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Dungarvan one step closer to becoming ‘university town’ By Paul Mooney THE signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Mercyhurst University and Waterford Council has brought Dungarvan one step closer to having a dedicated campus in the town. Last Monday afternoon, the MOU was signed simultaneously by Chief Executive of Waterford Council, Michael Walsh, and President of Mercyhurst University, Michael Victor, during a Transatlantic news conference via live videolink. Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, which was founded by the Sisters of Mercy, has had a connection with Dungarvan, particularly St. Augustine’s College, Abbeyside, which goes back to the early 1980s. Over the years, the connection between Erie and Dungarvan has strengthened, and in 2007 Dungarvan was twinned with Erie in the ‘Sister City’ programme. Dungarvan is also the location for the bi-annual Global Intelligence Forum, hosted by Mercyhurst. Waterford Fine Gael Deputy John Deasy and his St. Augustine’s College schoolmate John Melody, now a successful businessman in Erie, went to Mercyhurst on scholarships in 1986. They and others have spent the past number of years working with Mercyhurst to deliver a European headquarters in Dungarvan, catering for up to 350 students each year. Deputy Deasy said the signing of the MOU “is the first step towards what will hopefully be the construction of a dedi-

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Chief Executive of Waterford Council, Michael Walsh and Cathaoirleach of Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District Council, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Mercyhurst University, during a Transatlantic news conference via live videolink last Monday afternoon in the confernce room of the Civic Offices in Dungarvan cated campus in Dungarvan”. “The aspiration has always been to make Dungarvan a university town. It’s taken eight years to get to this point and its fantastic to see the initial groundwork has been completed,” said Deputy Deasy. The MOU provides the framework for a shared feasibility study of the proposed project, to determine whether to expand the university’s academic centre in Dungarvan into a dedicated university campus. Currently, the academic centre in Dungarvan provides for small groups of students to study here for a semester. Mr. Walsh said the MOU is a very positive step forward and is hopeful it will lead to the development of a permanent university campus in Dungarvan, which would enhance the town’s reputation and brand and set it apart from its peers, as well as deliver a significant boost to the local economy.  Continued on page 4

IRISH rugby player and Garda, Niamh Briggs, from Abbeyside, Dungarvan, is pictured at the launch of Aviva’s Christmas Campaign, calling on families to nominate loved ones who can’t spend Christmas at home to experience an early Christmas, with thanks to Aviva Home Insurance. To nominate your loved one to experience an early Christmas in their home with thanks to Aviva, visit: and enter their details before Friday, 25th November. Pictured, left to right: Jodie Costelloe (aged 11) from Malahide; Jake Church (aged 5) from Castleknock; Janiele Ciocamas (aged 10) from Finglas; and Irish rugby player Niamh Briggs.  SEE PAGE 6 []

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Public consultation on community wind farm is cancelled By Paul Mooney A PUBLIC consultation which was arranged to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) in Stradbally, in relation to a proposed community wind farm in the Copper Coast area, has been cancelled. It is understood that the public consultation was cancelled in response to the opposition voiced at a public meeting held last Monday night in Kilmacthomas, which was attended by over 600 people from the locality, who are against the community wind farm. A statement from BSB confirmed that the public consultation which was planned to take place at Barron Hall, Stradbally on Wednesday, 16th November, from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. has now been cancelled. It is understood that the 50+ investors in BSB Community Energy Ltd will meet shortly and reflect on the message that was given at the public meeting. Last week, BSB Community Energy Ltd., a limited company established by a substantial number (50+) of local people in Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen area of the county announced they were holding the public consultation to promote a ground-breaking wind energy project which will be 100% community owned. The proposed project was mooted as striving to become only the second 100 percent community-owned wind farm in Ireland, the other is in Temple-

A section of the crowd which attended the public meeting at the Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas, last Monday evening.

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derry, Co. Tipperary. However, the public meeting held last Monday night in the Rainbow Hall, Kilmacthomas, which was also attended by representatives of BSB, heard testimonies from residents living near wind turbines in County Waterford, which shocked many people at the meeting. Those residents gave details of living a nightmare in their own homes, with the constant noise and shadow flicker from nearby wind turbines. Guest speakers at the meeting included Dr. Graham Roberts, Neil van Dokkum and EU candidate for Ireland South, Kieran Hartley. Many of the residents who spoke at the meeting lashed out at politicians, whom, they claim, did nothing to help their communities in relation to a proliferation of wind turbines

nowhere else in the world would this be allowed to happen. “The Copper Coast is an area of naturally occurring beauty. We are trying to nurture our fledgling tourism industry in Waterford. No where else in the world would this be allowed to happen near a UNESCO site,” Mr. Hartley said. Two questions were asked at the end of the meeting in Kilmacthomas – if anyone was in favour of the community wind farm. No one raised their hand. The second question asked the meeting if anyone was opposed to the wind farm. “Everyone in the room raised their hand. It was a unanimous decision,” said Mr. Hartley. “No-one can say this is a ‘community scheme’ wind farm, because the community who attended the meeting voted unanimously against it,” he added.

being erected. One woman living under the two turbines in Portlaw said politicians had called to her before the General Election, but since a third wind turbine has been granted for Portlaw, none of the politicians returned to see her. The meeting also heard from a man who is building his home in Portlaw and how he was forced to reduce the size of the building because of the ‘visual impact’ it would have had on the landscape – despite being near to the Portlaw turbines! Kieran Hartley, who gave a presentation at the meeting, said the attendance at the meeting represented at least 500 homes in the area who are against this proposed wind farm. He said the proposed wind farm is located at a UNESCO World Heritage Site and said


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Two proposed variations on Development Plans to go on public display TWO proposed variations to the local authority’s Development Plans have gone on public display for submissions. Currently, there are three Development Plans in existence - the Dungarvan Town Development Plan (2012-2018); the Waterford County Development Plan (20112017); and the Waterford City Development Plan (2013-2019) - these plans exist from the old defunct local authorities. Once the Development Plans expire, it is believed a new Development Plan will be created for the whole of Waterford City and County. At the November meeting of Waterford City and County Council, Hazel O’Shea, of the Planning Section, said the two proposed

variations of the Development Plans are required by national legislation. The two proposed variations relate to the implementation of a vacant site levy and a requirement for ten percent social housing in developments of ten houses or more under Part V of the Planning and Development Act. Ms. O’Shea said these proposed variations were enacted under the Urban Regeneration Housing Act 2015 and a workshop will be held for Councillors to brief them and deal with any queries prior to the variations being brought before the Council for decision. Cllr. Seanie Power, Chairperson of the SPC on Planning, proposed the variations be placed on public display, which was seconded and agreed unanimously.

Cllr. John Hearne said these two initiatives were very important, particularly in relation to the provision of social housing. “We need as many houses built as we can, and not have vacant land just left there,” he said. Director of Services, Lar Power, said the proposed variations to the Development Plans would go on public display for submissions and observations from members of the public. He explained that the vacant sites levy is designed to encourage developers who are sitting on vacant sites waiting for the price to rise on the cost of land, to either develop the vacant sites or sell them on.

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Dungarvan one step closer to becoming ‘university town’ FROM FRONT PAGE Mr. Walsh said the commitment is there, but it obviously is a very big capital investment for Mercyhurst University. “They are appointing a project manager and have an internal project team to develop the business case.There will be a report to the university’s governors with a view to having a final decision sometime next Autumn,” said Mr. Walsh. “It does require that the business case stacks up, and we’d be of the view that it does, but it needs to be teased out.” He said the university needs to ensure the students will be available and committed to studying here, and that they will be able to combine the overseas studying in Dungarvan with their own academic year and cycles. Mr. Walsh said the university currently has an oversubscription of students looking to study in Dungarvan. He said that it would be difficult to put a figure on the benefits the proposal could

bring to Dungarvan, which is what the business case will examine, but acknowledged that the capital investment “would be very significant” and there would be spin-off benefits for jobs, as well as the boost to the local economy by visiting students. “It would be difficult to put a handle on the reputation and brand enhancement it will bring, but it is obviously of real significance,” Mr. Walsh said, pointing out that there would be a tourism aspect of returning students with their families and friends. Cathaoirleach of DungarvanLismore Municipal District Council, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan said one thing that is really noticeable since the first group of Mercyhurst students arrived to study in Dungarvan back in 2010, is the programme is proving extremely popular. He said he believes the oversubscription of students for the Dungarvan study programme helped to convince Mercyhurst. “Students want to come to

The Memorandum of Understanding being signed simultaneously during the Transatlantic news conference via live videolink last Monday afternoon in the confernce room of the Civic Offices in Dungarvan. Left, Chief Executive of Waterford Council, Michael Walsh and right, Cathaoirleach of DungarvanLismore Municipal District Council, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, both sign the MOU. The large screen shows President of Mercyhurst University, Michael Victor and Dr. Heidi Hosey, Director of International Study, signing the Memorandum of Understanding at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Also included on the screen is Debbie Morton, Director of Public Relations and Media Relations Manager at Mercyhurst University, who was Master of Ceremonies for the event. Dungarvan and it is also noticeable the amount of students who return here afterwards with their family and friends that is another spin-off and it just goes to show the impact we

have on the students when they come to visit here,” Cllr. Geoghegan added. Mr. Walsh said he has been dealing directly with the University, and work will be con-

tinuing in the background. The Economic Section of the Council, under Director of Services Lar Power and Senior Engineer, Paul Daly, will also be dealing specifically with Mercy-

hurst. A six acre site located off John Treacy Street adjacent to Currans and Aldi has been identified as the proposed location for the university campus and student accommodation.

Deasy welcomes signing of MOU with Mercyhurst THE prospect of an American college creating a campus in Dungarvan took a major step forward this week. A press conference was held at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania on Monday to announce the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding with Waterford Council officials. The MOU authorises a shared feasibility study of a Mercyhurst campus in Dungarvan. Waterford Council CEO Michael Walsh joined the simultaneous signing through electronic conferencing. “This is the first step towards what will hopefully be the construction of a dedicated campus in Dungarvan,” says Waterford TD John Deasy, a graduate of Mercyhurst, who travelled to Erie earlier this year to meet the university’s new president, Michael Victor. “The aspiration has always been to make Dungarvan a university town. It’s taken eight years

to get to this point and its fantastic to see the initial groundwork has been completed. “When I went to Erie last March I could sense a new impetus had emerged within Mercyhurst and now we are beginning to see the manifestation of that, which I hope will change the face of the town of Dungarvan for the next 10 years,” he added. Since that visit to the States, Mr. Victor and the university’s provost, David Dausey, has been to Dungarvan to meet Deputy Deasy, Waterford Council officials, and Mercyhurst’s Irish board. The relationship between Dungarvan and Mercyhurst dates back more than three decades, with educational links to St. Augustine’s College, Abbeyside starting in the mid-eighties. Many students from the Friary and other schools in West Waterford have attended third-level

John Deasy and John Melody on the cover of Mercyhurst’s summer 2016 magazine. there since and Dungarvan and Erie were formally twinned in 2007. For the past six years students from Erie have come to Dungarvan to study and use it as a base to explore the rest of Ireland and Europe. Dungarvan has also hosted Mercyhurst’s Global Intelligence Forum a number of times, most recently in July 2015.

Deputy Deasy and his former St. Augustine’s College schoolmate John Melody, now a successful businessman in Erie, went there on scholarships in 1986 and have kept in close contact since. They and others have spent the past number of years working with Mercyhurst to deliver a European headquarters in Dungarvan, catering for up to 350 students each year.

Top picture: members of Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District Council, with Chief Executive, Michael Walsh during the Transatlantic news conference via live videolink last Monday afternoon in the confernce room of the Civic Offices in Dungarvan. Bottom picture: The large screen shows the live link to Mercyhurst University during the press conference. Left to right: Debbie Morton, Director of Public Relations and Media Relations Manager at Mercyhurst University, and MC for the event; President of Mercyhurst University, Michael Victor and Dr. Heidi Hosey, Director of International Study, signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

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MOU is ‘natural progression’ of Mercyhurst’s relationship with Dungarvan By Paul Mooney THE President of Mercyhurst University, Michael Victor, has described the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the university and Dungarvan as “a natural progression� of the Transatlantic relationship that dates back to the early 1980s. Last Monday afternoon, during a live videolink news conference, Mr. Victor said the university has been in dialogue and analysis with Waterford Council for a number of years around establishing a permanent and physical presence in Dungarvan. He said that more recently “these discussions have become more ambitious regarding the scale of the project�. In 2010, Mercyhurst established an academic centre in Dungarvan, known as Mercyhurst College Ireland, chaired by Dr. Heidi Hosey, which afforded small groups of Mercyhurst students and faculty to study in Dungarvan. That same year, the university’s Intelligence Studies Department, led by Jim Breckenridge, also began hosting the bi-annual Global Intelligence

Forum in Dungarvan. “We now find ourselves at the threshold of an unprecedented opportunity to transform that small, but flourishing, academic centre into a fully fledged international campus of scale for all of our students to experience, not to mention other students from across the United States and Europe,� said Mr.Victor. However, Mr. Victor said that while the university believes in the value of international study and building bridges towards cross-cultural understanding, they must do everything possible to ensure that it is in the long-term interest of Mercyhurst, and so, the MOU provides the framework for a shared analysis of a proposed Mercyhurst University campus in Dungarvan. Mr. Victor said a number of “timely factors� prompted the university to take the further step forward, including: an offer by Waterford Council to make available a six acre parcel of land to Mercyhurst for development; positive discussions with Irish State Investment Fund regarding financing; the availability of experts in capital development who would volunteer their skills to advance the project. Mr. Victor also paid tribute to

Dungarvan natives and Mercyhurst graduates John Melody (Erie businessman) and Waterford Deputy John Deasy. He said a “relationship of trust� has been built between Mercyhurst and Dungarvan and a “fruitful Sister City relationship between Erie and Dungarvan�, and by situating a campus in the country of their founders – the Sisters of Mercy – they are bringing their Irish Catholic heritage full circle and solidify the core features of their identity. “As challenges continue to build for higher education, we must be visionary in our approach to the future of Mercyhurst University and this opportunity fits that bill. I can’t emphasise that enough,� Mr. Victor said. Mr.Victor said the university is in the process of appointing a specialist project manager to lead the preparation of the business case, with an in-house project team appointed to oversee the work, in collaboration with Waterford Council. Mr.Victor said it was his hope that “this time next year, we will be in a position to proceed with an exciting and unique development�.

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Management Officers, saying many communities around Waterford “were badly lost without them�. “There was a disconnect and we canvassed for a long time to get them restored,� said Cllr. Hearne. “I’m glad they are coming back to help us.� Cllr. Hearne outlined one housing estate where there is an anti-social element. He said three houses in the particular estate are vacant, with scrap being stored in one house and rubbish being stored in another. “There is a caravan left up there for nearly a year now and it hasn’t been removed. There is a sense of decline in the area and leads to people having a sense of hopelessness,� said Cllr. Hearne. “These houses we badly need to have put back into our stock so we can put people in them. “I’m delighted the Council has taken on the issue and put efforts, material and people into this, because it is badly needed.� He asked the Council to address the issues as soon as

possible and help restore the faith in the community again. Mr. Grimes said the issues raised by Cllr. Hearne would be examined by the Council. He said in addition to the new Estate Management Unit, the Council has committed to taking appropriate action to prevent, reduce and respond to incidents of anti-social behaviour in housing estates. “We will work closely with other agencies including the GardaĂ­, HSE, Department of Social Protection and Revenue,â€? Mr. Grimes said. He said the Council has a dedicated anti-social behaviour investigation agent who will be working in tandem with the new estate management unit. “Anti-social behaviour can be reported either through residents associations or directly to the Council,â€? said Mr. Grimes. “It is important to assure people who are making complaints of anti-social behaviour that they will be treated with confidentiality,â€? he added.

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Dungarvan native Niamh Briggs calls on families to nominate loved ones to have an early Christmas Over Two Thirds of People in Munster will be Missing Family Members This Christmas . . . DUNGARVAN native, Irish rugby player and Garda Niamh Briggs calls on families across Waterford to nominate loved ones who can’t spend Christmas at home to experience an early Christmas, with thanks to Aviva Home Insurance Over two thirds (67%) of families in Munster will be missing family members on Christmas Day this year. While, almost half (46%) of people in Munster will be missing someone from their home this Christmas due to emigration. These are among the findings of research carried out by REDC for Aviva Home Insurance. The research also found that for the majority of respondents (81%) from Munster, spending time with family is the most important thing for them about Christmas. While, one in 10 respondents will be missing a close family member at home this Christmas because they have to work. Irish rugby player and Garda, Niamh Briggs, is one of those who will be spending this Christmas away from home as she will be working for the third year out of the past six. With this in mind, Aviva has teamed up with Niamh to call on the people of Ireland to nominate family members or loved ones who will be missing Christmas at home this year. Nominees will be in with a chance to win an early Christmas Day, complete with all the trimmings in their home, with thanks to Aviva. Speaking from the launch of the Aviva Home Insurance Campaign, Niamh Briggs, a native of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, said:

“My mum is a nurse and regularly had to work on Christmas Day when I was growing up, so when I became a Garda it was something I was well used to. It’s not like a normal working day at work, we do have a bit of fun and generally the atmosphere is really nice but for me, Christmas is very much about being at home with family and the people I love, so we’ll definitely be having a replica Christmas dinner in the Briggs household once I have a day off! “Almost everyone I know will be missing some family members this Christmas because they’re either working or have emigrated and I know that’s the experience across Waterford, Munster and throughout the country. I’m delighted to be involved with this campaign with Aviva and would encourage as many people as possible to nominate their loved ones so they can be treated to a surprise early Christmas Day.” Asked about their biggest sources of worry at Christmas, the research found that over a quarter (29%) of respondents living in Dublin are concerned about the possibility of their home being burgled. Those in the wider Leinster region are more worried about burglary than those in Munster (23% v 18%) while only 13% of respondents living in Connacht had such a concern. Commenting on the findings, Sharon Treanor, Marketing Manager at Aviva, said: “Christmas in Ireland is a really special time and it’s clear from our survey that home is exactly where most people want to be. In

fact, 43% of people in Ireland said having some time in their own home is the most important thing to them during the festive season. For Aviva, a Happy Christmas is one where our customers have a safe and secure Christmas in their homes. That’s why we increase the value of our Home Insurance contents cover by 10% over the festive period. We would urge families to take extra care to protect their homes and families during this time of the year.” Aviva Home Insurance is reminding people of top tips for protecting your home this Christmas: 1. Check your home insurance policy to make sure your Christmas gifts are covered in the unlucky event of a burglary. 2. Don’t leave Christmas gifts in plain sight of windows and potentially in view of burglars, keep them hidden away as long as possible 3. Develop a safety-check routine ensuring all windows and doors are locked before going out 4. Don’t leave car keys in plain sight of the front door or windows 5. Even if your social media profiles are set to private, do not use them to announce that you will be away for the holidays as burglars could potentially be monitoring this 6. Lock away any garden tools or ladders so that a burglar cannot use them to break into your house and use a heavy-duty padlock to lock your garden shed 7. If there is a Neighbourhood Watch in your area, advise them

Irish Rugby Player & Garda Niamh Briggs Launches an Early Christmas from Aviva Home Insurance – Picture shows Jodie Costelloe (aged 11) from Malahide, Janiele Ciocamas (aged 10) from Finglas, Irish rugby player, Garda Niamh Briggs and Jake Church (aged 5) from Castleknock. Irish rugby player and Garda Niamh Briggs is pictured at the launch of Aviva’s Christmas Campaign, calling on families to nominate loved ones who can’t spend Christmas at home to experience an early Christmas, with thanks to Aviva Home Insurance. To nominate your loved one to experience an early Christmas in their home with thanks to Aviva, visit: and enter their details before Friday, 25th November. [] if you’ll be away over the period, or alternatively inform a trusted neighbour 8. When you go out shopping or socialising over the holidays, try and give the impression that someone is home by leaving a radio, TV or some lights on

To highlight this campaign, Aviva took to the streets to find out what is most important to the people of Ireland at Christmas. See what they said in this short video: h?v=vj6FI2s8CIo&feature=yout To nominate your loved one to experience an early Christmas in their home with thanks to Aviva, visit: and enter their details before Friday, 25th November.

The Lismore Food Company - A delicious new confection launches this week ‘Dark Chocolate Apple Crisp Thins’ THE Lismore Food Company is delighted to introduce a new Fine Confection to extend their range of delicious fine premium foods. ‘Dark Chocolate Crisp Apple Thins' will be sold in stores

throughout Ireland leading into the Christmas season. These divine crisp apple thins, air dried and wrapped in the finest dark Belgian chocolate are an epicurean delight. They are packaged in beautiful teal and

aquamarine coloured boxes and carry the company's distinctive gold disc to contrast and complement the burnt orange and mustard colours of the their sweet and savoury fine biscuit range. ‘We’re thrilled to be introducing these fabulous Dark Chocolate Apple Crisps to the market’ says Beth-Ann Smith.‘The taste is exceptional and we believe our customers will love this innovative new product and the gorgeous new packaging. It's perfect for gifting and a wonderful treat for home this Christmas' Commenting on the new confection Owen Madden says, “The delicious and luxurious chocolate counters perfectly with the crisp texture and taste of the Jonathan apple. This confection is perfect with an espresso after dinner or as an afternoon snack'. The Dark

Chocolate Apple Crisp Thins are gluten free and dairy free. The Lismore Food Company comprises three artisans who share a story of several hundred years of baking and food retailing. Beth-Ann Smith’s family history in food stretches back to Smith’s Stores, a fine food delicatessen and bakery on Cork’s Patrick Street. Having trained at Ballymaloe Cookery School she is now head chef at Lismore Castle. Brothers Owen and Ken Madden’s family opened a bakery and public house on Lismore’s Main Street in the early 1800’s. Now called ‘The Summerhouse’ and home to The Lismore Food Company, they continue this rich culinary tradition in the same historic location. Their range of fine sweet and savoury biscuits are sold in stores throughout Ireland and the UK, and in selected stores in Switzerland and

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G re e n s h o o t s o n t h e Waterford star t-up l a n d sc a p e

Mr. Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office. [Garrett FitzGerald]

IF you are confident, determined, a risk taker and have a sound business idea, not only do you possess the traits of an entrepreneur, the Local Enterprise Office Waterford wants to talk to you. Since LEO Waterford opened its doors in Waterford and Dungarvan in 2014, almost 1,000 entrepreneurs have availed of the myriad of support services on offer from LEO Waterford helping them take their businesses to the next level. As part of a network of 31 LEO’s across the country, Waterford LEO works with people thinking of starting a business by giving them access to the full range of State supports from different Government bodies, such as Waterford City and County Council, Enterprise Ireland, Department of Social Protection, the Credit Review Office and training bodies. Mr. Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office, said the calibre of start–ups in Waterford is striking. “Waterford is punching well above its weight when it comes to new businesses. The portfolio

of food, drinks, IT and pharma enterprises is very impressive. We have been very fortunate in seeing a lot of success from businesses that started small and have now gained huge national, and in some cases, international attention.” “Many of the entrepreneurs that we meet with have a brilliant business idea in mind, they are hungry, not afraid of failure and passionate about succeeding. What we do is give them the tools, advice, direction and support to turn that idea into a viable business enterprise.” “In many cases the assistance comes in the form of mentoring, in some it’s financial assistance and in others it is business training and upskilling. These resources are easily accessible and invaluable to anyone thinking of starting a business. Waterford is open for business and these services serve to encourage the growth of the small business sector in Waterford.” Waterford LEO is the 4th highest performing Enterprise Office nationally and last year alone €633,000 was approved for direct grant-aiding to 35 local

businesses. Waterford LEO has met with almost 1,000 clients and provided over €1.5 million in business grants and funding and over €1 million in soft supports such as training and mentoring. Mr. Walsh added “Anyone thinking of starting a business is bound to be encouraged by the wealth of successful businesses that started in a garage, a shed or a scribble on a notepad. Many of our food clients have now secured shelf-space in the aisles of the country’s largest retailers, innovative IT entrepreneurs have been approached by international tech giants and local pharma companies have received investment from global industry leaders.” If you have a business idea and would like to find out more about what support services are available, call Local Enterprise Office Waterford on 0761 102905 or call into the offices at 35 The Mall, Waterford, or The Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. A list of LEO support services is also available on


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Waterford’s newest craft company to join Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Market

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Dungarvan Restaurant joins Ireland’s Blue Book IRELAND’S Blue Book is delighted to announce the addition of three new properties to their collection of Country Houses, Historic Hotels and Restaurants for 2017. Joining the collection are The Tannery Townhouse and Restaurant, Co. Waterford, Hilton Park Manor, Co. Monaghan; and Belleek Castle, Co. Mayo. The announcement was made at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford, on November 8th 2016. The new additions bring the total number of properties in the collection to 50 for 2017, the highest number since the Blue Book association was founded in 1974. Chairperson of Ireland's Blue Book & Proprietor of L'Ecrivain Restaurant, Sallyanne Clarke said “We are delighted to have The Tannery, Hilton Park, and Belleek Castle as part of the Blue Book Family. I am privileged to continue my role as Chairperson of the association, and with 2016 being one of the strongest years for Irish tourism, our Hotels & Restaurants are looking forward to a very busy year ahead.” Paul Flynn’s renowned restaurant which also offers boutique accommodation and a cookery school, will join high end restaurants such as L’Ecrivain and Chapter Oneon the list. ABOUT THE TANNERY Since Paul and Máire Flynn opened The Tannery in 1997, it has become one of the most original and welcoming experiences in Irish food. What makes it special? There is Paul’s cooking, of course – his fresh Waterford ingredients, ever-changing menus and mouth-watering focus on local produce.There is the unique location in the seaside town of Dungarvan, a stone’s throw from the Copper Coast and Comeragh Mountains. But most of all, there is the Tannery’s knack for serving up that most important of ingredients: a great time. Staying overnight in the Tannery Townhouse, the compact and cosy rooms in the heart of downtown Dungarvan completes the Tannery experience.

COPPER Coast Woodcrafts a new timber and copper craft company based in Tramore in County Waterford will showcase their handmade timber and copper products at the annual Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Craft Fair from November 25th to December 23rd, 2016. Copper Coast Woodcrafts hand make a wide selection of traditional products with a unique modern twist including families of miniature wooden reindeer, timber tree decorations and keepsake boxes for family treasures, love heart shaped engagement ring boxes for that all important big question. A broad array of trendy bespoke timber and copper products are also on offer including bent nail beer bottle openers, bespoke custom made longboard cruiser skateboards and old school style penny boards along with unique VW camper style timber artwork pieces and Eco-amplifiers for iPhone and android phones for music streaming. At the Garter Lane Festive Fair over 40 members of the Waterford Homecrafts come together to display traditional and modern day craft pieces for sale under one roof. Carpenter Gary Cowman from Tramore designs and hand makes each of Copper Coast Woodcrafts unique pieces, commenting on his first Christmas season he says, “I’m delighted to be taking part in the Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Market, the quality of the crafts produced by the members is outstanding and offer some really unique gift options this Christmas.” For further details on the unique pieces produced by Copper Coast Woodcrafts see or visit the Waterford Homecrafts Christmas Fair from November 25th at Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford.

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Anna Scurry, Health Care Assistant, Dungarvan Community Hospital, who walked the Dublin City Marathon as a sponsored walk in aid of the Palliative Fund Dungarvan Community Hospital. In conjunction with the sponsored marathon, Anna also ran a series of coffee mornings in both the ‘Rainbow Hall,’ Kilmacthomas, and in Dungarvan Community Hospital. A big thank you to all members of the public who supported Anna both in the Kilmacthomas area and Dungarvan area. A special expression of thanks also must be attributed to all who donated prizes for the raffle. Winners of the raffle were: -1st prize of a hamper: Margaret Shanahan, Springmount, Dungarvan; 2nd prize: Josephine Morrissey, Mounagoush, Old Parish; 3rd prize: Helen Nugent, Dungarvan; 4th prize: Nora Walsh, Garrycloyne, Dungarvan; 5th prize: Patricia McCarthy, Coolnagour, Dungarvan.

Councillors told they can’t rezone land until National Planning Framework is in place COUNCILLORS were told at the November meeting of Waterford City and County Council that they are not allowed to bring any variation in the Development Plan to zoned land until such times as the National Planning Framework is in place, which won’t be until sometime later in 2017. Cllr. James Tobin said it was “delaying progress in Waterford” in his opinion and means that there won’t be any new zoned land in Waterford for development until at least 2020, with members of the public not likely to build on any new zoned land until 2024 / 2025. Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald had made the initial enquiry of when the Council can expect an overall Development Plan for Waterford City and County, as currently, there are three Development Plans in operation from the old defunct local authorities – Waterford City, Waterford County and Dungarvan Town. Waterford County Development Plan is due to end in 2017, while Dungarvan Town Development Plan is due to end in 2018 and Waterford City Development Plan is due to end in 2019. “Until we have a new Development Plan (for the amalgamated authority of Waterford City and County) the current Development Plans will continue to be the existing plans for the three areas,” said Director of Services, Lar Power.

He said the existing Development Plans can be updated to comply with national legislation through proposed variations. Mr. Power said there was an instruction from the Department that the new unified authority of Waterford City and County Council was not to commence a new Development Plan process until such time as the National Planning Framework has been completed. “The National Planning Framework replaces the National Spatial Strategy,” Mr. Power explained. He said the latest indication is that the NPF should be completed sometime in mid-2017. “Until such time as we have a new Development Plan, the existing Development Plans continue to operate,” he said. “By mid-2017 we should have a NPF and that will enable us to commence the formulation of a new Development Plan for the city and county.” Mr. Power said any new Development Plan won’t be started until after mid-2017 and it will take between 80 and 104 weeks. Cllr. Tobin described it as “another part of the failed amalgamation that we are suffering”. He said it means a Councillor cannot make a variation to the current Development Plans to have land rezoned - “Land which is badly needed now”. Mr. Power reiterated that

Councillors “can’t bring forward a variation to zone land, because we are prohibited from doing so until the NPF is adopted, at which stage we can commence the Development Plan process”. However, this drew the ire of several Councillors. “What are people supposed to do who are living in an area that is not zoned for housing? Wait until after 2018 to build a family home?” Cllr. Liam Brazil asked. Cllr. Damien Geoghegan asked for clarification that Councillors won’t be able to vary the Development Plans or rezone land until the NPF is brought out by the government – “So, nowhere in the country can have zoning changed until the NPF comes out”. “Surely the existing Development Plans that are in place would allow us to do it (rezone land),” Cllr. Geoghegan questioned. Mr. Power said local authorities that amalgamated, Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick, were instructed not to commence the formulation of any new Development Plan until the NPF is completed, which is expected in mid-2017. “We were told not to zone any further lands until the formulation of the new Development Plan,” Mr. Power said. Cllr. John Cummins said the matter needed to be clarified by the Council Executive and sought further information on the matter.

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Dungarvan, a University town at last? THERE is very positive news this week in regard to the possibility of Mercyhurst University establishing a permanent campus in Dungarvan. On Monday last, the power of electronic communication was employed to facilitate the simultaneous signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mercyhurst and Waterford Council. This is to allow for Mercyhurst to investigate thoroughly if it is in their best interests to set up a permanent campus in Dungarvan. It is hoped that with the positive experience which the University has had in sending students to Dungarvan for up to ten weeks under their Study Abroad Programme, the result of the investigations and feasibility study will be positive. Since the initial faltering steps were taken in 2007 to create a Sister City relationship by twinning the City of Erie, home of Mercyhurst University, with Dungarvan, slow but positive progress has been made in building a relationship with the University which has its roots in four Leaving Cert students accepting scholarships from the University in 1986. Two of those original students, John Deasy, TD and John Melody, now a successful businessman in Erie, have been fostering the links and facilitating the College to grow in Dungarvan. Recent visits to Mercyhurst by Deputy Deasy have furthered the initiative and last Monday’s endorsement of the process with a Memorandum of Understanding represents a major advance towards a permanent campus in Dungarvan. Mercyhurst University has been using Dungarvan as a destination for their Study Abroad programme since 2010 and since then, eleven cohorts of students have come to the town spending up to twelve weeks studying on their temporary campus. Over the past thirty years, students from St. Augustine’s College have intermittently travelled to Mercyhurst for their third-level education maintaining the continuity of

Incorp. Munster Industrial Advocate the link. Dungarvan could be termed a university town as a result of the Mercyhurst presence over the past seven years, but a permanent campus would cement that title for the town for the future. In a week when doubt has been expressed over the future of American investment in Ireland and the possible withdrawal of American businesses, this welcome news could not have come at a better time.

The new Trump Presidency IT is little short of difficult to understand how the American people could have chosen such a controversial character as Donald Trump as their 45th President. It is even more difficult for neutral outsiders to understand why intelligent, well read, well educated Americans holding responsible positions could have allied themselves to a man who shows such negative traits to the public. Having reached the White House despite his objectionable beliefs, articulated publicly and repeatedly throughout his campaign, many right thinking voters are further dismayed by the President-Elect’s choice of his closest advisors. In retrospect, perhaps his election should have been obvious, repeating a pattern we have seen in several countries on this side of the Atlantic. In France, extreme right wing politicians have made immense ground under the leadership of people like Marine le Pen, the leader of the right wing National Front party who came a respectable third in the last French Presidential election and may in the not too distant future come into a position of real power. In the last six months we have seen the result of a poll

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to take Britain out of Europe and while the measure was passed by a narrow margin, it represents a protest vote and a success for extremism and intolerance. That may not have been the intent of the majority of people who voted in that way, but it represents another victory for the extremist right. In Ireland in February, we saw a rejection of the traditional ruling political parties, often in favour of people who espouse extreme left-wing views, contrary to voting traditions in this country. It is another example of the rejection of traditional politics and the failure of those in whom it was trusted. So, it is little wonder that the American people, rejecting a system which they have perceived to have failed them, voted for someone who holds extreme views, but who hardly could be seen to represent the views and reservations and disenchantment of the ordinary American people. It appears that we are in an era of change, when people who are desperate for a different approach and philosophy to what they have experienced in recent years, are willing to pin their hopes and lend their support to the objectionable policies like those of President-Elect Trump. What this means for Ireland is as yet unclear. On the face of it, Ireland is set to suffer from Mr. Trump’s intended policy of pulling back American companies from foreign countries – including Ireland – to American soil. This may not happen to the extent he would like, because Europe in general, and Ireland in particular, present a positive opportunity for doing business on this side of the Atlantic. With his previous extremist declarations being softened and modified daily, it is difficult for even the economic and political experts to predict the outcome of this threat with the little hard information available in regard to his final policies. There are certain to be difficult times in the immediate future and it may take a great deal of diplomatic skill and negotiation to navigate our way through the unknown waters of the months ahead. Those charged with that responsibility will have a difficult task, but we are not short of such people who have a proven record of representing our country abroad with success.

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Nurses hold lunchtime protest at Dungarvan Community Hospital

Johnny Morrissey, 5 Thomson’s Lane, Dungarvan, who graduated with a Higher Diploma in Business in Service Design & Innovation (Level 8) at WIT Waterford.

MEMBERS of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) held a lunchtime protest from 1.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. last Tuesday, 15th November, at Dungarvan Community Hospital, to highlight the shortage of nurses at this 146 bedded care of the older person facility. This will be followed by the commencement of a work to rule at 8.00 a.m. Monday, 21st November, 2016. During the work to rule nurses will set aside non- nursing roles in order to maximise patient care requirements. This HSE run establishment currently has 12 vacant whole time equivalent (WTE) nurse positions and this is further compounded by approximately seven vacant posts arising from absences including maternity leave which are not being replaced. Calls by members to curtail

admissions to the facility until such time as nursing levels improve, were not acted on by the HSE. “INMO members feel that they have no option but to concentrate on core nursing care roles to ensure their focus is on delivering quality and safe care to their patients at the hospital,” said Mary Power, INMO Industrial Relations Officer. “This shortage of nursing staff has been ongoing for quite some time and while we have met management on many occasions, the HSE have failed to recruit enough nurses for Dungarvan Community Hospital to meet the service needs. “This action will enhance the actual nursing care for patients as it will allow nurses to prioritise patient care by ceasing nonurgent clerical/support work,” she added.

Cathal Curran, son of Pat and Margaret Curran, Mount Odell, Dungarvan, who was recently conferred with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University. Cathal is pictured with his brother Brian and father Pat.

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Turning on of Christmas Lights 2016 BUILDING on the success of previous Dungarvan Aglow’s, the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber has come together with the Waterford City & County Council, local retailers and lots of energetic people and groups to ensure this year’s Christmas calendar is packed with even more entertainment and activities than ever before, not forgetting lots more lights to illuminate our town and keep shopping local! This year’s Christmas celebrations will begin on Sunday, 20th November, in Grattan Square. This is a change from the tradition and feedback thus far says it’s a more appealing day for families to come visit. From 2.00 p.m. market stalls, children’s entertainment and a Giant Human Snowglobe will be on offer to all visitors. SGC Cinema are running Disney’s Sing-a-long ‘Frozen’ from 1.30 p.m. The Mad Hatter will be in situ to get all the children involved and singing their little hearts out, the fancy dress starts at 4.00 p.m. Free

Santa Hats and Glow sticks will be given to children in attendance (while stocks last). Santa will be arriving with sirens this year so you better watch out! Dungarvan Aglow plans to climax again this year with its renowned illuminations all over town, hanging angels, giant snowmen and reindeer a life size Christmas bauble where we will be offering family photos on certain Saturdays in December, classy trees and an iconic quayside. An elaborate calendar of events which is action packed from 20th November right through to 25th December has been put together and will be sure to entice young & old to Dungarvan to enjoy the Christmas lights and all Dungarvan Aglow has to offer. Please join the fun on November 20th and help set Dungarvan Aglow this Christmas!


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Recycling companies warned to have ‘bring bank’ sites clean and tidy COMPANIES which operate bottle banks and clothes banks around Waterford are being warned to have their sites clean and tidy and to a high standard coming into the busy Christmas season. Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald told the November meeting of Waterford City and County Council that he has been contacted by many people living near bottle banks and clothes banks who have

complained about the general untidiness of the sites, such as overflowing containers, rubbish, broken glass and black sacks full of clothes being left behind. “There have been some instances where Council employees and even residents have had to go and tidy up the area,” he said. Cllr. Fitzgerald said he was aware that the contract between these recycling companies and

the Council stipulates that the companies are obliged to keep the facilities in good order. He asked the Council to write to the recycling collection companies and ensure they live up to their obligations. Director of Services, Fergus Galvin said the Council is aware of the issues and confirmed the companies have a contractual obligation to keep the bring bank areas clean and tidy.

“We have written to the companies in recent days and we will be following it up,” said Mr. Galvin. “We are looking for their collections and cleaning schedules, particularly over the next number of weeks and the Christmas period, in particular the bottle banks which can become very busy - we want to ensure they are kept up to the highest standard,” Mr. Galvin added.

Council ‘risk assess’ public areas ALTHOUGH Waterford Council carries out risk assessments of their public areas, they still receive claims from members of the public over trips and falls. At the November meeting of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Declan Doocey noted that some other local authorities had ‘substantial compensation’ claims for accidents on footpaths and asked if there would be similar figures for Waterford Council. “Particularly regarding cobblelock, which seems to be causing a lot of problems,” said Cllr. Doocey.

Responding, Director of Services, Fergus Galvin confirmed that the Council does receive claims for trips and falls on an ongoing basis. He said he was unaware of the number of claims because they are dealt with by IPB (Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurances Ltd.) who carry out the risk management in relation to insurance claims. “What we do is risk assess all of our public areas, particularly when undertaking new works, to ensure the materials and design we use are of the highest quality and present the least possible risk to the public,” said Mr. Galvin.

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On the one road Christy Parker finds one charity Road Run is more than just a fundraiser . . . THE true essence of what Youghal’s annual Phil’s Road Run fundraiser is about was impressively illustrated at the official launch of the event’s third manifestation in the GAA’s Club Áras headquarters. The event commemorates the life of Phil Terry, whose widower Pad Joe hails from Old Parish in An Rinn. Those in attendance will have noted how the event extends beyond raising funds for treatment – it also raises hope, morale and spirits and is a reflection of how important a supportive community is to its members who are in strife. This year, the run will benefit Izzy O’Connell, an eight yearold local girl receiving regular treatment in London for a brain tumour. Izzy was diagnosed with the inoperable condition in 2014 but is responding well to a trial drug treating the condition at Great Ormonde Street hospital. Izzy and members of her family were present at the launch and Izzy’s mum Emma, offered an insight into the impact that a diagnosis such as Izzy’s can have on a family when she said that “you and the people you love are thrown into a fight, one that you don’t need and certainly don’t want.” HELPLESS AND ALONE Emma spoke how “the feelings of helplessness and isolation are indescribable” and then added that “events like tonight help to

make those feelings disappear. To know and experience such support for us and Izzy is remarkable. It puts fears for the future into positivity and gives us the courage on the tough days”, she said. Emma also described how Phil’s Run co-organiser Jimmy Healy has become a very important person within the O’Connell family, as the child has now included him in “her ‘family circle’, of close supportive friends. “I never met Phil”, observed the grateful mother, “but she must have been a very special lady to have such amazing and kind family and friends. Thanks to all who are going to run or walk and thanks for choosing Izzy. Cancer really does turn strangers into friends”, she concluded. Jimmy in turn, praised the little girl’s resolute spirit and always ready smile while acknowledging her as “one of our own.” He described how she “Is still trucking between hospitals, clinics, doctors and physios, but has super strength and super determination and that will get her through.” Jimmy believed Phil “would be absolutely delighted to know that children were being helped in her name, given her wellknown fondness towards them. He recounted how, when Phil was taken to A&E some years ago, she had met up with a young

PadJoe Terry, Izzy O'Connell and Kathleen Healy presenting Izzy with a special t-shirt at the launch of Phil's Road Run in Youghal which will be held on December 21st to support eight year old Izzy who has a brain tumour. [John Hennessy]

girl who was having a rough time and helped to cheer her with stories of Santa Clause. RETURNING FAVOUR Phil’s daughter Eithne provided another dimension as she told how the benefit was reciprocal, especially given the time of year. “Five years ago we were like any other family looking forward to the excitement of Christmas”, she explained. “My mother loved Christmas. Then a year later we were on a countdown that she had only a week to live.” Now, at this most sensitive time, the run, and by association this year, Izzy provided “a focus and a purpose” for the Terry family, “helping us through a really hard time”, as Eithne elaborated. Phil’s Road Run has raised over €40,000 for charity over its two years and, as Run spokesman Jimmy Healy stressed from the outset, “the whole ethos is to help others out.” The inaugural benefactor was the Mercy Hospital’s Oncology Unit that had extended such excellent care and kindness to Phil through her final illness. Last year Castlelyon’s teenager Damian Ahern, who contracted a severe and rare cancer form, was given assistance. Expressing his appreciation, Damien attended the 2016 launch. ON THE NIGHT This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, December 21st. The run will depart at 7.00 p.m. from Dermot Hurley Estate, where the Terry’s live and proceed via Golf Links Road onto the Strand and back to its conclusion at Market Square. Parking is permitted at Club Áras and the Centre will also facilitate post-run changing rooms, showers and light refreshment. Free transport from Market Square to Club Áras courtesy of John Daly and Brian Butler. Entry fee: €5 per person, €10 per family. Participants are urged to dress brightly and bring ‘brightness to the dark’ - that is what it is all about.

Izzy O’Connell, Jimmy and Kathleen Healy with Eithne and PadJoe Terry at the launch of Phil's Road Run in Youghal which will be held on December 21st to support eight year old Izzy who has a brain tumour. Youghal based community group, Phil’s Road Run, was set up by local families, the Terrys and the Healys, to raise funds for cancer care in remembrance of Phil Terry, who lost her battle with the disease on December 21st, 2012. This year they decided to rally to the cause of eight-year-old Izzy who is currently fighting her own battle with a form of this disease. [John Hennessy]

Alex, Emma, Izzy and Cillian O'Connel, Youghal, at the launch of Phil's Road Run in Youghal which will be held on December 21st to support eight year old Izzy who has a brain tumour. [John Hennessy]

Some of the attendance at the launch of Phil's Road Run in Youghal which will be held on December 21st to support eight year old Izzy who has a brain tumour. Youghal based community group, Phil’s Road Run, was set up by local families, the Terrys and the Healys, to raise funds for cancer care in remembrance of Phil Terry, who lost her battle with the disease on December 21st, 2012. This year they decided to rally to the cause of eight-year-old Izzy who is currently fighting her own battle with a form of this disease. [John Hennessy]


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Flying Doctor Service for Munster A NEW initiative which has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced. Based out of Cork Airport, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service to the greater Munster area, offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians. The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance. It is hoped that more than €1million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps. It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital. Speaking of the service, John Kearney, co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance said, "It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.We need to raise €1million to take off and €2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable. Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it! The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off. By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.

#WaterfordLionsClub in collaboration with the HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office, Samaritans (Waterford and South East), Beat 102/103, WLR FM and Healthy Waterford hosted a Positive Mental Health Awareness event on Tuesday, November 8th in the Crystal Leisure Centre, Cork Road, Waterford. Attending were Dr. Tony Lee; Tereseanne O'Reilly, WLR fm; Derek McGrath, Manager, Waterford Hurling Team; Caroline McGuigen and Robert Carley, Suicide or Survive; Derek Chambers, and Alison Canavan, Author and Model. [John Power]

Positive Mental Health & You . . . #WaterfordLionsClub in collaboration with the HSE Regional Suicide RESOURCE Office, Samaritans (Waterford and South East), Beat 102/103, WLR FM and Healthy Waterford hosed a Positive Mental Health Awareness event on Tuesday, November 8th in the Crystal Leisure Centre, Cork Road, Waterford. This event promoted the HSE’s #littlethings campaign, a positive mental health campaign created by the HSE’s Mental Health and Communications Divisions and 32 partner organisations (including Suicide or Survive, the GAA, the FAI and campaign focused on sharing evidence based, simple and powerful day-to-day steps developed by mental health experts – little things that we can all do to protect our own mental health, and support the people we care about. People are encouraged to eat and sleep well, take regular exercise, talk about their problems, drink less alcohol and stay in touch and spend time with others – all proven to improve mental health. Our aim, across all communities in the City and

County, is to build understanding of the key messages of the campaign: • It’s okay not to be okay • There are #littlethings that you can do for yourself and for other people • Help is at hand from Samaritans Freephone 116 123 or at Teresanne O’Reilly from WLR FM and Dermot Keyes from the Munster Express presented an evening of guest speakers and a panel discussion. Speakers included: John O’Shea, International Footballer; Derek McGrath,Waterford Senior Hurling Manager; Caroline McGuigan, CEO of Suicide or Survive; Derek Chambers, and Alison Canavan, Irish Model. In the Waterford area, several organisations have come together to endorse the #littlethings campaign and to collaborate on promoting positive mental health in their own work, in their everyday lives and in the wider community.

Attending were Avril Halley and Sharon Devereux, Samaritans.

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Attending were Tracey Nugent, HSE Resource Officer, Suicide Prevention and Kate Moloney, Healthy Waterford. [John Power]

Attending were Caroline McGuigen, SOS,Tom Connaughton, Liam Brazil and Marie Brazil.

[John Power]

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Waterford City and County Council in collaboration with Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber have invited a Westport delegation to Dungarvan to take part in a public discussion about the towns’ recent histories, possible future developments and what we can learn from one another. In particular, Westport is often cited as an example of what can be achieved by high quality collaboration among state agencies, the business community and the voluntary sector. Dungarvan can certainly learn from Westport’s experiences as it develops its on-going economic, social and infrastructural plans. If you have an interest in Dungarvan’s future and how we can learn from the experience of others, then this is an event which you should not miss.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Criostal na Rinne shines from Baile na nGall to Ballsbridge

Peter Maddox, WRAP and Marcus Sherreard, Dawn Meats pictured at Dawn Meats, Cross Hands to mark the company’s participation in Courtauld 2025.

Dawn Meats becomes the latest signatory to Courtauld 2025 DAWN Meats has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to Courtauld 2025. Dawn Meats will work in partnership with a range of retailers, food service, trade and local authority signatories under the newly formed Meat Working Group to reach the 2025 targets, pooling expertise and innovation. Courtauld 2025 is an initiative led by the waste prevention body, WRAP that seeks to address sustainability challenges facing the food and drink sector. It has the potential to generate savings of £20bn for the UK food supply chain. The food and drink industry faces a range of challenges such as access to water; losses in the supply chain; and waste – as evidenced by the 10% of meat purchases (240,000 tonnes) that are thrown away annually in UK homes. These challenges provide a real opportunity for businesses and other stakeholders to take leadership that will benefit all. Courtauld 2025’s UK ambition is threefold: • Achieve a 20% reduction in food and drink waste • Achieve a 20% reduction in GHG emissions • A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain Commenting Marcus Sherreard, UK Commercial Director,

Dawn Meats said, “Today is an important milestone in our sustainability plan, which again sees Dawn Meats collaborating with other stakeholders who share similar aspirations and objectives on continuous improvement across the entire supply chain. At Dawn Meats we truly believe that issues around supply chain sustainability can only be addressed collaboratively, and we are delighted that WRAP has provided the food and drinks industry with this opportunity to tackle issues related to resource efficiency. We are committed to working together with our partners on the Meat Working Group to identify and develop best practice in our industry in the coming years.” Commenting, Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP said, “It is great to see support for Courtauld 2025 growing at such a pace, and it is imperative that it does so, given the significant economic contribution of the food and drink industry. We are delighted to welcome Dawn Meats on board. Dawn has demonstrated a keen understanding of the importance of sustainability to the bottom line, as well as an impressive capacity for innovation in this area.They will be important partners as we work towards a more sustainable resource-efficient economy.”

IT has been a busy week for Criostal na Rinne with owner and master craftsman Eamonn Terry giving live crystal cutting demonstrations in Só Collective, Kildare Village on Wednesday evening, as part of the official launch of the Kildare Village Christmas season. This was closely followed for the An Rinn based business with the production of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, which were presented on Friday night to the country’s top tech companies in the Doubletree hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Guests to the festive launch in Kildare Village gathered in the VIP lounge and included bloggers James Patrice and Rosemary McCabe, as well as Bairbre Power, fashion editor of the Irish Independent and Weekend magazine. From there the guests were escorted through the village. Eamonn had his mobile cutting machine in Só Collective, a curation for Irish fashion, design and craft. In keeping with the festive theme of the evening Eamonn made Christmas baubles for shop visitors, demonstrating his skills honed over his forty-five years as a glasscutter. On to Dublin on Friday night in the Doubletree Hotel in Balls-

Criostal na Rinne Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Star Award.

bridge, professional services firm Deloitte held its annual Technology Fast 50 Awards. The awards rank Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover during the past four years. MC on the night was award winning TV science and technology journalist Jonathan McCrea from RTÉ 1’s The Science Squad. Eamonn handcrafted nine awards in total from his studio workshop and showroom in the An Rinn Gaeltacht, including the exciting Rising Star award for up and coming companies. Criostal na Rinne creates hand-cut crystal to the highest quality and standard in Co. Waterford Ireland. Having started his career with Waterford Crystal in 1970, Master Craftsman and designer Eamonn Terry uses artisan methods and over forty-five years’ experience working from his studio workshop in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of An Rinn in Co. Waterford, Ireland. Here he produces a number of ranges of full-lead crystal gift pieces and tableware, made with deep prismatic cuts in both traditional and contemporary designs, as well as bespoke pieces. Eamonn’s designs are inspired by the beautiful Co. Waterford countryside, scenery and placenames; such as the Fuchsia and Ardmore patterns. Visitors are welcome to the studio in the beautiful Gaeltacht of An Rinn for a demonstration of the crystal process or, where you can order deep prismatic-cut, full lead crystal of the highest quality online. @criostalnarinne (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook)

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Criostal na Rinne Kildare Village Blogger Niamh McKeever So Collective.

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of Faithlegg House Hotel, the dedicated wedding team led by Weddings and Events Manager Suzanne Molly will guide couples as they make plans for their dream day. Expert Suzanne will guide brides and grooms-to-be throughout the day, inspiring you and providing couples with valuable tips to help you plan your big day with ease – no question is too big or small! Renowned for their food, brides and grooms-to-be will get the opportunity to sample canapés and have their palettes awakened during a gourmet showcase prepared by

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Do you have an Osteoarthritic Hip?

By Tomás Ryan, BSc.AHS, Ph.Th. MIAPT, Registered Physical Therapist based in Clonmel and Thurles OSTEOARTHRITIS of the hip joint is a condition that leads to gradual disablement of the joint which eventually may require surgery in the form of a hip replacement. It affects older adults most commonly but nowadays more and more younger adults are experiencing osteoarthritis in the hip Joint. Osteoarthritis involves a ‘pothole effect’ developing in the cartilage that covers the opposing bones in the Hip joint. The pothole exposes the subchondral bone causing painful restriction of simple movements like walking, standing and sitting. FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE OCCURRENCE TO OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP • Being overweight • Heavy manual occupational Job requirements • Previous Surgery to the Hip Joint such as a Labral Injury repair or Femoral-Acetabular impingement syndrome repair, which result in repetitive micro-damage and degeneration, are major risk factors for development of Later stage Hip Osteoarthritis. • Uneven alignment of the pelvis due to a poorly performing Glute Medius and Gluteal Minimis muscles of the hip. If the aforementioned muscles are weak then the femoral head of the hip joint is poorly drawn into the receiving acetabulum socket of the hip joint, highlighting a loss of compression and stability, leading to abnormal wearing and degeneration over time. SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP • Pain in the Groin and Front of the thigh, outside area of the hip and the knee. • In some patients the knee pain can be so severe that the hip symptoms are overlooked. • Initially there is pain with activity which progresses to pain at night and pain with rest. • Pain symptoms in the initial stages can disappear for a period of months before returning at a later stage. • Pain increases with walking and is eased by rest. • In more severe cases there is stiffness with an inability to reach down to tie shoe laces. • Stiffness can be felt when getting out of bed or sitting for long durations. • Patient walks with a limp • Lower back pain due to load on the spine to compensate for restrictions in the hip joint movement. DIAGNOSING OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP A diagnosis of Osteoarthritis of the hip will be based on the patient presenting symptoms and an examination of the restricted joint movement by the Physio coupled with x-ray findings. In cases of relatively mild Hip Osteoarthritis, the goal of treatment is to maintain hip range of movement, strengthen the deep hip stabiliser muscles, namely the Gluteal Medius and Minimis. Decreasing the load on the Hip joint using a “Walking Stick “on the non-affected side can reduce the painful compressive force on the weaker hip.

Tomás Ryan is a Registered Physical Therapist with The Irish Association of Physical Therapy and is based in Clonmel & Thurles. Contact Number: 0504 26672. Email

Breffney O'Dowling Keane, Breffney & Co. from Blackrock; Christine Heffernan, LEO Cork North and West; Fiona Edwards Murphy, Beehive Monitor from Kanturk and Rosie Mansfield, GoCambio from Youghal at the business boot camp run in association with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork at The Maryborough Hotel from Friday 4th – Sunday, 6th November, as part of the search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. For more information see [Darragh Kane]

45 young entrepreneurs put through their paces at Local Enterprise Offices “Best Young Entrepreneur” business boot camp AS part of the nationwide search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE), the three Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork launched a campaign in September to find the best young entrepreneurs in their region in three distinct categories, with a €150,000 investment fund up for grabs. From November 4th to 6th, 45 young entrepreneurs, shortlisted from almost 200 applicants, came together for an intensive business boot camp, in association with the LEOs, held at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa. The boot camp was designed to help participants to develop the skills required to take their entrepreneurial ideas and businesses to the next level. From the concept stage to reality, and building a viable business plan to commercialising their business, the boot camp covered areas including business strategy, financial planning and sources of finance, targets and performance measurement as well as investor proposals. This is the third year of the IBYE competition, and it saw the highest number of applications to date nationwide with 1,842 applications. This year the age limit was raised, and IBYE was open to anyone aged between 18 and 35 with an innovative and original idea or concept for a product or service that is either at start up or

early development stage. The Local Enterprise Offices Cork – LEO Cork City, LEO South Cork and LEO Cork North and West are each looking for the best entrepreneurs who “Stand Out” in the one of three categories. The ‘Best New Idea’ category has a top prize of €7,000 and a runner up prize of €3,000; while ‘Best Start Up Business’ (up to 36 months) and ‘Best Established Business’ categories each have €15,000 in prize money for winners and €5,000 each for the runners up, from each of the three LEOs. Each of the young entrepreneurs who attended the boot camp will present their business plan and pitch to a judging panel in their region in the coming weeks to vie for a share of the investment fund available from their respective LEO, according to criteria including businesses’ investment needs and business prospects. The county-based stage of the competition will culminate with the naming of the nine ‘Best Young Entrepreneurs’ in Cork (three per LEO) at the county final which will be held in Vertigo at Cork County Hall on December 1st. The 2016 winners in each of the three categories will then go forward to represent their respective LEO in a regional final in February 2017, and if successful there, will fly the

Cork flag at the national final to find ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ before the end of the year. The €50,000 investment fund from each LEO is just one of the ways in which they help to nurture and support young people to realise their dream of owning and developing their own business. In last year’s national final Cork produced the overall winner of IBYE in James Foody, founder of Ayda, who won a further €50,000 investment in his business. Speaking at the boot camp, Sean O’Sullivan, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office South Cork said “We are delighted with the response we received for the 2016 search for Cork’s best young entrepreneurs – our largest entry to date. The competition has grown in popularity since its inception in 2014, a reflection of the entrepreneurial talent that is out there among those aged 18 to 35 all around our region who we need to nurture and support. The aim of IBYE is to encourage and support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people in Cork and indeed nationwide, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage the establishment and development of new innovative businesses.” Sean continued “We com-

mend the brave young men and women have decided to take that next step to make their business a success.The business boot camp offers the shortlisted applicants the opportunity to hone in on their business idea, and focus on what is necessary to make them successful. Following the boot camp, one-to-one mentoring and business coaching will also be available through us. At the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork, we are proud to be associated with an initiative that will really help them stand out from the crowd.” The growing popularity of IBYE resulted in the launch of Cork's Young Entrepreneurs Network earlier this year by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork. The network gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to share resources, and collaborate and connect with one another through regular events. The next event is set to take place at The White Horse, Ballincollig on Monday, November 14th November from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m., and young entrepreneurs from Cork are invited to register at Visit for more information on ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’. To follow the progress of Cork’s young entrepreneurs, check out @IBYECork on Twitter and IBYE Cork on Facebook.


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Work continues to attract potential airline operators to Waterford Airport WHILE work is continuing to attract potential airline operators to Waterford Airport, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any update on progress for the November meeting of Waterford City and County Council. Cllr. Blaise Hannigan had sought an update on the Airport situation and insisted that priority needs to be given to extending the runway at Waterford Airport,

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Fine imposed for not muzzling dogs in public

Dungarvan District Court

Conviction recorded for drugs offence A WATERFORD man who pleaded guilty to possession of a small quantity of cannabis had a conviction for the offence recorded when he failed to make a donation to the court poor box. John McGrath (20) with an address at 38 Poleberry, Waterford, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court to possession of approximately €10.00 worth of cannabis for his own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at Dungarvan Garda Station on 20th April, 2014. The accused has no previous convictions and it was flagged to the court at the time that a conviction for drugs possession could jeopardise his employment. The case was adjourned to allow the accused to make a €250 donation to the court poor box, and the charge would be struck out. However, at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Terence Finn noted there was no appearance by the accused and he had not paid the donation. He convicted the accused of the drugs offence, and imposed a fine of €250.

A DUNGARVAN man who did not have a dog licence or muzzle on his dogs while in public was fined last week. Thomas O’Shea (47) with an address at 1 Seaview, Fr. Twomey’s Road, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to not having a dog licence and not having a muzzle on his dogs at Clogherane, Dungarvan, on 24th February, 2016. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Terence Finn that a member of the public contacted Gardaí about a person who was allowing two

dogs to run loose around the industrial estate. He said the member of the public was ‘fearful’ as the two dogs, which were described as being on the ‘restricted breeds’ list under the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998, should have been wearing muzzles. Insp. Sheahan said Gardaí immediately went to the scene and came across the accused with his two dogs. The dog warden was also called to the scene and it transpired that the dogs were not licensed and not muzzled as required under the Control of Dogs Regulations 1998.

Man who ‘wanted to sort things out’ during disturbance is to make donation to court poor box A MAN who ‘wanted to sort things out’ during a disturbance in progress had a public order offence adjourned so he can make a donation to the court poor box. James Cleary (30) with an address at 5 Shandon halting site, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to being intoxicated in public at Shandon halting site, Dungarvan, on 18th March, 2016.

At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Terence Finn that Gardaí were called to the halting site in Dungarvan as there was a disturbance in progress. “The accused was in an intoxicated state and had to be arrested for his own safety, because he was intent on sorting things out in his own fashion,” Insp. Sheahan said. The court heard that the

accused has 29 previous convictions. Solicitor David Burke said his client acknowledges his previous convictions. A fixed charge penalty notice of €80 which issued for the offence was never paid. The case was adjourned to 23rd November, 2016, to allow the accused to make a donation of €80 to the court poor box.

Man who twice admitted Theft offence recorded drugs possession to A MAN who admitted stealing cosmetics from a local chemist had the theft offence make donation to recorded against him. Aleksandrs Grebnovs (33) with an address court poor box at 1 Roxborough Close,The Rock, Midleton, A DUNGARVAN man who admitted possession of drugs on two separate occasions is to make a donation to the court poor box. Mark Earley (25) formerly of 37 Glendine Drive, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, but now with an address at 22 Bridge Street Apartments, Dungarvan, had pleaded guilty at previous sittings of the District Court to possession of a small quantity of cannabis on two separate occasions, for his own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at Landsend, Abbeyside, on 30th June, 2014; and at his address in Bridge Street Apartments, Dungarvan, on 23rd December, 2014. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, solicitor Michael McLaughlin said the case was before the court for review. Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Terence Finn that the accused has not come to any further attention since these incidents. Judge Finn directed the accused to put together €500 for the court poor box by 22nd February, 2017, and adjourned the case to that date for consideration of penalty.

Cork, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court to theft from Sam McCauley Chemist, Dungarvan, on 7th May, 2015. At the time, the court heard that the accused has 45 previous convictions, many of which relate to similar theft offences. The case was adjourned to allow the accused to make a €60 donation to the court poor box and the theft offence would be discharged under Section 1 (1) of Probation Against Offenders Act. However, at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Terence Finn noted the donation had not been paid. Solicitor Paddy Gordon said he twice wrote to the accused but got no response from him. The court heard that there was little prospect of the accused paying the donation. Judge Finn convicted the accused of the theft offence and imposed a fine of €120.

Local man to write letter of apology for disorderly conduct A DUNGARVAN man is to write a letter of apology to a local householder for urinating on the wall of their home. Tyrone Duggan (21) with an address at 7 Cathal Brugha Place, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct at night time at Sexton Street, Abbeyside, on 18th October, 2015. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan said Gardaí observed the accused urinating on the footpath against the wall of a house

Solicitor David Burke said his client walks his dogs regularly. “They are microchipped, licensed, insured and muzzled now,” Mr. Burke said. The court heard the accused has eight previous convictions, one of which relates to a similar offence dating back to 2003 in relation to not having a dog muzzled. Judge Finn handed down a fine of €300 for the offence of not muzzling the dogs, and marked the offence of not having a dog licence for the animals as proven and taken into consideration.

on the night in question. “He was doing it in full view of members of the public. The area was busy at the time,” said Insp. Sheahan. A fixed charge penalty notice which issued for the offence was never paid. Solicitor David Burke said his client’s recall of the night was “very limited”. “He overindulged in alcohol on the night,” said Mr. Burke. Judge Finn queried if the accused apologised to the house-

holder. Mr. Burke said his client would gladly do so, but didn’t feel it was appropriate to ‘cold call’ at the house. Insp. Sheahan said that the residents of the house may not have been aware of the incident at that time of the night. Judge Finn directed the accused to draft a letter of apology which will be passed onto the householder. He also directed the accused to put together €100 for the

court poor box and adjourned the case to 23rd November, 2016. Meanwhile, Judge Finn noted that another District Judge had adopted an approach, where the offending person was required to clean the area which they urinated upon. Mr. Burke pointed out that a previous District Judge in the Dungarvan area also adopted that approach in the past. “I’ll have to adopt some sort of policy for such behaviour,” Judge Finn concluded.

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Employee of the Year Award – Edel Spillane, HR Director, Sun Life Financial (sponsors), with the winner James Fraher, McKenna Computers. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Dungarvan man admitted damage to pub TV A DUNGARVAN man who damaged a television set in a local bar had his case adjourned to gather compensation. Gage Simms (21) with an address at 56 Childers Estate, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at the Anchor Bar, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, on 26th December, 2015. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Terence Finn that the accused got into a verbal argument with others. “He picked up a glass and threw it. The glass hit the television and damaged it,” said Insp. Sheahan. “The replacement of the television cost €800.” Solicitor David Burke said his client has €100 in court. Judge Finn said it was coming up to the one year anniversary of the incident and the accused only had one-eighth of the compensation required. Mr. Burke said his client apologised to the owners of the pub for the damage. Judge Finn adjourned the case to 8th February, 2017, for the rest of the compensation.

Fine imposed for public order offence A DUNGARVAN man was fined last week for a public order offence. Mark McCarthy (31) with an address at 9 St. Patrick’s Crescent, Dungarvan, was convicted at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, of being intoxicated in public at O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, on 9th January, 2016. Judge Terence Finn was told that Gardaí observed the accused at around 12.57 a.m. on the night in question in an intoxicated state, unsteady on his feet and foam at the mouth, and had to be arrested. The accused, who has 94 previous convictions, did not appear in court. Convicting the accused of the offence, Judge Finn handed down a €500 fine.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Juror excused from duty A FEMALE juror was excused from duty by Judge Eugene O'Kelly during a trial of stalking in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court, last week, when she disclosed that she recognised the victim of alleged harassment after the case was opened. The Dungarvan juror brought the matter to the attention of the court at the lunch break on the first day of the trial. She said she realised that she

knew the complainant when she saw her giving evidence in the witness box. The Judge said the matter was reported to him by the juror at the first opportunity and the other members of the Jury were unaware of this development. He noted that there was no defence objection to the trial continuing with eleven jurors - six men and five women.The trial resumed in the afternoon.

Guilty plea to charges of theft and possession of stolen property A SELF employed horse trainer, Robert Widger (37) of Popular Rd., Carriganard, Six Cross Roads,Waterford, pleaded guilty in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford, last week, to charges of theft and possession of stolen property He pleaded guilty to stealing galvanised polls valued €1,920 the property of David Halligan at University Hospital, Waterford, on September 21, 2014; stealing a mini digger valued €25,000 and strimmer the property of Ml. Feehan on October 9, 2014. Guilty pleas were also entered on charges of possession of stolen aluminium doors and windows valued €7,000 and

house insulation worth €1,930 the property of Tom Bolger; possession of a stolen horse box valued €3,500 the property of Patrick O'Sullivan and possession of a stolen trailer valued €2,722 the property of Gerard Phelan at the Bog Rd., Mona-mintra. October 20, 2014. Barrister Elaine Mogan, defending, said her client was a family man who had some previous summary convictions for road traffic matters but had no criminal convictions. Judge Eugene O'Kelly adjourned the case to January 11 next and directed the preparation of a probation report.

Road Traffic Prosecutions  A WATERFORD driver who exceeded the speed limit on a national primary route was fined last week. Michael Guiry, with an address at 23 / 24 The Quay, Waterford, was fined €350 at last week’s Dungarvan District Court for failing to pay a fixed charge penalty notice, which issued after his vehicle was detected travelling at 111 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Parkeenaglogh, Newtown, County Waterford, on 16th May, 2016. The accused, who has no previous convictions, did not appear in court. **********  FAILING to have current tax and NCT on his vehicle resulted in fines for a Waterford driver. Leigh Ryan (25) with an address at 48 Killure Manor,Waterford, failed to pay fixed charge penalty notices, which issued after Gardaí stopped him driving at McGrath’s Cross, Kilmacthomas, on 7th May, 2016, and found his tax and NCT were out of date. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Terence Finn

handed down a fine of €300 on the tax offence and a €400 fine on the NCT offence. The accused, who has no previous convictions, did not appear in court. **********  A DRIVER who had no current tax on his vehicle was fined in court last week. Bruno Canas (33) with an address at 6 Maple Court, Tullow, Carlow, pleaded guilty to failing to pay a fixed charge penalty notice, which issued after Gardaí stopped him driving at Faha, Kilmacthomas, on 27th April, 2016, and found his motor tax to be out of date by five months. The accused, who attended last week’s Dungarvan District Court, apologised for not paying the fixed charge penalty notice, saying he ran out of time to pay it. The accused, unemployed, has one previous conviction under the Road Traffic Act, for no insurance. The accused acknowledged his previous conviction. Judge Terence Finn handed down a €200 fine for the tax offence.


German national acquitted of alleged harassment charge A 56-YEAR-OLD German national accused of stalking a County Waterford woman over a period of 18 months was acquitted of a charge of harassment by a Jury in Waterford Circuit Criminal Court, last week. Eric Alexander, married, with an address at The Friary, Aglish, Cappoquin, pleaded not guilty to the charge of harassing Suzie Geoghegan, a mother of three in a series of incidents in Dungarvan, on dates unknown between January 1, 2014 and September 8, 2015. A Jury of six men and five women returned the not guilty verdict after deliberating for more then an hour at the end of a three days trial. The court heard that the married woman, who is a social welfare officer, was involved in 16 encounters with the accused man who watched and followed her in a shopping centre, a multi storey car park and at an ATM machine as well as at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. All meetings were in public places and in broad daylight. The defence claimed that the chance meetings between the accused man and the woman were coincidental and were wrongly perceived as stalking. The man did not give evidence at his trial. In evidence Ms. Geoghegan said she was terrified by the stalking and felt intimidated and scared. In order to avoid meeting the man she changed the pattern of her every day life and routine and shopped on line for groceries and kept out of the town centre. She went to the Gardai in September 2015 and asked them to talk to the man and get him to stop watching and following her. Ms. Geoghegan said she first saw Eric Alexander in January 2014 in Dunnes Store in Dungarvan Shopping Centre. While going up and down the isle she noticed a man whom she did not know shopping in the same isle. This continued for two or three weeks. On one occasion when she left to go to the car park the man

approached her and said: “Do you know why I am staring at you?” She felt scared and ignored the man and kept walking and went home. After that she changed her shopping day because she did not want him to approach her again. For a couple of weeks she did not see the man but one day in Dunnes Store he approached her again at the Fruit and Veg Counter and asked her if she wanted to go for a coffee. She said “No” and kept walking and felt intimidated and scared. Some weeks later he followed her to the multi storey car park in the Shopping Centre. He approached as she was putting her shopping into the car boot and she shouted at him to go away and leave her alone. She rang her husband Martin. The man said something but she could not understand him and he then left. The next time she saw him was in the Social Welfare Office in Friary St., Dungarvan, where she worked three days a week. At that stage she knew his name and she told the manager and her colleagues that she did not want to deal with him. There was a further incident at the Dungarvan Show in 2014 when she saw him behind her as she parked her car. Her nineyear-old daughter was with her and as they walked around she saw him five or six times in different places. She did not say anything to her daughter because she did not want to alarm the child. The man followed her around the show for two and a half hours, she said. On another occasion when she left work with a colleagues Ella Duggan at lunch time, his car was parked beside her's in the Boreenatra Car Park. He was sitting in his car with the window open. She felt extremely intimidated and got into her car through the passenger door. There was no eye contact with him but she felt he was following her and knew her work pattern and he deliberately parked beside her. After that she went to the Gar-

dai and asked them to speak to the man and get him to stop harassing her. The next incident occurred outside the Game Stop Shop when she found him waiting when she came out. The man said something but she ignored him. This was followed by a meeting at the trolley stall outside Aldi Store opposite the Shopping Centre. There was a marked Garda car nearby and she spoke to the Gardai who advised her to make a further statement because the harassment was continuing. During the next three months she did her shopping outside Dungarvan because a family member was in hospital. But in January 2015 she saw him again in the Shopping Centre and she went upstairs in Ger Wyley's. He was downstairs and she waited for him to leave. A security man was unavailable to walk her to her car and she had to ring her husband to come in. Ms. Geoghegan described another incident when the man came and stood close behind her at an ATM machine. She was alone and became upset and went into the Butcher's Block and asked the girls there if she could stay until a security man was available. Barrister Elaine Morgan, defending, said there were 16 interactions in 18 months--eight of them after September 2014. All the exchanges occurred in public places where any person in Dungarvan could find themselves. There were no incursions on Ms. Geoghegan' private life and no phone contact. In a letter to the Gardai the accused man claimed the meetings were coincidental and he was a man going about his business in a small town. When asked in cross-examination if it ever crossed her mind that the meetings were coincidental and that her perception was a gross misunderstanding and not in fact reality, the complainant said she did not agree. She added that she had to change her everyday life and routines and felt intimidated and scared. It was very serious for a man

to be accused of stalking a woman. The accused man might have been keen to make it clear that what was perceived as harassment was nothing of the kind, said Ms. Morgan. At one stage the man said: “My name is Eric. Do you want to know why I was staring at you.” He said he wanted to talk to her and wanted to “make peace” with her and invited her to go for coffee. But she shouted "go away and leave me alone". She did not want to speak or interact with him. For several months she stayed out of town and shopped on line. Garda Sergt Donnacha Riordan, Dungarvan, said the accused man was warned to have no contact with Ms. Geoghegan and not to follow, watch beset or pester her as she was terrified of him. During interview in the Garda Station the man admitted speaking to the woman twice but denied following her at the Show. A memo of the interview was read out in court. In reply to questions the man said he did not find the woman attractive and he could not remember asking her to have coffee. He saw a woman who caught his attention and offered a "friendly greeting" and apologised for staring at her. But she said :"No. No. No". It was not his intention to cause stress or alarm. He said he did not know what was wrong with her and he was beginning to feel that he was the one being harassed. Ms. Morgan said her client was a German national who had no previous convictions and prior to this never came to the adverse attention of the Gardai. He responded positively and felt the woman got the "wrong end of the stick". He denied harassment or causing stress and alarm and he asked the Gardai if a meeting could be arranged with the woman but that never happened. Noel Whelan, BL, instructed by Waterford State Solicitor Frank Hutchinson, appeared for the DPP. Ms. Elaine Morgan, BL, instructed by David Burke, solr., was for the accused man.

“only a matter of time before somebody got killed” and described those who engaged in the practice as “mindless drivers”, who should “get off our public roads”. The Councillor believed the practice was particularly prevalent around the school in Lismore and on the Lismore to

Cappoquin road nowadays. He said Gardaí were relatively powerless in addressing the issue and he also noted that miscreants seldom seemed to suffer penalty points. “They should go to an amusement centre and go for a spin in the bumpers, where they can cause no harm to anyone,” he suggested.

Councillor wants ‘brakes applied’ to mindless drivers who make ‘doughnuts’ By Christy Parker WATERFORD Councillor James Tobin has slammed drivers who engage in ‘doughnut’ forming activity on the county’s roads. The practice involves creating circular skid marks, by revving the car at high tempo while steering in a circular motion and usually takes place late overnight. Other than creating excessive wear and tear on tyres the manoeuvre can cause them to

burst ‘blow out’ due to intense heat and pressure. Consequently, it is often favoured by young males desperate to impress either each other or perhaps some female who likes guys that go round in circles. Cllr. Tobin told November’s Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District meeting that the practice was “a form of lunacy” at a time when so many road deaths and accidents are occurring on Ireland’s roads. He believed it was



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

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Civic honour granted to Waterford Olympian Thomas Barr WATERFORD City and County Council granted a Civic Reception to Mr. Thomas Barr on Tuesday, 25th October, 2016. The honour of such a reception is fitting and marks the recognition of great attainment by the members of Waterford City and County Council. Thomas has represented Waterford and Ferrybank AC in National Championships, at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, the World University Games in South Korea in 2015 and most recently in Rio 2016 where he represented Ireland and achieved a new Irish record and finished 4th in the 400m Hurdles Final. Thomas’s success was recognised by the Civic Reception from Waterford City & County Council. The reception was attended by the a large number of Thomas’s family and close friends, together with guests from various local organisations including An Garda Siochana, the Civil Defence and Waterford Chamber of Commerce. In his address to the Civic Reception Mayor of Waterford City and Council Cllr. Adam Wyse said “away from Thomas Barrs incredible sporting achievements he was successful in inspiring a generation of young people to become involved in athletics and he is a role model for any young person as to what can be achieved by hard work and dedication. In his address to the group gathered in the magnificent Council Chamber at Waterford’s City Hall, Mr. Thomas Barr said “I am honoured and humbled to receive such an honour as this and I want to acknowledge all those who supported and enabled today to be a reality, with your encouragement Rio 2016 is now part of mine and Waterford’s history”. Civic Receptions have been granted to Niamh Briggs, Captain of the Ireland Women’s Rugby Team and Professor Richardson, ViceChancellor of the University of Oxford and are an acknowledgement by Waterford City and County Council of extraordinary achievement by the recipient.

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Emerging New Business Award – Christine O'Donovan, Bank Of Ireland (sponsor), with Pat and Liam O'Donnell, Legacy Irish Cider, winners. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Best Social Media Campaign 2016 Award – Liz Reddy, WLR/fm (sponsors), with Janos Bartos and Eugene Tobin, SGC Cinema Dungarvan, winners. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Customer Service Excellence Award – David Connors, Dungarvan Paints & DIY (sponsor), with Des Whelan, Mary Byrne and Liz [Sean Byrne//Deise Media] Reddy, WLR/fm, winners.

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Overall Grand Prizes sponsored by FBD Insurance – Ambassador of the Year Award winner Willie Whelan being presented with the award by Michael Colivert, FBD Insurance sponsors. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Honor Byrne, Cliff House Hotel (sponsor), presenting the Best Place to Eat/Drink Award to Alan Ryan who accepted it on behalf of the Indian Ocean, winner. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 function held in Lismore Hotel Castle. Men in Business Award – Eugene Tobin, SGC Cinema Dungarvan (sponsors), with the winner Joe Roche, Joe Roche Glass & [Sean Byrne//Deise Media] Glazing.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016


St. Augustine’s College Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

CO-EDUCATIONAL DAY SCHOOL Full range of subjects up to Leaving Certificate Excellent Academic and Sporting Facilities


Saturday, 19th November, 2016 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. St. Augustine’s College 1st Year 2016.

Call for more colour in Grattan Square WATERFORD County Councillor Pat Nugent has called for colours to be applied at the new Dungarvan Square in the interests of public safety and to help people to decipher the different aspects of the ‘shared space’ scheme, writes Christy Parker. The councillor told November’s Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District meeting that the area was so grey and monotone that it was difficult to differentiate between road, drain and pavement. He had seen coloured tiles in other towns and believed Dungarvan would benefit from same. “Could it be changed with spray or something?”, he asked. Cllr. Nugent also believed the council will be facing compensation claims from inevitable accidents due to people falling foul of the scheme as it presently persists. “So many people don’t even realise there is an egg there!” he argued, in reference to the now controversial ‘fried egg’ mini-roundabout that has replaced traffic lights at the bottom of Mary Street. “Surely to God, the fried egg would want to show with a bit of colour”, he continued. The councillor also referred to an e-mail circulated by a member of the public to all councillors. There was, generally, unanimous sympathy for Cllr Nugent’s viewpoint. Cllr Siobhán Whelan suggested that signage be erected to alert people to the ‘shared space’ concept. Cllr Declan Doocey concurred that “all the bricks are the same colour” and believed there “should be a training programme through signage for six months” to help people adapt to life without lights, as it were. Other than that however, he deemed it a fabulous job.”

FRYING PAN Cllr Séamus O’Domhnaill said he’d “love to know who designed the square” and to “get a good frying pan for whoever designed that fried egg!” He also voiced concerns that a sign depicting a “women & children parking area” was too low and sharp and actually posed a danger to small children. Cllr James Tobin agreed that some “tweaking” was necessary but his main gripe was that the project was “taking so long.” Adhering to the yolk theme, he believed one “cannot make an omelette without breaking an egg” and he believed ultimately the town centre would be “one of finest squares in Europe when it is finished.” Cathaoirleach Damien Geoghegan said an information and educational programme had been envisaged once the square was competed and now was the time “to involve traffic wardens and staff on how you park there and so on.” He too expressed confidence in the scheme long-term. AUDIT Senior Executive Engineer for Roads Gabriel Hynes responded that the work would be “substantially completed” by the end of the week and a cleaning up process would ensue. There would follow a safety audit and that would reveal any issues of concern. He asked that the councillors wait until that process was completed before looking at the issue again. Senior Executive Engineer Josephine McGrath also called for patience, viewing that “every new project takes time for people to get used to it.”

Council is ‘Winter ready’ WATERFORD Council has a Winter Plan in place as a contingency in the event of flooding and damage caused by severe weather as was seen this time last year. Cllr. Michael J. O’Ryan told the November meeting of the local authority that he hoped the Council’s out of hours service continues throughout the Winter, particularly at weekends. “The out of hours service is an invaluable service,” said Cllr. O’Ryan. “It is a lifeline to rural communities, and we are coming up to that time of year when those services will be needed.” He said he has confidence when someone from the Council is on duty that weekend or evening, because he is always re-

assured of getting a phone call to explain exactly what is happening, whereas, at times, if the emergency services are contacted, they can be unaware of certain local rural areas. Director of Services Fergus Galvin confirmed the Council has crews on call for the Winter months, along with duty engineers on call, until mid-April next year. “The Winter maintenance plan has been in operation since the end of October,” said Mr. Galvin. “The Severe Weather Plan is also in operation and we will have a full response available in the county in the event of any severe weather,” Mr. Galvin said. Cllr. Breda Brennan asked if

the Council had issued any ‘ready for Winter’ advice. Mr. Galvin said the Council has information on its website about what roads are to be gritted, how it will be dealt with and what resources are available. He said other agencies issue information to the public about being Winter ready, such as the Road Safety Authority in relation to driving safely in Winter, and the Department of Social Protection, which issues advice about looking after elderly neighbours. Meanwhile, Director of Services, Ivan Grimes said the fire services are planning an exercise later this month in relation to being Winter ready and constantly keep the services provided under review.

Knotweed worries WATERFORD Council has “no direct involvement” with private landowners whose property is under threat from knotweed infestation, Senior Environment Officer Ray Moloney told November’s Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District meeting, writes Christy Parker. Mr. Moloney was responding to an inquiry from Cllr. Pat Nugent, who was concerned about a particular property on the banks of the River Blackwater. The officer said the council could provide advice and guidance on removing the plant if required. However, Cllr. Pratt stressed that the plant was “undermining a wall” and that a neighbouring property was concerned lest it could cause damage that would lead to flooding. Mr. Moloney replied that if there were implications for public property then the council could write to the landowner on the matter. He agreed to investigate on foot of more details from Cllr. Pratt.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of ….’: Prizewinners in the Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition pictured with Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union; Sean Cleary, Manager Dungarvan Credit Union; Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer Dungarvan Credit Union; Joan Clancy and Dungarvan Credit Union Committee members, Carol Joyce, Jean Kiely and Ann Jones. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of ’: 1st place Special Category (18+) – Aine Supple, Anne Le Roy Centre, receives her prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer Dungarvan Credit Union.

Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of’: 1st place Special Category (11–13 years) – Oisin O’Neill, St. John’s School, receives his prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer Dungarvan Credit Union.

Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of’: 1st place Age 7 & Under Category – Caoimhe Ni Bhroin, S.N. Bhaile Mhic Airt, receives her prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer Dungarvan Credit Union.

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Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition – themed ‘Dreams are made of’: 1st place Age 18+ Years Category – Shannon McGovern, Ard Scoil na nDeise, receives her prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer, Dungarvan Credit Union.[ D a n

Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of’: 1st place Age 14-17 Years Category – Emily Rousseau, St. Augustine College , receives her prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer, Dungarvan Credit Union.

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Dungarvan Credit Union Art Competition - themed ‘Dreams are made of’: 1st place Age 8–10 Years Category – David Moynihan, St. Joseph’s Primary School, receives his prize from Gabriel Foley, President Dungarvan Credit Union, and Orla Dawson, Business Development Officer Dungarvan Credit Union. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016



The Newsreader THE WEEK THAT WAS IN IT . . .

Memorial to Choctaw generosity When Bono was a woman THOSE who study history and particularly the Famine, or Great Hunger to give it a more appropriate title, are probably the only ones until recently who knew that among those who gave aid to the Irish people during that genocidal period of our history were the Choctaw ‘Indians’ as they would have been described at the time. Who would have thought that the Native Americans of the Choctaw Nation, who so recently had gone through their own ‘trail of tears’ having been uprooted across several states on a forced march of 500 miles, which would result in a death toll of over 2,000 people, would know of, or react to, the plight of the starving Irish four thousand miles away. They raised a sum of $700 and sent it to Ireland to help feed the starving Irish people. Well, that deed was officially acknowledged some time ago and has been commemorated in a €100,000

sculpture in Midleton, Co. Cork designed and executed by sculptor, Alex Pentek. Pentek described the context: “By creating an empty bowl symbolic of the Great Irish Famine formed from the seemingly fragile and rounded shaped eagle feathers used in Choctaw ceremonial dress, it is my aim to communicate the tenderness and warmth of the Choctaw Nation who provided food to the hungry when they themselves were still recovering from their own tragic recent past.” The sculpture is on display in the Midleton park and is a very impressive and appropriate memorial to a very generous and thoughtful gesture. This is not the first time that the Choctaw nation has been honoured in Ireland. In 1990, Choctaw leaders travelled to County Mayo to take part in a re-enactment of the desperate walk undertaken by locals to their landlord in 1848. The gesture was

returned in 1992, when Irish commemoration leaders took part in a 500 mile trek from Oklahoma to Mississippi. Former Irish President Mary Robinson has also been named an honorary Choctaw chief. A plaque acknowledging the contribution of the Choctaw people to the one million Irish people starving during Black ‘47 , the worst year of the famine, is mounted in Dublin’s Mansion House and reads, "Their humanity calls us to remember the millions of human beings throughout our world today who die of hunger and hunger-related illness in a world of plenty." If there were a little more thoughtfulness and respect and compassion for the plight of today’s starving millions across the world, then more might be saved. We have a fairly good record in this respect, but, like many other facets of life, we could probably do even better.

“I AM outraged. Horrified and disgusted. Appalled and let down by the direction in which things are heading, writes Suzanne Harrington in her column for the Irish Eaminer this week. This outrage concerned a diminished Toblerone, but she was also of the same disposition towards Glamour Magazine which voted the very male Bono ‘woman of the year’. Do not adjust your set, that is what they did, but as Suzanne points out, this comes after the shock of the slim Toblerone and the antics of Donald Trump, ‘the squirrel-headed buffoon who makes George W. Bush seem like a safe pair of hands’. “We have all been so distracted by the horrors that will soon emanate from the White House,” she writes, “that a more localised horror has slipped under the radar – or maybe it was just me, Toblerone-blinded, who missed it. Bono was made ‘woman of the year’ by Glamour magazine. Worse, he accepted it, instead of smiling wryly at such a tragic stunt and saying “no thanks, I couldn’t possibly”.You know, because he’s not a woman, and there are quite a few actual women – around 3.5bn – to choose from. But, no. Being a bit of a tragic stunt himself, he took it. “Last year, Glamour magazine appointed Caitlin Jenner its ‘woman of the year’.This is not me being transphobic. “Call Me Caitlin” is not remotely representative of trans people – she is right wing and ultra-privileged, inside an elite Hollywood bubble, her “struggle” hardly embodies the day-today realities of ordinary transgendered citizens.

Why did Glamour pick her? Why did it pick Bono? What is wrong with it? As for the United Nations picking Wonder Woman – a cartoon lady in basque and hotpants – as their honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls….. were they high? This is so eyeball-meltingly inappropriate, so grossly infantilising and offensively stupid, it could have been an idea straight from the office of the President elect of the United States. Don’t get me wrong, I like Wonder Woman – fighting for your rights, in her satin tights; I have a poster of her somewhere, and a mug. But she’s hardly an image – sexualised, semi-nude – that successfully translates to regions where women and girls could do with her intervention, is she? Places where women have trouble with FGM, child marriage, sexual slavery, abusive patriarchy? Send in Wonder Woman! Oh, wait, she’s a cartoon. Never mind, send in Bono. Send in Caitlin Jenner. “What is wrong with us that we cannot bear to see actual women representing actual women? That women are still viewed as non-valid, either as decorative gold diggers or mad harpies? America has just shown, us in shocking 3D, that a superqualified woman is worth less than a non-qualified man. This absolutely sucks.” Hardly a word of Suzanne’s with which one could disagree? But will anyone listen or raise an objection themselves? Unlikely! Sad!

Launch of Dungarvan Lions Club 2016 Christmas Appeal “Every Year Since 1978” THE President of Dungarvan Lions Club, Ray McAndrew, in launching the Appeal stated:“We were delighted to welcome Patrick Curran, co-captain of the Waterford team who were recently crowned All-Ireland Under-21 hurling champions, to formally launch and endorse our Appeal. “As a voluntary organisation of over 40 members we are in the fortunate position to have been able to actively commence our fundraising events in August and these will continue right up to 23rd December. “From our Club’s first Appeal shortly after being chartered in 1978 our range of fundraising activities have evolved and greatly expanded in the 38 years since. In certain aspects of this fundraising, such as the Christmas and Farm Auctions, as well as the Radio Quiz until its demise in recent years, we have worked in close collaboration with WLRfm to very good effect. This year WLRfm has announced that they will be holding a radio appeal of their own for three days from 14th to 16th December. “Dungarvan Lions Club remains focused on delivering a successful 39th annual Christmas Appeal through many, wideranging and well-established fundraising events. We have

decided this year not to conduct a Christmas or Farm Auction ourselves, in the absence of the availability of the radio station’s valued involvement and its professional presenters, which was essential to the auction success in the past. “In place of the auctions we are holding a Monster Raffle with 14 attractive prizes. Tickets for the Raffle will be on sale by Lions members and at selected venues in West Waterford over the coming weeks. “Each year we engage with people across West Waterford and respond to requests from them for assistance at this expensive time of year. Last year we received in excess of 500 such requests from individuals and families who felt unable to fully provide for their needs and, in responding to them, we estimate that we helped in excess of 2,000 people. From our experience we believe that substantial numbers will continue to need help. “In assessing the support to be provided in each case, we carefully consider the circumstances given by applicants seeking help and those we choose to assist receive vouchers for food or fuel. “All vouchers are distributed within West Waterford and may be used in any one of several outlets across that area. It is important to note, that all proceeds of

our Appeal go in full to those in need. As a voluntary organisation there are no deductions for members’ or other administrative expenses. “Our members in running fundraising projects are very aware that, as a Lions Club, we tap into a great reservoir of good-

will among the public as evidenced by the positive interaction we have with them. The sum of the many strands of support that we receive from schools, clubs, businesses, diverse organisations and individuals results in our success and is greatly appreciated.

“It is entirely appropriate that Patrick Curran was present to launch our Appeal. As a highachieving Waterford sportsman and a product of its school system, he is an outstanding representative of both areas. It is interesting to note that schools and clubs have been significant

contributors to our campaigns over the years. “We thank Patrick for taking time to be with us to launch the 2016 Appeal and we would like to thank all who have supported us in the past and all who will be doing so again this year.”

At the Launch of this year’s Dungarvan Lions Club Christmas Appeal were from left: Geraldine Carroll, Des Power, Patrick Curran, Captain of the victorious [Sean Byrne] All-Ireland U21 Hurling Team; Ray McAndrew, Club President; Phyllis Davis, Ron Twomey, John Lawless and John Harnedy.





Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

In Memoriam MERNIN (28th anniversary) – In loving memory of my brother Ned Mernin, late of Villierstown, who died in November, 1988. R.I.P. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

BURKE (13th anniversary) – In loving memory of Jack Burke, late of Monea, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, who died on 18th November, 2003. Looking back with memories, Upon the path you trod, We bless the time we had with you, And leave the rest to God. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you.

–Always remembered and deeply missed by your loving wife Peggy; children and grandchildren. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Declan’s Church, Ardmore, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 19th November, 2016.


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KILMACTHOMAS BRIDGE CLUB (9/11/2016) – 1st Breda O'Sullivan & Maeve Coghlan; 2nd Bertha O'Connor & Delia Smith; 3rd Olga Carroll & Catherine Power; 4th Beth Spollen & Ann Murphy; 5th Mary Flahavan & Maria Kiersey.

CONNORS (14th anniversary) – In loving memory of Eileen Connors, late of Durrow, Stradbally, whose Anniversary occurs on 22nd November. R.I.P. Her quiet nature was one to admire, Peace and contentment was her desire, Her ways were good and spirit true, She troubled no one and her wants were few. Fold your arms around her Lord, And treasure her with care, For you have in your possession, A mother beyond compare. And if there is another life, And we are born once more, We pray that God will give us back, The mother we had before. Deep in our hearts, You will always stay, Loved and remembered, Every day.

–Remembered by your family always, XXX.

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HORGAN (12th anniversary) – Treasured memories of a dear wife and mother Noreen Horgan, late of Garryduff, Colligan, who died on 20th November, 2004. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 19th November, at 7.30 p.m., in St. Anne’s Church, Colligan. A smile for all, A heart of gold, One of the best, This world could hold. Never selfish, Always kind, What wonderful memories, You left behind.

–Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by Diarmuid and family.

MERNIN (18th anniversary) – In loving memory of my mother Mai Mernin, late of Villierstown, who died in November, 1998. R.I.P. Time slips by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday, No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you are always there. We lost a mother with a heart of gold, How much we miss her can never be told, She shared our troubles and helped us along, If we follow her footsteps we will never go wrong. She was a mother so very rare, Content in her home and always there, On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rests, God bless you mother, you were one of the best.

–Always remembered by your son Terry; Maureen, Eamonn and Margaret.


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STREET-HAVENS – Birthday remembrance for Clara StreetHavens, late of 24 Cluain Ard, Shandon, Dungarvan, whose 4th birthday is on 18th November. HEAVEN’S ROCKING CHAIR Are there rocking chairs in Heaven, Where little babies go? Do the Angels hold you closely, And rock you to and fro? Do they talk silly baby talk, To get a smile or two, And sing sleepy lullabies, I used to sing to you? My heart is aching for you, My Angel child so dear, You brought such joy into my life, The short time you were here. I know you’re in a happy place, And in God’s loving care, I dream each night I’m rocking you, In Heaven’s rocking chair.

–Happy 4th birthday Clara, love and miss you more every day, love Mammy, Daddy, Kayleigh Sarah, Lily and Sophie, XXXXX.

A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) – O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me therein you are my mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this necessity; there are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein you are my Mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (3 times). Holy Mother I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Holy Spirit you who solve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal, you who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances of my life you are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again that I never want to be separated from You in eternal glory. Thank You for Your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say this prayer three consecutive days. After three days the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the favour is granted. B.

–Always remembered by Terry, Maureen, Eamonn and Margaret.

SCANLON (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Donal Scanlon, late of Cladagh, Clashmore, who died on 19th November, 2015. R.I.P. I am thinking of you today, But that is nothing new, For I thought of you yesterday, And the day before that too. I will think of you tomorrow, As I live my whole life through, For the day I fail to think of you, Is the day God takes me too.

–Sadly missed by Dad, Mam, Aisling and Jim, XXX. O’CONNOR (3rd anniversary) – In loving memory of Patrick J. O’Connor, late of Monagoush, Old Parish, who died on 16th November, 2013. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

–Sadly missed by Betty and family.

SCANLON (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Donie Scanlon, late of Cladagh, Clashmore, who died on 19th November, 2015. R.I.P. Memories are special, They don’t fade away, We think of you always, Not just today. Will those who think of Donie today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Fondly remembered by Maura, Pat, Michael and Anne-Marie, X.

O’NEILL (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of Siobhán O’Neill, late of Springmeadow, Dungarvan, who died on 20th November, 2009. R.I.P. Thank you for the years we shared, The love you gave me and the way you cared, You left a place no one can fill, I miss you Siobhán and always will.

–Will never be forgotten, your husband William. Anniversary Mass for Siobhán will be celebrated on this Sunday, 20th November, at 10.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan.


A whisper on a November night, You got a gentle call, You took the hand of Jesus, And quietly left us all. Will those who think of Deckie today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Always remembered by your loving wife Chrissie; Siobhán and Pat; Christine and Tomás; Shelly, Mary Kate, Mickey Joe and Deuglán.

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WALSH (9th anniversary) – In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Deckie, late of Modeligo, Cappagh, who died on 16th November, 2007. R.I.P. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Assumption, Modeligo, on Sunday, 27th November, at 10.00 a.m.

WALSH (1st anniversary) – Precious and loving memories of a wonderful mother and nana Margaret (Peggie) Walsh, late of 8 Leamybrien, Co. Waterford, whose 1st Anniversary occurs on 18th November. R.I.P. A LEGACY OF LOVE A wife, a mother, a Nana too, This is the legacy we have from you, You taught us love and how to fight, You gave us strength, you gave us might. A stronger person would be hard to find, And in your heart you were always kind, You fought for us in one way or another, Not just as a wife, not just as a mother. For all of us you gave your best, Now the time has come for you to rest, So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep. Missed so much every day.

–Love always from your sons and daughters Tony, Eddie, Eileen, Liam, Gretta, Sinead, Fiona, Richard and Aidan; sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren, XXXXX. First Anniversary Mass for Peggie will be celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, Kilrossanty, on Sunday, 20th November, at 10.30 a.m.

WALSH (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Peggy Walsh, late of Leamybrien, who died on 18th November, 2015. R.I.P. Deep in my memory, Sweet is your name, Close to my heart, You will always remain.

–Never forgotten by your friend Jean.

WALSH (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Peggy Walsh, late of Leamybrien, who died on 18th November, 2015. Today is remembered, And silently kept, No words are needed, We will never forget.

–Remembered always Andrea, John and Abbie.



ABBEY BRIDGE CLUB (8/11/2016) – 1st Rita Harnedy & Walter Murphy; 2nd Joan Mansfield & Declan O’Keeffe; 3rd Anne Clarke & Colette O’Mahony; 4th Andrew McGrath & Bernie Murphy; 5th Theresa Ryan & Angela Freyne.

HARBOUR BRIDGE CLUB (10/11/2016) – 1st Cait Christopher & Angela Freyne; 2nd Mai Mernin & Mary Phelan; 3rd Nuala Condon & Lorraine Vart; 4th Patsy Fay & Viola Mielczarek; 5th Joan Colbert & Gabriel Mullins.

DUNGARVAN BRIDGE CLUB (10/11/2016) – 1st Tom Prendergast & Brid Killigrew; 2nd Des O'Toole & Ina Considine; 3rd Pierce Casey & Maureen O'Neill; 4th Pauline Dempsey & Ann Heffernan.

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Acknowledgement † KATHLEEN FLAVIN (nee Gee) Ballymullala, Cappagh, Co. Waterford

As we remember Kathleen on the First Anniversary of her death on 21st November, 2015, Sean and family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who supported us after the death of our beloved Kathleen. We wish to thank our relatives, neighbours, Carers and friends for their wonderful support and kindness during Kathleen’s illness and on her death. We sincerely thank you for all the Masses, cards, visits to our home and other expressions of sympathy and wish to let you know that each and every one of those was greatly appreciated and have been a great comfort to us. As it is not possible to thank everyone individually, we hope 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. First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 26th November, at 7.30 p.m. in St. James’s Church, Ballinameela.

† PHYL MOLONEY (nee Kilcoyne) Canty, Cappagh Died: 20th November, 2015 Acknowledgement and First Anniverary In loving memory of our dear mother Phyl, late of Canty, Cappagh, and formerly of Modeligo, London and Enniscorthy. The family would like to sincerely thank all our relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support at the time of Phyl’s death. All who called, attended the Rosary, Funeral Mass and burial. Thank you to those who sent Mass cards, letters of sympathy, floral tributes and those who travelled long distances to be with us. Thank you to Fr. Gerard O’Connor, P.P.; Fr. Pat Gear, P.P.; Chapelwoman Bríd O’Shea and organist Dina Walshe. A special word of thanks to all the Public Health Care Assistants and Nurses who attended our mother in Canty during her final year and all in Dungarvan Community Hospital Respite Unit. Pray for her as she does for us, Those who still remain, That we may all meet merrily in Heaven.

First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. James’ Church, Ballinameela, on Wednesday, 23rd November, at 9.30 a.m.

† DONAL SCANLON Cladagh, Clashmore, Co. Waterford First Anniversary and Acknowledgement On this, the First Anniversary of Donal’s death, John, Geraldine, Aisling and Jim wish to thank all our family and friends for the immense support that we received at the time of Donal’s death and during the past year. We deeply appreciate this as we grieve the loss of Donie. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. First Anniversary Mass for Donal will take place in St. Cronan’s Church, Clashmore, on Sunday, 20th November, at 11.00 a.m.

† KATHLEEN QUEALLY Kilgobinet, Dungarvan Acknowledgement and First Anniversary On the First Anniversary of Kathleen’s death, the family would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with us, sent Mass cards, letters of sympathy and all who attended the Rosary, the Funeral Mass and burial. A special thanks to Fr. Michael Kennedy, P.P., who celebrated the Funeral Mass for his kind words and support. Many thanks to Dina Walshe and Kilgobinet Choir for the lovely music and singing. Our thanks to Tom and James Drohan who arranged everything so efficiently. As it would be impossible to thank everybody individually, we hope that this will be accepted by all in grateful acknowledgement. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in Kilgobinet Church on Sunday, 20th November, at 11.00 a.m.


O Situations Vacant C APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN REQUIRED – By busy local construction company. Must have own transport. Call: (087) 6253346 to arrange interview. (25-11) MINI BUS DRIVER REQUIRED – With DI Licence for School runs. Dungarvan area. Tel. (087) 2630666. (25-11) EARN EXTRA CASH! – National Association requires persons for parttime / full-time fundraising venture. Please phone Patrick on 087-1747883 for details. HOME HELP WANTED FOR LIGHT HOUSEWORK – Dungarvan. Box No. 5999. (25-11) HOME HELP REQUIRED – For a few hours a couple of days per week. Stradbally / Kilmacthomas area. Cleaning duties mainly. Tel. (085) 2493338. FIRST YEAR APPRENTICE CARPENTER WANTED – Must be flexible wit hours. Immediate start. Reply in writing to Box No. 6000. PART-TIME CLEANER REQUIRED IN THE MAHON BRIDGE AREA – 4 hours per week. Replies to Box No. 6001.

VACANCY IN ALL JOB SECTORS PART-TIME & FULL-TIME AVAILABLE, SELECT YOUR HOURS & DAYS OF WORK. Earn €420 - €760 P/W Duties: • Research • data gathering • Opinions & Insights. Job Specification: • Attentive & reliable • Good communication skills • Time management. E-mail Andrew for more info: (18-11)

NURSING The HSE has vacancies for the following:

QStaff Nurses – Waterford/Wexford Elderly Services, CHO5 Informal enquiries to Ms. Barbara Murphy, Manager of Older People, Waterford on Tel: 051 309795 or 087 9075940, Email: For information on how to apply for these posts please refer to: Easy Access • Public Confidence • Staff Pride

BOOKKEEPER REQUIRED PART-TIME VILLIERSTOWN JOINERY Must have knowledge of payroll systems & Sage


† MARGARET (Peggy) WALSH (nee Ryan) 8 Leamybrien, Co. Waterford Died: 18th November, 2015, R.I.P. Acknowledgement and First Anniversary As we lovingly remember our mother on her First Anniversary, we, her sons, daughters and our families, would like to thank most sincerely all those who sympathised with us on the passing of our mother Peggie. We would like to send a special thanks to Fr. John Delaney, P.P., for his officiation at the Funeral Mass and also for his friendship down through the years with our mother. We thank all those who gave Mass cards, letters of sympathy, floral tributes and to those who attended her Funeral Mass and burial. We know and appreciate that many of you travelled long distances to sympathise with us. To Peggie’s GP Dr. McElduff and to all the Medical staff of the High Dependency Unit in Waterford Regional Hospital, we extend our sincere thanks. Peggie would have been very proud of the Kilrossanty & Fews Choir who gave her such a lovely and fitting farewell. To the Sacristan, the Altar servers and the gravediggers, thank you all so much. A special thank you to Jean and Breda, her dear friends, who adorned the Church with flowers and fed the family for weeks, your generosity will never be forgotten. Her very kind neighbours and friends, who constantly visited and looked out for her and her nieces and nephews who were great support to her and to whom she loved dearly. Thank you also to the staff and management of Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien, for their wonderful service of refreshments after the burial. Finally, to Drohan’s Funeral Directors, we would like to thank you for your utmost professionalism, sensitivity and attention to detail. Our mother would have been extremely proud. As it is impossible to thank each and everyone individually, so we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our sincere appreciation and gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all. First Anniversary Mass for Peggie will be celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, Kilrossanty, on Sunday, 20th November, at 10.30 a.m.

Carraig Donn have a vacancy for the following position

Interim Assistant Manager PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN A SIMILAR ROLE REQUIRED This is a fixed term maternity leave position. If interested, please email job applications to



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John Phelan Skip Hire


Call us on 051 645445 • 087 9677797 Skip Hire and Waste Collection Services in Dungarvan and surrounding areas • Domestic & Commercial Skip Hire • Wide Range of Skip Sizes from Mini to RoRo • Mattress Collection • Contaminated Soil Collection • Sludge Collection

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

Telephone: (058) 41205 / 42042 e-mail: 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 • • • Garryduff, Colligan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. (ind.) WALL’S CHIMNEY & BOILER SERVICE – Chimney & Boiler Services. Gutters and Drains Unblocked. Contact us on (087) 9931571.



Gardening Services

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



Fergal Colbert Tree Care

EXPERIENCED AND QUALIFIED TREE SURGEON – Available for all aspects of tree surgery. • Identification and removal of hazardous trees. • Tree reduction and pruning. • Hedge cutting and wood chipping. Contact your local professional Fergal Colbert (087) 7933481 / (ind.)



Tree Felling

HEALY TREE FELLING AND LANDSCAPING – Fully insured and certified. Specialising in tree felling, tree pruning and reducing, chipping and removal, landscaping and garden construction including grass and hedge cutting, lawn laying, gravel gardens, paving, decking and fencing. Contact: Eamonn (085) 7784335. (25-12)




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



Painting & Powerwashing

PAINTING & POWERWASHING – Interior, Exterior, Woodwork, Wallpapering, etc. Powerwashing of Houses, Farm Buildings. Also all Farm Buildings Spray or Hand Painted. Also Window and Chimney Cleaning (brush and vacuum) available. Contact: Mike Scanlon (087) 6198876. (ind.)



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



Agri Sale

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


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.



ALTERATION SERVICE – The lowest prices in town – • Zip Replacement • Hemming • Restyle Services • Ironing • A professional service – fast and efficient. Discounts available. Tel. (087) 1170976. (2-12)


Air Compressors

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



Abbey Gardening

ABBEY GARDENING AND MAINTENANCE – Power Washing, Hedge / Grass Cutting, Ride-on for Big Gardens, Fencing, Patios, Decorative Gravel, Garden / House / Attic / Shed Clearouts. Call: Jamie (086) 1221205. (9-12)


C Samaritans

WORRIED? DISTRESSED? SUICIDAL? – Whatever you're going through, we're here to listen and help, 24 hours a day, every day. Call SAMARITANS in confidence Freephone 116 123, or e-mail us (ind.)

C To Let

GRISELINIA HEDGING FOR SALE – Contact: (087) 2265021. (9-12) FIREWOOD AVAILABLE – Ash and other Hardwood, Softwood. Car trailer, tractor trailer and bags available. Free delivery. Keen prices. Phone: (087) 2443378. (2-12) POINT OF LAY PULLETS FOR SALE – Outside Dungarvan Mart on Monday next, 20th November, from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Tel. (026) 41905 / (087) 2208061.





Youghal, Co. Cork. Tel. (024) 92850 / 93469





For Sale


DON’T DELAY! CALL TODAY ON 024 92850/93469



Massage Therapy

MASSAGE THERAPY FOR PAIN/STRESS RELIEF – €35 for 60 minutes. €20 for 30 minutes. For an appointment telephone Niamh, Tournore, Abbeyside, (083) (9-12) 1418246.

2 BED APARTMENT TO LET – Pairc na mBlath, Ballinroad. Furnished. Parking spaces. Long-term. Tel. (087) 9612858. (18-11)



TAKE NOTICE that my land at Knockroe and Currabaha is strictly preserved, fur and feather. No exceptions. Signed: Christy Keane.

Vehicles For Sale

2001 TOYOTA YARIS – Taxed and NCT’d. Contact: (089) 4087090.


Preservation Notice

The person who doesn’t advertise knows what they’re doing – but no one else does! Call … 058-41205/42042 e-mail:

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.)


House Purchase

HOUSE WANTED TO BUY – A small House to buy in Dungarvan area for a cash buyer. Phone: (086) 2590350. (25-11)


SALES – SERVICE – REPAIRS – New and Used Air Compressors. All voltage / 10 Bar. Full range of Air Tools / Spare parts. Airco Compressed Air Services, Deelish, Dungarvan. Tel. (086) 8664555




The Language People

IRISH, FRENCH AND GERMAN GRINDS – Available for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students. 1-to-1 or groups of 2-3 students for intensive exam preparation, Monday-Friday, 4–8 p.m., Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Contact: The Language People. Tel. (087) 9753783 or email dungarvanlanguagepeople@gmail. com (9-12)

D u n g a r v a n O b s e r ve r Christmas Supplement Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 It you wish to advertise in our Christmas Supplement for 2016 please contact us on 058-41205 or email: Competitive rates Please contact us as soon as possible as advertising space is at a premium


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

Telephone: (058) 41205 / 42042 e-mail:

James Kiely & Sons Prop. DAVID KIELY David & Margaret, ‘Garrán 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.

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.

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

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

O C Planning Permission WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, Shane and Michelle McCarthy, are applying to Waterford City and County Council for planning permission to erect 2 number extensions to existing dormer dwelling. Consisting of a singlestorey northern side extension and a single-storey rear west rear extension to existing dwelling house. Also 3 number new velux roof lights to the existing attic space at the southern side of existing roof. At Moanfune, Tallow, 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 at Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, during it public opening hours {9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday – Friday (excl. public holidays)}. 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 five 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 CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, James and Teresa Hickey, are applying for permission to construct bedroom and shower room extension to side (western) elevation of dwelling, for permission to insert a bedroom window on side (eastern) elevation of dwelling, permission for retention of the following alterations and extensions to dwelling; a) sunroom extension to front (northern) elevation, b) kitchen, bedroom and dining room extensions to rear (southern) elevation and permission for retention of stand alone domestic garage, stand alone utility building and stand alone store building at “Woodview”, Garrycloyne Td., Glencairn, Lismore, County 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 at Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, during it public opening hours {9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Monday – Friday (excl. public holidays).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 five 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.




Planning & Development Act 2000 (as amended) Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Notice of the Preparation of Proposed Variation Nos. 3(a) and 3(b) to; Waterford City Development Plan 2013 – 2019 Waterford County Development Plan 2011 – 2017 and Dungarvan Town Development Plan 2012 – 2018 Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 13 of the Planning & Development Acts 2000 as amended and Article 13 of the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 as amended and Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC that Waterford City & County Council being the Planning Authority for Waterford City & County has prepared proposed Variations to the following Development Plans: • Waterford City Development Plan 2013 – 2019 • Waterford County Development Plan 2011 – 2017 • Dungarvan Town Development Plan 2012 – 2018 The purpose of the proposed Draft Variations 3(a) and 3(b) to the relevant Development Plans is to: 3(a) Incorporate the requirements of the Urban Regeneration & Housing Act 2015, in order to appropriately reflect the vacant site levy provisions. The purpose of the vacant site levy is to incentivise the development of vacant sites in urban areas for housing and regeneration purposes, bringing vacant or underutilised land in urban areas back into beneficial use. Under the Act it is mandatory for all Planning Authorities to establish a vacant site register. 3(b) Incorporate the revised provisions to Part V as set out in the Urban Regeneration & Housing Act 2015, including applying Part V to developments of 10+ houses with 10% social housing requirement. Waterford City and County Council is also proposing to vary the Housing Strategy of said plans in line with the Act as set out above. A copy of the Proposed Draft Variation Nos. 3(a) and 3(b) to each of the above listed Development Plans and associated Housing Strategies together with the Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening report and the Appropriate Assessment Screening report are available for inspection from Wednesday, 16th November, 2016, to Wednesday, 14th December, 2016, at the following locations; • Waterford City & County Council Planning Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City (9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m., and 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday).




AFFANE BRIDGE CLUB (Hallowe'en Party Night: 24/11/2016) – 1st Bernadette Fives & Mary Fives; 2nd Nellie Moloney & Claire Meaney; 3rd Mary Fletcher & Andrew McGrath; 4th Esther Barron & Ber Flynn. CUNNIGAR BRIDGE CLUB (9/11/2016) – 1st Mary Mitchell & Nuala de Paor; 2nd Margaret Hanafin & Therese Ryan; 3rd Maeve O’Riordan & Doreen Keane; Joint 4th Ella Whelan & Liz Donnelly, Walter Murphy & Sheila Lane. DEISE BRIDGE CLUB (Charity Night: 14/11/2016) – Blue Section: 1st Maeve Coughlan & Mary Casey; 2nd Ada O'Neill & Ella Whelan; 3rd Colin & Maeve Carthy; 4th Ann Clarke & Shelia Veale; 5th Anna Harney & Nuala Harty. Red Section: 1st Paddy Lannen & Doreen Keane; 2nd Mary Phelan & Kathleen Phelan; 3rd Claire Meaney & Moira Ormonde; 4th Justin Spratt & Ann Heffernan; 5th Angela Freyne & Pat Murray.

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 (ind.) the advertisement.


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• Waterford City & County Council, Planning Department, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford (9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m., and 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday). The draft Variation is also available for inspection on Waterford City & County Councils website at Making a Submission / Observation Written submissions or observations should be addressed and marked as relevant ‘Proposed Draft Variation No. 3(a)’ in relation to the vacant site levy and/or 'Proposed Draft Variation No. 3(b)' in relation to the amendments to Part V, and submitted to Waterford City & County Council Planning Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City, or via email to or within the period Wednesday, 16th November, 2016, to 5.00 p.m. Wednesday, 14th December, 2016. Submissions made by email must include the full name and address of the person making the submission and where relevant, the body or organisation represented. Written submissions or observations with respect to Proposed Draft Variation Nos. 3(a) and 3(b) made to the Planning Department within the above said period will be taken into consideration before the making of a decision on the Proposed Draft Variation Nos. 3(a) and 3(b). Signed: Lar Power Director of Economic Development and Planning Date: 14th November, 2016.

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Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening Christmas Lights switch-on at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Maeve Power (pictured above) who won third price at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening. First prize was a €1,000 shopping voucher courtesy of Dungarvan Shopping Centre and a bouquet of flowers from Blathanna Florist. Second prize was a bracelet courtesy of Ciaran O’Flynn Jewellers and a bouquet of flowers from Blathanna Florist. Third prize was a hamper courtesy of Lloyds Pharmacy and a bouquet of flowers from Blathanna Florist.

Spot prize winner at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Some of the special offers at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Spot prize winner at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

JOIN Dungarvan Shopping Centre at our Christmas Lights Switch-on as part of Dungarvan Aglow on Sunday, 20th November, from 1–6 p.m. Meet the Waterford under 21 All-Ireland Hurling Champions and get your photograph taken with the All-Ireland Cup. In addition, we will have a full children’s entertainment zone area on The Plaza with Children’s Carousel, Snow Globe, Wii-Igloo and Archery range. Guests of honour from the victorious Waterford All-Ireland Under 21 champions will flick the switch to turn on the all-new range of

Christmas lighting on The Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Dungarvan Shopping Centre is delighted to welcome our All-Ireland heroes as guests of honour to turn on the Christmas season in specular fashion. So remember to bring the family along to The Plaza at Dungarvan Shopping Centre this Sunday, 20th November, from 1.00 p.m. and let the kids have fun in The Plaza entertainment zone while you sit back relax and have a coffee in one of our coffee shops kicking off the Christmas season in style here at Dungarvan Shopping Centre.

Best Dressed Ladies Compeition – Overall winner and Best Dressed Lady on the night was Ann Lenaghan.

Attending the Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening. Modelling at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Checking the bargains at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Spot prize winner at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Best Dressed Ladies Compeition – Bernie Walsh took second place.

There were lots of bargains to be had at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Keeping the crowds entertained at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Modelling at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.

Entertainment at Dungarvan Shopping Centre Secret Sale Evening.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

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 7.30 p.m. Helpline: 1890 303 302. You are not alone! Please note change in time. (ind.)

St. Michael’s Hall Ballyduff Upper Card Results 1st Dan Howard & Eddie Sheehan; Delia Cashell & Pat Noonan. Lucky Tables: Stephen Cunningham & Nellie Devine; John Conway & Mary Fennessy; Tom Casey & Hugh Geary; Mary Byrnes & Helen Walsh. Raffle: Helen O’Keeffe, Sean Higgins x 2, Pat Noonan, Mary Byrnes, Mary Fennessy, Noel Geary, Pat Kirby, Dan Howard.

Fun Quiz (Moby Dick’s, Youghal) FUN Quiz will be held on Friday, 18th November, at 8.30 p.m. 11.30 p.m., Moby Dick’s,Youghal.

Free Info. Session on Dyslexia ALL are welcome to attend a free information session about Dyslexia in Waterford Central Library on Wednesday, 23rd November, at 7.00 p.m. Michelle Kinsella from the Dyslexia Association of Ireland will talk about dyslexia, having it diagnosed, practical solutions and employment, followed by questions and answers. Phone 0761 10 2975 to reserve a place or book in at the Central Library desk.

Irish Red Cross Portlaw REMINDER: our unwanted clothes, soft toys, handbags, etc collection will take place this Saturday at our ambulance base. If you would like to arrange a time or for more information and any queries, please contact us on 087-6646824.Thank you all for your continued support.

Coffee Morning and Sale of Work ON Tuesday, 22nd November at Kilmacthomas Social/Day Centre from 9.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon there will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work. Tea, coffee and cakes. Stalls will be selling:- Home-baking, Cakes,Tarts, Scones, Chutney & More; Bric-a-Brac; Plants; Books; Hand knitted items Hats, Scarf, Socks; Bags for girls/headbands etc.; Painted Masks; Christmas & Birthday Cards;Tree Decorations and so much more. Everyone welcome. Come and buy a present and get a bargain.

Waterford Humanists THE November meeting of Waterford Humanists will be held on Monday, 21st November at the Friends Meeting House, Newtown,Waterford at 7.30 p.m.We welcome all like-minder thinkers. For further details contact Teresa at 086-8776307.

Seeking Superhero Volunteers WEXWORLDS is the South-East’s premier Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror and Gaming festival. We are currently searching the universe for volunteers to fill all roles from organising, planning and promotion over the next few months and to volunteer during the weekend of 13th and 14th May, 2017, in the Talbot Hotel (Wexford). Contact the committee through our facebook page or or phone John after 6pm on 086-3953846.

Orienteering News WATERFORD Orienteers in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership will host an urban orienteering event in the town of Dungarvan on Sunday, November 20th. There are four courses ranging in length from 6.8 km to 1.7 km for children. All are welcome to come and try your hand at the activity. Starts between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon from the carpark beside the pitch and putt course at Waterford Sports Centre. For more information email or ring 087-2229677.

Stradbally Whist Club (SWC) – Presentation to the charities Bonmahon Lifeboat Crew (BLC) and Dungarvan Representatives of Waterford Hospice (DNH). Back row (l. to r.): Seamus O'Rielly (BLB), Steve Smith (SWC Treasurer), Billy Crowley (BLB). Middle row (l. to r.): Ellis Wilkins (SWC Committee), Joan Smith (SWC), Aofie Mooney (BLB), Monica Gough (SWC), Agnes Thomas (SWC), Carol Anne Wilkins (SWC Secretary), Mary Sheridan (AWH) and Anne Kelleher (DWH). Front row (l. to r.): All SWC: Kathleen Fieldhouse, Aileen Dowling, Seamus Dowling and Anne Phelan.

Stradbally Whist Club supports two worthy charities Bunmahon Lifeboat and Dungarvan Hospice STRADBALLY Whist Club once again has shown by its careful management and endeavour that it is able to donate €660 to both of Bunmahon Lifeboat and Dungarvan Hospice. Under the careful management of its committee led by Secretary Carol Anne Wilkins and her spouse Ellis whom organise the Whilst Club, Day Trips and various events, including fund raising for local charities.Generally as a Club they are very outward looking, that is to say they think of others, and where can they be most useful, hence the charities. Their main fundraising this year was on September 17th where [for want of a better description] they ran an indoor fete. They were lent the main hall of Stradbally GAA, where they set up stalls, indoor games, a tea room, a bumper raffle, etc. Carol Anne has asked me through this media on behalf of Stradbally Whist Club membership to thank Stradbally GAA, all the local businesses and individuals who donated prizes, gifts etc. for their thoughtfulness, generosity and goodwill. We have had a good year, with several enjoyable days and evenings together and tonight this presentation is the happy reward of our endeavours. As a club we are proud and delighted to assist these two very worthy Charities on their excellent work within our communities. This presentation was on the evening of the 3rd November in the Cove Bar, Stradbally (with special thanks to Richard Hickey the Publican). A delicious buffet was provided by members of the SWC. The Cheques were presented as illustrated in the photography. Both the Bunmahon Lifeboat and Dungarvan Hospice were very grateful and explained how this additional funding was needed and might be used, which is always readily accountable. Notes and photography by Richard Cutbill LIPF

Steve Smith, SWC Treasurer, presents a cheque for €660 to Dungavan representatives of Watefrord Hospice Mary Sheridan (left) and Anne Kelleher (right).

Ellis Wilkins (centre), SWC Committee member, presents a cheque foe €660 to members of Bonmahon Lifeboat Crews (l. to r.): Seamus O'Rielly, Billy Crowley and Aoife Mooney.

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Kill PUBLIC MEETING Don’t forget, Kill Action & Alerts Group’s Public Meeting will take place this Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in Kill Community Centre – there will be a last opportunity to register for the text alert system before we subscribe to the automated text service, the plans for the village going forward will be presented and are, of course, open for suggestions, improvements and ideas. This includes Christmas 2016! Our local Cardiac First Response Group will have information there, Bonmahon Lifeboat will answer any questions, An Garda Siochana will be represented as well as Locallink Bus Service who will be presenting a new route and increased services for Kill. Various other organisations including Kill Community Centre and the Copper Coast Geopark will also be showcasing the vibrancy and services in our area. Don’t miss it! (PS- have you spotted any Community Text Alert Signs yet?) CONGRATULATIONS Best wishes to Michelle Byrne who has recently decided to start her own business as a fitness instructor and is now living her dream with Imagine Fitness, based in Dunhill Sports Centre. We would all like to wish you the very best for your new venture, keep up the positivity and motivation! WELL DONE Congratulations to Tom O’Neill who has recently published his collection of “Tales from my past”.This collection is a compilation of fifty short stories of everyday Irish life spanning over fourty years. Some are funny, some are strange, and some may even remind you of your own youth. If you are interested in getting a copy, either for yourself or as a Christmas present, please contact Tom on 087-2977502 or fin the “Tales from my past” page on Facebook. Well done Tom! COFFEE MORNING AND SALE OF WORK On Tuesday, 22nd November at Kilmacthomas Social/Day Centre from 9.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon there will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work. Tea, coffee and cakes. Stalls will be selling:- Home-baking, Cakes,Tarts, Scones, Chutney & More; Bric-a-Brac; Plants; Books; Hand knitted items - Hats, Scarf, Socks; Bags for girls/headbands etc.; Painted Masks; Christmas & Birthday Cards; Tree Decorations and so much more. Everyone welcome. Come and buy a present and get a bargain.

Ballymacarbry NIRE VALLEY VOICES Come and join us for a night of Music and Song on Friday, 25th November, 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in Ballymacarbry Community Centre. Nire Valley Voices, your local choir are excited to share their new repertoire of songs! Tickets only €12. Raffle proceeds in aid of Ballymacarbry National School and Ballymacarbry Montessori School. Tickets available from Ballymacarbry Community Centre, Ballymacarbry Post Office and from Choir members. Look us up on Facebook today - @NireValleyVoices. SALE OF WORK Ballymacarbry Community Centre will be holding our Annual Sale of Work on Sunday, 27th November at 2.00 p.m. On the day we will have Sale of Work, Bric a Brac,Wheel of Fortune, Auction, Cake Sale, Raffle and a visit from Santa. All items for Sale of Work/Auction are greatly appreciated. Items can include: Fuel, Home Baking, Unwanted Gifts, Toys, Wines and Spirits, Unused items, Household goods etc.. Any items for the Sale of Work can be dropped into the Community Centre on the day before or on the morning of the sale. For enquiries please call 0526185483 or 087-2664001.Thank you all for your continued support over the years. COMMUNITY ALERT Community Alert will hold a Church Gate Collection on Sunday, 20th November.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Garda Phil Dee who has been stationed at Ballymacarbry Barracks. Ballymacarbry Garda Number: 087-9803521 Dungarvan Garda Station: 058-46800 Remember, if you wish to report serious crime in progress, do not hesitate to call 999 or (112 from mobile phone) Thank you to everyone involved in Community Alert for your continued support. MIGRAINE INFORMATION EVENING A Migraine Information evening will be held in Ballymacarbry Community Centre on Thursday, 24th November from 6.45 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Speakers will include Patrick Little – CEO Migraine Association of Ireland and Sheila Barrett – Physiotherapist – East Cork Physio and Acupuncture Clinic. Light refreshments will be served. Places are limited to 20 so please book early.To book a place, please contact the Migraine Helpline on 1850 200 378 or e-mail Admission: FREE CHIROPODY CLINIC Next Chiropody Clinic will be held in 15 Cluain Cairbre, Ballymacarbry on Thursday, 8th December. For appointments, please contact Valerie on 0879621553. Please call for an appointment after December 5th as Valerie is not available before then.

The first annual Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair.

[Billy Crowley]

Bonmahon SCIENCE WEEK AT THE COPPER COAST GEOPARK As part of the week long nationwide initiative to promote interest in science across all groups, the Copper Coast Geopark will host two completely different but equally fascinating and educational events for people of all ages to attend. FENOR BOG ECOWALK At Fenor Bog, Fenor Co. Waterford, Saturday, 19th of November at 2.00 p.m., this is a free event and no booking is required. This Ecowalk of Fenor Bog will open your eyes up to the dynamic, and incredibly vulnerable, eco-system that exsits in Irish bogland environments as well the amazing community effort which saved Fenor Bog from certain destruction. SOCCER Academy (for 6 to 9 year olds) & Little Dribblers (for 3 to 6 year olds) continues each Saturday morning at Stradbally Soccer Club, 10.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

This is a great way to introduce little ones to group play and the basics of soccer, in a safe and welcoming environment. Come along any Saturday morning and bring your parents. Stradbally Soccer Club AstroTurf Pitch is available to hire. For details, contact Tadhg at 087-2306841. COPPER COAST GEOPARK The Copper Coast Geopark management team are sincerely grateful for the support our inaugural book fair received, we were overwhelmed by the generous donations of books from the community. Proceeds from the sale of the books will be used by the Geopark in its on-going work, the Copper Coast Geopark is a community based registered charity. We had a variety of other stalls on the day, we had self published authors including Tom Power, Derbhile Graham, Pam O'Shea, Fiona Hogan and the Word Weavers writing group in Tramore. Shirley Walsh had

specialty second-hand books and magazines while John & Ruth Edwards had a wonderful selection of new books. Claire Povey had hand made bags and Orlaith Hamersley had art and craft for sale at the Book Fair. The Geopark also had a selection of new geological and local history books for sale. We hope to make the Book Fair an annual event. Our other winter events include folk band Dunaill who are playing on Saturday, 26th November, the talented singer songwriter Richie Power will be playing at the visitor centre on December 11th, and our Christmas Fair will take place over two days December 3rd and 4th. We are delighted to announce that Mrs. Claus herself will be visiting the Christmas Fair on both days! For more information about our events visit us on Facebook or see our website ROCKS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE At the Copper Coast Geopark

Visitor Centre, Bunmahon, Sunday 19th at 12.00 noon, entry €2. This is a must see event and a once off chance to learn an aspect of geological investigation that is seldom thought of but is fascinating to experience. For more information about our events visit us on Facebook or see our website NEWS FROM KNOCKMAHON A BIG THANK YOU to all who supported us in our annual raffle and congratulations to the following winners: 1st prize Eve Morrissey; 2nd prize Ann Power; 3rd prize Nuala Dunford; 4th prize Michael Kiely; 5th prize Brendan Ryan; 6th prize Mattie Scurry; 7th prize Fiona Flynn; 8th prize Nollaig Hally; 9th prize Seamie O'Brien; 10th prize Fia Andrianos; 11th prize Eva Bray; 12th prize Seamie O'Brien; 13th prize Liz Whelan. A BIG THANK YOU also to those who sponsored an ad in our 2017 calendar which will be available next week.

Science Week 2016 at the Copper Coast Geopark Discover new ways of looking at the Natural World EXPLORE new ways of looking at the natural environment within the Copper Coast Geopark as part of Science Week 2016. As part of the week long nationwide initiative to promote interest in science across all groups, the Copper Coast Geopark will host two completely different but equally fascinating and educational events for people of all ages. For amateur ecologists there will be an opportunity to join local ecologist Alan Walshe in Fenor Bog for an eco walk, while for budding rock-hounds there is a chance to view and take part in a unique geological exhibition in the Geopark Visitor Centre – Rocks Under The Microscope. For further information on either of these events or anything else to do with the Copper Coast Geopark please contact info@copper- FENOR BOG ECOWALK What is the difference between a bog and Fen and why are bogland environments so important to our ecosystem? Get the answers to these questions and more from expert ecological guide Alan Walshe on 19th November in Fenor Bog at 2.00 p.m. This Ecowalk on Fenor Bog will open your eyes to the dynamic, and incredibly vulnerable, eco-system that exists in Irish bogland environments as well the amazing community effort which saved Fenor Bog from certain destruction. VENUE: Fenor Bog, Fenor, Co.Waterford DATE: Saturday, 19th November TIME: 2.00 p.m. This is a free event and no booking is re-

quired. ROCKS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE Learn about how, why and where we look at rocks and minerals under the microscope and get a chance to do so yourself at this unique exhibition and workshop in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre with Copper Coast Geologist Robbie Galvin. This is a must see event and a once off chance to learn an aspect of geological investigation that is seldom thought of but is fascinating to experience. After this event, you will never look at rocks the same way again! VENUE: Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre Bunmahon DATE: Sunday, 19th November TIME: 12.00 noon ENTRY FEE: €2



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Ardmore Ardmore Tidy Towns CELEBRATION NIGHT AT THE OLD STILL The Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Ploughing Association will host a celebration night at The Old Still on this Saturday to honour Jay Prendergast’s great win at The All-Ireland Ploughing Championships. Out The Gap will provide the music and refreshments will be served. A great night and a big crowd is anticipated. ARDMORE PLAYERS AMATEUR DRAMA GROUP The Ardmore Players will present the comedy ‘It’s the real McCoy’ on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th December at St. Declan’s Hall. The play will be directed by Declan Hennessy. Tickets are €10 each and are on sale now at Ardmore Post Office & Keevers Bar. This will be hilarious and the advice is get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. KEEVERS CARDS First past the post at Keevers Progressive 45 last week were Fr. Lucey and Billy Harty on 10 games with Willie and Brian Keane close behind on 9. John and Jay Prendergast won best of the last 5 and Michael and Anne Keane won the last game.

ROUND TOWER HOTEL POKER Thomas Troy, Jason Lenane and James Bryan were 1st, 2nd and 3rd at The Round Tower Hotel Poker Classic on Wednesday night & Redmond Foley and Trish Fitzgerald won the two losers group tables. The top of the league after 10 weeks now reads: James Bryan 132; Thomas Troy 120; Jerome Curran 116; Jason Lenane 103 and Anthony Broderick 98. The lead has changed on each of the last 3 weeks. The winner each night gets 25 point with 2nd and 3rd receiving 20 and 15 respectively. The other 3 finalists all get 10 points. Loser group winners and runners-up get 8 and 5 respectively and all attendees get 2 points each. So a win or place shoots any player right into the mix so interesting times ahead. SYMPATHY Sincere sympathy to our Tourist Office Manager, Philip Mulcahy and to his children David, Simon, Paul and Joanne and their extended family on the sad loss of his wife and Angela (nee O’Mahony), who died during the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

A Stroll Through Ardmore I walked through Ardmore when the evening’s sun was low, And walked upon the waters which like diamonds seemed to glow, My weary soul was lightened from its burdens of that day, And in St. Declan’s Village I felt inclined to pray. I thought of God who made the scene of beauty so sublime, And watched the shadows lengthen and the golden sun decline, An evening sun was shining on the bright and calm blue seas, The bird calls floated softly on the gentle evening breeze. A cloudy sky obscured the moon and darkness ruled the scene, The rippling waters flowed along untroubled and serene, I sat upon the stormwall beneath the house tops high, And listened to the soothing notes of nature’s lullaby. The clouds passed from the silver moon, they glided across the sky, And twinkling stars came out to greet the world from on high, I gazed with rapture on the scene of wondrous light and shade, And watched when nature changed again as light would slowly fade. I passed the graveyard and the Tower as the moon shone forth once more, And watched the moonbeams creep across the weather beaten Tower, I walked into the graveyard with its lonely atmosphere, And paused to look upon the names of those who once were dear. At last to Monea House I came and strolled beneath the trees, Whose branches whispered softly in the cool refreshing breeze, The picture lights were gleaming bright in the Annex at Monea, And nature slumbered peacefully until the break of day. Michael Carlton (R.I.P.)

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Members of Dungarvan Dramatic Club were delighted to be in the Town Hall Theatre on Monday, November 7th, which was exactly 75 years, to the night, when the Club was founded in the same venue. Celebrations included a birthday cake and Prosecco!

Happy 75th Birthday! ON Friday night, November 7th last, Dungarvan Dramatic Club members were gathered in the Town Hall Dungarvan to rehearse for our production of The Dead which opens tonight. It was on the same night, exactly

75 years before, that the Club was founded in the same venue. To mark the occasion and celebrate this significan occasion we took a break from rehearsal and raised our glasses to those who founded the Club and to those

whose enthusiasm, dedication and hard work have ensured that the Club has continued to uphold the aims of its founders,“the production of plays and promotion of culture in the town of Dungarvan” for 75 years. To be part of the celebrations, come to the Town Hall Theatre from tonight Wednesday 16th until Saturday, 19th November at 8.00 p.m. for a delightful evening’s entertainment in the form of our production of The Dead by Hugh Leonard. Don’t be put off by the title!

This is not a morbid play, rather it is a play that is full of life, laughter, music and song, with some moments of poingnancy a beautiful tale, for a Winter’s evening. Tickets can be purchased from The Wine Buff, Grattan Square and Kelly’s Chemist, Abbeyside and booked on 086-3244175. Don’t miss your chance to see this endearing classic play, get booking. The Morkan Sisters are waiting to welcome you to their home to continue the celebrations!

Knockanore KGK MUINTIR COMMUNITY COUNCIL Eamonn Keane, Therapist – On Last Wednesday night at KGK Sports Hall, Knockanore, Eamonn Keane, Phychotherapist and Journalist's talk on dealing with mental health was very well received by an attentive audience. This event was organised by the local Ladies Committee. Eamonn's discussion on personal and family related problems struck a chord with many of those present. His easy-going style and approachable manner was well received by all. Christmas Parties – A reminder about the annual Children’s Party scheduled for Saturday, December 10th. Please note that the starting time has changed and will be announced later. And on Sunday, December 11th, the Annual Christmas Party at 2.00 p.m. Both events will take place in the KGK Sports Hall Knockanore.

KGK Heritage Society – Talk on the sinking of the Lusitania. Important Reminder. Wednesday night, November 16th, in Knockanore KGK Sports Hall, Eoin McGarry, world renowned deep sea diver, will speak on the recovery of ammunition and other artifacts from the sunken wreck of the Lusitania. These lie at depths of about 88 metres, and Eoin is one of the few people who have dived on this wreck in the sea off the Old Head of Kinsale. The talk will begin at 8.30 p.m. PARISH ANNUAL MAGAZINE Deadline Approaching – Any photos or stories or anything suitable for inclusion in our proposed Parish Annual, need to be sent along to Pat Geary or Pat Casey, as soon as possible. Or email Pat Geary at ", 086 874 6691 or Perhaps the clubs and societies would like to details of their activities, photos, history, etc., for

inclusion in the booklet. All articles to be received on or before November 18th, 2016. We also have been offered sponsorship for ads in the Annual, so we are proposing to charge for these as follows. €20.00 per quarter page and

€40.00 per half page, full colour. If any business in the Parish or otherwise, wishes to advertise in the publication, please contact the Heritage Society. All ads and payments to be received on or before November 18th, 2016.

After the meal at our Christmas Party in Kilwatermoy Hall in 1980.


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Stradbally MASS TIMES The Mass times this week as Holy Cross is still being painted are: Monday morning and Friday morning at Sacred Heart Church, Faha at 9.30 a.m. The November Novena of Masses continues on Tuesday, 15th November 2016 at St. Ann’s Church, Ballylaneen at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 at St. Ann’s Church, Ballylaneen at 7 p.m.; Thursday, 17th November, 2016 at St. Ann’s Church, Ballylaneen at 7 p.m. The Annual Mass for all who died during the year in the parish will take place at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally on Monday, 28th November. RECENT BAPTISMS Tadgh Stephen Cunningham, Newtown, Stradbally, son of Sharon and Stephen Cunningham was baptised at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally on Saturday, 12th November, 2016.The sponsors were Ann and Raymond O’Reilly. Fr. Jerry Condon, P.P. officiated. Bobby Padraig Crowley, son of Robert and Catherine Crowley, Glen, Stradbally was baptised at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally on Sunday, 13th November, 2016. The sponsors were Christopher Mackey and Ismay Drohan. Fr. Jerry Condon, P.P. officiated assisted by Rev. Jenny Crowley. STRADBALLY MARKET Just a reminder that plans for the market Christmas Fair are

well advanced for Thursday, 1st December at 8 p.m. at the Cove Bar in Stradbally. The special offer of a box of mixed vegetables and fruit for €6 that has become a market attraction is set to continue again this week. There is also the offer that if there is some vegetables that you don’t like in the box you can swap it for something that you do. The homebaking jams, sausage rolls, scones and cakes will all be there and jelly and lemon curd straight from the hob. There are still some copies of the local calender and handmade baby presents on sale. We will be catching up with the local producers later in the month to check what might be on offer at the Christmas Fair to tempt the buyer. The Stradbally Market takes place each Saturday morning at the Cove Bar in Stradbally from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. LOCAL SOCCER NEWS Munster Junior Cup action returns on Saturday as Stradbally hosts Brideview from Tallow. Kick-off at 2 p.m. Thanks to all who attended our Annual Table Quiz in the Cove Bar last weekend. Great fun was had by all. RESULTS - UNDER 14 LEAGUE Bohemians 3; Stradbally 3. STRADBALLY WHIST CLUB Wednesday saw a nice crowd

in for the Whist evening. Lovely homemade cakes and tea at halftime. There are eleven prizes for playing and the following won: Overall was Cissy Kiely. Joan Cashin, Steve Smith, Agnes Thomas, Ellis Wilkins, Agnes Hearne, Kaye Veale, Maria Dunphy, Carrie Wilkins, Joan Smith and Seamus Dowling. We wish Mary Walsh well and look forward to seeing you back again soon Mary. Our next meeting is 23rd November at 8.00 p.m. in the Barron Hall. All welcome. COFFEE MORNING AND SALE OF WORK On Tuesday, 22nd November at Kilmacthomas Social/Day Centre from 9.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon there will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work. • Tea, coffee and cakes. Stalls will be selling:- Homebaking, Cakes, Tarts, Scones, Chutney & More; Bric-a-Brac; Plants; Books; Hand knitted items - Hats, Scarf, Socks; Bags for girls/headbands etc.; Painted Masks; Christmas & Birthday Cards; Tree Decorations and so much more. Everyone welcome. Come and buy a present and get a bargain. BARRON HALL Barron Community Hall Stradbally Limited, will hold our AGM on Tuesday night, 13th December at 8.00 p.m. in Barron Hall. If you are interested, you are welcome, please contact Nicola 087-7160700.

Historical Talks ON Friday, 28th October, Sean gave an excellent presentation on a theme entitled Land Problems Mid Waterford 1641-1941. This broad ranging and entertaining “Talk” dealt with the vexed question of Land and land ownership in this part of the county, created great interest as did the photos shown by Sean at the end, which his father Michael Murphy, Stradbally postman took on his rounds in the late 1930s. The display of old photos, headed papers Co-op share certificates much appreciated by the attendance. The “Talk” was preceded by a musical rendition from Our Lady of Mercy N.S. of the two most relevant songs to this year of commemorations 1916-2016 - “Grace” and “A Nation Once Again”. This was the last of three Historical Events

organised by Stradbally Tourism and Enterprise Group to celebrate 1916-2016. Pat Power, Chairman, thanked Rev. Jenny Crowley, Rev. James Mulhall, Fr. Jerry Condon, P.P. and Ismay Drohan “Mise Éire” for the Ecumenical Service. Marianna Lorenc (John Uniacke and his time) and Elizabeth Quinn (Fred Moore Carriganna, one man's war) and tonight Sean Murphy (Land Reform), Bernie Coffey and the talented singers and musicians from Our Lady of Mercy N.S.; Tom Hickey, Brian Corry and Cian Flaherty for organising: Josephine Hickey taking Photos, also the Barron Hall committee and WCCC for their support. Pat also thanked anyone he may have omitted.

Pat Power, Chairman Stradbally Tourism and Enterprise Group and Seán Murphy, Historian.

Agnes and Jack Collins, Bonmahon, standing at back, Mark Collins, family spokesman. [photo courtesy of Josephine Hickey]

Remembrance Mass THE Royal British Legion, Waterford Branch organised a Remembrance Mass, on Saturday, 12th November 2016, “Holy Trinity Without” remembering all the deceased of all hostilities with a Special Remembrance of the Collins Brothers. Jack's grandparents, Agnes and Tom Collins, Ballybricken, had eight sons, six of these sons, Stephen, Michael, John, Joseph, Patrick and William age from 16 years to 23 years fought in the British Army during the WW1. Four died, Mons, Quentin, Somme and Ypres, one injured returned home, and the sixth

brother, William was sent home by the authorities, (the Collins family had suffered too much). The Remembrance Mass was held in Ballybricken Church. At the end of the ceremony, a Bugler played the Last Post Standards dipped. Exhortation, “They shall grow not old as they that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the tears condemn. At the going down of the sun we shall remember them.” Response: “We will remember them”. All: 2 minutes silence. Bugler played Reveille. Dedication: “When you go

home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today”. After the Remembrance Mass the Army Band led the parade to the Collins family home, where Waterford Civic Trust unveiled a Blue Plaque (John Deasy TD doing the honours) which read. “SIX COLLINS BROTHERS lived here in the Balteen, all fought in WW1, 1914-1918, four were killed, one wounded”. These brothers have their names inscribed on stone in France, this is the first time their own city, Waterford, remembered them. Chairman Wyse represented WCCC.

Touraneena LIONS CHRISTMAS CLUB APPEAL There will be a fundraising night held in Dunne's Bar this Wednesday night, 16th November, in aid of the Dungarvan Lion's Club Christmas Appeal. From 9.30 p.m. onwards, music will be supplied by Sunset Sounds and a great night of entertainment is assured. All through the year, the Lions Club does tremendous work in the county and at Christmas time they try to go that extra mile with their support, so all your support would be greatly appreciated. POKER CLASSIC Sliabh gCua/St.Mary’s are holding their Poker Classic in Dunne's Bar,Touraneena, on Friday night 18th November. All

are welcome. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Denis Coffey on his recent €100 win in the Deise Draw. The last prize draw for the year will be held on Friday night, 25th November in Erin's Own. AGM Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday night, 2nd December at 8.00 p.m. in Kirwan Park. We hope to see a big turnout of both players and supporters for the AGM. SLIABH gCUA LOTTO Results for week ending 13th November. The winning numbers drawn were 8, 28 and 29. There was no winner of the €200 jackpot. The winners of the 5 x €20 were Seamus

Whelan, Jamie Gleeson, Jim McGrath, Terrie Burke, Breda Cullinan. The promoters prize of €20 was won by Marian Cliffe. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €300 will be held on Sunday night, 20th November, 2016. Well done to The Nire. THE BIG BREAKFAST Following on from the success of last year, Sliabh gCua/St.Mary’s players will once again host the Big Breakfast on St. Stephen’s Day in the Community Centre, Touraneena. The players will start serving breakfast at 11.00 a.m. and continue to 1.30 p.m. Breakfasts cost €10 each and there will be a choice of breakfast to choose from. We hope to see a great turnout for the Big Breakfast.



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Abbeyside Scouts FIRST of all well done to all the scouts who went up to Ballymacarbry for the skills weekend. Good fun and learning was had by all. Thank you to John and Mark for facilitating our scouts. Also we would like to thank Dungarvan Scouts for the invitation to Ballymacarbry. This week’s meeting started as usual with prayer and subs followed by Mark doing exercises with everyone. He started with a few enjoyable stretches, followed by a hilarious ladder relay, ladder army crawl and row the boat. Lots of fun and noise!! It was then time to buckle down to serious business. Scouts broke back into their patrols where Michael did Map and Compass skills training with one group, Packie did training on First aid and CPR with another and John and Mark covered Backwoods training with the 3rd patrol. We finished up with a reminder to Scouts to return the few remaining forms, the upcoming flag day and not to forget the twelve days of Christmas. Next week’s meeting is full uniform. Congratulations to our own Willie Whelan on his recent accolades. He was awarded Tourism Ambassador 2016 & Person Of The Year 2016 by the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber.Well done Willie, well deserved.

NON-STOP DRAW RESULTS This month’s draw was held on Monday, November 7th at 8.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. The results are as follows: 1st €60 Eileen Walsh; 2nd €40 John Moore; 3rd €20 Mary Fennessey Congratulations to all. Next draw will take place on Monday, December 5th. FUN RIDE A meeting to review this year’s Fun Ride will take place in Thursday, November 17th in the Community Centre at 9.00 p.m. All who were involved are asked to attend. IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING Ballysaggart Community De-


This is an example of souvenir ware made by W.H. Goss of Stoke-on-Trent. The company was established by William Henry Goss and produced crested souvenirs in pottery from 1858 to 1939. Their pottery was popular, and it was said that by the beginning of the 20th century almost 90% of homes in Britain had a piece of Goss china. The example illustrated here is hand coloured and contains the Dungarvan Coat of Arms and a verse written by Adolphus Goss. It also has an inscription: With Merrick & Ruddell’s Compliments. Goss mark on reverse shows it was made between 18881914. Merrick & Ruddell was based on the site of the present Shaws department store in Main Street. Merrick & Ruddell opened their china and drapery shop in 1879.

velopment Company will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, 23rd November at 8.00 p.m. in the Community Centre on the Rural Development Programme, (Community Projects). This meeting will discuss plans for the Development of the Community Centre and all are most welcome and encouraged to attend. COMMUNITY COUNCIL 45 CARDS RESULTS 1st Kathleen Coleman and Eddie Byrne; 2nd Fr. Cullinan and Stephen Cunningham. Lucky Tables: Nellie Devine and Tess Hale; Pat O’Connor and Pat Kirby; Delia Cashell and Rita Doocey. Tickets: Mary Power x 2, Ber Coughlan and Rita Doocey. DATES TO REMEMBER Community Care Christmas Party fundraising Cake Sale Sunday, December 4th after Mass in Ballysaggart.

MUSEUM MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY The Museum Members Christmas party is being arranged at present and members will be notified shortly. DUNGARVAN & WEST WATERFORD CHAMBER AWARDS 2016 Congratulations to Willie Whelan who won Tourism Ambassador of the Year and Person of the Year at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Awards held recently at Lismore Castle. ILLUSTRATED TALK – ST. JAMES’S CHURCH STRADBALLY AND ITS ENVIRONS WITH CIAN FLAHERTY

Children’s Christmas Party and Santy visit - Sunday, December 11th in the Community Centre. Community Care Christmas

Party - Sunday, December 18th in the Community Centre. Stay tuned for further details on these and other events in the Community.

Ballysaggart Community Centre.

Our third lecture of the winter season, an illustrated talk about St. James’s Church Stradbally and its Environs, will be given by Cian Flaherty in the Green Room of the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, 23rd November at 8 pm. Admission €5. Visitors to Stradbally cannot but be impressed with the ‘postcard’ little village and the unique St. James’s Church. The core of Cian’s talk will cover the medieval parish of Stradbally, the present Church of Ireland Church and the graveyard which surrounds both. There will be some intriguing stories, including the life and death of the ‘White Vicar’, as well as the fascinating link between the Ark of the Covenant and a former rector of Stradbally. Cian Flaherty is from Stradbally and is a third year student at Trinity College, Dublin. His research focuses on the history and culture of mid Waterford. He is currently writing a book on the Church of Ireland Parish Stradbally. You will be carried along on a journey of historical discovery, delivered with Cian’s great passion, enthusiasm and humour. Not to be missed! All are very welcome. HISTORIC PLAQUES IN GRATTAN SQUARE If you take a wander around Grattan Square you will see the

historic plaques which have been installed so far. They illustrate people and events relating to Dungarvan down through the ages. OLD PHOTOGRAPHS If you have any old photographs of people, places, ships, sports events etc. we would be very happy to accept them. We would scan them and give you back the originals. VISITING THE MUSEUM We welcome visits from schools, community groups, and local history societies. Please contact us at 058 45960 to arrange a visit. Let us know if you are interested in a particular subject and we will focus on that during the visit.


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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016



Ballinameela Handbags and Gladrags

By Donal Buckley FAILED Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton recently guested on an American chat show. She was asked by her African-American hosts, what would be the one item in her handbag she would never leave home without? Her answer, rather condescendingly (in my opinion), was ‘a bottle of Hot Sauce’. That answer probably alienated more black votes than it was meant to attract. But, it wouldn’t surprise me what any woman has in her handbag. It’s a mysterious and terrifying place for any man to venture unguided. I was once asked by my wife to get a pair of scissors from her handbag.Three days later, a crack squad of cave explorers was sent in to rescue me. I eventually found my way to freedom. Mind you, there’s still no sign of the explorers! Handbag is such a misleading name for these sleeping bags with handles. The name suggests something neat, accessible and with single-handed portability. Storeall would be a better name for these mobile warehouses. There used to be a genuine purpose for these bags. Lipstick, handkerchief, purse and keys are kept in one handy container and slung over a shoulder when a woman goes for a day out. It’s a practical thing. Now, there are so many ‘necessities’ required by the girls on a foray from home that experienced luggage handlers, would be hard pressed to cope. And it’s not just the addition of modern technology that causes the need for extra space. Obviously, mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras take up a bit of room in any limited space. But delve deeper into the myriad of zipped pockets, hidden pouches and secret folds and you’ll find a treasure trove. It has to be where the author of the Arabian nights stories got the inspiration for Aladdin. All bags carry the basic essentials mentioned above. Things that “might come in handy” are numbered in legions; string, elastic bands, safety pins, matches, pens, pins, aspirin, throat lozenges, sellotape, etc., etc,. Then,

individual preferences come in to play, such as:An Origami rabbit, because your daughter made it for you 20 years ago when she was five. A broken watch strap, because that watch will turn up some day. A clown nose and a plastic hammer, because people take you too seriously. A wrapper from a pair of 3D glasses, 'coz you didn't want to leave rubbish in the cinema. Salted peanuts, because you never know when the munchies will strike. 30% off vouchers dated 1988. (I really need to do some cleaning) A bottle of Hot Sauce, to ingratiate yourself with the ethnic electorate. Swiss Army knife, from when you were in the Swiss army! A surprise in every nook and cranny. In the words of Forest Gump, “life is like a box of chocolates.You never know what you’re gonna get”. This must be the thought of every poll-taking business in the world, right now. Even with the percentage allowed for marginal error, predictions of the British Referendum and the U.S. presidential election were wrong. Life, the world and people are not based on calculated algorithms.They are all random and unpredictable. Opinion polls are alright for a bit of fun and banter. But these over priced and self absorbed survey firms should only be taken with a pinch of salt. As recently proven, people make their own minds up.Who knows whether the decisions will turn out to be in the best interests of Britain, The U.S.A or indeed the world. At least the choice was made by the people.The responsibility, for good or bad, is in the hands of the electorate. As it should be. Ballinameela Creatives are doing our very best to make the world a prettier place to be, without walls or inappropriate advances. American author (authoress?) Erma Bombeck, once wrote, “I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.”

BALLINAMEELA COMMUNITY CENTRE CHRISTMAS FAIR The Community Centre Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday, December 18th from 2.00 p.m. Preperations are in full swing for this family fun event and will include:- a visit from Santa; a bring and buy Cake Sale; singing from the pupils of Whitechurch National School; Local Enterprise Stands; a raffle and guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. More details to come as we get closer to the event. Your support for our fundraiser would be greatly appreciated. If anyone is interested in setting up a stand on the day, please contact Alison on 087-2879429. FINISK VALLEY AC Any children in our community who are interested running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela Community pitch/hall, training times are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., Minimum age limit is 5 years old (Child needs to be School going). Full programme on events can be obtained at our training sessions. CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASSES Circuit Training Classes are running in Ballinameela Community Centre on Monday nights from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. and will run for 12 weeks leading right up to Christmas. Classes cost €5 per class. Our classes cater for all levels of fitness and are designed in a structured enjoyable environment to ensure you get a great workout during the hour. I hope to see you all there. Enquires call or text 087-8229762.

BADMINTON If you fancy a sociable game of badminton come along to Ballinameela Community Centre on Tuesday nights from 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Contact Mairead on 087-7681975 if interested. BALLINAMEELA ADULT & TODDLER GROUP This group meets every Thursday from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in the halla of Whitechurch National School. New parents, childminders, grandparents with toddlers very welcome. For more information contact Janice on 087-9718945. AGLISH FIT4LIFE Aglish Fit4Life & Couch to 5 returned: Why not come along any Tuesday night at 7.15 p.m. to Aglish Community Hall where you will be made very welcome. We cater for all types, young, old, fit, unfit. You can run, jog, walk, crawl or shuffle a few kilometres, whatever you are able for. Only €2 per night with all proceeds going to Children's Hospital Crumlin. So see ye all next Tuesday at 7.15 p.m. Bring a friend and you might even enjoy it. Remember no matter how slow you go you are lapping everyone on the couch. 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 look out. 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 BOOKING THE HALL There is still some available slots for the evenings, so if you would like to start your own in-door soccer games for the winter or other activity you can book the hall through our booking officer Alison Curran on 087-8289147. The centre is also a great place for kids parties etc and can be rented for €30. Anyone renting the hall, please pay the person who opens up the hall for you and please take away your own rubbish. If you are borrowing anything from the hall, these must be booked through our booking officer Alison Curran. Each month someone on the committee is responsible for opening and closing the hall.Vicki Mulhall is responsible for the month of November and can be contacted on 087-8196264. LOTTO RESULTS 14/11’16 – Numbers drawn were 6, 14 and 27.There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were Gina Carlton c/o Cruiscín Lan; Yvonne Harrington, Knockalara; The Lumberjacks, Aglish; Mike Killigrew and Ita c/o Welcome Inn; Rena Cotter, Aglish. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,750 and the draw will take place in Kereen Bar. NOTES FOR INCLUSION If you have something you would like included in the Ballinameela notes you can email Brigid Byrne on or phone 0879194287.You can also Follow and like us on our Facebook Page Ballinameela Community Centre.

Modeligo Ballyduff National LOTTO RESULTS 12th NOVEMBER, 2016 12th November, 2016. Numbers drawn were 18, 28 and 29. No winner. €25 winners were Seamus Walsh, Vincent O’Rourke Clashmore, Isabelle Sheehan and Noel Nugent, Clashmore. Next week’s jackpot €1,300. CIRCUIT TRAINING Circuit Training under Shane Coughlan is starting back on this Thursday, 17th November at 7.30 p.m. in Modeligo Community Centre. There is a special preChristmas offer of 9 classes for a €40 block booking or you can per €5 per night. Classes will continue on the following Monday and Thursday nights. All levels of fitness welcome. Why not come along and enjoy a great workout. For more information contact Shane on 0871345574. BOOKINGS Anyone looking to book the Astro-turf or hall please contact John Power on 087-2834600. LOCAL GAA Modeligo secured a draw in the Western Intermediate football Final last Friday night in terrible conditions in Fraher Field against The Geraldines. The replay will be on this Friday night in Fraher Field at 8.00 p.m. So lets get the flags out once again and get behind the lads. Flags and bunting can be bought from Kenny Reddy in his shop. BADMINTON Badminton continues on Monday evening from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. for Juveniles players. Contact Mike Bumster if interested in playing. THANK YOU Na Deise Ladies Football Club would like to thank all who supported their recent fundraisers. RETIREMENT Ned Ryan and Catherine Kenneally are both retiring from the Lourdes Committee. We would like to thank both for all there work and involvement in this worthy cause throughout the years. If anyone is interested in taking over or getting involved please contact Brid O’Shea.

School Parents’ Association SAINT Michael’s National School calendar on sale on Sunday, November 20th, after Mass outside Saint Michael’s Church, Ballyduff. Schoil Naomh Mhichil 2017 calendars also on sale at Teresa’s Pop-up shop and at Bridget’s Hair Salon, Ballyduff Upper. Cost €10. The calendar contains magnificent photos and themes of Ballyduff scenery and the schoolchildren dressed for Saint Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter Rising, Graduation Day, Cul Camp, Gala Day, Hallowe’en and Christmas. The calendar also features a class photograph of Butterflies Community Playgroup and many other people in our locality.

Retrospection In silence we stare at a lost long ago, Through the grime of time’s dust-darkened pane, Of the hopes that prevailed in the morning’s red glow, Only shadows at evening remain. We remember life’s pulse pounding loud in our ears, ‘Ere the dust of defeat dimmed the brain, We squandered the treasure of youth’s precious years, Cheaply bought with our tears and our pain. The parade has now passed and we feel betrayed, By the dreams that remain unfulfilled, We imagined that Spring would be ever delayed, And forgot that time’s steps can’t be stilled. JOHN DALY



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Lismore Lismore Tidy Towns THE Lismore Tidy Towns Winter Bird Survey will start on Monday, 28th November. All previous participants will be contacted in the next week or so. If you would like to start taking part and do the recording which is very straight forward please contact 058-54715 for details. This week will be the final week of work for our two workers on the Community Employment Scheme Paul Barnes and Paul Feeney. Both men proved to be great workers and enabled many new projects to be carried out in the past year. Alll of us involved with Lismore Tidy Towns wish to

thank them and wish them well in their future endeavours. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK After you have prepared your plants for the chill it is time to start thinking of garden insects, mammals and amphibians:• You can create a hibernation hotel for ladybirds by collecting pinecones. Use them to fill a net sack - the kind that you get if you buy lemons/ citrus fruits. Hang it in the trees and it will make a great hibernation home for spotty ladybirds. • Lacewings - like ladybirds are great aphid eaters. You can build them a Winter home using corrugated cardboard cut from

supermarket boxes. Roll the cardboard into a tight bundle, then cut the ends of a two litre mineral bottle and force it in a few inches. Hang the bottle upside down so that it does not fill with water • Find a dead space in your garden ie behind a garage/shed and stack some branches, logs and leaves. They will provide a dry safe home for frogs, hedgehogs and other beneficial insects. • Finally keep your bird table topped up with food and fresh water. Local birds rely on you more than ever when the temperatures drop so give them plenty of high fat energy heavy treats to keep them going

Parish of Lismore and Ballysaggart OUR Community of Faith will remember with great love and reverence all those whose names will be proclaimed and a light in their memory taken to the altar at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, November 18th. We include all those connected to the people of the Parish even if their funerals did not take place in the Parish within the 12 months between September 2015 - September 2016. Parishioners are encouraged to give in the name and designate a family member to take the light to the altar. Give in the names before Mass at the very latest. It is very important where possible that a family member is present to take the light to the altar. Of course, a family is free to say that they do not wish to participate in the Mass. All faith and expressions of Christian Faith must be free and a human act. We keep very close to our deceased as we honour them by keeping close to all that was truly important in their lives, especially their expression of Faith. Keep mindful of the courage with which they embraced many a heavy cross in life. Be mindful

that the bereavements and losses they experienced did not make them bitter with life. Try to fathom where it was they drew inspiration to live so courageously and so magnanimously. Talk of them even in the pain of bereavement. Bereavement is such a normal experience of life no matter how painful initially it is. It can be negotiated and the person come through all the stronger. No one can fix another’s grief. Loving presence, listening with the heart, showing one cares deeply may be very beneficial and true Christian love. We believe that all live in God. In our darkest moments God is present with us. MASS TIMETABLE Weekday Mass at 10.00 a.m. Saturday, 19th November - Vigil Mass in Lismore at 6.15 p.m. Sunday, 20th November - Morning Mass in Ballysaggart at 9.30 a.m. Sunday Mass in Lismore at 11.00 a.m. PRO(E) Pastoral Council Parish Radio Link 103.9

Some pupils from Liosmór Mochuda with their Shoe Boxes.

Lismore Dramatic Society “Steps to Stardom” Talent Show Tickets are now available at the Lismore Heritage Centre priced at only €5 each for the Grand Final of “Steps To Stardom” which will take place on Saturday, 3rd December, at the Courthouse Theatre, Lismore. Wonderful talent on display so come and support this event and bring the family for a fun and entertaining night out. Super prizes for winner and runner-up which includes a half day in professional recording studio for the winner.

Tickets are only €5 each. Tell your friends. Our annual Children’s Christmas Show will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday, 11th December. 106 children registered to participate in this show which promises once again to be one of the highlights of our society’s calendar. A matinee will take place at 2.00 p.m. on both days with an evening show at 7.00 p.m. on Saturday only. Santa will as usual attend both matinees but

An Sean Phobal Tractor and Car Vintage Run A TRACTOR & Car Vintage Run, which was held recently in An Sean Phobal in aid of the Déise Day Care Centre, has raised nearly €1,114, thanks to the generous support of the local people, businesses and organisations. The Centre provides a great service for the care of the aged. In 2014 we raised €1,166, in 2015 we raised €1,830 and this year 2016 we raised €1,114. In total over three years they have received €4,110.The committee of Patricia and John

Cleary, Francis Lally and P.J. O’Donnell, are delighted to be able to assist them with funds derived from our Annual Tractor & Car Vintage Run. It departed from John Paul’s on Sunday, 6th November last, and returned for refreshments and music.Whilst the tractors took in the views of the coastal drive, via Ardmore, the cars also experienced the breathtaking views of An Rinn on a wonderful sunny November day. We express thanks to Seamus,

Ray Darcy with the committee of Trish and John Cleary and Francis Lally.

Jean, Liam and P.J. O’Donnell at John Paul’s pub. A special thank you to the women who provided the refreshments; to those who served all the superb delights and to the ticket sellers. Thanks also goes to the photographer Jim Daly on the day and to the band ‘Ann Walsh & Sunset Sound’ who created a lively atmosphere and great craic in John Paul’s for the evening. Many thanks to the people and the following businesses who gave

prizes for the raffle, including Lawlors Hotel, The Park Hotel, Ciaran O’Flynn Jewellers, Baumann Jewellers, The Country Store, Noel Devereux, Monica’s, Pat Moloney, Eason, Irwin’s, Shaws, Ger Wyley’s, Jim Quinn, Pat Denn, Phelan’s, Glanbia, Tom Curran’s, Dan McCarthy, Lloyds Pharmacy, Flynn’s Pharmacy, Murray’s Pharmacy, Hallahan’s Pharmacy, Haven Pharmacy, Kelly’s Pharmacy, Forde’s Topaz, Sam McCauley Pharmacy, Garvey’s SuperValu, Amber, Dunnes Stores, Katie Walsh, Quinlan Butchers, Dalton Jewellers, Aldi and Lynch’s Greenhouse. We would also like to thank WLR-fm and CRY-fm for advertising the event. A special word of thanks to all who gave generous donations prior to the event and after. Last, but not least, thanks to all those who attended the Tractor & Car Vintage Run and created an enjoyable and memorable day. It was a huge success, with plenty of people attending in support of the event. For the future, we plan to hold this event annually on the first Sunday of November. For further details please contact Patricia Cleary on (085) 1179478. So stay revved up for next year!

The Keating and the Barron families.

will have returned to Lapland Saturday evening to stock up on presents for Sunday’s show! Tickets available soon. Watch this space! There was a wonderful turnout for auditions for our March 2017 Show which took place on Friday night last. Plenty of time to get involved. Contact Aimee on 087-9634877 or John on 087-9189688. Parts for everybody both on and off stage. Watch this space!

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CIVIC LINK ANNUAL MEETING Civic Link's Annual Open Meeting will be held at 8.30 p.m. in CYMS Hall on Tuesday, 29th November, not at 8.00 as previously advertised. The main item on the agenda will be a review of the past year or so, identifying what has been done and looking for ideas and whatever assistance people might want to give. Among the areas that Civic Link has been particularly busy with are the provision of insurance cover for a range of community events, practical hands-on support for many things, from the Carnival to the Tidy Towns, sourcing and providing information on grants and community fora, the Foróige club, garnering support for the local library and we will shortly be funding and erecting the Christmas lights and the tree at the Square. Our heritage 'wing' has promoted Cappoquin and its surrounds through projects like the Bloom Garden, the recent UTV television programmes as mentioned below, as well as staging two 1916 commemorative exhibitions and helping the opening of two public spaces during the year, at St. Anne's Churchyard and the new Twigbog park with its heritage signage. Civic Link is a simple idea but, as we enter our second decade in operation, we have lots more to do. There is a new directory of clubs

and societies needed, more funding applications for community projects and, we hope, stronger and stronger links with Waterford Area Partnership in the year ahead. We have had so many people attending meetings and networking on behalf of the area that is impossible to quantify everything in a few short lines. Come along and have your say on Tuesday, November 29th, at the Parish Hall. Every voice counts. LESSER SPOTTED THANKS Now that the two-part UTV programme about Cappoquin in the Lesser Spotted Journeys series has been broadcast, there is a chance to take stock.The local response has been very, very positive, and an amazing number of people from way beyond Co. Waterford have been making comments like: 'Is that where you come from?' 'I didn't know the place was as spectacular as that!', etc., etc. In many respects, the most surprising thing is that a lot of people seem to have realised for the very first time how spectacular the river is, the woods and rolling hills are. Perhaps we all need to 'get out more'. The crew from UTV's Westway Productions actually spent four full days in Cappoquin last May, in order to produce 44 minutes of television. Their attention to detail was just amazing, and it showed in the quality of the production.We tried very hard to show them everything, but

COUNTY NEWS it was impossible for them to include all. In the end, they did a pretty good job of capturing the essence of Cappoquin's heritage, and our sense of humour, in less than three quarters of an hour. Presenter Joe Mahon's explanation of the Cornerstone legend must rank as one of the most impressive adverts for a credit union, ever! In the end, the real stars of the programme were our wonderful people. Nothing that was asked of clubs or individuals was too much, even though the majority of people who assisted with the effort to make the programme hardly even appeared on camera. The amount of tidying and cleaning of signs, the efforts that people made to provide extra photographs or items of interest, to provide boats and bowls, and just the general bother that people went to help the production all shone through. Many, many thanks. BOOK LAUNCH Dave O'Sullivan launches his second anthology of poetry and prose on Saturday, November 19th next, at 8.00 p.m. This one is entitled River of Dreams and should attract a great crowd. Rumour has it there will be a few tunes played as well. Best of luck with it Dave. CRAFT FAIR AT CAPPOQUIN LIBRARY Once again, a reminder that Cappoquin library in collaboration with Cappoquin Heritage Group is delighted to host a Christmas show case of local arts and crafts. Should you wish to show your work on Saturday, 26th November, and Saturday, 3rd December, please contact Una at 087 7825662 no later than Thursday, 17th November. We regret that we cannot accept food produce. This news is an important extension of the partnership established for our 1916 exhibition at the library, and it is great to see this lovely and important facility being used more and more. THIS WEEK'S PHOTOGRAPH This week we have another colourised photo, taken from the Lawrence Collection and showing a Mill Street scene approximately 120 years old. The road was unpaved, not a cart or a carriage in sight, and neither gas lighting nor electricity poles were to be seen.Yet, the streetscape is almost identical to this day, apart from the wall around the mill stream, which was removed and replaced with a green area during the 1960s, and the fact that today there is a modern childcare facility just behind the line of trees shown here.


Poet and musician Dave O'Sullivan from Affane launches his second book of poetry this weekend.

Affane Poet launches second collection FRIENDS, family and keen readers of Dave O’Sullivan’s poetry will gather in the Parish Hall in Cappoquin next Saturday for the launch of his second book. Entitled “River of Dreams”, this little gem includes many of Dave’s early poems as well as some recent additions and, in a new departure for Dave, one or two reflective pieces of prose. The popular Affane poet and musician launched his first volume of poetry, “River of Thoughts” last year. Encouraged by its success, he was persuaded to revisit some of his earlier work with a view to

producing a second collection. Dave’s musings reflect his innate love of nature, his gentle, mischievous humour and his wonderful powers of observation. A distinctive feature of Dave’s poetry is his play on language, alliteration, sound and sometimes even the shape of words. All are very welcome to the launch which takes place in Cappoquin Parish Hall (CYMS) on Saturday November 19th at 8pm (after Mass). Light refreshments will be available immediately after the launch.

Friends of Cappoquin Bunscoil Day Centre Gleann 5 Week Draw, Draw No. 5 - November 10th – 1st €100 - Chris Maher c/o June Maher; 2nd €50 - Jim c/o Pad Joe Walsh; 3rd €30 Noreen Landers c/o Mary Murray; 4th €20 Catherine Browne c/o Anne O’Donovan. Last round-up - Congratulations to all the winners and “better luck next time” to everyone else. A huge thank you to all involved in this fundraiser. The great and faithful promoters and the generous participants. It was great to have some newcomers too. An opportunity to see our lovely Centre, coming up next Sunday, 20th November the annual Pre-Christmas Fair from 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Lots of goodies on offer. A new bus is needed after thirteen years so all income is welcome.

Pre Christmas Fair PRE-CHRISTMAS Fair at Cappoquin Day Centre on Sunday, 15th November from 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.Treasures Galore. A lovely social afternoon guaranteed with complimentary refreshments and entertainment.

Sidheain Annual Sale of Work OUR Annual Sale of Work takes place in the School Hall on Sunday, 27th November, 2017. We are looking for donations of books, bric-a-brac etc. which can be handed into the school at any stage. We will also be looking for home baking, grocery items and fruit and vegetables.

Cappoquin Tidy Towns

A nice landscape of Tallow and the Knockmealdown Mountains in the background taken last weekend.

[David O’Flynn]

CONGRATULATIONS to Tony Hickey and The Rock Group on your wonderful achievement and for its acknowledgment. The Rock looks so beautiful and inviting for both locals and visitors. Thank you for your perseverance and for inspiring our local community groups to keep going and turn goals into successes!



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Villierstown says thanks A GREAT day for Villierstown. Yes, certainly last Sunday all roads led to Villierstown to sample the delights of their annual craft fair. Of course, the venue helped ... being held in the fantastic historic local church hall with lends itself to big occasions. A diverse selection of arts, crafts and food all produced by local artisans filled the hall and delighted the large crowds who visited and to our delight spent some money. The local Brownies, Girl Guides and Ladybirds entertained with their own very unique versions of much loved old classic Christmas songs and the older teenagers did their bit by being village ambassadors for the day and boy, they did it so well. This was one great community inclusive event. Thanks to everyone who helped.

JACK THE JOKER Jack the Joker draw took place in An Cruiscín Lán on Sunday night last and €50 was won by Mary and Ned Keane with Card Number 34. Congratulations. Next week’s Jackpot is for €3,700. Remember if you are not in you can't win. Next week’s draw will take place on Saturday. ANNUAL CAROL SERVICE On Sunday, 4th December, 2016, Villierstown Community Council will host there annual Carol Service in the Church Community Centre. This year’s service is going to be extra special as it will feature the very talented HIGH HOPES CHOIR of RTÉ Fame. For those of you who watched this special choir develop over some weeks during its RTÉ series you are in for a treat... This evening will also feature local choirs. Our chosen charity this year will be “The Homeless”- a charity so deserving of our support. Entry is free! Doors open at 5.30 p.m. Service will begin at 6.00 p.m. So if you need a spiritual lift to set you on the road to find the real meaning of Christmas please come along and bring a friend to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening. Any more info please contact Mary 087-1371500. CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING A Christmas Social Evening will be held in Villierstown Church Hall on Sunday, 11th December starting at 4.30 p.m.

Entertainment by Mary and Danny O’Leary. Transitional hot food and mulled wine, dessert, tea and coffee supplied. Bring your own wine/drinks. €15 per person. For more information please contact 087-3810378. IRISH GIRL GUIDES VILLIERSTOWN We currently have space in all groups, we have only one space in Brownies but plenty of room in the other groups: Ladybirds 57 years; Brownies 7-10 years; Guides 10-14 years. We are also looking for leaders/helpers in Ladybirds and Guides. 18 years + full uniform and training provided for new leaders. AGLISH FIT4LIFE Aglish Fit4Life & Couch to 5k Why not come along any Tuesday night at 7.15 p.m. to Aglish Community Hall where you will be made very welcome. We cater for all types, young, old, fit, unfit. You can run, jog, walk, crawl or shuffle a few kilometres, whatever you are able for. Only €2 per night with all proceeds going to Children's Hospital Crumlin. So see ye all next Tuesday at 7.15 p.m. Bring a friend and you might even enjoy it. Remember no matter how slow you go you are lapping everyone on the couch. FIT DANCE EXERCISE CLASSES Fun Fit Dance Classes for the Busy Women – Come to the funeral of your love handles, muffin top and any excess calories at the most fun exercise

Hallowe’en at Touraneena National School.

classes! Optional 1.5kg weights for some of the routines. For all ages & abilities! Every Tuesday in Villierstown Church 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m., €5 per person. Starting in Aglish Community Hall on Thursday, 4th February then every Thursday after that 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m., €5 per person! Guaranteed to leave feeling fabulous both physically & mentally! No pre-booking necessary, just show up - it's that simple! VECP VECP Villierstown (Main Street) have a conference/training room for hire (complete with access to the internet). This venue is also an ideal location for social and childrens party events. Contact: 0892538699. COMMUNITY ALERT TEXT See or hear anything out of place in the village. Text: 0873538347. SAFE TALK If you need someone to talk to, someone to listen to you or just someone.. We are very lucky in Villierstown to have a trained “Safe Talk Councilor”. Contact Carol:- 087-6635465. I NEED YOUR HELP If I don’t know it’s happening I can’t put it in. Please use the email address below If anyone has anything they would like included in these notes just let me know. Local news makes this section interesting for everyone. All local news very welcome.

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Kilmac CAR BOOT SALE Sunday, 20th November, is the date for your next Car Boot Sale in the Rainbow Community Hall, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m, tables cost €10. We will have lots of Christmas items for sale, cards, holly wreaths, decorations, children's toys, cakes, puddings, mince pies, candle logs, candles and much more gift ideas for the fast approaching festive season. Also all the usual stalls will be available, home baking, books, CD's, kindling, shrubs, clothing and lots more. Come along and get your Christmas shopping started and then relax with a tea/coffee and nice cake to finish the the morning off. RAINBOW COMMUNITY HALL The Rainbow Community Hall is available for bookings for sport events, parties, meetings etc. Here are some of the events that are taking place at the moment: badminton, circuit training, pilates, tae kwondo, schools PE, and Faith Mulcahy dancing; also birthday parties and meetings. If you would like to book the hall for any event please contact Sharon on 087-2207398. CLINIC Mary Butler TD will hold a clinic in the Rainbow Community Hall on Friday, 18th November at 5.30 p.m. Mary will be happy to help and guide you with any queries you may have. LOTTO Kilmacthomas AFC Lotto Draw results for Saturday, 12th November. Letters drawn were B, G, U and V. No jackpot winner. Five winners of €20 each to Declan Keane, Faha; John Curran, Hillview; Mary Mulcahy, Lemybrien; Marie Dee, Clonea and Jane Ryan, Scrahan. Next week’s jackpot €2,450 be in to win. WHIST Ballylaneen Whist Club results for Monday, 7th November - Hannah McGrath, Maura Lannon, Monica Gough, Rosie Keane, Eric Townsend, Biddy Carroll, Nicola Carroll, Mary Blackmore, John Power, Millie King and Josie Gough. Raffle - winners Monica Gough, Josie Wells, Hannah McGrath and Nicola Carroll. COFFEE MORNING AND SALE OF WORK On Tuesday, 22nd November at Kilmacthomas Social/Day Centre from 9.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon there will be a Coffee Morning and Sale of Work. Tea, coffee and cakes. Stalls will be selling:- Home-baking, Cakes,Tarts, Scones, Chutney & More; Bric-a-Brac; Plants; Books; Hand knitted items - Hats, Scarf, Socks; Bags for girls/headbands etc.; Painted Masks; Christmas & Birthday Cards; Tree Decorations and so much more. Everyone welcome. Come and buy a present and get a bargain.

Kilrossanty WHIST Results from the hall 4/11/’16 - Kay Veale, Pauline Desmond, Biddy Keating, Kathleen Whyte, Biddy Quinlan, Aileen Dowling, Ellis Wilkins, Helen Lally, Breda Hennessey, Mary O’Donnell, Seamus Dowling. Raffle: Eric Townsend, Pauline Desmond, Anne Phelan. Next Whist on 18th November at 8 o’clock. This will be our Christmas Whist. Our Christmas dinner is on 24th November at the Park Hotel. SALE OF WORK Sale of Work on this Sunday, 20th November in Crotty’s Inn at 3 o’clock. Great hampers to be won on the Spinner. Draw will take place after the Sale of Work. 1st prize €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €25, 4th prize €25, 5th prize €25, 6th prize €25. Tickets €2 each, book of three €5. BINGO Bingo on 25th November at 8.30 p.m. sharp in Crotty’s Inn. Prize money €1,200. Also raffle for cash prizes. DEISE DRAW Deise Draw on 25th November in Local Bar Dungarvan. This is the last draw in the present series. CAKE SALE Cake Sale for School Building Fund will be held in the hall on 4th December after 10.30 a.m. Mass. Also Coffee Morning, and a raffle. More details later on. LAUNCH Bachelors in Trouble new DVD Saints Sinners and Black Ass will be launched in Crotty’s Inn on 10th December. Music by Pat Daly, Southern Pride, P. J. Ryan, Mary Prendergast and John O’Shea WLR. More details later. Proceeds to Church funds. MEETING Meeting this Wednesday night, 16th November at 8.30 p.m. to make arrangements for Christmas Party on 11th December in the hall.

Sunrise at Dungarvan Harbour.

[Pat Kenealy]

Dungarvan Town Pantomime RED Riding Hood performing in Dungarvan Singers Club on Monday 21st! From the team that brought you “Oliver.” MATINEES ARE SOLD OUT! Dungarvan Town Pantomime presents our 5th Pantomime this December!! Tickets for the much anticipated 2016 Christmas Pantomime are on sale now !!! The Panto ‘Red Riding Hood’, the most hilarious Panto of them all!! It will be staged nightly from Thursday, December 1st, to Saturday 3rd and Thursday, December 8th, to Saturday 10th at 7.30 p.m. each evening. We have familiar characters greeting all our audience this year! Sky & Marshall from Paw

Patrol! Peppa Pig! and lots more!! Tickets on sale in David Walsh Office Supplies, and Kelly’s Chemist, Abbeyside & Shane Curran Home Company Family & Group Concessions are available. Yet again our local cast will be dressed up for “Dungarvan Aglow”so watch out for Panto Characters floating around the town on Sunday! The Panto & Oliver cast are delighted to be performing in The Dungarvan Singers Club on Monday 21st in Merry’s Bar. We have lots of New Fresh faces who are rehearsing hard to ensure you enjoy the fresh new format this year! This years Panto is the best

yet!! There is Lots of quality music, acting & dances for the whole family to enjoy. This Panto is not the normal Red Riding Hood!! We have Elsa!Belle! Sleeping Beauty! Goldilocks & Gretel. So don’t miss out on the fun family show of the year! Dungarvan Encore Stage Academy is now taking bookings for the January term. For further information you are welcome to contact Aileen Hogan on 087-6299508 anytime. For up to date announcements keep your eyes on the papers and on facebook

Michael Drummy as Dame Granny McGregor.

Mary Kelly-Dwyer as Fairy Twink.

Grainne Ni Mhurchu, Elaine Cummins and Sarah Layman (Panto Chorus).

Dennis Butcher as Fairy Majesticles.



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West Waterford THANK YOU My sincere thanks to Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Community Council and all involved in selecting me for Community Hero of the Month. I am totally overwhelmed and honoured to be counted among previous heroes like, Mary Dower and Davy Foley, and so many wonderful people from the various clubs and sporting organisations in the Parish. It has been a wonderful week for me thanks to everyone I met out and about, all who phoned, text or facebook messaged me with messages of congratulations, it was just lovely to get back in touch with so many people. I could not compile these notes alone and I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone, especially my family who help me in so many ways to compile these notes each week and you the readers and, of course, the editor and staff, for your constant help and support. FOROIGE QUIZ NIGHT Clashmore Foroige will host a QUIZ NIGHT this Friday, 18th November at 8.00 p.m. at the Old Still Bark (Salmon’s Pub, Clashmore). €30 per table of 4 and we have lots of great prizes to be won.Your support will be very much appreciated. VARIETY CONCERT On this coming Friday night, Youghal’s Little Theatre will host a fundraising Variety Concert in Youghal Community Centre starting at 8.00 pm sharp. A night not to be missed, this concert will feature some of the best in local music, dance, drama and singers. Among the line-up are some well known local talent such as Liz (McSweeney) Coleman, Helena Stone, John Philips, Jim Morey, Tom Curtin, Brendan McCarthy, Siobhan Fogarty, Catherine Kavanagh, Mervyn Scott, Frank Malone and his daughters Erin and Kathlyn Orla Irwin and her primary school children and much more. An excellent night of entertainment is assured which will show case the very best of local talent, tickets are just €12 and are available now at Cree’s Card Shop or at the door on the night. Hope to see you all there. TABLE QUIZ On Saturday, November 26th Ballycurrane National School will hold a fundraising Table Quiz to provide on-going funds for the school.The quiz will take place at The Decies Bar, Clashmore with registration at 7.30 pm and the quiz begins at 8.15 pm. There are lots of fabulous prizes to be won. So please come along and support your local school and enjoy a great night out. INDOOR MARKET & FAIR On Saturday, November 26th an Indoor Market & Craft Fair takes place in Youghal at Cumann na Daoine from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. We will have two floors of stalls present selling lots nice paintings, arts, crafts, jewellery and much more. We will have tea and coffee served right throughout the day with lots of nice treats to eat on sale. There are still, a small number of places for vendors

available, so early booking is advisable by ringing Cumann Na Daoine at 024 91900. COME CELEBRATE WITH JAY Clashmore / Kinsalebeg Ploughing Association are hosting a celebration night next Saturday night, 19th November commencing at 9.00 p.m. in the Old Still Bar, Clashmore to celebrate James Prendergast’s achievement on winning his 4th ploughing All-Ireland title. We will have music by Out the Gap. All are welcome. James Coughlan Pro CLASHMORE LADIES FOOTBALL - AGM Clashmore Ladies Football is holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 1st at 7.30 pm in the Clubhouse, Clashmore. We encourage all players, trainers and parents to attend. CHRISTINA WINS CINEMA TRIP FOR HER CLASSMATES Christina Sellers and the whole classroom will go to the cinema in Dungarvan at some stage in the coming weeks. Christina won the prize, sponsored by David Walsh School Supplies Dungarvan, when her name was drawn from among those who gave their book lists to be filled by David Walsh earlier this year. Well-done Christina and we hope you all enjoy a great day out. THE LATE JIMMY DUGGAN The death has taken place peacefully in London of Youghal native Jimmy Duggan. Jimmy was grandson of captain Mike Duggan, the skipper of the ‘Nellie Fleming’ Schooner that was lost with all five crewmen in February 1936. He was a very devoted son of Youghal and every year he would arrange for the annual Mass to be said in the Parish Church for the deceased sailors and fishermen. Indeed, he had already made arrangements for the next 2017 Mass and it is to be said on Saturday, February 4th. When the book ‘Lost without Trace’ was being compiled earlier this year, Jimmy was a fantastic help with his knowledge of the tragedy, his memories of the awful aura that prevailed around town and his experiences during the following years when his mother was a widow and he an orphan. He left his hometown at a young age and ‘ran away’ to sea on a local schooner. He served on board with a good number of locals including the O’Brien’s of Grattan Street and would seek them out during every visit home. He got married and settled in London and later joined the Liverpool Association for the Welfare of Mariners. He was Chairman of this for many years and would travel up to Liverpool for the meetings. His last appearance in Youghal was just five weeks ago when he attended the unveiling of Jack Lombard’s painting of the last moments of the ‘Nellie’ at Lombard’s Pub on the Tallow Road. He will be sadly missed by the sailors and fishermen of

Youghal Port. May he rest in peace. CLASHMORE COMMUNITY ALERT Our local Community Alert Group held a meeting last Tuesday. We are fortunate that there is no crime or incidents to report. A discussion took place regarding the Text message service, which alerts community members of any suspicious activity. This service is being looked into at the moment and should be back on track again soon. Any qualifying community members interested in the monitoring systems should highlight their interest to a Group member. Some upcoming events being organised by the Group are the annual Card Drive which is being held on Friday, 9th December at the Decies Bar where festive turkeys/hams and other great prizes can be won! Also, an Information and Coffee Morning is being held on Sunday, 11th December in the Old School immediately after 11.00 a.m. Mass. (Note change of date this was previously advertised for another date please note the correction). Please come along to either or both events. CLASHMORE / KINSALEBEG LADIES FOOTBALL Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Ladies Football are presently taking orders from anyone wishing to order shorts, socks, hoodies or the pink jersey as Christmas presents for friends or family. We will be available to take your order at the clubhouse on Wednesday night from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. MONSTER BINGO NEW DATE AND VENUE Please note a change of date and venue for the previously advertised Ardmore Bingo. This Monster Bingo will now take place on Sunday, December 4th at 3 o’clock at the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. We will also have a raffle on the day with some fabulous prizes to be won, a must for all bingo lovers and your support will be very much appreciated. NOVEMBER MOVIE NIGHT AT BLACKWATER - NOVEMBER 23rd Join us in our cosy home cinema for “Sing Street” on November 23rd, here in Blackwater Garden Centre. This month’s movie tells the wonderful story of a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Booking is advisable by calling 024 92725. The movie is priced at €9 each and includes our selection of homemade treats and sweets. It's adults only too. PARISH OF AGLISH / BALLINAMEELA/ MOUNT STUART NOVENA FOR THE HOLY SOULS Our Parish Novena for the Holy Souls began on Saturday last and continues through this week concluding on Sunday, November 20th. There will be special Masses for those who died during the

year in Ballinameela on Wednesday, 16th at 7.15 pm and Aglish Friday, 18th at 7.15 pm. Remaining novena Mass times are as follows: Wednesday November 16th – (Annual Mass) Ballinameela 7.15 pm Thursday, November 17th – Aglish 9.30 am Friday, November 18th – (Annual Mass) Aglish 7.15 pm Saturday, November 19th – Ballinameela 7.30 pm Sunday, November 20th Mount Stuart 9.45 am Sunday, November 20th – Aglish 11.00 am. DO THIS IN MEMORY Our Do This In Memory Mass will be celebrated in Aglish Church on Sunday, November 27th at 11.00 am. BOOKING MASSES If you wish to book a Mass in the Parish to be celebrated during the months of January / February / March 2017 please do so on the weekend of November 25th and 26th. JOHN PAUL 2nd AWARDS 2017 We have the following students involved and taking part in Parish activities Kate Quinn, Ballinameela Church; Caitlin Devine and Sinead McCann, Aglish Church – it is great to see them involved. CLASHMORE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB - TESCO TOKENS When shopping at Tesco don’t forget to collect your big blue tokens at the check out and support the Clashmore after school for the €1,000 Community Group give away. Please give as many tokens as you can and tell your friends as we are in great need of funding – thank you from all at Clashmore After School Club CHRISTMAS DOOR DECORATIONS Want to decorate your own front door this Christmas – Blackwater Garden Centre will host a free advice day on how to decorate your own front door on Saturday, November 19th at 3.00 pm at Blackwater Garden Centre and all are welcome. CREATE THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS LOOK On Thursday, November 17th at 7.30 pm make-up Masterclass Michelle Hennessy will be giving a demonstration at the Blackwater Garden Centre on how to create the perfect Christmas Look, nibbles, sweet treats with a complimentary glass of wine are all included in what promises to be a perfect pre-Christmas girls night out. For more details contact the Garden Centre. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE The weekly Clashmore / Kinsalebeg GAA Lotto draw took place on Monday night last, November 14th. Our numbers this week were 17, 24, 25, 30. We had no match four winner. Our lucky €20 each spot prize winners were: Paul Marks, Tony Hickey, Cross; Eithne Sheehan, Michelle McCarthy, Patrick Collins, Kilgabriel.

Clare Walsh on behalf of David Walsh School & Office Supplies presents Christina Sellers with her prize of cinema tickets for her and her class mates. Also pictured is Christina’s class teacher Mrs. Sheila Murphy. Our next draw takes place at The Decies Bar on Monday night, November 21st when our Jackpot will be €8,200. Thank you to everyone for your support and congratulations to all our winners. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE Our weekly 45 Drive took place at the Decies Bar, Clashmore on Monday night last, November 14th. First prize winners this week on eleven games each were Eugene O’Halloran and Roger Hynes. In joint second place on ten games were Gabriel Hynes and Tony Keane; Kathleen Osborne and Eileen Dower; Mary Anne and Bobby Connery. Best of the last five were Liam Curran and Thomas Power. Our last game winners were Jim McGrath and Jack Douris. All players would you please note we are starting at 9.00 pm sharp no exceptions – thank you all for your co-operation and support. DEATH OF ANGELA (O’MAHONY) MULCAHY With deep regret we record the death of former Kinsalebeg Lady Angela (nee O’Mahony) Mulcahy, Ardmore. Angela died following an illness at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday last, November 9th. Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Angela’s removal took place to The Holy Family Church on Saturday morning for Requiem Mass. Following Mass, Anglea was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Ardmore. To her husband Philip; her children David, Simon, Paul and Joanne; her Mam; her brothers Gerry, Maurice and Michael we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace PUBLIC PARISH MEETING For those who may not have been at Mass in either of the two local churches (Clashmore or

Piltown) in the Parish last weekend, a letter from Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan bearing news which we all knew was inevitable, but none of us wanted to hear was read. It informed us that sadly our dearly loved retiring Parish Priest Fr. Maurice O’Gorman will not be replaced. It then goes on to tell us of the following change in Mass times.There will now be just two Masses in the Parish each weekend as follows. The vigil Mass on Saturday evening in Piltown is moved to 6.00 pm. Sunday morning Mass in Piltown will be discontinued and the only Mass in Clashmore will be Sunday morning at 9.00 am. These changes will take place on the first weekend of December 3rd and 4th. The letter then goes on to invite all of you, our parishioners to a Public Meeting which takes place on Monday night next, November 21st in Piltown Hall at 7.30 pm. As this is a time of great change in our church, we the parishioners of Clashmore & Piltown are at a crossroads. As a Parish we have two choices to become victims or leaders. We all need to go in to this meeting with an open heart and mind, ready to listen and willing to work at building a strong lay church in our Parish, we can be the example for others will follow, it’s up to us. We need to look at the bigger picture throughout the world where there is just one priest covers huge areas. We need to be openminded to new ideas. We need to ask God what he wants of us. Most of all we need to be united in our efforts and pray that we will be guided in our decisions. We are blessed with a great leader in this diocese who has a huge task on his hands A man who is willing to come out and meet us, listen to what we have to say. He is willing to roll up his sleeves and work with us, everything else is up to us.


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Dungarvan Camera Club IRISH PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION – NATIONAL SHIELD 2016 PROGRAMME – NATIONAL SHIELD 2016 We have two panels entered in the competitions below. This is for the newer or unqualified photographers to encourage them to start showing their prints as part of a team in competitions to enable them to: a) expand their education by viewing other clubs work’s, photography & panel building b) to work in a competitive field. c) to encourage them to want to become qualified to the first level a Licentiateship of Irish Photographic Federation and beyond. In all honesty Dungarvan Camera Club realises that not every member would be interested in participating in this type of exercise. Therefore, there is no pressure on any member, just let it be known to the selectors so they do not waste their time chasing you for images. But for the keener competitive photographer this is a great learning curve. I am one of the selectors, along with John Pelham and Ron Bending, we are all LIPF qualified. I was not able to be at the last selection due to pressure elsewhere, but John and Ron showed me the final selected panels at the last Club Meeting to view. They were only small prints but I was delighted with selection of images and how they blended and sat together on each panel. So I am very hopeful those of you who have entered will do very well. So very good luck lads, I am excited for the club that we have some potentially very good photographers coming on. This is next Saturday and several of us going to Cork to support the lads and see the exhibition which is certain to be very good. So if you want to be part of this please email our secretary David Walker for car sharing details and meeting place. IRISH PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION - NATIONAL SHIELD 2016 PROGRAMME – NATIONAL SHIELD 2016 Date: Saturday, 12th November, 2016.Venue: Cork – Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay. 9:00 – 10:00 - Hanging of prints. All panels must be hung before 10.00 a.m. 10:15 - 11:30 - 1st Talk: Paul Reidy LIPF EFIAP. 11:30 - 12:00 - Hanging of Colour Prints. 12:15 - 13:30 - 2nd Talk - Eimhear Collins LIPF. 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch. 14:30 - 15:30 - Judges Comments. Our judges for the National Shield 2016 will be: Terry Donnelly FRPS FSWPP MPAGB FBPE EFIAP Linda Wevill FRPS Jane Lines MPAGB BPE5* LRPS 15:30 - 16:30 Awards Ceremony. Awards and certificates will be presented to winning clubs. 16:30 - 17:00 Photos of winners and removal of panels. Panels may be removed only after 5.00 p.m., no earlier unless agreed with the event coordinator in advance. Individual panel results will only be made available after 6.00 p.m., once all images have been removed and boards cleaned up. 17:00 Ends and the room must be cleared by 17:00. FIELD TRIP TO FOTO PARK (ARBORETUM), CORK On Sunday, 6th November A small party set off from the Park Hotel, Dungarvan at 8.30 a.m. and headed to Foto Park arriving before 9.30 a.m. The weather was fabulous, broken cloud with sunshine ideal for varied photography with such changeable light together, with the wonderful autumn colours in the gardens we were in for a great day of photography. The weather forecast predicted it to be cold with possible showers, hence the poor turnout. The cold air was wind driven and at times it was cold, but most of the time there was no wind or we were sheltered by the trees. The sun shone most of the time and it was warm. A sample of the images taken now follows:

Red Maple in sunshine.


Autumn view of Pond in Fota Park, Co. Cork. Shot at ISO200, F10 @ 1/100sec. Hand held.

The leafless looks ghostly bare next the empty seat but very beautiful and majestic. View of Foto House from the nearby tree – just beautiful.

Golden route to the service area. Autumn in Fota Park, Co. Cork, 6th November, 2016. Shot at 15mm 1/30sec ISO 100 @f8 11.43 a.m.

Fota Pond from Main Drive to Fota House, Fota Park, 12.52 p.m. 6-11-2016. Shot at 15mm. 1/100sec. f11, ISO400, hand held.

View of pond with one of the last fuscias of the season, in Fota Park, 12.44 p.m. 6-11-2016. Shot at 24mm 1/160sec. f11, ISO400.

The sun creates a golden path through the trees.



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Caladh Nua will launch new CD in Lawlors!

Members with the Community Award Trophy and Scroll.



AN ARV WINNER ALL RIGHT! It was a proud night for the Shed when we won the Social Contribution to the Community Award sponsored by Terra Nua Building Contractors at the West Waterford Chamber Business Awards 2016 held in Lismore Castle. At the announcement, the result was received with a most generous applause from the attendance in a packed hall. This is a great honour for the Shed members and is recognition for all the hard work our members have done in bringing the Shed to where it is since it opened four years ago. It also is a reflection of the encouragement and generosity of our families, our business organisations, local people and state organisations who have supported our Shed. During the past four and a half years the members have decided they wanted to do many things. They have decided they would be involved in the wider community and for ensuring the Shed’s sustainability the members are not

Dungarvan Men’s Shed afraid to get involved in any project. The Shed helps the community as much as we can and takes pride and pleasure in helping ourselves, our families and our wider community. Professor Barry Golding, University of Ballarat, Australia wrote a book on the International Mens Shed Movement. In his book he mentioned that “Dungarvan Men’s Shed’s sustainability and strength from within itself and for the community in the first four years is remarkable and inspirational to others”. WATERFORD AGE FRIENDLY ALLIANCE MEETING Oliver Whelan, Dick Clancy and Nicky Sheehan attended a public consultation meeting organised by Waterford Council in Dungarvan last week. The purpose of the meeting was to hear the views about important aspects of everyday life from groups in the locality who represent older people in our community. The questions asked were: • Is Waterford a good place to grow old in? • Is your town/village a safe and sociable place to live in?

• Do you have access to the Health and Public Services that you need? • Do you have input into decisions affecting your locality? • Are you interested in the issues that affect Older People? The discussions during the brainstorming session were lively and it was very beneficial to meet with other community groups to raise the issues that affect us in our everyday life. Everyone is knocking on the same door for services in this country as an individual. The community groups now have an opportunity to come together and demand action for change at these meetings where hopefully our voice will be heard! Many elderly people are experiencing difficulties when dealing with public and private sector providers such as banks, post office, hospitals, waste disposal, electrical, phone and water etc. People are have frustrations and fears when dealing with people and coping with technology when communicating with providers. The members of the Shed are concerned why society treats vulnerable people who have struggled all their lives for their

family, community and country and now are being marginalised because of their age. In our opinion old age is still young. As a society we are only starting to come to terms with the challenges of coping for old age and the norms and resources that need to be developed to look after 1.4 million people by 2041. People need to be educated at all levels of society for a change of attitude and behaviour towards older people. Our older people are not valued as active citizens and are marginalised as a consequence of public perceptions.There is no Ombudsman to protect their rights as vulnerable people or a Minister with a Government Department unlike

the children of Ireland. There is a need for more research into understanding their needs so that we will introduce policies, plan, implement, monitor and review our attitude and service to the people who are aged. The Government must plan for a very significant number of older people and allocate the resources for their pensions, housing, transport and care of an aging population as well as introducing standards of service and communication to meet their needs. Community groups such as the Shed must raise this inequality in the community and encourage people to take collective action to demand action for change for the elderly of our society.

Poem by Ger Dalton My Autumn scene of splendour I’d like to share with you. Step along with me through leaves of different hue. Let’s wander by the stream as it meanders slow and cold. These Autumn memories are forever your toe hold. Step slowly it’s time to move along. The bird's of Autumn haunting now their song. See Autumn’s leaves slowly tumble all around. Sshh! In the meadow the stag and does together now we've found. We've wandered through the wood's by valley and by stream. Thank you for sharing this lovely Autumn scene.

Ardmore Players present rip roaring comedy “It’s The Real McCoy” ARDMORE Players Amateur Dramatics return to the stage this December and presents its much anticipated second production “It's the Real McCoy” written by Tommy Marren and Directed by Ardmore's own Declan Hennesssy. Set in rural Ireland in 1964, this rip roaring comedy, is the story of two dramatic days in the life of Madge Molloy who has lived over four decades of her

life wondering why her husband of only four months vanished without reason. She has struggle to survive on a small farm with her only daughter Maura, whom she was expecting at the time of Tom Molloy's disappearance. The arrivel to the parish of a new curate, Fr Michael McCoy, is about the shed some light on the reasons why Tom left and what unfolds is a combination of

fascinating plots and sub-plots that will have you in bursts of laughter ! With amazing Irish wit, a unique storyline and some riveting drama "It's the Real McCoy" proves that a story like this could only happen in Ireland - will it all end in tears or could there be a happy ever after to this tale? Come along to St. Declan's Hall, Ardmore on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th

December to find out! Tickets are now on sale in Ardmore Post Office & Keevers Bar or from 086-2330810 or 085-1741614 The cast are as follows: Madge Molloy - Claire Flavin; Maura Molloy - Ita Keevers; Martin Daly - Seamus Keevers; Nora O'Hora - Chris Ramsell; Cora O'Hora - Linda Troy; Fr. Michael McCoy - Michael Lynch; Tom Molloy - Liam Lynch.

ONE of the most enjoyable bands that have come along in the world of traditional Irish music in the past 10 years is definitely Caladh Nua. They have followed in the illustrious footsteps of their predecessors Danu and have gained honour and prestige all over the world. This brings even more fame to this wonderful area of West Waterford which gave birth at least partially to those great ensembles and of course many other great bands and performers. Two of the original founder members of the band are from the Dungarvan area, Paddy Tutty on fiddle and Derek Morrissey on accordion. And as of now a new official member is the great Caoimhin ó Fearghaill from Ring, former TG4 young musician of the year, and rising superstar of trad. It is really and truly a Waterford band and deserves our maximum support, just like the county teams. So come along next Saturday the 19th of November at 8pm to Lawlor's hotel to see this great band launch their brand new album “free and easy”. Special Guests: Donnchadh Gough, Donal Clancy.

Musical Theatre extravaganza for Deise Singers Club AS I say every few weeks in these pages, we are really blessed in Dungarvan with all the talent, training, theatre, dance, and music that we have. There is literally nowhere better for young people to grow up and at the same time be imbued with art and entertainment of every hue. Between the SGC and their live streamed theatre, opera, music and art, the Town Hall with its huge number of brilliant events; the music schools and drama schools and all the individual schools and colleges all working away, no child in the area has any excuse not to develop its talents to the full. There are so many drama and musical theatre groups operating here now that we are truly spoiled for choice. The recent production of “Oliver”, for instance was absolutely outstanding as are indeed all the productions of Aileen Hogan and her Encore Stage Academy ensemble. REMEMBER Great Musical Theatre Night at the DSC upstairs in Merry's Bar/Resturant, Lower, Main Street, Dungarvan, 9.00 p.m. sharp on Monday, 21st November. Admission free! The best night's free entertainment in town.

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Last Chance for Waterford students to enter Doodle 4 Google 2016 Closing date for entries is 26th November CHILDREN and students across Waterford are being asked to bring their imaginations to life, grab their pens, crayons and paintbrushes and get doodling as the deadline approaches for this year’s Doodle for Google competition. With entries closing on Saturday, 26th November,Waterford students have only a short time remaining to enter their doodles for this year’s ‘If I could create anything it would be…’ theme.Twentyone students from Waterford made the regional finals in previous years and it is hoped more will make the regional final this year. The prizes for this year’s doodles include a €5,000 scholarship towards the student’s third-level education, with their winning doodle also appearing on the homepage for 24 hours. In addition, the overall winner and their teacher will receive a Chromebook laptop each, with their school also receiving a €10,000 technology grant. Five other category winners and their teachers will also receive Chromebooks. Fionnuala Meehan, VP and Site Lead of Google Ireland said, “Doodles are meant to surprise and delight people when they visit the Google homepage and past doodles have celebrated some of the most brilliant, talented, and passionate people throughout history. Creativity and technology go hand in hand and I'm constantly amazed at the talent and imagination of students in Ireland. She added, “The amount of entries we have received so far is in the hundreds which will make the decision tough for our judges. We want to encourage as many children across the country to enter, and for those that have yet to do so, there is still plenty of time.” The 75 finalists will have their doodles displayed on the Doodle 4 Google website and the general public will be able to vote for their favourite doodle.The winners of each category will go attend the grand final event in the Google headquarters in Dublin where they overall winner will be chosen. The class groups include: • Class Group 1 – Junior Infants, Senior Infants • Class Group 2 - 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd Class, • Class Group 3 – 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class • Class Group 4 – 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year • Class Group 5 – Transition Year, 5th Year, 6th Year,Youthreach Schools can enter the competition by logging onto the competition website



Fr. Gerry Horan O.S.A., Príomhoide Ailbhe Ní Neachtain, Mr. Ger Walsh, Mr. Jim Power (Deputy Principal) and Bro. Patrick Lennon, O.S.A.

Ger Walsh with members of the Irish Department – Áine Bean Uí Fhoghlu, Ms. Ann Pender, Mr. Ger Walsh, Ms. Aoife Walsh, Ms. Anita Buckley and Ms. Michelle Healy.


Mr. Ger Walsh - Retirement Function THE Park Hotel was the venue for the celebration of the teaching career of Ger Walsh who retired recently. Staff members both past and current gathered to wish this popular and dedicated teacher, all the best on his retirement. Fr. Gerry Horan, O.S.A. thanked Ger for his years of service in the The Friary as did Ailbhe Ní Neachtain (Príomhoide) while Jim Power (DP) reminisced on their GAA exploits with the school's football and hurling teams. From all of us at St. Augustine’s we wish Ger and his wife Bernadette every happiness on his retirement needless to say you’ll be missed both from the classroom and the GAA pitch. Guím gach rath,sláinte agus beannacht ar Ger san soal atá amach roimhe Judith Campbell and Maria Uribarri (TY4) with the sign they have been working on for the college November Services. roimhe.

RSA Workshop presenter Cathal McCarthy with TY students Charlotte Connors, Mark Dee, Jessica Donnelly, David Power and Ellen Byrne.



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Hallowe’en at Garranbane N.S. with Ms. Walsh's Senior Infants and 1st Class.


Autumn 2016 in Kilbrien NS FÁILTE AR AIS All the students returned to school on Tuesday, 30th August. There are five students in Junior Infants for the 2016/’17 school year. OUTDOOR SENSORY CLASSROOM We are delighted in Kilbrien NS to have an Outdoor Sensory Classroom. The parents of the school came together over the summer months to construct our new area. There was a tremendous amount of work done by many people in a short space of time. Much gratitude is owed to all those who gave up their free time. The outdoor classroom not only looks fantastic but it is also a wonderful resource to the school. It is a credit to the school and local community. The staff and pupils in the school are delighted with it. Thanks to Sanofi Ireland for their generous sponsorship towards the project. An official opening of the classroom will take place later in the school year. CURRICULUM On Tuesday, 22nd September, there was a Heritage in Schools visit by Simon O’Dwyer teaching the children about the ancient musical instruments of Ireland. The Senior Room

students completed projects on ancient musical instruments as a follow on activity. National Tree Day was Thursday, 6th October, 2016. Ned Landers also visited the school on Thursday, 13th October, to talk to the children about trees. Ned will also organise a school visit to the woods where trees will be planted for the children. GAELIC GAMES On Thursday, 29th September, we had the Munster and All-Ireland Under 21 trophies in the school. Following a blitz in Abbeyside in October, Kilbrien NS qualified for Roinn E finals. The finals which were due to take place last Saturday were postponed. The Roinn E finals are now fixed for this Friday 18th November in Cappoquin. Kilbrien NS girls will play Villierstown girls at 10.30 a.m. and the boys will also play Villierstown at 11.00 a.m. Best of luck to all the players involved. HALLOWE’EN DRESS-UP IN AID OF MERCY HOSPITAL Our Hallowe’en Dress-Up took place in the school Friday, 28th October. €86 was raised for the Mercy Hospital.

Kilbrien NS pictured with the Munster and All-Ireland Under 21 trophies.

Kilbrien NS welcomed five new students in Junior Infants.

Outdoor Sensory Classroom.


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Students hand over their Shoeboxes as part of this year’s Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.


Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal WELL done to all students who brought in their filled Christmas Shoebox last week. They were collected last Thursday and are now being organised with thousands of others to be delivered to the poorest of children in the world many of whose families are living on less than €1 a day. HARTY CUP FIXTURE Best of luck to our Senior hurling team who play against The High School, Clonmel, this Wednesday in their opening match of the group stage. The match takes place in Goatenbridge at 1.30 p.m. TY NEWS Our Transition Year students are out on their first Work Experience week and we thank all the businesses and local enterprises that make this possible for our students. COMHAIRLE NA nÓG Students from Blackwater Community School attended the recent AGM of Comhairle na nÓg which took place in Dungarvan. Comhairle na nÓg (by Rachel Seery) Waterford Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council that represents the voices and views of over 9,000 young people across Waterford. Our council aim to

influence decision makers, policy makers and develop youth friendly projects based on the most pressing issues facing young people locally. On the 14th October three second years Rachel Casey, Helen Devine and Alex Fuller and two Transition Year students Roisin Ahern and Sadbh Costello accompanied by Ms. Mullane attended the AGM of Comhairle na nÓg. Young people from schools and youth groups are invited to attend this event every year where they work on identifying the topics most important to them. This year the topic chosen is Challenging Stereotypes which Comhairle members will be working on for the rest of the year. My experience in Comhairle na nÓg (Rachel Casey) I loved Comhairle na Óg. It was a great way to meet and make new friends and discuss issues that affect us. We talked about topics such as mental health, substance misuse and stereotyping. We got to listen to everyone’s opinion and nobody was left out. We even got to play games and have fun. I got to meet new people that had the same interests as me. At the end of the day we signed up as a member. I

would love to go back there again…. Hopefully I will get the chance. ACADEMIC AWARDS NIGHT 2016 This year’s Awards Night took place on Friday night. BCS as part of our Awards Scheme award those who have achieved great success in their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert as well as those who make a great contribution to their community. Students receive Scholarships and Gold Medals based on their Leaving Cert success and areas of studies all thanks to the generous support of our wonderful Patrons in the area. We are so grateful for their continued involvement and support of this scheme.This year our Special Guest who received The Hall of Fame Award was Ronan Culloo, recently retired Principal of Aglish National school. Ronan has some fantastic advice and words for the students as they move on to the next part of their academic and vocational journey and wished them much joy and happiness in all their endeavours. Mr. Michael Rawlins received the Community Service Award for his many untiring years of help and support to people not only in the Melleray area but in the surrounding area as well. Recently retired area Bus

Inspector Michael Lawlor was also recognised for his help and support to BCS over the years. The recent success of BCS students Colm Roche, Stephen Bennett, Shane Bennett, Michael Kearney, Jordan Henley, Niall Fives and Andy Molumby on the Waterford under 21 winning AllIreland title team and selector Kieran O’Gorman was acknowledged as well by Principal Denis Ring. Recipients this year Scholarships: Sharon Williams received The Radiography Scholarship from Patron Mr. Jack Aherne, Maeve Walsh received The Physiotherapy Scholarship from Patron Dr. Barry Lordan, The Design & Manufacturing Scholarship was presented to Lauren Bullen, Patron David Walsh Office & School Supplies, The Education Scholarship presented to Laura Casey, Patron Lismore & Cappoquin Credit Union, The Biomedical Engineering Scholarship was presented to Darragh Mulcahy, Patron Michael & Patricia Morrissey, The Biological & Chemical Science Scholarship was presented to Aisling Bukulin, Patron Neil Twomey, Solicitor, The Memorial John & Judy Ring Engineering Scholarship was presented to

Philip MacCraith, Patron The Ring family,The Memorial Kitty Luskin Nursing Scholarship was presented to Emma Cullen and Siobhan Hayes, Patron The Luskin Family, The Memorial Kieran Fenton Scholarship was presented to Claudia O’Connor, Patron Mary Fenton Morrissey, The Biomedical Science scholarship was presented to Sarah Meskill by Patrons Michael & Patricia Morrissey. Gold Medals: The Memorial Jack McCarthy & Tony Bolger Gold Medal in English went to Karen Kelleher and Lydia O’Brien, Patron The Bolger and McCarthy families. Agricultural Science went to Christopher Higgins, Patrons Patricia and Michael Morrissey. Irish went to Andrew Casey, Patron Anne Fitzgerald. Maths went to Philip Mac Craith, Patron Parents Council BCS. History went to Aisling Bukulin and Aisling Seery, Patron Board of Management. Geography went to Cormac Hartnett and Sharon Williams, Patron Richmond House. Art went to Rachel Morrissey, Patron Arthur Maderson. Physics went to Philip Mac Craith, Patron Board of Management.

Chemistry went to Sharon Williams, Patron Mari Mina Pharmacy. Biology went to Maeve Walsh, Patron Daphne and Sean Power. Engineering went to Sean Drislane, Patron Flynn & Morrissey families. Construction Studies went to Raymond Hallahan, Patron Parents’ Council BCS. Accounting went to Maeve Walsh, Patron Mr. Tony Glavin. Business went to Andrew Casey, Patron Foley’s on the Mall. French went to Aisling Bukulin, Patron Mr. Joern Wiebe. German went to Sharon Williams and Sarah Meskill, Patron Mr. Joern Wiebe. Design, Communication & Graphics went to Lauren Bullen, Patron Orla Flynn. L C V P went to Aaron Whelan, Patron Mr. Tom Overlander. Music went to Evan Mason and Liadán Dunlea, Patron Roche’s Centra, Lismore. Other Awards went to Rebecca O’Keeffe who received the Highest Achiever in Junior Cert Award and Sharon Williams received the Highest Achiever in Leaving Cert Award, Patron Tom & Marie Cavanagh while Killian Barrett received the Student Community Service Award.



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Successful Open Night THERE was a fantastic turnout for the school’s Open Night for prospective first year students last Thursday night. The night started with a speech by the Principal outlining the curriculum and supports

in the school. The visitors then got a tour of the school and saw at first hand the ultra-modern equipment and facilities that exist. There were displays by teachers and students in the relevant subject rooms in

Pictured above are Shaun Maher, Colin Grant and Jamie Healy in the art room working on their ceramic pumpkin project.

Pictured above is a First Year English student participating in the Paired Reading Initiative with a Transition Year student.

addition to a demonstration of our Sport and Drama activities in the gym. AUTHOR ANDY MULLIGAN VISIT On Wednesday, 9th November, a group of 3rd year students travelled to the JCSP Library in St. Paul’s Community College ,Waterford to see the author Andy Mulligan. Andy is the author of the novel “Trash”. This novel is set in the Philippines where Andy Mulligan was a teacher for many years. Trash tells the story of three dumpsite boys and an astonishing discovery they make amongst the city's refuse. Smart enough to know they have something truly special - truly life-changing - they try to stay one step ahead of a vengeful police force out to silence them. SECOND YEAR PUMPKIN EXHIBITION For the last three weeks the Second Years have been very busy in the Art room working on Ceramic Pumpkins. They used terracotta clay and the “Coil” technique to hand build the shape of the pumpkins. These were left to dry until they were ‘leather’ hard. Then the details were cut onto the clay pumpkin which were then ‘bisque’ fired in the kiln. For the exhibition in the Library the students put tea lights into the pumpkins – this created a proper Hallowe’en atmosphere! JCSP READING CHALLENGE AND PAIRED READING All of the 1st and 2nd Year students are currently participating in a JCSP Reading Challenge. They are aiming to read 6 books in 6 weeks. The students are reading on a daily basis in school and at home. When they finish reading a book, they then write a book review in

Pictured above at the Open Night were Mr. Jason Ryan, Deputy Principal, Nathan O’Mahony, Caitlín McCarthy, T.J. Clifford and Mr. Danny Cunningham, Principal.

Pictured above is a group of the third year students that travelled to the JCSP Library in St. Paul’s Community College to see the author Andy Mulligan. their reading booklets.The students are awarded a raffle ticket for every book that they read. The raffle will take place during the JCSP Christmas Celebration on Friday December 9th. Ms Fraser and Ms Ní Dhonnabháin's 1st Year English class are also participating in Paired Reading

with our Transition Year students. The students are working together for one English class per week for 6 weeks. This JCSP initiative is proving to be very successful for our students as they are showing an increased interest in reading as well as an improvement in their literacy skills. It also provides the 1st Year

students with an opportunity to mix with other students in the school. All of the 1st Year and TY students will be awarded certificates for their great work. Keep reading!!! Looking forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Celebration on Friday December 9th!


Embracing Diversity at Árd Scoil na nDéise SITUATED in the heart of Dungarvan, Ard Scoil na nDéise welcomes students from all parts of the town, its suburbs and indeed its hinterland. This healthy mix of town and country contributes greatly to the school’s very special atmosphere, which is always remarked upon by students, parents and visitors alike.We strive to forge a school community based on our core values of respect, care, and friendship and to embrace and understand diversity. Here at Ard Scoil na nDéise we take the idea of embracing diversity a step further by opening our doors to visiting international students. Each year we are delighted to act as host school to a number of international students who visit us for periods of time ranging from eight weeks to a full academic year. This year we have eighteen visiting International students from Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Hungary.They are dispersed throughout the school community ranging from second year to fifth year.We are delighted to see that the girls have integrated so well into the Ard Scoil na nDéise community. It is a very brave decision to choose to move away from their familiar environments in their home countries and already they have blended seamlessly into the

class groups that they have joined. The girls are throwing themselves into all aspects of school life and are taking part in the full range of activities on offer here in Ard Scoil na nDéise. They are keeping up with

their academic work while at the same time engaging in extra-curricular activities ranging from sport, to art, to music and anything else that helps them to develop their talents! Not only are our International stu-

dents benefitting from their time in the Ard Scoil, but the Ard Scoil community is also benefitting from their presence. Our students are becoming more aware of cultural diversity and are learning so much about the coun-

Some of our visiting International students pictured with Principal, Ms. Jennifer O'Keeffe.

tries that our visiting students have come from. They are developing a greater understanding of how important it is to be open to embracing differences and are broadening their horizons on a daily basis. We hope

that the girls will form lasting friendships over the course of the year and that the Ard Scoil na nDéise family will continue to broaden its horizons and create more and more diverse relationships as time goes on.

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St. Mary’s helping with Hope’s Shoe Box Appeal THIS year in St. Mary’s we decided to give to those less fortunate this Christmas. Each class was given an item to bring in and what a huge response we got from each class. 6th class then very kindly wrapped the shoe boxes for us. Each class took turns in visiting the lunch room to put their item into a shoe box.The cost of the postage of these boxes was taken from the Family euro collection last week. The boxes were then labelled appropriately and dropped to our local pick-up point. Many thanks to all our families who supported this great cause, there will be many more happy Children this Christmas as a result of your generosity. 3rd CLASS ART LESSONS WITH TUNDE Our names are Kate, Sarah and Wiktoria.We are in 3rd class.Tunde Toth came to our school to teach us art.The first thing our class made was an origami butterfly. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Then our class drew a big butterfly on cardboard.We made a felt collage and printed it with ink. Next we made shapes out of string.We also used ink to print them. Finally, we cut out our butterflies and on the last day we helped Tunde to arrange them in the Assembly Area. It is called an art installation and everyone admired it. This was grant aided by Waterford City and County Council and we are very grateful to Tunde Toth for facilitating it. LITERACY LIFT OFF Our first block of literacy lift off has finished in first class, we all really enjoyed our sessions everyday. It is now Senior Infants turn to have their block of literacy lift off and all the students are very eager to start and to get a new book each night going home. RIHANNA LYNCH AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP I travelled to Italy during the Hallowe’en holidays to compete in the World Kickboxing Championships. I was nervous but also very excited. I won gold for my low-kick competition and silver for the light-contact competition. I trained really hard all year round so I was really happy with my medals. Rihanna Lynch, 5th Class. BANK OF IRELAND COLOURING COMPETITION Well done to Lauren Fitzgerald, Ava O'Brien and Alanah McGrath who were among 20 children shortlisted in a colouring competition organised by Bank of Ireland recently. At the awards ceremony in the Sports Centre Alanah was awarded 2nd prize overall. Congratulations to Alanah.

Rihanna Lynch with her Silver & Bronze medals from the World Championship. Well Done Rihanna.

St. Mary's shoeboxes which we donated to the Hope Foundation's appeal.

3rd class with their art installation, made during their lessons with Tunde Toth.




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Foireann na gCailíní ó Scoil Gharbháin ag céiliúradh le Foireann Peile Gael na mBan ó Dhún na Mainistreach agus le Captean na Fóirne Múinteoir Siobháin Ní Mhuirithe nuair a bhuaigh siad Craobh na Mumhan.


Craobh na Mumhan buaite ag foireann na mBan i nDún na Mainistreach agus ag an gCaptaen Múinteoir Siobhán Ní Mhuirithe COMHGHÁIRDEACHAS ó chroí le Foireann Peile Gael na mBan ó Dhún na Mainistreach agus go háirithe le Captaen na foirne – Múinteoir Siobhán Ní Mhuirithe ar an gcraobh a bhuachaint ar an Satharn seo caite. Is mór na onóir é seo don pharóiste agus don scoil. Bhí lá iontach againn ar an Máirt seo caite nuair a thug roinnt des na h-imreoirí cuairt ar an scoil leis an gCorn. Dheineamar tréaslú leo agus thógamar roinnt griangrafanna áille ina dteannta fad is a bhíodar linn. Míle maith agaibh as teacht ar cuairt agus guímid gach rath oraibh i leath chraobh na hÉireann ar an Domhnach seo chugainn. Beimid go léir i bPáirc Uí Fhearchair ar an Domhnach an 20ú lá de mhí na Samhna chun tacaíocht a thabhairt dóibh. Maith sibh. MUNSTER CHAMPIONS- CONGRATULATIONS TO ABBEYSIDE LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL TEAM AND ESPECIALLY TO THE CAPTAIN MÚINTEOIR SIOBHÁN NÍ MHUIRITHE This is great honour for the parish of Abbeyside and to us in Scoil Gharbháin. We had a great morning when some of the team brought the Munster Cup to visit the school on Tuesday last. We celebrated their fantastic victory with them and captured the moment on camera. We wish them every success in the All- Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday next. All roads lead to the Fraher Field on Sunday, 20th November. Come along and support the Munster Champions. Well done to all involved. TEAM HOPE: BOSCAÍ NA NOLLAG Tá na páistí ag maisiú boscaí bróg agus á líonadh le roinnt mhaith seachtainí anois. Bhí liostaí eagraithe ag na páistí eatarthu féin maidir le hearraí is féiríní beaga a bheadh oiriúnach le dul sa bhosca. Ar deireadh bailíodh na boscaí agus thosnaíodar an turas thar sáile go dtí na buachaillí agus go dtí cailíní i dtíortha sa tríú domhan don Nollaig. Bhíomar ana bhródúil as na páistí agus an iarracht a deineadh leis na féiríní beaga deasa. Maith sibh a pháistí agus mile buíochas a mhúinteoirí a eagraigh an tionscnamh ach go háirithe le Múinteoir Sinéad Ní Mhurchadha - comhordaitheoir an tionscnaimh. The children have been decorating and filling shoe boxes with about six weeks now in anticipation of the final collection of boxes. We are very proud to say that the children put a lot of thought and planning and organisation into these boxes to ensure that each child in receipt of a box will be surprised for Christmas. Last week the children loaded the van and bade farewell to their boxes as the boxes began their journey overseas to all the boys and girls. Well done to all our groups and to the teachers who supervised this project and especially our co-ordinator Múinteoir Sinéad Ní Mhurchadha.

Páisti ó Scoil Gharbháin ag seoladh na boscaí bróg go dtí na tíortha iasachta.

Buaiteoirí an Chomórtais do ghléasadh d'Oíche Shamhna. Comhgháirdeachas libh agus le gach dalta a ghléas ar an Aoine seo caite. maith sibh.

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First Year Quiz ON Thursday afternoon, 27th October, Fifth Year mentors organised a First Year Quiz. The quiz covered a range of topics including music, riddles, celebrities, sport, general knowledge and school knowledge. Aisling Allen and Ben O'Donnell made out the questions. Rena Behan and Niamh McKeon made out the teams.There were 23 teams in all, with 5 students on each one. Emily Laffan and Ben O’Donnell acted as Quiz masters. Billy Power, Chloe Raher, Aoife Breslin, Aisling Allen, Anna Morrissey and Avril Behan, corrected each round. Maria O’Herlihy and Emer Foran uploaded the results. Rebecca Cheasty and Anna Morrissey both designed posters to inform first years about the quiz, before the event. Rebecca Cheasty, Rena Behan, Niamh McKeon, Brendan Gough and Darryl Walsh, helped the first years if they didn't understand a question. Paraic Hallihan took photos during the event. Team 3 took the first place spot. They were Lena Collins, Mahon Bowdren, Ellen Boylan, Richard Hasset and Jack Hennessy. There was a tie breaker for second place, between team 5 and team 6.They had to answer a challenging question.Team 6 managed to gain second spot. On the team were: Aoife Dooley Cullinane, Sean Fitzgerald, Laoise Murphy, Abbie Gaule and Keevan Doherty. In third place was team 5. They were: Gabrielle Gallagher, Grainne Dee, Enja Eccleson, Jack O’Donnell and Luke Cullinane Thanks to Ms. Carroll, Ms. Farrell and all the mentors for their hard work. EUROPEAN LANGUAGES MORNING On Wednesday, 9th November, Transition year students of French and German held a European breakfast morning in the school gym. There was a huge selection of food including fresh croissants and crusty rolls as well as ham, salami and cheese slices. The pain au chocolat and the German biscuits went down a treat. In preparation for the day, all T.Y. language students had to prepare a project on an aspect of their studied country. These projects were then judged by the language teachers. The winning German projects were based on German Food, Christmas in Germany, German Geography and German Cars. The winning French projects were based on French Food, Disneyland Paris, French fashion, and “Les Miserables”. Following on from this activity, the French students watched a French film called “Les Choristes” while the German students watched “Die Welle”. Congratulations to all involved in running this successful event especially the language teachers Ms. O’Shea, Ms. Farrell, Ms. Denn and Ms. Carroll.

The winners of the first year quiz organised by fifth year mentors at St. Declan's Community College: Lena Collins, Ellen Boylan, Mr. E. Power (Principal), Jack Hennessy, Mahon Bowdren and Richard Hassett.

Second place winners in the first year quiz at St. Declan's Community College – Aoife Dooley Cullinane, Keevan Doherty, Sean Fitzgerald, Mr. E. Power (Principal), Abbie Gaule and Laoise Murphy.

A group of T.Y. students enjoying the European language morning, held at St. Declan's Community College, Kilmacthomas.

A group of students from St. Declan's Community College enjoying the first year quiz.

Third place in the first year quiz at St. Declan's Community College: Gabrielle Gallagher, Enya Eccleston, Mr. E. Power (Principal), Jack O'Donnell, Luke Cullinane and Grainne Dee.



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

Used postage stamp appeal Editor, I am appealing for used postage stamps which help me raise funds which I then donate to the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Recycling used postage stamps is such an easy way to raise money for the charity and I am always in need of all types of postage stamps, including British, Foreign and Christmas stamps. If you are able to help I would be grateful if you could cut the stamps from their envelopes (leaving a 1cm margin around the stamp) and send them to the address below. MYRNA CHAVE PO Box 91,Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 9AR.

Searching for descendants Dear Editor, This may be like looking for a needle in a haystack but I’ve read your very newsy newspaper online and decided you may be able to dig up some of my descendants. I and my husband will be visiting your area next June. I would love to meet up with any descendants of my paternal grandfather, Patrick Power, who was born in Stradbally in 1845. He moved to the USA for a few years, where I have heard that he had two sisters, then he emigrated to Melbourne,Victoria, Australia. He had seven siblings and some of them may have stayed in the area. His father's name was John Power, and mother, Johanna Drohan. His siblings were Mary, Anne, David, Johanna, John, Thomas and Nicholas. I have visited Ireland on three other occasions but have not had much luck in finding any relations. And I realise that Power is not uncommon! My email address is - Kind regards, Mrs, Sheila (Power) Duke Canberra, Australia PS. My other ancestors are (great grandparents) Byrnes from Rathdrum, Wicklow; Ryans from Killea, Tipperary; Reardons from Gowran, Kilkenny; and Traynors from Monalvey, Meath - all common names as well.

Waterford gift to benefit poorest communities WATERFORD people continue to show incredible generosity at Christmas, with over €15,500 spent on Trócaire Christmas gifts or donated to the Christmas appeal last year to support the poorest communities in the world. The overseas development agency revealed that €7,619 was spent in the county on Trócaire’s charity gifts in 2015. In addition,Waterford people donated €8,096 to the charity’s Christmas Appeal. Trócaire gifts, which have been on offer for 17 years, raise over €1m annually for Trócaire’s work to eradicate poverty in over 20 countries worldwide. Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire said: “I have seen the difference these gifts make on the ground. It is no exaggeration to say that they are life-changing. “Last year’s donations from Waterford have meant that the world’s poorest families are able to earn an income, refugees fleeing conflict are receiving support and people suffering the impacts of drought have access to clean water. "I would like to say a huge thank you to the people of Waterford for continuing to add our ethical gifts to their Christmas shopping list.” This year’s Christmas gifts range in price from €5 to €250 and include presents that people will love to give this Christmas, knowing that their gift will also help someone living in poverty. With over 11 gifts to choose from, there is something for everyone on the Christmas list – from adorable chicks and goats to vital maternity care and clean water.

Parish Church, Dungarvan Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: 2 Samuel 5:1-3 They announced David of Israel. Col. 1: 11-20 - He has created a place for us in the Kingdom of the Son that he loves. Luke 23:35-43 - Lord remember me when you come into your Kingdom. Close of the Holy Year of Mercy: Reflection Evenings with prayer, song, music, silence and meditation to mark the close of the Holy Year of Mercy will be held in the Park Hotel on Thursday, 17th November at 7.30 p.m. The evening will be led by Sr. Antoinette Dilworth whose presentations are always informative, entertaining and lively. Holy Souls Novena:These nine Masses for the souls of the faithful departed will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Parish Church on the last nine days of the month, November 22nd - 30th inclusive. Three evening Masses will be celebrated on November 23rd, 25th & 28th for those who died during the past year. St. Mary’s Stained Glass Windows: The work of repairing and conserving the next 3 windows begin this Monday, November 14th. There are more details about the work on page 3 of this weekend’s newsletter. New Parish Pastoral Council: Everyone who had been nominated was invited to an Information Meeting on last Monday evening, November 14th at 7.30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room in the Presentation Centre, Mitchell St. A Parish Pastoral Council is a most important group in the parish, as priests and people working together for the good of the people of the faith community is essential today for the care of people of every age in our communities. At the end of that meeting, people decided whether or not to proceed to the next step of formation and training. Please God, many will make the commitment for the good of the community to serve as members of the Parish Pastoral Council. Annual Sale of Work: The Augustinian Foreign Missions Sale of Work will be held in Lawlor’s Hotel on Friday, 2nd December from 7.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Parish Office: Located in St. Mary’s Church and is open Monday to Friday office hours. If you want to book Masses or Baptisms call during these times. Phone 42374. Daily Mass broadcast on 98.5 FM. Phone No: Fr. Ryan 42374, Fr. Harris 42384, Fr. Cooney 41136. Emergency Phone No: To contact Priest on duty: 086-2334282.

Just think of it! BETWEEN the triumph of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum and our own precarious political scene, the people on our side of the world don’t know whether they’re coming or going! One thing is pretty clear: “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” It does appear that wherever people get an opportunity of voting they decide to strike a blow at what they loosely see as the political status quo. For this unhappy and dangerous state of affairs political parties are largely to blame: ordinary people simply don’t believe them, or trust them, anymore, and so their reaction has been extreme, but also understandable. And the consequences for Europe and North America will be at least uncomfortable and at worst disasterous. Can anything happen that might offer us hope? Well, to begin with politicians generally might start trying to tell the truth more regularly: it might not always be advantageous to them, but it could help to restore public trust. Another thing: we could do with less secrecy, less suppression of the truth. Does it always need an expensive commission of enquiry, or an investigation by a retired judge, to get at the truth. (And indeed some of church authorities could give better example by not being so devoted to the cult of secrecy!) I suggest that the root of all this malaise is the decline of belief in and the respect for God.The exclusion of God from the lives and thinking of so many people, in all walks of life, has led to the abandonment of the most basic moral principles. Since, for many people, God doesn’t matter, and so there is no question of rendering an account of our lives, then self-interest becomes paramount, the prevailing mentality becomes “what can I get out of it.” And then we reap the whirlwind. Fr. Robert Arthure, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

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MARY O’ROURKE (nee O‘Donnell) Cooldelane, Lismore With profound sorrow and deep regret we record the passing of Mary O’Rourke (nee O’Donnell), Cooldelane, Lismore, Co. Waterford, loving wife of the late John, which sad event occurred peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on 6th November, 2016. Lying in repose at her home in Cooldelane, Lismore, Rosary was recited by Pat Denn and Rev Fr. P. Gear, P.P., in the presence of Mary’s loving family, grandchildren and friends. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Home, Cappoquin, on Tuesday evening funeral prayers were recited by Rev. Fr. P. Gear, P.P., and a poem was read by Charlie Scanlon in the presence of her loving family, relatives and many friends before removal took place to St. Mary’s Church, Cappoquin. A special tribute was made by Mary’s grandchildren who formed a guard of honour as the funeral cortege left the Funeral Home. Melleray Glen Rovers GAA Club and Cappoquin GAA Club formed a guard of honour to St. Mary’s Church, Cappoquin. On arrival her remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. P. Gear, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday by Rev. Fr. Arthure, P.E., and was assisted by Rev. Fr. P. Gear, P.P.; Fr. Patrick O.C.S.O., and Fr.Vincent, O.C.S.O. Symbols representing her life were presented to the Altar by her grandchildren Raymond Hallissey, Niamh and Ronan Foley, Sean O’Rourke, Keith Landers, Emma and P.J. Kiely; the significance of these was narrated by Megan Glavin. Readings during the Mass were recited by Paul Landers and Shane O’Rourke. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Aishling and Kevin O’Rourke, Jessica and Clodagh Glavin, Jennifer Hickey, Ciara O’Rourke and Garry Hallissey. Nuala Metcalfe, accompanied by Christina Tobin and Nick Shanahan and Mary’s grandchildren Róisín and Aoibhinn O’Rourke, provided a lovely selection of music and hymns throughout the Mass. The Offertory Gifts were presented to the Altar by Luke and Ryan O’Rourke. Following Communion, her son Donal delivered a eulogy paying a lovely tribute to his mother and acknowledged the support that the family received from the local community at this difficult time. Grandchildren and twin sisters Marian and Christine O’Rourke recited a poem. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in St. Declan’s Cemetery, Cappoquin. Rev. Fr. Arthure, P.E., officiated the graveside prayers and was accompanied by Fr. Patrick, O.C.S.O., and Fr.Vincent, O.C.S.O., where Mary was laid to rest in the presence of her loving family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Following burial, her granddaughter Róisin played “Nearer My God To Thee” on the Fiddle and daughter-in-law Noreen sang the song “Sweet 16”. May she rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to her loving sons John, Joseph, Ned, Anthony and Donal; daughters Margaret Landers, Eileen Hallissey, Bernadette Glavin, Ursula Foley and Mary Kiely; brothers Ned and John O’Donnell; daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephew, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

MARY BANKS Glenville, Dunmore Road, Waterford We write with sadness and regret on the passing of Mary Banks which occurred peacefully on Thursday, 10th November, in the loving care of staff at Rockshire Care Centre, Ferrybank. A native of Waterford, Mary is predeceased by her parents Charles and Mary (nee Tobin, formerly of Aglish); brother George (Grange Park, Waterford); sister Joan P. Kiely (Mary St., Dungarvan); brotherin-law Ned; sister-in-law Irene and niece Georgina. We express our deepest sympathy to Mary’s nephews David and Eamonn Kiely; grandnephew, grandnieces, other relatives and friends. May Mary rest in peace. Removal took place on Friday evening, 11th November, from University Hospital Waterford Mortuary to St. Joseph’s and St. Benildus’ Church, Newtown, Waterford. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Liam Power, P.P., on Saturday morning, 12th November. Throughout the Mass beautiful hymns were played and sung by Dina Walshe. Afterwards Mary was laid to rest in Old St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

MARY JO MACKEY (nee Dalton) Leigh, Ring With sadness we record the passing of Mary Jo Mackey which sad event occurred on Saturday, 12th November, 2016. Removal was from her residence on Sunday evening to Ring Church. Following Funeral Mass on Monday morning, burial took place in the New Cemetery, Ring. To her family and relatives we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary later. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

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JOHN (Johnnie) HOGAN Ballinacourty, Dungarvan It is with profound regret we record the passing of John (Johnnie) Hogan, Ballinacourty, which sad event occurred at St. Vincent’s Unit, Dungarvan Community Hospital, on 26th September, 2016, following a short duration of failing health. John was born in Ballinacourty on 29th July, 1933, and received his early education in Ballinacourty N.S. and afterwards at Dungarvan Technical School. He worked at home on the farm and with Waterford Joinery and as Greenkeeper with Dungarvan Golf Club until he retired in 1994. He was a life-long member of Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club and was an outstanding hurler and footballer in the ’50s and ’60s and captained Abbeyside in the County Hurling Finals of ’57 and ’64 and was on the Ballinacourty Intermediate Football team that won the County Final in 1965. At the end of his hurling and football career, he became an avid golfer and was soon representing Dungarvan Golf Club at many levels of GUI competitions, including Senior Cup and Barton Shield. Johnnie was well known throughout Munster and the South East and made numerous good friends in his chosen sports. He was a true gentleman and his passing leaves a void that will not be easily filled. To his sorrowing wife Joan and family we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace. Lying in repose at his home, Rosary was recited on Wednesday evening by Fr. Ned Hassett, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Hassett, P.P., on Thursday morning in Abbeyside Church, assisted by Fr. Enright, Fr. Michael Brennock, O.S.A., and Fr. Frank Lloyd, after which the funeral proceeded to St. Laurence’s Cemetery, Ballinroad, for interment. Fr. Hassett, P.P., officiated at the graveside in the presence of a large and representative gathering of mourners. The lesson was read by Marian Galvin (cousin) and Monique Hogan (niece). Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Caroline Lynch (niece). Offertory Gifts were brought by Joan (wife) and Sharon (daughter). Appropriate music and hymns were by Francis Tobin. The chief mourners were – Joan (wife); Brendan and Kieran (sons); Sharon (daughter); Thomas and Patrick (brothers); Chrissie, Kathleen and Mary (sisters); brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren John, Monica and Jack; nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

SHARRON HOPKINS 10 Maxey Road, Market Deeping, Peterborough, and Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford With feeling of great sadness and regret we record the passing of Sharron Hopkins, 10 Maxey Road, Market Deeping, Peterborough, and Ballyduff Upper, Co. Waterford, which sad event occurred unexpectedly on 29th October, 2016. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh & Sons Funeral Home, Tallow, Rosary was recited on Friday evening by Rosary Committee member May Flynn in the presence of her loving family. On Saturday evening, in the presence of her loving family, relatives and friends, funeral prayers were recited by Parish Council members Helena Moroney and Abina Ahearne before removal took place to St. Michael’s Church, Ballyduff. On arrival her remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. G. McNamara, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Sunday morning by Rev. Fr. G. McNamara, P.P. Symbols representing her life were presented to the Altar by her aunt and Godmother Mary-Jo Higgins, aunt Nora Flynn and her nephew Edward; the significance of these were narrated by Sharron’s sister Amanda. Readings during the Mass were recited by Caroline Higgins and Siobhan Flynn. Soloist Áine Flynn and organist Ailín Howard provided the lovely selection of music and hymns throughout the Mass. Prayers of the Faithful were read by Richard Latter, Patrick, Linda and Mary Corcoran, Michelle Higgins and Mary-Alice Creamer. Her sister Amanda delivered a eulogy, who was accompanied her father Jim, both recalled memories of Sharron’s life and the good times they shared together as a family. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Ballyduff. Rev Fr. G. McNamara, P.P., officiated the graveside prayers where Sharron was laid to rest in the presence of her loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Following burial Aine Flynn, accompanied by guitarist Ryan Flynn, sang a James Blunt song “ You’re Beautiful.” We extend our deepest sympathy to her heartbroken parents Jim and Chris (nee Corcoran); her loving sister Amanda; brother-in-law Richard Latter; nephew Edward; uncles, aunts, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

OBITUARY LIAM HOGAN Atlantic View, Stradbally, Co. Waterford It is with profound sadness that we record the passing of Liam Hogan, Knockrour, Stradbally, which sad and peaceful event took place on 26th October at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dungarvan. Born in Ballyvoyle in 1936 to Michael and Helena Hogan, Liam had five sisters and six brothers. In 1960 he married his beloved Kathleen and moved to Stradbally where he remained for the rest of his life working and raising his family of three sons, sharing many happy years with them. Liam was a carefree and easy going man, a loving father who loved his family and his life and was always on hand to assist. He had just celebrated his 56th Anniversary with Kathleen prior to his death. He loved his football and hurling and liked nothing better to either attend or watch a match on television. In his youth he played on the Stradbally football team and was also on the Ballyvoyle tug-o-war team that won many trophies. Liam spent his early working life employed on the Woodhouse Estate before moving into the building trade in Waterford working for a variety of contractors from the late ’60s to the early ’90s. Selfthought in the industry, an energetic and hard worker, he built his own house during this time. After leaving Waterford he built a number of other houses, including his brothers and his sons, whilst also carrying out building projects in the local area. He was held in high esteem for his building work with one of his many builds being the entrance to the GAA pitch in Dungarvan and the entrance ramp into the Church in Stradbally. At the age of 71 he embarked on another house, again for one of his sons, which was no mean undertaking for someone of that age. He saw the house to completion before completing a garage for himself before suffering a stroke at the age of 79. He was never phased by any project he undertook and always worked his way through day by day. He never liked to be considered unable to do a job and never wanted anyone to think he couldn’t regardless of his age. He will be sadly missed by his loving family. On the evening of 28th October, Liam’s family and friends gathered at Drohan’s Funeral Home where Rosary and prayers were recited by Fr. Condon. Later that evening Liam’s remains were removed to Stradbally Parish Church. On arrival Fr. Condon conducted the reception service and read from the scripture. On Saturday, 29th October, the Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Condon, assisted by Fr. Enright. The readings were read by Gerard Hogan (son) and Helena Hogan (niece). The Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Leonard Hogan (son), Gillian Hayes (relative), Margaret Bowls (niece-in-law) and Margaret Whelan (niece).The gifts of bread and wine were brought to the Altar by Liam’s sisters Agnes and Kitty. Other offertory gifts included a picture of Liam’s house, the first house he built, a trowel to represent his many years in the building trade and a football to represent his time playing and enjoying GAA sport.Throughout the Mass beautiful hymns were played and sung by Dessie Norris. After Communion a tribute was paid to Liam by his son Mike, followed by one of Liam’s favourite songs “Shanagolden” sung beautifully by his nephew Anthony Hogan. The Mass was then followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Fr. Condon officiated at the graveside prayers where Liam was laid to rest in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and many friends. His grand-daughter Grace placed a single flower on his coffin as he was laid to rest. May he rest in peace. Chief mourners were – Kathleen (wife); Leonard, Gerard and Michael (sons); Anthony (brother); Agnes, Kitty and Mary (sisters); Patrick, Robert and George (brothers-in-law); Niamh, Grace and Eliana (grand-daughters); and nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives and friends. We are indebted to all in the Medical and Nursing profession; to Dr. Sean McElduff; staff in WUH; Doctors and Nurses of South Infirmary, Cork; Dr. Lynsey Paul, Dermatology Dept., Waterford; the Regional Hospital Waterford; Palliative Care Doctor and Nurses and St. Vincent Hospital, Dungarvan, where Liam received such special care and attention leading to his passing. Thank you so much to Liam’s loyal friends; to our wonderful neighbours who supported us throughout Liam’s illness, your kindness and thoughtfulness was deeply appreciated; to those who travelled long distances, who came to the house, attended the Funeral Mass and burial, we are most grateful. Thank you to James and Tom Drohan, Undertakers, for their kind and professional help and also to the gravediggers. It is impossible to thank everybody individually, so we hope that this acknowledgement will, in some way, express our appreciation and gratitude for your kindness to us. Mass will be offered for your intentions. Month’s Mind Mass for Liam will take place in Stradbally Parish Church on Friday, 25th November, at 9.30 a.m. 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

55 TERRY LYONS (nee Organ) McCarthyville, Abbeyside, Dungarvan The family of the late Terry Lyons (nee Organ), of 28 McCarthyville, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, would like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation to everyone that expressed their condolences and sympathy following her unexpected and untimely passing. Terry passed away peacefully on Thursday, 20th October, at the relatively young age of 74, leaving her family, friends and the rest of the local community shocked and saddened. She had spent the last four years of her life in Dunabbey House Convalescent Home where she was cared for in the most wonderful way and it truly became her home away from home. Both the Lyons and Organ families are extremely grateful to all of the staff in Dunabbey for the way she was cared for which more often than not went way above and beyond the call of normal duty. It was obvious from an early stage that to all the staff she was first and foremost a friend and secondly a patient. To the many friends that she managed to endear to herself during her stay in Dunabbey, Terry's family would like to thank each and everyone of you for all of the lovely memories you shared with her and we offer our condolences to all of you for what is truly your loss as much as it is ours. Terry, or Nanny Terry as she was affectionately known to all of her fifteen grandchildren, was a bubbly character who loved her family and friends and if you were fortunate enough to have her as a friend you had a friend for life. She loved the craic and was always the centre of attention at many a family occasion over the years. She could hold an audience while recanting one of her many stories of what it was like to grow up in the Village in the late forties/early fifties and if you were fortunate enough to be in her company when she might be coerced, quite easily it has to be said, into singing a verse or two of one of her favourite songs, you knew you were in for a treat. There is no doubt that a little piece of Terry died the day her late husband Mikeen passed away eight years ago this month. This loss weighed heavily on her shoulders over the years and it is a great comfort to all of her family that she is reunited again with Mikeen where they have a considerable amount of catching up to do. The same can be said of her many siblings that have gone to their eternal rest ahead of her, God rest their souls. Terry's long standing association and connection with Dungarvan G.A.A. Club came to the fore with the Club providing a wonderful Guard of Honour at her funeral service and her family were honoured and humbled to see so many from the Club, young and old, see her back over the Bridge draped in the blue and white of Dungarvan. For her family left behind, Terry is out of sight but she is far from out of mind and her wonderful life will continue to be lived through the lives of her sons and daughters and perhaps above all her grandchildren whom she loved dearly and influenced in so many positive ways.You will be missed as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a son, a grandmother, an aunt, a sister-in-law, a mother-in-law, but most of all, we and many more will miss you as a dear friend. On Friday, 21st October, Terry lay in repose at the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, where huge numbers of people came to pay their respects to a great friend and console the bereaved. Fr. Peter Ahearne, P.P., led Funeral Prayers before the removal took place to St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside, flanked by an impressive Guard of Honour from CLCG Dúngarbháin. En route the cortege paused in prayerful remembrance at McCarthyville. On arrival Fr. Ned Hassett, P.P., led the Service of Reception. Requiem Mass in thanksgiving for Terry’s life was celebrated by Fr. Hassett, P.P., on Saturday, 22nd October. At the beginning of Mass, symbols of her life were presented at the Altar by grandchildren Mischa, Katelyn, Emma, Leanne, Corey and Michael. The Liturgy of the Word was shared with the congregation by Claire and Sandra (daughters-in-law).The Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Nicole, Jodi, Darragh, Kelsie, Sarah and Natasha (grandchildren). Offertory Gifts of Bread and Wine were brought in procession to the Altar by daughters Anne and Mairead and grandchildren Jayden and Saoirse. After Communion, Derek (son) delivered a heartfelt Eulogy in remembrance of Terry. Beautiful sacred hymns were sung and played by Lorna Jane Murray, enhancing the Liturgy and greatly appreciated by the family. Afterwards Terry was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery beside her beloved husband Mikeen. Fr. Hassett, P.P., imparted the graveside blessing and led the Rite of Committal. The huge numbers of people who attended Terry’s funeral obsequies are a fitting testament to the esteem in which she was held both in the local community and far beyond. Terry is survived by her daughters Mairead and Anne; her sons Derek, Bobby, Darren and Killian; her brothers Nin, Tucky, Johnny; her sisters Ena, Bunny, Nellie, Han and La, and her grandchildren Natasha, Keith, Kelsie, Jodi, Katelyn, Emma, Saoirse, Leanne, Michael, Nicole, Mische, Corey, Jayden, Sarah and Darragh. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí. The Months Mind's Mass will take place in Abbeyside Church on Saturday night next, 19th November, at 7.00 p.m. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).




Cattle trade firmer as grass cattle subside IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there are clear indications that the cattle trade is firmer this week (10/11/16) and may be turning a corner. He said the grass kill has worked through and some factories are finding it more difficult to get stock with base prices of €3.70/kg on steers and €3.80/kg on heifers being secured in places. Angus Woods said the general base price is €3.65 for steers and €3.75/kg for heifers but farmers are digging in harder and looking for more. He said in the vast majority of cases a decision has now been made to sell or to house and this in itself has tightened numbers and given farmers more bargaining power. In our main market in the UK, R3 steers are reported at £3.59/kg, which is equivalent to €4.24 at the 89p/€ exchange rate. Angus Woods said the report from the UK is that cattle are a

firm trade and they are moving rapidly into the high demand Christmas procurement period. Against this background, it is expected that the trade is likely to pick up. Angus Woods called on the Irish factories to put pressure on UK retailers, insist on higher prices for Irish beef, and pass increases back to farmers. “It is very clear that Irish cattle prices are far below where they should be, based on British prices and the substantial devaluation of Sterling since the June referendum. Farmers are extremely frustrated that they are producing at a loss while price increases from the UK market are both justified and achievable. “Factories and all sections of the industry, know there is no future for the Irish beef industry at the current loss making prices. They must demand significantly higher prices from their British retailer customers and pass these increases directly back to struggling

farmers. “In a properly functioning market, a retail price increase, passed back down the chain to primary producers, would be the normal economic response to the devaluation of Sterling that has occurred since the Brexit vote.This is exactly what is happening in the case of suppliers such as Unilever and Nestle. Irish beef factories must now follow the example and insist on higher returns.” Angus Woods again called on Minister Creed to convene an immediate meeting of the Beef Forum and to make it clear to all players that Irish beef farmers cannot be expected to carry the can for Brexit and the Sterling devaluation. “Factories, Bord Bia and Minister Creed must recognise that Irish farmers cannot take loss making prices for their beef to suit UK retailers. That situation is completely unsustainable, unfair and doing serious damage to our €2.5bn beef sector,” Angus Woods said.

Significant questions remain unanswered regarding water pipeline project IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Irish Water to ensure that key questions landowners have raised in recent days are clearly answered before proposed plans to send water to Dublin from the Shannon goes any further. Speaking after meeting with several landowners who received letters this week from Irish Water confirming that they and their families will be impacted by the proposed project Thomas Cooney said, “There is a huge level of concern among farmers, their families and wider communities in the hinterlands of the River Shannon and in the footprint of the proposed project.These concerns are genuine and real and Irish Water has a duty to resolve each con-

cern before the project proceeds any further.” IFA has called on Irish Water to clearly respond to the following concerns, at the forthcoming meetings they are having with landowners: • How much disruption will be caused to landowners during the construction of the pipeline? • How long will this disruption last? • What will happen to the subsoil? • What commitment is there to restore farmlands back to original full productivity? • After the pipeline is put in – Will there be any permanent structures left in fields? – What on-going access will be required to farmers’ lands?

– Will the potential for farm families to get planning permission be restricted due to the pipeline? – Will the State own and continue to own the water pipeline, once constructed? – What current and future restrictions may be imposed on farmers who farm in the vicinity of the river Shannon due to the abstraction of water from the river and what package of measures is in place to reimburse farmers for income and yield losses where Irish Water impose restrictions on farming practices? Concluding Thomas Cooney said, “The drip feeding of information must end. Facts and full details are now required.”

Aid Package needed to ensure sustainable tillage sector in peripheral regions FOLLOWING a meeting with officials of EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan’s Cabinet recently, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said there are a number of crucial issues that need to be urgently addressed by the EU Commission and the Irish Government to ensure we have a sustainable tillage sector that can prosper in peripheral regions - mainly in the western part of the country - into 2017 and future years. He said it is critical that a financial aid package is put in place as a matter of urgency for these farmers who suffered significant crop losses given the dire financial straits in which many find themselves, owing to a significant force majeure event. Mr. Kennedy said, “The most immediate concern is the financial hardship and ruin facing many tillage farmers, estimated at around 400, such is the scale of crop loss in certain parts of the country including west Cork, Kerry, Galway, Roscommon, Longford, Mayo and Donegal after the most difficult harvest in more than 30 years. Many of these growers are facing

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losses in excess of €500/ha as crop and straw returns will be significantly below the cost of production estimated by Teagasc at over €1,100/ha for spring barley.” IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne said, “Met Eireann weather data for these areas showed that incessant rain (25 rain days) combined with high relative humidity and / or a lingering sea mist (20 wet days) for much of September took a severe toll on crops - essentially west of a line from west Cork to Donegal. In many of these regions individual growers experienced excessive crop losses running from 25% to close on 50% with straw loss averaging around 50%. As a result many of the affected growers are under extreme psychological pressure owing to the severe financial stress, not having experienced weather conditions and crop losses like this since 1985/1986.” “We are now into the fourth consecutive year of low grain prices and this is hampering growers’ ability to weather this financial storm. Exceptional yields pulled most grain

farmers through 2015 with the exception of parts of Cork and all of Donegal. Despite this, growers’ cash reserves are severely depleted following two tough years in 2009 and 2012 and four years of falling prices, which are now significantly below the cost of production.” “It is vital that cereal production is maintained in these regions as the continuing supply of locally produced grain is important in stimulating much needed competition in the feed market as well as providing a valuable source of straw for the livestock sector. Cereal production in these predominantly permanent grassland areas also creates much needed biodiversity. However, the crop diversification rule is increasing the risk of crop loss for many growers by extending the harvest window in areas where the harvest is naturally late. This needs to be amended to allow growers to undertake equivalent practices which will address environmental concerns while reducing the risk of crop and income loss for growers.”

Round-up … More stability in the lamb trade IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said there is more stability in the lamb market this week and clear indications of more buoyancy in the mart trade for lambs. John Lynskey said factories are paying €4.60/kg to get lambs and prices of €4.65/kg and some deals as high as €4.70 for group lambs have been paid. He added that some deals involve weights of up to 23kgs in places. In the marts, John Lynskey said there is more bite with numbers of lambs much tighter and prices up by €4 to €5 per head in places. He said the report from a number of marts is that there is good life in the trade and solid demand for lambs. Cull ewes are making from €2.30/kg to €2.50/kg at the factories. SHEEP SCHEME The IFA Sheep Chairman said the details of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme are progressing both at home and in Brussels. He said IFA recently met with the Department of Agriculture and highlighted the need to ensure that the full €25m is drawn down under the scheme. This will require that all sheep farmers apply on close to 2.5m ewes. In addition, he said IFA has demanded that new entrants and young farmers developing their flocks are accommodated.

Ornua PPI uplift and strong EU market returns vindicate IFA’s call for 3c/l on October milk IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wednesday) said strong EU October average dairy returns of around 35c/l, and the 3.7 point increase in the October Ornua PPI to the equivalent of 27.9c/l including VAT are further proof that a significant increase in the October milk price is fully justified, and the continued strong trends vindicate IFA’s call for a 3c/l uplift. “The EU average dairy product prices published by the EU Milk Market Observatory from weekly Member States’ reports have been equivalent to at least 35c/l before processing costs throughout October. That would be equivalent to a milk price of 30-31c/l including VAT,” Mr. O’Leary said. “Now the Ornua PPI has, predictably, reflected the continued strengthening of commodity prices with an increase to 95.9 points for October 2016 – the highest the index has been since June 2015,” he added. “I am clear that our call for a 3c/l increase for October, in the context of significantly improved returns, as well as continued cash flow pressures on farms, and with an eye on setting farmers up for viable price levels for next spring, it totally justified. I urge co-op boards, who will be meeting from this week, to deliver the necessary price increase to

their fellow dairy farmers,” Sean O’Leary concluded.

IFA hill farmers insist all GLAS interim commonage plans be allowed IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has said it is unacceptable that some commonages are being left high and dry by the Department of Agriculture’s refusal to accept GLAS commonage plans where the planner assigned to the commonage is no longer doing plans. IFA has called on the Department of Agriculture to put arrangements in place so that farmers on the 300 commonages affected can be paid at the same time as all other farmers. “All commonage farmers must be allowed to signal an intent to sign up to the interim plans, which will then trigger a payment later this year,” Pat Dunne said. In relation to the Independent Commonage Appeals Committee, Pat Dunne called on the Minister to appoint a Chairman as there has now been a vacancy for a number of months. This committee must be allowed to deal with problems as they arise and its work is now crucial before final plans are sent in March 2017.

West Cork October milk price increase yields 29 to 30 cent per litre for first time in 18 months IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary on Tuesday said the announcement by Carbery that they would increase their payout to the West Cork co-ops by 1.5c/l means the co-ops would be paying 29c/l to 30c/l including VAT – making them the first of any co-ops to reach that level since May 2015. “I believe this proves that other coops can do considerably better than 1c/l on October milk when they meet this week to set the milk price. I would remind them that the Ornua PPI justifies at least a 2c/l increase, while the EU average dairy market returns are equivalent to a milk price of at least 30c/l,” Sean O’Leary said.

IFA announces regional meetings to elect new pigs committee THE IFA National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee is holding regional meetings to elect the 2017/2018 Committee in the week beginning November 21st. The Chairman Pat O’Flaherty is encouraging all pig producers to attend to discuss the work of the Committee and put themselves forward for election to the Committee.


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CLASHMORE AREA c.55 Hectares (135 Acres) Roadside Lands To Lease for 10–15 Years In Suitable Lots All in permanent pasture All boundaries will be fenced with mains electric fence Piped water in each block Entitlements attached. Maps and further details from the Auctioneers.

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DUNGARVAN MART WEANLING SALE Thursday next, 24th November, 2016 Sale at 11.30 sharp. Entries and enquiries to 058-41611.

The contestants for the 2016 W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land.

[Paul Moore]

Westmeath Macra member crowned 2016 WR Shaw Queen of the Land KAREN Elliffe of Ballingore Macra in Westmeath was crowned the 2016 W.R Shaw Queen of the Land at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore last Sunday. Karen paid great tribute to her family and fellow contestants who had made it the “most memorable weekend ever” and especially thanked the Queen of the Land committee for making each one of them feel special. Karen comes away from Tullamore with the prestigious W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land title and the Linda O’Brien tiara that accompanies the title, a specially commissioned piece of Galway Crystal from Cahill Jewellers, €1,000 sponsored by W.R. Shaw, a two-night break in the Bridge House Hotel and a €200 clothing voucher from Kode Clothing. Aoife Dooner from Kildare took first runner-up and Hannah

Barton from England took second runner-up. Chris Manley was selected by the Queens as best escort and receives a €200 voucher for Guy Clothing and a weekend break in the Central Hotel. Contestants were judged on a range of attributes including for appearance, dress sense, rural knowledge and elocution. The festival, which has grown from humble beginnings, is now one of the most prestigious events on the Offaly social calendar. Huge crowds attended this year’s festival from all over Ireland due, in no small part, to the fantastic line up of entertainment and 32 entries from all four corners of the country along with our English, Scottish and Northern Ireland Queen. On Friday morning, the

Queens went on tours to Clonmacnoise, Tullamore Dew and ended the night with entertainment from Ultrabeat followed by dancing in the Palace Nightclub. Saturday morning the Queens were interviewed by the judging panel composing of Christine Buckley reigning W.R. Shaw Queen of the Land 2015, Billy Shaw of W.R. Shaw and AnnaMarie McHugh National Ploughing Association and Queen of the Land from 1989. On Saturday night, the Queens were put through their paces on stage by MC Frank Forde, Comedian and impersonator, and danced the night away to The Greatest Day, Legacy and Joe Wynne. On Sunday, after a day of pampering in Ritzy’s Hairdressing and Olivia’s Beauty Boutique nerves were beginning to show

for the winner’s announcement at midnight. Announcing the winners, judge and reigning Queen Christine Buckley complimented the Queens for being excellent ambassadors for their clubs and counties and wished the 2016 Queen well for the coming year. Gerard Mahon, chairperson of the committee, paid tribute to the 32 girls who took part and said,“The committee is very much looking forward to working with Karen during the year. She will make an excellent Queen of the Land.” According to Gerard, “We have had another successful Queen of the Land festival, thanks in no small part to our main sponsors W.R. Shaw, the associate sponsors, committee and the many supporters that came from all over the country and beyond to Tullamore for the weekend.”

Dungarvan Mart Prices MONDAY, 14TH NOVEMBER, 2016 Dry Cows: 1 Sim. 690 kgs made €1,035; 2 A.A. 587 kgs made €810 each; 1 Fr. 620 kgs made €670; 1 Fr. 590 kgs made €725; 4 Frs. 633 kgs made €745; 1 Fr. 650 kgs made €830. Bullocks: 5 Her. 651 kgs made €1,135 each; 6 Her. 537 kgs made €1,040 each; 2 A.A. 535 kgs made €1,065; 3 Her. 555 kgs made €1,020 each; 8 Her. 486 kgs made €960 each; 4 A.A. 490 kgs made €955 each. Heifers: 3 Lim. 520 kgs made €1,050

each; 1 Lim. 520 kgs made €1,040; 2 Lim. 425 kgs made €835 each; 2 Lim. 447 kgs made €860 each; 3 A.A. 491 kgs made €900 each; 3 Char. 351 kgs made €680 each. Special Entry for Monday next, 21st November - 3 Young Cont. Suckler Cows with calves at foot (for a local producer). Sample Prices Weanling Sale held on the 10th November, 2016 Weanling Bull: 2 Lim. 362 kgs made €790 each; 2 Char. 345 kgs made €800 each; 2 Char. 375 kgs made €860 each; 4 Lim. 312

kgs made €790 each; 3 Char. 358 kgs made €860 each; 6 Lim. 365 kgs made €905 each; 1 Lim. 465 kgs made €970; 3 Lim. 393 kgs made €910 each. Weanling Heifers: 3 Lim. 341 kgs made €700 each; 5 Char. 390 kgs made €770 each; 5 Char. 291 kgs made €700 each; 2 Char. 400 kgs made €820 each; 2 Lim. 350 kgs made €750 each. Special Entry for next Weanling Sale on the 24th November, 2016 of 6 Saler Weanling Bull, on meals (for a local producer).

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Pictured in Moorepark at the launch of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference on ‘Technologies for Success’ which takes place in Rochestown, Cork on 6th December and Mullingar on 7th December are speakers John Phelan, Kilmeaden; Brendan Smiddy, Teagasc, Cork East Region; Anne-Marie Butler, Ulster Bank; Donald Bateman, Cahir and Michael Gowen, Kilworth. [O'Gorman Photography]

Teagasc National Dairy Conference THE Teagasc National Dairy Conference is taking place on 6th December, 2016, at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork and on 7 December at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co. Westmeath. ‘Technologies for Success’ is the theme for this year’s conference. Announcing details of the event, Dr. Tom O’Dwyer, Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer in Teagasc said: “Dairy farmers have come through a difficult milk price environment in 2016 and in 2015, but there are now rays of light emerging on international dairy markets. This year’s conference will focus on how Irish dairy farmers can position their businesses to exploit the technologies available to ensure they continue to be competitive milk producers in a European and international context.” Dr. O’Dwyer said: “This is a great opportunity for all involved in dairy farming and the dairy industry to learn about new ideas, share information, get answers to questions and, probably most importantly, be inspired to take action. Teagasc has planned a farmer focussed, practical conference and has invited a stellar line-up of speakers to take part.” This year’s conference follows the format adopted successfully at last year’s event, with a mixture of presentations and workshop sessions. Dr. Pat Dillon, Head of Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation programme Teagasc will present the keynote address focussing on his assessment of how Irish dairy farming is positioned in 2016, with a particular emphasis on whether or not it is well positioned to avail of future growth opportunities. Pete and Anne Morgan, New Zealand dairy farmers, will tell their story of how they have built robustness into their dairy farming business so as to develop a sustainable business across a range of milk

prices. These will be followed with a panel discussion with three leading dairy farmers. They will discuss the critical success factors which are important to their farming businesses. In the afternoon there will be six workshops and attendees can choose three to attend. The workshops this year cover a varied range of topics with a great mix of Teagasc, other professional and farmer presenters. All of the workshops will be interactive, with plenty of time for audience involvement.

WORKSHOPS What has clover to offer to Irish dairy farmers? What is your farm’s breakeven milk price for 2017? What AI bulls should you use in 2017? What steps can you take to reduce calf scour in spring 2017? What are the causes and solutions to a herd lameness problem? “Your health is your wealth”… are you looking after yourself? To book a place at the conference, visit Pre booking is essential.

Teagasc / Glanbia Monitor Farm Focus Week Ending: 14/11/’16 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

Grange, Waterford 17.4 5.18 4.22 1.63 2 625 1,800 28 17

DAIRYING Don’t cut corners on the dry period this year! Due to the good grazing conditions and improving milk price this autumn there may be a temptation to continue milking cows as long as they keep producing milk. However, this could prove to be a costly exercise in the long run. It is important to remember that every cow needs a dry period before she calves again and starts her next lactation. This is the time when mammary tissue regenerates, repairs and prepares to produce milk again. It is also the period when cows have an opportunity to reach the optimal body condition score, in preparation for calving and the start of the next breeding cycle. The dry period is also the time when the milker gets to take a break, which is important for their own mental and physical health.The general recommendation is that cows need a dry period that is at least 42 days long.To ignore, or significantly shorten, the dry period could have a detrimental effect on the productivity of the herd in 2017. Shorter dry periods can also increase the risk of antibiotic residues in milk after calving, if sufficient attention is not given to the minimum dry period duration of the product. Just because the product was fine to use last year on cows that had a seven-week dry period, doesn’t automatically mean that it is okay to use this year in cows that might only be dry for six weeks. The dry period is also an ideal time to deal with those high SCC cows, or chronic cases of mastitis.While factors such as the bacteria involved can influence the outcome, generally dry cow therapy (DCT) delivers a better cure rate than treating cows during lactation. Remember: hygiene at drying off is absolutely crucial – what you do now will have an impact on udder health in 2017. Replacement heifers: the future The management of replacement heifers is the ‘Achilles heel’ of most dairy farms. First things first: weigh your weanling heifers and your in-calf heifers now to see how they compare with the targets.Then, act on the results.The milk yield of first calvers on many dairy farms is substantially below their genetic potential for milk yield, percentage fat and protein because they are below target at most stages in their lifetime. The target weights are as follows:

Less than 10% of the animals should be below average. Heifers suffer on most farms at this time of year. They are left to ‘run around’, cleaning up bad pastures, either at home or, particularly, on off-farm blocks.There are only 100-140 days to calving. At an expected weight gain of 0.75kg per day, you need 100 days to put on 75kg. Will that bring her to target? Remember the last three to four weeks before calving do not count for weight gain as the animal’s intake is way below normal and she diverts most feed into calf growth. Animals that far exceed the target weight should be managed carefully, as exceptionally heavy heifers are slow to go back in calf and perform badly in their second and subsequent lactations. Therefore, separate out and feed to maintain weight, rather than gain more weight: • Look at your weanling replacement heifers. • Light heifers will not come bulling at the beginning of the breeding season. • Target bulling weight is 320-340kg. If you start bulling on May 1, then they have 180 days to put on adequate weight Use Table 1 to plan your meal feeding strategy for your weanlings. Silage of 70 per cent DMD will put on 0.41kg per day, and for every 1 per cent change in DMD the weight gain will change 0.034kg (approx) per day. 1kg and 2kg of meal will give 0.25kg and 0.4kg weight gain per day, respectively.Weanlings should be fed to gain at least 0.5kg per head per day. Some will have to gain more to catch up At grass next spring, they should gain 0.75kg (60 days of March and April multiplied by 0.75 = 45kg) Light weanling heifers will be less than 200kg on November 1 and therefore should be fed 2kg meal (16-18 per cent P) with 70 per cent DMD silage, from now to exit from house on March 1st.Weanlings weighing 200-240kg must be fed 0.5-1.0kg meal/day for the winter. Animals greater than 240kg, strictly speaking, will not need any meal with good silage. But it would be advisable to feed 1kg/hd/day until January as the conversion rate is very good; but they should not gain more than 0.7kg/hd/day.

South Kilkenny 14.2 5.57 4.52 1.5 3 464


Comments: Grange, Co. Waterford • Feeding 6kgs Dry Matter of bale silage. • Feeding the silage after the morning milking. • 80% of the land has been grazed and closed. South Kilkenny • Cover dropped below 500 so the cows are now housed full-time. • Freeze branding heifers this week. • Milking 135 cows on silage and 3kg of meal.

The last rotation The last rotation is coming to a finish. The main objective of the last rotation is to set the farm up for grazing in spring.The secondary objective is to keep grass in the cows’ diet as long as practically possible.This autumn, growth and ground conditions have been excellent. But do not forget the main objective – to provide feed for next spring. Normally 60-70% of the farm should be closed during October and not regrazed. This year should be no different.When cows are housed (about mid-November) the heaviest covers will be about 1,400kg DM/ha. This is an ideal cover for grazing but do not graze it. It is needed for next spring. Continuing to graze out these covers in November will leave farms short in spring. The last thing you want is to be buying extra meal in spring because paddocks were grazed bare in November.You need to think twice about every paddock you graze in November. IMPORTANT EVENT Teagasc Beef Seminar A Teagasc Beef Seminar will take place in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8.00 p.m. Darren Carty, Irish Farmers Journal, will discuss the Outlook for Beef in 2017; Mervyn Parr,Teagasc, will report on the findings of the National Suckler Herd Survey and Michael Fitzgerald, Teagasc, will speak about Safe Cattle Handling. All are welcome.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016



Harvest 2017. Crop of emerging winter oats near Tallow ringed by late autumn colours on the way to Harvest 2017.

[John O’Mahony]

Glanbia October milk price up 2cpl to 28cpl GLANBIA will pay its member suppliers 28 cent per litre (cpl) including VAT for October manufacturing milk supplies. This price is inclusive of a 1 cpl Glanbia Co-operative Society support payment to its members. Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has increased its base price by 2 cpl to 27 cpl including VAT for manufacturing milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein.

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society has decided to pay its members a support payment of 1.0 cpl (including VAT) for October manufacturing and liquid milk supplies. Henry Corbally, Glanbia Chairman, said that the Board will continue to monitor markets on a monthly basis. While welcoming the recent recovery, he cautioned that dairy markets re-

main fragile due to a number of uncertainties in the global environment. GLANBIA ADVANCE PAYMENT (GAP) SCHEME In June, Glanbia Co-operative Society launched a €50 million “Glanbia Advance Payment” (GAP) Scheme to provide interest-free cash flow support to member suppliers in periods

when milk prices are weak. Participation in this voluntary scheme has allowed members draw down interest-free cashflow support from the GAP Scheme when the monthly market price for milk was below a “price trigger”, set by the Board of the Coop. For the 2016 Scheme, the price trigger was set at a GII base price of below 24 cpl (including VAT). The interest-free reim-

Cheaper cattle tags following approval of second supplier vindicates ICSA position against monopoly ICSA has welcomed the announcement by Cormac Tagging that they will be offering cheaper cattle tags to farmers following their approval as an official supplier. ICSA president Patrick Kent said the announcement by Cormac of cheaper tags and free replacement (with terms and conditions) vindicated the ICSA position on competition in tagging. “ICSA is the only farm organisation to have a consistent position opposing monopoly in all businesses impacting on farmers.” Cormac tags have announced a price of €2.68 per new born calf tag set (or €2.30 without the ICBF levy) and they are offering

to replace their tags free of charge for the first year of the contract. “ICSA is delighted to see that a company is prepared to stand over its tags by replacing, free of charge, worn tags that it has supplied. The draconian regime around tag loss puts farmers in a very vulnerable position and ICSA has always believed that replacement tags should be free with certain safeguards to avoid abuse. Free replacement tags will put pressure on all tag manufacturers to improve the durability of tags and we believe that this should become the norm.” “ICSA is also welcoming the new transparency around the ICBF levy which is a voluntary

levy. However, this has been hidden from farmers for years and this is the first time that farmers will have a clear choice in whether to pay it or not.” “Serious questions now must be asked of other farm organisations who put huge effort into opposing competition in tag supply over many years. ICSA stood alone as the only farm organisation that insisted that competition would be good for the farmer. I am calling on other farm leaders to explain why they were so opposed to competition for tags – a position which defied basic economic principles.” “The Department of Agriculture also needs to reflect on why

it has maintained a monopoly position for fourteen years for cattle tags, given that farmers need choice to ensure value for money. Most importantly, it is up to farmers to determine through experience which is the most reliable and durable tag given that it is the farmer who will pay the penalty for tag loss. The closed shop that has operated has been indefensible and answers are required from all who supported it.” “ICSA has resolutely stood up for farmers’ interests on this and the association never bought the line peddled by others that a monopoly was good for farmers.”

bursements to the GAP Scheme will be triggered when the market price recovers to above 30 cpl. Members that have signed up to avail of the 2016 GAP Scheme were paid an interest free cashflow support payment of 2 cpl for all eligible milk supplied in May, June and July, as well as 1 cpl for manufacturing milk supplied in August.

In light of the challenging cashflow situation on dairy farms, the Board has decided to extend the final closing date for applications for the 2016 GAP scheme until 30 November. Members interested in availing of the 2016 Glanbia Advance Payment Scheme should contact the CoOp Shares Office on 058-22241 or their local Farm Development Manager.

READER’S QUERIES Question: I am eager to join GLAS 3. The only thing holding me back is that I have commonage and currently don’t have any sheep. I got out of sheep a few years back as the years were catching up on me and the legs aren’t what they used to be. My neighbour joined GLAS last year but he had to sign up to have a minimum number of sheep on the holding by the end of December this year. If I apply to join GLAS will I have to have a set number of sheep on my holding by the end of the year? Can you please advise? Answer: Commonage will give you priority access to GLAS as a Tier 1 applicant.You will however have to carry sheep or other suitable mountain grazing animal on the holding.You will have to meet a minimum stocking density relative to your commonage share by the end of December 2017.Your neighbour may be able to assist you with day to day management activities when you have your flock.You should discuss your options with a GLAS planner. I trust this will clear things up for you. Tip of the Week: GLAS 3 is now open. Reminder, the closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 15th December, 2016.


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His Eye Is On The Sparrow - A Concert of Sacred Arias & Songs (and CD Launch) at Mount Melleray Abbey, Sunday, November 20th, 3 p.m. Special Guest: Most Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan DD. A unique and beautiful treat is in store for all lovers of Sacred Music, on Sunday, 20th November, at 3 p.m,. in the historic setting of Mount Melleray Abbey, Co. Waterford. Christina O’Flynn (Mezzo Soprano) accompanied by Marion Ingoldsby (Piano) and the 60 member Déise Singers (under the musical direction of Fiona Tobin), will perform a concert with the theme of Mercy at its heart. Christina, a native of Cork, moved to Mount Melleray ten years ago, having trained in Cork, Rome and London. She sings at the abbey every Sunday and is delighted that Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, (Waterford & Lismore), will launch her new CD. The concert marks the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, on the feast of Christ the King. Tickets are €10 (all proceeds go to the monastery) and are available from the Reception at Mt. Melleray Abbey – 058 54404, Barron’s Bakery, Cappoquin and Irwin’s Megavision, 10, St. Mary’s St., Dungarvan. Early booking is advised.

A Street Cat Named Bob Review by Bill Tubbritt


November 20 – 26 Aries March 20th – April 19th

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

Gemini ACROSS 1 An extremely cruel act (8) 5 Offer for sale from a slot machine (4) 9 Greek letter corresponding to S (5) 10 Anagram of LAURENT and NEUTRAL (7) 11 Obstructed (7,2) 14 An oblong block of iron from a smelting furnace (3) 15 One of the features of personal presentation (9) 18 Scots form of our (3) 19 The winning side in the Wars of the Roses (9) 20 Daisy Hawkins was the original name of _ Rigby (7) 22 Channing _ , American actor and dancer (5) 24 A variety of wine (4) 25 A container used for long slow cooking (8) DOWN 1 Historical and cultural region in eastern France (6) 2 21 Colloquial term for a small child (3,3) 3 Fictional location off the west coast of Ireland of Father Ted’s home (6,6) 4 Word that can be tacked on the front of RENT, RID and SO to form other words (3) 6 The items need for a particular purpose (9) 7 The state of being old and weak (6) 8 _ shock, type of allergic reaction that is often lifethreatening (12) 12 The quality of being different (9) 13 James _ , knighted inventor best known for his vacuum cleaners (5) 16 A person who inherits jointly (6) 17 Bring about or arriving to the minute (6) 21 See 2 23 Brand of mild antiseptic introduced in 1918 (1,1,1) SOLUTION

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

HE wider you spread your net and the more you sell your ideas now, the more successful these are likely to be. Others will jump on the band wagon with you but that can only help you now.


STUNNING week for romance in which you and your lover become so wrapped up with each other the rest of the world will hardly exist. Financial joint ventures will succeed now too. N important appliance will go phut this week and this will cost you time and trouble but never mind, you will have such a good time on Saturday that troubles will quickly vanish.


HE area of your life that is devoted to fun, sun and romance will remind you that there’s more to life than work and drudgery. Children will bring a smile to your face.


BATTLE between you and the older members of your family could brew up on Tuesday and maybe this is needed to clear the air and allow everyone to express their point of view.


EHICLES are a wonderful thing when they go but expensive hunks of metal when they don’t! If you don’t want your chariot to let you down, check out potential problems.


IDING your light under a bushel will get you nowhere, so whether you need recognition at work or understanding from a lover, speak out now. A neighbourhood party would be fun.


HIS is your time of the year, so take time out to re-evaluate your progress and to make fresh plans for your future. Your finances are improving, so treat yourself.




PART from a slight feeling of depression on Wednesday, there is not much to disturb your peace. It would be a good idea to clear out some overstuffed cupboards and repay debts.

HARISMATIC or what! You are so

incandescent that you can attract love, money, November success – and probably even fleas – in abundance. 22nd – December 21st If there’s something you want, go for it.


N unexpected upheaval in your workplace on Tuesday will set you back but Wednesday January 20th – signals a better time ahead. You need to make a February 18th few adjustments now, that’s all.




OU are forging ahead nicely at work but could be overdoing it. A short break or a day off will help you to recharge your batteries and to achieve more in the long run.

February 19th – March 19th

bond between James and Bob was portrayed in a stronger way in the book.The movie seems to have only been successful in portraying Bob as a novelty busking act that attached attention when they played together. Yes James did give the Vet his week’s food money when Bob was injured and Bob was definitely there with some sympathetic purring when James was recovering from going cold turkey. But still left the back story a little shy for me. Overall, it’s a nice movie with a nice story that will have you smiling as James does seem like a genuinely nice guy who deserved a break in life. Rating 2.5/5.



December 22nd – January 19th

WHEN James Bowen met Bob the cat he was a down on his luck drug addict who found himself homeless living on the dangerous streets of inner city London. James’ only form of income came from busking on the streets with his only possession in the world which was his guitar. Things were going from bad to worse for James at this stage of his life and he was surely heading for a premature death if it wasn’t for the intervention of his support worker who got him off the streets and into his own accommodation on the promise that he would go clean from drugs and try to get his life back on track. It is from here where the story begins its feel good factor and things quickly change for James when an injured ginger cat wonders into his life and changes it forever. This movie is, of course, from James Bowen’s own best-selling book of the same name. I have not read the book so I cannot judge how well it has been converted from pages to the big screen. Although I’m sure the friendship and



Review by Bill Tubbritt

ARRIVAL is not you normal alien sci-fi movie, writer Eric Heisserer has done a great job at putting a completely new and refreshing take on most of its predecessors. If you are expecting to see lots of high budget Independence Day style special effects and a gung-ho shoot first ask questions later response from a human race under the threat of distinction, then I’m afraid you will be picking the wrong movie. Instead you will be getting what many would expect a realistic and very well thought out interpretation of our approach to an alien invasion. When 12 mysterious alien ships arrive on earth and take position in different locations around the world, nobody can understand who they are and why they are here. The US Government assemble an elite team to board the alien craft in an effort to communicate with the strange visitors and learn there intensions.The team assigned to the job is led by Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) who spend a lot of time trying to learn the aliens’ very complicated form of communication. The super power countries of the world are growing more impatient by the minute and this threatens to snowball into a world war in this race against time to learn the aliens’ true in-

tensions. The movie draws you in with a gripping storyline and some very strong acting performances particularly from Amy Adams. The aliens look realistic, just like you would expect these days, maybe a little bit too much of a stereotypical cartoon alien type but definitely it works. Although it’s quiet an enjoyable movie to watch, I’m still left feeling the detailed breakdown process of the alien language decryption may have made the movie feel like it was a little slow to progress at times. But don’t let that put you off. Rating 4/5

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Children of the Revolution Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan, Saturday, 26th November at 8.00 p.m. CHILDREN of the Revolution is a unique concert series which brings together traditional musicians and singers from throughout Ireland who are descended from men and women involved in the 1916 Easter Rising. Supported by the Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council it features four County Waterford performers. The line-up is a must for lovers of traditional music, song and history. The concert explores and celebrates the rich cultural legacy of Irish traditional music and song, aspects of our culture which were foremost on the minds of the political leaders of 1916. Performers include Clodagh Kelly, Kilmanahan on fiddle and harp, along with Tramore sisters Jana & Rebecca McCarthy Kent on flute and fiddle.The concert will also feature traditional songs of revolution including original songs written to commemorate the 1916 Rising from Cúl na Smear’s Michéal Marrinan and Wexford singer Aileen Lambert. Each of the performers will share their own personal connections to 1916 and the role that their relatives played. Special guests on the evening will be schoolchildren from the County who will perform songs of 1916 such as All Around my Hat, The Foggy Dew and Óro ‘Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile. The project is devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert who have worked on a variety of traditional music & song projects in recent years, with the support of the Arts Council and in partnership with the National Library of Ireland. These include The 1916 Song Project earlier this year, which involved nine singers composing new songs of 1916 in the traditional style, a number of which will be included in the concert. Tickets €10/€8 concession will be available on the door or phone 087-7552593/087-6470247 to book. For more information see or find us on facebook.

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Have you got what it takes to beat the Kube Solas Cancer Support Centre proudly presents

For the Solas Cancer Support Centre The Park Hotel Friday, 3rd March THE Solas Cancer Support Centre is seeking contestants who wish to test their skill to the limit, as part of a fun and exciting fundraising initiative - the Kube. The event will be based on the concept of the popular ITV show and will see contestants tackle a variety of tasks involving speed, memory, skill and technique. The Solas Cancer Support Centre is seeking 36 men and women of all ages from Co. Waterford and across South East to take on the Kube challenge. Each contestant will enter the KUBE on two occasions at a minimum, with two contestants from each heat progressing to the final 12, and so on until we reach the Final, where four contestants will have the opportunity to take on the KUBE and win €1,000 for a charity or local organisation of the winner’s choice. Dr. Brian Creedon, chair of the Solas Centre explains more “We are really looking forward to hosting our first big event in Co. Waterford. This fun and exciting event will entertain our contestants and supporters alike whilst helping to raise awareness and vital funds to sustain and expand our support services in the Dungarvan region in 2017. For further information or to register your interest in taking part, please or call 051-304604 or email




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The Deise Singers Curtain Call Productions

HIS Eye Is On The Sparrow – A Concert of Sacred Arias & Songs (and CD Launch) at Mount Melleray Abbey on Sunday, November 20th, at 3.00 p.m. Special guest: Most Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, D.D. A unique and beautiful treat is in store for all lovers of Sacred Music, on Sunday, 20th November, at 3.00 p.m., in the historic setting of Mount Melleray Abbey, Co. Waterford. Christina O’Flynn (Mezzo Soprano) accompanied by Marion Ingoldsby (Piano) and the Déise Singers under the musical direction of Fiona Tobin and accompanied by Elaine Ryan, will perform a concert with the theme of Mercy at its heart. Christina, a native of Cork, moved to Mount Melleray ten years ago, having trained in Cork, Rome and London. She sings at the abbey every Sunday and is delighted that Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, (Waterford & Lismore), will launch her new CD. The concert marks the close of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, on the feast of Christ the King. The Deise Singers are delighted to be part of this wonderful occasion, and are busy rehearsing the chosen pieces for the event. Our musical director Fiona and accompanist Elaine are diligent in their efforts in striving

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Christina O'Flynn (Mezzo Soprano) for perfection, and we are all looking forward to performing in the Abbey. Our contribution will be a mix from the beautiful Ave Maria by Caccini, Beauty of the Earth by John Rutter, Amazing Grace, The Holy City and the wonderful Exsultate Justi by John Williams from Empire of the Sun. Tickets are €10 (all proceeds go to the monastery) and are available from the Reception at Mt. Melleray Abbey – 058 54404, Barron’s Bakery, Cappoquin, and Irwin’s Megavision, 10 St. Mary’s St., Dungarvan. Early booking is advised.

CURTAIN Call Productions Dungarvan is holding auditions for our next production and our 2017 Festival entry, Closer by Patrick Marber, this week. Auditions take place in The Rehearsal Hub this Thursday, 17th November at 8.00 p.m. There are two male and two female roles: Dan, a bored, underachieving journalist; Larry, an ambitious dermatologist; Alice, an enigmatic stripper; and Anna, a divorced photographer, Closer is set in London in the 1990s. Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging, raw look at modern love and betrayal. The play will be staged in Dungarvan at the end of January 2017, and will then be performed in various ADCI festivals around the country in February, March and April. So those auditioning will need to be able to commit to that timeframe and to the travel involved. If you are interested in auditioning, you can contact director Fidelma Meaney on (087) 7673956. Best of luck to all who audition! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and on the local papers for details of the cast announcement.


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FROZEN SING-A-LONG (G) 108 mins. D I G I TA L ! SUNDAY, 20th NOVEMBER, @ 1.30 p.m.



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THE ACCOUNTANT (15A) 128 mins.


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MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS Thursday, 24th November, at 8:30 p.m. MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people: An ENTREPRENEUR whose business empire comes under siege by powerful bureaucrats, a TEENAGE GIRL mired in the misery of a broken home, A YOUNG MAN forced to choose between his girlfriend and his grandmother; a beautiful SINGER torn apart by the pursuit of two men and an ailing FILM STAR who gets embroiled in a bizarre kidnapping. Over the course of one day, their lives will change forever. 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 Moscow Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, 22nd November. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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I am Bolt – with Live Red Carpet Premier Broadcast Monday, 28th November, at 7:30 p.m. Fastest man alive races on to screens Usain Bolt is a globally adored icon. He is a man who defines athletics, transcends sport and embodies his homeland, a man whose signature lightning pose has become a symbol of inspiration for generations now and to come. He is a man we know from the track - his focus, his smile, his winning and now I Am Bolt lets us see the real man behind the Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals for the very first time. 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 I Am Bolt Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, 22nd November. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Work continues on St. Mary’s windows THE conservation and repair of the beautiful stained glass windows of St. Mary’s Church in Dungarvan continues under the supervision of Stefan Oidtmann whose company in Cologne has been carrying out the restoration and protection work. Stefan returned to Dungarvan with his son last weekend and started his twelve hour day at 7.00 a.m. on Monday last. The work of preserving and removing the stained glass panels continues during the week and when the three selected windows are stabilised against damage, they will be removed and transported to the Oidtmann Glass Studios Glasmerei Oidtmann, in Linnich, Northern Germany, near Cologne next to the border with Netherlands and Belgium. The company is highly experienced in this work being almost 160 years old and in its fifth generation of the family. The Oidtmann company is the oldest in stained glass restoration in Germany. They have worked successfully in America, Japan

and many countries around Europe. Stefan’s company does not confine itself to restoration, but also fabricates new windows as well as making and restoring mosaics. “We go where we are needed,” says Stefan. “This year we worked in Austria and Belgium and all over Germany as well as in several churches in Ireland including St. Bartholemew’s Church near the American Embassy in Dublin. “We have been working also on the restoration of the magnificent windows in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford after the fire which ruined the church in 2009,” says Stefan. He refers to the fifteen feet tall windows made by Harry Clarke, a leading Irish artist in the early 20th century, which were left scorched and shattered beyond recognition following the devastating Christmas morning fire. Stefan and his team will install the last of the stained glass windows there before the end of the year. “Our company has done

most of the technical work there as we are experts in this field. The stained glass was produced by Irish and French artists and now it is up to us to install them properly.” When re-instated, the stained glass in St. Mary’s will have a brass frame around each one to stabilise them as the lead frame gets soft in the course of the years and sometimes the solder joints get damaged. “Our isothermal system of glazing will also protect the painted surface of the glass. We will install this special panel where the glass now occupies and when the windows come back restored, they will be installed on the inside, with a gap between them to deal with condensation. This will ensure that when there is condensation, it will occur on the inside of the special outer glass panel, ensuring no paint loss.” Stefan and his craftsmen love to work in Ireland ‘because the Irish people always say thanks for our work and that does not happen everywhere’. The three windows being

worked on at St. Mary’s are: Our Lady's Window,The Crucifixion to the right and the small Rose Window dedicated to The Sacred Heart at the top in the centre. This work will result in fully repaired, weather proofed, properly supported panels, behind new internally ventilated protective glazing. These three have been chosen to complete the five windows on the wall behind the high altar and side altars – the east wall. “Thank you for your continuing generosity to this work which will continue over a number of years,” Canon William Ryan, Parish Priest of St. Mary’s told his parishioners in last Sunday’s Parish Newsletter. “This second phase of the work of repairing and conserving the twenty stained glass windows will cost about €110,000 in all. €80,000 of this is for work on the windows, while the remainder will cover internal and external scaffolding, stonework remedial works, safety supervision and contin-

Pictured at St. Mary’s Parish Church this week are Stefan Oidtmann and his son who are presently working on the restoration of the church’s magnificent stained glass windows. gency costs.” This very necessary work will preserve the windows for several more generations who hopefully

will appreciate this initiative on behalf of our heritage, by Canon Ryan and his supportive parishioners.

Holy Door closes at St. Mary’s AT the conclusion of the 12 noon Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Dungarvan, last Sunday, the Holy Door of Mercy was closed signifying the end of the Year of Mercy which began on the 8th December last. In Rome next Sunday, Pope Francis will declare a formal end to the Year of Mercy when he closes the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica signifying the end of the Jubilee Year.

Very Rev. Canon William Ryan is pictured with Rev. John Harris, C.C., and Altar Servers at the closing of the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan last Sunday.

It is estimated that over 20 million people participated in the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy at the Vatican – and a billion people may have participated in churches worldwide. The opening of the door was meant to symbolically illustrate the idea that the Church’s faithful are offered an “extraordinary path” toward salvation during the time of Jubilee. Pilgrims who

walked through the Holy Door were able to receive a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. The Holy Door, just closed, was a visible sign of the Jubilee of Mercy, a year where the faithful learned “once again” that the fate of the world is not in the hands of men, “but in the mercy of God.”

Some of the people who attended 12 noon Mass in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan last Sunday join Canon William Ryan, P.P., and Rev. John Harris, C.C., at the formal closing of the Holy Door.



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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

23rd Annual Forde’s Daybreak Winter League

Huge numbers sign up for Round One of Winter League Mark Shalloe, Micheal Gee, Shane Flavin and David Phelan signed up and ready for road at the 23rd annual Forde's Daybreak winter league

Marathon team leader Noel Hogan receives a presentation from coach Irene Clarke at the recent Dublin city marathon in thanks for all his efforts with his marathon long run team.

Vincent O'Donovan is presented with a memento by Irene Clarke in thanks for all his work with the marathon groups.

James Veale is presented with a memento by Irene Clarke on behalf of the club for his work with the Dublin Marathon groups.

ROUND 1 of the 2016/17 23rd Annual Forde's Daybreak Winter League saw a huge turn-out of runners last Wednesday evening at Dungarvan Sports Centre. The Winter league will continue for 13 more nights, 6 before Christmas and 7 after Christmas with a two week break over the festive season. The weather last week was absolutely ideal, with no wind or rain and hopefully now this trend will continue each night of this year's league. A great crowd of over 200 took on the 5.2 mile long course last Wednesday evening. Going through the results it is great to see a lot of new comers to the league taking on the 5.2 league route. As usual for the winter league, the first night was a mass start with all runners going off at the same time. From week 2, the handicap system will kick in. First home on the night was Mossie Keogh in 31.04, closely followed by Marc Flavin 31.09. The next two finishers, T. J. Crotty ran 32.58 and Sean Stilwell 33.10. First lady was Kate Veale in 36.05 finishing 11th overall followed by Joanne O'Neill 39.24. Third lady on the night was Donna Hallahan 42.18. Another feature of the first night of the league was the large number of runners taking part that had run the Dublin marathon recently. It is great to see them back in action so quickly. Well done to all who completed the long course last week. Remember to spread the word about the winter league and we can all help each other to keep fit and healthy over the winter months. MANY FIRST TIMERS ON SHORT ROUTE The short route of this year’s league proves to be very exciting with so many new faces joining up to take on the challenge of the short route. For the first week of this year's league we had perfect conditions and with a mass start on the night, the first to cross the finish line was Mark Nugent in a fast time of 16.14 followed by Aonghus O'Raghnaigh 17.28 and in 3rd place home was Brian Phelan in 17.53. Well done to the top 3 home. Rosaleen Curran lead the ladies home in 22.06 finishing 12th overall. Jean Beresford was 2nd lady finisher in a time of 22.19. Well done to each and every runner who got through the first night and remember there is a long way to go and aim to slowly improve. It is important to feel comfortable during the run and as you are coming near the finish line you can increase the pace and finish your run with a push. Best of luck to all tonight and why not bring as friend along. DR. ANITA GLEESON CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC SPONSORS LEAGUE Dr. Anita Gleeson BSc, MSc, DC is a Registered Chiropractor working from Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic, Alternative Health Centre, Main Street Dungarvan. Anita has kindly donated a voucher for treatment in Dungarvan Chiropractic Clinic which will be awarded each week of the winter league. Every second week it will go to either the

short route or the long route. Week 1 was the turn of the short route with the winner of the voucher being Richie Power. Our thanks to Anita for this kind donation to the league and she can be contacted for appointments on 058-44299. Chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of problems relating to muscles, bones and ligaments of the body. LEAGUE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7.15 EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING Please note that because of the volume of runners each week taking part in the league we must from this week onwards close registration for new runners at 7.15 p.m. If your coming along for the first time we ask you to be down before 7.15 p.m. as those arriving after this time will not be able to register. Also we ask all runners to please abide by all the rules including the wearing of a high viz reflective running bib and to take direction from the stewards so that it’s safe and enjoyable for everyone. TONIGHT’S ROUND 2 OF THE WINTER LEAGUE - PLEASE NOTE STARTING SYSTEM 1. Last week was a mass start but from tonight on, the league kicks in properly with everybody heading off at different times. There will be 1 minute interval between each group of runners tonight. Your starting time tonight will be based on the slowest time last week which means that the fastest person last week will be the last to head off tonight and the last people to head off will be trying to catch as many people as they can and those that headed off first will be trying not to get caught by those behind them. 2. When you arrive at the centre tonight, go to the desk upstairs if you have registered already for the league and have a chipped number. If you need to get a number and are registering for the first time you will stay on the ground floor and go the desk in the room on your left as you enter the building, if you have paid for the series in full you don't have to register at all just go off at your time posted with your name on the starting times chart. 3. Clock will start at zero at 7.20 p.m. sharp - it’s up to you to be there on time for your start. 4. If you need to get a number tonight it’s €8 for non-members and €7 for members. 5. If you have a number its €3 for non-members and €2 for members. 6. When you have registered, go down to the hall and locate your starting time for tonight. Whatever time is beside your name that is your starting time for tonight. If it says 2.00 that means when the clock reads 2 minutes you must start running, if it says 7 it means that when the clock reaches 7 minutes you must start running. 7. New Comers - Running for the first time tonight on the short course will leave at 5 minutes and new comers running the long course for the first time will leave at 10 minutes. Runners will be left off in 1 minute intervals between 0 and 10 minutes. 8. All runners must register up-

Ted O'Leary crossing the Abbeyside junction during round 1 of the 23rd annual Forde's Daybreak winter league stairs each night-even those that have paid up for the full league. 9. With a huge amount of runners at the league, it’s important that you are at the front door when it’s your time, we will not be able to adjust the results for those that miss their starting time. 10. There will be a clock in the main hall and when it's coming near your starting time you go to the front door where there will be another big clock, when your starting time is on the clock at front door you head off. You must go at the allocated starting time; failure to do this will distort your result. 11. Leave your watch and keys in the box provided at registration. REFLECTIVE BIBS Rule number 1 in the winter league is that you must wear a reflective bib, many last week luminous jackets and running tops on but these are not enough they MUST be reflective, runners will not be permitted to run without a proper reflective bib, no exceptions. FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE HALL OF FAME LEAGUE WINNERS LONG COURSE SHORT COURSE 1994 Johnny Clarke 1998 Ann & Catriona Bennett 1995 Eoin O’Riordan 1999 Eilis Ni hAodha 1996 Philip Harty 2000 Shane Power 1997 Michael Bennett 2001 Geoff Bullen 1998 Gerry Cantwell 2002 Jennifer Ui Dhuibhir 1999 Tony Shalloe 2003 P.J. Curran 2000 Stephen Curran 2004 Cordelia Burke 2001 Dan Dineen 2005 Collette Bannon 2002 Norma Wall 2006 Liam Budds 2003 Pat Dunford 2007 Angeline Drennan 2004 Tony Shalloe 2008 Carolyn Byrne 2005 Pat Dunford 2009 John Foley 2006 Brigid Coffey 2010 Kelly Cantwell 2007 Michael Dunford

James Whelan on the Waterford Green way last Wednesday evening in round 1 of the 23rd annual Forde's Daybreak winter league 2011 Damien Casey 2008 Tom Scanlon 2012 Tony Ferncombe 2009 Bernard Walsh 2013 Eamonn Flavin 2010 Kevin Hickey 2014 Gerry Cummins 2011 Sinead Moore 2015 Jason O'Riordan 2012 James O’Donnell 2016 Tony Hamilton 2013 James O’Donnell 2014 Alice Fitzgerald 2015 Paul McGrath 2016 Tony Ferncombe.

REFLECTIVE BIBS It is a condition of the winter league that all runners wear reflective bibs or jackets. Some runners are wearing luminous bibs which are not reflective which means that you are not visible to traffic. Each bib must have reflective strips on it. Those not wearing reflective gear are compromising their own safety and will not be covered by insurance so please get a reflective bib. WINTER LEAGUE TEAM COMPETITION The winter league will also include a team competition. Teams will be comprised of three members and can be all male, all female or mixed. The scoring will be based on the positions of the two best placed members on the team on each night of the league from the normal winter league results. There is no extra charge to register a team. Once you are registered for the winter league, you will be eligible to go on a team. All members of the team need to be registered to run the same course in the league. Anyone who is interested in going on a team, but is new to the league or doesn’t know people to go on a team with, can leave their name and we will help to find a team for them. All teams must be registered before week 5 of the league (i.e. before the end of November 2016). To register a team, email your team name and the three members’ names and winter league numbers to


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West Waterford Athletic Club Training Beginner / Improver Training Group FOLLOWING on from the success of our recent ‘Lets Run’ programme we are building on this and have a new ‘5k to 5 mile’ programme. If you are just starting to run, returning to running or can run for 5k at any pace then this group is for you. If you are currently running the short winter league and feel you want to increase your speed or are struggling to get round then this session will help you to improve. There is a fun, social atmosphere within this group and you will be given plenty of advice and encouragement in a non intimidating environment. Come and give it a try any Tuesday evening or for further information contact Claire on (087) 911 6997. JOHN TREACY DUNGRVAN 10 MILE TRAINING Our next focus as a club is our own 10 mile race on 5th February. Specific training has started and will continue over the winter months building to a peak for race day. The club training plan commences next week and is free of

charge to club members who regularly attend weekly training sessions. If you cannot commit to training every Tuesday night we have introduced a new option for 10 mile training this year. Club members can now avail of the 13 week club training plan and have access to online support and club workouts for a reduced fee of €50. A 3rd option of Individual Training plans, for the 10 mile race or another goal race, and /or coaching support is also available at a reduced rate for club members. Contact Irene for further details. Club training for both groups started on Tuesday, 8th November and for the winter we change our base to the Leisure Centre of The Park Hotel. Registration is from 6.10 pm and once you have registered you can do your own warm up inside in the studio so that we can get on the road by 6.30 pm. If you are not a club member you are more than welcome to come

along and try a session before committing to club membership. If you join now your membership covers you until the end of 2017. A nominal fee of €3 applies per session. MUNSTER MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR ST. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE THIS SUNDAY The Munster Juvenile Inter-Club Relays and Masters Cross Country Championships go ahead this coming Sunday at St. Augustine's college. First race commences at 11.30 am. The club has entered both men's and ladies masters team and if you not running you might like to come along and support your club mates who are running for the club in the Munster championships. All masters athletes are asked to be at the venue at 11.30, please note the relays will be run off very quickly. Best of luck to all.

Shane O’Riordan 5th in Munster Cross Country WELL done to young Shane O'Riordan on his fifth place finish in the Munster Junior Cross Country held on Limerick race course last Sunday. Shane ran superbly well on the

day, it was a great day all round for the club at the championships in the uneven ages category and the weather conditions were excellent. All results can be viewed in this week’s juvenile notes.

Terri Gough 100 Marathons 1991 - 2016 Shane O'Riordan who ran a terrific 5th place in the Junior men's.

Michael Roche Carpet Series - Race 2

SERT to benefit from Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Turket Trot ON Sunday, November 27th the 8th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. All proceeds from this year's event will go to SERT South East Radiotherapy Trust.

A special presentation was made to Terri Gough by club members Fiona Ormonde and Michelle Cunningham to mark the occasion of Terri becoming the first West Waterford athletic club member to run 100 marathons.

The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 12 noon. If you would like further information or would like a sponsorship card for the event contact Padraig on 086-1054012 or email

A NEW first for the club was achieved back in August of this year when the ever green Terri Gough became the very first club member to achieve the completion of 100 marathons. What a remarkable achievement for a remarkable lady, Terri a native of Rathgormack has been in our club since its foundation 24 years ago and she is a household name in marathon running around the country and is known and loved by all. Her talents doesn't stop at marathon running as she also has achieved a remarkable number of national titles on the track, indoors and out and also at cross country running. Indeed, the number of national medals held by Terri goes into the hundreds. The club made a very special and deserving presentation to Terri at our Dublin City Marathon function recently. Congratulations again Terri and here's to the next 100.!!! Terri Gough's Marathon 100 list. 1.04/1991 London 2.11/1991 New York 3.04/1992 London 4.09/1992 Berlin 5.10/1992 Dublin 6.04/1993 London 7.09/1993 Berlin 8.10/1993 Dublin 9.04/1994 London 10.04/1994 Malta 11.09/1994 Amsterdam 12.10/1994 Dublin 13.04/1995 London 14.04/1995 Rotterdam

15.10/1995 16.04/1996 17.04/1996 18.10/1996 19.10/1996 20.04/1997 21.10/1997 22.12/1997 23.04/1998 24.10/1998 25.12/1998 26.04/1999 27.10/1999 28.11/1999 29.04/2000 30.10/2000 31.04/2001 32.10/2001 33.12/2001 34.04/2002 35.10/2002 36.11/2002 37.04/2003 38.10/2003 39.12/2003 40.04/2004 41.10/2004 42.11/2004 43.04/2005 44.10/2005 45.11/2005 46.04/2006 47.10/2006 48.11/2006 49.04/2007 50.10/2007 51.04/2008 52.05/2008 53.10/2008 54.11/2008 55.04/2009 56.10/2009 57.11/2009

Dublin London Boston Athens Dublin London Dublin Honolulu London Dublin Barbados London Dublin Lanzarote London Dublin London Dublin Barbados London Dublin Lanzarote London Dublin Barbados London Dublin Lanzarote London Dublin Lanzarote London Dublin Lanzarote London Dublin London Budapest Dublin lanzarote London Dublin Lanzarote

58.04/2010 London 59.09/2010 Dingle 60.10/2010 Dublin 61.11/2010 Lanzarote 62.09/2011 Dingle 63.10/2011 Dublin 64.11/2011 Lanzarote 65.04/2012 Connemara 66.06/2012 Waterford 67.09/2012 Dingle 68.10/2012 Dublin 69.05/2013 Kildare 70.06/2013 Waterford 71.09/2013 Dingle 72.10/2013 Dublin 73.04/2014 Connemara 74.06/2014 Waterford 75.09/2014 Dingle 76.10/2014 Dublin 77.04/2015 Connemara 78.05/2015 Limerick 79.06/2015 Waterford 80.06/2015 Lakes of Killarney 81.09/2015 Dingle 82.09/2015 Tullaroan 83.10/2015 Galway Bay 84.10/2015 Dublin 85.11/2015 Six Mile Bridge 86.02/2016 Clonakilty 87.03/2016 Tralee 88.03/2016 Roundwood Wicklow 89.04/2016 Listowel 90.04/2016 Connemara 91.04/2016 Royal canal run Longford 92.05/2016 Great Limerick Run 93.05/2016 Lakes of Killarney 94.05/2016 Clare Burren 95.06/2016 Tullaroan 96.062016 Portumna 97.06/2016 Waterford 98.07/2016 Tralee 99.07/2016 Rhode.Co Offaly 100.08/2016 East Cork

Waiting list for John Treacy Dungarvan 10 now in operation Pictured at the recent launch of the 8th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Old Parish Turkey Trot. Left to right: “Cormac the Turkey,” Patrick Curran, Waterford senior hurling star; Ger Duhig and Johnn Curran, Cleanzone Technology Ltd. (sponsor).

WE have for this first time ever set up a waiting list for the John Treacy Dungarvan 10, as you now know the race is full with 2,500 entries now received, but through myrunresults our chip timing experts if you didn't manage to get your entry in on time you can register your interest to go on the race waiting list, if a number becomes available it can be transferred to another runner, you need to go to the club website and click, on line entries on home page, this will open an entry to you to register for the waiting list.



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West Waterford Golf Club Club Singles kindly sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy. Richard Ronayne, winner Pat Murray (sponsor), Pat Murphy, runner-up and Dermot Drohan, Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB Tel. Office 058-43310, Fax. 058-44113, Pro Shop 058-44707. Bar/Restaurant Tom Daly Catering 087 2680597 Timesheets online at Email: SPARE a thought for our popular impromptu piano player Eamon Keane. Having enjoyed a fantastic round of 41 points, Eamon went to pay for a round of drinks at a local hostelry with the local Pro and pulled the scorecard from his pocket instead of cash. Amid some laughing (not from Eamon), Eamon’s face went from horror to dismay to resignation. To add insult to injury, Eamon’s handicap gets cut and worse still, the barman wouldn’t accept the card as payment. A lesson for all of us, the scorecard is the bible and must be correctly and promptly returned. Well done to Mathew Lynch who was the worthy winner of the Liam Rossiter, Finest Quality Meats sponsored Turkey or Ham 9 holes. Players took to the course this week to represent their teams in the first round of the Deise Golf World sponsored Gents Winter League. Full results will be displayed in the Gents Locker Room. The League continues next week and we’d like to thank players for

their participation and thank Graham Nagle for his continued support. The next Ladies Get Into Golf Scramble takes place this Sunday, 20th at 2 p.m. assemble before 1.45 for the draw. A Fun Social Scramble takes place on Sunday 27th November and all members are welcome to take part, ladies, gents, beginners, juniors. Book online, draw for partners at 1 p.m. Shotgun start 1.30 p.m. €5 entry, see you there. DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB GOES TO THE DOGS Following on from the most successful outing last year the Social Committee has arranged another fun night out to Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium for Friday, 25th November. Come and enjoy a social night with members and guests and try and win some money. Cost €30 includes: Admission and Racecard, Finger Platter Meal, One Free Bottle Beer or Glass of Wine, Transport

LISMORE GOLF CLUB Phone 058-54026. MEN’S RESULTS Monday, 7th to Saturday, 12th November 12 hls Singles Stableford Turkey Ham Competition Sponsored By: Pat Morrissey 1st Craig Scotton (19) 32 pts; 2nd P.J.Coughlan (8) 28 pts B6; 3rd Richie Ormond (12) 28 pts. Sunday 13th November 12 hls Singles Stableford Turkey

Ham Competition Sponsored by: Martin Rafferty 1st Cal Aherne (16) 29 pts; 2nd Dan Howard (27) 28 pts B6; 3rd Liam O’Keeffe (11) 28 pts. FIXTURES Thursday, 17th November at 10.30 am over 60s golf craic and brack. P. J. Coughlan sponsors Monday, 14th to Saturday, 19th No-

West Waterford Golf Club Jean Conway, Lady Captain presents the Golfer of the Year Award to Marie T. Curran. [Sean Byrne/Deise Sport]

by Coach with picks up at The Causeway, Dungarvan Golf Club and Kilmacthomas. Following the last race at 9.45pm there will be a stop on the way home with music and the chance to celebrate your win, drown your sorrows and enjoy the company of members and friends. Return journey will commence at 12.30 am from Kilmacthomas. Sign up on sheet in Foyer and pay your deposit of €10 at the Pro Shop to reserve your place. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS The annual subscription rates for next season due for payment on the 1st October were emailed to all members. If you were not in receipt of an email please contact Irene Lynch Secretary/Manager on or 05843310 with your up to date email address or with any queries you may have. We thank members for making payments already. Thank you for your continued support. SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER INCLUDING GOLF LESSON All of us who play know that Golf offers so much more. Not only is it a hobby for life, it offers a social outlet as well as a healthy lifestyle option. It can be therapeutic as well as fun. New members can avail of an Introductory Offer of just €300 including one complimentary lesson from our resident Professional David Hayes. This offer is for a limited time only. Contact Irene Lynch Secretary/Manager on 058-43310 or for further information or assistance. LADIES RESULTS 16 H Singles Sat. 12th: 1 Aileen

Carroll (24) 34 pts, 2 B. Aherne (16) 33, 3rd Betty O’Brien (12) 32 pts. Tuesday Home Alliance 1st Nov. Winner Cat. 1 M. Fives (18) 38, 2nd B. McCarthy (6) 35, Cat. 2 1st M Fitzgerald (25) 35, 2nd E. Kirwan (22) 34, Cat. 3 R. McDonnell (35) 36, 2 Finola Kelly (32) 28. Saturday Cat. 4 1st B. O’Brien (12) 33, 2nd N. Reynolds (10) 28, CAT. 5 1st M. Phelan (23) 30, 2 K. Phelan (26) 26. GENTS RESULTS Sun. 6th Open Gents Singles: 1 Dermot Aherne (11) Gold Coast 43 pts, 2 Tony O’Sullivan (12) 35, 3 Jim Quinn (22) 34, 4 Ml. Leacy (7) 34, 5 Mossie McNamara (21) 33. CSS 34. Mon. 7th Open Seniors: 1st Sean Power (19) 39pts, 2 Danny MacSweeney (13) 37, 3 Ml. R. Morrissey (16) 36, Best Lady Eileen Cronin (Youghal) (28) 34pts, C SS 36. Wed. Deise Golf World Winter League 9th to 13th Nov. 9th/Thurs. 10th 18H Singles: 1st G. Warde (Cahir) (18) 43 pts, 2 S. Kearney (7) 42, 3 J. Moroney (15) 41, 4 Ml. Ahearn (19) 38, 5 J. Wemyss (13) 38 CSS 38. Fri. 11th/Sat. 12th Singles: 1 Paul Power (21) 43 pts, 2 Tony O’Sullivan (12) 40 pts, Gross Jack Leacy (1) 37, 3 T. C. Curran (12) 38. CSS 38. GENTS ONGOING 9 HOLE Turkey and Ham competition sponsored by Liam Rossiter, Finest Quality Meats, O’Connell Street, Dungarvan. Entry €3 in the Pro Shop. FIXTURES Mon., 14 Nov Open Gents /Ladies 16 Hole Seniors(50+) Singles S/F.

Tues., 15 Nov Ladies 11 Hole S/F. Wed., 16 Nov. Open Gents 16H Singles S/F (Gents Deise Golf World Winter League) Thurs., 17 Nov. Open Gents 16 Hole S/F (Gents Deise Golf World Winter League). Fri., 18 Nov. Gents/Ladies 16H Singles S/F (Gents Deise Golf World Winter League). Sat., 19 Nov. Gents / Ladies 16 Hole S/F (Gents Deise Golf World Winter League) Sun., 20 Nov. Gents 16H Singles S/F (Gents Deise Golf World Winter League) Mon., 21 Nov. Open Gents /Ladies 16 Hole Seniors(50+) Singles S/F. Tues., 22 Nov Ladies 11 Hole S/F + Ladies Home Alliance. SIXTY.COM Results for 9th Nov. 1st John Considine (16) 22, Best Male Robert Hyde (19) 18. Next Competition on 16th Nov. draw for partners at 1.30 p.m. Note that starting time is 1.30 from plus including Wed. 16th November. All Over 60’s are welcome. Christmas Party on 30/11/2016 scramble starts at 10am. YOUNGONES Results 9th Nov. Winner Mary Power (15) 21pts. Next competition Wed., 16th Nov. front 9 12 noon. LADIES COASTAL ALLIANCE Ladies Coastal Alliance next competition Dungarvan Golf Club Thurs., 1st December Tee time 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. LADIES HOME ALLIANCE – DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Round 3 has now been com-

pleted and results are posted in the locker room. Round 4 is scheduled for Tuesday 22nd/Sat., 26th November. LADIES HOME ALLIANCE/LADIES CHRISTMAS EVENT The Home Alliance/ladies Christmas event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 11th December. Weather permitting there will be a fun golf event teeing off at 1.30 p.m., followed by finger food in the clubhouse. Winners of the 4 rounds will be presented with their prizes at this event. This event is open to all ladies, and new members are especially welcome. Further details will follow nearer the date. PROGRESSIVE 45 Winners Tom Curran and Pat Harty, John Considine and Billy Queally. Last 5: Derry Cotter and Geraldine Power. Lucky Table Colm Bannon and Jim Kiersey. Progressive 45 every Thursday night, all are welcome. SOCIAL BRIDGE Friday mornings 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (no partner required), all are welcome. JUNIOR GIRLS Well done to our junior girls who travelled to West Waterford on Sunday to play a fun scramble with girls from West Waterford and Lismore. A fantastic afternoon was had by all and it is great to see the girls making such great progress! Thanks to Niamh for organising. JUNIOR NEWS Any enquiries relating to Junior activities can be directed to Junior Conveynor David Hayes. David can be contacted at 058-44707 or email at

vember 12 hole Singles Stableford turkeys and hams. Tom O’Donovan sponsors Sunday, 20th 12 hole Singles Stableford turkeys and hams. STORY OF THE WEEK With the weather as good as it is it’s not surprising the numbers playing in the turkey competitions. Also with the run that there on the greens we should not be surprised at the scores coming in. Tallow man Craig Scotton off his new handicap and P. J. Coughlan took the first turkey and ham of the week. Cal Aherne and the wiley Dan Howard taking the second turkey and ham made two more households happy. LISMORE LADIES The second round of the League continues with even more fine scoring. Daphne Power keeping the pressure on with a great display of golf and winning this week with 28 pts for 12 holes, 2nd went to Joan

Cahillane who would have been rightly delighted with 27 pts and 3rd went to Patricia Bolger McCarthy with 26 pts on the B6. We are now into round 3 which is now 9 holes. Remember 4 scores out of 6 to count, and you never know when you will be needed, so keep playing ladies. Teams: A: P Bolger McCarthy, J Tobin, L Ní Chonchubhair, C Denn, B Lucey & T McGrath B: D Power, S O'Leary, C Neville, M Ahern, B Condon & M Troy C: K Moynihan, S Denn, M Morrissey, A Henley, A Hurley & J Geary D: F Howard, A Bennett, M M. Murphy, P Fouhy Barry, B Daly & H Leddy E: A Power, H Lucas, M Beecher, E Hornibrook, J Barry & M O'Neill F: J Cahillane, H Farrow, C Dowd, M Moore, U Dowd & J Clancy

Team Placings after 2nd Round: Team F: 193 pts Our Ladies AGM was held on Wednesday, 9th November at 8 pm and it was well attended. Our outgoing Lady Captain JoJo thanked all who had helped her in different ways over the year especially her hard working committee. She then handed over the reigns of the club to incoming Lady Captain Sheila O'Leary who will keep us on the straight and narrow for the coming year. Best of luck to Sheila on the year ahead. The date for our Ladies Christmas Party has been set for Sunday, 11th December. Please keep an eye on the notice board in the clubhouse for further details. The seniors competition is still going ahead on Thursdays at 10.30 am. Willie Henry and Anna Murphy are in charge. Anyone interested please come along, 8 holes - the top field twice,

with tea/coffee and cake afterwards. The ladies section offer their deepest sympathies to our caterer and friend Bernie (Bernadette) Glavin and the O'Rourke family on the recent passing of their mother Mary O'Rourke. RESULTS: Sun., 6th Nov - Sat., 12th Nov 12 Holes S/Ford - Autumn League 2nd Round 1st Daphne Power (12) 28 pts; 2nd Joan Cahillane (14) 27 pts; 3rd Patricia Bolger McCarthy (16) 26 pts B9. FIXTURES: Sun/. 13th Nov - Sat 19th Nov 9 Holes S/Ford - Autumn League 3rd Round Sun., 20th Nov - Sat 26th Nov 9 Holes S/Ford - Autumn League 4th Round Sun., 27th Nov - Sat 3rd Dec 9 Holes S/Ford - Autumn League 5th Round.


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GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB You can contact us by phoning

058-44055 Our email address is: PREMIER BUTCHERS AT DAWN MEATS WINTER LEAGUE WEEK THREE Once again record numbers played in the league this week and we are well ahead of last year in the number of rounds played. The new system is proving popular with members and hopefully we will see the interest maintained until the end of the league in February. It is still too early to see any trends as to which teams are doing well but you can judge for yourselves by checking all the scores on the club app or on the website SPECIAL PRIZES IN THE LEAGUE This year there will be a prize of one dozen golf ball for the leading scorer of the teams who do not win any prize in the league. Any player winning individual prizes in the league do not qualify for this competition. The golf balls are sponsored by a member.

LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2016 Every year we give a week to the Lions Club for their Christmas Appeal and this year this will take place on the week 5th to 11th December. We will also run a raffle in conjunction with the appeal. More details later. MEN’S CLUB AGM The date for the AGM is now fixed for the 14th November at 8 p.m. in the Gold Coast. HAM COMPETITIONS Our very popular ham competitions are back and will run up to Christmas. It will be a 9 hole competition, first five and last four, entry is €3 and 15 players will make up each competition. This competition can be played any time and in conjunction with other competitions. Players winning a ham will have a two point deduction for the remaining ham competitions. 1st Winner: Brian O’Connor. 2nd Winner: Seamus O’Connell.

WEST WATERFORD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343. RESULTS WEEKEND COMPETITION SAT/SUN NOV 13TH/14TH 16 HOLE SFD. 1st: Eddie Fogarty (18) 35pts b8, 2nd: David Condon (7) 35pts b4, 3rd: Robbie Dalton (13) 35pts. TUESDAY TREATS EOY SPECIAL SAT., 12TH NOVEMBER Cat 1: Eddie Fogarty (18) 30pts, 2nd: Percy Walsh (19) 27pts. Cat 2: Brian McNamara (11) 29pts, 2nd: Pat Higgins (12) 28pts. Cat 3: Eamon Power (18) 21pts, 2nd: Declan French (18) 17pts b6. Nearest to Pin: Ray Donnelly, Fintan Gee, Conor French. Longest Drive: Max Quinn. AUTUMN OPEN SINGLES – WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 1st: Noel Murray (21) 34pts. FIXTURES Tues., Nov. 15th – Open 9 hole Tuesday Treats all day. Wed., Nov. 16th – Autumn Open Gents Singles 16 hole Stableford. WLR Hamper Appeal – Thurs. 17th/ Fri. 18th/ Sat. 19th/ Sun., 20th November. Friday, Nov. 18th – Past Captains & Presidents Day Saturday, 19th Nov. – WLR Hamper Appeal Sunday, 20th Nov. – South East Junior Alliance

WINTER RULES As and from last weekend Winter Rules are in play at West Waterford. Bunkers are in play and under a temporary local rule a player may lift a ball in bunker and rake the area underneath before replacing the ball. Until further notice all gents weekend competitions will be played over 16 holes. Please check notice board for holes out of play and for any extra temporary local rules. As in previous years a domestic handicap system will be in place throughout the winter rules period. SEAMUS POWER AT THE OHL CLASSIC Last week saw Seamus playing in the OHL Classic at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba, Mexico. On day one he opened with a 3 under 68 and saw him get up and down five times out of six for par and also make four birdies. On the second day Seamus started on the 10th and had two birdies and two bogeys on his opening nine but came home in 31 with birdies at the 1st and 2nd followed by three on the spin from the 5th. He had a five under 66 for the day and was lying on 8 under par in tied 11th for the tournament. On Saturday he birdied the 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th to go out in 32, then came back in 32


WINTER RATES AT GOLD COAST From now until 24th December the following rates will apply for Green Fees: Monday to Friday: Golf €15 or golf and Carvery lunch for €20. Saturday/Sunday: Golf €20 or golf and Carvery lunch for €25. FIXTURES Monday, 14th Nov./Friday, 18th Nov.: Winter League Week 4. Tuesday, 15th Nov.: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+. Friday, 18th Nov: Open 18 Holes Stableford. Saturday 19th /Sunday, 20th November: Winter League Week 4. RESULTS Friday, 11th November: Friday Open & WL week 3 CSS 38 pts. 1st: Tom White (7) 40 pts Gross: Tommy Long (10) 28 pts. Saturday 12th/Sunday, 13th Nov: Premier Butchers at Dawn Meats WL3, CSS 39 pts:1st: Liam Clancy (17) 45 pts. Cat 0-9: Ger Bagge (5) 43 pts. Cat 10-14: Ian Pericho (12) 43 pts. Cat 15-17: Freddie McGuckian (15) 44 pts. Cat 18+: John McArthur (20) 42 pts. LADIES NOTES Fixtures: 10 Hole Ham Competition. 9 Hole Ongoing for Beginners Mon., 14th Nov. 13 Hole Winter League Rd 3. Results: Rd 2 Winter League 1st: Rosie Murphy (13) 30 pts; 2nd: Helena Fitzgerald (17) 29 pts; 3rd: Ger Hallinan (21) 28 pts. 10 Hole Ham No.1: Ger Hallinan (21) 23 pts. Moorings Bar and Restaurant Winter League: Our 13 hole winter

League kindly sponsored by the Moorings Bar and Restaurant is now in its third round and team scores recorded to date are all basically very close. The continuing favourable weather is having a big impact on the outcome so far with very high individual scores and the re-entry is proving a great success!! The following are the team scores after Round 2: Team B 169 pts Team D 167 pts Team E 161 pts Team C 155 pts Team F 152 pts Team A 150 pts All the top three scorers for each

team can be seen on our website Just check under weekly news. Committee 2016/17: Captain: Ger Hallinan Vice Captain: Anne Keane President: Gillian Cashman Hon. Sec.: Kay Claassen Treasurer: Ruth Hannigan PRO: Breda Conway H/Cap Sec: Teresa Queally Ex Officio: Eilo Fitzgerald Ex Officio: Anne McGrath Margaret Mulhearne Esther McGuckian Bernie Morrissey Marie Hayes Serena Roche

Patricia Doyle New Membership Offers: Golf is a very sociable game and a great way of meeting new people; it is the only game that can be played worldwide without a partner as having your name on a time sheet does that for you!! While many of us will never reach international status, we can still represent our club on a national level or just enjoy club competitions and social golf, with this game there is something for everyone!! Please contact Bob or Mark for the exceptional packages on offer for the end of this season and 2017 on 058-44055.

with further birdies at the 10th, 13th and 14th. This gave the West Waterford man a 64 for the day and saw him on 15 under par for the tournament. Sunday did not go Seamus’ way, but this did not deter him. He fought on and went on to card a round of 76 which saw him finish on 10 under par for the tournament. Well done Seamus on another great performance. MIXED FORTUNES FOR GARY HURLEY Q School can provide a stern test not only for rookie professionals but also for those on the rebound from the various professional tours. Gary Hurley progressed to the final stage in style and was naturally disappointed on shooting a 4 over 74 on the first day at the Tour course in Catalunya on Saturday. The Aglish lad made the perfect response when shooting a 3 under 69 on the tougher Stadium course on Sunday. This puts him back in the frame with two more rounds to go before the top 70 qualifiers progress to the final two rounds. Gary is still learning his trade on the professional circuit and will be the first to admit that this takes time and patience. The Green army at West Waterford is with you all the way as we look forward to a bright future for a rising star. SOUTH EAST JUNIOR ALLIANCE West Waterford plays host to the Alliance on Sunday next, 20th November. Tee is reserved from 10 am to 12.30 pm. WLR LIONS CLUB HAMPER APPEAL This year’s event will run for four days from Thursday 17th to Sunday, 20th November. The format will be singles stableford over 13 holes. Time slots will be available each day subject to booking and re-entry is allowed on alternate days. Your support for this most worthy cause is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a big turnout at the weekend. All proceeds will go to the Hamper

Appeal. WINTER LEAGUE 2017 Details and entry sheets are now posted on the notice board and we would ask members who intend playing to sign up early. This will enable the League committee to sort out teams and make the necessary arrangements. It takes a lot of time and effort to set up the league and your support is vital to its success. Please do not put up your name unless you are willing to play in the qualifying rounds. PAST CAPTAINS AND PRESIDENTS DINNER Owing to the bad weather on Friday last this event has been rescheduled for this Friday, 18th November, at West Waterford GC. Current committee members and team managers are also eligible to attend. 13 hole singles competition from 1 pm – 2 pm. Presentation of prizes and sit down meal in clubhouse at 5.30 pm. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, 30th November. This is your chance to air your views and perhaps come up with some new ideas. We earnestly request all members to attend. FRIDAY NIGHT IS SOCIAL NIGHT AT WEST WATERFORD On Friday nights the bar is remaining open during the coming weeks. A number of events involving club members and guests are being arranged and we can promise something to suit all tastes. SUNDAY LUNCH AT WEST WATERFORD Sunday Lunch at West Waterford continues to be a great success to date and we wish to thank you all for your continued support. Sunday lunch is available between 12.30 pm and 3 pm and you can choose from our varied menu selection. Don’t forget that parties and all

special occasions are catered for in West Waterford. So if you have a party or event coming up why not contact us at 058 43216 for further details or to discuss your party needs. CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS Bookings are rolling in for our Christmas Party Nights. There are still a few spaces remaining for Saturday, 10th December, while Saturday 17th December is fully booked. Whether its family, friends, or just a group from work, ring 058 43216 now to ensure your booking. WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES Ladies Captain's Lunch Competition – 1. Ann Purcell (25) 28 points (count back); 2. Reena McDonnell (35) 28 points; 3. Finola Butler (20) 27 points. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH COMPETITION We wish to thank all the Ladies for supporting this worthy cause in such large numbers. We are delighted to inform you that we have raised over one thousand euro and a cheque for the entire amount is on it way to

Breast Cancer Research. Well done Ladies. WINTER LEAGUE The winter league sheet is in the locker room, please put your name as soon as possible. The first round of the league will commence on 5th December. Teams will be announced at the Ladies Christmas Evening on Sunday, 4th December. LADIES CHRISTMAS EVENING On Sunday, 4th December, sheet on noticeboard in ladies locker room. FIXTURES 13 hole Christmas Competition will commence on Monday 14th – Sunday, 4th December. 9 hole November kindly sponsored by Mary D. French. CLUB JUMPERS For anyone who would like a club jumper, we have a number available in limited numbers and sizes. Please contact Mary Herlihy. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY AGM – November 30th. COASTAL ALLIANCE Christmas outing at Dungarvan GC on Thursday, December 1st.

Gold Coast Golf Club Mens Presentations. Rafael Alvarez, Captain presents the September Gold Medal Award to the winner Conor Clancy. Included is Brian Fahey, Club President. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

West Waterford Golf Club Club Foursomes kindly sponsored by Arachas. Winners Stephen Spillane and Percy Walsh with Dermot Drohan, Club Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

West Waterford Athletic Club Juveniles

More success for West Waterford athletes at Munster Cross Country Championships Day two LIMERICK Racecourse was the venue for Day 2 of the Munster cross country championships where athletes took part in races under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and juniors. The course was one of the toughest our young athletes had to face with very sticky underfoot conditions and testing hills but once again they showed that they were well prepared to compete with the top athletes in Munster and produced some wonderful performances to win individual, team and county medals. BRONZE MEDALS FOR SARAH GAFFNEY, AOIFE O’DONOVAN AND AOIFE LATTIMOE As usual the programme started with the girls under 9 race and even though they are only in their first cross country season they get better with each race. Waterford county finished 3rd in the inter county event and three of the girls scored on the county team. Sarah Gaffney 20th, Aoife O’Donovan 28th and Aoife Lattimore 44th all won their first Munster medals as part of the county team. Líli Hallahan finished 72nd and the club team finished in 6th place. In the boys under 9 race Liam Broderick ran a superb race to finish 13th which was a huge improvement on his race of two weeks ago where he finished 70th in the boys under 10. He was unlucky to miss out on an individual medal by just one place. DAVID GAFFNEY LEADS UNDER 11 BOYS TO SILVER MEDALS Despite running a year out of his age group David Gaffney put in a fantastic performance to finish 3rd in the boys under 11 race a huge improvement on his 31st place of last year. Cal Tutty continues to improve with every race and fresh from his win in last Sunday’s B championships he was next home in 13th place. David Nyhan also stepped up from the under 10 race and finished 25th and Ian Holmes improved seven places from last year to finish 39th and with Darragh O’Regan 54th and Thomas Broderick completed the team which finished second to Bandon A.C. The Waterford county team finished third behind Cork and Clare and David Gaffney, Cal, David Nyhan and Ian were all scoring members of the team. There was a very big field in the under 11 girls race and Grainne Moore was another who put in a big performance. Three weeks ago she ran her first Munster race finishing 70th but this week in her own age group she finished 25th. Next home was Alannah Willans in 63rd place closely followed by Maebh Kiely in 69th with Fiona O’Riordan 98th and Aisling O’Donovan in 107th place. SILVER FOR WWAC’S GIRLS UNDER 13 TEAM Caoimhe Prendergast was another athlete who made a big improvement on last year’s performance when finishing 13th in the girls under 13 race and leading her club and county to Munster medals. Emma Hickey showed they are made of tough stuff in Kilbrien, she was tripped and spiked in the early part of the race but she got back on her feet and finished 17th. Ally Cunningham was next home in 21st place followed by her sister Lia in 34th. Kate Keogh crossed the line in 50th place just ahead of Eve Power in 55th. Angelina Chizhikova 90th and Cathy Ni Sheanlaoich 120th completed the team which finished second behind a very strong

Youghal team. Waterford finished third in the inter-county contest and Caoimhe, Emma Ally, Lia and Kate were all scoring members of the county team. INDIVIDUAL MEDAL FOR TOMMY FENNELL Tommy Fennell was another athlete who was in top form last Sunday and his second place in the boys under 13 race was the best place finish by any Waterford athlete on the day. Conn Willans ran strongly to finish 39th and Ronan Mansfield who missed his own age group three weeks ago finished 41st which was twenty eight places better than last year. Conor Davidson finished 78th and Eoin Kiely 92nd. ANOTHER MUNSTER TITLE FOR WWAC’S UNDER 15 GIRLS The girls under 15 team made it to the top of the podium winning the under 15 club title to add to the under 14 they won last year. Lucy Holmes was first home in 5th place two places up on last year and for good measure ahead of County Champion Una O’Brien. Aine O’Neill who moved up from the under 14 age group put in a great run to finish 14th. Mary Kate Prendergast was next home in 27th and the fourth scorer was Megan Keogh in 44th just two places ahead of Kate Killigrew. Grace Power crossed the line in 53rd place and Aoife O’Brien 73rd and Hannah Hallahan 78th completed the team. The Waterford team finished 3rd and Lucy, Aine and Mary Kate were all scoring members of the team. BRONZE FOR WWAC’S BOYS UNDER 15 TEAM Conor Mullaney underlined the improvement he has made since September with a great run in the under 15 boys where he finished in 3rd place and led both his club and county to bronze medals. Oisin O’Riordan also made into the top twelve and claimed an individual medal when he finished 9th. Cormac Mahony is coming back into top form and finished 15th and Ciaran Frisby 66th and Mark Blackwell 71st completed the team. INDIVIDUAL MEDALS FOR KATE HICKEY & DANI CUNNINGHAM We had some fantastic running in the girls under 17 race with Kate Hickey finishing in 8th place adding another individual medal to her growing collection. The performance of the day must surely go to Dani Cunningham who finished 12th and won her first individual Munster medal. Last year in the same event Dani finished 46th so it was a huge step up to make it into the top twelve this year. Sinead O’Brien finished 37th and Orla Keane 60th. Kate and Dani also scored on the Waterford team that finished 3rd and the club team finished in 5th place. INDIVIDUAL MEDAL FOR CIAN O’RIORDAN Cian O’Riordan had a much better run this week to finish 5th in the boys under 17 race a big improvement from his 17th place last year. He also renewed rivalry with Jake Bagge of Ferrybank. In the county championships Cian just beat Jake to the line to take the title but in the first session of the Munster cross country Jake was ahead. Last Sunday Cian was again to the fore so they will renew rivalry in the All Ireland in two weeks time. SUPERB RUNNING FROM UNDER 19 GIRLS AS THEY TAKE GOLD All four under 19 girls made it into

the top twelve and won individual medals they also won the club championship and helped Waterford to win the county title. Aoife Hamilton was best of the girls finishing in 6th place. Rachel Wyley had the best run of her career to finish in 8th place and win her first individual medal. Hannah Power had a good run to finish 10th and Caoimhe Dwyer improved three places on last year’s performance to finish 12th. Their combined score won them gold in the inter-club contest and Aoife, Rachel and Hannah were scoring members of the county team that also won the inter county race. The girls also competed in the junior race which was run in conjunction with the under 19’s and also won the club title and finished second in the inter county competition. INDIVIDUAL MEDALS FOR NIALL BLACKWELL The final race of the day was the boys under 19 and junior races combined. Niall Blackwell once again showed good form throughout the tough race and finished 5th in the under 19 boys and 7th in the juniors. This was Niall’s highest individual placing in Munster. We now have a large number of athletes qualified for the All Ireland in Dundalk on Dec 11th. We will stay at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport and Mary Ashe and Toni O’Brien will be sorting out the room list at training on Wednesday and Friday this week. MUNSTER CLUB RELAYS IN THE FRIARY NEXT SUNDAY The first Munster club relays will be held in St Augustines College Dungarvan on Sunday next, 20th November at 11.30. This is a new event and replaces the inter county relays. West Waterford A.C. will have a team in each age group. The team is made up of a panel of five athletes four of whom run on the day. We have had several practise run offs in the younger age groups in training and will have a final trial for the relay teams on Friday night. TONY’S LEAGUE CONTINUES ON WEDNESDAYS We have big numbers competing each week in our winter league and there have been some very good times recorded. It will continue every Wednesday until December 7th. Just a reminder to take part in the league you must be a club member and finally just a reminder to parents that training finishes at 5 pm and as they evenings are dark and cold we ask you to collect your children promptly. WEST WATERFORD AC WYLEY SPORTS C.C. LEAGUE Week 3 of the Wyley Sports sponsored Juvenile Cross Country League had a new record entry of 105 runners. Running conditions were not as good as previous weeks and as a result times were not as good. A few P.B.’s were recorded. The most impressive being Danni Cunningham who ran 7.43, an improvement of 27 seconds; not far behind was Sarah Nyhan who was 25 seconds faster. Grace Power was under 8 minutes for the first time. Cal Tutty and Ronan Mansfield continue to improve. In the short lap Sam Blake continues to be the fastest with Elliot Henley, Liam Broderick and Sarah Gaffney hot on his heels. In the team contest Cormac Mahony’s team have an 11 point lead thanks mainly to Danni Cunningham improving by 19 places. Tommy Fennell’s team is

Individual club and county honours for WWAC's under 19 girls.

Boys under 15 who finished 3rd in the Munster Cross Country Championships. second and there are a further four teams within 12 points. Cian O’Riordan 5.59, Oisin O’Riordan 6.25, Conor Mullaney 6.28, Luke Power 6.32, Cormac Mahony 6.34, Tommy Fennell 6.35, Lucy Holmes 6.50, Kate Hickey 7.04, Aoife Hamilton 7.05, Con Willians 7.07, Rory Fennell 7.10, Caoimhe Dwyer 7.10, Darina Shanley 7.16, Ciaran Frisby 7.19, Ronan Mansfield 7.19, Mary Kate Prendergast 7.21, Aine O’Neill 7.22, Eoghan Lattimore 7.26, Emma Hickey 7.34, Hannah Power 7.34, David Gaffney 7.35, Rachel Wyley 7.40, Sean Prunty 7.42, Megan Keogh 7.42, Ian Holmes 7.43, Dani Cunningham 7.43, Aoibh Murphy 7.44, Kate Killigrew 7.47, Darragh O’Regan 7.47, David Nyhan 7.48, Ally Cunningham 7.48, Sinead O’Brien 7.49, Kate Keogh 7.52, Nicky Fitzpatrick 7.52, Aoife O’Brien 7.53, Eve Power 7.58, Grace Power 7.58, Caoimhe Prendergast 8.00, Mark McCarthy 8.11, Grainne Moore 8.16, Mossie Keogh 8.21, Angelina Chihzikova 8.30, Lia Cunningham 8.30, Jack Power 8.31, Mark Blackwell 8.37, Elia Tutty 8.39, Sarah Nyhan 8.39, Eoin Kiely 8.40, Fionn O Murchu 8.40, Roisin Prunty 8.44, Gearoid Coffey 8.47, Conor Davidson 8.50, Thomas Broderick 8.51, Orla Keane 8.56, Maria Crespo 9.00, Luke O’Riordan 9.05, Onelia Whelan 9.14, Aisling O’Donovan 9.15, Cormac Slevin 9.27, Lara Prunty 9.33, Fiona O’Riordan 9.34, Alanna Willians 9.35, Daniel Coonan 9.37, Meabh Kiely 9.38, Hannah McCarthy 9.41, Joe Kelly 10.00, Paddy McCarthy 10.02, Crea Frisby 10.13, Eimear O’Neill 10.14, Mark Power 10.27, Rhiann Flynn 10.31, Cathy Shanley 10.37, David Horgan 10.52, Aoibh Keith 10.54, Niamh Lonergan 11.01, Hannah Hallahan 11.11.

4.29, Kevin McNally 4.36, Sean Nyhan 4.38, Aaron Phelan 4.39, Doireann Moloney 4.43, Rebecca Nunan 4.47, Hannah Power 4.53, Leah O’Riordan

4.53, Darragh Condon 4.53, Stephen Power 4.53, Oisin Navin 5.00, Sarah Power 5.01, Eabha Martin 5.02, Sarah O’Riordan 5.02, Sinead Currarn 5.02.

Kate Hickey who finished in the top twelve in the girls under 17 race.

Danni Cunningham who finished in the top twelve in the girls u-17 race.

Niall Blackwell won another individual Munster medal in the under 19 boys race.

Tommy Fennell, WWAC, finished 2nd in the boys under 13 race.

SHORT LAP Liam Broderick 3.49, Sam Blake 3.51, Sarah Gaffney 3.52, Adam Fitzpatrick 3.55, Eilliot Henley 4.05, John Power 4.06, Aoife O’Donovan 4.07, Judith Nogueira 4.10, Aidan O’Donovan 4.13, Abigail Henley 4.19, Aoife Lattimore 4.23, Michael Horgan 4.23, Eva Nogueira 4.28, Aisling Condon


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016


Thrilling County Final ends all square in Carriganore JJ KAVANAGH AND SONS PREMIER COUNTY JUNIOR FOOTBALL FINAL

Referee Tommy Sullivan (Affane) pictured with team captains Paul Kennedy (Ballyduff) and Gavin Whelan (Colligan Emmetts).

Ballyduff Lower ………….. 2-10; Colligan Emmetts ……….. 1-13. GENERALLY acknowledged as the best adult County Final in either code in the county this year, Ballyduff Lower and Colligan Emmetts fought out a thrilling junior football decider in Carriganore last Wednesday night. After periods of dominance by each side, neither deserved to lose out here and the general consensus was that both camps deserved another bite of the cherry to see who will enter the record books for 2016. Worked by electricity, the lights in Carriganore failed during the prematch warm-ups but all was back in order within a quarter of an hour, ensuring that the game went ahead unlike its infamous counterpart in the Fraher Field some weeks back. It looked like lights out for Emmetts during the first half as they were totally asleep for the first 23 minutes at a stage that they trailed by 2-6 to 0-1. Ballyduff looked like they were going to win this well attended final in a canter as they dominated in every sector and most importantly on the scoreboard. During this one-sided stage, Ballyduff always had a spare man to pass the ball to and Emmetts were at sixes and sevens and looked a beaten side. The star of the first half was

Ballyduff’s Eoin Cummins who was central to his team’s dominance up front. Cummins opened the scoring with a pointed free in the second minute and after five minutes of the play developing centre back John O’Leary travelled up field to score an inspirational point. Emmett’s captain Gavin Whelan opened his team’s account in the 10th minute but it also heralded a 14 minute barren scoring spell for the western champions during which Ballyduff took the match by the scruff of the neck. Eoin Cummins popped over his second pointed free in the 11th minute and two minutes later, Brian Power and Cormac Dunphy combined to set Declan Cheasty up for the opening goal at the far end of the grounds, 1-3 to 0-1. Six minutes without a score followed and without Emmetts making inroads into their 0-5 deficit. Ballyduff extended their lead as Cummins dissected the posts again in the 19th minute and then provided for John O’Leary’s second score one minute later. Ballyduff were pulling clear on a score of 1-6 to 0-1 and it got worse for Emmetts before it got better when Cormac Dunphy raised another white flag for Neil Sullivan’s charges and wing back Marcus Millea really put it up to their opponents when he blasted home a goal from close range in the 21st

minute, 2-6 to 0-1. At this stage the game was threatening to continue its one way traffic trend but credit Emmetts, they showed real character to get back into the game and they registered the next three points via Johnny Wall (f), Colin Dunford and Wall from play this time from a John Morrissey pass. The more familiar Emmetts was beginning to emerge with their impressive running off the ball and team play halting their opponents control. Emmetts had a really good goal chance in the 29th minute but Charlie Whelan’s effort went wide of the uprights. A Jack Lyons’ white flag questioned Emmetts’ resolve but they came back with two points from play in added time via John Morrissey and Johnny Wall to put a more respectable look on the scoreboard at 2-7 to 0-6. Only the most partisan of Emmetts’s supporters would have given their side a chance of coming back into the match fully but they were proved correct as it was a different minded Colligan that emerged from the dressing room. Gone was the lethargy of the first twenty odd minutes to be replaced by the brand of football that we all know the black and Amber are capable off. Roles were reversed now as it was Emmetts turn to dazzle their

opponents and by the 41st minute they had registered an unanswered 1-4 to put them into a lead that looked highly impossible earlier. The comeback started in earnest with a Johnny Wall pointed free in the 32nd minute followed by points from play by Mark Flynn and Colin Dunford in the 33rd and 37th minutes respectively, 2-7 to 0-9. The required major score wasn’t long coming either when a 39th minute Alan Walsh pass in front of goal to Charlie Whelan was blasted to the net and when Johnny Wall kicked his third pointed free and Gavin Whelan executed a fisted pass, Emmetts were 0-1 to the good at 1-11 to 2-7. The surge for the finish line began in earnest at this stage. Credit Ballyduff, it was their turn to badly need a score and their first of the half arrived in the 42nd minute via Emmet Power from an Eoin Cummins delivery. It didn’t halt Emmetts’ momentum though and Colin Dunford who was now much more involved in proceedings after a slow start, provided for scores by Gavin Whelan and Johnny Wall, 1-13 to 2-8 and 44 minutes on the clock. A real commendable battle for supremacy ensued resulting in a scoreless period of eight minutes. Both teams worked the bench and Emmetts had the opportunity to go 0-5 clear when both Alan Walsh

and Colin Dunford in the same play saw goal efforts come back of the butt of the upright and the crossbar respectively. It was at this stage that a recently very active Ballyduff in both codes showed high levels of fitness and character when they kept a second half rampaging Emmetts side scoreless for all of the third quarter while they recovered to kick equalising points via Eoin Cummins (f). 52 minutes and Cormac Dunphy 58 minutes. Emmetts won the second half by 1-7 to 0-3 but they didn’t raise a flag of any colour after the 44th minute. WORTH A VISIT The replay should be well worth a visit while the consequences of the drawn game left Waterford not overly worried without a representative in the Munster championship in Kerry last Sunday. Ballyduff’s Top Three: Eoin Cummins, John O’Leary, Paul Kennedy. Emmetts Top Three: Colin Dunford, Johnny Wall, John Flynn. Observer’s Man of the Match: Eoin Cummins. Number of Scorers: Ballyduff 7. Emmetts 6. Scored from Play: Ballyduff 2-7. Emmetts 1-10. Frees For: Ballyduff 7. Emmetts 13. Wides: Ballyduff 4. Emmetts 6.

Score of the Match: Marcus Millea’s 22nd minute goal for Ballyduff. Scorers – Ballyduff: Eoin Cummins 0-4 (3f), Declan Cheasty and Marcus Millea 1-0 each. John O’Leary and Cormac Dunphy 0-2 each, Jack Lyons and Emmett Power 0-1 each. Emmetts: Johnny Wall 0-6 (3f), Charlie Whelan 1-0, Gavin Whelan 0-3, Colin Dunford 0-2, John Morrissey and Mark Flynn 0-1 each. Ballyduff: Adam Carroll; Gavin O’Rourke, Paul Kennedy, Bryan Power; Marcus Millea, John O’Leary, Colman Power; Brian Power, Kevin Cheasty; Cormac Dunphy, Jack Kennedy, Emmett Powet; Jack Lyons, Eoin Cummins, Declan Cheasty. Subs: Brian O’Leary for Marcus Millea (inj, 30+), Callum Cheasty for Brian Power (50). Colligan Emmetts: Dean McKenna; Alan Kinsella, John Nick Fennell, John Flynn; Ray Bannon, P. J. Coffey, Ross Browne; Darren Dunford, John Morrissey; Gavin Whelan, Colin Dunford, Mark Flynn; Johnny Wall, Alan Walsh, Charlie Whelan. Subs: Sean Browne for Charlie Whelan (48), Stephen McGrath for Alan Walsh (54), Jason Dunford for Mike McGrath (inj, 58). Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Affane).

Abbeyside lady footballers travel with confidence ALL-IRELAND INTERMEDIATE SEMI-FINAL Following on from the Munster Final Replay win over Limerick Champions Ballylanders, Abbeyside’s next game will be a meeting with the Connacht Champions, Annaghadown of Galway, in the AllIreland Intermediate Semi-Final next Sunday, the 20th November. Abbeyside have home advantage for the semi-final and the game will be played in Fraher Field with a 1.00 pm throw-in. Annaghdown are a top class team having contested the last three Galway Intermediate Finals, beating Moycullen in the 2016 final on a score-line of 2-9 to 1-10. Their progress through the Connacht Championship has been ruthless, beating the Leitrim side Fenagh very easily followed by an excellent win over Roscommon Intermediate Champions, Padraigh Pearse in

the Connacht Final, on a score-line of 4-9 to 2-10. The Annaghadown team have a strong representation from the Galway county teams:- sisters Jessica and Nicolla Burke, and Chloe Crowe are on the senior panel, Erin Coyle and Bronagh Quinn are on the Minor panel and Chelsie Crowe is on the U-16 panel. The team is captained by former county star Niamh Duggan who has won Senior and Minor All Ireland medals for her county and will be a major force next Sunday. Abbeyside will enter the fray next Sunday with a lot of confidence based on solid wins over Bantry Blues (Cork) and Ballylanders. The Abbeyside panel has a good blend of youth and experience with half of the panel still playing minor. The team is captained by the very experienced Siobhan Murray.

Please come out and support the girls next Sunday in Fraher Field, with a 1.00 p.m. throw-in.

Abbeyside Panel: A. Jordan, S. Murray, D. Hayes, C. Dunford, C. McCarthy, M. Dunford, S. Morrissey,

F. Morrissey, C. McGrath, L. Dunford, M. Delahunty, R. Tobin, S. Bracket, N. Looby, S. McDonnell Moynihan, J.

Mulcahy, K. Green, C. McGrath, S. McGrath, J. Cambell, C. Lake, E. Fennell.

Abbeyside ladies football team who will play Connacht Champions, Annaghadown of Galway, in the All-Ireland Intermediate Semi-Final next Sunday, 20th November.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Both teams deserved a draw RADLEY ENGINEERING WESTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL Modeligo's Sean O'Donovan is tackled by Geraldines Matty O'Brien during the Radley Engineering Westerm Intermediate Football Final in Fraher Field. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Modeligo …………………… 1-7; Geraldines ………………… 0-10. FIRST and foremost, huge credit is due to both sets of players for their match long efforts in the most trying conditions presented to them in this western intermediate football championship final at the Fraher Field last Friday evening. It was an achievement alone for each player to keep his footing never mind play the game on a surface that wasn’t helped by staging a schools match at the venue earlier in the evening. The day long rain after weeks of a dry sod really affected both the surface and the game and again the durability, fitness and undying efforts of both sets of participants deserve the highest of praise as does the common sense refereeing of Tommy O’Sullivan in the prevailing conditions in front of a good attendance who were able to enjoy the fare provided from the dry comfort of Árdán Na nDéiseach. A close encounter was predicted by all concerned and this is indeed how the game panned out. Modeligo enjoyed early scoreless dominance, then replaced by a Danny O’Keeffe inspired Geraldine scor-

ing period before Modeligo recovered late in the half to leave just the minimum the difference in favour of their opposition at the short whistle, 0-5 to 0-4. The only goal of the match by Cian O’Byrne gave last year’s junior champions Modeligo an early second half advantage but Geraldines showed admirable character to regain both their composure and the lead with Alan Lawlor accounting for all of their second half 0-5 tally. Back came Modeligo again though and two late points by substitute. Jamie Troy and a terrific equalising score by the inform Pa Walsh at the end of a good team move in the 62nd minute ensured another day out for both teams in a justifiable conclusion to this year’s Divisional decider. Modeligo owned the ball for the first seven minutes of the match but a Geraldine’s defence that had tightened up considerably on previous outings confined their opponents to a point from play by Michael Troy. Geraldines assumed control until the 20th minute with a greater

return on the scoreboard and it could have been even more. Danny O’Keeffe was the key figure in this period and in the wind swirling conditions he judged his efforts to perfection to split the posts in the 9th, 13th and 16th minutes with each white flag being a contender for score of the match. A season long subdued Liam O’Connell also added a point and in a period of total Gers control their return should have been even greater with perhaps an unsure goal or point scoring attempt from O’Keeffe coming back off the crossbar and Alan Lawlor missing a 19th minute pointed free opportunity. Geraldines should at least have been leading by 0-6 to 0-1 and they paid the price in the latter minutes of the half when Pa Walsh, 0-2, and Michael Troy all either side of a 27th minute point from play by Alan Lawlor brought Conor Prendergast’s charges back into contention and just 0-1 in arrears at the break. Geraldines kicked five first half wides compared to two for Modeligo with the teams being awarded five frees each.

The second half was only three minutes old when Cian O’Byrne first-timed a long delivery into the town end goal but the only major score of the hour motivated Geraldines rather than Modeligo who had just regained their seventh minute lead at 1-4 to 0-5. The Gers kept the new leaders scoreless for all of fourteen minutes and in between they regained both the initiative and the lead with a 34th minute pointed free by Alan Lawlor, a 43rd minute point from play by the same player after tremendous work by Eamonn Mernin and again another Lawlor pointed free at the end of the third quarter, squeezing them back in front at 0-8 to 1-4. The durability of Astroturf in such miserable conditions was proven in the 47th minute when a line ball by the long distance delivery specialist in both codes Thomas Walsh bounced over the town end goal and the sides were now level for the third occasion. Alan Lawlor pointed what looked like match winning frees in the 49th and the 58th minutes, 0-10 to 1-5 as Michael Troy missed a similar

attempt in between these scores. Modeligo centre back Kieran McCarthy received a 57th minute black card with Gers wing back Johnny Healy bearing down on goal while the introduction of fresh legs by Modeligo in the latter minutes of the match in the persons of Jamie Troy and Pat Fitzgerald helped their side to finish strongly. Troy pointed in the 60th minute and when it looked as if the Gers might prevail, Pa Walsh scored a great team equaliser and his own third point of the final. One cannot over emphasise the efforts of both teams on an evening when the game could well have been called off in a call of the care of the field. It was also a most sporting encounter from start to finish with both teams total focus being on the ball. If the replay provides similar fare, then this game is one not to be missed. Modeligo’s Top Three: Pa Walsh, Seanie O’Donovan, Thomas Walsh. Geraldines Top Three: Danny O’Keeffe, Alan Lawlor, Stevie Hally. Observer’s Man of the Match: Danny O’Keeffe. Number of Scorers: Modeligo 5. Geraldines 3.

Scores from Play: Modeligo 1-6. Geraldines 0-6. Frees For: Modeligo 11. Geraldines 13. Wides: Modeligo 5. Geraldines 5. Score of the Match: Modeligo’s 62nd minute team worked goal scored by Pa Walsh and equalising the match. Scorers – Modeligo: Cian O’Byrne 1-0, Pa Walsh 0-3, Michael Troy 0-2, Jamie Troy 0-1, Thomas Walsh 0-1 sideline. Geraldines: Alan Lawlor 0-6 (4f), Danny O’Rourke 0-3, Liam O’Connell 0-1. Geraldines: Kieran Cotter; Stephen Fitzgerald, Jerome Maher, Stevie Hally; Johnny Healy, Ray Connery, Steven Kennefick; Matty O’Brien, Aidan Dwyer; Jamie Landers, Danny O’Keeffe, Shane Kenny; Eamonn Mernin, Alan Lawlor, Liam O’Connell. Subs: Ger O’Donovan for Shane Kenny (ht), Ed O’Donovan for Jamie Landers (47). Modeligo: Frankie Condon; John McGrath, Brian McCarthy, Willie Morrissey; Seanie O’Donovan, Kieran McCarthy, Sean Hennessy; Pa O’Donovan, Tom Devine; Rian Reddy, Thomas Walsh, Cian O’Byrne; Michael Troy, Pa Walsh, Shane Troy. Subs: Nicky O’Donovan for Sean Hennessy (44), Jamie Troy for Cian O’Byrne (50), Pat Fitzgerald for Kieran McCarthy (B/C 57). Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Affane).


Ballyduff make light of daunting schedule to reach Munster Final Ballyduff Lower ………….. 0-14; Ballybacon/Grange (Tipperary) ………………....………………0-6.

By Phil Fanning THE Ballyduff bandwagon keeps rolling on. A daunting eight day schedule, that began with the club winning the Eastern Junior Football title last Saturday week and playing a thrilling draw in the county final just four days later, was finished off in some style in Walsh Park on Saturday with this very impressive eight point win over fancied Tipperary side Ballybacon-Grange that sends the Waterford champions forward to a Munster Final against Cork champions Mayfield in Mallow in two weeks. The big question going into this game centred on what effect the two football games, and particularly the draining county final against Colligan, would take out of Ballyduff and the answer was, very little. After a very tight opening quarter that saw the visitors seeking to impose their physicality on the home side Ballyduff warmed to their task and having taken a one point lead

into the second half proceeded to outplay and outstay their opponents to the extent that it was they who looked the tired side at the finish. Playing with the breeze in the first half Ballybacon got off to the ideal start with Aaron Lonergan pointing a free following a foul on Daniel O’Regan just thirty seconds into the game and, after Dylan Reade was wide from a sideline cut for Ballyduff, Lonergan turned provider for Tom Kirwan to open up a two point lead in the third minute. A point from a free by Brian Power, following a foul on Cormac Dunphy, steadied Ballyduff but Ballybacon were holding nothing back and were very strong in the tackle as they contested every ball fiercely. The early physicality saw Ballybacon’s Tom Kirwan fortunate to come away with a yellow card following a bad foul on Paul Kennedy in the 10th minute and a minute later it was Ballyduff’s Marcus Millea who found himself in the referee’s book for a foul on Kirwan. Brendan Cummins was called forward to take the resulting 20

metre free with the clear intention of shooting for goal but his shot was brilliantly saved and cleared. From that point on the game turned in favour of Ballyduff with John O’Leary and Calum Lyons gaining the upper hand in defence and Jack Kennedy bringing all his experience into play in attack. Kennedy set up Declan Cheasty for the equalising point in the 13th minute and by the 21st minute Ballyduff were three points clear with Brian Power pointing two frees either side of a Jack Kennedy strike in the 19th minute. A point from Daniel O’Regan followed by a long range strike from a free on his own ‘45’ by Brendan Cummins kept Ballybacon in touch and with Brian Power (F) and Gerry Cronin exchanging points before the break Ballyduff took a 0-6 to 0-5 lead into the second half when they would have the assistance of the breeze. Ballybacon came out for the second half with Dara Boyle replacing injured fullback Eoin Walsh and Michael Barlow taking Tom Kirwan’s place in attack. The early minutes saw Ballyduff on the de-

fensive with Ballybacon failing to convert a very clear goal chance before a clearance sent Jack Kennedy away in the 35th minute to send over his second point. Brian Power added a point from a free following a foul on Jack Lyons but Ballybacon kept in touch with Brendan Cummins sending over a ‘65’ after a Philip Murphy shot was saved. Cummins was just wide from a long range free before points from Jack Kennedy and Brian Power (F) put Ballydufff our points clear going into the last quarter. Philip Murphy thought he had pulled a point back after a determined run but he had made the third catch on his solo run and the score was declined. When Aaron Lonergan shot wide from a 20 metre free the omens were not good for Ballybacon. By the 55th minute Ballyduff had moved into a six point lead with further strikes from Jack Kennedy and Brian Power (F) and with Brendan Cummins again shooting wide from a longrange free the prospect of Ballybacon pulling the game out of the fire was increas-

ingly unlikely as points from Dylan Reade and Calum Lyons sealed the issue in the closing minutes with Ballybacon’s weakness close to goal costing them dearly with their only point of the second half coming from a free by goalkeeper Brendan Cummins. This was another strong performance by Ballyduff against difficult opposition and with no Munster game looming for the county Junior Football champions they deserve a break this coming weekend as they should be allowed to concentrate on their upcoming Munster final against Mayfield of Cork. After holding out under strong early pressure the Ballyduff defence gained the upper hand with John O’Leary and Calum Lyons the sheet anchors in front of dependable netminder Michael Atkins. In Brian Power they have a reliable free-taker while in attack Jack Kennedy stands out in this company. Ballybacon-Grange will face Kildangan’s second string in next weekend’s Tipperary final and they will need a greater return from their

forwards if they hope to take that title and regain Intermediate status. Scorers – Ballyduff Lower: Brian Power 0-7 (Fs), Jack Kennedy 0-4, Declan Cheasty, Dylan Reade and Calum Lyons 0-1 each. Ballybacon-Grange: Brendan Cummins 0-2 (1f, 1’65’), Aaron Lonergan (F), Tom Kirwan, Daniel O’Regan and Gerry Cronin 0-1 each. Ballyduff Lower: Michael Atkins, Mairtin De Paor, John O’Leary, Marcus Millea, Bryan Power, Calum Lyons, Paul Kennedy, Colman Power, Brian Power, Cormac Dunphy, Jack Kennedy, Jack Lyons, Dylan Reade Declan Cheasty, Eoin Cummins. Subs: Ross Coffey-O’Shea for Cummins (20), Adam Carroll for Dunphy (28). Ballybacon-Grange: Brendan Cummins, Philip Walsh, Eoin Walsh, Craig Carrigan, Aidan Sauvage Brian Dillon, Sean Nagle, Colin O’Gorman, Billy Hewitt, Gerry Cronin, Michael O’Sullivan, Philip Murphy, Tom Kirwan, Aaron Lonergan, Daniel O’Regan. Subs: Dara Boyle for E. Walsh and Michael Barlow for Kirwan (HT), Brian Lonergan for A. Lonergan (54), Sean Maher for Nagle (58); Martin Ryan for Boyle (61). Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick).


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Kilgobinet are deserving champions LAWLORS HOTEL WESTERN JUNIOR FOOTBALL INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED FINAL Pat Grant, Chairman Western GAA Board presents the Junior B Football Cup to Kilgobinet's Captain, Paul Walsh. Included is Michael Burke, Lawlor’s Hotel sponsors. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Kilgobinet ………………....1-10; Ballysaggart ……………..... 1-4. KILGOBINET justified their prematch favouritism with a clearcut win over Ballysaggart in the Western Junior Football Intermediate Attached Final in Bushy Park last Saturday afternoon. A large crowd of rival supporters gathered to see this, the third meeting of the teams this year. The first match ended in a draw, Kilgobinet won the second last October Bank Holiday Monday in Bohadoon and Mike Guiry’s charges continued their unbeaten record against ‘Saggart with this 0-6 win in ‘Bushy’. The Brickey club credibly put their grounds at the disposal of the Board at short notice for this decider when the Fraher Field was unplayable after the two games there the previous day. Ballysaggart were leading on the scoreboard by 1-1 to 0-3 in the 22nd minute when their only scorer up to this point, Stephen Bennett got himself unnecessarily redcarded which didn’t do his club’s winning ambitions any favours. As per tradition, ‘Saggart battled away but in the end they had no answer to Kilgobinet’s dominance in a second half that the new champions won by 0-6 to 0-2. Stephen Coffey opened the game’s scoring in the second minute with a fine effort from play and Stephen Bennett had the teams back where they started seven minutes later with ‘Saggart’s first score of the match. In a low

scoring first half, the impressive throughout David Crowther got on the end of a good move by Stephen Coffey and Tommy Cullinan to edge the winners back into the lead but right at the end of the first quarter, the Bennett brothers Shane and Stephen used their speed to split open the Kilgobinet defence for the latter to score the first of the games two goals, 1-1 to 0-2. The game’s top scorer Paul Walsh lofted over two pointed frees either side of Stephen Bennett’s sending off to level proceedings but Ballysaggart regained the lead once more in the 25th minute with a fine point by their number 7 Stephen Mangan. The score that turned the match in the winners’ favour arrived at the ideal time, a minute before the break, when Stephen Coffey placed team captain Paul Walsh for a very well taken goal, 1-4 to 1-2. Philip Curran replaced Tommy Cullinan during the interval and three minutes into the half he put a little further daylight between the sides with a fine point from play. Kilgobinet were dominant throughout the second half but the scoreboard didn’t reflect this. Their forward division spurned a good goal scoring chance in the 43rd minute after good work out of defence by J. J. Fitzgerald while at the other end of the field, their defence, well marshalled throughout by John Moloney, Eddie Cullinan, Mark Dunford, John Cass, Fitzgerald

and Tomas Fahey kept Ballysaggart’s scoring prospects under wraps. The second half was well contested but four pointed frees by Paul Walsh and one also from play by the same player in the 57th minute kept Kilgobinet in the driving seat. A Philip Curran effort hit the upright in the 51st minute while the winners’ defence proved to be their outstanding sector keeping ‘Saggart scoreless from play in the second half. Their opponents’ return on the scoreboard after half-time was two pointed frees by Shane Bennett as Kilgobinet ran out worthy winners. This was Kilgobinet’s third time winning this title following on from successes in 2001 and in 2002. What a title means to the grass root clubs of the GAA was evident in the aftermath of the final in Bushy Park and great credit is due to one and all in the Kilgobinet club for their efforts in both codes with a small pool of players currently at their disposal. It has always been our contention that it is of the utmost importance for clubs to be graded suitably, this win will be a welcome boost for the green and whites and it keeps their involvement in our games to the forefront. PRESENTATION Chairman of the Western Board Pat Grant presented the championship Cup to Kilgobinet captain Paul Walsh and wished them the best of luck in the upcoming county

Kilgobinet who beat Ballysaggart in the Lawlors Hotel Western Junior B Football Final in Bushy Park.

final. Kilgobinet’s Top Three: John Moloney, Paul Walsh, Mark Dunford. Ballysaggart’s Top Three: Janey O’Brien, Stephen Mangan, Darren Meagher. Observer’s Man of the Match: John Moloney. Number of Scorers: Kilgobinet 4. Ballysaggart 3. Scores from Play: Kilgobinet 1-3. Ballysaggart 1-2. Frees For: Kilgobinet 17. Ballysaggart 12. Wides: Kilgobinet 7. Ballysaggart 4. Score of the Match: Ballysaggart’s 15th minute goal engineered by Shane Bennett and executed by Stephen Bennett. Scorers – Kilgobinet: Paul Walsh 1-7 (7f), Stephen Coffey, David Crowther and Philip Curran 0-1 each. Ballysaggart: Stephen Bennett 1-1, Shane Bennett 0-2f, Stephen Mangan 0-1. Kilgobinet: James Fennell, Eddie Cullinan, John Cass, John Moloney; Mark Dunford, J. J. Fitzgerald, Tomas Fahey; Neil Phelan, Cormac Power; Paul Walsh, Joe Curtin, Stephen Coffey; Tommy Cullinan, David Crowther, Paudie Fahey. Subs: Philip Curran for Tommy Cullinan (ht), Mark Phelan for Cormac Power (39), Nicholas Dwane for Joe Curtin (57). Ballysaggart: Jamie Walsh; Cailean O’Gorman, Ken Cashell,

Darren Meagher; Kieran Fennessy, Janey O’Brien, Sam Ryan; Kieran Bennett, Christy Murphy; Shane Bennett, Stephen Bennett, Cailean

O’Gorman; Ronan Walsh, Michael Ryan, Jack Roche. Referee: Joe Salmon (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg).

From the files of the Dungarvan Observer 4th December, 2002 WESTERN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Kilgobinet complete Junior Football Divisional double Kilgobinet ..........................…..4-6; Ballinwillin ......................... 2-6. THE Kilgobinet Club completed a marvellous Divisional Junior Football Championship double at the Touraneena venue on Saturday afternoon last when their Junior (B) XV recorded a hard-earned victory over Ballinwillin in a very well contested Western Final. Kilgobinet: Seamus O’Brien; John Moloney, Kieran Byrne, John Nugent (capt.); Jamie Cummins, John Byrne, Willie Hurley; Tommy Burke, Kenny Keane; Michael Walsh, Stephen Cass, Liam Dalton; Tomas Fahey, Niall Hammond, Martin Troy. Subs: Eddie Connors, David Hurley, Pat ‘Chopper’ Hayes, Stephen Fennell.

2002 - Paddy Walsh, Chairman Western GAA Board presents the Junior B Football Shield to Kilgobinet's captain, John Nugent. [Sean Byrne]

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



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Gaelic Jottings Impressive Nire take Cork by storm THE Nire surprised the large West Cork support in producing a superb second half and extra time performance to defeat the local favourites Carbery Rangers in an absorbing Munster club SFC semi-final at Clonakilty last Sunday. The Waterford champions battled back from a six-point deficit in the 37th minute to eventually prevail and qualify for their second provincial final in three seasons against Dr. Crokes in two weeks' time. Carbery Rangers looked set to justify their favouritism when John Hayes' early goal helped them to a 1-6 to 0-4 halftime lead. The West Cork outfit extended their lead on the restart before a Liam Lawlor goal - after Conor Gleeson had rattled the crossbar - sparked the visitors into life. The impressive Gleeson brought them level on 1-9 apiece with 10 minutes remaining and they twice took the lead before substiute Seamus Hayes forced extra-time for Carbery Rangers with a fisted point in the second minute of stoppage-time. Level on 1-11 at the end of normal time, the game remained in the balance until The Nire captain Shane Walsh scored a crucial goal to give The Nire a 2-14 to 1-12 lead at half-time in extratime. Kieran Fitzpatrick had a goal chance for Rangers superbly stopped by Tommy Wall in the second half of extra time as the winners again finished strongly to win another important championship game. Well done to all in the Nire club. DR. CROKES THE OPPOSITION Dr Crokes 1-12; LoughmoreCastleiney 0-9. Three years after they last appeared in it, Dr Crokes are back in the Munster club championship final after seeing off the stern challenge of Tipperary champions Loughmore-Castleiney in Killarney. The Kerry side hardly justified their overwhelming pre-match favouritism as they struggled to impose their greater talents on the contest, with Colm Cooper’s seventh minute goal all there was to separate the teams at half-time. That sublime score, set up by Kieran O’Leary’s perfect pass and executed with typical Cooper precision, made it 1-5 to 0-5 at the interval, but neither side would have been overly pleased with their opening 30 minutes. LoughmoreCastleiney opted for a fairly packed defence and counter-attacking on the break in the first half, and it paid reasonable dividends, but a couple of decent goal chances went a begging while Crokes were that little bit more economical in front of goal, even though they registered five first-half wides. Dr Crokes scorers: Colm Cooper (1-3, 0-1f), Daithi Casey (0-2f), Gavin White (0-1), Johnny Buckley (0-1), Gavin O’Shea (0-1), Brian Looney (0-1), Eoin Brosnan (0-1), Jordan Kiely (0-1), Tony Brosnan (0-1). Team: 1. Shane Murphy, 2. John Payne, 3. Michael Moloney, 4. Fionn Fitzgerald, 5. Gavin White, 6. Alan O’Sullivan, 7. David O’Leary, 8. Ambrose O’Donovan, 9. Johnny Buckley, 10. Daithi Casey, 11. Gavin O’Shea, 12. Brian Looney, 13. Colm Cooper, 14. Kieran O’Leary,15. Eoin Brosnan. Subs. Micheal Burns for B. Looney (35, black card); Luke Quinn for F. Fitzgerald (42, black card); Jordan Kiely for G. O’Shea (49); Tony Brosnan for J. Buckley (54); Mike Milner for A. O’Donovan (59); Bryan O’Shea for K. O’Leary (60).

Lismore’s new lease of life BEING relegated from senior status hasn’t been all bad for the Lismore hurlers,

in fact, it has given the club a new lease of life. With their place in the senior championship secured for 2017, the club are currently enjoying a successful run in the intermediate Munster club championship which hopefully will come to its ideal conclusion this Sunday in Mallow and continue in the All-Ireland series in the new year. The support in the town for Lismore is greater now than in the past few years at senior level with ‘gach mac mathair agus inion athair’ following the team at present. The recent occasions against Modeligo, Dunhill, Bandon and Newport will when recalled shorten the winter up west and at the end of the day the relegation to intermediate status and the present success story has actually boosted the club’s fortunes and can well prove to be the catalyst for a new beginning in next year’s senior championship.

Mac Dara’s home club on the move POPULAR Galway native Mac Dara Mac Donnacha has more than a passing interest in this Sunday Munster IHC Final in Mallow as the winners will play his home club Ahascragh/Fohenagh in the All- Ireland semi-final. 2015 All-Star Cathal Mannion deliver in style on the club stage last Sunday, producing a man-of-the-match display to help his side Ahascragh-Fohenagh lift the AIB Connacht intermediate club hurling title. The Galway senior attacker was in freescoring form as they triumphed against Mayo’s Ballyhaunis by 2-20 to 0-13 in the final replay clash in Athleague. Seven days after the drawn game had finished all square after extra-time, Ahascragh-Fohenagh made no mistake on this occasion to extend the winning sequence of Galway clubs in this competition and condemn Ballyhaunis to a fourth provincial final loss in eight years. It was a scoring battle between Cathal Mannion and Higgins in the first-half as both notched points with the Galway club narrowly ahead by 0-9 to 0-7 at the interval. Ahascragh-Fohenagh were 0-16 to 011 clear entering the finale before they put the game to bed in style with Mannion rattling the net twice in the closing ten minutes. Ahascragh-Fohenagh will now go forward to an All-Ireland semifinal clash next January against the winners of next Saturday’s Munster intermediate club final between Waterford’s Lismore and Kerry’s Kilmoyley.

Stradbally celebrates 130 years STRADBALLY GAA Club has been in existence for 130 years, 1886 to 2016 and to mark this occasion the club have compiled an illustrated history relating to the club. There will be a book launch in the GAA centre on Friday, 2nd December, 2016 at 9.30 p.m. The book will be launched by Waterford’s Senior Hurling Manager Derek McGrath. A lot of interest has been shown throughout the community since the commencement of this project. Some very interesting photos have come forward which will feature in the book. The Project Team are very grateful for the assistance and co operation from all the people who contributed photos and information. The Stradbally club needs to introduction inside or outside the county. They have been the kingpins of Deise football in the present century while

development is ongoing at the coveside venue to cater for club members into the future. Photographs are very popular especially ones never seen before generally and this book should attract much interest in the Stradbally Parish and beyond. Congratulations to the Stradbally club on their 130 years in existence, to those who compiled the anniversary book which no doubt will be a reference for members into the future. As they say at this time of the year this book will be a handy and popular filler for the Christmas stocking down Stradbally way.

Awards Night launched THE Local Bar sponsored 2016 County Awards night was launched last Monday night and the three clubs nominated for ‘Club of the Year’ are Ballyduff Lower, Lismore and the Nire.

Irish Rugby debut THE 22-year-old Jack O’Donoghue lined out at number eight against Canada at the Aviva Stadium in the rugby international last Saturday evening. He became the first Waterford player to be capped for the Irish senior rugby team since Ben Cronin in 1997. O'Donoghue is also a talented hurler and played at full back for Ballygunner and De La Salle College as well as for Waterford underage teams before concentrating on the oval ball game.

The 2016 TG4/LGFA All-Star awards ALL-IRELAND FINALISTS Cork and Dublin dominated this year’s TG4/LGFA All-Star team, with the champions scooping six of the awards. Beaten finalists Dublin filled five places on the team, while two Monaghan players and one each from Mayo and Kildare completed the line-out. The team was announced at a ceremony in the Citywest Hotel on Saturday night, while Players of the Year in each of the three grades were also announced. The Young Players of the Year are Connacht, Amy O’Connor (Mayo), Ulster, Dearbhla Coleman (Armagh), Munster, Fiadhna Tangney (Kerry) and Leinster, Caoimhe O’Connor (Dublin). The Player’s Players of the Year are Intermediate, Aisling Holton (Kildare), Senior, Bríd Stack (Cork) and Junior Mairead Reynolds (Longford).

Kerry junior champions handed walkover GLENBEIGH-Glencar have received a walkover into the Munster club JFC semi-final. The Kerry champions were due to play their Waterford counterparts in the quarter-final on Sunday last, but go straight into the last-four after the Deise failed to complete their JFC on time. Waterford's hopes of providing a representative were dashed on Wednesday night when their JFC final between Colligan and Ballyduff Lower finished level (2-10 to 1-13) at Carriganore. Surprisingly, extra-time wasn't played and no date has yet been set for the replay. As a result of the walkover, Glenbeigh-Glencar - the club of Kerry star Darran O'Sullivan - will meet Limerick champions Gerald Griffins.

Waterford GAA and SANOFI Health and Wellbeing Committee launch of the HSE's Littlethings Campaign. At the launch in Sanofi were: Neil Moore, Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club; Sinead Day, Dunhill GAA Club and Jimmy O'Gorman, Lismore GAA Club. [Sean Byrne]

Cody’s 19th year

Needs proper dealing

BRIAN Cody has won 11 All-Ireland senior hurling titles as manager but there’s no sign of that level of success halting the Kilkenny boss. Earlier this week Cody was, as expected, ratified as the Cats senior hurling boss for the 2017 season with the announcement being made at a meeting of the Kilkenny County Board. Next season will mark the 19th that Cody will have been at the helm of the Kilkenny senior hurlers, as he inches closer to the record held by legendary Meath manager Sean Boylan who was in charge of the Royals for 23 seasons between 1983 and 2005. Cody came close to lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup for a 12th time as manager in September but saw Kilkenny thwarted as Tipperary ran out 2-29 to 2-20 victors. He did complete three-in-arow on the provincial stage in July with a final win over Galway clinching his 15th Leinster senor hurling crown as manager. The provisional league fixtures for 2017 have Cody’s Kilkenny side pencilled in to face Waterford in their opening clash next February. In next year’s Leinster championship, Kilkenny have received a bye to the semi-final where they will meet the winners of the quarter-final tie between Wexford and a qualifier from the round-robin group (Laois, Westmeath, Meath and Kerry). Cody’s backroom will again be formed by selectors Michael Dempsey, James McGarry and Derek Lyng. Pat O’Grady will take the reins as minor hurling manager; Dunnamaggin’s Anthony McCormack will be the intermediate boss while the U21 hurling and football manager roles will again be filled by Eddie Brennan and Christy Walsh.

LEINSTER Council chairman John Horan believes the establishment of the Club Players Association (CPA) reflects poorly on the GAA, and said if issues are dealt with properly there will be no need for its existence. The organisation rose in response to frustration with the increasingly demanding GAA season, which sees club games vying for space in the calendar alongside national league and championship fixtures. However Horan, who has entered the race to the next president of the GAA after being nominated by the Dublin County Board, wants to see the long-standing problems met head on. "I think the formation of the Club Players’ Association is a reflection of the fact we as a national organisation have failed to deal with the issue," he told RTÉ Sport. "We need to grasp it. I'm not saying that anyone hasn't tried - Paraic Duffy has led a crusade in the last few years. I think we just have to address that issue going forward. "That's the reason the club players’ association has come into being. I think if we address those issues, maybe a need for such a lobbyist group or body won't be there and we'll look after the needs of the club player."

Munster Camogie Champions IT was a day to remember for Gaultier of Waterford last Sunday as they got their hands on the intermediate silverware thanks to a slender 1-15 to 4-5 victory over Nenagh Éire Óg of Tipperary.

Scór Na Seachtaine CONOR Gleeson’s 50th minute point from play for the Nire in the Munster senior football championship semi-final in Clonakilty last Sunday.

Fraher Field Classics THIS week’s featured game on the Fraher Field Facebook page, courtesy of the editor of the Dungarvan Observer and from the pen of John A. Murphy is the Waterford Under 21 Hurling county final between Abbeyside and De La Salle on Sunday, September 18th 1966. ‘’THE WEST’S AWAKE’’ ‘’ABBEYSIDE ARE WORTHY UNDER 21 CHAMPIONS” Abbeyside 4-12; De La Salle 2-9.


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Nire digs deep and qualifies for third Munster Final AIB MUNSTER CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL Referee Padraig O’Sulivan (Ciarraí) pictured with team captains Shane Walsh (Nire) and James Fitzpatrick (Carbery Rangers) before the throw-in at Clonakilty on Sunday afternoon last.

Nire …………………………. 2-15; Carbery Rangers ………… 1-13. (aet) AFTER eighty minutes of non- stop action in front of a Cork dominated support in the announced attendance of 1,975 patrons the lion in the name of Carbery Rangers who started with a roar at the Clonakilty venue on Sunday last was eventually tamed by a truly heroic Nire football team that did the game in Waterford proud in front of the die hard followers of West Cork football. This was a victory gained by the refusal of the Nire to taste defeat and though they were on the backfoot for almost forty minutes in general play and on the scoreboard they eventually restored parity thanks in many respects to their superb fitness levels and the huge impact Conor Gleeson made on the game up front. Liam Lawlor’s 37th minute goal came at a stage when Nire were trailing by 0-6 at 1-8 to 0-5 and all the Nire players put in a huge effort gnawing away at their opposing markers earlier dominance which gave the visitors the lead for the very first occasion just before the end of normal time. The Nire defence was superb to a man with hands and legs continually turning over possession and the period from half-time in the game itself to the end of extra-time was won by 2-11 to 0-7. Carbery Rangers didn’t have the same stature on the field in extra time and they were a poor image of their first half shape that continually came forth in droves into the Nire defence with their retention of the ball excellent and a spare man always available to pass to. Carbery led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time with their goal coming from John Hayes and it could and perhaps should have been by more. Nire were living on crumbs in the first half and the concession of a soft goal in the early minutes of the game kept Benji Whelan’s troops on the back foot for most of the game. Brian Shanahan and John Hayes had the bulk of Carbery’s first half scores while Nire were certainly a subdued outfit at this stage with just 0-4 to their name at the short whistle. Brian Wall (free) and substitute Kieran Fitzpatrick swapped scores on the resumption, but wing-back Jerry O’Riordan ranged forward for a fine score to put Carbery six ahead on 37 minutes. Then The Nire struck – a sweeping move ended with Gleeson rattling the crossbar from close range, but Liam Lawlor slotted the rebound

Shane Ryan pictured off loading the ball with team mates James McGrath, Jamie Barron and Dylan Guiry in support. expertly to the net. The deficit was reduced to the minimum three minutes later after scores from a Brian Wall pointed free and a fine Conor Gleeson point from play, 1-8 to 1-7 and 40 minute on the clock. Brian Hodnett and Brian Wall (f) swapped points before Conor Gleeson levelled proceedings with 50 minutes played The Nire roared forward and Wall pointed another free to nudge his side ahead. John Hayes levelled matters in the 59th minute, but when Gleeson hit another fine point it looked enough for a dramatic Nire win. With a lastgasp effort, however, Carbery substitute Seamus Hayes fisted over a dramatic equaliser. The hunter became the hunted in extra time and despite Brian Shanahan pointing for the Cork champions after just 38 seconds, Nire took over the controls and they scored an unanswered 1-3 by halftime in extra time. With a tiring Brian Wall rested for extra-time, Darren Guiry took over the left legged freetaking duties with success in the 62nd minute. Substitute Jake Mulcahy gave the Nire a permanent advantage in the 67th minute and the key score of extra time arrived two minutes later when Conor Gleeson’s centre wasn’t held by the Carbery defender on the deck and the experienced Shane Walsh was on hand to side foot the size 5 past Ronan Milner in the Carbery goal. Conor Gleeson kicked a contender for score of the match in the

70th minute and silence reigned over west Cork. The Waterford champions had scored twice as many scores as Carbery in the previous 40 minutes and the scoreboard made easy reading for their loyal supporters at 2-14 to 1-12. The second half of extra time was fragmented due to injury stoppages. The impressive on the day Dylan Guiry kicked the winner’s last score from a Conor Gleeson pass in the 72nd minute and Tom Wall, though injured in the process saved a certain goal from Kieran Fitzpatrick two minutes later. Nire sub Conal Mulcahy had a good 78th minute goal scoring opportunity himself but the final score of the match and Carbery’s only second score of extra time fell to John Hayes from a placed ball. The Cork champions were a good side and would have beaten many other teams on the day but Nire’s fitness and team work and the brilliance of Conor Gleeson which was the talk of the place were the ingredients that ousted Carberry and sent Nire into their third Provincial final on Sunday, November 27th. Though run ragged in the first half, the defence was the launch pad for their team’s late surge with terrific marking by Thomas O’Gorman, Justin Walsh, Dermot Ryan, Craig Guiry, James McGrath and Jamie Barron while the players in front of them ran themselves into the ground for the cause. Shane Walsh had one of his best games

ever in a Nire jersey while Dylan Guiry showed again that he is one for the future. Seamus Lawlor, Darren Guiry and Shane Ryan ran non-stop throughout to effect while the predator instincts of Conor Gleeson, Brian Wall and Liam Lawlor reaped a return of one goal and eleven points. Others to play a part in the energy sapping conditions included Keith Guiry, Jake Mulcahy, David Nugent, Conal Mulcahy, Diarmuid Murphy and Kenny Brazil. Nire’s Top Three: Conor Gleeson, Thomas O’Gorman, Dylan Guiry. Carbery’s Top Three: Robbie Kiely, Brian Shanahan, John Hayes. Observer’s Man of the Match: Conor Gleeson. Number of Scorers: Nire 7. Carbery 7. Scores from Play: Nire 2-8. Carbery 1-8. Score of the Match: Conor Gleeson’s 70th minute point from play. Scorers for Carbery Rangers: J. Hayes (1-3, 0-3 frees); B. Shanahan (0-4, 0-2 frees); B. Hodnett (0-2); J. O’Riordan, K. Fitzpatrick, K. McMahon, S. Hayes (0-1 each). Scorers for The Nire: B. Wall (0-6, 0-5 frees); C. Gleeson (0-5); L. Lawlor, S. Walsh (1-0 each); Darren Guiry (0-2 frees); J. Mulcahy, Dylan Guiry (0-1 each). Carbery Rangers: R. Milner, M. Kelly, T. O’Rourke, S. Murray, J. O’Riordan, R. Kiely, P. Hodnett, B.

Nire team manager Benji Whelan leaps for joy at the final whistle. Shanahan, J. Fitzpatrick, A. Jennings, B. Hodnett, K. McMahon, C. O’Donovan, C. O’Rourke, J. Hayes. Subs: R. Hegarty for Murray (15); K. Fitzpatrick for C. O’Rourke (HT); S. Hayes for O’Donovan (43); M. Mennis for Jennings (44); A. Roche for Kelly (48); M. Ronan for T. O’Rourke (58); B. Kelly for Mennis (Start ET); M. Kelly for P. Hodnett (66); A. Jennings for B. Hodnett (HT ET); C. O’Donovan for B. Kelly (black

card, 70). The Nire: T. Wall, J. Walsh, T. O’Gorman, D. Ryan, J. McGrath, C. Guiry, J. Barron, S. Walsh (c), D. Guiry, S. Lawlor, B. Wall, S. Ryan, L. Lawlor, D. Guiry, C. Gleeson Subs: K. Guiry and J. Mulcahy for C. Guiry and L. Lawlor (50); D. Nugent for K. Guiry (62); K. Guiry and L. Lawlor for D. Nugent and B. Wall (Start ET); C. Mulcahy for J. Walsh (75); D. Murphy for T. Wall (inj, 75); K. Brazil for L. Lawlor (80). Referee: P. O’Sullivan (Kerry)

The Sheehan family, Kilkenny, and the Nire.

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Eileen McCarthy and Catherine Kiely. Dylan Guiry being congratulated by his team mates. Nire supporters before the game. John Hayes (Carbery Rangers) congratulates Shane Ryan and Conal Mulcahy. Dolores Guiry, Walter Wall, Sean Guiry, Bill Walsh and Nora Wall.

Job done. L to R: Shane Ryan, Conal Mulcahy and James McGrath. The next generation of Nire players. Shauna Guiry and friends. Nire club stalwarts Justin Walsh and Thomas O’Gorman congratulating each other after the final whistle.

Nire supporters at Clonakilty on Sunday last.

Mike Guiry and Jackson Kiely. Stephanie Hickey and Mary Gleeson pictured with Conor Gleeson after the game.

Cousins and rivals in attendance in Clonakility. Team captain Shane Walsh being congratulated.

Nire clubmen Paddy Joe Ryan and Pat Grant pictured with Waterford’s Munster Council Rep. Brendan Tobin at Clonakilty on Sunday last.

Walter Wall.

The Nire bench keeping an eye on proceedings during the extra time period.

Nire Senior football team sponsor Tony Doocey and the Gleeson girls.

Thomas O’Gorman gives Shane Walsh a pat on the back for this match winning extra time goal.



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TEAMS OF TIMES GONE BY WESTERN UNDER 21 ‘B’ HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Championship: Western U-21 ‘B’ Championship Venue: Fraher Field. Date: Saturday, 2nd Novermber, 1996. Opposition: Abbeyside. Half-time score: Abbeyside 1-3, St. Olivers 0-3. Full-time score: St. Olivers 1-8; Abbeyside 1-8. Referee: R. Casey (Colligan). St. Olivers team: C. Radley; T. Curran, S. Ronayne, J. Tobin; O. Hallahan, T. Keane, L. Maher; A. Ahearne, M. Walsh; B. Downey, M. Murray, P. O’Donovan; D. Tobin, K. Cotter, R. Ronayne. Scorers: D. Tobin 1-0, M. Walsh 0-7, P. O’Donovan 0-1.

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Club Focus From the Files of the Dungarvan Observer Saturday, 9nd November, 1996. MUNSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND

Rathgormack qualify to meet All-Ireland champions Rathgormack 1-9; Moyle Rovers 1-8. Rathgormack senior footballers, double County champions, went one step further at the Fraher Field on Sunday last when they recorded a fully deserved one point victory over Tipperary Champions Moyle Rovers in the first round of the Munster Club Championship to qualify for a crack at the All-Ireland Club champions Laune Rangers in the Provincial semifinal. Rathgormack had first use of the breeze playing into the road goal but it was the Tipperary champions who made all the early running as Donal Foley pointed in the 2nd minute. A good move by the Waterford champions ended with Martin Power blasting wide. Derry Foley put Moyle Rovers two points up in the 7th minute. At the other end Dan Crotty was badly off target before Martin Power opened their tally with a point from a 45 in the 10th minute. Moyle Rovers switched their corner backs as veteran Seanie Power was making good headway in the right corner and had another fine game. In the 12th minute Richie Power was put through but he slipped, then found Joe Murray who pointed to level the scoring. Rathgormack were missing chances before young Frannie Halpin, who was now coming very much into the game, was fouled and Martin Power pointed the resultant free in the 18th minute to put his side in front for the first time in the game. Moyle Rovers were back on level terms in the 21st minute when Declan Browne, who had started instead of John Kelly, pointed a free. In the 23rd minute

Frannie Halpin was again fouled in the right corner. Joe Murray’s free from the hand saw the ball coming back off the upright to Ger Power whose shot was blocked. Martin Power collected the rebound and his shot was again saved. This time it was Ger Power who collected the rebound and his left footed shot found the net. Declan Browne pointed a free in reply in the 29th minute (1-4 to 0-4) at the break. On the turnover Joe Murray received from Ger Power and pointed in the 32nd minute. John McGrath who had started at left corner back for the Tipperary champions was now operating at left half forward and he pointed in the 34th minute with Declan Browne landing another in the 35th minute (1-5 to 0-6). An excellent Rathgormack move saw Richie Power combining with Martin Power to put Pat Crotty in for a point in the 38th minute. Donal Foley replied with a point in the 40th minute. Martin Power was again through shortly afterwards with a goal looking on but his show was blocked. Joe Murray who had his best game of the year and was my Man of the Match, landed a point from a free from his hand in the 41st minute, with Martin Power, who had another excellent outing, cutting through for a great point in the 46th minute (1-8 to 0-7). Martin Power was on target from a free in the 52nd minute (1-9 to 0-7). Declan Browne’s well floated sideline kick was the ball held on the goal-line with the umpires adjudging that the ball was over the line (1-9 to 1-8). Moyle Rovers were now a revitalised side as they tried desperately to land the equaliser. In the 63rd minute a long range effort from a free by their outstanding centre half back John Owens went wide and that was that. Scorers – Rathgormack: M. Power 0-5, G. Power 1-0, J. Murray 0-3, P. Crotty 0-1. Moyle Rovers: D. Browne 1-5, Donal Foley, Derry Foley, J. McGrath 0-1 each. Rathgormack: P. Fahey; J. Crotty, D. Power, K. Power; D. Crotty, B. Curry, D. Hassett; R. Power, V. Murray; J. Murray, M. Power, P. Crotty; S. Power, G. Power, F. Halpin. Moyle Rovers: S. Delahunty; E. Power, P. Norris, J. McGrath; N. Wall, J. Owens, R. Boland; J. Dunne, L. Cronin; Donal Foley, Derry Foley, K. O’Connor; J. Williams, D. Browne, K. Delahunty. Subs: J. Kelly for K. Delahunty; B. O’Dwyer for Power; M. J. Browne for Norris. Referee: William O’Mahoney (Limerick).

Morrissey Family Western Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship

Stradbally advance in Colligan Stradbally ………………........ 4-8; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg ....... 1-12. STRADBALLY raised some eyebrows in winning this first round west under 21’B’ hurling championship game in Colligan last Sunday afternoon. Their best players included Jack Mullaney, Cormac Gough and Daniel Weldon while Clashmore/Kinsalebeg’s stand out player was Edmond O’Halloran. Stradbally: Sean Barry; Andrew

Kirwan, Ciaran Cusack, Maurice Sweeney; Ger Crowley, Cathal Cusack, Micheal Ahearne; Paul Tobin, Jack Mullaney; Eoin O’Brien, Daniel Weldon, Cormac Gough; Jack Navin, Nicky Power, Robert Finn. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Paul O’Connor; Danny O’Neill, Conor Lynch, Danny O’Mahony; Ed Hynes, Edmond O’Halloran, Alan McCarthy; Brian Lynch, Adam Curley; Jack Donovan, Dean

O’Brien, Luke Seward; Niall Kennefick, Paddy Prendergast, Adam O’Sullivan. Sub: Robbie Deady for Jack Donovan. Referee: Tadhg Tobin (Brickey Rangers). The St. Olivers v Ballyduff Upper under 21 game did not take place due to Geraldines involvement in the West Intermediate football final over the weekend.

Waterford Ladies Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club semi-final BEST wishes to Abbeyside Ladies football team who by winning the Munster final against Ballylanders in Mallow recently, represent the province in the All Ireland series. They will play Galway and Connacht champions Annaghdown in the All-Ireland Intermediate semifinal on Sunday next, 20th November in Fraher Field. Throw-in is at 1:00 p.m. and all support would be greatly appreciated.

ALL STAR NOMINATIONS Congratulations to Linda Wall, Aileen Wall, Mairead Wall and Maria Delahunty who are among the 45 players who were nominated for an All Star based on their performances in 2016. PRESENTATION NIGHT The Senior National League & Minor Munster Medal Presentation Night will take place on Saturday

next, 19th November, 2016 at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Ticket Price €20 each. Time: 8 p.m. sharp. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available from Pat Sullivan, John Frewen or Lisa Cronin. Please book early to avoid disappointment as tickets won't be available on the night and are selling out fast.

County Bord na nÓg Under-14 Div. One Football County Final replay (SPONSORED BY: COMBINED WATERFORD CITY CREDIT UNIONS) Gaultier 3-8; Tramore 2-5. After a thrilling draw back in early June, these two great Eastern rivals returned to battle it out for U-14 Division 1 county football honours at the WIT Arena, Carriganore on Saturday afternoon last (November 12th). This was another well contested and entertaining contest, and in the end it was Gaultier who claimed a deserved victory. Gaultier held a 2-5 to 2-3 interval advantage, having netted a crucial goal late in the opening period. The second half belonged to Gaultier who dominated the majority of the second half, but credit Tramore who never gave up and battled right to the end. Gaultier showed their class, and deservedly landed the title after an exciting 50 minutes of football. After the game, Eric Furlong (Eastern Bord na nÓg) presented the trophy to the victorious captain, Conor Berry who had a fine game at midfield for Gaultier. Thanks to the WIT Arena, Carriganore for the use of their excellent facilities, to our referee,

Gavin Whelan (Colligan) and his officials for a job well done. Finally, we’d like to acknowledge and thank our U-14 Football sponsors, namely the Combined Waterford City Credit Unions who were represented on the day by Robert Grace. UNDER-15 FOOTBALL CO. FINALS VICTORIES FOR GAULTIER AND FERRYBANK The WIT Arena, Carriganore played host to the Division 1 and 3 U-15 County football Championship Finals on Sunday morning last (13/11). Gaultier (who had a number of players playing in the U-14 decider the previous afternoon) showed no ill effects as they recorded a comfortable victory over a gallant Ballinacourty outfit, it finished Gaultier 3-7; Ballinacourty 0-4. Ferrybank annexed the Division 3 title following a hard fought win over St. Pats in a thrilling contest, 4-4 to 2-3 the full-time in favour of the Eastern champions, who have now completed an U-15 double following their hurling Co. Final victory over the same opposition in midSeptember. Thanks to our two referees who

handled the games well, Brendan Breen (Stradbally), and Dessie O’Leary (Erin’s Own) and to Stephen Donovan (Dungarvan) for officiating on the day. Our remaining County Final was played on Monday night last (13/11) as The Nire took on Portlaw/Ballyduff Lower in the U-15 Division 2 football County final at St. Molleran’s GAA Grounds, no result at the time of going to press. Please see result on our Facebook page (Bord na nOg Portlairge). ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT Our annual County Bord na nÓg Awards Night will take place this year in Roanmore Social Centre on Sunday, November 27th at 5.30 p.m. This promises to be a great night, where the ‘Man of the match’ awards from all our County Finals (both codes) from U-13 to U-16 will be presented. Guest speakers will attend on the night, and refreshments will be served. A.G.M./END OF YEAR MEETING The AGM/End of Year meeting of County Bord na nÓg will be held in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on Monday December 5th at 8:00 p.m. All clubs are asked to be represented at this important meeting.

WESTERN BOARD RESULTS JJ Kavanagh & Sons Co. Junior Football Final: Ballyduff Lower 2-10; Colligan Emmetts 1-13 Radley Engineering Western Intermediate Football Championship KO: Geraldines 0-10; Modeligo 1-7 The Morrissey Family Western Under 21 (B) Hurling Championship: Stradbally 4-8; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-12 U-15 F Division 1 County Final: Gaultier 3-7; Ballinacourty 0-4 U-15 F Division 3 County Final: Ferrybank 4-5; St Patrick's 2-3 Tony Kirwan Plant Hire Eastern Intermediate Football Championship - Group A Kill 0-8; Portlaw 0-8

Division 1 County Final: Gaultier 3-8; Micheal MacCraith Tramore 2-5 TONY KIRWAN PLANT HIRE EASTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - GROUP A p w d l for against diff pts. Kill 6 4 1 1 66 53 13 9 Newtown 5 3 0 2 43 46 -3 6 John Mitchel's 5 2 0 3 43 54 -11 4 Bunmahon 4 2 0 2 38 40 -2 4 Portlaw 2 1 1 0 22 19 3 3 St Mollerans 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

WESTERN BOARD FIXTURE RADLEY Engineering Intermediate Football Replay: Modeligo v. Geraldines 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 18th November, in Fraher Field.


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AIB Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final

Lismore seeks Munster glory in Mallow

Waterford Junior team picture 1986. Back Row: Mari O'Ryan, Catriona Casey, Frances Wall, Bernie Ryan, June Whyte, Mona Fitzpatrick, Dolores Hallinan RIP, Nora Sullivan. Frront Row: Una McNamara, Margaret Phelan Capt, Ann Fitzpatick, Brigid McGrath, Marie Crotty, (Michelle Ryan Mascot,) Betty Ryan, Ann Meehan.

Waterford Ladies celebrate milestone All-Ireland Football winning Anniversaries ALL roads lead to the Park Hotel this Saturday evening, November 19th for a truly special occasion in the history of ladies football in County Waterford. The pioneers of the game in the Deise along with family, friends, supporters and current followers of the game will gather to celebrate the achievements of the years that first put the county on the map. The 1986 Junior team was the first Deise side to play in Croke Park and history was made when this very talented side beat Wexford by 4-13 to 0-0 in the National decider. Years of dedicated unsung work by a small band of enthusiasts of the game had not only been rewarded but also laid the foundations for the county’s first senior title win in 1991 against Laois on a scoreline of 5-8 to 3-7. This Saturday’s event at the Park Hotel will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Junior title win and the 25th anniversary of the senior victory. The organisers are extending an invitation to one and all from those halcyon days and from the present time to come along and celebrate and reminisce on the times that ensured the future for the good days that the sport currently enjoys in Waterford. ALL-IRELAND JUNIOR FOOTBALL FINAL 1986 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 1986 HISTORIC LADIES FOOTBALL VICTORY IN CROKE PARK WATERFORD …………… 4-13; WEXFORD ………………… 0-0. Last Sunday was an historic day in Croke Park, for the first time lady footballers replaced their male counterparts as the All Ireland finals were played on the ‘’sacred sod.’’ Bridget McGrath kept a clean sheet and Margaret Phelan led by example, Betty Ryan and Frances Wall were soundness personified, Ann Fitzpatrick, Nora Sullivan and Dolores Hallinan sealed off all routes to goal and Marie Ryan and June Whyte ruled the roost at midfield. Catriona Casey was outstanding at wing forward ably assisted by Marie Crotty and Mona Fitzpatrick. Ann Meehan, Una McNamara and Bernie Ryan were always ahead of their opponents, Helen Walsh, Patricia Butler and Collette Whyte also had their moments in a great team victory

and others involved in the historic journey during the tear to ultimate success included Helen Condon, Frances Fitzpatrick, Deirdre Ryan, Aine Wall, Helena and Sinead Walsh. PRESENTATION National President Pat Quill presented the cup to Margaret Phelan as the Waterford following gave full vent to their feelings. On their return to the county the team were given a Mayoral Reception in Waterford, a parade in Dungarvan and the night of all nights in Ballymac. Scorers – Bernie Ryan 1-5, Marie Crotty 1-3, Ann Meehan and Catriona Casey 1-0 each, Una McNamara 0-3, Collette Whyte and Maire Ryan 0-1 each. Team: Bridget McGrath; Betty Ryan, Margaret Phelan, Frances Wall; Ann Fitzpatrick, Nora Sullivan, Dolores Hallinan; Marie Ryan, June Whyte; Mona Fitzpatrick, Marie Crotty, Catriona Casey; Una McNamara, Bernie Ryan, Ann Meehan. Subs: P. Butler, M. Walsh, C. Whyte, H. Condon, F. Fitzpatrick, P. Ryan, H. Walsh, A. Wall, S, Walsh. Referee: Agnes Gorman.

ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL FINAL 1991 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 1991 SUPERB DISPLAY SECURES FIRST TITLE WATERFORD ………………5-8; LAOIS ………………………. 3-7. Waterford secured their first AllIreland Senior title with a superb display of skill and determination at Croke Park. In a thrilling game they proved to be worthy champions after a tremendous battle against a very game Laois Side. This was a victory fashioned by some brilliant scores, great combination play and stout defending. The skills of fielding and handpassing reached a high standard, stoppages were few and well contrived scores plentiful. Waterford owed much to the midfield dominance of Marie Crotty and Bernie Ryan, Aine Wall’s goal poaching ability, solid goalkeeping by Patricia Butler and a majestic defence, superbly marshalled by centre half back Ann Fitzpatrick. With the teams level at 0-1 apiece, Aine Wall drilled home the first of five great goals at the end of a dazzling move in the 6th minute including Bernie and Geraldine O’Ryan. A goal and a point by Laois’ top player Sue Ramsbottom gave the O’Moore county a tempo-

rary lead but this match was won and lost in a six minute period. Firstly, Geraldine O’Ryan got inside the Laois defence and finished superbly to the net and Marie Crotty followed up with two pointed frees. Michael Ryan’s charges were in full flight at this stage and Noirin Walsh placed Catriona Casey for a goal followed by another such score by Aine Wall which left the half time score reading Waterford 4-3; Laois 1-3. None played better than Patricia Butler in what was surely her finest hour. Martina O’Ryan was superb at full back and Regina Byrne and Cleona Walsh, two seventeen year olds belied their years with a display of confident defending. At centre back Ann Fitzpatrick confirmed that she is the game’s outstanding defender and on the wings, Ann Dunford and Sinead Walsh dominated with tight marking. Again Marie Crotty and Bernie Ryan came up trumps on the big day and again the most accomplished midfield pairing in the country. The Desie attack was lethal. Geraldine O’Ryan led with vision and class and immaculate distribution. Noirin Walsh’s speed and strength, Catriona Casey’s tireless workrate and Aine Wall’s scoring ability (3-3) all helped to make the attack a constant nightmare for the opposing defence. June Whyte and Fiona Crotty also played their part and were high scorers in earlier championship games. Olivia Condon and Michelle Walsh also made a notable impression when introduced. Scorers: Aine Wall 3-3, Marie Crotty 0-4, Geraldine O’Ryan and Catriona Casey 1-0 each, Fiona Crotty 0-1. Team: Patricia Butler; Regina Byrne, Martina O’Ryan, Cleona Walsh; Sinead Walsh, Ann Fitzpatrick, Ann Dunford; Bernie Ryan, Marie Crotty; Noirin Walsh, Geraldine O’Ryan, Catriona Casey; Fiona Crotty, Aine Wall, June Whyte. Subs: Olivia Condon, Michelle Walsh, Deirdre Wall, Dolores Tyrrell, Honor Lonergan, Collette Whyte, Julie Ann Torpey, Clare Ryan, Lorena Mooney. Referee: Pat Quill (Wexford).

PRESENTATION Marie Crotty received the Brendan Martin Cup from the Asoociation’s President Peter Rice in front of the large and jubilant Déise support.

LISMORE V KILMOYLEY (Kerry) Saturday, November 19th in Mallow at 2 p.m. ALL roads from Lismore and elsewhere in the County will lead to Mallow this Saturday for the Munster intermediate club hurling final, a grade Waterford champions Lismore will be trying to win for the first time. Standing in their way are the Kerry senior champions Kilmoyley who have beaten the Limerick champions Monaleen by 4-12 to 0-13 in the semi-final enroute to this year’s provincial decider. And it was an emphatic statement as Kerry senior captain Daniel Collins led by example, collecting 1-7 while also providing an assist for the first of Maurice O’Connor’s two goals. That was Kilmoyley’s second green flag, after Adrian Royle had pounced earlier, and they led by 2-6 to 0-7 at halftime. A third goal for Kilmoyley, scored by Collins and a fourth goal put the icing on the cake with ten minutes remaining, O’Connor collecting his second to put the seal on a memorable afternoon. Scorers for Kilmoyley in the semifinal were: D. Collins (1-7, 4 frees), M. O’Connor (2-1), A. Royle (1-0), J. McGelligott (0-2), R. Collins and J. Godley (0-1 each) and the team lined out as follows: A. McCabe; S. Murnane, C. Savage, R. Collins; S. Dowling, T. Murnane, D. Fitzell; P. O’Connor, J. Godley; K. McCarthy, D. Collins, S. Maunsell; J. Brick, A. Royle, M. O’Connor. Sub: J. McGelligott for Brick (38).

Lismore experienced a hectic few weeks of action in getting to this stage and almost became one of the casualties of the inactive summer period due to the inter

county scene. Over three weeks ago Dave Barry’s charges played three crucial championship games in less than eight days and the third game almost caught up with them when they were pushed to the limit by the Tipperary champions Newport at the Fraher Field. However, the more natural two week break before Saturday’s final will stand to the Waterford champions and the freshness they showed against both Dunhill and Bandon should be in evidence once again. If Lismore can produce that kind of form they should be in with a good 50/50 chance here against a team that cannot be underestimated because they come from a football dominated county. Fergie O’Loughlin’s charges disposed of the Limerick champions Monaleen by an 0-11 margin and with a fine score of 4-13 behind them. Seanie Barry will guard the net once more and should be fronted by Pat Hennessy, David Prendergast and the other corner is up for grabs it seems with both Micheal Fitzgerald and Aaron Whelan unavailable. Sean Reaney may get the selectorial nod in this vacant corner back slot while outside Eoin Bennett, Ray Barry and team captain Paudie Prendergast are playing some great hurling in the half back sector. John Prendergast and Stevie Barry have formed a compatible and hard working midfield partnership with both also capable of dissecting the posts. Lismore’s tactic of lobbing the high ball into Dan and Maurice Shanahan is no secret and this should be the case again on Saturday. Jordan Shanahan has a battle

Paudie Prendergast, will lead his side into action in the Munster Final. against time to take his place in the forwards due to a leg injury sustained against Bandon and hopefully he can make the starting line and be part of the Munster final experience. If not so, Brian Bennett should take his place along side such as Brendan Landers who scored a crucial point in the semifinal, Peter O’Keeffe, another scorer and, of course, county minor for the past two years Jack Prendergast whose hurling and scoring ability should be a big plus for his side on Saturday. Others hoping to see some game time will include Ronan Landers, Eric O’Sullivan, Emmet Quann, Ollie Lineen, David Smith and Evan Roche while hopefully the 16th man will be the large Lismore support and that also from other clubs in the county. Mallow is an ideal venue for this final and it probably will at this stage of the championship be Lismore’s greatest test to date. Predictions between two teams that have never played one another can be artificial but hopefully a Lismore led Maurice Shanahan will bring the Hoare Cup back over the Blackwater into Lismore on Saturday evening. Forecast: Lismore.

Another encounter of the close kind anticipated JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Premier Junior Football Final Replay BALLYDUFF V COLLIGAN EMMETTS Walsh Park Sunday, November 20th at 2 p.m. WALSH Park should host another thrilling County junior football final when Emmetts and Ballyduff will meet in their replayed final this Sunday at 2 p.m. A number of questions lead up to this final such as can Emmetts improve on their poor start the last day? Can they deal with the influence of Eoin Cummins overall? Can Ballyduff play for the full hour? and who can

counteract the speed of Colin Dunford on the ball when he gets into the game? That sums up the aftermath from the drawn encounter and this is certainly a 50/50 game with perhaps just a kick of the ball separating the teams. The final in Carriganore drew large support from both clubs, which should be the same again and if Sunday’s match images the first final, then patrons should be entertained throughout. Both sides enjoyed periods of dominance in Carriganore and Emmetts looked the more impressive, faster and employed better team play than Ballyduff when they were on top. The first final will have

stood to Emmetts as they needed a game while Ballyduff have more than enough games under their belt. The Eastern champions didn’t tire last week in their umpteenth outing in a row and this a credit to the players and those in charge of keeping them topped up from game to game. Ballyduff’s ambition remains to complete the county junior double and on the other hand Emmetts are crying out for a County title themselves. There is nothing between the teams yet the cup can come westwards if all of the Emmetts players perform for the full hour on this occasion. Forecast: Colligan Emmetts.

Intriguing Intermediate Football replay in store Radley Engineering Western Intermediate Football Final Replay GERALDINES V MODELIGO Friday, November 18th in Fraher Field at 8 p.m. THE Shandon venue should host another large attendance for this replay final on Friday evening. In the first match, Geraldines enjoyed the better of the exchanges and had the better opportunity of the two teams to win the title at the first attempt. The game should stand to Modeligo as they hadn’t got much football played in the lead up to the final.

Jamie Troy made an impact when introduced the last day and he, Nicky O’Donovan and Pat Fitzgerald may be put in the front line from the start this time round. Tom Devine had a quiet hour in the drawn match and team mentors will be hoping no doubt that he and the rest of the side will not be playing second fiddle for two long this time round. Geraldines had one hand on the cup last Friday but they left Modeligo back in at a crucial late stage. They too will be hoping for better performances from such as Aidan Dwyer, Liam O’Connell, Eamonn Mernin, Ray Connery and Stevie Kennefick while Stevie

Halley will most likely be given the job he did so well last week in keeping Modeligo’s top scorer Michael Troy under tabs. The Gers may also strengthen their forward division with the introduction of Ger O’Donovan from the outset. Geraldines have yet to make the psychological breakthrough in recent years of winning this title and this must surely motivate them to cross the finish line first this time round. Modeligo will benefit from the extra week of football, this team has a formidable winning record in the past three years and this may prove the difference at the end of the day. Forecast: Modeligo.



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Nire/Fourmilewater MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL SEMI-FINAL Nire 2-15; Carberry Rangers 1-13. There has been many great and proud days in the history of our great club. Sunday, November 13th will go down as one of our greatest. Trailing Carberry Rangers by six points with 26 minutes to go, the team dug deep and lead 1-11 to 1-10 as the game entered injury time. Carberry Rangers managed to fist over an equaliser to force the match into extra time. In the 20 minutes plus four of injury time, the lads over-ran their Cork opponents to record a wonderful 2-15 to 1-13 victory and qualify us for our third Munster Senior Club Football Final. The final on November 27th will be a repeat of the 2006 decider against Dr Crokes of Kerry. Congratulations once again to everyone involved and a special thank you to Brian Morrissey for once again taking some wonderful photos and capturing a memorable day for our wonderful club. An Uidhir Abu!!! FOURMILEWATER LOTTO RESULT Jackpot not won. Numbers drawn 3, 13, 15. 5 X €30: winners Karen McGrath, Mechan Walsh, Mary O’Gorman, John Cussen, Margaret Phelan. Next week’s Jackpot €3,750. FOURMILEWATER 45 CARD RESULTS Winners: Con & Thomas O’Dwyer; Pat & Mary Guiry. Lucky Tables: Eddie & June Cooney; Seamus and Ollie O’Neill. FOURMILEWATER 2016 AGM The Annual AGM of An Caislean Cuanach/ Fourmilwater GAA club will take place on Sunday, 18th December 2016 at 4 pm in Ballymacarbry Community Centre. Nomination papers will be available to download on our webpage or by contacting club secretary Muiris Walsh. Nomination papers will also be sent to club members where an email address is available. All nominations and motions must be returned by Sunday, December 4th to or sent to Muiris Walsh 3 Deerpark View Ballymacarbry County Waterford JUVENILES Our U-7, 8, 9 teams who had a great time at a recent blitz in Ballinameela.

St. Mary's Juveniles U-15 FOOTBALL EASTERN FINAL Carriganore was the venue for the above fixture last Sunday week, 6th Nov, where Portlaw/Ballyduff provided the opposition. The first half saw us play against the breeze and we were up against it come half time as we trailed 23 to 0-1. The second half was a much better performance. We held the opposition scoreless, while we added 1-3 to our tally, with Cathal Scanlon getting the goal. Unfortunately, we just fell short, but we had more than ample opportunities to win the game. Final score 2-3 to 1-4. Thanks to the management and players for their efforts in this grade. INDOOR HURLING Our indoor season is up and running since last Friday night in Kill Community Centre. From now until next March, every Friday evening, we will run 3 classes for our youngest members, starting at 5 pm-5.50 pm for anyone born in 2011/2012 (mainly junior & senior infants). Then from 5.506.45 p.m. it’s the turn of those born in 2009/2010 (mainly 1st class) and finally the class of 2008 (mainly 2nd class) see action from 6.45-8pm. Beginners are welcome at all ages, all you have to do is come with a tracksuit, runners, a helmet, with shinguards optional. We supply the plastic hurleys, so no need to bring your own. A zip up top is ideal, as it can easily be removed if your child gets too hot. And finally all we ask is to bring €2 for hall rental. Any queries you can ring John Sheahan on 086-8043871 or Mary Walsh on 086-2934579. Looking forward to a productive season!! U-21 HURLING Our semi final match v Tramore is still on the 'waiting list’ as Kill's exploits in the intermediate football championship have it on hold. The next available date as we stand is week ending 26/27 November. More anon.

Kill EASTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL Ourselves and Portlaw will have to do it all again as the sides finished level in an exciting game, if not a quality game in Dunhill last Saturday, 12th Nov. Dunhill will once again be the venue this Saturday when the two sides meet, with throw-in this time around 2 p.m. Let’s hope with a better performance we can finish the job. Back to the action. In near perfect conditions for the time of year, the first half was a forgettable affair as both sides played well below par as the

Pictured above is the Ballinacourty under 15 football team who beat Dungarvan in the Division 1 Western final at the Dungarvan Club grounds recently.

half-time score suggests. Ben Gallagher got our opening point, but we had to wait nearly 20 minutes for our next score, a Sean Cheasty white flag. In the meantime, our defence were keeping the Tannery boys at bay with some super defending, with Luke, Niall and Jim Halley at the heart of things. Our midfield were working hard, but the problems lay in attack where we were misfiring. Still we led at the break by 0-2 to 0-1. The second half saw a much improved showing from both teams as there was a better run of scores. Portlaw equalized on the resumption before Ben from a free and Ray from play kicked us into a 2 point lead. However, this was the trend for the half. Three times we went two ahead only for the opposition to peg us back, with the last occasion coming in injury time. In between Ben kicked some fine points from play and frees while Ray kicked a second, however we couldn't put them away as they levelled with the last kick of the game. Final score Kill 0-8; Portlaw 0-8. The team was:- Kieran Dunphy, Luke Middleton, Niall Hennessy, Fergie Whelan, Peter Casey, Jim Halley, Anthony Kiely, Eric Lonergan, Ben Gallagher, John Flynn, Corey Kennedy, Anthony Raher, Ciaran Kirwan, Ray Hennessy. Subs used; Sean Cheasty, Mikey Nicholls.

CLUB LOTTO Our club lotto draw was held in Dunphy’s Bar last Monday night, 7th Nov. and it produced no winner of the jackpot which was worth €10,000. However, we had a Match 3, as Maureen Kirwan (Pub) had 3 of the 4 numbers drawn and so has the consolation of taking home €50. For the record the numbers drawn were 11, 14, 25, 28. Next week’s draw is in Kirwans where once again their is 10k up for grabs. LONG PUCK 2016 Hard to believe we are talking about the Long Puck again, but there you have it. As usual its on 27th Dec. which is a Tuesday this year, which is also a Bank Holiday, so no work excuses. Puck off is at 1.30 pm and its €10 per adult and €5 per U-16, with Kirwan’s Bar hosting this years event. More info in the coming weeks.

Kilgobinet WESTERN FINAL We won our third Western Junior attached final last Saturday with a hard earned win over Ballysaggart. Stephen Coffey got our first point, we then traded points to leave two each before Ballysaggart got in for a goal. Paul Walsh put over two good frees and just before half-time after a well worked move Paul hit a great shot to skim under the bar into the net to leave it 1-4 to 1-2 at halftime. Philly Curran came on at half-time and added a bit more pace to the full forward line and quickly got two points and was unlucky for a goal. We were on top for most of the second half but had some very bad wides. Paul added a few more points and one from Tomás in end to leave us run out winners 1-10 to 1-4. Paul accepted the cup, thanked all the players and management team and supporters. He also remembered his dad Jim and John Nugent (Jnr.) who are so dearly missed in our club and by their families. Our thoughts now turn to a County Final on Sunday 27th in Walsh Park. We had great support on Saturday so hope ye can all make the trip to Walsh Park and keep our good record down there going in County finals. Panel: J. Fennell, E. Cullinan, J. Cass, J. Moloney, T. Fahey, J. J. Fitzgerald, M Dunford, N. Phelan, C. Power, D Crowther, J. Curtain, P. Walsh, S. Coffey, T Cullinan, P. Fahey. Subs: P. Curran, J. Hallinan, N. Dwane, J. Fennell, M. Phelan, E. Dunford, F. Power, J. Cullinan, J. Murphy, C. Kavanagh.

BADMINTON Badminton for secondary school students starting Tuesday nights in Bohadoon from 7.30

pm - 8.30 pm. €3 per child. Please bring your own racket.

na Rinne CLG Na OÍCHE NA gCAPALL Ba mhaith linn míle buíochas a ghabháil do gach éinne a chabhraigh le Oíche na gCapall a réachtáil an Satharn seo chaite. Bhí slua deas bailaithe thíos I dTigh an Cheoil agus bhí anaoíche ann. Ba mhaith linn buíochas a ghabháil chomh maith le na urraitheoirí ar fad agus na daoine ar fad a cheannaigh capall. COMHGHÁIRDEACHAS Comhgháirdeachas leis An Uidhir atá tar éis cáiliú do cluiche ceannais peile na mumhan tar éis bua iontach in aghaidh Carbery Rangers an Domhnach seo chaite. LOTTO Torthaí lotto 7/11/16. Uimhreacha: 9, 11, 26, 29. Ní raibh aon buaiteoir den pota óir an tseachtain seo chaite. Bhuaigh na daoine seo a leanas €25 an duine: Noel Ó Murchadha, Helen Kelly, Gráinne & Marie Kelly. Beidh €7,100 sa pota óir an tseachtain seo chugainn agus is i dTigh an Cheoil a bheidh an tarraingt.

John Mitchels MEETING We will hold a year end meeting for adult and underage next week. Day and time will be confirmed by text later this week. We hope to hold our AGM in mid January. SCHOOL FINAL Fews boys team were due to play Old Parish in the football final on Saturday last. The game was postponed due to the weather and will be refined over the coming weeks. RIP It was with great sadness the news reached the club of Willie Boland’s passing last week. Willie was part of the first ever John Mitchel's team to play. Gaultier were the opponents on the historical day for the club. It was great to see so many of his former team mates come out and remember their friend. May he rest in Peace.

Melleray Glenrovers Glenrovers Melleray WEEKLY LOTTO Week ending Sunday, 6th November, 2016, numbers drawn were as follows: 1, 9, 12 & 24. There was no winner of the €3,750.00 Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Michael McGrath, Mairead Byrne and Leo O'Donnell. Second draw for Sunday night, 13th November, 2016, numbers drawn were as follows: 16, 26, 27 & 29. There was no winner of the €3,800.00 jackpot, consolation prizes went to Wasui, c/o Sean Duggan, Martin Keohane and Johnny Kett. Next week's draw for the jackpot of €3,850.00 will take place in the Cat's Bar, Melleray, on Sunday night, 20th November, at 9.00 p.m. Many thanks to all those who continue to support our weekly lotto, much appreciated. WATERFORD GAA TEAM UP WITH SANOFI FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING Waterford GAA has partnered with Sanofi Waterford to promote health and wellbeing through a range of initiatives across the county. As part of this programme, a day-long health and wellbeing conference will be held at Sanofi, Old Kilmeaden Road, Waterford, on Saturday, November 26th, with a range of presenters sharing their perspectives and experiences. Registration commences at 9.15 a.m. with the

conference itself starting at 10.00 a.m. and concluding at 4.00 p.m. This event is free to attend but tickets must be got beforehand through Building on a successful 2015 event, the conference will look at important topics such as diet and nutrition; positive mental health and substance misuse. Speakers will include dietitian Aoife Hearne; rugby international Niamh Briggs; motivation and performance specialist Declan Coyle; addiction counsellor Justin Campbell and Waterford senior hurler and high performance consultant Shane O’Sullivan. To learn more about protecting your mental health, WELL WISHES Following on from a journey of great success in 2016, we again send well wishes to near neighbours Lismore in the Munster Intermediate Final on Saturday, 19th November, in Mallow GAA Grounds when they take on Kilmoyley. To Lismore Club, team, management, mentors and supporters, may your journey continue long after next Saturday!!

An Coilligeán / Na h-Emmetigh CO. JUNIOR FOOTBALL FINAL THRILLING DECIDER ENDS ALL SQUARE Colligan Emmetts 1-13; Ballyduff Lower 2-10. We have to do it all over again this Sunday afternoon, after ourselves and Ballyduff Lower couldn’t be separated in a thrilling County Junior football Final played at the well prepared WIT Arena, Carriganore on Wednesday night last (November 9th). Many observers described the game as one of the best club football games played this year, and credit both teams for this, and also to the great crowd who created a wonderful atmosphere at a unique venue. We thought we might be going home even before a ball was thrown in as the floodlights failed just before the start, so the game was delayed by fifteen minutes. The opening couple of minutes were frantic as both sides tried to find their feet, the Eastern champions kicked the opening two scores before Gavin Whelan opened our account. The next fifteen or so minutes belonged to Ballyduff who caused us all sorts of problems with their direct running style aided by some fine scores. They raised two green flags in quick succession and it look curtains for us at this stage as we trailed by 2-6 to 0-1 after nearly 23 minutes played. Credit to the lads, who began to get on to the ball and reeled off a couple of well taken scores before the interval which gave us a fighting chance in the second period, at the change of ends it was Ballyduff Lower who held a 2-7 to 0-6 advantage. The game sprung into lift upon the resumption and the bumper crowd played their part as we began to grow in confidence coming more and more into the game. We got the first couple of points on the restart and a real tonic goal courtesy of a great Charlie Whelan finished saw the deficit reduced to the minimum midway through the second period. The equalizer followed and we managed to go clear with around four minutes of normal time remaining, but credit Ballyduff who never gave up, and they scored the last two points to leave matters all square at the end of an absorbing encounter. This was edge of the seat stuff, and was a credit to both clubs, and their supporters who made it a game for the ages. Here’s hoping the replay will be just as good and that we can get over the line this time! A big thanks to all our sup-

porters who turned out in their droves last week creating a wonderful atmosphere, here’s hoping the same level of support will be behind us again for the replay. On what was a great night for football, and a great crowd, there were a couple of disappointing aspects and I suppose none of them were under our control. No P.A. system or photographer at the game last Wednesday, and no timer on the scoreboard, these were a just things that were pointed out by our members and supporters and something that the County Board should take a look at for future midweek County Finals. At the time of going to press, we were still awaiting confirmation of the throw-in time for Sunday’s replay in Walsh Park. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages or else contact any of the club officers. Get those ‘Black & Amber’ flags ready again, and here’s once again wishing the entire panel, and management team the very best of luck on the day. The team that lined out in last Wednesday’s drawn Co. Final read as follows: Dean McKenna, John Flynn, John Nick Fennell, Alan Kinsella, Ross Browne, PJ Coffey, Ray Bannon, Darren Dunford, John Morrissey, Gavin Whelan (Capt.), Colin Dunford, Mark Flynn, Johnny Wall, Alan Walsh, Charlie Whelan. Subs: Sean Browne for C. Whelan, Stephen McGrath for A. Walsh, Mike McGrath for R. Bannon (inj.), Jason Dunford for M. McGrath (inj.), Richie Kiely, Kenny Walsh.

THANKS The club would like to sincerely thank Ger Wyley (Ger Wyley Sports) for sponsoring gloves to the lads for last Wednesday’s County Final, this was very much appreciated. Also we’d like to thank, Jerome Quill, Quills Master McGrath Bar for supplying refreshments for the lads last Wednesday night and also to the committee members who made sandwiches. Finally, big thanks also to Michael Wall and Franny Tobin for putting up signs and flags in the build-up to last week’s County Final. CLUB LOTTO There was no winner of the ‘Black & Amber’ club Lotto held in Quills Master McGrath Bar on Monday 07/11 last where the numbers drawn were as follows: 6, 15, 27 & 28. The €20 lucky ticket winners were as follows: Anthony Walsh, Mark Flynn, Paddy Flynn, Richard Kiely. Seller’s prize (€20) was won by Gary’s (Queally’s Lounge). The Jackpot on Monday night last (14/11) was worth €4,800. NIRE QUALIFY FOR THIRD MUNSTER FINAL We extend our congratulations to The Nire who booked their spot in the Munster club SFC Final following an excellent victory away to Carberry Rangers in Clonakilty last Sunday afternoon (13/11). The Nire made a storming comeback in the second half and were just pipped at the post as the Cork champions forced the game to extratime, but The Nire completely dominated after that, their superior fitness and footballing ability getting them through to a Provincial Final meeting with Kerry kingpins, Dr. Crokes on Sunday week (November 27th), we wish them the very best of luck. CONGRATULATIONS We congratulate our neighbours, Kilgobinet on winning the Western JF (Intermediate attached) Championship title last weekend, and best wishes for the County Final. U-15 FOOTBALL Hard luck to St. Pats U-15 Footballers (assisted by Naomh Bríd) who lost out to a strong Ferrybank side (4-4 to 2-3) in the Division 3 County Final played at the WIT Arena on Sunday morning last (November 13th). The lads put in a battling display but fell short on the day. Well done to all the players and team mentors for their efforts all season, it’s been a long season but an enjoyable one nonetheless.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016


The full group of players who took part in the Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA under-age academy programme. [Sean Byrne]

Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crotty’s Bar where the jackpot is €3,400 as on Sunday night Fergal Fraher was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 10 which wasn’t the Joker but he did win €50. Jonathon Donovan and Lar Power won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, Village Flowers, Spar, Mousies Takeaway, Minnies Bar, Abbeyside Post Office and Crotty’s Corner Bar. BEST OF LUCK This Sunday Fraher Field will host the All Ireland Ladies Football Club Semi-Final between Abbeyside and Annaghdown of Galway. We would all like to wish the Abbeyside women the very best of luck with the game and urge as many supporters as possible to get over to Fraher Field and cheer on the team. CONGRATULATIONS On behalf of all in the club we would like to congratulate The Nire on their fantastic victory over Carberry Rangers in the Munster Club Championship on Sunday last and wish them the very best of luck ahead of next week’s Munster Final. We would also like to wish Lismore the best of luck with their Munster Intermediate Hurling Final this Saturday in Mallow. STRICTLY DANCE The countdown has begun for what promises to be a great night’s entertainment and fun in The Park Hotel, on Friday, November 25th as we stage our first Strictly Dance Fundraiser. Our dancers have commenced their training and are currently learning the group dance. Tickets for the event are priced at €20 and are available from all the dancers as well as Revival Beauty, Main Street, Dungarvan & Village Flowers, Sexton Street, Abbeyside. Be sure to get yours early to avoid disappointment. Keep an eye on the Strictly Abbeyside/Ballinacourty G.A.A. Facebook page for more details and information over the next few weeks! AGM Our AGM will take place on Friday night December 9th at 8pm in Abbeyside School Hall. CLUB BINGO Our club bingo will continue this Sunday night, in the CBS Hall where the jackpot is €1000. JUVENILE NOTES Academy “under lights:” Our Academy completed its 2016 season on Friday evening last. A big thank you to everyone who has helped out through-out the season. It’s been a great year and a very enjoyable and satisfying one for both players and coaches alike. Already our thoughts are on the new season and on making the Academy experience even better, roll on 2017. Juvenile AGM: The juvenile club AGM will take place in the clubhouse tonight Wednesday, 16th November at 7.30 pm. Parents are invited to come along on the night. ABBEYSIDE/BALLINACOURTY JUVENILE CLUB U-8 and u-9 Parish Football Leagues: Our under-age academy programme finished in a welter of excitement at our club grounds with the playing of the finals of the u-8 and u-9 Parish Football Leagues. After weeks of playing out the league section games to determine the pairings for the various finals the scene was set for Friday’s eagerly awaited finale. And what an occasion this was. In the truest tradition of our club this was time taken out from our very full club activity schedule to provide the stage for the young lads to enjoy, in the way that only youngsters can do, the playing of football in all of its skill, style, passion and youthful innocence. Here we had the game played in its original exciting splendour. High fielding, long kicking, deft soloing, swift jinks, goal scoring, speedy handpassing, well taken points and, of course, a plentiful amount of shoulder tackles, hip to hip

charges, block downs and more. And all played with typical honesty where fair play was an automatic consequence of well balanced coaching by our coaches who have been working with these lads over the summer and autumn. The combination of well informed coaches and an ever lively bunch of players fills our hearts with hope for the future. Our club grounds at The Burgery was buzzing with excitement and anticipation as the players arrived in droves bedecked in all sorts of fancy coloured boots, double coloured gum shields, specially designed gloves etc. We had four finals down for decision and we had four brand new cups for presentation to the winners. The Ballinclamper Cup: This cup has been named after the area of our parish known as” Baile an Clampar”, meaning townland of noise or commotion, which lies in the south eastern corner of the rural part of our clubs area. The area is surrounded by places like Ballinard, Clash, Clonea, Tallacool, Ballinacourty and Ballinageeragh. This area is renowned for the cultivation of its rich soil for produce, in particular vegetables and potatoes. Our club teams over the years have always had an abundance of players from this area. The Tournore Cup: This cup is named after the location known as “Toor an Óir “ or “ Fearann an Tornóraig” which refers to the land of the Tornoraig. The original large dwelling where the resident landlord lived known as Tournore House forms a central point in the recently developed Tournore Gardens. This area connects to places such as Duckspool, Coolagh, New Line, Sea Park, Park Lane, is within shouting distance of T. J. Murphy Place, Kyne Park, McCarthy Ville, and, of course, The Burgery, home to our club grounds popularly known as “the field”. Many of our club players both at adult and juvenile level hail from this The Kilminion Cup: Kilminion is a historical landmark honouring Saint Finnian. Cill m’ Inín, Church of Saint Finnian, stands as the gateway to Ballinroad, Ballyrandle, Barnawee, Ballyvoile, Ballymarket, Knocknagrannagh, Garranbane. The site of the long gone church building is, of course, a sacred burial grounds. Kilminion and the surrounding area has produced some outstanding players who went on to win many titles with our club The Cruchan Cup: This cup honours the area on the western side of our parish.” Crúachan na nDéise” stands tall in the distance as one travels along the road through Strandside North, Moonang, Pinewood, River Lane, Knockateemore, Glidaun, Ballycoe, Joulters Park, Deelish,Tarrs Bridge. Over the years our club teams have been well served by this part of our parish. These are the cups which our new wave of young footballers played for in the parish league finals. Four areas linked together by their geographical connection and bonded together by the players and members of our club whose commitment to our youth has given a sense of belonging to all who come along to support the young players. Players, parents, coaches, officers, grandparents, family, friends, were there on Friday night to witness what was undoubtedly another night to remember. In the Ballinclamper Cup final, The Wolfe Tones, led by John Dillon, took the honours with a 5-4 to 3-3 victory over The Fenians after a whale of a game. This battle was full of all that is good in the game of football. I observed one grandparent leaning, leaning, leaning to try and encourage one long range shot that was veering wide to go between the posts. And it worked, after which the topple over was saved by a by-stander. Mighty stuff. In the Tournore Cup Final, the bare minimum separated the sides at the end of a rare battle. In the end it was Matthew Walsh’s O’Donovan Rossa who clinched the win with an exquisite late goal, on the scoreline of 5-2 to 4-4 over the

James Kenneally led Michael Davitts. During this game parents were holding on to a collection of track suit tops, jackets, discarded hats etc. all ready for after match comfort. In the Kilminion Cup final Na Fianna, captained by Louis Simm’s took an early lead over injury hit Pearses. Although the Pearses regrouped and took the game to Na Fianna, the absence of Oisin Power proved to be major factor as Na Fianna claimed a deserved victory. Feature of this game was the open style of play as the players played with a free spirit. In the Cruchan Cup, The Cuchulains had a 4-4 to 2-4 victory over Sarsfields. The injury hit Cuchulains had the benefit of three U-7’s and this turned the tide in their favour with Conor Byrne lifting the trophy. Blocking down was a feature of this lively game as the players responded vigorously to lively sideline banter and encouragement from mentors and parents. After the games Joe Cleary, chairman of the juvenile committee, presented all the players with their trophies and medals in the presence of the biggest crowd seen in the field for quite some time. On the evening we had yet again a demonstration of the commitment and sense of belonging of the parents and supporters alike to the under- age scene within the club. Once again we had a fulsome supply of teas, coffees, sandwiches, drinks, cakes etc. The fruit table was my favourite with sliced apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes etc. It was open table style where all came in, filled up, went about the business on the field of play and came back for more to ward off the cold of the winter chill. And there was plenty for everyone. Well done to all involved who contributed to this memorable event. Players, parents, coaches, referees, brothers, sisters, grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, supporters, officers. On a dry but cold November evening the warmth of your company was a source of inspiration to us all in Abbeyside / Ballinacourty G.A.A. as we remain focussed on giving all our young players a place and an opportunity to enjoy and develop as young players and young members of our parish and community. You are all welcome to join us on our journey to ensure that all of us unite to ensure that our parish is a place where we all support each other in all of our endeavours.

Ballinameela Ballinameela BALLINAMEELA Well done to the winners of our recent winter fuel raffle, the winners of which were drawn after our fundraising quiz in The Local Bar on Friday last. Many thanks to all those who supported and who've helped to keep the show on the road for another year. Every euro counts for a small club like ours so we are hugely grateful to all, especially to our sponsors who are listed below. Special thanks goes to our ticket sellers and to Terry McCarthy Snr in particular who put in the behind the scenes work that culminated in the smooth running of the fundraiser. 1st Prize: Large trailer load of hardwood timber: Ann Fitzgerald, Youghal Road, Dungarvan; 2nd Prize: Half tonne coal - Sadhbh O'Brien, Ballinroad; 3rd Prize: €200 worth of home heating oil - Walter Cullinane, Abbeyside; 4th Prize: 20 bales of turf briquettes - Jamie Cullinan, Dungarvan; 5th Prize: 10 bales of turf briquettes - Anthony Murphy, Abbeyside; 6th Prize: 5 bales of turf briquettes - Anne Kennedy, Lismore. Sponsors: Phelan’s Fuel and Hardware; East Cork Oil; Jim Quinn Farm Supplies; Pat Denn Agri; Sean Power Fuels; Cappoquin Logistics; The Local Bar. QUIZ IN THE LOCAL BAR As already mentioned, we held a fundraising quiz in The Local Bar on Friday last. Big thanks to everyone who turned out to support us on what

was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Grattitude must also go to Jay McGrath and Conor Mulhall who had the oft maligned job of making up the questions, and to Conor for his typically easygoing and entertaining quizmaster gig for the night. Thanks to Donnchadh and Helena for hosting us, the live music afterwards was, as it always is, a brilliantly entertaining way to finish the night. ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS! Belated congratulations to Tom and Moya Power, Drumhills Farm, Cappagh, who were recently crowned overall winners in the NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk award for 2016. The prize is apt reward for the hard work the Power family (including parents Jim and Breda as well as cousin Shane) put in to producing such a standard of milk.

Kilrossanty Kilrossanty CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD. CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €10,600 held in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien, on Sunday night 13/11/16. Numbers were 04, 08, 15, 17. €30 won by the following people Jinks Power, Gortnalaght; Jay Kirwan. Seller’s prize of €30 Ciara & Roisin Kiely, Ballingowan. Next Clotto held in Micilin’s Bar, Kilrossanty, on Sunday night 20/11/16 for a Jackpot of €10,700. On duty on the night Liam Brazil & Pierce Whyte. LAST MAN STANDING Last Man Standing Competition resumes after the international break with eight remaining: Darren Mulhearne, Jamie Quinn, Killian Whelan, Lenny Kirwan, Mark Guidera, Osin McCusker, Padraig Fitzgerald, Seamus Fitzgerald. NIGHT AT THE DOGS Our night at the dogs is only two weeks away Saturday, 26 November. Tickets are currently on sale and can be got from all the local venues Veale’s Leamybrien, Walsh’s Daybreak Leamybrien, Micilin’s Bar Kilrossanty and Crottys Inn, Leamybrien, or you can contact our Club Secretary Jason for further details. JUNIOR B HURLING COUNTY FINAL We will play Mount Sion in the Junior B Hurling County final with date, time and venue to be decided. DEISE DRAW The next draw will be held in Erin's Own GAA Club on the 25th of November. This has been a great fundraiser for the Club with 70% coming back to the club. Thank you to all who support. MONSTER BINGO Our next Monster Bingo will be held on Friday, 25th November at 8:30 pm in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien.

Lismore (KINDLY SPONSORED BY EAMONN'S PLACE) MUNSTER CLUB FINAL Wishing the very best of luck to our Intermediates who are playing this Saturday, Nov. 19th at 2 p.m. in Mallow in the Munster Club Final against Kerry Champions Kilmoyley. Here's to another piece of silverware for the display cabinet. SPONSORSHIP Sincere thanks to all who have come on board with sponsorship for the team. These are expensive day's out but worth every spent for the success that is coming to the club and parish alike. What away to put Lismore GAA on the map. Anyone who wishes to donate to the team expenses fund can do so by contacting any committee member or our Chairman Jimmy O’Gorman on the following number: 087 9385704. CLUB SHOP PURCHASES The Black ‘N Amber is being proudly shown from shop premises and households throughout the town. Fly the flag for our lads and show your

support. All club gear and club colours can be purchased at the CLUB SHOP CONTACT BERNIE ON: 087 7563402. THANKS Thanks to the lads who helped to put a dash of colour throughout the town over the last week, by putting up buntings, flags and signs, wishing the team well for Saturday. LISMORE GAA CLUB LOTTO Lismore GAA Club Lotto draw was held in the Community Centre on Tuesday evening last Nov 8th at 7.30 p.m for a Jackpot of €20,000. Numbers drawn on the night were: 7, 15, 18, 29. No winner. Consolation prizes of €20s went to: Nellie Kearney, Jim Barry, P. Kiernan and Mary Kelleher. Next Week's Jackpot will be €20,000. Tickets can be purchased locally in shops/pubs. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5. Get your ticket now to be in with a chance. Imagine what you could buy for you and yours over the Christmas festive Season if you won. NOTE FOR SUPPORTERS Mallow GAA Complex will be providing full carvery and soup and sandwiches for all who wish to avail of same from 12.30 p.m. onwards on Sunday next to accommodate all who travel to support our Intermediates.

Ballysaggart Ballysaggart CLUB LOTTO Lotto draw Tuesday, 8th November: Numbers drawn were 11, 14, 16 and 21. No jackpot winner. €20 weekly winners went to Tess Hale, Mike Landers and Hannah, Luke & Kieran Clancy. Next Draw Tuesday, November 15th, with the jackpot standing at €10,000. Get your tickets from any GAA Club member. FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Last Saturday our football team competed in Junior B Intermediate Attached Western Final against Kilgobinet in Bushy Park. Ballysaggart got off to a great start with 1-1 score in the first quarter but Kilgobinet were two points ahead at half-time on a score of 1-2 to 1- 4. The second half saw Kilgobinet outscoring Ballysaggart six points to two to leave the final score Ballysaggart 1-4, Kilgobinet 1-10. The curtains comes down on our field action for this year, so we thank all for their work with Ballysaggart this season. MUNSTER FINAL Best of luck to Lismore GAA Club in their Munster Final against Kilmoyley from Kerry this weekend in Mallow. RACE NIGHT Well done to everyone who supported our fundraising Race Night which took place in Meagher’s last Saturday night. It was a very enjoyable night and hopefully some of your tips came in. We especially thank all our sponsors of the night and James Tobin who was MC on the night. UNDER 21 We are presently organising a night to celebrate the success of players Stephen and Shane with the All-Ireland winning Under 21 Waterford team. More details to follow.

Naomh Chartaigh Chartaigh Naomh Juveniles Juveniles (Lismore/Ballysaggart Juvenile) VERY BEST OF LUCK All in Naomh Chartaigh Juvenile GAA Club wish the very best of luck to our Intermediate team who on Saturday are playing in the Munster Club Final in Mallow at 2 p.m. taking on Kerry champions Kilmoyley. CLUB SHOP Contact Bernie for any Club Shop purchases on the following number: 087 7563402.



Sliabh Marys gCua/St. Mary's SliabhgCua/St. AGM The Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s GAA Club A.G.M. has been scheduled for Friday, 2nd December. As per usual, it will take place in Kirwan Park and will commence at 8 p.m. sharp. We would appeal for as much support as possible from both players and supporters as we prepare for a successful 2017 on the pitch. DEISE DRAW We would like to congratulate Denis Coffey on his win (€100) in October’s Deise Draw, a second win for Denis in this year’s block of draws. Next draw, and last of this year’s draws will take place in the Local Bar, Dungarvan on November 25th. All outstanding monies should be paid to your coordinator immediately. BIG BREAKFAST 2016 After the huge success of last year’s Big Breakfast, the players are prepared to once again serve the public with their post Christmas day breakfast on St. Stephen’s Day morning (December 26th). Breakfast will be available to the public in Touraneena Community Centre for the bargain price of €10, and different breakfast options are available on the day. Breakfast will be served between 11am & 1:30pm. We look forward to catering for you on the day!! POKER The clubs poker classic takes place in Dunne’s Bar on Friday, 18th November. CONGRATULATIONS NIRE The club would like to congratulate our neighbours The Nire on a superb win last Sunday in Clonakilty, producing an outstanding performance while over powering Carbery Rangers to reach the Senior Football Munster Final. We also wish The Nire the very best of luck when they meet Dr. Crokes of Kerry on Sunday week. MUNSTER FINALS The Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s would like to offer their best wishes to Lismore Intermediate Hurlers and Ballyduff Lower Junior Hurlers who compete in Munster finals in coming weeks. BOOST YOUR FITNESS WITH TREVOR CONNOLLY Should anyone be interested in taking part in the "Keep Fit" sessions in Touraneena Community centre, please contact Trevor Connolly on 087 3185833 or simply show up on the night. Classes are at 7pm each Tuesday & Thursday. Classes will be hosted by qualified fitness instructor Trevor Connolly, open to male & female and all fitness levels will be catered for, from beginner to advanced. €50 for 6 weeks €10 per class (should you not be able to come every week or would like to try it out). All Welcome. SPORTS PREDICTION 2016 After a remarkable sporting year, the annual Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s GAA Club Sport Prediction Quiz has concluded and we are delighted to announce that Jack Power, Doon is this year’s victor. In a tense finale to the quiz, victories from Ballygunner & The Nire ensured Jack claiming top place in the table. Congrats Jack!! The club wishes to thank everyone who supported us this year and the 2017 event will be available shortly. Our sincere thanks to Paul Duggan Motors Dungarvan, on his sponsorship of the annual quiz. Paul has supported our club for many years and his sincere generosity is deeply appreciated by all. NEWS/NOTES If anybody would like to include items in the Sliabh gCua/St Mary's GAA notes, feel free to tel/txt 087 9634993 or e-mail All items must be received before Sunday evening for next week’s print. TOURANEENA RUNNERS WINTER LEAGUE Touraneena Runner’s winter league will commence this coming Monday (21st Nov) and will take place over 10 weeks, 5 before Christmas and 5 after. We invite both runners and walkers along to Kirwan Park each Monday evening where we will have a 7 pm start. Our aim is to get people out active, so both walkers and runners are welcome. The league will be ran on a handicap basis which will see you gain points for your own individual time improvement, so it’s not a race, it’s all about pace. Each night will cost €2 & hi vis and headlight/torch essential. No person will be allowed take part without hi vis.. For details, check out Touraneena Runner’s Facebook Page.

Tulach an Iarainn SPONSORED BY McGRATH'S CHEMIST TALLOW GAA LOTTO SPONSORED BY KEARNEY'S RESTAURANT, TALLOW Numbers drawn were: 16, 17, 24, 25. No winner. Consolation prizes: Milo Aherne, Billy Cantillon, Bunty O'Sullivan, Dylan, Katie and Sarah Mangan. Promoter: Mary Beecher. Next draw: Lukie’s November 21st. Jackpot: €12,000. Our weekly lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around the town. Please support our local lotto. Tickets are €2. AWARDS/REUNION This Saturday, November 19th, we will hold our players awards night in Lizzy Langtons. The awards are being presented at approx 9.30 p.m.

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with music on the night by The Love Bugs. On this night we have also decided to hold a Tallow reunion night for the veterans of ’66 and ’76 as well as all who have an affinity with Tallow GAA. There will be no formalities. It’s an opportunity for old friends to meet, reminisce and have some fun also!! A great night is assured so I encourage all of you to pop down in support!! BEST WISHES We wish the very best of luck to Ballyduff Lower, Lismore and The Nire in their respective Munster club finals. Lismore are in action this weekend in Mallow, The Nire play the following weekend and Ballyduff Lower will play on December 4th. AGM The Tallow GAA Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, December 9th, at 8.00 p.m. in the clubhouse. We are always looking for new members so if you are interested make sure to attend. CLUB TEAMS Anybody interested in working with club teams for the coming year please contact Liam Mulcahy.


Rathgormack's Captain Adam Murray holds the Cup high following the presentation by Cian Fahey, Eastern Cumann Na mBunscoil. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

RADLEY’S ENGINEERING WESTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL: Modeligo 1-7; Geraldines 0-10. This game went ahead on Friday evening last Ion Fraher Field in absolutely awful weather conditions but this didn’t deter either side from putting in a tough, hard hour of work in an attempt to win this Western title. In the end, a draw was a fair result, but it must be said that there some effort from our lads here. They looked dead & buried when 2 points down in the final minutes but the lads never stopped trying & got the scores needed to force a replay. We'll have to do it all again but at least we're still standing! Well done lads!!! RADLEY’S ENGINEERING WESTERN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FINAL REPLAY The replay of the Intermediate Football Final vrs. Geraldines is on next Friday, November 18th, at 8 pm in Fraher Field. (Ref. to be confirmed). Once again, we hope to see a good number of supporters present to get behind the lads. MUNSTER FINALISTS Congratulations from everyone in Modeligo GAA Club to The Nire Senior Footballers and to Ballyduff Lower's Junior Hurlers, both of whom have qualified for the Munster Finals in their respective AIB Club Championships.

Stradbally U-21 HURLING Well done to U-21 Hurlers and Management who had a win over Clashmore last Sunday on a scoreline of 4-8 to 1-12. ULTIMATE VARIETY SHOW For a great evening’s entertainment, come along to GAA Clubhouse on this Thursday, Nov. 17th at 8.30. With Pat Hayes, Derek Veale, Timmy Lawlor and 2 Tough Yokes. Admission is €10 and tickets are available from any committee member, Cunningham’s Shop, Cove Bar, Whelan’s Bar or on the door on the night. BOOK LAUNCH Stradbally GAA Club has been in existence for 130 years. To mark this occasion, the club have compiled an illustrated history relating to the club. There will be a book launch in the GAA Centre on Friday, 2nd December, 2016 at 9.30 p.m. The book will be launched by Waterford Senior Hurling Manager, Derek McGrath. Music on the night will be by Nick & Nules – put this date in your diary and come along on the night. A lot of interest has been shown throughout the community since the commencement of this project. Some very interesting photos have come forward which will feature in the book. The Project Team are very grateful for the assistance and cooperation from all the people who contributed photos and information. Great credit is due to Tómas Ó Floinn, Robin Aherne and Tom Cunningham who have worked tirelessly on this project. 50/50 DRAW Please support 50/50 draw this Sunday. Last draw, Shane Lannon and Ricky Power won €335, thanks to Shane, Ricky and all who supported this draw for pitch development. WELL DONE To Jack O’Donoghue who lined out for the Irish Rugby Team last Saturday. Jack has strong Stradbally connections as his grandfather, Mick Connors of Park, played on the first Stradbally 5-in-a-row team in the 1940s. Jack has a bright future ahead of him and we wish him all the best.

Affane/Cappoquin THREE TO ANSWER 1, Name the four Waterford Clubs to play in Munster senior football finals? 2, Name the two sides to defeat the Nire in Munster club senior football finals? 3, What year were Longford (Leinster) senior football champions?

LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1, Kerry won one All-Ireland senior hurling title being represented by Ballyduff. 2, The Nire defeated Dungarvan in The Sportsfield, Cappoquin in 1992 to win their first Waterford senior football title 3, The county grounds in Sligo Markievec Park are called after the wife of a Polish Count. CLUB LOTTO MONDAY, 14th NOVEMBER Jackpot €15,000. No winner. Numbers drawn: 5, 15, 21, 23. Consolation winners €20: Mike & Jennifer Hickey, Melleray Rd.; Donal Kiely, Green St.; Fr. Pat Gear, P.P. Cappoquin; Owen McLaughlin, c/o Liam Costin; Sadie Burke, c/o J. Hayes. WELL DONE DAVE Congrats to clubman David Cahillane on winning a Lory Meagher Hurling All Star award last week, much deserved. Well done Dave. CAPPOQUIN/AFFANE JUVENILE GAA CLUB AGM The Cappoquin/Affane Juvenile GAA Club's AGM will go ahead this Saturday, 19th November at 8.30 p.m. in the Clubhouse. If anyone is interested in any of the positions or want to voice any concerns, please come along. New trainers are also very welcome. CAPPOQUIN/AFFANE JUVENILE GAA CLUB RAFFLE SATURDAY, 19th NOVEMBER After the AGM in the Sportsfield on this Saturday, 19th, the raffle draw will take place. All tickets to be returned by Friday, 18th November.


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UNDER 21 HURLING We have received no fixture yet for the under 21 hurling championship game against St. Carthages due to Lismore’s involvement in the Munster club championship. Good luck to Lismore this Sunday in the Munster IHC Final in Mallow against Kilmoyley of Kerry. AGM The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, December 2nd. Nominations for officers for 2017, team managements and motions are invited to be sent to the club secretary by Friday, November 18th. CHRISTMAS DRAW Tickets for the club’s annual Christmas Raffle are currently on sale at €2 each or €5 for a book of three tickets. . The prizes include €250, Phelan Coal Fuel Voucher, Dungarvan Lighting Voucher, Paul Duggan Mechanic Voucher, Country Store Food Hamper, Sam McCauley Pharmacy Voucher and Lloyds Pharmacy Voucher. Thanks to the above local businesses for sponsoring the prizes and we would ask our members to support them when possible. Thanks to Paddy Fitzgerald for organising the raffle again this year. The raffle will take place in Paddy Foleys on Sunday, December 18th. ST. STEPHEN’S DAY WALK AND RUN This year’s St. Stephen’s Day Run will be in aid of the St. Mary’s Primary School ASD Pre School unit which caters for children with autism. The event is held in conjunction with West Waterford Athletic Club and there will be two distances of 2 miles and 5 miles to choose from. LOTTO This week’s lotto numbers were 3,4, 8 and 24. There was no winner. Next week's jackpot is worth €5,800. There were four winners of the Match 3 €25 each: Sonya Finn and Dorian Hayes, Kevin Tutty, Peter Ferncombe, and Bridget and Paul Browne. Thanks to everybody who buys and who sells the Lotto. Remember, you can do the lotto on your phone now. Lotto tickets can also be pur-

chased in the Country Store, Hallahan’s Chemist, Queally’s Bar, John Walsh Spar, Paddy Foleys Bar, Johnny Lynch Fruit and Veg and Graham Nagle’s Golf Shop. CLUB HISTORY Tom Halpin captained the Western and County winning Intermediate football team in 1985. SYMPATHY The club extends its sincere sympathy to Kathleen Crotty, Congress Villas and her family on the death of her mother Mrs. Mary Jo Mackey from Ring last week. DUNGARVAN JUVENILE AGM Dungarvan Juvenile AGM takes place this Thursday, November 17th at 7.30 p.m. Parents

and supporters are invited along to review this year’s and prepare for 2017.

Ardmore Ardmore LOTTO RESULTS November 14th. Numbers: 3-13-15-17. Runners-up: Mary Hennessey c/o Ardmore Post Office; L. and K. c/o An Tobar; Georgina Keogh c/o Quinns; Jamie Hurley c/o Kiely’s Cross; Geraldine Coll c/o Quinns. Next week draw for €8,900 at The Round Tower Hotel. MUNSTER CLUB FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Congratulations to The Nire on qualifying for the Munster Club Football final last Sunday.

Tony Kirwan Eastern Intermediate Football Final

Clean sweep by Donnelly earns Portlaw replay with Kill Kill ………………………….................. 0-8; Portlaw …………………….................. 0-8. SELDOM has one player had as great an influence on the outcome of a game as was the case in Dunhill on Saturday last where Portlaw’s Michael Donnelly secured a second chance in this Intermediate Football final by accounting for all eight of his side’s points and so denying a Kill side that paid the price for missing some glaring scoring opportunities in a game in which they looked the more likely winners for much of the time. The first half saw Kill looking the more accomplished side but missed some early chances, most notably a great goal scoring opportunity when Ciaran Kirwan put Ray Hennessy in but the veteran shot wide from outside the small square. In the 11th minute Ben Gallagher atoned for some earlier misses when he opened the scoring for Kill but minutes later Portlaw were level when a Kill defender fouled the ball in possession and Donnelly converted the free. Kill were playing the better football but overdoing the possession game and Portlaw too were making no progress on the scoreboard when they lost top forward Paul Power to a recurring hamstring injury in the 22nd minute. Kill sprung Sean Cheasty from the bench, bringing his pace to the attack and he quickly made his mark with the lead point, following good work by Ciaran Kirwan, in the 24th minute. With Eric Lonergan failing to convert another great goal chance for Kill in the 29th minute the teams went in at half time with the scoreboard showing just three points in total for thirty minutes plus of play and Kill holding the slender one point lead. The standard of play rose on the restart with Donnelly securing the early equaliser for Portlaw with a Shane Power assist. Kill began to find the range as they regained the lead with points from Ben Gallagher

and Ray Hennessyand it did not look good for Portlaw when Chris Mackey was sent to the line on a second yellow card in the 38th minute. Still Donnelly kept his side in touch with a point in the 43rd minute but a foul on Ciaran Kirwan saw Ben Gallagher sending over the free from a very acute angle. It was exciting stuff now as Michael Donnelly continued to pick off the scores to keep his side in the game and with the game going into the final ten minutes he sent over two more points (1F) to level the tie. Sean Cheasty again proved his worth as a sub when he sent Ben Gallagher through for a great lead point in the 54th minute and when Ray Hennessy split the posts for a two point lead with five minutes remaining the game seemed Kill’s to lose. Portlaw were not going to concede however and after an exchange of points from frees between Donnelly and Gallagher the two point margin was maintained but in the closing minutes Portlaw’s persistence was rewarded as Michael Donnelly crowned a memorable personal performance as he calmly sent over two late frees to bring the game to a replay next weekend. Scorers – Kill: Ben Gallagher 0-5 (3Fs), Ray Hennessy 0-2, Sean Cheasty 0-1. Portlaw: Michael Donnelly 0-8 (5Fs). Kill: Kieran Dunphy, Niall Hennessy, Luke Midleton, Fergie Whelan, Peter Casey, Jim Halley, Oisin Queally, Anthony Kiely, Eric Lonergan, Corey Kennedy, John Flynn, Ben Gallagher, Anthony Raher, Ciaran Kirwan, Ray Hennessy. Subs Sean Cheasty for Raher (22), Mikey Nicholls for R. Hennessy (58). Portlaw: Tom Walsh, James Rooney, Paul Shankey, Niall Fitzgerald, Blake O’Connor, Frank Galvin, Noel Mackey, Luke Woods, Chris Mackey, Shane Power, Michael Donnelly, Gary Morahan, Richie Fitzpatrick, John Hartley, Paul Power. Subs: D. J. Foran for P. Power (22), Mark Morahan for N. Mackey (37), Jordi Sullivan for Fitzpatrick (49). Referee: Dessie O’Leary (Erins Own).


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Clashmore Ramblers FC COONAN & MOLONEY BOTH ON THE DOUBLE FOR U-12’S AURA LEISURE CENTRE YOUGHAL UNDER 12 LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Ramblers 4; Lismore AFC 0. Bobby Coonan (2) Kyle Moloney (2) Our U-12s welcomed Lismore to Pablo Park for a Sunday afternoon kick-off and had to respond after their first defeat of the season last time out away to Kilworth. We went into the game 6 points behind Kilworth who beat Ballymac 3-2 but we had 2 games less played so a win was vital. The boys knew the story and went after the game right from the start but it was the away side who had the first few chances and were always dangerous on the break. Ramblers started to get on top then in midfield with Bobby Coonan and Kyle Moloney to the fore. Coonan won the ball back and played a great pass to Conor Carey on the left wing who swung in a great cross for Moloney to finish for a great team goal. This was the score to really get the game going as our boys attacked the away goal and made their keeper Oisin Aldred work hard to keep the score to 1-0 at the break. The boys started the second half very well and attacked the away goal throughout the half and a great move saw Ben Lombard send Shane Coughlan through on goal one-on-one with the keeper but the defenders made it hard and Shane’s shot went the wrong side of the post. Great play but Darragh O’Neill in defence saw the ball played to Kyle Moloney whose superb cross was meet on the volley by Bobby Coonan and it nestled in the top corner for a great goal and a 2-0 led.

Lismore danger man Evan Geary was playing well and was trying his utmost to get them back in the game but Darragh and Liam Devine stuck to their task and never let him settle. The third goal was again a great move started in defence and worked well in midfield before another pin-point cross by Kyle was headed to the net by Bobby for his second of the game and the result was put beyond doubt. Lismore fought hard and are a fine team but had no answer for the boys performance and in injury time Kyle was fouled in the box and dusted himself down to score from the spot for a 4-0 win, one our lads richly deserved and are right in the hunt for back-to-back League titles. Well done to each and everyone on a great team performance. O’ROURKE WITH STOPPAGE TIME EQUALIZER! Mari Mina Pharmacy Junior League Ramblers 3; Valley Rangers ‘A’ 3. Isaac O’Sullivan James Salmon Pa O’Rourke Great result for our Juniors who struggled for a team on Sunday morning for the visit of Valley Rangers A team and considering they were 3-0 down during the game and got a point is a great result and one that could be vital as the season goes on. Three down with 25 minutes remaining Isaac O’Sullivan cut the deficit and captain James Salmon made in 3-2 and player manager Pa O’Rourke got the equalizer in stoppage time for a fantastic result. Well done to all on a great effort. WATERFORD WOMENS UNDER 16 LEAGUE Hat-Trick for Tutty as girls record big win Ramblers 9; Cappoquin F.C 0. Our U-16 Girls played at home

Ritchie Stilwell congratulates Pa O'Rourke (No. 13) on his late equalising goal for our Juniors v Valley 'A' in last Sunday's 3-3 Draw Kyle Moloney & Bobby Coonan who both scored a brace in last Sunday's U-12's win over Lismore AFC. in Pablo Park in a game which started off slowly and Cappaquin only having nine players it took us a while to find the back of their net. While our girls won this game well Cappoquin kept going to the final whistle and never gave up. Our newest members to the team gave a great account of themselves also, so well done to the girls on our first win this season. Goal scorers Clodagh Tutty (3), Neasa Keevers (2), Victoria Scharrenbach, Sarah Whelan, Helen Devine, Kelly Johnson. FIXTURES Saturday, 18th Nov. Under 11 v Inch Utd – 11.00 am - Home Under 13 v Ardmore AFC – 2.30 pm - Home Under 16 v Kilworth Celtic – 12.30 pm - Home Sunday, 19th Nov. Juniors – No Game Under 16 Girls - TBC LAST MAN STANDING Last Man Standing Competition starting Early November.

€10 Entry Fee €250 Winner’s Prize €50 Promoter’s Prize Contact any Junior Player or any Committee Member to Enter. IRISH FOOTBALL NATIONAL DRAW 2016 Ramblers will once again take part in the FAI's biggest fundraising event of the year. Buy a €10 ticket for your chance to win: 4 x new Ford Fiesta Cars 4 x 12 Seater Box at the Aviva stadium Trip for two to the 2017 Champions League Final (Cardiff) Trip for two to a Republic of Ireland away World Cup qualifier in 2017 4 x €250 Smyths Toys vouchers Plus many more valuable prizes. See any committee member to buy your ticket. All money from tickets sold is kept by the club. Online Shop Now Open for All Club Gear: Finally our Online Shop is ready to use, all Gear can now be or-

dered and paid for online with delivery straight to your front door. A very small €2 delivery charge on every order makes it very good value. All the Club gear is available, Academy Kits, Shower Jackets, Quarter Zips, Polos, Shorts & Socks Sets and Tracksuits. view for yourself at: DEVELOPMENT SQUADS Under 11 - Noah O’Sullivan and Conor Carey have made the Squad. Under 12 - Bobby Coonan, Kyle Moloney and Ben Lombard all on the Squad. Under 13 - Charlie Foley is on this Squad. Under 14 - Kian Carey, Lee Fitzpatrick and Josh Fitzgerald are on this squad. Under 16 – Finn O’Sullivan, Tommy Farrell, Dan Beechinor, Gerry Reardon,

Nathan Born and Paul Delaney are on this squad. TRAINING TIMES Training continues in Pablo Park at present for all teams, nights and times are not set yet but all League teams are back and training away as the season is now in full swing. The Academy is now back on Saturday mornings at 10.30 am to 11.30 am and all children are welcome to attend born 2006 or after. APPEAL FOR COACHES/HELPERS Again we appeal to parents to help out with our Academy Training on a Saturday morning as we had to cancel last Saturday due to not enough coaches available. We have six Coaches willing to help out with this training but most are only available every second week You do not even have to coach just be there to help out and supervise, it’s only one hour a week and the kids would be delighted with your help.

Dungarvan United FC MUNSTER JUNIOR CUP PREVIEW TRAMORE RANGERS V DUNGARVAN UTD, 11 am kick-off, Sunday, 20th November, The Orchard The Blues travel to Tramore Rangers’ picturesque ground, The Orchard, next Sunday morning in the second round of the Munster Junior Cup. Both teams hit their opposition for six in the opening round, with Dungarvan seeing off five time Munster Cup winners Johnville 6-4, and Tramore Rangers beating Railway Athletic 6-2. Both sides come into the game on a run of poor form. Rangers are marooned at the bottom of the Premier Division having picked up only a solitary point in the campaign to date. However, this doesn’t tell the full story of their season, as they have been competitive in nearly every game, often losing by only the odd goal, and often conceding very late in close matches. Of course, you get nothing for coming close, but it’s important to note that Rangers are not the poor team their record suggests, and that they are far from being pushovers - you would ex-

pect nothing less from a team managed by John Frost, ex-long time captain of Waterford United, famed for his determined and no-holds barred approach to the game. Rangers bowed out of the FAI Junior Cup last weekend, but again went close, losing to St. Saviour’s deep in extra-time after the game finished scoreless in ninety minutes. Dungarvan United have been struggling of late as well, having lost four on the bounce. Like Rangers though, this doesn’t tell the full story, as the Blues were very unlucky to lose to Waterford Crystal 2-1 last weekend, and also played well for long stretches against high-flying Villa the week before. The teams met earlier in the season, with Dungarvan United beating Rangers 2-1 in a close fought game in Kilrush. Home advantage for Rangers will probably even things out here, and a full on cup tie is to be expected. With both sides out of the FAI Junior Cup, they’ll be determined to keep this cup run going. Expect a close one! Please come and support the team on Sunday as support from the sidelines can go a long way. We thank our premier Sponsors as always: Deise Scaffolding, Dun-

Some of the children out at Kilrush Park for the Dungarvan United FC Midterm Camp. garvan Taxi Service and Stephen Drummey Painting & Decorating. LOTTO LOTTO LOTTO As always thanks to all who support our club lotto. This week's winning numbers: 35, 26, 5. No jackpot winner: €50 Ed Joyce, €25 Gavin O'Leary, €25 Laura Keating. Next week’s draw will be in the clubhouse at 5.45 and we will be playing for €9,300!!

GET WELL SOON We all wish Club Vice Chairman Christy “Trot” Power a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Get well soon Christy! SYMPATHY All involved in the club pass our condolences to committee member Ber Whelan and the Whelan family on the passing of Eileen Whelan recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh.

WELL DONE – After a great performance by Waterford U15's on Sunday sadly the results in the group didn't go the Blues way, meaning that Cork progressed to the Munster final and Waterford finished second in their group. Club players Cameron Maguire and Kacper Zajac were part of the squad and all involved in the club are proud to have had two of our players involved.



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Ballybridge hold on for a great win after a fine performance UNDER 12 PREMIER DIVISION Ballybridge 2; Mogeely 1. A fine peformance was rewarded with the win it deserved as Ballybridge recorded their first win of the season. A few weeks back Mogeely won out in a 4-3 thriller but this time Ballybridge played with more belief. A goal from Shane O’Donovan had them one up at the break. A fine finish from Jack Finn doubled the lead. Mogeely did get one back but Ballybridge held on for a great win. Kilworth Celtic 3 Ballymac FC 2 Kilworth remain top of the table with this home win over Ballymac who beat them in Melody Park earlier in the season. This was a fine win and one where they played very well leading 3-0 with Shane Coughlan, Pierce Riordan and Patrick Kenny scoring, Ballymac hit back in a great second half performance through Adam Guiry and Jake Dwyer but time went against them and the leaders held on to stay 3 points clear of Clashmore with a game more played. CLASHMORE RAMBLERS 4 LISMORE AFC 0 Ramblers recorded an excellent

victory at home to Lismore on Sunday afternoon as they chase down Kilworth who are three points clear but Ramblers have a game in hand. This looks like a battle that could go all the way to the wire as both teams are in fine form. Lismore started the brighter in this game but Ramblers got going and had the development squad players to the fore as they won out in the end with Bobby Coonan and Kyle Moloney both netting twice in the win as the top two open a gap on the rest. HILLBILLYS AT AMBER FERMOY U-14 LEAGUE Cappoquin FC 1; Inch Utd 6 Inch went top of the table on Saturday as they recorded a fine win away from home and Clashmore’s Game v Kilworth was postponed. Paudie Mackey, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Dave Buttimer, Jack O’Regan and a brace from George Walsh Wallace were the scorers in this impressive win. They remain unbeaten and will take stopping from adding the U-14 title to the U-13 one won last season.

Pierce Riordan of Kilworth Celtic in action v Ballymac in U-12 Premier.

FAI CHILD WELFARE COURSE Safeguarding 1 - Basic Awareness Workshop in Child Welfare and Protection Great turnout for this course held in the League for all our clubs last week at Brideview Park Tallow, Co. Waterford. A second course is available once coaches etc. notify their Club Secretary so the League can run another one in November once we get enough numbers. This is a compulsory course that all people involved with Children have to take so please book early to avoid disappointment as only 24 Max allowed on the Course. The Cost is €10pp. Booking Details are available online on RESULTS Aura Leisure Centre Youghal Under 12 League - Premier Division: Kilworth Celtic - Tigers 3; Ballymac F.C 'A' 2. Ballybridge United 2; Mogeely F.C - Wanderers 1 Hillbilly's at Amber Fermoy Under 14 League: Cappoquin F.C. 1; Inch United 6 Subway U-16 Munster Inter League Championship: WWEC SL 3; South Tipperary SL 6 Aura Leisure Centre Youghal Under 12 League - Premier Division: Clashmore Ramblers F.C 4; Lismore A.F.C. 0 FIXTURE SCHEDULE Saturday, 19th November 2016 Round Tower Hotel Ardmore Under 11 Academy - Group 1 Mogeely F.C - Rovers Idle Clashmore Ramblers F.C v Inch United at Pablo Park 11:00. Ref: John Paul Grey. Cappoquin F.C. v Ballybridge United at Cappoquin Park 12:00. Ref: Robbie Deady Ardmore A.F.C. v Ballymac F.C. at Dysert Park at 14:00. Ref: Robbie Deady. Round Tower Hotel Ardmore Under 11 Academy - Group 2: Brideview United v Lismore A.F.C. at Brideview Park 10:30. Ref: Keith Hornibrook Kilworth Celtic v Valley Rangersat Pound Lane Park. 10:30. Ref: Kieran Hayes.

Kilmacthomas FC UNDER 12 De La Salle ................................. 1; Kilmac ......................................... 0. ON a day when we failed to take our chances we paid the price when we conceded a very late goal to the home team. We didn’t play well and rushed into passes. It is very early days and there is a lot of time for these lads to develop their skills. UNDER 14 Kilmac ......................................... 4; Johnville ..................................... 2. A really tough game and the visitors fought all the way to the final whistle. We took an early lead when Robin found the back of the net after 1 minute. Anthony then

doubled our lead on 6 minutes. Johnville kept at us but we were in control. A spell of Johnville pressure saw them get a goal back on 34 minute. Jeff restored our two goal cushion from the penalty spot to leave us 3 - 1 up at the break. We started the second half well and Alex struck a sweet goal to put us 4-1 up. To their credit Johnville kept playing and pulled a goal back in the dying minutes. UNDER 16 Kilmac ......................................... 2; Mooncoin .................................... 1. We faced a tough Mooncoin team on Saturday and knew from the off that we were in for a game.

We went in level at the break after coming close on occassions. Patrick slotted in two goals in the second half which was enough to win the game. Mooncoin worked hard and never gave in. Kilmac ......................................... 0; Park Rangers ............................. 1. We left three points behind us on Sunday morning. Park Rangers scored on the 35 minute and held out for all three points. Adam had a very good game and was twice denied by the woodwork. Paddy Kiely saw his effort turned around the post. Daniel Kennedy was again superb between the posts and Jay was at his best in the back four.

Action from Kilworth v Ballymac U-12 Premier League game.

Mogeely F.C - Wanderers Castlebridge Celtic v Railway Park Mogeely 10:30. Ref: Vinnie Coonan East Cork Oil Aglish Branch Under 13 League: Lismore A.F.C. v Ballybridge United at Castle Farm Grounds 10:30. Ref: Robbie Deady Inch United v Valley Rangers at

Sexton Park 12:00. Ref: Vinnie Coonan Kilworth Celtic v Mogeely F.C. at Pound Lane Park 12:00. Ref: Kieran Hayes Castlebridge Celtic v Cappoquin F.C. at Celtic Park. 14:00. Ref: Kieran Hayes Clashmore Ramblers F.C v Ardmore A.F.C. at Pablo Park 14:30.

Ref: John Paul Grey. Blackwater Motors Fermoy Under 16 League: Valley Rangers v Blackwater United at Conna Community Field 12:00. Ref: Keith Hornibrook. Clashmore Ramblers F.C v Kilworth Celtic at Pablo Park 12:30. Ref: John Paul Grey.

Stradbally FC TABLE QUIZ Once more our Annual Table Quiz, in conjunction with the Barron Hall-ites, once more went down well. All seemed to enjoy the range of questions and answers. Thanks to Richard and all at the Cove Bar for hosting us and to all who donated prizes. Winners were: 1st Stephen Lawlor, Kiko Casey; Adrian Curran, Paddy Kiely. 2nd Jim Cullinan, Mary Crowley, Mary Curran, Brian Fennell. 3rd Enda Farrell, Catherine Farrell, Diarmuid Crowley, Tony Collins. 4th Ger Crowley, Pa Collins, Darren McGuckian, Paul Toibin. 5th Elaine D'Arcy, Gráinne Costelloe, John McKeown, Martina McKeown. Raffle winners: Gerry Dunne, Enda Farrell, Nicolas Blair, Elaine D'Arcy (3 times!!), Brian Fennell. The Cove Bar will host another Table Quiz on Friday week, November 25th, this time in aid of Stradbally Ladies Gaelic Football Club. Please support. RESULTS Under 14 League: Bohemians 3; Stradbally 3. JUNIOR Our Junior side return to action on Saturday with a Munster Cup, Round Two tie at home versus Tallow side Brideview. Kick-off is at 2 p.m., come on down and support

our Boys in Blue. SCHOOLBOYS Trip to the city on Saturday for our Under 13s. Both side scored before the supporters had settled. The locals had a chance to go ahead from the spot, but the luck was out. Bohs replied with a prebreak goal to lea 2-1. More dingdong action in the second half, as we equalised, fell behind and equalised again. Star of the show was Daire Walsh as his stellar performance was capped with a memorable hattrick, but all contributed to a good game. Final score Bohs 3; Stradbally 3. Team: Oran Grant, Jamie Quinn, Ultan McCusker, Will Comyn, John McAuther, Dara McGrath, Cormac McGrath, Dara Quinn, Tommy Fennell, Daire Walsh, Rory Fennell. Subs: Conor Organ. FIXTURES Saturday, November 19th Under 13 League: Stradbally v Park Rangers 12.30 p.m. Munster Junior Cup: Stradbally v Brideview 2 p.m. LOTTO No Jackpot winners in the Lotto Draw in Whelans. Numbers draw: 8 - 11 - 20 - 24. €25 winners: Amy Fitzgerald. Sheila O'Keefe Melissa Fennell. Promoter’s Prize: Francis

Sheehan Next draw is in the Cove Bar on 27/11/2016 with a Jackpot Prize of €4,800. Thanks to all who continue to support our Lotto. ASTROTURF AstroTurf Pitch for hire. For details contact Tadhg at 087 2306841. CLUB KITS There are some club kits for children still available. Ideal birthday presents. For details contact Aine at 087 7618127. ACADEMY & LITTLE DRIBBLERS The Academy & Little Dribblers have games this Saturday versus Ballyduff Lower (away). All age groups will be catered for. Starting time has to be confirmed. For more details contact any of the aficionados. WSFL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Well done to Rory Fennell who has been chosen to be part of the Waterford Schoolboys Football League Under 13 Development Squad for this season. CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM The annual Christmas Day Swim in Stradbally Cove and is organised by Stradbally Soccer Club. This year the proceeds will be in aid of St. John's Special School, Dungarvan. Sponsorship cards and posters will be available at the weekend.


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Finisk Valley Athletic Club THE Munster uneven age groups Juvenile Cross Country was held at Limerick Racecourse on Sunday last with large numbers competing in all age groups. Finisk Valley girls under 9 were into action and the girls had a fine performance to finish fourth in the club competition just losing the bronze medals by four points. In the inter-county team competition three of the girls made the medals with Lucy Nugent finishing 16th; Brooke Dunford 23rd; Suin Mernin 41st and Ava Flavin 54th. Brilliant running from the girls as group conditions were very soft and wet. In the boys under 11 Brian Scanlon moving up a gear had another brilliant performance to finish in 16th place and took another medal as he was a scoring member of the Waterford team that took the bronze medals to add to the silver medal he won in his own age groups two weeks ago. Also fine running from Corey

Niamh Ryan, Finisk Valley AC, who finished seventh in the girls under 9 County B Cross Country recently.

Finisk Valley AC girls under 9 team that took fourth place in the Munster Juvenile Cross Country on Sunday at Limerick Racecourse from left Lucy Nugent, Ava Flavin, Brooke Dunford and Suin Mernin. Scanlon, Lea Dunford and Cian Moore. In the girls under 13 Emer Griffin had another fine performance just missing out on a team by one place. This brings to an end

our cross country season. We will now take a well earned break until the New Year and get ready for the indoor track season in 2017.

Finisk Valley AC boys under 11. Corey Scanlon finished second, Brian Scanlon, third, Cian Moore fifth and Lia Dunford tenth.

KCK Athletic Club

Munster Individual Medal for Senan Devine THE second round of the Munster Cross Country Championships took place on Limerick Racecourse last Sunday with entries for the event at a record breaking high. KCK had a good team competing, and came away with medals and great performances. Star performer for the club on the day was young Senan Devine in the boy's U-9 race. In a massive field of athletes, Senan produced his finest display to date as he raced to a 7th place finish. Senan used the final hill to his advantage and overtook a number of athletes to put himself into a very good position, which he held to the finish line. The top 12 athletes secured medals and so Senan easily made it amongst them. In the same race, KCK had three more athletes competing. Ronan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hora is getting better with every race and finished a very well placed 24th. Newcomer Bamlak Fikadu again produced another improved performance, finishing a well placed 35th. Barry Cunningham continued his good season and completed the club's team which finished 6th overall. Waterford finished 4th in the inter-county section here, just two points off 3rd place with all four KCK athletes in the top 6 Waterford finishers. Anna Whelan was the club's sole competitor in the girl's equivalent race. In her first Munster Cross Country race, Anna performed admirably in what were very tough un-

derfoot conditions, well done. Waterford took 3rd place in the inter-county competition here. The club's u-11 team lined-up in the middle of a very large entry, with over 150 girls taking to the start line. Having taken an individual medal last time out in her age, Rebecca Walshe led the team home with another very impressive individual performance, finishing in 26th place. She was second Waterford finisher in the race. Roisin Power, Aine Fitzgerald and Hannah McGrath all put in very strong performances in the difficult conditions. Waterford took 4th place in the inter-county section with Rebecca and Roisin both scoring members. Colm Barry went in the u-13 boys race and had a fine outing. Competing out of his age, he was 5th home for Waterford, with the county finishing 4th in the intercounty section. At u-15 level, Helina Barry and Aisling Power raced in the girl's race and Padraig Fitzgerald went in the boy's equivalent. All three athletes did well with Helina and Padraig both 8th place finishers for Waterford. The county finished 3rd in both races which means both Helina and Padraig have qualified for the All-Irelands. It was a good day in general for Waterford athletes, with the county medalling in 8 out of the 12 juvenile races in the inter-county team section, while also taking three 4th places. Well done to all athletes who travelled up on the day.

MUNSTER CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS THIS SUNDAY St. Augustine's College will host the inaugural Munster juvenile inter-club relay championships this Sunday. Races will be 4 x 500m for boys and girls u-10, U-12, U-14 and U-16. KCK will have teams going at u-10, u-12 and u-14 level in what should be an enjoyable outing for all. The day will also feature races for Masters men and women, with Waterford teams hoping to make an impact here also. ALL-IRELANDS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS The All-Ireland Cross Country Championships go ahead on November 28th in Abbotstown, Dublin on the new National Cross Country course. The event will feature the even aged juvenile races followed by Junior and Senior races. This event will also act as trials for the upcoming European Cross Country Championships which takes place on December 11th in Italy. MUNSTER B CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS The final Munster Cross Country fixture of the year is pencilled in for December 4th in Clarecastle GAA grounds, Co. Clare. Races will run for uneven ages u-9 up to u-19 and will also feature the Intermediate Cross Country Championships. The juvenile races will be open to any athlete who did not win a Munster medal from the two days of the Munster Championships.


Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club LADIES DAY OUT 23rd NOVEMBER As our Lady Captain, Marie Forde's year is almost at an end. Marie has organised a day out on the 23rd November for our Ladies. We are to meet at Claycastle, Youghal, with tee off at 10.30 am sharp. Names are to be sent in for 10 am as we will be playing with the women of Claycastle for a fun game and afterwards we shall go for a meal, so lets celebrate with Marie and we will see all ladies at Claycastle. JUVENILES The T. F. McCarthy Memorial Shield, Shoot-out will be on the 20th November at 2 pm. This competition was a favourite of T.F's and is kindly sponsored by Dan McCarthy (Wallpaper and paints and interior design). Juveniles are also welcome to play in the Christmas game on the 17th December you must also bring a wrapped prize for the secret santa. CHRISTMAS GAME The Christmas Game will be on 17th December. Everyone to bring a wrapped prize to the value of not more than â&#x201A;Ź10, juveniles are welcome to play in this game. So everyone get your Christmas gear on and lets have a fun day. HOLE IN ONE COMPETITION 2016 The last date for getting a hole in one is 17th December after the Christmas game. If after the game on the 17th December there is a tie there will be a shoot-out immediately after the Christmas game. At the moment we have two gents with 4 hole in ones, Liam Simms and Patsy Hackett closely followed by Paul O'Riordan who has 3 hole in ones and John Carroll, Michael Ahearne and Paddy Noonan, Owen Simms, Derek Moroney, Mark McCarthy, Stephen Donovan, Aiden Murray, Aiden O'Rourke each has 1 for the Gents section. At the moment Marie Forde has 3 hole in ones with Jacinta O'Mahoney and Mary O'Neill hot on her

Jack Lacey presenting the Deise Golf World (Graham Nagle) shield to winner Kyle Hackett, Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club. heels with 2 hole in ones, Evelyn Torrens, Ann Wall, Kathleen Foran, Eileen Mangan, Maura Ryan, Mary Walsh each have 1 for the Ladies section. COMMITTEE MEETING The next committee meeting is Thursday, 1st December at 7.30 p.m. A.G.M Our A.G.M will be held on the 22nd January 2017 at 2 p.m. WEDNESDAY LADIES TOURNAMENTS Names to be in for 10 am tee off 10.30 am sharp. Nett Mary Walsh, Eilish Sullivan. Gross Mary O'Neill, Maura Ryan, Bridget Walsh. SATURDAY TURKEY TOURNAMENTS Names in by 1 pm tee off 1.30 pm. Nett: Breda Murphy, Kathleen Foran, Liam Simms. Gross Breda Foley, Aiden O'Rourke, Michael Havens. DID YOU KNOW When taking a shot, if the ball

hits the club twice you will incur a penalty shot. BONUS NUMBER The winner of the bonus number 47 was Mary Hackett. PITCH MARKS Leaving Pitch Marks when playing destroys the greens. It takes a lot of care and attention to keep them in pristine condition, so all members and green fees are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so. Do not use club heads to repair a pitch mark as this damages the green. Always use a pitch repairer. Also do not use the club head to take balls out of holes on greens as this damages the hole. PLEASE NOTE Any one found to be teeing off onto greens not in play will be dealt with by the committee. If anyone has an hour or two Mondays to Fridays to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome.

Causeway Bowls Club INTER CLUB MATCHES After playing games throughout the summer we arrive at the finals of the Mixed Doubles and Ladies Singles. On Wednesday, 9th November, Liz Brennan & Ina Donovan stepped out to play their finals match. Ina played the opening ends well and had a convincing lead of 8 points with Liz yet to score. This obviously motivated Liz to

make a comeback and after some exiting play; by both ladies, Liz came out the winner by 18 points to 11. The teams for the mixed game comprised of Graham Bagley together with Geoff Palmer against Celia Gaffney and David Fraughen. Once again the match started on an even keel, but Graham began to find his form and together; with Geoff, ran away with the match to have a convincing win of 25 to 6.

So there you have it, but for the mixed singles match; which we hope will be played before our Christmas lunch in December, we come to the conclusion of another year of in-house competition. We look forward to a new year of games and matches with teams from Cork and Rosslare and the continued relaxing enjoyment of playing bowls, with a group of people we are lucky enough to have as members.

Geoff, Graham, Brian Brennan (Adjudicator), Celia and David prior to the match.



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Mike Daly, The Country Store, presents a Hamper of West Waterford produce sponsored by The Country Store, Dungarvan to Mick Galwey, special guest and former Ireland and Munster captain, at the Dungarvan Rugby Club's Dinner Dance in the Park Hotel. Included are Eoin Phelan, President Dungarvan Rugby Club and Kieran O'Connor, MC for the night. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Rugby Club 2016 DINNER DANCE Our Dinner Dance on Saturday night in the Park Hotel was a roaring success. With over 250 in attendance and the brilliant Mick Galwey interviewed by Kieran O’Connor, followed by The Fews band and a DJ, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The auction was a great draw and saw some eager beavers bid in excess of €1,000 for different lots. It’s nights like these that keep the club going so we would like to thank Trevor Doherty, Johnny Curran, Eamonn Spratt, Eoin Phelan, Kelly O’Shea and Donna Sheehan for all the hard work they put in to sell tables and run the event on the night. Well done lads! U-16s V SUNDAYS WELL Our U16s played a friendly against Cork team, Sundays Well in Dungarvan last Saturday. Some strong individual performances boosted everyone on the team, making them step up a gear and many players found their confidence, especially in their ability to carry the ball. Ciaran Keating displayed an outstanding performance of goal kicking, putting 6 out

Jillian Hayes representing Dungarvan Rugby Club, pictured on the pitch ahead of the Munster v Maori All Blacks, last Friday night in Thomond Park. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

of 6 over the bar. Some work still needs to be done on tackling and mauling for next week’s match against Clonmel in the Pan Munster Conference 6 competition but we’re very happy with how the lads played. Squad on the day: Henry Griffin, Kieran Lannen, Rian Hogan, Conor Mullany, Tomas Flavin, Philip Coleman, Ciaran Keating, Ben Power, Dermot Lannen, Luke Power, Liam Regan, Adam Power, Hugo Harty U-18S V CLONMEL Dungarvan got back to winning ways following a lethargic loss to Midleton last week when they travelled to Clonmel on Sunday. There had been a demonstrable lift in the attendance and intensity in midweek training and this was a mustwin game if we were to maintain our ambition to qualify for the 2nd phase of the Pan Munster U-18s Competition. Dungarvan started well and enjoyed the majority of possession and territory, however, were slow to turn it into scores and were wasteful with several chances. The pressure finally paid off as forwards Charlie Murphy, Eoin Ryan, and Jack Kiely carried repeatedly. Following a precision passing from scrum half Robbie McGrath and Eoghan Bohane at 10, quick hands by the backs saw Doug Petit score in the corner. The blues continued to enjoy majority territory and possession with the front row of Conor Scanlon, Mike Walsh and Jack Hickey setting up a good platform. But Dungarvan were not composed in passing and handling was poor with far too many balls knocked forward or lost in the tackle. Brendan Cullinan made gains at 1st centre, one of which led a break by Oisin O’Mahoney. From the breakdown, Ted Kelly and Larry Brazel kept the movement alive allowing full back

Paul Lannen scamper over with Brendan Cullinan converting. Coming out after the break it was Dungarvan 12; Clonmel 0. Dungarvan had plenty of possession and should have scored early in 2nd half but then seemed to fall asleep. Clonmel sensed the drop in our concentration and scored a penalty and two tries with one converted, to lead 15 -12 with 15 minutes to go. Unlike the previous week, Dungarvan had the composure to keep possession, build phases and exploit the territory we enjoyed. Subs Matthew Hickey, Lennon Kennedy and Darragh Meaney added impetus. James Kiely, now at scrum half, upped the tempo. The forwards rumbled and holes began to appear in the Clonmel defence. Textbook passing in the back line led to Jack McGrath getting the ball with a bit space. He showed fine pace to score in the corner. In the closing minutes, Dungarvan won a penalty and Brendan Cullinan took the three points on offer to close out the game, making the final score Dungarvan 20 – 15 Clonmel. Squad: Conor Scanlon, Doug Pettit, Mike Walsh, Jack Hickey, Eoin Ryan, Ted Kelly, Charlie Murphy, Matthew Hickey, Jack Kiely, Thomas Hannigan, Larry Brazel ©, Lennon Kennedy, Jack McGrath, Robbie McGrath, Cillian Fogarty, Darragh Meaney, Paul Lannen, Brendan Cullinan, Eoin Bohane, James Kiely and Oisin O’Mahoney. Our next Pan Munster fixtures is at home against Waterpark at 12 noon on Sunday, 20th November. All squad players are required to train Wednesday (8 pm) & Friday (8 pm). LADIES V FERMOY The ladies will be in action this weekend against Fermoy at home at 2 pm.

Conor Norris, Head Groundsman Munster Rugby, Pat Norris and Tom Fahey pictured with Kane Harmes, Maori All Blacks, after Munster's win over the New Zealanders last Friday night in Thomond Park. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

NEW GROUPS Sunday last saw the introduction of two new groups to add to the already impressive selection available to club cyclists each weekend. The backroad group is a new group formed and group 4 was reformed due to popular demand. The Back Road Group will be captained by Robert Power and spins will take place on back roads as much as possible trying only to cross main roads or use them to link up with another back road. They will take place while conditions allow and it’s not a year long group due to weather conditions.The routes will be approx 80-90K over lumpy roads and an average speed between 27 and 30kph depending on the particular route. The exact route won't be posted in advance just a general direction of where they will be going. Who would the group suit? Anyone from G2 or anyone comfortable in a G3 spin. Who it might not suit? The group will stop for a coffee so anyone who doesn’t like that aspect, it might not be for them. The spin takes place on lots of small back roads so anyone who is worried about wheels or bike might not enjoy the spin. You have as much chance of hitting a pothole on any group spin but some people complained before so just pointing it out to save the complaining. Due to the nature of the narrow roads we are thinking 10 in a group would be max, however if we get more we can split the group, on the roads where it is necessary, as we have enough lads to lead a second group. We encourage anyone out in the group to come up with a route wherever it may be so that we can all experience new routes and roads around our county and beyond. Group 4 will be captained by Paraig de Burca and the target pace will be approx 25kph with a coffee stop. The is pace will be adjusted down slightly depending on wind conditions if necessary, However, for the moment the group will not go faster than 25. After Christmas and into the spring we will likely be aiming at 25 - 26kph max. The distance covered this weekend and up to Christmas will be approx 60 - 70k, and will be subject to review in the new year. To cater for several cyclists new to group riding, a 10 week series of group cycling skills will be on offer. Each week, we focus on one specific skill. Is this for you? If you feel that you are above 23k pace at present, then 25k pace is usually very achievable, given the a 4 - 6 week adjustment. To make this transition easier, be absolutely sure not to undertake the full spin distance if advised by leader. Stay with the group for half the spin? Stay with the group until 10k from home? Just be assured that the full spin is just a short few weeks away. Members and intending members will be most welcome. So now in addition to the Saturday group we have 7 groups to choose from on a Sunday so no excuse for not getting out on your bike. WEEKEND SPINS The weather gods were in our favour again this weekend with good numbers out on both days making the most of the dry weather. On Saturday the club

group spin had a total of 17 cyclists. Carol selling tickets for the Christmas party before the off must have put a cheer in everyone's peddle as the spin appeared to enjoyed by all. The route was 100k with an average speed of 30k/hr. It was a flat, steady route with the group never once splitting. The route was Lismore, Ballyduff, Clondulane, Conna, Tallow and home to Kilrush. There was a quick puncture repair in Ballyduff and toilet stop in Tallow. Overall the group powered on in the Autumn sunshine and everyone seemed very pleased with their mornings effort on the saddle. Group 1 returned on Sunday after the end of season break and ventured down the coast to Bonmahon and across to Kill. Then they went over the back road to Kilmeaden. There the group spilt with Marc and Daryl still feeling the marathon in their legs. They headed for coffee where they meet group 5 lucky there was some coffee left! While Damian went to an U-16 county final in Waterford ( he wasn't starting ). The 5 remaining group 1 riders headed for Carrick via Portlaw and then home at a swift 32 kmph average. Group 2 had five cyclists out on the planned spin of Lismore, Tallow, Youghal, Clashmore and home via Welcome Inn. Nice short turns were the order of the day given the small group. On what turned out to be another very pleasant day for cycling, 90km covered at a slighted higher than anticipated average pace which was thanks in no small part to literally no wind along the route. The Back Road group had Mike Whelan in the pilots seat for a fantastic spin around his home roads with 9 in the group they headed out through Ballinameela and Kilmolash to Affane Cross and onto the climb of the Vee, after a swift decent into Clogheen they headed for Ballyporeen but a surprise turn left brought them onto the category 1 climb of Shanrahan hill with amazing views of Helvick head at the top. After a fast tricky decent to Araglin we headed for Ballysaggart where the group refuelled and enjoyed the comforts of home baking with Mikes family, then it was downhill to Lismore onto Cappoquin and returning again by Ballinameela to Dungarvan a distance of 100k at just over 27kph average. Group 3 stuck to their home county on Sunday with the planned spin taking in the Cappoquin Lismore perimeter. A large group to start as the group regulars were interspersed with Group 2's out for a shorter spin and some members from the local tri club. Off out the Burgery and across the humpy Military Road. On the climb up Colligan an unfortunate incident led to Paul taking a tumble. Luckily Dunford’s Medical Centre was open and the patient was patched up and back in action in no time. The less travelled roads are not just for the back street boys as Group 3 frequently seek out alternative routes. Sunday was no exception as the groups criss crossed from Millstreet, up Boherwillin and Glenshelane eventually linking back up with the main Cappoquin road. A steady climb up the Vee to the Lismore turnoff followed by a bumpy ride back down to main road. A flat fast spin back to base in lovely calm conditions with a good bunch of friends. 90k covered at 27.5kph average. On the first official spin for the

newly reformed group 4 the weather was very kind to us. Spirts were high and the group was full of positive energy waiting for the off. The call was made and the 12 strong group started on their planned route towards Cappoquin and onto Lismore at a good controlled pace where we stopped for refreshments (an excuse for a chat and a bit of banter and some exclusive pictures from Anne, lol ). Back on the road again we headed for Tourin through Cappoquin and onto the back roads to Kilmolash. From here the group then took a new route to Villerstown which to the group's delight evolved a long drag up hill and the group became more thrilled when the captain make a call to attack the oncoming drag at own pace, which all the group obliged and followed by a tricky descent due to road conditions. From here the group cruised through Villerstown towards Aglish where the captain gave another option to the group to attack the upcoming climb again at own pace and regroup in Aglish. Need to mention, while we were regrouping the chat turned to Conor Coleman's socks which seems to fascinate Karen. Karen then suggested that as a group we should all have fancy socks? Christmas is coming, I am a size 8 With a smile on everybody's face we were back on the bikes and ready to tackle the final section home. The call was made for quick rotations at a controlled pace back into Dungarvan. 65k covered at an average of 25kmph with a total ascent of 481 m with a great group of people. The Group 23K sunday spin took in 7 cyclists which headed in the direction of the Welcome Inn at a nice steady pace were the group turned left and headed past Kereen to Ballycullane were the group turned right and headed through Aglish to Villierstown. The group then headed through the picturesque Dromana towards Cappoquin and then onto Lismore where a coffee stop was needed. After being fed and watered we headed for home. All in all a good spin with a good group and the weather was kind to us. Distance was 60km and average speed was 23.9kph. Group 5 had a very pleasant spin on Sunday taking in the Gold Coast on to Durrow, 5 Cross Roads with plenty of practice on roll-ups to Mahon Bridge where they had to make a very important phone call to Noreen. They cycled at a very steady pace on to Lemybrien for coffee and a catch up with two of G1 and Noreen. Great to see Noreen and have a good catch up. They would like to thank Marc for taking the group photo. On to Durrow and home the coast road. A group of 7 was out with a distance of 50km at an average of 20km. CHRISTMAS PARTY It's that time of year again folks and this year’s DCC Christmas party will be held in Creation Nite Club, Abbeyside on December 9th at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at €20 and includes hot food, 2 drinks and entry to a raffle for some great prizes. Tickets will be on sale before the spins on the next few Saturdays and Sundays, look out for Carol Byrne or Michael Morrissey and at Michael Morrissey auctioneers in Bridge Street. So get your tickets quick before they are all gone and a great night is assured for all!


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Cappoquin Rowing Club

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club

Visit to Nire Valley lakes THERE was a great attendance at the November Club night in the Tudor House in Dungarvan. The principles of acupuncture and reflexology were outlined by Catherine to assist walkers for pulled muscles and other walking injuries. 6th NOVEMBER WALK REPORT 30km/hr northerly breeze, dry, sunny and very cold, it had been the driest October in many a year. The planned walk, a visit to all the Nire Valley lakes, warm clothes, thick hats, thick gloves and keep moving was the order of the day. We left the Nire car park and were blown up the ridge to Coumfea lake and a little shelter from the biting wind. Then moving on to the Coumalocha lakes we stopped between the two lakes for a cold quick bite to eat in the November sunshine. We climbed over the next ridge and dropped down into the lower Sgilloge lake and were greeted and entertained by “Sionnach Rua” playing and posing for pictures like a model. We then continued up to the next Sgilloge and again our friend reappeared blocking our way across the little bridge until we paid a little fee. A sight which none of us had ever experience before and most likely never to forget for a long time. We then continued the walk back down to the Nire car park. Another glorious day on the hills. – “A Hillwalker”. WALK SCHEDULE NOVEMBER 2016 B. Walks: Sunday, 20th November, walk to the Comeraghs led by Michael Daly. Sunday, 27th November walk to Comeragh’s led by Colm Humphreys. Sunday, 4th December walk to Knockmealdowns led by Tom Fitzgerald. All B Walks commence at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting point for walks is the TSB car park, 10 minutes before walk time listed. C. Walks: Sunday, 20th November walk to Coumshingaun led by Neil Fitzgerald. Sunday, 27th November walk to Comeraghs led by Tony Fitzgerald. Sunday, 4th December walk to Mount Stuart led by John Lucey. All C Walks commence at 13:00 p.m. and the meeting point for walks is the TSB car park, 10 minutes before walk time listed. Thursday afternoon “C” Style Walks. Meeting outside the Park Hotel at 13:30 17th November: Walk to Youghal Bay led by Helen. 24th November: Walk to Crough Wood led by Carmel. 1st December: Walk to the Lickey River led by Eric. Thursday afternoon “B” style walks. Meet outside Park hotel at 12:30. Promoting Fitness, Friendship and Fun - REMEMBER NO BOOTS, NO WALK. There will be the annual Christmas Mulled Wine walk on Sunday, 11th December meeting outside the Park Hotel at 14:00 or

14:30 at the Curragh, Ardmore. Lots of mulled wine, mince pies and cakes. The annual Christmas Party will be in the Dungarvan Tennis Club on Saturday, 17th December. This is a great fun filled night with live music in the beautiful tennis club. Hope to see you there. Tickets are €30 for a 2 Course Dinner with club members providing dessert and are available from committee members.


Coming up in the New Year is our annual weekend away which will be in the Leenaun Hotel. The proposed date is Friday, May 12th/Saturday 13th. The South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) are having a 15km night walk called the “Long Way Round”. This fundraising event will take place on Saturday, 26th November. For more information contact

Dungarvan Hillwalking members were entertained by a “Sionnach Rua” playing and posing for pictures like a model at Lower Sgilloge Lake.

CAPPOQUIN Rowing Club was out in force at the Skibbereen Head of the River held in The Marina, Cork City on Saturday last November 12th. The 3000m course on the River Lee was rowed as a time trial, with numerous crews starting at alternating stages. This event was a good indicator to crews as to where they are at in terms of fitness level at this stage of the year. All our crews rowed well and were pleased with their times. First on the water were Men’s J15 1x – Evan Mansfield and Women’s J14 1x – Lucy Massey. Up next was the Women’s J18 2x – Lisa Murphy Stroke and Elaine Hallahan Bow. Conditions were ideal with a nice tail wind for most of the day and fine dry weather. Following the double was the Women’s Club 1x – Aisling Foley and shortly after the Women’s Novice 1x – Emmy Lehane. Extra congratulations to Emmy here, she came first with her time on Saturday. The final boat to take to the water, equipped with the shiny set of new oars, was the Men’s J16 4x+ - Paul O’Keeffe, Paul O’Brien, Paul Morrissey, Kieran Ahearne and Cox – Tara McLaughlin. We were up against a variety of clubs from the Munster region including: Lee, Skibbereen, Cork Boat Club, Shandon, Fermoy, Muckross, UCC and Cahir to name a few, with the five Heads flowing in smooth succession from 9:30 am until after 3 pm. Thank you to Skibbereen, Lee and the other clubs involved in hosting the event. Thank you also to the coaches and parents who came along to help and support on the day. A reminder to all parents/guardians wishing to volunteer in the club would be of help even in ferrying crews to and from events and would be much appreciated. Training is going well both on land during the week and on the water on Saturdays and Sundays. It has been wonderful to see such

ber 20th at 12:30 after last training. New members contact: Club Captain Stephan Landers: (085) 1330736 or Club Secretary Paul McGrath: (086) 8328719. Or find us on Facebook – Cappoquin Rowing Club Quote of the Week: “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

Cappoquin Rowing Club Men's J15 1x.

Cappoquin Rowing Club Women's J14 1x.

Kilmacthomas Badminton Club MARY PRATT TOURNAMENT Well done to all of our players who took part in the Mary Pratt competition on Sunday. We had great representation from our club and some great games. Well done to Carol Walsh and her partner from Hillview on winning the cup and Ann Halley and her partner

The “Sionnach Rua” re-appeared blocking our way across the little bridge until we paid a little fee as we continue up to the next Sgilloge.

a large interest in the rowing in recent weeks. On Sunday last there were doubles, singles, quads and a sweep four on the water, some in multiples and crews were swapped in and out, a real buzz of activity as crews from the day before rigged the boats that had been used for the Head of the River. Hopefully this fine weather will keep up so we can continue with water training for a longer period this winter than last. There is a committee meeting being held on Sunday next Novem-

from Tourin for reaching the final. Thanks to Lismore for hosting a great competition. LEAGUE RESULTS Kilmac Ladies 1 beat Lady Lane 2-1, Kilmac Ladies 2 beat Dunmore 3-0, Kilmac Ladies 3 beat Lady Lane 3-0. Kilmac Mens 1lost to Dunmore,

Kilmac Mens 2 beat Lady Lane 21. Good luck to all our teams in their remaining league games. ANNUAL QUIZ Just a reminder that our club hosts our annual table quiz on Friday, 25th November at 8:30 p.m. at Kiersey’s Bar. Teams of four at €5 each. Everyone is very welcome.

Dungarvan U-14's who beat Waterford U 14's team last weekend. Dungarvan junior hockey u-14's had a home game last weekend against Waterford and were delighted with a 2-1 win. Dungarvan had to come from behind showing great skill and patience to finally finish with a great result. They were all delighted as were their coaches Mary Roynane and Jonnie O’Neill.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 18 November, 2016

Talking Horses Waterford trainer nominated for the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland Awards

Upcoming Fixtures Fairyhouse – Wednesday, 16th November (First Race 12.40) Clonmel – Thursday, 17th November (First Race 12.35) Dundalk– Friday, 18th November (First Race 6.00) Punchestown – Saturday, 19th November(First Race 12.00) Punchestown – Sunday, 20th November (First Race 12.40) Cork – Sunday, 20th November (First Race 12.50)

Sensational Sprinter Sacre retired after picking up leg injury THE sensational Sprinter Sacre, who won three times at the Cheltenham Festival and received the most rousing reception Punchestown has ever seen after winning the Champion Chase in 2013, has been retired by Nicky Henderson after heat was found in the tenyear-old’s near foreleg following a workout last Tuesday. The brilliant ten-year-old, winner of 18 of his 24 starts including nine at Grade 1 level - and £1,136,884 in total prize-money, sustained a minor leg injury while being prepared for a return to action in next month's Tingle Creek and Henderson decided the time was right to call time on Sprinter Sacre's sublime racing career. Barry Geraghty, who rode Sprinter Sacre on 17 occasions and won 13 of those, described him as one of the best he has ever ridden and right up there with Moscow Flyer. It was a sorrowful Sunday for Henderson and Geraghty as they lost Simonsig in the Shloer Chase as he suffered a fatal fall at the third fence at Cheltenham on Sunday.

Fire keeps Halford warm at Dundalk on Wednesday night MICHAEL Halford's love affair with Dundalk continues to blossom and he sent out Chestnut Fire to land the valuable 1m handicap on Wednesday night, much to the delight of punters who supported him into 11-8 favourite. Chestnut Fire had won at the venue just 12 days previously and the four-year-old followed up with a comfortable three-length success from Secret Wizard. The Doneany, County Kildare trainer went on to record a double when Ducessofflorence belatedly got off the mark in division one of the 1m2f handicap. Upton rider Wayne Lordan is set to become a Ballydoyle jockey in the new year and he warmed up for his new job with a double. Lordan was successful on Tooreen Dancer in the opening 7f maiden for veteran Golden trainer Tommy Stack who is in his last season and he later guided the Pat Martin-trained Ishebayorgrey to his fourth Dundalk success in the 7f handicap. The Joe Murphy-trained Paved With Gold, absent since May, stepped up markedly on all known form when landing the mile handicap under Colin Keane at 33-1. Breeders' Cup-winning jockey Seamie Heffernan teamed up with Joseph O'Brien to win the 7f maiden with 8-1 chance Druids Cross. The second division of the 1m2f handicap went the way of 7-4 favourite New Direction for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning. The concluding contest of the night, another 1m2f handicap, was won by 14-1 shot Shelbe for Banbridge-based trainer Matt Quinn who only has a handful of horses in training. Michael Hussey was the winning jockey.

Burke parts company with Potts family YOUNG Cork rider Jonathan Burke has parted company with Alan and Ann Potts after over two years as the leading owners' retained rider following the recent change in policy that has seen an increasing number of the family's horses trained in Britain. Potts' preference for using British-based riders on those that are trained by Colin Tizzard is at the root of the break-up, but Burke was keen to stress that it was an amicable split. At Cheltenham on Saturday, the change in policy has resulted in both Sizing Platinum and Sizing Granite - on whom Burke won the Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree in 2015 contested the BetVictor Gold Cup under other riders, namely Daryl Jacob and Tom O'Brien, respectively. Burke will now serve as a free-lancer and hopes to pick up key rides on horses from the Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott stables.

Arctic Skipper trained by Vincent Halley and ridden by Sean Flanagan jumping the last fence to win the Fortria Steeplechase from Gilgamboa ridden by Mark Walsh, white cap, 2nd, and the Game Changer ridden by Denis O'Regan at Navan.

A Sunday to savour for Flanagan at Navan SEAN Flanagan will not be forgetting 2016 in a hurry and the New Ross rider, who became stable jockey to Noel Meade a few months ago, enjoyed one of the best days of his career at Navan on Sunday as he won both Grade 2s on Snow Falcon and Arctic Skipper. Flanagan gave Snow Falcon an ultra-confident ride in the Lismullen Hurdle as gunned down the front-running De Plotting Shed after the final flight and went on to score by three-and-a-quarter lengths with hot favourite Shaneshill only third. Winning trainer Meade now has the Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle over three miles at Leopardstown on December 28 in mind for Snow Falcon who was returned at odds of 5-1. Flanagan's victory on Snow Falcon was not too big of s surprise but his last-gasp success on Arctic Skipper in Fortria Chase was a massive shock. The 25-1 outsider got up in the final stride to deny Gilgamboa and handed Kill (Waterford)-based trainer Vincent Halley

the biggest win of his career. Gordon Elliott is setting a blistering pace at the top of the trainers' championship and he saddled the 1-2 in the Grade 3 For Auction Novice Hurdle as 11-4 chance Labaik and Ruby Walsh got the better of Mick Jazz. That's A Wrap got favourite backers off to the perfect start by winning the 2m handicap hurdle for Mark Walsh and Tom Mullins but he proved to be the only winning favourite. Jazz Singer won the 2m7f handicap hurdle for Midleton jockey Paul Townend and Colm McBratney whose stable is based in Crossgar, County Down. Fresh from sending out Heartbreak City to take second in the Melbourne Cup, Tony Martin was back in business on home soil as Anibale Fly made a winning start over fences in the 2m1f beginners' chase, completing a double on the day for Mark Walsh. The Moone mother and daughter duo of Jessica and Kate Harrington teamed up to take the bumper with 10-1 chance Magic Of Light.

Magic Monday for Geraghty who records 62-1 Fairyhouse four-timer IT seems the young trainer, Joseph O’Brien will have a very strong hand in the juvenile hurdle showpiece again this season judging by the performance of Landofhopeandglory in the 3Year-Old Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Monday. The 102-rated Flatstayer, who finished fourth when favourite for the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot in the summer, jumped to the top of the JCB Triumph Hurdle market with a stylish success under Barry Geraghty, who scored on four of his five rides. Geraghty began the day by coaxing the tricky Woodford Island to go past Jimmy Two Times in the 2m5f beginners' chase, continuing Gordon Elliott’s remarkable run. Elliott and Geraghty later teamed up to land the 2m4f novice hurdle with Fire In His Eyes, who found plenty for pressure having looked like he might struggle at one stage.

The Eric McNamara-trained Irish Bulletin was the other leg of the 62-1 four-timer for JP McManus’s number-one jockey in the 3m handicap chase. Ballynonty-based trainer Edward O'Grady has never hidden his admiration for The West's Awake and that faith seems justified as he opened his account at the fourth time of asking in the 2m maiden hurdle under Paul Townend. Tintown Robin came out on top in the 2m handicap hurdle for Tralee rider Phillip Enright and Vincent Halley, who trains in Kill, County Waterford. The concluding 2m4f handicap hurdle was a thriller and it was Cavan-based Shane Donohoe who was celebrating afterwards as his six-year-old Theo triumphed in the hands of Ricky Doyle.

Whelan bookends Dundalk’s Friday night fixture THERE was a first and last race double at Dundalk on Friday night for former champion apprentice Ronan Whelan. He teamed up with Curragh handler Johnny Feane to win the opening 6f claimer on Cappadocia (8-1) and finished off his night by steering Mai O'Higgins for Dungarvan owner Michael Ryan to a narrow success in the 7f maiden for Curragh trainer Tracey Collins. The most valuable contest on the card was the 2m handicap and it was won in stylish fashion by Winter Lion (11-1) for Ballydoyle-bound jockey Wayne Lordan and Kilmessan trainer Matthew Smith. The six-year-old son of Galileo got to the front two furlongs from home and stretched clear to beat Venezia by a length and

three quarters. There was a very welcome winner for the colourful Brendan Duke as he sent out Little Miss Willow to win the 6f nursery at odds of 16-1 under Rory Cleary. Drake Passage made it fourth time lucky in the 1m maiden for John Oxx and Declan McDonogh. He was returned the 5-4 favourite, the same price as the Tony Martin-trained Creeping Ivy who landed the 1m4f apprentice handicap under the exciting Oisin Orr. Feane went on to complete a double when Miracle Ninetynine won the first division of the 7f handicap in the hands of Colin Keane. Tom 'Socks' Madden and Thomas Farrell won the second division with Seeking Truth (11-2).

THE nominations for the 2016 annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced, with 26 stars of the racing industry in the running to win an award. Trainer John Kiely, who hails from Dungarvan has been nominated in the Outstanding Achievement category. RTE sports broadcaster Des Cahill will be master of ceremonies for the awards, which take place at Leopardstown Racecourse on Monday, December 5th. John, who is 79-yearsold is nominated for saddling Carlingford Lough to complete the Irish Gold Cup and the Punchestown Gold Cup double, becoming only the second horse to achieve this notable feat (Sir Des Champs in 2013 is the only other horse to win both races). Carlingford Lough was actually the first horse to win the Irish Gold Cup in two consecutive years since Beef Or Salmon in 2006 and 2007 while the horse also finished a creditable fourth behind Don Cossack in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Kiely also enjoyed a fine success with Toe The Line in the Anjaal E.B.F. Bluebell Stakes at Naas while Ancient Sands landed The Ladbrokes Ireland H’cap Hurdle at Killarney in May. The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award is voted on by the Irish racing media and the general public through the HRI website or through forms available from HRI. Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of HRI said: “Every year, the Horse Racing Ireland Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous achievements in the Irish racing industry, both at home and on the world stage. The exceptional reputation of Irish racing and breeding is built on the achievements of the hugely talented people we are so lucky to have and I wish all nominees the very best of luck.” The website contains information about the awards and each of the nominees, an image gallery and all the latest news. It will also provide a live stream of the awards on December 5th. Voting is now open for the Outstanding Achievement category.

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