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Liebherr through to third All-Ireland Senior Inter-Firm Football Final in a row

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Liebherr Container Cranes 2-6, Mayo Teachers 1-8

LIEBHERR are through to their third All-Ireland Senior Football Final in a row after an epic battle with the Mayo Teachers on Saturday in Fitzgerald Stadium. Both sides took a while to settle and Liebherr got the first score of the game with a well-taken point by Donal Murphy on the ninth minute and when Gavin Kelly Goaled shortly after Liebherr looked to be well in control, both teams traded points just before the break with Liebherr’s score coming from the boot of Eoin Lawlor to leave Liebherr ahead at halftime 1-2 to 0-1.

The Mayo Teachers came out in the second half and goaled within two minutes of the re-start, they added points in the 35th, 36th and 38th minutes to take the lead for the first time in the game. Liebherr’s defence were finding it hard to prevent the wave of attacks from the Mayo Teachers and Liebherr’s Keeper Colin Myers had to make a point-blank save to keep out a certain goal, but after two pointed frees from Daniel O'Shea and Eoin Lawlor in the 43rd and 44th minutes, the sides were level again.

A point by substitute Michael McCarthy put Liebherr back in front again but The Mayo Teachers reeled off the next three points to leave the teachers ahead going into the 50th minute. Liebherr battled hard and after some brilliant defending, Liebherr worked the ball down field and Daniel O'Shea was left isolated to finish the ball to the next.

Liebherr had a free pointed by Daniel O'Shea in the 56th minute to leave them two points ahead. The Mayo Teachers weren’t giving up though and after a pointed free, there was only a point between the sides heading into injury time. Liebherr held out to win by a point though and set up a home All-Ireland Final against Intel on February 25 in Killarney.

Team: Colin Myers (captain), Danny Wrenn, Mike Joe Kelleher, Padraig Reidy, Colm Kelly, Padraig O’Connor, AJ O’Connor, Kevin Gorman, Daniel Sullivan, Thomas Dennehy, Eoin Lawlor (0-2 (0- 1 free)), Michael Shaughnessy, Gavin Kelly (1-0), Daniel O’Shea (1-2 (0-2F)), Donal Murphy (0-1)

Michael McCarthy (0-1) for Thomas Dennehy, Anthony Kennedy for Gavin Kelly, Cillian O’Connor for Michael Shaughnessy, Conor Breen, David O’Mahony, Keith Crowley, Daniel Donoghue, Eanna Reidy (inj).

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Killarney co-drivers to the fore at this weekend

Two Killarney-based co-drivers will contest this weekend’s Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, the fourth rounds of the British Rally Championship. The two-day event gets underway tonight (Friday) with one stage set to be run under the cover of darkness. On the startline will be Muckross man Noel O’Sullivan and Aghadoe’s Mikie Galvin. O’Sullivan, co-driver to Welshman Osian […]

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Two Killarney-based co-drivers will contest this weekend’s Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, the fourth rounds of the British Rally Championship.

The two-day event gets underway tonight (Friday) with one stage set to be run under the cover of darkness.
On the startline will be Muckross man Noel O’Sullivan and Aghadoe’s Mikie Galvin.

O’Sullivan, co-driver to Welshman Osian Pryce, is the current leader of the series while Galvin, who reads pacenotes for fellow Killarney and District Motor Club member, West Cork’s Keith Cronin, is eighth after missing the opening round.

“The element of darkness certainly brings an additional challenge to all the crews, especially since most of us will not have done any night stages for some time, the most recent I did was in 2017 on the Ulster Rally,” Cronin noted.

The route layout reads like an extract from the itinerary of the World Championship counting RAC Rally of the 1980s, featuring familiar locations such as Dalby, Gale Rigg and Langdale, and it will be the Dalby Forest test that opens the competition shortly after 8pm tonight.

Meanwhile, Irish rallying returned last Sunday after the pandemic-enforced lay-off with the ‘Munster Car Club’s Cork 20’.

London-based Listry co-driver Shane Buckley was the best of the local entrants, guiding Daniel Cronin, Keith’s brother, to fifth overall.

Ger Conway and his driver Stephen Wright were just two places and 8.9 seconds behind in another Ford Fiesta RC2. It was Conway’s first taste of a RC2 car since he and Rob Duggan finished second overall on the 2018 Donegal International Rally.

“There is a taste of more after this,” said Ger after a trouble-free day.
Damien Fleming came close to making it four local co-drivers in the top 10. He and his driver Stephen McCann were 11th, just 16.6 off the leader board. They said it took a while to get used to the bumpy Irish tar after a recent trip to the Tour of Flanders in Belgium.

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Education Minister officially opens The Mon’s new classrooms

A town primary school – which has a deep connection to Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty – has a whole new look which was officially opened today (Friday) by the Minister for Education. Norma Foley TD officially opened the newly constructed wing to the Presentation Monastery Primary School on New Road which will house two special needs classrooms, a multi-sensory room […]

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A town primary school – which has a deep connection to Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty – has a whole new look which was officially opened today (Friday) by the Minister for Education.

Norma Foley TD officially opened the newly constructed wing to the Presentation Monastery Primary School on New Road which will house two special needs classrooms, a multi-sensory room and a general-purpose hall.

The project, which was funded by Department of Education along with money raised by the school as part of their ‘THE MON-ster Fundraiser’, was just one of three officially opened new additions to the school along with a special dedication of the school’s hall in honour of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, a past pupil of the school from 1909-1914.

Also, The Most Rev. Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry, officially opened a three-classroom extension at the school’s present site which was opened in 1958 having moved from its College Street location which was opened in 1838 by the Presentation Brothers.

Former Supreme Court Judge Hugh O’Flaherty and Mrs Pearl Dineen the nephew and niece of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty officiated over the dedicating of the school’s new hall to past pupil, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, in recognition of his heroic deeds during WWII.

O’Flaherty, who also taught at the school later, became better known for the role he played in World War II while at the Vatican leading over 6,500 prisoners of war, partisans and Jews to freedom to earn him the title of the ‘Vatican Pimpernel’, leading to the 1983 film ‘The Scarlet and the Black’ with Gregory Peck portraying the role of O’Flaherty.

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A special outdoor classroom ‘Dotts Garden’, dedicated to the memory of Dorothy (Dott) Hennggler the 2011 Washington DC Rose who died at the family home in Baltimore from a brain tumour, was officially opened by Anne O’Shea (aunt of the late Dorothy), and Àine McMahon (cousin of the late Dorothy and BOM member). The outdoor classroom was beautifully decorated over the summer by artist Katríona Lynch.

Due to COVID restrictions, the main event took place outdoors with staff joined by a small group of pupils selected from each of the classes representing the student body along with members of the school’s Board of Management.

“Your achievements have been remarkable over the last number of months,” Minister of Education, Norma Foley, said today at the official opening.

“It is my wish going forward that the next year in education will be less complicated, less trying and less difficult one. I think school staff are deserving of that. We can put the COVID atmosphere behind us and we are moving positively along. We hope that in a few months we will talk about living in a post-COVID time. The story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty speaks of the calibre of students produced here, but it also speaks of the courage and bravery and vision that Kerry people can have in the most difficult and trying of times.”

School principal Colm Ó Suilleabháin, who is shortly moving on to St Oliver’s NS in Ballycasheen, was delighted to be in attendance to see the building come to fruition.

“It’s a fantastic culmination of hard work by the staff and the Board of Management, and we are delighted to see the school is fully equipped and resourced for the next generation of pupils from Killarney and beyond,” he said.

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