Category Archives: Athletics

Presidential salute as club honours Eileen

A KILLARNEY woman who has dedicated much of her life to the community and to the promotion of sporting activities, has been named honorary president of Killarney Valley Athletics Club. Eileen Switzer, from Dalton’s Avenue, is no stranger to accolades having previously received a Women of Ireland award from the government and woman of the… Continue Reading

Records smashed as extreme athletes strut their stuff

THE going got tough, the tough got going and, in the process, records were smashed in the annual Kerry Way Ultra Marathon which is the most remote trail in Western Europe. The 200km non-stop endurance race, which traverses the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Iveragh Peninsula, is Ireland’s longest distance trail route. There were three races – the… Continue Reading

‘This is honestly a dream come true. I did not expect this but I am truly embracing it’

ONE of the biggest moments in young Killarney athlete Jordan Lee’s life will occur today when he will be one of two Team Ireland’s flagbearers in the gala opening ceremony at the Paralympics in Tokyo in less than an hour. He will join another first-time Paralympian, Britney Arendse, to carry the tri-colour at the opening… Continue Reading