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Lakers’ magnificent return to winning ways

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Scotts Lakers 89, Galway Titans 60

Scotts Lakers returned to winning ways with an emphatic victory over Galway Titans in Killarney Sports Centre on Saturday night. It was a magnificent all-round team performance from the home side and they laid the foundation for this victory early in the second quarter when they went on a 16-0 run to set them up for a comfortable win.

Titans were competitive throughout the first quarter with big American Keegan Ryan leading the way and the visitors were 25-22 in front at the end of the first quarter.

Antuan Bootle already had nine points for Scotts Lakers at this early stage but was rested for long periods of the match as Coach Vojkan Bencic utilised his full bench.

New signing Dan Griffin, Mark Greene, Justin Tuason , Padraig Lucey ,Andrew Fitzgerald, Mihail Kapitanov and Cian Clernon were all on target as Lakers hit 16 unanswered points to open up a 43-29 lead.

The Killarney side stayed in front to lead 50-33 at half-time and maintained that advantage to stay 68-49 in front at the end of the third quarter.

A Titans comeback was never on the cards and the final quarter was a mere formality. Scotts Lakers finished the match with five local Killarney players all on the court at the same time with young Dylan O'Sullivan outstanding alongside team captain Philip O'Connor, Andrew Fitzgerald and veterans Shane Horgan and Keith O'Grady.

A comfortable 29-point win in the end and it was easily Lakers best display of the season so far. However Titans didn't offer much resistance and much tougher tests lie ahead including an away game in Ballincollig next Saturday.

Scotts Lakers: Mark Greene 17, Antuan Bootle 15, Andrew Fitzgerald 11, Cian Clernon 11, Padraig Lucey 11, Dan Griffin 8, Dylan O'Sullivan 6, Mihail Kapitanov 4, Justin Tuason 3 Philip O'Connor 3 Shane Horgan, Keith O'Grady.

Titans: Keegan Ryan 29, Tom Fabricuss 10, Jan Stec 8

A minute's silence was held before this match in memory of Neptune and Ireland Under 18 star Liam Chandler, who sadly passed away at the weekend.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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