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Kerry Cork match remains fixed for Killarney

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry v Cork game remains fixed for Fitzgerald Stadium despite the Munster Council admitting there are “ongoing discussions going on in the background”.

Last month the Munster Council announced that the May 7 match will be played at Fitzgerald Stadium.

The game was originally scheduled for Páirc Uí Rinn as Páirc Uí Chaoimh is unavailable due to an Ed Sheeran concert at the venue.

The Kerry and Cork County Boards have a long-standing agreement where home and away matches are played on alternate years.

However, the Munster Council deemed Páirc Uí Rinn too small to host such a prestigious game and elected to transfer the fixture to Killarney allowing the local pitch two successive games.

Since the announcement the Cork team and management has steadfastly refused to play the game in Killarney and have threatened to grant Kerry a walkover if the match is played anywhere but Páirc Uí Rinn.

With the game three weeks away, fans and teams need to start their final preparations.

As it stands officially, the game is fixed for Killarney and that has not changed.

“The fixture was made in March and there is no update on that,” a Munster Council official told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There are ongoing discussions in the background, ideally we need to make the decision, and the sooner the better as we need to make arrangements for the teams but as it stands there is no update.”

Kerry GAA officials will not get drawn into the debate.

Two different Kerry County Board officials told the Killarney Advertiser that “the decision is for the Munster Council”.

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International day was a recipe for success

By Michelle CreanSpicy dishes and sweet treats were part of the experience in Killarney Community College as students took time out on Monday to celebrate a variety of different cultures. […]

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By Michelle CreanSpicy dishes and sweet treats were part of the experience in Killarney Community College as students took time out on Monday to celebrate a variety of different cultures.

The Modern Foreign Languages Department organised many events throughout the week but activity that took centre stage place was MasterChef for International Culture Day.

60 students from different countries took part by cooking dishes from their native countries. The judges had their work cut out for them but they finally agreed on a deserving winner.

First place went to Greece with a classic but simple Greek salad which was unbelievably well received by all. In second place was the Polish representatives who made mouth-watering pierogi dumplings while students from Germany produced a sweet cake from their own specific region and took third place.

First Year students got the opportunity to sample the food and learn about the dishes and cultures.

Stickers were worn on students’ jumpers from European Day of Languages and allowed students to speak with other students from their country and make new friends.

“It’s important to recognise and celebrate the ever-growing variety of different cultures within our society and our school setting,” Principal Stella Loughnane said.

“These opportunities provide a great scope for our students to learn and have a better understanding of these cultures while creating a greater respect for everyone’s backgrounds. I also got to taste a few of the dishes and even managed to snag a couple of recipes, they were that good.”

BREWING UP

Meanwhile it was a feel-good morning last Thursday at the school as students and staff brewed up for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

They enjoyed many delicious treats kindly donated by staff all for an amazing cause. The Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning in aid of Kerry Hospice raised a whopping €650, this will no doubt be put to great use in supporting people in difficult times. This charity has an extra special meaning for Killarney Community College as they have had members of staff, who in challenging times, were supported by this outstanding service.

Ms Loughnane commended the efforts of staff involved adding that it was such a worthwhile cause.

“The college was delighted to host this event to raise funds for Kerry Hospice who provide so much support to our community at times of need, it is so important to give a little back.”

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Godley fourth in National Ploughing competition

By Sean Moriarty Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group. The Killarney Ploughing […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Four years on from his last appearance at the National Ploughing Championships, Shane Godley continues to move up the ranks in his age group.

The Killarney Ploughing Association member last represented Kerry in the Under 21s in 2018 when he placed sixth in the two-furrow conventional class in the national competition.

Last week at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships at Rathinaska, County Laois he placed fourth in the under 28 age group for the same category.

“Weather conditions for both the ploughing days was very good but the ground was very hard,” he said.

Club mate Mike Brosnan from Gortalea, finished 20th in the ‘Vintage Mounted’ class. They were the only two members of Killarney Ploughing Association to compete at the event.

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