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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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Killarney man to launch second Irish history book

By Sean Moriarty Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2. O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney native Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will launch his second book in the Great Southern Killarney on December 2.

O’Sullivan Greene explains Éamon de Valera’s mission to gain recognition for the newly formed Irish republic in New York in 1919 in his latest book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’.

Without American recognition and funding the young Irish Government was sure to fail against the might of the British Empire and the book tells the story of how de Valera and Ireland-based Michael Collins – much to the defiance of the British authorities at Dublin Castle – got the new State off the ground.

O’Sullivan grew up in New Street and is now based in Beaufort after a career in finance took him all over the world including Dublin, London, New York and France.

“Killarney is the natural place for me to launch the book,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“There will be an interesting mix of people there.”

O’Sullivan Greene published his first book, ‘Crowdfunding the Revolution: The First Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence’, in 2020.

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Caring group craft charity blankets

By Michelle Crean One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity. Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members […]

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By Michelle Crean

One community group have shown that they care deeply for others by crafting handmade blankets for charity.

Using their range of skills and some colourful wool, members of Kilcummin Community Care worked together to make blankets for service users on the Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus.

“Each blanket is assigned as a personal gift to the clients using the Cancer Link Bus and is kept by them,” Kate Fleming, Chairperson of Kilcummin Community Care, said.

The knitting of the squares to make the blankets began at a gathering in the Rose Hotel in 2018. It was a gathering of different volunteer groups.

The Kerry Cork Cancer Health Link Bus were requesting knitted squares to make blankets for the clients who were using their facilities, she explained.

“Kilcummin Community Care were knitting at the time, so it was decided to help out this worthy cause. We received donations of wool from people in the parish and surrounding areas. Kilcummin ICA also got involved in the efforts.”

During the two years of COVID-19, members of both organisations continued to knit and are still knitting to the present day.

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