Around the Districts: Cahersiveen and Cromane
t Marys GAA
History was made for the GAA Club of St Mary’s when Sheila Quigley was elected the club’s first female president. Sheila has been the active Treasurer for the past seven years during which she has immersed herself in the heart of the Club and all of its activities. I wish Sheila the best of luck in her new role.
Kerry Mental Health
The Iveragh Branch of the Kerry Mental Health Association would like to thank everyone who contributed to their Flag Day on Friday 17th December in Cahirciveen. The total collected was €3,405.50.
Bord Na Nog fundraiser
St Mary’s Gaa is hosting The Virtual Biddy (take 2) Calling on all old and new entrants to participate. Open to all ages worldwide. From February 1, 2022.
Climb with Charlie
On April 2, alongside the Climb with Charlie fundraiser, St. Mary’s GAA will hold a walk for the wider South Kerry community to raise funds for selected charities – Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and Pieta. The walk will take place on the Castlequin/Kimego loop. Cost: €10 entry fee, with all funds raised going directly to the two charities. If you can’t make the walk but would like to donate, please do so on our iDonate page. More details to follow closer to the date. For more information, please contact Denis (087) 2612034, Ger (087) 6701635 or Ciara (087) 7699211. https://www.idonate.ie/…/11424842_castlequin-kimego…
Cahersiveen Men’s Shelter
Caherciveen Mens Shed Limited would like to thank Financial Aid: Granting approval of €500 for the daily running costs of Kerry County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Covid 19 Emergency Fund (2nd Series).
Colist Na Sceilge
The Parent Council of Colaiste Na Sceilge would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for our raffle. We will contact the winners after the draw. We have exceeded our target of €5,000 to fund a well-being walkway around the school site.
Many thanks to the following wonderful local businesses for their generosity in donating vouchers for experiences or goods. Dingle Skellig Hotel & Spa. Skellig Falcon Boat Trips-The Glen. Skelligs Experience Centre-Valentia. Skelligs Pottery-Ballinskelligs. Sceilg Ola-Mastergeehy. SeaSynergy-Waterville. Feirini-Cahersiveen/Skelligs Gift Store-Waterville. Skelligs Six18-Cahersiveen Distillery. The Anchorages/Bar-Portmagee Bridge. The Fisherman’s Bar/Skelligs Restaurant-Portmagee and The Kerry Cliffs-Portmagee.
Cahersiveen library open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All welcome.
Chime will be holding an outreach clinic on Tuesday 08 February 2022 from 11am to 2pm at The Marina, Cahersiveen. Our FREE service of assistance and advice, cleaning and basic maintenance of hearing aids and information on rights. You need to make an appointment first, so please call Jerry Kelleher before February 07 on 087-3747327. Our consultations are private and confidential.
The death occurred from Marian Madden, Laune View, Killorglin formerly Kenmare. Marian came to work at Bank of Ireland, Killorglin until her retirement a few years ago. She was an active woman in pantomime and other pursuits in Killorglin. A regular at Cromane with her friends. Sincere sympathy to his family, relations and friends.
The sudden and untimely death also occurred of Paudie Clifford, Milltown just months after the sudden death of his wife Elaine leaving four young boys. Paudie was well known throughout Kerry as he had a pressure washing business which he worked in with the help of his sons. He was a machine enthusiast and loved vintage machinery and country music. Sincere sympathies to his father James, his brother John, Cromane and his sisters Helen Glenbeigh and Mary Callanafercy, as well as to all his family, relations and friends.
May Marian and Paudie rest in peace. Ar Dheis Dhia va raibh a hainm dilis.
Warmest congratulations to Cian and Sarah O.Keeffe on the safe arrival of their baby boy recently. Blessings to them for the future.
Lotto Club: Our last club lottery draw took place on Wednesday January 26th. No winner of the €8,800 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 126.96.36.199.
The €40 winners were Angela Teahan, Cromane. Online ticket. Finbar Casey, Cromane. Ticket sold by Jane Casey. Dawn and Molly Teahan, Castlemaine. Ticket sold by Christine Casey. Anne Casey and Anne Boyle. Ticket sold by Hannah Marys. Monthly winner: John Foley. Online ticket. Next week’s jackpot is €8,900. You have to be in to win.
You can buy your lotto tickets at Jack’s Bar and Restaurant; Hannah Mary’s shop; Mad Mix, Killorglin, O’Grady’s Bar, Killorglin, Red Fox and Killorglin Credit Union. You can also buy tickets online – just search for “Cromane GAA lotto”. This is the main income of the Club. A big thank you to all our lotto supporters and vendors.
Membership: For the fourth consecutive year, there have been no changes to our membership rates. Visit faireann.ie to renew or register as a new member. Looking forward to welcoming you soon on the pitch for our new year of football. Our 2022 membership prices are as follows: Players: €60; Coiste na nÓg family: €60; Students: €30; Pair: €50; Adult: €30; Minor: 20 €
Mini chestnuts: Our Mini Maroons, the club’s underage training initiative, are back for boys and girls born in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Minis take place every Sunday in February with a 10am start (we started on last weekend) until we enter the field in March. . Looking forward to welcoming new faces.
Please note the above membership fees when registering your child for 2022. Families should seek registration before resuming training. Good luck for the coming year.
Steps Challenge: Our healthy club manager, Matt Colborne, organized our participation for the second consecutive year in the Irish Life GAA Every Step Counts challenge. It started on January 19 and we have over 70 walkers for the Cromane GAA Club. We are regularly in the top 20 in Munster.
Many thanks to everyone involved, the goal is to reach 4,000 km by February 23rd. Once this goal is reached, we will participate in a raffle for €5,000 in O’Neill vouchers. Keep walking! Download Irish Life’s ‘MyLife’ app to participate. Check our social media for tips on how to register and updates on our progress.
Seniors: Garry McGrath took over the reins of Cromane’s senior football team. Good luck to Garry and his behind the scenes team of Johnny O’Sullivan, James Foley, Paul Patrick O’Sullivan and Seamus O’Shea for the year ahead. Many thanks also to the former management team of Alan O’Neill, Matt Colborne and Paudie McCarthy.
Win a house: Win a house in Killarney with the Kerry GAA Raffle.
For £100 you could win a stunning brand new A rated 3 bedroom house, superbly located just off Park Road in Killarney.
Kerry GAA also holds many other promotional raffles throughout the fundraising campaign. The sooner you buy your ‘Win a House in Killarney’ ticket (or your tickets!), the more raffles you’ll be entered into. Remember that all tickets purchased before the deadline for each promotional draw will entitle you to be entered in all subsequent promotional draws.
Support your club by supporting the county. Go to: kerrygaa.ie/winahouseinkerry/
If you are doing a spring cleaning and want to get rid of the laundry, clean clothes, they can go to the Clothes Vide located at the Cromane Gaa Pitch. It’s another way to support the club. No duvets, pillows or dirty or wet objects.
Room for rent
Any person or group looking for a room to rent for a day or an evening. We have an excellent room, all mod amenities in St. Michaels at Iveragh Road, Killorglin. Please contact Matt Murphy on 0879544748 or Muriel Boyle on 0876597566 for further information.
UNISLIM at CYMS Killorglin every Wednesday evening 6-8pm and Thursday mornings 7.30am
Bingo started again at CYMS Killorglin on Sunday evening at 8.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.
Fiona Crowley Stage School for children every Wednesday at CYMS Killorglin. 4 p.m.
Tae Kwondo is back in cym every Friday night with Jason Moriarty.
A bus goes to Killorglin from Cromane every Friday morning, departing at 10am. Route R28. Call 066 7147002 to reserve your place.
Registration for Gaelscoil Naomh Seamus Douglas. Contact [email protected]
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