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Who will be October’s Manager of the Month?

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THE winner of the October Manager of the Month award in our popular fantasy football league will be decided this weekend and it’s still all to play for.

Sinéad Tangney currently leads the way on 138 following her impressive 73-point haul in Gameweek 9. Usual suspects Harry Kane and Nicolás Otamendi chipped in with 16 and 15 points respectively, while a sneaky nine-pointer from Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman was a nice bonus. Things could have been even better for Sinéad: she had Newcastle pair Rob Elliot and Jamaal Lascelles, who combined for 13 points, on the bench.

Second-placed Jason O’Grady had an even better week as his brave decision to captain Harry Kane helped him to a whopping total of 83. City stars Otamendi and Leroy Sané also provided big scores as Jason shot up the table. He now finds himself just three points off the leader in our monthly table.

In third, Daniel Foley, Finn Kennelly and Mark O’Keeffe are all on 133 and still very much in the hunt, as is everyone in the top 20 really.

As October is a shortened month in terms of Premier League football, and with things so close at the top, this represents a great opportunity for more casual players to challenge for the big monthly prize: a €50 voucher for Brian James.

It’ll be interesting to see if any special tactics will be employed by the people in contention, such as utilising the once-per-season bonuses of ‘Bench Boost’ (which counts the scores of your substitutes as well as your starters), ‘Free Hit’ (which allows you to make unlimited free transfers for a single Gameweek) and ‘Triple Captain’ (which triples your captain’s points).

There are also big decisions to be made in terms of transfers and team selection. Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, two of the most signed players in Gameweek 9, were both dropped for last weekend’s win over Burnley so they might be on the chopping block for fantasy managers, as might Tottenham’s Ben Davies who features in 21% of fantasy teams but in real life is facing stiff opposition from the likes of Serge Aurier and the returning Danny Rose.

Choosing the right captain is always a huge factor but two of the most popular options, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane, go head-to-head this weekend as United play Spurs on Saturday morning.

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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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