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Well Done to Kenmare man Stephen O’Brien for making the Kerry Team

Stephen O’Brien will proudly be wearing the number 15 for his county.

Steven O'Brien

Steven O’Brien

The Kerry team to play Cork in the McGrath Cup Senior Football Final in Mallow on Sunday shows two changes from the team that defeated CIT in the semi final on Sunday last – Brian Kelly replaces Brendan Kealy in goal and Peter Crowley starts in the half back line instead of Brian Maguire. Aidan O’Mahony and Paul Geaney are among those added to the substitutes list.
The team is as follows:
1. Brian Kelly Killarney Legion
2. Paul Murphy Rathmore
3. Mark Griffin St Michaels/Foilmore
4. Shane Enright Tarbert
5. Peter Crowley Laune Rangers
6. Jack Sherwood Firies
7. Mikey Geaney Dingle
8. Anthony Maher Duagh
9. David Moran KerinsO’Rahillys
10. Jonathan Lyne Killarney Legion
11. Bryan Sheehan St Marys
12. Donnchadh Walsh Cromane (Capt.)
13. Barry John Keane KerinsO’Rahillys
14. Alan Fitzgerald Castlegregory
15. Stephen O’Brien Kenmare
16. Brendan Kealy Kilcummin
17. Brian Maguire Listowel Emmets
18. Shane O’Callaghan Austin Stacks
19. Barry Shanahan Austin Stacks
20. Paul Galvin Finuge
21. Aidan O’Mahony Rathmore
22. Paul Geaney Dingle
23. Marcus Mangan Milltown-Castlemaine

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Well Done Father Murphy ‘Father Tidy’ named Kerry Person of the Year

An 88-year-old priest who has been an inspirational figure in the Tidy Towns movement for decades has been declared Kerry Person of the Year 2014.
Archdeacon Michael Murphy was described as a thoroughly deserving winner of the award at an announcement at the Killarney Park Hotel.

He has helped lead Sneem (1987), Kenmare (2000) and Killarney (2011), where he now lives in retirement, to the top Tidy Towns prize.

He is affectionately known throughout the country as ‘Father Tidy’, and is still actively involved in an organised, voluntary litter-collecting programme in Killarney.

The award is presented by the Dublin Kerry Association and Archdeacon Murphy was nominated by Killarney Looking Good/Tidy Towns.

Previous winners of the award include former tánaiste Dick Spring, former rugby star Mick Galwey, Sister Consilio Fitzgerald and the late Kerry football legend Páidí Ó Sé.

Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism president and Tidy Towns activist Johnny McGuire said: ‘’Fr Murphy leads by example and the rest of us follow.

“He has given a lifetime of service to Tidy Towns and is an inspiration to everyone to continue the cause of volunteerism which is so important.”

The archdeacon, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 on behalf of the people of Kerry from Kerry County Council, once said: “The important thing is to give leadership and example and you can’t give leadership without example.”

He is a brother of retired Bishop of Kerry Dr Bill Murphy.

By Donal Hickey


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Save Our Ambulance Kenmare presents petition to public representatives

The Save Our Ambulance Kenmare group has presented a petition signed by 8,500 people.

Members of Kerry Action Group 'Save our Ambulance Kenmare' [S.O.A.K] with Senator Mark Daly www.soak.ie

Members of Kerry Action Group ‘Save our Ambulance Kenmare’ [S.O.A.K] with Senator Mark Daly recently http://www.soak.ie

Radio Kerry:
SOAK was set up in April in response to what the group claims is the HSE’s plans to reduce the ambulance service in the Kenmare area. Ahead of a private meeting with the HSE in Killarney today, the group presented its petition with 8,500 signatures to deputies Tom Fleming and Brendan Griffin, and Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen.

Read the article on the Radio Kerry News stream here.

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