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A cab driver picks up a nun. She gets into the cab, and the cab driver won't stop staring at her. She asks him why he is staring and he replies, "I have a question to ask you but I don't want to offend you." She answers: "My dear son, you cannot offend me. When you're as old as I am and have been a nun as long as I have, you get a chance to see and hear just about everything. I'm sure that there's nothing you could say or ask that I would find offensive." "Well, I've always had a fantasy to have a nun kiss me." She responds, "Well, let's see what we can do about that: #1, you have to be single and #2 you must be a Catholic." The cab driver is very excited and says, "Yes, I am single and I'm Catholic too!" The nun says, "OK, pull into the next alley." He does and the nun fulfils his fantasy. But when they get back on the road, the cab driver starts crying. "My dear child." said the nun, "Why are you crying?" "Forgive me sister, but I have sinned. I lied, I must confess, I'm married and a I'm a Baptist." The nun says, "That's OK, I am on the way to a Halloween party, and my name is Kevin."

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Michael Hogan Commemoration SF Challenge game - Tipperary v Cork Following the disappointment which followed the cancellation due to the inclement weather experienced in May of much of the Michael Hogan memorial weekend, the people of Grangemockler will complete their commemoration of Michael Hogan and the events of Bloody Sunday on the weekend of 31st of October 2009. The events will kick off with a senior football challenge between Tipperary and Cork under the new lights in Semple Stadium Thurles on Halloween

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Top Gear Live 2009 World Tour Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the infamous STIG will bring Top Gear Live, sponsored by Brown Thomas, to the RDS, Dublin with a spectacular new show from Thursday, 3rd December to Sunday, 6th December 2009.

formance classics in Ireland will be on display in the Iconic Classics Area, including veteran, vintage, classic and the modern and future classics. New to Top Gear Live this year are a number of interactive zones, including Dream Rides, which offers visitors a chance to take a ride in one of the world’s hottest supercars. Alternatively, why not try the Dunlop Tyre Challenge, where visitors can beat the experts and test their skills under the watchful eye of the Dunlop Motorsport Crew. Tractor junkies beware! Top Gear Live is heading to the country! Don’t miss the unique Tractor Challenge, as a team of four men attempt to build a 1948 Ferguson tractor against the clock! See them transform a pile of parts into a roaring machine in under 10 minutes. Watch in awe as the gold medal champions from Dublin Institute of Technology strip and re-build automobile engines and bring them to life in the DIT Do Engine Mania Zone. Visitors can also get their hands dirty as they dismantle engine parts and examine what makes them tick!

Conceirge Ciaran Bass with the Stig and Garda Hugh Shovlin outside the Brown Thomas Store on Wicklow Street

Top Gear Live 2009 promises to be an edge-of-your-seat experience for guests, with flaming rally cars, extreme underground street racers, and cars which change colour in the blink of an eye. In addition to this the audience will experience the world’s first attempt at an indoor loop the loop and exciting sequences featuring the infamous Stig, who will be leading our troop of international stunt drivers via a mix of hand gestures, sonic pulses and Morse code, showing audiences the ultimate in precision driving. Not only will the event return with a spectacular new live Theatre Show, but Top Gear Live is thrilled to announce a number of new and exciting additions to this year’s Motor Arena.

For those looking for additional excitement, the high tech Simulators are not to be missed. Visitors can experience the thrill of riding in fast cars in the high tech Simulators, which are based on sophisticated technology developed for multi-million pound flight simulators used by Astronauts, Airline Pilots and Jet Fighter Crews. Integrating acceleration and G-forces from a high-performance three axis motion system, with images displayed on a big screen and DVD quality sound, this is not to be missed by adrenaline junkies! For some time out, visitors can test drive the hottest and latest PS3 and PSP games in the PlayStation Pitstop. Visitors can test their driving skills at the GT5 Prologue fastest lap challenge to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. In addition, world famous toy store Hamleys will be adding some magic to Top Gear Live this year with Hamleys Highway. Visitors can enjoy an array of different features including Scalextric roadshows, a GAME interactive area, Lego competitions and of course the Hamleys Bear will also be making an appearance. In addition, the Paddock Tour offers Diamond and Corporate ticket holders the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the line-up of cars from the Top Gear Live Theatre Show. Check out the mechanics fixing, tweaking and repairing all the damage inflicted during the live Theatre Show! The size of the Top Gear Live World Tour makes for some interesting statistics. This year, it will play to over 340,000 fans on four continents; and 135 trucks, 3 ships, 1 freight plane and 94 cars, and 150 sets of tyres will be required to keep this high-octane show on the road. The audience will witness an eye-popping 92,160 sq ft of fireballs and have their senses assaulted by decibel levels that reach 104d. With even more space dedicated to amazing cars and a host of new and exciting interactive features, Top Gear Live 2009 promises to be an enthralling experience for fans of the show. Tickets available from €49. For ticket information log on to or or call 0818 300 800. Brown Thomas Limited Edition Diamond Tickets are available while stocks last and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Garda Hugh Shovlin jokes with the Stig as he pretends to give him a speeding ticket outside the Brown Thomas Dublin Store on Wicklow Street.

The Hall of Fame in association with Autoglass celebrates some of the fastest and coolest cars on the planet. Name a supercar and you’ll almost certainly find it in the Top Gear Live Hall of Fame! These incredible automobiles will be displayed to give visitors maximum possible access to this jaw-dropping collection of cars, which will include the Ferrari California, Maserati GT, Nissan Skyline GT-R35, Audi R8 V10, Bentley Bio Fuel, the Bentley Continental Supersports – Top Gear Live is a showcase of the world’s best! For true car lovers, the fantastic Motor Arena features the world’s most stylish, rare and expensive cars, the latest gadgets, luxury goods, car accessories and motoring technology – displaying everything a car lover could dream of and more! A collection of the most iconic and breathtaking prestige and perThe Stig gets the Luas

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Lorrha Junior ‘A’ Champions celebrate their great win over Clonoulty in the Final. Photo: Rose Mannion.

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Last week, stylist Sonya Lennon donned a ‘blinged’ ISPCC volunteer bib to help launch the ISPCC’s ‘Get Your Bib On’ recruitment drive. The ISPCC are appealing to people from all over Ireland to sign up as fundraising volunteers to help reach their Christmas fundraising goal of €1 million. The ISPCC is the only agency in Ireland providing a national 24 hour support service to children and young people. In spite of this, the ISPCC continues to rely on the generosity and support of the Irish people for over 90% of its funding. Speaking at the launch, Ashley Balbirnie, CEO (ISPCC) said ‘this year, more than ever, we need the support of individuals and groups from every corner of Ireland. We are asking people to help us make a positive difference to the lives of Ireland’s most vulnerable children’. Mr Balbirnie also stressed the benefits of volunteering; ‘for many people volunteering is a new year’s resolution, so we are asking people to come on board and tick it off their list before the end of the year! Volunteering is great fun, you get an opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and make a real difference in your own community.’ Volunteers can help out in many different ways this Christmas such as taking part in public collections, holding a fundraising event in aid of the ISPCC with friends, family or colleagues or by simply making a donation to the ISPCC.

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Signs You're "All Grown-Up Now" -- You keep more food than beer in the fridge. Over the next few weeks the ‘Get Your Bib On’ recruitment drive will be visiting shopping centres all over Ireland encouraging individuals, companies and groups to help out this Christmas. The ISPCC staff will be on hand to discuss all aspects of volunteering as well as giving the public a chance to try on a unique range of special ‘Blinged’ Bibs. For more information, or to register as a volunteer, please log on to or call 1850 50 40 50.

-- 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed. -- You hear your favourite song on an elevator.

-- Your car insurance goes down and your payments go up. -- Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt. -- You no longer take naps from noon to 6 PM.

-- You watch the Weather Forecasts. -- Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook up and break up. -- You go from 130 days of holiday time to 14. -- Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up." -- You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.

-- Dinner and a movie is the whole date, instead of the beginning of one. -- A €4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff." -- You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time. -- 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work. -- You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.

-- You don't know what time the local chipper closes anymore.

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White House Fitness Consultant joins the team of Tipperary based fitness magazine One of the America’s top fitness management consultants, Ted Vickey has joined the editorial team of Life and Fitness Magazine Ireland. Ted is the former Executive Director of the White House Athletic Center under the Bush, Clinton and George W Bush administrations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise. He joins the team of Life and Fitness as a contributing editor, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the magazine. Life and Fitness is Ireland’s leading healthy lifestyle magazine and is the first in the country to be distributed free through gyms and leisure centres nationwide. It contains articles on fitness, health, weight loss, nutrition and wellness from some of the country’s leading experts. The bimonthly publication, which is published in Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary, also offers regular email newsletters to subscribers, containing up to date news and developments in the health and fitness industry. Derry O Donnell, publisher and editor said “We are absolutely delighted to have someone with Ted’s credentials join the team. He is very highly regarded in the fitness industry in the US. Ted has also written a number of fitness related books along with articles for several US and International publications. His expertise will be a great addition to us.” Ted said “I am pleased to be part of the Life and Fitness magazine team. Derry has some great things planned for the magazine and the readers and I am happy to be part of his journey. Fitness is one of my passions, so this opportunity is a natural fit.” Ted contributed to the magazine earlier this year with articles on golf fit-

ness. The upcoming November issue of Life and Fitness Magazine will include a number of articles written by him on fitness and exercise. Ted is President of FitWell LLC, a fitness consulting company to small businesses, corporations and the golf industry. Clients have included the White House Athletic Center, The US Department of Commerce, Osram Sylvania, Fruit of the Loom and Eastern Mountain Sports. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise and founder of serving the fitness needs of golfers worldwide. Ted received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State, a Master’s degree in International Entrepreneurship Management from the University of Limerick and has been an ACE Personal Trainer since 1992. Over his career, Ted has helped thousands of people achieve their goal of better health through better fitness The American Council on Exercise® (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals. Founded in 1985, today ACE is one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world. They currently have more than 55,000 certified fitness professionals in 107 countries. ACE certification, continuing education and training are among the most respected in the fitness industry.

Heavy Metal Halloween at The Source It’s funny how musical formats come and go, but Heavy Metal seems like it is here to stay. In fact when The Source recently asked a group of young Thurles people what they would like to see on the stage, they overwhelmingly went for a heavy metal evening. Now it’s about to happen and what more fitting night for it to take place than Halloween. This celebration of Ireland’s current heavy metal scene has drawn interest from bands from all over

After the year Irish businesses have had it’s time for a PARTY!! have teamed up with Local Discounts to arrange a Xmas party in aid of charity. Sian Phillips of said, “After staying at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick recently we had the idea to hold a party there. The accommodation was superb; staff were very helpful and lovely to deal with; and the food was absolutely amazing.

Grainne of Local Discounts says: “In the course of a conversation with Sian about the Charity party we discovered that we had both had meningitis. Fortunately for both of us the outcome was a positive one! I believe it is this common life link that has lead to this great night for a wonderful charity.”

When we found out the Christmas Party menu was such great value we booked a night immediately. And as we’ll have over 100 people attending we will have a private room to ourselves so will be ideal for business networking too. Although sometimes the work has to stop and the partying start.

Whatswhat and Local Discounts are asking for companies to donate a prize for the raffle – some great prizes have already been confirmed. They will be having a slide show running all evening advertising companies. If you wish to be on this slide show they are asking for a donation of at least €30 which will go directly to Barnardos Ireland – you So on Saturday 28th November don’t have to attend to show your starting at 7pm please come to the support. Anyone providing a prize Absolute Hotel, Limerick for a great for the raffle will also be included night. on the slide show. It’s a great way to advertise your business to at least Because the price is so reasonable 100 attendees. we thought we’d add €10 on to it which will be donated directly to If you wish to stay overnight rooms charity. So for only €59 you’ll get a can be booked in the Absolute Hotel cocktail reception, 5 course meal, from only €69 a room – please conlive band and disco, late night bar tact the hotel directly. plus a donation to charity. Sian Phillips say, “Grainne, Barbara You can book your company Xmas and myself would love for the Xmas party if you want to join in with a party to be a success for the charicrowd – or just come along as you ties, the businesses involved and wish, with or without partners. most importantly for the attendees Maybe get a group of friends toto have a good time. gether and book a table of 8 or 10.” So please come along and support a Having decided on Barnardos Iregreat event. Please see land as one of the charities they for wanted to include on the night the full details and booking. Spaces are girls then managed to get Maclean limited and it’s only a few weeks Burke (Damian from Fair City); away so please book asap. Unfortuwho is a good friend of nately places can’t be confirmed; to attend and host the without payment as the hotel has to raffle and be the compére for the be paid in advance. night. Mac supports the Baby Max – Wings of Love charity and that is Happy partying the main charity being sponsored on Sian, Grainne & Barbara” the night – the €10 per head plus of both the studio and the road and this is an opportunity for them to show off in their native town.

the country. However, the most exciting fact is that Tipperary is represented by two fantastic outfits. iBurn have members from Clonmel and Thurles and have been interested in playing the venue for sometime. They are veterans

proceeds from the raffle will go direct to Baby Max – Wings of Love.

Thoughts of Ruin are a Clonmel outfit who pull no punches. They have played the length and breadth of the country and are well known for their energetic live performances. Clare’s Censura are also confirmed on the bill. They have a new CD out in December and are currently winding up for the subsequent tour.

So, if you want to get acquainted with the current state of Metal in Ireland and you have some dandruff you want to spread around, why not get down to The Source for Halloween? Annihilation is at The Source Arts Centre on Saturday 31st October at 8pm. Tickets €12/€10 Concession. For Bookings please call the Box Office on 0504 90204 or log on to

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Saturday 31st Oct Instant Orchestra Nico Brown

Age: Adults

Venue: Gaelscoil - Euro 5

Friday 30th Oct Gombeens Clowning Around Workshops Venue: Heritage Centre - Euro 5 11.00am-11.45am - 8-12 years old 12.00pm-12.45pm - 8-12 years old

Read and Draw with Niamh Sharkey

Drive in Cinema Showing ET : The Extra Terrestrial (1982) Venue: Springfort Retail Park, Stereame, Limerick Road Time: 6pm & 9 pm Cost; €20 per car (max 5 per car) Gates open 5pm for 6pm show & 8.15pm for 9pm show. Unique drive-in movie event featuring a 1980's classic

FREE (Booking Essential) 1.00pm-3.00pm - 5-8 years

Gombeen Theatre Troupe Donkey Feathers Venue: Banba Square - FREE 4.00pm The Gombeens are two bantering jesters, elegently dressed and eager to present a sophisticated variety act. But these two Gombeens are fooling no one. Their natural irreverence shines through in everything they do. Stubborn as a donkey, poetic as a single feather, Mickee and Jawnie find as much fun in the unplanned moments as any other. Chaos is around every corner. Armed with the oldest of trickery, daft mimicry, unhinged music, and even animal training, all wrapped in the fools philosophy, this outrageous street show climaxes in the most unforgettable exit of any clowns. When asked about Donkey Feathers the two Gombeens said Imagine a world where mallets can talk as well as drive pegs into the ground. Now stop imagining that! Come to see us!

A magical evening of film in the open air; listen to the film from the comfort of your own car. This family favourite, E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial is a 1982 science fiction film coproduced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Elliott (played by Thomas), a lonely boy who befriends a friendly alien, dubbed E.T., who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help the alien return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government. Notes * You will be required to have a car radio to listen to this drive in movie. * Please note places are allocated on a first come first served basis. No vans permitted. * MPV's, 4X4's and Jeeps will be parked at the rear of the car park to ensure visibility of the screen from smaller cars. * Please cooperate fully with stewards and authorities. * We ask that all patrons respect the retail park and please bring your rubbish home with you or use bins provided.

Notes for Parents * Please book early for workshops to avoid disappointment. * Make sure the performance or workshop you are attending is suitable for your child’s age - if it’s not, your child will not really enjoy it. * Places will only be kept for five minutes before the beginning of workshops, then places will be given to people waiting.

* Age limit and participant numbers will be strictly adhered to. * In the interest of safety for allchildren, please ensure you sign your child in and out of all workshops (leaving your contact details). * This festival operates a child protection policy. This policy is available to view on request and on our website. * Most of all Enjoy the Festival!


11.30am-12.30pm Duration: One Hour 3+ years The angklung is a tuned bamboo rattle from Indonesia with an exciting and melodious sound. In this fun hour for families with children aged 3 and up, Nico and Martin will spend a little time mastering the simple technique of playing the angklung and then invent original compositions. No musical experience is required. The more players the better!

Lantern Making Workshops FREE (Booking Essential) 10am-11am - 4's with adult 11.30am-12.30pm - 4-7 years 1.30pm-2.30pm - 8-12 years 3pm-4pm - 12+ years

Put the Nina in Nenagh Crossword Solving Workshop Venue: Library - €12

Crossword setter and editor for the UK The Independent newspaper, Mike Hutchinson is holding a workshop that aims to help you unlock the secrets of cryptic crosswords.

Halloween Haunted Tour Venue: Heritage Centre FREE (Booking Essential) 12pm - Under 7 years 1pm - 8+ years 2pm - 8+ years

Haunted tour directed by Jenny Bracken. In association with Foroige and Nenagh Heritage Centre. Visit, explore and be surprised!

Festival Finale with Lantern Lighting followed by Fireworks Venue: Eire Og GAA Complex Entry Euro 2 7.00p.m.

For Bookings phone 067-34900

Exhibitions Niamh Sharkey - Illustration Exhibition Venue: Nenagh Library Niamh Sharkey is a bestselling author and illustrator, creator of I'm a Happy Hugglewug,

Artist Katy Goodhue asked children in 4 national schools of Ballingarry Parish, Slieveardagh in Tipperary to take small video cameras home to gather interviews about the past.

Ravenous Beast.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and parents responded with hours of interview material. Some people told of coal mining, which took place in Slieveardagh until the 1970's. The childrens' artwork and interview DVD have been exhibited in several venues across Tipperary.

Why not join Niamh on Friday for Read & Draw workshops (Booking Essential).

Subsequently, animator David Quin took interviews with five coal miners from the Mines DVD.

Mines of Information Exhibition

David edited the interviews into a five minute script and animated the miners' stories using the stop-motion animation technique. The film, called T'was a Terrible Hard Work won the support of the Irish Film Board, The Arts Council and RTE under the Frameworks scheme.

The Ravenous Beast and Santasaurus. This exhibition will show illustrations from The

Venue: Heritage Centre Mines of Information originated as a Per Cent for Art project in 2007.

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Good luck to Thurles Sarsfields for their Munster Club Senior Hurling Quarter Final against NewtownCongratulations to Moyle Rovers shandrum of Cork in Semple Stadion their 1 point victory (3-6 to 1um at 2.30pm on Sunday. 11) over Aherlow in the County Sarsfields were defeated by NewSenior Football final on Sunday last townshandrum in the Munster Club in Semple Stadium. In a grandstand championship in 2005 so this will finish Moyle Rovers held off a very no doubt provide additional motivaspirited fightback from Aherlow tion for Sunday’s game. The winwho will feel disappointed not to ners will have a home venue for the have secured a draw. Well done to semi-final against the Limerick both teams on providing such a champions, Adare which is due to high quality contest. When Noel be played on Sunday November Morris, Chairman of the Football 15th. . Interestingly, Cian O’Neill, Board, presented the O’Dwyer Cup the Tipperary senior hurling team to Liam Cronin, captain of Moyle trainer, is part of the NewtownshanRovers, Liam was receiving it for drum backroom team. the fifth time having previously captained them to county final suc- Good luck also to Carrick Davins cess in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2000, for their Munster Club Intermediate which is an extraordinary achieveHurling Quarter Final against ment. The peerless Declan Browne Whitegate of Clare which will be who contributed 2-4 of Moyle Rov- played in Whitegate on Saturday, ers’ 3-6 total was awarded the Man October 31st at 2pm. The winners of the Match accolade. Sunday’s will have a home venue for the win gave Moyle Rovers their 7th semi-final against South Liberties title in 15 years which is a great of Limerick which is scheduled for tribute to their players and all inSunday, November 8th. volved with the club.

COUNTY MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL Congratulations to Ardfinnan on winning the County Minor A Football championship in Semple Stadium last Sunday when they defeated Loughmore Castleiney in a replay. Afterwards County Chairman, Barry O’Brien presented the Michael Hogan Perpetual Challenge Cup to winning captain, Jason Coffey. Shane Fagan of Ardfinnan won the Man of the Match award. It is the first time since 1971 that Ardfinnan won the County Minor A Football title.


Michael Hogan Commemoration – TIpp V CORK SF CHALLENGE Following the disappointment which followed the cancellation due to the inclement weather experienced in May of much of the Michael Hogan memorial weekend, the people of Grangemockler will complete their commemoration of Michael Hogan and the events of Bloody Sunday next weekend, October 31st and November 1st. The events will kick off with a senior football challenge between Tipperary and Cork under the new lights in Semple Stadium Thurles on Halloween night, Saturday 31st at 7.00pm. The clash of the Conor Counihan's Munster champions and All Ireland runners up and John Evans National league division 3 winners will provide a fitting

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opportunity to finish off the footballing year in what will be the last inter county match of 2009. Admission is €10 for adults, €5 for OAPs and students and children are free. The weekend will be completed when Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Criostóir Ó Cuana unveils a plaque in Michael Hogan's home village of Grangemockler on Sunday morning November 1st at 9.15am. This plaque will commemorate the events of Bloody Sunday in this the 125th year of the GAA. The 125th anniversary celebrations of the GAA could not be completed without marking such a seminal moment not alone in GAA history but in that of the formation of our nation as a whole. The people of Grangemockler are anxious to finish what was started earlier in the year with a fitting conclusion to their efforts to honour one of their own and would invite all of those who wish to be part of this commemoration of the momentous events of Bloody Sunday 1920 to join us over the weekend

CELEBRATION OF GAA 125TH ANNIVERSARY ON NOVEMBER 1ST Next Sunday, November 1st is the anniversary date of the founding of the GAA 125 years ago and a programme of events has been organised for Sunday in Thurles. Every Tipperary club is requested to send at least one representative to participate in the celebrations. Following the special mass at 11am in the Cathedral a procession led by the Artane Band will take place from the gates of St Patricks College to the Dr Croke Monument in Liberty Square. Club representatives attired in club top or track suit will march under their Divisional banner. The Durlas Óg U14 panel who participated in the Féile na nGael this year will carry a flag for each of the 32 counties. The special Mass will be celebrated by His Grace, the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr Dermot Clifford, who is also Patron of the GAA. An Fear a Tí for the ceremony at the Dr Croke Monument will be Micheál Ó Muirchearthaigh. There will be a welcome from Tipperary County Board Chairman, Barry O’Brien. Pat Walsh, who is a descendent of GAA founder and its first president Maurice Davin, will read the letter from Dr. Croke to

Michael Cusack about the founding of the Association and GAA President Christy Cooney will lay a wreath. The TG4 Player Awards will be presented at Semple Stadium on Sunday as part of a programme of events which features the Munster Hurling Club Championship final between Thurles Sarsfields and Newtownshandrum of Cork. After the game at 4.15pm, the Tipperary County Board Laochra Sean Ghaeil Awards for 2009 will be presented in the Semple Stadium Dome by Christy Cooney. There will be 32 recipients – 8 from each of the county’s 4 divisions. Well done to all recipients who are been honoured for their lifetime contributions to the GAA.

COLLEGES FIXTURES In the Dr. Harty Cup Munster Colleges Senior Hurling, Our Lady’s Templemore will play Blackwater CS Lismore at Cashel at 2.30pm on Wednesday November 4th. Cashel will play Rochestown at Rathcormack at 1.30pm on Tuesday, November 3rd in Senior Football C (Corn an Rúnaí). In first year B Hurling (Sciath Ui Cathain) there are 3 games on Tuesday, November 3rd all at 2.30pm – Abbey CBS Tipperary will play Scoil Ruan Killenaule at the Abbey CBS grounds, St. Ailbe’s Tipperary will play Comeragh College, Carrick-on-Suir at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary and Carrick-on-Suir CBS will play St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh at Littleton. In U16½ C Hurling (Corn Iognaid Rís), Presentation Ballingarry will play St. Pauls Waterford at Cahir at 2pm on Wednesday, November 4th. In U15 A Hurling (Croke Cup), Colaiste Pobal Roscrea will play Thurles CBS “A” at Templemore at 2.30pm on Wednesday November 4th and Our Lady’s Templemore will play Nenagh CBS at Templederry at 2.30pm on Thursday, November 5th. In U15 B Hurling (Hennessy Cup) there are 3 games all at 2.30pm on Wednesday, November 4th – Comeragh College will play Thurles CBS “B” at Carrick-on-Suir, Colaiste Dun Iasciagh Cahir will play Nenagh Vocational School at Morris Park, Thurles and Borrisoleigh will play Thurles CBS “C” at The Ragg. In U16½ B Hurling (Kinnane Cup) Nenagh CBS

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Tipperary GAA Scene will play Mitchelstown at Ballybricken at 2.30pm on Friday November 6th.


Tipperary County Board extends its sympathy to the family of the late Tom Kevin of Beherlahan Dualla club who died last week. Tom won an All Ireland senior hurling medal with Tipperary in 1951. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.

Munster Council so that they can administer the necessary documentation properly. Registration forms have been emailed to all clubs. Among the speakers will be John Ryan (Holycross-Ballycahill and Tipperary Munster Council representative) who will speak on developing club facilities and Ed Donnelly (Moycarkey-Borris and Chairman Tipperary IT Committee) who will speak on website set-up and design.

TIPPERARY GAA SCENE Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include The Munster Clubs Forum will be any item of interest in future articles, held in the INEC, Killarney on Satplease contact the County Public urday November 7th. All clubs have Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086been invited to send at least four del- 8149146 or via e-mail at egates ie. 1 adult administrator; 1 on or before underage administrator; 1 underage 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipcoach; 1 other (with a preference for perary GAA web site at Club Treasurer or PRO). A club to keep up to may send other delegates if they date with all the latest news in Tipwish, but it is important that names perary GAA circles. be registered in advance with the

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A Nite Not to Be Missed All Proceeds in Aid of ISPCC CHILDLINE Admission €12.00 Proceeds of Raffle On Night Will Go To Templemore Athletic Club

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by Catherine Flanagan Maguire Personal Travel Counsellor are also available; driving is on the left. Australia features many climates and types of terrain. The warmest time of year is the summer, from December through February. The currency is the Australian dollar. Sydney An Australia Holiday wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sydney, the country’s oldest, largest and most exciting city. Consistently ranked as one of the most popular cities in the world, Sydney offers beautiful scenery, gorgeous beaches, an appealing outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals, cultural attractions, fine food and wine, and much more. The most famous attraction during a Sydney vacation is the city’s harbor. Visitors can climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a truly breathtaking view. The harborfront Sydney Opera House, an iconic building, offers world-class performances. Other popular activities during a vacation in Sydney include dining at one of the many waterfront restaurants, sunbathing at such beaches as Bondi and Palm, visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, observing Australia’s unique animals at Taronga Zoo or Sydney Wildlife World, and just soaking up the laid-back yet sophisticated vibe of the city. With more than 340 days of sunshine each year, Sydney has a temperate coastal climate. The warmest time of year is the summer, from December through February, when the average high temperature is about 78°F. For more information call Travel Counsellors 0504 33333or e-mail catherine.maguire@travelcounsellors. com

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Anyone fancy swapping goods or services? If yes read on. Do you have a professional service that you can offer to someone in exchange for their services or goods? We are going to try something new in the Tipp Tatler that will allow you to barter for goods and services free of charge. For example maybe you’re a painter who would like to learn how to use computers. Simply send in your offer to us and we will put it out there to see if anyone will respond. Sample offers might read like this:Qualified, experienced painter willing to trade work for lessons in basic computing, ie. Microsoft Word and Excel. Ph: 0504123456 Book keeper available to prepare accounts in exchange for garden and lawn maintenance. Ph: 067-123456 Beautician will exchange gift vouchers for restaurant vouchers. Ph: 087-12345678 etc. etc. Anyhow we’re willing to give it a shot. So if you want to participate just email your offer to or post to Tipp Tatler, Curraghgraigue, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary. A few things to bear in mind: • Keep it short and to the point and try to be specific in what you are offering and what you would like in return. • Goods and services being swapped should be of equal value (add cash if needed) and valued at what they would cost if you were to pay normal rates. • We reserve the right to refuse to publish any offer if it seems inappropriate. • Please don’t send in wording that is just a blatant ad for your business. You can use your business name but without an essay of your skills, type of work you do, long list of services offered etc. etc. • It is a free service, although if we are inundated with 1000’s of offers we will have to charge a nominal fee. So get in early before that happens! • We reserve the right to make up the rules as we go along. Keep it simple and straightforward and there should be no problems. Who knows, maybe it will take off, maybe it won’t. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We’d like to think that it would and believe it is a great opportunity for everyone. There are a couple of websites that offer the same thing also if you want to check them out. and


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ARMY SURPLUS Clothing & Accessories Huge Range now in stock -at 2005 V.W Golf Van 180k on clock but only 30k on new engine that was fitter 12 months ago at cost of over 4000 euro, red , new D.O.E. 4 new tyres , new clutch, new tyres front and rear, full service and valet , good clean van, no offers 5500 euro priced to sell bargin at this price, ph.086-2389773

2000 Volvo C70 convertible 2.0lt auto,silver, with black power roof, black leather, tested till april 2010 spotless condition 116k miles no offers priced to sell 5500 euro bargin at this price ph. 086-2389773

Site for Sale in Centre of Lorrha, Nenagh, FPP for four houses. 057-9139037

As new: sofa bought in Casey’s Furniture, Limerick, April 2009. will sell for €300 o.n.o. Can be seen at anytime. Contact 087-3123992

Situations Vacant Independent Distributors. Earn €500 to €3000 per month, home based, no selling, full training and support given. Tel/Text name and address to 086-3797557.

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EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) sometimes called the “tapping therapy” - is Businss Premises to Let a new set of techniques that are simple to Business Premises in Borrisoleigh to let. apply and that result in Dramatic and ImmeContains two rooms over very busy retail diate beneftis. With EFT you can manage premises. Own access,. Formerly a success- stress, eliminate phobias and anxieties, get ful beauticians. Would suit same type of rid of addictions, address emotional probbusines. For further info contact Marie 087- lems, release the after-effects of physical or 6536442 iiss131 emotional trauma, deal with physical pain, boost confidence, improve performance, Computers love, succeed and enjoy life. Appts. Bernie Business and Home Computers fixed - we’ll 086-3688583 iss130callagain come to you. No need to travel. Excellent Psychic readings by Midlands Radio 103. service - see website testimonials. 086Psychic Bernie Healy 086-3688583 8044084. www.needanerd,ie iss130callagain Leavein Rahanni Celestial Healing, new to Ireland. Rahanni means of one heart. This deep anCounselling Services gelic healing is extremely loving and powerful. Training available from December Professional counselling available in the 2009. Bernie Healy 086-3688583 Thurles area. The service covers general counselling, bereavement, suicide bereave- iss130callagain ment, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, relationPsychic Readings, Hypnotherapy, Past Life ship difficulties and couples counselling. Qualification recognised by the Irish Asso- Regression, Emotional Freedom Technique, Energy Cone Technique, Reiki Master, IET ciation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Some evening appointments availa- Master, Rahanni Celestial Healing. Call Bernie Healy, Brook House Holistic Centre, ble. ph Jim O Shea 087-8211 009 086-3688583 iss131 upto105 Workshops & Training: Angels, angel card reading, psychic development, numerology, Blushing, anxiety, panic attacks, cravings, rune stones, reiki, I. E. T., Rahanni, confifears/phobias - public speaking, flying, dence building, abundance. Bernie Healy, heights, water etc. No drugs involved. A highly effective approach which often works where nothing else will.Mary E. Dolan ADHP 086-104 9219 iss132thencallagain

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Ducklings For Sale This gorgeous flock of these adorable little ducklings for sale. Tel; 086 4021659 good bone, very straight, nice jump. Tel:086-4021659 Health & Beauty PREGNANCY YOGA and POST-PREGNANCY YOGA classes ongoing in Thurles, to sign up for the next round see or call Ciara on 087 2440301. Central location, free parking, new studio. leavein

Guitarist Wanted Base guitarist wanted - Bold, Young, Enthusiastic. Musical preferences not important. Personal Fitness Trainer, private 087-6939445. studio/home training, tone up/weight loss/speed and agility training, Cashel area. Hire / Sale All fitness needs and ages catered for. Contact Health ‘n Fitness 087-6478600 iss132 Passenger Swivel Seat, suitable for disabled people, brand new, can be seen at Donal RyWedding makeup: makeup artist Carmel an Motor Group, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Ryan, Roscrea, will travel to the Bride’s Orignally cost €1500, no reasonable offer home on their special day, to apply stunning refused. looks to the bridal party. To book a trial, 067-22026 / 086-0679922. iss130 phone 087-2773351 iss131 For Sale: 03 Idino Tipper Lorry, immaculate Weightloss: Lose up to 14lbs in 14 days condition, 130,372km fully serviced, with Fabshape. Safe, Easy. No starving. No €25,000. Thurles area. 062-78155 / 086excessive exercise. Are you tired of trying 8780828 iss132 to lose weight to find that you put in on again and more? Do you want your confiHorses dence and wardrobe back? We have the anColt foal for sale . Show-quality foal by swer with Fabshape, the all in one answer Olympic Lux. Out of Diamond Mine to losing weight and keeping it off. mare.Bay. Will make 16.2. 086 4021659 Dee(County Clare) lost over 4 stone, Derek(County Kerry) lost 100lbs on our 3yr old class filly for sale . 16.2 Beautiful great Program. FREE CONSULTATIONS. young horse . Lovely temperament .Ready now for training schooling etc. 086 4021659 Available Nationwide. Phone Breda (0504) 54971, 087-6568051 Quality 3yr old Sporthorse Filly for sale, x Olympic Lux out of Bustenito mare, classic House / Sites for Sale mover, lightly broken, lovely temperament, Small Holding wanted to rent/buy, 5-10 acres, outbuildings or barn. Everything considered. 086-8068616 iss132askderry

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Also, Floor Tiles & Grout Cleaned Pat O’Brien: 087-411 5127 Spooners Contract Cleaning Services • Roof Powerwashing and Painting • Tarmacadam Restoration (Re-Blackening) • • • • • •

Industrial, Commercial & Domestic Carpet, Tile & Window Cleaning Hardfloor Cleaning & Polishing Power Washing & Gum Removal Mobile Car Valeting House Insurance Claims / Demolition and Restoration

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Local Representative in North Tipperary

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All Trees, Tree Plants & Hedging

Martin Morris 086-2886839

24hr service

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Eamonn Walsh QFA Mortgages & Investments Ltd Authorised Advisor

15 Bank St., Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Free Independent Financial Review

Do you want to reduce monthly payments and free up some of your hard earned cash? Diploma in Wealth Management & Mortgage Practice

Phone/Text Eamonn 086-0471147 Email: Eamonn Walsh Mortgages Ltd is regulated by the Financial Regulator as an authorised advisor and a mortgage and investment intermediary

Alan’s Washing MachineRepair All Makes All Models Also Dryers, Dishwashers and Cookers

Reconditioned Washing Machines for Sale

O’Dwyer Steel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary Tel: 062 71102 email:


For: Houses, Pubs, Shops Offices, Nursing Homes etc.

Agent for Blinds, Very Competitive also can supply and fit curtain poles P.J. Jones Moneygall Fitting Service

Tel: 021-4315180 / 087-2902320 Pascal Ryan Electrical Services Thurles

087-2717 465 / 0505-45287 MARY’S FOOT HEALTH CLINIC

Take your first steps to healthy feet Do you suffer discomfort from………

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(will take away grass cuttings)

• Cutting of Lawns • Flower Beds • Rockeries • Raised Beds • All other landscaping needs • For Quotation contact: Charlie

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Shanakill Country Boarding Kennels Roscrea / Templemore area. Where your dog will be happy and well looked after to the highest of standards. Contact John 086-3139523.


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Property Claims Direct act for you. Damage from Plumbing Leaks, Fire or Smoke, Flood, Oil, Burglary, Roof Leaks, Subsidence, No Job to big or too small, 1st Survey Free, No Win No Fee. Call 1890 711711, 087 6860768, or visit lupto 13 Services Septic Tank Emptied. High pressure jetting included. Servicing North Tipperary. Phone 086-7217214 iss135


Social Dancing Social and old time dancing in Cappawhite Resource Centre on 7th November. Music by Sean O’Doherty, dancing 9.30 -12.30 ADM €7. Proceeds to Cappawhite Day Care Centre

To Let Cashel - Flat to let, 1 bedroom, kitchen, living room, fully furnished, central heating. Ph: 0863602361 runcontinously Turf Lorry loads of dry screened hopper turf, delivered and also fire wood. 087-2504635 iss131

Lorry loads of loose turf and firewood delivered. Also in bags. 087-0698631 iss133 Wedding Dresses for Sale Why not beat the recession and buy a Bridal Gown at greatly reduced prices. Save Euros and hire your bridesmaids dresses. All colours and sizes available. Phone 0860301097 iss131

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Dieting? For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than The Irish.

4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than The Irish.








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5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than The Irish.







CONCLUSION: 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than The Irish. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than The Irish.




Speaking English is apparently what kills you.






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“Mr. Meant-to has a friend, his name is Didn't-Do. Have you met them? They live together in a house called Never-Win. And I am told that it is haunted by the Ghost of Might-have-Been. Marva Collins

Prayers The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.N.K. Prayer to St.Anthony O Holy St Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy when on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble & anxiety. Encouraged by this thought I implore you to obtain for me....(here mention your request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles, O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen. Publication promised for request granted. N.K. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. K.Q. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,


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promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. N.M. A Prayer to The Virgin Mary (Never known to fail) - O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, spleandour of heaven, Blessed Mother of the son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herin you are my Mother. O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my necessity (make request). There are none that withstand your power. O show me my Mother. O show me herin you are my mother. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then publish and it will be granted. N.M. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. M.T. In honour of Holy Jesus and His miraculous prayer for dog Bluie, for great favours received and asked for. Also in honour of the Blessed Lady, St. Padre Pio, Holy Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta, for great favours received for dog Buddy, that he will be all right. Gene Ryder.

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ACROSS 1. Northern leader mixed up with fine sin in organisation founded by Arthur Griffith. (4,4) 5. A dresser of hair in small Down linen town with an old distillery near Newtownards. (5) 8. " ---- and the Man." 1898 play by Shaw. (4) 9. Was her entanglement with the ship's rope? (6) 10. "A man cannot be --- careful in the choice of his enemies." Wilde. (3) 11. Information Technology comes to the small church, causing irritation. (4) 12. Troubled dynamic motion includes whirling water. (4) 14. Torch is enough when he has his head under the sand. (7) 15. "What's --- the world to a man when his wife is a widow?" Old Irish Proverb. (3) 16. Hurtles around in Tipperary town where Strongbow was defeated by O'Connor and O'Brien in 1174. (7) 17. If Anne's about recall those who organised the abortive Irish rising of 1867. (7) 20. Put down because one is not in church? (3) 21. See clan about being able to purify. (7) 25. Little Elizabeth takes article to Greek character. (4) 26. Getting on in Kimmage demesne. (4) 28. Public cutback, but working to a private agenda if one has it to grind. (3) 29. Run ale all over in a virtual sense. (6) 30. Make a home in Clones town. (4) 31. Wall to be demolished in Waterford town on the Glenaboy where John Hogan the sculptor was born. (6) 32. Heal tiny troubles in Wicklow village in the valley of the Derry River near Shillelagh. (8)



DOWN 1. Les, any other way to Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford river that joins the Clody in Bunclody? (6) 2. "Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks that everybody is as ----as himself, and hates them for it. " Shaw. (5) 3. Sound returns from the book and T.V. film by Maeve Binchy, filmed in Dunmore East. (6) 4. Row pent up in picturesque Mayo village on Clew Bay under the mountains. (7) 5. Churchman dismantles relic after a century. (6) 6. Unruly child returns from the beginning of 19 down. (4) 7. Ill herds recover in uplands of County Kildare north west of Kildare town. (3,5) 13. Irish politician in Glenade put you down. (6) 14. Ring 49 for the fuel. (3) 15. Bar ale spilled; it's fit for tillage. (6) 16. G.A.T.T. hall demolished in large Dublin southern suburb with a pyramidical shopping centre. (8) 18. Born in Ballylehane early. (3) 19. Bart gets mixed up with R.T.E. in Kerry town with a car ferry to the Limerick side of the Shannon. (7) 22. Lax win over Kerry village, with a ruined castle, once the seat of the Earls of Kerry, near Listowel. (6) 23. Joseph Dzhugashvili (1879-1953) in last mixup. (6) 24. N.Y. brat comes over to West Cork town across the bay from Glengarriff, with Whiddy Island nearby. (6) 25. Little Benjamin comes to church to find a seat for the magistrates. (5) 27. "Better knowledge of ---- than ---without knowledge." Old Irish Proverb (4) -something to live up to! (4)

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4. Take your power back by setting and enforcing your boundaries. You

1. Understand your pattern of thinking and behav-

must take and own your power, which you have

iour, and work on completing your unfinished busi-

given to the abuser. He or she does not take it, you

ness. The pattern should include looking at all

give it and they will gladly take it, because power

your past partners to see if they have common

and control underlies all abuse. You begin to take

characteristics. Use a page for each partner and

your power back when you begin to put into prac-

write out their characteristics. Circle similar char-

tice these steps. This stage involves listing your

acteristics for the entire set of partners. Check these

partner’s faults, shortcomings, inadequacies and

against the person who abused you in childhood, or

personality defects, so that you can begin to recog-

list the characteristics of your mother and father.

nise that he or she is not superior to you. Setting up

Completing unfinished business should include

limits and enforcing your boundaries is a major

admitting that you were abused, neglected or aban-

step to taking back your power. I suggest you go

doned in childhood. It will also include acknowl-

back and read my article on boundaries. You set

edging that you have unresolved feelings of anger,

your boundaries by writing down what specific be-

pain, fear and shame. Listen to your body and al-

haviours that you are no longer willing to tolerate

low the feelings to come. Find ways to express

from your partner. Then it is necessary to clearly

your anger, such as the unsendable letter, letting

let your partner know what your boundaries are.

the anger out by shouting, tearing something up,

For example, you might say ‘it is no longer accept-

hitting some object as hard as you can, and so on.

able to me that you should run me down in public’.

You may even want to confront your original abus-

You don’t have to explain this. Your boundaries

er. You may need a counsellor to help you through

are your own, and you are entitled to lay them

this step.

down without explanation.

2. Confront your partner on his or her abusive be-

5. Continue to speak up. This may not be easy for

haviour. You have already seen the instances of

you. But, being consistent is important, and so eve-

abusive behaviour in previous articles, use these

ry violation of your boundaries and every emotion-

and think of how you might strongly respond to

al abusive behaviour must be brought to the

them. You could, for example, take the categories

abuser’s attention. A simple ‘stop it’ is probably

of verbal abuse already explored (withholding,

the most effective way to do this. Your partner

countering, discounting etc.) and see how you

may, and probably will, react negatively to your

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might respond. One response might be a sharp

newfound assertiveness. Nonetheless, it is vital to

‘stop’. This type of definite response may follow

continue to confront, and if the abuser does not re-

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ner know how he or she is hurting you. This step will be a new way, a more definite way to engage the abuser’s attention. You should practise this

As far as possible complete each step before

with a therapist or a friend. When confronting your

moving on to the next. This may not always be

partner, look into his or her eyes, hold your head

possible because some steps take a long time to

up and speak clearly and firmly. Make sure you are

complete. If this programme does not work then it

well grounded mentally and physically. Make sure

is time to consider leaving the relationship.

you are in the present. Fear may catapult you back into the past. You may prefer to write a letter to your partner as a way of confronting them. You may also decide to confront him or her whenever the abuse is happening. This step is very good for your self-esteem, (bearing in mind what I have already said about the danger of confronting some abusers).

I wish to acknowledge the following as sources Public Health Agency of Canada, Focus on the Family, Mary J. Yerkes, National Exchange Club Foundation, CANOE, Meyesa Maleki, Lilac Lane, David L. Jones, AMEND Workbook, the AzCADV Manual, and Beverley Engel. Continued in next issue) Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze,

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