Issuu on Google+

DUNGARVAN

OBSERVER Vol. 102

Le a g u e f i n a l d e fe a t fo r Wa te r fo rd l a d i es

Friday, 16th May, 2014

SOUTH-EAST CAR & VAN HIRE DUNGARVAN NISSAN Call us first for Van and Car Hire

Prices from as little as €24.99 per day 058 44888 info@southeastcarhire.com www.southeastcarhire.com

Call to Elizabeth for her consistent customer care and advice

€2.00

Man arrested following aggravated burglary GARDAÍ have arrested a 20-year-old man following an aggravated burglary at a house in the Abbeyside area of Dungarvan, in the early hours of last Tuesday morning, 13th May. Gardaí responding to a call about suspicious activity were patrolling the Abbeyside area in the early hours of last Tuesday morning. While they were in the area a call was received

about a burglary in progress. Gardaí then spotted a man armed with a hatchet. They disarmed and arrested the man and he was taken to Dungarvan Garda station where he is detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The Garda Press Office said that detectives are investigating reports that a man armed with a hatchet threatened the occupants of a house in the area and stole cash and mobile phones. Fr. John Harris blessing the boats at the official opening of the Dungarvan Habour Sailing Club’s new Pontoon.

Kilrossanty native wins prestigious construction industry accolade

Dungarvan Darkness into Light page 4

‘Devour’ a good book at Abbeyside NS

KILROSSANTY native, Elaine Brazil, pictured with her Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award at the National Association of Women in Construction Awards for Excellence, held recently in Perth, Western Australia.  See page 2

See page 27

[Pat Crowley]

115 years of tradition ends Tributes paid at final meeting of Waterford County Council ONE hundred and fifteen years of tradition came to an end last Monday, 12th May, when Waterford County Council held its final monthly meeting, writes Paul Mooney. While it was a poignant and sad occasion for the Councillors, they were also mindful that they were making history, as it was the last meeting of the authority before the

elections on 23rd May next. After that, the entity will no longer exist and the new merged authority of Waterford County Council and Waterford City Council will take over. The occasion was marked with a presentation of a scroll and a crystal penholder to each Councillor as a memento to show they served on Waterford County Council on its very

last day. The meeting was also an historic one due to the fact that County Mayor, Damien Geoghegan (FG) will be the last County Mayor of Waterford. It is understood that the new merged authority will elect a Mayor who will operate from Waterford City.  Continued on page 7

page 11

Early Childhood Ireland Award for Little Scribblers page 47 19

Free glasses with contact lenses

Dungarvan 46 Mary Street. Tel 058 43513 specsavers.ie Free glasses for easycare direct debit customers. Glasses from €59 range free. Alternatively, designer glasses for €70 – usual price €149. Cannot be used with other offers or exchanged in part or whole for cash. Other lenses and Extra Options available at additional charge. Initial 3-month payment required from new direct debit customers. Customers are entitled to one pair of free or discounted glasses every two years per customer’s prescription only. Sight test may be required. easycare benefits are redeemable only by named scheme member. ©2014 Specsavers. All rights reserved.


2

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Yo u r Observer S O Inside this week … N DUNGARVA

BSERVER Friday, 16th May,

Vol. 102

SOUTH-E AST CAR & VAN HIRE

DUNGARVAN NISSAN for Van Call us first and Car Hire

as Prices from as little €24.99 per day

Man arrested ated following aggrav burglary

058 44888 ire.com info@southeastcarh hire.com www.southeastcar

Call to Elizabeth for her consistent customer care and advice

l Le a g u e f i n a d e fe a t fo r Wa te r fo rd l a d i es

Vol. 102

Friday, 16th May,

€2.00

2014

PORT sport@dungarvano bserver.ie

2014

in

a burglary arrested about progress. GARDAÍ have spotted a man folGardaí then a 20-year-old a hatchet. man armed with lowing an aggravated house in They disarmed and arrested taken burglary at a area of the man and he was station the Abbeyside Garda the early to Dungarvan Dungarvan, in detained under Tuesday where he is the Criminal hours of last Section 4 of May. 1984. morning, 13th to a Justice Act

Office Gardaí responding The Garda Press activity detectives are call about suspicious the said that patrolling reports that a were in the early investigating with a hatchet Abbeyside area morn- man armedthe occupants of hours of last Tuesday threatened stole in the area and ing. in the a house mobile phones. and While they were received cash area a call was

Dungarvan Darkness into Light

Kilrossanty native wins prestigious construction industry accolade

page 4

‘Devour’ a good book at Abbeyside NS

KILROSSANTY native, Elaine Brazil, pictured with her Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award at the National Association of Women in Construction Awards for Excellence, held recently in Perth, Western Australia.  See page 2

Fr. John Harris blessing

the boats at the

official opening

of the Dungarvan

Habour Sailing Club’s

new Pontoon.

defeat for Waterford Ladies

and will one After that, authority of ONE hundred Geoghegan (FG) of to an end last Monday, exist and the new merged Mayor and Mayor, Damien tradition came Waterford County Waterford County Council over. be the last County the take 12th May, when understood that a its final monthly Waterford City Council will with a Waterford. It is will elect Council held was marked merged authority Paul Mooney. from The occasion a crystal new sad meeting, writes will operate of a scroll and a poignant and Mayor who While it was they presentationto each Councillor as a City. the Councillors, penholder served on Waterford page 7 occasion for that they were to show they Continued on on its very  were also mindful it was the last memento County Council as the Waterford making history, authority before meeting of the

Free glasses with contact lenses

page 47

[Pat Crowley]

Council of WaterfordlastCounty day. at final meeting also an historic May next. The meeting was Tributes paid elections on 23rd that County no longer fifteen years of due to the fact the entity will

Shauna Dunphy, Waterford, in action against Sharon Reel, Armagh, in TESCO Ladies the National Football League Division 3 Parnell Park, Dublin.Final played at [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE]

See Page 5

page 11

Early Childhood Ireland Award for Little Scribblers

See page 27

115 years of League final tradition ends

Dungarvan Tel 058 43513 46 Mary Street. specsavers.ie

KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND GAME LAUNCHED

designer Alternatively, for €59 range free. part or whole Glasses from exchanged in required other offers or direct debit customers. 3-month payment glasses for easycare be used with charge. Initial Free glasses €149. Cannot discounted – usual price are available at additional to one pair of free or glasses for €70 easycare benefits and Extra Options are entitled may be required. cash. Other lensesdebit customers. Customers only. Sight test Page 2 reserved. All rights from new direct per customer’s prescription ©2014 Specsavers. every two years by named scheme member. redeemable only

PRIDE RESTOR ED IN COUNTY UNDERAGE FOOTBALL JERSEY Page 3

19

LOCAL WIN FOR ABBEYSIDE OWNERS Page 23

SECTIONS .........................……………………………. PAGES  News .............................…………..…………………….. 1–28  Classifieds ..........................…..…………………….. 29–31  Cycle Against Suicide 2014 ........................... 32-33  County News ...........………….…………………….. 34–46  Schools .............……….............…………………..... 47–53  Obituary ...............…..……………………............... 54-55  Farming .....................………….…………………….. 56–59  Entertainment ........………….…………………….. 60–63  Includes your 24-page Sports pull-out

News on the move: Web: www.dungarvanobserver.ie Find us on Twitter: @DungarvanObserv

Recently Pat and Patricia Langan with family and friends celebrated Pat’s 70th birthday and to mark the occasion very generously organised contributions in aid of West Waterford Branch of Alzheimers Society resulting in the presentation of a cheque for €745.51 to the Society. At the presentation of the cheque were from left Bunny Garcia, Sr. Mairead Foley and Tess Shine, West Waterford's Alzheimers Society; Pat and Patricia Langan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Kilrossanty native wins prestigious construction industry accolade By Paul Mooney

WEATHER OUTLOOK IT will be mostly cloudy on Wednesday morning with patchy light rain and drizzle in northern and western parts. It will be largely dry elsewhere.The rain will die out during the early afternoon and some bright or sunny spells will develop. Milder than today with highs of 14 to 18 Celsius in a light to moderate west to southwest breezes. Headline: Settled and mild weather for most of the week. Wednesday night will be mostly dry with some clear spells developing. Southwesterly winds will be light and lowest temperatures will be 6 to 9 degrees with mist or fog patches. Thursday will be mainly dry with some sunny spells but staying cloudier in the north and northwest. It will be mild with temperatures reaching 15 to 18 degrees in a light southwesterly breeze. Friday will continue mild and mainly dry but with occasional rain or drizzle in the northwest.Top temperatures 15 to 19, possibly 20 degrees in light westerly winds. Saturday will probably still be mainly dry but rain or drizzle is likely to affect the northern half of the country for a time. Temperatures still in the mid to high teens in light southwesterly winds. The settled weather will then gradually turn unsettled again and not as mild.

A KILROSSANTY native working in Australia has been awarded a prestigious accolade which recognises women’s contribution to construction. Elaine Brazil (27) from Mahonbridge, Kilrossanty, daughter of Liam (Waterford County Councillor) and Marie Brazil, is a past-pupil of St. Declan’s Community College, Kilmacthomas. Elaine was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award at the recent National Association of Women in Construction Awards for Excellence, for her role as the State’s Time Planner on the coun-

try’s flagship health facility ‘Fiona Stanley Hospital Project’, which cost AUST $2bn (approximately €1.36bn). The Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award was sponsored by Doric, a hardware manufacturer supplier. She graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a first class honours degree in BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Engineering in 2009. Elaine has been living in Perth, Western Australia, with her partner, Mark Hennessy, for the past three years, where she has been working as a Senior Consultant Planner / Scheduler with Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond Group (TBH Group). The awards for excellence

recognise some of Western Australia’s most inspiring women working in the construction industry. Elaine, who beat off stiff competition from 30 other nominations to scoop the award on the night, worked on the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project for two years, which was delivered two weeks ahead of schedule and within budget. The tertiary hospital, which provides 783 beds, with a comprehensive cancer centre, radiotherapy treatment facilities, medical oncology and haematology, and many more medical and surgical services, is the largest building works project to be undertaken by the Western Australia State Government. The Hospital is built on a 31ha

site and the workforce peaked at 1,800 workers in mid-2012. As Time Planner for the State, Elaine was instrumental in the success of the project by monitoring and reporting on progress against the contract programme. Speaking after receiving the prestigious accolade, Elaine said she was honoured to be recognised for her work. “I was delighted to win the award,” said Elaine. “I am very thankful for the support of the project team at Fiona Stanley Hospital, my colleagues at Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond, and my family and friends back home in Ireland.” Elaine was presented with a trophy, along with AUST $1,000 (approximately €700).

Phil

Prendergast

WED 18º

THU 18º

FRI 20º

SAT 19º

SUN 17º

MAKE SURE THE SOUTH-EAST ISN’T FORGOTTEN IN EUROPE


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

3 Local Elections Comeragh Area

VOTE INDEPENDENT VOTE

DERMOT KIRWAN No.1 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

(Est. 1989)

g

Y-zin A M offers a

First to alert the Observer to the pylon threat last September and now it’s a national issue From Mahon Bridge, the centre of the Comeragh Electoral Area, equal distance between Modeligo and Kilmeaden, Stradbally and Rathgormack From a farming and business background

1 3⁄

Former BBC Deflector Candidate in the 1997 General Election

off

all wa

g n i x

WANT TO HELP IN THE CAMPAIGN … Contact Dermot on 086-2605185 dermotwilliamkirwan@gmail.com Vote for Midi Walsh in the Dungarvan Area

Offer ends Saturday, 31st May

Appointments

058 43504 087 2364856 Caroline Mansfield, daughter of Moira and the late Tony Mansfield, Abbeyside, and Gerry Casey, Faha Hill, Kilmacthomas, pictured on their wedding day at Richmond House, Cappoquin.

2 Mitchell Street, Dungarvan

David Clynch Photography]

Have Lunch with Economist Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev Friday, 30th May, 2014 12.30 p.m. sharp – 2.30 p.m. Clonea Strand Hotel, Dungarvan €35 per person (lunch included) Book with Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber (Tel. 058-45054) email info@dungarvanchamber.ie Gurdgiev is an adjunct lecturer in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin. He is a former Editor of Business & Finance Magazine and a regular panelist on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3 (21-5)

Family picnic at the Vee, Knockmealdown Mountains A FAMILY picnic is being held by Déise Against Pylons in the Knockmealdown Mountains this coming Sunday afternoon. The Family Picnic Day Out will be held at The Vee, Clogheen, in the Knockmealdown Mountains on Sunday, 18th May, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Families should bring their own picnic as there is

only a limited amount of refreshments available on sale on the day. Organisers are advising people to wear comfy clothing and their county colours, as well as a few flags. Musical instruments are also welcome. Dogs must be kept on a leash, as young children will be running around. Your consideration in this matter will be greatly appreciated. All are very welcome.

Seven villages scheme due for approval LABOUR Councillors Ger Barron and John Pratt say that the Seven Villages Sewerage Scheme will be approved in a matter of weeks, as Irish Water releases its list of Capital Developments for the next few years. “A decision on the Seven Village scheme is due to issue on 27th May, and from what I hear, it’s all looking goodit’s just a matter of rubber stamping it at this stage” said Cllr Ger Barron, who is running for re-election in the Comeragh Area. “The groundwork has been done, and Waterford County Council has awarded the contracts for Treatment Plants. Now it’s just a matter of the Water Investment Approval Committee getting the official ‘thumbs up’ from the Board of Irish Water. Councillor John Pratt says the approval will be very much welcomed by people in the affected villages “This scheme is badly needed and will be broadly welcomed in Cappoquin, Tallow and Ardmore, as well as Stradbally, Kilmacthomas, Ballyduff/ Kilmeaden and Dunmore East.” “I’m currently knocking

on lots of doors in West Waterford – the Dungarvan Lismore Area- and people are eager to know about the Seven Villages Scheme, so it’s a big issue,”said Cllr Pratt. Cllr Ger Barron agreed saying “it’s long, long, overdue. We’ve been pushing for this scheme for 15 years,” explained Cllr Ger Barron. “In real terms, we’re looking at a vast spend on this project. Twenty one million euro will be spent on building the treatment plants, and nine million euro is earmarked for operating the scheme when it’s up and running. “We’ve been fighting for this for years, so I’m obviously very pleased that it’s all going ahead,” said Cllr Barron. John Pratt continued: “Apart from the benefits for householders and businesses living in these rural areas, this is good news for the finances of the County. There was a real fear that we could have been looking at a fine from the EPA in relation to being in breach EU guidelines on Water pollution. That’s why the go ahead on this will be especially welcome. I look forward to the commencement of work.”

Se amus O’Donnell Independent Candidate

12 FOI requests WATERFORD County Council received 12 requests under the Freedom of Information Act last year. According to the Council’s Annual Report for 2013, which was presented at the final meeting of the Council on 12th May, last, out of the 12 requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act, eight were granted, one was part-granted, one was withdrawn, while three requests were refused, as the information was available outside the Freedom of Information legislation. The Council said that no decisions on the requests were appealed either internally or to the Information Commissioner.

VOTE No.1 For the man that can get the work done for you!

Create your own heaven to relax in! FROM FOUNDATIONS TO FINISH – WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR CONSERVATORY NEEDS! DUNGARVAN CONSERVATORIES uPVC Windows and Doors Tel. 058 68241 / 087 2126021 / Fax 058 68340 www.dungarvanconservatories.com

(21-5)


4

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Dungarvan Darkness Into Light 2014 an extraordinary event AS the earlier heavy rain cleared, the clouds parted to reveal a beautiful moon which shone down on St. Augustine’s College at 2am on the Saturday morning, May 10th. Teenagers walked out the Clonea road in the silence, teachers pulled up in their cars, and volunteers sorted through the last few hundred yellow t-shirts. A palpable air of excitement hung over the school, as slowly, then steadily, hundreds, then a thousand, and another thousand wonderful Déise people gathered in the moonlight to support Pieta House’s work to prevent suicide and self-harm. From 400 people gathering in the Causeway Tennis Club for an unknown event in 2012, now over 2,000 stood side by side in the darkness, ready to walk into the dawn. The soft strains of traditional Irish music, played by the wonderful young men in Nuada, drew people together, and 15 year old Phoebe Dipple sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’. Then, Conor Cusack took to the stage, and spoke straight from his heart to the people of Dungarvan. He likened the work Pieta House does with his own recovery from deep depression, describing how he was lucky enough to come from the darkness, where he came so close to giving up, to meeting the right person who helped him find his way back into the light. Accepting the invitation to lead the walk, Conor had said “Delighted to accept the offer to speak and take part in this event that I have no doubt will give comfort to those who have been bereaved by suicide, hope to those on the path to recovery and support to those suffering in silence. Events like these that emanate from the kindest and most powerful parts of the human heart can reach into the darkest corners of the human

mind and rekindle the inner light of hope, courage and joy that resides within all and that can never be fully extinguished, no matter how dark things may get. Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing in what will be an enriching experience for each human spirit involved...” As he spoke, Conor reminded us that Ireland is struggling with rising numbers of self-harm and suicide, and encouraged us all to look out for others, to hear, not just what they’re saying, but what they’re not saying. He implored us to be our true selves, which takes courage and bravery, but ultimately leads to healing.Visibly moved by his passionate and empowering words, Conor received a rapturous response from the huge crowd. Saoirse Lehane then presented him with a memento from the people of Dungarvan, and the Darkness into Light Committee. Niamh Connolly, DIL committee member, reiterated the twin messages of Pieta House, of help, and hope. There IS help available for anyone who struggles with self-harm or thoughts of suicide, and there is ALWAYS hope of a full recovery, as the hundreds and thousands of people who have accessed Pieta’s services can vouch for. Lena Walsh gave a beautiful rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and then the enormous crowd moved to the start line, where committee members Jacinta Mulcahy and Áine Uí Lonáin, flanked by Therese Dipple, Lorna Ferncombe and Orla Casey, and Conor Cusack, cut the ribbon. And they were off! It took 15 minutes for the masses to pass through the gates, such was the size of the crowd, and the entire Clonea road turned into a mass of yellow as far as the eye could see. Tiny flickering tea lights lined

the route along the metal bridge to Barnawee, as children and grandparents, runners and those with walking sticks, Scouts and Brownies, men and women, those affected by suicide, those never touched by it, all took to heart the message that we must share the light of support and encouragement with those who struggle. There is no shame in asking for help, the shame is never taking the hands that would be outstretched to you if they knew you needed help. One by one, runners, then joggers, then the walkers returned to the Friary College, guided in for their welcome cuppa and delicious treats by more beautiful tiny lights and friendly patient marshals. The students, teachers and volunteers really came into their own here, making sure the thousands were catered for, while the girl’s choir sang gorgeous songs as they queued. Angela Waldron, of Pieta House Cork, read Joan Freeman’s words of thanks, as people sat and chatted in the beautifully decorated canteen. Posters of hope made by first year students lined the walls, while outside the Banners of Hope were signed by hundreds and hundreds of people, beside photos of loved ones sadly lost to suicide. As the sky grew bright, people eventually drifted home, both delighted and moved to have been part of such an event. Again, the army of help that the Friary students and staff became to the DIL committee and volunteers swept (literally!) into action and returned this amazing event venue back to its usual self. Ailbhe Ní Neachtáin, Nollaig Sheehan, Elaine Moore, and Siobháin O’Sullivan, led a small army of TY students throughout the entire planning of this event. This, and

Darkness into Light 2014: Conor Cusack, Niamh Connolly, Jacinta Mulcahy, Aine Ui Lonain and Lorna Ferncombe pictured at the cutting of the ribbon ahead the walk on Saturday Morning. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] the fact that the school already embraces the concept of being open and honest about mental health issues, made our transition to a new venue not only positive, but added a new enthusiasm and generosity to Darkness into Light. We are hugely indebted to them all, especially Ailbhe Ní Neachtáin, the principal of the school, for saying ‘Yes’ without hesitation as soon as we enquired. The other armies that supported this event were the volunteers, sponsors and donors that made the smaller details turn out so well. Jane Casey organised sponsorship cards, and sourced tea lights. The wonderful Mags Durand O’Connor and her colleagues Siobhan and Catherine in the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre, Ger Wyleys, Sinead Reynolds

of Sherry Fitzgerald Reynolds and Dungarvan Shopping Centre hosted registrations. Lismore GAA, Ardmore Halla Deagláin, Halla an Phobail, An Rinn, Red Store in Youghal, Ballymacarbry Community centre and Kirwan’s Pharmacy, Kilmacthomas gave their facilities for early registrations. Anne Miller and Margot Flanigan hugely helped with registrations, and sourcing equipment and refreshments, and Mary Lawless helped with deliveries on Friday. Jamie Moore and Friary students manned the registrations with the committee. Dungarvan Hillwalking Club, via Ted Dipple, Ring GAA via Liam Lonáin and Dungarvan GAA, via Patrick Ferncombe stewarded and marshaled, while Jonnie O’Neill, Simon Crowe and Joe Conway helped with

parking. Jitterbeans, The Ormond Café, Conor Lannen, Glanbia, Walsh’s Spar, Garvey’s Supervalu, Lidl, Flahavan’s and Lynne Hayes provided all the food, teas, coffees and juices. Marion Joy, Olive Fitzsimmons and Cabriní de Barra kept five different burcos boiling in the background, helped by more wonderful students in the kitchens, having been given great instructions by Babs on Friday! Burcos were thanks to Eunice Power, Abbeyside Scouts, delivered by Mary McDonnell, Anne Miller, and Ciara Conway. Portlaw and Dungarvan Red Cross, with Dungarvan Gardaí, watched over us all as we walked and ran, while Dan McGrath, Dave Coleman and Maria Conroy snapped brilliant pictures. West Waterford Athletics

Members of the Dungarvan Scouts pictured with Scout Leaders and Moe Dunford, actor in the hit TV series 'The Vikings, before they set off for the Darkness into Light Walk in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. [Dan McGrath]

Club lent walkie talkies via John Coleman, and Conor Norris made sure we all knew where we were going! Denn Feeds, via Susan Denn, provided the stage, and Nuada, Phoebe Dipple, the Friary girl’s Choir and Lena Walsh provided beautiful music and song. Dungarvan Council helped with bins and lighting, and John and Conor Harty marked the route. Liam and Kevin Power organised and lit several hundred tea lights out at Barnawee, while back in the study hall, Geoff Dipple, Helen Carey and Mark Coles looked after the finances, which TSB and their staff helped hugely with.The Lions Club, Go Dungarvan and TQS Integration also supported the event, and Lawlor’s Hotel and the Park Hotel extended their hospitality to Conor Cusack. The Surfing Sheep personalised a beautiful jacket from Ger Wyleys, as a memento for him of our wonderful event. As Conor Cusack said as he left our beautiful town, “I am emotional and inspired returning to Cork from Dungarvan. I have rarely been involved in such a moving event. I will treasure my gift and the magical memories that I will never forget. Dungarvan should be very proud.” Thank you to Conor, and to everyone who helped make this such an extraordinary event, you are helping fund Pieta’s vital work in showing people the way back from thoughts of suicide, and selfharm. But most importantly, to anyone who is struggling as you read this, please remember Pieta House is available, free, and wants to offer you help, and hope.


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

5

Three County Waterford beaches given ‘Good Water’ status in 2013 By Paul Mooney CLONEA Strand Beach has once again retained its ‘Good Water Quality’ status in 2013, while two other beaches, Ardmore and Counsellor’s Strand, Dunmore East, also improved their status to ‘Good Water Quality’. The results were revealed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘The Quality of Bathing Water in Ireland - an overview for the year 2013’, which was published last week. ‘Good Water Quality’ status is compliant with EU guide and mandatory values, whereas ‘Sufficient Water Quality’ status are

areas compliant with EU mandatory values only. The status of ‘Good Water Quality’ for Ardmore and Counsellors’ Strand Beaches is an improvement on their ‘Sufficient Water Quality’ status in 2012. Other beaches in County Waterford which maintained their status of ‘Sufficient Water Quality’ from the previous year were: Bonmahon Beach, Tramore Beach and Dunmore Strand, Dunmore East. In Youghal, the Front Strand Beach maintained its ‘Sufficient Water Quality’ from the previous year, while Youghal’s Claycastle and Redbarn beaches improved their status from

‘Sufficient Water Quality’ in 2012 to ‘Good Water Quality’ status in 2013. While Counsellors’ Strand and Dunmore Strand, in Dunmore East were classed as ‘excellent’ under waters identified as “vulnerable” due to periodic pollution events which could influence their overall status, Ardmore Beach was identified as ‘sufficient’. This assessment was based on three years of data following their identification in 2011. According to the EPA report, while 2012 had heavy rainfall which led to a drop in compliance with stricter guideline values and just 66.9 percent of water areas achieving ‘Good

Water Quality’ status, 2013 saw a welcome return to pre-2012 levels, with 84.4 percent achieving ‘Good Water Quality’ status, with a further 12.6 percent meeting the mandatory standard thus achieving ‘Sufficient Water Quality’ status. Meanwhile, the revised Bathing Water Regulations which will be fully implemented on 31st December, 2014, will require that bathing water status is determined using a fouryear rolling assessment, rather than the annual assessments as carried out up to 2013. The EPA said that a new category of ‘Excellent’ will be introduced into the classification.

Autism – What’s really going on? IN my last article I discussed the effects that gluten and casein can have on a child/adult, both in the intestine and also within the brain. In this article I will discuss a process called methylation, which studies suggest to be under functioning in over 90% of children/adults on the autistic spectrum. While there is without doubt a genetic component in autism, because concordance amongst identical twins is not 100% the true cause of autism cannot be attributed to genetics alone. Much of the discussion regarding autism as a solely genetic disorder refers to an ‘epidemic of a genetic disorder’. However, heritable DNA mutations in humans generally require centuries to develop; so what else is going on? During the first month of pregnancy, foetal development is extremely sensitive to environmental insults. These can disrupt epigenetic processes that govern which genes will be silenced and which will be expressed. In the 1920s man-made chemicals/pollutants were very low, however the figures for 2010 say approximately 85,000 new chemicals/pollutants have been created, and growing year by year. So the notion that toxins could only be inhaled in factories/plants/farms etc., is no longer viable, the reality being that breathing, eating, drinking and grooming all involve some kind of toxin/chemical being inhaled or consumed. To compound this problem, a lot of women are unaware of a pregnancy until menstruation is missed, and at this point ‘bookmarking’ of genes has already taken place. All cells in our body contain an identical copy of DNA which can produce more than 20,000 proteins; however, the proteins needed for kidney cells are different from those of the liver and skin, etc. Epigenetics provides the blueprint that specifies the combination of proteins to be manufactured in each tissue (Gurdon, J.B. 2008). Many researchers and clinicians now believe that an environmental insult during days 18 to

24 of pregnancy can disrupt epigenetics and as a result cause undermethylation. In a historical context, it is very interesting to consider the effects of the anti-nausea drug Thalidomide on developing foetuses beginning in the 1950s. In addition to causing physical deformities, numerous children developed autism. Researchers have discovered that autism was found only in children whose mothers were given the drug on day 20–24 of their pregnancy. This serves to show the strong link between environmental insults (Thalidomide in this case) and errors in epigenetic function. Undermethylation can cause what is known as excessive gene expression. It can cause many different disorders including physical illness along with mental health problems. Our methylation pathway is also involved in detoxifying different compounds and heavy metals, which we all encounter on a daily basis. Since over 90% of children/adults on the autistic spectrum have an under functioning methylation pathway, they are predisposed to an accumulation of toxic metals, without the adequate tools to detoxify them from the body. With regard to autism, and also certain mental health disorders, undermethylation can also cause low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. I will explain the mechanism behind this pathway a little more. In order to manufacture any of these neurotransmitters we need to consume protein. If digestion is functioning well, proteins are broken down to single chain amino acids and used by the body to manufacture our neurotransmitters. Once our brain neurons have fired these neurotransmitters, we have what are known as transporter proteins that reclaim the neurotransmitters back into the brain neuron in order to fire again, and this process continues. However, these transporter proteins are genetically expressed, and as explained above undermethylation can cause excessive gene expression; meaning there can be an excessive

amount of these transporter proteins produced.This results in neurotransmitters now being reclaimed too fast without exerting their full effect, causing low levels of these neurotransmitters. This can cause many different symptoms associated with autism, and other mental health disorders. Some of these symptoms include depression, anxiety, OCD tendencies, sleep disorders, poor speech, odd repetitive behaviours, adverse to change, poor socialisation skills, competitiveness, high accomplishment, very strong willed, family history of high accomplishment, high inner tension and self motivation amongst many more. Fortunately, methylation status can be determined using a blood sample, with certain targeted nutrients used to counteract any imbalance potentially blocking this pathway. This can have profound effects on both adults and children, but of course the younger a child begins the better the outcome. Because the first month of pregnancy is so sensitive to environmental insults, an extremely important factor to consider is a woman’s health prior to conception and throughout pregnancy. Many steps can be taken when planning a baby and these should begin approximately six months prior to conception. The emphasis of eating organic produce has never been so important, with recent research led by Dr. Liza Oates from RMIT University in Melbourne. This research found that eating an organic diet for just a week reduced pesticide levels in adults by almost 90%. Undermethylation can have profound effects on a child/adults mental health. However, there are many other factors that also need to be addressed including possible pyrrole disorder, metal dysregulation and low metallothionein proteins and bacterial/fungal/parasitic overgrowth. All of which I will discuss in future articles. For further information or to book a consultation, call Anita on 087-3492991 or email - nutrientbalanceireland@gmail.com

(21-5)

Coal Bunker 058 41953 Special Offer during May

Gas Cylinders ONLY only €25

€25

SCANLON’S YARD (behind Credit Union) Friary Street, Dungarvan (21-5)


6

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Independent panel to examine EirGrid’s Pylon Plans FEW people can be unaware of Eirgrid plans to erect several corridors of 60 metre pylons carrying high voltage electricity cables across the country. One of these plans, the GridLink 25 project will see several hundred giant pylons erected across large swathes of County Waterford, collecting electricity generated from the plethora of industrial wind farms that are either already in place, under construction or in planning. The electricity generated by these wind farms and associated large sub-stations will be transported via high voltage cables, running overhead homes, schools and communities across the county. EirGrid’s plans have met with widespread local opposition all across the country. Over 35,000 letters and emails of objection and concern were sent to EirGrid when the company invited the public to make submissions. The government promised that an independent and expert panel would be set up to examine the proposed upgrades. This panel comprises former Supreme Court judge Justice Catherine McGuinness in the chair, with Professor Keith Bell of the University of Strathclyde, Professor John FitzGerald of the ESRI, Dr. Karen Foley, head of the school of landscape architecture at UCD, and economist Colm McCarthy. Four months later, and just in time for the European and local elections, the terms of reference for this independent and expert review were finally revealed last week. The expert panel tasked with examining EirGrid’s proposals to cover much of the country with overhead high voltage lines have been told however, that the health risks associated with Electro magnetic fields (EMG) are outside the scope of their review! In January this year EirGrid claimed that “cost”was a main concern in the 35,000 submissions it received. However, it would appear that the panel’s terms of reference are somewhat selective, with evidence of some “cherry-picking” of what can and cannot be included within the examination of costs. As Midi de Paor Walsh, anti-pylon campaigner and independent local election candidate in the Dungarvan/Lismore area pointed out “The costs of property and farmland devaluation are not mentioned at all. The panel must also account for costs incurred if the project does not go ahead, and costs like wind constraints and curtailments. How can a valid cost comparison between overhead lines and underground cables be undertaken when these real costs are excluded?” A further issue raised by the opponents is that it is not within the scope of the independent and expert panel to

consider the case for the actual provision of the Grid Link project. In other words, they cannot question why the high voltage line is required in the first place or even the connection of industrial wind farms to the grid. Paddy Massey, spokesperson for the group “ReThink Pylons” argues that “unless the panel is going to look at the Renewable Energy Action Plan, - that is, how Ireland is going to meet its renewable energy targets set by the EU, it is not addressing the driver of the whole EirGrid project.” ReThink Pylons see this failure to include a discussion of Ireland's energy needs and commitments within the Commission's terms of reference, as a missed opportunity to have this expert panel assess vital evidence about Ireland's future energy policy. ReThink Pylons sees further cause for concern. Eirgrid has already made clear that its position on underground lines is that they will be substantially more expensive and - in some cases - not technically feasible. The group point out that this hardly makes Eirgrid an appropriate or objective party to undertake the research on this important issue. Midi De Paor Walsh agrees that Eirgrid seems intent on storming ahead with its plans, with little regard for public opinion. She is concerned that EirGrid have already made up their mind, and that decisions already taken render the work of the expert panel impotent. She notes that a 2011 internal EirGrid/Grid Development and Commercial Division document affirms a “400 kV overhead line of approximately 108 km in length from the Knockraha substation to the Great Island substation”. The shortest route is approximately 106 km according to EirGrid’s September 2013 Stage 1 report running from the Knockraha substation onto Clonmult, Knockanore, Aglish, Dungarvan, Lemybrien, Kilmacthomas, Carrigeen, & Kilmacow finishing at the Great Island substation. This, despite several claims from EirGrid that there is no preferred route and that no decision on the final route will be made until after the local elections. There has been a lot of recent activity in the County around the erection of industrial wind turbines. More planning applications are due shortly. The very many community groups across Waterford can but hope that despite its limiting terms of reference, Justice Catherine McGuinness’ panel can answer some of their questions, but even more importantly and bravely, the panel can raise further questions, demand answers and in doing so, protect the democratic right of the ordinary citizen to have his views heard fairly and with due respect and regard.

Mayor of Dungarvan Teresa Wright and Mayor of County Waterford Damien Geoghegan pictured with Fearghal Reidy from Waterford County Council, David Gaffney from Murray's Pharmacy, Waterford City and County Manager Michael Walsh and Des O'Brien from Waterford County Council at the announcement that Dungarvan Town Council and Waterford City and County Council are to provide funding to paint properties in Dungarvan Town Centre. [David Clynch Photography]

Dungarvan Town Centre to get a facelift Dungarvan Town Council and Waterford City and County Council provide funding to paint properties in Dungarvan Town Centre . . . DUNGARVAN Town Council and Waterford City Council have recently launched a fund for owners and occupiers to paint their properties in Dungarvan town centre. A grant of up-to €600 per property is available to properties in St Mary’s Street, O’Connell Street, Parnell Street and Grattan Square. Speaking about the scheme, Mayor of Dungarvan Teresa Wright said it ‘will provide an immediate

lift to the traditional town centre of Dungarvan and make the town more colourful and attractive to residents and visitors to the town’. Mayor of County Waterford Damien Geoghegan added ‘a similar initiative was very successful in Cork City.’ He added that he hoped that ‘as many businesses and residents in the eligible area would take up the opportunity to give the town a face-lift.’

The scheme is part of the €300,000 stimulus package recently announced for Dungarvan. The details of the stimulus were agreed by a working group made up of elected members of Dungarvan Town Council, Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber of Commerce and Waterford City and County Council. Other projects, such as town renewal, wifi, retail mentoring and improved

Dungarvan Aglow for Christmas. Up-to €600 per property is available under the Painting Scheme. Funding is limited, so projects will be assessed on their merits and impact that they will have on presentation of the town centre. Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th May, 2014. Full details are available at www.waterfordcoco.ie or by contacting Bernadette Drohan at Tel 058 – 21169.

Do you enjoy the beaches in Ring? A CLEAN UP of the beaches on the Ring peninsula is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st, from 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. as part of An Taisce National Spring Clean. “The beaches are very popular amenities and we welcome volunteers of all ages to help in this great Spring Clean amidst the splendid coastal scenery in the beautiful Co. Waterford Gaeltacht” says CMR committee member Anne Kenneally.The meeting points are: The Cunningar car park; Baile na nGall Pier; Helvick Pier car park, Poll a Phúca. Bags and gloves will be provided but please bring your own pickers, if you wish. Organised by Coiste Maisithe na Rinne - Ring Peninsula Community Group and An Taisce Clean Coasts in conjunction with the Environment Section of Waterford County Local Authorities, Coca-Cola and Fáilte Ireland, there are over 100 people of all ages expected to take part. Info: (058) 46448; 086 813 4597; 087 986 0532.

Pictured on Baile na nGall pier are Pádraig O Ceallaigh with his son Conall and daughter Laoise, Paud Curran, Josie Mhic Craith, Johanna Curran and Per Nielsen at the 2013 An Taisce National Spring Clean. [Mary Tobin]


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

115 years of tradition ends FROM FRONT PAGE The meeting was also the last meeting for six serving Councillors who will be stepping down and not seeking re-election on 23rd May - they are Cllr. Nora Flynn (FG); Cllr. Mary Greene (FG); Cllr. Billy Kyne (Lab); Cllr. Paddy O’Callaghan (Lab); Cllr. Brendan Mansfield (SF); and Cllr.Tom Higgins (Ind). There was emotion in the voices of Councillors as they reflected on the successes of the Council, its elected members, staff and management over its 115 year existence and lamented the loss of the authority. Paying tribute to the retiring six Councillors, Mayor Geoghegan noted that it will be the first time, since 1947, that the name ‘Kyne’ will not appear on the ballot paper in the local elections for the Dungarvan area. “That speaks volumes, as the Kyne name is an asset in politics in Waterford,” said Mayor Geoghegan.

He said that although he clashed with Cllr. Brendan Mansfield on numerous occasions, “we remained great friends”. He said Cllr. Mary Greene was first elected in 1999 and served her area, Rathgormack and Clonea, particularly well. He said Cllr. Tom Higgins was another Councillor whom he clashed with on occasions during meetings, but they remained good friends. Mayor Geoghegan described Cllr. Paddy O’Callaghan as “a gentleman and a pleasure to serve with”. He said Cllr. Nora Flynn made history in the Council in many different ways. “She was a pleasure to know. We did clash on occasions, but we remained friends,” he said. “It was an honour to serve with her. “If I could be only half the Councillor you are and the other Councillors who are stepping down are, I’d be very proud. “As a teenager, I got my

first interest in politics and it was an absolute honour to serve in later years with people whom I read about as a young fellow.” Expressing thanks to the press for their reporting of Council meetings over the last century, Mayor Geoghegan said it was appropriate that they remember the late journalist, John A. Murphy. “One of his first jobs as a journalist with the Dungarvan Observer was to report on the activities of Waterford County Council,” said Mayor Geoghegan. “Johnny took a keen interest in the workings and activities of this Chamber. We may not always agreed with what he said, but he was always fair to us,” said Mayor Geoghegan. He also said it was fitting to remember those Councillors who had passed on, such as the late Pat Coffey, the late Pat Leahy and many others. “We’ve had some fantastic people, many of the highest calibre and highest

integrity, serve in this Chamber and we must never forget that,” he said. “They always had the people of County Waterford to the forefront and the work done by Waterford County Council over past 115 years should be recognised,” added Mayor Geoghegan. Tributes were paid by all the Councillors to Mayor Geoghegan on a successful year as First Citizen of the county. In response, Mayor Geoghegan expressed his thanks to the Councillors for allowing him the honour to serve as County Mayor once again. “I thank you all for your support over the years. It was an absolute pleasure for me to serve as Mayor and go out to all corners of the county and I would like to thank all the groups, clubs, and societies which invited me to their events throughout the year,” added Mayor Geoghegan.

7

DUNGARVAN SHOPPING CENTRE

SIRLOIN STEAK 4 FOR €10 SIRLOIN ROAST 50% OFF CHICKEN FILLETS 10 FOR €10 We are proud to be 100% Irish owned

The battle to defend the Comeraghs against EirGrid continues … THE Comeraghs Against Pylons Group (The CAP Group) was formed at a large public meeting in the Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas, County Waterford in late September 2013. CAP was formed specifically as a non-political group and this has helped to make the CAP campaign so united and forceful to date. If someone had told the Committee that formed that night, of the important road they were to travel and of the impact the CAP campaign would make, both locally and nationally, they would not have believed it.

The commitment of CAP and the entire Comeragh community and friends which supports their efforts, has been truly phenomenal. Both Dermot Kirwan and Kieran Hartley had been stalwart members of the CAP committee and it was with regret that CAP accepted both of their resignations from the committee as they embarked on their own political campaign trails for the Local and European elections later this month. Indeed, last week, as all of the election candidates were busy erecting their campaign posters, CAP were also busy, erecting their own

specially commissioned 45ft x 12ft banner on the N25 at Leamybrien as a reminder to all of the destruction to the beautiful unspoilt landscape of The Comeraghs which the Eirgrid Grid Link pylon project will impose on this area. The image on this impressive 45ft x 12ft banner was just one of many specially prepared photomontage images which formed part of a CAP submission to Eirgrid on 7th January 2014 entitled “Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for the Proposed Gridlink Pylon Routes adjacent to The Comeragh Mountains Co Waterford”.

This report (54 pages in length) was commissioned by CAP and prepared by eminent Landscape Consultants – Cunnane Stratton Reynolds. Eirgrid have yet to respond to CAP in respect of this detailed landscape evaluation report. This banner in Leamybrien will further serve as a reminder to both Eirgrid and the Government of where The Comeraghs are and of the peoples’ demand that no pylons pass through or past The Comeragh Mountains. If Eirgrid announce in June of this year, that it intends to proceed with their current plan to destroy the Comeragh area with pylons, then this will only prove to the public that the ‘consultation’ phase was a box ticking exercise and that Eirgrid have not listened to the people and that they had always planned to bring their pylon destruction of Environmental Vandalism through the Comeraghs, regardless of the many environmental and scenic beauty constraints in the Comeraghs. The battle for The Comeraghs continues on all fronts.

THIS H’S T N O M DIET T X E N IS ’S H T N MO BODY • Private One 2 One Weigh In’s • No Gimmicks, Bars or Supplements • Easy to Follow • Affordable • Genuine Weight Loss Results • Weight Loss Maintenance Included in Plan

Ok, so we have answered all your questions, next thing is to book in for your FREE CONSULTATION at 087 9580316


8

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Broadcaster Charlie Bird set for Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing BROADCASTER Charlie Bird is set to arrive in County Waterford in June for the 12th annual Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing, which takes place from June 12th to 15th. Charlie Bird who has had a long and distinguished career in Irish Journalism will take to the stage at the festival at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th. Charlie will discuss his travelling adventures of late which have been documented in a series of highly successful programmes including Charlie Bird Travels to the Arctic and the North Pole, Charlie Bird Travels the Amazon River, and the Ganges River in India. He also documents tracing the journey of the famous Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean and travels to the South Pole. Having worked in the RTE Newsroom for 38 years where he held the titles of Chief Reporter, Special Correspondent, Chief News Correspondent and Washington Correspondent, he left the Newsroom in 2012 to face even greater challenges travelling the globe to farflung places. Multi award winning author Tim Butcher will also take to the stage at Immrama on Saturday, June 14th at 8.00 p.m.Tim worked at the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, covering all major conflicts across the Balkans, Middle East and Africa. His first book, Blood River, an account of his 2004 journey through DR

Congo overland from Lake Tanganyika and down the Congo River, reached Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list Opening the festival on Thursday, June 12th for a book launch are authors Diana Gleadhill, Alana Murphy, Michael McMonagle and Paul Clements. On Friday, June 13th a panel discussion will be lead by Paul Clements focusing on Richard Hayward, a popular travel writer of the twentieth century. Those taking part in the discussion are Alannah Hopkin, Manchan Magan, Michael Fewer and Paul Clements, author of the Richard Hayward biography. On the morning of June 14th writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan will host a workshop and historian Donald Brady will host a talk, international expedition leader and mountaineer Michael Whelan will host a lunchtime reading. Getting the show on the road on Sunday morning, June 15th, the festival-Man Mark Graham will host a literary breakfast. A Family Fun afternoon will also take place and bringing the festival to a close on Sunday evening, June 15th author Mícheál de Barra will discuss his first book ‘An Bóthar go Santiago’. For full details of the schedule and Saturday Special tickets for the Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing 2014 see www.lismoreimmrama.com or call (058) 53803.

Broadcaster Charlie Bird is set to arrive in County Waterford in June for the 12th annual Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing, which takes place from June 12th to 15th. For full programme details see www.lismoreimmrama.com

Representatives of the Waterford Garden Trail Kristin Jameson of Tourin House & Gardens; Mark Windross, Head Gardener at Cappoquin House and Gardens and Barbara Grubb of Dromana House and Gardens are set to welcome visitors to their venues across the Waterford Garden Trail – see waterfordgardentrail.com [Patrick Browne]

Dawn Chorus and Open Gardens for Waterford Garden Trail Summer Series A BIRD Watch Ireland Dawn Chorus Event and an Open Garden cluster are the latest in the Waterford Garden Trail Summer event series, both events are set to take place on May 18th, 2014. Charles Keane will get things off to an early start at 5.00 a.m. at Cappoquin House where birdwatchers and enthusiasts are encouraged to gather at this Waterford location for National Dawn Chorus Day. A day traditionally when wildlife enthusiasts the length and breadth of Ireland set their alarm clocks a little earlier than usual and go out to enjoy a morning of beautiful birdsong. Commenting on the event Charles Keane of Cappoquin House said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to hear woodland and garden birds sing at this time, just before dawn when the sheer number of birds that are singing and the high volume of their songs is phenomenal. People who have never before experienced a full

dawn chorus in a woodland park or a well-wooded garden are often astonished by how many birds seem to be involved, we expect to see and hear about 20 different species.” This event is open to the public and is free of charge; it is not necessary to be a member of BirdWatch Ireland to attend. Children are very welcome, but must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The event commences at 5.00 a.m. with Breakfast served afterwards for a fee of €8. Pre-booking for this event is essential, contact 058 54290. Later in the day a cluster of three gardens will open their gates to visitors in aid of the Alzheimer Society. These gardens, two of which are rarely open to the public, have joined together to offer a special day out. Mayfield Garden in Lismore will open from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.The gardens circle the house with different garden rooms. Trickling water lulls the senses, birds sing and

there is a feeling of tranquillity. Sean and Sheila O’Sulllivan have created this haven over the past six years. The Secret Garden, East Main Street, Lismore just opposite the Lismore Hall will open from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Plantswoman Maureen O’Doherty has designed her garden to show off an abundance of interesting shrubs and plants. She has created the garden using her experience of gardening on a small London scale to bring interest to every corner. Maureen is a wonderful baker, so be sure to make time to stop for tea. Salterbridge Gardens, situated between Lismore and Cappoquin, are part of the Waterford Garden Trail and will open their gates from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. This is a 5-acre garden of trees and shrubs and many species of Spring flowering shrubs. Bring a picnic and enjoy Philip and Susie Wingfield’s grounds at Salterbridge. Children’s

entertainment, hot dogs, ice creams and refreshments will be available and Cosy Meadows Plants for sale. Live music at 3.00 p.m. The Alzheimer Society’s network provides over 120 dementia specific services such as day care home care services, carer support groups, social clubs and respite centres, as well as the Alzheimer National Helpline Service. The Society is delighted that three gardens in the Lismore area are open in aid of the society on Sunday, May 18th.

Refreshments will be available at all of the gardens, the entrance fee is €5 per garden in aid of the Alzheimer Society with no fee for children. These events are two in a series of twelve events making up the Summer Events Series for the Waterford Garden Trail 2014. A variety of garden talks, tours and demonstrations across the fifteen different trail gardens are on offer from until August 24th. Details of these events are available on www.waterfordgardentrail.com

Rhododendron at Salterbridge House, which will open their gates to visitors in aid of the Alzheimer Society on May 18 as part of the Waterford Garden Trail summer events series. See www.waterfordgardentrail.com


FEATURE

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

9

Coláiste Chathail Naofa is now holding interviews for Further Education Courses COLÁISTE Chathail Naofa Dungarvan, College of Further Education, is holding their interviews on the week starting the 19th of May. This is in preparation for college enrolment in September. The prime aim of all the Further Education Courses run by Coláiste Chathail Naofa is to prepare students for entry to the workplace or to higher education and training. Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses are open to schoolleavers and adult participants, offering a mixture of practical work, academic work and work experience. The courses are full-time and last for one or two years. They are designed as a step towards skilled employment and, as such, they are closely linked to industry or students may earn a maximum of 400 points from their FETAC course for entry to third level colleges Coláiste Chathail Naofa offers courses in:• Art College Portfolio Preparation • Art & Design – Level 6 • Accountancy • Administration / Secretarial • Advanced Administration • Beauty Therapy • Childcare • Community Care • Sports, Exercise & Coaching • Nursing Studies / Healthcare Support • Social Care ART COLLEGE PORTFOLIO PREPARATION This programme is specifically aimed at those who intend to apply to 3rd level Art Colleges in order to pursue a career in Art, Craft or Design. We had students who have graduated with honours degrees from all the major art colleges including; LIT Limerick Art College and Crawford College of Art. ACCOUNTING Accounting Technicians are widely employed throughout the Public Sector, Industry & Commerce and Private Accountancy Practices. While they are not accountants, Accounting Technicans can perform many of the same functions and are qualified to prepare full financial accounts. There is a strong demand for Accounting Technicians skills in the marketplace despite the challenging economy and almost 95% of ATI members are employed. Many of our graduates go on to further study in W.I.T to the BA in Accounting where they can automatically get into the 2nd year of this 3 year degree.

Pictured above are Business Administration students working on their typing speeds. ADMINISTRATION/ SECRETARIAL This 1 year course has a long established reputation for excellence. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology. Many students continue on from this course and complete the FETAC Level 6 qualification in this area and may continue their studies by completing Business Degree courses. BEAUTY THERAPY This is a two year full-time course leading to internationally recognised qualifications which allow graduates to work anywhere in the world. This is a very intense course and requires a high level of commitment with strict attendance policies, set down by international examining bodies. With this beauty course candidates receive qualifications in ITEC & CIDESCO. SPORTS, EXERCISE & COACHING This programme is orientated towards the requirements of the growing sports and leisure industry with particular emphasis on coaching and fitness. CHILDCARE Both childcare courses Level 5 and Level 6 offered here in Coláiste Chathail Naofa are intended to develop the skills and career opportunities of our students. We provide relevant,

affordable and certified training to our students so that they can seek employment in many areas of childcare, or if they wish, continue their studies in colleges like UCC, or the various IT colleges around the country. Childcare Level 5 course is ideal for both school leavers and mature students. The course content prepares students to work with children from 0 - 6 years of age, and is of one year duration. Having successfully completed the Level 6 course students may continue onto college to study for a BA (Early Childhood Studies) COMMUNITY CARE This course is of benefit to those interested in working in the Social Services field. It will help students develop personal qualities and gain the knowledge required for such a career, including family & community groups, respite care, residential units and care of the elderly. SOCIAL CARE Social care involves working with vulnerable populations who experience disadvantage or who are marginalised. Social care workers juggle numerous priorities and use caring, counselling, managing, teaching and all aspects of interpersonal skills in their work. This programme is challenging and diverse. From day one you will be involved in questioning and creating knowledge, you will be encouraged to take active responsibility for your own

Pictured above is an art student drawing on coloured paper.

learning and to explore fields such as Health Promotion and Mental Health Awareness. This programme is aimed at those who wish to work actively in the social care field in areas such as social care, social policy and social studies. NURSING STUDIES / HEALTHCARE SUPPORT These one year courses offer students a practical and theoretical introduction to a career in nursing and the caring field. Once completed, this course allows you to work as a qualified care assistant and the qualification is recognised internationally, or to apply a nursing degree programme at institutes and universities.

Pictured above are the Community Care class doing a demonstration.

INTERVIEWS 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd May, 2014 FULL-TIME COURSES

NOW NG I L L O ENR OR F 15 0 2 2014

Pictured above are the beauty therapy class in the practical room. (21-5)


10

EDITORIAL

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

A lesson for Minister Rabbitte TWO incidents this week give some indication of the state of the country and the mood of the people as they get their first opportunity to register their opinions on the government in the forthcoming European and local authority elections. It is clear that in certain areas at least, canvassers for the Government parties are feeling the heat and are being left in no doubt about the feelings of the people on continued austerity. Objections to the Troika inspired programme went beyond the acceptable in one area of Cork where a local Councillor was physically assaulted as he began a canvass of one particular street in Clonakilty last weekend. His injuries necessitated medical treatment and the matter was reported to the Gardai. As was pointed out in this newspaper last week after another objectionable assault was made on MEP candidate, Phil Prendergast, such behaviour is not acceptable in a democracy whatever the feelings of the objector. People’s opinions can be expressed in a reasonable manner; political overtures can be rejected, policies can be criticised in suitably clear tones, but abuse at any level and especially assault cannot be tolerated. That must be put on the record. The other indicator of public feeling came through Minister, Pat Rabbitte at the weekend, who found a hostile welcome as he knocked on doors with people telling him that the austerity programme has gone too far and that there should be no further cuts or taxes after water charges. It is not indicated, but there is little doubt that people would have told him also that water charges are a step too far. In an interview in a Sunday newspaper, Minister Rabbitte gave the impression that he was genuinely surprised at the attitude of voters during the canvass. It seemed to be the first time he realised the anger of the people, as they fight for financial survival and struggle to maintain some reasonable family life. He and his Ministerial colleagues must be aware of the hardship being imposed on the people of Ireland and of the report last week that some families are reduced to

Incorp. Munster Industrial Advocate sleeping in their cars. It is indicative of how remote this government is from the people that it has taken canvassing at doors by a Government Minister to get the message through that the public are hurting as never before. The resignation of Justice Minister, Alan Shatter holds far less interest for many people, than knowing where their next modest meal is coming from. It is to be hoped that Minister Rabbitte has learned of the hardship being imposed on people with very serious disability and life threatening medical conditions who have been refused a medical card, or who have been left in limbo for many months while their case for renewal is being ‘reviewed’. All the while perfectly healthy five year olds will clog GP waiting rooms on mandatory visits when free medical treatment is given to every child in the land under six, rich and poor alike. It is nothing short of administrative insanity. Minister Rabbitte seemed shocked by what he learned on the doorsteps. It is to be hoped that he takes this information into the Cabinet room and that he will, in partnership with other members of the Government, urgently initiate appropriate action.

Food production will be our saviour ‘WHEN the farmer is happy, we are all happy’ is an old adage in this country and while the urban dweller may think of the rural community as a privileged and cosseted one, we have to accept and acknowledge that we are a country and an economy which are greatly dependent on farming. While we are competing with other sources of agricultural products, like the Mediterranean region in the

production of fruit and vegetables – and have almost given up trying - we have an ideal climate for producing lush grass suitable for rearing animals and producing milk and its products. This is one of our great natural strengths which is set to become an even more important economic element as we move towards the removal of milk quotas in a year’s time. This will allow us to produce as much milk as we like and with countries like Britain, Germany and the United States developing an even more passionate love affair with our butter and beef, we are set to benefit handsomely from our well worked natural resource. Ireland will not be the only one to increase milk production of course, and for some time at least, there may be a glut on the international market with a commensurate decrease in price. This is expected to stabilise fairly quickly with major long-term benefits awaiting the country, our farmers and the industries which turn the silver of milk into the gold of butter. Dairygold is well named, for it has been one of the great success stories of Irish agriculture. In Germany, for instance, Irish butter is by far the market leader and represents 50 of all branded sales, a figure that is constantly increasing. In that respect, New Zealand with a somewhat similar climate is the only one which can compete with us. It has long been recognised in countries where we market butter that the golden Irish product looks and tastes better than the local pale white butter. At home, the swing to spreads and their harmful constituents has diminished with popular chefs constantly promoting our natural product on the many cookery programmes on TV. Such has been the surge in the demand for Irish butter in the US that our producers cannot keep up and that market is set to deliver substantial benefits according as we can match the orders. It is now forty years or more since the Mayo journalist and writer advocated stridently for the development of a quality food production. He sensed or predicted that there is a market for quality food, naturally produced and fully traceable for which people will pay top dollar. It is long past time when we should see ourselves as the poor relation in regard to commerce and the production of quality goods. Our farm production is of world class and we must capitalise to the fullest on our established and growing reputation in that sphere.

Reg. in GPO as a Newspaper • Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford • 058-41205/42042 • www.dungarvanobserver.ie • news@dungarvanobserver.ie

Outdoor Science Festival Celebrates the Living Earth and the Festival's 10th birthday THE Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science: Celebrate our Living Earth (www.livingearth.ie) takes place this year from the 18th-25th May. This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival and the organisers are delighted to offer a programme of events that shows off the best of the outdoors that the SouthEast has to offer. Over the past ten years, the festival has expanded from being focused on school groups, to offering an expansive programme of over 35 events during the week for the general public- during day time, evenings and at the weekends. Over 20,000 people have participated in talks, walks, foraging and more since the event's inception a decade ago. Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science is organised by CALMAST in collaboration with a number of partner centres from throughout the south-east:

Waterford City & County Council, The Copper Coast Geopark, Office of Public Works at JFK Arboretum, Lismore Heritage Centre and many more which can be found on the website (www.livingearth.ie). Research groups from within WIT such as the Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) will also share their research with the public in an accessible way during an evening mammal walk. The organisers are keen to attract even more participants than ever before to this year's range of activities. The festival celebrates the biodiversity of the SouthEast, exploring the importance of the plants, animals, geology and other aspects of the natural heritage of this beautiful region. For those with an interest in cookery and food, the South-East offers a bounty of notable edibles. One

event on Sunday 18th will celebrate Waterford's strong reputation for food focusing on foraging seaweed and using it in a wealth of recipes. Waterford city centre events will cast an eye on city biodiversity with an event focusing on the Bilberry Goat Herd living on the iconic Bilberry Rock. The Mooney Show's Eric Dempsey will guide participants on a Dusk Chorus walk, taking in the sights and sounds of the city's diverse bird population in the People's Park. Horticultural and gardening enthusiasts will also be well catered for throughout the week. On the Tuesday, Grow It Yourself International will host an introductory talk on sustainable horticulture in Ardkeen Library. On Wednesday evening Tourin House in Cappoquin will be open to the public for free for a chance to enjoy a

guided walk of the diverse walled gardens. On Saturday 24th plant enthusiasts will get the opportunity to take part in an introductory botanical drawing workshop with Irish botanical artist, Lynn Stringer. The Copper Coast is one of the most important heritage resources of Europe and this beautiful landscape will be celebrated throughout the week with several walks, talks and tours focused on the mineral and landscape heritage of the South-East. Bears, snakes and frogs will also get their moment during the week! "Tales of Giants from Shandon Cave" will see the focus of the festival shift to Dungarvan where there will be an illustrated talk at the Town Hall Theatre on the discovery of prehistoric bear bones at nearby Shandon Cave. Also in Dungarvan will be a scenic stroll through Colligan

wood exploring the wildlife of this important site. Meanwhile, in Waterford IT there will be a talk discussing how everyone can get involved with citizen science and learn about rare and unusual animals such as newts (as well as learning a little bit about snakes and lizards!). All events throughout the week will be

entirely free, however, places on some events are limited so booking is encouraged. Booking is through Eleanor Reade, School of Science, Waterford IT. Eleanor can be reached on 051 302037 or by e-mail ereade@wit.ie. A full schedule of events can be found on www.livingearth.ie. CALMAST is the award-

Bealtaine Mammal Walk.

winning science and maths outreach centre based in Waterford IT. As well as organising Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science they are co-ordinators of Waterford Engineering Week, The Robert Boyle Summer School, Robert Boyle Science Week and the national co-ordinators of Maths Week Ireland.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

NEWS

11

BUILDING BUILDINGFINANCIAL FINANCIAL CAPABILITY FOR SMEs CAPABILITIES FOR SMEs Subsidised financial capability programme with one-toone mentoring support for only €250 (excluding VAT). • Increase your financial understanding of how your business operates • Learn about the sources of finance available • Learn how to successfully apply for finance • Learn how financial institutions currently assess credit applications • Gain practical advice for your business from a dedicated experienced mentor

LOCATION LOCATION Athenaeum HotelCork Waterford River Lee Hotel, City, Cork

TRAINING TRAININGDAY DAY11 28th May 2014 February 28th

TRAINING DAY22 TRAINING DAY 16th June14th 2014 March

Business Growth Programme starts on the 21st of March. Open to applicants from SMEs (small and medium enterprise) including owner managers, farmersenterprise) and key Open to applicants from SMEssoletraders, (small and medium business staff. including owner managers, soletraders, farmers and key Teachers and students “devouring a good read” at Abbeyside National School. Pictured left to right are: Fergus Power; Ruaidhrí de Paor, Principal; Laura Morrissey; Paddy O’Dea, Teacher; Nathan Butler; Grace Tritschler; Colette O’Mahony, Teacher; and Mateusz Uroda. Sitting in front are: Owen Morrissey and Gelmis Pabrieza.

‘Devour’ a good book at Abbeyside NS Book Fair! By Paul Mooney ABBEYSIDE National School will once again hold their well established second-hand Book Fair and this year, there are thousands upon thousands of books guaranteed to provide a ‘tasty’ read for all. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Book Fair on Thursday, 22nd May and Friday, 23rd May from 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. and Saturday, 24th May and Sunday, 25th May, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. and ‘ketchup’ on a good read, or ‘takeaway’ your favourite author as part of Abbeyside National School’s renowned Book Fair.

The school has recently completed work on their new assembly hall, which provides a bigger and better space for people to browse the thousands of adult fiction / non-fiction and children’s books. The four-day bumper book fair is a fundraising event for the school to raise much needed funds to buy equipment and supplies, and this will be the 17th year it has been held. The school’s Book Fair is one of the main highlights on the calendar and plenty of bargains are guaranteed for all. One of the teachers overseeing the event, Colette O’Mahony, said the Book Fair will have the usual excellent competitions and raffles with fantastic

prizes galore. Games and competitions will include ‘Guess the number of sweets in a jar’, ‘Pick a Square’, ‘Name the Shark’,‘Teachers’ silhouette’, and many more! “The businesses and people who sponsor the event by donating prizes have been very generous to us, so there are plenty of vouchers and great prizes to win,” said Ms. O’Mahony. The pupils of sixth class and their teachers have been working hard to organise and price each book and ensure this year’s event will be bigger and better than before. Don’t miss Abbeyside National School’s second hand Book Fair on 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th May.

Pictured above are participants of the First Steps to Success development programme. This programme was jointly co-ordinated by Waterford Leader Partnership and the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board. The programme was rolled out in the Presentation Community Centre in Dungarvan. Waterford Leader Partnership would like to take this opportunity in congratulating all those who participated on the programme; we would also like to thank the tutors and all those who worked with us in making the programme such a success. The aim of the programme was to support participants to build their self confidence, self esteem, improve awareness and identity and to develop talents and potential. Modules included Health and Wellbeing, Personal Effectiveness, Group Work Skills, Introduction to Computers. For further information on this programme or any other training please contact Teresa Wright at 058 51501. From left to right – Front row: Denika Moroney, Emma Fraher, Catherine Murray, Kim Foley, Sinead White. Back row: Marian Kelleher, Shane O’Danza, Brian Marks, Dylan Byrne, Stephen Dee, Tutor Sheila O’Doherty and Project Officer Teresa Wright. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

For further information or to book business staff.your place call Niamh 086 049 4863 or visit www.managementworks.ie Foron further information or to book your place call Niamh on 086 049 4863 or visit www.managementworks.ie

ManagementWorks is an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded by member companies and Skillnets from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. ManagementWorks is an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded by member companies and Skillnets


12

Drama Bursaries available from Waterford County Council THE Arts Office of Waterford County Council is offering grant assistance to members of drama groups in the County, who wish to avail of the week long residential Summer School held by the Drama League of Ireland in the University of Limerick. This year the school runs from Saturday, 26th July to Saturday, 2nd August, 2014. A variety of drama courses are available, full details on www.dli.ie. The Countywide arts programme is generously supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from www.waterfordcoco.ie or contact the Arts Office on 058-41416. The closing date for applications to this scheme is 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 21st May, 2014.

Irish Hospice Foundation Fundraising Evening THE Irish Hospice Foundation are holing a major fundraising evening on this Friday night, May 16th at 8.30 p.m. in Tramore GAA Centre. Highlights will be a super table quiz. Tables of four €20. Supported by a huge raffle for great prizes, including some presented by Ireland’s great sports people. There will also be three individual “Know Your Sport” competitions. Complementary refreshments will be served followed by music and craic.

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Waterford MACE stores claim top accolade at MACE Excellence Awards Four Waterford stores honoured in prestigious awards ceremony . . . FOUR Waterford MACE stores received one of retail’s highest honours at the recent MACE Excellence Awards. Retailers from all over Ireland gathered at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, for the prestigious awards ceremony run by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE brand in Ireland. The MACE Excellence Awards are only given to MACE stores that pass a grueling year-long inspection, including unannounced audits and visits from mystery shoppers. Four Waterford stores were given MACE Excellence awards, Houlihan’s MACE Lismore, Mooney’s MACE Holycross, O’Brien-Power’s MACE Kilmeaden and O’Brien-Power’s Maxol MACE Dunmore Road. Congratulating the Award winners, Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director, BWG Foods, said,

“MACE retailers strive for excellence in every aspect of their service to their shoppers and the local communities in which they are embedded. In meeting the exacting standards of the MACE Excellence Programme MACE retailers and their staff consistently improve customer service in their stores. Achieving the MACE Excellence Award is further recognition of the high level of standards and service in MACE stores. I am proud to honour and congratulate Michael Houlihan, Brian and Siobhan Mooney and Michelle O’Brien-Power, MACE retailers from Waterford on their success in this year’s MACE Excellence Awards.” The MACE Excellence awards are now in their 11th year. Waterford winners presented at this year’s Awards Ceremony were Houlihan’s MACE Lismore, Mooney’s MACE

Holycross, O’Brien-Power’s MACE Kilmeaden and O’Brien-Power’s Maxol MACE Dunmore Road.

Pictured at the MACE Excellence Awards at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, were: Willie O'Byrne Managing Director BWG Foods, Joan & Michael Houlihan MACE Lismore, Co. Waterford. [Colm Mahady / Fennells]

Pictured at the MACE Excellence Awards at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, were Philip O’Brien, BWG Foods, Michelle O Brien, MACE Park Service station Waterford & MACE Kilmeaden Waterford Brian & Siobhan Mooney, Top Service Station MACE Holy Cross Waterford. [Colm Mahady / Fennells]

Soroptimists assist Rapunzel Foundation ONE of the good causes which Dungarvan Soroptimists chose to fund this year is the Rapunzel Foundation and recently made a donation to them to assist in their work. In conjunction with that, Dungarvan President, Carmel Keith donated some of her hair in two plaits which she had been growing for this purpose. The recipient on behalf of the Foundation, Anna Furlong, New Ross thanked the Soroptimists and the people of Dungarvan for the generous donation. She also thanked Carmel for her patience in allowing her hair to grow so long and explained the purpose of the organisation and the work that they do.

The Rapunzel Foundation is an organisation which helps people with hair loss through providing information, sharing stories and through the collection of pony tails for the manufacture of natural hair wigs. Collecting ponytails from donors helps to address the current global wig-hair shortage issue and allows us to alleviate the cost of wig purchase for those who need help most. We welcome any voluntary assistance from you to help us to improve our services to salons and hair donors. For more information, call Anna Furlong on 087 288 8267 or Maeve O’Healy-Harte on 087 988 9771.

Pictured above presenting a cheque to Anna Furlong, Rapunzel Foundation, are Carmel Keith, President, Dungarvan Soroptimists (right), and Mary Duggan (left), Vice-President. Carmel had just donated two fourteen inch ponytails from her own hair to the foundation. Inset: Ponytail.


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

13

ABERNETHYS

Tragic farmyard accident THE communities of West Waterford and East Cork were shocked last week at the news of the tragic death of 18 months old Fionn Cashman after being accidentally knocked down by a tractor in the family farmyard. Fionn Cashman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Fanisk, Killeagh, on Thursday last shortly before 1.00 p.m. Both his parents, father Conor, a respected Veterinary surgeon in the area, and mother Deirdre were present at the time of the accident. Fionn is the youngest of the couple’s four children. He is grandson of wellknown horse breeders, Frank and Liz Motherway of Gortroe, Youghal; and Pat (Veterinary surgeon) and Paula Cashman, formerly of Rockfield House, Cappagh, and Johnstown, Kilkenny. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Cashman and Motherway families on their great loss.

MIDLETON

AFFORDABLE CARS Year Model Derivative Engine Doors Mileage Colour Price NCT 2003

Ford

Focus Lx

1.6

5dr

75,000km Green 4,500 NCT

2004

Ford

Mondeo Lx

1.8

5dr

64000mls Silver 3,250 NCT

2006

Opel

Astra

1.4

3dr

80,000km Silver 7,950 NCT

2006

Ford

Focus Lx

1.4

5dr

133000km Silver 6,950 NCT

2008

Ford

Fiesta

1.25

5dr

87,000km

Steel 7,950 NCT

207

1.4

3dr

66,000km

Gold 7,450 NCT

2008 Peugeot Esther Barron and Joe Prendergast enjoying the exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts Annual International Art Exhibition 2014, recently.

Secure your home before going on holiday THE public is being reminded to take extra steps to ensure their homes are secure before going on holiday this Summer. With the Summer season approaching, thousands of people from around the county will be jetting off to foreign shores between now and mid-September, to enjoy sun, sea and sand, meaning that some homes will be vacant for extended periods. The Gardaí are asking people to take precautions, such as ensuring there is no build up of post at the front door, as well as cancel any deliveries during the period they are away. People should also leave a key to their homes with a family member or trusted neighbour to collect any post and to keep an eye on the

property. Residents are also urged to contact the Gardaí if they notice anything suspicious in their neighbourhood, such as people acting suspiciously, or strange vehicles in their area acting in a suspicious manner. The Gardaí point out that any details, no matter how small or insignificant people may think it is, could assist detectives in the investigation of crime, such as burglaries. People noticing suspicious cars or vans in their area should write down the full registration and description of the vehicle and contact the Gardaí with the details, which can then be checked out. Dungarvan Gardaí can be contacted on 05848600.

Mondeo 2.0 Tdci 5dr Titanium

159000km Navy 11,950 NCT

2008

Ford

2009

Ford

Fiesta

1.25

3dr

30,000km Silver 10,950 NCT

2009

Ford

Fiesta

1.25

5dr

37,000km

Grey 11,450 NCT

2009

Ford

Fiesta 1.4Tdci 5dr Titanium

40,000km

Blue 11,950 NCT

WE NEED 02 TO 06 TRADE INS

www.facebook.com/pages/Abernethy-Ford

e: info@abernethys.ie

View our quality stock on www.abernethys.ie

Dungarvan Nissan YOUGHAL ROAD, DUNGARVAN • 058-44888 Contact: EDDIE FITZGERALD 086 3821270 • JOHN C. FLOOD 087 6684474 – OPEN 6 DAYS : Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm • Saturday 9am - 1.00pm w

w

w .

d

u

n

g

a

r

v

a

n

-

n

i

s

s

a

n

.

c

o

m


14

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Irish TV launches Waterford County Matters weekly programme WATERFORD now has its own half-hour weekly TV programme following the launch of Ireland’s first international channel, IrishTV, last week. Waterford County Matters will air each Saturday at 7.00 p.m. on IrishTV, and can be seen across Ireland, the UK, and Europe on Sky Channel 191, Freesat 400, Eircom’s eVision, free-to-air boxes and online at Irishtv.ie and Irishtv.com and in the US on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Broadcasting 24 hours a day, Irish TV will feature 50 unique home-produced programmes a week, with original content each night from 6.00 p.m. - 12.00 midnight, and each county

in Ireland having its own dedicated show. “The theme of the County Matters shows is simple – Irish rural life is unique, with its own cultures, traditions and events. At the heart of these events are people, and wherever people gather, we’ll be there,” said Waterford presenter Fiona O’Sullivan. "I think the entire country was waiting for this to happen. In Waterford alone there are so many stories in every corner of the county and people are so proud and passionate to tell them to me. “Our team are travelling the county covering events and reporting on the essence of Waterford life for people at home and the

Waterford Presenter, Fiona O’Sullivan

Irish community abroad, and we can be contacted on waterford@irishtv.ie about your upcoming events.” The last began broadcasting this week with a two-hour live launch party from Westport featuring stars of country and Irish music including Tommy Fleming, Sean Keane and Matt Molloy as well as showcasing a host of new IrishTV countrywide presenters. “We have a host of original programming such as Cooking with Treyvaud with Killarney chef and YouTube sensation Paul Treyvaud who is set to become a huge hit with his unconventional approach,” said IrishTV Head of Broadcasting Malachi Cush. “Grass Roots is the first 32-county agriculture programme and will be hugely based around the small family farm. “The Golf Show travels Ireland featuring a different golf club every week, while Storytime is a simple, engaging and educational daily production aimed at 6-10 year olds. “We will also have fashion, a comedy drama, an innovative new classical music show and a search for a new traditional music star among others – not forgetting our huge concentration on country and Irish music.”

County Waterford Artlinks Literature Mentoring Recipients Announced IT is with great pleasure that the Arts Office, Waterford County Council announces details of literary supports to a dozen writers from around the county. Arts Officer Margaret Organ said that the investment they had made over the past number of years in partnership with Artlinks in the area of literature mentoring is showing in the quality of writers emerging from the region. She continued to say ‘We are lucky to have secured the services of the Poet and Writer Grace Wells who has a unique talent for mentoring. As an experienced creative writing facilitator, and mentor she is dedicated to helping emerging writers gain confidence in their voice and style’. Grace Wells is an award-winning poet and children's author. Her debut poetry collection, ‘When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things’ (Dedalus Press), won the 2011 Rupert and Eithne Strong Best First Collection Award,

was short-listed for the London Fringe Festival New Poetry Award and has been translated into Italian. She reviews poetry for Poetry Ireland Review and The Stinging Fly. The following are the recipients of full Literature Mentoring in 2014: Martina Dalton, Tramore, Marie O’Meara, Dungarvan, Dolores Lyons, Dungarvan, Karen Power, Kilmeaden, Mary Grehan, Passage East, Ann Rath, Lismore, Lani O’Hanlon, An Sean Phobal, Siobhán Twomey, Lismore. The Arts Office is also pleased to facilitate a Clinic Literature mentoring session for Sandra Clarke, Dungarvan, Mary McCarthy, Tallow, Eamon Duffin, Tramore and Dolores Ronayne, An Rinn. Waterford County Council is a partner of the Artlinks programme with kind assistance of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Pictured (l. to r.): Assumpta Nugent, Old Market House Arts Centre, Mayor Damien Geoghegan, Joke Buursma / exhibiting artist and Ray McGrath/guest speaker at the opening of the May exhibitions in Dungarvan.

Exhibitions for May in Dungarvan Arts Centre THE Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan is hosting ‘A Sense of Place’ by textile artist Joke Buursma. Originally from the Netherlands but now based in Portlaw, Co. Waterford. Joke is a Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) of the United States.Travelling evoked her interest in the cultural legacies of several countries she has visited over the years, leading to her creating textile pieces alluding to the Adobe architecture in Mali (West Africa), South Africa's nature, and in other pieces to the past of Ireland, France, Spain, and Syria. This exhibition showcases intricate work in appliqué, painting, discolouring, stamping, stencilling, piecing, and densely freemotion stitching. Also showing is recent works by Sligo based artist Clive Bright. Since graduating from NCAD in Dublin in 2003 he has had several solo shows and was the recipient of the 2005 Golden Fleece Award. He lives on his family farm in south County Sligo and it’s this connection with the farm from which he

Pictured (l. to r.): Mayor Damien Geoghegan with Clive Bright/exhibiting artist at the launch of the May exhibitions in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan. draws much of his inspiration. His works looking at farm buildings, machinery and implements evokes a sense of history and timelessness and shows his affinity with the past and present. These exhibitions continue until May 31st. On show in the upstairs gallery Seomra de Paor is selected works from Artifice 2014, a Transition Year project from schools around

the County, a partnership with the County Arts Office and Lismore Castle Arts. It features the winner of the Artifice Waterford Co. Council Art Purchase Award 2014 by Hannah Warren a pupil of Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan. Mayor Damien Geoghegan welcomed all the guests to a busy opening in the Arts Centre. The

exhibitions were eloquently opened by historian, teacher and storyteller Ray McGrath who gave a thought provoking commentary on the works on show. The Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Friday 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (lunch 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.) and on Saturday 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Admission is free, all are very welcome.


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

15

Illegal encampment Midi de Paor Walsh moved on from Grange Cronin requests barriers for car park entrances

Pictured is the illegal encampment at the Grange Church car park last Wednesday week. The caravans were moved on the following day by Gardaí.

By Paul Mooney AN illegal encampment which was set up by a group of travellers at Grange Church, near Ardmore, last week, was moved on by Gardaí, and a request was made that the County Council erect bar-

riers at the car park entrances. Last Tuesday week, 6th May, four caravans parked inside the small car park attached to Grange Church, which is used frequently by Mass-goers. By the following Thursday, 8th May, the illegal encampment had been moved on by Gardaí.

A number of local residents had complained about the encampment, which was taking up space in the car park, particularly with upcoming communions and confirmations to take place at the Church. Local area Councillor, Tom Cronin (FF) who was contacted about the prob-

lem, confirmed that he has requested Waterford County Council to erect barriers at both entrances to the car park. “I have been in contact with the local Area Engineer and requested that a barrier be erected at the entrance and exit of the car park,” Cllr. Cronin said.

I AM a native of An Sean Phobal, married in Ballinameela, and have three children. I have been prominent in the anti-pylon debate as Chairperson of Deise Against Pylons and a member of Rethink Pylons. Along with demanding a review of our National Energy Policies I will fight to keep Local Post Offices, Schools and Garda Stations open in rural Ireland, these are the heart of our communities. I cannot support the water charge or household tax. I will call for more support of local small businesses and I will fight to reduce rates to an absolute minimum. During this election campaign I have used a small amount of posters predominately outside schools, the rest of the funds will be contributed to the Irish Cancer Society. I have worked in Waterford County Council Civic Offices for 13 years, I know the Council from the inside out. With the City and County being amalgamated we need a strong independent and experienced voice here In the west of the County. I am asking for your vote to help me continue to be that voice.

VOTE

No.1 Independent Candidate Please continue your preference for my colleagues

MARY BUTLER & MICHAEL J. O’RYAN

VOTE No. 1 JOHN

O’LEARY COMERAGH

VOTE

O

23rd MA N Y

FOR A CONTINUED STRONG VOICE


16

ADVERTISEMENT

Waterford County Council Comhairle Chontae Phort Láirge COMHAIRLE CATHRACH PHORT LÁIRGE

NOTICE OF POLL Local Authority: WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL Local Electoral Area: DUNGARVAN-LISMORE 1. A poll for the election of members for this local electoral area will be taken on Friday, 23rd of May 2014, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.. 2. The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:-

Surname

Brierley

Cosgrove

Cronin

Other name(s)

Louise

Micheál

Tom

Address

Description Occupation Name of Political Party, if any

Sinn Féin

63 New Street Lismore Co. Waterford

Piano Teacher

Mount Odell Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Technical Manager

Fine Gael

Lissarow Ardmore Co. Waterford

Farmer

Fianna Fáil

Midí

Curraghmoreen Cappoquin Co. Waterford

Unemployed

Doocey

Declan

Ballinaraha Lismore Co. Waterford

Farmer/Public Fine Gael Representative

64 Silversprings Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Fine Gael Public Representative

Carrigroe Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Milk Advisor

Loskeran Old Parish Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Publican

Nugent

O’Donnell

Damien

Pat

Seamus

Non-Party

John

49 Woodview Park Public The Labour Party Representative Tallow Co. Waterford

Rossiter

Ann Marie

14 O’Connell Street Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Sheehan

Nicky

Pat Geoghegan 2 Thomas Terrace Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Fine Gael

Pratt

Dry Cleaner

Seánaí Kiely Feltre An Rinn Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Non-Party

De Paor Walsh

Geoghegan

Name and address of proposer, if any

Fianna Fáil

Hazeldene 75 Springfield Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Public The Labour Party Representative

Tobin

James

Ballyhamlet Tallow Co. Waterford

Farmer

Fianna Fáil

Wright

Michael

3 Congress Villas Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Driver

Non-Party

Whelan

Siobhán

Carriglea Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Health Care Assistant

Sinn Féin

Seánaí Kiely Feltre An Rinn Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Seánaí Kiely Feltre An Rinn Dungarvan Co. Waterford

Mr. Brian White /RFDO5HWXUQLQJ2IÀFHU Waterford City & County Council City Hall The Mall Waterford DATE: 6th May, 2014

Water in Lismore damaging electrical items A WATERFORD County Councillor has called on the local authority and Irish Water to address a situation in Lismore, where people are having their electrical items damaged due to the quality of the water supply. Cllr. John Pratt (Lab) said the water quality in Lismore is the single biggest issue on the doorsteps while canvassing. “The hard water is causing problems with people’s kettles, washing machines and shower heads,” Cllr. Pratt said. “I am asking Waterford County Council and Irish Water to immediately address the issue. “With water charges looming, how do they expect people to pay for water of this low quality which is damaging household appliances and electrical equipment,” he said. “People are being forced to go out and buy bottled water. I am asking the Council and Irish Water to do something, whether that is looking for a new water source, or whatever, to sort the problem, because it is causing a lot of issues in Lismore,” Cllr. Pratt said. Meanwhile, Cllr. Pratt said he would also be contacting the Council about the water quality in Cappoquin. Over the past week or so, residents in Cappoquin have been subject to a brown discolouration in their drinking water. Cllr. Pratt said he was aware of the problem and would be contacting the Council to find out what the issue is and if it will be resolved soon.

Household items damaged by water in Ardmore SOME residents in Ardmore are being forced to replace electrical items, such as showers and kettles, every six months because of the quality of their water supply. Independent candidate in the Local Elections, Seamus O’Donnell, said that while out canvassing in the Ardmore area, a number of people have complained to him about lime in the water supply. “Some people have to replace their showers every six months and their kettles,” said Mr. O’Donnell. “The lime in the water supply is affecting these electrical items. Really, there should be some sort of proper filtering on people’s houses,” he said. Mr. O’Donnell said he would be contacting the Council about the matter to see if something can be done.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Waterford County Council Comhairle Chontae Phort Láirge COMHAIRLE CATHRACH PHORT LÁIRGE

NOTICE OF POLL Local Authority: WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL Local Electoral Area: COMERAGH 1. A poll for the election of members for this local electoral area will be taken on Friday, 23rd of May 2014, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.. 2. The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:-

Surname

Other name(s)

Address

Description Occupation Name of Name and address Political of proposer, if any Party, if any

Barron

Ger

Treacy’s Hill Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford

Public Representative

The Labour Party

Brazil

Liam

Grawn Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford

Branch Manager/Public Representative

Fine Gael

Butler

Mary

Priest’s Lane Coolroe Portlaw Co. Waterford

Shop-Assistant

Fianna Fáil

Seamus Crotty 6 Brown Street Portlaw Co. Waterford

Clune

Declan

Ballycahane Portlaw Co. Waterford

Business Development Manager

Sinn Féin

Ben Duggan 53 Brown Street Portlaw Co. Waterford

Coffey

Brendán

Coolfin Portlaw Co. Waterford

Business Planner

Fine Gael

Flynn

Michael

Knockalafalla Carrick-on-Suir Co. Waterford

Farmer

Non-Party

Janes

Dr. David

Ballyshunnock Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford

Family Doctor

Direct Democracy Ireland

Kirwan

Dermot

Garronmillon Lower Kilmacthomas Co. Waterford

Sales Director

Non-Party

O’Leary

John

Blacknock Kilmeaden Co. Waterford

County Councillor

Fianna Fáil

O’Ryan

Michael J.

Knockalisheen Ballymacarbry Via Clonmel Co. Waterford

Primary School Fianna Fáil Principal

Power

Seanie

Ballyclough Rathgormack Carrick-on-Suir Co. Waterford

Farmer

Fine Gael

Walsh

Sean

9 Bridge Street Portlaw Co. Waterford

Retired

Non-Party

Mary Lynch -Flynn Knockalafalla Carrick-on-Suir Co. Waterford

Mr. Brian White /RFDO5HWXUQLQJ2IÀFHU Waterford City & County Council City Hall The Mall Waterford DATE: 6th May, 2014


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

17

Cllr. Micheál

Comeragh Area

C O S G R OV E

VO T E N o . 1

MICHAEL FLYNN Independent Candidate

VOTE

No.1 • For Professional and Accountable Representation • Continue to develop the infrastructure and environment to enhance our area • Ensure your Local Authority delivers for all the community Mount Odell, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Mobile: 087 2208819 Tel: 058 44532 email: cllrmichealcosgrove@gmail.com

James Merrigan and Damien Flood enjoying the exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts Annual International Art Exhibition 2014, recently.

Candidate to make representations for households not connected to sewer A NUMBER of houses in the Ballinamuck / Kilrush area are not connected to a main sewer pipe, despite the pipe passing quite close to the houses. Independent candidate in the Local Elections, Seamus O’Donnell, said some resi-

dents he spoke to in the area highlighted the matter. “The main sewer pipe runs from Master McGrath to Boreenarue, past Ballinamuck / Kilrush,” said Mr. O’Donnell. “There are a couple of houses in that area that are

not connected to that sewer pipe, even though it passes very close to their houses,” he pointed out. “I will look into this matter and contact the Council to find out why these houses are not connected to the pipe,” Mr. O’Donnell added.

(21-5)

Éi re chun cinn Vo te No 1 and 2 IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE

Your Sinn Féin candidates for the Dungarvan and Lismore electoral area

SIOBHÁN WHELAN Ph: 087 2225648 email: swhelan99@gmail.com

LOUISE BRIERLEY Ph: 087 9565309 email: louisebrierley@ymail.com

Retiring Council staff not replaced STAFF members retiring from Waterford County Council and those availing of the voluntary redundancy scheme, or other forms of special leave, were not replaced, impacting on existing staff in the authority, the Council’s Annual Report for 2013 noted. Due to the continued moratorium on recruitment, retirements and nonrenewal of temporary contracts, staff numbers in Waterford County Council have significantly reduced over the past number of years. While the recruitment embargo and certain staff members retiring has impacted on the Council, the Annual Report for 2013 stated that existing staff have continued to support and co-operate with colleagues and management in the continued effective delivery of services to the public during these trying times. The Council’s Annual Report noted that the challenge will be to continue this quality service and delivery in the face of ever reducing staff numbers. Meanwhile, the Council

is working closely with FÁS on a number of schemes rolled out as part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative. The Council facilitated 13 new placements under the ‘JobBridge’ programme in 2013. In total, the Council has had 70 placements under the scheme. A number of apprentices were also hosted by the Council during 2013 under the Redundant Apprentice Scheme. Last year, the Council sought 32 placements under the National Gateway Scheme (Labour Activation Scheme), which is aimed at getting those on long term unemployment benefits trained and up-skilled through work experience over a 22-month period with the Council. RETIREMENTS IN 2013 According to the Annual Report, there were a total of 15 retirements in 2013 one from indoor staff; nine from outdoor staff; and five from the Fire Service. Six members of staff availed of the voluntary redundancy scheme.

Tel. 087 2875103

Cllr. GER

BARRON Vote No.

1

Vote

1

No.

YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE Tel. 087-6715513 (21-5)


Local Elections - news and views ... Electoral Districts: Dungarvan / Lismore (8 seats); Comeragh (6 seats); Tramore / City West (6 seats); Waterford City East (6 seats); Waterford City South (6 seats)

Only 1 week to go!

Local & European Elections: 23rd May

 TO ADVERTISE your election campaign with us, telephone: 058-41205 / 42042, or email: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie.  Press releases and photographs should be with us by 12 noon on the Monday to ensure inclusion in that week’s edition.

Hogan confirms people will pay more in water charges than claimed - Siobhan Whelan SINN Féin's local election candidate Siobhan Whelan has claimed that Minister Phil Hogan's admission on Tuesday week last that people might pay up to €500 in water charges makes a mockery of the €240 average charge per household announced by the Government last week. She also said that the average charge itself will be far more than €240 after 2016, once subsidies come to an end,

and Irish Water passes on the full cost to consumers. The Sinn Féin Candidate said: "The Minister is only admitting to the vastly higher charges that will be paid by many households because people themselves have been doing their own calculations. In any event, any average figure will encompass a range of low to high. We will also not even know the real level of charges

until the Energy Regulator makes his report in August. "It is my belief that eventually the vast majority of households will be paying a much higher water charge than €240. "That will happen when Irish water is forced to pass the full cost of running the company and the water service on to consumers, as required by the EU Water Directive."

Nugent calls on Council to reinstate coastal erosion defences DUE to the adverse weather conditions witnessed in Ireland in the month of February, the storm that battered the south coast left a trail of destruction in its wake. Councillor Pat Nugent points out that Clonea Beach suffered a considerable degree of damage caused mainly by coastal erosion whereby wave action and tidal currents caused the wearing away of land, beach and dune sediments. Councillor Nugent has highlighted the need to reinstate the defences at

Clonea beach by Waterford County Council.We are now three months on from Storm Darwin and with the peak summer season just around the corner; the effects of the storm damage remain visible and are far from ideal from an aesthetic or safety perspective. Councillor Nugent has also stressed the need for major funding to stop coastal erosion at the castle end of Clonea beach from causing further structural damage to the toilet block which is vulnerable to further poten-

tial storm damage. An example of how these coastal defences can be restored has been provided by a local business person in the caption below, this person has successfully undertaken restorative works of their own accord. Councillor Nugent is now calling on Waterford County Council to act urgently to address this issue and to ensure that Clonea Beach is restored to highlight its natural beauty in advance of the peak tourist season.

Independent candidate challenges EirGrid EIRGRID has been accused of picking a proposed route for its Gridlink project, through County Waterford, back in 2011, before any public consultation was carried out. Independent Local Election candidate, Midi De Paor Walsh, has challenged EirGrid to produce all 2010 and 2011 documentation in relation to Gridlink following the revelation that the Semi-State company picked a proposed route through County Waterford in 2011. “This is route KRA8 that runs from the Knockaraha substation onto Clonmult, Knockanore, Aglish, Dungarvan, Lemybrien, Kilmacthomas, Carrigeen, and Kilmacow finishing at the Great Island substation,” said Ms. Walsh, a native of the Gaeltacht in West Waterford. She accused EirGrid of wanting to keep the people of County Waterford “in the dark” about their proposed plans, because they did not advertise consultation one

and two in the local newspapers. The 35,000 submissions received show how badly EirGrid miscalculated, how badly they got this wrong,” she said. Ms.Walsh said the revelation about the EirGrid choosing the route back in 2011 renders the independent panel set up by Minister

A map showing the route KRA8.

Pat Rabbitte in early 2014 as “impotent”. “We must all unite, stand together, and fight tooth and nail against this grossly unfair and unlawful decision; unlawful under the terms of the Aarhus convention - public participation when all options are available. I certainly will fight this,” she added.

Independent Local Election Candidate, Midi De Paor Walsh.

Dermot Kirwan at the old Waterford/Cork road junction.

Traffic issues at Kilmacthomas area - Kirwan DERMOT Kirwan Independent Candidate raises two traffic issues in the Kilmacthomas area. The first being the parking outside St Declan’s Secondary school when over One hundred and fifty cars converge at the school at 3:45pm to pick up children. With the high cost of school bus fares, parents are opting to pick up the kids with their own cars and are carpooling with neighbours and friends. The unfinished footpaths from the school gates to the old Waterford/Cork road forces pupils to virtually walk in the centre of the road at great risk while looking for their parent’s car. Dermot will be asking the County Manager to prioritise the building of footpaths to the Well Road and proper

parking facilities outside the school. The second problem is access to the Main Road going to Waterford at Percy Kirwan Bridge in Kilmacthomas. Divers turning right for Waterford are having to run a greater risk of having a traffic accident trying to get across the road with noticeable greater traffic volumes with the economic recovery. Dermot says that there has been one fatal accident at this spot already and an access or slip road should be constructed at the Kilmacthomas side to allow traffic to merge coming from the village and St Declan’s school which is one of the largest in the county and city. He promises to make sure these issues are dealt with if elected to the new Waterford Council.

Independent candidate gives commitment to pursue placement of roundabout at Cushcam AN Independent candidate in the Local Elections has given a commitment that if elected, he will pursue road safety measures at Cushcam Cross on the N25 at Garranbane. Seamus O’Donnell, from Old Parish, said that if elected, he is giving a commitment to the people of Cushcam, Deelish, and Ballinroad, that he will work to ensure a roundabout is put in place at Cushcam Cross, as well as a single lane of traffic with a

crash barrier running along the centre of the road. “I will also work to ensure that the speed limit is reduced to 50 km/h at that location and have a pedestrian crossing installed there as well,” said Mr. O’Donnell. Last March, Mr. O’Donnell highlighted that there is growing concern amongst residents living in the Cushcam / Ballinroad / Pike areas that the National Roads Authority may have plans to close off the

Independent candidate Seamus O’Donnell.

Cushcam junction onto the N25. He said that closing off the junction would have a devastating effect on the local communities who regularly use the junction.


Local Elections - news and views ... VOTE There’s method to his madness WITH Election Day looming a first time candidate, Michael Wright (Independent) shares his experiences of his campaign trail debut to date. Wright is quick with an answer to the first question as to what is key to campaigning. “A good pair of shoes!” he says with a smile, “there’s a lot of walking involved in canvassing, so even if I’m not elected I’ll be after getting plenty of exercise.” The neophyte candidate is keen however to point out that he is not aimlessly rambling the west of the county, “I’m taking a methodical approach to try to cover as much ground and meet as many people as possible, but my downfall is I can’t stop myself from staying ages at loads of houses but that’s what happens when you get a great welcome nearly everywhere you go, so I’m not complaining.” The candidate asserts that he is not at a disadvantage relative to his competitors representing established and well-resourced political parties. “The other candidates might have a lot of support behind them from ministers visiting them and from their party headquarters, but sure you don’t need a party machine behind you when you are a party machine,” he says

with a hearty laugh before adding on a more serious note that he respects and admires anybody who has the courage of their convictions to put themselves before their fellow citizens for electoral consideration. Wright remarked that many people are telling him that they are taking a new interest in the elections as a result of his candidature. “A lot of people, young and not so young, are telling me that only for me they’d have no interest in the election, so I hope that by putting my name forward I’ve done my bit to get people out voting.” It would appear then that being best known as a larger than life DJ and entertainer is actually more of a help than a hindrance. Wright agrees wholeheartedly, “yes thank God, I can’t get over it but I’m delighted to say that people don’t see me as a novelty candidate. Business people I’ve met see me as a fellow sole trader like themselves who just happens to have an unusual business, so they know that I know how tough things are for small businesses. A lot of couples I’ve met remember me from their weddings so they know that I’m in tune with the issues facing families with young

kids, like needing access to playgrounds or wanting to be able to walk or cycle to school safely. Mostly, people know that I’m an ordinary genuine person.” Encountering a first time candidate begs the question as to whether voters he meets are concerned about his lack of political experience, to which the candidate provides an emphatic answer. “No, the exact opposite actually; people see my lack of previous political experience as a good thing. They’re looking for someone new, energetic and independent. For years in this country we were told we had the best and most experienced people running the show and they ended up running the country into the ground. People are definitely looking for someone new to vote for, even if it’s only to send a message to the powers that be to let them know that they need to get their act together. People

are fairly fed up with political parties, which might be a bit harsh on the councillors that represent them but they are the ones that people see as defending their indefensible leaders when they do things like show blind loyalty to someone like Alan Shatter instead of sticking up for an honest Guard trying to do his job. It’s blind loyalty to political parties that helped get us into the mess we’re in as a country, so voters are definitely questioning themselves a lot more about how best to use their vote. They’re afraid that they’ll get more of the same bickering and spin regardless of what party they vote for. To paraphrase Einstein, the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. People are after realising that if they want different results they have to vote different and they can’t get much more different than me.” The candidate reports that many voters he meets are angry and frustrated but he says, “I try to keep people positive like I am myself, because it’s hard to get anything done if you start off negative; I tell people: don’t get mad, get the Madhatter!”

FG / Labour must stand up for local Post Offices - Tobin COMMUNITIES across Waterford are at risk of losing yet another vital local service as Post Offices face the renewed threat of closure, according to Cllr. James Tobin. The Fianna Fáil candidate for DungarvanLismore has called on the government TDs to put a stop to the threatened attack on rural post offices in this region. "Our local communities have lost far too many local services in recent years. Our community garda services have been cut, bank branches have closed down, many local businesses have been forced to shut their doors, jobs have been lost, funding for local services has been cut and our small schools are facing a third year of cuts. And now our post office are at very real risk of closure," said Cllr. Tobin.

"Post offices are a strategic asset and the threat to the rural post office network needs to be taken seriously. So far the Government has done absolutely nothing to intervene as fears mount that over 500 post offices could soon be shut down. Postmasters say that the rural network could be 'decimated' within two years. There has also been rumours that ‘Post Points’ may be located in supermarkets which would offer similar services to Post Offices. If this were to happen then it could sound the death knell for the Post Office network” stated Cllr. Tobin. “I find it ironic that Minister Pat Rabbitte said this week that the contract for the new driving licence system should have been awarded to An Post. It is easy to say these things after the event.

Why didn’t Minister Rabbitte mention this when the tender was put out? It is cynical in the extreme for the Minister to come out with these comments when so many Post Offices are closing and under threat of being shut. "Advancements in technology do not have to spell the end of our post offices. Fianna Fáil has published proposals to enhance the post office network and secure the future of rural post offices”. The document, calls on the Government to: Increase the commercial activity of post offices; Expand An Post's financial services; Allow post office to become a centre for all state payments and charges; Create shared community services and multi-purpose space in rural post offices; and

MICHAEL

WRIGHT VOTE No.

1

INDEPENDENT

FOR DUNGARVAN & LISMORE LOCAL ELECTORAL AREA

… MA KE YO UR VO TE MATT ER VO TE FO R TH E HATT ER !

MADHATTER Send your campaign advertisements to: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie Tel: 058-41205 / 42042

Friday, 23rd May, 2014 YOUR FIANNA FÁIL TEAM FOR THE LOCAL AND EUROPEAN ELECTIONS Dungarvan – Lismore Local Electoral Area

VOTE Cllr. James Tobin.

Provide internet and printing facilities in rural post offices where appropriate. "The local post office is the heart of so many communities across Waterford and its loss would come as another major blow to community life. It's time for the Government to stand up for local Post Offices. I am urging our 3 Government TDs in Waterford to start taking this threat seriously and consider Fianna Fáil's constructive proposals to save our Post Offices," concluded Cllr. Tobin.

In order of your preference 1, 2, 3

Cllr. James Tobin Cllr. Ann-Marie Rossiter Cllr. Tom Cronin


Local Elections - news and views ... Local Elections to be hotly contested with record number of candidates competing for 32 seats WITH just over a week to go until the 2014 Local Elections, it looks to be a very hotly contested campaign, with 26 candidates competing for a total of 14 seats in the West / Mid Waterford constituencies. In total across the five Waterford electoral areas (Dungarvan / Lismore; Comeragh; Tramore / City West; Waterford City East; and Waterford City South) there are 73 candidates contesting for 32 seats. There are 14 candidates vying for eight seats in the Dungarvan / Lismore electoral area and 12 candidates contesting for six seats in the Comeragh electoral area. Fine Gael have a total of seven candidates in the field for Dungarvan / Lismore and Comeragh electoral areas, while Labour have a total of three candidates; Fianna Fáil have a total of six

candidates; Sinn Féin have a total of three candidates; while there are a total of six candidates who are ‘Non-Party / Independent’ and one Direct Democracy Ireland candidate. On the East side of the county, there are 18 candidates in the Tramore / City West electoral area contesting for six seats; 15 candidates are contesting for six seats in the Waterford City East electoral area; while 14 candidates are contesting for six seats in the Waterford City South electoral area. Fine Gael have a total of seven candidates running in the East Waterford electoral areas; Labour has a total of three candidates; Fianna Fáil has a total of six candidates; Sinn Féin has a total of five candidates; the Workers Party have three candidates; People Before Profit have one candidate; and Direct Democracy Ireland have two candidates, while there

are a total of 19 Non-Party / Independent candidates in the East. Across the whole county and city, Non-Party / Independent candidates make up the most of those running, with 25 candidates in total contesting the Local Elections. This is followed by Fine Gael, who are running a total of 14 candidates; followed by Fianna Fáil with 12 candidates; Sinn Féin, with eight candidates; Labour, with six candidates; the Workers’ Party and Direct Democracy Ireland have three candidates each; and finally, People Before Profit, who are running one candidate. The Local Elections will be held in tandem with the EU elections, next Friday, 23rd May, 2014. EU ELECTIONS - IRELAND SOUTH There are a total of 15 candidates contesting four seats in the Ireland South

Gilmore joins Ger on Comeragh Campaign Trail THE Tánaiste took to the campaign trail in Kilmac recently, where he joined local election candidate in the Comeragh area, Cllr.

Ger Barron. “I was delighted to be joined by Eamon Gilmore during a canvass in my hometown of

An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Cllr. Ger Barron viewing the plan of the Deise Greenway in Kilmacthomas Library recently.

Kilmacthomas,” said Ger Barron, who is running for re-election on May 23rd. “The Labour Leader spent time talking to shoppers and local business owners in Kilmacthomas, and was very well received. We discussed the Deise Greenway - a project I’ve championed from the beginning, and which recently was awarded funding by the Minister for Public and Commuter Transport, my government colleague, Alan Kelly for completion of the section from Clonea to Durrow. The Tánaiste also had time for a stroll by the Kilmacthomas River Walk and I was proud to show him this. The River Walk is a pet project of mine and which I’ve worked very successfully with the County Council on, and I’m delighted to say that it’s used by both locals and visitors to the town. I impressed upon Eamon Gilmore the need to preserve and protect the natural beauty of the Comeragh area. From talking to local business owners the issue of commercial rates arose, and was highlighted as something we need to work on in future. “I’m pleased that I was able to show the Tánaiste the beauty of my local area in the Comeraghs, and that he took time to meet locals and discuss their issues.”

constituency. Fine Gael have three candidates, sitting MEP Seán Kelly, Deirdre Clune, and Simon Harris. Labour is running their current MEP, Phil Prendergast as a lone candidate. Fianna Fáil is running their sitting MEP, Brian Crowley, and Kieran Hartley. Sinn Féin have one candidate, Liadh Ní Riada. The Green Party have one candidate running, Grace O’Sullivan. Direct Democracy Ireland are running one candidate, Jan Van De Ven. Fís Nua are running one candidate, Dónal Ó Ríordáin. Catholic Democrats (The National Party) are running one candidate, Theresa Heaney. There are four independent candidates for Ireland South, Diarmuid

O’Flynn; Jillian Godsil; Richard Cahill; and Peter O’Loughlin. EU ELECTIONS NATIONWIDE Ireland sends a total of 11 MEPs to Brussels from its three constituencies Dublin (three seats); Midlands / North West (four seats); and South (four seats). Across all the three EU Irish constituencies, Fine Gael have six candidates; Labour have three candidates; Fianna Fáil have five candidates; Sinn Féin have four candidates; the Green Party have three candidates; the Socialist Party have one candidate; People Before Profit have one candidate; Direct Democracy Ireland have four candidates; Fís Nua have three candidates; Catholic Democrats (The National Party) have one candidate; while there are 11 independent / nonparty candidates.

List of West / Mid Waterford candidates in 2014 local elections

* denotes a sitting Councillor

ELECTORAL AREA: DUNGARVAN / LISMORE ... Number of seats - 8

NAME

ADDRESS

OCCUPATION

PARTY

Micheál Cosgrove* Pat Nugent* Damien Geoghegan* Declan Doocey* John Pratt* Nicky Sheehan* James Tobin* Ann Marie Rossiter* Tom Cronin* Siobhán Whelan Louise Brierley Michael Wright Midi De Paor Walsh Seamus O’Donnell

Mount Odell, Dungarvan Carrigroe, Dungarvan 64 Silversprings, Dungarvan Ballinaraha, Lismore 49 Woodview Park, Tallow 75 Springfield, Dungarvan Ballyhamlet, Tallow 14 O’Connell Street, Dungarvan Lissarow, Ardmore Carriglea, Dungarvan 63 New Street, Lismore 3 Congress Villas, Dungarvan Curraghmoreen, Cappoquin Loskeran, Old Parish

Technical Manager Milk Advisor Public Representative Farmer / Public Representative Public Representative Public Representative Farmer Dry Cleaner Farmer Health Care Assistant Piano Teacher Driver Unemployed Publican

FINE GAEL FINE GAEL FINE GAEL FINE GAEL LABOUR LABOUR FIANNA FÁIL FIANNA FÁIL FIANNA FÁIL SINN FÉIN SINN FÉIN NON-PARTY NON-PARTY NON-PARTY

ELECTORAL AREA: COMERAGH ... Number of seats - 6

NAME

ADDRESS

OCCUPATION

PARTY

Liam Brazil* Seanie Power Brendán Coffey* Ger Barron* Michael J. O’Ryan* John O’Leary* Mary Butler Declan Clune Dr. David James

Grawn, Kilmacthomas Ballyclough, Rathgormack Coolfin, Portlaw Treacy’s Hill, Kilmacthomas Knockalisheen, Ballymacarbry Blacknock, Kilmeaden Coolroe, Portlaw Ballycahane, Portlaw Ballyshunnock, Kilmacthomas

Branch Manager Farmer Business Planner Public Representative Primary School Principal County Councillor Shop Assistant Business Development Mngr. Family Doctor

Sean Walsh Michael Flynn Dermot Kirwan

9 Bridge Street, Portlaw Retired Knockalafalla, Carrick-on-Suir Farmer Garronmillon Lower, Kilmacthomas Sales Director

FINE GAEL FINE GAEL FINE GAEL LABOUR FIANNA FÁIL FIANNA FÁIL FIANNA FÁIL SINN FÉIN DIRECT DEMOCRACY IRELAND NON-PARTY NON-PARTY NON-PARTY


Local Elections - news and views ... “HELP ME TO HELP YOU IN COMERAGH”

Cllr. Declan Doocey (candidate in Dungarvan / Lismore) pictured with Cllr. Nora Flynn (retiring) and Sean Kelly MEP (candidate in the European Election for Ireland South).

Cllr. Declan Doocey – candidate for Dungarvan/Lismore – pictured with his wife Rita (nee O'Connor) whose childhood home was No. 5, St. Brigid Terrace, Dungarvan.

Poll suggests South East to be left without voice in Europe MEP for Ireland South and candidate in the forthcoming European election, Phil Prendergast, has expressed her concern that the South East would be left without a voice in the European Parliament after May 23rd, if current polls were to be realised. Ms. Prendergast said: "There is a real danger that for the first time since 1979 the South East will be without its own representative in the European

Parliament. This would undoubtedly have a negative impact on a region already reeling from disproportionate levels of joblessness and a lack of strategic investment. "Recent polling shows three candidates elected from Cork and one from Kerry.This would obviously massively disenfranchise the people of the South East in Europe for the next five years. "I am asking people in the South

East to support my candidacy. As someone who was born in Kilkenny, trained as a nurse in Waterford and living for over 30 years in Tipperary, I am embedded in the South East and I know too well the struggles facing families and communities in the region. I am asking people to done the county colours and ensure the South East has a strong voice in Europe for the next five years."

• The re-opening of Garda stations in the country areas, meaning better security for us all, but especially the elderly and the isolated and the vulnerable; • Irish jobs – if the millions that are currently being paid to Industrial wind-farms can be used to subsidise Irish biomass farmers, a thriving industry and the creation of a lot of good and permanent jobs is guaranteed. I do not support the water charge or the household tax and I will do all in my power to work with independent candidates at national level to reverse these unjust taxes. I will work towards an all-inclusive county development plan, one that considers and involves our neighbouring counties, after all Ireland is too small a country to be ignoring each other or vying for political points. I will work towards lowering Council Business

rates to an absolute minimum. We need to support our vibrant small local businesses, not add direct and indirect costs that make survival next to impossible. We must stand together and fight the continuing and ongoing assault on rural Ireland. We must retain what we have; Schools and local Post Offices must be protected and our local Garda Stations must be acknowledged as a vital and welcome part of rural life. The new all county council needs strong rural representation that seeks to protect and value the west of Waterford. I believe in a strong and vibrant rural county and will work to maintain rural service levels, this is highly important in the new united all Waterford council. Your West Waterford vote is very important in the new Council, I would be delighted to have the loan of your vote for the

(21-5)

Labour MEP for Ireland South, Phil Prendergast.

Mary

Independent candidate Midi Walsh - an introduction MIDI is a native of An Sean Phobal and is married to Noel and a mother of three children. She lives with her family in Ballinameelagh. Midi has extensive Council experience, having worked there for thirteen years, she understands how to get work done. “I have been prominent in the Pylon/Wind Turbine debate over the last year with Deise against Pylons and Re-Think-Pylons. Did you know that THREE BILLION EURO could be saved if we stopped Grid25 and converted Moneypoint to biomass? Can you imagine what could be done with that sort of money? • The repair and improvement of our national schools, meaning better education for our children; • The funding of Post Offices to prevent their closure, ensuring our elderly do not have to travel too far for their pensions;

Cllrmjoryan@waterfordcoco.ie 087 6683346 Please continue your preferences for BUTLER, Mary & O’LEARY, John

Midi de Paor Walsh, who is standing as an Independent candidate in the local elections. next 5 years, I promise to take good care of it, for You and for County Waterford. I stand as an Independent candidate, independent of mind and policy. I encourage you all to Vote on May the 23rd, your vote is important and I ask you to take the time to exercise it. I have a small quantity of election posters that are mainly placed outside our Schools, I will make a donation to Louise McGrath's 'Shave or Dye' fundraiser in aid of the Irish Cancer Soceity, her details can be found on Facebook.

Butler Local Comeragh Election Candidate

Vote No.1 “What I start I finish”


22

NEWS

Waterford County Council Comhairle Chontae Phort Láirge COMHAIRLE CATHRACH PHORT LÁIRGE

NOTICE OF POLL Local Authority: WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL Local Electoral Area: WATERFORD CITY EAST 1. A poll for the election of members for this local electoral area will be taken on Friday, 23rd of May 2014, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m..

Whelan highlighted gaps between Irish Water and local authorities

Surname

Carey

Other name(s)

John

Address

Post Office Square Passage East Co. Waterford

Fine Gael Public Representative

Cunningham

Tom

17 Blenheim Heights Waterford

Quantity Surveyor

Daniels

Davy

32 Viewmount Park Waterford

Non-Party Public Representative

D’Arcy

Jim

18 Asgard Avenue Grange Manor Waterford

Teacher

Leperstown Dunmore East Co. Waterford

Sinn Féin Public Representative

Fitzgerald

Mc Carthy

McGrath

Pat

Larry

Eamon

58 Fiodh Mor Ferrybank Waterford

Unemployed

Ballygarron Dunmore East Co. Waterford

Farmer

Sharon Kelly 1 Cuan na Greine Passage East Co. Waterford

Local Authority: WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL Local Electoral Area: WATERFORD CITY SOUTH

Surname

Other name(s)

Fine Gael

Bernadette Fitzgerald Leperstown Dunmore East Co. Waterford

Direct Democracy Ireland

Sinn Féin local election candidate Siobhán Whelan highlights the repairs to the road in Silversprings, Dungarvan, which has begun to sink.

Fianna Fáil

Business Owner

Non-Party

Michael Garland 8 Chestnut Drive Viewmount Park Waterford City

Murphy

Liz

14 St. Alphonsus Road Waterford

Business Consultant

Fianna Fáil

Maurice Downey Fairview 19 Newtown Road Waterford

Quirke

Joan

47 Farran Park Waterford City

Carer

People Before Profit Alliance

Roche

Mary

13 Sylvan Drive Grantstown Park Dunmore Road Waterford

Public Non-Party Representative

Walsh

Jack

33 Grange Heights Waterford

Community Worker

The Labour Party

Walsh

John D. 22 The Grange John’s Hill Waterford

Direct Marketing Consultant

Non-Party

Neil

108 Viewmount Park Waterford

Self Employed

25 The Village Ballygunner Waterford

Student

Fianna Fáil

John Ryan 4 Coppinger Court Waterford

Aidan Deegan 24 Sylvan Close Grantstown Park Waterford

Mr. Brian White /RFDO5HWXUQLQJ2IÀFHU Waterford City & County Council City Hall The Mall Waterford DATE: 6th May, 2014

SINN Féin local election candidate Siobhan Whelan has again highlighted the gaps which currently exist between Irish Water and local authorities. “I was contacted by residents of the Silver Springs Estate who inform me that Irish Water repaired a leak in the estate and carried out a repair job on the road after repairing the leak, unfortunately the road has already begun to sink. Residents do not know who is responsible for the repair of the road?” “There is a huge amount of frustration amongst the public at present given all the delays being put in place by the Government to stop the announcement of what the water charge will be per household, the public are telling me that they are already struggling with all of the austerity taxes already in place, I fear that water charges will have a further detrimental impact on family incomes.” “To the best of my knowledge installation of meters is not planned to begin in Waterford until late 2014/ early 2015, many residents have also questioned me on this as they plan on protesting once Irish Water attempt to undertake this work.

Address

Description Occupation Name of Name and address Political of proposer, if any Party, if any

Barry

Donal

17 German Road St. John’s Park Waterford

Information Officer

Non-Party

Brennan

Breda

62 St Herblain Park Waterford City

Unemployed

Sinn Féin

Cummins

John

34 Ursuline Court Waterford

Teacher/Public Representative

Fine Gael

Hearne

John

230 Larchville Waterford

City Councillor

Sinn Féin

Hogan

Gary

2 Laurel Park Cherrymount Waterford

Student

Direct Democracy Ireland

Moore

Willie

161 Clonard Park Ballybeg Waterford

Unemployed

The Workers’ Party

Robert Kennedy 91 Ballybeg Close Waterford

Murphy

Jason

275 Larchville Waterford

Self Employed

Fianna Fáil

Michael Murphy 3 Shearwater Close Lauradell Waterford

Murphy

Tom

49 Ballybeg Court Waterford

Unemployed

Non-Party

Nolan

Keith

106 Sycamore Road Moonvoy Valley Tramore Co. Waterford

Unemployed

Non-Party

O’Brien

David

103 Cannon Street Waterford City

Building Contractor

Non-Party

Thomas Doherty 8 Ozier Park Waterford

O’Neill

Cha

12 Shannon Drive Avondale Kilcohan Waterford City

Public Representative

Non-Party

Elizabeth Sheridan 18A Rice Park Waterford

Reinhardt

Seán

90 Central Avenue Lisduggan Waterford

City Councillor

Non-Party

Eoin Reinhardt 90 Central Avenue Lisduggan Waterford

Ryan

Seamus

4 Ursuline Court Waterford

Librarian

The Labour Sean Roche 105 Roanmore Party Park Waterford

Walsh

Eddie

63 Roselawn Tramore Co. Waterford

Retired

Non-Party

Fine Gael

Knockboy Dunmore Road Waterford

Adam Gary

NOTICE OF POLL

Name and address of proposer, if any

Eddie

Wyse

COMHAIRLE CATHRACH PHORT LÁIRGE

2. The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:-

Mulligan

White

Waterford County Council Comhairle Chontae Phort Láirge

1. A poll for the election of members for this local electoral area will be taken on Friday, 23rd of May 2014, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m..

2. The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:Description Occupation Name of Political Party, if any

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

David Cullinane 1 Maple Terrace Lisduggan Waterford

Mr. Brian White /RFDO5HWXUQLQJ2IÀFHU Waterford City & County Council City Hall The Mall Waterford DATE: 6th May, 2014


23

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Kieran Hartley commits to giving South East a voice in Europe WHEN Mahon Bridge resident, Kieran Hartley, took up the baton for his community and led the charge against the might of EirGrid and their plans to run super-sized pylons through County Waterford, little did he realise that just over a year later, that issue, along with many other issues affecting Waterford and the South East, would result in him standing for election to the EU parliament. “The ordinary person is not being represented and there is a huge disconnect between what’s going on in the EU and on the ground locally,” said Mr. Hartley. “I was angered by what I saw with the pylons energy debate and the way it was thrust upon the people without their opinion,” he said. Through his work with ‘The Book People’, Mr. Hartley said the business covers rural parts of the country and he is in regular contact with people on the ground. “I’ve seen the devastation of a simple service being taken out of rural communities, such as Post Offices,” he said. He said one thing he would not let happen, whether elected or not, is the placing of pylons through County Waterford. “The people weren’t given a choice in this matter, it was thrust upon them and those directly affected weren’t being consulted on how it will affect their lives,” said Mr. Hartley. “Look at Minister Ruairi Quinn and the revision of the Junior Certificate exams. He didn’t ask the teachers, he just implemented changes without asking those directly affected. “Look at our health system, we have a hospital that is not fit for purpose. “There were 25,000 people who marched against the downgrading of services, yet 11 consultants have gone out of the hospital. “The cardiac unit closes at 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, so don’t have a heart attack after 5.30 p.m. Our services are being eroded and they are at dangerous levels. “We can’t keep cutting back a service which is on its knees.” Mr. Hartley said he will not see communities being pulled apart and the EirGrid plan has united

Kieran Hartley, Fianna Fáil candidate for the Ireland South Constituency in the European elections. communities. “That is heartening, because there is a will,” he said. Mr. Hartley said that as a businessman, he has to physically get up and work to generate a revenue. “Why is a politician any different? A politician should be out working and I will give the same commitment which I put into my job, into representing the people at a European level, if I’m elected. “I am not going to go to Europe for five years and disappear. I will be here, attending functions and asking people what they want.” Mr. Hartley said he would be fighting for communities in the South East, at a European level. He voiced concern at the decimation of rural communities which are being chipped away at through the erosion of services, such as Post Office closures, and Garda barrack closures. “We are eroding our services by death by a thousand cuts. We have to start putting our services in place before any multi-nationals will come here,” said Mr. Hartley. “Multi-nationals look at what services we have such as the health service, education, water and electricity supply, railway, roads and ports. Each one of those services is damaged through cuts.” Mr. Hartley said Ireland, particularly the South East, needs a strong voice in Europe. He said Ireland needs to draw down on all the funding available. “There are politicians sent to represent us in Europe, but they are not drawing down on funding what the ordinary person needs. That has to stop,” he said. “We are not being represented the way we should be.” Mr. Hartley admitted

that many people will be disillusioned with politics. “I don’t want to see my children raised in this country and then exported.That is not good enough. We have to get back our services, not top paid managers who are creaming off the excess while our frontline services are stressed and trying to keep a family on a pittance. “We can’t continue to govern out country like this which is why we need a fresh new voice, coming from a business background who has never been in politics before.” In relation to Mr. Hartley joining the Fianna Fail party, he said that a political party cannot be changed from the outside. “You won’t change them, unless Fianna Fail is changed from within,” he said. “What happened to us in 2008 when Fianna Fail were in power was wrong. But I’m trying to bring an honest, fresh view into politics. I will keep representing the people who I see are being unfairly treated, because society has to change.” He said that ‘politician’ is seen by some people as a ‘dirty word’. “Many people are so disillusioned with politics, but if I see something is wrong, I am not going to stand idly by and say its right because my party tells me. I should not have my beliefs thrust upon me by a political party because it is good for the party, that is wrong.” Mr. Hartley said he believes a candidate cannot go to Europe as an Independent and have a strong voice. “You need to be part of a grouping,” he said. “I will be aligned to ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe). They have a serious lobbying group and are the third biggest party in Europe, with ‘middle of the road’ politics.” Mr. Hartley said that just because he is part of a political party (Fianna Fáil), it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an independent voice. Mr. Hartley said his campaigning helped to change some of Fianna Fail’s policies, as well as instigated a change in the energy policy of Ireland. “If we don’t get our energy policy right going into the future, we’ll bankrupt the country again.”

Mr. Hartley noted that Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte is to open a submission process on how the country produces energy. “The path we are going down at the moment, with pylons and wind turbines, will decimate this country and affect tourism, health, jobs and industry,” he said. “If we have high energy costs, blue chip companies won’t want to come here.” Mr. Hartley is married with two children and lives with this family in Mahon Bridge. He has worked for multinationals at a high management level. Mr. Hartley took over the family business ‘The Book People’ when his father fell ill at the time. “I liked working in the area and for the family business and I stayed at it. I like meeting people and helping people,” he said. “Yes, people are sceptical of politicians, but I am not a politician and there is no political history or dynasty behind me. I am fresh young enthusiastic and passionate. I have a passion to represent the ordinary people. “Yes, people are right to be sceptical of political parties because all we’ve got from them is the same story that they will change, but they don’t change. Unless the people go out and vote on 23rd May, it will stay the same.” Mr. Hartley called on everyone in County Waterford and the South East to vote for people whom they believe will work and achieve things, and not to vote for personalities and celebrities. “If there are people who are sceptical at all, just look at what I tried to achieve with the pylons.That is systematic of what I’ll do in Europe. Political figures and policy was changed within Fianna Fáil and that was done in the past seven weeks. Imagine what I could do in five years if I’m given the chance to represent the people of Waterford and South East area, which is seriously underfunded and decimated. The region is on its knees.” Mr. Hartley said he would be a pro-active MEP if elected. He said he will bring an honest, fresh view into politics and called on everyone in Waterford and South East region to vote for him on 23rd May next.

As seen on “Dragon’s Den” Free whisk with Lily’s Matcha Tea (while stocks last) 54 Main Street, Dungarvan. Tel./Fax: 058 23901 facebook.com/BlastaWholefoods

Welcome to …

Local based company in Dungarvan Eco Power Steam cleans … • Carpets • Upholstery • Windows • Patios • Guttering • Cars • Showers • Roofs • After renovations

• • • • •

Driveways Homes Grouting Offices plus much more

Eco Power Steam is friendly on the pocket!

POWER WASH SERVICE ALSO AVAILABLE Now is the time to clean the moss from your roofs, gutters, paths, patios, driveways!!! If you are looking for somebody who can do dirty jobs and give your home a new lease of life and if you want to come back to a beautifully refreshed place – just call!

SPRING CLEANING – DON’T WAIT, MAKE A DATE AND HAVE EVERYTHING SPICK AND SPAN!!! CAR VALETING SERVICE We will valet your car right outside your door – you don’t have to move! Car valeting service is everything inside and out, from top to bottom! Car valeting starts from €50!

e-mail: ecopowersteam@gmail.com www.ecopowersteam.ie to view Eco Power Steam in action! PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Call: JOANNA 087 7458241


24

FEATURE

eurolink south B J

Y ESSIE

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

MAGEE

A LOOK AT WHAT OUR MEPS ARE SAYING

EU Road Safety law will save lives on Irish Roads A NEW EU directive strengthening the crossborder enforcement of road traffic legislation will save lives and reduce injuries on the whole island of Ireland, it was claimed this week. The law, which ensures that motorists face fines and other penalties for breaking traffic laws when driving in another country, has already been in place across the EU since last year. But until now, it has not been enforced in Ireland or the UK. Since it was incorrectly billed as a “police cooperation” measure rather than a “road safety” measure, the Irish and British governments were not obliged to opt in and failed to do so. However, this week, the European Court of Justice decided to replace the

existing directive with new legislation billed as a road safety measure under the EU treaties, meaning that all countries are automatically obliged to sign up.The new law, due to take effect in a year’s time, will allow for the mutual recognition of penalty points in all member states. It will mean authorities across the EU can exchange information on drivers concerning eight major road traffic offences including speeding, drinkdriving, using a mobile phone while driving or not wearing a seat belt. Commenting on the ECJ ruling, Labour MEP Emer Costello said the revamped laws will mean dangerous drivers will be pursued and sanctioned no matter where they live. “Authorities in the

Republic and in Northern Ireland have spent years trying to achieve the mutual recognition of penalty points on the island, with little success. This new EU directive provides an EU-wide framework to resolve the issue for once and for all,” said Costello. EU research shows that drivers are three times more likely to commit an offence abroad than in their own country, and that drivers licensed in other member states account for up to a quarter of road traffic offences in border areas. Ireland was one of only two EU member states to report an increase in road deaths last year. 190 people were killed on Irish roads last year, a rise of 19 per cent on the previous year.

MEP flooded with calls after number printed on leaflet LABOUR MEP Phil Prendergast was connecting with her constituents a little more than planned this week, after her mobile phone nunber was accidentally printed on election leaflets sent to over 800,000 households. The blunder led to the Ireland South MEP getting over 100 phone calls within 48 hours of the “Litir Um Thoghcháin” leaflets being delivered. Speaking on the campaign trail, Prendergast said the incident has highlighted for her the stark

reality of rural isolation, as so many of the calls have been from lonely older people. “While some of the calls have been prank calls from young people or people dissatisfied with the government, the vast majority of those who have phoned me have been older people who seem just to want to chat,” she said. “It is absolutely heartbreaking to listen to people who have contributed so much to society, who have worked all their lives, living

in such isolated circumstances where their only visitor is the postman. I spoke to one woman for half an hour who actually started to cry as she told me about her life and her family,” said Prendergast. The Labour MEP has written to the Minister for Social Protection asking her to make special provision in this year’s budget to tackle the issue of rural isolation and reach out to the huge numbers of older people disconnected from their communities.

Government should actively support EU-Wide Bankers’ levy THE government’s decision not to oppose a European tax on financial transactions has been hailed by Irish MEPs as a welcome development towards a more “socially progressive” Europe. It comes after Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Ireland would not join Britain and Sweden in their planned legal challenge to the proposed European Financial Transaction Tax, known as FTT. The UK has expressed fears that the tax could hinder investment in the city of London. Independent MEP Marian Harkin praised Minister Noonan for not opposing the historic tax, which will be the first enhanced cooperation agreement between member states on taxation. She said the FTT as proposed by Germany and France provided the basis for developing a more “social Europe”. “The fact that the FTT is to be used to combat poverty and offset the adverse

effects of climate change is a very welcome development and hopefully indicative of a fresh policy development in the EU,” said Ms Harkin. However fellow Independent MEP Nessa Childers urged Minister Noonan to go further by actively supporting the FTT, which she claimed could eventually benefit Ireland to the tune of €500 million annually. “We need this tax, which is an important step towards achieving greater tax equality. Ireland has an awful lot to gain and we should be assuming a much stronger line in favour of it. Financial institutions should pay their own way,” said Ms Childers. She called on Minister Noonan to join the ten EU member states that plan to gradually start imposing the tax on trading shares and some derivatives from the beginning of 2016.

The Pike first Annual Social at Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan (16/12/1965) – Back row: Jim Hayes, Michael Barron, Paddy Collender, Nick Casey, James Keating, Noel Fitzgerald, Monnie Connors, John Hayes, Garry Morrissey, Michael Keating, Henry Fitzgerald, Tony Veale, Michael Veale, Tom Bowe. Front row: Monnie Fennell, Noel Power, John Morrissey, Pat Gordon, Fr. M. Walsh, Anthony Hayes.

New Framework for Public Engagement and Participation SECTION 46 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 enables local authorities to take all appropriate steps to consult with and promote effective participation of local communities in local government. A new framework for public engagement and participation, to be called “The Public Participation Network (PPN)” will be developed within each local authority area to enable the public to take an active formal role in the policy mak-

ing and oversight activities of the Local Authority’s areas of responsibility. This framework will replace the existing Community Forum structure. The PPN will be the main link through which the local authority connects with the community, voluntary and environmental sectors to facilitate and enable the public and the organisations to articulate a diverse range of views and interests within the Local Government system.

The PPN will also facilitate input by the public into local government through a structure that ensures public participation and representation on decision-making committees and bodies within local government. County Waterford Community Forum will work as an advisory body with the local authority to establish the Public Participation Network framework in the coming months in Waterford. As a member of the Community

Forum your organisation is in an excellent position to become part of this new structure with the ensuing opportunities to input effectively into Local Government decision making. We will keep you up to date over the next few weeks on any further information but in the meantime if you have any queries please email johalloran@waterfordcoco.i e or call 058-21193/0861723298.

Poorly diagnosed Ankle Pain can often be a High Ankle Sprain By

Tomás Ryan BSc., AHS, Ph. Th. MIAPT, Registered Physical Therapist based in Clonmel & Thurles

UP to 10% of all ankle injuries can be diagnosed as a High Ankle Sprain. A high Ankle sprain which is often difficult to diagnose involves a sprain or tearing to the anterior tibiofibular ligament and the Interosseous membrane of the Tibiofibular joint. The tibiofibular joint comprises the end surfaces of the two bones of the lower leg namely the tibia or shin bone and the fibula which is the outside protruding bone of the ankle joint. Binding these two bones together is the Interosseous membrane which is a sheet of connective tissue. The Interosseous Ligament and Anterior Tibiofibular ligament overlap and help bind this joint at the front of the ankle, with the posterior Tibiofibular ligament providing support behind the joint. These 2 bones sit on top of the talus bone and it is this articulation that creates

the talocrural joint which bends the ankle up and down. CAUSES OF HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN Landing heavily on the foot from a fall whereby the foot makes a sudden movement towards the shin (tibia) can cause the tibiofibular joint to widen, this is known as Diastasis. Secondly, the injury can occur during sport when an athlete is lying on their stomach such as a rugby player in a ruck and an opposing player falls against their heel causing a degree of separation within the tibiofibular joint. The joint may also be injured when a player receives a blow to the outside leg when turning in the opposite direction. For example a player turning left will have their right foot planted in the ground with the knee slightly bent. If they receive a blow to the outside of the right knee and experience sudden pain into the ankle then a high ankle sprain should be suspected. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS • Some pain noted on the inside of the ankle joint (medial ankle

region) • Swelling noted just above the ankle joint in the days immediately after the injury has occurred • Pain along the front of the ankle (on the fibula side) can indicate injury to the interosseous membrane & interosseous ligament • Pain into the front of ankle joint on weight bearing activities such as standing. • Pain on attempting to bend foot inwards (dorsiflexion movement) towards shin bone (tibia) Next week I will discuss the 3 grades of High Ankle Sprain and treatment.

Tomás Ryan is a Registered Physical Therapist with The Irish Association of Physical Therapy (MIAPT) and is based in Clonmel & Thurles. Contact Number: 0504-26672. Email your queries to: tomaspryan@gmail.com


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

25

The Newsreader THE WEEK THAT WAS IN IT . . .

Protecting our democracy MUCH has been said and written over the last several months about the Gardai, individually and collectively, at all ranks. Several formal enquiries have been initiated and two reports have already been produced. The public waits expectantly for whatever revelations will be made next and will be guided by Government, media, the Garda representative organisations and just about everyone able to express an opinion. But, let us remember, that while all of this heart-searching is going on, the men and women in blue uniforms and in plain clothes will man the front line of crime and fight for the people of this country. Those who would lightly dismiss

the role of the Gardai in this country today, need only read the reports of the attempted bombing in Dublin last weekend. A car, loaded with fifty pounds of explosive stood ready to cause carnage among the population, shatter our image of stability abroad, gain notoriety for an illegal organisation and wreck the work of over twenty years of building a peace on this island. Imagine the feelings of those officers who were called to the scene of this potential outrage as they cleared the area and safeguarded the public in the shadow of a large bomb which no one then knew when it might be detonated. Thankfully, these incidents have

been few enough over the years, but there have also been officers killed in cold blood by criminal gangs, bent only on filling their own coffers. While the police force of any country has to stand unblemished in front of the public, we must equally consider and give credit to those who put themselves in harms way daily, either fighting crime or limiting the potential of terrorist gangs. Wrongs and deficiencies have been exposed and there may well be more, but the members of An Garda Siochana will have to continue to do their sworn duty and protect our people and our fragile democracy.

Another major sale for NAMA IT is not that long ago since NAMA Chairman, Frank Daly said he was hopeful that all of the assets in the so called ‘bad bank’ could be sold off by the end of the year. Well, it looks like another step has been taken in that direction with the announcement this week that NAMA has sold Project Tower loan portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Partners. According to a report in the Irish Independent this week, the portfolio relates to loans secured on assets under the control of the O’Flynn Group. The assets are located primarily in Ireland, the UK and Germany. The report says that the transaction is expected to complete this week. The Tower portfolio has a par value of €1.8 billion. However, the terms of transaction are commercially sensitive and are not being disclosed. NAMA Chief Executive, Brendan McDonagh said: “We are very pleased to have completed this transaction. It provides further evidence of the current and continued strong investor appetite for real estate assets and property-related loans in Ireland and in other jurisdictions to which NAMA has a significant exposure. We are particularly

Suspended sentence for woman who stole from estate of dead patient A MOTHER of four stole a sum of €49,581 from the estate of a patient who died without making a will at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dungarvan, the Circuit Criminal Court heard in Waterford, last week. Gwen Foley of Knockaun, Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, was given a suspended sentence of two and a half years in prison when she pleaded guilty to stealing two cheques for €14,305.45 and €35,276.04 at the hospital on May 29 and October 5, 2008. The court heard that the late Michael Foley, Senior, of Marian Tce,, Ballyduff Upper, died intestate at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dungarvan. The proceeds of his estate were to be divided ten ways. One of the beneficiaries was his nephew, who was married to the defendant. She was one of two parties named to pick up the proceeds and divide them between the ten people. She called to the hospital

on May 29, 2008 and got a cheque for €14,305.45 from the Accounts Officer. At that stage she was not in a position to access the rest of the money which was being held by HSE. But she arranged to go back to the hospital on October 15 and she received a further cheque for €35,276.04 in trust for the other beneficiaries. Instead of dividing the money she lodged the two cheques in her own account and spent the money on home improvements. The matter came to light on July 4, 2011 when a complaint was made to the Gardai in Dungarvan by the other named person authorised to collect the money for distribution. When an Undertaker sought settlement of the funeral account it was discovered that the money had been given to Gwen Foley. The defendant was confronted and initially denied the theft. She was invited to go to Dungarvan Garda Station

to discuss the matter. She provided a voluntary cautioned statement and revealed she picked up the two separate cheques and lodged them to her AIB account. The money was used to pay off outstanding debts and to carry out general home improvements and insure her son’s car. Garda Sean Moynihan said the defendant lived in a rural area in Ballyduff Upper. She said that “greed took over and she made a big mistake”. She used €30,000 to clear debts and said she deeply regretted acting dishonestly and should have divided the money among the beneficiaries. She felt terrible and if she could relive that period she would not do it again. There were no trappings of wealth such as new cars or purchases at her house. She had one previous conviction in the District Court in 2004 for the theft of groceries around Christmas time. Her co-operation helped

the investigation and she expressed remorse and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. Sentencing had been put back to enable her to collect money to make restitution. Mr. Jamie Burke BL, instructed by Neil Twomey, solr., defending, said forty acres of agricultural land had to be sold in order to pay compensation. The family was in dire financial straits and had a large overdraft in the bank. The defendant expressed remorse and shame and now had an insight into the wrong she had done. It was something not to be proud of and her life had been “turned upside down”. She did not lead a lavish life style with the money. Judge Pauline Codd said the defendant was entrusted to look after the estate and people were left without the benefit of the gift of the deceased man. The offence was in the mid range of offending and if it had gone to trial the

appropriate sentence would have been four years in prison. The full amount of compensation was now available from the sale of land from the family small holding and a bank draft was in court. The Judge took into account that land had to be sold to pay back the estate, the defendant’s straightened financial circumstances and the fact that social welfare benefit was not available at that time. She was ashamed and felt she had let down the victims who should have been treated with sensitivity at the loss of a loved one. She was undergoing counselling in Dungarvan and was deemed to be at low risk of re-offending. The court suspended the sentence for two and a half years and directed the defendant to keep the peace and remain under the auspices of the probation services and undergo counselling.

pleased that the transaction has been agreed with such a reputable international counterparty as Blackstone.” Let’s hope this does not mean that we are selling the country piece by piece to foreign investors, welcome though they, and their money, may be. It is reported that there is something of a flood of money coming into the country to purchase property while it is still relatively cheap.This applies to Dungarvan as well, with unofficial reports saying that a goodly number of commercial properties changed hands in the not too distant past. This is confirmation that we are coming out of the financial hole we are in, but there is a long way to go yet. So, does this near €2bn go towards reducing our massive indebtedness caused by the bank scandals? It is not the first money to be generated by NAMA and we have been paid back several billions by the Bank of Ireland. Is this reducing our indebtedness and therefore our repayments? It had better be, but unfortunately we are not hearing much from the government about these ‘windfalls’.

Slight increase in applications for planning permission in 2013 WATERFORD County Council experienced a seven percent increase in activity in planning permissions in 2013, compared with 2012. According to the Annual Report of the Council for 2013, there were 496 valid applications for planning permission, an increase of seven percent in activity on the previous year. The Council said there were 617 applications processed throughout 2013, 132 of which were subject to additional information requests. Of the planning decisions made by the Council, 29 were appealed to An Bord Pleanála. The Council’s planning department provides a formal pre-planning consultation service and issued a comprehensive pre-planning report to 298 customers in 2013. Meanwhile, the Council received over €765k in development contributions in 2013, while in excess of €2m was allocated from the

D e v e l o p m e n t Contributions Capital Fund to facilitate the development of public infrastructure and facilities within the county for 2013. STRUCTURES AT RISK The Council successfully received €32,500 in funding to support two conservation projects in 2013, under the Structures at Risk Fund. The Council’s Conservation Officer and Waterford LEADER Partnership worked closely on eight conservation-led projects on historic buildings throughout the county. According to the Annual Report, there were over 200 conservation consultations held with members of the public during 2013, which included assistance to people on making a conservation-based planning application, technical advice, declarations and advice.

Community service orders confirmed against Dungarvan men JUDGE Pauline Codd confirmed community service orders in lieu of prison sentences in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford, last week, when two Dungarvan

men appeared on charges arising out of an incident in the town. The court was told at an earlier hearing that both men pushed their way into a house occupied

by a woman and three children at St. Bridget’s Tce., Dungarvan, on 19th January, 2013 and produced offensive weapons. They searched the

address and issued threats against a local man. Gerald Crotty (19) of No 3, Home Rule St., Abbeyside, was given 60 hours community service in lieu of six months

detention for producing a rolling pin capable of inflicting serious injury and likely to intimidate another at St. Bridget’s Tce., Dungarvan. Aaron Lacy (22) of

Western bay, Dungarvan, was given 100 hours community service in lieu of 12 months in prison for producing a knife and the theft of a mobile phone on the same occasion.

Confirming the orders, Judge Codd said both men had co-operated with the probation services and were deemed to be suitable for community service.


26

FEATURE

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Dungarvan native qualifies for World half ironman championships in Canada A Dungarvan girl Niamh Moloney, now living and working in Perth, Western Australia for the Kentz Group, has qualified to take part in the World half ironman championships in Canada next September. She is daughter of Pearse and Marian Moloney, the Allrounder Sports. Below she would like to share a special sporting story as she has achieved something that she would never have dreamed of. MY first taste of this mixed event was 2009 Youghal sprint triathlon. I had just returned back from Aberdeen after my graduation with a good swimming and running background so I thought if I borrowed my brother’s bike and had a cycle the day before I would be fine. Boy was I wrong! I finished it but I was in pain but it left a lasting effect on me as I want another go and this time I would prepare more. I moved to South Africa for a Job with Kentz (an engineering and construction company founded in Clonmel, County Tipperary) so I had to put my second tri attempt on hold for a while. An opportunity with Kentz presented itself in late 2010 to move to Abu Dhabi, UAE and work for them there in Training and Talent Management. It was in Abu Dhabi where my true addiction to the sport picked up. There was a strong Triathlon community in the city full of new friends and expats just like me who were crazy enough to want to do all 3

I had come to know and love. My first few months were a blur with work but when I came up for air I realised I was now in the Mecca for outdoors sports. Clear skies, wide coast line and of course a massive triathlon industry, the perfect place to swim, bike and run. I wasn’t competing with expats any more I was competing with Australian champions the bar was raised to a height I could not even contemplate. I eventually decided to join a club after a season on training and racing as no one. I slowly got into more and more races and my training began to evolve. I signed up for the first Half Ironman event hosted in Mandurah (over 1 hour south of Perth) on October 2012. I was so nervous and I was training round the clock to prepare myself for a long day. I finished the race with a respectable 5 hours 40mins and I was elated that I did it and I was still standing. I didn’t realised then but I was hooked. I started to forget about sprint distance and focus on my Olympic dis-

the difficulty of the day. However, the people I met along the way inspired me to push harder and with a lot of ice shoved down my suit and in my cap I sailed across the finish line at 5 hours 22 minutes, a marked improvement from the year before, placing me 9th in my age group. After the event I went to seek shade and watch the medal ceremony where straight after there was the “qualifier roll down” for the Kona Full Ironman Champs and the Half Ironman World Champs. I had never attended one of these before so I stayed out of interest. Little did I know then that I was in the running for a spot at the world champs, in fact, when given the opportunity to go for it I was pipped by the girl who came in front of me in 8th position. I was so close and I hadn’t even considered it but sure as hell I was considering it afterwards. I found out that the next Qualifying event was May 3rd at the Western Australia Half ironman in Busselton (over 3 hours south of Perth). This

Niamh Moloney on the bike section of the Western Australia Half ironman in Busselton. sports in one event. Sprint distance events were hosted each month and I started to creep up the female rankings. The annual Abu Dhabi International Triathlon was the new goal as it was a long distance event featuring a 1.5km swim, 100km bike and 10km run. My race kit was not fancy in fact my race belt was the elastic band I cut from my mattress protector to hold my number on and I raced in my swimsuit! The distance was challenging but it left me thinking perhaps I could get into this more. I signed up for any race I could I want to gain more experience. In late 2011 another move was proposed in Perth Western Australia with Kentz again. I nervously went across the ocean even further away from my roots and everything

tance training and achieved a first place in my age group (25-29) in a local Olympic distance tri in April 2013. I finished the season on a high I was delighted but had to get my head down to finish my exams for the next few months as I was studying for my Masters in Organisational Psychology and my final exams were in June so I had to put the triathlons on hold. Once finished my exams training came back on for the 2013 half ironman event in Mandurah, I had a goal to beat my time from last year. Running up to the event the heat in Perth picked up as we were coming back into the summer months. The days before the race the heat was mellow however the day of the race the heat soared making it a hot box and increasing

race would be a lot tougher than Mandurah and, of course, it would mean to be in with a chance for a spot in my age group for the world champs I would need to completely change my training approach. I started running with a specific running club, I began cycling longer distances to and from work and I begun to treat every swim training session like every stroke brought me closer to Canada as if I was actually swimming there. I got advice and support from a nutritionist and changed my eating habits and lost weight to gain in lean performance muscle. I was still entering races, Olympic distances and half marathons to increase my experience level and I was finishing in the top 5 and won my age group for the Albany Olympic triathlon and the

Karri Valley Triathlon. I was getting a new PB with every race. I was training 3 times some days and getting up before 5.00 a.m. to get a good session in before work and then getting another session in after work and 3 times a week using my lunch times to training as well. I don’t think I have ever wanted anything so much but there were absolutely no guarantees as the competitor list was released for the Busselton Half Ironman and the cream of the crop in my age group would be in attendance.These girls some of which refused to go pro as their chance for qualifying for world champs were better as an age grouper than a pro. I was under no illusions that I may not get the chance to go to Canada where the Half Ironman World Champs would be held in September 2014. The days before the event I cut myself off from the world as much as possible and got long sleeps increased my attendance at yoga and drank water like it was my job. The day of the race was better than expected as the sea was clam and mirror like and the clouds had come in to see the race minimising the sun’s cruel effects on our exposed bodies. On the beach as we waited for the starting gun I took a deep breath and drove into the violent dishwasher of feet and arms one of the worst ones I had experienced in 24 triathlons that I have competed in. The swim was nice but my body wasn’t performing the way I had hoped I wanted to get an advantage over my competitors. I needed a super quick transition and to get on the bike and make up for the lost time. On the bike I came back together my hopes were reinvigorated as I sped past those in my age group who had beaten my out of the water. All I had to do was maintain a healthy speed of 34kph to keep my dream alive. I still felt I needed to pick up some more minutes to ensure my place so I upped the cadence and kept a solid 36kpm for the last 20km. I whipped my feet out of my shoes and performed my first smooth dismount and sprinted to be runners and counted the seconds out loud to calm my nerves and keep me focused to get quickly on the run course. I ran on to the course with a wink and a smile dosing myself in water and getting into my pace rhythm as fast as possible. The 3 lap course was definitely challenging but as I past more ladies in my age group I became bolder with

Niamh Moloney finishing the Western Australia Half ironman in Busselton. my pace. Even though the day was not hot I didn’t take the chance and scooped up the ice and packed my suit to keep my core cool. As the run went on my feet screamed they were not enjoying the ride. I kept saying pain is temporary pain is temporary as I knocked off the K’s I knew I was closer to that glorious finishing shoot. I had 2 k’s to go and in my head every women in front of my was in my age group. I needed something to work for as I passed them all and sprinted down that finishing shoot holding back the tears of extreme elation and joy. The tears came thick and fast. I couldn’t breathe as I had left every ounce of energy and sense back out on that course. I had given it everything, I had no words only sobs. I knew that I had done enough and if I didn’t then I didn’t deserve to go. I was gob smacked when I looked at my time of 04:55:01. 7 months previous I was happy with 05:22 and now I was 27 minutes faster, leaner and stronger. The next day I nervously attended the roll down to qualify for the World Championships and my time and position was indeed good enough to qualify. All my dedication and hard work had paid off; I would be able to compete in the same field as the world best pro and

amateur athletes in Canada on the 7th of September. This Dungarvan girl who was never exceptional at sport, never won any medals as a child or as teenager but loved swimming and running and loved the completion and the

challenge is now going to go to a world class event and hopefully be offered the opportunity to wear her Irish colours and make Dungarvan proud. Regards, Niamh Moloney

Niamh Moloney on the run section of the Western Australia Half ironman in Busselton.


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

DUNGARVAN HARBOUR SAILING CLUB ON Sunday, 11th May, 2014, Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club officially opened a new pontoon facility with temporary berthing for up to approximately 30 boats. The official opening was performed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D. This new facility replaces an older interim structure which had been in place since the early 1990s. The new facility will provide short term temporary berthing for Club

27

Minister Coveney opens new Pontoon in Dungarvan members on a daily fee basis as well as access for visiting boats. It is planned that this latter aspect will support the development for further marine tourism for Dungarvan and West Waterford. The Club has already commenced promoting the new facilities to sailing and boating interests elsewhere in Ireland and the U.K. with a particular focus on our near neighbours in Wales. Speaking at the opening, the Commodore of Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, Joan Moloney, said “this is

a proud day for sailing in Dungarvan as it represents another important development in the 68 year history of the club. The modernisation of the pontoon facilities will provide safer boat access for families and sailors and will support tourism development in the town.” She then went on to thank those in the club who have worked tirelessly to bring the project to fruition. However, the project would not have been possible without the co-operation

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club Official Pontoon opening by Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine. Pictured (l. to r.): Joan Moloney, Commodore Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club; Fr. John Harris; Teresa Wright, Dungarvan Town Mayor; John Deasy, TD; Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine; Michael Walsh, Waterford City and County Manager; Michael J. Walsh, Chairman Waterford Leader Partnership; Damien Geoghegan, Waterford County Mayor. [Pat Crowley]

and support of key agencies. In particular, Ms. Moloney thanked on behalf of the sailing club the Dungarvan Town Council and in particular the unstinting efforts of Joe O’Flaherty the recently retired Town Clerk. Financial support from the Waterford Leader Partnership was also gratefully acknowledged. Eoin McGarry of McGarry Construction was also praised for his effective and efficient installation of the facilities together with the supplers

Inland and Coastal. During the project a late technical hitch prevented dredging work being undertaken in addition to the pontoon installation. While this was regrettable, it is hoped that this next phase of the project can re-commence in the not too distant future. Nevertheless, Dungarvan and its sailing club can now look forward to seeing many more boats visiting the town and making Dungarvan an important destination for marine tourism and leisure.

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club – Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, officially opening the new Pontoon on a beautiful day in Dungarvan. [Pat Crowley]

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club members and friends at the official opening of the Pontoon.

[Pat Crowley]

Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, with members of Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club at the official opening of Pontoon. [Pat Crowley]

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club Official Pontoon Opening – Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine; Eoin McGarry of McGarry Construction and John Deasy, TD.

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club Official Pontoon Opening – Leah Quealy, Helena Clancy, Juliette Quealy. [Pat Crowley]

Joan Moloney, Commodore Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club, making a presentation to Minister Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine. [Pat Crowley]


28

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Genuine cash buyer Waterford County Council &RPKDLUOH&KRQWDH3KRUW/iLUJH COMHAIRLE CATHRACH PHORT LĂ IRGE

(circa â‚Ź350K + or -) SEEKS HOLIDAY HOME WITHIN 5/10 MINUTES WALK OF

ARDMORE VILLAGE, Co.Waterford.

NOTICE OF POLL Local Authority: WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL Local Electoral Area: TRAMORE-WATERFORD CITY WEST

Ideally the property will have sea views and preferable locations include New Line Road but other suggestions are welcome. Any interested parties should contact sue_holidayhome@yahoo.ie

1. A poll for the election of members for this local electoral area will be taken on Friday, 23rd of May 2014, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.. 2. The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:Surname

Other name(s)

Address

Description Occupation Name of Name and address Political of proposer, if any Party, if any

Conway

Joe

“An DruimĂ­nâ€? Roselawn Tramore Co. Waterford

Non-Party Public Representative

Sandra Conway “An DruimĂ­nâ€? Roselawn Tramore Co. Waterford

Daly

Pat

Carrickphilip Kilmeaden Co. Waterford

Fianna FĂĄil Public Representative

Declan Conway Oak tree Lodge Gracedieu East Waterford

Finnerty

Pat

11 Roselawn Tramore Co. Waterford

Self Employed

Non-Party

Griffin

Jim

Lisselty Brownstown Dunmore East Co. Waterford

Flooring Contractor

Sinn FĂŠin

Hannigan

Blaise

36 Beech Park Tramore Co. Waterford

Computer Mechanic

Non-Party

Hearne

Brian

102 St. Dominic’s Place Waterford City

Student

The Workers’ Party

Jacques

Dee

1 Hillside Grantstown Village Waterford

City Councillor

The Labour Party

Keane

Jenna

4 Bowefield Gracedieu Waterford

Student

Non-Party

Kelly

Joe

1 Hawthorn Grove Hillview Waterford

Trainer/Tutor

Non-Party

Keoghan

Maxine

66 Kennedy Park Tramore Co. Waterford

Fine Gael Public Representative

Lane

David

29 Ard Mhuire Ferrybank Waterford

Trade Union Offical

Sinn FĂŠin

Melay

Monica

15 Beech Grove Greenfields Old Tramore Road Waterford

Unemployed

Non-Party

O’Sullivan

Lola

“Sunset� Garrarus Tramore Co. Waterford

Public Fine Gael Representative

Pat Hayes 7 Keane’s Road Waterford

Frances Kelly 1 Hawthorn Grove Hillview Waterford Michael Clarke 6 Talbot Place Tramore Co. Waterford

Ann-Marie

13a Patrick Street Tramore Co. Waterford

Teacher

Non-Party

Quinlan

Eamon

24 Rockfield Park Gracedieu Waterford

Financial Administrator

Fianna FĂĄil

Quinlan

Hilary

24 Daisy Terrace Waterford

Public Fine Gael Representative

Roche

Dick

61 Mount Sion Avenue Waterford

Public Non-Party Representative

30 Ard Mhuire Ferrybank Waterford

The Workers’ Brian Walsh Public Representative Party 40 Grattan Terrace Francis Street Waterford

Walsh

Davy

0U%ULDQ:KLWH/RFDO5HWXUQLQJ2IĂ€FHU:DWHUIRUG&LW\ &RXQW\&RXQFLO &LW\+DOO7KH0DOO:DWHUIRUG DATE: 6th May, 2014

Mayor welcomes commitment on 7 villages sewerage scheme MAYOR of County Waterford, Damien Geoghegan, has welcomed the publication by Irish Water of their proposed Capital Investment Programme for 2014 to 2016. The â‚Ź1.77 billion Investment Programme includes a commitment to proceed with construction of the Waterford Grouped Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme which will see new waste water treatment plants being constructed in seven towns and villages across Waterford. Commenting on the Programme, Mayor Geoghegan stated that the Seven Villages Scheme has long been a top priority for the Council and of huge significance for the well being and economic devel-

opment of the communities directly involved and for the whole of County Waterford. Mayor Geoghegan acknowledged the cross party support of the Council for the Scheme and the tremendous efforts in recent times by both Councillors and Oireachtas Members in working to ensure that the Scheme was included in the Irish Water Investment Programme. The Scheme which is a Design Build Operate contract with an estimated value of between â‚Ź25m and â‚Ź30m will, when complete, provide modern waste water treatment plants in Dunmore East, Ardmore, Ballyduff/Kilmeaden, Cappoquin, Kilmacthomas, Stradbally and Tallow.

Councillors Ball-stop share â‚Ź682k nets granted ABBEYSIDE / Ballinacourty GAA Club were granted conexpenses ditional permission to erect

Power

Brian Swift 49 Carrigeenlea Tramore Co. Waterford

Henry Moloney 20 Keanes Road Waterford

Advertising

WATERFORD County Councillors shared a pot of just over ₏682,000 in payments and expenses over the past year. According to the Council’s Annual Report for 2013, presented at the final meeting of Waterford County Council on 12th May, last, the 23 members received a total of ₏413,501.68 in representation payments during 2013; ₏117,807.39 in an annual allowance; ₏86,649.57 to those Councillors who attended conferences; ₏30,000 for Councillors who are chairpersons’ of SPCs; a Mayor’s allowance of ₏31,741.06; and a Deputy Mayor’s allowance of ₏2,491.32, which comes to a total of ₏682,191.02 paid to Councillors during the year.

ball-stopping nets. Waterford County Council granted the conditional permission on 24th April, 2014, for the club to erect two sets of 35 metre wide, by 13 metres high, ball-stopping nets at its grounds in Duckspool, Abbeyside, Dungarvan. (Planning reference: 1475).

O C

C Bridge

DEISE BRIDGE CLUB (End Of Season: 12/5/2014) – 1st Tom & Marion Mulcahy; 2nd Kay Kirwan & Aida O'Neill; 3rd Mary & Pierce Casey; 4th Maureen Power & Pauline Dempsey; 5th Brian O'Brien & Des O'Toole; 6th Kate McNamara & Sheila Veale; 7th Kathleen Phelan & Paddy Lannen.

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

Telephone: (058) 41205 / 42042 e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie

† Drohan Monumentals † Headstones in Marble, Granite & Limestone Inscriptions Cut Existing Stones Cleaned & Restored Graves Chipped Tel. (058) 43211. Mobile: (087) 2540295. www.drohanfuneraldirectors.ie

DAVID KIELY MONUMENTAL WORKS KILADANGAN, DUNGARVAN Showroom at Kiladangan (near Radley’s Engineering Ltd.) over ONE HUNDRED headstones on display Telephone: (058) 42200. Mobile: (086) 2525663. Fax: (058) 48712. www.davidkielymonumentals.com

HEADSTONES IN LIMESTONE, MARBLE, POLISHED GRANITE We restore existing headstones, kerbs, graves, chipped, inscriptions, etc. FULL RANGE OF COMPUTER OPTIONS + DESIGNS

Distance no problem to us – Member of Guild of Master Craftsmen Ring for appointment: Open Saturday and Sunday

James Kiely & Sons Prop. DAVID KIELY David & Margaret, ‘GarrĂĄn Mhuire,’ Kiladangan (058) 42200 / (086) 2525663 (Est. 1919) Irish Association of Funeral Directors

Funeral Home Embalming & Cremations Arranged We attend to all the details: Church & Cemetery

Floral & Artificial Wreaths Supplied Obituary Notices

SHANDON STREET & KILADANGAN, DUNGARVAN Phone: David (058) 42200. Mobile: (086) 2525663 Fax (058) 48712. www.kielyfunerals.ie


NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

O C

Advertising

C

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

Telephone: (058) 41205 / 42042 e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie

O C

C

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.

O C

C

Decorating Service

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)

O C

C

Tree Surgeon

QUALIFIED TREE SURGEON AVAILABLE – For all aspects of Tree Surgery, Tree Felling, Reductions, Wood-chipping, Hedge Cutting. Contact your local professional Fergal Colbert at (087) 7933481. FULL PUBLIC AND EMPLOYERS LIABILITY INSURANCE. (31-12)

O C

C Tarmacadam

TARMACADAM & TAR & CHIPPINGS – Drainage and Kerbing. Michael Fennell, Stradbally, (086) 8342233 / (051) 293943. (18-6)

O C

C

Computer Services

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. Tel. Shane Deevy (087) 9872006. (ind.)

O C

C

Autism Charity

NOW OPEN SUNDAYS – 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Waterford Autism Charity Furniture Shop, Cork Road, Waterford (next to McDonalds). Tel. (051) 373838. (28-5)

O C

C

Telecoms Engineer

TELECOMS ENGINEER AVAILABLE – Business and Residential Service. Voice / data, structural cabling, LAN points, telephone systems installation and maintenance, internal wiring, broadband set-up, extra phone and computer points. Call: John Corbett (086) 8281612. (18-6)

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.)

Gardening Services

COMERAGH LANDSCAPING – The landscaping profes-sionals. 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.) ADVANCE LANDSCAPING – Qualified Garden, Design, Construction, Restoration, Maintenance. Lawns, Patios, Planting, Driveways, Decking, Stonework, Fencing. Compare our grass cutting costs. Phone: Brad (087) 9390322 / (058) 41693 / www.advancelandscaping.ie (28-5) SUMMER LAWN LANDSCAPING – Professional Landscaping and Garden Construction. Grass, Hedge and Tree Cutting, Scarifying and Lawn Laying. Planting of Shrubs, Hedges and Trees. Large and Small Maintenance Contracts undertaken. Construction of Sleeper Beds, Gravel Gardens, Paving, Decking, Concrete and Timber Fencing, Block and Brick Walls, Powerwashing, etc. Good quality work at a reasonable price. Phone: Eamonn (085) 7784335. (28-5)

O C

C

Déise College

3rd & 6th YEARS – Deise College Pre Exam (9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.) & JC & LC Exam Supervised Study enrolling. Starting Monday, 26th May. Book now to guarantee your seat. Ag Science as extra subject. Summer courses in Maths; Irish & French. Enquiries to 058-48623. (21-5)

O C

C

LONG OR SHORT TERM LET – Lovely 3 Bedroom Cottage in Dromore, Aglish, Co. Waterford. Open Fireplace. Oil Central Heating. Stunning Views Peaceful Location. Contact: Mick at: (024) 93982 or (087) 9137739.

C

Farm Wanted

FARM WANTED FOR LONG-TERM LEASE OR PARTNERSHIP – In the Dungarvan to Youghal area. Please ring Thomas Sheehy on (087) 9582298. (4-6)

O C

C

Ardmore Hair Salon

ARDMORE HAIR SALON (086) 1769088 – Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment – 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Mobile Hairdressing Service also available anytime. Dungarvan / Youghal and surrounding areas. Tel. (086) 1769088.

O C

C

O C

To Let

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.)

O C

29

Soccer Coaching

VINNY SULLIVAN RUNS JUST4STRIKERS SOCCER COACHING SCHOOL – In Dungarvan every Sunday morning. For boys and girls aged between 6–14. For more info call 087-7501059. (23-5)

C

For Sale

O C

C

House Wanted

TYRES! TYRES! TYRES! – Full callout breakdown service. Quick puncture repairs. Lorry, tractor and car. Also all makes of car serviced and repaired. Contact: Eamonn Beresford, THE CASTLE GARAGE, Dungarvan. Open 6 days, 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., including dinner hour. Tel. (058) 43540 / (086) 8128184 / www.castlegaragetyres.com (ind.)

HOUSE WANTED – 4/5 Bedroom House required to rent by professional couple with family, longterm. Garranbane / Ballinacourty / Ballinroad areas from June / July. Please phone (086) 6027808. (16-5)

⁄4 ACRE SITE FOR SALE – With beautiful views in the Leamybrien area. Very reasonable price. Replies in writing to Box No. 5430.

ENGLISH TUTORS REQUIRED – To teach four Spanish students from 1st to 22nd July from own home. Contact: Maud (087) 9753783 / dungarvanlanguagepeople@gmail.com (14-5)

O C

C

English Tutors

3

SELECTION OF DONKEYS FOR SALE – Male and female. Two in foal, Mares. Tel. (087) 6524499. POINT OF LAY PULLETS, DUCKLINGS AND BROILERS FOR SALE – Outside Dungarvan Mart on Monday next, 19th May, from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Tel. (026) 41905 / (087) 2208061.

O C

C Poultry

HY-LINE POINT OF LAY PULLETS AVAILABLE – Near lay. Tel. Ryan (025) 27299.

O C

C Livestock

DEAD & DISABLED CATTLE COLLECTED IN ALL AREAS – Ring: Fitzgerald’s Licensed Knackery, Coolagown. (025) 36662 or (086) 8193202 / (087) 8193202. (ind.) AA PBR BULLS FOR SALE – Easy calving, home bred, tested. Also PBR Charolais Bulls, up to two years old. Delivered. Hereford Bulls suitable for Heifers. Tel. (087) 6176746. (4-6)

O C

C

Agri Sale

GALVANISED GATES – Barriers, Cubicles, Cattle Crush Panels, Cow Mats. Ryan Brothers, Ballymacarbry / www.ryanbrothers.ie / Laurence (087) 7994737. (6-15)

O C

C

PVC Windows & Doors

PVC WINDOWS & DOORS DOUBLE GLAZED – Ring: Andrew Kennedy of Southern Kennedy PVC, The Vee area, Clogheen (086) 1775510. (14-5)

O C

C

Host Families

HOST FAMILIES REQUIRED – For Spanish students from 1st to 22nd July. All areas. Contact: Maud (087) 9753783 / dungarvanlanguagepeople@gmail.com (14-5)

SERVICES AVAILABLE

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

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.) ............................................................................................. MURRAY’S ROOFING DUNGARVAN – Re-roofing specialists. Slate/Tile • flatroofs • guttering/downpipes

• chimney work • chimney cowls • ridge tiles • lead flashing lead valleys • supply fit roof velux windows • UPVC fascias/soffits • insurance work under-taken • 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.) ............................................................................................. WALL’S CHIMNEY & BOILER SERVICE – Chimney & Boiler Services. Gutters and Drains Unblocked. Contact us on (087) 9931571.

Villierstown Joinery STAIRS CUSTOM JOINERY 087 2420124 (ind.)

FOR HIRE

Self Propelled Silage Outfit ALL TYPES OF AGRI HIRE ALSO East Cork / West Waterford 086-8895503 087-2680048

O C

C

Horse Riding

HORSE RIDING LESSONS – Beginners riding lessons for as little as €10. Intermediate and Advanced also available. Group or private lessons. Showjumping lessons over full set of jumps with Top Instructors. 5-Star Livery available for Horses and Ponies. Tel. (087) 6387938. (4-6)

O C

C

Constituency of Waterford

EUROPEAN & LOCAL ELECTIONS – 23rd MAY, 2014 ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) ACT 1996 SECTION 3 TAKE NOTICE that it is not possible for the forthcoming Poll to provide wheelchair access to the following Polling places:– Church of Ireland Hall, Tramore, and Clonea N.S. Persons under disability, not already on the current postal voters list, may apply in writing to the Local Returning Officer at the Courthouse, Catherine Street, Waterford, on or before 16th day of May, 2014, for authority to transfer their vote to a more convenient Polling Station within the Constituency. Such application must be supported by appropriate evidence to satisfy the requirements as set out in Section 100 of the Electoral Act 1992, as to their disability. Dated this 12th day of May, 2014. NIALL ROONEY, European Local Returning Officer.


30

O

C

IN MEMORIAM

In Memoriam BUTLER – Treasured memories of our brother and sister Johnnie and Philomena Butler, late of Bleantis, Ballinamult, and our sister Molly Fitzgerald, late of Glendalligan, Kilrossanty, whose Anniversaries occur at this time. Masses offered.

BRADLEY (17th anniversary) – In loving memory of my husband Michael Bradley, late of Summerhill, Kinsalebeg, Youghal, who died on 18th May, 1997. In the silence of a May morning, You heard a gentle call, You took the hand of Jesus, And quietly left us all. You suffered much in silence, But your spirit did not bend, You faced each day with courage, And smiled right to the end. We recall to mind the way you spoke, And all the things you said, Your strength, your stance, the way you sang, Remember those instead. The happy smile you always had, And eyes that shone with laughter, So much of you will never die, But will live with us forever.

–Sadly missed by your wife Breda. BRADLEY (17th anniversary) – In loving memory of my father and grand-father Michael Bradley, late of Summerhill, Kinsalebeg, Youghal, who died on 18th May, 1997. No length of time, Can take away, Our thoughts of you, From day to day. Though absent, You are always near, Still loved, still missed, Still very dear. Will those who think of him today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

We hold ye close within our hearts, And there ye shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Rest in peace dear loved ones, And thanks for all you’ve done, We pray that God has given ye, The crown ye have truly won.

–Always remembered by loving sisters Nellie and Margaret and all the family.

COYNE (9th anniversary) – Treasured memories of Ellen Coyne, late of Doon, Ballinamult, who died on 17th May, 2005. R.I.P. May she rest in peace dear Jesus, In thy Heavenly home above, With the Sacred Heart of Jesus, In his own eternal love. Will those who think of her today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Always remembered by family and friends.

–Always remembered by your daughter Helen, Patsy, Daniel and Christine.

–Always remembered by your son James and Mary.

ENRIGHT (55th anniversary) – In loving memory of Garda Tom Enright, late of Coolagh Road, Abbeyside, who died on 17th May, 1959. R.I.P. Masses offered. Happy memories keep forever, Of days when we were all together, Each of us in our own way, Have special thoughts of you today.

CURRAN (30th anniversary) – Remembering Christy Curran, late of Stradbally, who died on 15th May, 1984.

–Always remembered by his loving sons.

Everything that once was still is, Only in another form.

–Loved and remembered by your wife Bridget, your sons and daughter.

DEE (33rd anniversary) – In loving memory of Patrick Dee, late of 1 High Road, Kilmacthomas, who died on 16th May, 1981. R.I.P. I remember a smile, I would love to see, And a hand, I would love to touch. I remember a voice, I would love to hear, And a husband, I loved so much. As each day dawns, And starts anew, As each day ends, I think of you. And in between, No matter where, Deep in my heart, You are always there. Your memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.

FENNELL (8th anniversary) – In loving memory of Johnnie Fennell, late of Ballyvoile, Stradbally, who died on 19th May, 2006. Mass will be offered on Sunday, 18th May, at 10 o’clock in Ballinroad Church. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear, Our wish is just a simple prayer, Will those who think of him today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Always loved and sadly missed by all your family.

CUNNINGHAM (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Nora Cunningham, late of Ballinabanogue, Kilmacthomas, who died on 27th May, 2013. R.I.P. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 17th May, in Ballylaneen Church at 11.00 a.m. R.I.P. –Sadly missed by family and friends.

BEREAVEMENT Support and help available Service – Free & Confidential Tel. 058-46100 www.westwaterfordbereavement.org

––––––––––––––– If we could have a lifetime wish, And one dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts, Just to see and speak to you. A thousand words won’t bring you back, We know because we’ve tried, And neither will a million tears, We know because we’ve cried. You’ve left behind our broken hearts, And precious memories too, But we’ve never wanted memories, We only wanted you.

–Always remembered by your loving daughters, sons, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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

KEATING (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of a dear husband and father Patrick F. Keating, late of Lisselty, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, and former Director of Nursing, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dungarvan, who died suddenly on 14th May, 2005. Silent memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year, Out of our lives you may be gone, But in our hearts you still live on. Memories are like leaves of gold, They never tarnish or grow old, No more tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories will always be there.

FLYNN (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of John Flynn, late of Caheruane, Kill, who died on 13th May, 2005. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 25th May, at 10.00 a.m. in Kill Church. Time may close the book of grief, But memories turn back every leaf, Today is remembered and silently kept, No need for words, we will never forget. Our Lady pray for him. MAY One year comes, And another goes, But the gates of memories, Never close. You live in our hearts, You walk by our side, And from Heaven above, You are always our guide.

–Remembered always by your loving wife Joan; sons, daughters, son-inlaw and grandchildren.

LOOBY (4th anniversary) – In loving memory of Anne Looby, late of College Road, Ardmore, who died on 16th May, 2010. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 31st May, at 7.30 p.m., in St. Declan’s Church, Ardmore. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there.

–Sadly missed by husband Larry; son, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.

–Too dearly loved to be forgotten, from your wife Carmel; sons Darren and Christopher; daughters Nicola and Gillian. KELLEHER – In loving memory of Dan and Kitty Kelleher, late of Ballyduff, Dungarvan, whose Anniversaries occur at this time. A silent thought, A quiet prayer, For two special people, In God’s care. Two hearts of gold, A life so true, Loved and remembered, By all they knew. Quietly today, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never.

–From your loving family at home and away.

–Always loved and never forgotten by your loving wife Julia.

BRADLEY (17th anniversary) – In loving memory of my father Michael Bradley, late of Summerhill, Kinsalebeg, Youghal, who died on 18th May, 1997. R.I.P. We often sit and think of you Dad, And think of how you died, To think you could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes. Your life was one of kindly deeds, A helping hand for others’ needs, Sincere and true, in heart and mind, Beautiful memories left behind.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

O C

C Bridge

ABBEY BRIDGE CLUB (6/5/2014) – 1st Mary Mitchell & Walter Murphy; 2nd Kolette Enright & Andrew McGrath; 3rd Delia Smith & Mary Dee; Joint 4th Theresa Ryan & Mary Fenton, Lily Lineen & Colette O’Mahony. DUNGARVAN BRIDGE CLUB (End of Season: 8/5/2014) – 1st Kay Kirwan & Des O’Toole; 2nd Catherine Tuohy & Michael Kirwan; 3rd Kathleen Deasy & Colin Carthy; 4th Justin Spratt & Ann Heffernan. CUNNIGAR BRIDGE CLUB (7/5/2014) – 1st Mary O'Brien & Brian O'Brien; 2nd Brid Culloo & Therese Ryan; 3rd Eithne Keevers & Walter Murphy; 4th Ella Whelan & Aida O'Neill.

MEANEY (1st anniversary) – In memory of Paddy Meaney, late of Dromrue, Cappoquin, whose Anniversary occurs on 19th May. Each Life, touches this World in a way no others can, leaving not only wonderful memories, but lasting imprints in our hearts.

–Sadly missed by Finola, children – Ellen, Darragh and Fionn; mother Claire; brother Mike; sister Mary, and the extended Meaney and O’Donnell families. Paddy will be remembered at 7.30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, 17th May, at St. Mary’s Church, Cappoquin.

O C

C 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 1850 60 90 90, or e-mail us jo@samaritans.org (ind.)

MOORE (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Gillian Moore, late of Deerpark, Ballymacarbry, who died on 19th May, 2013. R.I.P. –Gill is sadly missed by her parents Christy and Collette; sister Sharon; brothers John, J.J. and Michael; nephew Tiernan; niece Genna; sister-in-law Sinead and brother-in-law Brian. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 16th May, in Four Mile Water Church, Ballymacarbry, at 8.00 p.m. Gill our hearts are broken forever. People tell us that in time, The piees will eventually come back together. If this is true, though hard to believe now, There will always be a space, The pieces to which has your name on in its place. Tears have been falling now for so long, When we think of your beautiful face, Or mention your name, It all seems so wrong, You had so much to look forward to, And so much left to do. But God needed somebody in Heaven, Who is as special as you. Nothing is the same now, And we doubt it ever will be. You have been released from pain and suffering, You have been set free, Your story has touched people all ages, Near and afar. And from life as we knew it, It was time for you to take your final bow. We miss your voice, And your infectious laugh, Fashion you loved, And now you have new accessories, A pair of Angel wings. The world has lost a wonderful girl, A true and amazing friend. But maybe her goodness was needed to help, And from Heaven she needed to send. Gill you are always around, Giving us strength, Keeping us close, And watching over us from above.

–The Moore family would like to thank all family and close friends for your continuous support over the last year as we try to move forward in life without our beautiful Gill in our lives.

NEW OBSERVER EMAIL ADDRESSES The Dungarvan Observer has updated their email addresses as follows: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie news@dungarvanobserver.ie sport@dungarvanobserver.ie features@dungarvanobserver.ie info@dungarvanobserver.ie


ADVERTISEMENTS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

O In Memoriam C

O

C

Acknowledgement Knocknamuck, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford

A light from our household gone, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home, That never can be filled. How dearly we loved you, And prayed you might live, But Jesus just beckoned, And we had to give.

–Loved and remembered always by your husband Richie; daughter Colette; son Richard; mother Bridie; family and friends.

POWER (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Jenny Power (nee McGrath), late of Kiely’s Cross, Grange, whose First Anniversary occurs on 18th May. R.I.P. God looked around his garden, And found an empty place, He then looked down upon this earth, And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you, And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again. He saw that the road was getting rough, And the hills are hard to climb, So he closed your weary eyelids, And whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

–Always loved, never forgotten by your brothers Killian, Colm, Eoin, Dermot and Gerard; your sisters-inlaw Marie, Michelle, Shelly and Lisa; and all your nieces and nephews.

QUEALLY (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Kitty Queally, late of Matthewstown, Fenor, Co. Waterford, who died on 23rd May, 2013. Anniversary Mass will be offered in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Dunhill, on Friday, 23rd May, at 7.30 p.m. You are missed, And remembered, Every day.

–Never forgotten by your loving family.

O C

C

THE MIRACLE PRAYER – Lord Jesus, I come before you just as I am. I am sorry for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me. I forgive all others for all they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil Spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self Lord Jesus now and forever. I invite you into my life Jesus. I accept you as my Lord God and Saviour. Heal me, change me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Jesus. I praise you Jesus. I thank you Jesus. I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen. Blessed Virgin Mary help me. 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. M.H. ASK ST. CLARE – For three favours; one business; two impossible. Say nine Hail Marys for nine nights with lighted candle. Pray whether you believe or not. Publish on ninth day. Powerful Novena. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be praised, adored, glorified and loved today and every day, throughout the whole world forever. Amen. Say six times daily for nine days. Your request will be granted no matter how impossible it may seem. Favour requested. Publication must be promised. P.B.C.

O Situations Vacant C CHILDMINDER REQUIRED – Reliable person wanted to mind three children in their own home. Own car essential. Previous childminding experience / qualification desirable. Dungarvan area. 5 days per week from early July. Reply with C.V. to Box No. 5428. (14-5)

† HELEN TANNER (nee Kearney)

ORMONDE (5th anniversary) – In loving memory of Ann Ormonde, late of Deerpark Road, Lismore, Co. Waterford, who died on 20th May, 2009. Ann’s Fifth Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 17th May, at 7.30 p.m., in St. Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore.

31

Her husband Pat; daughter Jessica; son Sean; brothers, sister and extended relatives of the late Helen Tanner (nee Kearney) wish to express their appreciation to all those who sympathised with us on our recent sad bereavement. A sincere thanks to all who attended the removal and Funeral Mass. Those who sent Mass Cards and letters of sympathy and to those who gave donations in lieu of flowers and travelled long distances to be with us. To our kind relatives, neighbours and good friends who called to our home and helped us during such a difficult time and for their support and kindness. A sincere thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Marymount Hospice; to the Nursing staff in the Oncology Unit at the South Infirmary Hospital, Cork, for their care and attention to Helen. Thanks to Rev. Fr. P. Condon, P.P.; Fr. G. McNamara, P.P., and Rev. Fr. M. Cullinan, P.P., who celebrated the Funeral Mass. To Nellie O’Donovan, our Sacristan; the Altar servers; to Dina Walshe for providing a lovely selection of hymns and music during the Mass. To Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, for their kindness and professionalism which is greatly appreciated. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we trust that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our appreciation and gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions. Month’s Mind Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, Ballyduff Upper, on Sunday, 25th May, 2014, at 11.00 a.m.

TRACTOR DRIVER WANTED – Part-time for Summer months. Must be able to repair and weld. West Waterford area. Tel. (086) 8537079. (14-5)

Experienced Timber Harvester & Forwarder Drivers REQUIRED TO OPERATE FOR HARVESTING CONTRACTS ACROSS MUNSTER RELEVANT FMO TICKETS REQUIRED Contact: Danny Byrne 087 2854778

Novena 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. L.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. K.O’N. 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. M.M. THE MIRACLE PRAYER – Lord Jesus, I came before you just as I am. I am sorry for my sins. I repent of my sins. Please forgive me in

your name. I forgive all others for all they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirit and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite you into my life Jesus. I accept you as my Lord Jesus and Saviour. Heal me, change me,

O C

C

strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you Jesus, I praise you Jesus, I thank you Jesus, I shall follow you every day of my life. Amen. Blessed Virgin Mary, keep me. Amen. M.R.

The Board of Management of St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan. Invites applications for the position of

CARETAKER Application Form may be obtained by applying in writing, enclosing a large S.A.E. to

Planning Permission

WATERFORD COUNTY COUNCIL – E-Project Chartered Architects wish to apply, on behalf of The Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, for Planning Permission for the redevelopment and extension of the existing Harbour Master’s Building at Dunmore East Harbour, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. The works will include the provision of improved public and staff toilet accommodation, staff canteen and drying room facilities, a new accessible entrance foyer, lift and stairs, an Incident and meeting room, re-planned office accommodation, including a new harbour master’s office at roof level and all ancillary electrical and civil engineering works related to the development. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, during normal opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. WATERFORD COUNTY COUNCIL – Chairperson of Board of Management of St. Michael’s National School seeks permission for replacement of existing septic tank and percolation area with proprietary treatment system and polishing filter and all ancillary works at St. Michael’s National School, Ballyduff Lower, Co. Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, during normal opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

The Secretary, Board of Management, St. Augustine’s College, Duckspool, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Closing Date for receipt of completed Application Form: Wednesday, 28th May, 2014. Short listing may apply. Only those short listed will be contacted. St. Augustine’s College is an equal opportunities employer.

O

C

Notice

DUNGARVAN TOWN CENTRE PAINTING SCHEME Applications are invited to Dungarvan Town Council / Waterford City & County Council for the Dungarvan Painting Scheme. Funding up-to €600 per property is available to owners / occupiers to paint properties St. Mary’s Street, Grattan Square, O’Connell Street and Parnell Street. There is a limited budget so applicants will be prioritised according to impact that they will make to the traditional town centre. The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th May, 2014. Work must be completed by 1st September, 2014. For further information and application forms please visit www.waterfordcoco.ie, email bdrohan@waterfordcouncil.ie or Tel. 058-21169.


32 & 33

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE 2014

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Cycle Against Suicide 2014 Liam Brazil, Pat Casey and Theresa O'Donnell, enjoying a short break at Crotty’s Inn during the Cycle [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Against Suicide.

Jim Breen, founder of Cycle Against Suicide is pictured with Gavin Hallahan, Austin Halley, Lorraine Halley and Jim Power.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Jim Breen, founder of Cycle Against Suicide makes a presentation to Katie Manning who accepted it on behalf of Pobalscoil na Tríonóide, Youghal. Also included is Moe Dunford from the TV series 'The Vikings'. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Tricia Quinn pictured with Moe Dunford from the TV series 'The Vikings' during the Cycle Against Suicide 2014. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Four generations of the Veale family are pictured with Jim Breen during the Cycle Against Suicide.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Local cyclists, Martin Hayes, Anthony Dwyer, Martin Veale and Christy Connolly, who took part in the Cycle Against Suicide. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Moe Dunford from the TV series 'The Vikings' is pictured with Cycle Against Suicide Crew members Ciara O'Leary Fitzpatrick and Caroline Poff. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Local cyclists, Steven Murray pictured at Crotty’s Inn, Lemybrien, during the Cycle Against Suicide with Moe Dunford from the TV series 'The Vikings'. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Local cyclists, Martin Hayes and Michael O’Mahony, pictured at Crotty’s Inn, Lemybrien, during the [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Cycle Against Suicide.

Cyclist take a short break at Garveys during in the Cycle Against Suicide.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Cyclists taking part in the 'Cycle Against Suicide' take a short break at Crotty's Inn – From left to right: Moe Dunford, actor from the TV series 'The Vikings'; Jim Breen, founder of 'Cycle Against Suicide, and Cllr. Liam Brazil, who took part in the cycle. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


34

NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Kill

Suzanne McCarthy Rest In Peace. SINCERE SYMPATHY The committee of Kill Community Centre would like to express their sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Suzanne McCarthy who recently passed away. Her untimely passing left colleagues and friends at the centre deeply saddened but with fond memories of a dedicated diligent and committed administrator, always proactive and extremely interested in the development of new and innovative ideas for the betterment of the community. Thoughts and prayers are with Suzanne’s family and friends at this sad time. It was a privilege and a pleasure to have known Suzanne. Rest In Peace Suzanne. Thank you to the committee members who put in so much effort with the arrangements for the meal after Suzanne was laid to rest. SAFETY NOTICE Please note, P.J. O’Shea, Honorary Secretary of Bonmahon Lifeboat warns us of the dangers currently present at Boatstrand Pier. As the area is a favoured

spot for family visits, please take heed of this warning. Because of remedial works on the Boatstrand Pier North wall, the area is in a very dangerous condition. Please be aware that rebars used for concrete re-enforcing are located midway up the wall and horizontal to the beach. They are only visible after half tide. Children and adults should not jump off the wall until further notice. The beach area is strewn with broken concrete left behind also. We believe that that the area should be cordoned off until the works are completed and the area made safe once again. THERE’S HOPE! There is plenty of activity going on in and around our village shop, the new outside look being the most visible one. Word has it that we will have a shop again soon, that’s great news for everybody in the vicinity! DUNPHY’S JOTTINGS The winners of the darts last week were Mark O’Rourke and Liz Whelan, well done to you! To Angela and Anthony Mulcahy and

all involved in the recent Gealach Gorm Singer / Songwriter Festival, it was, as in previous years, a fabulous weekend of entertainment, it’s great to see such a well established festival in our village! Bubba ho-tet will be our music maker this Saturday – don’t miss it! WOMEN ONLY FITNESS CLASSES Ladies, an exciting new 4 week morning programme will be coming to Kill, consisting of 3 classes per week (10am to 11am). These classes will emphasise the pleasure and enjoyment of an active, healthy lifestyle for all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Whatever your age, size or ability, you have the right to be active, be comfortable in your skin and enjoy feeling fit! Exercise is essential for your health, get the best out of you without the pressure of competition. Get a head start this summer without having to drive far distances. Places are strictly limited, if you would like to book a place or would like more information, contact Michelle on 083-1737051.

Current condition of Boatstrand Pier courtesy of PJ O’Shea.

Irish Red Cross Dungarvan WE had a truly exciting schedule last week: on Tuesday, we were delighted to be invited to the Dungarvan Men’s Shed – not just once, but twice! Our recently qualified Therapeutic Handcare Practitioners treated the gentlemen to a relaxing

hand massage before returning for more serious business in the evening when life saving techniques such as CPR, the recovery position and how to treat someone who is choking were demonstrated and questions answered. It was an absolute pleasure to visit

What a lovely treat on a Tuesday morning!

and see the fantastic facility these gentlemen have set up, well done to all! Training on Wednesday put us all through our paces with the treatment of fractures, a great amount of knowledge was refreshed, shared and learned by all. Some of our members got up before the crack of dawn to provide medical cover for the Pieta House Darkness into Light Walk on Saturday where we joined our Portlaw colleagues in the ambulance. We’ll be back for more this week with the training focussed on the recognition and treatment of head injuries. Anyone interested in what we do is most welcome to join us for weekly training every Wednesday from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in Dungarvan Community Hospital or contact us on 087 6792 328.

Lots of scouting fun at the recent hike in Portlaw woods was had by the Red Cross Cadets.

Irish Red Cross Portlaw Branch 2014 TOM JORDAN ROAD RACE Thank you to all who supported this year’s Tom Jordan Road Race. At the time of writing, the results are not available yet – watch this space for the full report next week! INTERMEDIATE FIRST AID The very best of luck to our Trainee Intermediate First Aiders who will be sitting their written and practical exams in the coming week. You put in the work over the past weeks, so no need to be nervous! CADET UNIT What a wonderful day out in Portlaw Woods – following a hike up to the wind turbines, the Rathgormack Scout

Leaders taught us lots of fun skills. Watch out parents, most of our group were right at home and have already asked for plenty of trips to the woods, overnight stays in self made shelters, homemade twists (jellies optional) and various camp fires lit – thank you John, Lauren, David and Antoinette for a fun filled day, we are looking forward to many more! This week, our teams will be preparing their presentations for the International & Cultural Understanding Night. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! (note from your youth leaders: just remember, Belgium is famous for chocolates and Italy for ice-cream!)


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

35

Bonmahon WALK FROM A TO B A group of happy hikers assemble every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00 p.m. in the outdoor gym in Bonmahon, preparing for the 144 mile 8 day Walk from Allihies to Bonmahon this August.The 7 to 10 kilometre training walks around the beautiful Copper Coast are open to everyone. For more information or to sign up please e-mail walkfromatob@gmail.com or find us on social media BONMAHON COMMUNITY SOCIETY Last week yielded no jackpot winner again – all the better for whoever will eventually pick the lucky numbers! 2, 4, 30, 32

were drawn last week and we had two Match 3 winners, the O’Meara Family and William Power.Thank you for your continued support. This Thursday, we’ll play for a jackpot of €6,450. COPPER COAST GEOPARK CENTRE Our visitor centre had another detailed model delivered last week, showing the underground workings of the Tankardstown shafts. Thanks to Tina Keating, Andy Keating and Ger Walsh for their talented work. The model can be seen in the centre’s exhibition area. Check out our website www.coppercoastgeopark.com or find us on Facebook.

County Challenge with County Mayor Damian Geoghegan.

Abbeyside Scout Group Happy hikers participating in Walk from A to B training in Bonmahon. Thank you Dylan Mooney for helping out with the photo.

Kilrossanty Table Quiz for SYMPATHY Sympathy to Gertie Hayes, Garranbane on the death of her brother John Flynn, Kilcannon, Cappagh, which occurred over the weekend. May he rest in peace. COMERAGH QUEEN Comeragh Queen Festival will take place from 1st to 4th August. Events will include Quiz, Childrens Sports, 1964 Kilrossanty and Ardmore senior teams being honured at a function in Crotty’s Inn on Sunday, 2nd August. Crowning of Comeragh Queen on Monday night, 4th August. There will also be underage matches and adult matches. Final details not a available at present. Any girl willing to take part in the Comeragh Queen should give their names to the committee. Watch these notes for full details. COLLECTION Thanks to all who contributed to the Fianna Fail collection last weekend. HOLY COMMUNION Holy Communion will take place in Kilrossanty Church on 31st May at 11.00 a.m.

NEWS ITEMS All news items and notes are to be forwarded to the following email address: news@dungarvanobserver.ie

Comeragh Crossing

DUNGARVAN Hillwalking Club will hold a Table Quiz on Friday, May 16th to raise funds for the Comeragh Crossing, the annual trek across the Comeragh Mountains which raises much-needed funds for West Waterford charities. The quiz will take place in Dungarvan FC Soccer Club on the Kilrush Roundabout at 8.00 p.m. and the entry fee is €20 per table of four. Ronagh Baumann will be the Quizmaster on the night. You don’t have to be a member to take part, so if you like to test your knowledge and are looking for something fun to do on a Friday, why not come along.

Mystic Music

THE Abbeyside patrol that participated at the Waterford Scout County Challenge from the 2nd to the 5th at the Carriganore campus of WIT did very well. After all the training was over the trailer was packed with enough gear to run a small intercontinental expedition, a mountain of food was procured and the 8 scouts had a gruelling, challenging and fun weekend. In the end they came in 11th place in the competition, leading the Silver award class, which is a fantastic achievement considering only 1 of the 8 scouts had ever been on a County Challenge before. This is a development team and they developed well! Well done Larry (PL), Donncha (APL), Cian, Diarmuid, Fionn, Jordan, Luke and Sam. Thanks also to the leaders and parents

who contributed to this success, the County Challenge is a major effort and everyone involved deserves great credit for the effort made. You know who you are … Also congratulations to the Dungarvan and Cappoquin patrols at the challenge, good to see the west of the county making its mark. So, with Annual Camp starting to come into view the meeting last week started to look at what of our older tents are repairable, are beyond repair or are in good condition. We now have a pile of stuff to sort over the coming weeks to be ready to accommodate scouts, ventures and leaders at XXX – all to be revealed on May 21st, at the parents and scouts annual camp information night. Parents, don’t forget and please put

this date in your diary now. Our ventures have been busy, and were in Glenshelane recently doing some improvements to one of the wagons, including fitting a new stove they built, and doing some painting. We plan to do a “meitheal” (shared work day with a group of people) up in the Glen soon to do further painting in and outside the hut itself, and new grass seed has been delivered to see if we can improve the boggy conditions of some weeks ago by patching the surface with harder wearing grass. If that doesn’t work we may have to start digging drains! Ventures are also taking in on old Petrel dinghy for fixing up (thanks to Simon C. and more pictures to follow), and we would love to hear of anyone who wants a new home for

Have you heard it in your dreaming? Mystic music from the past, Drifting down deserted beaches, Like distant hoof-beats that have passed. When there’s a rapture in the stillness, And evening spreads its cloak, Of silence ‘round the twilight, And sea-mist drifts in like smoke. And the saffron stains have faded, From the skyline in the west, And the dusk turns day’s dim pages, And folding wings fill every nest. When your eyes are growing drowsy, And your thoughts begin to stray, Gleams again the faded colours, That you painted yesterday. ‘Tis then you’ll hear the mystic music, Drifting ghost-like through the gloom, And the roses of remembrance, Will once more around you bloom. JOHN DALY Eugene, Simon and Eoghan deliver a dinghy!

either or both of an old dinghy trailer or old outboard engine (say 2 – 8 HP size) that would help in that, we could swop, buy (if very cheap!) or come to some other arrangement on. Ventures and others remember, Slieve Donard climb the weekend of the 15th/16th of May, our second of the Four Provincial Peaks to be done this year. We look forward to welcoming six new scouts the week after next, who are joining us from the cub section. We will be arranging an investiture for all recently joined scouts before Annual camp, details on that to follow soon. So, it’s been a busy and productive period in Abbeyside scouting, we are looking forward now to better weather and relaxing in to the Summer!


36

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

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.)

Been affected by Suicide? YOU are not alone – Been Bereaved through suicide? Meet people in similar circumstances for a free tea or coffee and chat. 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon - Charity Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland. Contact Breda Maher on (086) 9822498.

Conna & District Flower and Garden Club

Pilltown Communion 2014, and Fr. Maurice O'Gorman P.P.

Ardmore

WEDNESDAY, 21st May at 8.00 p.m., Conna Hall – Teaching Demonstration by Bernadette Scanlon. Memembers will work after demo. All Welcome.

Ballyduff Card Results 7/5/’14 1st Shelia Lonergan & Mary Whelan; 2nd Eddie Sheehan & Dan Howard. Lucky Tables: Anne Geary & Rita Leamy; Eileen O’Callaghan & Maura Lyndsey; Bill Leahy & Helen O’Keeffe. Raffle: Delia Cashell, Shelia Lonergan, Pat Kirby, Maura Lyndsey, Lizzie Keane, Anne Geary, Helen O’Keffee, Denny Tobin.

Knit and Natter KNIT & Natter on Thursday, 15th May, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon. Free social knitting group. Have a cuppa and a chat and knit and learn to knit if you can’t. Wool provided. All most welcome. St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Contact Kate with any queries on 058-43685.

Old Fashioned Afternoon Teas CHARITY Vintage Tea Rooms in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, serving Old Fashioned Afternoon Teas in aid of Stradbally Parish, 2–5 p.m., on Saturday, 15th June. Find us on Facebook! Charity Vintage Tea rooms.

Abbeyside N.S. Book Fair SECOND Hand Book Fair in Abbeyside N.S. on Thursday/Friday, May 22nd/23rd, 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, May 24th/25th 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. All types of books available: Adult/children, finction/non-fiction. Bargains galore.

Lismore Choir Spring Concert THIS coming Saturday, May 17th is the date of the Lismore Choir Spring Concert. The choir will present an evening of melody and harmony with a medley of folk songs arranged by the modern composer John Rutter. There will also be a musical interlude with excellent soloists. Oisin McGill on the flute and Criostior Ó Loinghsigh playing piano. Come and enjoy this evening of light music in the beautiful surroundings of Lismore Cathedral at 8.00 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will be supporting Glencairn Abbey Restoration Fund. Tickets at €10 are available on the door if you do not have them already; also from choir members of Dungarvan Tourist Office.

[www.gomahony.com]

ARDMORE HAIR SALON (086) 1769088 Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment – 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Mobile Hairdressing Service also available anytime. Dungarvan / Youghal and surrounding areas. Tel. (086) 1769088. ELECTION POSTERS Any visitor from outer space would surely be dazzled and delighted by the vast array of colourful and informative posters that are bedecking every available eye-line vantage point of late! One would think that something important was coming up soon! Posters from one particular party have me a small bit puzzled though, and maybe it’s just because I’m a bit of an anti-poster person: ‘For Europe’ is emblazoned across the bottom of many posters and it got me thinking in whose interests these candidates were, well, ‘interested’…Ours, Theirs or Europe’s? Europe is all well and good, and I’m a firm believer in continent wide integration and harmony but I think that sitting and prospective members of the European Parliament should first have the interests of those who elect them at heart, then Europe and lastly, themselves. Maybe the wording on said posters could have done with a wee bit more in the line of lateral thinking. Now, there you go, this started with a comment about the colourful display on the poles! LEE CARLETON EXHIBITION Lee Carleton will be holding his Annual Ardmore Art

Exhibition in Carleton Art Studio,6, Main Street, Ardmore, on Saturday, 31st May, and Sunday 1st and Monday, 2nd June 2014, from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily. There will be a selection of acrylics, watercolours, pen and inks, etc. Paintings of all local scenes will be on display, and some for the first time. The range is very interesting and the prices are most reasonable. Go along and enjoy the Exhibition. Enquiries,commissions,pre views etc please phone 087/2371598. GRANGE N.S. NEWS We will be working in conjunction with Ria on the 7th of June for our next fundraiser in the Tea Rooms in St. Mary’s Church, Dungarvan. In the next few weeks Nora will be contacting people to ask them to bake for this event. For anyone looking for ideas, we will require tarts, cupcakes and tray bakes, no fresh cream or shop bought items. We will also be holding a book sale in the Church on the day. All books will be €1 and your support for the event would be appreciated. We will also have facepainting to keep the children entertained while you enjoy afternoon tea in delightful surroundings. We will be holding a Family Fun Table Quiz in An Tobar, Ardmore on the Friday, 13th June, at 7.00 p.m. SHARP. Quizmaster on the night will be Bob O’Brien. We have started to collect some AMAZING spot and raffle prizes for the night. We are astounded with the generosity of the local business. Some of the prizes on the night include • One week summer Camp Place at Ranger Camp

Ardmore Goes To Thomond Park! Pictured at Munster’s game last weekend were Grace, Ian, Linda and Stuart O'Mahony from Ardmore. [www.gomahony.com] Ardmore • Aura Family Swim Pass • One Month Aura Membership • 2 Five Day passes for Aura Leisure Centre • 2 Hour Kayak Lesson for Adult and Child from Ardmore Adventures • 2 Vouchers for Blackwater Garden Centre • Family Pass to Ardmore Open Farm • 2 Family Passes to Movie Junction Drive-In Cinema • Sunday Lunch in Garryvoe Hotel Plus we have many more surprises on the night. Tables will cost €20 and a great night of entertainment for all the family is assured. If any other businesses would like to donate a prize, please contact Nora on 087 7411410. RTH AUG GIG It’s one to look forward to alright!! When it comes to quality music sessions and gigs in the parish, one need never look no further than

Aidan and Trish at the Round Tower Hotel; and what a sizzler they have lined up for later this year! George Murphy! Mike Hanrahan! John Spillane! Roy Buckley! Songwriters/Singers of the highest calibre descending on our village! Put the date in your diary; Friday, August 15th, at 9.30 p.m.! No Cover Charge! SILENT MOVIE DAY! On Saturday, June 7th next, at Molly Keane’s House overlooking Ardmore Bay, and enjoy being taken back in time to another era by the old silent and black and white movies with Kevin Brownlow, renowned Film Historian. This unique event offers an engaging and sociable day out plus a fascinating opportunity for any film buff to gain the inside track on the making of these films. Start 10.00 a.m. and Finish 4.00 p.m. approx. Ticket Information: €80 (morning

and afternoon tea/coffee, cakes and 2 course lunch is included in the ticket price). €65 per head for group bookings of four or more. €60 early bird offer available for bookings before May 7th. Tel: 024 94225 or 085 7431377. HALLA DEUGLÁN BAZAAR 2014 In connection with the above, the Hall Committee is welcoming donations of articles for its annual Summer Bazaar on July 6th next. The hall will be open every Saturday, 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon, from now till the end of June to accept donations. Further information from Terry on 087-9477213. AFC SUMMER CAMP Ardmore soccer club will once again be holding their almost world famous Summer Soccer School this year, bookings now being taken! Camp dates are July 21st–25th inclusive and more details can be found at www.summersoccerschools.ie


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

37

Stradbally RECENT BAPTISM Dearvhla Brid Costello, daughter of Trevor and Aoife Costello, Stradbally Mór Stradbally was baptised at Holy Cross Churcy, Stradbally on Saturday, 10th May, 2014. The sponsors were Marcella Tobin and Cathal Manahan. Fr. Jerry Condon P.P. officiated. FIRST COMMUNION The service of the First Communion for the three primary schools in Stradbally will take place next Saturday, 17th May, 2014 at Holy Cross Church at 11.00 a.m. THANKS Fr. Jerry Condon P.P. wishes to thank all parishioners who contributed to the Trocaire collection over the six weeks of Lent. LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL Hard luck to Grainne Costello and Aimee Whelan who were part of the Waterford Panel who lost out to Armagh in the National League final in Parnell Park last Saturday, and was aired on TG4. We are now all looking forward to the championship already. TIDY TOWNS NEWS This week we say goodbye to Mark and Thomas who have been brilliant

ambassadors for the Friary College, Dungarvan while they have worked with Stradbally Tidy Towns on a transition year work experience team. The boys have been a great help as we prepare for the national competition. On Friday last they got down to painting the railings near the church and on Cove Hill making huge improvements. Some members have had a head start on the litter picking taking advantage of the fine evenings ahead of the Annual Clean-Up on Tuesday, 13th May. LOCAL SOCCER NEWS No jackpot winner in the latest lotto. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 17, 24. The €25 winners were Helen Aherne, Alice O’Brien, Tony O’Sullivan. The promoter’s prize went to John Whelan. The next draw will take place at O’Mahony’s, Durrow on Sunday night, 18th May with a jackpot prize of €1,400. The U12 side lost out in an odd goal in a thriller against St. Saviours on Bank Holiday Monday. The locals led 3-2 at half-time, but a couple of quick postinterval goals for the city side saw them gain the momentum. There was

drama at the end as Stradbally had a penalty chance to even proceedings, but the gods deserted them. Rory Fennell and Mikey Mullaney featured on the score sheet. The adult side completed their league campaign with a game against Kilmac who had to force a title winning playoff, whilst the locals played for pride alone. The visitors led 1-0 at half-time but shortly after the restart Nicky Power headed an equaliser following a corner. Kilmac regained the initiative with a headed score after a floated cross. Back came Stradbally in the guise of a neat one-two break between Kevin Lawlor and Rob Finn, with the former slotting home in the bottom corner. More drama at the death as Kilmac was awarded a penalty which they converted to keep their title aspirations alive. Final score Stradbally 2, Kilmacthomas 3. Academy continues on Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. followed by Little Dribblers at 11.45 a.m. The ever popular Stradbally F.C. Summer Camp this year will be held 14th - 18th July, 2014. Application forms will soon be available.

Registration now open for Helvick Swim “THE Annual Helvick Sponsored Swim is now open for registration” says RNLI Hon. Fundraising Chairman Oliver Clancy. “The swim, scheduled for noon on Sunday July 20th when we will have a very suitable tide is the major fundraising event for the Helvick Lifeboat. “2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Helvick Swim, which over the years has become a major event attracting participants from all over Ireland and beyond. We are hoping for a huge turnout to raise funds for our new boat the RNLB Robert Armstrong an Atlantic 85 a bigger and faster boat with more communication and electronic aids, including radio direction finding equipment and radar, etc.

“We will have a 2k and a 4k distance, weather permitting, but as the swim is in July, participants will need to start their training earlier than previous years. “Finally” added Oliver, “get in touch directly with me as early as possible in order to register for the 2014 Helvick Swim. If you can swim 2k in open sea, you might wish to consider taking part. Please feel free to contact me for enquiries and registration” at 087-8210420; rnlihelvick@gmail.com The fundraising committee work hard to supplement the often heroic and dangerous work carried out by the brave volunteer crews who risk their lives in all kinds of weather to save life at sea 24-7-365.

Sponsored swimmers Ailbhe Tierney, Emmet Mullally, Maura Murphy, Angela Moore, Patrick Hallahan, Lisa Geoghegan, Liz Callaghan and Eanna Sheehan in Ballinacourty prior to the start of the 2013 Helvick Swim in aid of the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat. [© Mary Tobin]

Dungarvan Red Cross members pictured with Katie Taylor at Dungarvan Sports Centre.

[Dan McGrath]

Aglish Fun Run / Walk 2014 MAIN Sponsors Lidl. On Easter Monday the 2nd, Aglish Fun Run / Walk in aid of Childrens Hospital Crumlin took place. Over 200 adults and 50 children took part. This fundraising event would not be possible without our sponsors. All our sponsors are named on our Facebook page. As I have so many people to thank it will not be possible to name ye all but ye know

who ye are. Special thanks to Conor & Jamie and all the stewards who were on traffic duty; to Gary and his crew in The Civil Defence who provided medical cover; Aglish Community Hall for use of Hall. Our photographers David and John Coleman and Irina Duane who took wonderful photos. To all the people that helped with food preparation and dishing it out on

the day thanks very much. Thanks to all the people that took the time and effort to run, walk and raise much needed funds for Crumlin. To the local papers, James Veale, Viki Mulhall, Kay Ledingham, and Dorothy Ahearne for all the publicity. A cheque for €3,340 + a cheque for €1,060 from Aglish Fun Run has been forwarded to Crumlin. Thanks from Liam and Anne O’Donnell.

COMERAGH COMHALTAS

Comhaltas Craobh na gComarach COUNTDOWN TO TRADFEST AND FLEADH Dungarvan has built up a reputation as a gathering place for trad followers and performers over many years.With a proliferation of festivals all over the country, the word spreads through the grapevine from festival to festival and plans are made to meet at the next convenient date or event. County Fleadhanna Cheoil are held mostly during May and June and they form the foundation for many an enjoyable break. The value of trad music as a tourist attraction is appreciated by the business community and through sponsorship and support, attractive programmes are developed.The brochure for our own festival over the June Bank Holiday weekend lists a stunning array of well known exponents of the traditional arts. Enquiries for participation in the busking competition have come from other counties and tickets are already booked for the Danú concert from Britain and Europe. It is the combination of free entertainment on the Gig Rig and in the session trail and the possibility of joining in with the well known players that makes Dungarvan Trad fest special. Seven pubs have already signed up for the session trail including the Moorings, the Anchor, the Lady Belle,The Local, Downeys, Tudor House and O'Cadhlas.

Thanks to The Park Hotel who have sponsored the main prize of a short break in any of The Flynn Group Hotels for our fundraising raffle and to Genoa's Takeaway and Paddy Foley's for their support. SCAIRIBHÍN NA gCUACH The cuckoo is praised as the harbinger of joy and summer in many folk songs. This year the welcome sounds were heard quite early but in recent weeks the nesting birds, the gardiners, the bees and the apple blossoms have not had it easy.Would it be “scairibhín na gcuach” my brother asked? Once again I was reminded of the power of our Irish language to descibe an occurrence. Like the days of the “sean bó”at the end of March early April,” scairibhín na gcuach” descibes the changes in the weather in the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May. THIRD COMHALTAS SONGS PROJECT Comeraghs Comhaltas launched the first Amhráin na nDéise song project as part of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Dungarvan in July 2011. It was an outstanding success. With the great tradition of singing in County Waterford, the idea behind the project was to bring pupils from various schools together to give a recital of some of our best known songs as Gaeilge - Sliabh Geal gCua, Bhíos lá i bPort Lairge etc. The teachers put in tremendous

work teaching these much loved songs and when over 200 children conducted by the late Treasa Ní Eacthighearnn, gave the recital in the Park Hotel, it was nothing short of delightful. With the intention of keeping our songs alive, it was decided to make the project an annual event and it is going from strength to strength. Last June over 400 children from 9 schools performed in Lawlor's Hotel. B'iontach an radharc é, iad go léir ag canadh le chéile ‘s ag baint taitneamh as. They were conducted by Marie O'Reilly, a niece of the late Fr. Joe Bracken, who himself worked tirelessly teaching and fostering a love of traditional Irish music, singing and drama in the county. This year, we in Craobh na gComarach C.C.E are working in partnership with Cór Fear na nDéise. On Thursday, June 5th in the Park Hotel Darren Ó Droma and other members of the choir will give workshops during the morning and at 1.15 p.m. there will be a recital not to be missed. Members of this prestigious choir will perform with the children. The very talented Darren will conduct the choir. What a wonderful opportunity for the children, teachers and indeed parents. Beidh fáilte roimh cách ar an lá. Admission is free. Tá Amhráin na nDéise beo i bPortLáirge.


38

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Touraneena SLIABH gCUA LOTTO Week Ending 11th May, 2014. Lotto Jackpot €1,100. Winning numbers drawn were 1, 12, 13. No winner. New jackpot for next week is €1,200. 5 x €20 winners, Ronan Gleeson, Mary Morrissey, Mary E. Boyle, Valerie O'Gorman, G. Gleeson. Promoter's Prize €20 - Betty Condon. The lotto jackpot is once again a generous €1,200 and well worth entering for €2. Tickets can be purchased from committee members, designated promoters and all the local retail outlets. Next draw is in Hanrahan's Bar, Ballinamult on Sunday, 18th May, 2014. SYMPATHY We extend sincere sympathy to sisters Philomena Nolan, Theresa Osborne, Anna Morrissey and Gertie Hayes, on the recent death of their brother John Flynn, Kilcannon, Cappagh. John was son of the late Paddy and Hannah Flynn.We extend our sincere sympathy also to brother in law, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. FUNDRAISING The late Paddy Whelan's (Paddy Whack) daughter Muireann is raising funds for an

DU

NG

AN ARV

menssheds.ie

organisation called the Ulman cancer fund 4K. Muireann is taking part in a run across America this Summer in memory of her father who passed away from cancer in October 2012. Muireann has set a fundraising goal of 6,000 dollars and is reaching out to her dad's old friends and team mates for support. The run is starting on June 15th in San Francisco and is ending July 28th in Baltimore. If you would like to make a donation of any amount, the most secure way is through Muireann's fund raising page on the 4K cancer website. The link is http:4kforcancer.org/profiles/muireann-phelan/. Donations can also be made using a bank draft made payable to '4K for cancer' with 'Muireann Phelan' written in the memo line. The postal address is 12 Plymouth Avenue, Mineola, New York 11501. All support is greatly appreciated. CONGRATULATIONS Many congratulations to Abbie Dalton who recently secured her second consecutive U-14 Waterford Munster medal when Waterford ladies defeated Clare by the narrowest of margins with a 3-09 to 3-08 scoreline. Well done to Abbie.

Dungarvan Mens Shed

TUESDAY saw the visits from the Dungarvan Branch of the Irish Red Cross, and very enlightening it was too! Many Shedders were there for the morning visit, when Antoinette and Therese gave all the men present a very relaxing hand massage, and applied oil and creams to the delicate hands of the men. It was so relaxing in fact that some of the guys didn't take their hands out of their pockets for the rest of the day!! Tuesday evening saw a more serious visit, with First responders Antoinette, Eric and Eileen giving a lecture on CPR Resuscitation, the recovery position, the Heimlich Maneuver and what to do if someone has an asthmatic attack. It was an outstanding talk and demonstration, with the Shedders taking part and showing great interest in all things to do with first aid. We cannot thank the lads last night, and the Red Cross for the talk, and they said they would be back soon to give a talk on burns, cuts and fractures. Thanks to Antoinette, Eric, Eileen and Therese. The Red Cross visit inspired our resident poet Ger Dalton to put pen to paper.

FIRST RESPONSE They came to the Mens Shed this Tuesday night, Red Cross tutors in uniforms bright, Their knowledge between us they did disperse, How to Resuscitate we did rehearse, So glad they came and gave their time, Confidence in Resuscitation now is mine. Ger Dalton The week ended in the Shed with a good sense of achievement all round. A very busy week it was too, with the wheelbarrows up to 10 now, and a great clean and tidy up in the workshop as well. Pre -fab saw a good bit of action too, with Eddie and Chris restoring furniture there. The garden is looking well thanks to Tommy and the mower, with Ger ready in the greenhouse with plenty of flowers and veg getting planted on! The workshop was busy with wood turning, bookcase making and fretwork all in evidence under the watchful eye of Jim Egan.

John Dwane, President Dungarvan Lions Club, presents a cheque to Therese Dipple who accepted it on behalf of Pieta House. Also included is Ray McAndrew, Dungarvan Lions Club. This cheque was part of the proceeds of Jigs & Reels 2014. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Scannán nua faoi Chomhlucht Forbartha na nDéise le seoladh an tseachtain seo chughainn.

Nótaí na Gaeltachta le Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise SCANNÁNAÍOCHT DEN SCOTH LE TEACHT AS PORT LÁIRGE Beidh seoladh saothair oibre na mic léinn ón gcúrsa Ard Diplóma i Léiriú Teilifíse ar siúl ar an 22ú Bealtaine 2014 ag 11.30 sa phictiúrlann SCG Dhún Garbhán. Beidh léachtóirí agus céimithe an chúrsa i lathair ar an lá. Tá seacht gclár dramaí agus fáisnéise déanta le taispeáint ar an lá a bhí deanta mar pháirt den gcúrsa Ard Dioplóma í Léiriú Teilifíse atá í gcomhpháirtíocht le Nemeton Teo, Institúid Theicneolaíochta Phort Láirge agus Údarás na Gaeltachta. Bhain na mic leinn lán úsáide as an timpeallacht álainn sa Rinn,Port Láirge agus Conamara ina gcuid scannán. Tá go leor talainne agus samhlaíochta le feiceáil ón nglúin nua scannánaithe sna scannáin seo. Rinneadh scannán ar leith faoi Chomhlucht Forbartha na nDéise agus an obair a bhíonn idir lámha ag an eagraíocht sa phobal sa Rinn agus sa Sean Phobal. HIGHER DIPLOMA IN TELEVISION PRODUCTION – FILM PREMIERE Waterford Institute of Technology and Nemeton TV are pleased to announce that the class of 2014 film premiere will be held on 22nd May in SCG Cinema, Dungarvan starting with a reception at 11.30 a.m. The students on the Waterford Institute of Technology Post Graduate course in Television have been working very hard under the guidance of their camera, editing and directing tutors over the past few months to research, film and edit four excellent half hour of dramas, music shows and documentaries and two drama

films. Many of which were filmed in Waterford and Dungarvan. Topics include Halloween in Derry by Des Baker, Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise,by local film maker Eileen Hyland, Two dramas and a specially composed suite of music inspired by the Comeraghs by Eadaoin Walsh from Waterford. GRADAM BAINTE AG AN BHFÉILE NÁISIÚNTA DRÁMAÍOCHTA Comhghairdeachas ó chroí le Pádraig Seosamh Ó Mathúna agus le Liam ó Riain, Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail, a bhain gradam ag an bhFéile Násiúnta Drámaíochta i gCúil Aodha le déanaí, don léiriú acu ar 'Aighneas an Pheacaigh leis an mBás' leis an bhfile clúiteach Pádraig Denn. Hearty congratulations to Pádraig Seosamh Ó Mathúna and Liam Ó Riain of Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail, for being awarded a 'gradam' for their presentation of Pádraig Denn's 'Aighneas an Pheacaigh leis an mBás' at the Féile Náisiúnta Drámaíochta, recently held in Cúil Aodha. LIOS NA SÍOG Bhí lá iontach ag na páistí le déanaí nuair a thugadar cuairt ar an stáisiún dóiteáin i nDún Garbhán. Míle buíochas do Trevor agus Craig. The children from Lios na Síog had a great day recently at Dungarvan Fire Station, míle buíochas to Craig and Trevor for their help on the day. CRUINNIÚ CINN BHLIANA COSCURSP TEO Tá Coscursp Teo. ag eagrú cruinniú cinn bhliana i Lios na Síog, an Sean Phobal ar an gCéadaoin, 21ú Bealtaine ag 7.00 i.n. Tá sé tábhachtach go mbeadh ionadaíocht ón bpobal ann chun tacú leis an

seirbhís naíonra sa Sean Phobal. Fáilte roimh chách ar an oíche. Coscursp Teoranta are holding their Annual General Meeting in Lios na Síog, an Sean Phobal on Wednesday, 21 May at 7.00 pm. All are welcome to attend and become involved in the running of the naíonra in an Sean Phobal. COISTE MAISITHE – GLANADH AR AN 31 BEALTAINE Is ar an Satharn, 31 Bealtaine a bheidh an glanadh ar siúl ar na tránna sa cheantar i mbliana. Tiocfaidh daoine le chéile ag a deich a chlog ar maidin agus beifear ag glanadh ansin go dtí a dó-dhéag. Tá cabhair an phobail ag teastáil anois don ócáid seo agus beidh daoine ag teacht le chéile ar an lá sa charrchlós ag an gCoinigéar, Baile na nGall, Heilbhic agus Poll a’ Phúca. Tuilleadh eolais ó 058-46448. A clean up of the beaches on the Ring peninsula is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st from 12.00 noon –2.00 p.m. as part of Clean Coasts Week. “We are looking for volunteers of all ages to help in this great spring clean amidst the splendid coastal scenery in the beautiful Co Waterford Gaeltacht.” says CMR committee member Anne Kenneally. The meeting points are: The Cunningar car park; Baile na nGall Pier; Helvick Pier car park, Poll a Phúca. Bags and gloves will be provided but please bring your own pickers, if you wish. Organised by Coiste Maisithe na Rinne - Ring Peninsula Community Group and An Taisce Clean Coasts Week in conjunction with the Environment Section of Waterford Co Council, there are over 100 people of all ages expected to take part. Info: (058) 46448; 086 813 4597.

PÁIRC UILE AIMSIRE Is féidir an pháirc uile aimsire a chur in áirithe tré glaoch a chur ar Ann Hogan ar 086-1655137. The all-weather pitch in An Sean Phobal can be booked by calling Ann Hogan on 086-1655137 SEIRBHÍS DOCHTÚRA Bíonn an Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú ag feidhmiú ó Ionad Pobail na Rinne gach Máirt agus Déardaoin ó 911 ar maidin. Glaoigh ar (058) 41262 nó (058) 41227 chun coinne a dhéanamh. Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú will be available for appointments in the Health Centre in Ionad Pobail na Rinne on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am – 11am. Please note Tuesday and Thursday are the new days the clinic will be open. 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 085-1520494. The contact numbers for the An Rinn / An Sean Phobal branch of St Vincent de Paul are (058) 46125 nó 085-1520494. MEÁIN SHÓISIALTA / TEAGMHÁIL / CONTACT Is féidir an nuacht is déanaí agus eolas faoi imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl sa Rinn agus sa Seanphobal ar an leathnach 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, seol iad chuig cfdeise@gmail.com nó 05846664.


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

39

Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan READINGS for Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan’s first production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, will take place in Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre on Monday, 26th May, at 7.30 p.m. Author Ken Kesey published One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1962. Awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship in 1958, Kesey elected to enrol in Stanford University’s Creative Writing programme in California. He lived in the bohemian neighbourhood of Perry Lane and worked the nightshift as an aide in the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital. A neighbour, a Stanford psychology student, invited him to participate in a CIA-funded project underway at the hospital to study the effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly LSD, cocaine and mescaline on humans. Kesey then experienced hallucinations while working in the psychiatric ward at the hospital, in which he frequently saw an Indian sweeping the floors. It’s thought that these experiences and his time talking to patients in the ward, sometimes under the influence of the hallucinogenic drugs with which he had volunteered to experiment, inspired him to write his most successful novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The basic premise of the book is Kesey’s belief that the patients in the psychiatric ward were not insane, but that they had been shunned

by a society that abhorred the unconventional. Set in a psychiatric ward in the Pacific Northwest, the play is “narrated” by Chief Bromden, a half-Indian man who is thought to be deaf and dumb, but who has in fact chosen not to speak due to his fear of Nurse Ratched, a cold, calculating, manipulative woman who runs the ward in a sly, domineering, oppressive manner. Billy Bibbitt is a stuttering, nervous patient, as afraid of Nurse Ratched as he is of his own domineering mother. The status quo of the ward is thrown into disarray with the arrival of Randle McMurphy, a loud, boisterous, self-obsessed “gamblin fool” who played crazy in order to escape the hard work of the prison work farm, believing the psychiatric ward to be an easier way to spend his sentence. McMurphy immediately challenges Nurse Ratched’s authority, and incites the other patients to join him in his campaign to crush Nurse Ratched’s

oppressive, conservative, authoritative regime, with disastrous consequences for him and some of the other patients on the ward. In 1963, Dale Wasserman, a prolific American playwright, adapted Kesey’s novel for the stage. And in 1975, Michael Douglas (whose father Kirk Douglas had years before bought the movie rights) produced the Oscar-winning but controversial version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Controversial, not just on account of the subject matter, but also because of the withdrawal of Ken Kesey just two weeks into the production. He disagreed with the producers decision to minimise the character of Chief Bromden and also with the casting of Jack Nicholson (who went on to win an Oscar for his portrayal of the ill-fated McMurphy). And Kesey, who died in 2001 claimed to have never watched the movie version of his book. Although the 1975 movie version of One Flew Over

Ron Bending

the Cuckoo’s Nest is iconic to many, the play version provides a wider range of well-developed characters and is seen by Director, Fidelma Meaney, to be a harder-hitting, more emotive piece of work.This play is full of both humour and pathos. There are 16 speaking parts in the play, ranging from the larger parts of Chief Bromden, McMurphy, Nurse Ratched and Billy Bibbitt, to the other male patients on the ward (Harding, Cheswick, Martini, Ruckly and Scanlon), Candy and Sandra, the two prostitutes brought onto the ward one night by McMurphy (having bribed Mr Turkle, the Night Watchman) for a party, male aides Warren and Williams, Nurse Flinn, and the spineless Dr. Spivey. Some are quite small parts, with just a few lines, and there are also some non-speaking roles, perfect for someone who might be treading the boards for the first time. The open auditions/readings will take place on 26th May, and the cast will reconvene at the end of the summer to launch into rehearsals for this first Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan project. There has already been huge interest from people in the community wanting to get involved in this play, and the director is delighted that many who have been in touch to date are hoping to venture onto stage for the first time. The thrill and buzz you can get from performing on stage in front of an appreciative audience is immeasurable (it far outweighs the nerves even the most experienced actors get just before the theatre lights dim!).The camaraderie among the cast and crew often leads to new and lifelong friendships. And of course, the confidence you can gain from the experience will be with you for life. So if you’re over 16, have a burning desire to show the town what you can do or if getting involved in a play is on your bucketlist, come along to the readings in Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre on Monday, 26th May, at 7.30 p.m. There is no need to learn anything in advance, but anyone who would like to read the script before the auditions can contact director Fidelma Meaney on 087-3812028. Or you can message us on our Facebook page facebook.com/ CCPDungarvan, email us on ccpdungarvan@hotmail.com, or tweet us @CCPDungarvan. The readings are great fun, so even if you’re not thinking of going on stage and just want to see what it’s all about or meet the members of Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan, we’d love to see you on 26th May. We welcome members over 16 years of age from all walks of life, regardless of their stage/theatre experience to date.

Children of Scoil Mhuire, Modeligo National School, who received their First Communion recently in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Modeligo. Back row (l. to r.): Eamon Ryan, Katy O’Brien, Ava O’Shea, Dylan Foran. Front row (l. to r.): Adrian O’Keeffe, Méabh Barron, Éabha Horgan, Aoifa Power. With Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., Cappoquin; Ms. Amy Foley, Class Teacher, and Barry Kinsella, Principal Modeligo N.S.

Ballysaggart BALLYSAGGART COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Last weekend was a busy one again for us with our National Spring Clean Day taking place on Saturday morning. The weather wasn’t kind to us as usual but it not stop the usual troops coming out to help thanks to all. Extra new trees were planted and staked aalso Thanks again to all who took part in

both events. Non Stop Draw Results: 1st Michael Geoghegan; 2nd Chris and Liam Moore; 3rd Geraldine Murphy. FESTIVAL AGM The AGM of the Ballysaggart Festival will place on Wednesday, 14th May, at 8.00 p.m. Members to attend and new members are welcome.

CRAOL Feile 2014 CRY104fm are delighted to welcome Main Renault, Dacia and Hyundai Dealers Keary’s of Midleton as official Gold Sponsors of CRAOL Feile 2014 taking place in Youghal from the 23rd to the 25th of May. CRAOL (Community Radio Forum of Ireland) is the representative, coordinating, lobbying, training, and support group for the Irish Community Radio Movement. It is the umbrella organisation for the twenty four fully licensed Community Radio stations throughout Ireland, and a raft of ‘aspirant’ community radio stations at different stages of their development. The annual Community Radio Féile is an important event for community radio stations nationwide which offers an opportunity for

Community radio practitioners to come together and share experience, skills and knowledge through specially designed workshops along with networking events. Excitement is building in Youghal in advance of this year’s Féile, which will be a very special event for Community Radio Youghal who will also be celebrating their 35th anniversary in existence serving the town Youghal and the surrounding Rural Areas. In conjunction with CRY’s 35th birthday celebrations, the station will be broadcasting live from The Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal over the course of the weekend which will be where the majority of the 18 workshops and seminars will take place on the Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s Feile will get underway at Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant in Youghal on Friday the 23rd at 9.00 p.m. when the annual CRAOL achievement awards will be given out and will run until Sunday lunchtime when the final seminar will end. In what will be a timely boost for the local economy the Youghal Feile will see over 150 delegates from radio stations around the Country descend on the seaside town for this three day event and it is testament to the growing reputation of CRY104fm nationally that Youghal was chosen to host this year’s event in what will be a celebration of CRY104fm and Community Radio throughout Ireland.


40

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Modeligo

Members of Dungarvan Drama Club and local group Bealtaine who performed at the Cumann na mBan event at Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre last Thursday. The evening was co-ordinated by Chrissy O’Connor Knight and Eddie Cantwell, Waterford County Museum, and Deirdre Collender, DDC.

Tionól na nDéise i mBainlann Chúil na nGabhar BHAILIGH slua mór le chéile ar an Satharn, 12 Aibreán i mBainlann Chúil na nGabhar don cheathrú léacht mar chuid de Thionól na nDéise. Thug Ciarán Ó Gealbháin an-chaint uaidh ar an lá faoin teideal “Capall na hOibre: Bia in Amhráin na nDaoine”. Mar cheann d’imeachtaí na Féile Bia, rinne Ciarán trácht ar na hamhráin a bhfuil tagairt iontu do chúrsaí bia agus dí. Léirigh sé saibhreas na n-amhrán ag trácht go speisialta ar Aonach Bhearna na Gaoithe. Chan sé go binn véarsaí as na hamhráin agus roinn sé a shaineolas fúthu ar an lucht éisteachta a bhí an-thógtha leis an gcur i

láthair. Sraith imeachtaí cultúrtha i nGaeilge is ea Tionól na nDéise, a dhéanann ceiliúradh ar oidhreacht agus ar chultúr na Gaoluinne anseo sna Déise. Tionscadal de chuid Oifig na Gaeilge, i gComhairle Contae Phort Láirge is ea an Tionól, a thagann i gcomharbacht ar an bhféile deireadh seachtaine, Tionól an Fhómhair, mar a bhíodh. Bhí ceithre léacht den scoth againn i mbliana agus fógrófar sraith léachtanna 2014/2015 go luath. Bainlann Chúil na nGabhar was packed to capacity for the fourth lecture as part of the Tionól na nDéise series which was held

in conjunction with the West Waterford Festival of Food. Ciarán Ó Gealbháin from an Sean Phobal focused on the traditional songs and the many connections with food in these compositions. He had the audience enthralled with his deep understanding of the songs and also singing verses throughout his presentation. Tionól na nDéise, organised by Oifig na Gaeilge at Waterford County Council is aimed at promoting an Ghaeilge and the unique culture of Port Láirge. The dates and venues for the 2014/15 Tionól na nDéise will be announced shortly.

MAY PROCESSION The annual May Procession dedicated to Our Lady, will go ahead on Sunday next (May 18th) in Cappoquin, beginning straight after 11.30 a.m. Mass.Weather permitting, it will use the same route as last year, and the procession will end at the Cappoquin Community Centre. It's an opportunity for the people of the Parishes of Modeligo/Affane and Cappoquin, and indeed from the sorrounding Parishes, to come along and walk in the procession. The Parish’s 3 choirs will be singing hymns relevant to the occasion, we are encouraged to join in the singing and prayers. A bus will be available in the chapel yard beforehand (with limited amount of seating) for those who wish to avail of it. At the conclusion, light refreshments will be served at the Community Centre. We look forward to your participation and making a wonderful oevent. PLAYGROUND OPENING ON SUNDAY The Modeligo Community playground is now completed and ready for use: perhaps it took a little longer than anticipated, so that's all the more reason then to celebrate the opening. A small ceremony to to mark the event will be held after the 10.00 a.m. Modeligo Mass on Sunday next, May 18th, so do please

feel free to come along to the Field and celebrate the occasion with us. You'll be able to see first-hand for yourselves the marvellous work that has been done and the wonderful facility that the Parish now has.The organising group would love to see as many as possible join them on the morning, refreshments will be available in the hall. NEWS FROM MODELIGO N.S. School enrolment forms for new entrants are available for collection in the school. The open day for the new infants has been set for Friday May 16th between 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. The 6th class children have started a 4 week cookery course with Edwina Sheehan. The 5th and 6th class girls have reached the final in the camogie and are due to play Coolnasmear in the final. The Primary School Sports took place last Thursday night in the Friary and the Western final will be held this coming Thursday with children from the school competing in the sprints, long distances and relay events. The open night will be held on Friday, May 30th from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. A match will take place on the new pitch with the new goal posts and all are invited to attend and view the classrooms and see a sample of some of the school's activities. Also, all classes are doing

gymnastics on Fridays for 6 weeks and aa well, are doing soccer on Wednesdays with Michael Looby CONDOLENCES It was with graet sadness that we learned of the death of Johnny Flynn, Kilcannon, on Friday last, and we offer sincere condolences to his sisters, nephews, nieces, neighbours and their extended families. right around the parish and souuounding area, the late Johnny was so popular with young and old it was unbelievable, it was always a tonic to meet him. Following Requiem Mass at Modeligo, Johnny was interred in the family plot. Also we wishn to offer our sympathies to the Buckley family Ballyhane, on the sad occasion of the death of Seán, who passed to his eternal reward on Friday last. Sean was a man of great personal integrity who worked on the family farm all his life. Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad. CRANNCHUR AITIUL The numbers drawn from the drum on saturday night last were 4, 23 and 29, there was no winner, that means that we have a jackpot of €3,00 gor next weekend. Comhghairdeachas don gceathrar seo leanas a bhuaigh €25 sa mhala séanmhar: Anne Dalton, Grange; Michelle Fitzgerald; John McGrath Jr., do; Lisa Mulcahy, do.

Ballinvella Mary Meirenáin, Olive Ní Chatháin agus Mícheál Ó Meirneáin ag Tionól na nDéise.

Míchéal Ó Drisléain ag bronnadh comhartha buíochais ar Chiarán Ó Gealbháin tar éis léacht den scoth ag Tionól na nDéise.

ON Tuesday, 6th May, we held our first committee meeting of 2014. A minutes silence was held in honour of the late Toney McGrath R.I.P. who passed away during the closing days of 2013. Toney was born in Monatrim and attended school in Ballinvella with his brothers and sisters. After his school years Toney took up a beloved career in farming on his family farm in Glenasaggart in which he did so well until his retirement a few years ago. Toney and his late wife Ann were founding members of Ballinvella Community Centre. Toney was always willing to do whatever was to be done within our community. He

enjoyed the game of 45 in various locations but especially Ballinvella school house. We miss the yarns and stories in which he told with a unique sense of wit and humour and his pocket full of sweets. May he rest in peace. Sympathy is extended to his children P. J. Henry, Johnny, Kathleen, son-inlaw Colin, daughter-in-law Mags, grandchildren, his brother John, his sisters and their families. We have sadly lost another past pupil of Ballinvella School house, Kay Sexton (nee Cuffe) who passed away recently. Our deepest sympathy to the Sexton family of Limerck and Fogarthy fam-

ily of Bishopstown. We would also like to add our deepest sympathy to the following families on the loss of their loved ones, Maureen Hales and family on the death Stephen. The O’Sullivan family on the death of Marie.To Margaret O’Donoghue and family on the death of her mother Mary Bray. May they all rest in peace. Special Birthday wishes to John Prendergast of Bridane and Cappoquin past pupil of Ballinvella school house who recently celebrated his 100th Birthday. Ballinvella annual mass will be held on Friday the 20th of June at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.

@DungarvanObserv An Slua i mBainlann Chúl na nGabhar do Thionól na nDéise. Imeacht de chuid Oifig na Gaeilge, Údaráis Áitiúla Phort Láirge is ea an Tionól.

WE’RE SOCIAL! Join us... @DungarvanObserv and keep up to date with all our tweets about Dungarvan and County Waterford.


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

41

Cappoquin TIDY TOWNS 2014 The first round of judging will take place in four weeks time for this year's Tidy Towns Awards so this is the perfect time to spring clean Cappoquin. Please help by picking up any litter and keeping the area in front of your home or shop neat and tidy. A spring clean or a freshen up with a coat of paint, plants and flowers always keep the scores in our favour.

Cake Sale - Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th: We are looking forward to another Cake Sale on Saturday, May 24th from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., and again on Sunday, May 25th, 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. in the CYMS Hall. The talented bakers of Cappoquin will be asked to show case their talents yet again. Looking forward to seeing everyone there to lend their support.

Lismore LISMORE TIDY TOWNS During the past week preparations were made for summer planting with beds at the Tallow Road, New Street. the Monument and at the Triangle being dug over and raked. All of the wall baskets at West Street / New Way were cleaned out and filled with compost.The eight containers at West Street were cleaned and filled with compost as were the four containers on Main Street, four at St. Carthage's Church, two at St. Carthage’s Cathedral, three on Church Lane, three at New Street, four at the Grotto at Bankfield and two at the

Bank of Ireland. This work will lighten the work at planting time. With three weeks to go to adjudication in the National Tidy Towns Competition people are asked to brush down, wash, clean and paint if necessary. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK: Create a barrier / ring around plants with soft and chewy foliage such as Hostas and lettuce by crushing egg shells and laying them on the ground. Slugs or snails won't get past them to feed or you can also take more direct action by filling dishes or saucers with beer which will attract those pests.

Parish of Lismore & Ballysaggart THE First Holy Communion Mass will be a source of joy and happiness for all children so carefully prepared by their teacher Mrs. Lonegan. For each child their personal experience of their First Holy Communion will be deeply influenced by the Faith journey they have travelled with their parents/guardians over the last two years. Great credit is due to those families who have made a real effort to actively participate in both the school and parish programme. Thanks to the parents who gave of their time to organise all the First Communion Masses. On Saturday 17th at 11.00 a.m. the children in Lismore will celebrate their First Communion and on Sunday 18th at the 9.30 a.m. Mass the children will celebrate theirs. The choir under the direction of Ms. O’Mahony and the organ played by her own daughter Ms. S. O’Mahony assisted by Ms. Buck will gather the people to praise and thanks. Many families come out from Lismore on the Sunday morning to participate in the

Mass with the children of Ballysaggart. It is a lovely Christian tradition.Thanks to all who help from the school. We must remember the many retired priests and bishop of our priests fund. I trust that you will meet this work of mercy diocese who served. Our retirement collection for the retired priests will be on the 25th. Our parish has to contribute €2,200 to the diocesan retirement fund. St. Carthage’s Feast Day 15th May. Patron Saint of the Parish. He brought such a rich tradition to Lismore.The quality of education drew people from many countries. His Educational system had Spirit. The famous Lismore Crozier is one example of the excellence of the craftsmanship pursued here. We will have a 6.30 p.m. Mass to mark this day. MASS TIMETABLE Saturday, 17th May - Vigil Mass in Lismore at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, 18th May Morning Mass in Ballysaggart at 9.30 a.m. Sunday Mass in Lismore at 11.00 a.m. Parish Radio Link 103.9FM

I was part of the group of photographers from Dungarvan Camera Club invited by Susie Wingfield to photograph this very special place prior to this event. There are 5 acres here just ideal for a picnic. [Richard Cutbill]

Gardens of Cappoquin and Lismore open this Sunday, May 18th, in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland HAVE you ever walked into a room and wondered why you are there? Or See somebody you obviously know smiling, walking towards you and their name just drops out of your head. These are samples, but there may be many other moments of forgetfulness creeping into your life. Unfortunately, this could be the start of something more serious, so do not be light hearted about this, ‘just having a senior moment’ or ‘Sorry I’m off with the fairies’, etc. If this is troubling you go and get it checked out. I was exasperating my dear wife with my forgetfulness to such a degree that she insisted I see my GP. I had a physical examination and various mental tests, which I passed. But my GP was aware of my

wife’s concern and prescribed a thorough check to be carried out at the clinic in WRH. I was impressed with facilities but the result, fortunately was the same, one Nurse suggested I had a lazy brain. My mother lost her mind in her later life and was hospitalised for her own safety, and watching her slip into that black abyss was just too awful to explain.’ So my Wife’s anxiety was totally understandable. Massive progress in the science of the brain (mind) has been made over the past decade, that the onset of Alzheimer’s if it is diagnosed in its early stages can be abated with the correct treatment. Even in our later years it can be arrested, but the research for this is ongoing and needs our

SUIB$FBQBDI$IPJOO BTD$BUIB /

CARNIVAL MEETING The next meeting of the Cornerstone Carnival committee takes place this Wednesday night, May 14th, at the Central Bar. It’s a good sign of the Summer coming that we are going for a slightly later start time than usual this week, 8.30 p.m. This should be the last meeting before we can begin to announce the core events of this tenth carnival, so anyone interested in getting involved is more than welcome to come along to the Central on Wednesday, especially if you represent one of the many groups and clubs involved in the action. THIS WEEK’S PHOTO In a week when yellow lines and white lines, junction boxes and a one-way street system made their appearance in

Cappoquin on top of our longawaited tarmac, James Morrissey’s photo of Barrack Street in a different time may be of interest. The only modes of transport visible here are a couple of bicycles, one of them at Hogan’s forge on the right, a cart ‘parked’ outside Lineen’s shop on the left, and two of those new-fangled cars further up near Nora Ahearne’s haven of sweets and chocolate. Folks younger than the Beatles may be surprised to see the full row of houses along the south side of the street, on the right here. Known locally as the ‘Nuns’ Houses’ these were finally demolished in the 1960s to make way for the ‘Park’ where a lot of kids learned to hurl and kick footballs of all shapes and

support. This weekend you have this opportunity to support this worthy charity, whilst enjoying a visit to one or more of these very special, beautifully maintained gardens, detailed below. Thank you for your support, and to the very special people below whom have opened their fantastic gardens for this great event. Richard Cutbill. Sheila & Sean O’Sullivan 086 1284308, Mayfield, Lismore, A Creative Oasis, Garden Open -11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. - Refreshments. Philip & Susie Wingfield, 0872030763, Salterbridge Cappoquin. 5 acres of interesting shrubs and trees, Garden Open 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. – for Plant Sale, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and you can Bring Your

Own Picnics! Live Music at 3.00 p.m. – Children are welcome. Maureen Doherty 086 1233152. The Secret Garden, East Main Street, Lismore, A

Bluebells Springs goodbye kiss.

sizes, on concrete and gravel, with the legendary Johnny Regan shouting ‘Change the Goalie!’ to whoever was unable to stop a rasper from hitting the goal, which was generally Tom Ferncombe’s gable wall! Subsequently, of course, the Park also gave way to a range of establishments, and current houses an apartment block, the fire station and Garda station. Barrack Street has certainly seen a lot of changes, not least the loss of the old water pump

at the corner, which supplied household water for many homes in the first half of the 20th century, and probably further back. This was replaced by a shiny new chrome tap attached to the Park wall in the 1960s, and that has now disappeared, to be replaced, we suppose, shortly by water charges. Of course, Barrack Street has officially been Allen Street for nearly half a century too, possibly since 1967 when the

Plantswomen’s Paradise 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. – Teas! Entry €5 per adult per garden – All proceeds to Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

[John Pelham] centenary of the Manchester Martyrs was commemorated. Yet, for most of its residents, it remains affectionately ‘Barrack Street’ – the French have a lovely expression which translates roughly as ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’. Except we now have tarmac, thankfully. Best of luck to everyone walking, cycling or running on our fresh new streets this weekend.


42

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Ballinameela WE would ask anyone who has borrowed anything from the Community Centre to return it to the hall as soon as possible please. Thank you. We are delighted to announce that we will be holding another great Community Tea Party on Friday, August 8th. We are planning a different format this year and will reveal more over the next few weeks. The Ballinameela Community Centre is available for bookings.The centre is a wonderful amenity for you to use for indoor soccer, parties etc. To book the hall please contact our booking officer Pauline on 087-2480321. Each month one of the committee is responsible for opening and closing for events on in the hall, May is Bernie McHugh on 086-1714452. ST. CATHALDUS MASS An open air Mass will be held at the Canty well on Thursday, 15th May at 7:45 in honour of St Cathaldus. This Mass is held each year at the Holy Well close to or on the Saints feast day of 10th May. This year we are pleased to announce that Very Rev. Fr. O’Connor, Parish Priest of Ballinameela, Aglish and Mount Stewart will be the Mass Celebrant. Fr. O’Connor will just be back from his visit to Taranto in Southern Italy having attended the St. Cathaldus Feast day celebrations there. We look forward to hearing about the Taranto celebrations from his first hand experience. After Mass, all are welcome to the Ballinameela Parish Hall where tea and Sandwiches will be served.The social occasion of the St Cathaldus Mass has proved to be a perfect vehicle where the local community young and old can get together to chat, meet the neighbours and friends and make new ones: long may it continue. Hoping the weather will be kind to us on Thursday evening, see you all at the Well. St. Cathaldus Committee. CURRENT EVENTS ON IN THE HALL AND LOCAL COMMUNITY Finisk Valley AC News. The club travelled to Waterford RSC for Day 1 of the Waterford county championships; all the athletes enjoyed the day out and represented the club very well, taking home 13 medals in total. We had a great start to the day with the boys U-9 Long Jump, Corey

THERE are many hybrid words in the English language that are peculiar to Ireland. Words like "angashore" (to be pitied), "brob" (a wisp of a stick), "gansey" (sweater) and "jedward" (annoyance) are all words that, though used in English phrases, can't be directly translated into that language. The best example of this is the word "skeoways". I'm not even sure if I have the right spelling.The Welsh or the Polish would probably give more legitimacy to the pronunciation by removing all the vowels. Its meaning is, technically, lopsided or to go diagonally. However, the Irish peculiarity of the word "skeoways" is in the demeanor of the action. It is not enough just to GO diagonally but you must also approach your destination with a diagonal attitude. In other words "lean in" to the direction you are going. We are blessed in this country to have the ability to manipulate words and phrases to suit our needs. Being a largely bilingual nation for long periods of our history has given us a uniquely expressive "gift of the gab" (not just in Blarney).The splicing of English, which has its roots in Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Norse dialects, with the lyricism of

Scanlan taking silver and Jack Prendergast finishing 4th. Corey also had a good run finishing 3rd in the 60m sprint. In the girls U-13 shot Putt Phoebe Coolbear hand a good throw take Bronze. Xander Coolbear also had a good throw taking silver in the Javelin, Xander also finished 4th in the 1500m. In the boys U-14 100m sprint we took home two medals, Morgan Buckley took silver and Henry Griffin took Bronze. Nik Rraicevic took home two gold Medals, one in the Masters 100m and one in the Javelin, Nik also took silver in the Senior Men’s Discus. Shane Scanlan took gold in the Senior Men’s Discus and finished 3rd in the Senior Men Javelin. In the Senior Women Shot Putt, Deirdre Buckley took gold with Gillian Prendergast taking silver. Congratulations to all the athletes who travelled to Waterford and thanks to all the parents who travelled to support. Next club competitions will be 25th May for Day 2 of the County Championships. Full programme on events can be obtained at our training sessions. Anybody interesting in competing in these please contact the club. Any children in our community who are interested in running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela community pitch/hall, training times are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Badminton: Tuesday 8-10 p.m. Contact Mairead Morrissey 087-7681975. Foroige Club: Club meets Thursday evenings at 7.00 p.m. for 12-18 year olds in the Community Centre. For more information contact Claire Seery on 0876662326 or Maureen Culloo on 0863428621. Check out their facebook page Ballinameela-Foroige. Irish Dancing: Fridays at 3.15 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. for all school going kids. Class teacher is Deirdre Kiely, contact Deirdre on 086-0640892 for more information. New beginners always welcome. B.A.D. We all wish our Chairman William O’Brien a speedy recovery. DEISE AGAINST PYLONS

Gaelic creates a vast reservoir of linguistics for us to exploit in our pursuit of excellence in fields such as literature. For a country as small as Ireland to have won 4 Nobel and 5 Booker prizes in literature is a proud boast. Bilingualism in this country has often led to a schizophrenic type of confusion. We love Man U., Liverpool, Chelsea, Leeds and Arsenal, yet we hate the England football team. We love the

We can be contacted by phone, email or Facebook.Telephone: 085-2801977. Email: D e i s e a g a i n s t py l o n s @ h o t m a i l . c o m Facebook: Deise Against Pylons. There is an ‘All Counties Picnic’, The Vee, Clogheen, Tipperary on Sunday, 18th May from 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. ADULT, BABY AND TODDLER GROUP Meet on a Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m. in the halla of Whitechurch National School. For more details contact Janice Barry on 087-9718945. New members very welcome. AGLISH FUN RUN & FIT FOR LIFE Congratulations to all those who took part in in this great charity event, which raised €3,340 and €1,060 which will be going to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.Well done to Liam and Anne O’Donnell for organising a very well-run campaign and event. 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.f acebook.com/par ish.communityalert

LOTTO RESULTS - 14th MAY Winning numbers were: 5, 18, 25. No winner. €20 winners: Owen Phelan, Cappagh; Pat Ryan, Lauragh; Catherine Duggan, c/o Kereen; John Stack, Canty; Colin Hamill, Villierstown. Next week’s jackpot €800 and will take place in the Cruiscín Lán. NOTES FOR INCLUSION If you have something you would like in the Ballinameela notes you can email vikimulhall@gmail.com Follow and like us on facebook, Ballinameela Community Centre. Beatles, Rolling Stones, Oasis and even Take That but we refuse to give the U.K. "douze points" in the Eurovision song contest. Our biggest trade partners, by a huge margin, is Britain, yet we distrust and despise Britishness. Of course the "800 years" brigade try to perpetuate some sense of bitterness towards our near neighbours. But, no one can deny that our cultures are permanently intertwined. Though our history is, to say the least, a little rocky, nobody in Europe is more like us. And with that thought, I leave you with this one, Confucius said," Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Ballinameela Creatives meet every Wednesday night, for art, tea, coffee and lively conversation from 7.30 p.m. at Midi's place.

On the field trip to Salterbridge Gardens.

[Dave Coleman]

Dungarvan Camera Club THE bright sunshine of May gives a spur to any photographer to get out and about with a camera. We had a large attendance at the monthly meeting in the Park Hotel, all filled with enthusiasm! The field trip for May was to some beautiful gardens in the Lismore direction – there was plenty to photograph – the Azaleas and other flowering shrubs are in full bloom providing great fodder for Macro shots. “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams. The June Competition is for “Landscape” shots. Light is the best camera aid. Early morning is wonderful as the contours of the land take shape and maybe a bit of mist helps to define a valley or clouds take on wonderful hues. ew members take note! The results of the May Competition (“Differential Focus”) were: Grade 1 – 1st Prize: Richard Cutbill “Pegs”; 2nd “Collette O’Connell “Clonea Squatter”; 3rd John Pelham “Tortoiseshell”. Grade 2 – 1st Ros Ledingham “Macro Daisy”; 2nd Dave Coleman “The Butterfly”; 3rd Colin Smith “Carraiglea Bluebells”. Grade 3 – 1st Michael O’Brien “The Bridge”; 2nd Michael O’Brien “The King”; 3rd David Walker “The Bee”.

John Dwane, President Dungarvan Lions Club, presents a cheque to Paddy Murray, Eleanor French and Mary Ellen Casey who accepted it on behalf of the Dungarvan MS Branch. This cheque was [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] part of the proceeds of the Jigs & Reels 2014.


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

43

Kilgobinet/Colligan/Kilbrien COLLIGAN LODGE Part 2 - The Dawsons The Dawson family owned a big chunk of KCK parish in the late 1700s. Their lands were located mostly along the Colligan River, from the Comeraghs and Scart to the north down to Ballymacmague in the south. The ridge from Currabaha and Ballyconnery through to Kilnafrehan and Monarud was also part of their domain. A big chunk! And this huge tract of land was only a minor portion of the family's holdings. There was another lump of townships owned further east in County Waterford near Fews and, just as an aside, the townsland of Carrigihilla by Stradbally. And, even taken together, the Dawson lands in County Waterford were dwarfed by the family acreage in Counties Monaghan, Armagh, Louth, Tipperary and Fermanagh. How did the Dawsons amass this vast inheritance? The first Irish Dawson, a man named Thomas, arrived from Yorkshire during Queen Elizabeth's reign. The Queen was founding plantations on lands confiscated from the Irish. Elizabeth's men weren't planting trees, but rather colonists from her English and Scottish possessions. The places these colonists appropriated for themselves had belonged to Irish owners. Naturally, the dispossessed Irish objected to their forcible eviction from their own homes.

Once the Queen's armies were no longer on the spot, Irish warbands began attacking the colonists. Settlers who survived took a hard look at the situation and pulled up stakes. They either moved to settlements with substantial numbers of Protestant co-religionists. Or, they headed home entirely. Those who hung on were a tough lot. And those who not only hung on but prospered must have been tougher still. Thomas Dawson impressed his neighbours enough that they elected him a Burgess of Armagh. Burgesses were usually successful merchants and they acted in the same capacity as modern county councillors. Thomas must have been a man of substance, both personally and financially, to achieve this prominence. Building on this foundation, Thomas' grandson, Richard, catapulted the family to great wealth. Richard clearly had his grandfather's genes, for he too prospered in perilous times. The springboard for young Dawson's achievement can be summed up in one word. Cromwell. Young Dawson served as a Cornet in Cromwell's New Army cavalry. The Cornet's duty - and honour - was to carry a cavalry troop's standard, or Cornet. This called for courage since, if the Cornet raced rearward, the rest of the troop would follow. So, if it came to it, the Cornet's job was to suicidally face the

enemy and rally the men. If he passed this test, and lived to tell the tale, the Cornet would advance up the ranks to Lieutenant and then Captain. In modern terms, Dawson was a lowly second lieutenant, but one from whom much was expected in a pinch. So it's a measure of the rich pickings available to Cromwell's victorious army that this minor officer was able to purchase thirty one townslands. Most were located in the Dartrey region of County Monaghan. Over the next one hundred and fifty years, the family steadily advanced in wealth and influence. By the late 1700's, a Dawson had advanced to the Irish peerage and the family's income was over £5,000 per year. That was back when the 150 acres of Colligan Woods including a house could be bought lock, stock and thousands of barrels of lumber for a mere £39. The Dawsons were hugely wealthy and the head of the family was styled Earl of Dartrey and Viscount Cremorne. This was a third Thomas, named perhaps after the great-great grandfather who'd moved to Ireland in Elizabeth's time. Though direct male heirs were few in number, Dawson nephews and younger brothers repeatedly inherited the family titles. And it was to the Dawson family that Colligan Lodge was sold sometime between 1851 and 1866. Probably the

Lodge came on the market when the previous owners, the Maguires, were forced by the Courts to sell most of their Waterford lands. That happened in the early 1850s. Since the Dawsons, alias Lord Cremorne, alias the Earl of Dartrey, already owned extensive lands throughout KCK parish, it probably made sense to purchase Colligan Lodge when it was sold at a distressed price. When the family acquired Colligan Lodge, according to local memory, they installed a land agent there. His name was James Galwey and it was this landlord's agent who brought the Lodge to worldwide notice and the personal attention of the Queen of England. Note: This is the second of several articles about Colligan Lodge that will appear sporadically over the next several weeks. CIDER WASPS Those who attended the massive 50th Anniversary Concert for Coolnasmear School will remember the rousing kick-off given by the Cider Wasps. This hard driving yet melodic rock band includes several graduates of Scoil Naomh Gobinet. The Cider Wasps hit the national airwaves this past Friday when their song "Fold" was chosen from thousands of entries as a Top 20 selection in RTE's New Irish Music competition. John Bela Reilly had the mike on the John Murray Show, RTE Radio One,

and this is what he had to say about the group: "We expect to hear much more from the Cider Wasps in coming years. They have a very exciting sound." The accompanying clip gave proof of this welldeserved praise. Well done, lads, and all the best. PHOTOS OF THE SCHOOL'S 50th Reminder: To view photographs of Coolnasmear School's 50th anniversary, search for the school's Facebook page at "Coolnasmearschool" - no quotation marks, no spaces. PARENT & TODDLER GROUPS 14th May, Wednesday Kilbrien Group meets every Wednesday at Kilbrien Hall from 10:30 until 12:30. For more: Michelle 087-6480822. 16th May, Friday Coolnasmear Parent & Toddler's is back in session this Friday. Contact Mary 087-130-2048 for information. KCK COMMUNITY GROUP 14th May, Wednesday Reminder: Big plans are afoot! Come join us at the next meeting of the Community Group. Usually, the Group meets in Kilbrien Hall but this week's meeting is at Coolnasmear Hall, 8:30 pm, to make it easier for more folks to attend. All parish residents are invited. INCLUDE YOUR INFO Scott Simons - greenhillsofireland@gmail.com

Megan Phelan and Emily Mulvihill help out at the very successful Charity Plant and Bake Sale.

Anne Whelan & Anne O'Sullivan at the Plant and Bake Sale in aid of Chernobyl Children and GROW.

A single photo represents the many dozens of volunteers who worked on the Gardín na Realta – Michael Keating, the garden designer; Ann Walsh, Sean Walsh, Fionn Timmins, Michael Kavanaugh.

50 Years At Coolnasmear – The Two Toms – Tom Corcoran and Tom Byrne.


44

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club

Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club’s guest speaker, Hester Forde, following her successful presentation ‘Creative Gardening with Containers.’

GUEST speaker at Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club’s event on Wednesday evening last, at the Park Hotel, was plant breeder, plant collector and passionate gardener, Hester Forde. Her topic, entitled ‘Creative Gardening with Containers’, was both informative and inspiring. Hester began her presentation by extolling the charm and versatility of container gardening. She explored the endless possibilities for height, structure, colour, scent and texture offered by planting in containers. Hester's slide show illustrated truly amazing architectural designs created by artful planting of colourful blooms and foliage in a wide range of containers. Scenes from gardens throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom delighted those present. Gardens featured included

John Massey's garden in Ashwood, Great Dixter in East Sussex, The Dillon Garden , Ranelagh, Lodge Park, Straffan and Hester's own garden, Cosheen in East Cork. For successful container planting, Hester recommends a mixture of compost, soil and grit. Hester uses 'Jack's Magic' compost, Westwood potting grit and sterilized soil. Builders' mesh, placed inside the pots, prior to planting, can facilitate good drainage. Pots should be elevated on pot feet or on timber blocks. Also, lining terracotta pots with bubble wrap can prevent algae growth on the pots during inclement weather. Regular watering and feeding ensures healthy and colourful plants. When planting in narrow necked containers be aware that vigorous root growth may make it difficult to remove the plants at a later date.

In order to prevent the spread of box blight, when trimming box hedging and topiary, dip shears and clipper blades into a solution of Jeyes Fluid. Pots can be placed in the herbacious borders to add colour and drama or simply to fill gaps in planting. Group various sized pots for stunning displays or cluster and display at different levels. Hester lists the following plants as suited for summer pots; Dahlia, Cannna, Lillium, Eupatorium Sordidum, Agapanthus and Salvia while Cordalis, Hosta, Anemonella, Dicentra and Eranthis are best suited for containers in shade. Plant troughs in sunshine with Geranium, Fritillaria, Allium, Pulsatilla Halleri and Rhodohypoxis. Club member, Maura Curran, proposed a vote of thanks to Hester

and the evening concluded with a raffle, plant sale and the serving of refreshments. Dungarvan Flower and Garden Club now takes its annual summer break to enjoy club trips and time in the garden. Club members will travel to the RDS, Ballsbridge from June 18th – 22nd to attend the 11th World Flower Show, 'A Floral Odyssey'. This is a truly unmissable event for all flower arrangers and enthusiasts. Admission is open to the public and tickets are available from www.wafaireland.com or on the day in the RDS. Check out the event website: www.wafaireland.com Attention club members: annual club outing scheduled for July 5th to Iris Checkett's Garden, Glenavon, Courtown, Co. Wexford. Details at (087) 6726558 or (087) 2390853.

Kilmac FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Congratulations to the boys and girls at Kilmacthomas Primary School who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 10th May in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Kilmac. Fr. Martin Keogh administered the sacrament to the following children, Catherine Curran, Jake Curran, Reece Eusebe, Ellie Grant, Evan Hanrahan, Jake Hearne, Molly Jeynes, Niamh Kavanagh, Conor Kearns-O'Brien, Thomas Kearns-O'Brien, Conor Keating, Kelvin Kelly, Abigail Kiersey-Long, Samuel Lineen, T.J. McGrath, Rachael Moore, Cameron Morrissey, Kasey Mulhearne, Keira O'Rielly, Heather Ridgard, Shayna Sammon, Fionn Whelan and Jake Whelan.Well done to the teachers and parents for making this such a memorable day for all the children. LATE DENNIS CORKERY With deep sadness we record the passing of

Dennis Corkery, Main Street, Kilmacthomas and formerly of Millstreet, Co. Cork which occurred at his residence on Saturday, 10th May. Reposing at his residence on Sunday from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., removal took place from his residence on Monday to Our Lady of Mercy Church for 12.00 noon Mass and burial took place immediately afterwards in Kilmacthomas cemetery. Sincere sympathy to his loving wife Eily, son Mike daughters Eileen and Ann, grand-children all relatives and friends. May he rest in peace. LOTTO DRAW Results of the Kilmacthomas AFC lotto draw for Saturday, 10th May, letters drawn A, C, D, L, no jackpot winner, five winners of €20 each to Cameron Cleary, Kilmac, Carey Family, Dungarvan, Annice Fitzpatrick, Pairc An Aonaigh, Fionn Whelan, St. Anne’s Terrace, Kilmac and Trevor McGrath, c/o P P I. Next week’s jackpot €2750, be in to win.

DUNGARVAN OBSERVER EMAIL ADDRESSES The Dungarvan Observer has updated their email addresses as follows:

adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie news@dungarvanobserver.ie sport@dungarvanobserver.ie features@dungarvanobserver.ie info@dungarvanobserver.ie

CUMANN NA mBAN EXHIBITION / THEATRE EVENT We had a packed house at the museum and theatre last Thursday night for the exhibition and theatre event to commemorate the founding of Cumann Na mBan 100 years ago this year and to record the role of the women of Waterford city and county who were members of the Cumann. The Museum President, William Fraher, welcomed those present and referred to the fact that these stories were part of the hidden history of the role of women in Irish history. He introduced Mr. John Quinlan, nephew of Pat and Thomas Keating who died at the Burgery Ambush. Mr. Quinlan gave an insightful and moving talk on the role of his family in the fight for independence. The audience then proceeded to the theatre where Mr.Tommy Mooney gave a powerpoint presentation on the history of the Cumann Na mBan. Local group Bealtaine performed some stirring songs throughout the evening and members of Dungarvan Dramatic Club brought to life extracts from contemporary letters written by Waterford members of Cumann Na mBan. Eddie Cantwell prepared a continuous slide show of photographs throughout the performance. In conclusion the President thanked the following for their assistance with the exhibition –

Chrissie O'Connor Knight, Eddie Cantwell, the families who provided information on their relatives in Cumann Na mBan, Waterford County Museum staff, Deirdre Collender and Bealtaine, Dungarvan Dramatic Club, Tommy Mooney, Cal McCarthy, Dept of Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht, John Paul Quin, Andy Kelly, Helen Moynihan, and Joanne Rothwell, Waterford Co. Archive. Mr. Fraher stated that it was the intention of the museum to place the information compiled for this exhibition on the museum website so that it would be available to all and be a fitting memorial to these brave Waterford women. TALK ON SHANDON CAVE As part of the Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science, Waterford County Council will present a talk

titled – Tales of Giants from Shandon Cave by Dr. Matthew Parkes, Natural History Museum, Dublin. The talk will take place on Wednesday, 21st May, at 7.30 in the Town Hall Theatre. ANNUAL BOOK SALE We are currently collecting books for our annual book sale. If you have books to donate (no magazines or encyclopedias please) you can contact the museum at 058-45960 or drop them in to us in Friary Street. Many thanks to all our donors to date. Please note the date for the sale has been changed and the new date is the last week-end in June. GROUP VISITS TO MUSEUM We had many school and community groups from the locality visiting the museum in 2013 and hope to have more in 2014. It is vital that we encourage young people in particular

Members of Dungarvan Dramatic Club.

Chrissy O'Connor Knight, Nioclás Ó Gríofáin, Tommy Mooney. to take an interest in the history of their locality. Groups can be given a guided tour, there are replica items which can be handled and DVDs on local subjects such as The Moresby, Railways, etc. If you are interested in arranging a visit please ring 058-45960 to make an appointment. THE GREAT WAR ROADSHOW The roadshows are being held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Speakers will include Dr. Myles Dungan, Dr.

Ciaran Wallace, Turtle Bunbury, Gordon Power, etc. This event will be held at Waterford City Library on Saturday, 17th May, starting at 10.30 a.m. and admission is free but you have to register at - localstudies@waterfordcity.ie OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Phone 058-45960. Email: info@waterfordmuseum.ie Web: www.waterfordmuseum.ie / www.facebook.com/waterfordcountymuseum


COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

45

Lyre Heritage News By Marie O’Shea

Time for action------>?? Is Rural Ireland On The Rocks? Ghost Towns – Empty houses 'Nobody shouted stop'

Lizzy McCarthy makes a presentation on behalf of the Dungarvan No Name Club to Joanne O'Riordan, following her talk in the Town Hall Theatre. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Bat Walks in Dungarvan and Waterford 14th and 15th May 2014

TO mark the launching of Waterford County Bat Group, the Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project and Waterford County Council are organising two public events in Dungarvan and Waterford on “Ireland’s Bats”. On Wednesday the 14th of May a talk will be held in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan from 8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m., which will be followed by a dusk bat walk in Colligan Wood from 9.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. On Thursday, 15th May we will hold another bat talk at the Ramada Viking Hotel on the Cork Road, Waterford, from 8.00 p.m. 9.00 p.m., followed by a bat walk at the nearby woodland at Carriganore (WIT west campus) from 9.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Both of these evening events are free and all are welcome. These events will be used

Soprano Pipistrelle Bat. to launch Waterford County Bat Group, which is a group of volunteers dedicated to the conservation of Ireland’s bats and public education on these protected and often misunderstood mammals. If you are interested in bats and would like to get involved in bat surveys with Waterford County Bat Group this summer, or if you are just curious and want to learn a bit more about Ireland’s bats, we would be delighted to have

[Phil Richardson]

you along to these events. For more information on these events please contact Andrew at aharrington@ waterfordcoco.ie or visit the MISE Project’s website at www.miseproject.ie, or visit the MISE Project’s or Waterford Bat Group’s facebook pages. MISE is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA).

John Dwane, President Dungarvan Lions Club, presents a cheque to Concie Christopher who accepted it on behalf of Aware, Dungarvan Branch. Also included is Des Power, Dungarvan Lions Club. This cheque was part of the proceeds of Jigs & Reels 2014. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

DISTURBING Report on Rural Decline. A recent Teagasc report highlights what we all have known about rural Ireland. Government policy is hastening the decline of Ireland's rural hinterland in favour of the larger urban areas. “Small and medium sized towns have been affected to a greater extent by the economic downturn, with unemployment increasing by 193% in towns under 10,000 inhabitants compared with 115% in cities and 150% nationally. Is it too late to save rural Ireland?” (Teagasc - News – 24 February 2014 - Economic Analysis of Rural Towns presented to Galway County Council by Teagasc). This report was quoted on the “Linked In” website. The replies I show below give a fair indication of the country-wide effects of our current situation re jobs and de-population as a result of the lack of them. With Elections coming up soon, maybe we should probe further into what remedies are in train to correct these worrying trends when the politicians come calling! “It has always been that people will go wherever they can find work. Companies and government need to work together to keep viable employment in the towns. Many old mining towns in south-western America have been able to transition to artists' colonies or tourist attractions. Methinks we have outsmarted ourselves out of jobs with all of our automation, and online buying. While I wouldn't want our Internet to go away, I wish we could all go back to going to the store to buy what we want. Without our jobs we can't afford to even buy food or keep a roof over our heads much less purchase anything. Machinery needs to ease our jobs-not take them away! It doesn't help when landlords would rather see vacant storefronts than negotiate lower rates during troubled times.” “Carrick-on-Shannon is a lovely and progressive riverside town straddling the river in Counties Leitrim and Roscommon. We have good tourism -- not great in this economy but we all work at keeping things

going. Footfall is very poor. We have a lot of vacant town centre commercial space, a few vacant and semi-vacant retail parks, and three brand new, never-occupied office buildings that were supposed to be for decentralisation of government departments that never happened. For the moment, we are still home to the former MBNA/Bank of America facility that at one time employed nearly 1,000 people but is now owned by AvantCard and only has a couple hundred employees.There are no jobs and young people are leaving for Canada and Australia. It's a very sad situation for rural Ireland and yet whatever additional jobs come into the country are given to Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Rural Ireland is dying. Yes, unfortunately picturesque villages and towns in rural Ireland--what tourists come to experience--are half direlect with empty shops. We here in Carrick-onShannon have another Main Street business (clothing) which just announced its closure after probably 50 years. Can't compete with on-line shopping and cheaper retail outlet shopping, which I am guilty of myself as much as I support 'shop local'. That is getting harder to do when the shops are closed. The chicken and the egg scenario. The other impact is the economy how much custom can people give to any discretionary spending in this times when they are struggling to pay mortgages and utilities and more and more taxes.” “My home town of Cashel, a supposed tourismhub with the iconic Rock of Cashel lost two family-run supermarkets in the last few months, and sections of the Main Street are derelict. Fethard, a smaller, more rural-based town now has no shops on its Main Street having lost three family-run since last year. A scenario repeated across rural Ireland. There are two things at play here. People (workers) need to be realistic in accepting lower salaries and shorter hours, and employers need to provide some work. Better to get SOMETHING going rather than leaving businesses dead and premises vacant -- our local authority is planning to

charge 50% commercial rates (tax) to business owners if their premises are vacant which heretofore had no liability if the premises were vacant. So business owners will be paying whether or not they are operating and receiving any income. These commercial rates are the mainstay of the local authority's operating expenses to provide services because central government has had to cut back so severely on what it contributes to the local authorities. It's a catch22.” “It is a vicious circle. When the economy is down, tourism dwindles, and some shops can't stay in business. Yet, if there are fewer shops, tourism will dwindle even further because there is nothing of interest. Then the rest of the shops go under as well. Governments and people around the globe need to start thinking out of the box on how to create jobs and how to work together to get through these tough times. Common sense, I know, but there doesn't seem to be much of that these days.” “In Cashel we embraced the developers with open arms. They departed and left a plethora of shop units with apartments overhead, most of which are empty now. Not great planning but our warnings fell on deaf ears. A solution is to pay very close attention to your Town Development Plan, and oppose the Zoning of unsuitable developments, for instance housing estates on flood plains. It seems simple but most people on the ground don't become involved until it’s too late.” “Indeed, it isn't only rural Ireland that has been affected. Many urban areas that are in close proximity to larger urban centres have been hit badly too. I refer especially to Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire near Dublin city and a range of smaller towns near Dublin as well as other cities which would mirror that. In the case of these satellite towns, they loose out to larger centres continuously. Many of these have become ghost towns, with unsustainable planning leading to unoccupied apartment and office blocks, unviable retail spaces and a sense of emptiness amid a changed landscape. I'd guess

that Ireland as a whole has experienced this at various scales.” “In your opinion, what sort of business would provide jobs and help the town? I have been trying to find a way to create a start-up company but unfortunately funds are limited so my hands are essentially tied. How much interest do you think there would be for horseback trail rides coupled with sleigh, wagon, and carriage rides in your area?” “The Wild Atlantic way will bring some traffic and dividends to towns all along our western seaboard. It is at least something to look forward to, as has been apparent in Achill, from the Greenway there. Horse-riding trails will always have a potential audience, especially over terrain that is as beautiful as the west of Ireland.” They all make such valid points. I don't have the answers but a forum like this is important to air issues that are important to the community and the country as a whole. It is really heartening to see such vibrant and interested debate on this issue. "A solution is to pay very close attention to your Town Development Plan, and oppose the Zoning of unsuitable developments" – this is so true. People need to/should get more involved in what's going on in their local communities. It's the only way – I know this is difficult for a lot of people for many varying reasons but those at the top will do exactly what they want otherwise! Support the AntiPylon Groups, for example. Numbers count and group action helps us to have our voices heard. Is it true that history really is just the past repeating itself over and over.?... No. We will shout “STOP.” The politicians will be on your doorsteps in the lead-up to the Local Elections. Make them earn their keep by safeguarding our interests, not the vested interests of those exploiting us – we are not going to put up the decline of our Nation and its values. Good men died in the fight for our right to rule ourselves and for the voting power we can now exercise. Do not waste this opportunity.


46

COUNTY NEWS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Blooming Good Gardens! OUR feature article this week brings us the story of a Youghal lady presently living here in the Parish of Clashmore, Darina Clancy. Darina is presently producing and directing a very popular gardening programme which is being Broadcast weekly on RTE 1 at 8.30 p.m. each Thursday evening. Series 6 of SUPER GARDEN features five up and coming garden designers each competing to showcase their garden at this year’s 2014 Bloom Festival. This year’s series is produced with the support of sponsors Woodies DIY and Cuprinol. The series runs with our new mentor Leonie Cornelius, one of Ireland's leading garden designers. Leonie was the Super Garden winner in 2012 and her garden went on to win Gold, Silver Gilt and Best in Category at Bloom. Leonie is best placed to be on hand to offer our start-up designers advice and guidance throughout the series as they create their Super Gardens. The programme follows each designer from the initial concept and design stage, to pitching their idea to the Super Garden Judges, through the reality of the construction process and then the completion of their Super Garden. With just weeks to design and build a show garden, and a budget of just €5,000, the challenges that will face these promising designers unfold throughout the series. After only five short weeks work stops in the garden and the SUPER GARDEN judging panel arrives to visit and adjudicate each garden. This year’s panel comprises its Chairman, Gary Graham, (Manager of Bloom festival which takes place in Dublin over the June Bank Holiday weekend Gary is resident here in Waterford in Dunmore East), Paddy Gleeson (Horticultural Consultant with Woodies DIY) and, introducing Roisin Lafferty, (Institute of Design in Ireland winner 2013, and Colour and Design Consultant with Cuprinol). The winner of SUPER GARDEN will be revealed in the sixth and final episode of the series, when all the

designers and judges gather at the stunning location of Powerscourt House in Wicklow. The prize will be awarded to the designer voted SUPER GARDEN designer 2014, and with it the life-changing opportunity to re-create their design at the prestigious Bloom 2014 and the possibility of pursuing a career in professional garden design. Each garden designer works on a garden and to a brief given to them by the residents. Mindful of their budget, the designer must design a garden to the homeowners’ specifications. All five have been given similar size gardens to work with, but each has a very different brief, and certainly very different design approaches. A garden of colour Fashion Designer Emma Jane, is taking on the challenge, by designing her first ever garden for an engaged couple in Dublin. Creating a garden showcasing purely native Irish plants, Cavan man Padraig, wants to show the best of Irish horticulture using guaranteed Irish plants in a woodland paradise. Bride to be Shirley creates a garden calling on all her skills to create a bio diversity haven in a garden in the centre of urban Limerick. A solid garden framed in stone, Thomas wants to create an edible paradise for these fifth generation homeowners in Cork. A Zen garden with a twist, Waterford food producer Cian, wants to give a garden in the city a new lease of life. The three episodes remaining to be broadcast are of special interest to Cork and Waterford viewers. On the 15th May Cork Garden Designer Thomas Richardson will be featured and on the 22nd May Waterford Garden Designer Cian Hawes will be featured. Cian is a young man originally from Dublin but has lived all over the country including the Burren in Co. Clare. He has recently started his own food company, making his own pestos and marinades. Cian’s style is quite alternative, and he likes to upcycle materials a lot. Cian wants to call his garden ‘Tús Nua’ to reflect Annie’s jour-

Thomas Richardson

Cian Hawes

ney. “Tús Nua” means new beginnings. He wants to create a contemporary garden with a zen twist for the homeowners to have a space to reflect and relax. Just like his client, Cian wants to give the materials he uses a new lease of life as well. He will be using reclaimed and salvaged material where possible. Using reclaimed materials will also help Cian to keep money for his planting. The patio area of the garden will be more modern and minimalist in style with the use of sharp lines. His main feature will be industrial gabion walls, which he will fill with 40 tons of local stone. The zen part of the garden will be on the other side of the gabion walls, where Cian will create an outdoor room, created by salvaged materials.The room will be a space where the homeowners can relax. The colour he will use will be quite strong, a rust or burnt orange to offset the planting. He will have green moss graffiti over where the homeowners cat is buried. Cian wants to use very dense, Japanese style planting to create the zen garden. He will keep some of the existing planting, as some of it matches his brief, such as bamboo and trees. After a tough few years, garden owner Annie wants a garden that will be a space for her to reflect and relax. She is quite spiritual and would her ‘zen’ outlook to be reflected in her back garden. She says that she’s an ‘old hippy at heart’ and loves the idea of her garden being full of colour. She would like raised beds, as she likes to garden a bit, but her back wouldn't allow her to bend down too far. Annie and her daughter Chloe live in an estate in Ardkeen in Waterford City. Chloe is a Arts Students in the local College WIT, where she is studying French and Spanish. Annie has just recovered from cancer and divorce, but now thankfully, they have come out the other side with a new lease of life. Annie really enjoyed her time spent in the garden at St. Luke's hospital where she relaxed and reflected during her treatment, and she would like that to inspire her garden. With the Final on 29th May, the winner of Super Garden will be announced and gets the chance to redesign their garden at Bloom 2014. Darina Clancy is daughter of Pat and Mona, She has over 16 years experience Producing in different roles, and sound and vision she has been producing for TV for 7 years. So be sure to tune in to Super Garden 2014 over the next three weeks.

Shave or Dye / Run or Walk in Stradbally for Irish Cancer Society Fundraiser May 2014 – A great fun evening in Stradbally on Friday, 8th May, at the Shave or Dye / Run or Walk event for Irish Cancer Society Fundraiser May 2014 – much head shaving and dyeing – together with racing round the lanes of the village raising serious funds for this worthy charity. The very bold participants in head shaving and dyeing on show in Whelan’s Bar, Stradbally, are left to right: Ciss Hearn, Ally Flynn, Mary Organ, Davy Organ, Pat Dunphy and seated Declan Keane. For a full report and photograph gallery see next week’s Dungarvan Observer. [Richard Cutbill, Deise Camera Club Dungarvan – Photography in The Community]

West Waterford CLASHMORE RAMBLERS ALPHA LOTTO DRAW Sunday, May 11th: Here are the results of the weekly Clashmore Ramblers Alpha Lotto Draw which took place in Clashmore last Sunday night, May 11th. The letters drawn were C, Q, V and T. We had no jackpot winner so next week’s jackpot will be €2,050. €20 each lucky dip winners were Eoin Fitzgerald, Kinsalebeg; Daniel and Christine Collins, Kinsalebeg; P. J. Burke, Clashmore. Thanks to all our friends for your continued support! SYMPATHY With deep regret we record the death of former Kinsalebeg lady Rita McGovern (née Hickey) Knockateemore, Abbeyside, Dungarvan and formally of Monatrea Kinsalebeg. Rita’s death occurred on Wednesday last, May 7th, following an illness. Reposing at the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, Rita’s removal took place on Thursday evening to St. Bartholomew’s Church, Piltown, Co. Waterford. Following Requiem Mass on Friday, Rita was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery. Predeceased by her mother Alice just six months ago our thoughts and prayers are with her heartbroken family at this sad time. To her husband Dennis; sons Wesley and Desmond; daughters Melissa and Pauline; grand-daughter Sophie; daughter-in-law Tracy; son-in-law Pat Walsh; sister Eileen; brothers Michael and Patrick; brother-in-law Ron; sisters-inlaw Nora and Mary; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends, we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of this dearly loved lady. May she rest in peace CLASHMORE COMMUNITY ALERT AGM THIS THURSDAY The AGM of Clashmore Community Alert will be held on this Thursday, 15th May, at 8.30 p.m. in Clashmore Heritage Centre. Come along and give your support to this group and you can have the opportunity to sign on to the local texting system at the same time.

KINSALEBEG NATIONAL SCHOOL Non Stop Draw – April Results: Congratulations to the following winners of the Kinsalebeg Parents Association Fundraising non stop draw which was held in April:- 1st Prize - Pat Dalton, Promoter - Eoin Fitzgerald; 2nd Caroline Kelly, Promoter - Lauren Ryan; 3rd Rian Power, Promoter - Rian Power; 4th Nadia O’Shea, Promoter - Nadia O’Shea. Our monthly Children’s prize winners were Shannon Murphy, Eoin Fitzgerald, Lauren Ryan, Rian Power and Conor Fitzgerald. A big thank you to everyone for your continued support AGLISH – BALLINAMEELA – MOUNT STUART PARISH Annual Exam Mass: The annual celebration of Mass for all students sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this June will be celebrated on Friday, May 16th in Aglish Church at 7.15 p.m. and all are welcome. Feast of St. Cathaldus: The annual celebration of Mass at St. Cathaldus Well takes place on Thursday, May 15th at 7.45 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Evening of Word and Song: On Tuesday evening, June 17th, we will have a very special event taking place in our Parish when Christian Singer James Kilbane will join us for an evening of Word and Song in Aglish Church. We will have more details on this event in the coming weeks and again everyone is welcome Booking Masses: For those of you wishing to book Masses for the months of July, August or September, you are asked to do so please on the weekend of May 23rd and May 24th. Parish Gathering: We will be hosting a Parish Gathering here in the Parish field in Aglish on Friday, June 27th, and we will have more details on that event nearer the time. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE Our weekly Clashmore 45 Drive took place at the Decies Bar on Monday

night. Our top prizewinners this week on ten games were Tony Keane and Gabriel Hynes. In second place on eight games we had Kathleen Osbourne and Eileen Dower, while Podge Cunningham and Edmond Og Ledingham were third. Best of the last five were Tom Osbourne and Paddy Corkery, Mairead and Michael Fahey. Our lucky last game winners were Aine Curran and John Smiddy, Carmel Buckley and Hannah Lucas. Cards as usual on Monday night at 9.00 p.m. sharp. Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your support. KINSALEBEG MACRA The Macra County AGM takes place on Friday, May 16th at 9.00 p.m. in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan and all are welcome. STOCK JUDGING Congratulations to Kinsalebeg’s Paul McGrath who has qualified for the Munster finals of the Dairy Stock Judging. We wish you well Paul. CLASHMORE / KINSALEBEG GAA LOTTO JACKPOT €4,500 This weeks Clashmore/Kinsalebeg GAA Lotto draw took place on Monday night. Our four numbers were 1, 2, 5, 13. We had no match four ticket in the drum. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,500 when our draw takes place at the Old Still Bar. Well done to the following who were the lucky winners of €20 spot prizes: Rosaleen Connery, Barry Dunne, Tom and Kitty Kelly, John Veale and Catherine Keogh. Thanks as always to all our supporters. CLASHMORE/ KINSALEBEG LADIES FOOTBALL Munster Title: Congratulations to Club member Kate Cliffe who won a Munster Under 14 B Final on Saturday with Waterford. Well done Kate. Membership: Membership is now overdue and has to be paid by Friday if you want to play this year. Under 8’s: Any girl wishing to play Under 8 Football please note training commences on Friday evening from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Please come along.


SCHOOLS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

47

Early Childhood Ireland Award for Little Scribblers Pre-School LITTLE Scribblers Pre-School, Leamybrien, provides wonderful facilities of care and education for pre-school children from 2 years 10 months – 6 years. Rosemary and staff continuously strive to improve standards of excellence to

meet the needs of children in their care. This high standard of early years care was greatly rewarded when on Saturday, 5th April, 2014, Rosemary and staff were invited to attend the Early Childhood Ireland Awards ceremony which was held in the Croke Park

Conference Centre, Dublin, where they received a “Quality Assured Service Award.” Little Scribblers PreSchool provided two years of documentation and evidence of the high standard of quality they provide and were validated by the Early

Years Policy Unit of the Department of Education and Science to receive this “Quality Assured Service Award.” Only a small number of these awards are given each year, so this is a remarkable achievement for Rosemary and staff. To mark the occasion

Rosemary organised a celebration party for all children, parents and childminders. Konor Halpin was a fantastic entertainer on the day, singing songs, doing his magic tricks and making balloon models for all the children. What a great day we all had to

celebrate such a remarkable achievement. Little Scribblers PreSchool are now enrolling for a second morning session of Pre-School starting September 2014 due to a big demand for morning places.We open 8.40 a.m. – 12.45 p.m., providing

pre-school to age 2 years 10 months – 6 years, Monday – Friday. FREE PLACES AVAILABLE to children who qualify for the ECCE Government Scheme. For further information contact Rosemary (051) 291876.

Pictured (l. to r.): Tanya, Rosemary, Mary and Linda.

Teresa Heeney, Chief Executive of Early Childhood Ireland, presenting Rosemary Barry and Mary Healy with the Early Childhood Ireland Award.

Group of children from Little Scribblers pictured with cake.

Staff of Little Scribblers pictured with children.

Meave’s mam Susan and baby sister Sarah’s cousin James visiting from Australia with Alannah’s mammy Niamh and Cathal and Ciaran’s mammy Catherine with baby Ollie. Granny Bridget. Caoimhe.

Konor Halpin entertained parents and childminders.


48

SCHOOLS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Déise College launches project Maths Summer Course for 1st to 6th Years OVER the past number of years Déise College has been providing Irish and French Courses which aim to provide a cost effective, high quality, exam focused alternative to residential Language Colleges. Due to parental requests and the popularity of their Maths grinds they have developed Maths courses for 2nd and 3rd years and a further one for 5th and 6th years. These courses will take place from 5th – 9th August, 2014. A bonus of 25 points is allocated to students who achieve a grade D3 or above in L.C. Higher Level Maths, therefore, Maths is crucial for students looking for high points in their Leaving Cert. Déise College Maths teachers are Department of Education examiners and have been providing grinds in the College over the past number of years

Their French course also runs from the 5th-9th August 2014. It is again being run by a highly experienced Department of Education examiner who has had a student placed first in Ireland in the Leaving Cert. language subjects in the past. It will concentrate on developing Oral fluency in preparation for the oral exam; revising the main grammatical structures; practicing for the aural exam and preparing for the written exams. The Senior Cycle Irish Oral course covers the new syllabus for the Irish Oral exam which

now accounts for 40% of the Leaving Cert. Irish Exam.and the Aural aspect of the exam which accounts for 10% of the exam.. Their highly experienced teachers are Department of Education examiners. Consequently, they are up-to-date with the new relevant marking schemes and appropriate exam technique that students need to adopt. Week one runs from. 5th – 9th August and Week 2 is from 11th - 15th August, 2014. STUDY Each Summer course is highly structured. Each day students will be given a variety

of exercises to complete during study periods. Work will be corrected with individual feedback provided. This will allow students to see the progress they are making and address any particular difficulties they are having with the subject. They believe that it is better for the students to complete their work at the College and so have the evening free to relax. STUDY SKILLS This year for the first time the College has incorporated their renowned study skills seminar into each summer course. Guidance and intensive notes will be provided on areas such as time management, note taking, etc. Each course costs only €100 for the full week and runs from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. each day. Places are limited so please call 058 48623 for further information or to book a place.

ST. JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

CRAFTed Update MS. Ryan's class has made lots of progress in their CRAFTed project with artist Julie Forester. They created sketchbooks containing maps of their town trail and pictures of the patterns they saw. They practised painting in tones of blue, the traditional colour for majolica tiles. Then they painted the tiles thay had moulded before glazing them. Julie kindly arranged for kiln firing of the tiles. The boys were delighted with the results. Ms. Ryan now plans to create a mosaic with the tiles that will be a lasting reminder of CRAFTed 2014. There will also be an ICT output from the project. Kevin Collins and Jake Olusanya will be helped by Aaron O'Sullivan and Alex Tutty from 4th class in creating slideshows and text as a record. A link to these will be posted on our new Class Projects page on www.stjosephsprimary.ie next week. MOO CREW UPDATE Bn. Breathnach's class is posting off their Moo Crew project to the National Dairy Council this week. We wish them the best of luck in the competition.The boys are continuing to spread the word about the importance of a healthy lifestyle throughout the

school. Pupil Mikey Lynch has written the following motivational speech that he will deliver at our weekly assembly on Friday. EVERYONE SHOULD PLAY GAMES IN SCHOOL In the past few weeks you have all been hearing about the importance of dairy products in your daily diet, especially cheese, yoghurt and milk. Keeping active was also mentioned, but today I would like to expand on the physical aspect of healthy living. We are lucky in this school that we have a lot of games, but not everyone opts to take part. I think everyone should play games in school because exercise is healthy and a good habit for life. Exercise will keep you fit and in future life you can make a hobby out of it or even a career. By playing sports you can meet other people and be out in the fresh air. Children who play sports are less likely to become obese because they are not inside playing Play Station or X-Box all day. If you play sports you will be as fit as a fiddle. So my advice to you is don't opt out of school sports. Play the games, be fit and you won't be obese. [Mikey Lynch, 5th class]

J.J. Mahony and Dale Duggan painting their majolica tiles during the CRAFTed project with artist Julie Forester. PUPIL OF THE WEEK The following boys were nominated by their class teacher as Pupil of the Week: Mr. Curran, Dominic Milesinas; Ms. Ryan, Brian Curran; Mr. Ryan, T.J. Clifford; Bn. Breathnach, Paul Sheehan; and Ms. McGrath, Matthew Whiteley. Keep up the good work! GAEILGEOIR NA SEACHTAINE The following boys were nominated by their class teacher as Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine: Mr. Curran, Adam Marks; Ms. Ryan, Owen Mulcahy; Mr. Ryan, T.J. Clifford; Bn. Breathnach, Sebastian Kurek; and Ms. McGrath, Noel Duggan and

Class nominees for Pupil of the Week: Sebastian Kurek, Noel Duggan, Tristan Loftus, T.J. Clifford and Owen Mulcahy.

Tristan Loftus. Comhgairdeas a bhuachaillí! FIRST COMMUNION Congratulations to all our pupils who made their First Communion in St. Mary's Parish Church on Saturday.The boys were a credit to the school and to their families. Many thanks to Fr. Ryan and Fr. Cooney, to Dina Walshe for her help with the music, and to Mr. Curran for preparing the boys so well. The voices of the school choir were a wonderful addition to the ceremony. Refreshments were provided for the boys and their families in the school hall afterwards. Great thanks are due to Ann, Susie, Joan, Helen and Joanne for making this possible, to Carol for her organisation, and to pupils Mikey, Seán and Paul for helping with the clean-up. NEWS SNIPPETS The badminton tournament for senior pupils is in full swing. The running leagues are also being held in the CBS field. Teams have been picked for the whole-school basketball tournament and first-round matches will take place this week, weather permitting. Many of our 6th class pupils are availing of a course of weekly pitch and putt lessons over the next few weeks. Many thanks to the Cunnigar club for the use of their facilities and to coach Steven Enneguess of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland.

First year blitz: The winning team in the Girls Football Blitz which took place in Mallow.

BLACKWATER COMMUNITY SCHOOL

School Trips WELL done to our transition years who had a very active three days at Blackwater Outdoor Adventure Centre in Castletownroche last week.The activities involved a wide range of tasks on land and in water and allowed them to sleep both in outdoor tents and in the onsite accommodation. The trip also forms part of their Gaisce award tasks. The first years along with many of their Cairde students headed off to Alton Towers Theme Park last Friday and had a great day of thrills and adrenaline seeking rides. The LCA sixth year group also travelled to Alton Towers on the same day. The third years head to Castletownroche on Wednesday while the second years travel to Cork on Friday. WRITING COMPETITION Well done to first year student Alyson Martin who recently won a writing competition based on a letter she wrote to Grace entitled Dear Grace. This competition was sponsored by The Grace Nolan Foundation and 14 of these letters will be published in a Dear Grace book in the near future. BCS FRENCH EXCHANGE 2013/2014 The date had finally arrived, the 18th of March.The month’s wait was over and our group of twelve 5th year students along with our leader Margo Cashman were finally making the long-awaited journey to Rennes, France. As we began our journey to Cork airport our excitement began to kick in, but it also came with a realisation that we would have to speak French for the next 10 days, what a shock to the system this would be! We flew from Cork to the Charles De Gaulles airport in Paris, where we then took the infamous TGV to Rennes. The constant hum of the French language both at the airport and on the TGV was daunting to say the least! We chatted non-stop about the exciting 10 days that were ahead of us. On our arrival at Rennes, we were met with a flurry of hugs and ‘bisous’ by our French correspondents and their families, most of whom we hadn’t seen in a month and a half. We travelled back to our correspondents’ houses and I can speak for all the Irish students when I say we fell asleep as soon as our heads

touched our pillows that night! The following morning we travelled by various means of bus and métro to Lycée Saint Martin, our adoptive school for the duration of our stay.We met with our co-ordinator Monsieur Février, who was very helpful to us with any issues we had throughout the duration of our trip. Over the next few days we settled into our host-homes and adjusted to the new language. We attempted to break the language barrier, which came quite easily to us, thank God! We quickly settled into life as a ‘lycéen’ in the French secondary school, participating in classes and eating our lunch in the school canteen or ‘self ’. What shocked us the most about their school day was that it began at 8 o’clock every morning and finished at 6. We couldn’t believe that the students were given nearly two hours for their lunch every day and were even given a threecourse meal. We experienced the famous French cuisine both in town at lunch and at our homes, and what a fantastic experience it was! If we were to encourage anyone to take part in this French exchange programme, the food should be the main attraction! We were very fortunate during our trip to visit beautiful sites such as Saint Malo and the infamous Mont Saint Michel. We also took part in many cultural activities, such as crêpe-making and learning a traditional Breton dance. For the duration of our trip we were joined by another exchange group from Algeria,

so it was very interesting to discover their culture too. La crème de la crème of our amazing trip was definitely our trip to Paris. On Thursday morning we gathered at the train station and said our final good-byes to our families. We travelled by TGV once again to Paris where we began our day of touristic duties. Our first visit was to the Eiffel Tower. It’s not just any Thursday morning you’d be standing atop of the Eiffel Tower with such a great group of friends. We then took a boat down the River Seine where we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral, before making our way to the Louvre to meet the ever-famous Mona Lisa for a quick selfie! After, we walked up the incredible Champs-Élysées. The magnificent Arc De Triomphe lay before us. To conclude our trip we had a meal in a typically French restaurant alongside the magically lit-up Eiffel Tower. As we walked reluctantly back to the hotel, we began to reminisce on the fantastic experience which had been the last ten days. We couldn’t believe how lucky we were to have been given this opportunity and realised how much our French had benefited from our trip. It was the trip of a lifetime and one we would never forget. (By Sarah Coughlan and Hannah Houlihan) FIRST YEAR BLITZ Congratulations to our First Year Girls Football team who were winners in the group blitz that took place in Mallow last week.

Alyson Martin a winner in a recent letter writing competition called Dear Grace.


SCHOOLS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

49

ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE

International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) GER Crowley (6th year) will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam on July 20th as a member of the Irish team taking part in the International Chemistry Olympiad. Ger was selected on a preliminary panel of fifteen at a qualifying competition in February, and participated in team training in DCU over the Easter break. Success in subsequent exams at DCU earned Ger a place on the Irish team.

Returning on July 29th the team consists of two students from the Republic, (Ger being one) and two from Northern Ireland. This is indeed a great honour for St Augustine’s and we wish you Ger and all the team a safe journey and every success in Hanoi. SCHOOLS’ REGATTA WIN FOR SHANE AHEARNE Shane Ahearne (5th) year

SUCCESS FOR ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE AT THE BOYS & GIRLS EAST MUNSTER SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS The following are the St. Augustine’s College Results:Name Event Grade Place Megan O’Connor Pole Vault Senior 1st Megan Dunford Pole Vault Inter 1st Caoimhe Dwyer 300m Hurdles Inter 1st Chloe Fennell Steeplechase Inter 1st Caoimhe Dwyer 200m Inter 1st Aisling O’Connor Pole Vault Junior 1st Emma Hallahan Triple Jump Junior 1st Megan O’Connor Shot Senior 1st Patrick Crowther Hammer Senior 1st Conor Kavanagh Pole Vault Senior 1st Shane Deee Discus Senior 1st Patrick Crowther Shot Senior 1st Senan Freyne 100m Inter 1st Michael Power 3,000m Inter 1st Yuri Kanash Pole Vault Inter 1st Ciaran O Maoileoin Discus Inter 1st George Wangari 100m Junior 1st Aidan McKenna 1200mR/W Junior 1st Eoin Flynn 200m Minor 1st Kristen Murphy 1,500m Minor 2nd Emma Hallahan 1,500m Junior 2nd Kaiesha Tobin Javelin Junior 2nd Emily Spratt Pole Vault Junior 2nd Aisling O’Connor Triple Jump Junior 2nd Dairina Ni Sheanlaoich Steeplechase Inter 2nd Chloe Fennell Mile Inter 2nd Megan Dunford Javelin Inter 2nd Cadhla McGrath Hammer Inter 2nd Sarah Keohan Pole Vault Senior 2nd Niamh Clarke Long Jump Senior 2nd Niamh Clarke Triple Jump Senior 2nd Shane Dee Hammer Senior 2nd Senan Freyne 200m Inter 2nd Liam Reilly 3,000m Inter 2nd Yuri Kanash High Jump Inter 2nd Ciaran O Maoileoin Shot Inter 2nd David Montgomery 1,200mR/W Junior 2nd Aisling Mullaney Pole Vault Inter 3rd Cadhla McGrath Discus Inter 3rd Abby Daly Hammer Junior 3rd Hannah Connors Shot Minor 3rd Abby Daly Shot Junior 3rd Blazej Smyka Hammer Junior 3rd Relay 4 x 100m Inter (Girls) 1st Relay 4 x 100m Inter (Boys) 2nd Relay 4 x 100m Minor (Boys) 2nd Cups Won: Inter Girls, Inter Boys and Junior Girls.

took first place in the U-23 single scull class at a Schools’ Regatta on April 27th. The event was held at O’Brien’s Bridge, Limerick. Well done Shane. LOTTO WINNERS 7th May, 2014 Bonus Number 42. Éinne O Cathasaigh, Aimée Kiely, Sabrina O’Riordan, Myra O’Donovan, Evan Hickey. WHO CARES FOR THE COMERAGHS? Evidently the pupils of St. Augustine’s College do! The school swept the boards at a recent prize giving ceremony held in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan. Students were invited to submit paintings, essays, poems and audio/visual presentations highlighting the beauty of the Comeragh mountain range. The competition was organised by the Irish Uplands Forum in conjunction with a major conference due to take place in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Wednesday 28th and Thursday, 29th May. The Friary won first prize in the Secondary Schools category and also took overall honours in the Senior and Junior sections. Anna Flynn and Molly Curran both Transition Year

students shared the senior prize while Sarah Fitzgerald 3rd year and Ella Fay 2nd year did likewise in the Junior category. The prizes were presented by Frank Nugent, Honorary Chairman of the I.U.F. and eminent ecologist Dr. Mary Tubridy. Also present were local representatives Teresa Wright and Damien Geoghegan. Congratulations to the prizewinners and a big thank you to staff members who encouraged their participation. Further details about the Uplands Community Partnership Conference can be found on the website events@irishuplandsforum.org DARKNESS INTO LIGHT, PIETA HOUSE FUNDRAISER, A HUGE SUCCESS The Pieta House "Darkness into Light" fundraiser was launched at the college over the weekend. It was a hugely successful event, the organising committee at St. Augustine's consisting of both staff and students did trojan work in preparing for the launch both on the night and for weeks before. Well done to all of you for your hard work and commitment to this very worthy cause.

St. Augustine's College winners of Post Primary Schools 7-A-Side 2nd Year Football Blitz. Winning team with Mr. Ger Walsh (teacher) – Adam Clarke, Johnnie Treen, Michael Hanlon, Ciarán Power, David Montgomery, Harry Yallop. (Absent from photo, Mick Devine).

Shane Ahearne, 5th Year, who took first place in the U-23 single scull class at a Schools’ Regatta.

Champions again! St. Augustine’s College winners of the international “Superschools” competition which took place in Björkvallsskolan, Uppsala, Sweden. Congratulations and well done to all. Back row left to right: Tom Looby, Daragh McGrath (captain), Sam Murphy-Nix, Mick Devine, Tony Collins, Cathal Curran, Neil Montgomery, Oisín O’Mahoney, Seán Vaianella. Front row left to right: Caoimhe Dwyer, Caoimhe Veale, Chloe Fennell, Rachel McGuckian, Megan Dunford, Caragh McCarthy, Kirsten O’Connor, Bronagh Condon, Aisling O’Mahoney, Megan Phelan.

Darkness into Light, Pieta House fundraiser, pictured is the group of staff and pupils who organised the "Darkness into Light" event.


50

SCHOOLS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

St. Declan’s Community College – First Year Trip to Fota.

ST. DECLAN’S COMMUNITY COLLEGE

First Year Trip to Fota Wildlife Park THE skies remained clear, the animals were out in force … a perfect combination for our First Year trip to Fota on Friday, 2nd May. Despite the early 8.00 a.m. start there was an air of anticipation and excitement as we left the school grounds. Some students even broke into a verse of “let it go” from Frozen. On arrival, the 100 students were divided into groups and led away by their group leader to participate in team building games, ecology activities and a guided tour of Cork's famous wildlife park. As part of the visit we were also given a “behind the scenes” tour and saw the kitchens where all the animal food is prepared and kept. We also saw where the giraffes are kept in poor windy weather. Down in the woods students got to hunt for bugs and slugs and all sorts of creepy crawlies using basins and pewters. Overall it was both an educational and enjoyable day out.

Thanks to Ms. Farrell, Mrs. Browne, Ms. Lucey and Ms. Carroll for organising and helping with the tour.Thanks also to the First Year Mentors who accompanied us on the trip. 4th YEAR ACTIVITIES YSI SHOWCASE On Wednesday, 7th May, the YSI class and the COSI team, travelled to Dublin for the annual YSI Showcase. Unfortunately our project had not made it past the “Speak Out” stage, but this wasn't a problem as it gave us a chance to explore all aspects of the showcase. Early in the morning we browsed different stalls viewing organisations around the Country, like Concern, The Marie Keating Foundation, etc. We then stumbled upon a dance workshop on the main stage. This was really fun and took about half an hour. We then had lunch before going to the

“Diary Room”, a room with a couch and a camera where you were asked questions about YSI. Next we visited the “Silent Disco”. This was a bizarre experience but extremely enjoyable nonetheless. Not long after that, prizes were given out for the YSI “Post-It” competition and our group won a creativity prize! We were all delighted for Katelyn, who almost singlehandedly put our poster together. However the best was yet to come!! After spending almost 5 hours roaming around the building, the 6,000 Young Social Innovators of 2014 made their way into the auditorium for the awards ceremony. We watched some videos from the Speak Outs before the M.C., Mary Kennedy made an announcement that Hudson Taylor would be playing. Everyone was so excited and really enjoyed the mini concert. It was definitely the best part of an unforgettable day!

After the prize giving, we made our way back to the bus. We were back at school around 7.30 p.m., more than 12 hours after we had left! Everyone was exhausted but the day was brilliant and made YSI the best thing about TY. COSI - PHOTOBOOTH FUN DAY The COSI team (Community of Social Innovators) organised a Photobooth Fun Day on Wednesday, 31st April. Everyone dressed up in colourful hats and glasses and got their photos taken. There were some really funny images! These will appear on the school yearbook which the COSI team are preparing at present. COSI – POP-UP SHOP Cosi also organised a “Pop-Up Shop” in aid of Waterford Hospice. We worked with our local Sunflower shop in Kilmacthomas. They provided the clothes to sell. We raised

€80 on the day. Another day will be organised next week. Thanks to all who supported the shop on the day! ATHLETICS On Wednesday 30th April and 7th May, St. Declan’s had strong teams competing in East Munster Schools Athletics. On the 30th Rena Behan ran a great race to come 3rd in the Junior Girls 1500m and Roisin Dunphy came 2nd in the Minor Girls 200m. On 7th May in Templemore, we had a big number of qualifiers for the Munster Schools. Junior Boys – Shane O’Brien 2nd 800m, Alex Foley 2nd 1,500m & 4 x 100m relay 2nd Intermediate Boys – Barry Keane 1st in 800m and 1,500m, Gerard Mooney 2nd 1,500m, Jamie McCarthy 1st U-16 mile. Senior Boys – Stephen Walsh 1st 200m & 2nd 100m, Michael Behan 3rd 3,000m. Best of luck to all our athletes on May 17th at the Munster Schools Championships.

MEANSCOIL SAN NIOCLAS

Cluiche Cheannais Iománaíochta Sínsear V Choill Mhic Thomáisín B MEÁNSCOIL San Nioclás played St. Declan’s Kilmacthomas in the Senior B Hurling County Final last Tuesday. The match was played in Kilmacthomas on a dry but windy day. It was Kilmacthomas who started best putting three goals

past Seánaí Mac Craith before the boys from Meánscoil San Nioclás could really get started. Midway through the second half Fearghal Ó Ceallaigh brought the visitors to within a goal of St. Declan’s. A simple mistake let the home side in for a goal ten minutes from the

end which ended the game as a contest and ensured that Kilmacthomas would be crowned champions. Bhí cluiche cheannais den gcomórtas iomáiníochta sínsear B idir scoileanna Port Láirge dé Máirt seo caite. I gcoinne Scoil Naomh Deagláin, Choill Mhic

Thomásin a bhí Meánscoil San Nioclás ar lá ghaothfar sa pháirc i gCoill Mhic Thomáisín. Thosnaigh buachaillí Mhic Thomáisín go láidir leis an gcéad phointe sa cluiche. Bhfuaireadar trí phointe eile agus cúl ina dhiadh san sula chuir Fearghal Ó Ceallaigh an

chéad phointe thar an dtrasnán don Mheánscoil ó phoc soar. Bhfuair Fearghal Ó Chuirrín cúl áláinn cúpla nóimead tar éis san agus bhí na buachaillí ón Mheánscoil ag teacht thar nais isteach sa chluiche. Tugadh droch-bhuile sa cheann do Phaddy de Róiste

Foireann iomáint sínsear na Meánscoile a d’imir I gcluiche Cheannais an Chontae in aghaidh Scoil Naomh Deagláin, Choill Mhic Thomáisín, dé Máirt seo caite.

ansin agus bhí gá dó teacht den bpáirc. Tháining Cárthach Ó Faoláin isteach ina háit. Nuair a shéid an réiteoir an fheadóg ag leath ama bhí foireann na Meánscoile taobh thiar 3-05 go dtí 1-04. Sa dara leath tháining na buachaillí thar nais leis an gcéad scór curtha thar an dtrasnán ag Fearghal Ó Cuirrín. Chuir Fearghal Ó Ceallaigh cúpla pointe deasa thar an dtrasnán ó phocanna saora agus d’eirigh leis an Mheánscoil an bearna a laghdú go chúl amháin le deich nóiméad fágtha. Rinneadh cúpla botún sna tacaithe ansin agus scaoileadh lucht Choill Mhic Thomáisín isteach chun cúl bog a ghnóthú. Chríochnaigh sé sin feachtas na Meánscoile agus bhrú Naomh Deagláin ar aghaidh chun an cluiche a bhuachaint. Róisín Ní Churraoidhín FEACHTAS BAG2SCHOOL The recent bag2school campaign at Meánscoil San Nioclás was a real success with 707 Kgs/€424.20 collected in total

for the school and €42.42 collected for the LauraLynn foundation. We wish to thank all those who took part and especially those from Coiste na dTuismitheoirí who organised the collection. D’eirigh go hiontach leis an bhfeachtas Bag2school sa Mheánscoil le déanaí. Is feachtas é seo a bhí á rith ag Coiste na dtuismitheoirí chun airgead a thuilleamh don scoil agus d’Fhoras LauraLynn ag an am chéanna. ‘S é a bhí i gceist leis an bhfeachtas ná, chun teicstílí a bhailiú i bhfoirm sean-éadaí. Tugann bag2school airgead don scoil agus d’Fhoras LauraLynn ag braith ar an méid meáchain d’éadaí a bhailítear . Déantar athchúrsáil ar na teicstílí ansin. Bhailigh an scoil 707 Kg d’éadaí rud a thug €424.20 don scoil agus €42.42 d’Fhoras LauraLynn. Míle buíochas daoibh go léir a ghlac páirt sa bhfeachtas agus do Choiste na dTuismitheoirí a d’eagraigh.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

SCHOOLS

51

2014 Our World Irish Aid Awards show Irish children’s understanding of Global issues Two Waterford schools chosen from hundreds of entries for regional finals . . . IRISH Aid has annouced the regional finalists in the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014. Sixty schools from all over Ireland, including two from Waterford, Scoil na Bhfiodh in Kilmacthomas, and Christ Church National School in Lower Newtown, have been selected from hundreds of entries, and their projects will be showcased at regional finals taking place in Sligo, Dublin, Limerick and Cork. The Our World Irish Aid

Awards have been running since 2005 in an effort to increase primary pupils’ awareness and understanding of global development issues, in particular the Millennium Development Goals and the work of Irish Aid and, to help them explore the links between their lives and the lives of children in developing countries. Speaking at the announcement, Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello said: “It is heartening to see the level

of work the students of Ireland have taken on with these projects. In highlighting the crucial work carried out by Irish Aid, and the scale of the problems in the developing world that we as a nation and as a global community are facing, we can all look forward to a brighter future as Ireland pushes forward to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals.” The Millennium Development Goals include eliminating hunger, promoting

gender equality and achieving universal primary education.The leaders of 189 signatory nations have agreed to try to achieve the eight goals by the year 2015.This year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards theme ‘A Better Future for All the World’s Children’ relates to all the MDGs, and enables children to explore all aspects of Irish Aid’s overseas work. The Waterford entries include a series of poems demonstrating awareness of the problems that

need to be addressed and project books focussing on education. As part of the awards remit the students have also been educating others by presenting to their schools and their wider local community. The top fifteen schools in the four areas have been selected to have their work exhibited in the four regions nationwide in May 2014. Representatives from the schools will be invited to accept a plaque for their school to show excellence in global awareness.

The twelve chosen schools from the regional finals will go forward to the national finals to be held in Dublin Castle on Tuesday June 17th. Each school at the national finals will get a special trophy in recognition of their work and the winning school will take home the Our World Irish Aid Awards overall winners’ trophy. For more information please visit www.ourworldirishaidawards.ie or follow us on twitter @Irish_Aid

KILMACTHOMAS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Literacy Lift Off

Carriglea N.S. were in bloom at the Festival of Food.

Pupils representing the winning school Seafield N.S. talking to the judges of the Mobile Garden Competition.

WE have begun Literacy Lift Off with Junior infants and Senior Infants. Next week First Class will start theirs. “Literacy Lift-Off ”, also known as “Power-Hour” or “Guided Reading”, is an intensive programme of Reading and Writing, which gives the pupils lots of opportunities to read books at their own level of competency. It gradually lifts the complexity of what they can do in both reading and writing by equipping them with the necessary problem-solving skills. It is an intense 40 minutes where we have four stations in the classroom. Every 10 minutes each group moves station. We are specifically focussing on Reading, Writing, Oral Language and Phonics. WOW DAY As part of National Walk to School Week we will walk to school today, Wednesday, May 14th. We will meet at the Rainbow Hall at 8.45 a.m. and leave for school at 8.50 a.m. It would be great to see as many pupils and parents there as possible. Thank you.

Playing Bingo during Literacy Lift Off.

Aoife and Anne having fun during Bingo.

Our Oral Language group in Literacy Lift Off.


52

SCHOOLS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

DUNGARVAN C.B.S. EST. 1807

Mixed Sports Day THE mixed sports day got under way at 9.00 a.m. on Thursday, 8th May. All the participants from the two schools, CBS and Ard Scoil arrived and got ready. The committee members for the day were Ross Cronnolly, Ciara Hurley, Eamonn Power, Nicole Ferncombe, Tomas Curran, Caitriona O’Brien, John Blackwell, Grace Heffernan, Donal Fitzgerald, Laura Cusack, Jack Sullivan and Orna Keane. They did a fantastic job of organising the day and making it run smoothly as possible. There was a wide variety of sports that took place on the day such as Soccer, Rounders, Tag Rugby, Sack Races, Long Puck along with a relay that was ran through an obstacle course. The day started off with a wonderfully worked try by Shane O’Riordan in the tag rugby, and was celebrated greatly by his teammates.Tomas Curran hit a wonderful home run on his first bat of the game “What a fine hurler I am” he said as he ran from home base. However his team was put outfield after a wonderful catch by Grace Heffernan of the Ard Scoil. Darragh O’Grady took an early lead in the sack race due to falls from Ronan Mansfield, Aidan Kirwan, Aoife Foran and Sally Ameglio. It went on to be a close finish as Conor Dee snuck up behind but stumbled at the last hurdle, tumbling over the line. Darragh Lyons took the winning title for the long puck, along with great contenders for the winning prize by Jonathan Carrol, Ellen Curran and Cormac Gough, who was dressed proudly in his native Stradbally colours for the day. At the other end of the field John Blackwell was left in charge of the bouncy castle, where two teams fought for a victory in a race against the clock. Luke Cummins stole the show with an epic swantom bomb from the top of the slide, giving his team the upper hand in the race. Lunch took place at 20 to 1 for 45 minutes which

gave some time for the tension to build between the teams for the soccer which was commencing shortly. An announcement from Mr. Scanlon led to a very competitive Boys vs Girls obstacle course race. The girls choose with they called “the ten sportiest people” from their group, and the boys chose their ten with a race to a cone, first ten being the ten to compete. It was tight at the start of the race but the girls took a slight lead through Laura Cusack. Paul Wade then slowed down the boys as he took a foul start, being made go back and start again by a strict yet fair Mr. Barry.The girls went on to win the race and celebrated greatly as the boys drowned their sorrows with bottles of water which they shared amongst themselves. Soccer got under way with a great goal from Emily Power which was assisted by Joe Hart. Along with some great saves from Niamh Carlton. There was also goal of the day contenders from Luke Cummins, Ciara Hurley and Joe Hart.The final game of the day was won by John Currans team who fought a long and hard 15 minutes to protect their 1-nil lead. The captain led his team to the win with a great goal, hammering off the post and in. The keeper, Darragh Lyons watched with despair as the ball flew into the net. There was some great defending which took place in this game. There was plenty of funny moments throughout the day, such as Ronan Gleeson “accidentally” hitting Ellen Curran in the stomach on the back swing of his racket in Rounders. Darragh O’Grady gave us all something to laugh at when he used his gymnastic skills to flip over the bouncy castle. There was some sibling bonding showed as Ellen Ryan piggy backed Patrick Ryan around the pitch after he batted in the joint combination. Some great snaps were taken on the day by Patrick Ryan Ben Denzinger and help from

Sally Ameglio, who called themselves “The Camera Club”. All the photographs were supplied by them.The day was enjoyable for all and went down smoothly with everyone participating and enjoying themselves thoroughly. Some of the students thought it was one of the most enjoyable days of the year, and had great fun. COMENIUS PROJECT Samsun Turkey is the destination for this year’s second Comenius project in Dungarvan CBS. Ross Cronnolly, Jack Skehan and Ronan Mansfield are heading away on Wednesday morning to Turkey with their science project on osmotic potential. This project is funded by the EU and is designed to bring students of different cultures together across Europe. The lads will be staying with host families in Turkey to get a real feel for Turkish culture which is sure to be a brilliant experience for the boys. In the Turkish school the three boys will present a workshop on their project which they have coordinated with an Italian school who also has been given the same project. The lads have already been to Perugia in Italy last February on their last project in which the presented their project on windmills, a project which has won prizes at Scifest in WIT and is being sent to the BT young scientist competition next year.We wish the three lads the best of luck on their trip. EAST MUNSTER SCHOOLS ATHLETIC The East Munster Schools Athletic Championships took place in Templemore on Wednesday, 7th May. The school had a very successful day, with most athletes who competed managing to qualify for the Munsters. The following athletes qualified: Matthew Hurley - Gold Triple Jump; Gearóid Truman Bronze – Walk; Shane Kiely Bronze - Shot putt Eoghan Flynn - Gold – Javelin, Silver – Discus; David

Mixed Sports Day – Back row (l to r): Ellen Ryan, Mary O’Leary, Ronan Gleeson, Ben Denzinger, John Blackwell, Orna Keane. Middle row (l to r): Ellen Curran, Conor Donovan, Conor Dee, Michaela Moran, Dearbhla Flynn. Front row (l to r): Luke Cummins, Grace Heffernan, Richard Casey, Laura Cusack and John Curran. Walsh - Bronze – Discus; Seán Curran - Silver - 1500m; Eoin Browne - Bronze 1500m; Shane O'Riordan Silver - 800m; David Longan Silver - Shot Putt. The Munsters take place at C.I.T. on Saturday 17th May. U-14 HURLERS THROUGH TO COUNTY A SEMI-FINAL AND WESTCOURT CUP FINAL Our U-14 hurlers took on St. Declans’ Kilmacthomas on Tuesday, 6th May last, in the quarter final of the A County Championships. Missing a couple of key players and playing into a significant wind the CBS boys got off to a slow start. A strong St. Declans’ team took every opportunity that came their way and some fine finishing saw them rack up 3-5 in the first 30 minutes. Some very clumsy fouls didn’t help the Dungarvan side get into the game. When they eventually settled they scored 6 points and a good goal by Shane Kiely meant they faced a 5 point deficit at half-time. 3-5 to 1-6. The second half saw a

rejuvenated CBS side take the game to the Kilmacthomas outfit. Lee Morrissey in goals had a busy first half and shipped a knock to his shoulder early on which clearly hampered him subsequently. Michael Fogarty and Seamus Cronin were commanding in the full back line and Jack McGrath was hurling well in the other corner before being moved into goals after the 40 minute mark. Eoin Power went into corner back and the Kilrossanty clubman was rock-solid. The half-back line, led by Jamie Walsh (0-1), were the launch pad for the Dungarvan teams second half dominance. Patrick Power played very well at wing back and cleared a lot of ball in both halves. On the other wing Jack Griffin was under pressure early on but came into his own as the game progressed and fought hard for every ball. A notable feature of the performance was that both midfielders and all 6 forwards scored with some fine passages of build-up play. Shane Kiely started at midfield and moved

to centre-forward where he contributed 2-4. Joe Duggan, as always, was tigerish in the middle of the field and contributed two fine points. Robbie McGrath scored a point and his link up play was vital in a number of other scores. Reece Stringer (0 - 1) covered every blade of grass on the field and was a real driving force for the team. Sean Lennon (0-1) and Cian O’Riordan (0-1) gave their all in the corners against a very physically strong full back line. Toby Taylor (0-1) scored a good point at full forward before making way with a hand injury. Michael Kiely moved into the edge of the square for the second half and he benefitted from excellent work by his team mates out the field. His 3-4 contribution was vital in securing victory. St. Declan’s were restricted to 1-1 in the second half by a much improved and far more combative CBS team in the second half. An 18 point turn around saw Dungarvan CBS advance to the semi-final on a score-line of 5-17 to 4-7. This great victory will see them

come up against Blackwater CS on Monday, 12th May. They also faced Cashel CBS on Friday 9th last in Carrickon-Suir in the Westcourt Cup Semi-Final and turned a halftime 12 point deficit on its head to emerge victorious by 3 points at the final whistle. Another spirited second half performance. This means they now qualify for the Westcourt Cup Final to be played on Rice Cup Final Day on Wednesday, 14th May next. Full match reports on these games for next week. Busy times for this group of young players but their fighting spirit and determination, along with the great encouragement and deep knowledge of the game by coach Peter Power, has carried them this far and hopefully they will progress further. Well done lads and the best of luck. SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT The school’s annual sports award night will take place in the school on Tuesday, 20th May, 2014, commencing at 7.30 p.m.

ÁRD SCOIL NA nDÉISE

Second Year Presentation to Mr. Gerry Cully of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital AS their C.S.P.E. project this year, 2.1 class organised a fundraiser in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. They organised a “tracksuit Day” in which all the students (and many staff!) participated. They did very well and raised €600 for this cause. On Wednesday, Mr. Gerry Cully of the fundraising section of the hospital came to collect the cheque and speak to the girls about the hospital. He met with all of the first and second year students and they were intrigued to hear about the different aspects of the hospital’s work. He assured them that the money they had collected would go towards the 2 two teenager rooms, one in the oncology department and one in the cystic fibrosis ward as this was of interest to them. He told them of the ongoing work in upgrading the facilities in different wards and said that Irish school students had raised a staggering €4 million in recent years

for the hospital. The next big project is to improve the outpatient facilities for the huge number of patients it receives every year. They were surprised to hear that there was a school in the hospital for long stay patients at both primary and primary level and that it is designated exam centre for patients who may need to take their Junior Cert. or Leaving Cert. exams while in hospital. The girls learned a lot about the work of the hospital and thanked Mr. Cully for coming to talk to them. He thanked them for their work and gave them a commemorative medal to mark the event. T.Y. EVENTS T.Y. COOKERY COMPETITION On the 29th of April, Transition Year students had the final of the T.Y. cookery competition which was judged by

Eunice Power and her head chef Roisin. Students spent the last couple of months choosing and practising a two course meal of their choice. The meal budget was twenty euro. Some students prepared a starter and a main course; others prepared a main course and a dessert.The students had an hour and a half to prepare the two dishes and set the table. A variety of dishes was cooked including chicken strips in bacon, fish pie, beef tacos, parmesan chicken, lasagne, brownies, chocolate mousse, Angel’s food cake and rainbow buns. The judges took into consideration the cost of the meal, the quality of the food and the presentation of the dishes. First, second and third prizes were awarded. In first place was Dervla Duhig and Grace Heffernan who prepared Cajun chicken, couscous, roasted vegetables and apple and strawberry crumble. In second place were Jill

Montgomery and Aisling Curran who cooked Thai chicken in an oriental sauce with rice, green beans and sticky toffee pudding. In third place was Holly McGrath and Lauren O’Connell who prepared stuffed chicken fillet marinated in Cajun spice, wedges, stir fried vegetables and mixed fruit brulée. The first prize was a €30 voucher for the Ormonde Café; second prize was a €20 voucher for Sip N’ Surf and the third prize was a €10 voucher for Jitter Beans. Congratulations to the winning students and to all who participated in the competition. Thanks to Ms. Fox for holding the competition and to Eunice Power and Roisín for judging it. Grace Heffernan and Dervla Duhig. TRANSITION YEAR SPORTS DAY WITH THE C.B.S. On May 8th, the Ard Scoil

T.Y.s joined with the Christian Brother T.Y. students for an outdoor sports day. A combined student committee of students from each school put weeks of planning into the day. At half past nine the students were divided into their teams and they set off by playing games of rounders, tag rugby and an obstacle course bouncy castle. Each team participated in every activity and had great fun competing against each other. After a break at 11.00 a.m. where crisps and drinks were provided, the students had great fun running potato and egg and spoon races as well as sack races, relays and long puck competitions. At half twelve, ten boys and ten girls competed against each other in the obstacle course bouncy castle when the girls were the winners! A soccer tournament was held after lunch with new teams and everyone showed their competi-

tive side and tried their best. The day was very successful and was made even more enjoyable by the great sunny weather. All in all it was a good fun day and the

schools hope to make it an annual event. Thanks to all the teachers who helped throughout the day and made it all possible.

Presentation of cheque to Mr. Gerry Cully of Our Lady's Hospital by students of Class 2.1.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

SCHOOLS

53

Molly Curran from St. Augustine's College pictured with her entry for the ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Art Competition organised by the Irish Uplands Forum for Local Schools. [David Clynch Photography]

Pupils and teachers from St. Augustine's College pictured at Prize Giving Ceremony for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition for Local Schools at Waterford County Council Civic Offices, Dungarvan. [David Clynch Photography]

‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs’ SCHOOLS ESSAY/ART COMPETITION FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

Anna Flynn from St. Augustine's College pictured with her entry for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition organised by the Irish Uplands Forum for Local Schools. [David Clynch Photography]

A PRIZE Giving Ceremony for ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs’ Schools Essay/Art Competion was held at Waterford County Council Civic Offices Dungarvan on Thursday, May 8th, 2014. Waterford County Mayor, Councillor Damien Geoghegan presented the prizes to students from both local primary and secondary schools who were invited to present entries which express aspects of living among the environs of the iconic Comeragh Mountains. The competition will contribute to the forthcoming national conference ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’ to be held in the Park Hotel Dungarvan on 28th/29th May organised by Irish Uplands Forum. The winning entries will be displayed during the Conference and later at Dungarvan Library and on the Irish Uplands Forum website. See www.irishuplandsforum.org for more details.

Mayor of County Waterford Damien Geoghegan, Fiadh Ni Challarain from Scoil Gharbhain, Mayor of Dungarvan Teresa Wright and Frank Nugent, Chair Irish Uplands Forum pictured at the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition for Local Schools at Waterford County Council Civic Offices, Dungarvan. [David Clynch Photography]

Kelly Fitzgerald from St. Augustine's College pictured with her sister Sarah's entry for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition for Local Schools. [David Clynch Photography]

Hannah Doran from St. Augustine's College pictured with her entry for the ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Art Competition organised by the Irish Uplands Forum for Local Schools.

Mayor of County Waterford Damien Geoghegan, teacher Freda McGrath representing Fews National School, Mayor of Dungarvan Teresa Wright and Frank Nugent, Chair Irish Uplands Forum pictured at the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition for Local Schools at Waterford County Council Civic Offices, Dungarvan.

Mayor of Dungarvan Teresa Wright, Mayor of County Waterford Damien Geoghegan, Frank Nugent, Chair Irish Uplands Forum and pupils from Fews National School pictured at the Prize Giving Ceremony for the Irish Uplands Forum ‘Who Cares for the Comeraghs‘ Schools Essay/Art Competition for Local Schools at Waterford County Council Civic Offices, Dungarvan.

[David Clynch Photography]

[David Clynch Photography]

[David Clynch Photography]


54

OBITUARY

St. Mary’s Parish, Dungarvan FIFTH Sunday of Easter – Acts 6:1-7 They elected seven men full of the Holy Spirit. 1 Peter 2:4-9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood. John 14:1-12 I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Continues on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m.until Monday, 23rd June. All are welcome. First Holy Communion – Congratulations to the boys from St. Joseph’s who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Saturday, 10th May. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on the following dates at St. Mary’s at 11.00 a.m. Saturday 17th May: St. Mary’s. Saturday, 24th May: Glenbeg, Carriglea & St. John’s. Blessing of Graves – This will take place on Saturday, 24th May, following 7.30 p.m.Vigil Mass. Marriage Jubilee Celebration – This will take place on Saturday, 31st May, at the 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass. Followed by refreshments. We would like to encourage people to send their forms into the Parish Office as soon as possible. Weekly Envelope Boxes – These are being distributed to all the homes of the Parish. If you request a box of envelopes, please contact the Parish Office at 058 – 42374 during office hours.

Work on Churchyard – The work at the church yard continues with the marking for the pedestrian and car spaces. Please adhere to Safety Restrictions in place for your own safety. Trócaire Lenten Boxes – Please return to the Parish Office. 2014 is the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus – The aim of the year is that we may be more conscious of the Holy Name of Jesus and use it with reverences and respect and not carelessly and without respect. 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. St. Vincent de Paul Helpline No. 087-7747870. Emergency Phone No: To contact Priest on duty: 086 233 4282. Weekday Masses – Please note that on the occasion of funerals in St. Mary’s Church, there will only be one morning Mass at 11.00 a.m. (No 9.30 a.m. Mass). Masses already booked on those occasions will be rescheduled for the next available time.

MARY FLYNN (nee O’Donovan) Kilcooney, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford It is with feelings of profound regret we record the passing of Mary Flynn (nee O’Donovan), Kilcooney, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford which sad event occurred at her residence on Thursday, 17th April, 2014. Mary was born in Mallow and received her education at Mallow N.S., Mountmellick for three years and Bruff for two years. She trained as a nurse in St. Finbarr’s and nursed in Mallow Hospital, Padre Pio Nursing Home and St. Joseph’s Hospital where she was held in high esteem by both colleagues and patients alike. She was a wonderful loving wife and mother and her passing is much regretted. May she rest in peace. Rosary was recited at Drohan’s Funeral Home on Friday, 18th April, 2014. Her remains were removed to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena on Easter Saturday, 19th April followed by a large cortege of mourners. Following Requiem Mass on Easter Sunday morning, 20th April interment took place in the adjoining cemetery again in the presence of a large gathering. The lesson was read by Daniel Flynn and Anne Murran. Responsorial Psalm Ruth Ring. Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Margaret Kavanagh, Mary O’Sullivan, Margaret O’Mahony, Nuala Power and Liz Tierney. Offertory gifts were brought by Nicola Kavanagh, Emma Kavanagh and Dolores Condon.The hymns Abide with Me, Ag Chriost an Siol, We Stand for God, Speed Your Journey and How Great Thou Art were sung during the Mass. The chief mourners were Tom (husband); David, Richard, Daniel and Peter (sons); relatives and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

The Samaritans Beau Street, Waterford Tel. (051) 872114. 1850-60-90-90. Lonely – Suicidal – Despairing? Talk to us any time, any day in complete confidence Phone – write – visit

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

JOHNNY ATTRIDGE 48, Pinewood Lawn, Abbeyside With sadness and regret we record the passing of Johnny Attridge which sad event occurred on Thursday, 24th April, at Waterford Regional Hospital. We extend our deepest sympathy to his loving wife Vera; son David; daughter Paula; grandchildren Finlay, Mollie, Abi and Lauren; daughter-in-law Zoe; sonin-law Steven; brother Paddy; sisters Eileen and Peggy; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Johnny was born in England to Bride and Joe Attridge but came to Ireland in the 1930s and went to school in Ring and Dungarvan C.B.S. When he left school he joined the Army School of Music and was a drummer with the Army No. 1 Band. On leaving the Army he went to England where he met his wife Vera. They settled in London where they raised their two children. Unfortunately, Johnny met with an accident in the seventies and he suffered from ill health as a result. Even though he suffered he was always in good form and kept his sense of humour. Johnny was a keen sports enthusiast and had a particular interest in basketball, snooker and football. Johnny’s passing had left a void in the lives of his family and friends that cannot be filled. May he rest in peace. Reposing at the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, on Friday evening, 25th April, Rosary was recited by David Kiely. On Saturday morning removal took place to St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside, for Funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Hassett. During Mass the readings were shared with the congregation by David (son) and Tony O’ Sullivan (friend). Prayers of the faithful were read by Paula (daughter), Pauline and Elaine (nieces). Offertory gifts were presented at the Altar by Bríd and Susan (nieces). After Communion words of tribute were delivered by David (son). A lovely selection of hymns and music during the Mass were provided by Lorna Jane Murray. Afterwards Johnny was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery where Fr. Hassett imparted the graveside blessing. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

NEWS ITEMS All news items and notes are to be forwarded to the following email address: news@dungarvanobserver.ie

Deise Singers – Movies and Musicals: Members of the Deise Singers gathered to practice for the Concert next Thursday 22nd and Friday, 23rd May, in the Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Included in the picture are Fiona Tobin, Musical Director; Elaine Ryan and Daniel Kearney, Accompanists. Tickets €12 each, available from: Dungarvan Tourist Office, 058-41741; Capitol Cleaners, 058-41412; or call Maria on 086-8526569.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

JIM HICKEY Lackendarra, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford It is with deep sorrow we record the passing of Jim Hickey, Lackendarra, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford which sad event occurred at Marymount Hospice, Cork on Wednesday, 30th April, 2014, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Jim was born on the 16th September, 1940 to the late Tommy and Kitty Hickey, Lackendarra, Ballinamult. Throughout his life he had a number of varied careers, farming, Dungarvan Crystal (where he was one if the first to work in the furnace room); lorry driver, insurance broker (his approach and practicality on insurance and mortgages were sought after by many a couple throughout Munster); restaurant proprietor (Olde Mill Restaurant, Kilmacthomas). However, horse racing was always his greatest interest in life. He trained horses including numerous National Hunt winners and was involved with the Cork and Waterford Point-to-Point Association for almost forty years and was synonymous with horse racing and point-to-pointing nationwide. Jim married his loyal wife and best friend Mary in 1969.Throughout his life they worked together as a very successful team and they were always together. He had five daughters Judith, Catherine, Maria, Fionnuala and Claire whom he was very proud of and five grandchildren Mark, Karl, Emily, James and Aoife whom he adored. His family and friends thank him for the great memories and legacy he has left behind. May the sod rest lightly upon his chest and may he forever rest in peace. Reposing at Drohan’s Funeral Home, Dungarvan on the 1st May where prayers were said by Rev. Fr. C. Kelleher, P.P. and rosary was recited. Removal took place that evening to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena where a guard of honour was provided by horse owners, trainers and jockeys from the Cork and Waterford Point-to-Point area. His remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. C. Kelleher, P.P. and Canon B. Crowley, P.P. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday morning by Rev. Fr. C. Kelleher, P.P. Symbols representing Jim’s life were presented to the altar by his grand-daughter Emily (Waterford Crystal glass); son-in-law Tom (briefcase); son-in-law David (menu); son-in-law Robert (binoculars and racecard); grandson Mark (racing colours); grandson Karl (netbook). These symbols were narrated by his god-daughter Orna. Offertory gifts were presented by his son-in-law Pat Kirwan and Chris Greene. Readings during the Mass were recited by his daughters Fionnuala and Judith. Prayers of the faithful were read by his daughters Catherine, Maria and Claire; his sister Babs; sister-in-law Stella and close friend Mai. A eulogy was given by family friend Brian Gleeson. Music by Dina Walsh. Hymns were rendered by relatives and family friends with solo performances from Colm Bannon and Marian Gough. Following Funeral Mass, cremation took place at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Cork. The chief mourners were: Mary (wife); Judith, Catherine, Maria, Fionnuala, Claire (daughters); sons-in-law, grandchildren, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces. Month’s Mind Mass will be held on Thursday, 29th May, at 7.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

SEAN BUCKLEY Ballyhane, Cappoquin It is with sadness and regret we record the passing of Sean Buckley, Ballyhane, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, husband of the late Addie (nee Gee), which sad event occurred peacefully on 9th May, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Waterford Regional Hospital. Reposing at his home in Ballyhane, Cappoquin, Rosary was recited on Saturday evening by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin, on Sunday evening where Rev. Fr. Arthure, P.E., recited removal prayers, before removal took place to St. John the Baptist Church, Affane. On arrival his remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday morning by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., and assisted by Rev. Fr. P. Fitzgerald, P.E. During the Mass readings were recited by John Buckley and John Flavin. Prayers of the faithful were recited by James Buckley, Aileen Buckley, Sinead Dahill, Catherina Sweeney and Anthony Keane. During the Mass a lovely selection of music and hymns was provided by soloist Andrea Cunningham and organist Dina Walshe. The offertory gifts were presented to the Altar by Catherine Condon, Mairead Flynn and Mary O’Brien. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., officiated the graveside prayers and was assisted by Rev. Fr. Condon where Sean was laid to rest in the presence of loving his family, neighbours and friends. We extend our deepest sympathy to his loving daughters Catherine, Mairead, and Mary; sons John and Mike; brothers Paddy and Jimmy; grandchildren, great-grandchild, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

OBITUARY TOMMIE COFFEY Reanadampaun, Ballymacarbry It is with deep sorrow we record the passing of Tommie Coffey, Reanadampaun, Ballymacarbry which sad event occurred on Monday, 21st March, 2014 at Dungarvan Community Hospital. Tommie who had reached his 92nd year was well known and respected in the locality. He went to school in Touraneena and afterwards worked in the Leather factory in Dungarvan and then spent time in England. He had a great time in England because he was always reminiscing about his adventures there. After a few years he came back home married Annie and they had a long and happy life together. Tommie was a kind man and interested in people. Annie and he gave generously of their time to others. They visited the sick in hospital very often. They provided love and care for John when his mother died and Tommie always considered John as a son. Tommie was a performer, whether it was singing or acting. He was involved with aisteoiri Sliabh gCua and he was a great storyteller, as much as you could believe of it. If he thought that you were enjoying the story he would embellish it even more. He once told that he hit a ball in the Fraher Field and it broke a window in Abbeyside. And what do you think, he even had to pay for the window. Tommie was famous for his singing. He won several competitions in his time and was proud of that. His most famous performance in my opinion was Mulligan’s Motorbike. He didn’t just sing this song he acted it too. Tommie knew that there was a time for work and a time for enjoyment. He worked hard and fast and there was no delay. He dug many a grave in Touraneena and Knockboy. He built many a stone wall around the county even in his eighties and when you worked with Tommie you wouldn’t feel the day going. His passing is much regretted. May he rest in peace. Rosary was recited on Tuesday evening by Fr. Kelleher, P.P. and on Wednesday by Sr. Eileen followed by removal to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena where the remains were received and blessed on arrival by Fr. Kelleher, P.P. assisted by Fr. Crowley, P.P. and followed by a large cortege of mourners. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday morning by Fr. Kelleher, P.P. after which interment took place in the adjoining cemetery. The lesson was read by Emma Corbett-Coffey and Marie Hannigan (grandnieces). Responsorial Psalm - Breda Power. Prayers of the faithful were recited by Niamh Coffey, Paul Coffey, Claire O’Brien and Stephen Coffey (grandnieces and nephews). Offertory gifts were narrated by Sinead Hannigan (grandniece) and brought to the altar by Dearbhla Coffey, Johnny Hannigan, Breda O’Sullivan, Breda Hennessy (nieces) and John Coffey (brother). Hymns were sung by Breda Power, Marian Gough, Kathleen Tobin, Bernadette Coffey and Mary Hannigan. The chief mourners were Jimmy, Pats and John (brothers); Peg (sister); Kitty, Joan and Josie (sisters-in-law); nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Month’s Mind Mass on Friday, 30th May, 2014 at 7.30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

MICHAEL (Mikie) MORONEY Ballycullane, Dungarvan With sadness and regret we record the passing of Michael Moroney, which sad event occurred on the 10th May, 2014. Removal was from Drohan’s Funeral Home, on Sunday evening to St. Mary’s Parish Church. Remains were received and blessed on arrival by Fr. Harris, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Harris, P.P. assisted by Fr. Cooney, OSA. Funeral took place afterwards to Kilgobinet Cemetery. To his family, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

KATHLEEN CAWLEY Cathal Brugha Place, Dungarvan It is with profound sorrow we record the passing of Kathleen Cawley, which sad event occurred on Friday, 9th May, 2014. Removal was from Drohan’s Funeral Home on Sunday morning to St. Mary’s Parish Church where the remains were received and blessed on arrival by Fr. Harris assisted by Fr. Ryan, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Harris, P.P. assisted by Fr. Ryan, P.P. Funeral took place in the adjoining cemetery. To her husband Andy and family we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

55 MARY COSTIN (nee Paul) Seaview, Ring It is with deep regret and sorrow we write on the passing of our much loved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Mary Costin (nee Paul) on Friday, 25th April, at Waterford Regional Hospital. Mary was a caring and devoted wife and mother. Her happiness came from her husband and three sons who equally adored her knowing that they were fortunate to have such an incredible woman in their lives. Over the course of Mary’s funeral obsequies a large number of family and friends came to pay their respects and help comfort the family. Many stories were shared from childhood friends of old, neighbours and work colleagues from Mary’s many years in Coláiste na Rinne. Mary’s family would like to thank Muintir na Rinne, friends, family, colleagues and neighbours for the overwhelming care, support and ongoing friendship that has been expressed through this difficult time. Rosary was recited on Monday, 28th April, at Kiely’s Funeral Home, Dungarvan. Removal took place on Tuesday, 29th April, to Ring Church where Requiem Mass was celebrated by An tAth. C. Ó Ceallaigh. During the Mass readings were shared with the congregation by brother P.J. and son Stephen. Prayers of the faithful were recited by cousin Clodagh, daughter in-law Tara and nieces Catriona and Natasha. A beautiful selection of music was provided by Áine Fitzpatrick, Darren Drummy and Kevin O’Farrell.The offertory gifts were presented at the Altar by daughters-in-law Linda and Theresa, God-daughter Karen and cherished niece Janet. Following the Funeral Mass Mary was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery in the presence of her loving family and friends. May she rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s loving husband Nicholas; sons Stephen, Anthony and Derrick; brothers Nicky and P.J.; daughters-in-law Linda, Theresa and Tara; grandchildren Kian, Lauren and Khloe; sister-in-law Audrey; relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

JOHN FLYNN Kilcannon, Cappagh With sorrow and regret we record the passing of John Flynn, Kilcannon, Cappagh, Co.Waterford, son of the late Paddy and Hannah, which sad event occurred peacefully on 9th May, 2014, at Waterford Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Reposing at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin, Rosary was recited on Saturday evening by Rosary Committee member Pat Denn in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and friends. Removal took place on Monday evening to Our Lady Of The Assumption Church, Modeligo. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in the adjoining Cemetery. May he rest in peace. May we extend our deepest sympathy to his loving sisters Philomena Nolan, Theresa Osborne, Anna Morrissey and Gerti Hayes; brothersin-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

RITA McGOVERN (nee Hickey) Knockateemore, Abbeyside, and formerly of Monatrea, Kinsalebeg With deep regret we write on the passing of Rita McGovern at Dungarvan Community Hospital on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. We extend our sincere sympathy to her husband Dennis; sons Wesley and Desmond; daughters Melisa and Pauline; granddaughter Sophie; daughter-in-law Tracy; son-in-law Pat Walsh; sister Eileen; brothers Michael and Patrick; brother-in-law Ron; sisters-in-law Nora and Mary; nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Removal took place on Thursday evening from the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, to St. Bartholomew’s Church, Piltown. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday morning by Fr. M. O’Gorman, P.P., and afterwards Rita was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery. May Rita rest in peace. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

CATHERINE (Kitty) POWER (nee McGrath) 13 Shandon Street, Dungarvan We write with sadness on the passing on Friday last, 9th May, of Kitty Power (née McGrath) which occurred at Waterford University Hospital. A native of Touraneena, aged 89 years, Kitty was predeceased by her husband Jim. Kitty herself hadn’t enjoyed the best of health for some time and was hospitalised for almost sixteen years. Our deepest sympathy we extend to her nephews and nieces. Reposing at the Kiely Funeral Home, where Rosary was recited on Sunday evening, the removal on Monday took place to St Mary’s Church, Touraneena for Funeral Mass at 11.00 a.m. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors).


FARMING Minister has to deliver early roll-out of GLAS Scheme and resolve sheep grassland payment issue IFA President Eddie Downey said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must deliver a GLAS scheme that underpins farmer viability especially in vulnerable sectors and regions and secure an acceptable solution to farmer concerns on his Sheep Grassland proposals. “Rural Development schemes such as GLAS and TAMS play a critical role in supporting farmers in vulnerable sectors and on farm investment, and their early introduction for the maximum number of applicants is critical.” Eddie Downey has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to come forward without delay with more details on the GLAS and TAMS schemes and to get approval in Brussels so that the schemes can be opened as soon as possible. He must also now deal with sheep farmer concerns. IFA Sheep Chairman John Lynskey said Minister

Coveney has clearly accepted that there is a real problem for sheep farmers with his CAP proposal to subsume the Sheep Grassland Payment into the Single Farm Payment. In addition, the Minister has said he is committed to addressing this problem. John Lynskey said, “With the European and local elections in just over two weeks, the Minister needs to make an immediate announcement to resolve the problem for the sheep sector on behalf of the country’s 30,000 sheep farmers”. “While the process of EU approval of the RDP 2014-2020 has to be gone through, the details of GLAS payment rates and conditions across all measures must now be discussed to ensure that the scheme is workable. Secondly, and more importantly, the schemes have to be attractive for farmers.” IFA has already set out

key demands for GLAS which includes a broadbased scheme encompassing all farmers, a higher payment of €150/ha for Natura land, a specific upland environment management scheme, and a GLAS €2,000 top-up for farmers with higher restrictions. In addition, payment levels for all measures must reflect the full cost of compliance, income foregone and a higher incentive for farmers to participate. Eddie Downey said GLAS must open in September next with plans commencing from 1st January, 2015 and with first year payments being made in the autumn of 2015. On TAMS, he said the on-farm investment scheme must be available across all sectors of farming and should include farm buildings and slurry storage. Also standard costs must be regularly updated to ensure that farmers get the full 40% grant aid.

Green paper on energy has to look at developing renewables sector SPEAKING at the launch of the Green Paper on energy in Dublin on Monday last, IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Committee Chairman Harold Kingston said the Paper is long overdue and necessary in the context of the many questions that are currently being asked by farmers, rural communities and wider society. “If energy policy is to be successful, then it must provide the same clarity as the National Development Plans of 2000 & 2007, and in the way Food Harvest 2020 does for the agri-food sector. These plans provide a directional path and Irish people deserve that clarity regarding energy policy.” Harold Kingston said this process must ask if Ireland

requires the scale of the electricity infrastructure developments proposed. “All options must be considered when it comes to meeting our electricity needs. The price of energy for households and rural businesses, and its impact on competitiveness, will have to be part of the Green Paper discussion.” The IFA Environment Chairman said,“Government policy has been inadequate in supporting the development of a vibrant, indigenous and land-based renewables sector. I hope that the outputs of the Green Paper and the subsequent White Paper will address this”. IFA makes the following key recommendations to develop a sustainable rural energy supply sector:

1. The establishment of a Green Energy Delivery Unit, which pulls together existing renewable resources and expertise that are dispersed across four Government Departments and five state agencies; 2. The publication of a coherent bioenergy roadmap which includes long-term Government commitments, particularly in the area of REFIT tariffs, for farm scale energy developments; 3. A refocus on micro-energy and community-based energy generation; 4. The development of a demand policy for indigenous bioenergy crops by establishing an obligatory rate of renewables usage in all publicly-owned buildings.

Round-up … Increased number of users paying for water must lead to reduced charges for farmers IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has called on the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to ensure that the expansion of the customer paying base, which is to include domestic customers, must lead to a reduction in water charges imposed on farm families, due to economies of scale. “Farm families have paid for water for many years, whether enduring the cost of sinking wells and treating water themselves, providing water to local communities as part of group water schemes or receiving the water supply directly from local authorities.The cost imposed on farm families has been disproportionately high as funding for water infrastructure in Ireland has been completely inadequate over the years.” “The CER who is now in the process of finalising the water charging regime that will be imposed on households, must ensure that the cost of water to those who currently pay is reduced, due to the larger number of users that will now be paying for their water supply.”

Review of Employment and Investment Incentive (EII) provides an opportunity for investment in Dairy Industry Expansion IFA Farm Business Chairman Tom Doyle has said that the review being undertaken by the Department of Finance on the Employment and Investment Incentive (EII) scheme provides an opportunity for the Government to directly support the expansion of the dairy industry. Mr. Doyle stated, “The purpose of the EII is to promote the creation of jobs and to encourage companies to carry out research and development (R&D) activities. The review provides an opportunity to identify how the scheme can be amended to facilitate greater investment and employment creation in Ireland’s domestic industries. In particular, IFA believes that the EII should be amended to allow for investment in the Irish dairy industry. In mid-2012, IFA developed a detailed proposal for a ‘Loan Scheme to Invest in the Development of the Irish Dairy Industry’. This proposal for a tax-relieved loan scheme open to farmers and non-farmers was developed in conjunction with representatives from the main dairy co-ops, ICOS and the Irish Dairy Board. IFA Dairy Chairman, Sean O’Leary, stated, “To deliver on the 50% growth target set by Food Harvest 2020, IFA has estimated that farmers will need to invest upwards of €1.5b in additional stock, land, facilities and machinery on-farm. Industry, meanwhile, will need capacity-related investment of around €400m, and additional annual working capital of €500m”. He continued, “The economic return for the Irish economy, should the dairy sector be supported in delivering its full potential, is very significant. IFA estimates that the achievement of the 50% Food Harvest 2020 expansion targets has the potential to create 9,500 jobs, extra export revenue growing annually to €1.3b per annum from 2020, additional tax revenue and savings from the social welfare budget of just under €300m over the period to 2020. The increased employment will be on-farm, in primary and secondary dairy processing, marketing and research and development, in ancillary service jobs, and in the short-run, additional

construction jobs. Mr. Doyle concluded, “Amending the EII to facilitate the particular size and structure of the dairy industry, through support for a tax-relieved loan scheme, will provide an opportunity for investors and the Government to support domestic enterprise, with a resulting increase in economic activity and sustainable job creation across Ireland”.

National Energy plan must focus on jobs, growth and economic recovery while addressing concerns of rural Ireland IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has called on Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte to ensure that the forthcoming National Energy Plan is focused on delivering jobs, growth and economic recovery for rural Ireland, while addressing the concerns of farm families who live in the vicinity of energy developments. Speaking after a recent meeting with Minister Rabbitte, Mr Kingston said, “There is currently a lack of clarity regarding energy policy, with policy often being developer lead and in reaction to proposals such a hydraulic fracking in the north-west or pylons right across the country. In the first instance, the Plan has to clearly quantify the country’s infrastructure needs, and set out the strong safeguards that must be put in place to protect rural communities”. Harold Kingston said, “The Government must commit to developing a clear on-farm energy strategy which creates new jobs while stimulating economic recovery across the country, which in turn can contribute to balanced regional development.The delivery of a realistic return to farmers, in the form of improved renewable energy feed in-tariffs, has be central to this plan. Micro-energy projects and anaerobic digestion at farm level have to be incentivised”. IFA has also called for the co-ordination of renewable energy policy development in Ireland, with the establishment of a Green Energy Unit from existing resources and expertise and the speedy development of the biomass market by requiring all publicly-owned buildings to commit to using an obligatory rate of renewable crops.

IFA annoucnes sponsorship of the Equestrian competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Games Ireland IFA announced recently its partnership with the 2014 Special Olympics Games Ireland. IFA is a Bronze Partner of the Equestrian competition at the Games which will be held on June 12th – 15th in Limerick. Message from Eddie Downey, IFA President and Jer Bergin, IFA National Treasurer. "We’re proud to partner with 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games and all that they represent. IFA chose to get involved with the Games to support participating Irish Farm Families and our members volunteering at the games. With their drive, determination, commitment and passion, Special Olympic athletes are incredible role models for all’. More than 1,500 athletes will compete in the Games and will be supported by 500 coaches, 3,000 volunteers and 3,000 family members.


FARMING

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

57

Dungarvan lady to represent Waterford in Queen of the Wool LOCAL lady Gráinne Murphy of Dungarvan Macra will proudly represent Waterford on the national and international stage in the upcoming Queen of the Wool competition, organised by Golden Shears Ireland and Wexford Macra. The event, which forms part of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships, will take place on Saturday the 17th of May in the specially erected ICM Dome, adjacent to the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey. 20 young ladies from Macra clubs from across the land will compete to be crowned

QUEEN OF THE WOOL. This extravagant event will officially open the shearing championships, being held in Ireland for only the second time in its existence. Gráinne will form part of a line-up that includes entrants from counties such as Louth, Kilkenny, Cork, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Wexford, Meath, Dublin, Wicklow and Limerick as supporters, Macra na Feirme members and the general public descend on the ICM Dome for a great evening’s entertainment. The event will kick off early in the day for the contestants as interviews with the guest judges (including

a certain former Macra President, a former Queen of the Wool and a former Rose of Tralee contestant) take place from early morning. This will be followed by a number of promotional events throughout the day in the Gorey area before the ladies will be escorted into the 1,200 seater venue for the evening’s entertainment. Comhaltas Ireland will warm up the audience with a lively performance beginning at 6.30 p.m. Be sure to have your cheering voices and banners at the ready as the ladies then take to the stage for live interviews.The evening

will climax with the announcement of the overall Queen of the Wool at approximately 10.30 p.m. From then on it’s celebration time with Beat 102103 hitting the DJ box to get the party started, with the disco running until late. The venue, adjacent to the Amber Springs Hotel and Spa, Gorey, and is easily accessible by car (M50), bus and train. Tickets for the event cost just €10 and can be pre-ordered (www.goldenshearsireland.c om) or bought on the night. For further information about the events and ladies participating can be obtained by visiting

CORBETT CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD.

CATTLE SLATS 1

Available from 7’6” to 12’6” – 7 /4” deep 14’6” – 9” deep – 16’6” – 10” deep

GRANT APPROVED

SCRAPER SLATS, BEAMS, MANHOLES, PIG SLATS ALL @ KEEN PRICES ■ For all Slat Rubber enqiries call Paul Dennehy – 087 9036483 ■ We also supply safety manholes for existing slatted units

Replacing Old Slats Free quotation and inspection of old Slatted Units

Mooneraha, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Tel. (052) 7441590

C a t t le Underp ass

Gráinne Murphy

QUAN BUTLER 087-2525327

Queen-Of The-Wool on Facebook, checking out our website wexfordmacra.blogspot.ie, emailing wexfordmacra@gmail.com or by following us on Twitter @macrawexford!

Rep. for South FARM BUILDINGS FOR THE FUTURE DESIGN – CONSTRUCTION – PRODUCTS Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford

Tel. 052 6186900

www.ryanbrothers.ie MILKING PARLOURS

CUBICLE HOUSING

STEEL FABRICATING – STRUCTURAL STEEL & CLADDING TANKS – WALLS – FLOORS CUBICLES – MATS – BARRIERS – GATES – SCRAPERS –––––––––––––––––––––––––

Contact John Paul 086 4035602

Phelan Contractors Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford 086-0456590 • Discing & Reseeding • Bailing & Wrapping • Tedding & Raking COMPETITIVE RATES No job too big or too small Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, T.D., and Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens, with Chairman of Teagasc Dr. Noel Cawley and Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle, as they unveil a commemorative plaque at the opening of the New Teaching and Learning Facilities at the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens.

€2.5 m. Investment in Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, Botanic Gardens A NEW teaching and learning facilities at the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture in the National Botanic Garden was officially opened on Thursday, 8th May, by the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, T.D. The developments at the College of Amenity Horticulture cost €2.5m and involved construction of new teaching facilities as well as renovation of an old building dating back to the 1700s which now includes a dedicated landscape design teaching studio. At the opening, Minister Hayes praised the recent developments at the College

which will see a doubling of its student capacity. Chairman of Teagasc Dr. Noel Cawley said: “The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens, and Kinsealy Research Centre Malahide provide the perfect setting for a horticultural course where the vast resources of this great national garden are placed at the disposal of students. Expert staff, the plant collections, an extensive library, the research work and the benefits of a massive renewal programme over the past decade all contribute to making the National Botanic Gardens a unique place to study

horticulture.” Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle said: “The courses that are offered in the college are geared at people who want to get involved in the business of horticulture. The college is currently offering level 5, 6, 7 and 8 programmes in horticulture. Simply stated level 5 is a one year Certificate, level 6 is a two year Advanced Certificate, level 7 is a three year ordinary Degree and level 8 is four year honours Degree. By combining class work with practical skills training in the Botanic Gardens and external practical learning placements,

students receive a balanced approach to the work of amenity horticulture while on the courses.” Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens said: "Science and Education have been at the heart of the National Botanic Gardens' mission from its very beginnings. It is wonderful to see this state of the art addition that puts us at the heart of Irish horticulture. We are proud of our connections with the horticultural college, not only for fostering the early careers of so many of our staff, but because it enables us to play our part in training future custodians of our national gardening heritage."

(21-5)

Contact the Dungarvan Observer for the best advertising rates Tel: 058-42042 / 41205; email: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie

O C

C Livestock

HIGH EBI FRIESIAN BULLS FOR SALE – Fertility tested. Suitable for Heifers. Tel. (086) 8533098. (14-5)

Dungarvan Mart Report BULLOCK SECTION 4 Lim. 428 kgs. made €985 each. 3 Lim 401 kgs.made €900 each. 4 Char. 512 kgs. made €1190 each. 6 A.A. 494 kgs. made €1000 each. HEIFER SECTION 1 Bel. Blue 450 kgs. made €1,070. 1 Char. 655 kgs. made €1,330. 4 Lim. 442 kgs. made €925. DRY COWS 1 Fr. 700 kgs. made €1,275. 1 Fr. 710 kgs. made €1,010. 1 Fr. 555 kgs. made €925.

SUCKLERS Sucklers with calves at foot sold from €1,100 to €1,360. A. A. Heifers and Bullocks wanted for further feeding, also Herefords, 400 – 500 kgs. Continental Bulls 450 kgs. and over required for feeding also Fr. Bulls 400 kgs and over. Fr. Bull Calves wanted for export. All Enquiries to Dungarvan Mart. (058-41611. Special Entry for Monday next, 19th May, 2014: 1 Pedigree Aberdeen Angus Bull (for a local farmer).


58

FARMING

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Teagasc News . . . height.This is 1,300-1,600kg of dry matter (DM) per ha. Once you go over 12cm (2,000+kg DM/ha), the stem content increases considerably and utilisation is poor, leading to more stem in the next rotation. (2) Post-grazing height Aim to graze out swards tightly. If you are going into the recommended 8-10cm of grass, this will be a lot easier to do. In dry conditions, where swards do not have heavy covers to be grazed out, aim to graze down to 4cm in May. Otherwise graze down to no more than 5cm. (3) Days’ grass ahead Aim to have no more than 12-14 days’ grass ahead of cattle. Grass growth rates are high at the moment. Surpluses are building up very quickly.Walk the farm weekly and assess how much you have ahead of you. Take into account the likely growth for the coming week and react sooner rather than later. Taking out a heavy paddock or a proportion of a field as round bales is the quickest solution in most cases. Surplus bales – a management tool The practice of taking out heavy paddocks of grass during a grazing rotation, when growth is well ahead of demand, is an effective management tool on good grassland farms. The sward is green all the way to the butt and because of this, they start growing grass again immediately. This means they can be grazed again within three weeks. As they are cut tight, it also has a ‘topping’ effect on the sward, so two jobs are done at the same time and grass quality is improved further in the next round of grazing. However, with a small number of bales made per hectare – are they an expensive management tool? Teagasc nutritionist Siobhan Kavanagh looked at this last year. When you are baling swards that have 12-14cm (2,000+kg) of grass on them, you can expect seven to eight bales per ha (three bales per acre).These bales have a very high DMD (78%+) compared to bales

CATTLE May Born Calves? The 2012 AIM Statistics published by the Department of Agriculture show that there were as many calves born to suckler cows in May 2012 as in February 2012. In contrast dairy farmers have 3.5 times more calves born in February than in May. This clearly demonstrates the poor calving pattern in many beef herds that needs to be addressed if their profitability is to rise. A weanling born in May is going to be 90-100kg lighter at housing than one born in February, while the cost of keeping the cow is the same. How many of your cows will calve this May? Getting these back in calf by the middle of July (at the latest if they are not to calve in May 2015) may be very difficult. By breeding extra replacements now, these late calvers can be culled at the end of the Summer. Where your breeding season started a few weeks ago keep a close eye out for repeats. A high number might indicate a problem with your bull. Identifying a sub-fertile bull early is critical if you are trying to improve or maintain your herd’s average calving interval. Managing grass for high performance To achieve maximum weight gains from grazed grass you need two things – a constant supply of grass, and a high leaf content in that grass. Stocking rate, the amount of nitrogen spread, and the weather are the main influences on the amount of grass in front of cattle.Your grassland management skill is the main influence on the quality of that grass. Where grass is managed properly, the leaf content can be consistently over 70%.Where it is managed poorly, stem (lower quality and lower energy) can make up over 50% of the sward. There are three areas you should focus on to maintain a high leaf content throughout the coming months: (1) Pre-grazing height Aim to be grazing swards that are no more than 8-10cm in

taken from typical silage swards, and so have a high energy content. When you include a cost for cutting, tedding, baling and wrapping, they cost €24 per bale to make. If you include the cost of the fertiliser that was used to grow the grass, the cost rises to €31 per bale. However, if you compare the feed energy in one of these bales to a typical €250 per ton beef ration, they are worth €45 per bale due to their high DMD. These bales are ideal for feeding to Autumn-calved suckler cows, weanlings or finishing cattle over the Winter. They can also be very useful as a buffer feed later in the grazing season if there are short periods when grass supply is tight on the farm. Manage slurry carefully Considerable volumes of slurry are spread during May. Drowning in slurry accounts for over 90% of slurry-related deaths, so implement controls when tanks are open. Slurry gives off poisonous hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas when agitated, so have a lot of air movement at all times. Never enter any tank, as gases including H2S, carbon dioxide and methane cause poisoning or suffocation. Slurry equipment is used in a stationary position with rotating powershafts. Ensure that shafts are covered and keep away from the danger. IMPORTANT EVENTS Teagasc Grass Silage Event A Teagasc Grass Silage Event will take place on the farm of Sean Meehan, Bamford, Kells, Co. Kilkenny on Friday, May 16th. There will be 4 stands and tours will commence between 10.00 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.Teagasc advisers, specialists and researchers will discuss the importance of quality silage, cutting and ensiling grass, fertiliser and lime for silage crops and silage pit repairs. This is a BTAP approved event. All are welcome. A Teagasc Forest Walk on managing younger forests took place on Monday, May 12th at 7.00 p.m. and not tonight Wednesday, 14th May as previously advertised.

Making High Quality Grass Silage FARMERS around the country, especially in ‘earlier ground ‘ are currently considering what date their silage crop will be ready for harvesting. Crops are typically harvested from mid-May onwards. Teagasc in Kilkenny are therefore holding a very timely Grass Silage Event on Friday, 16th May on the farm of Sean Meehan, Bamford, Kells, Co.

Kilkenny. Leading Teagasc Specialists in conjunction with local Teagasc Advisers will be available to discuss in detail all the critical issues involved to help farmers make the best decision for their own crops this year.There will be four separate stands at the event including: 1. Cutting and Ensiling the

Grass - Padraig O’Kiely – Teagasc, Grange; Terry Carroll – Teagasc, Kilkenny 2. The Importance of Grass Silage Siobhan Kavanagh – Teagasc, Kilkenny; Pat Moylan – Teagasc, Kilkenny 3. Silage Pit Repairs – Tom Ryan, Teagasc, Kilkenny 4. Fertiliser / Lime for Silage Crop Mark Plunkett – Teagasc,

Johnstown Castle; Marianne Mulhall – Teagasc, Kilkenny Speaking in advance of the event, Terry Carroll, Teagasc Business and Technology Adviser, Kilkenny said that a number of practical tips will be demonstrated on the day including looking at grass swaths cut in the preceding day or so, measuring yield of the crop and what’s

involved in doing a grass sugars test to see if your crop is ready to harvest. In addition there will be a discussion and display of best practice in making quality baled silage. While weather is a huge factor outside a farmer’s control which impacts on the silage making process, this event aims to cover in detail all the factors within a

farmers control to conserve a quality feed. The event will be signposted from Kilkenny. It’s 3km out the Kells road from Kells roundabout on the ‘Ring Road’ around Kilkenny city. The event is a BTAP approved event. Tours run between 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 16th May. All are welcome.

TEAGASC/GLANBIA MONITOR FARM FOCUS Week Ending: 12th May, 2014 Milk Kg/Day Fat % Protein % Milk Solids/Day KG Meal KG/Cow/Day Average Farm Cover Cover Per Cow Pre Grazing Yield KG DM Demand KG DM HA Growth KG DM HA

Kilmacthomas, Waterford 26.6 3.93 3.42 1.95 1kg 742 188 1,800 67 61

Ballynoe, Cork

Comments:

Faha, Kilmacthomas, Waterford • Stocking rate on milking block has increased to 3.94 Lu’s/Ha • Cut 20 acres for silage bales on 13th May • 1 Bag of Sulpa Can per acre after grazing. • 134 out of 148 cows served in first 3 weeks of breeding season (90% Submission Rate)

Chairman of Teagasc Dr. Noel Cawley with Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes, T.D.; Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens, and Teagasc Director Professor Gerry Boyle, at the opening of the New Teaching and Learning facilities at the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture in the National Botanic Gardens.


FARMING

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

59

A group from West Waterford including Glanbia West Waterford Regional Advisory Committee who were guests of Sean Kelly MEP in the EU Parliament recently.

Macra na Feirme Dairy Stockjudging: Waterford and Imokilly join forces ON a bright and beautiful Tuesday evening near Lismore, with the scenic backdrop of the River Bride, Noel and Mary Hennessy and family hosted the Macra Dairy Stockjudging and showed us their award winning Valley Holstein Friesian herd. There was a huge attendance from all over Imokilly and Waterford where the task at hand was to rank a group of senior cows and another group of

maiden heifers; as well as to answer a few quiz questions to test the contestants’ general Dairy industry knowledge. Liam Curran from Dungarvan was the judge on the evening and gave us his reasons in great detail as to why he ranked the cows in which order. Liam also commented on the great difficulty of his job on the night, as the quality and uniformity of the cows on the evening was so high. The Hennessy's are the

current holders of the IHFA National Herds Competition in the under 70 cows’ category. It was easy for everyone on the night to see that they were well deserving of this accolade. Our 5 star evening didn't end there however as Mary invited us into the conservatory where we all feasted on the wonderful food she had prepared for us. A great night was had by all as we got well acquainted with our near

neighbours. John Leahy quickly added up all the results and announced that Colman Walsh had the highest score on the Imokilly side, while Eamonn Begley and Paul McGrath in the under 23 category were deemed the winners from Waterford. They now qualify to compete in the Macra National finals in Sligo in July.Well done to all. It certainly won’t be the last time that Imokilly and Waterford join forces!

Pictured l to r: Liam Curran (judge) and Noel Hennessy (host farmer) with members of Waterford and Imokilly Macra.

READER’S QUERIES Question: I have lost some rented land that I had farmed during the reference years. I have applied to consolidate these entitlements. I have also been offered some entitlements that are for sale and I am wondering if it is possible to buy these even though I have already applied to stack my current entitlements? Can you please advise? Answer: Yes it is possible to purchase entitlements this year and still consolidate on land that you farmed during the reference years and since lost. However, you will only get paid this year on entitlements that you have an eligible hectare for. Therefore, you will not receive payment on the purchased in entitlements this year but you will receive payment going forward from 2015 to 2019 inclusive as they will be activated by the lesser of the land submitted in 2013 or 2015. A point worth noting is that the total money available to you will be divided by the lesser of the land which will be 2015 in your

case; therefore your entitlement value per hectare will have increased substantially due to the reduced land area and will feel the full effects of convergence. I trust this will clear things up for you. Tip of the Week: The deadline for making amendments to single payment applications is Saturday, 31st May, 2014.

FA R M E R S ! HAVE YOUR FARMING QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY AGRICULTURAL CONSULTANT

TERENCE MORRISSEY Send your queries to: Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, or to Morrissey & Associates, Mweelnahorna, Ring, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

ICSA calls for special GLAS payment for Suckler and Sheep Farmers ICSA president Patrick Kent has called for a special GLAS payment of an additional €1,600 for suckler and sheep farmers participating in the new agri-environment scheme, which would be linked with co-operating with Carbon Footprint measuring and improvement. ICSA also called for restoration of the original levels of Disadvantaged Area payment on up to 45 ha. The payment would be made at a rate of €50/ha on up to 32 ha and would involve suckler and sheep farmers working with Bord Bia’s Origin Green strategy. The idea is that farmers who are in the quality assurance scheme and who thereby undergo a sustainability assessment in terms of Carbon Footprint would respond to the recommendations on how to reduce that footprint. Examples include extending the grazing season, improving weight gain and better fertility. All of these measures are beneficial to the bottom line for farmers but importantly also improve the carbon footprint of each kg of meat produced. ICSA envisages that suckler and sheep farmers would have the option of an additional measure in their GLAS plan which would set out how they are implementing the recommendations on reducing the footprint. This is a key objective of the EU CAP reform and so should be readily welcomed by the EU Commission. In terms of funding, ICSA estimates that an extra €50 million per annum for five years would be required (2016-2020 inclusive) or a total €250

million. “There is some leeway in the Department’s initial proposals on how to utilise the total RDP budget and we believe that this money should be put to use to support active suckler and sheep farmers, who maintain breeding stock. We would suggest that the scheme would require a minimum of one suckler cow per eligible ha or equivalent number of breeding ewes. ” “The reality is that suckler and sheep farmers are the backbone of our meat exports but they are also the sectors whose future is very much in doubt. ICSA sheep chairman Paul Brady said: “We have seen sheep numbers fall over a long number of years and while the numbers have stabilised in the past two years, there is no room for complacency.” ICSA suckler chairman Dermot Kelleher said: “It is very clear that the suckler sector is very unstable at the moment and is badly in need of an income boost.” Patrick Kent concluded by saying, “it is also vital to recall that these two sectors have suffered the most from the loss of REPS and ICSA insists that more must be done to protect breeding sectors. ICSA also reiterates that it is totally opposed to farmers with organic nitrates output greater than 140kg/ha being prioritised under GLASinstead we need to ensure that low income suckler and sheep producers are prioritised.”


Inside entertainment … only Your entertainment guide

e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie | telephone 058 41205

Deise Singers - Movies and Musicals THE first line from one of the songs from La Belle Helene, “The Moment Now is Drawing Near” sets the scene for the Deise Singers, as we approach the countdown for our May concert, “Movies and Musicals”, on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd next, in the Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. We always acknowledge budding young talent in the area, and this year is no exception. Our guests this year are Caoimhe Kiely from Aglish and Peter O’Sullivan from Dungarvan. Caoimhe at just 11 years of age has quite an impressive list of accolades to her credit. She has been singing from the age of four and is a member of the Dungarvan Junior Stage School. In February, Caoimhe played “Flounder” in “The Little Mermaid” and in March was selected for a choir of 20 children to sing in the O2, Dublin, with Gary

is a member of the Deise Singers since it was founded in 2008, and his Dad, Con, has often graced the stage with Dungarvan Dramatic Club. No great secret where Peter gets his talent from! With two such accomplished young musicians, the Deise Singers in full voice with some of your favourite numbers from the “Movies and Musicals”, and new ones of course, interspersed with solos from choir members, this promises to be an exciting two nights of great music and song. So get your tickets fast before you will be disappointed. They are available from the Capitol Cleaners, 058-41412; Dungarvan Tourist Office, 058-41741, and call or text Maria on 086-8526569. Curtain up at 8.00 p.m. Keep tuned.

Barlow. She is currently playing “Millie” in “Annie get your Gun” in Youghal, and in June you can see her in Dungarvan in the “Adams Family”. And these are just her 2014 engagements to date! Peter O’Sullivan is a 15 year old Junior Cert Student in St. Augustine’s College, Abbeyside. He studies piano with local music teacher, Maria Condon, and will sit the Junior Recital Certificate Medal exam later in May. His favourite two subjects are music and computers and plans to continue these into his Leaving Cert and Third Level Studies. Peter is a member of Dungarvan Brass and Reed Band, and plays solo coronet with them. His guitar is never far away also. While Peter likes the Classics he has a great “gra” for film and Shows theme music. Peter’s mom Catherine,

Crossword

 Movie Reviews  In association with SGC Dungarvan

Postman Pat - Opens 23rd May GREENDALE'S beloved Postman Pat enters a TV talent show competition, but will his small town values be compromised by the lure of fame and fortune? Pat delivering a didgeridoo for the local school children’s assembly or finding out that there is a ultra special

delivery where Pat will have to actually pilot a ‘copter’ to get to an isolated field to construct a scarecrow. Pat in a helicopter seemed strange to me at the time but compared to this, well I am looking forward to going for the laugh.

Edge of Tomorrow - Opens May 30th THE epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is

unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But

with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition 3rd June at 7.15 p.m. Tate Modern: Exhibition

May 18 –24 Aries March 20th – April 19th

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

ACROSS 1 A person suffering from memory loss (8) 5 The ratio between the amounts staked by the parties to a bet (4) 9 Arab emirate whose capital is Doha (5) 10 Anagram of FERRITE (3,4) 11 What, according to the proverb, is the sincerest form of flattery (9) 14 Get _ of, disencumber oneself from (3) 15 Created or developed beforehand (9) 18 The seed-bearing spike of a cereal plant (3) 19 An area of land or a level of proficiency (5,4) 20 Herbal medicine ingredient that can also be a flavouring (7) 22 Wading bird that flies with its long neck retracted (5) 24 13 Term, usually preceded by the word a, used in golf (4,2,3) 25 Something worn to provide protection (8) DOWN 1 Clear of charges (6) 2 Clear of charges (3) 3 Stretched out with arms and legs extended (12) 4 American bureau concerned with alcohol, tobacco and firearms – and explosives (1,1,1) 6 Francis _ , author who created detective Paul Temple (9) 7 _ Gonzales, fast-running Mexican cartoon mouse (6) 8 The action of pursuing a dangerous policy to the edge of disaster (12) 12 Not favouring one more than another (9) 13 See 24 16 Issue (existing material) again without much change (6) 17 A strong and unpleasant smell (6) 21 23 One of the Whitehall farces of the 1950s (3,3) 23 See 21

SOLUTION

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

USHING headlong into a new venture might seem like a good idea at the moment but take some time to discuss this with the people close to you who may be affected.

R

HETHER you’re surfing the net or looking in the local paper – you’ll find something this week that you’ve been after a long time. Also try to make more time for the family this week.

W

ONEY issues in ways both good and bad, will be at the forefront of your mind this week. You’ll need to make some important decisions on the home front, too.

M

RIENDS have landed you in a sticky situation this week when they volunteer you for a good deed. You may be too embarrassed to own up to not wanting to be involved. Give it your best shot.

F

RY to put a brave face on things this week, even though you may feel inclined to let your true feelings show. This won’t do you any favours and you could make the situation worse.

T

AKE sure that you’re heading in the same direction as a loved one, as you’ll get a shock if you let communication slip. Both of you will benefit from a good heart to heart.

M

OU’RE feeling buoyant about the future this week, as everything seems to be going your way. This is an excellent time to share your good fortune and positive mood.

Y

MAGINATION is a wonderful thing and you could be feeling inspired this week to take up a new hobby, especially one that involves getting to know a new group of people.

I

Sagittarius

S

Capricorn

M

TAY away from a person who tends to lead

you astray for a while, as they might land you November in more hot water than you bargained for. Take the 22nd – December 21st opportunity to reflect a little on the year so far. December 22nd – January 19th

ALE friends or relatives are in a positive mood for encouraging you to be more adventurous this week. Take their advice and well meant intentions with good grace.

January 20th – February 18th

OU often spend half your life looking after other people, who don’t share your Aquarian compassion. Try to take the initiative this week, step forward and do what you think is right.

Pisces

W

Aquarius

February 19th – March 19th

Y

ILL causing a scene make a situation better? This is the question that you will have to ask yourself when you try to deal with a problem. You have to be honest with yourself and others.

FOR the first time ever, broadcasting live into SGC Dungarvan Henri Matisse: At this one-off event, audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind the scenes tour of this blockbuster exhibition with Tate Director Nicholas Serota and broadcaster Francine Stock, featuring interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work. A giant of modern art, this landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse’s career as he began ‘carving into colour’ and his series of spectacular cutouts was born.

From snow flowers to dancers, circus scenes and a famous snail, this unique exhibition brings together a dazzling array of 120 Matisse pieces from around the world. Bold, lively and often large scale, the cut-outs are a joyous celebration of colour and shape. ‘Matisse’s eye popping colour cut-outs are brought together for a blockbuster show’ Sunday Times “The chance to see great art like it’s never been before” Canberra Times, Australia “A treat for the eyes” Globe and Mail, Canada

Balanchine/Millepied life from Opera De Paris Tuesday, 3rd June at 6.30 p.m. A L O N G S I D E Balanchines Palais de Cristal, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravels Daphnis et Chloe. Philippe Jordan will be accompanying the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time LE PALAIS DE CRISTAL (First performance 10th May, 2014, at 19:30) Georges Bizet Music (Symphony in C major) George

Balanchine Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorusis Philippe Jordan Conductor Patrick Marie Aubert Chorus master This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former

student Benjamin Millepied, highlights the similarities and dissonances between them. In 1947, George Balanchine paid tribute to the company and to the French tradition with his first production for the Paris Opera Ballet, Le Palais de Cristal, in which he choreographed an early work by Georges Bizet, the Symphony in C.

A Small Family Business live from the National Theatre - Thursday 12th June at 7.00 p.m. A RIOTOUS exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for

long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law's business he's approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack's integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Across: 1 Amnesiac, 5 Odds, 9 Qatar, 10 Fir tree, 11 Imitation, 14 Rid, 15 Preformed, 18 Ear, 19 Green belt, 20 Aniseed, 22 Heron, 24 13 Hole in one, 25 Eyepatch. Down: 1 Acquit, 2 Net, 3 Spreadeagled, 4 ATF, 6 Durbridge, 7 Speedy, 8 Brinkmanship, 12 Impartial, 13 – , 16 Rehash, 17 Stench, 21 23 Dry Rot, 23 – .


Inside entertainment … only Your entertainment guide Lismore Choir Spring Concert 2014 THIS coming Saturday, May 17th is the date of the Lismore Choir Spring Concert.The choir will present an evening of melody and harmony with a medley of folk songs arranged by the modern composer John Rutter. There will also be a musical interlude with excellent soloists. Oisin McGill on the flute and Criostior Ó Loinghsigh playing piano. Come and enjoy this evening of light music in the beautiful surroundings of Lismore Cathedral at 8.00 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will be supporting Glencairn Abbey Restoration Fund. Tickets at €10 are available on the door if you do not have them already; also from choir members of Dungarvan Tourist Office.

Waterford Dramatic Society Summer Production WATERFORD Dramatic Society is delighted to announce that our Summer Production will be staged on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday and 24th of May at 8.00 p.m. in the Central Hall Theatre (Red Kettle) in the Viking Triangle. A fantastic night’s entertainment is guaranteed with laughs aplenty promised from two thought provoking pieces of theatre. Amelia Clancy, Chairwoman of the WDS, spoke of the ladies that will take to the director’s chair for this production: “We are honoured that we have managed to secure two of Waterford’s foremost leading ladies as directors for our Summer Production: Frieda Ryan unparalleled in her talent and unique eye for directing and the inimitable Geri Oakes - who embodies the very spirit of

the WDS- this time will cast her magic from the director’s chair instead of under the spotlight.” Frieda Ryan will direct Magic Moments,written by Sean Lawlor, with a talented cast including Anne Hickey, Sheila Grant, Jennifer Cosgrove, Dermott Sullivan and Garret Drohan. Geri Oakes will direct Melody, written by Deirdre Kinahan, and the cast includes two of Waterford’s finest talents in Tobie Hickey and Claire Smith. With fantastic directors, excellent scripts and cast with some of Waterford’s finest established actors -this is an experience you do not want to miss from Ireland’s oldest drama society – the Waterford Dramatic Society. For more details visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Water fordDramaticSociety

Pictured are directors Frieda Ryan and Geri Oakes with the cast members for the upcoming Waterford Dramatic Society summer production.

e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie | telephone 058 41205

Famous Bluegrass Band comes to Tig An Cheoil ALREADY, in association with the Dungarvan Singers Club, we have held 4 Bluegrass events in this area. Firstly, we held Steve Bonafel and his One Iota Band in Bridie Dee’s. Next, in Dillon’s Back Room, we had Curtis Blackwell’s Georgian Bluegrass Band and the famous High Plains Tradition featuring Steve Gilmore. Then we had Steve’s son, Martin Gilmore in Tig an Cheoil. Now, it’s time for number five in this great series of American Bluegrass performers. The John Lowell Band from Montana is coming to the Marquee at the back of Tig an Cheoil on the Friday, 16th May, at 9.00 p.m. The standard of all the other events was extremely high and a great night’s entertainment was had by all, on every occasion, so be sure not to miss this wonderful and rare opportunity to see a true professional authentic American Bluegrass Band right on your doorstep. Admission will be €10 and this is great value, given the fame and excellence of this band and the fact that in their other engagements around the country they will be performing in Theatres and Art Centres and charging much more! There will be an open session afterwards in the pub, so, if its anything like the crack we had in Tig an Cheoil after the Martin Gilmore Concert, it should be a mighty night. So, bring your instruments with you on the night and be ready for anything. So, who exactly is John Lowell. Here’s what the experts say:“Lowell’s flat picking guitar technique ranks among the clearest and most lyrical you’ll hear. Sure, he can play a lot of notes but he never uses more notes than needed to complete a musical phrase”. (Vintage Guitar Magazine) “Lowell’s guitar style is easy going and sweetly melodic” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine) “Lowell’s flat picking is solid and fresh. His sound is his own and his arrangements fit the songs perfectly”. (Flatpicking Guitar Magazine) “Lowell has developed a reputation as an accomplished guitarist, strong vocalist and excellent songwriter”. His songs are showing up with increasing regularity on the Bluegrass Charts and are being recorded by a number or contemporary bands”. (Lively Times Magazine) “John is a formidable guitarist with a rhythm style that is rich and multi-layered. His guitar provides the perfect counterpoint to these ballads and story songs, which collectively convey a vivid imagination”. (Bluegrass Today) “The lyrics and melodies Lowell has created, sound like they belong in the folk or old-time tradition, while his instrumental approach, places him squarely in the Bluegrass or Flatpicking tradition….Norman Blake and Doc Watson dedicated their careers to such (BluegrassToday) music”. “John Lowell is one of those rare triple threat musicians that come along every so often – singer/guitarist/song writer. His clear expressive vocals devoted perfectly with his strong and incentive guitar playing. His songs have been played and recorded all across the United States, Canada and Europe. Having been featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine (the ‘Rolling Stone’ of Bluegrass Guitar!) and sharing the stage with Garrison Keillor on his variety radio show,“A Prairie Home Companion”, John is in

demand with musicians and fans alike. He has been invited to teach singing, song writing and guitar skills at camps all over the U.S., Canada and the U.K. “John Lowell is at home doing what he loves to do – making music.” (Revelation) John was a founder member of the highly international Bluegrass Band Kane’s River, back in 1994 in Bozeman, Montana. Banjo player, Julie Elkins originally from Bozeman was taken into the band later to round out the sound. Julie is now the banjo player in the John Lowell Band. With family roots in Kentucky, original home of Bluegrass, Julie comes from a musical family and by the age of 12, she was three-time winner of the Classic West Open Banjo Competition! She played for years with the renowned bluegrass band, New Vintage. Julie was awarded an IBMA Award for recorded project of the year, while she was with the celebrated Daughters of Bluegrass. So her credentials are first class. “The music is thoughtfully written and Julie delivers it with a soulful voice. The style is rooted in tradition, yet expressed in refreshing contemporary terms”. (Ron Black, Alison Kranes and Union Station) The other two members of the John Lowell Band are Tom Murphy on Mandolin and Ben Somers on upright bass. “Tom Murphy started on guitar at the age of 11 but he received a mandolin for his graduation and then heard David Grisman’s 1st album and the mandolin took centre stage in his life. He now plays with 9 or 10 different musical aggregations but especially the John Lowell Band and the Two-Bit Frank’s. Tom has been invited to share the stage with Rodney Crowell, Tony Trischka, Sam Bush, John Mayer, Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Billy Payne of Little Feat and Brewer and Shipley! “His inventive mandolin solos, driving rhythm and tight harmony vocals add colour to a variety of bands …..” (Reverbnation) He has been described as the Reverbnation Sam Bush of the Northern States”, a rare accolade! Tom, Julie and John also play as Whiskey Pie with David Thompson on bass, Ben Somers, the bass player in the band also plays sax and many other instruments in a wide variety of groups and musical styles. He has played in the bands of Dizzee Rascal, Manteca, Girls Aloud, Seal, Dirk Powell, Dr. John etc, etc – the list is endless. He is following in the footsteps of his famous father Steve Somers who worked with Don Everly, the Settlers, Lonnie Donegan, Billie Jo Spears and Glen Campbell! You can plainly see the combined experience and expertise of this wonderful band. So be sure to come along to the friendly, welcoming setting of “Tig an Cheoil”, Ballinagaul, Ring on the evening of Friday, 16th May at 9.00 p.m, for a show you will remember and treasure for the rest of your life. For any further information: contact: 0870640542. Be there ore be square. So Don’t Forget: Friday, May 16th at 9.00 p.m. - The John Lowell Band at “Tig An Cheoil”, Ballinagaul, Ring. €10 Great Value!

John Lowell

Julie Elkins

Tom Murphy

Ben Somers


Entertainment …

only Your entertainment guide ! WIN

MATISSE @ SGC Dungarvan

WIN

e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie | telephone 058 41205

WIT Orchestra to premier in Dungarvan this Sunday

!

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Tate Modern: Exhibition For the first time ever, broadcasting live into SGC Dungarvan Tuesday, 3rd June, at 7.15 p.m. At this one-off event, you are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of this blockbuster exhibition presented by Francine Stock and with guests such as Tate Director Nicholas Serota. This features commentary on selected works, a biography of the artist, interviews with experts, friends of the artist and rare archive footage of Matisse at work. From snow flowers to dancers, circus scenes and a famous snail, Tate Modern’s unique exhibition brings together a dazzling array of 120 Matisse pieces from around the world. Bold, lively and often large scale, the cut-outs are a joyous celebration of colour and shape. A giant of modern art, this landmark show explores the final chapter in Matisse’s career as he began ‘carving into colour’ and his series of spectacular cut-outs was born. 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 Matisse Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, 27th May. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, play host to this fantastic Orchestra on Sunday, 18th May. Doors open at 3.00 p.m. Concert starts at 3.30 sharp. Ticket only €5 and children €2.50 available from Blasta Wholefoods (opposite Shaws) or on the door. In aid of Church Repair Fund. Find us on Facebook Charity Vintage Tea Rooms or contact Ria on 087 2257983.

✄ Question: Matisse is screened at SGC on what date?

Answer: ………………………………………………………………………………………… Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address: ……………………………………………………………..………………………… ………………………………………………………………………...……………………….. ……………………………………………… Tel. No. ………………………...….……………

! WIN

Driving Miss Daisy @ SGC Dungarvan

WIN

!

Driving Miss Daisy: The Play Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones 25th May, 2014, at 5.30 p.m. Including LIVE Q&A with Angela Lansbury The beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning play stars two of the world’s greatest living actors – five-time Tony Award® and three-time Academy Award® nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Earl Jones, alongside four time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines. It tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts of millions of theatregoers worldwide. 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 Miss Daisy Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, 20th May. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

✄ Question: Driving Miss Daisy is screened at SGC on what date?

Download Our App Today!

Answer: ………………………………………………………………………………………… Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address: ……………………………………………………………..………………………… ………………………………………………………………………...……………………….. ……………………………………………… Tel. No. ………………………...….……………

Call a cab …

Joe Cliffe

Ollie Gillen

Ann O’Dwyer

Nicholas Drohan

Liam McCarthy

087 7935393 /

087

058

087

68101 /

058 44570

7449965

44043

8144777

087 2630666


Entertainment …

only Your entertainment guide

e-mail: adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie | telephone 058 41205

Friday 16th – Thursday 22nd

DEISE SINGERS 6th ANNUAL CONCERT

FILM INFORMATION AND BOOKING LINE 058 45796 www.sgcdungarvan.ie

MOVIES and MUSICALS Thursday 22nd and Friday, 23rd May Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan

CALVARY (15A) 101 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 7.00; ALSO FRI. – WED. 9.00

SUNDAY, 25th MAY at 5.30 p.m.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (12A) 142 mins.

A D VA N C E N O T I C E ! FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER LIVE FROM THE TATE MODERN

3D: DAILY 4.10; ALSO SAT., SUN. 11.30

MATISSE: CUT-OUTS

RIO 2 (G) 104 mins. FRI. – WED. 4.30; ALSO SAT., SUN. 11.50, 2.00

TUESDAY, 3rd JUNE at 7.15 p.m.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED (G) 113 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 5.00; ALSO SAT., SUN. 11.00, 2.40

YO U R N E X T L I V E B A L L E T I S F R O M … OPERA de PARIS

3D: TARZAN (PG) 94 mins.

BALANCHINE & MILLEPIED TUESDAY, 3rd JUNE at 6.30 p.m.

SAT., SUN. 2.20

S E V E N DAY K I D S ’ C L U B

3D: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

(12A) 130 mins. OPENING THURSDAY, 22nd MAY, @ 3.50, 6.30, 7.20, 9.10

FRI. & MON. – THUR. 5.00; SAT., SUN. 11.00

3D: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 FRI. & MON. – WED. 4.10; SAT., SUN. 11.30

RIO 2

GODZILLA

CROTTY’S INN LEAMYBRIEN

Saturday, 17th May DANCING TO

DEREK VEALE

@ 8.00 p.m. Musical Director: Fiona Tobin BA.Music. HDip. Accompanists: Elaine Ryan BMus; HDip.; Daniel Kearney. Our Guests: Caoimhe Kiely: Vocalist; Peter O’Sullivan: Musician Tickets €12.00 available from: • Dungarvan Tourist Office 058-41741 • Capitol Cleaners, 058-41412 • Or call/text Maria on 086-8526569 A donation will be made from the proceeds to: IRISH DOGS FOR THE DISABLED

T H E N E X T S TA G E P E R F O R M A N C E I S …

Angela Lansbury in DRIVING MISS DAISY

FRI. & MON. – THUR. 4.30; SAT., SUN. 11.50

(12A) 123 mins. 3D: DAILY 4.00, 6.40, 9.20; ALSO SAT., SUN. 12.00, 1.20

T U E S DAY E L E V E N S E S MAY 20th @ 11.00 a.m. ACTIVE AGE SCREENING:

BAD NEIGHBOURS (16) 97 mins.

CALVARY

D I G I TA L ! DAILY 9.40; ALSO FRI. – WED. 7.20

REEL PARENTS SCREENING:

BAD NEIGHBOUR THE OTHER WOMAN (12A) 109 mins.

SPECIAL NEEDS SCREENING:

D I G I TA L ! DAILY 9.10; ALSO FRI. – WED. 6.50

Sunday, 18th May

BOOK ONLINE @ www.sgcdungarvan.ie

Clotto €13,600

BLOG @ www.sgcdungarvan.com

RIO 2 Spurling Group Cinemas

Coming Saturday, 24th May DANCING TO

SHAWN CUDDY Crotty’s Inn available for Parties, Meetings and Functions.

Tel. (051) 291254 / (087) 6599126.

Higher Diploma in Television Production WATERFORD Institute of Technology and Nemeton TV are pleased to announce that the class of 2014 film premiere will be held on 22nd May in SCG Cinema, Dungarvan, starting with a reception at 11.30 p.m. The students on the course are working very hard this week to put their finishing touches to their films. The twelve post grads on the course who come from all over Ireland have made dramas, documentaries and music films.The films feature many sites and locations around Dungarvan and Waterford, Ring and Helvic where they practiced their camera skills over the past eight months. The films to be showcased on the 22nd May include a newly written drama by local film maker Conor O’Donovan. Conor has spent the last year making two dramas on the Higher Diploma in Television which is jointly taught in WIT and Nemeton TV in An Rinn. Conor practiced his drama skills in his short Christmas film ‘Dungarvan Shore.’This month on 22nd May he will premiere his longer drama called ‘Bad

Teacher’ or Múinteoir Dána’ in the SGC cinema Dungarvan.The film is about a frustrated school teacher and is played by fellow student fluent Irish speaker from Conamara Tomás O Riada. The students in the film are from transition year in the Friary Dungarvan. The acted as extras in the film during mid term break in a classroom in Coláiste na Rinne. The transition year students enjoyed the role of playing bold students being noisy and throwing paper in a classroom for the day! Other films being shown on the 22nd May include Eileen Hylands film ‘Ar Scath a chéile’ which is a beautiful portrait of the An Rinn Gaeltacht. Eileen a photographer who runs the Creative Images spent the past few months filming a year in the life of the Gaeltacht community and the vibrant educational and social activities involving the Irish language including the great Nicholas Tobín traditional music festival in February. Another interesting film to be shown on the 22nd is called ‘The Scandel in out Taps’. Local journalists Niamh Drohan and

Siobhan Tanner under the direction of Irene Tanner are premiering their very topical film about the controversial issue of fluoride in our water. With the establishment of Irish Water and introduction of Water Charges the film follows the arguments for and against fluoride asking why is Ireland the only country in Europe to still add fluoride to our water when so many questions have been raised as to the damaging affect of fluoride on our health. They interview the ‘Girl against flouride’ Aisling Fitzgibbon (pictured) who launched a controversial campaign earlier this year called ‘stripped of our rights’ against fluoride. "The Higher Diploma is a very practical course on camera, editing and production scripting skills taught by Irish television industry professionals, nemeton tv and Waterford Institute of Technology." according to Irial Mac Murchú MD Nemeton TV. "Eight graduates of previous years of the Higher Diploma in Television are working in Nemeton TV" he continues "while others have

found employment in production companies, TG4, Film and Digital Marketing companies." "One of the films, shown in last year’s premiere went on to win first prize in the National Student Media Awards for best documentary in the Irish language and an extended one hour film has been commissioned by TG4 of the same programme.Two other films are also been broadcast on TG4. This year’s course hope to surpass the success of last year’s

graduates with their films." according to course director Bláithín. The September Higher Diploma course 2014 is currently over subscribed but a waiting list for a possible third round of interviews in June/July is currently open For further information on te Higher Diploma course or shorter Camera and Editing courses contact the Training dept at traenáil@nemeton.ie www.wit.ie 058 46499

Ciaran Durkin and Conor O’Donovan and students from the Higher Diploma course filming a scene for the drama ‘Múinteoir Dána’ which will be premiered in Dungarvan SGC on 22nd May.


Incorp. Munster Industrial Advocate Vol. 102 (Reg. in GPO as a Newspaper) Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Tel: (058) 41205 / 42042. Fax: (058) 41559.

e-mail: news@dungarvanobserver.ie adverts@dungarvanobserver.ie sport@dungarvanobserver.ie features@dungarvanobserver.ie Web: www.dungarvanobserver.ie Follow us on: @DungarvanObserv

Members of Lismore Town Council pictured ahead of their final meeting in the Council Chambers on Monday, May 12th. Back (l. to r.): Cllr. Joe Tobin, Cllr. David Whelan, Cllr. Ken Madden, Paul Daly, Town Manager; Cllr. Bernard Leddy, Cllr. Julie Landers. Front: Cllr. Jimmy O'Gorman, Anita Meagher, Town Clerk; Cllr. Jan Rotte, Mayor of Lismore; Cllr. John Henegan and Cllr. Orla Russell. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Gloom pervades Lismore Town Council as agreement reached for dispersal of representational items By Christy Parker THE mood of determined defiance normally associated with local election time gave way to one of sadness and finality as Lismore Town Council met for its May and final meeting. Previous to the meeting, all nine members, town clerk and town manager – the final personifications of a proud, 400 year legacy - posed for a photograph that in the decades to come may represent within west Waterford one of the darkest days for democracy in a State that has

itself yet to reach a century. Maturity, one might observe, is defined by behaviour and can be a long time dawning. Within the chamber, business began with a minute’s silence in memory of May Norton, mother of Cllr. Orla Russell, who passed away in St. James’s Hospital Dublin earlier this month. RIP. Cllr Russell did not attend the meeting. HERITAGE HOME There was little of the traditional fare on the agenda and even less appetite for same on the occasion. It was agreed that Lismore Heritage Centre will

County Council has taken in charge 54 housing estates TO date,Waterford County Council has taken in charge a total of 54 housing estates. According to the Council’s Annual Report for 2013, the largest number of estates ever taken in charge was in 2013, when 14 were taken in charge. The Council said this positive trend is expected to continue well into 2014, which is largely due to the ground work completed by the Estates Unit over the past three years.

The establishment of the Estates Unit in Waterford County Council also addresses issues associated with unfinished housing estates and the unit’s primary focus is to resolve any immediate public safety issues and address all serious defects in the unfinished housing estates. There are currently 50 developments at various stages of completion logged with the Estates Unit.

retain most of the representative items pertaining to the council as part of a special exhibition to be maintained in the centre. The Mayor’s Chain of Office and the large plaque bearing the names of past Chairperson/ Mayors will pass to that permanent exhibition, as will the chamber clock erected to the memory of the late Cllr. Dick Canning some years ago. At a suggestion from Cllr. John Heneghan, an agreement will be proposed to the centre that in the event of it too ever going the way of the town council, all donated adornments will revert

back to Waterford County Council. This is to circumvent any possibility of that memorabilia somehow falling into private hands. A formal ‘hand-over’ is to be arranged. THROUGH THE CHAIR... One piece of memorabilia that will not wend its way to the centre is the mayor’s chair. Acting Town Clerk Anita Meagher read a letter from former Town Commissioner Mary Ryan in which she asked that the chair be returned to her keeping. Ms. Ryan explained that she had provided the chair many years ago on the verbal understanding that

if the council ever ceased to exist (talk about foresight!) it would be returned. There was a moment of silence at this unexpected development. Cllr. Bernard Leddy broke the silence as he recalled the correspondent having the chair once upholstered, though he was unaware that she had owned it. Cllr. Julie Landers recalled it being brought from the Drama Society. Cllr. Davy Whelan remembered that “she wouldn’t take payment for it” and he was fairly sure there was a verbal agreement as outlined. Cllr. John Heneghan said it

Lismore award fund finalised LISMORE AFC and St. Carthage’s Cathedral will receive approximately €25,700 between them in lieu of the recent Capital Project competition, writes Christy Parker. The conclusive sum, representing the town council’s surplus of funds, was officially declared by Acting Town Clerk Anita Meagher at May’s final meeting. The two organisations emerged triumphant from a field of eight applicants for

the prize. The soccer club’s application centred on building dressing rooms while the Dean of St. Carthage’s Rev. Paul Draper hopes to perform structural works towards preserving and digitising its cotton library. May’s meeting heard Mayor Jan Rotte asked when the money would be presented and if invoices or other such documentation would be required. Town Manager Paul Daly said it was up to the

town council as to how and when the award was completed. If the town council did not deliver it, then Waterford County Council would later do so. With a mere two weeks to go before the council is officially dispersed, it was initially agreed to hand over the cheque before June 2nd but then decided to do so before May 23rd, as the civic offices will be closed from that date. Arrangements are being made.

would be “brilliant” if the chair was returned, noting that it would be very much valued and appreciated by Ms Ryan. With general agreement that Ms Ryan would be an appropriate and worthy custodian and with Waterford County Council – through Town Manager Paul Daly - expressing no reservations, the request was unanimously accepted. At the meeting’s end, the councillors, in turn, offered their thoughts on the council’s abolition. A review of their sentiments will be carried in next week’s edition.

Radio antennae granted WATERFORD County Council has granted conditional permission to WLR FM to erect radio services antennae in Ballymacarbry. The conditional permission was granted on 30th

FULLY INSURED

www.boingboing.ie

086 77 44 001

April, 2014, allowing WLR FM to erect two radio services antennae on an existing multi-user support structure at Deerpark Mountain, Ballymacarbry. (Planning reference: 1480).


Vol. 102

Friday, 16th May, 2014

SPORT sport@dungarvanobserver.ie

League final defeat for Waterford Ladies

Shauna Dunphy, Waterford, in action against Sharon Reel, Armagh, in the TESCO Ladies National Football League Division 3 Final played at Parnell Park, Dublin. [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE]

See Page 5

KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND GAME LAUNCHED Page 2

PRIDE RESTORED IN COUNTY UNDERAGE FOOTBALL JERSEY

LOCAL WIN FOR ABBEYSIDE OWNERS

Page 3

Page 23


2

GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Waterford County Camogie

Two points defeat in Munster Senior Championship AFTER winning the 2013 Intermediate Championship the Waterford Adult team decided to enter the Munster Senior Championship in 2014. The team travelled to ‘The Ragg’ grounds outside Thurles on May Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May for a 6.30 p.m. throw-in to face Tipperary. Heavy showers before throw-in meant that conditions were slippy underfoot and Tipperary started brightly to get their first point in the first couple of minutes. The Waterford team responded with a point form Shona Curran to equalise followed with a Lorraine Bray goal following a goalmouth scramble. Waterford extended the lead further when Nicola Morrissey slotted over from play after good work by Shona Curran. Unfortunately this completed our scoring in the first half while Tipperary upped their workrate and went on a scoring spree to score six unanswered points leading 0-7 to 1-2 at half-time. The beginning of the second half saw Tipperary score a further 1-3 before the Waterford team responded and scored two Karen Kelly

points and a point from a Trish Jackman free. With about eight minutes to play Trish Jackman stood up to take a free from the 20 metre line and her powerful shot flew into the net through the line of Tipperary defenders to leave two points between the teams in the closing states. Unfortunately, the gap could not be narrowed as Tipperary scored two further points and Waterford responded with points from a Trish Jackman free and a Karen Kelly score from play. The final score of the match was Tipperary 1-12 to Waterford’s 2-7 ending our participation in the Munster Championship but the players were not fazed by the step up to Senior grade. JUNIOR LEAGUE FINAL The Junior league final was played last Saturday evening in Walsh Park between Ferrybank and Roanmore. In a match that was significantly influenced by the strong winds the Ferrybank team were victorious on a score of 3-7 to 2-8 but did not score their winning points until into injury time. These two clubs have just commenced participating at junior level and the standard of camogie played was

extremely high and both clubs are to be commended. U-14 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD The U-14 development squad travelled to Ennis on Bank Holiday Monday last to participate in their first intercounty blitz of 2014. The team had been preparing with some challenge matches up to this point there is no real substitute for competition. It was a very early start for our players with the bus departing Waterford City at 7.00 a.m. and picking up players are pre-arranged pick-up points. The first match of the blitz was against Limerick at a 10am throw-in. Our players showed no ill effect from the early start and won the match by 1-2 to Limerick's 1-1. The next match was against Clare A and we lost the match by the slimmest margin of Waterford 1-1 to Clare A's 1-2. At this stage, Waterford competed in the Plate semifinal against Tipperary B and were successful in reaching the final by beating them 3-3 to 1-1. In the Plate final we once again faced Limerick A but could not overcome them this time losing out 0-4 to 0-2.

Ballyduff wins clash of the Reds COUNTY U-16 FC (DIV. 3) SEMI-FINAL Ballyduff Upper ………5-7; Stradbally ……………….3-3 THE home side advanced to the County u-16 football championship final on Saturday, May 17th when they had a ten points win over Stradbally at Ballyduff on Thursday night last. The home side led by 4-4 to 0-2 at the break against a very young Cove side. A brace of Oisin Hickey goals along with one apiece from Sean Kenny (penalty)

and Conor Sheehan left the home side in a strong position at half- time. Adam Finn and Sean Navin were the Stradbally point scorers. Two goals from Adam Finn, a 10th minute penalty and the second from a free left the score at the three quarter stage 5-6 to 2-3. Finn completed his hat-trick of goals in the 57th minute to complete a fine individual scoring feat. Scorers for Ballyduff: C. Sheehan 2-2, O. Hickey 2-2, S. Kenny 1-0, B. Keane 0-1, E. O’Brien 0-1, M. Hannigan 0-1.

Scorers for Stradbally: A. Finn 3-2, S. Navin 0-1. Ballyduff: J. Barry; O. Leamy, J. Ahearne; A. Feeney, T. McDonagh, B. Keane; E. O’Brien, Ml. Hannigan; S. Kenny, O. Hickey, S. Casey; W. Daly, C. Sheehan. Subs: E. Hyland, P. Kennedy, S. Moroney, J. Hannon, P. Kennedy. Stradbally: A. Rousseau; B. Gough, N. Power; S. O’Meara, S. Fennell, J. Power; A. Finn, C. Gough; E. Keane, F. Heffernan, D. Whelan; A. Leonard, L. Fennell. Sub: S. Navin for Heffernan (inj.) Referee: T. O’Sullivan (Affane/Cappoquin).

Paul Foley to take part in Sam to the Summit 2014 Challenge for charity PAUL Foley who won Junior Football AllIreland Medal with Waterford in 2004, is taking part in the Sam to Summit event next weekend which hopes to raise €100k. Paul will represent Waterford in an event which he considers a huge honour to be amongst some former greats of the Association. The Sam to the Summit takes place on Friday, 16th May. He along with 32 All-Ireland medal holders will be climbing Carrauntoohill in Kerry in association with the Alan Keirns Project which does endless work in Zambia. Alan is the former Galway hurler and footballer. The idea is to have one All Ireland football medal from every county in Ireland and they climb the mountain together with the famous

Sam Maguire and it's also in association with the launch of the All-Ireland Football Championship 2014. They offered 32 County climbers the opportunity to climb with the medal holders as a once in a lifetime opportunity to be among some of the game’s greatest players as in Seamus Moynihan, Peter Canavan, Graham Canty, Ja Fallon, Declan Brown, Mairtin McHugh to name but a few. The full list and details is on the web site www.Samtothesummit.com With it being such a special once-off event and a great charity Paul has set up his own page on mycharity.ie if people would like make a contribution. The address is: mycharity.ie/event/paul_foleys_event

Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund Launch at the Granville Hotel on Thursday 8th May. Former Waterford team mates Tony Browne, Dan Shanahan, John Mullane, Fergal Hartley and Shane O'Sullivan along with his father Pat McGrath and brother Eoin McGrath were on hand last Thursday night in the Granville Hotel, Waterford to launch the "Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund" benefit game on his behalf to be held in Walsh Park, Waterford between a Munster and Leinster selection on Friday 27th June at 7.30pm. [Noel Browne}

Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund game launched HURLING folk gathered at the Granville Hotel in Waterford last Thursday for the launch of the Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund Game which will be held in Walsh Park on Friday, June 27th at 7.30 p.m. Under the Chairmanship of Tom Shanahan, a committee has been formed to organise this worthy event in honour of a player who gave his heart and soul to Waterford hurling over the years. Speaking in support of the match and interviewed by Event P.R.O. Kieran O’Connor were such well known hurling personalities as John Mullane, Fergal Hartley, Dan Shanahan, Shane O’Sullivan, Tony Browne, Ken’s brother Eoin McGrath and Chairman of Mount Sion GAA Peter Walsh. Also in attendance and speaking at the launch were Chairman of the Waterford County Board, Tom Cunningham, Nicky Brennan, former Uachtarain of C.L.C.G. and Ken’s father Pat McGrath. Hopefully all Deise fans, who enjoyed Ken’s performances for the County over the years will purchase the €10 tickets which will be available shortly and will travel to Walsh Park to attend the match next month. KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND After consultation with the McGrath Family, a committee has been formed to set up and administer “The Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund”. Ken, a former All Star and Waterford Hurling Great is recovering from a serious heart operation which will involve a lengthy rehabilitation process with considerable financial implications. With that in mind, the committee, in conjunction with the GPA Past Players Advisory Board, Mount Sion, Club Déise, County Board and Former County Players, have decided to hold a benefit match on Ken’s behalf in Walsh Park on Friday, 27th June at 7:30pm. The Match

will feature a Leinster selection versus a Munster selection with a strong Waterford involvement. The Munster Team will be managed by the one and only Davy Fitzgerald, with the Leinster Team managed by the legendary Brian Cody. I know I speak for the committee in expressing our gratitude to Brian and Davy for making themselves available in the middle of such a busy schedule. Both Davy and Brian expressed a desire to help Ken in whatever way possible and we knew, we were pushing an open door, such was their enthusiasm and generosity. The match will be advertised as the “Ken McGrath All Star Challenge” with both sides featuring former All Stars & Legends of the game, all eager to play such is the esteem in which Ken is held. There will also be some cameo appearances by mystery guests on the night! Match tickets will cost €10 at outlets to be announced. Donations can also be made to any Permanent TSB, account number: 23053903, sort code 99 06 32. After the match there will be an All-Ireland Championship Preview night in Mount Sion GAA Club featuring interviews and questions and answer sessions with stars and celebrities concerning championship and other GAA

matters. Our host will be our own Kieran O’Connor on what promises to be a fun night out! In relation to our fundraising activities, it is Ken’s expressed wish that a significant contribution be made to the Irish Heart Foundation. We’re also asking all clubs to support us by acting as distribution points for the sale of match tickets. If your club wishes to be involved, you can contact us

requesting the number of tickets you require to be allocated to you. In conclusion we’re asking all hurling fans to come to Walsh Park and support a true sporting hero who has given Waterford and the hurling world in general such wonderful entertainment and pleasure over the last decade and a half. Ken gave everything for the cause and left nothing behind. Let’s all give a little back!

Western Board Championship Preview RADLEY ENGINEERING I.F.C. Ballinacourty -vSliabh gCua at Fraher Field. Sunday, 18th May at 7.00 p.m. SLIABH gCua made a winning start to their football championship year at the same venue last Friday evening with a one point win over Ballyduff. In their only game to date, Ballinacourty recorded a 116 to 3-6 victory over Geraldines. Sliabh gCua got

off to a dream start against Ballyduff scoring two goals in the opening nine minutes, the first after only 19 seconds. Jason adn Kevin Sheehan along with David Whelan (penalty) were their goal scorers last Friday night. They will also look for big performances from Jack Power, Denis Coffey, Owen Barron, John Dually, Stephen Coffey, Tom, Conor and Dermot Tobin here. Ballinacourty’s second IV have always been competitve in this grade and kicked 16 points in their

opening game. They will have Gavin Breen, Lawrence Hurney, Colin Kindregar, Tiernan Murray, Ross Dunford, Richie Ryan, Eoin Bergin, Patrick Lynch and Jonathan Moore in their starting lineup. David Ferncombe scored 1-6 in the win over Geraldines. This has the makings of a good contest between two unbeaten sides and if Ballinacourty can keep their goal intact they have a chance. Verdict Ballinacourty.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

ELECTRIC IRELAND MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL

3

Pride restored in county underage football jersey Cork …………………..1-14; Waterford ………………1-8 IT was only a few years ago that some were calling for a withdrawal of our County underage teams from Munster Championship competition so poor were our results and our lack of preparation. How our fortunes have changed in the past two years with a definite progress having been achieved in the Minor Championship which was acknowledged by the increased Deise attendance from the Clare game the previous week leaving the Fraher Field last Wednesday evening. Though defeat was our lot at the end of the day, County Board Chairman Tom Cunningham emphasised this improvement and believed that the request to our Minor hurlers to also play with the football team during the past two seasons has been one of the ingredients in this turnaround in our fortunes. True, we haven’t won silverware or reached a final but we have beaten teams in the past two years that would have defeated us before and gone are the days when Kerry and Cork hammered us out the gate. Last year Kerry beat us in the Munster SemiFinal by 1-15 to 2-6, while last Wednesday Cork, who earlier defeated Limerick by 6-15 to 1-4, were flattered by their 0-6 win against Oran Curran’s charges. The main damage last Wednesday to our progress to the Munster Final was

delivered in the first eight minutes when Cork raced into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead and the Rebels held the initiative for most of the first half. The only difference between the sides was that the Cork players are accustomed to playing at a higher level but, when we settled into the game, we matched and, indeed, surpassed at times our more vaunted opponents in general play. The most impressive player on view was wearing the Waterford number 14 Jersey and here Conor Gleeson showed he can perform at the highest level against any opponents. The Nire man won 14 of the 16 balls played into him, he scored 0-4 (2f) and he would have raised two green flags but for the outstanding Cork custodian, Colm O’Driscoll from Castlehaven. The evening commenced with as fine a male rendition of our valued National Anthem by Dermot Keyes as we have enjoyed at the famed Shandon venue, as Cork, who won the toss elected to play against the strong wind into the country end goal. The visitors were quick into their stride as a yard or two was too much space to afford them while any mistakes which normally could be recovered were punished by a Rebel fifteen used to playing at this level. Maidc O Duinnin had 0-2 on the board by the 4th minute and after a few close calls, Cork, who scored six

goals in their previous game, raised their only green flag of the hour when wing forward Sean O’Donoghue from Iniscarra rattled the net in the 8th minute. The home team, who were finding it difficult to gain possession of the ball and when they did so found it equally hard to retain it scored a precious first point in the 12th minute from a Conor Gleeson placed ball. The relief and confidence was evident on and off the field and nurtured by a fine score from play by centre forward Conor Murray after midfielder Conor Prunty leaped high to intercept a Cork passing movement, 1-2 to 0-2. Despite the Rebels being on top in the scoring stakes, there was a significant improvement by the home team in the second quarter. Damien Buckley recorded Cork’s third point in the 18th minute followed immediately by a crucial tackle by the Deise full back Jack Guiry on Michael Hurley at the end of a move that had goal written all over it. Waterford initiated their own goal threat in the 23rd minute when team captain Aaron Donnolly was taken down on receipt of a Conor Gleeson pass with the only penalty of the game resulting. For some reason, Conor Gleeson seemed to have too much time in which to take the peno and too little grass on which to place the ball but ,whether or which, his well struck effort was brilliantly saved by the towering yet very flexible Cork net-

Waterford's Conor Gleeson gets in full flight against Cork's Kevin Flahive during the Munster Minor Football semi-final in Fraher Field. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Waterford's Aaron Donnelly with the ball ahead of Cork's Cian Kiely during the Munster Minor [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] Football semi-final in Fraher Field.

minder O’Driscoll. Gleeson showed his class thereafter with a pointed free one minute later and a score from play in the 30th minute from a Conor Murray pass to leave just one kick of the ball between the teams at 1-4 to 0-4.The home team’s progress was overshadowed by Shane Kingston and Damien Buckley (f) points in the second minute of added time to give Donal O Suilleabhain’s charges a 0-5 cushion with the backing of the elements to look forward to on the resumption. Cork won the second half by 0-8 to 1-4 and therein lies a performance that impressed the Cork camp who weren’t happy that their team couldn’t dominate as they would have wished. A foul on Conor Gleeson in the 31st minute was punished by left footed kicker Joe Allen and then a combination of good team play by Allen, Aaron Donnolly, Conor Gleeson and Darragh Lyons sent Jack Mullaney through for a further point in the 34th minute, 1-6 to 0-6. In fairness to Cork, despite the challenge being put

before them, they recorded the next 0-7 to put daylight between the teams. Full forward Michael Hurley kicked 0-2 (1f), menacing corner forward Shane Kingston slotted over 0-3 and Sean O’Donoghue and Seamus Ronayne scored 0-1 each to leave the score 1-13 to 1-6 with 48 minutes played. It was here that Waterford showed their true mettle, encouraged by the superb fielding of midfielders Cormac Curran and Conor Prunty and the clever play of wing back Darragh Lyons pushing forward. Conor Gleeson continued to win primary possession and all around the field players were giving their all to reduce the deficit. The lights were now needed in the Fraher Field as Darragh Lyons was taken down a few centimetres outside the penalty line in the 50th minute. Joe Allen pointed the resultant free and It was the home team’s first score in 16 minutes while Cork didn’t score from the 48th to the fourth minute of added time. Despite playing against the strong wind, the home team finished very

strongly. Conor Gleeson brought a terrific save out of the Cork goalie in the 57th minute but Colm O’Driscoll had no answer to the all Stradbally move of sub Michael Sweeney and Jack Mullaney with the latter billowing the country end goal on the stroke of full time, 1-13 to 1-8. The Deise worked hard in time added on to reduce the deficit further with O’Driscoll denying sub Gearoid Hearne a second Waterford goal while Cork sub Gary Murphy kicked over the final score of a very enjoyable game in the

64th minute. Cork’s Top Three: Colm O’Driscoll, Brian Coakley, Shane Kingston. Waterford’s Top Three: Conor Gleeson, Darragh Lyons, Conor Prunty. Observer’s Man of the Match: Conor Gleeson, Number of Scorers: Cork 7. Waterford 4. Scores from Play: Cork 1-13. Waterford 1-5. Frees For: Cork 15. Waterford 14. Wides: Cork 8. Waterford 7. Score of the Match: Jack Mullaney’s 60th minute goal.

SCORERS AND TEAMS Scorers – Cork: Shane Kingston 0-4, Sean O’Donoghue 1-1, Michael Hurley, 0-3(1f), Maidc O Duinnin and Damien Damien Buckley (1f) 0-2 each, Seamus Ronayne and Gary Murphy 0-1 each. Waterford: Conor Gleeson 0-4, (2f), Jack Mullaney 1-1 Joe Allen 0-2 (1f), Conor Murray 0-1. Cork: Colm O’Driscoll; Cian O’Donovan, Kevin Flahive, Sean Powter; Tom Bushe, Daniel Meaney, Cian Kiely; Sean O’Leary, Brian Coakley; Sean O’Donoghue, Maidc O Duinnin, Seamus Ronayne; Shane Kingston, Michael Hurley, Damien Buckley. Subs: Martin Collins (35), David O’Neill (45), Gary Murphy (50), Michael Cottrell (55), Michael Lordan, (57), Alex Hassett, (62). Waterford: Craig Browne; Kieran O’Neill, Jack Guiry, Michael Cronin; Darragh Lyons, Edmond O’Halloran, Micheal Shine; Cormac Curran, Conor Prunty; Jack Mullaney, Conor Murray, Aaron Donnolly; Joe Allen, Conor Gleeson, Dylan Guiry. Subs: John Elsted and Michael Sweeney (both 47), Gearoid Hearne (59), Pat Whyte (62), Paul Tobin (63). Referee: Eddie Walsh (Kerry).


4

GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Gaelic Jottings Minor Footballers Bow Out

County U-21 F.C. Finals

DESPITE a 6 point defeat by pre championship favourites Cork, Waterford pushed the Rebels all the way in the Provincial semi-final at Fraher Field on Wednesday night last. Cork came out on top on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-8 at the end of a well contested game that saw Waterford cut the deficit to 3 points early in the second half. The home side trailed by 1-6 to 0-4 at the break after Cork goalkeeper Colm O’Driscoll saved excellently from a Conor Gleeson penalty on 23 minutes. An attendance of 852 were treated to a well contested game and Deise Manager Oran Curran and his selectors can be very proud of their charges. They played three games in the championship, all in Fraher Field and they battled bravely in all of them.

THE County U-21 (A) and (B) football chamionship finals will be played as a double leader at Walsh Park on Saturday, 24th May. The (B) decider between Ardmore and St. Mary’s will throw-in at 2.00 p.m. followed by the (A) final in which St. Oliver’s will meet Rathgormack.

Phelan Cup S.F.L. THE next series of games in the Phelan Cup County Senior Football League will take place on the weekend of May 24th and 25th with six games down for decision. The fixtures in Group 1 are De La Salle -v- Stradbally; St. Saviours -vKilrossanty and Ardmore -vBallinacourty. In Group 2 it is Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg -v- Rathgormack; The Nire v- An Rinn and Ballinameela -vGaultier. All games at 7.30 p.m.

Provincial Football Championship THIS weekend will see opening games in the Leinster and Ulster Senior Football Championship while the second game of the Connacht S.F.C. will also be played. In Leinster, on Saturday evening Westmeath will play Louth in Mullingar. On Sunday, Wicklow and Laois will clash in Aughrim while Longford will be at home to Offaly in Pearse Park. Up North, Tyrone and Down will be in opposition at Healy Park while out West, Roscommon will host Leitrim in Hyde Park. The Inter-County championship year will begin in earnest this weekend.

Festival of U-10 Hurling TEAMS from Waterford, Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary will participate in the annual festival of U-10 hurling in Ballyduff Upper. Organised by the local juvenile club it is now one of the most successful U-10 tournaments in the country. The opening rounds of this year’s festival will take place on Friday, 30th and Saturday, 3rd May. The semifinals and finals in all three divisions will take place on Saturday, 7th June. We will carry a full list of the participating club in a later issue of the paper.

Sargent Cup County S.H.L. ROUND 3 of the County Senior Hurling league will be played this coming weekend. On Saturday i.e. May 17th at 7.30 p.m., Roanmore host Fourmilewater, Ballyduff make the journey to Mt. Sion while Ballygunner are at home to Lismore. Meanwhile Group 2, Tallow and Passage will meet in Fraher Field on tomorrow (Thursday night) at 7.30 p.m. On Saturday night, Ardmore have Abbeyside as visitors while Dungarvan welcome De La Salle to Clogherane.

West Hurling League GAMES in Round 3 of the Divisional Hurling league will be played this coming Saturday, 17th May at 7.30 p.m. In Group I Tourin will host Brickey Rangers while Ballysaggart have home advantage against Ballinameela. These two games are a repeat of championship games between the sides in recent weeks. In Group 2, Knockanore is the venue for the meeting of Shamrocks and Cappoquin. Last weekend there were wins for Tobin, Brickey Rangers, Ballinameela and Geraldines while Modeligo received a walkover from Shamrocks. Stradbally have withdrawn from the league. WEST HURLING LEAGUE TABLES Group 1 P W D L Pts Brickey Rangers 2 2 0 0 4 Tourin 2 2 0 0 4 Ballinameela 2 1 0 1 2 Colligan 2 1 0 1 2 Ballysaggart 2 0 0 2 0 St. Mary’s 2 0 0 2 0 Group 2 P W D L Pts Cappoquin 2 2 0 0 4 Modeligo 2 2 0 0 4 Shamrocks 2 1 0 1 2 Geraldines 2 1 0 1 2 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 2 0 0 2 0 Stradbally 2 0 0 2 0

Western Board Fixtures Announced AT a meeting of the Divisional Board C.C.C.C. last week, the following fixtures were arranged: Sunday, 18th May - Radley Engineering I.F.C. at Fraher Field 1.00 p.m. Balllinacourty -v- Sliabh gCua. Friday, 30th May at 7.30 p.m. ‘The Local Bar’ J.H.C. (Senior Attached) at Cappoquin - Fourmilewater -v- Tallow; at Bushy Park - Ballyduff -v- Dungarvan; Tallow - Ardmore -v- Lismore. Saturday, 31st May at 7.30 p.m. ‘The Local Bar’ J.H.C. (Intermediate Attached) at Colligan - Kilgobinet -vBallinameela; at Cappoquin Ballysaggart -v- Abbeyside; at Abbeyside - Brickey Rangers -vColligan; at Ardmore - Cappoquin -vClashmore / Kinsalebeg. Sunday, 1st June Comeragh Oil I.H.C. at Fraher Field, 3.30 p.m. Abbeyside -v- Cappoquin. ‘The Local Bar’ J.H.C. (Premier) at Fraher Field 2.00 p.m. Geraldines -v- Modeligo. Saturday, 7th June ‘The Local Bar’ J.H.C. (Premier) at Fraher Field, 7.30 p.m. St Marys -v- Colligan.

Ladies Football THERE was no joy for the Waterford Ladies Intermediate football team in the Tesco Homecare National League Division 3 final in Parnell Park on Saturday last. They lost out to Armagh on a 1-14 to 1-5 scoreline having trailed by 1-6 to 0-2 at the break. The Waterford goal came from Shauna Dunphy but Armagh finished strongly to lift the title. Disappointingly, for

Special presentation to members of the Lismore Camogie Club, who were part of the Waterford All-Ireland winning team.L-R: Sarah Geoghegan, Sarah Coughlan, Special Guest Kevin Casey, Joanne Houlihan and Dan Geoghegan (selector). [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Waterford only the league winners are promoted for next season.

Féile Peil BALLINACOURTY retained their U-14 Feile Peil County title with a 2-10 to 1-2 win over De La Salle in the final. They defeated an Ghaeltacht in the divisional decider. They will now go on to represent Waterford at the National Feile finals in Mayo on the weekend of June 27th / 28th and 29th. P.S. The County U-14 Hurling Feile Final was due to be played in Fraher Field last night (Tuesday). In opposition were Abbeyside and Mt. Sion. Full report next week.

J. J. Kavanagh and Sons S.F.C. A FIVE points winning margin at the final whistle for An Rinn in this rescheduled County S.F.C. fixture at Fraher Field on Sunday evening. A 7th minute Billi Breathnach goal saw the Gaeltacht side lead by 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval having played with the strong wind. An Rinn were well on top in the second half and should have won by more, failing to convert a penalty in the process. This win almost assures them of a quarter final place. LEAGUE TABLE Group 1 P W D L Pts An Rinn 2 2 0 0 4 Ballinacourty 2 2 0 0 4 Kilrossanty 2 1 0 1 2 Rathgormack 2 1 0 1 2 Ardmore 2 0 0 2 0 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 2 0 0 2 0 The pairings in Round 3 are as follows: Group 1 Ballinacourty -v- An Rinn; Rathgormack -v- Ardmore and Kilrossanty -v- Clashmore / Kinsalebeg. Group 2 Stradbally -v- Nire; Gaultier v- De La Salle and St. Saviours -vBallinameela. Games are due to be played on weekend of 15th June.

The games are Fourmilewater -v- De La Salle and Ballygunner -v- Mt. Sion with Fourmilewater and the Gunners having players on the football panel. The footballers are down to play Clare in the Munster Championship in Ennis on Sunday, 8th June. The Observer understands that Niall Carew, football team manager attended a specially convened meeting of C.C.C.C. in Fraher Field on Wednesday night last following the Munster M.F.C. semi-final against Cork. Three games in the Western Intermediate Hurling Championship due to be played on the weekend of 31st May and 1st June have also been called off as a result of the County C.C.C.C decision.

Déise Day THE Déise Fundraising Day in Punchestown Race Course on May 3rd last proved to be an outstanding financial success with everybody who travelled to the venue experiencing a very enjoyable outing. Peter Fitzpatrick from Ashbourne in County Wicklow won the Car on offer in the Sweepstakes while one of the loudest cheers of the day was reserved for Uncle Danny’s win in the 2 Mile flat, a horse owned by the Flynn family and trained locally by John Queally. A Tony Browne interview by John B. Keane’s son Billy and Sile Séoige was very well received by all present and Tony was looking as fit and well as the first day he lined out for the County. Well done to the Deise Day committee who put in a lot of effort in organising this venture in aid of our County teams.

County Minor Football Finals THE finals in all three Divisions of the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons County Minor football championship will be played this evening, Wednesday. Fraher Field will host a double header programme with the Division 1 and 2 deciders. The venue for the Division 3 final is Kill at 7.30 p.m. where St. Patrick’s will take on St. Declan’s, a combination of Kilmacthomas and Ballyduff Lower. Patrick’s had a 5-10 to 3-2 semi-final win over Affane while St. Declan’s defeated Mt. Sion, 2-9 to 1-2. The opening game at Fraher Field (6.45 p.m.) is the Division 2 meeting of Clashmore and Cois Bhride. Clashmore accounted for Rathgormack, 1-14 to 0-11 in last Sunday’s semi-final while Cois Bhride overcame the challenge of St. Oliver’s by 2-10 to 1-9. The pairing for the Division 1 decider at 8.15 p.m. is Nire and Stradbally. A Shane O’Meara first half goal saw Nire overcome Ballinacourty by 3 points while Stradbally had a big win over reigning champions Dungarvan last weekend. It is great to see the county finals being played so early in the season and we should have three interesting contests.

Scór na Seachtaine NIRE’S team goal in the 22nd minute of their County Minor Football Semi Final game against Ballinacourty in the Fraher Field last Sunday and scored by Shane O’Meara.

Leinster M.H.C. County Board Meeting THE May monthly meeting of the County Adult G.A.A. Board will take place on Monday, 19th in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan at 7.30 p.m. All clubs are asked to have a delegate in attendance.

Games Off

Eastern Board Results

TWO games in Round 3 of the J.J. Kavanagh and Sons County S.H.C. which were arranged for Thursday, 29th May have been called off at the request of Senior Football County Team Management.

INTERMEDIATE Hurling Championship: Clonea 1-18; Ballygunner 0-14. Portlaw 3-19; St. Saviours 4-14. Erins Own 1-17; Ferrybank 1-5. De La Salle 3-14; Tramore 0-9. Dunhill 1-15; Butlerstown 1-12.

KILKENNY who lost out to Dublin in the opening round of the Leinster M.H.C. got their title challenger back on track with a comprehensive win over Carlow. The Cats recorded a 3-22 to 0-7 victory while Wexford also advanced to the semi-final following their 0-18 to 1-9 win over Offaly on Saturday last.

County Board Golf Classic THE annual County G.A.A. Board Golf Classic will take place at the Gold Coast, Ballinacourty from 6th - 8th June inclusive. All proceeds will go towards the cost of preparing County teams.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Waterford Ladies Football

5

League final defeat for Waterford Ladies Armagh ……………….1-14; Waterford ……………....1-5. WATERFORD Intermediate ladies efforts in winning the Tesco Homegrown Division 3 ladies football league final in Parnell Park, on Saturday last came up short and were eventually beaten by the favourites Armagh on the scoreline 1-14 to 1-5. The scoreline flatters Armagh and does not do justice to the efforts of the Waterford girls. After a tentative opening ten minutes in which Waterford kicked three scorable efforts wide, Michelle Ryan landed the opening score in the tenth minute. Armagh quickly responded and had three quick-fire points in a four minute spell through Lauren McConville, Mags McAlinden and Fionnuala Mc Kenna. In the 17th minute Liz Devine got Waterford’s only point from play following a great pass from Aileen Wall to leave the minimum between the teams. For the next five minutes it was all Waterford with wave after wave of attacks being led from the back line by Grainne Kenneally but the Deise girls spurned these chances which were to prove vital. Hannah Landers had a chance expertly blocked and the in rushing Shona Curran failed to put the ball in the net from the rebound. This was a major let off for Armagh and they made Waterford pay. A mistake in the Waterford defence led to a turn over, Lauren Mc Conville played a one two with Mags McAlinden before blasting the ball high into net giving Waterford goalie Aimee Jordan no chance. This deflated the Waterford girls somewhat and Siobhan Mackle tagged on another point for Armagh to leave the Orchard County ahead at half time 1-6 to 0-2. Michelle Ryan opened the scoring in the second half

with a great free but Armagh hit back with four points to leave the gap ten points. Instead of giving up the Waterford girls grabbed the initiative and attacked relentlessly. Shauna Dunphy had a goal bound effort blocked in the 10th minute and two minutes later she redeemed herself with a well taken goal after Shona Curran’s rocket came back of the post. Shona Curran added a point of her own in the 13th minute to narrow the gap to six points. Two minutes later Waterford were awarded a penalty but Michelle Ryan’s effort just went the wrong side of the post to Armagh’s relief. Hannah Landers cut the gap to five points but Armagh steadied the ship and added two points. In the last ten minutes the gap became very scrappy and four cards were flashed by the referee two yellows to Waterford players and a yellow and a straight red to Armagh players and indeed two other Armagh

players were lucky not to have seen cards in the last few minutes as Waterford pressed forward for scores that would narrow the gap. Armagh closed out the game with two points to leave the final score Armagh 1-14; Waterford 1-5 This was a heart break result for the Deise girls who lacked nothing in effort and commitment on the day, a few breaks that went the Armagh way could just have easily happened for Waterford. The Waterford backs played well as a unit with Mary Foley, Grainne Kenneally and Karen McGrath prominent. Midfielders Elaine Power and Miichelle McGrath put in a great performance on the day totally eclipsing a much vaunted Armagh pairing. Our forwards had a tough day as the windy conditions led to some wayward shooting but Shona Curran, Hannah Landers and Shauna Dunphy caused major panic in the

Shona Curran, Waterford, in action against Mairéad Tennyson, left, and Sarah Marley, Armagh, in the TESCO Ladies National Football League Division 3 Final played at Parnell Park, Dublin. [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE]

Hannah Landers, Waterford, in action against Sarah Marley, Armagh, in the TESCO Ladies National Football League Division 3 Final played at Parnell Park, Dublin. [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE]

Elaine Power, Waterford, in action against Caroline O'Hanlon, Armagh, in the TESCO Ladies National [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE] Football League Division 3 Final, played at Parnell Park, Dublin.

second half any time they got on the ball. This was a set back no doubt but many positives can be gleaned from the experience. Waterford now move on to the first round of the Munster championship against Limerick in June. WATERFORD: A Jordan; N Dunphy, G Enright, M Foley; S Curran (0-1), K McGrath, G Kenneally; M McGrath (capt), E Power; L Wall, M Ryan (0-2) M Wall; A Wall, M Revins, L Devine (0-1). Subs: H Landers (0-1) for Revins, S Dunphy (1-0) for Devine MINORS TACKLE TIPPERARY IN MUNSTER FINAL The inter county scene now turns to our minors as they are preparing for a Munster final date against Tipperary in Fraher Field on Sunday next at 3:00. Based on recent results Tipperary

will go into this game as the warmest of favourites as they ran Cork very close in the Munster A final. Waterford suffered a heavy defeat to the Rebel girls recently but the management and players both know that they have the ability to pull off a result on Sunday. Backed by members of the senior panel, Shauna Dunphy, Liz Devine, Lauren McGregor, and Megan O Connor the team has trained well in recent weeks and will not be found lacking in effort. Captained by Comeragh Rangers Mairead Power, who will probably be partnered at mid field by her club mate Geraldine Power will have a very good duel with Tipp midfielders Aoife Corcoran and Maria Kissane. Our defence will have to be at its best but with the likes of Katie Hayes, Clodagh Keane, Kate Hahessy, Emma Murray, Caitriona O’Brien

Caoimhe McGrath Aine Power and Megan O’Connor we have players who will stand up to the task. Up front Waterford have proven scorers in Jessica Glavin, Liz Devine, Shauna Dunphy, Lauren Guiry,

Lauren Mc Gregor, and Aoife Dunne who can present problems. Tipp will go in as hot favourites but if the girls play the kind of football we know they can the Deise can come out on top.

Waterford manager Pat O'Brien at the TESCO Ladies National Football League Division 3 Final, Armagh v. Waterford played at Parnell Park, Dublin. [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE]

Aimee Jordan, Waterford, in action against Kelly Mallon, Armagh, in the TESCO Ladies National [Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE] Football League Division 3 Final played at Parnell Park, Dublin.


6

GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Fitzgerald fires Clashmore to victory THE LOCAL BAR JHC (INTER-ATTACHED) Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-19; Shamrocks ……………..3-8. AT Clashmore on Tuesday week last the accuracy of full forward Ronan Fitzgerald was crucial as the home side had a five points win over Shamrocks. The winners led by 1-11 to 0-6 at the break, the goal coming from Donal Scanlon in the 11th minute. Shamrocks made the better start with early points from Edward Hynes and James Baldwin. Scanlon’s goal gave Clashmore the lead for the first time and it was a lead they never relinquished. Fitzgerald hit six points in the opening half.

SHAMROCKS GOALS The visitors, courtesy of Nat Smyth and Alan Kelly, hit two goals in the third quarter to trail by four points, 1-14 to 2-7, midway through the second half. Nat Smyth reduced the lead further when he pointed in the 50th minute, 1-14 to 2-8. FITZGERALD POINTS Fitzgerald went on a point scoring spree between the 53rd and 60th minutes as he found the range on five occasions to close out the game in favour of the home side. The last score of the game was a Nat Smyth goal. In time added on in what was a most entertaining game in difficult underfoot conditions. FATHER AND SON When Pat Murphy was

introduced as a Shamrocks substitute in the 53rd minute he joined his son Chris on the team. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: B. Dower; D. Hickey, E. Beresford, R. O’Sullivan; A. McCarthy. P. Allen, E. Ledingham; A. Trihy, D. Scanlon (1-1); A. Curley (0-2), P. Dee, P. O’Riordan (0-1); R. Deady (0-2), R. Fitzgerald (0-13, 0-11 frees), D. O’Keeffe. Subs: S.Kenefick for O’Keeffe; C. Lynch for McCarthy. Shamrocks: B. Ormonde; T. Baldwin, M. O’Neill, S. Tobin; P. Smyth, L. Dalton, John Baldwin; C. Goulding, C. Murphy (0-1); M. Murphy (0-2, frees), James Baldwin (0-1), E. Hayes (0-2); S. O’Neill, N. Smyth (2-1), A. Kelly (1-0). Subs: M. Smyth (0-1) for P. Smyth; P. Murphy for O’Neill. Referee: K. O’Sullivan (Cappoquin).

Ballinameela point scorers the difference JUNIOR FOOTBALL (SENIOR ATTACHED) Ballinameela ………….1-9; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 2-5 POINTS from six different players for Ballinameela was the main reason why they beat Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in this evenly contested Junior Football Championship game last Friday evening. The winners led at half time by 1-5 to 1-3 with John Stack (B) and Paudie Nugent (C/K) raising the green flags. Mark Nugent

scored Clashmore’s second half goal and 0-3 overall and Donie Scanlon kicked 0-2 but points from John Stack (2), Caimen Radley (2), Ryan Duggan (2), Robbie McCarthy, Eddie Walsh and James Fletcher earned Ballinameela the narrowest of wins. Ballinameela: James Maher; Christopher Troy, Tom Kiely, James Shine; John Fletcher, Robbie McCarthy, Darren Mulcahy; James Fletcher, Aidan Browne; Shane Flavin, John Stack, Donagh Looby; Eddie

Walsh, Ryan Duggan, Caimen Radley. Subs : John Radley, Ciaran Lynch, Joe Shine, David McCarthy. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Darragh Curran; Barry Dunne, Eamonn Beresford, Ryan O’Sullivan; Eamonn Keevers, Paudie Nugent, Eamonn Hally; Mark McGrath, James O’Leary; Mark Nugent, Donie Scanlon, Patrick O’Riordan; Shane Kennefick, Noel Smyth, Kyle Cunningham. Subs: Ronan Fitzgerald, Barry Kinsella, Christopher Burke. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

Clearcut win for Ardmore JUNIOR FOOTBALL (SENIOR ATTACHED) Ardmore ……………...3-12; An Rinn ………………...2-5 Ardmore were deserving winners of this Junior Senior Attached championship game last weekend against a Gaeltacht team that were suf-

fering their second defeat in this group. Ardmore: J. Veale; O. Conway, A. O’Donnell, D. Carlton; S. Freyne, T. Cronin, D. Fitzgerald; R. Faherty, G. Williams; S. Keating, C. Byrne, C. Power; P. Stillwell, A. North, B. Keane.

An Rinn: Odhrar O hUallachain; Sean O Cadhla, Deauglan O hArta, Padraig O Foghlu; Aaron O Crotaigh, Cathal O Cuirrin, Tomas De Gras; Tomas Breathnach, Conor Mac Diarmada; Cian O Fathaigh, Ciaran Toibin, Peter Marriot; Liam O Ronain, Daithi O Conduin, Eoin O Murchadha.

Early goals vital for Sliabh gCua RADLEY ENGINEERING I.F.C. Sliabh gCua....................3-3; Ballyduff..........................1-8. TWO goals in the opening nine minutes laid the foundation for victory for Sliabh gCua at Fraher Field on Friday evening last. Ballyduff were rocked after only 19 seconds when Jason Sheehan blasted the ball to the net straight from the throw-in. BETTER TEAM Ballyduff were the better team over the course of the game, but their failure to turn possession into scores and the over complicated use of the ball was to prove costly at the final whistle. Sliabh gCua led by 2-2 to 0-6 at the break with the second goal coming from Kevin Sheehan in the 9th minute after another defence splitting move. David Whelan (free) and Kevin Sheehan added points for the winners. A brace of John Twomey points along with two from Jamie Kearney and one apiece from Cian Leamy and Brian

Kearney saw the Reds only two adrift a the break despite the disastrous start. PENALTY Weather conditions were not conducive to good football as they deteriorated during the course of the game. The second half saw only five scores recorded as both sides made poor decisions in front of goal. Sliabh gCua were awarded a 36th minute penalty which David Whelan dispatched with aplomb. In fact Whelan’s goal was the only score of the thrid quarter. Cian Learny pulled a point back for Ballyduff with a great individual score. Denis Coffey had a Sliabh gCua point in the 39th minute, their last score of the game to lead by 3-3 to 0-7. Ballyduff were right back in the game when Seamus Hannon scored 1-1 in a two minute spell to leave only the minimum between the sides. The goal came on 52 minutes after good outfield work by Shane Hannon, Colin Keane and Brian Kearney. Despite having

several chances, Ballyduff could not find an equalising score. Scorers: Sliabh gCua - K. Sheehan 1-1, D. Coffey 0-1, J. Sheehan 1-0, D. Whelan 1-1 (0-1 Fs). Ballyduff: C. Learny 0-2, B. Kearney 0-1, Seamus Hannon 1-1, J. Twomey 0-2. Sliabh gCua: D. Flynn; T. Tobin, J.J. Coffey, J. Ahearne; J. Queally, J. Power, C. Tobin; K. Sheehan, D. Coffey; O. Barron, E. Kearns, S. Coffey; J. Sheehan, D. Whelan, D. Tobin. Ballyduff: D. Walsh; T. Feeney, M. MacNamara, D. McDonagh; J. Hannon, S. Kearney, C. Leamy; M., Kearney, B. Kearney; J. Kearney, Shane Hannon, Seamus Hannon; Mike Kearney, J. Twomey, B. Hannon. Subs - C. Keane for B. Hannon; J. Keating for B. Kearney. Referee: M. Curran (An Sean Phobal).

RADLEY ENGINEERING IFC LEAGUE TABLE Brickey Rangers Sliabh gCua Dungarvan Ballyduff Ballinacourty Nire Geraldines

P 1 1 2 2 1 2 1

W 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

D L Pts 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0

Pictured at the Dungarvan / Abbeyside Sargent Cup game which was a fundraiser for the Dungarvan Community Hospital Bus. Left to right: Kathleen Feeney, Committee; Tony Ryan, Chairman Dungarvan GAA Club; Bernard Shield, Chairman Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club and Cáit Dunne, Committee.

Abbeyside wins local derby in aid of Community Hospital bus SARGENT CUP HURLING Abbeyside ………….. 4-12; Dungarvan …………...1-10. A LARGE attendance supported this fixture in aid of the Dungarvan Community Hospital Bus Fundraiser at a very cold Dungarvan Club Grounds last Saturday evening. First half goals by Mark Gorman (2) and minor Sean Daly settled this local derby as the visitors enjoyed a 3-7 to 0-8 half-time advantage. The home team improved somewhat in the second half but a goal from a

penalty by the Village keeper Stephen Enright, following some pressure from the home team, kept Abbeyside well in the driving seat and they fully deserved their second win in this year’s Sargent Cup. Cormac Curran scored the majority of Dungarvan’s points from placed balls with other contributions from Liam Ryan, Gavin Power and Sean Ryan while sub Colm Curran who returned after injury recorded 1-1 in the second half. Both clubs wish to

thank everybody who contributed to the pre match collection in aid of this worthy local fundraiser. Abbeyside: Stephen Enright; Shane O’Donovan, Sean O’Hare, Brian Looby; Maurice Power, James O’Mahony, Colm Kindregan; Michael O’Halloran, David Collins; Gary Hurney, John Hurney, Sean Daly; Mark Ferncombe, Patrick Hurney, Mark Ferncombe. Subs : Mark Fives, Eoin Enright, Liam Beresford, Shane Crotty, Patrick Lynch. Dungarvan: Craig Barry; Conor Sheridan, Kevin Daly, Derek Barry; Gavin Power, Kenny Moore, Mickey Power; Sean

Ryan, Eoin Healy; Cormac Curran, Liam Ryan, Trevor Crotty; David Houlihan, Michael Kiely, Rian Crotty. Subs: Graham Nagle, Colm Curran, Eamonn Ryan. Referee: Martin Curran (Sean Phobail).

OTHER SARGENT CUP RESULTS De La Salle 6-21; Passage 0-13 Lismore 4-11; Fourmilewater 1-14 Mount Sion 0-15; Roanmore 0-10 Tallow walkover to Ardmore.

High scoring win for Ballyduff SARGENT CUP SHL Ballyduff ……………..1-26; Ballygunner …………..3-9. BALLYDUFF came out on top in this high scoring County Senior hurling league fixture at Ballyduff on Sunday afternoon. The home side had eleven points to spare at the final whistle against what was a second string Ballygunner outfit.

The Red let at the break by 0-15 to 2-6 thanks to a contribution of eight points from Mikey Kearney and three from Jamie Kearney. The home side outscored their opponents by 1-11 to 1-3 in the second half, the goal coming from Kevin Casey. The Kearney’s, Mikey, Brian and Jamie scored three points apiece in that second

period while Andrew Casey (2) and Seamus Hannon also found the range. Ballyduff now have full points from their two games to date. Ballyduff: J. Twomey; M. MacNamara, T. Feeney, J. Hannon; G. Feeney, S. Kearney, G. Leamy; Ml. Kearney, Seamus Hannon (0-1); Shane Hannon, J. Kearney (0-6), B. Hannon (0-1); K. Casey (1-2), B. Kearney (0-3), Mikey Kearney (0-11).

Subs: A. Casey (0-2) for Mikey Kearney; E. Scanlon for B. Hannon; D. McDonagh for MacNamara; D. Walsh for Ml. Kearney. Ballygunner: P. Cooke; S. O’Sullivan, A. Kirwan, V. Molloy; B. O’Keeffe, D. O’Sullivan, G. Molloy; H. Barnes, N. Clifford; T. Mulally, T. Power, D. Walsh; T. O’Sullivan, S. Power, C. Power. Referee: C. Cunningham (Tallow).

Home win for Lismore SARGENT CUP COUNTY SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE Lismore.........................4-11; Fourmilewater..............1-14. TWO very much understrength teams contested this Round 2, County S.H.L fixtures at the Castle Farm venue in Lismore on Saturday evening last. A brace of Liam Prendergast goals along with one from John Heneghan helped Lismore to lead at the break by 3-3 to 0-10 depsite playing against a strong wind. Heneghan had the opening goal in the 7th minute, while Prendergast found the net in the 10th and 22nd minutes. Fourmilewater had points from Ml. Moore. Ml.

O’Groman, Alan Lawlor and J. P. Fitzergald in the opening half. The home side led by 3-5 to 0-12 at the end of the third quarter before substitute David O’Gorman had Lismore’s fourth goal. Fourmilewater had a goal of their own in the 50th minute when Alan Lawlor found the net to leave four points between the sides. Points from Peter O’Keeffe, Paudie Coleman and Gordan Shanahan saw Lismore run out six point winners after Diarmuid Wall had Fourmilewater’s last score. Scorers:- Lismore - J. Shanahan 0-3, P. Coleman 0-2, B. Bennett 0-2, L. Prendergast 20, J. Heneghan 1-2, P. O’Keeffe

0-2, D. O’Gorman 1-0. Fourmilewater - S. Lawlor 0-2, M. Moore 0-03, D. Wall 0-2, M. O’Gorman 0-3, J.P. Fitzgerald 0-1, K. Brazil 0-2, A. Lawlor 1-1. Lismore: S. Barry; D. Prendergast, M. Coleman, A. Flynn; P. Fennessy, B. Landers, A. Whelan; F. Daly, B. Bennett; J. Shanahan, E. Quann, P. Coleman; L. Prendergast, J. Heneghan, P. O’Keeffe. Subs - D. O’Gorman for A. Whelan. Fourmilewater: B. Lawlor; S. Ryan, R. Rice, J. Hannigan; T. O’Gorman, S. Lawlor, D. Guiry; M. Moore, D. Wall; D. Murphy, M. O’Gorman, J. P. Fitzgerald; K. Brazil, A. Lawlor. Referee: C. Cunninghamn (Tallow).

WALKOVER Tallow conceded a walkover to Ardmore in their

County S.H.L. game which was due to be played at Pairc Eamonn de Paor on Saturday evening last. SARGENT CUP S.H.L. TABLES Group 1 P W DL Pts Mount Sion 2 2 0 0 4 Ballyduff 2 2 0 0 4 Ballygunner 2 1 0 1 2 Lismore 2 1 0 1 2 Roanmore 2 0 0 2 0 Fourmilewater 2 0 0 2 0 Group 2 P W DL Pts Abbeyside 2 2 0 0 4 De La Salle 2 2 0 0 4 Passage 2 1 0 1 2 Ardmore 2 1 0 1 2 Tallow 2 0 0 2 0 Dungarvan 2 0 0 2 0


GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

7

J. J. KAVANAGH AND SONS MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

O’Meara’s goal the winner DIVISION 1 Nire …………………………………1-8; Ballinacourty ………..…………….0-8. THIS was the closer and the more enjoyable of the two Division 1 semi-finals played at the Fraher Field last Sunday afternoon. Nire led from the outset but they were made fight all the way by a Ballinacourty fifteen who made a great comeback in the third quarter when they reduced their 0-6 half time deficit to 0-1 by the 52nd minute. The winners led at half-time by 1-5 to 0-2 with their goal in the 22nd minute worthy of winning any game. Dylan Guiry flicked down a ball to centre forward Ciaran Looney, who quickly delivered the size 5 to Shane O’Meara and his kick fairly rattled the net in the town end goal. Ballinacourty’s Mikey Coleman opened the game’s scoring in the 5th minute with a clever point but, wind assisted, Nire dominated the remainder of the half with ‘Courty having to wait for their second score until the first minute of added time. Gearoid Hearne (2), Conor Gleeson, Dylan Guiry (f) and Cormac Kelly all raised white flags before O’Meara’s goal while ‘Courty also had the ball in the net via Stephen Cliffe only for the effort to be disallowed for an infringement on the Nire goalie Shane Mullins. The local team were well on top in a second half that they won by 0-6 to 0-3. Kevin Dwane made a super save on the resumption which kept his side in this match. A second point by Mikey Coleman was followed by 0-4f and a ‘45’ by the deadly accurate David Looby, interrupted only by a pointed free by Gearoid Hearne. With eight minutes remaining (1-6 to 0-8) it looked as if Ballinacourty were going to win this semi-final such was their momentum but, credit Nire, they got back on top in general play culminating in scores from Ciaran Looney and Gearoid Hearne to give the winners a 0-3 cushion at the final whistle. Nire: Shane Mullins; Jake Mulcahy, Jack Guiry, Tom Barron; Anthony Gillman, Conor Gleeson 0-1, Ciaran Walsh; Liam Cooney, Stephen Ryan; Gearoid Hearne 0-4 (2f), Ciaran Looney 0-1, Shane O’Meara 1-0; Darragh Morrissey, Dylan Guiry 0-1 (f), Cormac Kelly 0-1f. Ballinacourty: Kevin Dwane; Conor Brennan, Ronan Mansfield, Anthony Fitzgerald; Ruairi Conway, Cormac Dwyer, Conor McCarthy; Conor Prunty, John Elsted; Conor McCarthy, Jack Duggan, Mickey Coleman 0-2; Stephen Cliffe, David Looby 06 (5f, 1’65’), Tadhg Prendergast. Subs: Darragh McGrath (33), Ben Mulligan (55). Referee: Pat Casey (Affane).

Stradbally Cruises into final Stradbally …………....…….……..3-18; Dungarvan ……………..………….2-9. WITH 23 minutes played in the second semi final at the Fraher Field last Sunday, Stradbally led by 3-13 to 0-0 and this tells its own story. County champions, Dungarvan who fielded without the injured Patrick Curran and Donnachadha Kirwan and with the injured Darragh Lyons proved no match in the first half against the covesiders who used the strong wind to its greatest advantage. The highlight of the first half was a splendid hat trick by Paul Tobin who scored his goals in the 7th, 14th and 22nd minutes. Points flowed over the Town end crossbar from such as Michael Sweeney, who was deadly accurate from placed balls, Stephen Keane, Ger Crowley, Thomas Shaw Hamilton and Paul Tobin, who finished the half with 33 to his credit. Dungarvan scored two first half points from under 16 players sub Shaun Murray and Sean Crotty as the winners went in at the break leading by 3-14 to 0-2. It didn’t look likely at this stage but a depleted local 15 and soon to be 14 won

the second half by 2-7 to 0-4 as top Reds keeper Martin Roche also denied the Blues a penalty goal ten minutes into the half. The Blues team captain Aaron Donnolly led by example and he was a constant threat up front where he scored 1-4. Brendan Cullinane was outstanding in the goal for Dungarvan, including making a penalty save of his own while John Havens was the pick of an overworked backline. Last year’s winners enjoyed most of the play in the second half but their cause wasn’t helped by their deserved reduction in numbers on a straight red card shortly into the second half. Stradbally’s second half scores came from Michael Sweeney (2), Rob Finn and Daniel Weldon who put in a great hour’s work at midfield. The ease of this victory won’t have done Stradbally any favours in tonight’s (Wed) Final against Nire, who experienced a much tougher semi final against Ballinacourty. Stradbally: Martin Roche; Jack Navin, Ciaran Cusack, Nicky Power; Ger Crowley 0-1, Darren McGukian, Michael Aherne; Daniel Weldon 0-2, Jack Mullaney; Robert Finn 0-1, Michael Sweeney 0-8 (3f), Thomas Shaw Hamilton 0-2; Sean Barry, Paul Tobin 3-3, Stephen Keane 0-1. Subs: Alex Pollock, Cormac Gough, Adam Finn. Dungarvan: Brendan Cullinane; Billy Egan, Peter Queally, John Havens; Aidan Kirwan, Aaron Donnolly 1-4 (3f), Mark Boland; Joe Allen 0-1f, Glen Waters 0-1; Mick Devine, John Curran, Sean Crotty 0-2; Eamonn Crotty, Darragh Lyons, Jack Lacey. Subs: Shaun Murray 0-1, Luke Rossiter 1-0, Pius O’Shea, Conor Donovan. Referee: Martin Curran (Seana Phobail).

DIVISION 2

Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg set up all Western County Final Clashmore/Kinsaelbeg ……………1-14; Rathgormack ………....…………… 0-11. CLASHMORE’S rate of improvement in this championship continued in Leamybrien last Sunday morning when they defeated Rathgormack by a deserved 0-6 margin. The halftime score was 1-7 to 0-6 with the winner’s goal coming from the boot of midfielder Adam Curley. Clashmore had eight scorers in total here with centre forward Edmond O’Halloran kicking over 0-5 while Paddy Prendergast and Eoin Coughlan raised a brace of white flags each. Clashmore meet Cois Bhride in tonight’s final in the Fraher Field at 6.45 p.m. and when they met earlier in the final, the Shamrocks/Tallow combination won by 3-5 to 1-9. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg: Ryan Thomas; Alan McGrath, Dan O’ Neill, Conor Lynch; Ed. Hynes, Shane Russell, Josh Donovan 0-1; Dean O’Brien, Adam Curley 1-1; Paddy Prendergast 0-2, Edmond O’Halloran 0-5, Dean Russell 0-1; Robbie Deady 0-1, Eoin Coughlan 0-2, Adam O’Sullivan. Subs: Brian Lynch 0-1. Referee: Thomas Walsh (Modeligo).

Cois Bhride see’s off St. Olivers Cois Bhride ………….…………..2-10; St. Olivers ……………...………….1-9. TWO first half goals by Ryan Grey and John Paul Lucey went a long way to qualifying Cois Bhride for the Division 2 County Final in the Fraher Field this Wednesday evening where they will meet fellow Western team Clashmore/Kinsalebeg. The winners led by 2-4 to 1-3 at half time with full forward Grey kicking all his side’s points. The Tallow youth scored 1-8 in total in a man of the match performance to which Olivers had no answer. Eoghan Halford scored a first half goal for St. Olivers and they had regular point scorers in Michael Kiely (3), Mikey Phelan (3) and Cian Culloo (2). Despite

Olivers winning the second half by 0-7 to 0-6, it was the winners’ two first half goals that settled the issue here. Cois Bhride: David Tobin, Matty Barry, Jack Tobin, Will Hogan; Jake Neville, Jordan Henley, Jake Beecher; John Paul Lucey, Adam Crawford; Dylan Mangan, Liam Smith, Kelvyn O’Farrell; Dara Buckley, Ryan Grey, Ed Hynes. St. Olivers: Donagh Looby; Sean O’Sullivan, Paul Curran, Luke O’Connor; Mark Lynch, Mikey O’Brien, Cian Culloo; Micheal Shine, Mikey Phelan; Rob Shine, Liam O’Connell, Louis McGrath; Eoin Halford, Michael Kiely, David Halley. Subs: Micheal Culloo, Eamonn Power. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

DIVISION 3

St. Pat’s as expected St. Pats ……………………………5-11; Affane ………………......………….3-2. AFTER beating Affane by 8-8 to 1-3 earlier in the championship, St. Pats won this semi final, as expected, in Bushy Park last Sunday morning. Despite having all the play in the first half with the backing of the wind, the winners led by a relatively small margin of 1-8 to 2-0 at the break. Jason Molumphy and Tommy McCarthy had goals on the board to give Affane a 2-0 to 0-5 lead before Ian Fraher raised a green flag for Pats and Rian Reddy and Ronan Gleeson pointed to put the group team in front. Despite playing against the elements in the second half, it was all one way traffic with further goals by Conor Kavanagh (2) and Ian Fraher easing St. Pats into tonight’s final against Kilmacthomas/ Ballyduff Lower in Kill at 7.30 p.m. Aaron O’Sullivan scored a third goal for Affane who played much better here than when they met earlier in the championship. St. Pats: Cian O’Byrne, Brian Fraher, Richard McGrath, Aaron Whelan, P. J. Coffey, Gary Power, Neil Phelan, Ronan Gleeson, Evan Hickey, Mike Kearns, Nicky O’Donovan, Ian Fraher, Rian Reddy, Nicky Walsh, Conor Kavanagh, Keith Hickey, Jack Skehan, Stephen Coffey, Gavin Dalton, Daniel Booth. Affane: Darragh O’Rourke, Matthew Noonan, Maurice Noonan, Nathan O’Mahoney, Shane Murray, Jack Mangan, Andrew Mulumphy, Brian Murphy, Jason Mulumphy, Eoin Murray, Tommy McCarthy, Aaron O’Sullivan, Keith O’Sullivan, Darragh O’Shea, Jack Coffey, Micheal Bray, Donnachadha McGrath. Referee: Timmy Organ (Ballinacourty).

Naomh Declain Thoir advance Naomh Declain Thoir ……………2-9; Mount Sion …………………………1-2. THE Kilmacthomas/Ballyduff combination will contest tonight’s Division 3 County Final following their merited 0-13 win over city side Mount Sion in Dunhill last Sunday morning. Goals by Ross Coffey O’Shea and Alan Fitzsimmons set the winners on their way while Johnny Long gave a man of the match performance. Their true test will be tonight in Kill against a strong St. Pats team. Naomh Declain Thoir Team: Callum Lyons, Jack Dee, Mike Mears, Jake Power, Darragh Larkin, Craig Tyrrell, Adam Walsh, Cormac Dunphy, Ross Coffey O’Shea, Dan Cusack, Johnny Long, Ryan Gallaher, Dylan Reade, Alan Fitzsimmons, Ben Kennedy.

COUNTY FINAL FIXTURES DIVISION I Wednesday, May 14th in Fraher Field at 8.15 p.m. Nire v Stradbally. DIVISION 2 Wednesday, May 14th in Fraher Field at 6.45 p.m. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg V Cois Bhride. DIVISION 3 Wednesday, May 14th in Kill at 7.30 p.m. St. Patricks V Naomh Declain Thoir.

Ann Hogan, Co-ordinator Post Primary Schools Games presents the Senior Hurling B Cup to St. Declan's Captain Calum Lyons. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Western GAA Results & Fixtures Fixtures Friday, 16th May Western Intermediate Hurling League: Shamrocks V Cappoquin at Knockanore 7.30pm Saturday, 17th May Western intermediate hurling league Tourin V Brickey Rangers at Tourin 7.30 p.m. Ballysaggart V Ballinameela at Ballinameela 7.30pm (change of venue) Sunday, 18th May Radley Engineering Intermediate Football: Sliabh gCua V Ballinacourty at Fraher Field 7pm

Monday 19th May Western Intermediate Hurling League: St. Mary’s V Colligan at Touraneena 7.30 p.m.

Results Radley Engineering Intermediate Football: Sliabh gCua 3-3; Ballyduff Upper 1-8 Western Intermediate hurling League: Tourin 2-11; St Marys 1-11 Brickey Rangers 2-22; Ballysaggart 1-12 Ballinameela 2-10; Colligan 1-6 Geraldines 1-16; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 3-7 Cappoquin W/O Stradbally Scr Modeligo W/O Shamrocks Scr

Waterford GAA Results Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1: Ballygunner 3-13; Mt. Sion 2-7 Dunhill 1-15; Butlerstown 1-12 Clonea 1-18; Ballygunner 0-14 Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2: Erins Own 1-11; De La Salle 1-6 De La Salle 3-14; Micheal MacCraith Tramore 0-9 Erins Own 1-17; Ferrybank 1-5 Portlaw 3-19; St Saviour's 4-14 J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Division 1 - Play off's: The Nire 1-8; Ballinacourty 0-8 Stradbally 3-18; Dungarvan 2-9 J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Division 2 Play off's: Cois Bhride 2-10; St. Oliver's 1-9 Clashmore Kinsalebeg 1-14; Rathgormack 0-11 J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Minor Football - Div 3 - Gr 1: St Patrick's 5-10; Affane 3-2 J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football Championship - Group 1: An Rinn 1-10; Kilrosanty 0-8 Radley Engineering West Intermediate Football Championship: Sliabh gCua 3-3; Ballyduff Upper 1-8 CHL - Sargent Cup - Group 1: Mt. Sion 0-15; Roanmore 0-10 Lismore 4-11; Fourmilewater 1-14 Ballyduff Upper 1-26; Ballygunner 3-9 CHL - Sargent Cup - Group 2: Ardmore W/O Tallow Abbeyside 4-12; Dungarvan 1-10 De La Salle 6-21; Passage 0-13 Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Premier Junior Hurling Championship: Bunmahon 2-13; Naomh Pól 0-16 J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Minor Football Division 3 Knock Out: Kilmacthomas 2-9; Mt. Sion 1-2 Affane 5-10; St Patrick's 3-2 Junior Football Sr Attached - Group 1: Ardmore 3-12; An Rinn 2-5 Gaultier 1-9; Rathgormack 1-5 Junior Football Sr Attached - Group 2: Ballinameela 1-9; Clashmore Kinsalebeg 2-5 John J. Murphy East Junior A Hurling

Championship: Clonea 2-14; Ballygunner 2-9 Mt. Sion 1-18; De La Salle 2-13 John J. Murphy East Junior B Hurling Championship: Butlerstown 1-11; St Molleran's 0-11 Micheal MacCraith Tramore 4-15; St Saviour's 2-9 Dunhill 1-17; Ferrybank 1-9 Portlaw 2-13; Ballyduff Lower 0-4 The Local Bar Western Junior Hurling Senior Attached Championship: Fourmilewater 0-12; Lismore 1-7 Ballyduff Upper 0-17; Ardmore 2-3 Dungarvan 3-15; Tallow 2-8 The Local Bar Western Junior Hurling Intermediate Attached Championship: Abbeyside 5-9; Colligan 1-4 Brickey Rangers 2-13; Ballinameela 1-5 The Local Bar Western Junior Hurling Intermediate Attached Championship: Cappoquin W/O Geraldines Mt. Melleray 1-12; An Rinn 0-3 Clashmore Kinsalebeg 1-19; Shamrocks 3-8 Western Intermediate Hurling League Group 1: Brickey Rangers 2-22; Ballysaggart 1-12 Ballinameela 2-10; Colligan 1-6 Tourin Ballinwillin 2-11; St Mary's 1-11 Western Intermediate Hurling League Group 2: Modeligo W/O Shamrocks Geraldines 1-16; Clashmore Kinsalebeg 3-7 Cappoquin W/O Stradbally Div 1 Waterford GAA Dublin Supporters Club: Ardmore W/O De La Salle Div 1 Knockout Waterford GAA Dublin Supporters Club: Gaultier 6-11; Dungarvan 0-8 Div 2 Knockout Waterford GAA Dublin Supporters Club: St Patrick's 3-9; Rathgormack 3-7 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-14; St Saviour's 1-4 Div 3 Knockout Waterford GAA Dublin Supporters Club: Stradbally 2-15; St Molleran's 1-8 St Molleran's 1-8; Stradbally 2--15 Ballyduff Upper 5-7; Stradbally 3-3 Na Gaeil 2-6; St Molleran's 2-5


8

GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

The Ballinacourty team who beat An Gaeltacht in the Lawlors Hotel sponsored Under 14 Division 1 Football Final at the Fraher Field. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

J. J. KAVANAGH AND SONS SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Bilí Breathnach’s goal the crucial score An Rinn ………………1-10; Kilrossanty …………....0-8. UNKNOWN to many, this previously postponed second round championship game was played at the Fraher Field last Sunday evening in front of a small attendance. There was a handful of reasons why An Rinn won their second game to date, not least the goal scored in the 8th minute by full forward Bili Breathnach while the Comeragh team had a couple of goal scoring opportunities themselves but they had to be content with raising eight white flags over the hour. Also Paul Whyte, who was a constant danger at full forward was lost to a Black Card in the 39th minute when the score stood at 1-6 to 0-6, and this weakened Kilrossanty’s hand considerably. Despite playing against the strong wind in the second half, An Rinn won this period by 0-5 to 0-2 as they showed a higher level of fitness than their opponents. In fact both teams fared better against the wind, a trend, which was the odd one out of the three games played at this venue last Sunday. While he was on the field, Paul Whyte was rarely if ever beaten for any ball that was played into him by his two different first half markers. In fact, this is a classic case of the Black Card rule potentially affecting the result of a game for an indiscretion that was of a minor nature to say the least and, in our view, the sooner this card is sent back

to where it came from the better. Whyte scored the first 0-2 of the hour from play inside the first two minutes and the game’s crucial score arrived in the 8th minute when Bili Breathnach shook the net in the town end goal which settled the winners down. Ferdia O hAodha and Bili Breathnach increased An Rinn’s lead by the end of the first quarter to 1-2 to 0-2 with two fine points before Paul Whyte looked to be in on goal only to be denied by a splendid save by Tomas O Cadhla, An Rinn’s custodian. Joey Veale (f) and Darach Breathnach traded scores before Liam O Lonain agus Ray O Ceallaigh stretched the winners lead to 1-5 to 0-3 by the 27th minute. This was the first occasion that An Rinn put some daylight between themselves and their opponents but they were quickly brought down to earth when the final three scores of the half were kicked by Pat Cunningham, Joey Veale (f) and earlier Paul Whyte, whose effort should have gone under rather than over the crossbar. Kilrossanty looked to be in a strong position coming out after the break trailing by just 1-5 to 0-6 but they were to raise only two white flags in the second half. Cillian O Murchadha and Donie Breathnach were second half subs for the winners as Bili Breathnach reopened the scoring with just 38 seconds on the clock. There was no further scoring for eleven minutes, during which a pos-

session starved Paul Whyte received his marching orders as he ran out the field to get into the game. Jamie De Baruin and Liam O Lonain took advantage of Kilrossanty’s setback to loft over scores in the 41st and 46th minute respectively, 1-8 to 0-6 and now there looked like only one winner. Joey Veale pointed a 49th minute free, replied to by Donie Breathnach in the 52nd minute as the injury plagued County player was making his presence on the field felt. Kilrossanty lost Shane Delahunty to a further Black Card before the impressive Lorcan O Cuirrin was fouled with a penalty resulting. Donie Breathnach’s effort fairly rattled the cross bar but he recovered under pressure to kick a point, 1-10 to 0-7 with four minutes remaining. It was in the final minute of normal time that Kilrossanty scored their first second half point from play via Joey Veale and you won’t win many matches owning that statistic. An Rinn now enjoy two wins from two games played and next up they will play Ballinacourty on the week ending the 15th June which will give us a true reading of their progress this year. Kilrossanty have one win over Ardmore to their credit and their opponents on the same weekend in round 3 will be Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in a game where both teams will badly need the two championship points on offer. An Rinn’s Top Three: Bili

Breathnach, Lorcan O Corraoin, Tomas O Cadhla. Kilrossanty’s Top Three ; Paul Whyte, Conor Doyle, Michael Kirwan. Observer’s Man of the Match: Bili Breathnach. Number of Scorers: An Rinn 7. Kilrossanty 3. Scores from Play: An Rinn 1-8. Kilrossanty 0-5. Frees For: An Rinn 13. Kilrossanty 15. Wides: An Rinn 8. Kilrossanty 5. Score of the Match: Bili Breathnach’s goal in the 8th minute. Scorers – An Rinn: Bili Breathnach 1-2 (2f), Liam O Lonain and Donie Breathnach 0-2 each, Ferdia O hAodha, Darach Breathnach, Ray O Ceallaigh agus Jamie De Baruin 0-1 each. Kilrossanty: Joey Veale 0-4 (3f), Paul Whyte 0-3, Pat Cunningham 0-1. An Rinn: Tomas O Cadhla; Noel O Murchadha, Darach Breathnach, Shane O Cuirrin; Tadhg O Cuirrin, Ray O Ceallaigh, Tadhg O hUallachain; Eoin Breathnach, Ferdia O hAodha; Lorcan O Corraoin, Liam O Lonain, Jamie De Baruin; Fergal O Ceallaigh, Bili Breathnach, Fergal O Cuirrin. Fir Ionaid: Cillian O Murchadha agus Donie Breathnach (both ht), Cian O Conchubair (52). Kilrossanty: Darren Mulhearne; Barry Prendergast, Mark Prendergast, Killian Whelan; Michael Kirwan, Seamus Veale, David Power; Tommy Prendergast, Conor Doyle; William Brazil, Joey Veale, Paul Keating; Pat Cunningham, Owen Cummins, Paul Whyte. Subs: Shane Delahunty (39), David Coffey (48). Kevin Delahunty (50), Bobby Power (52). Referee: Alan Kissane (Dunhill).

Déise Day Sweepstake County Bord na nOg U-16 Results THE following were the lucky winners of the Déise Day Sweepstake which was run on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. Twenty five tickets were drawn from a drum of all the tickets sold for the sweepstake, and they were allotted runners in the 5.35 race on Deise Day. Result: 1. Peter Fitzpatrick, Ashbourne GAA Club, Co. Meath. 2. Kathleen Hefferon, New York. 3. Aisling Prendergast, Pairc na mBlath, Ballinroad. 4. Joe Barrett, Waterford City.

UNDER 16 CO. FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS GO AHEAD THIS SATURDAY THE Combined Waterford City Credit Unions (sponsored) U-16 County football Finals go ahead in Walsh Park this coming Saturday (17/05/2014) to mark the first underage Co. finals of the season. The opening game is the Division 2 final, it’s an all-Western decider as St. Pat’s face Clashmore/Kinsalebeg, throw – in at 11.00 a.m. The Division 1 decider will throw-in at 12:30pm as Gaultier will play the winners from tomorrow evening’s second semi-final between Ballinacourty and The Nire, this game goes ahead tomorrow evening (Thursday) in Ballymacarbry, throw-in at 7.00 p.m. The action will conclude with the Division 3 Final at 2.00 p.m. where Na Gaeil entertains Ballyduff Upper.

Tom Cronin, Chairman Bord na nOg presents the cup to Ben Flynn, Ballinacourty captain, after his side beat An Gaeltacht in the Lawlors Hotel sponsored Under 14 Division 1 Football Final at the Fraher Field. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 087 2674890 Dungarvanstatoil@cablesurf.com

Forde’s

FORDE’S DAYBREAK FORECAST CORNER Brendan Tobin’s Success Rate: 16 Forecasts. 8 Correct. 8 Incorrect. Success Rate: 50%. This Week’s Forecaster: Vince Donovan Minor Football County Finals: (3 Games): Nire, Clashmore, St. Pats Intermediate Football: (1 Game): Sliabh gCua Sargent Cup Hurling: (6 Games): Abbeyside, Ballygunner, Mount Sion, Roanmore, Tallow, De La Salle v Dungarvan (draw) Intermediate Hurling: (5 Games): Brickeys, Colligan, Modeligo, Cappoquin, Ballinameela v Ballysaggart (draw). To Date: 212 Forecasts: 135 Correct. 71 Incorrect. 6 Drawn. Success Rate: 63.6%. Leading Forecaster: Aidan O’Connor (Dungarvan). 92.8%.

McKenna Computers Website of the Week 66 Main Street, Dungarvan (058) 45590 nicky@mckennacomputers.com

Google: Nire/Fourmilewater GAA Clubs

NIRE/FOURMILEWATER GAA CLUBS NIRE SEEKS THIRD MINOR ‘A’ FOOTBALL TITLE: Nire have won the County Minor ‘A’ Football Title on two occasions, 2007 and 2008 and this year’s team will be striving for a third title for their club when they Stradbally this Wednesday evening in the Fraher Field. Nire and Fourmillewater are two separate clubs catering for football and hurling respectively for the same group of players. CLUB’S BASE: Ballymacarbry, Mill Field. NIRE: An Uidhir. Fourmilewater: Caislean Cuanach. Parish Origins: Nire is a half Parish with Touraneena and Fourmilewater is a half Parish with Newcastle in Co. Tipperary. Nire Club Name: The Name Nire is accredited to Sean Patrick Nire who was born in Touraneena in 1935. ROLL OF HONOUR: Senior Football Titles: (6). 1993, 94, 97, 2000, 2006, 2008.

Results: 1993. Nire 2-7 Dungarvan 1-9. 1994. Nire 2-9 Gaultier 1-11. 1997. Nire 1-8 Dungarvan 0-4. 2000. Nire 1-11 Kilrossanty 1-8. 2006. Nire 1-5 Stradbally 0-3. 2008 Nire 0-12 Ballinacourty 0-8 (After Replay). Under 21 ‘A’ Titles :(3). 1997, 1986, 2004. Minor ‘A’ Titles : (2). 2007, 2008. FOURMILEWATER: In Senior Hurling Championship since 2002. Intermediate Hurling Titles: (3). 1979, 89, 2001 (Fourmilewater 1-14 Dunhill 2-7). Junior Hurling Titles: (2). 1955, 1963 (Fourmilewater 3-7 De La Salle 4-3). CLUB PLAYING LEGENDS: NIRE: Jim Wall. FOURMILEWATER: Mick Connolly. CURRENT COUNTY MINORS: Football: Jack Guiry, Conor Gleeson, Dylan Guiry, Gearoid Hearne. Hurling: Conor Gleeson.

McGrath’s Newsagents MITCHEL STREET, DUNGARVAN 058-41661 Newspapers • Sweets • General Grocery

Teams of Times Gone By Year: 1954. Team: Waterford Senior Hurling in Munster Championship. Opposition: Cork. Date: Sunday, June 27th. Venue: Durlas Eile. Referee: L. O Donchu. Dul Isteach: 1/6. Ardan: 2 Shillings. Taobh Line: 3 Schillings sa bhreis. M. Connolly J. Maloney, J. Cusack, J. Goode; M. Queally, J. O’ Connor, J. Hayden; J. Kiely, M. J. Ryan; M. O’ Connor, M. Flannelly, T. Cunningham; S. Power, P. Doyle, D. Whelan. Subs: M. Fives, M. O’ Connor, M. Morrissey, L. McGrath, R. Ducey, S. S. Mac Conlain, M. Lacey.


GAA

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

9

All too easy for Waterford SENIOR HURLING CHALLENGE Waterford ………………..………5-23; Offaly ……………………....………0-1. IF Waterford were looking for a searching challenge before they meet Cork in the Munster Championship in two weeks time, they didn’t receive it in Carrigbeg last Sunday evening when they proved far too strong for the Faithful County. First half goals by Brian O’Sullivan and Colin Dunford helped the winners to a 2-16 to 0-6 half time lead despite 12

first half wides and the Colligan player enjoyed a rewarding hour here as he netted a second goal after the break. Gavin O’Brien and Brian O’Sullivan were outstanding from the start while both wing backs Jamie Nagle and Tadhg De Burca scored from play. Waterford introduced over ten subs after the break including Jake Dillon and also Seamus Prendergast who raised two green flags and the word is that our next outing will be against Tipperary behind closed

doors in Thurles next Thursday evening. Waterford: Stephen O’Keeffe; Barry Coughlan, Liam Lawlor, Noel Connors; Jamie Nagle, Kevin Moran, Tadhg De Burca; Michael Walsh, Eddie Barrett; Gavin O’Brien, Pauric Mahony, Austin Gleeson; Brian O’Sullivan, Shane Walsh, Colin Dunford. Subs Used: Jake Dillon, Seamus Prendergast, Ian O’Regan, Richie Foley, Thomas Connors, Paudie Prendergast, Shane Fives, Shane McNulty, Shane McNulty, Stephen Roche, Killian Fitzgerald and Brian O’Halloran, all in no particular order.

WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE

Brickeys win in Bushy Park Brickeys ……………...2-22; Ballysaggart ….………1-12 BRICKEYS proved too strong for a depleted Ballysaggart fifteen in a frozen Bushy Park last Saturday evening. Niall Collins and Cormac O’ Grady hit the net for the home team who led by 1-11 to 0-3 at half time with the wind behind them. Brickeys: Cian O’Halloran; Kevin McCarthy, Shane Nugent, Shane McGrath; Tommy Lynch, Philip Walsh, Jack O’Donnell; Carthach Shalloe, Conor McGrath; John Morrissey, Darragh Duggan, Cormac Curran; Niall Collins, Cormac O’Grady, Conor Morrissey. Subs: Tadhg Tobin, Paul Veale, Darragh O’Grady. Ballysaggart: Matty Meagher; Bobby Ryan, Daniel Devine, Jack Roche; Barry Murphy, Eugene O’Brien, Stephen Mangan; Cailean O’Gorman, Christy Murphy; Ronan Walsh, Darren Meagher, Michael Ryan; Shane Bennett, Ken Cashell, Stephen Hale. Subs: Paudie Hale, Conor Bennett, Liam O’Gorman.

Referee: Donal O Murchadha.

GERALDINES WIN LOCAL DERBY Geraldines ……………1-16; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 3-7 THE ability of Geraldines to score points in the first half earned them a 0-3 win over local rivals Clashmore in this Western Intermediate Hurling League game last Saturday evening. The half-time score was 1-14 to 1-1 but two second half goals by full forward Ronan Fitzgerald narrowed the gap on the scoreboard but it wasn’t enough to deny the Geraldines their deserved victory. Aidan Dwyer scored Gers first half goal and Donie Scanlon replied for Clashmore. Ger O’Donovan, Aidan Dwyer and Ed. Donovan scored most of the winners points as did Alan Seward and Shane Nugent for Clashmore. Geraldines: Pat O’Donovan; Steven Fitzgerald, James Casey, Peter Coughlan; Vincent O’Brien,

Brendan Dwyer, Shane Kenny; Stephen Hally, Mattie O’Brien; Ger O’Donovan, Ed Donovan, Stevie Keane; Steven Kennefick, Aidan Dwyer, Ray Connery. Clashmore / Kinsalebeg: Mark McGrath; Ryan Sullivan, Jason Seward, Donal O’Connor; Paudie Nugent, Ciaran Bourke, Phil Dee; Sean Bourke, James O’Leary; Donie Scanlon, Alan Seward, Gavin Dower; Paudie O’Rourke, Ronan Fitzgerald, Shane Nugent. Subs: Pa O’Riordan, Tadhg Cunningham. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

BALLINAMEELA WINS WELL Ballinameela …………2-10; Colligan ………………..1-6. BALLINAMEELA proved too strong for a Colligan team short the services of the influential Colin Dunford in this Intermediate League game last Saturday evening. Goals by Tom Curran and Jason Morrissey set the Intermediate team on their way to the win here. Ballinameela: James Maher; Kealan Looby, Michael Walsh,

James Shine; John Harrington, Kevin Phelan, Jason Morrissey; Tom Curran, Colin Walsh; Shane McGovern, Brendan Phelan, Stevie McGrath; David McCarthy, Lorcan Looby, John Fletcher. Sub: Shane Flavin.

West Hurling League Tourin ............................2-11; St. Mary’s ......................1-11. Goals from Sean Fogarty and David Leahy helped Tourin make the journey to Kirwan Park a winning one. The home side held a two point half-time advantage, 09 to 1-4 in what was a close and exciting contest. Daithi Wilkinson hit 5 points for the winners while Darragh Wilkinson and Eoin Leahy had a brace apiece. WALK-OVER Shamrocks conceded a walk-over to Modeligo last weekend which gives the latter full points from two rounds. Stradbally have withdrawn from the league after conceding walk-overs to Shamrocks and Cappoquin.

Mags Morrissey pictured with her daughters Nicola and Tanya, at the All-Ireland Club Camogie Medal Presentation night in Lismore House Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Grainne Kennelly pictured with her parents Francis and Tom at the All-Ireland Club Camogie Medal Presentation night in Lismore House Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Lismore Camogie celebrate All-Ireland scuccess AT a gala function in Lismore House Hotel, Lismore Camogie Club celebrated their achievements of 2013, which saw them crowned County, Munster and All Ireland Intermediate Club Champions. An attendance of almost two hundred were welcomed by Club Chairperson Mary Russell who in her address reviewed the year’s achievements and congratulated the team on their commitment. She also complimented the trainer Seamus Prendergast, and the management team of Geraldine Barry, Jim Russell and Austin Curran as well as the backroom team. Guest speakers on the night were Eamonn Browne, Chairman Munster Camogie Council along with Jimmy O’Gorman, Chairman Lismore G.A.A. Club and a member of the G.A.A. Management Committee. Both heaped praise on the Club for what it had achieved

during the season which was something that would live long in the memory. HISTORIC YEAR The past year was a historic year for the club and was also the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the current club. The founding of the club was honoured with a presentation to one of the founding members, Liam Kirby by Club chairperson Mary Russell. MEDALS PRESENTATION The team members and panellists were presented with their medals by Kevin Casey, Head of Sport at W.L.R FM. As each player was presented with their medals they received continuous applause from the attendance and at the end of the presentations they were accorded a standing ovation. Presentations were also made to the management team of Seamus, Geraldine, Austin and Jim in recognition of their involvements. Team Captain

Shona Curran in her address thanked everyone who helped out in any way to achieve such a historic year for the team and the club. She thanked the panel members for their commitment to training and matches and management team for their efforts. She said the team really appreciated the support they got in all their matches which was much appreciated. Club Chairperson Mary Russell thanked all those who supported the club financially throughout the year and in particular main sponsor Eamonn Walsh of Eamonn’s Place to whom she presented a framed jersey signed by the players in appreciation of his continued support. CONVINING WIN FOR u-14s The Lismore U-14 girls had a convincing win over Portlaw & Roanmore-Ferrybank in the U-14 B Championship. They face Tramore this week. Best of luck girls

DENNY BUCKLEY CUP The Lismore Senior Team took to the field in Kilrosanty on Sunday, May 11th, against arch rivals St. Anne's. The nail biting game came out with St. Anne’s winning by a mere point on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-11. U-16 TRAINING Training will commence for the U-16 girls in the next week under the guidance of Kate Heneghan and Tanya Morrissey. SOCIAL Thanks to everyone who attended the All-Ireland Victory social, a great night was had by all. Special thanks to Lismore House Hotel, Sound Affair and DJ Martin Landers for keeping us entertained for the night. Congrats to Lynne Heaphy on winning the framed signed jersey. COMMUNION Best wishes to all the girls and boys making their Holy Communion next Saturday.

Sarah Fenton pictured with her parents Mary and Edward, at the All-Ireland Club Camogie Medal Presentation night in Lismore House Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Cappoquin Camogie Club MEMBERSHIP Membership for all players is now due. €25 for u-18/Youth, €35 for over 18/Adult & €50 for family membership (a child over 18 is not covered by family membership, adult membership fees apply for over 18s). Membership can be given to Maria Uniacke (u-8/u-10), Linda Foley (u-12/u-14) & Tricia McCarthy (u-16/u-18/Adult). There is a €5 County Board levy per player to help defray the cost of county teams. We would again like to clarify that no player is registered without membership. SKORTS All players from u-16 upwards must buy their own skort. Skorts cost €22 which must be paid to Tricia before Thursday, 16th May. Please also inform Tricia of which size you

need. U-8s Cappoquin Camogie Club’s u-8 side took on Ballyduff’s u-8 team in a friendly on Thursday evening last. A great turnout from both clubs. The Cappoquin side put in a great effort as well as the Ballyduff girls. A great time had by all! INTERMEDIATE The intermediates travelled to Castlelyons on Sunday to take on the Castlelyons Camogie Club team in a friendly at 12 noon. The girls took on a strong Castlelyons side in the first half but it was evident that our fitness was our biggest advantage. Castlelyons began to get their second wind before the end of the first half but Cappoquin kept up with the pace. After

a tough second half with a few heavy showers, Cappoquin started to get up on the scoreboard (even though there wasn’t any) leading by a great margin. After the final whistle, the score was Cappoquin 5-12, Castlelyons 4 points. A big thanks to all players and management for taking time out of their weekend to travel down. Training is on this Thursday, 16th May at 7.15 (at time of notes being sent in). Running up the Glen will be this weekend. Texts and Whatsapp will inform time and day. CAPPOQUIN CAMOGIE NOW ONLINE! Like us on Facebook or tweet us at Cappoquin CC for the latest fixtures, news and match updates.

Geraldine Barry, Liam Kirby and Helen Barry, President Lismore Camogie Club, pictured at the All-Ireland [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Club Camogie Medal Presentation night in Lismore House Hotel.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

An AnGhaeltacht Gaeltacht PEIL FÉ 16 - CLUICHE CEATHRÚ CEANNAIS AN CHONTAE Ba é an chéad tráthnóna fíor-shamhrúil i mbliana i bPáirc Uí Shíothcháin an Luan 28ú Aibreáin agus fonn maith ar gach éinne don cluiche in aghaidh Naomh Slánaitheoir. Thosnaíomar go maith le fána na páirce le cúilíní ó Aodhán ón imirt, Oisín ó chic saor agus Conor Ó Cuirrín ón imirt. Fuair na cuairteoirí cúilín ansin, ach bhí freagra ag Aodhán orthu, le cúilín eile. Ghnóthaigh Naomh Slánaitheoir 2 chúilín ansin, ach fuair Conor Ó Cuirrín cúilín eile ón imirt, roimh go bhfuair Oisín cúl - an dara imreoir is óige ar an bfhoireann. D'fhág sé sin go rabhamar ag féachaint go maith ag leath am: An Ghaeltacht 1-5; Naomh Slánaitheoir 0-3. Ba iad buachaillí na cathrach a d'oscail an cúntas sa dara leath, le cúilín, ach bhí an fear sin ón Sean Phobal, Tiarnán, gnóthach ag cruthu fadhbanna do chosantóirí Naomh Slánaitheoir agus bhris sé tríd ón gcúinne thar triúir, chun an liathróid a chur sa líontán. Fuair Séadhna cúilín ansin agus bhíomar ar mhuin na muice - 8 gcúilín chun cinn. D'éirigh leis an bhfreasúra cúl a fháil, ach bhí freagra ag Aodhán dóibh, le cúl eile. Is ansin a bhí casadh na taoide, áfach. Fuair na cuairteoirí cúl, 2 chúilín, cúl eile agus 3 chúilín eile gan freagra, seachas cic píonóis a bhuamar. Shábháil an cúl báire an cic ó Aodhán agus is beag a bhí ag dul ceart dúinn ag an am. Chuaigh Jack Ó Lonáin isteach ar an bpáirc, leanta ag Conor Ó Raghallaigh. Bhíomar i bponc, 3 chúilín chun deiridh agus an fheadóg dheiridh ag druidiúint chugainn, ach níor chaill an fear ionad Conor a dheis agus é díreach nóiméad ar an bpáirc - cúl - chun an cluiche a shábháil. Bhí cur agus cúiteamh san imirt ar feadh tamaill, ach níor tháinig a thuilleadh scóranna agus bheadh am breise le imirt. An Ghaeltacht 4-6 Naomh Slánaitheoir 3-9. Bhíomar ag imirt leis an bhfána don chéad leath den am breise, ach is ag Naomh Slánaitheoir a bhí an imirt is mó. Fuaireadar 2 chúilín as diaidh a chéile, ansin fuair Conor Ó Cuirrín cúilín, ach tháinig an buille trom i dtreo an deireadh, nuair a fuair Naomh Slánaitheoir cúl, an scór deireannach a gheobhaidís ar an oíche. Chailleamar Liamaí le cárta dubh go héagóireach sa chéad leath de am breise chomh maith. Bhíomar ag snámh in aghaidh an easa don dara leath de am breise, ach mar sin féin, d'éirigh le Séadhna, Aodhán agus Conor Ó Cuirrín cúilin an duine a fháil i ndiaidh a chéile. Mar sin, ní raibh ach cúilín amháin de dhifríocht nuair a bhris Conor Ó Cuirrín tríd an láir agus é ag ciceáil na liathróide, dheineadh cor coise air agus é a tharraing siar lena gheansaí ag an am céanna. Bhí mí-ádh ar Conor ná raibh áirde tugtha ag an réiteoir ar an bhfeall, mar ní bhfuair sé cic saor agus bhí ár rás rite don oíche. Scór deiridh tar éis am breise: An Ghaeltacht 4-10 Naomh Slánaitheoir 4-11. Tá ard-mholadh ar leith tuillte ag an bhfear a bhí ag deanamh an jab ná bíonn ó éinne - an cúl. Bhí Ciarán Ó Maoileoin ar fheabhas ar fad istigh ann, shábháil sé ana-chuid ar an líne agus bhí air briseadh amach le húdarás roinnt mhaith babhtaí chun an liathróid a ghabháil agus a ghlanadh. Bhí laochra againn ar fud na páirce ar an oíche i bhfírinne agus sna fir ionad. Buíochas mór leis an mbainisteoir Séimí Mac Craith agus mheabhraigh sé do na imreoirí go raibh sé lán sásta leis an obair ar fad a bhí déanta acu ó thús na bliana. Buíochas chomh maith le Stíofán Ó Cuirrín agus Seán Uada, a chabhraigh ag na cluichí. Foireann: Sa chúl - Ciarán Ó Maoileoin, Mícheál Ó Cadhla, Lán-chúlaí - Brian de Barún (c), Liam Ó Réagáin Gagea, Ciarán Ó Mathúna, Leath-chúlaí Láir - Conall Ó Briain, Eamonn Óg Ó Crotaigh, Lár na Páirce - Liam Ó Raghallaigh & Conor Ó Cuirrín (0-4), Oisin Ó Ceallaigh (1-1 - 1f), Leath-thosach Láir - Aodhán Mac Gearailt (13), Séadhna Mac Giolla Chuda (0-2), Tiarnán Ó Foghlú (1-0), Lán-Tosach - Tim Muntjewerff, Jack Ó Domhnaill. Fir Ionad - Jack Ó Lonáin, Conor Ó Raghallaigh (1-0). Gortaithe: Cárthach Ó Faoláin, Stiofán Ó Dí, Seán Ó Laoire, Brandon Tóibín.

PEIL FÉ 14 - AN GHAELTACHT V NAOMH OILIBHÉIR Bhíomar i bPáirc Uí Shíothcháin ar an gCéadaoin 30ú Aibreáin don cluiche deireannach sna babhtaí agus ár dtríú cluiche go dtí seo, in aghaidh Naomh Oilibhéir i mbliana. Cé go rabhamar in aghaidh an fhána agus na gaoithe sa chéad leath, ní rabhamar ach cúilín amháin chun deiridh ag leath am. Bheadh sé níos fosa tomhas a dheanamh ar an tríú rún ag Fatima, ná a thuiscint cad a tharla dúinn sa dara leath agus muid ag imirt leis an ngaoth agus an fhána! Chríochnaigh an cluiche - An Ghaeltacht 2-5 Naomh Oilibhéir 8-12. Ba mhaith an rud dúinn ná raibh tionchar ag an toradh sin ar chlár na sraithe ó thaobh an chluiche leathcheannais de, seachas an buntáiste baile a shocrú. Ní raibh sonraí na fóirne ar fáil ag am a scríobh seo. PEIL FÉ 14 - CLUICHE LEATHCHEANNAIS AN IARTHAIR NAOMH OILIBHÉIR V AN GHAELTACHT Ní raibh ach 6 lá idir idir an cluiche deireannach sna babhtaí i Roinn 1 agus an cluiche seo in aghaidh an fhreasúra céanna, ach á imirt san Eaglais ar an ócáid seo. Thosnaíomar go maith láidir agus fuair Mícheál Ó Floinn cúilín ón imirt. Lean Naomh Oilibhéir ansin le 2 chúilín, roimh go bhfuair Séadhna Mac Giolla Chuda cúl, le 15

nóiméad caite. Áfach, is ag Naomh Oilibhéir a bheadh an scóreáil ar fad don 10 nóiméad deireannach den chéad leath, le cúilín ar dtús agus cúl ón imirt, le leath am ag druidiúint chugainn. Chuireamar tús leis an dara leath le cúilín ó Shéadhna agus d'fhág sé sin go raibh an farsbarr is lú eadrainn. Fuair an foireann baile cúl ansin agus bhí géarghá le freagra chun fuireach sa chluiche. Tháinig an freagra i bhfoirm cúl eile ó Séadhna, ach bhí freagra níos fearr ag Naomh Oilibhéir ar sin, le cúl eile agus cúilín lena chois. Bhíomar i bponc cinnte, gan ach cúpla nóiméad le dul agus 3-4 in aghaidh 2-2 i bhfábhar na buachaillí i ndearg agus bán. Ba ansin a bhog buachaillí na Gaeltachta leo chun an cluiche a shábháil, le cúilín ó Oisín Ó Ceallaigh agus an tríú cúl ó Shéadhna. Bhíomar fós cúilín chun deiridh agus bhí an seilbh ar fad againn, ach á fháil deacair spás a fháil chun an cúilín a thógaint. Bhí éacht ag teastáil chun an cluiche a ghoid uathu agus ba ropaireacht den scoth é sna soicindí deireannacha, nuair a chuir Oisín isteach liathróid a chuaigh díreach faoin trasnán, chun an cluiche a bhuachaint le 2 chúilín. Ní dheanfadh Dick Turpin chomh maith é! Bhí áthas ar gach éinne go raibh na buachaillí seo tar éis a gcéad cluiche ceannais peile 'A' sa chraobhchomórtas a shroisint, tar éis ana-chuid oibre. Scór deiridh Naomh Oilibhéir 3-4 An Ghaeltacht 4-3. Foireann: Sa chúl - Evan Tóibín, Shane Ó hÓgáin, Lán-chúlaí - Liam Ó Réagáin Gagea, Conor Ó Raghallaigh, Liam Úrmholtaigh, Leath-chúlaí láir - Ciarán Ó Mathúna, Pádraig Breathnach, Lár na Páirce Eamonn Óg Ó Crotaigh & Cormac Ó Mathúna, Jack Ó Lonáin, Leath-thosach láir - Mícheál Ó Floinn (0-1), Oisín Ó Ceallaigh (1-1), Pádraig Innseadúin, Lán-tosach Séadhna Mac Giolla Chuda (3-1), Maitiú Breathnach. Fir Ionad: Nioclás Breathnach, Jonathon Uada, Seán Ó Muirghíosa, Donnchadh Mac Síomóin, Cathal Ó hÓgáin. Gortaithe: Seán Ó Floinn

PEIL FÉ 14 - CLUICHE CEANNAIS AN IARTHAIR BAILE NA CÚIRTE V AN GHAELTACHT Ba i bPáirc Uí Fhearchair a bhí an cluiche ceannais socraithe don Domhnach 11ú Bealtaine ag 11am agus cé go raibh roinnt againn neirbhíseach go mbeadh dúshlán mór eile amach romhainn in aghaidh Bhaile na Cúirte, bhí na imreoirí geal-gáireach agus réid le tabhairt chuige. Bhí an bua ag Baile na Cúirte orainn i gcluiche ceannais na Féile cupla seachtain siar, 9-11 in aghaidh 0-1 agus le go leor imreoirí fé 13 agus fiú fé 12 ar an bpáirc againn, bheadh obair ana-dhian le deanamh ón tús. Tharla gur ag imirt le comhar na gaoithe a bheimís sa chéad leath agus níorbh aon droch rud é, mar go mbeadh orainn a chinntiú ná beimís imithe go tóin poill faoin am a bheadh leath am sroiste. Bhí imreoirí na Gaeltachta ag tabhairt faoi gach liathróid le fonn agus fuinneamh agus thóg sé tamall ar an bhfreasúra a thuiscint ná beadh aon dealramh ag an gcluiche seo le cluiche ceannais na féile. Thóg sé 7 nóiméad ar an gcéad cúilín teacht do Bhaile na Cúirte, de bharr go raibh gach uile imreoir ón Ghaeltacht ag tabhairt faoin liathróid ar nós go raibh a gcuid saoil ag braith air. Nóiméad ina dhiaidh sin, d'éirigh leo cúilín eile a fháil, ach bhí freagra ag Séadhna ar sin le cúilín ó chic saor tar éis 12 nóiméad. Bhí uimhir 11 Pádraig Innseadúin ag cruthú deacaireachtaí don leath-chúlaí láir i gcaitheamh an ama seo ar fad agus Ciarán Ó Mathúna mar mhaighistir dúinn ag uimhir 6. Bhris Baile na Cúirte tríd do chúl a bhí fóirstineach dóibh le 17 nóiméad caite, ach is beag den seilbh a bhí acu ina dhiaidh sin. Bhí ionsaí i ndiaidh ionsaí á dheanamh ag an nGaeltacht don 8 nóiméad a bhí fágtha sa chéad leath agus fuair Oisín cúilín ó chic saor agus tháinig ceann ón imirt don captaen Jack Ó Lonáin le 22 nóiméad caite. Bhí mí-ádh ar an nGaeltacht gan scór nó dhó eile a fháil roim leath ama, ach bhí an argóint deanta agus é soléir do gach éinne a bhí i láthair go raibh 2 fhoireann sa chluiche ceannais seo. Scór leath ama - Baile na Cúirte 1-2 An Ghaeltacht 0-3 Bhí an ghaoth ag buachaillí Dhún na Mainistreach sa dara leath agus iad ag imirt isteach i gcúl an bhaile. D'éirigh leo 4 chúilín a fháil gan scór ón nGaeltacht sa chéad 12 nóiméad, ach bhí gach uile ceann acu faighte tar éis dian-choimhlint. Bhí an lán-chúlaí Liam Ó Réagáin thar a bheith foirfe sa tréimshe seo agus sheas sé sa bhearna baoil babhta i ndiaidh babhta chun stop a chur le fathaigh an fhreasúra le gualainní láidre agus iad ar a slí chun iarracht a dheanamh ar cúil a fháil. Go dtí seo, bhí an cluiche fós ann dúinn le sábháil iontach ag ár gcúl báire Evan Tóibín san 8ú nóiméad, ach tháinig an mí-ádh chugainn ar deireadh, le liathróid ard a thaisteal leis an ngaoth isteach faoin dtrasnán agus ní raibh seans Evan, fiú dá mbeadh sé 3 n-órlach níos aoirde. Fuair Baile na Cúirte cúilín eile le 14 nóiméad caite agus bhí an cluiche ag sleamhnú uainn ar chlár na scór. É sin ráite, is beag den seilbh a bhí ag an bhfreasúra don 10 nóiméad deireannach agus thóg Séadhna a sheans le 18 nóiméad caite chun cúl a fháil ó chic saor. Bhí mí-ádh ar an bhfear céanna go gairid ina dhiaidh sin, nuair a fuair sé builleadh de ghualainn isteach sa srón agus is cosúil go bhfuil sé briste. Ní raibh roghnóirí na Gaeltachta pioc sásta nár tháinig stop san imirt in aon chor, san fhaid agus a bhí Séadhna leagtha amach ar an dtalamh ar feadh 4 nóiméad nó mar sin. Tháinig fir ionad chun na páirce Jonathon Uada, Cathal Ó hÓgáin agus Jack Ó Floinn agus faoi dheireadh an chluiche, bhí gach

GAA CLUB NOTES éinne traochta, ach sásta tar éis taispeántas iontach peile a thabhairt. Scór deiridh: Baile na Cúirte 2-7 An Ghaeltacht 1-3. Buíochas mór leis an mbainisteoir Eamonn Ó Crotaigh as a chuid oibre leis an bhfoireann seo, le cabhair ó Fionn Mac Giolla Chuda agus Anthony Qualter. Foireann: Sa chúl - Evan Tóibín, Shane Ó hÓgáin, Lán-chúlaí - Liam Ó Réagáin Gagea, Conor Ó Raghallaigh, Liam Úrmholtaigh, Leath-chúlaí láir - Ciarán Ó Mathúna, Pádraig Breathnach, Lár na Páirce Eamonn Óg Ó Crotaigh & Mícheál Ó Floinn, (c) Jack Ó Lonáin (0-1), Leath-thosach láir - Pádraig Innseadúin , Oisín Ó Ceallaigh (0-1), Nioclás Breathnach, Lán-tosach - Séadhna Mac Giolla Chuda (1-1), Maitiú Breathnach. Fir Ionad: Jonathon Uada, Seán Ó Muirghíosa, Donnchadh Mac Síomóin, Jack Ó Floinn, Cathal Ó hÓgáin. Gortaithe: Seán Ó Floinn

PEIL FÉ 13 - CLUICHE LEATHCHEANNAIS AN IARTHAIR DÚN GARBHÁN 2-2 V AN GHAELTACHT 1-6 Tuairisc an tseachtain seo chugainn i ndiaidh an chluiche ceannais ar an 18ú Bealtaine. Gach eolas faoin club ar www.anghaeltacht.ie , ar Twitter @anghaeltachtclg agus ar ríomhphost: runaibng.anghaeltacht.portlairge@gaa.ie

Modeligo FUNDRAISING CLOTHING COLLECTION There will be a Fundraising Clothing Recycling drive in aid of Modeligo GAA Club on Saturday, May 31st at Modeligo Community Centre. The Centre will be open for items to be dropped off between 11 am and 1 pm on the day. Please come along and donate all your CLEAN & DRY unwanted clothes, bed-linen, towels, curtains, belts, bags, soft toys, boots and shoes (which must be in pairs). Laptops, which must be intact with charger leads, and moblie phones are also most welcome, but please keep these items seperate from any clothing. Books are also acceptable, but only novels etc. as magazines, school textbooks, copy books or diaries or newspapers cannot be included. Please note that NO HOUSEHOLD Bric-aBrac can be accepted as part of this collection. If you cannot make it along to the centre on the day of the collection, please contact the following fundraising-committee members in advance who can arrange for your items to be collected: John (087) 7696510, Tom (086) 3605202, Mairéad (087) 7986586, Dolores (087) 6504774, Kieran (087) 2786829. CAMOGIE Modeligo Camogie club is part of Modeligo GAA club and caters for girls from juniors infants up to 16 year olds and enters teams in the following age groups: U-6, U-8 & U-10 (Blitz only). U-12, U-14 & U-16 (league style Championships), We introduce a new age group every second year to our club, so in 2016 we will enter a minor team and by 2018 we hope to have a junior team. In our first year of competition in 2010, we entered only an under 12 team in the championship and have built up the age groups since then. Modeligo Camogie Club is looking to get more players and parents involved in the club this year from the surrounding areas who do not have a camogie team in their own parish. We currently have girls playing with us from Touraneena, Kilgobinet and Ballinameela and welcome everyone from any area to our club. If you or your child are interested in finding out more about our Club please contact any of the officers above or JP Ryan on (087 8288834) alternatively registration and training details are outlined below as follows. Registration and training details: Camogie training amd registration takes place every Monday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm catering for junior infants up to U-16. Feel free to come along any Monday for a bit of fun. Membership is €30 per child or €50 per family. The Under 12's played another Blitz for their age-group in Bushy Park at the Brickey Rangers GAA Club Grounds on Friday evening last, May 9th. The girls put in another great display of skill and effort here, playing three very entertaining games against Cappoquin; The Brickey Rangers and Abbeyside. PLAYGROUND TO OPEN Months of hard work and fundraising by a dedicated group of parishoners has finally brought along the official opening of the newly constructed, fantastic Playground facility, situated within the Community Centre grounds. The gates will finally swing open on Sunday next, May 18th with an official opening to take place after Mass. NAOMH BRÍD / ST. PATS IN COUNTY FINALS THIS WEEK Congratulations to the Minor Footballers who earned their place in the Division 3 County Final on Wednesday evening, (May 14th) with a 5-10 to 3-2 win on Sunday morning last against Affane in the semi-final, which was played inBushy Park. Their opponents will be Naomh Decláin Thíor, who draw their players from the Ballyduff Lower and Kilmacthomas adult clubs. Naomh Decláin Thíor beat Mt. Sion 2-9 to 1-2 in Sundays other Semi-final. Wednesday's County Final goes ahead at 7:30 pm in Kill GAA Grounds, and if possible, please go along to support the lads. Best wishes

11 to all the players involved with this squad. Also, congratulations are also due to the Under 16 Footballers, who also booked their place in the Division 2 County Final following a two point victory over Rathgormack in Friday last's semi-final, which finished up on a scoreline of 3-9 to 3-7 to St. Pats. These lads also don't have long to prepare for their County Final, as it is due to go ahead on Saturday morning next, May 17th in Walsh Park at 11 a.m. sharp, as the first game in a tripleheader with the other two Division's Final to follow. The lads will face Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in this decider, and we wish all involved the best of luck for the game.

Stradbally Under 16 Football Stradbally U-16 footballers exited this year's county championship to a very strong Ballyduff Upper team. Final score in this highly enjoyable semi-final was Stradbally 3-3; Ballyduff 5-7. Team: Aidan Rousseau, Nick Power, Brendan Gough, Sean O’Meara, Sean Fennell, Jack Power, Cormac Gough, Adam Finn, Frank Heffernan, Dylan Whelan, Evan Keane, Aidan Leonard, Liam Fennell and Sean Navin.

PHELAN CUP We are due to play De La Salle in the league at Gracedieu at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 24th May. MINOR FOOTBALL We played Dungarvan last Sunday in the minor semi-final in Dungarvan and beat them. We now play The Nire this evening (Wednesday) in the County Final in Fraher Field PARISH LEAGUES The Parish Leagues finished last Sunday evening in the field with three excellent finals taking place Final Result - A Final: Cork 7-7; Meath 5-3. B Final: Down 4-11; Waterford 2-6. C Final: Kerry 8-6; Roscommon 9-1 Captains - Runner-up C Final: Eoin Fitzgerald; Winner C Final: Ben Keane Runner up B Final: Sheena Dunphy; Winner B Final: Daire Walsh Runner up A Final: Zoe Kett; Winner A Final: Daniel Fenlon We would like to thank Kieran Heffernan who was the main organiser of these excellent leagues, also the referees, the coaches, and everyone who helped in any way, especially the parents who encouraged the kids and brought them to the games over the last few months.These kids are tomorrow's players and heroes. Each player was presented with a medal by Garda Damien Ryan, we thank Garda Ryan for giving us his time, the medals were sponsored by An Garda Siochana by which we were grateful. SEAN AHEARN KELLOGG'S CUL CAMP The Sean Ahearn summer Cul Camp takes place from 30th June to 4th July. Tomas Walsh will be the main organiser of this event. TICKETS FOR CORK GAME Anyone looking for tickets for the Cork game should contact Pat Fennell LADIES NOTES Congratulations to Chloe Fennell, Aishling Mullanney, and Rachel McGuickian who travelled to Sweden last week, and between them won 5 gold medals, 9 silver, and 1 bronze, what excellent competitors. Also hard luck to the Waterford Ladies Intermediate team who lost out to Armagh in the league final. We had Grainne Costelloe and Aimee Whelan on the team.

Tourin Tourin ROUND 2 LEAGUE GAME: Tourin 2-11; St. Mary's 1-11 This was Tourin's second League game of the season, against St. Mary's in Touraneena last Saturday at 7 p.m. St. Mary's got the scoring of the game off to a start in blustery conditions, with two quick points. Tourin replied to this with two points, to start off their scoring tally. Within minutes Tourin rattled the back of the opposing teams net, with a goal from corner forward Sean Fogarty. St. Mary's replied to this with a succession of points, to be ahead of their opponents at half time. Starting back, the first three points of the half came off the hurley of Tourin centre forward Daithi Wilkinson. As a result, Tourin had now come from behind to take the lead. With not long to go, Tourin midfielder David Leahy then scored a goal. St. Mary's then soon hit the back of the Tourin net, with now both sides notching up points to keep things heated in this league game. Then before long the whistle blew to give Tourin a win against St. Mary's on their home ground. The next League game for Tourin is at home against the Brickeys this Saturday evening. Team: C. Bennett, J. Leahy, D. Leahy, S. Dunne, D. McGrath, T. O'Brien, K. Leahy, B. Leahy (0-1), David Leahy (1-0), B. O'Donoghue (0-1), D. Wilkinson (0-5), S. Meaney, S. Fogarty (1-0), Darragh Wilkinson (0-2), C. Dunne, Subs: E. Leahy (0-2), Ml. Scanlon, P. O'Grady, C. Wilkinson.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME V BRICKEY RANGERS This was Tourin’s second game of the championship played at Cappoquin last Sunday week

(4/5/14). Tourin started brightly and with Sean Leahy in flying form set the tone. Unfortunately, the Brickeys started to build momentum and led comfortably at the break. On the recess, the Brickeys piled on the pressure and but for a good goal by Tom O'Brien in the last five minutes, Tourins score could have been a whole lot worse. Final score Brickeys Rangers 3-16; Tourin 2-9. Pressure is now on Tourin to record wins in their remaining matches which will not take place for at least another six weeks or so in order to either have a slim chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. DEISE DEVELOPMENT DRAW If you wish to be included in the next draw for May - please contact the administration of the club. ITS A GIRL Congrats to Peter McGrath and his partner Kay Keane on the birth of a baby girl recently. WATERFORD V OFFALY The Waterford team had a challenge game against Offaly at St. Mollerans grounds, Ck-onSuir last Sunday evening. Waterford won this game handily enough with some new faces emerging as possible replacements for those panelists now on the very long injury list. TONY RETIRED Since I last did the notes, Tony Browne announced his retirement. Imagine to have the discipline to play at senior county level for twenty years or more - no mean feat by any means. Although gone from inter-county - I see that he is making headline for his club Mount Sion in guiding them to a few wins in this year’s championship. KEN McGRATH Although not in the best of health recently, Ken McGrath is making a recovery from a recent operation. I'm sure it will not be long before we see him out and about. COMMUNION Congrats to all the communicants from Bun Scoil Gleann Sidhean who celebrated this ceremony with family and friends at St. Mary’s Church, Cappoquin on Saturday last. This coming Saturday and Sunday, the young boys and girls of Bun Scoil Bothar Na Naomh will celebrate their Holy Communion in Lismore on Saturday and in Ballysaggart on Sunday.

Geraldines INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE V CLASHMORE On Saturday evening we played Clashmore in the league in Aglish. Both sides were without some of their established players but local rivalry meant that the exchanges were sharp. We played with the wind in the first half and unusually for us, we started well. We tacked on early points from Ray Connery and Aidan Dwyer before Aidan bagged a goal. Ger O’Donovan landed three frees with Ed Donovan also hitting three fine points from play before Aidan Dwyer finished our scoring for the first half. Clashmore had to play into the teeth of a very strong wind and managed 1-1 in the first half. The half-time score was Geraldines 1-11; Clashmore 1-1. Unfortunately, just before half-time we lost Ger O’Donovan with a bad ankle injury and he was replaced by John Corkery. Ed Donovan and Pat O’Donovan swapped positions at the start of the second half and while Pat put over a quick point following a series of passes, Ed’s first action was to pick the ball out of the net after a goal mouth scramble. In fairness to Ed, he recovered well and had a fine game between the sticks. We played well against the wind and Pat O’ Donovan and Stevie Keane got well worked points. Clashmore improved with the wind with Paudi O’Rourke carrying their main threat and they outscored us by 2-6 to 0-5 in the second half. They applied a lot of pressure but we kept the scoreboard ticking over to win by a goal; Geraldines 1-16; Clashmore 3-7. This was a big improvement on our last outing with our backs being tight, our midfield were on top throughout and our forwards scoring 1-12 from play. We looked sharper and displayed a good first touch; however there are bigger challenges ahead. We face Modeligo in the next round of the championship and we will need to improve again to compete with them. We seem a match for most teams in Aglish but we will have to see if we can bring this form away from home. Team: P. O’Donovan, V. O’Brien, J. Casey, S. Fitzgerald, S. Kenny, B. Dwyer, Peter Coughlan, M. O’Brien, S. Hally, S. Keane, E. Donovan, G. O’Donovan, A. Dwyer, R. Connery, S. Kenefick. Sub used; J. Corkery, E. Mernin, D. O’Keeffe, R. Fitzgerald. Referee: John Condon.

BIRTHDAY WISHES AND SPEEDY RECOVERY Ger O’Donovan celebrated his 30th birthday at the weekend with a joint party with cousin Cathy Osbourne. DEISE DEVELOPMENT TICKETS Contact any club member or Deise Draw Coordinator Donnacha Tobin at 0868533098 for details. Thanks again for your support. Tickets for Waterford v Cork Senior Hurling Championship - If you would like to purchase tickets for the upcoming Waterford v Cork match on the 25th May, please contact Donnacha Tobin at 0868533098.


12

GAA CLUB NOTES

Kilrossanty CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD. CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €13,500 held in Miclin’s Bar, Kilrossanty, on Sunday Night 11/05/14. Numbers were 6,15, 23, 25. €30 won by the following people Cait Ryan, Mary Fennell, Garranbane. €30 sellers Prize Brain Lennon, Leamybrien. Next Clotto held in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien, on Sunday night 18/05/14 for a Jackpot of €13,600. On duty on the night Harry Quinn and Jason Dee. Places where Clotto`s can be purchased: Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien; Miclin’s Bar, Kilrossanty; Veale’s Supermarket, Leamybrien; Walsh's Day-To-Day Service, Leamybrien; Monica’s, Dungarvan. RECYCLED CLOTHES We are still collecting old clothes, shoes, curtains, sheets etc. So if you are doing a clear out please bring them to the GAA club and put them in the recycling bin. SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Our senior footballers played their re-fixed championship game against An Rinn last Sunday evening in Fraher Field. The evening was a bright sunny evening with a strong wind blowing into the town goal. The lads played against the wind in the first half and with both teams having patches of dominance in the first half. The lads finished the half the stronger by tapping over three points to leave them only two behind at the break 0-6 to 1-5. On the turn over and with the aid of the wind, it was hoped that the lads would put in a good performance. However in a stop start second half, An Rinn took the chances that fell their way to leave them 1-10 to 0-8 winners. Next up for the lads are two Phelan cup matches. They travel to Ballybeg on Saturday, 24th May to take on St. Saviour's, with a home fixture against Ardmore on Saturday, 7th June. DÉISE DRAW The second Déise draw is coming up in the next couple of weeks and tickets are still on sale. To buy a ticket contact, Mairead, Jason or Kevin. MUNSTER HURLING TICKETS Orders are now being taken for Waterford's Munster hurling championship fixture versus Cork on 25th May. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can get in contact with Jason on 0877836731. Tickets can also be got at any centra or super valu shop or on ticketmaster.ie JUVENILE NOTES Under 8: Training continues at 7 pm on Monday evenings. Games will be in the coming weeks for our under 8's. For all new members particularly 6 and under parents are asked to remain at the pitch for supervision purposes. Well done to our under 8's who took part in a football blitz in Carriagnore on Saturday last. Under 11: Under 11 hurlers had a home win last Friday evening against St. Oliver's in a very sporting game. Well done boys Under 13 football semi final: The under 13 footballers are due to play a football semi final against st pats on Wednesday, 14th May at 7.00 p.m. Venue is most likely Bohadoon. If they qualify for the final it will be played on Sunday the 18th. Under 14 football semi final: Our under 14 footballers were due to play Ardmore last Sunday in Leamybrien in the Division 2 football semi final. No referee showed up so the game had to be postponed. This game is refixed for Friday evening at 7 pm in Leamybrien. Under 16 football: Our under 16 footballers bowed out of their championship last Friday night in Dunhill when they were narrowly defeated by Na Gaeil by a single point in the division 3 football semi-final. Well done to each and every one of the players they never gave up and showed what true pride in the jersey meant. Na Gaeil 2-6; Kilrossanty 2-5 Team: Luke Collins, Paddy Hayes, Eoin Curran, Michael Lawlor, Josh Kay, Donal Fitzgerald, Michael Galivan, Dillon Parrish, Eoin Power, Ryan Houllihan, Conor Fennel, Jack Whyte, Edmund Walsh. Subs: Luke Ryan for Edmund Walsh; Oishin Walsh for Jack Whyte.

Shamrocks CLUB LOTTO The numbers drawn in last Saturday's lotto draw were 3-11-16-28, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Carmel Baldwin, James Dalton, Pa Lyons, Eamonn Lonergan, Bridie Martin. Next week's jackpot will be €16,900 JHC: Shamrocks 3-9; Clashmore 1-18 This first round Junior hurling championship match was played in Ardmore against Clashmore last Tuesday. Clashmore started well and were leading by nine points at half-time, 1-12 to 0-6. To their credit Shamrocks rolled up the sleeves and took the game to Clashmore with goals from Nat Smith and Alan Kelly (2), and with Martin Murphy hitting over frees and points from Edward Hynes, Chris Murphy, and Mike Smith. Clashmore had just enough to see out the win, but it was a promising start for the Junior team who had a mixture of veterans and young players with a great future with Shamrocks. Panel; Brendan Ormonde, Thomas Baldwin, Seamie Tobin, Mike O'Neill, John Baldwin, Liam Dalton, Paddy Smith, Conor Goulding, Chris Murphy, Edward Hynes, James Baldwin, Nat Smith, Sean O'Neill, Alan Kelly,

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Martin Murphy, Mike Smith, Richie Murphy, James Walsh, Padraig Roche, Pat Murphy, John A. Kelly.

CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to popular player Dan O'Neill and his wife Martha on the birth of a baby girl during the week.

Ballinameela JUNIOR FOOTBALL On Friday night we defeated Clashmore in our second game of the County championship. This result puts us in a great position to qualify for the knockout stages later on in the year. Final Score: Ballinameela 1-9; Clashmore 2-5. Team: James Maher, Chris Troy, Tom Kiely, James Shine, John Fletcher, Robbie McCarthy, Darren Mulcahy, Aidan Browne, James Fletcher, Shane Flavin, John Stack, Donagh Looby, Caiman Radley, Ryan Duggan, Eddie Walsh, Dave McCarthy, John Radley, Kieran Lynch.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING We faced Colligan in blusterly conditions in Ballinameela on Saturday last. After putting up a good score in the first half with the elements at our back we held on in the second half to record a 7 point victory. 2-10 to 1-6. Team: James Maher, Kealan Looby, Mike Walsh, James Shine, John Harrington, Kevin Phelan, Jason Morrissey, Tom Curran, Colin Walsh, Stephen McGrath, Brendan Phelan, Shane McGovern, John Fletcher, Lorcan Looby, David McCarthy, Shane Flavin.

BEST WISHES The club wishes a speedy recovery to Willie O’Brien who continues to recover in hospital after a bad injury in our recent Junior hurling game.

Rathgormack MINOR COUNTY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The Minor Football team played Clashmore / Kinsalebeg in Lemybrien on Sunday morning in the Minor County “B” football Semi-final. After a spirited performance however lost out on a 5 point margin. This team had played some great football through the championship and credit must go to manager Ryan Roche and his selectors Paul Drohan, Declan Hahessy and Stephen Fitzgerald who put a lot of hard work in throughout the year. We wish Clashmore / Kinsalebeg all the best in the County Final. Final Score Rathgormack 0-12; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-14 U-16 COUNTY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The U-16 team bowed out of the Championship when they lost to St. Pats last Friday night in Rathgormack. Trailing by a number of points early in the second half, the boys managed to claw the themselves back into the match but lost out by two points. The club would like to thank the management team of Dinny Hassett and Declan Power for their hard work with this team throughout the championship. Final score: Rathgormack 3-07; St. Pats 3-9. U-14 EASTERN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The U-14 team went out of the Eastern Football Championship when they lost to Tramore. The club would like to thank the management team of Ger Power, Daniel Drohan, and Declan Hahessy for the effort they put in with this team throughout the year. Final Score Tramore 4-3; Rathgormack 2-4. JUNIOR COUNTY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP We played Gaultier in the second round of the Junior Championship in Gaultier last Friday night. We were behind for a lot of the match but with 10 minutes to go managed to close the gap to a single point. At this stage it looked like we were going to go on and win the game as we were well on top. However Gaultier scored a late goal to record the win. The disappointing thing here was up to an hour before throw-in we were still trying to put a team together. A lot of players couldn’t make it for various genuine reasons such as work commitments and exams but there was also players didn’t make any effort to make it to what was a crucial championship match which seems to have become the norm for a number of players on this team which is totally unacceptable. We play Ardmore in the next round in June. A further defeat here would see us knocked out of the Championship. Final Score: Rathgormack 1-5; Gaultier 1-9 Team Eamonn Cahill, Muiris Quinlan, Liam Walsh (M), Johnny Quinlan, Daniel Mulroy, Daniel Drohan, Brendan Behan, Paudie Whelan, Stephen Power, John Crotty, John Kirwan (C), Brian Fogarty, Mervin Cummins, Donal Larkin, James Nugent. Sub: Kenny Hassett for James Nugent.

Bonmahon Bonmahon JUNIOR HURLING V’S ST. PAULS On Friday evening last, the 9th May, we played our second game of the competition in Fenor at 7.30 p.m. We started with our strongest possible line up with John Roche having recovered from a virus which prevented him from starting the previous game. We started well with points from Michael Harney and Fionn Buckley. Richie Walsh then chipped in with a well taken goal to leave the score at 1-3 to 0-2 after just 10 minutes. While we went on to lead the game for the remaining time of the contest it was disap-

Tom and Marina Duggan, Sarah Duggan and Ross Young pictured at Deise Day in Punchestown pointing that we did not see off our opponents by a wider margin. St. Paul’s were game and still very much in touch at half time after playing against a strong wind. Fionn Buckley scored a second goal in the middle of the first period to leave the score at 2-7 to 0-8 at half-time. Although we began the second half well with scores from Michael Harney and Dylan Power, St. Paul’s began to pile on the pressure. While they racked up several unanswered points they could not find an opening for the goal they needed. Huge credit must go to William Harney, Martin Malone, Jonathon Fenton, Patrick Queally and Tommy Power here as they all contributed to a solid defensive effort. Even when some apparently erratic refereeing decisions handed the opposition gilt edged chances Pa and company held firm on the line. Some poor free taking on our part probably added to the close finish and narrow winning margin of 3 points, 2-13 to 0-16. However it can also be said that our ill-discipline was a factor as score-able frees were conceded. What had been quite a sporting game developed a nasty turn at the end as tensions rose between the teams. It must be said that some very strange decisions by the referee did not help the situation but cannot account for the disgraceful scenes at the end of the game when a mass melee broke out. This is not what we want to see at our games and hopefully it was a once off. ALL IRELAND CHAMPION The club would like to extend congratulations to Sibeal Harney from Bunmahon who was part of the victorious Waterford minor Camogie panel that recently claimed the All-Ireland crown. Sibeal is of course a sister of William and Michael, and we wish her every success in future club and county sporting endeavours. FOOTBALL CHALLENGE V’S BALLINACOURTY On Sunday morning last we played Ballinacourty’s intermediate team in Bunmahon. We lined out as follows: B. Murphy, C. McKeon, G. Hayes, K. Roche, C. Coffey, J. Fenton, F. Buckley, C. Hearn, F. Power, C. Queally, M. Mullarkey, N. Queally, D. Power, A. Power, R. Walsh.

Although this appeared to be a weaker line team than usual we played very well, starting brightly and leading by 2 points at half time. The opposition made some half time changes and were improved in the second half yet we battled on and won by 5 points. Dennis Hearne, Tommy Power and Ger Coffey all made an impact from the bench but our best player on the day was Jonathon Fenton who put his hand up for the centre back position come championship. It would be advisable that we bring our shooting boots for the championship games also but this was a good display after hurling for the last 3 weeks.

Ardmore Ardmore JUNIOR FOOTBALL Our junior footballers took on An Rinn last Friday evening in Ardmore. The opposition were the first to score, getting a goal within the first few minutes. However, shortly afterwards Ardmore scored a goal, thanks to Alan North. An Rinn were to score just two more points in the first half compared to five more points for the home side. These points were scored by Alan North, Patrick Stilwell and Christopher Power. Half-time score An Rinn 1-2; Ardmore 1-7. A quickly taken free saw An Rinn score another goal in the second half but a strong performance by Ardmore saw them drive on with the game and claim the victory at the final whistle. There was good solid performances by the more experienced players on the team such as Alan North, Adrian O'Donnell and Brian Keane. Final score An Rinn 2-4; Ardmore 3-12. Team: James Veale, Dan Carlton, Adrian O'Donnell, Eoin Conway, Declan Fitzgerald, Thomas Cronin, Senan Freyne, Robert Faherty 1-2, Gavin Williams, Stephen

Keating 0-2, Charlie Bryan, Christopher Power 1-1, Patrick Stilwell 0-1, Alan North 1-6, Brian Keane: Subs: Richard Stilwell for Senan Freyne - Anthony Ahern.

BEST WISHES Best wishes to our Chairman Joe O'Brien who had a stay in hospital recently. Get well soon Joe, we hope to see you out and about soon. ARDMORE GAA LOTTO May 12th, 2014 at Keevers Bar. No winner of the €10,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 23. Five winner of €20 ech were: Frances Roche c/o Keevers Bar; Grainne Keating c/o Quinns; Stephen Hennessy c/o Quinns; Caroline Keevers c/o Keevers Bar; Ger Cronin c/o Round Tower Hotel. Next week's draw for €10,000 will take place at Kiely's Cross Bar.

Tallow SPONSORED BY McGRATH'S PHARMACY, TALLOW GOOD LUCK McGrath's Pharmacy has moved into their new premises, the old AIB premises on Barrack Street. They have been a huge part of our community for more than twenty years and are of course main sponsors of Tallow GAA. We wish them every luck and success in their new home. TICKETS Should you require tickets for the Cork v Waterford game please leave a message for Runai Lindsay Murphy on 05856015 before 9.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 14th May. MEMBERSHIP A gentle reminder for all members, players and supporters that membership is now overdue. GOOD LUCK All the best to Cois Bhride minor footballers who play Clashmore on Wednesday, 14th May, in Dungarvan on the minor Division 2 county final. SARGENT CUP Our senior hurlers play Passage at 7:30 p.m. in Fraher Field in Group 2 of the Sargent Cup on Thursday, 15th May. TALLOW GAA LOTTO – SUPPORTED BY KEARNEY'S RESTAURANT, TALLOW 12/5/’14 Numbers Drawn 13, 15, 16, 23. No Winner. Consolation Prizes: Nora Hartnett, Carmel Daly, Irene O’Keeffe, Christy Hanrahan. Promoter: Marian Power. Next Draw 19/5/’14 Ted's. Jackpot €5,800.

St. Patrick’s Patricks St. CARDS: 8/5/2014 Winners: Michael Flynn & Michael Power, Bridget Flynn & John Kiely. Lucky Table: Cora Kiely & Michael Beresford. Cards every Thursday night, Coolnasmear Hall at 8.30pm. U-16 FOOTBALL St Pat’s/Naoimh Brid 3-9; Rathgormack 3-7. Last Friday evening St Pat’s/Naoimh Brid has just two points to spare in the semi final away to Rathgormack. This was a good game of football but a game unfortunately we could have lost. It has to be for 60 minutes in the County Final. County Final next Saturday versus Clashmore at 11 o’clock in Walsh Park. MINOR FOOTBALL St. Pat’s/Naoimh Brid 5-10; Affane 3-2. Last Sunday morning in Bushy Park it didn’t look at half time that this would be the final scoreline, playing with a strong wind in the first half and just edging ahead at half time it was 1-6 – 2-1. But two second half replacements of Dan Booth and Conor Kavanagh and two early goals turned the game in St. Pat’s/Naoimh Brid’s favour. They will now play the winners of the other semi final Mount Sion or Kilmacthomas/Ballyduff in the Division 3 County Final. U-8 FOOTBALL Last Saturday St. Pat’s participated in the U-8’s gala day 8-a-side competition in

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Carriganore. Played three games Kilrossanty, St. Mary’s and Gaultier B. Panel: Mark Power, Liam Dukes, Eoin Flavin, Eoin Dennehy, Fionnan Drohan, Darragh Devine, John Power, Luke Murphy.

John Mitchells Mitchels INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL We played Kill in the league on Monday evening in Fews. Details on this next week. UNDERAGE Our U8's were in action in Carriganore on Saturday. They played 3 games on a wet morning and all performed well. The great aspect of these games is that everyone gets a chance to play in all positions, helping to provide enjoyment for all children involved. This Saturday our u-10's are in action in Carriganore. Arrangements will be made at training Thursday night 6:30 pm. SPONSORED WALK Due to the winter like conditions on the May Bank Holiday Monday our walk was posponed for a later date. Due to weddings and communions this will be fixed in the coming weeks. BUSTER DRAW Our underage is holding a Buster Race in Youghal Greyhound Stadium Friday, 20th June. Tickets for this draw will be on sale this week for €5 for a chance to win €500. Please support and mark the date in your diary for a fun night.

Ballyduff Upper Upper Ballyduff JUNIOR HURLING The Juniors beat Ardmore in the second round of the Western championship last Monday, on a scoreline of 0-17 to 2-03. This result puts Ballyduff joint top of the table with Dungarvan, who are the next opponents. SENIOR HURLING The Seniors beat Ballygunner in a league game last Sunday, on a scoreline of 1-26 to 3-9. Team was: John Twomey, Jamie Hannon, Tom Feeney, Maurice McNamara, Cian Leamy, Seamus Hannon, Ger Feeney, Brendan Hannon, Jamie Kearney, Shane Hannon, Kevin Casey, Brian Kearney, Michael Kearney. Subs: Eoin Scanlon, Andrew Casey, David Walsh, Dennis McDonagh, Mark Dooling, Kevin Martin.

LOTTO The numbers drawn in last week’s lotto were: 7, 8, 18, 27. There was no jackpot winner. €30 winners were Paddy Jim Feeney, Gerry McCarthy, Maura O'Keeffe, Bernard Murphy.

St.Olivers CLUB LOTTO This week’s winning number is 26 and the winner is Rena Cotter. UNDER 9 Our under 9 have a great game again An Ghaeltacht last Monday. Thanks to all who came and thank to St. Olivers own Kevin Phelan. UNDER 13 Our under 13 lost out by a point on Monday night to Cois Bhride. UNDER 14 Our under 14’s lost out in the Feile hurling final to Abbeyside last weekend. MINOR Our Minors lost out to Cois Bhrid on Sunday last. Hard luck guys. UNDER 21 Our under 21 County Final is on May 24th in Walsh Park. GET WELL SOON Everyone at St. Olivers wish William O’Brien a speedy recovery from his injury playing hurling recently.


GAA CLUB NOTES

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

CLGna na Rinne Rinne CLG CÚRSAÍ PEILE Bhí an dara bua ag peileadóirí na Rinne sa chomórtas peile sinnsir ar an Domhnach seo caite leis an scór deireanach An Rinn 1-10, Cill Rosanta 0-8. Bhí tús níos fearr ag Cill Rosanta don chluiche le dhá chúilín ó Phól de Faoite ach shochraigh cúl ó Bhilí Breathnach ar 7 nóiméad foireann na Rinne. Cúilín maith ansin ó Fherdia Ó hAodha agus bhí an Rinn imithe 1-1 le 0-2 chun cinn tar éis 10 nóiméad. Cic saor ansin ag Bilí Breathnach, Darach Breathnach ag aimsiú ceann maith eile agus bhí an Rinn imithe 1-4 le 0-3 chun tosaith. D'éirigh le Tomás Ó Cadhla ard-shábháil a dhéanamh ar 17 nóiméad chun iarracht láidir ó Phól de Faoite a choimeád amach. Tháinig Ray Ó Ceallaigh ón líne leathchúil ansin chun cúilín maith a aimsiú agus bearna de chúig cúilíní oscailte idir na foirne. Chríochnaigh Cill Rosanta an chéad leath níos láidre le trí scór chun péire a fhágáíl eatarthu ag an mbriseadh, 1-5 le 0-6. Ní raibh an caighdeán peile ró-mhaith sa chéad leath ach tháinig feabhas beag ar chúrsaí sa dara leath. Bhí tuiscint níos fearr ag peileadóirí na Rinne agus d'oibrigh siad go crua sa dara tríocha nóiméad chun an bua a bhaint amach. Scór deiridh arís ó Pháirc Uí Fhearachair, An Rinn 1-10, Cill Rosanta 0-8. Tús maith curtha leis an mbliain peile go dtí seo agus ceithre phointe as an dá chluiche ag an Rinn a chinnteoidh áit sna babhtaí ceathrú-ceannais anois dóibh. Foireann: Tomás Ó Cadhla, Noel Ó Murchadha, Darach Breathnach, Shane Ó Curraoin, Tadhg Ó Cuirrín, Ray Ó Ceallaigh, Tadhg Ó hUallacháin, Eoin Breathnach, Ferdia Ó hAodha, Lorcán Ó Curraoin, Liam Ó Lonáin, Fergal Ó Cuirrín, Fergal Ó Ceallaigh, Bilí Breathnach, Pádraig Ó Murchadha. TORTHAÍ LOTTO Torthaí ó 6 Bealtaine - uimhreacha ná 1,3,12,15. Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir. €20 an duine buaite ag Caitlín Uí Mhaolcathaigh, Máire Uí Chondúin, Harry Blackmore, Gerard Canning, Ann Costin. Beidh €4000 sa phota óir an tseachtain seo chughainn agus déanfar an tarraingt i dTigh Uí Mhaonaigh. COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA 2014 Is i Maigh Cuillinn sa Ghaillimh a bheidh an Comórtas Peile ar siúl i mbliana. Imreoidh an Rinn i gcoinne buaiteoirí Chiarraí sa chluiche ceathrú ceannais.

Clonea MEMBERSHIP Reminder that 2014 membership is now due and is being collected by the club membership officer. Non players €30, Players €50, Players Under 21 and Minor €30. All players are must be fully paid up members to play matches. CHAMPIONSHIP Well done to our Intermediate and Junior teams on their respective wins over Ballygunner last week. Juniors next outing is against Passage this Friday in Clonea. CLOTHES RECYCLING The Club will hold a Clothes Recycling Day this Saturday, May 17th, in aid of the Field Development Fund. Collection is from 10am to 2pm. Any queries contact Kevin on 086-2215401. CLONEA CAMOGIE Playing Season: All our panels are back training now. Reminder that if your child is attending school then she can come down to the pitch and play and enjoy the game of camogie. Please note girls must be attending school. Camogie Training: Training for all panels every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Training for Under 14 panel will alternate between Clonea and St Mollerans. CLONEA JUVENILE HURLING CLUB Blotto: Next Draw is Saturday 25th May. Jackpot is now €4,300. Membership: Reminder for any outstanding membership. All players must be fully paid up by to be allowed to play in matches.

NaomhChartaigh Chartaigh Juveniles Juveniles Naomh (Lismore/Ballysaggart Juvenile Notes) BER RYAN U-11 TOURNAMENT The Ber Ryan U-11 Hurling Tournament was held on Saturday last, May 10th th in both the GAA field and tbe BCS field. This tournament is been ran since 1997. We had eight very committed teams taking part this year, they were as follows: Group One, Group Two Naomh Chartaigh Cois Bhride Brickey Rangers Youghal Killeagh De La Salle Coshla Gaels Bride Rovers The Runner Up Final had Killeagh and Youghal up against each other. On the final whistle Killeagh came away winners on the scoreline of 1goal 3 points to 1 goal 1 point. Congrats to Killeagh. The Winners Final had Coshla Gaels and De La Salle against each other. Coshla Gaels were eventual winners on a scoreline of 6 goals 7 points to 3 goals 1 points.

We would like to thank all teams that turned up on the day to take part. And even though weather conditions were difficult some fine hurling and skill was to be seen from such young hurlers by those who came to support on the day. Special thanks to Pat Ryan and family members for attending on the day and for presenting prizes to the winning teams. Thanks to the Ryan Family for their continued support which is greatly appreciated by the club. Thanks to Pat Fitzgerald, Sean Prendergast, Maurice and Dan Shanahan for refereeing all matches on the day. Many thanks to parents/guardians who supplied us with refreshments to feed and water the large crowd present. A special word of thanks to the catering committee who again showed their skill and commitment in this area by providing a service to the travelling teams and mentors. Well done to all concerned. U-12 HURLERS Our U-12 Hurlers had an away win to Roanmore on Friday May 2nd. The score was 16 points to 14 points. This was the Waterford City league that they took part in. 2014 KELLOGGS GAA CÚL CAMPS Application forms will shortly be circulated through both primary schools for this year's very popular Summer Camp. The Camp in Lismore is been run from August 18th to August 22nd. Please return completed application forms to your school with the appropriate fee. Alternatively you can sign your child/children up on line at Kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. The camp is open to school children boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years. The cost of camp is €55 for first child, €45 for the second and €40 for the third and any other child from the same family. Any queries please contact Marie on 087 7979513 or Nora on 085 7309471.

Newtown/Ballydurn Newtown/Ballydurn JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Our Junior Hurling Championship got of to a great start with a win over Bonmahon recently. Our second game against Fenor is postponed. ST. MARY'S Hard luck to St. Mary's U-14 football team who were beaten by Gaultier last weekend in the Eastern Final. DEISE DRAW Anyone who has yet to make their first payment for the draw could they please do so, to prevent the monthly payements from building up. WATERFORD LADIES FOOTBALL Hard luck to the Comeragh Rangers contingent who were part of the panel who were defeated by Armagh in the Div. 3 League Final last weekend. Best of luck to the Waterford Minors who play Tipperary next weekend in the Munster Final. The girls have the advantage of a home venue which is yet to be confirmed. NEW ARRIVAL Congratulations to Michael and Fiona Hubbart on the birth of their first child, baby Michael.

Fourmilewater JUNIOR HURLING On Monday, 5th May (Bank Holiday), our Junior hurlers travelled to Lismore and defeated the home team on a scoreline of Fourmilewater 0-12; Lismore 1-7. Team: Kenneth Brazil; Sean Ryan, John O’Gorman, Alan McGrath; Oliver O’Gorman, Sean McGrath, Eamon Wall; Michael Moore, J. P. Fitzgerard 0-1; Keith Guiry 0-3, Gearoid Hearne 0-6, David Meehan 0-2; Thomas Lonergan, Mark O’Connell, Neil Fraher.

SENIOR HURLING On Saturday night last Fourmilewater played Lismore in the Sargent Cup and lost on a scoreline of Lismore 4-11; Fourmilewater 1-13. Also on next Saturday night, Fourmilewater will travel to Waterford to play Roanmore in the Sargent Cup. The club would like to wish Jamie Barron a speedy recovery from his ankle injury sustained while training for the Senior Waterford hurlers. GOLF The club wishes to thank the organising committee and all who participated in the recent Golf Classic and also to the Gold Coast Golf Club for putting on the classic in their club. 45 CARD RESULTS Joint First: Christy Skehan and Martin Moore; Oliver O’Hara and John O’Donovan. Lucky Tables x 2: Mai Kennedy and Nellie Nugent; Donald Fraher and Tom Kearney. MINI LOTTO No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 7, 9 and 13. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,150. Match 2 number winners were Tom Brazil, Toureen; Dolores Guiry; Nora Whelan, Nire; Kenneth Brazil, Toureen; Martin Walsh (Jnr).

St.Anne's AnnesCamogie Camogieand& Football St. Football U-8/10s Training continues every Saturday from 10 am to 11 am. New members are welcome. We will be starting to play in blitzes from May 17th. U-12s St. Anne's will host the final round of the U-12 Go-Games Blitzs in Dunhill on Saturday, May

24th. So far the girls played in Portlaw and Dungarvan fielding two teams in each blitz. Training is going well and the girls are making a terrific effort. Camogie training continues on Saturday mornings and football training is on Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30. U-14s Our U-14 camogie panel are away to Dungarvan this Tuesday night and home to De La Salle on Tuesday, 20th May. Best of luck to the girls in both games. Our U-14 football panel are at home against Stradbally on Monday, 19th May. Best of luck to all involved. Also, well done to the Waterford u-14 football panel who won the Football Munster title recently. SENIOR LEAGUE WINNERS Well done to our Senior Panel who won the Senior Camogie League on Sunday against Lismore. This a great start to the year which the girls deserve! FAREWELL TO THE MASONS St. Anne's would like to wish Richie Mason, his wife Elaine and their daughters Abbey, Charlotte and Matilda the best of luck as they emigrate to Toronto in Canada to take up a new job. Richie has been coaching in the club for the last three years at under 12 and 14 level while Abbey has been playing with the camogie and football teams in the same age group. The club held a small farewell party in Harney's pub on Thursday night and presented Richie with a framed picture of the under 12 team when they won the county championship in 2012. Abbey was presented with a mug with the same photo printed on it and a silver chain. They will be fondly missed by all their team mates and mentors as well as club members. No doubt they will get involved with the GAA abroad!

13 meeting in the league is on this Sunday morning against Ballygunner in Ballygunner at 12 noon. Team: S. Barry, A. Flynn, M. Coleman, D. Prendergast, P. Fennessy, B. Landers, P. Coleman, F. Daly, B. Bennett, J. Shanahan, E. Quann, P. O’Keeffe, L. Prendergast, J. Heneghan, A. Whelan. Sub: D. O’Gorman.

JUNIOR HURLING Our junior hurlers suffered their second defeat in this year’s championship on Monday, 5th May

last, losing to Fourmilewater by 0-12 to 1-7. Team: J. McGrath, P. Hennessy, M. Coleman, M. Montayne, S. Reaney, E. Quann, A. Flynn, F. Daly, R. Landers, L. Prendergast, P. O’Keeffe, O. Lineen, A. Whelan, C. Kearney, C. Tinnelly. Sub: J. Houlihan.

SPEEDY RECOVERY Best wishes from everyone in the club to Mikey Whelan, Parks Road who is recuperating in hospital from a recent operation.

Jim Power, Tony Browne, Kay McKeoghan and Proinnsias Breathnach pictured at Deise Day at Punchestown. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

BallymacarbryLadies Ladies Football Ballymacarbry Football TESCO HOMEGROWN NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Hard luck to the Waterford Intermediate team who were beaten by Armagh in the Division 3 Final on Saturday. Club players involved were Linda Wall, Michelle McGrath (Capt.), Aileen Wall, Mairead Wall, Michelle Ryan, Karen McGrath and Louise Ryan. This was a good display against a Senior team.Thanks to all those who bought Golden Goal tickets from the girls. The winning time was 28 mins. 47 secs. U-16 INTER-COUNTY Well done to club players Becky Hogan and Maeve Ryan on being part of the Waterford U-16 " A" panel that just fell short against Cork in the Munster final after extra time in Cahir recently. Cork 1-15, Waterford 1-14. Waterford had beaten Kerry en route to the final. CLOTHES DRIVE We will hold our annual clothes drive on Saturday, 17th May, in the Millfield Dressing rooms between 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. Please donate all your unwanted clothes, bed linen, curtains, paired shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Mobile phones and laptops will also be collected but please keep separate. If you cannot make the dressing rooms on Saturday there will be a home collection option between 11th and 16th May. Please contact Linda Wall (087) 7645959 or Mairead Wall (087) 7703836. MEMBERSHIP Remember membership is now due. Prices are U-10 €20, U-12 to minor: €38, Adults €52, Non-Playing membership €30. Money can be given to Mairead Wall or Michelle O’Gorman.

Donnchadh Gough, Tomas Kenneally, Helena Gough and Michael Kelleher pictured at Deise Day at Punchestown. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Lismore MAIN SPONSOR: EAMONN’S PLACE LOTTO The numbers drawn on Tuesday, 6th May were: 5, 12, 25, 27. There was no winner of the jackpot of €20,000. Consolation prizes of €20 each went to: Jimmy O’Gorman, Fernville; Tina Whelan, Castle Court; John Bennett and Pat Quinlan. The numbers drawn on Monday last, 12th May were: 7, 21, 23, 28. There was no winner of the jackpot. Consolation prizes of €20 each went to: Mary Houlihan, Leahy family, Bridane; John Fenton, Ferry Street; Sinead Murphy, New Street. Next week’s draw for the jackpot of €20,000 will take place on Monday night at 7.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. SENIOR HURLING Our record game in this year’s senior hurling championship was played on Sunday, 4th May v. Passage in Fraher Field and after a long battle the honours were shared on a scoreline of Lismore 2-12; Passage 0-18. Overall, it was a much improved performance from the previous weekend and a lot of hard work remains to be done if we are to qualify for the knock-out stages of this year’s championship. Our next outing is on Sunday, 1st June in Walsh Park v. Roanmore at 2 p.m.

Sinead Conneely, Imelda Walsh and Geraldine Dunphy, pictured at Deise Day at Punchestown. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Team: Seanie Barry, S. Heaphy, D. Howard, P. Fennessy, Steve Barry, P. Prendergast, B. Landers, J. Prendergast, Ray Barry, B. Bennett, D. Shanahan, P. Coleman, D. Prendergast, J. Heneghan, S. O’Keeffe. Subs used: M. Shanahan, P. O’Keeffe, J. Shanahan.

SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE Last Saturday evening we played Fourmilewater in the senior hurling league and won on a scoreline of 4-11 to 1-14. Our next

Mark Landers, Eamonn Whelan and Ger McGrath pictured at Deise Day at Punchestown. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


14

GAA CLUB NOTES

Ballysaggart CLUB LOTTO Results 6th May: Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 18 and 26. No Jackpot winner. Winners of €20 each: Tilly O’Donnell, Seán Roche and Eily Walsh. Next week’s Lotto draw May 13th – Jackpot €2,000. WESTERN INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE Ballysaggart faced Brickey Rangers last weekend in Bushy Park who proved too strong for the Ballysaggart side running out comfortable winners on a score of 2-22 to 1-12. This weekend the next round of the League sees Ballysaggart competing against Ballinameela on Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. BALLYSAGGART LADIES FOOTBALL REGISTRATION FEES The time is fast approaching for registration of players which is due by the 1st of June. Can all players please have their registration fees with any mentor/officer of the club by the end of the week. It takes a bit of organisation to put all players on our new on-line system so your co operation would be appreciated. If you have not received a form for renewal of registration, you can contact Martina Landers at 086 1638616 or Deirdre at 087 9562839. You can also leave your form and registration fee in at Roches shop, Ballysaggart at any time. GUMSHIELDS NECESSARY Remember gumshields are now necessary for all players - please be aware of this rule. This applies for both training and matches. U-16 COMPETITION The U-16 girls have been very busy over the last few weeks. Firstly, they played a challenge match against near neighbours Ballyduff coming out on the right side of that game, secondly, they played Ballymacarbry at home in championship last Monday week (28/4/14) and had another win, thirdly, they played Roanmore in championship away last Monday, 4/5/14 and were very unfortunate not to win or draw this game (you could say the referee was very whistle happy!) and lastly, the U16 ladies had a challenge game at home to Youghal on Sunday. Although missing a few regulars, the panel played a great game finishing up on a winning note. The last game of their group is due to be played against Abbeyside this weekend. These young ladies are very dedicated to the game and are a joy to watch from the sideline and with such a big panel to choose from - it will give Kevin & Dave a headache to pick a starting fifteen (how bad!). The panel over the last few weeks were: Margaret (Mags) Tobin, Shauna O'Keeffe, Ellen McCloskey, Niamh Aldred, Olivia Foley, Eimear Montayne, Emily Prendergast, Erin Mangan, Mary O'Brien, Sharon Williams, Becky Fennessy, Robyn Roche, Alice Russell, Kayleigh Conway, Faye Curley, Ailbhe Roche, Emma Power, Becky McGlone, Alison Prendergast, Jane Murphy, Sarah Landers, Shiona O'Regan, Paige Twomey,

SCOR Congrats to the young ladies who represented Ballysaggart in a very successful score in both the figure dancing and novelty act recently - not alone are they able to play football but they have stage talent as well. ON COUNTY TEAMS Over the last few weeks some of our girls have been involved with County panels. Emma Power was on the U-16 panel which lost narrowly to Cork recently while Faye Curley was on the U14 County team which secured a third Munster title over Clare. On the camogie front, three members of the club Sarah Coughlan, Sarah Geoghegan & Johanna Houlihan were involved in Waterford’s All Ireland U-18 win over Derry recently - well done to all in both disciplines. WANTED (JERSEYS) The numbers 12 & 17 jerseys for the underage teams still remain a mystery - no one has caught sight of them yet. As most of you would be aware, these jerseys would have been kindly sponsored by individuals or businesses and don't come cheap. So if you happen to come across these in any one’s possession - please ask them to return them to the club immediately. The same applies to the ladies junior kit as jersey numbers 24, 25 & 30 jerseys are still out there somewhere! CONTACT ME If you have any notes of interest for the ladies notes - please contact me at 087 9562839 and I will be more than happy to include them for any future notes.

Naomh Brid OUTDOOR TRAINING Training will continue in Modeligo pitch every Monday at 7.30 pm. Michelle Power is visiting us this week to give a coaching session to our under 9 group. This will be in Touraneena on Tuesday evening. UNDER 11 HURLING Another fine performance by the under 11 hurlers this time against Fourmilewater. They battled well to win by four points. Our next game is away to Dungarvan on Friday week UNDER 12 HURLING Our next game is against St. Pats next Friday in Bohadoon. Throw-in at 7 pm. UNDER 16/18 FOOTBALL A very good week for both groups. Assisted

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

by St Pats both are into county finals this. CÚL CAMP 2014 The camps are open to all children aged between 6 and 13 years. This years Cúl Camp is in Bohadoon from July 21 to July 25. Camp CoOrdinator is Mary Fahey (087 2813935).

Kill CLUB LOTTO Last Monday night’s jackpot worth €7,400 wasn't won at Kirwans Bar (5th May), but we had a couple of 'match 3's'. Not for the first time Emma Gallagher, Castlecroddick and Lena Power, Boatstrand had 3 numbers and so both win €25 each. The numbers drawn on this occasion were 3, 4, 18 & 27. The next draw will be in Dunphy's. JUNIOR HURLING As expected Fenor's first round match versus Ballydurn was cancelled last Friday night 9th May and will now be played at a later date. The lads are due to play Tramore this coming Saturday evening, 17th may, in round 3 of the Eastern hurling league. This is a home game be played either in kill or fenor. Please check with officials closer to the day. EASTER FOOTBALL LEAGUE By the time you read these notes we will have played John Mitchels in a previously postponed round of the league. The game was due to take place in Fews on Monday last, 12th May. Full report in next week’s notes. ST. MARY'S JUVENILLE U-21 Football Count Final: We have finally got a date for our eagerly awaited clash with western champions, Ardmore. The match goes ahead on Sat., 24th May in Walsh Park and has a 2 pm thrown-in. Let’s hope preparations goes well for the management and players alike. U-13 football: Last Wednesday evening, 7th may, we entertained Gaultier in Kill on a beautiful evening. Unfortunately, we were no match for the barony boys as they were way stronger in every department. All their lads were up on the age while we had only 5 on the age and at this age group it makes a big difference. Still our lads battled to the end. U-11 Hurling: Round 3 of the city league saw us travel to Carrickbeg last Friday evening, 9th May, to take on St. Mollerans. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half the home team built up a sizeable lead by half-time. The introduction of Dan Halley at the interval made a big difference in the second half which we won, but the damages was done in that 1st half. Final score: St Mollerans 6-5; St Mary's 1-4. Our panel was: James Havney, Josh McCormack, Robert Mooney, Frank Kavanagh, Aaron Foran, Anthony Mullins, Geoff Dowdall, Brian Dowdall, Jack Hennessy, Josh O’Donnell, James Lennon, Ritchie Mullins, Jack Mooney, Ryan O'Donnell, Dan Halley, Adam Moynihan.

U-8 football: We had two teams in the Carriganore football blitz last Saturday morning, 10th May, as a total of 15 boys and girls togged out. We played teams from Gaultier, Stradbally, John Mitchell's, the Gaeltacht, and St Pats and despite the showery morning everyone enjoyed themselves. U-14 Football: Walsh Park was the venue for the eastern final last Saturday morning, 10th May as we took on Gaultier. Much like the u-13 a few nights previously the Gaultier boys proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners. Well come to all concerned for getting so far.

SliabhgCua/St. gCua/St. Marys Sliabh Mary's SLIABH gCUA 3-03; BALLYDUFF UPPER 1-8 Congratulations to the Sliabh gCua footballers who bagged their first win of the championship securing 2 points with a win over Ballyduff by the narrowest of margins. Jason Sheehan got things off to a flying start when he raised a green flag with-in 20 seconds of the start. Jason’s touch and positioning is improving with every game and is now a starting 15 regular. Ballyduff responded with 2 great scores before Kevin Sheehan stormed through the oppositions back line to bury the ball in back of the net. Points by David Whelan (free) and Kevin Sheehan saw us lead at half-time by 2-02 to 0-6. It took seven minutes of the second half for either team to register a score but when Owen Barron was dragged to the ground, player/manager David Whelan made no mistake from the penalty spot. In a drab second period, mainly due to horrible weather conditions, Denis Coffey finished our scoring tally with a fantastic angled point. Our squad is now the biggest we’ve had in years and every player is fighting for a place which is fantastic to see. Making his championship debut in goal was Dan Flynn and he certainly looks at home between the posts. Another debutant on the night was Mike Kearns, who was introduced in the second half and played a big part of our victory. Our efforts are now focused on our next game which sees us take on Ballinacourty at Pairc Ui Fhearichair, 7 pm on Sunday, 18th May. Our team that faced Ballyduff was Dan Flynn, Tom Tobin, JJ Coffey, Johnny Ahearne, John Queally, Jack Power, Conor Tobin, Kevin Sheehan (1-1), Denis Coffey (0-1), Owen Barron, Eoin Kearns, Stephen Coffey, Jason

Maria Scanlon presenting the Thomas Scanlan Memorial Cup for the Western Féile hurling final to Abbeyside captain James Riordan. [Rory Wyley] Sheehan (1-0), David Whelan (1-1) & Dermot Tobin. Subs: Aidan Hickey & Mike Kearns (both used), Aiden Fitzpatrick, Declan Roche, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ronan Gleeson, Eoin Walsh, Dave Meaney & Shane Organ.

Also a huge congratulations to David Whelan, Eamonn Ryan, Kieran Hallahan, Royco Ware & Johnny McGrath for their mentoring. We wish Kevin Sheehan & Jack Power speedy recovery’s, both picking up knocks during the game. Also, making great progress on his long term injury is Kieran Barron. Once fully fit, Kieran is going to be a massive addition to the squad. INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE On a damp and cold Saturday evening in Kirwan Park, Tourin were 3 point victors of our league hurling clash. Final score was 2-11 to 1-11. Great experience was gathered here where a lot of players got to show their ability. GAA PRESIDENT LIAM O’NEILL TO HONOUR 1989 WINNING TEAMS The county final winning Junior Hurling and Intermediate Footballers teams of 1989 are to be honoured in style in Touraneena Community Centre on May 31st this year. Non other than GAA President Liam O’Neill will be in attendance to award the brilliant squad of ’89 with an appreciation from the club. On the 31st, A club mass will be offered at 7:30 followed by a magnificent night in the centre. We would appeal for as many as possible to attend this very special mass. Following the presentation, finger food will be served and you can dance the night away to our band. More information will be available shortly. Tickets will be priced at €10. Tickets will be limited and sold on a first come, first served basis so order yours immediately from Mush Keane (087) 9634993, Mike Murray (087) 7428032, Brendan Tobin (087) 2701947, JP Fitzpatrick (086) 1909980 or any committee member. SENIOR HURLING, WATERFORD V CORK Anyone seeking tickets for the senior hurling championship game between Waterford & Cork should have their orders given to JP (086) 1909980 immediately. LOTTO Our weekly lotto continues every Sunday night. Tickets are a mere €2 and can be purchased from any committee member or local outlets. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS The club would like to extend their birthday greeting to Tom Tobin who will turn 20 during the week. Happy birthday Tom. ST. PAT’S/NAOMH BRID REACH U-16 COUNTY FINAL Well done to St. Pat’s/Naomh Brid U-16 footballers who secured their county final spot when they defeated Rathgormack in the division 2 semi final on a 3-9 to 3-7 scoreline. Well done lads, let’s be having some silverware!!! DEISE DRAW Next draw takes place in Ardmore GAA Club on 30th May. Tickets can be got from any committee member for a mere €10 each month. SPEEDY RECOVERY KEN The Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s club would like to wish Waterford & Mount Sion maestro Ken McGrath a speedy recovery after his recent operation. After consultation with the McGrath Family, a committee has been formed to set up and administer “The Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund”. Ken, a former All Star and Waterford Hurling Great is recovering from a serious heart operation which will involve a lengthy rehabilitation process with considerable financial implications. With that in mind, the committee, in conjunction with the GPA Past Players Advisory Board, Mount Sion, Club Déise, County Board and Former County Players, have decided to hold a benefit match on Ken’s behalf in Walsh Park on Friday, 27th June at 7:30 pm. The Match will

feature a Leinster selection versus a Munster selection with a strong Waterford involvement. The Munster Team will be managed by the one and only Davy Fitzgerald, with the Leinster Team managed by the legendary Brian Cody. We would ask each and every one of our players/supporters to contribute to this fund. PREDICTION QUIZ The Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s GAA Club prediction competition has seven early joint leaders on 22 pts. Full marks go to Ailbhe Kerwick, Oisin Langan, Eamon Butler, Ian Hooper, John Barron, Alan O'Gorman & Colin O'Gorman. Well done to all. See attached for latest league table standings & entries……. Some Statistic’s: - 168 people out of 440 chose Dublin to win the Football league - 133 people chose Kilkenny to win the Hurling league If you have any queries regarding the competition, please email: secretary.stmarys.waterford@gaa.ie OUTDOOR BOOT CAMP THIS WEDNESDAY Boot camp will be starting in Touraneena on Wednesday, 14th May at 7:30 pm in Kirwan Park. Both men & women of all ages and fitness ability’s are welcome. The cost will be €50 for 6 weeks, which consist of 6 consecutive Wednesday nights for a 1 hour session. Bookings are essential as the 6 weeks will not go ahead without proper numbers. Please contact Eithne Lonergan (087) 1338492 or Trevor Connolly (087) 3185833 to book a spot or for any information. 4K FOR CANCER The late Paddy Whelan’s (Paddy Whack) daughter Muireann is raising funds for an organisation called The Ulman Cancer Fund 4K for Cancer, and taking part in a run across America this summer 2014 in memory of her dad who passed away from cancer in October 2012. She has set a fundraising goal of $6,000, and is reaching out to her dad’s old friends and teammates for support. The run is starting June 15th in San Francisco, California and is ending July 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. If you would like to make a donation in any amount the most secure way is through her fundraising page on the 4K for Cancer website. The link is http://4kforcancer.org/profiles/muireann-phelan/ Donations can also be made using a bank draft made payable to “4K For Cancer” with “Muireann Phelan” written in the memo line. The mailing address is 12 Plymouth Ave. Mineola, NY 11501. Any support is greatly appreciated! HARD LUCK Commiserations to Waterford’s minor footballers who were unfortunately beaten by a strong Cork team in Dungarvan last week. Waterford fought hard and possibly deserved more with their performance. MINORS ADVANCE TO COUNTY FINAL St. Pat’s/Naomh Brid minor footballers had a comprehensive win over Affane in their county semi-final clash on Sunday morning. They ran out comfortable winners by 5-10 to 3-02. The county final opponents will be Naomh Deaglaiún Thóir, an amalgamation of Kilmacthomas & Ballyduff Lower's adult clubs. The final will be played on this Wednesday, 14th of May in Kill at 7:30. Congratulations to the team on their fabulous performance and we wish ye the very best of luck in the final. IFC V BALLINACOURTY Our second re-fixture for our intermediate football championship game against Ballinacourty has been fixed as follows: Sliabh gCua V Baile Na Cuirte at Pairc Ui Fhearichair, 7 pm this Sunday evening (18th May). Already having won our round 1 fixture, please come and support/encourage Sliabh gCua.

CONGRATS CONOR SKEHAN We would like to congratulate and offer our best wishes to Conor Skehan on him qualifying for the world racquetball championships in June. Conor will be heading to Canada where he will represent Ireland along with Mark Murphy, Patrick Hanley, Pa O'Donnell, Aisling Hickey, Donna Ryder, Katie Kenny and Majella Haverty. Conor is currently fundraising for his trip and would appreciate any donations. The team are selling lines for €2 or 3 for €5 with some generous prizes up for grabs. Tickets can be bought online at www.gofundme.com /through facebook or by simply meeting Conor.

Nire MINOR FOOTBALL Our minors had a superb win last Sunday over Ballinacourty in the Minor West A semi-final. They led at half-time 1-5 to 0-2. Ballinacourty came out fighting in the second half and with a strong breeze behind them, they brought the score back to a single point. The Nire boys dug deep though and finished the stronger team winning on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-8. The very best of luck to this fine Nire team in the County A Final. The final will be played Wednesday night (14th May) in Fraher Field, throw-in at 8:15 pm. Please come along to the game and give your support. SENIOR FOOTBALL Championship: Round 1: Nire 3-22; Ballinmeela 0-2 Round 2: Nire 2-10; St. Saviours 1-3 Next Match 14/15 June to be confirmed. Phelan Cup: Nire 1-13; Gaultier 0-12. Rathgormack 0-12; Nire 2-5. Next Phelan Cup match 24th May. Intermediate Football Championship: Round 1: Nire 2-6; Dungarvan 3-11 Round 2: Nire 2-3; Brickeys 1-19 MEMBERSHIP Can all club members ensure that membership is fully paid as soon as possible. NIRE/FOURMILEWATER JUVENILE U-8: After all our training the u-8 footballers headed to Carrickanore to play in their first competitive games of the season. Three games in total were played we played Na Geal, Ballinacourty and Portlaw winning all three games. A big thank you to the parents who provided transport, hopefully we will get more children and parents to attend in future. U-9: Well done to our U-9 boys who have played Dungarvan in Hurling and Football and Abbeyside in hurling over recent weeks, we have been successful in all games so far. We have now played all our games at this age group and attention will now turn to rearranging U-10 football games which were cancelled earlier in the year. U-11Hurling: We played St. Mary's last Friday evening in the mill field. This was a good close game of hurling throughout, with only a puck of the ball between both teams. The final score was St. Mary's 4-2 FMW 2-6. Well done lads. U-12 Hurling: Our U-12 boys have played two game of hurling recently firstly we played Youghal and emerged as victorious on a score of 2-5 to 1-2. More recently we played Kilrossanty and again won on a score line of 5-5 to 3-2. U-13 Football: With limited numbers we played Ballinacourty last week. This age group unfortunately has only one player on the age, despite this these lads battled to the end but were beaten by a superior Ballinacourty outfit. Note for your diary: The annual cul camps will take place in Ballymacarbry from 4-8th of August. Places for the cul camps can now be booked online.


16

ATHLETICS

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

KCK Athletic Club

Double Gold for Ellen Boylan Irish team to compete in European Marathon Cup at County Championships THE first round of the County Championships went ahead last Sunday on the attractive RSC track. This corresponding fixture had to be moved to Kilmacow last year due to the development of a new track so it was nice to be back on home turf. Bright breezy conditions greeted the seven Waterford clubs who took part in what was a very enjoyable and competitive day of athletics. KCK had a very good turn out and finished the day with medals and some great performances. Ellen Boylan was the star of the day for KCK as she scooped three medals, two of which were gold. Competing in the U-11 age group, Ellen timed her 600m to perfection as her fast finish took her from 4th to 1st on the home straight and claim a dramatic victory. She was equally impressive in her long jump competition where she jumped a super distance of 3.40 metres to take another gold medal. Having qualified through her heats, Ellen also lined up in the girls 60m final. Here after a poor start, Ellen picked it up, snatching a bronze medal on the line with a great dip. Roseanne Power and Kayleigh Cass competing in their first county championships on the track both performed very strong as they qualified from their heats to reach the girls U-10 60m final. Here Roseanne placed a very strong 4th just piped for a medal, with Kayleigh hot on her heels in 6th. Kayleigh also put in a strong display in her 500m finishing a well placed 6th. In the boy’s U-10, Shane Power had a good day, competing very well in his sprint and long jump. His sister Nadia was also busy in the girl’s U-12 age, as she showed great speed in her 80m sprint, while also performing well in her long jump and turbo javelin. Newcomer Charlie Ahern had a great run in the boys U-9 60m sprint, placing 4th in his heat, as well as strong performances in his long jump and 300m race. At U-12 level, Kyle Walsh and Christopher Ahern both did very well, especially in the

field events. Donnacha Dunphy put in a strong performance in his U-11 600m, finishing in 6th place, after a busy morning of jumping and sprints behind him. Sisters Shíona and Róisín Dunphy continued to show their return to fitness with good workouts over the sprints and middle distance. Róisín did very well in what was a fast 1500m at U-14 level, while also making the final of her 80m sprint. Emily Keane and Margaret Ann Boylan were both unfortunate to be just pushed out of the medals in the girls U-15 100m final, placing 4th and 5th respectively. Percy O’Callaghan came up just short of a medal, when he placed a good 4th in the boys U-16 1500m. Finally, at senior level, John Behan had a good workout taking 2nd place in the 1500m, with a good run. A big thank you to all parents who turned up on the day with their children and to those who helped officiate in some events. All athletes performed very well and enjoyed a great day of action. A special well done to all of those competing for their first time on the track. Day two of the championships will take place in two weeks time. COUNTIES DAY 2 The next big outing for the club will be DAY 2 of the county championships which takes place next Sunday, May 25th. Once again the RSC will play host for this event with another 11.00 a.m. start. Sprint hurdles, 200m for all age groups as well as many more events. The programme for Day 2 of the championships can be found on the club’s website. Events will get under way at 12.30 pm and the club looks forward to seeing another good turn out from all our athletes. Please check out the full list of events on the club’s website. TRAINING Training takes place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 pm in Lemybrien GAA Field. All children interested in joining the club are most welcome to attend. The club will be travelling to lots of events over the

KCK Athletes at the opening day of the County Track and Field Championships.

ATHLETICS Ireland has announced that for the first time they will be sending a team to compete in the European Marathon Cup at the European Track and Field Championships in Zurich in August. Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders AC) will lead the men’s team and Nicola Duncan (Galway City Harriers AC) will lead the women’s team. The Marathon Cup is a team marathon competition run in conjunction with the European championships Marathon with the results based on the national team’s three fastest finishers. Pollock will be joined by Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF) a previous winner and runner up in our own John Treacy Dungarvan 10 and Tomas Frazier (St Malachy’s AC) and Kevin Seward (St Malachy’s AC). The members of the Irish women’s team include Maria McCambridge (Dundrum South Dublin AC), who also has won the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 miler Barbara Sanchez (Clonliffe Harriers AC) and Clare McCarthy (Leevale AC) a previous win-

ner of our annual James Hughes memorial cross country race in October. In preparation for Zurich, Paul Pollock has produced a number of encouraging performances lately including a half marathon personal best of 62.09 at the World Half Marathon Championships in March. He also ran an impressive time of 28.32.18 for 10,000m at the Payton Jordon Invitational Meeting in California last weekend which was inside the standard for the 10k for the European Championships (28.35) Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF) is the current national marathon champion and will be joined by road race specialist Frazier and Seward to make up a strong men’s team in Zurich. There was heartbreak for Duncan at the World Half Marathon Championships when she was forced to pull out due to injury. However, she bounced back in spectacular fashion when she ran a stunning new personal best of 2.33.28 in the London Marathon on April 13th. She is joined on the Irish women’s team by Maria

KCK Athletes at the opening day of the County Track and Field Championships.

Pole vault record for Thomas Houlihan MUNSTER U-23 TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS WELL done to Thomas Houlihan who set a new Munster record in the under 23 Pole Vault at the RSC recently. Thomas cleared a great height of 4.50 smashing the old standard set in 1991 of 4.10.

2x1 for Ray Burke

KCK Athletes at the opening day of the County Track and Field Championships. summer months and so now is the perfect time to get involved in the sport. CLUB WEBSITE Check out all the latest happenings in the club on our website at www.kckac.ie FIXTURES May 18th: Courceys Open Sports: Ballinspittle GAA Grounds: 1 p.m. May 25th: County T&F

Championships Day 2: RSC, Waterford: 11 a.m. June 6th: Grange-Fermoy Open Sports: Colaiste an Chraoibhinn, Fermoy: 6.30 p.m. June 7th/8th: Munster U9U13 Track & Field Championships: Ennis. June 15th: Munster Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships: CIT.

Winner of the 2 lap league Richard Stilwell is presented with his winner prize by sponsor Mark Mason at the recent Mason Mortgages and Financial Services Colligan league.

An Ghaeltacht/ Aird Mhór A.C.

Catherine Condon, Brian and Fiona Ormonde at the finish line of the Blue Wall Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile road race, number 3 in the 20th annual Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS summer series.

McCambridge (Dundrum South Dublin AC), Barbara Sanchez (Clonliffe Harriers AC) and Clare McCarthy (Leevale AC). McCambridge is the 2014 Irish marathon champion and has represented Ireland to the very highest level on the roads, track and cross country over the last decade. McCarthy finished second in the Dublin Marathon last October and Sanchez is coming off a fifth place finish in the Seville Marathon in February. European Championships Marathon Team Selection Men Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders AC) Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham AC) Thomas Frazer (St Malachy’s AC) Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s AC) Women Nicola Duncan (Galway City Harriers AC) Barbara Sanchez (Clonliffe Harriers AC) Maria Cambridge (Dundrum South Dublin AC) Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC)

Ann Quinn winner of the Ladies 2 lap league is presented with her prize by Mark Mason at the recent Mason Mortgages and Financial Services Colligan league.

THE Club had a number of athletes who travelled to Waterford on Sunday last, 11th May, for the County Track and Field Championships in the RSC. Congratulations to everyone who ably represented the Club, with the following results: Ciara Quinn was a double medal winner, coming 1st in the Girls U-9 turbo javelin and second in her long jump competition. Neasa Keevers brought home a silver medal in the Girls U-11 long jump and Gráinne Kiernan was 3rd in the Girls U-12 turbo javelin. In the track events, we had a number of medal winners, with Laoise Keevers coming 3rd in the Girls U-14 100 metres sprint and our Girls U-15 relay team of Laoise Keevers, Meadhbh Kiernan, Katie Ahern and Laura Miller all running well to finish 3rd in that event. We also had success at Senior level, with Noel Quinn bringing home two medals, coming 2nd in the javelin and 3rd in the discus competition, rounding off a very successful day for the Quinn family! Well done again to all who travelled to Waterford and we wish all our athletes the very best in their next outings.

CLUB member Ray Burke had a busy day recently when early on a Saturday morning he made the journey to run the Bandon half marathon, a race re completed in a time of 1.39.56. He then made the journey back to Waterford to face the starters gun for the Waterford to Tramore race later on the same Saturday evening and this he completed in a time of 56.17.

Membership JUST a quick reminder to you all that membership is now well and truly overdue and with so many races over the next few months only currently paid up members will feature in club the team prizes. Paschal Proctor is the person to see if you want to join and the yearly fee is €25. Membership is based on the calendar year which means that all those that join will be members of the club until December 2014 and renewal will begin for everybody again in January 2015.


WEST WATERFORD AC

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

17

MINNIES FIT4LIFE SUMMER RUNNING LEAGUE

Good turn-out on the third night ROUND three of the popular Minnies League took place in the grounds of the Friary College last Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday night until June 10th so to all those that have yet to sign up there is plenty of time and room for you all. We had 79 runners taking part over the various distances on offer and we hope to see more for the remaining weeks. There is a choice of 1, 2,3 or 4 laps of the league and we cater especially for those who have never ran before, the emphasis is on participation and improving your fitness levels and not speed so be sure to come along and give it a go! The league gets underway at 7 o’clock each Tuesday night and registration begins from 6.30 p.m. The fee each night is just €2 and water will be provided at the finish. See you on Tuesday. ONE LAP LEAGUE Well done to all the run-

Sandra Prendergast pictured with a lap to go at the Minnies Fit4life summer league at St. Augustine's College. ners that took part in the one lap league. First home was John Foley in 9.04, followed by Richie Power and Bernie Walsh in 11, 21 and 13.56 respectively.

TWO LAP LEAGUE The two lap league had a mixture of new faces as well as regulars and all did really well with more to come no doubt. Sean Dwyer led the field home for the 3rd consecutive night. Aoife Hamilton, who will surely break the 15 minute mark in the coming weeks. 3rd, was Josie Ui Churrin in 18.05. Conor Coleman had a good run finishing in 18.54. Una Mulligan, Rena Condon and Stephen Lannen will have their eye on 20 minutes next week having all missed out by less than 3 seconds this week. THREE LAP LEAGUE Yevgeniy Chizhikov led home the three lappers this week followed by Niamh O’Donovan who is running very well at the moment. She ran the 3 laps in 25.55. Next was Micheal O'Churrin in 26.52. Onra Power had a good running, finishing in

Shane O’Riordan comes into the finish line at Minnies Fit4life summer league at St. Augustine's College last Tuesday evening. 29.30. We look forward to hearing more about all the

three lap runners over the coming weeks. 4 LAP LEAGUE First home was Tom Leahy in 29.05. He was followed by a newcomer to the league, Derek Nolan from Clonmel who ran a very good 29.31. Next was David Towey in 31.23, his best time in this year’s league as he continues his comeback from an injury lay-off. First lady was Corinna Walsh in 33.48. Tom Moroney will be aiming to get under 35 having missed out by just 2 second. Well done to Ted O'Leary and Paul Brunnock who ran the 4 laps just 2 days after running the Limerick Marathon. THANKS Thanks to the St. Augustine's College for permitting the league to be held on their grounds and of course to all the crew who helped with the smooth running of the league, thanks so much.

20TH ANNUAL GER WYLEY SPORTS SUMMER SERIES 2014 – RACE 4

Nineteenth Annual An Tobar Ardmore 5 on Friday week May 23rd RACE 4 the 19th Annual An Tobar Ardmore 5 mile will take place on Friday week May 23rd at 8 pm. Traditionally we had the Ardmore race as the final race in the series but with the reshuffle this year the Ardmore race will now be race number 4 in the series. Michael Hennessey and his team have all aspects of the event in motion at this stage and we look forward to our annual visit to the home of St

Declan, beautiful village of Ardmore. The course will remain the same as previous years with the 2 lap circuit. Registration and changing will be at the Ardmore GAA club pavilion (by kind permission) and we sincerely thank Ardmore GAA for the use of their fine facility as they have done now for many years. Thanks also to An Tobar and Ken Pallister for his ongoing sponsorship of the race. This race has a different prize pol-

icy to other races. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female athletes and after that prizes will be awarded to the first male and female athletes in each of the star signs. Entry to this race is only €5 to coincide with the West Waterford AC policy of making races affordable for all where its possible to do so (where would you get it) and this includes chip timing at no extra cost to you the runner. Please come along and sup-

port our efforts. See ye at the round tower guys.!! GER WYLEY SPORTS/SKINS SUMMER SERIES-RACE 4 Please note that entry to the Summer Series is separate to that of the 10 individual race entries. In order to feature on the league tables and to qualify for the €30 SKINS voucher you must join the series. Run any 6 races and you automatically get a SKINS voucher for €30 and

run all eleven you will receive a special prize courtesy of our sponsors. It costs €5 to enter the series and you may enter at any of the races but please note that entry closes at the Dromana race on June 20th and we will not be accepting any entries after that so make sure you get your entry in for the series in the upcoming races. Best value summer series in the country where else would you get it.?

Dates for Ballycotton Summer Series 2014 THURSDAY, May 22nd sees the start of the Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series for 2014. The Series has now been on the go for 33 years and offers all standards of runners a chance to test themselves over the five-mile distance from May to August at four different venues. There is a comprehensive prize list for each event plus overall awards which are decided on cumulative time over the four races. In addition, a special T-shirt will be awarded to the first 50 men and first 20 women overall and all runners completing the four races will receive the famous souvenir plaque.

As facilities such as parking, toilets, etc are limited at each venue it is vital that runners arrive early on the night. Entries open at 6pm for each race the dates for the Ballycotton summer series have been finalised and the dates are as follows: Ballyandreen 5 mile - Thursday, May 22nd at 8 p.m. Shanagarry 5 mile-Thursday, June 26th at 8 p.m. Churchtown South 5 mile-Thursday, July 24th at 8 p.m. Ballycotton 5 mile-Thursday, August 28th at 7.30 p.m.

Thank you from the organisers of Aglish Fun run/walk ON Easter Monday, 2nd Aglish Fun Run / Walk in aid of Childrens Hospital Crumlin took place. Over 200 adults and 50 children took part. This fundraising event would not be possible without our sponsors. All our sponsors are named on our Facebook page with the main sponsor being Lidl. As I have so many people to thank it will not be possible to name you all but you know who you are. Special thanks to Conor and Jamie and all the stewards who were on traffic duty. To Gary and his crew in The Civil Defence who provided medical cover, Aglish Community Hall for the use of Hall. Our pho-

tographers David & John Coleman and Irina Duane who took wonderful photos. To all the people that helped with food preparation and dishing it out on the day thanks very much. Thanks to all the people that took the time and effort to run, walk and raise much needed funds for Crumlin. To the local papers, James Veale, Viki Mulhall, Kay Ledingham, and Dorothy Ahearne for all the publicity. A cheque for €3,340 + a cheque for €1,060 from Aglish Fun Run has been forwarded to Crumlin. Thanks from Liam & Anne O’Donnell.

Raivis Zakis and Dzintars Klava pictured after completing the 83.3 kilometres Transvulcania ultra marathon of the island of Las Palma last Saturday.

Huge performance by Raivis Zakis at Transvulcania Ultra Marathon THERE’S ultra marathons and there’s ultra marathons and then there’s the Transvulcania ultra marathon which is held around the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands over a distance of 83.3 kilometres of pure hellish climbs and a volcano thrown in for good measure and to round it off heat which rises to 26 degrees as the morning progresses. The race which is in its 5th year had a massive field of over 2,000 starters toe the line for the early 6.00 a.m. Saturday morning start. So difficult is the terrain which the race is held over that big numbers never make the finish line such is the severity of the climbs, many of these climbs actually have runners on all 4’s at stages, then for some it’s the severity of the descents that cause the problems and such was the case

for Raivis who very early in the race actually just passed the 13 mile mark a twist to his ankle meant a very painful final 39 miles just in case things weren’t difficult enough, anyway battle on he did and completed what he described as the most difficult race of his career bar none. Raivis finished 177th from the big field in a time of 10 hours and 36 minutes, a brilliant achievement not alone to complete the race which is the goal of most of the competitors at this event but to achieve such a high finishing position was an added bonus. Dzintars Klava also competed and he finished in 365th place with a time of 11 hours and 50 minutes again finding the event beyond hard and almost impossible to complete. Well done to both me thinks a big rest now men

Tom Jordan Memorial Portlaw 5 mile race

Time for a photo for Ray Burke, David Walsh and Tom Moroney after they had complete the Blue Wall Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile road race, number 3 in the 20th annual Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS summer series.

Annerville 10K race THE Annerville 10K Road race took place last Sunday in Clonmel with 350 walkers and runners taking part. Conditions were quite windy for the race but dry. The club had 3 participants taking part on the day and one of these was Joe Gough who won the over 60 category in a time of 37.49 finishing 23rd overall. Tom Hogan ran an excellent time of 46.26 and can be well pleased with this time. And a very well done also to Nuala Hogan who ran a time of 56.54. The race winner was Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe Harriers in 32.19 and the Lady’s victory went to Marie McCarthy Farrenfore Maine Valley AC in a time of 37.16 finishing 13th overall.

Running Quote RUNNING is special. We've all done it: well, poorly, focused, in fear, being pursued, toward a goal. It's just elemental. Running is like fire.

WELL done to all the club members who ran in Friday night’s Portlaw 5, there was a total field of 169 finishers in the race. First home for the club was Damien Murphy in an excellent 5th place with a time of 28.12, next was Joe Gough who won the over 60 category and was well inside the 30 minute barrier when clocking a time of 29.24. Ray Hahesy also broke the 30 minutes with 29.51 Ray was 30.18 over this same course in 2013, this was his first time ever getting under the magic 30 minute mark for 5 and proves his in great form presently, Noel Murphy Waterford AC won the race in 26.44 and 18 runners broke the 30 minute mark on the night. The ladies winner was Angela McCann Clonmel AC in 30.58. West Waterford’s first Lady home was the ever improving Sandra Prendergast with a time of 34.44 and hot on her heels was Niamh O’Donovan who

was unlucky not to brake the 35 minute mark when clocking a time of 35.06, Bernie Prendergast ran 2 seconds faster than her time of 2013 when she recorded 38.14 and Onra Power ran a time of 40.17 over 4 minutes faster than 2013.Terri Gough ran 48.36 two minutes faster than last year. The race was race 2 in the Outfield sports Carrick AC series. Next race in the Carrick AC series is the Deadmans 5 in Carrick-on-Suir on the 6th of June. Results: Damien Murphy Joe Gough Ray Hahesy Michael Dunford Mark Cliffe Tom Moroney Sandra Prendergast Niamh O’Donovan Ray Burke Bernie Prendergast John Foley Onra Power Padraig De Burca Terri Gough

28.12 29.24 29.51 32.49 32.53 33.35 34.44 35.06 37.59 38.14 39.24 40.17 43.55 48.36


18

GOLF

DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB Tel. Office 058-43310, Fax. 058-44113, Pro Shop 058-44707. Website: www.dungarvangolfclub.com; Email: dungarvangc@eircom.net VICE-CAPTAIN'S PRIZE Another fascinating week at the club highlighted by the Vice- Captains Prize presented by David Raher. Conditions were tough with strong winds and some tricky pin locations but Ned O'Connor did enough with a 70 to take first place. There were numerous stories of dropped shots and disasters but Ned displayed some of his old skills that made him a plus three handicap in his day. Our popular Vice Captain presented a wonderful array of prizes on Sunday night. In other news, our Bruen team fell at the first hurdle against Lismore at the Gold Coast. In conditions that were borderline unplayable at times our final pairing were defeated on 17 with the match evenly poised.The management and panel deserve special mention for the effort and commitment given. Our ladies teams both had second round matches last Sunday with mixed results. Our minor team led by managers Bridget and Teresa had a great win against Fota Island GC but our Challenge team led by Christine and Bernie fell. Well done to all concerned. We would like to wish Juniors Daniel Raher and

Tomas Nee the best of luck as they represent our club in the US Kids All Ireland Championship at Portmarnock Links. Finally, a special mention to our resident chefs Tom and Chris on the fantastic banquet prepared last week for a christening at a members request. If you are thinking of a party, you won't go wrong at the club. NEW GUI CARDS PLEASE COLLECT New GUI/ILGU cards are available for collection from the bar. These new cards replace your existing card, which you should dispose of with immediate effect. CLUB RAFFLE This year again Dungarvan Golf Club is running a Club Raffle for a fantastic array of prizes. Do you fancy a holiday abroad in magnificent Cannes, beautiful furnishings, or a relaxing getaway break in a luxury Irish Hotel? To be in with a chance to win these and other superb prizes, enter the Dungarvan Golf Club's big raffle! Tickets are just €2 each and the club would be grateful of members and visitors support buying or selling tickets. Tickets are on sale in the clubhouse. All the prizes listed are kindly donated by Club members and we thank them for their generosity and

West Waterford Golf & Country Club Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343.E-mail: info@westwaterfordgolf.com Website: www.westwaterfordgolf.com COMPETITION RESULTS High Handicap Tuesday, 6th May 1st Fintan Gee 22pts, 2nd Tomás Curran 21pts. Al Eile Qualifier Wednesday, 7th May 1st Ollie Broderick (18) - 36pts, 2nd Colm O’Callaghan (8) - 36pts, Extra Qualifier: Brian Cashman (15) - 34pts. CSS 37 Club Competition 10/11th May – 18 Hole Stableford 1st. Stephen Spillane (13) – 38pts b9, 2nd. Gavin Fitzgerald (12) – 38pts, Gross: Darragh Herlihy (5) – 29 gross, 3rd. Michael Stack (21) – 36pts b9. CSS: Sat 35pts, Sun 36pts. FIXTURES Tuesday, 13th May – High Handicap Competition Wednesday, 14th May – Al Eile Qualifier 18 hole stableford Friday 16th/Saturday, 17th May – Grow Classic – 3 person Rumble. Saturday 17th/ Sunday, 18th May – Club Competition – 18 Hole Stroke.

CAPTAIN’S PRIZE 2014 Mr. Bertie Hallahan will host his eagerly awaited Captain’s Prize over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The amount of work Bertie has put into the club is unprecedented and the results of his efforts can be seen on the course and in the clubhouse. This man doesn’t talk about what needs doing, he just draws up the plans, dons the working gear and gets the job done. To put it in a few words: If something needs doing just call in the B Team. You can show your appreciation by turning out in force for the Captain’ Prize. Qualifying wiil be on Friday, 30th May from 2pm, and all day Saturday, 31st May. Top 65 qualifiers plus ties will play in the final on Sunday, 1st June. Time sheets are now posted in clubhouse where you can book or simply call the office at 43216. Draw for playing partners will be on Wednesday, 28th May. As we anticipate a large entry, early booking is advisable.

support. Fundraising initiatives such as these are becoming an increasingly important part of the clubs revenue and your continued support is very much appreciated. The grand draw will take place on the night of the President’s Prize 17th August 2014. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS Dungarvan Golf Club is currently offering fantastic value for new memberships. You can now join for just €300 which is as little as 83 cents a day. Please contact Secretary Manager Irene Lynch at 058-43310 or email at dungarvangc@eircom.net to avail at this offer. DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 20TH EVENT This year will see the 20th running of the Dungarvan Golf International, a tournament run by the three local clubs and to celebrate the clubs have decided to give a very special rate to all members of the three clubs wishing to take part this year. The event will run from Monday, 19th May to Thursday, 22nd May. The best two scores from each player from the first three days will count and 40 players will qualify for the final on Thursday in the following order: Top 10 overseas players. Top 10 Visiting players. Next 20 in order of merit. For more information contact Irene at Dungarvan Golf Club, Austin at West Waterford and Bob or mark at the Gold Coast. MARY & MOLLIE CLASSIC The Mary & Mollie Classic will be run on Thurs., 22nd & Fri., 23rd May and the timesheet is now almost at capacity. Anyone wishing to

book one of the last remaining 5 lines may wish to reserve a time ASAP in order to avoid disappointment. This is a very worthwhile cause. GENTS RESULTS Mon., 5th Open Singles Winner Shane O'Keeffe (7) Stackstown 34 pts. Wed//Thurs., 7th/8th Singles Winner George Walsh(18) 38pts, Runner-Up Sean Norris (5) 36 pts. Fri./Sat., 9th/10th Open Singles Winner Des Power (22) 36 pts. Sun. 11th Vice-Captain's Prize Winner Ned O'Connor (18) 70, Runner-Up Tom Conway (10) 72, Gross John Reynolds 74, Third Matthew Lynch (19) 74. GENTS FIXTURES Mon. 12th Open Seniors (+50) Singles; Thursday 15th Open Singles; Friday 16th Singles; Sat. 17th Ballinacourty Singles; Sun. 18th Intermediate (12-18) & Minor (19+) Scratch Cups. Mon 19th Open Seniors (50+) Singles. LADIES RESULTS Tues., 6th Winner Joanne Fitzgerald (15) 75, RunnerUp Breda McCarthy (6) 76, Gross Betty O'Brien 92, Third Maura Kindregan (20) 76. LADIES FIXTURES Mon. 12th Open Seniors (50+), Tues. 13th Open Singles sponsored by Shaws, Sat. 17th Singles, Mon 19th Open Seniors (50+). NOTES FROM THE PRO SHOP Business has picked up in the last few weeks with Cobra equipment proving very popular. Puma and Crocs are also very popular in the spikeless shoe range. David is busy with custom fits & lessons as we get ready for the summer season. You can follow the latest releases and special offers on David's

JIMMY BRUEN SHIELD A gale force wind combined with intermittent heavy showers made play very close to impossible at Gold Coast on Saturday. Despite this the first round tie with the host club went ahead. Through 9 holes it looked as though we might shade the tie having been up in two matches and level in two more. With conditions worsening by the minute the home side coped better and emerged deserving winners on a 4-1 scoreline. David Condon and his team had put in a lot of preparation for the tie and maybe on another day the result might have been different. Thanks to David, Lanson and the entire panel for their efforts. Best of luck to Gold Coast and as always we appreciate the warm welcome afforded us on the day. NEW INDEX SCORE CARDS The new index cards came into effect on May 2nd, and the response to date has been positive. In all 9 changes have been made on the mens course and 4 on the ladies course. Following the Captain’s Prize we will conduct an analysis of the newly indexed course and it will be interesting to see those results. Watch this space. NEW GUI CARDS New GUI cards can now

be collected at the office. Please remember to destroy your old card on receipt of the new one. AL EILE MENS OPEN Popular open mens Competition continues every Wednesday. Weekly prizes plus qualification for grand final. Ask at office for details of our loyalty bonus. Please book online or ring office 058 43216 SUMMER CHALLENGE CUP This competition is open to golfers who are not affiliated to a club. A players best 3 cards will constitute his score in the league table. Entrants may play any day subject to pre booking. The competition is 18 hole stableford. GROW CLASSIC Open 3 Person Rumble for ladies, gents or mixed teams – Friday 16th & Saturday, 17th May. Format: One score on holes 1-6, Two scores on holes 7-15, Three scores on holes 16,17,18. Contact Philip Duggan 086 0816997 or ring the office at 058 43216 to book times. FRIARY HANDBALL CLASSIC The annual Friary Handball Classic takes place at West Waterford Golf Club on Friday/Saturday June 6th/7th. GOLF LESSONS With Timmy Murphy on Wednesday, 21st May. See

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Dungarvan Golf Club Club Classic kindly sponsored by John Reynolds, Kereen Building Services. Mixed prize winners Front Row L-R: Niamh and John Reynolds, Sponsor; Noirin and Karen Darcy, winners. Back Row L-R: David Crowley, Club Captain; J. J. Quinn and Ger Darcy, winners. [Pat Crowley]

online catalogue at www. Davidhayesgolf.com. JUNIOR NOTES Tuition for our beginners and pre juniors continues next Saturday at 3 p.m. Non members are welcome and all equipment is provided Enquiries relating to junior golf can be directed to club professional David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at golfpro@eircom.net. VOLUNTEERS FOR GIRLS GOLF I again appeal for any male or female club members who would have an hour each week to spare in the summer months to help with the junior girls golf. You can contact me via Irene at the club. Many thanks Niamh Reynolds. SIXTY.COM Results 7th Winners Jim

Kiersey, Ann Twomey & Jackie Fahey 275⁄8, RunnersUp Bill McAllig, Matt Whelan, Sean O’Ciarba & John Considine 2911⁄12, Third Shay O'Connor, Pat McGovern, Bob Frizelle & Des Power 2911⁄12. Next competition Wed 14th at 2 p.m. YOUNGONES Results 7th Winner Bernie Hayes 16 pts. Next competition Wed. 14th at 2.15. LADIES CLUB Congratulations to the Minor Cup Team who advanced to the third round of the Minor Cup with a great win over Fota in Water Rock on Sunday last winning 4 matches. The Challenge Team were narrowly defeated by Charleville in a hard fought match at the same venue, well done to all the team

members caddies and managers. NEW MEMBERS AND LADIES INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT GOLF We are holding a special Thursday golf night for new members and ladies interested in giving the game of golf a go! Members will be on hand to play a few holes with beginners and new members at 7.30 pm on Thursday nights. If you are interested please contact the office or any committee member or just come along on at 7.30 on Thursday night to Dungarvan Golf Club and play a few holes in a relaxed friendly environment. You will be most welcome, we will have some clubs available on the night for those who want to try out the game.

West Waterford Golf Club, Junior Scratch Cup. Bertie Hallahan, Captain, presents the Junior Scratch Cup to the winner, Morrie Ferncombe. Included is Pat Murray, Club President. [Sean Byrne] notice board for details. DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 20th EVENT This year sees the 20th running of the Dungarvan Golf International, a tournament run by the three local clubs, and to celebrate the clubs have decided to offer a very special rate to all members of the three clubs wishing to take part this year. The event will run from Monday 19th May to Thursday 22nd May. The best two scores from each player from the first three days will count and 40 players will qualify for the final

on Thursday in the following order: Top 10 overseas players, Top 10 visiting players. Next 20 in order of merit. For more information contact Irene at Dungarvan Golf Club, Austin or Gillian at West Waterford Golf Club, and Bob or Mark at Gold Coast Golf Club. WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES RESULTS 18 hole stroke (GOY & Medal) kindly sponsored by Mary Donnelly, Bridget Broderick and Brid Power. Eithne Ashby (16) 73 nett; Noreen Tighe (27) 75 nett;

Jean Conway (19) 77 nett. FIXTURES 1. 18 hole S/F on Wednesday 14th (limited tee times) or Thursday, 15th May, kindly sponsored by Solas Na Mara (Heilhic Seaweed Baths). 2. 18 hole S/F on Sunday 18th May kindly sponsored by Bridget Spratt. Presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place Sunday following the Sunday Competition. We encourage all prizes winners to make a special effort to be present. 3. The month 9 hole continues - 2 cards to count.


GOLF

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Lismore Golf Club Phone 058-54026. Email: lismoregolfclub@eircom.net Website: www.lismoregolf.org MEN’S RESULTS & FIXTURES Saturday 10th / Sunday, 11th May – 18 Holes Singles V/Par sponsored by Councillor James Tobin: 1st Timmy Sheehan (12) +3; 2nd Noel McNamara (17) 0; 3rd Dennis McCarthy (14) 0 B9. CSS: Saturday 68; Sunday 71. This week’s winner of the very popular V par competition is Tallow native Timmy Sheehan. Timmy finished on +3 to end up the clear victor this week. Timmy turned on +3 and held it together on the back nine to maintain his score and claim the spoils this week. Second is Lismore man Noel McNamara with a score of 0. Noel was minus 2 turning and came home +2 to end up with 0. Beaten on a count back on the back 9 was Dennis McCarthy. Dennis was minus 1 turning and came back with +1 to end on 0 also. So well done to all and despite the second and third placed players ending up on nothing they will get something!! Tuesday Bacon Results – 1st Willie Henry, Ted Keniry, Alf Barden 34.5 pts.; 2nd Larry Kiely, Christy Hanrahan, Paudie

Prendergast 31.0 pts. Thursday 8th – Kelleher’s SuperValu Open Qualifier Results: 1st Charlie O’Sullivan (12) 33 pts.; 2nd Bill Ronayne (12) 32 pts. Friday Mixed results – Friday, 9th May: 1st Sheila Denn, Helen Farrow, Dom Spillane 26.5 pts.; 2nd Dermot Wall, Una Dowd, Katherine Moynihan 23 pts. FIXTURES Tuesday Bacon, 13th May, at 5.45 p.m. If your running late ring ahead to include your name for the draw. Thursday, 15th May, Kelleher’s SuperValu Open Singles Stableford Qualifier. Friday 16th: No Mixed. LISMORE VICE-PRESIDENT’S PRIZE The Vice-President’s prize (Willie Henry) is on next weekend 17th / 18th May. The time sheet is already up in the men’s locker so it’s only a matter of picking your partners and your favourite time, if you’re early. Presentation of prizes will be at 8pm on the Sunday. Saturday 17th / Sunday, 18th May, 18 holes Singles, Stroke, Vice-President Prize (Willie Henry). LISMORE BRUEN TEAM In near apocalyptic condi-

You can contact us by phoning 058-44055 Our email address is: goldcoastgolf@cablesurf.com. Our website is: www.goldcoastgolfclub.com RESULTS Monday, 5th May: Junior Scratch Cup, CSS 75 1st: Micheal White (5) 77 gross. 2nd: Conor Barrett (5) 78 gross, Dungarvan. 3rd: Ger Bagge (6) 82 gross. Best Nett: Michael Kavanagh (5) 74. Tuesday, 6th May: Open Seniors, CSS 36 pts Reduction Only 1st: Liam Wall (7) 34 pts. Friday, 9th May: Open Singles, CSS 34 pts Reduction Only. 1st: Tom Queally (19) 30 pts. S a t u r d a y / S u n d a y, 10th/11th May: Club Competition, CSS 34 pts 1st: Tommy Long (14) 32 pts; Gross: Colin McArthur (7) 24 pts. FIXTURES Tuesday, 13th May: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents. Friday, 16th May: Open 18 Holes Stableford. Saturday, 17th May: Club Competition. Sunday, 18th May: Monthly Medal, Blue and Stroke. Tuesday, 20th May: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents.

JIMMY BRUEN IN GOLD COAST Despite the very windy conditions four matches went ahead on Saturday morning. In the first match the Gold Coast were paired with West Waterford and in a very tough match the Gold Coast eventually came out winners. The Gold Coast team was John Hallinan, Mark O’Dwyer, Kieran Cullinan, Ian Pericho, Tom White, Roy Ware, Ger Bagge, Michael Lenihan, Declan Kiely and Niall O’Brien. In the other matches Waterford Castle beat Williamstown, Youghal beat Dunmore East and Lismore beat Dungarvan. The evening games were called off and switched to Sunday morning. On Sunday the Gold Coast were again first out, this time against Faithlegg, and Waterford Castle played Tramore. The Gold Coast team lined out as they did on Saturday. We knew we were in for a tough game here as Faithlegg took leads in three of the matches early on and the Gold Coast players were struggling to stay with them.

19

tions Ger Aherne’s charges were sent out to bat on behalf of Lismore against Dungarvan in the Gold Coast on Saturday last. The Gold Coast was in tremendous condition and is a beautiful course to play...when the conditions are favourable... the sunny south east showed its teeth on Saturday with gale force winds battering the teams as the attempted to progress to the next round. The Lismore team ended up on the winning side it what can only be described as a war of attrition. In fairness it was a very close affair with the result in doubt to the very end. Pa Morrissey and John McGrath won their match, Richie Ormonde Jnr. and Barry Rumley won their match with the two other pairing of Ted O’Leary and James Bennett and the very unfortunate loss on the 18th with the paring of John Whelan and P. J. Coughlan finding the gusting wind playing havoc with their ball on the green, enabling their opponents to gain the advantage. Colm Burke and Paul Kenneally won on the 17th hole to gain the point needed and give Ger’s troops a chance to progress further in this year’s competition. Sunday afternoon was the meeting of Lismore and Waterford Castle again in the Gold Coast but the conditions thankfully were better, still breezy but a far brighter day and conducive to some level of golf to be played. The manager made a few changes to the team with a new pairing of

John Rumley and Martin Power, and we headed out in good spirits after the usual banter over the pre-game cup of tea. The day did not go according to plan with the Waterford Castle team taking the initiative in almost every game from the off and closing out the match early enough for the two remaining pairings left on the course to get honourable halves, Pa and John and Colm and Paul, I have been asked to put this in by the way!! So whilst we were beaten by a better team on the day we as a group still did the best we could for the club and we would like to thank all those who were involved and who came down and supported/caddied for the team. And also to the ever suffering manager Ger, the players and club again thank him for his efforts. MEMBERSHIP If you have not paid the annual Membership please do so as soon as possible. CLUB SWEEPSTAKE TICKETS The club are fundraising with a Golf Majors Sweepstake and all members are encouraged to purchase and sell as many of these tickets as possible and return them to the club as quickly as possible. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS The club championships (singles, mixed foursomes and foursomes) will commence at the end of the month and in the meantime the sheets are posted in the Gents locker room.

LISMORE LADIES GOLF CLUB RESULTS The three ladies that featured on Wednesday of last week, proved that they are not just a flash in the pan with all three showing up in the prizes again on Sunday in the prestigous Col O’Brien Cup. Sheila Denn, Anne Bennett and Betty Joyce had a most successful week claiming the top three places on Wednesday. Lady Captain Patricia Lonergan had a super 67 nett on Sunday to take the Col O’Brien Cup with a few to spare over Sheila Denn who settled for 2nd spot on this occasion. Fiona Howard once again featured claiming the gross prize with Betty Joyce taking her second 3rd prize of the week. Chrissie Denn continues to improve, taking 4th place with Anne Bennett topping off a good week with 5th place. Sun 4th & Wed 7th May 18 Holes S/Ford - Kindly Sponsored by Cllr. James Tobin 1st Sheila Denn (23) 38 pts; 2nd Anne Bennett (18) 36 pts; Gross Betty Joyce (12) 47 Gross. COL O’BRIEN CUP Sun 11th May - Col. O'Brien Cup - 18 Holes Stroke - GOY - Kindly Presented by Mrs. Katherine Moynihan. 1st Patricia Lonergan (17) 67 Nett; 2nd Sheila Denn (23) 70 Nett; Gross Fiona Howard (5) 77 Gross; 3rd Betty Joyce (12) 71 Nett; 4th Chrissie Denn (34) 72 Nett; 5th Anne Bennett (18) 73 Nett; 6th Marie Condon (18) 76 nett

The team did put in a great effort and two of the three matches we lost were on the seventeenth and the final match went to the final hole. Our congratulations to the Faithlegg team. In the second game Waterford Castle defeated Tramore and qualified to play Lismore in the semi-final. The results of the semi-finals saw Youghal defeat Faithlegg on the 19th hole and Waterford Castle defeated Lismore. The final will be held in the Gold Coast on Thursday at 4 p.m. The club would like to thank Pat Power and all the panel of players for the effort they put in over the past number of weeks. We would also like to thank the course staff for the extra effort they put in, in preparing the course for the weekend. HOLE IN ONE Last weekend we heard reports of a member getting a hole in one when playing a round in Killarney, he was by himself and it reminded me of the following story: One Sunday morning, a priest wakes up and decides to go golfing. He calls his boss and says that he feels very sick, and won't be able to go to work. Way up in heaven, Saint Peter sees all this and asks God, "Are you really going to let him get away with this?" "No, I guess not, " says God. The priest drives about five to six hours away, so he doesn't bump into anyone he knows. The golf course is empty when he gets there. So he takes his first swing, drives the ball 295 yards

away and gets a hole in one. Saint Peter watches in disbelief and asks, " Why did you let him do that?" To this God says, "Who's he going to tell?" MICHAEL WHITE MEMORIAL CLUB FOURSOMES The following matches in the Michael Foursomes must be completed by 16th May: JJ Henley & Frank Waters v Billy Power & Johnny Ryan, Shane Casey & Lee Crotty v Kieran Cullinan & Tomas Wall, John Hallinan & Johnny Hughes v Tony Sheehan & Darren Power, Brian Fahey & Seamus O'Mahony v Michael Lenihan & Jimmy Beresford, Michael Kavanagh & Bryan Keohan v Tom White & Francis O'Connor, Stephen Greene & Tom Reynolds v John White and Tommy Long, Derek Power & David J Veale, James Hayes & John W Walsh are thru to the quarter-finals Matches not played by 12th May will be put on timesheet for 16th May. DAWN INTERNATIONAL MIXED FOURSOMES 1st Round Matches: To be played by 14th May. John White & Anne McGrath thru to quarter-finals Billy Power & Martina Corkery v Derek Power & Aisling Fennell Brian O'Connor & Bernie Morrissey v Andy Travers & Teresa Queally Tomas Wall & Serena Roche v Jimmy O'Dwyer & Ruth Hannigan Kiki Cullinan & Rosie Murphy v Francis O'Connor & Ann Keane Tom White & Loraine

Birney thru to quarter-finals. Martin Walsh & Helena Fitzgerald v Frank Waters & Karen Darcy John Queally & Mary Kiely v Jimmy Beresford & DD Hannigan. BONMAHON GAA CLUB CLASSIC Bonmahon, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, will host the Oliver Lennon Memorial Golf Classic in the Gold Coast from Thursday 15th to Sunday, 18th May. Main Sponsor Dawn Meats. Entry fee is €60 per team of three or €90 per team including carvery lunch. Re-entry for golf is €15 per person. Prizes as follows: 1st: 3 x €80 vouchers. 2nd: 3 x €70 vouchers. 3rd: 3 x €50 vouchers. 4th: 3 x €40 vouchers. Also prize for best non GUI/ILGU team which must have at least one player with a certified handicap. Format: 3 person rumble with one to count on front nine and two to count on back nine. A donation will be made to Waterford Hospice. DUNGARVAN GOLF INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 20TH EVENT This year will see the 20th running of the Dungarvan Golf International, a tournament run by the three local clubs and to celebrate the clubs have decided to give a very special rate to all members of the three clubs wishing to take part this year. The event will run from Monday, 19th May to Thursday, 22nd May. The

Lismore Golf Club Ladies Spring League Individual competition winner sponsored by East Cork Oil. Patricia Lonergan, Lady Captain pictured pesenting prize Catherine Neville.[Michael Kiely] b 9. Katherine presented all her beautiful prizes on Sunday evening and we thank her for her continued and much appreciated sponsorship of this, our first Important Competition of the year. All other outstanding prizes were also presented on Sunday evening and our thanks goes to all our sponsors whose support ensures our ability to make our ladies competitions as enjoyable and successful as they are. FIXTURES Wed., 14th May - 18 Holes S/Ford - Kindly Sponsored by Cllr. Micheál Cosgrove. Thurs., 15th May - 18 Holes S/Ford - Ladies Open Qualifier - Kindly Sponsored by Kellehers Super Valu Cappoquin - €5 members €10 Visitors - 3rd Thursday Every Month, Grand Final September 20th. Sat., 17th & Sun., 18th May - Vice Presidents Prize

to the Ladies & Gents 18 Holes Stroke - GOY - kindly presented by Mr. Willie Henry. Draw for Partners to take Place Wed., 14th May. Wed., 21st May - 18 Holes S/Ford - Members Prizes. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Desperate housewives is back this week on Monday nights as usual. So any lady out there who is interested in giving golf a go or would like to see if it would suit them please come along on any Monday night at 6.30 p.m. to meet other like minded ladies and have some guidence and a laugh with a few more experienced ladies who will show you the ropes. SOCIAL MIXED The Social mixed has started again, Friday evenings from 6.15 p.m. - All Men and ladies welcome, phone ahead if you are running late to be included in the draw.

best two scores from each player from the first three days will count and 40 players will qualify for the final on Thursday in the following order: Top 10 overseas players. Top 10 Visiting players. Next 20 in order of merit. For more information contact Irene at Dungarvan Golf Club, Austin at West Waterford and Bob or Mark at the Gold Coast. TONY DUNFORD MEMORIAL This tournament will take place on Wednesday, 11th June with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Two rounds of golf will be involved and teams will be made up of 4 players, gents, ladies or mixed. There is a limit of 20 teams for the event. Entry to Bob or Mark. The cost is €35 per person and this includes a contribution to a charity which will be announced asap. Anyone that played in it last year really enjoyed it and as far as I am aware most of the teams, if not all, will be taking part again this year. JUNIOR NOTES Best of luck to Seanie Lenihan who is playing in the US Kids All Ireland Final on Monday, 12th May. Also we would like to wish Daniel Raher and Michael Troy all the best as they are also in the finals. LADIES NOTES Results: Monday, 5th May 18 hole competition sponsored by Shaws Department Store. 1st: Elaine Goss (36) 35 pts; 2nd: Rosie Murphy (19) 34 pts; 3rd: Mary Kiely (13) 30 pts.

Fixtures: Captain's Prize to the Ladies kindly presented by Jimmy O'Dwyer will take place on Sunday, 18th May. (GOY) 18 Hole ongoing competition (2 cards to count) sponsored by Cynders Shoe Boutique. This competition will run until Saturday, 17th May. 10 hole ongoing competition. Our first Open Day will take place on Monday, 26th May. This will be a Champagne Scramble and is kindly sponsored by Dawn Meats Ltd. Omni Group10 hole competition every Thursday. Draw for partners will take place at 2pm. Hope to see you all there. Lady Captain’s Prize: The Lady Captain's Prize kindly presented by Williamina Reynolds will take place on Sunday, 1st June. To be eligible to win the main prize, members must have returned three 18 hole singles cards from the Gold Coast Club, one of which must be from a club qualifying competition within the current golfing season. All ladies intending to take part please enter your name on the sheet provided on the notice board in the Kiosk on or before Wednesday, 28th May when the draw for partners will take place. Our next presentation of prizes will take place on Friday, 23rd May at 7.30 followed by committee meeting at 8 p.m.


20

SOCCER

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Dungarvan United FC MATCH RESULTS Divison One: Dungarvan 4; Kilmacow 3. U12A League: Dungarvan 8; Piltown 1 U12B League: Dungarvan 1; Ferrybank 0 U14A League: Cancelled U13B League: Cancelled U15A League: Dungarvan 3; Tramore 1 U15B League: Villa 7; Dungarvan 2 FIXTURES Division two: Tramore V Dungarvan KO 6.30pm Wed 14th May Division one: Dungravan V Tramore KO 6.30pm Fri 16th May U14A Cup Game: Dungarvan V Villa Mon 12th May U12A League: Ferrybank V Dungarvan Mon 12th May U12B Cup Game: Dungarvan V Johnville Tues 13th May U13B leaque: Kilmacow V Dungarvan KO 6.30 pm Thur 15th May U11B Cup Game: Tramore V Dungarvan KO 10.30 am Sat 17th May U15A Cup Game Piltown V Dungarvan KO 2.30pm Sat 17th May JUNIOR (U-18), DIVISION ONE & TWO MANAGERS FOR THE FORTHCOMING SEASON Dungarvan United AFC are looking for expressions of interest for managers for the new season to manage our Junior, Divison one and Two teams. The committee will have a number of requirements for each team management before it makes a final decision. An interview process will be held. Application form from davidwalsh1@hotmail.com or contact any committee member. SCHOOLBOYS & SCHOOL GIRL MANAGERS FOR THE FORTHCOMING SEASON We are looking for expression of interest for the following teams, if you would like to get involved even if its not managing a team please make contact with us. Girls U-12, U-14, U-16 Boys U-11, U-12, U-13, U14, U-15, U-16 and U-18. Managers appointed by

29th May. Application form from davidwalsh1@hotmail.co m or contact any committee member. WEEKLY REVIEW Our Divison one team had a great win and beat Kilmacow 4- 3 which sets them up to play Tramore next Friday night at home at 6.30 p.m. in the O’Neill Sheridan Cup quarter-finals. Tonight our Divison two team travel to Tramore with a kick off at 6.30 pm to take part in the O’Neills Infirmary 2nd division cup 2nd round. Our schoolboys have done very well this week. Both our U-12 teams played and did very well. U-13B and U-14A games were both cancelled but on Saturday our two U-15 played as planned, our U15A with odds stacked against them this week did very well. Some teams still have league games left to play and taking part in cup games. Monday saw U-14A play host to Villa, U-12A travel to Ferrybank. No scores in when going to print. Last night U-12B played host to Johnville. Saturday will see U-11B travel to Tramore to play in a cup game and U-15A travel to Piltown. FLOODLIGHT FUNDRAISING CYCLE Dungarvan United is very close to floodlighting Kilrush Park. We are asking all players, coaches, parents, members and friends to help with our 50km and 100km cycle on 14th June next. Would you cycle or know someone who would, can you help fill a sponsorship card? Cards are available from coaches and any committee member or at the astro turf. Any queries to 087 6896983 or davidwalsh1@hotmail.com ACADEMY NEWS Saturday morning started off wet and windy morning at Kilrush Park on Saturday did deter some girls but hats off to those who came out and had their session. In between the showers the first session got underway there are new children joining us every week and it’s great to see them making new friends in the Academy. Second session ran over

as usual as no amount of rainfall can dampen the enthusiasm of these older academy boys. See you next week! HOLY COMMUNION Our very best wishes to the boys making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, Luke Hickey, David Horgan, Conaire Ó Siothcháin and Mark Finnegan. Everyone hopes you have a great day. Our Academy times are as follows on Saturday. Girl’s Academy 11.30 am to 12.30 pm (6 – 12 year olds) Boy’s Academy 20062007 1 pm to 2.15 pm, 20042005 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm With the brighter evenings and tournaments and challenges fast approaching. Last week saw our first midweek training session get underway and we had a full house. This session is for our U-9 players (born 2005) and it aims to give the squad additional drilling and training which they are eager for. Parents please be aware that all children must be accompanied to training by an adult, each child must wear shin-guards, bring a non fizzy drink and two euro contact 086 3053109 for any further assistance. TOURNAMENTS Clashmore Ramblers The Len Rodgers 7th Memorial Tournament 2014. This tournament will take place in Clashmore on Saturday, 31st May, this is always a great day out for the children. Noel Hayes Memorial takes place in Tramore on Friday, 23rd May. Please put dates in your diary and full details will follow by note/text to eligible players. CLUB GEAR We have an ongoing Special Offer which includes a Dungarvan United Kit (top, shorts, socks) Dungarvan Utd hooded Rain Jacket and crested Dungarvan Utd umbro hat all for €65.00 kids €70.00 adults. To order anything at the moment please call (087) 632 6611 or see Ken Gardner during Academy times on Saturday. LOTTO DRAW We had no Jackpot winner

Name: Tommy Hyslop Age: 12 Position on team: Sticker Team: U13B Favourite team: Liverpool Favourite player: Ronaldo Favourite food: Lasagne Hobbies: Soccer Ambition: Soccer player

Name: Brendan Collins Age:13 Position on team: Centre Back Team: U13B Favourite team: Liverpool Favourite player: Steven Gerrard Favourite food: Pizza Hobbies: Soccer Ambition: Soccer player

Name: Mark Dwyer Age: 12 Position on team: Right Back Team: U-13B Favourite team: Chelsea Favourite player: Eden Hazard Favourite food: Chicken Kiev Hobbies: Soccer Ambition: Soccer player

Dungarvan United FC Under 12A before they played Piltown at Kilrush park. mented with excellent games this week numbers drawn from Gary Donnelly and were 30..2..36. Jordan playing wide left and €100 winner is Johnathan we hope their work ethic conO’Donovan. Next week’s tinues for our big cup game Jackpot €3,100. Lotto cards next Saturday away to are coming in every week Piltown. As they say goals from our managers many win games and I don't want to thanks for your support on take away from the rest of the this, anyone who has yet to return cards please do so as soon as possible. SPECIAL MENTION For Michael Walsh – former player who was in hospital recently. Good to see him out and about over the weekend. AGM Our AGM is due to be held on Friday, 29th May at 7.30 p.m. in the club house we would encourage everyone to attend. U-15A TITLE STAYS IN Dungarvan Utd. 3; MANCHESTER Tramore 1. We in the "Manchester This was by far the most committed performance of United supporters club the season from these lads in Waterford branch" would like very difficult circumstances. to congratulate Manchester Considering we were short 8 City on their title success. players, Ben Murray on trial in Over the course of a 38 game season (and longer including Ipswich Town, injuries and illness with Gary, Shane, Rory cups, Europe etc.) the table and Aiden and also never lies. The experience of unfortunately absent were almost blowing it two years Michael, Davin and Dylan M, ago has definitely helped them cope with the pressure the lads put in a spirited performance against a Tramore that ultimately Liverpool team but we were well caved into. So here goes, my list of genuine supporters beaten. To name a man of the who have ALWAYS supmatch on this occasion would ported their team from be impossible as the team Gillingham play-off to the Premier league: Justin Leahy, performed superbly throughout. A guest appearance in David "Doc" O’Connor, goal by Toby Taylor must be Michael Fraher snr and jnr, mentioned and applauded. Thomas Duggan, Fran Ben Murray would have been Meehan, Brian O’Donnell, Kieran Lineen and if I have proud to have this performance himself. Kavan was left you out I apologise in exceptional out of position at advance but fair play and left back and bossed the credit where it is due ! REBUILDING STARTS game from his position. Rian NOW and Dylan O'Donovan were With United on the South immense up against one of the most formidable centre Coast for the Southampton forward pairings in the county away match (attended by Ger - keeping them scoreless up McGovern) United didn't to the last ten minutes with an waste the journey as firstly we have now got a genuine unfortunate penalty. Luke O'Callaghan didn't threat from set pieces again put a foot wrong at right back as Mata scored a sublime and was very composed free kick for the second time throughout. Luke in a matter of weeks (someGeoghegan and George had thing missing from our goals for column since Ronaldo their best games of the season to date, with Luke making left), and secondly a reputed one goal and being upended 27 million bid was made for promising left back Luke for our third goal (penalty). Shaw who may well be world Our midfield was compli-

team but it was our lone striker Dylan Swales who collected the match ball with a superb hat trick. The first goal must be picked out as a contender for our goal of the season - an unstoppable strike from 30 yards. It wasn't just Dylan's goals that counted

however as his work effort throughout was excellent. Let’s hope with a few more lads back, we will have a good chance in our cup game on Saturday. A small mention to our fellow coach Martin Geoghegan, who is under the weather currently.

Manchester United Supporters Club (Waterford Branch) cup bound this summer. ALL JOKES ASIDE It was nice to see Liverpool re-enter the title race for the first time in years. Most Liverpool fans are genuine and I recognise that fact regularly either on social networks or personally face to face and it was great banter throughout the season. It is also important to remember at the end of the day it is only a game and not to take it to a personal level as was the case after a Liverpool win during the season. While we enjoy banter it must remain just that. NEW SEASON BEGINS The headline is exactly, that as a season finishes the work starts in earnest for branches to get members to renew straight away. When you receive your letter to renew please contact the secretary as soon as you have renewed on 087 1940089. It may sound silly but as in previous seasons tickets are reflected on the number of "OFFICIAL MEMBERS" formerly known as "ONE UNITED" members each branch have. Just for once we as a committee would love to have members do it well in advance of the probable deadline of July. MADNESS It may seem mad to say it but it is true we are 6 weeks away from next seasons fixtures and a World Cup this Summer may lull you into a false sense of security

regarding membership renewal. All names taken will be done provisionally until proof of "Official membership" is shown. HOW TO RENEW OR JOIN We are open for membership NOW for next season if interested in joining the Waterford branch contact the branch secretary. 1. Ring 087-1940089 and you will be able to renew/join through the secretary. 2. If you have a facebook account go to the "Waterford branch page" and follow the simple instructions. 3. Ring the switchboard on 0044 161 8000 and wait for the option of operator who will direct you to the membership office. 4. Go to manutd.com and click on the icon official membership and follow the prompts indicated. The faster you have renewed/joined you will be entered into a draw to win a match ticket to the game of your choice next season. Once joined/ renewed contact the secretary on 087 1940089 to enter your "Official membership" number into the draw. CONGRATULATIONS Belated wedding bell bliss to Christy Connolly and Caterina De Veta who were recently married and are currently enjoying their honeymoon. Long and happy life together for you both from all in the branch.


SPORT

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

21

Ballinroad FC BALLINROAD ADVANCE IN CUP On Saturday last our 2B side began their cup campaign with a trip to Bohemians in Waterford. Ballinroad took control of the game immediately and goals in the first half from Gavin Flynn, Daniel McCarthy and Jason Nagle gave us a comfortable half-time lead.

Ballinroad continued in the same fashion in the second half with further goals from Jason Nagle, Timmy McGrath and Daniel McCarthy making it 6-0. A good solid performance from who are now looking at their next fixture, an away tie against Rathgormack. Team: J. Corcoran, K. Dee, F. Walsh, J. Organ, B.

O’Shea, T. McGrath, J. Nagle, D. Dee, D. McCarthy, G. Flynn, N. Phelan. Other result – 1st div cup: Ballinroad 1; Tramore 3. FIXTURES 2nd division Infirmary Cup 2nd round: Wednesday 6:30 Rathgormac v Ballinroad. Youth B Cup 1st round: Friday 6:30 – Ballinroad v Ferrybank.

Lismore Cricket Club making progress on all fronts A MEETING on the Committee of Lismore Cricket Club took place last Friday evening and progress was reported on all fronts. Both the cylinder mowers have been repaired and are running well. The square has been aerated, scarified, overseeded, cut and rolled. The huge task of tackling the long grass on the outfield has begun. The two internal water pipe leaks have been fixed. The guttering has been replaced and the pavilion had dried out nicely. Chairperson Debbie Hobson had reestablished good relations with the Race Committee who had wished the new Committee well. There had been no luck in

obtaining control of the Bank Account from the previous treasurer but it was decided that a new Credit Union account would reflect the new community based approach of the current committee. ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP In order to maintain the current level of progress, the meeting decided to call a work-day at the grounds for next Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., it is hoped that all members and friends of the club will show up ‘tooled-up’ to get the ground and pavilion ready for the forthcoming season. If enough can be achieved on the day, youth cricket can recommence the following week.

MUNSTER MATTERS The meeting was informed that the President and the Secretary of the Munster Cricket Union have both separately been in contact with the Club in the last week. The MCU were anxious that a strong and vibrant club be re-established in Lismore and are keen to meet with the Committee to discuss the Munster Development Plan. It was agreed that such a meeting should take place in Lismore so the the progress made at the ground could be demonstrated to the Munster officials. The meeting concluded on the positive thought that cricket being played in Lismore again may now just be a few weeks away.

Ballyrafter Showjumping, Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Results One Day Show SUNDAY, 11th MAY, 2014 Equine Warehouse, Clonmel & Waterford /Tipperary SJI Carling King Qualifier 128cms 0-70cms Div Una Mulcahy’s Knockmeal Shelby (Alannah Reeves); Mary Power’s High Star Flyer (Alice Power); Susann Merrigan’s Tullibard’s Little Joe (Tristan Merrigan); Ray Fennell’s Craddock Ash (James Fennell); Kay Foley’s Turbo Boy (Daniel Foley); Kay Foley’s Annagh Connie (Daniel Foley): 128cms 0-80cms Div. Mary Power’s High Star Flyer (Alice Power); Susann Merrigan’s Tullibard’s Little Joe (Tristan Merrigan); Kay Foley’s Turbo Boy (Daniel Foley); Kay Foley’s Annagh Connie (Daniel Foley); Johnny Curran’s Whos Mini Two Tone (Saoirse Curran); Dara Mellerick’s Cherokee Red (Eric Mellerick): Equine Warehouse, Clonmel &Waterford /Tipperary SJI Carling King Qualifier 138cms 0-80cms Div. Mary Power’s Glountane Beauty (Katie Power); Christine Harte’s Ms Houdini (Emma Jane Harte); Frances Murray’s Rob the Cob (Amy Walsh); Ciara Egan’s Little Lady Lucy (Mark Kearney); Jerome Foley’s Jerpoint Dancer (Samantha Foley): 138cms & 148cms 090cms Div. Ciara Egan’s Little Lady Lucy (Mark Kearney);

Jerome Foley’s Dudes Law (Samantha Foley); Finian Magner’s Fizzy Sprite (Fionn Magner); Chris Coady’s Coco Baby (Tamzyn Coady); Deirdre Rose’s Ballydoolagh Abbey (Ally Rose); Jerome Foley’s Jerpoint Dancer (Samantha Foley); Kay Foley’s Tilly 2nd (Sean Foley); John Queally’s Garrison Red (Orla Queally): 128cms 0-90cms 1st Dara Mellerick’s Cherokee Red (Eric Mellerick); 2nd Johnny Curran’s Whos Mini Two Tone (Saoirse Curran): 128cms 1-00m 1st Mary Power’s Remington Steal (Katie Power): 138cms 1-00m 1st John Joyce’s Ballyclough Lucky (Melissa Joyce); 2nd Niall Flynn’s Clear Over (Aine Flynn); 3rd John Queally’s Dawn Dusty (Orla Queally): 138cms 1-10m 1st Kay Foley’s Rockfield House Comet (Sean Foley): 148cms 1-00m Div. Kay Foley’s Clairna Lass (Sean Foley); Cyril Reaney’s Jupiter (Melissa Joyce); William Buckley’s April King (Emma Buckley): 148cms 1-10m 1st Kay Foley’s Clairna Lass (Sean Foley); 2nd Lily Walsh Horgan’s Strider (Rory Horgan); 3rd Cyril Reaney’s Jupiter (Melissa Joyce); 4th Lily Walsh Horgan’s Derrymore Chips (Rory Horgan): 148cms 1-20m 1st Julie Pratt’s Whos DJ (Jodie

Giles): Horses 11th May 2014 0 – 80cms Div. Jeremiah Casey’s Captain Treasure (Isabelle Casey): 0 – 90cms Div. William Buckley’s Capa Ricky (Emma Buckley); Sergiy Makhinya’s Ambassador (Sergiy Makhinya): 1 – 00m Div. Blanche Starling’s Shabby Chic (Blanche Starling); Margaret Mulcahy’s Loughnatousa Nickita (Kate Mulcahy); Sergiy Makhinya’s Ambassador (Sergiy Makhinya); Pat Burke’s Lady Tadmus (Pat Burke); Michael Kearney’s Montazuma (Michael Kearney); Brian Mehigan’s Air of Attraction (Sheila Mehigan); Tim O’Sullivan’s Barryscourt Clover Prince (Tim O’Sullivan): 1 – 10m Div. Pat Burke’s Clonmore Tom (Pat Burke); Brian Mehigan’s Airs and Graces (Brian Mehigan); Chantal Kiely’s Regular Clover (Chantal Kiely); Pat Burke’s Direct Liability (Pat Burke); Jim Stafford’s Culleen’s Paddy (Shauna Reaney); John Joyce’s Marvellous Marvin (Daniel Joyce); Julie Pratt’s Whos Simply S (Jodie Giles); Michelle Griffin’s Hillviews Rough Diamond (Michelle Griffin): 1 – 20m Div. John Joyce’s Piltown S (Patrick Joyce); Jim Stafford’s Dusty Dude (Patrick Joyce):

Kilmacthomas FC Under 11 League winners 2014.

Kilmacthomas FC UNDER 11 CUP Kilmac 2; Waterford 1 We overcame a spirited Crystal side who kept playing until the final whistle. Alan put us in front but crystal hit back to level the score. After some pressure we won a corner and Alex headed home on the near post. Well done lads. DIVISION 2 B Stradbally 2; Kilmac 2. A very lively home side stretched us to the limit on Wednesday evening and we were made to work hard for our win. We took the lead early in first half but Stradbally pegged us back. We took the lead again on 70 minutes but again they levelled. After several close attempts and a penalty appeal that was turned down it was looking like it was not our night. Joey who was a real threat all night made a good run into the box and was pushed as he was getting

his shot away this time the ref gave the penalty. John Cleary slotted home the spot kick UNDER 14 CUP Kilmac 4; Kilmacow 5. A very brave performance was not enough to beat the league leaders. We wish Kilmacow well in their Cup run. YOUTHS Mooncoin 3; Kilmac 6. A good win away from home for the boys and a very good performance saw us take all three points. We went three goals up and kept a two goal cushion after that Seanie produced some fine save on the night. DIVISION 2B PLAY OFF Bolton 1; Kilmac 1. Heart break in Ozier Park on Saturday as 120 min of football failed to find a winner and the game ended in stalemate once again. We took the lead through a corner kick and Andy Hubbard finished it to the net

Bolton drew level before half time. Both teams failed to find the net in the remaining time. The dreaded penalty shoot out did not go our way and Bolton walked away as League winners we wish them well. We are straight into the Cup on Wednesday night and St Pauls provide the opposition kick off is 6.30 pm in the Alaska. YOUTHS Ballinroad 4; Kilmac 3. On Sunday morning we finished out our league campaign against Ballinroad and with a lot of players absent we could only field 8 players never the less we put up a good show and were a little unlucky not to have got a draw. We face Mooncoin in the Cup in Alaska on Friday evening at 6.30 pm and the boys would appreciate some support. DIVISION 3 Portlaw 5; Kilmac 3. Our last game of the season

and unfortunately we could not finish as we hoped. The home side were stronger and fitter and as most of our young player were missing we had a mountain to climb. We look forward to the Cup when we face the winners of Piltown /Mooncoin. UNDER 16 ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL Our under sixteen keeper Cormac Heinen made a long trip to Donegal on for this game unfortunately the result was not as everyone would have hoped and the Waterford side went down 3-2. We congratulate Cormac for representing the club and the County and we know that he will continue to do us proud. DEEPEST SYMPATHY The club would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Denis Corkery.

Cappoquin FC

Cappoquin FC girls Under 14 team who played in the national cup in Adare. U-14 CAPPOQUIN FC girls together with their manager Stano who travelled to Adare, Co. Limerick, earlier in the month for a National cup game. 1. Shauna Fraher, 2. Laya O’Brien, 3. Ann Marie O’Brien, 4. Sinead McCann (captain), 5. Catherine O’Brien, 6. Freya Willats, 7. Claragh McCann, 8. Mairead O’Brien, 9. Emma Tobin, 10. Andrea

Hally, 11. Dearbhla Ormonde, 12. Jass O’Brien, 13. Ailbhe McCann, 14. Alex Hally. USED CLOTHES COLLECTION We are currently collecting used clothes together so please clean out your wardrobes in our direction! This is a good fundraiser for us and we really appreciate your support. Drop your used clothes

in a bin bag to the club on Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. or Thursday from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30. TRAINING SCHEDULE U-18 Girls Monday 7.30 p.m. U-16 Boys Tuesday 7.30 p.m. U-12 & 14 Girls Wed 6.30 p.m. U-11 & 13 Boys Thursday 7.00 p.m. Junior Men Thursday 7.30 p.m.


22

GENERAL SPORT

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

O'Mahony Cycles Summer series Underway May 14th

Giro d'italia Stage 3 finish in Dublin? Rory Wyley with Padraig de Burca, Dungarvan Cycling Club. [Rory Wyley]

Dungarvan Cycling Club –Andrew Hickey receives his prize from Liam Rossiter and Orlaith. [David Coleman]

Table Quiz for Comeragh Crossing DUNGARVAN Hillwalking Club will hold a table quiz on Friday, May 16th to raise funds for the Comeragh Crossing, the annual trek across the Comeragh Mountains which raises muchneeded funds for West Waterford charities. The quiz will take place in Dungarvan FC Soccer Club on the Kilrush Roundabout at 8 pm and the entry fee is €20 per table of four. Ronagh Baumann will be the quizmaster on the night. You don’t have to be a member to take part, so if you like to test your knowledge and are looking for something fun to do on a Friday, why not come along.

Munster Rugby Results

Mark Moloney on Sprinters Magic, treble winner at Millstreet Easter Tour, receiving his prize from Jimmy Ivers, judge.

Munster Junior Challenge Cup Quarter Finals: Clonmel 27, Clanwilliam 9. Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup: Cobh Pirates 10, St. Mary’s 13; Cobh Pirates 38, Clonmel 13. Munster Junior Plate: Tralee 16, St. Mary’s 30. Munster Junior 2 Cup: Thomond 7, Bandon 20. Martin O’Sullivan Cup: Douglas 16, Ballincollig 12.

Cunnigar Pitch and Putt MEMBERSHIP FEES Membership fees are now due and can be given to any committee member. Family €150; Adult €80; Over 60 €50; Juvenile €45; Life members €30. GREEN FEES We are now open for green fees. Opening times are 10.00 a.m. till 6.00 p.m. Adults €5; Juveniles €3; Hire of clubs €2. VOLUNTEERS Now that the Club is open if anyone has an hour or two to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome. We are having a bag pack at Garvey’s SuperValu, on June 12th, 13th and 14th any help would be much appreciated, rota sheet inside clubhouse if anyone has an hour or two to spare. BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY GAME Nett: Bridget Walsh, Patsy Hackett. Gross: Corinne McGee, Breda Foley, Michael Havens. WEDNESDAY GAME Names to be in by 10.00 a.m. tee off at 10.30 a.m. Nett 0-9: Breda Foley. Gross 0-9: Breda Donnelly. Nett 10-18: Eileen McCarthy. Gross 1018: Oliviere Walsh. THURSDAY GAME Our Thursday Games are now underway, all our members are welcome to play so have your names in by 6.00

p.m. and we will be teeing off at 6.30 p.m. The results of Thursday, 8th May – Nett: Corinne McGee, Ivan Fitzgerald. Gross: Oliviere Walsh, Michael Delaney. HOLE IN ONE This year we are having a prize for the most hole in ones during the season. These must be in a Club competition at the Cunnigar Pitch and Putt and cards must be verified by the tournament committee. To date Patsy Hackett and Paddy Noonan, John Carroll and Michael Havens have each got one in competition. BONUS NUMBER Bonus number this week is 26, Frankie Wright was the lucky winner this week. 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 are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so. DID YOU KNOW? The flag must be removed from the hole and placed off the green when putting. If both you and your opponent’s ball are on the same green, you are penalised if you hit their ball with yours. COUNTY STROKE PLAY FINALS The County Stroke Play

Corinne McGee receiving sponsorship from Conor Lannen of Country Store. Finals will take place in the Cunnigar on Sunday, 25th May. You must tee off between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon. There are prizes in all grades. COUNTY BOARD SCRAMBLE The County Board Scramble was held last Monday at the Cunnigar results to follow, next game is Monday, 19th May, in Ashgrove. MUNSTER SCHOOLS COMPETITION The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club are hosting the Finals of the Munster

Schools Competition. If you would like to represent your school in this competition contact Corinne McGee for more details. DATES TO REMEMBER Munsters Ladies and Gents Strokeplay – Closing Date: 19th May. National Ladies and Gents Strokeplay – Closing Date: 26th May All monies must be paid before names are sent to P.P.U.I. Club jumpers, tee shirts and caps are for sale in clubhouse.

THERE’S a bit of heat in the evening sun now. Combine that with the smell of hope and optimism and it can only mean one thing: the start of the Summer Series (tonight, Wednesday 14th). 10 weeks of great racing lie ahead of us. Legends will be forged and reputations created on the coast road. Racing is open to anybody with a Cycling Ireland Club competition or Racing licence. Groups will be handicapped based on ability. The key is to work together. Sign on is at St. Laurence’s Hall, Ballinroad from 6.45 p.m., with the first group off at 7.00 p.m. KANTURK 3 DAY DAMIAN'S DIARY Damian Travers was the club's sole representative at the Corkman 3 day and penned the following. He obviously wasn't putting in enough effort at the racing if he was able to type so much at the end of each day. Also, there was nobody else to confirm if this is a work of fiction. Day 1: Expectations were high (in his own mind anyway) that a good result could be achieved....until he saw the start list. Let's start off with some expletives - Eddie Dunbar, Eddie Dunbar, Eddie Dunbar. The race started off at a frenetic pace, with the Munster juniors attacking again and again. Every time Eddie Dunbar attacked Martin O'Loughlin was stuck to his wheel. Damian thought that this might work in his favour so as these two negated each other out he said he'd give a few goes off the front. That was until they hit the first climb of the day. 180 riders started the day, by the time we got to the top of the first hill there was maybe 40 riders left in the main peloton. To say it was fast was an understatement. Damian started near the front to give himself plenty of drift space, but when Eddie attacked it was just a matter of gritting his teeth and hanging in there, so he hung in there and was well proud of himself (until he later discovered that Eddie is sick and not riding well). Damian tried his luck to get away on the descent into Newmarket but this was closed down by the Munster juniors who were letting nothing go. On the flat, dead road section across to the bottom of the hill Damian got away with 3 other riders. By the bottom of the first climb they had 30 secs on the peloton but with the Munster juniors again riding the hills strongly they could be seen closing the gap and had made the juncture by the top of the second climb. There were a few attacks thrown in on the run in to the finish of the second lap but nothing was being let go. 2

riders attacked on the drag over the finish line, Damian saw his opportunity and bridged across with a Covey wheelers rider. These were then joined by another 3. The group started to work well together and by the top of the first climb had a gap of 90 seconds with about 20K to go. The break continued to work well but with some bodies starting to tire the chasing bunch started to make inroads in to the gap. The break were caught with about 2k to go and with the last 700m up a drag the break were really only trying not to lose any time and not to get spat out the back. It came down to a bunch sprint (what was left of it) and Martin O'Loughlin left the safety of Eddie Dunbar’s wheel for a brief respite to pip David McCarthy for the win. Day 2: Stage 2 is a TT, never one of the strong points of Damian, but, he has no choice but to give it socks. So after a good warm up Damian rocked up to the start, clipped in, bike held by a commissaire, head down, arse up he gave it all for 8.1K, 11.36 - not too bad, 18th on the stage moving him up to 16th overall. Big thanks out to the older brother J for the use of the TT bike, helmet and disc wheel. Stage 3 is a flat route pancake flat, 6 laps of about 14K with a cross wind on the longer sections of the loop, and with some of the worst roads ever raced on. Nothing remarkable to write home about other than that. Damian kept his head down, stayed in the bunch (bar one foray up the road to wake the legs). Inevitably it finished in a bunch sprint. About 300m before the line, people going for gaps that weren't there, eventually there was the rub of wheels and what can only be described as an almighty crash with bikes and bodies becoming airborne. Damian somehow got between bodies without coming down and finished with the yellow jersey, moments like that aren't good for the heart. So until the next stage, everything is tight - with about the top 25 together under a minute, the chances of anything being let up the road are very slight, but we'll give it a lash. Day 3: To wake up to wind and rain beating at the windows is never a good motivator. Still, I got up and had the Porridge with honey and cranberries, followed by scrambled eggs, toast and fried tomatoes, breakfast of kings. Stage 4 is the usual circuit of a short sharp hill crossing the start finish line with a long drag half-way out the course, a shorter drag on the main road followed by a downhill then flat until the finishing hill. The plan was to sit in the bunch and see how it played

out, who would attack and then counter after the chase had been made. Lap 1 - I jumped at the bottom of the drag to bridge across to 2 other riders. We all started to work well. We were then joined by Thomas Fallon - an Irish U-23 international now riding for a Dutch team, but we were never given a gap and the effort was closed down sharpish. On the main road section there was a group of maybe 4 riders, 15 seconds off the front of the bunch. I tried to bridge across with Eddie Dunbar on my wheel, when I flicked the elbow for Eddie to take a turn, he came through so strong I couldn't hold the wheel. This break was neutralised before the start of lap 2. Lap 2 was a non-event where I opted to sit in the bunch let the legs recover and see what was going to play out. Laps 3 & 4 - Numerous attempts were made to get away from the bunch. Eddie Dunbar managed to get away by himself and had a gap of 2 mins starting the last lap. Again groups tried to bridge across, one promising move containing yours truly, Thomas Fallon, a Killarney rider and a Covey wheelers rider but this was closed down again. I tried again on the main road drag and was again joined by Thomas Fallon but this got closed down by riders well down on GC and no team mates in the top 20 nope, I don't understand it either. Thomas Fallon countered again straight away and when this got closed down I countered that only to be chased down by a trio of St. Finbarr’s guys. With the bunch approaching the finish and still intact - bar Dunbar but who was within sight, and a tricky chicane to be negotiated before the finishing hill I opted to go to the front and get round the chicane first to avoid any mishaps and just glass cranked up the hill - I lost 5 places on GC but from 16th to 21st doesn't make much difference. I can say that I went, I tried, I attacked, I countered and gave it a good go - the legs felt good but were close to being empty by the end of the race, so a good hard training session has been banked. A bit of rest and recovery and we'll give it a lash at the next one. WEEKEND SPINS Those that weren’t up the country at the Giro enjoyed slightly better, if a bit blustery weather over the weekend. Sunday saw a group head to Old Parish, Youghal and Tallow. Weekend spins leave from John Foley's garage at 9.30 a.m. Saturdays, and from The Square at 9.30 a.m. Sundays. CYCLING QUOTE “Dream big! (pedalling harder might also work)”


GENERAL SPORT

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

23

Talking Horses Upcoming Fixtures Naas – Wednesday, 14th May (First Race 5:45) Tipperary – Thursday, 15th May (First Race 5:30) Kilbeggan – Friday, 16th May (First Race 5:20) Dundalk – Friday, 16th May (First Race 6:15) Punchestown – Saturday, 17th May

(First Race 2:10) Navan – Sunday, 18th May (First Race 2:35) Limerick – Sunday, 18th May (First Race 2:15) Roscommon – Monday, 19th May (First Race 5:55) Sligo – Wednesday, 21st May (First Race 6:00)

Local win for Abbeyside owners

Weld and Smullen dominate at Leopardstown DERMOT Weld and Pat Smullen dominated proceedings at Leopardstown on Sunday, winning all three Group 3 contests on the card, though not without controversy. The Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes was the feature race of the day and the Weld-trained Fascinating Rock was heavily fancied for it, but he came up a neck short of the John Oxx-trained Ebanoran in the fin-

ish. However, the stewards judged that the first past the post had improved his position by interfering with the runner-up and thus promoted Fascinating Rock to first position. That competed the Weld/Smullen treble, as they had already teamed up with Mustajeeb to win the Ardglen Amethyst Stakes and Afternoon Sunlight to win the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial.

Pivot Bridge gains compensation at Killarney THE Ado McGuinness-trained Pivot Bridge was a slightly unlucky loser at the Punchestown Festival a fortnight earlier, but he gained ample compensation in a much more valuable contest in the featured Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Killarney on Sunday. Ridden by David Splaine, the six-

year-old hit the front after the penultimate flight and prevailed by 2¾ lengths. The classiest performer on show was the Mouse Morris-trained Baily Green in The Malton Chase and the eight-year-old didn’t disappoint, with David Casey riding him to an easy 8½ lengths success.

Weld/Smullen run of success continues at Wexford THE incredible run of the Dermot Weld/Pat Smullen combination continued at Wexford on Saturday with them teaming up with Backdrop to win the featured Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Median Auction Fillies Maiden. The well-bred filly was sent off at 4/5, but she had to work very hard to hold on by a

short-head from Nancy Rose in a desperate finish. Perhaps the most impressive performance on the card came in the Hen And Stag Parties At Wexford Racecourse Maiden with the Ger Lyons-trained Roheryn running out the eight lengths victor under Emmet McNamara.

Andrew McNamara stars at Downpatrick ANDREW McNamara was the man to follow on Friday evening’s card at Downpatrick, with the Limerick man completing a double on well-backed favourites. He initiated his brace by riding the John “Shark” Hanlon-trained Patrolman to a gritty 3¼ lengths victory in the Come Visit Downpatrick Handicap Hurdle, much to the

delight of those that had backed him into 3/1 favouritism. The McNamara brace was completed in the Tote Live The Dream At Downpatrick Maiden Hurdle with him partnering the Colin Bowe-trained Shantou Flyer to a comfortable 9½ lengths success.

The Flynn family, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, with their impressive horse Captain Von Trappe who won the 5 year old maiden gelding at Point-to-Point in Dawstown, Blarney, Co. Cork on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th May. Photo left to right: Kevin Hartnett, Helena and Francis Flynn (owners), Matt Cummins, John O’Brien and Debbie Hartnett (trainers), Mikey O’Connor (jockey), Tom Cummins and Dylan O’Connor, son of jockey. Missing from photo Ger Flynn, joint owner. [www.healyracing.ie]

Magician makes winning return at The Curragh THE Aidan O’Brien-trained Group 1 winner Magician was the star attraction in the featured Group 3 High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh on Monday and he duly got the job done. Given a confident ride by Joseph O’Brien, the four-year-old had to

work to get the better of Parish Hall by a neck. The O’Brien’s had already combined with the highly-promising The Great War to maintain his unbeaten record in great style in the Most Improved EBF Race. The other two stakes races on the

Allez Vic in charge at Fairyhouse THE most valuable race on Tuesday’s card at Fairyhouse was the Visit www.fairyhouse.ie For Special Offers Handicap Hurdle and it saw the James Barcoe-trained Allez Vic emerge on top. Given a persistent ride by Brian Hayes, the eight-yearold ground out a game 1¼ lengths victory. The most exciting finish of the day came in the Follow Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap Chase, with the Dessie Hughes-trained Knockanarrigan looking set to prevail in good style only to sprawl on landing after the final fence and only just hold on by a short-head under Mark Enright.

Heskin doubles up ADRIAN Heskin had his best-ever season in 2013/14 and he began the new campaign in perfect style at Cork on Friday by completing a double on the card. Heskin got off the mark in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Maiden Hurdle, riding the Terence O’Brien-trained Kilnockin Lady to an all-the-way 2½ lengths victory. His double was completed in the Friday July 11th BBQ Maiden Hurdle with him partnering the Liz Doyle-trained Thekingofconnemara to a game 1¼ lengths success.

card were won by Dermot Weld-trained horses, with Leigh Roche riding Alkasser to a cosy victory in the Listed Power EBF Tetrarch Stakes and Kevin Manning partnering Flying Jib to a game success in the Group 3 Canford Cliffs EBF Athasi Stakes.

Shabra Charity scores for Brady at Down Royal OLIVER Brady is one of the most popular figures in Irish racing and while the charismatic trainer has not been in the best of health of late, he will have been given a boost by the win of his Shabra Charity in the featured Daily Mirror Handicap Chase at Down Royal on Monday. Ridden by Ryan Treacy, the nine-year-old was all out to hold on by a head close home. The most impressive performance on the remainder of the card came in the Sean Graham Bookmakers Hurdle with the Harry Kelly-trained The Housekeeper making all to record an easy 9½ lengths victory under Sean Flanagan.

O’Brien enjoys Chester successes AIDAN O’Brien has made a habit of targeting the Derby trials at Chester and he saddled the winners of two of them under Joseph O’Brien last week. On Thursday, he saddled Orchestra to hold on by a nose in the Chester Vase, while on Friday, it was Kingfisher that took the spoils in the Dee Stakes by a length.

Newellen prevails in Tipperary Cup Sub-Fertile Al Kazeem Point to Point Fixtures

THE Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap was the feature race at Clonmel on Thursday and it produced a popular winner in the shape of the John Oxx-trained Newellen. The heavily-backed four-

year-old was given a strong ride by Niall McCullagh and forged home a length in front at the line. The pick of the remainder of the action was perhaps the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders

Fund Fillies Maiden and it saw the in-form team of Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen take the spoils with Vintage Nouveau running out the comfortable five lengths victor.

returns to training

THE Roger Charlton-trained Al Kazeem has been sensationally returned to training having been found to be sub-fertile at stud. The six-year-old was retired after winning three Group 1 races last season, proving himself to be one of the leading middle-distance horses in Europe, but he failed to reach the required fertility levels in his new career at the Royal Stud and has now been returned to training.

Kingman aiming for Irish 2000 Guineas Ballindenisk winner

THE John Gosden-trained Kingman is one of the most exciting three-year-olds in training and he looks set to contest the Irish 2000

Guineas at the Curragh on May 24th. The son of Invincible Spirit may have lost his unbeaten record in the

2000 Guineas at Newmarket, but he remains a top-class prospect and will be a big draw at the Curragh.

24 YEAR old Derek McGrath, Kilnafarna, Dungarvan recorded his first point-to-point win aboard his father David McGrath’s October Revolution at the United’s Hunt Club’s Meeting at Ballindenisk on Sunday last. The 8/1 winner had 3⁄4 of a length to spare at the line in the colours of Mary McGrath.

MAY Fri 16th and Sat. 17th Fermanagh (H) Necarne, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh. L/H Sun 18th Laois (F) Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois. R/H Sun 18th United Hunt (F) Bartlemy Hightown, Bartlemy, Co. Cork. R/H Fri 23rd and Sat. 24th Louth (F) at Tattersalls Tattersalls Farm, Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. R/H Sat 24th North Kerry (H) at Ballybunion Gortnaskehy, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. R/H Sun 25th Carbery (F) Clonakilty Inchydoney, Co. Cork. R/H Sat 31st South Union (F) Kinsale Farrangalway, Kinsale, Co. Cork. L/H JUNE Sun 1st Ormond (F) Southpark, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Tipperary. R/H Sun 1st South Union (F) Kinsale Farrangalway, Kinsale, Co. Cork. L/H Mon 2nd Ormond (F) Southpark, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Tipperary. R/H


24

GENERAL SPORT

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

Kilmacthomas Badminton Club All-Ireland Finals OUR Grade H team travelled to Baldoyle Badminton Centre in Dublin on Sunday last to take part in the AllIreland Inter-League Finals. The hall was a hive of activity with teams from all over Ireland competing to become All-Ireland champions in their respective grades. Kilmac's opening game was against the Leinster Champions Nomads from Wicklow. The team started brightly with Brian taking the men's singles 21-11 21-18. Next on court was Bridget in the ladies singles, where an extremely close game went in the favour of the Nomads player 21-17 21-18. Padraig and Michael paired up for the mens doubles where they had a convincing 21-13 21-14 victory. Niamh and Edel had a tough battle to ensure a win in the ladies doubles, with the game being one of the closest of the day. The girls were able to keep their composure to take the game 19-21 24-22 22-20. This gave Kilmac a 31 lead before the mixed games. Padraig and Edel were first up and continued in winning ways to take the game 21-13 21-14. Bryan and Niamh played second mixed and gained another point for the team with a 2117 21-11 win over the Leinster pair. The final game in this match saw the partnership of Bridget and Ian take to the court. The game went to three sets with Bridget and Ian gaining control in the closing stages of the third set to

take the game 21-10 18-21 21-18. This gave the team a fantastic 6-1 win. The Connacht champions Ballina then played Nomads and had an impressive 7-0 win over the side. This left it all to play for in the final between Ballina and Kilmac with both teams having earned a win each. Bryan was again first on court in the mens singles. After numerous long hard fought rallies, the Ballina man took the game 21-13 21-18. Bridget was next up in the ladies singles. Again this was a very even game with both players exchanging point for point, the Mayo player won the opening set 21-15. Bridget put up a great fight to claim the second set 23-21, with the Mayo girl then gaining an early lead in the third which saw her take the game 21-8. The mens doubles saw Padraig and Michael take to the court. The Ballina pair proved a difficult challenge for the Kilmac duo, with them not being able to cope with their attacking play, seeing the game go in favour of Ballina 21-9 21-7. This gave Ballina a 3-0 lead meaning Kilmac had to win the remaining four games. Niamh and Edel had a tough task on their hands in the ladies doubles, with the added pressure of knowing it was a must win game.The girls raced into an early lead and took the first set 21-12. The Ballina pair then fought back to take the second set 21-18 to send the game to a decider. The third went in

favour of the Kilmac pair 2321. The fight and determination shown by this pair on court was second to none on the day, as on numerous occasions they had to fight hard to overturn a deficit at crucial stages in their games. This ensured a one hundred percent success rate for this partnership on the day. The game still hung in the balance before the mixed games with Ballina holding a 3-1 lead. A huge turn around was needed for the team to take the gold medal. The strength of the Ballina team was displayed in the mixed games where Padraig and Edel unfortunately lost out 21-7 217. Niamh and Bryan also had a tough encounter, with the Mayo pair winning 21-18 2111. This gave Ballina a 5-1 victory and the All-Ireland Title. Kilmac Team: Padraig Lenane, Bryan Kavanagh, Michael Brown, Ian Gourlay, Edel Firth, Niamh Flavin, Bridget Walsh, Anne Marie Brown (S). This was a fantastic achievement for the Kilmac team to take a silver medal at national level. At the beginning of the year, who would have thought the team would reach such heights, having many close encounters with all the teams in the Waterford league as well as challenging games in the Munster Finals. For number of players on the team it is their first year playing badminton with the club and their efforts have been

duly rewarded. The club are very proud of the efforts of each of the players and are delighted with this success. Many thanks to all the club members who travelled to Dublin on the day to support the team. Also many thanks to members of other clubs for their well wishes prior and during Sunday's finals. It portrays a great sense of friendship within badminton circles in the county, with the level of interest that was shown in Kilmac's achievement from players all over the county. Hopefully we may be back competing at All-Ireland level again next year along with other Waterford clubs also. For a full review of the day see the Badminton Ireland website or Facebook page, where a large selection of pictures are also available. FUNDRAISING WALK A reminder that this year’s fundraising walk for our juvenile members takes place this Wednesday night May 14th. The walk will leave the hall at 7pm, taking in the beautiful river walk in the village, before returning to the hall for fun and games for the children until 9pm. We hope everyone can make it, as it is sure to be a great night’s fun to top off an excellent year for our juvenile players. DUNMORE BADMINTON QUIZ Dunmore Badminton Club will hold their annual Table Quiz on Friday, May 16th in Beckett’s Bar at 8.00 p.m. Tables of four, €5 per person.

Coolbell Riding Club FOLLOWING on our AGM at the end of January, our new Committee have been very busy organising Club events. We kicked off with a Training evening in Coolbell, which was very well attended. A group from the Club travelled to Colligan Equestrian Centre on the Friday prior to Easter and all enjoyed a good lesson with Polly Houlihan. On Friday evening 38 members and friends went to Kereen for a Fun Ride. Our guide was no other than Jimmy O'Brien and we had some excellent jumping in O'Brien's land. We also had some jumps along the way. Following the Fun Ride we all adjourned to Kereen Bar for refreshments, followed by a Raffle and Auction. It was great to see so many mem-

bers past and present at the Event and many thanks to you all for supporting same. Good to see Johnny and Caroline Widger and their Team up from Waterford, to see Neil and Pat from the West Waterford’s and Franny and Emma from the Dungarvan Farmers. Ed Flaherty came from the Tipperary Foxhounds and we had two young riders, namely Conor Ormonde from the Dungarvan Foxhounds and Jessie Widger from the Woodstown Harriers. Good to see Belleville represented by Yvette and James. Thanks to Denise, our Secretary, to Pat Ronayne, Peter O'Donovan and Tom O'Riordan for putting up the jumps, to Fran Mangan, our Auctioneer and to Martina

and Eoin for all their help. Our thanks again to Jimmy and Annie O'Brien for the welcome they afforded us as is always the case with the O'Brien family. Many thanks to our Sponsors: Noel Devereux, Menswear. Chris O'Donovan, Bank of Ireland. Specsavers. Eric Curley, Tallow. Denise Hanrahan. Martina Raher Murphy and Eoin Murphy. Dungarvan Foxhounds. Phyl Hannon. Mulcahy’s Abbeyside. Trish's Grooming Salon. Lawlor's Hotel. Martina McGrath Consultancy. Garvey’s Abbeyside.

Pat Ronayne, Dungarvan Conservatories. This Tuesday, 13th inst. we will have a Practice evening and a meeting afterwards in the Clubhouse. The Team Showjumping Qualifier will be held this year on the 26th May in Coolboy, Co. Wicklow and, as is our custom in Coolbell, we hope to field a strong team. Due to demand for membership, we have decided to keep membership open for another four weeks so if you own your own horse, and are over 18 years of age, apply through our Secretary, Denise Hanrahan, c/o Coolbell. Finally, we would like to welcome our new members, Eoin Murphy, Peter O'Donovan and Chris O'Donovan.

Waterford Badminton Association

Lismore All-Ireland Inter-League Tennis Open Finals Day

CONGRATULATIONS to the Kilmacthomas Grade H team who were the Munster Representatives in the AllIreland Inter-League Finals in Dublin on Sunday last in Baldoyle. The team first played Nomads (Wicklow, Leinster), and had an impressive 6-1 win. The final saw them play Ballina (Mayo, Connacht). In a tightly contested game it was Ballina

who gained the upper-hand and claimed a 5-1 victory. This gave Kilmac the runners-up spot in the competition Well done to the Kilmac team on their super effort over the year, in which they first had to win a very closely contested league in Waterford. The success of this team shows the strength within badminton in Waterford at the moment. Hopefully we

can build on this success further in the coming years. DUNMORE BADMINTON QUIZ Dunmore Badminton Club will host their annual Table Quiz in Beckett's bar on Friday, May 16th at 8pm. Teams of four, €5 per person. This is a great social night and we encourage other clubs to support them in their fundraising efforts.

LISMORE Tennis Club will hold an Open Day on Saturday, 24th May, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Fun for all the family. Strawberries and cream. Try out racqutes and courts and out tennis ball serving machine. The tennis courts are opposite the Bank of Ireland. All welcome and here's hoping we will have a dry day.

From left, Gareth Connolly (Connolly's RED MILLS), Francis Connors (2013 Munster Grand Prix league Champion), John Geraghty (Connolly's RED MILLS) and Jerry Sweetnam from the Munster Grand Prix league organising Committee, pictured at the launch of the 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league.

SHOW-JUMPING

Aglish Gymkhana to host opening round of the 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league this Sunday By Brian Hennessy FOLLOWING the postponement of the opening round of the series at Ballylawn due to weather conditions, the 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league will get underway at Aglish Gymkhana in Co. Waterford this Sunday, May 18th. Featuring fifteen rounds throughout the Munster province, with total prize fund of €33,000, the Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league final round, will take place in Co. Cork at Banteer Gymkhana in September. Speaking at the launch of the series recently, Gareth Connolly, Sales & Marketing Director at Connolly’s RED MILLS said, "We are delighted to announce our continued support of the Munster Grand Prix League for 2014. The league has been a great success in the last two years and having eight different winners over the course of last year’s league rounds is a very encouraging statistic. We are particularly delighted to be involved with events like this that allow young horses the stepping stone to reach their potential. This year to further boost our support of the grass roots and aid in the development of young talent, we have the added attraction for young riders of a training bursary with a top international show-jumper and more. We wish all competitors the best of luck and are looking forward to this competition" Co. Waterford will host a total of five rounds of the prestigious series, as following Sunday’s league opener

at Aglish, Ballinamona, Munster region of Tallow and Dungarvan Show Showjumping Ireland who will also host league rounds, made a very generous contriwhile a date has yet to be bution. As always this Grand confirmed for the rearranged Prix league and the Munster Ballylawn fixture. . 1.10m, Pony and Amateur Also speaking at the leagues would not be possileague launch, organiser ble without the contributions Jerry Sweetnam commented, made by all involved in the “I am really looking forward Munster Greyhound Night to another excellent summer and I would like to personally of jumping, the league has thank everyone who supgrown each year since it ported the fundraiser”. began and this year we have Young Rider Dean number of new initiatives. Hennessy from Fenor, Co. With the help of Leader Waterford was also in attenPartnership we have a brand dance at the launch and new set of Grand Prix fences spoke about the addition of a and revenue created from leading young rider prize for sponsorship of these fences 2014 saying, will help us develop the "The Connolly's RED Munster leagues going forMILLS Munster Grand Prix ward. We also have a plan in league is the perfect platform place to deliver increased for young riders to step-up to media coverage, with Grand Prix level, I was lucky improvements to print, broadenough to jump a clear round cast, online and social media in the Munster Grand Prix at in place for the coming seaBallylawn in 2013 and it was son”. one of the highlights of the “Once again this year the year for me. The addition of a Munster Grand Prix league training bursary for the top will offer a very generous young rider in 2014 is very prize fund and this could not exciting and on behalf of all be achieved without the the young riders who will take incredible generosity of our part this year I would like to main sponsor Connolly’s thank Connolly's RED MILLS RED MILLS and also the and the organizers". 2014 Connolly’s RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix league, Dates and venues are as follows: Ballylawn, Co. Waterford 5th May (Postponed) Aglish, Co. Waterford 18th May Midleton, Co. Cork 25th May Ballinamona, Co. Waterford 7th June West Clare, 22nd June Charleville, Co. Cork 28th June Tallow, Co. Waterford 3rd July Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 6th July Munster Agric, Co. Cork 12th July Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick 20th July Dungarvan, Co. Waterford 24th July Limerick Show 24th August Scariff, Co. Clare 30th August Dualla Co. Tipperary 31st August Maryville Co. Cork Date TBC FINAL - Banteer Co. Cork 14th September For more information visit www.jumpingnews.com


10

GAA CLUB NOTES

Dungarvan U-16 AND MINOR FOOTBALL Both our under 16 and Minor Footballers had County Semi-Finals in Football over last weekend. Our under16 were first up in Clogherane last Friday and we were comprehensively beaten by Gaultier. We got off to a very slow start and were never able to pick it up and in the end Gaulter ran out easy winners. Our Minor Footballers took to the Fraher Field on Sunday and yet again got off to a slow start and were never able to get back into the game against a very good Stradbally team. We kept on trying to the end but failed to make any impression on the score. The only highlight of this game from a Dungarvan prospective was the brilliant goalkeeping of Brendan Cullinan. We would like to wish Stadbally and Gaultier all the best in their respective finals. SARGENT CUP On Saturday night our neighbours Abbeyside visited Clogherane to play us in the second round of the Sargent Cup. In a weekend of slow starts we again were caught cold and we never got going in this game and Abbeyside pulled away to win the game. Our next game in this competition is against De La Salle next Saturday. QUIZ Next Friday night in Paddy Foleys the Juvenile Club in conjunction with the Livelife Foundation are holding a Quiz. All proceeds from this will be split between both organisations and we ask all members to do their best to support these worty causes. The quiz will start at 8.30 with a table of 4 costing €20. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Our next Senior hurling Championship game is on the week-ending 1st of June v Ardmore at Fraher Field. The famous Ballyduff U-10 Tournament will proceed on the 25th of May. The John Meehan Trophy for u-12 Hurling will be held on 21st of June. The Richie Harty Tournament for u-10 Hurling will be held on the end of July. NEW CLUB STAND To celebrate the club’s 130th Anniversary in 2015 we are proposing to build a stand which will commemorate past and present members. If you would like to purchase a seat which will feature the name of the person to whom it is dedicated, the contacts are Chairman Tony Ryan, Secretary David Kiely, Tresurers Paddy Fitzgerald and Diarmuid Curran. There are 207 seats available. GAA LOTTO No winner of the jackpot. Winning numbers were: 10, 17, 24, 30.  Next week’s jackpot €3,100. Noreen Wright was the winner of €100. Tickets can be bought at Ard Scoil Bingo, Lynchs Greengrocers, Countrystore, Walshs Spar, Paddy Foleys and Hallahans Chemist, Quealys Bar, Crottys Bar Leamybrien, or from committee member. We would ask all members to encourage all they can to support the LOTTO DEISE DRAW Catherine Lyons has informed me that the next draw for the Déise Draw is 30th May and that tickets are now on sale. Tickets and money to be returned to Catherine 087 1334273 by Thursday 29th. GAA AMBASSADORES At present we are looking for three club members from the age of 15 to 19 to go to Croke Park on the 14th of June to become Youth Ambassadors for the GAA in this county. All expenses will be looked after and any inquires can be made to the PRO.

Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live where the Jackpot will be €4,402 as on Sunday night the Breen family were drawn out of the drum and picked card 4 which wasn’t the Joker though they did win €50. Fran and Crow and Bernard Shields won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convince Store Ballinroad, The Village Inn, Village Flowers, Kennedys Live, Spar, Mike Kiely’s Butchers and Mousies Takeaway. CLUB BINGO This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €500 but there will be extra prize money on offer at a small extra cost going in the doors. SENIOR HURLING On Saturday evening last we took on Dungarvan in Round 2 the County Hurling League and came away with a win. This weekend we are down to play Ardmore in round 3 of the League. INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL This Sunday night we play Sliabh gCua in Fraher Field in round 3 of the Western Championship. GOLDEN GOAL Our Juvenile Club are currently selling tickets for the Waterford/Cork game in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Tickets costing €2 each or three for €5 are currently on sale form all Juvenile mentors and Committee members. FUNDRAISING CYCLE Preparations for our fundraising cycle from Limerick to Abbeyside in August are now at a very advanced stage. A specially designed

cycling jersey has been designed for the cycle and can be purchased by anybody who wishes to do so. Priced at €40 they can be ordered from Michael Cosgrave or Benny Flynn and they could very well become a collectors item in years to come as the cycle is on track to be a fantastic success so get your order in quickly to avoid disappointment. BOOKING OF PITCHES All team managers are reminded to please ensure that they have booked the pitch for training or matches with Michael O’Donovan. We would also ask team managers to please try and do as much heavy training in the areas behind the goals. JUVENILE NOTES Under 9: We continued the West hurling and football league last Monday evening (6th) with both groups playing at home on a wet and windy night in Abbeyside. Group one came up against a strong Fourmilewater outfit with our visitors taking the spoils while group two met Clashmore and recorded a fine victory. Group one will have concluded on Monday the 12th with football against the Nire, report next week and group two still to meet Clashmore (football) Cappoquin & Ballyduff (both codes) Finally, congratulations to our boys in Garranbane who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 10th and best wishes to the lads in Abbeyside who make it this Saturday 17th. Outdoor hurling: Please note that there will be no outdoor hurling this Saturday morning due to the Abbeyside Communion taking place. Minor football: Our minor footballers bowed out of the championship at the semi-final stage on Sunday last in the Fraher Field against a very strong Nire team. We played well here but just came up short at the finish after a tremendous second half display. We would like to thank all mentors and players for all the efforts over the past couple of months. We were not too far away and this group has the potential to go on and improve as adult players. We would like to congratulate the Nire also and wish them well in the western final. Under 14 hurling feile final: The under 14 hurling Féile final took place on Wednesday against Mount Sion in the Fraher Field. At time of going to print the result of this match was unavailable but will be included in next week’s notes. Under 16 football: Our under 16 footballers take part in the county semi-final at the Millfield against The Nire tomorrow evening (Thursday). Best wishes to all involved. Bag pack: Our annual bag pack is now fast approaching and we seek volunteers to fill timeslots on the given days. It takes part this year at Garveys Supervalu Dungarvan from the 29th to the 31st of May. This is one of main sources of income for the juvenile committee so we urge anyone available to help out on those dates to contact juvenile secretary Niamh Enright on (087)9705005. Any help would be appreciated no matter how big or small.

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg ACTION PACKED WEEK! Last week was an action packed one indeed with several of our club teams playing in championship games up to and including the weekend. Our Junior hurlers made their championship debut on Tuesday evening in Clashmore when they took on near neighbours Shamrocks and they recorded a great first win here by 1-19 to 3-8 so well done to them. Our Junior footballers then played their championship opener on Friday evening against Ballinameela away and they almost stole the show there when losing by just a single point by 1-9 to 2-5 after being outplayed for much of that game. At the same time on Friday evening in Clashmore our U-16 footballers took on St. Saviours in their County Semi-Final and won well in front of a very good home crowd on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-4 to set up a County Final versus St. Pat’s which is pencilled in for next Saturday at 11am at Walsh Park so huge congratulations to them after a great season so far and the very best of luck to them in the final! Finally to Sunday morning, when our Minor footballers faced old rivals Rathgormack in their much-anticipated Division II County Semi-Final at Lemybrien and for any observers present here they were lucky enough to witness a rousing performance from our lads who won well in the end by 1-14 to 0-11 so well done to everyone involved in this effort. This team are improving by the game and they now go on to face Cois Bhride in the County Final. MINOR FOOTBALL DIVISION II COUNTY FINAL No rest for the wicked though as the Minor Football County Final is being played tonight in the Fraher Field at 6.45 pm so we urge each and every one of our supporters to come along to the Shandon Field tonight to cheer the lads over the line here and we wish players and mentors alike the best of luck in this game and hopefully they might be carrying the cup back to the village tonight! MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL Waterford Minor footballers played Cork in the Munster Semi-Final last Wednesday evening in the Fraher Field and this game certainly did not turn out to be the whitewash that some commen-

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

The Abbeyside team after their win over St. Olivers in the Western Féile Hurling Final at Cappoquin.

tators predicted with the Deise lads battling valiantly until the end but ultimately losing out at the final whistle by 1-14 to 1-8 so hard luck to all involved, especially to our own Ed O'Halloran who lined out at centre-back on the night and who must be one of the busiest players in the county at present so we want to say well done to him on his efforts so far this year with club and county. CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG JUVENILES U-16 Footballers Through to Division 2 County Final: Our U-16 footballers took on St. Saviours last Friday night in a pulsating Division 2 county semi-final before a huge crowd in the Clashmore venue. We started the game very brightly and after some great moves in the forwards and tough defending, we led at half time on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-02 with the goal coming from inspirational team captain Paddy Prendergast. But St. Saviours rallied in the second half and made things very tough for our team physically but we were well up for the battle. We extended our lead and won on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-04. This was a great victory for the lads and reminded people of the Clashmore / Kinsalebeg teams of old with a great spirit and battling qualities on show. The panel on the night was I. Burke, D. O’Mahoney, R. Thomas, N. Kenefick, J. Foley, E. Coughlan (0-01), S. Fitzgerald. D. Russell, A. O'Sullivan (0-01), I. O'Sullivan (0-01), P. Prendergast (1-05), K. Roche, C. Ryan (0-02), S. Lombard (0-01), B. Lynch (0-03) Subs: J. Scanlon, A. Lombard, E. O’Halloran and J. Ryan. Following on from this great victory, the lads will play St. Pats this Saturday morning at 11am in Walsh Park and we really need every available man, woman and child in the Parish to come along and cheer on the lads as they try to bring the cup home. Huge credit must go to the management team of this group, Ciarán Bourke, Pádraig Connery and Gavin Dower, who have put a huge effort in to this team and we hope their efforts and the efforts of the players prove to be the winning formula on Saturday morning in Waterford. U-14 FOOTBALL Our U-14 footballers played a Division 2 county semi-final on Tuesday 13th versus the Brickey Rangers and if we can get the victory here it would see us through to a county final versus Kilrossanty or Ardmore. We will have the result for you on Facebook and Twitter as well as (hopefully!) details of a county final fixture if there is one. U-13 FOOTBALL Our U-13 footballers defeated the Brickey Rangers by three points in Bushy Park over the weekend to get us to a Western final in this competition so it has really proved to be a busy time of year for the juvenile club. With lots of knockout games it is a good problem to have and testament to the great work being done at juvenile level by everyone involved. U-9’S FOOTBALL AND HURLING We continue to play football and hurling each week at these grades and the players are getting great enjoyment out of the games. MINOR FOOTBALLERS Best of luck to our minor footballers who contest the County Division 2 football final this week from everyone in the juvenile club. Getting to a County final is a fantastic achievement, winning one is very,very special indeed so go neirí an tádh libhse lads agus beir bua!

Brickey Brickey Rangers Rangers LOTTO Last week’s lotto was held in The Enterprise. Numbers drawn were 6- 8- 17- 22. There was no jackpot winner. €25 winners were Eilish Nolan, D. Flynn, Martin & Siobhan Whelan, and Peter Ferncombe. Next week’s draw will be held in The Tudor House, where the jackpot will be €9,750. Tickets €2 each and can be bought from the

usual promoters and outlets. INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE We had a comprehensive win over Ballysaggart on Saturday evening last in Bushy Park, our next game takes place on Saturday night when we take on Tourin. Throw-in is at 7.30pm at the Tourin venue. WATERFORD V'S CORK S.H. CHAMPIONSHIP Any member wishing to order tickets for above match, please give their name to Club secretary Matt Kiely in the next week. Family tickets available. WELL DONE Well done to Cormac Curran and Ciaran O'Neill who were part of the Waterford Minor Team who played Cork last week. Unfortunately, they were beaten on the night but a good performance was put up. GET WELL We wish William O'Brien, Ballinameela, a speedy recover from his recent injury. SYMPATHY The sympathies of the club are extended to the Buckley and Gee families on the death of Séan Buckley and to the Flynn families on the death of Johnny Flynn, Cappagh. May they rest in peace. JUVENILE NOTES Under 8: Under 8 boys and girls continue to train each Saturday morning. They are currently alternating each Saturday between hurling and football. If anyone wants to come along they are more than welcome. Any parent who wishes to stay and help is more than welcome. Under 10: The boys in this grade continue to train hard twice a week. Players will be notified by text. Under 11 Hurling: On Saturday last our u-11 hurling panel travelled to Lismore to take part in the Ber Ryan tournament. We played three matches first game was against home side Lismore which we won under wet and windy conditions. We then played Limerick team Coshla Gaels who proved too strong for us. In our final match we played a Cork team - Killeagh who got the early scores and went on to win in the finish. Our lads played very well and we would like to thank Lismore for inviting us to take part in this tournament and thank them for their hospitality on the day. Thanks also to the parents and mentors who helped out on the day. Under 12 Hurling: Training for this group takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6.45pm. Under 12, 13 & 14 Football: We played the Under 13 Semi-final on Sunday last, against Clashmore, after a slow start against a very strong wind we went in a half time trailing, we upped the tempo in the second half considerably, however unfortunately it was too late and we eventually lost by 2 points. Well done to all concerned a huge effort was given by all. The boys will have played the semi-final of the Under 14 championship on Tuesday night in Ballinameela against Clashmore and hopefully the results will have been reversed from Sunday’s game. Under 16 Hurling: Training has commenced for this grade and all players will be notified by text. Club Merchandise: We have socks, shorts and Jerseys for sale in the club colours, There is also a number of training tops and Jackets available. Please contact Joanie 087 2310220. We will be in Bushy Park next Saturday morning at 12.00 mid-day if anyone wishes to purchase. A final order will be placed on Monday next 19th May for merchandise - no further orders will be made for the season, so if you wish to purchase or order please do so before then. LADIES FOOTBALL League Final: Hard Luck to our Club members Liz Devine and Megan O'Connor who were part of the County Team who were beaten by Armagh in the Division 3 League Final. 11 aside Competition: We have played two matches in this competition and have been

[Rory Wyley]

beaten in both. The 7 aside competitions are commencing next weekend all players will be notified by text as soon as the fixtures are finalised. CAMOGIE NOTES Junior League Semi Final: We played Portlaw on Wednesday evening last in the semifinal below in Portlaw, this game ended in a draw. The replay was Sunday last in Leamybrien were Brickeys came out winners by 6 points.

Affane/Cappoquin COUNTY MINOR FOOTBALL C'SHIP Affane minors footballers put in a battling performance only to lose out to the amalgamated group sides of St. Pats and Naomh Bhrid who were originally up a Division but allowed to drop down. UPCOMING CAPPOQUIN/AFFANE JUVENILE GAA FIXTURES U-12 Hurling Rd 4 Friday, May 16th Cappoquin (A) V Youghal at 6.30 pm U-11 Hurling Rd 4 Friday, May 23rd Cappoquin (H) V An Gaeltacht at 6.30 pm West U-14 Hurling QF Monday, May 28th Cappoquin (A) V Fourmile at 7 pm U-12 Hurling Rd 5 Friday, May 30th Cappoquin (H) V Kilrossanty at 6.30 pm JUNIOR HURLING FIXTURE Ceapach Chuinn V Claismhor/ceanntsailebeg at Bushy Park 7.30 pm Saturday, 31st May CLUB LOTTO The numbers drawn in our Club Lotto for the jackpot prize €2,200 on Tuesday, May 6th were 3, 6, 17, 24 and there was no winner. The five €20 consolation prize winners were: Don Flynn, c/o Jas Morrissey; Shane Coughlan, Lacken; Veronica Costin, Carrigeen; Don Flynn, c/o Jas Morrissey and Brian Curtin, Tourin. This week’s draw was held on Monday, May 12th and the results will appear here next week. THREE TO ANSWER 1. Who club did the Galway Connolly brothers play for? 2. Who captained Galway to back to back All Ireland senior hurling titles in 97/98? 3. What club did Nicky English play for? LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1, Willie Bryan captained Offaly to win their first ever All Ireland senior football title. 2. Pete McGrath was coach and manager of Down when they lifted the Sam Maguire in 1991/94. 3. Former GAA president Nicky Brennan and his brother Kieran played for Conahy Shamrocks WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE FIXTURE Na Seamroga V Ceapach Chuinn at Knockanore 7.30 pm Saturday, 17th May. INTERMEDIATE HURLING FIXTURE Ceapach V Dun Na Mainstreach at Pairc Ui Fhearichair 3.30 pm Sunday, 1st June. SYMPATHY Sean Buckley, Ballyhane, a great Affane dual star of the fifties and sixties who won county titles in both hurling and football with his beloved club died last Friday, May 9th. The Affane/Cappoquin GAA club extends sincere sympathy to the Buckley family. May he rest in peace.

Kilgobinet HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Our next game is against Ballinameela Saturday, 31st May in Colligan at half past seven. BEST WISHES Wishing Cormac Power who suffered a knee injury recently a speedy recovery. Cormac has been one of our main players over the past number of years, and a great man to drive the training, his loss will be immense for the coming year in hurling and football.


GENERAL SPORT

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 16 May, 2014

15

Dungarvan Boxing Club has a night to remember DUNGARVAN Boxing Club presented a night to remember last Saturday night week at the Sports Centre. This night will go down in boxing history. Olympic Champion Katie Taylor returned to Dungarvan to take on American Kristen Carlson from Chicago in front of a full house of enthusiastic Dungarvan boxing fans and also viewed by thousands around the World as the show was streamed live, in Kristen Carlson’s club The Champion’s Gym Chicago there was 150 of her club mates watching. They were not to be disappointed by her performance, she came to fight the best in the World and she gave it her best shot. In the first round Carlson was just overwhelmed by the speed and the combinations of Taylor’s punches. This was the four times World Champion at her best and it took Carlson the most part of the first round to get to grips with the situation and she was happy to hear the bell and return to her corner and the open arms of her coach Bob Miller. Miller prepared her for the second round and she came out a lot more cautious and gave a better performance.

This is a very tough girl and her bravery and stamina were never in doubt. She is three times Golden Gloves Champion and two times Ringside World Champion and prepared herself for this challenge. In the third round Katie Taylor changed tactics and when she turned south paw she was able to catch Carlson with some big surprises and Referee Martin Fennessey was forced to give Carlson a standing count. In the final round I think Kristen Carlson knew she was not going to upset the World Rankings and Katie Taylor was still going to be number one, but none the less both boxers gave an exhibition of boxing that had to be admired. It was no surprise that Katie Taylor was the winner. M.C. on the night was Jim Joe Landers and he interviewed both girls in the ring after the bout. Kristen Carlson said she was honoured and privileged to have boxed Katie Taylor. She thanked her coach Bob Miller and the people of Dungarvan for their hospitality. Katie Taylor complimented Kristen Carlson on her performance and said she was

delighted to box in Dungarvan once again. She thanked Dungarvan Boxing Club and Gerry O’Mahony for putting the show together and for all the help Gerry gave her over the years. Katie also said she hopes to return to Dungarvan in September to take part in the Celtic Box cup. There were also ten supporting bouts on the night. The first was a Munster final carried over from the Munster Girls Championships which were held in the Glen Boxing Club Cork the previous weekend. This bout was between Linda Desmond, Rylane Cork and Tara Daly, Our lady of Lourdes Boxing Club, Limerick and the winner and the Munster Champion eleven year old 39 kg girl for 2014 was Tara Daly from Limerick. Dungarvan’s pocket rocket Nathan Jeynes was unlucky to lose on a split decision to Fergal De Faoite, Clonmel Boxing Club. Joanne Richards from St. Michaels Boxing Club, New Ross beat Shauna Kearney from Bunclody B.C., Wexford. Two times Irish Champion Davin Duggan also put on a great display for the local side

Katie Taylor Fight Night at the Dungarvan Sports Centre: Presention of the prizes for the Credit Union sponsored fight to Kevin Sheedy, Our Lady of Lourdes BC and Connie McDonagh (winner), Dungarvan BC, by Liam Moore and Noel Devereux. Also included is Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Mayor of Co. Waterford. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] including the Ali Shuffle when he beat Jordan Sheehan Clonmel Boxing Club. Michael Nevin from Portlaoise Boxing Club beat Adam Curley from St. Colemans B.C., Cork. Dungarvan’s three times National Champion Connie McDonagh put on an excellent performance beating Kevin Sheedy from Our Lady of Lourdes B.C., Limerick. Waterford’s Megan Maher

from Saviours Crystal B.C. had a narrow defeat against Rebecca Gorman from Clann Naomha B.C., Dundalk. National Senior Champion Lynn Harvey from Crumlin B.C., Dublin lost out to Maureeca Lambert from Champions Gym, Chicago, U.S.A. Lambert is very strong and very technical; she will be one to watch out for come the Rio Olympics. The next senior contest was between Portlaoise’s

Eddie McDonagh and Waterford’s Michael McDonagh, St. Paul’s Boxing Club. McDonagh took this fight at very short notice and put on a great performance, unfortunately he lost out on points. Dungarvan’s only lady boxer and their pride and joy Sarah Kiely had a very impressive win over Katie Ahearn from Tipperary Town Boxing Club. This was only Sarah’s fourth fight since she

has taken up boxing and she is showing great potential. She will take part in the Harringey Box Cup in London in June on a Munster team. A great night for Dungarvan Boxing Club and Dungarvan boxers and all who helped out on the night. A big thank you to all our sponsors whose generosity makes such an event possible, also the Town Council and staff at the Sports Centre and The Irish Red Cross.

Western Final of the Primary School Sports ON Thursday, May 15th a large crowd is expected at St. Augustine’s College for the western final of the primary school sports. Over the last two weeks we have had some very exciting races as the young athletes tried to qualify for the final. All the schools have been notified with list of qualifiers and the first race gets underway at 6.30 with line-up at 6.15. Once again we ask athletes and parents to arrive in plenty of time for the event. The first three in each of the individual events and the first two relay teams will qualify for the county finals on Thursday May 29th. GOOD DAY AT THE FIRST ROUND OF THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS The RSC was the venue last Sunday for the first session of the county championships. Over thirty athletes from West Waterford competed in sprint, middle distance, jumping and throwing events. We got off to a good start in the sprints with a win from Caoimhe Prendergast (under 10). Aoife O’Brien (under 13) showed great determination to cross the line in first place and Emily O’Mahony added the under 14 title to the under 13 she won last year. Ryan McGrath won his

West Waterford Athletic Club Juveniles first county medal when he finished 2nd in the under 13 80m one place ahead of his club mate Cormac Mahony. There were also bronze medals for Angelina Chizikova (under 10), Peter Cummins (under 9), Sinead O’Brien (under 15) and Caoimhe Dwyer (under 16). There was success too for our athletes in the middle distance events. Angelina Chizikova got us off to a winning start in the girls under 10 500m and for good measure Caoimhe Prendergast finished third and Katie Donnelly in her first county championships was fourth. Peter Cummins added a silver medal to the bronze he won in the sprint finishing 2nd in the boys under 9 300m. Marc Mahony and Eoin Kiely made it a West Waterford one two in the boys under 11 600m. Cormac Mahony had another fine run to win the boys under 13 600m and Aoife O’Brien finished 2nd in the under 13 girls. Sinead O’Brien won the gold in the girls under 15 1500m while Aoife Hamilton (under 18), Micheal Power (under 16), Caoimhe Dwyer (under 16) and Shane O’Riordan (under 18) all finishing 2nd. Emma Hallahan

(under 16) and Conor Coleman (under 15) both collected bronze medals when finishing third in their 1500m events. All our under 9, 10 and 11 athletes competed in the long jumps with Peter Cummins finishing third in his event. The girls under 10 improved with every jump and Angeline finished second just ahead of Caoimhe in third place. In the high jumps Lucy Holmes set a new pb of 1.33 to win the under 13 girls and Emily O’Mahony also had a pb clearing 1.35 to finish 3rd in the under 14 girls. Caoimhe Dwyer finished 3rd in the under 16 girls. In the shot Emily O’Mahony won a second county title with Ciare McKenna just behind in 2nd place. Aidan McKenna also won a silver medal in the boys under 16 javelin as did Marc Mahony in the turbo javelin under 11. The relays as always proved exciting with our under 10 boys and girls moving up to compete in the under 11 age group. The boy’s team of Peter Cummins, Marc Mahony, Sonny O’Donnell and Eoin Kiely finished third. The girls team of Caoimhe

Prendergast, Emma Dower, Angelina Chizikov and Katie Donnelly went one better to win the silver medals. The most competitive and exciting race of the day was the under 13 girls relay with nine teams contesting the final. Mary Kate Prendergast got us off to a good start, Aoife O’Brien made up huge ground on the back straight. Caoilinn Costin took the lead on the top bend and Lucy Holmes had to battle all the way to the line to hold off a determined Tramore and Ferrybank teams. We had one more win on the day and that was the under 15 girl’s team of Ciara McKenna, Claudia Quarry Emily O’Mahony and Sinead O’Brien. Well done to all who competed the second session will take place in the RSC on Sunday, 15th May. OFFICIALS COURSE NEXT FRIDAY AT 6.30 The county board has organised a course in the Tower Hotel on Friday night at 6.30. This course will give people the basic skills to judge track and field events at the county championships. We would encourage parents to take part in this course. If you are interested let Mary Ashe know on Wednesday night at training.

West Waterford AC County Relay Champions under 14.

West Waterford AC Girls Under 13 County 4x100 relay Champions.