Tough Lakers run-in begins with visit of Dublin Lions

Tough Lakers run-in begins with visit of Dublin Lions

National League: Div 1 Scotts Lakers v Dublin Lions Today at 7.30pm Killarney Sports Centre We’ve reached the business end of the basketball calendar and with just five regular season games remaining, the Scotts Lakers are within touching distance of securing a spot...
Crokes are used to being the bad guys

Crokes are used to being the bad guys

All-Ireland Senior Club Semi-Final Dr Crokes v Mullinalaghta (Longford) Saturday at 3.30pm Semple Stadium, Thurles Everybody loves an underdog and with a parish of just 450 people, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger (or smaller?) underdog than Mullinalaghta St...
Kealy wants Kilcummin to keep “driving it on”

Kealy wants Kilcummin to keep “driving it on”

It may be just a few days since Kilcummin clinched a historic All-Ireland title in Croke Park but club captain Brendan Kealy says he and his teammates are already plotting further success in 2019. Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, the experienced...
Tonight’s Lakers game has been called off

Tonight’s Lakers game has been called off

This evening’s National League Division 1 game between the Scotts Lakers and LYIT Donegal has been called off. The Letterkenny outfit have informed St Paul’s and Basketball Ireland that they will not be making the long journey to Killarney for...
Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Dirty January win bodes well for Keane

Peter Keane’s reign got off to the perfect start with a solid win against Tyrone on Sunday and while it wasn’t vintage Kerry by any stretch of the imagination, the manner of the victory certainly bodes well for rest of the year. You would have expected a dirty day in...
Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

Keane hoping old faces can help lead new charge

National League Div 1 Kerry v Tyrone Today at 2pm Fitzgerald Stadium Recalled East Kerry trio Shane Ryan, Jack Sherwood and Jonathan Lyne all start for Kerry today as Peter Keane takes charge of the county’s senior football team for the very first time in a...
Who wants to captain Kerry?

Who wants to captain Kerry?

Traditionally speaking, being named captain of Kerry is one of the greatest honours in Irish sport. In any given year you basically have a 68% chance of winning a Munster Championship, and a 28% chance of lifting the Sam McGuire Cup in September. Lead Kerry to glory...
High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

High-flying Lakers too strong for Titans

National League Div 1 Scotts Lakers 95 Galway Titans 70 The Scotts Lakers made light work of the Galway Titans on Saturday night as another fine performance by Mark Greene helped Cormac O’Donoghue’s side to an easy 25-point win. The high-flying hosts, who are firmly...
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...
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