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Celts demolish title rivals Dingle

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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.

Fixtures:

Sunday, March 25

Premier A

Fenit v Killarney Celtic

(11.30am)

Listowel v Mastergeeha

(4pm)

Division 1B

Killarney Athletic B v Park

(11.30am)

Monday, March 26

Premier A

Dingle v Castleisland

(7.30pm)

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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