A Pen Portrait of the Artist
The cartoon images you see here are the work of local graphic artist / cartoonist, Richard Nolan.
Richard’s choice of career was art – no wonder there – but he spent the past decade and a half or more in computers.
Now he has an opportunity to get back into his first choice of graphic art. The appearance of Richard’s work here is an accident as it was sent to me by Gerdie Murphy as part of his weekly news items as PRO for Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club.
Richard has a website and you’ll find it with a click here: www.art-customized.com and he can be contacted on: 086 83 95 184
Brawl in the Hall Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Desmonds GAA Club’s Brawl in the Hall in the community centre on Friday week, July 8th.
Tickets at €20 each are on sale at the following businesses: Lynch’s Pharmacy; Vincent Murphy Sports Shop; Brennans Barbers, Upper Main Street, Tom McCarthy’s Bar, Walsh Colour Print, Tommy Hickey’s Silver Screen. The participating boxers also have a limited quota of tickets for sale.
NOC, NOC, Niall Answers Desmonds Call with Jersey Sponsorship
Castleisland Desmonds U-14 girls are delighted to announce that Niall O’Connor of NOC Heating & Plumbing Ltd has generously sponsored a new set of jerseys for the team.
Niall played with Desmonds for many years, starting at U-10 level and all the way up to senior.
He had a very long and successful senior career from 2001 to his retirement in 2014. He won a North Kerry
Championship medal as well as being a member of the panel for the famous Celebrity Banisteoir victory. He also won the North Kerry Junior League and Barrett Cup as captain of the team.
The jerseys were first worn last weekend in the Féile Peile Na nÓg competition where Desmonds played Listowel Emmets, Portlaoise, Laune Rangers.
Great friendships were formed with the girls of the hosted team from Killygarry and many of the Desmonds girls travelled to the final to support them.
Niall’s daughter Katie was a member of the Féile team and played in the corner back position. Interestingly, Niall also played in Féile way back in 1994 when it was last held in Kerry.
Go on Gemma !
Best Wishes to Gemma Kearney who will line out for Kerry against Kildare in the All-Ireland U-14 final in Nenagh this coming Saturday.
Desmonds V Kerins O’Rahilly’s CSFL
Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club’s senior men’s team play in the county league v Kerins O’Rahilly’s on Saturday, July 2nd in Castleisland at 7:30pm.
Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club played its part in the overall success of the 2016 John West Feile Peile Na nÓg 2016 over two days last weekend.
Killygarry GAA Club of Cavan were hosted by the ladies club they had a great time here. For good measure and great memories they went on to win the division two final of their competition.
The boys’ U-14 team hosted Castlebar Mitchels and the Mayo side also went on to win out the division two section of their competition.
Desmonds GAA club wishes to thank the many families which hosted all of the visiting players over the weekend.
There is huge credit due also to the players from the Desmonds U-14 girls’ and boys’ teams, their mentors, their parents and all of the people that helped in any small way to make the weekend an outstanding success.
Two Valuable Tickets for Bridget
Congratulations to Bridget Horan who won two All Ireland tickets in the Kerry GAA night at dogs recently.