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No joy for Athletic and Cedar in FAI Junior Cup

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CEDAR can take heart from their first foray on the national stage but it’s more bad news for The Blues, writes Athletic’s Adam Moynihan

Our poor start to the season continued last Sunday as we fell to another disheartening defeat, this time losing 2-0 to Castleisland in the third round of the FAI Junior Cup.

Castleisland is a difficult place to get a result – their pitch is a disgrace - so when you play there your attitude has to be 100% right from the start. Ours wasn’t and we found ourselves 2-0 down inside ten minutes. It was a real uphill struggle from then on in.

We created plenty of decent chances, especially after the break, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the net. Our day, and probably our season so far, was summed up when Shane Lynch’s penalty was saved by Stephen Bartlett midway through the second period.

It’s very disappointing to be out of the FAI at such an early stage but I suppose the more worrying thing is our form generally. We have another tough league fixture against Tralee Dynamos away this weekend and, even at this early stage, we really can’t afford to be dropping any more points.

The fixtures aren’t getting any easier for us either. Next week we have Limerick kingpins Janesboro at home in the semi-final of the Munster Champions Trophy so we really need to get our act together.

Cedar Galaxy’s run in the FAI Junior Cup also came to an end last Sunday as they lost 4-2 to Carrig Celtic of the Desmond League. Carrig are a Premier Division outfit so they would have been strong favourites to overcome Cedar, who currently find themselves top of Kerry’s Division 1A (third tier).

John Foley and Joe Hurley scored for the hosts who will take heart from a couple of impressive performances in their first ever FAI Junior Cup adventure.

Meanwhile, Celtic’s third round clash with Moher Celtic, which was supposed to take place last Saturday, was postponed due to a bereavement on the Moher side. That game has been rescheduled for this Saturday night at 7pm.

Eoghan Donnellan’s team have made a blistering start to the campaign and will fancy their chances at home to Moher, who are third last in the Clare Premier Division at the moment.

In the Premier B, it’s top versus bottom as the winless Celtic Bs host high-flying Tralee Celtic tonight (Friday) at 7.30pm.

Both Athletic and Celtic’s under 17s are in FAI Cup action tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm. Athletic are at home to Ennis Town while Celtic welcome Asdee Rovers to Celtic Park.

On Sunday, Mastergeeha will be looking to pick up their first points of the season when they play Dingle Bay Rovers in Kilbrean Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.

Down in Division 1A, Cedar Galaxy will hoping to continue their recent good form at home to QPR and in 1B, the Athletic Bs play Castlemaine United in Woodlawn. Both games are at 11.30am.
 


 
Above: The Killarney Athletic team who were defeated by Castleisland on Sunday.

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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