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Lucky Lynch is December’s fantasy champ

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KILLARNEY ATHLETIC forward Shane Lynch had a very lucky Christmas as he scooped the Killarney Advertiser fantasy football Manager of the Month award for December.

Shane picked up an impressive total of 495 points over the course of the month - a remarkable feat for someone who doesn’t really know anything about soccer.

He captained Mohamed Salah ahead of Liverpool’s game against Leicester on December 30 and the lively Egyptian scored twice in the Reds’ 2-1 win to earn Shane 28 points.

Clean sheets from Nick Pope, Nicolás Otamendi, Phil Jones and Shane Duffy also helped as the Spa native racked up 70 points in the final gameweek of the year.

In the end, he just about did enough to see off the challenge of Eoin Fitzgerald in second while Pádraig Nagle finished a few points back in third.

Lynch has also shot up the overall table. He is now 25 points behind runaway leader Kevin McCarthy with Ryan Scott a further 29 points behind in third place.

Sports columnist Adam Moynihan was slow to congratulate Shane on his win.

“I’m very surprised by this result,” he said. “I’m close friends with Shane and to say that he doesn’t know his soccer would be an understatement. Sometimes fellas just get lucky.”

Speaking at the prize-giving ceremony, Shane agreed with Adam’s assessment. “I don’t know a whole pile about sport in general to be honest and I wouldn’t have much interest in fantasy football,” he confessed. “The only reason I entered is because the lads are always on about it and I didn’t want to feel left out.”

“I give the entire thing very little consideration. I just pick players at random and hope for the best,” he added.

Shane said he planned to use his €50 voucher for Brian James to purchase a new beret or possibly some kind of top hat.
 


 
Above: Kieran Healy, Killarney Advertiser, Mike O'Leary, Brian James, Mary O'Connor accepting the November Manager of the Month prize on behalf of her son Enda, Shane Lynch, winner of Manager of the Month for December, and Adam Moynihan, Killarney Advertiser.

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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