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SURVEY: Just 18% of Kerry fans are expecting an All-Ireland in 2019

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Fewer than one in five Kerry football supporters think Kerry will win the 2019 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, according to a new survey carried out by the Killarney Advertiser.

 

When asked to predict how Kerry will fare in this year’s championship, 18% of respondents said that Kerry will go all the way with 44% stating that a semi-final exit is the most likely outcome. 17% of fans surveyed think that Kerry will reach the All-Ireland final but come up just short of the ultimate prize, while a further 17% foresee elimination at the Super 8s stage.

4% of our less optimistic readers think The Kingdom will fail to make it past the qualifiers.

 

Many observers consider Kerry to be in a period of transition under new manager Peter Keane but expectations for this season remain relatively high amongst the county’s football followers. 55% of fans believe that the Green and Gold need to at least reach the All-Ireland final for 2019 to be classed as a “good year” and a further 20% feel that nothing less than reclaiming the Sam Maguire will suffice.

 

However, the survey does also appear to indicate that many Kerry fans are willing to be patient with this young and up-and-coming team when it comes to going all the way. Over half of the supporters surveyed expect Kerry to win their next All-Ireland in 2021 or after, with a quarter predicting success in 2020.

 

Fans are generally happy with the progress being made under Peter Keane with 78% of respondents stating that they are confident that Kerry are heading in the right direction.

 

Looking to this weekend’s Munster final, Kerry supporters don’t appear to be too worried about the challenge posed by old foes Cork. A whopping 93% of the fans who were surveyed think that The Kingdom will claim their seventh consecutive provincial title in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night.

 

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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