Delegation tees-up golfing links with Germany

Killarney hoteliers Johnny Courtney (left) and Maurice Óg O’Donoghue (second left) and Tomás Kelliher from Killarney Golf and Fishing Club (right) meeting with twin town representatives from Pleinfeld

A delegation of business and sporting interests travelled to Germany to foster new golfing links between Killarney and its sister town Pleinfeld.

The travelling party, led by Killarney Town Twinning Association Chairman Seán Counihan, included hoteliers Maurice Óg O’Donoghue and Johnny Courtney and Tomás Kelliher who is one of the top amateur golfers in Killarney.

The delegation promoted the game of golf and in their home town and outlined the opportunities to exchange the friendship further between the two destinations.

Chairman Seán Counihan

Seán Counihan presented fourball vouchers, as prizes for a competition, to the German twin town ambassadors to play in Killarney, Beaufort, Dooks and the Ross golf clubs.

“The trip was a huge success and our counterparts in Pleinfeld are always open to interaction between our towns in all aspects of life, cultural and sporting,” Seán said.

He acknowledged the support of Kerry County Council who provided community funding for the town twinning programme.

Pleinfeld is a market town in the German State of Bavaria with a population of close on 8,000 people.

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