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Extra speed camera zones in Killarney – warning signs removed

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Every approach road in and out of Killarney is now covered by safety camera zones with nearly 50 new zones - announced by An Garda Síochána in the county this week.

Several new locations have been chosen for privately operated speed enforcement cameras, and speed vans will be in a position on an extended number of locations on all roads in and out of town.

Signs advising motorists where the speed checks are will no longer be used.

“This is about saving lives and preventing injuries, not about catching people,” a Road Safety Authority spokesperson said.

 

“The only objective of the safety camera project is to change driver behaviour and save lives.”

The safety zone on the Tralee road has been extended to include every section from the Cleeney Roundabout to the Boolacullane turn-off near the Johnny Doyle Industrial Park.

The entire Muckross Road, and by extension the Moll’s Gap road, as far as Galway’s Bridge near Derrycunnihy Church, is included in the new zone. Additionally, the section of road at Moll’s Gap, on the approach and on both the Sneem and Kenmare sides of the junction will be covered by mobile speed detection vans.

While the village of Fossa was included as a safety zone in the past, this has now been extended out as far as the Beaufort junction and a separate zone is included on the Milltown road near the old German Butcher Shop.

The Cork Road will now be covered from the Lissivigeen junction to beyond the Loo Bridge – Kenmare Road junction and will also extend out the Mallow Road to nearly as far as Rathmore.

Other locations include the entire length of the bypass road, including its junction with the Coolcorcoran Road to its junction with the Kilcummin road and the entire length of New Street.

 

 

 

 

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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