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YOUR HOST: RTÉ legend Marty Morrissey will commentate on Legion's County Championship which will be broadcast on RTÉ. Photo: RTÉ

 

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Crokes on TG4 – Legion on RTÉ

By Sean Moriarty

 

Football fans who are now prevented from attending their club’s 2020 Garvey’s Senior Football Championship opening round matches have been given some consolation as three out of four matches involving Killarney teams will be shown live on various platforms.

The 2020 Garvey’s Senior Football Championship gets underway this evening ( Friday) when Dr Crokes take on Austin Stacks in Austin Stack Park in Tralee, and that match will be broadcast on TG4 from 7.30pm.

On Saturday, Kilcummin face Mid-Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium at 3pm and this match will be shown live on the Kerry GAA website in pay-per-view for €5 per game format that follows recent matches.

Killarney Legion’s match against Tralee side Kerins O'Rahillys will be broadcast live on RTÉ at 3.45pm from Fitzgerald Stadium. The national broadcaster has taken an increased interest in County Championship matches and this is the third time in recent years that a Legion match has been covered by RTÉ.

Broadcasting legend Marty Morrissey will provide the commentary.

Legion Chairman Fergal Moynihan said that while he welcomed the TV coverage he would still prefer to have the club’s supporters at the venue.

“It is a great honour for the club,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is a good thing for the wrong reasons.”

In a strange move, defending champions East Kerry’s tie with Feale Rangers in Listowel on Sunday evening will not be shown live on any platform.

All matches will have to produce a winner on the day and extra time will be played. In a straight knock-out, the winners of this weekend games go forward to the County quarter finals with no second chance ‘back door’ system in place this year due to the late start to the season.

All match programmes will be available to download from the Kerry GAA website and Radio Kerry will also provide regular updates of all games.

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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