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A ball hasn’t been kicked but eyes already on Dublin

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Kerry play their first championship match of the 2018 campaign today but, for supporters at least, all eyes are already on Dublin. Mapping out your team’s route to the final is always good craic, especially this year with the new Super 8 format, and it all looks so straightforward for Kerry on paper.

Beat Clare. Beat Cork in the Munster Final. Beat the Connacht champions (probably Galway) in the first game of the group phase. Beat the other two teams. Beat the second place team from the other group in the semis. And then, another crack at the Dubs. Easy.

Assuming Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s new-look team do run the gauntlet, what are their chances of stopping the Dubs’ quest for four-in-a-row? If you just look at the forwards he has at his disposal, you’d have to say Kerry have a shot.

James O’Donoghue, Paul Geaney, David Clifford, Seán O’Shea, Micheál Burns, Daithí Casey, Kevin McCarthy, Kieran Donaghy, Darran O’Sullivan, Donnchadh Walsh, Stephen O’Brien, Barry John Keane… When you think about it, all of them would start for the vast majority of the 33 teams in this year’s championship but six of them won’t start for Kerry. And those are just the first 12 who come to mind. There are others.

There are rumours that Fitzmaurice could opt for a full forward line of Geaney, O’Donoghue and Clifford. Good luck to any full back line tasked with keeping that trio quiet for 70 minutes.

There are some question marks over Kerry’s inexperienced defenders, especially considering how devastating Dublin are in attack, but by the time September comes around they will hopefully have six championship games under their belts. As good as Dublin are, they might not look quite as daunting to the new players by then.

But first things first. Clare today in Killarney. The Banner have only defeated Kerry in the championship once in the last 68 years (1992). They’re a lot better at the moment than that statistic might suggest but Kerry’s first step in the 2018 championship should be fairly straightforward.

Prediction: Kerry by nine.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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