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On your marks, set, go with Lee Strand and An Riocht

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Lee Strand has teamed up with An Riocht Athletic Club to get everyone in Kerry fit and healthy over the next six weeks.

Get your family together and progress from walking to running a virtual 5k at your own pace during the May Bank Holiday weekend. Irish International athlete Shona Heaslip will be on hand with lots of video tips on warm-ups, stretching, recovery and nutrition. Plus, to help everyone along the way there is an easy to follow ‘6 Week Beginners 5k Training Plan’. The grand finale at the end of the 6 weeks is to complete the Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge on the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. There are lots of fun participation prizes to be won, simply share your photos with Lee Strand on social media with #leestrand5kchallenge. Follow Lee Strand and An Riocht on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates and further details on registration.

“Lee Strand is delighted to continue our support with An Riocht Athletic Club. As the event is virtual this year it will provide a great opportunity for families and individuals all over Kerry to participate this May Bank Holiday weekend. This year more than ever people need to focus on their health and wellbeing and we are delighted to help everyone work towards an attainable goal. If you ever wanted to run a 5k at your own pace, there is no better time than now to achieve that goal. Lee Strand and An Riocht will be there to support you along the way with an easy to follow six week, 5k beginners training plan with weekly tips on stretching, recovery and nutrition. Remember, you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great,” said Gearoid Linnane, CEO, Lee Strand

To register for the Lee Strand and An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit www.myrunresults.com. Entry fee: Individual: €10; Juvenile: €5 and Family of 4: €20. All proceeds from the race entry will be donated towards the development of An Riocht Athletic Club. There is also an option to purchase a souvenir t-shirt and/or medal if desired. Participants will complete the 5K within their own 5km anytime that suits between Saturday, May 1st and Monday May 3rd. Following completion of the 5k, race times will be registered on the www.myrunresults.com results portal.

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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IFTA nomination for Jessie Buckley

By Michelle Crean  Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week. Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week.

Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at a virtual IFTA awards ceremony which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday, July 4.

Other well-known Irish actors up for awards include Brendan Gleeson for ‘The Comey Rule’, Paul Mescal for ‘Normal People’, Dervla Kirwan ‘Smother’ and Gabriel Byrne for ‘Death of a Ladies Man’.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish Academy Members have been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the very best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy members alongside a specialist jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with COVID guidelines and best international practice.

Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.

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