National League Div 1
Kerry v Tyrone
Today at 2pm
Recalled East Kerry trio Shane Ryan, Jack Sherwood and Jonathan Lyne all start for Kerry today as Peter Keane takes charge of the county’s senior football team for the very first time in a competitive game.
Ryan, who operates at full-forward at club level for Rathmore, will line out between the sticks as experienced Killarney Legion keeper Brian Kelly must make do with a place on the bench. The burly target man is known for his accurate point-kicking out the field but in recent years he has also lined out in goal for the Kerry minors and U21s to great effect.
According to reports, Ryan had expressed a desire to play outfield when previously called in by former manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice but evidently Keane sees him as a viable candidate for the number 1 jersey going forward.
Firies native Jack Sherwood is a familiar face to Kerry supporters having featured in both league and championship for The Kingdom between 2013 and 2015. The versatile all-rounder, who also can play at half back, midfield or half forward, will anchor Keane’s defence from the full back position. Sherwood caught the eye with a string of impressive performances in the 2018 Kerry SFC as he helped East Kerry to reach the semi-final stage.
Full back is not his natural position but with Mark Griffin and Jason Foley out injured, Keane’s options at number 3 are limited.
In the forward division, Legion man Jonathan Lyne makes his return to the fold after falling out of favour with Eamonn Fitzmaurice in 2018. Lyne featured regularly under Fitzmaurice up to that point and memorably kicked two crucial extra-time scores when Kerry beat Mayo in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final replay. He is a player the current bainisteoir knows well; Lyne was a key member of the Legion team that reached the 2015 Kerry SFC final with Keane at the helm.
Templenoe midfielder Adrian Spillane will line out at midfield alongside Jack Barry and there is also a place in the starting line-up for hard-working forward Michael Geaney. The Dingle native has been named at 13 alongside his cousin, though he is likely to drift out the field and leave Paul and James O’Donoghue inside as a two-man full forward line.
Meanwhile, Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has brought a strong-looking squad to Killarney. Nine of the team who started the 2018 All-Ireland final will line-out in the Fitzgerald Stadium today, while Galbally’s Liam Rafferty and Brian Kennedy of Derrylaugha will make their senior intercounty debuts.
1. Shane Ryan
2. Peter Crowley
3. Jack Sherwood
4. Brian Ó Beaglaioch
5. Tadhg Morley
6. Paul Murphy (C)
7. Tom O’Sullivan
8. Jack Barry
9. Adrian Spillane
10. Jonathan Lyne
11. Seán O’Shea
12. Stephen O’Brien
13. Michael Geaney
14. Paul Geaney
15. James O’Donoghue
16. Brian Kelly
17. Diarmuid O’Connor
18. Gavin Crowley
19. Dara Moynihan
20. Graham O’Sullivan
21. Tommy Walsh
22. Gavin O’Brien
23. Killian Spillane
24. Tom Leo O’Sullivan
25. Tomas O Se
26. Robert Wharton
Pic: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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 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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