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Legion face old enemy Dr Crokes in tantalising O’Donoghue Cup final

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East Kerry Championship Final

Killarney Legion v Dr Crokes

Sunday at 2pm

Fitzgerald Stadium

Fierce town rivals Killarney Legion and Dr Crokes meet on Sunday with the Dr O’Donoghue Cup and, perhaps more importantly, local bragging rights on the line.

Legion were the victors the last time these sides met in the East Kerry final when Stephen Stack led the club from Derreen to glory in 2019. Crokes have bounced back in style, however, exerting their dominance in 2020 and 2022 to clinch back-to-back titles via final wins over Spa. (The tournament was not played in 2021 due to the pandemic.)

Peter Keane is now at the helm for the Legion and how he would love to sign off on the 2023 season on a positive note. It doesn’t get more positive than beating your near neighbours in a final.

Crokes will be plenty motivated too, though. Brian McMahon’s charges have already secured one significant piece of silverware in the form of the County League Division 1 crown. Adding the O’Donoghue Cup to that would constitute a decent season as they continue to blood new players with the ultimate aim of challenging once again for the Kerry Club and County Championships.

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The Lewis Road club are coming into this final in imperious form having most recently overcome the challenge of Spa in last weekend’s semi-final. They made light work of that particular task as goals by Tony Brosnan, Kieran O’Leary and Micheál Burns propelled them to massive 3-14 to 1-6 win.

After a low-scoring first half, they were much the better team in the second period as they extended their lead from three to fourteen with relative ease.

One slight concern for the defending champions is the fact that Gavin White was subbed off early in the second period. The Kerry star has just returned following a hamstring injury so Crokes fans will be hoping that his withdrawal last weekend was more of a precaution than anything else.

As for Legion, they have also impressed en route to the final with professional performances against Listry, Fossa and Kilcummin under their belts. A brutal winter wind made life difficult for both Legion and Kilcummin in the semi-final but the town club managed it slightly better, picking off their scores with the wind in the final quarter to emerge victorious on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-6.

They were solid at the back on the day with Man of the Match Peter O’Sullivan catching the eye. With the likes of Danny Sheahan, Darragh Doherty and Jonathan Lyne also providing defensive cover, this appears to be an area of strength for Keane’s side.

They will certainly need to be at their best on Sunday if they are to repel the attacking threat of Brosnan, Burns and co.

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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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