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The public are prohibited from swimming at Stradbally Cove.

Calls made to allow public to swim at popular Stradbally beach STRADBALLY residents and Comeragh Councillors are demanding that Waterford Council reopens Stradbally Cove, which has been closed indefinitely since last September, writes Paul Mooney. Thousands of people have been flocking to the coastline to take advantage of the hot weather spell which the country has been blessed with over the past two months. However, Stradbally is losing out on all the

benefits of the influx of tourists and visitors to the area because of the closure of Stradbally Cove. A sign erected at Stradbally Cove informs the public that swimming is prohibited due to the presence of high bacteria counts which may cause illness. According to the sign, the likely cause is river and village wastewater discharge and the prohibition on swimming is in place ‘until further notice’. For many years, the horseshoe-shaped Stradbally

Councillors and officials impressed with evolving library services By Christy Parker OFFICIALS and councillors alike were very much impressed when Waterford City and County Librarian Jane Cantwell presented an update on the service at July’s Dungarvan-Lismore municipality meeting. Ms Cantwell’s presentation came weeks after the new national public library strategy, Public Libraries 2022: Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities, was launched by

Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development. The librarian began with some impressive statistics, noting that there are currently ¾ million members in the library service across 330 branches and 31 mobile units. In 2016 –the latest date for figures- there were 17.9m items loaned across the country, with a 50% increase in spend on books and other resources in recent times to the tune of €8m. c Continued on page 19

Council. “This is their peak season to make a ‘few bob’ to pay the rates and pay the rent, etc. So, I don’t think it’s right that the HSE or the Council or any other body can come along and close that beach. It has been closed all Summer and they are saying it’s due to bacteria coming down the River Tay.” However, Cllr. Brazil pointed out that there is no bacteria in the water at the moment. c Continued on page 6

Dungarvan the place to be this weekend for ‘lovers of music’ KICKING off at SGC Dungarvan this Friday, 3rd August, at 8.00 p.m., the three-day Dungarvan Summer Music Festival promises to be an exciting weekend of traditional and new Irish music and collaborations in various venues around town, including free performances along the Greenway on Saturday! c SEE PAGE 51 FOR MORE


Cove, which is sheltered by cliffs on each side, has been extremely popular amongst families and visitors for swimming, sunbathing and playing. Cllr. Liam Brazil asked how can the businesses in Stradbally be expected to pay their rates if they can’t make money during the peak season due to the closure of Stradbally Cove. “Stradbally is a lovely little village. They have a shop, two pubs and a restaurant there,” he told the July meeting of Comeragh Municipal District


RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet who will feature in the Festival Finale on Sunday, 5th August, at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland.





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Time to restore Portlaw Tannery site as heartbeat of local community - Coffey THE derelict but historically significant site of the old Portlaw Cotton Mill could be set for a dramatic makeover that would see ‘The Tannery’ return as the heartbeat of the local community,Waterford Senator Paudie Coffey has said. Senator Coffey, a Portlaw resident, this week confirmed that an environmental assessment of the site has now been completed and a report on the study is due to be published soon by Waterford City & County Council. Senator Coffey believes the site, which has lain derelict for decades, has incredible potential for a mixed-use regeneration development, including housing, retail, amenity and tourism. It is one of the largest remaining 19th century structures in the country. The Waterford Fine Gael General Election candidate said the project qualifies for funding under the recently announced Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Scheme. Last week Senator Coffey wrote to the Chief Executive of

Paudie Coffey outside the Tannery site 18 years ago. Waterford City & Country Council, Michael Walsh, in which outlined the need for a long term strategic plan for the site. Senator Coffey said: “The Rural Regeneration and Development Scheme has given us a unique opportunity to leverage State funds to unlock the development potential of this significant and historic site. “The Cotton Mill and later

The Tannery was the employment heartbeat of the community, and Portlaw is unique in that it was a ‘planned town’ with housing built to service the Mill. Now it has the chance to restore its place at the very heart of the community, a project that can be re-generated and utilised for the benefit of the entire community and wider public through the provision of amenity space, social and affordable housing and

mixed-use development.” The regeneration of the site, which includes the imposing remains of the famed Portlaw Cotton Mill built by the Malcolmson family in the early 1800s, has been a priority for Senator Coffey since he first entered politics in 1999. Efforts to date to develop the brownfield site have faced difficulties due to contamination of the site during the operational years of the Irish Tanners but now with teh announcement of this government funding there is a unique opportunity for the Council to acquire the site and deal with the legacies and challenges that exist to bring it to its full potential with the assistance of state funding. Senator Coffey, the founding Chairman of the Portlaw Heritage Committee, has always believed that the site has strong potential for regeneration and reuse given its significant historical and industrial heritage and now believes that the Council must grasp the opportunity and be ambitious for this key site which

The Tannery site, Portlaw. is adjacent to the village center. He added: “As Minister of State in 2015 I provided funding resources to assess the environmental challenges on the site and now more than ever there is a huge opportunity to turn this derelict brownfield site, that once was the engine room of the local economy, to regenerate itself and present multiple opportunities for the community and the area.”

"I look forward to meeting with the Senior Management team of the Council in the coming weeks to offer my full support for an ambitions application to Government for the re-generation of this historic and strategic site which has been a stated objective of the Council in successive Local Area and County Development Plans" stated Senator Coffey.

games go back to good causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, community, arts, heritage and the Irish language. In total, more than

€5bn has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.

Waterford ranked 12th in ‘Luckiest Lotto Counties’ survey WATERFORD has been ranked in 12th position in a ‘Luckiest Lotto Counties’ per head of population in a survey carried out by the National Lottery. While it might not be one of Ireland’s luckiest Lotto County per head of population,Waterford has still scooped 40 jackpots totalling over €66m since Lotto started 30 years ago The National Lottery revealed the country’s luckiest Lotto counties by calculating the number of jackpot winners since the game launched in 1988 against the 2016 Census population records. The last Lotto jackpot to be won in Waterford was in March, 2016 when a lucky player scooped a life-changing €2.5m

prize with a ticket which was purchased at the Spar store in Ferrybank just outside Waterford City. While County Waterford was ranked in 12th position, with 40 jackpot wins, which works out at 3.44 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people (Waterford population 116,176), the luckiest Lotto county was listed as Louth, with the most Lotto millionaires per head of population with 76 Lotto jackpot wins (5.90 lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people), followed by Donegal with 90 Lotto jackpot wins (or 5.65 Lotto jackpot wins per 10,000 people). Although Dublin has the most Lotto jackpot wins over the past 30 years, with 572 Lotto jackpot wins, it comes in at fourth place, with 4.25 Lotto jackpot wins for

every 10,000 people, due to its population of over 1.3 million people. The survey showed that County Laois was last (26th position) with 1.53 Lotto winners per 10,000 population, despite having 13 Lotto jackpot wins since 1988. Second last was Kilkenny (25th position), which had 2.42 Lotto winners per 10,000 population, despite having 24 Lotto jackpot wins over the past three decades. The National Lottery’s CEO, Dermot Griffin, pointed out that chance “has no memory and playing Lotto is purely a matter of luck, regardless of where you buy your Lotto ticket”. He said one of the most frequently asked questions is where is Ireland’s luckiest Lotto county. Mr. Griffin said: “Whether it

is in Laois, Limerick or Louth, you have the exact same chance of winning a prize. However, our Lotto players in Louth have punched above their weight for the last 30 years with considerably more Lotto millionaires per head of population”. He said the findings in the survey “do not have any bearing on who may be a future Lotto winner!” and it “could be you!” this week as the Lotto jackpot is set to roll to an estimated €7.5m on Wednesday, 1st August. “This is the highest jackpot in a while, so we are appealing to players to buy their tickets early to avoid queues in store – or play at or through the National Lottery App,” Mr. Griffin added. Nearly 30c in every €1.00 spent on all National Lottery

‘Feel-good’ Friday for one lucky Waterford punter

Diversions put in place following collision at Carroll’s Cross

IT was a ‘feel-good’ Friday on 27th July, last, for one lucky County Waterford resident after scooping €50,000. The lucky punter had a great start to their weekend after scratching the top prize of €50,000 on the National

CARROLL’S Cross on the N25 was closed and diversions were put in place following a road traffic collision last weekend. The collision, involving at least two vehicles, happened last Saturday afternoon, 28th July. Emergency services attended

Lottery’s All Cash Platinum Scratch Card game. The National Lottery announced details of the win on their Twitter account (@NationalLottery), but the lucky person’s identity was not revealed.

the scene and Gardaí put in place the diversions. Dungarvan-bound traffic was diverted through Kill, while Waterford-bound traffic was diverted through Portlaw. The road was closed for a period of time.


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Mary Doyle from Dungarvan lands late-night €46k Telly Bingo bonus

Pictured is Mary Doyle, from Dungarvan who won €46,005 on Telly Bingo on Friday 13th July. She collected her cheque last Monday at the National Lottery HQ in Dublin alongside her husband Dominic Doyle.

THERE were no Monday blues at National Lottery HQ last Monday, as a lucky Dungarvan woman, Mary Doyle, picked up a tidy €46,005 Telly Bingo win. There was certainly something lucky about Mary Doyle, who was beaming from ear-to-ear as she collected her cheque won on the Snowball game on Telly Bingo from Friday, 13th July. Speaking in the National Lottery Winner’s Room, alongside her husband Dominic, Mary said: “How I ended up with the ticket is a stroke of luck in itself. I wouldn’t have been in the shop had a neighbour not asked me to get him a few messages. While I was in the queue I realised it was Friday and it was five to eleven which meant I had only a few minutes to get my ticket before the 11 am cut-off. So if I hadn’t been in the shop I wouldn’t be sitting here”. Mary revealed that as she was due in work so she missed watching Telly Bingo that afternoon so she set her alarm to watch the repeat of Telly Bingo at ten to three in the morning! Mary’s husband, Dominic Doyle said: “She woke me up with the alarm initially and I wasn’t too happy with that. I drifted back off to sleep then all of a sudden I was woken again with Mary screaming her head off. I couldn’t believe it but nobody deserves this more than her!” Mary said: “People were asking me why I got up to watch the repeat. Sure there is no fun in just

checking the numbers in the shop - there’s the extra excitement in watching the numbers come out and crossing them off. That night I actually thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I thought it was all a dream!” The couple, who have two children, will take their time to decide what to spend their prize on. This isn’t their only luck as they recently won a holiday to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands with a national newspaper. And the couple hope their hot streak will continue as they are off to the Galway Races this Friday. For the entire summer of 2018, the National Lottery will top up all winners of the Snowball prize on Telly Bingo by €1,000. Telly Bingo gives players the chance to play Bingo in their own homes every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at a cost of €2.50. Want to get in on the winning feeling? Tuesday evening’s EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated €55 million. Play in store, on the National Lottery App or online by 7:30pm by Tuesday evening for your chance to win. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games go back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, community, arts, heritage and the Irish language. In total more than €5 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 30 years ago.














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Proposed redevelopment of iconic Bridge House is appealed constitutes an over-development of the existing structure which in turn leads to the requirement for an extension to the historic fabric, which is inappropriate by virtue of its scale and impact on the heritage value of the protected structure; parking provision is significantly deficient; status of ‘temporary’ car park needs to be clarified; site is located within a ‘Zone of Archaeological Potential’ and with proposed new floor slab in basement - no archaeological investigations have been carried out - contrary to Development Plan requirements; no justification (in the form of a structural engineers report) has been provided for the demolition of the existing rear extension and south annex, which are inherent parts of the historic structure; the right-ofway indicated on the submitted drawings are not in the ownership of the applicant, thus rendering the application incapable of implementation, if permitted. However, following a request from the Council for further information in March from the applicant (Michael Ryan), which was received the following month, Waterford Council granted permission with conditions for the development on 31st May, 2018. The granted permission was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanála by Michael Burke on 26th June, last. (Board reference: 301937). The Board is expected to make a decision on the appeal within 18 weeks.

A PROPOSAL to develop the iconic Bridge House (a former bank) between Davitt’s Quay and T. F. Meagher Street, into a restaurant and bar has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Bridge House and its adjoining site, a former laboratory, were sold last year as one lot for an undisclosed sum by local estate agents, REA Spratt. The entire site extends to 0.813 acres. Waterford City and County Council granted permission last May to Michael Ryan who is proposing to develop the landmark 19th Century town centre building, with work to the protected structure to include repair of existing facade and structures in the building, along with replacement of mechanical / electrical services, redecoration of inside and outside as well as parking spaces and a delivery space to the rear. (Council reference: 1847). An objection was submitted to the Council by Dublin-based Consulting Planner, Bernard Dee, on behalf of Michael Burke, Strandside South, Abbeyside, Dungarvan. They objected to the development of the Bridge House on the basis that the application drawings do not meet the requirements of Article 23 of the Planning and Development Regulations, rendering the application invalid. They also argued that the appropriate application fee had not been paid, also rendering the application invalid; proposed development

Bridge House, at the roundabout junction of T. F. Meagher Street and Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan.

Council adopts Flood Risk Management Plan schemes proposed for Waterford Aglish, Ballyduff, Dungarvan and Environs, and Ringaphuca. The development of the four schemes for Waterford has been ongoing since 2012 and involved consultation by the Office of Public Works (OPW) with affected communities and local authorities. While these plans are at a strategic

WATERFORD Council has unanimously passed the OPW Flood Risk Management Plans for Ballyduff, Aglish, Dungarvan and Environs, and Ringaphuca. Nationally, there are 29 Flood Risk Management Plans developed across six River Basin Districts which provides for the development of 118 flood relief schemes. There are four

level, the next stage is for the OPW to develop them into ‘schemes’, which will contain details of both structural and non-structural works and measures. A €1bn funding programme for the next ten years was launched recently to provide investment in flood relief measures. An initial allocation of €257m was

announced for 50 of the 118 schemes to proceed to detailed design and construction stage, including two schemes in Waterford - Ballyduff and Aglish. Dungarvan and Environs and Ringaphuca will be implemented under the ten year €1bn investment programme. All of the schemes will be managed

by Waterford Council, involving finalising designs and flood protection measures, further public consultation, completing the Part 8 process and appointment of contractors and proceeding to construction. The adoption of the Flood Risk Management Plan was proposed, seconded and unanimously passed by the Council at their July Plenary meeting.

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a ‘few bob’ to has Council. season to make cliffs on each side, and “This is their peak the rent, etc. So, I don’t think is sheltered by pay families or any other the Cove, which pay the rates and popular amongst playing. and visitors to HSE or the Council beach. It has been extremely influx of tourists sunbathing and that it’s right that the Cove. benefits of the the businesses in body can come along and close are saying it’s due visitors for swimming, Comeragh the closure of Stradbally asked how can and they area because of at Stradbally Cove informs the residents and they can’t Cllr. Liam Brazil closed all Summer the River Tay.” pay their rates if STRADBALLY demanding that Waterford to the presA sign erected be expected to down due to the been are no is prohibited due which has ill- Stradbally Councillors the peak season to bacteria coming out that there is Stradbally Cove, September, public that swimming counts which may cause Brazil pointed make money duringCove. However, Cllr. Council reopens since last ence of high bacteria of Stradbally They have a water at the moment. been closed indefinitely is river and closure lovely little village. he told the bacteria in the . ness. on page 6 “Stradbally is a there,” sign, the likely cause on writes Paul Mooney have been flocking to the c Continued and a restaurant According to the the prohibition shop, two pubs Municipal District Thousands of people of the hot weather spell village wastewater discharge and notice’. of Comeragh advantage July meeting place ‘until further with over the coastline to take swimming is in the horseshoe-shaped Stradbally has been blessed which the country For many years, on all the past two months. is losing out However, Stradbally

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WEDNESDAY Cloudy today, Wednesday, with rain and drizzle gradually spreading from the southwest with fog on coasts and on high ground. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees. Southerly winds will increase moderate to fresh. THURSDAY / FRIDAY Thursday will still bring a few spells of rain and drizzle and some patches of mist near the coast. A warm day with maximum temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees, in light to moderate South to Southwest breezes. Friday will be warm in most areas with a mix of cloud and sunshine. Though a lot of dry weather overall is indicated, showers are still possible. Daytime highs will be between 20 and 24 degrees and winds will be light. WED 20º SATURDAY / SUNDAY Mostly dry and warm with sunny spells and light variable winds. Highest temperatures on Saturday 21 degrees, but up to 23 degrees on Sunday. OUTLOOK (NEXT MONDAY - WEDNESDAY) Mostly dry with sunny spells, turning less warm.

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Local ‘Business Growth Fund’ open for applications from IT sector WATERFORD Local Enterprise Office has opened a new round of applications for its ‘Business Growth Fund’ which aims to boost small and medium business growth and further job creation in the IT sector including, Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Clean Tech and Agri Tech. This particular call for the Business Growth Fund is a grant fund specifically for growing Waterford based businesses in the IT sector with less than 10 employees, who may require a grant to scale up further and create new jobs, says Richie Walsh of Waterford LEO. Now in its first round for 2018, the Business Growth Fund over the next 12 months aims to support businesses in Waterford up to the tune of €15,000 per job created within the county with the overall goal being to create new jobs, support growing enterprises and increase revenue within the region. Each applicant must demonstrate their year-on-year growth or the potential for sufficient growth, Richie Walsh Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office says, “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we are delighted to launch this call for funding applications from our Business Growth Fund in order to help high potential small businesses to scale

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An empty Stradbally Cove pictured recently. FROM FRONT PAGE According to recent test samples taken at Stradbally Cove (sample date 10th July, 2018) the water quality was listed as ‘excellent’ with an E.coli count of 178 and an Intestinal Enterococci count of 13. It had a similar ‘excellent’ quality status when another sample was taken on 11th June, 2018 (E.coli count of 31 and Intestinal Enterococci count of 11). According to the sample records, which can be found on, it was on 4th September, 2017 when the water quality was found to be ‘poor’, with an E.coli count of 885 and an Intestinal Enterococci count of 580. Cllr. Brazil noted that the bacteria count is less than half of what it was, but the Cove is still deemed not suitable for bathing. He said that following a meeting with HSE officials recently, he was told that a bathing area must have two years of clear testing before it can be reopened. He said that in previous years, there would be hundreds of people at Stradbally Cove, but after passing the area last week, “I saw only two cars there”. “It is a disgrace that little beach has been closed. Why can’t they take samples from the river all the way from Stradbally up the mountain to get to the root of the problem. We were told when the new sewerage plant went into Stradbally that everything would be fine. “Every beach throughout the country has a river running into it and there must be bacteria in all the rivers, so I can’t see why the Council is prohibiting bathing at Stradbally. I don’t think it’s right for the people of Stradbally.

“How can we expect to get rates from the people in this lovely little village if we’ve closed the one asset they have.” He added: “I would like to see something happen fairly shortly.There’s no point waiting until the Summer is gone”. Concurring with Cllr. Brazil were Cllr. Seanie Power and Cllr. Michael J. O’Ryan. “I’ve got a couple of calls in my own area from people who would be going up to Stradbally on a regular basis, wanting to know when the beach would be reopen,” Cllr. Power said. “If the water has been clear recently, it doesn’t really make sense to have it closed. It should be opened, especially with all the lovely weather - it would be a shame for Stradbally to be losing out,” Cllr. Power added. Cllr. O’Ryan asked the Council to approach the HSE about the matter, saying if the Cove was passing numerous consecutive tests, then there should be grounds to reopen the beach for bathing. He noted that the beach in Stradbally has been closed nearly a year now and wondered if there were any tests the water quality was failing in the interim to have it closed so long? He said the matter should be promoted at the Regional Health Forum “The next time we meet as a Council (in September) the season will be over and it is unfair on the people of Stradbally and visitors to the area,” Cllr. O’Ryan added. Senior Engineer, Gabriel Hynes, said the Council takes water quality samples from all the beaches around the county on a fortnightly basis. “Where there is an issue with E.coli or

some contamination, we take advice from the HSE,” Mr. Hynes said. “If there is a public health issue, then we are obliged to put up a bathing prohibition notice.” Stradbally is the only public beach in the county which is closed. The rest - Tramore Beach, Woodstown, Guillamine, Newtown Cove, both strands in Dunmore East, Kilfarrassey, Annestown, Boatstrand, Bonmahon, Ballyvooney, Clonea Strand, and Ardmore are all open to the public and said to have excellent water quality. Mr. Hynes said the issue is coming from the River Tay that is discharging into the Cove at Stradbally and it was more than likely effuse pollution and possibly agricultural runoff which was causing the problem. “It can be difficult to source the problem and track it, but it is something we are focusing on,” Mr. Hynes assured. “In the meantime, we have to take the advice of the HSE,” he added. Cllr. Brazil reiterated that the water quality at Stradbally Cove has been a clear test in recent months. “I can’t understand why the HSE are asking for two years of clear water,” he said. “It means the beach in Stradbally could be closed for all time.” He agreed if the water was contaminated that there should be a prohibition on bathing, “but the fact that the water sample tests are clear - that is where I have the problem”. Mr. Hynes said the matter will be discussed with the Council’s water services and scientific officer, as well as the HSE and he would come back to Councillors with a more detailed report in the coming days.

Prohibition of bathing at Stradbally Cove is in accordance with EU Directive EVEN though the water quality has tested ‘excellent’ this Summer at Stradbally Cove, the prohibition notice remains in place according to requirements of an EU directive. A spokesperson for the HSE confirmed that a bathing prohibition notice remains in place at Stradbally Cove “owing to the fact that the bathing water quality is classified as ‘Poor’ in accordance with the requirements of an EU classification system”. In Ireland this system is overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with local authorities. These requirements are enacted in the Bathing Water Regulations 2008 (SI No. 79/2008). “This means that even though results this Summer have been good, the classification and therefore the prohibition notice remains in place,”

KBC Bank Ireland recently hosted an investment/economic outlook evening at La Boheme Waterford. Attending were John Flahavan and John Meskill.

Think Dog, Think The Dog Lady IRELAND is changing for dogs, and I think it’s great. Since the law changed we now have dog friendly restaurants and pubs and cafés..... Some even serve dog treats and drinks and “puppachinos”. Hopefully public transport will allow dogs soon as other countries do. We are becoming more like or neighbours in the UK and Europe and starting to treat

dogs as part of the family. Of course that comes with additional responsibilities on owners - we have to have well behaved, clean, groomed dogs and we have to respect that not everyone will love dogs like we do so we must keep dogs in leads and close to us not interfering with anyone else. The other thing I love is the rise of the family fun dog

show. It was just lovely to see so many kids out with their family dog at Dungarvan show last week. Pets celebrated for having the waggiest tail or even being disobedient with many entering “the most disobedient dog” class. The dogs made us all laugh and smile just because they had character. We don’t all need pedigree dogs or competition level obedience, we don’t

the HSE spokesperson said. She pointed out that Waterford Council is responsible for monitoring bathing water quality and for operating within the requirements of the EPA and the Bathing Water Regulations. The responsibility and authority to close Stradbally Cove beach ultimately lies with Waterford Council . The spokesperson said the remit of the HSE in this area is as a consultee where a situation arises which ‘has or could be reasonably expected to have an adverse impact on the health of bathers’. “The HSE is satisfied that analysis of bathing water sampling results at Stradbally Cove going back a number of years has shown that it is vulnerable to levels of contamination that could cause a risk to public health,” the spokesperson added.

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Dungarvan Brewing Company and The Greenway Man launch new ‘Greenway Waterford Pale Ale’ THE Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km cycling and walking trail which runs along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan. To celebrate this scenic journey, Dungarvan Brewing Company decided to join

forces with Garvan Cummins, better known as The Greenway Man to brew a beer that could easily be enjoyed off the Greenway. “I’ve had the idea for a while of developing a beer. My brother Emmet and I are both fans of craft beer and love the

work of local company Dungarvan Brewing Company so approached them about working together on a collaborative project, to celebrate the best of the Greenway while also making a great tasting, refreshing beer that people can enjoy after a hard day of pedalling or walking.” Taking inspiration from the landscape of the Greenway, brewer Cormac set about designing a beer with plenty of fruity, citrusy hop flavour, with a nice hop bitterness to “Chatting to Garvan and Emmet, and discovering what types of beers they like, as well as meeting so many people coming off the Greenway and looking for a thirst quencher led to us developing a freshtasting pale ale, not too strong at 4.5% ABV, with a good hoppy flavour and a nice amount of bitterness. We have met so many people coming through the brewery since the Greenway opened who are in town to explore the Greenway and enjoy our beers as well that it seemed fitting that we

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celebration of the region and the amenities and lifestyle it offers. Greenway Waterford Pale Ale is now available throughout the region, and for more details see

Resident seeks leave to appeal holiday home development

Work to be carried out shortly on Burgery traffic islands A WATERFORD Councillor has welcomed action from the local authority to deal with kerbing which has resulted in many vehicles being towed to local garages. Cllr. Seamus O’Donnell said he was aware of lots of vehicles which had to be towed to garages locally because they hit the kerbing on traffic calming islands along the N25 at the Burgery. “Cars have had burst tyres and the airbags have blown in some of them because of this,” Cllr. O’Donnell said. “I’ve received numerous complaints about it. The Council should follow the example in Wexford, where the traffic calming islands are tapered, so if a vehicle hits the kerb it won’t get punctured,” he said. “I’ve spoken with the Senior Engineer, Gabriel Hynes, and he says the Council will do something at those islands fairly shortly.” Cllr. O’Donnell suggested that the islands should be painted an illuminous colour so they stand out for motorists.


Traffic islands along the N25 at the Burgery.

A NEIGHBOURING landowner at Kilgrovan, Clonea Strand, Dungarvan, has sought leave to appeal a proposed development to construct holiday dwellings. The company, Clonea Homes Ltd., was granted conditional permission by Waterford Council in June, 2018, for construction of six single storey holiday homes, each with a detached external store / garage, provision of additional width and cycle lane to existing private roadway serving existing holiday homes and all associated site works, at Kilgrovan, Clonea Strand, Dungarvan. (Council reference: 18327). An Bord Pleanála received an application for leave to appeal under Section 37 (6) (c) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 - 2017 from a John Corcoran, owner of 7 Kilgrovan Estate, Clonea Strand, Dungarvan. (Board reference: 302061). Mr. Corcoran outlined a number of concerns which he sought to be addressed and to make his observations to An Bord Pleanála, as his concerns only became apparent after the date for submissions to the Council had expired. The Board is to consider the matter and is expected to make a decision within 18 weeks. Contact: Gerard on 058 68855 • 087 2884113 • Garryduff, Colligan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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‘Joy of Colour’ - new ex h i b i t i o n o f wo r k

Dungarvan Artist Michael Mulcahy pictured with some of his work at The Gourmet House, Grattan Square.

A NEW exhibition of work by Dungarvan Artist, Michael Mulcahy, titled ‘The Joy of Colour’ is continuing at The Gourmet House, Grattan Square, Dungarvan. The exhibition is a mixture of original paintings and Parisian lithographs featuring still life seascapes and some landscapes. The Gourmet House is open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. All are welcome.

Understanding our sleep pattern and why we should always aim to get a good night’s sleep! MOTHER nature has us needing eight hours sleep. Since the beginning of humankind, we need sleep and we will naturally get tired at sunset, as the light of day fades and darkness approaches. Melatonin is a natural hormone that we produce in our bodies at night to get us ready for sleep. Melatonin regulates the sleepwake cycle. Human beings are the only species who willingly deprive themselves of sleep. Animals only do this when they are starving as they wake to forage for food. It has been scientifically proven that we do need up to eight hours sleep each night to be healthy and function physically, mentally and emotionally at our best. Going back to primitive times, this is what the human beings needed and that has not changed. Nature dictated their lives, they went to bed after sunset when the light faded and darkness descended and woke at the dawn of light to forage for food and do their daily work. They had to work with the light, seasons and climate. In today’s world, with modern technology, we can control our environment, lighting up our homes and workplace. We can work day and night, we have heating at the flick of a switch. We surround ourselves with TV and computers and mobile phones and this has all proven to hamper our sleep pattern, cause us stress and make us unhealthy. We have reached a stage where we need to be educated to get a good night’s sleep. We all hear of people who boast that they only

JOSEPHINE RYAN need four or five hours sleep. People who continually do this age by ten years, have lower fertility levels and lower concentration levels. Most accidents on roads are caused by sleep deprivation than anything else. It has been proven that driving with alcohol slows down our responses, whereas driving with little or no sleep is far more dangerous as we fall asleep at the wheel. People who get no sleep for three days can suffer from paranoia, they are very easily stressed, coping ability is totally hampered and in general don’t function well. We can measure our health by the quality and quantity of sleep we get. Nature’s most natural way of healing is resting, sleeping and relaxing. Deep sleep allows our body to totally regenerate and recouperate. If we don’t sleep well, we are having on-guard sleep, like when we are stressed, we are over-alert, wake a lot and over think. This can happen when we have something bothering us, our mind is pre-occupied and we cannot let it go, it cuts up our peace of mind and we

can’t sleep. A lot of us use our time in bed to go back over these problems. We become more awake and alert, now sleep seems impossible. We need to create a healthy routine around sleep and bedtime. WHAT CAN WE DO? Two hours before bedtime, we need to dim the lights to create a trigger in our brain that night is approaching. The melatonin is being released. Having a warm drink of milk, cinnamon and honey is very soothing and sleep inducive. Our body’s natural rhythm is taking over. It is better to have our bedroom two to three degrees cooler than the rest of the house. SLEEP REGULATES OUR DIET It is very important to get plenty sleep when trying to lose weight, as we consume 200/300 calories more when we are tired, as we are inclined to eat all the wrong foods, going for sugary snacks or heavy, stodgy carbohydrates. There is a rise in obesity over the last seventy years and sleep is one of the reasons we over-eat. It is essential to get good quality sleep and regularly to be at your best to function with an alert mind, physically reaching your full potential and with the best coping skills for life. We look our best and feel very healthy, so sleep well and enjoy. Josephine Ryan is a registered Reflexologist with 28 years experience in Clonmel. Now working in Dungarvan Healing and Osteopathic Clinic, Youghal Road, Dungarvan. For appointment ring (086) 3887888. Josephine also does Healing Massage and Indian Head Massage.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

West Waterford Sinn Féin attends Liam Lynch Commemoration THE annual Liam Lynch Commemoration, held recently on Sunday, July 15th was well attended again this year. Local Sinn Féin representative for the Lismore area, Louise Brierley said the event was a fitting tribute to the courage and bravery of Liam Lynch. “I was delighted to attend this commemoration again with fellow members of West Waterford Sinn Féin. The monument is incredible, set in the beautiful and scenic Knockmealdown mountains, near Goatenbridge. “The proceedings which included colour party, piper, reading of The Proclamation, speeches, poetry and music, was chaired by Sinn Féín Tipperary General Election candidate, Ciara McCormack. A wreath was laid by Helen White, a relative of Liam Lynch. The event was very well organised by South Tipperary Commemoration Committee” said Louise, “and I found the oration by our Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada particularly moving and inspiring. “Unfortunately, there are still parallels in today’s societies, in Ireland and across the world which echo our own historic struggle for Irish freedom.Today, Liadh reminded us of those injustices, in countries such as Palestine who suffer atrocities under Israeli occupation. Liadh commended our Irish Seanad for passing a Bill last week banning the import of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements.” Continuing, Louise said the Ireland South MEP’s speech was very informative and inspiring; “Liadh powerfully relayed the story about Liam Lynch, a valiant and courageous freedom fighter who, although often portrayed as a ‘warmonger’ had in fact spent many hours meeting with Michael Collins after the signing of the Treaty, as Liadh said; ‘in an effort to reunite the army and stave off a Civil War.’ “On 10th April, 1923, Liam Lynch was shot by the free state army on the way to a secret meeting of Republican leaders. It’s most poignant, as Liadh reminded us, that Liam Lynch, Commander of the First

Southern Brigade in the Irish War of Independence, and then IRA Chief of Staff in the Civil War, was found with ‘papers of peace in his pocket’ when he was shot and died ‘the same day that the Good Friday Agreement would be signed 75 years later.’ “I believe it’s important to remember and commemorate those who fought and died for Irish freedom; for a democratic, equal and united Ireland. As Liadh rightly said today, Brexit has ‘highlighted the undemocratic and counter-productive nature of partition.’ It’s important for everyone to plan for Irish re-unification. It’s a job for us all, not just for those in Sinn Féín to build a new, inclusive Ireland, free from cronyism and corruption. An Ireland free from prejudice and sectarianism with equal opportunities for all. As Liadh so eloquently described;

‘Ours is the vision of Tone and Emmett, Connolly and Pearse, of Bobby Sands, Mairead Farrell, Liam Lynch and Martin McGuinness.’ “I agree with Liadh that a united Ireland without borders and barriers to trade will deliver economically for all. We all have a part to play in bringing this about and as Liadh said, playing our part is ‘not only the greatest tribute you can pay to Liam Lynch but the first step on you recognising your own potential for making a difference. The power for change lies in the hands of the people. Let’s grasp it!’ “Liadh’s words are truly inspiring and the whole event served not only as a tribute to those gone before, but as a reminder of our own power to help make a better Ireland for all,” concluded Louise.

West Waterford Sinn Féín members with Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada last Sunday at the Liam Lynch Monument for the 2018 Commemoration; From left: Martin Coffey, Liadh Ni Riada, Maírtín Ó'Domhnaill and Louise Brierley.

Telecommunications infrastructure provider seeks new mast A TELECOMMUNICATIONS infrastructure provider has sought permission to erect a new communications mast at Kill, County Waterford. Cignal Infrastructure Ltd., sought permission to construct a 36 metre high mult-user lat-

tice telecommunications structure, carrying antenna and dishes enclosed in a 2.4 metre high palisade fence compound including new access track together with associated ground equipment cabinets and associated site works in the townland

of Bog, near Kill, County Waterford. (Council reference: 18472). Any submissions by the public are due by 15th August, 2018 and Waterford Council will then make a decision on the application by 5th September, 2018.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



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Broadband in further trouble THOSE who are involved in business or who have the task of promoting job creation, are encountering a common set-back, the absence of modern high-speed broadband for the use of new and established businesses. The use of broadband and the necessity for it, are now the equivalent of the requirement of a telephone fifty years ago. The problem in Ireland is that while it has been promised for the last five years, the required broadband has not materialised. Neither has a contract been signed for the provision of this national requirement and various bodies and interest groups are pointing the finger at the Government and the Minister responsible for its provision. Minister of State, Sean Kyne is insisting that it is still a government priority and that they are working on it. However, the second last survivor of the recruitment process for installing the system nationally, SSE withdrew last week leaving the field open to Enet, the sole survivor so far. For whatever reason, and the people have not been told why, the tender companies are falling like flies leaving only one company surviving. There is no doubt that, leaving the extreme political rhetoric aside, the completion of the provision of this vital business asset is seriously at risk. Why all of the companies bar one who entered the process several years ago have now withdrawn is not immediately clear and the exiting companies are not giving any comprehensive explanations either. Businesses, especially small businesses, are hurting greatly in the absence of this service. Sending a single

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

INCORP. MUNSTER INDUSTRIAL ADVOCATE Serving the community of County Waterford for over a century 1912–2018 document which should happen in seconds seems interminably long when depending on the landline or the older systems to accomplish this simple process. The absence of this vital business tool is a major drawback to competitiveness which is a vital element of successful business. The Department of Communications said this week that it is on the brink of appointing a company to implement the National Broadband System, but those businesses which have been clinging on for dear life on the basis of Government promises, are losing heart and losing faith rapidly. While the Department of Communications said it is in the final process of appointing a company to implement the plan, opposition parties are sceptical and call for some tangible evidence or proof that the government is actively promoting this essential method of communication. Perhaps the people of this country are lucky that he e-net consortium has reaffirmed its commitment to the National Broadband Plan and those who depend on this resource are fervently praying that they too will not quit the arena. When a final decision has been made by the Government, one which will not be likely to be abandoned.

THE drought has broken at last and even the most die-hard fans of sunshine and fine weather, know that we needed every drop of that blessed rain – and more - which fell at the end of last week and at the weekend. Gardeners sighed a sigh of relief as what is left of their summer bedding perked up and gave signs of coming through the water crisis relatively unscathed. Not everyone did however, as the planting on the approaches along the N25 will attest. The loudest and longest sigh which could be heard across the country, was that which came from the farming community who saw deep difficulty, if not outright crisis, stare them in the face. There are still some animals grazing in fields which might increase a little if the occasional rain continues, but the green coming back into the fields, lawns and public places does not necessarily signal the end of the crisis for them. As a result of the water difficulties, there may, however, be a better perception among the public of the ongoing, and not always visible, difficulties that farmers face continually. The three extreme weather events which we suffered in little more than a year, Storm Ophelia, the snows of March and the everincreasing shortage of water over the last two months has managed to draw the precarious nature of farming to the public consciousness and remind us all that the prospect of climate change hangs over the planet, with the possibility that we have experienced the first signs that it has arrived. However, it is still too early to make definitive statements on the matter – and the experts are not – but we should take it as a timely warning of just what might be in store in years or decades to come.

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Local members of Royal British Legion to represent Waterford in Belgium Terry Rogers and Pat Power will travel to Europe for Royal British Legion’s Great Pilgrimage 90 (5th - 9th August) MEMBERS of the Waterford Branch of the Royal British Legion are to join thousands on a pilgrimage of Remembrance to World War One battlefield that culminates in a parade and ceremony in Ypres as part of the end of the First World War centenary commemorations this August. The Royal British Legion event, known as Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90), takes place between the 5th and 9th August and will be one of the largest in the charity’s history. GP90 will mark 90 years since the original Royal British Legion Pilgrimage in 1928, which saw 11,000 World War One veterans and war widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium, a decade after the conflict ended. That Pilgrimage culminated in a march through Ypres to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s Menin Gate Memorial for a ceremony to

commemorate the launch of The Hundred Days Offensive and in remembrance of those who never returned. Local Legion members,Terry Rogers and Pat Power will represent the Waterford Branch and the local community at the event, as Standard Bearer and wreath layer respectively. Terry and Pat will tour some of the same battlefields and cemeteries visited by those on the 1928 Pilgrimage, before marching along the original route through Ypres, to the Menin Gate on the 8th August, bearing their branch standard and a wreath. They will join more than 2,200 other Legion representatives and dignitaries, including Civic and military guests from the UK, Commonwealth and Northern Europe who are taking part. Once at the Menin Gate, Pat will lay a wreath on behalf of the Waterford community with

a message from the Mayor of Waterford City and County on behalf of the people of Waterford. Ann Hendy of the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion, comments: “Great Pilgrimage 90 is a unique opportunity for the Legion community to come together and bear our Standards along the same route in Ypres taken 90 years earlier by the veterans and widows of the First World War. The Waterford Branch looks forward to proudly representing Waterford at the event”. As local champions of Remembrance, the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion is looking to work in partnership with their community to bring their unique Remembrance message to the Menin Gate, on their wreath, where it will be displayed in a wreath installation for viewing by the general public until the end of August.

Fundraising walk to help purchase new graveyard at Kilgobinet KILGOBINET Graveyard Development Committee is organising a fundraising walk this Sunday, 5th August at 1.30 p.m. to help fund the purchase of a plot of land adjacent to Kilgobinet Church to develop a new graveyard. The old graveyard was the only burial ground for Kilgobinet up until the 1970s. Then the present graveyard was purchased, developed and opened. Now, over 40 years later, with the population of the area expanding, new homes and new families, the graveyard is almost full to capacity. The fundraising walk will start from the Kilgobinet Sports Centre in Bohadoon, with two routes, 3km and 5km. Refreshments will be served after the walk. All sponsorship cards to mbe returned on the day. Donations can also be made on the day of the walk. Everyone is most welcome, so please come along on this Bank Holiday Sunday, stick on the runners (or walking shoes!) take in the fresh air, enjoy the scenery and support a worthy cause. The present church in Kilgobinet was built by Fr James McCann, Parish Priest, in 1825, but for centuries there have been many churches on the site, the church is dedicated to St Gobnait, (Abigail), a 5th - 6th century Irish Saint. She was a

contemporary of Saint Brigid. It was Saint Gobnait who founded the first church on the site. For centuries, people have laid their loved ones to rest on the hill in Kilgobinet, indeed some of the tombstones in the old graveyard

date to the 1700s, also there are many small stones, from local homes and fields, perhaps, marking where our ancestors marked where their loved ones lie, no names or dates, just a plain stone to mark a family grave.

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Visitors’ perceptions of value for money has dropped, Council told Worrying trend in tourism industry as visitors’ perceptions of satisfaction also drops PERCEPTIONS by international visitors to Ireland in relation to value for money and levels of satisfaction have dropped by at least ten points, a worrying trend for the Tourism Industry, the July Plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council was told. Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Programmes for Ireland’s Ancient East, Jenny De Saulles, accompanied by Mary Houlihan, Programme Manager at Fáilte Ireland, delivered a presentation to Waterford Council at its July monthly meeting held in Dungarvan. Ms. De Saulles spoke about what Fáilte Ireland are doing in terms of Waterford’s tourism industry. She said that tourism is growing and overseas visitors are up by three percent to over 9m visitors in 2017 compared with 2016; while tourism spend is also up by four percent to €7.1bn. Ms. De Saulles said the number of visitors from mainland Europe is holding at 36 percent, while visitors from North America and ‘rest of the world’ are growing and visitors from Britain was 21 percent of the market in 2017. EMPLOYMENT Employment in the tourism sector is up 10,000 in 2017. The tourism industry employs over 235,000 people and is a significant employer in Ireland, delivering €7.1bn in expenditure and €1.7bn in exchequer revenue. Every €1m of tourists’ expenditure helps to support 27 tourism jobs. WATERFORD In relation to Waterford, overseas visitors from Britain in 2017 was 36 percent. Ms. De Saulles said Waterford is doing well and in 2017 there were 327,000 international visitors to Waterford, generating an estimated €58m. But she warned of a reliance on the British visitor market, describing it as “something of a concern” particularly in light of ‘Brexit’. While she said it wasn’t necessarily Brexit which is causing a problem, it was more the currency exchange rate. “When Brexit was announced, Ireland became 25 percent more expensive for the British visitor,” she pointed out. “So, having 36 percent of our revenue for Waterford dependent on the British market is a challenge,” Ms. De Saulles said. In relation to the ‘small grant scheme’ operated by Fáilte Ireland,Waterford has three projects approved as part of that scheme, to receive funding over the next 18 months - the

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore; Lismore Heritage Centre; and Bishop’s Palace. ANCIENT EAST Responding to a question from Cllr. Davy Daniels about the Ancient East project, Ms. De Saulles said the government is committed to funding it. “We have €30m invested to date and we’ve already got a commitment for €37.9m for the next three years, so there is real commitment to funding,” she said. OVERNIGHT STAYS AND COST OF HOTELS Cllr. John O’Leary asked how Fáilte Ireland compiles data on visitors who stay overnight. He said hotel prices have soared in recent times and visitors can’t seem to get a hotel room at a decent or reasonable price. Ms. De Saulles replied that Fáilte Ireland needs data from hotels in order to determine how long visitors spend in the country, but she said the response from hotels “has been quite poor” and while Fáilte Ireland has a certain amount of knowledge, “we don’t have the level of information we’d like”. “We are actively working with the accommodation industry to really understand who is coming in, when they are coming in and

Cllr. John O’Leary said hotel prices have soared in recent times and visitors can’t seem to get a hotel room at a decent or reasonable price. how long they are staying.We do get a certain amount of information from the CSO, but it is not the level of detail we’d want,” Ms. De Saulles said. She said Cllr. O’Leary “makes a valid point” in regards to the cost of hotels. “It is something we are very concerned about,” she said before going on to quote a survey carried out last year which revealed that international visitors’ perception of value for money has dropped by ten points; along with levels of satisfaction also dropping by ten points. Ms. De Saulles continued that Waterford “doesn’t have a capacity issue” in regards to beds. But she cautioned that Waterford shouldn’t become complacent and there is scope to do more with regards to diversifying the range accommodation available. Cllr. Mary Roche asked about Mount Congreve and its potential. Ms. De Saulles agreed that Mount Congreve is “a phenomenal opportunity” and Fáilte Ireland is working with Waterford Council to develop

the visitor experience. ROOF TRAMORE Cllr. John Hearne suggested that Tramore should be ‘roofed’ which would extend the tourist season into October, using Blackpool as an example. “On a wet day, if it was roofed, it would hold its own weight into October and would be a place to go if the weather is bad,” Cllr. Hearne said. Ms. De Saulles replied that it would be better to examine how to improve ‘things to do’ in offseason time rather than making significant investments. ANGLING Cllr. Hearne also pointed out that Ireland’s angling and fishing is the stuff “they dream about” in Britain. “Fishing is the most participation sport in Britain, and we have the best of fishing. But, we don’t promote it,” Cllr. Hearne said. COASTAL WALKS He said Ireland should also “bite the bullet” in regards to coastal walks and rather than piece meal, construct national walkways around the coastline like they do in England. “In England they do it very well, they take a metre-in from everyone and build their national walkways,” he said. LOCAL COMMUNITIES He also suggested that local communities should get involved in hospitality, such as co-ops to operate hostelries. “It could draw in tourism that way. There are a lot of younger people who wouldn’t have the money to be going to hotels because they are getting very expensive,” Cllr. Hearne said. “It would also bring a bit of work into local communities where they don’t have it so good at the moment,” he added. Ms. De Saulles said Fáilte Ireland lost significant resources and people eight years ago, including product development in terms of walking, cycling and angling. But, she pointed out that Fáilte Ireland has just begun to reinstate its teams, and there is a focus on walking and cycling. She said one of the biggest challenges is why would visitors stay in Waterford for a night. “What are the range of things to do here at night and it’s no good saying we have restaurants and pubs - so has everyone else,” she said. “It could be something as simple as traditional Irish music in the village hall. We wholeheartedly support the idea of getting communities involved and activities which would get the visitor to stay longer.”

CRUISELINE VISITS Cllr. Jim Griffin asked if Councillors should be lobbying TDs to make Dunmore East a deep water port, considering the number of cruiseliners which visit during the year. He said those cruiseline visitors want that local experience such as traditional Irish music. Ms. De Saulles said she wasn’t sure if it warranted the development of another deep water harbour, pointing out that many cruiseliners don’t require deep water, as they are smaller ships. She said there is an opportunity in relation to providing an intimate experience for cruiseline visitors and said it is definitely something that should be worked on. CREADAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT Cllr. Griffin also highlighted “a very exciting” archaeological project at Creadan, near Woodstown Beach which he said

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Council honours Scoutmaster, Jack McCarthy LAST Saturday evening in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, the Mayor of County Waterford, Cllr. Dec Doocey was joined by fellow Council Members Damien Geoghegan and Siobhán Whelan, as well as many former Scouts to honour the founding Scoutmaster of the 11th Waterford Troop, CBSI, Jack McCarthy on the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Troop. The first investiture took place on Thursday, 25th July, 1968 during the 7:30 pm Mass when 35 new Scouts were enrolled. Many of those present in the Chamber had been members of that first troop who had practised discipline, skills and loyalty, as well as having a great deal of fun and enjoyment in their Den and on annual camp. With Jack McCarthy were his wife Breda, sons Ronan and Garvan and their families as well as Jack’s brother, Fr. Pat McCarthy a member of the Augustinian Order. Addressing the happy gathering, the Mayor recalled that it was on the 27th March 1968 that parents and boys were invited to the CBS to discuss the idea of forming a Scout Troop under Scoutmaster Jack McCarthy, Jack was a teacher at the local CBS Primary School where all the boys attended for formal education. “With a very positive reaction, “ continued the Mayor, “the first meeting of the troop took place on May 2nd 1968 and six days later the National Executive Board of CBSI

met at its headquarters in 19 Herbert Place Dublin and granted the Dungarvan Troop its charter. The troop was formally announced as the 11th Waterford. The Mayor also recalled that the first public outing of the troop was to the White Strand, Abbeyside on 13th June 1968. Other local locations including Cruachán, Ardmore and Colligan were visited and enjoyed by the fledgling troop. “Their first taste of Annual Camp was when eleven of the troop attended with 4th Waterford, St. Josephs, Abbeyside in Courtown Co. Wexford,” he said, “For the next year numbers grew, further investitures took place, Scout Concerts, Charity Walks, Bob-a-Jobs followed and a hard working Parents Committee raised the funds to buy the necessary equipment. “The 11th Waterford were the envy of other troops and July 1969 saw them camp in beautiful Aughrim, Co. Wicklow, where the boys thoroughly enjoyed their scouting experience. For some, it was the beginning of some of the happiest days of their lives, all due to the vision of their Scoutmaster Jack McCarthy. They are here this evening to honour and thank Jack for the memories which lit up their tender years and which provided a code of conduct which greatly assisted all of them on life’s journey.” Cllr. Damien Geoghegan said that it was a great honour for him to be present to pay tribute to Jack McCarthy whose contribution to the community has been an enor-

Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council is pleased to extend the gratitude and appreciation of the people of Dungarvan with a Special Presentation to Jack McCarthy, for 50 Years of Service to Scouting in Dungarvan. Front row left to right Breda McCarthy, Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Jack McCarthy, Cllr. Siobhán Whelan and Cllr, Damien Geoghegan. Back row left to right: Cormac Dwyer, Eadaoin Healy, David Kiely, Fr. Pat McCarthy, John O’Mahony, Nicola Lenehan-Murtagh and Frank O’Brien. [Pat Crowley] mous one through his teaching at the Christian Brothers School and his work as first Scoutmaster of the re-formed Dungarvan Scout Troop. “Not alone were you synonymous with Scouting in Dungarvan,” he told the honoree, “as a schoolteacher in Dungarvan CBS, you were one of the most respected and regarded teachers in Dungarvan. “Some people may not look back on their school years with happy memories,” he continued, “but any-

one who had Jack McCarthy as a school teacher will look back with fond memories. That is a great testament to Jack as a person, as a schoolteacher and as Scoutmaster as well.” “This reception is an honour which is not bestowed very often,” he continued, “We have had sportspeople in here who have had great achievements to their credit, but it gives me great pleasure to be part of this ceremony here today.

Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Warerford City and County Council is pleased to extend the gratitude and appreciation of the people of Dungarvan with a Special Presentation to Jack McCarthy, for 50 Years of Service to Scouting in Dungarvan. Pictured front row left to right: Mia and Breda McCarthy, Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Jack McCarthy, Garvan McCarthy and Shea. Back row left to right: Ronan McCarthy, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Cllr. Siobhán Whelan, Fr. Pat McCarthy, Jackson McCarthy, Luana Asiata and Fiona McCarthy. [Pat Crowley]

Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council is pleased to extend the gratitude and appreciation of the People of Dungarvan with a special Presentation to Jack McCarthy, for 50 Years of Service to Scouting in Dungarvan. Pictured from left to right are Breda McCarthy, Rita Doocey, Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Jack McCarthy, Cllr. Siobhán Whelan and Cllr. Damien Geoghegan. [Pat Crowley]

When we consider what Jack McCarthy has given back to the community in his various roles, this is an honour that is thoroughly deserved.” Cllr. Siobhán Whelan said that while she had never met Jack, she was assured by those who know him well, that he is a quiet, gentle and dedicated man who had founded the 11th Waterford Scout Troop in Dungarvan. “The Troop has a very strong membership in excess of a hundred Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers,” she said, “and they are presently away at Camp and, I have no doubt, having a great time too. I wish Jack and Breda and their family many more happy years together and thank him for his service to Dungarvan’s youth.” Speaking on behalf of the former scouts who knew, revered and respected their Scoutmaster, David Kiely, speaking as Gaeilge and in English, paid handsome tribute to his former Scoutmaster and teaching colleague. “I am proud to be here to thank and honour our former teacher and Scoutmaster Jack McCarthy who has left an indelible mark on each and every one of us,” he said. “A man of exemplary character, first rate ability and who possessed organisational skills from the top drawer. We, as a group, were most fortunate to have Jack as a leader in the Scouting movement during our tender and impressionable years. “Dungarvan in the late 60s was a far cry from the Old Boro of today. It was an era of simplicity, when boys began their schooling at the local convents, continued their formal education at the CBS in Primary and Secondary. Leisure time was confined to Quanns, the location of the modern Sports Complex, where games of football were ongoing and enjoyable. People had little and were easily pleased,” he said. “Now a new pastime, Scouting, pitching of tents, hikes and annual camp emerged. It was unreal, new friends, camaraderie and the bonds of friendship that last a lifetime. It brought a code of discipline to our lives which has stood to us all. Everybody has a life story to relate and I have no doubt that the chapters relating to our Scouting years saw us enjoy some of the happiest, carefree years of our lives. For these

experiences we owe Jack a debt that cannot be repaid. He was our guiding inspiration, motivator and friend. The Mayor then presented Jack with a suitably inscribed scroll acknowledging his achievements and the Council’s thanks. In reply, Jack McCarthy thanked the Council for bestowing ‘this great honour’ on him. “I look on it as a very personal honour,” he said, “and in accepting it, I do so on behalf of many of the people who are sitting here in front of us. They have put tremendous work into Dungarvan Scouts in the last 20 years. My contribution to the scouts was for about 10 years after the foundation of the 11th Waterford. Much has happened also in the last 40 years when I was not part of the local organisation. I thank the council for raising funds and for starting up the scouts in the town. Jack recalled his birth in Western Terrace; his years in the CBS prior primary and secondary schools and his teaching there as well. “I probably have the record since the brothers came to a town in 1807, of going in and out that gate more than anyone else.” He recalled that his father was a member of the Urban District Council in Dungarvan, who served for many years along with Tom Kyne and others. He was very interested in the rights of workers and was a great union man. ”Scouting is the greatest youth education in this country,” he said. “catering for all ages through its various levels and many people here have given endless hours to it. Each section has to have its own leaders and recreation and it’s own programme of training. Scouting is an organisation based on fun, games, adventure and friendship, all wonderful ideals. It also has a code to build up characters an essential element in life. It also aims to build up moral values which is not an easy task. Jack also spoke of his years as a teacher and the satisfaction he got from working with his fellow teachers and the Christian Brothers Concluding, Jack thanked the Mayor and Council Members for the honour which they had bestrode on him of which he felt extremely proud both for himself and for his family.


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Irish riders win big at Camphire International Horse Trials as Cathal Daniels and Padraig McCarthy come out on top

IRISH Eventing riders have claimed victory in the two biggest competitions on offer at last weekend’s Camphire International Horse Trials in Co. Waterford. Galway’s Cathal Daniels climbed from overnight second to win the Sema Lease CCI3* with Sammy Davis Junior (ISH). Daniels finished with 4 penalties in the final Show Jumping phase and when leader, New Zealand’s Tim Price, had two fences down with Ascona M, Daniels would take the winners trophy while James O’Haire also filled fifth place for Ireland with China Doll. Irish riders dominated the final standings in the Cahervillahow CIC3*, with Tipperary’s Padraig McCarthy leading from start to finish to claim victory. McCarthy and the 13-year-old gelding Mr Chunky, finished on a final score of 27.2

after adding just 0.4 time penalties Cross Country to their Dressage score of 26.8. Irish riders filled all of the top three places on the podium with Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound (ISH) finishing second on 27.4, while Ciaran Glynn took third place with November Light (ISH) (TIH). Aidan Keogh also finished strongly, taking fifth with Master Tredstep and sixth with Pride of Tredstep. Horse Sport Ireland Eventing Team Manager Sally Corscadden said: “This was a great weekend and brilliant for Team Ireland to win both three-star classes at Camphire against top international competition. Our riders produced very professional performances which gives us great confidence in our preparations for the World Equestrian Games. I have to thank the organisers for

Kazuma Tomoto, JPN, on ‘Bernadette Utopia’ clears the ‘Legacy Cider’ Fence in the CIC3* Competition. [Dan McGrath]

Jessica O’Driscoll, IRE, & TS Jamaimo tackle the water complex in the GAIN [Dan McGrath] Equine Nutrition 2* competition at Camphire.

Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials CCI 3* presentation – Cathal Daniels, IRE, & ‘Sammy Davis Junior’ receives the trophy from Richard Ames, Sema Lease, after his victory in the CCI3* at Camphire, included are Paul Brady and Alan Brady, event organisers. [Dan McGrath] producing such good courses with great ground conditions in both the Cross Country and Show Jumping and the landowners and sponsors for putting on such a high class competition.” HSI CEO Ronan Murphy added, “This was another great result for our Eventing riders to win the two biggest competitions on offer at Camphire and another boost for all involved in our High Performance Programme as we get closer to the World Equestrian Games.” The Castleacre CCI2* saw Emily Corbett finish best of the Irish in third with Leapfrog, while Cameron Kiernan Jnr. finished fifth in the Eventing Ireland CCI1*. The GAIN Equine Nutrition CIC2* saw victory going to New Zealand’s Kevin McNab with Willunga, just ahead of Galway’s Cathal Daniels and LEB Lias Jewel in second. Irish riders filled the top two places in the Waterford County Council CIC1*, with victory going to Michael Ryan and TR Kaygraff ahead of Sarah Ennis in second with Grantstown Jackson. The Horse Sport Ireland CICYH1* for 6-year-olds was won by Britain’s Jodie Amos with Carsonstown Do It Tomorrow. The HSI Masterclass for 5-yearolds was won by Emma Jackson with Drumnaconnell Opium Lux, while she also claimed the HSI Masterclass for 4-year-olds with A Pennyforluck. Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian Equiline – Official athlete clothing supplier of Team Ireland Equestrian.

Sema Lease Camphire International Horse Trials & Country Fiar 2018 – Waterford City & County Council CIC1* Competition. From left right: Sarah Ennis, Ire; 2nd, Michael Ryan, Ire; 1st, JP Sheffield, GBR; 3rd and Alan Brady, Event Organiser. [Dan McGrath]

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Historic Youghal Church gets grant aid boost By Christy Parker SAINT Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal has been awarded grant aid of €186,000 by Fáilte Ireland. The money has been provided under the tourism body’s Storytelling Interpretation scheme and being 25% matched by Cork County Council. St Mary’s, which has strong historical west Waterford connections through such figures as the Boyle family and Walter Raleigh, lies close to the medieval town walls and is the

oldest church in Ireland with continuous worship. Trusses from the building’s nave roof have been carbon dated to the late 12th century but its origins lay back as far as the 8th century. The Church of Ireland property is owned and managed by the local authority church and the grant will enable it to interpret the histories and stories from the Ancient East attraction through a variety of interpretative media. “The money will help purchase handheld & earphone guides sets which will be provided in various languages and enable

visitors to learn the story of church as they walk through it”, says Youghal SocioEconomic Development manager Aileen Murray whose group manages the church. The grant will also facilitate the establishment of a stand-alone ‘new media’ innovation that will focus on the various aspects of the church, such as its history, associated personalities, architecture, etc. This may take the form of a touch screen or hologram installation. “That part of the project will be going out to tender in the coming weeks”, Aileen informs. The grant can be drawn down next June.


TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS SECTION 75 ROADS ACT 1993 Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 21st August to 14th September 2018 to facilitate Water main Rehabilitation Works: Road to be Closed: • L5122 Castlereagh, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford Diversion Route: • Via L1046 Graignagower, Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on 7th August 2018. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services Roads, Water and Environment

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Permission sought for 72 solar panels near Kilmeaden AN application for permission has been sought to install 72 ground mounted solar panels on farmland near Kilmeaden. David and Padraig Foran have sought permission from Waterford City and County Council to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable electricity generating system on their farm at Loughdeheen, Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Sinead Suipeal and Margaret Lenane. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Mary Creed and Cordelia Burke. [Dan McGrath]

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 2001 – PART 19 & Section 199(1) WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT 1996,– SECTION 35 (1) DRAFT BYE-LAWS FOR THE SEGREGATION, STORAGE AND PRESENTATION OF HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL WASTE Notice is hereby given that Waterford City & County Council proposes to make new Bye-Laws, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2001 and the Waste Management Act 1996, to regulate and control the Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste within its functional area. It is proposed to make provision in the bye-laws for the imposition of a fixed payment of €75 in respect of a contravention of a bye-law as an alternative to a prosecution, as provided for in Section 206 of the Local Government Act 2001. These bye-laws repeal the Waterford City Council (Storage, Presentation and Segregation for the purpose of and in the course of the Collection of Household Waste) Bye-Laws 2008. The Draft Bye-Laws will be available for public inspection on the Waterford City & County Council website and are also available for public inspection, free of charge, at the Waterford City and County Council Offices, in Baileys New Street, Waterford and in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford during normal office hours (daily from 9.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank & Public Holidays) from Monday 30th July, 2018 until Tuesday 18th September, 2018. A copy of the Draft Bye-Laws will be given free of charge to any person applying for it at these offices. Waterford City & County Council will consider any submissions made in relation to the draft Bye Laws. Submissions can be made, in writing before 4pm on Wednesday 26th September, 2018 to the Environment Department, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford or by email to Submissions should state the name, address and where relevant, the body represented. All comments submitted, including the names and addresses of those making the comments, will form a report to be presented to Waterford City & County Council, and will form part of a public document. Mr. F. Galvin, Director of Services, Roads, Water & Environment, Waterford City & County Council

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available are systems that improve night visibility. Amongst its innovative ecofriendly features is EQ Boost which helps reduce fuel consumption and deliver extra power when accelerating or when operating at low speeds. Arriving next year will be a plug-in diesel hybrid that combines a new generation diesel and a latest-generation 9-speed hybrid transmission to deliver additional electric power, added torque, and an intended range of around 50kms on electric power alone. Other tech goodies include a control that contributes to driver relaxation and wellbeing by linking all of the comfort systems, an anti-theft alarm system that can record instances when parking damage is caused by another vehicle, and a futuristic ‘near field communications’ feature that allows owners to convert their mobiles into a vehicle key to control functions remotely.

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Older cars with NCTs being refused insurance “IT’S not on and not fair that insurance companies can refuse to insure roadworthy cars that have passed their NCT just because of their age,” said the Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford, Mary Butler. “Over the past number of weeks, my office has received a number of complaints from people who have been turned down for insurance by their insurers on the sole basis that the car is old. “If a car has passed its NCT, and is deemed to be roadworthy, I can see no reason why an insurer would refuse to insure the vehicle. This is an issue that is causing real anxiety and worry for motorists who own older cars. “In particular, this is a major concern for older people and for students who cannot afford to buy a new vehicle. “This is an issue that affects thousands of people in Waterford. This year there are 139,000 people who own cars older than 10 years. Three years previous, that figure stood at 44,300.There

are many people who simply cannot afford to replace their car for a newer model, while others choose not to because their car is running fine. “If insurance isn’t made available to these motorists, we face the very real risk of an increased number of uninsured cars on our roads. This will have major implications for the overall cost of insurance for all premiums. “Fianna Fáil has been to the fore in calling for a fairer deal for insurance customers and it was as a result of pressure from my party that the Government set up the Cost of Insurance Working Group in 2016. While some of the recommendations have been implemented, many have not. “Fianna Fáil has published two bills in the last month alone to address the rising cost of motor insurance. One bill will ensure that those who make fraudulent claims face legal action and the other will ensure that less claims make it to the courts where the process is incredibly costly and which can lead to increased premiums,” concluded Butler.

CITROËN has been honoured at the 2018 Auto Express New Car Awards, winning two more top accolades. In one of the most competitive market segments, New C3 Aircross stood out as ‘Small SUV of the Year’, while the Grand C4 SpaceTourer took its fifth consecutive ‘MPV of the Year’ title. The prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards 2018 have been announced, including two significant wins for the Citroën brand. New Citroën C3 Aircross scooped the coveted ‘Small SUV of the Year’ title, adding yet another victory to the long list of awards for the comfortable and colourful compact SUV. New C3 Aircross was praised by the Auto Express jury for its unique personality, spaciousness and affordable pricing. Continuing the celebrations, Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer (formerly known as Grand C4 Picasso), was recognised for the fifth year in a row as ‘MPV of the Year’. Auto Express highlighted the 7-seat Citroën’s class-leading practicality, strong design, character and levels of comfort. The Auto Express New Car Awards recognise the best new cars on sale today,

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.

Citroën n celebrates another successful year at Auto Express New Car Awards 2018 with double win with every single model being analysed according to specific criteria. This year, Citroën vehicles were shortlisted in four categories with two of them securing a win. The rigorous testing of each shortlisted model ensures that only the very best top each list, making Citroën’s double win truly gratifying for everyone that works for the brand. Auto Express Editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, commented; “Citroën didn’t shy away from doing something different with the launch of its latest small SUV. The New C3 Aircross looks unlike anything else on sale in this segment. Its bold styling and vibrant interior mean it’s a real head-turner. “With a soft ride, the New C3 Aircross has a genuine link to Citroëns of the past, and just like some of the brand’s most iconic models, this car offers plenty of individuality and comfort at a tempting price. It’s affordable to buy and run, and there’s plenty of room for people and luggage. This is an example of why the Citroën takes victory in its class: it focuses on the parts of the driving experience that really matter to buyers.” Referring to Grand C4 SpaceTourer, Steve Fowler commented; “If you’re after

Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Auto Express New Car Awards.

the cheapest way of transporting seven people and their belongings, there’s still no contest: you need a conventional MPV – and there’s no better model than the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer. “Despite a recent name change, it is our top MPV choice. That’s because it excels everywhere an MPV should: it’s family friendly, versatile and has enough space for everyone to stretch out in, even those in the third row of seats. The interior has been thoughtfully designed and Apple CarPlay, WiFi hotspot capability and a power tailgate are now available to ensure the C4 SpaceTourer integrates with your life seamlessly.Yet despite all this, it’s cheap to run whether you choose a petrol or diesel engine, meaning the C4 SpaceTourer is an MPV that has everything.” The annual Auto Express New Car Awards celebrate everything from city cars to performance models – petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric powertrains alike. For all of the judges’ comments and a full list of winners, please go to For more information on the Citroën range log onto

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Councillors and officials impressed with evolving library services FROM FRONT PAGE There were 17m visits annually to libraries nationwide, she continued, with Waterford accounting for over 500,000 of them while libraries have over 12m books and online resources to draw upon. All this is contained in what is now a totally free service to the public. It’s a service that continuously evolves, with a delivery system that now enables a book borrowed in Dungarvan to be returned in Donegal. Any book can be provided within a week of being ordered and soon there will no fines imposed for late returns. The speaker said libraries operated through three major programmes. One of them was the right to read. Secondly, there was the a programme aimed at improving work matters, which translated as services for small businesses and start-up ventures as well as for people seeking to change employment or looking to begin employment. “We are finding that people with limited resources are beginning to realise that libraries have both online services and physical spaces that they can use for meetings, information gathering, etc.,” said Ms. Cantwell. Well trained staff are on hand to assist with all aspects of the scheme, while libraries are also becoming accessible out of hours. The third embedded aspect is the Healthy Ireland programme, which accounts for every branch having at least 46 titles relating to health and welfare. NEW NATIONAL STRATEGY The new five-year strategy is a joint initiative of the Department of Rural and Community Development, the County and City Management Association (CCMA) and the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA). It marks “a pivotal time” for libraries, said Ms Cantwell as they sought to become “more accessible, inter-friendly and diverse” in their delivery. The speaker explained that the strategy’s development came about through consultation with public focus groups attracting over 300 responses while four big public library staff workshops saw over 100 library staff attending each of them. There were a further three regional workshops with elected members and three workshops with public library management and local authority senior managers. Ms Cantwell said “every strategy has a vision that needs to be broadened and enabled” and the key to a service that aspires to be a meeting place, widely accessible and with a wide range of resources and services, will also focus on leading edge digital technology.

“That’s the next phase in libraries”, she predicted. She said digital literacy was about “empowering people around their digital knowledge” and was crucial because some people –over 60’s for examplemight feel left behind through not having knowledge on a par with younger generations. Libraries could counter this through resources, seminars, tutorials and workshops. The librarian identified “trust and integrity” as intrinsic to the strategy, because libraries must remain “a trusted brand” and retain a democratic responsibility to be inclusive. Reflecting on the need to be “innovative and flexible”, she noted that in recent years DVDs and reference books fell out of fashion but the library could still supply these things online. Ms Cantwell told the meeting that the strategy sought to grow membership by up to 30% over the next five years. Towards that ambition vital funding was being provided and infrastructural investment, through “strengthened relationships with key local and national partners” was being pursued. Aware of the need to market libraries, the librarian said there were “plans for a big national campaign around the time we implement the removal of fines.” OPEN LATE In regard to the ‘My Open Library’ initiative, Ms Cantwell said the service was poised to commence in Dungarvan “as soon as we get go ahead nationally.” It will mean “complete access to the library from 8 am to 10 pm”, with staff vacating the premises after normal trading hours. Such has been the success of the project in Tullamore, she added, that there were people in the library on Christmas Day! Neither had the initiative brought the scourge of anti-social behaviour appeared, as had been feared. Ms Cantwell concluded her presentation by reminding her audience that libraries would be looking towards them come budget discussion time as a book funding target of €4 per head of population is being set. At the moment in Waterford the rate stands at just under €2 per head. The rise is needed to bring libraries up to the new high standards. Amidst the favourable comments from councillors, cathaoirleach John Pratt said it was important that the trend towards ‘open library’ hours did not result in staff reductions. Ms Cantwell said the service would be “very conscious” to monitor that to have a commitment from the minister that no staff reductions would ensue. Details on



Proposed Lismore housing development appealed THE proposed completion of up to seven houses in Lismore has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Dromana Developments Ltd., is seeking to complete seven dwellings comprising of six two-storey semi-detached houses and one single storey detached house as originally granted under planning reference 041943. The company also sought permission for 12 new storey-and-a-half / two storey houses

comprising of ten semi-detached and two detached houses, associated infrastructure and associated site works at Railway Gardens, Station Road, Townspark East, Lismore. The planning application (planning reference: 17837) received a large number of submissions and objections from the public. Further information was sought by Waterford Council, which was received

in May, 2018. Waterford Council subsequently granted conditional permission for the development in June, 2018. The decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanála on 26th June, last by local resident Pat Gibney. (Board reference: 301926). The Board is expected to make a decision on the appeal within 18 weeks.







Meet the people who make Food & Drink the Waterford Way – their place, their history, their community, their stories

John McGrath McGrath’s Butchers IN the words of John McGrath - son of Michael - of McGrath’s Butchers “the family butchers came to Lismore in the 1890s…so we’re not here that long”. Before that, the family were in Cappoquin, in a butchers that traded until the late 1920s - that’s a long and proud history of McGrath’s Butchers, a name which, unsurprisingly is synonymous with quality food and quality service. In fact, John tells us that the McGraths have been doing food the Waterford Way for well over 400 years. “We can trace the family trade right back to the 1600s - in the Nire area - which is where we would have come from originally,” John McGrath said. “There probably isn’t too many family businesses around that can say that.” McGrath’s are famous for a lot of things, but their beef, which they rear themselves on their own farm just outside of Lismore - is legendary. They even have their own abattoir at the back of the shop, where the animals are processed humanely and with consideration and care. With the power of a family dynasty behind them, the McGraths are meat experts. Their Angus beef, for instance, gets at least 28 days to tenderise and develop that intense flavour that we all know and love. As John says himself, “It’s better because it’s made with love and attention”. McGrath’s Butchers hasn’t actually changed much down the years and you can still see the original meat racks and hooks behind the counter where meat was hung long before the introduction of refrigerators. A visit to McGraths will present you with traditional cuts of beef like 'housewive's choice', brisket, rolled rib and topside, palest pink new season lamb shoulder chops and other joints, plump, farm fresh chickens, home cured bacon and a favourite for many…ox tongues! McGraths are a gift to the people of West Waterford and they supply a number of nationally famous restaurants such as The Cliff in Ardmore and The Tannery in Dungarvan. You know what they say - the best only buy from the best. What motivates you? “Being a butcher was bred into me, and part of what inspires me is keeping the tradition going” John said. “But not only that…I want to evolve the business as well. I did some butcher demonstrations for Bord Bia in Switzerland and Germany recently and saw how the likes of ABP are really trying to push dry aged beef…but sure we’ve been doing that for years! Products that are called innovative today, we’ve been doing since we started, such as beef drippings etc.We’ve been doing that stuff for years but I love the idea of bringing it forward and showing more and more people how special Irish meat is.” What do you think of the food industry in 2018? “From a retail point of view, it’s challenging,” John said. “It’s people’s perception of value, rather than what is actual value that’s the problem. For example I saw spring legs of lamb on special offer in one of the national papers - 33% off I think - it was €12 a kilo, down from €18 a kilo. They wouldn’t have the same flavour as our lambs would have yet we were selling ours for €11 a kilo. All people saw was the 33% off and assumed that this was great.They were guided by marketing instead of looking into it a bit more, ideally in their local butchers.” Want to learn more – check out or follow us @Waterford_Way


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Modular cath lab welcome but does not provide 24/7 cardiac care WHILE the provision of a modular cardiac cath lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is a welcome development, it should be remembered that it does not change nor enhance the cardiac situation and does not provide a full 24/7 service. The point was robustly made by Cllr. Davy Daniels at the July Plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council. He said the Council should acknowledge and welcome the announcement of a modular cath lab at UHW, which should improve waiting list times, but he strongly pointed out that it won’t operate on a roundthe-clock basis. “It does not change or enhance the cardiac care situation after 5.00 p.m. on weekdays or at weekends,” Cllr. Daniels said. He indicated that the Health Minister should continue to be pressed for a permanent 24/7 cardiac care facility for UHW. At the start of the month, it was announced that the Health Minister has agreed to provide a modular catheterisation laboratory at UHW to allow for increased numbers of diagnostic and follow-up procedures for cardiac patients. “Waterford is the only designated cardiac centre not operating at full service.When you consider there are six cardiac centres operating a full service, why is Waterford the only one that doesn’t have a 24/7 cardiac care

centre,” Cllr. Daniels said. He outlined his disgust that Waterford does not have 24/7 cardiac care. “As well as raising this matter constantly, it was one of the first Notice of Motions we had as an amalgamated local authority calling on the Health Minister of the day (Leo Varadkar) about 24/7 cardiac care, but we were completely ignored - that was four years ago, heading into five years.” Cllr. Daniels asked the Mayor to contact the Health Minister (Simon Harris) and get a response. Mayor Declan Doocey confirmed he would be meeting with Minister Harris in the coming week and said the cardiac care issue “is number one on the agenda”. PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS ON NATIONAL REVIEW Meanwhile, Cllr. Joe Kelly reminded people that there is currently a national review into cardiac care being conducted. He appealed to everyone, including the public, to make a submission. “It is easy enough to find, just type in National Cardiac Review and the link comes up,” Cllr. Kelly said. “It might take around 20 minutes to answer the questionnaire, but it is well worth doing if we are serious about getting 24/7 cardiac care at UHW. The least we should be seen to be doing is having hundreds, if not

thousands, of submissions on this review,” he added. Members of the public and anyone else who wishes to make a submission can find the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services on the Department of Health website or Google ‘National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services’. The public consultation on National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services is open until 17th August, 2018. INVITATION TO OIREACHTAS MEMBERS Cllr. Cha O’Neill sought the Council to write to all of Waterford’s Oireachtas members and invite them to a Council meeting “and explain to us what their positions are” on various subjects discussed at Council meetings, including the provision of 24/7 cardiac care at UHW. “We are getting no place, and our Dáil deputies should be in here explaining what they are doing for us!” Cllr. O’Neill said. “We should have a meeting with them, they are representing us. We are the foot soldiers for most of them on the ground,” he said. “The least they could do is come in and meet with us and tell us what they are doing for us.” His suggestion was unanimously supported by other Councillors.

FURTHER EDUCATION ART Throughout the year art students are exposed to many trips to galleries and colleges. Students enjoy these visits as an introduction to life as an artist. One student said that ‘It was wonderful speaking with craftspeople who recently set up in business but also the more established makers’ after a visit to Showcase Ireland Trade Show, one of Europe’s largest craft trade fairs. ART PORTFOLIO QQI LEVEL 5 Students that enrol on our level 5 Art Portfolio course are immersed in the creative world of art.They have the opportunity to learn new techniques such as printmaking and ceramics as well as advancing their drawing and painting skills. These new techniques allow them to produce high quality portfolios to facilitate

Level 6 trip to Crawford Art Gallery.

their entry into the art degree of their choice. The Higher Education Links scheme (HELS) gives students the opportunity to use their QQI level 5 or 6 major awards to apply through the CAO for a place at a University or Institute of Technology such as NCAD and Crawford. Our teachers work closely with each student to ensure they apply for the college that best fits their talents and interests. The students have already received the results for their portfolio and are now focusing on preparing their work for QQI assessment. ART AND CRAFT QQI LEVEL 6 The level 6 Art course is for students interested in developing their techniques in painting, drawing, ceramics and print making. There is also the opportunity for

students to study exhibition techniques. Last year, the level 6 students held their exhibition in Bainliann Chuil na nGabhar Art Gallery (Ben O’Neill), Dungarvan in March. It was a fantastic opportunity to see the quality and volume of work produced by the students throughout the year. APPLY NOW FOR REMAINING PLACES The application form is available from the school office or on our website at Some places have been offered at the May interviews. Applicants will be contacted in late August about the next round of interviews. Follow us on facebook at Coláiste Chathail Naofa – College of Further Education @ccnplc for the latest updates. Our website address is and has further details of all of our courses. Contact us on 058-41184 or by email at


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


St. D e c l a n h o n o u re d i n s u n s h i n e

A view of the congregation at the Mass at St. Declan’s Well at Toor last Thursday. In addition, there were many more in the field behind who could not gain entry. THE Faithful turned out in great numbers again this year for the Annual Mass at St. Declan’s Holy Well at Toor last Thursday, which was celebrated in the bright sunshine in the Drumhills.The congregation, which numbered more than a thousand, were carrying on a tradition of fifteen centuries assisting at the Mass celebrated by Fr. Gerard O’Connor, PP, with fellow priests Fr. Robert Arthure, Fr. Tony Egan, OSA, Fr. Denis Luke, OCSO, Mt. Melleray, Fr. Michael Enright, Fr. Conor Kelly, PP, Fr. John Kiely and Fr. Finbar Lucey. St Declan’s Well at Toor is

renowned for its curative powers for several ailments and the members of the congregation who came from far and wide, testify to the devotion to the Saint, even far outside the Saint’s beloved Déise. In his homily, Fr. O’Connor recalled the piety and deeds of St. Declan and the devotion there has been to him, especially by the people of the Déise for centuries. He also spoke of the traditions of the Holy Well and the people who came there to pray and to revere and recall the piety of Declan. “In times past,” he said, “there

was a progression for people from birth through the Sacraments of Baptisim, First Confession, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and maybe Matrimony. We know we have many Christians here today but times have changed.” “In two weeks time we will have the visit to Ireland of the Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis,” he continued. “He is coming to Ireland for two days and may his visit give us renewal.” Fr. O’Connor recalled the numerous people who have visited the Holy Well over the past fifteen centuries, “Our Faith

Attending the Mass at St. Declan’s Well at Toor were from left: Rita Foley, Clara Harte, Sarah Harte, Noirin O’Rourke, Aoibhinn O’Rourke and Roisin O’Rourke. [Tom Keith]

that we profess here is a living faith,” he said, “and we share that with one another, thanks to the many generations over the centuries when people came to visit here. We pray for them today.” Fr. O’Connor thanked the many people who had helped to prepare for the important annual event including those who prepared the site and cut the grass; who helped with preparations at Mass especially Mrs. Reynolds; Mrs. Mary Landers who sang the Hymns through Mass and the Readers as well. He thanked the emergency services and Waterford County Council who, he said, had also done terrific work as usual. St. Declan was born near Cappoquin in the final years of the 4th Century and, having studied on the Continent returned to Ireland to bring Christianity to the native population. He landed at Ardmore and made his home among the Déisi people and spread the Christian Gospel around the area now known as The Déise roughly similar to the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. Since then, there has been constant and deep devotion to the Saint in his native territory prompting the motto ‘Deisi och Deaglán go bráth’; the Déise for Declan forever. Among the congregation were people from surrounding counties of Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Cork as well as from further afield.

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Pictured at the Mass for the Feast of St. Declan at the Holy Well dedicated to the Saint are Fr. Robert Arthure, Fr. Denis Luke, OCSO, Mt. Melleray, Fr. Michael Enright, Fr. Conor Kelly, PP, FR. Gerard O’Connor, PP, Fr. John Kiely, Fr. Finbar Lucey and Fr. Tony Egan, OSA.

Attending the Mass at St. Declan’s Well at Toor were from left: John Joe Joyce, Jim Nicholson, Billy Goode, Anne Nicholson and Dick Doocey. [Tom Keith]

Council’s decision to refuse permission is appealed

Pat Keane, Willow & Oak and Joe Roche, President Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, pictured at the Willow & Oak, Dungarvan, 2nd [Dan McGrath] Anniversary Fashion Event.

A DEVELOPER who was refused permission by the local authority to build six new houses has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Lucia Quealy had sought permission from Waterford City and County Council to demolish an existing single-storey dwelling and outhouses and construct six two-storey houses with site ancillary works and connections to public services, at Cul na Greine, Knockateemore, Dungarvan. (Council reference: 17900). The application received a

number of submissions from the public and further information was requested by the local authority, which was provided by the applicant. However, the Council decided to refuse permission last May for the proposed development for two reasons:  The road access is considered inadequate to serve the proposed development by reason of its limited width and absence of turning area falling substantially short of development plan standards with regard to housing

estate development.The proposal would give rise to a substandard development and would endanger public safety by reason of traffic hazard. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.  The car parking, access and private amenity space do not comply with development plan standards and would result in a substandard development, contrary to the standards set out in the Waterford County

Development Plan (2011-2017) and would be injurious to the residential amenity of future occupiers of the dwellings. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. The Council’s decision to refuse permission was appealed to An Bord Pleanála by Lucia Quealy on 26th June, last. (Board reference: 301947). The Board is expected to make a decision on the appeal within 18 weeks.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Kilmac’ man given probation for damage to ATM Dungarvan District Court

Bench warrants issued  A MOTORIST who failed to appear in court last week had a bench warrant issued for his arrest. Edward Harty (30) with an address at 5 Spring Lane, Blackpool, Cork, is accused of not having insurance, driving with no licence, not having a valid NCT displayed, failing to have a current tax disc displayed, and failing to produce insurance and licence at the Burgery, Dungarvan, on 9th October, 2017. Judge Marie Keane noted the accused’s absence without a valid reason at last week’s Dungarvan District Court and issued a bench warrant for his arrest. ••••••••••••••••••••  A WATERFORD motorist had a bench warrant issued for his arrest when he failed to appear in court last week. Thomas O’Riordan (33) with an address at Monamintra, Grantstown,Waterford, is accused of failing to stop at a stop line and not wearing a seat belt at Shandon, Dungarvan, on 28th September, 2017. There was no valid reason for the accused’s absence from last week’s Dungarvan District Court and Judge Marie Keane issued a bench warrant for his arrest. ••••••••••••••••••••  A TRAMORE driver had a bench warrant issued for his arrest for not appearing in court last week. Dylan Butler (24) with an address at Berpat, Riverstown, Tramore, is accused of not having a valid NCT disc displayed on his vehicle at the Burgery, Dungarvan, on 20th October, 2017. With no valid reason for the accused’s absence from last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Marie Keane issued a bench warrant for the accused’s arrest. ••••••••••••••••••••  FAILING to pay a fine issued by the court has resulted in a bench warrant or the arrest of a defendant. John Noonan, with an address at 39 Abbeylands, Ferrybank, Waterford, was issued with a €150 fine at a sitting of Dungarvan District Court in April, 2016, in relation to failing to pay a fixed charge penalty notice for a speeding offence committed at Garranbane,

Dungarvan, on 12th September, 2015 (73 km/h in a 60 km/h zone). The fine was due to be paid by 13th May, 2016. However, at last week’s sitting of Dungarvan District Court, Judge Marie Keane noted that the fine has not been paid. The accused was not in court to explain his position or to pay the fine, so Judge Keane issued a bench warrant for his arrest. ••••••••••••••••••••  A WOMAN who failed to pay a fine imposed by the District Court had a bench warrant issued for her arrest. Joanne O’Brien (36) with an address at 9 Belmount Close, Seacrest, Ballyguile,Wicklow, was issued with a €500 fine (and disqualified from driving for six months) at a sitting of Dungarvan District Court in January, 2016, for failing to have a child restrained in a child restraint when stopped by Gardaí at the Pike, Dungarvan, on 22nd July, 2015. The fine was due to be paid by 25th July, 2016. However, at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Marie Keane noted that neither the fine was paid nor the accused in court to explain her position or to pay the fine. Judge Keane issued a bench warrant for the accused’s arrest. ••••••••••••••••••••  A ROMANIAN national who failed to appear in court last week had a bench warrant issued for her arrest. Andriana Costea (61) with an address at 19 Seven Springs, Tullow Road, Carlow, is accused of alleged theft from Shaw’s Department Store, Dungarvan, on 21st January, 2017. Solicitor Paddy Gordon, acting as agent, informed last week’s Dungarvan District Court that the accused was not present and he was informed by Dermot Hickey Solicitors that the accused is in court in Tullamore that day. Judge Marie Keane was further informed by the Court Clerk that a Romanian interpretor has been present in court since 10.30 a.m. that morning for the benefit of the accused (which is paid for by the taxpayer). Judge Keane issued a bench warrant for the accused’s arrest.

A KILMACTHOMAS man who caused damage to an ATM following an argument with his girlfriend was placed on Probation for a year. Michael Lawlor (23) with an address at Old Cottage Road, Kilmacthomas, pleaded guilty to criminal damage of a Bank of Ireland ATM (Automated Teller Machine) at Main Street, Kilmacthomas, on 25th August, 2017. Outlining the case at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Marie Keane that Gardaí received a report of criminal damage of an ATM in Kilmacthomas. CCTV was viewed and the accused was captured causing criminal damage to the ATM at 1.00 a.m. on the night in question, following an argument with a female. Insp. Sheahan said the accused kicked and punched at the ATM, causing nearly €890 worth of damage to the machine.

Insp. Sheahan said the accused has three previous convictions. Solicitor Niall King said his client had no intention of robbing the ATM. “It related to a dispute or argument my client had with his girlfriend and other men were involved in relation to that,” Mr. King said. “He was very drunk on the night and apologises for his behaviour and for the damage caused.” Mr. King said his client has the full compensation in court, which Judge Keane directed be forwarded to the Bank of Ireland. Mr. King said his client resides with his father in Kilmacthomas and now works for the same company as his father. “My client was out of work due to a health issue, but he is back at work now and he passed a number of safety courses recently,” Mr. King said. “His employer is pleased with his input and

his diligence at work and with the safety courses. “He has pleaded guilty at an early opportunity and has paid compensation. He assures me that nothing like this will happen again. “My client is estranged from his mother, but his aunt is here in court with him for support. “This was a once-off incident and he is drinking very little now,” Mr. King added. Judge Keane noted that full compensation has been paid, but said the accused appeared to have an inability to control himself. “I do note that you are working and it is going well for you,” Judge Keane said. She placed the accused on probation for 12 months, directing he co-operate and comply with all conditions from the Probation Service. “It is essential you learn to regulate yourself, so that you are a productive member of society,” Judge Keane added.

Probation Service report sought on local woman THE District Court sought a Probation Service report on a Dungarvan woman who pleaded guilty to public order offences last week. Jodie Finnerty (25) with an address at 40 Cathal Brugha Place, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to being intoxicated in public, contrary to Section 4 of the Public Order Act, at T. F. Meagher Street, Dungarvan, on 27th June, 2017. She also pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive language and behaviour in a public place, contrary to Section 6 of the Public Order Act, at Cathal Brugha Place, Dungarvan, on 25th November, 2017. Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Marie Keane at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, that

the accused was in an intoxicated state outside the Courthouse at 1.20 p.m. on 27th June, 2017. “She was engaged in a confrontation with others. She was detained at Dungarvan Garda Station until she was sober,” he said. A fixed charge penalty notice which issued for the offence was never paid. In relation to the 25th November, 2017, Insp. Sheahan said Gardaí were called to the Cathal Brugha housing estate at 10.50 p.m. in relation to an intoxicated female. “The accused was shouting abuse at passers-by and she attempted to strike a male passerby,” Insp. Sheahan said. “She was arrested and detained until sober.”

The court heard the accused has 55 previous convictions in total, nine of which relate to public order offences. Solicitor David Burke said his client “had a slip” at the time. “She apologises for her behaviour. She has had a troubled life, but it appears she is making good efforts and has not come to any Garda attention in recent weeks,” Mr. Burke said. He requested the court to consider engaging the Probation Services to see if they can help his client with her addiction issues. Judge Keane sought a Probation Service report on the accused with a focus on addiction and adjourned the case to 24th October, 2018.

Pensioner receives six year disqualification for drink driving offence A PENSIONER from An Rinn was put off the road for six years after he was convicted of drink driving. Thomas Drohan (75) with an address at Knockenpower, Ring, pleaded guilty to drink driving, contrary to Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act, at Youghal Road roundabout, Dungarvan, on 27th September, 2017. Inspector Larry Sheahan told last week’s Dungarvan District Court that Gardaí received a report from a concerned member of the public at 10.55 p.m. on the night in question, relating to a suspected drunk driver. Gardaí stopped and spoke with the accused and detected a smell of alcohol. After he was taken to Dungarvan Garda Station, a specimen of blood revealed a concentration of 213 mg alcohol per 100 ml blood. “The accused was fully co-operative. He is an

elderly man living out in the countryside,” Insp. Sheahan said. He said the accused has previous convictions, including one for a similar drink driving offence. Solicitor Paddy Gordon said that as this was his client’s second conviction for drink driving, it was clear that his prospects to resume driving in the future would be negligible. “My client was co-operative with the Gardaí,” Mr. Gordon said. “He was in town and met a few friends who extended some hospitality to him. My client was on his way home when he came to the attention of another motorist who reported it to the Gardaí,” Mr. Gordon added. Judge Keane handed down a €200 fine for the drink driving charge and disqualified the accused from driving for six years.

Man with ‘penchant’ for cannabis has case further adjourned for Probation report AN Abbeyside man who was described as “having a penchant for cannabis” is engaging well with the services and had his case further adjourned for the completion of a Probation Service report. Jake Hyslop (23) with an address at 30 Murphy Place, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court to possession of cannabis for his own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at the Track, Abbeyside, on 26th June, 2017; and at Whitestrand, Abbeyside, on 22nd October, 2017. The charges had been adjourned for completion of a Probation report. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Solicitor David Burke acknowledged his client “has a penchant for cannabis”, but added: “The Probation Service is endeavouring to assist my client”. “He is attending the Treo project and my client is engaging well with the services.” The Court Probation Officer confirmed that as well as attending appointments with the Probation Service, the accused is also attending appointments with an addiction counsellor. Judge Marie Keane adjourned the case to 24th October, 2018 for completion of the Probation report. She warned the accused: “If you do not co-operate with the Probation Service, bring your toothbrush with you next time!”


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Accident waiting to happen on the Quays - Whelan

Nicky Sheehan, Mens Shed, pictured with Rita Shields, Catherine Maher and Ann Marie Rossiter, Capitol Cleaners, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Musician who pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse to be sentenced in November A COUNTY Waterford musician and former County Council worker who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of his ex-wife’s two younger sisters and a third unnamed young girl, which spanned 12 years, will be sentenced in November. Bartholomew (Batty) Prendergast (65) with an address at Cruchán, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty at Dublin Central Criminal Court to charges of rape and indecent assault on his sister-in-law, Stephanie Hickey now 46, who was aged between 12 and 15 at the time of the offences on dates between 1983 and 1987 at locations in County Waterford and County Tipperary. He also pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault against her sister, Deirdre Fahey, now 52, who was aged between 13 and 14 years old at the time, on a date between 1979 and 1981. He further pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault on a third woman, who was aged between nine and 12 years old, on dates between 1988 and 1991.

Sisters, Ms. Hickey and Ms. Fahey waived their anonymity so Prendergast could be publicly named.The third woman is aware Prendergast will be named in the media but she does not wish to be identified. The court heard that much of the abuse happened in the back of Prendergast’s van. The court heard that something was brought to the attention of the family at the time and a meeting took place, involving several people and a local priest who was consulted and that Prendergast was sent for counselling. But in her Victim Impact Statement, which she read out in court, Ms. Hickey said she was led to believe by a family friend, a priest, that Prendergast was ‘fixed’. Ms. Hickey said she was told there was proof of this. “Who fixed you, was it the Catholic Church or the HSE?” she asked. “If you were supposedly fixed why did you continue to abuse me for years after?” All three of the victims said

the sexual abuse had seriously affected them and ruined their lives, and Ms. Hickey described Prendergast as “a monster”. All three women had made statements in December, 2015 and Prendergast was later arrested in April, 2016 and interviewed three times. Prendergast, a separated father of three, retired recently from the local authority and he is a well known musician around the county. A number of character references and testimonials by relatives and friends of Prendergast were handed into court. Defence Counsel, Mary Rose Gearty SC told Ms. Justice Eileen Creedon that Prendergast “had otherwise made valuable contributions to society” and said he often played music for elderly people in the locality. There was no application for bail and Prendergast was remanded into custody to 26th November, next, when he will be sentenced.

Probation report sought on woman convicted of public order offence A PROBATION Service report was sought on a Dungarvan woman who was engaged in threatening, abusive behaviour at a local hotel. Stacey Finnerty (28) with an address at 6 Cathal Brugha Place, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive language and behaviour in a public place, contrary to Section 6 of the Public Order Act, on the grounds of the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, on 25th October, 2017. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Marie Keane that Gardaí were called to a dispute in one of the rooms of the hotel on the date in question. “The staff opened the room door with a key card and found two males and a female (the accused) in the room. The accused was intoxicated and argumentative. The room was a mess

and there were broken fixtures and empty bottles,” Insp. Sheahan said. “The two males left, but the accused continued to be unco-operative. She was in an agitated state and had to be arrested and detained at Dungarvan Garda Station until sober.” The court heard the accused has 21 previous convictions. Solicitor David Burke acknowledged that the accused’s record “is horrendous”. He asked the court to take into account her guilty plea and that she has not committed any further offending since this incident. Mr. Burke said his client is due for assessment at a treatment facility. Judge Keane sought a Probation Service report on the accused and adjourned the case to 14th November, 2018.

FOLLOWING the council meeting on Monday, 9th July, where the pedestrianisation of the Quays was raised, Cllr Siobhán Whelan (SF) has contacted the council after expressed concerns from members of the public due to the location of benches along the quay. These benches are located inside the safety chains across from local public houses. Whilst in use they only allow approximately 3 feet for members of the public to walk along as the cars are parked on the other side of the safety chains. This is a huge health and safety concern as during the recent wonderful weather the quays are full of people, and pedestrians with buggies / wheelchairs have limited room to safely walk along the quay. They either must walk outside the safety chains into the traffic or walk inside where the benches are causing an obstruction and limiting the amount of space to

safely walk with a buggy or wheelchair. A recent video which went viral on social media also shows the danger of those who have consumed too much alcohol in the Quay area. ‘’It was only due to luck that a severe injury did not occur at that time’’ said Cllr. Whelan. Historically Sinn Féin raised the issue of pedestrianisation of the Quay during the Bank Holiday weekends and for Festivals and received very little support from the other elected representatives. During the advent of the Smarter Travel Programme in Dungarvan, Sinn Féin also advocated the installation of retractable barriers at a number of locations so that these could be raised to allow for pedestrianisation at set periods and retracted very quickly should the emergency services require access to an area.

Cllr. Siobhán Whelan pictured on the Quay, Dungarvan. After a recent visit to Killarney where Cllr Whelan saw some of the main streets pedestrianised from 5 pm in the evening and reopened later at night, Cllr Whelan agrees that The Quay in Dungarvan should be pedestrianised. She is looking forward to consultation with emergency services, local business, residents and amenity groups to find the best solution to the situation on the Quay in Dungarvan.

Illegal dumping in An Rinn needs to be addressed - Conor McGuinness SINN Féin local representative Conor McGuinness has said that illegal dumping in An Rinn needs to be addressed. Conor McGuinness said: “I was disappointed to see bags of rubbish and clothes thrown on the ground in Helvick and in Baile na nGall recently.These are two beautiful scenic areas that are a valuable amenity for local people and visitors alike. “There are litter bins made available as well as other services, and it’s clear that the vast majority of those that visit are very respectful of the area but unfortunatey the actions of a few affect everyone when people leave big bags of rubbish after them. “Praise is due to those, council workers as well as locals, who do so much to keep the place in good condition. It’s a pity then that illegal dumping of this kind occurs in the wake of good work to keep our amenities clean, tidy

Pictured left: Illegal dumping at Baile na nGall. A bove right: Local Sinn Féin representative Conor McGuinness. and well presented. “It’s clear that many camper vans make use of these two areas especially over the summer. I am requesting the council erect signs

in the areas making it clear that leaving rubbish behind is illegal, amd directing people to the bottle and clothes recycling centres nearby.“

Gold medal for Boyle’s Gin CAPPOQUIN-based Blackwater Distillery has won another medal at the recently held prestigious ‘The Gin Masters’ in London, England. The gold medal was awarded to the West Waterford company for its ‘Boyle’s Gin’ which is exclusively sold in all of Aldi’s 132 stores across the country, priced at €24.99. Boyle’s Gin won the gold award in the Premium category after blind taste tests at the internation competition ‘The Gin Masters’ which was

held earlier in July in London’s glamorous Ukai restaurant. The judges praised Boyle’s Gin for its “herbaceous tones”, boasting citrus notes, botanical flavourings of juniper, coriander and angelica and fruity tones of blackcurrants, apple and elderflower. Blackwater Distillery named the gin after Robert Boyle, the Lismore-born alchemist and founding father of modern chemistry, most famous for Boyle’s Law.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Siobhan O'Mahoney, O'Mahoney Cycles & Nursery; Catherine Downey, Allied Irish Bank, and Lisa McGrath, Allied Irish Bank, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Micheal Drislane, Colaiste na Rinne; Cllr. Pat Nugent, Waterford City & County Council; Ann Marie Rossiter, President Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber; Jenny Beresford, CEO Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, and Liam Suipeil, Colaiste na Rinne, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Maurice and Rachel Kiely, Maurice Kiely Domestic Appliance Repairs, and John McGrath, Terra Nua Building Contractors, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Cllr. Pat Nugent, Waterford City & County Council, and Joe Nugent, Boston College, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne.

Cian O Conchuir, Solas na Mara; Eamonn Terry, Criostal na Rinne, and Rosanne Foley pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne.

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Joan Clancy, Joan Clancy Gallery; Terese McDermott and Cabrini De Barra, Glór Na nGael, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne.

Carmel Nic Eoin, Colaiste na Rinne; Cllr. Seamus O'Donnell and Mary Beresford, Coady Quay Management Co., pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Maurice Kiely, Maurice Kiely Domestic Appliance Repairs; Micheal Drislane, Colaiste na Rinne, and Tomas Ó Cadhla, Colaiste na Rinne, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Esther Barron, Barron’s Bakery, and Ann Marie Rossiter, President Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at [Dan McGrath] Colaiste na Rinne.

Jenny Beresford, CEO Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber; Joe Prendergast, Barron’s Bakery, and Garvan Cummins, The Greenway Man, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

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Patricia Murray, Murray’s Pharmacy, and Regina Mangan, Liberty Blue Estate Agents, pictured at the Chamber 'After Hours' at Colaiste na Rinne. [Dan McGrath]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



South East coastal based projects secure €905,333 investment under Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) Strategy Dungarvan based festival – The West Waterford Festival of Food one of 44 South East FLAG projects in 2018 BORD Iascaigh Mhara announced details of a €905,333 investment for 44 coastal based projects in the FLAG South East region of Ireland under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) Strategy. Jim O’Toole, CEO of BIM said that the FLAG Programme would continue “to promote sustainable growth in the local economies of Irish coastal towns and villages and provide a significant boost to these important communities.” He added that, “by 2020, the FLAG Programme will have invested up to €12 million in Ireland’s coastal communities, providing jobs, and exciting opportunities to men and women who live along Ireland’s coastline.” More than 400 applications have been made to the FLAG programme this year. All applications were reviewed by individual FLAG Boards in each of the seven FLAG regions throughout Ireland. Projects must be able to demonstrate a clear

Pictured is Caroline Senior, Director of the West Waterford Festival of Food, which is based in Dungarvan. link to coastal community rejuvenation, enterprise, innovation, job creation and skills enhancement across the fishing, aquaculture and maritime industries. West Waterford Festival of Food, in Dungarvan, Co.

Fair deal scheme changes will benefit older people in County Waterford - Coffey CHANGES to the treatment of farms and businesses under the Fair Deal Scheme is a positive development for older people and their families, Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has said. Fair Deal, is a scheme under which the cost of nursing home care is managed through the HSE paying either the full or part of the cost.The scheme allows those responsible with paying the resident’s portion to defer the charges. Senator Coffey said: “I’m delighted that the Government has decided to make the Fair Deal scheme even fairer. The Programme for a Partnership Government committed to remove discrimination against small business and family farms under the scheme.This is an issue that has concerned families for some time and I was happy to make representations to Government on the matter". “The Government has now agreed to extend this three year cap to farms and businesses where a family successor continues to operate the farm or business for six years. “This is a very welcome move. It will go some way to easing the pressure on older people and

their families here in Co. Waterford. “I want to thank my colleague Minister of State, Jim Daly for his hard work on this,” the Fine Gael Senator said. This week, the Cabinet met and gave approval for Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly to immediately begin work on the necessary legislation to introduce the changes. Under the current regime, farm and business owners are required to give the State 7.5pc of the value of their land for each year spent in a nursing home. This will now be capped at three years. Minister Daly said: "I am very pleased the government has today approved the proposed changes to the scheme, this move will remove a great deal of stress and worry from the affected families and allow them to plan for the future. “It will allow them to continue to run the family business without the fear of losing it. I look forward to progressing the matter in the Oireachtas in the autumn session,” Minister Daly said.

Waterford, is one of 44 South East based coastal projects that applied for FLAG funding in 2018. The food festival is an annual celebration of Waterford’s vibrant food culture and features in a new BIM video campaign to raise awareness of FLAG.

Over the last ten years the festival has been at the forefront of food events in Ireland, as well as being one of the largest community festivals in Waterford.The theme of the 2018 festival was Celebrating Our Farmers, from the land and sea. Seafood was the central theme of the Saturday Quayside Farmer's market where visitors were able to sample fresh, locally sourced seafood and watch a series of live seafood demonstrations throughout the day. The FLAG programme is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, administers the programme. Applications for 2019 FLAG is now open. Details on the FLAG programme and on how to apply can be found at Video of The West Waterford Festival of Food can be watched here -

Aisling O'Connor, Dungarvan Enterprise Centre; Jennifer Hickey, Bank of Ireland; Joan Clancy, Joan Clancy Gallery, and Mary Beresford, Coady's Quay Management, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber AGM in the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Michael Colivet, FBD; Ger Garvey, Bank of Ireland; Karen Darcy, Bank of Ireland, and David Walsh, Better Finance, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber AGM in the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

House Flies By Mandy Tompkins THE House Fly is between 4.2mm and 6mm in length and is considered a worldwide pest. The adults have the fourth vein on their wings sharply angled, and four dark length wise stripes on top of the thorax, whilst the face has two velvety stripes which are silver above and gold below. The female House Fly has a much wider space between the eyes than the male. With a life cycle of only 19 days for males and 21 days for females, each adult female House Fly lays a total of five or six batches of between 75 and 100 small, white oval eggs in almost any warm moist material. During warm weather these can hatch within 24 hours into cream coloured larvae or maggots, which burrow into the food material on which they have hatched, including animal manure, pet litter trays, decaying vegetable material, pet or human food. House Flies feet are 10 million times more sensitive to the taste of sugar than the human tongue, and despite being attracted to a wide variety of food material a House Fly has mouth parts which only enable it to drink liquids and solid material is converted into liquid by regurgitating saliva. The House Fly then draws up the liquefied food with the mouth parts, which then passes into their digestive tract. Because they regurgitate and excrete whenever they land House Flies are suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including Typhoid, Cholera, Dysentery, Salmonella and Conjunctivitis, and passing the eggs of ringworm and roundworm. House Flies clean themselves by rubbing their legs together, and rely on the sensory organs on their compound eyes, antenna and the bristles on their legs and body for accurate flight and against predators. Basil, Mint, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus oils all deter House Flies. Alternatively poking 20 – 30 Cloves into a ripe Apple and keeping near Human food will keep House Flies at bay.

Vincent Hayes, Hayes & Hayes; David Reynolds, Sherry Fitzgerald Reynolds; Jenny Berresford, CEO Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, and Maurice Kiely, Maurice Kiely Domestic Applicance Repair, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber AGM in the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Maurice and Rachel Kiely, Maurice Kiely Domestic Applicance Repair; Orlaith Brady, Gourmet House, and Niall King, JF Williams & Co., pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber AGM in the Dungarvan Enterprise [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Centre.



Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer, Waterford City and County Council, showing the judges details of the local flora and fauna at Barnawee Bridge during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018.

Paul Staniforth from Wobbly Circus pictured with Lee Kavanagh from Dungarvan at Sean Dun Estate during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018.

[David Clynch Photography]

[David Clynch Photography]

The reflection in the Waterford War Memorial Monument of Jim Shine from Dungarvan speaking to the judges during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

The judges being shown Sean Dun Community Garden and Allotments during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

Dungarvan Tourist Office's display for the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

Tom Keith from Ballinroad giving the judges a tour of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, for the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

The Easter Rising Memorial surrounded by red roses at Gibbons Park Dungarvan.

[David Clynch Photography]

Flautist Evanna Mansfield performs for the judges in St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, for the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

Entente Florale Europe 2018 judges enjoying a cycle on the Greenway near the Gold Coast Road. [David Clynch Photography]

Kate, Alison and Marie McKeon from Dungarvan pictured at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

Owen Dullea, Horticulturalist, Waterford City and County Council, speaking at Gibbons Park, Dungarvan, to the judges, Waterford County Council staff and Dungarvan Tidy Towns members during the judging of Dungarvan in the Entente Florale Europe 2018. [David Clynch Photography]

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7:00 p.m. Children’s Art Competition – Community Centre – Children can choose their own theme 8:00 p.m. Pongo in the Community Centre

12:00 noon U-8 and U-10 Girls Football Blitz 2:30 p.m. U-15 Girls Football (Ballysaggart v. The Shamrocks) 5:00 p.m. Juvenile Hurling Match (Ballysaggart v. 7:00 p.m. Intermediate Hurling Match (Ballysaggart v. 9:30 p.m. “Lovely Girls” Competition & music by DJ Martin in Meagher’s Bar

5km Run/Walk 6:30 p.m. Registration in Meagher’s Bar 7:15 p.m. Walk 8:00 p.m. Run Adults €10.00/U-16 €5.00 Chip Timing 1st and 2nd in Male and Female Categories 1st Prize U-16 THURSDAY, 2nd AUGUST 8:15 p.m. 45 Card Drive in the School House FRIDAY, 3rd AUGUST 7:30 p.m. Car Treasure Hunt (Starting at the Church) €10.00 per car 9:30 p.m. Table Quiz in Meagher’s Bar (Tables of 4) €20.00 per table


SUNDAY, 5th AUGUST 1:30 p.m. Sports 2:00 p.m. Dog Show plus numerous Side Shows to include Guess the number of blocks in the trailer, Guess Who, Cake Sale 2:00 p.m. Summer BBQ 2:15 p.m. Long Puck with players from the Waterford Senior Hurling team along with players from the Ballysaggart GAA Club contesting the puck 3:15 p.m. Tractor Dismantling 4:00 p.m. Adult and Children’s Obstacle Course – Teams of 3 (Adults €5 & Children €3) 7:30 p.m. Fancy Dress Parade 9:30 p.m. Music by “Sampson” in Meagher’s Bar


ANT-MAN AND THE WASP From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: "Ant-Man and The Wasp." In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War," Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past. 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 Ant-Man Competition, Dungarvan Observer, Shandon, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, on or before 12 noon on Tuesday, 7th August. Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

✄ Question: Ant-Man and The Wasp show what astonishing ability?



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INCREDIBLES 2 (PG) 125 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 11.30, 1.25, 4.00. Extra show SAT.-THUR. 7.30




D I G I TA L ! DAILY 11.50, 2.10, 4.20



THOMAS & FRIENDS: Big World! Big Adventure!

(12A) 118 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 4.50, 6.30, 9.10

(G) 80 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 11.40

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (PG) 84 mins. D I G I TA L ! FRI. 12.00, 2.00, SAT.-THURS. 12.00, 2.00, 4.10




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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY At St. Carthage’s House, Lismore Sunday, 12th August, 2018 2.00-5.00 p.m. The Board of Management, Nursing Staff and Carers at St. Carthage’s house would like to say a huge THANKS to the people of West Waterford and surrounding areas for all their support and voluntary work that they have given over the last number of years. As a thank you we are holding a family fun day with lots of music, dance, art, and other fun activities to suit the whole family. Please come along and join us and let us say thanks.


MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN (PG) 114 mins. D I G I TA L ! DAILY 2.20, 6.35, 9.00




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MICHAEL COLLINS Coming Saturday, 11th August DANCING TO

PADDY O’BRIEN Function room available for Parties and Meetings, etc.

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

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Rena McDonald, Joan Sheehan, Emily, Elizabeth and Jennifer Gill. [Dan McGrath]

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Part-time Pedestrianisation of Dungarvan Quayside Following public consultation and consultation with the Gardaí/Emergency Services it is proposed to proceed with the part-time pedestrianisation of the Quay with the following revisions:• Pedestrianisation will extend from Carberry's Lane to the Castle • Local access to Thompson Street and Carberry's Lane will be from Parnell Street and in order to facilitate residents, both Streets will become 2 way for the duration of the closure. The revised layout and diversion routes are detailed on the map attached.

The Duration of the Closure is: 3.00 p.m. Friday to 8.00 a.m. Monday/8.00 a.m. Tuesday following Bank Holiday, for all weekends in August. The new arrangements will be reviewed following the first weekend of operation. Please note that all vehicles must be removed from the road closure area prior to 3pm on Friday 3rd August and for each Friday in August thereafter.

Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford. 1st August, 2018.

French and German Leaving Cert Courses THE Language People are running French & German courses for incoming 5th and 6th year students.This course will provide students with an opportunity to cover grammar structures required for the Leaving Cert cycle. The courses run from 9.30 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 14th till 18th of August. Developing an understanding of grammar and increasing vocabulary level will lead to a huge improvement in listening and writing skills. We place a huge emphasis on encouraging students to speak the language during class time and during all activities.This builds the students confidence in speaking the language and prepares them for the oral exam. Dates: 14th - 18th August, 9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. each day. To book or for more info.: Call: Maud 087-9753783. Email:

PLANNING PERMISSION WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, Patrick and Miriam Kiely, intend to apply for permission for development consisting of: a) demolition of existing conservatory to south side of existing house; b) construction of single-storey kitchen extension to south side of existing house; c) construction of single-storey en-suite extension to west side of existing house; d) all associated alterations and site works; at Mary Ann’s, Doon, Ballinamult, 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 (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, Brian Foley and Caragh Stack, intend to apply to Waterford City & County Council for permission to construct: a single-storey family room and utility room extension and minor internal alterations, together with new single storey en-suite extension and all associated site works at Toor Cross Roads, Reamanagh West, Aglish, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford. EIRCODE: P51 Y5N8. 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 (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – I wish to apply to the above authority for planning permission for renovations and to construct an extension to the rear of existing dwelling at West Street, Tallow, Co. Waterford. Signed

Anne Tobin. 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 (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, Brendan Meehan & Sinead McGlynn intend to apply for planning permission for a change of house design/sitting position for that granted under the planning reference number 17/442 at Ballykerin Middle, Cappagh, Waterford. This development will consist/consists of Permission to construct a two story dwelling, garage, site specific treatment system, driveway and all associated site works. 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 (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – Permission is sought to retain indefinitely Domestic Entrance as constructed and revisions to boundary as granted under PD.02/624, Stables & Ancillary Works at Ballyconnery Upper, Dungarvan Co. Waterford – James and Carmel McCarthy. The 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, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

IN MEMORIAM CORBETT (27th anniversary) – In loving memory of Margaret Corbett, late of Upper Curragh, Ardmore, who died on 4th August, 1991. R.I.P.

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

DEAR MOTHER I will see you again, In the fullness of time, You will reach out your hand, I will take it in mine. As together we walk, All the sorrow filled years, Will dissolve as a cloud, In the midst of our tears. I will see you again, We will laugh as before, I will kiss your beautiful face, As I pass through the door. To a place where you are, And a bright shining sun, Will assume my glad heart, That my life has begun. I will see you again, Though the journey be long, I will try for your sake, To sing some kind of song. For you I’ll endeavour, To live through my pain, ’Til the moment dear mother, When I see you again.

Funeral Home KETT (1st and 56th Anniversary) – In loving memory of William Kett, who died on 3rd August, 2017 and his daughter Elizabeth who died on 4th August, 1962, late of Stradbally. RIP. May the wind of Heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, How much we love and miss you, and wish that you were here.

–Sadly missed by his wife Betty, son William and daughter Heather and Tracy, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 3rd August at 7.30 p.m. in Stradbally Church.

WALSH (13th Anniversary) – In loving memory of Paul Walsh late of 2 Doirebeg, O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, who died on 2nd August, 2005. RIP. –Remembered with love Brigid, Katherine and Christopher.

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.


–Dearly loved and sadly missed by your loving son John.

MORONEY (36th anniversary) – In loving memory of Joey Moroney, late of Coolnasmear, who died on 8th August, 1982. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated this Sunday, 5th August at 11 a.m in Kilgobinet Church. Will those who think of Joey today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

FITZGERALD (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of our beloved son Seán, late of Knockalara and 5 Kilrush Park, Dungarvan, whose Anniversary occurs on 6th August.

–Always loved and remembered by your family at home and abroad.

SEÁN Sad are the hearts that loved you, Silent are the tears that fall, But living our lives without you, Is the greatest heartache of all. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, That we your family miss you, And wish that you were here.

VEALE (2nd anniversary) – In loving memory of our dear husband and father Pat Veale, late of Strandside South, Abbeyside, who died on 8th August, 2016. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you shall remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again. So rest in peace dear loved one, And thanks for all you’ve done, We pray that God has given you, The crown you’ve truly won.

–Always in our thoughts and sadly missed by your loving wife, son, daughters and their families. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in Abbeyside Church on Monday, 6th August, at 10.00 a.m.

–Deeply missed and always loved, Dad, Mam, Michéal, Ivan, Genette and Neil.

O’RIORDAN (2nd anniversary) – In loving memory of my dear dad Michael “Lylie” O’Riordan, late of 57 T.J. Murphy Place, whose Second Anniversary occurred on Monday, 30th July, 2018.

HOULIHAN (23rd anniversary) – In loving memory of Sean Houlihan, late of Mahon Bridge and Feddans, Rathgormack, who died on the 6th of August, 1995.

Will those who think of Dad today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Today recalls the memory, Of a loved one gone to rest, And those who think of him today, Are those who loved him best. The flowers we lay upon his grave, May wither and decay, but the love for him who lies beneath, Will never fade away.

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WALSH (3rd anniversary) – In loving memory of Kathleen Walsh, late of South Terrace, Dungarvan, whose Anniversary occurs on 10th August. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside, on Sunday, 5th August, at 9.30 a.m. –Always in our thoughts.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT † The Family of the late Kay Burke, Dungarvan, thank you most sincerely for your kind expression of sympathy in their recent bereavement. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

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THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask you this ver special one (mention favour). Take it, Dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then, in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen (Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication, and favour will be granted). Nover known to fail. Fr. Peyton. Pray for us. M.M. THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask you this very special one (mention favour). Take it, Dear Heart of Jesus, and place it within your own broken heart where your Father sees it. Then, in his merciful eyes, it will become your favour, not mine. Amen. (Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication, and favour will be granted). Never known to fail. M.H.

Shona Project receives €2,000 THE Shona Project, based in Passage East, has received €2,000 in funding from the Applegreen Blossom Fund, a partnership between Applegreen and the Irish Youth Foundation (IYF). With the Fund, they are setting up the ‘Shona Primary Curriculum’. This Programme will teach primary school students about kindness. A series of interactive activities and modules will be available to children which will encourage kindness to themselves, others and the community. The programme will be available to primary school children all over Ireland and will begin in summer 2018. The funding will be used towards design and development of materials. The Shona Project is one of 62 community and voluntary youth projects across Ireland which were chosen from over 300 applicants to receive a total of €124,000 from the Applegreen Blossom Fund.

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.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

SITUATIONS VACANT RELIABLE AND CARING CHILDMINDER REQUIRED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; To mind three children in their own home on a part-time basis. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence and car necessary for school and pre-school collection. Please reply with CV and references to: or Box No. 7007. (3-8)

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RELIABLE AND CARING BABYSITTER REQUIRED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For evening and occasional day time hours for three young children. Please reply to: or to Box No. 7007. (3-8)

Ned Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Interiors, Youghal, requires a Sales Advisor who has a keen passion for Furnishings and Interior design.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED TO MIND ONE CHILD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In childminderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home or childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. Four days per week. Mahonbridge area. Tel. (087) 6476953. (3-8)

This is a full-time role (Saturdays included) and suited to someone flexible, self-motivated, creative with a flair for colour and can provide excellent customer service.

EXPERIENCED CHILDMINDER REQUIRED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; To mind three children in their own home. Transport essential and light housekeeping duties included. Abbeyside area. Tel. (086) 3695834. (3-8)

Previous Retail Sales experience in Furniture & Flooring business desired but not essential.

CHILDMINDER REQUIRED â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kind & reliable for 2 children, 7 & 4 years old. 3 miles from town, near Ballmacmague. Own car essential for school runs. Full-time preferred but some flexibility available. Call 086 2551227 or email (15-8)

Please send your C.V. & cover letter to: or Ned Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell Interiors, Seafield, Youghal, Co. Cork.


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FRENCH AND GERMAN LEAVING CERT COURSES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For incoming 5th and 6th year students. Dates: 14th - 18th August, 9.30 am-3.30 pm each day. To book or for more info.: Call: Maud 0879753783. Email:

BRIDGE AFFANE SUMMER BRIDGE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1st Ned Whelan & Helen Russell; 2nd Mary Mitchell & Teresa Ryan; 3rd May Burke & Cerre Murphy; 4th Kay Barry & Gerry Allen.

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Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Goldcoast Golf Club is a privately owned golf facility, over-looking Dungarvan Bay and providing a quality and enjoyable golf experience for all members and visitors. Goldcoast Golf Club is now looking to recruit a

Full-time Golf Administrator Role Reporting to the Resort directors, the Golf Administrator will be responsible for golf operations at the club, including time sheet management, membership sales, golf specific sales and marketing. The successful applicant will liaise closely with the Course Manager, Goldcoast Hotel Management and the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Ladies Club committees, to ensure the smooth and successful operation of the business. The nature of the role will require flexibility and the working hours will vary due to the demands of the golfing environment. Candidate The Successful candidate will be/ have: â&#x20AC;¢ Strong interpersonal skills with an outgoing personality â&#x20AC;¢ Experience in a golf operations role or similar role â&#x20AC;¢ A proactive self-starter with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a pre-requisite. â&#x20AC;¢ Strong IT, social media, communication and marketing skills â&#x20AC;¢ Candidates should be fully familiar with both course management and general Club administration. Remuneration will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Application Please send your application & CV to:

Waterford & Wexford ETB invites applications for the following:

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANTS (SNA) for positions throughout Waterford and Wexford ETB Schools (a panel of successful candidates will be created) All staff are employed to WWETB Scheme. Essential:

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Application via e-recruit can be made on our website Closing Date for receipt of online forms is 4:00 p.m. on Monday 13 August 2018. Late Applications will not be accepted. Signed:

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101st DUNG ARVAN A G R I C U LT U R A L S H O W Dungarvan Agricultural Show GAIN Dog Show - Champion Family Dog 2018: Front row left to right: Tadhg Curran, Morgan Kelly, Maggie Curran with Dungarvan Show Overall Family Dog 2018 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lady Maddisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Anna Reddy. Back row (L-R) Lisa Curran, GAIN/Glanbia Country Store, Mary Curran and Marley Kelly, Tom Curran, TJ Curran and Jill Saunder (The Dog Lady). [Dan McGrath]

HE 101st show of the Dungarvan Agricultural Show, Waterford's County Show proved just as successful as last year's 100th celebration. Local riders hailed supreme with Nicholas Connors on his mothers' Lantino 31 taking the big one on the day, the 1.35 Connolly Red Mills Munster Grand Prix with Francis Connors in 2nd on Ian Smyth's Capitol Cruis and Paddy O'Donnell taking third slot on his own Minority Report. Tadhg Beecher won the 1.20 Munster Series while Nicholas Connors took 2nd place and David Moran 3rd. The Amateur A & AA Grand Prix was won by Michelle Griffin with Gemma Drennan in 2nd and Gary Flynn taking 3rd. Marie Hartley won the Horseware 1.10m Two phase competition with Jess Widger in 2nd and Hannah Houlihan taking 3rd. iEye Opticians 90cm competition was divided between local riders, John Fennell and Gemma Phelan and John was in the winner enclosure again in the Raymond Beresford sponsored 1m class. In the ponies 128 90cm sponsored by Vetericyn, Ellen Power took top spot, followed by Ben Cassidy in 2nd and Donal Lynch in 3rd. Charlie Weldon won the Mike Murray sponsored 128 1m class with Calum Davern in 2nd and Pierce Costello in 3rd. Oisin Hogg won the Radio Fence sponsored 138 1m with Jane Roche in 2nd and Jane Cassidy in 3rd. The Gliddane Stud 138 1.10m was won by Jane Cassidy, 2nd went to Lorna O'Shea. The Mike Buckley Equine 148 1mclass was won by Jack Kelly, Annmarie Hynes


took 2nd and Chloe Joyce was in 3rd. James Connors Smyth took the Cleanzone Technology 148 1.10m class with Robyn Moran in 2nd and 3rd. James was the winner again in the Tom Fleming 148 1.20m class with Robyn Moran again in 2nd and 3rd spot. The Walter Reape Newcomers League 50cm was divided between Jack Dore, Sam Widger, Katelyn Horgan, Mia and Georgia de Bromhead and David Kent. The 128 70cm class sponsored by Shanakill Riding Centre was divided between Sam Widger, Georgia, Mia and Jack de Bromhead and James Crowley. The 128 80cm class was divided between Donal Lynch, Molly McCarthy, Jackson Brosnan, Lilian Lynch, April-Rose O'Brien and Jack de Bromhead. Lauren Kiely won the Crest Cleaners 138 80cm class and the sponsored 138 90cm was divided between Michael McGrath, Oisin Hogg and Lauren Kiely. The 148 90cm divided between Sarah O'Donnell, Kyle Kelly and Ciara O'Sullivan. The 128 85cm U10 was won by Charlie Weldon with Pippa Roche taking 2nd and Charlie taking 3rd. Entries were strong in the Ridden Hunters, with overall champion going to Angus McDonald on his own Stateman, winner of the Middle weights. Rosarie Collins on Bobby Blur winner of the small hunter won the Woodfield Cup for the best 4 year old. Claire Connors won the Ladies Side Saddle on Rehy I'm a Star. Lois Chappel riding her own Baily Green won the Open Racehorse to Riding horse.

Champion working hunter went to Alice Copithorne while Pauline Dahill took 1st and 2nd place in the Horserail All-Ireland Thoroughbred working hunter championship qualifier with Rae-Ann Barry in 3rd. Mary Deirdre Kinsella took top spot in the Amateur ridden class while Neasa Haverty won the working hunter section. The Observer Cup for the best broodmare went to B & A Shannon, TRAVELLING SOLO, bay mare by The Traveller and Roger McGrath, Beg la Eile won the Beeches Stud Cup for champion thoroughbred broodmare. Richard Drohan's two year old grey filly hailed supreme in the young horse section taking champion filly of the show and overall young horse Champion. In the show hunter ponies, Finola Hennessy won the Ita Carroll Memorial Champion show hunter pony Cup with Slieve Bloom Barney. Heather Kent won the Devereux Manshop cup for champion leading rein with Brookwater Actionman. The Bobby Kennedy local lead rein class winner went to Aileen Goff's Crevelea Button Moon while Sharon Hallahan's St. James Gate won the Eamon Dwane's Champion pony confined to County Waterford. Julie Knoble's Nire Valley Fancy won the Lenihan Cup for Champion working hunter pony. In the cattle section, overall beef champion went to Wm Gubbins who also took Champion Charolais. Albert de Cogan was reserve beef champion and won the best Aberdeen Angus Bull. Donal Moloney won

Champion Limousin. Trevor Dudley won Champion Hereford while Peter O'Connell took Champion Simmental. Cillian Barco won the I.C.M.S.A. Cup for Champion junior stock person. Billy Fraher took top spot in the sheep section winning the Boolattin Cup. Nora Whelan won the best shearling ram and Patricia Fennell took best hogget ewe. Pat Whtye won best scotch ewe lamb and the breeders class. John O'Brien was awarded the Flynn Cup for best scotch ewe lamb shown by a child under 12 years. The Dog show once again proved extremely popular with a host of classes on offer and lots of entries. The Country Markets had wonderful home baking and produce for sale while the Home Industries overwhelmed us with the amazing arts, crafts and floral displays as well as local produce and home baking under the watchful eye of the judges. WLR entertained everyone all afternoon along with music from the Indigo Jazz Band and comedy provided by the Bachelors in Trouble. The Birds of Prey proved again a very popular attraction as did the Ardmore Mini Farm with their animals on tour. The Dungarvan Show would like to offer their huge thanks to our landowners, Mr. Billy Queally, Shanleys, Tom Broderick & Liam Whelan for the use of their lands for the show and also to all the people who make the show a success; sponsors, judges, stewards, parking and gate attendants, exhibitors, competitors and the hard working committee. We look forward to welcoming you all again next year!



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Evan Hickey 1st Prize for his otter in the Make a Model Class.

Téa Barry winner in Junior Baking for her Lemon Drizzle Cake pictured with Anne Phelan, Committee.

Dina Walshe with Aoibhe Gallagher winner in the Newspaper Colouring Competition.

Chloe Brennan, winning 1st Decorated Wooden Spoon in the Junior Craft Section and 2nd for her button craft. Kay O’Flynn Home Industries Committee with Michaeli Waide from Youghal winner of the Orchardstown Award for Best in Horticulture.

Mary Donnelly winner of the Gluten Free Brownies with her grandchild Grace who came second for decorating Queen Cakes and Joe with his Gingerbread Men. Alan Wilson with his outstanding display of Herbaceous Blooms.

Peggy Reynolds winning 1st Prize for her beautiful cotton crochet cloth, with Patricia O’Brien, Committee.

Bobby Mernagh pictured with his sister Mollie Mernagh who was the winner of the Maher Cup for Best Miniature Garden.

Emily Dalton with her prizewinning photo with Monica Dwane, Committee.

Marion de Búrca, Home Industries Committee with Odhran Walsh winner of the Best Mini Farm.

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HOME INDUSTRIES RESULTS FLORAL EXHIBITS 2. Just Foliage – 1st Mairead McGrath; 2nd Sue Wilson. 3. Small is Beautiful – 1st Maura Ahearne; 2nd Margaret McGrath. 4. Vertical Design 5 Flowers – Mary Fennell; 2nd Anne Hurley Wade Cup Best Floral – Mairéad McGrath Junior Classes 5. Miniature Garden – 1st Mollie Mernagh; 2rd LilyRose Walsh. 5a. Miniature Farm – 1st Odhran Walsh; 2nd Christine Sellars; 3rd Gearóid Hynes. 6. Make a Model – 1st Evan Hickey; 2nd Gearóid Hynes. 7. Wild Flowers – 1st Maeve O’Brien; 2nd Brianna Hickey; 3rd Elizabeth Sellars. 8. In My Wellie/Shoe - 1st Laila Ryan Joint 2nd Ella Hennessy & Catherine Hynes. 9. Mini Beach - 1st Rachel Drohan; 2nd Emily O’Brien; 3rd Caoimhe Houlihan. Maher Cup for Best Overall - Mollie Mernagh. CUT FLOWERS 10. Best Rose – 1st Margaret McGrath; Joint 2nd Noreen Carroll & Breeda Hickey. 11. Hydrangea– 1st Anne Hurley; 2nd Bridget Broderick & Dungarvan Community Hospital. 12. Floribunda – 1st Odhran Walsh. 13. Sweet Pea – Maura Ahearne 14. Dahlias – Tom Joe Hannigan. 15. Herbaceous – 1st Alan Wilson; Joint 2nd Angela Lynch & Noreen Carroll. 16. Shrub Stems – 1st Angela Lynch; 2nd Maura Ahearne. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES 17. Blackcurrants - 1st Lena Walsh. 19. Cabbage – Dungarvan Community Hospital. 20. Onions 1st Michaeli Waide; 2nd Aidan O’Rourke. 21. Peas – 1st Lena Walsh. 21a. Beans – 1st Lena Walsh. 22. Kidney Potatoes – 1st Kieran O’Keeffe. 24. Kieran O’Keeffe. 25. Lettuce – 1st Michaeli Waide. 26. Rhubarb – 1st Caitlín & Rian Manahan. 27. Courgettes – 1st Alan Wilson. 28. Tomatoes – 1st Peppy Neville. 29. Veg. Collection – 1st Michaeli Waide; 2nd Kieran O’Keeffe. 30. Herbs – 1st Mary Sugrue. Orchardstown Horticulture Award – Michaeli Waide. EGGS E1 Brown - 1st Tim Cliffe; 2nd Ruth Jones. Decorated Egg – Joint 2nd Alice O’Brien & Catherine Hynes. JAM 32. Strawberry - 1st Declan Flanagan; 2nd Kathleen Whyte. 33. Raspberry - 1st Andy Lynch; 2nd Declan Flanagan. 34. Blackcurrant - 1st Anne Hurley; 2nd Andree Cunningham. 35. Gooseberry – 1st Eoin Roddy; 2nd Andy Lynch. 36. Any other Variety – 1st Andree Cunningham; 2nd Peppy Neville. 37. Marmalade -1st Declan Flanagan. Best Overall Jam and winner of the Bernie Hobbs Perpetual Cup - 1st Andree Cunningham; 2nd Andy Lynch; 3rd Anne Hurley. HOMEMADE CAKES AND PASTRIES 39. White Soda – 1st Anne Veale. 41. Scones/Plain – 1st Peppy Neville 2nd Josephine Morrissey.

42. Scones Brown - 1st Josephine Morrissey. 43. Gluten Free Brownies - 1st Mary Donnelly. 44. Harvest Loaf- 1st Concepta Walsh. 45. Tea Brack – 1st Anne Phelan; 2nd Andree Cunningham. 46. Brown Bread/Loaf Tin - 1st Elaine Power; 2nd Josephine Morrissey. 47. Chocolate Biscuit – Joint 2nd Anne Veale & Declan Flanagan. 48. Fruit Tart –1st Maura Ahearne; 2nd Kathleen Whyte. 50. Lemon Drizzle – 1st Mary Fennell; Joint 2nd Declan Flanagan & Concepta Walsh. Junior: 1st Téa Barry. JUNIOR BAKING 51. Queen Cakes U-12 - 1st Catherine Hynes; Joint 2nd Emily Hickey & Beibhinn Walsh. 52. Decorated Queen Cakes - 1st Julie Robinson; Joint 2nd Grace Donnelly & Sarah Lane. 53. Scones - 1st Catherine Hynes. 54. Gingerbread Men - 1st Catherine Hynes. 55. Healthy Lunch Box – Joint 2nd Emily O’Brien & Sinead Connors. 56. Novelty Birthday Cake – 1st Róisín Connors; 2nd Julie Robinson. BEST BAKING CUP: Julie Robinson. JUNIOR CRAFTS 58 Needlework – Maedhbh Nic Gearailt; 2nd Róisin Connors. 58a Other – 1st Saoirse Zannis; 2nd Chloe Brennan. 58B Woodwork made in School - 1st Pádraig Hynes; 2nd Meadhbh Nic Gearailt. 58C Decorated Wooden Spoon 4-8 years - 1st Chloe Brennan; 2nd Sinead Connors; 3rd Ava Ryan. 9-12 years - 1st Gearóid Hynes; 2nd Laila Ryan; Joint 3rd Danya Yarouskaya & Caoimhe Connors. ADULT CRAFTS 59. Handknit DK - 1st Christine Heggs; 2nd Sandra Counahan. 60. Handknit for Child U-5 years - 1st Kathleen O’Sullivan; 2nd Kay Hannigan. 61. Aran - 1st Mary Ó Gríofa; 2nd Mary O’Connor. 62. Tea Cosy –Kay Hannigan. 63. Hand Knit for a Baby - 1st Mary O’Connor; 2nd Ruth Jones. 64. Handmade Bag – Ruth Jones. 65. Wool Crochet - 1st AnnMarie Lineen; 2nd Mary Murphy. 66. Cotton Crochet - 1st Peggy Reynolds; 2nd Renee Jordan. 67. Machine Patchwork – 1st Maura Curran. 68. Quilting – 1st Marion de Búrca. 69. Soft Toy - 1st Gráinne Zannis; 2nd Gaye Robinson. 70. Mountmellick - 1st Chris Cleary; 2nd Kathleen O’Sullivan. 71. Scarf – 1st Ruth Jones. 72. Handmade Christmas Decoration – 1st Gráinne Zannis; 2nd Kay Hannigan. 73. Best Cushion – 1st Olive Troy; 2nd Mary O’Connor. 74. Best Dressed Doll – 1st Agnes Kirwan. BEST CRAFT CUP (most outstanding Exhibit) & winner of the Dalton Jewellers Craft Prize - Christine Heggs. Moya Uí Dhómhnaill Award – Chris Cleary. JUNIOR ART COMPETITION ‘A DAY AT THE SHOW’ Sponsor: David Walsh School & Office Supplies 4-8 years - 1st Alice O’Brien; 2nd Ava Ryan. 9-12 years - 1st Aoibhe Devereux 2nd Micheál Byrne. 2. Bookmark – 1st Emma O’Donnell & Micheál Byrne.

3. Any Topic/Any Medium – 1st Sarah Lane. Special Award: Emily Dalton. ADULT ART COMPETITION Oils – 1st Kathleen Connery; 2nd Mary Curran. Watercolour - 1st Mary Nolan; 2nd Mary Curran. Acrylics - 1st Peggy Cotter. Special Needs Art (a) – 1st Annmarie O’Neill; 2nd Catherine Doran. (b) 1st William Coffey; 2nd Sheila Walsh RESULTS OF COLOURING COMPETITION IN THE OBSERVER AND LEADER NEWSPAPERS Sponsor: McDonald’s and David Walsh School & Office Supplies 4-7 years - 1st Morgan & Mary Kelly; Joint 2nd Elizabeth Sellars & Alice O’Brien. 8-12 years - 1st Sarah Buckley; Joint 2nd Aoibhe Gallagher & Kevin Curran. RAFFLE RESULTS (THANKS TO ALL OUR PRIZE SPONSORS) 1st Baumann Jeweller Voucher – Dina Walshe. 2nd Whitehorses Ardmore Voucher – Bríd Mulhall. 3rd Park Hotel Voucher - Breda Keane. 4th Gold Coast Voucher – Stephanie Tanner. 5th Dawn Meats Voucher – Emily Feeney. 6th Flahavan’s Hamper – Ed Lynch. 7th Shaws Gift – Peggy Reynolds. 8th Ormond’s Cafe Voucher – Dina Walshe. 9th Lynch’s Greenhouse Hamper – Patricia Foley. 10th New Images Salon – Bobby Mernagh. 11th Siobhán’s Hair Salon – Mary Power. Special thanks also to our Main Sponsors IFA Farm Family for their continued support. Thanks to all our Sponsors: Dungarvan Flower & Garden Club, Tom Curran, John Hobbs, Kerri at Brigid Ballot Flowers, Breda in Monica’s Shop Mary St., Houlihan Motor Factors, Catherine Kennedy Waterford, Mary Looby, Tom Fennell JCB Hire, Mike Fennell Tarmacadam, Pat & Robert Fennell Agri. Repair Service, Margaret Murray, Ann Power, Margaret Power, Maureen Veale, Caitríona Keating, Bernie Dwane Farm Lodge B&B, Fiona Power Tigh Súgradh Creche, Ballinroad ICA, Michelle Dwane Barnawee, Paddy Dwane Tool Hire, Bridget Kiely, Country Markets, Lisa in CountryLife at Glanbia and all the Committee members.Thanks to the Judges and all who entered our section. Thanks to all who came to see the Show. Thanks to Ria and Sarah of ‘Indigo Mood’ for their lovely music. HOME INDUSTRIES COMMITTEE Monica Dwane, Marion de Búrca, Anne Veale, Kay O’Flynn, Margaret Leahy, Ann Phelan, Patricia O’Brien, Anne O’Sullivan, Margaret Browne, H.I. Secretary Dina Walshe, Main Show Chairman Pat Cunningham & Secretary Sarah Conway. Thanks also to Kieran O’Connor, Sean Organ WLR,Tourist Office Staff, Jane Casey Florist, Observer & Leader Newspapers, Fiona Fitzgerald Principal St. Mary’s N.S. Special thanks to Ivy Ahern, Anne Hurley, Maureen Veale, Liam Curran, Mattie Wall, Eoghan Power, Eamonn Foley, Ollie Walshe and all our volunteers Caroline and Jo, Olivere, Fiona, Katy, Andrea, Anne, June and Mary. See you all next year.

Dina Walshe Secretary of the Home Industries Section receiving sponsorship from Breda Keane on behalf of the I.F.A. Farm Family

Julie Robinson pictured with Patricia O’Brien and Monica Dwane, Home Industries Committee, with her winning entries in the Baking Section. Julie won the cup for Best Overall.

Margaret McGrath holding her rose which won first prize in the Best Rose Section and receiving her cup from Anne O’Sullivan, Committee.

Andree Cunningham receiving the Bernie Hobbs Cup for the Best Overall Jam from Bríd O’Riordan and her granddaughter.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Cora McCarthy, Beeches Stud with the winner of the Beeches Stud Champion Thoroughbred Broodmare class won by Roger McGrath, Tiinniscart with Beg La Eile. Also includeed are Ivan Greene, Maeve McGrath, John McGrath, Roger McGrath and Joseph O'Donoghue, Judge. [Pat Crowley] Aberdeen Angus Champion sponsored by Gain Ruminant Nutrition – Maeve Regan, Ger O'Brien, Albert De Cogan, Jennifer De Cogan, Judge Louis Byrne. [Tom Hobbs]

Lois Chappell and Baily Green winner of the racehorse to riding horse class. Also included are Kieran O’Connor and Aaron Hayes.

1st Place Lamb in the Children’s Class Under 12 was Brian Veale pictured with Ryan O’Hare, Judge. [Tom Hobbs]

DOG SHOW RESULTS RING 1 Best Large Dog: 1st Sabine handed by Eppie and Afton; 2nd Benji - John Buckley; 3rd Ben - Eva Hogan. Best Medium Dog: 1st Rua - Phil O'Leary; 2nd Mollie - Elaine Whelan; 3rd Brandy - Eleanor Walsh. Best Small Dog: 1st Tiana - Sarah Morrissey; 2nd Donnie - Sarah Duggan; 3rd Fudge - Eleanor Walsh. Best Working Breed: Winner; Elaine Walsh. Dog Judge would like to take home: 1st Fudge Eleanor Walsh; 2nd Hoola - Kara Baumann; 3rd Cody - Trevor Morrissey.

Best Dressed Duo: 1st Maddie - The Curran Family; 2nd Cricket - Niamh Creagh. Overall Ring Championship: 1st Rua - Phil O'Leary; 2nd Fudge - Eleanor Walsh; 3rd Tiana Sarah Morrissey. RING 2 Waggiest Tail: Millie - Aisling O'Shea Best Haircut: Jasper - Martina McGrath. Most Obedient Dog: Maddie - The Curran Family Best Child Handler: Ben - Eva Hogan Overall Ring Winner/Best Family Pet: Millie Aisling O'Shea.

Aubrey Chapman presents the Bellard Cup for the Champion Ridden Hunter to Angus McDonnell, Wicklow riding Statesman. Also included are Rosemary and Claire Connors, George Chapman, Judge, and Alan Connors. [Pat Crowley] Simmental Pedigree Male Calf sponsored by Forestry Services Ireland – Erin Keating, Tommy Enright, Forestry Services Ireland, Judge Tom O'Riordan. [Tom Hobbs]

Katy Sue Bardon, Maynooth riding Princess Melody successful in the Leading Rein. [Pat Crowley]

Moira Walsh presents the Bobby Kennedy Cup for the Champion Local Leading Rein Pony to Nessa Goff, Butlerstown riding Creevelea Button Moon. Also included are Aileen Goff and Carole Adams, Judge. [Pat Crowley]

Presentation of the Reflections Crystal Trophy for the Champion Simmental – Peter O'Connell, Fiona O'Riordan. [Tom Hobbs]

Dungarvan Agricultural Show GAIN Dog Show - Champion Dog 2018; Phil O’Leary and his dog ‘Rua’ who won the Best Overall Dog at the Show, picture with Lisa Curran, GAIN/Glanbia Country Store, Irene McCarthy, Judge, and Jill Saunder (The Dog Lady). [Dan McGrath]

Carole Adams, Judge presents the Eamonn Dwane Cup for the Champion Local [Pat Crowley] Pony to Sharon Hallahan, Cappoquin riding St. James's Gate.

Molly & Bobby Mernagh present the Noel Devereux bronze for the Mini Pony Championship to Lucy Kent riding Brookwater Actionman. Also included are Noel [Pat Crowley] Devereux, Heather Kent and Carole Adams, Judge.

Tom Power presents the Terrence Morrissey Cup for the Champion Charolais to Avril Kinahan.

[Tom Hobbs]



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Dungarvan Agricultural Show results HORSE SECTION RIDDEN HUNTERS CUPS Bellard Cup – Champion Ridden Hunter - 241 Angus McDonald, STATESMAN, bay gelding by Ricardo Z Woodfield Cup - Champion 4 yr old Hunter - 34 Rosarie Collins, BOBBY BLUR, grey gelding by Killea Hillview Robin Hunt Memorial – Champion Working Hunter - 86 Alice Copithorne, SHANAGORE LUSTY Clodagh Connors Memorial Trophy - Ladies Side Saddle - 38 Claire Connors, REHY I’M A STAR, bay gelding by Harlequin Du Carel YOUNG HORSES CUPS Fitzgerald Trophy – Champion Young Horse of Show (Bridgie Terries) - 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master Jim & Angela Lynch Cup – Champion Filly of the Show - 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master Lenihan Cup – Champion Yearling - 95 Jimmy Clancy, BALLYLUSKEY BREEZE, bay filly by Spirit House Waterford Hunt Cup – Champion Two Year Old - 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master Al Eile Bronze – Champion 2 Year Old Filly - 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master West Waterford Hunt Cup – Champion Three Year Old - 110 Amy Dillon, chestnut filly by Boswell Mr Heart Breaker BROODMARE CUPS Observer Cup – Champion Broodmare (Non – Thoroughbred) - 1st 116 B & A Shannon, TRAVELLING SOLO, bay mare by The Traveller Beeches Stud – Champion Thoroughbred Broodmare - Roger McGrath, BEG LA EILE, bay mare by Lahib RIDDEN HUNTER Class 1 Heavy Weight Hunter or Huntress, 4 yr old & upwards to carry 13 stone and over (AIB) 03 Alice Copithorne, WELCOME JACK DIAMOND, chest gelding by Welcome Diamon 04 Ian Heffernan, CHICAGO DIAMOND, grey gelding by Kilcotton Cross 01 Amanda Power, SLEADY CASTLE HARRY, chest gelding by Baltdaniel Breeze Class 2 Medium Weight hunter and huntress, 4 year old and upwards to carry between 12s 7Ibs to 13s 7Ibs (AA Fire Safety) 1st 241 Angus McDonald,

STATESMAN, bay gelding by Ricardo Z 2nd 11 Rosarie Collins, MICK DUNDEE, bay gelding by Brookfield Floating Lux 3rd 09 Claire Connors, REHY I'M A STAR, bay gelding by Harlequin Du Carel Class 3 Lightweight hunter or huntress, 4 yrs old & upwards to carry up to 13 stone (Jennifer Maher, Solicitor) 1st 19 James Lynch, c/o Val Hyde, LAHARDEN LORD, brown gelding by Lancelot 2nd 22 Angela Mulcahy, c/o Rosemary Connors, FEELIN FINE, chestnut gelding 3rd 12 Pearl Johnson, GREENHALL DONAL, bay gelding by Financial Reward

4th 31 Felicity Ward, EPA MURRAY, grey gelding by Lukeskywalker Class 4 Small hunter or huntress not exceeding 160cms (Deise Veterinary Group) - 1st 34 Rosarie Collins, BOBBY BLUR, grey gelding by Killea Hillview; 2nd 33 Henry Carey, VON MOOCH, palomino mare; 3rd 23 Sally Sweeney, JACK MAGIC, bay gelding by Jack of Diamonds Hunter Champion Bellard Cup 241 Angus McDonald, STATESMAN, bay gelding by Ricardo Z Reserve Champion: 19 James Lynch, LAHARDEN LORD, brown gelding by Lancelot 4 yr old Champion Woodfield Cup 1st 34 Rosarie Collins, BOBBY BLUR, grey gelding by Killea Hillview Class 5 Clodagh Connors Memorial cup for the Ladies Hunter Side Saddle Class (Alan Connors) 1st 38 Claire Connors, REHY I’M A STAR, bay gelding by Harlequin Du Carel; 2nd 35 Philippa Manseragh Wallace, KILBRIDE BILLY JO, grey gelding by Billie Bank; 3rd 37 Amanda Power, SLEADY CASTLE HARRY, chest gelding by Baltdaniel Breeze Class 6 Open Racehorse to Riding horse (Horserail) - 1st 228 Lois Chappel, BAILY GREEN, bay gelding by Kings Theatre; 2nd 42 Jennifer Murphy, DOGBARRELLHILL, brown gelding by Anshan; 3rd 43 Nicki Russell, BECKWITH STAR, bay gelding by Fleminsfirth Class 7 Amateur Class confined to amateur riders (Suir Garages Ltd) - 1st 50 Mary Deirdre Kinsella, TULLYROAN CRACKER, chest gelding; 2nd 55 Thomas & Hannah Galvin,

Jim Lynch presenting the Jim & Angela Lynch Cup for the Champion Filly of the Show to Richard Drohan and Katie Mariosa. Also included is the Judge Joseph O’Donoghue. [Pat Crowley]

Willie Power presenting the Observer Cup for the Champion Broodmare to Richard and Abbie Shannon, Murroe with Travelling Gold. [Pat Crowley] POLYANNA STAR, grey mare by Diamond Jackie; 3rd 46 Sinead Barry, STORMZY, grey gelding by Carrickrock Close; 4th 59 Stephanie Hennessey, KNOCKROE OCEAN DUBH, bay gelding by Clover Dubh; 5th 47 Faith Morris, BRIDGESTONE BOY, brown gelding by Tynagh Miller; 6th 247 Tonya Fortune, PADDY SOX Class 8 Amateur working hunter class (Suir Garages Ltd) 1st 73 Neasa Haverty, THE STATESMAN, grey gelding by Coronea Loughine; 2nd 227 Jason Dunphy, OH GRAND MASTER, grey gelding by Ard Grandpa; 3rd 74 Geraldine McMahon, COUGAR MOUNTAIN, grey gelding by Cougar; 4th 69 Edeline Kent, SAILORS HILL, grey gelding by Sailorman; 5th 248 Patricia Molloy, SILVER Class 9 Working hunter or huntress (West Waterford Hunt & Eurofins Food Testing Ireland Ltd) - 1st 86 Alice Copithorne, SHANAGORE LUSTY; 2nd 224 Ian Heffernan, CHICAGO DIAMOND; 3rd 85 Alice Copithorne, WELCOME JACK DIAMOND; 4th 87 Alice Copithorne, JUST A FAIRYTALE; 5th 82 Blanche Starling, RATHMANNA BLING; 6th 276 Robin Hunt Memorial Trophy for Champion working hunter Champion: 86 Alice Copithorne, SHANAGORE LUSTY Reserve Champion: 224 Ian Heffernan, CHICAGO DIAMOND Class 10 The All Ireland Thoroughbred horse working hunter championship qualifier (Horserail) - 1st 90 Pauline Dahill, TATTON CROSS, bay gelding by Mountain High; 2nd 91 Pauline Dahill, TARA BROWN, bay mare by Scorpion; 3rd 94 Rae-Ann Barry, WAT A LEGEND, bay gelding by Watar YOUNG HORSES Class 11 Half Bred Yearling Colt, Gelding or filly (The Family of the late Marcella Fitzgerald, Tramore Racecourse & Lismore Estates) - 1st 95 Jimmy Clancy, BALLYLUSKEY

BREEZE, bay filly by Spirit House; 2nd 101 Bob O'Keeffe, SHANAGORE JANET, bay filly by Newmarket Venture; 3rd 97 Tom Power, bay filly by Craigsteel Class 12 Two year old Colt, Gelding or Filly (Al Eile Stud) 1st 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master; 2nd 103 Thomas Griffen, RATHDRUM DUCHESS, bay filly by Spirit House; 3rd 102 Julie Radden, GERRY'S MOMENT, by Barely a Moment. Class 14 Three year old colt, gelding or filly (Tramore Racecourse) - 1st 110 Amy Dillon, chestnut filly by Boswell Mr Heart Breaker; 2nd 237 Henry Foley, MR. QUALITY CRUZ, chest colt by Obos Quality; 3rd 109 Tom Clancy,TC MISS QUALITY CRUISE, chest filly by Obos Quality Champion: 105 Richard Drohan, KATIE MARIOSA, grey filly by Golden Master BROOD MARES Class 15 Half bred Brood Mare in foal, not suckling a foal (Lismore Estates) - 1st 112 Julie Radden, ROSE GARLAND, bay mare by Mr. H. VII; 2nd 115, John & Julia Crosbie, HAN-

KALAINE, bay mare by Hankalo; 3rd 114 Harry Gray, COCO JO, bay filly by Chacoa Class 16 Half bred brood mare with foal at foot. Judged 60% on mare and 40% on foal (Pat Cunningham) - 1st 116 B & A Shannon, TRAVELLING SOLO, bay mare by The Traveller; 2nd 131 Trevor Horgan, ANONYME, chestnut mare by Aldatus Z; 3rd 117 Pascal Connolly, KILMANAHAN RUBY DIAMOND, bay mare by Colin Diamond Class 17 Half bred colt foal (Nugent’s Centra) - 1st 118 B & A Shannon, colt foal by Lansdowne; 2nd 236 Trevor Horgan, SMOKIE, chest colt by Road to Happiness Class 18 Half bred filly foal (Benny Crowley & Gillian King) 119 Pascal Connolly, bay filly by Guinness KWPN Class 20 Thoroughbred brood mare stinted in foal or with foat at foot (Beeches Stud & Hal Chavasse) - 1st 122 Roger McGrath, BEG LA EILE, bay mare by Lahib; 2nd 120 Kesha Harding & Eudora O'Connor, PLAYHARA, bay mare by Kings Theatre; 3rd 123 Connery Family, c/o Rodger McGrath, THYNETOCATCHER

Rosemary Connors presenting the Woodfield Cup for the Champion 4 year old ridden hunter to Rosarie Collins, Rosscarbery riding Bobby Blur. [Pat Crowley]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



PONY SECTION PONIES Ita Carroll Cup – Champion Show Hunter Pony - 125 Finola Hennessy, SLIEVE BLOOM BARNEY, bay gelding Reserve: 229 Emily Widger, WINDEMERE CRỀME BRULE Noel Devereux Bronze – Mini-Champion Hunter Pony Champion: 143 Heather Kent, BROOKWATER ACTIONMAN Reserve: 136 Tessa Gunn, ERWFAIR NORA Bobby Kennedy Cup – Champion Local Leading Rein 158 Aileen Goff, CRREVELEA BUTTON MOON Eamonn Dwane – Champion Local Un-Registered Pony Champion: 180 Sharon Hallahan, ST JAMES GATE Reserve: 174 Hannah Curran PRINCE GEORGE Mary Cunningham Cup – Champion Connemara - 1st 189 Carmel Melody, NIRE VALLEY HOPE Lenihan Cup – Champion Working Hunter Pony - Champion: 67 Julie Knoble, NIRE VALLEY FANCY SHOW HUNTER PONIES Class 21 Open 153cm Show Hunter Pony Class (Country Store) 1st 125 Finola Hennessy, SLIEVE BLOOM BARNEY, bay gelding; 2nd 124 Belle Walsh, HARVEY BLAZING IRON, skewbald gelding Class 22 Open 143cms Show Hunter Pony Class (John Halpin, Farrier) - 1st 127 Peter Wright, BELMONT BEAU, grey gelding by Coill Rua Champ; 2nd 128 W. Shanahan, GOOD WILL, grey mare Class 23 Open 133cms Show Hunter Pony (Eurofins Food Testing Ireland Ltd) - 1st 229 Emily Widger, WINDEMERE CRỀME BRULE; 2nd 131 Brid Furlong, MAYFIELD MILLY MOLLY, chestnut mare; 3rd 132 Melissa O'Connor, LUCIFER, grey gelding by Breeton Dai Class 24 Open Show Starter Stakes for open and novice ponies (Eurofins Food Testing Ireland Ltd) - 1st 133 Jane Hancock, ROCKYVIEW BRIGHTSPARK, palomino gelding; 2nd 135 Melissa O'Connor, LUCIFER, grey gelding by Breeton Dai; 3rd 230 Emily Widger, BUNBURY SUAREZ; 4th 244 Maeve Kennedy, CASPER THE GHOST Class 25 Open Show Hunter Pony First Ridden (Frances Carroll) 1st 136 Tessa Gunn, ERWFAIR NORA; 2nd 234 Brenda Lawlor, c/o Emily Widger, AMESBURY QUEEN BEE; 3rd 258 Kevin O'Dwyer, BOLOUGHEERA BLUEBERRY; 4th 259 Maeve Kennedy, TOMMY Open Leading Rein not exceeding 123cms (Jack Cusack Agri Services) - 1st 143 Heather Kent, BROOKWATER ACTIONMAN; 2nd 141 Aine Brennan, PROCLINS PRINCE CHARMING; 3rd 235 Brendan Lawlor, c/o Emily Widger, AMESBURY QUEEN BEE; 4th 147 Aileen Goff, CREEVELEA BUTTON MOON; 5th 259 Maeve Kennedy, TOMMY; 6th 143 Ruth Collins, PRINCESS MELODY Class 27 Leading Rein not exceeding 138cms confined to Co Waterford (Five Naughts Stud) - 1st 158 Aileen Goff, CRREVELEA BUTTON MOON; 2nd 163 Sharon Hallahan, BEWLEYS SHOOTING STAR; 3rd 165 Edel Smiddy, JESSY GINGER; 4th 169 Raymond Beresford, DAWN; 5th 166 Hazel Crowley; 6th 168 Sinead Collender Class 28 Unregistered Ponies 138cms and over confined to Co Waterford (Rosemary Connors, Woodfield Sport horses) - 1st 174 Hannah Curran PRINCE GEORGE; 2nd 173 Mary Collender, MISTER MAXWELL; 3rd 175 Hazel Crowley; 4th 172 c/o Donna's Livery Stables, DLS JESSIE Class 29 Unregistered Ponies not exceeding 153cms confined to Co Waterford (Raymond Beresford) - 1st 180 Sharon Hallahan, ST JAMES GATE; 2nd 178 W. Shanahan, GOOD WILL; 3rd 181 Sharon Hallahan, NORTHSIDE TEMPO; 4th 177 Susan Doran, IHWT STIMPY; 5th 179 Sarah Duggan Sullivan; 6th Belle Walsh, HARVEY BLAZING IRON Class 30 Registered Connemara Mare or Gelding four year old and upwards to be shown under saddle (Pat Cunningham) - 1st 189 Carmel Melody, NIRE VALLEY HOPE; 2nd 183 Julia Knoble, NIRE VALLEY FANCY; 3rd 188 Kate Rath Doyle, MONAGHANSTOWN RORY; 4th 184 Joan Vaughan, BOARING CRUISE; 5th 182 Philipa Manseragh Wallace, DERRYMORE PADDY FINN Class 31 Open 153 Working hunter pony (The Hunt Family) - 1st 196 Laura Widger, GORTNALAE DUN; 2nd 268 Richard Rohan, LUCKY MILESTONE; 3rd 195 CHRISTINE HARTE, FANISK NOW OR NEVER; 4th 274 Noreen Hayes, KATY; 5th 193 Susan Doran, IHWT STIMPY; 6th 194 Tara Walsh, SEABALLY TIMMY Class 32 Registered Connemara Mare or Gelding working hunter (Harry and Gwen Grey) - 1st 67 Julie Knoble, NIRE VALLEY FANCY; 2nd 198 Tara Walsh, CLONBERNE LARRY; 3rd 232 Emily Widger, CRE DUBH BOY Class 33 Open 143 Working hunter pony (Comeragh Veterinary) 1st 203 Laura Widger, GRANTSTOWN TOKYO; 2nd 233 Emily Widger, CRE DUBH BOY; 3rd 204 W. Shanahan, GOOD WILL; 4th 206 Suzanne Sheehy, CHARLIE'S FRIEND; 5th 273 Noreen Hayes, PRINCE CLASSIC Class 34 Open 133 Working Hunter Pony (AIB) - 1st 209 Jane Hancock, CORRIES JACK IN A BOX; 2nd 208 Christine Harte, TANTASSIG MISS; 3rd 210 Hannah Curran, PRINCE GEORGE Class 35 Open Working Starter Stakes (Gray Agri and Transport) 1st 214 Jane Hancock, ROCKYVIEW BRIGHTSPARK; 2nd 213 Christine Harte, TANTASSIG MISS; 3rd 262 Kevin O'Dwyer, BOLOUGHEERA BLUEBERRY; 4th 215 Melissa O'Connor, LUCIFER.

Frances Carroll presenting the Ita Carroll Cup for the Champion Show Pony to Edward Hennessy, Dungourney riding Slieve Bloom Barney. Also included is the Pony Judge Carole Adams. [Pat Crowley]

SHOWJUMPING 1.20m Munster Series - 1, Tim Beecher’s Loughnatousa Sheldon (Tadhg Beecher); 2, Ballywalter Farms’ Harmonie L (Nicholas D. Connors); 3, David Moran’s Derg Showtime (David Moran); 4, James Noonan’s CULLINAGH UG (Patrick Joyce); 5, Ann Connors’ Holy Blue (Nicholas D. Connors); 6, John Joyce’s Ballyknock Vivendi Blaze (Patrick Joyce). 1.35m CONNOLLY's RED MILLS MUNSTER GRAND PRIX - 1, Ann Connors’ Lantino 31 (Nicholas D. Connors); 2, Ian Smyth’s Capitol Cruis (Francis Connors); 3, Paddy O'Donnell’s Minority Report (Paddy O'Donnell); 4, Edward Mulligan’s Lucy Penny (Paddy O'Donnell); 5, John Joyce’s Piltown S (Patrick Joyce); 6, Derry Kingston’s Carrigeen Trend (Dolores Kingston). Amateur A & AA Grand Prix - 1, Michelle Griffin’s Hillviews Rough Diamond (Michelle Griffin); 2, Nora Drennan’s Gods Gift (Gemma Drennan); 3, Bobby Flynn’s Bahrain Prince (Gary Flynn); 4, Aoife Drennan’s Sandbrook Girl (Aoife Drennan); 5, Neasa Haverty’s The Statesman (Neasa Haverty); 6, Tim O’Sullivan’s Barryscourt Clover Prince (Tim O’Sullivan). Horseware 1.10m Two Phase - 1, Marie Hartley’s Kilpatrick Fred (Marie Hartley); 2, Thomas J O'Riordan’s Garraunfadda Bo Son (Jess Widger); 3, Michael Houlihan’s Flash Van De Kwakkelhoek (Hannah Houlihan); 4, John Joyce’s Milan Cruise (Melissa Joyce); 5, Mary Jo Browne’s Midnight Daisy (Ciara Browne); 6, Gerard Curtin’s WALKING IN PARIS (Gerard Curtin). Horses 90cm Sponsored by I Eye Optitions - Divided between John Fennell’s Comeraghs Marshal (John Fennell), Rory Costigan’s GRC Billy (Gemma Phelan), Mary Jo Browne’s Skid Solo (Ciara Browne). Horses 1m - Sponsored by Raymond Beresford Farrier - 1, John Fennell’s Comeraghs Joker (John Fennell). PONIES 128 90cm - Sponsored by Vetericyn - 1, Powers Equine’s Sasha ( HPA ) (Ellen Power); 2, Virginia Cassidy’s Kilcraathan Princess (Ben Cassidy); 3, Kathryn Lynch’s Coppenagh Calypso Czar (Donal Lynch); 4, Patrick Davern’s Ballyvalley Liberty (Calum Davern); 5, Virginia Cassidy’s Lynmarie Smartie (Ben Cassidy); 6, Dearbhla Moloney’s Rachel's Rory (Charlie Weldon). 128cm 1m - Sponsored by Mike Murray - 1, Dearbhla Moloney’s Magnificant Magnet (Charlie Weldon); 2, Patrick Davern’s Ballyvalley Liberty (Calum Davern); 3, Laurence Costello’s Sparkling Mr Tigger (Pierce Costello). 138 1m Sponsored by Radio Fence - 1, George Hogg’s Cromwell Crusader (Oisin Hogg); 2, Julie Roche’s Sandy (W) (Jane Roche); 3, Virginia Cassidy’s Lord Ivy (Jane Cassidy). 138 1.10m Sponsored by Gliddaun Stud - 1,Virginia Cassidy’s Lord Ivy (Jane Cassidy); 2, Michael O'Shea’s Eden Flight (Lorna O'Shea). 148 1m - Sponsored by Mike Buckley Equine Dentist - Divided

between Dearbhla Moloney’s Ashlawn King (Jack Kelly), William O’Brien’s Stuart Prince (Annmarie Hynes), J.J. Joyce’s Mystical Twilight (Chloe Joyce), Dearbhla Moloney’s Shangan Cha-Ja-Gra (Jack Kelly), Ollie Steele’s Westide Mirah Jack (Alana-Rose Steele), Noreen Hayes’ Prince Classic (Siobhan Davern Hayes), Michael O'Shea’s Loughnageer Pauline (Rachel O'Shea). 148 1.10m Sponsored by Cleanzone Technology - 1, Grainne Ryan’s Caher Dubh (James Connors Smyth); 2, Vera Griffin’s Doe Mate (Robyn Moran); 3, Carolyn Lynch’s Henrietta Star (Robyn Moran); 4, Claire Ryan’s Burning Rebel (James Connors Smyth); 5, Dara Mellerick’s Maximum Master X (Eric Mellerick); 6, Gill Connors’s Brownhill Flash (James Connors Smyth). 148 1.20m Sponsored by Tom Fleming Equine Dentist - 1, Grainne Ryan’s Caher Dubh (James Connors Smyth); 2, Vera Griffin’s Doe Mate (Robyn Moran); 3, Carolyn Lynch’s Henrietta Star (Robyn Moran). Walter Reape Newcomers League 50cm - Divided between Edel Dore’s Cill Chan Kenny (JACK DORE), Paula Widger’s Four Fabulous Feet (Sam Widger), Philip Horgan’s Jennie's Dream (Katelyn Horgan), Heather De Bromhead’s Lemon Twist (Mia de Bromhead), Heather Kent’s Lotso (David Kent), Heather De Bromhead’s Maisy (Georgia De Bromhead). 128 70cm Sponsored by Shanakill House Riding Centre - Divided between Paula Widger’s Four Fabulous Feet (Sam Widger), Heather De Bromhead’s Maisy (Georgia De Bromhead), Julie Roche’s Red Hot Patootie (Mia de Bromhead), Hazel Crowely’s Whos Cs Magic (James Crowley), Heather De Bromhead’s Wishworthy Jack Norey (Jack De Bromhead). 128 80cm Sponsored by Shanakill House Ridng Centre - Divided between Kathryn Lynch’s Coppenagh Calypso Czar (Donal Lynch), Liam McCarthy’s Knocka Snoopy (Molly McCarthy), Shane Brosnan’s Miss Valentine (Jackson Brosnan ), Shane Brosnan’s PARC Pixie (Jackson Brosnan), Jack Lynch’s Stookeen Star (Lilian Lynch), Fiona O’Brien’s Thumbellina (April-Rose O'Brien), Heather De Bromhead’s Wishworthy Jack Norey (Jack De Bromhead). 148cm 80cm - No Entries for this Class. 138cm 80cm Sponsored by Crest Cleaners - 1, Liz Jolly’s Dawn Dusty (Lauren Kiely). 138cm 90cm - Sponsored by - Divided between Roger McGrath’s Caol Roxy (Michael McGrath), George Hogg’s Cromwell Crusader (Oisin Hogg), Liz Jolly’s Dawn Dusty (Lauren Kiely). 148cm 90cm - Divided between Christine O'Donnell’s Cruising For Fun (Sarah O'Donnell), Sean Kelly’s Knockmoy Princess (Kyle Kelly), Elaine O’Sullivan’s Paddy Joe (C.P.B.S) (Ciara O Sullivan). 128 85cm U-10 - 1, Dearbhla Moloney’s Magnificant Magnet (Charlie Weldon); 2, Julie Roche’s Red Hot Patootie (Pippa Roche); 3, Dearbhla Moloney’s Rachel’s Rory (Charlie Weldon).



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Dungarvan Agricultural Show results CATTLE SECTION CUP WINNERS 2018 Radley Spire Trophy - Overall Beef Champion - Wm Gubbins I.C.M.S.A. Cup – Champion Junior Stock Person - Cillian Barco Nell Collender Memorial Cup – Reserve Beef Champion of Show – A De Cogan Coolmore Stud Cup – Champion Hereford – Trevor Dudley Reflections Crystal Trophy - Champion Simmental- Peter O'Connell Terence Morrissey Cup – Champion Charolais - Wm Gubbins Villiers Stuart Cup – Champion Limousin – Donal Moloney Albert De Cogan 50 Years On Trophy – Best Aberdeen Angus Bull - A De Cogan HEREFORDS Class 1 Ped male born on or after 1/7/17 (Jim Quinn) - 1st 01 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY OZZY, bred by Exh, Sire: Cill Cormack Casper; 2nd 02 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY OSCAR, bred by Exh, Sire: Clooncullane King. Class 2 Ped female born on or after 1/7/17 (Eurogene AI) - 1st 05 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY LASS ORCHID, bred by Exh, Sire: Glaslough Judge; 2nd 04 Billy Fitzgerald, KILSUNNY LASS OPAL; 3rd 03 Billy Fitzgerald, KILSUNNY LASS OPRAH. Class 3 Pedigree born between 1/1/16 and 30/06/17 (Cotter Agri Contractors) - 1st 07 Trevor Dudley Class 4 Ped male or female any age (Osmonds/Jim Foskin) 1st 01 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY OZZY, bred by Exh, Sire: Cill Cormack Casper; 2nd 11 Trevor Dudley; 3rd 09 Billy Fitzgerald. Gain Ruminant Nutrition - Champion: 01 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY OZZY, bred by Exh, Sire: Cill Cormack Casper Reserve Champion: 02 Trevor Dudley, KILSUNNY OSCAR, bred by Exh, Sire: Clooncullane King SIMMENTALS Class 5 Ped, female born on or before 1/12/15 and 31/07/17 (Kill Agricultural Services) - 1st 05 Nigel Hogan; 2nd 01 Michael Keating. Class 6 Ped Cow any age or bull born on or before 31/07/17 (FDC Accountants) - 1st 04 Peter & Marion O'Connell, RACEVIEW HIS ROYAL, bred by Exh, Sire: SI677 - 1st 03 Garrett Behan Class 7 Ped Female born on or between 1/8/17 and 30/11/17 (Terence Morrissey) - 1st 08 Keith Vickery, CAREBERY JAYLER, bred by Exh; 2nd 07 Peter & Marion O'Connell, RACEVIEW JOLLY DIANA KIM, bred by Exh; 3rd 05 Michael Keating, KICKAM'S JACEY, bred by Exh, Sire: Sonnyboy. Class 8 Ped male born on or between 1/8/16 and 30/11/16 (Forestry Services) - 1st 10 Michael Keating, KICKHAMS JUPITER, bred by Exh, Sire: Curraheen Tyson; 2nd 11 Keith Vickery, CARBERRY JACKSON, bred by Exh Class 9 Ped. Male or Female born on or after 1/12/17 (Dairygold) - 1st 18 Nigel Hogan, RATHNASHAN JASPER; 2nd 19 Nigel Hogan, RATHNASHAN JEREMT ET; 3rd 17 Peter & Marion O'Connell, RACEVIEW KWYNN NICOLETTE, bred by Exh. Sire:YFK. Champion: 04 Peter & Marion O'Connell, RACEVIEW HIS ROYAL, bred by Exh, Sire: SI677 Reserve: 10 Michael Keating, KICKHAMS JUPITER, bred by Exh, Sire: Curraheen Tyson CHAROLAIS Class 10 Ped. Male or Female born on or after 01/9/17 (Irish Charolais Society) - 1st 05 Gerry O'Keeffe; 2nd 01 Eoin Reid, KILTORCAN NELLY, bred by Exh. Sire: Goldstar Echo; 3rd 04 Gerry O'Keeffe Class 11 Ped. Female born on or between 01/08/16 and 31/08/17 (Roadstone) - 1st 03 William R. Gubbins, CUSH NARA, bred by Exh. Sire: Mullaghdoo Elite Champion: 11 William R. Gubbins, CUSH NARA, bred by Exh. Sire: Mullaghdoo Elite Reserve: 05 Gerry O'Keeffe ABERDEEN ANGUS Class 12 Ped. Female born on or between 1/9/15 and 31/8/17 (Dovea AI) - 1st 01 Albert De Cogan, CHEEKLAW PRU, bred by Exh. Sire: Cardona Proud Punch; 2nd 02 Albert De Cogan,

MOGEELY LADY HAZEL, bred by Exh. Sire: Rosemead Karona; 3rd 03 John Barlow, GURTAVOHER NATASHA, bred by Exh. Sire: Castlelough Midnight Brandy Class 13 Ped. cow any age (Donal O'Reilly) - 1st 08 Albert De Cogan, KNOCKADRINAN BLACKBIRD; 2nd 09 John O'Brien, CLOONCOLLIGAN MINNIE Class 14 Ped. male born or after 1/9/17 (Aberdeen Angus Society) - 1st 15 Keith Vickey, CARBERY PAXTON, bred by Exh; 2nd 12 Albert de Cogan, MOGEELY DREAMER, bred by Exh. Sire: Wedderlie Blackbox; 3rd 11 Albert de Cogan, MOGEELY JERRY, bred by Exh, Sire: Wedderlie Oscalade Class 15 Ped. female born on or after 1/9/17 (FBD Insurance) - 1st 16 Albert de Cogan, MOGEELY BLACKBIRD, bred by Exh. Sire: Rosemead Karona; 2nd 17 Albert de Cogan, MOGEELY DIANA, bred by Exh. Sire: Wedderlie Oscalade; 3rd 18 John O'Brien, KILCRAHEEN PENNY, bred by Exh. Sire: Mogeely Mr. Bim Class 16 Ped. Female born on or before 31/8/17 (IFAC) 1st 21 Albert De Cogan, CHEEKLAW JAKE ERIC, bred by D. Lucas.. Sire: Cardona Proud Punch Champion & Reserve - Albert De Cogan LIMOUSIN Class 17 Ped. Male or female born on or before 31/8/17 (Farm Relief Services) - 1st 03 Donal Moloney, ARDNACRUSHA LORD OF THE RINGS, bred by Exh. Sire:VIL; 2nd 01 William R. Gubbins, CUSH MULLARY, bred by Exh. Sire: Mullary Intrepid; 3rd 02 Donal Moloney, Klie, bred by Exh. Sire: Sympa Class 18 Ped. Male born on or after 1/9/17 (Pat Harty) - 1st 05 Keith Vickery, CARBERY MERCURY, bred by Exh; 2nd 04 Donal Moloney, ARDNACRUSHA MCGREGOR, bred by Exh. Sire: Lodge Hamlet Class 19 Ped. Female born on or after 1/9/17 (Limousin Society) - 1st 06 Donal Moloney, ARDNACRUSHA MIRACLE, bred by Exh. Sire: Lodge Hamlet; 2nd 07 Donal Moloney, ARDNACRUSHA MERCEDES, bred by Exh. Sire: Wilodge Jaskins; 3rd 08 Keith Vickery, CARBERY MEADOW LASS, bred by Exh Gain Ruminant Nutrition: Champion: 03 Donal Moloney, ARDNACRUSHA LORD OF THE RINGS, bred by Exh. Sire:VIL Reserve: 05 Keith Vickery, CARBERY MERCURY, bred by Exh Class 20 Beef Pair Class, open to all breeds. Best pair of Beef animals, male or female, pedigree or non pedigree, any breen born on or after 1/1/16 (Dawn Meats) - 1st 01 William R Gubbins; 2nd 02 Albert De Cogan; 3rd 09 Jerry O'Keeffe. Class 21 The Pat Den Munster Junior Beef Championship open to all breeds, pedigree or non pedigree animals, male or female born on or after 1/1/16 (Pat Denn) - 1st 01 William R Gubbins; 2nd 02 William R Gubbins; 3rd 07 Donal Moloney; 4th 08 Donal Moloney; 5th 10 Peter O'Connell. Class 23 I.C.M.S. A. Junior Stock Person pedigree or non pedigree calf any breed led by child aged 16 or under on day of show (ICMSA) - 1st 02 Cilian Barlow; 2nd 01 Daragh Barlow; 3rd 03 Ted O'Connell; 4th 04 Patrick Millerick; 5th 05 Paudie Keane Glanbia Ruminant Nutrition: Overall Beef Champion of the Show: Class 21, No. 01. Wm Gubbins Reserve Champion: Class 16, No. 21. Albert De Cogan.

Charolais Champion of the Show sponsored by Gain Ruminant Nutrition – Avril Kinahan, Judge Tom O'Riordan and Ger O'Brien, Gain Ruminant Nutrition. [Tom Hobbs]

SHEEP SECTION CUPS The Boolattin Perpetual Challenge Cup – Billy Fraher John Harrington Cup for the best Shearling Ram – Nora Whelan William Carey Cup for best Hogget Ewe – Patricia Fennell Michael Walsh Comeragh Inn Cup for best Scotch Ewe Lamb - Pat Whyte Tommy Fahey Breeders Cup for Breeders Class - Pat Whyte Flynn Cup, Park Hotel for best Scotch Ewe Lamb shown by child under 12 - John O'Brien SHEEP SECTION Class 1 Best aged ram - 1st 01 John Walsh; 2nd 02 Noel P. Walsh. Class 2 Best Shearling Ram - 1st 08 John Walsh; 2nd 04 Pat Whyte; 3rd 06 Billy Fraher. Class 3 Best Aged ewe - 1st 18 Billy Fraher; 2nd 16 Pat Whyte; 3rd 19 Noel P. Walsh. Class 4 Best Hogget ewe - 1st 20 John Walsh; 2nd 23 Pat Whyte; 3rd 24 Patricia Fennell. Class 5 Best Ewe lamb - 1st 31A Pat Whyte; 2nd 27 Billy Fraher; 3rd 25 Patricia Fennell.

Class 6 Best Ram lamb - 1st 39 Pat Whyte; 2nd 38 Patricia Fennell; 3rd 33 Noel P. Walsh. Class 7 Breeders Class - 1st 44 John Walsh; 2nd 42 Pat Whyte; 3rd 43 Billy Fraher. Class 8 Children's Class: Best Scotch Ewe Lamb exhibited by a child of 12 years or under - 1st 46 Brian Veale; 2nd 49 Patricia Fennell; 3rd 48 Shay Walsh; 4th 51 Rian Casey; 5th 50 Oisin Casey; 6th Eoin Veale. Female of the Year – Champion 20 John Walsh.

Overall Champion of the Show:- Patrick O’Sullivan; John Walsh, Owner and Judge Ryan O’Hare.

[Tom Hobbs]

COUNTY NEWS NEWSREEL … Anxious or Depressed?

Dungar van Tidy Towns

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: 1800 804 848. You are not alone! Please note change in time.

Irish Red Cross Portlaw Branch WE wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who have been providing an amazing number of volunteer hours at car races, equestrian events, athletic events and many more during the past months. From the Promenade and Konnect Festivals as well as polo cross in Tramore over Autograss in Ballysaggart, the Emergency Services Day and Community Hospital Garden Party in Dungarvan, cycles in Dungarvan and on the Greenway as well as Comeragh Wild Festival events in Portlaw and many more, you are doing us all proud. We are honoured to play our part in providing medical cover for the All Together Now Festival in Curraghmore, along with the medical company contracted this weekend and would like to wish everybody a wonderful weekend. We will have a number of Irish Red Cross volunteers joining us from other parts of the country for this significant undertaking. Please stop and say hello if you meet any of our members.

Tallow Ballynoe Game Preservation Association Annual BBQ OUR annual BBQ is taking place on Sunday, 5th August in Clancy’s Bar, Tallow. Starting at 5.00 p.m. with music by Mike Sheehan. We will be having a raffle and an auction on the night. This year we will be making a donation to The Philip Daly Trust Fund. Looking forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be a great night!

Some of Wednesday night’s Litter Pick volunteer group. ENTENTE Florale might be finished but SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition is still ongoing! We will be judged in August. We ask you are all still aware of the importance of keeping our town looking clean and tidy. If you would place litter in the bin, cigarette butts in the ashtrays you will be doing your little bit to contribute to Tidy Towns. Dungarvan Tidy Town Group is getting bigger and better every single week. We love to welcome new faces. Last Wednesday July 25th we set off to clean Wolfe Tone Road and Linear Park, however due to the large amount of people that turned up we got much more done including The Beaches, Casey Ville, St. Patrick’s Cresent, Whites Orchard, O’Connell Street, Shandon, Davis Street, Stephen Street. A happy surprise was, as some volunteers

were litter picking some residents came out of there homes to help. It’s brilliant!! Well done to all. This evening you will find us meeting at 'The Pond', Abbeyside from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Please come along for one hour in the fresh air have a chat, a walk, make new friends and help keep our town tidy! TIP OF THE WEEK The Swift is an iconic urban bird that migrates to Ireland for summer nesting. Though similar in appearance to swallows Swifts are actually part of the hummingbird family. They are one of the fastest flying birds in Ireland and spend most of their life in the air. After leaving the nest a young Swift may spend two years in the air before landing again. They eat, sleep and mate on the wing

and only land to build their nests and rear their young. However this is when the Swift relies on us, because they usually build their nests in the roofs and eaves of buildings. As our house building methods have got better and less draughty and our older buildings are restored to modern standards there are fewer nesting sites for Swifts. There has been a 40% drop in Swift numbers in Ireland in just the last fifteen years, so its vital we protect existing breeding sites and offer more nesting boxes for our speedy summer visitors. Contact us on if you are concerned about protecting a nesting site in your area. For more information in general contact Birdwatch Ireland or

The Déise Animal Sanctuary is coming to Dungarvan! ON Saturday, 4th August, from 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., volunteers from the Déise Animal Sanctuary will be in and around Grattan Square with their donation buckets. This is our first bucket collection of 2018. We hope you will come by and say hello, meet some cute rescue animals and support this registered, non-profit charity (CHY21017). The Déise Animal Sanctuary, run by Pat and Rob, takes in animals in crisis and rehomes as many as possible. Those that do not find a home remain at the sanctuary. On a typical day there are more than 200 hundred creatures of all kinds at the Sanctuary. These creatures depend on Pat and Rob. And Pat and Rob depend on the people of Dungarvan and the rest of County Waterford to keep the Sanctuary going.

Can’t make it to Dungarvan on Saturday? You can make a donation via PayPal, Idonate or by bank transfer. Call Pat or Rob at 087-3119509 or visit us on Facebook. The Déise Animal Sanctuary Collection, Saturday, 4th August in Dungarvan: Show Them YOU Care!

Dungarvan Agricultural Show – Home Industries: Laila Ryan with her trophy for 1st place ‘In My Wellie’.



ARDMORE ARDMORE TIDY TOWNS GLAMPING DISCO! I’ve heard it all now! The ould lads & lassies going to the 60s/70s Disco on Bank Holiday weekend will be vying for a Glamping Holiday! Now aren’t they getting real mod! In their halcyon days camping was slipping over some farmers ditch to pitch a very basic tent and hope the cattle didn’t trample on you during the night. Now, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ardmore Open Farm, first prize on the door ticket for the forthcoming disco is an overnight stay for 4 persons in their new state of the art Glamping Pods. The tickets also have other brilliant prizes as well such as Dinner for 2 at White Horses Restaurant, a Half Day Voucher at Ardmore Adventures, a voucher for Reflexology or Chiropody at Eleanor Carlton’s and a voucher for Ardmore Art & Tea Rooms. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Office during the week or indeed from any committee member or at The Farmers Market on Sunday. FANCY DRESS AT DISCO The popularity of the 60s/70s disco will ensure a right craic on the bank holiday Saturday night and over the past couple of years many revellers have chosen to turn up in period costume, so this year we’ll have a special prize for the best period costume and DJ John O’Shea from WLRFm will be the adjudicator on the night. ARDMORE OPEN FARM DUCK RACE IS ON Again sincere thanks to Ardmore Open Farm for their continued generous sponsorship of our Duck Race. Even Friday night’s and Saturday nights welcome rain didn’t sufficiently increase the supply to return to An Sruthán so ‘twas onto the beach we went with our bath. Mind you if we had it down there on either night the rain would have filled it for us. Nevertheless, we had great fun and all the races produced four qualifiers who represented a wide variety of locals and visitors, young and old. Then we had the excitement of the final which was won by Orla Whelan, with Ben O’Meara in 2nd place and Finbarr Lucey in 3rd place! Sincere thanks to all those who sold cards for us and especially all of you who bought loads of ducks to make the whole event worthwhile and contribute handsomely to Tidy Towns funds. Rest assured it will be well spent in our village as we spend between €10,000 and €20,000 in the village each year on a variety of projects from trees to signs, to birds and bees, heritage culture etc, all in an effort to preserve and protect our heritage and environment and enhance our village as a place to live in and to visit. Thanks also to Louise Carlton & Mary Hennessy who ran the show and all the other commit-

tee members who sold cards and helped on the day, especially MC, Dermot Twomey. SWIFT PROJECT UPDATE FRIDAY NIGHT The welcome rain on Friday night certainly put a damper on Sean Hogan’s and Marie Power’s update on Ardmore Tidy Town’s Swift Project but true ‘birders’ were not to be deterred and were quickly accommodated by The Pattern Committee in the I.C.A. Hall. Thanks to both organisations for the shelter. And apologies to all those who thought it was cancelled and were unaware of the change of venue – we’re just not used to the rain!!The big news from the ‘Swift Project’ was extremely positive with both Marie & Sean confirming that only 5 swifts seemed to arrive in Ardmore in early May but at least 18 are around at present, indicating that they’ve had a very successful breeding season here. Again they outlined how amazing these birds are – they can fly at approx 70 mph (110kph) and cover up to 500 miles in a day. They can be seen buzzing and heard screaming around high in the sky at phenomenal speeds over the village everyday, especially in the evenings. Young birds can be hundreds of miles south on their migration trip within a couple of days of leaving the nest. SPLIT THE POT Congratulations to Margaret May Walsh on winning half the pot in our draw on Wednesday night in the Round Tower Hotel. Margaret won €257 and the school parent’s association received €257. Don't forget to get your envelope in Ardmore before this week’s draw, simply put €2 in the envelope and write your name and phone number on it and leave with any of the participating businesses in the village. Thank you all for your continued support and thanks to all the businesses who sell and keep the envelopes for us. You will also find us selling our envelopes at Ardmore Farmers market on Sundays from 11-3. JOHN McEVOY IN CONCERT The last Concert of 2018 takes place in St. Declan's Church Ardmore on Friday, 26th October which is the bank holiday weekend.We are delighted to have the legendary singer Johnny McEvoy performing and this should be a special evening to remember. This will be a sell out concert in advance of the show going on demand since it was first announced so if interested don't delay. There are a number of ways to pick them up.... they are for sale at the Farmers Market for the next few Sundays, there available at the Mari Mina Pharmacy here in Ardmore and also can be pur-

chased from the phone numbers which are on the signs around the area. A wonderful evening in store for a very worthy cause our local branch of SVP. JOE MEEHAN MEMORIAL WALK The annual Joe Meehan Memorial Walk with take place once again on Bank Holiday Monday, August 6th at 2.00 p.m. sharp.The walk will start from St. Declan's Church and make its way around the village, across by Ardo and down Blackberry Lane and returning into the village finishing up at the Round Tower Hotel where light refreshments will be served along with some entertainment. Same as every year, €10 per family or any donation would be appreciated as all funds go too Marymount Hospice and St. Declan’s Conference of SVP. POKER Well done to Catherine Mansfield, who was the popular winner of our big pot on Wednesday night. Jerome Curran was 2nd and we had a tie for 3rd between James Bryan & Des Fitzgerald. Brian Keane & Redmond Foley were the other finalists. Willie Keane & Jason Lenane won the ‘afters’ games. We had a most enjoyable night with 5 tables and we managed a rubber or two afterwards as well. 45 HOLIDAYS Following a long and arduous winter, sometimes argumentative as well, the Progressive 45 players at Keevers have adjourned for a 2 week summer recess. It’s Ok for The Dáil to recess for a couple of months, but we just would not survive that length of a break without our Thursday night ‘fix’. PATTERN COMMITTEE Well done to our wonderful Pattern Festival Committee who once again organised a great week’s fun, games, music and entertainment for us.They’ve put huge hours of honest effort and endeavour into preparing for this week and they deserve huge plaudits for it, particularly because not one of them stands to gain a cent from the festival as they are all just ordinary community members and none of them are in business.They were thrown in at the deep end last year as they were a completely new committee.They’ve survived and improved so well done all. EXHIBITION Judy Shinnick is an Ardmore based, Florence trained painter who paints people.The people in her current show are all well known to the Ardmore community. This is an exhibition with a difference - nothing is for sale but everyone is welcome to come and see these paintings. The exhibition will be in The Garden Room, Whitehorses from Friday, 3rd August to Monday, 6th August. It transfers then to The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan until September.

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Table Quiz in aid of MS Ireland was a huge success

Giant Scoreboard THE Table Quiz in aid of MS Ireland which was held in the Round Tower Hotel, Ardmore on St. Declan’s night, it was huge success with 24 teams taking part plus four more sponsored tables. The organising committee would like to thank the teams and especially the local organisations and businesses who sponsored a team, Ardmore GAA, Ardmore Tidy Towns, Quinn’s Foodstore, Keevers’ Bar, Breda’s Art Gallery and Youghal Pharmacy.The Cliff Hotel, The Whitehorses, The Moorings, Park Hotel, Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan and Gillian Dwyer of the Anchor Art and Design Boutique, Ardmore for their vouchers and prizes for the raffle. Shayne Murphy of Snap, Dun Laoghaire for printing the posters. The quiz raised in excess €1,700 and due to its success, the committee would like to make it an

annual event within the Ardmore Pattern Festival week and seek an event sponsor for it.They are also grateful to The Ardmore Festival Committee for including the event in their festival brochure. Congratulations to the winning team, the Leahy family and et al, their mother Margaret would have been proud of their score, in an extremely competitive quiz, they scored 97 out of a 100 with two other teams with scores in excess of 90 points and another, Ardmore GAA just shy of 90. A special word of thanks goes to our scorekeeper on the night, Maurice Leonard who arrived from London in the am and was adding up the scores on our giant scoreboard better than Carol Vorderman. Well done to Maurice and our hard working team on the night, supporting a very worthy cause.

Ardmore Pattern Festival 2018


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


STRADBALLY FIRST FRIDAY The First Friday Masses in Stradbally for Friday, 3rd August will take place at Sacred Heart Church, Faha at 9.30 a.m. and St. Ann’s Church, Ballylaneen at 7 p.m. POPE’S MASS The parish of Abbeyside in Dungarvan has some places on the bus travelling to the Pope’s Mass available.The charge for bus transport is €15 per person. If you are interested in going and booking a seat please contact the parish office at Abbeyside direct at 058 45787. LOCAL SOCCER NEWS There was no jackpot winner in the club lotto draw held recently. The numbers drawn were: 2, 7, 8, 24.The €25 winners were: Damien Sheehan, Liam Whelan and Breda Hurton. The promoter’s prizewinner was Damien Sheehan.The next draw takes place on Sunday night at O’Mahony’s Bar, Durrow. The jackpot prize on offer will be €2,100. Thanks to all who continue to support our lotto. TIDY TOWNS NEWS A reminder that Stradbally Tidy Towns annual raffle takes

place at the Cove Bar on Friday, 10th August, 2018.Tickets are on sale from any member of the committee or in our local pubs. FAMILY FUN DAY The Family Fun Day takes place at Stradbally GAA Club on Sunday next, 5th August, 2018. There will be lots of activities for children, such as face painting and games.The main event of the day will be the local Celebrity Bainisteoir Tournament, when six local celebrities will battle it out with their teams to win a very prestigious cup.The teams will be made up of club members and parents of all ages both ladies and gentlemen ranging in age from 14 to 50+. There will be a BBQ and music and it is hoped to see a large turnout from the community. GAA FUNDRAISING CYCLE The 400km fundraising cycle at Stradbally GAA Club has also been launched in association with Mental Health Awareness and Stradbally GAA Pitch Development Fund, will take place on 14th/15th/16th September, 2018.The cyclists will leave Stradbally on Friday, 14th

September and travel through Cork, Limerick, Kerry across the ferry to Tarbert to Clare and then onto Tipperary before finishing back in Stradbally. If you are interested in taking part please contact Trevor Curran on 087 654 7600. All participants will be selling lines on sponsorship cards prior to the cycle. All monies raised will go towards the new field development. STRADBALLY MARKET The producers at the Stradbally Market are the new tourist ambassadors each Saturday morning as visitors and cyclists drop to sample the fresh produce and home baking on offer, and the best places to visit. The Cove Bar was a hive of activity last Saturday with visitors and regulars browsing, one particular customer was interested in a pocket watch for sale on the jewellery stall that also has lots of collectables on offer. The market takes place each Saturday from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Do drop in and sample a great range of homebaking and fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade cards, photographs and old fashioned sweets.

Vintage Tea and Book Jamboree

Enjoying the tea and chat are from left to right: Deirdre O’Connor, Sean O’Connor, Carmel Power, Tom Power and Mary Rooney Stanford in the packed Barron Hall Tea Room. [Richard Cutbill]

Participants in ‘Authors Live’ on the box in Stradbally

David Pollock’s book Medieval Waterford is a very interesting read. He is also the producer of 'Stradbally's Live Television' which is pure magic. [Richard Cutbill]

Tom Hickey is the first author on today’s televised 'Meet The Author' with books Stradbally Na Deise 1 & 2 which he co-wrote with John Keane & archivist Brian Corry.

Cllr. Seanie Power, Nicola Blair (chief organiser of Vintage Tea, Book Jamboree), and Dave Pollock, (Chairman Barron Hall), at the “Authors Live” on the Box with an intrepid reporter interviewing local Authors on TV in the Barron Hall, Saturday 28th July. While it was experimental, it was well worth the effort. Those present not only enjoyed the “Vintage Tea” but also the authors story and readings from their books. We are very pleased for the support from WCCC and Creative Ireland (very involved in Culture and Heritage). Big effort went into organising this event, so many people to thank, for help setting up the set, baking delicious cakes etc, and for those who joined us on the day thank you. It’s a project we will try again, maybe next year. If you have any ideas how we might improve please contact Nicola on 087-7160700. Raffle prize winners: Mary Crowley, Mgt. O’Brian, Tag Crowley and Sean O’Connor. [photo courtesy of Richard Cutbill]

Carrie Wilkinson’s book is called 'The Book of Nonsense’. [Richard Cutbill]

[Richard Cutbill]

Stan Philips has a CD collection of mermories of his life, including French music which he is passionate about. His book is 'The Man in Green.' [Richard Cutbill]

Sean Power Waterford CC opening the afternoon’s entertainment and welcomed and congratulated all the authors. [Richard Cutbill]

Tom Power spoke about his passion for writing and introduced his books 'Dust Covered Memories' & ‘The Spoken Word’. [Richard Cutbill]



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Foróige is recruiting volunteers for the new TechSpace in Lismore! Lavender planted to attract bees and other pollinating in full bloom during the great summer weather of 2018 at the Community Herb Garden at the front of St. Carthage's Cathedral Lismore.

LISMORE Lismore Tidy Towns THE work team continues its small break until next week with our two CE workers Gordon and Jim keeping the work going with work done at West & Main Street and at the Cappoquin Road during the past week. Even though they are on a break some members trimmed and shaped the topiary at Canal View Park and others have been maintaining planted areas around Lismore in their own time. People especially those living in the business area of town are encouraged to regularly sweep and keep footpaths outside their properties clean and litter free. It is essential that any debris collected is picked up and not left in a heap outside the kerbing. It is great to see a number of empty business properties being refurbished and painted on Main Street and West Street and hope-

fully some will be occupied at some stage in the future. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK Even though we have had some rain in the past week water conservation is an ongoing issue and below are some tips for watering your plants / garden over the coming weeks: WATER EARLY & LATE watering early in the morning and late at night reduces evaporation and results in healthier plants. WATER CONSISTENTLY - avoid a "feast or a famine'' approach to watering- collect waste water from the kitchen or bathroom and use it to water plants daily. PUT CONTAINERS IN THE SHADE - water less often by doing this. If you are going away for a few days place containers on capillary matting-- a

mat made from absorbent material-- which will help to keep the compost moist but not soaking. WATER ACCURATELY focus on the base and roots of the plant.Watering from above the plant can result in water being wasted as it drips off beyond the roots. MOW LESS OFTEN - letting your grass grow a bit longer helps to protect it from dry weather and allows it to recover more quickly when it does rain. USE A WATER BUTTE - a well positioned water butte can help make the most of any rain that we do get and can be turned on for use. PRIORITISE YOUR WATERING - focus on new plants, fruit and vetetables instead of larger well established plants which have a better chance of surviving dry conditions.

Parish of Lismore and Ballysaggart WE share what we have with those we value. That can be good but it can also be very self serving. If we give only to those from whom we hope to have a return what thanks do we deserve. Even sinners lend to sinners.The Mass draws us beyond self interest as we respond to God's Word as we actively participate in our Sunday Mass along with our neighbours and visitors.The act of generosity at the heart of the Mass inivites us to have a social consience. We are all in transition from looking out only for self to being aware of our brothers and sisters in their many needs. Another word for transition is Passover. Jesus was so aware of the Passover experience of his people whom he loved with all his heart. In their desert journey God provided the manna to sustain them. With the desert experience behind them they would continue to recall that most difficult journey. So much spiritual growing up took place. They realised that they were always in need to remember that journey as they tried to

live up to the sense of being a community of people, or as a covenanted people. Instead of the desert manna we are offered Jesus Christ as the Bread of life. The hunger to receive Holy Communion is our first requirement. According to your age and spiritual maturity reflect on the importance of this moment of grace. Can we ever say that we are worthy to receive. With heartfelt prayer; we together say 'Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. MASS TIMETABLE Weekday Mass at 10.00 a.m. Saturday, 4th August - Vigil Mass in Lismore at 6.15 p.m. Sunday, 5th August - 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 103.9FM

FORÓIGE are currently recruiting adult volunteers for a new TechSpace Programme in Lismore, Co. Waterford. Foróige TechSpace inspires young people to harness their innate interest in all things tech and become digital creators through free access to hardware, software, trained educators and creative mentors. Foróige TechSpace is a special interest group which offers young people aged 10 - 18 years, the opportunity to explore various multimedia and smart technologies in a fun and creative environment - while developing skills in communication, problem solving and team work. TechSpace activities

include app development, animation, video making and editing, sound production, photography plus much more. Sinead Kennedy,Volunteer Co-ordinator Foróige, “TechSpace is not about how much you already know about using technology, rather it is about inspiring young people to tap into their creativity and interests and become inventors with the technology that is around them.” “We are looking for volunteers to facilitate activities with the members and support them to do the projects they want to do. “This opportunity would be of particular interest to individ-

uals from science, computer and technology backgrounds, however, all applications are welcome. “Volunteers will receive Induction Training, professional development training, valuable facilitation / teaching / youth work experience and an opportunity to pass on your skills and interests in technology to young people with similar interests. The TechSpace special interest group will run for 1 hour p/w.” If you think you would be an asset to our new Foróige TechSpace in Lismore, please contact Sinéad Kennedy, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 086-4134775 or email

BALLYDUFF UPPER SOCIAL DANCING The next Social Dance takes place in St. Michael’s Hall on Saturday, 11th August next. Providing the music on the night will be Mary Prendergast and Paul Molloy. Why not join the Ballyduff Social Dancing Facebook Group page to keep up to date with the dancing dates. WALKING CLUB The walking club is on holidays for the month of August but will resume in September. Watch this space for upcoming dates. BOOLEY HOUSE SEASON Don’t forget to book your place at the Booley House this season. Taking place every Wednesday night throughout

July and August. Tickets can be booked through Lismore Heritage Centre from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at 058-54975, through 05860456 and 086-8208242 and of course through the website The Booley House predates Riverdance by two years and is still going strong! WEDDING BELLS Congratulations to Jamie Kearney and his wife Nicola Morrissey as they celebrated their marriage recently. CONDOLENCES The Ballyduff Community would like to express their sympathies to the family of Jimmy

Scanlon of Ballyduff who passed away recently. Also to the family of Willie Bennett of Midleton, Co. Cork, who had connections with Ballyduff. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha. NEWS FOR INCLUSION Thank you to all who contributed this week. To keep this notice page topical everyone’s help is needed. If you have any photos, announcements, congratulations or condolences and stories you would like to be included, please contact Denise at, or 0872273737 by Sunday night each week.

MODELIGO LOTTO RESULTS 28th JULY, 2018 Numbers drawn were 17, 24, 30. No Winner. €25 winners - Phil Kearns, Dearbhla Ryan, Fr Kiely, Ann Power. Lotto tickets can be got from any Community Centre member. Next week’s Jackpot €600. MODELIGO GRAVEYARD MASS The Annual Graveyard Mass will take place in Modeligo Church on Wednesday, 8th August at 7.00 p.m. MODELIGO PATTERN 2018 The annual Modeligo Pattern will take place on Saturday, 11th August. Fancy Dress 3.00 p.m., Long Puck 4.00 p.m., Bouncy Castles, Novelty Races, BBQ, Barrell Train Rides, Face Painting and lots more. Admission €5. To finish of the day Music in

Deckies Bar at 9.30 p.m. with the popular Band Drops of Green. NA DEISE LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB Na Deise Ladies Football Club are forming a group called Gaelic for mothers and others, anyone interested in joining for a chance to get fit and have a bit of fun can do so by contacting Monica on 087-4112798. NOTES Anyone wishing to include items in the Parish notes, please contact Monica before 8.00 p.m. on Mondays on 087-4112798 or email them to BOOKINGS Anyone looking to book the Astro-turf or hall please contact John Power on 087-2834600.


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CAPPOQUIN Cappoquin Community Centre Phone (058) 52746, Facebook - Cappoquin Community Centre; email GYM Opening Hours MondayFriday 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Membership €200 per year; €60 for 3 Months; €25 per Month; €5 per casual; OAP/Unemployed €3 per session. Top of the range equipment cardio equipment, we provide a wide range of the latest cardiovascular equipment, from cross trainers to rowing machines to help maximize your fitness. Resistance equipment - These states of the art machines provide resistance against a certain movement, isolating the targeted muscle group. They operate using weight stacks, allowing total control of your work out. Up to 37.5 Kg Dumbbells, loaded machines including chest press, shoulder press, seated row; pull down, leg press, stack squat and new addition cable machine with large selection of handles and attachments including cable crossover

(chest), single standing exercises and duel action pulleys. Also, selection of racks including Olympic flat bar, incline and decline bench press and smith machine and adjustable benches. We have large selection of loose weights plates ranging from1.25kg to 20kg. Functional Area, a dedicated area aimed to help improve fundamental strength, acceleration and endurance using the following equipment, Kettle bells, Swiss balls power bags, medicine balls dumb bells and suspension training. Physical Trainers - Connor Prendergast (087-1247025) fully trained in strength and conditioning training (LIT Certified). Claire Egan (087-9713895) Health and fitness Degree from UL. Both our gym trainers will help clients reach their goals with are expert knowledge, they will encourage you to work to the best of your ability whatever your level. These trainers will focus

Christy Moore On the Road Tour CAPPOQUIN Community Centre are delighted to announce Christy Moore and his On The Road Tour will play in our Centre on Friday, September 14th, 2018.Tickets are available from the Centre Office (058) 52746 or Feerick’s Pharmacy (058) 54165.

Christy Moore

your fitness and training regime to work to your schedule, abilities, interests and lifestyle, both can be contacted at any time to get you started in your new life style challenge. WEEKLY EVENTS IN HALL Monday - Ladies Exercise Classes with Paul Murray 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Active Retirement 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., Affane Bridge 7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Thursday morning Ladies Exercises with Paul Murray 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Community Soccer 8.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Friday Gymnastics 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. MARY BUTLER TD Mrs. Mary Butler TD Fianna Fail will hold a Clinic on the first Saturday of every month at 12.30 p.m. in the Community Centre, all are welcome. WATERFORD WEXFORD ETB Just a reminder, anyone interested in doing a wide range of courses contact Aoife Fitzgerald (058) 52570 First Floor of the Community Centre. COMMUNITY CENTRE LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €7,800 Lotto Draw – 30th July, 2018 Jackpot €7,700. Numbers drawn were 4, 5, 9 and 19. No Winner. Consolation Prize winners: Veronica & Eamonn Costin, Carrigeen; A. Kearney, Touraneena; Andrew Mackey, 7 Abbey Glen; Finbarr Power, Camphire; Maureen Tobin, Melleray. Next week’s draw is on the 7th of August, 2018, with a jackpot of €7,800. Remember anyone looking to buy our Lotto tickets, call to any of the local shops in Cappoquin, the Community Centre, Miriam Coughlan or Carmel Prendergast will look after you. If you wish you can also buy the popular annual tickets, if you’re not in you can’t win!

All roads lead to Mount Melleray on this Saturday MOUNT Melleray Abbey will host vOx Chamber Choir from Oxford who will perform a "Choral Pilgrimage- from Bach to Whitacre" on Saturday August 4th at 3p.m. We are delighted that they put Mount Melleray Abbey on their itinerary. This is another event which will benefit Mount Melleray in no small way and hopefully bring old friends and new to enjoy this choral extravaganza, under the direction of David Crown who is much acclaimed and in great demand accross the UK and further afield. vOx Chamber choir were formed in 2013 and already are making a name for themselves as one of the leading chamber choirs in the U.K. One of the members of the choir is the brother of Susan Greene, resident organist at Mount Melleray so the connection with the Abbey has already been established. They will perform works from many famous composers including Palestrina, (Sicut Cervus), William Byrd (Alleluia, Ave Maria - Virga Jesse),

Ludovico da ei (Hodie nobil Coelorum Rex á 8), BAch (LObet den Herrn), Gustav Holst (NUnc Dimitis) Arthur Sullivan (the Long Day Closes) and a very modern and still living composer Eric Whitacre (Lux Aurumque) and more. vOx Chamber choir also created a CD last year called Lodovico da Viadana Missa sine nomime and other Choral works. Tickets are on sale at Barrons Bakery, Lismore Heritage Centre and David Walsh, Dungarvan and of course at Mount Melleray, and at the door on the day only €10. There are no reserved seats in the church, so please do come early. Parking will be organised by the local team of volunteers, and the Monastery café and shop will be open so do take the opportunity to visit. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than in a splendid venue and listening to wonderful music to calm the soul?. Look forward to seeing you on Saturday next.

Great evening’s work on the Carrigeen Road. From left to right: Maurice, Lena, Mark, Karen and Ina. (18 workers turned up).

DICKENS in many of his novels spoke of the Dog Days - these were the days when the temperatures soared and were particularly stressful for manual and office workers alike especially in the city (London). Remember no such luxury as air conditioning back then. As a matter of interest 2,000 years previously,The Romans called them dies caniculares (puppy days). It would appear that Ireland in this good year of 2018 is reminiscent of those halcyon mid-nineteenth century days, which our friend Charles captured so vividly. However, we can proudly boast that these conditions have not deterred out Tidy Towns Team (regardless of whether these are “Dog or Puppy days”) as they continue to give 100%. Some of these workers are seen out at mid-day while others actually favour mid-night. Regardless - the work goes on! All the mundane (for want of a better word) tasks are still being performed - litter picking, cleaning of footpaths and channels, particularly on approach roads, continuously removing ivy, moss and weeds from the lovely old walls surrounding Cappoquin, maintaining flower-beds, dead-heading - trimming back shrubs and plants where necessary. Additional landscaping has been done in front of the War of Independence IRA Monument well done to all concerned! Similar work in this respect has also been completed at Upper Shanbally - a joy to behold! The entrance gates to the old Convent school are much improved - thanks mainly to the efforts of Noel, Ger and Eily. It is worth stopping to see Noel’s works on the old Gate Lodge entrance where his depiction of the school building, class room, teacher (Sister of Mercy in full regalia) and pupils alike recalls those many and almost forgotten childhood happy days. It is also hoped that TUS worker Gerry Harrington’s work of art a depiction of the Stone Bridge over the River Blackwater featuring the Boathouse in the foreground, with that wonderful verdant backdrop of Salterbridge - will be unveiled shortly. A sincere thanks to Gerry - this is a serious work of art completed over a lengthy time and I am sure Sonny and his coworkers will be able to do it justice and display it where it will be appreciated by locals and visitors alike. Apologetically we must go to the well once again (trust it is not dry) as we launch a Mini fundraising drive - the proceeds we hope will help us in our future endeavours to improve the streetscape and surrounding area.

Some of the projects in mind will hopefully be initiated next Spring, amongst them the possible provision of window boxes and hanging baskets to interested householders - who would be willing to look after them. While a large number of dwelling houses and business premises were repainted this year - we will be encouraging everyone to get on board next year. Again with sufficient funds in the “kitty” we would like to think we could give a helping hand. In reading Ardmore Tidy Towns very well scripted notes some weeks back, prior to a fundraising initiative, the correspondent stated that close to €30,000 was spent annually in maintaining the very high standard they have achieved over the years. The majority of these funds are raised locally. A fraction of this sum would be very well spent in Cappoquin. Our members and friends will be selling tickets for the support of Cappoquin Tidy Towns in the near future. So! Do try and support us. Prizes for this worthwhile draw are as follows:1st Prize - €300 2nd Prize - €200 3rd Prize - €100 4th Prize - €100 (Glanbia Voucher) 5th Prize - €100 SuperValu Voucher 6th Prize - Six Months Membership Cappoquin Community Gym 20 additional very desirable consolation prizes will also be drawn for. This draw in a small catchment area appears to favour almost everyone! Price of tickets €3 each or two for €5. It might not be out of place in

Mike and Sher.

these notes to congratulate C.R.C. on a very successful Regatta on Sunday last. It was certainly reminiscent of old times to see the cars and crowds at the Rock, the Marquee Tents displaying the name of the visiting clubs the glorious day of course contributed to the almost Carnival atmosphere. These events generate a “feel good” feeling in the area and the Committee and Members are to be commended, not only for their efforts on the day - but on the fact that their commitment ensures that the age old tradition of Oarsmen from Cappoquin participating against the cream of Ireland’s Oarsmen is perpetuated. Well Rowed Cappoquin! FINALLY A DOG DAY STORY As I ambled along the River bank by the Blackwater at the “KitchenHole” accompanied by my dog, he decided to take a dip, unfortunately he was unable to clamber up the extremely steep bank on trying to get back to “Terra-Firma”. I had a predicament on my hands without assistance I could not get him back on land. Two phone calls later, a couple of good neighbours in the persons of Denis and Tom arrived on the scene, and some minutes later we were able to complete a successful rescue mission. I am so grateful to these two friends. Thank you both. I would also like to thank another Good Samaritan (unknown) who appeared to have been returning from Lismore Golf Club accompanied by his young son who promptly stopped his car when flagged down at Glenribbeen Cross and gave me a very welcome lift during this mini crisis.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

The Ballysaggart Ladies Club and friends at The Park Hotel Dungarvan where they had a beautiiful meal on the day of their Summer outing.

[Mary Glavin]

BALLYSAGGART FESTIVAL TIME The time is upon us again for this year’s Ballysaggart Community Festival. It will commence on Tuesday, July 31st and the events are as follows: Tuesday evening - Art Competition and Pongo in the Community Centre Wednesday evening - 5K Road Race and Walk. Registration from 6:30 pm in the Ballyvera Inn, Ballysaggart. Walkers off at 7:15 pm and runners at 8 pm. Prize giving and refreshments in the Ballyvera Inn afterwards. Thursday evening - 45 Card Drive in the Community Centre at 8:15 pm. Friday evening - Car Treasure Hunt at 7:30 pm outside the Church, €10 per car and table quiz at 9:30 pm in the Ballyvera Inn, table of 4, €20 per table. Main prize in the cloakroom ticket raffle is a Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) kindly sponsored by Fota Wildlife Park. Saturday at 12 noon - Ladies

Football Blitz, U-15 Ladies Football Match at 2:30 pm. Juvenile GAA in the GAA Field with U-14 Ballysaggart V Ballyduff Upr at 5 pm and U-11 Ballysaggart V Ballyduff Upper at 6 pm. Saturday evening Intermediate Hurling Match Ballysaggart V Kildorrey in the GAA Field at 7 pm. Saturday night from 9:30 pm Disco and Karaoke with a "Lovely Girls" competition in the Ballyvera Inn. We have a wide selection of lovely girls from the locality competing for the title this year. They will complete an in depth interview and show off their special talent all in a bid to capture the crown on the night. This is sure to be a great night, so come along and support our lovely girls. Main prize in the cloakroom ticket raffle is a Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) kindly sponsored by Ardmore Open Farm. Sunday - Family Fun Day in the GAA Field featuring an

Obstacle Course, Long Puck competition featuring local inter county stars, Dog Show and many more activities and side shows to keep the whole family entertained. Gates open at 1 pm, entry €5 per adult. Sunday evening - Fancy Dress Parade at 7:30 pm followed by a night of music and craic with Sampson and the grand raffle in the Ballyvera Inn. For more information call 087 7523386 or email BALLYSAGGART LADIES CLUB Ballysaggart Ladies Club went on their annual Summer outing on Saturday, July 21st last. Our first pick-up was in The Village at 8:45 am then on to Lismore for our next stop, at this stage we now had 33 ladies on board in the capable hands of Joe Dinegivan who was our driver from Tom Cavanagh Coaches, Fermoy. Our first stop was The Park Hotel, Dungarvan for tea, coffee and beautiful scones.Then

The five Lonergan sisters from Ballysaggart who recently went on an outing with the Ballysaggart Ladies Club. Left to right Delia, Margaret, Mary, Shelia and Noreen. [Mary Glavin] it was on to Waterford Crystal where we got a guided tour of the factory and got to browse around the gift shop, now it was time for shopping, so the ladies had a great time around the city, then it was back on the bus and on to Tramore to the Japanese Gardens where we got a guided tour that was very interesting. Now it was time for more food, so it was back to The Park Hotel where we were served a top class

four course meal which was enjoyed by all. Thanks to my fellow officers Maureen and Bridie; to Joe, our driver who was brilliant; to Pierce Flynn and his staff at The Park Hotel; to the staff of both Waterford Crystal and the Japanes Gardens and finally to all who travelled with us, we hope you had a lovely day. Enjoy your Summer and we will see you all in October for our AGM.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL 45 CARDS RESULTS 1st: Dan Howard and Fionula Hynes. 2nd: Mary Fennessy and Sean Higgins, Mary Allen and Stephen Cunningham. Lucky Tables: Eddie Sheehan and Helen Morrissey, Delia Cashell and Rita Doocey. Tickets: Rita Doocey, Christy Higgins, Bill Leady, Mike Fennessy and Dan Howard.

BALLINAMEELA CURRENT EVENTS ON IN THE HALL AND LOCAL COMMUNITY BALLINAMEELA 5KM RACE AND COMMUNITY WALK We are delighted to announce that the Ballinameela 5km Race and Fun Run in conjunction with West Waterford Athletics Club will take place again this year on Friday, August 31st. This event is both a run, and a walk for the locals. Refreshments will be provided afterwards so come along for a cuppa and a nice relaxed social gathering. More details in the coming weeks. BBQ IN MAUREEN'S BAR AGLISH The Annual BBQ Fundraiser for Children's Hospital Crumlin takes place in Maureen's Bar Aglish on Bank Holiday Monday 6th August from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Bouncy Castle for the kids, great evening assured. Once again Gary (Gordon Ramsey) Walsh will be Head Chef. Please support this great cause. FINISK VALLEY AC Any children in our community

who are interested in running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela Community pitch/hall, training times are 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 program of events can be obtained at our training session. LADIES INDOOR SOCCER Ladies indoor soccer on every Tuesday night at 7.00 p.m. in the Community Centre. Contact Noirin Kelly on (086) 8362695 if interested. 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. 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 two ways. Firstly a message regarding any suspicious activity is sent to your phone so you can be on the lookout. Secondly you can send details of suspicious activity to this number where it will be re-sent around to the community and to the Gardai who treat it as serious and act immediately. Follow on facebook BOOKING THE HALL If you would like to start your own indoor soccer game 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, contact Alison Curran also. Brigid Byrne is responsible for the month of August for opening and closing the Community Centre and can be contacted on 087-9194287. LOTTO RESULTS 30/7/18 – Numbers drawn were 8, 16 and 24. No winner. €20 winners were Tammy, Luke and Gavin c/o Deise Brú; Gavin and Tammy c/o Deise Brú; Brendan Mernin c/o Cruiscín Lan; Ellen O’Brien and James, Kereen; Gary and Jane Walsh, Aglish. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,350 and the draw will take place in Deise Brú. 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.

Dungarvan Agricultural Show: Home Industries – A delighted Tim Cliffe with his prizewinning Brown Eggs.


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TOURANEENA SLIABH gCUA LOTTO The numbers drawn in Dunne's Bar last Sunday night were 25, 26 and 29 and there was no winner of the jackpot.The 5 x €20 winners were Breda Cullinan, Terrie Burke, Eddie O'Grady, Breda Cullinan, Carla & Kay Ware. The promoters prize of €20 was won by Marion Cliffe. Next weeks draw will be in Hanrahan's Bar, Ballinamult. SLIABH gCUA SET DANCING CLUB Training is underway for the 4 hand mixed ceili dancers who will represent Sliabh gCua in the U1518 category of the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil which will take place in Drogheda next month. We'd also to thank all who participated recently in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis. Well done to the U12 8 hand mixed ceili dancers on their bronze medal, to the U12 ceili dancers on their great performance and to the U12-15 set dancers who danced brilliantly in what was a very tough group. The Munster Fleadh is in general an extremely tough competition where the standard of talent and the number of entrants is simply astounding. It is the largest of the provincial Fleadhanna and is second only to the All Ireland. For many of our young children, some as young as 7 years of age, this was their first time representing Sliabh gCua and their county at such a high level and there is no doubt that they all did Sliabh gCua, their trainer Monnie and their parents proud with their extremely professional, talented and polished performances. Great credit is due to Monnie. without whom any of this would be not be possible and to all the girls and boys for their wonderful achievements in Ennis. Credit is also due to all the parents, grandparents and all who helped with the training and commitment that was needed along the way.We take this opportunity to wish Monnie and the ceili dancers all the best in their preparations for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. TOURANEENA RUNNERS CLUB The Clogheen Festival 5km road race/walk will take place this Thursday night, 2nd August at 8.00 p.m. Entry fee is €10. There will be refreshments available on the night and outside of the usual winners prizes, there will be spot prizes for both runners and walkers. G.A.A. CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 The Waterford camogie teams were on fire last week with wins for the U14's, the U16's and the Minor A team who put on an excellent display against Limerick in the Munster semi final which ended on a scoreline of Waterford 4-19, Limerick 2-05. Waterford secured a place in their first ever Munster Minor A final against Cork which will be played this Wednesday, 1st August at 7.30 p.m. in Fermoy. Best of luck to the girls. The details of the Liberty Insurance All Ireland senior camogie quarter finals have also been confirmed. Waterford will take on Tipperary on Saturday 4th August in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, throw in is at 5.30pm. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for a Deise win over the Premier county on Saturday. Saturday the 4th August is a very special day in the history of the GAA. One hundred years ago on 4th

August, 1918, saw the first real act by Irish civilians of mass opposition to the British presence in Ireland. It was the day the GAA stood peacefully against the might of the British Empire and won. Gaelic Sunday as it is known was the result of the authorities in Ireland trying to impose conscription to the British Army but the Irish weren't having any of it. The British authorities felt that the GAA were somewhat responsible for this opposition to conscription and on the 9th July, 1918, the British Empire were responsible for stopping an Ulster championship match being played in Cootehill.To further tighten the screw, in the summer of 1918, a Dublin Castle directive made it clear that there were to be no football, hurling or camogie matches being played across the island of Ireland without a permit being obtained from the local Royal Irish Constabulary. This was the straw that broke the camel's back and the GAA decided not only to defy the order but they decided that holding a match in every parish in every county in Ireland, on the same day, at the same time, was more the order of the day!!. That day was Sunday 4th August, 1918.The protest was peaceful and hugely successful. An estimated 54,000 players played in games all over Ireland with over 100,000 attending the games and most importantly, it forced the abandonment of having to seek a license from the British Empire in order to play a GAA match. Luke O'Toole, a firebrand nationalist was central to the planned opposition and having been 'interviewed' at length by the British in Dublin Castle, was in no mood for politeness with the British. Mr O'Toole was the first full time general secretary of the GAA and served from 1901 to 1929. The logic was simple but wonderfully effective, 'The crown forces could not be everywhere at the same moment'. They crown forces did however, restrict access to Croke Park for much of the day and a camogie match that was to be played in Croke Park was prevented from going ahead but the ladies were having none of it and the game was played on Jones's road under the watchful eyes of the metropolitan police and a very enthusiastic crowd of supporters.. Little did we know that we were considered the best sporting fans even as far back as 100 years ago! Match programmes on the 4th August this year will include articles on the history and significance of Gaelic Sunday and there will be events in various clubs throughout the country to honour and acknowledge our ancestors who had the intelligence, strength and bravery to stand against the absolute tyranny that was being exercised over our whole country. One wonders what these ancestors would have thought of the recent debates over the late Liam Miller's tribute match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, thankfully sense has prevailed and the match will be played on Tuesday 25th September in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. . Anyhow, it is thanks to our brave ancestors that today we can enjoy our national game without applying for a permit in advance, so if you have a chance to go to either the camogie Munster Final on Wednesday night or the camogie quarter final on Saturday, get out there, celebrate our history, be the extra man/woman and shout the Déise girls on to a win!

The Sliabh gCua set dancers who competed in the U12 -15 category of the Munster Fleadh, Darragh Hallahan, Darragh Dunne, Cormac and James Butler. Emma Fitzpatrick, Holly Foley, Anna Hickey and Roisin Whelan and trainer Monnie Hallahan.

The Sliabh gCua U12 ceili dancers who competed in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. Sinead Connors, Dearbhaile Houlihan, Aoibhe Burke, Aideen Whelan, Holly Burke, Breiana Ryan, Niamh Hickey and Emma Wall.

The Sliabh gCua U12 ceili dancers who competed in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. Shown in photo are Lucy McCabe, Abbey Fitzpatrick, Eimear Hallahan and Keelin Houlihan. Not shown in photo but danced are Orla Whelan, Karine Drohan, Lauren Hearn and Muireann Hickey.

The Sliabh gCua U12 mixed ceili dancers, bronze medalists in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil: Riain Hallahan,Jack and Noah Commins, Stephen Coffey, Lucy McCabe, Eimear Hallahan, Abby Fitzpatrick and Dearbhaile Houlihan.

The Sliabh gCua U15-18 category, 4 hand mixed ceili dancers, silver medalists in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil: Conor Butler, Roisin Whelan, Meadhbh Houlihan and Joseph Connors.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

TALLOW THE ANNUAL TALLOW & BALLYNOE GUN CLUB BBQ The Annual Tallow & Ballynoe Gun Club BBQ takes place this Sunday, 5th August in Clancy’s Bar Tallow. Kicking-off at 5.00 p.m. with music by Mike Sheehan. There will be a raffle and an auction on the night. This year they will be making a donation to The Philip Daly trust fund. Looking forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be a great night! BINGO Tallow Bingo continues each Sunday night at 8.30 p.m. with a jackpot now standing at €1,050.

Art and Craft Camp.

SLIMMING WORLD Slimming world comes to Tallow, commencing this Thursday, 2nd August at 7.30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. All welcome for more information contact Jerry on 0864679974. TALLOW TRAINING & ENTERPRISE CENTRE There has been a fantastic turnout for all the summer camps which were held in the Enterprise Centre this summer. Art and Craft camp was a resounding success last week with the children making a huge array of beautifully hand crafted items. Computers and Sewing workshop are still to come. SAFE PASS Safe Pass course will take place on Tuesday, 25th September. AUTUMN 2018 TRAINING & LEISURE COURSES AT TALLOW TRAINING & ENTERPRISE CENTRE All other courses will commence on Monday, 17th September, with a choice of Art, Adults Computers, Children’s Computers, and French for Children on offer. Bookings are now being taken. Please contact us to book in for any class on 058-56445.

Park Hotel Barracudas Swim Club LAST Saturday and Sunday members of our swim club headed down to Kinsale for the King of the Hill and the Kinsale Kidathlon. On the Saturday we had two swimmers compete in the Adult King of the Hill Triathlon – David O’Connor and Jordan O’Rourke. Jordan finishing first and David second in the 15-19 years. Well done boys. On the Sunday we had a huge attendance for the Junior Kidathlon with amazing swims from all of our members, ages started off with 6-7s with a run and cycle and run, next up was the 8-9 with a 50m swim, 10-11s 100m swim, 12-13s, 14-15s 200m swim. A bitter sweet day for Heather O’Reilly and John David White on their last event in Kinsale Kidathlon, onwards and upwards for them both. Well done to everyone. Best of luck to all traveling to Galway next weekend for the National Triathlon Championships.Enjoy!

David O’Connor and Jordan O’Rourke who took part in the Adult King of the Hill Triathlon.

A KILKENNY man has committed to raising organ donor awareness and supporting the Irish Kidney Association by travelling in his slow moving vintage 63 year old Ferguson 20 Tractor through the 32 counties of Ireland. Paul Palmer from Ballyouskill in Kilkenny, aims to visit all 32 counties of Ireland on his Massey Ferguson 20 tractor, towing his self-made wagon. He made a pitstop in Mahonbridge on day three of his challenge, which is titled ‘The Ferguson 20/32 Challenge’ and later brought his tractor to Grattan Square in Dungarvan. “I'm driving my Ferguson T20 to each of the 32 counties in order to raise funds and donor card holders for the Irish Kidney Association,” said Paul.

The journey around Ireland will be close to 1,500 km and began last Saturday, 28th July, from Kilkenny Castle. You can follow Paul's progress on his Facebook page 'the Ferguson 20/32 challenge 2018'. Anyone wishing to make a contribution to Paul’s Challenge with proceeds going to the Irish Kidney Association can do so directly to the Irish Kidney Association on Facebook. Organ Donor Cards can also be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association tel. 01 6205306 or Free text the word DONOR to 50050. Visit website You can also indicate your wishes to be an organ donor on your drivers license which is represented by Code 115.

KILROSSANTY WHIST Results from the hall 20/07/2018 – Eric Townsend, Margaret Riordan, Biddy Keating, Biddy Carroll, Mary O’Donnell, Carrie Wilkins, Brigid Power, Anne Phelan, Peggy Sullivan. Raffle: Anne Phelan, Mary Kirwan, Eric Townsend, Carrie Wilkins. Next Whist on 3rd August at 8 o’clock. New members and holiday makers welcome. BINGO Once again the bingo attracted a big crowd. Next Bingo on 31st August at 8.30 p.m. in Crotty’s Inn. COLLECTION Collection this weekend for S.V.P. WALK The Annual Noreen Prendergast Memorial Walk will take place on August 9th. It will start in Clonea and end

in Durrow on the greenway. A bus will will pick up walkers at Crotty’s Inn at 7.30 p.m. sharp and bring them to Clonea for the walk to start at 8.00 p.m. The bus will pick up the walkers in Durrow and bring them back to Crotty’s Inn for refreshments and raffle. Donation buckets will be left in at Crottys for donations and also they will be on the walk. Proceeds will go to Solas Centre waterford. Its always a great community spirit for the last few years and it is also a good cause. PETERS PENCE The amount collected for the above came to €430. thanks to all who subscribed. DEISE DRAW The club had no winner in the deise draw last Wednesday night in Kilmacthomas. The next draw is on in Ballysaggart.

KILMAC BABY BOY Many congratulations to Donna Fitzgerald and John Boyd, Riverview Estate, Kilmacthomas on the birth of their baby boy, Harry a little brother for Jack, born on Monday, 30th July. SYMPATHY Sincere sympathy to all the Organ Family of Carrigcastle, Ballylaneen on the death of their brother Johnny, which sad event occurred at his residence in Wales on Saturday, 21st July surrounded by his loving wife and family. Johnny will be interred in Wales on Friday, 3rd August, having made his home there with his wife Kathleen and their family. Johnny's brothers and sisters will travel to Wales for this sad occasion. May he rest in peace. TRAINING Darragh Power, Cruachán View, Kilmac has now commenced training with the Under 19 Irish team in Abbotstown, Dublin. We wish him the very best of luck. CONGRATULATIONS A huge congratulations to Willie

McGrath, Riverview Estate, Kilmac who was chosen by Special Olympics to represent his country in football at the 2019 World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. A busy time training now with an exciting journey ahead for Willie. LOTTO Winners in the Kilmacthomas AFC Lotto draw for Saturday, 28th July. Letters drawn were I, P, S and U. No jackpot winner. Five winners of €20 each to Murt Power, c/o PPI; Mikey Daly, Mahonbridge; Pat Kiersey, Currabaha;Tommy, Charlie & Billy Power, Kilmac and Kealan Kiersey, Kilmac. Next week’s jackpot €950 be in to win. WHIST Whist winners at the Ballylaneen Whist Club on Monday, 23rd July Agnes Thomas, Alice Walsh, Eric Townsend, Mary Power, Mary O'Donnell, Veronica Walsh, Mary B. Bowdren, Margaret Riordan, Nicola Carroll Dawn, and Maura Lannon. Raffle winners - Mary Daye, Mary Walsh, and Maureen O'Sullivan.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



Scanlan, Walsh and Foran families pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Men’s Shed

THANKS We had a very successful Bucket Collection last week by kind permission of Garvey’s. Our thanks to so many people who were very generous on Friday last. It was lovely to meet and chat with all the people who contributed to our fundraiser. The positive feedback about our weekly notes is very much appreciated. There were many nice comments about the Shed movement and we were told that we are doing the right thing in the Community. Your continued acknowledgment and support ensures that we will continue to work together for a better community. Thanks to Liam Power and the Staff of Garvey’s SuperValu for accommodating us so well for this collection.We would also like to thank Garvey’s for supporting the Shed throughout the year. It is very much appreciated. ENTENTE FLORALE JUDGING LAST WEEK ON NATIONWIDE Dungarvan Town was looking splendid last week when featured on RTE’s Nationwide programme as part of the Entente Florale judges visit to our town.

A Bug House hanging on a tree at the Greenway Abbeyside. The Shed is contributing to the National Pollinator Plan. The cameras captured all that is good about our place and Ann Marie Rossiter of the Tidy Towns spoke so eloquently about the great co-operation that exists among all sections of the community. This co-operation was reflected in word and action during the programme. Once again Dungarvan and surrounds was blooming in the bright sunshine and the shots of the blue sea in the background were spectacular. Any person looking at Nationwide would have been immensely proud to say they live in this area. The Shed was mentioned for our part in the pollinator-friendly action Plan because we are providing Bee Hotels (Bee and Insect Houses) which are suitable for hanging on trees and fences in public areas.

POEM Oh, the joy again we know. Here and there the puddles grow. How cool the breeze that does embrace. So welcome is the rain upon each face. Showers across the valley sweep. Refreshing the roots of blossoms sweet. Crystal droplets of precipitation. Hear the cheers of a grateful nation. Refreshing the ground where drought has been. Raising the forty shades emerald green. Ger Dalton

ENJOYING THE SUMMER AS ACTIVITIES SLOW DOWN This is a time for holidays and spending our mornings in the sunshine and with family and friends. Activities in the Shed have slowed down and many members are travelling away for holidays with their loved one while other members are welcoming visitors to their homes.We hope that this precious time is being enjoyed by all. CONDOLENCES We extend our sincere sympathy to our member Eddie Bennett and family on the recent death of Stephanie Bennett. Stephanie and Eddie shared a lifelong love for music and were always together. Eddie joined the Shed at its inception and was our first Secretary. Stephanie supported Eddie to participate fully in our activities. May Stephanie Rest in Peace. ABOUT THE SHED You are very welcome to call in to the Shed at Wolfe Tone Road to see what we are about. We are open from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Monday-Friday or contact Jack Nolan at (089) 4026872 for further information. Follow us on Facebook at Dungarvan Men’s Shed.

COISTE LOURDES, AN RINN AGUS AN SEAN PHOBAL Míle buíochas do gach éinne a thug cabhair agus tacaíocht dúinn don Crannchur do Coiste Lourdes, go háirithe Marie Kelly, Heilbhic, An Rinn, a thug an cuilt bhreac, lámh déanta dúinn don crannchur. Míle buíochas a Mhaire.Torthaí don Crannchur a bhí ar siúl í Tigh Tabhairne Mooneys, An Rinn ar an Satharn, 28, Mí Iúil, 2018 ag 10.30 i.n. Míle buíochas do Liam Ó Muiríosa, Mooneys, as a chabhair agus tacaíocht. Buaiteoirí: Ceád duais, Cuilt Bhreac - Margaret O'Riordan, Cill Rosanta, Dara duais, Cis Mór - Kathleen agus Ned Connors, Ballyvoile, triú duais, Béile do bheirt sa Bialann Whitehorses, Árd Mhór - Dearbhla Ní Chorchra, Navan, Ceathrú duais, Caoga euro - Geraldine Curran, Copytype, Dún Garbhán, Cúigiú duais, Caoga euro - Eileen Hennessy, c/o Anne Hennessy, Heilbhic, An Rinn, Séú duais, Caoga euro - Violet Hayes, An Rinn. Many thanks to all who helped and supported our Raffle for Lourdes. A special word of thanks to Marie Kelly, Heilbhic, An Rinn who donated a beautiful handmade patchwork quilt to the Raffle. Many thanks Marie. Results of Raffle which took place in Mooneys Tigh Tabhairne, An Rinn on Saturday, 28th July, 2018 at 10.30 p.m. Many thanks to Liam Morrissey, Mooneys, for his help and support. Prizewinners: 1st Prize, Patchwork Quilt - Margaret O'Riordan, Kilrossanty, 2nd Prize, Large Hamper - Kathleen and Ned Connors, Ballyvoile, 3rd Prize, Meal for two at the Whitehorses, Ardmore Dearbhla Ní Chorchra, Navan, 4th Prize, Fifty euro - Geraldine Curran, Copytype, Dungarvan, 5th Prize, Fifty euro - Eileen Hennessy c/o Anne Hennessy, Helvick, An Rinn, 6th Prize, Fifty euro - Violet Hayes, An Rinn. SEIRBHÍS BUS I nGAELTACHT NA nDÉISE Tá seirbhís bus idir Aird Mhór agus Dún Garbhán ar fáil anois. Tá stadanna in An Sean Phobal, Heilbhic, Baile na nGall, ag Oifig an Phoist agus i Maoil ‘a Choirne. Seirbhís ceithre uair sa ló, Luan go Satharn atá ann.

Tuilleadh eolas ar AN GHAELTACHT CLG TREALLAMH DARA LÁIMHE Tá An Ghaeltacht ag lorg treallamh CLG dara láimhe atá agat sa mbaile! Camáin, clogaid, buataisí, láimhíní srl. Is féidir linn an treallamh seo a úsáid sna scoileanna agus bheadh sé thar a bheith úsáideach. Labhair le coach do pháiste má tá aon rud agat. Is féidir treallamh a fhágaint leis na coaches ag Halla Pobail Na Rinne aon oíche Aoine. SPRAOI – GRÚPA SÚGARTHA NA RINNE Tiocfaidh Spraoi, Grúpa Súgartha do thuismitheoirí agus páistí, le chéile i Halla Pobail na Rinne ar an Aoine beag seo ón 10r.n. go 12i.n. Beidh comhrá deas agus cupán tae/caifé ar fáil. Tuilleadh eolais: tar i dteagmháil le Bríd: 087 7470428. GRÚPA SÚGARTHA I nDÚN GARBHÁN Beidh grúpa súgartha do leanaí agus tuismitheoirí ag teacht le chéile Dé Máirt i nDún Garbhán.Tá an grúpa lonnaithe i Leabharlann Dhún Garbhán gach Máirt ón 10.30r.n. go 12i.n. Beidh scéalaíocht, rannta, ealaíon agus cluichí. Tuilleadh eolais: téigh i dteagmháil le Cabríní 083-4455914 nó cuir r-phost ag An Irish language playgroup will meet in Dungarvan Library from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Tuesday. Further information: contact Cabríní on 083-4455914 or email SCÉIM TÚS An bhfaigheann tú an Liúntas Cuardaitheora Poist? An bhfuil tú dífhostaithe agus ag iarraidh obair a dhéanamh ar tograí pobail? Bíonn deiseanna ar fáil faoin scéim TÚS do dhaoine dífhostaithe sa Rinn agus sa Sean Phobal. Más rud é go bhfuil tú faoi 25 bliain d’aois, tá buntáiste mór ar fáil. Déan teagmháil le cigire TÚS Cian O hAileasa ag 087 3770256 nó Bainisteoir Comhlacht Forbartha na nDéise, Críostóir Ó Faoláin ag 058 46664 nó Are you on job seekers allowance? Are you Unemployed and interested in working in Local Community Projects? Tús provides work opportunities for all unemployed people in the An Rinn/An Sean Phobal area. If you are less than 25 years of age

there will be a major financial incentive for participating. Contact the Tús supervisor Cian O hAileasa at 087 3770256 or the manager of Comhlacht Forbartha na nDeise, Críostóir Ó Faoláin 058-46664. CAIRDE NA GAELTACHTA Buaileann Cairde na Gaeltachta, Cumann Gníomhaíochta Lucht Scoir i nGaeltacht na nDéise, le chéile an céad Máirt den mhí ag 3i.n. in Ionad Pobail na Rinne. Tá fáilte is fiche roimh cách. SEIRBHÍS DOCHTÚRA Bíonn an Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú ar fáil i gcomhair coinne in Ionad Pobail na Rinne, Dé Máirt agus Déardaoin ach é a chur in áirithe roimh ré. Déan teagmháil le Strandside Medical i gcomhair tuilleadh eolais, 058 41227. Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú is available on appointment in the Health Centre in Ionad Pobail na Rinne on Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Strandside Medical for further information, 058 41227. CUMANN NAOMH UINSEANN DE PÓL Má theastaíonn ó éinne teagmháil a dhéanamh le Cumann Naomh Uinseann de Pól sa cheantar, is féidir teacht orthu ag (058) 46125 nó 0851422902. The contact numbers for the An Rinn / An tSean Phobail branch of St Vincent de Paul are (058) 46125 or 085-1422902. SCÉIM FOLÁIREAMH DO SHEANÓIRÍ Más maith leat cnaipe práinne agus siogairlín a fháil faoin Scéim Foláireamh do Sheanóirí, tar i dteagmháil linn – 058 46664, If you think you could benefit from a panic button and pendant under the Seniors Alert Scheme, contact us on 058 46664, MEÁIN SHÓISIALTA / TEAGMHÁIL / CONTACT Is féidir an nuacht is déanaí agus eolas faoi imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl sa Rinn agus sa Seanphobal a fháil ar an leathanach Facebook atá ag an gComhlucht Forbartha agus táimid ar fáil ar Twitter anois chomh maith – @cfdeise. If anybody has events / news to be included in Nótaí na Gaeltachta, send them to or 058-46664.

Campa Samhradh an tSean Phobail 13 Lúnasa go dtí 17 Lúnasa ó 10-2 I Phairc CLG an tSean Phobail. Gach eólas o Olivia Úi Fhaoláin 087-6234219. Má ta suim ag éinne teacht don cabhair linn chuir glaoch ar Olivia le do thoil. Old Parish Summer Camp runs from the 13th to

the 17th August, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. at the GLG Old Parish grounds. Information about the camp can be obtained from Olivia Whelan on 087-6234219. Volunteers to help at the camp are welcome, please contact Olivia.



ANNUAL MUSEUM FUNDRAISING BOOK SALE We are now accepting book donations in the museum for our annual fundraising Book Sale. The Book Sale will be held sometime during October 2018. YOUR CHANCE TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM Museum membership is available for an annual fee of €15 if you would like to support the work of the Museum. The Museum relies heavily on membership fees, donations and fundraising activities, so we

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would be delighted if you would join us as a member. DONATION OF OBJECTS AND OLD PHOTOGRAPHS The Museum relies on donations of objects from members of the public. We do not have funds to purchase objects, so we would be very grateful for any objects of local historic interest which you would kindly be willing to donate to us. Also if you have any old photographs of people, places, ships, sports events etc. with a County Waterford connection we are very happy to accept them.

VISITING THE MUSEUM We welcome visits from schools, community groups, and local history societies. Please contact us at (058) 45960 to arrange a visit. OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Admission is free. CONTACT DETAILS Tel: (058) 45960 Email: Website: Facebook: waterford county museum Twitter: @waterfordmuseum


First Name Joseph Patrick


Service No. Rank Pr. 290394 Chief Stoker

Service Army (U.S.) R.Navy

Unit 11 Eng.Reg. H.M.S.Endymion

Where Born Waterford Ballynoe Tallow

Death Category Accident Died

Date of Death 7/28/18 7/30/18


Beautiful art work by Janet Sibley currently on exhibit in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre, the paintings will be on display untilAugust 15th.

BONMAHON COPPER COAST GEOPARK VISITOR CENTER The beautiful art work by Janet Sibley is currently on exhibit in the Visitor Centre, the paintings will be on display until August 15th. Janet's stunning paintings of treescapes are well worth seeing. The Tramore Yarners Craft Group meets weekly in the Café from 10.30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. All are welcome to join in. Reminder, the Visitor Centre Cafe and Museum are open daily from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. throughout the Summer (closed Tuesdays). For more information see BONMAHON SURF CAMPS Bunmahon Kids Surf Camps are now in full swing. As every year, camps will be running until the end of the Summer holidays from Monday to Friday. For more information or to book now, please contact Tadhg on 087-6398210. BONMAHON COMMUNITY SOCIETY The numbers drawn recently were 5, 10, 21 and 2. We had no Jackpot or Match 3 winners. Our 2 lucky dip winners who receive €50 each were David Power and Nicky Hayes. Join us for our next jackpot which now stands at €11,100.

17th Century Hand Coloured Map of Provincia Momoniae, the Province of Munster

KILL WELCOME We would like to express a big, warm welcome to the new principal of Kill National School, Mr. Donal Kelly who will be taking over the position with the coming school year.We wish you all the best for the coming years. Best wishes also to Mr. Richard Ryan who is taking on a new challenge after the Summer. Kill GAA BBQ Kill GAA Club would like to thank all who supported our barbecue in Dunphy's Bar last Saturday. Monies raised will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator, so it’s a good cause. Kill GAA Club would like to thank our sponsors for the night which include Dungarvan Nissan, Dunphy’s Bar Kill, Happy Days Kill, Kazbar, Pisces Restaurant, Bausch & Lomb, Kill GAA Club, The Coach House, Dawn Meats, Curran Foods, Imagine Fitness and Imelda and Ray Murphy.

This map was printed in 1646 and was compiled by noted mapmaker Joannes Jansson (1588-1664) who was from Arnhem in the Netherlands. It is interesting to note that it marks the famous 'Speaking Stone' Cloch Labhrais, which is beside the River Tay near Stradbally. It was believed to possess magical powers as it could tell whether a person was lying or not. The map has been generously donated to the museum by historian Julian Walton.

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Children from Belarus visit Ballylawn Stud

Kinsalebeg Macra members pictured at their Annual General Meeting. CONTACT INFORMATION Please note items to be included in the West Waterford Notes column must be submitted at the latest 10.00 p.m. on the Monday night before publication. Items for the notes are always welcome and can be submitted by email to or by call, text, whatsApp or viber to 087-2076704 or calling 024-92249. Thank you. GRAVEYARD MAINTENANCE COLLECTION We the community of Aglish are so very proud of our graveyard here in Aglish which is always beautifully maintained all year round. This is thanks to the trojan work done by our caretaker who takes such great pride in his job. In appreciation for all his hard work done throughout the year - we say thank you by donating to the “Annual Caretakers Church Gate Collection”. This year’s Graveyard Maintenance Collection takes place at all Masses this weekend (August 4th & 5th) in the parish. Please give generously to this collection and show your appreciation for the wonderful care which is being given to the resting place of our loved ones by supporting this collection on the day or putting your donation in an envelope and dropping it off at the Parish Priests house at anytime, thank you. BBQ IN MAUREEN'S BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY The Annual BBQ Fundraiser for Children's Hospital Crumlin takes place in Maureen's Bar Aglish on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th August, from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Bouncy Castle for the kids, great evening assured. Once again Gary (Gordon Ramsey) Walsh will be Head Chef. Please support this great cause. MARY BUTLER, TD CLINIC Mary Butler,TD, wishes to advise you all that there will be no Advice Clinics in August due to holiday’s. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Her next clinics here in West Waterford will take place on the first Saturday of September. Thank you.

KINSALEBEG MACRA Kinsalebeg Macra held their Annual General Meeting in Clashmore on Tuesday last, July 24th and we had a good turn out. Our thanks to County Chairperson Clare Leddy from Ballyduff/Ballysaggart Macra and Tom O’Donoghue from Cappoquin Macra for attending the meeting. The officers elected for the coming year are as follows:- President John Budds; Chairperson - Edmond Og Ledingham; Secretary - Ita Keevers; PRO - Mary McGrath; Treasurer - Jamie Hurley. As always we would love to see some new members join our great little club, just get in touch with any of the above officers or any member of our club, for further information. You can also find us on facebook Social Event – Our first social event of the new year was on Wednesday night when almost twenty members walked the beautiful Ardmore cliff walk and finished off the evening with a picnic. A big thank you to all who came along and making it such a great evening out. CIRCUIT TRAINING Circuit Training Classes with the very inspirational coach Ann Guiry will commence tonight Wednesday, August 1st, at the Gym in the Clashmore / Kinsalebeg GAA Clubhouse from 6.00 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. Cost is just €30 for 4 sessions. Only 10 people per class. For further information contact Jacinta Fitzgerald Clashmore or Ann Guiry on 0876725119. SUMMER BINGO Summer Bingo this and every Sunday night takes place here in Kinsalebeg Hall at its eyes down at 8.00 p.m.Transport is available to and from the bingo from Youghal town via bus leaving Youghal for Kinsalebeg from all the usual pick-up points. PARISH OF AGLISH – BALLINAMEELA – MOUNT STUART World Meeting of Families: Tickets are still available please contact Maureen Betts or Fr. O’Connor. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE At our Clashmore 45 Drive on

Clashmore and Piltown Parish Weekend Mass Times: Piltown – Saturday Vigil Mass – 6.00 p.m. Clashmore – Sunday Morning – 9.00 a.m. Weekday Mass: Clashmore on Thursday morning. Collection Envelopes: We still have some Parish offering envelopes, in the churches which have not been collected or distributed in some areas. If you don't receive your box of envelopes, please check at the church as your box may be there.

Monday night last, July 30th, winners this week were Bobby and Mary Ann Connery on eight games. In second place on seven games we had Jock O’Connell and Derry Cotter. In joint third on six games we had Hanna Lucas and Mary O’Donovan, Gabriel Hynes and Tony Keane, Kathleen Osborne and Eileen Dower, Terry McGrath and Mary Foley, Kyle Cunningham and Aine Curran, Una Kenneally and Margaret Leahy. Best of the last five were Conor Lynch and Alan McCarthy. Our lucky last game winners were Anne and Roger Ledingham.Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your great support CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG GAA LOTTO Our Clashmore/Kinsalebeg GAA club weekly lotto draw took place last Monday night, July 30th and the following were the numbers out of the drum 13, 16, 21 and 26. We had no Jackpot winner. Next week our Jackpot will be €5,000 when our draw takes place at the Old Still Bar. Congratulations to the following who were the winners of €20 spot prizes: John Motherway, Alan McCarthy, Liam Troy, Nick Troy and the O’ Doherty’s.Thanks to everyone for supporting our draw. LIVE AT DEISE BRÚ! Live at Deise Brú House, Aglish on this and every second Saturday and Sunday evening we have duo “Out The Gap” playing outside in the garden. Hope to see you all there. JERSEY SPONSORSHIP

Some very welcome news for Clashmore / Kinsalebeg Ladies Football underage teams this week, as our Under 12, 10 and 8 teams were presented with a new set of Jerseys which they will wear with great pride. These were very kindly sponsored by Youghal Credit Union. It's great to have local businesses supporting sport and the GAA within the community On behalf of the club a huge thank you to to Youghal Credit Union - Clashmore / Kinsalebeg Ladies Football really appreciate your support.

CHILDREN from Belarus together with their host families and friends enjoyed a wonderful day at Ballylawn Stud hosted by Francis and Helen Connors. The bouncy slide was hugely popular but the highlight of the day, for children and adults, was undoubtedly the horses. We had a tour of the stables to admire the magnificent show jumping horses and then the fun of pony rides.The day ended with a fabulous barbeque – and more time on the bouncy slide. The catastrophic effects of the Chernobyl disaster are still very much felt in Belarus. Time away from the contamination has been scientifically proven to extend the lifespan of the children. While with us they enjoy clean air, fresh food and, most importantly experience the one to one attention of family life. They also have a lot of fun! Many thanks to Helen and Francis and their team of helpers for their kindness and hospitality and for making the day so special. If you think you could share your home with a child next summer, for 2 or 4 weeks, please ring Clodagh at 024-90001 or 086-8430178.

Children with the horses at Ballylawn Stud.

Fond Memories of Patricia (Pat) Hurton (1946-2018) ON Saturday next, August 4th at 3.00 p.m. you are all invited to join Paddy, Terry, Tommy, Brady and all the Hurton and Heaphy families to say a final farewell as they lay to rest the ashes of their beloved Patricia (Pat) Hurton (nee Heaphy) in the ancestral Hurton family plot, in the shadow of the Heritage Centre in the beautiful historic St. Paul’s (also known as St. Mochua’s) Cemetery at the top of the village in Clashmore. Pat died peacefully on June 7th at Waterford University Hospital after a long and very courageous battle against illness during which she was so lovingly cared for and supported by her loving husband Paddy, her sons and all her family and friends. In the days following her death Pat lay in repose at her home in Coolbagh, followed by her Cremation Service in the Island Crematorium on Saturday, June 9th. Paddy, Terry, Tommy and Brady are very grateful to the wonderful neighbours and friends who called to their home to say goodbye to Pat and support them in their sad loss during those very difficult days. A native of Youghal, born on the on the 11th of March 1946, Pat was the youngest of 15 children, of parents Madgie and Thomas Heaphy, Sarsfield Terrace. Pat received her Primary and Secondary education in the local schools in the town before beginning her working career at Blackwater Cottons, a career that was to extend over 12 years. In the 1950’s and 60’s Youghal was a busy town and one of its social highlights was a night at the “Showboat” where big bands from all over the country were appearing. It was on one such night out at the Showboat that Pat met the

love of her life - who was also one of her work colleagues - Paddy Hurton and they married in 1964. For the next 15 years the happy couple lived in Youghal, together they raised their sons whom they are so very proud of. They also lovingly cared for Pat’s dearly loved mother Madgie, in their home in the latter years of her life. In 1979 Pat, Paddy and their family moved across the bridge to Paddy’s hometown of Clashmore where they built their dream home in Coolbagh. A quite, gentle most unassuming lady, Pat had a great love and appreciation of life, she loved her family and her life revolved around them and the family home. Pat was a wonderful cook, she had a great passion for food preparation and presentation, long before food programmes were fashionable, and she worked for many years in various hotels and restaurants locally. A most kind, caring and compassionate lady Pat also worked for some time in Padre Pio Nursing home. Pat loved to travel and went on many foreign holidays including the United States on two occasions. Pat loved the simple pleasures of life and no matter where she went, Pat loved to come home to the comfort of her own home in Coolbagh. She enjoyed nothing better than spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, watching a good film or watching some of her favourite television programmes. Pat was a lady who was never afraid of a challenge or to learn a new skill. Paddy loves to tell the story of when Pat went to take her driving test in an old Ford Transit Van with no power steering, and did a three point turn perfectly hence she passed her test first time.

Patricia (Pat) Hurton The latter years of Pat’s life were marred by illness, despite all her pain and discomfort she always wore a gentle smile. Pat was a woman of great courage, for her it was mind over matter and she always looked on the bright side of life. She was always so appreciative and grateful for all the kindness and care she received from her family and all the medical teams in hospital, at the local clinic and at home. Pat was a bright light in the family home and now that light has been extinguished leaving her family brokenhearted. To her husband Paddy; her sons Terry, Tommy and Brady; her grandchildren Davin, Jason and Chance; her daughters-in-law Marguerite and Lisa-Marie; her brothers Gussie (Youghal) and Noel (England); her nephews and nieces; and all her relatives and friends, we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. May the beautiful memories each of you have of this lovely lady bring you peace and comfort at this sad and lonely time.



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Dungarvan Junior Musical Stage School New Term starting soon WITH only three weeks to the start of our new term we are now taking names for new students who wish to join us at our stage school family. We cater for students aged 4 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13 to 18 in our classes that take place every Monday and Wednesday in St Josephs School Dungarvan. If you like to sing, dance, act and perform or you just like to have fun and make new friends then Dungarvan and West Waterford's premier stage school is the place for you. We have a strong emphasis on confidence building and having while learning all the skills of the performing arts from the industries most experienced and in demand professionals, skills that

stay with and benefit the students way and beyond the world of the stage and rehearsal room. All our students get to perform live on stage in our much talked about full scale end of term productions that include to date Legally Blonde, Annie, Sister Act, Beauty And The Beast, Joseph, Cats, Hairspray, Grease, The Little Mermaid,The Addams Family, High School Musical and many many more. We are delighted to announce that our next end of term production will be the brilliant musical All Shook Up based on the wonderful songs and music of Elvis Presley that will be staged at The Sports Centre Dungarvan in January and we are sure it will be hugely popular with all our

students and audiences alike. We will be holding a open / registration evening on Friday, 17th August in St. Josephs School Dungarvan from 5.15 pm to 7.30 pm for new students to enrol for our new term or if you like you can secure your place today by calling David or Brian on 0872360330 and we will happily answer any questions you might have and enrol you over the phone or you can send us a message on our Facebook page and we will get back to you immediately. So why not see for yourself why so many happy students from Dungarvan and the West Waterford area cant be wrong. Let The Fun Begin.

Orla, Hannah and Isobel Hayes pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

The Booley House band will be playing every Wednesday in St. Michael's Hall, Ballyduff at 8.15 p.m.

The Booley House THE Booley House returned last Wednesday evening for the first show of the season and was very well received by a full house in St. Michael's Hall. It was a beautiful Summer's evening and patrons were treated to a real Ballyduff welcome with delicious home baking and tea, which was followed by a fantastic evening of entertainment. The Booley House will be running every Wednesday until the last week of August. Patrons are advised to book in advance to guarantee tickets

for their chosen night and of course come along early to St. Michael's Hall, Ballyduff Upper, to enjoy the complimentary cup of tea and home baking. Bookings for this highly recommended show can be made either online at or by phoning the direct booking line (058) 60456 2.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Lismore Heritage Centre also takes bookings at 058-54975. For further informations on The Booley House Show, email or talk to Thomas Hyland at 086-8208242.

Sean Drohan, WLR, Orla Dawson, Dungarvan Credit Union, Geoff Harris, WLR and Kieran O'Connor pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Maria O'Donovan, Aoife Byrne, Niamh Reddy and Ellen O'Byrne pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Eoin O'Brien, Evelyn O'Brien and Jamie Barbuzo pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


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The Bank Holiday Weekend Festival “For Lovers of Music” DUNGARVAN IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND WITH THE PROMISE OF RETURNING SUNSHINE, A BANK HOLIDAY AND A SUMMER FESTIVAL OF TOP QUALITY MUSIC ALL LINED UP FOR YOUR PLEASURE! THE three-day Dungarvan Summer Music Festival opens on Friday night at 8.00 p.m. in the SGC (cinema) theatre with Lúnasa - that solid-gold Irish Trad group who leave audiences the world over feeling both energised and exhausted simultaneously! The lively concert has attracted even more attention with the recent news that Natalie Merchant will feature as a (very) special guest. The festival moves outdoors on Saturday when short pop-up performances from the Festival musicians will take place at various points along the Waterford Greenway (weather permitting). See Event Diary for details of times and venues. The second concert in the festival series takes place in Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre on Saturday at 8pm. “Antarctica” is an intriguing multi-media performance featuring an hypnotic electronic score as a backdrop to the haunting uilleann pipes of David Power. The music plays to the projected imagery of the early explorations of the vast icy wasteland of Antarctic by Ernest Shackleton and others. Projections also include many images of the marine life that inhabit that mysterious space.

The festival finale will be performed at 12.00 noon on Sunday, 5th August in the wonderfully atmospheric St. Mary’s Church of Ireland. The performance features an intriguing newlycomposed work incorporating music alongside the spoken word. Based on the ancient literary epic of the madness of King Sweeney, “Buile Shuibhne” is performed by the RTÉ Contempo String Quartet with David Power and also features Actor Eamonn Hunt who reads excerpts from a translation of the ancient story. At the time of going to press, tickets are still available for all performances and can be purchased locally from The Wine Buff in Dungarvan (05824523) and SGC Dungarvan (058-45796). They are also available to purchase on-line at There are a limited number of Festival Tickets (all 3 concerts €50) available –although these are selling quickly. For further details about the festival, follow us on Facebook and twitter #DungarvanFest or check out the festival website:


YOUR WEEKEND DIARY 8.00 p.m. Friday 3rd Saturday 4th 11.00 a.m. 1.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m. 12.00 noon Sunday 5th

SGC Theatre Bandstand (The Lookout Durrow Tunnel Old Train Station, Kilmacthomas Town Hall Theatre St. Mary’s Church of Ireland

Lúnasa in concert Greenway Session 1 Greenway Session 2 Greenway Session 3 Antarctica Performance Buile Shuibhne

Social Media Competition Winners f you have been checking the local newspapers, listening to WLR or following the festival facebook and twitter posts, you will know that there are several opportunities to win fabulous prizes in our Festival Competitions. While some competitions are still running, we have some very happy winners with results already announced for the following competitions. Our social media competition for 2 tickets to the Lúnasa concert on Friday night plus dinner for 2 (with wine) in Lawlor’s Hotel is Seán Birney. Mary Lannon was the winner of 2 tickets to Antarctica plus Greenway Bike Hire for 2 (courtesy of CycleSports). The result of our final social media competition for 2 tickets to Buile Shuibhne plus lunch for 2 at 360 Cookhouse is not available at time of press, but will be announced on our facebook page very shortly. We hope all our winners enjoy their prizes and enjoy the festival!


Lunasa on Stage

RTÉ ConTempo String Quartet

Festival Committee members Eugene Tobin, Katie Power, Anne Halpin, Alice Fitzgerald, Caroline Veale, David Power, Clare Power and Cian Whelan at the photo launch for the festival earlier this month. The Dungarvan Summer Music Festival committee would like to sincerely thank their sponsors, without whose financial and other assistance, this festival could not have taken place. Their ongoing support and encouragement has allowed us to deliver a third year of traditional and newly commissioned music, creative and innovative performances by world-class musicians and performers, and to invite them and our many visitors to experience Dungarvan, our beautiful home town. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. [Patrick Browne]

David Power

Linda Buckley

Eamonn Hunt



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Dungarvan Lions Club members Phyllis Davis, President, Ger O’Donovan, Jay Murphy, John Lawless, Barry Hannigan, Rena Landers and Anne Fielding pictured with Eugene Tobin, SGC General Manager and Caroline Kinghorn, SGC, at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Cora Fitzgerald and Teresa O’Donovan. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Eugene Tobin, SGC General Manager, Rena Landers and John Hanlon. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Catherine Ryan, Margo Fenton Enright and Emma O’Connor. [Dan McGrath]

Collette Arnold and Noelle Dunford pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Rachel Cotter and Carol Hargrove. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan [Dan McGrath] Lions Club were Niamh Cahill and Eilish Fenton.

Bob and Marie O’Brien pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan [Dan McGrath] Lions Club were John O’Brien and John Dwane.

Ger O’Donovan, Paul O’Gorman and Eamon Moore pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan [Dan McGrath] Lions Club were Claire Power with Kathy and Jay Murphy.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



 Reviews Movie  In association with SGC Dungarvan Mama Mia! Here We Go Again By Bill Tubbritt

Phyllis Davis, President Dungarvan Lions Club pictured with Nollaig Hennessy and John McCarthy, who entertained the attendance at the pre Premier reception for Mamma Mia in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club. [Dan McGrath]

MAMMA Mia 2 is the follow up to the hugely successful 2008 movie Mamma Mia. This movie is both a prequel and a sequel as it takes us back and forth through the lives of all those loveable characters we were introduced to in the first movie. It’s great to see almost all the original cast returning along with a few notable inclusions. The full cast line up consists of Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Andy García, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Cher, and Meryl Streep. The Movie was released on July 20th, almost exactly 10 years to the date of the release of the original movie. As previously stated this movie is kind of like a sequel and prequel at the same time as we first go back to 1979 to join a young Donna as she graduates college and sets out on a Summer long adventure around Europe. On this adventure Donna meets her 3 suitors Harry, Bill and Sam who everyone will of course remember from the first movie.This begins a story of love, laughs and heartache for the young Donna. Fast forward to present day and Donna’s daughter is now pregnant and attempting to restore a house while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi. Mamma Mia: Here we go again certainly does have a lot more good points then bad. An excellently assembled cast really combine together beautifully to deliver a fun, easy watching movie that will most definitely have cinema audiences

singing along to all the familiar ABBA hits. It’s not all good as the plot could be a little stronger at times but really it’s hardly noticeable as this is just a fun and enjoying movie to watch that surprisingly can get some what emotional at times. Rating 4/5

Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! By Bill Tubbritt

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Nicola Callanan, Val O’Sullivan and Suzanne Buttimer. [Dan McGrath]

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Brid Leahy, Ann Fenton and Brid Fenton. [Dan McGrath]

THOMAS & Friends make their big screen debut in this children’s tale taken from the popular TV show from the 1980s.This time around the franchise is expanding its horizons a bit as Thomas & Friends introduce a whole host of new characters from all corners of the world including more female characters. The story finds Thomas with a serious case of engine envy as his new friend Australian racing car, Ace (voiced by Peter Andre) is the coolest kid on the block. This friendship is bad news for Thomas as he chooses to abandon his duties at the station to follow Ace on an around the world adventure race. The excitement’s of the new adventure disappears after Thomas is left down by his new friend and is forced to learn a valuable lesson about life, real friendships and responsibility. This movie takes the characters from the series

in a different direction in an attempt to relaunch this old formula that was so successful in the past. Credit should go here for breaking Thomas away from the shackles of the past. Thomas & Friends is still definitely one for the younger audiences who should go away happy enough. Rating 2.5/5

Pictured at the Mamma Mia Premier in the SGC Cinema in aid of Dungarvan Lions Club were Grainne Earley, Anne O’Connor and Sharon O’Brien. [Dan McGrath]



Aoife Kiely with children Sheena, Caoimhe and Diarmuid, pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Sarah Conway, Show Secretary; Dick Waide and Siofra Bourke pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Anita and Patrick Buckley pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Jennifer Maher and Claire Connors pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Mary Frost and Cormac Curran pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. Liam and Conor Moore pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show.

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Show Chairman Pat Cunningham and daughter Emma pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Aoibhin, Claire and Sean Murray pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Show.

Kay Kelly, Carleena Barlow and Ruth Walsh pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Margaret and Tony Tobin pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Keelin Harty and Marion Phelan, Tack & Things, enjoying the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Shirley Walsh and Margaret McGrath pictured at the Dungarvan Agricultural Show. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



Tour of the glaciers in the Vanoise National Park, France I HEADED to the Vanoise National Park in France for my trekking holiday this year. After 10 years of hiking in company around Europe and South America this was my first solo trip to the mountains. The tour of the Glaciers is a 6 day trek around the park that adjoins the Gran Paradiso park in Italy which we did last summer.Together these two parks make up the biggest nature reserve in Europe. To get there I took the early morning flight to Lyon then three train connections to the border town of Modane.The plan was to make use of the GR5 and GR55 trails which traverse the mountains around here along with a few other minor trails. GR which stands for Grande Randonne (great walk) is a network of walking paths across Western Europe.The full GR5 stretches from the north of Holland to Nice, with the Alpine section starting in Geneva.The GR55 has variant sections to this trail.

carved by Neolithic man. Shortly beyond this I left the GR5 trail and took another track which eventually joined up with the GR55. For the first time I was going in the same direction as other walkers albeit for a short while. I came across a World War 2 blockhouse with gun turrets facing both valleys. The trail then entered a wide valley with the regions highest mountain, La Grande Casse 3855m towering above on my right. After 5 hours walking I arrived at the Col de la Vanoise refuge. Dropping off the bag again I descended to a lake below the col which can be walked across on stepping stones. There were lots of people sitting around the lake as it is a popular destination from the town of Pralognan, only 2 hours walk away. This added 5k to my day but was well worth the effort as the scenery was terrific here.

DAY 1 – SUNDAY 22/07/18 REFUGE L’ORGERE TO REFUGE PLAN SEC Waking to an overcast morning the prospects were not good for views today, but thankfully it cleared up nicely. There are two options at the start of this trek, the first being a 900m climb in forest all the way to Refuge l’Orgere. The second is to take a taxi to the refuge. The taxi won here. Starting out at the refuge there was still another 200m climb to clear the tree line over a distance of 3 kilometres. The first hour was walked in fog but this cleared shortly after clearing the forest. Barring a couple of small fog patches after this the day was very good. 2 hours into the walk I found myself contouring around the Aussois valley on a high mountain trail, with 2 dammed lakes below me. On the opposite side of the valley La Dente Parrachee 3697m towered over the village of Aussois far below. A couple of hours later I left the GR5 trail briefly and climbed to Refuge Dente Parrachee for a short break. Returning to the main trail, it took another hour to reach my first nights lodging at Refuge Plan Sec 2330m. I had found it strange all day that people were coming against me all the time while no one seemed to be going my way. At the refuge I found out from other hikers that the European guidebook did the tour in a clockwise direction whilst my English version was anti clockwise. I realised then that I would spend most of the week hiking alone.

DAY 2 – MONDAY 23/07/18 REFUGE PLAN SEC TO REFUGE L’ARPONT It was a beautiful morning leaving the refuge at 8am. There was a little fog in the valley but all was clear higher up. Today’s trek started with a high traverse around the mountainside until arriving at a deep gorge.The path climbed up through this until it reached another track higher up where it levelled off again. Like the day before the traffic was all against me except for a lone Belgian who was in a hurry as he intended doing two days in one. After four hours walking the trail entered an area called Coum d’Enfer.This was a beautiful huge coum with many waterfalls cascading down from the cliffs on my left.There were a lot of footbridges to cross along here and when I finally emerged from the coum I could see my next refuge on the hillside opposite. An hour or so later I arrived at the refuge l’Arpont and after booking in and dropping off my big bag I headed up the mountain again. I had a small pack away bag for these occasions to carry essential gear. After climbing 400m I arrived at Lac d’Arpont. This is a very scenic spot with the lake being fed by the Arpont glacier behind it. After taking the customary photographs I headed back to the refuge to end a great days hiking around the park.

Day 4 - Refuge on Col Vanoise and Grande Casse 3855m.

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY 25/07/18 REFUGE COL DE LA VANOISE TO REFUGE VALETTE Another beautiful day weather-wise, it was getting better as the week went on. Today’s walk was the one I had been a bit wary off as I was abandoning the GR trails to take a high track that traversed a remote and wild area of the mountains. It was only 13k but included a total of 1300m height gain which would be a test with a big rucksack.The trail initially dropped 700m over a distance of 4k with many rockfalls to negotiate. The way was marked with small mounds of stones placed on large boulders. This 4k stretch took me 2 hours to complete, slow going. On eventually reaching a path junction at the bottom it was straight back up to the height I started at to gain Col de la Grand Marchet 2490m. Some of this was on chains and iron rungs bolted to the rock.This is known as Via Ferrata (iron way).This took me another one and a half hours to do 3k. Eventually arriving on top the views were fantastic in all directions. After a well earned break here the trail tackled two more smaller cols with lots of up and down between them, before finally levelling off on a well constructed balcony path that traversed the mountainside with the town of Pralognan visible more than 1000m below. A hang glider passed close by me on this section. Eventually the refuge Valette appeared on a hillside ahead with yet another descent and climb of 100m between us. It took me six and a half hours to walk/scramble the 13k. The skies were darkening as I reached the hut and a few hours later a heavy thunderstorm hit the area.

DAY 3 – TUESDAY 24/07/18 REFUGE L’ARPONT TO REFUGE COL DE LA VANOISE Another beautiful morning and straight after breakfast it was up again to another high level trail around the mountains. I was now in the heart of the Vanoise National Park and the views were getting better as I progressed. After 2 hours the trail arrived at a lovely plateau with the Mont Pelve glacier sending down streams and waterfalls all around. After crossing yet more footbridges the trail arrived at the confluence of 2 valleys. Just off the trail stood a large “Acorn Cup” stone. I had been watching out for this as the guidebook claims it was

Day 3 - Mont Pelve glacier.

Day 4 - Col Grande Marchet 2490m.

Day 4 - En route to Col Grande Marchet.

DAY 5 – THURSDAY 26/07/18 REFUGE VALETTE TO REFUGE PECLET-POLSET The storm abated overnight and the skies were clear again next morning. On the advice of the guardian in the hut I abandoned my planned route to the refuge Peclet-Polset. The guide book recommends dropping to the valley floor and simply walking up valley to the hut. Instead the guardian suggested another high mountain path that passed close to the glaciers. This sounded way better to me so off I went. Either way the trail initially dropped 500m to an area called Nants. This place had a lot more streams that had to be crossed on submerged stones.Yet again from here it was back uphill another 500m to a beautiful coum called Cirque de Genepy. The trail crossed this wild landscape which had yet more streams and waterfalls coming from the Glacier de Genepy. I got my first close up sighting of a chamois here, which is a small mountain deer. I had yet to see any bouquetin (Ibex) which is a much bigger animal. Marmots (a ground burrowing animal of the squirrel family) can be seen regularly almost everywhere in the Alps. It took over an hour to cross the cirque but it was great being so close to the glacier. Coming out of the cirque the trail then dropped down to the upper part of the valley floor at a dairy farm called Alpage de Ritort. I stopped and had an ice tea here before carrying on up the valley and climbing another 600m to my next destination at Peclet-Polset 2474m.This modern refuge stood on a plateau facing the Polset glacier across the valley. Once again the scenery had been awesome on this leg of the trek and even though it included another 1300m climbing it wasn’t as tough as the previous day as it was spread out over 20k.There was another scenic lake above this hut and I climbed up to it after booking in. Lac Blanc lies in a hanging valley with great views across to the glacier. I got back to the hut just before it rained and that night another electric storm hit the mountain.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY 27/07/18 REFUGE PECLET-POLSET TO MODANE Thankfully these storms usually hit in the evenings or at night, it was a beautiful morning again as I set off. Leaving the refuge at 7.20 a.m. the first hour was spent climbing 320m to Col de Chaviere 2796m which is the highest col (pass) on any of the French GR trails. There was a nice bit of snow to cross on this section, some of it very slippery after the night’s rain which had frozen up here. Arriving at the col I witnessed some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. In every direction I was surrounded by high mountains. These included not only the high Vanoise tops but also the Ecrins rang to the north, Mount Viso in Italy which we passed by last year, and far in the distance the snow capped top of Mont Blanc. It was a stunning panorama. At 8.30am it was still chilly up here so after taking some pictures I headed back down the other side. And I mean down. It was a descent of 1750m back to the town of Modane. The first part was tricky over snow and scree but after this it was a lovely descent with great views at every turn.Two and a half hours from the col I came to a beautiful little hamlet called Polset set in a green meadow where an old wood carver was whittling away. Stopping for a chat he told me he did not sell his work, he just did it to pass the time of day. From here it was a long 90 minute trudge through the woods back to Modane. The humidity in the woods was immense and I eventually arrived back to town in 35 degrees heat. I certainly made the right decision in not climbing through that wood at the start of my journey. So ended 6 fantastic days hiking in the Vanoise National Park. Although I travelled on my own for the most part the company and food in the refuges was excellent. Back to the drawing board now for summer 2019, although at the moment it looks like we have a good sized group heading back to Slovenia to climb Mount Triglav 10 years after first doing it in 2009. I have posted a lot of pictures of this trek on my FB page so if anyone is interested feel free to look. P.S. While hillwalking is a great way to keep fit do not attempt to go into the open mountains if you cannot navigate or are not with someone who can. The weather can change so quickly in the Irish hillside and many people get into trouble when it does. Billy Sheehan, Dungarvan

Day 5 - Lac Blance.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Dungarvan Camera Club to celebrate its recent successes by opening an all new Exhibition in Garvey's SuperValu IPF AWARDS Encouraging the membership from the front our Chairperson Roz Ledingham and her able committee have gained three members obtaining new Licentiateships of the Irish Photographic Federation. These are John Bermingham, Michael O'Brien and Colette O'Connell. Congratulations to the members and very well done and they may now have letters LIPF after their names. There are now seven members with this qualification, Mary Tobin, Richard Cutbill, John Pelham and Tom Corcoran, complete the list.This is no mean feat, the applicants have to submit 10-mounted images not smaller than A4 in the form of a panel which has to harmonise together. The judges are Fellows of the IPF, of which there are at least ten or more. They look at these images in detail as they want perfection, but may allow two very minor errors in the whole panel. As one can imagine when it is your turn, the tension is massive. It is a very proud moment should you get a yes. It has to be a very brave photographer to return and try again after a ‘no.’ Some of our members have done that and returned and won. All these members will have new work in the All-New Exhibition. This has been an exciting season with new experiences, firstly we exhibited in an Art Shop in The Apple Market in Waterford City. A brave and totally new experience for our committee and membership, all at short notice with no time to promote the event. Nevertheless it was well received, and generally a good experience, and we would not be shy to try again. Our second Exhibition was in the entrance hall to Garvey's SuperValu in Dungarvan, next to the Tourist Office, and it was sensational. It was part of the Dungarvan Festival of Food opening the day before the festival weekend and running for the week after. The general feedback was

amazing and inspiring to all concerned. We have never sold so many pictures, so when the opportunity arose that we could use the same facility, before, during and after the August Bank Holiday, we jumped at the chance. So as not to bore our public with more of the same, the decision was made that this should be all new or historic work, most certainly nothing recent. The official opening is at 7.00 p.m. on Friday, 3rd August, by a local celebrity, we will open the doors at around 2.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. on Friday 3rd, 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 4th, 12 noon to 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 5th, with 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 6th and 7th. Club members will be manning the exhibition during these open times, for sales, information regarding membership including teaching and training and any questions you may want to have answered. We are not all high-tech photographers, most of us love photography but truly enjoy the social side of the club. Over the years many new friendships have been made as this also is a fun place. Our new season starts in September with our AGM – election of officers, an outline of the future programmes, etc. Exciting times, as the competitive photography becomes paramount and co-operative within the club to compete for both with local and national competitions. This includes individual and club competitions with the Southern Area Camera Clubs (SACC) and the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF). The standard for all these competitions is very high as internationally Irish photography is always respected as a world leader. 20th Anniversary for DCC of the beginning of Club being reformed by Liam Suipeal (now President) and Mary Tobin (now Hon. Member) after many years in the Abyss. We are what we are today because of the determination and hard work by those two excellent members. This

David Walker

will most certainly be celebrated with special events, now being worked on, watch this space. Over this period several seriously excellent professional photographers have started their groundwork with Dungarvan Camera Club, namely: David Clynch (one of the best wedding photographers in Ireland); Karen Dempsey (first class commercial photographer); Eileen Hyland (awardwinning portrait photographer, great with children) and many others. The Suir Valley Photographic Challenge 2018 is a new environment we have been asked to compete in together with Carrick, Clonmel and Waterford Camera Clubs in December.This is multi-disciplines of photography skills which may be pressure we don't need at this time of the year or it may be just another learning curve, as we seem to work well together when up against deadlines. This also is an opportunity for all our members to participate as the projected images categories have three sections – Novice / Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. HOT NEWS John Bermingham has two images accepted in the International Photographic Salon, Varna Bulgaria. John is a very talented, imaginative photographer and it is going to be so exciting to watch his career development, as I am almost certain these international awards become common events that he will achieve again and again. Congratulations and well done, from everyone in DCC.

Julian Ashliegh

WORDS OF MANY THANKS We gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support and would like to thank our generous sponsors: The management and staff of Garvey's SuperValu Supermarket, Dungarvan; John Tynan of The Enterprise Bar, Dungarvan; Pat Ahearne, Dreoilin Glass, Dungarvan, and Pierce Flynn of The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. (Notes by Richard Cutbill with many thanks to PRO John Bermingham and Chairperson Ross Ledingham). Exhibition images from the following members for The All New Exhibition are Breda Duggan, David Walker, John Bermingham LIPF, John Pelham LIPF, Julian Ashleigh, Mary Tobin LIPF, Richard Cutbill LIPF, Chairperson Roz Ledingham, Tony Ledingham and Tony Walsh.

Tony Walsh John Bermingham

Richard Cutbill

Tony Ledingham

Mary Tobin

John Pelham

Breda Duggan Roz Ledingham

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Vintage Combine Exhibition 2018 ON Sunday, July 22nd in glorious sunshine Melleray Vintage Club held their annual event at Lismore Castle lands, “Vintage Combine Exhibition 2018” by kind permission of Lord and Lady Burlington and the Murphy family. Lismore Castle is set on the banks of the River Blackwater in the heritage town of Lismore. Lismore Castle Estate is a working dairy, beef and tillage farm. On the day Vintage Combine harvesters, Binders, Reapers and vintage balers were in action. There was a vast array of machinery from the likes of a Massey Ferguson 307 from the 1970’s, a McCormick Binder from the 1940’s and a John Deere Baler from 1960’s working. There was some Old Style Threshing and Corn Crushing from Tommy Veale and friends. This was a huge attraction for both young and old. Displays of Stationary Engines, Bikes, Cars, Trucks and Tractors were lined along the centre of the event site. Southern Ireland Tractor Pulling Club were in action on the Day with displays of Tractor Pulling with lots of smoke and powerful roars from these modified machines. Entertainment and social dancing was provided by Adrian Ryan, refreshments of all types were available in the Artisan Food village and trinkets could be purchased at the many stalls. There was a fantastic Tractor

Southern Ireland Tractor Pulling in action.

Tom Joe Murphy tests the Scythe. Bouncy Castle and Vintage Amusements to keep the kids entertained. Lismore/Cappoquin Fire Brigade gave fantastic demonstrations of the wonderful work that they do and showed a typical household chip pan fire and how it can be quenched and also gave a demonstration of the tools that they use in rescuing people trapped in Road Traffic Accidents.

A huge thank you to all who came along on the day and supported this wonderful event in aid of Lismore Community First Responders, we would like to thank our members and friends that worked together to make the event happen. Please follow our facebook page “Melleray Vintage Club to keep up to date with our events.

Tommy Veale and Will Power

John Whelan, Jim Hennessey, Mike Smith and John O’Connor hard at work.

Jerry Twomey Farm Manager, Lismore Castle Farm and his wife Caroline enjoying the action with their Spanish students.

Static Displays




Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Kilmeaden Tractor Run

Garrett Fitzgerald Photography

Solas Centre saff and volunteers pictured at the Kilmeaden Tractor Run.

The O'Connor family pictured at the Kilmeaden Tractor Run.

One of the many vintage tractors.

Aidan and Lee Whelan, Jack and Peter Mackey, and Francie Comerford pictured at the Kilmeaden Tractor Run.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



RNLI 24th Annual Helvick Swim & BBQ By Joan Clancy EVERYONE had a great day at the Annual Helvick Swim & BBQ on Sunday, July 22nd on Helvick Pier in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station.We were blessed with beautiful July sunshine and balmy sea breezes as the summer heat wave continued. “We are grateful to all our sponsors, volunteers, the local media and everyone who helped

in any way to make this event the most successful ever in its twenty-four year history!” said Hon Fundraising Chairman Kevin O’Morchoe. The sixty-one sponsored swimmers are Laurence Boland, Linda Bradfield, Peter Burke, Nuala Carroll, Liz Callaghan, Adam Carey, Jimmy Conroy; Justin Coonan, Ray Crowley, Micheal Curran, Aine Cusack, Pat Devereux, Paul Dillon, Darren O’Droma, Tony

Ferncombe, Sinead Ni Faolain, Michael Flynn, Ciaran Foley, Richie Foley, Aoibhean Geary, Aaron Glynn, Jamie Hallahan, Patrick Hallahan, Michael Hayes, Aisling Hennessey, Jamie Hennessey, Claire Kennedy, Colm Kennedy, Michael Lee, Patrick Lee, Michal Malasiewicz, Simon Moloney, Aidan McCarthy, Anne McCarthy, Jennifer McGrath, Declan O’Mahony, John O’Mahony, Nick Molloy,Therese Molyneux,

RNLI Hon Swim Co-ordinator Oliver Clancy giving the safety briefing to the sponsored swimmers in Ballinacourty ahead of the 2018 swim across Dungarvan Bay in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. [Joan Clancy]

Barry Morrissey, Daniel Murphy, Joanne O’Neill, Jenny Noctor, Nicky Power, Yuna Tiennery, Tommy Power, Mark Radley, Tara Rhatigan, John Roche, Mick Roche, Billy Ryan, Emma Saunders, Silvie Ui Sheanlaoich, Ryland Teifi, Darren Tutty, Elia Tutty, Angela Wade Moore, Carol Walsh, Sinead Walsh, Maggie Walshe, Lillian Whelan. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Respect the water!

Peg and Ben Hartnell pictured in Ballinacourty ahead of the 24th Annual Helvick Swim across Dungarvan Bay. [Joan Clancy]

Six guys waiting to cheer and welcome all the swimmers home to Helvick Pier after they had crossed Dungarvan Bay at the 24th Annual Swim in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. [Martin T. Landers]

Sponsored swimmer crossing Dungarvan Bay for the 24th Annual Helvick Swim in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. [Martin T. Landers]

RNLB Robert Armstrong the Helvick lifeboat with crew Liam Harty, Richard Haynes at the helm, Cathal Reilly and Alan Kelly in attendance at the 2018 Helvick Swim for Helvick Lifeboat Station. [Joan Clancy]

An tAthair Conchubhar Ó Ceallaigh, chaplain to the RNLI Helvick Head Lifeboat Station at the 24th Annual Sponsored Swim and BBQ, which is organised by the fundraising committee of the RNLI Helvick Head Lifeboat Station. [Catherine Foley]

Lifeboat crew member Tomás Ó Cadhla agus Dónal Ó Faoláin, RNLI Station PR officer with the Helvick Head Lifeboat at the 2018 RNLI Swim in Helvick Head on Sunday 22 July last. [Catherine Foley]

RNLI Sponsored swimmers Anne McCarthy, Justin Coonan, Emma Saunders, Simon Moloney, Jennifer McGrath, Linda Bradfield and Ray Crowley in Ballinacourty ahead of the 24th Annual Helvick Swim across Dungarvan Bay in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. [Joan Clancy]

Margo Harty, from Déise Vets judging one of the small dogs category of the Dog Show, which is part of the 24th Annual Sponsored Swim and BBQ that is organised by the fundraising committee of the RNLI Helvick Head Lifeboat Station each year. [Catherine Foley]

Kayakers taking time out. (left to right) Clare Clancy, Carmel Malone, Tony Whelan and Anne Quinn at the 24th Annual Sponsored Swim and BBQ which is organised by the fundraising committee of the RNLI Helvick Head Lifeboat Station each year. [Catherine Foley]



Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were the Hospital team.

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Ann Duggan, Mary Dunphy, Anne Power and Ann Crowther. [John Power]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

[John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Orla McMahon, Anna Hutchinson, Claire Comerford, Ann Condon and Carrie Kenny. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Don Nix and Noel Devereux. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Fr. Billy Meehan and Liam O'Shea. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Rachael Egan and Shauna Carey. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Jodi Burke, Joe Keane and Molly Ryan. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Emily McCarthy, William Kirby and Fiona Condon. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Noelle and Delia May Conway. [John Power]

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Emma Power, Mary Tobin, Mary Fahy, Breda Burke, Joan Lonergan and Sarah Deevy. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Joan Nugent, Maura Ryan, Mary Fletcher and Eilish Sullivan. [John Power]


Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Hannah Flynn, Theresa Wright, Sara Wright, Tricia Ryan, Colette Ryan and Mary Ryan. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Tony and Margaret Tobin who recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Included are Maura Beth Kirby, Holly Whelan, Amelia McSweeney and Immaculate Nwankno. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Sam Murphy Nix, Bridgit Mulcahy and Fr. Richard Geoghegan. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Mary Walsh and Carol Moroney. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Paul Ledwell and Fr. Conor Kelly, Pilgrimage Director. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Margaret Ledwell, Joan Tubritt and Kathlen Keane. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Jane Russell, Annette Geoghegan and Meabh Beresford. [John Power]

Pictured at Lourdes with the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Pilgrimage 2018 were Ann Crowther and Helen Patmore. [John Power]

SCHOOL NEWS Class of ‘53 Dungarvan CBS Reunion THE class of ’53 Dungarvan CBS Reunion was held in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, on Saturday, 21st July. Proceedings began with Mass concelebrated by Fr. Mick Enright and Fr. John Kiely. The reading was recited by David O’Byrne and the Prayers of the Faithful were recited by John R. Walsh who remembered Tom O’Connor, Paddy Browne and Michael Hickey who are sick at present, while Vivian Finan remembered the deceased members of the class: Kevin O’Brien, Pat Kiely, Tommy Downey, Larry Foley, Séamus Cummins, John Finan, Michael (Twig) Lyons, George Troy and Michael Power.

Pat Crowley was there to take a photograph of those present – John R. Walsh, David O’Byrne, Paddy Kiely, Michael Curran (Kilossera), Vivian Finan, Billy Goode, Danny Mahony, Michael Dwyer, Mick Enright, Dermot Young, Fintan Strain, John Beresford, Jim Flynn, Tom Landers and Paddy Power. A search party failed to locate Pat Earley and Paddy O’Keeffe who had signed up to attend, but one must remember 1953 was a long time ago. Vivian Finan regaled us with his childhood memories and had us all trying to remember the gravediggers in Abbeyside and his son Tommy. A definite line of

enquiry will probably reveal the identity! A sumptuous lunch was provided by The Park Hotel and thanks to Pierce Flynn and staff. A novel feature of the Reunion was the fact that two ladies were present! They were Pauline Young and Ann Finan, wives of Dermot Young and Vivian Finan who had travelled from Manchester and Chester respectively. Another wife Nancy O’Byrne had travelled from Florida with her husband David but was unable to attend. It was sixty-five years since the Class of ’53 began their secondary education with thirty-five pupils. In 1956 the class was

reduced to seventeen with ten finally doing the Leaving Certificate in 1958. Perhaps we will meet again in five years time as ten years seems too far away to guarantee a quorum! CLASS OF ’53 DUNGARVAN CBS 21st July, 2018 It wasn’t today or yesterday, We entered through those doors, The tears, the joy of that first day, With excitement that was ours. Our lives have changed in 60 years, Though friendship kept us strong, Isn’t it great to celebrate, Those days when we were young.

John R. Walsh, Patrick Brown, Kevin O’Brien (RIP), David O’Byrne, Patrick O’Keeffe, Paddy Kiely, Pat Kiely (RIP), Tommy Quinlan, Michael Connery, Thomas O’Connor, Séamus Cummins (RIP), Michael Curran, Denis Donovan, Michael Dwyer, Thomas Downey (RIP), John Beresford, Jim Flynn, John Finan (RIP), Vivian Finan, Larry Foley (RIP), Billy Goode, Seán Henneberry, Michael Hickey, Mick Enright, Tom Landers, Michael (Twig) Lyons (RIP), Danny Mahony, Nicholas O’Mahony, David Kirwan, Pat Earley, Michael Power (RIP), Dermot Young, Fintan Strain, George Troy (RIP), Eddie O’Brien.

V i l l i e rs tow n N a t i o n a l S c h o o l

In recognition of their achievement at Bloom the Parents’ Association presented the teachers and school children with a bench in honour of their success. The Chairperson of the Parents’ Association Val informed all that were present that the children can decorate it next year on their return but it can also be used as a Buddy Bench. The Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let’s spread the message of inclusion and kindness when a child is seen sitting on the bench another child comes along and asks him or her would they like to join in. [Ashling Hayes]

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

MARY GOUGH (nee Flynn) Knockaraha and Modeligo We write with feelings of deep sorrow and regret of the passing of Mary Gough (nee Flynn), Vicarstown, Modeligo, Cappagh, which occurred at CareChoice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, on Sunday, 10th June, 2018, surrounded by all her loving family. Mary was born to Mattie and Margaret Flynn (nee Fraher), Knockaraha, Ballymacarbry, on 28th December, 1931. In 1955 she married John Gough and went on to have six children, Mary, Margaret, Jimmy, Carmel and Johnny and baby Philomena who died as an infant. In Easter 1964 they moved to Vicarstown, Modeligo, where they farmed and reared their children. She farmed while John, her husband, ran a successful Cattle Haulage business. They lived happily and were a great team.They loved to go out on a Sunday night to various places for a chat and a bit of music.They lived a simple, happy life. Her whole world revolved around her husband and family, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. She loved the Summer, as she had two cousins Nuns, Sr. Bernadette, Ursuline Convent, Thurles, and Sr. Paschal, Glencairn Abbey. They would spend the Summer together which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was an active member of the Modeligo Ladies Club and the Cappoquin Flower Club. On 26th May, 2013, our lives were turned upside down. Mary got a stroke which left her totally incapacitated and she remained in CareChoice until her death. Mary passed away on Sunday, 10th June, 2018. She lay in repose at Drohan’s Funeral Home with Rosary on Sunday evening by Sr. Kiely. The removal was on Monday evening, 11th June, 2018, to the Immaculate Conception Church, Modeligo, where they were received by Fr. Gear, P.P., and Fr. O’Connor, P.P. Requiem Mass was offered on Tuesday morning by Fr. Gear and Fr. Michael Kennedy. Readings by Nicola Morrissey and Katie Buckley (grand-daughters). Prayers of the Faithful by grandchildren Jimmy Buckley, Johnny Buckley, Jenny Buckley, Robbie Buckley, Clodagh Murphy and Tanya Morrissey. Gifts were brought by Michael Gough, Shane Gough, Katie Buckley,Tommy Buckley, Luke Murphy and Jason Flynn. Offertory Gifts procession by Mary Murphy and Johnny Gough. The chief mourners were – John Gough (husband); Jimmy and Johnny (sons); Mary Murphy, Colligan; Margaret Morrissey, Lismore, and Carmel Buckley, Colligan (daughters); sons-in-law, daughters-inlaw, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; sister-in-law, nephews and nieces. As Mary was laid to rest, a lovely song was sung by M. Walsh – “These Are My Mountains.” May she Rest In Peace. All the families wish to express their sincere thanks to all those who helped; Brid O’Shea (Chapel lady), Modeligo Choir, Bernie Glavin, caterers, gravediggers; to all the kind neighbours and friends who helped in any way and continue to help them through this difficult time.Your kindness and support will never be forgotten. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Director, Dungarvan).

Just think of it! MANY years ago, while I was talking about the Lord Jesus to a group of small children I said “It goes to show how good Jesus was”. Immediately one young girl interrupted me, saying “How good Jesus is.” She was, of course, quite right, and I have never forgotten what she taught me. It is so easy for us to think of Jesus as a figure of history, someone who was kind and helpful and good to all the people who were fortunate enough to meet him during his time in Palestine. But the fact is, Jesus is living, he can be part of our lives. Do I believe in the resurrection of Jesus? Do I really believe that he is the divine Redeemer for me as well as for anyone else who is willing to let him into their life? If we read the gospel, or listen to it being read, and do so in a prayerful, humble frame of mind, then we cannot only know the facts about Jesus but we can also come to experience the way he can affect my way of thinking, we can be influenced by his love and goodness towards each one of us. In other words, the mercy and goodness of the divine Redeemer become real for me in 2018. If I am prepared to give time to Jesus, then he’ll get through to me. Mary and Martha, the two sisters in Bethany, were among Jesus’ friends, but because Mary made time to listen to Jesus, the Lord said that she had chosen the better part. Fr. Robert Arthure, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

OBITUARY BRIAN McNALLY Pinewood Lawn, Dungarvan and formerly of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal With sincere sorrow and deep regret we record the passing of Brian McNally, Pinewood Lawn, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford and formerly of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, loving husband of the late Ann (née Hogan), brother of the late Aidan McNally and Maura Mullen, which sad event occurred on 21st July 2018, peacefully, in the tender and loving care of the staff at Padre Pio Rest Home Cappoquin. At Brian’s request his body has been donated to Medical Science. Memorial mass was celebrated on Thursday morning by Rev. Fr. E. Hassett, P.P. in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan. Readings during the Mass were recited by sons-in-law Harry Casey and Stephen Cummins. Prayers of the faithful were read by great friend and neighbour Edward Moore. A lovely selection of music and hymns were provided by soloist Caroline Fraher and organist Colette Barry.The offertory gifts were presented to the altar by daughter Ann and grandson William. As the final hymn “How Great Thou Art” was sung by Caroline Fraher, relatives and friends expressed their sympathy and condolences to the McNally family. May he Rest In Peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to his loving family Ruth, David and Ann; sisters Emer (South Africa) and Teresa (UK); brothers John and Gerry (Canada); daughter-in-law Judit; sons-in-law Harry Casey (Roscommon) and Stephen Cummins (Dublin); adored grandchildren Kevin and William; nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons Funeral Directors Cappoquin & Tallow. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons Funeral Directors Cappoquin & Tallow).

KATHLEEN WALSH England and formerly of Carriganna, Stradbally With sadness we record the passing of Kathleen Walsh which sad event occurred recently. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, 8th August at 11 a.m. in the Holy Cross Church, Stradbally. Burial of cremated ashes will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. To her relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).


St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Exodus 16: 2-4. 12-15 - I will rain down bread for you from the heavens. Ephesians 4:17. 20-24 - Put on the new self that has been created in God’s way. John 6:24-35 - He who comes to me will never be hungry, he who believes in me will never thirst. The Holy Family Icon for World Meeting of Families 2018. (2) & (3) On the base of the icon is the inscription AMORIS LAETITIA - THE JOY OF LOVE, which is the title of Pope Francis’ document from the two synods on the Family (Oct. 2014 & Oct. 2015) and the source of reflections during WMOF 2018. When the doors are opened, we see the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the centre. The side panels feature stories from the gospels which show Jesus with families. On the left hand panel, we see Jesus raising the daughter of Jairus – Jesus with a family at a time of worry, anxiety, sickness and death. (Mark 5: 21 – 24, 35 – 43). On the right hand panel we see Jesus at the Wedding Feast at Cana – Jesus is there at a time of joy and celebration as a new family begins (John 2: 1- 11). When the doors of the Icon are open we see The Holy Family seated at a table sharing a meal, presumably the Passover Meal with

unleavened bread, the bitter herbs and radishes and the cup of wine on the table before them.The Passover Meal celebrates each year the freeing of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt. The tablecloth design is Jewish. Their gathering around the table reminds us of the three angels gathered around the table in the 15th century Icon of the Holy Trinity by Andrei Rublev (1370 – 1430). Similar to that icon, the Holy Family have a place at their table for us. They invite us to join them. Diocesan Event to Mark Opening of World Meeting of Families: Solemn Evening of Prayer in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand St., Waterford on Tuesday, 21st August at 7.30 p.m. People from parishes throughout the diocese are encouraged to attend this special event. Light refreshments will be served in the Granville Hotel afterwards. 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 058-42374. 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: 0862334282. St. Vincent de Paul Helpline No.: 087-7747870.

James Flynn R.I.P. – Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail “'Sé Muire agus Críost a thugann dúinn báisteach, Agus a thugann ina diaidh dúinn laethanta breátha Thug ré agus grian dúinn ar an aer anairde Agus a líon suas an spéir le réilthíní breátha. 'Thug éisteacht agus radharc dúinn agus lúth ár gcnánna, Agus a thabharfaidh an Bheatha Síorraí dhúinn nuair a raghaimid ina láthair” Even though less than six miles of narrow road seperated us it took our involvment in Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail for me to get to know James and that had a stroke of luck to it. In 2005 I was assembling a cast for a production of John B. Keane's The Field and was on the lookout for a 'hardy boyo' to play the the part of Tadhg. “Would you try Flynn” suggested Peter Kiely as we stood around the church door after Mass one Sunday discussing the forthcoming play.This surprised me as I was not aware of either interest or ability in acting on the part of James. I trusted Peter's judgement and offered James the part. He immediately accepted, without enquiring about the play or the part, thus eliminating any doubts about his interest! Worries about ability were also quickly dispelled as he went on to give a memorable portrayal of Bull McCabe's loyal misguided son, mixing the outward brutality with deeper flashes of sensitivity. James quickly became a favourite within our little group and went on to play many more varied parts like the country 'cábóg' in Drama at Innish, Petey (the village tearaway) in search of fight, drink and fun in The Man from Clare. In Two Loves of Gabriel Foley, Clive Snell, the country squire, underlined James's versatility and sense of humour. The kindhearted caring travelling thatcher, in Keane's Sharon's Grave saw James's acting ability in a new light, where a range of emotions were always in the mix.In our most recent production, The Cripple of Innishmaan, as the island boatman Babbyybobby, James relished the scope to display all his skills. Tenderness, toughness, gullibility, anger were all measured and timed to perfection. James was a joy to work with both onstage and off. He got to know his character and his role in the story, he learned his lines and it was plain sailing then. He made others feel safe onstage because there were never any surprises and his ability to learn and to concentrate dug some of us out of a few holes over the years! His lovely underplayed self-confidence allowed him to enjoy the whole experience of a production more than others.Where opening night could be a traumatic, daunting experience for some, James would be sitting back, cool as a breeze, as he used to say “getting in the zone”! We will miss him so much from our group.We will miss the expectation of seeing what he could do with a part. Those who shared the stage with him will miss his solid support and comfort and the words of encouragement where needed. Our backstage crew will miss him

in those quiet times between scenes when to sit beside him in a corner for a quick chat was always something to look forward to. He will be forever linked to us through his beloved Helen, Anna, Michael and John. No doubt the passing of time will fade the characters from our memories but what will remain constant will be the real person behind the makeup and the costumes- kind, gentle James Flynn. Céad slán leat a chara dhílis agus go raibh Solas an Tiarna ag lonnradh ar do aghaidh shéimh ar feadh na Síorraíochta. DT

James Flynn as Babbybobby in 'The Cripple of Innishmaan’.

FARMING Round-up … Farmers need drought measures IFA President Joe Healy has said urgent actions are needed to help farmers in the current drought situation. “The current situation is unprecedented and is causing huge financial pressures on farms and huge stress for farmers,” he said. “What we now need is real leadership from the Minister and our Government to assist farmers at this extraordinarily difficult time,” he said. 1. Delivering on low cost loans as committed in last year’s Budget. 2. The Minister must convene urgent meetings with meat factories and retailers to stop exploiting the drought conditions, stabilise market prices and restore confidence. 3. Flexibility on GLAS and nitrates to allow farmers maximise the conservation of fodder between now and the end of the year. 4. Advance BPS payments of 70% in mid-October, 85% of GLAS payments in November and full ANC payments in early September. 5. Incentives for tillage farmers to grow fodder crops on harvested lands. 6. The reactivation of the fodder importation scheme which was available earlier this year. 7. Strong financial support for farmers in the upcoming Budget. The IFA President said that the Minister must show empathy with farmers at this most difficult time. The drought is having a severe impact on farm income and farmers expect action from Government.

Sheep EID must be deferred and department must pick up additional costs AT a meeting with senior personnel in the Department of Agriculture in Dublin last week on sheep EID (Electronic Identification), IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman Sean Dennehy said the proposal to impose EID from October 1st cannot go ahead. He said the timing is totally impractical and will seriously damage a fragile store lamb trade. “The necessary arrangements are not in place in the Department. EID from October 1st will have to be deferred.” The IFA Sheep Chairman said the Department of Agriculture agreed with the IFA costings that the proposal to impose EID will cost sheep farmers an extra to €2m pa, or €14m over the lifetime of FoodWise up to 2025. He said IFA made it very clear that sheep farmers, operating on very low incomes, cannot carry the additional costs of EID and the Department of Agriculture will have to provide a full subvention on the costs of EID tags. He said sheep farmers consider the proposal from the Department for a once off €50 for the purchase of tags as derisory and totally unacceptable. Sean Dennehy said sheep farmers are going through a horrendous year. “2018 is proving to be extremely difficult. The bad weather in the Spring and the very difficult fodder situation left sheep farmers with major losses and massive bills. On top of this, the Department imposed the clean lamb policy with major additional costs. The extreme drought conditions combined with severe factory and store lamb price cuts have left farmers with no income. Imposing EID with extra costs of €2m is a non-runner and makes no sense whatsoever.” The IFA sheep farmers leader said during last week’s discussion with the Department, the IFA pointed out that there are no traceability benefits at all from imposing EID on sheep that go from the farm of origin directly to slaughter. He said the EU regulations provide that it is not necessary to apply EID to these sheep. Sean Dennehy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must take on board the critical issues raised by the IFA in relation to EID, particularly in relation to deferring the October deadline and to providing a full subvention on the costs. In addition, he said IFA has proposed Minister Creed needs to introduce an additional support payment for the sheep sector utilising the unspent funds from the Sheep Welfare Scheme and RDP. He said IFA has proposed an additional environmental targeted payment of €5 per ewe and this will be a key part of IFA’s Budget 2019 campaign. The IFA delegation which met the Department also raised specific issues around EID and hill sheep as well as market access, the removal of non-statutory factory levies and TAMS support for sheep farmers.

At the launch of the Energy in Agriculture event to be held in Gurteen College on 21st August were (L to R): Tipperary County Council Cathaoirleach Mattie Ryan; Mike Pearson, Principal, Gurteen College; Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten; IFA renewables project chair Tom Short; Thomas Hubert, Irish Farmers Journal; Paul Kenny, Tipperary Energy Agency; Barry Caslin, Teagasc; Gerry and Caoilfhionn Coyle and Thomas Ryan, IFA.

Energy in Agriculture 2018 ON Tuesday, 21st August Gurteen Agricultural College in Co. Tipperary will play host to thousands of farmers and industry representatives during Energy in Agriculture 2018 which was launched today by Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten TD. Energy in Agriculture 2018 will explore the latest renewable energy opportunities to use clean technology, drive efficiency and manage business costs in Irish agriculture. The event, which is in its third year, is jointly -organised by Teagasc, Tipperary County Council, IFA, Tipperary Energy Agency, Gurteen College with the Irish Farmers Journal as media partners. Energy in Agriculture 2018 will feature a comprehensive seminar programme with some of the leading experts in the industry. This, combined with a showcase of technology suppliers, funding providers and advisory bodies, means the event is a one-stop shop for pioneering agri-businesses.

Speaking at the launch on the farm of Gerard Coyle, Athleague, Co. Roscommon, Minister Naughten said: “Renewable energy will have a transformative positive impact in rural areas and will offer new farm diversification opportunities. I will be announcing details shortly of a planned pilot scheme to support micro generation, which will initially target solar PV for self-consumption. This and other new schemes such as the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) and the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) will make clear the government’s commitment to long term support of Ireland’s renewable industries. Communities are the very fabric of the new RESS and the scheme will provide pathways and supports for community-led renewable electricity projects. Energy in Agriculture 2018 provides an ideal platform to highlight the role that renewables and the bio-economy can play in overcoming our energy and sustainability challenges.” Speaking at the launch Barry

Caslin from Teagasc said: “Farmers could play a significant role in the decarbonisation of Ireland’s national heat supply, although it would be a huge challenge. With dramatic falls in the cost of solar photovoltaic’s, on-shore and off-shore wind, biogas AD opportunities as well as battery energy storage technology, the prospect of complete decarbonisation of Irelands electricity supply is now in sight. An increased supply of agricultural feedstocks will be needed to fuel such growth in the bio-based economy, including a large fleet of bio-methane plants and new processes such as synthetic gas from biomass.” IFA Renewables Chair Tom Short said: “Energy in Agriculture 2018 provides a real opportunity for farmers to hear from experts and share their own knowledge and experiences. As the voice of Irish farming, IFA wants to see profitable, sustainable, resilient and diversified farm businesses. The management of energy costs and investment in clean technologies is a key part of

this. Farm-scale, micro and community based renewable energy projects must underpin the next phase of Ireland’s response to the energy and climate challenges facing the sector.” Those attending this free of charge, Department of Agriculture Knowledge Transfer approved Energy in Agriculture event can expect: • Practical demonstrations on renewable energy production in all agricultural sectors. • Three venues with on-going talks on practical energy usage, sustainability and challenges in renewables. • Energy expo exhibitor arena and cost saving tips to reduce energy bills. • FREE 1:1 legal and financial advice clinics with industry experts. • An innovation showcase which demonstrates new sustainability innovations. Full details of Energy in Agriculture 2018 are available at

Fair Deal changes welcome, but improvements needed to support single farmers – Butler FIANNA Fáil Spokesperson on Older People, Mary Butler has given a cautious welcome to the proposals to amend the Fair Deal Scheme to put farm families on the same basis as other applicants. “The proposals coming from Government are welcome, and Fianna Fáil has been calling for common sense changes to the Fair Deal Scheme to treat farmers and farm families more fairly for some time. “The three year cap is only right and proper, and I look forward to it being enacted as quickly as possible. “This was announced last October as part of the Budget 2018 statement so it is disappointing that it has taken nine months for the proposal to

move to this stage. “There is one area that I feel needs further investigation. I am uncomfortable with the requirement that in order to receive the three year cap, an applicant must have their farm farmed by a close relative. "In most circumstances, this will not be an issue. However, for single farmers and for farmers without close relatives able or willing to farm the land on their behalf, they will not benefit from the cap. “Fianna Fáil will be seeking to make amendments to the Minister’s proposals when the bill comes before the Oireachtas in the autumn,” concluded Butler.

Mary Butler, T.D.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018



Direct Drill Service Get your grass reseeding and rape done direct

Contact Ollie Buckley 087-6457368 DUNGARVAN MART Please note there will be

NO SALE AT DUNGARVAN MART on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th August, 2018. Next Sheep Assembly: Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 From 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Quotes available Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 Booking required. Telephone 058-41611

Dungarvan Agricultural Show – 1st place Shearling Ram owned by John Walsh held by Ger Walsh. Also included is Judge Mr. Rian O’Hare and Shay Walsh. [Tom Hobbs]

Dungarvan Agricultural Show – Aberdeen Angus Champion sponsored by Gain Ruminant Nutrition – Ger O'Brien, Maeve Regan, Albert De Cogan, Jennifer De Cogan and Judge Louis Byrne. [Tom Hobbs]

Dungarvan Mart Prices Monday, 30th July

DRY COWS 1 Fr. 640 kgs. made €745 1 Fr. 660 kgs. made €705 1 Fr. 595 kgs. made €600 BULLOCKS 1 Lim. 535 kgs. made €1,055 4 Lim. 417 kgs. made €870 ea 3 A.A. 410 kgs. made €735 ea 8 A.A. 410 kgs. made €735 ea 2 A.A. 525 kgs. made €855 ea HEIFERS 1 A.A. 565 kgs. made €900 1 A.A. 495 kgs. made €895 2 A.A. 442 kgs. made €760 ea 4 A.A. 345 kgs. made €515 ea CALVES A.A. Bulls made from €180 to €300 Her. Bulls made from €140 to €265 Heifer Calves made from €130 to €300. Please note: there will be No Sale at Dungarvan Mart on Monday next, 6th August, Bank Holiday Monday. Next Sheep Assembly at Dungarvan Mart: Wednesday 8th August, 2018 from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Quotes available Tuesday, August 7th. Booking required. Enquiries to 058-41611. Weanling Sales: 1st Sale - Thursday, 13th September, 2018. 2nd Sale Thursday, 27th September, 2018.

Stronger lamb trade with higher prices

Dungarvan Agricultural Show – Hereford Champion Sponsored by Gain Ruminant Nutrition. Edward Dudley, Judge Louis Byrne, Ger O'Brien & Maeve [Tom Hobbs] Regan - Gain Ruminant Nutrition.

IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy said the lamb trade is stronger this week with supplies tighter and factories actively looking for lambs. He said price quotes are up 10c/kg and factories are paying €5.10 to €5.15/kg for lambs. He said the ewe trade is also stronger with up to €3.00/kg paid. Sean Dennehy said a tightness in supplies combined with good demand driven by the Muslim festival of Eid on August 22nd was helping the trade. In addition Sean Dennehy said a number of plants have increased carcase weights to 21.5kgs and some farmers are bargaining for 22kgs. Sean Dennehy said IFA met with Minister Creed and the Department of Agriculture last week on sheep tagging and EID and it is clear that the proposed implementation date of October 1st for all sheep to have EID tags will have to be postponed. In addition he said IFA made it clear that the Department will have to pick up the €2m additional costs of EID and it is totally unnecessary to EID tag sheep going from the farm of origin directly to slaughter.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Teagasc DRYSTOCK Drought problems continue At the time of writing the weather forecast is looking more unsettled and it is likely we will get some rain over the next few days. It will not be enough to solve our problems but it is a welcome start and hopefully will have arrived by the time you are reading this article. At this time meal feeding is essential on all drystock farms. Even if you have some grass remaining it needs to be stretched until normal grass covers are established again. Meal Feeding

A good water supply is essential at all times. Tips for filling the gap Apply 30 units N now to all paddocks that are still green.The rain will wash this in when it arrives and give a kick start to growth. If rain is delayed more than expected the nitrogen will remain on the ground and will not be lost. 1. When grass starts growing again: Apply 30 units N to the rest of the grazing area. A second cut silage harvest still has to be aimed for. Where silage fields have been grazed they will need extra nitrogen. Surplus bales should be taken off paddocks where possible. The grass cover across the whole farm will be the same as growth is starting from bare paddocks in all cases.

It is vitally important that you maintain the rotation and resist the temptation to run animals around the whole farm as soon as grass begins to appear. Aim to build covers in August to ensure there is a bank of grass built up on paddocks for Autumn grazing to avoid having to house stock early. Look in to the possibility of short term land rental (6-8weeks) to grow a meadow of grass. 2. Reduce the demand for feed: Autumn calved suckler cows should be weaned and tightened up. Early Spring calved cows with well grown weanlings should also be weaned. Stop the breeding season now. Cows going in calf now will not calve until May. Empty suckler cows should be fattened and sold. Cattle close to finish (heifers and steers within 4-5 months of finishing) can be built up on to ad-lib ration and finished (maintain at least 10-15% forage in the diet). 3. Role for meal feeding: Meal feeding can bridge the gap between what forage is required and what is available. Meals must be fed now with forage to stretch fodder supplies currently on the farm. Where possible buy grain direct from farms – storage, treatment or feeding out all need to be considered. Purchased beet is an alternative to meals but it needs to be balanced for protein. Sheep • Wean lambs and give them priority grazing. • Feed 300-500g per day of concentrates to lambs. • Where grass supplies are limited or of poor quality, concentrate level must be increased. • Draft lambs when fit. • Tighten the remaining ewes on a small area of grazing and feed hay or silage if necessary. FODDER OPTIONS Every possibility to fill the looming fodder deficit this Winter must be considered. There are a number of options which are suited to different farming circumstances.

Brassica crops

• Preferably drill the seed to improve establishment. • Apply N and P as per your fertiliser allowance (normally 200250kg/acre 18-6-12) • Fodder rape is suitable for grazing with cows, cattle and sheep. • Gorilla Hybrid Fodder Rape can sustain multiple grazings as it will regrow. Do not graze too bare in the first grazing to avoid damaging the growing point. • Stubble turnips are most suitable for grazing by sheep and younger cattle. On livestock farms sow in fields that are due to be reseeded this year or next year. Graze the crop up to mid-March and then reseed the field. Choose free draining fields to minimise poaching damage when grazing. Where there are cereals on the farm sow after harvest. Brassicas are not suitable for baling due to low dry matter. Hybrid and Italian Ryegrass This is probably the best option on most livestock farms. It can be sown up to mid-September but the earlier the better. It can be grazed, zero-grazed or cut for silage this autumn and for up to 2 years. It has the potential to yield up to 16 tonnes DM/ha. Fertilise as per your fertiliser allowance (normally 125-150kg/ac 24-2.5-10 at sowing and in mid-January apply a bag of urea to maximise spring growth). Sow in fields that are due to be reseeded over the next year or two. The Teagasc helpline number for farmers seeking assistance is 087-7971377.

Teagasc update on Potato Crops Teagasc / Glanbia POTATOES are the most important native vegetable crop, with Irish consumers purchasing on average over 85kgs per person in 2017. Like all other crops in the field they have been badly affected by the current drought conditions. A severe lack of rain has stopped crops from growing during the crucial bulking up phase of growth. While some growers have access to irrigation, approximately 75% of the national crop has not received irrigation this year. he relatively late start to the season, combined with a reduction of approximately 14% in the overall area planted, means that supplies of potatoes to customers are likely to be very tight this year. “The situation in the north east is critical,” according to Shane Kennedy Teagasc

potato advisor based in Drogheda, “It’s a similar story in the South East where some early and main crops have suffered badly. “Skin finish has been affected in crops that are not irrigated,” said John Pettit Teagasc Potato advisor based in Johnstown Castle, County Wexford. “Tuber bulking has been significantly affected where crops have received no irrigation. Foliage on these crops is also starting to die back leaving very poor yield potential in such crops. Irrigated crops however are looking very well with good yield potential and excellent skin finish. With some growers having applied as much as eight applications of water with an irrigator the additional costs incurred are very significant.” Shay Phelan, Teagasc Potato Specialist recommends growers assess each crop to see if there are actions that can be taken to pre-

serve yields and quality in crops and should also consult with their customers sooner rather than later. He said: “there is not a lot that growers can do to crops that haven’t been irrigated to date to improve skin finish or yield therefore it may well be better to concentrate on existing irrigated crops”. Growers should talk to their customers to discuss quality parameters such as skin finish and final saleable size. Skin blemishes, mainly caused by common scab, are purely cosmetic and have no impact on cooking or eating quality. Farmers should also consult with financial institutions to see if they can get access to additional credit, if needed. Teagasc advisors are available to discuss these issues with farmers at local offices around the country.

Monitor Farm Focus Week of 30/7/2018 Grange, South Waterford Kilkenny 22.2 Milk Kg/Day 22.4 4.53 Fat % 4.58 3.55 Protein % 3.56 1.79 Milk Solids/Day KG 1.82 Meal KG/Cow/Day 6 of 16% nut + PKE ad lib 6 of 18% nut + PKE ad lib Average Farm Cover 385 144 Cover Per Cow 148 45 1,500 Pre Grazing Yield KG DM 300 13 Demand KG DM HA 19 21 Growth KG DM HA 3

Comments: Grange, Co. Waterford • 1 Bag SulCan/ac on grazing ground. • 3 Bags Cut Sward/ac for a 2nd Cut Silage. • 46mm of rain fell last weekend. South Kilkenny • Hope to go on a 40 to 50 day rotation. • Utilizing sacrifice paddocks until growth recovers. • Scanning later in the week.

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Coffey brings drought concerns of farmers in Waterford to Minister for Agriculture SENATOR Paudie Coffey has made the Minister for Agriculture fully aware of the difficulties Waterford farmers are facing due to the ongoing drought situation in the county. Speaking last Thursday, Senator Coffey said, “there is a very challenging situation on the ground and we are endeavouring to close the gap in the fodder provision for the coming Winter. The Fine Gael Senator said he has spoken to several Waterford farmers regarding the serious pressure the drought is bringing on the farming community. “I am working with Minister Creed on this extremely difficult issue and have brought a number of specific concerns to his attention. Farmers are enduring a very stressful time and every effort must be made to assist them. “Dairy farms are heavily stocked and animals must be kept on the farm in close proximity to milking parlours to continue with the milk yield therefore much of the feed has to be bought in from suppliers which has increased the farm overheads and costs substantially.

However, feed providers are finding it hugely difficult to meet the demand due to Road Safety Authority (RSA) regulations driving restrictions on lorry drivers. The food suppliers are seeking some short term exemption to allow their staff drive for longer hours until the crisis has passed, similar to the system that currently operates for milk lorry drivers. “I have also made a request to the Minister to establish a strategy sub-committee involving Teagasc and farming representative organisations to examine alternative crop growth to traditional grass growing due to the intensive farm demand that will especially occur later in the year. The rationale for this is that traditional grass growing will struggle to meet demand and we need to think outside the box and utilise science and innovation and also to incentivise the growth alternative crops that grow quicker than grass and that will meet demands,” Senator Coffey said. In anticipation of a fodder shortage later in 2018, Senator Coffey has also asked for a review of the current Governments Transport Subsidy

Scheme to expand it for increased fodder importation from our EU neighbours. “As everyone in Waterford, East Cork, South Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford is well aware, farming is an integral part and key component of our regional economy. Listening and working with those in the front-line agriculture industry is a big part of the work I do. “Farmers have had to contend with a very wet Spring before enduring drought conditions from a heatwave throughout June and July. Minister Creed formed a representative group chaired by Teagasc including stakeholders such as co-ops, banks, farm bodies, amongst others, to co-ordinate advisory messages to farmers this summer around replenishing stocks that have been used up and also to manage grazing and fodder through this extended period of extraordinarily dry weather. “This group will meet regularly, particularly during this difficult period, until the issue of securing adequate fodder supplies for next Winter has been fully addressed,” Senator Coffey said.

“Practical advice being shared across the group on dealing both with the current weather and also on filling the fodder gap that has now been identified is critical to our managing this challenge. “In light of potential shortfalls in fodder identified, the overall priority must be to conserve as much feed for the coming Winter when the opportunity to do so arises and to take advantage of growth when it resumes after the current drought,” Senator Coffey added. “In addition, Teagasc has established a dedicated helpline to provide advice to farmers affected by the on-going drought and this is being supplemented by a series of local meetings/clinics where farmers can obtain direct support from Teagasc advisors on the spot. The helpline will operate daily from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m - 087-7971377. This helpline service and local clinics are open to all farmers, including non-Teagasc clients.” said Senator Coffey.

Countdown is on for County Waterford to enter top All-Ireland Dairy Cow contest WITH less than a month to go to Ireland’s top Holstein Friesian Pedigree Dairy Contest, the countdown is on for County Waterford dairy breeders to represent their county and enter the Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow by the closing date of 10th August. The organisers say that the strong turn-out of previous and new entrants at last year’s show should encourage other breeders to take up the challenge. Competition director, Brendan Smyth explained, “we were delighted to see such a strong representation from all over the island of Ireland at last year’s show. It was one of the biggest entries in the history of the competition. We hope it has encouraged more breeders to put the date in their diaries and

keep an eye on the prizes which range from Heifer in Milk, to Junior Cow and of course the top prize of Champion.” The competition rewards breeders that combine good conformation in their animals with top milk production capability. 2018 marks 35 years of the event which is backed by Diageo, the manufacturers of Baileys Irish Cream and its cream supplier Glanbia Ireland. Winning the top prize at the Diageo Baileys Champion Cow rewards the farmer with €2,500 plus the Virginia Milk Products Perpetual Trophy.To be eligible for entry, cows must first have produced 500kgs of butterfat and protein in a 305-day lactation. Entry forms are available by contacting Brendan Smyth on 087-2560952.



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THERE is no doubt that the popularity of our most famous Irish instrument, the harp, is growing every year. This is not by chance, rather it is due to the farsightedness of local people in the Traditional Music circle who set out twenty or more years ago to promote what is not only a stately instrument, but our national emblem as well. As far back as there are Irish documents and publications, there is the harp motif among them. The harp IS Ireland and adorns the flags of Irish Rebellions through the ages. Records show that the Irish Harp dates back a thousand years and one of our finest national treasures is the Brian Boru Harp from the 11thC In ár dhuthaigh féin, in our own district, the Comeraghs Branch of Comhaltas set out twenty years ago to promote, not only the more popular and widespread instruments like the flute, the fiddle and the box, but also the harp. Paying a visit to the Cuil Cheoil Cabaret in The Park Hotel last Tuesday, we were treated to the rare sight and sound of five harps being played together by five very talented young women, two of them from our own district, the Timmins sisters, Ríoghnach and Caoimhe, who

learned their craft in that beautiful sounding place, Cuil na Sméar, the Corner of the Blackberry in the heart of the Comeraghs. The other three harpists are Elizabeth Counihan from Dublin, Maebh Áine ní Dufaigh from Laois and Aoibheann Galvin from Dublin. This hive of the best of traditional Irish music dates back thirty years and I spoke to one of the founders, Micheál Marrinan about their farsightedness in setting up a harp project two decades ago. Supporting the national policy of reviving and promoting the harp and uileann pipes, Cuil Cheoil bought two of each instrument for the free use of their branch members. “A friend of mine was instructing in instrument making in Wexford,” said Micheál. “By coincidence we were setting up an instrument bank at that time and we purchased the two harps which had been made. We select students with potential and give free lessons and the harps are lent free of charge for the duration of their study.” This was an initiative which came from Comhaltas with which the families were happy to join in. The five girls in our photo are dedicated to their instruments and, in addition to the instruction

Pictured above at Cuil Cheoil (the corner of music) the Traditional Irish Cabaret held in The Park Hotel each Tuesday night at 8.30pm are five harpists: Elizabeth Counihan, Rioghnach Timmins, Maebh Áine ní Dufaigh, Aoibheann Galvin and Caoimhe Timmins who is resident artist with Cuil Cheoil. [Tom Keith] She said the five girls have an harpists in this country, Laoise they receive regularly through the year, they also attend fes- informal club of their own and Kelly and Máire ní Cathasaigh tivals and harp schools around get together several times of the have played regularly in the the country. year outside of the organised Comeraghs Comhaltas Concerts in Coolnasmear over the years. Mary Jean Timmins, who has gatherings. The five young harpists who two harpists in the family told me Another preferred destination the most famous of these is held is the O’Carolan Harp School played last Tuesday wrote their in An Grianán, the home of the which will be held in Keadue, Co. own programme for the night’s ICA in Termonfeckin, County Roscommon this coming week- performance and it was rousLouth each year. It is a residen- end and they always manage to ingly received. The Tuesday night Cabaret in tial week’s course which is total get to the Achill International immersion, attended by harpists Harp Festival held at the end of the Park Hotel starts at 8.30 pm with an “open house, all-comers from all over the world. October. The Harp is not an easy instruThe best known names in the welcome” in the second half. It is a solid night’s entertainment to play, as with the piano, harp world congregate at these there is a right and left hand festivals and are happy to pass ment and there are tea, coffee which have to be co-ordinated on their knowledge and the ben- and biscuits at the interval and perfectly and keys to be efit of their skills to new harpists. an opportunity to chat with feladjusted. Two of the most famous low-trad lovers.

Famous Friary Tower undergoes repair THE members of the beautiful Choir of St. Augustine’s Church, otherwise known as The Friary are known to raise the roof in a most agreeable and inspiring fashion at Mass in the church each weekend. But the man who physically raised the roof of the Church in 1858 was Fr. Toomey, one of the best remembered Friars to have served the people of the town and District. He must have, as he has lent his name to a road and a well which are referred to regularly, often by people who do not

The plaque on the tower acknowledging the famous Friar, Fr. Patrick Toomey and the year of its construction 1858 (MDCCCLVIII).

know the connection or its significance. Last year was the 150th anniversary of the death of Fr. Patrick Toomey on 5th March, 1867. Very little is known about him other than that he was a member of the local Augustinian Order and was long remembered for the work he did during the Famine. It was said that he used to wait just across the road from the well at the back gate of the Workhouse, when the carts carrying the dead which were being removed emerged through the gate. Having checked the corpses to ensure they were dead he blessed them with water from the well. The remains were then taken to the graveyard at Reilig an tSléibhe for burial. It is held that on occasions Fr. Toomey ordered the removal of bodies from the cart of people who were still alive Now, people who attend Mass in The Friary or passers-by, going to or coming from the car-park, will have noticed the scaffolding and hoarding which have been erected around the tower / belfry to protect the people from the dangers of the work going on behind. It also obscures the plaque which says that the tower was built during the

time when Fr. P Toomy was Prior at St. Augustine’s in 1858, when major renovations were being carried out to the Church, including raising the roof. We are told that the Tower was fitted with a 'sweet-toned bell' which later cracked and was replaced by the present bell. It is now 160 years since the Tower was built and it is hardly surprising that it needs some attention to plasterwork and suchlike, as it is leaking and allowing water into the Church. The renovations will cost about €55,000, a goodly sum even in these affluent days. All donations will be gratefully received and duly acknowledged. In 1875, the Augustinians opened a Secondary School to serve the boys of the town and district. The first location was in the Town Hall across the road, but this had to be relocated elsewhere in 1880 ‘because the pupils were being constantly disrupted by travelling opera and theatre companies, wishing to practice during the day’. This modest location was quite different to the magnificent College which was built outside of town at Duckspool, which was opened in September 1972 for the new academic year.

Our photo above shows the imposing Sandstone Tower of St. Augustine’s Church in Friary Street undergoing repairs in 2010.


Vol. 106

Friday, 3rd August, 2018



KIlrossanty 4-14; Brickey Rangers 1-8. Page 2

SEE PAGE 24 Anthony Condon and Aristio part of the Irish winning team who won the Longines FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead on Sunday last.


St.Olivers 3-7; Naomh Bhrid 1-7.



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Kilrossanty in control against Brickeys JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Football Championship Knock-Out Game Kilrossanty's Conor Hayes in action with Brickey's John Morrissey during the J.J.Kavanagh & Sons Co. Senior Football match in Fraher Field. [Sean Byrne]

Kilrossanty …………………4-14; Brickey Rangers …………… 1-8. AN understrength Brickey Rangers senior team started well in this football championship knockout game in the Fraher Field last Sunday evening but two Kilrossanty goals in the 13th minute and a third five minutes later finished off this match early on as a contest. We will have to wait until Kilrossanty’s next game, the quarter-final, to find out how good they really are this year when they will be drawn against any one of the main championship contenders. Last Sunday’s win came at a cost as both their midfielders Martin Dunne and Tommy Prendergast were gone off the field through injury by the 24th minute and luckily, they will have some time to recover before their next championship fixture. In the absence of Darren Mulhearne, Paul Whyte stood between the posts for the winners and in this and other games he has

proven to be a good shot stopper for the green and gold. Similarly, the Brickeys cannot do without such as Mark Shalloe, Mark Cummins, Conor McGrath and Kieran O’Neill and so they cannot be judged on this disappointing performance. With both Brickeys and Dungarvan losing out last weekend, the odds are shortening on a Parish local derby relegation battle and that would create some bit of excitement in the area. Emmett Gaffney had the ball over the black spot inside a minute for the Brickeys and Conor Hayes followed suit for the winners two minutes later. One could not foresee Brickeys later collapse in the first ten minutes as they matched the favourites well. Their best forward on the night, Cormac O’Grady, gave them the lead in the 7th minute and Joey Veale placed Barry Prendergast for the second equalizer shortly afterwards, 0-2 to 0-2.

Donie Fitzgerald (f) and Joey Veale made it double scores on 12 minutes and then the game exploded when the ever improving Donie Fitzgerald buried the ball in the town end goal and in the same time frame, Fitzgerald and Conor Hayes combined to send Pa Cunningham through for goal number two. Kilrossanty were not finished this scoring spree yet. Donie Fitzgerald pointed from play in the 17th minute and Joey Veale cleverly scored goal number 3 after being set up by Conor Hayes and James Whyte, 3-5 to 0-2. There was no way back for the Brickey team at this point and two of the main perpetrators of their woes, Joey Veale and Donie Fitzgerald added further minors before Cormac O’Grady scored Brickeys first point in all of 20 minutes. O’Grady was doing his utmost against the odds throughout the hour and straight from the kick out after his point he scored again,

his third minor from play in the first half. Two minutes before the end of normal time, Pa Whyte left legged kicked a Kilrossanty point and Cormac O’Grady (f) finished off the scoring at 3-8 to 0-5. Naturally the intensity of the Kilrossanty team slackened on the restart and it took all of nine minutes before Pa Cunningham reopened the scoring. Before this Paul Whyte was called on to save brilliantly from Christy Murphy, the latter then exchanging a point with Barry Prendergast in the 41st minute. An awkward bounce gifted Kilrossanty’s fourth goal by James Whyte at the end of the third quarter and at the start of the fourth, Cormac O’Grady used all of his speed to get to a high ball ahead of Paul Whyte and direct it in the air into the town end goal. It was no more than he deserved for his efforts on the night. Heading into the final ten minutes Joey Veale changed the

scoreboard to 4-11 to 1-6 as Kilrossanty emptied their bench. Two of those, Alan Quinn and Michael Walsh got on to the scoring list as did Josh Kay in the 54th minute. Christy Murphy and Cormac O’Grady (f) finished of the scoring for the Brickeys who will be hoping to have some if not all of their players back for their next important game. Kilrossanty’s Top Three: Joey Veale, Donie Fitzgerald, Conor Hayes. Brickeys Top Three: Cormac O’Grady, Johnny Cooney, Philip Walsh. Observer’s Man of the Mat h: Joey Veale. Number of Scorers: Kilrossanty 10. Brickeys 3. Scores From Play: 4-13. Brickeys 1-6. Frees For: Kilrossanty 10. Brickeys 12. Wides: Kilrossanty 3. Brickeys 6. Score of the Match: Kilroassanty’s second goal engineered by Conor Hayes and Donie Fitzgerald and executed by Pa Cunningham. Scorers – Kilrossanty: Joey Veale

1-3, Donie Fitzgerald 1-3 (1f), Pa Cunningham 1-1, James Whyte 1-0, Barry Prendergast 0-2, Conor Hayes, Pa Whyte, Alan Quinn, Michael Walsh and Josh Kay 0-1 each. Brickeys: Cormac O’Grady 1-5 (2f), Christy Murphy 0-2, Emmett Gaffney 0-1. Kilrossanty: Paul Whyte; Mark Prendergast, Paul Keating, Eoin Houlihan; Barry Prendergast, Pa Whyte, James Whyte; Tommy Prendergast, Martin Dunne; Conor Hayes, Stephen Prendergast, Pa Cunningham; Josh Kay, Donie Fitzgerald, Joey Veale. Subs: Niall Walsh for Martin Dunne (inj. 4), Michael Walsh for Tommy Prendergats (inj. 24.), Jack Whyte for Barry Prendergast (45), Alan Quinn for Pa Cunningham (46), Sean Veale for Pa Whyte (inj. 49). Brickeys: Tommy Lynch; Darragh O’Grady, Philly Walsh, Johnny Cooney; Conor Whelan, Oran Keevers, Darragh Herlihy; Conor Phelan, Maurice Daly; John Morrissey, Christy Murphy, Ryan O’Neill; Cormac O’Grady, Emmett Gaffney, Carthach Shalloe. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

9 to 10 year old group with Waterford Senior Hurlers Noel Connors and Stephen Bennett and Coaches Padraig and Bearach Moore at the Abbeyside/Ballinacourty Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Abbeyside’s GAA Grounds organised by [Sean Byrne] Waterford Coaching and Games.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Clashmore/Kinsalebeg come good in extra-time JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Football Championship knockout Referee Tommy Sullivan (Affane/Cappoquin) pictured with team captains Gavin Crotty (Dungarvan) on left) and Sean Bourke (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg).

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg ..…0-20; Dungarvan …………………0-18. THIS very entertaining senior football championship game played in the Fraher Field last Saturday evening can be summed up in a number of ways. Whilst Dungarvan were never led throughout the hour, the winners were never led in extra time. Dungarvan’s lack of football concentration in the past seasons deprived them of the experience to close out the game at the end of normal time whilst the introduction of injury concern Tadhg De Burca in the 39th minute had a steadying effect on Conor Counihan’s charges at a stage when they were trailing by 0-10 to 0-6. Sean Fleming, who contributed 0-5 from play for Clashmore/Kinsalebeg had more than a small part to play in his side’s win while both Kieran Power and Gavin Crotty who were the two best players on display did not on this occasion deserve to end up on a losing side. John Curran kept Brian O’Halloran scoreless from play and overall a number of key players for the inners didn’t perform. At the end of the day Clashmore/Kinsalebeg advance to the quarter-final draw where a fixture against any of the seeded teams will present them with difficulty and especially on this performance while Dungarvan will be involved in the four team relegation play-off which for them on this display they are capable of surviving.

Both sets of players adapted well to the wet conditions at the Shandon venue and it was the home side that dominated the first half. At the end of the first quarter they led by 0-5 to 0-2 with Gavin Crotty on song from his first two free attempts, Kieran Power kicking an equal amount of points from play courtesy of good support from Luke O’Callagahan and Mike Kiely and Kenny Moore, who was winning possession in front of goal, kicking score number five. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg’s only threat at this stage was Brian Lynch and this increased as the half progressed and he and Sean Fleming required different markers if their influence on proceedings was going to be curbed. Lynch was responsible for his team’s first two minors, one of each variety, while two following wides by the Blues before twenty minutes had a bearing on the outcome, not anticipated at this point. The winners’ centre back Ciaran Bourke was replaced through injury by Dean Russell in the 19th minute but Clashmore/Kinsalebeg were next to score via a second pointed free by Brian Lynch. Gavin Crotty placed Joe Allen for a peach of a point for Dungarvan and at this stage they were playing the more impressive brand of football. Sean Fleming kicked his first score in the 23rd minute, 0-6 to 0-4 and Brian Lynch (f) reduced the difference to the minimum three minutes later. Dungarvan responded

with a Darren Duggan minor from a Kieran Power pass before Sean Fleming kicked a contender for score of the match in the 29th minute, 0-7 to 0-6. A third Gavin Crotty pointed free in the first minute of added time gave Dungarvan a 0-2 cushion leaving Clashmore/Kinsalebeg with plenty food for thought during the interval. Dungarvan started the second half even more impressively than the first and by the 37th minute they had won two close in frees which Gavin Crotty converted. With the game slipping away from them, the winners were pushed into introducing key player Tadhg De Burca perhaps a week or two before he was right to return to the playing fields. However, it was the winning move of the game. For a side that were rudderless he steadied the ship and two pointed frees by the accurate Brian Lynch and a third Sean Fleming score had them back in the game come 41 minutes at 0-10 to 0-9. Questions were now being asked of Dungarvan and they replied positively with a sixth Gavin Crotty pointed free while they spurned an all important goal chance at the end of the third quarter. It was in the final quarter that Dungarvan lost this game. A number of scoring chances went a begging and the winners punished same with Brian Lynch (f) and Ed O’Halloran levelling the game on 54 minutes 0-11 to 0-11. The game was really in the melt-

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg's Brian Lynch in possession ahead of Dungarvan's Aaron Donnolly.

ing pot in the final minutes. Gavin Crotty (f) restored the Blues’ lead but his side spurned another scoring opportunity. Come the 59th minute, a left legged pointed free by Brian O’Halloran had the teams level for the third time before the attendance was treated to a 60th minute point from play on the run on the sideline by Crotty which deserved to win the game but it didn’t. Dungarvan were expensively caught napping when an unmarked Dean Russell pointed from a short free by Brian Lynch to send this very exciting encounter to extra time on a score line of 0-13 to -13. The standard increased further in extra time, producing the highest twenty minute of scoring in the game, 0-7 to 0-5 in favour of Clashmore/Kinsalebeg who were the front runners from here to the final whistle. Sean Fleming and Gavin Crotty traded minors from play as did Brian Lynch and Crotty from placed balls, 0-15 each. For the first time in the game, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg opened a 0-2 lead on their opposition and Dungarvan answered with equalizing scores by Michael Kearney and Gavin Crotty (f) to end the first half of extra time back where they started, level at 0-17 to 0-17. Again Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg sprinted for home with fine points from play by Declan Allen and Tadhg De Burca but this time Dungarvan could only reply singularly from Kieran Power with six minutes remaining, 0-19 to 0-18.

The Blues were chasing the game at this point, man of the match Gavin Crotty was short with a close in free while Dungarvan had a call for a free in front of the posts on Kenny Moore over ruled. One minute into added time the winners’ most influential scorer Sean Fleming cemented his team’s advancement to the quarters with his fifth point from play as the former County player heralded his return to his best form in this match. Overall though, on this performance, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg will have it all to do no matter who they draw in the quarters and they will require a performance similar to the one against Ballinacourty in the Group stages if they are to remain in the championship. There is a creditable line of thought that in these years with their present group of players that Dungarvan’s championship winning prospects would fare better of the two codes in the big ball. On very limited concentration, they turned in impressive performances against County champions Stradbally and again last Saturday evening. They were short key players through injury and others not making themselves available and time will be running out for the County under 21 football champions of 2010 and the minor champions of 2013 to realise their full potential. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg’s Top Three: Sean Fleming, Brian Lynch, Tadhg De Burca. Dungarvan’s Top Three: Gavin

Crotty, Kieran Power, John Curran. Observer’s Man of the Match: Gavin Crotty. Number of Scorers: Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 7. Dungarvan 6. Scores From Play: Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 0-11. Dungarvan 0-9. Frees For: Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 22. Dungarvan 25. Wides: Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg 6. Dungarvan 9. Score of the Match: Gavin Crotty’s 60th minute point from under the stand for Dungarvan, surely as good as any one ever scored at the Gaelic Field. Scorers – Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Brian Lynch 0-9 (8f), Sean Fleming 0-5, Tadhg De Burca 0-2, Ed O’Halloran, Brian O’Halloran (f), Dean Russell and Declan Allen 0-1 each. Dungarvan: Gavin Crotty 0-11 (9f), Kieran Power 0-3, Kenny Moore, Joe Allen, Darren Duggan and Michael Kearney 0-1 each. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Fintan Walsh; Ronan Fitzgerald, Kieran Connery, Eric O’Connor; Ed O’Halloran, Ciaran Bourke, Aidan Trihy; Sean Bourke, Jason Seward; Declan Allen, Brian Lynch, Cillian O’Keeffe; Sean Fleming, Brian O’Halloran, Adam O’Sullivan. Subs: Dean Russell for Ciaran Bourke (inj. 19), Tadhg De Burca for Jason Seward (39). Brian Ramsay. Dungarvan: Mark Boland; Kealan Barry, John Curran, Jamie Nagle; Kealan Daly, Aaron Donnolly, Jack Lacey; Kieran Power, Joe Allen; Michael Kearney, Gavin Crotty, Mike Kiely; Kenny Moore, Darren Duggan, Luke O’Callaghan. Subs: Shane Hannon for Mike Kiely (42), Joe Duggan for Kealan Barry (inj. 51), Michael Kearney for Joe Allen (inj. 77). Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Affane/Cappoquin).

Dungarvan's Gavin Crotty bears down on goal closely attended to by Clashmore/Kinsalebeg's Aidan Trihy on left and Eric O’Connor.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Enjoying the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp 2018 in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

5 to 6 year old group with Coaches Megan Daly and Taylor Murray at the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Dungarvan's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

7 year old group with Coaches Fiona Nic Bhriain and Aoife Landers at the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Dungarvan's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

9 year old group with Coaches Sean Whelan-Barrett and Edward Hynes at the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Dungarvan's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


St. Olivers turn the tables on Naomh Bhrid JJ KAVANAGH AND SONS COUNTY DIVISION 2 MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Paddy Joe Ryan, Chairman Co. GAA Board presents the Co. Minor B Football Cup to St. Olivers Captain, Robbie McGrath. [Sean Byrne]

St. Olivers .........................…. 3-7; Naomh Bhrid .....................… 1-7. BACK in the end of March, Naomh Bhrid defeated St. Olivers in the Group stages of this County minor football championship in Aglish by 1-12 to 1-8 and in the intervening months they did all that was asked of them to suggest that they would claim this year’s title. St. Olivers weren’t as impressive in their lead-up to the decider and they had to come with a late run in their semi final clash with Kilrossanty to put their name on last Sunday’s match programme. Naomh Bhrid played into the hands of a much physically stronger St. Olivers in not spreading the play away from the centre channel in the field and make the winners fight harder for possession. The four club combination got the ideal start to this decider when a first minute St. Olivers goal was disallowed for a square ball in-

fringement and they had raced into a 1-3 to 0-1 lead by the end of the first quarter. In this period of time it looked as if pre-match expectations were unfolding with Naomh Bhrid’s star player James Walsh helping himself to 1-2 of his side’s lead with the sole reply coming from a pointed free by Oliver’s captain Robbie McGrath. The winners’ only score in the first twenty minutes of the game was a poor return but when Morgan Buckley’s delivery in front of the country end goal was fisted into the net by Elliot Stackwood, the game at last came to life. Immediately, Robbie McGrath pointed from play to reduce Olivers to the minimum but Naomh Bhrid settled with a brace of fine points from play by Bernard Wright to lead by 1-5 to 1-2 with 23 minutes on the clock. After such a lethargic start to this

local derby by St. Olivers, they literally won the title in a four minute period before the break when corner forward Ben Kavanagh fielded a kick out and raced in to score a goal followed by a second major by substitute Robbie O’Connor after Evan McKenna had saved well from an initial effort by Cian Horewood, 3-3 to 1-5. These goals knocked the stuffing out of Naomh Bhrid who didn’t score from play in the second half and they didn’t score at all for the first 21 minutes of it. Despite the undying efforts of such as John Devine, Reece Stringer, James Walsh and Cian Geary, the physicality of St. Olivers dominated in a half that only produced 0-6, four for the winners and half of this amount for their opponents. Team captain Robbie McGrath scored two points by the 40th minute while at the other end

St. Olivers who beat Naomh Bhrid in the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Co. Minor Div. 2 Football Final in Fraher Field. [Sean Byrne]

substitute Jack Fraher brought a great save out of Olivers custodian Cathal Daly. Naomh Bhrid were completely out of the game in the second moiety and their sole score in ordinary time was a pointed free by James Walsh. REGAINED TWO GOAL LEAD Midfielder Liam O’Brien regained St. Olivers two goal lead with a point from play in the 54th minute and Naomh Bhrid goalie Evan McKenna did well to deny Ed Walsh a fourth Olivers’ goal. The game was well over as a contest in added time when Ed Walsh pointed from play in the 61st minute and James Walsh replied from a free to minutes later. PRESENTATION Chairman of the County Board Paddy Joe Ryan presented the winning trophy to St. Olivers captain Robbie McGrath in front of their large group of supporters.

St. Olivers Top Three: Robbie McGrath, Jack Griffin, PJ O’Brien. Naomh Bhrid’s Top Three: James Walsh, Bernard Wright, John Devine. Observer’s Man of the Match: Robbie McGrath. Number of Scorers: St. Olivers: 6. Naomh Bhrid: 3. Scores From Play: St.Olivers: 3-4. Naomh Bhrid: 1-4. Frees For: St. Olivers: 11. Naomh Bhrid: 18. Wides: St. Olivers: 9. Naomh Bhrid: 11. Score of the Match: Ben Kavanagh’s 26th minute individually worked goal for St. Olivers. Scorers – St. Olivers: Elliot Stackwood 1-1, Robbie McGrath 0-4 (3f), Ben Kavanagh and Robbie O’Connor 1-0 each, Liam O’Brien and Ed Walsh 0-1 each. Naomh Bhrid: James Walsh 1-3(2f), Bernard Wright 0-2, John

Devine 0-2(1f). St. Olivers: Cathal Daly; Jack O’Hara, PJ O’Brien, Evan Mansfield; Morgan Buckley, Jack Griffin, Michael Fogarty; Liam O’Brien, Henry Griffin; Ed Walsh, Cian Horewood, Robbie McGrath; Ben Kavanagh, Elliot Stackwood, Sam Hallahan. Subs: Matt McGrath, Robbie O’Connor, Tiernan O’Brien, Jack Osbourne, Dykan Byrne, Tiernan Beresford. Naomh Bhrid: Evan McKenna; Cian O’Gorman, Kevin Curran, Cian Geary; Thomas Coffey, Reece Stringer, David Condon; Luke Power, John Devine; Tadhg O’Gorman, Bernard Wright, James Walsh; Tadhg Walsh, Mike Walsh, Niall Dalton. Subs: Jack Fraher, Shane Kirwan, Mikey Walsh, Joe Booth, Mickey-Joe Curran. Referee: Tony Larkin (Ballyduff Lower).



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Second half goals send Fourmilewater into Divisional Final The Local Bar Western Junior ‘B’ Senior Attached Hurling Semi-Final Referee Tommy Sullivan (Cappoquin/Affane) pictured with team captains Eoin Condon (Tallow) on left and Paddy Lawlor (Fourmilewater).

Fourmilewater …………… 2-10; Tallow ……………………...…0-8. FOURMILEWATER were deserving winners of this junior ‘B’ Western hurling semi-final which drew a large crowd to the Sportsfield in Cappoquin on Tuesday week last. With Tallow having lost two of their players to their senior team and Fourmilewater fielding a new look side, there was perhaps always going to be only one winner here and so it proved. In fairness to Tallow, they gave as good as they got in the first half at the end of which Fourmile held a slender 0-5 to 0-4 advantage. Jordan Ryan opened the scoring for the winners with a good score from an acute angle and Tallow who played their best hurling in the

first half settled well with points by Ben Aherne, James Murray and Rob O’Sullivan steering them into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after 13 minutes. Fourmilewater were back on level terms through points by former senior players Brian Wall and Seamus Lawlor as Tommy Cooney was winning loads of possession from his high fielding in the half forward line. Kevin Henley edged Tallow back into the lead for the penultimate time before Fourmilewater finished the half the stronger with scores by man of the match Tommy Cooney and Eamonn Wall sentding them into the break leading by 0-5 to 0-4. Tallow started the new half well and minors per Rob O’Sullivan (f) and substitute Will Murphy had them in front by the 35th minute.

Fourmilewater's Eamonn Wall races down the wing into the Tallow defence.

This was as good as it got for the Bridesiders though as Fourmile took over in general play from this stage onwards. It was only a matter of time before the winners forged ahead and a levelling point by the impressive Seamus Lawlor was followed by the defining score when JP Fitzgerald found the net in the town end to establish a 1-6 to 0-6 lead. Tommy Cooney added a second point and when Fitzgerald got a touch for a close in second goal, the game was over as a contest on a scoreboard reading 2-7 to 0-6. Tommy Cooney added his third point from play before Eoin Condon scored a badly needed minor for Tallow. Substitute Will Murphy raised his second white flag for Tallow, 2-8 to 0-8 but again the

Tallow's Stephen Pratt who played a solid defensive game for Tallow in Cappoquin.

Aidan Condon (Fourmilewater) on right keeps one eye on the ball and one eye on Tallow's David Tobin in Cappoquin.

physically stronger winners finished well with Jordan Ryan (f) and Brian Wall (f) sending their points tally into double figures. When these sides met earlier in the championship Tallow won by 1-12 to 0-13 but this is a different Fourmile fifteen at this stage on the championship. The inclusion of Davy Ryan in goal and of Tommy Cooney and JP Fitzgerald in the forward division has strengthened the former champions considerably and they are coming good at the right time. Best for the winners included Davy Ryan, in goal, Paddy Lawlor, Sean Ryan, Aidan Condon and Justin Walsh in defence and Seamus Lawlor, Tommy Cooney, Eamonn Wall and JP Fitzgerald in front of goal.

James Murray once again showed his pedigree at centre back for Tallow while Stephen Pratt, Jack Tobin and Eric Hickey formed an impressive and hard working full back line. Tallow’s midfield duo of Kieran Fraser and Kevin Henley broke even in midfield but it was in the forward line that Tallow fell short with substitute Will Murphy highlighting this with two fine scores from play. Fourmilewater will now play Dungarvan in the Western final. Scorers – Fourmilewater: J. P. Fitzgerald 2-0, Tommy Conney 0-4 (1f), Seamus Lawlor 0-2, Jordan Ryan 0-2 (1f), Brian Wall 0-2 (1f). Tallow: Will Murphy 0-2, Rob O’Sullivan 0-2f, Ben Aherne, James Murray, Kevin Henley and Eoin Condon 0-1 each.

Fourmilewater: David Ryan; Rory Rice, Padddy Lawlor, Sean Ryan; Ollie O’Gorman, Justin Walsh, Aidan Condon; Seamus Lawlor, Liam Cooney; Eamonn Wall, Brian Wall, Tommy Cooney; Paddy O’Gorman, JP Fitzgerald, Jordan Ryan. Subs: Darragh O’Flynn, Ger Peters. Tallow: John Paul Grey; Stephen Pratt, Jack Tobin, Eric Hickey; Noel Condon, James Murray, Thomas McGrath; Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley; Eoin McGrath, Eoin Condon, Rob O’Sullivan; Joe Power, Martin Murphy, Ben Aherne. Subs: Will Murphy, Sean Slattery, David Beecher, Sean Curley. Referee: Tommy Sullivan (Cappoquin/Affane).

Keeping a close eye on the junior hurling game in Cappoquin were left to right: Matty Whelan (Fourmilewater), Liam O Maolchatha, Johnny Geary and Eddie Cunningham (all Tallow), Pat Grant (Fourmilewater) and John Jackson (Ballyduff).

Recently elected Tallow Vice-President Tom McSweeney on right pictured chatting with Stephen Curley in the company of other Brideside supporters in Cappoquin.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Waterford minor camogie team and management.

Brilliant Déise Minors book first ever Munster ‘A’ Final spot Waterford ………………..…4-20; Limerick …………………..….2-5. OUR Waterford Minor Camogie team made the journey to Ballyagran in Co. Limerick for their Munster ‘A’ semi-final clash with Limerick. The two teams met earlier in the year in the All Ireland Series with Waterford coming out on top in that game. Waterford began the game the brighter with Kaeisha Tobin notching the first point of the game from a placed ball. Kaeisha Tobin followed up with another point from play. An early blow to Limerick then followed that with Sarah Lacey shooting for a point only for it to come off the upright and bounce down and across the line. Limerick responded with two points of their own with the scores at 1:02 to 0:02 in favour of the Déise girls. Following that Clodagh Carroll drove through the Limerick defence to put the gap to four points at 1:03 to 0:02. Then came Waterford’s second goal of the game through Abby Flynn who glided past her marker to finish to net. This gave Waterford some breathing space but almost immediately Limerick struck back with a goal of their own scrambling it across the Waterford

goal line. Kaeisha Tobin struck back with two scores from placed balls to put Waterford 2:05 to 1:03 in front. Waterford continued to trouble the Limerick defence with their movement and up stepped Abby Flynn again to bag her second goal of the game, running at the Limerick defence once more to finish confidently to the net. Limerick once more hit back with a second goal of their own to make the last 10 minutes of the half that bit more anxious for the away side. The half ended with drama as Annie Fitzgerald was through on goal only for the Limerick Full back to put a high tackle on the number fifteen which resulted in a yellow card and a penalty. Annie Fitzgerald tormented the Limerick defence winning several important frees throughout the course of the game. Kaeisha Tobin stepped up to take the penalty only for the Limerick keeper to be equal to the shot, however it broke out to Sarah Lacey who popped it over the bar. Waterford were not finished yet with one of the scores of the game coming through the hard work of Ciara O’Sullivan who chased a ball down into the corner and returned

it with unerring accuracy to Abby Flynn in the centre who again had one thing on her mind and finish with aplomb securing her third goal of the game. The sides went in at half-time on a scoreline of 4:06 to 2:04. The second half opened up more for the Waterford forwards who continued to move throughout the lines with ease. Two points within the opening minutes of the half from Kaeisha Tobin and Annie Fitzgerald saw Waterford open up the lead further to ten points. Limerick scored a point in response but after this it was Waterford who dominated the scoreboard until the final whistle. The Waterford backs improved throughout and held firm in the second half with Shauna Fitzgerald and Mary Kate Curran marshalling the two back lines. Midfield due Kate Lynch and Keeley Corbett Barry dictated proceedings with poise and maturity beyond their years delivering ball that the forwards thrived on. Substitute Aoife Fitzgerald made an instant impact with her first touch of the ball ending in a point. It was a game where the forwards contributed to a dominant display with Abby Flynn, Kaeisha Tobin,

Mary-Kate Curran breaking out in defence.

Kate Lynch in control of possession.

Annie Fitzgerald and Sarah Lacey producing more scores throughout the remainder of the second half to deliver an emphatic victory. Waterford: Megan Foran, Izabela Markewicz, Shauna Fitzgerald (Capt), Hannah Flynn, Kate Lynch, Mary Kate Curran, Roisin Dunphy, Clara Griffin, Keeley Corbett Barry, Clodagh Carroll (0:01), Ciara O’Sullivan, Abby Flynn (3:05), Kaeisha Tobin (0:09 Frees 0:04, 45’ 0:02) Sarah Lacey (1:02), Annie Fitzgerald (0:02). Substitutions: Sally Kelly for Clodagh Carroll, Aoife Fitzgerald (0:01) for Ciara O’Sullivan, Abi Dunphy for Roisin Dunphy, Charlotte Connors for Izabela

Markewicz and Emma Flynn for Hannah Flynn. Limerick: Aoife Corbett, Caroline Brennan, Aoife Curtin, Aisling Herbert, Eva Butler, Karen Cunningham, Kate Ambrose, Sinead McElligott, Michelle Curtin, Orlaith Kelliher, Roisin Ambrose, Leah O’Carroll, Noirin Lenihan, Andrea O’Sullivan, Katie Heelan WATERFORD CO. CAMOGIE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEK Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Quarter final Waterford vs Tipperary Venue: Pairc Ui Chaoimh Time and Date: Saturday, 4th August 5.30 p.m. Best of luck to our seniors who play Tipperary next Saturday.

Tickets for the game can be purchased from your local Super Value or on Price for tickets are Adults: €10. Students and OAPs €5. Child Under 18 €3. MUNSTER MINOR A FINAL Waterford vs Cork Wednesday, 1st August 7.30 p.m Venue: Fermoy GAA As this is a home venue for Cork we are urging our supporters to come out and support the girls this Wednesday. UNDER 14 INTER-COUNTY KILKENNY BLITZ Best of luck to our Under 14s who travel to Kilkenny on Monday next.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Brian Wall kicks Nire into County Final J. J. Kavanagh and Sons County Junior Football Senior Attached Championship Semi-Final Referee Killian O’Sullivan (Affane/Cappoquin) pictured with team captains Aidan Condon (Nire) on left and Brendan Gough (Stradbally).

Nire .....................................… 2-9; Stradbally ...........................… 1-8. KEITH Guiry scored Nire’s second goal in the 61st minute of this first semi-final in the junior football senior attached championship at the Fraher Field last Friday evening and it was the icing on the Nire cake in advancing to the final for the second year in succession. The winning score came one minute before this when Brian Wall used all of his craft and experience to score the winning point with the sides level at 1-8 a piece. Wall’s effort was a guide for any younger player around him and there were many. He held the ball around the centre of the field, worked his way under pressure forward into his favourite left legged kicking position and then led fly over the black spot for a score it

was a pleasure to witness. Before this, the under dogs Stradbally played out of their skins to haul back a 0-3 deficit in the 50th minute in a closely contested encounter in constant rain to level at 1-8 each with 56 minutes played. The Reds has some opportunities to take the lead but a lack of penetration up front and a no nonsense Nire defence deprived them of any further scores. Nire were fancied to win this game but few thought that the Reds would make them fight all of the way to the finish. Brian Wall opened the scoring from play in the third minute before Stradbally jumped into the lead with minors by Christopher Casey (f) and Adam Finn. A major score by former goalie Shane Mullins in the 16th minute

put Nire back in control followed by a second point by Brian Wall (f) two minutes later. Former senior stars Ger Power and Paddy Kiely kept the Reds in the hunt with points from play, 1-2 to 0-4 and a 28th minute green flag by Damien Sheehan had them in the driving seat at half time, holding a 0-2 advantage. Two minutes into the new half, Cormac Gough had an opportunity to stretch Stradbally’s lead with a good goal scoring chance but it was the Nire who raised the first three flags in this period via Brian Wall, (2f) and David Nugent to regain their earlier lead at 1-5 to 1-4. The closeness of this match continued with Christopher Casey levelling matters on 40 minutes at 1-5 each but Nire justified their pre

match favouritism with a further three consecutive points per Tommy Cooney, Brian Wall and JP Fitzgerald. Just when it seemed as if the Nire would pull clear in the home straight, a Stradbally team proved their worth yet again and scores by Ger Power, substitute David Grey (f) and Chris Casey (f) levelled matters for the fourth occasion with 56 minutes on the clock. Then, as earlier reported, Stradbally had plenty possession to drive on for winning scores before Brian Wall worked his piece of 60th minute magic and Keith Guiry put the game to bed one minute later with a fine goal in the town end. The reigning County champions survived a stern test here which will stand to them in the final aginst the winners of the Gaultier v Nire in the

second semi-final. Nire’s Top Three: Brian Wall, Justin Walsh, Seamus Lawlor. Stradbally’s Top Three: Paddy Kiely, Nicky Connors, Ger Power. Observer’s Man of the Match: Brian Wall. Number of Scorers: Nire: 6. Stradbally: 6. Scores From Play: Nire: 2-5. Stradbally: 1-6. Frees For: Nire: 16. Stradbally: 17. Wides: Nire: 6. Stradbally: 5. Score of the Match: Brian Wall’s 60th minute winner for the Nire. Nire: Brian Wall 0-6 (4f), Shane Mullins and Keith Guiry 1-0 each, David Nugent, Tommy Cooney and JP Fitzgerald 0-1 each. Stradbally: Damien Sheehan 10, Chris Casey 0-3 (2f), Ger Power

0-2, Adam Finn, Paddy Kiely and David Grey 0-1 each. Nire: Ger Peters; Justin Walsh, Jack Guiry, Sean Ryan; Aidan Condon, Paddy Lawlor, Ian Coffey: Seamus Lawlor, Tommy Cooney; David Nugent, Brian Wall, JP Fitzgerald; Keith Guiry, Shane Mullins, David Prendergast. Sub: Jordan Ryyan for David Prendergast. Stradbally: Andrew Kirwan; Damien Sheehan, Alex Pollock, Jack Navin; Seathrun Kiersey, Paddy Kiely, Brendan Gough; Cormac Gough, Nicky Connors; Nicky Power, Ger Power, Sean Barry; Adam Finn, Chris Casey, Trevor Curran. Subs: David Grey for Nicky Power, Patsy Casey for Adam Finn. Referee: Killian O’Sullivan (Affane/ Cappoquin).

JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling League Semi-Final

Abbeyside lose out on League Final spot Roanmore ........................…………. 1-19; Abbeyside .......................……………1-10. WITH the knock-out stages of the Senior Hurling Championship almost upon us this league semi-final had to be seen as an ideal opportunity for both sides to set out their respective stalls for the big tests ahead. In that regard it was Roanmore who came out of this game as the side with real ambition and well prepared for their playoff clash with Fourmilewater on Sunday week. Abbeyside, for their part, may have had their resolve dampened by the now unfamiliar downpour that persisted before and during most of the game in Kill on Friday last. They are a side free of the threat of relegation by virtue of securing a quarter final spot as best runner-up by virtue of a facile win over An Rinn and so may feel to be in a comfort zone of sorts compared to their opponents. It has to be said that their second half performance here suggested no greater ambition than that already achieved as they were simply overwhelmed by a much hungrier side and will have much soul searching to do before their quarter final outing. With the rain pelting down on the rock

hard surface the conditions were made difficult but both sides started with commendable zeal as Emmet O’Toole and Mark Ferncombe, destined to be top scorers, exchanged opening points from frees. Brian Nolan raced forward for Roanmore’s first score from play before Ferncombe again levelled from a free and it took a brilliant save by Stephen Enright from O’Toole to keep the Abbeyside net intact. Roanmore moved two points clear with O’Toole sending over, following a foul on Conor Ryan, after which minor star Ryan set up Eoin Madigan for a fine point in the 8th minute. After Abbeyside’s Tiernan Murray had been forced off injured following a collision, they hit the front for the first time in the 11th minute with Neil Montgomery making the break to pick out Patrick Hurney who finished to the net. Ferncombe followed up with a point from a free and after Billy Nolan sent over a long range free Sean Whelan-Barrett’s point restored Abbeyside’stwo point lead in the 15th minute. With Gavin O’Brien and Frank McGrath gaining the upper hand in midfield, a point

from Cein Chester followed by scores from Billy Nolan and Emmet O’Toole frees had Roanmore back in front. After Ferncombe again levelled from a free Roanmore picked up the pace before the break with two excellent points from Conor Ryan and Daniel Murphy but Abbeyside had the last word before the half-time whistle with another Ferncombe free keeping his side in touch on a score of Roanmore 0-10; Abbeyside1-6. That Abbeyside were not to score again until the 51st minute tells the story of a second half totally dominated by Roanmore. Abbeyside were on the back foot from the opening whistle, falling six points behind by the end of the third quarter as Emmet O’Toole added three points from frees and Billy Nolan one before Cein Chester sent over a great score from play. That Abbeyside were all at sea was clear when Roanmore corner back Charlie Chester ghosted forward unmarked to collect a cross from the right wing and crashed the ball to the net in the 46th minute. After that there was to be no way back for Abbeyside as Emmet O’Toole gave his side a ten point lead in the 50th minute fol-

lowing a foul on Gavin O’Brien. Abbeyside finally opened their second half account with a Mark Ferncombe point from play in the 51st minute and the remainder of the game was played out with the sides sharing six points as Conor Ryan and Emmet O’Toole (2) found the target for Roanmore with Abbeysdie replying with points from play by Ferncombe (2) and Patrick Hurney. As pointed out this was a very impressive performance by Roanmore with Brian Nolan, Eamonn Power, Gavin O’Brien and Frank McGrath dominating the middle third while in attack the full forward line of minor Conor Ryan, Emmet O’Toole and Cian Chester always threatened. MUCH TO PONDER Peter Queally and his Abbeyside selectors will be left with much to ponder following this second half performance. Stephen Enright in goal and David Collins could not be faulted in defence while Abbeyside’s almost total dependence on Mark Ferncombe up front to come up with the scores will have to be addressed. Roanmore would appear to be in a good place at this stage.

Scorers: Roanmore – Emmet O’Toole 0-9 (8Fs), Charlie Chester 1-0, Billy Nolan 0-3 (Fs), Conor Ryan and Cian Chester 0-2 each, Daniel Murphy, Eoin Madigan and Brian Nolan 0-1 each. Abbeyside – Mark Ferncombe 0-8 (5Fs), Patrick Hurney 1-1, Sean WhelanBarrett 0-1. Roanmore – Billy Nolan, Charlie Chester, Chris Dempsey, Dean Reidy, Brian Nolan, Eamonn Power, Ray Connolly, Gavin O’Brien, Frank McGrath, Stephen Grant, Eoin Madigan, Daniel Murphy, Conor Ryan, Emmet O’Toole, Cian Chester. Subs – Ian Chester for Grant (55), Tony O’Brien for Murphy (60). Abbeyside – Stephen Enright, Brian Looby, Sean O’Hare, John Elsted, James O’Mahony, David Collins, Darragh McGrath, Sean Whelan-Barrett, Maurice Power, Sean Daly, Tiernan Murray, John Hurney, Neil Montgomery, Mark Ferncombe, Patrick Hurney. Subs – James Beresford for Murray (inj.10), Mark Twomey for O’Mahony (45), Shane Aherne for Power (50), Referee – Eddie Fitzgerald (Passage).


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Lawlors Hotel Western Junior ‘A’ Fooball Championship Semi Final

Sean Phobail returns to Western Final Enjoying the St. Olivers Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Ballinameela GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

Sean Phobail …………...… 3-19; Kilgobinet ……………………1-8. BEATEN by Sliabh gCua in the Divisional final in 2017, Sean Phobail will be back for another bite of the cherry after this convincing win over last year’s County ‘C’ champions, Kilgobinet in Bushy Park on Friday evening. The Shocks made light of the heavy rain to register an impressive scoring tally of 3-19 from ten different scorers. The winners task was made all the easier by the sending off of Kilgobinet’s Paul Walsh after less

than five minutes on two yellow cards. Liam O Cuirrin’s charges led by 0-6 to 0-1 after 15 minutes and by 1-9 to 0-4 at the break with Declan Ryan scoring their goal. STRUCK TWO GOALS Sean Phobail struck for two further goals on the restart via John Conway and a masterful effort by Tucker Curran, who had come off the bench. Kilgobinet had a penalty saved by Aodhan De Paor but another sub Stephen Curran was on hand to finish the ball to the net. Top scorer on the night for the winners was Diarmuid O Cuirrin

with 0-6 (5f) while Conor O Raghallaigh and James Salmon both scored 0-4 from play. Sean Phobail: Aodhan De Paor; Stiofan O Conbhui, Ray O Turraoin, Seamus O Flaibhin; Andy Breathnach, Liam O Raghallaigh, Conor O Mathuna; Aodhan Mac Gearailt 0-1, Declan O Riain 1-0; Conor O Raghallaigh 0-4, Seamus O Bradain 0-4, Sean O Conbhui 1-1; Diarmuid O Cuirrin 0-6 (5f), Graham O Gadhra 0-1, Bryan Frinnseach 0-1. Fir Ionaid: Tomas O Cuirrin 1-0, Tiernan O Foghlu 0-1, Cormac

Mac Innseaduin, Sean Uadha, Brian De Barra, Seaghan O hOgain, Padraig O Conbhui, D De Roiste. Kilgobinet: James Fennell; Kevin Curran, JJ Fitzgerald, Jack Cullinan; Mark Dunford, Tomas Fahey 0-3f, Gavin Clarke 0-1; Paul Walsh, Conor Kavanagh; Ger Hickey, Paudie Fahey 0-1, James Walsh 0-3 (2f); Joe Curtin, Eddie Cullinan, Stephen Coffey. Subs: Stephen Curran 1-0, Johnny Hallinan. Referee: Padraig Nolan (Affane/Cappoquin).

Under 21 Hurling Championships commence this Friday Enjoying the St. Olivers Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Ballinameela GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

THE Western Board are trying to get the under 21 hurling championships off to an early start this year with six fixtures down for decision this Bank Holiday weekend in two different grades. In Grade A St. Carthages should have too much fire power for Dungarvan at the Fraher Field while championship favourites Cois Bhrid will be favoured to defeat Comeragh Gaels in Ballysaggart. There are four games listed in the B championship. An Ghaeltacht

may have the edge over St. Olivers in Bushy Park in what should be a close run affair. Ardmore and Ballyduff Upper also looks like an encounter of the close kind with the nod going to the Reds to advance. Kilrossanty are making great strides in underage hurling but Cappoquin should have enough in the tank to come out on top in this game. On the Thursday evening in Aglish Brickeys should have the measure of Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg.

The Sean Byrne Photography Western Under 21 (A) Hurling Championship Friday 03/08/2018 7 pm. Comeragh Gaels vs Cois Bhride in Ballysaggart. 7 pm. Dungarvan vs St. Carthages in Fraher Field. The Morrissey Family Western Under 21 (B) Hurling Championship: Thursday 02/08/2018: 7.15 pm. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg vs Brickey Rangers in Aglish. Friday 03/08/2018: 7.30 pm. An Ghaeltacht vs St Olivers in Bushy Park. 7.30 pm. Ardmore vs Ballyduff Upper in Clashmore. 7.30 pm: Cloch Na Cuinne vs Kilrossanty in Dungarvan club grounds.

Enjoying the St. Olivers Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Ballinameela GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the St. Olivers Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Ballinameela GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

7 year old group with Coach Lorraine Bray at the St. Olivers Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Ballinameela GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and [Sean Byrne] Games.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


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Club Focus Wednesday, 5th August, 1998. MUNSTER U-21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL

Big win for Cork Cork 6-15; Waterford 0-9. CORK Under 21 hurlers, leading by a single point at the interval, 1-5 to 0-7, having played into the strong breeze, totally outclassed Waterford in the second half of this Munster Championship semi-final at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Thursday evening. Cork struck for a 4th minute goal per right corner forward Brian O’Keeffe. Joe Deane added a point. Anton Lannen, who took over the free taking duties, went on to score 0-4 in the opening half, with Brendan Hannon scoring 0-2 from play and Michael Murray 0-1, 1-5 to 0-7 at the break. THREE GOAL BLITZ On the turnover in the 33rd minute Cork’s wing back Derek Barrett drove a long bal into the Waterford goal area where Joe Deane had drifted into the space to flick the ball to the net, 2-5 to 0-7. Cork added two points by the 44th minette, 2-7 to 0-7, as Waterford with Ken McGrath, Gary Cullinane, Jamie O’Meara, David Bennett, David Ryan, Nicky Jacob and Michael Murray showing up well, were grimly hanging in there with 45 minutes played. Then the floodgates opened as the defending AllIreland champions blasted in three goals in three minutes. In the 45th minute Sean Og O’Farrell did the spadework to put centre half forward Timmy

McCarthy in for a goal. In the 46th minute Joe Deane found Sean Og O’Farrell who blasted to the net. One minute later in the 47th minute Sean Og O’Farrell returned the compliment when he put Joe Deane clear for another goal, 5-7 to 0-7. Joe Deane completed his hat-trick in the 55th minute when Sean Og O’Farrell was again the provider. This Cork ran out emphatic winners, 6-15 to 0-9, to record their highest ever winning margin over Waterford in this grade, i.e. 24 points. The won in 1966 by 6-10 to 1-2, 23 points. FULL BLOODED Midway through the second half the ball broke out on the sideline under the open stand with Ken McGrath (Waterford) and Sean Og O hAilpin (Cork) both racing fully 40 yards to meet shoulder to shoulder as both pulled first time on the sliotar as the rival supporters roared their approval. It was the essence of the game of hurling. Cork scorers: J Deane 3-4, T. McCarthy 1-4, S. O’Farrell 1-3, B. O’Keeffe 1-1, M. O’Connell and J. Anderson 0-2 each. Waterford scorers: A. Lannon 0-4, B. Hannon 0-3, M. Murray and D. Bennett 0-1 each. Cork: D. Og Cusack; W. Sherlock, D. O’Sullivan, D. Murphy; D. Bennett, D. Murphy, S. Og O hAilpin; A. Walsh, M. O’Connell; J. Anderson, T. McCarthy, B. O’Connor; B. O’Keeffe, S. O’Farrell, J. Deane. Subs: L. O’Farrell for D. Murphy; M. Prendergast for B. O’Connor. Waterford: B. Landers; E. O’Sullivan, P. Hammond, G. Cullinane; J. Murphy, K. McGrath, J. O’Meara; D. Ryan, D. Bennett; D. Shanahan, N. Jacob, P. Fitzgerald; B. Hannon, M. Murray, A. Lannon. Subs: J. O’Donovan for P. Fitzgerald; P. Matthews for D. Ryan; T. Veale for B. Hannon. Referee: M. Cahill (Tipperary).

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TEAMS OF TIMES GONE BY ABBEYSIDE MINOR WIN Championship: County Minor hurling. Venue: Colligan. Date: Wednesday, 30th July, 1998. Full-time score: Abbeyside 1-8; Cappoquin 1-5. Abbeyside minor team: S. Burns; D. Byrne, B. Hayes, C. Shields; G. Lyons, J. Phelan, S. Briggs; E. Hayes, T. Crowe; E. Cashin, G. Hurney, J. O’Connor; E. Browne, B. Byrne, R. McCarthy. Subs used: G. McCarthy for R. Enright.


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FORDE’S DAYBREAK FORECAST CORNER Last Week’s Forecasts: 5 Forecasts. 5 Correct. 0 Incorrect. Success Rate: 100 %. This Week's Forecasts: Co. SFC: Rathgormack v (Ardmore), Gaultier v (Portlaw). West J’C’ H: Brickey Rangers v (An Rinn). West U21 ‘A H: Cois Bhride v (Comeragh Gaels), St. Carthages v (Dungarvan). West U21 ‘B’ H: An Ghaeltacht v (St. Olivers), Ballyduff v (Ardmore), Brickeys v (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), Cappoquin v (Kilrossanty). Co. MHC: Div. 1.: DLS V (Ballygunner), Abbeyside v (Mt. Sion), St. Carthages v (Roanmore). Div. 2 A.: Clonea v (Tramore), Passage v (Portlaw/ Ballyduff), St. Marys v (Ballyduff/ Portlaw). Div. 2B: Cois Bhride v (Brickeys), St. Olivers v (Naomh Bhrid). Div. 3A: Erin’s Own v (Ballygunner), Stradbally v (St. Saviours), St. Mollerans v (Ferrybank). Div 3B: Ardmore v (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg), Dungarvan v (Kilrossanty), Ballyduff Upper v (Ardmore). To Date: 306 Forecasts. 205 Correct. 101 Incorrect. Success Rate: 67%.

Alan Kelly (Shamrocks) on right and Keith O’Sullivan (Affane) battle for possession in Lismore.

Lawlors Hotel Western Junior ‘A’ Football Championship Semi-Final

Unimpressive Shamrocks reach Divisional Final Shamrocks …………………1-11; Affane ……………………..… 1-8. SHAMROCKS junior footballers are back in a Western final after this pillar to post win over Affane in Lismore last Saturday evening. Their display will not rank as one of their better ones and they will need to improve greatly if they are going to match a Sean Phobal outfit that scored an impressive 3-19 against Kilgobinet last Friday evening. The Shamrocks led by 0-8 to 04 at half time and by 1-10 to 0-6 with ten minutes remaining before Affane came with a late run which left Shamrock supporters enquiring how many more minutes to the final whistle. In fact Affane could have been even closer but for short passing scoreable frees in the second half and they enjoyed most of the final quarter possession. Playing with the breeze into the town end goal, points from play by Shane Roche and Bernie Kelleher had the Shamrocks in front from the start. Killian O’Sullivan (f) opened Affane’s account before Kelleher kicked his second point, this time from his left leg. Paul Murray kept Affane in touch with a fine score, 0-3 to 0-2 before Chris Murphy and Kelleher, again, put some daylight between the sides. It was all one way traffic in the latter minutes of the half when the last two scorers, Murphy and Kelleher, were on target once again. A Killian O’Sullivan second

point and a minor by Tommy McCarthy left 0-4 between the teams at the short whistle. The defining score came early into the second moiety when Stephen Lucey placed Alan Kelly for a peach of a goal. They could have had a second green flag but for the butt of the upright denying a Ed Hynes effort. The game began to turn after this with Affane’s defending improving and their forwards making inroads up front. A third Killian O’Sullivan pointed free and a good effort by Richie Scanlon brought the game back to 0-6 at 1-9 to 0-6 but over playing of the ball up front left the Shamrocks off the hook. Shamrocks Liam Motherway and Paul Murray, Affane, exchanged white flags before Joe Leahy eased the winners’ concerns with a welcome score. The final minutes were all played out in front of the Shamrocks goal. An under pressure defence conceded both a black card through Padraig Aherne and an Own Goal at the very end which left just 0-3 the difference at the final whistle and also left Affane pondering on the ‘might have beens.’’ Shamrocks were the better side and they are capable of being a different kettle of fish in the final which has the makings of a very good game of football. Shamrocks Top Three: Bernie Kelleher, Stephen Lucey, Chris Murphy.

Affane’s Top Three: Tim Looby, Paul Murray, Shane Coughlan. Observer’s Man of the Match: Bernie Kelleher. Number of Scorers: Shamrocks 6. Affane 4. Scores From Play: Shamrocks 1-7. Affane 1-4. Frees For: Shamrocks 15. Affane 23. Wides: Shamrocks 7. Affane 8. Score of the Match: Shamrocks second half goal engineered by Stephen Lucey and executed by Alan Kelly. Scorers – Shamrocks: Bernie Kelleher 0-6 (4f), Alan Kelly 1-0, Chris Murphy 0-2, Shane Roche, Liam Motherway and Joe Leahy 0-1 each. Affane: Killian O’Sullivan 0-4f, Shamrocks own goal, Paul Murray 0-2, Richie Scanlon and Tommy McCarthy 01 each. Shamrocks: Tim Lenihan; Padraig Roche, Tom O’Donovan, Brian Harnedy; Cathal Herlihy, Shane Roche, Ed Lonergan; Stephen Lucey, Adam Crawford; Kieran Crawford, Bernie Kelleher, Alan Kelly; Chris Murphy, Ed Hynes, Padraig Aherne. Subs: Liam Motherway for Alan Kelly, Joe Leahy for Kieran Crawford, Tom Roche for Padraig Aherne (b/c). Affane: Jack Coffey; Shane Coughlan, Tim Looby, Damien McCarthy;Colm Looby, Michael O’Brien, Jack Mangan; Tommy McCarthy, David Cahillane; Alan O’Sullivan, Paul Murray, Keith O’Sullivan; Brian Crotty, Richie Scanlon, Killian O’Sullivan. Subs: Kevin Looby for Jack Mangan, Paddy Shelley for Brian Crotty, Pat Morrissey for Damien McCarthy, Simon Power for Richie Scanlon, Frankie Keniry for Keith Sullivan. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

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James McGrath, Newcastle Dungarvan Ptk Conway, Lissarow, Ardmore Old Parish John Morrissey, Colligan Colligan Paudie/Helene Crotty, Ring An Rinn Kieran Beecher, Willowbrook Tallow Martin Power, Belleville Affane/Cappoquin Wm Downing, Dromane, Aglish Geraldines Gearailt/Maire Ui Churrin, Ring An Rinn Majella Behan, Hillview, Kilmacthomas Ryan Coady c/o Patsy Halloran Naomh Pol John Dunne, Marian Ave, Dunmore East Gaultier Thomas Kilmartin, Ballymote Dunhill NEXT DRAW: BALLYSAGGART WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th

Affane's Richie Scanlon chases Shamrocks' Ed Hynes up the side line in Lismore last Saturday evening.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Gaelic Jottings To referee All-Ireland Unhappy Rebels Final DIARMUID O'Sullivan has criticised LOCAL referee Thomas ‘Tyler’ Walsh has been appointed to referee this Saturday’s Under 21 B hurling final between Kerry and Derry in Nowlan Park. Thomas will travel with his usual team of umpires for this game which will be televised live on TG4.

Super Sub McCarthy CLARE substitute Jason McCarthy was the toast of the Banner County as his late score secured a 1-30 to 1-30 draw against Galway in a pulsating SHC semifinal at Croke Park last Saturday evening. This game had it all, passion, pride, determination and commitment in abundance as both sides gave it their all throughout, but they will have to do it all again this Sunday in Thurles at 2.00 p.m. Clare started the game as underdogs and they looked every bit of it in the opening minutes as Galway settled quickly with a Joe Canning point in the first minute after Donal Tuohy had pucked the ball straight to him. A Cathal Mannion point stretched their lead, but then Galway went eight points clear when Cooney dashed in to flick a loose ball to the back of the net. Canning added a point and it was 1-07 to 0-01 after 16 minutes. Clare dropped Colm Galvin into defence as a sweeper and this seemed to work for them as first David Reidy pointed from play and then Shane O'Donnell fired over a great effort to begin the Banner's resurgence. Clare battled away and Kelly, Conlon and Duggan secured the draw and sent the game into extra time. Canning got the opening two scores of extra time, a free and an exceptional line ball, while at the other end Clare hit four wides before Ian Galvin finally opened their account for extra time. A foul on David Burke saw Canning make it 1-26 to 0-27 at the break, but it was still all to play for. Shanagher's goal almost lifted the roof in Croker, Mannion responded for Galway before Duggan and O'Donnell who returned to the field in extra time both pointed. Galway looked to have sealed it as Jason Flynn hit two points, one from a free and another from play before Johnny Coen had a well taken point, but it was left to McCarthy to send over the last score of the game. The Tribesmen will be counting the cost of the draw as Canning and Gearoid McInerney both went off injured, but for the rest of us, next weekend can't come around quick enough.

Cork's 'fickle' supporters in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final loss to Limerick. 'The Rock' revealed how he was confronted by disgruntled fans after the final whistle. "Unfortunately, that's the way Cork supporters are and I've said it before, they're very fickle," he said. "I was walking out of the stadium after, there were two Cork lads there and they were having a right go. I actually had murder with them and I looked the two of them in the eye and told them they were an absolute disgrace. There's no place for it, but that's the world we live in. You can't get away from it." The former full back, who served as a selector in 2016 and '17, was also critical of some of the decisions made by Cork manager John Meyler. "There was a period in the second half when Cork were up by four to six points and they were comfortable, then within a nine-minute window the management made three substitutions," he added. "They brought on Mark Ellis, Robbie O'Flynn and Tim O'Mahony. It upset the balance and rhythm of the Cork team. Did any of the three of them offer anything to the game after? It was three changes too quickly. It just killed the momentum. "That period hurt Cork and they never recovered from it."

Out of breath JOHN Mullane could hardly contain his excitement in the RTE commentary box as Limerick and Cork served up another hurling epic at Croke Park last Sunday afternoon. The former Waterford star was in flying form as he and commentator Pauric Lodge brilliantly described the last few frenetic moments of normal-time. "I can't keep up with this, I need to catch my breath," Mullane enthused as the Croker cracker went to extra-time before Limerick eventually prevailed by four points to reach their first All-Ireland final in 11 years.

Summer’s Favourites KEN McGrath got a few strange looks from his fellow Sunday Game panellists last Sunday night when he claimed that the All-Ireland hurling championship and Love Island have dominated the Summer. Obviously a fan of the seemingly never-ending dating show on TV3, the former Waterford star said: "At the moment hurling is gone through the

Pictured at the Brickey Rangers GAA Club Picnic in the Park.

10 year old group with Coach Christopher Power at the Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Clashmore's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

roof. That and Love Island are the things of the Summer!" Ken had been discussing the weekend's two epic All-Ireland SHC semi-finals with presenter Des Cahill and Jackie Tyrrell and Donal O'Grady.

Charity saga ends THE Liam Miller tribute match saga has finally come to an end with confirmation that it will now take place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. A specially-convened Central Council meeting in Croke Park rubber-stamped Monday’s decision of the GAA's Management Committee to allow the game to go-ahead at the 45,000capacity stadium on September 25th along with a hurling match that will help raise funds for seriously injured GAA players. The GAA had come under fire after initially refusing to host the benefit match as it would have been in breach of Rule 5.1. However, the addition of the hurling game means that the games will be reclassified as a community event which does not break GAA rules. This decision paves the way for the Liam Miller tribute match - which will see a Manchester United XI taking on an Ireland/Celtic XI to be moved from the 7,500-capacity Turner's Cross to the much bigger Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Managers on wanted List THE pressures of inter-county management look to be really telling as there are no fewer than eleven inter-county managerial positions available and the season is not over yet. As it stands now, nine counties are looking for new managers with Waterford and Westmeath seeking managers in both codes, yet we are only at the end of July. With the Super 8's only drawing to a close on the August Bank Holiday weekend and the All-Ireland SHC campaign at the semi-final stage, it is unusual to see so many positions available at this time of the year. The break down is eight football managers are being sought and three hurling managers, but that could increase as the months go on. The counties seeking managers in football are Cavan, Down, Louth, Longford, Leitrim, Offaly, Westmeath and Waterford, while the latter two and Laois need to appoint senior hurling managers.

The majority of these managers stepped down from their respective positions with many citing the commitment levels needed to be an inter-county manager as the reason for departing.

2018 Poc Fada THE All-Ireland Poc Fada finals in hurling and camogie will be held on the Cooley Mountains on Saturday, August 4th. The competition was first held in 1960 and following a short hiatus from 1970-1980, it returned in 1981 and has been everpresent on the National calendar since. The unique GAA contest promises to be a great day of sport. Defending senior hurling champion Tadhg Haran (Gaillimh) puts his crown on the line against a high calibre field that includes All-Star winning goalkeepers Brendan Cummins (Tipperary) and Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny). Cillian Kiely (Uíbh Fhailí) makes the step up to the senior competition having previously won the u16 competition on two occasions. His younger brother, Cathal matched that feat by winning last year's u-16 competition for the second consecutive year. Susan Earner (Gaillimh) also returns to defend the Senior titles she captured 12 months ago. Waterford’s only representative on the day will be Brianna O’Regan in the ladies senor category. M. Donnelly GAA All-Ireland Final Proceedings will get underway at 11.00 a.m. on Annaverna Mountain, Ravensdale, Co. Louth on Saturday, August 4th.

On the telly RTÉ has confirmed that it will show uninterrupted coverage of the All-Ireland hurling semi-final and both the final two Super 8s matches this Sunday. All three games will be broadcast on the national broadcaster, with Galway v Clare live on RTÉ 2, Donegal v Tyrone on RTÉ 1 and Dublin v Roscommon on RTÉ News Now. Coverage of the European Championships will follow on RTÉ 2 after the hurling semi-final analysis and reaction. Altogether, there are four GAA games being televised live on Sunday with TG4 showing the All-Ireland U20FC final clash of Kildare and Mayo. Sunday, 5th August All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay: Galway v Clare, Semple Stadium, 2 p.m. - RTE2/Sky All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 3:

Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, 3.30 p.m. RTE1. Dublin v Roscommon, Croke Park, 3.30 p.m. - RTE News Now All-Ireland U20FC final: Kildare v Mayo, Croke Park, 1.15 pm - TG4Many Clare and Galway hurling fans are unhappy at the GAA's decision to distribute tickets for next Sunday's eagerly-awaited All-Ireland semi-final replay in Thurles through shops and online only. ONLINE TICKETS With tickets unavailable from county boards or clubs, supporters were queuing outside Centra and SuperValu stores last Monday to buy them. Both county boards only found out then that the tickets would be sold online and in shops, something which Clare chairman Joe Cooney has described as a 'joke'. "We found out this morning at about 10.30 in an email from Croke Park." "It is a joke, there are a lot of genuine supporters out there, especially elderly people who can't go online to order their tickets. I believe there are big queues, I was talking to a man who had to wait two hours online before his turn came around."

Intermediate Hurling League Final BRICKEY Rangers and Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg will contest this year's Western Intermediate hurling league final in the Fraher Field this Sunday, August 5th at 12 noon. This is an ideal fixture for both clubs ahead of the knockout stages of the championship two weeks later.

Scór Na Seachtaine THOMAS ‘Tucker’ Curran’s utterly remarkable goal for Sean Phobail in their Junior football championship game against Kilgobinet in Bushy Park last Friday evening.

Fraher Field Classics THIS week’s Fraher Field Classics Facebook page courtesy of the Editor of the Dungarvan Observer and from the pen of John A. Murphy features the Western Junior hurling championship game between Stradbally and Lismore on the paper dated Saturday, July 6th, 1968, Stradbally 1-13; Lismore 1-3.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Enjoying the Ballyduff Upper Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Ballyduff's GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne] 8 to 9 year old group with Coaches Sean Whelan-Barrett and Ed Hynes at the Ballyduff Upper Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Ballyduff's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Ballyduff Upper Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Ballyduff's GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Kelloggs GAA Cul Camp in Clashmore's GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne]

9 to 10 year old group with Coach Taylor Murray at the Ballyduff Upper Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Ballyduff's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford [Sean Byrne] Coaching and Games.

6 to 7 year old group with Waterford Senior Hurlers Noel Connors and Stephen Bennett at the An Ghaeltacht Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in An Rinn’s GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Enjoying the Cappoquin/Affane Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp 2018 in Cappoquin's GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne]

11 year old group with Coach Seamus Cronin at the Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Clashmore's [Sean Byrne] GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Kilgobinet JUNIOR FOOTBALL Kilgobinet were well beaten by An Sean Phobal at Bushy Park in the Lawlors Hotel West Junior A Football Championship Semi-Final last Friday evening. An Sean Phobal 3-18; Kilgobinet 1-08. Stephen Curran got Kilgobinet's goal. BEST WISHES Best wishes to Dede Fahey, Aoife Landers and the Waterford Camogie team who take on Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh this Saturday, 4 August at 5.30 pm. (Live on RTE) SPONSORED WALK There will be a sponsored walk from Kilgobinet Sports Centre, on Sunday, 5th August in aid of the renovation and expansion of Kilgobinet Graveyard. Walk starts at 1.30 pm, with two routes 3km and 5km, refreshments afterwards. Sponsorship cards to be returned on the day. Donations can also be made on the day, so please come out and support this worthy cause. SOCIAL MEDIA To keep up to date with news and events check out our Facebook page @kilgobinet.gaa

Kill BARBECUE Our annual club Barbecue is taking place next Saturday evening in Dunphys Bar, beginning at 8 p.m. With music by Paddy’s Pride. This is always a great night in the village, so looking forward to seeing you all there. LOTTO At last week’s lotto draw held in Dunphys Bar there was no winner of the €10,000 lotto jackpot. On the night we had one match 3 winner who was Warren Power. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 26 & 30. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to our club player Jim Halley and his fiancée Kathy on their recent engagement. INTERMEDIATE HURLING Fenor intermediate Hurlers put in their best performances of the season so far when they drew with De La Salle in Walsh Park last Saturday. The full time score was Fenor 0-14; De La Salle 0-14. This was a very good team performance with every player giving it his all. We have one more group game remaining against Ballyduff before we face into the knockout matches.

Shamrocks (kindly sponsored by Allen Engineering & Agri Sales Ltd.) JHC Shamrocks 1-11; Affane 1-8. Shamrocks qualified for the Western Junior Football final with a three point win over a gutsy Affane in Lismore last Saturday. Shamrocks started well and points from Shane Roche, Bernie Kelleher and Chris Murphy gave us a five point lead before Affane got their first point. Bernie continued to impress with two more points, and another from Chris left the score 8-4 at halftime. Again we started the second half well with a point from Bernie and an excellent goal from Alan Kelly after a great run from Stevie Lucey. Affane finally got going at this point and took the game to the Shamrocks. When Affane goaled near the end it left just a goal between the teams, but earlier points from subs Liam Motherway and Joe Leahy meant we had enough of a cushion to see out the win. This was a solid display from the team with Bernie Kelleher the top scorer, centre back Shane Roche who was very prominent, and veteran Alan Kelly who had a very solid outing. We now have a Western final to look forward to against An Sean Phobal who won the other semi-final. Panel: Tim Lenehan, Brian Harnedy, Tommy O’Donovan, Padraig Roche, Cathal Herlihy, Shane Roche (0-1), Adam Crawford, Stevie Lucey, Edward Lonergan, Kieran Crawford, Bernie Kelleher (0-6), Padraig Ahearne, Chris Murphy (0-2), Edward Hynes, Alan Kelly (1-0), Liam Motherway (01), Joe Leahy (0-1), Tom Roche, Eoin Murphy, Billy Hynes, Tom Goulding, Shane Harnedy, Eamonn Forbes, Liam Dalton, John A Kelly.

U-21 HURLING Cois Bhride U-21 hurlers play the first round this Friday night, 3rd August against Comeragh Gaels in Ballysaggart at 7 pm. This is a useful team, so come along and give them some support.

Sean Phobal AN SEAN PHOBAL PROGRESS TO WESTERN FINAL An Sean Phobal 3-19; Kilgobnet 1-8. An Sean Phobal defeated Kilgobinet in wet conditions in Bushy Park yesterday evening. Despite being favourites it was always going to be a battle. Conor Reilly opened the Shocks scoring in the first few minutes and it was doubled by a Diarmuid Curran free. Old Parish started much the stronger and led by 6 points to 1 after 15 minutes. Kilgobinet were reduced to 14 men early into the first half. Declan Ryan raised the game’s first green flag of the day with a goal near half time. Leading 1-9 - 0-4 at halftime. Despite the scrappy game in tricky conditions the Shocks significantly outscored the Kilgobinet men in the second half. Points from James Salmon, Conor Reilly and Diarmuid Curran again steadied the ship. Kilgobinet were awarded a second half penalty which Aidan Power excellently kept out only for the rebound to go in. However, there was no way back for them as John Conway and Tucker Curran raised further green flags. Late points from T. Foley and James Salmon insured the victory. We now progress to the Western Final against either Shamrocks or Affane with the date yet to be announced. Shocks Abú. Team: A. Power, S. Conway, R. Terry, J. Flavin, A. Walsh, L. Reilly, C. Mahony, A. Fitzgerald (0-1), D. Ryan (1-0), C. Reilly (0-4), J. Salmon (0-4), J. Conway (1-1), D. Curran (0-6/5fs), G. Guiry (0-1), B. French (0-1). Subs: T. Curran (1-0), T. Foley (0-1), C. Nugent, S. Wade, B. Barry, S. Hogan, P. Conway, D. Roche.

LOTTO RESULTS Lotto results for 29th July. Numbers were 4, 10, 21 and 25. No Jackpot winner. €15 winners were: Caroline Moore Dee, Louise and Emily, Michael Terry, Ursula Power, Patsy and Ann. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,800.

Congratulations to Cappoquin Camogie under 12 team who defeated Tramore on Saturday evening, by a scoreline of 6-4 to 0-1. This now secures them a place for the under 12 C county final on 5th September.

Cappoquin Camogie RESULTS Congratulations to our under 12 team who defeated Tramore on Saturday evening, by a scoreline of 6-4 to 0-1. This now secures them a place for the under 12 C County Final on 5th September. Well done to all the girls and mentors. FIXTURES The U-16s will play Lismore on Tuesday, 7th August in Cappoquin, time tbc. WATERFORD SENIOR CAMOGIE Waterford will play Tipperary in Pairc Uí Chaoimh on August 4th throw-in at 5.30 pm in the All Ireland Senior Championship quarter-finals. We are all very proud in

Cappoquin of the local representatives on the squad Aisling, Jenny and Lorraine. The very best of luck to them, the team and their mentors. TRAINING *U-8/U-10 training is Thursday from 6-7 pm *U-12/14 training is Tuesday at 6-7 pm *U-16 training is Tues 6-7 pm and Saturday from 11 am-12 pm *Minor Training Wed and Fri at 7.30pm *U-18 and Senior training is Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 pm and Sunday at 10 am. New members always welcome.

Kilrossanty CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €8,000 held in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien, on Sunday night 29/07/18. Numbers were 7, 12, 15, 16. €30 won by the following people: Ciara Houlihan, Crough; Thomas Roche, Glendalligan. Seller’s prize of €30: Pat Walsh, Ballygoula. Next Clotto to be held in Micilin's Bar, Kilrossanty, on Sunday night 5/8/18 for a jackpot of €8,100. On duty on the night Liam Brazil and Pierce Whyte. SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAY-OFF On Sunday evening last, 29th July we played the Brickeys in Fraher Field, Dungarvan winning on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-8. Conor Hayes opened the scoring with a point from play in the 2nd minute. Barry Prendergast pointed from play on seven minutes. Donal Fitzgerald was on target from a free on 9 minutes. Joey Veale kicks over a point in the 11th minute. A good attacking move resulted in a Donal Fitzgerald goal in the 12th minute. Another attacking move in less than a minute resulted in another goal from Pa Cunningham in the 13th minute. Donal Fitzgerald pointed from play in the 16th minute. A great pass from James Whyte putting through Joey Veale for a goal on 22 minutes. Another point from Joey Veale on 23 minutes. A Pa Whyte point in the 27 minute. Half-time score Kilrossanty 3-8; Brickeys 0-5. Paul Whyte saving a certain goal on 35 minutes. Pa Cunningham pointed from play in the 39 minute. Another point from Barry Prendergast in the 40th minute. A goal from James Whyte who was the quickest following an error from the Brickey’s goalkeeper on 42 minute. Joey Veale pointed from play on 48 minutes. Alan Quinn pointed from play on 51 minutes. Josh Kay pointed from play on 54 minutes. A Michael Walsh point from play in the 55 minutes, a goal bound shot from Michael Walsh was saved with the resultant ‘45 was just wide from Josh Kay. Full-time score: Kilrossanty 4-14; Brickey 1-8. Team: Paul Whyte (goal), Mark Prendergast, Paul Keating, Eoin Houlihan, James Whyte, Pa Whyte, Barry Prendergast, Tommy Prendergast, Martin Dunne, Pa Cunningham, Stephen Prendergast, Conor Hayes, Josh Kay, Donal Fitzgerald, Joey Veale. Scorers: Donal Fitzgerald 1-3 (one free), Pa Cunningham 1-1, Joey Veale 1-3, James Whyte 1 Goal, Barry Prendergast 2 Points, Conor Hayes 0-1, Alan Quinn 0-1, Josh Kay 0-1, Michael Walsh 0-1, Pa Whyte 0-1. Substitutes: Niall Walsh for Martin Dunne (injured); Michael Walsh for Tommy Prendergast (Injured); Jack Whyte for Barry Prendergast; Alan Quinn for Pa Cunningham; Sean Veale for Pa Whyte; Eoin Power for Joey Veale.

We now qualified for the quarter-finals, our opponents are not yet knownbecause the quarter-final draw isn't made yet. The quarter-final are fixed for September 9th. MINOR HURLING 3A Our minor hurlers will take on Dungarvan this Wednesday evening, 1st August at 7:30 pm in Pairc Naomh Brid,

Leamybrien, please come along and show your support. WATERFORD SENIOR CAMOGIE The best luck to Clare Whyte and her Waterford Camogie team-mates as they take on Tipperary in the quarter-finals this coming Saturday in Pairc Ui Caoimh on Saturday, August 4th at 5:30 pm. It will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2. DÉISE DRAW We had no winners in the Deise Draw for July which took place in Kilmacthomas last Wednesday evening, 25th July. The next draw will take place Wednesday, 29th August in Ballysaggart. Any outstanding monies can be given to Máiread or Jason. This has been a great fundraiser for the club with 70% coming back to the club. Thank you to all for your continued support MONSTER BINGO Thank you to all who supported our monster Bingo for the continued development for our Juvenile teams in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien on Friday evening last, 27th July. Our next Monster bingo takes place on Friday evening, 31st August in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien. KILROSSANTY GAA CLUB JUVENILE NOTES Under 6 to Under 10 Football and Hurling: Training for this age group takes place in the new field each Monday evening at 7 pm. New members always welcome. An Under 10 football league starts in August. More details when they become available. Under 12 Football Town and Country Leagues: Kilrossanty will commence their campaign in this competition on this Thursday night, August 2nd. when they welcome neighbours Stradbally to Leamybrien with a throw in at 6.45 p.m. Best of luck and hopefully a winning start for these young footballers. Under 14 Hurling: Next on the list for the Under 14's is an away trip to St. Saviours. The game was originally fixed for Monday night of this week at 7 pm. but did not take place. This game has, as at time of going to print been put back to Saturday, August 11th and probably to an afternoon start. Players and mentors will be notified of the re-fixture in due course. Under 16 Hurling: Kilrossanty 5-14; St. Mollerans 1-13. This was the result from Monday evening of last week as the Under 16 hurlers continued on their winning ways and are now joint top of the table and it would seem guaranteed a place in the knockout stages. Not for the first time it was Aidan Behan who was scorer inchief. Panel for the game: Aidan Behan. Alan Dunwoody, Kaylum Hogan, Darragh Walsh, Josh Browne, Cormac Curran, Rian Hayes, Frankie de Paor, Michael Casey, Rian Hogan, Padraig Fitzgerald, Seamus Fitzgerald, Kieran Morrissey, Seamus O'Sullivan, Darragh Veale, Ronan Power, Caoimhin Walsh, William Walsh, James Power.

A top of the table home game against Naomh Brid at 7.00 on Wednesday of next week in Leamybrien is the next outing for this team.

Naomh Brid MINOR FOOTBALL COUNTY FINAL Naomh Bríd/St. Pat’s played St. Oliver’s in the football County Final on Sunday last in Fraher Field, Dungarvan. It was an exciting game that saw both teams gaining the upperhand at different times during the game. Unfortunately, it was St. Oliver’s who ran out winners in the end on a scoreline of 03-07 to 01-07. Hard luck to the players, coaches and mentors who have put in such a huge effort throughout the year and well done to everyone on reaching the County Final which is a great achievement. U-13 UPCOMING FIXTURES Under 13 Hurling - Div 2 Mon 06/08/18 vs Cappoquin. Venue Cappoquin at 7 p.m. U-16 HURLING The U-16 hurlers took on Fourmilewater on Wednesday night last in Modeligo. The lads won the game on a scoreline of 4-18 to 3-13. The team will take on Kilrossanty on Wednesday, 8th August in Leamybrien. U-11 FOOTBALL Naomh Bríd played Ballinacourty on Friday night last in their first football game of the season. Unfortunately, the lads lost on the night but put in a super effort in very bad conditions. U-12 HURLING The U-12 hurlers played Araglin from Co. Cork in a hurling challenge match last Thursday evening in Touraneena. The conditions were miserable and the lads lost to a stronger team on the night but learned a lot from the game. It was great to see a lot of the older players supporting the boys on the night; it makes a big difference to the young lads who look up to their older counterparts. Well done to all involved! U-9 HURLING The U-9 hurlers played Lismore in Touraneena on Monday, 23rd July. It was a game where two evenly matched teams fought for every ball and our boys put their hooking, blocking and tackling skills fully to the test. Thanks to Lismore for the game and we look forward to playing them again before the end of the Summer holidays. Well done boys!



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

St. Pats Juveniles U-7 HURLING Wednesday evening saw a most competitive match between St. Pat's under 7s and the Brickeys. Well done to players from both sides on a great game and thanks to the mentors for giving of their time to organise the match. U-11S OVERCOME THE WEATHER & THE NIRE The U-11's travelled to Ballymacarbry last night to play The Nire in very wet conditions. It was a hard fought match with both sides scoring some good goals in the first half. Our boys played against the wind in the second half, showing great heart and character to finish the game on top. Well done lads a great result. BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE FOR ST. PAT'S U-15 GIRLS Writing the club notes is mostly great fun. We win more than we lose, we're a great club with great kids, committed mentors and we've a great community spirit. Tonight we ran into an Olivers team that put us to the sword and to be honest it's hard to write words of comfort without sounding glib or condescending. St. Olivers hit the ground running and quickly accelerated out of sight. They competed in packs and snuffed out any flickering spark of a St. Pat's recovery as quickly as it appeared. In almost every department we were lucky to be second best. We did try, it would be insulting to our players to say otherwise, but it was a disjointed effort. We ran, we tackled, we hustled for little reward. Olivers played well (in their goalie they had the player of the match), but there was a sense that we had not played to the high standard that we normally associate with this team, win, lose or draw. It was difficult to see the disappointment on the faces of our girls at the final whistle. We've seen enough of this team to know that they're better than this. They'll learn from this defeat and will improve as a team from the lesson. “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi DIVISION 2 MINOR COUNTY FINAL St. Pat's / Naomh Bríd 1-7; St. Olivers 3-7. Like boxers who come out swinging from the bell, this final exploded into life directly from the throw in. Usain Bolt would have struggled to keep up with the Olivers attack as they moved the ball up-field. A kicked cross-field pass saw the Olivers forward sneak in at the back post, his punched finish billowed the net. A sucker punch the elicited cheers of delight from the Olivers support. Their joy, however, was premature and short-lived. The linesman ruled that it was a square ball, earning St. Pat's a temporary reprieve. This set-back didn't seem to affect Olivers in the slightest, they had the better start and pressed forward determined to make the most of their advantage. Some loose shooting left

St. Pats off the hook once or twice but Olivers still clipped over two points before St. Pat's started to play. Mike Walsh swerved and dashed around three players before being hauled to the ground. The resulting free was missed in the gusting wind but from the kickout John Devine created and scored the first point of the game for St. Pat's. This seemed to spur on the St. Pat's players and our midfield started to enjoy a spell of dominance, Luke Power and John Devine taking it in turns to conduct the St. Pat's orchestra. A great St. Pat's break saw James Walsh being put through on goal, his cool and decisive finish from the edge of the large rectangle left the Olivers keeper with no chance. St. Pat's were several points to the good and seemed to be hitting their stride as the half wore on. Olivers were scuffing chances and misplacing passes. With 10 minutes to go to the half-time break it seemed that St. Pat's would surely turn around with some sort of lead. Olivers had other ideas. They were finding space when counterattacking us at pace and finally made it count. Their first goal was a powerfully finished counter attack that saw the ball hammering into the top left hand corner of the St. Pat's net. Their second goal was a mirror image of their void opening score with the unfortunate crucial difference that it counted. This time their forward timed his run perfectly, punching home the goal to give Olivers a lead that the subsequently never relinquished. Whomever said misfortunes come in threes knew what he was talking about. Olivers left corner forward found himself on the end of another attack. Scampering around a challenge he found himself near the end line with only the St. Pat's keeper to beat. Evan McKenna made a fine reflex save with his hand, the follow-up he blocked with his boot, but running out of luck (and perhaps body-parts to make the save with) he was powerless when the rebound was scuffed home in the melee that followed. St. Pat's turned around with a scarcely deserved four point deficit. It was all to play for if St. Pat's could lift their game. The second half didn't see the same level of scoring as the first. The Olivers backline did a good impression of Ebeneezer Scrooge, they were mean and jealous of affording any opportunity to St. Pat's to get back in the game. Olivers defended in depth and broke at speed but the quality of their finishing did not match their approach play. Some credit for this must go to the St. Pat's backs who persisted in harrying, blocking and intercepting their opposite numbers. They toiled and struggled to keep St. Pat's just within touching distance. Both sides were creating chances and more often half chances but the finishing was wayward. As the game entered the final phase play got stretched. St. Pat's pushed, looking for the all important goal that would give them three points and hope, but in doing so they left space at the back.

Stradbally LÁ NA gCLUBANNA/FAMILY FUNDAY To celebrate Lá na gClubanna Stradbally GAA and Stradbally LGFA are hosting a family fun day in Stradbally GAA Club on Sunday, 5th August at 2 pm. There will be lots of activities for the kids such as Face painting, Crossbar challenge, tug-of-war, plunge pool etc. The main event of the day will be the Local Celebrity Bainisteoir tournament when six local celebrities battle it out with their teams to win a very prestigious cup. The teams will be made up of club members and parents of all ages both ladies and men ranging from u-14 to over 50’s. Some club legends are going to have to dust off their old boots and see if they still have it. There will be a BBQ and music on the day and we hope to see a huge turnout from the community, everybody is welcome to come along and enjoy the day. FIELD DEVELOPMENT Our field development is gathering pace and all major works are now complete, we are waiting for the right weather conditions to lay the seed. Foundations for a retaining wall between both fields have been laid and work will commence in August on its construction which will incorporate a hurling wall too. Fencing is being laid around the perimeter this week. Once completed this will be the finest field in the county. Your support is needed now more than ever, please support our 50;50 draw and all other club fundraising initiatives. 400KM FUNDRAISING CYCLE We are appealing to all our supporters to support our cyclists who are participating in Stradbally GAA’s 6 county cycle in association with Mental Health Awareness which will take place on the weekend of September 14/15/16. The cycle is in aid of the Stradbally GAA Pitch Development fund and the cyclists are also raising awareness for Mental Health. A group of cyclists will leave Stradbally on Friday, 14th September and travel through Cork, Limerick, Kerry (Cross the Ferry in Tarbert) to Clare and then onto Tipperary before finishing up back in Stradbally on the Sunday. If anyone wishes to take part in this cycle they can contact Trevor Curran on 087 6547600. We are asking supporters and parents to consider getting involved by either cycling the three stages or taking part in the Final stage on the Sunday from Tipperary to Stradbally. All participants will be selling lines on a sponsorship card and we ask the community to support these people as the money raised will go towards our new field. We are also looking for businesses to come on board and sponsor the cyclists, each sponsor will have their logo printed onto a cycling jacket which will be seen on the roads of Waterford every time one of the cyclists wears it, if you know anyone interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Trevor Curran. JUVENILE NEWS Training for our under 5/6/7/8/9 &10’s boys and girls returns this Friday at 6 pm. U-11’s Football - We played in the latest round of the town

and country league last Friday at home to Ardmore. We lined out missing a quiet a number of our players who were missing due to various reasons, none the less the lads that showed up played their hearts out for the club and we lost by a late goal to a strong Ardmore side. U-16 Hurling - Our u-16 hurlers recorded a win over Clashmore in the championship played in Stradbally on Wednesday last. We held a narrow 1-12 to 2-06 lead at the break and eventually recorded a 3-18 to 2-08 victory. Team: Donnacha O’Brien, Alo Gough, John MacArthur, Donnacha Dunphy, Declan Keane, Darragh Farrell, Barry O'Brien, Micky Mullaney, Dylan Clancy, Kyle Preston, Daire Walsh, Pa Skehan, Stephen Fennell, Tommy Fennell, Conor Fennell, Michael O'Brien, Dara McGrath, Conor Organ.

Our next u-16 game is away to St Mary’s on Wednesday, August 8th. THIS WEEK’S UNDERAGE FIXTURES Under 9’s (Born 2009/2010) - Next fixture is away to Dungarvan on the 4th of August, exact details will be published on the teams Whatsapp group. Under 10’s (Born 2008/2009) - Next fixture will be on the 18th of August when we participate in a football tournament in Dungarvan GAA Club, details will be announced closer to the time. Under 11’s (Born 2007/2008) - Next fixture is away to St. Pats on 10/08/18 at 18.30 pm Under 12’s (Born 2006/2007) - Next fixture is home to Kilrossanty on the 03/08/18 at 18.30 pm U-14 Hurling - Next fixture is at home to Ferrybank on the 01/08/18 at 6.30 pm. U-16 Hurling Championship - Our next u-16 game is at away this Wednesday at 7 pm against St. Marys in Kill. Minor Hurling - Minors play away to St. Saviours at 7.30 pm on 1st August. ADULT NEWS Junior Football - Played the semi-final of the county championship in Fraher Field against The Nire last Friday night. We lost to a strong Nire team on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-08. Hard luck to both team and management who put in a huge effort all year, we blooded a lot of emerging talent this year and we hope that they will progress onto our senior team in the near future. Intermediate Hurling - We play the quarter-final of the Western Intermediate Hurling Championship against Clashmore on the 18/08/18, time and venue to be confirmed. Social Centre - We encourage all our members to consider booking the club for any family events they may be planning. Booking can be made through Breda Kiely on 087-6291930 for further information. There will be live music and dancing in the club next Sunday night with Pat Daly. 50:50 Winner - Well done to Virgil Power who won €190 in our latest 50/50 draw. The next draw takes place on Sunday, 12th August

St. Pat's under 11 Football team who overcame the weather and The Nire last week. An Olivers player sprinted free from midfield and bore down on the St. Pat's keeper. His blistering shot decapitated daisies as it screamed towards the bottom right corner of the net, but Evan McKenna was equal to it. Displaying a knowledge of angles that Pythagoras would envy, he sprinted off his goal line to close down the shooter, his out stretched boot deflecting the ball out for a ‘45. It was a fine save and if this was a novel or TV show it would have been the catalyst for a St. Pat's resurgence and triumph. Unfortunately sport doesn't always do happy endings. Our midfield and forwards laboured but with Olivers getting most of their players behind the ball goal chances didn't come. Time was running out when a final St. Pat's sortie saw the ball flash across the Olivers goal rather than nestling in the net. The game was literally and metaphorically up. St. Olivers were well deserved county champions. Congratulations to them on a fine display and commiserations to all of our players and mentors. You did St. Pat's and Naomh Bríd proud.

St. Pat's / Naomh Bríd: Evan McKenna, Cian O'Gorman, Kevin Curran, Cian Geary, Thomas Coffey, Reece Stringer, David Condon, Luke Power, John Devine, Tadhg O'Gorman, Bernard Wright, James Walsh, Tadhg Walsh, Mike Walsh, Niall Dalton, Jack Fraher, Shane Kirwan, Mikey Walsh, Joe Booth, Mickey-Joe Curran. Mentors: Michael Walsh, Eamonn Kirwan & James Condon.

CÚL CAMP 2018 Cúl Camp this year will take place next Monday, 6th August to Friday, 10th of August. Best of luck to all the players, coaches and organisers for what is sure to be a fantastic week. "SPLIT THE POT" Our next Split the Pot Draw takes place next Sunday, the 5th August at Queally's Bar, Bohadoon. This is the club’s main fundraiser which helps to top up registration fees, pay for footballs, sliotars, referee fees, subsidise bus hire, field maintenance and help towards any other bills which our club has fall due over the year. Tickets for the next monthly draw are available from Mentors, Parents, Committee, Healy's Daybreak, The Pike Service Station. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5.

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP KNOCK-OUT Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 0-20; Dungarvan 0-18. On Friday last, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Senior Football team overcame Dungarvan, after a hard fought battle in challenging conditions. We were playing catch up well into the second half. The introduction of Tadhg de Búrca changed the complexion of the game. His great fielding ability and distribution of the ball, along with 2 well taken scores, seemed to energize the players and lifted the performance of the team. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg finished strong, with Seán Fleming kicking 5 excellent points and great support play, especially from the younger players. Adam O'Sullivan, Brian Lynch and Dean Russell all contributed greatly to the game with Dean kicking the equalizing score, which led to extra time. It was great to see Declan Allen making a massive contribution, with his fantastic work rate. We claimed victory by a 2 point margin. An improvement is needed to go further in this competition. There's plenty of work to be done before the quarter final as we face a massive challenge. Hopefully, some players who were carrying injuries on the night, will have recovered and others who were unavailable, can participate in the future. Team: Fintan Breathnach, Eric O'Connor, Kieran Connery, Ronan Fitzgerald, Edmond O'Halloran, Aidan Trihy, Ciarán Bourke, Declan Allen, Seán Bourke, Jason Seward, Brian Lynch, Cillian O'Keeffe, Seán Fleming, Brian O'Halloran and Adam O'Sullivan. Subs used: T. de Búrca, D. Russell and B. Ramsey.

U-21 HURLING U-21 hurling V Brickey Rangers is provisionally fixed for this Thursday evening, August 2nd, in Aglish at 7.30. p.m. INTERMEDIATE HURLING As part of our preparation for the quarter final game V Stradbally on Sunday, August 19th, we play Brickey Rangers

on this Sunday, August 5th, in Fraher Field at 12 noon, in the Western Hurling League final. FUNDRAISING BBQ Just a quick reminder to support our Juvenile BBQ which will be held in The Rising Sun on Sunday next, August 5th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at €5 or pay as you enter. CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG JUVENILE CLUB SUMMER BARBECUE THIS SUNDAY! The juvenile G.A.A. Club are holding a fundraising BBQ next Sunday, August 5th in The Rising Sun, Clashmore from 5-8 pm. Great food, craic and with music by Dave Langford it is sure to be a fantastic evening with all the money going to help run our juvenile club. The tickets are great value at €5 per adult with children going FREE! So please spread the word and let's try to get a huge crowd in attendance! Honours Even in U-14 Hurling Championship: We played our round four Under 14 Hurling Championship V Ardmore on Sunday morning last in Clashmore. In a very competitive and even game the sides were level on numerous occasions throughout the game and it was fitting that as John Condon blew the final whistle the sides finished level. Final score Clashmore Kinsalebeg 1-7; Ardmore 2-4. Team: Kyle Moloney, Liam Devine, Darragh O'Neill, Adam Aherne, Ben Lombard, Charlie Foley, Jack Curran, Colm O'Sullivan (Captain), Ronan Douris, Shane Coughlan, Peter Buckner, Oisin Ryan, Cian Ryan, Jack Cliffe, Finn O'Brien

Workshop Number 2 With Pat Moore: We are hosting the second of our 'Coaching the Coaches' Workshop with Pat Moore next Wednesday night August 8th on the GAA Pitch at 7.00 p.m. This is a continuation of the hurling and football workshop from a few weeks ago and all our club coaches are invited to attend. All those interested in attending are asked to text Barry Dunne on 087-6953648 to confirm their place.

Lismore U-21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP We play Dungarvan in the first knock-out match of the championship on this Friday, 3rd August. This match takes place in the Fraher Field with a throw-in time of 8:30 pm. LOTTO DRAW There was no winner of the jackpot on Monday last. The drawn numbers were:- 1, 22, 24 & 28.

€20 consolation winners were:- Pat & Susan Cronin, John Whelan, Ml. Coughlan and John Edward and Sarah Fenton. Next week’s jackpot is €3,950. MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP On Wednesday, 1st August our minors take on Roanmore in their next group match in Lismore at 7 pm.

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Ballyduff Upper U-21 HURLING Our U-21 hurlers will face off against Ardmore on Friday, August 3rd at 7.30 in Clashmore. SENIOR HURLING Our Senior Hurlers take on Tallow in the play off stages on the 11th August at 6:30 p.m. in Lismore. The winners will advance to the quarter finals where as it’s relegation semi-final place on offer to the losers. CLUB LOTTO Club lotto tickets are available in St.

Michael’s Hall from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets are also on sale before Sunday Mass and available in Bridget Scanlon’s Hair Salon, The Log Cabin and An Síbín. CLUB SHOP Our online club shop with O’Neills Sport is now up and running. There is a great variety of club leisurewear in both adult and children’s sizes available. The club shop can be reached by logging on to and searching for Ballyduff Upper.

An Coilligean/Na h-Emmetigh CLUB LOTTO There was no winner of the “Black & Amber” club lotto held in Shalloe’s Bar on Monday, 23rd July. The numbers drawn were 2, 13, 20 and 29. The €20 lucky ticket winners were as follows: John Flynn, Margaret Grace, Colin Brennan and Millie Kate Ryan. The seller’s prize went to Johnny Wall. Last

Monday (30th of July) night’s jackpot was worth €6, 350. Black and Amber lotto tickets will be on sale outside The Pike Service Station on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm. If anyone would like to help out selling tickets on Saturday mornings please contact Kevin on 087 2814712. As always your support is greatly appreciated.

St. Mary’s Juveniles U-16 HURLING Our U-16 hurlers continued their good form when they accounted for Ferrybank last Monday evening, 23rd July, at the city venue in Round 3 of the championship. A good first half performance set us up for the win as goals from Mike Halley and Cian Browne saw us lead 2-10 to 0-8 at the interval, however it would have been much closer only for some

smart saves from Marty Morrissey in the goal. The second half was much like the first with the opposition keeping tabs on us. Cian got his second goal, while substitute Jack Hennessy grabbed a fourth near the end, while Ferrybank raised three green flags themselves but it wasn’t enough as we made it three wins from three. Final score St. Mary’s 4-15; Ferrybank 3-8.

10 to 11 year old group with Waterford Senior Hurlers Noel Connors and Stephen Bennett at the An Ghaeltacht Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in An Rinn’s GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crottys Bar where the jackpot is €4,000 as on Sunday night Sophie Cosgrave was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 12 which when turned wasn’t the joker but she did win €50. Jim Egan and Patricia Power won €25 each. CLUB ON THE MOVE WEEK 2: All participants including some new welcome faces thoroughly enjoyed week 2 of our Healthy club initiative in association with Waterford Sports Partnership. The rain didn't stop the group on Friday night either, with Pat Keane mastering his stretches. Well done everybody! SENIOR HURLING On Friday night last we played Roanmore in Kill in the semi-final of the

County League. Weather conditions were far from ideal for hurling and on the night it was our opponents who emerged victorious who emerged as deserved winners. Team: S. ENRIGHT, B. LOOBY, S. O'HARE, J. ELSTED, J. O'MAHONEY, D. COLLINS, D. McGRATH, M. POWER, S. WHELAN BARRETT, S. DALY, T. MURRAY, J. HURNEY, N. MONTGOMERY, P. HURNEY, M. FERNCOMBE. Subs: J. BERESFORD, E. KIELY, M. TWOMEY, S. AHERNE. BOOKING OF PITCHES We would like to remind all our coaches to please ensure that they book the pitches with Michael Donovan before training. CLUB BINGO Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €550.

11 year old plus group with Coach Lorraine Bray at the Cappoquin/Affane Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Cappoquin's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games. [Sean Byrne]

Tourin TRAINING We are training Tuesday and Thursday this week at 7.15. We are playing the Geraldines on the 19th August, so a big effort is needed by everyone in the coming weeks. Please see club texts for practise games etc. FIELD DAY We will be holding our annual field day on the 12th August. Anyone is available to give a hand on the day please contact Daragh Wilkinson. We will have more on this in next week’s notes.

CAMPHIRE INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS The club would like to thank everyone for the huge effort at Camphire International Horse Trials over the weekend. This was a massive success once again this year and great credit has to be given to the event organisers who had the cross country event looking fantastic. CLUB TEXT If anyone wants to be added to the club text please contact Cathal Wilkinson 086 8904507.

Old Parish CAMPA SAMHRADH AN TSEAN PHOBAIL 13 Lúnasa go dtí 17 Lúnasa ó 10-2 I Phairc CLG an tSean Phobail. Gach eólas o Olivia Úi Fhaoláin 087-6234219. Má ta suim ag éinne teacht don cabhair linn chuir glaoch ar Olivia le do thoil.

Old Parish Summer Camp runs from the 13th to the 17th August, 10 am to 2 pm at the GLG Old Parish grounds. Information about the camp can be obtained from Olivia Whelan on 0876234219. Volunteers to help at the camp are welcome, please contact Olivia.

10 year old group with Coach Christopher Power at the Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Clashmore's GAA Grounds organised by [Sean Byrne] Waterford Coaching and Games.



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Brickey Rangers CLUB LOTTO Last week’s draw which was held in the Tudor House where we had no lucky punter and the numbers drawn were: 5, 9, 15, 20. €25 to each of following: Yvonne Houlihan, Breda Cleary, Brigid Coffey and Paddy Barron. This week’s draw will be held in the Local Bar and carries a jackpot of €3,500. To be in with a chance of winning, tickets are available from McGrath’s or Shalloe’s Newsagents or any member of the committee. Tickets are €2 each. SENIOR FOOTBALL Our Senior footballers took on Kilrossanty last Sunday evening in Fraher Field in the Senior Championship knock-out stages. With some first half goals from Kilrossanty it left a huge mountain to climb for our lads with the score 3-8 to 0-5 at the short whistle in favour of Kilrossanty. Our lads battled hard in the second half but just couldn't do enough and ended out losing on a scoreline of Kilrossanty 4-14 to 1-8 Brickeys. JUNIOR FOOTBALL Our County Semi-Final against Gaultier that was due to be played last Friday evening was postponed due to a bereavement. The game is now due to be played on a later date. MINOR HUIRLING After losing out in a hard battle with St. Olivers last Wednesday night our Minor hurlers are out again this week as they take on Cois Bhride tonight (Wednesday) in Tallow; throwin is at 7:30 p.m.

U-21 Brickeys U-21 v Clashmore/Kinsalebeg this Thursday at 7:15 pm in Aglish pitch. INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE FINAL Brickeys v Clashmore/Kinsalebeg on Sunday, 5th August at 12 noon in Fraher Field. JUVENILE NOTES U-16 Hurling: Players will be kept informed of training by WhatsApp. Next match V Ballygunner on Wednesday, 8th August. U-14 Hurling: We will have played Cappoquin on Monday evening in Bushy. Report and photos on our Facebook page. U-13 Hurling: Players will be notified of training times on WhatsApp. Next match V Ring on Monday 6th August. U-12 & U-11 Football: Training every Tuesday at 6:30. Next U-12 match V The Nire on Friday 3rd August in Bushy. U-10 Training: takes place every Saturday at 10:30 am. U-8 Training: Saturday mornings at 10:15 am. BRICKEY CAMP: All entries are now closed. We will inform those on the waiting list late in the week if places have become available. Seán Ronyane: Best of luck to Minor player Seán Ronayne who will represent Ireland in the Irish Youth Fly Fishing competition in England in the coming week. Enjoy the experience Seán!

Kieran Power turned in an outstanding display in our senior football game last weekend.

Dungarvan SENIOR FOOTBALL Our senior footballers put in a mighty effort to qualify for the quarter finals of the Waterford senior football championship at the Fraher Field last Friday evening but we were just edged out in the second half of extra time by Clashmore/Kinsalebeg. We led at half-time by 0-8 to 0-6 and after forty minutes by 0-10 to 0-6 before our opponents came back into the game. We led by 0-13 to 0-12 in the 60th minute but Clashmore/Kinsalebeg brought the game to extra time with an equalising score. The teams were level again at the end of the first half of extra time on a score of 0-17 each but we were outscored by 0-3 to 0-1 in the final ten minute period. Congratulations to Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg on their win and a very well done to all our own players and management for a superb effort on the night. We will now enter a four team relegation play-off to retain our senior status, something on this display we are capable of doing. Scorers: Gavin Crotty 0-11 (9f), Kieran Power 0-3, Kenny Moore, Joe Allen, Darren Duggan and Michael Kearney 0-1 each. Team : Mark Boland; Kealan Barry, John Curran, Jamie Nagle; Kealan Daly, Aaron Donnolly, Jack Lacey; Kieran Power, Joe Allen; Michael Kearney, Gavin Crotty, Mike Kiely; Kenny Moore, Darren Duggan, Luke O’Callaghan. Subs: Shane Hannon for Mike Kiely (42), Joe Duggan for Kealan Barry(inj. 51), Michael Kearney for Joe Allen (inj. 77).

The Club would like to thank Paul Curran, Comeragh Landscaping, who sponsored our brand new set of flags for the club recently. Thanks to Paul for his very generous donation. Also included in picture Matthew McCarthy and Jerry Tobin.

Shamrocks Ladies JUNIOR LEAGUE Our Junior team played their final group game in the Junior League last Thursday evening in Knockanore against a more experienced Ballysaggart team who were also looking for a win to qualify for the knockout stages. Not long into the game conditions changed dramatically when torrential rain made conditions very slippery and difficult to control the ball. It was clear in the early stages that the Shamrocks girls were adapting to the conditions better and after both sides exchanged points we added further points from Catherine Hynes, Sarah Mulcahy and Rebecca McSweeney to take an early lead before Ballysaggart then responded with a brace of points to reduce the deficit. Rebecca McSweeney then added a goal which gave us a deserved lead at half-time, with the score Shamrocks 1-6; Ballysaggart 0-4. In the second half we added points from Catherine Hynes, Aobhla Motherway, and a brilliant individual effort from fullback Rachel Roche, who soloed from her own full back line before slotting the ball over the bar. In the closing minutes full forward Elana Grey added a second goal to leave the full time score Shamrocks 2-11; Ballysaggart 0-06. We now qualify for the knockout stages and await the draw once all games have been completed. U-13 CHAMPIONSHIP Our U-13s had mixed results in the U-13 Championship last week when on Wednesday evening we hosted St Annes before travelling to play Ballyduff last Friday evening. In our opening game versus St Annes we began the game slowly and fell behind to a goal after just three minutes but

quickly responded with points from Neesha Whelan, Ava Geary and Caoinhe Whelan to level the game. St. Annes then replied with a point before a goal just before half-time saw us ahead at the break. In the second half we added five unanswered points before St Annes hit back for a goal against the run of play. However, we finished strongly adding a goal also immediately from Caoimhe Whelan and in the end finished the game deserving winners. Last Friday evening we went down to Ballyduff in a very entertaining game which was in the balance until the closing minutes. After a very close opening half both sides missed a number of chances but Ballyduff were playing the better football and led at halftime by three points. On the resumption both sides traded scores before goals from Ballyduff turned the game and in the end Ballyduff ran out comfortable winners. This week we host Gaultier and travel to Bohadoon to play St Pats. U-15 CHAMPIONSHIP Our U-15s are fixed to play their next game in the U-15 Championship away to Ballysaggart next Saturday at 2.30 p.m. U-8 & U-10 BLITZES The next round of U-8 and U-10 Blitzes are fixed for Saturday, August 11th. We are scheduled to play in the blitz hosted by Comeragh Rangers in Rathgaormack. Both our U-8s and U-10s will play games against Comeragh Rangers, Ballyduff Lower, Stradbally and Abbeyside.

JIM POWER TOURNAMENT The second final day of the Jim Power under 14 interCounty football tournament was held in the club grounds last Saturday and we were treated to many fine displays by the future footballing stars. UNDER 16 HURLERS WIN Our under 16 hurlers showed great character to beat DLS in the County championship in our own field last Monday evening. During the first half, we trailed by 1-5 to 0-0 when we were way off the pace of the game. However, it was a different story in the second half when we performed the greatest come-

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back since Lazarus to pip our visitors at the post. Team: David Flynn; Sam Dalton, James O’Callaghan, Lorcan McGovern; Micheal Power, Mark McGarry, Mark Loftus; Oisin Morrissey, Tristan Loftus; Kyle Healy, Johnny Burke, Jack Mulligan; Owen O’Callaghan, Conor Coward, Jordan Shaw. Sub: Dylan Cliffe.

CUL CAMP The club grounds were a hive of activity last week with a full house of 140 participants for the annual Cul Camp. A great time was had by all the participants in one of the biggest camps to be held at the club. Thanks to our Cul Camp co- ordinator Niamh Harty for all her work for this year’s Camp. MINOR HURLING We travel to Leamybrien this Wednesday, August 1st to play Kilrossanty in the Minor hurling championship at 7.30 pm. UNDER 10 TOURNAMENT The club is staging a sixteen team under 10 football tournament on Saturday, August 18th. This should be a great day in the field and if any club members are free please get involved and help out. UNDER 14 HURLING We conceded our under 14 hurling championship game to Passage in our own field last Monday evening. UNDER 21 HURLING We will play St. Carthages in the Western under 21 A hurling championship in the Fraher Field on this Friday, August 3rd at 8.15 p.m. SENIOR HURLING Lismore are our opponents in a qualifying round of the County SHC at the Fraher Field on Sunday, August 10th at 7 p.m. LOTTO This week’s Lotto jackpot will be a huge €10,400. Lotto tickets available from Paddy Foley’s Bar, Hallahan’s Chemist, Conor Lannon’s, John Walsh Spar, Quealy’s Bar. Tickets for draw can also be purchased online. Many thanks to all our promotors and supporters of our weekly lotto.

Shamrocks Ladies U-8s who played a blitz in Modeligo recently.


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St. Olivers were lucky enough to have Austin Gleeson come visit the school recently and he spent some time with the kids showing them skills and giving some great advice on sport and on life. Many thanks to Austin for taking time out to do it.

Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's chemist. TALLOW GAA LOTTO SPONSORED BY KEARNEY'S RESTAURANT TALLOW Numbers drawn were: 15, 19, 22, 26. No winner. Consolation prizes: Colm Geary (2), Eamonn Forbes, David Sheehan. Promoter: Kenirys. Next draw: August 7th in Kenirys for a Jackpot of €3,800. FIXTURES Senior hurling - Tallow v Ballyduff Upper on Saturday, August 11th at 6.30 pm in Lismore U-21-A hurling - Cois Bhride v Gael na Chomeraigh on Friday, 3rd August in Ballysaggart at 7 pm Minor hurling - Cois Bhride v Rodaithe na Brice on Wednesday, August 1st in Tallow at 7.30 pm COMHBHRÓN CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend our sympathy to the Boylan family, Dungourney on the passing of Elizabeth Boylan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam. JUNIOR HURLING: WESTERN SEMI-FINAL Tallow 0-8; Fourmilewater 2-10. When these sides met in the preliminary rounds back at the beginning of April, Tallow emerged winners by four points. The tables were turned on this occasion however and a powerful second half performance by FMW secured a comfortable win and a place for them in the Western Final. The first half was a

Clonea Under 10 team who participated in under 8/under10 blitz hosted by Cappoquin Camogie Club last Saturday.

Modeligo COUNTY MINOR 'B' FOOTBALL FINAL St. Oliver's 3-7; St. Pat's 1-7. Commisserations to our Minor lads, losing out to a strong St. Oliver's side on Sunday last in an entertaining game, played on Sunday last in Fraher Field. FIXTURES FOR MODELIGO Listed below is the information we have received of official fixtures for our club: * Intermediate Hurling Quarter-final: Modeligo vrs. Cappoquin. Date: Friday, August 17th, 2018. Time: 8:30 pm. Venue: Fraher Field. Ref.: Timmy Organ Please Note that in the event of a draw, 2 x 10 minute periods of Extra-time will be played. * West U21 (A) Hurling Championship: Comeragh Gaels vrs. Cois Bhríde. Date: Friday, August 3rd, 2018. Time: 7 pm. Venue: Ballysaggart GAA Grounds. ON COUNTY CAMOGIE DUTY It's a big week for Waterford Camogie, with two massively important games down for decision.

First up are the Minor side, having already beaten Tipperary and Limerick, and they have qualified for the Munster A Final this Wednesday evening against Cork. This is the first time ever that Waterford have reached a Munster A Minor final, but they have to face the reigning All Ireland Minor Champions on home soil as the game goes ahead in Fermoy GAA Grounds on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Then on Saturday evening, it's the Seniors who line-out against Tipperary in the All-Ireland Quarter final in Pairc Uí Chaoimh, also a first time for Waterford to reach this stage of the competition. Good luck and best wishes to all involved, and to Mary Kate Curran, who is involved with both of these squads, and we wish her all the best for the games ahead for each side. U-16 CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP Modeligo's first game in the County U-16 Championship on planned for Tuesday last against Butlerstown was postponed, but they get their campaign underway on Tuesday next away to St. Annes.

Naomh Chartaigh (Lismore/Ballysaggart Juvenile GAA Notes) UNDER 9S Played game against Modeligo during the week. Lots of skills on display again. Keep it going lads. UNDER 11 The lads played AN Rinn in the Town and County Football aon Friday night and came away with a nice win. U-13 HURLING The championship re-match against Ballygunner took place

last week. We were down by five points at half-time, but the comeback we were hoping for didn’t happen. It seemed for whatever reason every bounce of the ball seemed to favor the opposition. U-16 HURLING The lads were in action against Mount Sion on Friday night in terrible conditions with spells of very heavy rain the game did not resemble a summers evening match in any way. The lads fought hard but failed to get the win.

tame affair with little between the teams. Fourmilewater led by five points to four at the break and there’s not much more you could say about it. Tallow’s points came from a lively Ben Aherne, James Murray, Rob O’Sullivan and Kevin Henley. Rob O’Sullivan levelled the game as the second half got underway but Fourmile dominated play from there on. Two goals in quick succession left Tallow struggling to keep pace with a reinvigorated Fourmile side. We had further points from Eoin Condon and a brace from the youthful William Murphy but the damage was done. We badly needed a goal to get back in contention but it never looked like happening despite the best efforts of James Murray, Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley, Eoin McGrath, Jack Tobin and my man of the match Stephen Pratt. Overall, it was a decent campaign from our lads with three wins out of four in the qualifiers and the selectors would have been happy with the turnout for each game. Our thanks to the management team: Terence McSweeney, Colin Cunningham, Stuart Barry and the panel of players for their efforts. Our best wishes to JP who was withdrawn due to injury. He has been a great servant to the club and plenty more to come. Panel: JP Grey, Stephen Pratt, Jack Tobin, Eric Hickey, Noel Condon, James Murray, Tom McGrath, Kieran Fraser, Kevin Henley, Robert O’Sullivan, Eoin Condon (capt), Eoin McGrath, Martin Murphy, Ben Aherne, Joey Power, Sean Slattery, David Beecher, Sean Curley, Alan Buckley, Billy Buckley, Billy Henley, Conor McCarthy, William Murphy.

Affane Cappoquin WEST JFC SEMI-FINAL Affane 1-8; Shamrocks 1-11. Affane’s junior footballers took on the Shamrocks in the Western semi-final at the Castle Farm Grounds Lismore last Saturday evening. In what turned out to be a very competitive and entertaining where only one score separated the sides at the final, with the Shamrocks just about deserving winners (full report in Sport section). Affane Team: Jack Coffey, Shane Coughlan, Tim Looby, DamIan McCarthy, Colm Looby, Mike O’Brien Jack Mangan, Tommy McCarthy, Dave Cahillane, Aaron O’Sullivan, Paul Murray, Keith O’Sullivan, Brian Crotty, Richie Scanlan, KillIan O’Sullivan. Subs Used Paddy Shelley, Kevin Looby, Simon Power, Pat Morrissey, Frank Keniry.

CLUB LOTTO MONDAY, 23rd JULY Jackpot €9,900. Numbers drawn 14-18-21-24. No winner. The five €20 consolation prize winners were: Conor Murray, Kilbree; Ellen Fitzgerald, Melleray Rd; Anthony Rooney, Carrigeen; Cara McGrath, Main St. and Carmel Ann Dalton, Modeligo. DEISE DRAW Congratulations to Clubman Martin Power who won €200 consolation prize in this month’s Deise draw and a big thanks to all those who give valuable support to the club through buying a ticket. WATERFORD CAMOGIE This is a massive week for Waterford Camogie. First up Waterford minors play Cork in the Munster A final this evening Wednesday in Fermoy GAA at 7.30 p.m. and we wish them the best of luck. Our Seniors managed by our own Duck and

with Lorraine, Jenny and Ash in the squad play Tipperary in the Senior All Ireland quarter-final at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. These girls have put in a huge amount of time and effort all year, we wish them the best of luck. COUNTY MINOR HURLING C’SHIP FIXTURES Rd 3 Thurs., 9th August: Cappoquin V Fourmilewater at 7.30 pm The Sportsfield WEST IHC’SHIP-QRT FINAL FIXTURE Friday, 17th August 2018: Ceapach Choinn v Modeligo at 8.30 pm in The Fraher Field. Ref Timmy Organ. THREE TO ANSWER 1, What club does Limerick goalkeeper Nickie Quaid play for? 2, Who was Kerry 's senior football manager before Paidi O’Shea in 1995? 3, What county do Moy Tir na nÓg play in? LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1, Fintan Cregg, Roscommon against Tyrone got the first ever score in the Super 8's 2, 1997 was the last time Offaly were Leinster senior football champions 3, Mayo's Aidan O’Shea plays for Breaffy. COUNTY U-16 HURLING FIXTURES Wed., 8th Aug: Cappoquin V Ferrybank at 7 pm in The Sportsfield WEST U-21 HURLING C’SHIP FIXTURE Mon., 6th Aug Cappoquin v Kilrossanty at 7 pm in Leamybrien.

Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s JUNIOR A HURLING FIXTURE St. Mary’s vs Colligan in the Junior A hurling championship, Friday, 10th August at 7 pm in the Fraher Field. 13th ANNUAL DAN FRAHER POC FADA Sliabh gCua / St. Mary's GAA Club welcomes you to come along to our 13th annual Dan Fraher Poc Fada this Bank Holiday Monday, 6th August, 2018. Teams of 3, adults €20 each, juvenile €10 each. Each player to bring a sliotar. Registration starts at 5 pm followed by a BBQ and entertain-

ment afterwards. The new hurling and football jerseys will be launched after the long puck. There will be an event for the ‘One Club’ initiative, where the adult and juvenile players will play together as a team of two. Great evening is guaranteed. LOTTO RESULTS No winner of the €400 local lotto held on Sunday night, the winning numbers were 25, 26 and 29. €20 winners were Breda Cullinane, Terrie Burke, Eddie O’Grady, Breda Cullinane and Carla & Kay Ware. Marian Cliffe won the promoter’s prize.



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24th Annual Intersport Elvery’s/Asics Summer Series 2018

West Waterford AC Greenway Run

26th Annual Marine Climb on this Thursday, August 2nd

WELL done to all 45 runners who took part in our annual Greenway Run last Saturday morning. Some completed a full marathon distance from Dungarvan to WIT, some ran 24km from McGrath’s Cross to WIT and others opted for the slightly shorter distance from the Coach House. Last year we ran the section from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan, so this year we opted to run towards Waterford to allow runners to experience the city side of the Greenway. Weather conditions were ideal for running and we were all ready for coffee and scones when we arrived at WIT. A big thank you to Jim on lead bike and Sue on support duty the entire length of the Greenway for the marathon runners. Another brick in the training wall for the Greenway half marathon.

Piltown 10k RACE 4 in the Carrick-on-Suir AC summer series took place on Sunday evening with the Piltown 10k, a field of 68 competed on the night with Thomas Hayes KCH taking the overall victory in a time of 31.05. The ladies winner was Adele Walsh, St. Senans AC in 37.45. West Waterford AC was well represented and our first runner past the line was Marc Flavin in a 10k personal best time of 36.10 to finish 6th overall. There was a fine run also by Shane Power in 11th place in a time of 37.51. Sean Stilwell continued on the road to full fitness when he ran a time of 38.02 and Jimmy Connors and Ray Hahesy ran 39.18 and 39 .22 respectfully. Joe Kelly ran 43.05 while Johnny Burkin ran a time 43.07, Tony O'Mahony was next in 44.40 and Pat Dunford completed the course in 46.19. Onra Power clocked 49.34 and Bernie Prendergast followed her in 50.22, Deirdre Clancy was next with 67.00. Well done to all.

Una Cotter ran her very first mile event at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

tee at the Marine for all their work and help with the event for all those years and our wish is that we will continue with this association with the Marine for many more years to come. Please note race entries will be taken from 6.15 pm. Race entry is only €7 pre-registration and it will cost you €10 on race night. ONLINE ENTRY LINK FOR MARINE CLIMB Names of the people who have

all nine races done so far in the INTER SPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES: Sinead Ni Fhaolain Debra Doherty Evelyn Beresford Mairead Flynn Sharon Nugent Martin Tobin Donal O'Donoghue Kevin Casey James Whelan Conor Murray Tom Hogan Liam Clince

MARINE CLIMB PREVIOUS WINNERS 1993 Pat Heffernan Thurles Crokes 32.17. 1994 Kieran Maher Ring/Old Parish AC 33.01 1995 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 30.20 (CR) 1996 Bill Lacey St. Senans, Kilmacow 33.05 1997 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 31.55 1998 Peter Duggan St. Joseph's AC Kilkenny 33.36 1999 James Sullivan Waterford A.C. 31.55 2000 William Harty K.C.K 31.50 2001 William Harty K.C.K 32.07 2002 Peter Duggan St. Joseph's AC Kilkenny 34.03 2003 William Harty K.C.K. 33.45 2004 Peter Duggan, St. Josephs AC. 33.43 2005 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 33.04

Irish Life Health Masters Championships THE National Masters Track and Field championships are taking place on Saturday, 18th August in Tullamore. Closing date for entries is 10th of August. Please submit your entry details as soon as possible to Gregory Fitzgerald 087 6445789 or Jim Fleming 087 2891151.

RACE number 10 in the 12 race 24th Annual Intersport Elverys /Asics summer series 2018 will take place on Thursday, August 2nd next at 7.30 pm with the 26th Annual Marine Climb 6 mile road race. A large turn-out is expected for this race as its always a great test as to how our current form is. Our thanks to sponsor of 26 years Christy and Helen O’Neill of the Marine Bar. The club are grateful to Christy and Helen and all the race commit-

2006 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.28 2007 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.40 2008 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC. 32.24 2009 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 31.59 2010 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 33.24 2011 Philip Harty West Waterford AC 34.40 2012 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 33.31 2013 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 32.48 2014 Philip Harty West Waterford AC 34.47 2015 Niall Sheil St. Killians AC 33.56 2016 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 35.38 2017 Kevin O'Leary East Cork AC 34.38 2018 -

Lisa Fleming pictured at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

West Waterford Athletic Club Juveniles Finisk Valley AC

Munster B Track & Field Championships

Finisk Valley AC athletes who competed at the Munster B Track & Field championships in CIT recently. FOUR Finisk Valley athletes competed in the Munster B Track and Field Championships in CIT on Saturday, 21st July. It was another scorching hot day making it tough for the athletes. First up was Cayden Scanlon in the U-10 Turbo Javelin competition. Cayden excelled on the day and came home with a well-deserved

silver medal. This was Cayden’s first Munster medal, and no doubt many more to come in the next few years. Saorlaith Mernin competed in the U-10 60m and 500m, she ran superb in both races and just missed out in a medal. Well done Saorlaith. Ava Flavin and Suin Mernin

competed in the U-11 60m race. Both girls ran impressively in their heats and qualified easily into the final. Ava finished 1st in the final with an impressive time of 9.22 and Suin finished 4th narrowly missing out in a medal. Suin ran a personal best time of 9.67.

International Selection for Patrick Fitzgerald PATRICK Fitzgerald has been selected to compete on the Irish Team for the Celtic International which will be held in Grangemouth Stadium in Scotland on Saturday, August 4th. This will be Patrick’s second international competition as last year he competed on the Irish Schools team at the SIAB International in Santry. The team will head off on Thursday morning and head to Larne where they will cross by ferry to Scotland and then make the long road journey to Grangemouth. They will recover on Friday and be ready for competition on Saturday. Patrick will compete in the Pole Vault under 18 an event he won at the Irish championships with a personal best vault of 4mts. Patrick has

been improving all season. Back in May competing for St Augustines he finished behind his schoolmates Sam O’Neil and Diarmuid Harty at the East Munster Schools Championships and did not progress any further. When it came time for the club championships he put in a much stronger performance winning first the county championships and then the Munster’s with 3m70. In conditions ideal for pole vaulting he cleared 4mts for the first time to win the All Ireland title under 18 and was thus selected for the Celtic International. Patrick will be hoping for good conditions in Grangemouth on Saturday and another clearance over 4mts. All in West Waterford Patrick Fitzgerald who will compete on the Irish AC wish him the best of luck. Team at the Celtic Games next weekend.


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Race walker Rob Heffernan calls it a day Lisa Mulhall pictured as she crosses the line at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

Stephen Hogan competed well at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

Quick check on the timing clock from Chris Kelly at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

Liam Fitzgerald gives his all at the club’s Greenway one mile challenge round 3.

Good times posted on final round of times posted on final round of Greenway 1 mile challenge OUR third and final “1 Mile Challenge” of the year took place last Tuesday night (24/7/18) and 40 runners took up the challenge on what was a lovely if slightly breezy evening for running. It is a different task to take on 1 mile than the usual road races over longer distances as, while it is much shorter, the intensity is much higher. It really is a perfect test of speed and endurance. Over the summer, we are held 3 “1 Mile Challenges” and it will allowed those taking part a reference to see how their training going. The runners assembled at the Greenway car park in Ballinroad and following a warm-up headed to the start on the Clonea Road. The runners are then set off in groups at intervals so that runners with similar targets head off together. The fastest runner on the night was Dzintars Klava in a speedy 4.50. Next was Marc Flavin in an impressive 5.06. Marc was followed by Alan Carr in 5.11. James Whelan was next in 5.20 followed

closely by Johnny O'Connor in 5.26 with Cathal Gleeson clocking 5.30. Fastest lady on the night was Kate Veale in 5.32 followed by Sandra Flynn in 5.53 with Megan Carr next in 6.03. Excellent runs were recorded by many runners including Joe O'Rourke and Liam Fitzgerald (both 6.11), Declan O'Callaghan (6.29), Christopher Kelly (7.02), Denise Nugent (7.13), Catriona Kiely (7.32), Michael Coakley (7.53), Nicola Cunniffe (7.58) and Lisa Mulhall (8.07). As this was the last night, prizes were awarded to the fastest man and woman over the three nights: Men’s winner was Dzintars Klava (4.50) - ran same time as Alan Hogan but Dzintars was the winner as he had the quickest second time. Ladies winner was Kate Veale who ran 5.32 in week 3. Also many thanks to our crew on the night, Irene, Claire. James, Ray, Shirley Tom and Jim and also to the ladies who provided some lovely goodies for everyone taking part.

ROB Heffernan has called time on champion's career to take up new ambassador role with BOI. After a highly decorated career, which spanned three decades, Robert Heffernan (Togher A.C) has announced his retirement from race walking. The Cork man competed in five Olympics, making him one of Ireland's most decorated athletes, the culmination of which was winning the World 50km Race Walk title in Moscow in 2013. Heffernan, who will be at the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships on Sunday, will take up a new position with Bank of Ireland as Retail Banking Ambassador in the Munster Region. Robert has had a glittering athletics career spanning three decades, winning bronze over 20km at the European Championships in Barcelona in 2010 and Olympic bronze over 50km in London in 2012. His wife Marian also competed in the London Olympics in 2012, making them one of the rare husband and wife team to represent Ireland at the Olympics. He was honoured by our club some years ago when he visited us with Polish race walking world and Olympic champion Robert Korzeniowski, both took part in the winter league on the night, we wish Rob well in his new role and thank him for so many happy athletic memories.

Sympathy WEST Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Brian McNally, Pinewood Lawn, Abbeyside who passed to his eternal reward last week, may he rest in peace.

Pictured is the Irish Life Health medal presentation for the National Senior ladies 5k walk held in Santry Stadium last Saturday l-r: Hamish Adams, CEO Athletics Ireland; Maeve Curley, Craughwell AC bronze; Kate Veale, West Waterford AC gold; Sarah Glennon, Mullingar Harriers AC silver and Georgina Drumm, President Athletics Ireland.

Gold for Kate Veale, silver for Yuri Kanash and bronze for Lisa Houlihan at Irish Life Health Senior Track and Field Championships WEST Waterford athletes were in action last weekend at the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships which were held at Morton Stadium, Santry over two days and they were to bring home the full set of medals on offer winning gold, silver and bronze. In the very first event on Saturday, Kate Veale got the club’s weekend of competition off to the best possible start when she retained her national senior crown in the 5k walk. Kate walked 22.19 in wet and breezy conditions her fastest time since 2011, this adds the outdoor senior title to her indoor crown won earlier in the year. Sarah Glennon, Mullingar Harriers AC took silver in 25.16 and Maeve Curley, Craugwell AC the

bronze in a time of 26.11. In the ladies Pole Vault Lisa Houlihan made a very welcome and successful one at that to the sport after a prolonged lay-off. Lisa recorded a new personal best vault on the day when she cleared 3.20 and was beaten on a count back for silver so had to be pleased with her bronze medal, great to see Lisa back in the frame her last PB of 3.10 was set in 2011 and it was 4 years since she last competed in the national seniors. Unfortunately, Thomas Houlihan had to cry off last weekend through a late injury which we wish him a speedy recovery from. However, the club was well represented in the men's competition as two other athletes were in action, Patrick

Fitzgerald at his very first senior national event and Yuri Kanash was the other. Patrick is making great progress in the sport and the senior competition will have been a great learning curve for him as he cleared 3.60 for his first vault but yet failed to vault 3.80 to progress, but remember the name is this young man will certainly be back on this national stage in the near future. Yuri Kanash vaulted superbly well which was to see him capture silver when he cleared 4.30 on his first attempt. Yuri was another who had an indifferent season last year through injury but he is now back to his best. Well done to all four athletes who represented their club with distinction over the weekend.

5th place for Ted O’Leary in Tralee 40 mile ultra GREAT run last Saturday by club member Ted O'Leary at the Born to Run Ultra 40 mile event which was on in Tralee. Ted finished a brilliant 5th in a time of 5.26.37. The race was run over a 4 mile lap circuit (10 times) and interestingly Ted's number was also number 40, so well done

Running Quote I DON'T worry about what I've run. I worry about what I'm going to run. To be successful, you've got to keep moving.

Pictured at the medal presentation of the senior ladies pole vault at the Irish Life Health track and field championships held at Morten Stadium, Santry l-r: Anna Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo AC silver; Ciara Hickey, Blarney/Inniscarra AC gold; Lisa Houlihan, West Waterford AC bronze.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

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: DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB 25 YEAR OPEN TEAM OF 4 CLASSIC Monday, July 30 - Sunday, August 5 This week our special Classic marking 25 years in Knocknagranagh takes place. It is our main fundraiser this year for our club and is very kindly sponsored by two of our club members- Ger D'Arcy and Billy Queally. There are prizes to the value of €5,000. These include - Best Overall, Ladies, Gents, Mixed. We will also have a best daily prize. There is still time to put your team together. €100 per team of 4. Re-entry €15 per person Each player must hold a GUI / ILGU handicap. Play any day - Monday to Sunday. Two scores to count on every hole. Visitors are very welcome. BOOK ONLINE - www.dungarvangolfclub. com. Call office 058-43310. KNOCKNAGRANAGH 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS TICKETS FOR BBQ AND JAZZ We will mark the occasion of the move to Knocknagranagh on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th August with a Scramble and BBQ. Music will be provided by Indigo Jazz band. BBQ and Jazz begins from 7 pm until late. Tickets will be available in the clubhouse throughout this week in the bar and office for the BBQ costing adults €15 juniors €5 and includes a free glass of wine for adults. Please do get your tickets before Saturday so that we have numbers for catering. This promises to be a great night to mark the development of our wonderful course and recognize the hard work of all those who have made this possible over the years. Make sure you get your ticket as numbers are limited, so when they are gone they’re gone! 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SCRAMBLE SHOTGUN STARTS PROMPTLY AT 5 pm It is essential to sign in for the golf on the system by 2 pm on Monday at the latest so that a draw can take place. Members may bring guests but must phone the club and notify us of the handicap. Entries for golf of €5 Adults will be taken on the day. Any Juniors who are not taking part in the Captains prize (or fit enough for both) are also welcome to enter. Please be at the Clubhouse in

good time to be directed to your tee. PRESIDENT’S SCRAMBLE This scramble to recognize the start of the Presidents weekend will take place on Wednesday 8th August with a Shotgun Start promptly at 6pm. Sign in on the system by 3pm on Wednesday. Entries €10 adults €5 Juniors, which includes prizes and a plated meal afterwards in the bar, will be collected from 4.30pm. Turn up for a fun social game and show your support to our President John Moran. FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES A large group turned up on Friday to play in this social event. We were particularly delighted to see so many Get into Golf ladies and men with some of them featuring in the prizes. First: Frances Moynihan and Michael Gildea; Second: Maria Kiersey and Flora Wall; Third: Nollaig McCarthy and Ann Moloney; Fourth: Ellen Power and Sam Mc Connell. Unfortunately, there will be no Fun Friday Foursomes until Friday, August 10th due to Club Classic and President’s Prize. We look forward to having you all back then for some fun golf. PAST AND PRESENT LADY CAPTAINS AND PRESIDENT’S COMPETITION This competition has been running in the club since 1995 when Betty O’Brien was Captain. She introduced it to the Club and the competition has been growing in strength ever since. This weekend we had eighty two ladies participate. They were all very generous in their appreciation of Dungarvan Golf Club facilities, mentioning particularly the course, the catering and the hospitality. Winners: Ruth Mulholland (Mount Juliet) and Kathleen Hession (Callan) Second: Anne Fitzgerald and Ann O'Brien (Cahir Park) Third: June James and Colette Power (Dungarvan) Fourth: Sheila Denn and Patricia McCarthy (Lismore) Best Front Nine: Ann Stack and Ann Fitzgerald (Dungarvan) Best Back Nine: Bridget Ahearne and Creina O'Sullivan (Dungarvan) Many thanks to everyone who supported this event - a celebration of Captains and Presidents.

GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB You can contact us by phoning 058-44055 Our email address is: GENERAL President’s Prize is only weeks away and this year there will be a change in the build-up to this event, more below. Gold Coast are now looking for a golf administrator, see ads in local papers. The new polo shirts are proving very popular and selling very well. Plenty of matches being played at present and hopefully all the match-play tournaments will conclude in time. Ger Bagge on fire as he collects 8 birdies in his round on Sunday morning. Ger had 46 pts playing off 4 handicap to win the competition. Sunday, 9th September will be ‘Blue Day’ in the Gold Coast when all members playing in competition will be asked to wear blue on the day. This is to remind us of all the people who played golf with

us and who have now departed to their eternal reward. It will coincide with the September Monthly Medal, which will be played off Blue Tees. PRESIDENT’S PRIZE The President’s Prize, kindly presented by Mick Cronin, will take place on the last weekend in August, 24th, 25th and 26th. The timesheet is now open for booking into this event. Mick is proving to be a very popular President and despite some health problems during the year he has still put in a great effort and represented the Club so well when called on. All the members will be hoping that Mick has a great weekend, it is what the man deserves. PRESIDENT’S SCRAMBLE Presidents Mick Cronin and Mary

Dungarvan Golf Club Ladies Competition kindly sponsored by Orbsen Consulting. Front Row L-R: Anna Harhen, Sponsor; Frances Moynihan, winner; John Harhen, Orbsen Consulting Sponsor; Colette Power, Lady Captain. Back Row L-R: Breda McCarthy, Gross; Colette O’Mahony, Best 36 Hole; Maria Ryan, Back 9; Michelle Mernin, 2nd; Brenda Cummins, 3rd; Maria Kiersey, Vice Lady Captain. [Pat Crowley]

GENT’S RESULTS Mon. 23rd Open Seniors: 1 Mc Cliffe (17) 44, 2 R Ahehurst (26) 42, 3 C O’Keeffe (24) 41, 4 A Kearney (East Cork) 31 40, 5 G Fitzgibbon (Youghal) 25 40. CSS 38. Thurs. 26th SPAR Open: 1 D Lennon (16) 43, 2 S Sullivan (13) 41pts, Gross J Reynolds Scr 36, 3 J Power (29) 40, 4 E Keane (19) 40. Sat. 28th Peter Cusack Trophy Classic Gents: 1 G Byrne (18) 38, 2 F Slevin (11) 38, Gross J Reynolds Scr 35, 3 S Slater (10) 35, 4 V Hayes (15) 38, 5 M Walsh (6) 38. Sun. 29th 18 H V-Par: 1 M Walsh (12) 5up, 2 Neil J Power (8) 4up, Gross J O’Riordan (1), 3 B Kiely (20) 3 up, 4 A O’Donnell (4) 3 up. LADIES RESULTS Ladies 2 Person Rumble Country Store: 1 J Fox (23) G Hickey (31) Newlands 68 pts. 2 B McCarthy (6) C Power (30) 66 pts. 3 L Troy (17) & M Ryan (30) Gold Coast 65 pts, 4 M Veale (31) & B Kirwan (34) 64 pts. Fri. 27th, Sat. 28th Sam McCauley Chemists: 1 R Kiely (22) 44 pts, 2 M Ryan (26) Woodbrook 42 pts, 3 O Mee (20) 41 pts. CSS 72. Past & Present Captains & Presidents: 1 Ruth Mulholland Mt Juliet (9) & K Hession Callan (18) 49pts, 2 A Fitzgerald (21) & A O’Brien (23) Cahir Park 49 pts, 3 J James (21) & C Power (30) 48 pts, 4 S Denn (24) T McCarthy (16) Lismore 48 pts, Front 9 A Fitzgerald, Ann Stack 25 pts, Back 9 B Aherne & C O’Sullivan 26 pts.

FIXTURES Wed 1 Aug 2018 = DUNGARVAN GOLF CLASSIC Thu 2 Aug 2018 = Thursday SPAR Open Gents 18H Singles S/F - DUNGARVAN GOLF CLASSIC Fri 3 Aug 2018 = DUNGARVAN GOLF CLASSIC Sat 4 Aug 2018 = DUNGARVAN GOLF CLASSIC Sun 5 Aug 2018 = DUNGARVAN GOLF CLASSIC Mon 6 Aug 2018 = Open Gents/Open Ladies Singles S/F, Anniversary Scramble 5pm LOTTO Our Lotto draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday, 29th July. The numbers drawn were 10, 15, 17 and 28. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,700 next week! There was six winners of our Match 3s - June Hayes, Donal Verling, Paul Faherty, Don McMahon, Cathy O’Mahony- Whelan and Fidelma Horsem. Congratulation to each of them. They win €25 each. The outing in the club is now a major source of sales for our €2 and €5 tickets and for this we are very grateful. The “One a Week” initiative is also working well with a good number of members selling one €5 ticket to a family member or friend each week. The draws are held each Sunday at about 5 pm – come along and have a coffee and chat.

JUNIOR NEWS This week we had a great turnout for our two tournaments namely the All Rounder Trophy and the John Casey Shield. Scoring was great in both as Rian Hayes and Maisie Breen proved to be

popular winners. Diarmuid Mackle and Fionnan Drohan took the 9 hole honours while Roisin Mackle and Hannah Power won the ladies. Well done to all who played and particularly to our sponsors Pearse Moloney and Jane Casey, we offer our sincerest gratitude. Our next event is the Captain’s prize to juniors which takes place on Monday, 6th August. Our junior coaching continues next Saturday at 3pm under the watchful eye of club professional David Hayes. Thanks to Brendan and Majella for their invaluable assistance last week. Finally congrats to Jake O’Riordan and Daniel Raher on their exploits with the Munster Under 18 team. Playing at Slieve Russell Munster just missed out on the title but our lads performed well for the team. Any enquiries relating to our junior activities can be directed to David Hayes PGA. David can be contacted at 058-44707, email at or call to the club.

O’Callaghan will host a pre-president’s prize scramble on Saturday, 18th August starting at 1 p.m. It will be a 13 hole mixed scramble and a timesheet will operate. Anyone interested in playing should enter their names on the sheet provided in the kiosk before Friday 17th. The draw for partners will be posted on the timesheet on Friday at 4 p.m. Following the scramble there will be spare ribs and colcannon for all players in the Gold Coast. CLUB MATCH-PLAY COMPETITIONS Gold Coast Cup: Dave O’Connor v Brian O’Connor Conan Watt v John White Seanie Lenihan v winners Andy Travers v John Queally. Tom White is through to the semi-finals. Club Mixed Foursomes: J J Quinn & Esther McGuckian v Darren Power & Patricia Doyle Freddy McGuckian & Mairead Ryan v Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy Tim O'Driscoll & Helena Fitzgerald v Tom White & Angela O’Connor Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely v winners Jimmy O'Dwyer & Ger Hallinan v Nicholas Power & Bernie Morrissey Michael White Foursomes: Tommy Long & Andy Travers v Austin Kiely & Darren Power. Match to be completed by 7th August. Scratch Cup Match-Play: John Kiely v Alan Harty

Larry Whelan v Darren Williams Michael Lenihan v Conan Watt Derek Power v Seanie Lenihan Eamonn O’Donnell v David O’Connor John White v Barry Power Colin McArthur v Declan Kiely, Winners v Micheal White Completion dates is 17th August. Willie Barron Fourball: Darren Williams & Willie Flavin v Seanie Lenihan & Tomas Wall Austin Kiely & Tom Reynolds v Larry Whelan & Andy Travers Tommy Long & Brendan O’Connor v Brian O’Connor & John Queally Declan Kiely & Darren O’Droma v John White & Tom White All matches to be completed by 22nd August. FIXTURES Friday, 3rd August: Open Singles. Saturday, 4th August: Club Competition. Sunday, 5th August: Club Competition. Tuesday, 7th August: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+ RESULTS Tuesday, 24th July: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 39 pts, Ladies 37 pts. 1st: Richard Lambert (19) 44 pts. 2nd: John D Walsh (23) 41 pts. 3rd: Finbarr O’Sullivan (21) 41 pts Bandon. 1st Lady: Anne Cronin (31) 44 pts Waterford; 2nd Lady: Eleanor Carroll (19) 41 pts Slievenamon. Friday, 27th July: Open Singles CSS

37 pts. 1st: Tony Lonergan (22) 40 pts Gross: Ger Bagge (4) 34 pts. Saturday, 28th July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts. 1st: John Enright (11) 42 pts. 2nd: John Walsh (12) 37 pts. Gross: Michael Lenihan (2) 32 pts. Sunday, 29th July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts. 1st: Ger Bagge (4) 46 Pts. 2nd: Barry Power (6) 44 pts. Gross: Michael Lenihan (2) 40 pts. LADIES NOTES Open Days: Monday, 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats, 3 Person Champagne Scramble. President’s Scramble: Presidents Mick Cronin and Mary O’Callaghan will host a pre-president’s prize scramble on Saturday, 18th August starting at 1 p.m. It will be a 13 hole mixed scramble and a timesheet will operate. Anyone interested in playing should enter their names on the sheet provided in the kiosk before Friday 17th. The draw for partners will be posted on the timesheet on Friday at 4 p.m. Following the scramble there will be spare ribs and colcannon for all players in the Gold Coast. Annual Outing: Mount Juliet is the venue for our Ladies Outing this year and it has been fixed for Sunday, 23rd Sept. If you are interested in travelling, then please place your name on the sheet provided in the kiosk. Fixtures: 10 hole ongoing. 18 hole ongoing. 18h 2 card comp sponsored by John

Foley Photography starts 6th Aug. 4-5 August- The Wine Buff 18h. 12 August Presidents prize to ladies. 18/19 August Johnny Lynch fruit and veg. 20 August Dawn Meats Open Day 2 card. Club Foursomes: The draw has taken place as follows: Marie Hayes & Martina Corkery v Joan O’Dea & Ger Hallinan, winners v Mairead Ryan & Mary Kiely. Bernie Morrissey & Angela O’Connor v Alice Collins & Ruth Hannigan, winners v Esther McGuckian & Eilo Fitzgerald. Sheila Norris Match-Play: Preliminary Round: Bernie Morrissey v Martina Corkery 1st Round Matches: Winners of Preliminary round v Mary Kiely Eilo Fitzgerald v Angela O’Connor Anne McGrath v Mairead Ryan Mary O’Callaghan v Ruth Hannigan. Results: Helvick Seafood (GOY) 21/22 July: 1 Rosie Murphy (14) 63 nett; 2 DD Hannigan (30) 68 nett; 3 Serena O’Dwyer (33) 69 nett. Golf lessons with Ian finish on Monday, 30th July. Get into golf: The scrambles continue at (6.50 for) 7 pm, for those ladies who have taken up the exceptional membership offer. Lady members who participate in the roster please continue to turn up as rostered.

YOUNGONES Outing to Waterford Castle 18th July. Winners M Morrissey (17) F Millerick (27) B Cummins (33) 61, 2 C Power (26) K McNamara (27) F Horsom (36) 59, 3 M Fahey (22) C Power (31) F Wall (36) 57. 4 M Ryan (23) M Mulcahy (32) C O’Mahony (36) 54 pts. 36 ladies played on a beautiful day for golf in sunny Water Rock. The outing was enjoyed by all. SIXTY.COM We had a good turnout for our weekly outing on Wednesday 25th July. The weather was beautiful and the course was in excellent condition. The winner was Jack Elstead (20) with 20pts and 2nd was Sean English (17) with 17pts. Well done to Jack and Sean who are great supporters of the We have our first outing of 2018 planned for 15th August in Cahir Park Golf Course. Further details next week. Next week’s competition is on 2nd August with tee-off at 2 pm so please be available for the draw for partners at 1:45 pm. New members are always welcome – it is about chat, coffee and banter as much as golf.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

WEST WATERFORD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343. GENT’S OPEN WEEK RESULTS Monday, 23rd July Ladies and Gents 9 Hole sponsored by Dawn Meats Gents Winner: Justin Spratt (20) 21 pts b6. Ladies Winner: Rena Landers (24) 21 pts b2. Tuesday, 24th July 3 Person Champagne Scramble sponsored by Terra Nua: 1st. Pat O’Connell, John O’Connell, Tom O’Connell 106 pts; 2nd Joan Ronayne, Rena Landers, Jack Ronayne 105 pts; 3rd Tom Melody, J.B. Ryan, Michael Kelleher 99 pts; 4th Tom Higgins, Denis Looby, Mary Lou Carroll 98 pts back 9. Wednesday, 25th July 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Arachas Insurance: 1st. Niall Blackwell (14) 40 pts b9, 2nd. Shane Roche (10) 40 pts; Gross: Philip Spratt (1) 37 pts, 3rd. Thomas Smithers (14) 37 pts Rathfarnham; CSS: Home 37 pts, Away 34 pts. Thurs., 26th July 9 Hole Stableford sponsored by Murrays Care Plus Pharmacy: Winner Justin Spratt (20) 21 pts. Thurs., 26th July 9 Hole Stableford sponsored by Murrays Care Plus Pharmacy: Winner: Justin Spratt (20) 21 pts Friday, 27th July - 18 Hole Stroke Sponsored by Deise Golf World: 1st. Patrick Crotty (12) 71 Fota, 2nd. Morrie Ferncombe (6) 73. Gross; Colin Houlihan (10) 84 b9, 3rd. Jim Leahy (18) 74. Kinsale CSS: 74. Saturday, 28th July – 18 Hole Fourball sponsored by Mean Bean Coffee Co.: 1st. Joe Murphy (18) & Pat Power (21) 43 pts b9 Dungarvan, 2nd Luke Swayne (11) & Robbie Dalton (13), 43 pts, 3rd Brian Murphy (11) & Liam Leahy (16) 41 pts b9. Sunday, 29th July – 2 Person Scramble Sponsored by Grant Thornton: 1st. Brian Foley (80 & Colin Houilihan (10) 602⁄5, 2nd. David Mulvihill (14) Gold Coast & Mark O’Dwyer (14) Dungarvan 622⁄5, 3rd. Mark Reynolds (12) & Ger Kavanagh (14) Dungarvan 644⁄5. 4th Sean Connor (14) & Pat Flanagan (19) Tramore 652⁄5. 5th. Kevin Regan (12) & Tommy Reynolds (12) Dungarvan 661⁄5; Best Ladies: Ger Curran (36) & Jean Conway (20) 704⁄5. Tuesday Treats Results: Tuesday, 17th July: Cat A Michael O’Dwyer 19 pts, 2nd. Brendan Cullinan 14 pts. Cat B Richard Ronayne 19 pts b6, 2nd. Alan Twomey 19 pts. Cat 3. Tomas Curran 18 pts. Nearest to Pin: Frank North and Micheal Gee. Long Drive; Stephen Ronayne. Tuesday, 24th July: Cat A. Michael O’Dwyer 22 pts, 2nd. Brendan Cullinan 19 pts

Cat C. David Osbourne 15 pts. Friday 9 Hole Results: Friday, 27th July Winner: Richard Queally 24 pts. FIXTURES Wednesday, 1st August – Al Eile Open 18 Hole Stableford. August Bank Holiday Weekend COOLCORMACK RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION. Friday 3rd/Sat., 4th Aug - Open 3 Person Waltz. Ladies/Gents/ or Mixed. Sunday, 5th August - Open 18 Hole Singles from 8 am. to 11.30 a.m. Sunday, 5th August - Open 9 Hole PAR 3 Competition Ladies/Gents / or Mixed from 12 noon. Monday, 6th August – Open 18 Hole Singles. OPEN WEEK 2018 A very successful Open Week drew to a close on Sunday with the 2 Person scramble proving extremely popular with the ladies and gents alike. We had a steady stream of visitors and members throughout the week and the ongoing heat wave added to the enjoyment of a varied list of singles and team competitions. We received numerous positive comments on the condition of the newly refurbished bunkers and the excellent condition of the greens. Our thanks to our greenkeeper and our tireless volunteers who ensured that everything was up to the mark. To our loyal sponsors we say a very special thank you. Your banners were on display daily, at the entrance to West Waterford and also on the approach to the first tee. Finally, we say thank you to the many visitors who supported the various events and to our members who turned out in force. CLUB MATCHPLAY EVENTS There are still a few round 2 matches outstanding in the Quinlan Butchers sponsored Club Fourball. Those must be completed by Friday, 3rd August. The Pat Murphy sponsored Club Singles is moving along nicely with round 3 matches now underway. JUNIOR NOTES Results of Junior Open Monday 23rd July sponsored by Dawn Meats: 1st. Sean Dowling Waterford (21) 44 pts, 2nd. Mark Blackwell (34) 43 pts, 1st Gross. Shane Brady Waterford Castle (6) 34 pts gross, 3rd. Jack Mulligan (26) 41 pts b9, 4th. Edmond Fitzpatrick Waterford (13) 41 pts, 5th. Conor McBrinn Faithlegg (25) 39 pts, 6th. Patrick Quinn Faithlegg (25) 39 pts, Harry Belton Waterford Castle (10) 27 pts gross b9, Best High handicap Sam Dalton. August Golf Camp Tues., 14th-Fri., 17th August. Girls 11 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Boys 1.30-3.00 p.m. Cost €30.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT WEST WATERFORD With everyone out to get the most from the Summer sunshine, many golfers may find 18 holes of golf a bit much at the moment. You are reminded that we have a variety of Open 9 hole and 13 hole events each week during the summer months. Why not come along, play a few holes and relax under the umbrellas on the balcony with a snack and a cold drink. WEST WATERFORD LADIES Fixtures: The July 9 Hole 2 best cards to count sponsored by Joan Sheehan. August 9 Hole 2 best cards to count sponsored by Joan Ronayne. Thursday, 2nd August – Mná Eile Open Qualifier – still two more chances with August & September left to qualify for the Mná Eile Final in September. Friday 3rd – Monday, 6th August – SILVER ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND – Open Event – sponsored by Coolcormack Residents’ Association – Sunday, August 5th – Open 9 Hole Par 3 Competition. President’s Prize to the Ladies: Monday 6th August (Bank Holiday) - The President, Mr. Pat Murphy’s Prize to the Ladies– hope your name is on sheet in locker room to allow for draw to take place on Thursday 2nd. Thursday 9th/Sunday, 12th August – 18 Hole S/f – sponsored by David Walsh Office Supplies Ladies Results of Open Week: Saturday, 21st July – Fourball with a Difference sponsored by McGuirks Golf: 2nd – Kieran (21) & Una Mulligan (30) – 44 pts. Sunday, 22nd July – 9 Hole to the Ladies: Winner – Louise Moloney (37) 26 pts (Dungargvan Golf Club). Monday, 23rd July 3 Ladies & Gents 9 Hole Sponsored by Dawn Meats Ladies Winner – Rena Landers (24) 21 pts (back 2). Tuesday, 24th July – 3 Person Champagne Scramble sponsored by Terra Nua: 2nd – Joan Ronayne, Rena Landers & Jack Ronayne – 105 pts; 4th – Tom Higgins, Denis Looby & Mary Lou Carroll – 98 pts (back 9). Thursday, 26th – July Ladies Day – kindly sponsored by Murray’s CarePlus Pharmacy. 1st – Linda Buckley, Reena McDonnell & Louise Moloney (65 pts). 2nd – Marie Hayes, Julie Lawlor & Siobhán McCarthy (61pts) back 9. 3rd – Esther McGuckian, Phil Kelly & Mary Fahy (61 pts). Sunday, 29th July – 2 Person Scramble sponsored by Grant Thornton. Best Ladies – Jean Conway (20) & Ger Curran (36) – 704⁄5. Dalton’s Jeweller’s Matchplay: The first round of match play has nearly been completed with the next round to be completed by the end of August. Get into Golf: The Get into Golf initiative is proving very successful. At this stage of the Get into Golf Programme, we need mentors to take the participants to the next stage, please give your name to Jean O'Donovan, in this regard. Golf Outing: Monies owed on the bus trip to New Ross.

West Waterford Golf Club Open Week. Prizewinners in the McGuirks Golf sponsored competition. Standing from left: Willie Lyons, Club Captain; John Byrne, Eddie Glavin, Una Mulligan and Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain. [Sean Byrne]

West Waterford Golf Club Open Week. Prizewinners in the David Hayes Golf sponsored competition. Seated from left: Brian and Tadgh Nolan and Colin Holohan. Standing Willie Lyons, Club Captain; Daniel Burke, Louise Moloney and Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain. [Sean Byrne]

West Waterford Golf Club Open Week. Prizewinners in the Terra Nua sponsored 3 Person Champagne Scramble. Seated from left: Willie Lyons, Captain; John and Tom O'Connell, winners and Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain. Standing: Jack Ronayne, Tom Higgins, Rena Landers and Joan Ronayne. [Sean Byrne]

West Waterford Golf Club Open Week. Prizewinners in the Dawn Meats sponsored competition. Seated: Rena Landers, Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain and Louise Moloney. Standing Tom Higgins, Willie Lyons, Captain and Justin Spratt. [Sean Byrne]




Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

LISMORE GOLF CLUB Phone 058-54026.

Lismore Golf Club President’s Prize to the Men Mrs. Sheila Denn. Left to Right: Sheila Denn (President), Jack McGrath (Winner).

RESULTS Sat/Sun 28th/29th July 18 hole singles s/ford: 1st Martin Rafferty (20) 45 pts; 2nd John Kenneally (14) 44 pts; 3rd John Whelan (9) 43 pts. Tues Bacon Result: 1st Eddie Walsh, Pat Curley, Jim Cashman. Seniors Thursday Result: 1st Betty Daly, Pa O’Flaherty, Tom Cahill, David Murphy 21.5 pts. FIXTURES August Bank Holiday weekend. Fri to Mon. Open Singles 18 hls/ford. Entry, members €6 visitors €10. Tues Bacon at 6.00 p.m. Thursday Seniors at 10.30 am. Friday night mixed at 6.20 pm STORY OF THE WEEK Well, if you thought the scoring last week in the President’s Prize was mighty, just look at the mightiness of the scores in the week end competition. Our winner Martin Rafferty (20) has been very frustrated for the last couple of weeks at his weekly results, because his golf was better than the results. Well it all came in a huge rush over the weekend and he produced a winning 45 pts. He had 8 pars and a birdie on the 18 and was able to avoid the double bogey. He turned with 25 pts at 3 over and returned with 20 pts. Martin you have turned that corner. He played with David Lonergan. In second spot was John Kenneally (14) who must be delighted with his return to form. John was 4 over on the front nine and to the delight of his playing partners John McGrath and Sean Daly was only 2 on the back nine, with birdies on both the 10th and 11th, giving him a total of 44 pts. In third place was John Whelan (9) with 43 pts, 3 over on the front 9 and 1 under on the back 9, only two over par, a great round of golf. The scores for second and third on any other weekend would have won the competition. CLUB MATCHPLAY Thank to everybody for making

the huge effort with catching up on the matchplay games that were outstanding. We are now in a situation that our competitions Sec Martin Rafferty will be able to sleep at night. CLAUSE 23 REPORTING OF AWAY SCORES We are now at peak golf and many members are playing societies, classics and fourballs etc. in other courses. Please note: All away scores must be reported to the club for these non-qualifying competitions. Sheets to report away scores are posted in the men’s locker room. BELVEDERE CUP Well done to our Belvedere team, manager by Marty McNamara and Richie Ormond who saw their team winning the home leg of their match against Faithlegg. The away leg takes place this Wednesday evening 1st August with a 4.30 tee off in Faithlegg, all players be there at 4.00 p.m. Supporters are welcome and appreciated. A NON-GOLF THOUGHT Just look around for once in your life… have so much going for you that you haven’t noticed for a long time. LISMORE LADIES We had the Eileen Murphy Greensomes during the week and results will follow next week. This week we have a Ladies open kindly sponsored by TFC Oil, get inviting ladies, it's on from Sunday, 29th to Thursday, 2nd August; Sunday, 5th and Wednesday, 8th August. We have 18 holes S/Ford very kindly sponsored by Interlude Restaurant and the Country Club finals will take place in Lismore Golf Club on Sunday, 12th August so the course will be very busy. We look forward to welcoming the participating teams. There will be a prize presentation on Wednesday, 15th at 8.30 pm, could all prize winners please be in attendance. Our sincere condolences to Connie Dowd and her family on the

Lismore Golf Club President’s Prize to the Men Mrs. Sheila Denn. Front Row Left to Right: Colm Burke (Gross), Paudie Prendergast (2nd), Sheila Denn (President), Jack McGrath (Winner), Ned Hefferhan (3rd). Back Row Left to Right: Nicholas Walsh (Captain), Alf Barden (5th), James Bennett (Past President), Mary Aherne (Lady Captain), Michael; Keane (4th), Jerry Cunningham (Cat 2), Billy Neville (Cat 3), Eamon O’Shea (Cat 1).

Lismore Ladies Golf Club President’s prize to the Ladies Mrs. Sheila Denn. Front Row Left to Right: Mary Aherne (Lady Captain), Fiona Howard (Gross), Sheila Denn (President), Una Dowd (winner), Jo Jo Tobin (2nd). Back Row Left to Right: Anne Lane (1st Beginner), Katherine Moynihan (3rd), Mary Ellen Aherne (2nd Beginner), Daphne Power (4th), Mary Beecher (Past President).

very sad passing of her husband Peter on Sunday. May he rest in peace. FIXTURES Sunday, 29th July to Thursday, 2nd August Open 18H 3 Ball Champagne Scramble Kindly Sponsored by TFC Oil Sunday, 5th and Wednesday, 8th August - 18 H S/Ford - Kindly sponsored by Interlude Restaurant Sunday, 12th August - Final of the Country Clubs. Wednesday, 15th August - Prize presentation 8.30 p.m. Seniors Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. Mixed Friday nights at 6.15 p.m.

Ladies Scramble every Monday night at 6 p.m. All Competitions are subject to change so please check the notice board regularly for any changes. As the golfing year started on the 1st October you should have all received your renewal notices by now - your prompt payment would be much appreciated to help with the day to day running of the club. Please contact our Registrar Mr. John McGrath with any queries. Please support the club in whatever way you can by playing in our weekly competitions and using the bar facilities. Thank you.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Stradbally FC PRE-SEASON Training for our Junior teams continues at 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. LOTTO Our Club Lotto Draw on Sunday night will take place in O'Mahonys Durrow. Jackpot Prize on offer will be €2,100. Tickets available locally from regular promoters and club members and club members. Thanks to all who continue to support our Lotto. SCHOOLBOYS Whilst we are enjoying the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, we are still keeping an eye on the coming season, which will commence in the first week of September. For our Under 12s & 13s there

will be an informal kick around on Saturday, August 11th with an official start to training on the following Wednesday, August 15th. Incidentally, we could do with a couple of players who are up to the age for Under 13s, especially as that age group is 11-a- side on full size pitch. If you fit the bill and are interested, talk to Mickey, Joe or Ray. ON-LINE CLUB SHOP Our on-line club shop is now open for business. A wide range of playing and leisure gear are available from Ideal birthday gifts. MNF Monday Night is Footbal Night in


Dungarvan United FC

Stradbally. Fun Football at 8.30 pm for Over 18s. Non junior league players. Male or Female. Experience or talent not required. See you there. SAFEGUARDING Our club will run a Safeguarding 1 Course in August. This is compulsory for anyone who will be involved with Underage Groups next season. For more details talk to club chairman Alan D'arcy. SYMPATHY We extend our sympathy to the Organ families of Stradbally and Carrigcastle on the recent death of their brother John which sad event occurred in Wales. May he rest in peace.

GOOD LUCK - All in the club wish Kacper Zajac a safe journey and all the success in the world as he heads to Poland to continue his football training. Everybody in the club knows the commitment he has to his game and training and we have no doubt of his future success. We offer thanks to Kapi for gifting us his first Poland Jersey which is now hanging proudly in our clubhouse. Kacper Zajac pictured with premier manager Tommy Butler, Club stalwart John Sullivan and Club Chairman Stan Cummins.

Dungarvan Golf Open Fortnight 18 Hole Open S/F Member Sponsor. Front Row L-R: Eoin Walsh, 2nd; Jeremy Walsh, Winner; Seán O Ciarba, Captain; Tom Feeney, winner. Back Row L-R: Colette Power, Lady Captain; John Moran, President; Jake O’Riordan, gross; Martin Carroll, 4th. [Pat Crowley]

LOTTO LOTTO LOTTO THIS WEEK OUR JACKPOT IS €6,100! Thanks to all who support our club lotto. Numbers: 9, 42, 45. €50 - Mary Murphy. €25 - DJ Casey and Denise Harty. FAI INTERMEDIATE SHEILD DUNGARVAN 2; CASTLEBAR CELTIC 1 After a fantastic 2-1 victory on Sunday last over Castlebar Celtic there was great news for Dungarvan United Ladies squad as they have been drawn at home v TEK United (Dublin) in their FAI Intermediate Shield semi-final due to take place on 19th August (TBC). Great news for Lucinda, Brian and all the squad. Put this one in your diaries everyone, as the team deserve your support on another fantastic day for the club. NEW SEASON 2018/19 Our Junior Teams are getting back to pre-season training this week and we look forward to a new season. Schoolboy season will commence weekend of 1st September all players from last season will be contacted in the coming week or so. GET INVOLVED! As a club active in the community for more that 50 years a lot of work goes into running a club of our size. We are always on the lookout for help from helping with teams, academy, groundwork etc. Get involved and help make a different contact 087 055 7939.

To all club keepers in Dungarvan United and surrounding areas we urge you to come along and try this training session with Michael Walsh. First session is free!

Dungarvan Golf Club Ladies 18 Hole Stroke kindly sponsored by Willow and Oak. Front Row L-R: Miriam Matthews, 2nd; Maria Ryan, accepting prize for Una O’Connell, winner; Colette Power, Lady Captain. Back Row L-R: Breda McCarthy, Gross; Maria Kiersey, Vice Lady Captain; Carmel O’Brien, 3rd; Brenda Cummins, 4th. [Pat Crowley] Dungarvan United FC ladies teram who defeated Castlebat Celtic 2-1 in the FAI Intermediate Shield on Sunday last.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

Waterford's Anthony Condon the hero as Ireland wins Longines FEI Nations Cup of Britain at Hickstead THE Irish Show Jumping team have claimed a stunning victory in Sunday's Longines FEI Nations Cup of Britain at Hickstead, with the result moving Ireland up to third place on the league table and in the process are guaranteed a place in the 2018 Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona. The heavy rain which lasted for almost the entire afternoon only added to the drama, as Ireland and the home team from Britain played out a thrilling battle, with a jump-off eventually needed to separate the top two teams where Anthony Condon from Cappagh, Dungarvan proved the Irish hero. Ireland were level with Britain at the halfway stage on eight faults apiece. Tipperary's Trevor Breen looked to be heading for a clear round with Bombay when first to jump, before the last fence fell to leave them with four faults. Kilkenny's Richie Moloney jumped a perfect clear with Freestyle De Muze, while Galway's Michael Duffy (EFS Top Contender) and Waterford's Anthony Condon (SFS Aristio) both finished with a fence down each. Breen repeated his four fault score second time out, before Moloney also came home with a single error. Ireland were coming under real pressure from Britain,

especially when Amanda Derbyshire jumped clear with The Irish Sport Horse Luibanta BH. Duffy then delivered a vital clear which guaranteed Pessoa's team at least a jump-off. Condon could win it with a clear when last to go, but he had an early rail down and knowing he could not improve Ireland's 16 fault total, he decided to retire and save his horse for the jump-off to follow. Holly Smith was selected to go against the clock for Britain with Hearts Destiny and put down a tough target when jumping clear in 43.39 seconds. Condon set off at a good pace with the John Halesowned Aristio and were in touch midway through the round. The long-striding son of Arko made up huge ground on a daring gallop to the last and when they crossed the line clear in 41.29, victory would go to Ireland sparking wild celebrations in the Irish camp. “I got to see Holly’s round, and her horse has got a big stride and is quite fast, but my horse is very fast so I had to go at his pace, and it worked,” said 31-year-old Condon. “He tried his heart out and was very quick to the last but he’s very careful so I could keep going.” Britain finished second ahead of Brazil in third and Sweden in fourth followed by Belgium, Italy and The

Netherlands. Team manager Pessoa explained afterwards that he had already decided Condon would be his pick to go in a jump-off if needed, "They had jumped well in first round, he is a fast horse with a fast rider and had just won a Grand Prix in Chantilly recently. We had a plan with Anthony what to do if he had a fence down in the last round. We thought they were the best pair for the job and they proved us right. The conditions were not easy but the ground held up very well. We were unlucky with some of the fences we had down with just a light rub and we got pushed against the wall midway through the second round when we got a crucial round from Michael Duffy. All the riders were good today. We had the advantage today of going last, so we could see what we had to do but Anthony still had to do it. He did a superb job to bring it home. We have been knocking on the door for a number of weeks and today finally we got the win." Horse Sport Ireland CEO Ronan Murphy commented: "A massive congratulations to Rodrigo, his assistant Michael Blake, the High Performance Committee and their entire team on a fantastic win at such an iconic

The winning Irish team with their manager on the podium. venue as Hickstead. It was brilliant to see this relatively young group of riders deliver a five-star Nations Cup win. They showed huge determination and their passion was fantastic to see for those in Hickstead and watching on TV. They really showed how much it means to represent their country. A special word of thanks must go to to Willy Matton, Equinimity LLC,

Graham & Ben Dalton and John Hales who are the owners of our four winning horses today. They helped us deliver this great result, which is another boost ahead of the Aga Khan at the Dublin Horse Show and the upcoming World Equestrian Games. I also want to thank our team sponsors Devenish and The Underwriting Exchange for their

continued support." Ireland now turn their attention to the final Nations Cup in Europe Division 1 on at the Dublin Horse Show on Friday, August 10th, where the coveted Aga Khan trophy will be up for grabs. Victory on home soil could see Ireland finish on top of the Longines FEI Nations Cup league table in Europe Division 1.

Cappoquin Rowing Club Annual Regatta A FINAL note of thanks to all those who helped out at our Annual Regatta last weekend: coaches, volunteers, parents and members. We would also like to thank again our sponsors of the raffle and of the races: Fota Island Hotel and Spa, Kelleher’s SuperValu Cappoquin, Glanbia Cappoquin, Ivan Walsh Heating and Plumbing, Kereen Quarries, Hallahan Vintage Aglish, Kereen Bar, Blackwater Agri, Mary Healy Pharmacy Cappoquin, Toby Jug, Lismore and Cappoquin Credit Union, Cornerstone Takeaway, Cummins Turf Accountants, Shane Barry Heating and Plumbing, Paddy Lehane Garage Cappoquin, McGrath’s Homemade Jams, Galvin and Ronan Accountants Fermoy, Wild Oats Soap & IPSUM Marketing, Tavern Bar Cappoquin, Hally School of Motoring, The Vault Café Lismore, Predictive M Ltd., Maurice Dunne Motors Lismore, Vee Construction, Denn Feeds Cappoquin, John & Mairead Morrissey, Sean Costin Heating and Plumbing, James Fitzgerald Electrician, Dungarvan Tyre Centre, C&H Building Contractors, William Scanlon Dairy Services, Eddie Hodnett Lawnmowers, Lincoln’s Shop Cappoquin, Walsh’s Hotel Cappoquin, Button’s Bar, East Cork Oil, Fennell’s Garage, Titelines Fishing Tackle, Dungarvan Transport, Munster Signs and Print, Karl Uniacke, O’Keeffe Family, Blackwater Diner Catering, Blackwater Fisheries and Tilezone Cappoquin. Thank you to all those who supported Cappoquin Rowing Club through purchase of raffle tickets, it is greatly appreciated and will go towards the upkeep and improvement of the Rowing Club. It was wonderful to be able to continue the tradition of the regatta once again this year and we were delighted to welcome rowers from Fermoy Rowing Club and Graiguenamanagh Rowing Club, thank you for joining us. Though the dry spell has meant that water levels have been much lower than normal as of late, racing kicked

off just after 12 noon with only minor delays. There were 31 races in total with six wins for Cappoquin. Categories started from J14 right up to Open crews and entries included single sculls, doubles, quads and eights. The weather held and brought what was a very warm afternoon with an intermittent breeze that proved challenging when lining boats up at the start from time to time but this did little to disturb the action. The Rock, was a hive of activity all afternoon with plenty of observers lining up along the bank of the river. Once the racing came to an end with the much awaited Women’s and Men’s Open 8s races, which were won by Graiguenamanagh and Fermoy respectively, everyone was invited back to the Boathouse where parents and volunteers provided tea and sandwiches while the medal presentation and raffle drawing took place. A great day was had by all! Training has started to wind down a little now with the competitive rowers on the water on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after the recreational group training for the time being. We are now looking ahead to our final outing of the summer which is next weekend on Bank Holiday Monday in Graiguenamanagh. We have a great assortment of entries for the occasion and if anybody is interested in an enjoyable day out to watch some rowing we would encourage you to come along and support our rowers. Best of luck to all those preparing to compete at the weekend. Following this event it is planned that the senior rowers will take some time off before getting back into training once school starts again. All going well the weather will be kind to us in the coming months to allow for more water based training. The recreational group will continue to get out a few times a week during this time and once again we extend an invitation to anyone with an interest in the sport to come along and try it out. There has been increased interest in the last fortnight with a number of

new faces to be seen in and around the rowing club, welcome to you all and we hope to see you regularly! Feel free to contact us through the details below.

Men's Quad Cillian Lenihan, Joe Lenihan, cox; Isabel Cunningham, Ethan Arrigan, Tadgh Glavin. Women's Single Scull Orlagh Cottier.

Women's Single Scull Lucy Massey.

Women's J18 Quad: Orlagh Cottier, Anna Powell, cox; Katie Cliffe, Breffini O'Rourke, Elaine Hallahan.

Women's J Double Scull Bronwyn O'Rourke and Jasmine O'Brien.

Women's Double Scull Anna Powell and Breffini O'Rourke.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


CUNNIGAR PITCH AND PUTT CLUB NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Thinking of taking up a new sport well why not try your hand at Pitch and Putt our course is set in 7 acres of Parkland and will cost you less than €2 a week to play as often as you like. There are even great deals for family membership throughout 2018 and beyond and for those that have taken a break we would ask you to dust down the clubs and get back swinging, your missed. Ladies and gents membership €85; family membership 2 adults 2 children under 16 €155; Juveniles €50 great value on a great course. MEMBERSHIP 2018 The Clubhouse will be open during the week for new or for any member that wishes to renew their membership. Reminder to members that membership fees must be paid before entering any competition. CONTACTS Anyone wishing to contact the Club can contact the Secretary on 086 3781969, Chairman on 0871611664 or Pro on 087 9667472 if you have any enquiries. COURSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The course is open to the public, so if you fancy a game of Pitch and Putt come on down and try this testing course set in 7 acres of Parkland Beauty with a great sea view. Directions go to the top of the town turn left at St. Mary’s Church first right and you will find the course at the end of the road. Green fees are €5 and clubs can be hired for €3 and you can play all day. MEMBERS If you have some spare time you could venture down to the clubhouse and see if you can give some assistance this would be much appreciated by the course committee you can ring Paul before you travel on 0871611664. TEAM BUILDING EVENT If your company are considering Team Building events and a spot of

light competition amongst your employees v managers, why not give this a go we can cater for all events and is in the centre of Town. SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUBS If your Company Sports and Social Clubs would like an enjoyable day out we can cater for all your requirements on 6 acres of mature Parkland course that is ranked among the best in the country. A very equipped Clubhouse that can cater a buffet if required after your rounds then contact the numbers above for further information we would only be too glad to assist. Keen rates will be available. COMMITTEE MEETING The next committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 1st August at 7 p.m. All committee members are asked to attend. This is an important meeting as the Summer calendar will be discussed. CHAIRPERSON’S DAY This year we saw Paul O’Riordan take the roll of Chairperson. Paul over the last couple of years had been tirelessly working on the course, getting it up to the standard that it is today and a big turnout was expected and the players didn’t disappoint. Paul is a clubman at heart and wears the club colours with pride and on his day he performs very well on the course. Paul, of course, is a former Junior All-Ireland champion and when the pressure is on both on the course and off Paul takes it in his stride. Paul in his prize giving thanked all those that turned out and gave special praise to the ladies for putting on the spread of food for all to enjoy (which they really did) and to the course committee for having the course in the condition it’s in. RESULTS Mens 1st Nett Kyle Hackett, 2nd Nett Arron Flanagan, 1st Gross Mark McCarthy, 2nd Gross Aidan O’Rouke, Ladies 1st Nett Mary Walsh, 2nd Nett Corrinne McGee, 1st Gross Lorraine Troy, 2nd Gross Mary O’Neill, Ladies 1st 18 Eileen

Managan (Back 9) Juveniles Steffon and Fionn Hole in 1 Michelle O’Connell. Congratulations to all winners. WEDNESDAY LADIES DAY The Ladies played last Wednesday and the winners were Breda Walsh and Olivere Walsh. Previous week’s winners Mary O’Neill and Ann Wall, Gross Jacinta O’Mahony, Kathleen Foran. Please support our sponsors by shopping local. BONUS BALLS LAST 2 WEEK’S 21st July Michael O’Mahony 38 and last Saturday, 28th Bernie Troy No. 5. Congrats to both winners THURSDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT Names in for 6 tee-off 6.30 p.m. All members are asked to support. Congrats to all winners last week. Ladies Wednesday, the 1st August usual times and don’t forget the sun

cream. Please support all competitions. JUVENILES Any parent out there that is looking for their child to take up a new sport or thinking of taking up golf well this could be the starting point of a future career in golf get the short game right and the rewards for the big game are endless, so with bright evenings and the summer months just around the corner now’s the time to join up. MANNING THE CLUBHOUSE Members are required for manning the clubhouse over the coming months so if you have a few hours to spare call down and see if you can be of some assistance. OUTLOOK Fermoy Open this weekend and Kilmichael Scratch Cup and Bruff Scratch Cup Cunnigar Scratch Cup Saturday, 18th August, so get practising.

Kyle Hackett receiving the Gent’s Nett prize from Paul.

Photo shows two good friends sharing a laugh as Mike collects Michelle O’Connell prize.

Mary Walsh receiving the Chairperson’s prize from Paul O’Riordan.

KCK Athletic Club We started work on our new long jump at the end of May. Robbie arrived along on the Friday evening with his tractor and fencing gear to put in the frame for the new long jump ably assisted by Richie and Kieran. The three lads returned the following morning with Fergal joining the team. Robbie arrived along with his digger and dug out the run-up and filled the pit with sand. A huge thanks to Kilrossanty GAA for allowing us to put in this long jump

and a special thanks to Kevin who couldn’t do enough to help us out that weekend. We held a club fundraiser to pay for the materials used in the long jump. All the club members took home a sponsorship card and returned with their completed cards on Thursday, July 26th. All the cards were placed in a bag where the first card out had Jake Kearney’s name and he had the unique distinction of being the first official athlete to jump our new long

KCK athletes enjoying the new long jump.

Richie and Fergal hard at work on the new long jump.

jump. It turned out to be a great family evening with all the parents there and thankfully the rain held off until we got home. A big thanks to Angela for all her help with this draw. The club is now on a two week break and will return on Tuesday August 14th for cross country training. Following on from that we will be having our church gate collection in the local churches on the weekend of August 25/26th. We have a number of athletes competing in the community games finals in UL and we wish them well. No doubt they will continue to do some training at home in preparation for this.

Robbie digging out the run-up for the new long jump.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018

AS the holiday season is in full swing there were various changes to normal proceedings. A mixed bag of weather with blustery showers and breezy conditions on both days. Well done to club members who represented DCC on the Tour of Clare on Saturday. Here are the notes from the road…. The Tuesday crew had 12 out on a very fast spin down the coast road, across seafield and home via Mahon bridge. 52k at 31 kph. Group 2 were out on Saturday for a loop around Ardmore, Youghal, Ladysbridge, Castlemartyr, Youghal, Ardsallagh, Clashmore and home. A stop for coffee in Castlemartyr and a welcome chance to use the track pump to inflate the dodgy tyre after three punctures. Seven out for a nice spin of 120km. Group 3 set out on an epic 200k tour of the Deise on Saturday at 7.30 am from Fordes Daybreak. Experty coordinated by Mike Wall the groups were evenly divided in two and set off five minutes apart. First leg of the journey was to Dunmore East for coffee and

scones and new roads for many. The first crew arriving on schedule with the second slightly delayed due to two punctures enroute. The next destination was Portlaw for lunch and this stop marked the halfway point. Very blustery conditions with two downpours made the journey from Portlaw to Carrick, and Clonmel trying and all groups were looking forward to the spread laid on for them at Dooceys Ballymac. It was back on the bike for the last 50k which took the groups across Millstreet, up to Cappoquin and over to Villierstown and Aglish. A puncture at Dromana for lady rider completed a hat-trick of punctures for team Byrne. A couple of threatened mechanicals failed to halt proceedings and it was a jubilant 26 riders who returned to base after riding the 200k in a very credible 26.5kph. A BBQ at the Moorings Bar rounded off an excellent and rewarding day in the saddle. Much praise to Mike for leaving no stone unturned in preparing for the event, Anthony, Mike, John & Ray for getting the pace spot on and G3 riders for the fantastic teamwork on the

road to ensure everyone had a safe and enjoyable day circling our beautiful county. A super achievement for all! On Sunday Group 5 had 6 Ladies out on Sunday. Ann joined them on her first group spin. The group headed to Durrow, N25, Lemybrien, Mahon Bridge, with plenty of Roll Up practice then on to Keirsey's in Kilmac for a well earned coffee stop where they met up with another DCC group. Refreshed they headed to Griffins Garage and towards 5 Cross Roads. As one of the group was finding it tough they stopped along the road for a break only to discover that her back breaks were stuck for most of her spin. Problem solved the rest of the group found it hard to keep up to her on the home run. Welcome Ann to G5 and well done to everyone. They had 55 km at an average of 19 km. G23k The group headed off on a overcast morning through Cappoquin and onto Lismore where the group stopped for the now customary waterstop. They then turned right at the garage and cycled the steady climb to the Vee

Dungarvan Cycling Club G3 members before embarking on a 200k tour of the Deise on Saturday last.


Dungarvan Cycling Club G3 members before embarking on a 200k tour of the Deise on Saturday last. where they gathered at the top for the selfie and a 5 minute rest stop. The group then descended into Clogheen for the coffee stop. They then headed through Goatenbridge, Newcastle and then onto Ballymacarbry. A 5 minute stop was needed before they headed for home stopping only to repair a puncture on route Dis 96km avg 23.5kph Six G4 cyclists headed out the Lismore road into a strong headwind glad to be turning off for Colligan. An oil slick on the road on the descent to Ballymacarbry slowing the group and with the rain getting heavier a quick stop at the grotto to put on the rain jackets. After a quick discussion in the absence of the captain the "Mutiny of Ballymac" to change the route and there were suggestions of over the Vee from Clogheen or onto Clonmel. The group cycled on through Newcastle & Ardfinnan and reached Clogheen for much needed warm beverages. As there was no let up in the inclement conditions there was a consensus to head over the Vee back to Lismore and home. A fast pace from the top of the Vee to Lismore drying out a bit after the very wet start gave a 95 Km spin. JUNIOR RACING NEWS Some juniors attended the J. J. Keanely Newcastle West 2 Stage Race on Sunday. Stage 1 consisted of a 2.5km uphill Time trial and Stage 2 was a 12km circuit road race with the U16’s Racing 3

Laps. Eoghan Lattimore finished 3rd in the TT and 4th in the Road Race putting him in 3rd overall in the GC. Cal Tutty finished 4th in the TT and 5th in the Road Race giving him 5th overall. Elia Tutty, Aoibhe Power and Tadgh Murray contested the u-16 stages. Elia had a strong ride in the TT coming 2nd giving her enough points to finish 3rd overall in the GC after the Road Race. Aoibhe Power worked hard in the Road Race finishing 3rd but just out of the prizes overall in the GC. Tadgh Murray gained more valuable experience in his first 2 Stage event today, finishing just behind the main bunch. Sunday was great preparation for our juniors with the upcoming Cycling Nationals in August. Keep up the great work guys! OTHER NEWS DNG Morrissey Properties kids league had an action packed evening last Thursday. For the first time in two years the sun didn’t shine for our DCC junior league. We had wind and rain unfortunately. This made the route seriously slippy. We had three spills on the road unfortunately. We wish these three cyclists a very speedy recovery. 60 juniors signed on for Week 2. Thank you so much to all the marshals out which made the event possible. Results for week 2 are: RACE 1

60pts Enda Terry 50pts Niamh McCarthy 40pts Aoibheann Ryan 30pts Lee Delaney 20pts Alfie O’Brien 10pts Stephen Dunford RACE 2 60pts Ronan O’Brien 50pts Aoife Latimore 40pts Isabelle Gaffney 30pts Ami Flavin 20pts Evan Hickey 10pts Paddy McCarthy RACE 3 60pts Cal Tutty 50pts Luke O’Shea 40pts Tom Kinsella 30pts David Gaffney 20pts Cody Hickey 10pts Jake Hourigan See you all next week. 6.45 pm sign on. Following the Comeragh Tour on August 26th the club will host the annual summer knees up with a burgers and pint evening at the Anchor bar, live music and disco on the night. The early bird for Rebel Tour closed on 31st July. The club always has huge representation at this event so get registered to secure your place. The club would like to extend our sympathy to DCC member Eric Power on the sad passing of his mother Pauline recently. May she rest in peace. The Tuesday night spin continues from Kilrush at 6.30 pm. Destination Clashmore. Members and visiting cyclists welcome 50k at 28/30 kph.


Club well represented at South East Open Veteran Championships ON Friday, July 27th the Grade 4 men’s team consisting on Niall Herlihy, Peter Finnegan, Colm O Cleirigh and Ruaidhri de Paor represented the club in the quarter-finals of the Summer Cup. Unfortunately, the team came up against a stronger, more experienced who went on to inflict a 4/0 defeat on the night. Congratulations to the team on reaching the quarter-finals. The club was well represented in the South East Open Veteran Championships at The St Anne’s Club in Waterford at the weekend. Well done to the following club members who participated in events; Ann McLoughlin, Gill Mahony, Kevin Leech, Brian Heylin, Orla Hayes, Pat Barron. Kevin partnered Orla in the Over 35 mixed doubles and were runner-up’s in the final. Kevin partnered Brian Heylin in the Over 40 men’s doubles and were runner-up’s in the final. Pat Barron partnered Rose Holohan in the mixed doubles (60L, 65M) and won the final. In the men’s singles final Over 60 Pat faced Dick McCarthy in the final, losing out in a hard-fought battle. Congratulations to all of you for your commitment to tennis and representing the club away from home.

Dungarvan Hillwalker Ascends Kilimanjaro – Dungarvan Hillwalking Club would like to congratulate Goska Korejwo, one of its members, who made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa on the weekend of 15th July.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Brideview United FC SCHOOLBOY/GIRL NOTES BUSY DAY IN CONNA Many of our coaches had a busy morning in Conna on Saturday morning last as the W.W.E.C. League academy day took place. We fielded two U-7 teams for the first time in the club’s history and it was something both the boys and girls really enjoyed. We also fielded teams at U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-11 and all did well. THANKS We thank our coaches Sinead Murphy, Stephen Murphy, Finbar McCormack, Stephen Whelan and Brian Donnelly and Mark Feeney for his help. RESULTS We do not publish results of academy games but below are the teams and who scored for these teams. U-11 GAME Inch A v. Brideview Utd. Our U-11 team were last into action. Team: Dean Cronin, Joseph McDonnell, Ben Sheehan, Gearoid Hynes, Aidan Murphy, Billy Murphy, Sean Murphy, Tadgh McCormack, Daniel Henley. Our scorers here were Joseph McDonnell who grabbed a hattrick, Dean Cronin (1), Tadgh McCormack (1), Gearoid Hynes (1). Brideview Utd. v. Inch B Another great game here for Utd. Utd. team: David Henley, Isac Almeida, Sean Mangan, Michael Murphy, Adam Pratt, Ryan Whelan, Ben Sheehan, Dara O’Brien, Tadgh McCormack. Our scorer here was Ryan Whelan (2). U-9 GAME Brideview Utd. v. Clashmore Ramblers We had a shower of rain during this game which saw the parents

heading for cover. It did not bother the boys and girls however. Utd.: Dylan Kerrigan, Lee Guildea, Harry Power, Ryan Whelan, Josh Mangan, Tommy Forbes. Our scorers here were: Ryan Whelan (2) and Harry Power (2). U-8 GAME Brideview Utd. v. Valley Rangers A local derby here much to the delight of the parents and children alike. Utd.: Adam Feeney, Harry Power, Josh Mangan, David Murphy, Isaac Doyle, Rhiannon Keniry, Oscar Cunningham, Bob O’Brien. Scorers here were Harry Power (3) and Josh Mangan (2). U-7 GAME Brideview Utd. v. Ballybridge Utd. Both clubs had two teams U-7 which was a great help to both clubs as all kids got a full game. Utd.: Isaac Doyle, Oscar Cunningham, Dave Murphy, Alexis Murphy, Bob O’Brien. U-7 GAME Brideview Utd. v. Ballybridge Utd. We played a second game but we had a different teams out for this one. Utd.: Jake Keniry, Lee Curley, Liam Sheehan, Adam Feeney and Rhiannon Keniry. THANKS To all the parents and grandparents for bringing the boys and girls to Conna. The weather was pleasant except for two showers. The kids enjoyed it and everyone got a medal. Indeed, some got two as they played in two age groups. ACADEMY CONTINUES The academy for 6-8 year olds continues on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. New players welcome.

CLUB’S AGM It’s late for the AGM but it’s been that kind of season. Our AGM will take place in Leonard Fraser Park on Thursday, 9th August at 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. Anyone willing to give a hand for even one hour per week wold be very welcome. GOODIES PARTY HIRE We welcome Goodies Party Hire to our schoolboy club. The company whose new game which is a double act with a football game on one side and a dart board game on the other. It’s been on display at our Summer camp and at the academy day in Conna. The kids fell in love with it as it is new to the area. The parents have also fallen for it. Ideal for children’s parties. We will have more news on this shortly. To hire call Donal on 083 194 4543. THE BOYS ARE BACK Yes, the twins are back in town after their holiday, looking fit and tanned. I speak about Dinny and Andy who are delighted to be back among their friends. WEST WATERFORD/EAST CORK SCHOOLBOY/GIRL NOTES ACADEMY DAY SPONSORED BY SYNERGY CREDIT UNION, FERMOY The annual academy day took place in Conna on Saturday last with 32 teams taking part. Apart from two showers of rain the morning was dry and sunny which was ideal for the boys and girls. We do not publish the results of these games but we did have plenty of goals and some penalties for good measure. We were short some clubs due to holidays and festivals. The games began at 10.30 a.m. and finished at 2.30 p.m. THANKS To all the clubs and players for turning up on the day. The coaches, managers and those that

Ballymacarbry FC under 11 team at the Academy day finals in Conna, Co. Cork on Saturday, July 28th. refereed some of the games a big thank you. Some people did a few games so well done and thanks. Can I add here that the coaches of all the teams were excellent and the games were played in the right spirit. We had some great displays from some of these young players and hopefully some of these lads will go on to greater things in the years ahead. ON FORM Glad to report that one of the league players namely Caelin Rooney scored for Waterford FC under team against Shamrock Rovers. Another of the league players David McDonnell is now playing U15 for Cobh Ramblers. Well done to both lads and we will be keeping

an eye on them going forward. NOTICE BOARD PROBLEMS We are still without a fixture secretary, a child welfare officer and a vice chairman heading into the new season which begins on Saturday, 1st September. NEXT MEETING Will be towards the end of August but it wold be nice if the vacant positions would be filled beore this meeting. Interested, get in touch with any committee member as soon as possible. GALWAY HERE WE COME Our U-13 Inter-League team are heading for Galway to take part in the Galway Cup. This is a big competition with leagues from all over

10 year old group with Coach Padraig Moore at the Dungarvan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Dungarvan's GAA Grounds organised by Waterford Coaching and Games.

Ireland and further afield taking part. Our lads are heading off on Tuesday. The first games take place on Wednesday. We wish coaches Vinny, John and Finn as well as all the players a good week in Galway and hopefully a few wins as well. However, it’s all about taking part and just doing their best. NEW SPONSOR ON BOARD We welcome on board a new sponsor for the coming season which is always welcome. Goodies Party Hire is coming on board. A huge range of party hire items such as candy floss machines, popcorn machines, Tayto sandwich packs and numerous other ideas suitable for children’s parties.

[Sean Byrne]


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 3 August, 2018


Talking Horses Donnacha O’Brien leads jockeys’ Championships FETHARD jockey Ben Coen proved good value for his 7lbs claim at Ballinrobe on Monday as he produced the Michael Mulvany trained Stormy Tale to win by a head at the easy to back price of 10/1. The three-year-old was only tenth when 7/2 joint-favourite on his last appearance but showed plenty of guile to clinch victory on the line this time around. Coen made it a double later in the card as Solar Heat proved much the strongest over the 1m5f trip. The nineyear-old had no fewer than 11 lengths to spare over the field crossing the line. It was a sixth career win from 55 starts for the Dot Love-trained raider. Donnacha O’Brien stretched his lead at the top of the jockeys’ championship with no fewer than four winners at Naas on Wednesday. The opening three races went the way of O’Brien with two winners for his brother Joseph courtesy of Focus Of Attention and National Glory. North Wind was a winner for his father Aidan and that pair teamed up a second winner with Threeandfourpence in the concluding Golden Ticket Package Race. Fellow Tipperary rider Shane Crosse was also among the winners on the evening as he produced the Rodger Sweeney trained Glib Speech to win the Racing Again September 19th Apprentice Handicap. The maiden career success is likely to have been greeted with a great deal of joy by connections given the seven-yearold’s injury-prone past. Cashel trainer Paddy Twomey landed the opening claiming race at Leopardstown on Thursday with the Billy Lee-ridden An Aingeal Dubh which was returned at odds of 13/2. Aidan O’Brien added to his Naas double with a Group 3 winner at Leopardstown. Ridden by Ryan Moore, 8/11 favourite Anthony Van Dyck raced clear inside the final furlong to easily account for Bold Approach. The success provided a measure of compensation for the flop of 4/9 favourite Goddess which trailed in last of all behind Skitter Scatter in the Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes. O’Brien and Seamie Heffernan shared the spoils in the Listed Vinnie Roe Stakes when 8/1 chance Sizzling got up on the line to join Jim Bolger’s Cimeara. Wee Tiger won the 3m handicap hurdle at Limerick on Thursday for Nenagh trainer Ray Hackett. The winning 7/4 favourite was ridden by amateur rider Eoin O’Brien.

Upcoming Fixtures Galway - Wednesday, August 1 (First Race 5.10) Galway - Thursday, August 2 (First Race 1.400 Galway - Friday, August 3 (First Race 5.10) Galway - Saturday, August 4 (First Race 2.00) Galway - Sunday, August 5 (First Race 2.15)

Glib Speech wins for Castlelyons trainer MALLOW jockey Darragh O’Keeffe has made a scintillating start to life in the saddle and he made it a hat-trick of wins in a week at Ballinrobe on Tuesday. Gort trained Norman Lee had engaged the services of the seven-pound claimer aboard Doctor P’s Getaway in the Sweeney Oil Handicap Hurdle and O’Keeffe didn’t disappoint – guiding his mount to a one-and-a-quarterlength victory in the 2m6f contest at odds of 6/1. Cork jockey Colm O’Donoghue has enjoyed a great deal of success aboard Jessica Harrington trained horses so far this season and the good run continued at Ballinrobe on Monday. O’Donoghue took the ride aboard 11/10 shot Holding Pattern and recorded a fiveand-a-half-length victory to duly justify favouritism in the Win Big With Tote Maiden. Like his county man, Paul Townend is no stranger to success and the Middleton man was responsible for completing a Willie Mullin’s double at Ballinrobe on

Tuesday. The victory came courtesy of Pleasure Dome which took top honours in the Investec Rated Novice Hurdle. The seven runner contest was effectively a two horse race two-furlongs from home as Townend and current Championship leader Rachael Blackmore pulled well clear of the remaining challengers. But try as she might Blackmore was unable to get her mount close enough to truly challenge the eventual winner. The Mullin’s raider eventually had two-and-a-quarter-lengths to spare in victory with further 25-lengths back to the third place Freewheelin Dylan. There was a rather satisfying winner for Castlelyons trainer Sweeney at Naas on Wednesday as Glib Speech ran to victory in the Racing Again September 19th Apprentice Handicap under jockey Shane Crosse. Wayne Lordan won the opening race at Gowran Park on Saturday afternoon where the Jessica Harrington-trained Dragon Doll took the auction fillies’ maiden at odds of 7/1.

Glib Speech and Shane Crosse winner of the 1m apprentice handicap at Naas. [Patrick McCann]

Check Your Pockets and Declan McDonogh win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap, at Gowran Park.

[Patrick McCann]

Check Your Pockets nails it in the last stride JOHN Kiely and Henry De Bromhead flew the flag for the south east during the week. The veteran Dungarvan handler was on the mark at Gowran Park on Saturday afternoon where the Declan McDonogh-ridden Check Your Pockets came late and fast to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap for Dungarvan owner Gerard Burke. The 9/1 shot got up in the last stride to bring to an end the winning run of 3/1 favourite Waitingfortheday. “She likes racing and likes to come from behind,” said trainer John Kiely after the race.

De Bromhead was also among the winners at Gowran Park where the Wayne Lordan-ridden Roibeard won the handicap over the extended nine furlongs. The 14/1 chance was in front with two furlongs to race and came home clear of the Jim Bolgertrained Dream Focus. De Bromhead had also been among the winners at Wexford the previous evening when Show And Go won the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase in the hands of Dylan Robinson. The 8/1 shot scored by all of 14 lengths.

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