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The Killarney Advertiser fantasy football league is back

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We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be running our massively popular Fantasy Premier League competition, in conjunction with our generous sponsors Brian James.

Last season almost 500 players fought it out for some fantastic prizes and we’re expecting even more entrants this time out.

The good news is that the league has simply been renewed from last year, so for last season’s participants all you have to do is visit the Fantasy Premier League website or app and pick your team. You will then be automatically entered into the Killarney Advertiser league, ‘Serie A-dvertiser’, for the coming campaign.

If this is your first time joining the league, you can sign up by going to ‘Create and join new leagues’ and entering the code ‘8ngtlx’.

Once again the competition is free to enter and there are some fantastic prizes on offer courtesy of Brian James. A €50 voucher will be awarded every month to the highest-scoring manager and the overall winner next May will collect the grand prize of a voucher for €250.

Speaking at the launch, Adam Moynihan of the Killarney Advertiser wished all of the players well.

“Best of luck to all of our participants this season,” he said. “The numbers have been rising every year and we’re happy to see that so many people are enjoying it.

“It wouldn’t be possible without the support of Brian James who have been with us since Day 1. To be able to offer such great prizes in a competition that’s free to enter is really cool and we’re very grateful for their continued support.”

BATTLE OF THE CLUBS

Adam also announced details of a new club league, which will pit the sports clubs of Killarney against each other in a fantasy battle for local bragging rights - and a very special prize.

To enter, clubs must nominate three players/members to represent them over the course of the 10-month season. Each player must represent his club for at least two months with the players’ personal points totals in their respective months accounting for their club’s overall score at the end of the season (full details below).

Clubs of all codes - soccer, GAA, rugby, basketball, rowing, athletics, golf etc. – are encouraged to join. Adam will be reaching out to players this coming week. If your club would like to participate in this free competition, contact sport@killarneyadvertiser.ie.

 

 

Fantasy Club League

  • All local sports clubs are invited to participate
  • Free to enter with a grand prize in May
  • Each club nominates three of their own players/members to represent them over the course of the season
  • One player represents their club at the beginning of the season. Each month, their personal points total is added to their club’s overall points total
  • The player in control can change at any time but all three players must assume control for at least two months. Players may not assume control more than once, so when Player 1 is replaced they can not re-assume control
  • e.g. Spa GAA nominate Mike McCarthy, Shane Cronin and Cian Tobin to represent them in the Fantasy Club League. All of these players must be in the Killarney Advertiser league for their score to be counted. Mike McCarthy represents Spa at the beginning of the season. His monthly points totals are added to Spa’s overall score until he is replaced by one of his teammates. It is up to the three players to decide when the changeovers occur. Changeovers can only take place at the beginning of a new month.
  • The table will be updated every month and shared in the Killarney Advertiser
  • The club with the most points at the end of the season wins the grand prize

 

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NPWS survey to find out impact of fires

By Michelle Crean The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has commissioned a comprehensive survey on the impact of fires over the past four decades – in particular Killarney National Park in April. The tender, worth €300,000, and named ‘Study on the Impact of Fires On The Biodiversity of Killarney National Park’, seeks to find […]

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By Michelle Crean

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has commissioned a comprehensive survey on the impact of fires over the past four decades – in particular Killarney National Park in April.

The tender, worth €300,000, and named ‘Study on the Impact of Fires On The Biodiversity of Killarney National Park’, seeks to find out the biological impacts of the fires in the 26,000 acre park.

The fires in April burned from Friday night on April 23 until around 12pm the following Monday when they were finally brought under control.

Parts of the Park were scorched resulting in flora and fauna being wiped out. Some fires came as close as 10 metres to a church and school in the Black Valley area.

Fires raged near Tomies Wood and fire crews from five different districts quenched fires near the properties under threat. A real threat was for The Oak Woods but fire fighters managed to avert danger.

The fire is believed to have begun on the Kenmare Road area escalated by the strong winds.

“The purpose of this tender is to commission a comprehensive survey of the impacts, and the chrono-sequence of fire recovery or otherwise, on lands burned over the past four decades, as well as surveys in unburned areas, in order to assess the biological impacts of the fires, in particular the fire of April 2021, on the biodiversity of Killarney National Park,” an NPWS spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Killarney spin will bring comfort to patients

By Michelle Crean Ahead of this year’s ladies only 54321 Challenge a number of spinathons are taking place, including in Killarney town. Sunday, August 15 a group of 10 ladies plan a spinathon day in Killarney ahead of their four day epic adventure from Thursday, August 19 to Sunday 22. This year due to COVID […]

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By Michelle Crean

Ahead of this year’s ladies only 54321 Challenge a number of spinathons are taking place, including in Killarney town.

Sunday, August 15 a group of 10 ladies plan a spinathon day in Killarney ahead of their four day epic adventure from Thursday, August 19 to Sunday 22.

This year due to COVID restrictions the 54321 team will run with two teams of five people, all female – who are raising funds for one single charity – Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

Their four day challenge will include a cycle the Ring of Kerry on day one (Thursday 19), a climb up Carrantuohil on day two (Friday 20), a cycle from Killarney to the foot of Cnoc Na Tobair and then climb Cnoc Na Tobair on day three (Saturday 21) finishing off with a cycle of the Skellig Ring on day four (Sunday 22).

In advance of the ninth annual challenge they will first participate in the spinathons at various locations to help raise much needed funds for this year’s chosen charity.

The first of the spinathons will take place on Saturday, July 31 in Listowel, Killorglin, Dingle, Cahersiveen. On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes from 10am to 5pm in different locations around these towns.
This will be followed by Killarney on Sunday, August 15, and Tralee on Saturday, August 28.

When choosing this year’s charity, organisers contacted a past participant and a dear friend, Mairead Dunphy from Glencar who is currently on her own journey with cancer.

“We wanted to show our support to Mairead and knowing that she would like to support those who have supported her on her journey so far, she had already being looking at ideas to raise much needed funds for Comfort for Chemo Kerry,” TJ O’Connor said.

“Please support Comfort for Chemo Kerry by giving what you can.”

For more information about the spinathons go to www.54321challenge.org or the Comfort for Chemo Kerry Facebook page for online donation information.

There’s also a GoFundMe page: ‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry – 54321 Challenge 2021’ which has a €20,000 target set up.

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