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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 30th October, 2014

Drugs worth more than €45,000 were discovered in three different locations in Tralee last week, including a makeshift shed in an abandoned ghost estate that gardaí believe was being used to prepare the drugs.

The drugs, which included cannabis, suspected ecstasy and amphetamines were destined for sale in Tralee and North Kerry and in other major towns in the county and were intended to target the Halloween party market, according to a senior garda source.

The woman at the centre of the all-night clifftop rescue operation on Mangerton Mountain this week has gone public to thank Kerry Mountain Rescue Team for bringing her safely through a life-threatening ordeal.

The successful rescue of Mai Murphy, a retired hairdresser from Gneeveguilla, could have had a far different outcome if she had not stayed put with the encouragement of the team, who maintained an all-night vigil through the rain and wind to keep in voice contact with her.

Killarney basketballer Jordan Lee has shown single-minded devotion to make his mark at national level - the Killarney teen has been selected to star with national U15 development squad.

The achievement is extra remarkable for Jordan (14) - because his left arm never developed from the elbow joint down.

The GAA in Kerry is confident it can pull a similar-sized crowd to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on Sunday as attended the drawn county final draw between Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry in Tralee last weekend. The decision to move replay to Killarney came down simply to fairness, according to county board chairman, John O’Leary.

Gardaí and Kerry Fire Service are warning that bonfires and fireworks will not be tolerated during the Halloween celebrations this coming weekend. Their warning comes after a seizure of fireworks in Farranfore last week by Tralee Gardaí. Up to €300 worth of fireworks was seized when a van was stopped and searched last Friday.

 

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Some 7,500 fans watched a riveting double header in Austin Stack Park last Sunday. First Dingle survived two Crokes' goals to row away from the Killaney boys and take the County Minor title.

It was the only one presented that day.

Instead the Bishop Moynihan trophy is still awaiting a victor as Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry played out a draw in the best final for some years.

They go again on Sunday in Fitzgerald Stadium. But who has learned more from the first game.

Read Mike Quirke and Mike Ferriter on the game and Sylvester Hennessy's forensic dissection in this week's Kerry's Eye

 

SHOCK OF THE WEEKEND

That has to be Lixnaw's demolition of Cork's intermediate champions Ballyhea. Down at half time they stormed back with James Flaherty notching 3-2 to travel back from Mallow wiith a great scalp.

Ardfert too recovered from a poor start to beat Clare intermediate champions Wolfe Tones in their Munster Championship quarter final. And Clanmaurice girls came back from Ruislip with another victory.

Read all three reports in this week's Kerry's Eye

 

5 ALL STARS

Kerry came out of the All Star beauty parade with 5 All Stars - one of the fewest by an All Ireland winning side in recent years.

But was that a fair reflection? And who should have won them? Read Sylvester Hennessy's fascinating account of who gets to vote anf the 'behind the scenes' negotiations in the centre spread of this week's Kerry's Eye

 

 

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It’s all happening on the broadband front, if the latest spate of announcements are any indication. This week, Eircom announced it is to roll out a new superfast broadband connection to 66 towns across the country, the same day as the ESB and Vodafone received the OK to carry a high-speed internet connection on ESB lines.

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