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Thursday, 31st July 2008

the word by George Thompson

‘Keano, Keano Buy Us a Pint!’

I watched frustratingly as Cork tried to contain Clare during the first half of their championship clash in Thurles last Sunday and to be honest, at that stage I had written the Rebels off, not thinking that they could come back from 9 points down, especially the way the game had been going up until then. But once again, the game of hurling can never be predicted nor can the Rebel county. What a cracker of a second half, as Cork clawed back and overtook the Banner men, leading to a nerve wracking final few minutes which saw the spoils going to Cork, setting up an All Ireland Semi Final with Kilkenny in two weekends time. Without doubt Cork has provided some of the most nail biting and entertaining hurling for TV this season and we wish them well in their semi final. * * * I was at Turners Cross on Monday evening for the ‘friendly’ between Cobh Ramblers and Roy Keane’s Sunderland. The weather was threatening but that didn’t deter the large crowd from turning out. A small group of Sunderland supporters travelled over for the fixture and they were certainly in fine voice for the occasion, at one stage chanting “Keano, Keano buy us a pint” to which the Sunderland boss acknowledged with the shake of his head and a wave. The football wasn’t the greatest but the craic was good. What caught my attention was the pitch and considering that Cork City had played on it, the previous evening, Turners Cross has to be one of the best pitches and surfaces in the country. * * * Well we are coming into what is, the traditional summer holidays – the August fortnight, beginning with the long weekend and although the weather at the moment is more reminiscent of winter, hopefully the gods will look upon us and give us a few weeks of sun. As it is holiday time and particularly this long weekend, Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to be responsible and avoid becoming a drowning statistic by following some key water safety tips that will help keep the public safe over the weekend. Water-related tragedies happen in the blink of an eye and it is a tragedy that an average of 160 lives, are lost to drowning each year. Make sure you return safely to shore - and ultimately back home - by playing it safe. For more information and safety tips, log on to www.iws.ie or call Irish Water Safety in Galway on 091-564400.

• Jerry and Peg Keohane with Emma Sweney, Product Development Officer of Failte Ireland winner of the Media and Tour Operators Golf Classic with Claire Vincent and Paul Keohane of Lee Valley, Golf and Country Club. Picture; John Lotty.

• The Douglas and District and Lions Club recently held their annual golf classic at Monkstown Golf Club. The event which has been sponsored by IEC Flex Logistics for last twenty years was a great success with over 46 team entries. The proceeds of the classic will be divided between the Mercy Hospital Foundation and Cork Simon. Picture from L/R: Maurice Healy, Captain Monkstown Golf Club, Pat Ahern, Seamus Mulcahy, Siobhaín Coote, IEC Logistics, Pat Mulcahy and Ronan Kenneally, President Douglas and District Lions Club. Picture: John Lotty.

Have a safe and happy long weekend. Slán George Thompson - Editor.

• Shane Archer from Grange, winner of the Douglas Post Competition for tickets to last Monday’s Cobh Ramblers v Sunderland game receives his prize from Douglas Post’s Marie Piper Gregan. Pic:George Thompson

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• Members of the Douglas Young at Heart Group with Phil Goodman and newly appointed manager of Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Bartosz Mieszala, prior to the group’s visit to Skibbereen last Tuesday. (Pic:George Thompson)

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Hi, my name is Simon, I’m 17 years old and was born with Cerebral Palsy which is a severe motor disorder. I understand everything that’s going on around me but I cannot converse, walk or use most of my limbs so I rely entirely on the day-to-day assistance of my family with a little outside help. I also have Epilepsy and Asthma and have undergone numerous operations to my hips, legs, thighs etc. I am currently awaiting another hip operation and a scoliosis operation over the next few months! Despite requests since last October 2007, my parents have failed to obtain a specific mattress which was supplied for my use in recent Hospital Confinements. To-date we have been unable to secure any funding. This is just one of the things which would make all of our lives easier.

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Hill-Rom Duo II Mattress. My van up-dated with electronic lift for my wheelchair. Garden made accessible for wheelchair. Double Patio door at rear of house to enable me to access garden. Independent living area with wheelchair accessible bathroom. Doors widened in each room.

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I cannot take a shower at home as we do not have facilities and my hair is washed lying down in bed. Another struggle for Mum and Dad. It makes me feel very angry to see them so tired and no control of their own life. This Garden Party I feel very excited about as it is being held by my very kind neighbours and will be the first of a few events in the future to try and meet the necessary requirements to make life comfortable and easier all-round.

I thank you for your kind support.

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

L e t t ers

letters

Deirdre Clune

to the editor We’d love to hear from you. If you have any news, views or issues you’d like to see covered, write to the Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas West, Cork or by e-mail to frontdesk@douglaspost.ie Please include your name and address and a contact number. Letters may be edited due to space considerations.

Investment in science pays a long term dividend in R&D jobs

Thomas Russell and Robert Emmet

As Fine Gael Innovation Spokeswoman I welcome last weeks announcement of State investment in the science, technology & innovation area as the type of investment which can provide long-term benefits to the country, and urged that this funding be protected from the economic downturn.

Dear Editor,

Over the years, Robert Emmet’s connection with Cork is generally associated with Sarah Curran who was betrothed to Emmet. She is buried in Newmarket Cemetery in a grave next to her father John Philpott Curran who had defended Wolfe Tone in 1798. Some years ago a bronze statue to Sarah Curran was erected in the centre of Newmarket. By far the most important person associated with Robert Emmet was Thomas Russell. He was born in Dromahane near Mallow, of Anglo Irish stock. He joined the British Army and served in India. He returned to Ireland in 1784, and commenced studies in science, philosophy and politics in 1790. He met Wolfe Tone in the public gallery in the House of Commons and they became close friends. The same year Russell resumed his military career in the British Army. The French Revolution of 1789 inspired Russell and the other leaders of the United Irishmen. In 1796, Russell was captured in Co. Down and imprisoned, thereby missing out on the 1798 Rebellion. A year later he was released on condition that he exile to Hamburg. He made his way to Ireland and met Robert Emmet. They laid out the plans for the Insurrection of 1803. Russell took command of Ulster prior to the Insurrection. His chief aide was Mary Ann McCracken, sister of Henry Joy McCracken. While he worked on the logistics of the Insurrection, a lengthy poem was written about him called “The Man from God Knows Where” After the collapse of the Insurrection and the execution of Robert Emmet, Russell was captured in Downpatrick. He was hanged on the 21st of October 1803 at the age of 36. One hundred and fifty years later, a unique monument was erected near his birthplace by the inhabitants of Dromahane. Yours sincerely, Con O’Mahony, Grangewood Court

A Good Friday ! Dear Editor, During the early 1950’s, Mise sa bhaile ón Scoil Naoimh Iosaiph. Mardyke. My “exca” (homework) done for De Lúain, and looking forward to the weekend. Still smarting from a cúpla “socks” (slaps) on the láimh from Bro. Gilbert for misspelling, in his opinion, the female name Kathryn. Níl mé boasting but I was top of my the class in spellings. The ‘Man in Black’ spelling it Catherine and there it was in the Palace Cinema, “Be My Love” starring Mario Lanza and Kathryn Grayson” Up yours Bro Gilbert! Beans and sausages cooked on the open fire ithe agam, dashing across Sheares Street via Anne Street to D&A O’Leary Printers on Washington Street, stretched out on the warm pavement awaiting the sighjt of mo athair’s daith dearg army boots alighting from the bus uimhir a seacht from Collins Barracks enroute Baile an Easpaigh. They had back door double deckers in those days.! Friday was pay day! A bar of Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut and a tanner (six old pennies) – my pay for the week. Ag siúil abhaile. Mo láimh, safe and warm in my Dad’s grip. Saol go maith agam. Buichas le Dia Neil O’Donoghue Greenhills Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed in these letters are solely those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of The Douglas Post.

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The announcement of the provision for €23 million in funding to 143 projects under the SFI Research Frontiers Programme is an example of how we can take positive steps to invest in the future. The demand for this funding shows how Ireland is developing as a country where cutting edge research is taking place. The successful projects will be provided with the resources that could prove critical in allowing them to make major scientific breakthroughs that will in turn improve Ireland’s reputation as a host country where science, technology and innovation is supported and encouraged. Recent announcements such as those of EMC’s creation of 50 jobs and Siemens’ of 60 jobs, both in the Cork area, show that investment in science, technology & innovation provide Ireland with the international reputation and experienced workforce that can attract high-quality jobs. The development of the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation (SSTI) 2006-2013 and funding of the sector under the National Development Plan must not be allowed to become yet another victim of Government cutbacks. Cutbacks in such a vital area could seriously undermine our attempts to transform Ireland into a knowledge-based economy.

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

F a m i l y T i es

Hand Me the Keys

by Ellie Braun-Haley, Alberta, Canada My friend Carin was driving home from a few days in the mountains on assignment. It was 1982, and she was excited to see her family again. She came up behind an erratic driver, and wondered if he was falling asleep, suffering a heart attack, or drunk at the wheel. Then she saw him toss a beer bottle. She drove around him to safety, and put distance between the two cars. Then her conscience nagged, “I can’t just drive away, I need to get him off the road; someone might be killed!” She slowed to move back behind the drunk, never pausing to think about repercussions. As the drunk approached again and passed, her plan took root. She would pull up beside him, honk and motion for him to pull over. When she did that, however, he just looked confused and decelerated. After two repeats, he was driving at city street speeds, but she was no closer to stopping him. One more time... he slowed, and pulled over onto the shoulder. Then she watched in horror as he lost control of his car. The ditch was roomy with gentle slopes. A good driver could drive in and out easily. He skidded in -- and stopped. Was he hurt? Carin dashed down to his vehicle. He sat slumped. She rapped on the window, “Are you all right?” He nodded yes and rolled down the window. “Give me your keys. I can’t allow you to drive,” she demanded. He stared, reached for his keys and handed them over. “You could cause an accident,” she said, “a death that would haunt you throughout your life.” “I’ve been up all night. I worked late, there was a farewell party... I needed to get home....” he replied, then wilted again. Carin took him to her car, drove his out of the ditch, suddenly realizing she had no further plans. What to do? Back up on the highway, inspiration struck. As if on schedule a car appeared on the horizon. With the stranger leaning against her car to steady himself, she entered the road. She waved her arms, and the car slowed to reveal four male passengers.

• Jensen Marah after recievieng her Golly Catching Medal at Wicklow Regatta.

Parents Day

“One of you must drive this man’s car to his home, as he’s too drunk to drive.” The passenger in the front nodded “yes”. Everyone else agreed. Carin returned to the drunk, told him of the arrangements, and assured him both he and his car would arrive home safely. He took her hand, smiled and said, “ Thank you for caring. No one has ever done something like this for me. I just...thank you.”

19th September 2008

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Venue: Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas. Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm Fee: €50 per person (couples and individuals welcome)

To this day, more than twenty odd years later, Carin doesn’t remember what she said in response. None of us know what that driver thinks of this incident today. Yet I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that, in addition to perhaps saving his life that night, her one act of kindness made a lasting change in his life.

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Covin Supermarkets announce new jobs for Passage West Leading retailer outlines plans for Ireland’s largest Eurospar opening

Covin Supermarkets Ltd, one of Cork’s leading retail operators, have announced the creation of over fifty jobs as a result of a new retail development planned for Passage West. After 15 months of development and a considerable amount of investment the state of the art 16,500 sq ft retail store will be opening in October in Passage West.  Meeting the growing population requirements in the Passage West, Glenbrook, Monkstown and Rochestown areas and providing essential employment in a time of economic unrest this announcement today will be welcomed by many.  The flagship 16,500 sq ft EUROSPAR is aimed at bringing the next stage of store design to Irish consumers by optimising the range of products

Ballinlough Notice Board

Members of Ballinlough Meals On Wheels Visit Arus an Uachtarain

The 10A Bus

The 10A Bus is a new service by Bus Eirenn that goes via Boreenmanna Road Residents in this area were along time looking for this service. It is a tremendous new facility for the area, as there is a lot of new development in the Boreenmanna Road.  The Community Association put a lot of effort over years to get this service. Yet it seems

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art retail offering. Importantly Passage West will benefit from the increased employment, increased footfall and, potentially, new people relocating to the area.  We are looking forward to opening our doors in late September”.  Covin Supermarkets will be hosting a Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, July 30th in Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas (10am to 10pm).  The objective of this event is to introduce the EUROSPAR concept to potential employees and offer individuals the opportunity of walk in interviews.  In addition, it will enable interested parties to meet the Covin Supermarkets management team and gain a greater insight into the plans for Passage West.  The company will be recruiting a full compliment of retail staff from Assistant Manager to part time check-out assistants.  Speaking on the importance of recruiting the right team Kevin White, director Covin Supermarkets, stated “Getting the right team on board is crucial to the service offering we plan for Passage West.  We want to recruit for the future, ensuring our team grows with us over the coming months and years.  We have recently appointed Shirley O’ Connor as our HR Manager and she will be playing a very active role in driving forward the recruitment process for this new store.  We would encourage people to attend the recruitment fair to learn more about EUROSPAR Passage West”.

the uptake is slow, get bussing folks, use it or loose it. We don’t want the No. 10A to become no 10A again.

Pathways: A new opportunity for adults interested in exploring their faith

Ballinlough Road

On 3rd July  this year Members of the Ballinlough Meals on Wheels were guests of the President Mrs. Mary Mc Aleese and her husband Dr. Martin McAleese, at a ‘Garden Party’ at the Aras.   Each year the President hosts about six ‘Garden Parties,’ and the one we attended was for voluntary helpers in caring organisations.  Each group is limited to eight persons, and our group included two members who have been volunteers since the start  they are Madge Brennan and Noreen Fitzgibbon.  We were presented to the President, and her husband. Afterwards there was a buffet with finger food.  As the weather was showery, everyone stayed indoors. After refreshments there was an hour of entertainment.  During that  time the President spoke to us.  As  we were leaving we got strawberries with chocolate, and soft drinks.  So ended the day at the Aras.

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and services offered in one location for the family weekly and top-up supermarket shoppers. This state of the art supermarket meets all the needs of a family shopper, all under one roof.  Unique features include EUROSPAR’s exclusive Kitsu Noodle Bar, Signature Sandwich range, Big Pan Take Home Solutions, Tim Horton’s Premium Coffee and Doughnut range and a Treehouse Juice and Smoothie Bar.  In addition, the store includes an extensive traditional meat and deli counter, a fresh fruit and veg department, an innovative and modern full off-licence, in-store bakery, a broad range of health foods and a hot and cold ‘Enjoy Now’ range.   Importantly this state of the art supermarket is a first of its kind in Cork, with ample parking for residents and commuters alike. Speaking on the new development and job creation announcement Colin Byrd, director Covin Supermarkets, commented “We are delighted to be working with EUROSPAR on this innovative and exciting project.  Extensive research was conducted into a prime location for this new retail concept and Passage West was identified for a number of reasons: site is situated on the Rochestown / Passage Road, growing population trends and commuter culture, easy access from Rochestown, Douglas and Cobh.  It is encouraging to see, in a time of job losses, a local Cork business taking the initiative to take a risk and develop a state of the

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In the stretch of road from the city end to Bellair Park, which is one way traffic from the city end for almost two years now, there is still an odd car will drive down from the opposite side.  A few weeks ago parked cars on the road were damaged as a result, if his occurs contact your Garda Station immediately Anglesea Garda Station 4522000

Ballinlough Centre

Community

Every Wednesday Unislim 6.00pm Every Thursday 45 Card Drive 9.00pm Every Friday Bingo 8.15pm Gents Retirement Club will re open early September

Meals on Wheels

This course, beginning in Cork city in September 2008, offers you a chance to explore questions related to faith, church and life in general one night a week over the course of the year. Open to adults of all ages.  No exams or written assignments required, simply an openness of learning with and from others. For a brochure, call Fr. Sean O’Sullivan, Adult Religious Education Office 021-4357765 or email are@ corkandross.org Closing date for applications 31st July.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Ballinlough

Devotions every Tuesday evening at 7.00pm. if you are free at that time, do come along and join us.

Cooks and Drivers are urgently needed especially   in the summer months, as some of the regular cooks and drivers are on holidays.   This is one of the most important services in our community, so if you have a few hours to spare once a fortnight, do contact us any morning between 11 and 12 at the community centre or by phone at • Clara Kelly Noreen Fitzgibbon Breda Lynch Marie Grace Dr Martin 4294021. McAleesse President Mary McAleese Mary Rearden Madge Brennan Mary Burke and Helen Sparrow

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4 The Square, Coach Horse Land, Midleton, Co. Cork. T: 021 463 9253 F: 021 463 9261 W: www.chamarie.ie

Midleton’s newest Ladies Shoe & Accessorie Store. Exclusive range of Shoes & Jewellery for Special Occasion or Day Wear. Beautiful Selection of Bags & Belts. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm Open through Lunch Open Bank Holiday Mondays 2 - 6pm Driveway entrance at Riverside Way or pedestrian walkway off Main Street (at side of Finnins)

Win a Weekend Break for 2 in the Montrose Hotel, Dublin.

The Montrose Hotel is giving away the superb prize of a weekend break for two including two nights accommodation in their conveniently located hotel, ideal for exploring all that Dublin and its environs have to offer. Included in the prize is breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in the rustic Belfield Bar and Restaurant. The Montrose Hotel offers a warm, friendly atmosphere, ideal for a relaxing weekend break. The hotel boasts two pubs, Lonnegan’s Pub and Belfield lounge & bar, to relax in. Unwind in one of the large soft beds, watching your own multi-channel TV or take a hot bath in the luxurious en-suite bathroom. The Montrose Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4, Ireland. T: +353(0)1 2693311 F: +353(0)1 2693376 W: www.montrose.ie

To be in with a chance of winning, name the two pubs in The Montrose Hotel, Dublin.

Entries to: Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas West, Cork.

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

A r t s & C u l t u re

poetry corner with Ronnie McGinn

Simon Urbanski moved to Ireland from Poland in 2005. He wrote “Housewar”, a poem we published a few months ago, during Business Studies Course (2006/’07) in St. Colman’s Community College in Midleton, where he now resides. At the moment he is in first year in C.I.T. There is a second part to this week’s poem which we hope to include shortly   “Last Breath/First Step” Long time ago someone was born Long time ago someone had to go that unknown road Through the day and through the night Through the love and through the hate Sometimes it was light, sometimes it was dark Do you remember that time? First time when you laugh, first time when you cry Disappointed for a very first time of crying the tears out True smile and love until the end of time Quiet and peaceful life until the feeling of primal screaming The whole of the soul, because of Death taking someone close Can you come back to that past? • Artist Eimear McNally, from Carrigaline contributing to the Mayfield Community Arts Centre mural at the GlobalFest Youths Arts Festival in Bishop Lucey Park at the weekend. Picture Provision

Someone is missing, life is in pieces You can sit and start to think In your eyes all this world is so wild And there is nobody to ask why Is it the end of life?

Ó Bhéal in association with Foras na Gaeilge presents

Do you now realize what it is all about? It is all about death which has many ways There is no escape; it’s like the smoke of cigarette Your humanity is gone, it will be time to die And maybe nobody will be around. Simon Urbanski 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

Douglas Writers Group Barry’s of Douglas Competition

The Douglas Writers Group, next meeting will take place in Douglas Library on Friday the 8th August at 5.30 pm. The prize for Aug comes courtesy of Barry’s of Douglas, they are offering a full lunch for two for the winner. So Writers get scribbling and have your poem/ short story ready for the 8th August. New Members Welcome! Meetings held on the second Friday of each month.

Paddy Bushe on 4th August

Paddy Bushe was born in Dublin in 1948. A poet who writes in both English and Irish, he has published many poetry collections, among them Poems With Amergin (Beaver Row Press, 1989), Teanga (Coiscéim, 1990), Counsellor (Sceilg Press, 1991), Digging Towards The Light (Dedalus Press, 1994), In Ainneoin na gCloch (Coiscéim, 2001), Hopkins on Skellig Michael (Dedalus Press, 2001) and The Nitpicking of Cranes (Dedalus, 2004). In February 2007 the Dedalus Press published To Ring in Silence: New and Selected Poems, drawing on all of these earlier collections and including the author’s own translations of his own and a number of classic Irish lyrics. The recipient of the Oireachtas prize for poetry in 2006, Paddy Bushe was also the recipient of the 2006 Michael Hartnett Poetry Award. He lives in Co. Kerry. ( Biography from Dedalus Press.) “Despite the tough tone of Bushe’s poetry, reflecting its material, there is an intelligent sensitivity always at work that does justice of the more tender of human experiences” - The Irish Times

Ó Bhéal News

The Monday Bhéal open-mic evenings continue at The Hayloft (upstairs at The Long Valley), Winthrop Street. Entrance is  free. Readings will last between 40-60 minutes after which there will be the usual open-mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats. Full bar available. The night begins with the Poetry Challenge  at 8.30pm. Guest poets begin from 9.00pm.

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

P r o per t y

Barleyfield - A Benchmark for Future Developments.

For Sale by Private Treaty

35 Inismore Park, Cobh, Co. Cork. Spacious 4 Bedroom semi-detached property with gardens front and rear and enjoying harbour views from the rear which is private and south facing.

Pics Courtesy of Irish Examiner

In the picturesque village of Whitechurch, just minutes from Cork City, you'll find a very different kind of development. A place where modern living meets traditional style combined with the highest of standards. This place is Barleyfield, and it simply couldn't be better. Barleyfield was designed by the award winning architects RORSA, whose aim was 'to create something a buyer would want to build themselves'. And in this they have certainly succeeded, with amazing attention to detail and a real contemporary edge. Features include everything from Natural Limestone finish to imported Carlson windows, while underfloor gas heating and above spec timber framing ensure the highest energy ratings. There are 4 different house types, and all are individually designed to maximize natural light and space. The exterior has been planned to perfection, while inside you'll find some very clever touches including original walnut staircases, generously designed stylish kitchens and walk-in or built-in wardrobes. Most rooms have elegant French Doors leading to the finished patio areas, and a state of the art Home Music System is linked to recessed surround sound speakers. Quality is superb throughout, with high-end ware, lighting, finished flooring, tiling, and many little but effective extras all included. So if you're searching for somewhere really special and your appetite runs to more than 20th century design levels, take a look at Barleyfield, a truly stunning and clever development, and as a journalist recently quoted Barleyfield is a “benchmark for homes in the future�. And perhaps the real beauty of a landmark development like Barleyfield, with all the extras, is that you won't find better value for money. For further details or to arrange a viewing appointment please contact Countrywide Homes Ltd at 021-4382233 See www.barleyfield.ie for more.

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This property is located in a quiet cl de sac of this mature estate, on the western side of Cobh town. It is within walking distance of schools, shops and town centre.

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KIDz Korner

Thursday, 31st July 2008

Colour me in.....

This Week’s Winner Aoife James,

Browingstown Park

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Kidz Korner Jokez

This Week’s Runners-Up

Q: Who is the dogs favourite comedian? A: Growlcho Marx.

Vanshika Garg, Belgard Downs Sorcha Casey, Frankfield Julia Domalewska, Ballincollig Tara Burke Victoria Ave Bartley Cremin, Ballyfeard Claudia Webster, Passage West Lisa Barron Ludzik, Ballinhassig Belen O’Shea Doody, Donybrook Taylor Webster, Passage West Rachel O’Connell, Amberly Lawn Sophia Cremin, Minane Bridge Sarah Morrissey, Glenbrook Caitlin Quinn, Ballinlough Chloe McCarthy, Passage West Megan Davis, Crosshaven Christine Kiely, Maryborough Hill

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Q: Why did the chicken cross the playground? A: To get to the other slide. Q: Why did the turtle cross the road? A: To get to the Shell garage Q: Why did the turkey cross the road? A: It was the chickens day off. Q: What do you give a sick pig? A: Oinkment! Q: How do you know when there is an elephant under your bed? A: Your nose touches the ceiling. Q: What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo? A: Big holes all over Australia! Q: Why did the snowman call his dog Frost? A: Because Frost bites. Q: What game do cows play at parties? A: Mooosical Chairs. Q: What do you give a horse with a cold? A: Cough stirrup!

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

forde focus Cllr. Deirdre Forde

Maryborough Hill & Donnybrook Hill Green Route

Further to my previous report yesterday the manager indicated that he will bring this project before us in September, he stated that the delays were due to officials trying to get agreement from various parties which has taken too long, he now believes that the matter should be decided at council level and will be before the Area Roads committee in September.. The project could be divided into a number of smaller contracts and that there would be some benefits in constructing the project in this manner. There may be an under spend on a local Green Route project currently underway this year then it may be possible to carry out some works along Donnybrook Hill this year. This is very good news locally given the unacceptable standard of some of the footpaths on Donnybrook Hill the upgrading of which I have been seeking for some time now.

Request for NRA to review exit and entrances from N28 to Rochestown Road

Readers wont believe this but its true, last November/December I placed a motion before the Area Committee that the Engineer request the NRA review both the exit from the South Link to the Rochestown Road and the entrance from the R610 to the South Link Road and do a Health & Safety Audit due to the increasing number of accidents on same. I finally received a reply last week!! Whether this is due to the request being

Carrigaline Community News

‘Packing back’ in Carrigaline

It was all go go go in Dunnes Stores, Crosshaven Road on Saturday 26th!  Parents, staff and volunteers from the new Carrigaline Educate Together N.S. were packing bags in an effort to raise funds for the school.  Carrigaline Educate Together N.S. is looking forward to opening its doors to the boys and girls of area on September 1st, 2008.  Educate Together schools are fully recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Science and work under the same regulations and funding structures as other national schools. However, they have a distinct ethos or governing spirit based on four principles.  It is multi-denominational, co-educational, child-centred and democratically run with active participation by parents.  Carrigaline Educate Together N.S. are currently enrolling Junior Infants up to 2nd class for this coming September.  Any child aged four before September 1st is welcome to enrol.  Also, pre-enrolment up to 2012 is being taken.

South Link sent to the incorrect department or other reasons Ill leave the reader decide!. The reply states the the proposed N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy upgrade Scheme will maintain the existing on and off ramps at the above locations, however the R610 northbound merge will be relocated a short distance to the west to enable a full dual carriageway to be constructed on the N28. The Rochestown Road junction with the N28 Ramps, this issue has been raided with the Non-National Roads Office as the N28 Upgrade Scheme does not extend onto the R610. However, the Engineer at the Non-National office has developed a number of options for the Rochestown Road and my letter has been forwarded to him for attention. I suppose I must further do some digging to find out exactly what these options are. A year should do it Id say!!!

Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008

The Minister has recently signed the Commencement Order on the above Act. It will come into effect on 30th July. This applies to all the public order provisions, the increases in fines for breaches to the licensing laws and New hours for off sales of alcohol; Tougher public order provisions allowing the Gardai to seize alcohol from minors; a court procedure to secure a new wine-only off-licence; New grounds for objection to the granting of an off-licence; New conditions attaching to the granting of a special exemption order; Holders of theatre licences will be restricted to the normal licensing hours unless additional hours are sanctioned by a special exemption order. The public order provisions allow for a Garda to seize alcohol from those under 18 yrs of age in a place other than a private residence, if the member suspects, with reasonable cause, that alcohol is being consumed or intended to be consumed. The Gardai will also be permitted to seize bottles or containers containing alcohol where there is a reasonable apprehension of public disorder or damage to property and require a person to leave the place concerned in a peaceable and orderly manner. The Minister states “The prosecution of a person under 18 years of age will only arise where there is a failure to cooperate. These new powers will therefore not only assist the Gardai in responding to, and preventing, unacceptable behaviour but they have the potential to enable the Gardai to achieve that end while reducing the time-consuming activities connected with the prosecutions and court appearances.”

Summer Programme in Carrigaline Library

The following events will take place in Carrigaline Library this summer. Goldilocks and the Three Bears Puppet Show will be presented by Miriam Lambert of the famous Lambert Puppet Theatre on Wednesday August 20th. at 11.00a.m. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place.A Workshop called Kool Krafty Keyrings with Sarah Geary will take place on Saturday July 26th at 11.00 a.m.Booking is essential due to small numbers.The age group here is 8-12 years.A novel workshop called Cowboy Roundup with Margie will be held on the theme of Cowboys and the Wild West.Booking is essential and the age group is7-10. All these events are free and will be great fun.

WALKERS & RUNNERS WANTED!

SUPPORT THE MENINGITIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION IN THE WOMENS MINI-MARATHON Sun 28TH September at 1 p.m. Carrigaline Court Hotel Health & Leisure Centre Are kindly taking registration for the marathon at Reception. Registration fee 10 euro (cheques payable to womens mini-marathon) Collect your sponsorship card at reception. Marathon Entry Nos. and T-Shirt will be available at a later date.

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• 1 Gun, 1 kidnapped Bishop, 3 Lads from Barrytown, the American Marines and 2 days the residents of Barrytown will never forget. Damien Tracey in Association with the Firkin Crane Presents the Cork Premiere of Roddy Doyle’s Hilarious Comedy “Brownbread”. The comedy will be played at the Firkin Crane August 9th - 12th. Pic: Miki Barlok

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We d d i n g L i n k

Thursday, 31st July 2008

• Wedding of Simon Coveney TD and Ruth Furney, in Minane Bridge, Co. Cork. pic Michael Mac Sweeney/provision

to advertise in The

Douglas Post call

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Tel: 086 173 2469 Email: marie@douglaspost.ie 16

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

WEDDING FLOWERS

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• Flowe r girls T ara and and Elise Georgina Tripp. Coveney

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Nuala Hussey

New York award winning designer now operating in Cork area. Specialising in:

• All wedding flowers • Corporate events & parties • Hotels • Private homes & floral decor

t: 087 612 9288 e: nualahusseyweddings@yahoo.com Transforming Nature into fine art

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

Heal t h & B ea u t y

Do Antidepressants Increase the Risk of Bone Fractures?

If you are taking any one of a number of antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression, you may be at a higher risk for bone fractures. Antidepressants in this category include Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Luvox. Virtually every drug has some type of side effect. A recent study conducted by David Goltzman, MD, the director of the Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research at McGill University in Montreal, concluded that daily use of SSRIs doubles the risk of bone fractures in adults aged 50 and older. Goltzman and his research team monitored 5,008 participants in this age group throughout a five-year period; the average age was 65. Daily SSRI usage was reported by 137 of the participants. Those on the SSRIs proved twice as likely to experience fractures as those not taking SSRIs. There are specific actions you can take to reduce your overall risk of fractures in the post-50 years, including making sure you have the proper amount of calcium and Vitamin D in your diet, exercising and remaining physically active, and avoiding cigarettes and the overuse of alcohol. Although depression is common in older adults, there are numerous drug-free ways to treat it, including: Exercising because it helps to release nor epinephrine and endorphins, the “feel good” chemicals that occur naturally in the brain. Eliminating sugars and refined foods from your diet because these foods can make you feel lethargic and anxious. Also avoid foods high in carbohydrates because they can affect your blood sugar level, making you feel tired or depressed after eating them. Seeking professional counselling or journaling your feelings to gain important insight into what is really bothering you and making you feel so low. Eating healthier foods that make you feel happy, such as oily fish (tuna, mackerel, and halibut) and foods that contain high levels of Vitamin B6 (fruits, poultry, soy beans).

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Eye Exercises

Natural Remedy for Eye Strain?

This exercise is designed to help counteract the tendency to squint. With your eyes half-open, look up while exhaling.

By Cathy Wong

Fitness Exercises Eye exercises are widely promoted as a way to improve vision naturally. Although there’s no evidence that they can correct any visual problem such as nearsightedness or farsightness, some people who work on computers all day find them helpful to relieve or prevent eye strain. Once you’ve memorized the routine, you can easily do it throughout the day. Here’s how to do it: Sit at the edge of your chair with your back straight. Close your eyes and place the palm of each hand over an eye, so you feel your palms warming your eyes. Remove your hands, keeping your eyes closed. Inhale deeply through your nose. Exhale and let your head drop forward then rotate it from side to side. Shrug your shoulders, making circles with them forward and backward. Close your eyes tightly and lift and tighten your shoulders as much as

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you can. Hold for a few seconds and then exhale, suddenly releasing your shoulders and opening your eyes. Repeat this several times. Blink repeatedly, fluttering your eyelids until your eyes become moist. Repeat this several times. Breathing naturally, focus on an object far away from you for about half a minute. Try to maintain your focus, then blink rapidly several times. Then focus on a nearby object for about 15 seconds. Try to maintain your focus, then blink rapidly several times.

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H o m e & Gar d e n

gardening

Crossword

things to do this week

The wonderful thing about gardening is that it is always ‘that time of year again’. 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. Flower Garden Start planting new hardy perennials while the soil is warm. Check lilies such as L. tigrinum for bulbils at the base of leaves, and pot these up under glass. Layer border carnations, cutting the stems where they touch the soil and applying hormone rooting powder. Kitchen Garden. Sow cold hardy lettuces in a frame, or outdoors for transplanting to frames. Finish harvesting herbs for drying. Sow a second batch of spring cabbage. Check early apples and pears for ripeness. Stop outdoor tomatoes one leaf above the third or fourth truss. Lawns & Hedges Finish planting colchicums, autumn crocus and stembergia to naturalise in parts of the lawn and to flower this autumn Greenhouse Continue taking fuchsias cuttings, and root in a shaded frame or greenhouse. Sow parsley in pots for winter use indoors Repot white arum lilies. Remove growing tips from coleus to prevent them from flowering. If possible, empty the greenhouse, make any repairs, and disinfect or fumigate before bringing in plants for the autumn Water Garden Continue dividing and otherwise propagating vigorous aquatics In General Cut down peas as soon as they are finished; compost the tops and leave the roots to decay. Spread fine nets or fleece over brassicas to keep cabbage white butterflies away. Look out for bacterial canker on plums and cherries; treat with Bordeaux mixture monthly until midOctober. In a drought soak fruit trees and bushes with recycled water, and then mulch. Lift any remaining shallots and dry in the sun. Start lifting maincrop potatoes if the tops are yellow, or where slugs are a problem.

Brainteazer Last Week’s Teazer Smart Alec sat in the Biology Class with a smug smile on his face.” What are you looking so pleased about ? “ asked the teacher with a feeling of impending doom. “ I know something that has four legs and two arms” announced

Alec proudly. The teacher racked his brains but could think of no creature which fitted this description. What did Alec mean ? Last Week’s Answer An armchair

• One of last years Garden Winners Mrs Cotter of Greenhills

This Week’s Teazer A deaf man noticed a bather taking an early morning dip. Just then he saw the tell-tale dorsal fin of a shark approach. In what way could he communicate with the swimmer.

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Thursday, 31st July 2008

H o m e & Gar d e n

Garden Winner

The winner of our Summer Garden Competition this week is Jean Rowe, Windsor Hill Glounthane. Jean wins a voucher for 50 euro’s worth of goods from Kiernans, Garden Centre, Douglas Court. Next week – it could be you! Our Summer Gardening Competition in conjunction with Tidy Towns is open to all our readers. Win a prize every week from May to September. Get out the hoe and start now for a stunning summer garden. If your garden or any part of your garden is blooming, or just looking good, why not lets us have a photo. It could win you a prize! If you have a neighbor with a nice garden who might be a bit shy about entering why not take a photo for them and they could win a prize. Send your entry to Gardening, Douglas Post, Morris House, Douglas. Cork . Or email to frontdesk@douglaspost.ie

SALE - SALE - SALE

50% off Selected Funiture Sets New York 8 Seater Sydney Set with Cushions, was €3119 Parasol & Stand NOW ONLY €1559 WAS €2466 NOW ONLY €1233

FINS ‘N’ THINGS

50% off Selected Pottery 20% off All Indoor & Outdoor Plants 10% off Pottery

Homes for Fish - Fish for Homes

... We have now moved to larger premises ... UNIT 20 MIDLETON ENTERPRISE PARK, DWYERS ROAD, MIDLETON, CO. CORK email: finsthings@eircom.net • & 021 4638160 • www.finsnthings.ie

Tropical Aquarium Kits from €80 Turtle set-up inc. turtle, aquarium, filter, heater and décor €89 Nemo starter kits from €325

Gecko + set-up, vivarium heat mat, décor, thermometer and book €140

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• More Tropical Fish • More Marine Fish (we now have a dedicated 3000L Marine System) • More Cold Water Fish • More Aquariums • More Ornaments

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Community

young @ heart by Phil Goodman Someone should have a word with the High Court Judge or whoever is responsible for forcing a top Garda to retire at 60. Surely in this day and age if that person wants to extend it to 65, it sounds very reasonable to me. Assistant Commissioner Martin Donnellan lost his appeal in the High Court against compulsory retirement at 60. It is not so much that I am concerned about the particular Garda, but it looks as if they are suggesting that when a person reaches the age of 60, they are old. We here in the Young at Heart group consider 70 the new 50, so 60 is the new 40!! I think I will invite the judge and those who made the ruling down to one of our events, and let them see for themselves that our 60, 70 and 80, and even 90 year olds could teach them a thing or two. Obviously they are not familiar with Senior Groups up and down the country. How about a petition to let them know our feelings? The annual Douglas Lions Club Barbeque was held last Sunday. Great credit is due to the members for a wonderful day, even the weather was kind. If it rained they were prepared with a marquee, so they had every angle covered and of course it was the men who did the cooking. Well done to all concerned. Our next trip is to Hillsboro Castle on the 5th August – 7am flight with Aer Arran to George Best Airport Belfast, and a bus will be waiting to take us to Hillsborough and show us the sights of Derry for the day. We will also visit a fabulous Shopping Centre, and view a Silver collection in Hillsborough. This collection is normally kept in Downing Street,

and it should be quite a display. There are a few places left for this trip, so if interested give me a call on 4363867. On August 12th we will be heading to Baltimore with a visit to Sherkin Island. Please get your names in to me as soon as possible as it is filling up fast. Please let me know beforehand if you are coming with us, as if you turn up on the morning without booking the bus could be full. We will be starting our programme shortly right up to Christmas. If you have any ideas or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. We send Birthday Wishes to our (forever) friend Minnie McCarthy who is 70 years old this week. “Enjoy your day, Minnie” If anyone has any spare time, the Heart Foundation are looking for collectors for their Church Gate Collection on the 9th and 10th of August at St. Columba’s Church. Give me a call, please.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Margaret O’Regan on the Young at Heart Group trip to Haulbowline.

• Members of the Young at Heart Group at the Haulboline Naval Base

5th August Hillsborough Castle Aer Arran flight at 7.00am 12th August Baltimore/Sherkin Island Bus leaves at 10.30am

Young at Heart Group Douglas.

“Cherish your yesterdays Dream your tomorrows. But be Young at Heart And live your to-days”

Application Form Name:

‘Bye for now, Phil.

Address:

Tel. No. (Please include Membership Fee of €10 with this application) Return to Phil Goodman or Maureen Philpott

• Pauline Sheila and Kathleen at the Young at Heart trip to the Maritime College.

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South Link

Douglas Community Notice Board Is there a community event or fundraiser happening in your area? Please let us know and we will be delighted publish it for you.

Douglas GAA Club “You’re only a stranger once” Thurs: Texas Holdem Poker Fri Bar - Niall O’Sullivan Sun Bar – Pat Barry Matches ‘Live’ on Big Screens

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

Ceili Cois Locha • Two working executives are enjoing the summer day yesterday in Cork. Pic: Provision

“Put on your dancing shoes” Ceili Cois Locha – open air. 7.30pm every Wednesday. All welcome

Douglas Toastmasters Club

Douglas Slainte Toastmasters meet every fortnight (Wed) in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Next meeting 7th August at 8pm. Toastmasters is all about personnel development – speaking confidently in public or to a group. People come and develop their speaking and presentation skills and stay because it is fun, entertaining and an excellent place to meet new people. You’ll find our meetings, friendly, informed and efficiently run. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us. www.freetoasthost.org Mary Dooley 086 836 7233 or Aidan Coakley 086 825 7224

• Nial Blake and Joyce Power Members of the Change team with Kevin O’ Connor Tesco pictured at Tesco Mahon recently for the Government’s Climate Change Awareness Roadshow) from the Change Campaign. To Know Your Number visit www.Change.ie or lo-call 1890 242 643.

• Lucy O’Donoghue, Imelda Mulcahy from Cork Chamber and Yvonne Sullivan Hewitt Ass at the corporate Summer BBQ at Cork International Airport Hotel to celebrating the hotel’s 1st birthday Gerard McCarthy

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Enable Ireland require local volunteer collectors for Tour de Munster

Enable Ireland Disability Services are seeking volunteers to collect on the route of this year’s Tour de Munster cycle. The cycle takes place from 14th – 17th August through Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. If you are available on any of these dates and want to help collect money for children and adults with disabilities in your community, please call Charlie on 021 4294434 or email corkfr@enableireland.ie Log onto www. enableireland.ie or www.tourdemunster.com for further details.

• Patrick Hanley Gm Cork International Airport Hotel, Adrienne Hughes Group sales Manager Great Southern Hotel Group and Klaus Voss GM Parknasilla Hotel Kenmare at the corporate Summer BBQ at Cork International Airport Hotel to celebrating the hotel’s 1st birthday Gerard McCarthy

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E n t er t a i n m e n t

in the loop with Peter Bowles D.J.

Franz New Album

the US box office. It took £77.7m, beating the record set last year by Spider-Man 3, which took £75.5m. The Dark Knight also broke the opening day record, taking 33.2m on Friday. Dan Fellman, Warner's head of distribution, said, “We have been thrilled by the response to The Dark Knight, first from the critics and now from audiences.” The film features one of the last performances from Heath Ledger, who passed away in January, aged 28. I personally went along to check out the film in Douglas Cinema, I thought the movie was great, superb acting, excellent special effects and a top notch original plot to it. The only thing that let me down was the overwhelming heat in the cinema, it made a 2 and a half hour film a struggle!!! Just to finish I’d like to recommend you check out Amadans & Bodhrans at Clancy’s this Friday, their a trad and folk band with fierce enthusiasm and are sure to provide mighty craic!!

Franz Ferdinand have revealed their new album is being produced using unconventional recording methods. The Scottish band are hard at work in Glasgow finishing off their third album with producer Dan Carey and have been working in an experimental fashion. Frontman Alex Kapranos said, “We have been doing a lot of experimenting in the studio with Dan. He's made us record the album in a much wilder way than we're used to.” He went on to say, “We did this thing in the studio called the Doppler Effect, which is like when you are on the high street and you hear an ambulance go past and the sound of the siren pitch changes when it passes you.” Fans will have to wait a while longer to hear just how wild the LP is, as the currently untitled record isn’t set for release until in early 2009. Lil Wayne is being sued for allegedly releasing a version of a Rolling Stones song without permission. In a lawsuit filed in New York, Abkco Music Inc accused the rapper and his label, a subsidiary of Universal, of copyright infringement and unfair competition. Abkco claim that Wayne's Playing With Fire is derived from the English band's Play With Fire. The company also say that Wayne, real name Dwayne Michael Carter, used "explicit, sexist and offensive language" that could lead the public to believe the Stones approved of the rapper's version. To film news now and Batman sequel “The Dark Knight” has set a new box office record for best opening weekend ever at

• Chain Gang appearing at Darby O’Gills Tuesday 5th August.

GIG GUIDE

Saturday 2 August: Clockworks Clancys The Karman Line 9pm, Cyprus Ave

Thursday 31 July: Ben Reel Band 8.30pm, The Whisky Sickboy 9pm, The Infirmary

Sunday 3 August: Us2 Clancys The Water Reference + I’ll Eat Your Face 9pm, The Whisky

Friday 1 August: Nicole Maguire 9pm, Cyprus Ave Amadans & Bodhrans Clancys Two Tales Of Woe+Five Will Die 9pm, Fred Zeppelins

Tuesday 5 August Chain Gang – Darby O’Gills

DVD Chart In Bruges 27 Dresses Step up 2 The Streets Rambo There Will be Blood Definetly Maybe No Country for Old Men The Bucket List 10,000BC Margot at the Wedding

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Sport Douglas CS Craig Murphy Douglas CS has been putting in some superb performances on the track of late. Craig recently took part in the British Milers Club Grand Prix in Solihull and produced an outstanding 3rd place run with a time of 14.39 for 5000m. He also recently took part in a 1500m race in Gent Belgium running a new personal best time for the 1500m and ran a huge new best for 3000m in the BMC Grand Prix in Manchester over 3000m with an 8.20 clocking. Craig has run personal best times for 1500m, 3000m and 5000m this season and his 3000m time of 8.20 ranks him 7th on the European Junior rankings. Craig is also the number one Irish junior athlete over 3000m and 5000m by a good margin. He now takes a well-deserved break before taking up a full sports scholarship in Dublin City University in September and planning towards the European Cross-Country championships in Belgium in December. Also setting the track ablaze of late is former Douglas CS student Mark Hanrahan. Mark has ran an outstanding 8.01 for 3000m and more recently ran a 4.00 minute mile just narrowly missing out on the sub 4 minute clocking. Congratulations to both Craig and Mark who have been the greatest athletes ever to represent Douglas CS. All at the school wish both athletes the very best of luck in the future.

• Ireland and Munster rugby legend Peter Stringer officially opens new Lifestyle Sports store in Mahon Point Shopping Centre in Cork. Peter Stringer pictured with Nathan Flanagan McCarthy (6) from Mahon. Pic Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Alan Power RIP

Passage West GAA Club would like to pass on our condolences to the family of Alan Power who passed away in Singapore at the weekend. There was great shock and sadness in the area at the weekend when news spread of Alan’s sudden death and sunday’s hurling match was called off as a mark of respect. Alan was an active member of the club and kept in touch with the goings on in Passage even when after he moved to Singapore. Club secretary John O’Connor paid tribute to Alan and offered the sympathies of the club to his

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family. “Alan was a  whole-hearted, skilful and dedicated  player. Though he was on the other side of the world, he will still an active member of our club.  Alan was a very popular and prominent Passage player and played at every grade at juvenile level. It was with great sadness that we heard of his passing.  He graduated to the adult football team and was a whole-hearted, skillful and dedicated player also contributing to the club’s administration. His work took him to Singapore where he continued to play Galeic football but he keep in touch with us. He turned up to games whenever he was home, and always knew of our latest victory or loss.”

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Douglas Girls Soccer

Silver Medal for Sinead

Local girl Sinead Duggan brought a silver medal back to Douglas last week after participating in the 42nd International Children’s Games in San Francisco . The tournament is endorsed by the international Olympic Committee and therefore is essentially a children’s version of the Olympic games. The World famous Golden Gate Park , the University of San Francisco , San Francisco State University and AT&T Park will provide venues for this exciting event. The San Francisco Games will bring together 2,000 athletes, 12 to 15 years of age, from 100 cities representing 50 countries from around the world, to put forth their personal best in track and field, tennis, swimming, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, basketball and golf. Sinead was selected to play for Cork in the women’s soccer competition at the games. Cork ’s involvement was due to a joint venture between Cork City Council and the Cork Women’s And Schoolgirl’s Soccer League and was also supported by Gaisce.  Sinead’s participation in the tournament however was cut short.   “I got caught with a late tackle and damaged ligaments in my ankle, I ended up in hospital for the night.”   Cork were undefeated in the tournament and it took apenalty shootout to separate them from San Mateo in the final. The team did a fantastic job of representing Cork and have put the city on the international map for women’s soccer.  The drama was to continue for Sinead on her travels home. After flying with the squad from San Francisco to Heathrow, the rest of the squad got their scheduled flight to Cork Airport , unfortunately Sinead who was on crutches and had her leg in a cast couldn’t be accommodated on that flight. Sinead and coach Deirdre Kearney arrived in Cork two hours behind schedule but the goalkeeper was in upbeat mode.  “I’m very happy that the team did so well in an international competition.” She said. “Obviously I’m disappointed I didn’t play more because of my injury. I’d like to say thanks to Deirdre Kearney, Marie O’Leary and Ber Cahill for looking after us all. I’ve been playing for Douglas Hall two years now and I wouldn’t have been able to make this trip were it not for the effort my Douglas Hall coaches Paul Fox, Pat Cooney and Noreen Martin put in.” Added the 15 year old.   Kelly Sugrue from the South Douglas Road and Leanne Mullins from Grange, were also in the squad scoring some vital goals as their team marched towards a silver medal and Ber Cahill from Frankfield was the teams coach.

Douglas Camogie

U16A League

Douglas v Inniscarra

Well done to the Douglas Under 16’s who beat Inniscarra with a score line of 3-10 to 1-1. Great scores from Katriona Mackey and Claire Shine saw Douglas steam ahead in the match. Well done also to Pamela Mackey Ailin O’Donovan, Ciara Lynch and Emily O’Sullivan who worked tirelessly throughout the game. Some superb saves from Keeper Jessica Kavanagh  along with her outstanding puck outs  saw off any threats on goal. Well done again to all the team and their coaches.  

CORK UNDER 16 - ALL IRELAND FINAL

Best of luck to our five Cork players Ailin O’Donovan, Ciara Lynch, Jessica Kavanagh, Katriona Mackey( vice -captain) and Pamela Mackey ( captain) who travel to Thurles on Saturday 2nd August to play in the All Ireland under 16 final against Kilkenny. Throw in is at 2.15. Cork scored a great victory against Dublin last weekend to succure their place in this final. Best wishes to the entire under 16 squad and their coaches. We wish all these girls every success next weekend and congratulate them for their victories so far as they have done their clubs and their county proud.

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G.A.A. FOCUS

Snippets from the Local and National Scene

Douglas GAA – Senior Section

scores from Mark Barry, Mark Collins, Brian O’ Connor and Kevin Murphy kept Douglas in the game which was very close. Douglas eventually won out keeping Passage to three points in the second half.

Douglas through to city division final

The final score was Douglas 16 points to Passage 2-08 with Mark Collins once again delivering a fine performance scoring nine point from play and from frees of Douglas’ total tally.

By Eilish Barry

By Pat Harrington Cork vs. Galway

Because of time restraints I was unable to submit this report prior to the Cork/Clare encounter. The knives had been drawn following the performance against Dublin. The sharp objects were pointed at both the players and the Management team. The feeling was that a longer implement would be used this time – like a Samurai sword – in the event of defeat. Galway went into the game at 7 / 4 on. At half time BoyleSports were offering the very generous odds of 11 / 2 on Cork. At this stage Cork were 2 points down, playing with 14 men and facing the wind for the second half. The management team, who were much criticised this year emerged from the game smelling of roses, as so they ought. Well done to them. The players were magnificent; they appeared hugely motivated. Rarely have I seen Seán Óg so hyped up. It was stated on the Sunday Game that Galway were being bullied by Cork. Nothing wrong with that really – remember 2006 all-Ireland final vs. Kilkenny when the Cats gave Cork a lesson in bullying. The Cork game plan, to get the ball to the inside forwards as quickly as possible was not evident in the games against Tipperary and Dublin. This was slightly modified in the second half of the Galway game, where the ball was driven to both corners. I suppose it is unfair to pick out individuals on this occasion but I feel compelled to mention Deano, Curran, Naughton and Ben O’Connor – to name but a few. The scenes on the pitch after the game were a joy to watch. Martin Coleman was carried shoulder high. It was like a Munster / all-Ireland final without the cup, such was the euphoria. Cyril (The Bird), The Drummer, The Chief and the man with the Bagpipes were present in all their regalia. They are marvellous supporters who enhance the whole occasion. It was a long day; we first went to Athlacca, Limerick where the Douglas intermediate hurlers played the local club team. Finbarr Murphy and his sons Eamonn and Seán were great company for the day. In Douglas Village that night we played the game over again, with the local lads hanging on our every word and wishing they had travelled – their loss. As previously mentioned it was not an all-Ireland final but it showed there is life in the old dog yet.

Sport

Douglas are now through to the final of the Junior A City Division championship following a victory over Passage on Saturday evening last. Mark Collins opened the scoring for Douglas and scored six in total in the first half with four from frees. It was Passage that were on target with goals scoring one after a quarter of an hour and the other just on the cusp at half time. Despite nine points in the first half Douglas trailed by two. Half time score was Douglas 0-9 to Passage 2-5. In the second half Douglas continued to work very hard and

Golf Classic

Douglas Hurling and Football Club’s golf classic takes place this Friday August 1st in Douglas Golf Club.

Fixtures

These are subject to change so please check www.douglasgaa.com Friday August 1st Minor A Football Championship Douglas v St. Michaels in Douglas @ 7.30 Saturday August 2nd Premier Intermediate Hurling C’ship v Youghal (replay) @ 2.15pm in Carrigtohill

DOUGLAS PITCH AND PUTT CLUB Results Sunday Gross: - Noel O’Donovan & Ger O’Connell Nett: - Susan Gregson & Mick Lynch Fixtures Friday Memorial Week 3 ball scramble @ 7.00pm Saturday Memorial Week 3 ball scramble @ 2.30pm & 7.00pm Sunday Memorial Week 3 ball scramble @ 10.30am & 7.00pm Monday 4 ball @ 10.30am sharp

Cork vs. Clare (Under 21 Hurling)

I suppose it is human nature to look for scapegoats when a team is defeated as were Cork under 21 hurlers in the game against Clare. The public expected Cork to cruise home; it would seem the players believed it too and the reputations of some of their numbers were badly damaged in this encounter. The Clare team displayed desire, passion, commitment and above all the will to succeed. The selectors will receive no plaudits for their reluctance to replace players when clearly some were making no impression. It appeared from my vantage point that the mentors were anxious to make moves but there was reluctance on the part of the coach. The last all-Ireland won at this grade was in 1998. The Slán Leat Tournament. This is the relegation side of the championship. Bantry were relegated from senior football, a once very proud club. Youghal were relegated for the second time in the last few years. Another city club that has been relegated to junior hurling is St. Finbarr’s. Last year Glen Rovers likewise were relegated to junior hurling, whilst Aghada have gone to normal intermediate grade having lost out to Arigideen Rangers.

Provincial Football Winners

The provincial football winners were Cork, Galway and Dublin and Armagh. Outside of that Kerry will make a serious challenge and there are a few northern teams who will seriously threaten any of the provincial winners Cork will not play again until 9/10th. August. In the meantime their opposition may have played 2/3 times during that period. Certainly Cork will be at a huge disadvantage. More next week, Pat.

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