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Lakers looking to finish 2017 with a flourish

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ANOTHER home win could set the tone for a successful New Year for Scotts Lakers in National League: Division 1 basketball. Scotts Lakers will host EJ Sligo All-Stars at 3pm this Saturday, December 30, in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre in the final game of the first phase of the 2017/18 Division 1 season. This fixture was initially supposed to be played two weeks ago but the away team were unable to travel due to adverse weather conditions.

The league will be divided into two in the New Year and both sides are already guaranteed to be playing in Division 1B when the competition restarts on January 13.

It has been an up-and-down year so far for the Lakers as they’ve struggled to find their rhythm in their first year back in the National League.

This home game against bottom-of-the-table Sligo should provide Cormac O’Donoghue’s team with a good opportunity to head into 2018 in positive form.

Sligo started the season strongly with wins over LIT and the Portlaoise Panthers but things began to fall apart when they lost heavily to Killorglin at the start of October. They haven’t won since.

Their current run of ten consecutive losses is the worst any team has had this season and has left them joint bottom with a points difference of -225.

This is the All-Stars’ second year back in the league but they sampled some success at the beginning of 2017 as they made it all the way to the final of the President’s Cup. They eventually lost to Cork kingpins Neptune, 97-85.

The Lakers will be gunning for some President’s Cup success of their own when they face Ballincollig in Cork on January 6. Their superb 85-92 win away to Fr Mathews in Cork sent them through to the semi-final and next weekend’s clash with Sligo will provide them with a good opportunity to prepare for their biggest game of the season to date.
 


 
Above: Antuan Bootle, Scotts Lakers St Paul's, scores a basket despite attention from Gary Walsh, David Murray and Darragh O'Sullivan, Neptune, in a recent National League Division One basketball clash in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. 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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