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Jordan Lee named as flag-bearer for today’s Paralympic Games opening ceremony

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Paralympian Jordan Lee has been named as one of two flag-bearers for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games which gets underway just before 12 noon today (Tuesday)

He and Britney Arendse (Para Powerlifting) will lead Team Ireland into the Olympic Stadium on Tokyo later today.

Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Marie Moloney has extended her support to Jordan on behalf of the people of the town.

"I would like on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Killarney Municipal District to wish Jordan Lee of Killarney Valley A.C,  the very best of luck in his event in Tokyo.

"We are very lucky to have four people from Kerry represent us in the Olympics in Tokyo this year.  Jordan has already done us all proud by having qualified which is a huge achievement in itself.  He is one of a 29 strong Team Ireland who have travelled to Tokyo  to represent Ireland in the Paralympics.

"I would like to also congratulate Tomas Griffin, Jordan’s coach on having helped Jordan achieve being selected to represent Ireland.  Of course this is not the first time Jordan has represented Ireland, he first came to fame in Basketball and then switched to athletics and now his main event in Tokyo is the high jump.

"Great credit has also to go the committee who worked so hard to provide the athletic track in Killarney and it just goes to prove what can be achieved if the facilities are in place to help the athletes.

"We will all be cheering Jordan on and as he takes to the field in Tokyo on Sunday next and no matter what the outcome, he is already a proven  champion."

Coverage of today's ceremony begins at11:50am on RTÉ 2.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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