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Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

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A Peter McCarthy hat-trick helped Killarney Celtic to an easy 5-1 victory away to Castleisland on Sunday and Eoghan Donnellan’s men are now 12 points clear at the top of the table. Danny Roche and Vukasin Ocic completed the scoring in another rout. If you take the Inter Kenmare walkovers out of the equation Celtic are averaging five goals a game. It has been relentless from them up to this point.

Dingle moved into second with a 4-2 win over Tralee Dynamos and they look like they’ll be staying there at this stage. They are two points ahead of Athletic with a game in hand. Fenit will be the opposition in both of their remaining fixtures and all they need is two points to secure a spot in the league final. You would put your house on them, to be honest.

We had another poor result on Sunday against Fenit and the air has really gone out of our tires by this stage. Goals from Shane Lynch and Tony Brosnan (penalty) had us 2-0 up at half time but we conceded within 20 seconds of the restart and ended up drawing 2-2. It’s the third time this season we’ve let a two-goal lead slip and we’ve dropped eight points in total from winning positions. It would be funny if it wasn’t so depressing.

The only positive is the fact that we’re going to have all of our league games played by May 20. We play Dynamos at home on Sunday in our 16th and final league fixture of the season. It’s a match that Dynamos really have to win if they want to stay up. They’re currently second bottom, one point behind Mastergeeha who also have a game in hand. Dynamos’ other remaining fixture is away to Celtic.

Geeha have Fenit home and away and Listowel at home but they’ll be hoping that neighbours Athletic and Celtic do them a favour and turn Dynamos over. If we do, Geeha will be safe regardless of what happens in their own games.

Celtic at home to Tralee Celtic in the quarter final of the Greyhound Bar KO Cup. The Tralee side drew their Premier B league final against Mitchels Avenue last Friday so the destination of the title is yet to be decided but both teams will play Premier A football next season.

The first round of the Reserve Cup also takes place this weekend and Cedar Galaxy have been handed a tough away fixture against Rattoo Rovers. Fellow Division 1A title contenders QPR are away to Mitchels Avenue, while Ballyhar Dynamos host Castlegregory in Murt Scott Park.

 

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The secret is in the book!

By Michelle Crean  The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential. Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential.

Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into two different narratives.

It is also a follow up to her previous work ‘The Secret Box…Finding the Key’, a 192 page paperback launched by Michael Healy-Rae TD and reviewed by now retired judge James O’Connor, in October 2017.

Michelle, who studied adult psychology and is a NLP practitioner who encourages clients to transform limiting self-beliefs, explains that this version continues the story of Maria from the first book.

In the first book, the reader compares and contrasts their own life experiences with those of Maria and ask themselves the very question posed at the end of the book in the final chapter or ‘Padlock 13’ – “who are you?”

“Readers are outside the box, they see their own stories – that’s when we judge others,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It is fiction and the story is in two versions, the positive is bigger than the negative. There is always hope regardless of pain.”

She added that people need to forget about what others think, and focus on their own values and traditions.

“It’s a self help book, it doesn’t matter what people think of us, life’s too short. I’m motivating people in a positive way because of my NLP and psychology qualification.”

However, she emphasised that readers don’t have to have read the first book to understand the second one.

“Maria is the leading figure and there’s a few characters from book one but you don’t have to read that to get book two.”

She added that she’s thankful to everyone who helped her along the way.

“I have been blessed to have met so many people to help with my books.”

Both books are available from O’Connor’s Centra, The Reeks and Horans Health Store on Beech Road.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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