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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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Dan Tim to drive sheep over London bridge

London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday. Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry. He employs over one thousand […]

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London-based South Kerry man, Dan Tim O’Sullivan, will exercise his rights as a Freeman of the city by herding sheep over a London bridge on Sunday.

Mr O’Sullivan from Kells, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2019, in recognition for his work in the construction industry.

He employs over one thousand people through his labour hire firm ‘Danny Sullivan and Sons’, and has employed countless Kerry people, many of them from his native South Kerry, since its foundation in the mid-1980s.

The Freedom of the City of London allows the bearer to herd one hundred sheep over the landmark Tower Bridge.

However, logistical issues and traffic management plans mean the number of sheep has been reduced to less than 10 and the event will now take place over nearby Southwark Bridge.

London-based news channels, including the BBC, are expected to cover the event while hundreds of his family and friends from South Kerry will be in London to witness the unique event.

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BIG CELEBRATION

Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions […]

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Well-known Killarney man, Donncha Crowley, who lives in Woodlawn Park, was joined by his friends and staff from Centra, Muckross Road, to help him celebrate his very special 50th birthday on Saturday. Donncha is a keen cyclist, and well-known for his mastership of Suduko, and expertise on puzzles and general knowledge quizzes, winning many competitions down through the years. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

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