Tag Archives: Kerry

Kerry GAA footballer Kevin McCarthy


The court heard that McCarthy had not eaten on the day in question and that he had drank three or four cans of Carlsberg on the bus; five or six brandy and Baileys; and vodka and Red Bull.


The court heard that McCarthy headbutted and bit [security guard] Mr Zybura and also tried to kick him in the groin…


…he injured  garda, Garda Michael Dalton, who suffered a soft- tissue injury to his wrist and was unable to work for more than two months.


  Gda Coleman was also injured by McCarthy, who “bit him on the right hand, and left teeth-marks

Cage him!

Defence solicitor Padraig O’Connell said his client had never been in trouble with the law and was known for his sporting prowess.


Testimonials were handed in to court, including from Kilcummin GAA club, the Kerry County Board, and a former Killarney town councillor, Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan…


Judge Waters convicted Mr McCarthy for all three assaults and fined him a total of €1,400.

Good times.

Kerry football star avoids prison after biting garda in drunk spree (Independent.ie)

Free this weekend?

Go join the circus.

Oliver Brady writes:

We’re hosting the National Circus Festival in Tralee [County Kerry] this weekend, starting on Thursday until Sunday night.

It is the national showcase for contemporary circus and features a different line up each year of top national and international circus performers,

It’s an event founded out of the love of street art, weird, crazy, amazing stuff and of course craic, run by volunteers on a shoestring budget. Tickets at link below.

Circus Festival

Deep Sky ObjectsCork/Kerry alt-rock

What you may need to know…

01. Big riffs and dirty bass-tones emerge from the most recent studio excursion from Cork-based trio Deep Sky Objects.

02. Having emerged a few years back, the band have been steadily gigging around Cork city, with the odd excursion home to Kerry, including last year’s K-Fest in Killorglin.

03. Streaming above is single Desire, the first in a series of monthly singles leading up to August, to be accompanied by UK and Irish summer touring.

04. Catch them at Whelan’s in Dubland on the 15th, and back in Cork city’s Brú Bar on the 22nd.

Thoughts: A tighter, more elastic take on stadium-filler indie/alt, sans the bullshit. Good hustle.

Deep Sky Objects


Ten Past Seveninstrumental freakery from Kerry

What you may need to know…

01. At long last, an excuse to talk about Ten Past Seven. That genre of theirs in full: “Kinky Kerry Sex Metal Trad Scat Gael Core Bog Prog”. Das’ right.

02. Assembling in the early 2000s, the band released debut long-player Shutupyourface in 2006, via the venerable Out on a Limb Records, followed by a split 7″ with Los Langeros that was launched atop Carrantuohill, a string of EPs and intermittent live activity.

03. Streaming above is most recent extended-player Black Box Recordings, crowdfunded and recorded in Black Box Studios in France in 2011.

04. Playing Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on the 28th, supporting Guilty Optics alongside fellow veterans Elk.

Thoughts: Loathe as your writer is to revert to old tropes, ye olde “if you have to ask” applies to Ten Past Seven. Listening yields more noisy insanity than we have room for in this column.

Ten Past Seven