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Killarney Legion V Kenmare Shamrocks: 1st. Round, Killarney Legion 2-15 Kenmare shamrocks 3 – 8.

Credit to both sides who served up a competitive hard fought - and despite the rain and strong breeze - high quality game. Faster out of the blocks the Legion raced into a 6 pt. lead an early goal coming from the outstanding Jamie O Sullivan who had a personal tally of 1-11. Kenmare however settled into their stride and took advantage of a Legion defensive mix-up to find the net. This was followed by a further two points and a leg block by the Legion backs saw the resultant penalty driven to the net. However, this led to a determined last 15 minutes by the Legion and a flurry of points saw them go in with a healthy 7-point lead. With the wind at their backs the Shamrocks set about their task with renewed vigor and by midway in the second half had narrowed the gap to just a single point having scored another goal after another Legion defensive slip. The move of Chris Davies onto Stephen O Brien who was becoming more influential paid big dividends along with Jonathan Lyne's dynamic leadership for the Legion as they wrestled control back and buoyed by a Jack O Neill goal they controlled the last 10 minutes stretching the lead once again to 5 pts. before Kenmare pointed from a free to leave a 4 point winning margin.

Dr Crokes Vs An Ghaeltacht: 1st. Round Dr Crokes 1-17 An Ghaeltacht 0-6.

Sometime when you have the advantage of a strong breeze you do not settle quickly enough into the game. This could not be said about our team last Sunday. We had a goal and a point early on. We increased that to 1-4 by the end of the first quarter. We also kept our opponents scoreless during that period. In the second quarter, we sent over six points to An Ghaeltachts two points. This gave us a half time lead of 1-10 to 0-2. Our opponents had enough play in this half to have scored much more than the two points. Even though we had a good lead, it was still very important that we have a good start to the second half. We achieved this, sending over four points to An Ghaeltachts on in the first ten minutes of the third quarter. We had a commanding lead at this stage and were happy to have equality with our opponents, three points each, in the remaining forty minutes of the game. We can be very happy with our display and even though An Ghaeltacht would have been unhappy how they performed they know they would have been much closer at the end had they taken their chances they were presented with during the game.

Glenflesk Vs Castleisland Desmonds: Intermediate Championship

Glenflesk started the group phase of the Intermediate Championship with a 4 point win against a strong Castleisland Desmonds team. It was a good team performance especially in the second half. Darragh Roche was our top scorer with 8 points(3f) and was well assisted in the forwards by Stephen O Donoghue who got 3 great long range points from play. Shane Courtney and Chris O Donoghue were outstanding in the backs. Intermediate Championship; Next up is Rd 2 of the Intermediate championship group phase against Waterville at Barraduff Community Field on Saturday April 7th at 6 30pm. Waterville also won their opening game so it promises to be another close fought game.

Kilcummin Vs Glenbeigh/Glencar: Intermediate Championship

Kilcummin 12 - Glenbeigh/Glencar 11.  Returning to the Intermediate Championship after 20 years we got off to a winning start on Saturday last in Beaufort. In what was a close encounter throughout, we just about deserved to shade it considering the amount of possession we enjoyed. However the number of wides kicked will give the management team cause for deliberation before taking on Milltown Castlemaine at the week end. In a defence that played well overall, Sean O’Leary, Donal Maher and William Maher excelled while Kieran Murphy continued his good form in the centre and the fact that all the forwards managed to get on the score-sheet is a positive outcome.  Team Brendan Kealy, Jamie O’ Donoghue, Daniel Moynihan, Sean O’Leary,(0-1) Donal Maher, Philip Casey, William Maher, Kevin Gorman, Kieran Murphy,(0-2) Shane McSweeney, (0-1)Gary O’Leary, (0-1) Padraig Nagle, (0-2) Kevin McCarthy,(0-1) Damien O Leary, (0-1) Noel Duggan, (0-3) Subs used Mikey O’Shea, John McCarthy, Matt Keane.  Next outing on Sunday at 2.30 in Milltown v Milltown /Castlemaine

Fossa Vs Keel: Junior Championship

Fossa recorded a good win over Keel in the Junior premier championship on Saturday evening.  Fossa started in whirlwind fashion racing into an early lead with two frees from David Clifford and a goal from Donald O'Sullivan after six minutes.  They added two further points from Tadgh O’Shea and Donald before Keel got on the scoreboard and lead 1-04 to 0-01 after 15 minutes.  Fossa were playing with panach at this stage but Keel gradually got back into the game with frees from Aaron Murphy reducing the lead all the time.  Two points from play by Paudie Clifford and two frees from Donald O’Sullivan left Fossa leading at the break, 1-07 to 0-06. The second half was real championship fare with both teams giving their all, Aaron Murphy was Keel's main scoring threat, he kicked seven points in all, however Fossa kept their noses in front courtsey of two superb points from Paudie Clifford.  Further scores from Tadgh O'Shea and Matt Rennie left Fossa winners on a score of 1-12 to 0-11. Fossa will be pleased with this display, it was tough and uncompromising at times but this is what championship football is all about and they came through a stern test.  The defence was very solid, they allowed Keel no goal chance and were superbly marshalled by Anthony Wharton and Derry O’Sullivan, the midfield of Fintan Coffey and Matt Rennie worked really hard and gave a great platform for our industrious forward division where David Clifford will always be a serious threat but it was the four quite brilliant points from play by Paudie Clifford that was the difference between the sides on this occasion.  Next up is St. Michael’s/Foilmore next Sunday in Fossa at 2.30 pm.

 

 

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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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