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Goold’s – Vet on call! While walking my dogs last week, the younger of my two Springer Spaniels, molly who is just a 6 month old pup and full of beans, decided to do her usual and chase rabbits into the wooded area of my local park. As she emerged a few minutes later and bounded across the park, I noticed her legs were pretty dark and thought, ‘she’s been digging’, that was until she got to me and I realised it was blood. She had punctured a blood vessel, although at the time I thought it was an artery, there was so much blood and it pouring profusely. It was a Saturday evening at 8.30 and had no choice there and then but to give Connor Goold of Goold’s Vet Clinic a call and without hesitation he told me to go to the surgery and he’d meet me there. Sure enough, within a short time Connor had Molly sedated and while I carried on, he stitched Molly and kept her overnight to make sure all was ok, before I collected her the following day (Sunday) and none the worse for wear. The care Connor Goold and his team shows is second to none as I have witnessed in the past and at the time of me calling with this emergency, Connor (which I subsequently found out) had just sat down to a meal in a restaurant in town but raced to his surgery to help Molly. Thanks and hats off to Connor for his dedication and obvious disbelief in the phrase ‘out of hours’. Sympathies The sudden death of a young person is hard to comprehend and in the past week I have been touched by two such passings - my sincere sympathies go to the Hurley and Cadogan families at this time. Up the Rebels! The big occasion this weekend, as if anyone needs telling, is the All Ireland Football Final and on behalf of all the crew here at The Post, I would like to wish the Cork teams in the senior and minor finals, all the best on Sunday. Up the Rebels!

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• This restored photo taken in 1800 at Passage West shows James Shaw with his sons Captain William Shaw, Bob Shaw and Jermiah Shaw. The Shaw family still reside in Passage West and are the oldest family in the area.

• Kayleigh Aherne from Mahon on her fist day attending Beaumont School.

• The river 'Flesk' in the early morning light as the sun rises above the mountains of Kerry. Pic:George Thompson

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Parnell Place in Dublin. This was called "The Lost Revolution" by run by independent republicans Brian Hanley and Scott Millar.   I who had been in jail during the was surprised to read that 1950s border campaign, so both the Felon's Club was another We’d love to hear from you. If you have any news, views or issues you’d like to see Shibhin. covered, write to the Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas West, Cork or by e-mail to the official republicans and the Please include your name and address and a contact provisionals used to drink in there.  Nowadays pubs are closing down number. Letters may be edited due to space considerations. It was methodically run and was and you'd have a hard search in Ireland today to find a Shibhin! second rate standards.  Caoineadh almost like a gentleman’s Club. A new life. Recently I was reading a book Con O'Mahony, Grange. Art O'Leara of mid Cork drank in  Dear Editor a Shibhin near Macroom some Between 1900 and hours before he fought a lonely 1914 13 million people emigrated skirmish and was killed by the Deirdre Clune T.D. from Europe to the United States; forces of the High Sheriff of Cork the greatest voluntary migration in 1773, leading to a famous ever.  Most were poor, many were poem which gives a memory to Jews escaping from persecution Art O'Leara. in Russia and  Poland.  To these When I was growing up in the people, America was 'Paradise' - l950s, Mrs. Collins, better known the chance to make a better life as "Erin's Ghost" ran a shop at The - and they sang for joy when they Maples, Frankfield.  In the back saw the Statue of Liberty. room she ran a Shibhin mainly on  Nellie Gillensen, New York 1910.  Sundays before pubs were allowed Some poor people could afford to open on that day.  Sometimes tickets only for their children who members of the Gardai would call CORK FINE GAEL TD Deputy Deirdre Clune has expressed her were put on a boat and sent to to the shop and purchase bottles disappointment at the news that Shearing-Plough pharmaceutical company at it’s Cork plant is to shed 160 jobs over the next three relatives in the New World. of stout to take home with them.  years.   "I'll never forget the goodbye of The Gardai  never attempted to “The IDA said that there was going to be ‘pain for Cork as a result my mother.  She was squeezing close down the Shibhin because of mergers and acquisitions taking place within the pharmaceutical me and I was squeezing her - Erin's Ghost had been a member sector’ and it is without doubt voluntary redundancies being sough by people wanted to pull me off of of Cumann na mBan and carried Shearing-Plough at their manufacturing plant at Brinny near Innishannon my mother and my mother didn't a revolver.  If she was charged for in West Cork will add significantly to this pain.”  “Already there are let me go, but I never saw my selling drink without a license, she 63,700 people in the south-west region unemployed according to the latest CSO figures for August 2010 and 11,650 of these are under 25 mother or father again. The first would pull a stroke and the case years of age. Any job losses or redundancies at Shearing-Plough will step I made on the ground of would be quashed before it came see significant increases to these figures. In real terms, there will be America, I felt like I wanted to kiss to Court.  Erin's Ghost was a law hundreds of families affected by the results of today’s meeting with it and I said, 'God Bless America' unto herself. staff and management.”   Changes within the pharmaceutical industry including the end of drug I used to drink in the bar in the Neil O'Donoghue patents and generic drug creation have been quoted as factors in the Thomas Ashe Hall.  this too was a Gtreenhills loss of jobs in the Cork region in recent months but also an increase in Shibhin as no one in the Hall ever government related costs including the increase of utilities, energy costs though of looking for license.  It and competitiveness are also playing a significant part in these losses.” Shibhin Days in was a great place for a sing song. According to the World Economic Forum’s annual rankings as published In early 1971, I was in Dublin Ireland. in today’s Irish Times, Ireland is ranked 29th most competitive country for a weekend conference.  On in the World and  “is attributable to a weakening macroeconomic Dear Editor, environment as well as continuing concerns related to financial the Saturday night I met up with There have been markets”. a couple of Dublin delegates Shibhins in Ireland for centuries;  “Like Pfizer’s who shed 300 jobs in May, Shering-Plough underwent and they took me to the Felon's unlicensed premises mainly of a large merger with with another industry giant, Merck, last year and Club in the Kevin Barry Hall in


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Line Dancing Douglas GAA Hall every Thursday – 8.30 to 9.30. All welcome! For more info Contact Frankie 086 1004638 Flower Arranging Demonstration. Cork Flower Club will have a demonstration by Eileen O Brien on Tuesday 21st Sept at 8pm in Canon Packham Hall Douglas. Eileen is the Flower Arranger of the Year for 2009 and also a very entertaining lady so this promises to be a very enjoyable evening. There will also be a sales table with fresh produce and preserves . Visitors very welcome. Douglas Library Thursday 16th Sept @ 2p.m.: Young at Heart Indoor Bowls. All welcome. Thursday 16th Sept @ 6.30p.m.: Adult Chess Club. New members

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION News (With Helen Fox PRO) The results of the Tidy Towns competition are being announced as we go to press in five major categories. Tallanstown won in the Tidiest Village category. In the Tidiest Small Town category, Lismore, Co. Waterford is the winner, the Tidiest Large Town is Killarney, and in the category Tidiest Large Urban Centre, Kilkenny is the winner. The title of Ireland’s Overall Tidiest Town is Tallanstown, Co. Meath. The details of how Douglas fared in this year’s competition haven’t emerged yet, but I hope John Fitzgerald of our Tidy Towns Committee will report on this next week. The Chairman of Tallanstown Tidy Towns said it took them 26 years to reach the standard that won them the award this year, so we must build on the success of each year to try to achieve the ultimate award. Bring Centre September can be a time for decluttering our homes before winter sets in. Just to remind readers that there is now an extra bin for food cans i.e. vegetable and fruit cans, fish cans, etc. at the Bring Centre in the Community Park as well as the existing bottles and drink cans recycling facility. Douglas Tidy Towns Committee The backbone of the Annual Tidy Towns effort is the volunteers up and down the country who get out in all

weather and work together for the betterment of their local town. In Douglas, we have our own very dedicated group of people who beaver away quietly all year round to improve the appearance of Douglas. They meet every Sat. at 10.30 a.m. (and work ‘til 12.30 pm) at the Community Centre to do a litter clean-up of the area and have regular planning meetings to drive forward their projects of enhancement of the Douglas area. For example, the committee have provided the jogging path in the Community Park, they care for existing trees and shrubs, tend the garden area and replace damaged stock. They can be contacted at info@ They enter Douglas in the Annual Tidy Towns Competition. New volunteers are very welcome – just show up on Saturday morning and you will be provided with a high viz jacket and picker and off you go! We do appreciate the sponsorship given to the Tidy Towns effort by Super Valu who provide free equipment and manpower - two of their employees are among the committed volunteers that make up our group. In these recessionary times, it’s nice to support locally-owned enterprises whose ethos is to give back to the community.

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Poetry Corner with Ronnie McGinn

Somewhere in the back of my mind there is something about the legend of Oisín. Apparently one day he was out hunting when he saw a beautiful young woman named Niamh, daughter of the King of Tir Na Nóg and she asked Oisín to marry her and to come to her country. He agreed to this. She gave him a fairy horse on which to make his journey. When he got back to Ireland, Oisín realized that 300 years had passed and that all his friends and everything he knew was now gone. On the way back he saw a group of men trying to lift a heavy rock. He bent down to help them but he fell from his horse and immediately turned into an old, blind man and died shortly afterwards but his horse carried on. Frances O’Keeffe of the Douglas Writers Group has written an excellent villanelle that brings the legend back to life. Her poem must rate as one of the finest of this format in our time The villanelle is a form of poem that was originally a song sung by European farm laborers; the name comes from the Latin villa, or farm. The medieval French villanelles were irregular, but in the sixteenth century the form became fixed. In today’s world it is very much ignored. Niamh’s Lament The white horse galloped through the sea. The horse alone came into sight. I knew that he was gone from me. The sun flamed then sank dreamily As evening softened into night, The white horse galloped through the sea. A broken strap was hanging free He’d fallen from the mare’s tall height. I knew that he was gone from me. Oisin was claimed by his country, Made old, no longer young and bright. The white horse galloped through the sea. So it’s all lost, that used to be When every day was a delight. I know that he’s gone from me. Without him, beauty has no light And endless youth seems endless blight. The white horse galloped through the sea. I knew that he was lost to me. Frances O’Keeffe Send your poem to ‘The Poetry Corner’ / Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas or you can email it direct to If possible keep your poem to 20 lines. You may choose any subject you like, in any form you like as long as it’s original. We look forward to hearing from you. RonnieMcGinn

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Brainteazer Last Week’s Teazer Victor Serebriakoff, International President of Mensa, once made up a poem about Hyperbolic Acid, a substance so corrosive that it would eat its way through anything. One day Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and UK Mensa Chairman, phoned his old friend with some stunning news. “Victor, you’ll never believe this but I have actually invented you Hyperbolic Acid! Stay where you are and I’ll dash round to your house

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with a flask of it right now”. Victor replaced the phone and chuckled to himself. How could he tell he was being teased? Last Week’s Answer If Hyperbolic Acid could eat its way through anything, you could not put it in a flask This Week’s Teazer “Let’s go under the sea” said Johnny excitedly. “But I can’t swim his father protested. “ You don’t have to” said Johnny. “But we’ll get wet” continued the reluctant parent. “Oh, no we won’t” said Johnny. “There are sharks down there” said his father. “I know – I’ve always wanted to see real sharks” said Johnny. “Won’t you be scared?” inquired the father. “Of course not they won’t harm us” Johnny told his dad where he meant to go. “OK you win” said the relieved parent. “Let’s go” said Johnny. Johnny and his Dad are not going diving, or taking a trip in a glassbottomed boat. So how are they going under the sea without coming to any harm?

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Ár gCailíní Spóirt – Aitheantas de dhíth dá n-Éacht! Chaitheamar tráthnóna Domhnaigh seo thart i gCóbh. Bhí an lá go haoibhinn, cé go raibh fuacht le mothú sa ghaoth ach ní chuirfeadh sé isteach nó amach ort. Tar éis siúlóid gairid mórthimpeall ar an mbaile bhuaileamar isteach in ósta chun braon tae agus giota beag bia a bheith again nuair a chuir fear an bheár an teilifís ar siúil chun an cluiche cheannais uile-Éireannach camógaíochta a thaispeáint. Mná na Gaillimhe in aghaidh mná Loch Gormain. Ní raibh ach triúir againn ag féachaint ar an gcluiche – sár-chluiche le dúil ag na mná sa bhua díreach mar a léirigh na fir san iománaíocht seachtain roimhe sin. Tá spéis nach mór ag neart cairde liom, idir baill den chlann móide le dlúth-chairde, san iománaíocht, agus ag cailíní óga sa chamógaíocht. Imríonn a mhórchuid ar fhoirne clubanna ar fud na tíre – idir Chorcaigh, Bhaile Átha Cliath, Maigh Eo agus sa Ghaillimh, chun roinn chontae a lua ina bhfuil siad bunaithe. Ach ag leath-am sheoil mé teachtaireacht téacs chuig scata daoibh ag lorg a dtuairim faoin gcluiche. Chuir na freagraí iontas an domhain orm. Duine óg amháin – ‘ní féidir liom féachaint ar an gcluiche sa teach chlub anseo mar go bhfuil bingo ar siúl do seanóirí agus baill ar leith den gclub chun airgead a bhailiú’ – agus tá sí ar fhoireann camógaíochta an chlub chéanna. Ní thuigim tuige nár thaispeáin an club seo an cluiche cheannais ar an dteilifís, nó cén fáth ar shocraíodar ar an seisiúin bailiú airgid ag am an chluiche cheannais? Duine eile ar an dtaobh eile den tír, agus iar- chathaoirleach club chumann lúth-chleas Gael, a dúirt nár fhéad sé a thuairim a thabhairt mar go raibh sé amuigh le cuairteoirí don tráthnóna – leath-scéal réasúnta, is dócha! Nuair a bhí an corn á bhronnadh cé bhí le feiceáil sa chúlra ach Uachtarán na tíre, Máire Mac Giolla Íosa, agus Taoiseach na tíre, Brian Cowen TD – sea, mo dhuine nach dtaitníonn le mórán, is cosúil! Comhghairdeas don mbeirt acu seo as ucht tacaíocht a thabhairt do na mná spórtúil camógaíochta seo – tá neart le déanamh ag an mbeirt acu, ach is léir gur aimsíodar neart ama óna sceidil dian chun freastal ar an gcluiche cheannais tábhachtach seo. Cuireann an neamh-shuim a léirítear i gcluichí peile, iománaíochta is cuma an sna comórtais lúth chleas Gael iad , nó an sa sacair nó sa rugbaí nó aon spórt eile iad. Ní mhiste tréaslú le foireann cailíní óga sacair atá ag caitheamh geansaí glas na tíre, agus ag imirt ar son na tíre, mar go bhfuil siad ag déanamh chomh maith is atá siad le seachtain anuas. Tá siad ar an mbóthair chun spuaic pointe comórtas sacair domhanda a bhaint amach sna seachtainí romhainn mar gur éirigh leo go dtí seo ina sraith chluichí fánach sa chomórtas tar éis dóibh cúpla chluiche tábhachta a imirt, – agus fós tá Ghana le himirt acu chun dul ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad céim eile. Is beag tuairisc, lasmuigh de RTE, a bhí le feiceáil sna meáin faoi éacht na gcailíní sacair seo. Cheap mé go bhfuil cothromaíocht anois ann idir mhná is fir – b’fhéidir go bhfuil bob á imirt orm, mar is beag de a fheicim!

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Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Ballinlough Writers Group The next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 17th September. The Ballinlough Writers Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 5.30pm Bring ten copies of a short story or poem you have written. Where possible all entries should be typed and have the authors name and date on top. We look forward to seeing you there. 38/40th Ballinlough Scouts A.G.M.

The 38/40th Ballinlough Scouts A.G.M. was held on Wednesday 8th September at the Scout Hall. The following reports were given: Beavers This Section has 24 members, and held 30 meetings In the Scout Hall from September to June. There was a very active programme for the year.  Indoor activities included games, Arts & Crafts, a Christmas Service, Easter Charity raffle €90 was raised which was donated to the Mercy hospital), and a beanstalk competition.  There was also a lot of badge work, which included a visit from

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Grants for Enterprise Workshops Cork City Enterprise Board is running a “Start your own Business Programme”. It will run on six consecutive Wednesday evenings starting September 15th at the River Lee Hotel (Jury’s) Western Road, Cork (6.30pm - 9.30pm. €70). Cllr Kieran McCarthy, through his ward funds, is offering to fund five places on this course for interested persons living in the south east ward of Cork City. This programme is designed for anyone with a specific business idea in mind and a firm commitment to develop the business idea. Over six evening sessions, the course encourages each participant to explore the business idea in a structured framework that covers questions such as: Why do I want to set up a business? What are my business goals? What qualifications, skills and experience do I bring to the business? How do I write a business plan? What is my product? Who are my customers? Checklists and worksheets are provided where appropriate to encourage the participants to apply the ideas discussed to their own business idea. For further information about Cllr McCarthy’s offer, please contact Kieran at 0876553389 (first come, first serve). Further details of this course and others are online www.corkceb.ie12:00 Page 1 DouglasPostAd:Layout 1 at18/08/2009

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• Pictured at the Official Launch of the Big Book of Hope at Avoca Cafe, Suffolk Street, Thursday, 9th September are L to R: Kashmira and Ishthara, daughters of the author and journalist Helen Larkin. Aidan Oliver Weldon

the community garda to discuss personal and road safety. There was also an Investiture night which was attended by parents and families of the boys. 38th Macaoimh This year there were 20 members in the Section, There was one activity outside the hall per month.  Our activities included a hike, Halloween party in the hall, a bowling night, a swimming night, a trip to Feta, a country sports day, an overnight in Skilfully. And a camping weekend in Garretstown.  The Macaoimh worked heart, and earned a lot of badges. 40th Macaoimh This year there were 28 members in the section. It was decided to focus on more Scouting type activities and build up scouting skills.  During the year there were hikes to Rostellan, Fota (with the 38th Macaoimh), a Cycle Hike covering the Old railway line in Blackrock, a visit to the Civil defence and orienteering in Marlogue Woods,  The year was rounded off with a parent and Macaoimh  hill walk to the Galtee mountains., other activities included the Gift Mass (Rochestown). Bowling night in the Planet in Blackpool, Inter Night (CIT), Swimming (Bishopstown), and A BBQ (Community Centre).  The Investiture took place in after out tour of the Civil Defence in Ballyvolane Scouts Most of the meetings were held in the Scout Hall, which opened with a uniform inspection, then followed by a game, the rest of

the meeting involved learning new skills like pioneering and map work, and other challenges. The troop performed very well in the Indoor inspection section of the Shield Competition.  Thursday nights included Summer Party BBQ, Tracker Badge training nights, and cooking pancakes, Investuire of new Scouts and awarding Tracker Badges,  A number of meetings took place outside the Hall, a night hike to Currabinny, City Gaol tour, Orienteering in Ballinlough, Christmas Party in Blackpool. Venturers There are 16 members in this section, they are always looking out for new members. The meeting nights consists of various games, challenges, and group discussions.  They also went on hikes, and bowling to the Planet in Blackpool. A word of thanks to the Leaders of all the Sections, who give up so much of their time voluntary week after week, and spend so much time in planning and organising the programme for the year, Some of the Leaders are stepping down this year, a sincere word of thanks to them, and a welcome to the new Leaders. Ladies Retirement Club The Ladies Retirement club will reopen  on Monday 20th September at 2.30pm. New members welcome Community Centre Bingo every Friday night at 8.15.

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Carrigaline Macra Man is in top six finalists for FBD Young Farmer Competition. Alan Jagoe from Novohal recently reached the top six finalists of the FBD Young Farmer Competition. The competition aims to recognise excellence in the agricultural industry and promote farming as a career with a bright future. Alan, a dairy farmer stated that he was born into farming and couldn’t imagine himself doing anything else. It is his chosen profession and feels that there is great satisfaction in farming for young people in today’s society. Congratulations to Paul Kehoe, Co.Wexford who was the overall winner of the competition. Paul has now won the top prize of a specially commissioned piece by artist Peter McGuire and a travel bursary worth €3,000. Substantial prizes were also awarded to second place winner Mattie Moore from Rhode, Co. Offaly and third place winner John Joyce from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Well done to all involved. Seandun Macra are heading to the Planet bowling alley in Blackpool

Friday, 17th September @ 8.35pm.A night out on the town will follow afterwards. All welcome-bring a friend. This will be a great chance for clubs to mingle and catch up. Limerick Macra are hosting Macravision Karoke on Oct 9th, in The Kilmurry Lodge Hotel. It is a fun and novel way for our club to showcase some of the talent that the club has on offer. If anyone is interested please contact any member of the committee with details. Laura Buckley (Carrigaline Macra) was the overall winner last year. She wooed judges with her fabulous rendition of Olivia Newton-Johns rendition of Hopelessly Devoted to You. If you are interested in joining Carrigaline Macra please do not hesitate in contacting Carmel 087 7716892 or Niall 087 7529027 for more info.

Line Dancing St. Mary’s School Hall every Thursday – 8.30 to 9.30. All welcome! For more info Contact Frankie 086 1004638

TIDY TOWNS Carrigalline Tidy Towns committee is mounting their bulb planting campaign this week. Volunteers are welcome to join them at the Community Complex on Tuesday morning at 10.00 am where they will start planting in the Community Park. Maura Allen, Tidy Towns, is visiting the schools this week and presenting them with bulbs for planting.

ACTIVE RETIRED Carrigaline Active Retired Association is back in full swing after the summer break. Last Thursday 43 members enjoyed the ‘Go for Life’ exercise led by Ann O’Brien. Cathaoirleach Pat Sheridan outlined some of the plans CARA has for the year ahead including a number of day trips, a four-day break to Killarney and also an excursion to Scotland next year. 35 members booked their places to go on an outing to Cobh Heritage Centre and Spike Island on Thursday 16th September. The bus leaves the Bandroom at 11.00 am €15 all in. Anyone

else wishing to travel contact Noreen 087 130 1122. This Thursday CARA are visiting the new ‘Folium’ Garden Centre and Café in the Carrigaline Industrial Estate, while they will also visit the Good Fish Shop and processing plant. Transport from the Bandroom at 2.30pm Further information Pat 086 387 1108 or Barry 087 813 7990 / 021 437 2035. CARA meet every Thursday in the Parish Centre from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Anyone who is over 50 years of age and is retired is invited and welcome to join

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Flower Garden Finish clearing summer bedding, stir in general fertiliser and level the ground. Start planting out spring flowers in showery weather, or water thoroughly after planting. Cut back exhausted herbaceous perennials, and divide overcrowded plants. Finish planting daffodils, and start on crocus, fritillaries and other smaller bulbs. Start planting evergreen shrubs and trees. Pull up exhausted hardy annuals; collect any seeds or scatter where plants were growing. Dismantle window box and container displays ready to replant with spring bedding and bulbs. Sow antirrhinums in a cold frame: sow some direct in alkaline free draining sites such as stone wall crevices. Stop deadheading calendulas and leave remaining seed heads to produce early-flowering seedlings. Arrange the dead foliage of peonies over their crowns to protect young shoots from spring frosts.


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Honda Jazz Hybrid debuts at Paris Motor Show The Jazz Hybrid will make its world motor show debut at the Paris Motor Show, which takes place from October 2nd to 17th next, further demonstrating Honda’s continuing commitment to petrol-electric hybrid technology. The Jazz Hybrid will be launched in Europe in 2011 when full details of price and specifications will be announced. The launch of the latest addition to the practical Jazz line-up will mark the first time a parallel hybrid vehicle has been available to B-segment consumers. The IMA hybrid motor and control system are shared with the Insight and CR-Z hybrids, taking advantage of the proven reliability of this important technology. With almost two decades of development and 10 years of sales behind it, the Honda IMA system has proven itself to be a flexible and dependable technology, with over half a million vehicles on the road benefitting from its combination of low emissions and fuel economy. The new model will feature the same engine as the Insight hybrid - the 1.3 litre i-VTEC engine which is combined with a CVT gearbox with an electric

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Free Family Fun at Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival September 23 -26 Lovers of the Seaside will be descending on Tramore for the third annual Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival from September 23 to 26 to join in one of the many free events and workshops featuring on the festival programme. Free Irish Wildlife Trust Seaweed Workshops, Eco Walks, Seafood Foraging, Green Energy and a Coastal Eco Workshop with Coastwatch Ireland all feature on the programme. The festival programme also features a ‘Farmer’s and Country Market Extravaganza’ on the Promenade, half price surf hire and lessons from all four surf schools, dry sailing tuition, Rock-painting with

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• Declan O’Reill, Limerick, Ailbhe Ramberg, Galway, and Bridin and Damien Clifford from Carrigaline pictured enjoying the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, in East Cork at the weekend. Pic: Diane Cusack

Lone sailor has lucky escape from blazing pleasure craft off the East Cork coast A lone sailor had just enough time to send out a mayday before abandoning his blazing 28 ft pleasure craft 9 miles east of Ballycotton lighthouse. Crew pagers at Youghal and Ballycotton lifeboat stations were activated. Crewmembers at Ballycotton lifeboat station spoke of how they could see the black smoke in the distance as they

rushed to the lifeboat station. An angling boat in the vicinity recovered the lone sailor from the sea. He was transferred to another angling boat and was immediately taken to Youghal where his condition was assessed by medical personnel. Youghal and Ballycotton lifeboats were requested by the Coastguard to remain on scene while the pleasure craft blazed. Approximately an hour later the boat sank and the lifeboats returned to station.

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Positive aging week takes place on 24th Sept to 1st Oct “what does positive aging mean to older people” what older people identify as the supports that enable positive aging in society. Desire to be recognised and valued for their past and current contributions as active citizens. Older people need appropriate supports society to enable them to age positively. Important for the government to remember that older people are a large portion of the electorate. I believe the desire to continue to live an active independent and engaged life is what the majority of older people want aging should be a happy time, as a group. We provide physical social and cultural activities to ensure our members remain healthy and active members of society ,making an ongoing contribution to the life of their community many of our members are participating in things they never thought they would be involved in; such as computers this week 2 separate beginners computer classes begin in Douglas library sponsored by V.E.C, and Douglas community school sponsored by Intel and An Post. The boys from Douglas Community School will teach our older people computer skills ,it

is great to see our older people going back into school ;”slightly apprehensive” to learn skills they know nothing about ,the pride and joy as they receive their cert. is wonderful to feel and most important the integration between young and old ,where the students become the teachers and the older people the students both groups benefiting from each other . Many of our readers have received letters in the post informing them they have won a large sum of money and looking for bank details ,please be aware these letters are only a scam ,either take it to the guards or dump it . Lord mayors heritage concert takes place on the 1st Oct in City Hall ,performing on the night John Spillane ,Linda Kelly ,Hugh Moynihan ,and many more artists ,also butter exchange band host for the evening is Michael Twomey ,i have free tickets for this event if interested give me a call on 4363867 , Sr.Siobhain from heart foundation will give a talk on heart disease also awareness and symptons of stroke in Douglas library on 21 sept all welcome. monthly social takes place in St.Columbas hall on 28th Sept. where once again you dance the night away with the one and only Declan Ryan . our good friend Maura O’Donovan who sadly passed away never missed the socials she loved to dance and sing ,in fact she sang for Douglas in the over 60s competition singing one of her favourite songs “,little things mean a lot “she is now singing with the angels in heaven she will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends May the sun shine on your face We will never forget you Also sincere sympathy to Maureen and Tom Doran and the Leo

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Time to preview some gigs coming up in Douglas in the next few weeks. Firstly Jack L will be taking to the stage of the East Village Bar on Friday the 1st of October at 10:30pm. Jack L oozes a unique blend of menace and charisma. The woman swoon, the men sigh: this is what cool looks like. And indeed sounds like- Lukeman’s voice fills every corner of every venue, wrapping his audience in a swirl of silken sound until they sit, hypnotised in the face of this most elegant aural assault. Ah yes he truly is a pleasure to listen to so head down to the East Village to pick up your tickets today!! Next up for preview is a one off 90s gig taking place in Rochestown Park Hotel on Friday the 8th of October. The 90s mini festival kicks off at 9pm. Live acts on the night international 90s hit bands Living Joy, N-Trance and 5ive, with support from nationally acclaimed 90s tribute band Smash Hits. Prizes on the night for best

dressed. Street Fighter fight off on a Sega Mega Drive in the 90s bedroom, Special guest appearances from 90's TV characters. The night also features on site catering, 90's sweet shop and a late bar until 2am. Tickets are 25euro and can be bought from the reception of Rochestown Park Hotel or calling 021-4890800. Special room rates for ticket holders. Be sure and check out In The Loop next year for exclusive interviews with N-Trance, Livin Joy and 5ive. Elsewhere now and having released their hugely anticipated second album 'Science and Faith' last week with a special "secret" gig at the Guinness Storehouse the night before, The Script have now announced a series of Irish dates for March 2011. Great timing to be fair, their single “For The First Time” is currently number 1 in the Irish charts!! Danny O'Donaghue and co will play: Saturday 5th March, KILLARNEY,

INEC. Tickets: €33.60 Monday 7th March , BELFAST, Odyssey Arena. Tickets: £27.50 Friday 11th March, DUBLIN, The O2. Tickets: €33.60 Tickets go on sale on Friday September 24th at 9am. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Now to international news, having already broken records with a whopping 13 nominations, Lady Gaga unsurprisingly entirely dominated last night's MTV VMA awards and took home eight of those little moon men statuettes. All but one of these awards were for the video for Gaga's hit single 'Bad Romance,' the other awarded for 'Telephone' featuring Beyoncé. She was presented with the top award for Video of the Year by none other than

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College Corinthians AFC Schoolboys Section Under 11 Premier Division Corinthian Boys 3 Temple Utd. 1 Corinthian Boys picked up another three points this weekend after a confident display. Two goals from Eoin Murphy and one from Eoin Davis saw the home side triumph. Temple competed well throughout  making  sure that Corinthians had to work hard for  the full 60 minutes. Their were other great performances from David Nason, James Holland,  Ethan Hurley, Ciaran Couch and Alex Chandler.     Division 1 Strand Utd.. 1 Corinthian Boys A 2 Two goals by Davie Scott as well as an excellent team performance gave Corinthians a fine away victory over Strand Utd. Among the many who did well for Corinthians were Mathew Mc Cauliffe, Brian Hartnett, Mark Brosnan, Sean Grace and Cian Baldwin. Duision 5

Douglas Community School Athletics by Steven Macklin Douglas Community Schools 1st year athletes got their first taste of cross-country running recently when the school staged its annual 1st year cross-country league. The races were held over a 900m loop in the school and the athletes had the added incentive of having Togher Athletic clubs Irish international athletes Robert & Marian Heffernan on hand to present the medals. In the class races the NA1 winner was Barry Forde in 3.37, the NP1 winner was Eric Murphy 3.50, the NE1/NS1 winner was James Gorton 3.29. The 'A' and 'B' finals produced some outstanding races with 3 of the athletes making it onto the alltime top 10 list of fastest times on the course. The 'B' final was won by Daniel Leahy in a hugely impressive time of 3.28 and thus becoming the 2010 1st year champion. He was followed in by Gracia Mukwa 2nd  and Darragh O' Brien in 3rd. The 'A' final was won by James Gorton 3.29 with Eric Murphy 2nd and Sean Wilson 3rd. Well done to all the athletes who competed.

Corinthian Boys C 2 Churchvilla 1 A great team effort against a strong Churchvilla team saw Daniel Quinlan and Jaze Kabia score in a 2 – 1 victory.Corinthians Boys C were put under pressure right from the start but grew into the game and were full value for a 1-0 first half lead. Despite creating numerous chances Corinthians were caught by a quick break to find the game all square with time running out.To their credit they upped the tempo of their game and got a deserved winner with 10 min to go. Alan Kelleher , Cian Morgan and Mark Cronin all played superb in midfield. In defence Conor Russell , Padraig Nash and Harry Deane kept everything well organised with Cuchullain Livingstone playing very well in goal. Under 12 Premier Division Corinthian Boys 2 Springfield Ramblers 2 Corinthians went one up in the opening 10 minutes with a superb long range shot from Colin O'Brien. David Lynch and Ross Welch were linking well in midfield with Dean Swords and Gavin Holland working tirelessly on the wings. Springfield equalised due to a lapse of concentration at the back from

Corinthians. Harry Shanahan regained the lead for Corinthians by slotting home before half time. Springfield dominated the early stages of the second half and Daniel Cullen, who was man of the match, and Sean Desmond were kept busy at the back and goalkeeper . Stephen Jermyn pulled off some magnificent saves to keep Cors in front. Unfortunately, for the home side Springfield scored a deserved equaliser The game was keenly contested until the end with a draw being the appropriate outcome. Underage Section Our Underage section which caters for the Under six to Under Ten age Groups will resume on Saturday August 28th with the Under Six’s and Under Seven’s first in action. New members are especially welcome at all age levels. Individual Age Group training times for the new season are as follows, Saturday Under Six ( 2004 / 2005 ) - 12.30pm – 1.45pm Under Seven (2003) - 12.30pm – 1.45pm Under Eight ( 2002 ) – 4.30pm – 5.45pm Under Ten ( 2000) - 2:00pm - 3:15pm Sunday Under Nine ( 2001 ) - 10.00am – 11.30am

Tramore Athletic FC Umbro U13 Division 2 Tramore Athletic 1 Greenwood 3 The Tramore Athletic U13s suffered their first defeat of the new league season when they were defeated by three goals to one at home to Greenwood on Saturday morning. Tramore were unfortunate to lose this evenly contested tie especially after grabbing the opening goal in splendid fashion when a rasping strike from Jacob Morris flew low in the bottom corner of Greenwood’s net. However despite impressive passing and invention in the attacking third Tramore could not grab a second goal to give them the cushion of a two goal advantage and they were made to pay for this when Greenwood scored three well worked ‘training ground goals’ from three set pieces. Tramore rallied from the concession of these goals but could not turn their pressure into goals and

at the final whistle had to taste defeat for the first time this season despite their good performance and the even nature of the contest. Craig O’Mahony and Laim Dineen were Tramore’s stand-out performers on the day. Donie Forde Senior Cup Quarter Final St Marys 3 Tramore Athletic 2 The Tramore Athletic Senior team were most unfortunate to be knocked out of the Donie Forde trophy at the quarter final stage by Premier Division Rivals St Mary’s on Sunday morning. A late late winner by St Marys denied Tramore a deserved shot at extra time after they showed great resilience and no little skill when they twice came from behind to level the match through goals from Eric Ryan and Jason Meehan and seemed destined for thirty more minutes of action in this exciting cup game when they were hit by St Marys sucker punch. On the day of a disappointing result but most encouraging performance Collin Hammond and Graham O’Donovan were Tramore’s best players. The Tramore Athletic Soccertots training camp continues this Sunday morning in Tramore Park from 10am for boys and girls aged 6-10. Learn new football skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere under the watchful supervision of qualified coaches.

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minute. With two minutes left Conor O’Leary blasted in a second before Cooper added his second and his side’s third to tie up the contest. Conor O’Driscoll, Darragh O’Brien, Kevin Burke and Paul McCarthy shone for the home team.

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U-14 Premier Corinthian Boys 1; Douglas Hall 1

U-12 Division Six Avondale Utd. B 0; Douglas Hall A 2 Deccie O’Donovan and Adam McAuliffe scored in each half to give the Hall a deserved win in their first outing of the season. Best for the visitors were Sean Connell, Eric Flanagan, Kevin McCabe and captain Aaron Buckley.

U-13 Division One St Mary's 2; Douglas Hall 0. Douglas Hall traveled to Kilcully missing a few key players but put in a fighting  performance, making the hosts work for their victory. Daire O'Gorman and Diarmuid O'Mahoney impressed for the visitors.

U-13 Division Five Douglas Hall A 3; Ballincollig A 3 The Hall had to come from three down with ten minutes remaining to gain a share of the points at Moneygourney. Paul O’Regan put Ronan Cooper through to begin the comeback in the 50th

G.A.A. FOCUS Snippets from the Local and national Scene By Pat Harrington Up for the Match This Saturday night programme is broadcast on the nights preceding the all-Ireland hurling & football finals. I must confess I had not seen the show for several years prior to this years hurling encounter. This time I watched it from start to finish and I can honestly say I enjoyed the experience no end. The programme had lots of variety and was hugely entertaining. Times have moved on so R.T.E. needed to move on and modernize. This was definitely a step in the right direction. Minor all-Ireland Hurling Final Going on the words of the pundits and indeed the man in the street, I wondered if the minor final would be worth watching. The bookies had Kilkenny at 12/1 on. Clare fairly broke from the traps; their intense work rate had to be admired. The men of the Banner did all the hurling. The Noresiders, though failing to score over a period of twenty minutes were just four points in arrears at the break. But goals win matches and Kilkenny scored a major after four minutes of the second half and added a second going into the final quarter. Those were vital scores. Was the game a classic? No, but it was hugely exciting. I don’t at all like some bad habits that are creeping into the game at minor level. It would appear that the players at this grade are replicating what seems to have become the norm in the adult game. Players swarm around the man in possession preventing him from playing the ball. More often than not in such cases the referee will penalize the player in possession. While I’m on the subject of bad practice, an area to merit comment came to my notice when a player trying to break through two opposing players was physically lifted into the air and got no free for what was to me an obvious foul. Of course there is nothing wrong with intensity; how many times during this game did we witness a group of six or seven players contesting possession

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Hall under 14's produced a great display to take a point from this most difficult of fixtures. Brian Burke made no mistake from the penalty spot after 15 minutes to give Hall the lead. This capped an outstanding first half display. Last years runaway champions began the second half strongly and forced an equaliser five minutes into the second-half meaning honours were shared at the end of a pulsating clash. Every Hall player can be proud of their efforts.

Douglas Hall 1; Carrigaline United 0 Substitute Kevin Flahive produced a sublime finish with 15 minutes remaining to secure all three points for the second match in a row. Adam O’Regan sent Flahive through for the striker to keep a cool head and beat the keeper fro m close range. Hall richly deserved the win on the balance of play with Niall Fitzgerald and Paul Lehane excellent in the centre of the park in a and the referee stopped the game to throw in the ball – there are too many stoppages in the modern game.

convincing overall team display by the fifteen players in action.

U-15 Division Two Wilton Utd. 0; Douglas Hall 3 Daniel Savage netted a sublime third goal midways through the second-half to secure a first win for his team. First-half goals by Chris Brennan and Savage put the visitors in control in the first-half. Savage and striker Jordan Kavanagh, central defender Donnacha O’Neill along with newcomers Paul Dorrington and Luke Gayer shone for the visitors.

U-16 Premier Ballincollig 1; Douglas Hall 3 Dave Reardon & Rob Lehane (2) grabbed Hall’s goals at the Regional Park to help gain their team’s first victory in three outings. Paul Higginbottom, Patrick O’Sullivan and keeper Ryan Kennedy were outstanding for the winners.

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Senior Final The senior all-Ireland hurling final produced a free-ridden opening half; yes, it was intense but very stop/start – 19 frees. It was sad to see Henry Shefflin limping off having turned awkwardly. The Cats were struggling bigtime against the wind until Richie Power goaled. The Tipp half forwards were not winning clean ball and short puck-outs backfired on the side. It was interesting to hear Paul Flynn’s half-time comments in which he predicted Tipperary would score goals. For long periods of the second half Kilkenny were on top around the half-forward line and nearly reeled in their opponents. Both sides emptied their respective dug-outs. The Tipp subs scored a total of four points between them. With a hat-trick of goals it had to be Lar Corbett’s day – certainly an admirable achievement. I have very rarely become so animated in front of the television, shouting for a team other than Cork. I have great admiration for Kilkenny but I’m sure most will agree the game needed new champions since the competition had become somewhat stale. Now the challenge is laid for other counties to up their standards.

All-Ireland Football The time is nigh and the moment we’ve been waiting for is just around the corner. But will Cork play an expansive game? Will they finally throw off the shackles? Will they entertain their long-suffering supporters? This time we will need a hatful of goals. All this is a most unlikely scenario simply because it is an all-Ireland final and the stakes are so high. The sides will probably stifle each other preventing players from performing to the best of their ability. In relation to this Cork style of football, does the leopard change his spots? I believe the Cork style is unlikely to change. Let’s just hope a victory is achieved. The best of luck to Eoin Cadogan and Eoin Cotter on the senior panel and David Hanrahan in the minor squad. More next week, Pat.

Douglas Hall AFC The Seniors had a good 3-2 win away to Rockmount in the Donie Forde Cup. After conceding an early penalty the 'Hall responded with 3 first half goals from Gary Drennan & Brian Wilkinson (2) to go in 3-1 up at the break. Despite going down to 10 men and conceding again they held out for a deserved 3-2 win and can now look forward to the semi final away to St Mary's. The MSL Juniors suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Carrigaline, its more league action next Friday night at Moneygourney versus Blarney with a 7:30 kick off. The AUL Juniors continue their good form with a 5-0 home win over Richmond in the AOH Cup. Ronan Barry (3, Rory O'Sullivan & Richard Butler were the scorers.  Next week its the FAI Junior Cup Round 1 away to Waterloo on Sat at 3pm. The Youths had a good 3-2 win over Innishvilla, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Murphy & Eoin Cremin were the scorers, next week its away to Leeds on Sat at 3pm. The U/17 were beaten 5-0 at home by a strong Rockmount side, they have no game next week due to the All Ireland Football final. Best wishes to the Cork Footballers especially to the Douglas reps Eoin Cotter & Eoin Cadogan, hopefully they can go and secure Sam Maguire.


DOUGLAS GAA Douglas crowned under 14 premier county football champions: Douglas’ status as the top under-age football club in the county was cemented at Brinny last Saturday afternoon as the under 14 premier county title was claimed after a 6-12 to 2-12 win over Clonakilty. Aided by the breeze the West Cork side seized an early initiative and went 0-07 to 0-02 ahead. However, following a devastating scoring spree during the second quarter Douglas led at the break by 4-04 to 0-09. Douglas controlled the second half and ran out winners by 6-12 to 2-12. Mark Dolan played some very intelligent football and was at the hub of Douglas’ best moves. Michael Lynch and Gary Hartnett’s goal scoring was clinical while midfielder Daniel “Redser” O’Sullivan demonstrated again that he is destined to become a great Douglas player. Captain Kevin Flahive delivered a very eloquent victory speech to kick off the celebrations.

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Bobby Ryan hosted Douglas last Sunday afternoon in a minor hurling challenge. Hoarse from singing Slievenamon during the previous week, Ryan felt that a visit to the alleged home of hurling would be of benefit to the Douglas lads. However, after goals from Alan Cadogan, Podge Walsh and Shane O’Donoghue, Douglas returned home with a convincing 3-19 to 2-12 victory. Douglas play Erins Own in championship on Saturday 25th September.

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Got a new PC or laptop? Stuck with getting to grips with the internet, email or other programs? Help is here! We provide lessons in your own home on your computer, tailored to your needs, we will even call out to your home if you have a problem outside your lesson time. Lessons are €10 an hour though deals are available for lessons booked in advance to suit you.

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Contact Steve at: (021)4384704 or 087 6383118

TEL (021) 4963469 Mobile: 087 2584097 Kinsale Rd Cork



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All BBC, ITV, Channel 4/5, Kids, Movies ect Over 100 Channels Available Quality equipment professionally installed Once Off payment €199 - No Hidden Costs

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Contact Colin 087 639 8415 Douglas Satellite Services 021 489 4373

Mob: 087 9580779 Tel: 021 4543976

TV Ariels • Multi Room • Flatscreen & Surround Sound Installation



Piano Lessons

Walter O’Driscoll

in your Home

All Makes Serviced Repaired or Replaced

Highly Qualified & Experienced Music teacher Will call to your home

Covering City & County

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Also morning classes for adults

30 - Thur 16 Sep '10

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Tailored Made First Aid Courses to suit everyone Adult, Child and Infant CPR & First Aid Courses, (AED) Defibrillator Training and Secondary Care


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Junior Coaching Starting September From 4yrs+ Contact John Burke 2pm - 5pm 429 4037 Mark Cunningham 087 985 2247


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