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Nagle ready for WRC title fight after Ford switch

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney World Rally Championship co-driver Paul Nagle is “hungry for victories" and is ready to “fight for the title” after signing a two-year deal with the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team.

The Aghadoe man and his driver Craig Breen will lead the Cumbria-based squad for the next two seasons and at a pivotal time in the WRC as the sport enters a new Hybrid era.

The pair will drive the all-new Ford Puma Rally1 car, beginning with next January’s iconic Rallye Monte Carlo.

It will mark Breen’s first full assault on the championship, having being employed in the past on a part-time basis by Citroen and more recently Hyundai.

For Nagle, it will mark the return of a full-time seat in the series for the first time since 2017 when he partnered Tyrone’s Kris Meeke. The pair recorded five wins for Citroen in a three year period from 2015 to 2017.

Breen and Nagle have scored several WRC podiums together, including a well-earned third place on last weekend’s Rally Finland.

However, they were only on a part-time programme with Hyundai and the move this week to Ford will allow them to challenge for victories and have a shot at the overall title.

Nagle believes they have the potential to challenge for the sport’s greatest honour.

"I’m really excited to be involved with the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team as we enter the new Hybrid era of the World Rally Championship. I have worked with many teams in my time in the WRC but always wanted to join the Ford family,” said Nagle.

“The team at M-Sport has a track record of producing some of the best rally cars and I’m sure 2022 will be no exception. Both Craig and I are hungry for victories and to fight for the World Rally Championship title, we will be giving it our very best.”

They will test their new car in Spain later this month, after which preparations will begin in earnest for the new season.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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