Ireland’s own Lakers-Celtics rivalry is heating up

Ireland’s own Lakers-Celtics rivalry is heating up

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Limerick Celtics Saturday at 7.30pm (Killarney Sports Centre) In America, the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics have been basketball’s fiercest rivals since the 1950s. The NBA’s two most successful franchises have won 27...
Still no answers from East Kerry Board

Still no answers from East Kerry Board

FIXTURES CRISIS UPDATE   Despite growing player unrest, the East Kerry Board has refused to comment on its controversial scheduling policy which will see teams in action throughout the month of December.   Two weeks ago, the Killarney Advertiser exclusively revealed...
EXCLUSIVE: Players fed up with fixtures farce

EXCLUSIVE: Players fed up with fixtures farce

The East Kerry Board’s decision to fix the O’Donoghue Cup first round game between Dr Crokes and Fossa for Sunday, December 9 means that the competition is unlikely to be wrapped up before Christmas Day. Players from certain clubs are now being forced to play from...
Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial Casey rakes in 28% of Kerry votes

Controversial presidential election candidate Peter Casey appears to have struck a chord with at least some of Kerry’s voters as he pulled in 28% of votes in the county. Casey’s shock late surge in the polls left him with 23% of the votes nationally, a considerable...
Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

Strict new Airbnb ban could help solve rent crisis

New laws effectively banning landlords from renting properties on a short-term basis in areas of high housing demand will be introduced from June 2019, it has been confirmed. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy unveiled plans for the new restrictions on Thursday and it is...
Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Rejuvenated Crokes ready for final battle

Kerry SFC Final Dr Crokes v Dingle Today at 3pm Austin Stack Park When Crokes fell apart against Kerins O’Rahilly’s at the start of September, obituaries had already been written before people had reached the bottom of the Sandpit. Half the team were past it. This...
Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Eight weeks for this? It’s an absolute disgrace

Football fans across the country were rightly abhorred by the incident in last Sunday’s Kerry SFC semi-final which left East Kerry youngster Dara Moynihan laid out on the floor. Video footage clearly shows Dingle selector Colm Geaney rushing onto the field to punch...
Ploughing Association to hold second competition

Ploughing Association to hold second competition

The recently affiliated Killarney Ploughing Association will hold their second points competition on Sunday, November 4 on the grounds of Coffey’s Farm, Fossa, leased by Tony Wharton. The ploughing match begins at 11am. It promises to be a great day of ploughing,...
Smalltalk with The Gooch

Smalltalk with The Gooch

In the latest instalment of our popular Smalltalk feature, Adam Moynihan talks to Dr Crokes and Kerry legend Colm Cooper, the man considered by many to be the greatest Gaelic footballer of all time. Pic: Eamonn Keogh.   Well Colm. Thanks for talking to me.   No...
Early days but this Lakers team could go a long way

Early days but this Lakers team could go a long way

It’s far too early to be making bold predictions – especially when there are a number of new teams in the league – but things are looking up for the Scotts Lakers. The 2017/18 season was predictably up and down as St Paul’s tried to reacclimatise to National League...
Surprise closure of St Finan’s Road is “mental”

Surprise closure of St Finan’s Road is “mental”

Residents have expressed their shock at the closure of the road linking Rock Road to Lewis Road via St Finan’s Hospital, with one local describing the move as “mental”. The quiet road, which runs along the back of Fitzgerald Stadium through the grounds of the former...
Crokes bounce back to set up Legion showdown

Crokes bounce back to set up Legion showdown

It’s the draw that has the whole town talking: reigning champions Dr Crokes will face neighbours the Killarney Legion in the quarter-final of the Kerry Senior Football Championship. The game will be played at 2pm next Sunday, September 30 in the Fitzgerald Stadium and...
Exclusive: Teens terrorise town centre residents

Exclusive: Teens terrorise town centre residents

Locals in the Mangerton View, O’Connell’s Terrace and Sunnyhill area of town say they are being tormented by a group of unruly teenagers who have been congregating at the nearby Hilliard House car park. Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser, a concerned resident said a...
Calls for new busking by-laws by St Patrick’s Day

Calls for new busking by-laws by St Patrick’s Day

Killarney needs new busking by-laws by St Patrick’s Day 2019 at the latest, according to former mayor and current Municipal District Councillor Niall Kelleher. Cllr Kelleher raised the issue at an MD meeting last week where he was told by town management that the...
Game on: Crokes collapse blows championship wide open 

Game on: Crokes collapse blows championship wide open 

This time last week they were odds-on favourites to win a third consecutive county title but Dr Crokes’ 2018 championship aspirations were dealt a crushing blow on Sunday when they fell to a shock defeat to Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the Park. It was the Crokes’ first loss...
Killarney remembers the great Dermot Flynn  

Killarney remembers the great Dermot Flynn  

The town of Killarney was in a state of mourning this past week following the untimely passing of one of the town’s greatest singers and showmen, Dermot Flynn. Dermot, who was originally from Currow and lived in Arshanavooley, started out in music with The Radiant...
Rent Crisis: 13 long-term rentals Vs 300 on Airbnb

Rent Crisis: 13 long-term rentals Vs 300 on Airbnb

As revealed in last week’s Killarney Advertiser, we are currently in the midst of a crippling rental crisis the likes of which have never been seen in Killarney. Locals and migrants alike are struggling to find suitable accommodation and there appears to be no...
Legion and Crokes clear the first hurdle

Legion and Crokes clear the first hurdle

Championship season got off to a winning start for the Killarney clubs last weekend as the Legion and the Crokes both overcame stern tests to advance unscathed to the winners’ round. I’m only back in the Legion squad myself but I know Rathmore had a bit of a run going...
Ireland has changed a lot since 1979

Ireland has changed a lot since 1979

Watching Mary McAleese’s Modern Family on RTÉ on Wednesday night, I was struck by how much Ireland has changed in such a short period of time. The former president marvelled at how diverse and varied Irish families are today compared to the 60s and 70s but the...
Can anyone stop the Crokes?

Can anyone stop the Crokes?

Dr Crokes v St Kieran’s Saturday, August 25 at 4pm (Lewis Road) The above headline is getting a bit repetitive but, unfortunately for 16 of the 17 teams in contention, so too is the Kerry County Championship. Dr Crokes are on the hunt for three-in-a-row and Pat...
One-hour parking outside cinema baffles locals 

One-hour parking outside cinema baffles locals 

A perplexing parking policy was brought to our attention this week by a mother who was forced leave Killarney Cineplex halfway through a movie to purchase a new ticket. Parking along the East Avenue Road, where the famous Killarney picture house is located, is limited...
Plenty at stake on final day of County League

Plenty at stake on final day of County League

Division 1: Rathmore not safe yet Reigning O’Donoghue Cup champions Rathmore have a nervy trip west on Sunday in the final round of the 2018 County League. The East Kerry club currently find themselves hovering two points above the drop zone and if results don’t go...
Killarney hotelier warns of “dangerous” VAT increase

Killarney hotelier warns of “dangerous” VAT increase

Prominent Killarney hotelier and IHF spokesman Tom Randles says the government’s proposed VAT increase on tourism-related goods could have major ramifications for the town’s tourist trade. The rates for accommodation and food were lowered to 9% in 2011 to help promote...
Fáilte Legends go back-to-back

Fáilte Legends go back-to-back

The Fáilte Legends went back-to-back last week as they clinched their second consecutive Killarney Athletic Senior 7-a-side title. With a team made up predominantly of Killarney Celtic players, the Fáilte romped to a 5-2 victory over Liebherr in the final, despite...
No response from HSE on Killarney beds suggestion

No response from HSE on Killarney beds suggestion

I have a good one for you. In light of last week’s article on Donie Doody (SIPTU’s Branch Organiser for Kerry Hospitals) and his suggestion to utilise Killarney’s vacant hospital beds to alleviate pressure on University Hospital Kerry, I contacted the HSE for an...
Kerry v Kildare: 7 things to watch out for

Kerry v Kildare: 7 things to watch out for

All-Ireland Super 8s Group 1 Kerry v Kildare Tomorrow at 6pm Fitzgerald Stadium Fitzmaurice’s last stand? The Monaghan game was billed as do-or-die for Eamonn Fitzmaurice but, in the end, he did neither. This time out it’s do-or-die again for the Kerry manager –...
Killarney’s hospital beds could take pressure off UHK

Killarney’s hospital beds could take pressure off UHK

SIPTU has asked the government to alleviate the overcrowding problem at University Hospital Kerry in Tralee by transferring patients to Killarney. The trade union’s Branch Organiser for Kerry Hospitals, Donie Doody, says there are unused beds in Killarney and these...
The GAA continue to embarrass their members

The GAA continue to embarrass their members

To be honest, I think people are a bit quick to have a cut off the GAA. They’re the definition of an easy target. But they don’t half bring it on themselves at times. The association’s refusal to open up Páirc Uí Chaoimh for a charity soccer match in memory of the...
It’s do or die for Fitzmaurice

It’s do or die for Fitzmaurice

All-Ireland Super 8s Monaghan v Kerry Sunday, July 22 at 4pm (Clones) Whenever Kerry lose in Croke Park we tend to have a bit of a meltdown. Every big defeat is greeted with, “That was as bad as I’ve seen them…” and, lately, “Fitzmaurice has to go.” We expect Kerry to...
Positive response to our McShain campaign

Positive response to our McShain campaign

In last week’s edition of the Killarney Advertiser, historian Damien Switzer put forward the idea of renaming Killarney House & Gardens in honour of the late John McShain, the great American businessman and philanthropist who bought a large chunk of Killarney and...
Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Ballyhar girl aiming for Miss Universe crown

Talented Ballyhar native Molly Sullivan will have the whole of Kerry behind her when she takes part in Miss Universe Ireland in Dublin on August 2. Molly is one of 28 participants who will be hoping to claim the top spot at the Mansion House and go on to represent...
Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

Pony the hero in 7-a-side’s first ever MLS shootout

There was high drama this week down at the Killarney Athletic 7-a-side as we saw the first MLS shootout in the tournament’s 42-year history. In the first round of the playoffs, Dunboy Construction held my own team, The Speakeasy, to a 1-1 draw and, in a departure from...
The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The Football Qualifiers: Three things to watch out for

The fourth and final round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers takes place this weekend and the results will have major ramifications for Kerry and Dublin, writes Adam Moynihan Who’s coming to Killarney? Kerry’s first ever home Super 8s game is just around...
Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Lowry gunning for glory at revitalised Irish open

Former winner Shane Lowry will be hoping for good luck at Donegal’s Ballyliffin Golf Club for this weekend’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2018 Race to Dubai. For the first time in his career, Lowry has...
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