A big shout out to Gneeveguilla native, Tom O’Keeffe who for many years has been Chairperson of the Kerry Association of New South Wales. Together with his excellent committee, Tom has been actively keeping the Kerry flag flying high Downunder by organising several fundraising and social events as well as meeting and entertaining any Kerry or other Irish dignitaries who visit the city from time to time. Sydney has been sending a Rose to the Rose of Tralee festival since the 1950’s and since taking office, Tom has worked hard each year to ensure that Sydney is always represented. There has been no Sydney winner Rose as yet, so wishing Tom and the Committee all the very best for Rose Festival 2016. Hopefully SAM will be back in the Kingdom around the same time!