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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday April 16th, 2015

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In this week’s

Kerry’s Eye....

As over a dozen firefighters battled a massive wildfire at the foothills of Mangerton last Wednesday evening, four other fires were deliberately started within a 2km radius by bystanders who then fled the scene, it has emerged.

The devastated parents of missing Cork student, Karen Buckley (24), are regular visitors to Killarney on short holiday breaks from their dairy farm outside of Mallow.

Almost 8,000 people are now waiting to see a consultant at Kerry General Hospital for the first time, with numbers growing at an unprecedented rate.

Up to the end of March, the number of children, elderly people and patients waiting for general surgery has grown by 28% on the previous year.

A Lixnaw man who defied medical odds to be able to speak and breathe independently after a freak accident last year, is now looking to the future and hoping to return to his family - with the help of his local community.

Locals are rallying around Mike Shanahan, who plans to move back to his Keel home with his wife and son in the coming months to complete his recovery, after a freak tractor accident left him completely paralysed from the shoulders down last year.

A hit romantic reality TV series, The Bachelorette - which is watched by over 15 million US viewers every week - will provide priceless publicity for Kerry on ABC television this summer. The stars of the reality show and a crew of up to 70 have just finished filming in romantic locations around Killarney and Tralee.

They could be twin sisters - but they’re twin strangers! Castleisland woman Niamh Geaney became an internet sensation this week, after details of her search for her doppleganger went viral.







Tough on burglars,

but no extra gardaí?



The Minister for Justice is getting tough on burglars, with a new set of laws aimed at making sure repeat offenders face longer jail terms and find it harder to walk out of court free on bail.

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The Kerry senior hurlers won an epic battle against Antrim in Parnell Park last Saturday in the Div1B/Division 2A promotion decider. A spectacular effort by John Egan in injury time saw the Kingdom promoted to Div 1 hurling at the second time of asking. They won Div 2A last year but were beaten in that play-off by Offaly.

Read the best report only in this week's Kerry's Eye



They've done it again! PS Chorca Dhuibhne created college history by becoming the first Kerry side to win back-to-back All Ireland titles. Having come through replays and extra-time, the men from the west were battle-hardened. And despite a gutsy showing by their opponents, Roscommon CBS, Chorca Dhuibhne pulled away to win with something to spare.

Read Jimmy Darcy's riveting account in this week's Kerry's Eye.



But it's not only success in GAA fields. Tralee Dynamos became oly the second soccer club to reach the prestigious Munster Junior Cupo Final. They came from a goal down against Limerick's Janesboro to seal a handsome 3-1 win. They now face Carrick United in the final in Mounthawk Park in mid-May.

Read Christy Leahy's eye=witness account in this week's paper.


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