Labhaoise Collects Third All-Ireland Football Medal in 12 months

Labhaoise Collects Third All-Ireland Football Medal in 12 months

Kerry U-16 defeat Galway in U-16 All-Ireland Final Kerry 7-15 to Gawlay 3-3 in Bruff, Co. Limerick. Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club was represented on last night’s All-Ireland U-16 winning team by Labhaoise Walmsley. Last night’s win means that, in just over a year, Laboaoise has collected three All-Ireland football medals. One at U-14 levelRead more…

Midtown Raffa’s Racing Future in Doubt

Midtown Raffa’s Racing Future in Doubt

“Midtown Raffa, winner of the Irish Independent Irish Laurels, may have run his last race as a result of an injury sustained in Saturday’s final of the Doire Construction Champion Stakes at Shelbourne Park,” according to a report by Michael Fortune on the Irish Greyhound News website. Trainer, Moss O’Connor reported on Monday that theRead more…

Birthday Greetings from Jean to Mary F

Birthday Greetings from Jean to Mary F

A note from Jean Horgan arrived early this morning sending best wishes to her UK based cousin, Mary F. McGaley who celebrates her birthday this very day: “ From Here To There To You .Happy Birthday to my first cousin, bridesmaid and best friend. July 29th was always your day Mary. Remembering all those specialRead more…

On the Spot Fines for Cyclists from Friday

On the Spot Fines for Cyclists from Friday

Because she’s up to her oxters in cycling related events here in Castleisland, the always on-the-ball, Georgina Fagan brought the following ‘wake-up call’ to the attention of the growing numbers of locals being attracted onto the roads through the past-time / sport of cycling. Would you ever think that the simple act of cycling couldRead more…

Deputy Fleming in rare Dáil Éireann motion move

Deputy Fleming in rare Dáil Éireann motion move

On Private Members Business in Dail Eireann recently, Deputy Tom Fleming moved a motion regarding the provision of appropriate services and supports from various government departments to enable senior citizens to have quality life in their own home and in the community. The government did not oppose the motion and it was passed unanimously followingRead more…

Cordal Native, Tralee Resident Catherine is CU July Car Winner

Cordal Native, Tralee Resident Catherine is CU July Car Winner

Glountane, Cordal native, Catherine Moriarty from Oakpark, Tralee is the latest winner in Tralee Credit Union’s Members’ Car Draw. Catherine won a brand new Toyota Auris 152 from local dealer, Kelliher’s Rathass, Tralee. “It was a real surprise when I got the call, it’s a fantastic feeling. I’ve seen the photos of previous winners gettingRead more…

It’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in the Stack’s Mountains

It’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in the Stack’s Mountains

If you would like to dance yourself silly, have a drop of tea in the bog, win a rosette for man’s best friend or listen to storytelling that will split your sides then Lyreacrompane is the place to be over the August Bank Holiday weekend for the 18th Dan Paddy Andy Festival! A Ceilí withRead more…

HercOileán – The Summer 2015 Edition

HercOileán – The Summer 2015 Edition

HercOileán – The Island Warrior Challenge 2015 has come and gone and the inevitable post mortem can now take place. Saturday’s event, a collaboration between An Riocht AC and Castleisland Rugby Club, was the second outing of the innovative Island Warrior Challenge. Though well inland in calendar terms from last year’s October 11th date –Read more…

Music Master Classes and More at Bruach Summer School

Music Master Classes and More at Bruach Summer School

The Rockchapel Comhaltas Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Bruach Na Carraige, Rockchapel will run from August 3rd to 8th. Master classes will be directed by Nicky McAuliffe who is a leading authority on traditional Irish music. Nicky will focus on the recently discovered traditional music manuscripts in the National Traditional Music Archives in Dublin andRead more…

Centre an International Basketball Arena for an Evening

Centre an International Basketball Arena for an Evening

Castleisland Community Centre became an international Basketball arena for a while on Friday evening. There, local hero Adam Donoghue and his Ireland Boys’ U-16 team hosted their Scottish opponents in the first of two weekend challenge games; the second is to be played in Cork this evening. Both sides have qualified for next month’s EuropeanRead more…