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Leaders Celtic march on towards league final

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Killarney Celtic          7-1      Listowel Celtic

Peter McCarthy (2)

Danny Roche (2)

Wayne Sparling (2)

Michael Devlin

Killarney Celtic are one step closer to confirming their place in this year’s league final following another comfortable victory over Listowel in Celtic Park. Peter McCarthy, Danny Roche and Wayne Sparling put the visitors to the sword with two goals apiece as youngster Michael Devlin chipped in with one in a lopsided match.

Celtic are now nine points clear of Dingle in third with four games to play, so three points on Sunday against Mastergeeha will all but guarantee them a top-two finish. Realistically, they’re almost guaranteed to finish first at this stage so it’s more a case of seeing who’ll be joining them in the final.

We’ve had a few weeks off now again with Athletic so by the end of this week the top three will all have the same amount of games played. Dingle have their game in hand on Sunday against Castleisland and we’ll be keeping a close eye on that one. This is arguably Dingle’s toughest remaining fixture and if they were to drop points it would really play into our hands, but we’re working off the presumption that they’re going to win all their games and, therefore, so do we.

Looking at the run-in, Dingle have Tralee Dynamos at home and Fenit home and away, whereas we have Celtic away and Fenit and Dynamos at home. That Celtic game will be massive. Depending on when it takes place and how other results go, we might have to beat Celtic to get into a league final with Celtic. The way they’re going at the moment, it will be a big ask but we’ll just have to see how things pan out.

We have no fixture again this weekend so by the time we play again, we’ll have had four weeks off. This is the second time we’ve had a full month off in 2018. There’s a lot of football on at the moment, though, so maybe it suits us.

In other news, there will be two more Tralee clubs in the Premier A next season (although Dynamos could pass them on the way down). Tralee Celtic had already confirmed their pace in the league final and Mitchels Avenue also confirmed their promotion with a 3-2 victory over Classic last week. The top two contest the league final to see who wins the league but both go up regardless.

It’s great that teams like Athletic and Celtic are competing for the title but it’s nice to have a bit of rivalry with the Tralee clubs at the same time. Park’s demotion has taken away from the league a bit, and Dynamos are going through a rough patch, so Tralee Celtic and Mitchels Avenue joining the top flight can only be a good thing.

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The secret is in the book!

By Michelle Crean  The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential. Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

The secret to finding your true happiness is all in a new book which will guide readers to unlock their potential.

Brazilian native Michelle Hadad, who moved to Ireland 14 years ago has written ‘The Secret Box: Concave and Convex’, a 432 page book which addresses the issues of suicide and develops into two different narratives.

It is also a follow up to her previous work ‘The Secret Box…Finding the Key’, a 192 page paperback launched by Michael Healy-Rae TD and reviewed by now retired judge James O’Connor, in October 2017.

Michelle, who studied adult psychology and is a NLP practitioner who encourages clients to transform limiting self-beliefs, explains that this version continues the story of Maria from the first book.

In the first book, the reader compares and contrasts their own life experiences with those of Maria and ask themselves the very question posed at the end of the book in the final chapter or ‘Padlock 13’ – “who are you?”

“Readers are outside the box, they see their own stories – that’s when we judge others,” Michelle told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It is fiction and the story is in two versions, the positive is bigger than the negative. There is always hope regardless of pain.”

She added that people need to forget about what others think, and focus on their own values and traditions.

“It’s a self help book, it doesn’t matter what people think of us, life’s too short. I’m motivating people in a positive way because of my NLP and psychology qualification.”

However, she emphasised that readers don’t have to have read the first book to understand the second one.

“Maria is the leading figure and there’s a few characters from book one but you don’t have to read that to get book two.”

She added that she’s thankful to everyone who helped her along the way.

“I have been blessed to have met so many people to help with my books.”

Both books are available from O’Connor’s Centra, The Reeks and Horans Health Store on Beech Road.

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Green light for teen accommodation

By Michelle Crean  Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead. An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment. The teens living within the premises […]

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Plans for sheltered accommodation to house homeless teenagers in foster care have been given the go ahead.

An Bord Pleanala has approved a three-storey building in Flemings Lane just off High Street, which will have eight bedrooms, two one bedroom apartments and one two bedroom apartment.

The teens living within the premises will be supervised by applicant Eileen O’Brien who will live on the ground floor of the premises.

The two one-bed apartments on the second floor would either be rented out or used for independent living for the teenagers as they reach adulthood.

The two-bed apartment will be on the third floor. There are also plans for balconies at second and third floor levels.

The proposed apartment building is contemporary in design with a mix of stone and render finish on the lower floors and synthetic burned timber finish on the upper floors. The second floor is recessed at the front and the third floor is recessed at the front and the rear with a decorative feature on the front elevation comprising dark grey timber steel poles. The building will also have a flat roof.

Planning permission was granted subject to 14 conditions including a two-metre high boundary wall to be constructed on south, south-western boundaries of the site and there’s to be no overnight commercial guest accommodation.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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