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Celts and Dynamos set for old school cup final

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Greyhound Bar KO Cup Final

Tralee Dynamos v Killarney Celtic

Sunday at 3pm

Mounthawk Park (Tralee)

 

Two of the county’s traditional powerhouses will meet on Sunday in the Greyhound Bar KO Cup final when Killarney Celtic face old rivals Tralee Dynamos in Mounthawk Park, Tralee.

With a league final against Castleisland also on the horizon, the Killarney outfit are on the hunt for a second consecutive double but for now all eyes will be firmly set on this weekend’s cup decider at KDL headquarters.

Premier A table-toppers Celtic will naturally be favourites to prevail but as we’ve seen many times down through the years, anything can happen in a one-off game.

You’d have to say that it has been a fairly unexpected run to the final for Dynamos, who were relegated from the top flight last season before later being reinstated when Mastergeeha were voluntarily demoted. The Tralee club are the most successful team in the history of the league but their efforts in recent times have been hampered somewhat by the absence of a number of key players, some of whom have transferred to rival clubs.

For instance, pacey forward Danny Roche moved to Sunday’s opponents, Killarney Celtic, in 2017 and has since proved his worth by netting several crucial goals for the club. Roche is currently the league’s leading scorer with 19 goals and eight of those strikes have come in cup competitions.

Dynamos have reached the final of the Greyhound on the back of victories over Atletico Ardfert, Fenit Samphires, QPR and Park with that Round 2 win over Fenit arguably the pick of the bunch. Fenit will finish fourth in the Premier A this season – two places and 10 points ahead of Dynamos – but the Tralee club just about squeezed past them in the cup, eventually progressing after a nervy penalty shootout.

In contrast, Celtic’s path to the final has been far less dramatic. After receiving a bye in Round 1, they made light work of Kilmoyley in Round 2 before defeating Castleisland 3-0 in the quarters. They secured their passage to the finale with another comprehensive win against Premier A opposition when they beat Listowel Celtic 4-0 the weekend before last.

All things being equal on the day, Celtic appear to be too strong for Dynamos at present and they should have enough about them to retain the Greyhound Bar KO Cup on Sunday.

Verdict: Killarney Celtic 3-1 Tralee Dynamos

 

Pic: Konrad Paprocki.

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Who’s in your circle?

    Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose? Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?Are you looking forward to […]

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Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose?

Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?
Are you looking forward to the next five, 10, 20 years of your life?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to look around at the people you spend your time with. Your time is your most expensive asset. Your mind is your most expensive real estate.

With whom you spend your time, and those that you permit to impact your thoughts and decisions will have a great impact on your life.

From the outside looking in, our gym culture is the most difficult health benefit for others to understand.
Now more than ever all our brains are fed is chaos, division, selfishness and negativity. We can’t have that here. Those that thrive in that environment aren’t a good fit for us, and they won’t last long here. Either they’ll leave on their own, or we’ll tell them it’s time to go.

Years ago, when I was struggling with some people decisions (personally and business); one of my mentors told me something that continues to stick with me. It’s since been something I have said to people many times;
“The people that have helped you get to where you are may not be the same people that can help you get to where you want to go.”

Ask yourself these three questions;

* Who’s in your circle?
* Who do you need to start spending less time with?
* In order to get where you want to be, what kind of people do you need to start spending more of your time with?

Now it’s time to get to work. Start spending less time with those dragging you down. Start surrounding yourself with the people that won’t condone your behaviours that aren’t consistent with your goals, support your work ethic, help you to learn from your failures and will be excited to celebrate your successes.

When you are ready, we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation by visiting our website www.activate.ie.

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Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!

  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds

  70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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