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Do or die for Glenflesk and Spa



As we approach the midway point in this month for clubs, it’s judgement day for two of East Kerry’s main Intermediate hopefuls.


Intermediate Club Championship (Group 4)
Glenflesk v John Mitchels
Sunday at 2.30pm

Things are looking up for last year’s beaten finalists Glenflesk after they secured another crucial two points by beating Desmonds 2-15 to 2-7 in Castleisland, but it will all be for nought if they come up short in Sunday’s showdown with fellow table-toppers John Mitchels in Glenflesk.

Mitchels have a far superior points difference thanks to consecutive blow-outs over Beaufort and Desmonds so nothing less than a win will do for new manager Paud O’Donoghue and his charges.

Glenflesk trailed by a point with nine minutes to go in the first half of their clash with Desmonds last weekend but promising youngster Patrick Darcy popped up with a goal to swing the tie in their favour. Some accurate kicking from the ever-reliable Darragh Roche kept the opposition at bay and when Darcy goaled again with five minutes to play, the game was won.

The visitors eventually ran out eight-point winners, 2-15 to 2-7.

Great credit must also go to the Glenflesk rearguard who limited the hosts to just three points (two from play) in the entire second half.

If the opening two weekends of football are anything to go by, John Mitchels are likely to pose a far more serious threat.

The Ballyseedy club built up a commanding 0-11 to 0-2 lead by the halfway stage of their clash with Beaufort as Alan O’Donoghue, Wayne Duggan, James Sheehy, Shane O’Connor, Thomas Kearns and Michael Kelliher all found the target. Mitchels continued to dominate into the wind in the second period and although late Beaufort goal added a touch of respectability from their point of view, the Tralee men romped home with nine points to spare (0-17 to 1-5).

This result coupled with their opening round annihilation of Desmonds certainly indicates that Mitchels are the form team in this year’s Intermediate but Glenflesk have also turned a few heads so Sunday’s Group 4 decider has all the makings of a classic.

The return of Jeff O’Donoghue, who was forced to sit out the Beaufort game, is a major boost for St Agatha’s and with key forwards Darragh Roche and Brian O’Donoghue also moving well, they will fancy their chances of toppling the current group leaders.

Home advantage could be the difference.

Verdict: Glenflesk by two.


Intermediate Club Championship (Group 2)
Glenbeigh/Glencar v Spa

Saturday at 6.30pm

Spa must be sick of the sight of Templenoe. The small club from the south eliminated them from last year’s Intermediate by defeating them in the final round of the group phase and this year they could be the cause of Spa’s downfall once again.

Templenoe emerged victorious in last weekend’s Group 2 opener between the pair (3-12 to 1-16) and although Spa aren’t quite out of the running just yet, they now find themselves in an unenviable position.

Nothing short of four points from four will do from here on in and while you would expect them to handle Laune Rangers in Round 3, it’s this weekend’s match-up that could be the problem.

Ivor Flynn’s team will travel to Glenbeigh on Saturday evening to take on a decent Glenbeigh/Glencar side who made light work of close rivals Laune Rangers in their first game of this year’s championship. With former Kerry captain Darran O’Sullivan pulling the strings, Glenbeigh/Glencar will fancy their chances – especially at home – but Spa can take heart from their last trip to the seaside.

A year ago, almost to the day, the Killarney club travelled west to take on the same opposition in Division 1 of the County League (also on the back of a defeat to Templenoe) and they managed to come home with the spoils after a fine 2-13 to 1-12 win.

In recent weeks, Spa started well against Templenoe and finished well against Legion. They will need a more complete performance this weekend to keep their championship aspirations alive.

Verdict: Spa by three.


Pic: Séamus Healy.



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 […]



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 […]




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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