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...
Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

Are Killarney’s buskers “lowering the tone”?

In a recent article in the Irish Times, Killarney Advertiser columnist Anne Lucey highlighted the ongoing issue of Killarney’s street entertainers and the council’s plans to regulate buskers in the town. Some councillors have complained that members of the public are...
Annual 7-a-side up and running

Annual 7-a-side up and running

The 42nd annual Killarney Athletic 7-a-side in association with Killarney Credit Union got under way this week and already there have been some cracking games down at the club grounds in Woodlawn. MD O’Shea’s are the early front-runners in the senior following...
Celtic edge derby to complete league and cup double

Celtic edge derby to complete league and cup double

Killarney Celtic completed the double in Tralee on Sunday as they defeated great rivals Killarney Athletic 1-0 in the final of the Greyhound Bar KO Cup. There was little to choose between the sides as both sets of players struggled to cope with the blazing sun and the...
The A to Z of the World Cup

The A to Z of the World Cup

The biggest show on earth is finally upon us. The 2018 World Cup kicked off yesterday in Russia and a month of (hopefully) exciting soccer action lies ahead. Adam Moynihan takes you through the A to Z of this summer’s tournament. A – Africa’s year? In two words,...
Keane corner kick seals title for Celtic

Keane corner kick seals title for Celtic

Experienced midfielder Gary Keane scored a dramatic late winner direct from a corner kick as Killarney Celtic defeated Dingle in the 2017/18 Kerry Premier A League Final on Friday last. It was a remarkable way to clinch such a huge tie and it’s certainly a moment that...
Celtic 90 minutes away from perfect season

Celtic 90 minutes away from perfect season

Kerry Premier A League Final Killarney Celtic v Dingle Bay Rovers Friday, June 8 at 7.45pm (Mounthawk Park) As they face into tonight’s league final against Dingle Bay Rovers, Killarney Celtic’s players know that they are just 90 minutes away from completing the...
National Park gets a makeover ahead of Royal visit

National Park gets a makeover ahead of Royal visit

Although the trip itself is yet to be officially confirmed (a statement is expected from Buckingham Palace early next week), Killarney is gearing up for the visit of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla with renovations already under way around the National Park....
Clare get burned by stylish Kerry

Clare get burned by stylish Kerry

It felt a bit like a Munster final in Killarney on Sunday as Kerry turned on the style in a sun-drenched Fitzgerald Stadium. The weather was unreal. Fellas were baking up in the terrace. One of my friends resorted to lining up alongside some random children who were...
Moving on from the referendum

Moving on from the referendum

It’s finally time to move on from this pesky referendum, although I suppose that’s easier for me to say as a Yes voter. There are sure to be plenty of people who will feel angry or upset, and those feelings aren’t going to disappear overnight just because the other...
If you can at all, get out and vote

If you can at all, get out and vote

A lot of us might have conflicting opinions when it comes to today’s referendum but I think we can all agree on one thing: we’ll be glad to see the back of it. It’s clearly a hugely emotive issue and there has been a lot of animosity and ill-feeling throughout the...
Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

Five-star Celtic remain unbeaten, Blues slip up again

A Peter McCarthy hat-trick helped Killarney Celtic to an easy 5-1 victory away to Castleisland on Sunday and Eoghan Donnellan’s men are now 12 points clear at the top of the table. Danny Roche and Vukasin Ocic completed the scoring in another rout. If you take the...
Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa and Crokes still unbeaten in Division 1

Spa maintained their 100% record in Division 1 of the County League last Saturday evening as they defeated Junior Premier champions Beaufort in Tullig. Mike McCarthy, Evan Cronin, Mike O’Donoghue and Ryan O’Carroll all impressed for the hosts and the result means that...
Work begins on Athletic’s new training pitch

Work begins on Athletic’s new training pitch

It has taken years of toil and planning but work has finally commenced on Killarney Athletic’s state of the art all weather training facility in Woodlawn. The new pitch, which is located to the left of the car park as you enter the club’s grounds, will allow Athletic...
O’Leary the hero as Kilcummin bounce back in style 

O’Leary the hero as Kilcummin bounce back in style 

It was an excellent team performance by Kilcummin but one young star stood out more than most, writes Adam Moynihan All-action wing-back Seán O’Leary was the undisputed hero in Tralee last Sunday as he threw off the shackles to score 2-2 in Kilcummin’s six-point...
Nathan’s Walk continues to challenge the stigma

Nathan’s Walk continues to challenge the stigma

This weekend, Darkness Into Light fundraising events will take place across the globe in aid of the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, Pieta House. Here in Killarney, the annual walk is held in memory of the late Nathan O’Carroll who took his own life in 2007. He...
Inspirational Ian comes home to Killarney

Inspirational Ian comes home to Killarney

After spending nine long months in hospital, Killarney teenager Ian O’Connell has returned to his hometown to the delight of all his friends, family and the community in general. Ian suffered serious injuries to his neck and spine when he fell from his bicycle in the...
Intermediate final to be played in Tralee

Intermediate final to be played in Tralee

The Intermediate Championship final between Glenflesk and Kilcummin will be played this Sunday, May 6 at 4pm in Austin Stack Park. Locals had been hoping that Fitzgerald Stadium would be the chosen venue but the massive, all-East Kerry decider will instead form part...
Locals rejoice as problem roads finally fixed

Locals rejoice as problem roads finally fixed

There was cause for celebration in Killarney this week as the council confirmed that the problem roads by the Hahah would finally be repaired, after a prolonged period of inaction on the issue. The state of the surfaces on East Avenue Road, the Hahah, and the start of...
Can deadly Geaney derail the Crokes?

Can deadly Geaney derail the Crokes?

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Dr Crokes v Dingle Sunday, April 29 at 2.30pm (Austin Stack Park)  Dingle are a good side. The bookies have them as second favourites to win the County Championship and their unblemished record in the Club Championship to date speaks for...
Pedestrian crossings at roundabouts

Pedestrian crossings at roundabouts

Can anyone tell me the logic behind placing pedestrian crossings directly after roundabouts? It’s a genuine question that has perplexed me for a while now. Surely it’s dangerous? We seem to have quite a few in Killarney; in fact, there’s a very prominent one quite...
Leaders Celtic march on towards league final

Leaders Celtic march on towards league final

Premier A Killarney Celtic          7-1      Listowel Celtic Peter McCarthy (2) Danny Roche (2) Wayne Sparling (2) Michael Devlin Killarney Celtic are one step closer to confirming their place in this year’s league final following another comfortable victory over...
How I became a diehard Warriors fan

How I became a diehard Warriors fan

I love basketball but you’d nearly want the stamina of LeBron James just to maintain interest throughout the NBA’s 82-game regular season. 82 games. It’s madness when you think about it. Realistically, a handful of teams are absolute certs to make the playoffs, and...
Crokes reach seventh consecutive club final

Crokes reach seventh consecutive club final

  Dr Crokes secured their place in the 2018 Club Championship final with a 0-18 to 1-10 victory over Austin Stacks in Lewis Road on Sunday. Stacks started brightly and raced into an early lead but Crokes’ class eventually began to show and the sides went in level at...
A bit of understanding goes a long way

A bit of understanding goes a long way

There’s a lot of negativity floating about at the minute. The upcoming referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment has been hugely contentious so far and we’re still a full month out from the vote. A whole bunch of people feel very strongly about it on both sides...
Town mourns victims of Gap of Dunloe tragedy

Town mourns victims of Gap of Dunloe tragedy

The town of Killarney is in a state of shock this week following a tragic accident at the Gap of Dunloe which claimed the lives of two North American tourists. Rosalynd Joy Few (64) and Normand Larose (62) were killed when the jaunting car in which they were...
Do we really need a second cinema?

Do we really need a second cinema?

News that Killarney is to get a second cinema has caused quite a stir over the past couple of days with strong opinions on both sides of the divide. While some have welcomed the move, others have questioned the need of another cinema in a town of Killarney’s size. The...
“Great Friday” turns out to be just average

“Great Friday” turns out to be just average

Judging by the furore generated by the abolition of the Good Friday drinking ban, a lot of people were expecting carnage when the day finally came around. The reality, however, was a lot less exciting. Last Friday was the first time Irish bars were officially...
Oskars co-stars share the spoils

Oskars co-stars share the spoils

Division 2 Glenflesk 1-11 Kilcummin 1-11 Off the field, the GAA clubs of Glenflesk and Kilcummin have come together in recent weeks to collaborate on a novel fund-raising project that saw members recreate scenes from famous movies and TV shows. It’s great to see...
Is it time to turn our backs on the Book?

Is it time to turn our backs on the Book?

The alarming “breach of trust” (Mark Zuckerberg’s words) that has led to this Cambridge Analytica scandal has left many users wondering if they should delete Facebook altogether. To be honest, it might be no harm. 50 million people had their data unwittingly mined,...
Fixture debacle a sad end to the year

Fixture debacle a sad end to the year

The Lakers were always going to be up against it in the League Cup. Realistically they needed to beat three teams from the top four in Division 1A to win this competition so the odds were against them from the start The one factor in their favour was home advantage in...
Lakers and Kilkenny in showdown for the Shield

Lakers and Kilkenny in showdown for the Shield

Scotts Lakers v Paris Texas Kilkenny Sunday at 3pm (Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre) A full house is expected at the Auracle on Sunday afternoon as the Scotts Lakers host Kilkenny with the Division 1B Shield up for grabs. It has been a rollercoaster first year...
Irish in the North? What about Irish in the south?

Irish in the North? What about Irish in the south?

Incredibly, of all the issues that plague the political sphere north of the border, it’s the proposed Irish Language Act that is reportedly keeping Stormont shut down. Whether this is really a critical issue for Sinn Féin and the DUP or merely an exercise in points...
Scotts Lakers v LYIT: Five things to watch out for

Scotts Lakers v LYIT: Five things to watch out for

National League Division 1B Scotts Lakers v LYIT Donegal Saturday, February 17 at 7.30pm (Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre) 1. Five in a row? After an inconsistent first half of the season, the Lakers finally seem to have found their feet in the National League....
Home draw for Celtic in FAI Junior Cup

Home draw for Celtic in FAI Junior Cup

KILLARNEY CELTIC have been handed a home fixture in the draw for the last 16 of this season’s FAI Junior Cup. Last year’s semi-finalists will play either Ballymun United (Dublin) or North End United (Wexford) who face each other on February 3 in the last...
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