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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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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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Sinead is queen of the court

By Con Dennehy With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport. Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater […]

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By Con Dennehy

With a mix of excitement, drama and impressive solo performances on offer, the Spa/Killarney Handball Tournament on Monday night showcased the best of upcoming talent in the sport.

Competitions for Beginners and Advanced players at the magnificent Spa GAA facility has ensured the long term success of the sport in the greater Killarney region.

One of the most impressive performances on the night was in the Beginners Category where local star Sinead Moriarty secured a number of electrifying victories to win the overall title.

“This was a very competitive competition. In the opening games Neill Horgan was defeated by Rosin King from Glenbeigh 13-15 with Sinead Moriarty getting the better of exchanges with Bríd Horgan (Spa) 15-8. In the other game Niamh Faulds from Glenflesk lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-10 despite a very brave effort from Niamh,” said Eoin O’Donoghue, secretary of Spa Killarney Handball Club.

In the semi-finals Sheila Kelliher lost to Elena O’Donoghue (Spa) 15-11 with Sinead Moriarty defeating Rosin King 15-12.

“In a pulsating final Sinead saw off the dogged challenge of Elena O’Donoghue 15-11. While Sinead dominated this game, she looked in control and played a brilliant tournament throughout and was a deserving overall winner.”

In the Advanced category there were wins for Evan Enright and Eoin O’Donoghue in the opening games.

In the quarter finals Even Enright saw off the challenge of Brendan O’Donoghue 15-8 while Eoghan Daly defeated Eoin O’Donoghue 15-11, Aoife Walsh (Currow) defeated Maggie Quirke (Glenbeigh) 15-7 and Brian McEvoy beat Michael Clifford 15-6.

Semi-final success for Evan Enright and Eoghan Daly saw them battle it out in a pulsating final with Daly taking the title on a 15-12 scoreline.

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