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Kelliher’s opts for a mix of youth and experience ahead of All Ireland final

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Kelliher’s Toyota Garage has gone for mix of new blood and experience after selecting its team for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football final.

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The Kingdom’s Toyota dealership is an official sponsor of the Kerry County Board and they hope up inject passion and excitement into Kerry fans by going on a county-wide road trip this week.

Leading the attack is the all new Yaris Cross.

After making a successful debut at the semi-final last week, the Yaris Cross was a dead cert to be included in the team’s line-up for the final.

Decked out in the team’s official colours of Green and Gold, the Yaris Cross dazzled onlookers with a top scoring performance in Dublin last Sunday.

The Yaris Cross earned Car of the Match award after a colourful display along Dublin’s O’Connell St that left many D-registered cars trailing in its wake.

“This is Sam Maguire Gold,” said team manager Tim Kelliher in reference to the colourful player he has selected to lead Kerry to glory on Sunday.

Keen to build on the success of the Yaris Cross, a second one has been called in on off the bench and will join his twin brother in the squad.

While Tim and his selectors are always keen to showcase Toyota’s latest talent, they never forget those who have made massive contributions to the team over the years.

A classic Toyota Yaris, a key member of the 2001 campaign, has also been selected to do the business this week.

Team Kelliher’s Toyota Road Show, in support of the Kerry team, will visit Killarney on Thursday in the run up to the big game on Sunday.

They will call to the Killarney Advertiser’s office on High St (time to be confirmed) and everyone is welcome to meet the team ahead of the final.

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Black Valley broadband installation gets underway

Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry. The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland […]

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Works are under way to install a high-speed fibre broadband network in the remote Black Valley area of Kerry.

The Black Valley was one of the last areas of Ireland to be electrified but broadband in the region is expected to be live in the second half of the year with residents already able to pre-order their connection. 
“It is well known that Black Valley was one of the last locations to get electricity due to its remoteness and challenging terrain, so we are extremely pleased to be commencing the rollout of our high-speed fibre network now with a view to connections being available later this year,” said National Broadband Ireland Deployment CEO, TJ Malone.
  
“We are determined to ensure the rollout is as fast as possible and connection is made easy for Black Valley residents, and we have a plan in place to work around the location’s all-important tourist season.

“Black Valley is a symbol of NBI’s mission that no area will be left behind no matter how rural or remote and we are delighted that this beautiful location moves one step closer to high-speed fibre today, with all the opportunities that will unlock for the local community.” 

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Players of the year don’t duck a challenge

They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh […]

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They never duck when faced with a big challenge on the field so it was safe to assume that GAA players of the year David Clifford and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh weren’t going to shy away from the latest task on their home patch.

The two top footballers in the country teamed up to launch a charity duck race which will form part of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Killarney, where they both live.

When the working day was done, busy secondary school teachers David and Louise had some great quack and they got caught up in the spirit of the occasion along the scenic River Deenagh in Killarney National Park.

The reigning Player of the Year and Ladies Player of the Year award winner demonstrated their competitive streak when they expressed confidence that their own ducks will win The Deenagh Duck Dash on the same river at noon on Monday, March 18.

But, luckily, festival chairman Jason Clifford was there to keep the peace and he even threatened to cry fowl and brandish a card at the star players – with duck yellow deemed the most appropriate colour.

Considered by many to be the greatest players of all time in their respective codes, between them, Fossa hotshot David and Corca Dhuibhne star Louise have an incredible nine All-Star awards.

But they might be tempted to swap one if their duck wins the fun-filled race on the day after St Patrick’s Day.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Francis Special School in Beaufort, Killarney which provides specialist education for young people with learning disabilities.
Festival chairman Jason remarked: “This isn’t just a race – it’s great fun for the whole family.
“Picture the scene with a flotilla of vibrant rubber ducks racing down a winding river, their owners cheering them on and all in the name of a fantastic cause”.
Super prizes await the winners, the cost of a rubber duck to participate in the race is just €5 and they can be bought online at https://stpatricksfestivalkillarney.ie/.

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