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Killarney Athletic/Killarney Credit Union seven-a-side tournament

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THE knockout stages of the Killarney Athletic/Killarney Credit Union seven-a-side tournament began yesterday, while the under-14 and under-16 tournaments kick off this evening, at the Woodlawn venue.

This evening’s fixtures are as follows: Pitch 1, 6.20 U16 Dan Linehan's B & B V Yurventus, 6.45 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V Bayern Neverloosin, 7.10 Playoff B (2) Cronin's Tyres Castlemaine V Celtic Steps, 7.35 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V JR Spares, 8.00 U16 Dungers United V CRL Oil, 8.25 U14 Steve’s Barber FC V JR Spares, 8.50 U16 Dungers United V Expected Toulouse, Pitch 2, 6.20 U16 Fáilte Hotel V Pique Blinders, 6.45 U14 Steve’s Barber FC v Bombers, 7.10 U16 Dan Linehan's B & B V Fáilte Hotel, 7.35 U14 Bayern Neverloosin V Bombers, 8.00 U16 Expected Tolulouse V AFC Golly, 8.25 Last 16 MD O'Shea's Park Road V Fáilte Legends and 8.50 U16 CRL Oil V AFC Golly.

Last night's results are as follows: Monday, July 10, Playoff B (1) Tough Totts 2 Mackey’s Young Ones 0; Playoff B (3) Bousie Brigade 0 The Hobbits 3, Playoff B (5) Mackey's Crew 0 Flesk Restaurant 2, Playoff B (7) Tricel 2 MD O’Shea's Park Road 3, Over 35 Leanes Tool Hire 3 Kate Kearney's Cottage 1,
Pitch 2 Playoff A (2) Liebherr Container Cranes 0 Dunboy Construction 2, Playoff A (1) Morris Not So Minors 1 Cronin’s Tyres Castlemaine 2, Playoff B (4) Duncan Donuts 0 Mustang Sally’s 2, Playoff B (8) The Speakeasy 1 FC Killarinho 2.

Last week’s results: July 2, Senior Dyslexia Utined 3 MD O’ Shea Park Road 3; Senior The Flesk Restaurant 0 Tokey Badgers FC 2; Senior Mustang Sally’s 2 Cronin’s Tyres Castlemaine 1; Senior Tricel 0 Fáilte Legends 2; Over 35 Leanes Tool Hire 2 Tim Jones Butcher 1; Over 35 Kate Kearney’s Cottage 1 Charlie Foleys 2; Senior Bousie Brigade 1 Celtic Steps 1; Senior Dunboy Construction 0 Tatler Toffees 5; Senior Mackey’s Young Ones 0 Steve’s Barber 1; Senior The Flesk Restaurant 2 Tatler Toffees 2; Over 35 Mackey’s Crew 0 Mackey’s Crew II 2; Speakeasy 1 The Fáilte Bar 4; July 4, Senior Fáilte Legends 4 The Hobbits 0;
Senior FC Killarinho 3 The Hobbits 2; Senior Tru Pro 3 Duncan Donuts 2; Senior Mackey’s Young Ones 6 Morris Not So Minors 1; Over 35 Mackey’s Crew II 2 V Charlie Foleys 2; Senior Cronin’s Tyres Castlemaine 2 Morris Not So Minors 1; Senior Mackey’s Crew 0 Tim Jones & Sons 3; Over 35 Leanes Tool Hire 3 Mackey’s Crew 0; Over 35 Tim Jones Butchers 0 Kate Kearney’s Cottage 2; July 5, Senior Liebherr Container Cranes 2 Fáilte Legends 4; Senior Speakeasy 4 Tough Totts 2; Over 35 Mackey’s Crew 0 Kate Kearney’s Cottage 3; Senior Speakeasy 0 Dunloe Lodge 2; Celtic Steps 1 Dyslexia Utined 3; Senior Mustangs Sally’s 1 Steve’s Barber 2; Over 35 Leanes Tool Hire 2 Mackey’s Crew II 2; FC Killarinho 2 Tricel 3; Over 35 Tim Jones Butchers 1 Charlie Foleys 6.

REMAINING FIXTURES THIS WEEK
The remaining fixtures for week three are as follows: Tuesday, July 11, Pitch 1, 6.20 U16 Junior B V Yurventus; 6.45 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V Bayern Neverloosin; 7.10 Playoff B (2) Winners of A (1) V Celtic Steps; 7.35 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V JR Spares; 8.00 U16 Dungers United V CRL Oil; 8.25 U14 Steve’s Barber FC V JR Spares; 8.50 U16 Dungers United V Expected Toulouse; Pitch 2, 6.20 U16 Fáilte Hotel V Pique Blinders; 6.45 U14 Steve’s Barber FC v Bombers; 7.10 U16 Junior B V Fáilte Hotel; 7.35 U14 Bayern Neverloosin V Bombers; 8.00 U16 Expected Tolulouse V AFC Golly; 8.25 Last 16 Winners B (7) V Fáilte Legends; 8.50 U16 CRL Oil V AFC Golly; Wednesday, July 12, Pitch 1, 6.45 Over 35 Leanes Tool Hire V Charlie Foley’s; 7.10 Last 16 Winner B (6) V The Fáilte Bar; 7.35 Last 16 Winners B (1) V Tim Jones & Sons; 8.00 Last 16 Winners B (4) V Tokey Badgers FC; 8.25 Last 16 Winners B (5) V Dyslexia Utined; Pitch 2, 6.45 Over 35 Mackey’s Crew II V Kate Kearney’s Cottage; 7.10 Last 16 Winners B (2) V Dunloe Lodge; 7.35 Last 16 Winners B (8) V Steve’s Barber; 8.00 Last 16 Winners B (3) V Tatler Toffees; Thursday, July 13, Pitch 1, 6.20 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V Steve’s Barber FC;
6.45 U16 Junior B v Pique Blinders; 7.10 U14 Bayern Neverloosin V Steve’s Barber FC; 7.35 U16 Dungers United V AFC Golly; 8.00 U14 Omega Fitted Furniture V Bombers; 8.25 Over 35 Tim Jones Butchers V Mackey’s Crew II; Pitch 2, 6.20 U14 Bayern Neverloosin V JR Spares; 6.45 U16 Yurventus V Fáilte Hotel; 7.10 U14 Bombers V JR Spares; 7.35 U16 Yurventus V Pique Blinders; 8.00 U16 CRL Oil V Expected Toulouse.
 


 
Above: The Failte Legends team.

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Weird and wonderful insurance policies

As it is January I thought I would start the year on a light hearted note. Lloyds of London is an insurance marketplace founded in a London coffee shop over 300 years ago. Today it is the world’s leading market for specialist insurance, from large maritime risks to space satellites. Here are some of the […]

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As it is January I thought I would start the year on a light hearted note.

Lloyds of London is an insurance marketplace founded in a London coffee shop over 300 years ago. Today it is the world’s leading market for specialist insurance, from large maritime risks to space satellites.

Here are some of the more interesting and obscure insurance policies put in place over the years.
· David Beckham insured his legs with Lloyds for £100m in 2006

· Dolly Parton has insured her 40dd breasts for £3.8m

· Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards hands are insured for $1.6m

· Michael Flatleys legs were insured for $47 Million. The policy was only in effect when he was touring and forbade him from dancing except on stage.

· James Dean took out a life policy for $100,000 just a week before his tragic death at the age of 25

· The actor Richard Burton purchased a 69.42 carat diamond from Cartier for $1.1 Million in 1969 as a gift for Elizabeth Taylor. It was the world’s most expensive diamond at the time. Once Lloyds had insured the diamond they specified that Taylor should wear it in public for only 30 days a year and even then be protected by security guards. The diamond was sold in 1978 for an estimated $5 Million which would equate to roughly $19 Million today.

· According to novelist and inventor Arthur C Clarke, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to take out insurance with Lloyds to protect himself against losses in the event that extra-terrestrial intelligence was discovered before his movie, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was released. Lloyds refused to quote for this one.

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Kerry to feature in new TG4 documentary on Wild Atlantic Way

Three episodes of a new ten-part TG4 series on the Wild Atlantic Way were filmed in County Kerry. The series, which started last Wednesday night this week, and continues every Wednesday for the next nine weeks, follows the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal to Kerry. In this series ‘An Cósta Thiar’, presenter Áine Ní Bhreisleáin gains […]

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Three episodes of a new ten-part TG4 series on the Wild Atlantic Way were filmed in County Kerry.

The series, which started last Wednesday night this week, and continues every Wednesday for the next nine weeks, follows the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal to Kerry.

In this series ‘An Cósta Thiar’, presenter Áine Ní Bhreisleáin gains an insight into the culture, challenges and benefits of living by the Atlantic and to find out if seawater still flows through the veins of its coastal communities.

On her travels, Áine will meet with the people of the coast, both young and old. She will spend time in the company of people who live and work by the sea, learning more about the attraction of these areas, and this life, through their eyes, stories and experiences. She will meet those communities and people who have a strong affinity with the coast and the sea, through new businesses, traditional livelihoods, recreational activities, ecology, birdwatching, eco-tours, swimming, boats (of all kinds) and more.

Áine began her journey at home in Gaoth Dobhair and heads to the wilds of Árainn Mhóir on the second leg of journey.
The third show platforms south Donegal while in week 4, Áine heads to the beautiful Achill Island.

Half way through her journey from Donegal to Kerry, Áine is in Carna in Conamara while in the the sixth programme, Áine continues her journey on the Galway coast, this time in Cois Fharraige

Áine visits Inis Oírr in the seventh programme, the smallest of the three Oileán Árainn, to explore how life has changed for islanders in recent generations through fishing, farming, tourism and sport.

In programme eight, Áine continues her journey, heading for the West Kerry coastline this time around, rowing with a local musician, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, a boatbuilder Eddie Hutch and even All-Ireland champions in Cumann Rámhaíochta an Daingin. She investigates the attraction of sea swimming for local women with local group ‘Snámh for the Soul’ goes foraging and paddleboarding with a woman who lives and breathes the sea and all it has to offer, Susan Feirtéar.

In the penultimate programme, Áine continues on her journey around the Corca Dhuibhne coast, exploring the history of trade in An Daingean with Brenda Uí Shúilleabháin and how the coast inspires artists with the talented Tomáisín Ó Cíobháin. She takes a class with local yoga instructor, Ails Ní Chonchúir and heads out to sea with local guide, Eoghan Ó Slatara, to learn about the islands on the west Kerry coast and she tastes some local seafood but she has to cook it first at the Dingle Cookery School.

Áine ends her journey in Uíbh Ráthach, in South Kerry. She gains a different perspective on the sea while snorkling with Gráinne Ní Ailín from Sea Synergy and surfing with Cian O’Connor, explores the long history of this coastal community from the time of the Milesians with poet and historian, Paddy Bushe, and learns about the Seine boat with a local TikToker, Séaghan Ó Suilleabháin, better known as The Kerry Cowboy, and is there a better way to finish her journey than a first visit to the majestic Sceilg islands?

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