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Plenty at stake on final day of County League

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Division 1: Rathmore not safe yet

Reigning O’Donoghue Cup champions Rathmore have a nervy trip west on Sunday in the final round of the 2018 County League. The East Kerry club currently find themselves hovering two points above the drop zone and if results don’t go their way, they could find themselves in a relegation playoff with third-from-bottom Beaufort. Glenbeigh-Glencar and John Mitchels have already been relegated.

A draw against An Ghaeltacht in Gallarus would suffice for Rathmore as they look to secure their top-flight status for another year. It’s a must-win situation for Beaufort as they face the Killarney Legion in Derreen.

At the top of the table, Dr Crokes have long since confirmed their spot in the final and it looks like Kerins O’Rahilly’s will be joining them, although An Ghaeltacht are in position to pounce should the Tralee side fall at the final hurdle.

Rahilly’s host Dingle at Strand Road and a single point would be enough to confirm second place. Should they lose, however, An Ghaeltacht can catch them with victory over Rathmore. If both teams finish on 13 points, a playoff would be required.

Division 2: Kilcummin on brink of promotion

Second place Kilcummin are in a strong position to return to the top table of Kerry football as they prepare for their final league game of the season. The Intermediate champions, who have racked up 15 points to date, can guarantee promotion to Division 1 by defeating Kenmare at home.

Castleisland Desmonds and Na Gaeil are both a point back on 14 and they need wins against Austin Stacks and Glenflesk respectively to stay in contention. Stacks will finish first regardless of what happens on Sunday.

Division 3: Are Crokes’ second team set for second tier?

Dr Crokes’ second string could make history this weekend by gaining promotion to Division 2 of the County League. The B team are just outside the promotion places but with second place Brosna and third place St Senan’s facing each other in their final fixture, Crokes will be promoted if they beat Ballydonoghue in Ballydonoghue. A draw would guarantee at least a playoff.

It would be a remarkable achievement for the Crokes, especially when you consider the calibre of clubs currently in Division 2. Win on Sunday and the Crokes juniors could be competing in the same league as Glenflesk, John Mitchels and Milltown/Castlemaine in 2019.

Division 4: Firies could make it an East Kerry 1, 2 & 3

Gneeveguilla and Fossa have already confirmed their promotion to Division 3 and Firies will make it an impressive 1, 2 and 3 for East Kerry if they can get over the line by beating fourth place Tarbert at home. At the other end of the table, Beale and St Michael’s-Foilmore meet in a key relegation clash. Ballylongford and Cromane are down.

All matches are scheduled for 1pm on Sunday.

Pic: Eamonn Keogh.

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Trees down, power out and roads flooded due to Storm Barra

Strom Barra has arrived quite violently across the county this morning causing havoc in some areas. At 6am the storm made itself known and as a result a number of trees are down and roads flooded. According to Kerry County Council, there’s some flooding at Fossa near the new brewery and it’s reported that there […]

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Strom Barra has arrived quite violently across the county this morning causing havoc in some areas.

At 6am the storm made itself known and as a result a number of trees are down and roads flooded.

According to Kerry County Council, there’s some flooding at Fossa near the new brewery and it’s reported that there is a tree down close to Lough Guitane National School with motorists advised to avoid the area. There is also a tree down at Brookhill, Kilgobnet.

There’s currently a power outage in Coolcorcoran which cut out at 6am this morning with 89 customers affected. It’s expected that the power will be restored at approximately 1.45pm today.

In other areas, the N71 road is impassable this morning near the Suspension Bridge due to flooding, as well as Pier Road in Kenmare, and trees down on N71 at Gortamullen and on the Roughty Road in Kenmare.

In Tralee, Godfrey Place, Prince’s Quay and Ballyard Road are also experiencing flooding which has now receded as pumps were in place since 5am. The road is reported to be blocked at the Ballyroe Hotel near Tralee due to flooding and there’s some flooding on the road in Ballylongford village but no properties affected currently.

The road is partially blocked at Minard Castle and there’s reports of a tree down 3km west of Killaha on Castletownbere Road.

Useful numbers

Kerry County Council’s emergency phoneline for the duration of Storm Barra is 066 7183588. Crews will respond to issues which arise when it is safe to do so.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

For other emergencies dial 999/112.

To check for power outages go to the ESB Networks website: https://powercheck.esbnetworks.ie/index.html

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Lissi’s love of nature nets prize

After a successful launch year in the Isle of Man in 2020, ‘The Young Nature Blogger 2021’ went international as Kerry Biosphere and Dublin Bay Biosphere joined the competition. Open to anyone under 21, entrants were asked to write up to 500 words about their favourite experience or place in nature. Each Biosphere participating awarded […]

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After a successful launch year in the Isle of Man in 2020, ‘The Young Nature Blogger 2021’ went international as Kerry Biosphere and Dublin Bay Biosphere joined the competition.

Open to anyone under 21, entrants were asked to write up to 500 words about their favourite experience or place in nature.

Each Biosphere participating awarded local prizes with the top entry from each being submitted to the international competition between the three.

This week the two judges for the international element Author Dara McAnulty and Professor Martin Price, Chair of the UK Man and the Biosphere Committee, have unanimously chosen ‘The Otter’ by Lissi Nickelsen (Kerry) as winner of the inter-Biosphere Young Nature Blogger 2021.

“I absolutely love the observational detail in this piece,” Dara McAnulty, author of ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ and the youngest ever winner of The Wainright Prize for nature writing said:

“You can really feel that breathless excitement and tension of seeing an otter. The drawing shows how multimedia can be used to great effect in a blog.”

Professor Martin Price added that it “is a beautifully written blog about a very special encounter”.

“I really get the feeling of what Lissi observed so carefully, and her joy about spending time with an otter! And the drawing is wonderful too!”

Lissi will receive a young naturalist writing set from Dara McNulty, a framed otter picture from Wildlife photographer Vincent Hyland, Wild Derrynane, and a family kayak trip in the Kerry Biosphere.

The winning entry can be read on the Kerry Biosphere website www.kerrybiosphere.ie/news.

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