St. Mary’s Basketball Club Announcement: THE BLITZ IS BACK !

St. Mary’s Basketball Club Announcement: THE BLITZ IS BACK !

In an era not known for being flaithiúlach with good news, a break in the clouds this week allowed St. Mary’s Basketball Club PRO LIz Galwey to announce the return of the eternally popular five-day Christmas Blitz for December 2022. In December 2019 the club held its 50th annual blitz but due to COVID 19, both…

Nora Geaney Memorial Cup Gathering at Maine Valley G.C. on September 24th

Nora Geaney Memorial Cup Gathering at Maine Valley G.C. on September 24th

The Nora Geaney Memorial Cup for gents will be played for on the Maine Valley Golf Club course in Killorglin on Saturday, September 24th. with tee-off times between 8am and 10am. The competition is open to all past members of the now closed Castleisland Golf Club and guests from other clubs. Those intending to play…

Spirited Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s Go Down to Killester

Spirited Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s Go Down to Killester

Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s went down to Killester on Saturday evening. It was a home game for the Dublin side and Team Garvey’s were missing some key players. Mimi Clarke was one of the key players throughout the game for Killester and hit the first 11 points of the game for her side. Americans, Shannon…

St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collections Ahead of ‘Busy Winter’

St. Vincent de Paul Church Gate Collections Ahead of ‘Busy Winter’

The Castleisland branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold church gate collections outside masses in Castleisland and Cordal this coming weekend, October 2nd and 3rd and in Scartaglen on Sunday, October 17th.  Increased Fuel Bills “It is anticipated that this will be a busy winter for the society as restriction lift…

Paris on Irish U-18 Women’s Basketball Team for European Championships

Paris on Irish U-18 Women’s Basketball Team for European Championships

Paris McCarthy has represented her country in many of Europe’s major basketball arenas over the past few years and will do so again next week. She is the only Kerry player on the Irish squad heading to the FIBA European Challenge U-18 women’s A tournament which is due to start on July 27th. The tournament…

Vincent’s to Re-open at No. 33 Church Street on Monday, June 15

Vincent’s to Re-open at No. 33 Church Street on Monday, June 15

The Castleisland branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and its members are delighted to announce that the popular No. 33 Church Street shop will reopen on Monday June 15th. “The shop is the main source of income for the branch and all involved are looking forward to the return of both staff…

Team Tom McCarthy’s Lose Out in Overtime in Belfast

Team Tom McCarthy’s Lose Out in Overtime in Belfast

Team Tom McCarthy’s St. Mary’s suffered its second loss of the season in what was possibly its most challenging game to date. By Liz Galwey, PRO The St. Mary’s team travelled to Belfast where they faced Phoenix Rockets in a cross conference game that went to overtime. Rockets Launch Big Opening Rockets had a big…

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

The launch of St. Mary’s Basketball Club 50th Christmas Blitz took place in the River Island Hotel on Friday night. Speakers at the event included Michael John Kearney, chairperson of the Castleisland Chamber Alliance and John Breen, Municipal District area manager. By Liz Galwey PRO Both praised the club for its work in organising the…

St. Mary’s to Launch 50th Blitz Celebrations as Team Tom’s Win Away

St. Mary’s to Launch 50th Blitz Celebrations as Team Tom’s Win Away

St. Mary’s Basketball Club will launch its 50th Blitz celebrations and details at a dinner dance in the River Island Hotel on Friday December 6th. The club will launch a book ‘Something Special’ on the night also. The book is a compilation of memories as told by the founding members and chairpersons throughout the years…

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

The old ‘bird in the hand’ analogy was wisely rolled out by the organisers of Saturday’s Hoops4Hospice – a day long basketball extravaganza in honour of the late club stalwart Joanne Walmsley. Joanne passed away on March 7th last after a long battle with cancer at only 43 years of age. Ambition and Distinction In…