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Deasy calls on Council to safeguard ‘Crystal pitch’ WATERFORD Deputy John Deasy has said the Receiver tasked with selling the former glass factory properties needs to know that any proposal to change the purpose of a pitch currently used by Dungarvan United AFC will not be entertained by Waterford City and County Council. For the past 25 years United have availed of a playing field

owned by Waterford Crystal in Receivership. It backs directly onto Kilrush Park - the soccer club’s home ground since 1980. Commonly known as “The Crystal Pitch”, it is zoned for ‘Open Space’ under the Dungarvan Town Development Plan, 2012-2018. This zoning is designed “to preserve and enhance Open Space areas and Amenity Areas for passive and active recreational uses”. John Deasy said: “I’ve been in

contact with the Council and it’s time they made it clear to the Receiver that this pitch will not be used for anything other than soccer club purposes”. Acting for Waterford Crystal Ltd., in Receivership, Deloitte have been in discussions on the sale of both the former Waterford Crystal factory in Dungarvan and the separate Sports and Leisure Club site roughly a kilometre away. Late last year the Receiver’s

solicitors served notice on United to stop using the Crystal Pitch with immediate effect. Doing so would mean getting rid of 14 teams and “decimate the club,” said Dungarvan chairman David Walsh. The use of their main playing field and the Crystal Pitch is split evenly among all teams, whilst the latter is also used predominantly for training. With 27 teams (male and female) from under-6s up, having a second field is essential.

Deputy Deasy has been in regular contact with both club and senior local authority officials over the past year. “At this stage the Council needs to make it abundantly clear to the Receiver that this pitch, if sold to a third party, is not going to be permitted for any other use, and it will be making no change to the zoning of this particular site,” he said.  Continued on page 2

Jobs boost for Waterford and South East WATERFORD and the South East has received an employment boost this week, after it was announced there will be nearly 300 jobs created by three large companies. Eishtec, a Waterfordbased customer service solution provider, which started trading in 2011 with nine employees, will create 200 jobs at its new custom-built centre in Clonmel over the next six months. Bluefin Payment Systems, which is headquartered in Atlanta, USA, is to set up a technology and operations centre in Waterford, generating 40

jobs over the next three to five years. And CipherTechs, Inc., which is headquartered in New York, USA, is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Kilkenny creating 36 new jobs over five years at its Security Operations Centre. Eishtec already employs 1,300 people across its sites in Waterford, Wexford and Craigavon in County Armagh. The company supports major brands such as EE, the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to the British market. The jobs created in Clonmel will

Heather Reynolds, of Eishtec, pictured with Ministers Brendan Howlin, Richard Bruton and Alan Kelly at the Action Plan for Jobs announcement at Eishtec last Monday. [John Power] provide customer service Bluefin is initially estab- Waterford location will be Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s support for the British lishing a Network fuelled by information Software & Systems Group located in market. Operating Centre (NOC) technology, customer sup- (TSSG) Bluefin Payment at Cleaboy Business Park port and sales personnel to Waterford Institute of Systems provide a secure in Waterford, responsible support the existing North Technology (WIT) to payment platform for mer- for monitoring the com- American market and leverage their experience chants, independent soft- pany’s security and pay- planned growth in Europe. and expertise in software ware vendors (ISVs) and ment processing platforms. Bluefin expects to collab- and start-ups. financial institutions. Ongoing growth at the orate closely with the  Continued on page 9 See page 42 for Mark and Pairic’s profiles

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WEATHER OUTLOOK WEDNESDAY will be mainly dry with good sunny spells, though cloud may linger in southern coastal areas, with just the chance of an isolated shower in the afternoon. Highs of 16 to 18 in a moderate to fresh southeasterly wind. Here's the National outlook for the following few days. Apart from a little coastal drizzle in the southwest and west, Wednesday night will be dry with variable cloud and moderate, southeasterly breezes. Thursday will start mainly dry but drizzle and rain will become persistent in western counties during the afternoon, and outbreaks of rain will reach other parts of the country later. Moderate, locally fresh, southeasterly breezes will persist and it will be mild. On Friday, it will become dry for a time in eastern counties but rainfall will intensify further west, with some heavy spells of rain developing along the western seaboard.These outbreaks of heavy rain are likely to persist overnight, and will clear only slowly during Saturday beginning in western areas. As the rain clears later Saturday, winds will veer westerly, fresh to strong and it will turn cooler. A few showers may occur on Saturday night but Sunday will see another rain belt moving in quickly from the Atlantic, bringing some heavy falls to many places as it passes eastwards. Winds will back southerly again while remaining fresh or strong, later veering southwesterly as the rain clears to showers early on Sunday night. The early days of next week will bring further showers or longer spells of rain which may well be heavy at times. It may be rather windy occasionally also, and temperatures will be no better than normal for mid-September.

Left to right: Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council; Jim Walsh and Martin Walsh, Dungarvan United AFC; Deputy John Deasy; Cllr. Damien Geoghegan; Sports Minister, Michael Ring; David Walsh, Chairman, Dungarvan United AFC and Billy Kyne, Dungarvan United AFC.

Deasy calls on Council to safeguard ‘Crystal pitch’ FROM FRONT PAGE After being instructed to desist from using the pitch, Dungarvan United were subsequently invited through law firm A&L Goodbody, representing the Receiver, to make an offer for the land and buildings before the site went on general sale. However, the club is heavily in debt due to ongoing investment in its facilities (including pitch drainage works, astroturf, a new covered stand and floodlights) and “borrowing more funds is not realistic,” said David Walsh. Despite this fact, the club made two offers to the Receiver last February - one for the playing pitch, another for the entire lot, including the disused Crystal clubhouse. If accepted, either bid would have to be met through further local fundraising. “This potential securing of these lands would be a fantastic outcome as the club prepares to mark its 50th anniversary in 2016,” said the Chairman, who believes the current zoning of the lands should “reduce the value of the site considerably.” In recent weeks United have been informed that the Receiver is now dealing with another interested party in connection with the property, and would only “consider” engaging with

United should those negotiations prove unsuccessful. This has left the club’s committee in limbo, after years of modernising and forward planning. Many of its hundreds of members would have connections to the old Dungarvan Crystal team and the factory workers. With the permission of the Crystal Centre Committee, the

club effected a clean-up of the centre’s old vandalised tennis courts and laid out a grassed training area for schoolboy teams. This land was previously a magnet for vandalism and anti-social behavior, which has reduced dramatically as a result, much to the relief of residents of the area. “The club needs to be dealt with on a fair basis given their contribution to the wider com-

munity and the Council should now intervene to ensure that the Receiver is under no illusions as to what will be allowed,” said Deputy Deasy. “If this is a tactic to engineer arbitration for the pitch it is illadvised. The people selling this land need to engage constructively with the soccer club for the first time since this process started,” the local TD added.

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A CULTURE Night of poetry reading will be held on Friday, 18th September, in the Old Market House Arts Centre, at 7.30 p.m. The Culture Night, titled ‘A Ball of Light in One’s Hand’, will have poetry readings by Dungarvan and West Waterford Poets and guests, and is sure to be a relaxed and enjoyable night celebrating local poetry, plus musical interludes with Fergal O’Connor. Admission to the Culture Night is free, but places are limited and are on a first-come firstserved basis. For more information, contact the Arts Centre at Lower Main Street, Dungarvan, on 058-48944.

Attending Michael Collins’ Memorial at Beal na mBlath are: Cllr. Liam Brazil, Cathaoirleach of Comeragh District Council; Bridget Harney; Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald; Marie Brazil and Ger Connors.


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Over 1,000 expected to attend Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan THE Celtic Box Cup, one of Ireland's most successful boxing tournaments, will be held once again in Dungarvan. It will take place between 25th and 27th September 2015 in Dungarvan Sports

Centre. There will be 300 boxers competing in the competition, accompanied by their coaches, referees, family, friends and boxing fans. Overseas contestants, who will account for almost

50 percent of the competitors, are due from Australia, Poland, Dubai, Spain, Portugal and all over the UK for the tournament. Registration will take place on Friday, with the knock-out competition

continuing over the entire weekend. Over 1,000 people are expected to visit Dungarvan for the Celtic Box Cup and the Dungarvan Tourist Office has been in contact with

the organisers - providing them with information about places to stay, things to do and where to eat so those visiting for this event will have plenty choice and be well informed in advance of their arrival.

Members of the Celtic Box Committee and staff of the Dungarvan Tourist Office, left to right: Paul Kelly, Jenny Nagle, Gerry O’Mahoney, Wini Swinburn, Bridget O’Sullivan and Francis Keeling.

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PEOPLE a) Contribution to the community (Group or Individual) Deadline b. Employee of the year for submission c. Women in Business is 5.00 p.m. d. Men in Business Friday, 25th September.

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HSE payments to Waterford GPs in 2012 HSE payments to Waterford GPs in 2013 NAME Dr. Kevin Collins Dr. Mark Rowe Dr. David Mahoney Dr. Sean McBrinn Dr. Enda Sheehan Dr. Niall MacNamara Dr. Ann Marie Burke Dr. Tadgh O’Carroll Dr. Ita Creavin Dr. Eoin Maughan Dr. Darach Paul Brennan Dr. Anthony David Lee Dr. Isobella Mary Brennock Dr. David Slattery Dr. Cyril Murray Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan Dr. Barry Lordan Dr. Joseph O’Keeffe Dr. Sheenagh MacNamara Dr. Joseph Meehan Dr. Fergus C. MacNamara Dr. Deirdre Plant Dr. Noel O’Shea Dr. Mairead Brennan Dr. Geoffrey Plant Dr. Cormac O’Nuallain Dr. Noreen Barry Dr. Edward L. Grant Dr. Triona Sliney Dr. Eithne Brenner Dr. Bernadette O’Leary Dr. Thomas A. Higgins Dr. Thomas Nyhan Dr. Michael Griffin Dr. Denis A. Kennedy Dr. Aidan Finnegan Dr. Chantelle McNamara Dr. Benjamin Murphy Dr. Fergal Slevin Dr. Molly Owens Dr. Áine Hennigan Dr. Helen Connolly Dr. John Patrick McElduff Dr. Conor O’Neill Dr. Catriona Mooney Dr. Richard Brady Dr. Dermot Nolan Dr. Patricia Devlin Dr. Charles Daly Dr. Miriam Nugent Dr. John F. Power Dr. Catherine Pigott Dr. Marian Ryan Dr. Ellen McGovern Dr. Finbarr O’Leary Dr. James Stacey Dr. David Joyce Dr. Sinéad Fitzpatrick Dr. Dolores Liddy Dr. Lisa O’Neill Dr. Julie Ryan Dr. Audrey Farrell Dr. Sharon O’Donnell Dr. Austin Byrne Dr. Sarah Antonia O’Brien Dr. Saleem Osman Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlu Dr. A. M. Bulbulia Dr. Paul Walsh Dr. Yasmin O’Loughlin Dr. Maurice Fitzgerald Dr. Audrey Farrell Dr. Audrey Farrell TOTAL

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Gross amount incl. practice support €538,664 €452,385 €414,297 €389,204 €358,618 €330,978 €330,743 €328,678 €328,263 €325,107 €322,417 €320,896 €318,773 €297,975 €294,104 €293,101 €288,286 €280,139 €275,099 €275,066 €271,909 €265,294 €262,842 €258,371 €255,936 €254,932 €251,685 €250,963 €247,651 €238,969 €235,028 €230,766 €221,398 €218,249 €211,038 €207,048 €198,475 €189,391 €188,479 €186,595 €185,571 €184,384 €184,134 €167,719 €158,533 €155,625 €146,933 €144,508 €137,487 €133,350 €131,733 €131,548 €115,746 €112,969 €82,242 €79,561 €68,351 €47,265 €32,381 €20,682 €15,354 €15,272 €14,190 €6,073 €5,783 €1,571 €1,080 €891 €781 €295 €196 €87 €15 €13,890,122

Gross amount incl. practice NAME YEAR support Dr. Kevin Collins Full year 2013 €558,729 Dr. Mark Rowe Full year 2013 €444,768 Dr. David Mahoney Full year 2013 €392,154 Dr. Sean McBrinn Full year 2013 €358,494 Dr. Darach Paul Brennan Full year 2013 €339,851 Dr. Enda Sheehan Full year 2013 €337,866 Dr. Ita Creavin Full year 2013 €333,971 Dr. Tadgh O’Carroll Full year 2013 €323,700 Dr. Ann Marie Burke Full year 2013 €318,338 Dr. Geoffrey Plant Full year 2013 €312,925 Dr. Eoin Maughan Full year 2013 €310,118 Dr. Niall MacNamara Full year 2013 €310,104 Dr. Isobella Mary Brennock Full year 2013 €308,205 Dr. Anthony David Lee Full year 2013 €307,420 Dr. David Slattery Full year 2013 €305,425 Dr. Fergus C. MacNamara Full year 2013 €293,310 Dr. Deirdre Plant Full year 2013 €291,146 Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan Full year 2013 €287,548 Dr. Cyril Murray Full year 2013 €278,799 Dr. Joseph O’Keeffe Full year 2013 €278,163 Dr. Sheenagh MacNamara Full year 2013 €277,778 Dr. Barry Lordan Full year 2013 €270,720 Dr. Joseph Meehan Full year 2013 €268,587 Dr. Cormac O’Nuallain Full year 2013 €259,084 Dr. Eithne Brenner Full year 2013 €251,871 Dr. Noreen Barry Full year 2013 €242,599 Dr. Mairead Brennan Full year 2013 €237,930 Dr. Triona Sliney Full year 2013 €232,770 Dr. Bernadette O’Leary Full year 2013 €231,633 Dr. Thomas Nyhan Full year 2013 €230,671 Dr. Thomas A. Higgins Full year 2013 €224,029 Dr. Denis A. Kennedy Full year 2013 €217,953 Dr. Michael Griffin Full year 2013 €206,211 Dr. Fergal Slevin Full year 2013 €196,333 Dr. Benjamin Murphy Full year 2013 €194,777 Dr. Aidan Finnegan Full year 2013 €189,976 Dr. Ellen McGovern Full year 2013 €184,693 Dr. Áine Hennigan Full year 2013 €180,295 Dr. Helen Connolly Full year 2013 €180,032 Dr. Molly Owens Full year 2013 €179,979 Dr. John Patrick McElduff Full year 2013 €178,642 Dr. Conor O’Neill Full year 2013 €171,701 Dr. Miriam Nugent Full year 2013 €165,406 Dr. Dermot Nolan Full year 2013 €164,948 Dr. Fergus Patrick MacNamara Full year 2013 €161,581 Dr. Richard Brady Full year 2013 €151,383 Dr. Catriona Mooney Full year 2013 €146,286 Dr. Chantelle McNamara Full year 2013 €139,138 Dr. Catherine Pigott Full year 2013 €136,219 Dr. Patricia Devlin Full year 2013 €134,083 Dr. Marian Ryan Full year 2013 €127,677 Dr. John F. Power Full year 2013 €123,822 Dr. Finbarr O’Leary Full year 2013 €110,851 Dr. Sinéad Fitzpatrick Full year 2013 €100,298 Dr. David Joyce Full year 2013 €98,530 Dr. James Stacey Full year 2013 €74,402 Dr. Austin Byrne Full year 2013 €46,583 Dr. Julie Ryan Full year 2013 €41,827 Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlu Full year 2013 €15,853 Dr. Sharon O’Donnell Full year 2013 €9,820 Dr. Sarah Antonia O’Brien Full year 2013 €5,889 Dr. Deborah Ann Gray Full year 2013 €4,004 Dr. Saleem Osman Full year 2013 €2,357 Dr. Yasmin O’Loughlin Full year 2013 €589 Dr. Maurice Fitzgerald Full year 2013 €196 Dr. Edward L. Grant Part year 2013 €167,679 Dr. Charles Daly Part year 2013 €68,605 Dr. Noel O’Shea Part year 2013 €42,716 Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlu Part year 2013 €33,581 Dr. Dolores Liddy Part year 2013 €17,528 Dr. Sinéad Wright Part year 2013 €6,905 Dr. Audrey Farrell Part year 2013 €982 Dr. Deborah White Part year 2013 €540 Dr. Paul Campbell Part year 2013 €506 Dr. Mary Cooper Part year 2013 €98 €13,800,180 TOTAL

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Waterford GPs paid nearly €27.7m by HSE over two year period DOCTORS in Waterford City and County have received nearly €27.7m over a two year period (2012 and 2013) for General Medical Services under the HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) - a scheme which pays GPs and other health care professionals, who provide free or reduced cost services to the public. When a person visits their GP using a medical card, or when the person is only charged the monthly threshold amount for medicine under the Drugs Payment Scheme, it is the HSE’s PCRS which pays the doctor and pharmacist on that person’s behalf. According to the figures which were obtained by this newspaper from the HSE under the Freedom of Information Act, there were 71 GPs in Waterford City and

County who were paid nearly €13.9m in 2012 under the PCRS scheme; and 74 Waterford GPs who were paid just over €13.8m in 2013. While there was a decrease of €89,942 in the amount paid to Waterford GPs under the PCRS scheme in 2013 (€13,800,180) compared with 2012 (€13,890,22), both figures are an increase on the 2011 figure, which shows that doctors in Waterford were paid a total of €13,471,302 under the PCRS scheme. The total amount paid to each doctor under PCRS includes money received for ‘practice support’. The figures show there were 28 doctors in Waterford who received over a quarter of a million euro under the PCRS scheme in 2012; while in 2013, there were 25 Waterford doctors who received over a quarter of a million euro.

BLAWNIN CLANCY © Clós Feirme Farmyard in Mweelahorna, An Rinn. (Oil on canvas 30x30cm).

Joan Clancy Gallery to celebrate Oíche Chultúir in the Co. Waterford Gaeltacht JOAN Clancy Gallery in Mweelahorna, Ring, Dungarvan, will be open from 4.30 – 9.00 p.m. on Culture Night Oíche Chultúir Friday, September 18th. “We will serve a glass or wine or soft drink with finger foods in celebration of Oíche Chultúir” says Joan, “and we are showcasing works by Ross Stewart, Blawnin Clancy, Leah Murphy, Rayleen Clancy, Damaris Lysaght, Caoimhghin Ó Croidheain, Andrea Jameson, Katarzyna Gajewska.” The County Waterford Gaeltacht area of An Rinn (Ring) holds great memories of summers long ago for many people, and Culture Night Oíche Chultúir is a fantastic occasion to return and savour the rich and unique cultural vibrancy of the Gaeltacht. Joan Clancy Gallery is located in Mweelahorna, An Rinn near Coláiste na Rinne (Ring College) and the Cunnigar beach in the scenic Co. Waterford Gaeltacht, 10k from Dungarvan, 15k from Ardmore. All are welcome. info@joanclancygallery.com 086 813 4597 www.joanclancygallery.com


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Attending the Michael Collins’ Memorial in Beal na mBlath are Ger Connors, Francis Fitzgerald (Minister for Justice), Noel Casey and William Vaughan.

Changes at Lismore Petrol Station given go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála AN Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a Lismore Petrol Station to change a residential part of its site to retail, along with provision of customer seating. Waterford City and County Council had granted conditional permission last April to Michael and Joan Houlihan for change of use of adjoining premises from residential to retail and allocating a portion of existing retail area to customer seating, construction of storage area to the rear and alterations to residential premises at Ballyrafter Service Station, Ballyrafter, Lismore. (Council planning reference: 14600353). However, the application was appealed to An Bord Pleanála in May by Michael Carlin of 4 Lady Louisa’s Gate, Lismore, who argued that the development would represent a significant retail intensification on a small site; there would be daily loading / unloading of lorries on the adjoining R668 and N72; no defined parking and loading bay arrangements on the site; no space for buses to park; and the site is adjacent to an important junction with conflicting traffic movements and it will be only a matter of time “before there is a serious accident”. (Board reference: PL93.244837). In response to the appeal, Waterford City and County Council argued that the development is in line with the Retail Planning Guidelines; it is not considered that the development will give rise to a traffic hazard; and matters raised in the appeal were addressed on the consideration of the application. The planning applicants also responded to the appeal, arguing that the development complies with floorspace requirements set out in the Retail Planning Guidelines; it is not considered that there will be a material increase in deliveries; the proposed application

as submitted provides for a designated loading area which does exist at present; the development is not of a scale to accommodate buses; the development complies with the requirements of the roads department and defined access / egress arrangements are provided for in the proposed development; the development is in compliant with development plan standards; and since the Council decision to grant permission, a study of the wastewater system was undertaken and a report included with the submission, which recommends an upgrading of the system.The applicants have no objection in the event of permission being granted that a condition requiring the upgrade to be carried out. A further response was received by An Bord Pleanála from the appellant which stated that the NRA directs Killarney traffic on the N25, rather than the N72; there will, at some stage, be a bypass of Lismore and Cappoquin and the preferred route is to the south of the town; HGV movements at the adjacent junction are highly undesirable; and no pedestrian crossing which was recommended as per a road safety audit in a previous application was provided. An Inspector with An Bord Pleanála who visited the site recommended that permission be granted for the proposed development with conditions. After its deliberations, An Bord Pleanála decided to grant permission for the development with revised conditions, stating that it would not seriously injure the amenities of the area, would not endanger public safety by reason of traffic hazard, would not seriously injure the amenities or depreciate the value of property in the vicinity and would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

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Dungarvan – the benchmark of the future? THE Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber are organising a trip to Westport so we can all go see, listen and learn! Are YOU fed up hearing about how great Westport is? Westport has become the national benchmark when measuring a town’s appeal as a tourism destination and everyone can learn from their success. Westport has a fantastic reputation - with a magnificent Greenway attracting a

huge volume of visitors to Westport and Co. Mayo, they’ve fully implemented their Smarter Travel initiative and also have a reputation as an awardwinning Tidy Town. Dungarvan can match this offering AND bring our own unique attractions and charm to the table! The Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber are organising a trip to Westport so we can go see, listen, learn and then lead!

To accommodate as many people as possible we are moving the originally proposed dates and are now organising for Friday 25th and Saturday, 26th September. Westport representatives have kindly agreed to give us a comprehensive understanding of Westport's development in terms of: • Smarter Travel • The Greenway • Tidy Towns • Tourism, and more.

We want anyone who has ever had an opinion, criticism, interest or question about The Greenway, Smarter Travel or tourism within our county to get involved and join the factfinding group. To sign up or find out more, please contact Jenny on 058 45054 or jenny@dungarvanchamber.ie by Monday, 14th September. Help us make Dungarvan the benchmark of the future!

Ireland 2016 – Community Funding available for commemorative events in Waterford

Pictured at the launch of Career Zoo was previous Career Zoo hires, Emma Heneghan, Ocuco; Orla Byrne, IT Alliance, and Michael Clyne, Bank of Ireland. [Conor McCabe Photography]

Deadline for applications is Waterford companies Friday, 18th September, 2015 showcase opportunities at Career Zoo

WATERFORD City and County Council is reminding community and local history groups of the closing date for receipt of applications under the 2016 Commemoration Fund. The fund aimed at encouraging public participation in the commemorations of the 1916 Rising is closing for applications on Friday, 18th September. Funding of up to €1,000 per group is available for community-based activities seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising through seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre

events and permanent memorials. The Council is now accepting applications from community groups and organisations in Waterford who want to organise events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Ireland 2016 is a national initiative to develop, co-ordinate and deliver a programme for the 2016 Centenary Year with local, national, and international events, based on five intersecting themes, drawing inspiration from the ideals of 1916, the Proclamation, and the events of that time. It is a call to action to REMEM-

BER the events of 1916, REFLECT on the last 100 years, and RE-IMAGINE Ireland’s future. Application forms are available online at www.waterfordcouncil.ie www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Residen t/Culture,and,Heritage/1916,Comme moration,Fund/ and through Waterford Libraries and Council Offices. The completed form must be sent in hard copy by 4.00 p.m. Friday, 18th September, 2015. For further information contact Ireland 2016 Coordinator Jane Cantwell jcantwell@waterfordcouncil.ie

Údarás na Gaeltachta announces funding for 1916 commemorative activities

Are you free on Sunday the 13th................come along to Bohadoon have some fun, Poc Fada from Juvenile to Adult, 4km route, great day to be had, bbq and cool things for the kids! Registration from 12.30 to 2.30pm, come at any time......An event for young and old, Family option with adult and two Juveniles, Student event and Adults.

ÚDARÁS na Gaeltachta is seeking applications from individuals, committees or groups interested in organising commemorative events in the Gaeltacht as part of the 1916 Rising celebrations. The aim of the Údarás 1916 Commemorative Fund is to support a range of events during 2016 based on the main themes of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme. Deadline for applications is the 30th September, 2015. For further information visit www.udaras.ie/ciste2016 CISTE DÍRITHE AR IMEACHTAÍ COMÓRTHA 1916 FÓGARTHA AG ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA Tá Údarás na Gaeltachta ag lorg iarratais ó dhaoine, ó choistí agus ó ghrúpaí ar suim leo imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí Gaeilge a eagrú agus a chur i láthair sa Ghaeltacht dírithe ar cheiliúradh ar Éirí Amach 1916. Tá sé mar aidhm ag Ciste Ceiliúrtha 2016 réimse imeachtaí a spreagadh a bheadh ar siúl le linn na bliana 2016 agus a bheadh ag teacht le príomhthéamaí Chlár Éire 2016 – Cuimhneamh, Athmhuintearas, Láithriú, Samhlú agus Ceiliúradh. Is é 30 Meán Fómhair 2015 an spriocdháta d’iarratais. Tuilleadh eolais le fáil ó http://www.udaras.ie/ciste-2016

A NUMBER of Waterford companies will showcase their recruitment opportunities at Career Zoo – Ireland’s leading professional recruitment event, at The Convention Centre, Dublin, on 12th September. Waterford companies participating will include Waterford-based West Pharma and Dungarvanbased Eurofins, who both have a number of opportunities to fill. Director of Career Zoo, Brian Ó hOisín, said “We’re delighted to have such a strong presence of Waterford companies at our forthcoming event. This will be the tenth Career Zoo event, and it’s really interesting to look at how the profile of attendees has changed over the past few years. The big shift is that it’s now a candidate’s market, rather than an employer’s market: candidates with the right skillssets have all the power, and employers have to pull out all the stops to attract and retain the talent they need. “Skilled candidates are no longer wowed by companies that just offer decent salaries and a cool office. What they want are opportunities to progress, to be challenged, to do exciting work, and to join a company that matches their values and outlook on life. “It’s great to see people coming along to the event, and finding jobs on offer that really excite them. Some of the organisations that participated in February made over 20 direct hires as a result, and – already – companies participating this time round are announcing major recruitment drives centred around their attendance at

Career Zoo.” What’s happening at #CareerZoo10: New additions for #CareerZoo10 include an emphasis on opportunities in Big Data and Fintech; a focus on women in tech; and a Start-Up area to support new indigenous organisations. Highlights will also include: • An exciting Speaker Series by industry leaders; and Tech Box, featuring a range of tech activities hosted by some of Ireland’s most prominent tech organisations. CEOs of some of Ireland’s most successful indigenous tech companies will contribute to panel discussions and speaker sessions, alongside senior figures from global companies such as Zalando, Amgen and Accenture. • Big Data Focus – new for this Career Zoo event, exciting Big Data employers such as online fashion giant Zalando will focus on opportunities in one of the country’s key growth sectors, including in areas such as predictive analysis and forecasting trends. • Fintech & Finance – Showcasing the numerous opportunities available across the Finance and fastgrowing Fintech sectors, with hiring companies including Bank of Ireland, Pramerica, Mediolanum, Accenture and Fidelity, to name a few. • Return of ‘Smart Badges’ - Allowing companies and candidates to digitally share content such as CVs, company profiles and videos, with an average of 440 CVs collected digitally by each employer involved in the last Career Zoo event. • Tech Town – a

dedicated space showcasing career opportunities with indigenous tech companies and their cutting-edge technology. • BioCluster – showcasing exciting opportunities with pharmaceutical and medical devices companies and the general Life Sciences. At the forefront of BioCluster will be sponsor Amgen who last week announced a €300 million investment in its Dún Laoghaire facility. • Python Coder Hack Space – with coding workshops taking place throughout the day. • Women in Tech space – a new addition to Career Zoo, facilitating mentoring workshops for women in tech. Mentors and mentees will interact, share experience and be inspired by guest speakers. In addition to the Waterford companies at the event, employers recruiting at #CareerZoo10 will include multinationals such as Twitter, Zalando, Pramerica, Amgen, Citi, Uber, Ericsson, Accenture and Fidelity, as well as indigenous employers such as Bank of Ireland, ICON Plc. and Fenergo. Leading organisations and education institutes including Science Foundation Ireland, NIBRT (the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training) and the Open University are also participating in #CareerZoo10. Career Zoo is sponsored by: Bank of Ireland, Twitter, Zalando, Pramerica and Amgen. Admission is free. To register to attend the event, go to www.careerzoo.ie


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‘FREE Resources for Your Business’ Information Session FOLLOWING the enormous success of the 'Funding for Your Business' information session organised in March by the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, which attracted over 150 attendees and has been emulated by a number of other Chambers nationally, we have more to offer! ‘Free Resources for Your Business’ Information Session - Sponsored by Bank of Ireland will be held on Tuesday, 29th September, 2015, from 8.30-11.00 a.m. in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. This ‘Free Resources for Your Business’ session aims to give you up-to-date information about the wide range of supports, grants, funding, mentoring, assistance programmes and other options available to help start up and trading SME's. Most businesses are so busy with the day-to-day concerns of operating that they do not have the time to research and source the many grants and business funding supports they may be entitled to. This briefing will be an informative session intended to guide businesses toward practical and straight forward routes to funding and supports. There will be expert presentations from: • Microfinance Ireland • Credit Review Office • Waterford AREA Partnership • Revenue • South East Business Innovation Centre (BIC) • Local Government Strategic Procurement Centre • Intertrade Ireland Seminar is free for Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Members, Non-members €10. Every Business Should Attend This! For further details or to book, please contact the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Office on tel. 058 45054 or by email info@dungarvanchamber.ie Follow us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dungarvanchamber

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Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Workshop AS part of the Waterford Sports Partnership Club Development Seminar Series 2015 we are hosting a Dealing with Challenging Behaviour Workshop for all sports on Monday, 21st September, from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. at the RSC in Waterford. THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WILL COVER • Understanding challenging behaviour • Coaching tips to prevent/deal with challenging behaviour • Preparing for all possibilities • Developing positive coaching habits • Evaluation of your own coaching methods for preventing challenging behavior On Monday, 21st September, from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. at the Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford. The Workshop will be facilitated by Michael Carruth (pictured above), Gerry McQuaid and Brian O'Neill. Michael Carruth won the welterweight gold medal at the 1992 Olympics. Michael is a Community Boxing Development Officer with Dublin City Council where his role is to promote boxing in schools and communities, encourage participation and promote the values of sport, particularly in disadvantaged areas of Dublin. Gerry McQuaid was Fitness Trainer with the Wexford Senior Camogie team that won their third All-Ireland title in a row in 2012. A qualified and experienced P. E. Teacher, Gerry is the Co-ordinator of the Behaviour Support Service in St. Paul's Community College, dealing with issues related to challenging behaviour and learning difficulties. Brian O’Neill previously worked in two Garda Youth Diversion Projects and High Support Units for young people in Residential Care. Brian is the Youth Sports Development Officer with Waterford Sports Partnership. Brian’s role is to support, co-ordinate and develop opportunities for engaging young people at risk (10-21 years) in sustainable sport and physical activity. Cost: €5 per person | Book your place TODAY! by emailing pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie or call Peter Jones on (058) 21191.

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West Waterford idealists flying high with travel exchange company By Christy Parker A GROUP of technicians from the West Waterford and Nire Valley area are driving a Youghal-based online service for budget travellers to national and international success. The group comprises of the founder and members of Go Cambio, an enterprise that connects travellers with host country recipients eager to improve their language or other skills. Last week the company became the ninth fastest growing start-up technical company in Ireland. In what is a simple exchange system, Go Cambio connects a traveller to individuals, families and communities across the globe. The travellers known as a ‘guests’ on the site - register their details, including skills with which to trade in return for accommodation and food when travelling abroad. Potential hosts likewise list their requirements and matches are made. The service is totally free to both sides. Go Cambio, which was founded last March, operates from rented offices at Youghal Enterprise Centre. It was co-founded by Ian O‘Sullivan of Ardmore. Originally from Liverpool, Ian has lived in Ardmore for 23 years and is married to Caroline Keevers, whose family are well-known publicans. Ian and his sister Deirdre, who lives in Britain, previously owned i-to-I, a travel, conservation and TEFL business, which was based in west Waterford. They sold the company in 2008. Ian and Deirdre devised the concept for Go Cambio after Ian had returned from a trip to Poland where he witnessed a group of Polish businessmen taking English lessons. “They were basically kept in a hotel for a week and tutored classroom style, whereas what they really needed was conversational interaction with English speakers,” he recalls. CLIFF-TOP INSPIRATION During a walk on Ardmore cliffs, Ian and Deirdre aligned the concepts of travel and teaching to create Go Cambio, which is named after the

GoCambio co-founder Ian O'Sullivan. Spanish word for ‘exchange.’ Originally the focus was on providing language tuition for a few hours a day but the remit has expanded to facilitate any skill that might be required, from languages to music-teaching, basketwaving, painting, whatever. The business employs a handful of full-time staff and a growing number of interns from around the world. Current interns account for Germany, Venezuela, South Korea, France, Spain, Italy and Poland. They have been recruited through recruitment websites on sixmonth contracts, with options to renew. The intern’s nationalities are the essence of their work, as each operates predominantly as a ‘Country Manager’ tasked with marketing the business by feeding information to their native country’s media outlets, blogs, etc. Thus far over 6,000 members are registered worldwide.The intention is to create a database of 10 million within two years. The atmosphere in the spacious offices is one of relaxed concentration. ROSIE FUTURE Overseeing this activity is managing director Rosie Mansfield. A native of the Ards Peninsula, County Down, Rosie – who was 32 last Saturday in case the world is wondering – lives at Kiely’s Cross and has been in west Waterford since 2006. She is Media Production and English Literature graduate from Stirling University, Scotland. Rosie who previously worked at i-to-i, is married to Paul Mansfield an Irish army trooper, whose family hail from the Grange area, although Paul grew up in Ballincollig, Cork. The

couple have a nine month old daughter, Sofia, which is the Iberian spelling of Sophia, incidentally. One senses the child will go far, even if only to visit her namesake, which is the capital of Bulgaria. At an adjoining desk sits 25 year-old Teresa Lenane from Ardmore, a full-time employee and Digital Marketing Manager with responsibility for Ireland and UK. Teresa came to Go Cambio having acquired a degree in marketing management from Swansea University in July 2014, following earlier studies at Cork’s College of Commerce. She is the youngest of five siblings, namely Declan, Mark, Paul, Pádraig, Nicholas and Sandra. Her dad Declan is a recently retired kitchen designer with Cash & Carry Kitchens, Waterford and her mum Helen works in the accommodation unit of the Cliff House Hotel Ardmore. Meanwhile, 23 year-old Evan O’Grady hails from near Ballymacarbry, Nire Valley. Evan is a language and literature graduate from University of Limerick. His dad Mick is a retired farmer, married to Mary and Evan is younger brother to siblings Tina, Micheál, Denis, Muiris and Marie. Evan is on a six-month internship as a copywriter, overseeing an upcoming new version of the website and with blog/PR duties

also. SHARING As Rosie explains, Go Cambio is not about tutoring and qualified teaches, but “about anyone in the world being able to share their language and skills.” The site does not legislate or organise, it merely facilitates introductions and an array of choices. “Once people start communicating, we would suggest they quickly progress to talking on skype or such for a longer introduction and ideally a video chat,” Rosie elaborates. “It’s entirely between themselves what arrangements they make of course.” It goes without saying also that everyone is responsible for their personal safety. Not unexpectedly, guests are predominantly aged 2130 age but the service is open to all ages. It is equally easy to envisage retired professionals, for example, logging in; indeed the site’s rapid growth probably reflects a range of appeal extending to anyone keen to economise and perhaps even keener to experience a new country from the most authentic level of a local family. INCOME TO COME From a management perspective the project is an investment in progress. Once registration targets are reached, a return on what has been a substantial investment is anticipated. “We don’t anticipate charging for membership or

usage of the site but we may include a charge for upgrading a profile for example,” says Rosie. The company plans to serve as an incubation unit,” says Ian,“whereby entrepreneurs and small businesses would spend some time with us and avail of our skills, experience and contacts. “We hope also to provide a recruitment service to send graduates overseas on teaching jobs, given we have a vast data base of contacts with schools overseas. That is all in the near future.” ENTERPRISE CENTRE SUCCESS The growing success consolidates the wisdom of the former Youghal Town Council in establishing the Youghal Enterprise Centre back in 2009. Presently the complex is at full capacity, with 16 rooms occupied and 36 employees.There have been nine start-ups in 2015, according to Youghal Enterprise manager Helen Coady. Additionally, four art and craft studios have been opened and occupied at the rear of the premises. With a waiting list for spaces, the centre is seeking funding from Enterprise Ireland with a view to developing an older part of the complex, primarily to build more office space but also to meet a demand for ‘hot desk’ facilities for small to medium businesses. See: www.gocambio.com tele (024) 81816.

GoCambio Rosie Mansfield (front), Teresa Lenane and Evan O'Grady (back).


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Jobs boost for Waterford and South East FROM FRONT PAGE CipherTechs provides security solutions for businesses in areas of IP networking, firewalls, application security, risk assessment, traffic management, encryption, redundancy and strong authentication across Legal, Financial Services, Government, Media and Advertising, Education and Telecommunications sectors.The Security Operations Centre (SOC) will complement the company’s existing SOC managed services in New York, facilitating intelligence sharing with US colleagues identifying emerging threats overnight. Cipher Tech’s technologies allow the company to monitor and capture data going in and out of clients networks. Data is collected and analysed by the SOC to quickly identify irregular behaviours or patterns. The creation of new jobs is welcome news for Waterford and the South East region, particularly when recent figures from the Central Statistics Office showed there was an increase in the number of people signing on

the Live Register last July and only a slight drop in the figure for the month of August. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton was in Waterford last Monday to launch the South East Action Plan for Jobs, which aims to deliver 10 to 15 percent employment growth in the region over the next few years. Minister Bruton said the South East “has performed extremely well in recent years, with the fastest rate of jobcreation of any region in the country in the period since we launched our Action Plan for Jobs in 2012”. The creation of jobs by the three companies were announced as part of the government’s South East Action Plan for Jobs, and supported by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. The plan which is part of a €250m regional jobs strategy will target key sectors such as agri-food, tourism, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and financial services/business services,

with the creation of an extra 25,000 jobs in the region between now and 2017. “Jobs are growing right across the country, but they are growing faster in some regions than in others. That is why we have put in place the €250m regional jobs strategy, to support regions to play to their strengths and accelerate jobs growth in every area,” Minister Bruton said. He acknowledged that the South East has had “major historic unemployment problems”, but which in the past three years has started to really bounce back and now has the fastest rate of jobs growth of all of the eight regions in the country. “I am convinced that with the right support from Government through the South East Plan, and by continuing the collaborative approach right across the region, we can deliver 25,000 extra jobs over the coming years. This would be 25,000 extra pay packets coming into communities and 25,000 lives back on track – a goal well worth fighting for,” Minister Bruton added.

Eishtec expansion brings 200 jobs to Clonmel EISHTEC, the Waterford based customer service solution provider, is continuing its growth with the creation of 200 jobs in its new custom built centre in Clonmel, County Tipperary. The jobs will be created over the next six months. Recruitment starts immediately. Eishtec has been supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland. Eishtec started trading in May 2011 with just 9 employees, and already employs 1,300 people across its sites in Waterford, Wexford and Craigavon. Eishtec supports major UK brands such as EE, the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to the UK market. The jobs created will provide customer service support for the UK market. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: “Eishtec is a great model of what we are trying to achieve through our jobs plan. Here is an innovative Irish company, established less than 5 years ago, and now employs over 1,000 people in the South East, an area of historically high unemployment. Today’s announcement that it is establishing a third operation in the South East, and bringing 200 jobs to Clonmel, a town with historical employment challenges, is another massive boost for the region. I have worked closely with Heather, Colm, Brian and their team throughout their growth, they deserve huge credit for what they have achieved, and I wish them every success for the future”. Heather Reynolds, owner & Operations Director, said “We are pleased to announce the opening of our new site in Clonmel. We are recruiting immediately and have chosen Clonmel because of the large pool of talent available and the region’s great tradition of customer service in the telecommunications sector.We are excited at these growth plans and I would encourage anyone inter-

ested in a career with us to send their CVs to careers@eishtec.com.” Colm Tracey, co-founding Director concluded “Our company mission is to challenge the standards of service and our employees are trained to the highest standards to do just that. At Eishtec we have a particular approach to providing customer service that delivers a performance and experience that our clients value, and their customers appreciate. Our Clonmel based operation will be a continuation of that value driven business model.” Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD said: "This is a welcome endorsement of the Tipperary economy and shows the strong reputation Tipperary has for customer service. Eistec has a strong track-record and demonstrates that we have an excellent talent pool on Clonmel to service the local economy for many years into the future". Minister of State at the Dept. of Agriculture Tom Hayes,TD, said: “Today’s announcement by Eishtec is a great boost for the economy in Co. Tipperary and especially Clonmel and the surrounding area. I am delighted to see such an innovative company choose Clonmel to grow its business and provide high quality jobs. The establishment of a centre in Clonmel is a vote of confidence in the workforce in the area”. Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland added “Eishtec is the fastest growing start-up with whom we have worked. Headquartered in Waterford, it is an excellent example of a regional business community coming together to achieve international business success. The associated job creation in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, will contribute massively to the prosperity within that community. We would like to congratulate the management and team on their achievements to date and look forward to being part of their continued success story”.

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What took so long?

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IT is difficult to understand how the body of one child of three years of age could ignite the kind of response it has in regard to the Middle East / European Refugee crisis. It is even more difficult to understand why it has taken until now to act on what has clearly been a humanitarian crisis for the last twelve months at least. Ireland has had a naval presence in the Mediterranean since May and has been effecting rescues since the first day they arrived. While Governments are now falling over themselves to outdo each other in the numbers of refugees they will accept, this realisation and active response should have come many, many months ago. While the nightly news screens were filled with horror pictures of suffering refugees / asylum seekers, crammed onto small rigid inflatables, some overturning as rescuers looked on, governments failed to take adequate notice. Even on the first day of the tour of duty of our present Naval Vessel in the Mediterranean, almost four hundred people were drowned before their eyes. Even then, Governments did not respond in any determined and co-ordinated fashion. No Summit Meeting was called, no special debates in parliament, no refugee resettlement programme. Six months ago, when the Greek government and people were causing difficulty over their failing economy and the euro was under threat, Governments led by Germany were falling over themselves to devise programmes and strategies to help, or at least protect their economic interests. When it was thought that Greece would default on their debts, that bankers would lose money and that the euro would collapse, a string of summit meetings were held, sometimes twice a week, in locations all over Europe, something unheard of in the history of the EU. All the while, thousands of lives were being lost in the Mediterranean, but no one cared, not even the Irish Government. Which was the priority, the euro or bodies being washed up on beaches, being taken from the holds of sunken ships and from sealed containers on mainland Europe? What strange priorities we have. What strange events trigger action. The body of one child on a beach versus half a thousand adults under water.

ANY assessment which shows Dungarvan or any of the towns of West Waterford in a positive light is welcome. Equally, the placing of Dungarvan in second highest place in the anti-litter league by the Irish Business Against Litter campaign is also welcome, but, in view of former ratings and assessments, no one is paying too much attention, or celebrating our high rating. It is unfortunate that due to differences of opinion between Dungarvan and IBAL in the past, we cannot take full advantage of our result. The point has been made regularly by public representatives that the ratings issued by IBAL ‘fluctuate wildly’ from announcement to announcement, even though these might be a short time apart, even a few weeks. To be classed as occupying the Silver position is something to be proud of, but yet, due to our history in this programme and our ejection from participation for four years on the basis of dissent, the enthusiasm of those at the coalface to accept the findings has been diminished. Much more reliable are the results of the Tidy Towns Competition, which have a more consistent inspection regime and a different culture of marking. For a good many years now, Dungarvan has increased its mark and has made obvious gains in cleanliness and presentation. However, the winning mark keeps rising as standards rise too, but our performance has been very positive with visible improvements and a better environment. Everyone, both professional and voluntary is to be congratulated on a fine performance and a strong civicminded attitude on behalf of the public. The Tidy Towns results will be much later this year, with the announcement coming on Monday, 28th September, about three weeks later than normal. We look forward eagerly as will the other 861 entries this year. We look forward to a further gain in marks and the results will be closely scrutinised in this, the first year of the amalgamatd Councils. What matters most however, is that we live in a very clean and presentable environment and have learned a great deal in regard to keeping it that way. Whether the Tidy Towns marks will be as generous as those of IBAL remains to be seen, but a look around the town confirms that we have maintained standards quite effectively.

Incorp. Munster Industrial Advocate Three year old Aylan Kurdi, the body on the beach, will never know the reaction his death caused, but will the response be adequate and sustained? Only time will tell.

What are savings on Social Welfare? WHILE unemployment figures were reported to have fallen by a further 2,000 last month making it a drop of almost 40,000 in the last full year, people are reluctant to believe the improvement because it is not yet noticeable in the provincial towns including Dungarvan. Businesses report that retail activity has not grown significantly and employment in the sector has not increased substantially either. In view of Minister Joan Burton’s reduction in Child Benefit for some recipients in favour of doing five hours of work which does not exist, there is little confidence in the Minister to ‘cherish all of the children of the nation equally’. It is noticeable over the past year that while successive announcements are made in regard to falling unemployment figures, there is never an indication of the savings this makes to the Exchequer. A reduction of 40,000 in the live register must equate to a half a billion euro in savings, yet this is never reported or included in Ministerial statements. While increases in tax revenue is trumpeted as a sign of recovery and growth, the Social Welfare savings seem to be concealed. Is there an underhand motive behind this hiding of savings? Is it being hidden away until it is politically advantageous to announce a further improvement in exchequer figures. Perhaps in time the Government will announce the figures, the savings and the benefit to the budget and taxpayer.

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Government launches South East Action Plan for Jobs as part of €250m regional strategy THE Government on Monday launched the South East Action Plan for Jobs, aimed at delivering 10-15% employment growth in the region over the coming years. The Plan is the third of eight regional jobs plans to be published over the coming months, as part of a new €250m regional jobs strategy led by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D. The project to develop jobs plans for each of the eight regions was in part born out of the success of the previous pioneering South East Plan process, established by Minister Bruton after the sudden job losses in Talk Talk in Waterford in 2011 and in response to the historic unemployment challenges in the South East region. Since 2012 the South East has had the fastest rate of

jobs growth of any region in the country, with 25,300 extra jobs created in the region in 3 years, representing a 13.9% increase. Bluefin Payment Systems, which provide a secure payment platform for merchants, independent software vendors (ISVs) and financial institutions is to establish a Technology and Operations Centre in Waterford city creating 40 new jobs over the next three to five years. CipherTechs, Inc., the privately held information security services provider headquartered in New York is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Kilkenny creating 36 new jobs over five years at its Security Operations Centre. Both developments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. CipherTechs was intro-

duced to Ireland through ConnectIreland, the company responsible for delivering the Government’s Succeed in Ireland initiative as part of the Action Plan for Jobs, in association with IDA Ireland. Making the announcements, Minister Bruton said: “At the heart of our jobs plan is accelerating jobs growth in every single region of the country. The South East has performed extremely well in recent years, with the fastest rate of job-creation of any region in the country in the period since we launched our Action Plan for Jobs in 2012, with a total of more than 25,000 extra jobs created in the region since then”. “This is a massive testament to the ingenuity of people and businesses in the region, who have delivered this result in the face of massive historical jobs chal-

lenges. Today’s announcement that these two companies are creating 76 jobs in Kilkenny and Waterford, with support from my Department through IDA, is a great boost for the region, and I wish them every success”. The new South East Plan builds on and expands this process, covering counties Carlow, Kilkenny,Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Key sectors targeted as part of the plan include agrifood, tourism, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and financial services/business services. Employment in the South East declined by 37,900 (17%) during the crash; since the national Action Plan for Jobs was launched in Q1 2012 jobs in the region have grown by 25,300 (13.9%).The plan launched today targets employment growth of 10–15% over and above

today’s employment levels. Minister Bruton said: “Jobs are growing right across the country, but they are growing faster in some regions than in others. That is why we have put in place the €250million regional jobs strategy, to support regions to play to their strengths and accelerate jobs growth in every area”. “The South East is a region which has faced major historic unemployment problems, but which in the past three years has started to really bounce back and now has the fastest rate of jobs growth of all of the eight regions in the country. In the past three years more than 25,000 jobs have been added in the region, meaning jobs have grown by almost 14%. “This has been achieved mainly by the ingenuity, hard work and collaboration of workers and businesses in the region, and

provides a model for many other areas in the country. However we can do more, and that hat is why we are putting in place this highly ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate job-creation in the region,” he added. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin TD said: “It is clear that Ireland is now emerging from recession. It is vital that every region benefits in full measure from our improving economy”. “I am very pleased to be part of the launch of a new South East Plan which will further build on the job creation that has taken place to date.The creation of new jobs has only been made possible through this Government’s ongoing prudent management of our finances as we recover from the past number of years and our ongoing commitment to getting

people back to work in all regions.We will continue to ensure that the economic recovery reaches all parts of the country,” added Minister Howlin. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly, TD, said: “The South-East has a strong track record of producing world class products and selling them to global markets”. “We have Irelands largest inland town in Clonmel and plenty of available land, water resources, pharmaceutical skills as well as accessibility to European and other markets. “When that is combined with our strong entrepreneurial reputation and traditional agricultural base, Tipperary and the South East is well placed for economic growth and job creation,” Minister Kelly added.


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Enterprising Food Village … the core of Waterford’s food revolution

THE real food heroes of this year’s Waterford Harvest Festival can be found in Cathedral Square in the City. The Enterprising Food Village comprises of two elements, the ‘food on the go’ and the ‘food to take home’. Both are supplied by small producers and processors based within County Waterford. Some work from their homes, some from kitchens and some from factories, but wherever the source, these are the quiet food revolutionaries of County Waterford. From the traditional and famous Blaa to exotic seaweed based breads, the return of hand roasting coffee in

the region to locally famous ice cream makers, these and more local food producers will be pitching their tents in Cathedral Square, Waterford City and creating the Enterprising Food Village in this September's Harvest Festival. Some just sell at local markets and some are international exporters, but all are ambassadors. Over the past few years the routes to market for local food producers have expanded exponentially. Festivals such as Harvest increase sales, but more importantly introduce these brands to new markets and future customers. Mr. Ciaran Cullen of Waterford's

Local Enterprise Office has followed the growth of the local food economy. "The food culture in Waterford has shifted perceptively in the last few years. Here in Waterford we are lucky to have a dedicated group of food producers who are making great strides in putting Waterford on the Irish food map.This is in no small part helped by the Local Enterprise Office's 'Food Academy Programme', in partnership with SuperValu and Bord Bia.” “The Food Academy really does give small producers a big chance, the first graduates nationally came from Waterford and were lucky enough to get their products displayed on SuperValu shelves locally and nationally.” Call them heroes, ambassadors or pioneers, they are all on display and trading from the Enterprising Food Village in the Cathedral Square all weekend during this year’s Harvest Festival. All roads lead to Waterford from September 11th to 13th. If you want to know more, the Waterford Harvest Festival full programme of events is available on www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie Be sure to keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking it out on Facebook and Twitter #WaterfoodHeroes and #WhattheFork.

Viking Rocks returns THE now FREE Craft Beer Festival is back for the Harvest Festival. A highlight of last year’s Festival returns!! The Craft Beer Festival 'Viking Rocks' will take place in Waterford during the Waterford Harvest Festival from September 11th to 13th on Bailey's New Street. The Craft Beer Festival will be jointly organised and hosted by The Reg and The

Munster Bar. Hosted by The Reg and The Munster Bar - A choice of 20 Irish Craft Beers will be available at the Viking Rocks Bar featuring, Metalman Brewery, Dungarvan Brewing Company, Franciscan Well, MacIvor’s Cider and many more craft microbreweries from around Ireland.

Dunphy’s of Annestown are ‘Harvest Festivalling’ for the very first time in 2015 THIS week’s Waterford Harvest Festival we will see, for the first time, the appearance of “Dunphy’s of Annestown” alongside well known companies such as Dawn Meats, Glanbia, Flahavan’s, Seedtech and Flanagan’s Fresh Fish. It is a new venture for Eoghan Dunphy, owner and MD, of Dunphy’s of Annestown and he feels that this type of event support is one of the ways he can give back to the community and also help to raise the profile of this local vegetable supplier. Dunhpy’s are in fact one the very few local growers and suppliers of vegetables to the catering industry. Much of this year’s crop is currently being harvested on the City’s boundary and further afield in farms around the Annestown area of County Waterford. Eoghan Dunphy commented, “When I was approached by Paul Nolan of Dawn Meats I was immediately interested in how I and the business could contribute to the 2015 Waterford Harvest Festival, which is really a showcase of all that is good about food production in the South East. I was delighted to be asked and I suppose that being asked is testament to the quality of the produce we supply to food industry here in Waterford. Having met with Paul and Brid Kirby, Festival Director, I was keen to bring them both to

our fields to show them exactly what Dunphy’s are growing and producing for 2015. It was certainly refreshing to see both Paul and Brid very interested in my produce and we even had Paul digging up some of this year’s potato crop. To be involved on the 2015 Festival will, I feel, move our business to another level and we look forward to the weekend of 11th to 13th September when we will be supplying a variety of our home-grown produce to the Festival.” Dunphy’s of Annestown will be involved in two aspect of the 2015 Waterford Harvest Festival, namely the “Harvest Kitchen” and the “Farm to Fork” display. The “Harvest Kitchen” takes place on The Mall, opening Friday afternoon through to the Sunday evening, and promises to tempt your taste buds as you can see and taste what “The super powers of the food Industry in the South East have to offer, hear their stories and taste their wonderful food, lovingly prepared by CountryChoice” and “Farm to Fork” takes place in Arundel Square, on Saturday and Sunday, and will allow you to “Get an interactive and entertaining insight into what ‘Farm to Fork’ means for you.” Festival Chairman Paul Nolan commented on Eoghan Dunphy’s involvement,“We are extremely pleased that one of the County’s very own local suppliers will help to support

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Eogahn Dunphy & Ronan Joy harvesting local potatoes for Harvest Festival menu. two of programmed events at this year’s Harvest Festival. Eoghan and Dunphy’s of Annestown involvement tells its own story and the enthusiasm that Eoghan shows for his home-grown produce is infectious and we as a Committee are only too delighted that he could come on board and showcase his produce that is grown quite literally on the City’s boundaries. Harvest Festival is Ireland’s premier foodie event and being able to tell a local story as part of a National event is of course a bonus to us, to Dunphy’s and to the visitors who will undoubtedly flock in their thousands to the 2015 Festival.” Ronan Joy, Head Chef at Momo Restaurant, Waterford City, also contacted Dunphy’s

to source vegetables for the GIY Grow Fest Dinner on Saturday, 12th September. Ronan Joy stated, “Momo currently source a considerable amount of produce directly from Eoghan and when I heard that he was involved in the 2015 Harvest Festival we contacted him immediately and asked him to help source vegetables for the GIY Grow Fest Dinner. Eoghan duly stepped up to the plate and he even invited me out to the fields to “pick-my-own” vegetables. I have to say that it is very refreshing to see such great produce being produced in our own doorstep – I am sure we will do justice to this terrific produce on the Saturday night of Harvest Festival.”

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The Barron Hall Interest Group assemble outside O'Mahony's Bar & Shop at Shanacoole, Durrow, prior to setting off on a walking talk through the Ballyvoile/Durrow Railway Tunnel led by Tom Hickey and Cian Flaherty. We would like to thank Tom O'Mahony for the use of his parking facilities.

Interest Group considers links with other like-minded villages/areas for exchange interest visits WITH the growing success of recent evening historic walk / tours around and near Stradbally conducted by local historians, the Barron Hall Chairman Tom Hickey is considering continuing this theme and expanding it to other Waterford villages.Where an invited village would be taken on a tour of Stradbally, conducted by local historians, and afterwards be entertained in Barron Hall with tea and cakes. The guest village would then become the host on an appointed date in the future and provide a similar event. The majority of people are proud of where they live, and most areas are packed with interesting history and natural beauty, therefore there must be a desire to share this with your neighbours, both near and far. Anyone or any organisation interested in this, who may wish to discuss this with BHS Chairman Tom Hickey can contact him on 087 938 6209.

Cian Flaherty Farewell A PRESENTATION was made by Barron Hall, Stradbally, Chairman Tom Hickey to fellow historian Cian Flaherty on behalf of the BHS committee on his imminent departure, with his parents and brothers, due to their relocation to Dublin. Tom suggested Cian’s leaving would be a great loss to the village and thanked him for his most valuable contributions on various historic projects, including his research into the old graveyard in St. James’ Church of Ireland and Stradbally 800. He wished him and his family ‘all the best’ and once his University A presentation was made by Barron Hall, Stradbally, Chairman Tom Hickey to fellow historian Cian Flaherty on behalf of education is completed a speedy the BHS committee. After the presentation Cian Flaherty (centre seated) is pictured with (l. to r.): Tom Hickey (Chairman), return to Stradbally. Brian Corry, Jim Byrne, Joan Corry, Willie Clancy, Jim Cullinane, Nicola Blair and Thomas Power.

Stradbally Village Tour THE last evening walk / talk tour of the season by the Barron Hall Interest Group was of the central area of Stradbally Village, which had been upgraded. • The group pictured left assembled on the village green are (l. to r.): Willie Clancy, May Coffey, Teresa Dee, Garvin Cummins, Irene Doyle, Nicola Blair, Tess Hennessy, Tom Hickey (BHS Group Leader), Donncha Fee, Virgil Power, Eabha Fee, Cian Flaherty, Jim Cullinane, Jim Byrne, Miriam Burke, Sandra Higgins, Derek Higgins and Pat Burke. This was a free tour as an

end of season thank you, to its supporters. The evening proved to be successful and very informative, with lots of new information on events, that most present were not aware had taken place. It was interesting to know how the village has changed and evolved over the centuries. The evening concluded in the Cove Bar with tea, sandwiches and cakes. As usual there was plenty of banter and tasteful humour on hand. Chairman Tom Hickey would like to thank the Cove Bar for their hospitality.


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Gardaí praised for ‘zero tolerance’ approach to cash scam LOCAL Gardaí were praised for their zero tolerance approach taken recently to tackle three foreign nationals who were attempting a cash scam in Dungarvan at the weekend. It was reported that three foreign nationals, believed to be all female, targeted shops along Main Street, where they create as much distraction and confusion as possible to disorientate salespeople in a scam to obtain cash. Two chemists and a shop were targeted in the scam last Saturday, but Gardaí were alerted. It is understood that plain clothes detectives in an unmarked patrol car identified the culprits and confronted them, later escorting them from the town. Jenny Beresford, of Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber, said Chamber members were “delighted by the zero tolerance approach taken by Gardaí to deal with this matter” and praised Gardaí for their prompt action. “This type of reputation is what makes Dungarvan a safe shopping town,” she said.

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Slight decrease in Live HOUSE REQUIRED Register during August Bonmahon/Stradbally Area THERE was a slight decrease in the Live Register figures across the board for August, according to statistics from the Central Statistics Office. The figures show that there was a decrease of 34 people from the Live Register in Dungarvan during August, and a decrease of 192 people from the Register in County Waterford. Other neighbouring areas also experienced a decrease in their Live Register figures during August, except Youghal, where their figure increased by nine people signing on the dole during the month.

In the South East region, there were 809 less people signing on during August and across the State, there were 4,552 less people signing on during the month. The figures show that there is still more people signing on the dole in Dungarvan and County Waterford in August than there were at the start of the year. While welcoming the slight decrease in the Live Register figures for the month of August, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, warned Government that job growth figures would

remain slow unless costs were curtailed and a more business friendly attitude was evident from the relevant ministers. “The recovery in the economy has stalled somewhat, from a jobs perspective,” commented Mark Fielding, CEO of ISME. “This is due to the threat of unsustainable wage expectations being encouraged by the public sector cave-in and minimum wage increases,” he said. “Added to this is the campaign for the utopian ‘living wage’ being conducted by the junior minister for business and employment. SME owner

managers will not take the risk of adding to their workforce with the prospect of continuous, and unrealistic, increases in wages”. Mr. Fielding said ISME has been warning of an imminent slowdown in job creation for many months and blamed the government for exacerbating the situation “through election giveaway promises”. “We need government to stop the loose talk, listen to business owners and help them create a sustainable business environment to secure Ireland’s long term economic success,” Mr. Fielding added.

Live Register figures for 2015 DUNGARVAN COUNTY WATERFORD WATERFORD CITY CARRICK-ON-SUIR CLONMEL YOUGHAL SOUTH TIPPERARY SOUTH EAST STATE

JANUARY 1,814 11,509 9,695 1,685 2,480 1,503 7,864 47,779 358,672

FEBRUARY 1,754 11,371 9,617 1,674 2,489 1,503 7,786 47,166 355,124

MARCH 1,718 11,269 9,551 1,650 2,464 1,464 7,681 46,345 348,676

APRIL 1,692 11,208 9,516 1,625 2,470 1,426 7,595 45,702 343,551

MAY 1,681 11,340 9,659 1,663 2,562 1,452 7,809 46,463 345,633

JUNE 1,810 11,745 9,935 1,697 2,611 1,511 7,998 47,714 356,520

JULY 1,881 11,960 10,079 1,719 2,616 1,529 8,110 48,465 363,628

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Invitation to join the walk this Sunday By Tom Keith WHILE it is not the primary purpose of the Walk of Thanks to be held next Sunday afternoon in Dungarvan, to acknowledge the religious orders for their contribution to our community and society, many people may take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the good education or healing nursing care which they received in the various Dungarvan establishments run by the Priests, Nuns and Brothers over past decades and centuries. The Catholic Church has

designated this the Year of Consecrated Life, the primary aim of which is to acknowledge those women and men who recognised and pursued their vocation to the religious life and dedicated themselves first and foremost to the God of their creation. They have answered the call to live a life of holiness, while living and preaching the Gospel message, through which they serve the people of God.They are open to inspiration to a life of holiness through the Holy Spirit. If you wish to acknowledge that act of selflessness and dedication which those

in religious life live out, whether as a teacher, nurse, contemplative or as a priest in a parish celebrating Mass and the sacraments and tending to the spiritual needs of their flock on a daily basis, then come along to St. Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday next at 3.00 p.m. to take part in the walk which will visit the various locations associated with the religious communities. It will take a little over an hour to visit them all. It is unlikely to be beach weather and the affirmation which we can give these servants of the people would be very much appreciated.

Few people will remember the Nuns in their formal habits and cloaks in decades past. Here the Sisters of Mercy take part in a Procession in the Mercy Convent garden with the Friary Church visible behind.

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Fa i t h l e g g H o u se H o te l a wa r d e d t w o A A Ro s e t t e s f o r 2 0 1 5 AN AA Rosette holder for the past six years and a proud member of Good Food Ireland, Faithlegg House Hotel has just been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence in 2015. The AA has been awarding Rosettes since 1955 which are awarded annually to hotels producing fine cuisine. There are only 40 restaurants in Ireland which currently have the award offering an insightful guide to diners on where to eat and so Faithlegg is understandably proud of this new accolade. Head chef, Jenny Flynn’s delicious cuisine showcases all that is best and finest from local artisan producers. Jenny is passionate in her quest to source foods from the finest local artisan and producers, bringing guests and diners at Faithlegg on a

foodie trip from the beaches of the county, along the coast and then up inland. Perennially popular and now even prettier than ever, The Roseville Rooms at Faithlegg House Hotel have also recently been refurbished, and Jenny has been working closely with local suppliers and producers to create the brand new ‘Faithlegg Food Journey’ to celebrate the stylish new look. Commenting on the award, Liam Moran, General Manager at Faithlegg House Hotel said “I’m thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the hotel and would like to thank our very talented head chef Jenny Flynn and all her team for their endless hardwork, dedication and infectious enthusiasm they bring to the kitchen at Faithlegg House Hotel.

We have always been extremely passionate about our food and the dining experience we provide for our guests. Jenny and her team work tirelessly to constantly drive forward so that we continuously improve and keep things varied for our guests”. Experience the awardwinning cuisine by Jenny Flynn at Faithlegg House Hotel with the AA Rosette Celebratory Gourmet Package. From just €175.00 per person sharing the price includes a two night stay with a full Irish Breakfast on both mornings, an ‘A La Carte’ meal on one evening of your choice and a gourmet gift homemade by Jenny Flynn for you to take home. To book call 051 382 000 or visit www.faithlegg,com for more information.

Global event at Copper Coast in honour of mining communities MINING communities all over the world are taking part in a global event on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, to give thanks for the bounty of the earth and honour mining communities. The Copper Coast Geopark and The Art

Hand in Bunmahon are teaming up with event organiser Paul Fearon in this global day of art, heritage and gratitude to create a day of fun and celebration for all the family. Meeting at the Copper

Coast Geopark Visitor Centre in Bunmahon at 11.00 a.m., storyteller and heritage expert Jim Cullinan will bring the lives of the miners and their families to life on a guided tour through the beautiful landscape of Bunmahon

village. The tour starts with a film which sets the scene for the industrial copper mining complex which spread far and wide. The guided tour will last about an hour and visit the remnants of this historic mining community. The final point

Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand.

on Jim’s tour is Stage Cove just outside Bunmahon where the copper ore was shipped to Wales and where the returning ships brought coal to power the mines. At Stage Cove, local artist Sean Corcoran from The Art Hand will lead the creation of a collaborative work of natural art in celebration of the mining community, the history and environment. The photo shows a recent example of an environmental art work entitled “Beach Bubbles” by Sean Corcoran on Kilmurrin Cove. Afterwards, there will be a welcome for all in the Visitor Centre where there will be complimentary

entry to the Geological and Mining Heritage Exhibition. Event organiser Paul Fearon, speaking on his motivation for organising the event said “creating a sustainable, thriving future on Earth depends upon opening our hearts to the natural world and giving thanks. The coastline of the Copper Coast is so beautiful and I wanted to organise an event that celebrates the mining heritage of this area and connect us to other mining communities. It’s important that Ireland’s once thriving mining heritage is celebrated. I also wanted to give thanks for the natural resources and

skill and expertise of people who make the comfort in our lives possible.” This is a free event suitable for all the family. Please be advised the guided tour is not suitable for young children but the art creation event at Stage Cove is. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing with the September nip in the air! There will be free event T-shirts given out on the day. For more information on this global event check out the website www.radicaljoyforhardtimes.org website or go to the event Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/groun dbeneathourhearts

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Crotty the Highwayman’s story brought to life in speciallycommissioned Comeraghs Wild Festival play AN up-and-coming Waterford playwright is bringing the story of the 18th Century highwayman, Crotty the Robber, to life in a specially-commissioned play which will be performed live in the open air at Coumshingaun Lake as part of the imminent Comeraghs Wild Festival. Young playwright, Martina Collender, has teamed up with wellknown producer, Liam Meagher, and a talented local cast to stage ‘Crotty the Highwayman’, a 45 minute play, live in the middle of the Comeragh Mountains some 385 metres above sea level on Friday, September 18th. William Crotty, or 'The Highway Robber' as many know him, was an 18th century highwayman who hid himself away in a cave in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. He was the leader of a gang of highwaymen who stole from the rich to give to the poor, much in the same manner as Robin Hood. Crotty’s many enemies described him as a bloodthirsty murderer and said that the devil wouldn't pick his bones, while the country people claimed that he was very generous with any monies he managed to rob from the upper classes. 23 year-old playwright, Martina Collender from Kilmacthomas, says she

grew up with the story of Crotty, has researched him extensively, has read and heard much about him but will let her audience decide. “I grew up with the story of Crotty and remember it from my early childhood. When this opportunity came up, I jumped on it. I’m from the local area so I feel a bit of extra pressure but it is good pressure. I’m delighted to give his wife, Mary, in particular, a voice. I have this poignant image of her in my head as she stood in Ballybricken watching him die. “The Comeraghs has its own unique history and I’m glad to have this opportunity to give Crotty a free hearing. I don’t think I’ve come down on either side – the audience can make up their own mind as to whether they see him as a hero or a villain.” The play features just three characters: Crotty, his wife, Mary, and David Norris, his best friend, who eventually betrayed him. Thirty two year-old Brian Coady plays Crotty. From Congress Place in the city, he too is very familiar with Crotty’s story and jumped at the opportunity to play the lead role. Theatre-goers in Waterford and beyond will know him from his roles in ‘Simple and Familiar’ as well as ‘The Seafarer’ and many more performances such as ‘The

Lonesome West’. “Performing in the open air will be a challenge, different to what I’m used to. But with Liam Meagher, Joe Meagher and Anna Jordan part of the background team, I really couldn’t say no to this opportunity. Crotty is such a legend in Waterford, I’m glad that someone finally wrote a play about him and no better woman than Martina Collender. She has really stepped up to the plate and I’d encourage everyone to come along.” Crotty knew the Comeraghs like the back of his hand, so when he was being chased by the authorities he could easily hide on the mountain range. This was very frustrating for the police at the time so they started to offer bribes to some of Crotty's men, asking for information on where he was hiding. Legend has it that David Norris, who was Crotty's most trusted companion, accepted these bribes. One night in February 1742, when he'd poured enough whiskey into Crotty to make him sleepy, he wet his gunpowder and stole his dagger. When the police arrived to arrest him, Crotty didn't stand a chance. In March that year, Crotty was sent to trial in Waterford City and found guilty. He was executed by hanging and then had his

Comeraghs Wild Festival... Actor, Brian Coady, who plays 'Crotty the Highwayman' in the specially commissioned Harvest Walk and Play which will be performed live on Friday, September 18th, at Coumshingaun Lake in the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival which runs from September 17th-20th. The play was written for the event by local playwright, Martina Collender. It tells the story of Crotty, the 18th Century highwayman who hid himself in the Comeraghs to avoid the law. For more, log on to www.ComeraghsWild.com. Inset: Local playwright, Martina Collender. [Patrick Browne] head cut off and spiked outside the County Jail as a warning to those wishing to follow in his footsteps. Mountain Zone’s Michael Whelan is co-ordinator of the event on the mountain and said the terrain is challenging but not

overly difficult. Those who undertake the 40 minute hike will need a moderate level of fitness. He urged all those attending to dress appropriately. Those attending the play will leave Rathgormack

Hiking Centre at 6.30pm that evening with their expert guide and co-ordinator. Michael is an international mountaineer and expedition leader with 25 years’ experience of climbing major peaks on four

continents. A fee of €20 applies for the guided walk and play. Those who want to stay overnight on the mountain, camping in yurts, pay €50. Pre-booking is essential at 058-54975, full details on www.comeraghswildcom

“As the Story Goes” free storytelling event set to enchant at the Comeraghs Wild Festival 2015 THE acclaimed storytelling production “As the Story Goes” takes to the stage in Ballymacarbry’s stunning Community Centre on Saturday, September 19th, as part of the extended Comeraghs Wild Festival. The free, evening event, which starts from 7.30 p.m., will be an easy mix of stories, drama, monologues and yarns creating the perfect way to shorten an evening performed by two All-Ireland winning storytellers and Waterford’s own James Lenane and Declan Terry.

The show which opened and played to a packed audience with great reviews at the Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan in 2013, has since played in North Cork and East Waterford Theatres. The combined talents of storytellers James and Declan provides us with an opportunity to leave our cares behind for a few hours and surrender to humour, laughter and some more serious thought-provoking material. Declan developed his interest in storytelling from an early age

through hearing his father and uncles regaling listeners with tall tales around the kitchen fire. Over the last several decades, he has won many awards, including numerous Munster titles and a prized All-Ireland title. He has also been successful at the 1.2.3 Drama festival in Lismore and has been acclaimed by the more demanding local audiences for his productions with his local drama group, Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail, which include Sive, The Year of the Hiker and The Field (John B’s top three in his

view). His interest in GAA has yielded a number of very popular monologues celebrating the exploits of Waterford’s hurlers and in the process, raised much needed funds for various causes, including Solas Cancer Care Centre. James is recognised as one of Ireland’s foremost storytellers and he too has that coveted AllIreland crown and many other awards to his credit. He is well known in theatre circles as an accomplished actor and director. He has been the

resident seanachaí with ‘The Booley House’ traditional show since 1998 and formed part of their successful show tour to New York in 2004. James has appeared in productions with Lismore Dramatic Society, Ballyduff Drama Group and in 2005 formed part of the All-Ireland winning Brideview Drama Groups production of Jim Nolan’s Moonshine. In 2012 he performed at the All-Ireland Drama Festival, Athlone in Ballyduff Drama groups The Crucible. Later this month he

will take part in a cultural exchange programme and will be performing at storytelling sessions in St. John’s and Torbay, Newfoundland as part of the Newfoundland Irish Connections Gathering 2015. James said it is shaping up to be a cracking evening. “We invite everyone to sit back, relax, let their imagination run wild and get drawn into the stories. You may find cause to laugh out loud but don’t be ashamed to shed a tear, it could be that kind of night,” he cautioned.


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You are never too old (or young) to learn a language! MORNING and evening classes are now on offer at ‘The Language People’ for anyone who would like to try learning a new language or for those who would like to improve and practice on existing skills. France and Spain are popular holiday destinations for many Irish families, which makes both French and Spanish classes very popular with people. As well as the annual family holiday, some people take up learning a language as a hobby in retirement, or if you are lucky enough to own a holiday home in another country - learn the native language so you can communicate effectively with locals, even at a basic level. The Language People, based at 4 Shandon Street, Dungarvan, is now in its third year of business and they are enrolling for language classes starting in October. They cater for people of all ages - primary school and secondary school students, as well as morning and evening classes for adults - at beginner and intermediate level. Come along and see how language learning suits you - have confidence in ordering food, asking for directions or having a basic conversation in another language while on holiday. A recent study by the University of Edinburgh, published in the Annals of Neurology, suggests that learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain at any age. A previous study also suggests that being bilingual could delay the onset of dementia by several years - which indicates a person is never too old (or young) to learn a second language! IRISH Irish has proven to be in demand for many who never got the opportunity to really learn Irish and for many parents who send their children to an Irish speaking schools. The Language People have a beginner’s class and an intermediate class avail-

able in Irish. FRENCH French tutor, Ben Bugnicourt, originally from Toulouse in France, makes learning a fun and enjoyable experience and equips students with tools to use French from the very first lesson. Ben, who has spent a lot of time researching ways and methods of language learning, will also provide a free presentation to help all those interested in learning a language. SPANISH Spanish class (Intermediate level) is held every Monday evening, and will suit anyone who has some Spanish but who want to deepen their knowledge and practices speaking the language. Beginners in Spanish are also welcome to enrol in one of the morning or evening classes at The Language People. GERMAN People often think that German is a very difficult language to learn but it has many similarities to the English language which makes the beginning that bit easier. German is a highly sought after language in the workplace, with many IT companies such as Apple and IBM recruiting staff with language skills, as well as an IT qualification. Glanbia also recently announced that they are looking for employees with a language and will provide employees with other training to upskill in IT and engineering skills. SECONDARY SCHOOL Most secondary school children learn a foreign language as well as continuing with Irish, French,

German and Spanish being the most popular. The Language People have a wide variety of programmes where students can practice and use the language. Grinds which are held after school or on Saturdays are available for all school years. Having one, two, or three students in each group allows us to give each student individual attention and give the students time to speak in class. Leaving Cert students are under more and more pressure to get points for college courses, a weekly class will prepare them in all areas. Summer Camps are held for students who have completed first and second year, in June of each year and Summer Camps for students who have completed fourth and fifth year are held in August. The week-long camp consists of morning classes and the afternoon is activity-based. It is a great opportunity for students to revise and develop skills and to use the language outside of the classroom setting. Students have more confidence when they use the language on a regular basis and are better prepared for the oral exams which are now 40 percent for Irish and 25 percent for the foreign language. PRIMARY SCHOOL The Language People also provide junior classes in German, Spanish and French using effective, interactive and – most importantly – fun - techniques to encourage young people to enjoy and appreciate the importance of learning a foreign language.

Budget should be about fair recovery SINN Fein Senator David Cullinane has said the upcoming Budget should be about a Fair Recovery and not about the election. Senator Cullinane was responding to speculation that extra funds might be available based on latest tax

return figures. He called on the government to end the electioneering and to start dealing in budgetary facts. He also announced that Sinn Fein will host a major public meeting on the need for a fair recovery on

Monday, 28th September at 8.00 p.m. in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. The meeting will be addressed by Senator David Cullinane and Sinn Fein’s Finance Spokesperson, Deputy Pearse Doherty.

POSITIVE CHANGE Maud Cunningham, who set up The Language People, has seen a positive change in people’s attitude towards learning a language. “Parents now see the benefits and importance of have a foreign language,” said Maud. “Many of our past student have gone on to study a language at third level, with business and French / German being the most popular,” she said. FREE INFORMATION EVENING A free Information Evening where methods and tips around language learning will be provided and held on:  Wednesday, 23rd September at 7.30 p.m. for Adult learners.  Thursday, 24th September at 7.30 p.m. for secondary school students.

Course information and registration also available. Booking essential. Contact The Language People at: dungarvanlanguagepeople@gmail.com. Tel: 087-9753783. Address: 4 Shandon Street, Dungarvan.

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‘Ongoing Knee Pain that is not Improving – Fracture?’

By Tomás Ryan BSc.,AHS,Ph.Th. MIAPT, Registered Physical Therapist based in Clonmel and Thurles Persistent ongoing pain at the front of the knee joint may be caused by an injury known as a Bipartite patella. A Bipartite Patella occurs when a fragment of bone becomes separated from the base of the patella bone otherwise known as the kneecap. The fragment of bone is connected to the base of the patella by fibrocartilage material. It is a commonly a symptomless condition of the kneecap that exists from birth. However trauma to the knee in the form of an impact injury or a subluxation (where the knee cap momentarily is dislocated from its groove), can disrupt and damage the fibro-cartilage bridge between the fragment of bone and the knee cap. This is followed by continued frontal knee pain when walking, climbing stairs and driving. During all these activities the patella tendon which sits below the knee has a traction-like pull on the base of the patella when the knee joint bends and straightens. As the fragment of bone sits between base of the patella and the tendon it is constantly under stress due to this traction pull during knee movement, hence it cannot heel and gives a painful response during movement. The injury because it is uncommon is diagnosed incorrectly as patella tendinopathy in most instances, however no improvement to early stage rehabilitation exercises should suggest a Bipartite Patella Disruption injury. It is further verified by MRI examination. SYMPTOMS OF A BIPARTITE PATELLA DISRUPTION INJURY • Pain at the front of the knee when: • Climbing Stairs • Walking, Driving, squatting down into a crouched position • Localised tenderness at base of kneecap • Patient may have associated shin splints • No improvement or reduction in pain after simple isometric knee extension exercises • Particle of bone separated from base of patella on MRI scan TREATMENT & MANAGEMENT Initial treatment includes rest and elevation, ultrasound, anti-inflammatory medication and the use of crutches to aid healing. However, if the symptoms continue to persist after a 6 month duration then surgery is required, which can involve removing the painful fragment of bone. The patient will use crutches for 24 days post surgery followed by progressive exercise rehabilitation with research showing the return to sporting activities between 5-8 weeks post surgery. Tomás Ryan is a Registered Physical Therapist with The Irish Association of Physical Therapy and is based in Clonmel & Thurles. Contact Number: 0504 26672. Email tomaspryan@gmail.com

JP Ryan (left) of Mobiletraining.ie will launch his new, custom-built, mobile training pod at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, a training unit which make training for up to 12 people at a time more accessible and affordable and ultimately, help reduce accidents and fatalities across a variety of industries. Also included is training enthusiast and Waterford hurling selector, Dan Shanahan. For more, log on to www.mobiletraining.ie [Dylan Vaughan]

Waterford firm Mobiletraining.ie hoping to reduce accidents and fatalities and cut training costs for Irish business A WATERFORD-BASED safety and training consultant with over 16 years of cross-functional industry experience has custombuilt a mobile training pod which he hopes will improve safety standards, reduce accidents and fatalities across a variety of workplaces and significantly cut compliance costs for Irish business. Mobiletraining.ie MD JP Ryan and his expert team in Dungarvan have been providing industry-focused training in areas such as first aid and manual handling, health and safety, professional driver courses, construction safety, farm safety, accident investigation, emergency response policies and more since first launching in 2009. Based at Modeligo in Dungarvan, the former GSK safety consultant set up his own business in 2009 and now employs two full time staff and two part time. They’ve worked with firms all over Ireland, key among these local companies such as Dungarvan Transport, Cleanzone, Crowley Engineering Technology, MMG, Clantec, Dufay, Eurofins, Hickey Fabrication and more.

JP and his team are launching their new, custom-built, mobile training pod at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Laois from September 22nd-24th, a training unit which make training more accessible and affordable to all and ultimately, helps reduce accidents and fatalities across a variety of industries. Legendary Waterford hurling team selector, Dan Shanahan, and others from the team who know the value and importance of training in every aspect of life, plan to be on site with JP and his team over the three day ploughing event, meeting and greeting potential clients and sports fans at their stand which is located within Block 1 of the NPC arena. Also with them will be Ollie Power of Dungarvan Mechanical Services who specialises in all aspects of the examination and certification of equipment. Dan Shanahan said he was thrilled that a Waterford company is leading the way in providing accessible and affordable training. “This is a fantastic, mobile facility – not just for industry but also for sporting organisations. It

would be great to get a unit like this along to any GAA or other sporting grounds, get the players together with mentors and do things like watch back video footage, see how they can improve on their performances. I wish JP and his team every success. It is a great venture and it will serve a variety of industries very well.” The mobile training pod is a purpose-built classroom designed specifically to deliver training at any business premises, either in the public or private sector. Along with dedicated space for 12 participants to learn, the unit is flexible enough to allow a demonstration to take place. Furniture can be replaced to allow for roundtable discussions, where more appropriate. The pod also benefits from additional space whereby a canopy is deployed on the side to provide even more space where further training and demonstrations can be accommodated.The mobile unit is also available for independent hire and is already proving to be a huge hit with the farming, transport, pharma and key SME sectors – all of which

require continuous professional development and training but don’t want the headache of staff leaving the workplace for longer than necessary. Mr Ryan is hoping the pod will be an invaluable resource for the farming and other sectors, making it easier to access training or organise a meeting close to or on any workplace site or at a shared location on industrial estates or for farmers, employers, their employees, a group or association in more rural and hard-to-reach locations. All the pod requires is an approximate space of 40ft x 10ft to manoeuvre into. The naturally lit mobile pod accommodates up to 12 adults seated, is fitted with a 50 inch and a 40 inch hi-tech screen, is fully air conditioned and runs from the mains or independently from a silent generator. The unit is also available for independent hire for those organising industry days, for sporting organisations who want to gather and view video footage on or close to training grounds, for farm walks or other events, Mr Ryan said. “Whether the client

wants an off the shelf training package in any of our specialist areas or wants to hire the unit for themselves, we deliver our Pod to the site, conduct the course in situ or can simply set up and go. “The benefits include no travel away from the farm or other workplaces and no additional training costs, which often include travel, food or accommodation. The Pod also eliminates the need for groups or companies to organise an inhouse training room and have employees away from their workplace for any period of time other than is necessary.” Mr Ryan worked for almost two decades in the pharma sector before setting up his own business which is based out of Dungarvan, Co Waterford. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental studies, a National Diploma in Chemistry with Quality Management, a NEBOSH International General Certificate in occupational health and safety and is a lean sigma black belt. He is a FETAC level 6 train the trainer (NRT) and has completed a CPC in Transport Management.


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September at Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre THE Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre in Knockmahon, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford is offering the opportunity to visit the Mining and Heritage Exhibition, and have tea or coffee with locally produced cakes afterwards during the month of September at a specially discounted price of only €7.50 per person with our September Special Offer Voucher. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Copper Coast Geopark to the Visitor Centre in Bunmahon and learn about the rich mining heritage of the Copper Coast, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world. The Café at the Visitor Centre has built a solid reputation for serving excellent locally produced lunches and cakes. The Visitor Centre also stocks a wide range of local crafts and products. For the month of September, the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre is exhibiting paintings by Patrick Palmer. Patrick Palmer, now living in Annestown, was born and raised in Co Waterford, studied at the College of Art, Dublin. Moving to San

Francisco in '79, Patrick worked as the designer of tour books, posters and merchandise for the world’s biggest rock bands. Patrick created great collectible posters for Jimmy Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen, U2, The Grateful Dead, and many others. On returning to Ireland in 2004 to a much changed country, Patrick’s paintings reflect the unchanged beauty of the Irish landscape. The Irish colour and light that are the catalysts for his creative energy have translated into his recent collections of beautiful still-life and landscape, animals and seascapes.

Patrick’s paintings will be on exhibition will run until the end of September. To find out more about these and other things to see and do in the Copper

Coast Geopark, visit our website at www.coppercoastgeopark.com. Opening hours are as follows: Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Sunlit Herd, Ann Valley by Patrick Palmer. September Special Offer Voucher.

Quiet Mooring by Patrick Palmer.

Ann Valley Gate in Spring by Patrick Palmer.

Ambassador’s wife to open former school’s renovated courtyard By Christy Parker A RENOVATED Community Centre will be officially opened by Jane Chilcott, wife of British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott, in Youghal tomorrow (Thursday). The voluntary project, at Nagle House, Youghal, has transformed a dilapidated former school playground, with astroturf replacing crumbled concrete and the installation of a work shed, raised decking area, vegetable & herb boxes and wall murals. Nagle House, formerly a Presentation Sisters Primary school and a St. Vincent de Paul holiday home, nowadays houses a Foróige youth centre, a drug awareness service, a radio station and

other community services. The latest exterior renovation began in October 2013 when a Men’s Peer Project was founded under the stewardship of voluntary worker Fiona O’Hare, a UCC Social Science and Youth & Community Work graduate. Acquiring €15,000 funding from the National Lottery, the ESB and the St. Vincent de Paul, the group restored the former school toilets into a work shed and mini canteen. Soon others became interested, including the Foróige service and youth worker Bobby Lee and the project was extended. Then Fiona contacted the International Charity Bazaar (ICB), a charity funding initiative managed by Dublin’s Diplomatic

Corps, Supported by over 50 embassies, the ICB fundraises mainly through its annual Diplomatic Ball in Kilmainham and an international bazaar in the RDS. ICB Secretary Mrs Chilcott. visited Youghal and was “very impressed” recalls Fiona, who describes the visitor as “a lovely lady and a joy to meet.” Fiona was required to attend the 2015 Diplomatic Ball and the group also presented their plan to International Bazaar dignitaries before accepting a €16,000 donation. Meanwhile community support was also forthcoming, with local businesses donating money, machinery and materials and even bypassers dropping in to help. Workers with MMD

Reflections, solo exhibition by Breda Cummins in University Hospital Waterford

A before and after photo of the former school playground area. Construction voluntarily helped to lay 30 tons of sand and gravel beneath the astroturf. “It was a fantastic cross-community effort” says Fiona. More seating and a Polytunnel are planned while “all options are open” for the new surface, includ-

ing basketball, football, music gigs, markets stalls and even outdoor movies. “Who knows what will come out of people’s imaginations?!”, smiles Fiona. Jane Chilcott will formally open the courtyard at 1 pm. Men’s Peer Project inquiries: 087-1353344.

REFLECTIONS is the title of the solo exhibition of poetry and photographs by Breda Cummins in University Hospital Waterford as part of the WHAT Staff Art Wall from the 28th August until the end of October, 2015. Breda lives in Stradbally, Co. Waterford where she grew up. She trained as a nurse in the University Hospital Waterford in the late 1980’s and has worked in the Surgical Department of the hospital for the last fourteen years. Breda has loved poetry since her early school days but started writing relatively recently with a strong belief that words can be as healing as medicine. Her photographs provide harmonious illustration for the poems. Breda believes that “Poetry touches the soul, enriches the mind, improves well

Breda Cummins. being and gives a better perspective on life.” Reflections is Breda’s debut exhibition which will be on view on the WHAT Staff Art Wall in the post room corridor of UHW until the end of October 2015. The Staff Art Wall is an initiative of WHAT which celebrates the creativity of HSE staff. For further information, please contact WHAT on 051 842664, or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie


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James Allen, Alice Evans Bevan, Patrick Evans Bevan, Bert Evans Bevan, Philippa Evans Bevan and Emma Chammings, performing at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Pat and Joan Williams pictured with Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO, at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Paul Whelan, Joseph O'Keeffe, Philippa Evans Bevan, Sue Couper, Eamon Costin, Alice Evans Bevan, Alex Grubb, Alice McCauley, Rupert McCauley pictured at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Ward Fraher, Philippa Evans Bevan, Tom Hyland pictured at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

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The Catering Team from Eunice Power Catering pictured at the "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Michael Sheehan, The Wine Buff with his team of volunteers, Carlos Cespedes, Marie Williams and William Goulding, pictured at [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Billy O'Grady, Sinead Connelly, Grainne Barry, Francis Walsh pictured at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Deirdre Morrissey, Pat Morrissey, Maeve Morrissey pictured at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


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The butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker all helping Fortwilliam Making a Song and Dance for Barnardos THE local butcher, baker and candlestick maker were among those whose supported an initiative by Fortwilliam Fishing and Irish Country Cottages, when 340 people gathered at Fortwilliam, Lismore, Co. Waterford last week to help raise funds for vulnerable children and families in Ireland.Together they made a Major Song and Dance for Barnardos and a great time was had by all. Fergus Finlay, Head of Barnardos supported with his attendance and explained the importance of Barnardos working to help Families and children in the Waterford and Dungarvan areas and thanked all who supported the event. He was accompanied by Una Conroy who heads up their Waterford team based in the centre of the Ballybeg housing estate. The likely net proceeds will be in excess of â‚Ź10,000 and donations are still being received. For any one wishing to add to the worthy cause to help children in need please send cheques to "FORTWILLIAM re Barnardos "Lismore, Co. Waterford or contact 058 54251. fortwilliamoffice@gmail.com. To launch the event, Fergus Finlay cut

the ribbon and opened a unique Fortwilliam Barnardos Bandstand designed by organiser Philippa Evans Bevan and George Horsom of Villierstown joinery, and the show began. A variety of music song and dance was performed to a very high standard. The amazing and delightful contribution of Mags MacCarthy from Cork who simultaneously played the fiddle and danced, was a great treat. Mags is well on her way to becoming a star and has danced at the White House for President Obama and the first lady ! Daniel Kearney the young concert pianist from Dungarvan, added a classical dimension and as the new winner of the soloist Cross Border All Ireland competition he has an exciting and his promising career ahead. Daniel also supported Emma Chammings soloist, whose performance of Beyonce's version of Ave Maria was extremely beautiful and moving. Fortwilliam Family members Patrick, Alice and Bert Evans Bevan contributed also. Patrick Evans Bevan thrilled the audience with his wonderful swing style singing voice and was accompanied on the piano by Ben Huskinson whose

playing was superb. Seventeen year old Bert Evans Bevan acted as master of ceremonies and sister Alice led an enchanting rendition of "The Bare Necessities" and provided essential logistical support. Sinead Conneely 's tireless contribution was critical to the planning and smooth running of the event. Fortwilliam team members Chris Coady, Paul and Conor Whelan with Hugo Segrave worked hard to set the venue up and the decorations were breathtaking, especially the new bandstand decked with bunches of wheat and a with a roof of hydrangea blooms. After a delicious bowl supper by Eunice power, "The Booley House" led by Tom Hyland took to the stage, a top class display of Irish dancing was complimented by Irish music by the young O’Keeffe family and lovely singing acts. Paddy Jordan of Jordan auctioneers achieved excellent bidding for a tour of Harty Oysters Dungarvan, and a gourmet supper and wine for 6 at the Farmgate Cafe in the English market, Cork. Strong competition resulted in a top bid of 600 euros for a biscuit making masterclass at the reknown Summerhouse, Lismore.

Raglan Trail's Niall Conroy and Gosia Gasior pictured Kuba Gasior and Jolanta Gasior at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Booley House Singers, Becky McCloskey, Ellen Mc Closkey and Fiona Ahern, performing at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Wonderful raffle prizes were generously donated including a leg of lamb from McGraths butchers Lismore and lunch at Barons Bakery Cappoquin. FDI Lismore supplied elegant candlesticks which along with festoons of lights painstaking secured around the venue by Edward and John Fenton, created a lovely scene as darkness fell. If the ambient lighting was impressive, the lights and sound were technically perfect for the performers too. All thanks to Paddy Doheny and Connor his right hand man, from Premier Music Store who supported the event from start to finish. Not least providing the staging for the dancers and a special plinth for the grand piano which had an outing from Fortwilliam house to the stable yard marquee courtesy of Molloney Pianos where it was put to good use by Daniel Kearney and Ben Huskinson. The dedication of a young team of some 20 volunteers was remarkable. Old and new friends, and family, all worked together and were recognisable in their green Barnardos tee shirts cheerfully parking cars, serving food and drink, clearing plates, selling raffle tickets and singing and looking after everyone. One visitor, Carlos, from Colombia had no

idea that he would be quite so busy on his first night in Ireland ! Last but by no means least "Raglan Trail "a talented singing and guitar and fiddle playing duo, Niall and Goscha, found performing by Philippa Evans Bevan in a pub in Dublin, were the unforgettable reason why the song and enthusiastic dancing rolled into the early hours.Their repertoire was very popular, everyone joined in and literally danced the night away and the new day in, to round off a wonderful evening for Barnardos. Barnardos' Una Conroy's said that her husband asked her "how will you thank them?" to which she replied "I know in my heart the thanks that you want is the knowledge that you are genuinely helping the families that need support in Waterford." That's exactly what we wanted to do and no thanks are needed. Said Philippa "Positive Team work and the support of a very generous and supportive community created an evening which gave more pleasure than we could ever have imagined, above all it has generated funds which will make a difference to vulnerable children in Ireland who have not had the best start in life."

Mags McCarthy pictured performing at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Ben Huskinson performs at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Fergus Finaly, Barnardos CEO, speaks at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

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Patrick Evans Bevan performs at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Daniel Kearney performing at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

Jamie O'Keeffe performs at "Fortwilliam making a Song and Dance for Barnardos" at Fortwilliam House.

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Anthony Power, Managing Director, Mount Congreve Estate, Deirdre Adams, Benefit Organiser, Ray Sinnott, Estate Manager, Mount Congreve Estate, Tรกnaiste Joan Burton TD, Michael White, Garden Curator, Mount Congreve Estate, Ciara Conway TD, & Breda Ryan, Manager, Oasis House, at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015. Deirdre Adams, Benefit Organiser, Tรกnaiste Joan Burton TD, Breda Ryan, Manager, Oasis House, & Ciara Conway TD, at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Tรกnaiste Joan Burton TD, is presented with a Rhododendron plant, newly bred by Mount Congreve Gardens & now officially registered as Rhododendron Tรกnaiste Joan Burton, by (L-R) Ray Sinnott, Estate Manager, Mount Congreve Estate, Michael White, Garden Curator, Mount Congreve Estate, & Anthony Power, Managing Director, Mount Congreve Estate at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Sean O'Halloran, Tรกnaiste Joan Burton TD, & Breda Ryan, Manager, Oasis House, at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Eimear Kelly, Isabella Thorpe, Jane, Hannah & Sarah Murray at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Nell McGovern, Dorothea Keating & Marie Murphy at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Anne Malpass, Emer Henry, John Stokes & Valerie Madigan at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Sean O'Halloran, Anne Slattery, Claire Coughlan & Mary Dunne at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.


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Mount Congreve Garden Party raises €13,000 for Oasis House GLORIOUS sunshine arrived on cue in Mount Congreve for 250 guests at a Garden Party to benefit Oasis House, the women’s refuge in Waterford, on Saturday, 29th August.

Guests, including Tanaiste Joan Burton TD and Ciara Conway TD, were invited to take a stroll in the gardens with garden curator Michael White and his team on hand to guide. A cham-

pagne reception with jazz quartet followed on the lawns of the magnificent walled garden, which is in full bloom at this time of year. Guests mingled happily, sipping champagne and

chatting in the last of the Summer sun. A delicious supper prepared by caterer supremo Mary Grimes was then served in the main courtyard. Event organisers Deirdre

Adams and Ruth Murray were thrilled with the event which raised €13,000 for Oasis House.Warm and sincere thanks are due to Ray Sinnott and everyone at the Mount Congreve Estate

who hosted the event. A superb team of young volunteer helpers excelled themselves and ensured the event ran smoothly. Sponsors were Ardkeen Stores, Clem Jacob Hire,

SuperValu Kilbarry, The Strand, Dunmore East, Design House Print, Barrack Street and Satina Boutique, Tramore. (Photos by Garrett FitzGerald Photography)

Anita & Michael Thompson, Madelaine Gervais, Warren Palmer & Amy Murphy at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Clair Cotter-Shane, Elma Papathomas & Evelyn Morley at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Mary Doyle, Martin Donnelly, Francis & Ira O'Neill at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Grace Thompson, Phoebe Thorpe, Tánaiste Joan Burton TD, Ciara Conway TD, Catherine Malpass, Maeve Adams, Julie Stokes & Eve Delaney at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Deirdre Adams, Benefit Organiser, Tánaiste Joan Burton TD, Ruth Murray, Benefit Organiser, & Ciara Conway TD, at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Eve Delaney, Phoebe Thorpe, Grace Thompson & Maeve Adams at the Oasis House Waterford Benefit Garden Party in Mount Congreve Gardens on Saturday, August 29th, 2015.


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Entries sought for Waterford Business Awards THE Waterford Business Awards opened for entry on Monday, September 7th, and will celebrate and honour the very best in business across a variety of ten categories. Organised by Waterford Chamber and supported by Waterford City & County Council and WLRfm, the 2015/16 Awards were launched at the Medieval Museum, which was hosted by WLRfm’s Teresanne O’Reilly.

Speaking at the launch, Waterford Chamber President Michael O’Dwyer said: “Even after just one year, this event has become one of the main talking points on our calendar. This year we are delighted to announce, with the support of RIKON, we are opening online entries, so companies will be able to submit their entries through a safe and secure platform on the Waterford Chamber website. Thank you also to

our sponsors who have come on board for a second year, your support is very much appreciated. “Following on from the success of last year and from the hugely positive feedback we received, we are confident the level of entries will be of the highest standard and I look forward to celebrating with you all on March 4th next year in the beautiful setting of Faithlegg House Hotel for our gala dinner.”

Ciaran Cullen, Waterford Local Enterprise Office; Teresanne O’Reilly, WLRfm; Nick Donnelly, CEO Waterford Chamber, and Noel Kelly, NYPRO, at the launch of the Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum. [Leo Murphy]

The awards opened for entry on Monday, September 7th, until November 16th, 2015, where after a shortlist of 30 finalists will be announced and the gala awards ceremony will be held on Friday, March 4th, in Faithlegg House Hotel. The ten categories comprise of Arts & Culture, Tourism & Hospitality, Services, Food and Agri Business, Retail, Best Small Business, New Business, Innovation and Technology, Manufacturing and Industry, Community and Social Enterprise and an Overall Business of the Year award which will be sponsored by Waterford City and County Council. Last year’s Overall Winner was Dawn Meats and Commercial Director Paul Nolan endorsed the awards at the launch by saying: “This time last year we would have questioned whether we should put ourselves out there but I

Laurent Borla, Waterford Chamber Deputy President; Teresanne O’Reilly, WLRfm; Nick Donnelly, CEO Waterford Chamber, and John Norris, Genzyme, at the launch of the Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum.

Nick Donnelly, CEO Waterford Chamber; Paul Nolan, Commercial Director, Dawn Meats; Teresanne O’Reilly, WLRfm; Michael O’Dwyer, Waterford Chamber President, and John Noonan, Flahavan’s, launching the 2015/16 Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum. [Leo Murphy] can safely say right now it was worth it. It is not only fantastic to be recognised by your peers and receive the amount of publicity we did, but it creates a massive sense of pride within the team and we have had well wishes from clients all over the country and beyond. I couldn’t recommend the

Waterford Business Awards highly enough and would encourage everyone in business to enter. There are no losers in this.” The Business Awards are free to enter and are open to all businesses including non-members of Waterford Chamber. Entries can be submitted

online by going to www.waterfordchamber.ie or on the official entry form, which can be emailed to info@waterfordchamber.ie or posted to Waterford Chamber, 2 George’s Street, Waterford. See www.waterfordchamber.ie for full terms and conditions.

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Waterford Chamber President Michael O’Dwyer, Lena Murphy, WLRfm; John Noonan, Flahavan’s, and Fiona Kirwan, PwC, at the launch of the Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum. [Leo Murphy]

Billy Sweetman, PwC; Deirdre Houlihan, Faithlegg House Hotel; Waterford Chamber President Michael O’Dwyer and Danielle Whelan, RIKON, at the launch of the Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum. [Leo Murphy]

Desmond O’Flynn, Waterford Airport; Liam Moran, Faithlegg House Hotel; Caterina Dempsey, Tower Hotel, and Waterford Chamber President Michael O’Dwyer at the launch of the Waterford Business Awards at the Medieval Museum. [Leo Murphy]


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The Newsreader THE WEEK THAT WAS IN IT . . .

Better left unread “Privatisation is ultimately envisaged” for Irish Water WHO was it that famously said: “The British never remember and the Irish never forget”. Those words are probably as relevant today as they have ever been as along comes the news that Britain has refused to release archive material on paid Irish police informants from more than 100 years ago - amid fears that their descendants could be shunned or even targeted by dissident republicans. It is not only dissident republicans people would have to fear, but some people closer to home who would see that as a taint on a family, even three generations later.We still jokingly refer to those ‘who took the soup’ even though they do not know the origin or the real meaning of the phrase. According to a report in the Irish Independent this week, Irish historian Barry Keane argued that the 100-year-old file may hold vital clues to such critical events in Ireland as the Phoenix Park murders of 1882 and precisely what Britain knew about plans for a rising in the years before 1916. That’s all very well of course and the information would be valuable to historians and those who interpret events, establish facts and form public opinion. But this proposal is highly sensitive and there is no doubt that even in modern, progressive Ireland where the past is not as treasured as previously, some descendants of paid informers would undoubtedly suffer. Even the word ‘informer’ is still enough to send a chill down the spine of even the most innocent person today. While transparency and disclosure may be the watchwords of the

moment, aspirations much revered, though seldom practised, some things are best left in files to gather dust. Barry Keane believes this file is ‘absolutely critical to our accurate knowledge of major events in Irish history and there is clearly no reason why it cannot be released’. "It is patently obvious,” he told the Irish Independent, “that anyone mentioned in this file is now long since deceased." However, a UK Freedom of Information tribunal rejected Mr. Keane's appeal against the refusal by the British Home Office and the Metropolitan Police to release the files. The reasons cited by the tribunal for rejecting the application included the damage to the UK's ability to recruit informants and exposing their Irish descendants to boycott or even possible targeting by dissident republican elements. The majority "believed it is by no means fanciful to suggest that on revelation that a person's ancestor was an informer, elements of the local community might choose to shun him or her, causing them distress". Too right they would! However, a minority of the tribunal accepted all of Mr. Keane's arguments that not to release information of such antiquity "simply fails a very basic common-sense test". So, for the moment at least, people can sleep soundly in their beds, even though some of them may not even realise that an ancestor took his life in his hands to pass information to the enemy and probably lived to tell the tale.

CONTAGION is a terrible thing. In previous centuries to have contracted the contagion would have meant a swift death from some then incurable disease. In more recent times, the EU feared that the contagion of possible debt default by Greece might spread to other European countries under financial stress. Here at home, the contagion of not paying water bills has spread and since Irish Water announced that it has collected less than half of the water charges which were due, there has been a significant number of cancellations of direct debits to the beleaguered company. Consequently, Irish Water has done what it does best – apart from putting a positive spin on negative figures - it has ceased to speak on the subject of payment at all. According to the Irish Examiner this week: “the utility declined to confirm any figures on the grounds that other firms such as the ESB would not be asked to do so. Separately, it emerged that July’s Eurostat decision to keep Irish Water on the Exchequer books initially noted that “privatisation is ultimately envisaged”. That is a statement which confirms people’s beliefs and worst fears, Irish Water will in time be given over to the private sector. In a statement to the Irish Examiner amid recent claims by anti-water charge campaigners that thousands of people who paid their first bills are cancelling their direct debits due to the low levels of payment nationwide, an Irish Water spokeswoman said no figures will be made public. The spokeswoman said that while “amending and updating payment details” is a “standard function of

any utility”, the number of customers choosing to pay by direct debt is rising. On the question of payment methods Irish Water says that: “While customers can alter their payment method from one bill to the next, the number of customers choosing to pay by direct debit continues to rise as a total figure and as a proportion of total customers,” said the spokeswoman. If the truth be told, those who were paying the charge saw that they were in the 47% minority and decided to cross to the majority and cancel their direct debits. Right2Water said that they are aware of a growing number of people who paid their first bill but are choosing to no longer pay because they do not believe the utility will survive, adding that Irish Water has an obligation to provide this information as it is “in a completely different political scenario” to other firms such as the ESB. A Sunday Times question to Irish Water under the Freedom of Information Act, disclosed that the Eurostat ruling, which said Irish Water must continue to be on the Exchequer books, initially noted that “privatisation is ultimately envisaged”. The Central Statistics Office which got the message said that the Eurostat conclusion was “incorrect” and needed to be removed. “There are no statements by the Irish Government that privatisation is ultimately envisaged.” But the cat IS out of the bag, privatisation is being talked about in Europe and what Europe wants . . . . . !! It will be a long battle, but one which Irish Water is losing steadily.

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KIELY (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of John Kiely, late of Ballingown, Leamybrien, who died on 9th September, 2006.

COLLENDER (4th anniversary) – In loving memory of our mother Helen (Nell) Collender, late of Ballinavouga, Leamybrien, who died on 11th September, 2011. To forget you dear mother, We never will, For in our hearts, We all love you still. For every thought of you, There is a million tears, For the precious mother, We lost and loved so dear. When your time with us, Came to an end, You died as you lived, Everyone’s friend, X.

–Sadly missed by all your loving family. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th September, at 11 o’clock in Garranbane Church.

CUMMINS (50th anniversary) – In loving memory of Bridget (Birdie) Cummins, late of Ballycullane, Dungarvan, who died on 22nd September, 1965. A lot of things have happened, We wanted you to share, So many times we’ve needed you, And wished that you were here. Our lives are so much different now, But there’s a special place within our hearts, That’s always kept for you, To walk with us throughout our lives, So we feel close to you. Will those who think of her today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Always loved and remembered by Ann, Micheal, Tish and James. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at Dungarvan Community Hospital on Sunday, 13th September, at 10.00 a.m.

DEE (10th anniversary) – In loving memory of Teresa Dee, late of Ballymacmague, Dungarvan, who died on 9th September, 2005. R.I.P. –Always in my heart, never forgotten, Pat. FENNELL (32nd anniversary) – In loving memory of Annie Fennell, late of Ballyvoile, who died on 13th September, 1983. Anniversary Mass will be offered on Sunday, 13th September, at 10 o’clock in Ballinroad. Memory lane is a lovely place, Where thoughts are fond and true, We travel down that road each day, And always think of you. No matter how our lives have changed, Or whatever we may do, We will never forget those special years, The ones we spent with you. Will those who think of Annie today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Our hearts are full of memories, With pride we speak your name, Though life goes on without you, It will never be the same. Those special days will not return, When we were all together, But with love and memories, You will walk with us forever.

–Always loved and remembered by your daughters Agnes and Breda and their families. KIELY (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of my father John Kiely, Snr., late of Ballingown, Leamybrien, who died on 9th September, 2006. It need not be a special day, To bring you to our minds, For a day without a thought of you, Is very hard to find, For you are always with us, In our thoughts and in our hearts.

–Always remembered and loved, your daughter Ann; husband Ollie and grandchildren Jimmy, Johnny, Steven and Eric and great grandchild Fionn.

–Never forgotten, from your loving family, sons and daughters.

CONNERY (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of our father John, late of Ballingowan, Villierstown, Cappoquin, and formerly of Ballinamultina House, Clashmore, who died on 9th September, 2014. Rest in peace. A shadow walks beside us, Forever by our side, Always there to guide us, Ever since you died. No matter how our lives may change, No matter what we do, There is a place within our hearts, That is forever kept for you. Those who think of John today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Sadly missed and always remembered by your sons Niall, Padraig and Kieran. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Aglish, on Friday, 11th September, at 7.15 p.m.

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HARBOUR BRIDGE CLUB (3/9/2015) – 1st Ann M. Fitzgerald & Ann Stack; 2nd Mary Navin & Mary Kiely; 3rd Nellie Moloney & Margaret Clancy; 4th Declan O'Keeffe & Pat Stack; 5th Mary Murphy & Rita O'Mahony.

FLYNN (19th anniversary) – In loving memory of Thomas Flynn, late of Kilbrien Lower, who died on 8th September, 1996. May he rest in peace. Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for him.

DEE (10th anniversary) – In loving memory of Teresa Dee, late of Ballymacmague, Dungarvan, who died on 9th September, 2005. It was a sudden parting, Too bitter to forget, Those who loved you dearly, Are the ones who can’t forget. We often sit and think of you, And think of how you died, To think you could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes. You life was one of kindly deeds, A helping hand for others needs, Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories left behind. The blow was hard, the shock severe, To part with one we loved so dear, Our loss is great, we’ll not complain, But trust in God to meet again. Two tired eyes are sleeping, Two willing hands are still, The one who worked so hard for us, Is resting at God’s will. Our family chain is broken, Nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The links shall join again.

–Always remembered and loved by your daughters Laura, Sharon and Aoife and son Shane, XXX. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at 7.30 p.m. in Colligan Church on Saturday, 12th September.

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KIELY (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of my dear husband John Kiely, late of Ballingown, Leamybrien, who died on 9th September, 2006. Will those who think of John today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Always loved and remembered by his loving wife Biddy and family. Anniversary Mass will be offered at a later date in Kilrossanty Church on Friday, 2nd October, at 7.30 p.m.

McGRATH (2nd anniversary) – In loving memory of Redmond (Rennie) McGrath, late of Knockaneris, Clashmore, who died on 8th September, 2013. R.I.P. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 27th September, in St. Cronan’s Church, Clashmore, at 11.00 a.m. Two tired eyes are sleeping, Two willing hands so still, The one who worked so hard for us, Is resting at God’s will. We miss you from your fireside chair, Your loving smile and gentle air, Your vacant place no one can fill, We miss you father and always will. He was a father so very rare, Content in his home and always there, On earth he toiled, in Heaven he rests, God bless you father, you were one of the best.

–Always loved and never forgotten by your loving wife Maura; sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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MOYNIHAN (6th anniversary) – In loving memory of Bob who died on 17th September, 2009. A bouquet of beautiful memories, Sprayed with a million tears, Wishing God could have spared you, If just for a few more years. A silent grief that’s in our hearts, No human eye can see, For many a broken heart is hid, Beneath a smiling face. Those who think of Bob today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

NORTH (20th anniversary) – In loving memory of Fred North, late of Listigue, Ardmore, who died on 16th September, 1995. R.I.P., aged 66 years.

O’DONNELL (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of Michael O’Donnell, late of Ballydwan, Bunmahon, who died on 13th September, 2008.

God saw the road was getting rough, The hill was hard to climb, He gently closed your weary eyes, And whispered peace be thine.

Just a prayer from the family who loved you, Just a memory fond and true, In our hearts you will live forever, Because we thought the world of you. Down the path of memories, We sadly walk today, Our loving thoughts are with you, As life goes on its way. A day that’s filled with sadness, Returns to us today, It marks the day you left us, In such a sudden way. No sad farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

–Always in our thoughts, never forgotten by your loving family.

–Always remembered and missed by your wife Kitty. ––––––––––––––– WHISPERS Years have been passing, Since you have been gone, And although we can’t see you, Your presence is still strong. Your help and your guidance, Is so present and pure, And we know that you’re with us, Of this, we are sure. When we sit and remember you, With a slight smile on your face, Your love and your kindness, Could never be erased. The rawness is now passing, And your memory shines bright, Looking over our shoulders, Although, out of sight. And even through hard times, When we can’t hear a sound, Still, your whispers, Are all around.

–Ann, John, Clair, Mark, Con, Chris, Katie and Adam. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th September, in Kilbrien Church at 9.30 a.m.

MULCAHY (4th anniversary) – In loving memory of Patrick (Paddy) Mulcahy, late of Kilcronat, Ballynoe, Mallow, Co. Cork, who died on 12th September, 2011. Rest in peace. With every act of kindness, Every smile and word of cheer, You left behind a monument, In the hearts that miss you here.

–Forever with us, Margaret, Mary, Noel, Breda and Orla.

O’BRIEN (17th anniversary) – In loving memory of Matty O’Brien, late of Birmingham and Ballyguirey, whose Anniversary occurs on 15th September. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 15th September, at 10.00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital. We’d give the world if we could say, We’re going to see our Dad today, To hear his voice, to see his smile, To sit and talk with him a while.

–Sadly missed by your loving family.

–Always loved and sadly missed by your wife Rita and sister Catherine. ––––––––––––––– We think of you in silence, We talk about you too, We have some lovely memories, But we wish we still had you. Nothing can replace you, Nothing ever will, In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still.

–Love you always Dad, your daughters Julie, Michelle and Sarah. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th September, at 11 o’clock in St. Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen.

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AFFANE SUMMER BRIDGE (End of season party night) – The club held a party to mark the end of Summer Bridge season. Our President Mrs. Pat Murphy extended a warm welcome to all players and wished everyone a pleasant game of Bridge. Before presenting prizes to the winners the President thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the night hostesses the array of prizes work in preparing the hall, and the scorekeepers Maureen and Helen for helping over all the weeks of the Summer Bridge. Results – 1st Kay Barry & Claire Meaney; 2nd Maureen O'Neill & Helen Russell; 3rd Austin & Mary Fenton; 4th Una Mason & Kathleen O’Mahoney; 5th Mary Quinlan & Helen McCarthy; 6th Jenny Allen & Mary McCarthy. Mrs. Kay Barry, on behalf of our Summer Bridge friends, thanked the club for the warm welcome that had been extended to them during the Summer Bridge; also for the lovely prizes and party. Affane Bridge Club resumes on Monday 7th at 7.30 p.m.

O’ROURKE (8th anniversary) – Cherished memories of Liam O’Rourke, late of Clashmore, whose 7th Anniversary occurs on 17th September. Kind friends who think of Liam today, Say a little prayer.

Anniversary Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul on Sunday, 13th September, at 11.00 a.m., in Clashmore Church. –Sadly missed by your wife Anne and family at home and away. The person who doesn’t advertise knows what they’re doing – but no one else does! Call … 058-41205/42042 e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie


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Situations Vacant

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED IN ABBEYSIDE – To start mid/end September, to mind three children (aged 1, 4 and 6 years) in the children’s own home. Own transport required as school collections required. Part-time, 3 days/week. Ring: (086) 3649107 for more info. (18-9)

O’SHEA (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of Tim O’Shea, late of 3 Ballyrandle Drive, Ballinroad, who died on 13th September, 2008. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 13th September, at 10.00 a.m. in St. Laurence’s Church, Ballinroad. Softly the leaves of memories fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

–Lovingly remembered by your wife Eleanor; daughter Emer; son Peter; daughterin-law Mary; son-in-law Martin; grandchildren Ciara, Emily, Evan and Ellie.

VAN OWNERS REQUIRED FOR 6 WEEK CONTRACT – To deliver direc-tories to households and business in the East Cork and West Waterford areas. Call: Door to Door Distributors 01 4600046 or email recruitment2013@citypost.ie (11-9) INTERESTING POSITIONS AVAILABLE RELATING TO THE CARE-TAKING AREA – Ideally suited to semi-retired and retired people in Dungarvan and surrounding areas. Please reply in writing with C.V. to: Box No. 5529.

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EARN EXTRA CASH! – National Charity requires persons for part-time / full-time door-to-door fund raising venture. Please phone Patrick on 085-7332131 for details.

REQUIRED FOR THE WATERFORD AREA

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED TO MIND TWO SMALL CHILDREN – In their own home in Ardmore. Little boy is almost 4 and little girl 22 months. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Boy will be in pre-school in the mornings. Start date circa Tuesday, 22nd September. Please contact (086) 3619346. (18-9)

Successful candidate needs to be motivated, enthusiastic and experienced in Calving, Grass Management and with Machinery.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED – To mind 4 children in their own home in Old Parish (Monday – Thursday). Must have access to own car as school runs and extra curricular activities required. Non-smoker. Only genuine applicants please. Call: Louise on (087) 1259174 (after 6.00 p.m.) or email lou1seuit@gmail.com (18-9)

SOUTH TIPPERARY GENERAL HOSPITAL – CLONMEL

HOUSE AVAILABLE

Tel. 087-3398639

Part-Time Opportunities Shaws Department Stores are seeking enthusiastic people to join our Dungarvan team in the following positions:

General Nurses and Specialised Nurses

Part-Time Sales Assistants

(ICU, Theatre, ED)

Previous retail experience is desirable. A commitment to customer service is essential.

IMMEDIATE START – TEMPORARY CONTRACTS Please apply with cv and cover letter by Friday, September 18th, to dungarvan@shaws.ie

Apply in writing with CV and references to: PERSONNEL OFFICE, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Shaws are equal opportunities employers

Closing dates for applications is Friday, 18th September, 2015

Scoil Gharbháin Seisiún – Iar-Scoile

Mount Melleray Abbey RYAN (10th anniversary) – In loving memory of Madge Ryan, late of Knockalisheen, who died on 6th September, 2005. Your life was love and labour, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you.

–Always remembered by your sons Jim, John, Paddy Joe and Fr. Willie; daughters Nuala, Maureen and Carmel; your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Notice to Advertisers It is a condition of acceptance of advertisements orders that the proprietors do not guarantee the insertion of any particular advertisement on a special date or at all. Although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers; further they do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccurracy in the printing of any advertisement. They reserve the right to refuse or alter any advertisement, no matter by whom or where accepted for publication; also to discontinue the publication of any advertisements previously published. Advertisements paid or otherwise are therefore accepted only subject to the above conditions. The advertiser undertakes to indemnify the proprietors against all liability for any civil action arising out of publication of the advertisement. (ind.)

CAPPOQUIN, CO. WATERFORD www.mountmellerayabbey.org

Guest House Accommodation Assistant Required Please apply in writing to email:

mmaaccounts@eircom.net

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Celine and family wish to thank all who called to the house, attended and helped in any way at Danno’s funeral. We thank the Doctors and Nursing staff who looked after him; our neighbours and friends for the amazing work they did; the Priests who concelebrated the Funeral Mass and a special thanks to Ray and the Choir; and also those who contacted us with kind cards and messages and those who contributed to the  Cystic Fibrosis Association in his honour. Holy Mass offered for everyone’s intentions.

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Cúntóir ag teastáil don Seisiún Iar-Scoile. Is post páirtaimseartha é seo, ar chonradh de thréimhse áirithe ama ó Dheireadh Fómhair 2015 – Meitheamh 2016. 10 uair sa t-seachtain ar a laghad. Sonraíocht an Iarrathóra: • Gaeilge de chaighdeán ard, scrúdófar í seo le linn an agallaimh. • Taithí i suíomh chúram leanaí • Cur chuige páiste lárnach • Eolas ar rialacháin agus reachtaíocht maidir le Cúram Leanaí. • Scileanna maithe cumarsáide • Sásta uaireanta solúbtha a oibriú Seol d’iarratas i bhfoirm cv chuig Katrina Ní Bhroin, Bainisteoir, Seisiún Iar-Scoile, Scoil Gharbháin, Clais na Lachan, Dún na Mainistreach, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phortláirge. Roimh nó ar an 18/09/2015. Is fostaitheoir Comhionannas deiseanna é Bord Bainistíochta Scoil Gharbháin

Naíonra Garbhán Cúntóir Stiúrtha ag teastáil do Naíonra Garbhán. Is post páirtaimseartha, ar chonradh de thréimhse áirithe ama é seo ó Deireadh Fómhair 2015 – Meitheamh 2016, 3½ uair a chloig in aghaidh an lae, Luan – Aoine. Sonraíocht an Iarrathóra: • Gaeilge d’ard chaighdeán scrúdófar í seo le linn an agallaimh. • FETAC léibhéal 5 nó cáilíochtaí de chomh chaighdeán • Taithí de dhá bhliain ar a laghad i suíomh chúram leanaí • Eolas ar rialacháin agus reachtaíocht maidir le Cúram Leanaí. • Cur chuige páiste lárnach • Scileanna maithe cumarsáide • Sásta uaireanta solúbtha a oibriú Iarrataisí i bhfoirm C.V. chuig Ciara Ní Chuirrín Haynes, Bainisteoir, Naíonra Gharbhán, Clais na Lachan, Dún na Mainistreach, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phortláirge. Roimh nó ar an 18/9/2015. Is fostaitheoir Comhionannas deiseanna é Naíonra Garbhán.

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THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, Dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then, in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. (Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication, and favour will be granted). Never known to fail. J.C. A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) – O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me therein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein you are my Mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (3 times). Holy Mother I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Holy Spirit you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from You in eternal glory. Thank You for Your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favour is granted. J.C. THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, Dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then, in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. (Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication, and favour will be granted). Never known to fail. J.D.

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DEISE BRIDGE CLUB (7/9/2015) – 1st Cora Queally & Eleanor Power; 2nd Kay Kirwan & Aida O'Neill; 3rd Kathleen Phelan & Paddy Lannen; 4th Des O'Toole & Sheila Veale.


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RIVER TRIPS

SERVICES AVAILABLE

FROM YOUGHAL www.blackwatercruises.com

Deadline for all adverts is 10.00 a.m. each Tuesday

087-9889076

Telephone: (058) 41205 / 42042 e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.com MUNSTER TRUCK, TRAILER AND BUS SERVICES – Tachograph Calibration and Installation • Speed Limiter Installation and Repair • DOE Preparation • Servicing • Sand Blasting • Spray Painting • Contact: Gerard on 058-68855 or 087-2884113 • www.truckrepairs.ie • info@truckrepairs.ie • Garryduff, Colligan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. (ind.)

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Tree Felling

HEALY TREE FELLING AND LANDSCAPING – Fully insured and certified. Specialising in tree felling, tree pruning and reducing, chipping and removal, landscaping and garden construction including grass and hedge cutting, lawn laying, gravel gardens, paving, decking and fencing Contact: Eamonn (085) 7784335. (16-10)

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TIMBER SIDE GATES – Pressure Treated, Painted, €200 Fitted. Entrance Gates €600; T-Bar Clotheslines €150. Delivered. We supply and fit Gates all areas of Co. Waterford. Tel. (087) 2549996 / www.grangeironcraft.ie (20-11)

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COMERAGH LANDSCAPING – The landscaping professionals. Garden design and layout. Planting, water features, patios, stonework, kerbing, fencing, etc. Lawn laying turfed and seeded. For a professional and affordable service contact Paul Curran (087) 2908403. www.comeraghlandscaping.ie (ind.)

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Soccer Coaching

SOCCER COACHING – Vinny Sullivan runs Just4Strikers Soccer Coaching School in Dungarvan every Sunday morning, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., for Boys and Girls aged between 6–14 years old. For more information call Vinny on (087) 7501059. (25-9)

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COMPUTER AND LAPTOP REPAIRS – On Site Repairs, Set-ups, Upgrades, Data Recovery and Training. Virus and pop-up removal. Qualified computer Engineer and Trainer. 20 years experience. Reasonable rates. House calls. Tel. Shane Deevy (087) 9872006. (ind.)

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EXPERIENCED FUN AND CREATIVE CHILDMINDER – Working from home in Spring Meadows, Dungarvan, can offer full and part-time placements from September 2015. Own children going to Glenbeg National School. If you have a requirement for spaces please contact Siobhan 087 6326611. (11-9)

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Heating & Plumbing

EOIN WALSH HEATING & PLUMBING – Extensions, Bathroom Revamp, Boiler Service with Combustion Analysis, Boiler and NonBoiler Stoves Fitted. For all your heating and plumbing needs call (087) 2749497. (18-9)

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DECORATING SERVICE – All internal / external painting. New house spraying before second fix. Tired old kitchen units hand-painted, hygiene coatings. Epoxy floor paint systems. Qualified local tradesmen. Free estimates. Insurance work. Fully insured. VAT registered. Call: Prodec Painters. Padraig (087) 7730520. Steve (086) 8410901. (31-12)

MURRAY’S ROOFING DUNGARVAN – Re-roofing specialists. Slate/Tile • flat roofs • guttering/downpipes • chimney work • chimney cowls • ridge tiles • lead flashing lead valleys • supply/fit roof velux windows • UPVC fascias/soffits • insurance work undertaken • all work holds a full written guarantee • all areas covered • For a free written quotation and emergency work call Paul on (058) 43992, mobile (086) 2109547. (ind.)

ATTENTION – LEAKING ROOFS SEALED INSTANTLY – €10.00 a square metre. Slating, Tiling, Re-roofing, Torch-on Felt a Speciality. Lead Valleys and Chimney Flashing Renewed. Emergency repairs carried out. Estimates free without obligation. All work fully guaranteed. Very keen prices assured. Also Old Slate Roofs Restored with Aquaseal. Contact: Ger O’Connor, Dungarvan Roof Sealers, anytime, on (089) 2094228. (2-10)

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SPRING BARLEY STRAW FOR SALE – Round and Square Bales. Tel. (087) 9252554. (11-9)

STAIRS CUSTOM JOINERY 087 2420124

TIMBER FOR SALE – All Ash. Dungarvan Area. Tel. (086) 1964504 after 6.00 p.m.

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Joe Coffey Blinds & Curtains

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Re-Upholstery

RE-UPHOLSTERY, CARPETS, CURTAINS, FURNITURE – Free estimates in your own home. Collection and delivery. Sofas and Couches made to order. Curtains and Pelmets made to measure. Extensive range of fabrics to choose from. Colour co-ordinating service free in Showrooms. A visit to our Showrooms is a must. Open Monday to Saturday incl. All work guaranteed. Ned O’Connell, Seafield, Youghal. Tel. (024) 93106.

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Language Dept.

DÉISE COLLEGE LANGUAGE DEPT. – Now enrolling for Irish; English; French; German and Spanish grinds. Exam focussed up to Leaving Cert. Higher Level. Our teachers have had students obtaining first place in Ireland on several occasions over last few years. Phone: Alan on (058) 48623. (25-9)

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Counselling Psychotheraphy

AFFORDABLE COUNSELLING/PSYCHOTHERAPY, Dungarvan – Personal Counselling for Adults, Adolescents and Children. Member of IACP and PSI. Contact: Dr. Kay McKiernan (Psychology) 086-8578521 • email: kay@aonahouse.com (31-12)

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Yoga Suain

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER – Tuesday in Park Hotel. Pregnancy & Hypnobirthing 7–8 p.m. Continuous Beginners 8–9 p.m. Wednesday in Park Hotel. Intermediate 8–9 p.m. Thursday in Park Hotel. Gentle Morning 10–11 a.m. Beginners 11.00 a.m. – 12 noon. Thursday in The Rehearsal Hub. Continuous Beginner 7–8 p.m. Friday in Bioactive Gym. Iron Yoga 7–8 p.m. Special Offer 9 classes for €80. Contact: Mary 087 6977426 / www.yogasuain.com (ind.)

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Irish Dancing

MULLEN/LAKE SCHOOL OF DANCING – Irish Dancing have resumed in the Causeway Tennis Club, Abbeyside, at 11.00 a.m. All grades are welcome. Contact: (087) 2052170. (11-9)

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Learn To Dance

LEARN TO DANCE (Qualified Teacher) – Social / Ballroom / Rock ‘n’ Roll / Latin. Beginners Dance Class. St. Mary’s Primary School Hall, Dungarvan, on Wednesday, 23rd September, at 7.30 p.m. Enquiries: (087) 6656234.

27 GRATTAN SQUARE, DUNGARVAN 058 41506 / 087 0518333 Roller Blinds • Wood Venetian • Vertical • Roman • Velux Roof Blinds • Aluminium Venetian Selection of Wooden & Aluminium Curtain Poles now in stock Curtain Material, Lining & Tapes SELECTION OF READY-MADE CURTAINS IN STOCK 40% OFF WOOD VENETIAN BLINDS OPENING HOURS Monday – Saturday 10.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

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TARMACADAM & TAR & CHIPPINGS – Drainage and Kerbing. Michael Fennell, Stradbally, (086) 8342233 / (051) 293943. (ind.)

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Supervised Study

DÉISE COLLEGE SUPERVISED STUDY – Now enrolling. Various evening and weekend options. Providing an environment conducive to making the most of your study time. Phone: Alan on (058) 48623. (25-9)

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Guitar Lessons!

GUITAR LESSONS! – Playing your favourite songs in 6–8 weeks. Or money back! €15/lesson. Will travel to you. Call: Brian (087) 2686433 to arrange first lesson. (25-9)

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Poultry

HY-LINE POINT OF LAY PULLETS AVAILABLE – Near lay. Tel. Ryan (025) 27299. (23-10) TURKEYS FOR SALE – White and bronze. 6 weeks old. Healthy. Vaccinated stock. All Hens. Connolly’s Poultry (087) 2551789. (25-9)

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Vehicles For Sale

LARGE VAN / SMALL TRUCK – VWLT 46. 2006. Great bargain with only 106,000km. One driver. Excellent condition. €5,500 o.n.o. Tel. (087) 2508846. (25-9)

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1st–6th YEARS – Déise College Grinds now enrolling. Small class sizes. Excellent teachers with vast teaching and correcting experience. Aiming to help you achieve your maximum. Phone: Alan on (058) 48623. (25-9)

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GRINDS IN BIOLOGY, SCIENCE – Highly qualified teacher with many years experience. Excellent results. Tel. (087) 4149949. (11-9)

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Samaritans

W O R R I E D ? D I S T R E S S E D ? SUICIDAL? – Whatever you're going through, we're here to listen and help, 24 hours a day, every day. Call SAMARITANS in confidence Freephone 116 123, or e-mail us jo@samaritans.org (ind.)

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SHERRY FITZGERALD REYNOLDS LETTINGS – Urgently require Houses and Apartments TO LET in all areas of Dungarvan and West Waterford. Please contact Gerardine Reynolds on 087 2458848 / 058 23444. (ind.) TO LET – Lismore, one mile up in the foothills, one bedroom furnished granny flat, grant adjusted for qualified person who would help with care of home and property. A person of good character. Car a necessity. References required Tel. 058 53447. (11-9) CLONEA BEACH – House to let. Suitable for professional couple. Oil fired central heating. €700 per month. Tel. (085) 8583689. (11-9)

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GALVANISED GATES – Barriers, Cubicles, Cattle Crush Panels, Cow Mats. Ryan Brothers, Ballymacarbry / www.ryanbrothers.ie / Laurence (087) 7994737. (ind.)

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DEAD & DISABLED CATTLE COLLECTED IN ALL AREAS – Ring: Fitzgerald’s Licensed Knackery, Coolagown. (025) 36662 or (086) 8193202 / (087) 8193202. (ind.) PEDIGREE TEXEL RAMS AND SHEARLINGS FOR SALE – Tel. (024) 97357 or (087) 9926751. (ind.)

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THE SUNFLOWER SHOP – Supporting Waterford Hospice City & County – Welcomes donations of Clothes, Brica-Brac, Furniture and Toys, etc., in good condition. We also recycle Old Clothes / Linen. House Clearances welcome. Happy to collect. Call HELEN. We are located at Main Street, Kilmacthomas. Tel. (087) 2756576. (ind.)


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Martina Power, Michelle Foley and Roisin Coffey pictured at the St. Declan's Community College, Kilmacthomas, Debs Ball at The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. [David Clynch Photography]


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St. Declan’s Community College Debs Ball Held in The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel Photographs by David Clynch John Kennedy and Orla Flynn

Emily White and Aidan Murphy

Ryan Phillips and Roisin Leonard

Jake Phillips and Fiona Cummins

Katie Foran and Stephen Keane

Conor Whelan and Hazel Fitzgerald

Mairead O'Meara and Steven Lannon

Danielle Crowley and Thomas Shaw-Hamilton

Michael Hassett and Karen Cullinane

Laura Power and Jim Kirwan

Danny Sutton and Andrea Casey


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Amy Mackey and Eoin Skehan

Petra McDonough and Dylan O'Brien

Sinead O'Sullivan and John Crowley

Craig Tyrrell and Niamh Dunphy

Martina Power and Christopher Morrison

Adam Mylett and Roisin Coffey

Margaret Ann Walsh and Michael Behan

Aisling Hally and Andrew Fahey

Luka Costello and Aine Whelan

Elaine Grogan and Billy Nolan

Cora Anne Sheehan and Ryan Murray

Christopher Mackey and Katherine Hally


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St. Declan’s Community College Debs Ball Held in The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel Photographs by David Clynch Kelly Galvin and Mark Walsh

Megan Barry and Kayleigh Stoka

Sarah Coe and Aine Whelan

Katie Harrington and Danny Laffan

Calum Lyons and Sabrina Behan

Hannah Flynn and Eddie Meaney

Rachel Keane and Ivor Palmer

Eimear O'Herlihy and Conor Brown

Jane Butler and Peter Cummins

Ryan Foster and Hannah Legg

Brian Griffin and Alice Gourlay

Niamh Kiely and Killian Harris

Briona Fennell and Daniel Mulcahy

Jodie Kiely and Patrick Ryan

Simona Balanuta and Aaron Keogh

Brandon Keane and Fiona O'Herlihy

Josh Moore and Lauren Hughes

Dearbhla Barron and Cian Hally

Anna Johnson and Jordan O'Sullivan

Alan Fitzsimons and Sibéal Harney

Pa Whyte and Michaela Houlihan

Caoimhe Kelly and Kieran Power

Clare O'Hara and Derek Phelan


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Dungarvan CBS Debs Ball Held in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan Photographs by Pat Crowley Michael Phelan and Emily Power

Michael Kiely and Aoife Houlihan

Rob Shine and Niamh Whyte

Casey Patmore and Maggie Goulden

David Longan and Petra McDonough

Colin Drummey and Eimear Donnelly

Aaron Donnelly and Sarah Keohane

Donagh Looby and Claire Fennell

Lee Donnelly and Shona Burke

Conor Behan and Sinead Harney


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Aaron Whelan and Kayleigh Veale

Donnachadha Kirwan and Emma Kiely

Mike Kearns and Taylor Murray

Luke Foran and Emily Quinn

Kealon Coward and Libby Whelan

Darragh Hayes and Katie Hayes

Shane Organ and Rachel Daly

Michael Cronin and Caitríona O’Brien

Daniel Coleman and Orla Heussaff

Paul Curran and Rachel Troy

Cian Culloo and Carissa Cliffe

Dane McCarthy and Lucie O’Shea


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Eamon Crotty and Megan O’Connor

Micheál Culloo and Eimear Shanley

Luke Rossiter and Tara Healy

Alan Cliffe and Megan Walsh

Patrick O’Dwyer and Carmella Iannotta

Adam Carey and Natasha O’Brien

Paul Curran and Chloe O’Halloran

Cian Roche and Hannah McDermott

Dean O’Brien and Kirsten O’Connor

Billy Looby and Mary Kate Clancy

P. J. Coffey and Dearbhaile McMullan

Mitch O’Brien and Niamh Seaward


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

NEWSREEL … Anxious or Depressed?

COME to our Support Group Meeting in Dungarvan. Venue: Deise Day Care, Dungarvan, Community Centre, Mitchel Street. Date: Every Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. Helpline: 1890 303 302. You are not alone! (ind.)

Barony of Gaultier Lecture BARONY of Gaultier Historical Society is delighted to announce the first of its Autumn series of lectures. This lecture which will be presented by Professor Peter Woodman, is tilted “Filling Empty Prehistoric Landscapes: The Case of the South East”. The venue is the Ocean Hotel, Dunmore East and the time is 8pm on Thursday, 10th September. Admission is €5 The lecture will look at evidence of pre-history from the beginning of Ireland’s continuous human presence from about 10,000 years ago. It will see what is known about the South East as well as looking at where traces of early settlement can be found. Peter Woodman, BA, PhD, DLitt (QUB) is a graduate in Archaeology from The Queen’s University of Belfast. He was first employed as Assistant Keeper of Pre-historic Antiquities at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. He has carried out excavations at Mt. Sandel, Co Derry and Newferry, Co Antrim. He was appointed Professor of Archaeology at UCC in 1983. Since then he has excavated at Ferriter’s Cove, Co. Kerry, and Killuragh Cave, Co. Limerick

175th Anniversary of St. James’ Church THE 175th Anniversary of St. James’ Church, Ballinameela, Cappagh, will be held on Saturday, 19th September, 2015, at the Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m. Bishop Alphonsus Callinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, will be chief celebrant at the Mass.

Dungarvan Dramatic Club AFTER an eventful and exciting summer, Dungarvan Dramatic Club swung back into action this week, when rehearsals began in earnest for its upcoming production of “A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant” by Tom Murphy. In May the Club was thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Almi and Shawn Clerkin from Erie, Pennsylvania to Dungarvan. In 2010 a group of 20 DDC member made an historical trip to Pennsylvania and under the direction of Margaret Dennehy, staged “Strange Are the Ways of Pegasus” and “Faint Voice” at the Erie Playhouse Theatre. The Club received a most hospitable and wonderful welcome from Erie Playhouse, the City of Erie and all the people we met in Erie so it was an honour to return that welcome to Almi and Shawn from Erie Playhouse. Almi and Shawn were here in Dungarvan to catch up with old acquaintances and also renew their marriage vows. In June DDC was honoured to be invited to a garden party hosted by President Michael D Higgins in Aras an Uachtarain, to acknowledge the huge contribution

Ring & Old Parish Parochial Council News OLD PARISH - CEMETERY MASS We would like to send an open invitation to our Cemetery Mass in Old Parish. This event will take place on Sunday the 13th September. The Mass will be held at 11:30 am with refreshments afterwards in Halla Colmáin. The event will take place outdoors weather permitting! For more updates please visit our website at www.anrinnseanphobal.ie AN SEAN PHOBAL – AIFREANN NA REILIGE Ba mhaith linn cuireadh oscailte a thabhairt don bpobal teacht go dtí Aifreann na Reilige sa Sean Phobal. Ceiliúrfar an t-aifreann ar an Domhnach 13ú Meán Fómhair @ 11.30 r.n. agus cuirfear sólaistí ar fáil ina dhiaidh in Halla Colmáin. Beidh an t-aifreann ar siúl amuigh faoin aer ag brath ar an aimsir!! Chun an t-eolas is déanaí a fháil tabhair cuairt ar ár suíomh idirlín www.anrinnseanphobal.ie

made by amateur drama groups throughout Ireland. The Club was ably represented by Pádraigín Ní Chadhla and Margaret Dennehy at this memorable afternoon. In July the Club decided to partake in an exercise of ‘decluttering’, when a group of members gathered at our storage facility to sort out and catalogue all the sets, props, furniture, costumes, etc. collected by the Club over many, many years! It proved to be a very enjoyable trip down memory lane as we reminisced on past productions and tried to match the props to the plays – the collapsible rocking chair? a packet of wonderful Woodbine cigarettes? a pair of double gusset knickers? framed pictures of the Sacred Heart and John F. Kennedy? So all in all… a rather productive day with plenty of fun, reminiscing and laughs thrown in. And so now onto our next project…a production of “A Crucial Week” directed by Ruaidhri de Paor. Ruaidhri held readings in June and this week was the first gathering of the full cast for this wonderful comedy about an unfunny situation! The full cast is as follows: John Joe Moran – Liam

Ryan, Mona – Grace O’Sullivan, Mrs. Julia Moran – Pádraigín Ní Chadhla, Peteen Mullins – Des Feeney, Tom Moran – Ruaidhri de Paor, Uncle Alec – David Mansfield, Mrs. Smith – Margaret Dennehy, Agnes Smith – Louise Bradley, Mr. Malachy Brown – Con O’Sullivan, Packey Garvey – Brian Pattwell, Miko Feeley – Joe Kelly, Fr. Brendan Daly – Pat Power, Pension Man – Dave Pollock. A wonderful cast comprising of faces old and new! While Ruaidhri is putting the cast through their paces and the characters are diligently learning their lines, the rest of the Club members will be forming a Production Team, so if you would like to be involved in the production but have no desire to tread the boards, we have plenty of vacancies on the team to be filled. Lighting – Would you like to be the person to provide ‘pools of light’ or ‘colour gradients’ on the stage with a nonchalant click of a mouse button? Sound – Gone are the days of trolling into a recording studio with coconut shells, bulbous car horns and watermelons! Now it’s all done on a lap-

Pádraigín Ní Chadhla & Margaret Dennehy arriving at Aras an Uachtarain for the President's garden party top and vast sprawling exchanges of mp3 files! Set Building – If wandering around during rehearsals, banging in nails noisily, sawing bits of wood into the designated shape or slapping paint on a flat or two excites you, then this is the job for you! Back Stage Hands – If you can lift heavy things and own lots of black clothes, you’re a shoe in for this job! But watch out not to get caught on stage there are legendary tales of Stage Hands who have spent entire scenes trying to hide behind a standard lamp or under a coffee table! Continuity – The ‘prompt’, as he or she is often known, is an oft-tormented soul, mandated to pay attention to every single performance and work out whether actors have forgotten their lines or are pausing

for overly dramatic effect, or possibly choking on the cucumber sandwich that they have bitten into before giving a gasp of surprise! Costumes – If you have the ability to tuck a sewing machine under one arm while measuring an inside leg measurement with the other, then this is the job for you! Front of House Staff – You know what these people do…they show you to your seats, sell you raffle tickets, serve you tea, coffee and bikkies at the interval – either they are club members who are looking to get in for free or they are actors being punished for previous inept performances! So come one and all and join our eclectic Production Team for the most fun you’ll have had this year. Call Lisa on 086 3244175 to join us.

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Alzheimer Society Saturday Club INVITATION on Saturday, 12th September, 2015, from Alzheimer Society Saturday Club Entertainment with Eddie Bennett (music and song) in Deise Day Care Centre, Mitchell Street, Dungarvan, from 2–4 p.m. Light refreshments provided For further information please phone: 086 8362619.

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ANNUAL FUN RIDE The Annual fun Ride hosted by Ballysaggart Community Development Company in aid of the Ballysaggart Community Center Redevelopment Fund will take place next Sunday, September 13th from the Community Centre. A new, scenic route is being planned for this year so an exciting day out across the Ballysaggart countryside is assured.

Registration from 12:30 at the Community Centre, Take Off at 1.30. Refreshments served on return. A meeting to discuss the final details and preparation of the Fun Ride will take place on Thursday, September 10th at 8:30 in the Community Centre. There is a huge amount of work involved so anyone who can help is asked to contact any committee member if they are unable

to attend the meeting. The Fun Ride is a fund raiser for the redevelopment of the Community Center and any help would be greatly appreciated. WEDDING BELLS Congratulations to Jamie Walsh and Natalie Byrne who were married recently. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together. NEW ARRIVAL Congratulations to Christy Murphy and Karen Hannon on the birth of

their baby boy recently. Wishing you all health and happiness for the future. COMMUNITY COUNCIL 45 CARDS RESULTS 1st: Margaret Parker and Stephen Cunningham. 2nd: Bertie Neville and Sheila Lonergan. Lucky Tables: Dan Howard and Pat Kirby. Tickets: Stephen Cunningham, Delia Cashell and Mary Whelan. JUNIOR CERTIFICATE

RESULTS Best of luck to all the students from Ballysaggart and their classmates who are collecting their Junior Cert results this week. BALLYSAGGART COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SOCIAL DANCE The September Social Dance will take place on Friday the 11th, from 9:00 to 11:00 pm in the Community Centre.

Ballymacarbry WHIST Hope you had a good Summer break. Soon we are back to the darker evenings and we prepare to return to our game of Whist which takes place in Ballymacarbry Community Centre on alternate Wednesday nights.

Newcomers will be made very welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there on Wednesday night, 16th September at 7.45 pm. Results from July 22nd 2015: Mary Ryan, Nora Harte, Lizzie Byrne, Brigid Walshe, Margaret O’Grady,

Nora Whelan, Anna Thompson and Eileen McGrath. NIRE VALLEY VOICES Local Choir, Nire Valley Voices are resuming practice on Monday, September 14th, 2015, at 8 pm, in Ballymacarbry Community Centre. We would very

much welcome any new members, male or female, who would like to join for singing and craic! No auditions, just come along and join in on Monday, 14th September in Ballymacarbry Community Centre, at 8 pm. Any queries, contact Dorothy

087 9235494. YOGA CLASSES Gentle Yoga Classes will start up at Ballymacarbry Community Centre on Monday, September 14th from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. €48 for 6 classes or €10 per class. Contact Dorothy 087 9235494 to book a place.


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Kill COMERAGH WILD FESTIVAL Enjoy this wilderness poem by Tom Power to mark the occasion of the “WORDS Goes Wild Event” on 19th September as part of the Comeragh Wild Festival: Sitting around a campfire, man woman and child, all part of a festival called Comeragh Wild. The last rays of the sun, your eyes they will dazzle, as westwards it goes in search of Hy-Brazil. The nfamili become nfamiliar as darkness is falling, strange shadows appear, like ghosts coming calling. Writers and artists, songsters and poets, all members of WORDS on the famed Copper Coast. As the darkness engulfs us, and the fire is now glowing, poems past and present will soon be flowing. The sparks from the campfire float into the sky, the breeze telling stories of days now gone bye. Like the scribes and bards in those day of yore, all at one with nature, no window no door. As I gaze at the heavens I see Orion and the plough, the past the present, and the then and the now. Step away from the new world; take a trip back in time, WORDS and strong tea, and hopefully moonshine. So come and join us, let the modern behind, and for just a few hours, take a walk in the wild. – Tom Power HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING I am delighted to hear that the late Bridget Murray’s annual coffee morning in aid of the Hospice continues on in her memory: Please join us for this year’s coffee morning on Thursday, 17th September, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm in Kill Community Centre and celebrate the fantastic achievements over the past decades. May she rest in peace and give us all a big smile from heaven on the day. BIRTHDAY WISHES A very happy birthday to Catherine Mooney who celebrates her big day this week – have a fabulous day Catherine! COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST A warm welcome to Mary Kiersey, Complementary Therapist from Kilmacthomas who will commence treatments in Kill Community Centre on Tuesday next (15th September). To book an appointment with her for a session of healing and relaxation, or for more information, please contact her on 087 6847 956. It’s great to

have this service on our doorstep. FUNDRAISING NIGHT A fundraising night in aid of “Nadine’s Cancer Battle” will take place next week Friday, 18th September in Kirwan’s Bar with a BBQ, live music and fantastic prizes – including a TV and a hotel break! Baby Nadine Quajjit Flynn, daughter of Sarah Flynn from Kill and Karim Quajjit (Itlay) is just 15 months old and was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. She is currently undergoing intensive treatment in Crumlin, however there is a strong chance of a relapse. Let’s all get together and give her a chance to receive the best possible treatment by supporting this trust which will be essential to cover medical costs to come. If you can’t make the night, please show your support by purchasing a ticket (and be in with a chance to win great prizes!) Tickets are now available – contact Kirwan’s Bar in Kill for details. EXERCISE CLASSES Exercise Classes will commence in Kill Community Centre this Wednesday 10th September with the kids getting a great fun class at 5 pm to 5.45 pm while adults of all capabilities are catered for with a circuit class from 6 pm to 7 pm. Classes are €5 per person with discount schemes available. Contact Brian Cuddihy on 087 9817 001 for more information. KILL ACTION GROUP The next meeting of the Kill Action Group will be on Tuesday, 15th September at 7 pm in Kill Community Centre. We have had a great number of suggestions for the way forward and are hoping to inform everybody of the plans compiled from these ideas. It would be great to have more people involved in the planning which is meant to be of benefit for the entire community – individuals, businesses, clubs, schools – the more people involved in the planning process, the clearer the picture of future developments will become! After a short meeting, a delegation from Kill will travel to Bonmahon to discuss a very exciting project which is being rolled out along the communities of the Copper Coast. Watch this space for more details! NEWS FROM KILL COMMUNITY CENTRE Wow! What a week it’s been in our first week of providing our After School Club Service – it’s fantastic to see all the children making new friends and having so much fun. A huge thank you to all parents who have

registered their children with us. We are delighted to receive all the feedback and comments on how this service allows parents to be more flexible with work commitments or save on trips for collection from school. If there is interest, we are considering organising camps for school holidays and early collection from school as required. Exciting times ahead! Contact Louise for more information on 087 6942 933. Well done to Niamh Kirwan on successfully establishing her treatment clinic here at the centre every Thursday. We would like to wish you all the best for the upcoming months, there shall be shiny nails and glowing complexion all around! Our Chiropodist will be back in the centre on Wednesday 23rd September. Pre-booking is essential. We are delighted to see so many returning for a chat to our Open Cafe every Tuesday and Thursday – it’s wonderful to have this social outlet for a couple of mornings! Congratulations to all who helped complete a (6+, yet taxing!) jigsaw puzzle last week, I shall not name you but we are all proud of you! Our very first newsletter was sent out by e-mail recently – copies are displayed in all public places around the village and printed versions are available at the shop. If you have any queries, would like a copy of the newsletter sent to you, more information or book for one of the events, please contact us on 087 4133 522 or by email to killccentre@gmail.com. All events and services were inspired by your suggestions and wishes earlier this year, so thank you for your great ideas! KANGOO CLUB KILL Our club in Kill has been going from strength to strength – thank you all for truly enjoyable classes over the past weeks! New members are most welcome, at any stage, to join this fun exercise- contact Christina on 086 3043 214 or find us on Facebook for more information or to book your boots. Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.15 pm in Kill Community Centre. PARENT & TODDLER GROUP The Tiny Tots parent and toddler group is back again every Thursday morning from 10 am till 12 noon at Dunhill Multi-Education Centre from 10th September. Parents, Grandparents and childminders – all are welcome with babies or toddlers for a lovely morning’s play and a cuppa.

SWCC, Sportif Waterford Cycling Club out for a spin on the Copper Coast recently, For more fabulous pictures and news from the Copper Coast, please visit the Copper Coast Calendar on Facebook. [Orlaith Hamersley]

Bonmahon BONMAHON VINTAGE FUN RUN The annual Vintage Fun Run will take place in Bonmahon on Sunday, 13th September, 2015. Proceeds from this year’s event will be in aid of the Bonmahon Lifeboat and Inshore Rescue and Bonmahon Tidy Towns. All vehicles are most welcome to take part in the spin. Registration starts at 11.30 am and refreshments are served. Contact Gillian on 086 3866 380 for further information. NEWS FROM THE ART HAND On Saturday, September 12th we are facilitating a ‘Ground Beneath Our Hearts’ event at Stage Cove in Bunmahon from 12 noon with stories from our heritage with Jim Cullinan beforehand from 11 am and a visit to the movies and the museum at the Geopark Visitors Centre afterwards. This is an entirely free event and is part of a worldwide project by the American environmental organisation ‘Radical Joy for Hard Times’. We are very honoured to be chosen for this project and have planned a very special collaborative art project for Stage Cove. Our next event is on Friday, September 18th from 5 pm for Culture Night...Kick-off your Culture Night on The Copper Coast with an Environmental Art Workshop on Kilmurrin Cove.You will be using natural materials including sand and stone to create a collaborative artwork. Please bring along some of the following items if you can; A Rake, A Shovel, A Wheelbarrow, A Stick, A Camera.This is another free event. No booking is necessary. All are welcome, bring

Georgia and Jessica Sheridan helping to prepare for the Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail welcome home party at the Copper Coast Geopark recently. the kids and Granny! Kilmurrin Cove is located between Boatstrand and Bunmahon but if you need directions please ring The Art Hand on 051 292919 or 087 2524657.This workshop will proceed whatever the weather so come prepared. It’s a 90 minute workshop starting at 5 pm sharp. Our third outdoor event will take place in an undisclosed location on The Copper Coast on Saturday, 19th September from 6 pm...WORDS goes WILD is a very special spoken word event as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival. The evening will be different from our usual monthly performance event at The Art Hand in that it will not only take place in an outdoor location but will also have a 'Wild' and 'Wilderness' theme. This event will proceed regardless of the weather so come prepared! Proceedings begin from The Art Hand at 6 pm sharp and will run till after 10 pm. The price for this event is €5 per person

and booking for this one is essential on 051 292919 or by texting your name to Sean Corcoran to reserve a space on 087 2524657. All are welcome and there is no obligation to perform. Children can attend all 3 events but will need to be strictly supervised. Check The Art Hand Facebook page for further details of each event closer to the time. HAPPY BIRTHDAY A big happy birthday to Christopher Keane who turned 18 recently, and to his cousin Victoria Hamersley who will turn 16 shortly. ALLIHIES TO BUNMAHON MINERS TRAIL A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 5th annual Allihies to Bunmahon Miners Trail a huge success! Jim Cullinane put the whole event into perspective with his social history talk in Tankardstown on our return, and Seamie O'Brien added a real sense of occasion to the homecoming

dinner with his singing and guitar playing.Thank you to Malcolm for cooking the cottage pie and to Eddie and Paula for the salads. Thanks to Teràs, Georgia, Jessica, Victoria, Sue, Catherine, Gretta, Katherine, Anne, Marie, Alannah, and Bernadette for your help with the party preparations on the final day. Thank you to the staff and management of the Copper Coast Geopark Visitors Centre for the use of the venue. Finally (for today) thank you to our sponsors, Bulmers, Flahavans, Aurelia Foods, Hamersley Art, www.thewoolshop.ie, Copper Coast Photo Tours, Dungarvan Brewing, The Castle Cafe, Metalman Brewing, and Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella for your support. Now a house keeping note... please return any outstanding sponsorship cards and monies to Gretta Whelan C/O Knockmahon NS. as soon as possible, Thanks. www.atobminerstrail.would.com


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Curtain Call Productions THIS week we meet four more of our wonderful cast members of The Graduate, all “relatively” new to Dungarvan audiences, but all looking forward to entertaining everyone in just over three weeks’ time!

JAMES FRAHER Ensemble Player James is from Dungarvan and has lived here all his life. He works in McKenna Computers as an IT technician and has never been on stage before this year. He competed in Lions Club Jigs and Reels and got the taste for the stage and now he has landed three different roles in the Irish premier of The Graduate thanks to Fidelma Meaney. James never thought he’d do anything like this but is really glad he did, as he is having so much fun learning a new skill and meeting so many talented people. He is very impressed with the level of talent and professionalism at rehearsals.. and is sure it is going to be an “epic” show!

CATHERINE WHELAN Mother of the Groom Born in Waterford, Catherine has always had an interest in drama, and originally became involved in performing while at National School. She

attended a number of drama classes over the years, and eventually became involved in a number of productions including Dancing at Lughnasa, Riders to the Sea and Eclipsed while living in New York, and Playboy of the Western World with Waterford Dramatic Society. Catherine has also starred in panto (Old King Cole) with Waterford Pantomime Society. Due to work commitments, Catherine took a break from performing for a number of years. But after attending a number of workshops with Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick on Suir last year, she got the opportunity to perform in Same Old Moon. Most recently seen in Dungarvan as Dr. Spivey in Curtain Call Productions’ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Catherine has also performed in The Freedom of the City and Augusta.

DAMIEN CANNING Ensemble Player Damien was born and raised in Wales and moved to Ireland 12 years ago. He works as a special needs primary school teacher, based just outside Clonmel. He developed a love for the stage during school and college productions, including Guys and Dolls. In more recent years, Damien starred in a local film, called Race the Drop, a movie about the murder of a 19th century landlord's agent, written, produced and directed by Ardfinnanbased Will Nugent, which was shot in various locations around County Tipperary in 2006/7. Damien has always enjoyed acting and performing, in particular the act of getting into character and pretending to be someone else. Most recently seen in Curtain Call Productions’ production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, he jumps at the chance to get involved in local theatre.

MARTIN LANDERS Ensemble Player Martin started his stage career when he was “slightly on stage”, as he says himself, in Dungarvan Dramatic Club’s 2011 production of Dion Boucicault’s The Shaughraun. Having contracted a serious case of the acting bug, Martin is now busy working his way through his bucket list and trying all genres of theatre including; panto (Dungarvan Encore Stage Academy’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs), musicals (Dungarvan & West Waterford Theatre Productions’ All Shook Up, in April 2014), and drama - as the very Reverend Tooker in Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as the patient Mr. Ruckley in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, in 2014. Martin is enjoying his retirement from An Garda Síochana, often to be seen either on the water or on the golf course. However Martin believes there’s no better buzz than “all this stage stuff.” In particular, Martin is delighted to have the opportunity to do something amazing and meet interesting people who keep pushing their personal boundaries. Tickets for The Graduate are selling fast in The Wine Buff, Grattan Square and Kelly’s Pharmacy in Abbeyside so don’t delay to avoid disappointment. Photographs by Marc Daly.

Glenbeg ICA THE first meeting after the Summer break at Glenbeg ICA will be held on Monday, 14th September at 8.30 p.m. in Bushy Park.

The 8.30 p.m. start is to facilitate memberss wishing to attend the Novena in St. Mary’s Parish Church. I would appeal to as

many members as possible to attend this meeting as a final decision will have to be reached re changing our meeting night to

Wednesday nights. We look forward to seeing you all again after the Summer break. New members always welcome. PRO.

Michael Desmond AN ILLUSTRATED TALK BY MICHAEL DESMOND "TO THE GAP AND BACK – WALKING THROUGH HISTORY" “Every year thousands of people walk in the Nire Valley to the Gap. For some the Gap is their destination, for most it is the jump off point to climb higher into the Comeragh Mountains but very few know the stories and history to be found along this much travelled route. The construction of a road through the mountain, the funeral path, the connections with the killing of D.I Gilbert Potter, the final days of the Irish Civil War, the church built by J.J.McCarthy, settlements from the Bronze Age to cluster villages. The road to the Gap is more than a simple Boreen crossing the Comeragh Mountains”. Waterford County Museum is delighted that

Michael Desmond is delivering this talk for them. He held his audience spellbound on the last occasion that he delivered a lecture for the Museum. This will certainly prove to be another such occasion. Michael holds a Diploma in history from UCC. He also leads guided walks in the Comeragh Mountains which has become a second home to him over the last 16 years. Members of the Museum Society who recently visited an area of the Comeraghs were overcome with the natural and spectacular beauty and indeed, the historic evidence that is prevalent there! Michael’s talk is most certainly not to be missed. Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary Street, Dungarvan. Date: Wednesday, September 16th. Admission: €5. Time: 8.00 p.m. VISITING THE MUSEUM We welcome visits from schools, community groups, and local history societies. Please contact us at 05845960 to arrange a visit. Let us know if you are interested in a particular subject and we will focus on that OLD PHOTOGRAPHS If you have any old photographs of people, places, ships, sports events etc. we would be very happy to

Dungarvan Mens Shed NEWS FROM THE SHED Very busy in the Shed, with an order for 10 wheelbarrow planters for the harvest festival this week. In true Shed style, it wasn't long before a small production line was formed, and in the space of a day and a half, the ten barrows were made (and a few more)! Great work lads, well done! On the gardening front, there was a big tidy up, with borders and beds being weeded and trimmed. Thanks to Ger, Nicky and the rest of the "ground force" team. Also, a big welcome back to workshop stalwart Jim Egan.

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Stradbally Dungarvan Flower BARRON HALL Barron Community Hall Stradbally Ltd, (Reg,. Charity), we are organising some night classes, short courses, Autumn 2015. 1.Tai Chi,Tai Chi movements follow the energy known as yin & yang. It is the constant balancing of these energies, through the mindfulness of the exercise that makes Tai Chi so effective. 10 weeks, €100. Classes 1hr 30 min,. for beginners and improvers. Tutor: Josephine Hickey. 2. Meditation and Relaxation techniques when you have no time to spare, looking at and practising different ways to meditate and unwind when everything around you seems so hectic. designed for anyone with little or no experience of meditation. 3. Working with and nourishing our energy and Chakra System. This course is designed to understand and develop awareness of our whole being. We are body, mind and spirit and here we present the 7 Chakras and how we can work on bringing more balance to our lives.4. Divining/Dowsing. A two-day workshop with 3 weeks between. How to use a Pendulum and Divining Rods. "Divining, also called dowsing, is an ancient art that gives the user the ability to obtain information from beyond the 5 senses." courses number 2, 3, and 4. 8 weeks, €80. Tutor: Marie Swaby. Enrolling night, for all classes, 21st September, in Barron Hall 7.30 pm. Any queries to Nicola 087-7160700 (Barron Hall treasurer.) ACTIVE RETIREMENT "Tay and Mahon Valley Active Retirement Group" next gathering is on Monday, 14th September, in Cove Bar, 2 pm to 4 pm. Cards, Pool and Darts. Discuss and make decisions for programme to take us to new year. All welcome. RECYCLED CLOTHES Thanks to all who donated clothes and china to the Barron Hall in last weekend’s collection. Over €200 were raised in last years recycled clothes collection-it looks like that figure will be exceeded this year. A special thanks for all the table ware items brought in. This will help enable the committee to hold many more new events. If you missed the opportunity to have a clear out, we will continue to collect items through out the year. Contact Nicola 087-7160700.

Finally, it was great to meet so many friends in Barron Hall over the weekend, indeed one brought back memories of the 1960s when the "Princes?" bus service from Clonmel, passed through Stradbally. lt made return journey from Clonmel, Rathgormack, Clonea, Kilmacthomas, Stradbally and Dungarvan 2/3 weekly. Railway line closed in 1966. FIRST COMMUNION The date has been announced of 15th May, 2016 for First Holy Communion children who intend to receive the sacrament next year. The First Penance will take place on 18th April 2016. Parents who have children intending to receive First Communion next year are invited to make contact with the Parish Priest Fr. Jerry Condon before the end of November 2015. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Eddie Corbett, Knockrour and Aine Feeney who celebrated their marriage at Colligan Church on Friday last, 4th September, 2015. The groom’s brother Monsignor Joe Corbett travelled from Atlanta, USA to officiate. The wedding reception was held at Ballyrafter House Hotel, Lismore.Wishing Eddie and Aine many years of wedding bliss. COPPER COAST CELEBRATION Next Saturday, 12th September is a day for a world wide celebration of mining communities called ‘The Ground beneath our Hearts’. In Bonmahon we would like you to come along and celebrate this event and remember our 19th century mining community. Please come along to the Copper Coast Heritage Centre at 11 a.m. to take part in this event.We begin with a walk and talk led by Jim Cullinan and will arrive at stage cove at 12.30 p.m. where the Ore was shipped to Swansea.We will then make something in remembrance of the mining community under the direction of Sean Corcoran of ‘The Art Hand’. All are welcome. WEDDING Sacred Heart Church, Faha was the setting of the wedding of Lee Dunne, daughter of Liam and Helen Dunne, Ballylynch, Kilmacthomas to John Flynn, son of Michael and Bridge Flynn, Ballymacmague, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on Saturday, 5th September, 2015. The chief bridesmaid was Noelle Dunne assisted by Bridget Morrissey and

Mary Flynn. The bestman was Robert Flynn with groomsmen Colin Dunne and Graham Nagle. The pretty flower girl was Kaysie Collender. Fr. Jerry Condon, P.P., Stradbally officiated.The readers of the Liturgy were Claire Moran and P. J. McGrath. The Prayers of the Faithful were shared by Sarah O’Donnell, Jim Flynn, Kathleen Ahearne and Lisa Cronin. During the offertory gifts of bread and wine were brought to the altar by the two mothers Helen Dunne and Bridget Flynn. The Communion Reflection were read by Kevin Power. The beautiful music during the ceremony was provided by Stephanie Power and Ber Brown. The wedding reception was held at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Wishing Lee and John every happiness for their future together. LOCAL SOCCER NEWS Academy and Little Dribblers returns on Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. If you a boy or girl 310 years of age you at the Astro Turf next Saturday. Results: Junior League Park Rangers 2; Stradbally 2. Youths League: De La Salle 5; Stradbally 1. Under 13 League: Stradbally 4; Kilmacow 4. Under 12 League: Bohemians 3; Stradbally 3. Fixtures Saturday, 12th September 10.30 a.m. under 12 League Stradbally v. Carrick Utd. Sunday, 13th September 2 p.m. Youths League Stradbally v. Ferrybank. STRADBALLY PATTERN DAY Stradbally GAA Club plan numerous events to celebrate Stradbally Pattern Day on Sunday next, 13th September. The day begins with a Fancy Dress walk from the village at 1.30 p.m. to the clubhouse with a prize for the most appropriate dressed boy or girl. At the clubhouse there will be games such as kick the ball through the tyre, egg and spoon race, wife carrying race, slow bicycle race, three legged race, parish tug-ofwar teams, test their mettle (register before 3 p.m.), whack the Chairman with a wet sponge, sheaf tossing, horse shoe throwing, face painting and lots of games. There will be a raffle for a trailer load of timber just in time for the cold nights. This is a family event with lots to do, come along and bring the children. Entry fee €5 per adult, children are free.

& Garden Club DINA Walshe Club President, would like to thank everyone who participated in last Wedneday night’s Flower Arranging Teach, in at the Park Hotel. It was a huge success, with over twenty people working with flowers. Our Tutor was Mary O’Brien A.O.I.F.A. Teacher and N.A.F.A.S Judge who travelled from Cobh, Co. Cork. Mary is a member of Cobh Flower & Horticulture Club and represented Ireland at the World Show last year. We were privileged to have her visit our Club for the first time. Beginners learned to do a Table Arrangement and a Basket Arrangement while the more experienced learned a Landscape and a Still Life. Everyone set to work after the Demonstration. The

buzz was mighty. There were many beautiful creations to behold at the end of the evening.Visitors who sat and watched were enthralled by it all. Mary’s four arrangements went in the Raffle. Thanks to Countrylife Garden Centre for their voucher. Hopefully, we’ll get a few new members for the Club. Our club and many other clubs will take part in a National initiative known as ‘The Lonely Bouquet’ On Fri. Sept 25th we will leave flowers around the town and environs for a person to take home. So be on the lookout and enjoy. Dungarvan Flower & Garden Club was founded on Oct. 6th 1970 in Lawlors Hotel so we will celebrate our 45th birthday on Wednesday, October 7th with a Members and Past

INHUMANITARIANISM In their thousands they fled from poverty, conflict and famine. They fled their homes hoping to provide a better, more stable life for their families. All they had were their clothes and a few personal items. Some had a crumpled piece of paper with an address written on it. Every one of them carried hope. The future for these migrants depended on the generosity of foreign lands. They boarded every type of craft to cross the seas. Overcrowding and lack of decent facilities were commonplace. Many became ill and many were consigned to the waves. Some got a glimpse of the gleaming spires of abundant lands before they too succumbed to starvation and death.They dreamed of employment, new homes and peace for themselves and their children. But mostly they endured the nightmare of watching their friends and relations dying around them. Those "lucky" few that reached their destinations were met with suspicion, intimidation and outright hatred. Their plight was used by the unscrupulous to further their political or religious agenda. They were coralled in camps and ghettoes while they were "processed". Corrupt officials on both ends of their migration had stripped them of what little money they had. Cynical industrialists employed them at jobs nobody else would take and paid them less than a living

Presidents Reunion in Lawlors at 7.30 pm. Two of those founders are still members to this day Máiread Maher and Ethna Sheehan. Take a bow ladies. Advance Notice: Gala Christmas Charity Night in the Park Hotel, November 18th, features National

wage. The fraction of those that survived this epic tragedy paid exorbitant rents to greedy landlords for a space in an already crowded building. Many thousands of them were refused access to any type of accomodation because of overt racism. In those days, not everybody wanted the Irish. That type of thing could never happen again, could it?..... could it?

Demonstrator Richard Delmer ‘Preparing for Christmas.’ Ticket Adm: €10. Proceeds to the Dungarvan Community Hospital and St. Mary’s Primary School. The demand will be high so get a ticket soon and be early on the night for a good seat.

However, like all large groups of migrants (including the Irish), theres always going to be a few "bad'uns". Ireland is a country of many, many welcomes for genuine people fleeing war, hunger and deprivation. Ireland is not a base for fundamentalism or terrorism.........at least, not lately. If we can afford to subsidise greedy developers, toxic banks and corrupt politicians with billions, we can surely spare something for people with real problems. As always, Ballinameela Creatives will meet on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm or find us on Facebook. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said,"We think sometimes that poverty is being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, uncared for and unloved is the greatest poverty."


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Touraneena SLIABH gCUA LOTTO This week’s draw was held in Hanrahan's Bar, Ballinamult. Jackpot prize of €2,300. The results for week ending Sunday 6th September, winning numbers drawn were 10, 22, 25. There was no winner of the jackpot, so next week's jackpot is €2,400. As the jackpot wasn't won there was the usual draw for 5 x €20, winners were as follows, 1) Tony Condon, 2)

Maurice Condon, 3) Mary Ellen Boyle, 4) Tom Keane, 5) Trisha Hickey. Promoters prize of €20 was won by Betty Condon. Tickets are €2 each and can be purchased from local retail outlets, committee members and designated promoters. Next draw is in Dunne's Bar on Sunday 13th September 2015. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to local girl Maighread Barron,

Ballinamult, who won the Farmer's Journal Summer Photography Competition with a photo of her dog Eloise with a dairy herd on their farm in Ballinamult. The readers of the Farmer's Journal voted Maighread's photo to be the best of many great nationwide entries. Maighread is currently studying dairy business in UCD. Well done to Maighread on a fabulous win.

Lismore TIDY TOWNS NEWS This year we have decided to start the Autumn cutting back of shrubs earlier than previous years. So on the week starting Monday, 31st August, the shrubs at the Grotto, West Street were cut back, overhanging tree branches at the newly planted area opposite the old Monastery were cut back as were the ground cover roses on top of the ex Teagasc building on West Street. Our CES worker Michael has cleaned the top of the stone wall as far as the Ice House on the Ballyduff Road. Thanks to Liam for recent spraying in the town's environs and for cleaning the stone depot on the Cappoquin Road. The Annual Church Gate Collection took place on Saturday & Sunday last the 5th & 6th of September. A sincere thanks to those people who supported the Lismore Tidy Towns group on the day and rest assured that the money received will be used to further enhance Lismore. The postman arrived on Monday last with the invitations to the Super Valu Tidy Towns Awards cere-

mony to be held in the Helix Theatre, Dublin City University on Monday, 28th September. Four members will represent the town on the day. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK At this time of year when many of us are thinking about the Autumn planting of bulbs/ plants/ shrubs/ trees it might be time to plan for or to enhance the existing biodiversity of your garden consider planting native or old fashioned traditional shrubs and trees that provide nectar and food for birds and an ide range of other wildlife learn how to create a healthy ecosystem in your gardenit is healthier and easy to maintain once established go organic with plant food and compost grow some organic fruit and vegetables learn to enjoy a slightly wilder, natural garden and leave seed heads on flowers over the winter period to feed the birds and provide shelter for insects. Put up a nest box to provide a home for birds. Supply water in a pond or birdbath for your fellow earthlings - birds will

reward you with song. LISMORE DRAMATIC SOCIETY Musical “Mary Poppins” The Lismore Dramatic Society wishes to announce that it will stage Mary Poppins the musical as part of its Winter schedule 2015/16. The musical will be directed by Vannessa Celisse and auditions will take place at the Courthouse Theatre on next Sunday from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. All are invited, so if you would like to take part come along and join the show! AGM At the Annual General Meeting the following officers were elected for the coming year 2014/15 : Chairman : Edward Lynch Vice chairman: John Ryan Secretary: James Lenane Assist-Sec. Padraig Pollard Joint Treasurers: Julie Landers, Blanaid Hennessey Stage Manager: John P. O’Sullivan Assist Stage: Julie Landers, Tina Flynn Pro: James Lenane

'The Spoken Word' Culture Night 2015 BRIDEVIEW Drama will hold a free event on Friday September 18th in Clancy’s Bar in Tallow, Co.Waterford to mark Culture Night 2015. The night will be filled with poetry, comic verse, light-hearted drama, stories and songs. Many local faces are set to perform a wide range of pieces including John Murray, Vanessa Hyde, Richard McSweeney, Helen Aherne, Mary McCarthy, Liam Roche, Bart O’Donoghue and Moll O’Keeffe to name but a few. It is set to be a great night’s entertainment as well as a subtle exposure to dramatic arts in an informal setting. All are welcome to come along to sit and enjoy or to take part. The night is timed for 8pm and entry is free of charge.

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Parish of Lismore & Ballysaggart CONGRATULATIONS to your parents who have a child with whom you wish to prepare with for the celebration of First Holy Communion or Confirmation. You have given so much love and care to your child.You teach them skills in so many aspects of their growing up. You teach them that life is a struggle, there is pain in life, there is failure in life. You don’t protect them from the folly of their own actions.You know that your child has to learn through hard won experience in the school of life. You desire that your child come to know and trust in God who

loves them unconditionally. Remember the love you showered on your new born child. Remember the sheer delight it was for you to gaze on their infant face. You will do well to lead your child to personally know that unconditional love God has for them as they are. We are so blessed that the Catholic Faith is taught to them in their schoolroom every day as part of an integrated curriculum. You will be invited by letter to share a meeting on Tuesday, 22nd of September at 7.30 pm in the school for parents of children in 2nd Class and parents of 6th

Class on Wednesday 23rd at 7.30 pm in the school. Both meetings will be facilitated by Sr. Antoinette Dillworth, Director of Catechetics at both Primary and Secondary level in our diocese. She is a very hard working, committed person and we will all benefit from her imput on the night. We all make real sacrifices for what we value, and the more we value something the more generous we are in the personal sacrifices we will make. Remember the work of the parish is to bring people close to God, to Jesus Christ, to the beauty of human life that finds fulfil-

ment in God in heaven.The parish ceases to exist if this is not the focus of our work. If you read the Word of God you find God giving the sack to the unfaithful shepherds.! Fr.M.Cullinan PP. Mass Timetable: Weekday Mass at 10 am. Saturday, 12th September Vigil Mass in Lismore at 6.15 pm Sunday, 13th September Morning Mass in Ballysaggart at 9.30 am Sunday Mass in Lismore at 11 am. PRO Pastoral Council Parish Radio Link 103.9FM Attachments area

Dungarvan No Name Club (Fun Without Alcohol) THE Junior Cert Disco is all set to go in Creation on Wednesday, 9th September. We wish all the best to everybody awaiting their Junior Cert results and we hope that many of these people now headed for Transition and 5th Yr. will avail of their opportunity to join us in the No Name Club for the exciting year ahead. We have held very successful (and safe) Junior Cert Discos for the past several years and this year’s Disco promises to be great also. If you are coming to celebrate at our Disco please note that ALL No Name Club events are strictly non-alcohol.We will be checking for this at the door so please don’t spoil your results night by drinking alcohol beforehand, and then not getting into our Disco when we check you on the door. The Disco starts at 9 pm and finishes at 11:30, it is open to all teens from third year upwards. Tickets are available on the night and are priced at €10. OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP NOW ! Dungarvan No Name Club is now seeking applications from young people who wish to join us. The No Name Club year operates alongside the school year and so we begin anew each September. Membership is now open to all teenagers from West Waterford who are in TY/ 5th Yr /6th Yr age group, irrespective of which school they are in (or even if they are not in school at all). This week we are visiting the four Secondary Schools in Dungarvan and we will talk to students about joining the No Name Club. In each of these schools we

will leave behind application forms for membership of our club. Anyone wishing to apply to join can get an application form in the school or can download one online from http://dungar van-noname.net/join-us/ and return the completed forms to the school. Young people from West Waterford who are not attending a school in Dungarvan are of course most welcome to join us also and these people should download the application form as described above and return the completed form to us. Completed application forms (whether through the schools or via our website have to be returned no later than Monday, September 14th. People who return their applications after the 14th Sept are late and will not be considered for membership. We only open for new members for this very limited time each September so if you feel you would like to join us now is the time to apply. If you are applying, remember that you will need to be available most Wednesday nights and sometimes at weekends also for club events. For safety and control reasons membership of Dungarvan No Name Club is limited to a certain number.We usually receive more applications than we have spaces available, so unfortunately we then have to have a selection process for membership. People who apply for membership are not guaranteed a place, but will be invited to a Recruitment Event which will be held on Wednesday

23rd September in the Fusion Centre. If you want to join up it is vital that you attend this meeting when we will conduct our selection process and explain more about the club and what we do. WHAT IS THE NO NAME CLUB? Dungarvan No Name Club is a club for young people (c. 15-18 year olds) which meets each week in the Fusion Centre usually on Wednesdays, from September until May. We aim to provide interesting and fun activities for our members and, from time to time other events which are open to all the young people in the area. No Name sets out to provide a positive alternative for our young people. We want to prove that it is possible to meet up with your friends and have fun free from the pressures of alcohol or drugs. As well as the weekly meetings members attend many events where we meet up with young people from other clubs from around the country. These events include weekends away, the formal dress ball at Easter, various trips and talent competitions where everyone gets a chance to strut their stuff on stage.The one certain thing about the No Name Club is that you will meet new people and make great new friends. AGM (Adults Committee) The Annual General Meeting of our Adult Committee will take place at 7 pm on Wednesday, 16th September infusion. This is an important meeting as we look back at another suc-

cessful year in Dungarvan No Name Club and begin to lay the foundations for another great year ahead. We can always do with some extra help and this is a very opportune time for any interested new adult members to come along and hopefully join us. Why not come along and see what it’s all about. You will find the work rewarding and enjoyable with a great GRADUATION CELEBRATION We will shortly hold our Grad Night to honour and celebrate the outgoing club members from 2014/15. The event will be held in Fusion and we are currently preparing for this event so be sure to come along for what is always a great night. All graduates will be formally invited by text to the event and we need them to reply and let us know in advance that they are attending so that so that we can prepare the slides and get the food organised. CONTACT DETAILS Dungarvan No Name Club can be contacted on 087-2782825. Check us out on facebook at www.facebook.com/dungarvannoname or on Twitter@DungarvanNoNa me DIARY DATES Wed, 9th Sept…. Junior Cert Disco in Creation Mon, 14th Sept… Closing Date for Membership Wed, 16th Sept …Adults AGM in Fusion at 7pm Wed, 16th Sept … Meeting of Re-Applicants at 8pm Wed, 23rd Sept … Selection Night for new members at 7 pm


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Carrick Camera Club annual exhibition at Carrick Library THE Dungarvan School of Trad is delighted to welcome two additional teachers for the new academic year. Padraic O’Brien and Mark Robinson will provide classes in the accordion (box) and traditional guitar at the school in 25 Mary Street in the coming weeks. Padraic hails from a musical family in Waterford and has been playing accordion from a very young age. He got his first lessons from fiddle player John Dwyer before going on to study under the master accordion player Bobby Gardiner. He is a regular performer at festivals and concerts across the world with different bands. For the past three years he has performed at the prestigious ambassadors reception at The Irish Embassy in Beijing China. Padraic has featured on many television programmes such as “Geantrai” both as a solo artist and in duets.

Padraic has been teaching the accordion for a number of years and is in high demand as an accordion adjudicator in Fleadhanna Cheoil and has adjudicated numerous fleadh competitions nationwide. Mark comes from Waterford city and is an accomplished guitar player, studying various styles such as jazz, classical and trad guitar. He holds a B.A in Music, graduating from Waterford Institute of Technology, where he majored in traditional Irish guitar performance. Mark has also won numerous awards for performance/contribution to Irish traditional music at W.I.T. He was greatly influenced by the legendary Steve Cooney with whom he has also studied. Mark has toured Ireland, Europe and Australia and is currently working as a performer/teacher and session musician, featuring on

numerous recordings. The addition of Padraic and Mark brings the number of teachers in the school to six, with classes now offered to children and adult learners in nine instruments – fiddle, concertina, tin whistle, banjo, bodhran, mandolin, pipes, accordion and traditional guitar. With the firm belief that traditional music should above all, be enjoyed by its players, the school also organises regular weekend afternoon sessions for the students where the young people learn to play and share tunes in a social environment. This also helps to prepare them for more formal performances during the year. Weekly classes at the Dungarvan School of Trad will resume in the week beginning Monday, 7th September. Contact Alice 087 125 8659 or Helena 087 618 1681 if you would like more information.

Ballyduff Community Council Monthly Meeting AUGUST monthly meeting of Ballyduff Community council took place on Monday 31st last with a good attendance. Paddy John Feeney gave a financial update, without festival details which still need to be complete. Community Care will hold the annual social night in St. Michael’s Hall on Friday, September 25th, with the usual visiting groups travelling to Ballyduff for the evening. Contact Paddy Jim Feeney or any community care member for details and also if you can help on the night. While festival week went

well with many events taking place, unfortunately Gala Sunday had to be cancelled due to a very bad, and in the event a very wrong weather forecast.The day will not be rescheduled as the summer season is now passing and children have returned to school. In addition there are many other events in the region throughout the coming weeks. Tidy Towns are to be complimented on work throughout the summer, the village and surrounding area looked well and full of colour. People have also begun to use the new

Picnic benches in Mocollop which have been put in place which greatly enhance the amenity. The social and festival committee continue to meet and planning events for the Autumn season. Watch for details of the upcoming fashion show and other events. It’s far too early to mention that secret word, but plans are afoot again. Anyone willing to help plan and run these events are most welcome . Contact Mag Cashell for further details. The next regular monthly meeting will be on Monday, October 19th.

THERE was a good attendance at the annual exhibition of Carrick Camera Club member’s pictures, which was officially launched on Wednesday evening by the chairman of the club Frank Cullinane. He thanked the Librarian & staff of the Sean Healy Memorial Library for host-

ing the exhibition. He also thanked the members for their excellent display of 38 of their latest framed and very colourful pictures. He also presented a Carrick Camera Club 2014 year book to Carol Delaney, Librarian at the Sean Healy Memorial Library and to

Patsy Fitzgerald, Administrator of the Carrick Heritage Centre, who was accompanied by Pamela Simpson & Rosanne O’Sullivan from the heritage Centre. The book includes a full page picture from each member of the club in 2014. Light refreshments were served

for all during the exhibition launch. The Exhibition will run until Friday, 25th September and pictures can be viewed during Library Hours, all pictures are for sale and almost all of them are available for €60. They would make excellent gifts which would last a lifetime.

Frank Cullinane, speaking at the Carrick Camera Tom Grace, Vice Chairman of Carrick Camera Club, Tony Fitzgerald, Competition club launch of the annual exhibition at the Sean Secretary, Frank Cullinane, chairman and Patsy Fitzgerald, Carrick-on-Suir Healy Memorial Library in Carrick-on-Suir. heritage Centre. [Catriona Cashin]

Frank Cullinane, chairman of Carrick Camera Club presents a copy of the Camera Club Year Book 2014 to Carol Delaney Librarian, Sean Healy Memorial library, with members and friends of Carrick Camera Club. [Catriona Cashin]

Teddy Bear’s Picnic CHERNOBYL Children International [CCI] was set up by Adi Roche in 1986 in the immediate aftermath of the worst nuclear disaster in our history. Radiation killed thousands of people in the Ukraine on that day, and the legacy of that fateful day continues to affect the genetic make-up of people who live in regions contaminated by radioactivity. Every year children are born with congenital heart defects, neurological defects, leukaemias etc. CCI strive to improve the lives of some of these children by sponsoring medical programmes, hospice care and

rehabilitation programmes in these areas. On September 12th our annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic will be held at The Charity Vintage Tearooms at St. Mary’s Church, Dungarvan. Please come along with your children for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. There will be facepainting, nail art, balloons and tea parties on the grass for children and their teddies! Adults can relax and enjoy afternoon tea in the Tea Room. Sandwiches, cakes and tarts will be served with teas and coffees on dainty china plates. If the weather is not favourable to

being outdoors the event will take place inside the Church. For two weeks this month a team of cardiac surgeons from America will arrive at the hospital in Kharkiv, in the Ukraine. Specialised surgical teams will perform cardiac surgery on 20 to 30 children to repair their malformed hearts. Each surgery costs in the region of €1,000. This will give those children the chance of a normal life. Please come along with your family and friends next Saturday and HELP IMPROVE THE LIFE OF A CHERNOBYL CHILD.

Frank Cullinane, chairman of Carrick Camera Club presents a copy of the Camera Club Year Book 2014 to Patsy Fitzgerald, Administrator & Pamela Simpson & Rosanne O’Sullivan, Carrick on Suir Heritage Centre, with members and friends of Carrick Camera [Catriona Cashin] Club.


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Traditional Music Series HUP is the name of TG4’s new 13-part traditional music series with the opening programme filmed entirely in Dungarvan at this year’s Dungarvan Trad Festival. Featuring some of Na Déise’s finest performers, as well as special guests who were visiting for the festival this programme taps into the musically rich landscape of Dungarvan. The series, which is produced by Red Shoe Productions, will be officially launched in Dungarvan.

Kilbrien School - Teacher Cheryl Power, Special Needs Assistant Regina Carroll and new school Principal Martin Delaney and the students of Kilbrien School. The Junior Infants class is seated. NEW PRINCIPAL AT KILBRIEN SCHOOL Beneath the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Offaly, not too far from the town of Birr, young Martin Delaney attended a small national school, practicing his hurling with his classmates and running around country fields. So, after spending fifteen years of his adult life teaching in Dublin including five as an Assistant Principal, Martin is quite delighted to be in Kilbrien. At lunchtime he loves "walking around and admiring the mountains." A country boy has come back to the hills. But, it's not only the views. The playing fields appeal to him since he was in charge of hurling in his last school. Martin hopes that Kilbrien NS will be able to compete in the 7-aside competitions this year. He appreciates the excellent condition in which retired Principal Geraldine Casey left the school, with impressive resources like IPads and interactive whiteboards. Why Waterford? His wife, Aine, grew up in

Knockanore and they've talked for years of moving down. The birth of their young son, Harry, propelled such plans forward. Martin understands the importance of a school in a rural community having grown up in one that is now fighting to stay open. "You can't beat the sound of children's voices, playing and running around. It just gives life to a community." At this early point, Martin has two objectives. First, to start sending bi-monthly newsletters to parents and, second, to set up a school website to better communicate with the wider community. Happily, thanks to hard work by the parents and staff, there are seven new students whose parents chose Kilbrien School for their Junior Infants. And two older students enrolled as well. School numbers have risen to twenty-two. KILBRIEN GRAVEYARD EXPANSION After more than one hundred and sixty years, Kilbrien graveyard needs more space. Nearly an acre of ground to the south of

Kilgobinet Church on the evening of the graveyard clean-up. Dozens turned out to help beneath the newly painted church.

the church has been added to the cemetery's land-bank which nearly doubles its total size. Pathways have been put in place and ground preparations are advancing. There will be a blessing of the new graveyard on All Souls weekend. The headstones in the new cemetery will not have curbing, in line with recommended guidelines. A few significant changes remain. A new gate at the church entrance is needed. As well, a cross will be erected at the head of the new graveyard. If anyone would like to donate either the gate or cross, it will be very appreciated. Please contact Fr. Kennedy, PP. KILGOBINET GRAVEYARD CLEAN-UP The Summer may have been too cool for man and beast, but the weeds at Kilgobinet Graveyard loved it. Up they sprang in unruly masses. Last Wednesday a couple dozen volunteers turned out to strim and trim and clean the old and new cemeteries. As ever when the meitheal gathers, many hands made light work. Less than two hours sufficed to considerably spruce things up. Come November, new rules go into effect regarding use of weed sprays. If restrictions apply in the graveyard, and according to first reports they will, then the evening's get-together was heartening. An awful lot can be done in a little bit of time, with com- munity support.

KILGOBINET CHURCH RE-PAINTING As the Community arrived to clean the graveyard, another set of workers was finishing up. They were painters and they'd spent the day repainting the exterior of Kilgobinet Church. It was decided that before spending a lot of money on paint it might be useful to have a colour designer make recommendations. The suggestion for Kilgobinet's outside was "Spring Tide". This turned out to be an off-white tinted green. In the fading light of the evening sun, the church was transformed. The new paint perfectly complemented the grey stone window surrounds and the whole effect was stunning. Next up, the interior will be repainted. If the results are anything like the outside, the use of a colour consultant will turn out to be a very wise move. DANCING CLASSES BEGIN 15th September, Tuesday - Comhaltas dancing classes have started back in Coolnasmear Hall. All levels taught from beginners up. The teacher is Deirdra Kiely. Classes begin at 6.00 pm and all are invited. KILBRIEN PARENT & TODDLER GROUP 16th September, Wednesday - in Kilbrien Hall from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. KCK COMMUNITY GROUP 16th September, Wednesday - Meeting in Kilbrien Hall at 8 pm. All

local residents are invited. NATIONAL CULTURE NIGHT WATERFORD SONGS 18th September, Friday The local Comhaltas branch will be celebrating this country-wide event beginning at 8.30 pm at Coolnasmear Hall. The theme of the night is Music and Song - A Door to History. Guest musician and singer Edel Vaughan from Clare will perform and Dermot Power, historian and the collector and editor of two books of Waterford Songs and Ballads will share some Waterford songs. This unique event is free to the public. All are invited. COMHALTAS MUSIC CLASSES 2nd October, Friday Comhaltas music classes begin again in Coolnasmear. For more information, contact Michael at 087-363-8002. INCLUDE YOUR INFO Scott Simons - greenhillsofireland@gmail.com KCK DRAMA WANTS YOU! 9th September, Wednesday - All systems go for the season ahead. Professor Tim is coming to Coolnasmear!!! Before his arrival a lot of work on and off the stage must be done. So anyone wishing to become part of KCK drama group just come along and join us. A meeting will be held in Coolnasmear Hall on Wednesday 9th at 8.00 p.m. What better way to spend those winter nights. Watch this space for performance dates which will be announced shortly.

With the four singers who have been with Danú over the twenty years singing together for the first time, a rare performance from legendary Tramore piper Jimmy O’Brien Moran, the Dungarvan based band Caladh Nua and the stunning men’s choir Cór Fear na nDéise we’re treated to a wealth of local talent in the first edition of the series. Add to that a song from Finbar Furey and some tunes from trad veterans Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch and we get a

reminder of the magic of this year’s festival. Hup captures the very best of our music in many of the musical hotbeds around the country and over the course of 13 programmes we’ll be treated to intimate performances by masters young and old.This series is unlike any traditional music series to date. With no presenter the music and songs are introduced by performers along the way. Each episode is framed against a Summer School or festival and throughout the series we get a strong flavour of the festival, but also a musical portrait of the area. Dungarvan performers: Finbar Furey; Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cárthach Mac Craith & Dónal Clancy; Jimmy O’Brien Moran; Cór Fear na nDéise; Jackie Daly, Matt Cranitch & Paul de Grae; Charlie Piggott & Gerry Harrington; Caladh Nua; Sarah O’Gorman. Hup, Starting Sepember 27th 2015 on TG4.

Cappoquin CAPPOQUIN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED Nathan Carter returns to Cappoquin Community Centre on Saturday, 3rd October. Tickets €25. Payment on bookings: 058/52746. Phil Coulter in Cappoquin Community Centre on Saturday, 7th November, Tickets €25. Activities/Hobby Courses & Sport for Autumn/Winter Programme: Monday: Children's Drama, Railway Athletic Soccer, Pilates,

Bridge. Tuesday: Athletics, Circuit Training, Sewing, Music & Adult Choir. Wednesday: Juvenile GAA, Badminton, Quilting & Weight Loss Challenge. Thursday: Camogie, Circuit Training & Community Soccer. Friday: Gymnastics. Saturday: Supervised Study 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Lotto: Monday, 7th September, 2015. Current Jackpot €7,500. No Winner. Numbers: 2,11,19 28. Consolation Prizes. Next Draw: Monday, 14th September, 2015. Jackpot: €7,600. All Proceeds goes towards the Community Centre.

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Villierstown Dungarvan JACK THE JOKER Jack the Joker draw took place in An Cruiscín Lán on Saturday night last and €50 was won by Eamonn Feehan with Card Number 42. Congratulations Eamonn. Next week the draw will be for €1,300. Remember if you are not in … you can’t win. This is a joint community fundraiser and tickets can be bought locally. VILLIERSTOWN STUDY GROUP Yes, it’s nearly that time of year again and there is already interest in this great facility. (by parents…). Building on last year’s well organised group in the VECP community room and the amazing results experienced, parents are enquiring about “the evening study group”. Interested parents contact:- Carol 087-6635465. DANCERCISE IN VILLIERSTOWN Get fit and toned to fun chart music every Tuesday in Villierstown Church Hall from 7-8 p.m. €5 per person. New people always welcome. You know you want to … PILATES IN VILLIERSTOWN Zsofi will be holding Pilate Classes in the VECP Community Room, starting the 9th September at 7.30. Contact Zsofi at 086-4041056. AGLISH FIT4LIFE Aglish Fit4Life and Couch to 5k resumed last Thursday Meet at Aglish Community Hall and away we go. Would you like to help a sick child and improve your fitness at the same time. Then join us on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and Run, Walk, Crawl or Shuffle 2, 3, 4 or 5k or whatever distance you can. Only €2 per

night with all proceeds to The Children's Hospital Crumlin. All levels of fitness catered for, young and old very welcome. Hi viz vest required, we have a limited number to give out free of charge. Last year we had participants from Aglish, Ballinameela,Villierstown, Clashmore, Kinsalebeg, Glenbeg, An Rinn, Cappoquin, Affane, Ardmore, Dungarvan, etc. All are welcome. Further details on Facebook Aglish Fun Run or email aglishfunrun@gmail.com FIRST AID COURSE First Aid Course and CFR course coming soon. Please contact for more information reginaob@hotmail.co.uk FUN DATES TO REMEMBER National Ploughing Championships 2015 – at the Ratheniska site in Stradbally, Co. Laois from 22nd -24th September. Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival – “Love is in the air” in Lisdoonvarna until October 4th. That’s giving you loads of time to get the journey sorted. Recommendations for ways to celebrate Dog Day range from adopting a dog from a rescue centre. COMMUNITY ALERT TEXT See or hear anything out of place in the village … Text: 087-3538347. SAFE TALK If you need someone to talk to, someone to listen to you or just someone. We are very lucky in Villierstown to have a trained “Safe Talk Counsellor”. Contact Carol:- 0876635465. I NEED YOUR HELP If I don’t know it’s happening I can’t put it in. If anyone has anything they would like included in these

notes just let me know. Local news makes this section interesting for everyone. All local news very welcome. Villierstownnews@yahoo.com FIRST AID COURSE & CFR COURSES COMING SOON Please contact for more information @ reginaob@hotmail.co.uk NEW RESIDENT IN VILLIERSTOWN I got a surprise down on the Quay. A Fairy has moved in under a tree. She has painted her door, put the flags out, And everything else looks lovely about. She danced and sang and shouted with glee. At last, at last, my very own tree. I’ve registered with the water, I’ve paid my tax. In Villierstown now, I can relax.

From around the county CAPPOQUIN MACRA Had their AGM on Tuesday, August 25th and now with a new look committee they have hit the ground running as they urge us all to cancel our plans and join them on October 10th for a night at the nightmare realm in Cork. It promises to be a good night so if interested check out the Cappoquin Facebook page for more information. DUNGARVAN MACRA Will have a club meeting this Wednesday, September 9th in the Tudor House at 8.30 pm. All are welcome, so please feel free to rock up on the night. It would be amiss of us not to acknowledge Mairéad Scanlan and the role she played in representing her club and county at the 44th international Miss Macra competition on the August bank holiday weekend in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary. Through all

Incoming President Micheal Clark receiving Chain of Office from Outdoing President Alan Walsh. GET OVER YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING IN 2015 If you would like to overcome your fear of public speaking or develop your presentation skills then you should join Dungarvan Toastmasters. You can learn how to make a speech for any occasion and it is all

done in a relaxed and friendly environment. Club members support you and encourage you to progress. If you are interested in improving your speaking skills and adding sparkle to your CV why not come to our next meeting. Dungarvan Toastmasters is a branch of Toastmasters International and the meet-

ings are held at 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. The first meeting of the autumn season is at 8.00 p.m. on the 10th of September. This is a great time to join the club and develop your communications skills along with other new members.

New resident at Villierstown Quay

Waterford Macra Na Feirme September 2015 OVER three hundred county officers from every corner of this island stepped away from their county duties to attend the county officer training weekend in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick on Friday, August 28th in attendance was Macra Na Feirme President Sean Finan and guest speaker former intercounty Limerick hurler Joe Quaid who gave an inspirational talk on what it is to motivate and inspire young people. Joe’s speech had the audience captivated as they hung on his every word as he encouraged the attendees to challenge themselves to a higher standard of work. Credit most go to the organisers as the weekend was a huge success and no doubt we will see Joe again. Fresh back from the summer break and already Macra clubs around the country have hit the ground running as there is plenty of fun filled activities planned and as always with Macra the best has yet to come.

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stages of the competition, Mairéad presented herself excellently and, as always, she looked amazing throughout. KINSALEBEG MACRA Are playing host to this weekend’s GAA 7’s. So if anyone is interested in taking part please feel free to contact your local Macra club for more details as for years this competition has proven to be a huge success and is a highlight of the Macra year. WATERFORD CITY MACRA Will have a club meeting this Thursday, September 10th in the Wander Inn in Waterford City at 8 pm. Waterford City Macra will also be in attendance at the Waterford Harvest Festival where they will have a stand so drop in and say hi. KILMACTHOMAS MACRA Will have a club meeting this Wednesday, September 9th in Lenihan’s Bar, Newtown, Kilmacthomas at 9.00 pm. All are welcome so please feel to attend, also for

any of you who are hiking enthusiasts it is worth noting that the club will be dusting off the hiking boot and taking to the Comeragh Mountains for a day on the hills. Perhaps you could say they are taking the club to new heights. UPCOMING EVENTS 7-a-side Football – County Round September 13th in Kinsalebeg “Know Your Ag” Quiz – County Round – October 2nd in Carrick an Suir Bowling – County Round – date TBD in Waterford City. And finally, if Macra sounds like something you would be interested in be sure to check us out on Facebook and join in on any activity of your choice because there’s always something to suit EVERYONE! New members are always welcome, so please if you require more information on becoming a member just make contact, joining Macra is a decision I just know you won’t regret.

Club members who led the Youth Leadership Programme in local Secondary Schools during the year. From left: Anne Halpin, Liam McDonnell, Nollaig Sheehan, Susie Wingfield, Alan Walsh and John Foley.

Kilmacthomas WEDDING Congratulations to Anita Dee and Eoin Darcy on celebrating their wedding day on Thursday 27th August. We wish Anita & Eoin every happiness in their future lives together. BIRTHDAY WISHES Many congratulations to Winifred(Winnie) Haberlin, Kilmacthomas on celebrating her 90th birthday on Friday last. Winnie was visited by all her family, friends and neighbours during the afternoon, who came to wish her a very happy birthday. Wishing you many more years of good health and happiness. BENEFIT NIGHT A benefit night for Tommy Fitzgerald, Hillview, Kilmacthomas, to aid recovery from major surgery, on Saturday night

26th September in The Arches, Kilmac. Music by DJ Tyrone, spot prizes and BBQ on the night. Your support appreciated. THANKS Thanks to all who supported the recent Summer St.Vincent De Paul Church gate collection. Much appreciated. PRAYER GARDEN Kilmacthomas Prayer Garden open daily, why not call in for a quiet prayer. LOTTO RESULTS Results of the Kilmac AFC lotto draw on Saturday 5th September, letters drawn D E S T. No jackpot winner, five winners of €20 each to Seamus Casey, Old Road, Kilmac, Terry Dunne, Hillside Crescent, Kilmac, Murt Power, c/o P P I, Tom Halloran, Kilmac and

Damien Carey, Cruachaún View, Kilmac. Next week’s jackpot €3,200, be in to win. WHIST Results for the Ballylaneen Whist Club for Monday 31st August, Stess Connolly, Roseleen Keane, Monica Gough, Mary Drohan, Carrie Wilkins, Mary Blackmore, Alice Walsh, Maura Lennon, Eileen Power, Maudie Cusack and Josie Wells. Raffle winners Teresa Keane, MaryAnn Coffey, Mary Drohan and Eric Townsend. Last chance to book your place on this trip to Westport on the 13th to the 16th September you are welcome to join the group, a great few days of fun assured, contact any member of the Whist Club if interested in travelling.


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Páistí nua S.N Bhaile Mhic Airt, An Sean Phobal. GÉIRCHÉIM NA dTEIFIGH – ACHAINÍ BOSCA BRÓIGE Beidh cruinniú poiblí ar siúl i dTigh Uí Mhaonaigh sa Rinn ag leath huair tar éis a cúig ar Satharn 12ú Meán Fómhar chun géirchéim na dteifigh a phlé agus na féidearthachtaí atá ann do Muintir na Gaeltachta anseo i bPort Láirge chun cabhrú leis na ndaoine atá ag triall ar tearmain san Eoraip i láthair na huaire. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. Tá Achainí Bosca Bróige ar siúl ag an grúpa atá taobh thiar den cruinniú poiblí, Deise Refugee Response faoi láthair agus tá iarrtha ar gach duine tacú leis an feachtas. Séard atá i gceist leis ná bosca bróige a líonadh le earraí a bheas oiriúnach do dhuine comhaois leat féin agus ansin an bosca a marcáil le aois agus inscne an duine atá i gceist. Tá sé i gceist acu na boscaí sin a thabhairt amach ar Féile Eid Al Adha, nó féile na n-íobartha, an tarna féile is tábhachtaí atá ag na Moslamaigh. Táimid ag siúl gur ardú croí é bronntanas mar seo a fháil tar éis t-uafás atá tárlaithe dóibh go dtí seo. Tuilleadh eolas ar www.f acebook.com/deiserefugeeresponse A Public Meeting will be held on Saturday, 12th September, at 5:30 p.m. in Mooney’s Pub in An Rinn in relation to the refugee crisis and the possible actions that can be taken by the Gaeltacht community in Waterford to help those who are seeking refuge in Europe. All are welcome. A shoe box appeal is also underway by the group who are organising the Public Meeting, Déise Refugee Response and they request that everyone support this campaign. It is intended that people fill a shoebox with items that are suitable for someone of their own gender and age that can then be given as a present to a Refugee arriving in Ireland. We would like to have these ready for Eid Al Adha, or the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, Islam’s second most important festival. We hope that these presents will help to boost the spirits of these families who have been

through so much recently. Further information: www.f acebook.com/deiserefugeeresponse SPRAOI Beidh an grúpa tuistí agus leanaí – Spraoi ag bualadh le chéile ag Halla Pobail na Rinne idir 10.00 r.n. go 12.00 i.n. Dé hAoine 11ú Meán Fómhar. Beidh neart spraoi ann do cách agus deis ann dos na tuistí bualadh agus aithne níos fearr a chur ar a chéile. Is é an costas ná €3 don teaghlach. Is féidir glaoch a chur ar 087 7479428 i gcomhair tuilleadh eolais. Spraoi, parent and toddler group will be meeting at Halla Pobail na Rinne from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, 11th September. There will be plenty of fun for everyone and an opportunity for the parents to meet and get to know each other better.The cost is €3. Call 087 7479428 for further information. GLÓR TEAGHLAIGH DHÚN GARBHÁN Beidh grúpa dátheangach do thuismitheoirí agus leanaí ar siúl ag Ghlór na nGael gach Céadaoin san Ionad Pobail & Óige i nDún Garbhán ó 10.30 a.m. go dtí 12 noon. Deis do theaghlaigh Gaeilge teacht lena chéile agus naisc a chothú agus a láidriú. Deis do theaghlaigh nach bhfuil Gaeilge in úsáid acu faoi láthair í a fhoghlaim is a úsáid i slí nádúrtha i suíomh compordach agus tacúil. Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó Cabríní de Barra 058 24642 / 083 4455914. Fáilte roimh chách. A bilingual parent ant toddler group will meet each Wednesday in the Glór na nGael Community and Youth centre in Dungarvan from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This is an opportunity for families with Irish to get together and develop their connections with each other. It is also an opportunity for families without Irish to learn and use Irish in a comfortable and natural setting. Further information available from Cabríní de Barra 058 24642 / 083 4455914. Bígí Linn! MEITHEAL OIBRE COMÓRADH 1916 Bhí an-dul chun cinn déanta le linn an cruinniú poiblí a bhí ann an Céadaoin seo chaite

chun Comóradh 1916 i nGaeltacht na nDéise a eagrú. Bhí neart smaointe curtha chun cinn faoin comóradh a bheas ar siúl an bliain seo chughain agus tá meitheal oibre tagtha le chéile chun tuilleadh forbairt a dhéanamh ar na smaointe seo. Táimid fíor buíoch dóibh a bhí i láthair ag an cruinniú, ach dóibh siúd nach raibh an deis acu teacht ar an oíche, beidh fáilte is fiche roimh aon cabhair gur féidir a thabhairt. Tuilleadh Eolais – cfdeise@gmail.com nó cuir glaoch ar 058 46664. Great progress was made during the public meeting held Wednesday last week to organise the 1916 commemoration in Gaeltacht na nDéise. Many ideas and suggestions were put forward regarding the commutation and a working group has come together to further develop these ideas.We are very grateful to those who attended this meeting, as for those who were unable to attend, any help in organising the commemoration will be very welcome. Further Information – cfdeise@gmail.com or call 058 46664. RANGANNA GAEILGE Beidh ranganna Gaeilge ag tosú i nGaeltacht na nDéise ag deireadh Mí Meán Fómhar. Beidh na ranganna ar siúl i Meánscoil San Nioclás, Oíche Céadaoin idir 7:00 i.n. agus 8:30 i.n. Beidh na ranganna ag tosú ar Céadaoin 30ú Meán Fómhair agus beidh siad ar siúl ar feadh ocht seachtainí. Is €30 an costas a bheas ar na h-ocht seachtainí. Beidh ranganna curtha ar fáil sa Rinn ar trí leibhéil, Bunrang, Meánrang agus Ardrang agus tá sé i gceist againn Bunrang Gaeilge a chur ar fáil sa Sean Phobal chomh maith. Más mian leat clárú i gcomhair na ranganna, déan teagmháil linn ag 058 46664 nó cuir r-phoist go dtí cfdeise@gmail.com nó is féidir teacht chuig Meánscoil San Nioclás ag 6:45i.n. ar Céadaoin an 30ú Meán Fómhar agus clárú roimh an céad rang. Irish classes will start in Gaeltacht na nDéise at the end of September.These classes will be held in Meánscoil San Nioclás on Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will start on Wednesday,

30th September, and will continue for eight weeks. The cost for the eight weeks of classes is €30. Classes will be held in An Rinn at three levels, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced and a beginner class will also be held in an Sean Phobal. If you would like to register for these classes, please contact us on 058 46664 or send us an Email at cfdeise@gmail.com, or you can come along to Meánscoil San Nioclás at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, 30th September, to register before the first class. OÍCHE CHULTÚIR Beidh oíche chultúir ar siúl i nGaeltacht na nDéise ar Aoine, 18ú Meán Fómhair. Beidh taispeántas ealaíne i ndánlann Joan Clancy idir 4.30 i.n. – 9:00 i.n. Beidh ceolchoirm le Ciarán Ó Gealbháin & Dónal Clancy agus seoladh Craobh Gaeltacht na nDéise de Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hÉireann i Halla Cholmáin sa Sean Phobal idir 8:00 i.n. – 9.30 i.n. agus beidh seisiún agus sólaistí i dTigh an Cheoil ó 10:00 i.n. ar aghaidh. Mar is gnáth ar oíche chultúir, beidh na himeachtaí ar fad saor in aisce. Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a chur in iúl d’Ealaín na Gaeltachta as an gcabhair atá curtha ar fáil acu don clár imeachtaí i mbliana. Is féidir teagmháil a dhéanamh linn ar 058 46664 nó ag cfdeise@gmail.com i gcomhair tuilleadh eolais. Oíche Chultúir will take place in Gaeltacht na nDéise on Friday, 18th September. There will be an art exhibition in the Joan Clancy Gallery from 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A concert will be held with Ciarán Ó Gealbháin & Dónal Clancy along with the launch of the Gaeltacht na nDéise branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hÉireann in Halla Cholmáin in An Sean Phobal from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and a session will be held in Tigh an Cheoil where refreshments will be provided. We would like to thank Ealaín na Gaeltachta for the assistance they have provided in organising this programme of events. If you would like further information, please contact us on 058 46664 or cfdeise@gmail.com

BAILIÚCHÁIN CUMANN CAMÓGAÍOCHTA NA RINNE Tá Cumann Camógaíochta na Rinne ag bailiú éadaí athláimhe, péirí bróga, criosanna, málaí láimhe, cuirtíní, tuáillí, bréagán bog, teicstílí, leabhair (ach amháin leabhair scoile), fón póca agus ríomhairí glúine. Beidh an bailiúcháin ar siúl Dé Satharn 26ú Meán Fómhar idir a hAon déag ar maidin go a dó sa tráthnóna ag Halla Pobail na Rinne. Beidh Díolacháin leabhar ar siúl ag an am céanna agus beidh Tae/Caifé agus cístí ar fáil chomh maith. Líonaigí an méid málaí agus is féidir chun tacú leis an cumann. Is féidir teagmháil a dhéanamh le Libby 087 6998545; Sinéad 087 6522044 nó Siobhán 087 2312807 más mian leat na málaí a bheith bailithe roimh ré. Bígí Linn! Cumann Camógaíochta na Rinne are collecting clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, soft toys, textiles, books (not school books), mobile phones (in separate bags) and old laptops. The collection will take place on Saturday, 26th September, in Halla Pobail na Rinne from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Book sale happening also Tea/coffee and cakes and a range of books available. Please fill as many bags as possible and support this fundraiser. Contact any of the below if you would like us to collect your bags before the 26th: Libby 087 6998545; Sinéad 087 6522044; Siobhán 087 2312807. Bígí linn LEATHANBHANDA I nGAELTACHT NA nDÉISE Tá sé i gceist ag Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise aighneacht a chur isteach go dtí Eircom thar cheann pobal na Gaeltachta anseo sna Déise ag cuir in iúl dóibh an gá le soláthar leathanbhanda ceart a chur ar fáil agus ag iarraidh orthu spriocdháta cinnte a thabhairt don phobal don obair seo a bheith curtha i gcríoch. Táimid ag iarraidh ar an bpobal, agus ar eagraíochtaí, scoileanna nó gnóthaí litreacha a chur le chéile ag tacú leis an aighneacht seo. Déan teagmháil linn ar 058 46664 nó cfdeise@gmail.com i gcomhair tuilleadh eolais. Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise intends to put together a submission to Eircom on behalf of the Gaeltacht community here in Co. Waterford in relation to the provision of high speed broadband. A set time frame for the provision of a broadband connection to the area will be sought. We would like to get support from the community for this submission, members of the community, organisations, schools or businesses can write a letter outlining the need for broadband in the area. For more information, contact 058 46664 or cfdeise@gmail.com REILIG AN tSLÉIBHE Tá an Coiste Fáilte i nGaeltacht na nDéise i mbun taighde ar stair Reilig an tSléibhe, reilig a théann siar

chuig aimsir an Gorta Mór. Má tá eolas ar bith agat faoi stair na háite sin, beidh an Coiste Fáilte buíoch as teagmháil a dhéanamh leo agus an t-eolas sin a roinnt. Is féidir teagmháil a dhéanamh leo ag 058 46664 nó ag cfdeise@gmail.com An Coiste Fáilte in Gaeltacht na nDéise are researching the history of Reilig an tSléibhe, a graveyard that goes back to the time of the Famine. If you have any information about the history of this site, An Coiste Fáilte would be grateful if you contacted them to share this information. You can contact them at 058 46664 or at cfdeise@gmail.com Notai na Gaeltachta 2 TEASTAS IRISEOIREACHTA COLÁISTE CHATHAIL NAOFA Beidh cúrsa in Iriseoireacht curtha ar fáil i gColáiste Chathail Naofa, Dún Garbhán le Joan Clancy mar Múinteoir. Beidh an cúrsa 10 seachtaine, atá oiriúnach do thosaitheoirí, ar siúl idir 7-9 i.n. oíche Máirt, ag tosú ar an 29ú Meán Fómhar. Tá €125 ar an cúrsa. Beidh oíche oscailte idir 7:30 i.n. go 8:30 i.n. oíche Luan 21ú Meán Fómhar. Fáilte roimh cách. A News Journalism evening course will be held in Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan with tutor Joan Clancy. The 10 week course, suitable for beginners is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday nights starting September 29th.The course fee is €125. Open night and enrolment from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Monday, September 21st. SEIRBHÍS DOCHTÚRA Bíonn an Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú ag feidhmiú ón Ionad Pobail na Rinne gach Máirt agus Déardaoin ó 9-11 ar maidin. Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú will be available for appointments in the Health Centre in Ionad Pobail na Rinne on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. CUMANN NAOMH UINSEANN DE PÓL / SVP Má theastaíonn ó éinne teagmháil a dhéanamh le Cumann Naomh Uinseann de Pól sa cheantar, is féidir teacht orthu ag (058) 46125 nó 0851422902. The contact numbers for the An Rinn / An tSean Phobail branch of St. Vincent de Paul are (058) 46125 or 085-1422902. MEÁIN SHÓISIALTA / TEAGMHÁIL / CONTACT Is féidir an nuacht is déanaí agus eolas faoi imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl sa Rinn agus sa Seanphobal a fháil ar an leathanach Facebook atá ag an gComhlucht Forbartha – www.facebook.com/comhlucht.forbartha agus táimid ar fáil ar twitter anois chomh maith – @cfdeise. If anybody has events / news to be included in Nótaí na Gaeltachta, send them to cfdeise@gmail.com or 05846664.

Ballinroad I.C.A. Ladies OUR monthly meetings start back again tonight, Wednesday, 9th September from 8-10 p.m. at Ballinroad Hall. There will be a guest speaker. Bring a friend. All are welcome.

HEALTH Issues for Adults with Epilepsy – Presentation followed by Question & Answer Session. Speaker: Sinead Murphy, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Epilepsy Service. On: Wednesday, 16th September, 2015. Time: 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Venue: Granville Hotel, Waterford. Reserve your place by contacting Joan Ryan at 056-7789904/0858766584. Free admission. Light refreshments.

Kilrossanty WHIST Results from 21.08.2015 Aileen Dowling, Kitsey Keating, Mary O’Donnell, Joan Cashin, Kay Veale, Pauline Desmond, Seamus Dowling, Biddy Quinlan, Maureen Sullivan, Anne Phelan, Eric Townsend, Raffle Margaret Riordan, Kathleen Fieldhouse. Seamus Dowling. Whist results from 4/9/2015 Tessie Cusack, Kathleen Whyte, Biddy Keating, Kathleen Fieldhouse, Carrie Wilkes, Margaret Riordan, Seamus Dowling, Eric Townsend, Pauline Desmond, Eily Cusack, Raffle; Kay Veale, Biddy Keating, Betty Murphy Next whist on 18th September at 8 pm. I. C. A. The Guild will hold their meeting in the hall at 8 pm next Monday night 14th Sept. Hope to see all members present. DANCE Dance last Saturday night for Irish Kidney Association was a great success. €2,400 was raised on the night, thanks to all who attended, and to the artists Pat Daly, Pat Costello, John O’Shea WLR, Bachelors in Trouble, Sandra O'Keeffe. Thanks to all the sponsors who gave prizes for the raffle and a special word of thanks to “Pilot” Conway who gave a generous donation from Iverk Show. BINGO Bingo in Crotty’s Inn Lemybrien on 25th September at 8.30 pm €1,200 in Prizes. Proceeds for the Juvenile Club.


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Ardmore Ballyduff Comhaltas HALL COMMITTEE THANKS YOU The hard-working committee who oversee Halla Deuglán in Ardmore would like to thank all those who helped out during the summer when various different events took place there. They would like to especially thank all who helped to run the Summer Bingo, which was once again a great success and added much-needed funds to the coffers REFUGEES This is a very hard one to get a well-balanced and morally correct handle on; it has the potential to impact everyone on the

island and even small rural places like Ardmore could be part of it. The Syrian Refugee Crisis. What can a small rural community like the parish of Ardmore and Grange do to alleviate the suffering of some of the poor unfortunates who are merely trying to flee a country, countries I suppose, where they face the very real risk of being killed. Killed, yes, killed. These refugees surely deserve our compassion? These refugees surely deserve our help? These refugees surely deserve to live a decent life? These refugees not migrants. There is a huge

difference here in this story between the run-of-themill economic and social migrants who leave their home regions in search of a better standard of living. These mainly Syrian and Iraqi refugees just actually want to stay alive. Would I make space in my house for a few Syrian refugees? Of course I would.Would you? The little boy’s name was Aylan Kurdi. Rest In Peace. GET IN TOUCH If you want any news items, or photos for that matter, included in the weekly Ardmore Notes section of this paper please do get in touch. Email address ardmorenotes@gmail.com

Casting Call for John B. Keane’s “Sive” Ardmore Players Inaugural Production ARDMORE Players Amateur Dramatics will stage its inaugural production of John B Keane's "Sive" on the 27th & 28th November, 2015 by kind permission of the Drama League of Ireland and we are looking for enthusiastic actors from all areas to join our cast. Rehearsals will begin immediately under the directorship of Mary Kelly who is well known for her top class performances and productions. Previous acting experience is not essential. If you are interested come along to the Round Tower Hotel, Ardmore this Wednesday evening, 9th

September at 7:15 pm. If you have questions or you want to let us know you are coming along then you can call us on 086-1237126 or contact any committee member listed below. There is also an invitation to anyone interested in becoming a member to help with all aspects of our first production, please don't be shy, join us on for this very exciting time for Ardmore Players who are reigniting the strong tradition of drama in Ardmore. Why not come along and give it a shot on Wednesday evening, there will be equal measures of hard work and lots of fun along the way. The Ardmore Players

Amateur Dramatics Committee are: Maurice Power, John Supple, Liam Lynch, Bill Ramsell, Claire Flavin, Louise Bradley, Claire Staniforth and Michael Lynch. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ardmoreplayers

Ardmore Pattern Festival Celebrates Help of Volunteers AS the Summer draws to a close, it is tradition in Ardmore for the Pattern Festival committee to host a night of celebration and thanks for all of those who volunteered as stewards and helpers over the week-long festival. Many people continue to volunteer every year and the roles are varied. Some will have manned the festival merchandise shop, others were stationed at car parking facilities and the lucky ones were on 6 am street clean-up duty. Over forty volunteers help to make Ardmore Pattern Festival the success it is each year. Without this

man (and women) power it wouldn’t be possible to have the sheer numbers of events offered nor the quality of organisation. This group of people raised a toast to yet another successful festival in The Whitehorses restaurant last Friday, 4th September. Follow the path through the garden of The Whitehorses and you’ll come to a beautifully decorated, rustic and cosy space; perfect for small gatherings complete with huge fireplace and stove with roaring fire. This was the scene for the 2015 steward’s night and as the group mingled amongst each other chat-

ting and sharing stories, a great night was had by all. Committee member John Supple said “It’s great to see so many people make it along to our celebration. Our volunteers really are so integral for the success of the festival. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who helped in every big and small way during this year. ” The organising committee would also like to thank all of their event sponsors for their generosity.To learn more about Ardmore Pattern Festival visit www.ardmorepatternfestival.ie or on Facebook.

Musicians from CCÉ Ballyduff who will be performing at a free concert on Culture Night in Ballyduff on Friday, September 18th. MUSIC CLASSES The Comhaltas branch in Ballyduff hold Music Classes in a variety of instruments, violin, banjo, mandolin, accordion, melodeon, concertina,

whistle and flute. An Enrolment Night will be held in the Library in Ballyduff on Monday, September 21st, at 8.00 p.m. Existing students and beginners are invited to

come along that night and register for music classes with our superb teachers. There are instruments available on loan to new enrolments and there is a special offer this year for newcom-

ers to the accordion classes as they will be provided with an accordion rent free. Everyone interested in joining a class should contact Sham Hyland at (087) 6878613. CULTURE NIGHT Culture Night will be celebrated in the Carnegie Hall, Ballyduff, on Friday, September 18th. Culture Night is an annual cultural event that celebrates creativity and the arts. There will be numerous free events held all over the country that night. In Ballyduff, we of course will be celebrating the wealth of talent we have in traditional music and dance. We have many All-Ireland winners and finalists who will be performing in a free concert in the library that night. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the wonderful talents of the musicians and dancers in the branch.

Ballinameela BOOKING THE HALL There is still some available slots for the evenings, so if you would like to start your own in-door soccer games for the Winter or other activity you can book the hall through our new booking officer – Alison Curran 087-8289147. The centre is also a great place for kids parties etc and can be rented for €30. Anyone renting the hall, please pay the person who opens up the hall for you and please take away your own rubbish. If you are borrowing anything from the hall, these must be booked through our booking officer Alison Curran. Each month someone on the committee is responsible for opening and closing the hall, for the month of September is Claire Seery who can be contacted on 087 6662326. Current events on in the hall and local community: FINISK VALLEY AC NEWS Finisk Valley AC will be starting the Cross Country training every Wednesday and Friday night from 7.00 to 8.00 p.m., the minimum age limit for Cross Country training will be 7 years old. Athletes age 5 to 6 will return for indoor training after the Hallowe’en break, Minimum age limit is 5 years old (Child needs to be School going).

A.G.M. The A.G.M. will be held on Wednesday, 7th of October, at 8.00 p.m. New members always welcome. BADMINTON If you fancy a socialable game of badminton come along to Ballinameela community centre on Tuesday nights from 8 to 10 if interested contact Mairead @ 087 7681975. COMMUNITY ALERT There is a Community Alert text system in place text your name and mobile number to this number: 087 3538347. It works in 2 ways, firstly a message regarding any suspicious activity is sent to your phone so you can be on the lookout. Secondly you can send details of suspicious activity to this number where it will be re-sent around to the community and to the Gardai who treat it as serious and act immediately. Follow on facebook www.facebook.com/parish .communityalert.ie AGLISH FIT4LIFE Aglish Fit4Life and Couch to 5k resumes after the Summer break on Thursday, 3rd September, at 7.15 p.m. Meet at Aglish Community Hall and away we go. Would you like to help a sick child and improve your fitness at the same time. Then join us on Tuesday or Thursday evenings and Run, Walk, Crawl or Shuffle 2, 3, 4 or 5k or whatever distance you

can. Only €2 per night with all proceeds to The Children's Hospital Crumlin. All levels of fitness catered for, young and old very welcome. Hi viz vest required, we have a limited number to give out free of charge. Last year we had participants from Aglish, Ballinameela, Villierstown, Clashmore, Kinsalebeg, Glenbeg, An Rinn, Cappoquin, Affane, Ardmore, Dungarvan, etc. All are welcome. Further details on Facebook Aglish Fun Run or email aglishfunrun@gmail.com BALLINAMEELA FOROIGE 'Ballinameela Foroige returns to the hall at 7.00 p.m. on September 24th. The club urgently needs volunteer leaders to help supervise at the weekly meetings. Could you spare 1 hour for about 8 Thursdays in the year, we operate a rota system for leaders so you will not be required to attend all the meetings. If anyone would like more information or is interested in getting involved please call or text Moya 087-6356478. Foroige is a great initiative for teens in our community so we would urge anyone who can help out to consider getting involved. BALLINAMEELA/ AGLISH DRAMATICS It’s that time of year again! Ballinameela Aglish Dramatics are having their

annual general meeting on Tuesday, 15th September, at 8.00 p.m. in the Ballinameela Community Centre. We are looking for NEW people to join the group, painting sets, acting, make-up, prompting, stage design, front of house or general helpers. We look forward to seeing all the old crew back with ideas of plays and production. It’s a great winter hobby and a great way to get to know new people. For more information please contact Viki Mulhall on 0878196264 or just turn up on the night! You can also follow us on facebook! NOTES FOR INCLUSION If you have something you would like in the Ballinameela notes you can email Claire Tobin on fitz_tobin@yahoo.co.uk or phone 087-6808287. Follow and like us on facebook, Ballinameela Community Centre. BALLINAMEELA LOTTO RESULTS 7th SEPTEMBER, 2015 Winning numbers were: 10, 27, 30. One winner. Congratulations to Patrick Harrington on his €2,600 win. €20 winners: Noel Griffin, Knocknaskeigh; John Torrents, c/o Welcome Inn; Mary Cummins, Woodstock; Kathleen Flavin, Ballymullala; M. Beston, Aglish. Next week’s jackpot €500 and will take place in the Cruiscin Lan.


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Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach ANOTHER GREAT YEAR September is noted as the middle of Harvest time. Its Irish name Méan Fomhair spells it out well. The harvest starts in August – Lúnasa and ends in Deire Fomhair - October. Once again this year, a successful harvest was completed with our many successes at Fleadh Cheoil na h-Éireann in Sligo. The O’Gorman, O’Keeffe, Mannion, Kelly and Fennell families all tasted success and brought honour to our branch and to Co Waterford. Since the branch started in 1980 a huge reservoir of knowledge and experience has been built up and shared. From our centre in Cúil na Sméar we have influenced communities and individuals through our classes concerts and sessions. Advice on choice of instruments, teachers and when to move on has been given unselfishly so that each individual would have every opportunity to develop to their greatest potential. Our aims have been simple, to ensure that our heritage of traditional music, singing and dance would be prominent and that the full range of instruments associated with our music would be available for future generations. Most importantly we want to ensure that there will be teachers who are immersed in native traditions of artistic performance. NEW SEASONS CLASSES Our 35th season of music classes will commence on the first Friday of October.

All our senior instructors are qualified teachers B.A.Hdip with music qualifications including T.T.C.T. and many are also Fleadh Cheoil prize-winners. Selected students are introduced to Uilleann Pipes and Harp through our instrument bank and are eventually steered towards advanced level private classes. Most beginners are encouraged to begin on tin whistle but fiddle is often chosen especially by those from musical families. We operate a purchase, buyback and regrade system for fiddle classes which is a considerable financial saving for families. We have designated the coming year as the year of the accordion, so there are special arrangements with a number of accordions being available from our instrument bank. BEST WISHES Once again this year, several of our younger members are heading off to 3rd level education. Congratulations to them on their Leaving Cert results and best wishes in their studies and in their musical involvements in their new environments. Once again this year another of our outstanding young musicians Sarah O’Gorman has been selected for the Comhaltas concert tours. A prize winner at Fleadh na hÉireann both last year and this year she is the lead fiddle with Cúíl Cheoil and a very committed branch member. A grand-daughter of the late Biddy Nugent, one can already see she will be a community musician both locally and nationally, the ultimate achievement

for any traditional artist. DIARY DATES Following a very busy year, our committee members have had a break from Branch activities since Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. With our dancing classes with Deirdra Kiely already underway on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 p.m. in Cuil na Sméar we will be taking names for music classes over the next few weeks. Classes will recommence on Friday, 2nd October. National Culture Night will be celebrated in Cúil na Sméar Hall on Friday, September 18th.The theme of the evening is “Songs and Tunes, a Key to History”. Starting at 8.30 p.m. guests will include Dermot Power Editor of 2 Volumes of Ballads and Songs of Waterford and Edel Vaughan singer and musician a former member of Brú Ború. This will be a great night of free entertainment with members of Na Conneries Singers Club and our own musicians. This event is included in the programme for the Comeraghs Wild Festival. Branch members and members of Cúil Cheoil will also be part of Comeraghs Wild concert in Knockmahon Church along with Cór na bhFear from An Rinn. Starting time for this concert is 6.00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20th. The first of this season’s concerts will take place in Cúil na Sméar Hall on Saturday, 10th October, and the Comhaltas Concert Tour comes to Dungarvan on Wednesday, 21st October.

Mixed Four Ball at West Waterford Golf and Country Club in aid of Let's Work Together Foundation. Second prize winners along with organiser Paul Griffin and Ladies Captain. [Gerry O'Mahony]

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YOUTH CLUB LEADERS Cappoquin Foróige Club suffered a very hard blow some weeks ago when almost all of its property, including props from its multiple prize-winning St. Patrick’s Day pageants, were taken from their storage facility and effectively destroyed. The fact that the games and equipment were not stolen, but were just vandalised, is almost more upsetting for the leaders and the 16 members in 2015. However, they are doing everything possible to reopen and the greatest need at present is to get a few more leaders on board. Anyone interested in becoming a Foróige leader will find it a rewarding and invaluable way of serving the community. If that could be for you, give Christine Collender a ring at 087 7684235, preferably before September 18th next. CAMÓGIE ALL-IRELAND Next Sunday is a massive day in the history of camogie in Waterford, with the County’s women hoping to

win the All-Ireland Intermediate championship, just a few years after winning the junior, with the reward being not just a national trophy but also a return to senior ranks. It is great to see three players from our local club involved with the squad, and all are likely to see action at Croke Park next Sunday. Lorraine Bray, Jenny McCarthy and Aisling Power will be live on your television screens, RTÉ 2, from 1.45 p.m., if you can’t make the group of over seventy travelling from around here for the occasion. We wish them all well and, more importantly, we wish them victory. LIBRARY STILL CLOSED As we feared a couple of weeks back, a second notice appeared in the same location at the Library in Cappoquin last week, moving the date for its re-opening from the start of September to the end of it. To say that local people are disappointed is an understatement. This situation will mean, effectively, a nine week clo-

sure for our facility. Civic Link members have written to Council officials and been in touch with public representatives. Assurances have repeatedly been given that this is a staffing issue, and that the branch Library will reopen at the end of September. In the meantime, we will keep asking the questions and would still urge people to write to or ring their local representatives and Council officials, as there is always a danger that silence will be taken for acceptance, and we must not lose yet another key facility serving this area, it is that simple. HERITAGE TRAIL RENOVATION WORK Our Heritage Group is currently restoring its signage around the town and local area. We have gone for a brighter hammered silver colour on our lecterns, which we hope will complement the blue displays nicely, and hope to have all twenty of the display units cleaned, restored and repainted within the month of September.

CAPPOQUIN AS YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT BEFORE Our picture this week may not look like it has anything to do with Cappoquin, but read on. The main building of the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, one of the greatest yachting clubs in Australia, is situated at Keane’s Point, on the edge of the Indian Ocean. That’s your first clue, named after its original owner Edward Keane, who was a descendant of the Cappoquin landowning family. In 19th century Australia, Keane became a very successful engineer, entrepreneur and businessman, as well as being heavily involved in Australian Rules Football in the PerthFremantle area, and yachting. Just in case you think this is all coincidence, and has nothing to do with the yachting club in the picture, we can tell you that the name of the clubhouse, to this day, is… ‘Cappoquin House’. We kid you not, and many thanks to former Aussie residents Martin and Wendy O’Connor for this gem of information.

Mixed Four Ball at West Waterford Golf and Country Club in aid of Let's Work Together Foundation. First prize winners along with [Gerry O'Mahony] organiser Paul Griffin and Ladies Captain.


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West Waterford IRISH DANCE CLASSES Irish Dance Classes make a welcome return each Monday evening at 4 pm in Clashmore Heritage Centre. Boys and Girls of all ages are welcome to come along and have fun while learning to dance. Just drop in on Monday at 4 pm. FUN HACK West Waterford Hunt will host a Fun Hack on Sunday, September 20th in Knockanore. Come join us for non jumping fun hack and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s a great way to get you out and get your horse fit for the season ahead. AGLISH FIT4LIFE Aglish Fit4Life & Couch to 5k is now back for Winter Months. Walk or Run 2, 3, 4, or 5k. Meet at Aglish Community Hall on Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15 pm. €2 per night with all proceeds to Children's Hospital Crumlin. All levels of fitness catered for. New members always welcome to join THURSDAY CLUB Kinsalebeg Community Group, Thursday Club are having an Open Day on Thursday 17th. September, from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. If you have never been before, why not take this opportunity to call in, meet some lovely people, play a game of bingo or cards, sample the home baking, listen to some fine musicians, and join in with a song, We would love to see some new people coming along, please be assured you are a stranger here only once. People are welcome to call not only on the 17th, but any Thursday that suit you. CLASHMORE RAMBLERS ALPHA LOTTO Sunday September 6th This week’s letters drawn in the Clashmore Ramblers Alpha Lotto draw were L.T.H.Q. there was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,150 €20 each goes to: Katrina Byrne David Burke Ann Seward Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your continued support FOROIGE IS HERE... IT’S HAPPENING - BE PART OF THE FUN! ATTENTION ALL 12 TO 18 YEAR OLDS FROM CLASHMORE/ KINSALEBEG On Wednesday 16th September at 7.30 pm in The Heritage Centre, Clashmore Registration for young people 12-18 years to join and information for your Parents / Guardians.

CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG FOROIGE CLUB, activities include: Outings, sport, games, community projects and lots of fun. Registration is on first night, limited spaces available - forms will be there to bring home and sign. Refreshments will be supplied on the Night. Please support. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE Top prize winners on Monday night’s [September 7th] 45 drive at the Decies Bar in Clashmore were Tom Osborne and John Motherway on nine games In second place on seven games we had Tommy Osborne and John Cliffe. In joint third on six games each we had Una and Margaret Leahy, Anne Ledingham and Noel Nugent, Maura McGrath and Redmond McGrath Would all players please note we are starting 9.30 pm sharp every week. Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your support. CLASHMORE KINSALEBEG GAA LOTTO Jackpot €2,000 Our weekly Clashmore Kinsalebeg GAA Club Lotto draw took place on Monday night [September 7th] we had no match four winner in this week’s draw so next week our jackpot will be €2,000, when our draw will take place at the Ole Mill Bar. Our numbers on Monday night were 5, 12, 26, 29. Well done to the following that were winners of €20 Spot Prizes this week John Fitzgerald, Modeligo Denis Fitzgerald, Modeligo Mike O’Neill, Clashmore Cora Beresford Mike O’Neill Well done to all our prize winners and thanks to everyone for your wonderful support. FRIENDS OF CALCUTTA A clothes appeal by the Friends of Calcutta will take place on Wednesday September 16th outside Ballinameela Church from 11 am to 12 noon and outside Aglish Church from 12 noon to 2.00 pm KNOCKANORE PLOUGHING MATCH All roads lead to Knockanore on Saturday September, 19th for the annual local Ploughing Match, which takes place on the lands of the Morrison Family [by very

kind permission]. Competitions for all classes commence at 12 noon. PARISH OF AGLISH BALLINAMEELA MOUNT STUART 175th ANNIVERSARY The 175th anniversary of St Jame’s Church in Ballinameela will be marked, with Alphonsus Cullinan Bishop of Waterford and Lismore as our chief celebrant of Vigil Mass at the church at 7.30 pm on Saturday September 19th Followed by refreshments which will be served in Ballinameela Community Centre. All are welcome CLASHMORE AND KINSALEBEG COMMUNITY COUNCIL RECENT SURVEY It was interesting to read the comments in the Ardmore Notes section last week as to whether there is any need to have local information in the paper. The Clashmore and Kinsalebeg Community Council recently started a survey in the area, and one of the questions was: ”Where do you get your information on what's happening in Clashmore and Kinsalebeg.” The results were: Family and friends 81 Local papers and radio 45 Social media 30 Clubs/Church 26 Other mainly Pubs 4 Work Colleagues 3 It's clear that people use a variety of sources for their local news but interestingly local papers and radio are still well ahead of Facebook etc. But a good bit of gossip is still Number 1! JOIN US FOR A WALK AND CHAT! As part of the Get Ireland walking campaign, the Community Council has set up some regular times for people to get together for a walk and a chat. Starting on Monday 7th September the sessions each week will be: Mondays - Walking from Clashmore Church at 7.45 pm Tuesdays - Walking from Clashmore Church at 9.30 am Wednesdays - Walking from Piltown Church at 7.45 pm How far you walk will depend on personal circumstances but it will give everyone the opportunity to get some fresh air and good company. High vis jackets will be available. Weekend walks will be arranged in the future to take advantage of our beautiful countryside and heritage.

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Tionól na nDéise returns to Portlaw as part of the 2015 Comeraghs Wild Festival TIONÓL na nDéise ar ais i bPort Lách mar chuid d’Fhéile an Chomaraigh 2015 Beidh saol agus saothar dhuine d’fhathaigh Ghaelach na nDéise, anDr. Risteárd de Hindeberg i mbun chaibidil ag an gcéad Thionól na nDéise eile, a bheidh ar siúl sa Cotton Mill, Port Lách ar an Déardaoin, 17 Meán Fómhair mar chuid d’Fhéile an Chomaraigh. Tabharfaidh Christopher Mac Amhlaoibh agus An Dr. Séamus Ó Diollúin ó Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge, caint dar teideal “Ceoltóir, Gaeilgeoir, Déiseach: Saol agus Saothar Risteaird de Hindeberg”, mar chuid d’Oscailt Oifigiúil Fhéile an Chomaraigh, a bheidh ar siúl sna Déise ón 17-20 Meán Fómhair i mbliana. Beidh suim, ní hamháin ag muintir Phort Lách, ach ag éinne gur spéis leo ceol, stair agus oidhreacht na nDéise agus an teanga Gaelach, sa chaint seo. Labharfaidh na haoi-chainteoirí ar an Ollamh de Hindeberg, arbh as Port Lách dó ó dhúchas agus a bhí ina scoláire mór Gaeilge agus ceoil. Scríobh sé roinnt leabhar agus bhí sé ina ollamh le Gaeilge in Ollscoil Chaitliceach Mheiriceá (i Washington DC), agus ina dhiaidh sin ina ollamh le Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh. Is léachtóir é an Dr. Séamus Ó Diollúin in Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge. Eagraíonn sé

Comhdháil na nDéise san Institiúid sin agus tá ailt leis i gcló i Taighde agus Teagasc, An Gael, An Linn Bhuí agus in irisí eile. D'oibrigh Christopher Mac Amhlaoibh i gCriostal Phort Láirge ar feadh 24 bliain sular bhain sé amach BA agus MA (Ealaíon) in Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge. Faoi láthair tá sé ag tabhairt faoi PhD in Oidhreacht Cheol na nDéise in Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Phort Láirge. Beidh an cur i láthair seo ar an gcéad chaint eile i sraith chainteanna Thionól na nDéise, a eagraíonn Oifig na Gaeilge de chuid Chomhairle Cathair & Contae Phort Láirge. Maraon leis an gcaint, beidh ceol beo Gaelach le cloisint chomh maith. Mar sin, beidh fáilte roimh chách chuig An Cotton Mill, Port Lách ar an Déardaoin, 17 Meán Fómhair ar a 7.00i.n., d’oíche iontach ceol agus cainte, ag déanamh cheiliúradh ar ár dteanga, ár n-oidhreacht agus ár stair dhúchasach. Tionól na nDéise returns to Portlaw as part of the 2015 Comeraghs Wild Festival The life and works of one of Co.Waterford’s foremost Irish scholars, Dr Risteárd de Hindeberg (Richard Hennebry), will be discussed at the next Tionól na nDéise, which will take place in The Cotton Mill, Portlaw on Thursday, 17th September as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival.

Conna Dramatic Society CONNA Dramatic Society have hit the ground running this Autumn/Winter. They are busy rehearsing two One Acts, one of which is destined for the One Act Festival Circuit. Their full length Spring production is also cast and in rehearsal as we speak.

This of course is one of Ray Cooney’s best plays, “Run for your wife” All members of the group are busily involved either with the One Act or the Full Length production. So no excuse for complaining about long Winter nights in Conna!!

Christopher MacAuliffe and Dr. Séamus Ó Diollúin from Waterford Institute of Technology will give a talk entitled, “The Life & Works of Risteárd de Hindeberg”, as part of the Official Opening event of the Comeraghs Wild Festival, which takes place in Co Waterford from the 17-20 September. This free event will be of interest to local Portlaw people, as well as anyone with an interest in our counties’ history, music and the Irish language. The speakers will share their knowledge of Portlaw native, Dr. Richard Hennebry (1861–1916), who was a famous Irish language and music scholar. As well as publishing a number of books, Dr Hennebry was Professor of Irish in the US Catholic University in Washington DC, and following that Professor of Irish in University College Cork. He made many valuable recordings of Irish music, which are still available today and drawn upon by many of today’s Irish music scholars. Dr Séamus Ó Diollúin is a lecturer in WIT, with a PhD from Mary

Immaculate College, Limerick and he has had articles published in a number of Irish language journals. Christopher MacAuliffe achieved a BA and MA from WIT, having returned to studies following 24 years of employment in Waterford Crystal. He is currently studying for a PhD in WIT on the Musical Heritage of the Déise.The speakers’ presentation will be given in Irish, and a simultaneous translation system will be in operation. The Portlaw talk is part of the series of Tionól na nDéise Irish language talks, which are organised by the Irish Office of Waterford City & County Council. The Portlaw Tionól will follow the official opening of the Comeraghs Wild Festival and all are welcome to come along to this celebration of our Irish language, heritage and culture in The Cotton Mill, Portlaw on Thursday, 17th September at 7 pm. Beidh fáilte roimh chách! Further information on the Comeraghs Wild Festival can be found at www.comeraghswild.com

Chris MacAuliffe

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YCH Conference THE 13th Annual Youghal Celebrates History Conference takes place from 18th to 20th September in the Mall Arts Centre,Youghal. The organisers have put together a busy and informative conference of

lectures, discussions and a Field Trip to be delivered by well-respected academic experts. For further details on the Conference Programme and to book your place, please visit www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com

The Members of Dungarvan Soroptimists and Friends of the Friary who organised the post Mass Refreshments at the Augustinian Celebrations recently. From left: Siobhán Nic Craith, Moira Duford, Kim Clancy, Kate Douglas, President, Soroptimists; Bishop Cullinan, Fr. John Hennebry, Provincial; Carmel Keith, Assumpta Nugent, Bridie McHugh and Liam Douglas. [Tom Keith]


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Fáilte tharnais romhaibh go léir TÁ súil againn go raibh samhradh taitneamhach agaibh go léir cé nach raibh an aimsir thar moladh beirte. Ba mhaith linn fíor chaoin fáilte a chur roimh na daltaí agus na tuismitheoirí nua go léir sa Naíonra agus sa scoil i mbliana. Welcome back and we look forward to a great school year ahead. We hope that you all had an enjoyable summer although the weather was not in our favour. We take this opportunity to welcome our new pupils and parents to Naíonra Garbhán and to Scoil Gharbháin. CRAOBH NA HÉIREANN BUAITE AG MARC MAC GARRAÍ Rinne Marc éacht an deireadh seachtaine seo caite nuair a bhuaigh sé an bonn óir sa rás ama rothaíochta a bhí ar siúl i gCo. Maigheo. Ní hé sin amháin ach tháinig sé abhaile le trí bhonn in iomlán. Comhgháirdeachas Marc maith thú táimíd ana bhródúil. MARK MAC GARRAÍ – ALL IRELAND CHAMPION Mark outclassed all the competition last weekend in Mayo when he secured the gold medal in the all Ireland cycling time trials. He not only secured gold but he also won two other medals on the day as well. Congratulations Mark well done we are extremely

proud of you. BANNA CEOIL PRÁIS Bhí maidin ana thaitneamhach againn sa chlós nuair a thug an Banna Ceoil Práis ó Dhungarbhán cuairt ar an scoil ar an Aoine seo caite. Thaitin an ceol go mór leis na páistí ag bualadh bois agus ag rinnce le rithim an cheoil. Ár mbuíochas ó chroí leo. Bhí na páistí go léir ar bís agus suim iontach acu na húirlísí ceoil a fhoghlaim. DUNGARVAN BRASS BAND We spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning being entertained by the brass band last week. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the music clapping and dancing to the beat. A big thank you to the brass band. The children were very excited and they were very interested in learning all about the brass instruments. OSCAILT OIFIGIÚIL NA SCOILE Tá dáta sealadach roghnaithe againn don oscailt oifigiúil roimh saoire na Nollag. Dá bhrí sin tá meitheal oibre ar siúil ag Coiste na dTuismitheoirí chun na hainmneacha go léir a bheith scríofa ar an bhfalla. Má tá sé dearmadta agat nó muna bhfuair tú seans do bhloc a órdú b’fhéidir go mbeadh an tseans deireanach agat má bhrostaíonn tú. OFFICIAL OPENING OF OUR NEW BUILDING: We finally have a provisional date for the opening

before Christmas. As a result our Coiste na dTuismitheoirí are very active in getting all your names displayed on the wall in the halla. If you have forgotten to buy your brick you may still have a chance if you hurry. CRAOBH NA HÉIREANN CAMÓGAÍOCHTA Go n-éirí go geal le foireann Chamógaíochta

Phortláirge ar an Domhnach seo chugainn go háirithe le hiar scoláire na scoile Dawn de Paor. Portláirge abú. ALL IRELAND CAMOGIE FINAL The very best of luck to the Waterford Camogie team in the All Ireland Final on Sunday next in Croke Park especially to our past pupil Dawn de Paor. Up Waterford!

Daltaí na Scoile ag baint taitnimh as an mBanna Práis.

Daltaí ó Scoil Gharbháin ag ceiliúradh le Marc ar an mbonn óir a bhuachaint i gCraobh na h-Éireann.

ST. MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Back to school WELCOME back to all our pupils and staff. A special welcome to our new pupils, especially our Junior Infants. This year will be a special year for St. Mary's as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the amalgamation of the Presentation and Mercy Primary Schools to become St. Mary's Primary School. Plans are in place for this celebration.

Some of our new PE equipment that pupils have great fun with during break times.

Our Junior Infants on a tour of our school.


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First Year students at Blackwater Community School – September 2015.

BLACKWATER COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Welcome back WE welcome back all students and staff to the new school year at Blackwater Community School.We especially welcome the new students to first year and wish them many happy days and years in BCS. LEAVING CERTS 2015 Well done to our Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students on your results and CAO offers in the recent weeks. Wishing you all well in your next journey in whatever course or career path you undertake. Thanks to the Parents’ Council who organised the Debs reception in the school hall on the evening of the Debs August 19th.

DEBS PHOTOS The Debs photos taken by Sean Byrne Photography on the evening of the Debs are ready for collection at the school office. They can be collected during school hours. TRANSITION YEAR INDUCTION Last Monday our transition years had a day of organised activities to begin the new school year for them. They did the town trail, orienteering around the towers and canoeing along the Blackwater in groups. Thanks to all involved and to Ms. Jeffery and Ms. McCarthy.

A fun day was had by all. LEAVING CERT APPLIED NEWS Last Monday the group of fifth year LCA students travelled to the Dunmore East Adventure Centre for an organised day of activities. Thanks to Co-ordinator Mrs. O’Brien for organising this. CAMOGIE FINAL Best wishes to all our students past and present who are part of the Waterford Intermediate Camogie team and play against Kildare in this weekend’s camogie final in Croke Park.

ÁRD SCOIL NA nDÉISE

Árd Scoil na nDéise U16 and a half Munster South Champions.

25 years since amalgamation THE new school year has well and truly begun in Árd Scoil na nDéise.This year is a very special one in our school as it is 25 years since the amalgamation of Coláiste Mhuire run by the Sisters of Mercy and St. Joseph’s Secondary School run by the Presentation Sisters which resulted in the formation of Árd

Scoil na nDéise. There will be events held throughout the year to mark this wonderful occasion. Congratulations to all of our outgoing 6th year students who achieved excellent results in their Leaving Certificate exams and best of luck to them all in their future endeavours. We wish to welcome back all of our return-

ing students, we wish a special welcome to our new 1st Year students and to those students visiting us from Spain, Switzerland, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil and Canada. This year also sees the retirement of two members of our staff Louise Neylin and Mary

O’Hare. We hope that they will have a long and happy retirement. As we say goodbye to two members of our staff we also welcome several new members; Claire Joyce, Fiona Troy and Carol McCarthy. U16½ MUNSTER SOUTH CHAMPIONS Congratulations to the Árd

Scoil na nDéise Under 16 and a half champions who were presented with their medals last Friday. Thank you to Ms. Rochford, Ms. Pickering and Ms. Flavin for all of their hard work in promoting sport in our school. We wish them and all of our sporting students continued success in the

coming year. ALL-IRELAND INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE FINAL We wish the best of luck to Sibéal Harney, 6th Year, who will represent Árd Scoil na nDéise and Waterford in the All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final on Sunday in Croke Park.


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ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE

Golfing News – Congratulations to Jake O’Riordan (3rd Year), winner of the Boys U-15 Amateur Close Championship which took place in Kanturk Golf Club during the Summer. Jake shot a round of 71 one over par to win the tournament by two shots. Well done Jake.

Masses at St. Monica’s Church TO mark the beginning of the new Academic Year, Mass was celebrated by Fr. Gerry Horan, OSA, for each year group last week. TRANSITION YEAR NEWS This week is an exciting one for TY students as they will be receiving their Junior Cert. results on Wednesday. Best of luck to everyone. Auditions are also taking place for the school musical "Footloose".

Young Chef of the Year – Congratulations to Dani Cunningham (3rd Year) who won the title "Young Chef of the Year 2015” at the Munster Food & Garden Show held at Croagh, Co. Limerick, on 4th & 5th July. Congratulations Danni.

Modeligo National School Junior Infants – Maeve Moher, James Quinn, Brian Collender, Paddy Ryan and Kieran Power.

COLAISTE CHATHAIL NAOFA

Distinction in final year Accounting Technician exams

Transition Year students enjoyed a fun day on a climbing wall supplied by Ardmore Adventures.

Coláiste Chathail Naofa student Marzena Pomykala being congratulated on her overall result of a Distinction in her final year Accounting Technician exams. Marzena is about to continue her studies in WIT in its BA in Accounting where she has gained entry into 2nd year of the three year degree.

Children from Small Talk creche planting trees to enhance their area at Boithrín na Muillinn. Also in photo Glynnis Casey and Staff at Small talk, and Michael Power Management Company.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Accounting Technician students who achieved fabulous results in their Summer exams, most achieving an overall Distinction. Special congratulations to Cathy Dunne from our 1st Year class who achieved 22nd place in Ireland, a remarkable acheivement. The Accounting Technician course in Coláiste Chathail Naofa is a 2 year full-time course which results in a professional qualification. The first year of the course leads

to a Certificate in Acccounting from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI), while after just two years you can apply for full membership with a Diploma in Accounting. Subjects include Accounting, Taxation, Law, Business Management, Sage Accounts/Payroll & MS Excel. The majority of former graduates are now in employment in local business while others have gone on to further study, the BA degree in Accounting in WIT proving the most

popular where graduates can gain entry into 2nd year of the 3 year programme. Other graduates have gone on to study for their professional accountancy exams, mostly with ACCA and CPA. So if you have numbers in your DNA and are interested in a business & accountancy qualification after just 2 years with really great career prospects, contact Muireann FitzGerald at Coláiste Chathail Naofa (tel: 058-41184) where interviews are currently taking place.


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ST. JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Autumn harvest OUR Autumn term has started in glorious weather after a very disappointing summer. Nevertheless, our pupils seemed to have enjoyed the long break and have been regaling us with tales of all their activities during July and August.The good weather during our first week back has meant that we were able to harvest vegetables from our raised beds.The onions will be left to dry out in the sun this week, while the potatoes and root vegetables will be stored in the shed for later use in the Parents' Room. ERASMUS PLUS After a preparatory visit to Romania by Ms. Coward and Ms. O'Brien earlier this year, we submitted an Erasmus+ project proposal with our partners. We have now received confirmation that the project has been

approved. St. Joseph's will host the first international visit in October and we look forward to welcoming teachers from Belgium, Finland, Spain, Romania and Greece.The project will focus on learning through art, drama and dance. LITERACY POWER HOUR Last year we piloted a literacy Power Hour in 4th class and then extended it to 5th class. Pupils are taught in groups of four to six and thus get more individual attention.This allows teachers to provide more support to pupils who need extra help and to set more challenging activities for gifted pupils. This year we are rolling out the programme to the whole school, so that each class will have a twiceweekly Power Hour for one term. We are very grateful

to the Parents' Council for their help in purchasing graded readers and novels to support this literacy initiative. NEWS SNIPPETS We are continuing our recycling efforts this year and will be focusing on our fifth Green Flag for biodiversity.You can send in batteries for recycling and we also collect used stamps for the missions. The Parents' Council will also be playing their part in recycling by arranging a collection of used clothing this term. We are pleased to be able to offer swimming lessons as part of the PE curriculum. Lessons start in on Tuesday, 15th September, for Ms. Ryan's 5th class and Wednesday, 16th September, for Ms. Grant's 6th class, and will continue for 6 weeks.

Pupils who had full attendance in St. Joseph's for the 2014–2015 school year. Back row: Jason Flanagan-Tobin, Jamie McCarthy, Seán Mullarkey, Darragh Healy, Alex Tutty, Patrick Kenneally, Ben Desmond. Front row: Robbie Wall, Dylan Joyce, Luke Power, Callum Bulfin, Zach Power.

Ms. McGrath leading a Word Work group during the literacy Power Hour in 4th class.

Parents' Council Chairperson Carol Joyce pictured with Alvin Wong, who won a uniform voucher sponsored by Monica's.

Ben Desmond, one of our Ceannaire boys for 2015–2016.

J.J. Mahony and Thomas Geary harvesting potatoes from our raised beds under the watchful eye of our caretaker Paddy Tobin.

The St. Joseph's 2015 Young Historian, Jason Flanagan-Tobin, pictured with judge Dr. Susan Pike. Jason was also awarded a special commemorative trophy for full attendance in his 5 years at St. Joseph's.

St. Joseph's Hurler of the Year David Flynn and Footballer of the Year Lee Lannon pictured with Ms. McGrath and Mrs. Grant after the annual awards ceremony.

Traditional Romanian costumes were on show when Ms. Coward and Ms. O'Brien travelled to Romania for a preparatory visit for our Erasmus+ project.


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GCGC Ladies Competition kindly sponsored by Deise Golf World. Gillian Cashman, Lady Captain presents the winner Karen Darcy with her prize. Included are Martina Corkery (2nd) and Ger Hallinan (3rd). [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Gold Coast Golf Club Vice Ladies Competition kindly sponsored by Comserv. Seated from left: Rosie Murphy, Sponsor; Kay Classen, Joan O'Dea and Deirdre Hannigan, winners and Gillian Cashman, Lady Captain. Standing from left: Joan Hayes, Anne Stack, Noreen and Karen Darcy. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Gold Coast Golf Club Ladies Competition kindly sponsored by Helvick Seafood. Gillian Cashman, Lady Captain presents the winners prize to Lorraine Bernie. Included are Karen Darcy (2nd) and Catherine Classen (3rd). [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Dungarvan Golf Club Open Fortnight Open 3 Person Rumble kindly sponsored by Gleeson’s. Front Row L-R: Bridget Aherne, Lady Vice Captain; Creina O'Sullivan, Lady Captain; Mary Fleming, winners. Back Row L-R: Liam Carroll, President; Jim Kiersey, Vice Captain; Mossie Walsh and Sean Power, 2nd; David Raher, Captain. [Pat Crowley]

Dungarvan Golf Club Ladies 3 Person Waltz Kindly Sponsored By Ruffles and Cinders Shoes. Front Row LR: Bridget Aherne, Lady Vice-Captain; Hilary Brown and Majella Moynihan, 1st; Creina O’Sullivan, Lady Captain. Back Row LR: Margaret Harty, Mary Power, [Pat Crowely] Maria Ryan, Elizabeth Walsh, Maria Kiersey, Christine O’Keeffe.

Gold Coast Golf Club Vice President's Prize. Brian Fahey, Vice President presents his prize to the winner, Austin Kiely. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]


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NEWS / OBITUARY

Letters to the Editor … Address Letters to: The Editor, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Fax: 058 41559. e-mail: news@dungarvanobserver.ie ALL letters MUST include your name, address and telephone number for authenticity purposes.

2015 Hurling Final Dear Editor, The 2015 hurling final was overall a tame, disappointing affair.We’re told Kilkenny don’t do tactics. What pompous nonsense, they don’t do anything else. Kilkenny hurling now is nothing more than a hard training session at Nowlan Park continued. Intense, oh yes, hooking, blocking, poking, spoiling, rooting, closing down, pressurising, still hurley poking even if spread-eagled, a kind of ‘total hurling’, all with a destructive effecting free-flowing, style driven hurling. All these negative tactics are frustrating opponents’ capacity to play open, free-flowing hurling. It’s bound up with the Cody Code, win at all cost. It’s ironic that the most natural hurlers are being seduced by this code. Tactics are not skills, if they are they’re low grade. Sadly, this tactical approach is inducing others to copy it in order to defeat it. Add the foregoing, the modern defensive and systems mania and we’re on the road to puke hurling. The fans want free-flowing, stylish, goal-mouth thrilling hurling as, of course, supremely playable by the Cats and others like the Deise,Tipperary and Cork. So, my desiderata or hopes are: (i) the great but over-exposed Cody to go in God’s name in order to save the world’s ‘sweetest game’ from becoming its most puky. (ii) no one to try to emulate the Cody code. (iii) ban ‘hooking’ as a gesture or prelude to reducing all the negative tactical stuff: hooking is merely a hurley trip, whistle it up as when a player is guilty of it. Good tactics are good; bad ones bad! (iv) introduce a forfeit system to head off or block the emergence of a monopoly dominating All-Ireland team. There can’t be only one monopoly, otherwise there’s mass demotivation! Racing and other sports have handicap systems and thrive on them. Le meas, E. F. DENNIS Galway Lane, Douglas, Co. Cork.

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan 24th SUNDAY in Ordinary Time – Isaiah 50:5-9 I offered my back to those who struck me. James 2:14-18 If good words do not go with faith, it is quite dead. Mark 8:27-35 You are the Christ. The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously. Parish Walk of Thanks on Sunday next September 13th – The Parish Walk of Thanks which we have been announcing over the past few weeks will take place on Sunday next, September 13th, and should take a little more than an hour to complete. The event which celebrates the work of women and men religious in our locality will begin at 3.00 p.m. here in St. Mary’s Church on Sunday next where we will celebrate the work of the Carriglea Sisters and then proceed to the Presentation,Youghal Road, the Mercy, the Friary, the Christian Brother’s Cemetery beside this church and conclude back here in St. Mary’s. The Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help continues each Monday at 7.30 p.m. No 9.30 a.m. Morning Mass on Mondays during the Novena. On the 27th June of this year, the Redemptorists began a year-long celebration of 150 years of their care of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. On December 11th, 1865, Pope

Pius IX entrusted the Icon to the Superior of the Redemptorists asking him to ‘Make her known to the whole world.’ A religious icon is a painting, usually on wood which can picture a person or scene, but above all it communicates a message. It tells a story. Icons have been described as ‘windows into heaven’ they draw us into the world of God. Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, September 27th next – A luxury coach will leave Dungarvan at 6.30 a.m. Cost €50 to include breakfast and evening meal. See notice on noticeboard. This pilgrimage coincides with the 2nd day of the National Eucharistic Congress in Knock. Leaflets with details of the Congress are available in the church porches. Parish Office – Located in St. Mary’s Church and is open Monday to Friday office hours. If you want to book Masses or Baptisms call during these times. Phone 42374. Daily Mass broadcast on 98.5 FM. Phone No: Fr. Ryan 42374, Fr. Harris 42384, Fr. Cooney 41136. Emergency Phone No: To contact Priest on duty: 086 233 4282. St. Vincent de Paul Helpline No. 087 774 7870.

Just think of it!

Alexander Sheehan, son of Eddie and Breda Sheehan, Abbeyside, who recently graduated from the University of Limerick with a Biomedical Engineering degree.

DOES God work a 5 day week? Are there hours in the day when God is, so to speak, off duty, and so we can do what we like, not bothering at all about the morality of what we do? Putting it another way, there are some actions where it is easy to see the connection with God, and there are other actions which do not fit so easily into a religious setting. Is there any room for God and God’s kingdom in the problem of the refugees crossing the Mediterranean? Do the Ten Commandments, summed up in the love of God and of our fellow human beings; do these commandments apply in the sphere of politics? Is an All-Ireland final or semi-final in Croke Park out of bounds for God, or, to put it another way, none of God’s business? Is religion alright for those who are that way inclined, but of no importance for those who occupy themselves in other ways? Are there times in the day or night when we don’t depend on God for our existence? Maybe God gets interested in us only when we’re too old to do anything else but say our prayers and wait for the end. Enough questions: did you bother to think out an answer to any of them? This might help you: if God forgot us for just an instant, we wouldn’t just die.We would go out of existence completely, more completely than they do in a science fiction film. And for all the instants that God has us in mind, God loves us, and wants us to live in a way that is worthy of our status as creatures, and even children, of God. And so every deliberate act of ours should express our relationship with God, whether that act is performed in Cappoquin or in Merrion Row, or in the Aviva Stadium or wherever. “But we can’t be thinking of God every moment of the day or night.” Of course not, but we can keep up an effective relationship with God by prayer, whether public or private, and by giving God a place in our lives by “practising our religion,” as they put it. When people don’t do that, then we have the rat race, every man/woman for themselves, and the weakest to the wall. Just look around, maybe it’s happening already. Fr. Robert Arthure, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

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ANNE GEORGINA ELLIOTT (nee Milton) Ballingown, Villierstown, Cappoquin It is with profound sorrow and deep regret we record the passing of Anne Georgina Elliott (nee Milton), Ballingown, Villierstown, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford, which sad event occurred peacefully at her home on 31st August, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Lying in repose at her home in Ballingown, Villierstown, Cappoquin, on Wednesday and on Thursday where friends and family members gathered to offer their sympathy, bring to mind their memories of Anne. Removal took place on Friday morning to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork, where Rev. J. Mulhall celebrated the funeral service in the presence of Anne’s loving family, relatives and her close friends. May he support us all the day long Till the shades lengthen, And the evening comes, And the busy world is hushed, And the fever of life is over, And our work is done, Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, And a holy rest, and peace at the last. Peace Perfect Peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to her loving husband Michael (Mike); daughters Claire Turner, Lisa Elliott and Paula McCoy; brother John Milton; son-in-law Paul Turner; sister-in-law Shareen; grandchildren Matthew, Daniel, Adam, Bryony, Ariana, Hannah and Cearagh; nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

MARY THERESA GRIFFIN Carriglea Cairde Services, Dungarvan With sadness we record the passing of Mary Theresa Griffin which sad event occurred on Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015. Reception was to Carriglea Cairde Services Chapel on Wednesday evening followed by prayers. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday morning by Fr. Cooney, O.S.A. Burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. To the friends, staff and retired staff of Carriglea Cairde Services we extend our deepest sympathy. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

TERENCE KENNY Westwood, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, and Ballinlovane, Ballyduff Upper It is with great sadness and deep regret we record the passing of Terence Kenny, Westwood, Carrigaline, Co. Cork, and Ballinlovane, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, which sad event occurred peacefully on 5th September, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Marymount University Hospital, Cork. On Saturday and Sunday evening Terence reposed at his home in Ballinlovane, Ballyduff Upper, where Rosary was recited by family members in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and many friends. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Home, Tallow, on Monday evening removal took place to St. Michael’s Church, Ballyduff. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning. Followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Ballyduff. May he rest in peace. Deeply loved and missed by his heartbroken wife Paula (nee McKeown); loving dad of Emma, Luke and Ciara; dearly loved son of John and Mary (nee Kenneally); father and mother-in-law Kenny and Margaret McKeown; much loved brother of John, Pat, Martin, Brian, Brenda Allen, Margot Daly, Elma Keane, Maeve Power, Nuala Fitzpatrick and Arlene Breen; Godchildren Arlene and Laura; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, friends and work colleagues from Musgraves. (Funeral Arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

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TOM CURRAN 7 Park Lane Drive, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford It is with feelings of deep regret we record the death of Tom Curran which sad event occurred on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dungarvan. He was born on 5th May, 1924, to Margaret (nee Daly) and John Curran, Gort na Daithe, Ring. Following school in Ring he worked in the Leather Factory in Dungarvan for 39 years where he was well liked by staff and management alike. In 1952 he married Nellie Curran, Ballyknock.They had nine children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of whom he was extremely proud. Tom loved to cycle and was regularly seen cycling over to Dungarvan even until his 90th year. He enjoyed a flutter on the horses and got tremendous enjoyment following Irish and English racing. He was a man of deep religious faith and attended daily Mass in Abbeyside. His passing is much regretted, not only by his sorrowing family, but also by his many friends. May he rest in peace. Rosary was recited by Sr. Philomena on Thursday evening and his remains were removed on Friday evening to St. Mary’s Parish Church, followed by a large cortege of mourners where the remains were received and blessed by Fr. O’Doherty, A.P., assisted by Canon Ryan, P.P., and Fr. Cooney, O.S.A. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday morning by Fr. Hassett, A.D.M., assisted by Fr. Cooney, O.S.A., followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery, again in the presence of a large gathering. The lessons were read by Matt and Ray (sons). Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Andrea (daughter-in-law), Darragh (grandson), Agnes (daughter-in-law), Maria (daughter-in-law), Patricia (daughter-in-law) and Shane (grandson). The Offertory Gifts were brought to the Altar by Masha and Clodagh (grand-daughters). The chief mourners were – His wife Nellie; sons Matt, Thomas, Raymond and Frank; daughters Margaret and Eileen; daughters-inlaw Agnes, Patricia, Maria and Andrea; son-in-law Lar; grandsons Paul, Shane, Jason, Daryl and Kenny; grand-daughters Lisa, Kelly Marie, Clodagh and Masha; great grandsons Calvin and Karl; and his nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his son John in 2006. Month’s Mind Mass for Tom will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday, 4th October, at 12 noon. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

MAI BARRY (nee Dennis) Townspark East, Tallow We record with sadness and regret the passing Mai Barry (nee Dennis), Townspark East, Tallow, Co. Waterford, which sad event occurred on 1st September, 2015, peacefully in the presence of her loving family and in the tender loving care of the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Marymount University Hospital, Cork. Reposing at her home in Townspark East, Tallow, in the presence of her loving family, relatives and friends. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Home, Tallow, on Wednesday evening, Rosary and funeral prayers was recited by Mai’s brother Fr. Peter Dennis, P.E., in the presence of her loving family relatives and many friends. On Friday morning removal took place from her home in Townspark East, Tallow, to the Church of Immaculate Conception, Tallow. On arrival her remains were received and blessed by Fr. P. Dennis, P.E. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. P. Dennis, P.E., and was assisted by Rev. Fr. G. McNamara, P.P., and Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P. Symbols representing Mai’s life were brought to the Altar by her son Ian – a book of poems; daughters Sinead – flowers from her garden and Elaine – a teachers prayer plaque. Readings were recited by her grandchildren Olivia and Matty. Prayers of the faithful were read by family members Finbar, Marie, Rory, Lorranine and David. Tallow Parish Choir and Frank Ryan provided a lovely selection of hymns and music during the Mass. The Offertory Gifts were presented to the Altar by sons Eoin and Clive. Mai’s daughter Sinead and her brother Dermot delivered a eulogy. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Fr. P. Dennis, P.E., officiated the graveside prayers and was assisted by Rev. Fr. G. McNamara, P.P., and Rev Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P., where Mai was laid to rest in the presence of her loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to her loving husband Eugene; sons Ian, Eoin and Clive; daughters Sinead and Elaine; brothers Sean, Eugene, Fr. Peter and Dermot; daughters-in-law Monica, Lisa and Petrina; grandchildren Olivia, Mathias, Nicole, Victoria Sean and Aidan; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbour’s and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

OBITUARY BRENDAN FITZGERALD Bawnacomera, Kinsalebeg With great sadness, we record the death of Brendan Fitzgerald, who passed away rather suddenly on Friday, 3rd July, 2015, whilst in the care of the Nurses and staff of the Cork University Hospital and in the presence of his family. Brendan was born at home on the family farm in Bawnacomera on 25th June, 1936, the fourth child to his parents Edmond and Annie (nee Mansfield), and brother to his siblings Michael, Eddie, Eileen and Gerald. Brendan was educated in primary school at Piltown NS and received his secondary education from the CBS in Youghal. After finishing school, he and his brothers Gerald and Mick took over the running of the farm, a duty that became all the more necessary following the sudden death of their father Edmond in September 1957. Brendan always had a great love of animals, and a broad selection of livestock and crops were produced on the farm. Cattle, pigs, horses, hens and dogs were always resident in Bawnacomera, with plenty of grain and hay kept in the beautiful old barn to keep them fed. Brendan also had a great interest in building work, carpentry, woodwork, etc., and was gifted with his hands in this regard. His biggest job was to build the milking parlour and associated buildings on the home farm in the early 1960s. In later years, he took his hand to making some toys and ornaments, including a go-kart, pool table, wooden lamps, fruit bowls, and even being involved in a project to build a river boat in Cappoquin. Away from the farm, Brendan had a keen interest in Macra na Feirme, being one of the leading members of the Kinsalebeg branch for many years after its formation in 1954. He was also keen on many sports including hurling, horse racing, golf and road bowling. Brendan was married to Eileen (nee Healy) on the 24th August, 1972. They settled in Bawnacomera where he assumed sole responsibility of the farm and they lived and shared 40 happy years of married life together.They raised 3 children – Donal, Aine and Eleanor – of whom they were always so proud and supportive. Brendan was a very generous husband to Eileen and equally a great father to his children, continually devoting his time and moral support, whilst also ensuring their every need was catered for in the best possible way. In 2001 Brendan was delighted to become a father-in-law to Helen (nee Crotty) who married Donal. This pride was further extended with the arrival of his two beloved grandchildren, Keely (2004) and Liam (2007), whom he cherished and adored. Brendan retired from farming in 1994 at the same time that Eileen also took early retirement from teaching. For the next 18 years, they shared fantastic times and they were seldom seen apart when out and about. Both he and Eileen were involved in many clubs and societies, determined to get the most out of their retired life, learning new things and making lots of new acquaintances. They travelled extensively on their holidays, and enjoyed a healthy social life that revolved around a very wide circle of friends and family. Brendan took up woodturning and became an excellent tradesman, creating some lovely pieces that are no doubt part of the furniture in many homes today. Brendan was an active member in many clubs and societies including Youghal Ailbrin Society, Ardmore Twinning Association, ArdmoreClashmore Golf Society,West Waterford Golf Club, Dungarvan Probus Group, Dungarvan Men’s Shed and Dungarvan Lions Club (serving as President in 2005/’06). Eileen sadly passed away on 2nd September, 2012, and her loss left a huge void in Brendan’s life. Shortly afterwards, Brendan suffered a severe stroke attack which necessitated him having to stay in full-time care at the Youghal Community Hospital. There Brendan spent the last 2½ years of his life under the constant care and attention of the excellent staff and Nurses who showed him nothing but the utmost respect, courtesy, dignity and love at all times. He made friends with everyone working and visiting there, and everyone was mad about him. One of the last feats he achieved before he died was to travel to Lourdes with the Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage in June 2015, a journey that he was so excited to make and equally so thrilled to partake in. Despite all the obstacles that faced Brendan in his final years, he always delivered a smile to each person he met, regardless of how his day was going. Indeed, any person who knew Brendan over the course of his life would say that he was a true gentleman who only saw the good in everyone and who never spoke badly of anyone. He had a warm, caring personality, and a temperament that was so wonderful to behold, yet so rarely witnessed or experienced. His passing has left a huge void in many people’s lives, but his legacy will remain forever and will never be forgotten. Ni bheidh a leithead ann aris. May he rest in peace. Brendan is survived by his son Donal; daughters Aine and Eleanor; daughter-in-law Helen; grand-daughter Keely and grandson Liam; sister Eileen (Meagher) and brother Eddie; sisters-in-law Mary Ahern and Mary Fitzgerald; brothers-in-law Sonny Meagher and Padraig O’Healai and his wife Máire; his nieces and nephews, many great neighbours and a wide array of close friends and companions.

55 Brendan lay in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home in Youghal where a Rosary was prayed on Saturday, 4th July, presided over by Fr. Donal O’Connor (retired P.P. from Ardmore). Brendan was removed on Sunday, 5th July, to St. Bartholomew’s Church in Piltown where his remains were received and blessed by Canon Tom Browne (retired P.P. from Youghal). Requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday morning, 6th July, by Fr. Patrick Fitzgerald (Aglish & Ballinameela Parish) and Fr. Milo Guiry, P.P., from Ardmore & Grange Parish, with a large congregation present. The readings were read by his daughter Eleanor and grand-daughter Keely. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Helen and Liam Fitzgerald, Ann and Brendan Fitzgerald (Ballylemon), James and Anita Meagher, Padraig O’Healai and Muireann Ahern. Offertory gifts were presented by Keely and Liam Fitzgerald, Claire Barry, Kate Mooney, Eileen Meagher and Mary Fitzgerald. A poem entitled “When You Are Old” by WB Yeats was read by Brendan’s daughter Aine, and his son Donal gave a eulogy in tribute to the great person Brendan was and the wonderful life he had. Beautiful music and song was provided by Noel and Orla Mulcahy, Mary Pedder-Daly, and Louis Lovett. Pall bearers were Donal Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Healai, James Meagher, Eddie and Pat Fitzgerald, Brendan Fitzgerald, Seamus McGrath, Micheál Ahern and Garry Ducey. Brendan was laid to rest alongside his beloved Eileen at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Ardmore, in the presence of a large gathering. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. (Funeral arrangements by Egan Funeral Directors,Youghal).

MARY NEMETH (nee Bluett) Knockalara, Cappoquin It is with feelings of profound sadness and deep regret we record the passing of Mary Nemeth (nee Bluett), Knockalara, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, loving wife of the late Dezso (formerly of Budapest, Hungary and England), which sad event occurred peacefully on 3rd September, 2015, in the tender and loving care of the staff at Dungarvan Community Hospital. Reposing at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin, on Sunday evening, funeral prayers were recited by Rev. Fr. G. O’Connor, P.P., in the presence of Mary’s family, neighbours and friends. Burial took place privately at St. James’ Churchyard Cemetery, Ballinameela. May she rest in peace. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Sheila; son Keith; brothers Tom-Joe and Willie; sisters Monica, Theresa and Eileen; daughter-inlaw Kami; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

ITA HEFFERNAN (nee Troy) 11 Townspark, Lismore With profound sorrow and deep regret we record the passing of Ita Heffernan (nee Troy), 11 Townspark, Lismore, Co. Waterford, which sad event occurred peacefully at Dungarvan Community Hospital on 2nd September, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Lying in repose at St. Carthage’s Mortuary, Lismore, Rosary was recited on Thursday evening by Rosary committee member Michael Houlihan in the presence of her loving family, relatives and friends. Removal took place on Friday evening to St. Carthage’s Church, Lismore. Funeral prayers were recited by Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P., in the presence of her loving family, neighbours and friends. On arrival to St. Carthage’s Church her remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P. On Saturday morning Funeral Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P., and was assisted by Rev. Fr. M. Coleman, P.E. A family photograph was presented to the Altar by Ita’s grand-daughters Avril and Jessica. During the Mass readings were recited by daughter Ita and grandson Rory. Prayers of the Faithful were recited by daughters Cathy and Jenny, nieces Jessica Griffin, Elish and Denise Troy and cousin Pad Long. Dina Walshe provided a lovely selection of music and hymns during the Mass. The Offertory Gifts were presented to the Altar by daughters Tracey and Elaine. Before the final Blessing a Communion Reflection was delivered by daughter Sharon. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in St. Carthage’s Cemetery, Lismore. Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P., officiated the graveside prayers where Ita was laid to rest in the presence of her loving family, relatives and a large circle of friends. May she rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to her loving husband Noel; son Noel; daughters Cathy, Tracey, Jenny, Sharon, Elaine and Ita; brothers John and Bernie, sisters Ann Griffin and Maureen Troy; sons-in-law Eric Lyons, Keith Lennane, Nuno Roque, Ross Bolger, Ryan Tobin and Henry Morrissey; grandchildren Rory, Avril, Ellie, Joe, Karla, Jessica and Rhiann; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 12 September, 2014

FARMING

Round-up … Minister and Commissioner must deliver additional dairy support to help farmers manage extreme market volatility O’Leary

ICOS MEET COMMISSIONER HOGAN ON DAIRY MARKET ISSUES. A delegation from ICOS (Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.), led by ICOS President Martin Keane and Dairy Committee Chairman Jerry Long met with Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan ahead of the EU Ministerial Agri Council meeting. Pictured left to right are: Jerry Long, Commissioner Hogan, Martin Keane, T.J. Flanagan (ICOS Dairy Policy Executive) and Conor Mulvihill (ICOS European Affairs Executive).

ICOS meets Commissioner Hogan on Dairy Market issues A DELEGATION from ICOS (Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.), led by ICOS President Martin Keane and Dairy Committee Chairman Jerry Long, met with Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and his team ahead of the recent EU Ministerial Agri Council meeting. Keane used the opportunity to press home to Commissioner Hogan an understanding of the protracted difficulties currently faced by the Irish dairy sector and the extent to which dairy co-operatives have been supporting their members over the past 12 months. He told Commissioner Hogan that there is a need for decisive action by the Commission to address these issues in the face of continuing volatility

in world dairy markets. In a wide ranging and constructive discussion ICOS suggested measures necessary to alter current conditions: Short term: • A more flexible approach to the operation of Private Storage Aid tool, such as the re-inclusion of cheese and adjusting timings of product entry and exit. • Superlevy funds collected should be reinvested in dairy market supports, including emergency intervention to address the market overhang caused by the Russian ban. • Early payment of a significant portion of this year’s direct payments to aid the cash flow crisis at farm level. Medium term:

• Trigger the review mechanism of the CAP to increase intervention threshold prices to reflect higher production costs. • EU to redouble its efforts to further open third country markets including robust promotion measures. • Strengthening of the European Milk Market Observatory which can facilitate the development of a European Dairy Futures market. This tool could be used by co-ops on behalf of their members to counter volatility. • European Investment Fund needs to be leveraged in conjunction with our Rural Development Plan to encourage investment in our co-operative industry, and especially for the development of young farmers. Martin Keane said,

“Europe must act now to stabilise the position of its dairy sector so that it will retain its strength and competitiveness on a global basis. If appropriate measures are taken now, this will enable the Irish and European dairy industry to benefit positively from a market resurgence when it takes place.” ICOS represents cooperatives and organisations in Ireland – including the Irish dairy processing cooperatives and livestock marts – whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €14 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a further 24,000 people overseas.

Statement by IFA President on FBD FOLLOWING a meeting with Fiona Muldoon, interim Chief Executive of FBD, the Executive Council of the IFA has given its full backing to FBD and welcomed its renewed focus on strengthening its insurance service to farmers, small and medium businesses and consumers. IFA President Eddie Downey said farmers, the wider agri-sector and rural communities value the FBD service and they will continue to sup-

port the business in providing competitive rates and bespoke insurance cover. Eddie Downey said, “With reserves of over €800m on the balance sheet, FBD is well capitalised. IFA intend to support the bond required by FBD to increase these capital reserves in order to meet Solvency II requirements”. Mr. Downey said that farmers, shareholders and customers are rightly very disappointed that FBD has found

itself in such difficulty as a result of market conditions, new solvency rules and the business strategy pursued in the past. It is also clear that necessary changes must be made at all levels of FBD to fully restore confidence and get the business back to profitability as soon as possible. In this regard, Eddie Downey welcomed the appointment of Liam Herlihy to the Board of FBD Holdings.

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary speaking recently to colleagues from all over Europe at a meeting of COPA has confirmed the majority of EU dairy farmers were now producing milk at a loss. While last week’s 10.8% rise in the GDT auction is confirmation that global markets are now on the way to recovery, market returns remain well below production costs, and Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and Commissioner Phil Hogan must deliver urgent additional measures to support farmers in the immediate term. Mr. O’Leary warned “We will not accept further delaying tactics by the Commissioner, who for the last number of months has played for time denying the crisis and waiting for market recovery”. “Many European dairy farmers, including Irish farmers, are now under serious financial stress. The current market downturn has lasted longer than anyone expected, and without additional support, not even the most efficient farmers can cope. Extreme volatility is now the norm in the dairy sector, and it is essential that the EU would adjust its implementation of market supports in recognition of the massive and damaging impact volatility has on dairy farmers’ incomes. This must start with immediate action at the Agriculture Council to support farmers through the current severe and prolonged downturn,” he said. “For the short term, we need to see the EU Commission review the intervention price levels as they are obliged to do by law, with a view to increasing the safety net to levels more reflective of production costs. It must also reopen APS for cheese and maintain ongoing access to APS as well as intervention for SMP and butter. This would send a strong message to global markets that products cannot be bought at unsustainable prices and I am clear this would help speed up the necessary market recovery,” he said. “There is also a real opportunity to use the EU superlevy fund of more than €800m to support markets in the short term in order to minimise the use of the Crisis Fund, and therefore any reduction to farmers’ basic payments,” he added. “To help cash flow rapidly, the EU Council must also agree to the maximum possible early payment of the BPS,” he said. “Other longer term measures are also needed, because volatility is a feature of global dairy markets. The EU

Commission must work hard at removing obstacles to imports of European dairy products especially in Asian countries including China, reopen trade with Russia and negotiate favourable trade deals,” he said. “We’re very clear in IFA: Minister Coveney and EU Commissioner Hogan must deliver urgent support measures at the EU Agriculture Council, and start a longer term review of intervention and other supports to volatility-proof them,” he concluded.

Further measures needed from Commissioner to complement basic payment advance IFA President Eddie Downey said the 70% proposed advance on the Basic Payment demanded by will be a boost for cashflow on income-strapped farms. He said normally farmers get a 50% advance on their payments on 16th October, but because of the income crisis situation, the Commission is proposing to increase this to 70%. EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan is expected to confirmed in Brussels that the advance of the Basic Payment (formerly the Single Farm Payment) will be released next month. “The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has to ensure the 70% advance includes the Basic greening payments, and that all other EU payments are made on time.” The remaining 30% will be due on 1st December. Eddie Downey said the advance is part of a package of measures that the EU Commission and Farm Council have to bring forward to support farmers, including market measures such as increased intervention prices, APS for cheese and export refunds for pigmeat. The IFA President said the EU Commission will have a fund of over €800m worth of surperlevy fines paid by European over-quota farmers. This must be used to support dairy farmers and not subsumed into the EU overall budget. It is not an option to use the Crisis Reserve as this would impact all farmers’ payments. It should be made available to underpin supports and promotional measures. In a clear warning to the EU Commissioner and the Farm Council, Eddie Downey said the food chain is broken with below-cost selling and input cartels squeezing the viability from productive farm businesses. “It is critically important that Ministers step up at the meeting with a strong declaration that Europe will ban below-cost selling of food and address the excessive input costs imposed on farmers. It is vital that Farm Ministers take action to ensure the EU Single Market is working properly.” Eddie Downey said input providers will have to reduce their costs and take their share of the pain in helping farmers through this income crisis.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

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READER’S QUERIES Dungarvan Macra Question: I intend to construct a new slatted house and to have it in place if possible for this Winter. I want to apply for a grant under the TAMS 2 Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme. I heard that one should have planning permission in place before applying for the grant. If this is the case I will lose out on the grant as the closing date is the 30th October and I have not applied for the planning yet. Is there any way around this? Can you please advise? Answer: There is no way around this. One of the reasons that this measure is in place is to ensure farmers are serious about construction before applying for the grant. In past schemes people could apply for a grant and may or may not go ahead thereafter and often saw it as nothing lost, nothing gained although they had been allocated funding that could have been more productively used by others who wanted to construct but missed out on funding. You must have a full grant of planning in place before applying for the AWSNSS grant. Although you will miss out on the first tranche of the scheme which closes on the 30th October, you can apply through tranche 2 which will more than likely open the following Monday. Even if you had your planning in place there are no guarantees you would have approval to go ahead with construction before the winter, so I suggest you concentrate on applying for planning and avoid being pipped at the post the second time around. I trust this will clear things up for you. Tip of the Week: Conduct a safety audit of your farm before the Winter sets in. For assistance contact Terence on 087-2430067. Make Farm Safety Your Priority!

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Teagasc/Glanbia Monitor Farm Focus Week Ending: 7/9/’15 Grange, Waterford 21.03 Milk Kg/Day 4.29 Fat % 3.88 Protein % 1.71 Milk Solids/Day Kg 2 Meal Kg/cow/day 789 Average Farm Cover 299 Cover per Cow 1,600 Pre Grazing Yield KG DM 42 Demand KG DM HA 55 Growth KG DM HA

Kilmacow, Kilkenny 18 5.08 4.08 1.65 2 830 337 1,600 37 60

Comments: Grange, Co. Waterford • Cows scanned and 9% empty rate. • Heifers scanned and all in-calf. • Feeding 2kg meal/cow

Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny • Planning to scan next week • Autumn build-up of grass on target • Upgrading farm fencing and roadways at the moment.

IT’S that time of year again, when the Macra year starts up! Dungarvan Macra had our club AGM back on Wednesday, July 1st. Our fabulous Chairperson, Aoife Walsh, has agreed to put up with us (I mean, remain in her post) for another year. New member Mairéad Scanlan has stepped up to be Secretary, with Gráinne Murphy moving over to the position of PRO. Dermot Hickey was elected as Treasurer, and Maria Foley and John Tobin make up our dynamic Competitions team. The committee is very enthusiastic for this new Macra year, and we are looking forward to our first club meeting of the year on Wednesday (September 9th) at 8:30 p.m. in the Tudor House in Dungarvan. (There is a rumour going around that some treats will be provided at this meeting!!!). New members are always welcome, and please see the Dungarvan Macra Facebook page for more information! In further club news, we were sorry to say goodbye to one of our club members, Angela Byrne, at the beginning of August. Angela has set off on a wonderful adventure travelling around Europe and Canada, and we wish her all the best on her travels, and we are looking forward to a great welcome home party for Angela on her return!! Mairéad Scanlan, our new Secretary, did the club and the county proud the

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

Teagasc DAIRYING Tips for Tighter Times: Milk price has dropped by 33% over the last 16 months and there seems little prospect of an upturn in the near future. Dairy farmers need to take steps now to make sure that they can survive this slump in prices and be in a position to take advantage of the upturn when it comes. The following tips will help to minimise the impact on cash flow. 1. Do a cash budget to year end Sit down and calculate the projected farm income and outgoings to the year end. This will give you a picture of your financial situation for the rest of the year and give direction on what adjustments if any that need to be made. 2. Complete a preliminary set of 2015 accounts Once you have completed your cash flow to year end you should be able to do a set of preliminary accounts for 2015. The preliminary tax paid in October is normally based on the profit from the previous year. By completing preliminary accounts for 2015 now, the preliminary tax payable will be based on the low profit in 2015 instead to the higher profit in 2014 thus reducing your cash outflow this Autumn. 3. Pay yourself first The most important person to be paid is the farmer/operator. Have a discussion with all parties in the household to let them know the current farm situation and to see if some elements of household expenses can be deferred or reduced, but household expenses have to be paid first. It takes €14,000 per adult over 14 years of age and €7,000 per child under 14 years of age to run a household per year. Included in this is a figure of €7,500 for housing/mortgage costs per annum. What does it cost to run your house? 4. Milk cows to deliver on their potential With no milk quotas this Autumn all cows need to milk to their output potential. Milk cows on to between 20th November and 1st December to maximise milk solids per cow. Spring milk producers can supply 1/3 of their milk from August to early December. 5. Extend the grazing season Keep cows on grass as long as possible but make sure they are well fed. Growing as much grass as possible facilitates producing cheap milk, increasing milk solids and maintaining cow body condition score. Fertilise ground up to the 14th September to keep grass growing. Feed cows 2 kg’s of meal to keep lactose up and introduce top quality silage bales to maintain rotation length. 1st September 30 day rotation 15th September 35 day rotation 1st October 40 day rotation 15th October 45 day rotation 6. Cash in on surplus stock Avoid carrying surplus stock as this increases production costs significantly. Stock such as cull cows and cattle could be sold off as soon as possible to reduce stocking rates and bring in cash. 7. Cut out capital expenditure that can be put on hold. Capital expenditure out of cash flow should not be considered for at least the next 12 months. Using cash flow for capital expenditure drains a farm of cash and creates difficulty in meeting important household expenses and working expenses to keep the farm running. 8. Use savings/previous surplus/shares. 2015/2016 is a time to use the rainy day fund. In many cases this rainy day fund will have come from surpluses generated over the previous two years. This rainy day fund is

probably generating returns of around 1% whereas it can now be deployed to reduce creditors at interest costs of over 10% per year. For some farmers selling shares may be an option to bridge cash shortages. 9. Restructure/borrow for capital expenditure/stock increases done out of cash flow over the last two years. In some cases farmers have expanded at a cost of over €2,000 per cow, but their expansion has been done without the proper funding structure.They have funded expansion out of cash flow and allowed outstanding creditors bills to increase. This means that farmers are effectively funding expansion and cash shortages at interest rates of over 10%. In these cases farmers need to meet with their banks to put the proper long term funding needed in place. Capital expenditure on building, land reclamation and machinery over the last two years done out of cash flow can be borrowed now. By doing so high interest credit can be repaid and cash put back into the business available for working expenses. Borrow for assets such as machinery and buildings over their working lifetime of 7 to 15 years. To recapitalise these borrowings you will need invoices signed off by your accountant to show the capital was provided out of cash flow. While recapitalising will sort out short term cash flow issues be careful not to exceed €2,000 per milking cow overall farm debt. IMPORTANT EVENTS BETTER Beef Farm Walk: A Teagasc/Farmers Journal BETTER Beef Farm walk will take place on the farm of Sean Power, The Bungalow B&B, Clomantagh, Woodsgift, Co. Kilkenny on Tuesday, September 15th commencing at 4.00 pm. As Sean is one of two beef trading systems in the BETTER Farm beef programme the focus of the farm walk will be showcasing how he has improved the profitability of his trading beef heifer business. The walk will give farmers an insight into how Sean has increased his stocking rate and beef output and how he has improved his grassland management skills for mixed grazing of cattle and sheep. There will be three stands discussing; the farm details and the performance of the Power farm; grassland management; nutrition and herd health including Winter diets. The highlight of this event will be the Winter Finishing 2015 Forum which will take place at the end of the walk. In this forum a Teagasc specialist, a Farmers Journal representative, a factory representative plus three farmers finishing steers, heifers and bulls will discuss the issues and prospects for Winter finishing this coming Winter. This forum replaces the annual beef finishing seminar held in Cillin Hill at this time each year and promises to be very interesting and informative. Admission is free and all are welcome. Dairy Cashflow Workshops: Teagasc Waterford Kilkenny will run three Cashflow Workshops for dairy farmers over the coming weeks. Each workshop will run from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm and will take place in Teagasc Kilkenny on Tuesday, September 15th; Teagasc Mullinavat on Thursday, September 17th and Teagasc Dungarvan on Thursday, October 1st. The purpose of the workshops is to support dairy farmers get through this Autumn and Winter as they cope with low milk prices. We will increase farmer awareness and understanding of the key decisions that they can take to influence their financial situation and furthermore to provide them with the resources, skills and support to implement these necessary decisions. Places are limited. Booking is essential by contacting your local Teagasc office.

Pictured with graduates of the QQI Level 6 Best Practice In Milking Course at a special graduation event in Moorepark are course organisers and Minister Tom Hayes. Front row left to right: Mike Magan, AHI, Finola McCoy, AHI and guest speaker at the graduation event; Tom O’Dwyer, Teagasc; Minister Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Peter Byrne, FRS.

High Achievement for First Milking Course Graduates DAIRY Farmers and FRS milking operators were presented with their QQI level 6 Certificates by Minister Tom Hayes for successfully completing the Best Practice in Milking Course ran by FRS (Farm Relief Services), Teagasc and Animal Health Ireland (AHI) at a special graduation event in Moorepark. A second group was presented their certificates in Mullingar. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes T.D. presented certificates to this first group of graduates who have recently completed course. The graduates with varying years’ experience in the milking parlour celebrated their achievements at this special graduation event at the Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre in Moorepark. Guest speaker Finola McCoy from AHI got the audience up off their seats to demonstrate the impact of Cellcheck, in reducing SCC over the last four years.The agreed industry target is to have 75% of milk supplied by 2020 to be of an SCC of 200,000 cells/mL or less. Marie Moore, a Dairy Farmer and graduate from Doon, Limerick was delighted to bring home the certificate to show her children. “I have been milking for years and wondered what I would get out of the course, but I found it great.The changes that I have made and the things I learned are very useful on the farm. I thought that Finola’s talk today was great and it was nice to be presented with the cert by the Minister.” Minister Hayes said “In recent years, my Department has placed greater emphasis on

Marie Moore, Doon, Co.Limerick being presented her QQI Level 6 Certificate by Minister Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at a special graduation event in Moorepark after successfully completing the FRS, Teagasc, AHI Best Practice in Milking Course. Visit www.frstraining.com/milkingcourse for details on the course. encouraging new entrants into practices. The Department’s support of dairying. It is vital that these new entrants, as well as any the two day course reduces the labour which they might hire, cost to €250 (from €500) for have access to the most up to each participant. Referring to date skills and knowledge of the this support, the Minister said milking process and for that “My Department sees such a reason I heartily congratulate course as a vital element in its Teagasc, the Farm Relief ongoing drive to improve the Service and Animal Health skills of all those involved in Ireland, with the support of my milk production, so as to ensure Department, for coming that best practices are adopted together to develop and deliver at all stages of the milk supply the ‘Best Practice in Milking’ chain and we were delighted to be able to assist these three training module. The course, which was bodies in getting the proattended by almost 400 partici- gramme off the ground. I pants, combined the theoretical extend my congratulations to and practical elements of the all involved in this great initiamilking process with an overall tive – Teagasc, FRS, AHI but objective of ensuring that par- most specially the farmers and ticipants, on completion of the FRS operators who took the course, were skilled in milking time and made the decision to routine and effective milking participate in the course.”


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Economic and environmental sustainability: a burning platform or Ireland’s opportunity? ESCALATING challenges related to economic sustainability, climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, food security and growing populations highlight the need to transition to more sustainable, lowcarbon ways of living. The bioeconomy concept offers one way to address these challenges, harnessing the optimal use of renewable biological resources and reducing dependence on fossil-fuel based resources, whilst still achieving economic growth. At the European level, the bioeconomy is estimated to provide employment for some 21.5 million people, with a market worth approximately €2 trillion. These lucrative markets and sustainable, bioeconomic opportunities are only just beginning to be exploited, including in the Irish context. The BioÉire consortium hosted its first seminar in the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin on the 3rd September, 2015 to present some of the context shaping its current research activi-

ties and to provide input for its market development project. Outcomes of this workshop will ultimately feed into the process of developing a coherent, national bioeconomy strategy for Ireland. “This strategy is needed to help us to review and ultimately change, how we produce, process and recover biological feedstocks” according to Dr. Maeve Henchion, BioÉire project coordinator. The development of a bioeconomy in Ireland producing biofuels, biofertilisers, biochemicals and bioplastics is particularly plausible given its abundant natural resources, thriving agriculture and marine sectors, growing forestry development, well-respected food industry and renowned research and development capabilities. Speaking in advance of the workshop, Dr. Maria Hayes, Research Officer at Teagasc, reflected on the opportunities that are readily available in the marine sector in Ireland: a topic that she will explore in a keynote presentation. Commenting on the abundant marine resources around the Irish

coastline, Dr Hayes states that: “The seas around Ireland contain a number of underutilised species, including seaweeds and Boarfish, that at present are not being exploited to their full potential. These species are potentially a huge reservoir for novel protein ingredients and functional foods compounds that may be health beneficial and can provide an alternative to dairy, meat and plant proteins. Furthermore, with the clever use of biotechnological processes, marine discards can be considered ideal candidates for generation of natural bioactive materials such as chitin and chitosan that have huge commercial appeal.” Adding to this positivity, Bart Bonsall, Technology Leader at the Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy (TCBB), notes the further potential that exists to utilise resources from the Irish agricultural sector beyond the food industry to explore new biochemical and biomaterial opportunities. Speaking of the need to emulate advances seen in other EU member states, Mr. Bonsall highlights that:

EU Commission must act to stem deepening grain income crisis – Dunne IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne said that the EU Commission must act now to stem the deepening income crisis developing on tillage farms. Failure to control undue influence by speculative investors on grain and oilseed prices, and anticompetitive practices by fertiliser manufacturers, is compounding the income situation. Mr. Dunne said, “Harvest prices for the third year in a row will struggle to cover production costs, despite good yields, as investors bet on international grain and

oilseed prices moving lower. Farmers will once again end up subsidising grain production from their basic/greening payment or other reserves that are well depleted at this stage following on from a prolonged period of low grain prices”. “The relentless price / cost squeeze is negatively impacting on the tillage sector and unless there is a serious realignment of our cost base, arable crop farming has a limited future in Europe, never mind Ireland. Farmers, as price takers, unlike input manufacturers and suppliers, have no

opportunity to recoup increased costs from the marketplace.”

“The EU is transitioning its petro-chemical complex away from fossil-fuel based to biobased raw materials. Ireland has an opportunity to use its agricultural might to supply these enormous markets, over time matching or surpassing the value of its food outputs.” “When you see now a global household name like Coca-Cola using patented technology to convert natural sugars from plants into renewable plastic bottles, then you have to ask yourself what should Ireland be looking at to generate new economic opportunities for biobased materials and products? Should Ireland produce renewable plastics and renewable chemicals from sugar beet or other agricultural, forestry or marine outputs?” These, and other opportunities, will form the heart of the discussion at the BioÉire workshop that aims to act as a platform for determining which opportunities merit further investigation in an Irish context. The workshop will be attended by representatives across policy, academic, state and semi-state organisations.

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 Movie Reviews  In association with SGC Dungarvan Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Opens Thursday, 10th September HAVING undergone emotional and physical trauma in the Glade, Thomas is now faced with adapting to a whole new environment and getting to grips with WCKD – the organisation behind the Maze Trials. Along with the other Gladers,Thomas struggles to trust what he is being told, and begins searching for the real reason why he escaped from the Maze, or was even there in the first place. When the powers that be turn against him and the Gladers, they are forced to fend for Members of the Friary Choir in full voice at the 725th Anniversary celebrations in the Friary Church recently.

[Tom Keith]

Legend

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Opens 11th September

September 13 – 19 Aries March 20th – April 19th

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

ACROSS 1 West African country, capital Lomé (4) 3 Ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god (6) 9 Anagram of PARTY LINE (9) 10 _ climbing uses pegs, as opposed to free climbing (3) 11 An inept person (5) 12 Abbreviated version of the Japanese name suji wa dokushin ni kagiru (6) 15 The number of blackbirds baked in a pie (4,3,6) 17 A component of some clocks (6) 18 Currency unit of Switzerland (5) 21 Brand of glue originating in Germany (3) 22 European airline formed in 1933 (3,6) 23 The period of one’s greatest vigour etc. (6) 24 Element whose name is derived from the Greek for new (4) DOWN 1 Word that can describe an eclipse (5) 2 Feature of Moscow forming the title of a 1983 film (5,4) 4 And more than that (3) 5 With reference to someone’s reputation, tarnish (7) 6 The father’s or mother’s part of one’s genealogy (4) 7 Person called in a television series (7) 8 Private proceedings take place behind them (6,5) 13 Aerodynamic property affecting a car’s roadholding (9) 14 Put to death for an alleged offence without a legal trial (7) 16 Host nation that won the first football World Cup in 1930 (7) 19 Kofi Atta _ , Ghanaian former secretary general of the United Nations (5) 20 Exclamation used to express pain (4) 22 _ Lavinia Gardner, American film and television actress (3) SOLUTION

themselves in the unknown wilderness of the Scorch. Following the huge success of 2014’s The Maze Runner, this sequel features many familiar faces, including Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and Kaya Scodelario (The Truth About Emanuel). Directed by Wes Ball, and based on the novel by James Dashner, Maze Runner:The Scorch Trials is the thrilling second instalment in this series, and is a treat for fantasy fans everywhere.

Gemini May 21st – June 20th

Cancer June 21st – July 22nd

Leo July 23rd – August 22nd

Virgo August 23rd – September 22nd

Libra September 23rd – October 22nd

Scorpio October 23rd – November 21st

F YOU are trying to pin down an evasive lover this week, there’s no success in view. Better to leave thoughts of love alone for the time being and concentrate on home improvements instead.

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MAILS and phone calls will keep you busy and if you have too much to cope with, a female friend can be called upon to give you a hand. There will be news of a property matter. OUR financial situation is confusing because on paper you should be OK but there are a number of unexpected expenses lurking behind the scenes. Keep some cash back for emergencies.

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HE middle of the week will be very busy and you must take some time to rest and relax. You will feel guilty if you do this but, what’s new? You feel guilty most of the time anyway.

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CLASH between you and an authority figure of some kind has left you feeling shaken but perhaps now you can begin to put this behind you and to trust your own judgement once again.

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OUR life is calm, comfortable and pleasant at the moment but this cannot be said of those who are around you. Offer your loved ones a shoulder to cry on if they need it.

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N unpleasant planetary aspect on Saturday is set to ruin your plans, so keep things simple and be prepared to change direction at the last moment.

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shocks and upheavals and the long term November outlook is rather good. Now is the time to put 22nd – December 21st plans into motion and to have faith in the future.

Aquarius January 20th – February 18th

Pisces February 19th – March 19th

Ronnie’s mental state unravelling, the brothers grow ever thirstier in their pursuit of power. The Kray twins are two of the most infamous men in the history of London, having wreaked total havoc on the streets in the 1960s. Starring Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray, as well as Emily Browning (Pompeii) and Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), Legend is a thrilling biopic which tells the story of London’s most dangerous sons.

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IT is London in the 1960s, and there are two men you do not want to cross: Ronnie and Reggie Kray. Identical twins born in London’s East End, the Krays are two of the most notorious criminals the city has ever seen, and they have the gangs of London in the palm of their hand. As Ronnie starts to show more and more of his psychotic side, it is up to Reggie to control him, or else their hold on the city’s criminal underground will be jeopardised. The police are on the hunt to catch the two men, and with

ATCH your health over the next week. Don’t take chances and burn the candle at both ends. Rest as much as you can and don’t ask too much of yourself yet. E love controlling our own lives but there are times when other people are in charge of our destiny and this is the case for you at this moment. Think before accepting their ideas.

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HANGES in your workplace might seem insignificant but they will bring you opportunities. Be ready to take up any offers that come your way now.

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Ireland v. Canada Saturday, 19th September, at 2.30 p.m. IRELAND versus Canada, Pool D, Rugby World Cup 2015. Watch the game for free on the big screen in HD. Ireland’s opening match of RWC

2015, in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Cheer on Ireland as they aim to start the Tournament with an important victory over the tough Canadians.

Royal Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (live) Tuesday, 22nd September, at 7.15 p.m. KENNETH MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev's magnificent score returns to open the 2015/’16 Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season. This Romeo and Juliet is rich in the swaggering colour of Verona street life and in sword fights and celebrations, but MacMillan’s focus is always on the complex emotions of the young lovers – especially on Juliet as she journeys through the delirious happiness of first

love to a shocked, adult perception of her fate. Juliet is one of the most coveted of all ballerina roles, and as MacMillan’s ballet enters its 50th year it resonates as deeply with audiences today as when it was first seen half a century. Aida is the biggest opera they've ever performed on the opera stage. But amid all of the spectacle, the famous 'Triumphal March', battle scenes and ancient temples, there's an emotional heart.

Arcade Fire: The Reflector Tapes Thursday, 24th September, at 9.00 p.m. THE Reflektor Tapes is like no other. Award-winning director Kahlil Joseph presents his insights into the hearts and minds of Arcade Fire, one of today’s most acclaimed and influential bands.The film charts the band's creative journey, from

Jamaica where the foundations for their Reflektor album were laid, to arena shows in Los Angeles and London via an impromptu performance in a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival. Don’t dream it - be it.

Across: 1 Togo, 3 Anubis, 9 Interplay, 10 Aid, 11 Wally, 12 Sudoku, 15 Four and twenty, 17 Cuckoo, 18 Franc, 21 UHU, 22 Air France, 23 Heyday, 24 Neon. Down: 1 Total, 2 Gorky Park, 4 Nay, 5 Blacken, 6 Side, 7 Midwife, 8 Closed doors, 13 Downforce, 14 Lynched, 16 Uruguay, 19 Annan, 20 Ouch, 22 Ava.


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Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents

Unique 5 piece band Betty & The Boy on Sunday, 20th September, 2015, at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel

Teddy Bears Picnic, Facepainting, etc. – Old Fashioned Teas and Cake stall in aid of Chernobyl Children on Saturday, 12th September, 2–5 p.m. Charity Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan. Find us on Facebook and Twitter: Charity Vintage Tea Rooms.

Stagemad presents Johnjo on Viking Triangle WAT E R F O R D ’ S Stagemad Theatre presents 'Johnjo' by Tom O'Brien. Starring established actor Eamon Culloty whose theatre work includes Creon in "Burial at Thebes". The Colonel in "Journey’s End". Little Priest/ "Sweeney Todd". Sir Humphrey Stafford in "Henry 6th" and Helge in "Festen." The play is the study of a man from the cradle to the grave, who is forced to go on the run from rural Ireland, JohnJo washes up in war time England. Working on farms where he finds himself treated worse than a prisoner of war, and returns to a life on the run meanwhile he falls in with Bannaher, and so begins his life-long association with 'The Lump' and the dark underbelly of the construction business.'JohnJo' runs at Central Arts Tuesday, Sept. 22nd – Saturday, Sept. 26th at 8 p.m. Tickets €10 on sale now@ www.centralarts.ie Or Call: 086 4543246 and selling fast- please book early as capacity is limited. Tom O’Brien is a native

Playwright Tom O’Brien. of Kilmacthomas, County Waterford and is a full time writer, playwright and poet. He has also recently published two collections of poetry, ‘67’ and ‘67+’ His plays include: Money from America. Cricklewood Cowboys. Frightening the Crows. On Raglan Road. – Old Red Lion – New York – Irish Tour. Falling from Grace (The life/times of Shane MacGowan of The Pogues) 'Gilmartin' (2015). All are available to purchase on www.amazon.co.uk To keep up with Stagemad:www.stagemad.ie Facebook:Stagemad Theatre Company. Twitter@Stagemadtheatre

FOR its first ever Sunday evening gig, Clonmel World Music is proud to present a unique 5 piece band from Eugene Oregon USA, on Sunday, 20th September. Commentators who like to keep things neatly slotted into place have struggled with Betty and The Boy, precisely because they defy simple categorisation. Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minimalist rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between. Certainly there is a folksy rootsiness to this band but an argument could be made for the instrumentation having a ‘chamber music’ feel on some songs and on others there is a distinct mix of country/old timey/bluegrass styles. When everything is taken into consideration, from the vocals to the instrumentation, it has to be accepted that this band is incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique.A gig not to be missed! It’s from the quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger’s

voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Hailing from Kalispell, Montana, her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation. The band has built a dedicated fan base as well as winning much admiration amongst prominent peers, including one of the leading figures in modern-day bluegrass – Woody Platt. The lead singer with top band The Steep Canyon Rangers has this to say: “Her voice and the texture of her voice, along with the instrumentation, which is almost semi-classical in places, is so striking. Difficult to describe, this is a unique ensemble playing good music – it’s pretty spectacular!” The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate. Josh is a multiinstrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason

Betty & The Boy on Sunday, 20th September, 2015, at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel. for the band’s name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo. Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classicallytrained cellist Nanci

McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel.

For this Sunday night’s gig, doors for the gig will open at 7.00 p.m.There will be no support act, and the band will start at 8.00 p.m. prompt. Tickets are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, and from Martha Beardmore on 087 9107201.

South Eastern Theatre Group Waterford presents “Les Miserables” THE world’s favourite musical Les Miserables will hit the stage of the Theatre Royal, Waterford, for six nights only from Tuesday, 27th October, to Sunday, 1st November, at 7.30 p.m. nightly. The South Eastern Theatre Group have gained a huge reputation over the years for the high quality of their productions and Les Miserables is shaping up to surpass the lofty heights scaled to date. South Eastern Theatre Group have the distinction of being the only youth

group to win the Waterford International Festival Of Light Opera and hold the record for the most individual awards at the festival with their first production four years ago and that duction was none other than Les Miserables. With a brand new hugely talented cast on board along with a multi award winning production team that includes Director David Hennessy along with Musical Director David Hayes you can be guaranteed that once again Les Miserables will deliver a

night at the Theatre Royal that will live long in the memory and leave you wanting more and more. Packed with some of the most memorable and dynamic songs like Bring Him Home, At The End Of The Day, On My Own, Do You Hear The People Sing, Master Of The House, I Dreamed A Dream, Stars, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables and of course the iconic One Day More it's easy to see why Les Miserables is the longest running musical in the history of Broadway and

London's West End and continues to this day to break all box office records world wide. Now is your opportunity to see this stunning musical on your door step in Waterford's Theatre Royal, with a full live orchestra and stunning stage sets that includes a revolving barricade Les Miserables is not to be missed and booking is now open at the Theatre Royal Box Office The Mall Waterford or you can call 051-874402 or you can book on line 24 hours a day on theatreroyal.ie

Early booking is strongly advised for this production as previous productions by South Eastern Theatre Group that include Miss Saigon and The Phantom Of The Opera have sold out in record time and Les Miserables should once again have the sold out signs up early and booking is very brisk already. Don't miss out and book early for what will once again be the musical event of the year at Waterford's Theatre Royal. You Will Hear The People Sing.


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The Rocky Horror Show Live Thursday, 17th September, at 6.45 p.m. Come and join Richard O’Brien and some very special guests for a guaranteed party, live in cinemas for one night only. Still the world’s favourite rock ’n’ roll musical 40 years on, the sensational Rocky Horror Show is hailed by critics and adored by fans around the world, and “still has audiences rolling in the aisles” (Daily Telegraph). For this exclusive event, O'Brien returns to the cast for the first time in more than 20 years. On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into tyre trouble and seek help at the site of a light down the road. It's coming from the Frankenstein place, where Dr Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments… Ready to thrill you with its frothy, fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Get ready for a night of frolics, bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Sweet Transvestite and Dammit Janet – and join us for the largest pelvic-thrusting worldwide Time Warp ever to make Rocky history! Don't Dream It - Be It. The Dungarvan Observer, in association with SGC Dungarvan, has a pair of tickets to give away to the lucky winner of our competition. All you have to do is answer the following question and post your entries into Loves Labour Lost Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on 15th September. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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larger than life characters and everyones favourite, Mamma Mia. Seen by over 54 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA, celebrating 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the 9th longest running show in Broadway history. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is now in its fifteenth year and has celebrated over 6,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 74 foreign cities in 35 countries and been seen by over 4.3 million people.The blockbuster feature film adaptation of MAMMA MIA! is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide. Seen in 38 productions in 14 different languages globally and with a worldwide gross of over $2 Billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press

as “quite simply, a phenomenon.” An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends – practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya – from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibili-

ties. Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. This is your chance to see some of these top shows right here on your door step because it will be years before the full rights are released and a local company can produce one of these shows in full. From an award winning all local Theatre company with a huge stellar cast from Dungarvan and Waterford, lots of which you saw on stage in Sister Act and Carousel, this is one you’ll not want to miss. Tickets available at 051 874402 [1] or www.theatreroyal.ie

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tionship with the Royal Albert Hall itself. Eric Clapton is the first artist to play over 200 performances at this classic venue. As Clapton guides the audience through his extensive set list, the show builds from an intimate start, reminiscent of a smoky blues club setting, to the epic finale of the massive tracks 'Crossroads' and 'Cocaine'. Clapton and his band bring the audience to their feet as

ERIC CLAPTON: AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL – Slowhand at 70 4K Ultra HD Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a momentous night for legendary guitarist Eric Clapton. A celebration of the artist's 70th year and a fine toast to his close rela-

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Abbeyside Archaeologist impresses in Australia THE number of Irish people who have made their mark and have become respected and famous around the world in the course of the last couple of centuries is legion and, with the extent of the diaspora of the last decade, the Irish will continue to impress and win widespread acclaim, success and respect across the globe. The latest such person to come to our attention is a young man by the name of Billy Ó Foghlú who is resident in far-off Australia, but whose family hails from the parish of Abbeyside and the district of Ballinacourty. Popping up in the news bulletins of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Billy is reported as having used revolutionary 3D printing technology to enhance understanding of and to accurately identify, artefacts which were unearthed here in Ireland in the 1800s.

Son of Tadhg O Foghlu (Timmy Foley) from Ballinacourty and Carrie Cotter from Abbeyside, Billy has taken his 3D printing technology and used it to show a Bronze Age artefact, thought to be a spear butt, is actually part of a musical instrument. According to the ABC report, the artefact, known as the Conical Spear Butt of Navan – found in Ireland in the early 1900s – was likely to have been crafted between 100BC and 200AD. But it has now been shown the spear butt was probably used as the mouthpiece for a horn. The revelation sheds new light on ancient Irish culture, as it was made in what was thought to be a musical dark age. The report goes on to say that: “It was demonstrated by Canberra archaeologist Billy Ó

Foghlú, who was looking to show that sophisticated instrument making technology existed in Bronze Age Ireland. “He made a 3D printed replica of the spear butt, and found it enhanced the timbre of a replica horn when used as a mouthpiece. "I had made this big replica of a horn over two metres long,” says Billy, “and I had mimicked the thickness of the metal ... and basically just stuck it in and tried to play," "Suddenly the instrument just came to life." “Mr. Ó Foghlú said it was likely the artefact was misclassified as a spear butt because it would not have been excavated at the same time as horns. "A lot of them (artefacts) were found during farming during the 1800s where you don't have any archaeologists at the time, so they don't record things

quite accurately and their functions are lost." The same could be said for the invaluable contents of the Shandon Cave discovered in 1857, but plundered before the archaeologists could take charge. Naturally Billy’s family are thrilled with his success, as his

mother Carrie told us from Australia. “We are extremely proud of him,” she says, “he has been on different radio stations all week as well as making the newspapers in Canada, UK, China and India. He has also received an invitation from Canada to go

there to make a presentation and they want him to publish a paper on his theories.” Congratulations to Billy on his academic prowess and research success and to his parents and grandparents who obviously instilled in him a love of our ancient culture.

Billy O Foghlú demonstrates the effect of the 3D technology on the pre-historic Irish horn.

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Fr. Hassett confirmed as Abbeyside P.P. Memorable Summer for Cuil Cheoil THE news arrived too late last week for publication, that Fr. Ned Hassett who has been Administrator of the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane since the all too early passing of Fr. Tim O’Riordan a year and a half ago, had been confirmed as the new Parish Priest of the United Parishes. Since his arrival in the Parish, Fr. Ned has made a very positive impression on everyone and has won the respect and affection of the people. He is, after all, the epitome of the man of the people, as he often arrives for Church Celebrations, weddings, baptisms and Sunday Mass on his trusty bicycle. Perhaps it is a sign of the times that Parish Priests are now appointed at an age young enough to still climb on a bike. Fr. Hassett attended all the masses in his Parish last weekend to make the formal announcement. He was universally well received, with a round of applause on his arrival on the Altar. He told the congregations of his happiness at his new appointment and pledged that he would continue to serve the people to the best of his ability. He was on hand after each Mass to meet the faithful and accept their congratulations and good wishes with a handshake for all. A second appointment in

which local people will have an interest is that Fr. Richard Geoghegan, who was a Curate in Carrick-on-Suir has been appointed Parish Priest of Ballyneale, near the northern extremity of the Diocese. Richard is son of Paddy and Annette, the well known Dungarvan couple and brother of Cllr. Damien Geoghegan who has been Mayor of Dungarvan on several occasions and is presently Chairman of the South East Authority. His sister Evelyn

Lucas resides in England. The announcement of the Diocesan changes and the formal appointments had to await the arrival of a new Bishop to the Diocese and, with the ordination of Bishop Cullinan a few months ago, the way was cleared to make the necessary appointments. We wish the two new Parish Priests well on their new responsibilities which they will discharge with their usual dedication, diligence and good humour.

Extending the hand! Fr. Hassett meets with little Amy Flavin and her mother Laura in St. Laurence’s Church after Mass in Ballinroad last Sunday. Inset: Fr. Richard Geoghegan.

AS most of the Cuil Cheoil troupe who entertained large crowds in The Park Hotel with their excellent Cabaret during their Summer run, head back to school and college, they can look back on their 35th consecutive season with a sense of pride and achievement. Not that the 12 year old and upwards young musicians have been there for 35 years, far from it, but a succession of talented musicians, singers and dancers have kept the Comeraghs show on the road for a couple of generations now. The annual Park Hotel season is only the visible part of the success story, the rest is behind closed doors during the winter, as the young and a little older enthusiasts attend classes or give tuition to the upcoming young artists who will carry on the legend of Cuil Cheoil for another generation. There will be the regular concerts in Coolnasmear Hall, the guest artists, the household names, but always

the up and coming generation taking their lessons, continuing their practices and eventually making their debut in front of a warm local audience, perhaps at their Christmas Party. Thereafter, they may well follow their predecessors onto the wider stage, to tour across the world, to play in clubs in cities to which they have emigrated, or where they are spending their gap year, or their summer holi-

days, beating out the trad music and amassing some modest war chest to tide them through the lean days of a student winter. This Summer, along with their Cabaret commitments and guest appearances wherever they were asked to play, there were the Fleadhanna at which many of their number took titles and cups and medals. Our photo shows the young entertainers who were successful at the All Ireland Fleadh

Cheoil in Sligo last month. It is a glittering array of trophies and a most impressive list of achievements which will give them satisfaction and motivation for their future. But an even more effective motivation is the enjoyment that the music provides, the friendships they make and the memories they will store in their hearts and minds for the future. And that will be the greatest benefit of all.

The members of Comeraghs Comhaltas who entertained big crowds at their weekly Seisiun in The Park Hotel during the Summer and who performed successfully and won honours at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo last month. From left: Ellen O’Gorman (Winner, Slow Airs Fiddle U-11 years); Seamus O’Gorman, Sarah O’Gorman (Second in Fiddle Slow Airs, 15 – 18); Clodagh Ni Cheallaigh (Winner, Fiddle Slow Airs 15 – 18); Niamh Fennell, (Second, senior Bodhrán, O.18); Clara Mannion, (Second place, Senior Concertina,) Marian Ryan, Joseph Mannion, (Winner, Bodhrán U.12 and Winner, Melodeon U.12, 2nd accordion). Both Sarah and Seamus were part of the Tigh na Coille Grúpaí Ceoil who took 1st place in their competition as well. A major achievement for all concerned and especially praiseworthy for such a small community.


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Western Junior Football final (Intermediate Attached) Ballinacourty's Tony Collins handpasses ahead of Kilgobinet's Tommy Cullinan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

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Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship

Unbeaten Modeligo topples Tourin Modeligo ……………1-16; Tourin ………………..1-14. TOURIN can count themselves one of the unluckiest teams in this year’s Western Intermediate Hurling Championship. Having beaten Shamrocks by a goal in one of their games, they have been beaten in the other three by a combined tally of just 0-6, including last Saturday night’s game against Modeligo at the Fraher Field. On the other hand, last year’s Junior Champions Modeligo remain unbeaten and will top Group 1 irrespective of the final game between Ardmore and Ballysaggart this weekend. The difference between the sides at the Fraher Field last Saturday evening was that Modeligo’s team play and their hurling was that bit crisper than Tourin and it showed especially in a second half that they won by 1-9

to 0-8 after trailing at the short whistle by 1-6 to 0-7. The teams were level on three second half occasions, the last time being in the 52nd minute at 1-12 each with Thomas Walsh’s accuracy from placed balls forging Modeligo into an ultimately winning lead. This was a game Tourin had to win more so than Modeligo and they were fast out of the blocks, establishing a 1-2 to 0-0 lead by the 6th minute. Former Lismore under age hurler Tom O’Brien opened the scoring in the second minute and when he was fouled inside the penalty area on receipt of a pass from Daithi Wilkinson in the 6th minute, the first green flag of the hour was imminent. Fair dues to Cian O’Byrne in the town end goal, he saved Darragh Wilkinson’s one-onone effort but County player Shane Fives was quickest to

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react to finish the sliotar into the net. Brendan Scanlon added an 11th minute pointed free and he, Sean Leahy and Darragh Wilkinson all combined for another goal attempt immediately afterwards but the failure to punish a then lethargic Modeligo outfit was to prove costly at the end of the day. Modeligo eventually woke to the challenge and it coincided with Tom Devine being moved out from full to centre forward where he had a rare old duel with Darragh Fives. Michael Troy opened Modeligo’s account in the 13th minute and four minutes later Devine placed Pa O’Donovan for their second score, 1-2 to 0-2. Darragh Wilkinson (f) and Nicky O’Donovan, from a Rian Reddy pass, exchanged scores as the impact of Tom Devine on proceedings became evident, resulting in three unanswered scores, the first by Devine and two pointed frees by Pa O’Donovan, 1-3 to 0-6 with 24 minutes on the clock. Credit Tourin, they regained their advantage heading into the break, regis-

tering three of the next four scores via Tom O’Brien from a Niall Fives pass, Shane Fives from a good ball out of defence by Shane Dunne and by Sean Leahy, the result of further good combined play. In between, Pa O’Donovan’s third pointed free and his fourth overall left the scoreboard reading 1-6 to 0-7 at the end of a half that Tourin struck five wides and Modeligo seven. Tyler Walsh took over the free taking duties on the restart and his 100% record went a long way to getting Modeligo over the winning line. His first point came after just 36 seconds and in scoring his second point, Nicky O’Donovan levelled matters for the second time in the 32nd minute at 1-6 to 0-9. The key score of the half arrived in the 35th minute when Kieran McCarthy, Tom Devine and Nicky O’Donovan all combined to send Michael Troy in for the game’s second goal and the lead for Modeligo for the first time, 1-9 to 1-6. Hats off to Tourin again, after an exchange of points by Darragh Wilkinson (f) and Shane Troy and between

Referee Colin Cunningham (Tallow) pictured with captains Pa O’Donovan (Modeligo) and Sean Leahy (Tourin). Daithi Wilkinson and Tyler Walsh (f), they struck the next four points to lead by one in the 51st minute at 1-12 to 1-11. This was Tourin at their best in the second half, they had Modeligo in disarray with just one forward keeping his position in the midst of these scores registered by Darragh Fives from a pass by older brother Shane, by Niall Fives

Modeligo team who defeated Tourin in the Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship on Saturday last at the Fraher Field.

Tourin team who were defeated by Modeligo in the Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship on Saturday last at the Fraher Field.

assisted by his two older brothers, by Daithi Wilkinson and by his brother Darragh from a placed ball. A needless foul on Nicky O’Donovan brought Modeligo back into the game via a 52nd minute Tyler Walsh pointed free, 1-12 each and this their first score in ten minutes spurred them on to sprint for home. Walsh followed up with both a pointed free and a

‘65’ to push his team in front for the second time and midfielder John McGrath struck a mighty 56th minute score from a Tom Devine pass. Trailing by 1-15 to 1-12, time was running out for Tourin, Brendan Scanlon pointed a 57th minute free, replied to similarly by Tyler Walsh, 1-16 to 1-14 and the final score fell to Darragh Fives, also from a free on the call of full-time. Tourin deserved something from the game but such was not to be as Modeligo remain unbeaten in this year’s championship and are through to the semi finals. Tourin face a relegation play off against Ballinameela. Modeligo’s Top Three: Robbie Buckley, Pat Fitzgerald, Tom Devine. Tourin’s Top Three: Tom O’Brien, Darragh Fives, Niall Fives. Observer’s Man of the Match: Robbie Buckley. Numbrer of Scorers: Modeligo 7. Tourin 8. Scores from Play: Modeligo 1-7. Tourin 1-7. Frees For: Modeligo 18. Tourin 11. Wides: Modeligo 14. Tourin 10. Score of the Match: Modeligo’s 35th minute goal, engineered by Kieran McCarthy, Nicky O’Donovan and Tom Devine and executed by Michael Troy. Scorers – Modeligo: Thomas Walsh 0-6 (5f, 1’65’), Pa O’Donovan 0-4 (3f), Michael Troy 1-1, Nicky O’Donovan 0-2, Tom Devine, Shane Troy and John McGrath 0-1 each. Tourin: Shane Fives 1-1, Darragh Fives 0-3 (2f), Tom O’Brien and Daithi Wilkinson 0-2 each, Darragh Wilkinson and Brendan Scanlon 0-2f each, Sean Leahy and Niall Fives 0-1 each. Modeligo: Cian O’Byrne; Sean Hennessy, Brian McCarthy, Robbie Buckley; Thomas Walsh, Pat Fitzgerald, Shane Troy; John McGrath, Kieran McCarthy; Pa O’Donovan, Sean O’Donovan, Rian Reddy; Michael Troy, Tom Devine, Nicky O’Donovan. Tourin: Colm Bennett, Brian O’Donoghue, Daniel Leahy, Shane Dunne; David O’Brien, Darragh Fives, Donal McGrath; Niall Fives, Brendan Scanlon; Sean Leahy, Tom O’Brien, Darragh Wilkinson; Daithi Wilkinson, Shane Fives, Daniel Dransfield. Sub: Sean Meaney for Daniel Dransfield (36). Referee: Colin Cunningham (Tallow).


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Lawlors Hotel Western Junior Football Intermediate Attached Final

Convincing win for Ballinacourty in Junior Football Final Ballinacourty ………1-10; Kilgobinet …………….0-4. CHAMPIONSHIP favourites Ballinacourty duly fulfilled everyone’s expectations with a well deserved win over a gallant Kilgobinet team in the final of the Western Junior Football Intermediate Attached game at the Dungarvan club Grounds last Saturday evening. Kilgobinet were well in the game at halftime when they trailed by only 0-3 to 0-2 but when the Courty forwards eventually found their target, there was always only going to be one winner here. The winners kicked twelve first half wides and eighteen in total before they drew clear in a second half that they won by 1-7 to 0-2. The key score came in the 40th minute when Willie John Kiely converted a penalty after he was fouled himself. ’Courty, who found it difficult to penetrate a hard working Kilgobinet defence in the first half now, found their range and the game was over as a contest well before the final whistle. Neil Phelan opened the scoring with a point for Kilgobinet after five minutes

and after kicking four wides, Ballinacourty opened their tally with a pointed free by Willie John Kiely after 12 minutes. Mikey Coleman for the winners in the 16th minute and Stephen Coffey for Kilgobinet in the 21st minute also found their range and when James Beresford, son of former Kilgobinet player Tony, dissected the posts, Ballinacourty went in at the break with a one point advantage. Kilgobinet didn’t avail of two free attempts on the restart and this was punished by Willie John Kiely (f) in the 36th minute and even more so when he scored from the penalty spot four minutes later. Kilgobinet introduced Brian Dunford and he obliged with a 46th minute point and Tomas Fahey left just one kick of the size 5 between the teams with what proved to be his team’s final score two minutes later. Kilgobinet’s only real chance of a goal also came from Brian Dunford who brought a superb save out of the ’Courty custodian Declan Enright. Ballinacourty finished the

game in style with six unanswered points in the last ten minutes via Mikey Coleman (2), James Beresford, Willie John Kiely, Stephen Kearney and substitute Shane O’Gorman to become the worthy holders of the Ned Burke Memorial Cup which is played for annually to commemorate the Touraneena clubman’s contribution to the GAA. PRESENTATION Vice-Chairman of the Western Board Neil Moore had the pleasure of presenting the cup to his team’s outstanding full back and captain Conor O’Dwyer amid scenes of great excitement. Scorers – Ballinacourty: Willie John Kiely 1-3 (1-2f), Mikey Coleman 0-3, James Beresford 0-2, Shane O’Gorman and Stephen Kearney 0-1 each. Kilgobinet: Neil Phelan, Stephen Coffey, Brian Dunford and Tomas Fahey 0-1 each. Ballinacourty: Declan Enright; Ruairi Conway, Conor O’Dwyer, Pa Collins; Jamie Organ, David Morrissey, Tony Collins; Ian Kiely, James Beresford;

David Hickey, Kevin Dee, Stephen Kearney; Ben Mulligan, Willie John Kiely, Mikey Coleman. Subs: Shane O’Gorman, David

Sweeney, Anthony Fitzgerald, Ronan Proctor. Kilgobinet: Eoin Dunford; Mark Dunford, John Cass, John Moloney; Neil Phelan, J.

J. Fitzgerald, David O’Brien; Tomas Fahey, Cormac Power; Stephen Coffey, Tommy Cullinane, Paul Walsh; James Fennell, David

Crother, Paudie Fahey. Subs: Brian Dunford, Joe Curtain, Fergus Power. Referee: Joe Salmon (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg).

Neil Moore, Western GAA Board presents the Cup to Ballinacourty's Captain, Conor O'Dwyer. Included is Michael Burke, Lawlors Hotel, Sponsors. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Ballinacourty who beat Kilgobinet in the Lawlor’s Hotel Western Junior Football final (Intermediate Attached) played in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Kilgobinet who lost to Ballinacourty in the Lawlors Hotel Western Junior Football final (Intermediate Attached) played in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]


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County Ladies Senior Football Final abandoned THE county senior ladies football final between Ballymacarbry and Comeragh Rangers came to a premature halt in Fraher Field on Saturday last due to a serious incident when full back for Comeragh Rangers Ciara Dunphy, took ill and collapsed on the field of play. The incident which took place after 49 minutes of play necessitated a lengthy stoppage of over 30 minutes while nursing and paramedic personnel dealt with the situation and as a result referee Timmy Organ called the match to a halt. In the match itself, Comeragh Rangers started the more brightly but had three bad wides before Sinead Ryan registered Ballymac’s first score on four minutes. Aileen Wall doubled the lead and Sinead Ryan had two more points to leave Ballymac four points to the good after 13 minutes. Ruth Kirwan opened the Comeragh account with a point in the 14th minute. Sinead Ryan replied with a point one minute later before Michelle Ryan rattled the net with an unstoppable shot on the 16th minute to leave Ballymac in control on the score line Ballymac 1-5; Comeragh Rangers 0-1. Michelle Ryan got the only other score in the first half a point to leave eight between the teams at half time. Ballymac opened the second half in whirl wind fashion. Aileen Wall pointed after 5 seconds and Sinead Ryan raised another white flag in 56 seconds.Comeragh got their second point of the

game a point from Eibhlin Power in the 3rd minute but the comeback was short lived as Sinead Ryan and Linda Wall kicked two points for Ballymac in reply. Katie Murray kicked a Comeragh point in the 7th minute and it was all of eight minutes before we got the next score a goal from Sinead Ryan in the 45th minute to leave it Ballymac 2-10; Comeragh Rangers 0-3. This was to be the final score before the events mentioned above unfolded. Sincere thanks to Ballymac players Louise Ryan and Eibhlis Cooney along with Ballymac physio Colin Walsh and Comeragh Rangers first aider and paramedic Mick Norris for their quick thinking and professionalism in taking control of the situation and assisting Ciara until the ambulance services arrived. All in Waterford Ladies Football wish Ciara a speedy recovery. The replay of the match is fixed for Sunday morning next in Dungarvan GAA pitch at 11:30. JUNIOR DELIGHT FOR COMERAGH RANGERS In the Junior A Final played as curtain raiser in Fraher Field Comeragh Rangers added to the Junior B crown they won last year by annexing the A title in an exciting match that ebbed and flowed throughout. Na Deise had much better of the opening proceedings and raced into a 1-4 to 0-2 lead in the first ten minutes the goal coming from corner forward Bronagh Condon

and points from Clodagh Ryan, Marion Troy, Margurita McCarthy and Bronagh Condon. The only reply at this stage being two pointed frees from Comeragh’s corner forward and captain Belinda O’Neill. Na Deise kept the pressure on and extended their lead to eight points in the 18th minute with points from Bronagh Condon, Clodagh Ryan and Katie Buckley. Comeragh got back in the game with a point from Catherine Power before Power got through again for a goal just before half-time which lifted the Comeragh hopes. Points were exchanged to still leave four points between the teams going into the last quarter 1-11 to 1-7. With eight minutes to go Comeragh were awarded a penalty which Shauna Power despatched to the net to leave two between the teams. Mary Kate Morrissey extended Na Deise’s lead with a point which was quickly cancelled out by Comeragh’s Belinda O’Neill to still leave Na Deise hanging on to a two point lead with five minutes to go. Catherine Power became the hero for Comeragh with a well taken goal with 4 minutes to go to edge them in front by two points 3-7 to 1-11. Mary Kate Morrissey brought the lead back to the bare minimum with a pointed free but Shauna Power ensured that Comeragh would be the champions with a goal in added time to leave the final score in a thrilling encounter Comeragh Rangers 4-7; Na Deise 1-12.

Lismore Camogie Club ALL-IRELAND FINAL Best wishes to the Waterford Intermediate Camogie Team who will be playing in The Liberty Insurance All Ireland Intermediate Camogie final in Croke Park on Sunday next, September 13th. Lismore Camogie Club has three representatives on the panel; Caithriona McGlone who is captain and her club mates Nicola Morrissey and Shona Curran. All in Lismore Camogie club would like to wish our girls, the team and management the best of luck! would-

n't it be lovely to see our own Caithriona McGlone going up the Hogan stand to lift the All Ireland cup. Throw-in for this game on Sunday, September 13th is at 2 p.m. THE PREMIUM BUTCHER SENIOR COUNTY FINAL The Premium Butcher Senior County Camogie final has been finalised to be played on Saturday, October 3rd at a time and venue to be arranged. Lismore senior camogie team have qualified for the final and now await to see who their opponents will

be. St. Anne's have qualified for the semi-final which is fixed for September 26th but await the winners of Gaultier versus Cappoquin to determine who their opponents will be. Watch this space and facebook for updates on the progress of the championship. BAG PACK A sincere thanks to all who helped out with the bag pack on Friday and Saturday last in Dunnes Stores, Dungarvan. Thanks also to all who kindly donated.

Caithriona McGlone

Nicola Morrissey

Shona Curran

The Naomh Bríd team who lost to Kilrossanty in the U-15 Division 3 Western Football Championship Final, sponsored by Baumann Jewellers. [Rory Wyley]

Local Bar Western ‘B’ Junior Hurling Championship

Shamrocks win play-off game Shamrocks ………… 3-12; Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg . 2-7. ALL five goals in this Western ‘B’ Junior hurling championship play off game were reserved for the second half in Clashmore last Sunday morning. Both clubs remain in the championship so it wasn’t a game of any real consequence. First of these two teams in quarter final action will be Clashmore/Kinsalebeg who will play Glen Rovers this Friday evening in the Fraher Field at 7pm. Shamrocks led this game

by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time with Christy Murphy striking 0-4 (2f) and Keegan O’Farrell, Pat Tobin, Alan Kelly and Bernie Kelleher contributing 0-1 each. Clashmore’s top scorer Adam O’Sullivan pointed three frees and Shane Nugent was the team’s other first half marksman. All the action around the goals was reserved for the second moiety with sub Sean O’Neill raising two green flags for the winners and full forward Pat Tobin scoring the

other goal. Adam O’Sullivan and Shane Nugent replied likewise for the home team and Phil Dee (2) and O’Sullivan again added points. Shamrocks were the better balanced team though and they finished with points by four different players, Bernie Kelleher, Christy Murphy, Keegan O’Farrell and sub Joe O’Neill to run out deserving 0-8 winners. Shamrocks: Liam Murphy; Michael O’Neill, Tom Baldwin, Nat Smith; Dermot Ahearne, Tom

O’Neill, Liam Dalton; John Murphy, Christy Murphy 0-5 (3f); Ed O’Neill, Bernie Kelleher 0-2, Conor Goulding; Keegan O’Farrell 0-2, Pat Tobin 1-1, Alan Kelly 0-1. Subs: Sean O’Neill 20, Pat Murphy, Joe O’Neill 0-1, Mike Smyth, Seamus Murphy. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Brian Dunne; Donal O’Connor, Ed Beresford, Alan McCarthy; Declan Coughlan, Gavin Dower, Eamonn Keevers; Philip Dee 0-2, James O’Leary; Adam O’Sullivan 1-4 (4f), Robbie Deady, Sean O’Connor; Shane Kennefick, Shane Nugent 1-1, Adam Curley. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

Fraher Field Fixtures Tuesday, 8th September Under 13 Hurling Western Final At 6.15 p.m. Thursday, 10th September Senior Football At 7.30 p.m. Stradbally V Killrossanty Friday, 11th September Junior Hurling B Quarter Final At 7.00 p.m. Glen Rovers V Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Intermediate Hurling At 8.30 p.m. Ballysaggart V Ardmore Saturday, 12th September Under 15 Football County Finals At 10.00 a.m to 2.00 a.m. Senior Hurling At 5.00 p.m. Fourmilewater V De La Salle At 6.30 p.m. Lismore V Mt Sion

Sunday, 13th September Junior A Hurling Semi Finals At 5.45 a.m. St Marys V Geraldines At 7.00 p.m. Colligan V Abbeyside Monday, 14th September Under 13 Western Hurling Finals At 6.15 a.m. At 7.00 a.m. TICKET & PROGRAMME BOOTHS Patrons will note some new additions to our facilities at Fraher Field. A new Ticket Booth is now in operation at the main entrance, where patrons may purchase match tickets prior to entering the stiles. It is hoped that this will speed up the process of gaining entry to the field. Also one stile has been allocated for Pass-holders entry only. All pass holders must enter through this stile in order to

have their passes scanned. The other addition is a new booth for the sale of programmes, which is situated just inside the main gate. HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS Parents are advised that in the interest of Health & Safety that children are supervised at all times. Also, it is not permitted to have people who are not directly involved with teams encroaching onto the field of play, this is also in accordance with health & safety guidelines. ADVERTISING Please contact paddygcoyne@hotmail.com or phone 087 9804373. FIELD BOOKINGS Please contact gercotter@hotmail.com or phone 087 7568493.

Two Waterford Players on The Sunday Game Panel Hurling team of the year CONGRATULATIONS to Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg’s Tadhg De Burca and Lismore’s Maurice Shanahan on being selected on theSunday Game Hurling team of the year by seven of the most knowledgable men of hurling in the present day. This is a great honour for the players themselves, their families and their clubs and one that is richly deserved following their displays for the County this year. All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny dominate the team of the year, following their 1-22 to 1-18 win against Galway in the decider. The panel – consisting of Donal Óg Cusack, Henry

Shefflin, Anthony Daly, Michael Duignan, Ger Loughnane, Liam Sheedy and Cyril Farrell – also unanimously selected Kilkenny forward T. J. Reid as their hurler of 2015. The team is made up of seven players from champions Kilkenny, four from runners-up Galway and two each from beaten semi-finalists Tipperary and Waterford. Hopefully, this recognition will be mirrored when the All Stars are named later in the year. The Sunday Game’s hurling team of the year: 1. Colm Callanan (Galway); 2. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), 3. Joey Holden

(Kilkenny), 4. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary); 5. Daithí Burke (Galway), 6.Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford), 7. Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny); 8. Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), 9. David Burke (Galway); 10.

Jonathan Glynn (Galway), 11. Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), 12. T. J. Reid (Kilkenny); 13. Ger Aylward (Kilkenny), 14. Seamus Callanan (Tipperary), 15. Maurice Shanahan (Waterford).

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Gaelic Jottings Clinton Hennessy and Stephen Molumphy win Boston Senior Hurling medals Tipperary 2-25; Fr. Tom Burke’s 0-16. IT was a dominant Tipperary that took the senior hurling championship trophy on Sunday week last with a masterclass performance of the ancient game. Willie Egan was unparalleled on the field, at centre back. He dictated the game and set the stage for a victory that sees Tipp capture all of the senior trophies on offer in 2015. Tipp effectively put the game away at the end of the first half as the Premier men were quick, sharp, and deadly from any angle or range. Waterford supplied two players to the winning Premier outfit in Ardmore’s Clinton Hennessy in goal and Ballyduff’s Stephen Molumphy at wing back. Tipperary gave a clinical first half display. There was no position where Tipperary did not impress. From Clinton Hennessey in goal, who on a couple of occasions not only made a fine save, but also distributed the ball to the right person. David Reidy and Alan Quirke at corner forward were quick and deadly with every whip of the hurl. The pair were a constant thorn in the side of Fr. Tom Burke’s corner backs and between them they accounted for 1-7, half of Tipperary’s score for the half. Egan at centre back was probably the man of the match, as play flowed to and from the Kilbrin man. John Coughlan at wing forward was also on top form. Heading into the break it was a fourteen point 2-14 to 0-6 Tipperary lead. The final quarter saw Tom’s improve the complexion of the scoreboard, and did so with points from Flynn and Winters. Joyce-Power almost netted, but his shot from inside the box was blocked by Damien Moloney. Tipperary make it a sweep of cups with the senior championship trophy to add to the New York sevens and the Sheehan Cup.

Western Board Fixtures Friday, 11th September Comeragh Oil Intermediate Hurling: Ballysaggart V Ardmore at Fraher Field 8.30 pm Local Bar Junior Hurling B Quarter-Final: Glen Rovers V Clashmore/kinsalebeg at Fraher Field 7 pm Saturday, 12th September Local Bar Junior Hurling B QuarterFinal: Abbeyside V Ballysaggart at Colligan 2 pm Sunday, 13th September Local Bar Junior Hurling A SemiFinals: St. Mary’s V Geraldine at Fraher Field 5.45 pm Colligan V Abbeyside at Fraher Field 7 pm There is a lot at stake in the final Western Intermediate Hurling Group game to be played in the Fraher Field this Friday evening. If Ardmore win they are qualified and if they lose they will be eliminated from the championship and Shamrocks will progress as Ardmore were beaten by the Knockanore club in their head-to-head Group game. If Ballysaggart win, they will be qualified and if they lose by more than six points, Shamrocks will take their place in the quarter-finals on scoring difference. Last year Ardmore were playing in the

Senior grade and two years ago Ballysaggart were in the Junior championship and if that is anything to go by the seasiders will be favourites to win out here. Ardmore look to be a better balanced team while Ballysaggart have brilliant individual players in the Bennett brothers. This game should be well worth a visit. The two Junior ‘A’ Hurling semi-finals will take place on Sunday evening and St. Marys and Colligan will be fancied to account for Geraldines and Abbeyside respectively. Geraldines will have their own views on their chances of returning to the final and if they play to their best, St. Mary’s will have to do so also to defeat them. Abbeyside defeated Geraldines in their last game and they won’t be lacking in confidence when they line-out against Colligan in the second game. The Village have lost Neil Montgomery to their Senior side and he is a definite loss but they still have the numbers in the club at present to challenge strongly for a win here. Abbeyside were in the Intermediate grade up to last year and so this is a novel pairing for patrons at this stage of the competition. Two Junior ‘B’ Hurling quarter-finals complete the weekend’s programme with Abbeyside’s third team favourites to beat Ballysaggart while the Glen Rovers and Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg game should be much closer if last year is anything to go by when extra time was required to separate them. Clashmore won that day with an inspiring display by Ronan Fitzgerald but he is an Intermediate player in 2015 and his loss may lessen their chances this time round.

Ballymacarbry … A community alive and ticking ONE could not but be impressed with the amount of activity in the Mill Field in Ballymacarbry last Thursday on an evening that Fourmilewater hosted St. Olivers in their final Group 1 Division 3 County Minor Hurling Championship game. First of all, the village itself looked out of the Bord Failte brochure of beautiful places to visit with the recently officially opened Community Centre, the jewel on the crown so to speak. Hidden off the road is the Mill field, home to the Nire and Fourmilewater clubs, and one has not seen as many young children gathered in any field at the one time learning the basic skills of hurling and Ladies football. Their place on the training pitch was then followed by Fourmile’s Senior hurlers training under the watchful eye of Michael Ryan and the Ballymac Ladies football team preparing for their upcoming County final. All this was happening while the minor match was on and the pitch was in as good a condition as we have ever seen it. The lights were switched on at half-time which snuffed out the worries of a late start to the game and talking to Chairman of the field development committee, Paddy Joe Ryan, the Observer learned that plans are afoot for new dressing rooms and a miniature stand at the venue. Certainly, the community and local clubs are alive and ticking in Ballymac and with the support and hard work of everyone, there is no doubt but that these development ambitions will be realised sooner rather than later. Credit to all concerned.

Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary quarterfinal Fixtures Friday, September 11th Nenagh Eire Og v Roscrea at 6 pm in Moneygall Sunday, September 13th Killenaule v Portroe at 2 pm in The Ragg Kilruane MacDonaghs v JK Brackens at 2 pm in Toomevara Kildangan v Upperchurch/Drombane at 3:30 pm in Toomevara Eire Og Annacarty v Lorrha at 3:30 pm in The Ragg Thurles Sarsfields v Mullinahone at 6pm in Leahy Park Cashel Byes for Drom & Inch and Clonoulty/Rossmore

Marketing Hurling HURLING needs to be marketed more specifically with “stand-alone promotion,” says marketing expert Mick O’Keeffe of PSG Communications, who advocates squad numbers and names on the jersey to help identify players obscured by hurling helmets. “There’s a sense in the GAA of football and hurling being treated the same,” says O’Keeffe. “But just as structures and rules have been examined in football, specific promotion of hurling and hurlers is needed. “There’s probably a concerted effort needed to promote the stars of the game. Some hurlers are well known, but only a handful of them are household names. There’s a requirement to promote them more. “Hurlers are at a massive disadvantage to begin with as you don’t know who half of them are as they’re wearing helmets. Stand-alone hurling promotion is needed.” O’Keeffe added that lower player numbers and less media exposure for players doesn’t aid hurling’s profile. “The other drawback is that hurling’s still a 12-county game. There are large parts of the country where it doesn’t have the same resonance as football – parts of the North, the West, and in Dublin, it’s still only growing in many areas. There’ll be a full house on Sunday for the All-Ireland final, but is it gripping the nation as an event? I’m not so sure.“Hurling’s probably more popular now than it was 25, 30 years ago, but it’s played at the top level in fewer than half the counties in the GAA.

“My All-Ireland’’ THE former Cork underage dual star Jamie Wall walked into the Rochestown Park Hotel function staged recently to celebrate Cork’s double All-Ireland winning Senior teams of 1990, all of twenty five years ago with the aid of an Exo-skeleton. The gala lunch sold-out, with over 600 attendees and proceeds went to the Friends of Jamie Wall fund and the Friends of Dessie Fitzgerald Fund. Now 23, the former dual Cork minor and U-21 player was paralysed from the midriff down by a spinal abscess last year. MC for the function, Marty Morrissey also spoke with Jamie’s rehabilitation coach Colin O’Shaughnessy, whose Cork gym holds Ireland’s only Exo-skeleton. Jamie uses the device up to three times a week to

Pictured at the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Finals Captains’ Day held in Croke Park, Thursday, September 3rd were: (l-r) Susie O’Carroll, Kildare, and Caithríona McGlone, Waterford. The Camogie Association will use Hawk-Eye, the point technology system on All-Ireland Finals Day on September 13th and are the first female Gaelic Games organisation to utilise the system. Defending champions Cork are going for their second title-in-a-row and will be aiming to equal Dublin’s record of 25 senior All-Ireland titles. Full details on the upcoming games are available on www.camogie.ie [©INPHO/Cathal Noonan]

simulate walking movements. Jamie has described the motivation to walk again as "My All-Ireland".

JBM’s successor TWO of the men linked with the vacant Cork hurling manager’s post have ruled themselves out of contention to succeed Jimmy Barry-Murphy. Pat Mulcahy, who led Cork IT to a Fitzgibbon Cup final and semi-final in the past two seasons, and Pat Ryan, manager of Sarsfields for county SHC wins in both 2012 and 2014, had both been mentioned as possible successors for Barry-Murphy, who resigned last Saturday week. Both have cited other commitments as preventing them from being considered, however.“To be mentioned as a possible candidate for the recent Cork vacancy is very much humbling,” Mulcahy said. “However, given I have a young family and both my wife and I work full-time, it would not be possible to give this privileged position the time and commitment it fully deserves. “Sometime in the future, I would like to think I could bring something to a Cork hurling team, as it’s something I’m passionate about. Unfortunately, right now, for personal reasons, I cannot commit to it. I wish Cork the very best in their search for a new manager.” Ryan, aiming to lead Sars to a seventh county final in eight years and help to achieve back-to-back titles for the first time, is focused on club commitments for now, which would seemingly prevent him from taking up the role too. “The focus is on Sarsfields and we have a huge game ahead of us at the weekend and that’s our only interest at the moment,” he said. “We are fully confident the Cork County Board will appoint the best person for the job when the time is right.” Other candidates, such as Kieran Kingston, a selector under Barry-Murphy in 2012 and 2013 and coach in 2014, his successor as coach Mark Landers, and

former managers Donal O’Grady and John Allen have yet to indicate their intentions regarding the post. Former Cork captain Tomás Mulcahy indicated on The Sunday Game three days ago “at this stage, it’s a ‘no’ for me.” Mulcahy had been the favourite when Paddy Power opened a book on the post.

Wheelchair Hurling THIS is a new initiative between Waterford GAA Coaching and Games Development and Waterford Sports Partnership. Wheelchair Hurling Programme is for disabled and nondisabled athletes over 16 years. Waterford intend to form a team to compete in Regional and National Competitions. The programme commences on Thursday, 17th September from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Kingfisher Club, Tramore Road, Waterford. The programme costs €5 per person per night and the wheelchairs will be provided. For more information you can contact either of the below: Eoin Breathnach - County Games Manager - Waterford Coaching & Games Development - 087-9219345 or Pauline Cunningham - Sports Development Officer -Waterford Sports Partnership - (051) 849855.

Scór Na Seachtaine DONIE Breathnach’s 62nd minute pointed free for An Rinn to win against the Brickeys in Fraher Field last Saturday night and qualify them for the quarter final stage of the Western Intermediate Hurling Championship.

Sympathy THE Observer extends its sincere sympathy to popular Kill clubman Mick Ahearne on the recent death of his sister Bridget Woulfe in Limerick.


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Second half performance by An Rinn knocks out Brickeys An Rinn ……………... 0-19; Brickeys ……………. 2-12. THIS was the classic winner takes all contest at the Fraher Field last Saturday evening with An Rinn qualifying for the quarter finals of the Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship and the Brickeys losing out on a similar spot which looked highly unlikely at half-time. Going into this game, An Rinn had just two points from their three games played with Brickeys in a healthier position on four points. A draw would have done Brickeys to advance and the teams were level after 60 minutes at 2-12 to 0-18. However, it was earlier in the second half that Brickeys lost their way as they led by 2-9 to 0-8 at the short whistle and they scored only 0-3 in the second moiety compared to 0-11 by An Rinn. Both clubs had met at the same venue in the Senior football championship two weeks previously with the Brickeys taking the honours by a similar 0-1 margin and it was An Rinn’s turn this time round to savour the post match celebrations. The difference between the two games, though, is that An Rinn are still in the football championship while the Brickeys hurling year is now ended. The winners were well off the pace of the game from the start and they were punished with two goals inside the first 18 minutes by Conor McGrath just two minutes into the game and by Conor Morrissey at the start of the second quarter. Brickeys led by 0-8 with normal time up in the first half as An Rinn struggled to stay in touch, depending on scores from placed balls by Donie Breathnach and Padraig O Murchadha. An Rinn had Lorcan O Corraoin back from America for this match and Noel O Murchadha also started and played a vital role in the heart of the An Rinn defence in the second half. Ray O Ceallaigh was an absentee, yet again, and when he is returned from foreign shores, it should strengthen An Rinn further in the knockout stages. Brickeys had a full squad available and it told early on as they were quick to settle. Conor forward Conor Morrissey opened the scoring after just 22 seconds and, though Donie Breathnach levelled from the first of An Rinn’s thirteen pointed frees, Brickeys assumed control with Conor McGrath’s green flag in the second minute. Brickeys held this lead until the 60th minute which made it all the harder, no doubt, to swallow the bitter pill of championship exit. Cormac Curran traded scores with both Liam O Lonain and Christy Breatnach, the latter in his new position at wing forward before man of the match Fearghal O Cuirrin used his speed and not for the last time to raise a white flag and leave the scoreboard reading 1-3 to 0-4. O Cuirrin scored

Referee Tommy Sullivan (Cappoquin) pictured with captains Tadhg Ó hÚallacháin (An Rinn) and Shane McGrath (Brickeys). three points from play and he was fouled three times which produced anotherthree white flags, which emphasises his impact on the result. Conor McGrath, who enjoyed a very good first half, and Padraig O Murchadha (f) traded scores at the end of the first quarter before Brickey’s second goal per Conor Morrissey established a 0-5 lead at 2-4 to 0-5 for the Bushy Park men. This advantage was stretched to seven by Cormac Curran and Conor McGrath from a Darragh Duggan pass by the 21st minute and it didn’t look as if it was going to be An Rinn’s name in the hat for the quarter finals. The Gaeltacht men didn’t score from play from the 13th minute of the first half to the 11th minute of the second half and still won the game. Their last three scores of the first half were struck by their freetakers Padraig O Murchadha and Donie Breathnach (2) with Brickeys Cormac Curran (f) and Darragh Duggan ensuring a halftime score of 2-9 to 0-8. It was two completely different teams that returned to the field at 9.15pm to provide us with the classic example of a game of two halves. The loss of one of the Brickeys outstanding players centre back Philly Walsh to a second yellow card in the 45th minute had a bearing on the second half but prior to his dismissal, An Rinn had outscored them by 0-4 to 0-2 and their challenge was increasing all the time. The stand-out stat of the second half is that Brickeys didn’t score from play and only one of their players dissected the posts, Cormac Curran with 0-3f. Points from play in this period were a rare species overall with just Fearghal O Cuirrin (2) and Donie Breathnach working the scoreboard in this regard. Padraig O Murchadha and Cormac Curran exchanged a brace of pointed frees by the 37th minute, 2-11 to 0-10, and then it was all one-way traffic on the board as An Rinn clawed their way back into contention. They scored 0-2 through Fearghal O Cuirrin and Padraig O Murchadha before Philly Walsh’s dismissal for a high tackle on O Cuirrin and then they a further unanswered 0-5 via Donie Breathnach 0-3 (2f), O Murchadha 0-1 f and

Fearghal O Cuirrin to level the tie at 2-11 to 0-17 with ten minutes of normal time remaining. Cormac Curran (f) steadied Brickeys with their first score in fifteen minutes in the 52nd minute and, fair play to them, down a man, they held this lead until the end of normal time. Nothing but a win would suffice for An Rinn and their desperate last two minutes of endeavour were rewarded with a brace of Donie Breathnach pointed frees to squeeze them by the smallest of margins into the quarter finals. It was that close and it was one of the most important, exciting and tense endings to a game at the Shandon venue this year. An Rinn’s Top Three: Fearghal O Cuirrin, Donie Breathnach, Padraig O Murchadha. Brickeys Top Three: Conor McGrath, Cormac Curran, Philly Walsh. Observer’s Man of the Match: Fearghal O Cuirrin. Number of Scorers: An Rinn 5. Brickeys 4. Scores fro Play: An Rinn 0-5. Brickeys 2-7. Frees For: An Rinn 18. Brickeys 10. Wides: An Rinn 12. Brickeys 4. Score of the Match: Donie Breathnach’s 62nd minute pointed free to win the match and stay in the championship. Scorers – An Rinn: Donie Breathnach 0-8f, Padraigh O Murchadha 0-6f, Fearghal O Cuirrin 0-3, Liam O Lonain agus Christy Breathnach 0-1 an duine. Brickeys: Cormac Curran 0-8 (5f), Conor McGrath 1-2, Conor Morrissey 1-1, Darragh Duggan 0-1. An Rinn: Jack O hArtaigh; Darach O Cathasaigh, Noel O Murchadha, Deauglan O hArtaigh, Eoghan Breathnach, Shane O Cuirrin, Jamie De Baruin; Ferdia O hAodha, Tadhg O hUallachain; Christy Breathnach, Padraig O Murchadha, Fearghal O Cuirrin; Fearghal O Ceallaigh, Donie Breathnach, Liam O Lonain. Fir Ionaid: Lorcan O Corraoin do Darach O Cathasaigh agus Seanai Mac Craith do Fearghal O Ceallaigh. (leath am). Brickeys: Jamie Kiely; Johnny Cooney, Mark Cummins, Shane McGrath; Carthach Shalloe, Philly Walsh, Shane Nugent; Tommy Lynch, Conor Phelan; Cormac O’Grady, Cormac Curran, Darragh Duggan; John Morrissey, Conor McGrath, Conor Morrissey. Sub: Cathal Curran for Tommy Lynch, Carthach Barry for Darragh Duggan, Diarmuid Tobin for Shane Nugent. Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Cappoquin).

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Clashmore show championship winning credentials Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 4-21; Ballinameela ………...0-13. THE Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship is one of the most difficult competitions to win on the Western Board Calendar and whoever is going to do so in 2015 will have to beat Clashmore/Kinsalebeg en route. Proof of this was there for all to see at the Fraher Field last Friday evening when the Brendan Landers trained outfit scored a comprehensive 0-20 victory over last year’s Western finalists. True, Ballinameela are not the force they were in 2014, and despite improving on their display against the Brickeys, they just could not come to terms with a rampant Clashmore contingent. The winners defended well early on and the trend was set in the 10th minute when Aidan Trihy and Brian O’Halloran put Man of the Match Cillian O’Keeffe through at the country end goal for the first of his team’s four green flags. Clashmore led by 1-8 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter and by 1-12 to 0-8 at the break with Ballinameela playing their best hurling on both sides of half time. Ballinameela won the toss and elected to play with the strong breeze but it was Clashmore who opened the scoring with Tadhg De Burca converting a difficult free over the black spot in the 2nd minute. Cillian O’Keeffe finished the hour with 1-9 (4f) to his credit and his first flag followed De Burca in the fourth minute. Ballinameela’s top player Brendan Phelan opened his team’s account in the 6th minute but Clashmore were already in their grove and further points followed by a persistent O’Keeffe and by Brian O’Halloran. Kieran Curran’s charges were finding it difficult to make inroads against a resolute Clashmore defence and their sole return for the remainder of the first quarter was a Jim Curran point in the 9th minute. Cillian O’Keeffe’s 10th minute goal was followed by a further four unanswered scores, all by the same player bar a Sean Fleming point before Brendan Phelan pointed a 17th minute free, 1-8 to 0-3.

Referee Martin Curran (Sean Phobal) pictured with captains Brendan Phelan (Ballinameela) and Jason Seward (Clashmore). Text book hurling by Tadhg De Burca and Brian O’Halloran raised a contender for score of the match by Cillian O’Keeffe before Ballinameela displayed some of their best form in winning the last ten minutes of the first moiety by 0-5 to 0-3. Brendan Phelan and Tom Curran were central to this with the former popping over 0-3 (2f, 1 ‘65’) and the latter two fine points from play. The wind behind them on the restart, one would expect Clashmore to get back into their stride immediately but following a superb score by Tadhg De Burca two minutes in from inside his own ‘65’, Brendan Phelan and Tom Curran again worked the scoreboard by the 38th minute to bring their deficit down to its ultimately lowest margin at 1-13 to 0-10. A key score followed when John Prendergast raised a green flag in the 39th minutein a goal mouth scramble and the contest was now all but over with the winners enjoying a 0-9 advantage. Credit Ballinameela, they never conceded in general play and we were entertained to some hard championship hurling by both sets of players. A feature of the final quarter was the contribution of Clashmore sub, minor player Paddy Prendergast who registered 1-2 and on this dis-

play he will be pushing for a starting position sooner rather than later. Clashmore continued to work the scoreboard via Declan Allen and Brian and Edmond O’Halloran with the latter’s long delivery going all the way into the town end goal in the 55th minute. Paddy Prendergast’s goal put the icing on the Clashmore cake and the reward for their impressive win is a qualification spot in the championship. On a normal year, Ballinameela would now be in serious relegation trouble with no win from four games but with Clashmore being upgraded to the Intermediate grade after being relegated in 2014, a Western Board affiliations meeting decided that there would be no relegation from this grade this year. Whether or which, Clashmore will be difficult to overturn in the remainder of the championship as they continue to enjoy a positive season in both codes this year. Ballinameela can now turn their unavoided attention to the Western Intermediate football final against Geraldines and this will be their sole opportunity to salvage something from a disappointing season by their standards. Clashmore’s Top Three: Cillian O’Keeffe, Brian O’Halloran, Darren Foley. Ballinameela’s Top Three: Brendan Phelan, Stephen

McGrath, Kevin Phelan. Observer’s Man of the Match: Cillian O’Keeffe. Number of Scorers: Clashmore 8. Ballinameela 3. Scores from Play: Clashmore 4-16. Ballinameela 0-8. Frees For: Clashmore 7. Ballinameela 11. Wides: Clashmore 9. Ballinameela 9. Score of the Match: Allowing for the cross wind, Edmond O’Halloran’s 50th minute curling point from a distance for Clashmore. Scorers – Clashmore: Cillian O’Keeffe 1-9 (4f), Edmond O’Halloran 1-3, Paddy Prendergast 1-2, John Prendergast 1-0, Brian O’Halloran 0-3, Tadhg De Burca 0-2 (1f), Declan Allen and Sean Fleming 0-1 each. Ballinameela: Brendan Phelan 0-7 (4f, 1 ’65’), Jim and Tom Curran 0-3 each. Clashmore: Mark McGrath; Sean Bourke, Jason Seward, Kieran Bourke; Colm Faherty, Tadhg Bourke, Paudie O’Rourke; Edmond O’Halloran, Aidan Trihy; Delan Allen, Sean Fleming, Darren Foley; Brian O’Halloran, John Prendergast, Cillian O’Keeffe. Subs: Paddy Prendergast (41), Paudie Nugent (53), Ronan Fitzgerald (57). Ballinameela: Donagh Looby; James Shine, Micheal Shine, Cian Culloo; Kevin Phelan, Colin Walsh, John Harrington; Tom Curran, Brian Phelan; Mikey Phelan, Brendan Phelan, Stevie McGrath; Paul Curran, David Phelan, Jim Curran. Subs: Micheal Culloo (ht), James Ryan (47), Christy Troy (46), Rob Shine (53). Referee: Martin Curran (Sean Phobail).

Western GAA Results & Fixtures FIXTURES Friday, 11th September Park Hotel Intermediate Hurling League Final: Brickey Rangers V Modeligo at Bushy Park 7.30 pm Comeragh Oil Intermediate Hurling: Ballysaggart V Ardmore at Fraher Field 8.30 pm Local Bar Junior Hurling B Quarter-Final: Glen Rovers V Clashmore/Kinsalebeg at Fraher Field 7 pm Saturday, 12th September Local Bar Junior Hurling B Quarter-Final: Abbeyside V Ballysaggart at Colligan 2 pm Sunday, 13th September

Local Bar Junior Hurling A Semi-Finals: St. Marys V Geraldines at Fraher Field 5.45 pm Colligan V Abbeyside at Fraher Field 7 pm. RESULTS Comeragh Oil Intemediate Hurling: Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 4-21; Ballinameela 0-13 Modeligo 1-16; Tourin 1-14 An Rinn 0-19; Brickey Rangers 2-12 Lawlors Hotel Junior Football Intermediate Attached Final: Ballinacourty 1-10; Kilgobinet 0-4 Local Bar Junior Hurling B Play-Off: Shamrocks 3-12; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 2-7


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Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final in Croke Park on Sunday next, September 13th

Waterford 60 minutes away from an All-Ireland title and senior status WATERFORD'S Camogie team go in search of AllIreland glory next Sunday when they take on Kildare at Croke Park. The throw-in for the Liberty Insurance sponsored Intermediate final is 2.00 p.m. Supporters from every club in the county are expected to travel to Dublin and support the Deise girls in their quest for victory. They have put in the hard work and hours of trainning, Sunday is their big day and is deserving of all the support from the Deise. The two teams met twice this year, in the league and the groups stages of the All-Ireland series. Both times, the Deise girls were successful. On Sunday, this will mean little as it's the team who performs on the day, that normally takes the cup home. If anything, it will spur on the team from the Lillywhite county. It's been a great year for Waterford camogie, they won the league title and are now 60 minutes from an

All-Ireland title and senior status. Waterford struggled in the opening half of their semifinal and had to come from 9 points down to beat Meath and gain a place in the decider. This showed some character within the team and hopefully this will be on display on Sunday afternoon. Sean Fleming's team have been very impressive all year, winning 10 of their 11 games, the only defeat was to Clare in an early round of the Munster championship. On Sunday, Waterford will look to a number of players for leadership and their big match experience. The team is captained by Catriona McGlone from the Lismore Club. She has tasted All Ireland success with her club last year and also the disappointment of defeat in this year's decider at the Jones Road venue. Caithriona has an eye for goal and if she gets the right

Name: Nicola Morrissey

Player Profiles Waterford Intermediate camogie team Name: Kate McMahon

Name: Dawn Power

Club: Butlerstown Occupation: Student Position: Defender County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, U16B AllIreland 2014, Munster U16B 2014 & 2013

Club: Dungarvan Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014 Club Camogie Honours: U12, U14, U16 Other Honours: LGFA AllIreland U14 & U16, Club AllIreland Feile, All-Ireland Mini 7s, County Junior, U12, U14, U15, U16

Name: Lorraine Bray Club: Cappoquin Occupation: Student Position: Midfield County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, Munster Intermediate 2013, U18B Munster 2012 Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate 2014, Junior 2010, Junior League 2012, U18A 2010,2012 & 2014,U18B 2009, U16A 2012, U16B 2008 Other Honours: Munster Gael Linn Team 2015, Munster Colleges Team 2015, Munster Colleges Junior B 2012.

Name: Orla Flynn Club: Clonea Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 National League 2015, Minor B 2014 Club Camogie Honours: U14 2010 Other Honours: Senior D All Ireland 2011, Senior D Munster 2011, LGFA County U12A, U14A (x2), U16A, U18A

Name: Brianna O’Regan Club: De La Salle Occupation: Student Position: Goalkeeper County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, U16B All-Ireland 2014, Munster U16B 2014 & 2013 Club Camogie Honours: U16A, U14A, U12A, Feile Other Honours: Waterford Poc Fada 2015, All-Ireland Schools Basketball A & B Leagues

Name: Sibeal Harney Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Midfield/ Half Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, U16B All-Ireland 2014,Munster U16B 2014 & 2013 Club Camogie Honours: 2014 Senior League Other Honours: Munster A U16 1/2 2014

Club: Lismore Occupation: Primary School Teacher Position: Half Forward County Camogie: Junior All-Ireland 2011, Division 2 League (x2), Division 3 League, Division 4 League, Munster Intermediate (x2),Munster Junior Club Camogie Honours: AllIreland Intermediate 2014, Senior County (x5), Munster Intermediate (x4) Other Honours: Soaring Star 2011, Munster Gael Linn Team, Munster Senior A & B.

Name: Valerie O’Brien Club: Roanmore Occupation: Student Position: Half Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, Munster Intermediate 2013, U18B Munster 2012, U16B Munster (x2) Club Camogie Honours: Junior 2014, U14C Other Honours: Asbourne Cup 2015, Munster Schools U15 1/2, County U14 Feile Skills, LGFA U18, National & Regional Basketball titles.

Name: Becky Kavanagh Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Defender County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015 Club Camogie Honours: Senior 2012 & 2009, Minor A 2013 Other Honours: All-Ireland Schools D 2011

Name: Elizabeth McGrath Club: Butlerstown Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: U18B All Ireland 2014, U16B Munster 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate League 2015

service, she will cause Kildare all sorts of problems. She will be looking to club mates, Nicola Morrissey and the recently returned Shona Curran, to bring their experience to the side on Sunday. Cappoquin is also well represented on Sunday by Aisling Power, Jenny McCarthy, and Lorraine Bray. The West representation in the Waterford squad is completed by Dungarvan's Dawn Power and Molly Curran from the Brickey Rangers club. Around the field, there is a huge amount of skill. Vikki Falconer has led WIT to Ashbourne Cup glory this year and is another with lots of experience. Waterford will also look to Trish Jackman, a well known name in Camogie circles and she could well be the key to success. Kildare took the Junior title two years ago and lost out at the semi-final stage in last year's Intermediate

Name: Claire Whyte

Name: Vikki Falconer

Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Defender County Camogie: All Ireland Junior 2011, Division 2 2015, Munster Inter 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Munster Inter 2009, Senior 2009 & 2011, Senior League 2014, Minor & U16. Other Honours: All-Ireland & Munster Senior Schools Camogie 2012, All-Ireland U16 LGFA, Munster U18 LGFA, Misc LGFA County titles

Club: Butlerstown Occupation: Student Position: Defender County Camogie: All Ireland Junior 2011, Division 2 2015 & 2011, Munster Inter 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate 2013, Intermediate League 2015. Other Honours: Asbourne Cup 2013 & 2015

Name: Beth Carton Club: De La Salle Occupation: Student Position: Half Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, U16B AllIreland 2014, Munster U16B 2014 & 2013 Club Camogie Honours: U12A, U14A & U16A, Feile Other Honours: 3 U16 1/2 Munster Colleges, 2015 Munster Gael Linn, All-Ireland Schools

Name: Saoirse Bonner Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U16B All-Ireland 2014, Munster U16B 2014 & 2013 Club Camogie Honours: 2014 Senior League

Name: Shona Curran Club: Lismore Occupation: Trainee Accountant Position: Forward County Camogie: Munster Intermediate (x2) Club Camogie Honours: AllIreland Intermediate 2014, Senior County (x4), Munster Intermediate (x4), Other Honours: Soaring Star award, Munster Inter LGFA (X2)

Name: Aisling Power Club: Cappoquin Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, U16B AllIreland 2014, Munster U16B 2014 & 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate 2014, Junior 2010, Junior League 2012, U18A 2014, U16A 2013 & 2012, U14A & Feile 2011 Other Honours: Munster Colleges Junior B 2012.

Name: Claire Murphy Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Defender/Midfield County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, Club Camogie Honours: U18 2013, Other Honours: U16 AllIreland, Senior & Junior Sportstar awards

Name: Jenny McCarthy Club: Cappoquin Occupation: Student Position: Defender C o u n t y Camogie: All Ireland Junior 2011, Division 2 2015, Munster Inter 2013, Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate 2014, Intermediate League 2012 & 2013. Junior 2010, Junior League 2010, U18A, U18B & U16B. Other Honours: Purcell Cup 2015, College Division 2 League, Fr Meagher Cup 2012, Schools Division 2 2009, Division 3 2008

Championship to Kilkenny. They have worked on strengthening their squad and go into Sunday's game with confidence but accept the underdog tag. So who will take the Jack McGrath Cup on Sunday afternoon? Waterford have the skill and experience all round the pitch, they have the substitutes which will make an impact. It will be interesting to see what side, Sean Fleming and his fellow selectors will start, the one which started or finished the semi-final. One thing is certain, they won't be able to give Kildare a 9 point lead on the biggest day of the camogie year and expect to win. There is very little between the teams but you'd expect the addition of Shona Curran could swing the game in Waterford's direction and we'll see her Clubmate and team captain, Caithriona McGlone, lift the Cup shortly after 3.15 p.m. on Sunday.

Name: Charlotte Raher Club: St. Annes Occupation: Theatre Nurse Position: Defender County Camogie: All Ireland Junior 2011, National League x 4, Munster Intermediate x 2, Munster Junior. Club Camogie Honours: Senior x 8, Munster Intermediate x1 Other Honours: Ashbourne Colleges x 1

Name: Jennie Simpson Club: St.Annes Occupation: RepresentativeCall Centre Position: Defender County Camogie: Junior All-Ireland 2011, Division 2 League (x2), Division 3 League, Division 4 League, Munster Intermediate, Munster Junior, All-Ireland U16. Club Camogie Honours: Munster Inter 2009, Senior 2009 & 2011, Senior League 2014, Other Honours: Soaring Stars 2010 & 2011, Munster Gael Linn Team, Asbourne Cup & Colleges League 2008.

Name: Patricia Jackman Club: Gailltír Occupation: Student- PhD Position: Defender/Midfield County Camogie: Junior All Ireland 2011, Division 2 (x2), Division 3, U16 All-Ireland, U16B Munster Club Camogie Honours: Senior (x2), Munster Junior Other Honours: All-Ireland Poc Fada (x7), Ashbourne Cup (x5)

Name: Molly Curran Club: Brickey Rangers Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, Munster U16B 2013 Club Camogie Honours: U14B 2011 Other Honours: All Ireland Senior Schools LGFA 2011, Munster Senior Schools LGFA 2015 & 2011, Misc County Football Underage titles.

Name: Deirdre Brennan Club: Butlerstown Occupation: Student Position: Goalkeeper C o u n t y Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, Munster Intermediate 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Intermediate x 1, Intermediate League x 2, Junior x 1, Junior League x 1, U21 X 1, Minor x 1,All-Ireland Club 7s, Feile Na Gael Skills Other Honours: Colleges Div 3 League, Colleges Leinster 7s

Name: Iona Heffernan Club: Ferrybank Occupation: Student Position: Defender County Camogie: Division 2 League 2015, U18B All-Ireland 2014, Munster U16B 2013 Club Camogie Honours: Junior League 2015, U16, U18 Other Honours: Munster (x2) and Leinster Senior Schools

Name: Caithriona McGlone Club: Lismore Occupation: Trainee Accountant Position: Forward County Camogie: Division 2 National League 2015 Club Camogie Honours: All Ireland Intermediate 2014, Munster Intermediate (x 4), County Senior (x 4), Misc Underage Other Honours: All Ireland Colleges 2008 & 2009, Munster Colleges x 3.

Name: Niamh Rockett Club: St. Annes Occupation: Student Position: Forward County Camogie: Junior All-Ireland 2011, Division 2 League (x2), Division 3 League, Division 4 League, Munster Intermediate 2013. Club Camogie Honours: Munster Inter 2009, Senior 2009 & 2011, Senior League 2014, Minor & U16. Other Honours: All-Ireland & Munster Senior Schools Camogie 2012.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September 2015

Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final

Clonea sees off strong Erins Own challenge Clonea ……………….3-19; Erins Own ……………4-11. THIS semi-final pitched the table toppers in their respective Groups against each other and the five points between the teams at the final whistle was a fair reflection of Clonea’s superiority over the hour. In a high scoring encounter that saw Erins Own eleven points down after twenty five minutes and chasing the game, the city side deserve great credit for the manner in which they battled back to level the tie ten minutes into the second half but in the end the experience and greater physical presence of the winners prevailed. Clonea’s decision not to comply with the numbers on the team sheets that were issued to the public where their forward line was concerned, presumably in an effort to confuse the Erins Own defence, did not help in establishing just who was who in the opening minutes. When that was sorted out we saw Clonea setting the pace with Ronan Cahill opening the scoring and, after Craig Browne levelled for Erins Own, Clonea moved into a 05 to 0-1 lead inside five minutes. Tommy Waring opened his account for Erins Own, from a free but Clonea were well in control when Robbie Power’s speculative effort in the 7th minute deceived Liam

Kelly in the Erins Own goal to drop into the net. Erins Own’s reliance on Tommy Waring for scores raised questions regarding his deployment to full forward early in the game to be faced with the physically imposing presence of Michael Sexton. His two points from frees and one from play kept his side on the board as Clonea increased their lead with points from Jason Gleeson, Paudi Hunt and Conor Dalton before Dalton crashed the ball to the net in the 21st minute for a 2-10 to 0-6 lead and when Paidi Hunt followed up with a point it was difficult to see how Erins Own would get back into the game. Once again it was Tommy Waring who kept spirits up with two points from frees and when regular fullback Sean Brett stepped up to the plate with a 29th minute goal Erins Own still had something to play for going into the second half just six points down on a score of 2-11 to 1-8. Clonea came out for the second half showing two changes with John Carroll replacing the presumably injured Robbie Power and Jack Kirwan in for midfielder Richie Lacey. The game was only two minutes into the half when Mark Shanahan devastated the Clonea defence with his pace as he left defenders in his wake and

crashed the ball to the net. Jason Gleeson hit back with a Clonea point but in the 37th minute the gauntlet was thrown down by Erins Own when Mark Shanahan turned provider and set up Adam Byrne for another great goal to leave just a point between the teams. Craig Browne followed up with the equalising point and the tempo was maintained with Jason Gleeson and Tommy Waring exchanging points. The game was now there to be won by both sides going into the final quarter and it was Clonea who seized the initiative and the lead with a Ronan Cahill point followed by another score from Gleeson, set up by Cahill who was winning high balls on the right wing. Gleeson added a point from a ‘65’ and when substitute Jack Kirwan sent over in the 48th minute Clonea were back in the driving seat. Erins Own called impact substitute Eoin Daly and Darragh Flynn off the bench as Tommy Waring’s pointed free left a goal between the teams with ten minutes remaining. Once again Jason Gleeson made it a four point game from a ‘65’ but in the 58th minute Ronan Cahill capped a fine individual performance with a well taken goal that effectively sealed the victory.

Substitute Paul Keating added a Clonea point in the 30th minute but Erins Own refused to go quietly and an injury time goal from substitute Sam O’Neill was the least they deserved for a gallant effort. For Clonea Ronan Cahill was a big man in every sense as a ball winner at wing forward while Jason Gleeson continues to impress with his consistency on the scoreboard. Others to impress were Mikey Sexton, Robbie Flynn, Martin Whelan and Paidi Hunt. In Tommy Waring Erins Own have a class forward and on reflection they may feel that his speed and skill might have been better utilised in his regular half forward position from where he runs at defences and picks off points. Mark Shanahan also stood out in the Erins Own attack while others to impress were Sean Frampton, Jamie Finnerty and Craig Browne. Scorers – Clonea: Jason Gleeson 0-9 (2’ 65’s, 2Fs), Ronan 1-2, Conor Dalton 1-2, Paidi Hunt 0-2, Martin Whelan, Jack Kirwan and Paul Keating 0-1 each. Erins Own: Tommy Waring 0-9 (2Fs, 2’65’s), Adam Byrne, Mark Shanahan and Sam O’Neill 1-0 each. Craig Browne 0-2. Clonea: Stephen Power, Anthony Power, Michael Sexton, Jack Nugent, Willie Hahessy, Robbie Flynn, Paul Drohan, Martin Whelan, Richie Lacey, Ronan Cahill, Pa Whyte, Conor

Clonea's Jack Kirwan with the sliotar ahead of Erins Own's Sean Brett during the Eastern Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final in Walsh Park. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] Dalton, Jamie Gleeson, Robbie Power, Paidi Hunt. Subs: John Carroll for R. Power, Jack Kirwan for Lacey, Paul Keating for Whyte, Liam Walsh for Carroll.

Erins Own: Liam Kelly, Robin Spencer, John Frampton, Sean Brett, Kevin O’Neill, Kenny Furlong, Jamie Finnerty, Conor Byrne, John Morrissey, Craig Browne, Sean Keogh, Tommy

Waring, Clive Power, Adam Byrne, Mark Shanahan. Subs: Sam O’Neill for Keogh, Eoin Daly for Power, Darragh Flynn for Morrissey. Referee: Alan Kissane.

Portlaw progresses to meet Clonea in Eastern Intermediate Final Portlaw ………………1-15; Dunhill ……………….1-13. A LATE goal by Dunhill substitute Jamie Burns was too little too late to deny Portlaw their place in this year’s Eastern Intermediate Hurling Final against Clonea which will be played this Saturday, September 12th at 3.30 p.m. in Walsh Park. Portlaw’s team play in this eagerly looked forward to penultimate game in the championship was superior throughout and the foundation of their success was their half back line which time and time again kept the Dunhill attack under control. Both of these teams have a proud Senior pedigree and they have been trying to return their clubs to their former glory in recent years. Dunhill were Eastern Champions in 2011 and in 2013 with a short spell in Senior ranks in between, while Portlaw also won this Divisional championship in 2004 and in 2012, regaining Senior status after their first win before returning to the lower grade.

Dunhill started without their most influential player Shane Casey due to a hand injury and he was introduced at an all too late stage with 52 minutes on the clock. He was an undoubted loss to Colm Bonner’s charges but Portlaw, who led at the short whistle by 1-7 to 0-9, would have been out of sight on the scoreboard but for a tally of nine wasteful first half wides. There were five changes on Dunhill’s printed starting fifteen and therein, perhaps, contained a clue to the outcome of the game. A piece of misfortune also benefitted the winners for when wing back Jimmy O’Donoghue had to retire injured as early as the 5th minute, he was replaced by Paul Power’s younger brother Shane, who turned out to be one of the most influential players on the field. Played in glorious sunshine, this tie was level on three first half occasions and two after the break before Portlaw took control in the final twenty minutes to run out deserving winners. The game experienced a slow start with

just five scores in the first quarter and Dunhill lead thanks to an opening point by centre forward Bryan Cunningham and a brace of white flags from placed balls by Eamonn Murphy. Corner forward Chris Mackey and Paul Power (f) were on target for the Tannery club but it was Dunhill who fared the best in the first twenty minutes at the end of which they led by 0-7 to 0-3. Niall Burns, Eamonn Murphy, 0-2 (1f) and Cillian Bonner were on target for Dunhill while Portlaw players were shooting wide after wide at the Keane’s Road end of the field. Portlaw received a timely boost in the 21st minute when a short puck-out by Luke Power and a delivery by centre back Darren Rockett was latched on to by one of their best hurlers on the day Blake O’Connor who expertly raise the only green flag of the half. Immediately, O’Connor placed John Hartley for a point and in a flash, the teams were level for the third time at 1-4 to 0-7.

Portlaw drove on and further scores by Paul Power (f) and DJ Foran restored their eighth minute lead and it could have been greater but for a missed goal scoring opportunity in their full forward line on twenty seven minutes. Dunhill’s David Phelan and Eamonn Murphy (f) raised white flags either side of a Paul Power pointed free to leave the half-time scoreboard reading 1-7 to 0-9 in Portlaw’s favour. The game was level for its two final occasions by the 36th minute with Cillian Bonner’s second point equating the teams, an Eamonn Murphy pointed free edging Dunhill in front for the final time and Paul Power (f) restoring parity for the winners. Power’s point was the first of six unanswered Portlaw points by the 42nd minute and it was in this period that this semi-final was won and lost. Power, now operating further outfield with the injured DJ. Foran temporarily in front of goal before being replaced, scored 0-4 (2f, 1’65’) and Gary Morahan

and the ever dangerous Blake O’Connor struck 0-1 each. Credit Dunhill, trailing by 1-13 to 0-11, and facing a championship exit, came back into the game. Daryl Swift, who was now operating to effect up front, pointed Dunhill’s first score in eight minutes. David Phelan brought a terrific save out of Luke Power in the Portlaw goal with Eamonn Murphy pointing the resultant ‘65’. The deficit was now back to one puck of the sliotar at 1-13 to 0-13 but after an Eoghan Casey sideline cut was diverted for another ‘65’, Eamonn Murphy’s latest attempt was off target (50 minutes) and this heralded Portlaw’s sprint for home. Blake O’Connor placed Paul Power for his penultimate point in the 51st minute and after six further minutes of intense action, Power dissected the posts from a placed ball, 1-15 to 0-13 and Portlaw’s name on the match programme for the Final now looked assured. Dunhill gave

one last throw of the dice and with a superb strike under pressure from a number of players, substitute Jamie Burns goaled in the 58th minute, 1-15 to 1-13. The final few minutes were played out evenly with Dunhill unable to breach the Portlaw defence for a second time and they will remain in the Intermediate grade for another twelve months at least. Portlaw were deserving winners and they now have the opportunity to win this title for the third time this decade when they take on Clonea on Saturday. Portlaw’s Top Three: Paul Power, Blake O’Connor, Shane Power. Dunhill’s Top Three: Tomas Casey, Niall Burns, Daryl Swift. Observer’s Man of the Match: Paul Power. Number of Scorers: Portlaw 6. Dunhill 7. Scores from Play: Portlaw 1-9. Dunhill 1-8. Frees For: Portlaw 10. Dunhill 7. Wides: Portlaw 13. Dunhill 8. Score of the Match: Portlaw’s 20th minute goal engineered by

Luke Power and Darren Rockett and executed by Blake O’Connor. Scorers – Portlaw: Paul Power 0-9 (5f, 1’65’), Blake O’Connor 1-1, John Hartley 0-2, Chris Mackey, D. J. Foran and Gary Morahan 0-1 each. Dunhill: Eamonn Murphy 0-7 (4f, 2’65’), Jamie Burns 1-0, Cillian Bonner 0-2, Bryan Cunningham, Niall Burns, David Phelan and Daryl Swift 0-1 each. Portlaw: Luke Power; Michael Donnolly, Eoin Galvin, Shane Foran; Jimmy O’Donoghue, Darren Rockett, Frank Galvin; Niall Fitzgerald, Jack Walshe; Gary Morahan, John Hartley, Paul Power; Blake O’Connor, D. J. Foran, Christopher Mackey. Subs: Shane Power for Jimmy O’Donoghue (inj, 5), Noel Mackey for Frank Galvin (45), Jake Scanlon for DJ Foran (inj, 46). Dunhill: Ryan Butler; David Raher, John Ryan, Jason Byrne; Tomas Dunbarr, Tomas Casey, Daryl Swift; Jason Phelan, Eoin Ryan; Eoghan Casey, Bryan Cunningham, Cillian Bonner; Niall Burns, David Phelan, Eamonn Murphy. Subs: Jamie Burns for Bryan Cunningham (44), Shane Casey for Eamonn Murphy (52), Michael Murphy for Niall Burns(56). Referee: Paul Foley (Ballygunner).


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Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Junior Hurling Semi-Final

Rockett launches Fenor into Eastern Junior Hurling Final Fenor …………………2-13; Ballygunner …………1-12. BEATEN finalists in 2014 and champions on six occasions since the Millennium year, Fenor continue their efforts to win a coveted first County title when they beat a spirited Ballygunner side in Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon in the Divisional semi-final in Walsh Park. Surprisingly, defeated by Bunmahon in the decider in 2014, Fenor will now play the surprise packets of this year’s championship, a youthful Passage fifteen, to see who will take on their Western counterparts in the County Final. With the assistance of the Kill club, Fenor are a stronger force than in recent years and there is no dispute but that they were the better team in Walsh Park although they made hard work of defeating a dogged Ballygunner side. It took a Conor Rocket goal and a point in added time to eventually see off a Fergal Hartley led Gunners who dominated the final quarter of the game on the scoreboard. A Kieran Kirwan goal

pushed the winners into a 1-11 to 1-6 49th minute lead but, credit Ballygunner’s third team, they fired over an unanswered 0-5 to level matters with 58 minutes on the clock. A long distance pointed free by their inspirational captain and centre back Jim Halley regained the lead for Fenor on the call of normal time and when Ciaran Kirwan placed Conor Rockett for a 61st minute green flag, Fenor’s long time ambitions of eventually winning a county title were still on track. The standard of hurling wasn’t outstanding in this game and by the end of the first quarter, the scoreboard read just 0-2 to 0-1 in the winner’s favour. Ben Whitty opened the scoring with a Ballygunner white flag after a minute and it took Fenor all of ten minutes to open their account when team captain Jim Halley pointed from play. Conor Rockett gave the winners a lead they would hold until the 58th minute followed by a Ciaran Kirwan score from a pass by corner back Fergie Whelan.

Following an exchange of scores by Ballygunner’s Brian O’Keeffe and Ben Gallagher, Fenor began to dominate on the scoreboard, registering three of the next four white flags, interrupted only by Gunner’s top marksman Rory Fleming. Ciaran Kirwan and Ben Gallagher dissected the posts with the latter repeating the feat in the 27th minute with a contender for the score of the match to leave his team leading by a deserving 0-7 to 0-3. Ballygunner were thrown a lifeline a minute before the break when corner forward Derek O’Keeffe rounded his marker to give Kieran Dunphy no chance in the city end of the Grounds, a score their stubborn efforts deserved. A Ben Gallagher pointed free sent Fenor in leading by 0-8 to 1-3 with the Gunner’s shooting a costly six first half wides. Owen Prendergast was introduced by the Gunners on the restart and despite a Mikey Michaels point for the winners in the 32nd minute, Ballygunner really threw

down the gauntlet to their opposition with scores by Rory Fleming, Neil Kirwan and Brian O’Keeffe to level the contest by the 40th minute at 1-6 to 0-9. Fenor required leaders on the field at this stage and Ciarran Kirwan and Ben Gallagher fitted the role with a point each from play before the latter placed Kirwan for a 49th minute green flag and what looked like a match winning lead at 1-11 to 1-6. The chink in the winner’s armour appeared again though when Fenor left their opposition back into the game on a second occasion. Ballygunner dominated the next ten minutes and it was they who looked the likely winners approaching the end of the game. A trip on their full forward Johnny Delahunty prevented a possible second Gunner’s goal before their centre forward Rory Fleming struck 0-4 (3f,1’65’) to leave just the minimum between the sides at 1-11 to 1-10. Midfielder Michael Power levelled the tie for the third

Referee Robbie Dunne (St. Mollerans) pictured with captains Jim Halley (Fenor) and Rory Fleming (Ballygunner). occasion and Gunner’s hopes of a victory were raised. With normal time elapsed, Fenor had not scored for all of the final quarter but team captain Jim Halley steadied the ship with a 60th minute pointed free which reignited the winner’s challenge. Kieran Kirwan placed Conor

Fenor team who defeated Ballygunner in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Junior Hurling semi-final on Saturday last at Walsh Park.

Rockett for the defining score, a green flag in the 61st minute and the same player pointed a 64th minute free to ensure his team’s name on the programme for the Eastern Final. On a team that shot nine second half wides and that will need to be more consistant in their efforts in the decider, Fenor received good displays from such as Anthony Kiely in midfield, team captain Jim Halley in the heart of the defence, Peter Kelly and especially Ben Gallagher, Ciaran Kirwan and Conor Rockett up front. Ballygunner went down with their reputation secured in this one and Rory Fleming, Fergal Hartley and Brian and Derek O’Keeffe were their best players over the hour. Fenor’s Top Three: Ben Gallagher, Ciaran Kirwan, Jim Halley. Ballygunner’s Top Three: Rory Fleming, Fergal Hartley, Brian O’Keeffe. Observer’s Man of the Match: Ben Gallagher. Number of Scorers: Fenor 5. Ballygunner 6. Scores from Play: Fenor 2-10. Ballygunner 1-8. Frees For: Fenor 9.

Ballygunner 7. Wides: Fenor 12. Ballygunner 10. Score of the Match: Fenor’s 61st minute goal engineered by Kieran Kirwan and executed by Conor Rockett. Scorers – Fenor: Kieran Kirwan 1-3, Conor Rockett 1-2 (1f), Ben Gallagher 0-5 (1f), Jim Halley 0-2 (1f), Mikey Michaels 0-1. Ballygunner: Rory Fleming 0-6(3f, 1’65’), Derek O’Keeffe 1-0, Brian O’Keeffe 0-2, Ben Whitty, Neil Kirwan and Michael Power 0-1 each. Fenor: Kieran Dunphy; Fergie Whelan, Donal Kelly, Luke Middleton; Peter Kelly, Jim Halley, John Flynn; Michael O’Brien, Anthony Kiely; Eric Lonergan, Conor Rockett, Ben Gallagher; Mikey Michaels, Tadhg Cambell, Kieran Kirwan. Subs: Sean Cheasty for Eric Lonergan (19), Willie Cullinane for Michael O’Brien (42). Ballygunner: Seamus Berry; Rory Corbett, Noel Power, Jack Ruddle; Nicky Byrne, Fergal Hartley, Jeff Frampton; Michael Power, Brian O’Keeffe; Jack Doran, Rory Kirwan, Neil Fleming; Derek O’Keeffe, Johnny Delahunty, Ben Whitty. Subs: Owen Prendergast for Jack Doran (ht), Michael Orpen for Neil Kirwan (43), Ben Hogan for Johnny Delahunty (53). Referee: Robbie Dunne (St. Mollerans).

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Ballydurn ousted by impressive Passage Passage …………… 0-19; Ballydurn ……………1-11. FIELDING a side containing a good spread of experienced seniors in key positions, alongside three or four current minors, Passage progressed to the Eastern final in Walsh Park on Friday last at the expense of a spirited Ballydurn side that had kept pace with the winners throughout the first half but lacked the craft in attack to sustain their effort in the second period as their opponents picked off their points with clinical precision. The game started at a hectic pace with seven scores coming in the opening five

minutes. Ballydurn got off to a flying start, going two points clear inside a minute with Mikey Kirwan and Conor Flynn sending over excellent points. The next five scores, all from play, fell to Passage as Aaron Connors, Adam Roche, Seamus Barry, Ian Power and Barry again gave their side a three point lead with just five minutes played. Ballydurn had a great chance to level in the 7th minute when full forward Andy Hubbard was deemed to have been fouled under a high ball in the 12 metre square and the referee signalled a penalty. Hubbard himself stepped up to the

mark but his shot was straight at goalkeeper Nicky Barry who saved and cleared. Ballydurn kept up the pressure with Hubbard sending over from a free and a ‘65’ to cut the deficit to a point and the sides continued to trade score for score with Hubbard’s 20th minute point bringing the sides level for the second time. Passage regained the initiative with points from Pat Glavey, Nicky Quinlan (9f) and Aaron Connors but with the game in the 30th minute a Mikey Kirwan sideline cut was floated into the Passage goalmouth and Andy Hubbard pounced on the breaking ball

to send a ground shot to the net that levelled the tie. Midfielder Gary Cullinane completed the first half scoring with a Passage to give his side a 0-12 to 1-8 lead at the break with all to play for in the second half. The Ballydurn challenge faded on the resumption with Aaron Connors setting the early pace with a point and further points from Adam Roche, Seamus Barry and a Nicky Quinlan brace from frees saw Passage into a six point lead without anything coming back in a one sided third quarter. Ballydurn’s first point of the second half did not come until

Andy Hubbard’s strike from a free in the 47th minute which sparked signs of a comeback as Passage substitute James Connolly and Alan Quinn exchanged points but Hubbard’s 54th minute point proved to be his side’s last score. The final minutes saw Ballydurn’s frustrations boil over with Niall Flynn and Ger Dunphy receiving red cards before Nicky Quinlan’s point in added time closed out the scoring. It was an impressive performance by Passage with goalkeeper Nicky Barry, Calum O’Neill, Mitchell Baldwin, Aaron Connors,

Nicky Quinlan, Liam Flynn, Adam Roche and Seamus Barry very much to the fore. For Ballydurn, Richie Kirwan could not be faulted in goal with Kevin Mulcahy, Ger Dunphy, before his deserved red card, Paddy Dunphy, Mikey Kirwan and Andy Hubbard giving their all to keep their side in the game. Scorers – Passage: Aaron Connors (1f, 1 ‘65’) and Nicky Quinlan (4fs) 0-5 each, Seamus Barry 0-3, Adam Roche 0-2, Patrick Glavey, Gary Cullinane and James Connelly 0-1 each. Ballydurn: Andy Hubbard 1-6 (0-4fs, 1 ‘65’), Mikey Kirwan, Ger Dunphy, Alan Quinn, Paul Cummins and Conor Flynn 0-1 each.

Passage: Nicky Barry, Mark Doherty, Liam Carey, Calum O’Neill, Dylan Power, Paul Donnellan, Mitchell Baldwin, Aaron Connors, Gary Cullinane, Liam Flynn, Nicky Quinlan, Patrick Glavey, Adam Roche, Ian Power, Seamus Barry. Subs: James Connolly for S. Barry, Michael Hutchinson for Doherty. Ballydurn: Richie Kirwan, Jack Dunphy, Kevin Mulcahy, T. J. Veale, Sean Cummins, GerDunphy, Paddy Dunphy, Paul Cummins, Conor Flynn, Niall Flynn, Mikey Kirwan, David Power, Donal Fitzgerald, Andy Hubbard, Alan Quinn. Subs: Conor Keane for David Power, Jim Maher for M. Kirwan. Referee: Michael Wadding (Roanmore).


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JJ Kavanagh County Minor Hurling Championship

St. Olivers wins top of the table clash DIVISION 3 St. Oliver’s …………..1-18; Fourmilewater ………1-14. BAR the final quarter, St. Oliver’s looked the likely winners of this top of the table clash in Division 3 (Group 1) of the JJ Kavanagh County Minor Hurling Championship final Group game at the Mill Field in Ballmacarbry last Thursday evening. With both teams already qualified and, perhaps, likely to meet again, there was a distinct lack of championship bite to proceedings and both sides were short one or two influential players that, therefore, didn’t give a clearer indication of a result down the line if they were to meet again in the County Final. The Mill Field was in pristine condition for this encounter and the lights were switched on at 7.30 pm, reminding us that we are now in the business end of the season. There wasn’t one sporting hefty challenge throughout the hour in this thirteen aside match, yet it was a very enjoyable encounter with the skill levels of both teams very impressive. Oliver’s, whose new style jerseys caught the eye, led at the short whistle by 1-10 to 0-7 with their goal coming from their capable midfielder Liam O’Connell in the 21st minute. O’Connell was one of the many fine hurlers on display, in the company of such as Rob Shine, Micheal Culloo, Mikey O’Brien, Liam O’Brien, Tiernan O’Connell, Elliott Stackwood and Mikey Phelan from his own club and Dylan Guiry, Jake Mulcahy, Darragh Morrissey and Tom Barron for the locals. Mark Lynch was deadly accurate from placed balls and he opened the scoring in the 5th minute, followed by a fine score by his team mate Liam O’Brien, to set the trend of the game. Fourmile’s top player, Dylan Guiry and Shane O’Meara levelled matters by the 7th minute before the winners took a grip on the match with unanswered points by Liam O’Connell, Liam O’Brien, Mark Lynch (f) and Mikey Phelan to forge ahead by 0-6 to 0-2 close to the end of the first quarter. Rob Shine was the stand out player in defence for the leaders and he continued in this vein in the second half when Dylan Guiry was moved in on him The home team replied with white flags by Darragh Morrissey and a Dylan Guiry pointed free but following a second Liam O’Connell point, Mikey Phelan placed the afore mentioned midfielder for a rasper of a goal in the 21st minute to put the visitors

firmly in the driving seat. Darragh Morrissey, for Fourmilewater and Micheal Culloo swopped scores, 1-8 to 0-4 and there was two further exchanges on the board between Liam O’Connell and Dylan Guiry, who was keeping his side in the game, and between O’Connell and Glen Cullinane to send St. Oliver’s under the trees at the break with an 0-6 advantage. Micheal Culloo and Mark Lynch (f) added to St. Oliver’s tally on the restart but a superb Dylan Guiry goal in the 37th minute ignited Fourmile somewhat and a follow up point by Darragh Morrissey left just 0-4 the difference in the 38th minute at 1-12 to 1-8. Both teams added 0-6 each for the remainder of the game and the closest Fourmile came to the winners was in the 58th minute when a Darragh Morrissey white flag left just 0-2 their deficit at 1-16 to 1-14. County minor Dylan Guiry was responsible for 0-5 (4f), Tom Barron, 0-1f, with Morrissey registering his fourth point. Two Mark Lynch pointed frees kept St. Oliver’s in front and the winners finished the stronger with the final two points coming from the hurleys of Liam O’Connell and Lynch again to ensure a deserving win for Aglish/ Ballinameela combination. It would be well worth a visit if both teams meet again in a winner takes all encounter. St. Oliver’s Top Three: Rob Shine, Liam O’Connell, Elliott Stockwood. Fourmilewater’s Top Three: Dylan Guiry, Darragh Morrissey, Jake Mulcahy. Observer’s Man of the Match: Rob Shine. Number of Scorers: St. Oliver’s 6. Fourmilewater 5. Scores from Play: St. Oliver’s 1-12.Fourmilewater 1-9 Frees For: St. Oliver’s 9. Fourmilewater 11. Wides: St. Oliver’s 7.Fourmilewater 3. Score of the Match: St. Oliver’s 31st minute point, engineered by Liam O’Connell and executed by David Hally. Scorers – St. Oliver’s: Liam O’Connell 1-6, Mark Lynch 0-6f, Micheal Culloo and Liam O’Brien 0-2 each, Mikey Phelan and Cian Horward 0-1 each. Fourmilewater: Dylan Guiry 1-7 (4f), Darragh Morrissey 0-4, Tom Barron 0-1f, Shane O’Meara, and Glen Cullinane 0-1 each. St. Oliver’s: Donagh Looby, Rob Shine, Jack Griffin, Mikey O’Brien, Tiernan O’Connell, Liam O’Connell, Jack Sullivan, Micheal Culloo, Liam O’Brien, Elliott Stockwood, Mark Lynch, Mikey Phelan, David Hally. Fourmilewater: Ross Guiry, Jake Mulcahy, Stephen Ryan, Jordan Ryan, Tom Barron, Tholm Guiry, Kieran Walsh, Kieran Looney, Kieran Ryan, Dylan Guiry, Darragh Morrissey, Shane O’Meara, Glen Cullinane, Dylan Phelan. Referee: Tom Mansfield (Cappoquin).

JJ KAVANAGH COUNTY MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION 3 LEAGUE TABLE p w d l for against diff pts St Oliver's 5 5 0 0 124 76 48 10 Fourmilewater 5 4 0 1 142 79 63 8 An Ghaeltacht 4 2 0 2 53 53 0 4 Ballyduff Upper 3 1 0 2 63 67 -4 2 Ardmore 5 1 0 4 58 109 -51 2 Clashmore 4 0 0 4 59 115 -56 0

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Cois Bhride secures qualification spot Cois Bhride …………2-10; Passage……………... 1-12. GOALS by Ryan Grey and Ed. Hynes were paramount in Cois Bhride’s 0-1 victory over Passage in Tallow last Wednesday evening in a crucial Division 1 Minor hurling championship game. Grey was also on target both from play and from placed balls with a further 0-8 to his credit while Kelvyn O’Farrell chipped in with 0-2 from play as the home team edged over the line and deservingly qualified for the knockout stages on foot of their impressive performances to date. Full forward Conor Drohan scored the goal for Passage, Michael Hutchinson pointed eight frees and their other marksmen were Stephen Lynch (0-2), Luke Nolan (1f) and Donal Power, 0-1. Following wins in their first three games, Passage have lost two matches and drawn one but they too will qualify for the semi finals if they defeated Ballyduff Lower away last night (Tuesday). Cois Bhride: David Tobin; Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy; Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley, Cathal Geary; John Paul Lucey, Jake Neville; Dylan Mangan, Kelvyn O’Farrell, Ed Hynes, Shane Ryan, Ryan Grey, Darragh Buckley. Subs: Padraig Roche, Ed O’Neill. Passage: Conor Cullinane; Callum O’Neill, Gary Cullinane, David Jones; Dean Kearns,

Darragh Lynch, Michael Hutchinson; Peter O’Neill, Stephen Lynch; Adam Roche, Donal Power, Luke Nolan; Jack Doherty, Conor Drohan, Niall O’Keeffe. Subs: Conor Purcell, Sean Hayes, Dale Cullinane. Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Cappoquin).

In the other Division 1 Round 6 games, Dungarvan and De La Salle received walk overs from St. Carthages and Cappoquin respectively and Ballygunner easily accounted for Ballyduff Lower by 2-20 to 0-9. Ballygunner and Cois Bhride are qualified for the Semi Finals with De La Salle and Passage favourites to join them last night (Tuesday). DIVISION 2

Clonea defeat table toppers Abbeyside Clonea ………………3-13; Abbeyside ……………1-11. HAVING lost their first three outings to Roanmore, Clan Na Gael and Tramore, Clonea have rocketed themselves into a qualifying position with wins over St. Pats, Brickeys and now championship favourites Abbeyside. Clan Na Gael proved too strong at home for an under strength Brickey team, winning by 4-19 to 2-4 while Mt. Sion gathered their second brace of points with a 1-18 to 0-12 win against Tramore. Roanmore and St. Pats played out a thrilling 6-12 (R) to 4-18 (S.P.) draw in Gracedieu. Abbeyside and Clan Na Gael are qualified for the semi finals with the six other

Referee Tom Mansfield pictured with team captains Darragh Morrissey (Fourmilewater) and Mickey O’Brien (St. Olivers). teams all in with a mathematical chance of securing one of the two semi final places remaining. DIVISION 3 ( GROUP 1)

Ardmore records first win Ardmore ……………4-17; Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 3-12. ARDMORE broke their championship duck with a deserving 0- 8 win against Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg at home last Thursday evening. The seasiders led by 3-6 to 1-8 at half-time in a very entertaining game and their four goals were scored by Lee Morrissey (2), John O’Brien and Seamus Cronin.

Eoin Conway and Padraig Foley also shone out for the winners. Luke Seward, Adam O’Sullivan and David Thompkins found the net for Ardmore in what turned out to be a very high scoring local derby encounter. Ardmore: Jack Walsh, Richard Carroll, Padraig Foley, Jack Keane, Eoin O’Shea, Mark Humphries, John O’Brien, Eoin Conway, David Walsh, Stephen Keating, Michael O’Neill, Lee Morrissey. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Simon Lombard, Alan McCarthy, Ryan Thomas, Eoin Coughlan, Danny O’Mahony, Brian Lynch, Kyle Roche, Luke Seward, David Tompkins, Adam O’Sullivan. Referee: Domhnall O Murchadha (An Rinn).

Ballyduff Upper leapfrogged An Ghaeltacht on the league table with a 5-10 to 4-8 victory over their hosts

in Pairc Ui Shiohchain last Friday evening. This win decided the final qualification place in Group 1. In Group 2 in Division 3, Portlaw confirmed their superiority with a 5-21 to 1-13 win over second place St. Saviours last Friday evening and it will be interesting to see if any of the Eastern teams can hold their own against them in the latter stages of the competition. Walk-overs continued in this Group also with Erins Own and Ferrybank conceded to St. Marys and De La Salle ‘B’ respectively. DIVISION 3 QUARTER-FINALS Fourmilewater v St. Marys and Ballyduff Upper v St. Saviours. Portlaw and St. Olivers await the winners in the semifinals.

St. Oliver’s team who defeated Fourmilewater in the Division 3 Minor hurling championship played at the Mill Field, Ballymacarbry on Thursday evening last. Back Row: (left to right): Liam O’Connell, Jack O’Sullivan, Mikey Phelan, Donagh Looby, Elliott Stockwood, Jack Griffin, Cian Horewood, Mikey O’Brien. Front Row: (Left to Right): Tiernan O’Connell, David Halley, Liam O’Brien, Mark Lynch, Micheal Culloo, Rob Shine, Joe Duggan.


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J. J. Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling Championship

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FROM THE FILES OF THE DUNGARVAN OBSERVER Wednesday, 16th August, 2000 INTERMEDIATE HURLING

J. P. Fitzpatrick on target St. Mary’s ……………………………. 0-12; Colligan Rockies …………………….. 0-5. St. Mary’s Intermediate hurlers led from start to finish in this Losers’ Group Intermediate Hurling Championship game. Played at the Fraher Field on Sunday evening last and ran out deserving winners, they will now play the winners of the Fourmilewater versus Ballysaggart game. For Colligan, this was another disappointing performance as, while they did display some improvement on their showing against Lismore, they never really looked like overcoming their local rivals here. J.P. FITZPATRICK ON TARGET In the opening half St. Mary’s had the better of the scoring exchanges as sharpshooter, J.P. Fitzpatrick rifled over 0-6 to show that he remains an excellent forward, as good as one will find in this grade. St. Mary’s other point came per left-half-forward, John Ahearne, son of former Colligan star, John Ahearne. At the other end of the pitch, the Colligan attack shot a total of nine wides. Their first

score did not come until the 20th minute from a John Wall free with Liam O’Reilly and Benny McGrath adding further points (0-7 to 0-3) at the interval. On the turnover, John Wall scored two points to reduce the leeway to three points (0-8 to 0-5). However, they failed to raise another flag while St. Mary’s tacked on four points per John Ahearne (0-2); J.P. Fitzpatrick and Kieran Hallahan. For St. Mary’s: John Hallinan, Seanie Kearns, Pa Hallinan, Ian Dunford, Declan Kiely, John Ahearne, Bert Ahearne, J.P. Fitzpatrick, Raymond Ryan and Kieran Hallahan were best, while John Dunford, Roger Casey, Jimmy Beresford, James Quinlan, Willie Kiely, Alan Walsh, John Wall and Liam Reilly were best for Colligan. Scorers: St. Mary’s: J.P. Fitzpatrick (0-8); J. Ahearne (0-3); K. Hallahan (0-1). Colligan: J. Wall (0-3); B. McGrath (0-1); L. Reilly (0-1). St. Mary’s: John Hallinan, David Meaney, Sean Kearns, Paul Condon, Brian Whelan, Pa Hallinan, Ian Dunford, David Whelan, Declan Kiely, John Ahearne, Bert Ahearne, J.P. Fitzpatrick, Eamonn Lonigan, Kieran Hallahan, Ray Ryan. Sub. J. McGrath for D. Murray. Colligan: J.D. Casey, S. Ryan, J. Dunford, R. Casey, J. Quinlan, J. Beresford, W. Kiely, P. Flynn, A. Walsh, J. Wall, P. Dunford, K. Casey, B. McGrath, L. Reilly, R. Kirwan. Subs. R. Dempsey for R. Kirwan; R. Kelly for B. McGrath. Referee: P. Moore (Abbeyside/ Ballinacourty).

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Teams of Times Gone By THE MILLENIUM YEAR MUNSTER MINOR LADIES FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Year: 2000. Match: Munster Final. Date: Wednesday, August 2nd. Venue: Fermoy. Team: Waterford. Opposition: Kerry. Final Score: Waterford 2-19; Kerry 2-6. Mary Hayes (St. Anne’s); Donna Frost (Tramore), Ciara Prendergast (Kilrossanty), Aine Ryan (Ballymacarbry); Bridget Hannigan (St. Anne’s), Marion Troy (Na Deise), Elaine Power (Tramore); Mary O’Donnell (Old Parish), Fiona O’Reilly (Tramore); Miriam Liston (Tramore), Cliona O’Keeffe (Clashmore), Deirdre Breathnach (Old Parish); Aoife Murphy (Brickeys), Niamh Barry (St. Anne’s), Mary O’Rourke (Clashmore). Subs: Mary Hogan (Comeragh Rangers), Aileen Barry (Clashmore).

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Forde’s FORDE’S DAYBREAK FORECAST CORNER Last Week’s Forecasts: 18 Forecasts. 11 Correct. 7 Incorrect. Success Rate: 63.7%. Best So Far: 100%. This Week’s Forecasts: County SHC; Ballygunner v (Tallow), De La Salle v (Fourmilewater), Abbeyside v (Ballyduff), Mt. Sion v (Lismore), Dungarvan v (Roanmore), Passage V (Cappoquin). Co SFC: Stradbally V (Kilrossanty). East IHC Final: Clonea v (Portlaw). East JHC Final: Passage v (Fenor). West IHC: Ardmore v ( Ballysaggart). West JH’A’ Semi Finals: St. Mary’s v (Geraldines), Colligan v (Abbeyside). West JH ’B’ Quarter-Finals: Glen Rovers v (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg), Abbeyside v (Ballysaggart). County MH: Division 1: Passage v (Ballyduff Lower), Ballygunner v (Dungarvan), Cois Bhride v (De La Salle). Division 2: Abbeyside v (Tramore), Clonea v ( St. Pats), Mt. Sion v ( Brickeys), Clan Na Gael v (Roanmore). Division 3: Ballyduff Upper v (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg). To Date: 477 Forecasts. 301 Correct. 176 Incorrect. Success Rate: 63%.

Remaining quarter-final places to be confirmed this Saturday FIVE of the quarter-final slots in the Senior Hurling Championship are already filled and this weekend will decide what three teams will accompany them to the knockout stages. In a year when there has been a number of surprise results, the remaining seven teams in the championship are all mathematically capable of securing a place in the knock-outs. On the other sleeve, Ballyduff and De La Salle could be dragged into the relegation dog fight in Group 1 as could Lismore, Cappoquin and Mt. Sion in Group 2. GROUP 1 Ballygunner will be favoured to beat Tallow in Bushy Park, the first time, subject to correction, that a Senior Hurling Championship game will be staged at the venue. Both teams are already qualified. Normally De La Salle would be favourites to beat Fourmilewater but on their poor form to date, this is a 50/50 game. After an unimpressive start themselves,

GROUP 1 All games at 5 pm. Tallow v Ballygunner in Bushy Park Abbeyside v Ballyduff in Lismore Fourmilewater v De La Salle in Fraher Field GROUP 2 All games at 6.30 pm. Lismore v Mt. Sion in Fraher Field. Dungarvan v Roanmore in Walsh Park. Cappoquin v Passage in Kill Fourmilewater are now eyeing the last eight and they are safe from relegation while a loss for the city team would see them finish bottom of the group if Ballyduff defeat Abbeyside. Despite Ballyduff beating De La Salle in their last game, Abbeyside will be favoured to win in Lismore and cement their place in the quarter finals. GROUP 2 The form team of the championship, Passage is already joined by Dungarvan and Roanmore in the hat for the quarter finals and they should be joined by Mt. Sion, who will be favoured to beat Lismore in the Fraher Field. At the same time, Lismore will be aware that if they can beat

the Monastery side, their relegation worries will be over and they will be in the quarter finals if Passage defeat Cappoquin. Dungarvan and Roanmore meet in Walsh Park in a game of lesser importance as both are already qualified and this game will just decide their finishing positions. Passage are the only unbeaten of the twelve teams and this should still be the case on Saturday when they play Cappoquin in Kill. If Cappoquin were to win and if Lismore beat Mt. Sion, the Cornerstone would qualify for the quarter-finals at the first time of asking and Mt. Sion would be in the relegation play-off.

PREDICTIONS There have been a number of surprise results to date and therefore anything is possible this weekend. At the start of the championship, one would not have envisaged De La Salle, Mt. Sion and Lismore being in a spot of bother and Roanmore and Tallow qualified at such an early stage. However, this is what makes this year’s championship so interesting, though the facts and figures tell us that Ballygunner and Passage are already the County final pairing. GROUP 1 QUALIFIERS Ballygunner, Abbeyside, Tallow, De La Salle. Senior Status Retained Fourmilewater. Relegation Play-Off Ballyduff GROUP 2 QUALIFIERS Passage, Dungarvan, Roanmore, Mt. Sion. Senior Status Retained Cappoquin. Relegation Play-Off Lismore.

Senior Football Championhip Game Thursday, 10th September Stradbally V Kilrossanty at Fraher Field 8 pm AGE old rivals Stradbally and Kilrossanty are both unbeaten in the championship to date with four wins each in Group 2.

Both are also already qualified for the knockouts and they are an amazing 5 points clear of their nearest rivals on the Group Table. Stradbally have had the better of Kilrossanty in games for many years

now and this should continue in the Fraher Field this Thursday evening. The Comeragh club will be hoping to give a good account of themselves and it will be interesting, if anything alone, to see how much they can test the favourites.

County Bord na nÓg Under 16 hurling Championship (Sponsored by: Waterford GAA Supporters Club – Dublin Branch) THE latest series of games in this very competitive Championship, took place at various venues throughout the city and county on Tuesday September 1st last. In Division 1, Mount Sion made the trip to Abbeyside a winning one, recording an impressive win. Ballygunner received the points as Tramore have withdrawn from the Championship. De La Salle emerged one point winners over Dungarvan in a well contested encounter. In Division 2, St. Carthage’s came out on top in their local derby clash with Cois Bhride at the Tallow venue. Brickey Rangers ran out easy winners over Clan na Gael at Bushy Park, while Clonea overcame Passage in a high scoring encounter. Division 3 is split into two groups, in group A, Naomh Deaglán Thoir proved too strong for St. Oliver’s in Ballinameela, Sacred Heart got the better of Kilrossanty at the Poleberry venue, while St. Saviour’s conceded a walkover to Ballyduff Upper. Group B, resulted in wins for Clashmore / Kinsalebeg and Fourmilewater following wins over An Ghaeltacht and St. Mary’s respectively. The RESULTS from Tuesday 01/09/2015, were as follows: Division 1, Rd. 6 (Final Rd.): Mount Sion 5-17; Abbeyside 4-6. Tramore Vs. Ballygunner – conceded by Tramore, De

La Salle 2-16; Dungarvan 3-12. Division 2, Rd. 7: St. Carthage’s 1-16; Cois Bhride 0-15. Clonea 3-20; Passage 4-8. Brickey Rangers 1-17; Clan na Gael 0-2. Division 3(A), Rd. 6: Nh. Deaglán Thoir 4-19 St. Oliver’s 4-9, Sacred Heart 4-17 Kilrossanty 2-7, Ballyduff Upper Vs. St. Saviour’s – conceded by St. Saviour’s Division 3(B), rd. 6: Fourmilewater 512; St. Mary’s 2-17. Clashmore / Kinsalebeg 5-11; An Ghaeltacht 1-9. The penultimate group games in Division 2, along with the final round of Division 3 goes ahead tomorrow evening (Thursday 10/09) with the FIXTURES as follows:- Division 2, Round 8: St. Pats Vs. Brickey Rangers at Colligan, Roanmore Vs. Clonea at Roanmore – Cleaboy, Passage Vs. Cois Bhride at Passage, St. Carthage’s (Bye) Division 3A, Rd. 7: St. Saviour’s Vs. Sacred Heart at Ballybeg, Kilrossanty Vs. St. Oliver’s at TBC, Ardmore Vs. Ballyduff Upper at Ardmore Division 3B, Rd. 7: An Ghaeltacht Vs. St. Mary’s at An Rinn, St. Molleran’s Vs. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg at Carrickbeg, Fourmilewater (Bye), ALL GAMES THROW-IN at 6:30 PM. The final round of group games, in Division 2 are down for Monday 14/09/2015 with the FIXTURE details as follows:- St. Carthage’s Vs. Passage at

Lismore, Cois Bhride Vs. Roanmore at Tallow, Clonea Vs. Clan na Gael at Clonea, Brickey Rangers (Bye). UNDER-15 FOOTBALL COUNTY FINALS THIS SATURDAY The last of this year’s football County Finals take centre stage on Saturday next (September 12th) AT Fraher Field with the U-15 Football competition, which is a new Championship this year, drawing to a close. This competition was ran off in a blitz format with the top two teams from each division going on to contest a County Final, Cup and plate a such. Saturday’s six match programme is as follows:10:00 am, Division 3 Cup Final; Na Gaeil Vs. Kilrossanty 11:00 am, Division 3 Plate Final; Ferrybank Vs. Naomh Bríd 12:00 noon, Division 1 Cup Final; Ballinacourty Vs. De La Salle 1:00 pm, Division 1 Plate Final; Gaultier Vs. St. Oliver’s 2:00 pm, Division 2 Cup Final; Dungarvan Vs. Tramore 3:00 pm, Division 2 Plate Final; Cois Bhride Vs. St. Mary’s All games are 20 minutes a-side, extra-time (2 x 5 minutes) in the event of a draw. Best of luck to all participating teams, and we hope to see plenty of support for these young footballers on Saturday.


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GAA CLUB NOTES

Brickey Brickey Rangers Rangers LOTTO This week’s lotto draw took place in the Enterprise Bar with a jackpot of €1,450. There was no winner on the night. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 13 & 23. The €25 winners were Katie Kiely, Isobel Brunnock, Gretta Kelleher and Deirdre Flynn. The next draw will take place in the Tudor House with a jackpot of €1,600. INTERMEDIATE HURLING Our Intermediate hurlers Championship year came to an end on Saturday last after a narrow 1 point defeat to Ring. After going in at half-time with a healthy lead we never got going in the second half. The loss of Philip Walsh to a second yellow card in the second half meant we were under intense pressure and unfortunately Ring were just too strong on the night. We still have the Intermediate hurling league final coming up versus Modeligo. JUVENILE NOTES Under 8: Training for the under 8's continues each Saturday at 10.30 am until 12. Both hurling and football are played so if you want to join us come along for a bit of fun and learn the skills meet new friends. Brink a drink, a gumshield, shin guards, hurley and helmet and the fun is free. Any parent who wishes to help can do so just let one of the coaches know, experience not necessary but the experience that you get from working with the kids is invaluable. Under 9 & 10: Training on Friday evenings at 6.30. Brickeys U-9 hurling team played Fourmilewater last Friday in an exciting, tough but thoroughly entertaining game. Well done to all Brickey players and thanks to Fourmilewater for organising the game. Brickey panel: Daithi Colleran, Cormac Deevy, Aaron Quinn, Cathal Dalton, Jack Power, Katelyn Gardiner, Sean Kearney, Tom Feerick, Harvey Aherne, Daniel Coonan, Paddy McCarthy, Mark Donovan, David Nyhan, James O’Neill.

Under 14: We will play the quarter-final of the County Hurling league on Wednesday next in Bushy Park at 6.30. LADIES FOOTBALL SYMPATHY The club wishes to extend deepest condolences to Geraldine Barry and family on the death of Geraldine’s father, Liam Hassett, Kilclooney, Kilmacthomas. May he rest in peace. INTERMEDIATES Our adult team were in action recently in the intermediate semi-final where they faced Na Déise. Despite leading for most of the game we seemed to run out of steam towards the final quarter and Na Déise finished the stronger of the two sides, thus ending our involvement in the intermediate championship for this season. U-12 Hard luck to our u-12 team who were beaten by Ballymacarbry in the B final recently. This team has had a great season and has put in a lot of hours training and it showed in their performances and in the levels of improvement that they displayed over the season, game after game. They played their hearts out in what was a close and thrilling final, but on the day Ballymacarbry were just that bit stronger towards the end. However each and every girl should be proud of themselves, they were a credit to their club and families and if they continue to work hard will no doubt be seen in many more finals in the years ahead. The panel on the day was Aoife Barry, Helena Barry, Mary Barron, Ellen Maye, Aine O’Neill, Aoibhin Walsh, Nadia Power, Aoife Curran, Clara Jane Organ, Emma Power, Aoibhe Kirwan, Siobhan Lennon, Evie Dwyer, Abby Ryan, Casey Mulhearne, Lia Cunningham, Kayla Lonergan.

Sarah Sheehan and Sarah Nyhan also played their part in the campaign but were unavailable on the day. U-15 Our u-15 team were beaten by St. Oliver’s in the semi-final of this competition by the narrowest of margins. Hard luck to the girls involved. U-13 The u-13 competition started recently and the girls were away to Tramore in their first outing. In what was a very competitive and enjoyable match and our girls ran out winners on a scoreline of 5-8 to 3-5. Well done to all. Their next game is fixed for Wednesday 16th and is at home to St. Olivers. Players will be notified of the details. GOOD LUCK Good luck to the Waterford Intermediate Camogie team in their quest for All Ireland glory on Sunday and especially to our own Molly Curran who is a member of the panel.

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€4,500. On duty on the night Benny Whyte and Michael Keating SENIOR FOOTBALL ROUND 5 Our Seniors will play their final group game against near neighbours Stradbally this Thursday, 10th of September in the Fraher Field at 8 pm. Please come along and support the men in green and gold MONSTER BINGO Monster Bingo in aid of Kilrossanty Underage will be held on Friday, 25th September, 2015 in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien. First game starts at 8:30 pm sharp. Prize money €1,200. Come along and support our club and win a couple of prizes.

Shamrocks Shamrocks CLUB LOTTO The numbers drawn in last week's lotto were 6-8-18-28, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Mary Flaherty, P. O'Neill, Kevin Crawford, Kathleen O'Flynn, Bernie Murphy. Next week's jackpot will be €9,300. JHC: Shamrocks 3-12; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 2-7. Shamrocks Junior hurling team beat Clashmore by eight points last Sunday morning in Clashmore in a play off to determine the winners and runners-up of their group, and so are into the semi-final which will most likely be played the weekend after next. We played well from the start and led by four points at half time with points from Chris Murphy, Keegan O'Farrell, and Bernie Kelleher. But it was in the second half that we did the bulk of scoring with super sub Sean "Rusty" O'Neill bagging two goals and Padraig Tobin getting the other to run out convincing winners by 8 points. This team is playing well with a mixture of young and more mature players combining well. Best of luck to them in their semi-final. Panel: Liam Murphy, Nat Smith, Thomas Baldwin, Mike O'Neill, Liam Dalton, Tomás O'Neill, Diarmuid Ahearne, Chris Murphy (0-5), Sean Murphy, Connor Goulding, Bernie Kelleher (0-2), Edward O'Neill, Keegan O'Farrell (0-2), Padraig Tobin (1-1), Alan Kelly (0-1), Sean O'Neill (2-0), Jamie Murphy, Jody O'Neill (0-1), Mike Smith, Paddy Smith, James Walsh, John A. Kelly.

MHC: Cois Bhride 2-10; Passage 1-12. Cois Bhride minor hurlers booked their place in the Minor hurling semi-final with a hard-fought one point win over Passage in Tallow last Wednesday. Despite playing below their best on the night, in fairness Cois Bhride held their nerve to beat a very tenacious Passage team who really pushed us all the way. The first half was very even but it took an opportunist goal from Ryan Grey to leave the scores level at half time. After a few choice words at the break we upped our game somewhat in the second half and when Edward Hynes scored a fine goal we hit the front only for Passage to come right back. Two points from Kelvyn O'Farrell kept us in front, and with Ryan Grey keeping the scoreboard ticking over from frees and play we edged out a narrow one point win. The selectors weren't too happy with the display, but credit to Passage who played with no little heart and skill, and it took a big effort from all the team to get over the line against them. Though a lot of our players didn't play up to par on the night, Jake Neville, Ian Beecher, and John Paul Lucey battled away all night and drove the team on to get a result. We still have one group match left to play, against De La Salle in Knockanore on Tuesday night which will decide the semi-final pairings, and that match throws in at 6.30pm. Panel; David Tobin, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley, Cathal Geary, John Paul Lucey, Jake Neville, Dylan Mangan, Kelvyn O'Farrell, Edward Hynes, Shane Ryan, Ryan Grey, Darragh Buckley, Padraig Roche, Alan Buckley, Edward O'Neill, Tom Roche, Billy Hynes.

MAI BARRY R.I.P. Shamrocks would like to sympathise with the family and friends of Mai Barry, Tallow, wife of Eugene who passed away recently. Eugene played football for the Shamrocks in the past, and we offer our sympathies to him and his family on their loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Fourmilewater FOURMILEWATER HURLING/WATERFORD HOSPICE JOINT FUNDRAISER MIZEN HEAD TO MALIN HEAD 2 DAY CYCLE CHALLENGE After many months of training and preparation, the Mizen to Malin Head challenge took place last week and we are grateful to everyone who has supported this venture on behalf of the club and the Waterford Hospice.

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Congratulations to all the riders who completed the 600km trip: Trevor Cullinan, Liam Byrne, Patrick Power, Michael Byrne, Liam Moore, Michael Morrissey, Alan Landers, Richie Halpin, Liam Beanie Byrne, Barry Dunford, Ger Walsh, Paudie Halpin.

CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD. CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €4,400 held in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien on Sunday night 06/09/2015 numbers were 17, 18, 19, 25. €30 to the following people Margaret Riordan, Ballintlea; Nonie & Laura Keating, Comeragh. €30 sellers prize Brian Lennon, Leamybrien. Next Clotto held in Micilin’s Bar, Kilrossanty, for a jackpot of

Well done also John Doocey, Jim Fenton and Declan Power in the support vans. Thanks to Tom Flynn for supplying the mini bus for the return trip and Tom Doocey for driving the bus. Also to Declan Spelman for travelling into Athlone to give the boys a rub after day one. Take a bow lads, take a bow. SPONSORSHIP If you are interested in becoming one of the club sponsors where through our club notes,

KILGOBINET GAA: MARY CURRAN WALK: €3,000 was raised for S.E.R.T (South Eastern Radiotherapy) who provide a fantastic bus service for those going through radiotherapy treatment. The Mary Curran Memorial Walk was held on August 2nd from Kilgobinet Sports Centre. Picture includes members of Mary Curran’s family with members from Kilgobinet G.A.A Club presenting a cheque to members of S.E.R.T at the Kilgobinet Sports Centre. social media we will guarantee your company or business maximum exposure, please feel free to contact club PRO Muiris Walsh at 0868159136 or any committee member. UPCOMING SENIOR HURLING FIXTURE Round 5 Senior Hurling Championship. Saturday, 12th September at 5 pm Fraher Field v De la Salle. Please try and come in to support Benji and the lads. This is the biggest game of the year. Victory will guarantee us a quarter final spot. WEEKLY LOTTO RESULT Lotto jackpot not won. Numbers drawn: 11,12, 22. Jackpot next week €1,200. €30 winners: Eileen Mulcahy, John Condon, Maire Gleeson, Seamus Lawlor, Catherine Whelan, 45 CARD RESULTS 45 Card Results: Winners Pat and Mary Guiry; Joint 2nd: John Mangan and Mem Murphy; Patsy O’Hallorhan and Ger Hennebry. Lucky Tables: Larry Ryan and Jim Phelan; Christy Skehan and Martin Moore. DOG FOULING The club would like to remind dog owners that please do not walk your dog in the field. We have a serious problem of dogs fouling on the pitch. NIRE/FOURMILEWATER JUVENILE NOTES U-13 Hurling: Well done to our U-13 hurlers (pictured above) who defeated Abbeyside by a point in last week's Western Semi final. We now play Lismore in the a Western Final on Monday, 14th September at 7:15 pm U-13 Football: The Nire GAA U-13's did the club proud last weekend at the Colm Cooper Football Tournament at Dr. Crokes in Killarney topping their group by beating Corofin, Ballincollig and Dr. Crokes before finally been beaten in the Cup semi-final by eventual tournament winners Bishopstown. U-16s: Well done to our U-16s who had a great win in the championship last week over St. Mary's FMW 5-11; St. Mary's 2-17. U-10's: Our U-10's are still playing games every Monday evening, well done to everyone involved for producing great games. Replica Jerseys: Anybody interested in buying a Nire replica jersey, they are available now from Declan Spelman (087) 763 7616. Support: We are always very grateful for the support we receive from everyone in the community. We would love to see more people come along to our games and really get behind the team, the various teams and mentors put a lot of hard work into the teams and come match day, it would be great if more supporters came along to the games. That support could be and often is the difference between winning and losing. We would also like to ask parents to please respond to texts about your children's availability for matches. It's important for the coaches to know exactly who can or can't attend a match. Thank you again for your support and cooperation Reminder: We would ask all parents to respond to texts received from club mentors when asked if your child will or will not be attending games training etc. Gum Shields: Just a reminder to all parents that Gum Shields are obligatory for Gaelic Football when playing or training for Gaelic Football. Training – U-12's: Our U-12 training continues every Tuesday between 7 pm and 8 pm in the Milfield €1. U-10/ U-11 Training: Our U-10/11's training continues every Monday evening between 7 and 8 p.m. U-8/U-9: Our U-8/9's training continues on Thursday's between 6pm and 7pm in the Millfield €1. U-6's/U-7's: Our U-6's/U-9's training continues every Monday between 7 pm and 8 pm in

the Milfield €1. Club Notes: Please contact Muiris Walsh at 0868159136 or at baronpark20@gmail.com

Kilgobinet Kilgobinet WESTERN FINAL Last Saturday night we were forced to play second fiddle to a more skilful and youthful Ballinacourty side. It was a game in which we never really got going which didn't do justice to our lads who put in a trojan effort throughout the year. The club would like to thank the players and management team for all their hard work. The club would also like to thank all our supporters for their encouragement and presence throughout the year, in particular young Tom Dukes who left his hospital bed to come support the team on Saturday night. Hope you’re back home again soon Tom from all in Kilgobinet Club. Wishing Ballinacourty all the best in the County final. ST. PAT’S FIELD DAY St. Pat’s Club are holding a fundraising Field Day next Saturday, 13th September in Bohadoon GAA Field. All welcome, promises to be a great family day out. There’s a 4k poc fada juveniles. €5 adults €15 register between 12.30 to 14.30. Also there's a BBQ and side shows. BADMINTON National Badminton Week September 7th to September 13th. Open night in Kilgobinet Sports Centre Thursday, 10th September at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome with a view to setting up a social badminton weekly. Bring your racquet, cost €2.

Naomh Brid Brid UNDER 12 FOOTBALL On Friday last we were away to Youghal, the table toppers in this Division. In a very entertaining game, we were just a point down going into the last few minutes, however, a few late scores by the hosts sealed the win. This was another good performance by Naomh Brid and as always there is plenty to work on for future games. UNDER 11 FOOTBALL This week we have two games, on Monday we have Ardmore at home and then on Friday we are away to Kilrossanty. We also will be training on Tuesday evening at 6.15 p.m. at Kirwan Park Touraneena. ROANMORE TOURNAMENT The annual hurling tournament for Under 8 and Under 9 groups is due on next weekend September 12th.

Kill ALL IRELAND TICKETS The club received four tickets for the recent hurling final and Andy Crowley, Eddie Power, Brian Flynn and Conor Hennessy were the one's lucky enough to draw a ticket. It's the football final next and like the hurling we ask that anyone interested in being in the draw for tickets to get their name into secretary Emma Gallagher, by this Sunday evening, 13th September. CLUB LOTTO Dunphys Bar was the venue for the club Lotto draw last Monday night, 31st Aug. On the night we had no winner of the jackpot nor was there any Match 3’s, so the lucky dip winners were Paidi Torpey Sleveen, and Tracey O'Neill, Dunhill. Both receive €25 each. For the record the numbers drawn were 5, 13, 19, 29. The next draw is in Kirwans where the jackpot is a massive €10,000. JUNIOR HURLING Well done to the Fenor hurlers who eventually

got on top of a stubborn Ballygunner outfit in the Eastern semi-final last Saturday, 5th Sept. in Walsh Park. Leading by 2 pts. at the break we kicked on in the second half with a Ciaran Kirwan goal, before the Gunners pegged us back with 5 unanswered points to tie the game with 3 minutes remaining. However, a late late purple patch highlighted with a Conor Rockett goal saw us stumble over the line on a scoreline of 2-13 to 111 ALL ROADS LEAD TO WALSH PARK We ask all Kill supporters to row in behind the Fenor hurlers this coming Saturday when they take on Passage in the Eastern Final. In the league section we drew with Passage, so a tough task awaits the boys. A big improvement is needed on last week’s performance, but if we can play to our best we can win. Throw-in is at 2 p.m.

St.Mary’s Mary’s Juveniles Juveniles St. U-12 FOOTBALL Our second round game in the football league saw us travel to Tramore last Monday night, 31st Aug, to take on the home team. Unfortunately, we were no match for the seasiders, both physically and in football ability as they powered their way to a comprehensive win. Our cause wasn't helped by the fact that we only had four up on the age, but still our lads battled away with us registering 1-3 to put a better reflection on the scoreboard. U-13 HURLING Our final game in the city league saw us visit Butlerstown last Tuesday evening, 1st September to take on Clann Na nGael. We reserved our best performance of the campaign for this game but agonizingly we fell short by a single point losing out on a scoreline of 1-5 to 14 in an exciting match. This ends our interest in the competition, but a big thank you to the boys and their coaches Dan Delaney and Martin Allen for their sterling efforts over the last few weeks. U-16 HURLING Fourmilewater made the long journey to Kill last Tuesday evening, 1st September for the latest round in this league style championship. The Westerners didn't go home empty handed as they defeated us by 4 pts in a high scoring game. We had plenty opportunities to secure the win but the Ballymac boy’s ability to get goals was the difference at the end of the day. Final score St. Mary's 2-17; Fourmilewater 5-12. MINOR HURLING Surprisingly, we received a walk-over from Erins Own in the final round of the league section of the championship last Thursday night. As a result we have qualified for the quarter-finals, which will be played in the coming week or two, with our opponents still unknown. More info next week.

Clonea Juvenile Hurling BLOTTO There was no winner of August Blotto draw. Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 2, 7, 6 and 1. Consolation prizes €50 Mark Power, Ballyknock; €25 John Kirwan, Ballythomas; €25 Marie Dee, Clonea. Next draw 27th September. DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENTS Well done to our juvenile hurlers Tom Walsh (Sonny Walsh Tournament), James Power (Tony Forristal Tournament) Ciarán Power (U-15 Development Tournament in Cork), Billy Power & Mairtín Power (U-16 Development Tournament in Tipperary), who represented their county in the underage Inter County Development Tournaments on Saturday, 29th August, 2015.


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Abbeyside/Ballinacourty Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Minnies Bar where the jackpot is €5,000 as on Sunday night last Richie Ryan and Eoin Brackett were drawn out of the drum and chose card number 28 which wasn’t the Joker although they did win €50. Oliver Maher and Michael Riordan won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar and Crottys Corner Bar. JUNIOR FOOTBALL Pride of place this week goes to our Junior Football Team who had a fantastic victory over Kilgobinet in the Western Final on Saturday night last in Dungarvan. This was our first year back in this Championship after a break of a few years and the team gave a great display on the night to run out winners over a gallant Kilgobinet side. Great credit is due to the players and management team of Pat O’Brien and Pat Keane for all the work they have put into the team all year. We believe that there will be a County Final to be played and we will bring details of this when they come to hand. Team: D. ENRIGHT, R. CONWAY, C. O’DWYER, P. COLLINS, J. ORGAN, D. MORRISSEY, T. COLLINS, I. KIELY, J. BERESFORD, D. HICKEY, K. DEE, S. KEARNEY, B. MULLIGAN, W. J. KIELY, M. COLEMAN. Subs: R. PROCTOR, D. SWEENEY, S. O’GORMAN, A. FITZGERALD.

SENIOR HURLING This Saturday evening we take on Ballyduff Upper in Lismore in our final match in the group stages of the Senior Hurling Championship. Throw-in is at 5 pm and all we appeal to all our supporters to get out and support the team. JUNIOR HURLING This weekend both of our Junior Hurling teams will be playing in Championship knock out games. On Saturday at 2 pm our Junior B team play Ballysaggart in Colligan at 2 pm in the Western quarter-final while on Sunday at 7 pm our Junior B team play Colligan in Fraher Field in the Western semi- final. CLUB RAFFLE Tickets are currently on sale for our Club Raffle where the first prize is Two Tickets to the AllIreland Senior Football Final and €300. CLUB BINGO Our Club Bingo will continue this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1,000. ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL TICKETS Any Club member who wishes to have their name in the draw for All-Ireland Football Final tickets is asked to give their name to Jonathon Donovan by Monday evening at 7 p.m.

Rangers Ladies Comeragh Rangers Comeragh COUNTY FINAL SUCCESS Congratulations to our junior team who won their county final last Saturday against na nDeise. The girls came from behind to win the game comfortably. They showed tremendous character and determination to win this game. It was great day for all involved and we say a special congratulations to Ryan Roche who managed the girls this year. It was great to see Captain Belinda O’Neill lift the trophy after the final whistle was blown. The senior girls played their final afterwards. However, this game had to be abandoned as our own player Ciara Dunphy became seriously ill. We wish Ciara a speedy recovery and hope to see her playing again soon. We would like to thank all those that helped look after Ciara, especially Mick Norris and Ballymac girls Louise Ryan and Ailish Cooney.

Chartaigh Juveniles NaomhChartaigh Naomh Juveniles (Lismore / Ballysaggart Juvenile GAA) FRANK MAHER U-10 INTERCOUNTY TOURNAMENT On Saturday last, September 5th Naomh Chartaigh U-10s took part in the Frank Maher U10 Inter-county Tournament hosted by St. Mary's, Clonmel. Taking part were Naomh Chartaigh, St. Mary's Clonmel, O’Loughlin Gaels, Toomevara, Sixmilebridge, Erins Own, Na Piarsaigh, Clairnbridge, Mount Sion, Kilmacud Crokes, James Stephens, Naas, and Ballycallan. In our group we were drawn against St. Mary's A, Erins Own, and James Stephens. Results are as follows for game 1 N/C 2-3; St. Mary's 1-1. Game 2. N/C 2-3; Erins Own 0-4. Game 3 N/C 3-3; James Stephens 2-3. As a result of three great wins and very determined and impressive play we topped our group (only team on the day to win all three games). In the semi-final we played Clairnbridge Og Galway and in a very tough game we lost at the final whistle by 4 pts. Our lads played top class hurling on the day and everyone present was very proud of them. Thanks to all the parents/guardians for their support on the day and to St. Mary’s for the invitation. U-13s Our U-13s had a great win over Dungarvan in the Western semi-Final last Friday night by 1 pt. In a very tight game our lads fought back to gain

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a victory which sets them up for a Western Final against Fourmilewater. U-16s The U-16s had a very busy week starting off on Tuesday evening with a win away to Cois Brid, on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-14. On Thursday they travelled to Portlaw and again had a good win of 4-18 to 1-8. Well done to all involved.

Dungarvan UNDER 13 HURLING St. Carthages 3-9; Dungarvan 4-5. Our under 13’s turned in a terrific display of hurling in Lismore last Friday evening before losing out to the home team by a point in the semifinal of the Western championship. Well done to all concerned. Dungarvan: David Flynn, James O’Callaghan, Martin McDonagh, Eoin O’Callaghan, Jordan Shaw, Noel Duggan, Mark Loftus, Tristan Loftus, Mark McGarry, Micheal Power, Oisin Morrissey, Rian O’Dwyer, Alex Shanahan, Johnny Burke, Eoin Dunne, Sam Dalton, Jason Flanagan Tobin, Jack Mulligan, Lorcan McGovern, Oisin Cummins.

UNDER 14 COUNTY HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCK-OUT STAGES PLAY-OFF GAMES Sacred Heart v Clan na Gael - Play-off 1 Cois Bride v Clonea - Play-off 2 An Gaeltacht v BYE - Play-off 3 Quarter Finals - Wednesday, 16th September at 6.30 pm Brickey Rangers v winners of play-off 1 Mt. Sion v winners of play-off 2 De La Salle v An Gaeltacht Portlaw v Dungarvan UNDER 16 HURLING De La Salle 2-16; Dungarvan 3-12. Our under 16 hurlers put in a tremendous hour’s hurling against championship favourites De La Salle at home last Monday week before losing out by the minimum of margins. Our goalscorers were Brendan Cullinane, Mick Devine and Ronan Geoghegan and Sean Crotty scored six fine points. Despite this defeat, we have qualified to meet Mt. Sion in the Championship semi-final, which will be played in their grounds. De La Salle and Ballygunner will play the other semi-final. Dungarvan: Stephen Moynihan; Conor Duggan, Shaun Murray, Conor Sheehan; Colm O’Shea, John Devine, Kealan Daly; Dylan Murphy, Sean Crotty 0-6; Gary Donnolly, Mick Devine 1-2, Luke O’Callaghan 0-1; Dion Keoghan, Brendan Cullinane 1-3, Ronan Geoghegan 1-0. Subs: Jonathon Houlihan, Seanie McGrath, Oisin Morrissey, Martin McDonagh, Toby Taylor.

UNDER 15 FOOTBALL Following our win over Cois Bhride in the Western Final, our under 15 footballers will play Tramore in the County Final in the Fraher Field this Saturday, September 12th at 2 pm. MINOR HURLING We received a walk-over from St. Carthages in the Minor hurling championship last week and we had to beat Ballygunner away last night, Tuesday to stay in the championship and reach the semi-final. SENIOR HURLING Our Seniors will play Roanmore in their final Group game in Walsh Park this Saturday, September 12th at 6.30 pm. LOTTO This week’s numbers are 9, 13, 28 and 30. The jackpot was not won. Next week’s lotto is worth €9,900. The winner of the €100 was Pepe Ferncombe. Thanks to everybody who buys and who sells the lotto. Remember, you can do the Lotto on line now. JUVENILE LEAGUES Our Juvenile football and hurling leagues continue this Saturday in the club Grounds from 11 am to 12 noon and all are welcome to come along any week for the remainder of the month. DUNGARVAN CAMOGIE CLUB NOTES U-16: We are down to play Gaultier in the Premier Butcher Division A semi-final of the club championship in the coming week, details to follow, best of luck girls. Please support if you can. Minor: At present in the Premier Butcher Minor Championship, we have played 3 games and won 3 with 2 games to be played. U-8/U-10: Dungarvan are to host an U-8/U-10 blitz at home on Saturday 12th September, best of luck to all involved. U-13: Games are currently being played so best of luck to all involved. Junior Certificate Exams: Best of luck to all girls who will receive their results on Wednesday. Enjoy the celebrations. County U-14: Best of luck to Sarah Lacey, Niamh Curran, Clodagh Tutty and Mary Kate Prendergast who are part of the U-14 County squad who take part in the All-Ireland in Dublin on Saturday, 12th September County U-16: Congratulations to Waterford County Camogie U-16 team who were crowned All Ireland winners last Sunday in Nenagh on a score line of Waterford 2-8 v Dublin 1-7. Well done to our girls Aisling Baumann, Clodagh Curran and Kaiesha Tobin who was the well earned recipient of the “Player of the Match” award. Well done all. County Intermediate: Best of luck to the Waterford County Intermediate team as they prepare to take on Kildare in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, 13th September in Croke Park, especially Dawn Power.

Naomh Chartaigh U-14s who beat Tramore at home.

DUNGARVAN LADIES FOOTBALL NOTES County News: The club would like to congratulate Clodagh Curran, Aisling Bauman and Keishea Tobin on winning the All-Ireland U-16 title. And also to Keisha for being awarded player of the match. Well done girls. The club would also like to wish Dawn Power who is part of the Waterford Camogie team who take on Kildare this Sunday in Croke Park. Throw-in for the game is at 2:00. Club News: The U-6, 8, 10s had there final training session of the summer last Thursday were 27 girls from the ages of 4-11. Following training the girls were given medals and some awards for U-6, U-8, U-10 player of the year and also most improved player 2015. The girls who recieved these awards were as follows, U-6 player of the year Ava Lannon, U-8 player of the year Hollie PowerSheehan, U-10 player of the year Ava Tutty and most improved player 2015 Natasha Maher. Training will continue for this group of girls every Saturday at 11.00 am for the next few weeks. Hope to see as many of the girls there as possible contact Aisling on 087-2620287 for information. All new faces are welcome from the ages of four to eleven. We`ve been asked to attend a Gala day in Saint Olivers (Ballinameela) first game will be at 12:30. A text will be send out during the week about the day.

Tourin Tourin TOURIN OUT OF INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP Tourin lost out to table toppers Modeligo by two points at Fraher Field last Saturday evening. Tourin settled well with scores from Shane Fives (goal), Brendan Scanlan, Tom O'Brien and Sean Leahy giving them a two point cushion at the break 1-6 to 0-7. But this lead was eaten into by Modeligo on the resumption with Modeligo’s goal coming as the third score of the second half which started their come-back. However, Tourin fought tooth and nail with scores coming from Daithi Wilkinson, Darragh Fives, Niall Fives, Darragh Wilkinson, and Brendan Scanlan but in the end, Modeligo kept the pressure on and ran out winners by two points after 62 minutes and 42 seconds of play. Final score 1-14 to 1-16. Team/Panel as follows: Colm Bennett, Brian O'Donoughue, Daniel Leahy, Shane Dunne, David O'Brien, Darragh Fives, Donal McGrath, Shane Fives, Brendan Scanlan, Sean Leahy, Tom O'Brien, Darragh Wilkinson, Daithi Wilkinson, Niall Fives, Dan Dransfield, Cathal Wilkinson, Jack Leahy, Brian Leahy, Kevin Leahy, Sean Meaney, Niall Leahy, David Leahy.

This ends Tourin’s involvement in the Intermediate Championships for 2015 but they now have to face a relegation play off possibly against Ballinameela in order to survive in the Intermediate ranks. KILKENNY TURN IT ON In the first half, Galway gave it hot and heavy to Kilkenny – chasing, blocking, hooking etc. but it was Kilkenny who showed their true colours as they stepped it up a few gears to win another All Ireland title under Brian Cody’s watchful eye. Once again the McCarthy Cup goes down to the banks of the Nore while the Tribesmen take the long journey home to Galway. But all was not lost for Galway as their Minors proved a handful for Tipperary winning yet another all Ireland Minor title. In the sell out and much anticipated All Ireland football semi-final replay – it was Dublin that shone through giving an exhibition of goal scoring in the second half. They now await their clash in the All Ireland final against Kerry in a few weeks time.

ALL-IRELAND INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE FINAL Best wishes to the Waterford Intermediate ladies camogie team as they play next Sunday in Croke Park. There are a few girls from the local Lismore and Cappoquin camogie clubs that will be represented on the Waterford panel. Best wishes ladies and hopefully an All-Ireland title will be on its way back next Sunday evening. BADMINTON TIME Anyone interested in badminton for the coming season should contact Sheena Wilkinson for training times etc.

Lismore (Kindly sponsored by EAMONN'S PLACE) CONGRATULATIONS Lismore GAA Club send congratulations to Club and County player Maurice Shanahan on his selection on Team Of The Year on Sunday night's ‘The Sunday Game’. A proud moment for Maurice, his family, club and county. Great achievement. SPEEDY RECOVERY - GET WELL WISHES A speedy recovery is wished to former club Chairman Dec Doocey after his recent spell in hospital. Hope to see you out and about Dec in the very near future. SYMPATHY Our club offers its sympathy to Noel Heffernan and family, Townspark on the death of his wife Ita last week. May she rest in peace. Also to the Kenny family, Ballyduff on the passing of their son / brother Terrance at the weekend. FIELD FIXTURE Ballyduff V Abbeyside in Lismore GAA field on Saturday evening, September 12th at 5 p.m. CLUB HURLING Your support is needed in Fraher Field this Saturday night when our seniors take on Mount Sion at 6.30 p.m. in the 5th round of the County Championship. A must win match for Lismore if they want to avoid a relegation play-off. BEST OF LUCK Best of luck to the County Camogie Team and especially the local girls who are going for AllIreland Glory at the weekend. CLUB LOTTO Lismore GAA Club Lotto was held in the Community Centre on Monday evening at 7.30 p.m. for a jackpot of €18,550. Numbers drawn on the night were 2, 7, 25, 30. No winner. Consolation prizes went to Damien Casey, Paudie and Mary Prendergast, Patrick Herlihy, and Pat Quirke. Next week's jackpot €18,700. GYM MEMBERSHIP That time of year again gym membership renewal. Contact Will Cunningham for further information on 086 0719635.

Ballysaggart CLUB LOTTO Results Tuesday, 1st September: Numbers drawn were 1, 21, 23 and 24. No jackpot winner. Winners of €20 each to: Naomi Nugent, Tom Walsh (Snr.) and Gretta Barry. Next week’s jackpot is €3,500. WEDDING WISHES Congratulations to Jamie Walsh and Natalie Byrne who were married last Friday. INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP Our intermediate team face Ardmore in the final game of the group section in Fraher Field next Friday evening at 8.30 p.m. While we now know our staying as Intermediates for next year is assured this match will be important to decide whether we progress into the knockout stages or not. So come along and support.

INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED Our Junior team face Abbeyside in the quarter-final of their championship in Colligan next Saturday at 2.00 p.m. Your support for the team would be gratefully appreciated.

Colligan Emmetts WESTERN JUNIOR “A” H.C. SEMI-FINAL We face a formidable Abbeyside outfit on Sunday evening next, that’s September 13th in the Divisional Junior “A” hurling Championship semi-final, throw-in at 7:00 pm in Fraher Field. We wish all the panel and management team the very best of luck, all support welcome. The game is preceded by the other last four clash which sees St. Mary’s entertain Geraldines. CLUB LOTTO There was no winner of the “Black & Amber” club lotto held in Quill’s Master McGrath Bar on Monday 31/08/2015. The Numbers drawn were 11, 18, 21 and 24. The €20 lucky ticket winners were as follows: Pa Drohan, Breda Wall, Liam and Niamh Dalton, and Dermot Halley. Last Monday night’s, 7th September Jackpot was worth €7,450. Please check out this column next week for details, or else check them out via the club Facebook page (Colligan GAA). MINOR HURLING St. Pat’s Minor hurlers (assisted by Naomh Bríd) played out an exciting draw with Roanmore in their penultimate group game in Division 2 of the Co. Championship at the Cleaboy venue last Thursday evening (September 3rd). Despite getting the point, it was a game that should have been won as we were in cruise control with ten minutes remaining, but a complete lapse in concentration saw the home team come right back into it, and it took a late free from ourselves to force the draw, it ended after a pulsating encounter; Roanmore 6-12; St. Pat’s 4-18. The lads needed to get something out of their final group game to have any chance of reaching the last four; this game was away to Clonea and was played last night (Tuesday). ST. PAT’S / COMERAGH DRIVE POC FADA St. Pat’s / Comeragh Drive will hold a Poc Fada fundraiser this coming Sunday, September 13th in Bohadoon, registration is from 12:30 pm, it’s for Juvenile’s and adults. We hope to see you support this major fundraiser. MASS Anniversary Mass for Seanín Tobin will be held this Friday evening, September 11th in Colligan Church at 7:30 pm.

Geraldines Geraldines JUNIOR HURLING This Sunday, 13th September the junior hurling semi-final takes place in Fraher Field against St. Marys at 5:45 pm. Come out and support the lads. GARY HURLEY While the lads do their stuff on the local stage, another man is doing his stuff on the world stage. Gary has been selected as part of the GB and Ireland Walker Cup Team this year on the weekend of the 12th September in England. It’s a special achievement for any amateur Golfer. Before Gary began his golfing career, he played hurling and football for St. Olivers u-12, 14 and 16 teams. He played with a lot of the current members of the Geraldines team. Gary is an all rounder and excels at any sport he plays. He always finds ways to improve his game in that sport. Gary is a true gentleman and all in the club want to wish Gary and his fellow Irish and British teammates the very best of luck in the Walker Cup.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

Ballysaggart Ladies Ballysaggart Ladies COUNTY JUNIOR B LADIES FOOTBALL FINAL V BALLYMACARBRY Ballysaggart Junior Ladies will take to the field at Dungarvan GAA Grounds next Saturday at 12 noon to take on a much fancied and well seasoned Ballymacarbry selection. Ballysaggart have already played them earlier in the season in the 7-a-side and an earlier round of the Junior championship and were beaten only by a few points on both occasions. But under the watchful eye of Kevin Hale (Manager), Deirdre O'Donnell and Jennifer Meagher (Mentors), the girls have trained/prepared well for the final and with good Ballysaggart and wider community support should encourage the girls to do their best. With a panel of over twenty players to select from and all very well capable of playing their part, it will be a difficult task for management to name the first fifteen. The Ballysaggart Ladies football club over the last three or four years have incorporated a very good underage structure with many of the girls from underage (who have won a few underage titles and represented the County) coming right through up the ranks to play on Saturday. We have a very capable Captain Kate Devine who is well able to mind her own court as well as talk to the girls and encourage them throughout the field. So it's all happening at Dungarvan GAA Grounds this coming Saturday (12th September), the management and club would like to thank all who have supported the girls along the way and we hope to see you at the final on Saturday to shout them to victory! Our best wishes to Sharon Williams who is part of the panel but unfortunately earlier in the Summer suffered a season ending injury. Sharon, we hope you are recovering well after your operation. U-13 CHAMPIONSHIP The U-13 girls got off to a good start last Wednesday night in the U-13 Championship with a win over St Olivers on a scoreline of 3-11 to 13. Their next match is this evening Wednesday away to Tramore. Best of luck girls U-15 CHAMPIONSHIP The girls reached the U-15 County semi-final last week against St. Anne's. After a very tightly contested game St. Anne's just pipped Ballysaggart over the line and won by just one point. Final score 3-2 to 0-12. MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP The Minor Championship kicks off on Saturday, 19th September. JUNIOR CERT RESULTS Best wishes to all our young ladies who will be receiving their Junior Cert results on Wednesday.

Clashmore/Kinsaelbeg INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP After a break of almost two and a half months our Intermediate hurlers were back to action this week when they took on Ballinameela at the Fraher Field on Friday night and after another good performance here our lads ran out winners at the end by 4-21 to 0-13 so a huge well done to all involved and this win leaves us on top of our group after our four games which sees us straight into a Western semi-final so something to look forward to there in the coming weeks. Team: M. McGrath, C. Bourke, J. Seward, S. Bourke, P. O'Rourke, T. Bourke, C. Faherty, A. Trihy, E. O'Halloran, D. Allen, S. Fleming, D. Foley, B. O'Halloran, J. Prendergast, C. O'Keeffe. Subs used: P. Prendergast, P. Nugent, R. Fitzgerald.

JUNIOR HURLING WESTERN QUARTER-FINAL Our Junior Hurlers played Shamrocks in Clashmore last Sunday morning in the group play-off and the Knockanore men proved too strong for our lads at the end winning by 3-12 to 2-7 confirming their topping of the group, all of which means that we now face Melleray Glen Rovers in the Western Quarter-Final on Friday evening at 7 pm at the Fraher Field. Our games with this opposition are always very competitive ties and we expect this match to be no different so the very best of luck to our lads in this and we hope to see as many supporters as possible going along to cheer them on here. ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS With the All-Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Kerry fast approaching, can anyone interested in being entered in our club draw for tickets for this game please register your interest with the Club Secretary John Foley at 0877404589 as soon as possible with the draw itself taking place at the club on Tuesday night next.

Modeligo WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Modeligo 1-16; Tourin 1-14. Played Sat, Sept. 5th in Fraher Field (Ref.: Colin Cunningham) Modeligo recorded their third win in this year's hurling championship on Saturday evening last against a battling Tourin. In doing so, they have ensured that they will play in the semi-finals of this year's championship. In what was something of a struggle for our

Ballysaggart Ladies football U-14 team who were beaten by Ballymacarbry in the County Final recently.

lads, numerous wides meant that they trailed at the break, with Tourin having hit the net from a rebound after an excellent penalty save from Cian in the goal. It was however a different story in the second period, when Modeligo hit the lead with a great strike from Michael Troy, and from there, Tourin struggled to stay in touch. They fought hard to get the scores they needed to get something from this game, but an all-out effort from Modeligo's backs meant the points went our way instead. The lads must now await the outcome of the quarter-finals, with the pairings for these games yet to be confirmed. UPCOMING FIXTURES Western Intermediate Hurling League Final Modeligo vrs. Brickey Rangers. (Date yet to be confirmed.) Western Junior Football Final; Modeligo vrs. Colligan. (Date yet to be confirmed.) MODELIGO GAA CLUBS FUNDRAISING "RACE NIGHT" Modeligo GAA Club is holding a Fundraising "Race Night" on Saturday, September 19th, in The Welcome Inn with the first race off at 9 pm. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to finance the day to day running costs of our club. As part of the event, we are preparing a programme in which local businesses can have the opportunity to place an advertisement, with three price options available. Full details can be obtained from any of our players or committee members. For the Races themselves, all players are currently selling the Naming rights for all of the runners and riders in each race, so please support this event and give yourself the chance to be on a winner while doing so! We expect this event to be our major fundraiser for 2015 and we look forward to your support and to seeing you there on the night for what will surely be a fun filled occasion! PREMIUM BUTCHERS SPONSORED COUNTY U13 CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP Modeligo 8-3; De La Salle 4-1. Our U13 girls followed-up their draw with St. Anne's last week with a game at home against De La Salle on Saturday morning. The girls put in a great team display from start to finish here to record a well deserved win. 2015 WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE FINAL We are due to play this year's Western Intermediate Hurling League Final on Friday evening next, and in a repeat of last year's final, we will again play the Brickey Rangers. Due to the unavailability of pitches, this game will be played in Bushy Park, which is, of course, the home venue of our opposition. Throw-in on Friday evening next, is at 7 pm. Please come along to give the Modeligo lads your support. NA DÉISE LADIES FOOTBALL Commisserations to the Na Déise ladies, who were unlucky to lose out in Saturday's County Junior "A" Ladies Football Final, but well done on a good year to all involved as ye have all done yourselves and your club proud!

Marys gCua/St. Mary's Sliabh gCua/St. Sliabh WESTERN JH SEMI-FINAL Our quarter-final clash against the Geraldines is set for this weekend. The match is fixed for 17:45 pm, Sunday, 13th September in Fraher Field. We would encourage all supporters to come along and urge the team on. Please wear club colours. We wish the St. Mary’s team and mentors the very best of luck as they aim to progress to a Western final. Colligan V Abbeyside

will battle it out in the other semi-final immediately after our game. MEDIA NOTES If anyone would like to add information or notes through the Sliabh gCua GAA Club, please have no hesitation in contacting 087 9634993 or e-mailing sliabhgcuapro@hotmail.com. We can also be contacted through facebook/twitter. TOTAL BODY FITNESS Keep fit classes for men and women (beginners and advanced) are commencing in Touraneena Community Centre on Tuesday, 22nd September from 7-8 pm. €50 for 6 week sessions. Classes consist of Aerobics, Kettle Bells, Total body Toning and Circuit Training. For more info, contact Trevor on 087 3185833. HALLOWE’EN FANCY DRESS NIGHT After huge success last year, the club has decided to organise another Fancy Dress Hallowe’en Party. It will take place in Touraneena Community Centre on Saturday night, October 17th. Tickets are €15, and are available from any Touraneena Runners committee member. ‘Southern Stars’, a hugely popular band will play on the night followed by DJ John Cliffe. Finger food will be served on the night. For tickets or details, contact Mush on 087 9634993. A fantastic night is in-store, and tickets are anticipated to sell quickly. Your support will be appreciated. DEEPEST SYMATHIES The club would like to offer their extreme sympathies to Kathleen Fitzpatrick & family, Knockmeal on the sad passing of her mother, Mrs. Rita O’Dowd, Roo East, Ardnacrusha, Co. Limerick. The Fitzpatrick family are heavily involved and hugely respected within our club. May she rest in peace. TOURANEENA RUNNERS 5K AUTUMN LEAGUE Next Monday, 14th October, sees the start of the Touraneena Runners 5k Autumn League. Starting at 7 pm from the Church carpark on McGrath’s road, the route takes participants up through the village before turning right at Parker’s Cross towards Kirwan Park. At Hickey’s Cross, another right turn leads you across the main Dungarvan/Clonmel road before again turning right down Clonegagaile. Finally, once reaching Patricia Walsh’s Cross, a final right turn will lead you back up through the village, finishing at the main entrance to the church in the centre of the village. The league will be based on a weekly time improvement format which gives all participants an equal opportunity of being victorious at the finish of the 5 week league. Both runners and walkers are welcome to come along and challenge themselves each week. €2 per night, as always, all profit will be generated towards the construction of the Kirwan Park Track. Support would be greatly appreciated. We wish you all the very best of luck in your progression each week. COMMISERATIONS Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s would like to commiserate with Na Deise on their unfortunate defeat to Comeragh Rangers in the junior county final on Saturday. In an epic battle, the ladies just came short on a 4-07 to 1-13 scoreline. SPEEDY RECOVERY The club would like to wish Ciara Dunphy of Comeragh Rangers a speedy recovery after taking ill during their County Final clash with Ballymacarbry on Saturday last. We hope to see Ciara back on her feet and in action soon. ST. PAT’S LONG PUCK St. Pat’s will hold their long puck this Sunday, 14th September. Registration will begin at 12:30 until 2:30 at Bohadoon pitch. For details, contact Stephen at 087 2056015 or Maurice at 087 7799701. Please support St. Pat’s juvenile club. BADMINTON CLUB AGM The Touraneena Badminton club would like to

invite you to their AGM, this Monday night (14th September) in Touraneena Community Centre. The meeting will get underway at 8 pm sharp. As always, your thoughts, ideas and attributes are greatly appreciated. All welcome on the night. WATERFORD CAMOGIE – ALL-IRELAND We would like to wish Waterford Intermediate Camogie team every success this Sunday (13th) as they aim to clinch the All Ireland title when they take on Kildare. The match has a 2 pm throw-in at Croke Park. Anyone who can’t make the venue, it is live on RTE and also broadcasted on WLR FM. Best of luck to all involved.

Bhride Cois Bhride Kindly sponsored by Cunningham's Hardware Tallow UNDER 14 HURLING DIV. 2 We were defeated by Clonea in our last league game by 4 pts in Tallow last Monday. This was another disappointing display with only 4/5 lads performing to their capabilities. The competition is knockout from now on so we have to improve an awful lot if we’re to make any further progress. MHC: Cois Bhride 2-10; Passage 1-12. Cois Bhride minor hurlers booked their place in the minor hurling semi-final with a hard-fought one point win over Passage in Tallow last Wednesday. Despite playing below their best on the night, in fairness Cois Bhride held their nerve to beat a very tenacious Passage team who really pushed us all the way. The first half was very even but it took an opportunist goal from Ryan Grey to leave the scores level at half-time. After a few choice words at the break we upped our game somewhat in the second half and when Edward Hynes scored a fine goal we hit the front only for Passage to come right back. Two points from Kelvyn O'Farrell kept us in front, and with Ryan Grey keeping the scoreboard ticking over from frees and play we edged out a narrow one point win. The selectors weren't too happy with the display, but credit to Passage who played with no little heart and skill, and it took a big effort from all the team to get over the line against them. Though a lot of our players didn't play up to par on the night, Jake Neville, Ian Beecher, and John Paul Lucey battled away all night and drove the team on to get a result. We still have one group match left to play, against De La Salle in Knockanore on Tuesday night which will decide the semi-final pairings. Panel: David Tobin, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley, Cathal Geary, John Paul Lucey, Jake Neville, Dylan Mangan, Kelvyn O'Farrell, Edward Hynes, Shane Ryan, Ryan Grey, Darragh Buckley, Padraig Roche, Alan Buckley, Edward O'Neill, Tom Roche, Billy Hynes.

UNDER 7 & UNDER 8 BLITZ Our under 6, 7 and under 8’s all played in a Blitz on Saturday morning kindly organised by ‘An Ring’ juvenile GAA club. All of the boys and girls played some great hurling winning all but one of their matches when our under 8’s were beaten by Cappoquin on a score line or 6 goals to 6 goals and 1 point. Thanks to An Ring, Dungarvan and Cappoquin for some really sporting and well contested games. We will play Lismore on Sunday morning next in Tallow at 11 am. Details will be sent to all parents during the week. ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Our annual draw took place last Friday night and with kind sponsorship from East Cork Oil, Cunningham's Hardware, Tallow and Tallow Fuel Company (Mike O'Neill) we had a very satisfactory fundraiser this year. 1st Prize of 2 tickets to last Sunday's All Ireland Hurling Final went to Michael O'Keeffe, Parkdotia, 2nd Prize of 500 ltrs of home heating oil (sponsored by East Cork Oil)

was won by Seamus Murphy, Carrignabhear and 3rd Prize of €50 went to Lindsay Murphy, Kilwatermoy. Thanks again to everyone who supported our raffle and to all the club members who sold tickets and especially to those who helped out at the Cois Bhride stand on the day of Tallow Horse Fair. Your continued support is much appreciated. THIS WEEK’S FIXTURES Thursday, 10th Sept: Under 16 Hurling Div 2 Away V Passage at 6.30 pm. Friday, 11th Sept: Under 11 Football Div 2 Away v The Brickeys at 6.30 pm. Monday, 14th Sept: Under 16 Hurling Div 2 Home v Roanmore at 6.30 pm, Under 10 Hurling Div 2 Away v Clashmore at 6.30 pm. LAST OUT TURN OFF THE LIGHTS!! Tallow GAA Club has asked that all managers /selectors/mentors lock up and turn off all lights in the field and clubhouse after use please? We need to try and help keep down running costs?

Cappoquin Camogie ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINALS & FINAL Cappoquin under 10's provided the half-time entertainment along with O'Loughlin Gaels under 10's from Kilkenny at the half-time mark during Waterford's recent victory over Meath in the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Semi Final. They also celebrated with the team on the pitch afterwards with all of the team and especially with Lorraine, Aisling & Jenny, the Cappoquin girls on the Waterford team. As you will now be well aware, Waterford’s Intermediate Camogie Team have qualified for this year’s All Ireland Intermediate Final against Kildare, scheduled to take place in Croke Park, Dublin, on Sunday, 13th September. All of us here in Cappoquin Camogie Club are delighted that this as happened, especially as three Cappoquin players, Aisling Power, Jenny McCarthy and Lorraine Bray, are vital members of that squad and will be displaying their skills to the nation on that day. The bus to Croker is now full, we received a great response to this trip which included tickets and bus fare. Thanks to everyone for the support. Remember, the girls will need all the support we can give so come out and do your county, and your club, proud! Keep an eye out for #jointhejourney on social media for the latest updates. Up the Déise! SENIOR CAMOGIE The Senior ladies have been training away in the background for their upcoming quarter final against Gaultier which takes place on Sunday, 20th September in Gaultier. Many thanks to all who have been putting in 100% at all sessions and especially Tony, Tricia, David and Paul who give up a lot of their time to come down to training. We're also suggesting that the girls who are going back to college start up a car pool to come to training during the week if possible. Many of you are attending college in neighbouring counties so any effort made to attend would be greatly appreciated. Over the last few weeks, the girls have had a tough few challenge matches; they played An Rinn for a third time on Sunday last which proved once again to be a physical yet skilful game. Training is now changed to Tuesday and Friday nights to accommodate our young scholars! COMMITTEE MEETING A committee meeting of Cappoquin Camogie Club takes place tonight, Wednesday, 9th September, in the Sportsmans Bar at 7:30 p.m.


GAA CLUB NOTES

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

Tulach an Iarainn SPONSORED BY McGRATH'S CHEMIST, TALLOW TALLOW GAA LOTTO - SUPPORTED BY KEARNEY'S RESTAURANT, TALLOW Numbers drawn were: 6, 12, 20, 23. No winner. Consolation Prizes: Sophie,Shane & Emma Cronin, Charlotte O’Connor, Anne O’Brien, Margaret Moore. Promoter Sean O Tuama. Next draw: The Hotel, September 14th. Jackpot €7,200. SENIOR HURLING Our senior hurlers will play Ballygunner this Saturday, September 14th, at 5.00 p.m. in Bushy Park. This is the last game in the group stages, your support as always is welcome and very much appreciated. LIAM RETURNS TO THE CATS Not much change to the status quo of the AllIreland hurling series as Kilkenny defeated Galway on Sunday last in Croke Park. A promising start by The Tribesmen had many wondering was it their year? But whatever Jackie Tyrrell said at half time seemed to work wonders as they came out in the second half a completely different team, ensuring they retain the title given by many as the greatest team of all time. One would wonder, what are they doing that all other counties aren't?? CÓBHRÓN CLG Tulach an Iarainn wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Barry family, Townspark East on the sad passing of Mai. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam. COIS BHRÍDE Minor Hurling – MHC Cois Bhride 2-10, Passage 1-12 – Cois Bhride minor hurlers booked their place in the minor hurling semi-final with a hard-fought one point win over Passage in Tallow last Wednesday. Despite playing below their best on the night, in fairness Cois Bhride held their nerve to beat a very tenacious Passage team who really pushed us all the way. The first half was very even but it took an opportunist goal from Ryan Grey to leave the scores level at half time. After a few choice words at the break we upped our game somewhat in the second half and when Edward Hynes scored a fine goal we hit the front only for Passage to come right back. Two points from Kelvyn O'Farrell kept us in front, and with Ryan Grey keeping the scoreboard ticking over from frees and play we edged out a narrow one point win. The selectors weren't too happy with the display, but credit to Passage who played with no little heart and skill, and it took a big effort from all the team to get over the line against them. Though a lot of our players didn't play up to par on the night, Jake Neville, Ian Beecher, and John Paul Lucey battled away all night and drove the team on to get a result. We still have one group match left to play, against De La Salle in Knockanore on Tuesday night which will decide the semi-final pairings. Panel; David Tobin, Robbie Geary, Jake Beecher, Darragh Mulcahy, Ian Beecher, Jordan Henley, Cathal Geary, John Paul Lucey, Jake Neville, Dylan Mangan, Kelvyn O'Farrell, Edward Hynes, Shane Ryan, Ryan Grey, Darah Buckley, Padraig Roche, Alan Buckley, Edward O' Neill, Tom Roche, Billy Hynes.

Fundraiser – The annual draw took place on Friday last and results were as follows: 1st prize (2 All-Ireland hurling tickets) Michael O’Keeffe; 2nd prize (500ltrs of home heating oil) Seamus Murphy; 3rd prize: (€50) Lindsay Murphy. Fixtures – Thursday, 10th September: Under 16 Hurling Div. 2 Away v. Passage at 6.30 p.m. Friday, 11th September: Under 11 Football Div 2 Away v. The Brickeys at 6.30 p.m. Monday, 14th September: Under 16 Hurling Div. 2 Home v. Roanmore at 6.30 p.m. Under 10 Hurling Div. 2 Away v. Clashmore at 6.30 p.m.

St. Olivers UNDER 8 Training begins this Saturday in Ballinameela 10-30-11.15 a.m. UNDER 9 Our Under 9s had a great game vs. Ardmore last Saturday well done to all Training this Saturday in Ballinameela 10-30-11.15 p.m. UNDER 10 Our Under 10s will have games every Monday evening for the next 3 weeks. Details by text Training this Saturday in Ballinameela 10-3011.15. UNDER 16 Our Under 16s lost out to Ballyduff last week - Hard luck lads. MINOR Our Minors beat Fourmilewater last Thursday and remain unbeaten. GALA DAY We will celebrate our 40th Anniversary with a fun filled free family Gala Day in Ballinameela this Sunday, 13th September. 12.30-12.45 p.m. Under 7 Girls and Boys Playing; 1.00- 1.30 p.m. Under 9 Boys and Girls Playing; 1.30-2.15 p.m. Under 11s Boys Match; 2.15-2.30 p.m. Long Puck/Long Kick for Under 8 Under 10 and Under 12; 2.30-3.00 p.m. Under 14 Boys Match; 3.15-3.45 p.m. Under 15 Girls Match; 4.00 p.m. Long Puck/Long Kick Under 14

and Adult. There will be plenty happening all day so make sure to come down and celebrate with us.

St.Patrick’s Patricks St. LONG PUCK AND SPORTS DAY Our inaugural running of our Long Puck and sports day is upon on this coming Sunday. There are three divisions in the long puck competitions, Adult Family and Juvenile. Adults are €45 per team of three, Family are €25 and Juveniles are €15. Players are asked to bring their own sliotars please. There will be free barbeque for all players after their round. The competition begins at 12.30 p.m. sharp and players are asked to be on time. Best of luck to all concerned. Our sports day will officially start at 2 p.m. There will be lots of activities for boys and girls of all ages. Children are asked to bring their hurleys with them, helmets are not required. As well as field games there will be a barbeque, ice-cream van and a shop in attendance. Also we will have a marquee where people can have a seat and enjoy a cup of tea and relax while activities are running! People are asked to make a big effort to attend our fundraiser and hopefully everybody will enjoy a great day. U-8 HURLING BLITZ Our under 8’s will be taking part in a hurling blitz in Roanmore this Saturday. The blitz will all be ground hurling and players are asked to be in Roanmore for 2 p.m. We will have three games and all players in attendance will play a game.

Stradbally HAPPY MAN The happiest man in Stradbally this week is Noel Costelloe after Kilkenny's victory over Galway in last Sunday's final. SENIOR FOOTBALL We play our old rivals and near neighbours Kilrossanty on Thursday next 10th September in Fraher Field under the lights at 8 p.m. As both teams have qualified nobody wants to get beaten in this one. STRADBALLY PATTERN Sunday next, 13th September is the big day, Stradbally GAA will hold numerous events to celebrate our Pattern Day. The day will start with a fancy dress walk at 1.30 pm from the village to the clubhouse, a prize for the most appropriately dressed boy and girl will be given, then the tallyhoo will take place. We will have food and a shop on the day. A trailer load of timber will be raffled. Other events to take place will be, kick the ball through the tyre, egg and spoon race, tug-of-war between townlands in the parish. Teams must be registered before 3 pm, organise your own team. Slow bicycle race (bicycles will be supplied). Man and woman three legged race, whack the Chairman with a wet sponge, vintage machines will be on display, sheaf tossing, horseshoe throwing, roll the ball, face painting, wife carrying race and several other games. Bring the kids along and they will be thrilled with all hullabaloo. An entry fee of €5 for adults, all kids are free. Mass will take place in the Clubhouse for all the deceased people of the Parish, date for this Mass will be fixed later. ALL-IRELAND TICKETS Anyone looking for All-Ireland tckets for the football final between Dublin and Kerry please contact Pat Fennell to get your name in for the draw. Only club and Deise Draw members will be entered in the draw. STRADBALLY ZIP TOPS Orders will be taken soon for anyone wishing to buy the Stradbally half zip tops for both men and ladies. Sizes go from age 7 up to Xtra-Large. Prices for age 5-11 €40, 13/14 €45 and adults €50 (these will vary depending on logos/initials) There will be an evening in the club in the next few weeks for those to try on tops. This will be a ONE off order so anyone who wants to order these or get early Christmas presents must do so on the night. Anyone who orders tops will have to pay for them on the night LADIES NOTES U-15 County Final: Our u-15s had a good win over Ballymac last week in the u-15 semi with Maggie scoring 3-4, Kaylinn 2 -3, Sheena 1 -3, Jade 1 goal. They will now meet Dungarvan in the final on Sunday, 13th with time and venue tbc. U-13: Our u-13s played Ballymac last Friday night in Ballymac. It was a close contest with Ballymac coming out on top by just one point. All-Ireland Final: All roads lead to Croke Park in a few weeks where Waterford intermediate ladies team will face Kildare in the All-Ireland final on September 27th. Golden Goal: Our Golden Goal tickets are now on sale with all players and committee members selling golden goal tickets for the football AllIreland to raise much needed funds for the club. Please support this as the funds are needed for the club!!

Ardmore UNDER 16’S ADVENTURE WEEKEND Our under 16 Panel and Management hit the road on Saturday morning early as they headed

for a fun packed adventure weekend-away at the Eclipse Adventure Centre in Kenmare. Thanks to the Margaret for organising such an event as the full panel planned this some time back. With summer over and all heading back to school it was a great way to finish off the year before the heads dig into the school books. We are left to believe that some of the parents were a little jealous of the fun the lads were having and so decided to join in on some activities. “Boys will be boys”. INTERMEDIATE HURLING C’SHIP We line-out this Friday night, at Fraher Field 8:30 pm in the final game of the Group stages. Our opponents will be Ballysaggart the Junior County champions and All-reland Junior finalists of 2013. We come into this game parked at 2nd spot but on level Points as Ballysaggart/Shamrocks and a win would see us into the QF’s. Best wishes form Deuglán Naofa to the panel of players. DEISE DRAW While we still await a winner in our Parishes for the jackpot, we thank all who support the Deise Draw as the funds work back into the Club to support the many age-grades we develop in our Club. All Promoters please link up with Noel Conway our coordinator. LOTTO Our €10,000 Lotto still stands as with no winner of our Monday night draw. The numbers drawn were: 2, 5, 10, 19. Our five lucky dip winner were: Christine Power c/o An Tobar; Molly Lee c/o Keevers; Aoibhin Foley c/o An Tobar; John Quinn c/o Quinn’s Shop and Declan Hennessy c/o Round Tower Hotel. Next week’s lotto will be held at Keevers Bar. Best of luck to all as the €10k would be a nice win at this time of the year. COLLEGE BOUND This week we see a new group of lads/Lassies beginning College spanning across Cork, Waterford, Dublin, Galway, Limerick… and many others places. While we have Club members starting college we also have lads coming out the other site as they completed their various studies and begin entering the workforce. We wish them the best and hope they can “work and play” as local as possible.

Melleray Rovers Melleray Glen Glen Rovers GRAND RAFFLE/ANNUAL SPORTS & GALA DAY Our Sports and Gala Day took place on Saturday last in Melleray on what turned out to be a very pleasant afternoon and evening for all concerned. There was plenty happening throughout the day to entertain families and we would like to sincerely thank all those who attended and supported the event including Ballyrafter Service Station and Centra, Main St., Lismore. Many thanks also to the ladies who provided tea and refreshments throughout the day, to our Chefs, Marcia Power and Pa Lyons, our wonderful M.C for the day Michael Rawlins, to all those who manned the stalls and activity centres, those who sold tickets, collected at the gate and to the many people who helped out in the organising of the Sports and Gala day this year, without your support, events like this would not be possible. Our grand Raffle took place and the following were the results:– 1st prize: John Maher - 2 Night B&B & 1 evening meal in Killarney (O'Donoghue Ring Hotel Group); 2nd Prize: Aoibhinne O'Rourke - 2 All-Ireland Football Tickets; 3rd Prize: Eileen O'Donnell - Family Pass To Fota Wildlife Park & €100 spending money; 4th Prize: Billy Ormond 57 New St. - €100 East Cork Oil Voucher; 5th Prize: Geraldine Murray - Hamper. Results for Novelty Events as follows:– Fancy Dress: Katie Kenrick, Jessica Lacey, Ciara Lacey, Clodagh Cahill, Grainne Lacey and Stephen Lacey. Dog Show: Roxy (John Smith), Ellie (Sean Lennox), Dano (Mike Kearney). Races:– Toddlers (Boys) 1. Calum Moore, 2. Finn Ormond, 3. Liam Óg. Toddlers (Girls) 1. Sienna Morrissey, 2. Elisha Radley, 3. Leona Power. U-5 (Boys) 1. Liam Óg, 2. Daniel Keohane, 3. Finn Ormond & Patrick Power. U-5 (Girls) 1. Shannon Radley, 2. Mary Ní Aodh, 3. Rachel Power. U-6 (Boys) 1 Coleman Radley, 2. Conor Whelan, 3. Stephen Lacey & Patrick Power. U-6 (Girls) 1. Chloe Moore, 2. Annie Keohane, 3. Avril Lyons. U-8 (Boys) 1. T. J. Ormond, 2. Andrew Cunningham, 3. Fionn Morrissey. U-8 (Girls) 1. Chloe Morrissey, 2. Katie Ormond, 3. Jessica Lacey. U-10 (Boys) 1. Jack Power, 2. T. J. Ormond, 3. Jamie Pendergast. U-10 (Girls) 1. Chloe Morrissey, 2. Ciara Fuller Buckley, 3. Abbie Pendergast. U-12 (Boys) 1. Adam Hornibrook, 2. John O'Donnell, 3. Sean Begley. U-12 (Girls) 1. Chloe Morrissey, 2. Abbie Pendergast, 3. Ruby Szamrowicz. U-14 (Boys) 1. John O'Donnell, 2. Tom Coffey, 3. John O'Dwyer. U-14 (Girls) 1. Caoimhe Cliffe, 2. Ciara Fuller Buckley, 3. Rachel Stewart. U-12 Novelty 1. Andrew Cunningham, 2. Sean Begley, 3. Jasmin O'Shea. U-14 Novelty 1. John O'Donnell, 2. Ciara Fuller Buckley, 3. John O'Dwyer.

MELLERAY GLEN ROVERS G.A.A LOTTO – WEEK ENDING 6/9/2015 The numbers drawn on the night were as follows: 4, 13, 14 & 23. There was no winner on the night. 3 x €10 consolation prizes went to: Eddie Byrne Jnr., Ann Lenane and Michael O'Gorman. Next week's Jackpot will be €750 and the draw will take place in the Cat's Bar, Melleray, on Sunday night, 13th September, at 9.00 p.m. Many thanks to all those who continue to support our weekly Lotto. FIXTURES Quater-final on Friday night, 11th September, in Fraher Field against Clashmore at 7.00 p.m.

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Melleray Glen Rovers GAA Gala & Sports Day - The Power family, Glounthane, enjoying the sunshine and activities.

Please come along and support the Glen. CLOTHES COLLECTION This will be happening in the coming weeks and is a very important fundraiser for the club, we would appreciate all your support, we are hoping to have the Collection the first week in October so get busy and start packing those bags!!!!

Affane/Cappoquin U-11 TOWN/COUNTRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Rd 4 Fri Sept 11th; Affane V St. Olivers in The Sportsfield at 6.30 pm Rd 5 Fri Sept 25th; Affane V St. Carthages in Lismore at 6.00 pm. Rd 6 Mon Sept 28th; Cappouin V Cois Bhride in The Sportsfield at 6 pm Rd 7 Fri Oct 9th; Affane V Ardmore in The Sportsfield at 6 pm. U-12 TOWN/COUNTRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Rd 5 Fri Sept 18th; Affane V Ballyduff Upr in The Sportsfield at 6.00 pm. Rd 6 Fri Oct 2nd; Affane V An Gaeltacht in An Rinn at 6 pm Rd 7 Fri Oct 16th; Affane V St Carthages in Lismore at 6 pm U-16 COUNTY HURLING C'SHIP Cappoquin 2-14 St Mollerans 2-12 Cappoquin U-16 hurlers took on St Mollerans in the Sportsfield on Monday last in what turned out to be a thrilling encounter. The Cornerstone boys just edged out winning a tight affair which could have gone either way. Cappoquin Panel: Graham Lyons, Cian Murphy, Tadgh Lyons, Tiernan Cullinane, Matt Noonan, Jordan Kearney, Keith O’Sullivan, Luke O’Rourke, Darragh O’Rourke, Jack Coffey, Tom Troy, Ciaran Power, Rory Mangan, Evan Murray, PJ Kiely, Gavin Fives, Jayson Molumby, Cian Murphy, Louie Lomano, Matt Meaney, Jamal Casey.

CLUB LOTTO This week’s draw took place on Monday Sept 7th for the jackpot prize of €9,200 and there was no winner. The numbers drawn were 5-10-17-19. The five €20 consolation prize winners were: Eamonn Cliffe, Railway Bar; Liam Costin, Sheskin; John Cunningham, Green St; Karen Crotty, Affane; and James Morrissey, Barrack St. MASS LANE CUP The semi-final of the Mass Lane Cup will take place tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 10th at 5.30 pm. The winners will play team A in the final. Team A 1, Matt Meaney 2, Gavin Fives 3, PJ Kiely 4, Tadgh Kelleher 5, Danny Costin 6, Cian Nolan 7, Conor Rooney 8, Oisin Power 9, Conor Wilkinson 10, Alex O’Sullivan. Team C 1, Louie Lomano 2, Rory Mangan 3, Luke O’Rourke 4, Mikey Dalton 5, Adam Burke 6, Peter Cummins 7, Stevie Organ 8, Eoin Coffey 9, David Lomano 10, Oisin Coffey. AFFANE/CAPPOQUIN GAA CLUB SPONSORED CYCLE SUNDAY, 27th SEPTEMBER Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club will hold a Sponsored Cycle on Sunday 27th September at 2.00 pm from the GAA field. This is open to all, with a special encouragement for families to take part. For those that will not have sponsorship cards, registration will begin in the field at 12.30 pm. Entrance fee for Adults €10, Children €5 & with a special family rate of €20. More details to follow in the coming week THREE TO ANSWER 1. Who is the only player to win an All

Ireland Senior hurling medal and and an Olympic gold medal? 2. When was the first televised live AllIreland hurling final? 3. What club does Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty play for? LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1. Former Galway hurler Gerry McInerney and present day star Conor Whelan play for Kinvara 2. Sean Finn is the Bruff player to win Munster minor and U-21 hurling c'ships in 2013 and 2015 for Limerick. 3. New York is the city the first game of the 2015 All Ireland SFC was played? U-14 COUNTY HURLING C'SHIP Cappoquin will play Ballygunner in the quarter final next Wednesday Sept 16th in Ballygunner at 6.30 pm. Transport will leave at 5 pm from The Sportsfield. COUNTY SENIOR HURLING C'SHIP This Saturday, Sept. 12th Cappoquin take on Passage in the County Senior Hurling C'ship in Kill, throw-in 6.30 pm. ALL IRELAND INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE FINAL Best of luck to Lorraine, Ash, Jenny and the Waterford Intermediate Camogie Team who will attempt to win the All Ireland title for the first time for the County this coming Sunday in Croker. MULLINAHONE FESTIVAL OF HURLING Our Under 10 and Under 12 hurlers headed to Mullinahone to represent Waterford in the festival of hurling on Saturday, 29th August. All were gathered before 7.45 am down at the pitch as we headed on the trip to Tipp. The festival began with a mass parade through the streets of Mullinahone led by the Local Brass and Reed band. Our players marched behind the band as they proudly held up the banner of Affane-Cappoquin GAA as they donned the white and blue of their native county. The guest of honour was none less than Uachtarán Chumann Lύthcleas Gael Aogan Ó Fearghail. The highlight for our lads was when the Sky TV cameras zoomed in on our group as we went through our warm-up routine. Both teams gave super performances on the field of play. The under 10 team were pitted against the home side, Golden and Carrick Swans. All games were closely fought and we were still in a fight to qualify up to the final minute in the last game. However, it was not to be. Panel: Dylan Sheehan, Sean Begley, Dara Begley, Tim Cliffe, Alex O’Sullivan, Ryan Uniacke, Eoin Coffey, Aron Coffey, Oisin Coffey, Sean Curtin, Conor Ormonde, John Murphy, Martin Keniry, Eoin Rooney.

The Under 12 team were in the group of death against Mullinahone, Limerick, Antrim and Offaly. Again, the lads fought for every single ball but were unfortunate to be pipped at the line for a semi-final spot. Panel: Miceál Dalton, Neill Collender, Mark Ormonde, DJ Reddy, Jack Costin, Tadgh Kelleher, Conor Rooney, Danny Costin, Stephen Organ, John O’Donnell, Adam Burke, Cian Nolan, Tom Coffey, Conor Wilkinson.

A special thanks to the organisers in Mullinahone for yet another fantastic festival of hurling. It is a day that all the lads will remember and perhaps will renew some of the duels in Croke Park in a few years time. GET WELL SOON Get well soon to Dylan Sheehan who picked up a nasty injury in Mullinahone. Hope to see you back in the Red and Black soon.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

West Waterford Athletic Club Juveniles

Adamstown Cross Country on Sunday, 13th September THE cross country seasons opens next Sunday when Adamstown will host an open cross country. This is a very good event to start with as the distances are shorter than the championship distances and we also compete against clubs from Leinster that we seldom have a chance to run against. We hope for a big turnout on Sunday. Meet at the Park Hotel at 9.30 SCHOOLS CROSS ON FRIDAY, 18th SEPTEMBER AT 6.00 p.m. All schools have been notified of the upcoming cross country which will be held in St. Augustine’s College and will start at 6.00 pm sharp. Races will be for 2nd, 3rd,

4th, 5th 6th class as well as 1st and 2nd year boys and girls. A school may be represented by as many athletes as they wish. Distances: 2nd class boys and girls 400m 3rd class boys and girls 400m 4th class boys and girls 400m 5th class boys and girls 600m 6th class boys and girls 800m 1st/2nd year boys and girls - 2000m Trophies will be presented to the first 6 individuals and medals for the first three teams of three from each

school in each race. Entry fee is €2.00 per athlete payable on the night. The programme should be complete in one hour approx. GOOD TURNOUT AT TRAINING ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY There was a good number back in training on Wednesday and Friday last but there are still a few more who have not made it back yet we look forward to seeing them in action this week as the county championships are only a couple of weeks away. There will be a county board meeting on Friday night and we will have all the fixtures after that.

Anthony Flynn 5th overall in this year’s series receives his prize from sponsor Ger Wyley.

Ger Wyley sponsor for the Ger Wyley Sports/Skins summer series presents Yeveginy Chizhikov with his prize for finishing 8th overall in the series.

Touraneena Runners

Autumn League about to commence AUTUMN LEAGUE We are about to commence an ‘Autumn 5k League’ which is set to begin on Monday, September 14th. The league will be based on a weekly improvement format which will be fair to all participants. We would encourage you all to get back on track after the summer holidays in preparation for our winter league. This league is open to all runners/walkers. Should you want to participate in the run/walk but would like to opt out of the league basis, this is permissible. For this league the route will be the annual West Waterford Touraneena 5k. Looking forward to seeing you all there. New members are always more than welcome. Registration will open at 6:30, we would advise everyone to come early. €2 per night. “TOTAL BODY FITNESS” Keep Fit classes for men and woman (beginners to advanced) commencing in Touraneena Community Centre on Tuesday, 22nd September, 7-8 pm. €50 for 6 week sessions. Classes consist of Aerobics, Kettle Bells, Total Body Toning and Circuit Training. For more info contact Trevor-0873185833. CLUB GEAR ORDER Due to popular demand, a final new batch of Touraneena Runners club gear is being ordered. Hoodies are priced at €25 while running shirts/vests are €15. All orders to be submitted to Mary Dyer on 0871466585 no later than Friday, 25th September. All

Congratulations to Dean Carroll, this week’s winner of our 'Predict Your Time' event. Dean was 3 seconds off his predicted time. items to be paid in full before this date. HALLOWE’EN FANCY DRESS PARTY Touraneena Runners in conjunction with Sliabh gCua GAA Club will hold a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress party on Saturday, 17th of October in Touraneena Community Centre. Music on the night by “Southern Stars” followed by DJ John Cliffe. Finger food will be served on the night. Tickets are priced at €15. Tickets are available from any Touraneena Runners committee member. MEDIA Why not follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, simply search for Touraneena Runners

PREDICT YOUR TIME Congratulations to Dean Carroll who was nearest her predicted time over tonight's 5k route. Touraneena Runners would like to thank Ger Wyley’s Sports and Footwear Dungarvan who generously sponsored tonight's prize. WELL DONE DEAN!!! It was fantastic to see numbers on the rise once again, some new faces and some familiar faces returning. Hope to see you all back next week. BIB NUMBERS Should anyone have bib numbers since our Spring League, could you please bring them with you on Monday night.

Donal O’Donoghue who was a divisional winner in the recent Ger Wyley sports/skins summer series receives his prize from sponsor Ger Wyley.

Ger Houlihan a prize winner at the recent GSK 5 receives her prize from sponsor Micheal Callaghan.

Tony Ferncombe a prize winner at the recent GSK 5 receives his prize from Micheal Callaghan, Glaxosmithkline race sponsors.

Ger Wyley sponsor of the Ger Wyley Sports/Skins summer series is pictured presenting 3rd overall prize for the series to Kevin Kenneally recently.

Tom Leahy 6th overall in this year’s series receives his prize from sponsor Ger Wyley.

Micheal Callaghan GSK sponsors presents Margaret Conway with her category prize at the GSK 5 mile road race.


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WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB

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Eilis Ni hAodha Memorial Run on this Friday, September 11th THIS coming Friday, September 11th is the date for the annual EilíS Ni hAodha Memorial Run. Eilís was a member of our club for many years and featured on many a cross county winning team at county, provincial and national level in that time. The race is being organised by the local Ballyduff Lower community where Eilís lived and all money raised will be donated to the Ballyduff Community Centre Redevelopment Fund.

Entry is set at €10, with a walk also on the night and this will get underway at 6 pm with the run starting at 6:30 pm. Prizes are sponsored very kindly by Delaware Life and are as follows: Male 1st - €70, 2nd - €50, 3rd - €30. Female 1st - €70, 2nd €50, 3rd - €30. There are also age category prizes of €25 for the first over 40 Male and Female home. Plus many great spot

prizes and refreshments in the Community Centre following the race. The course is said to be a very scenic course setting off from the Ballyduff Lower village out through beautiful country lanes around the Knockaderry reservoir and back to the finish line outside the parish church. There is a great atmosphere around the course and in the local community centre following the race. Please support this race if you can.

Pictured at last week’s Garvey's SuperValu Autumn League at St. Augustine's were Liam Reilly, Diana Chizhikova, Liam Power, Garvey's Dungarvan sponsors and Yev Chizhikov.

Garvey’s SuperValu Autumn League is back in action The eleven from eleven race boys who all completed all the races in this year’s series picture with sponsor Ger Wyley are Jimmy Connors, Kenneth O'Donnell, Tom Leahy, Stephen Curran and Alan Hogan.

Gerry Cantwell, West Waterford AC is pictured presenting Joe Gough with a pair of running spikes on behalf of the club to mark the occasion of Joe winning the world over 60, 800 metres and his 3rd placing in the 1,500 metres recently in France.

Raivis Zakis to run World Ultra 100k in Netherlands THE club wishes club member Raivis Zakis the best of luck to when he runs next week in the World and European ultra 100k championships in the Netherlands. Raivis as part of his training finished 2nd in the recent Longford marathon in a time of 2.46.36. The event will se Raivis pitted against the best ultra runners in the world and there is live streaming of the race on Saturday, 12th starting at 10 am. Log onto the following website for same.runwinschoten.nl

Adele Walsh the ladies overall winner of the Glaxosmithkline sponsors 5 mile road race.

Sympathy WEST Waterford Athletic Cub extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Curran Park Lane Drive, Abbeyside, who passed to his eternal reward recently. May he rest in peace.

Running Quote IT'S all those little battles with yourself that are the most satisfying to win.

NOW that our hugely successful Summer league is done and dusted for 2015 we turn our attentions to another of the club’s long standing and popular leagues the Garvey's SuperValu Autumn league at St. Augustine's College. This league is eagerly awaited for each year as runners use it as a prelim to our Winter league which is not too far away now. The league got underway last Thursday evening and it was great to see so many new faces as well as regulars at the Friary grounds. For this league there are 4 routes on offer and you can run any distance you choose on any night you attend. If you want to start with 1 lap and perhaps move up to 2 next week the choice is yours. In this way runners are under no pressure to complete a certain distance and can decide as they go. For beginners we suggest jogging at the start then walk

for a while if you need to and then jog again for a bit, you will soon find that the walking bits get shorter and the jogging bits get longer! One things for sure that by running over any other form of exercise you will definitely see progress in your efforts to getting a fitter healthier way of life. The weekly fee is just €2 and Garrynageragh spring water will be provided at the finish. We will be at the Friary taking registrations from 6 pm each Thursday for the next four weeks (10th, 17th, 24th September and 1st October). It’s just €2 entry fee. Bring a friend!! CONOR COLEMAN LEADS HOME THE 1 LAP Five runners took on the one lap and it was great to see some of the clubs juvenile members taking part. They were led home by Conor Coleman followed by Arthur Chizikov and Ciaran Frisby. Next home were

West Waterford AC open cross country race for the James Hughes Perpetual cup THE club's 22nd annual Cross Country event of the year takes place on Sunday, October at St. Augustine's College with a 1.30 pm starting time. As in previous years the race is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers, all are more than welcome. The overall winner will have his name inscribed on the James Hughes perpetual cup. The race itself will see the men cover 5 laps of the Friary grounds (8k) and the ladies will cover 4k in total. There will be prizes on offer in the usual categories. The race also incorporates the county senior championships for men and women.

Dngle marathon and half 2015 THREE club members took part in the Dingle half and full marathon last Saturday. Trudy Devereux ran the half in a time of 2.18.45 while Terri Gough completed the full marathon in 5.25.38 and Ted O'Leary running his 10th marathon of 2015 and his 33rd in total ran a time of 3.30.29. Well done to all three.

Catherine Kearney and Michelle Kearney. OISIN O’RIORDAN OUT ON HIS OWN IN 2 LAP Fifteen runners took on the 2 lap and they were led home by another promising juvenile, Oisin O'Riordan. He was followed in by Friary regular, Gerry Cummins. In third was recent Predict your time league winner Liz O'Riordan and she was closely followed by the runner-up in that league, Micheal Moynihan. 3 LAPS SEES YEV AHEAD OF THE YOUNG GUNS First home on the 3 lap was Yev Chizikov. He was followed by two O'Riordan's, Cian just piping Shane. First lady finisher on the 3 lap was Diana Chizikova, who is continuing her great form. In all 11 runners completed the 3 laps. PATRICK AND SANDRA TOP THE 4 LAPPERS As is usually the case, the most popular on the night

was the 4 lap with 18 runners competing. First home was Patrick Lannon followed by Mossie Keogh and Liam Reilly. The First lady home in 5th place was recent summer series winner Sandra Prendergast. THANKS West Waterford Athletic Club would like to acknowledge all those who help in the running of the league. Thanks so much once again to the Friary College for permitting the use of the grounds and of course thanks to those that helped by taking the entries, names, times and results, it’s very much appreciated. A big thank you also all at Garveys SuperValu for their sponsorship and it was great to see Liam, P.J. and Onra take part in the league "leading by example". As always we would like to invite our members and participants in our leagues to support our sponsors where possible.

22nd Annual Allrounder Sports Winter League WITH the Summer series now behind us and the evening light drawing in our thoughts start turning towards the club's annual Winter league event and this coming Winter league sees it entering its 22nd year. Registration night this year will be on October 28th. There will be 7 nights of the league before Christmas and 7 nights after Christmas. On registration night people are asked to come to the centre and to register for the league. When you register you will get a number which you will use for every night of the league. The following week the league will begin officially on November 4th. We will provide more information in the coming weeks but for now all you need do is pencil the date in your diary.

Aglish Fit4Life is back THE Aglish Fit4Life is now back for Winter every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15 p.m. Walk or run 2, 3, 4 or 5k. Only €2 per night. All proceeds to Children's Hospital Crumlin. All are welcome.


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West WaterfordGolf & Country Club Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343. E-mail: info@westwaterfordgolf.com Website: www.westwaterfordgolf.com RESULTS Club Competition 18 Hole Sfd – Sat 5th/Sun 6th September 1st. Luke Cummins (1) 42 pts, 2nd. Barry Power (7) 40 pts; Gross: Mark O’Sullivan (7) 29 pts b9, 3rd. Robert Smyth (17) 39 pts. CSS: Sat. 37pts, Sunday. 36 pts. Tuesday Treats – 1st September Cat 1 1st Kieran Mulligan (22) 21 pts, 2nd Matthew McCarthy (21) 19 pts Cat 2 1st David O’Keeffe (16) 21 pts, 2nd Stephen Spillane (12) 19 pts Cat 3. Keith Landers (18) 19pts. Al Eile Open Gents Qualifier – Wednesday, 2nd September 1st Sean Walsh (21) 41 pts, 2nd Lanson Kelly (12) 37 pts, Extra Qualifiers Gross Clive Cooney (7) 28. CSS 36 pts. Let’s Get Together Golf Classic 1st. Michael O’Donoghue, Martin Hanley, Gavin O’Donoghue, Gerry O’Keeffe – Youghal (93 pts), 2nd. Denis Conway, Tommy Butler, Des Cleary, John Keane (85 pts), 3rd. Shauna Wall, Reena McDonnell, Nora Walsh, Billy Flynn (82 pts), 4th. John French, Jack French, Conor French, Michael French (82 pts), 5th. Fintan Gee, Ed Glavin, Noel Murray, John C. Byrne (82 pts), 6th. Ross Desmond, Peter Geary, David Herlihy (82 pts). FIXTURES Tuesday, 8th September – Open 13 Hole Tuesday Treat – Prizes in 3 categories. Wednesday, 9th September – Al Eile Open Qualifier 18 Hole Stableford.

Friday, 11th September – South Munster Open Seniors Saturday 12th/Sunday, 13th September Club Competition 18 Hole Stableford. AUTUMN OPEN WEEK We are hosting an Open Week from 15th to 20th September. Tuesday, 15th Sept. Gents Open 9 hole Stableford Wednesday, 16th Sept. Al Eile Open Gents 18 Hole Singles stableford. Thursday 17th/Friday, 18th Sept. Open 13 Hole 3 Person Waltz. Ladies Gents Mixed. Saturday 19th/Sunday, 20th Sept, 18 Hole Open Singles Stableford Ladies and Gents. Book Online www.westwaterfordgolf.com or ring 058 43216. PARK HOTEL SPORTS STAR AWARD Gary Hurley returned from his break to collect the August Sports Star Award at the Park Hotel on Friday last. With Walker Cup fever in the air a great day was had by all. Our thanks to the Flynn family for their hospitality. ROYAL LYTHAM HERE WE COME A large number of supporters have already completed their travel arrangements to Royal Lytham for the Walker Cup. For anyone still wishing to travel there are still a number of seats available on the coach package. Ring 058 43216 for information. Special Walker Cup Hats are on sale at our club shop this week and you are advised to come early, as stocks are

Lismore Golf Club Phone 058-54026. Email: lismoregolfclub@eircom.net Website: www.lismoregolf.org MEN’S RESULTS Thursday 3rd / Friday 4th / Saturday 5th & Sunday, 6th September – Lismore Golf Club Open Development Classic. 3 Ball Champagne Scramble (Any Combination): 1st Fiona Howard, Peter Whelan, Mick Keane 65 pts.; 2nd Dan Howard, Fiona Howard, Seamus Beecher 63 pts.; 3rd Paddy O’Leary, Sheila O’Leary, Dermot O’Leary 61 pts.; 4th Jo Jo Tobin, Hannah Lucas, Kevin Foley 61 pts.; 5th Paul Kenneally, James Bennett, Ger Mulcahy 60 pts. B9; 6th P. J. Rumley, Terence Rumley, Barry Rumley 60 pts. B9; 7th Pat Morrissey, Martin O’Driscoll, Tony Whelan 60 pts.; 8th Michael O’Grady, Craig Scotton, Colm Murphy 59 B9; 9th John Whelan, P. J. Coughlan, Michael Stack 59 pts. B3; 10th Noel McNamara, Frankie Corcoran, Donal O’Leary 59 pts. Ladies Team Prize: S Denn, B Joyce, E Hornibrook 57 pts. 12th Nicholas Walsh, Patsy Heaphy, Denis McCarthy 58 B9; 13th Michael Keane, John Keane,

Tommy Butler 58 B3; 14th Betty Daly, Margret Morrissey, John Kenneally 58 pts.; 15th Brian Shanahan, Paul Quinn, Eoin Bennett 57 pts. B9; 16th Alf Barden, Jim Cashman, Larry Kiely 57 pts. B6; 17th Tom Kelleher, Pat Power, M. Kelleher 57 pts. B3; 18th Seamus Joyce, Ger Hayes, Eddie Fraher 57 pts. B9; 19th Damien Casey, Paddy O’Flynn, Linda Casey 57. DEVELOPMENT CLASSIC Last weekend was the hosting of the club development classic. This is a vital fundraiser for the club and thankfully the turnout was exceptional, there were a couple of reasons for this, the committee who organised and ran the competition deserve massive credit for getting teams and prizes together from not only club members but from all the local clubs in the area and they came out in force to support us and very big thank you to all who played and contributed prizes it was very much appreciated. The weather was the second factor and it’s been a while since we

limited. CLUB MATCHPLAY COMPETITIONS Anyone still involved in Club Singles and Club Fourball should check the the draw sheets on the notice board. It is imperative that all outstanding matches are completed within the alotted dates. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. MENS CLUB OUTING Club outing to Ballykisteen takes place on Wednesday, 30th September. Package consists of golf, dinner and one night’s B&B. Members wishing to go should contact John Joyce, Pat Power or Gillian Hickey as soon as possible. No names taken without full payment which is non refundable AUGUST/SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE TROPHY CAPPOQUIN STAY TOP 1st Keith Landers 62 pts, 2nd Jack Kiely 59 pts, 3rd Robert Torpey 58 pts. Keith Landers keeps consistant to hold lead with 62 pts. Kilrossanty man Jack Kiely scores 31 pts and moves into second position. Former Champion GSK player, Robert Torpey moves up a gear with 29 pts for third position on 58 pts. Full Leaderboard on Facebook PLAYERS INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 As a way of saying Thank You to our loyal members and visitors, West Waterford will host the inaugural Players Championship in October. Winners in club and Open Singles qualifying competitions in 2015 are eligible to compete in this event. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from C2C Broadband we are offering a €750 prize fund for the event. Over 60 golfers have already qualified and during August and September we are doubling the number of qualifiers from all singles competitions. So why not come along to had such a fine weekend of weather. This added to the enjoyment of the weekend and ensured that scoring out of the top drawer. The course was in exceptional condition with the greens being in particularly good order despite all the traffic on them. This year’s winners were Fiona Howard, Peter Whelan and Michael Keane with an impressive 65 points, given the format and this was a great score and the rest of the field was a bit back from this overall. Second was Fiona Howard again but this time with Dan Howard and Seamus Beecher, only 63 this time for Fiona, No club classic leader board would be complete without and O’Leary featuring. Dermot Shelia and Paddy combining for a 61 point total. Jo Jo Tobin, Hannah Lucas and Kevin Foley took fourth with 61 also. I could go down through the lot of the 19 teams but I won’t! All that’s left to say is well done to all the prize winners (especially fifth place!) and a big thank you to all involved over the weekend especially to Ann and Bernie for keeping the players fed and watered for the weekend. KELLEHER SUPERVALU QUALIFIER Friday 18th / Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th is the last chance to qualify for Kelleher SuperValu (Cappoquin) Final. The final will be played the following Saturday 26th & Sunday, 27th September.

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West Waterford Golf Club Bernie Twomey Memorial. Seated from left: June Whyte (Best Gross); Jean O'Donovan (2nd); Derry Twomey, Sponsor; Marie T. Curran (Winner) and Mary Barron, Lady Captain. Standing from left: Julie Harty (Best Beginner)’ Sam Power Cully (Catg. B)’ Mary Herlihy (3rd) and Jean Conway, Lady Vice-Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] our Open Singles any Wednesday or any Open singles competition at West Waterford, and you could be playing in the Players Championship in October. BALLYMAC FOR JACK GOLF CLASSIC Classic in aid of Jack Halpin (Berkely Balcony Injury Fund) at West Waterford on September 24th – 26th. For booking ring 058 43216 or Tom Halpin 087 2583210. SUNDAY ROAST SPECIAL Enjoy lunch at our restaurant on Sunday with our new Sunday Roast Menu available from 12.30 – 3 p.m. Non Members are most welcome to come along and enjoy Sunday Lunch in the tranquil surroundings of the Brickey Valley. JUNIOR NOTES Competition Results Saturday, 5th September 1st. Jack Mulligan 36 pts, 2nd Joey

Curran 30 pts, Gross Max Quinn (21gross), 3rd Rory Curran 32 pts., Best 36 Conor Browne 19 pts. LADIES NOTES MNA EILE SEPTEMBER QUALIFIERS 1st Mary Herlihy (36) WWGC 41 pts; 2nd Jean O’Donovan (29) WWGC 40 pts (Back 6) already qualified; Bridget Ahern (15) – Dungarvan G.C. 40 pts; Pat Flanagan (21) Dungarvan G.C. 36 pts; Angela Murphy (23) Dungarvan G.C. 36 pts; Marie T. Curran (27) WWGC 35 pts (already qualified); Colette Power (35) Dungarvan G.C. 34 pts; Niamh Reynolds (11) Dungarvan G.C. 34 pts; Martina Corkery (24) Gold Coast G.C. 33 pts; Betty Joyce (12) Lismore G.C. 33 pts; Geraldine Hallinan (28) Gold Coast G.C. 33 pts (already qualified); Teresa Hayes (19) Dungarvan G.C. 32 pts; Mary

Donnelly (19) WWGC 32 pts (already qualified); Ellen Foley (33) Gold Coast G.C. 32 pts (already qualified); Fidelma Fitzgerald (21) Dungarvan G.C. 31 pts; Mary Phelan (23) Dungarvan G.C. 31 pts (already qualified); Eileen Carroll (34) Youghal G.C. 31 pts; San Power Culley (25) WWGC 30 points. CSS 37. BERNIE TWOMEY MEMORIAL CUP Held on Sunday, 6th September – 1st Marie T. Curran (27) 40 pts; 2nd Jean O’Donovan (27) 38 pts; Gross: June Whyte (17) 20 gross points; 3rd Mary Herlihy (34) 36 pts. Cat. A: Mary Lou Carroll (18) 33 pts (B9). Cat. B: San Power Culley (25) 32 pts. Cat. C: Geraldine Hickey (30) 35 pts. CSS 36. August 9 Hole – sponsored by Ben Flynn: Finola Butler (23) 37 pts (Best Card); Mary Donnelly (19) 37 pts; Joanne

Fox (22) 35 pts (Back 3). MATCHPLAY We are coming to the final stages of this year’s matchplay competition. Semi-finals to be played by Saturday, 19th September. FIXTURES This week’s competition is on Thursday 10th 18 hole S/F (1 day only) sponsored by Marian Hilliard. Mna Eile Final takes place on Sunday, 13th September. Tee-times available from 1.00 p.m. – please ring the office (058) 43216 to book your time. September 9 hole is being sponsored by Geraldine Hickey with 2 best cards to count. Autumn Open takes place from 15th September to 20th September inclusive. COASTAL ALLIANCE The first Coastal Alliance takes place in West Waterford on Thursday, 10th September. Tee-times 9.30 – 11.00 a.m.

There will be a separate 18 hole singles competition for those who have not qualified. Rule, for those who have qualified, if you elect to play on the Sat it will be deemed that you have entered and played the qualifier final. If you don’t play on Sat and elect to play on Sun, your first card is deemed that you entered and played the qualifier final. Stupid golf rules of the week have been suspended pending legal clarifications on what rules can be published in future as to avoid the PRO getting lynched. GOLF UNWRITTEN FACTS Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces, and bounces just the way you meant to play it. AND FINALLY … Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it. MEN’S FIXTURES Monday 7th to Thursday, 10th September – Ongoing FRONT 9 Singles Stableford Competition. Tuesday, 8th September – 9 Hole Bacon at 5.30. Friday 11th – Kelleher SuperValu Open Qualifier. Saturday 12th & Sunday, 13th September – 18 Hole Stroke kindly sponsored by club members. Prizes 1st, 2nd, Gross, 3rd, Best Saturday & Best Sunday. Monday 14th to Thursday, 17th September – Ongoing

FRONT 9 Singles Stableford Competition. Tuesday, 15th September – 9 Hole Bacon at 5.30. Friday 18th / Saturday 19th & Sunday, 20th September – Kelleher SuperValu Weekend Final Open Qualifier. Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd. LISMORE LADIES GOLF The weather was kind to all this week and it was great to see the course so busy. Mary M. Murphy did well to have the better back 9 over the very inform Catherine Neville to take the top spot on Wednesday with Una Dowd getting quite accustomed to picking up prizes very quickly taking 1st place in the monthly 9 hole over Mary Ahearne. The Club Development Classic was a super success with the course in great condition, the sun shining and lots and lots of golf being played. Well done to all who supported it especially the many ladies. Star of the day was Fiona Howard who featured in both 1st and 2nd placed teams, Jo Jo Tobin and Hannah Lucas were on the fourth placed team and Esther Hornibrook, Sheila Denn & Betty Joyce took the ladies team prize, Congrats ladies. RESULTS Wed., Sept. 2nd 18 Hole Stableford, Member’s Prize 1st Mary M Murphy (23) 33 pts b9; 2nd Catherine Neville (30) 33 pts August 9 hole on-going 1st Una Dowd (36) 20 pts;

2nd Mary Ahearne (35) 18 pts FIXTURES Wed., 9th Sept. 18 Hole Stableford, Members Prize Sun., 13th & Wed., 16th Sept., Ballin Cup, 18 Hole Stroke, G.O.Y. kindly Sponsored by Bernie Glavin. Tues., 1st – Tues., 30th Sept. 9 hole ongoing, re-entry. Fri., 11th Sept., Kelleher’s Supervalu Qualifier, Open 18 holes Stableford Singles. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS In the club singles if my information is correct, L Ní Choncubhair will meet C Neville in the semi-final with Hannah Lucas awaiting the winner to decide this year’s title. The draw has been made for the four-somes and the quarter finals see P Bolger McCarthy & Alice Henley v Sheila O’Leary & Una Dowd with the winners meeting JoJo Tobin & L. Ní Choncubhair in the semifinal. In the other quarter final we have Amanda Power and Mary Ahearne v Sheila Denn and Betty Daly with the winners playing Hannah Lucas and Catherine Neville. Quarter-finals to be played by September 30th, no exceptions. GOLFER OF THE YEAR With two more G.O.Y. events yet to be played the top 5 have 15 pts separating them with Katherine Moynihan the firm favourite to take the title at the moment with her 45 pts giving her a 9 pt lead over Catherine Neville who is a few shots clear of Laoise Ní

Choncubhair, Amanda Power and Fiona Howard. KELLEHER’S SUPERVALU QUALIFIER There are three chances remaining for anyone who would like to qualify for the Kelleher’s Supervalu Qualifier, Final which goes ahead on Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th September, Friday, September 11th, 18th and 25th are the dates for this Open 18 holes Stableford Singles competition. Don’t leave it too late ladies. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES The “Desperate Housewives” grand finale will go ahead on this Sunday, September 13th with a three Person Scramble starting at 3.30 pm. Any free ladies are asked to come along and join the newest members in this fun event. There will be tea and goodies served in the clubhouse immediately afterwards. DATES FOR THE DIARY Our Past Captains and Presidents and Committee annual gathering will take place on Saturday, October 3rd. The Captains and Sponsors dinner goes ahead on Friday, October 23rd. Ladies AGM will take place on Wednesday, November 11th. JUNIORS The Captain’s Prize to the Juniors will go ahead on Saturday, October 3rd. Juniors will be notified of details


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You can contact us by phoning 058-44055 Our email address is: goldcoastgolf@cablesurf.com Our website is: www.goldcoastgolfclub.com RESULTS Sunday 30th August: Club Competition, CSS 36 pts. 1st: Jimmy O’Dwyer (10) 36 pts; Gross: Michael Lenihan (6) 29 pts Tuesday 1st September: Open Seniors, CSS 37 pts. 1st: Eddie Brophy (22) 38 pts Cahir Park; 2nd: Paul Vart (24) 38 pts Dungarvan. 1st Lady: Sheilagh O’Brien (20) 30 pts Youghal. Friday 4th September: Open Singles, CSS 34 pts. 1st: Daniel Flynn (13) 42 pts. Gross: Colin Gray (5) 29 pts Kileen. Saturday 5th September: Club Competition, CSS 36 pts. 1st: Liam Beresford (13) 37 pts. Gross: Michael Lenihan (6) 30 pts. Sunday 6th September: Gareth Taylor Memorial, CSS 37 pts. 1st: Jimmy O’Dwyer (10) 42 pts; 2nd: Kieran Cullinan (8) 38 pts; Gross: Derek Power (3) 34 pts; 3rd: Brian O’Connor (9) 38 pts. SYMPATHY Sincere sympathy to Tim O’Driscoll, whose Mam passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. Ar Dheis De go raibh a hanam. MEMBERSHIP OFFER New Members: From now to 1st January 2017 Full Members: €540;

Seniors: €400; Husband & Wife: €760. Contact 058 44055 for more details. FIXTURES Tuesday 8th September: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies & Gents. Friday 11th September: Open 18 Holes Stableford. Saturday 12th September: Club Competition. Sunday 13th September: Monthly Medal Tuesday 15th September: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies & Gents. SEPTEMBER DOUBLE The first winner of the weekend September double is Brian O’Connor with 73 pts. Brian receives a voucher for €50 for Deise Golf. GOLFER OF THE YEAR With just two competitions left to count and a few points available from the matchplay, it is still up in the air as to who will collect the Golfer of the Year Trophy for 2015. At present Micheal White leads with 56 pts with 10 counting competitions, Derek Power is in 2nd spot with 55 pts, Brian O’Connor is in 3rd spot with 54 pts, John White is in 4th spot with 52 and Tommy Long is in 3rd spot with 44 pts. John White and Tommy Long both have 9 counting scores. SEPTEMBER SPECIALS During September there will be some extra prizes to

DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB Tel. Office 058-43310, Fax. 058-44113, Pro Shop 058-44707. Website: www.dungarvangolfclub.com; Email: dungarvangc@eircom.net

AUTUMN OPEN WEEK Another busy week at the club. The Autumn Open week is in full swing with a tremendous variety of competition to cater for everyone. Unfortunately, for some, not everyone reads the competition rules. Let that be a lesson to JK, LC and DW who were a little embarrassed after what they though was a great round. At least it gave us a good laugh in the bar after. There have been some great scores this week notably from David Shanley, Tom Conway and John Treen in the Mens. Collette Power, Kate McNamara and Majella Moynihan are playing well in the Ladies. Alan Thomas played well in the Munster Mid-Amateur championship shooting 72,71 and 74 to finished third. But shot of the week goes to Martin Lynch as witnessed by this scribe. Martin hooked his tee shot viciously on 16

into the trees. Then he was assaulted by his trolley before finding his ball against a tree. A skinnier man wouldn’t fit between the tree and ball but Martin squeezed in to play a brilliant shot which soared up and out of the trees, carried the bunker, landed softly on the downslope and trickled into the hole for a two to the consternation of his playing partners who didn’t congratulate him. It’s great to see so many former members rejoining and we welcome back Francis Power, Tony McKeown and the quiet man of few words Ned Connors. We are gearing up for another busy week as the popular Autumn Open Week continues until Sunday, 13th September. The course is in great shape so invite a friend down for a game. We are very grateful as always to our sponsors for their continued support. For

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add a bit of spice to the weekend competitions. The Saturday Half-Sub and the Sunday Half-Sub will be decided, as will the culmination of the Golfer of the Year and the Order of Merit. The week of 12th and 13th September, David Hayes sponsors a prize for the best overall over the two days. On the weekend of 26th and 27th the extra prize will be a BBQ sponsored by Calor. All scores will be converted to Stableford for the extra prizes. The revised fixtures for September are as follows: Saturday 12th September: Club Competition Sunday 13th September: Monthly Medal Saturday 19th September: Club Competition Sunday 20th September: Half-Sub Round Saturday 26th September: Saturday Half-Sub Final Qualifier Sunday 27th September: Sunday Half-Sub Final Round. SATURDAY HALF-SUB QUALIFIER With one round to go this competition could yet be won by a number of players. Micheal White is in pole position with 140 pts with a 29pts to be dropped. Tom White is in 2nd position with 139 pts and a 32 to be dropped. David O’Connor is in 3rd position on 133 pts with 28 pts to be dropped. Derek Power is on 130 (28), Andy Travers 129 (28), Johnny Ryan 129 (22). Also there are a number of players with three qualifying scores who could still come into contention. SUNDAY HALF-SUB QUALIFIER With two of the four counting competitions played in the

Sunday Half-Sub Qualifier and the best three scores counting, it is very hard to work out who is going to win this competition. At present Jimmy O’Dwyer is leading with 82 pts, Derek Power is in 2nd place with 79 pts, Brian Fahey is in 3rd with 78 pts, Tom White and John Flynn are both on 73 pts. The final two rounds will take place on Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th September. MATCH-PLAYS Gold Coast Cup Singles: Derek Power will play Danny Kiely in the final. Michael White Foursomes final: Michael Kavanagh and Michael Whelan will play Tom White and John Flynn in the final. The Willie Barron Fourball Final: Brian O’Connor & Johnny Ryan v Brian Fahey & Austin Kiely Jnr The Dawn International Mixed Foursomes Final: Micheal White & Mary O'Callaghan v Michael Kavanagh & Elaine Goss. Thanks to all the players in all these events for their cooperation. LADIES NOTES FIXTURES 10 Hole Ongoing Competition 18 hole 2 card competition sponsored by Cliff House and Members. Entry €5 and reentry €3 Sun. 13th Sept: Ladies Outing to Tipperary GC Sun. 20th Sept: 18 hole competition sponsored by Dalton’s Jewellers, Sun. 27th Sept: 18 hole competition sponsored by Jacquie’s Hair Design Sun. 4th Oct: 18 hole competition sponsored by Country Store RESULTS Sunday 6th September:

Queally Walsh, 18 Hole Stroke, CSS 71 1st: Ruth Hannigan (22) 69; 2nd: Gillian Cashman (28) 71; 3rd: Mary Clancy (14) 72 SOUTH EAST COASTAL ALLIANCE The first outing for the Coastal Alliance 2015/16 will be hosted by West Waterford GC on Thurs 10th Sept, tee from 9.30 – 11.30 am, entry fee is €15 and €10 per outing, payable on the first day. We are encouraging new members to join us in playing 6 different courses over the winter months are getting to know our friends from other clubs. All are very welcome and there is no handicap limit, a list for existing and new members will be posted in kiosk – please add your name. LADIES OUTING Our ladies outing this year will be to Tipperary Golf Club on Sunday, 13th September, tee times from 11.30 am. An all-inclusive package has been arranged to include tea/coffee and scones on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a three course meal for €38 per person. If you want the opportunity to play a wonderful course and enjoy a great day out, please add your name to list in kiosk, the format of play on the day will be a 3 ball team event. As the forecast is very good for next week, we are all looking forward to a great day out!! LADIES CLUB FOURSOMES We are now coming to the semi-final stages of this competition and the final has to be played by Saturday, 26th September, please refer to list for dates of each round. SHEILA NORRIS SINGLES MATCHPLAY This is one of our major

match-play competitions of the year kindly sponsored by Sheila Norris for which we are so grateful. Sheila, a past President of the club has always been an advocate of good golf, and deems stroke play or match play to be the epitome of the game. Sheila has always been so generous with her sponsorship, and many a hard battle has been fought to attain the coveted prize. The final two left in this competition are our Lady Captain Gillian and our club secretary Kay, all eyes will be on this match, and wishing both of them the best of luck!! Final match to be played

before Sat 26th Sept. DAWN INTERNATIONAL MIXED FOURSOMES We are now heading towards the final stage in this competition and this is where the real battle begins!! Wishing you all the best of luck in your next round matches!! NEW MEMBERSHIP OFFERS Ladies, if you would like to try out a game of golf on our stunning 18 hole championship course, we have a very generous subscription on offer for new members, please refer to men’s notes for details or contact Bob or Mark in the kiosk.

a full list of Autumn Open events and to book online visit www.dungarvangolfclub.com Mon. 7th Sept. Open Gents/Ladies Singles S/F Special Value Monday. Tues. 8th Sept. Open Ladies Singles S/F (Park Hotel). Wed. 9th Sept. Open 2 Person Rumble Any Combination(Sixty.com). Thurs. 10 Sept. SPAR Thursday Open Gents Singles S/F Qualifier - Visitors €15. Fri. 11 Sept. Open 3 Person Rumble (Jim Quinn). Sat. 12th Sept. Open Gents Fourball/Open Ladies Fourball (Norris Bros.) Sun. 13th Sept. Open Gents Fourball/Open Ladies Fourball (Norris Bros.) DUNGARVAN GENTS RESULTS Mon. 31st Aug. Monday Open Gents Special Value Singles S/F Green: 1st Tom Conway (11) 42 pts, 2 D. Moran (2) the Island 40 pts, 3 D. McSweeney (11) Youghal 37, CSS 38 pts. Thues. 3rd Sept. SPAR Thursday Open Gents Singles S/F Qualifier: 1st James Moroney (15) 42 pts, 2 G. Leacy (1) 38 pts, 3d A. Crotty (5) 38 pts, 4 John Corbett (18) 37 pts CSS 73. Fri. 4th Sept. Open Gents Singles S/F (Quinlan Butchers): 1st B Power (9) 40

pts, 2 Hugh O’Carroll (22) 39 pts, 3 Ml Troy (9) 39 pts, 4 Denis O’Brien (20) 37 pts. CSS 35. Sat. 5th Sept. Open Gents Singles S/F (Tom Daly Catering): 1st David Shanley (11) 43 pts, 2 F. O’Donoghue (8) 40, Gross Donal Williams 36, 3rd M. Leacy (6) 38, CSS 37. Sun. 6th Sept. Open Champagne Scramble (Any Combination) (Stephen O'Connor & Ann Power): 1st D Power (19) M. Terry (14) M. O’Mahony (15) 110, 2 M. McNamara (20) P. Power (21) M. Kelleher (28) 109, 3 John Clancy (19) T. Whelan (16) M. Curran (5) 105. GENTS FIXTURES Mon. 7th Sept. Open Gents Singles S/F Special Value Monday Green, Tue 8 Sep Open Ladies Singles S/F (Park Hotel). Wed. 9th Sept. Open 2 Person Rumble Any Combination (Sixty.com). Thurs. 10th Sept. SPAR Thursday Open Gents Singles S/F Qualifier - Visitors €15. Fri 11 Sep Open 3 Person Rumble(Jim Quinn). Sat. 12th & Sun. 13th Sept. Open Gents Fourball (Norris Bros.) Mon. 14th Open Gents Seniors. DUNGARVAN LADIES RESULTS Mon. 31st Aug. Monday

Open Gents Special Value Singles Best Ladies Angela Murphy (23). Tuesday, 1st Sept. Ladies Singles Stroke (Helen's Lingerie) (G.O.Y.): 1st Kate McNamara (32) 66; 2 T. Keane (24) 71; Gross B McCarthy (7) 72; 3 Angela Murphy (23) 71. CSS 72. Sat. 5 Sept. Open Ladies Singles S/F (Tom Daly Catering): 1st C. Power (35) 42, 2, Maria Ryan (23) 41 pts, 3, M. Moynihan (28) 41, CSS 72. LADIES FIXTURES Mon. 7th Sept. Open Ladies Singles S/F Special Value Monday Green. Tues. 8th Sept. Open Ladies Singles S/F (Park Hotel). Wed. 9th Sept. Open 2 Person Rumble Any Combination (Sixty.com). Fri. 11th Sept. Open 3 Person Rumble (Jim Quinn). Sat. 12th & Sun. 13th Sept. Open Ladies Fourball. Mon. 14th Open Gents Seniors. Tues. 15th Ladies Singles. LADIES NOTES LADIES COASTAL ALLIANCE Ladies Coastal Alliance first competition in West Waterford on Thursday, Sept 10th. LADIES SUMMER MEDAL: 1st Angela Murphy (23) 23 pts, 2 Maria Kiersey (36) 22, 3rd B Aherne (15) 21 pts, 4 Mary Fleming (27) 20

pts, 5th Creina O’Sullivan (26) 18 pts, Nearest the Pin: Fidelma Fitzgerald (21), Longest Drive June Hayes (21). SIXTY.COM: NEXT COMPETITION Open 18 Holes 2 Person Rumble Wed. 9th and Weds., 16th September 9H at 2 p.m YOUNG ONES: Next competition 16th September at 2.30 LADIES HOME ALLIANCE: The Ladies Home Alliance for 2015/2016 will start on Tuesday, 29th September/Saturday, 3rd October and continue until Feb. 2016. Format is as in previous years, €20 to enter and you can choose whether to play on Tuesday or on Saturday. Please put your name up on the sheet provided in the ladies locker room. Full details are posted in the locker room. PROGRESSIVE 45 Cards recommencing on Thursday, 17th September at 9 p.m. All are welcome JUNIOR NOTES Our penultimate event of the Summer season took place on Sunday with The hosting of the John Casey Shield kindly sponsored by Jane Casey Florist. A great turnout and a packed clubhouse saw the trophy stay in the family with Jane’s son Niall doing the business shooting 42 points

to win on a countback from John Treen. Cal Tutty took the honours in the PreJuniors with Maisie Breen showing Grandad Pat who to do it by winning the girls section with 27 points. The golfer of the year is hotting up with one event left. Juniors are reminded to play their matchplays on time and post the results. Our next event is the Junior Captain’s Prize kindly sponsored by Conor Foley and takes place on Sunday, 20th September. Thanks to all concerned for making last weeks event such a success. Tuition for our Prejuniors and beginners continues next Saturday at 3 pm under the watchful eye of Club professional David Hayes. Thanks again to James for his assistance last week. Any enquiries relating to Junior Activities can be directed to David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at golfpro@eircom.net PRO SHOP NEWS Resident professional David is currently holding his end of season Sale coinciding with the Autumn Week. David has many bargains in clubs, shoes, bags, gents and ladies clothing. Professional advice is guaranteed. Drop in now and get an early Christmas present.

Gents €540

Ladies €410

Couple €760

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SOCCER

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

Dungarvan United FC

Pictured is Tommy Butler accepting sponsorship of shorts and socks on behalf of Dungarvan Utd. premier team from The Square Grill, Grattan Square. Thanks to Antonio Di Vita and his family for their support and we ask all our club members and players to support our sponsors. PREMIER MATCH REPORT DUNGARVAN 4; FERRYBANK 0. It wasn't only the new floodlights at Kilrush Park that shone brightly last Saturday night when our Premier Team took on their third challenge of the season so far. Apprehensive coming into the game on the back of two disappointing loses to face Ferrybank who won over Tramore only the week before. However, those who know Dungarvan best know that they perform best as the underdogs and we were not let down. A cagey start to the game, Dungarvan was the most dominant of the two teams and it was clear to see that the Blues planned to come away with nothing but a win. Shane Lannon was the first to break the defence of Ferrybank 15 minutes in, with a pass from Tony Fitzgerald he found the back of the net giving the Blues the lead they needed. Just before the half-time whistle was about to blow, Pat Quinn's free-kick was met with a header from Lee Hyslop bringing us to 2-0 at half-time to the delight of the crowd. There was a great buzz around the club, as there always is when Open Tempo FM are in the house and it was great to welcome the

broadcasting team back to Kilrush Park. A momentous day from Dungarvan United as at half-time the new floodlights were switched on by Club Chairman David Walsh and Vice-Chairman Christy Power. The second half started and there was some good play from both teams. A great block by Paul Kelly denied the opposition of a goal and a corner from Ferry was met by Lannon resulting in his second goal of the game. It looked like a 3-0 finish, when David Condon put a cracker of a goal past Ferrybank's keeper put the final score at 4-0. A powerhouse performance from the whole team on the night has given us the confidence we need to push on now in the Premier league. Tommy Butler who predicted a win for the team said it was a great boost for the lads and all involved were jubilant after the game where the club house paid host to supporters and players. Shane Lannon was the well deserved recipient of the Open Tempo Man of The Match. Team: Michael Walsh, Kevin Walsh, Christy-Ross Power, Patrick Lynch, Trevor Crotty, Lee Hyslop, Thomas Clohessey, Tony Fitzgerald, Niall Farrell, Shane Kelly, Pat Quinn, Dylan Guiry,

Mark Ferncombe, Fionn Hallahan, Shane Lannon, David Condon, Paul Kelly.

ACADEMY UPDATE Academy times until October Half Term Wednesday Midweek Training 5-6 p.m. U-9 & U-10 (2006/2007). Saturday Academy 12.30 - 1.30, U-7 & U8 (2008/2009). 1.30 - 2.30, U-9 & U-10 (2006/2007). Please bring the following with you to training; Shinpads, Drink, €2 Subs. Feel free to call or text 087 055 7939 with any queries. FIXTURES & VENUE Saturday, 12.9.15 - U-12A Home to Carrick at 10.30 am at the Glass U-12C - Away to Bohs at 10.30 am away U-12D - Home to Ferrybank at 12.15 pm at the Glass U-14A - Home to Ferrybank at 12.15 pm in the Main U-14C - Home to Ferrybank at 2.30 pm in the Glass U-16A - Away to Villa at 2.30 pm 3rd - Home to Piltown at 4.15 pm in the Main Sunday, 13.9.15 Prem - Away to Hibs at 11.00 am. O.35 - Home to Crystal at 11.00 am in the Glass U-18B - Away to Abbeyside at 2.00 pm.

GOAL KEEPER TRAINING Goalkeeper training will resume this Wednesday 5.30-6.30 p.m. All goalkeepers are welcome to attend.

Pictured above is the Dungarvan United AFC Chairman, David Walsh being presented with a sponsored match ball by Healy’s The Pike Service Station for Dungarvan Utd’s home Premier Fixture versus Ferrybank on Saturday night. Healy’s The Pike Service Station were represented by Noah Landers, Mia Landers and Will Healy. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a home game match ball please contact 087 055 7939 for further details.

Chris McGrath making presentation of jerseys on behalf of Comeragh Veterinary to the Kilmacthomas FC U-14 team. [Michael Faulkner]

Kilmacthomas FC UNDER 12 The first game of the season saw us play out a draw against Piltown. It took us some time to settle and the visitors were hitting hard. There is lot to learn this season but a long way to go yet and we will be a much stronger team. the game ended 4-4. UNDER 14 Our first game of the season was at home against Railway. It was pleasing to have a full squad. For the most part the lads played well with Alan Dunwoody scoring a hat-trick and Declan scoring a fourth. Unfortunately, Railway scored 5 with a spirited comeback. Team: Louis, Alan, Mul, Barry, Marti, Pa, Jack, Mike, Declan, Dylan, Barry, Alan Dunwoody, Paul, Dermot, Caoimhin, James, Darragh and Scott.

A huge thanks to Comeragh Veterinary for the kind sponsorship of new jerseys. UNDER 11 Our teams took to the field in Seaview and both did very well. This is non competitive this season so there is a great opportunity for the managers to give everyone game time. Well done to all who took part. UNDER 13 KILMAC 1; PILTOWN 2. The boys will be disappointed they didn't get a draw out of this game. We just have to start believing in ourselves. Piltown took the lead after 20 minutes. They scored again putting us under pressure. A great run up the wing by Nathan who crossed the ball into Colyn who headed home our only goal. We got a free with 3 minutes to go but Colyn’s shot hit the

crossbar. The team in goal: Aaron defence Shane, Dan, Jeff, and Robin midfield; Scott Alan Darragh and Jake upfront. Colyn and Alex Micky, Tommy, Shane, Conor, Cian and Nathan all playing their part. Thanks to the great support that came to see the boys KILMAC 0; PARK RANGERS 2. A short summary of this game. 4 chances, 2 each, one team takes them the other doesn’t. In truth we were harshly judged on a penalty conceded on a dubious handball early on, and which I might add Philip saved only to be beaten by the rebound. That followed by a second goal scored soon after decided this game. We put together some neat passages of play only luck was not with us in front of goal hitting the bar on one

occasion and just inches wide on the other. We reorganised in the second half and tried hard but it wasn’t to be, but don’t despair the results will come; keep at it. DIV 2 A KILMAC 3; BALLINROAD 1. Kilmacthomas chalked up another three points tonight in Currabaha. The first goal came from a set piece that the lads had been working hard on. A perfect delivery from Coffey was met at the front post by Crocky who headed the ball home. An unfortunate Ballinroad own goal gave us a two goal lead before Coffey made it three. Ballinroad scored a consolation late on. A good performance from the lads and there is a real sense of togetherness throughout this squad.

Stradbally FC ACADEMY & LITTLE DRIBBLERS Academy & Little Dribblers will resume next Saturday, September 12th at 10.30 am for both groups. Little Dribblers is for 3 to 5 year olds and Academy is for 5 to 10 year old. Boys and girls are welcome. The sessions aim to provide soccer skills in a fun and friendly environment. Please spread the word. LOTTO There was no Jackpot winner in the Lotto Draw in The Cove Bar on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 11, 17, 19, 23. €25 to: Cha & Terry, Old Parish; Olive Leahy; Linda Phelan. Promoter’s prizewinner: Francis Sheehan. Next draw is in the Bally Inn on Sunday, September 20th, and the Jackpot prize on offer will be €3,300. Thanks to all

who continue to support our Lotto. ASTROTURF AstroTurf Pitch is available to hire. Contact Tadhg for time slot availability at 087 2306841. FAI NATIONAL DRAW Tickets for the Annual FAI National Draw are now on sale locally from club members, at €10 each. Wide range of valuable prizes, including cars, are on offer. Contact Gerry at 087 2245712 for more details. CLUB KITS There are some club kits for children still available. Ideal birthday presents. Contact Aine at 087 7618127. JUNIORS Stradbally kept their unbeaten run intact with a 22 draw away to Park Rangers on Saturday. Team: Christopher Casey, Damian Sheehan, T. J. Fitzgerald,

Alan D'Arcy, Philip Curran, Paddy Kiely, John O'Shea, Pa Queally, Adam Finn, Kevin Lawlor, Stephen Lawlor. Subs: Pat Weldon, James Organ, Diarmuid Crowley.

YOUTHS De La Salle; 5 Stradbally 1. SCHOOLBOYS The Under 12s started their season, in a higher division, with a trip to Bohemians. Trailing 2-0 at the break, things looked ominous. However, two quick goals from Rory Fennell levelled proceedings and then a Dara Quinn shot gave them the lead and set up a rip roaring finish. The hosts managed to grab an equaliser and a share of the spoils was probably a fair result. Team: Tommy Fennell, Will Comyn, Mikey O’Brien, Ultan McCusker, Conor Fennell, Oran Grant, Rory

Fennell, Daragh White, Dara Quinn, Rian O'Reilly, Jack Quinlan, The 13 side played a 4-4 draw with Kilmacow at home on Saturday. A strong lead was whittled away by the visitors, to see the spoils shared. Team: Tommy Fennell, Will Comyn, Mikey O’Brien, John McArthur, Stephen Kirwan, Rory Fennell, Dara McGrath, Conor Fennell, Mikey Mullaney, Daire Walsh, Dara Quinn, Ultan McCusker, Jack Quinlan, Darragh White, Jaime Quinn, Cormac McGrath.

FIXTURES Saturday, Sept. 12th Under 12 League: Stradbally v Carrick Utd., 10.30 am Sunday, 13th September Youths League: Stradbally v Ferrybank, 2 pm ADVANCE FIXTURE Munster Junior Cup: Saturday, September 19th, 2 pm Stradbally v Ferrybank.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

West Waterford Golf Club Open Week Scramble sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy. Seated from left Pat Murray, Sponsor, Conor Morrissey and Michael Lenihan, Winners and David Condon, Captain. Back Michael Flynn, Caolan Flynn, Percy Walsh and Denis Conway. [Sean Byrne]

Waterford Schoolboys’ Football League Results & Fixtures RESULTS U-12A Johnville 1; Villa A 6 U-12B Park Rangers A 0; Southend Utd B 0 U-12D Kilmacow 7; Villa C 2 U16A Carrick Utd A 7; Southend Utd 2 Piltown 1; Dungarvan Utd 7 U-16B Portlaw Utd 0; Ballinroad 1 St. Pauls 1; Bohemians A 2 U-16C Bohemians B 2; Villa C 2 Tramore B 1; De La Salle 1 U-12A Ballinroad 3; Bohemians A 0 Carrick Utd A 2; Ferrybank A 3 U-12B Kilmacthomas 4; Piltown A 4 Villa B 1; De La Salle A 4 U-12C Ballyduff 4; Seaview Celtic 3 Bohemians B 3; Stradbally 3 St. Pauls 3; Dungarvan Utd B 1 W. Crystal 1; Carrick Utd B 5 U-12D Railway Athletic 7; Dungarvan Utd C 2 U-13C Ferrybank 1; Kilmacow 5 U-12D Bohemians C 3; Piltown B 4 Carrick Utd C 7; Mooncoin Celtic B 2 Park Rangers B 0; De La Salle B 1 Tramore C 2; St. Saviours 2 U-13A Ferrybank A 1; Tramore A 4 U14A Bohemians A 3; Dungarvan Utd A 2 Ferrybank A 1; Southend Utd 1 Johnville 1; Piltown A 7 Villa A 3; Tramore A 1 U-14B Kilmacthomas 4; Railway Athletic 5 Park Rangers 1; St. Pauls 5 Tramore B 0; Ballinroad 2 U-14C Abbeyside 2; Villa B 2 Bohemians B 4; St. Saviours 3 Piltown B 1; Kilmacow 3 U-13A Johnville 0 Park Rangers A 4 Villa A 4; Ferrybank A 2 U-13B Carrick Utd B 2; De La Salle 2 Dungarvan Utd 7; Bohemians A1 Kilmacthomas 1; Piltown A 2 W. Crystal 2; Southend Utd B 5

U-13C Ballinroad B 3; Tramore B 0 Ferrybank B 3; Park Rangers B0 Railway Athletic 1; Villa B 3 U-15A Bohemians A 1; Dungarvan Utd 1 Ferrybank A 4; Southend Utd 1 Tramore A 1; Villa A 5 U-15B Carrick Utd B 2; Johnville 2 Kilmacthomas 0; Park Rangers 2 Piltown 0; Portlaw Utd 5 U-15C Tramore B 3; Villa B 3 FIXTURES Wednesday, September 9th (Kick off 6.45 p.m. unless otherwise stated) U-15A Bohemians A v Villa A (De La Salle) Ferrybank A v Carrick Utd A (Villa) Tramore A v St. Pauls (Southend) U-15B Johnville v Park Rangers (Bohemians) Piltown v Carrick Utd B (Mooncoin) U-15C Villa B v De La Salle (W. Crystal) Thursday, September 10th (Kick off 6.45 p.m. unless otherwise stated) U-13A Tramore A v Carrick Utd A (Southend) Saturday, September 12th (Kick off 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated) U-12A Ballinroad v Carrick Utd A (Kilmacthomas) Dungarvan Utd A v Southend Utd A (Ballinroad) Ferrybank A v Johnville (Villa) Tramore A v Villa A (Park Rangers) U-12B De La Salle A v Mooncoin Celtic A (Johnville) Kilmacthomas v Park Rangers A (Southend) Piltown A v Villa B (Carrick Utd) Portlaw Utd v Southend Utd B (Piltown) U-12C Bohemians B v Dungarvan Utd B (Tramore) Ferrybank B v Ballyduff (Kilmacow) 12.15 pm Stradbally v Carrick Utd B (Dungarvan) Tramore B v Seaview Celtic (Ferrybank) 12.15 pm

W. Crystal v St. Pauls (De La Salle) U-12D Carrick Utd C v De La Salle B (Portlaw) Dungarvan Utd C v Ferrybank C (Ballinroad) 12.15 pm Kilmacow v Mooncoin Celtic B (Bohemians) Park Rangers B v Piltown B (Mooncoin) Railway Athletic v St. Saviours (Stradbally) Tramore C v Villa C (Bohemians) 2.30 pm Saturday, September 12th (Kick off 12.15 p.m. unless otherwise stated) U14A Dungarvan Utd A v Ferrybank A (Kilmacthomas) Piltown A v Tramore A (Carrick Utd) Southend Utd v Bohemians A (Ballyduff) Villa A v Carrick Utd A (Tramore) U-14B Ballinroad v Portlaw Utd (Dungarvan) Carrick Utd B v Railway Athletic (Piltown) Kilmacthomas v St. Pauls (Portlaw) Park Rangers v Tramore B (Mooncoin) U-14C Abbeyside v Bohemians B (Railway Ath) Dungarvan Utd B v Ferrybank B (Abbeyside) 2.30 pm Piltown B v W. Crystal (De La Salle) 2.30 pm Villa B v St. Saviours (St. Pauls) Saturday September 12th (Kick off 2.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated) U-16A Tramore A v Carrick Utd A (Park Rangers) 4.15 pm Southend Utd v Piltown (Villa) Villa A v Dungarvan Utd (Seaview) U-16B Bohemians A v Ballinroad (Ferrybank) Kilmacow v Kilmacthomas (W. Crystal) St. Pauls v Ferrybank (Bolton) U-16C Bohemians B v Tramore B (St. Saviours) 4.30 pm Carrick Utd B v Villa C (Kilmacow) 3.00 pm Park Rangers v De La Salle (Southend).

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Park Hotel August Award Gary Hurley. Declan Moriarty, General Manager, Park Hotel presents the August Sportstar Award to Gary Hurley. Included are Michael Byrne and Justin Spratt, Junior Officers WWGC; Pat Murphy, GUI. Ger Lawton and Neil Gough, Adjudicators. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Hurley lands latest Park Hotel Award AGLISH golfer, Gary Hurley, has won the Park Hotel Sports Star of the Month Award for August. For the second year in a row, Gary Hurley, finished as the runner-up in the European Amateur Golf Championship in Slovakia after shooting a brilliant score of -18 over the four rounds.

August also saw the West Waterford GC member named as one of five Irish men selected on the Great Britain & Ireland team to take on the USA in the Walker Cup, at Royal Lytham & St. Annes this coming weekend. This is Gary Hurley's third monthly Park Hotel Award and continues the

great run of golfers in this awards scheme over recent years. At the Awards luncheon at the Park Hotel this week, Gary was joined by his parents, grandparents and a large gathering of fellow members from West Waterford GC, who are also travelling to support him this weekend at the Walker Cup in England.

Ballinroad FC BALLINROAD AFC PITCH DEVELOPMENT LOTTO DRAW RESULTS - 6th SEPTEMBER, 2015 Numbers drawn were: 1, 10, 15, 19. No winner. €20 winners: Peggy, c/o Shop; Statia Dennehy, Alison Kelly. New jackpot €10,000. Next draw on Sunday, 20th September, 2015 in Maguires Pub, Ballinroad. Thank you for your support.

Dungarvan Golf Club Ladies 18 Hole Stroke Competition kindly sponsored by Cliff House Hotel. LR: Ann Stack, 2nd; Maria Kiersey, 3rd; Frances Mellerick, 1st; Creina O’Sullivan, Lady Captain; Breda McCarthy, Gross. [Pat Crowley]

Waterford Sport Horse Breeders: Presentation of the Tommy Harty Perpetual Cup to the Tom Horgan, owner of Cavalier Hero, the winning colt and Overall Champion Foal at the Waterford Sport Horse Breeders Performance Show 2015 at the Ballyrafter Equestrian Centre. L-R: John Walsh, Chairman; Maria Hallahan, Diarmuid Horgan, Richie Harty, Lia Harty, Tom Horgan and Michael Horgan.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

DEISE KICKBOXING CLUB

Walker Cup Fever Grips Dungarvan

European Title Fight Gloves and Glory 3 DEISE Kickboxing Dungarvan brings big time kickboxing to Dungarvan with the third instalment of its Gloves And Glory fight series. On September 12th Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, will be the venue for Gloves And Glory 3. On the bill are 15 top fights with 3 IKF Irish Titles and an IKF European Title. 12 fighters from Dungarvan will compete on the bill as well as fighters from Limerick, Tipperary, Wicklow, Waterford, Galway, Meath, Athlone and France. The 3 Irish Titles include Dungarvan’s Jack Power fighting Galway’s James Kelly in an eagerly awaited rematch. Dungarvan’s John Cawley will challenge Galways Adam Keane for the Irish Super Welterweight Title. Tipperary fighter Chloe Quinn will step in hoping to pick up a title belt of her own against Amy Wall from Wicklow. The main event of the evening will see Dungarvan’s 4 time Irish champion and 2014 unified world championships gold medallist Brett Egan takes on teak tough opponent Loic Grondin from France for the IKF European Light Cruiserweight Title. The action kicks-off at 7 pm with doors open at 6.30 pm. With full bar, DJ, MC, ring girls and the usual full house of vocal fight fans this promises to be a great nights action. Anyone looking for more info or tickets which are selling fast can contact Vinny on 0834218676 or mail deisekickboxing@gmail.com

AS members gathered on the 19th at West Waterford Golf Club for the customary pint on Sunday morning last there was only one topic of conversation, Gary Hurley’s participation in next weekend’s Walker Cup match at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Liverpool. With the excitement reaching fever pitch as the travelling supporters deck themselves in club shirt and hat one can only dream of the excitement as the big weekend approaches. Back in 1924 CO Hezlet became the first Irishman to play in the iconic competition, and since then 38 others including Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have represented Ireland on the team. On Saturday 12th September

history will be made when the famous five add their names to the roll of honour. Paul Dunne, Cormac Sharvin, Gavin Moynihan, Jack Hume along with West Waterford’s Gary Hurley will join forces with their GB & I team mates as they take on the U.S team in their quest to reclaim the Walker Cup. Aglish is a small village close to the town of Dungarvan and is the birthplace of Gary Hurley. A good tee shot hit from outside Gary’s door would end up very close to Villierstown, home of the great John Treacy. A few more shots would land you in Touraneena, birthplace of Seamus Power now playing as a professional on the Web.com tour in the U.S.

We are honoured to have three members who have blazed a trail in the highest levels of international competition. Waterford has a great sporting tradition which transgresses all codes and our supporters are always on hand to cheer any individual or team representing the Decies. Over the past week West waterford GC has been inundated with messages of congratulations and good luck for Gary. We are most appreciative of each and every one of those messages. The Gary gang will be out in force at Royal Lytham this weekend to cheer on their hero and their team in what promises to be an historic sporting occasion.

West Waterford Golf Club Prizewinners in the Bernie Twomey Memorial beginners section. Seated from left: Una Mulligan, Derry Twomey, Sponsor; Julie Harty and Mary Barron, Lady Captain. Standing from left: Kitty Dunphy, Joan Sheehan, Beginners Organiser; Aine Ahearn and Jean Conway, Lady Vice-Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Brett Egan

Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club CUNNIGAR PITCH AND PUTT CLUB'S 25th ANNIVERSARY This year is our club's 25th Anniversary and we will be holding an open day on Bank holiday Monday, 26th October. We are inviting all members, past members, sponsors, intending members, anyone who has helped us over the past 25 years and all of the general public to come and take a look and also play a game of pitch and putt. Tee off times are between 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon with refreshments afterwards. During our 25 years in existence we have gone from strength to strength and we are now rated as one of the top courses in Ireland. We have held Munster and National Competitions including Adult, Juvenile and Inter County Competitions. This year we held the pinnacle of them all 'The Gents National Strokeplay Championships', where we received rave reviews for the running of this Championship Competition and of our excellent course and clubhouse from all the visitors to our club on this day and all throughout the year. Our club has received National and International awards from the P.P.U.I., Waterford City & County Community & Voluntary Awards and the international F.I.P.P.A. over the years. We are very proud of the progress that our club has made over the last quarter of a century. So anyone who has or has not seen our pic-

turesque course and club please come along on October 26th, you will not be disappointed. MAJOR FIXTURES FOR THE COMING YEAR Chairperson Day (Corinne McGee) October 11th. Open Day October 26th. President’s Day (Patsy Hackett) November 8th. MONDAY EVENING SCRAMBLES ARE NOW UNDERWAY Names in by 6.00 p.m. Tee off 6.30 p.m. Nett: Breda Foley, Liam Simms. Gross: Corinne McGee, Phylis McCabe, Paddy Noonan. WEDNESDAY TOURNAMENTS Names to be in for 10.00 a.m. Tee off 10.30 a.m. Nett: Bridget Walsh, Mary O'Neill. Gross: Jacinta O'Mahoney, Lorraine Troy. THURSDAY TOURNAMENT Names to be in by 6.00 p.m. Tee off 6.30 p.m. Nett: Mary Walsh, Marie Forde,

Patsy Hackett. Gross: Mary Daly, Aiden Murray. Saturday Tournaments will be starting shortly. From now on with all games please note: The inexperienced player on each team will now mark the card (this is to get used to marking cards). JUVENILE COMPETITIONS The next Juvenile competition will be on Sunday, 13th September, at 1.00 p.m. COMMITTEE MEETING Our next committee meeting will be on 1st October 7.30 p.m. HOLE IN ONE Last year we held a Hole in one competition. So we will continue with a prize for the most hole in ones during the club competition season this year as it proved very popular. There's fierce competition already with everyone trying to get the ultimate hole in one. To date Paddy Noonan (5), Liam Simms (4), Patsy

Hackett (4), Michael Ahearne, Declan Byrne, Paddy Lawlor, Eddie Lenihan, Aiden Murray each have one each. Breda O'Donnell (3) and Jacinta O'Mahoney (3), Bridget Walsh (2), Lorraine Troy (2), Cait Mulcahy, Mary O'Neill, Corinne McGee, Mary Walsh and Eilish Sullivan now has a hole in one for the women's section. BONUS NUMBER This week’s winner of the bonus number is Lorraine Troy, number 40. PITCH MARKS Leaving Pitch Marks when playing destroys the greens, it takes a lot of care and attention to keep them in pristine condition. So all members and green fees are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so. Do not use club heads to repair a pitch mark as this damages the green. Always use a pitch repairer. Also do not use the club head to take balls out of holes on greens as this damages the hole. If anyone has an hour or two Mondays to Fridays to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome. DID YOU KNOW? It is wrong to fix ball marks with a club head, a repairer was invented to fix ball marks on greens properly. So please no more club marks on the greens. MEMBERSHIP FEES Adults €80; Family €150; Over 60s €50; Juveniles €45; Life Members €30. T-shirts, caps and gloves for sale in clubhouse.


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Gold Coast Golf Club Lady President’s Prize 2015. Joan O'Dea presents her President's Prize Gold Coast Golf Club President’s Prize 2015. Tony Sheehan presents his President's Prize to to the winner, Mary Clancy. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] the winner, John Kiely.

Dungarvan Rugby Club

Rugby season kicks off DUNGARVAN Rugby's season is back in full swing. The Mini Rugby returned last Saturday, the 14's, 16's and 18's are back in training and have played pre season games. The 1st XV are also back in action and preparing for life in Division 2 following promotion last season. It won't be easy in the higher Division but with the right commitment and effort, it's quiet possible to retain Division 2 status. Over the past few weeks, a number of players who started out with the club, are playing for both Munster and Connaught. Niamh Briggs led Munster to victory over Leinster and retained the Inter pro title. Steve McMahon made his debut with the Munster 1st XV and played in the World 7's. His younger brother Alan, who played on the promotion winning team last season, lined out with Connaught. Well done to all three and continued success. MINI RUGBY Dungarvan Rugby Junior Section, the Mini Rugby is back! The squads for the Under 12's, 10's, 9's & 8's are back at Dungarvan Rugby Club for the new season. It has been a busy summer with coaches and players continually involved with the very popular Munster Rugby Camp, Tag Rugby, the Players Beach Fun Day held with nearby Youghal Rugby Club, the Fun Day Out & BBQ at Sallyfort Farm and the completion of the fantastic new Changing Rooms at the Club. We had the visit of former Ireland players Donnacha O’Callaghan and Tomas O'Leary, both members of the Irish team which won the Grand Slam in Cardiff. All children and new members who want to learn the disciplines of rugby, keep fit and have fun, are more than welcome on Saturday mornings with registration and training starting at 10.30 am. UNDER 16'S Last Saturday saw the first outing for this season’s under 16s team. They travelled to Clonmel to take part in what has now become a well-supported annual event. With 12 teams entering the competition, it was going to be a tough pre season warm

up, but a great way to get back into the swing of things for the upcoming Pan Munster matches. In our initial qualifying group, we met Clonmel A team and Waterpark B Team. First up Clonmel and the game started well with one or two good attacks, but as is the very nature of the game a fine breakaway saw us go one score down. We rallied well and soon equalised via Shane Kiely. It was a tough game with some great last ditch tackling, but we created some really good chances that we didn’t take. Lo and behold, with the final play of the match Clonmel snatched victory. So all in all a good starter but we should have won. Next up Waterpark, a tough follow up match after only 5 minutes rest. Waterpark scored first after a lovely silky run from one of their players. Dungarvan were soon on the score sheet with a well-worked try, culminating with Oisin flying down the wing to score. Two more scores took us into a 3-1 lead. Then with the last play, we scored again taking a good 41 victory. With our superior try count we qualified to play in the top group of 4 with sudden death matches. We pulled Waterpark A out of the hat and had a tough game but lost to them. They went on to be the eventual competition winners. It was a great day out and well hosted by Clonmel as always, thanks to all the lads for travelling and putting up such a good performance. Training as usual on Wednesday at 7.30 pm, all are welcome before our match against Clonmel next weekend. UNDER 18'S Our Under 18's opened their season with a friendly match at home against Thurles. The final score was 24-22 to the visitors. Dungarvan opened the scoring when Cathal Dee crashed over for a try, following some good approach work done by Brendan Cullinan on wing. They added a second try, as forwards and backs combined well to put Jordan Corby over in the corner.

Dungarvan increased their lead with a 3rd try. A great long range solo effort by Maurice Daly to score under post. This was converted by Fionn Gibson-Kiely. Thurles hit back with an unconverted try to reduce the home lead. Dungarvan added a 4th try from Paul Lannon, when he won a race out of defence, kicked ahead collected and scored. Thurles came back into the game and were rewarded with a converted try, leaving the score at the break reading, Dungarvan 22; Thurles 12. Thurles got firmly on top in the second half and dominated the loose exchanges. Two tries (one converted) led to a deserved 24-22 victory. Dungarvan defended manfully and kept Thurles at bay, even though we were defending on our own line for large parts of the half. Ben Hitchman (Prop) led from the front as captain, Dan O’Keeffe in the loose, our new Under 18s in the pack, Conor Scanlon, Eoin Ryan, Ted Kelly, Doug Petit, Charlie Murphy and Larry Brazel coped well with a heavier visitors pack. With injuries to Ben and Dan we really struggled with Thurles in the second half. Stand-in scrum half Paul Lannon and Pat Connors at centre also showed well Squad: Ben Hitchman, Doug Petit, Conor Scanlon, Eoin Ryan, Cathal Dee, Ted Kelly, Dan O’Keeffe, Larry Brazel, Charlie Murphy, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Lannon, Fionn Gibson-Kiely, Maurice Daly, Pat Connors, Gary Hynds, Jordan Corby, Dylan McCarthy and Brendan Cullinan. NEXT FIXTURE: 11-s-side Blitz in Thurles on Sunday, Sept 13th. All squad players are required to train Wednesday (7.30 pm) and Saturday (10.30 am). First Pan Munster qualifiers match on weekend September 26th away to Youghal. Based on our struggles in the rucks and loose vs Thurles, we have much to practice. However, we have a strong squad with plenty of talent so we can look forward to the campaign with confidence.

Gold Coast Golf Club President’s Prize 2015 kindly presented by Tony Sheehan. Pictured are the various prizewinners with seated from left: Micheal White (2nd Gross); Dermot Ahearn (4th); Colin McArthur (3rd); Johnny Burns (2nd); John Kiely, winner; Tony Sheehan, President; David O'Connor (Best Gross) and Tom White, Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Gold Coast Golf Club Lady President’s Prize 2015 kindly presented by Joan O'Dea. Seated from left: Cerina Roche (3rd); Karen Darcy (2nd); Mary Clancy, winner; Joan O'Dea, Lady President; Ruth Hannigan (4th) and Gillian Cashman, Lady Captain (Catg. 2). Standing from left: Teresa Queally (Past Preesident); Elaine Goss (Front 9); Helen Foley (Catg. 3;) Ila and Fidelma Horsom (Guest Prize). [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Dungarvan Golf Club Presedent’s Prize 2015 kindly presented by Liam Carroll. Front Row L-R: Eugene Slater, Chairman; Margaret Harty, 4th; Mary Power, 2nd; Liam Carroll, President; Teresa Hayes, 1st; Kate McNamara, 3rd; Creina O’Sullivan, Lady Captain. Back Row L-R: David Raher, Captain; Bridget Aherne, Vice Lady Captain; Angela Murphy, Christine O’Keeffe, 5th; Cathy O’Mahony, Best Nett 18 2nd Day; Mai O’Brien, Cat A; Ann Stack, Cat C; Marian Walsh. [Pat Crowley]


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TALKING HORSES

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 11 September, 2015

Talking Horses Upcoming Fixtures Galway – Wednesday, September 9th (First Race 4.30) Laytown – Thursday, September 10th (First Race 4.10) Down Royal – Friday, September 11th (First Race 4.00) Leopardstown – Saturday, September 12th (First Race 3.30) - Longines Irish Champions Weekend Curragh – Sunday, September 13th (First Race 2.05) Longines Irish Champions Weekend Listowel – Sunday, September 13th (First Race 2.20)

First for Rachael Blackmore at Clonmel RACHAEL Blackmore rode her first winner as a professional when partnering Most Honourable to success for Bagenalstown trainer Shark Hanlon in the 2m handicap hurdle at Clonmel on Thursday. The same horse gave Andrew McNamara his final winner at Tramore last month and he won by a short-head at odds of 11/2. Frank Hayes rode his first winner in Ireland when taking the opportunity maiden hurdle on High In The Clouds who is trained in Doneraile by John Joe Walsh. Niall Kelly was on the mark for Willie Mullins when enjoying a cosy success on Listen Dear in the 2m maiden hurdle while another winning favourite came in the shape of Perfect Woman who took the mares’ maiden hurdle for Michael Winters and Mikey Butler. County Kilkenny’s Kieran Purcell and Paddy Mangan were celebrating after the success of You Can’t Catch Me in the 2m4f handicap hurdle and there was another success for the county when Goresbridge-based Mags Mullins sent out Bowenscourt to win the bumper under Finny Maguire. Dungarvan’s John Kiely and Ger Fox combined to take the 3m opportunity handicap hurdle with Master Appeal.

Long trip North pays off for Wexford trainers TWO County Wexford-based trainers were among the winners at Downpatrick on Monday. The lengthy journey north was certainly worthwhile for Gorey’s Colm Murphy who was on hand as Killiney Court sauntered to success in the opening maiden hurdle under Mikey Fogarty. Enniscorthy-based Colin Bowe saddled Don Vincenzo to win the 2m5f handicap hurdle under Sean Flanagan and the winner is to go chasing. Aidan O'Brien and Barry Geraghty combined to win the 2m7f maiden hurdle with Kilclispeen while Templemore, County Tipperary trainer John Ryan was on the mark with the Andrew Lynch-ridden Cnoc Na Sioga in the 2m5f handicap chase. Mr Mulliner completed a hat-trick of wins for Coolaney, County Sligo trainer Mark McNiff when landing the 2m7f handicap hurdle under Derek Fox. Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power continued their good run when Phantom Prince made a winning debut over fences in the 2m2f beginners’ chase and another winning favourite was Boris De Blae who won the bumper for the Curragh’s Alan Fleming and Katie Walsh.

Registration required for Longines Irish Champions weekend student offer LEOPARDSTOWN and the Curragh have announced an exciting new partnership with Godolphin which will see students given free entry to both racecourses on Longines Irish Champions Weekend. To avail of this offer, students must register online at www.irishchampionsweekend.ie before Tuesday 8th September. In addition to receiving complimentary admission to the weekend’s racing, Godolphin will invite 100 students to participate in exclusive tours on Saturday and Sunday morning before racing. The visits will consist of a private tour of Kildangan Stud, including yearling and stallion parades followed by a talk from Kildangan Stud Kodiac's Back and Connor King winning from Pretty Famous (Fran Berry) to win "The Race Returns September 25, Handicap" at Managing Director and Dundalk. Godolphin representative in Ireland, Joe Osborne. On each raceday the 50 participants will also receive hosHAVING lost his claim at Gowran Park on Wednesday, Connor Joseph took the 7f maiden with the easy-to-back 11/4 shot pitality at the racecourses. King wasted little time in riding his first winner as a fully-fledged General Macarthur. professional when guiding the David Marnane-trained Kodiac’s Ken Condon and Billy Lee won the 7f rated race with Strait Back to a narrow success in the opening division of the 1m Of Zanzibar while Athlone-based Adrian Joyce and Fran Berry handicap at Dundalk on Sunday. To the delight of punters, he took the second division of the 1m handicap with Coach got the well supported 9/4f home by a head and the winner is Bombay. likely to be a frequent visitor to the track over the winter months. Keith Moriarty bagged his second winner when taking the Declan McDonogh teamed up with County Tipperary-trainer 1m apprentice maiden on the John Murphy-trained 50/1 shot Eamonn O’Connell to win the 5f handicap with Sassaway and Cape Discovery while the final race of the afternoon went to over the same distance Togoville won for County Armagh’s the Johnny Murtagh-trained Eye Of The Tiger who took the 2m Georgios Pakidis and Sean Corby. Aidan O'Brien and his son handicap in the hands of Ross Coakley.

Kodiac’s Back rounds off big week for King

Weld and Mark Walsh land Roscommon hurdle with Waaheb

McCreery and Downey the big winners at Navan WILLIE McCreery and Robbie Downey landed the biggest prize of the day when winning the premier nursery handicap with Shrill at Navan on Saturday. The 4/1 shot proved too strong for race favourite Blood Moon and it would come as no surprise to see her step up in class now. Jamesie was back to winning ways when running out a good winner of the

5f 182 yards conditions race for David Marnane and Colm O’Donoghue. Over the same distance, Three Bells came good again when taking the handicap under Gary Carroll and Moral High Ground took the two-year-old maiden for the Curragh’s Michael O’Callaghan and Emmet McNamara. The Michael Halford-trained Venezia

came from well off the pace to win the 1m5f handicap under Shane Foley as did Snap Click who landed the 1m2f handicap for Jim Gorman and Pat Smullen. The concluding 1m maiden when to newcomer Red Napoleon who led well inside the final furlong under Fran Berry to win for trainer Jim Ryan.

End of an era as Hurricane Fly Ben Dalton double as Kilbeggan wrap up for 2015 is retired BEN Dalton rode two winners on the final card of the season hurdle went to Denis Hogan’s gambled-on favourite Boherna THE remarkable Hurricane Fly, twice a winner of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been retired from racing. In a glorious career spanning all of ten seasons, Hurricane Fly won 24 of his 32 starts over hurdles and in doing so, notched up a world-record breaking 22 victories at Grade 1 level. Willie Mullins took the decision together with the horse's owners George Creighton and Rose Boyd, bringing to an end an incredible hurdling career that saw the 11-year-old son of Montjeu becoming a true legend of the turf. In his final season, Hurricane Fly landed three Grade 1 wins, including a record fifth-straight BHP Irish Champion Hurdle at his beloved Leopardstown which was to be his final success. For seven straight seasons and 30 races, he competed exclusively in Grade 1 company, his brilliance and durability enabling him to set that world record of 22 Grade 1 career wins. Ten of those were in Grade 1s at Leopardstown, a venue at which he was never beaten. He was also a standing dish at Punchestown where he was a nine-time winner. He won the last three renewals of the Morgiana Hurdle at the County Kildare venue and was also a four-time winner of the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at festival.

at Kilbeggan on Friday evening. His first success came on 33/1 outsider Star Power who won the opportunity handicap hurdle for trainer Des McDonogh. Dalton was certainly a friend of the bookmakers as he followed up on 66/1 shot By The Banks in the beginners’ chase for Naas trainer Denis Cullen. Philip Rothwell and Andrew Ring took the opening 2m handicap hurdle with Eric The Third while the 2m6f handicap

Lady who was a first career winner for 23-year-old Dubliner Kevin Darcy. Thomas Doran rode his second winner when partnering the James Nash-trained Comehere Hi to success in the opportunity maiden hurdle. Paul Nolan’s Illtakeitfromhere was brought from last to first under a fine effort form jockey Donagh Meyler to win the 3m1f handicap chase while County Wexford trainer Richie Rath saddled Moylisha Tim to win the bumper under J.J. Slevin.

Connor King rides out claim at Gowran Park FORMER champion apprentice Connor King lost his right to claim when riding the 95th winner of his career at Gowran Park on Wednesday. The former champion apprentice, who turned 19 last month, was successful on the Rodger Sweeney-trained Daliyan in the 9f handicap. Jack Kennedy has his claim reduced to 5lbs when riding his 20th career winner on the Ken Budds-trained Here For The Craic in the 1m6f maiden. On a night dominated by the youngsters, Gary Halpin took the fillies’ maiden on the John Feane’s

Granny May while Conor McGovern and Ross Coakley won divisions of the apprentice handicap. McGovern won on Tom Mullins’ Double Fast while Coakley was victorious on the Ado McGuinness-trained Rigid Rock. Vitalized was the facile winner of the claiming race for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning while Michael Halford and Shane Foley took the median auction maiden with Reddot Roman. Tony Mullins sent out Lass Vega to win the nursery handicap with Ronan Whelan in the saddle.

THE Dermot Weld-trained Waaheb landed his eighth success and his first since January of last year when winning the 3m conditions’ hurdle at Roscommon on Monday. It was a first win for the eight-year-old at a distance of over two miles and he came home a convincing winner under Mark Walsh. Mountrath, County Laois trainer Liam Cusack was on the mark with the David Mullins-ridden Chief Of Panama who had little difficulty in winning the 2m4f handicap hurdle. There was a popular winner of the 2m4f maiden hurdle as the Pauline Gavintrained Ceol Agus Ol scored under Brian Hayes, who was riding out his 3lbs claim. The winner is owned by the Craughwell-based trainer’s daughter Sarah who is Irish Thoroughbred Marketing’s marketing manager. Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning teamed up to land the 7f maiden with Special Focus while Kevin Prendergast was on the mark with Zakhrafa who won the 7f handicap under Chris Hayes. Wayne Lordan landed the fillies’ handicap on the Willie McCreerytrained Fact Or Folklore while Johnny Murtagh’s Sense Of Victory and Colin Keane took the 12f maiden


Dungarvan observer 11 9 2015 edition