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                                                               BY THERESA LOONEY

        Hello to all from the Kingdom of
        Kerry. We do hope everyone had a
        nice Summer and sincere condolences
        to the families who have lost loved
                                            At the South Kerry Ploughing Championships are: Connie Brosnan (branch Chairman); Marie O’Shea, Peter O’Shea (transplant
        ones namely Jerry Murphy, Alan      recipient), Debbie Templeton, Theresa Looney (Branch Patient Support Officer) and entertainer Jack Patrick Healy.
        McGovern, Keith O’Donnell, Sean
        O’Connor and Mary Enright. May they             1st Prize:               Noreen Murphy (prizewinner)
        rest in peace.                                MF 135 Tractor             and Moira Mohill (CE, Kerry
                                                                                 County Council)
           Congratulations to the following  Noreen Murphy,  Clonkeen, Killarney
        who recently received kidney                    2nd Prize:
        transplants...Colm Clifford, Milltown,          Log Splitter
        Siobhain Crowley, Castleisland and     Mike Cronin, Ballyhar, Killarney.
        Kathleen Daly, Firies. We wish you all          3rd Prize:
        a good recovery and a new lease of   2 B+B, 1 Dinner, Kenmare Bay Hotel
        life.                                   Neil Kelly, Ballaugh, Killarney.
           On June 17th Jimmy, Paddy, Katie             4th Prize:
        Dwyer and friends organised a            1 B+B, Castlemartyr Resort
        fundraising walk around Camp. The    Patricia Healy, Bansha, Co. Tipperary.
        weather was beautiful, the scenery              5th Prize:
        fantastic and the barbecue and craic      1 B+B, Woodlands Hotel
        at the Junction Bar afterwards was an  Paric Russell, Lismore, Waterford.
        evening to remember. A huge thank               6th Prize:
        you to everyone who helped out on     €100 Voucher, O’Sheas Killarney.
        the day and all going well we will be     Sean Crowley, Clonakilty.
        back again next year.
           The walk raised €3,300 on the day
        for which we are very grateful.
           At the end of June our Chairman
        Con Brosnan was part of the Irish
        team that did us proud at the World
        Transplant Games. What  a fantastic
        experience to spend a week with such
        positive people who were celebrating
        the gift of a new life. Congratulations
        and well done to all involved.
           Our branch was one of four
        charities chosen to be part of a
        monster draw organised by Killarney
           Classic and Vintage club. Each
        charity was asked to sell as many
        tickets as possible. The draw was held
        on Saturday June 30th and the
        following were the winners:          Mary O’Shea, Karen Brosnan, Noreen O’Keeffe, Debbie Templeton and Theresa Looney at the Ploughing Championships.
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