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Kerry Soccer News: Celtic up and running in FAI Junior Cup

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FAI Junior Cup (Round 2)
Killarney Celtic 11-0 Shannonside FC
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Defending Kerry league and cup champions Killarney Celtic got their latest FAI Junior Cup adventure off to a remarkable start on Saturday when they put no fewer than 11 goals past West Limerick side Shannonside FC.

Brian Spillane’s men wasted no time in seizing control of this match and strikes by Adam O’Rourke and Danny Roche had them 2-0 up within 13 minutes of the kick-off. The writing was on the wall for Shannonside when Lee Downing made it 3-0 on the half-hour mark and when the youngster doubled his tally just five minutes later, a rout was on the cards.

Veteran defender Stephen O’Mahony headed in a fifth just before half time and the Killarney club already had two feet in the next round of the FAI Junior Cup. Shannonside, who are currently top of Division 1 of the Desmond League, must have feared that worse was to come.

Worse was to come. Two quick-fire Ryan Kelliher goals made it 7-0 by the 59th minute and ten minutes later, Sparling made it eight. Celtic have started the 2019/20 campaign at a ferocious pace and there was certainly no letting up in the final quarter as far as they were concerned. Roche (twice) and Kelliher both found the target to complete their hat-tricks and Celtic ran out utterly comprehensive 11-0 winners.

The next phase of the FAI Junior Cup (Round 3) is scheduled to take place on October 19/20.

Next up for Celtic is another cup fixture as they take on Munster Senior League outfit Everton in the first round of the Munster Champions Trophy. That match will take place in Celtic Park this Saturday at 7.30pm.

Elsewhere, crosstown rivals Killarney Athletic have a tricky away tie in the Munster Junior Cup. The Blues take on last year’s beaten league finalists Castleisland on Saturday at 7pm.

 

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The tax you’re really paying for your health

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?” In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word. We have it, and we use it, and, […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?”

In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word.

We have it, and we use it, and, of course we pay for it. We justify the constant ratcheting-up of our tax burden to pay for rising health-care costs. That tax is on our wallets.

We also pay another type of tax: When we’re unhealthy, we don’t get to do the things we like. When we’re overweight, we don’t always say “YES!” when our kids ask to go to the swimming pool.
When we’re unfit, we don’t take our buddy’s invitation for a weekend hiking and camping trip. We can’t start jogging because our knees hurt; can’t lift weights because our back hurts; can’t cut down calories because we feel we need the energy.

Those things are taxes. Physical taxes, but they’re not the worst taxes we pay.

The worst tax we pay is the mental tax.

When we’re self-conscious about our fitness or health, we don’t want to start exercising. We don’t want to look dumb or fail.

We don’t want to start a new lifestyle because our families will say “good for you”, because they know we need it, or they’ll say “you don’t need that …” and lie. Or they’ll roll their eyes because they know we’ve failed before.

When we’ve been away from the gym for four months, we don’t want to do that first workout because we’re going to be last. It’s going to suck and we might get embarrassed.

SELF IMPOSED TAX

The Government makes us pay financial tax, but the other two – physical and mental – are self-imposed.

No one cares if you’re slow.

No one cares if you finish last.

No one cares if you blow your nutrition this week and have to start all over again.

You’d stop caring about what others thought about you if you realised how rarely they actually do.

Everyone thinks about themselves, mostly. That’s the tax they’re paying – and most of us overpay.

We’re taxed enough. Stop worrying about what you look like and start caring about what makes you feel good.

If you’d like to start taking steps in the right direction with your health and fitness, call in for a free consultation with us at Activate. Visit www.activate.ie/free-intro for more information.

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Tractor run raises €500 for charity

By Sean Moriarty Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019. 30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980. Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019.

30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980.

Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ on Lewis Road, the convoy travelled to the communications mast near Coolick in Kilcummin, where participants enjoyed views of the wider Castleisland district and Killarney Valley.

“Some of the drivers were never up there before and they were amazed with the views across the two valleys,” organiser Tom Leslie told the Killarney Advertiser.

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