The South Kerry U-14 Hurling Team (sponsored by Forrest Safety Solutions Ltd) arrived safely in Oran last Friday afternoon to play their first of two games against the home side, Oran, and North Wicklow Gaels. They made a good start to the weekend, defeating the home side comfortably in the first game on a scoreline of 5-10 to 0-07. The next game was a much more challenging encounter with North Wicklow Gaels. South Kerry were leading at half-time but a strong second half from the Wicklow side saw them claim victory, 0-08 to 1-02.
On Saturday morning, South Kerry faced their host club, Claremorris, at 10.45am. A great performance saw the lads win 3-02 to 1-06 with goals coming from Jack Maguire, Tom Garry and Ciarán Collins with captain Charlie Keating contributing the two points. As a result of tehir performances, South Kerry qualified for the cup quarter-final v Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday afternoon. The Kerrymen started the game well and led by four points at the half-time whistle thanks to a goal by Ciarán Collins. The second half saw an exhibition in free-taking by Charlie Keating to seal another great win on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-02. This was by far the best performance of the weekend. Best wishes on a full, speedy recovery to Nathaniel Doncel who suffered a neck injury in the dying minutes of this game.
The cup semi-final took place on Sunday morning in Leitrim Gaels GAA. The Longford Slashers came out strong, pushing to a 1-06 to 0-02 lead at half-time, both points coming from Charlie Keating. South Kerry started the second half better with a goal from Cormac Rowe but, unfortunately, it was not meant to be. The Longford Slashers built on their first half performance to win 2-10 to 1-02.
This was a brilliant occasion for these young hurlers to experience and they did Kerry proud by progressing to the semi-final of the John West Féile na nGael Division 9 Cup Competition - a superb achievement. The team thanked their sponsors as well as all the families and friends for their support, host club Claremorris and official match reporter, Pat O'Brien (St. Pat's, EK), for his live reports.
South Kerry U-14 Squad: Sean Finnegan, David O’Leary, Ben O’Carroll, Jack O’Donoghue, Ross O’Leary, Darragh O’Connor, Michael Dennehy, Cormac Rowe, Sean Guerin, Charlie Keating, Luke Crowley, Caoilte O’Cronin, Matthew Fogarty, Hugh Walshe, Cian Twomey, Ciarán Collins, Brian O’Connor, Jack McGuire, Liam Mulhern, Sam Buckley, Nathaniel Doncel, Brandon Griffin & Diarmuid O’Connor, Tom Garry. Management: Tim Hourigan, Denis Coffey, Donal Casey.
Top tips for exfoliating your skin
One of the most important steps when we are looking after our skin, face and body is exfoliation. There are many different types of exfoliators so finding the right one […]
One of the most important steps when we are looking after our skin, face and body is exfoliation.
There are many different types of exfoliators so finding the right one is important. We don’t want to cause any unnecessary damage, especially to the face.
We must help to exfoliate the dead cells to reveal new glowing skin. As dead cells have a negative effect on the skin, it clogs pores, creates dark spots and rough skin texture, more pronounced wrinkles as well as dullness and dryness. Also, the build up of dead cells can inhibit the effectiveness of skin care products as serums and creams can’t reach the basal (lower) layer which is the active level of the skin. This layer is responsible for the growth of collagen and elastin. These molecules/cells rise up to the outer layer giving your skin plumpness. Think of them like grapes when they are youthful and hydrated. Unfortunately as we age, and if we don’t look after our skin, environmental factors such as the sun, wind, and diet can cause the collagen and elastin cells to look more like raisins. Therefore, it’s super important to exfoliate those dead cells away.
The different types you can choose from might depend on your likes or dislikes and if your skin is normal or combination. If you have dry, thin skin you must be careful to choose a suitable exfoliating product, something without grains, as they can sometimes be a little harsh. If they are dissolving grains they maybe suitable.
A great tip when exfoliating the body is to put on exfoliating mitts every time you shower. Always apply a little body lotion after every shower or bath also.
Any questions call Jill on 064 6632966.
Budget 2023 has been announced, so what’s in it for you?
At lunchtime today (Tuesday) Budget 2023 was announced which includes an €11 billion package in what’s been described as a ‘Cost of Living Budget’. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and […]
At lunchtime today (Tuesday) Budget 2023 was announced which includes an €11 billion package in what’s been described as a ‘Cost of Living Budget’.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath announced a series of measures which they say will be “focused on helping individuals, families and businesses to deal with rising prices”.
It included a further €300 million in public service support measures funded from the Contingency Reserve Fund.
“We were emerging from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We now face a further economic challenge,” Minister Donoghue said.
“The government understands, and I understand, the worries which small business owners, farmers, pensioners, those who work really hard to get by, will feel. This is why the government will help, and by helping our country will overcome this challenge.”
THE BUDGET AT A GLANCE
Personal Tax Credit, Employee Credit and Earned Income Credit set to increase by €75
Standard rate band for Income Tax is to increase by €3,200 to €40,000
Increase in the second USC rate band (2 percent rate) from €21,295 to €22,920 in line with the 80 cent per hour increase in the national minimum wage recently agreed by this government
€200 electricity credits for homes over the next three billing cycles – November, January and March – (€600 in total)
Petrol/Diesel: The reduction on excise duty on fuel previously announced earlier this year to ease the cost of petrol and diesel has been further extended until February 28, 2023. Motorists will continue to pay 21 cent per litre in respect of petrol, 16 cent per litre in respect of diesel and 5.4 cent per litre in respect of Marked Gas Oil.
A €1.2 billion package of supports for businesses hit by soaring energy costs
New Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) has been set up to assist businesses with their energy costs. A monthly cap of €10,000 per trade will apply and an overall cap will apply on the total amount which a business can claim.
Excise on pack of 20 cigarettes to increase by 50 cent
Lump sum payment of €400 for Fuel Allowance recipients will be paid before Christmas
Extra lump sum for the elderly, carers, and disabled as social welfare rates go up €12
VAT: 9 percent VAT rate which is currently in place to support the tourism and hospitality sectors to remain in place until February 28, 2023
Double Child Benefit payment for all eligible parents on November 1
Christmas bonus to be paid in December, with a separate double payment in November
New rent tax credit worth €500 for 2023. This can also be claimed for 2022. This applies to those who do not get any other housing supports. Approximately 400,000 persons are expected to benefit.
Rural Ireland will get a €390 million investment for development
Newspaper: VAT on newspapers to be reduced from 9 percent to zero from January 1, 2023.
1,000 new Garda and 430 Garda staff will be provided
20% fare reduction on public transport will be extended to the end of 2023
Weekly social welfare rates will be increased by €12 for working age recipients
€12 increase in weekly payments for pensioners
Working Family Payment threshold will increase by €40
€2 increase in the weekly rate for a Qualified Child
An increase in eligibility for Fuel Allowance
€500 lump sum for families availing of the Working Family Payment, a €500 lump sum for carers, a €500 cost of disability payment and a €20 increase in the domiciliary care allowance for sick children
All inpatient hospital charges will be abolished, GP visit cards will be provided to those on or below the median income (340,000 additional people)
There will be a €2 increase in the weekly rate for a Qualified Child.
Drug Payment Scheme threshold will remain at the lower rate of €80 in 2023
Funding will be provided for IVF treatments
Free contraception will be available for all women aged between 16 and 30
Childcare and education
Free School Book Scheme for primary school pupils from autumn 2023
Over 660 additional mainstream teachers, over 1,190 SNAs and 680 special education teachers will be provided
The National Childcare Scheme hourly subsidy is to increase from 50c to €1.40
A €500 increase in post-graduate contribution grant for eligible families
Over 4,800 additional places on craft and consortia-led apprenticeships and 4,000 places on craft apprenticeship programmes will be supported
Funding will be made available to support 8,800 new HAP tenancies and 800 RAS tenancies
9,100 new-build social homes, 5,500 new affordable homes for sale and rent and 6,500 new social homes will be supported
Funding to deliver 37,000 home energy upgrades
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