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time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.

The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect beThe Chinese calendar is based on a cause they were responsible for laycombination of lunar and solar move- ing the foundations for the fortune ments. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 and glory of the family. days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an The presence of the ancestors is acextra month once every few years knowledged on New Year's Eve with (seven years out of a 19-year cycle). a dinner arranged for them at the This is the same as adding an extra family banquet table. The spirits of day on leap year. This is why, acthe ancestors, together with the livcording to the solar calendar, the ing, celebrate the onset of the New Chinese New Year falls on a differYear as one great community. The ent date each year. communal feast called "surrounding the stove" or weilu. It symbolizes New Year's Eve and New Year's Day family unity and honours the past are celebrated as a family affair, a and present generations.

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by Elaine Rogers Ok so we know the date February 14th every single (no pun intended) year is called Valentine’s Day. According to our superior on-line encyclopedia (WIKI):

just maybe it’s one of those days, like any other celebratory day, to be left to those who feel like celebrating.

“The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards, and Valentine's Day has become the second-largest greeting card-sending holiday in the United States, behind only Christmas.” So what about those of us who are not involved romantically in the traditional sense? What do they do on Feb 14th? Words such as “cringe”, “hide”, “sabotage” and “rebel” are to be heard across the country. They rush past the shop windows full of romantic paraphernalia. They attempt to ignore the influx of flowers and over sized cards coming through reception at work. They turn off the radio in the car blaring out the classic romantics. They jeer in the petrol station at the unfortunate victims of forgetfulness who purchase the last limp flowers and sagging chocolates as they dash home to get changed for dinner. Is the only other option to rebel? Organise a “singles night”? Defiantly go out with a bunch of the guys / girls to prove it’s not all just about romance? It seems there is just no place for those not involved in romance! Well maybe there isn’t


Practically every day in the year is a day of celebration of some kind. But we mostly don’t know about it unless it directly affects us. For example, Mother’s Day - for mothers. Father’s Day - for fathers. Work/Life Balance Day – only for those who work AND have a life? Earth Day is not for everyone, neither is Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cancer Day etc etc. So here is a suggestion – leave the romance to the romantics involved! Do something else, or do nothing unusual. Valentine’s Day is not a compulsory celebration – if you have nothing to celebrate, then carry on. However, it is a day where we can use the opportunity to show appreciation for one we love. That includes siblings, friends, best friends, colleagues, aunts and uncles, Godparents, pets and many more. There is always someone to be grateful to for something. Valentine’s Day is about love – let us express that love and appreciation for some person, animal, or entity. Let us simply practice gratitude for the universe. Let us simply demonstrate solidarity for a recent event or crisis. Or just have a normal day, and enjoy it.

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TG4 Docudrama investigates controversial incident involving Tipperary men in 1942 A docudrama series produced by Midas Productions called Ceart agus Coir is broadcasting on TG4 at the moment. The series investigates capital punishment in Ireland since the establishment of the State and re-enacts old murder cases from the first half of the 20th century. One very interesting case which features across the two final episodes of the series begins on Thursday, February 11th and continues the following Thursday, February 18th is that of Tipperary Protestant IRA man, George Plant. Plant was executed by firing squad in 1942 for the murder of fellow IRA man and alleged informer, Michael Devereux on Slievenamon Mountain two years previously. The case was one of the most controversial incidents during

the Emergency Legislation and Military Courts era of the early 1940s and is still viewed with scepticism by legal experts. Both programmes delve into the history of the IRA and the level of corruption within the organisation and the State’s response to IRA activity during the World War II era.

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Tipperary’s Shane Long Shane long continues to hit the headlines with Reading . Following his recent dramatic impact when coming on as a late sub. in the FA Cup replay at Anfield, when he was fouled for the equalising penalty three minutes into injury time and then headed the goal in extra time which knocked Liverpool out, Shane was again on target on Saturday against Doncaster.



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High-profile contributors such as Historian, Tim Pat Coogan, Minister of State from Tipperary, Martin Mansergh and renowned Republican, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh as well as George Plant’s son feature in the programmes. Fianna Fáil Tipperary Senator, Labhras Ó Murchú and Tipperary-born, Michael Moroney, author of ‘George Plant & The Rule Of Law: The Devereux Affair’ also contributed.

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With Reading facing relegation to the obscurity of League One, this was another crucial game. Shane first put his side ahead with another deft header, before unselfishly passing to team mate Brian Howard for the second. The eventual result, 2-1, keeps Reading within one point of Roy Keane’s Ipswich Town in the dogfight for survival in the division.

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Planning a wedding is not easy! When you first begin planning a wedding, there are so many forks in the road, a multitude of decisions to make, and so many ways to go astray. At this amazing and crazy time in your life, take a minute to step back, relax and organize your thoughts. Get a grip on the project you have just undertaken, follow some seemingly simple steps, and planning a wedding can be a wonderful and memorable experience. Establish a budget, stick to it and don't deviate. This is often a neglected characteristic of planning a wedding. It is essential to get your budget in order before making any financial decisions. Too often, many couples book a reception location or a wedding day professionals without solid financials in hand, only to find out they have overspent and are now bound by a contract. Big tip: Use a number for the budget that is 10-15% less than what you actually plan on spending, so you essentially have a buffer when additional expenses arise, because they will. The great thing is that if you don't use your entire buffer, you will have some extra spending money for your honeymoon. Hire Wedding Professionals. When your best friend's second cousin volunteers to do be your wedding photographer, and promises a nice discount, it might be tempting to take advantage of the offer. However, a big word of caution - hiring friends and family can often backfire. Expectations may not be met on the wedding day and friendships can become estranged. Additionally, these friends may not have all the necessary experience or equipment to complete the task effectively. You should hire wedding professionals for their experience, expertise, and resources. True professionals will assist in making your day hassle free. You hire them, you can direct them, and the relationship is not personal. Compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges Many times, when a bride begins a search for a reception location or for wedding vendors, she simply compares prices, not services or characteristics of the services. It is rare that you will find two locations offering the exact same package, or two videographers that offer the same quality of service (time and style) and amount of product (prints and albums). You need to carefully evaluate each aspect

of the potential venue or vendor. What seems too expensive at first glance may actually be a better deal when you realize what it offers compares to others in the same category. Be different - cookie cutter weddings are out of style. Brides and groom continue to look for new ways to add personal flavor to their wedding day. Giving your wedding personal style does not mean doing the same thing your best friend did, or what you watched on Entertainment Tonight about Nicole Kidman's wedding. Think out of the box. Hiring a wedding planner or event designer, even for a few hours, can help you be inspired and lead to amazing results. Instead of a guest book, have guests sign a coffee table book on a subject that is of interest to you. Learn an unexpected choreographed first dance, like the tango, and wow the crowd. Surround yourself with the positive people. When selecting a wedding party and asking other friends to be involved in the wedding, select people who have positive attitudes and those who, as Bill O'Reilly says are, 'lookout for you'. Single girlfriends, your older single sister, even your brother may feel a tad envious of your engagement. For the most part, this is a passing phase, but that does not make it any easier for you to deal with. These people may often criticize your decisions, attempt to have attention diverted away from you with their own theatrics, or simply try to make themselves the focus of many decisions (the style of the bridesmaids dresses, what foods they like or dislike for the meal, or which date for the wedding is better for her schedule). If and when this situation arises, try your best to walk away from it and ignore it. Realize their behavior is not your fault, and if they must be included in the celebrations, have your mother or a trusted friend intercept the stressful dealings with these people. Make your ceremony mean something. The best way to do this is to write your own vows and/or select special poems, readings or Biblical verses. Even though the ceremony is really the only event that needs to take place on the wedding day, so many couples put little focus on the actual planning of the service itself. Is there a special song for you and your fiance, perhaps the one that was playing the night you

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Wedding Planning Tips, (continued) or he proposed? Why not walk the aisle to it and surprise your fiance? Have you ever written a poem or love letter to your fiance? Read it during the ceremony, or if nerves won't allow you to read it yourself, have the Officiant read it for you. Look into your fiances eyes during the ceremony and focus on the two of you and the life you are preparing together. Create a timeline for the wedding day. If you are not working with a wedding planner, it is your job to create a realistic timeline for everyone to follow. Detail and document all key elements and activities that are to take place on the day. Include addresses of locations and who needs to be where and when. If you do not do this, you take the risk of all the wedding vendors establishing their own agendas. Of course, consult with the ceremony and reception venue, as well as key vendors regarding the timeline, but ultimately most all of the timeline decisions are up to you. Ask for help when you need it.

It is not uncommon for a bride or groom to become overwhelmed with wedding planning. It takes a lot of time, dedication and work. Typically there are many people knocking at your door anxious to help your future mother in law, your mother, your sister, his sister, your best friend, your single best friend the list can go on forever. When asking for help from friends or family members, give them specific instructions and deadlines. Also, make sure they know you still have final say. When wedding planning consumes every aspect of your life, take a breather. Schedule a date with your fiance and go to dinner, take a walk, or just go for ice cream. There is only one rule no wedding talk. Reconnect with the ones you love and then get back to the planning with your mind and heart focused on the right things. Of course these are not the only steps to planning a wedding, but these are very important aspects of planning that will help you keep your sanity and your focus on the reason for this whole crazy thing, love.

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"Here comes the Bride" "Here comes the Bride" is a stirring and rousing song that is played as the bride makes her way up the aisle on her wedding day. The music originally came from the opera Lohengrin which was composed by Richard Wagner. The first performance was in 1850 and the music is played as the hero of the opera, Lohengrin, enters the bridal chamber with his new wife Elsa.

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Allianz Football League Rounds 1 Well done to defending champions Thurles CBS on their 1-10 to 1-5 victory and 2 Tipperary’s Senior Footballers had a frustrating start to their Division 2 Allianz Football League campaign on Saturday evening when they lost by just 2 points to Laois at Portlaoise having been down 10 points at half time and managing to draw level with 8 minutes left. However Laois recovered to score 2 points and snatch victory with Tipp unfortunate not to score a goal with the last kick of the game. Tipp will play Kildare in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm on Saturday, February 13th which is the first anniversary weekend of the switching on of Semple Stadium’s floodlights. Kildare lost to Down last weekend so both teams will both want and need to win this game.

Senior Hurling Challenge Game Versus Dublin Tipperary will play Dublin in a Senior Hurling challenge game at St. Brigid’s GAA Club (Russell Park), Castleknock at 7.30pm on Saturday evening next, February 13th. The game marks the opening of the all weather pitch, hurling wall and 6 new dressing rooms at St. Brigids. It will be preceded at 5.30pm with a Camogie game between Dublin and Kilkenny. The new facilities will be opened at 4.30pm by Criostoir Ó Cuana, Uachtarán, Cumann Luthchleas Gael and blessed by Fr. Walter Harris, retired PP of Blanchardstown, a native of Ballylooby and a great Tipperary hurling fan of many decades standing. St. Brigid’s has often played host to Tipperary teams on their way to Croke Park and it is great to have Tipperary playing on the occasion of these excellent facilities being opened. Among the Tipperary stalwarts in the club are Don O’Mahony from Annacarty, a founding and still serving committee member of the Tipperary Supporters Club and Jerry Nolan of Boherlahan-Dualla, who for many years “minded” the door of Tipperary dressing rooms. We hope Tipperary supporters in the capital will be able to make their way to Russell Park for what promises to be a great occasion.

John Costigan Running for Vice Chair of Munster Council Tipperary County Board has nominated John Costigan to run for Vice Chairman of Munster Council at its annual convention on March 5th. John is currently Tipperary’s Central Council representative and was Chairman of Tipperary County Board from 2006 to 2008. A vastly experienced official at all levels and a former inter-county hurler, John is eminently qualified for this position and we wish him every success in his endeavours to get elected.

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Tipperary County Board are inviting Juvenile Clubs and Schools to organize Groups to attend the following National League games in Semple Stadium: Saturday, February 13th: National Football League under lights: Tipperary v Kildare Saturday, February 20th: National Hurling League under lights: Tipperary v Kilkenny Sunday March 14th: NFL and NHL Double Bill: Tipperary v Meath in Football and Tipperary v Galway in Hurling. Under 16’s will be given free entry and one accompanying adult will also be admitted free with every 10 juveniles in the Group. If you are interested in attending please fill out the form sent to all clubs and return well in advance of the game to Andy Ryan, Games Development Administrator, Tel: 087 909 0985 or email:

Munster Scor Na Nog Final The Munster Scor na nOg Final took place on Sunday January 31st at the Youth Centre in Mallow in front of a sell-out crowd. Tipperary were represented in 7 of the 8 categories and despite good performances from all involved, the titles eventually went to Cork (3), Kerry (3) and Limerick (2). Tipperary clubs finished as runners-up in the Ballad Group (Newport) and the Novelty Act (Moycarkey-Borris). Congratulations to all who took part from the Premier County helping in no small way to ensure a wonderful days entertainment for all in attendance. Well done also to the Bean á Ti Aoife O’Brien, a primary school teacher from Cahir and daughter of County Chairman, Barry O’Brien, who did a fine job keeping the competitions moving throughout the day. The winners of each competition will take part in the All-Ireland Scor na nOg Final on February 20th in Athlone. The full list of winners in each competition were as follows - Figure Dancing – Winners (Kerry), Runners-up (Cork) and JK Brackens; Solo Singing – Winners (Limerick), Runners-up (Kerry) and Newcastle; Instrumental Music – Winners (Cork), Runners-up (Kerry) and Newport; Recitation – Winners (Kerry), Runners-up (Limerick) and Newcastle;

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Tipperary GAA Credit Care Promotion In the build up to the NHL fixture v Kilkenny in Thurles on Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm, every person applying for the Tipperary GAA Credit Card in the Thurles Branch of Bank of Ireland before then will be entered in to a special draw for 5 Tipperary Supporters umbrellas. In addition, every applicant will receive a Tipperary Supporters key ring (with trolley token) while stocks last and a Tipperary SH Team poster. Just contact Andy Kinane or Ger O'Toole in the Branch or call 0504 21511. If you can't call, simply print off the application form on this website and post it to Bank of Ireland, Liberty Square, Thurles. At no cost to the Cardholder Bank of Ireland will donate €15 to Tipperary GAA for every card issued along with a small percentage of ongoing spending. The Tipperary Credit Card has an attractive interest rate of 17.2% APR. In addition any balances transferred to the Tipperary Credit Card will attract a special lower interest rate of 2.9% for twelve months. You can become a Tipperary Credit Card holder regardless of which Bank you are a customer. Tipperary Credit Card holders can avail of a 10% discount on all purchases with the Tipperary Credit Card at the Tipp GAA merchandise shop in Thurles.

Tipperary Cumann Na Mbunscol Equipment Scheme 2010 Equipment Order forms have been sent to all schools and a price list is currently available to download at the following link: ntschemeinformationandprices.html Forms must be returned to Jerry Mc Donnell, Treasurer/ Equipment Officer, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, with appropriate cheque, not later than Friday, 19th Feb, 2010. The Treasurer can be contacted at the above address or (052) 21431. 1. Helmets, Mycro or Marc, will be distributed by courier service, immediately on receipt of signed order form and appropriate cheque. 2. All other items of equipment, ordered and paid for, must be collected in Scoil Ailbhe Primary School, Thurles, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm on Monday, 15th March 2010. 3. New items of equipment are available this year. 4. Helmets: Mycro helmets available in single colour or two tone combination. Please state colour preference on order sheet. New Marc helmets available in sin-

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Tipperary Clubs Draw The February draw took place in Phelan's Pub Roscrea on Friday night February 5th. The 1st prize of a car or €15,000 went to Alice Lawrence, Fethard with former Draw Chairman Gus Fitzgerald as the promoter. The 2nd prize of a car or €12,000 also went South to Eamonn Lonergan of St Mary's, Clonmel. Well done to Alice and Eamonn and to all the other prize winners.

Tipp Refs in Action this Weekend Good luck to Johnny Ryan of Boherlahan Dualla who will referee the All Ireland club hurling semi-final between Ballyhale Shamrocks and Newtownshandrum at Semple Stadium on Sunday, Beruary 14th at 2.30pm. Good luck also to Derek O’Mahony of Ardfinnan who will referee the Allianz Football League Division 4 game between Waterford and London in Dungarvan on Sunday.


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SportTracker / Setanta College Manager Conference SportTracker and Setanta College are running a conference for sports team managers in the City West Hotel on February 20th. Tickets cost €75 each and places are limited. To book your place go to Among the topics are building a plan for the coming year, team fitness and mental toughness, tips on eating and staying fit, how to monitor and develop your team’s goal setting and achieving those goals, developing your teams individual performance, building the jigsaw and media relations. Among a very strong cast of speakers are Donal O’Grady , Jack O’Connor, Pete McGrath, John O’Mahony, Dr. Liam Hennessy, John Deehan, Professor Aidan Moran, Garry Keegan, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Peter Quinn, Bart McEnroe and former Liverpool manager, Roy Evans.

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Co. Tipperary HSE Community Games Our County Cross Country Finals were held in Thurles Crokes A.C. grounds on Sunday last in very cold but sunny weather conditions. There was a superb turnout on the day and many thanks to all the officials from Thurles Crokes who gave up their time to help out. A special thanks to Patsy & Kathleen Dorney and Jimmy Dunne from Thurles Crokes for not only getting the course ready for use, but, for running off all the events also. Kitty England and Mary O’Shea did a great job at the finish line as did Joan Hogan who recorded the all the results. County Chairman Seamus Hogan expressed his delight at the large number of athletes taking part in this year’s Cross Country.

Our first race up on the course was the Girls Under 12 which had a large field. Alannah Deering from Nenagh ran very strongly throughout the race to finish in 1st place, followed home by Sarah O’Donnell from Ballina in 2nd and the fast finishing Aoibhe O’Shea from Ballingarry in 3rd. Clare Coleman from Tipperary Town ran well to hold on to 4th place from Sara Earley of St. Flannan’s who was 5th and Emma Fagan from Newport in 6th place.

The next race on course was the Boys Under 12 which also had a large field. Last year’s second placed runner Michael Purcell from Thurles came home in 1st place with Jack Fallon from Moycarkey/Borris hot on his heels. Craig Morgan from Cloughjordan finished in 3rd place with James Dillon of Moycarkey/Borris in 4th... Jerome Cahill of Cloughjordan came home in 5th place with Eoin Purcell (brother of winner Michael) of Thurles who was the youngest competitor on the day in 6th place.

In the Girls Under 13 race Laura Costello from Nenagh ran a strong race to win with Nicola Loughnane from Thurles and Aoife Deering from Nenagh in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Lorraine Doyle from New Inn was a very creditable 4th with Aoife Butler from Thurles getting the 5th spot. The Boys Under 13 race was very competitive with Michael Purcell of Thurles who won last year’s Under 12 race finishing in 1st place. He was followed home closely by Kieran Hennessey Moycarkey/Borris who battled it out with Patrick Cleary of Ballyclerihan for 2nd and 3rd with Eoin Troy of Gortnahoe/Glengoole digging deep to

hold onto 4th place from Kevin Franks of Tipperary Town in 5th and Eamon Troy also of Gortnahoe/Glengoole in 6th.

In the Girls Under 14 race All Ireland champion Ciara Cummins of Thurles came home in 1st place having lead the race from start to finish. Josephine Ryan of Lattin/Cullen came 2nd and ran strongly to hold off sprinter Leanne Prout from Ballingarry 3rd and Orla O’Dwyer from Cashel in 4th. Alannah Mullaney from Ballinahinch/Killoscully finished well in 5th place from Katie O’Donoghue also from Lattin/Cullen. The Boys Under 14 was won by Jason Ryan of Ballinahinch/Killoscully with Killian Cullagh from Silvermines in 2nd place.

All of the above mentioned athletes make up the Co. Tipperary HSE Community Games Cross Country Teams at Under 12’s, Under 13’s and Under 14’s that will represent the County at the HSE National Community Games Finals in Athlone the weekend of 27th, 28th and 29th of May. All Birth Certificates and photographs must be back with Co. Secretary Kitty England by Monday 8th February at the latest.

Dates for your Diary: The Under 14 Juvenile Quiz is being held on Friday 5th March the Presentation Convent (Secondary), Thurles, if anyone is interested in entering a team please contact your Area Secretary or Co. Secretary K. England on 0505-21776. Remember no mobile phones are allowed at the Quiz competition. The Art and Model-Making County Final competitions are being held on Saturday 20th March in Gortnahoe/Glengoole. Our GAA Finals will be played on Saturday 22nd May in Semple Stadium. This is a departure from our traditional date of the June Bank Holiday Monday as there is a Munster Hurling Championship match in Semple Stadium on that day. Our thanks to Michael Egan and the Semple Stadium committee for finding a date upon which these finals could be held in the Stadium.

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New cars registered in January 2010 The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has released the official figures for new cars registered in January 2010 which at 16,595 are up 5.04% on January 2009 (15,799). Commenting on the figures, SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said, “At 5% up on January last year, we are very pleased with new car sales so far this year. This is the second month in a row that we have seen an increase in registrations. Given that the first two weeks of January suffered a virtual standstill in trading due to the bad weather, the fact that the month has finished 5% ahead of last year is a very strong sign that consumers are availing of the incredible value that is available at the moment. While the snow and ice delayed registrations until well into the month, feedback from dealers around the country is indicating that the significant increase in footfall and in actual sales, in comparison to this time last year, is continuing. Dealers are also reporting that the Scrappage Scheme has been very well received by the public who are

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Rita Guinan TNCEB presenting students from 5th class Corville National School with their Award on Monday last. Also in the picture Principal John Slattery, Catherine Ryan Teacher, Madeline Ryan TNCEB and Mr Meade.

Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville wins Enterprise Board’s Primary Schools Competition for the second time!! Students from 5th Class at Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville, under the direction of Teacher Catherine Ryan won the 2009/2010 “Interview with an Entrepreneur” County competition sponsored by the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board. This year’s runner up was Scoil Treasa Naofa, Borrisoleigh under the direction of Mrs Mary Butler while 3rd place went to Carrig National School, Birr under the direction of Mr Tony Sampson, Principal. This year the Board introduced a new award, “The Most Innovative Business” which was won by students from 5th and 6th classes from Pouldine National School under the direction of teacher Ms Elaine Brady. CEB officials visited all four winning schools to present the prizes on Monday last 1 February. The winning entry from Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville titled “Grey’s Templemore” featured an interview with local entrepreneur Martin Grey of well known retail outlet Greys of Templemore which commenced trading over 37 year ago. The school produced a comprehensive report on the interview which was supported by a dvd. Ms Ryan on behalf of Scoil Iosef Naofa, Corville was presented with a Laptop, and Software, Book Vouchers to the value of €100, Framed Certificate and a cheque for €1,500 on Monday last by Rita

Guinan, C.E.O. with the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board. The focus of Scoil Treasa Naofa, Borrisoleigh N.S.’s project was an interview with Mr Bobby Stapleton of Stapletons Bakery, Borrisoleigh. Scoil Treasa Naofa have fared exceptionally well in this county competition over the past three years winning runner up in 2007 and 2009 and third place in 2008. The School won a cash prize of €700 along with a Digital Camera and €100 worth of book vouchers. Carrig National School won the third prize in this year’s competition - winning a cash prize of €500 and a Digital Camera along with a Book Voucher for the Teacher worth €100. This was Carrig’s first year to enter the competition and their project focussed on an interview with Riverstown based Bread Distributor, Eugene Gleeson. Pouldine National School too entered the competition for the first time and their interview focussed on Pat Ryan of Senator Windows, Thurles. The school won a cash prize of €300 along with a framed certificate of achievement. The competition was judged by a Ms Noreen O’Sullivan from the Nenagh Chamber of Commerce and Mike Cantwell, Assistant C.E.O. with Limerick County Enterprise Board. The Competition carried a generous prize fund worth €5,000 and winning

schools were also awarded a certificate of achievement and a framed photograph to commemorate their win. Tipperary North County Enterprise Board delivers a number of programmes annually, all designed to heighten business awareness and to foster an enterprise culture in the County. The Board support schools in the delivery of a number of action based enterprise programmes intended to introduce students to the concept of entrepreneurship at an early age. Initiatives such as Enterprise Encounter, Enterprise Days and Student Enterprise Awards help to familiarise students with business operations and terminology generating an appreciation of the benefits that business brings to the local community in terms of jobs and other spin offs. In pursuit of their objective to further link enterprise with education and to cultivate an even stronger enterprise culture, the Board designed this competition for North Tipperary’s primary school students back in 2006. Students are required to identify and interview a local entrepreneur/ successful business person. Based on this interview, students produce a report documenting the story of the entrepreneur and detailing their experience in starting their own business. Students are free to provide

supporting material such as voice recordings, dvds, powerpoint presentations or whatever they like to supplement their report. Entries have to be original with the Entrepreneur coming from the local area. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan, 2007 - 2013.

Tony Sampson Principal Carrig National School with Michael Gleeson displaying their award outside Carrig school. Carrig’s project focussed on an interview with Riverstown based Bread Distributor, Eugene Gleeson (Michael’s father).

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L-R Mrs Butler Teacher, Madeline Ryan TNCEB, Bobby Stapleton Stapleton’s Bakery Borrisoleigh, Rita Guinan TNCEB and Mrs Hoare Principal. 5th class student displaying their prizes after winning the County Primary Schools Enterprise Competition for the second time. Also pictured are Mr Meade, Catherine Ryan Teacher, John Slattery Principal, Madeline Ryan and Rita Guinan TNCEB

L-R Mary and Pat Ryan Senator Windows Thurles with their children Deirdre and Joey. Deirdre’s interview with her father scooped the “Most Innovative Business selected” award in the Schools Enterprise Competition. Mrs Butler Teacher and Bobby Stapleton Stapleton’s Bakery Borrisoleigh with the students from 4th and 5th class.

Madeline Ryan TNCEB presenting Elaine Barry Teacher Pouldine NS with a cheque for €300 on Monday last at the School. The picture also includes Mary Ryan representing Senator Windows Thurles and Deirdre Ryan displaying the certificate for “Most Innovative Business selected”.

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on some map because they're not the best at giving directions; or want to assist in "Crisis Mapping"; or might want to map things of specific interest to them, such as pre-Christian burial mounds for example; or they might just find blank spaces on a map where they know there are roads, woods, churches, newsagents, whatever and want to get them on the map. Others do it because they have the technology (a gps device and a computer) and, well, why not? How? The map of Ireland is blank in places so it's quite a bit of fun and very easy to help make it more complete. Adding new points of interest (POI) to OpenStreetMap is relatively simple - and all the more so if you have something like an iPhone. There are silimar apps that you can put on other phones if you don't have an iPhone; a list is at oftware/Mobile_phones At the website you can print maps of your area; draw corrections on the map and then upload your update for someone else to do the work of inserting your fix into the live system. If you go to the website you can zoom in to where you want to add some detail, click edit (much like on wikipedia), add the info and click save.

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such as Tommy Emanuel and Joe Bonamassa. Each voter was restricted to naming their top 3 guitarists. “The poll is really the end result of several, sometimes heated debates at”, added Fintan. “By being asked to choose just 3 guitarists out of a list of such exemplary musicians, voters were compelled to really consider which of these great guitarists have lengthened the vanishing point of possibilities for the guitar, either through innovative technique or sound. This leaves us with a definitive list - as I believe that within that subjective context, voting in a poll is not totally dissimilar to purchasing a download and having it logged in a Billboard chart.” “There were also some unexpected inclusions and omissions from the shortlist, said Fintan, “and we were certainly surprised at how the vote panned out, but then, that’s the beauty of having a community led poll of people who are really passionate about guitars. This poll is a great start to our ‘monthly poll initiative’ - next we’ll be asking for the the People’s Favorite Metal Guitarists”. For more detailed information on the poll go to

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Celtic Tour 2010 Billy and Katriona Shanahan and their intrepid team of “Blazing Bikers” Motorbike Charity Run enthusiasts are taking on a new, novel and innovative May Bank Holiday 2010 Charity Road Run. The eagerly awaited announcement sees a team of men, women, bikers and pillions including a few visually impaired head across the channel to Wales for the aptly named “Celtic Tour”. The three stages listed below will see the charity bikers ride a total of 560 undulating miles in Wales. There will be a tour of the Isle of Anglesey and a brief cross over the English border at Hay- On-Wye!

The Highlight of the Celtic Tour will be the Memorial Charity Road Run on Saturday in memory of a Welsh folk hero, former Wales and British Lions Rugby star Ray Gravell. Ray had very close links to the charity benefiting from this event - the National Council for the Blind of Ireland for many years. We hope local charity bikers from all over Wales will join this rally and raise funds for local Welsh Charities on the day. The stages will take the tour down the Welsh west coast via the Isle of Anglesey and the beautiful quaint village of Betwys Y Coed on day one, a scenic ride down to Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli. Day two, the big event will take the team

east from our official start line at Ray Gavel’s statue in Parc Y Scarlets. Then heading via Brecon north on the Welsh/English border with a slight incursion onto English soil close to Hay-On-Wye! We will then continue on north to a well deserved lunch and rest point in Welshpool, before returning south through the central and wonderful heartland of Wales including stops in Rhayader and Buith Wells! We will finish again at the Stradey Park Hotel our general HQ for the Celtic Tour. The route for day 3 will be “West is Best” this will take the bikers along the south coast of Wales via Carmathen, west to our finish line at the Irish Ferries terminal at Pembroke. Our total is 560 miles!!

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Thurles Education Centre, new name, new address In December we moved from the Muintir na Tire Hall in Littleton to our new premises in Kickham Street, Thurles. The building is located across from the Pallottine Fathers. We have changed our name from; The North Tipperary Senior Traveller Training Centre to; Thurles Education Centre. We can be contacted at (0504) 90476 or Our central location offers our students the experience of a wide range

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Cloughjordan Drama Group Celebrate their 44th Anniversary With Noel Coward’s: Blithe Spirit Cloughjordan Drama is alive and well and this year's production will not disappoint. Blithe Spirit is one of those lovely funny plays that never fail to entertain. The play is set in England in the happier days of the 1930's. The strong character of Madame Arcati is brilliantly played by Mary Carroll who is invited to an evening dinner party at the home of the Condomine's where the play is set. Madame Arcati is the local physic who is unaware of the reason for the invitation.

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a fun evening with the dotty old medium. Much to the surprise of the dinner party group Madame Arcati pulls off another "smash hit". The play is full of humour and surprise and the role of the maid, Edith, played by June Murphy adds great energy and speed. A servant with more talents than serving dinner, Edith plays a central role when the plot starts to thicken. The period costumes of the female cast give the production a real sense of fulfilment by the drawing together of the period home and the accents of those in the higher echelons of society. The play is capitalised upon by the clever and subtle use of lights and sound. The group have an unbroken annual run of productions since 1966, in the past two years the group have spread their talent to a summer production to partake in the local Arts Festival. A Show to raise your spirits, Blithe Spirit runs at the Parochial Hall, Cloughjordan from : Feb: Friday 19th 20th 21st, Wed 24th, Friday 26th 27th and 28th . The show opens at 8.00pm Sharp Booking is in essential. Tickets can be booked at 087-1482628.

We’re big fans of James Lee Burke here at Sheelagh na Gig bookshop. His sprawling, epic crime novels never fail to satisfy, illuminating America’s dark underbelly and the people who live there with a poet’s unflinching eye. His new novel harks back to Burke’s early works, giving us a hero in the form of one Sherriff Hackberry Holland from his 1971 book Lay Down My Sword And Shield. Set in a Texas that is as hot, dry and dusty as our recent winter, er, wasn’t, Rain Gods opens with Hackberry’s discovery of the bodies of nine dead Thai prostitutes in a shallow mass grave. The complex story that follows is one of bad men doing evil things and good men searching for redemption or groping their way through the moral vacuity of modern America. A hitman and his cronies clean up the mess, a witness hunts desperately for safety for himself and his girlfriend, a brothel owner tries to absolve himself of the terrible crime he helped unleash, low level gangsters ruthlessly pursue money and power and Hackberry Holland doggedly follows the trail of broken bodies and

broken lives to its end. Burke is going from strength to strength lately, each book better than the last. The psychology of his characters is every bit as strange and haunting as the desert landscape their physical and spiritual struggles traverse, while the tension mounts and the stakes get higher. In particular, a showdown at a diner roughly halfway through the book is a masterclass in suspense writing. Burke’s novels draw you in and wrap themselves round you and leave you wanting more, so do yourself a favour and give Rain Gods a go. Rain Gods is available in paperback from Sheelagh na Gig bookshop. Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, is open 6 days a week: Tue-Wed10.00am-5pm, Thu-Sat 10am-6pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm. Tel: 0505 42123 or visit or follow us on Twitter:

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Áine Mc Carthy, Environmental Awareness Officer with North Tipperary County Council gives an outline of new national initiative that is being supported by the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government called 10:10. According to Ms Mc Carthy “10:10 is an ambitious project to unite every sector of Irish society behind one simple idea: that by working together we can achieve a 10% cut in Ireland's carbon emissions in 2010”. 10:10 is a campaign for people who feel powerless in the face of a huge problem like climate change but want to do something. The plan is simple: we work together to cut our carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. By uniting everyone around immediate, effective and achievable action we can make a meaningful difference. Each month in 2010 the 10:10 team will have a theme to promote the campaign and January was ‘Own Your Emissions’. Before you can cut your emissions you have to know what they are – and not blame them on anyone else. Here are three examples. Power Plants The iconic image of smokestacks from a massive power plant belting out clouds of pollutants suggests that this is the polluter. But in fact the emissions from a power plant are due to the use of power by people and businesses. The power plant will cut emissions when we cut power usage. Turn off the lights when not in use; cut the wattage on the security

Prayers 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

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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. In grateful thanks for favours received. E.N. 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.C.A.C. 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.T.J. 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.S. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You

lights and put them on sensors; unplug the mobile phone charger; don’t use standby on electronic devices when not in use. Air Flights Airports are the subject of much environmental criticism – new airports and airport extensions. But in fact the emissions are caused by individuals flying. One transatlantic return flight causes as much carbon pollution as a year of driving by the average motorist in Ireland. Use electronic communications instead of flying. Make a flying ‘budget’ for the year based on last year’s trips. Supermarket Biscuits Globalisation of food with the massive lorries and distribution centres are often seen as symbols of global warming. But do the emissions caused by shipping in a package of biscuits – and all their constituents – belong to the Supermarkets?? They belong to the consumer. You can change your purchasing habits, however, to avoid foods flown around the world. Buy local and seasonal wherever possible. The message of 10:10 is that YOU can make a difference. Ms Mc Carthy advises anyone interested in the campaign to visit the website for checklists and a carbon calculator to help you figure out what your emissions are. Visitors to the website can sign up to become part of the 10:10 campaign. Locally, Nenagh Carbon Watchers are one of the first groups to sign up to the 10:10 Campaign.

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.S. 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.T.B.

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by Jim O Shea

(Continued from previous issue)

If we consider the impact of a combination of the various types of abuse on children, we have to be alarmed.

Much of the

damage extends into adult life. I have highlighted some of these effects already, but I would like to look at them again.

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They The unfortunate thing is that we all learned it in those days. I was slapped at school, and when I became a teacher slapped my pupils. There was no excuse for this and I greatly regret ever hitting a student, or any of my own children. By doing this I taught them that physical abuse was ok. Both teachers and parents trampled on the boundaries of young people. Young people can be exasperating in school, but beating them is not the answer.

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symptoms. Most seriously, they may suffer from attachment problems. I don’t wish to get too technical about this, but what it means is that abused children may not have learned to attach properly to their primary carer (usually the mother), and they may develop



behaviours, which cause so much trauma to themselves and their partners in adult life. They





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swollen and enlarged joints, head injuries (missing or loosened teeth, hair tufts missing, jaw fracture), and internal injuries. Continued in next issue) There are also indicators of child neglect, although other reasons may account for some of the symptoms.

If a child is

unkempt, and has dirty, ill-fitting, ragged, inadequate clothes this may be a sign of neglect. Unwashed appearance and body odour may also point it. Another sign is indicators of hunger where a child asks about food or is stealing food, searching rubbish cans for food, or gulping down food

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when it is provided for a group. Child neglect may also be present if children seem

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abandoned, are wandering about alone, left

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in a car, or left alone at home. Another sign is that of continued physical ill-health, being chronically tired, infected cuts, and so

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on. Babies who fail to thrive, or who seem indifferent to their surroundings or to other people may be suffering from neglect.

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