42nd Lily of Killarney
Another successful Killarney Annual Social Event, The 42nd Lily of Killarney took place last Friday night in the Gleneagle organised by Chairperson, Sheila Curtin and her Ladies Committee. This is a major fundraiser for the Spa GAA Club and huge thanks to Sheila and her fellow members Julie Flynn, Denise Gleeson, Geraldine O’Neill, Catherine Carroll, Susan Hayes, Margaurite Brosnan, Sheila Cronin, Breda Hickey and Marie O’Keeffe.
Sarah Dineen was crowned 2015 Lily of Killarney when the highly entertaining MC of the night Ray O’Sullivan announced her name and sponsored by Top of Coom. “Highest Pub in Ireland”. 29 Lilies were introduced to the packed house in the Gleneagle hoping to receive the coveted title and receive the Healy Cronin Perpetual Trophy.
Our major sponsor The Kerryman Newspaper and newly appointed Editor in Chief Kevin Hughes presented each Lily with a special momentum of the night.
Sarah Dineen also received fabulous prizes from the following Sponsors:
Cheque €500 sponsored by Tricel and Con Stack was on hand to pass over on the night.
Hybird Bicycle from O’Sullivan’s Cycles
Flight and one nights accommodation for Killarney/London Reunion 2015 sponsored by Noel O’Sullivan.
Mike O’Leary presented an electrical gift from O’Leary’s Expert. The O’Leary family have sponsored a gift from the very first Lily for 42 years.
Bouquet of Flowers from Blooms Florists
Hamper from Sheer Beauty
Voucher from Quills
Geraldine O’Neill doubled up on her duty as a committee member and sponsor presenting Sarah with a Hamper from Pat O’Neill Style Suite.
Plus other miscellaneous prizes.
Patrick O’Donoghue and his staff at the Gleneagle deserve a hugh Míle Buíochas and especially Liam Healy who were very helpful to our Ladies Committee over the past few months. The Gleneagle sponsored a wonderful door prize of a weekend for two in the Maritime Hotel in Bantry.
Many thanks to all the sponsors in the Raffle
Voucher from Paulette O’Shea, Massage and Reflexology.
A family pass to Celtic Steps
A voucher from Allure Hair Salon
A Voucher from What Women Want
A Gift from Corcorans Furniture
A dinner voucher from Torc Hotel
A Voucher from Buddies.
Many thanks to all the Lily Sponsors:
Easons Killarney, Killarney Medical Centre, Gleneagle Hotel, Adrian McCarthy Interiors, Dunloe Lodge, Liebherr Ltd, Cllr. Niall Kelleher, The Village Inn, The Porterhouse, Acorn Holistics & Sports Clinic, Bellview Woods Childcare, Killarney Plaza Hotel, Eddie Rockets, MD O Shea’s, Sugar Café, Motivation, Lissivigeen Bouncy Castles, Jimmy Brien’s Bar, Frank Brosnan Coach Hire, Miss Darcys, Murphy’s Bar, National Tile Ltd, The Top of Coom, International Hotel, Who’s 4 Shoes, C&C Lifting Equipment Ltd, White Heater Florist, Heatherlee Nursing Home, The Brehon and Muckross Park Hotel.
Olympic Haulage, O’Carroll Engineering, McSweeney Arms Hotel, Killarney Credit Union, Allure Hair Salon, John Joe and Mary Culloty, Permanent TSB, Samantha’s Hair Salon, Fleming’s Caravan Park, Killarney Toning and Beauty Salon, Killarney Advertiser, John Curtin CWS Electrical, Killarney Trophy Centre and Quirkes Sand and Gravel.
Sincere thanks to Sean Coyne and Terence Mulcahy of the International Hotel for sponsoring our Press reception.
Spa GAA Club would like to wish all the members every good wish in their upcoming Leaving and Junior Certs.
Played away to Ballymac in the first of our division 2 co league. Lost by the narrowest of margins.
Grainne Spillane, Clodagh O’Connor, Sarah Fleming, Aoibhe O’Doherty, Eimear Cronin, Jenny Cronin and Chloe Jones all played well.
Played away to Currow to a much stronger side. Elizabeth Stack, Mairead O’Doonghue and Orlaith Spillane all tried hard.
Senior B Div 3 Final
Spa 2-11 Currow 0-7
Won this title with great play from Claire Moynihan, Mags Cronin, Micaela O’Connor, Karol Fleming, Sinead Cronin and Katie Gleeson.
A break for the seniors for our girls to sit their junior and leaving Certs.
Senior Co. Championship
East Kerry 3-17 Ardfert 1-5
East Kerry strolled to an easy victory over Ardfert in Saturday evening’s county championship opener at Fitzgerald.The following Spa players lined out for the Divisional side Dan O’Donoghue, Shane Cronin, Shane Lynch, Andrew Garnett (Capt) Liam Kearney, Michael Finnegan, Craig Hickey, Michael Foley.
East Kerry: O’ Donoghue Cup Fixture
Spa away to v Crokes, O’Sullivan fixture Spa away to Glenflesk on dates to be arranged.
Spa v An Gaeltacht
Played away in Gallarus but vey unlucky not to come away with a victory. David Spillane, Eoin Cronin, David Carroll and Aidan Fleming played well.
Next game away to Dingle May 29th at 7.30pm.
No jackpot winner in the Arbutus. Numbers drawn 3,5,15,20. Lucky dips Seamus O’Donoghue, Coolcaslagh, Kevin O’Callaghan c/o McSweeney’s, Ian O’Connell c/o Ml O’Connell, Tom. €7,800 next MONDAY in the Killarney Heights at 10pm.
Gaelic for Mothers
A new initiative and further development in the Club under ladies football. This is non competitive football with a strong emphasis on FITNESS and FUN! Great outdoor workout and fresh air for the summer and beyond. No football experience necessary! You can look it up on the following website http://ladiesgaelic.ie/games-development/gaelic4mothers
Contact Grace 087 2299453 if you’re interested or with questions.
Lá na gClub
Mark your calendar June 27th at 5pm.
Annual BBQ, karaoke, music song and dance. All welcome.
Daly’s Supervalu – Kits for Kids Offer
Customers that spend €40 receive a voucher. 2000 vouchers = a kit. The voucher can be placed in the Spa box at the back of the checkouts. Offer runs until July 5th. Please support Spa GAA Club!
Please contact Mathilda McCarthy 087 6487356 to purchase our new range of Club gear.
Spa Community Notes
Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Dermot O’Donoghue Lacca who died during the past week. Dermot was a former playing member of Kilcummin GAA club who won the East Kerry Rural League in I96I.He was also a keen oarsman with Commercial Rowing Club and rowed in all grades for the club at the annual Killarney Regatta.
May He Rest In Peace.
Walk In the Footsteps Of the Late Joan Herlihy on Saturday May 30th
The premature passing of Joan Herlihy Lissivigeen Cross a few short months ago came as a huge shock to the members of the local community in which she was deeply immersed as a member of various voluntary organisations. Her husband Dave,daughter Laura and son Paul very much appreciate the level of care which she received from the staff of the Oncology Department of Kerry General Hospital which included Dr Jeffri-Ismail as well as nurses Abbie,Theresa, Sinead and Michelle and as a gesture of their appreciation of same they have organised two walks in the Muckross area on Saturday May 3Oth with all proceeds being donated to the Oncology Department of KGH. Walk 1 will be a (3-4) hour walk over Mangerton Mountain commencing at 11am with registration at 1Oam in Mangerton Car Park . Walk 2 comprising (1-2-hours) will be around Muckross & Dinis commencing at 1pm with registration in The Old School House in Muckross Car Park at 12 noon. Voluntary contributiuons will be collected on the day.The day will conclude with refreshments and entertainment in The Torc Hotel Lissivigeen. MC Batty O’Sullivan and Music by Rosie & Derry Healy, Jimmy Doyle & Friends.
Further information available from Dave at 087 6297514 or Paul at 085 7504477.
Councillor Michael Gleeson wishes to inform that he has allocated the sum of €5,950 from his annual allocation for the provision of kerbing and general upgrading at the Abbey Cross junction, Muckross. The area engineer has been requested to undertake the work.