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Celtic hoping for big crowd at FAI clash

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An epic battle of titanic proportions beckons on Sunday at Celtic Park as Killarney Celtic and North End United meet to decide who will progress to the quarter-finals of this year’s FAI Junior Cup.

The FAI Junior Cup is the Holy Grail of junior soccer in Ireland and is the single biggest knockout tournament in Europe, commencing with 600 teams at the outset.

Celtic have a very good pedigree in this tournament reaching the semi- finals last year only to exit on penalties to the eventual tournament winners Sherriff YC.

North End United from Wexford are no shrinking violets and have over the last few years been knocking around the latter stages of the competition.  They will be arriving in Celtic Park on Sunday hot off the heels after defeating Ballymun United 6-0 in the last round of the competition, and they have also claimed the scalp of Limerick league toppers Janesboro along the way. Janesboro would have been one of the favourites at the start of the competition. Whilst Killarney Celtic have home advantage you would expect North End to start favourite with the bookies but the in-form Killarney side, who remain undefeated in all competitions thus far this year, will have other ideas about that.

As always the support will be a huge factor in these games and manager Eoghan Donnellan has said that the 12th man will be of significant importance in Sunday’s game. Celtic Park is not an easy venue for visiting teams to come to with the huge local support that the team gets.

Sounds like it is going to be something special and if last year’s games are anything to go by you can expect a massive turnout in support of the Hoops on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 2pm tomorrow Sunday 11th February.

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Soroptimists fundraising efforts not “hampered” by COVID

By Michelle Crean COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity. Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service. Along with family and friends […]

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By Michelle Crean

COVID didn’t “hamper” their efforts this year as members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club came together and gave generously to charity.

Members of the group couldn’t hold normal meetings this year due to the ongoing restrictions but pulled together to continue supporting a women’s aid countywide service.

Along with family and friends they created Christmas hampers for the third year running and donated them to the ADAPT Centre in Tralee on Tuesday.

There, they presented them to Catherine Casey, who is the Manager of ADAPT Women’s Refuge Centre.

“It is wonderful to be in a position to donate these Christmas hampers to ADAPT once again this year,” Killarney Soroptimist Club President, Teresa Irwin, said.

“Due to COVID and not being able to hold normal club meetings we were unsure what we could manage. We are thrilled with the response since we decided to go ahead and amazed at the generosity and the number of hampers. We wish to thank all those that donated. Hopefully the residents of ADAPT will enjoy them.”

Catherine said that they were once again very grateful to all the members of the Killarney Soroptimist Club.

“We recognise that there is a lot of organising and work done by the Club President Teresa Irwin and all the members in collecting and putting the hampers together. It is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of the club. ADAPT Kerry and the Killarney Soroptimists have built a very good relationship over the last number of years and they have lead many campaigns to highlight our service in the Killarney area, including taking part in the ‘Safe Homes, Safe Communities’ initiatives. There is no doubt that their work raises awareness of our service and has contributed to many more women making contact with us for support by phone, through our outreach service and availing of refuge.”

If you would like to talk to ADAPT Kerry please ring 066 7129100 anytime.

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Time to get your Santa letters posted!

We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted! And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana. His elves […]

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We hope you have your Christmas letter written – and checked it twice – because Santa is waiting for it to be posted!

And thanks to the Christmas in Killarney committee it’s now so much easier to get it to him with the special Santa post box on College St. just outside Lana.

His elves will collect the post every night at midnight and bring them straight to the North Pole.

After taking part in the magical parade in town on Saturday evening, Santa spoke to the Killarney Advertiser and said he is so excited to deliver the toys later this month.

“Season’s Greetings to everyone,” Santa said.

“I would like to remind all the boys and girls in Killarney and Kerry to write and post their letters to me as soon as possible. They can use the green post box on College St and my elves will collect the letters every night when everyone is asleep! I can’t wait to get in my sleigh and deliver all the fantastic presents on Christmas Eve. Remember, be good, the elves are watching!”

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