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Kerry to roll out the red carpet for Féile Peil na nÓg

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Kerry FŽeile Peil na nOg and FŽeile na nGael participant Amy O'Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West FŽile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the in the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL has joined forces with sports enthusiasts across the county to issue a warm welcome to the estimated 70,000 people who will visit Kerry and neighbouring counties over the course of the annual Féile Peil na nÓg, which takes place next weekend, from June 24 to 26.

The elected members of Kerry County Council recently announced funding under the Community Support Fund towards the hosting of the event which will see 125 GAA clubs – most of them in Kerry – hosting clubs from around the country for the annual underage football tournament.

The cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy, extended a warm welcome to all the teams who will participate.

“With almost 70,000 people expected at almost 700 matches around the county and in Cork and Limerick, this is an enormous sporting event. Kerry GAA clubs have been working hard to prepare for the Féile and I wish it every success,” he said.

In addition to the allocation towards Féile Peil na nÓg, Kerry County Council has also provided support to over 60 community, sport and physical activity projects under this year’s Community Support Fund.

Niamh O’Sullivan, head of the community department at Kerry County Council, confirmed that councillors approved over €50,000 under this year’s Community Support Fund to support projects that focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity.


Kerry Féile Peil na nÓg and Féile na nGael participant Amy O’Sullivan being presented with a commemorative jersey by John West ambassadors Philly McMahon, left, and Danny Sutcliffe and Edwina Keane, Kilkenny camogie player, at the John West Féile National Skills Star Challenge 2016, at the National Games Development Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin.
PICTURE: PAUL MOHAN/SPORTSFILE

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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 […]

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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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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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IFTA nomination for Jessie Buckley

By Michelle Crean  Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week. Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week.

Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at a virtual IFTA awards ceremony which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday, July 4.

Other well-known Irish actors up for awards include Brendan Gleeson for ‘The Comey Rule’, Paul Mescal for ‘Normal People’, Dervla Kirwan ‘Smother’ and Gabriel Byrne for ‘Death of a Ladies Man’.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish Academy Members have been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the very best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy members alongside a specialist jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with COVID guidelines and best international practice.

Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.

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