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Crokes reach seventh consecutive club final





Dr Crokes secured their place in the 2018 Club Championship final with a 0-18 to 1-10 victory over Austin Stacks in Lewis Road on Sunday. Stacks started brightly and raced into an early lead but Crokes’ class eventually began to show and the sides went in level at the break. The hosts dominated the third quarter and scored five unanswered points as the tie, which was effectively a semi-final, began to slip away from Kieran Donaghy and co.

Tony Brosnan (five) and Micheál Burns (four) top-scored for the reigning champions who eventually ran out five-point winners. Pat O’Shea’s side are now preparing for their seventh consecutive Club Championship final. They have won four of the previous six

Their opponents in this year’s decider will be Dingle who maintained their perfect record in Group 2 by defeating Legion in Páirc an Ághasaigh. Dingle came out of the traps quickly and when Paul Geaney registered his sixth goal in three games midway through the first half, the home team were 1-3 to no score up.

Dingle were relatively comfortable thereafter and limited Legion to just a handful of scores en route to a 1-10 to 0-5 win. The Killarney side had an outside shot of making the final heading into this game, but they also could have finished bottom if results went completely against them. James O’Sullivan’s team naturally want to be competing for silverware but they will, no doubt, be relieved to avoid a relegation playoff.

Dingle and Crokes met in the 2015 Club Championship final when a brace from Cathal Bambury fired Dingle to a memorable four-point win.

Kenmare were hammered by Rathmore in their final group game so they’ll face An Ghaeltacht, who lost to Kerins O’Rahilly’s, in a relegation showdown at the end of the season. That is unless either Kenmare or An Ghaeltacht manage to reach the final of the County Championship, in which case the other team will be automatically relegated. If they both make the final (which is unlikely, to be fair) Rahilly’s will face Legion in the relegation playoff.

In the Intermediate, Noel Duggan (twice) and Kevin McCarthy netted the crucial goals as Kilcummin took another step towards reclaiming their senior status at the first time of asking. They secured their passage to the last four with a comprehensive 3-11 to 0-8 victory over Brosna. Their opponents in the semi-final will be Division 1 outfit Templenoe.

Glenflesk were already in the hat for the next round following convincing wins against Waterville and Castleisland but they put the icing on the cake with a dominant display against Laune Rangers in Killorglin. Goals from Lee O’Donoghue (two), Ian Roche and Darragh Roche helped them to a 4-12 to 0-11 win. They’ll play St Mary’s in the semi-final. Both semis will take place April 28/29.

Mary’s, who reached the last four in 2017, and Templenoe, who lost to An Ghaeltacht in the final, will provide very stern tests but Kilcummin and Glenflesk both have enough about them to go at least one step further. From an East Kerry point of view, it would be great to see an Oskars reunion over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Beaufort, who finished on maximum points, will play Churchill in the last four of the Junior Premier. On the other side of the draw, Fossa won’t know the identity of their opponents until after this weekend’s rescheduled Na Gaeil v Finuge tie. Finuge must win to advance. A draw would do for Na Gaeil.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]




By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]




By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.


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