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Killarney Celtic FC in line for Mayoral civic reception

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Killarney Celtic in line for Mayoral civic reception

The Mayor of Kerry Patrick Conner Scarteen will do everything in his power to organise a Civic Reception to honour the achievements of Killarney Celtic who won the FAI National Youths Cup last Sunday.

The National Youths Cup is the biggest soccer championship for underage teams. It is 22 years since a Kerry side has won the prestigious cup with the Killarney team repeating Tralee Dynamo’s achievement of 1998.

They defeated Cork side Douglas Hall in a penalty shootout – it is the first ever national title won by the Killarney club at any level.

After Sunday’s exciting match, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, a member of the club, took to social media calling for a Civic Reception to honour the achievements of the town team.

Club chair Paul Sherry confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that Botty has made contact with the county mayor regarding the reception.

There are a number of procedures to go through before any person or group can be awarded such a reception but the County Mayor chairs that committee.

He confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that he would look favourably on Botty’s suggestion

“I would welcome it and I hope his request will accommodated,” Mayor Conner Scarteen told the Killarney Advertiser.“There are procedures in place for such events and now with COVID-19 restrictions it might take a while.”

Meanwhile club chair Paul Sherry said he and his fellow Killarney Celtic are still on ‘Cloud Nine’ following Sunday’s success.

“We are ecstatic, we are still on Cloud Nine, “ he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is a massive achievement for the club and all involved.”

Local Gardai escorted the team bus through the streets of Killarney on their return from Tralee on Sunday night, the bus was followed by supporters cars, all of whom had to watch the game via live social media feed as COVID-19 restrictions prevent fans from attending any match.

“It was welcome home cavalcade, all within social distancing rules, “added Mr Sherry.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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