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I saw a few Sligo people at Mass in Gardiner Street this morning and the omens seem to be good Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is for them. The priest was wearing motoring well now, but here the same colours as the Sligo jercomes Joe Rabbitte hot on his sey! 40 yards out on the Hogan tail… I’ve seen it all now, a RabStand side of the field, Ciarán bitte chasing a Fox around Croke Whelan goes on a rampage… it’s Park! a goal! So much for religion. Seán Óg Ó hAilpín: his father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji. Neither a hurling stronghold.

Pat Fox out to the forty and grabs the sliothar. I bought a dog from his father last week. Fox turns and sprints for goal… the dog Anthony Lynch, the Cork cornerran a great race last Tuesday in back, will be the last person to let Limerick… Fox, to the 21, fires a you down – his people are undershot – it goes to the left and takers. wide… and the dog lost as well. The stopwatch has stopped. It’s up to God and the referee now. The referee is Pat Horan. God is He grabs the sliothar, he’s on the God. 50! He’s on the 40! He’s on the 30… he’s on the ground! Colin Corkery on the 45 lets go with the right boot. Its over the bar. This man shouldn’t be playing football. He’s made an almost Lazarus-like recovery from a heart condition. Lazarus was a great man but he couldn’t kick points like Colin Corkery.

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The organising committee of the Dromineer Literary Festival are delighted to have Marjorie Quarton launch her new book Mary Cannon’s Commonplace Book: an Irish kitchen in the 1700s (The Lilliput Press) at Lough Derg Yacht Club on Saturday afternoon on October 9 from 4 to 5.30pm. The author and director of the Killaloe Hedge School, David Rice, will be introducing the book at the launch. An ancestress of Marjorie, Mary Cannon wrote around one hundred recipes between 1700 and 1710. Mrs. Smithwick, Marjorie’s mother, collected the recipes and was keen for her daughter to write a book about them, but, as the author notes, “it was to be thirty years

before I got round to it!” The recipes contained in the book reflect a background of historical events, peppered with colourful characters, and are illustrated with old photographs and drawings by a cousin of the author, Alice Bouilliez. Marjorie Quarton, neé Smithwick, was born in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in 1930 and educated in Dublin. She was in her mid-fifties before she began to write, and to be published. In April of this year Lilliput published Quarton’s Part-Time Writer Notes & Reflections. This book, which has been described as a “tool-kit, compass and manual in one” discusses the craft of writing across a range of disciplines, from the short story to the novel, memoir and non-fiction and is essential reading for novice and established writer alike. Her novels include Renegade (1991), Corporal Jack (1988) and No Harp Like My Own (1987). Her memoir Breakfast the Night Before was published by The Lilliput Press in 2000. She has written short stories, children’s books and standard works on border collies and other animals.

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Tipperary GAA Scene By County PRO Ger Ryan COUNTY MINOR A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields on their victory over Nenagh Éire Óg in the County Minor A hurling final played at Dolla on Saturday last. Sarsfields won by 0-27 to 2-12 with Aidan McCormack contributing an amazing 0-19 of the winners total. His ability was further underlined on Sunday when he scored 1-3 in the Mid Senior Hurling final which Sarsfields also won, defeating Drom and Inch. Saturday’s win was Sarsfields’ third title in the last 5 years and their 12th in all. COUNTY MINOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Congratulations to Clonmel Commercials who defeated Loughmore Castleiney by 2-10 to 2-5 to win the County Minor A Football title at Holycross on Saturday. It was Commercials 16th county title at this grade and their first since 1993.

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4 of the 6 games in the County Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 were played at the weekend. The Galtee Rovers / Sean Treacys combination defeated Carrick Davins, Upperchurch Drombane defeated Killenaule, Kildangan defeated Éire Óg Annacarty and Burgess defeated Holycross Ballycahill. The 4 winners will be joined in round 2 by O Riain Cup finalists Loughmore Castleiney and Nenagh Éire Óg as well as the winners of Thursday night’s Round 1 games at Semple Stadium between Mullinahone and Drom and Inch and Borris-Ileigh and Knockavilla Kickhams. The round 2 draw produced the following pairings – Galtee Rovers / Sean Treacys v Kildangan (Templemore 2pm Sunday 26th); Upperchurch Drombane v Burgess (Templemore 3.30pm Sunday 26th); Nenagh Éire Óg v winners Drom & Inch / Mullinahone (Semple Stadium 6.30pm Monday 27th) and Loughmore Castleiney v winners Borris-Ileigh / Knockavilla Kickhams (Semple Stadium 8pm Monday 27th). Please note that only the New Stand (Ardan O Riain) will be open for the games in Semple Stadium on Thursday 23rd and Monday 27th. The winners of

Round 2 will play the Divisional Champions – Carrick Swan, Clonoulty Rossmore, Thurles Sarsfields and Toomevara in the County Quarter Finals on the weekend of October 3rd. THE LATE PADDY BOLAND RIP It was with great regret that we learnt last weekend of the death of Paddy Boland of Carrick on Suir and Carrick Swan G.A.A Club. Paddy was an outstanding G.A.A man and had the honour of being the longest serving Club Secretary in the history of the South Board having served his beloved Carrick Swan for forty two years in that capacity. He was once described by former long serving Co secretary Tommy Barrett as one of the finest and most efficient administrators in the County. He represented his Club at County and Divisional level for many years and served on the South and County appeals committees over a long number of years. He also had a lifetime involvement with Davin Park and was always to the fore in improving and promoting the venue. He was honoured with a Sean Gael award in 2003. Tipperary County Board extends its deepest sympathy to his family. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam uasal. UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT FOR DUNNE BROTHERS When Benny Dunne captained Toomevara to win the North Tipperary Senior Hurling championship on Saturday evening last, he set a record that will surely take beating by becoming the fourth in his family to bring home the Frank McGrath Cup, which was first presented in 1961. He follows in the footsteps of his brother Tommy (1999 and 2006), Terry (2000) and Ken (2002). THE MORRIS CODE BY JIMMY MORRIS GAA President Christy Cooney will launch a new and highly entertaining book, The Morris Code at the Hibernian Inn in Nenagh at 9pm on September 30th. The author is Borrisokane native and long-time stalwart of both Borriso-

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ALL IRELAND SH CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL TEAM PHOTO We wish to advise clubs, supporters and businesses wishing to have a photograph of the All Ireland senior hurling champions that an official team photograph will be taken in the coming weeks and will be sold to raise funds for the team holiday. Please note that no other photograph being sold is officially sanctioned and beware of anybody claiming to sell an official photograph. Details of the official photograph will be notified to clubs and published in the local press and on the Tipperary GAA website once they are available. LONDON TIPPERARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER The Liam MacCarthy Cup will have pride of place at this year's London Tipperary Association Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday October 30th at the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood, North London. Among the guests attending will be senior hurling manager, Liam Sheedy; team captain, Eoin Kelly; under 21 hurling and football captains, Padraic Maher and Ciaran MacDonald; as well as All Ireland final man of the match winner, Larry Corbett, goal keeper, Brendan Cummins and staunch defender, Declan Fanning. With the county senior hurling final scheduled for October 31st, some of the players may yet be unable to make it to the London event. Tipperary hurling


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RETIREMENT OF MICHEÁL Ó MUIRCHEARTAIGH After over 60 years broadcasting Gaelic Games, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh commentated on his last All Ireland final on Sunday last when he brought the events of the All Ireland senior football final between Cork and Down to millions of listeners around the world. Micheál has many friends and admirers in Tipperary and we can take special pleasure that Tipperary won the last All Ireland hurling final that Micheál broadcasted. He has also been a great friend to the Tipperary Supporters Club over the years and has acted as guest speaker at several of their functions. We wish him an active and enjoyable retirement and thank him for his wonderful career during which he brought games alive to so many people at home and abroad. Go mairfidh se an céad. TIPPERARY GAA SCENE

St. Patrick’s College, Thurles Community Learning Evening Classes Ranganna Gaeilge d’Aosaigh / Adult Irish Classes St. Patrick’s College is offering evening classes in Irish. The classes run over 20 evenings at a cost of €300. Bunrang – Dé Máirt 7 i.n. – 9 i.n. / Beginners – Tuesday 7pm-9pm This course would suit people who have studied Irish at school level but who would struggle to hold a conversation as Gaeilge. While this course focuses on conversational Irish, students are also taught some basic grammar. The beginners class will commence on 28th September. Meánrang – Déardaoin 7 i.n.-9 i.n. / Intermediate – Thursday 7pm-9pm The intermediate course would be appropriate for people who can hold a conversation in Irish but who wish to improve their accuracy in spoken and written Irish. The intermediate course would be ideally suited to those preparing for an interview where Irish is a professional requirement or for those who simply want to improve their Irish. This course will commence on 30th September 2010. For further information please contact Laoise Ní Cheallaigh Guthán/Telephone: (0504) 21201 / Ríomh-phost/E-mail:

Introduction to Plainchant Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086-8149146 or via e-mail at on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

St. Patrick’s College is also offering evening classes on the subject of Plainchant. These classes run over 8 evenings (Thursday 7pm-9pm) at a cost of €100*. This course is an introduction to the history, development and character of plainchant, which is popularly known as ‘Gregorian Chant’. Participants will learn to read the musical notation of plainchant and to perform short pieces as part of a group. It is a practical introduction to chant in a relaxed setting. No previous knowledge of plainchant is required. This course will commence on 7th October. For further information please contact Shane Dempsey Telephone: (0504) 21201 / E-mail:

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Musicians from Tipperary are asked to tune up and get ready to ‘Trad for Trocaire’ Tipperary musicians are encouraged to tune up their instruments this week as ‘Trad for Trócaire’ kicks off on Thursday, 23rd September and runs until Wednesday, 29thSeptember. Trad for Trócaire, a week-long celebration of traditional Irish music run by Trócaire and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, is seeking Tipperary musicians, venues and music fans to raise the roof while raising money for Trócaire, by organising or supporting a local seisiún.

homes to the rafters. To find out where your nearest session is on and support talented local musicians visit contact your local Comhaltas branch. And for interested musicians, there’s still plenty of time to get involved."

Local musicians will be holding sessions in Mulcahy's Bar, 47 Gladstone Street, Clonmel at 21:30 on September 23rd and Clonmel Park Hotel, Poppyfield, Clonmel at 21:00 on September 24th. They are asking people from Tipperary to support their local session.

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Launching Trad for Trócaire week Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trócaire said: “This week Trad for Trócaire will capture the unique spirit of the Irish; our passion for music and our strong history of standing up against injustice and poverty overseas. There’ll be ceol, craic and song throughout Tipperary filling pubs and

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Thurles Education Centre News Thurles Education Centre (North Tipperary Senior Traveller Training Centre) has resumed its courses in Kickham Street, Thurles. As well as FETAC Levels 1, 2 and 3, we are now offering FETAC Level 4 certification and the Junior Certificate. We are also offering part time BTEI courses which will commence in October. These courses will run on Wednesday and Friday mornings until Christmas. Courses will in-

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Upperchurch Walking Weekend Design a Poster Competition The fifth annual Upperchurch Walking Weekend will be held this year on November 5th, 6th and 7th. The Weekend is the culmination of a successful year’s activity in promoting and developing the area as a centre for walking and associated leisure activities.

Upperchurch has been hailed as a leader in walks development and promotion in what is Ireland’s fastest growing pastime and tourist activity. This year the locality has been the site of the IFA’s walking promotion launch which was shown on RTE News and Upperchurch was recently visited by Christopher Somerville, the internationally known travel writer. Events such as meetings for tourist service providers and training courses for walk leaders have also been held. Most importantly of all, the walks are being used by an increasing number of people in groups and individually.

The program of events is broadly in line with previous years. The official opening on Fri. 5th will feature a couple of guest speakers. The most strenuous walk of 18 km around the hills of Upperchurch, for the very fit, starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. There will then be a choice of three shorter walks starting around midday. On Sunday there will be a relatively level 14 km walk starting at Rosmult at 11.30 a.m. with a choice of four shorter

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Cake Sale in aid of The Children of Chernobyl There is a Cake Sale & Bric a Brac sale in aid of The Children of Chernobyl in the Pastoral Centre (beside St. Mary’s Church) Nenagh on Sunday 3rd October from 10am to 2.30pm.

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Motoring Fuel Prices Stay High – Diesel up, Petrol down this month Petrol prices in Ireland have dropped for the second consecutive month but only slightly and they remain very high, according to AA Ireland’s monthly fuel price comparison study. Despite an average reduction of 1.2 cents on August prices, petrol in this country is still just 3.2 cents cheaper than the record high of 134.4 cents per litre reached last May. Inversely, Diesel prices crept up by 0.7 cents to 123.9 cents per litre this month. A year on year comparison reveals that motorists forked out 13.5 cents and 11.1 cent more for their petrol and diesel respectively than this time last year. Part of that increase is caused by global factors but part is caused by the Carbon Tax. The AA is again advising motorists that they can save a lot of money by being price conscious and shopping around for their petrol and diesel. “It really is worth shopping around for the best value on fuel.” says AA’s Director of Policy, Conor Faughnan. “It’s not uncommon for us to see a variance of 10 cents or more between the maximum and minimum fuel prices reported to us.” Saving even 5 cents per litre will mean

keeping an extra €7.50 in your pocket every month (a car that does 19,200 kms or 12,000 miles per year at a fuel economy rate of 30 miles per gallon will use 150 liters of fuel per month). As ever, the global strength of the euro and the fluctuating price of oil, currently just under $75 per barrel down $1 on this time last month, continue to drive Ireland’s undulating fuel prices. The carbon tax imposition of 4.2 cents per litre of petrol and 4.9 cents per litre of diesel, which has VAT imposed on top of it, contributed significantly to year on year inflation. “Despite variations, prices have really stayed stubbornly high since last April or May.” Says Faughnan. The AA’s Fuel Saving Tips for Summer 2010. * Buy fuel in units of litres, not euros. This makes it obvious where you get the best value * Shop around: don’t always use the same garage out of habit * Drive smoothly and slowly; a harsh driving style burns more fuel

New Pet Shop for Nenagh It’s encouraging to see new businesses starting up in the current economic climate. One such business is PetZown in Nenagh which is having an official opening party on Saturday 25th September. PetZown is located in the O Connor’s Shopping Centre, Nenagh and caters for all your pets needs with large varieties

of frozen, live and dry foods along with, of course, pets and fish to buy and bring home with you. There will be loads of opening day offers along with chances to win some great prizes. So if you have a pet, are looking to buy a pet or want to buy supplies to care for your pet, then support PetZown, your local pet shop.

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* Load luggage on your roof rack as low as possible and wrap the luggage tightly in plastic sheeting or consider using a roof box to reduce the effect on fuel economy. If you are staying in the same place, it is worth removing the roof rack/box before driving to beaches and tourist attractions – but make sure you don’t lose any of the bits. * Try your air vents first before opening windows: you may find that the airflow is enough to keep two people comfortable in the front of the car, particularly on a motorway. Air conditioners can add up to 10% to fuel usage. * Don’t use the air conditioning all the time: once the air conditioning has cooled the inside of the car, you may be able to turn it down or off. Don’t start the air conditioning if doors or windows are open. * If you are carrying extra passengers or heavy luggage, pump up the tyres to

compensate for the extra weight. The car’s handbook gives advice on this. * If you park in the sun, using a windscreen shade and opening up the car as soon as you get back to it will help to cool the interior. Opening windows while you drive out of a car park may lower the inside temperature several degrees before you start the air conditioning.

Full details of the AA fuel price survey for August along with previous months for comparison, can be found on the Association’s website at Full details on September prices are available upon request. European price comparisons are also available on the site.

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Dromineer Literary Festival October 7th ~ 10th 2010 The seventh annual Dromineer Literary Festival will be held from the 7th - 10th October 2010 at the Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co. Tipperary. The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Memories’.

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• Author David Rice (Writing Work- Last Saturday 18th September, saw shop & Short Story Judge) the kickoff of the 2010/11 North Tipperary Schoolchildren’s football • Author Mary Arrigan (Children’s league season for the 17 member Poetry Judge) clubs of the league. Fixtures at u12, u14 and u16 division • Festival Artist, Photographer & levels will be played at various venDromineer has been described as a Rushwork Artist Gerardine ues across North Tipperary. 'boutique' festival; small but of quali- Wisdom’s exhibition Memories Saturday 25th September sees the 1st ty, with an atmosphere that is serious games for u11, u13 and u15 age but informal, professional but friend- • Author, Illustrator & Animator Oi- groups while the u10s begin on Satly, in an exquisite setting on the sin McGann will host a workshop for urday October 2nd. shores of Lough Derg. Secondary School Transition Year According To Tomas Ryan, newly Students elected Chairperson, NTSFl, ‘’ we A supporter of the festival since it are looking forward to a busy but enfirst began in 2003, John Tierney • The Nenagh Palyers perform Push joyable schedule of league games will launch this years festival on Fri- Cart, a one act play, for the Sunday fro0m now till the end of the season. day night, October 8 at 7pm at night finale As well as having 15 league divisions Lough Derg Yacht Club. All welat ages u10, u11, u12, u13, u14, u15 come. and u16 while some member clubs Unlike autobiography, memoir tells have entered the SFAI national cups, Featured artists include: stories from a life rather than of a and our the NTSFL knockout cup • Authors Hugo Hamilton & Carlo life. competition will take place later on in Gébler (Meet the Authors) the season’’. • Poet Dave Lordan (reading, All In her memoir, the American Poet An Emerging Talent Programme also Ireland Poetry Day, Poetry WorkMelissa Green writes that “we berun by the league in association with shop, Poetry Judge) come the people we are because of the FAI programme assisted locally what happens to us and how our by James Scott, FAI North Tipperary • Author Marjorie Quarton (Book memory of it charges the rest of our Development Officer. Launch ~ Mary Cannon’s Common- lives with meaning. It is not only that League Emerging Talent Co-ordinaplace Book: an Irish Kitchen in the we make metaphor; metaphor makes tor, Dave Rooney highlighted some 1700s The Lilliput Press) us. Language is what we own to be recent progress in this area. ‘’2 u13 greater than ourselves.” Perhaps it is teams representing the league took • Sandra Lefroy (Poet, Sailor) & more accurate to say that language is part in the Umbro- Galway cup durReggie Goodbody (Boat Builder, what we use to confirm who we are, ing the summer and won the 1st piece Model Maker, Luthier and Sailor) to make some sense of where we’ve of silverware for the league, while tell their stories of living on board been. our u13 Kennedy cup squad finished the vessel The Phoenix afloat on 30th overall in the renowned June Lough Derg on the passenger vessel In Greek mythology Mnemosyne event at UL. The u12’s league team The Spirit of Killaloe was not only the goddess of memory came 2nd in the Cashin cup, while but the inventor of words and lanthis past season we also introduced • Ginku ~ Haiku voyage to Garguage and the mother of the muses. an u10 futsal programme at 4 venues rykennedy followed by walk in Gar- At the 2010 Dromineer Literary Fes- where 90 players took part’’. rykennedy woodland, facilitated by tival authors and artists will tell sto- Dates, times and venues for u11, u12 Maeve O’Sullivan ries from their lives, drawing scenes and u13 trials for this year’s Emergfrom their memories, indelibly ing talent programme are: marked by time. Sunday 26 September: U11s (born 1999) Nenagh AFC, 12 noon to 2.00pm U12s (born 1998) Garda Sports Complex Templemore, 2.00 to 4.00pm U13s (born 1997) Garda Sports Complex Templemore, 2.00 to 4.00pm Advertising That Sunday 3 October: Gets Noticed U11s (born 1999) Nenagh AFC, 12 noon to 2.00pm Not Lost! U12s (born 1998) Ardcroney FC, 2.00 to 4.00pm U13s (born 1997) Ardcroney FC, 2.00 to 4.00pm

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Founded in 1981 as the North Tipperary Schoolboy Football League, at its recent end of season AGM, member league clubs voted to change its name to North Tipperary Schoolchildren’s Football League, reflecting according to Cheryl Hayes, League Secretary that ‘’girls can play in this league from u10 to u13 level and make a valuable contribution to many member clubs. It could also provide a membership boost by encouraging more girls to play and join their local club’. The leagues website, will continue to provide an information focal point for clubs where results, fixtures, league tables, news, and more will be displayed. A new addition for clubs this season is an opportunity to have their weekly club notes put in a new ‘’club corner’’ news item. A Club secretary or PRO can email League PRO, Bobby Lynch, with their clubs news details. Clubs when registering teams for the new season that a new Registrar, Mick Ryan (Templemore FC) has replaced the outgoing Tom Quinlan (Moneygall) who served for 5 years as league Registrar. The 2010/11 League Committee is: Tomas Ryan, Chairperson, Cheryl Hayes, Secretary, Paddy Duffy Treasurer (Executive officers), Denny Ryan, Fixtures Secretary, Bobby Lynch, PRO, Dave Rooney, Emerging Talent Co-ordinator, John Delaney, Assistant Treasurer, Tony 0’ Sullivan, SFAI delegate and Jamie Gilmour while Phyllis Coughlin, Child Protection Officer and Mick Ryan, Registrar support the committee in their respective roles. 2010/11 member clubs of the league are: Ardcroney, Arra Rovers, Ballymackey, Birdhill, Borrisokane, Cloughjordan, Holycross, Lough Derg, Moneygall, Nenagh AFC, Nenagh Celtic, Puckane United, Rearcross, Sallypark Odhrans, Shinrone, Silvermines, and Templemore. Clubs are reminded that there is a strict deadline to text all results 7pm on game day, to Denny Ryan, NTSFL Fixtures Secretary at 0879162948.

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Taking Care of Our Health - Featuring Frances Black There is a Positive Mental Health Evening taking place in Upperchurch Community Hall, Thurles on Thursday the 30th of September starting at 6.30pm. A number of speakers will talk about their own experiences on the night including Frances Black, singer and

John Moloney, TD and Minister for Disability & Mental Health. A number of agencies and groups will be there on the night to provide information. Free Admission. All are welcome. If you would like to find out more please contact 067 44648/087 6350150.

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Book Review The Passage by Justin Cronin Review by Nigel Quinlan The Passage is very much the book of the moment, promising to be as successful as The DaVinci Code or Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. It’s a big, thick blockbuster that harks back directly to Stephen King’s The Stand, and it’s every bit as fun and scary, while also being exceptionally well-written. Vampires stalk the earth! But these aren’t your teenage sparkly Twilight vampires; these are savage, hungry beasties who... but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Amy Bellafonte, in a wrenching opening section, is abandoned by her mother in the care of some nuns. Unfortunately, Amy has come to the attention of some government scientists experimenting on condemned prisoners, and a pair of FBI agents are sent to retrieve her. Despite himself, one of the agents bonds with her and decides scientific experiments and Amy are two things he doesn’t want to go together, so he takes matters into his own hand. Unfortunately for him, the organisation he works for has a long reach.

The Passage has it all: Drama! Pathos! Science gone mad! Underground lairs! A doomed world! Flawed heroes battling against hopeless odds! It’d all be hopelessly derivative and a bit boring if it weren’t for the fact that Cronin writes like an angel and knows his pulp fiction inside out. So despite the 700-plus page count, he keeps you hanging on every word, right to the bitter-sweet end. This is epic, worldshaking adventure, and the first in a trilogy that promises to set the trend for blockbusting literary entertainment in the future. No doubt there will be a film version along shortly, but trust me, it won’t be as good as the book. Try it for yourself and see. You won’t be able to put it down. The Passage is available in paperback from Sheelagh na Gig bookshop. Call in or order by post with free post and packing. Sheelagh na Gig bookshop, Cloughjordan, is open 6 days a week: Tue-Thu 9.30am-5pm, Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm. Tel: 0505 42123, email,, or follow us on Twitter @sheelaghnagig.

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Hold a Halloween Hoolie in aid of the ISPCC this October! Today the ISPCC are asking people to scare themselves silly this Halloween by holding a Halloween Hoolie event in aid of the ISPCC. The ISPCC hope people will come on board this year to help them raise over €40,000 for their services to children and young people nationwide. The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing 24 Hour support to children and young people yet receives less than 10% government funding. In 2010 the charity has seen a continued increase in demand for all of their services with many children and young people currently on waiting lists.

Lloyd Byrne, Director of Fundraising at the ISPCC, said today “We have never seen such a dramatic increase in the demand for our services with calls to Childline up by 25% and hundreds of children seeking individual support. We are appealing for people, while they are having fun this Halloween, to also help the ISPCC by raising funds for our services.” The ISPCC’s Halloween Hoolie runs from Thursday the 28th to Sunday the 31st October. To register for your free sponsorship pack, or for more information please call 1850 50 40 50 or log onto

Social Media Marketing & Blogging For Business Bookings are now being taken for our course in Social Media Marketing & Blogging For Business. In this course run by Derry O Donnell, Tipp Tatler you will learn how we got over 100,000 views on YouTube in less than a week resulting in enormous media exposure nationally and locally You will learn how to:• Use the social web to promote your business and increase website traffic • Leverage free tools on popular sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube LinkedIn etc. to increase sales • Create your own Website/Blog to increase your online presence and grow sales. Your blog can also act as your website if you don’t have one. This is a hands on course and basic computing skills are required. Can you send an email? Can you create a Word document? If yes, then you can do this course. The course is being run in Nenagh over 7 evenings using the latest in education technology. Call Derry on 0504-51945 or 086-3191673 for more details

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Thurles Parents & Friends of People with Special Needs. Summer Camp---A Gift of Time On chatting to a friend some years ago about the pending life changing experience of a new arrival to the family, that close ally said; ‘remember that the greatest Gift you can give to any child is A Minute of your Time’. Well, as Camp 2010 wound down about 6.30pm on Friday August 20th, and the few remaining helpers headed for the gates of the College, leading out to Kickham Street, those words of wisdom flashed through the mind like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky. For having spent a number of days in the midst of many children and teenage helpers one was a little bit puzzled, now, as to know whether the Gift of Time was Given or Received during the previous120 hours at Thurles P F S N Summer Camp. At meal breaks time out was taken to reflect on the great vision of the volunteers who set the template over 30 years ago, Life President /Founding Member, Margo Olden and former Chairperson, Eileen O’Dwyer RIP to name but two, and their many colleagues down at the Guardian Angels, without whom Thurles Parents & Friends of People with Special Needs could not be the success it is today. Having looked on from the sidelines one often wondered at how and where did the motivation emanate from, through 3 decades, or perhaps was it just simply a vocation? 2008 a drive for new volunteers was set in train to reenergize Thurles Parent & Friends. On been invited to, and hesitantly accepting, the position of PRO simply because one could start a computer, which was handy enough for sending notes via e mail to the Tipp Tatler, Tipperary Star and Parish Newsletter r. Thanks to all for your co-operation with late submissions and missed spellings etc. Also to post a few letters, create

posters for information evenings and of course to plug fundraisers. No bother really, glad to lend a helping hand. There were good and some not so good nights at meetings, which is par for the course with all hard working committees, as you’ll probably agree. Then, 2010, the final year of a 3-year term as Public Relations Officer dawns and I’m thrown in at the deep end. Not a wink of sleep the night before and it wasn’t the Leaving Cert results that were worrying yours truly, as was the case with Thomas and Lea. A pass grade at the close of camp on Friday would suffice, and wont everyone be over the moon then, kids and adults alike. God Bless little children for all their innocence and for not recognising ‘first day nerve’ syndrome. Oh, just my luck then as I gingerly climb the steps up to Gerry Ryan’s bus, its just been announced that this camp is a healthy eating zone. All aboard, the roll call by Ev confirms. “Seat belts on everybody please the bus is about to move out” all are warned. Not a single Mars Bar in sight, no junk food then to calm the butterflies, as Natasha’s apple core gadget is slicing red and yellow ‘beauty bats’ by the kilo per minute. Rosie is on the move dishing out sprigs of seedless green grapes to expectant tiny fingers as the bus enters Liberty square, and has to stop again, suddenly, at the flashing amber lights of the pedestrian crossing. Are we there yet?? Rings out as Cashel’s Famous Rock appears on the cloudless horizon, Benny, the bus driver, seems not to take any notice as he is quiet content taking us “All Around” Tipp! Down South to; Clonmel & Clogheen and Up North to; Nenagh & Templemore. There’s a sea of blue and gold flags and bunting all along the

Garda Bart Howard, Evelyn Nevin, Steven Cullen, Joe O'Halloran, Orla Murphy, and Mike Walsh.

routes, could it be possible they were all expecting us or is there something else going on in the Premier County right now. On arriving at our destinations each child is assigned an adult’s hand, Michael grabs mine and off we skip down the laneway in the hazy sunshine, towards the jetty, to enjoy every second of the camp. A Boat trip on the lake is our first adventure together where it appears we have infringed on the tranquil space of the snowy feathered swan parents, Cob and Pen, as they glide elegantly through the water but never too far from, nor out of sight of, their three baby cygnets, the skipper informs his crew. Is nature, here, attempting to send a message on this our maiden voyage? Michael points and shouts, “Look, there’s a big Crocodile.” No going back now, as Laura recalls her big win on TV last Saturday night week and how pleasant host Brian Ormond was. Change of itinerary on day 4, its down to the pool at the Leisure Centre, first port of call for an hour, where Amy, kindly, dispenses some invaluable advice on how to stay afloat, which is gladly taken on board. Bart and Paddy arrive as we prepare to head in the direction of the Devil’s Bit to the Garda College. There’s great fun playing cops and robbers under the watchful lens of Paddy’s camera. The motorbike is a big hit. The chocolate ice cream in Murphy’s on Main Street is like Manna from Heaven. Shauna, Rosie, Natasha, Darren and Eoin arrive early on the final morning to help with the decorations, as do Eimear, Chloe, Lea and Naomi who wrap the presents. Thomas is assigned to selotape sentry. Micheal and Joe make the final pit stop to spruce up the new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that will be unveiled to all and sundry later. Bouncy Castles are pumped up, by the Kavanagh gents, and ready for action. Josephine arrives with her pony in the horsebox. The burker boiler is refilled and switched on to full power. Darren gets the bunting up while Thomas, Micheal and Eoin fill the balloons. Orla and Michelle pop in from Holycross and Drombane to lend a hand. The Fire Engine’s flashing blue lights and siren is greeted with a loud cheer while Face Painter Aishling sets up her pitch. The sun shines brightly overhead; the barometer indicates ‘tis a little over 20 degrees. Liz and Amy, sleeves rolled up, declare the kitchen sink and draining board a ‘clearway’. 5pm Friday, out on the lush manicured lawns of the Pallotine, Chairperson and camp leader, Evelyn Nevin, presents each child with a Gift and a Certificate/Scroll while the parents and helpers get into serious party mode. The new bus is blessed by Fr. Gerard, who prays that all who travel in it, will do so safely. Rumour has it that sweets, cakes and chocolates escaped on to the party tables. Its all systems go, ok.

Hugs, Kisses and High Fives were the order of the week, with a few tiny tears thrown in here and there, for good measure. The weather looked down kindly on us too. Many new friendships were fostered this week, with all the helpers willing to back each other up whenever a crisis appeared imminent and then the cry went out “Hey, where’s Evelyn”? “Get Evelyn quick”. On reflection, the highlight of the camp for me was witnessing the joy and happiness on the faces of the little children, ‘twill leave a lasting memory. Girls and Boys thank you for sharing that moment and for giving a Gift of Time to a humbled PRO. Saoirse O Halloran, Shannon O Halloran (Holycross), Abbie, Rachel, Conor Stapleton (Borrisoleigh), Kevin O Donovan, Steven O Donovan, Steven Cullen, Patrick O Donnell, Paudie Patterson (Littleton), Conor Kavanagh, Amie Kavanagh (Rahaelty), Daniel Hayes, Daniel O Connell (Two Mile Borris), Sinead Maher, Orla Maher, Michelle Costelloe (The Ragg), Aisling Nolan (Loughmore), Orla Murphy Templemore), Charlize Burke, Chloe Power, Katie Fogarty, Michael Fogarty, Tommie Fogarty, Ben Burke and, Alex Burke. The committee wishes to thank all the parents for entrusting the camp with their children this week. Photographer Paddy is putting a compilation together, which will be on the ‘big screen’ with Bart’s assistance, at a thank-you evening for the end of September. Funds raised in the upcoming Tipp Women’s Mini Marathon will also be presented on the night. This will be an opportunity for all the helpers; fundraisers and parents to get together prior to the next big event at Halloween. If you have forgotten to secure a sponsorship card Contact Evelyn 0879774725 today. Alternatively if you wish to get involved please e mail; Thanks also to the following; Benny the bus driver for getting us safely home each evening. Jimmy was not with us this year however you were always in our thoughts. Fr Gerard Hennessy, Community Garda Bart Howard, Paddy Loughnane , Murphy’s Pub and staff, Templemore. The Garda College, Athnid Bouncy Castles, Josephine Doyle and Pony Cindy, Thurles Fire Brigade, Officers Ml McCarthy and G Ryan, Thurles Order of Malta; Joe O’ Halloran, Face Painter; Aishling Ely, Thurles Leisure Centre staff Fr. Barry, Pallotine College P.S. Congratulations to the Tipperary Senior and U-21 Hurling Teams on their All Ireland victories


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by Jim O Shea

Abuse (Continued from previous issue) Self-care, safety, healing and forgiveness, following leaving an abusive relationship. Spiritual self-care ∙  Make time for reflection ∙   Spend time with nature ∙   Find a spiritual connection or commu­ nity ∙   Be open to inspiration ∙   Cherish your optimism and hope ∙   Be aware of nonmaterial aspects of life ∙   Try at times not to be in charge or the expert. ∙   Be open to not knowing ∙   Identify what is meaningful to you and notice its place in your life ∙   Meditate ∙     Pray.  Survivors  may  blame  God  for not helping them, for not changing their abusive partners, and perhaps for abandoning them. Yet those who believe in God can recall that he does not intend or want people to turn their backs on love. Jesus experienced isolation, rejection, betrayal, violence, humiliation and abandonment. ∙   Sing ∙   Spend time with children ∙   Experience awe ∙     Contribute  to  causes  in  which  you believe. ∙     Read  inspirational  literature  (talks, music, etc.) I would add another. Sometime the process of finding our inner power can include learning to rely on an outside source of power; a higher power. It is a case of trusting a wisdom and strength greater than ourselves. The Hidden Hurt organisation has a further list which outlines activities and behaviours that can help in the first few weeks or months after the separation. Some of these have already been mentioned, but it is no harm to repeat them. Their suggestions are as follows: ∙   Keep a diary of everything you man­ age to do no matter how ordinary or mundane they are. Give yourself credit for everything, such as cooking the meals, and when feeling low or feeling that you are unable to cope, read this as a reminder of how much you do to get by on a daily base. ∙   Remember that isolation is one of the hallmarks of abuse, and it is the aim of the abuser to isolate the survivor. To counteract the isolation you suffered it is important to re-establish contact with friends, and to make new friends. It is well to remember, however, that others may be uncomfortable, for various reasons, with a separated person, and establishing contact may be difficult. But, it is important. It is also a very good idea to seek out a local support group, if such

exists, to keep you from feeling isolated. While you may not necessarily be depressed, the organisation AWARE has branches all over Ireland. As far as I am aware the Cashel branch meets every Monday. You will get more information about branches by ringing 053 918 4525. ∙  Educate yourself on domestic abuse. Hopefully these articles will go some way in this, but the sources quoted are worth looking at, because these articles are necessarily brief. ∙   Be creative. Keep a journal and write down your experiences of what has happened and how you feel. You can also use other creative activities such as art and poems. You may recall that I used poetry when I was going through bereavement following the death of my youngest child. You don’t have to be a good poet or a good artist. It is the process that counts. ∙   (Above all) pamper yourself, and re­ ward yourself. Buy something nice for yourself. It does not have to be expensive, perhaps a bubble bath or a new book. Why not a new outfit if you can afford it? ∙   Personalise yourself and your environ­ ment. In other words, change things. Paint a room, change your hairstyle; stamp your identity on your surroundings. Remember abuse often robs a person of their identity. ∙   Set realistic goals e.g. about socialis­ ing with others if you have moved far from where you lived. ∙   Make sure you have the number of a good friend that you can ring if you ever feel low. Know the phone number of the Samaritans. ∙   Be sure to have time for yourself and to take time out. If you learn to look after yourself you will be better able to look after your children, if you have any. ∙   Get plenty of exercise and fresh air. ∙   Make a tape of your favourite music. ∙   Have a holiday. You don’t necessarily have to travel abroad, but perhaps visit friends or family, and enjoy a change of scenery. ∙   Seek counselling. This will help you explore in a safe setting what happened to you, and will help you to heal and move on. Continued in next issue) Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph. 087 8211009 . JimO’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go tosthe Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

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Tipp Tatler Issue 153 Sept 2010  
Tipp Tatler Issue 153 Sept 2010  

The Tipp Tatler is a free fortnightly magazine distributed throughout North Tipperary and surrounding district. It is packed full of local n...