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Lakers get off to impressive start but Ballincollig take the spoils

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DESPITE an impressive start, Scotts Lakers were overpowered by Ballincollig in the Hula Hoops President’s Cup semi-final in the Neptune Stadium Cork last Saturday night, Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney 74, Ballincollig BC 98.

The Cork side took over in the second quarter and never looked back. Cameron Clark was the star man as he showcased his shooting touch to carry Ballincollig to triumph.

Scotts Lakers came out of the blocks with all guns blazing. Ballincollig were unable to keep up with their pace for the first few minutes but they settled fairly soon afterwards. Dailian Mason of St Paul’s did a fantastic job of controlling the pace of the game as he ran the point. For Ballincollig, both Ronan and Ciaran O’Sullivan moved the ball well and created shots for themselves to lead at the end of the first, 19-22.

Ballincollig’s American Cameron Clark absolutely ignited in the second quarter; it seemed like he was unable to miss. Ballincollig completely controlled the tempo for the remainder of the half with thanks to the O’Sullivans and Clark. Dan Griffin and Antuan Bootle contributed for St Paul’s but it was Ballincollig who led at the half, 39-55.

No matter what Scotts Lakers managed to do, Ballincollig were able to match them. Cameron Clark continued to dominate on both sides of the floor due to his sheer athleticism. Ballincollig made shot after shot and committed little to no violations in what was an extremely strong quarter for the Corkmen, where they led 53-79.

Both teams played the same style of basketball as they had in the previous three. The problem for St Paul’s was that they were playing with a substantial deficit and they weren’t doing anything extraordinary to claw at Ballincollig’s lead. Big shots from Ballincollig’s main men, the O’Sullivan’s, Clark and Dylan Corkery, ensured that they ran out eventual winners, 74-98.

Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney top scorers: Antuan Bootle 27, Dailian Mason 13, Padraig Lucey 12, Mark Greene 9, Dan Griffin 8, Philip O'Connor 3, Andrew Fitzgerald 2.

Ballincollig BC top scorers: Cameron Clark 39, Ciaran O’Sullivan 18, Ronan O’Sullivan 18
 


 
Above: Padraig Lucey, Scotts Lakers  St Paul's Killarney, breaks away from Ciaran O'Sullivan and Cameron Clark, Ballincollig, in the President’s National Cup semi-final in  The Neptune Stadium, Cork last Saturday night. Pic: Eamonn Keogh

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Gleeson Dental now offering facial aesthetics

Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics. It is the latest offering from the town centre practice. Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental […]

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Gleeson Dental, located on St Anthony’s Place, is now offering facial aesthetics.

It is the latest offering from the town centre practice.

Dr Susan Gleeson graduated as a general dental surgeon 27 years ago.

She previously worked in England and Cork before returning home to Killarney in 2009 to take over her father’s dental practice with her sister Katie.

“More recently, I decided to pursue my keen interest in facial aesthetics. Hence, I embarked on an intensive training course,” she told the Killareny Advertiser.
“This mentorship is under the guidance of Dr Sheila Li, a Harley Street based dentist with over 10 years’ experience in facial aesthetics. Every year following an interview process, Sheila takes on six trainees and I was lucky enough to get this amazing training opportunity.”
The course is a year-long process involving in-depth learning and hands-on clinical training days in Dr Sheila’s Harley Street clinic.
The course, also, extends to treatment planning cases with Dr Sheila, thus allowing access to her vast knowledge when planning treatments for Dr Gleeson’s patients.
“Therefore, I am now able to offer a vast array of facial aesthetic treatments at Gleeson Dental. These treatments include the use of Botox to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to this, Botox has a wide range of additional applications, including the treatment of tooth grinding, headaches, gummy smiles, neck bands and excessive underarm sweating,” she added.
Dermal filler treatments are, also, available to treat issues related to volume loss while skin booster treatments such as Sunekos and Profhilo can be used to regenerate and rehydrate tired looking skin.
Facial aesthetics may conjure up images of over-filled expressionless people but Susan hopes to change people’s view of it.

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Killarney postcode V93 home to the county’s most-expensive properties

With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong. In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the […]

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With properties both for rent and for sale in short supply, prices in the Killarney area have remained strong.

In fact, houses with the V93 eircode were, once again, the most expensive homes in Kerry over the past 12 months according to data published by the CSO Residential Property Price Index. The report shows that in the year to December 2023, the average cost of buying a home in Kerry was €242,000 up 5% from the previous year’s figure of €230,000
Nationally that figure now stands at €327,000.
The average house price within the V93 eircode region was €284,000, 17% approx. above the average price for a home within the county.
With supply levels at an all time low and with very little new construction in the pipeline, there is little sign of this changing in the immediate term.

Commenting on the market, Ted Healy of DNG, has expressed concern with the low volume of properties available for sale at present.
‘We have lots of interested buyers seeking property in the Killarney area but unfortunately, we cannot satisfy the demand at present. The past 12 months has seen us securing sales in record time for record levels.”

DNG Ted Healy will be launching a new development of townhouses in the Woodlawn area to the market in the coming months and report that demand is exceptionally high.
The expect these properties to sell out in record time.
And with construction due to commence shortly on another scheme of detached houses on Muckross Road, it is looking like a busy year ahead.
However, this will not be enough to satisfy the demand at present. Properties within the V93 area are highly sought after and in very short supply, resulting in strong prices being achieved.
So is now a good time to sell your property? Yes, according to DNG Ted Healy who is actively seeking properties for sale to satisfy their ever expanding list of buyers.

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