Category Archives: Turn Back Time

On this day…. heroes emerged

EXACTLY 28 years ago this Sunday, a talented young basketball squad from Killarney booked their place in the sporting annals with a performance that earned them a coveted national title. St Brendan’s College clinched the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A championship with a thrilling 84-78 victory over Cork’s North Mon in an all-Munster decider played at St Declan’s… Continue Reading

Flashback Friday: The Mon boys triumph

A football team from the Presentation Monastery National School, Killarney that took part in – and won – an inter-schools tournament in the 1980s. Back, from left, Peter Fleming, JP O’Shea, Dan Murphy, Sean Clarke, John O’Shea, Noel O’Leary, Tony Looney, John B Doran and Diarmuid O’Carroll. Included in front are Cian Long, Seamus O’Doherty, Pat O’Shea,… Continue Reading

Flashback Friday: Stars of the 60s

When Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and co were winning the World Cup for England in 1966, soccer was also taking a hold in the traditional GAA stronghold of Killarney and it was around that time that Killarney Athletic AFC was founded. This nostalgic snapshot (click on image to enlarge) shows a group of young players… Continue Reading