WITH over 130 entrants so far – and cash prizes to be won every month – Killarney Advertiser's own fantasy football league is sure to provide plenty of entertainment.
The quest to find Killarney’s top fantasy football manager is under way as the best wheelers and dealers in town go head to head in the league.
All of our managers will put their football knowledge to the test every week by carefully selecting their team of Premier League stars. If the players they select perform well enough they could be in with a chance of scooping a Manager of the Month award, or even the grand prize in May.
At the end of every month, the manager with the best record over that four-week period will walk away with €50. That means it’s never too late to join; although you might be playing catch-up in the overall tournament, you still have multiple chances to win our Manager of the Month prize.
The grand prize (which will be announced shortly) will be handed out in May.
To join, simply visit fantasy.premierleague.com, set up your team (if you haven’t already done so), go to ‘join new leagues’ and enter the code 3362128-949534.
The forthcoming set of midweek fixtures signals the final Gameweek in January and there are plenty of mangers still in with a great chance of claiming the money.
The absence and subsequent return of Chelsea’s Diego Costa was a potential game changer but seasoned fantasy manager Conor Healy did just fine without him. Defender Marcos Alonso’s huge score of 21 two weeks ago and his bold selection of Andy Carroll, who has three goals in two games, both pivotal in sending Healy ten points clear at the top of the hilariously named Serie A-dvertiser.
Jack O’Connor and Damien McCormick are both ten points behind and they, along with the rest of the chasing pack, will have to choose their captains carefully if they want to go get their hands on the cash.
Elsewhere, Shane Doolan has propelled himself well up the table with the highest score of Gameweek 22. He triple-captained Alexis Sánchez which earned him 24 points and an overall score of 80. He’s now 21 points behind the leader.
Honourable mention, too, to Conor Magill who has the best team name in the league. Unfortunately for him, you don’t get points for being gas in Serie A-dvertiser and Fiorentina Turner are currently 127th.
After a decent enough week I’ve managed to climb up to 12th but with 25 points to make up I’m unlikely to challenge this month. I suppose it would be a bit shady if I were winning prizes in a competition I set up myself so in the unlikely event that I finish top on any given month (and trust me, given my record in fantasy football this is very, very unlikely), the €50 will go to a random manager in the league.
And in the even more unlikely event of me winning the competition outright (again I can’t stress enough how improbable this is), the grand prize will go to whoever finishes second.
So best of luck to all of our managers and stay tuned for more updates.
Current league table:
1. Conor Healy – 172
2. Jack O’Connor – 162
2. Damien McCormick – 162
4. Kieran Costello – 159
5. Parick O’Connor – 158
6. Niall McCarthy – 156
7. Jerry O’Shea – 153
8. Shane Doolan – 151
8. Pádraig McAllister – 151
10. Cormac Foley - 150
Therapy dog begins first day of school
By Michelle Crean A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff. On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county […]
By Michelle Crean
A four-month-old puppy is the latest addition to school life at one local secondary school and his homework is to help students and staff.
On Wednesday, there was great excitement as therapy dog Zoomer joined the school community at St Brigid’s on New Road – the second post primary school in the county to welcome such a dog.
It’s part of the My Canine Companion (MCC) charity which has a number of therapy dogs in schools across the country.
Deirdre Horgan from MCC paid a visit to schools looking for families for the charity’s socialisation programme.
Zoomer is a mix of a sheepdog and a poodle and Deirdre’s dog Fifi is his mother.
In May Fifi had 10 puppies all named with the letter ‘z’. Just recently Fossa National School welcomed Zoomer’s sister Zazu to their classrooms, and puppy Zoro went to the CBS in Tralee.
The dogs not only provide comfort and support to pupils and students with Autism but to all in the school.
“There is an increasing body of research to support the benefit of a dog in school,” Ber O’Connor, a teacher in St Brigid’s, said.
Zoomer will be under the guidance of Ms O’Connor and some Transition Year students who will undertake a specific training programme for the therapy dog.
“The dog will be based in different rooms around the school but will have a timetable of interactions. We hope Zoomer settles in well and brings joy to many of our students lives. You can follow all the updates of Zoomer’s life on Instagram by following @zoomersbk or his TikTok account ‘zoomerthepuppy’.
Brian James secures much sought after award
A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’. Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last […]
A local business is celebrating receiving a very special accolade – beating off stiff competition from UK and Irish retailers – by taking home the title of ‘Menswear Independent of the Year 2021’.
Brian James, whose business is located on Main Street, secured the award at the internationally acclaimed Drapers Independents Awards in London last week.
The highly respected and sought after Drapers Awards celebrate the very best of independent fashion retail and Brian James saw off exceptionally tough competition from other menswear stores to bring home this much coveted award.
Brian James were announced the winners at a celebratory luncheon in The Hilton London Bankside amongst fashion industry leaders and were presented with the iconic Drapers mannequin bust to much applause.
Commenting that Brian James has been a destination for fashion-conscious shoppers for more than 15 years, the judges praised Brian James’ strong “roster of brands” and said that it “offers an aspirational experience in Killarney”.
“Killarney is an incredible town to trade in – it is a brand in itself, offers the best of everything to those that are lucky to live here and an unbeatable experience for those that visit,” Brian O’Shea, who founded and runs Brian James for the last 15 years, said. “This award recognises Brian James and Killarney as a superior shopping destination town. Brian James and the other superb retailers in Killarney are an important piece of the jigsaw – the Park, the lakes and mountains, the hotels, restaurants and bars… it is the whole picture which guarantees the experience is first class.”
He added that his team are a key element of the experience at Brian James.
“My sincere thanks go to each of the team as without them we could not provide the customer experience and service we aim to ensure each and every time. Brian James’ success is also down to the partnerships we have developed over time with key international brands. On the store itself, of course we have relocated to our new super store on Main Street and more than doubled our floor space. Although it has been great to be able to design and create this stunning space to enhance the customer experience, it also allowed us to add more brands to our menswear mix. This year we will have added Hugo Boss and Eden Park to our familiar brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Gant, Barbour, Bugatti and Farah. The new space also plays host to ladies collections from Tommy Jeans, Calvin Klein, Diesel and Superdry and this is an exciting new element we are really enjoying too!”
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