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Lakers to host Tralee Warriors on Wednesday night

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Scotts Lakers Killarney will host Garveys Tralee Warriors in a pre-season challenge match in Killarney Sports Centre this Wednesday night, September 11 at 8pm.

Both sides have been busy preparing for the new season which commences in the next few weeks. Warriors enjoyed success in their own pre-season tournament in Tralee at the weekend with victories over Sligo, Ballincollig and Neptune. Scotts Lakers enjoyed an impressive win over Limerick Sports Eagles last week despite lining out with just one foreign player.

Garveys Tralee Warriors, coached by Pat Price, are the reigning Super League champions and are expected to bring a star-studded line-up to Killarney for this match. New American Jonathan Lawton is tipped to make a big impact in the league this year and he is joined by Keith Jumper, who lined out with Tralee last year. Former Killorglin players Daniel Jokubaitis and Ivan Bogdanovic also add strength to the Warriors side who will also be boosted with the inclusion of Irish players Kieran Donaghy, Eoin Quigley, Fergal O'Sullivan and Darren O'Sullivan.

Scotts Lakers, under new coach Shane McCarthy, will parade their new foreign signings on Wednesday night. American Aaron Jackson landed in Killarney last weekend and he will be joined on court by Toby Christensen from Denmark and Spaniard Victor Martínez.

Local players Mark Greene, Andrew Fitzgerald, Séamus Brosnan and Cian Clernon will feature for the Lakers again this season while former Blue Demons players Carlton Cuff and Brian O'Neill will give them extra strength in depth. Both impressed in the recent challenge match in Limerick with Cuff contributing 26 points while O'Neill added 15.

Doors will open in Killarney Sports Centre on Wednesday night at 7.30pm and admission is €5 for adults and €3 for children.

Season tickets for Scotts Lakers home games will also be available to purchase on the night.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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