The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - CLUB NEWS -


Hi all, train­ing con­tin­ues at usual times


6/12 U17 Girls Imperials v St.Pauls John Mitchells 20-30 7/12 U14 Div1 Girls Imperials v St.Marys Mounthawk 19-00 U13 Div1 Girls Imperials v St.Josephs Mounthawk 18-00 8/12 Se­nior Women Div1 St.Marys v Imperials Castleis­land 18-30 Se­nior Women Div3 Gneeveg­uilla v Imperials Rath­more 20-00 9/12 Se­nior Men Div1 Imperials v KCYMS Mounthawk 14-30 Se­nior Women Div3 Cup Vix­ens v Imperials Athea 19-15 U16 Div3 Girls St.Brid­gets v Imperials Castleis­land 16-00 10/12 U16 Div1 Girls Gneeveg­uilla v Imperials Rath­more 1900 U14 Div1 Boys Imperials v St.Bren­dans Mounthawk 19-15 U14 Div3 Girls Pool3 Imperials v St.Bren­dans Mounthawk 18-00 U12 Div3 Girls Pool2 Imperials v TKCOBRAS Pre­sen­ta­tion 18-15 12/12 U12 Div1 Boys St.Pauls v Imperials Kil­lar­ney 19-00 Se­nior Women Div3 Imperials v Vix­ens Mounthawk 20-00


U16 Div1 Boys Imperials 42 KCYMS 48 U12 Div3 Boys Pool2 St.Marys 26 Imperials 17 U12 Div3 Girls Pool2 St.Marys 32 Imperials 9 U14 Div1 Boys Rath­more 57 Imperials 39 U14 Div2 Girls Pool1 Imperials 30 Bob­cats 28 U12 Div1 Girls Glen­beigh 19 Imperials 10 U18 Boys Na­tional Cup quar­ter fi­nal St Malachys 71 Imperials 42


The Ir­ish Sign Lan­guage Act 2017 was passed into Law last De­cem­ber. This cam­paign was led by the Ir­ish Deaf So­ci­ety (IDS) and sup­ported by count­less in­di­vid­u­als, groups & or­gan­i­sa­tions through­out Ire­land and in­deed abroad. To cel­e­brate the oneyear an­niver­sary of the ISL Act, the IDS are or­gan­is­ing an event in Dublin on the 14th of De­cem­ber. If you are won­der­ing why the 14th has been cho­sen? This is the day ISL was of­fi­cially recog­nised by the Gov­ern­ment in the Dáil. The IDS would like to in­vite you to join them in their cel­e­bra­tions at Deaf Vil­lage Ire­land (DVI) at 11 am. They will have a brief re­view of the last year since ISL was of­fi­cially recog­nised. If you can’t make it early in the day, they will also have a get-to­gether at 7 pm down­stairs in Doyle’s Pub. If you are not able to at­tend ei­ther event, the IDS are happy for peo­ple to or­gan­ise their own events around Ire­land to cel­e­brate Na­tional ISL Day! They are also look­ing for­ward to see­ing your pho­tos from the cel­e­bra­tions, so make sure to share them with the IDS af­ter­wards. If you know of any lo­cal cel­e­bra­tions and would like to share them with us, please let us know. We would be happy to share the de­tails on our Face­book page. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the IDS event in ISL, check out https://vimeo. com/302461016

WHAT DOES THE ISL ACT COVER? For those of you who are not fa­mil­iar with the ISL Act, here is a brief ex­pla­na­tion of what the Act cov­ers? ISL is now recog­nised as the 3rd of­fi­cial lan­guage in Ire­land. Prior to this, only English & Ir­ish were recog­nised as of­fi­cial lan­guages by the Gov­ern­ment. ISL users have le­gal rights to ac­cess Gov­ern­ment De­part­ments via Ir­ish Sign Lan­guage. This means that all Gov­ern­ment De­part­ments that come un­der the re­spon­si­bil­ity of a Min­is­ter are legally obliged to pro­vide ac­cess through ISL. Pub­lic Bod­ies that re­ceive fund­ing via Gov­ern­ment sources are also cov­ered by the Act. In ad­di­tion, all Courts must pro­vide ISL ac­cess. An im­por­tant as­pect of the leg­is­la­tion is that the pro­vi­sion of in­ter­pre­ta­tion shall be of no cost to the per­son con­cerned. If you would like to read more about the Act, a full ver­sion of the Act is avail­able on­line at: https://data.oireach­tas. ie/ie/oireach­tas/act/2017/40/eng/ en­acted/a4017.pdf


Just a quick re­minder of our up­com­ing hol­i­days. We will close at 5pm on the 21st of De­cem­ber and will re-open again on the 7th of Jan­uary at 10am. As al­ways, don’t for­get you can con­tact SLIS or Bridge In­ter­pret­ing out­side of of­fice hours & dur­ing hol­i­days for any le­gal or med­i­cal emer­gen­cies.


Kerry Deaf Re­source Cen­tre (KDRC). 4 Gas Ter­race, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRE­LAND. V92 Y409

KDRC pro­vides ser­vices to deaf, deaf­ened, hard of hear­ing & hear­ing cus­tomers on deaf and hard of hear­ing re­lated is­sues. Ap­point­ments can be ar­ranged via our Drop-In Cen­tre in Tralee.

Text: 087 633 4687 E-mail: [email protected]­ Face­book: www.face­­ry­deaf VIS- Video In­ter­pret­ing/In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice: (by ap­point­ment) FaceTime: 087 633 4687 or [email protected]­ Skype: ker­ry­deaf Web­site: www. ker­ry­ To make a do­na­tion: You can send a cheque or postal or­der to our postal ad­dress above. All dona­tions greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. We also ac­cept on­line dona­tions at: https:// www.go­­ry­deaf­re­source Char­ity No: CHY20854


Kerry School of Mu­sic, es­tab­lished in 1982, is a reg­is­tered char­ity and sci­en­tific body pro­vid­ing high­est qual­ity, af­ford­able tuition in Mu­sic, Drama and Dance at lo­ca­tions through­out Kerry - Tralee, Kil­lar­ney, Lis­towel, Castleis­land, Kil­lor­glin and Din­gle. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be got on our web­sites www. ker­ryschoolof­mu­, www. kil­lar­ney­mu­sic­, www. ksm­dancea­ and on our Face­book pages. Our head of­fice in the for­mer Cus­tom House, High St. Tralee is open week­days from 9.30am to 5pm. Or call 066 7125690/7120077. Mo­bile: 087-6278931.


Royal Ir­ish Academy of Mu­sic Win­ter ex­ams took place on Mon­day last, De­cem­ber 3rd. Well done to all en­trants and fingers crossed for op­ti­mum re­sults.


Mon­day last at 7.30pm in the Chapel of the Bon Se­cours Hospi­tal the Kerry Cham­ber Choir and Kerry School of Mu­sic Chil­dren’s Choir gave an hour-long recital of sea­sonal mu­sic which was open to the pub­lic and broad­cast through­out the hospi­tal.


The first of two Kerry School of Mu­sic Dance Academy per­for­mances, show­cases the work of teacher Tara Dore. Tara teaches dance classes in Tralee, Kil­lar­ney, Lis­towel and Din­gle. The per­for­mance takes place on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9th at 5pm and is sure to be a sell-out. Early book­ing is ad­vised. Call Si­amsa Tire on 06623055.


The high point of the an­nual pre-Christ­mas con­cert sea­son - Han­del’s Mes­siah will be per­formed at Kil­lar­ney Fri­ary on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16th at 8pm by the Kerry Cham­ber Choir, Kerry Cham­ber Orches­tra and a su­perb line-up of soloists all di­rected from the key­board by Ai­dan O’ Car­roll. The Mes­siah at the Fri­ary is fast be­com­ing an an­nual event and makes for a truly spec­tac­u­lar evening of mu­sic.

This year we have put out a call to singers who have al­ready sung a Mes­siah to come join us. There is a spe­cial re­hearsal at the Kerry School of Mu­sic this com­ing Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8th at 5pm and all in­tend­ing singers are wel­come.

Tick­ets can be got from the Fri­ary Of­fice - 064-6631334 or Kerry School of Mu­sic - 066-7125690.


Ai­dan O’ Car­roll will again fea­ture in a two-hour spe­cial In Con­ver­sa­tion With with Joe McGill on Ra­dio Kerry on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 19th from 6-8pm. This will be Ai­dan’s ninth year be­ing in­ter­viewed.


The fi­nal con­cert of the pre-Christ­mas sea­son takes place at St. John’s Church of Ire­land, Ashe St. Tralee on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21st. This is the 20th Mistle­toe and Wine and a su­perb mis­cel­lany of items is promised from the Kerry Cham­ber Choir, the School of Mu­sic Se­nior Orches­tra and a raft of dis­tin­guished guests. Book­ing on Kerry School of Mu­sic ticket line_ 066-7125690. Lim­ited tick­ets avail­able at the door on the night.


A Light To Re­mem­ber Tree is of­fi­cially light­ing on the grounds of Univer­sity Hospi­tal Kerry. It was a very emo­tional night and we are over­whelmed with the crowd that came. We must thank all in the Univer­sity Hospi­tal Kerry for the re­fresh­ments, the lovely sur­round­ings for the event and the great work that was done in set­ting up the tree. We must also thank the sound en­gi­neers who did a great job.

A huge thank you to Belfield Nurs­ery for the amaz­ing tree and Terry O’Brien for his help in get­ting it? To the amaz­ing per­form­ers who en­ter­tained the crowd we are hugely grate­ful to you.

We started with the fan­tas­tic pipers from Kil­lor­glin Pipe Band who re­ally set the tone for the evening and they were fol­lowed by the amaz­ing Castleis­land Choir who per­formed be­fore and af­ter the tree was lit up.

Ted Moyni­han (RIP) was in many of our thoughts and it was very spe­cial to have his son Ted turn on the lights with Dr Shea­han. We were de­lighted to have Deirdre Walsh as MC for the night and as al­ways did a fan­tas­tic job.

To all the Kerry Hos­pice vol­un­teers who were on hand as al­ways to help, we thank you.

This was a first for the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion and it would not have been pos­si­ble but for the fan­tas­tic work of the Christ­mas Tree com­mit­tee and we thank you for your hard work. To all the amaz­ing pub­lic we are truly amazed at the con­tin­ued sup­port you give us on a daily ba­sis. You again came out to sup­port this event and we can not thank you enough. You are the rea­son the Kerry Hos­pice can pro­vide the sup­port needed for the Pal­lia­tive care ser­vices in Kerry.

For those who missed tonight you can still buy a light on the vir­tual tree on line by click­ing in to the link. This will be run­ning right up to the 24th of De­cem­ber.

We had lovely cards this year in which Barry’s Pack­ag­ing spon­sored and de­signed.


A huge thank you to all in Abbey­dor­ney GAA who pre­sented a cheque to Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion af­ter their pride of the parish event. Well done all who took part.

Well done also to David O’Brien and the gang who shaved off their tashes on Dathai and Maura show all in aid of Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion. Great cov­er­age and a huge well done to all in­volved.


There are two houses, one in Bal­ly­duff and one in Kil­lor­glin who have dec­o­rated their homes for char­ity. Kate Lu­cid has lit up her house for the next cou­ple of weeks and all funds raised will go to Pal­lia­tive Care.

The Pur­cell fam­ily in Kil­loglin also have their house lit up and all funds raised will go to KHF and Re­cov­ery Haven. A huge thank you to both for the great sup­port.


The ladies from Kil­lar­ney held a bear sale in Manor on Satur­day last where they sold all bears that they had made them­selves. A great idea for the Christ­mas pe­riod, well done all.


The 4th of De­cem­ber will see a flo­ral de­mon­stra­tion by Kath­leen Reidy and will take place in the River Is­land at 7:30pm. All wel­come.


Ques­tion: Can taxis charge higher fares over Christ­mas and New Year?

An­swer: Yes, taxis can charge more on cer­tain days over Christ­mas. There are three dif­fer­ent rates un­der the Na­tional Max­i­mum Taxi Fare; the stan­dard rate, the pre­mium rate and the spe­cial pre­mium rate.

The stan­dard rate ap­plies from 8am to 8pm, Mon­day to Satur­day. The pre­mium rate ap­plies at night from 8pm to 8am and on Sun­days and pub­lic hol­i­days. And the spe­cial pre­mium rate ap­plies be­tween 8pm on Christ­mas Eve and 8am on St. Stephen’s Day and be­tween 8pm on New Year’s Eve and 8am on New Year’s Day. The rates are low­est at the stan­dard rate and most ex­pen­sive at the spe­cial pre­mium rate. So, taxis can charge more when the spe­cial pre­mium rate ap­plies over Christ­mas.

The Na­tional Max­i­mum Taxi Fare con­sists of 3 sep­a­rate parts:

Ini­tial charge: amount which ap­pears on the me­ter at the be­gin­ning of the jour­ney. This is €3.80 at the stan­dard rate and €4.20 at the pre­mium rates. It in­cludes an ini­tial dis­tance of 500m, or 85 sec­onds.

Fur­ther travel: af­ter the dis­tance/ time in­cluded in the ini­tial charge has been ex­ceeded, fur­ther travel is cal­cu­lated on small por­tions of the jour­ney. At low speeds, or when a taxi is sta­tion­ary, the fare is cal­cu­lated on the ba­sis of time. The charges for fur­ther travel dif­fer de­pend­ing on what rate ap­plies when you are trav­el­ling. The charges are low­est at the stan­dard rate and most ex­pen­sive at the spe­cial pre­mium rate.

Ex­tra charge: there are strict rules about ex­tra charges, in­clud­ing a book­ing fee, ad­di­tional pas­sen­ger charges and a soil­ing charge.

You can ask for a dis­count be­fore en­gag­ing a taxi. Driv­ers have the right to charge the max­i­mum amount cal­cu­lated on the me­ter, or a lower amount at their dis­cre­tion.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from the Ci­ti­zens In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre be­low.

Con­tact us in Tralee on Tel: 0761 07 7860 ; Kil­lar­ney 0761 07 7820; Lis­towel 0761 07 7840; Ken­mare 0761 07 7810;

Ca­her­civeen 0761 07 7780.


So­ci­ety will host an­other evening at Ardfert Re­treat Cen­tre this Thurs­day 6th Dec. be­gin­ning at 8pm. Videos of Ardfert Vil­lage & var­i­ous lo­cal events will fea­ture. There is no for­mal ad­mis­sion charge, but dona­tions are ac­cepted & go to­wards the run­ning of Ardfert Re­treat Cen­tre.


Ardfert His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: Steve Baker, Video ar­chives footage from Ardfert, Thurs. 6th Dec. 8pm. Ad­vent Re­treat: Fr. Ger­ard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. Please call 0667134276 for both res­i­den­tial and non-res­i­den­tial book­ings.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bren­dan Sin­nott, Tubrid who was in­ducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the North Kerry Hurl­ing Board in tribute to his years of vol­un­teer work for both the North Kerry Hurl­ing Board & his own Club St. Bren­dan’s.


The club had a num­ber of ath­letes in­volved in parkruns last week­end. In Lis­towel, Alex O’Car­roll from Bal­ly­duff had an ex­cel­lent run on Satur­day in a pb of 21-29. In Tralee, there were 10 St Bren­dan’s ath­letes in ac­tion on Satur­day with Pádraig O’Re­gan and Ger­ald Car­roll lead­ing the Club home with times of 20-16 and 20-38 re­spec­tively. There were 18 of the Club’s young ath­letes in ac­tion on Sun­day in Tralee for the 2nd birth­day of the ju­nior parkrun and again great per­for­mances were recorded. Jes­sica Leen was pre­sented with her wrist­band for com­plet­ing 21 ju­nior parkruns. Mean­while, the Wal­she fam­ily of Zach, Ruairi and Conor par­tic­i­pated in the Shel­bourne ju­nior parkrun in Lim­er­ick and Zach was the first fin­isher.

Train­ing for ju­ve­niles con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­day evenings from 6.30 to 8pm for U8 to U11 in Ardfert Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Train­ing for U12s up­wards is on Wed­nes­days also, but in Ardfert sports­field from 6.45 to 7.45pm.

Any­body who hasn’t yet reg­is­tered for 2019 may down­load the form from the Club blog at stbren­ or con­tact Irene But­ler on 098 7985557.


Next week we will be pre­par­ing for Santa’s visit on Sun­day the 9th of De­cem­ber. Santa will be in Ardfert Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 12-2:30pm. The Christ­mas mar­kets will also be taken place at this time . This is al­ways guar­an­teed to be a mag­i­cal day. Pre book­ing for Santa’s grotto can be done by con­tact­ing lit­tle voy­agers on 0667134066. Each child will re­ceive a gift and 1 pic­ture per fam­ily at a cost of €10 per child and €6 per any ad­di­tional child.

Sun­day De­cem­ber 9th, the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Christ­mas Mar­ket takes place from 10a.m. A wide va­ri­ety of stalls and goods on dis­play. Come along and buy some­thing spe­cial and maybe grab your­self a bar­gain for Christ­mas.


Re­sults of last week’s ham­per drive at the Tankard were Tim Hickey and Mike Crean; Joan Kenny and Anne O’Con­nor; Larry and Mar­garet Mur­phy, Oliver Moore and Mark O’Brien.

Oys­ter Tav­ern: Peggy O’Car­roll and Anne O’Cal­laghan, Mar­ian and Mary, Ml Collins and Mary.

Cards as usual next week.


The an­nual Church gate col­lec­tion will be taken up at all Masses in the parish on this Satur­day and Sun­day in aid of the St Vin­cent de Paul.

Please give gen­er­ously to this wor­thy cause.


There was no win­ner of the €3,900 jack­pot for the 26th of Novem­ber 2018. Num­bers drawn by DJ Fla­herty were 1,10,19,22. The €50 win­ner was Beck & Eric O’Con­nor c/o Ler­rig Stores and the two €30 win­ners were Larry Mur­phy c/o Cards & Tom O’Sul­li­van c/o Jerry.

Book­ings for the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre can be made on 0871611720.


The an­nual se­nior ci­ti­zens Christ­mas party is tak­ing place this Sun­day 9th De­cem­ber in the Kil­moy­ley Com­mu­nity Care Cen­tre. Cel­e­bra­tions will com­mence with Mass at 1pm, fol­lowed by Christ­mas din­ner, ceol agus craic. We look for­ward to host­ing and meet­ing you all.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to Oon­agh & Mau­rice Mur­nane, Balli­norig on the re­cent birth of their son Rory Mau­rice.


The pupils in Kil­moy­ley Na­tional School have elected a new Green Schools Com­mit­tee. Chair­per­son, Kate Maun­sell, Sec­re­tary, Clodagh Re­gan, P.R.O, Maeve Ho­ran. This will be the team help­ing the school achieve its sev­enth Green School Flag-Global Cit­i­zen­ship En­ergy.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the newly elected Green School Com­mit­tee and wish­ing you ev­ery suc­cess with your en­deav­ours.


Week 4 Draw Win­ners:- 1st Prize: Mary Lyne, Ardfert 2nd Prize: Valen­tine Re­gan (PR), Kil­moy­ley 3rd Prize: Bernard New­man, Togherbane Pro­mo­tor’s Prize: Aoibhe Kear­ney


It was an­other good day out for the team as they con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to the sea­son with a 3-0 win over Clas­sic FC C at Mounthawk park on Sun­day. Goals by Daniel Collins, James God­ley and Joe McEl­lig­ott sent Ath­letic on their way.

The team has no game this com­ing week­end.


The club had a num­ber of ath­letes in­volved in parkruns last week­end. In Lis­towel, Alex O’Car­roll from Bal­ly­duff had an ex­cel­lent run on Satur­day in a pb of 21-29.

In Tralee, there were 10 St Bren­dan’s ath­letes in ac­tion on Satur­day with Pádraig O’Re­gan and Ger­ald Car­roll lead­ing the club home with times of 20-16 and 20-38 re­spec­tively. There were 18 of the club’s young ath­letes in ac­tion on Sun­day in Tralee for the 2nd birth­day of the ju­nior parkrun and again great per­for­mances were recorded. Jes­sica Leen was pre­sented with her wrist­band for com­plet­ing 21 ju­nior parkruns.

Train­ing for ju­ve­niles con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­day evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm for U8 to U11 in Ardfert Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Train­ing for U12s up­wards is on Wed­nes­days also but in Ardfert sports­field from 6.45 to 7.45pm.


The U12 team were pre­sented with their medals as joint win­ners of phase 1 of the County Hurl­ing League on Fri­day evening in the club rooms. Many thanks to Ian Brick, U21B All Ire­land hurl­ing win­ning man­ager and to Mau­rice O’Con­nor and Kieran Re­gan who met the team and pre­sented them with their medals. An ap­pear­ance by the Richie McEl­lig­ott cup made it even more spe­cial.

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done to all the play­ers and men­tors.

Taken at the AGM of John Mitchell’s GAA Club on Satur­day at Cham­pers, from left Club Regis­terr Stephen Bros­nan, Chair­man De­nis Man­nix, Jnr Chair­man De­nis Fitzger­ald, and Sec­re­tary Rory Kil­gan­non. Photo: John Cleary.

John O’Hal­lo­ran and Michael Walsh who pre­sented a cheque of €500 to John of God Tralee and ac­cept­ing the cheque is Mag­gie McDonnell. Back Bren­dan Bros­nan,Sarah O’Hal­lo­ran,Brenda McNa­mara,Stephen Weir,De­nis Man­nix and Hugh Fitzgib­bon. The money was raised at the John Mitchels Lip Sync by the Full Monty Team

At­tend­ing John Mitchell’s GAA Club AGM at Cham­pers on Satur­day, from left Adrian Breath­nagh, Ge­orge O’Donnell, Karl Keo­hane, Paddy O’Ma­hony and Dan O’Con­nor. Photo: John Cleary.

Pic­tured at John Mitchell’s GAA Club AGM at Cham­pers on Satur­day, from left Mary Jo Con­nolly, Claire Con­nell, and Michael Kel­li­uher. Photo:John Cleary.

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