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Player Profiles continued.... Sean Flynn (Father Sheehys) Height: 6’ 2” Date of Birth: 26/2/1993 Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Sivision Under 14 C football, Under 16 South and County football, Munster U16 vocational schools, Senior All Ireland vocational schools B, South Division Minor hurling B title. School: Coláiste Dún Iascaigh Cahir Favourite Tipp Player: Brian Fox Ambition: Be successful with Fr. Sheehys and play until 40
Jason Lonergan (Clonmel Commercials ) Height: 6’ Date of Birth: 27/2/1994 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, Under 14 player of the year, County final under 14 man of the match. Under 16 South Division and County hurling and football titles. Munster Under 16. Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland under 16 hurling. 2 county minor football tiltes. All Ireland Senior football B colleges School: High School CBS Clonmel Favourite Tipperary Player: Ciaran McDonald Ambition: To represent Tipperary at the highest level of football.
Bill Maher (Kilsheelan /Kilcash) Height: 5’ 10” Date of Birth: 21/1/1994 Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County club football titles, South Division club hurling titles, Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling 2010, Under 16 Munster footSeamus Kennedy (Clonmel Commeri- ball 2010 , All Ireland Senior football cals) colleges B 2010, Munster and county Height: 6’ 2” colleges football champions Date of Birth: 26/6/1993 School: High School CBS Clonmel Honours Won: Munster Minor footFavourite Tipperary Player: Johnny ball title 2011, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Ryan Munster title, Under 15 and 16 Mun- Ambition: To win an All-Ireland with ster football medals and 4 South Divi- Tipperary sion and County football championship medals from under 12 John Martin to minor. (Ballyporeen) School: Thurles CBS Height: 5’ 10” Favourite Tipperary Player: Brian Date of Birth: 20/4/1994 Mulvill Honours Won: Munster Minor footAmbition: Win an All-Ireland title ball title 2011, Under 16 and 17 Munwith Tipperary. ster football titles, South Division and County Under 21 Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan) football, South Division Minor B Height: 6’ 1” football title. Date of Birth: 3/1/1995 School: Mitchelstown CBS Co. Honours Won: All Ireland schools, Cork Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Un- Favourite Tipperary Player: Conor der 16 hurling, Under Sweeney 14 Munster hurling title, Under 15 Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland Munster football title. 2011
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Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials) Height: 6’ Date of Birth: 11/2/1994 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, Under 12,14, and 16, and minor football South Division and County titles. All Ireland Peil finalists 2007, Under 10,14 and 16 South Division hurling titles, Munster Under 16 2010, Munster football u17 winners 2010 School: Rockwell College Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne Ambition Play senior football with Tipperary
Dean Lonergan (Cahir) Height: 6ft Date of Birth: 24/4/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, 1 Under 16 All-Ireland, 2 Vocational Schools All-Irelands, 1 School All-Ireland B, 1 Munster Minor Football School: Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir Favourite Tipperary Player: Robbie Costigan Ambition: To win an All- Ireland with Tipperary
Greg Henry (Killenaule) Height: 6’ Date of Birth: 8/6/1994 Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster Under 16 football, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title. County B minor B football title. School: Rockwell College Favourite Tipperary Player: Philip Austin Ambition: To win All-Ireland final, and help Tipperary make an All-Ireland senior final by 2020.
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Tipperary County Athletics News The Cross Country Season gets underway with the Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes Complex on Wednesday 28th September at 11am. Like last year, a huge field of athletes is expected for this year’s competition & we hope it will produce some more budding Cross Country stars of the future. There are 20 races in total on the day in 5 different School categories ranging from Major Schools to Extra Small Schools. 3rd & 4th Class Girls & Boys will run 800m while
5th & 6th Class Girls & Boys will race over a 1000m course. It’s a very enjoyable experience & we would ask as many parents as possible to attend to support their children on the day. For further information & programme of events, log onto www.tipperaryathletics.com. All fixture dates for Cross Country are set out further in this paragraph. Like last year, the distances for all County, Munster & National races (no national races for U/9 & U/10) are:-
Under 9 Under 10 Under 11 Under 12 Under 13 Under 14 Under 15 Under 16 Under 17 Under 18 Under 19
750m 1000m 1500m 2000m 2500m 3000m 3500m 4000m 5000m 6000m 7000m
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Dates for your diaries for forthcoming County, Munster & National Fixtures are as follows:Saturday 24th September – All Ireland Schools Combined Events in Morton Stadium, Dublin. Saturday 24th September – Munster Regional Squad Day (Cross Country) 11am to 2pm at Banna Strand, Co. Kerry. Saturday 24th September – Hammer Coaching Workshop in Templemore from 11am to 4.30pm. See www.tipperaryathletics.com for more information. Sunday 25th September – St. Senans A.C. Open Cross Country at 1pm in Kilmacow Sports Complex. Wednesday 29th September – Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Thurles Crokes Complex at 11am. Friday 30th September – McDonalds Little Athletics Tipperary Jam-
Ambition: To win the Minor Football All Ireland final and the County senior hurling title. Adrian McGuire (Kilsheelan Kilcash) Height: 5’ 10” Date of Birth: 15/10/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, South Division and County championships Under 12, 14, Minor B; South Division Under 14 hurling, Carrigdhoun Munster under 15 hurling, County, Munster and All Ireland Colleges B football, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title. School: High School CBS Clonmel Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne Ambition: Win All Ireland Senior football title with Tipperary
If anyone is interested in reading up on the Tipperary Cross Country Bye-laws before the season starts, they can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com & the AAI Competition Rulebook can be found at www.athleticsireland.ie.
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boree in Templemore Track at 6.30pm. Sunday 2nd October – Tipperary Juvenile Even Age & Novice Cross Country Championships at 12 noon in the Middlepiece, Turnpike, Two Mile Borris. Sunday 16th October – Tipperary Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships at 12 noon in Powerstown Racecourse, Clonmel. Sunday 23rd October – Munster Juvenile Even Ages & Novice & U/23 Championships in Clare. Sunday 6th November – Tipperary County Relays and Masters & U/23 Cross Country Championships at 12 noon in Thurles Crokes Complex. Sunday 13th November - Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Powerstown Racecourse, Clonmel. Sunday 20th November – Munster Juvenile “B” & Masters Cross Country Championships in Limerick. Sunday 27th November – Woodies DIY AAI Inter County & Juvenile Even Age Cross Country Championships in Sligo.
John Meagher (Loughmore Castleiney) Height: 6’ 1” Date of Birth: 1/6/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Harty Cup and All Ireland Colleges 2009; Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling 2009, Carrigdhoun Munster Under 15 hurling 2008, Tipperary minor hurling championship 2009. School: Thurles CBS Favourite Tipperary Player: Noel McGrath Ambition: To win the All Ireland minor football final! Stephen O’Brien (Ballina) Height: 6’ 4” Date of Birth: 22/12/1994 Honours Won:Munster Minor football title 2011, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 North Divisional Football titles, Under 16 North Hurling Final, 1 Munster Schools final, Inter County U14 Shield (Jim Power), Under 16 Munster Football, Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 hurling School:Nenagh CBS Ambition: To win minor All Ireland 2011 Thomas O’Donoghue (Lattin Cullen) Height: 5’ 11” Date of Birth: 25/6/1994 Honours won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Munster Under 17 football title, Munster senior B colleges title. School: Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town Favourite Tipperary Player: Brian Jones Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011 Oisin O’Flynn (Ardfinnan) Height: 5’ 11”
Date of Birth: 4/5/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, Minor A county and South champions 2009, All Ireland colleges with Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Minor South Champions 2008, u16 Munster champions with college. School / College: NUI Galway Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir Ambition: To play for Tipp in an all Ireland Senior Football Final
Alan O’Riordan (JK Brackens) Height: 6’ Date of Birth: 1/10/1993 Honours won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, U14B County Hurling Final, Under 16B Mid Division Hurling Final, Mid Division Senior Football title School: Our Lady’s Templemore Favourite Tipperary Player: Lorcan Egan Ambition: Win Minor All Ireland 2011 Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens) Height: 6’ 2” Date of Birth: 12/10/1995. Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, Schools - Corn ui Cathain, McGowan Cup, Kinnane Cup, Mid Division under 14 hurling, Mid under 12, under 14 and under 16 football titles. School: ur Ladys Templemore.. Ambition: To win a senior hurling all Ireland and football all Ireland in the same year for Tipp and be on both teams Conor O Sullivan (Galtee Rovers) Height: 6’ 1” Date of Birth: 3/5/1993 Honours Won: West B hurling and football, Munster Minor Football. College: Mary Immaculate College Limerick Favourite Tipperary Player: Ciaran McDonald Ambition: To become a legend of a teacher. Niall O'Sullivan (Moycarkey-Borris) Height: 5' 11” Date of Birth: 7/3/93 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Under 14 Mid A football winners; Under 14 Peadar Cummins inter divisional hurling winners; Tony Forristal Munster under 14 hurling tournament runners up; Carrigdhoun Munster Under 15 hurling 2008; Tipp Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 2009
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Player Profiles continued.... School: Colaiste Mhuire co-ed Thurles, Tipperary Institute Thurles (Games Design and Development) Favourite Tipperary Player: Lar Corbett Ambition: Play sport for as long as I can. Cathal Quigley (Moyle Rovers) Height: 6’ 1” Date of Birth: 16/3/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, South Division and County Under 14 A hurling, South and County under 16 B hurling, South Under 16 A football, South Under 21 football, Munster Senior Colleges B hurling School: Cashel Community School Favourite Tipperary Player: George Hannigan Ambition: To be successful in everything I do in the future Michael Quinlivan (Clonmel Commercials) Height: 6’ 1” Date of Birth: 15/2/1993 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, 1 All-Ireland SF B Colleges Medal, 2 Munster Colleges Medals, 3 County Colleges Medals, U12, U14, U16, Minor & U21 County 'A' Football Medals, Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title, College / School: Mary Immaculate College Limerick, High School CBS Clonmel Favourite Tipperary Player: Peter Acheson Ambition: To win an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with Tipperary Philip Quirke
(Moyle Rovers) Height: 6‘ 6” Date of Birth: 11/10/94 Honours Won: Munster Minor football title 2011, County Hurling B championship medal; 1 South Division A football championship, 1 South A hurling championship, 1 South B hurling championship, Under 16 Munster football championship,Under 17 Daryl Darcy Munster title. School: Rockwell College Favourite Tipperary Player: Declan Browne Ambition: To win a senior football All-Ireland with Tipperary. TJ Ryan (Rockwell Rovers) Height: 5' 4” Date of Birth: 20/2/1994 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011, West Divisional medals Under 12,14,16, Minor, and Under 21 hurling and football. School: Rockwell College Favourite Tipperary Player: Conor Sweeney Ambition: Become senior footballer for Tipp in 2 years! Gearóid Slattery (Cashel King Cormacs) Height: 6’ 1” Date of Birth: 16/11/94 Honours Won: Munster Minor Football title 2011; Munster Under 16 and 17 football in 2010; Munster under 16 hurling with school; West Under 16 "A" hurling and football School: Cashel Community School Favourite Tipperary Player: Brendan Cummins Ambition: Win a Minor All-Ireland with Tipp 2011
Team Management David Power (Kilsheelan Kilcash) is the team manager since 2009. The selectors are Tadhg Duggan (Arravale Rovers), Fergal McDonnell (JK Brackens) and Pat Murphy (Kilruane MacDonaghs). The physical coach is Alan O’Connor (Cahir). Other members of the backroom team are: Stephanie Grace (Chartered Physiotherapist – Galtee Rovers), Jimmy Cunningham (Masseur – Inane Rovers), John Hynes (Doctor), Tommy Fitzgerald (Team Administrator - Solohead), Paddy O’Flaherty (Statistics - Cahir). David Power, who is an accountant by profession, has been involved with under age squads in Tipperary for the last 5 years. He trained Kilsheelan Kilcash to South Divisional and County minor B football titles in 2010. He played county mi-
nor with Tipperary in 2001. He has managed the Tipperary under 16 and 17 teams and was in charge of the under 17 team which won the Munster under 17 competition in 2010. He has coached the WIT team to the Trench Cup final weekends in 2010 and 2011. His father, Michael Power, is Secretary of the Tipperary Football Board and is a former Treasurer of Munster Council GAA. Tadhg Duggan played hurling and football at all levels with his club Arravale Rovers. Fergal McDonnell played hurling and football with JK Brackens and has trained the Tipp ladies under 14 and 16 football teams. Pat Murphy is a native of Wicklow and played all grades of hurling and football with Wicklow and the Annacurra club
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Toomevara end 14 year wait to claim 7s glory
By David Kelly Toomevara defeated Limerick side Killeedy to land the Kilmacud AllIreland 7s title on Saturday last. The team overturned an eight point (semi final) deficit with 6 mins remaining to run out eventual five point winners vs Laois kingpins (the Harps). The Premier side ran riot in the final with Louise Young (player of the tournament), Maria Tynan and Aoife Ryan causing the Killeedy defence countless problems. Young bagged 2-3 in the opening half as the Greyhounds laid siege to the Killeedy goal. Aoife Ryan contributed 1-3 in the second period to end the game as a contest-thus ensuring the cup stays in Tipperary for at least another year. The Shannonsiders were starved of primary possession by stalwarts Teresa Ryan, Trisha Ryan and Suzanne Kelly in defence. Former Tipperary great Noelle Kennedy showed she still has plenty left to offer with some inspired performances, but minor sharpshooters Aoife Ryan and Nicole Walsh stole the show with a series of vintage displays.
UL and Toomevara representative Aine Brislane won the poc fada competition after a tense duel with Clare starlet Chloe Morey (Sixmilebridge). Congrats to Teresa Ryan and Elaine Young (joint captains)/the management quartet of Jackie Meagher, Brendan Kenny, Thomas Hassett and Donal Kelly. Huge plaudits must also go to Daintree Paper and the Kilmacud GAA Club for organizing and sponsoring such a fantastic and worthwhile event. The support received from near neighbours Borrisoleigh was immensely appreciated. Thanks to Pat McCormack and Mark Harty who worked tirelessly as maor uisces for the day.
Toomevara panel and final scorers: Paula Ryan, Trisha Ryan, Suzanne Kelly, Teresa Ryan, Maria Tynan (11), Louise Young (2-3), Nicole Walsh (0-2, 1 free), Aoife Ryan (1-5, 2 frees), Noelle Kennedy.
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On Friday September, 2nd the Michael Cahill 5K was hosted. John Shanahan had a brilliant run finishing in second position with a time of 16:06. Donal Keane and Kevin Moore finished in 7th and 11th positions with times of 16:35 and 16:45. Martin Keane and Michael Moore recorded times of 16:58 and 17:41, Michael won the second prize in the over 45 category. Ben English won the over 50 category in a time of 18:11 and Dymphna Ryan had a great performance finishing second lady in a time of 18:30. John Moore finished in 19:55.
Nenagh Choral Society stages ‘Les Misérables’ On September 28th for 4 nights only Nenagh Choral Society stages possibly one of the greatest musicals ever written ‘Les Misérables’. Staging this show is a long time ambition of the society. Under the production team of Greg Browne, Laura Kearney and Naomi Morrissey the society established a youth academy under which it stages this show and have been granted full performance rights from Josef Weinberger in the UK. Rehearsals for this full production show began at the beginning of the school holidays and the society experienced a surge in its facebook fans as the younger generation latched onto the idea of being in a great show. Working hard through the summer the cast all of whom are under 19 have had ‘the time of their lives’and as the final weeks unfold they are now perfecting every move and every song.
Back Row (L to R): L. Young, S. Kelly, P. Ryan, A. Ryan, N. Kennedy. Front Row: M. Tynan, N. Walsh, E. Young, T. Ryan (joint captains), Trisha Ryan.
This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes an honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector
Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday 17th September from DK Travel or on 086-3122725. With only 4 shows early booking is advisable. With tickets from €10 for a child and €15 for an adult, Nenagh Choral Society have kept the ticket prices low. ‘Les Misérables’ runs from September 28th – October 1st at St Joseph's CBS Secondary School Hall at 8pm nightly. As current members and past members on behalf of the committee we wish to advise that our 2011/12 season is dedicated to the memory of those very close to us that we lost since staging Hot Mikado in March. Rest in peace our good friends. On behalf of the committee and members we hope you will come along to support this show.
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Prayers St. Therese of Lisieux O Glorious St. Therese, whom almighty God has raised up to aid and inspire the human family. I implore your miraculous intercession. You are so powerful in obtaining every need of body and spirit from the heart of God. Holy Mother Church proclaims you, Prodigy of Miracles”The Greatest Saint of Modern Times” Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition. (mention here) to carry out your promise of spending heaven doing good upon earth, of letting fall from heaven a shower of roses. Henceforth dear Little Flower, I will fulfil your plea ‘to be made known everywhere’ and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus, through you, Amen. St. Therese of the Child Jesus, live in the heart of the church. Pray for me. Say for 9 days and you will receive a flower during or after 9 days, as an indication that your request will be granted. M.H. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. M.D. Novena to St. Jude – Oh Holy St. Jude Apostle and martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles. Near kinsman of Jesus Christ. Faithful intercessor to all who invoke you. Special patron in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg of you to come to my assistance. Please help me now with my present and urgent need (mention favour) and grant my earnest petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say 3 Our Fathers and 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glorias. Promise publication. J.P.
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Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009 www.jimoshea.net. Jim O’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go the the Perhaps an understanding of John Children’s Bowlby’s attachment theory might be an Hospital in advantage in getting further understand- Crumlin ing of depression in relation to human development. What I am about to write about Bowlby is an inadequate sketch of Jim O’Shea’s his theory, but it will give you some idea new book of what he was about. Bowlby was a called Abuse, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who was intensely interested in affectionless chilabout domestic viodren, and what had prevented them from lence, workplace and developing affection and emotional school bullying is warmth. Some of his research concennow available on trated on early separation of children Amazon, published from their principal caregiver, normally by Cork University the mother. As stated above, the loss of a Press and in Bookmother or a caregiver is not the main shops. cause of long term depression, but the
A positive and supportive family environment is vital for the proper development of the child; otherwise it leaves him vulnerable to depression. There is evidence that parental loss is less severe in bringing on depression than an ongoing loss of care following the death of a parent. In other words, the quality of parenting following the loss is crucial. When the quality is good the depression is confined to the period close to the loss, and the sadness, guilt, and other features of depression vanish. So, the quality of these early relationships is a factor in depression, as indeed is the pattern of later relationships. The importance of experiences in early childhood as a way to a healthy or unhealthy mental state cannot be overstated. Clearly, a troubled childhood, especially if there is not a close bond with the primary caretaker (an insecure attachment) may contribute to a way of thinking and living that finds it difficult to adapt to life’s circumstances. This, too, leaves the child vulnerable to depression both as a child and as an adult. Such people tend to have low self-esteem and are never good enough irrespective of their achievements. Unfortunately, until it is pointed out to them they regard such a dysfunctional childhood as normal.
quality of parenting care that follows. Separation without any subsequent emotional warmth can give rise to anxiety and despair, and ultimately detachment and denial. A child responds positively to warmth and stability, and needs a secure attachment to be able to develop properly, and to be able to love others. Of course, a child may feel abandoned not just by the loss of a mother or caregiver, but if an existing mother or caregiver does not meet the child’s emotional needs. Such a child feels emotionally abandoned, with very bad consequences, including depression. According to Bowlby the attachment figure (the caregiver) forms a secure base for the child to be able to explore the environment with confidence, and eventually become properly socialised and form warm bonds with others. In other words the development of a secure and stable attachment bond is essential for healthy development. If, however, the attachment bond is insecure, for whatever reason, the child becomes vulnerable to depression in the present or in the future. The adult carries that inner vulnerable child, and if faced with the loss of a close relationship experiences selfcriticism, feelings of abandonment, hopelessness and helplessness, and other feelings of depression. Indeed the psychologist, Prentiss Price, holds that the most significant event related to clinical depression is separation from a parent by death or otherwise. She cites the example of children who were separated from their parents during the Second World War, whose depression manifested itself in their becoming withdrawn, despondent, and agitated at separation.
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