Category Archives: Turn Back Time

Flashback Friday: Killarney was always Looking Good

IT’S not just today or yesterday that Killarney has been looking its best. This year’s Killarney Looking Good Competition awards will be presented by Junior Tourism Minister, Brendan Griffin, in the Plaza Hotel on Monday night and that event is likely to generate great interest. But this Flashback Friday snapshot dates all the way back… Continue Reading

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