Aimí and Morning Ireland Visit Castleisland Community College

Aimí and Morning Ireland Visit Castleisland Community College

Morning Ireland journalist Aimi Ní Riada paid a welcome visit to Castleisland Community College last week. By Doreen Killington The purpose of the visit was to interview those affected by the present Transition Year Programme and how it has been adapted within the context and disruption of the present school year. She spoke with the…

Cara Bags the Credit for Union with St. Mary’s Blitz

Cara Bags the Credit for Union with St. Mary’s Blitz

In a simple presentation of a massive gesture in Castleisland today, Pa Burke and Siobhan Donnelly from Cara Credit Union presented St. Mary’s Basketball Club with boxes of gear bags to mark their extra special Christmas event 2019. This morning’s presentation means that each child participating in the club’s Christmas Blitz will receive one of…

Flashback: Walkers Chosen For 2001 Dingle to Castleisland Centre Fundraiser

Flashback: Walkers Chosen For 2001 Dingle to Castleisland Centre Fundraiser

Though I’m trying to keep Sunday’s free of this kind of activity I couldn’t pass on this when I stumbled upon in the files during the week. The photograph was taken on this Sunday in September 2001 and in the relative innocence of the world just two days before the awful September 11th ‘Twin Towers’…

Irish Water Pledge Action on College Road / Kilbanivane on June 24th – Cllr. Farrelly

Irish Water Pledge Action on College Road / Kilbanivane on June 24th – Cllr. Farrelly

In the course of his recent Kerry County Council election campaign, Charlie Farrelly ran into many local issues ‘on the doorsteps’ as they say. One of the most pressing was – and still is – the discoloured water in the public supply in the Kilbanivane area of Castleisland. Kilbanivane and Water Problems Kilbanivane and water…

Serious Water Quality Issue on College Road and Beyond

Serious Water Quality Issue on College Road and Beyond

Those of us who believed that questionable tap-water quality in Castleisland was a thing of the past will get a bit of a suck-in to find out that all is not ‘well’ – if you’ll pardon that. Some time in the late 1960’s there was a rumour that the town’s supply of water from the…

Loss for Team Tom McCarthy’s as Final Home Game Beckons

Loss for Team Tom McCarthy’s as Final Home Game Beckons

Corrandulla, Co. Galway was the neutral venue set for this cross conference game between Team Tom McCarthy’s and Fabplus North West as the team played its third last game of the league. By Liz Galwey, PRO Fabplus took an early lead and dominated the first quarter. Ten of their 18 points came from Adiya Henderson…

O’Rourke Scores First Senior Goal in Georgie O’Callaghan Park

O’Rourke Scores First Senior Goal in Georgie O’Callaghan Park

Some things are simply ordained to fall the way they do – and often long before they do.  Last July, Patrick O’Rourke joined Teresa Lonergan in turning the first sod on the site of the new Astro Turf / Georgie O’Callaghan Park Last week he scored the first senior team goal on the finished pitch.…

St. Mary’s Attract Welcome Team Support

St. Mary’s Attract Welcome Team Support

St. Mary’s Basketball Club was one of the recipients of the 2018 Kerry County Council Community Support Fund. By Liz Galwey, PRO The funding was used by the club to purchase gear which will be worn by the U-18 squad when they travel to Dublin in early November for the first round of the National Cup.…

Monster Bingo with Giant Prizes for Mary’s League Campaign

Monster Bingo with Giant Prizes for Mary’s League Campaign

The organising committee behind St. Mary’s Basketball Club National League Ladies Team is to hold a fundraising ‘Monster Bingo Session’ at Castleisland Community Centre on Tuesday August 28th. Prize Fund of €4,250 A total prize-fund of €4,250 must be won on the night including a guaranteed jackpot of €1,000. The players and officials will also…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club AGM

St. Mary’s Basketball Club AGM

The following officers were elected at the AGM of St. Mary’s Basketball Club on Monday night. President: Fr. Noel Spring; Chairman: Eamon Egan; Vice chairman: Maurice Casey; Senior Secretary: Fiona O’Connor; Registrations and assistant secretary: Reidín O’Loughlin; Juvenile secretary: Jennifer Ahern; Treasurers: Donal O’Connor, Síle Kenny,  Angela O’Donoghue, Bríd Kenny, Reidín O’Loughlin and Nelius Lyons;…