43rd Lily of Killarney
Another successful Killarney Annual Social Event, The 43rd 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 Denise Gleeson, Catherine Carroll, Susan Hayes, Margaurite Brosnan, Sheila Cronin and Marie O’Keeffe.
Eve O’Donoghue was crowned 2016 Lily of Killarney when the highly entertaining MC of the night Ray O’Sullivan announced her name and sponsored The Shire Bar. 26 Lilies were introduced to the packed house in the Gleneagle hoping to receive the coveted title and receive the Healy Cronin Perpetual Trophy.
We were delighted to welcome Killarney Outlook as our media sponsor for this years event. A special mention to Tricel and Acorn Life for their generous sponsorship. We are extremely grateful to the International Hotel for hosting the press reception.
Eve O’Donoghue also received fabulous prizes from the following Sponsors:
Cheque €500 sponsored by Tricel.
Hybird Bicycle from David O’Sullivan of O’Sullivan’s Cycles.
Flight and one nights accommodation for Killarney/London Reunion 2016 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 43 years.
Bouquet of Flowers from White Heather.
Hamper from Sheer Beauty.
Hamper from Pat O’Neill Style Suite.
Patrick O’Donohgue and his staff at the Gleneagle deserve a huge Míle Buíochas, 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 Bantry.
Many thanks to all the sponsors of the raffle
An iPad from Acorn Life.
Voucher from Paulette O’Shea, Massage and Reflexology.
Voucher from Quills.
Voucher from Adams Jewellers.
Voucher form Celtic Steps.
Many thanks to all the Lily Sponsors
International Hotel, Gleneagle Hotel, Dunloe Lodge, The Village Inn, Acorn Holistics & Sports Clinic, MD O’Shea’s, Jimmy Brien’s Bar, Frank Brosnan Coach Hire, Who’s 4 Shoes, Killarney Medical Centre, Killarney Avenue, Ross Hotel, Kate Kearney’s, O’Loughlin Security, National Tile Ltd, O’Donoghues Barraduff, Dineen O’Donoghue Motors, The Shire, Sharon’s Bar Knocknagree, McSorley’s,
Killarney Community Hospitals, Doyles Bar Knocknagree, Tex’s Taxi Rathmore, Park Road Late Nite Pharmacy, Lake Hotel, Connie K’s Bar Rathmore and Irish Whiskey Experience.
Maurice Coffey Solicitors, Liebherr Ltd, Olympic Transport, O’Carroll Engineering, McSweeney Arms Hotel, Killarney Credit Union, Sportman’s Bar, Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio, Top of Coom Ireland’s Highest Pub, Killarney Medals and Trophies, Killarney Stone Cast, Horan’s Fruit and Veg, Kerry Tool Hire and Face and Figure Beauty Salon.
We thank everyone who supported this prestigious social event synonymous to Killarney.
Spa GAA Club would like to wish all the members every good wish in their upcoming Leaving and Junior Certs.
Coiste na nÓg
Juvenile Training Schedule:
Girls U-6/U-10: Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
Girls U-12: Wednesdays 6-7pm
Girls U-14/U-16: Wednesday 6pm-7pm
Boys U-6/U-12: Saturday 11.30am-12.30pm
Boys U-14: Wednesday 6.15pm-7.30pm
Boys U-16: Wednesday 7.15pm – 8.30pm.
Played 3 games in the space of a week. While they came up short against Gneeveguilla,they put in 2 outstanding scoring performances at home to Ballylongford/Asdee & away to St Pats, Blennerville 3-19 in the second game & 5-21 in the third game. It would be unfair to mention any one player that played in these game because the whole panel played well.Special mention has to go to Eric Moriarty who is out injured at the moment. We hope he recovers soon, as he is an important player for the team.
Senior Co. League Rd 4:
Spa v St Michael’s Foilmore Saturday June 4th at 7pm in Spa.
Co. Junior League Rd 2 Spa 1-17 Laune Ranges 1-14
Next game Friday June 3rd v An Ghaeltacht in Spa at 7.30pm.
East Kerry Junior League Division 2 semi-final:
Spa v Glenflesk in Spa on Tuesday May 31st at 6.30pm
U-16 Co League begins Wednesday July 13th
U-14 East Region League Fixtures:
Rd 1 Monday June 6th: Firies B v Spa
Rd 2 Monday June 13th: Dr Crokes B v Spa
Rd 3 Monday June 20th: Beaufort B v Spa
Rd 4 Monday July 4th Spa v Kilgarvan/Tuosist
Rd 5 Monday July 11th Spa v Cordal/Scartaglin
U-14 Girls: Spa v Churchill in Spa on Sunday June 5th at 5pm
U-12 Boys Upcoming Fixtures:
June 5th Spa v Castleisland Desmonds (home) at 6pm
June 12th Spa v Kilcummin B (away) at 6pm.
Numbers drawn in Jimmy Briens 2,11,16,17.
No winner. Lucky dips: Tim Kelly Ardanaenig, Paddy Hayes, Ballaugh, Lisa Reen, Rathbeg. Seamus and Tadhg, mobile number given. Next weeks jackpot in the Arbutus Hotel for €5,800 will be on Monday June 6th. Annuals are now due for renewal so please check with your seller if due.
Daly’s Supervalu Kits for Kids
Clubs must collect 2000 vouchers over a period of 8 weeks. Customers will receive one voucher every time they spend €40 or more. Place them in your Spa GAA box behind the checkouts. Please support this great offer at Supervalu.
It’s summer time and a chance de-clutter those wardrobes and support the underage structure in Spa. We collect clothes, shoes, bags etc, all year round. Bags can be left in Spa during the after 5pm in the lobby under the stairs. Further information contact Anne Holland 085 7780883.
Spa Golf Classic on June 3rd
O’Mahony’s will see the keen golfers take part in the Spa Golf Classic. Best of luck to all participants. See you all at the Killarney Oaks Hotel for the presentations after the Classic.
Congratulations to Grainne O’Sullivan Ballaugh Cross on her recent marriage to Anto Cronin Ballydowney.
Sympathy is extended to Vanessa and Sean Casey, Knockeragh, on the death of Vanessa’s father in Ballymac. To Deirdre Fee and family, Ballaugh on the death of her brother Noel in the USA. Also to the relatives of Dessie Clarke, Monastery Gardens, who passed away last weekend.
May They Rest In Peace.
Spa/Valentia Re-Union to Assist Anthony Morris Treatment Fund
On Saturday June 11th, a large group of the Valentia football side, which defeated Spa in the 1995 County Intermediate football final will cycle from Valentia led by former Kerry legend, Mick O’Connell to arrive at Spa GAA Clubhouse at approximately 2pm. As the proceeds from the cycle will be donated to the Anthony Morris fund it will be appreciated if the members of the Spa team captained by Ger Cronin, which lined out on the occasion could be present for a re-union with the Valentia members. On the following Friday June 17th a walk will take place through the Western Demesne and the Killarney and Ross golf clubs roadway. All those intending to walk are requested to assemble in the Liebherr Car Park at 6.30pm.