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Killarney Athletic gets the summer started as it kicks off annual seven-a-side tournament

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KILLARNEY ATHLETIC officially launched its annual seven-a-side tournament in Killarney Athletic Grounds, Woodlawn, Killarney on Monday. The tournament, which is celebrating its 41st anniversary, will commence on Monday, June 26, at the Killarney Athletic Grounds and its main sponsor is Killarney Credit Union.

Colette Casey of Killarney Athletic said: “We are delighted to be celebrating our 41st year of this event and it is open to all ages – senior men, over-35s and underage boys from 10-16 years.

Application forms are available from the Beech Road and Park Road branches of Killarney Credit Union and at www.killarneyathletic.com.

The entry fees are as follows – senior men: €200; over-35s: €150; ladies: €150; under-10/12: €75 (competition, July 14 and 15); under-14/16: €100.

Pat Delaney, chairman of Killarney Credit Union, said: “Killarney Credit Union is proud to be the main sponsor of this event, especially in light of its 41st year anniversary, we would like to wish the organisers and all participants the best of luck in this year’s soccer tournament.”

There will be a range of accolades as part of the event, the Premier and Reserve Cups, the Kieran Cahillane Senior Player of the Tournament Award will be on offer for the outstanding player on view, while The Johnny Heffernan Underage Player of the Tournament Award will also be up for grabs. Also, there will be free entry to the 2018 tournament for the Premier Cup winners.

The closing date for senior entries (to be returned to the Credit Union) is Friday, June 9, before 5.30pm. The draw will take place on Monday, June 12, in Scotts Bar, Killarney, at 9pm. The closing date for entry to the underage tournaments will be announced shortly.
Further information is available from www.killarneyathletic.com.

 


 
Above: Don O’Donoghue, Mark Murphy, Killarney Credit Union CEO, Colette Casey of Killarney Athletic, Mike O’Shea, Killarney Athletic chairman, Pat Delaney, Killarney Credit Union chairman, with David Coffey and Matt King (members of the winning Cronins Tyres 2106 team) at the launch of the Killarney Athletic/Killarney Credit Union Annual seven-a-side tournament at Killarney Athletic Grounds, Woodlawn, on Monday. The event will kick off on Monday, June 26, at the Killarney Athletic Grounds. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

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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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