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Cliffmania continues as David’s popularity continues to rise

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By Sean Moriarty

There were unprecedented scenes in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise last Saturday after Fossa GAA defeated Castletown in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final.

The local GAA club booked a place in Sunday’s final against Tyrone side Stewartstown Harps in Croke PArk helped as ever by the Clifford brothers.

Between them, the Clifford brothers scored nine points, with David posting six from play.

O’Moore Park was thronged with fans, either supporting Fossa or Castletown from County Meath.

There was a third group of supporters there and they did not care who won or lost. They were there to see one man – David Clifford, the Young Player of the Year for 2022.

They came from neighbouring counties like Kildare and Carlow. They sported GAA club jerseys of their own and not the colours of Fossa or Castletown.

And when the match was over, hundreds of young fans mobbed David Clifford, even before he had the chance to shake hands with his opponents.

Local MEP Seán Kelly, former President of the GAA, was in O’Moore Park on Sunday. He has seen a few games in his day but even a man of his experience admits this is unprecedented.

“Not since the glory days of Mick O’Connell have I seen so many neutrals turn up at games, with no interest in who wins or loses, but to see one man - David Clifford. This is gathering momentum, especially since Kerry won the All-Ireland,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“For instance, at the recent Munster Intermediate and Junior Club finals, it was clear while the Junior Final involving Fossa and Kilmurray, the place was thronged before 1pm on a day the roads were very icy and it was bitterly cold. When the intermediate match started, the grounds were half empty - all neutrals, especially kids came to see David. This Cliffmania hasn’t peaked yet - wait if and until David captains Kerry to All-Ireland victory next July - then you'll see Cliffmania like never before.

“The great thing is that he always delivers and carries himself extremely well, despite all the attention and pressure. A one off. Proud to say, we’re from the same parish.”

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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