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Book Launch This Friday evening I will be launching my first book at Douglas Library. It has been a painstaking project over the last couple of years and chronicles my career as a photographer over the past 30 years. Trying to choose from all the thousands of images to go into the book was a nightmare and once I whittled it down to a few hundred, it then took another tough period of choosing to come up with the final choice. Crammed full of images from 3 decades, the book is called THOMPSON Through the Lens and covers the four chapters of my illustrious career. The book contains my personal insight into life as a photographer, beginning with my career in the Navy and being in charge of its Photographic Section, going on to be a Press Photographer and life in the fast lane as a motorcycle racing photojournalist, photography as an art form and my fun filled workshops. The book is dedicated to the memory of my • ‘Bounty’ a replica of the infamous HMS Bounty friends Johnny Harrington, Leading Seaman Joe and which has featured in the movies Pirates of the Carribbean seen here during her visit to Smyth and Leading Seaman Mick Quinn and Cork last weekend. will be available from Saturday next at Douglas Pic:George Thompson Book Shop at Douglas Village Shopping Centre and at our own offices at The Douglas Post • The first Annual Charity Soccer Match between Magazine. The Red Cove and Lakelands bars in Mahon
Bounty The story of the HMS Bounty has been made famous in book and film, its voyages and mutiny locked in the annals of history. A replica of the famous ship visited Cork last weekend, drawing huge crowds to see the Man O War which has made appearances in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. Called Bounty, the ship with its rigging and historic appeal, was a beautiful spectacle on the Cork skyline at high tide last Sunday evening.
took place recently, raising 2000euro for the Brother of Charity Clinic at Mahon. Pic shows Clinic Manager Mary Conlon receiving the cheque from the Aidan Foley (Lakelands) and Mervyn O’Connor (Red Cove) who instigated the charity match. Also in pic are Ray O’Mahony, Bill O’Donovan, Michele Hayes BoC, Ed Casey and Barbara Buckley BoC. Pic:George Thompson
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The Unseen Eye Dear Editor, I read with interest your account of your trip to Kildare (Douglas Post 9th June). We drove to Donegal from Bantry in May on a Sunday. Nice quiet day for such a trip. We returned the following Sunday to Bantry, and we didn't see one Garda (in both directions) on the whole journey. Two weeks later, surprise, surprise!! A letter from An Garda Siochana with a photo of our number plate to tell us that on a Sunday morning at 10.30am we were spotted doing 106 km in a remote part of Sligo (the M15) between Cliffany and Grange. This involved a fine of 80Euro and 2 points on my licence! I'm 72 and hardly a road hog! 6km over the limit. I have never had an accident in my life and have never knowingly broken the law. Goes to show just because you don't see them, they see you! As you say the Cork to Dublin road is marvellous. Just be sure you don't need the loo or petrol, else you're banjaxed! We went Cork to Birr last week in 2 hours. I remember going with my Dad
in the sixties and it took all day. Progress is in progress. Is feidir linn!! Slan, Jody McGlinchey Bantry
Hemingway Bell Tolls Dear Editor In July 1961 Ernest Hemingway was found shot through the head by his own 12-bolt shotgun early this morning. His fourth wife Mary who was asleep upstairs at their home in Ketchum, Idaho, at the time, issued a statement saying that he was killed accidentally while cleaning the gun. He was in pyjamas and left no note. Hemingway, stylistically the most influential and most imitated writer of his time, would have been 62 in three weeks. His father, a doctor with a love of hunting which he passed on to his son, shot himself when he was 57, and this incident was used in some of Hemingway's stories. Neil O'Donoghue Greenhills Estate
• Abdullah Keita and performers of Cirque Mandigue from Guinea, outside Cork Opera House who will be performing their exhilarating show Foté Foré until Friday 24th as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. www. corkmidsummer.com Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
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White collar criminals must pay for their crimes like everyone else Criminal Justice Bill will tackle white collar crime and make criminals pay Speaking on the Criminal Justice Bill in the Dáil, Fine Gael Deputy, Jerry Buttimer, welcomed the proposed legislation saying that if the faith of the Irish people is to be restored white collar criminals must be pursued for their crimes in the same way as everyone else. “There is a widespread view that those at the head of financial institutions are immune from prosecution; that they can flee the country to escape the consequences of their actions, and reap rewards for destroying the future of our children. “All of this at a time when those same financial institutions pursue ordinary citizens through the courts who, solely because they now find themselves unemployed, are struggling to repay their debts. “Over the last number of years we have been relayed with tales that paint our financial system as one that was completely unregulated and without any element of a social conscience; a system that rewarded reckless and irresponsible behaviour. If the trust of the people is to be restored, it is essential that those suspected of criminal activities in the financial sector are fully investigated and brought to justice. “I warmly welcome this proposed legislation which provides for increased investigative powers. As public representatives one of our duties is to ensure that the State’s legal procedures and processes are just and equitable. In proposing this Bill the Minister is actively fulfilling a commitment contained in the Programme for Government to ensure that the white collar criminal is held to account for his/ her crimes in the same way as everyone else. “This Bill, if enacted, will go a long way towards preventing a recurrence of the actions of bank executives, of which we are now painfully aware.”
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Absence makes For the last ten days, my two older sons have been away from home. The Eldest travelled with his school on a rugby tour and Middle son went to Irish College in Waterford. Youngest son stayed at home. He had mixed feelings about being the sole object of my attention: he loved the empty house but when I suggested we could go on little adventures together and stop in O’Brien’s for a treat, he shook his head and said, “No way!” I left him off. My sons' temporary absence gave me a foretaste of the Empty Nest Syndrome. At first I didn’t like the quiet house and almost felt lonely. You know those people who live near Heathrow and then can’t sleep without the noise of jumbo jets rattling their house, I found the peace unsettling. However, after a day or so I got used to the quiet and then found unexpected pleasures: I didn’t have to crank out a dinner
every night nor make four sets of lunches every morning; the pile in the laundry basket didn’t grow any bigger – Youngest Son takes recycling personally - food lasted longer, the house remained in the same state as the day before, no dumped bags in the hall, no trails of muck, rain and grass through the kitchen. The house became Zen-like in its simplicity and reading more attractive as I was not required to drive someone somewhere NOW. Youngest son slept in a different bed every night because he could. He had complete monopoly of the TV but was generous with it. He recommended Come Dine With Me saying, "You wouldn’t believe how mean these women are to each other!” We watched the final of the Cork edition together. I didn’t know the history of the five contestants: three women and two men. One man was a doormat – there’s always one in every group, the second man was larger than life in every way; big rings, large head and a booming voice. He seemed like a good laugh and would have dominated the conversation only for the women verbally tearing lumps out of each other. I can’t remember their names but I will call the 52 year old brunette, Karen, the 25 year old brunette, Anne and young blonde, Simone. It was Simone’s turn to cook. In her kitchen she was marinating lamb chops. While kneading the chops
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into a tepee shape she said, “I know Karen has a thing about lamb ever since her pet lamb was slaughtered when she was a child but that’s what’s cooking….” and broke off laughing in hysterics. For Anne the vegetarian, Simone was cooking a massive vegetable casserole that would have fed Croke Park on All Ireland Final day. It had twenty different kinds of vegetables, ready-chopped. She seemed lost as to what to do with them. First she sautéed them, then she mushed them, and then added more to it. Eventually she had no dish big enough to contain it. It was like the Magic Porridge Pot: it kept growing and growing. At the dinner table Karen sniffed the lamb with suspicion and shook her head in disbelief. Anne was not impressed with her main course even though Simone went to the trouble of serving it in a pretty, heart-shaped bowl. She gingerly prodded the mess with her fork and after putting it to her mouth said, ‘It’s disgusting’. They got past their prejudices and mid dinner, Karen said to Anne, ‘Isn’t it hypocritical of you
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being a vegetarian?’ Anne looked surprised and clearing her throat said, ‘Do you even know what hypocritical means?’ I thought that was a fair question. ‘Are you calling me thick?’ said Karen. Loud man begged the two of them to calm down. Doormat said his appetite was ruined. To the camera after dinner, Karen, shaking with rage said, "For a 25 year old to talk to a 52 year like that is disgraceful. She doesn’t know her place." Who talks like that anymore? I didn’t know foodies were such divas. I was flabbergasted by their rudeness. After all, Ireland is a small place, Cork is even smaller, and on TV too. Middle son has just sent me a text saying ‘Will u be coming this weekend or something’. He must have run out of money. It reminds me of the story my dad used to tell us whenever we asked for our pocket-money. A boy sent his father telegram that read - No Mon, No Fun, Your Son. His father replied – Too Bad, So Sad, Your Dad. Absence from home makes little boys broke!
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Douglas Credit Union Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and we will be delighted to publish it for you. Email to – frontdesk@douglaspost. ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays
Douglas Youth Café Opened June 16th Douglas Youth Café at Unit 6 St Patrick’s Woollen Mills (Behind Dino’s Chipper). Offers: Food, Drink (non - alcoholic), Live Band, a good laugh and Free Entry. 7p.m to 9 p.m. 12 – 18 yrs.
Douglas Community Association Open Garden Fund-Raiser for Building Fund The weather couldn’t have been more obliging on Sat. 28th May when the visitors to the Open Garden were numerous and generous. It was a wonderful day out, the atmosphere was very relaxed, people chatted as they drank their cuppas and enjoyed the home-made cakes and cookies, soaked up the sun, traded their knowledge about plants, and found a few ‘gems’ to spruce up their flower beds at the Plants Sale table. In the afternoon our musicians arrived, and Con, Tony, Liam and John from the Douglas Guitar Group played ballads and hits from the 60’s to the 80’s, from the Clancy’s to the Beatles, and the craic was mighty. The public were tremendous in their support and we at DCA are most grateful. Thanks to the many generous sponsors of our draw who include Douglas artists Valerie Jolly and Rick McGroarty, B&Q, Kenny O’Donovan of O’Donovan’s Off-Licence, and Kieran Coughlan of Cinnamon Cottage. Thanks to George O’Kelly at D&S Enterprises who provided us with all the signage ensuring there was no excuse for not being able to find us. To the many helpers on the day who did their jobs with such heart, thanks a million.
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Douglas Junior Writers Group Next meeting of the Douglas Junior Writers Group will be held in on Thursday 17th July at 4.30 pm in the Douglas Library. All young writers welcome! (Enquires 086 8839392) DOUGLAS G.A.A. SOCIAL DIARY Thurs night……..Texas Hold them all Poker Fri ……….Live Band Sat night……….Dancing (Pavilion) Sun night……….45 Drive Matches on Big Screen Watch out for Car Boot Sale Watch this Space ! All welcome Cork FM Community Radio on 100.5FM Cork FM Community Radio on 100.5FM broadcast from 8am on Saturday and Sunday from Douglas Village Shopping Centre. I am on air between 9am and 11am on Saturday morning, presenting music from my collection, covering the popular music of the 1940's, 50's & 60's St Luke’s School launches its Healthy Eating Policy Peace Commissioner Your local Peace Commissioner is Maurice Lynch 087 984 0087 Douglas Library Pet Photo Competition Entry forms are now available for the Pet Photo Competition, open to all children under 13. Bring along a photo of your pet and you could be in with a chance to win a Pet Products Hamper. This competition is kindly sponsored by MAXI Zoo. Read, Learn, Explore Drama this summer in Douglas Library. A free 6 week course on the basics of acting and drama will take
• Imelda Marshall, Ballinhassig, Deirdre Fitzgerald, ballinhassig, Niamh Minihane, Douglas, and Louise Long, Bishopstown, pictured at the Cork Summer Show in Ballincollig yesterday. Pic: Diane Cusack
place on Wednesday afternoons from 3.00pm. Started Wednesday 22 June. These classes are free of charge and open to adults of all ages. Douglas Community School Indoor Bowls Club Monday and Thursday nights 8.P.M – 10 P.M. New members welcome! Call to the Hall or phone Mona 021 4293561 for details Douglas Tidy Towns Would you like to join this group of very hard-working and dedicated people meet each Saturday morning at the Douglas Community Centre at 10.30 a.m. and do a thorough litter cleanup of the Douglas area. New members are always welcome.
Activities at the Douglas Community Centre The following groups run activities at the centre, and include Unislim, Language and Drama classes; various dancing groups, including Irish Dancing, Disco Dancing, Pitter Patter Dancing Group, Body Rock and Arabesque (Belly Dance). A schedule of all the activities taking place in the centre is posted in the entrance hall, and the public are welcome to come and view this during office hours. The Community Association office
is open on Mon. Tue, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. when our administrator, Nicola, is there is to help you with any questions you may have about our service, or about lettings of the hall to anyone who may wish to run an activity. To contact Janice, phone 4894955. Farmers Cross Ladies Club – Flower Display Meet 2nd Thursday of every month at Frankfield House. New members welcome Douglas Writers Group The next meeting of the Douglas Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 8th July at 5.30 pm. The Douglas Writers Group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Al-Anon Family Groups Hope for anyone affected by another’s drinking. Monthly Meeting, First Wednesday @ 8.30pm Free Admission- Open to all Dominican Centre Popes Quay An Oige An Oige Swimming Club meet every Thur. @9.30pm in the An Carrig Health & Leisure Club. Members €3, Guests €5 per. Night. New members welcome. Ph. 0872717897
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Phillip Eric Sobel of Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, is the author of this week’s well written and meaningful poem. Somehow Phillip got the impression that our Poetry Corner might be exclusively Irish orientated and was therefore a little apprehensive about forwarding a poem. Rest assured Phillip, poetry is poetry and good poetry like yours can have no known boundaries and is welcome in more places than the rest of us can dream about. Phillip is a writer, artist and private home tutor; a graduate of Cooper Union College / School of Art and a Life Member of The Art Students League of New York. And, is also a fan of Mary O ’Hara’s harp music! His poem “When Swallows Swooped” is dedicated to Moira & Michael Breen a fine, Irish couple who live in his neighborhood. Phillip tells us that the first line is also the title and this in poetic terms is called an “Incipit”. Now that is something for all of us to practice on. Thank you Phillip! WHEN SWALLOWS SWOOPED parallel to the lake, with their tails aflutter like ribbons from hats worn by men of Brittany; when birdnests and butterflies were magical, frogs were friends; and fern, in gracious groups, welcomed us into a forest visited by jewel-like salamanders; when blue cornflowers bloomed in straw fields overseen by the sun
that warmed our hair; Last Week’s Teazer.
Mr White was , or at least his ashes.
those were joyous days,
The parish clerk of a West Cork town
His last request was that his remains
but we did not know
received a small parcel from Germany
be interred in the local cemetery. The
addressed to Mr. Alfred White, she
German authorities did not know who
checked the telephone directory but
to address the urn to and so came up
could find no one listed under that
with a rather strange solution to their
name. However, when she inquired at
Phillip Eric Sobel Send your poem to ‘The Poetry Corner’ / Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas or you can email it direct to ronniemcginn@ eircom.net. 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
Writers Group Meetings Douglas Writers Group, - Friday the 8th July John O’Sullivan’s, Boardroom at 5.30 pm Ballinlough Writers - John O’Sullivan’s (Douglas) Fri 15th July at 5.30 PM Douglas Junior Writers Group - Douglas Library Thursday 21st July at 4.30.PM Bishopstown Writers – Bishopstown Library Thursday 8th September at 6.15 pm Ó Bhéal – Open mic every Mon at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street 10 - Thur 23 Jun '11
the local pub she was told by some of the town’s old timers that there
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had been an Alfred White and that
The little Scottish island of Moray
after World War 2 , he had married
boasts the grandly titled “Bridge over
a German and settled in Frankfurt.
the Atlantic” (The locals gloss over
What was in the parcel ?
the fact that , at this point the Atlantic
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is only a few feet wide). The bridge is only single track and every morning McLeod the postman drives his van at breakneck speed over the bridge and onto the island. However, every morning the local milkman drives his van at similar speed across the bridge as he leaves the island. Neither could ever bring himself to give way, so why is there never an accident ?
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Carrigaline Community News KNOCK The organization of the Carrigaline Pilgrimage to Knock which takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July is progressing well. Fr. Billy O’Sullivan SMA will travel as Spiritual Director again this year. The pilgrims will leave Carrigaline at 9.30 am on Saturday, stop in the West County Hotel in Ennis for lunch and stay in Knock House Hotel. They will spend Sunday attending Mass and the ceremonies in Knock and leave for home at approximately 5.00pm. They stop for dinner on the way home at the West County Hotel and are expected to be home around 11.pm. A few seats are still available contact Aislinn 087 813 7990 or 021 437 2035 or Mary 4371025 or Mary 4373316 WALKING GROUP The Carrigaline Active Retired Association has extended their weekly activities to include a walking group. The members interested in taking part are welcome to join the group in the church car park any Monday morning at 10.30 am or on Monday afternoon at 2.30pm. The walkers have a wide variety of easy routes to travel in and around the town. The CARA knitting club continues to meet and flourish every Tuesday in the Library and is very appreciative of the number of people who
presented them with generous supplies of wool. KNITTING CLUB The Carrigaline knitting club which meets in the library every Tuesday from 2.30 pm to 4.30pm are making a beautiful selection of small blankets to cover the knees of hospital patients. The club wishes to thank the many people who donated wool including one anonymous person who donated a wonderful selection of wool. The club would welcome more wool at any time. New members are always welcome to join the club any Tuesday in the Library from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. SET DANCE CLASSES The weekly Set and Céilí dance classes continue in the GAA Pavilion in Carrigaline every Thursday night from 9.00 pm to 11.00pm. All welcome no partner needed. Contact Fionán Cogan 087 818 5111. DAMHSAFEST 2011 Plans for Damhsafest 2011 are well advanced. The Carrigaline Based International Folk Dance Festival will take place from Wednesday 20th July to Sunday 24th July. This year Damhsa Fest have invited groups of Folk Dancers from a number of countries which have not already taken part in the Festival. For the first time in the history of the festival North
• Macnas perform 'Rumpus' on the streets of Cork city centre on Saturday night. The act, which is part procession, part performance and part visual installation, is part of the Cork midsummer festival. pic - Patrick Hogan/Provision
• Eurochild founder Máire Bradshaw pictured at the presentation of Euruochilds Anthology of Children’s Artwork and Poetry to the Lord Mayor in the Cork City, in City Hall yesterday. The programme, promotes cultural literacy, integration and dialogue between children from different cultures through art and poetry. Culminating in the publication of the Eurochild Anthology of Children’s Artwork and Poetry, a multilingual mother-tongue volume comprising the work of 1000 young poets and artists from all over Europe, selected from 10,000 entries. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Africa will be represented by a Folk Dance Group from Egypt. DamhsaFest 2011 will open with a concert in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Wednesday 20th July. Further information from An Oige Adult Swimming Club n Oige Adult Swimming Club meet every Thur. @ 9.30.pm. An Carrig Health & Leisure Club. Carrigaline Members E3, Guests E6. New Members Welcome. Tel. 0872717897 www.anoige.ie Are you Ceili Fit yet? Well if you live in or around the Carrigaline area, you can avail of the Ceili Fit class every Thursday
night in the Carrigaline GAA Pavilion. The craic is mighty and the adrenalin is flowing most nights. "It's better than going to the gym and doing boring reps for an hour. Here we have fun dancing and get fit at the same time. It's not rocket science, just an easy way to lose a few pound and gain a few friends while enjoying yourself," one of the regulars told us. There is a grand dance floor and the atmosphere is very relaxed. You don't to have a dance partner or be Michael Flatley to get Ceili Fit! Bookings to Fionan on 087 818 5111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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EUROCHILD Anthology of Children’s Artwork & Poetry Capacity crowds are not common in the Cork City Council Chamber but that is what the Lord Mayor found waiting for him when he entered the room on Friday to the booming strains of the Scoil Cholmcille Brass Band. On one of his very last days in office, the Lord Mayor, Cllr Michael O’Connell, took some time out of a crammed schedule to attend a special ceremony in his honour hosted by the Corkbased European children’s project, Eurochild. Cork’s First Citizen was presented with the first copy of the 16th annual Eurochild Anthology of Children’s Artwork and Poetry before a City Council Chamber packed to the rafters with parents and children from all over Ireland. Doing the honours were Lucy Sheehan, a young artist from the Dyslexic Association of Ireland, and Aidan Murtagh, who made the trip all the way down from Emper in Co. Westmeath that morning to get his hands on a book that features new writing and artwork by him and many of his classmates. More of the best moments at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Presentation came courtesy of the 36 Eurochild poets selected from all over Ireland to read at the event. Guests Simon Coveney and Liz Meaney read some of their own favourites from the 2011 Anthology – Liz Meaney’s selection raising the blushes of the poem’s author, Martha Hegarty (Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire), who hid with teenage blushes behind her delighted friends and teachers
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• Martina Walsh from St. Lukes and Ellen Falvey from Dublin Hill pictured at the concert of Imelda May at Live at the Marquee in Cork last night. Pic: Miki Barlok
watching from the balcony. Musical highlights included a master class in smooth from new singer-songwriter, Aengus Macabhaird; and a bracing rendition of ‘Eye of the Tiger’ and ‘Boys of Fairhill’ by the Scoil Cholmcille Brass Band for the Mayor of Fairhill. Since its inaugural anthology, ‘A Child’s Famine’, the Cork-based Eurochild Children’s Project has sustained its commitment to celebrating the original work of young creators throughout Ireland and the rest of Europe, on whatever subject they choose to explore, using the language or colour they prefer. Described this year by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, as ‘a springboard and inspiration for young people’, the multilingual, mother-tongue Eurochild Anthology of Artwork and Poetry represents an important record of the voices of children and young people from all over Europe. Parents, teachers and the newly published all made the trip to City Hall for the occasion, some just over the road from Mayfield and Douglas, but others from as far away as Westmeath, Longford, Galway, Tipperary and Kerry. Also present at this midsummer morning of balloons, brass bands, rock guitar, children and poetry were special guests and friends of Eurochild, Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Liz Meaney, Arts Officer Cork City Council, and the Longford poet and Poetry Ireland Writer in Schools, Mary Melvin Geoghegan.
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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Greyhound Stadium Buster Race Draw takes place on Friday 24th June, 2011at the Curraheen Greyhound Stadium, There is 1 in 720 chances of winning the Big sponsored cash prize of €1,000 for the Buster Race for the holder of the ticket with the winning combination! A sponsored Raffle will also take place on the night with many wonderful prizes. We very much appreciate your continued support of the Society and we thank you in advance for helping us with our fundraising efforts. We hope to see you there on the night, it promises to be a great evening! Tickets are €20 (admitting 2 adults and 2 children) and are available from local SVP Conferences and also the SVP Cork Regional Office, No.2 Tuckey Street, Cork. Ph. 0214270444. Coffee Morning for those Bereaved or Affected by Suicide First Tuesday of every month @ 10.30 - !2am in The Boardwalk, Lapps Quay Cork City. Teas Coffee and scones are complementary. All are welcome and you may bring spouse, sibling or friend/s. The coming together of those similarly bereaved can offer the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. For more information please do not hesitate to contact
Collette on 087/2750355 or Brigit on 087/6310482 AGE ACTION’S CARE & REPAIR PROGRAMME Free Handyman Service for Older People Are you 65+ years of age and living in Cork City and suburbs, Ballincollig, Kinsale, Carrigaline, Glanmire or Carrigtwohill? Do you have a small repair job that you would like to have done for you? Age Action’s Care & Repair service uses a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out minor repairs and odd jobs for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves. Some of the jobs that our volunteers can do include changing light bulbs, changing locks, minor painting and decorating, hanging curtains, minor gardening, minor carpentry and installing smoke alarms. The service is free; you only pay for the materials used. For bigger jobs that are beyond the scope of our volunteers, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons whose contact details we can provide for you. We can also arrange regular social visits to older people. All volunteers are Garda vetted and carry official Age Action identification cards. You can arrange to have a job done for you by phoning the Age Action Care & Repair number, 1890 369 369. Age Action is Ireland’s leading charity for older people. We believe that Ireland should be the best place in which to grow older.
• The Pfizer Chernobyl Children’s Charity Cycle starts from Cork City Hall on it’s way to Limerick: Sean Kelly, Adi Roche and Tara Delaney, Pfizer Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
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Ballyphehane Community Notice Board Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane - Housebound service Tory Top Library offers a housebound service to people in the community who cannot access the library. Items for borrowing include books, DVDs, video tapes and audio-books on CD or on cassette. This service
is free of charge. The van, manned by library staff, calls to individual homes on a regular basis. Customers may select items from the shelves in the van or can have items delivered to them in their houses. The van is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to avail of this service please contact John O'Leary on 4924934.
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Blackrock / Mahon Community Notice Board Roy Keane Roy Keane with Aaron O’Connor 4th Class, Darragh Bowdren Senior Infants, and Guide dogs Vasco and Uri, at Sunday’s Well Boys National School, Strawberry Hill, Blarney Road, Cork were thrilled when Roy Keane, Ambassador for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind popped in for a visit. The surprise visit was part of a competition won by the school as part of the annual fundraising and Awareness SHADES campaign. During his visit he signed autographs, posed for pictures and he even had a quick kick around with the boys. Sunday’s well N.B.S. is one of the many schools nationwide who support SHADES week annually. There are 166 boys attending the school and approx 25 staff. This month Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are celebrating their 35th anniversary, for more information and ways you can help the organisation please see www. guidedogs.ie or locall 1850 506 300 More Info Doreen O' Mahony Communications Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (021) 487 8224 Blackrock Community Centre Dancing Classes Dancing for fun Monday 10am12 noon Set Dancing Monday 8 30pm10pm Art classes Tuesday 1 45pm-3 45pm Irish Dancing for Children 4 00pm-5 00pm Tai chi 7 30pm-8 30pm Dancing for fun Wednesday 10 am- 12 noon Crochet Wednesday 2 30pm- 4 30pm Drama Classes 7 00pm-8 30pm. if you have any queries about classes telephone Irene 0876122007 Mahon Community Centre Parent Walking Group every Monday morning. Group leaves
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the Mahon Family Resource Centre at 10.30am and walks are usually around the marina with a coffee stop along the way. This is a great way to meet other parents and get in some exercise so grab the buggie and join us! All welcome Baby Massage Classes Baby Massage classes at Mahon Family Resource Centre, suitable for babies who are not yet crawling. Also limited spaces available in the parents support group – this support group is for parents whose children have learning difficulties or long term illness. For more information or to join please call Christine on 021 4358866. Blackrock Community Centre is situated at Convent Road Blackrock and all are welcome to come and join us at any Class. Support Group for Parents and Carers Has your child been diagnosed with a learning difficulty or long term illness? Mahon Family Resource Centre is setting up a Support Group for Parents and Carers. Grandparents and Foster Parents are also very welcome If you are interested in joining the Group or need more information. Search for Dust Buster’s " Dust Busters " are in search of some able bodied musicians of a vintage age who would like to come on board. We practice on Mon nights from 7-9 at the Resource Centre in Mahon. Do think about it. We would love to see you there. Only stipulation you must be able to read music. For more information contact Bernadette Moynihan on 086 8128230 Weekly Bingo. The weekly Lotto is held at
• Roy Keane with Aaron O’Connor 4th Class, Darragh Bowdren Senior Infants, and Guide dogs Vasco and Uri,This morning Sunday’s Well Boys National School, Strawberry Hill, Blarney Road, Cork were thrilled when Roy Keane, Ambassador for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind popped in for a visit. Gerard McCarthy
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Historical Walking Tours of Old Railway Line and Ballinlough Cllr. Kieran McCarthy will lead a historical walking tour of the Old Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway line on Tuesday 5 July 2011. The walk starts at 7pm. at the entrance to the line on The Marina side adjacent the Main Drainage station. The Cork Blackrock and Passage Railway, which opened in 1850, was among the first of the suburban Cork railway projects. The walk will discuss the evolution of the line and also some of the historical sites which overlook it. Cllr. McCarthy will also lead a historical tour of Ballinlough on Wednesday 6 July 2011, starting at 7pm at Ballinlough Pitch and Putt car park, opp. Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork, duration: 1 ½ hours, finishing around Ballinlough Church. With 360 acres, Ballinlough is the second largest of the seven townlands forming the Mahon Peninsula. The area has a deep history dating back to Bronze Age Ireland. In fact it is probably the only urban area in the country to still have a standing stone still standing in it for over 5,000 years. The walk will highlight this heritage along with tales of landlords, big houses, rural life in nineteenth century Ballinlough and the evolution of its twentieth century suburban history. Cllr. McCarthy noted: “South east Cork City is full of historical gems; the walks are not only talks about the history of suburban sites but are also forums for people to talk about their own memories and knowledge of local history in the ward. All events are free and are 12:00 open to all. DouglasPostAd:Layout 1 18/08/2009 Page 1
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This week here in Douglas we are celebrating a very special occasion, the golden jubilee of the ordination to the priesthood of Fr Liam O' Regan. the gathering on Tuesday evening in the Rochestown park symbolised the affection the parishioner's of Douglas hold for Fr Liam. Fr Liam was born in Kinsale and ordained to the priesthood at the church of the holy spirit in Dennehy's cross on the 18/06/61. Fr Liam loved visiting older people on the first Friday with holy communion. He was also the manager of the girls school and he always enjoyed visiting them also. he attended many of our young at heart socials in St Columbas hall and had an interest in all of our activities and events. He sang in Douglas heat of the over 60's competition singing "beautiful city" which he sings so well, "I stand to be corrected but i do believe that he was the only priest ever to sing in the over 60's competition. To show our appreciation to Fr Liam, a few years ago he became an honourary member of the young at heart group. We presented him with a framed certificate which I believe he treasures to this day. Fr Liam had great devotion to our lady and during his mass in the
Month of May he always sang "Bring flowers of the fairest". his mass in also As Gaeilge! Fr Liam is a priest very much in touch with his people and as many of us know his kindness during the loss of loved ones will always be remembered. in his spare ti,e he lives to play a round of golf, has a great interest in GAA especially if Cork are playing, and also he likes to grow his own vegetables. he will celebrate the annual mass for deceased members of St Columbas hall on Monday the 27th in the hall, everyone welcome. To a very kind and approachable priest, thank you Fr Liam for serving us so well. On July 5th we will take a trip to Kenmare and enjoy a cruise in Kenmare bay where we will observe close up the seal rookery where over 50 seal pups are born the end of June. We will see the seal pups being fed by their mothers. On board there is complimentary tea and coffee with biscuits, the Captain says everyone needs some "medicine" which is also complimentary. This "medicine" being a tot of rum. The cruise takes almost three hours and we will also enjoy some traditional music on board. On Monday the fourth of
• Kay, Lorraine and Sharon Cronin from Garryvoe at a evening of Information and Inspiration for The Irish Wheelchair Associationin the Clarion Hotel, The event is being coordinated by WeightWatchers and will feature Clarins, Debenhams, WeightWatchers in picture by Gerard McCarthy
July we will have a rehearsal in St Columbas hall for the Jimmy Reidy "Around the fireside" radio show. All are welcome to take part, you might want to tell a story, sing a song etc.There is plenty of talent in Douglas so give me a call on 4363867 for more information.
Up-coming events Every Monday, walk in the park 11-12. Every Monday, Care-ring Douglas 1-4. Tuesday 28th June, Sherkin island. Monday 27th June, mass in St Columbas hall. Tuesday 5th July, Kenmare.
Monday 4th July, rehearsal for round the fireside in St Columbas hall. Monday 12th July, round the fireside radio show.
Thought for Today “Light travels faster than sound that’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak” "Cherish your yesterdays, Dream your tomorrows, But be young at heart and live your today’s" Bye for now, Phil
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Ballinlough Community News With Mary Cremin Ballinlough I.C.A. Congratulations to Scoutmaster Pat Bradley Scouting Ireland has awarded its highest accolade to Pat Bradley of Marble Hall Park, who is Scoutmaster of the 37th Cork Troop (Togher) since its foundation in 1960. The highest accolade The Order of Cu Chulain was conferred on Pat by the Chief Scout Michael John Shinnick at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Michael O'Connell in the Council Chamber. Pat received a long standing ovation by the large attendance that included family, scouts, and friends. Pat has held the post of Scoutmaster for fifty years. Pat became a scout when he joined the 4th Cork (St..Peter and Paul's) Troop. His first camp was to Kells, Co. Kerry in 1951, since then he never missed a summer camp. Scouting Ireland is proud to have Pat Bradley in their ranks, and are delighted to recognise his outstanding work. Congratulations Pat, we are all proud of you. Ballinlough I.C.A. Ballinlough I.C.A. are having a Summer outing to Kenmare on Sunday 26th June. There will be a stop for morning coffee, lunch, a cruise around Kenmare Bay and evening meal Non members will be welcome - cost €60.00 For further information and booking contact: Kay 4295446, Marie 4292364, or Margaret 4295042 The Annual St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock The pilgrimage takes place on Saturday 25th June. Bus leaving from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballinlough at 6.45am Sharp. Cost of Bus €25.00.
Ballinlough Writers Group The next meeting of the Ballinlough Writers Group will be held in John O’Sullivan’s (Board Room), Douglas on Friday 15TH July at 5.30 pm. The Ballinlough Writers Group meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
• At the AIB PPAI Photojournalism Exhibition on Cork’s South Mall: John Lotty, Noreen Walsh, AIB and Dept Lord mayor John Kelleher Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
plastic bag /poop scoop with you. a Fine of €150.00 for Fouling . Community Centre In areas where there are schools, Dog owners are taking their dogs Bingo: Every Friday at 8.15pm as children get out of cars, and for a walk early in the morning, Cards: Every Thursday at walk straight in to dog poo, not a that is when most of the fouling 9.00pm vary nice start to the day for any occurs. All dogs need to be Irish Heart Foundation: child. exercised, but please bring a 2nd Wednesday of the Month (except August) Meals on Wheels: Monday – Saturday 10am (Volunteers and Drivers needed) COMMUNITY NEWS Contact: Community Centre 429 402 Any morning Is there a community event or fundraiser in your area? Please let us know and
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Ballinlough Parish Office ie. To ensure publication your entry should reach us before 5 PM on Mondays Office Hours 1992 and 2009 and this will be FLEADH CHEOIL Monday - Friday: 9.30am - NA MUMHAN 2011 the first time that Fleadh Cheoil 1.00pm (except Wednesday) & na Mumhan will be held in BALLINCOLLIG, CO. CORK Monday: 7.00pm - 8.00pm) Ballincollig. JULY 11 - 17 Ballincollig Branch in ‘Baile an Chollaigh – Baile an The Ballinlough I.C.A. are association with the Munster Cheoil’ having a Summer outing to The 51st Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Council of Comhaltas is busy Kenmare on Sunday 26th will take place in Ballincollig from preparing for the hosting of June. the 11th to 17th July. This premier Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2011. There will be a stop for morning event of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí It is expected that there will be in coffee, lunch, a cruise around Éireann is hosted by Craobh Niall excess of 3,000 competitors taking Kenmare Bay and evening meal part in the various competitions. Ó Cathasaigh, Ballincollig. Non members will be Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan There are 47 categories of welcome - cost €60.00 For is the largest of the seven competition, including Music further information and booking provincial Fleadhanna held by (solo & ensemble), Singing, contact: the organisation in Ireland, Britain Comhrá Gaeilge and Set and Céilí Kay 4295446, Marie 4292364, or and North America. It will attract Dancing. Competitions will be Margaret 4295042 thousands of visitors from all over held in Coláiste Choilm and Oriel Munster, Ireland and abroad to House Hotel from Friday 15th to End of Summer Festival Ballincollig. A great festival of Sunday 17th July. The successful The very successful end of traditional music, song and dance competitors will qualify for Fleadh Summer Festival will be held this incorporating competitions of the Cheoil na hÉireann to be held in year on Saturday 27th August highest standard, céilithe, concerts, Cavan in August. live outdoor entertainment on Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan will Dog Fouling the Gig Rig, singing and music transform Ballincollig into a hive Dog Fouling is very prevalent in sessions in the local pubs and on of traditional music, song and Ballinlough, the street and many more events dance. The organising committee I was delighted that some new will be enjoyed by all. guarantees a Céad Míle Fáilte to signs have been erected, the sign Ballincollig Comhaltas previously everyone for a week of ceol agus in South View is badly needed hosted Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí in gaol. The signs clearly state that there is Thur 23 Jun '11 - 19
New Home and Garden Centre Nathan Mc Donnell , Bernie Falvey from Ballyseedy Home and Garden with Ed Carey Cork businessman get ready for Ballyseedy Home and Garden at Fota Retail Park. 60 NEW JOBS AS IRISH COMPANY EXPANDS INTO CORK, Ballyseedy Home and Garden, Tralee, Co Kerry announces the opening of a second centre at Fota Retail Park, Cork, which will mean the creation of 60 new jobs for the area. In addition to the award winning 5 star garden centre, the state of the art venue will house a restaurant and other big brand concessions, to be announced very soon.
Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden headlines 2nd annual Global Intelligence Forum: The Dungarvan Conference ERIE, Pa. - One of the United States’ most distinguished intelligence officers, retired U.S. Air Force Four-Star General and former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden will headline the 2nd annual Global Intelligence Forum: The Dungarvan Conference, organized by the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies (MCIIS) July 11-13 in
Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Hayden will be joined on the dais by another key American intelligence leader, Charles Allen, the former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis with the Department of Homeland Security. Also assuming keynote roles are two distinguished Irish leaders: Paddy Teahon, former Secretary General to the Department of An Taoiseach and now a Director of Treasury Holdings and of Teahon Consulting Ltd.; and Frank Daly, Chair of the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), which was created by the Government of Ireland in late 2009 in response to the Irish financial crisis. This year’s conference, “Intelligence and the Decision Maker,” comes on the heels of a successful inaugural summit last summer in Ireland that featured as its keynote speaker Erie native and the first Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge. The event was attended by more than 180 intelligence practitioners from 17 countries. Like Ridge, Hayden is a native Pennsylvanian. Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated from Duquesne University, where he earned his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in modern American history. He served under Presidents Bill Clinton and
• Nathan Mc Donnell , Bernie Falvey from Ballyseedy Home and Garden with Ed Carey Cork businessman get ready for Ballyseedy Home and Garden at Fota Retail Park. 60 NEW JOBS AS IRISH COMPANY EXPANDS INTO CORK, Ballyseedy Home and Garden, Tralee, Co Kerry announces the opening of a second centre at Fota Retail Park, Cork, which will mean the creation of 60 new jobs for the area. Gerard McCarthy
by intensifying globalization. Among the distinguished panelists are Julian King, the British Ambassador to Ireland; Phillip Mudd, former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch; Sean Aylward, Secretary General, Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law; and Kathleen O’Toole, Chief Inspector of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate and the first female Police Commissioner of Boston, Mass. In addition to the three-day forum, MCIIS will offer two applied intelligence training workshops on July 14 and 15, one for managers and the other for analysts. For more information on the conference and its offerings, please visit www. globalintelligenceforum.com.
George W. Bush as Director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005 and as Director of the CIA under George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2006 to 2009. From April 21, 2005, to May 26, 2006, he was the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, a position that once made him the highestranking military intelligence officer in the armed forces. In another conference tiein, Hayden’s football coach in sixth through eighth grades was Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, who is the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland. Panelists will address how leaders can most effectively establish and employ intelligence practices to reduce uncertainty and enhance decision-making in a world marked
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MERCEDES-BENZ PREPARES FOR NEW ACTROS INTRODUCTION Mercedes-Benz is preparing the way for the introduction of their new long-distance Actros truck. Set to build on the success of its best-selling predecessor – a truck voted winner of the international Truck of the Year award – first versions of the new Actros will go on sale in Europe in the second half of this year and arrive in Ireland in early 2012. Equipped with fuel-saving, low-emissions BlueEFFICIENCY power, the new Actros promises greater profitability, dynamism and comfort in a completely new package. Features will include totally new cabs in a striking, yet typically Mercedes-Benz design, with aerodynamic refinements, an innovative lighting concept and external dimensions that confirm the spaciousness of the working, living and resting space provided for the driver. The new Actros will be powered by a new generation of MercedesBenz engines, available initially in four power output classes from 310 kW to 375 kW, with maximum torque from 2100 Nm to 2500 Nm.
Ultra-modern technology fitted in the new Actros will include the unique X-Pulse injection system, exhaust gas recirculation, exhaust after-treatment using BlueTec diesel technology and a particulate filter. In the course of its seven years development, the new MercedesBenz Actros has been subjected to rigorous testing designed to uphold the Mercedes-Benz ‘trucks you can trust’ claim. Trials ranged from practical every-day road tests to the heat of the Sierra Nevada and winter tests on the Arctic Circle. Photo Taking the wrapping off the new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck full details of which will be published in early July. The new Actros goes on sale here in right hand drive versions early next year.
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Claire Cullinane will present a fashion show “salon style” as a walk through at the participating café. The models will stop & chat with customers about the outfit and the shop as well.
Couture & Coffee is a Douglas Fashion Circle event. Membership to the Douglas Fashion circle is a must for anybody interested in a bargain. Membership is completely free, all you have to do is to give your contact details to the person at the Information Desk in either Douglas Court Shopping Centre or Douglas Village Shopping Centre. You will then be notified of
upcoming fashion related events, special offers, discounts etc. that are available to members. Anyone interested in Fashion or looking to purchase items for a special occasion will be invited to the café where they can relax with a coffee and enjoy the best of fashion up close.
Every Thursday morning over the Summer months, Claire Cullinane will hold a free fashion event at a café in Douglas Court Shopping Centre. The event will be in a different café each Thursday morning at 11am with BB’s restaurant the venue for the upcoming event.
Couture & Coffee at Douglas Court Shopping Centre
• Congratulations to this weeks winner: Louise Skuse, of 2 Riverside, Rochestown. Louise wins a 50 Euro voucher from Keanes Garden Centre, Cooneys Lane.
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• A previous garden winner Mary Dunne of Turners Cross
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As usual we try to give you a few ideas on what might need doing in your garden this week. Not everything in this article may apply to your garden - but there might be something, if not this week maybe next week.
Deadhead roses regularly, except those producing hips, and give a mid-summer feed of rose fertiliser. Tie in dahlia stems as they develop, and thin to 4-5 for extra large blooms. Cut down aquilegias and sweet rocket after flowering to prevent lavish self-seeding. Prune evergreen ceanothus after flowering, cutting back almost to the main branches. Take cuttings of osteospermums and Verbena rigida (V. venosa), both vulnerable to frost and damp later on.
Make a last sowing of peas and dwarf French beans for late crops. Protect cauliflowers from bight sunlight by breaking 2-3 leaves over the curds. Sow maincrop turnips for storing. Tuck straw under bush tomatoes and cucumbers to keep fruits clean. As crops are cleared, transplant brassicas to limed positions, and water in well. Sow savoy cabbages in a shaded nursery bed for late winter supplies. Start using the largest self-blanching celery heads; earth or paper up traditional trench kinds. Sow
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Water Garden In warm weather inspect fish regularly for early signs of diseases.
Lawns & Hedges Mow lawns twice a week if necessary for a fine finish. Trim privet hedges regularly to maintain a neat outline.
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Check greenhouse plants for watering daily all this month, and damp down regularly.
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Pfizer Pitch and Putt by Brendan Hayes The club would like to express its sincere condolences with the Jordan family on the sudden and unexpected death of Con. To his wife Mary, his sons Killian Ronan and Gary, his daughter Sarah, also his brothers and sisters, our deepest sympathy. Con, a stalwart of the club will be sadly missed for his humour his participation and his high handicap. As a mark of respect all competitions had been cancelled for past two weeks while extensive tributes have been paid to Con in other columns by the club. Competitions: Juvenile competition results from Wed 15th 1st Joshoa DeNijs 48 2nd David Howard 46 3rd Owen Horgan Game 2 1st James Maher 43 2nd Brendan Crowley 44 3rd Shane Livesey46 Results of Inauguration Shield Wed night 15th: 1st Mark O Riordan 49gr 1st Sr Sid Venner 48 1st Inter Gavin Murphy 53 1st Junior Kevin Murphy 54 1st juvenile Fionn Murphy 55 Sunday 19th June
Results of Munster Gents strokeplay Junior grade which was played in Pfizer's: Kevin Murphy and Shane Horgan qualified in the junior grade Mark O Riordan, Shane Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Weesie Murphy qualified in the Inter grade and Dave Ahern qualified in Senior grade well done lads
Frankfield Golf Club Results of Robert Stephen's Captain's Prize event 2011 1st C O'Mahony 45 pts 2nd D Fagan 42 pts 3rd C Ahern 42 pts Best Gross J Gaffney 34 pts 5th R Kennedy 42 pts 6th N McGrath 42 pts 7th D Kelly 42 pts 8th S Callanan 41 pts 9th A Lysaght 41 pts 10th D Conway 41 pts 11th S Murphy 41 pts 12th M Kenny 41 pts 13th J O'Mahony 40 pts 14th M Murphy 40 pts 15th J Barrett 40 pts
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Manager The question of the outside manager be it Club or County has once again entered the arena. The number of outside managers to win the ultimate prize (an all-Ireland football title) is two, John O’Mahony with Galway and in 1982 Eugene McGee with Offaly. That said there were a number of provincial successes as well as those who have brought counties on a tonne. In football Mick O’Dwyer had provincial success with Kildare and Laois. The same Maestro, Micko helped Wicklow. Hurling saw Waterford gain provincial championship and league success under Justin McCarthy. John Meyler guided Kerry hurlers to success in the Christy Ring Trophy and retention of Division 2 status. Clare footballers had provincial success under John Maughan, as did Leitrim under John O’Mahony. Gerald McCarthy was responsible for great strides in Waterford Hurling. There are many more who have had disastrous innings on the intercounty management merry-go-round. Most players nowadays are far more knowledgeable in the ways and means of sport and know what they want. Their first requirement is a physical trainer who knows his stuff. Physical training at club level must have an end product. In the past, particularly in the club scene anyone could take on the position of trainer. Similarly coaches need to be doing drills that are going to keep the players on their toes. Variety is hugely important; should the coach stick to the same
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