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County League Preview: Dr Crokes host Beaufort

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Round 2 of the County League takes place this weekend and Dr Crokes will be hoping to pick up their first win of the campaign when they welcome newly-promoted Beaufort to Lewis Road.

The defending champions were held to a draw by Glenbeigh-Glencar in their season opener two weeks ago as the sides played out a nine-all draw. You would have to go back a long way to find the last time Crokes went two league games in a row without winning but Beaufort will have nothing to lose in this one, especially following their seven-point opening day victory over John Mitchels.

Elsewhere, Legion will be gunning for back-to-back wins when they face Templenoe in Derreen. The visitors will be desperate to pick up some points here following their 2-11 to 1-16 loss against Kerins O’Rahilly’s a fortnight ago but confidence should be high within the Legion camp. James O’Sullivan’s team have some tough-looking away fixtures this year (St Mary’s, An Ghaeltacht, John Mitchels, Rathmore and Glenbeigh-Glencar) so home games will key. Having said that, they beat Dingle in Páirc an Ághasaigh and they don’t get much harder than that.

Speaking of tough away fixtures, Spa make the long trip back to Gallarus to face An Ghaeltacht. Spa racked up a mad score against Rathmore last time out and their dynamic forward line will be hoping to repeat the trick, although I’m sure a win of any description would do just fine.

Rathmore, who narrowly missed out on a final spot in 2017, will be aiming to avoid consecutive defeats when they play Glenbeigh-Glencar in Rathbeg at 3pm.

Fixtures:

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm unless otherwise stated

Division 1

An Ghaeltacht v Spa

Dr Crokes v Beaufort

John Mitchels v Dingle

Killarney Legion v Templenoe

Kerins O’Rahilly's v St Mary's (3pm)

Rathmore v Glenbeigh-Glencar (3pm)

 

Division 2

Ardfert v Na Gaeil

Austin Stacks v Kenmare Shamrocks

Ballymacelligott v Milltown/Castlemaine

Currow v Listowel Emmets

Dromid Pearses v Desmonds

Glenflesk v Kilcummin (5pm)

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Future Kerry railway plans revealed

By Sean Moriarty Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport. On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council. During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Elected members of Kerry County Council have led calls for Iarnród Éireann’s timetable to fall into line with airline schedule at Kerry Airport.

On Monday of this week Barry Kenny of Iarnród Éireann gave a presentation to elected members of the council.

During the meeting he outlined some of the railway company’s plans and ambitions from now until 2027.

These include an increase in frequency on the Tralee to Mallow line.

It is hoped to have one train an hour operating on the line at peak times and two-hourly off-peak.

In a perfect world, the rail station at Farranfore would be placed across the road from the airport and not a 1km walk away but such a move is not likely to happen.

Cllr Norma Moriarty, of the Kenmare Municipal District explained how she was on trip to Yorkshire a few years ago.

“I flew from Kerry to Manchester and was able to get a connecting train to Yorkshire without ever leaving the airport building,” she said. “The people I was visiting were very surprised to hear me talk about this so much – it is normal to them.”

Under the Strategy 2027 plan Killarney rail station will get repainted and new signs will be put in place during 2022.

Additional parking spaces will be created at Farranfore Railway station and this lead to calls for a similar expansion at Rathmore.

“A lot of people from South Kerry use Rathmore railway station,” said local councillor Niall Kelleher. “They drive up from Kenmare and cut across by Glenflesk.”

Mr Kenny said he would take the Rathmore comments back to the Iarnród Éireann engineer in charge of parking strategy.

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Walking and cycling projects set for upgrade 

Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects. €350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel. Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include […]

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Commuters and nature enthusiasts will benefit from €4.13m in funding allocated to Kerry County Council for walking and cycling projects.

€350,000 has been allocated for Transport/Mobility Plans for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

Locally €704,835 is being given towards an interconnected network of cycleways on Rock Road, while there’s €70,000 funding for the Deerpark Road/Gealscoil Junction to include an interconnected network of cycleways. €300,000 is planned for an interconnected network of cycleways for the Gaelscoil Road/Chestnut Drive area, while The Flesk Walkway and Cycleway, Killarney is to get €123,866, as well as a further €186,527 for Rock Road.

Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD has said the funding from the National Transport Authority (NTA) will deliver high quality upgrades to walking and cycling infrastructure, with sustainable transport modes vital as the county emerges from the pandemic.

“I am pleased that Kerry County Council has been awarded funding which is part of an overall total of €289 million for approximately 1,200 Active Travel projects across the country,” Deputy Griffin said.

“Ensuring we have a good and efficient transport system in Kerry is essential for the future as we aim to make our communities and town centres more vibrant, in addition to making commuting to work and school safer and easier. Over the past two years we have spent more time enjoying our outdoor amenities and investing in active travel will also help us to meet our climate change obligations.”

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