Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

                                              It’s been a year of dreams coming true for soon-to-be-nine, Abbeydorney girl, Hanna O’Connell and her mom and Castleisland native, Marisa Reidy. Hanna’s absolute sporting hero is Simon Zebo and she has…

Staying In Touch: Simon Zebo’s Generous Gesture to No 1 Fan, Hanna

Staying In Touch: Simon Zebo’s Generous Gesture to No 1 Fan, Hanna

Charismatic rugby player Simon Zebo made a great impression on many followers of the Munster and Ireland teams during his tenure in the red and green shirts. One of his greatest fans is the soon to be nine-year-old Abbeydorney girl, Hanna O’Connell. Leaving Munster When it came to the flying full back / winger’s time…

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 with…

Old Boys Rugby Rivals are Back in Town

Old Boys Rugby Rivals are Back in Town

The touring US based rugby club from New Jersey, whose members have become expert stout tasters through contact with Castleisland natives, are on their way back here with a mission in mind. The Morris Rugby Corporation members have, in fact, two missions in mind and both are of equal importance. They will take on the…

Busy Pres Girls to Meet their Legends on Thursday

Busy Pres Girls to Meet their Legends on Thursday

It’s all go this term at St. Joseph’s Presentation Girls’ Secondary School as they prepare for the first of their Meet Our Legends days on Thursday. At the end of last month they represented Kerry at the Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park . On Saturday, teachers and pupils had a great day…

Ar Ais Arís go Thomond le Cór Gaelscoil Aogáin

Ar Ais Arís go Thomond le Cór Gaelscoil Aogáin

All associated with Cór Gaelscoil Aogáin appreciated and felt the honour that went with the invitation from Thomond Park last November. It was an opportunity they rose to and grasped with open arms and a devil’s own load of work went into the preparation and rehearsal. The invitation was to sing at the Heineken Cup…