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"Hey, Mom," asked Johnny "Can you give me twenty quid?" "Certainly not." "If you do," he went on, "I'll tell you what dad said to the maid when you were at the beauty shop." His mother's ears perked up and, grabbing her purse, she handed over the money. "Well? What did he say?" "He said, 'Hey, Marie, make sure you wash my socks tomorrow.' "

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A man and his wife are sitting in the living room and he says to her, "Just so you know, I never want to live in a vegetative state dependent on some machine. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." "OK," says his wife as she gets up and unplugs the TV.

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North Tipperary Macra na Feirme The monthly meeting of the North Tipperary Macra na Feirme Executive was held in Moyne Hall last Friday 16th September. Presentations were made by representatives of the Seandun "Rally" National Conference Committee about the upcoming conference to held in October this year and the jam-packed weekend planned. Also in attendance was the recently elected Munster Region vice-president of Macra, Tommy Moyles who outlined his plans for the forthcoming year. There was great revelry as Chair Tim Maher congratulated his Club "Devils Bit" on winning the county round of the "Know your Ag" quiz and thus go on to represent North Tipperary in the Finals. Following the Meeting in Moyne Hall, the exciting business of the evening got underway. The final of the county round of Impromptu Debating was an exciting affair with local rivals Devils Bit facing a veteran Moyne/Templetuohy side that were

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This is how Government policy all begins... Start with a cage containing five apes. In the cage, hang a banana on a string and put stairs under it. Before long, an ape will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the Banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the apes with cold water. After a while, another ape makes an attempt with the same result - all the apes are sprayed with cold water. Continue until, when another ape tries to climb the stairs, the other apes try to prevent it.

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Festival Exhibition ~ Craft to Art, will feature violins by Luthier Reggie Goodbody, rushwork by Gerardine Wisdom, Bog Oak Sculptures by Dick Gough, swatches of wool and tweed as well as weaving tools from the Hanly Woollen Mills Museum, quilts by local quilt makers and samples of work by a bookbinder.

Performance – Drama ~The Nenagh Players present A Grief Observed by C.S.Lewis, adapted for stage and also performed by Ronan Dodd, Sunday Contact/Bookings please contact October 2 at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Eleanor at Dromineer. Adm €10 or on 0877 53 52 07 Film ~ Short Film Premiere, by Media Arts Students at DIT Aungier St.

Credit Access Still Hurting Small Businesses in Tipperary Lack of access to overdraft facilities or bank loans is still an issue for the small business community locally and continues to have a serious effect on trading and business operations. That’s according to the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board figures in the bi-annual Business and Banking Confidence survey, which found that over a third of small businesses nationwide felt that the availability of credit has deteriorated since January 2011, representing 37% of all those surveyed. These findings follow very similar figures from the January 2011 and July 2010 surveys, which also found that over a third of businesses felt that access to credit had worsened during the previous six months. Worryingly, a greater number of respondents also felt that their business was being curtailed by bank restrictions this year, when compared to last year. In July 2010 for example, 44% of small businesses felt that their business was being curtailed by banking restrictions, compared with 48% in July 2011. In addition, 45% of those who took part in the survey consider the effect of current banking situation on trading and business operations to

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Saturday October 1 Moyle Rovers will play Galtee Rovers / St. Pecaun at 1.30pm at Leahy Park, Cashel. On The county senior hurling semi-finals Sunday October 9, JK Brackens will will take place next Sunday at Semplay Thomas MacDonaghs at Toomple Stadium. Drom and Inch will play evara at 3pm. Arravale Rovers and Mullinahone at 2pm with Fergal Hor- Clonmel Commercials have already gan in charge and Thurles Sarsfields qualified for the semi-finals. will play Clonoulty Rossmore at 3pm with John Cleary as referee. Thurles DIVISIONAL SENIOR FOOTSarsfields defeated Clonoulty RossBALL FINALS more in last year’s county final and they last met at semi-final stage in Congratulations to Clonmel Com2008 when Sarsfields won a replay mercials and to Arravale Rovers who after extra time. It’s interesting to respectively won the South and West note that Clonoulty Rossmore are senior football championship finals coached this year by former Sarson Sunday. Commercials won their fields player, Liam Cahill. Drom and first title since 2004 and in defeating Inch and Mullinahone have never Moyle Rovers by 2-6 to 1-3 preventPatrick McNamara of Rainbow Roofing met at semi-final stage but Mullinaed Rovers from winning six South hone won their earlier round clash in titles in a row. Arravale defeated Eire last year’s championship. It is interOg Annacarty by 1-7 to 0-7 and won esting to note that this is the first time their first divisional title at this grade since 1997 and only the second time since 1993. Well done also to Mid since 1959 that no team from the Senior Football champions JK BrackNorth Division qualified for the ens on winning the Mid title for the semi-finals. The county senior hurlfirst time since 2006 by defeating ing final will be played at Semple defending champions, Loughmore Stadium on October 16. Castleiney, after extra time a couple of weeks ago. ADMISSION TO SEMI-FINALS Larry Ryan of Ryan Stoves DOUBLE DRAW BONANZA John, Tom and Donna of Admission prices for Sunday’s semi- PRIZEWINNERS Standish Sawmills finals are €15 for adults and €10 for OAPs and students (with valid ID). The draw for the top 3 prizes in the Both stands will be open. Admission Double Draw Bonanza was made at prices for the final will also be €15 half-time during the county senior for adults and €10 for OAPs and stu- hurling championship quarter-final dents. A concession ticket can be between Drom and Inch and Toomepurchased on Sunday for supporters vara. The prizes were drawn by wishing to attend both the semi-finals County Chairman, Barry O’Brien, and final. It will cost €25 for adults Tipperary senior hurling captain, (save €5) and €15 for OAPs and stu- Eoin Kelly of Mullinahone and All Dan, Paul and Tommy from dents (save €5). 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(Continued) ing final with Rockwell Rovers, winning by 1-17 to 4-7 after extra time at Cahir on Saturday last. Afterwards, Ballylooby-Castlegrace captain Brendan Walsh accepted the trophy on behalf of his team from County Vice-Chairman, Sean Nugent. Since this competition began in 1999, only 1 other South Divisional team had won the title before this season with Skeheenarinky capturing the 2004 final. Clonakenny top the roll of honour in the grade with 3 County titles. This title was the first adult grade county hurling title ever won by Ballylooby-Castlegrace in their 70 year existence so it was both a historic and proud achievement for everybody associated with the club.


The Croke Park Conference Centre and the Croke Park Hotel have joined forces to launch an innovative new programme to generate funds for local GAA clubs. The GAA Club Support Programme offers GAA clubs from all over Ireland and overseas the opportunity to benefit from their supporters’ choice to select The Croke Park Hotel for accommodation and to choose the Croke Park Conference Centre for meetings, conferences, dining functions, receptions or exhibitions. A rebate of 5% based on accommodation and food spend at The Croke Park Hotel and on room COUNTY MINOR A FOOTBALL hire and pre-booked food spend at CHAMPIONSHIP the Croke Park Conference Centre will be made to the GAA supporter’s The county minor A football champi- chosen GAA club at no extra cost to onship semi-final between Clonmel that supporter. To ensure 5% of Commercials and Loughmore Castle- spend for the nominated club, all that iney at Leahy Park, Cashel on Satur- is required is that the club’s name is day at 1pm (curtain raiser to Moyle quoted at the time of booking or seRovers v Galtee Rovers SF Q/F) will lected on the hotel’s online booking have 11 of the county minor football page – it couldn’t be easier! For expanel in action – 7 from Commerample, if 10 weekend stays including cials and 4 from Loughmore. It could breakfast and a dinner were booked be well worth a trip to Cashel on Sat- at The Croke Park Hotel by members urday! or supporters of any one club, that club could stand to receive between FOLLOW TIPPERARY GAA ON €150 and €180, enough to buy 7-9 TWITTER jerseys. If a function room were booked for 100 people, with lunch, at Thanks to everyone who followed the the Croke Park Conference Centre Championship updates last weekend the nominated club could potentially via the Tipperary GAA Twitter page. earn between €250 and €400.The Live updates from the four County GAA Club Support Programme is Senior Hurling Championship Quar- strongly supported and endorsed by ter-Finals as well as score updates the GAA. Four well-known club and results from the other key club players, representing the provinces matches played over Saturday and and their respective clubs were presSunday were posted via Twitter to ent at the launch to lend their support over 2,400 followers. Further live to this initiative. These included Ryupdates from Sunday’s County SHC an O'Dwyer from Kilmacud Crokes Semi-Finals will also be posted on Dublin, Michael Murphy, Glenswilly Twitter. If you have a Twitter acGAA Club Donegal, Ronan Curran count, be sure to follow us from St Finbarr’s GAA Club, Cork @tipperarygaa. Alternatively, you and Padraic Joyce, Killererin GAA can keep up to date with the TipperClub, Galway. ary GAA Sport Facebook Fan Page at or sign up for TIPPERARY GAA SCENE both Social media outlets via . Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section MASTERS HANDBALL in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, The Masters All-Ireland Final was please contact the County Public Rehosted by Ballina on Monday night lations Officer Ger Ryan at 086September 26. 8149146 or via e-mail at on or before 3: Michael “Ducksy” Walsh and D.J. 0pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary Carey from Kilkenny beat local pair GAA web site at Martin McInerney and Michael to keep up to Gleesson. A packed gallery enjoyed date with all the latest news in Tipthe final with Kilkenny winning 21/8, perary GAA circles. 16/21, 21/9.


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Culture Night In Cloughjordan Cloughjordan Culture Night, which was one of the 30 Culture Nights that took place all around Ireland on Friday, 23 September, and which was the first Culture Night ever held in north Tipperary, was a massive success. The 4-hour programme of free arts, heritage, and entertainment events included 14 individual events in numerous venues around Cloughjordan. Even the dogs on the street wanted to get in but couldn't. Art exhibitions, singing, literature, traditional music, heritage talks and exhibitions, and

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October designated Mid West Business Month The Tipperary North County Enterprise Board is working with County and City Enterprise Boards in Limerick City, Limerick County, Kerry and Clare to host Mid West Business Month this October. The initiative is designed to offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events in the Mid West with each County designated a particular week. The five County and City Enterprise Boards will host their own series of events during the month and in North Tipperary the workshops and seminars will take place from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October. A ‘Dignity in the Workplace’ Seminar will take place in the Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea on Monday 3rd October from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The seminar will be delivered by Joseph Shannon, BL. The Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work which has legal effect provides that all employees should be made aware of the dignity in the workplace policy. This seminar which will cover a number of key areas such as: Definition of Workplace Bullying, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Rights, Duties, Obligations of Employees, Complaint Procedures and Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. Employers should note that it is not sufficient to just have a staff handbook. Training on harassment and sexual harassment must be given to staff by law and a company is at risk of legal action if this has not been provided should cases of harassment and sexual harassment come to light. A booking fee of €10 will apply. A Stress Management Workshop will be delivered by Gearoid Harty, GPH Consulting on Tuesday 4th October in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, from 9.30am to 5.00pm. This one day workshop aims to provide participants with practical tools to manage their own time and work/life balance. This workshop will be of particular interest to owner-managers who find that one of their greatest challenges is managing themselves. A registration fee of €30 applies. On Wednesday morning 5th October in the Food Enterprise Centre in

Rearcross, Peter Madden will deliver a workshop titled “Evaluating Opportunities in the Food Sector”. This half day workshop (9.30am to 2.00pm) is an introductory programme for those considering running a food business. The areas to be covered include: Food Ideas v’s Opportunities, Marketing, Artisan Food - the way forward, Selling through Farmers Markets, An Introduction to Marketing & Business Plan, the Selling Process and Planning to start your Food Business. Booking fee €20.00. Mr. Bobby Kerr, Entrepreneur and Businessman who presents a Sunday breakfast business show on Newstalk and is a “Dragon” on “Dragon’s Den will deliver a Business Management Seminar on Thursday October 6th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Horse & Jockey Conference Centre Thurles. This event is being organised by the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board in association with Thurles Chamber and there is no attendance charge but prior booking is essential. On Friday 7th October a “Social Media Marketing” workshop will be delivered by Evan Mangan, The Marketing Crowd in AMT Training Room, Stafford Street, Nenagh from 9.00am to 1.15pm. If you need to learn how social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter can be used to market your business this is the course for you. Case studies of best practice social media marketing will be showcased and participants will be shown how to maximise their Facebook Business page. The workshop will also cover setting up a Twitter account and the basics of Twitter usage. Participants must have a Facebook account and a booking fee of €20.00 applies. For further information on any of the North Tipperary events contact the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, Connolly Street, Nenagh, tel. 067 33086, e-mail or book a place online at County and City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and by the European Union.

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Choke Comedy At Nenagh Arts Centre GOAL Jersey Day Improvisational comedy comes to Nenagh on Saturday 1st October with Choke Comedy Improvised comedy is exactly as the title suggests – nothing is rehearsed, everything is created in the spur of the moment and we rely purely on the audience to make suggestions. It’s very fast moving, energizing, different every time and fantastic entertainment for everyone. If you're not sure what that is, maybe you've seen ‘Who's Line is it Anyway?’ Like the TV programme, Choke comedians ask the audience to get the ball rolling, and the rest is up to the team to transform the often weird and wonderful minds of the audience into entertainment.

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Irish rugby star and GOAL Patron Jamie Heaslip pictured in India with GOAL this summer. Heaslip is encouraging schoolchildren and workers from all over Ireland to take part in GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, October 7th. GOAL Jersey Day invites members of the public to wear the jersey of their favourite team for the day and make a suggested donation of €2 to GOAL. All proceeds go to GOAL. To register, visit, email, or call (01) 2809779. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan

The Sound of Musicals

After the resounding success of last demand for last year’s ticket sales we year’s concert, Tipperary Musical would encourage those attending to Society have decided to once again arrive early on the night. thread the boards of the Ballykisteen As always we are looking for new Hotel stage in an effort to lift the talent. Perhaps you’re a hairbrush spirits and share the joy of music singer, bedroom dancing diva, a past with the Tipperary Community. “The principle, or simply good with a sewStart time is 8.0 p.m. on Saturday Sound of Musicals” will display ing machine! Whether your 18 or 80 October 1st. Booking in advance many of the familiar faces which you we’d love to have you. Rehearsals from the Arts Centre on 067 34900 or grown to love over the years, as well for the concert are currently underonline at Tick- as some budding new talents, all of way on Monday and Thursday nights ets are €10. whom hail from your local neigh@ 8pm in the Moorehaven Centre, bourhood. So whether you want to sit O’Brien St. Tipperary Town. But it’s Tipp Festival Attracts International Filmmakers in silence and enjoy an emotive sere- never too late to join. Or, maybe nade, or support your local soprano you’d rather the theatrical side of our this year’s concert will provide a society and prefer to wait until reFilm aficionados from around the prime opportunity to get away from hearsals for the show commence. world descended on Clonmel this the couch and enjoy some live enter- Either way, feel free to contact 087September for the International Film tainment. Furthermore, it will offer 9170170 for further details, or simFestival Ireland. It was the third year something for all musical ages from ply post the attached form to Noel the festival has been staged and it’s well known vintage classics to an Greene, Garonmana, Lacken, Tipperenjoying greater success every year. array of modern delights. It will take ary Town. During the Festival in the county place on Sunday the 16th of October Everything comes too late for those town of South Tipperary, there were in Ballykisteen Hotel at 8pm and who wait so get in touch today. over 70 screenings, many of which tickets can be bought for €15 from Looking forward to meeting you were attended by film makers, scriptJoe Whelans on the Main St. Tipperwriters, actors and movie enthusiasts. Fiona Ashe accepting her award from ary Town. After the unprecedented Film Festival Director Will Nugent Name ................................................................................................................. The festival is the brainchild of local D.O.B ................................................................................................................ ing more people every year.” musician and film fan Will Nugent, Number ............................................................................................................. whose vision is to give viewers in Tipperary the opportunity to see The Best Screenplay Award was won Voice Type (low or high) ................................................................................. films that they would otherwise miss. by Irish Director/Screenwriter Fiona Experience in the musical industry.................................................................... Return to Noel Greene, Garonmana, Lacken, Tipperary Town Ashe for Cracks In The Ice. She It is a testament to the event he’s Looking forward to meeting you!! commended the festival for giving built that members of the local community and media - as well as Irish filmmakers the chance to bring their and international filmmakers work to new audiences: “The Internashowed strong support for the festival tional Film Festival Ireland is superb Come and join in the fun and at generating opportunities to collab- Picture the for the third year running. laughter, relax with our Cafe scene……bottle orate. I’m still in regular contact Tapas menu and have a drink of wine or beer, Winner of The America’s Best Feawith many of the filmmakers that I don’t miss out dimmed lights met here during the first year of the ture Film - Nick Taylor for Paradise on the opening festival and I hope to collaborate on and in the corEast - said in his acceptance speech of Tipperary’s ner of the room “Tipperary is Numero Uno and Will feature films with some of them.” new Comedy a stage awaiting is the guy. I’ve been here four days Club. Will Nugent intends to make the fes- the first comedian of The Source’s and have seen so many amazing new Comedy Club. tival even bigger and better next movies…..true independent film.” Fred Cooke is at The year: “As the dust settles once again Source Arts Centre on For the opening of the new Club in Victoria Campbell won The on our little film festival, we would Friday 30th Septemthe Café/bar of The Source Arts Cenlike to say a big thank you all who America’s Best Documentary for ber at 8.00pm. Tickets submitted their excellent work and to tre, Thurles , come and catch unique House of Bones and said “It’s such €12 / €10 concession stand-up star of stage and TV Fred those who helped and supported the an honour to be here in Tipperary. Cooke. Fred has already contributed advance discount (€14 I’m a big fan of local festivals befestival. 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Nenagh Eire Og Camogie Club By Séamie Morris P.R.O Sponsored by Nenagh Credit Union U 8s The u 8s played a game against Burgess last Saturday in Kilcolman. It was a very enjoyable game for all the team who are improving all the time and are making great friends. It was all the more enjoyable for them when they saw the feast provided for them by Burgess. Well done to all. We will be having our own 4 team Blitz next Saturday in MacDonagh park and we would like to encourage parents to bring food for the feast afterwards which is an important part of the day for the teams and parents. U 10s The u 10s travelled to play Shannon Rovers recently and both teams served up a feast of dedication and skill. Nenagh are improving with every game which shows their dedication to their training and ability to listen to their coaches. It is hoped that their will be one further blitz for them before the end of the season. Both the u 8s and u 10s will end the season with their annual parties.

U 15s The u 15s are due to play Toomevara in the County semi final This Saturday. Please come out in large numbers to support this team

Tipperary County Athletics News Court, Co. Laois. See for more information 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. Sunday 4th December - Tipperary Juvenile “B” & Novice “B” ChampiDates for your diaries for forthcoming onships at 12 noon in Moyne (tbc). County, Munster & National Fixtures Sunday 11th December – Woodies are as follows:DIY AAI Novice & Juvenile Uneven Friday 30th September – McDonalds Age Cross Country Championships Little Athletics Tipperary Jamboree in (venue tbc). Templemore Track at 6.30pm. Sunday 18th December – Tipperary Sunday 2nd October – Tipperary JuSenior & Junior Cross Country Chamvenile Even Age & Novice Cross pionships in Dundrum. Country Sunday January 15th – Munster JuChampionships at 12 noon in the Midvenile Inter –County Relays & dlepiece, Turnpike, Two Mile Borris. Senior/Junior Cross Country ChampiSaturday 8th October - Ballyfin onships in Kerry. Open Junior Cross Country in Emo The AVIVA All-Ireland Schools Combined Events Championships was held in Morton Stadium on Saturday 24th September. Congratulations to Deirbhile Ryan (Nenagh Olympic A.C.) representing her school Gaelcholaiste Luimni, who won National Bronze in a very exciting & closely contested Junior Girls competition finishing on 2,772pts. Kelly Ann Doyle (Carrick-On-Suir A.C.) representing her school, Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-On-Suir also did very well finishing 7th in the same competition on 2,521pts. Deirbhile has enjoyed a great year of competition in Combined Events as she is the AAI National U/15 Indoor & U/15 Outdoor Champion, the Munster U/14 Indoor & U/15 Outdoor Champion & the Munster Schools Junior Champion. Deirbhile will now go forward to represent her school & Ireland at the AVIVA Schools Combined Events International which will be held later this year in Kelvin Hall, Glasglow & we wish her the very best of luck in her endeavours.

Junior B The Junior B team gave us all a perfect antidote to the disappointing loss by the Nenagh Eire Og senior team early on Saturday evening when they put St Cronins of Roscrea away with a convincing 3-10 to 2-02 win.. Those of us that made the Trip to Toomevara after the trip from Semple Stadium did so with heavy hearts. This Junior b team lifted us all out of our gloom with what could only be called a perfect display. I have written many accolades to this team but they continue to astonish me with their dedication to their club with huge displays from a team that are not the most talented in the world but improve with every game and work as a unit and get every ounce of ability out of their bodies. There is no one leader on this team as they are all U12s leaders who chip in to get the best The u 12s have two teams who have out of themselves when it matters. been playing a number of games over The mentors have also to take credit the last two weeks. They have trained for their team selection which was long and hard for the season and are very well balanced. From Laura bearing the fruits of the preparation McKenna in goals who had to be with great displays over the last fort- very alert a number of times to Alice night from all the members of the Darcy who showed her true class to two teams. The future is very bright Mary Dillon who did an amazing for the club with such an array of tal- marking job On St Cronins main ent on and off the pitch. player to Rebecca White who caugh U14s The u 14s lost the A county ball after ball in Midfield to Loiuse final against Drom recently. It was a Hickey who is displaying all the atfinal of great quality and Drom to be tributes of a human Dynamo to Gemfair deserved their win. The Nenagh ma Morris who chipped in with 2 team gave everything they had and great goals. They now play Borrisoleft nothing on the pitch and we are leigh in the quarter final next Satur- Nenagh squash club now looking for very proud of them for that and also day in the Ragg at 3.30. Team L new members , everyone welcome , the huge efforts they have put in over Mckenna C Collins A Darcy D coaching organised for beginners, the year with their great coaches. Mitchell B O Sullivan S Maher M This is merely a bump on the road for Dillon R White C McGrath 0-4 C this team who will achieve greatness Costelloe 0-1 D Harrington 0-2 G if they stay committed to Camogie Morris 2-1 L Hickey 1-0 A Duggan and the club. Final Result Nenagh 0-2 J Mulqueen B White L Maher Eire Og 1-06 Drom and Inch 4-06

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The film concerns a group of eight monks who inhabit a Cistercian monastery in a remote part of Algeria. For decades the brothers have lived symbiotically with the local Muslim community, providing free medical treatment, clothing and advice. In turn, they have been invited to join the villagers religious celebrations. Tales of terrorist activity in nearby towns are regarded with dismay by both communities. Of course all the while the viewer begins to realise that it is only a matter of time before the violence reaches the door of the monastery. For Philip French in The Observer "Of Gods and Men is a profound, immaculately acted

movie. Its words are carefully considered, its images eloquent. The subject matter is urgently topical, the themes raised eternal and universal". Peter Bradshaw, writing in The Guardian gave it five out of five stars and called it a "stunningly passionate and deeply moving film by the French director Xavier Beauvois, based on the kidnapping and murder of monks in Algeria by fundamentalists in 1996". In Sight and Sound, Catherine Wheatley wrote that "Watching Of Gods and Men, one can't help but be overwhelmed by it's raw humanism" and described the film as "a small miracle of a film, offering a genuinely progressive vision of faith". The film will start at 8 pm, and remember the film club is open to all, you don't have to be a member, but there are advantages to membership. For more details please phone the box office at 0504 90204.

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Time is Precious A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. .. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour? “That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make €20.00 an hour.” “Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow €10.00 please?” The father was furious. “If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. I work long, hard hours everyday and don’t have time for such childish games.” The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

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Counselling Depression

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When a child feels abandoned because their emotional (and physical) needs are not met, this can breed a feeling of not being good enough. It also breeds a root of core shame which enters the very being of the child and entwines the very soul of the unfortunate victim. If not dealt with it can last for a lifetime. There is a link between depression, humiliation and shame. Paul Gilbert, who writes well on shame, argues that one’s vulnerability to depression arises from shame, or a build-up of defeats that activate strong feelings of inferiority. Hence, the connection between type A personality and depression. At another level, the child psychologist, Maggie Mamen suggests that there may be a connection between the spoilt child syndrome and depression. Apart from how children attach to their main caregivers, there is also much evidence that how a child learns to think when being socialised is also connected to the presence or absence of depression in later life. For example, sometimes parents use the reward and punishment approach to the child’s formation, and so some children see this as a way of interacting. Small children learn through observation. I often draw the imagery of a child being like a sponge taking in everything he sees. The child can learn how to think negatively, and sometimes they learn negative views of the self and the world from the parent’s attitudes. This may affect the child’s self-esteem and his ability to relate appropriately with others.

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different to those experienced by adults. Of course, some of these symptoms may stem from other problems, so parents and teachers need to get as much information as possible about the child or adolescent showing such symptoms. Obviously parents should also be educated in the signs of depression afflicting children. Parents are in the best position to see if their child suffers from frequent vague, non-specific physical complaints such as headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, and tiredness. All of these may indicate a depressed child. If a child has frequent absences from school or is performing poorly, these, too, may be warning signs of the presence of depression. Children who are depressed sometimes often talk about running away from school, and some may even do so. This, of course, may be for other reasons, such as bullying. Of course if the home environment is abusive or negative, this may bring on depression, and a resulting desire to get away.

Parents should also pay attention if their child is frequently irritable, angry and hostile. Irritable moods are often exhibited by depressed children, and less so in adults. Crankiness can be part of depression, but this depression may not be recognised by hard-pressed parents. In looking at depressed children irritability might be substituted for depressed mood, because, unlike adults, children may not present with depressive mood depending upon their developmental stage. Preschool children and pre-adolescents look I have a small exercise where I ask a depressed in facial expression, whereas person being counselled to draw a big ear in adolescents depressed mood is more and write into it negative messages about commonly seen. themselves that they heard as children. Ultimately the original negative voice is Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from forgotten and that voice becomes the Furze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009 person’s own voice. So the message ‘you Jim O’Shea’s book are a stupid girl’ eventually becomes ‘I ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a am a stupid girl’. In other words the Grieving Family’ is published by Vernegative messages become internalised. itas. The royAnother way of looking at it is that such alties from people have an inner critical voice, and this book will never feel good enough. Those counsel- go the the lors who use the inner child way of work- Children’s ing refer to this as the critical inner Hospital in parent. Crumlin It is really important to be aware of the symptoms of depression in a young per- Jim O’Shea’s son. Teachers should certainly be alert in new book this regard. School is a very busy place. called Abuse, The daily grind is relentless, especially in second level schools who try to provide as holistic an education as possible. But, the spectre of third level college and entry qualifications is always present. So it is important for teachers not only to be alert to the symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, but also to realise that some of these symptoms are quite

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Tipp Tatler Issue 178 September 2011  
Tipp Tatler Issue 178 September 2011  

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