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Local Man United fan top of the world in Fantasy Football

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Darragh Kelly is in flying form in this year’s Fantasy Premier League. He is currently sitting in 2nd place in the world league table (out of 1.9 million players) and 1st place in Ireland  (out of 68 thousand players).

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week we asked Darragh what is the secret to reaching the summit of the football strategy and statistics game - “Well, I am a Manchester United fan but I have had no United player in my team all year! It could be the fact that I have so little faith in my team I support at the moment”.

The game, for those who don’t know, is loosely based on virtual football management strategy, where you pick a squad of Premier League players within a certain budget and score points based on each individual player’s performance/points tally each week. 

Darragh explained that this is new territory for him, having never really performed well previous years. He explained that he was floating around the top 2,000  players in the world for a number of weeks but then took a chance on South Korean and Wolves sharp shooter Hwang Hee-chan just as he started to rack up his goal scoring tally.

“I drafted him early, before a lot of other players had him. I think he is on 10 goals and 3 assists for the season so far so his form has helped a lot.”

This move catapulted him in to the top 25 a few weeks ago and as of last week’s games he is now sitting just one behind the leader in the world league and top of the Irish league. 

Darragh explained “ I had Areola in goals and I bought Phil Foden in last week too. Not many of the players around me had those two so when they got 11 and 12 points each from last week’s games it gave my total score a good boost”

The Kilcummin native, who is a veterinary surgeon by trade, will be dissecting next week’s fantasy football form from sunny Gran Canaria, where he is currently holidaying with his partner and family. While things have been going well for him so far, the next few weeks pose a big challenge. 

 “My selections the next few weeks will be important, with popular picks such as Mo Salah (Liverpool) and Son Heung-min (Spurs) off to the Africa Cup of Nations, I will have to choose my replacements wisely”

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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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