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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 5th December, 2013
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The heartbroken husband of a woman who was buried last weekend is demanding a full inquiry into why he had to wait over 20 minutes for an ambulance from Listowel - while his wife choked to death less than a mile from Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.
Liz Riordan from Direen, Cahersiveen, died last Thursday - the day of her 53rd birthday - six days after choking while eating at a Tralee restaurant.
An audit of sick days carried out by the Local Government Audit Service has found that council staff in Kerry are amongst the unhealthiest in the country - and call in sick more than twice as often as private sector employees.
Workers at Kerry County Council take an average of almost thirteen sick days a year according to the report, costing the local authority an estimated €2.63 million.
Residents of a Tralee housing estate were shocked this week as news spread that neighbour Naomi Mothersoul had been taken to the UK and jailed for 18 months - for her part in an armed robbery 19 years ago.
Meanwhile, Killarney actress Jessie Buckley is hitting the big time in London’s West End - and enjoying every moment of a lengthy on-stage snog every night with Hollywood hunk Jude Law.
Jessie’s performance as Law’s lover in Shakespeare’s Henry V drew rave reviews after the play’s official opening at the Noël Coward Theatre on Tuesday night.
Kerry captain Eoin Brosnan announced his retirement from inter-county football this week. Brosnan's alround ability saw him play at wing forward, midfield and later in defence for his county. In the mid-2000's he was a veritable goal machine for The Kingdom. In a two page tribute Brosnan talks about his reasons for retiring. Current Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice also pays tribute to a player who ranks sixth in the all time rankings with 68 appearances.
PHEW! That was close. 1/33 favourites very nearly fell to Clare champions Cratloe. Having led by seven points at the break the Killarney side were overwhelmed by the Bannermen containing four All star hurlers.
But a gritty finish, without the sent-off Colm Cooper, got the Black & Ambers over the line.
Read the best match report only in Kerry's Eye this week.
Kilcummin survive- Finuge drop out of the Garvey's SuperValu County senior Football Championship.
In a gripping game in Strand Road on Saturday Kilcummin held off a battling but tired North Kerry outfit.
Meanwhile other relegation matters were moving towards resolution in Annascaul. Ardfert defeated An Ghaeltacht for the first time in a thriller. This sent the Westerners down to County League Division Three. Ardfert may yet join them. They must defeat Kenmare this Sunday in Listry to stay in Division Two.
With the 'hoop' season in full swing it was a good weekend for Kerry clubs. Tralee Imperials were forced to move their game to Killarney. But they beat National Cup champions Drimnagh Dynamos with something to spare.
Meanwhile Team Garvey's beat Titans and Tom McCarthy's accounted for UL Huskies in a three time victorious weekend. If that isn't enough The Castleisland Basketball Blitz is launched this Friday.
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