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Celts demolish title rivals Dingle




Premier A

Killarney Celtic 7-1 Dingle Bay Rovers

(Celtic Park)

Killarney Celtic sent out a clear signal to their fellow title contenders last weekend as they put seven past Dingle Bay Rovers at Celtic Park. Goals from Gary Keane, Matt Keane, Wayne Sparling, Lee Downing, Danny Roche, Peter McCarthy and Conor McCarthy propelled Eoghan Donnellan’s side to a comprehensive victory and they have now overtaken Athletic at the summit of the Premier A

Realistically there will be no catching them on this form and it looks like the rest of us will have to battle it out for second place.

It will be a really tough loss for Dingle to take. I wasn’t able to go to the game because we were training but Celtic clearly dominated from start to finish. I think Dingle were missing a few players but, even so, 7-1 is a crazy scoreline any day of the week. Incredibly, Celtic have beaten Dingle 14-1 on aggregate this season.

From Athletic’s perspective, it was actually a good result as we were unlikely to catch Celtic anyway. We’d rather finish first naturally enough but the priority now is to make the league final.

It’s frustrating at the moment because we’re not playing any games. This will be our fourth weekend in a row with no fixture. It’s a Catch-22 really… On one hand, we’re better off letting everyone else catch up in terms of games played but on the other, not playing at this time of the season is a killer. It’s very hard to keep everyone interested. We had two decent wins at the end of February but now that momentum is completely gone. Especially with the football starting up again now, fellas have other commitments and it’s hard to juggle everything.

But look, it was the same story last year and it turned out alright. It’s a long season. I suppose it’s just a case of sticking at it.

Celtic are away to Fenit on Sunday and although Samphire Park can be a very hard place to get a result, you’d probably expect Celtic to win that one. Dingle are playing Castleisland in Tralee on Monday night and that one’s a lot harder to predict. Dingle are very good when they have everyone but Castleisland are dogged as well. A draw would be good for us.

At the other end of the table, Mastergeeha have a big tie away to Listowel. They’re currently level with Dynamos on 10 points and this is one of their two games in hand. Dynamos’ remaining fixtures are tough enough looking (Castleisland at home and Athletic, Dingle and Celtic away) but Geeha need to pick up points somewhere themselves to create some separation. Even a draw here or there could be enough to keep them in the division.


Sunday, March 25

Premier A

Fenit v Killarney Celtic


Listowel v Mastergeeha


Division 1B

Killarney Athletic B v Park


Monday, March 26

Premier A

Dingle v Castleisland




Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]




The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.


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A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]




The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

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