The Killarney Athletic U-12 squad with managers John Dineen and Martin Muldoon at a training session in advance of their National U12 Schoolboys FAI Cup clash against Johnstown FC at Woodlawn, Killarney this Saturday at 2pm. Picture: Eamonn Keogh
IT IS a big weekend on the national stage for the Killarney Athletic AFC U-12 soccer team as they host Johnstown FC from Navan, Co Meath, this Saturday, January 30, at Woodlawn, Killarney at 2pm.
The Killarney side are just one of 32 teams remaining in this prestigious National U12 Schoolboys FAI Cup.
Killarney Athletic have already played three rounds of the National Cup and enjoyed impressive victories in the following games.
On October 3, 2015, Killarney Athletic played Ballingarry, Co Limerick, away and won 5-2.
In the second round, on October 17, 2015, Killarney Athletic played Granagh, Co Limerick, at home and two goals from Conal Gallagher helped them to a 2 -1 victory.
In the third round, on November 21, Killarney Athletic hosted Moneypoint from Clare and won 2-1. Coilte Cronin scored the goal in normal time and Alex Hennigan netted the winner in the extra time period.
John Dineen and Martin Muldoon are in charge of this very talented group of young players. Johnstown are a very fancied side and will present a very formidable challenge. However home advantage is a huge advantage and Killarney Athletic would appreciate all the local support they can get. The game is set to go ahead at Killarney Athletic’s Woodlawn venue but may be subject to change to another local venue depending on weather conditions and the state of the pitch.
Killarney Athletic squad: Sam Benson, Cillian Courtney, Sean Dineen, Conal Gallagher, Alex Hennigan, Matthew Horgan, Dara Looney, Mark Long, Cian Lynch, Stephen Moynihan, Teddy Muldoon, Karl McCarthy, David O’Donoghue, Hugh O’Malley, Se O’Meara.
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.”
Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities
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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