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Spa fall to first defeat, Legion and Crokes win big

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Spa’s perfect record in Division 1 fell by the wayside on Saturday evening as they suffered a narrow 2-10 to 0-17 defeat to bogey side Templenoe. A string of great saves by goalkeeper James Devane and two goals from Ryan O’Carroll kept the hosts in contention but Templenoe, who also knocked Spa out of the Intermediate Championship, held on for the win.

Dr Crokes have now overtaken their near neighbours at the top of the table following a comprehensive nine-point victory over Kerins O’Rahilly’s in Lewis Road. Youngster Billy Courtney top-scored with 1-3 while dynamic duo Tony Brosnan and Jordan Kiely added five points each. Brian Looney chipped in with a brace and Johnny Buckley impressed in midfield alongside Eoin Brosnan. Both Buckley and centre forward Gavin O’Shea kicked a point each.

Legion, meanwhile, picked up two crucial points by beating John Mitchels in Ballyseedy. Early goals by Jack O’Neill and Conor Keane propelled the visitors into a commanding first-half lead and despite a spirited Mitchels fight back in the second, Legion were always in the driving seat. A second goal by Keane, an excellent solo effort, sealed the victory and the Killarney side now have six points on the board with five games remaining.

(I actually made a surprise comeback myself in this game and once the soccer finishes I’m hoping to commit to the team full-time. So, in the coming months, readers can be expecting a bit less pro-Athletic propaganda and a bit more pro-Legion propaganda. Just so you know.)

Elsewhere in Division 1, Dingle finally broke their duck by hammering Glenbeigh-Glencar on Sunday. Conor Geaney goaled twice in a 3-8 to 0-6 triumph and this result means that the sides switch places at the foot of the table.

In Division 2, there were away wins for Kilcummin and Glenflesk over Milltown/Castlemaine and Dromid respectively. Kilcummin are now just a point off the promotion places in fourth while Glenflesk are three points back in fifth.

Dr Crokes’ Division 3 team beat Waterville 1-16 to 2-6 thanks in no small part to a Mikey Casey wonder goal and victories for Gneeveguilla, Firies and Fossa mean that the three East Kerry clubs occupy first, second and third in Division 4.

There’s another full set of County League fixtures this coming weekend and the pick of the round is surely the Division 1 clash between fierce rivals Legion and Crokes in Derreen. These derby games are always keenly contested and tomorrow’s fixture should be no different. Throw-in is at 7.30pm.

 

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Rathmore students look to the future

Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities. The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness […]

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Students in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore looked to the future as they explored third level opportunities.

The teens took part in a number of activities to mark College Awareness Week which was held in schools and other education settings nationwide last week.

The focus throughout the week in their school was to highlight the wide range of options open to them when they leave school and to realise that there are pathways to suit all types of learners.

Students from First to Sixth Year took part in activities to get them thinking about their future plans.

First and Second year students completed a module on ‘My Pathways’ and Third Years had an introductory talk on options after school.

Transition Year students worked on a display on all the options and pathways available after school which will remain up permanently.

Senior Cycle students attended the Careers Fair in Munster Technological University (MTU) where they got a chance to meet universities, colleges of Further Education, agricultural colleges, apprenticeship and more education and training providers from around the country including past sudent Aidan O’Mahony at the stand with An Garda Síochána.

Leaving Cert and LCA students had a really informative talk in school on Further Education and apprenticeships from Ella O’Donoghue, Admissions Officer of Kerry College.

The week finished with a talk for Senior Cycle students on Business and Law options in UCC by Ian Wallace.

“A highlight of the week was the involvement of past students, who sent us video clips on their career stories so far and shared tips with students,” Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor at the school, said.

“It was fabulous to see how well our former students have done and it was really important for our current students to see the diversity of pathways they have taken including apprenticeships, Further Education courses, university, travel, setting up businesses and returning to education as mature students. We are really grateful to the past students who reconnected with us for this week, their input was inspiring and invaluable.”

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Students have education and fun London trip

Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London. The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city […]

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Leaving Certificate students from St Brigid’s returned home Saturday night after a hectic four-day tour to London.

The 87 girls took a tour of London on their first day in the city after landing. They visited some of the famous locations on the journey, such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square. They enjoyed a night at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End watching ‘The Lion King’.

The girls went to The Natural History Museum on day two, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artefacts. They took their time looking around the massive cathedral-like structure’s sculptures and frescoes. Four coloured zones that focus on topics including the environment, evolution, the planet, and wildlife make up the museum’s divisions. They then took pleasure in a trip to the fascinating Science Museum. It was the ideal location for someone with an inquisitive mind, full of amazing things to do and explore.

The Victoria and Albert Museum was the next stop on the itinerary. The V&A’s collection of art spans 5,000 years, from prehistoric periods to the modern era. The Mouse Trap, an Agatha Christie play, was the entertainment for this evening at the St Martin’s Lane Theatre. The play’s 70th anniversary was this week.

On day three, the girls boarded a capsule for a 30-minute spin of the London Eye and marvelled at the breath-taking sights of London. After that, they went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Planetarium and Astronomy Centre, where they experienced an amazing adventure through space. They went to the Prime Meridian in Greenwich, planting one foot on the eastern and the other on the western hemisphere of our planet.

The girls ended their evening at what was a highlight for many at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

On the final day before flying home, the girls went to Oxford Street to do a spot of shopping.

“A great trip was had by all where many memories were made,” said Sheree Murphy, one of the teachers who travelled with them on the trip.

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