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SCOTTS LAKERS return to Killarney Sports Centre tomorrow, Saturday, November 4, when they will play host to Galway Titans. The Killarney side will be anxious to secure a return to winning ways against a Galway side that have only enjoyed one win from six outings so far this season.

A full-strength Lakers squad should be more than capable of securing a victory but a much improved team performance on recent outings will be required.

The Lakers have won their first two games in the league but have been on the wrong end of the scoreline in four other matches including last weekend's agonising one point loss away to Letterkenny. In the four games that they lost, Scotts Lakers were well in contention in every one and were more than capable of snatching a victory.

Padraig Lucey's return this weekend and the addition of new signing Dan Griffin will be welcome under the boards alongside Antuan Bootle and Andrew Fitzgerald while Mihail Kapitanov, Mark Greene, Justin Tuason, Philip O'Connor and Shane Horgan are all capable of spearheading a strong challenge against the Galway side.

Coached by Paul Langan, Titans are led by American Keegan Ryan, Hector Gonzalez, Toms Fabriciuss, Emmanuel Saah, Randal Kozlov and exciting teenage prospect Eoin Coughlan. The latter is a son of former Killarney supremo Joe Coughlan, head coach of the St Paul's Superleague team in the mid-1990s.

A record crowd of almost 950 people filled the Killarney Sports Centre for the last home game against Killorglin. St Paul's and the Lakers players are appealing to all the Killarney basketball supporters to come out again this Saturday to cheer on Scotts Lakers. Tip-off in Killarney Sports Centre is at 7.30pm.
 


 
Above: A capacity crowd of about 950 people watched Scotts Lakers St Paul's and Keanes Killorglin in the recent National League Division One basketball clash in Killarney Sports Centre. Pic: Eamonn Keogh

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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