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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 26th February, 2015

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Family and friends of the late Paud O'Leary (42) from Gneeveguilla arrived in court this week as the trial into his death opened before a jury at the circuit criminal court in Tralee. Shane Fitzgerald (23), Upper Knockeen, Knockduff, Meelin, Newmarket, pleaded not guilty to the charge of dangerous driving causing Mr O’Leary’s death.

The father-of-four was out training for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on the morning of July 1st 2012, when he died from head and neck injuries received in a hit-and-run collision.

The planned €1 billion LNG development in north Kerry will be abandoned by the end of the year unless the government and the EU proves its support within the  next few months.

The mayors of Kerry and Tralee, along with the County Council Chief Executive Moira Murelll, held “a last chance saloon” meeting with Energy Minister Alex White and top government officials in Dublin last Thursday.

Killarney town centre and the town’s main tourist artery, Muckross Road, will be on lock-down for up to two hours this Saturday when traffic is restricted in response to the anti-austerity march to the national Labour Party Conference at the INEC.

Estimates of the attendance at the march, which begins from the Market Cross at 12.30pm, vary from 2,000 to 10,000.

Baby Orlagh McCann made a dramatic and miraculous arrival into the world last Saturday - safely delivered by her mom in the front seat of her dad’s car, two minutes away from Kerry General Hospital .

The little girl just couldn’t wait to be born, and arrived weighing 6Ibs 13.5 ounces in the passenger seat of the green Toyota Corolla, as parents Stacey Heffernan (37), and dad Johnny McCann (37) raced towards the hospital.

 

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Protests reach new levels of menace

THE DUBS ARE HERE

The high-flying Dublin outfit land in Fitzgerald Stadium this Sunday at 2.00pm for their Allianz League meeting with the Kingdom. Kerry may have had the whip hand in the Championship until recent years but our record in the League is patchy. It's 10 years since we've recorded a victory. But captain Kieran Donaghy is expected to play after his club side Austin Stack's exit from the All Ireland series.

Read Sylvester Hennessy's forensic analysis of the new 'Dubs'.

 

MUNSTER COLLEGES TIME

There are two finals in Dr Crokes GAA pitch on Saturday.

The first sees PS Inbhear Sceine take on Micky Ned O'Sullivan's Cork school in the Munster C Football final at 1.00pm.

The second sees PS Chorca Dhuibhne facing Cork's St. Francis Rochestown at  3.00pm. The Rebels put out a highly rated 'Sem' outfit in the semi-final and are capable of overthrowing the current Hogan Cup holders. Both games could go down to the wire.

Read Jimmy Darcy's assessments of the games

 

HURLERS WIN

After a somewhat fortuitous draw at home to Derry in their first Allianz League match, the Kerry hurlers must have made the long trip to Arklow with mixed feelings. But two 7 point hauls from Shane Nolan and Sean Weir helped the Kingdom to a facile win.

Read Brendan Lawrence on the match

 

LACEY CUP

One Dubliner tore away with a cup this week - the Lacey Cup. Sean McKenna battled to get the nod in an exciting opening to the cycling season. He did, however, have an advantage over other riders from outside the county. His uncle is from Inch and Sean himself has ridden the roads many times.

Read Padraig Harnett's account of a riveting day

 

 

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