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Scotts Lakers pipped by a point in exciting clash

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SCOTTS LAKERS came very close to snatching victory after a long road trip but were pipped by a point by Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in a very exciting clash at The Bishops Field Sports Centre, Derry, on Saturday.

Lakers enjoyed a productive opening quarter and with Antuan Bootle making his presence felt, the Killarney side led 19-16 at the end of the first quarter.

However LYIT responded well in the second quarter and were 37-31 in front at half-time. Killarney's Antuan Bootle hit 16 point in the first half but ran into foul trouble during the second half which restricted his time on court. Justin Tuason did well when introduced and it was a tied ball game at 55 points each entering the final quarter.

Despite Bootle being on four fouls and staying on the bench for most of the final quarter, Lakers led 70-64 with five minutes remaining. They maintained their advantage to lead 73-71 entering the final two minutes but LYIT turned it around with an outrageous uncontested three-pointer from Paul McHugh and the home side led 74-73 with 1.10 remaining.

Lakers restored their lead and were 75-74 in front with 30 seconds left. However Chaz Watler hit two free throws for the home side and LYIT led 76-75 with 22 seconds remaining. With Antuan Bootle back on the floor, Lakers had plenty time to work the ball up the floor and look for the safest option to secure a possible victory but unfortunately that never materialised and the home side held on to win by one point.

LYIT: Chaz Watler 23 Jon McGill 17 Jordan McClelland 11
Scotts Lakers St Paul's : Antuan Bootle 25, Mihail Kapitanov 20 Andrew Fitzgerald 8

 


 
Scott Lakers St Paul's Killarney Basketball team members Mark Greene, Andrew Fitzgerald, Antuan Bootle and Philip O'Connor, Captain, pictured at the start of the National League season. Pic: Eamonn Keogh

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The late Peggy O’Callaghan was a founder of Kilcummin Scor

By Sean Moriarty Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week. Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7. Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to Peggy O’Callaghan, who was laid to rest on Tuesday of this week.

Peggy played a central role in all activities related to Kilcummin parish. She passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 7.

Peggy and her husband Michael founded Kilcummin Scor in 1978 – the music and drama arm of the local GAA club.

“It afforded the opportunity to females to participate in club activities long before ladies’ football was initiated and it brought many people into the club, many of whom remained involved in different capacities over the years,” said a club statement.

“She has left us a wonderful legacy and will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have met her.”

Peggy will be sadly missed by her husband Michael, sons Diarmuid and Shane, daughters-in-law Trisha and Áine, grandchildren Dara, Caoimhe, Donnacha, Siún and Éabha, brothers Seánie and Frank, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

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Surprise: Details of town-centre inner relief road revealed

By Sean Moriarty Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District. Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Plans to link the Monsignor O’Flaherty Road with New St via a new road at Bohereen na Goun have been announced by Killarney Municipal District.

Town engineer John Ahern told Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting between elected councillors and senior council executives that Kerry County Council intends to make a compulsory purchase order on lands that will link the two town centre streets.

If plans come to fruition it will be possible for motorists on New St to get to the top of High St, adjacent to the Killarney Advertiser’s town centre office, without travelling through the town centre. The plan was first mooted as far back as 2016.

The announcement caught councillors off guard, it was one of the last topics discussed at the four-hour meeting, but it was broadly welcomed by all.

“This access will change the dynamic of traffic movement in the town forever,” said Cllr Niall Kelleher.

Further details of the surprise project are set to be revealed to elected members over the next four to six weeks.

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