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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 17th April, 2014

In this week’s

Kerry’s Eye....

Two brothers drove from Limerick to Fenit on Monday, specifically to target an 81-year-old man, then barged into his house and attempted to force him to sign blank cheques, gardaí alleged on Tralee District Court heard on Wednesday.

The men both denied breaking into the alleged victim’s home in Fenit when they appeared before Judge James O’Connor on Wednesday.

Senior officials in Kerry County Council will have to get legal advice on whether it’s lawful to hang a crucifix in the revamped council chambers due to open in June.

On Monday, six councillors  backed Councillor John Joe Culloty’s motion to hang a crucifix on the wall of the new council chambers.

Over 7,000 riders have already signed up for this year’s Ring of Kerry Cycle, and organisers warned this week that the event is about to sell out - in record time.

With almost three months to go to the July 5th event, the rate at which registrations have come in has stunned organisers.

They took the unprecedented step this week of warning potential participants to sign up as soon as possible because the 9,000 limit on riders will certainly be reached “within weeks” - months ahead of the cut off point for last year’s event.

Members of the North Kerry Wind Turbine Awareness Group joined with around 4,000 fellow campaigners in Dublin on Tuesday for a national protest outside Leinster House. “As a community we feel like we are not on our own,” said group member Aidan Linnane.

Acting Garda Commissioner Noreen O’Sullivan stressed the importance of rural policing when she paid an hour-long visit to Killarney Garda Station on Wednesday morning. She was welcomed by Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan and Inspector Aileen Magner.

 

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Another cross to bear for voters

HOGAN'S HEROES!! THE WEST AWAKE!!

Doubt if PS Chorca Dhuibhne will object to the rolling out of the odd cliche or two. Their magnificent Hogan Cup victory over reigning champions and odds-on favourites St Pat's College Maghera deserves all the praise that they are getting. Having been thwarted before this year the Dingle team had a more steely look about them. A third Munster title was not enough. St Gerald's of Mayo were blown away in the semis. And then Chorca Dhuibhne came back from a five point half-time deficit to deservedly take the title.

Read Jimmy Darcy's enthralling account and Sylvester Hennessy's statistical analysis in this week's Kerry's Eye.

 

It's 'Road to Croker' time again.

This weekend 24 teams head off in the Castleisland Mart Club Championships. All 12 ties are scheduled for Saturday evening. And all participants will be hoping to win the Kerry championships. Some may risk a glance further down the road admiring Kerry's extraordinary performances in recent years.

So who will get over the first fence and who will fall at the first hurdle.

Read the best previews only in Kerry's Eye.

 

The hurlers were robbed - not by Offaly but by a Croke Park machine that wants 'traditional' counties at top table. But the Kingdom gave the Faithful county an enormous fright leading by a significant margin. Offaly eased away but only  in the final few moments. And now, as manager Eamonn Kelly admits is their main target - winning a second Christy Ring Cup.

Read Sylvester Hennessy's account of the events at Semple Stadium.

 

She's done it again. Tralee Harrier Claire Fitzgerald set a new record at the Irish Universities Games at the weekend. The prodigious shot putter and discus thrower has an international reputation now.

Read Tessa Dennison's report in Kerry's Eye.

 

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