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Mayo-Killarney woman’s bid to ‘STOP’ Dublin

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STOP: Anne Breen is hoping her ‘magic' stop sign will put an end to Dublin’s bid for six All-Ireland titles. Photo: Sean Moriarty

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By Sean Moriarty

One Killarney woman is hoping her ‘Magic Lollipop’ will stop Dublin’s bid for six All-Ireland football titles in a row tomorrow (Saturday). Although living in Killarney since 1983, Anne Breen from Ballyhaunis, remains a proud Mayo women.

The Dubs face Mayo at Croke Park in a unique Christmas title decider and the well-known Killarney school traffic warden is hoping her native county can put a stop to Dublin’s unprecedented run of success.

Mayo are seeking to win their first title in 69 years.

To complicate matters even further, her husband Anthony Snr is a Cork supporter and her three sons David , Shane and Anthony Jr are all Kerry fans.

“All five will be shouting for Mayo,” the Countess Road woman told the Killarney Advertiser. “It will be a very exciting game but we will win. I am hoping my magic sign will stop the Dubs.”

Killarney-based Dubliner Paddy Osborne disagrees.

“It will take more than a lollipop to stop Dublin,” he said. “Look, it is 2020 and as we have seen all year, anything is possible.”

Throw in for the match is 5pm tomorrow (Saturday) and it's live on RTE 2.

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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