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Local groups through to All-Ireland Scór Finals

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MUNSTER CHAMPIONS: Glenflesk Ballad Group Scór na nÓg Munster Champions. From l-r were: Molly O’Donoghue, Eabha Healy, Rosie Healy (Coach), Sinead Gleeson, Sarah Moran and Caitlin Cronin. Photo: Seamus Healy

 

The cream of Munster talent took to the stage in Eire Og GAA Pavilion last Sunday in Cork to contest this year’s Munster Scór na nÓg finals.

Through to the All-Ireland Finals on Saturday, February 1 in the INEC Killarney are;

Question Time: Spa East Kerry Board, Emer O’Keeffe, Ian Coffey, Sean Hickey, Donal Hickey. Ballad group Glenflesk, East Kerry Board, Eabha Ni Ealaithe, Sinead Ni Ghliosain, Caitlin Ni Chroinin, Sorcha Ni Mhorain, Mallaidh Ni Dhonnchu, and Instrumental Music; Finuge, North Kerry Football Board, Kieran MacKessy, Mikey Fealy, Caoimhe Laide, Daibhin Laide.

Fear A Ti for the day was Fionnan MacGearailt from Ballymacelligott and the Kerryman not for the first time did an excellent job keeping the huge programme of events running smoothly, PRO Jack Hennessy said.

“However, we must spare a thought for our remaining participants who were all excellent and cannot be faulted having given superb performances, but failed to get the adjudicators nod. The Dromid Figure Dancers on their first appearance at this stage of competition are certainly up and coming and will have their glory day before long, as will Fintan O’Sullivan in the Recitation category representing Reenard.

WINNERS: Spá quiz team Emer O’Keeffe, Ian Coffey, Sean Hickey, Donal Hickey who are through to the All-Ireland Scór Finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Randals from the Dr Crokes Club sang superbly, he added.

“Another club new to this stage of the competition were Reenard in the Novelty Act and they brought down the house with their performance of ‘HSE’. Finally we come to what has been one of the most successful clubs, not alone in the county but further afield, the Spa Set Dancers; last year’s All-Ireland finalists representing the East Kerry Board discipline, but unfortunately despite great performances lost out and they could have not been too far from entering the winner’s enclosure.”

 

 

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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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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 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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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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IFTA nomination for Jessie Buckley

By Michelle Crean  Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week. Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week.

Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at a virtual IFTA awards ceremony which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday, July 4.

Other well-known Irish actors up for awards include Brendan Gleeson for ‘The Comey Rule’, Paul Mescal for ‘Normal People’, Dervla Kirwan ‘Smother’ and Gabriel Byrne for ‘Death of a Ladies Man’.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish Academy Members have been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the very best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy members alongside a specialist jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with COVID guidelines and best international practice.

Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.

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