Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

2020 North Kerry Final The misty conditions couldn’t dampen the fizz of excitement that washed over Brosna on Sunday.  Castleisland Desmonds took on Ballydonoghue in an intense encounter in Páirc na Féile that saw 2020 deferred final reach its natural conclusion. It was Brosna’s first time hosting this prestigious competition and let’s just say we… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds Men Make Club History in Brosna on Sunday

Castleisland Desmonds Men Make Club History in Brosna on Sunday

Desmonds 1-14 Ballydonoghue 1-7 Castleisland Desmonds made history on Sunday in the deferred North Kerry Championship final for 2020. They beat Ballydonoghue by seven points to snatch the ‘double’ for 2020 – the North Kerry League and championship titles. By Eilish O’Leary This has never been done before by the club and as Captain Maurice… Read more…

Knocknagoshel Winner of Castleisland RFC’s Split the Bucket Draw

Knocknagoshel Winner of Castleisland RFC’s Split the Bucket Draw

This week’s winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Circle K was Anna Marie Curtin from Knocknagoshel. Anna Marie, whose son Jamie plays with the club’s under 16s, won €1,016. The next draw will take place in the Kingdom House Bar on Saturday, December 3rd at 9pm.  A huge thank you to… Read more…

Kerry’s Heroes of 2021-  Nominations Sought by Radio Kerry and Fexco

Kerry’s Heroes of 2021- Nominations Sought by Radio Kerry and Fexco

In its efforts to encourage the people of the county to nominate their heroes of 2021, Radio Kerry has teamed up with Fexco to honour those nominated.  “2021has continued to be a challenging year for everyone in Kerry. But through it all, some individuals and groups have shown outstanding community spirit, courage, vision and leadership,”… Read more…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €1.6 Million in Funding for Kerry Sheep Farmers

Minister Foley Welcomes over €1.6 Million in Funding for Kerry Sheep Farmers

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed payments of €1,667,125 to 1,535 Kerry farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme. The rollout of the balancing payments brings the total paid under year five of the Sheep Welfare Scheme to over €16m to some 18,000 farmers. The scheme is co-funded by the European Union… Read more…

Government Must Address Issues of Rights of Way and Easements – Daly

Government Must Address Issues of Rights of Way and Easements – Daly

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Law Reform, Equality and Integration, Pa Daly, has  outlined the party’s support for speedy passage of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2021. Teachta Daly said that he called, a number of months ago, for the government to address the situation surrounding rights of way and easements. “This Bill addresses… Read more…

Pres Girls Triumph Over Old Adversaries in All Ireland U-16 Quarter Final

Pres Girls Triumph Over Old Adversaries in All Ireland U-16 Quarter Final

The Presentation Castleisland U-16 basketball team hosted the mighty Scoil Chríost Rí from Portlaoise on Monday. There’s a lot of history between the two schools, having met many times over the years in the late stages of national competitions. Home team and management knew this was going to be a hard fought contest. The game… Read more…

Business Owners, Service Providers Urged to Clear Main Street for Customer Parking

Business Owners, Service Providers Urged to Clear Main Street for Customer Parking

Retail business owners, professional service providers and their staff are being urged not to use the town’s Main Street as an all-day car park. It seems that customers are complaining that there is insufficient parking when they visit the town. They feel it is not good enough to have the available spaces filled with staff cars when… Read more…

Breahig to Cordal Pipeline Work Began this Morning

Breahig to Cordal Pipeline Work Began this Morning

Having broken 31 different times at different places along its route from Breahig Cross to the church in Cordal, the problems with the old water supply pipe have left the road like a patch-work quilt. Cllr. Charlie Farrelly was delighted to announce the start-up of the supply pipe replacement work at Breahig Cross early this… Read more…

Pres Castleisland Students Selected to Water Ambassadors’ Programme

Pres Castleisland Students Selected to Water Ambassadors’ Programme

Presentation Castleisland third year students: Ailbhe Fleming, Caoimhe Scanlon, Colene O’Callaghan, Amber Foley, Jasmine O’Sullivan and Emily Walsh were among the 158 applicants nationwide, to be chosen to represent their school in the National Water Ambassador Programme. The aim of this programme is to engage directly with second-level students on the topics of water conservation,… Read more…