Killarney Parade – 50 Years of Coiste na nOg Chiarrai

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful Killarney Parade, marking 50 years of County Coiste na nOg – on Sunday 7th May 2017. A Special word of thanks to all the young people who marched in the Parade and did their clubs proud.

As the clubs assembled in a sunny Fitzgerald Stadium, Niall O’ Callaghan created a festive atmosphere. East Kerry Committee Chairman welcomed everyone and in particular our special guests – Former Officers of County Coiste na nOg: Patsy Cremin, Spa CLG  (Current President and former Treasurer),  Con Griffin, Dr Crokes CLG,(Former Treasurer), and of course, John Lenihan Fitzgerald Stadium Committee (Former Secretary) and Johnny Brosnan, East Kerry Vice Chairmen (former Chairman of County Coiste na nOg) and East Kerry GAA Vice President Donie Sheehan (Dr Crokes CLG)

Tim welcomed Iarr Uachtaran C.L.G. Sean Kelly and Tom Keane, Chairman County Coiste na nOg, who also addressed attendees before the spectacular Parade emerged from Fitzgerald Stadium, led by Piper, Con Houlihan, Cuilin, followed by the colour of young CLG club players with the flags of the Provinces and Counties, Dignitaries and the 11 clubs who took part – Dr Crokes, Rathmore, Killarney Legion, Listry, St Pats East Kerry Hurling, Laune Rangers, Milltown Castlemaine, Fossa, Spa, Kilcummin and Firies.    

East Kerry Chairman Tim Ryan thanked Fitzgerald Stadium Committee, Niall O’Callaghan,  the Stewards, The Gardai, Nially O’Sullivan and everyone who helped in so many ways. He welcomed County Assistant Secretary Stephen OSullivan and all themembers of the County Coiste na ng who participated in the gathering to mark the auspicious occasion fo the 50th Anniversary of the founding of County Coiste na nOg. Tim reflected on the many from East Kerry who served on County Coiste na ng being

Current President & Former Treasurer

Patsy Cremin (Spa) 

Founding Officers/Members

Fr Linnane, (St Brendans Collage, Killarney) 

Jackie Looney, (Dr Crokes)

The Late Bernie OConnor, (Killarney Legion)

Former Officers

Con Griffin, (Dr Crokes)

Dan Kelleher (Dr Crokes)

Michael OCallaghan (Kilcummin)

John Lenihan (Kilcummin)

Johnny Brosnan (Currow)

Peggy Horan (Glenflesk)

 

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Support your Club – Killarney Parade – Sunday 7th May 2017 – to mark the Golden Anniversary of Coiste na nOg Chiarrai

Clubs assembling at Fitzgerald Stadium  – 11am – Entry to Fitzgerald Stadium via Lewis Road only

Parade Route: Starting Fitzgerald Stadium – travelling down Lewis Road, Plunkett Street, Main Street, High Street and returning via St Annes Road to Fitzgerald Stadium

 

 

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