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Allocation of extra final tickets unlikely

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By Sean Moriarty

Kerry football supporters could be set for some bad news as the capacity for Sunday’s Munster Final clash is unlikely to increase.

At present, Fitzgerald Stadium is limited to 2,500 tickets for Sunday’s clash with Cork, and is set at 1,000 stand tickets and 1,500 terrace tickets.

However, the Kerry County Board is pushing for an increase in ticket allocations and were still awaiting confirmation to have their request granted as the Killarney Advertiser went to press last night (Thursday).

GAA officials in the county were bracing themselves for bad news.

County Secretary Peter Twiss all but conceded defeat on Thursday afternoon in an email circulated to all clubs. He was keen to start the distribution of the previously allocated 2,500 tickets.

“Unfortunately we have heard nothing back regarding any increase in capacity for the Kerry v Cork game in Fitzgerald Stadium, so at this stage I'm conscious that Clubs and District Boards are anxious to get their tickets and move on,” said the email.

The last time Fitzgerald Stadium hosted a Munster Final was on July 2, 2017.

On that occasion 31,836 witnessed Kerry defeat Cork on a score-line of 1-23 to 0-15.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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