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Advertiser fantasy football league kicks off once again




THE Premier League makes its much-anticipated return this weekend and with it comes the new fantasy football season.

There’s no better way for fans to put their football management skills to the test and go head-to head with friends and perfect strangers alike with bragging rights and great prizes at up for grabs.

Here at the Killarney Advertiser we are delighted to announce that we will once again be running our hugely popular Serie A-dvertiser league in conjunction with our generous sponsors Brian James and Eason. Last year’s competition attracted a whopping 250 entrants and we’re hoping for even more this time out.

The good news is that the league has simply been renewed from last year, so for last season’s participants all you have to do is visit the Fantasy Premier League website or app and pick your team. You will then be automatically entered into Serie A-dvertiser for the coming campaign.

If this is your first time joining the league, you can sign up by going to ‘Create and join new leagues’ and entering the code 1796307-430526.

Don’t worry if you haven’t joined before the start of Week 1; you can join at any time and your points will simply be carried over. Once again the competition is free to enter and there are some fantastic prizes on offer. A €50 voucher for Brian James will be awarded every month to the highest-scoring manager and Eason’s are kindly sponsoring a hamper of sports books for the leader at Christmas.

The overall winner next May will win the grand prize of a high-end suit from Brian James.

Speaking at the launch, sports columnist Adam Moynihan said it was a very special time of year. “There’s always great hope at the start of a new season,” he said. “You always think your team is perfect and that, like Liverpool, this is going to be your year. Then in Gameweek 1 your best defender breaks his ankle, your star midfielder hands in a transfer request and the brand new striker you had pinned all your hopes on turns out to be a dud. It’s so unpredictable. That’s what’s great about it.”

Pressed on who he thought the pre-tournament favourite was, one name came immediately to mind.

“It’s hard to look past Conor Healy,” Adam said. “He’s the reigning champion for a reason. He’s a fantasy football expert and fellas will find it tough to knock him off his perch. Hopefully someone does, though, because he’s getting a bit too big for his boots.”

“I’d like to say that I have a shot but I think my track record speaks for itself. I’ll be happy with another mid-table finish.”

To enter online:

· Visit

· Sign-in/register and pick your team

· Go to Leagues>Create and join new leagues>Join a league>Join private league and enter the code 1796307-430526

To enter on the app:

· Download the Official Premier League app

· Go to Fantasy

· Sign-in/register and pick your team

· Go to Join FPL League>Private and enter the code 1796307-430526

Above: Killarney Advertiser sports columnist Adam Moynihan, fantasy football league sponsor Brian O'Shea and Killarney Advertiser business development manager Kieran Healy.

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Rathmore students look to the future

Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities. The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness […]




Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities.

The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness Week which was held in schools and other education settings nationwide last week.

The focus throughout the week in their school was to highlight the wide range of options open to them when they leave school and to realise that there are pathways to suit all types of learners.

Students from First to Sixth Year took part in activities to get them thinking about their future plans.

First and Second year students completed a module on ‘My Pathways’ and Third Years had an introductory talk on options after school.

Transition Year students worked on a display on all the options and pathways available after school which will remain up permanently.

Senior Cycle students attended the Careers Fair in Munster Technological University (MTU) where they got a chance to meet universities, colleges of Further Education, agricultural colleges, apprenticeship and more education and training providers from around the country including past sudent Aidan O’Mahony at the stand with An Garda Síochána.

Leaving Cert and LCA students had a really informative talk in school on Further Education and apprenticeships from Ella O’Donoghue, Admissions Officer of Kerry College.

The week finished with a talk for Senior Cycle students on Business and Law options in UCC by Ian Wallace.

“A highlight of the week was the involvement of past students, who sent us video clips on their career stories so far and shared tips with students,” Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor at the school, said.

“It was fabulous to see how well our former students have done and it was really important for our current students to see the diversity of pathways they have taken including apprenticeships, Further Education courses, university, travel, setting up businesses and returning to education as mature students. We are really grateful to the past students who reconnected with us for this week, their input was inspiring and invaluable.”

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Students have education and fun London trip

Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London. The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city […]




Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London.

The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city after landing. They visited some of the famous locations on the journey, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. They enjoyed a night at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End watching ‘The Lion King’.

The girls went to The Natural History Museum on day two, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artefacts. They took their time looking around the massive cathedral-like structure’s sculptures and frescoes. Four coloured zones that focus on topics including the environment, evolution, the planet, and wildlife make up the museum’s divisions. They then took pleasure in a trip to the fascinating Science Museum. It was the ideal location for someone with an inquisitive mind, full of amazing things to do and explore.

The Victoria and Albert Museum was the next stop on the itinerary. The V&A’s collection of art spans 5,000 years, from prehistoric periods to the modern era. The Mouse Trap, an Agatha Christie play, was the entertainment for this evening at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre. The play’s 70th anniversary was this week.

On day three, the girls boarded a capsule for a 30-minute spin of the London Eye and marvelled at the breath-taking sights of London. After that, they went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, where they experienced an amazing adventure through space. They went to the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, planting one foot on the eastern and the other on the western hemisphere of our planet.

The girls ended their evening at what was a highlight for many at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

On the final day before flying home, the girls went to Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping.

“A great trip was had by all where many memories were made,” said Sheree Murphy, one of the teachers who travelled with them on the trip.

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