Homecoming Planned for Our Olympic Champs!

It’s not too often a town gets to brag about their Olympic athletes, but that’s exactly what we’ve been doing this summer here in Killorglin!

We are super proud of our Olympic Rowers Monika and Aileen, who have represented not only our town, but our country at the highest level on the world stage at the Olympic Games!

Our gals Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley made waves in Tokyo and took on world-class teams including the USA, China, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and Greece.

The dynamic duo finished in fifth place in the A/B semi final, progressing through to the B final where they also took fifth in the B final, ranking the pair eleventh in the world!

Killorglin Town got behind the women 100% and donned shop windows and doors with signs and banners in support of the athletes. 

Monika and Aileen
Monika and Aileen our Olympic Heroes!

The town will show our pride once more this Saturday the 28th of August with a Homecoming planned for Aileen and Monika.

At 1pm the rowers will travel through town from the roundabout at the end of the bridge entering Killorglin through town and up to Library Place!

At Library Place there will be a space cordoned off for a presentation, where the town will show our appreciation and celebrate the ladies’ achievements and incredible efforts in the 2020 Olympic Games!

Join us with your families and friends to show your appreciation by lining the streets of Killorglin! You can help by showing your colours of Killorglin, Kerry and Ireland on the day!

The event is expected to take about 30 to 45 minutes and will be conducted in a fully safe and compliant manner in line with Covid 19 restrictions.

The Olympic fun isn’t over yet! Our man Jordan Lee competes this summer in the Paralympic Games in the High Jump event! Killarney man Jordan was front and centre this week as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, flying the tricolour proudly for his country! Jordan has overcome a lot of hurdles this year, training in tough conditions throughout Lockdown and COVID restrictions. However the athlete has emerged better than ever with a new personal best high jump of 1.95m! That’s the same height as a car park height restriction barrier!!

He will be in action in the high jump event this Sunday (August 29th), make sure to tune in and support our Paralympic Champ!