Category Archives: Rugby

Chamber Remembrance Day for Con on September 30th

Chamber Remembrance Day for Con on September 30th

The annual remembrance day for Con Houlihan takes place in Castleisland on Saturday September 30th. This year sees the launch of the Con Houlihan Trail by Castleisland Chamber Alliance. The trail consists of a short tour of Castleisland town taking in some of Con’s favourite places in the area. Fifteen plaques will be unveiled onRead more…

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Listowel native, John ‘Junior’ Griffin is one of Kerry badminton’s best known officials. Now he has to share the ‘Junior Griffin’ moniker with Kerry’s latest rugby star, Ciara Griffin of Ballymacelligott. Ciara Griffin – known as ‘Junior’ to her friends, plays her club rugby with Tralee and with Munster. She made her international debut againstRead more…

Rugby Star JJ to Open Kieran’s XL Store in The Mall

Rugby Star JJ to Open Kieran’s XL Store in The Mall

As far as connections to place are concerned, Knocknagoshel has as much claim to J.J. Hanrahan’s increasing fame as Northampton or Currow or Thomond Park.  On this Saturday, August 5th. JJ will do the honours when he will cut the ceremonial ribbon for Kieran McAuliffe as he officially opens his village based XL Store withRead more…

Danny in Scrum to Secure Rugby World Cup 2023

Danny in Scrum to Secure Rugby World Cup 2023

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae has waded in to support the efforts of the Government and the Irish Rugby Football Union in their bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the venues and the country all around the world, and the advertising of Ireland in this way willRead more…

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

The Mad Ones from The Mad Ones transported them down from Galway; they stopped traffic on Castleisland’s Main Street this afternoon; Betty watered them; Den Joe fed them; They’re brilliant; They’re the Galway Street Club. Welcome to Castleisland, Saturday July 1st 2017. There is many a great saying about music and its hold over thoseRead more…

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

Chin Up Goggle Introduced by Visionary Kerrymen

An American invention with a local connection has just been introduced as a sports training aid which has been brought to the Irish market, initially, by two Kerry men. James O’Connell, Laccabawn, Castleisland and Rory Kilgallen from Tralee had their product featured on the RTÉ One, Dara Ó Cinnéide fronted GAA Nua on Monday eveningRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

End of West Limerick Radio Car Boot Sale The Board of Management of West Limerick Radio would like to advise all stall holders and customers that the car boot sale has been discontinued due to its rapid decline over the past 12 months. By: Marian Harnett They would like to thank all those who supportedRead more…

Bank Holiday Monday Return for Crageens Car Boot Sale

Bank Holiday Monday Return for Crageens Car Boot Sale

After a tentative introduction to the culture of the locality last year, the Car Boot Sale experience is set to return on the coming Bank Holiday Monday, June 5th. Castleisland RFC member, Brian O’Sullivan introduced the idea as a club fundraiser and it was held on the grounds and drew an enthusiastic following of buyersRead more…

Siobhán’s Remarkable Rugby Achievements Celebrated at School

Siobhán’s Remarkable Rugby Achievements Celebrated at School

Seeing Red is becoming more and more of a Currow thing in recent and not so recent times. The village school became a Red Sea for the day on Friday as management, pupils and teachers celebrated Siobhán Fleming’s latest in a long line of rugby associated accolades. The sea of normality and tranquility there wasRead more…

J.J.Hanrahan’s Move Back To Munster Confirmed

J.J.Hanrahan’s Move Back To Munster Confirmed

The news that all Munster Rugby fans wanted to hear was confirmed yesterday by Northampton Saints and by Munster itself. The UK based club revealed that JJ Hanrahan is to return to his native province. It has emerged that he and a couple of others have signed two-year contracts with Munster. The 24 year oldRead more…