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Storm Brian: More weather warnings for Kerry  

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KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL'S Severe Weather Assessment Team met again this evening to discuss preparations for Storm Brian.

Met Eireann has issued an updated weather warning for Kerry which includes an Orange warning for wind in place from 10pm on Friday night to 10pm on Saturday night. There is also a Yellow weather warning in place for rain until 9pm on Saturday night.

Kerry County Council is advising of an increased risk of possible localised flooding in some coastal and vulnerable parts of the county over the next 24 hours as well as high winds across the county.

Sandbags are being made available at the usual locations around the county until 9pm tonight and from Civil Defence headquarters in Tralee until 9pm. Sandbags which were provided around the county on a precautionary basis ahead of Storm Ophelia remain available at those locations.

Kerry County Council ground crews will assess the situation from 5am tomorrow ahead of high tides in the morning and will closely monitor the situation throughout the day.

Kerry County Council has an emergency contact number in place for members of the public who require the assistance of the Council over the weekend. The number is 066-7183588 and a list of other local personnel who can be contacted is available on the Kerry County Council website.

The following advice issued earlier today remains in place this evening: 

 

-          People are asked to avoid coastal areas in particular where wind speeds are expected to be highest

 

-          Motorists and road users should exercise caution particularly as trees and branches may have become loosened during last Monday’s storm and may be still be vulnerable to high winds

 

-          There may also be some spot flooding and surface water on many roads

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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