County Kerry cheerleaders, preparing for The Summit in Florida, have been taking advantage of Ireland's snow days.

This week our video introduces you to our Cheerleaders Katelyn and EmmaRose and takes us on a tour of Killarney.

Beast of the East and Storm Emma

Ireland turned into a winter wonderland over the last few days thanks to Storm Emma where the country was covered with heavy snow. A Red Alert was announced by Met Eireann and the public was asked to remain indoors from 4pm on Thursday until noon on Friday due to blizzard forecast. Schools and colleges were closed, transport services were canceled, and only essential public services operated in areas affected by the red alert.

Red stags in Killarney National Park. (Courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan)

Red stags in Killarney National Park. (Courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan)

Enjoying the Snow in Killarney

Children took full advantage of the snow courtesy of Storm Emma – building snowmen, tobogganing and sledding down the snowy slopes and enjoying the snow fights.  Our cheerleaders enjoyed the break from school and also from training and got busy making snowmen and practicing their stretches in the snow!

The quest for sponsorship continues

Killarney Scorchers’ journey in search of sponsorship and funds continues
Sponsors are invited to make contact with Barry or Brian our Sponsorship Co-ordinators by emailing scorchers.sponsorship@gmail.com if anyone wishes to assist our Summit Team to compete in Florida.

 Stretching in the snow.

Stretching in the snow.

Killarney Scorchers have also set up our crowdfunding page for anyone who wishes to give the team a donation to help them on their way to the USA. 

Killarney Scorchers Summit Team (Courtesy of Michelle Cooper Galvin)

Killarney Scorchers Summit Team (Courtesy of Michelle Cooper Galvin)

If you think you can help the Killarney Scorchers All-Stars email Margaret Dineen, their Fundraising Co-ordinator at margaretdin@gmail.com. For more information visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Killarney Town - a magical place in the snow! (Courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan)

Killarney Town - a magical place in the snow! (Courtesy of Valerie O’Sullivan)

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Jaunting Car in Killarney National Park after the "Beast of the East" recent visit to Ireland!Valerie O'Sullivan