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Kilrossanty National School achieved first place in the Munster Regional Category of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Ireland Schools History Competition. Picture shows students from Kilrossanty N.S., Co. Waterford, whose project was entitled ‘’How World War I impacted on our area’’. Left to right: Caoimhin Walsh; Stephen Hennebry; Darragh Veale; Ciaran Cannon, Minister for Training and Skills at the Department of Education and Skills; Jodi Kavanagh; Alannah Szajda; with Teachers, Catherine Dunwoody (left) and Anne Kavanagh (right). SEE PAGE 45 FOR STORY

Conway to contest Deputy Leadership of Labour Party By Paul Mooney WATERFORD TD Ciara Conway has announced her intention to contest the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party.

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Deputy Conway made the announcement last Monday after-

noon at a press conference held at The Lookout, Dungarvan. Speaking to local and national media, Deputy Conway said she is seeking the support of her Labour colleagues as she aims for the position of Deputy Leader of the party. Deputy Conway is amongst a number of Labour candidates who have announced their inten-

tion of running for the positions of leader and deputy leader of the Labour Party, following Eamon Gilmore’s decision to resign as Labour Party leader. “As a new and young member of Dáil Eireann, I am beginning this campaign on a basis of humility, and with great respect for other candidates already declared,”

Deputy Conway said. “I have one primary reason. Our Party - its values, its ideals has experienced a great setback. We need to be inspired again. Made enthusiastic, committed to a future based on the values of equality, community, solidarity with each other, freedom and dignity. We need to rediscover hope.

“What applies to our Party applies just as much to the people of Ireland. This government has done some powerful things to restore Ireland’s integrity in the world. We have achieved much, and there is every reason to believe that the future of the Irish economy is bright,” she said.  Continued on page 2


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WEATHER OUTLOOK OUTLOOK is for unsettled conditions through the rest of the week. It will continue cool over the next few days, but it will turn a bit warmer over next weekend. Wednesday night: Cold on Wednesday night and becoming mostly dry with clear periods (as showers die away early). Some mist and fog developing and temperatures falling 3 or 5 degrees with a patchy grass frost in places. Thursday is likely to be fairly dry and bright, once early mist and fog have cleared. Sunny spells developing and just the odd shower, however rain and strengthening easterly winds are set to develop in south Munster overnight Thursday. Afternoon temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees C. Friday may well start off dry in many places but rain in the south will spread steadily northwards during the day. Rather cold with afternoon temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees C. with freshening east to southeast breezes. Weekend: However indications suggest unsettled but milder or warmer conditions over next weekend.There will be some wet periods with some heavy or thundery downpours in places, but there will be some dry, bright, warm spells also, probably best in western areas with temperatures in the high teens at times.

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FROM FRONT PAGE “But a high price has been paid – in many instances by those who cannot afford to pay it. And we have made mistakes. We should have acted much more quickly than we did to recognise the need for a new approach to medical cards. We should have ensured that serving and former Gardaí raising genuine concerns about issues of malpractice were immediately, rather than belatedly, respected. “We need at all times to be certain that the tough decisions necessary for recovery are tempered by decency and humanity. Even in hard times we must strive to reduce inequality in our society, rather than allow it to increase. “The role of the Deputy Leader in our party is vaguely defined. But it’s a job that is going to require energy, humour, persistence and patience. “It will need a deep grounding in the values and traditions of the Party, and a strong sense of optimism about what we can be and where we can go. “It’s a pretty full-time, full-on job – the sort of job that a Deputy Leader should be committed to. “A deputy leader can have great influence and power, even though very often in the past it has been seen purely as an avenue to a place at the cabinet table. “We sometimes forget that influence and power are not the same thing. “There have been times in the past when Labour, though not in power, exercised considerable influence. “The election of Mary Robinson. The role played by Dick Spring in opposition from 1989 – 1992.The extraordinarily

Labour Deputy Ciara Conway and her Labour supporters at a press conference held at the Lookout, Dungarvan, last Monday afternoon, where she announced her intention to contest the position of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.

effective opposition led by Eamon Gilmore prior to 2011. During all those periods, when the Party was committed to being as influential as possible, Labour grew significantly. “I do not seek the position of Deputy Leader to achieve executive power. If elected Deputy Leader I will not accept any Ministerial position. “I want to influence the direction of this Party, to represent its values, to represent the voice of the membership honestly, without being compromised by the vested interest of Cabinet or Ministerial position. I want to be an independent member of the leadership team,” Deputy Conway continued. “Of course, as part of that I would be fully involved in all significant decisions that affect

the Party. I would expect to attend all meetings of Labour Ministers. I would expect to speak publicly, openly and honestly, about issues of concern whenever that was necessary. “I believe that the Party Leader should be a senior Cabinet member when the Party is in government. But there is a strong need for someone who is willing to serve without office, who would be an integral part of the leadership, but in constant connection with the organisation at large. “Someone to represent daily concerns and anxieties, someone to challenge our Ministers – maybe even occasionally to make our Ministers and our partners uncomfortable – in the interests of all the people of Ireland. Someone outside the

bubble of government to articulate a constant and challenging Labour vision. Someone to be guarantor of the ordinary member’s viewpoint, and without the constraints of government office,” she said. “In seeking to serve in that way I am conscious that I also owe an immense duty to the people of Waterford, who elected me in 2011. “I will never turn my back on that duty. I intend to use my influence to represent the people who sent me to Dáil Eireann as strongly and as effectively as possible – to speak out on their behalf and to represent their aspirations as loudly as possible. I would ask them to judge me on results whenever the next General Election happens,” Deputy Conway added.

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Pictured on the last day of Dungarvan Town Council (Friday, 30th May, 2014) are Town Foreman, Gabriel Foley; Traffic Warden Supervisor, Liam Moore; and Town Engineer, David Campion, at the marble bench which was unveiled that day and is dedicated to all those who served Dungarvan Urban District Council and Dungarvan Town Council over its 115-year existence, from 1899 to 2014.


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Conway says Labour should remain in government with Fine Gael By Paul Mooney DESPITE the trashing Labour took at the ballot box in the local elections last week,Waterford Labour TD Ciara Conway, said Labour should “absolutely” remain in government with Fine Gael. She was speaking after a press conference held at the Lookout, Dungarvan, last Monday afternoon to announce her candidacy for the position of Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. The coalition between

Fine Gael and Labour is appearing fractious in the past week or so and could jeopardise the stability of the government. However, when asked whether Labour should pull out of government, Deputy Conway said the party should “stay the course” with Fine Gael, remain in government, and make sure Labour makes better decisions. Deputy Conway said this can be achieved if she is elected as Deputy Leader of the party, as she will seek to

influence the direction of Labour. While acknowledging that the position of Party Leader “should be a senior Cabinet member”, she said that the position of Deputy Party Leader should be someone who is “outside the bubble of government”, who will be “without the constraints of government office”. Deputy Conway said she is not seeking the position of Deputy Party Leader to achieve executive power. “If elected Deputy Party

Leader, I will not accept any ministerial position,” she pointed out, saying that holding such a position, she would represent Labour’s values and represent the voice of the membership honestly, without being compromised by the vested interest of a Cabinet or Ministerial position. She is up against three other candidates for the Deputy Leadership position - Alan Kelly, Seán Sherlock and Michael McCarthy. Joan Burton and Alex White are contesting the

position of leader of the party. Previously, Deputy Conway expressed her support for Alex White as leader. Former Leader of the party, Eamon Gilmore, resigned last week after Labour polled disastrously in the local and European elections. Nominations for the two positions closed at 12 noon last Tuesday and a new leader and deputy leader of Labour are expected to be elected by 4th July, next.

Kyne voices support for Burton and Kelly in Labour leadership positions By Paul Mooney LABOUR Party stalwart and former Councillor, Billy Kyne, has voiced his support for Joan Burton as Labour Party Leader and Alan Kelly as Deputy Party Leader. Mr. Kyne was a wellknown and popular Councillor on Waterford County Council and Dungarvan Town Council for the past three decades. He stepped down as a politician before the local

elections in May. Speaking to the Dungarvan Observer, Mr. Kyne said he made it clear that he would be supporting and voting for Minister Joan Burton as Party Leader, and Minister Alan Kelly as Deputy Party Leader. “I made this announcement before Deputy Ciara Conway announced she was running for Deputy Party Leader,” Mr. Kyne pointed out. He said the two positions of leadership are a very difficult job and it is understood that Mr. Kyne will

maintain his commitment to support Minister Burton and Minister Kelly for the leadership positions. The two leadership positions of the Labour Party opened up after Tánaiste and former leader, Eamon Gilmore’s resignation, following the thrashing Labour received at the ballot box in the recent local elections. Labour was left with no MEPs and only one sitting Councillor in the whole of Waterford County and City. Following her press conference held at the Lookout, Dungarvan, last

Monday afternoon, Deputy Conway responded to Mr. Kyne’s support of Burton and Kelly, saying the Labour Party “is a democratic party” and its members “are entitled to vote as they wish”. Deputy Conway said she was not surprised at Mr. Kyne’s announcement, indicating that he may not have known she was running for the Deputy Leadership position. “The Labour Party is a broad church and there are many different views,” she said. Deputy Conway

described the leadership positions as a “big job” with lots of hard work to do within the Labour Party. She admitted she may not be as well known as the other candidates who are running for the leadership position, but pointed out that her platform is different. “I think it speaks to the core of Labour values,” said Deputy Conway, speaking to the local media. “I hope it will resonate, and I’m sure it will resonate with the membership all over the country,” Deputy Conway added.


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‘Supporting Safer Communities’ campaign launched by Gardaí National ‘Crime Prevention Day of Action’ against theft from vehicles By Paul Mooney AN Garda Siochána launched its ‘Supporting Safer Communities’ Campaign last week with a focus to engage with and raise awareness within the community of initiatives aimed at preventing crime, reducing fear of crime and promoting community safety. The campaign gives Gardaí in County Waterford an opportunity to further pledge its commitment to enhance and develop policing in partnership with communities throughout the county, in order to promote and support safer communities. The engagement of

Dungarvan Gardaí with the local communities is aimed at reducing the opportunity for crime, while also reducing the fear of crime and promotion of community safety. This campaign will also reaffirm the Garda ethos of ‘community policing’ throughout Dungarvan and County Waterford. The primary focus of the campaign and beyond will include high visibility policing in the local communities; a focus on theft from vehicles, crime prevention and reduction; road safety; and supporting victims of crime. In tandem with the ‘Supporting Safer Communities’

Campaign, the Gardaí will also promote a national ‘Crime Prevention Day of Action’ against theft from vehicles. The aim of the national day of action against theft from vehicles is focused on reducing and preventing theft from vehicles. When leaving your vehicle unattended, owners should lock and secure their vehicles and not leave valuables on view inside the car. Further information on the ‘Supporting Safer Communities’ Campaign and other crime prevention advice is available at Dungarvan Garda Station, as well as, and the Garda Facebook page.

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1. € 220 is the average value of items stolen from cars between March 2013 and 2014

1. Secure all doors, close all windows and put on your car alarm if you have one even if its only for a short period of time

2. € 6.6 million worth of property was taken including € 1million in Cash

2. Take valuable property with you

3. Cash, laptops and mobile phones are the most targeted items

3. Do not leave property on view inside your car-this includes when parked outside your home

4. 1 in 4 cars parked in driveways were unlocked when broken into

4. Park in well lit & secure areas particularly overnight

5. 1 in 3 cars had windows smashed and property taken because the property was on view inside the vehicle

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Waterford dog Darcy named overall ‘Golden Paw Hero Dog’ THE Irish Kennel Club sponsored by Gain Foods launched a nationwide completion on The Late Late show several weeks ago searching for The Golden Paw Hero Dog award. Irish Dog for the Disabled volunteer and local woman, Mary Curran, heard the appeal and knew exactly who needed to be nominated. Darcy a Dog for the Disabled who had been partnered with Nathan Lonergan in Waterford City. There were five categories to enter, including Rescue Dog, Life Changing Dog, Police Dog, Companion Dog and Guide/Therapy Dog. Mary contacted Frances and David Lonergan, Nathan's parents and asked their permission to put Darcy in for the category of Therapy Dog of the year. Then together with the help of fellow Irish Dog for the Disabled volunteer and another local woman,

Sar'anne O'Rourke, the application was submitted. Nathan was diagnosed at three years of age with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. This has affected Nathan with balance coordination problems, delayed speech and language, sensory problems, difficulty with fine motor and social skills. Nathan’s parents, Francis and Dave were told that it would be a possibility that Nathan would be wheel chair bound as he would not be able to negotiate steps and or kerbs etc., and eventually due to lack of use and exercise of his legs Nathan would become permanently wheelchair bound. Nathan was partnered with Darcy when he was five. Since then Nathan’s life, and consequentially his family’s lives, have changed immeasurably. Nathan trusts Darcy and Darcy is Nathan’s sincerest confidant. If Darcy allows people to talk to him and he allows them to pet him, then they must be ok for Nathan to

talk to as well. Hence Nathan’s confidence and social skills have grown but also his vocabulary as he speaks to people he never would have been able to speak to before. Before Darcy, Nathan walked predominantly on his tippy toes but now when walking with Darcy he walks heels down because Darcy is there to steady Nathan and, most importantly, Nathan knows he can depend on him. Darcy stands and acts like an anchor for Nathan if Nathan falls down and helps him get to his feet. Nathan can now negotiate steps and curbs and the first time Nathan climbed a flight of stairs his Mum cried with relief and pride. Like many people with disabilities Nathan’s confidence can be very low and he can be reluctant to venture outside, curtailing opportunities for exercise, but due to Darcy, and because Nathan loves Darcy, they now go for walks, which has strengthened Nathan’s legs by tenfold, empowering him with

the strength to climb that flight of stairs. Purely due to frustration Nathan can become very agitated with simple chores such as getting dressed, or Nathan can become very startled by loud noises, but not anymore as Darcy has a very calming influence on Nathan, making life and his surroundings far easier to cope with than before Darcy came. But, most importantly, Darcy is Nathans best friend. To watch Nathan, a child who would have been severely curtailed by disabilities, playing chase and tug of war with his dog, and to watch as Nathan’s Mum Frances blows bubbles and Nathan and Darcy race together to burst them, one cannot help but wonder at the power of these assistance dogs. Everyone involved was thrilled to be informed that Darcy had made it to the finals and were to attend the Awards Ceremony last Tuesday, 27th of May. Darcy with Nathan went on to win their category of

Frances, Nathan, Dave Lonergan and Darcy. Overall Best Guide / Therapy Dog, but everyone was overcome with emotion when the president of the Irish Kennel Club announced Darcy as the Overall Golden Paw Hero Dog Award and he is now

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Literary audiences to descend on Lismore for Travel Writing Festival – Immrama Free family fun programme announced LITERARY audiences have packed their bags for Lismore in County Waterford as global travel writers top the bill for the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing from June 12th to 15th. A fun filled family programme was unveiled at Lismore Castle for this the twelfth year of the festival. Award winning author and journalist Tim Butcher and broadcaster Charlie Bird are among those due to tell their tales of travel at the festival weekend. Tim worked at the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, covering all major conflicts across the Balkans, Middle East and Africa. His first book, Blood River, an account of his 2004 journey through DR Congo overland from Lake Tanganyika and down the Congo River, reached Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and his latest book ‘The Trigger’ is receiving rave reviews internationally. Charlie Bird who has had a long and distinguished career in Irish Journalism will take to the stage at the festival at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th. Charlie will discuss his travelling adventures of late which have been documented in a series of highly successful programmes including Charlie Bird Travels to the Arctic and the North Pole, Charlie Bird Travels the Amazon River, and the Ganges River in India. He also documents tracing the journey of the famous Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean and travels to the South Pole. Opening the festival on Thursday, June 12th, for a book launch are authors Diana Gleadhill, Alan Murphy, Michael McMonagle and Paul Clements. On Friday, June 13th, a panel discussion will be lead by Paul Clements focusing on the Richard Hayward, a popular travel writer, singer and actor from the middle years of the twentieth century. Hayward wrote twelve travel books about Ireland,

including Munster and the City of Cork, In Praise of Ulster and Where the River Shannon Flows. On the 50th anniversary of his death his legacy is being retrieved. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion looking at the reasons why some of Ireland’s best-known writers have been forgotten. Those taking part in the discussion are Alannah Hopkin, Manchan Magan, Michael Fewer and Paul Clements, author of the Richard Hayward biography. On the morning of June 14th writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan will host a writing workshop and historian Donald Brady will host a talk, international expedition leader and mountaineer Michael Whelan will host a lunchtime reading. Getting the show on the road on Sunday morning, June 15th, the festival-Man Mark Graham who will host a literary breakfast. Jan Rotte, Co-ordinator of the Immrama Festival, says the festival programme is of true travel caliber,“Travel and travel writing is certainly popular in Ireland right now, we have visitors booked from right across the country. We are delighted that these top international travel writers will join us in Lismore this year; it will be a fantastic weekend in Lismore with lots on offer not just for keen travel writers and enthusiasts but activities for all the family to enjoy.” Families are in for a treat on Sunday afternoon with a ‘Free Family Fun Sunday’ programme on offer. A host of entertainment will be on offer with live music in the town park from Smokin Doves and Avi McGourty and face painting, dance and storytelling all in the Millennium Park in the picturesque heritage town of Lismore bringing the festival to a close on Sunday evening, June 15th, author Mícheál de Barra will discuss his first book ‘An Bóthar go Santiago’ his diary of the 900km walk. Full details of festival see or call (058) 53803.

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Top five baby names in Waterford THE most popular baby names in 2013 were Jack and Emily, according to statistics released from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Jack retains the top position it has held every year since 2007, while Emily has retained the number one spot that it first claimed in 2011. Nationally, there were 764 babies named Jack last year, while there were 625 babies named Emily. THE TOP FIVE The top five boys’ names in 2013 were: Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Seán. The top five girls’ names in 2013 were: Emily, Emma, Sophie, Ella, and Amelia. In comparison with fifty years ago (1963) the top five names in the country were: John, Patrick, Michael, Paul and James for boys, while Mary, Margaret, Catherine, Ann and Anne were popular for girls. BREAKDOWN In a breakdown of the CSO figures, James was a popular name for boys in 2012 and 2013 in County Waterford, while Daniel was the most popular name for babies, in 2011. For girls, Amelia was a popular name for babies in 2012 in County Waterford, while Emma and Kate shared joint popularity in 2013. Ella was the most popular name in County Waterford for baby girls in 2011.

‘The Great War’ film event THIS coming Saturday, 7th June, a unique film day will be held in Ardmore, which explores the inside track on the making of films in the early 20th Century. Hosted by renowned film historian and film maker, Kevin Brownlow, at the Molly Keane Writer’s Retreat, Dysert, Ardmore, the presentation, titled ‘The Great War’, promises to be an enjoyable day for any film buff. Attendees will be taken back in time to another era - the old silent and black and white movies. The event will be held from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Tickets priced €80, which includes morning / afternoon tea/coffee and a two course lunch, with a special offer of €65 per head for group bookings of four or more. For more information, contact 024-94225, or 087-2970692.

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Closing date fast approaching for Blas na hÉireann awards THE closing date for the 2014 Irish Food Awards Blas na hÉireann, is fast approaching and nominations are being sought from County Waterford food producers and companies. Competition organisers are looking for the very best in Irish food and drink products and the passionate producers who make them. Now one of Ireland’s most

recognised food awards, Blas na hÉireann has over 80 categories, as well as awards such as ‘Best Artisan’, ‘Best in Farmers Market’, ‘Chefs Choice’, ‘Best New Product’, and ‘Supreme Champion’. Agricultural Minister, Simon Coveney said Blas na hÉireann has become “the premium awards in the food industry for producers across the country”. There have been numerous Blas na hÉireann winners from County

Waterford over the past number of years, and winners get to display the Blas na hÉireann symbol on their products, which previous, independent research shows leads to an increase in sales. The awards competition, which attracts thousands of entries from around the country, is now in its 7th year, and all County Waterford food companies are invited to enter. All entries are blind tasted by a

team of over 350 judges in two tranches, including top chefs, journalists, industry experts, inspired home cooks and academics. The final closing date for entries to the 2014 Blas na hÉireann is 17th June, while the awards ceremony will be held in October. For more information on entering the competition, application forms and details of rules and categories, check out

National Recreation Week 2014 NATIONAL Recreation Week takes place from 2nd to 8th June, 2014.The focus of National Recreation Week is to give young people an opportunity to participate in new activities that they have not done before. Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford City &

County Council and local clubs and community groups have organised a number of events across the City & County. Check out the listings below and contact the relevant person to book your spot today! http://waterfordsportspartnership.blogspot.i e/2014/05/national-recreation-week-2014.html

RTÉ Taste of Success A NEW RTÉ One series, The Taste of Success, will see members of the public and local producers compete to get their unique food product on the shelves of Lidl Ireland’s 140 supermarkets. This competition is open to anyone at all who has a wonderful food idea. So it might be your granny’s delicious bread recipe, a tasty new jam or sauce combination you’ve concocted or your special occasion desert. You might have dreamed up an innovative new health food product or it could

even be your own home brew! It can be any food category you like - the most important thing is that entrants must submit their own unique product. The winner could net a prize worth at least €100,000, including a massive €50,000 in cash for coming up with the next great Irish food product. Just go to for an application form or follow @RTEtastesuccess. Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 11th June 2014.

Waterford County Council hosts a Civic Reception for the Lismore Intermediate Camogie Team, All-Ireland Club Champions [Sean Byrne] 2014 – County Mayor, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan presents a framed scroll to Lismore's Captain Shauna Curran.


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Local residents have sent a petition to Waterford County Council to erect fencing to protect children in the estates from the estuary at Knockateemore. Despite requests over the years it has remained unprotected.

Local Residents Petition Local Authority to Act A SMALL section of the unprotected walkway in Waters Edge alongside the Estuary steps away from residents housing. This area has a dangerous drop in to the estuary and much further along children can step directly on to the Estuary and dangerous mud banks. Residents of Cruachan, Waters Edge and River Lane, Knockateemore, petition Local Authority to act immediately and erect fencing protecting children living in the estates from the dangers of the Estuary.

Since McInerney Homes Limited left the development 6-7 years ago there has been no ownership of the estates from Liquidators KPMG or Local Authorities. Residents have been left in limbo having to take responsibility to maintain common areas. Despite requests from local residents the area has not been sealed off and locals fear for the safety of children living in all three estates. In sections the drop to the estuary is dangerous and erosion has added to the immediate danger. It is a major health and safety concern for all

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parents with children living in the area that needs to be secured immediately. The local authority and local Councillors have a duty to ensure serious incidents are prevented. The ownership of the estates is irrelevant, where such serious concerns exist. Petitions and letters have been sent to each of the recently elected Dungarvan/Lismore area Councillors, Director of Planning Services, and Senior Executive Engineer, Waterford County Council.The residents expect a satisfactory response to resolving this serious issue without delay.

Design a European Flag for Children EUROPE DAY 2014 COMPETITION WHEN the Second World War ended Europe’s leaders decided to work together to resolve their problems. There are now 28 countries in the European Union (EU). The EU has its own Parliament where people can democratically elect whoever they like best. Some EU countries have interests that are different to others.To live together peacefully everybody must accept everybody else as they are. Each country lives according to its own traditions, language and culture. The EU celebrates it’s birthday on 9th May each year. The EU’s motto is: “United in Diversity”. The competition is open to all 1st to 5th Class students in Waterford City and County. Completed entries can be dropped in to any of the 11 branches of Waterford City and County libraries by 30th June. Call in to your local library in the City or County to pick up an entry form. Competition organised by the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre which is located at the Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. First Prize: A trip to the Copper Coast Geopark for yourself and your whole class.There will also be runner up prizes. The winners will be notified in September 2014.

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Accessible Transport FOLLOWING on from Waterford Disability Networks “Brainstorming Event” our next committee meeting, on the 23rd June is concentrating on the topic: “Issues people with disabilities Face in assessing Public Transport” including the following: 1. Public Transport (buses, taxis or trains)

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Commemoration event marks dissolution of Dungarvan Town Council By Paul Mooney THE dissolution of Dungarvan Town Council was marked last week with a Mass of Thanksgiving and a commemorative dinner, which was attended by Town Council staff and elected members (past and present). Under Environment Minister Phil Hogan’s reform of local government, Dungarvan Town Council ceased to exist as and from 31st May, 2014, bringing to an end 115 years of local governance in Dungarvan town. The new amalgamated authority, Waterford City and County Council, assumed jurisdiction over Dungarvan from the now defunct Town Council. As one of her final acts as Mayor of Dungarvan, Cllr. Teresa Wright, held a Mass of Thanksgiving last Thursday evening in the Town Hall Theatre (which was the old Town Hall) on Friary Street, followed by a commemorative dinner at the Park Hotel, to mark the dissolution of the Town Council. The Very Reverend, Canon William Ryan, PP, Dungarvan, celebrated the Mass of Thanksgiving and praised the work of the Town Council over the years. “There is so much we need to give thanks for -

thanks to the people who worked in the Urban Council, the people who were members of the Urban Council, for the pride of place and work done on behalf of the people of the town,” said Canon Ryan. He said it was thanks to the hard work of the Council, which has made Dungarvan a better place to live in and an inviting place for visitors. “The first reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes said there is a time for everything under Heaven, and it seems the time has come for this form of local government to end. It has evolved over the centuries to its present form and given that history, I’m sure will continue to evolve and change, hopefully always for the good of the people of the town and county. “Our celebration has a sense of past, present and future as we give thanks for the past, we celebrate in the present and we look to the future,” added Canon Ryan. Speaking at the commemorative dinner, Mayor Wright said the evening was tinged with sadness, regret and poignancy, as it was her last official function as Mayor. “We are here for the final act of Dungarvan Town Council,” said Mayor Wright. “It is a farewell to those who served the Town Council and people of the

Pictured above at the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated in the Town Hall last Thursday night on the occasion of the dissolution of the Town Council are front from left: Michael Quinn, Town Manager; Cllr. Teresa Wright, Mayor of Dungarvan; Cllr. Nicky Sheehan, Deputy Mayor; and Anna Landers, Town Clerk. At back: Councillors Tom Higgins, Micheál Cosgrove; Ann Marie Rossiter; Damien Geoghegan, Mayor of County Waterford; Gerry O’Mahony; and Billy Kyne.

town so well for the last 115 years,” she said. Mayor Wright said an organisation is only as good as its staff. “I know the staff of Dungarvan Town Council have served both the town and hinterland so very well

over the years, and I would like to thank those staff, indoor and outdoor,” she said to applause. “They were dedicated workers and while they had great fun, they still got their work done for the Council.”

Pictured above are former members of the Town Council or Dungarvan Urban District Council who were present at the Mass of Thanksgiving last Thursday night on the occasion of the dissolution of the Council. Front from left: Damien Dillon; Mayor of Dungarvan, Cllr. Teresa Wright; Angela Creedon; and Ciara Conway, T.D. At back: Denis McCarthy, former County Manager, and Dungarvan Town Manager; Martin Walsh; and Paddy Power.

Mayor Wright also expressed thanks to former Councillors of the Town Council. “You served your community very well and served in times of little resources,” she pointed out. She also thanked the executives of the Council for working so well with the public representatives and staff over the years. “My time in the Town Council lasted 15 years and I enjoyed every

minute of it. We had a lot of different parties involved, and at times raised tempers, but I don’t think we ever lost that friendship between the nine Councillors.” Mayor Wright said Councillors on Dungarvan Town Council were always able to put their party politics aside and work in the interests of the people of the town. “Some fantastic projects were carried out in Dungarvan - such as

Smarter Travel, the construction of the Presentation Community Development Centre, and a new policy on playgrounds, which was never done before in Dungarvan,” said Mayor Wright. Following the dinner, a commemorative medal, along with a scroll, was handed out to members of staff at Dungarvan Town Council and elected members, past and present, who attended on the night.

A marble bench, which was unveiled on the last day of Dungarvan Town Council, Friday, 30th May, 2014, which is dedicated to all those who served Dungarvan Urban District Council and Dungarvan Town Council over its 115-year existence, from 1899 to 2014.

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An historic moment, 5.00 p.m., Friday, 30th May, as staff of Dungarvan Town Council leave the office and close the doors for the last time. Under Environment Minister Phil Hogan’s reform of local government, Dungarvan Town Council was abolished, along with other Town Councils around the country. The newly merged Waterford City and County Council takes over as the local authority. Left to right: Liam Moore, Traffic Warden Supervisor; Margaret Coffey, staff; Anna Landers, Town Clerk; Bríd Veale, staff; Josephine Harty, staff; and John Kearney, Traffic Warden.

Major success for Smarter Travel with usage exceeding 300,000 trips By Paul Mooney THE Smarter Travel project ‘Go Dungarvan’ has proved to be a major success story for the town after the Project Co-ordinator revealed figures showing the infrastructure along the old railway tracks in Abbeyside has exceeded usage of 300,000 trips. Tom Rogers, Project Co-ordinator, told the final meeting of Dungarvan Town Council, which was held in May, that between March, 2013 and February, 2014, there were nearly 250,000 trips along the tracks. He said that as of the third week of May, “that figure has exceeded 300,000 trips”. “That is a phenomenal number and it keeps going up and up - it is being used significantly and it is a massive figure considering the population of Dungarvan,” Mr. Rogers pointed out. He told the Council that there are at least seven counters located along the Smarter Travel infrastructure which measures the amount of times the facilities are used each day by walkers and cyclists, which allows the project team to analyse and evaluate usage. He said initially, the facilities were used in a 72/28 split between walkers / cyclists, but now those figures are split 60/40 for walkers / cyclists. He said that there was a 72 percent increase in usage of the Smarter Travel facilities over two days during the Festival of Food in 2014, compared with the previous year. The numbers of people using the ‘Hopper Bus’ service during the Festival of Food in 2014 also increased on the 2013 figure. Dungarvan received €7.2m in 2009 to spend over a five year period (which ends in 2016) in relation to the Smarter Travel project. The main objective of the project is to shift travel modes and encourage the use of walking and cycling as a choice of sustainable transport, which will in turn improve the health and

wellbeing of people. As Dungarvan is a pilot town for the Smarter Travel project, national policy decisions will be based on how successful the project is here. Despite the abolition of Dungarvan Town Council, the Smarter Travel project will continue, as its budget of €7.2m was ringfenced and it has its own specific mandate to fill in relation to Dungarvan town, regardless of the newly formed authority, Waterford County and City Council. Mr. Rogers expressed thanks to Dungarvan Town Council for their support of the Smarter Travel project. “Without the support and commitment of Dungarvan Town Council from the beginning, this would never have been achieved,” said Mr. Rogers. He reiterated that the Smarter Travel project is a five year programme, as many people had high expectations of seeing immediate results. “We still have a long way to go before the end of the programme,” he said. “Change takes time, and change could take up to 30 years for something as significant as this.” Members of the public are updated on the progress of Smarter Travel through newsletters published by ‘Go Dungarvan’, as well as their website, Outgoing Mayor of Dungarvan, Teresa Wright, expressed thanks to Mr. Rogers and his team for their enthusiasm for the project. “It has been one of the most successful projects Dungarvan Town Council has supported,” said Mayor Wright. Concurring, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan said some of the best work Dungarvan Town Council has completed over the past number of years has been through ‘Go Dungarvan’ Smarter Travel. “The figures show that the track is in constant use and it goes to show that the public have very much

bought into it and have voted with their feet and gone out and used the facilities,” said Cllr. Geoghegan. Cllr. Micheál Cosgrove said people were initially slow to adopt to change at the start. “I think the fruition of the project is coming to light now and they can see the reason for it,” said Cllr. Cosgrove. “Although there were a lot of discussions about ramps at the start, the message to motorists was that if you were coming into Dungarvan, to slow down. I believe that message has been received now.” Cllr. Cosgrove agreed that there were many positive aspects to the Smarter Travel infrastructure around the town, and said the link-up with the Déise Greenway project would also benefit the town. “An increase in footfall will increase economic activity,” he said. Councillor Tom Higgins also concurred, and said he was delighted by the recent announcement of further funding for the Déise Greenway project, which will link up Dungarvan with Waterford City. “It will be a fantastic boom for Dungarvan and people will walk from Waterford City to Dungarvan, like they do from Glasgow to Fortwilliam in Scotland,” he pointed out. Cllr. Ann Maire Rossiter said there were some issues with landowners along the Durrow to Suir Valley section of the Greenway. However, Mr. Rogers said he truly believed there will be a positive outcome for everyone in relation to the Déise Greenway. Cllr. Geoghegan said he understood that people who were opposed to the Greenway were won over when they saw the benefits happening around Dungarvan, thanks to the Smarter Travel project. “It is crucial the Council gets unanimous support from the public and landowners for the Greenway project,” he added.


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NOW that the original coalition partnership of Eamon Gilmore’s Labour and Enda Kenny’s Fine Gael has been fractured by the resignation of the Labour Leader, the floodgates of anti-austerity have been opened and, like Pandora’s Box, may not be easily closed again. Pandora’s Box suggests harsh consequences and negativity, a view which is firmly held by Fine Gael, who feel that the time for ending austerity and deviation from the present economic course has not yet arrived. Such is the opinion reported to have been enunciated by local TD, John Deasy last week, when he suggested that concessions to Labour would be both wrong and inadvisedly populist at the present time. This is a view reiterated by An Taoiseach this week. However, one of the frontrunners for the Labour leadership and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton has been making very forceful suggestions that the days of austerity are coming to an end. Her colleague and candidate for the Deputy Leadership of the party, local TD, Ciara Conway has also acknowledged that mistakes were made in all of the contentious areas and holds that a whole new approach is required. She cites “energy, humour persistence and patience” as necessary attributes for the task, and also adds decency and humanity, not all of which have been obvious to date in this administration. However, better late than never and those who are still without their medical cards and other necessary benefits will be glad to hear of Labour’s change of heart. There is no doubt that Labour took the brunt of the blame for the medical card fiasco and the proposed water charges and lost many good Councillors two weeks ago as a result. Likewise, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, a very reasonable and logical politician also

acknowledged that those issues together with the entire Garda controversy has damaged his party and the Government in general. However, the Taoiseach does not appear to be as reasonable or as likely to relax the crippling burden on the less well off and appears not to see any lesson in the recent election results. Speculation is still rife in some quarters that he might be recruited for the European Presidency, but it is difficult to see why. With just two candidates declared for the Labour Leadership and four for the post of Deputy Leader – including Deputy Conway - and four weeks of campaigning and election ahead, the junior coalition party is going to be somewhat diverted from the work of Government in the meantime. Speculation has also started about the possible make-up of the new Labour Cabinet team. There are bound to be changes depending on who assumes the mantle of leader, not least about the future of Minister Gilmore in a revised administration. It would be wrong not to acknowledge the enormous level of work and achievement of Eamon Gilmore over the past three years in government as he courted European and world leaders to stabilise and enhance our reputation as a viable state. His deficiencies were domestic, he lost contact with the people and was poorly served by those who should have alerted him at home. It will be a long four weeks to the 4th July, with many internal and public scenarios to be played out in the Labour party and while Joan Burton may be the current forerunner, nothing can be certain until the votes are counted.

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014

End of an era THE term ‘end of an era’ is one which is overused, but when an elected authority ceases to function after 115 years of capable administration, then it is an event worthy of the phrase. The doors closed on Dungarvan Town Council and Waterford County Council last Friday evening without fanfare or acknowledgement from within or from outside the organisations and staff departed their respective buildings all but unnoticed. The final business was transacted under the old authority titles and the seals which gave authority to official documents were locked for the final time. The Council Chamber, which even in its relatively short fifteen years had seen many significant events, was already being reconstructed to accommodate the larger body, but no one knows yet how widely it will be used by Waterford City and County Council. It is equally unknown how much more effective the new administration will be, but those from the locality who have given it some thought already realise that the days of walking into the Civic Offices with a problem and walking out with a solution are now gone. Much of the business of the town and County – as far west as Ballyduff and Tallow - will be conducted in the City and regardless of the quality of the service in Dungarvan, people will have to communicate with the City Offices for much of their business. One of the primary arguments for amalgamation of the various bodies was that it would save money, but with meetings being held at the extremity of the County, Councillors travel costs are bound to be greater. Likewise with inspections by staff around the County, their travel is also likely to be increased incurring greater cost. That is not to take account of the loss of stature for Dungarvan, Lismore and Tramore which have lost their Councils and Mayoralty and a team of representatives dedicated to the advancement of their towns. Dungarvan now has only one member of the Council elected from the old Dungarvan urban area that in itself a loss of prestige. We can but await a verdict on the new Council and see how well it caters for the needs of Dungarvan and West Waterford.

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RTÉ One and Lidl announce ‘The Taste of Success’

“We want you!” Dungarvan-based Chef, Paul Flynn, of the Tannery Restaurant and Lidl Brand Ambassador, encourages food producers to enter ‘The Taste of Success’.

Calling all Munster Foodies - turn your food passion into a €100,000 prize! IMAGINE turning your passion for food into a life changing career? RTÉ One and Lidl Ireland have launched an incredible new

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Proprietor and Chef, Paul Flynn of the Tannery Restaurant, cooks up a Tray Bake.


great Irish food product. A new RTÉ One series, The Taste of Success, will see members of the public and local producers compete to get their unique food product on the shelves of Lidl Ireland’s 140 supermarkets. The series is determined to discover the best new food products around the whole country so it’s staging road shows all around Ireland throughout June and July. Fishy Fishy Celebrity Chef Martin Shanahan has signed up to be Munster’s Chief Mentor and he’ll be at the Cork Summer Show on June 15th. But if you want to be one of the lucky contestants there with him, you have to get your application in now! Closing date is June 11th 2014. This competition is open to anyone at all who has a wonderful food idea. So it might be your granny’s delicious bread recipe, a tasty new jam or sauce combination you’ve concocted or your special

occasion desert. You might have dreamed up an innovative new health food product or it could even be your own home brew! It can be any food category you like - the most important thing is that entrants must submit their own unique product. Just go to for an application form or follow on @RTEfood Or you could watch Lidl Brand Ambassador Paul Flynn on /watch?v=NOjRgHMrptc Closing date for applications is Wednesday June 11th 2014. Your unique food product could net you a prize worth at least €100,000. This includes a €50,000 cash prize, a 3% royalty on the product while it’s listed in Lidl – for a minimum of 6 months, to a value of at least €25,000 but potentially more if the product continues to sell – and €25,000 product development and marketing support.

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National Bike Week 2014 NATIONAL Bike will be held from 14th to 22nd June, 2014, with cycling events all over the country, organised by local authorities, community groups, charities and cycling groups. Waterford City and County Council in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership, Go Dungarvan and local community groups and schools are hosting lots of events across the City & County. Check out s for a full listing of events in Waterford.

Ministers wish students good luck in exams THE Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D., and the Minister for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon, T.D., are sending their best wishes to all the students who are beginning the Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations today. 118,673 students are due to take their places in 4.962 exam centres across the country from this morning. English is the first subject on the timetable and the exams will continue until June 19th for Junior Cert and June 20th for the Leaving Cert. This year, 54,933 students will sit the Leaving Cert, including the Leaving Cert Vocational programme, 3,042 will do the Leaving Cert Applied while 60,698 will sit the Junior Cert.

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Slimathon na Rinne Committee and participants presenting cheque to Niamh and Áine (Pieta House).

Funds raised for Pieta House FOLLOWING some fundraising acitivity earlier this year, we were delighted to be able to donate funds towards Pieta House. Since initiating our events, a new Pieta House is being proposed for Waterford and we are delighted that all monies raised will stay within our own local region. Thanks to all of our supporters, participants and friends, a total sum of €1940.00 was raised. ‘Slimathon na Rinne’, which proved to be extremely popular and great fun, was run over 14 weeks at Tigh Mhuirithe, Ring. This event was organised and managed by Sinéad, Breda, Áine and Marie, with our top 2 losers (Máiréad and Tom) both losing over 2 stone each to claim the much sought after ‘title’, which was an absolutely wonderful achievement. Over 50 people partici-

pated and the total weight loss for all slimmers was over 19 stone. The ‘Slimathon’ would not have been such a success without the participation of the ‘weighers’. A special thanks should also be mentioned to Sean Organ of WLR FM who added to the excitement by announcing weekly updates on his week-end breakfast programs. Total fund raised from the Slimathon was €1,640.00. Neil O Muirí and his team of darts professionals David Condúin and Liam O’Droma ran their Annual Darts Tournament on St. Stephen’s Day in Tigh Muirithe. A full house and well run tournament ensured another successful contribution to our fundraising efforts. Thanks and well done to all involved and to everyone that participated. A special thanks to all of the sponsors who

Neill O Muirí, David Condúin and Darren O Droma presenting cheque to Áine Uí Lonáin and Niamh Connelly (Pieta House) from funds raised at their Annual Darts Tournament. Missing from photo Liam O Droma. contributed towards making this event such a success, in particular, to CLG na Rinne for their generous donation.

Funds raised from this event also go to Pieta House-Waterford. Total fund raised on this occasion was €300.00.

You can keep updated on various fund-raising activities and event information on the new facebook page dedicated to raising aware-

ness and funds to progress the opening of Pieta House in Waterford on ‘Dungarvan Supports Pieta House Waterford’.

Consistent decline in births to teenagers for over a decade

HSE welcomes a further reduction in the number of births to teenagers in 2013 while ongoing reduction indicates success of sexual health education programmes

THE HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme has welcomed the birth figures released Friday, 30th May by the Central Statistics Office, showing a further decline in the number of births to teenagers, from 1,639 in 2012, to 1,381 in 2013. Since the establishment of the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (formerly the Crisis Pregnancy Agency) in 2001, the total number of births to teenagers has decreased from 3,087 in 2001 to 1,381 in 2013, a decline of 55% over 12 years. This equates to a decrease in the teenage birth rate from 20 per 1000 of women aged 15-19 in population in Ireland in

2001 to 10.4 per 1000 of women aged 15-19 in population in 2013. Welcoming the figures, Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director of Health and Wellbeing, said: “The rate of teenage births in Ireland has halved over the last 12 years. The consistently downward trend in births among teenagers demonstrates a positive change in our society over the last decade. Our ongoing research in this area shows that young people are listening to sexual health education and health promotion messages about the importance of using contraception to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STIs.’ ‘Several studies in Ireland show that the majority of teenagers in

Ireland are 17 or older the first time they have sex. While a minority of young people are sexually active before this age, we know that the vast majority use contraception. Over this period there has been a significant increase in the amount of information and resources available to young people, parents, teachers and school principals, through a significant partnership approach with the Department of Education. Relationships and Sex Education has a huge part to play in the figures outlined today with research showing that those who received sex education were 1.5 times more likely to have used contraception the first time they

had sex compared to those who did not receive sex education.’ The HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme also provides an education programme,, which includes a website for young people, parents and teachers, and an extensive education resource pack for teachers and youth workers. Dr. O’Keeffe continued; ‘We believe that parents’ role in sexuality education needs to be strengthened and more parents supported to provide relationships and sexual education throughout their children’s lives. It’s important that parents start communicating with children at an early age about relationships and sex, delivering age-appropriate and accurate

information to create an environment where children will feel comfortable in discussing the subject as they get older. ‘The HSE has developed a number of DVD’s and booklets to help parents communicate with their children about relationships and sex at different ages. These resources are available free of charge from’ ‘The HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme will continue to work with parents, teachers and organisations who work with young people to ensure that young people continue to receive age appropriate, accurate and trustworthy information about relationships and sexual health.’


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Bausch and Lomb crisis Loss of 200 jobs devastating blow to Waterford - Cullinane SPEAKING in response to the announcement that there may be 200 jobs lost at the Waterford multinational Bosch Lomb and a 20% pay cut for workers, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Workers’ Rights Senator David Cullinane said: “This news is devastating for

Waterford”. There is just no other way to describe the announcement that job losses of this scale are on the way at Bosch and Lomb. “The company has been in Waterford since 1980 and is a large employer in the city.

“The prospect of further job losses is a shocking and brutal blow to a city and region that is already devastated by very high levels of unemployment. “The veiled threat behind the announcement by the company is despicable.

“Even worse is the fact that workers and their union SIPTU were not consulted or briefed by the company prior to the announcement. “Instead the rumour mill was used with the result that workers are still unsure as to what the future hold

for them. This is a disgrace and not acceptable." "Questions must also be asked about the timing of this announcement and it potentially being delayed because of the local and EU elections. Any such political interference adds salt to the wound,” he added.

Cullinane meets with Vice President of Bausch and Lomb SINN Fein Senator David Cullinane met with the Vice President of Bausch and Lomb Angelo Conti to discuss the company's proposal to seek 200 redundancies and a pay cut of 20% for all staff. Senator Cullinane pressed Mr. Conti on his engagement with the workers, the poor way the announcement was handled and what efforts were being made by Government to save jobs.

Speaking following the meeting Senator Cullinane said: “I held a 30 minute meeting with the Vice President of Bausch and Lomb Angelo Conti”. “I impressed upon him the importance of the company to Waterford, the stark jobs crisis in the city and county and the necessity to save as many jobs as possible,” said Senator Cullinane. "Mr Conti explained the rationale behind their announcement and the

need to achieve savings to ensure the company remains viable. “I challenged Mr Conti on his refusal to engage with the work force and their trade union SIPTU at an earlier stage. “The company simply presented the workers with a fait accompli under a threat of closure. “I appealed to him to negotiate in good faith with the union with an effort to save jobs and prevent pay

cuts. "Mr Conti was reluctant to say whether the figure of 200 job losses and a 20% pay cut was non negotiable. “He said in overall terms savings had to be made and that this would ultimately come down to discussions with SIPTU. "I also pressed him on the level of contact with Minister Bruton and the timing of the announcement. “He said the Minister

Now it’s down to the unions to get the best deal possible - Conway “THE news from Bausch and Lomb this week is devastating and my sympathies go out to all the workers and their families at this worrying and uncertain time,” said Waterford Labour Deputy, Ciara Conway. “It’s a horrible prospect that’s facing workers and their families, and Waterford as a whole. “The company is being bullishly clear in their intentions – so now it’s down to the unions to get the best deal possible for the workforce. “I’ll be meeting the unions again and stand with them and the workers in the task they’re facing. “I’m also backing calls for funding from the Strategic Investment Fund to be earmarked for Waterford. It’s clear

that we are in crisis and action is needed. “This case shows how important it is that companies recognise and work with unions. “Earlier this month the Cabinet signed off on new collective bargaining laws and this means that legislation is being prepared to support the rights of workers to engage in the process collective bargaining with their employers. “The new law will provide a right for workers to bargain as a unit and it will provide a means for workers, via their trade unions, to obtain a binding decision from the Labour Court, in turn enabling improvements to their pay or terms of employment, if the employer refuses recognition. It’s vital that unions are

was informed of a rationalisation strategy months ago and that the Government agencies are supportive of the company. “However he said no concrete proposals were made by Government as of yet. “He also rejected a claim that the announcement was postponed due to the timing of the local and EU elections. "I have contacted the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise

and Innovation seeking an urgent meeting. “I have also written to the Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee Damien English requesting that the Minister appear before the committee next week. "The announcement of job losses and pay cuts in Bausch and Lomb is a disaster for the workers, their families and the local economy. “Every effort needs to be made to save jobs. I fully

support the union in their negotiations and wish them well. "The Government need to act urgently and put in place high level interventions to help sustain and create jobs in Waterford. They must implement the South East Economic Development Strategy (SEEDS) with immediate priority given to the creation of a technological university for the Southeast,” he added.

Government accused by Fianna Fáil of putting politics over people FIANNA Fáil’s Spokesperson on Jobs, Dara Calleary, has accused the Government of allowing politics take precedent over the welfare of staff at Bausch and Lomb in Waterford. Deputy Calleary has said it is alarming that the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton knew about impending job losses at the Waterford plant for months but failed to intervene or inform the Dáil. “By sitting on this information until after the local and European elections Minister Bruton was clearly

putting politics before people,” said Deputy Calleary. “We are talking about large-scale job losses directly effecting hundreds of people and with the potential to devastate to the Waterford economy. And yet Minister Bruton didn’t see fit to intervene or inform the Dáil,” said Deputy Calleary. “The staff at Bausch and Lomb are being treated appallingly. Not only have they been let down by the Government, those whose jobs are not being cut right away are now being threatened with huge pay cuts.

“The workers have been put in a terrible position of accepting a new salary that’s simply not enough to pay the bills, or losing their jobs entirely. “It’s devastating for staff and their families. “I want to know what Minister Bruton is doing now to support the staff and to salvage as many jobs as possible at the company. The Minister is quick to release boastful statements about job creation during election times, but not so quick to act when jobs at risk.” added Deputy Calleary.

Statement by Minister Richard Bruton

allowed to put forward the case for their members. “In the case of Bausch and Lomb the Labour Relations Commission is ready to assist if needed.

“There’s strength in unity, and now is the time for us all to stand together for Waterford – for its workers and for its future,” added Deputy Conway.

“MY first thoughts are with the workers at Bausch & Lomb and their families as they face an extremely difficult and uncertain situation last Thursday,” said Minister Richard Bruton. “I note that the company has stated that its clear preference is to keep the Waterford plant open. “I also note that a similar restructuring process in the past year at one of its other plants internationally resulted in the plant remaining open and receiving investment from the company to position it for future expansion. “I along with my Department and IDA have been engaging with Bausch & Lomb for several months on these issues, in an effort to secure as many jobs as possible for Waterford. The Department and IDA have proposals ready for substantial financial support for a major investment in the plant by

the company, in order to secure its future and position it for expansion, in the event that restructuring is successful. “All the supports of the State will be made available to any workers affected by redundancy. “Furthermore, the industrial relations bodies of the State stand ready to assist the two sides to reach agreement on a restructuring plan, if required. I urge both sides to engage constructively in discussions in order to secure the future of the plant in Waterford and position it for future investment. “While we have seen much positive news on the jobs front in recent days, weeks and months, today’s news is a reminder we must fight continually to remain competitive, to win new investment and jobs and also to maintain the ones we have,” he added.



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Six Waterford Restaurants competing for All-Ireland titles at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 In Association with the Sunday Independent Life Magazine Nationwide Restaurants, Hotel Restaurants and Chefs to be honoured at prestigious awards SIX Waterford restaurants celebrated their success at the Munster Regional Irish Restaurant Awards, and will now go on to represent their county for the national titles at the AllIreland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 in association with the Sunday Independent LIFE Magazine. Best Restaurant in Waterford, sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Wakefield Wines • The Tannery Best Chef in Waterford, sponsored by La Rousse Foods • Paul Flynn of The Tannery Best Hotel Restaurant in Waterford, sponsored by Pallas Foods • The Munster Room Restaurant @ Waterford Castle Best Casual Dining in Waterford, sponsored by Bunzl McLaughlin • Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar Best Gastro Pub in Waterford, sponsored by Total Produce • Merry’s Gastro Pub Best Wine Experience in Waterford, sponsored by Classic Drinks • L’Atmosphere Restaurant Best Customer Service in Waterford, sponsored by • La Boheme Restaurant The All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards 2014 will take place on Monday, 9th June in The DoubleTree by Hilton, Dublin, to name and fame the top restaurants in the island of Ireland for 2014. The night will see an expected crowd of up to 800 fellow restaurant owners, staff and industry experts to gather in The DoubleTree by Hilton to

celebrate their hard work and achievements in the run up to the coveted Awards. Nominated across nine winning categories, restaurants from Waterford will face competition in a pool of 32 county award winners and a shortlist of Dublin restaurants in each category, kindly sponsored by Dalcassian Wines & Spirits and Wakefield Wines, La Rousse Foods, Pallas Foods, Bunzl McLaughlin, Total Produce, Classic Drinks, and Heinz. Speaking of the upcoming Awards, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins said; “In their sixth year now, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to go from strength to strength. Each year, the awards cast a spotlight on the brightest and best players on the Irish restaurant scene. The Irish Restaurant Awards are the awards everyone wants to win. This year our online nominations doubled bringing us to a staggering 19,000 votes for Ireland’s favourite restaurants, chefs, gastro pubs, hotel restaurants and customer service experience. “We celebrate the award winning cuisines and the great restaurateurs and chefs who are constantly bringing international recognition and accolades to the Irish restaurant scene. Restaurateurs are entrepreneurs, and that is reflected in the fact that the restaurant sector is the biggest employer within the hospitality industry. We provide employment to 64,000 people and the industry has annual sales in excess of €2 billion; on the night, everyone is a winner.”

Paisti o Scoil Naisiunta na Rinne a dhein an chead chomaoineach i seipeal Naomh Nioclas, Rinn Ua gCuanach leis an t-Athair Conchuir O Ceallaigh agus na Muinteoiri on scoil. [Michael Kiely]

Elbow Pain - Is it Tennis Elbow or Nerve Pain? By Tomás Ryan BSc., AHS, Ph. Th. MIAPT, Registered Physical Therapist based in Clonmel & Thurles

AN ongoing soreness into the outside area of our elbow is quite a common nuisance injury that people experience with prolonged gardening, manual work and even racquet sport activities. We commonly self diagnose that problem as Tennis Elbow which is known also as Lateral Epicondylitis due to the tendon attachment s to the Lateral Epicondyle bone of the Elbow. Below are the symptoms and tests that help diagnose Tennis Elbow. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS • Outside Elbow Pain that started 2-3

months ago that came on gradually • It is sore during activities but the pain doesn’t stop you from doing any labour intensive work or playing racquet sport hobbies such as Tennis or Badminton • Simple things like turning a Door Knob, using a screwdriver, Ironing clothes or cleaning a floor with a cloth aggravate the pain PAIN WITH THE FOLLOWING EXAMINATION TESTS • Resisting bending the wrist backwards (into extension) with your opposite hand • Applying resistence against bending your middle finger backwards • Bending the wrist inwards with overpressure from your opposite hand • Clinching your first for 3-5 seconds • Tenderness on the outer corner of your elbow joint where the extensor & Supinator tendons join the lateral epicondyle bone. • Locking the elbow outwards into a straight line joint and turning the elbow inwards. We need to Differentiate Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) from Posterior Interosseous Nerve Compression Posterior Interosseous Nerve is a branch of the Radial Nerve that threads through the

supinator muscle that attaches to the lateral epicondyle bone of the elbow joint. The differentiating symptoms of Posterior Interosseous Nerve compression are A) Weak grip, B) Pins & needles into thumb & Index finger and middle finger. C) Importantly tenderness into the upper half of the supinator muscle which is approximately 2-3cm below the tender point for Lateral Epicondylitis which would suggest the condition is in fact nerve impingement. MANAGEMENT & TREATMENT As I have written previously Chronic Tennis Elbow can be treated initially by manual softtissue work coupled with icing the area followed by isometric exercises to initiate tendon painfree contraction. Mobilisation of the elbow joint by gliding the medial forearm with the fist clenched assists also in reducing symptoms. Progress is noted with painfree forearm stretching once the Patient can commence stretching the muscles of the elbow joint. Progression from the isometric strengthening exercises would include holding a light weight and slowly bending your wrist backwards (into extension) without pain.

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

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Bride and Blackwater Against Pylons BRIDE and Blackwater Against Pylons decided that we should investigate the impacts of placing pylons across the River Blackwater. We enlisted the help of Denis Murray of Blackwater Boating in Cappoquin who came not only with canoes but with an in depth knowledge of the river and history of Cooples Quay

in Tourin. Thank you Denis! The Cooples was the site of a river quay used by the owners of Norrisland Castle, for a time the Greatrakes family. A few yards down river of the quay is the old ford which was used as a crossing of the river. This is where St. Declan crossed the Blackwater on his journey to

Ardmore. B贸thar na Naomh was the name given to the road that St. Declan travelled from Drumroe, where he was born on his journey to Ardmore. B贸thar na Naomh is part of St. Declan's Way. This was the ancient road from Lismore to Cashel. In all, this roadway was 56 miles long, and was used by the general

public as an important travel route. Just west of this spot is 'Round Hill' close to Lismore which intersects with the Cashel route where another ford across the Blackwater was situated. From Cooples Quay we could see back into Cappoquin with the Knockmealdown Mountains looming in

the background. The stunning scenery left us in no doubt that this is a place not to be spoiled.The only sound that could be heard was the flow of the river and this tranquility cannot be destroyed by the hum from 150ft pylons. The following pictures speak louder than words!! And we only had one pylon....



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A group of Benefit 4 students receiving their certificates of completion for taking the Basic Internet Skills course with Dungarvan Enterprise Centre. Back row left to right: Mags Durand O'Connor (Centre Manager), Grace Kirwan, Breda Byrne, Nuala De Paor, Cait Christopher, Sean De Paor, Elizabeth Dunne, Abynia Drohan, John Paul Drummy. Front row left to right: Mary Duggan, Reena McDonnell, Patricia Murphy, Eileen Tinnelly, Brid Burke, Sheila Lannen, Joan Ronayne, Anna Thompson. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Getting online with Dungarvan Enterprise Centre FOR the Past few months the Dungarvan Enterprise Centre has been running Benefit-4 computer course. The Benefit-4 Programme is a Government grant initiative providing funding to third sector and not-for-profit organisations for the provision of digital literacy training. The objective of the programme is to get more people online. Dungarvan Enterprise Centre partnered with Carlow Community Enterprise Centre to roll out this scheme.

These classes were held for people who are unfamiliar with using the internet. The classes were a tremendous success, a total of seventy people availed of the courses. The Enterprise Centre held seven courses in total, the duration of each course was four weeks, and the course fee was a very affordable €10.00. A lot of people who attended the course were older members of the community who are now busy booking flights, catching up with family using Skype, and

paying motor tax online; all these are tasks have now become part of everyday life. An increasing amount of Government services are now on- line, therefore the Internet has now become a vital tool for all. The Benefit - 4 computer classes has given people the confidence to do these tasks with ease.The course has increased the confidence of the participants by providing them with the tools to go online safely in their own homes. They also enjoyed the social aspect of working together

as a group. One of the attendees Anna Thompson talks about the course as “The greatest course that I have been on, I have learned all the practical aspects of the internet, I am now booking flights and ordering online these are all things I could never do before!” John Kelly another attendee found “The tutor Mags Durand O’Connor very patient and good at explaining the course content” Dungarvan Enterprise has a

busy month ahead as it has designated the month of June as Digital June, where a range of programmes are scheduled, such as E-commerce Clinics, these one-to-one clinics are for anyone with an online business, who needs help with strategy and marketing. This is followed by and an Introduction to Digital Marketing, this is a two day programme being hosted by Justin Kearns of Shadow Marketing, who are the sole distributor for Purple Wifi in

Ireland. Dungarvan Enterprise Centre is also holding an open evening with the Digital Marketing Institute; this open evening will be particularly useful for anyone who is considering taking the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. By the end of Digital June we will all have updated our digital skills. For more information contact 058-23598 or

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Speakers at the ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’: Uplands Community Partnership Conference at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan: Front row: Mario MacRory, Muddyboots Guided Walks; Pat Dunne, Chairman, IFA Hill Committee; Carmel Fox, CEO Ballyhoura Development; Dr. Mary Tubridy, Secretary, Irish Uplands Forum; Dorothy White and Philip Geoghegan, Wicklow Uplands Council. Back row: Martin Galvin, Connemara; Frank Nugent, Chairman Irish Uplands Forum; Brendan McGrath, Planning Consultant and Author; Professor Frank Rennie, Highlands and Islands University, Scotland; Dr. Mike Sweeney, Copper Coast Geopark and Declan Mulhearn, Comeragh Community Development Group. [David Clynch Photography]

THE Branch held its Annual Flag Day and Church Gate Collections over the weekend of May 24tha nd 25th. We know money is in very short supply and there is very little to spare, but people recognise that others need help desperately and they gave what they could with generous hearts. The people of Dungarvan and district have always supported our branch and we are very grateful for their help. Over the two days they contributed over €2,800 which at this time is really wonderful. We are also grateful to the people who willingly gave up a couple of hours of their time to help with the collection. Fortunately most of them were indoors thanks to the shops who gave permission to collect inside. The people who were collecting at the Masses on Saturday and Sunday got the worst of it due to the cold and the heavy showers. To the people who gave money and to those who held buckets we thank you all most sincerely.

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Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Chamber staff, Catriona Connery and Claire Walsh, pictured with Mark Costello, AA Fire Safety, at the Afterhours event in the Fire Station. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Jenny Beresford, Chamber Business Development Manager; Patricia Murray, Murray's Pharmacy; Joe Curtin, AA Fire Safety, and Ann Marie Rossiter, Capitol Cleaners.[Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Pictured at the Afterhours event were Clare Morrissey, Park Hotel; Michael Connolly, Home Instead Senior Care, and Mary Beresford. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Pat Whyte, Whyte's Corner Ltd.; Matt Houlihan, Printmaster; Joe Curtin, AA Fire Safety, and Joe Murphy, Joe Murphy Warehousing, pictured at the Afterhours event. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Jenny Beresford, Chamber Business Development Manager; Joe Curtin, AA Fire Safety; Colette Bannon, President Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, and Billy Hickey, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Joe Curtin and Mark Costello, AA Fire Safety, pictured with the Fire Simulator which they had on display at the Fire Station. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


Calling all Waterford Toddlers It’s Toddle Time! THE Cow & Gate Big Toddle for Barnardos takes place across the country during the month of June. Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the toddlers of Waterford to dust off their super-hero capes and lace up their runners and take part in the Cow & Gate Big Toddle for Barnardos this June. The Toddle is a half mile sponsored walk and families, crèches, schools and groups can register for the event of the year for young children in Ireland by visiting or by phoning 1850 222 300. You will receive a free fun pack that includes everything you need to organise your Big Toddle! Together, Ireland’s Little Heroes will travel 24,901 miles, the circumference of Planet Earth, in a bid to raise €200,000 for Barnardos. Mums, dads, grandparents, parenting groups, schools and crèches can register their Little Heroes for this fun sponsored walk now at Last year toddlers from Waterford toddled 736 miles! The Cow & Gate Big Toddle for Barnardos is a fun way to raise funds to support the vital work that Barnardos does with children and families in communities all over Ireland. A Big Toddle can be held anywhere at any time during June. Everyone who registers will receive a free Big Toddle pack in the post with all the fun stuff they need to organise a Big Toddle for their Little Heroes – hats, stickers, medals, posters and more. The entire cost of the pack and materials has been covered by Cow & Gate, so all funds raised by Ireland’s toddlers go directly to support Barnardos work.


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Waterford Nursery scoops medal at Bloom CLASHMORE based Shadyplants was awarded a bronze medal at Bloom, the annual gardening, food and family festival brought to you by Bord Bia.This medal was one of forty-four awarded for displays within the Floral and Nursery Marquee while twenty-two medals were awarded to the show gardens. A highlight in the social calendar for green fingered enthusiasts, foodies and those who enjoy a great family day out, Bord Bia’s Bloom ran for five days over the June Bank Holiday weekend in Dublin’s Phoenix Park from Thursday, 29th May, until Monday, 2nd June. Now in its 8th year, this year’s show features 30 breathtaking show gardens, over 120 Irish food and drink producers, 50 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and almost 200 retailers, all within a 70 acre site. Following the medal presentation, Gary Graham, Bloom Show Manager, Bord Bia said:“Once again we have been blown away by the standard of gardens at Bloom this year.The designers have shown great imagination, skill and dedication in producing their breath-taking creations. From peaceful havens, lush and colourful wetlands to inspiration from none other than Mrs Brown herself, the gardens deliver not just visually, but emotionally in both the ‘concept’ and

‘show garden’ categories. I would like to thank and congratulate all of the designers on a truly fantastic job well done.” FESTIVAL FUN AT BLOOM The highly experienced and renowned team of Bloom judges, led by head judge Andrew Wilson, award winning garden designers and Chief Assessor for the RHS for show gardens, spent over two days meticulously observing and deliberating before announcing the anticipated results this morning. The judging panel awarded a total of 22 medals to show garden designers including; 7 Gold, 6 Silver Gilt, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze. There were 11 gold medals awarded in the Floral and Nursery Marquee, which showcases the very best of floral nurseries in Ireland. Over 45 nurseries and florists are exhibiting this year, with the Best in Show award going to W.S Warmenhoven. The Association of Irish Floral Artist Awards also saw four gold medals awarded this year, with Martha O’Kelly winning Best in Show in the Spellbound category. VIP VISITORS AT BLOOM Bloom Patron President Michael D. Higgins officially opened Bloom at 11.00 a.m. on Thursday morning last. The President and Mrs. Higgins toured the show gardens where they met the medal-winners,

designers, and judges. The President also stopped by Bord Bia’s Food Village where he delivered a Presidential address. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, visited the show and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny also visited later in the day. Other VIP visitors to Bloom over the course of the weekend included Donal Skehan, Neven Maguire and Catherine Fulvio. The chefs appeared on the Quality Kitchen stage for live cookery demonstrations, tastings and a chat with the host and well-known foodie Ella McSweeney. BUDDING BLOOMERS Budding Bloomers has a vibrant mixture of features to keep children entertained and active, from toddlers to fifth classers. Children are encouraged to play, learn and grow at Bloom! Better still, children up to 16 go free*! BORD BIA’S FOOD VILLAGE The Food Village at Bloom once again provided visitors with a vast array of food options that tantalised the taste buds and satisfied all visitors. This year the Artisan Food Market returned to Bloom with over 60 artisan suppliers, showcasing the finest artisan foods that Ireland has to offer. The market stalls,

which were run by the producers themselves, provided a unique opportunity for visitors to learn first-hand about the products on offer and how best to prepare them at home. Foodies found a fantastic range of top quality, locally produced beef, lamb, pork, poultry and fresh fish products, all of which carry the Bord Bia Quality Assured stamp, at the Meat, Fish and Poultry Market in the Food Village this year – perfect for all aspiring chefs and amateur cooks! BLOOM FRINGE 2014 New to Bloom 2014 is Bloom Fringe. Presenting Dublin City as a green, growing and activated city is the concept for Bloom Fringe 2014. The Bloom Fringe 2014 festival is an ‘on the edge’ event across the capital and its main focus was to highlight Dublin's passion as a collaborative, creative and bio-diverse and green city, centred around the vibrant growing community gardens with offshoot events held at the many interesting and innovative shops, café’s, galleries and free event locations which promote sustainability, green infrastructure and community involvement. Follow Bloom on or join the conversation on Twitter @Bloominthepark and #bloom

La Bohème Restaurant, Waterford wins Best Customer Service Award for Waterford at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2014! THE Munster Regional Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards in association with LIFE Magazine took place in Limerick Strand Hotel recently where the top restaurants in Munster were selected from the customer nominations for 2014. Waterford City and County had multiple nominations across many sectors

of the industry and among those nominated for multiple awards were La Bohème Restaurant in Waterford. Proprietors Christine and Eric Théze were thrilled to discover that they had won the ‘Best Customer Service,’ award for Waterford sponsored by The Dining Room especially against such amazing competition in the

city and county. Speaking about La Bohème winning the Best Customer Service award, owner Christine stated; “Here at La Bohème we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to give each and every one of our customers a dining experience beyond comparison by using superb local produce, providing

Padraic O'Gallagher, President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland; Eric Theze, Chef/Owner of La Boheme Restaurant, Waterford and Dean Kennedy, Account Manager, Dining, Sponsors of Best Customer Service Category.

excellent customer service and attention to detail. We were honoured to be nominated by so many of our customers and delighted to win the Best Customer Service award at the Irish Restaurant Association Awards for 2014. We are looking forward to the national finals in June 2014 and cannot thank our customers enough for their continued support.” The restaurant awards are the best accolades in the Irish Restaurant Industry and most coveted throughout the industry as they recognise achievement and excellence in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry of Ireland. Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association commented;“Interest in the Irish Restaurant Awards has grown year on year, and as our awards are the only in Ireland to have a Mystery Judge element, we can really stand over the entire process.”

Tourism Officer Mary Houlihan pictured with Colin Murphy from the Irish Uplands Forum at the ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’: Uplands Community Partnership Conference which took place at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. [David Clynch Photography]

Helen Lawless and Nicky Hore from Mountaineering Ireland pictured at the ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’: Uplands Community Partnership Conference which took place at The Park Hotel, [David Clynch Photography] Dungarvan.

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Increase in births for County Waterford THERE was an increase in the total number of births in County Waterford during the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the previous year. According to figures released by the Central Statistics Office, there were a total of 230 births (135 male and 95 female) in County Waterford during the fourth quarter of 2013, whereas there were only 184 births in County Waterford during the same period in 2012. Of the 230 births in County Waterford last year, 145 births were to married mothers, while 85 were to unmarried mothers,

with 48 of those births to parents who lived at the same address. Six mothers in County Waterford who gave birth during the fourth quarter of 2013 were under the age of 20; 25 mothers were aged 20 to 24 years; 41 mothers were aged 25 to 29 years; 85 births were to mothers aged 30 to 34 years; 57 births were to mothers aged 35 to 39 years; while 16 births were to mothers aged 40 and over. Of the 85 unmarried mothers in County Waterford, 27 births were to mothers aged under 25; 21 births were to mothers aged 25 to 29; 29 births were to moth-

ers aged 30 to 34 years; five births were to mothers aged 35 to 39; while three births were to mothers aged 40 and over. On the other end of the spectrum, there were 113 deaths recorded in County Waterford, during the fourth quarter of 2013, 65 which were male and 48 which were female. Of those 113 deaths, 44 were to malignant neoplasms; 31 deaths were to diseases of the circulatory system; six deaths were from diseases of the respiratory system; 10 deaths were from external causes; and 22 deaths were listed as ‘all other causes’.

There were no infant mortalities or neonatal mortalities in the fourth quarter of 2013, in County Waterford. YEARLY SUMMARY 2013 County Waterford had a total of 919 births in 2013 (495 male and 424 female). Of those births, 589 were to married couples, while 330 were to unmarried couples, of which 189 births were to unmarried couples who shared the same address. Of the 919 births in County Waterford in 2013, 21 were to mothers aged under 20 years; 84

Touraneena beaten by An Sean Phobal in the Western Primary Schools Allianz D Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Garranbane beaten by St. Mary’s in the Western Primary Schools Allianz A Camogie final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

were to mothers aged 20 to 24 years; 170 births were to mothers aged 25 to 29; 335 births were to mothers aged 30 to 34 years; 263 births were to mothers aged 35 to 39; while 46 births were to mothers aged 40 and over. Of the 330 births to unmarried mothers, 97 births were to mothers aged under 25 years; 90 births were to mothers aged 25 to 29; 99 births were to mothers aged 30 to 34 years; 39 births were to mothers aged 35 to 39 years; and five births were to mothers aged 40 and over. The total number of deaths in County Waterford in 2013, was

463 (249 male and 214 female). Of the total number of deaths, 163 were to malignant neoplasms; 153 deaths were to diseases of the circulatory system; 40 deaths were due to diseases of the respiratory system; 25 deaths were due to external causes; and 82 deaths were registered as all other causes. During 2013, there were a total of four infant mortalities and two neonatal mortalities. SUICIDE According to the CSO figures, there were a total of eight suicides recorded in County Waterford in 2013 - all male.

“FOALING AROUND” – Ellen Regan, Glendalligan, admiring the one week old colt foal at Ballymarket, owned by Pat Ahearne. [Jim Daly]

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



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Pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyside who received their First Holy Communion in St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside. Included are Fr. Ned Hassett; Fr. Richard Doherty; Fr. Michael Enright; Ruaidhri De Paor, School Principal and Ms. Niamh Kenneally, Class Teacher. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Pupils from Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyside who received their First Holy Communion in St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside. Included are Fr. Ned Hassett; Fr. Richard Doherty; Ruaidhri De Paor, School Principal; Geraldine Barry, Class Teacher and Bernadette Kirwan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media



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Waterford County Council hosts a Civic Reception for the Lismore Intermediate Camogie Team, All-Ireland Club Champions 2014 – At the reception were Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, County Mayor; Cllr. Jan Rotte, Mayor of Lismore; Michael Walsh, County Manager; Brian White, DOS WCC; Pat Murphy, Chairman Waterford Camogie Board; Cllr. Pat Nugent, Cllr. James Tobin; Cllr. Declan Doocey, Cllr. John Pratt, Team Members and Mentors. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

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Leinster left without an MEP as Munster wins every Ireland South seat THE Boundary Commission’s decision to dissolve the old Ireland East constituency may have had more far-reaching consequences than intended, if one considers the outcome of the EU elections in Ireland South. All four newlyelected Ireland South MEPs hail from either Cork or Kerry, leaving Leinster (with the exception of Dublin, of course) entirely without local representation in Europe. Although former Ireland East MEPs Nessa Childers and Mairead McGuinness have found new nests in the constituencies of Dublin and Midlands-North-West, one hopes they will not abandon the concerns of their old constituents in Leinster. Back to the new Ireland South MEPs, and you can’t get more Cork than poll-topper Brian Crowley.The Fianna Fáil veteran scored a whopping 180,829 votes - over 27 per cent of the vote - all the more astounding when you consider his dismal attendance and voting record in Brussels over the last four years due to health problems. Confined to a wheelchair since a childhood accident, Crowley has undergone over 25 operations on his legs, but it never stopped him getting around his constituency. Indeed, the 50-year-old has openly attributed the secret of his success to plain, simple, old-time canvassing. In an interview at the polling station in Cork, he notably did not reference any achievements, legislative or otherwise, that he may have secured in Brussels. “Over all these years, I’ve been out visiting villages, towns, people in their homes. Europe is complicated. You can’t explain it through a leaflet or a brochure. You actually have to go out and speak to people, answer their questions. People appreciate that. Obviously it’s time consuming, but that’s the most effective way.” One could ponder whether it’s the most effective way of carrying out the duties of an MEP, or simply of securing re-election, but there’s no disputing the massive popular endorsement for Crowley. Arguably, his success

came at the expense of his FF running mate, anti-pylon campaigner Kieran Hartley. Hartley was eliminated after the 11th count with 64,357 votes, but declared himself “proud to represent the Fianna Fáil party”. He met “decent people” around the country on his first entry into politics and encountered “an appetite for honesty and truth”. “That’s where our politics has to go,” he said. The Sinn Féin tide that swept the nation carried political newcomer Liadh Ní Riada to safely claim the second seat on the fourth count. A native of Ballyvourney in west Cork, Ní Riada polled an impressive 125,309 votes on the first count, and party leader Gerry Adams travelled to congratulate her in person at the Nemo Rangers GAA club. A group of traditional singers also marked her achievement with a performance of ‘Mo Ghile Mear,’ a favourite song of her late father, composer Sean O’Riada. Ní Riada has promised to use her role in Brussels to work towards tripling the amount of funding being accessed by Ireland and channel it into developing rural jobs. Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s bold gamble of fielding an improbable three candidates in Ireland South seems to have paid off. The reelection of sitting MEP and former GAA President Sean Kelly was never really in doubt, but the election of former senator Deirdre Clune is major fillip for a party whose morale was badly dented in the local and European elections elsewhere in the country. Kerryman Kelly took the third seat on 121,566 votes, while Cork-based Clune clung on until a nailbiting tenth count to claim the fourth seat with 74,370 votes. Fine Gael’s third candidate in Ireland South, Wicklow TD Simon Harris, was initially polling better than Clune, and although he lost out on a ticket to Brussels, his final tally of 70,808 was also remarkably impressive. Kelly described his party’s double victory as “a great day for the Fine Gael family,” while Clune said she looked forward to representing

the people of Ireland South with Sean Kelly. There was no sign in the Fine Gael victory camp of the bickering over posters and territory that marred the party’s pre-election campaign in Ireland South. However, in hindsight, a cynic could suggest that the territorial rows over posters and patches may well have helped raise the profile of FG’s lesser-known candidates. Being in the spotlight did no favours for outgoing Labour MEP Phil Prendergast though; the outspoken Tipperary-based MEP was forced to concede a resounding defeat after the ninth count with just 42,213 votes. It seemed that Prendergast was damned both for being a member of Labour, and for publicly denouncing her party leader - although that call now seems prophetic given Eamon Gilmore’s pending resignation from the helm of the Labour Party. “We did our very best and could do no more,” said Prendergast, who magnanimously congratulated all her rivals on their success. Retaining her lively sense of humour in defeat, Prendergast tweeted from home, “have 4 duvets washed now, weeding next.” Elsewhere, two of Ireland South’s most colourful candidates managed to poll very respectably on their first electoral outings, although they ultimately lost out to bigger hitters. Anti-bailout campaigner and Independent candidate Diarmuid O’Flynn claimed just over 4.6 per cent of the poll, while Green Party candidate Grace O’Sullivan achieved 4.23 per cent. O’Flynn, a Cork - based sports journalist, looked at the larger perspective when considering his loss. “The bigger thing here is that we have managed to get the bank debt back on the agenda, and specifically the promissory notes issue,” he said. Tramore-based ecologist O’Sullivan confessed herself “delighted and humbled” by her share of the vote, but refused to speculate as to whether she will now run for the Green Party in the general election.

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Pictured are Geraldine Murray and Margaret Martin from the Padre Pio Rest Home in Cappoquin at the Chamber Afterhours event in the Fire Station. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

‘Save Mad Man’s Wood’ Family Day Walk in the Woods Dunmore East . . . ON Sunday, 15th June, a family day walk will be held in the woods around the Heaven Hotel Dunmore East, in support of the Tree Preservation Order ( TPO ) being sought by the 'Save the Peoples Wood Campaign. The Tree Preservation Order will be voted on by the new Waterford City and County Council in the coming months. If passed it will give legal protection to all the trees in the Green Belt surrounding Dunmore East. The walk will be led by tree expert Mr. Andrew St. Ledger of The Woodland League. In a short introduction before the walk Andrew will explain the importance of Trees in the environment, how they maintain clean air quality, stop soil erosion and flood-

ing, add beauty and charm to a locality, provide a picturesque skyline, flora and fauna and a unique Ecosystem. Mr. St. Ledger will also explain how woods when managed well can contribute to the economic well being of the village, as well as being a wonderful amenity for local families and visitors. The walk will start from the Heaven Hotel at 3.00 p.m. and will return to the hotel after 4.00 p.m. where there will be stalls, with tree preservation information, petitions plus music and fun for kids and all the family. The event is organised by the 'Save the Peoples Wood Campaign' and supported by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions and Unite. All are welcome.



In the Courts …

Dungarvan District Court & Wa t e r f o r d C i r c u i t C o u r t ADDRESSES - Addresses in Court stories are given to us by the Courts Service, who in turn receive them from the Gardaí. Any error in an address, where the address of the defendant is not updated, rests solely with the system and the address cannot be changed by the Dungarvan Observer.

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Bench warrants issued  A MAN who failed to appear in court last week had a bench warrant issued for his arrest. Pawel Ligierko (34) with an address at 23 Cluain Garbhan, Dungarvan, is accused of allegedly being in possession of a article (knives and other articles) contrary to Section 9 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act; and public order charges of allegedly being intoxicated in public and allegedly using threatening, abusive language and behaviour in a public place, at John Treacy Street, Dungarvan, on 20th April, 2014. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Terence Finn was told that there was no valid reason for the accused’s absence. Judge Finn issued a bench warrant for the accused’s arrest.

 A BENCH warrant was issued for the arrest of a man who failed to appear in court last week. John Keenan, with an address at 6 An Cluain, Youghal Road, Dungarvan, did not appear at Dungarvan District Court last week to answer a charge of failing to pay a fixed charge notice, issued by Traffic Warden Supervisor, Liam Moore, for parking a vehicle in a manner prohibited - that is on a footpath and causing an obstruction for pedestrians, at Mary Street, Dungarvan, on 2nd September, 2013. Judge Terence Finn issued the bench warrant for the accused’s arrest when he failed to appear in court to answer the charge.

Killian Kelly from IT Tralee and Daire O hUallachain from Teagasc pictured at the ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’: Uplands Community Partnership Conference which took place at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. [David Clynch Photography]

Woman claimed illness benefit while working A DUNGARVAN woman who claimed €6,736 in illness benefit while working had her case adjourned so arrangements can be made to pay the money back to the Department of Social Protection. Amanda Jayne O’Regan, with an address at 21 Cluain Garbhan, The Burgery, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to failing to notify the Department of Social Protection of changes in her circumstances, on 7th February, 2011, and making false statements to receive benefits, on 17th March, 2011. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, State Prosecutor Frank W.

Hutchinson, prosecuting on behalf of the Minister for Social Protection, outlined the case to Judge Terence Finn. Mr. Hutchinson pointed out that while there were five counts of making false statements to receive benefit, on various dates between March, 2011 and January, 2012, he said the prosecution would accept a plea of guilty on one of the charges, along with a plea of guilty on the charge of failing to notify the Department of Social Protection about a change in her circumstances on 7th February, 2011. Mr. Hutchinson told the court that the accused was receiving illness benefit

in relation to uncontrolled epilepsy from 2010, and began employment with Care Choice Ltd., in 2011. “She continued to draw illness benefit while working,” said Mr. Hutchinson. “During that time, she received €6,736.” Mr. Hutchinson pointed out that the Department, in certain circumstances, will allow illness benefit while a person is working certain hours and terms, but the person needs to go through a formal process which would include a medical assessment to be carried out. “She did not apply to go through that process,” Mr. Hutchinson said.

Dungarvan man sent forward for trial A DUNGARVAN man was sent forward for trial on a charge of alleged assault causing harm. Wayne Ducey (20) unemployed, with a current address at 9 Boher Mocuda, Lismore, is accused of alleged assault causing

harm at T. F. Meagher Street, Dungarvan, on 24th November, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn that the Book of Evidence has been served on the accused. Judge Finn made an

order sending the accused forward for trial to the present sittings of Waterford Circuit Criminal Court, commencing on 3rd June, 2014. Speaking to the accused, Judge Finn warned him that he has 14 days to furnish the prosecution

with details of any witnesses he may call to the trial. Failure to do so and those witnesses will not be entitled to offer evidence. Bail was granted to the accused, along with free legal aid, with solicitor David Burke and one counsel assigned.

“She continued to draw illness benefit while employed,” He said that to date, none of the benefit funds have been repaid by the accused. Mr. Hutchinson outlined to the court that the penalty open to the court is a fine up to €2,500 and / or six months in jail. He said the court has discretion in relation to penalty. The accused has no previous convictions. Solicitor David Burke said his client acknowledges that she did not go through the formal process with the Department to be assessed whether she

could draw benefit and be employed. He said his client has not worked since and is about to go for treatment in relation to her illness. “She is existing on her illness benefit,” Mr. Burke said. Judge Finn said that over €6,000 has been lost to the Exchequer. Mr. Hutchinson said the Minister for Social Protection was obliged to seek recompense in the matter. Judge Finn adjourned the case to 10th September, 2014, so an arrangement can be made between the accused and the Department to pay back the money.

Man fined for theft from shop A FINE was handed down to a Bonmahon man who admitted stealing from a Kilmacthomas shop. Christy Guiry (37) with an address at 2 Templevrick, Bonmahon, pleaded guilty to the theft of a bottle of vodka, valued at €32.54 and three pork chops, valued at €4.54, from Centra Foodmarket, The Square, Kilmacthomas, on 7th March, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge

Terence Finn that Gardaí investigating the theft went to the home of the accused, who admitted the theft. He said both the vodka and pork chops were recovered. Solicitor David Burke said his client is unemployed and has some medical issues. “My client has no previous convictions for theft of any nature,” said Mr. Burke. “He has learned a valuable lesson.” Judge Finn handed down a €300 fine for the theft charge.

Driving offence struck out after donation made to court poor box

Niamh Budds from Waterford Leader Partnership pictured with Isabel Canbie from South Tipperary Rural Development Company, Declan Rice and Harry Everard both from Kilkenny Leader Partnership at the ‘Who Cares for the Uplands’: Uplands Community Partnership Conference which took place at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. [David Clynch Photography]

A DRIVER who is known for driving slowly along the N72, knocked a cyclist from his bike while overtaking, it was heard at last week’s Dungarvan District Court. Berty Neville (76) with an address at 45 New Street, Lismore, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and consideration, contrary to Section 51 (A) of the Road Traffic Act - a charge which was reduced from careless driving, contrary to Section 52 of the Road Traffic Act - at Ballynahemery, Dungarvan, on 1st June, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan

District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn that on the date in question, Gardaí responded to a road traffic collision which occurred between a car and a bike near Cappagh, along the N72. “The accused was driving his vehicle at a slow speed. He overtook a cyclist and when he saw an oncoming car he pulled back in, knocking the cyclist from his bike,” said Sgt. Allen. “The cyclist was taken to hospital with a fracture.” Sgt. Allen said the

accused is known in the area for driving slowly along the N72. The accused has no previous convictions. Solicitor Neil Twomey said his client has been driving since 1962 and has never been in court before. “My client believes it was his wing mirror which collided with the handle bars of the bike as he pulled in to avoid the oncoming vehicle,” said Mr. Twomey. A €200 donation was made to the court poor box and Judge Finn struck out the charge.


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Possession of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ charge struck out A WOMAN who was found in possession of ‘Magic Mushrooms’ had a drugs possession charge struck out after she made a donation to the court poor box. Laura O’Grady (28) with an address at Boley, Ballycullane, Wexford, pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court, to being in possession of psychedelic drugs psilocybin and psilocin, commonly known as ‘Magic Mushrooms’, for her own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at T. F. Meagher Street, Dungarvan, on 2nd October, 2011. The case had been adjourned to allow the accused to gather a €500 donation for the court poor box. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, solicitor David Burke said his client has paid the donation. Judge Terence Finn struck out the drugs possession charge.

Donation to court poor box A MAN found in possession of amphetamine had the charge struck out after he made a donation to the court poor box. Paul Regan (46) with an address at 73 Congress Villas, Dungarvan, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court, to possession of amphetamine for his own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at Congress Villas, Dungarvan, on 23rd May, 2013. The case had been adjourned to allow the accused to gather a donation of €200 for the court poor box. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, solicitor David Burke said his client has paid the €200. Judge Finn struck out the charge.

Man fined for possession of drugs

Chamber Afterhours at Dungarvan Fire Station hosted by AA Fire Safety: Mary Sheridan, AIB, and Ray Kearney, AIB, pictured with Colette Bannon, Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber President, at the Afterhours event. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

A MAN who was found in possession of drugs was fined last week. Stephen Corroon (24) with an address at Cloonagh, Ballinagore, Mullingar, Westmeath, pleaded guilty to possession of three tablets (MDMA) and a quantity of cannabis, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at Gortavickory, Lemybrien, on 29th August, 2013. Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn at last week’s Dungarvan District Court that a Garda patrol stopped a vehicle on the night in question. “The accused was

Parking and road traffic offences A DUNGARVAN woman who parked in a loading bay and did not have tax on her vehicle was fined twice last week. Rosie Burke, with an address at 41 Childers Estate, Dungarvan, failed to pay two fixed charge notices, issued by Traffic Warden Supervisor, Liam Moore, for parking in a loading bay at Parnell Street, Dungarvan, on 20th September, 2013, and for not having a current tax disc displayed. The tax on display expired in June, 2013. There was no appearance by the accused at last week’s Dungarvan

District Court. Judge Terence Finn handed down a fine of €150, plus €80 prosecution costs for the tax offence and a €250 fine, plus €80 prosecution costs, for the offence of parking in a loading bay. A DRIVER was fined last week for not having tax on his vehicle. Maurice Caplice, with an address at 18 Bearna Deara, Kildorrery, Cork, was fined €150, plus €80 prosecution costs, at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, for failing to pay a fixed charge notice, issued by Traffic Warden, John

Kearney, for parking at Grattan Square, Dungarvan, without a tax disc displayed, on 5th September, 2013. A DUNGARVAN driver was fined last week for a parking offence. Jeanette O’Brien, with an address at 29 Lower Main Street, Dungarvan, was fined €120, plus €80 prosecution costs at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, for failing to pay a fixed charge notice, issued by Traffic Warden John Kearney, for parking at Parnell Street, Dungarvan, without a parking ticket displayed, on 25th September, 2013.

Driver who failed to stop at collision is disqualified A DRIVER who failed to stop at the scene of a collision was found to be over the legal drink drive limit. Sarah O’Donoghue (19) with an address at 105 Ballinderry Park, Mayfield, Cork, pleaded guilty to drink driving, contrary to Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act, not having insurance, and hit and run failing to stop at a scene, at the Lookout, Dungarvan, on 11th July, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn that a vehicle, driven by the accused, was witnessed crashing into

another vehicle at the Lookout, Dungarvan, on the night in question, and drove off. Later that night, Gardaí received a report that the same vehicle had crashed at another location. “Gardaí attended the scene and arrested the accused on suspicion of drink driving,” said Sgt. Allen. “A breath sample showed a reading of 52 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.” O’Donoghue has no previous convictions. Solicitor Martin Lavan said his client is living with

her mother in Mayfield, Cork. “At the time, she was in the company of three young men and she was driving the vehicle,” said Mr. Lavan. “She was under some pressure to drive.” He said that his client was in a relationship which had a negative effect on her. “The person she was involved with was involved in criminal activity,” he said. “At the time, she wasn’t living at home, but she is at home now living with her mother.” Mr. Lavan handed into court three letters of refer-

ence on his client’s character. Judge Finn handed down a €400 fine for the drink driving charge, along with an endorsement on her licence and a two year disqualification. A €300 fine was handed down for the charge of hit and run - failing to stop at a scene, along with a concurrent disqualification of two years. A €300 fine was handed down for the charge of driving with no insurance, along with another concurrent two year disqualification.

Driver who did not have lights on was found to be over drink drive limit A WOMAN who drove her vehicle without lights in the early hours of the morning was found to be over the legal drink drive limit. Jennifer Power (23) with an address at Garryduff, Colligan, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to drink driving, contrary to Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act, at Fairlane, Dungarvan, on 11th August, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan

District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn that Gardaí were on duty at 2.50 a.m. on the night in question when they observed a vehicle being driven without lights at Davitt’s Quay. “They followed the vehicle onto the bypass and the lights of the vehicle remained off,” said Sgt. Allen. “They stopped the accused driv-

ing the vehicle at Fairlane and she was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.” He said a breath sample showed a reading of 49 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The accused has no previous convictions. Solicitor Mary Ronayne said her client is a student who is on placement in Waterford, and she resides

with her parents. Ms. Ronayne said this was an incident that won’t happen again. She sought a postponement of any disqualification imposed. Judge Finn handed down a €400 fine for the drink driving offence, along with an endorsement on her licence and a two year disqualification, postponed to 1st November, 2014.

searched and three tablets were found on him,” said Sgt. Allen. “A quantity of cannabis, to the value of €20 was also found on him. He admitted possession of the drugs.” The court heard that Corroon has one previous conviction for a similar Section 3 charge from one year ago in the Mullingar area. Solicitor Niall King said his client was going through a bad patch at the time and mixed with the wrong company. “He moved down here to live, but fell in with unsuitable friends on the

scene. He has moved back home to his family and helps out with the family business,” said Mr. King. Mr. King said his client is totally out of the drugs scene and apologises. “He has learned a lesson and says it won’t happen again.” Judge Finn noted the plea and said he was not considering a custodial sentence - “But it is an option open to the court,” he warned. He handed down a €500 fine for the possession of the tablets and marked the cannabis charge as proven and taken into consideration.

Public order charges struck out A MAN had public order charges marked proven against him. Stephen Spillane (45) who was listed as no fixed abode, and formerly of 4 The Orchard, Dungarvan, and Maguire House, Waterford, was accused of being intoxicated in public, contrary to Section 4 of the Public Order Act, at High Street, Dungarvan, on 24th December, 2013; and Amber Filling Station, on 21st January, 2014. The case was heard at a previous sitting of the

District Court and adjourned for a report from the Probation Service. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, solicitor David Burke said there is a report on his client. Judge Terence Finn noted that the report stated the accused has returned to the UK. “I see no point in keeping this matter in the court system,” said Judge Finn. He marked the charges as proven and taken into consideration.

Woman admitted theft A FINE was handed down to a Dungarvan woman who admitted theft. Leanne Whelan (28) with an address at 14 Keating Street, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to theft from Campus Filling Station, Kilrush, Dungarvan, on 16th May, 2013. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Sergeant Mark Allen told Judge Terence Finn that the accused entered the Service Station at Kilrush and took two bottles of wine, valued at €22.98, and left the shop without paying. “She admitted stealing the wine. The property was not recovered,” said Sgt. Allen. He said the accused received the Probation Act for a similar theft charge in

March, 2013. Judge Finn queried whether the court’s confidence in the accused was misplaced, after applying the Probation Act for a similar offence. Solicitor David Burke said his client has €25 in court as compensation for the shop. He said his client has some serious issues to address, but she is doing well at the moment. “There is slow progress being made,” said Mr. Burke. Judge Finn warned that if the accused continues to offend, her future path will begin to slope upwards. Handing down a €250 fine, Judge Finn said the penalty will become more serious if she comes to any further attention.



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Folk Icon Johnny Moynihan at Dillon’s

Dog shaking water off.

[Andy Catterall]

“You may as well leave your dog in an oven” Dogs Trust and AA Ireland warns against leaving dogs in hot cars this Summer . . . DOGS TRUST, Ireland’s leading dog welfare charity, is today in conjunction with AA Ireland, launching one of its most important messages this summer; leaving your dog in a parked car can prove fatal. With people taking to the road for the bank holiday and warm weather forecasted for the coming days, Dogs Trust are asking dog owners across the country to be vigilant when it comes to travelling with your dog. “More and more hotels are dog friendly these days so increasingly we’re seeing owners take their dogs away with them on holiday which often means long drives particularly during the summer season.” Says Kathrina Bentley, from DogsTrust, Ireland. Research unveiled as part of Dogs Trust’s summer campaign shows that despite being a nation of dog lovers, many owners are in the habit of leaving their dogs unattended in cars. AA Ireland also reveals that it attends to hundreds of dogs which have been accidentally locked in the main cabins and boots of vehicles each year leaving their owners distraught. “What tends to happen is that owners step out of the car and leave the keys in the ignition then the dog jumps up on the central locking button.” Says AA Ireland Patrol Dave Costello. “We’ve had emergency call outs where multiple dogs have been locked in to vehicles, I remember one where six dogs were trapped.” Dogs Trust has created an impactful time-lapse video in support of this campaign, featuring a melting ice sculpture of a dog locked in a car. Watch the video By following seven essential safety tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy in the heat, you can ensure that your dog is safe on and off the road this Summer: • Never leave him in the car in warm weather, even if it feels cool outside. • Always take the keys with you even if just running back into the house to get something. • Consider using a car sunblind to provide shade and carry a ready supply of water at all times • Avoid long car journeys in hot weather, if you need to travel, avoid the heat of the day. • Clip fur and apply pet sun cream to easily burned areas: nose, ears, eyelids and belly. DON'T use human sun cream it can be toxic so visit your local pet shop and get one that is made specifically for dogs. • Be extra vigilant with older and overweight dogs as they are more prone to overheating. In a real emergency wet your dog thoroughly and use a household fan to blow cool air over their head and body. Seek urgent veterinary attention. • If your dog takes a dip in a lake or pool make sure you rinse him as soon afterwards as possible. Never allow your dog to drink from ponds unless the water is clear as algae in the water can produce toxins that are rapidly fatal. Renagh Kelly,Veterinary Surgeon at Dogs Trust, explains: "Dogs can suffer from sunburn just like us. Facing a higher risk are dogs with white or light-coloured hair, those with short or no hair at all and dogs that have lost hair through allergies or medical treatment. Remember, it is also crucially important not to leave dogs in hot cars. Many dog owners believe it is ok to leave a dog in a car if counter-measures are taken, such as parking under a tree or leaving a window open. Unfortunately, this is a myth – in reality partially lowering the window has no significant effect on the temperature inside a parked car. Just a few minutes in a hot car can prove fatal for a dog” If your dog shows signs of distress such as excessive panting, blueness of the tongue or collapse in the heat contact your vet. If you are present at the rescue of a dog from a hot car that is clearly in distress, seek immediate veterinary advice. Dampening the dog down with cool (but not freezing) water or cool wet towels will help to start bring down their body temperature.

ONE of my favourite groups of all time was Sweeney’s Men. They were a folk and traditional group but they appealed to me at a time when I was obsessed with Jazz, Blues, Progressive Rock and Funk. So they seemed to be able to compete with a wide variety of other wonderful aggregations that I was into, like Cream, Alex Harvey Band, the Bonzos, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Funkadelic and the Rolling Stones. This was no easy feat. (oh yeah, Little Feat too!) In the folk and traditional world, of course, they were head and shoulders above all their immediate rivals, even the Dubliners, the Johnstons, the Fureys; they also featured more variety and range in their influences than even Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention in England, though they shared a lot in common with those bands. No other band at the time embraced such a broad field of interest, their leanings being not just to the old, venerable Irish traditional dance tunes, but to Appalachian fiddle tunes, Child ballads, American murder ballads, Dublin Street songs, English Sea Songs and Shanties, Contemporary American Folk and of course their own original material. The range of instruments they played was vast, encompassing as it did Bouzoukis, Mandolins, Guitars,Whistles, Accordions, Concertinas, Harmonicas, Hurdy Gurdys, fiddles. An awful lot of this diversity was handled by one man, who also happened to be my favourite singer of the 3 members of the group; no mean feat, either, since the other two were Andy Irvine and Terry Woods, (himself a future Pogue, as well as member of Steeleye Span). This paragon I refer to is none other than the legend that is Johnny Moynihan, the man who first introduced the bouzouki to Irish music (a friend brought it back from a holiday in Greece!). Johnny is, of the three, the one who has maintained the versatility and broad view throughout the years, and he still spreads his interest all across the smorgasbord of world folk music, being one of the best respected exponents of Southern American Old Time Music in this country, but also embracing Bluegrass, Cajun, Rock n Roll, Comedy and Parody, English Folk, Traditional Irish, Songs of the Sea and old narrative ballads. He is like a human Aladdin’s Cave teeming with all the riches of the world’s music. Because of this inclusiveness, he (and Sweeney’s Men in general) did, in my opinion, even more for the

course of Irish Music than even Sean O’Riada, broadening our horizons at a time when Ireland was still labouring under the provincialism and narrow-mindedness that had so oppressed James Joyce and many other Irish Artists and drove them overseas. Johnny himself had a relationship with one of the pivotal figures in the English Folk Revival, Annie Briggs, and she in turn came to Ireland with Johnny, ensuring that the cultural interplay between the two folk musics reached maximum effect, the English groups playing Irish dance tunes and the Irish groups singing the ancient Child ballads and lyrical love songs which form such a bright jewel in the English folk repertoire. People like Johnny reminded the Irish that the English peasants were oppressed like the Irish by the English aristocracy and that therefore they had their ‘rebel ballads’ and protest songs as well as us and that their hard existence found a voice in their songs just like in Ireland, the Seanno’s songs expressed the hardship of oppression, poverty and loss. All this cross cultural referencing had not significantly happened until the folk boom in the 60’s and it is still, I think, the greatest gift to music in Ireland, which sorely needed an infusion like that at the time. In the 50’s, on radio in this country, the Irish tenor singing about praties still held sway! Johnny Moynihan of course, did not do this single handedly but to me he is the ideal figurehead for that movement, especially since he also introduced, at the same time, all the vast heritage of the American Southern States, as well. You’ve probably heard interviews with Christy Moore where he has said that it was the Sweeney’s Men sound in particular that he was trying to achieve when Planxty was formed, going so far as to actually include Andy Irvine and Johnny Moynihan under the Planxty banner. The fact that Johnny brought the bouzouki into the equation for the first time is critical here, as it was specifically the counterrhythms and melodic interplay between mandolin and bouzouki that contributed the trademark Sweeney’s Men sound that so captivated Christy when he first heard it. What Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine did in Sweeney’s Men, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine did in Planxty, with Johnny Moynihan himself contributing to the counterpoint on at least one Planxty album.

So, while Andy Irvine is a house-hold name and Terry Woods went on to be part of Steeleye Span, then his own Woods Band and subsequently became one of the Pogues, Johnny kept to his chosen path of crossing all the boundaries and maintaining the old troubadour tradition of touring, playing sessions as well as gigs, and in general living the true folk lifestyle, with himself as the ultimate arbiter of taste rather than the sway of popular taste or the call of Fame. In the immortal words of our last guest at the Singers’ Club, Ryland Teifi, Johnny is the Last of the Old Men, but above all the keeper of tradition and that means not just the tradition of this country, but of all great folk cultures spread throughout the world, a great many of which are of course, derived ultimately from the Gaelic culture! As you’ve probably guessed by now, Johnny is our next illustrious guest at the Dungarvan Singers Club, na Conneries and will perform for your delectation at Dillon’s,Wolfe Tone Road, at 9.00 p.m on Monday, 9th June. This is most definitely a date to enter on your calendar and into your diaries and mobile phones. Miss it at peril of your soul’s health! Johnny is simply one of the biggest and most important influences on modern Irish folk music (and indeed that of England and the World). It’s very rarely that you’ll get to meet someone who has really changed the course of history. So cancel your holidays, break that date, ignore any climatic irregularities that may occur: no doctors cert will get you off this engagement; in fact any doctor in the world worth his salt would actually prescribe this wonderful night out for the sake of your health, (physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual). The Singers Club in general guarantees an instant rush of serotonin but imagine the dose you’ll receive when the great Johnny Moynihan is the guest. I always say that the mark of a good evening’s entertainment is when the people say afterwards “Best night ever”! the immediacy of the feel good rush at the time ensures this reaction, even though many other, if not all night were actually equally as good. But one thing is certain at the end of Johnny’s night in Dillon’s, you will all say, “Best night ever”! and mean it. And don’t forget: Johnny, like all the other guests, is just the featured singer, no matter how famous he is. As I always say, the only rule of the club is, there are no rules! But my watch word is Democracy and I really believe that the secret of the Club’s success is

that the real stars are the floor singers who give their all to express themselves with total feeling and love for the songs. One of the distinguishing features of the club is that no one ever says (any more) don’t ask me to sing after the guest or some other ‘outstanding’ singer because I thin I have finally convinced them all that the night is not all about competition or comparison or a Eurovision style “points system”! everyone just sings! And that is the be-all and the end-all of our nights. Everyone just sings and each person, if you listen closely enough, has something absolutely unique and incomparable and irreplaceable. And it’s not all about ‘great’ voices or great technique – its about feelings and emotions, love for the material, understanding of the tradition, homage to their heroes but above all storytelling. The narrative element is always very strong at the Singers Club, as our last guest Ryland Teifi recognised immediately. He himself, as an actor, has always believed in the ultimate importance of narrative and that drama literature, acting, singing and storytelling are more closely linked than this modern world of specialisation and compartmentalisation would imply. Narrative is central to art, even painting, and every artist has a story and it is this that feeds his inspiration. Therefore, the further art drifts from narrative, the more problematic it becomes. So even if you think you can’t sing, maybe you can, since singing ultimately is just expressing yourself through music – it’s not about winning x-factor or receiving awards. And even if you are one of the very small section of the population who are completely tone-deaf, why not learn to perform some poetry, a monologue, a piece of theatre or just tell a story or a joke. It’s all, more than anything, about taking part, being one with your community and bathing in the fellow feeling of a shared experience. I know this stuff is important. But I will stop now before I get too sententious. The other great saving grace of our club is a sense of humour. No one in the group takes himself too seriously and at least half the performers have loads of comic material,, so that it often resembles a comedy club, or a stand-up open mike, as much as it does a Singer’s Club. As I said there is only one rule: No rules! The only reason we feature unaccompanied singing (apart from the guest) is to avoid endless

Johnny Moynihan tuning taking up valuable singing time, and also the logistics of threading our way through interminable guitar and banjo cases. But even then, there is no absolute bar on instruments, since a real musician worth his salt can always be said to sing through his instrument. But our central concern is with what is universally conceived to be (even by all the famous composers) the supreme instrument: the human voice. At best the other instruments all strive to imitate the most expressive, most individual of all means of communication. And, of course, it not only has (potentially at least) all the gorgeous notes of the musical scale, but it also always scores in that it has a whole extra universe of meaning at it’s disposal: words, which includes concepts, emotions, philosophies, insights and the sublime beauty of lyrical eloquence. All right, I know I said I’d stop being a pseudo! I’ll go back to what I said earlier. Just sing! And even if you don’t know any songs, recite or tell a story, tell a joke. Be a clown, not a clone. But above all, even if you don’t want to perform and ultimately there is no pressure to take part, we need an audience too and I definitely don’t want to drive anyone away or scare them off. So, for your own sakes, be sure to come along and experience this now fairly rare example of how it was to rest during a hunt for the Fianna and have Conan Maol Mac Morna ask for a song or story or poem from Fionn, Oisin, Goll or Oscar. What we do every month has been done for literally thousands of years. Don’t let it die! Remember – Johnny Moynihan at Dillons’ Bar, Wolfe Tone Road, Dungarvan, 9.00 p.m. on Monday, 9th June. Admission Free. UPCOMING EVENTS Next Month’s Guest: Singer (and Piper) David Power. Now he above all people really does sing through his instrument! Best piper in Ireland. July 14th at 9.00 p.m. in Dillon’s Bar, Wolfe Tone Road, Dungarvan. Admission: Free David’s brilliant New CD on sale!

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014



The Newsreader THE WEEK THAT WAS IN IT . . .

The elusive new party MUCH has been made in recent years of the need for a new political party and the possibility that some group would coalesce and form an organisation which could challenge the established parties. New parties or small parties in this country have a short shelf life and while there is an undoubted need and appetite for a new political grouping in Ireland just now, it is difficult for people to step out of their comfort zone and take the political plunge. However, the time was never more right especially in the wake of the recent elections when almost one quarter of the Councillors elected styled themselves independent on the ballot paper. Independents and small groupings generated 28% of the vote in the local elections and benefitted accordingly in seats. These are activists who have no other political allegiance and have not been set adrift from some party towards which they have aspirations of rejoining. Stephen Collins in the Irish Times this week reports that detailed plans for a new party have been drawn up and discussions are

taking place with politicians inside and outside the Dáil who are considering joining. “The party emerging from the group,” says the report “calling itself the Reform Alliance, will publish a policy document on political reform in the coming weeks as the prelude to the formation of the political party later in the year. “The success of Independents in the recent elections has boosted confidence that the time is ripe for the formation. The party is likely to be called the Independent Alliance.” Stephen Collins suggests that the movement’s leading light, Lucinda Creighton, is anxious to involve people from outside the initial group of dissident Fine Gael TDs and senators who broke with the party on the abortion issue. Ms. Creighton and her supporters are hoping that some of the new Independents will join the group. The group is keen not to become overly identified with the anti-abortion issue and it will not be central to the policy of a new party. Instead Ms Creighton and her colleagues intend to make freedom of conscience on moral

issues a central plank of its policy platform.” That would certainly be welcome and would loose the members of the party from the dictatorial shackles of leaders like Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore. There is a long list of aspirations which the Irish Times report details and which would be warmly welcomed by the Irish people. Among them are the capping of politicians pay, imposition of a more liberal budgetary discipline ‘changes in the way Governments are formed, with strict time limits on how long ministers can serve in cabinet’. All of these would be very welcome along with the principle of a brand new party. There is a weariness among the people not experienced before and in the present disposable society the Irish public would not hesitate to dispose of this Government in a whisper. The Irish public will be interested in the progress of the new party, their policies and leaders. The first election will make or break them but in the present climate a good measure of success must be anticipated.

Theories abound about missing MH370 THE more we learn; the further we develop; the more technology we build; all only point to how weak and inconsequential we humans remain in the face of nature and / or evil people. Proof of that emerges in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 which went off radar screens on a flight to China on the 8th March last and has not been seen or heard of since. Numerous theories in relation to the disappearance are being proffered. Tens of millions of euro have been spent on the search for the plane or its wreckage, search areas have been changed several times; every manner of aircraft and detection device have been employed but to no avail. MH 370 stays stubbornly missing. Conspiracy theories abound and people make a plausible case for their own particular scenario. Various

newspapers have recently published a story which posits thirteen conspiracy theories any or none of which might actually be true. All we know is that three months on the relatives of the lost and the wider public are no wiser now than the day the airliner disappeared. Theories range from the plane being shot down in a military training exercise, a theory supported by people of credibility; to the plane being flown north and shot down deliberately, or flown north in the radar shadow of another plane. A further theory has it landing on a desert island beach while another suggests a US Military Base, but no one says why those sites were chosen. In some instances the theories are backed up with argument as to why the transponders and other communications were shut down and why the black boxes were never found. The

Pupils from Ardmore N.S. who were Confirmed recently by Monsignor Nicholas O'Mahony in Grange Church. Included are Fr. Milo Guiry, P.P. and Ber Keevers, School Principal.

truth really is that no one really knows or at least no one who is willing to divulge the information knows what happened. If they did the whole world would know in minutes. Fire throughout the plane is suggested as also is an explosion in the cockpit. The list seems endless but what is also posed is that it may well be August next year before the plane is found. It all goes to prove our helplessness and together with the floods hurricanes earthquakes and natural disasters we cannot really cope or compete with nature and some other things beyond our ken. Everyone would like to see this mystery unravelled and the disaster faced head on but until someone finds that plane everyone is helpless. When that might be only God knows, and for the moment at least He is not telling.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Media]



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014

The Ballinacourty team and young supporters after their victory over De La Salle in the U-14 Division 1 Football County Championship Final played at Walsh Park.

[Rory Wyley]

The Gaultier team following their win over Brickey Rangers in the U-14 Division 2 Football County Championship Final, sponsored by Combined Waterford City Credit Unions.

[Rory Wyley]


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


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



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



Tree Surgeon

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


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



Big Blue Box

BIG BLUE BOX SELF STORAGE – For moving, storing, decorating and downsizing. Business and domestic. Just €4 per day. Weekly and monthly terms available. Easy access. Tel. (087) 2455186. (11-6)



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

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For Sale

TYRES! TYRES! TYRES! – Full callout breakdown service. Quick puncture repairs. Lorry, tractor and car. Also all makes of car serviced and repaired. Contact: Eamonn Beresford, THE CASTLE GARAGE, Dungarvan. Open 6 days, 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., including dinner hour. Tel. (058) 43540 / (086) 8128184 / (ind.) SIX YEAR OLD MALE DONKEY FOR SALE – Also 2 Berth Horse Box with Steel Frame. Good condition. Tel. (087) 2316364. 20 ACRES TOP QUALITY SILAGE FOR SALE – Aglish area. Can be sold in two lots. Tel. (087) 7830601. POINT OF LAY PULLETS FOR SALE – Outside Dungarvan Mart on Monday next, 9th June, from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Tel. (026) 41905 or (087) 2208061.



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



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SUMMER BRIDGE CLUB (28/5/2014) – 1st Joan Mansfield & Kay Kirwan; 2nd Mary Mitchell & Nuala De Paor; 3rd Pauline Dempsey & Theresa Ryan; 4th Kolette Enright & Sheila Towey. KILMACTHOMAS BRIDGE CLUB (21/4/2014) – 1st Maeve Coghlan & Gertie Drohan; 2nd Claire Cummins & Catherine Power; 3rd Bertha O’Connor & Claire Shanahan; 4th Nan Murphy & Mary Prendergast. AFFANE BRIDGE CLUB (28/4/2014) – 1st Brid Culloo & Ber Fives; 2nd Eileen Tinnelly & Rita Hegarty; 3rd Des & Ber Cleary. (5/5/2014) – Joint 1st Nellie Moloney & Pat Murphy, Des Cleary & Partner; Joint 2nd Margaret Clancy & Mary Navin, Mary Fives & Helen McGrath. (19/5/2014) – 1st Una Mason & Mary Navin; 2nd Eileen O’Driscoll & Helen McGrath; 3rd Nellie Moloney & Margaret Clancy; 4th Maureen Arrigan & Ben Flynn. Club notes – Our President Mrs. Laboure Cliffe at a recent Bridge night congratulated club member Mrs. Una Mason on winning President’s Prize at the Lismore Bridge Club lately. Summer Bridge commenced last Monday, 26th May, in the Cappoquin Community Centre.





In Memoriam TRIHY (20th anniversary) – In loving memory of Thomas Declan Trihy, late of Prap, Grange, who died on 4th June, 1994. R.I.P. Mass offered. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, How much we love and miss you, As it dawns another year.

AHEARNE (18th anniversary) – In loving memory of Mike Ahearne, late of Kereen, who died on 4th June, 1996. R.I.P. Along the road to yesterday, That leads us back to you, Are memories of the happy times, Together we once knew.

–Sadly missed by your loving family. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in Aglish Church on Sunday, 8th June, at 11 o’clock.

FLYNN (5th anniversary) – In loving memory of Paudie Flynn, late of Ballylynch, Kilmacthomas, who died on 9th June, 2009. R.I.P. Kind friends who think of Paudie today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–Remembered by Siobhan. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 14th June, in Stradbally Church.

DUNFORD (39th and 14th anniversaries) – In loving memory of Michael and Bridget Dunford, late of Lacken, Dungarvan, whose Anniversaries occur at this time.

O’BRIEN (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of Mary O’Brien (nee Morrissey), late of Birmingham and Dungarvan, whose Anniversary occurs on 19th June. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 19th June, 2014, at 10.00 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Hospital Chapel, Dungarvan. Treasured memories keep you near, As time unfolds another year, No need for words, except to say, Still missed and loved in every way.

–Sadly missed by your loving family.

–Always remembered by your family. FOLEY (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of John Foley, late of Gortnadiha, An Rinn, whose 7th Anniversary occurs on 8th June. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in An Sean Phobal on Saturday, 7th June, at 6.30 p.m.

How constantly we think of you, With hearts and eyes that fill, The love in life we had for you, In death grows stronger still. Let the winds of love blow softly, And whisper for you to hear, We love and miss you sadly, As it dawns another year.

–Sadly missed by your loving wife Nell; sons Anthony, Sean and Micheál; daughter Mary; daughters-in-law Ann, Kay and Yvonne; son-in-law Tom, and grandchildren David, Emma, Emily, Sarah, Billy and Luke, XXX.

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WALSH (7th anniversary) – In loving memory of Michael Walsh, late of Mountain View, Touraneena, who died on 15th June, 2007. R.I.P. In Heaven you rest, No worries, no pain, In God’s own time, We will meet again. We think of you always, We talk about you still, You haven’t been forgotten, You know you never will. Rest in peace.

Will those who think of Michael and Bridget today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

FAHEY (9th anniversary) – Treasured memories of Willie Fahey, late of 13 Keating Street, Dungarvan, who died on 4th June, 2005. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 15th June, at 9.00 a.m. in the Friary Church, Dungarvan.

–Sadly missed by your loving family, relatives and friends.

A lot of life has altered, A lot of life is new, But things that never alter, Are the memories of you. It isn’t what we write, It isn’t what we say, It’s how we feel inside, When we think of you today.

–From his daughter Catherine; son-in-law Martin and their family. LAWLOR (37th anniversary) – In loving memory of our father Michael Lawlor, late of Ballyvoile, Stradbally, and native of County Laois, who died on 4th June, 1977. R.I.P. Masses offered. You never miss the sunshine, ’Til the evening shadows fall, You never miss your loved ones, ’Til they are gone beyond recall. So be forever with him Lord, Hear him should he call, And light a star above his grave, When evening shadows fall.

–Sadly missed by all your family. NORRIS (28th anniversary) – In loving memory of James (Jimmy) Norris, late of Englishtown, Stradbally, who died on 7th June, 1986. R.I.P. Time passes, Memories stay, Quietly remembered, Every day.


O’SHEA (25th anniversary) – In loving memory of the late Larry O’Shea, late of Ballylemon, Cappagh, who died on 7th June, 1989. Along the road of suffering, You found a little lane, That took you up to Heaven, And ended all your pain. You may be out of sight, We may be worlds apart, But you are always in our prayers, And forever in our hearts.

–Always remembered, never forgotten, Elizabeth, Sharon and Lucy. RONAYNE (2nd anniversary) – Fond memories of Patrick (Pad) Ronayne, late of Lackensilla, Aglish, who died on 30th May, 2012. R.I.P. Masses offered. AFTER GLOW I’d like the memory of me, To be a happy one, I’d like to leave an after glow of smiles, When life is done. I’d like to leave an echo, Whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times, And bright and sunny days.

–Not forgotten by your sisters Breda and Margaret; brothers Tom and Jim; nieces and nephews.

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–Sadly missed by his wife Anna; son Michael; daughters Lorraine and Susan; son-in-law Dean, and daughter-in-law Julie. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 7th June, at 7.30 p.m., in Touraneena Church.


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Acknowledgement † JOHNNY ATTRIDGE 48 Pinewood Lawn, Abbeyside

We, the family of the late Johnny Attridge, would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who sympathised with us on our sad loss. Thanks to those who attended the Rosary, removal and Funeral Mass; those who travelled long distances to be with us. Those who sent Mass cards, letters of sympathy and floral tributes which were all very much appreciated. A special word of thanks to our wonderful neighbours and friends. Thanks to all the Nurses and Doctors and staff of Waterford Regional Hospital and Dungarvan Community Hospital. A special word of thanks to Dr. Nyhan and Dr. O’Sullivan and all the staff at High Street Medical Centre and also the Ambulance crew who were always so kind to John. Most sincere thanks to Fr. N. Hassett who celebrated the Funeral Mass and burial. A thank you to those who prepared the grave, Sacristan and Altar servers and Lorna Jane Murray for providing the beautiful singing during the Mass. Also a big thank you to Margaret and staff of the Deise Day Care Centre who were always so kind to John. Finally, we would like to thank Kiely’s Funeral Directors for their professionalism, kindness and support. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually, we hope that this acknowledgement will be accepted by all as a token of our deep appreciation and gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

† FERGUS CONDON Clashavaugha, Ballymacarbry, Clonmel Died: 6th June, 2013 Acknowledgement and First Anniversary The family of the late Fergus Condon would like to thank most sincerely those who sympathised with us on our sudden loss. We are grateful to all who attended the Rosary, Mass and funeral, many of whom travelled great distances to pay their respects. Thanks for all the Mass cards, enrolments, phone calls, visits and floral tributes. Our heartfelt thanks to all our relations, many friends and very good neighbours whose kindness and care we will never forget. The presence of each of you was much appreciated. A special word of thanks to neighbours who brought food, welcomed us into their homes and provided transport from airports at this difficult time. Fergus would want us to say a special thanks to his many friends in the locality of Ballymacarbry and Touraneena and his school pals in CBS, Dungarvan. Your support to us was wonderful and the Guards of Honour were very special to us and respectful of Fergus. Thanks to the GAA Clubs in Four-Mile-Water and The Nire. Thanks to the Principal and staff of Dungarvan CBS for showing great care to Fergus in their remembrance of him. To our neighbours in Touraneena who gave us a special monument for Fergus, we say thank you. We are very grateful to neighbours, An Gardaí and Medical personnel who came to Fergus’ aid and staff in the Intensive Care Unit of Cork University Hospital who showed great care to Fergus. Thanks to work colleagues in Tipperary ETB and beyond who supported Fergus’ mother Eileen so compassionately. Thanks to Drohan’s Funeral Directors, Dungarvan, and Fr. Garrett Desmond and Fr. Connie Kelleher for their support to us at this difficult time. Thanks to the musicians and singers at the Mass. Thanks to relatives in America for their wonderful support and love of Fergus. Much as we would like to thank everyone individually, it is not possible, so we trust that this will be accepted by you as a token of our deepest gratitude. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. Fergus’s Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady and St. Laurence Church, Fourmilewater, Ballymacarbry, on Friday, 6th June, at 7.30 p.m.

† CATHERINE (Kitty) LONERGAN (nee Power) Lackendarra, Ballinamult Acknowledgement and First Anniversary The family of the late Catherine (Kitty) Lonergan would like most sincerely to thank all those who sympathised with us on our recent sad loss. A sincere thanks to all who sent Mass cards, letters of sympathy and floral tributes; those who phoned, called to the house, attended the Rosary, Funeral Mass and burial and those who travelled long distances to be with us. We thank Fr. C. Kelleher, P.P., who showed us such kindness and to Fr. John Kiely, P.P., and Fr. Michael O’Byrne, P.P., who concelebrated her Funeral Mass. A sincere thanks to the Doctors and Nurses in St. Vincent’s Unit, Dungarvan Community Hospital. To Dr. Janes, Nurse Frost and Nurse Tobin who provided support and dedication, it was greatly appreciated. Thanks to Kitty Cullinan who brought Holy Communion to her every week. Thanks also to the Choir for the beautiful music and singing during the Mass and to the Lady’s Club for their hospitality. We extend our thanks to the gravediggers and to James Kiely & Sons for their kindness and professionalism. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for all your intentions. Catherine’s (Kitty) First Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 12th June, at 7.30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena.


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Acknowledgement † STEVIE RONAYNE Knockaneris, Clashmore, Co. Waterford

The family of the late Stevie Ronayne wish to sincerely thank all those who attended the removal and Funeral Mass and those who sympathised with us and sent Mass cards. Thank you to those who travelled long distances to be with us. We thank Fr. O’Connor who led the Rosary at the removal and to Fr. Maurice O’Gorman who showed us such kindness and officiated at the Funeral Mass; to the Altar server; the Sacristan and to Mary Dea for the beautiful music at the Mass. We are very grateful to the Home Care staff and especially Maria McGrath who provided the wonderful support which allowed Stevie to live at home. We also thank Dr. Meehan and the Public Health Nurse for their care and kindness. Thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff at WRH and at St. Joseph’s for their care. We are also grateful to the kind neighbours, especially Tommy Coffey and the McGrath family who were so helpful and kind to Stevie. We extend our thanks to the gravediggers and to Drohan’s Funeral Directors for their professionalism and kindness. We will always be grateful to you all. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass has been offered for your intentions. Month’s Mind Mass will be celebrated in Clashmore Church on Sunday, 8th June, at 11.00 a.m.





Notification of Annual Meeting The annual meeting of Waterford City and County Council will convene on 6th June, 2014, in the Council Chamber City Hall, The Mall, Waterford, at 3.00 p.m. (at which the first business of the newly elected Council will be in the election of its Cathaoirleach and Leas Cathaoirleach). This meeting is the first meeting of the newly elected council following the local elections held on 23rd May, 2014. Local authorities by virtue of their democratic mandate make appointments to a range of bodies. Waterford City and County Council makes appointments to the following bodies:

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“Public Participation Network” – What is it? Public Information Meetings Tuesday, 17th June, at 8.00 p.m. PARK HOTEL, Dungarvan Thursday, 19th June, at 8.00 p.m. DUNMORE ROOM, Tower Hotel, Waterford A new framework for public engagement and participation called ‘The Public Participation Network’ (PPN) is being developed in Waterford. The PPN will be a new structure to ensure that community, voluntary and environmental groups will influence plans and policies for the future of Waterford. If you are involved in a Community, Voluntary, Social Inclusion or Environmental group you are invited to attend one of these information meetings to learn how your group can participate in this important new structure. Similarly all existing members of the Community Forum (City and County) are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Your opinion and involvement is very important for the communities across the county. We very much encourage you to attend and to take part on the evening(s) above.

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For further information please contact either Julie O’Halloran 086 1723298 or John Hawkes 087 9809985.

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

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

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

Floral & Artificial Wreaths Supplied Obituary Notices

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Danu in concert at The Park Hotel during Trad Fest, the concert was regarded as one of the highlights of this year's Trad Fest when the internationally renouned group gave a brilliant performance to a packed attendance. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Des Dillon and 90 year-old "Peggy" take to the stage for a dance during the TradFest DANĂš concert in The Park Hotel.



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Scouts meet a horse on Abbeyside beach.

Abbeyside Scout Group WE started as normal with the Scout Prayer and subs, and then made for the beach! We had a Walk of Trust (blindfolded scout and minder pairs) and a quiz that included estimating how many grains of sand could fit in an adult male hand, as well as some compass bearing questions. We decided on the photos to enter for the Altitude photo competition, and will judge the photo albums for the photo merit badge next week (which will be a mufti meeting, hoping for good weather again). Next week is also the deadline for confirming numbers for annual camp, 14 confirmed already and looking like it’s going to be another big number on camp this year. We will be collecting money for camp from parents from now to midJune so that we can start paying for activities and so on. Please contact any of the leaders if there are any questions or arrangements that need to be made. We are tentatively proposing June 14th for an overnight camp in hike tents for scouts, more on that on the Facebook page and next week in the paper. Ventures hiked Slieve

Donard in County Down last weekend, driving up on the Friday and staying in a hostel, then doing the mountain on the Saturday in a five hour hike from 0’ to 2,800’ in misty weather. Fantastic to have now done two of the Irish four provincial peaks, with Mweelrea and Carrauntoohil to follow at the end of the summer.

Working on our Petrel dinghy.

Ventures hiking Slieve Donard in Co. Down.

Well done to all hands (including leaders Paul who didn’t quite make the summit, and Eamonn who most certainly did). Work also started on the restoration of our donated Petrel dinghy, this is going to be a long process! Anyone wanting to help with an outboard engine or trailer would be most gratefully welcomed.

KILL CARDIAC FIRST RESPONSE GROUP Our Public Access Defibrillator is now in place on the front wall of Kill National School.This defibrillator can be accessed by anyone in need of it by means of a key (break glass) located next to the temperature controlled cabinet. Another two defibrillators were installed recently in Portlaw village with similar accessibility. As maintenance is of utmost importance for this life saving equipment, the Kill CFR Group as part of the Irish red Cross Portlaw Branch have taken responsibility for regular routine checks (once a week) to ensure the equipment is in faultless condition. This AED is in addition to the existing equipment which is located in Kill Community Centre for use by our responders. We are delighted to be able to provide this installation to the community. Thank you for your support. Should you have any queries in relation to training or access, please contact us on 087-6646824. CHALLENGE Congratulations to Derek Sheridan from Ceol naMara who walked 50 miles in under 17 hours at the recent JFK Sneem 50 mile Challenge in Co. Kerry. A great achievement, all your early morning and late night walking certainly paid off! Well done. KIRWAN’S NEWS Keith would like to thank everybody in the community for their support over the past months when he provided shop facilities for the essentials to make sure nobody in the village had to run out of milk or bread and would like to wish the management and staff of the newly opened village shop the very best for years to come. It was a great facility to have while there was no shop in the community, in particular for those without transport, so on behalf of the many who didn’t have to be stuck for a slice of bread – thanks to Keith and Maureen! KILL GAA LOTTO We are now approaching a fantastic €8,000 in our local lotto – give it a go and enter your lucky numbers for just €2 to be in with a chance to win! Tickets are available in both pubs or from any committee member. Good luck to all! TRIP TO ROME There are still some places available for our Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. The departure date is the 27th

Derek Sheridan from Ceol na Mara who walked 50 miles in under 17 hours at the recent JFK Sneem 50 mile challenge in Co. Kerry. September, accommodation for the five nights’ stay will be in the 4**** Solitude Hotel. Transport, accommodation, tours and a religious programme are all included in the cost of €729 per person. Anyone interested should contact Fr. Keogh on 051-294261 or 086-3672121. SUMMER SCHOOLS Two Summer Schools for young people are planned to take place in The Gealach Gorm Theatre at Kill Community Centre. Currently, there are some places remaining on both courses: ‘Make Your Own Movie’ in which participants will learn the fundamental rules of filmmaking in a one week course and produce their very own short film will run from July 14th to the 18th from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. each day. This course will be run in a fun atmosphere and is suitable for ages 8 years and upwards. All equipment will be provided and the classes will be taught by an award

winning local Film-Maker from Mobius Studio who has had fifteen years of onset experience. A non refundable booking deposit of €30 is required by 7th June to secure a place on this course. A dance and drama Summer School will be run from August 11th to the 15th from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. each day. We are delighted to have guest teacher Sophie Haynes (DDE ISTD& DIP.LCM) in charge of this course. Activities will include singing, jazz dance, drama, street dance, musical theatre and arts & crafts. Suitable for 5 years and upwards a non refundable booking deposit of €30 is required by June 20th to secure a place. For further information and to book contact 086-8569358. KILL ROADRUNNERS AC Anyone interested in joining us as a member for the year, it’s not too late! Get together for a run at a pace just right for you and

enjoy the benefits of insurance and other great incentives the Athletics Association of Ireland offers. For more information please contact Michelle on 083-1737051 or Mareike on 087-4133522. COMMUNITY GAMES The Local Community Games will be held in Alaska Park, Kilmacthomas on Friday, 30th May at 7.00 p.m. The games for both boys and girls aged 6-16 will include events such as sprints, long distance, relays, long puck and ball throw etc. The first two athletes in each event will represent our area at the Waterford Community Games in June. Community Games is a great way for young people to be active but most importantly have FUN. Hope to see you all there. If you require any more information check out our new Facebook page ‘Mahon Valley Community Games’ for more details.

Recently installed Public Access Defibrillator at Kill National School.

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Pupils from Fews National School who received their First Holy Communion in St. Anne's Church, Fews. Also included are Fr. Delaney with Teachers Ms. Kiely and Ms. McGrath. [Michael Kiely]

IRISH TV FILM AT WATERFORD COUNTY MUSEUM Ireland's first international channel visited the museum last week to film a segment on the work of the museum.The presenter Fiona O'Sullivan spoke to William Fraher and Willie Whelan on various aspects of the museum and to Christina O’Connor Knight about the Cumann Na mBan exhibition which she researched along with Eddie Cantwell. Irish TV can be seen throughout Europe on Sky Channel 191, Freesat 400, Eircom's eVision, free to air boxes and online at and and in America on the Public Broadcasting Service. The piece on the museum will be broadcast in a couple of weeks. HERITAGE WEEK – 23rd to 31st AUGUST This year the Museum Society is teaming up with the County Heritage office to present a talk by Mr. John Martin titled 'Dungarvan -Historic Town Atlas'. The town atlas is a project of the Royal Irish Academy which was first launched in 1981. A number of towns and cities have already been published. Waterford city and Dungarvan are both being researched at present and John Martin has been commissioned to write and research Dungarvan. For this talk John will tell us what he has found to date and the format of the finished atlas and its benefit to local people, schools etc. The publication is being supported by Waterford County & City Council. The talk will take place on Monday, 25th August, in the Town Hall Theatre at 8.00 p.m. Admission is Free. ANNUAL BOOK SALE We are currently collecting books for

our annual book sale. If you have books to donate (no magazines or encyclopedias please) you can contact the museum at 058-45960 or drop them in to us in Friary Street. Many thanks to all our donors to date. Please note the date for the sale has been changed and the new date is the 26th–28th June. GROUP VISITS TO MUSEUM We had many school and community groups from the locality visiting the museum in 2013 and hope to have more in 2014. It is vital that we encourage young people in particular to take an interest in the history of their locality. Groups can be given a guided tour, there are replica items which can be handled and DVDs on local subjects such as The Moresby, Railways etc. If you are interested in arranging a visit please ring 058-45960 to make an appointment. LOCAL HISTORY: WENDY HOWELL, THE COOLE She was the daughter of New York lawyer, Mr. William Thompson and a Boston aristocrat. The family lived at Chestnut Hill in Boston an she attended the Windsor School for girls. Her father worked for a number of years in an unsuccessful legal defense in the celebrated legal case of Sacco and Vanzetti who were executed in 1927. It has been suggested that he gave so much of his time to this case that he has little time for family life and this led his daughter to get involved in some wild adventures in order to attract his attention. She learned to fly at an early age. As soon as she left school she married a rich young man, Grenville Barclay and they lived on Long Island N.Y. They had a son named Huntington. She divorced her husband and moved with two female friends

to North Carolina where they opened a medical clinic for poor mountain women. During the second world war she moved with her young son to Bisbee, Arizona, on the Mexican border where she ran a small airport. She was a flying instructor for the U.S. Air Force. After the war she was in Nevada where she met her second husband, journalist George Draper, the son of a well known interior decorator.They built a house at Tiburon, north of San Francisco. Her husband worked for the San Francisco Chronicle. The marriage did not work out and they were divorced. Wendy and her son settled in New York.They went to stay with friends in Bedford Mass., where she met Alan Howell, a chemical engineer. She married Howell and moved with him to San Francisco and they divorced. Wendy moved to Ireland in the 1950s renting a house in Kilmacthomas from Robin Hunt. Soon after she purchased an old farm house - The Coole, outside Dungarvan.While work progressed on renovating the house she lived in an outbuilding with her dogs, during one of the coldest winters on record. She raised whippets, greyhounds and charolais. She was a staunch Fine Gael supporter. A veterinarian, Noreen Twyman moved from her home in the north of Ireland to stay with Wendy at The Coole. Wendy died on 22 October, 1990. It was said of her that she had a great sense of humour, was energetic, courageous and 'lived hard and died hard'. OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Phone 058-45960. Email: Web: •

BONMAHON COMMUNITY SOCIETY LOTTO Last week’s draw produced 4 lucky dip winners Nicholas Vale, Peggy Mulholland, Sinead Ryan and William Power each received €25 – well done! Of course, this also means that the jackpot is still growing with a staggering €6,600 to be won this week! Last week’s numbers were 5-24-2532 – if you’re not in, you can’t win! COPPER COAST GEOPARK CENTRE Mary Green will play at the Geopark Centre on 5th June. Mary will perform with her Husband Noel Shine and their daughter as "Greenshine". Tickets can be booked by email or by calling 087 9148100. The Geopark Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. and Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.30 p.m., serving tea, coffee, soft drinks, scones, pizzas and snacks. A wide variety of books, local produce and gifts are also on sale here. NEWS FROM THE ART HAND Hi all, this week has just been manic! We all went up to the unveiling of the Circles of Life Mosaic in Glasnevin - thanks to Sean’s Dad Jim for getting us there. We’re chuffed, what an event! We’re gonna miss ye! Meanwhile, congratulations to Breda Mulhearne for wining a copy of The Map Art Lab book direct from the authors in the States (it features 2 of Sean’s Map Projects, he’s very proud, the Knockmahon School Mosaic Map is in it). Miranda is heading up some wonderful workshops with our talented young artists (who are sweethearts too) at the Tuesday and Thursday sessions. We have also just launched our new Adult Art Class called The Saturday Art Club which starts on July 12th from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. We’re very excited about this and are having great fun devising the workshops.

Meanwhile, Bang and Dano are up the walls with the Promenade Festival which kicks off on the 4th of July in Tramore. Looking forward to meeting Angela (aka Ruby Clover) and her talented husband Joe from Chicago next week and then Cheryl Beer and Lloyd Roberts from Wales and Sam Dougados and Andy Coutanche from France and Jersey and lots more friends that we haven’t met yet. Phew! We are also working on some Film Ideas and putting outlandish proposals together! Oh and the June Words event is on the first Wednesday in June, that’s the 4th according to our Calendar. Speaking of Calendars - get on over to the Copper Coast Calendar’s Facebook page and give our friend a thumbs up for doing a wonderful job with the page. She has it up to nearly 800 fans now and there’s great stuff on it. Watch out for the A to B Walkers who will drag any able bodied person from their doorway and into their training walks! Please stay tuned to The Art Hand’s Facebook page for all the latest stuff we have coming up over the summer. Did I mention the Words event 1 year birthday bash on 2nd of July?! This is going to be a great summer. KNOCKMAHON NATIONAL SCHOOL All pupils are enjoying their swimming lessons in Splash World and will receive their certificates on the last day. Congratulations to Eva Bray who celebrated her birthday recently. Thank you to all who are supporting Knockmahon N.S. in the Bonmahon Community Lotto. Best of luck to all our past pupils who are currently doing their Leaving & Junior Certificate exams. A TO B WALK Picture shows Orlaith and Sean trying to make up their minds whether the walk could be replaced with a swim, considering the great crew around them!

Portlaw PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS At the time of writing, all three public access defibrillators in Portlaw and Kill have been installed and are now accessible by the general public. One is placed outside the Dr. Martin Day Centre, one outside Portlaw National School and one in Kill Village outside the National School. Needless to say, our CFR Groups look after the maintenance of these installations – the defibrillators themselves and the heated cabinets as regular checks on all equipment are essential. Did you know that the most common failure in AED use is poor maintenance? This could be a flat battery, faulty, weather damaged or expired pads. To avoid unnecessary failure, we are committed to perform routine checks on a weekly basis on all our defibrillators. We are delighted to have been able to provide this service to the communities of our two Cardiac First Response Groups. Thank

you to both communities for their support. If you would like to find out more about access or training in the use of this life saving equipment, please contact Brian Nugent on 087 6128 451 or Mareike Eccleston on 087 6646 824. THE BIG MOVE The big day had finally arrived last week when we packed our equipment (and there is lots of it!) and made the move to our new premises. The Irish Red Cross Portlaw Branch is now based at the hall of Clodiagh House which provides plenty of space for our ever growing units. We would like to thank the Heritage Group and County Council for the great co-operation over the past years, Portlaw Community Hall for giving our sizeable cadet unit a training venue over the past year and also the staff and management in Clodiagh House for their support and assistance with our new accommodation.

IRISH RED CROSS AREA COMMITTEE AGM Our committee for the Waterford Area held its Annual general meeting last week. The area provides a great support and structural network for the five branches within the area and has been going from strength to strength since its establishment only a few months ago. We would like to thank the outgoing committee for their hard work and dedication as well as wish the new committee with representation of all branches the very best for the exciting year that lays ahead. There is a large amount of dedication involved by all the volunteers who step up and take on responsibility for the operation of branches at local and area level, looking after the background work of what the Irish Red Cross is all about – for the benefit of our communities. Thank you to all who give their time so freely.



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Ardmore SUMMER? Summer kicked in over the weekend with a scorcher on Saturday, a small glitch in the machinery on Sunday but a return to form on Bank Holiday Monday! What was also nice to see and experience was the return of Russell Perks and some of his funfair rides; once such an integral part of our little village. Bygone days of yore when we were all urged to go “one way around the floor now please” are sadly consigned to the memory banks of those of us of a certain age but in time maybe some new memories will be made for our children. Here’s hoping that will be the case, as the Perks family are part of our village’s history and rightly deserve their place there. TIDY TOWNS NEWS Ardmore Tidy Towns Tourist office has a new location at the Sandcastle in the car park and will be open for business shortly, if you would like to volunteer some hours in the tourist office please contact any member of the Tidy Towns Committee. Tickets for Cara O'Sullivan Concert will be on sale in Ardmore Post Office and Quinn's shop from Tuesday, 3rd June. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to purchase yours to avoid disappointment especially parents and families of the children performing in the concert. Tidy Towns Judging has commenced so we ask all to help watering the window boxes and keeping kerbs and roadsides clean and swept in your own areas.

Many thanks to all who supported our BBQ on Sunday last at the Round Tower Hotel. ARDMORE / GRANGE ICA ANTIQUES FAIR Preparations are underway for the Annual Antiques Fair to be held in Halla Deuglán, Ardmore on Sunday 20th July from noon to 5.30 p.m. Admission is €5 inclusive of afternoon tea in the ICA Hall at the rear of Halla Deuglán. This very popular event draws dealers and visitors from far and wide. There will be a large and varied selection of antiques and collectables on sale. We are hoping to see as many members, friends and interested visitors as possible. Come and participate in what should be a very enjoyable day for families and friends - take a walk on the beach, spend some time visiting the Antiques Fair, and follow this by enjoying afternoon tea in the ICA Hall where there will be delicious cakes and desserts on offer, with the usual cups of tea or coffee and soft drinks for the children, all for the price of €5. A perfect day out for everyone. CARDS AT KEEVERS BAR Results for Thursday, 29th May. 1st Tom Power and Michael 2nd and 3rd places shared by Nell Noley and Nora Mai O’Neill. Marie Stillwell and Peggy Keevers, Des FitzGerald and Gerry O’Brien, and Terry McGrath and Anne Hally. Best of last 5 Tessie Mansfield and Brian Keane. Last game Jason Lenane and James Foley.

GRANGE N.S. PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS We will be holding afternoon tea in St. Mary’s Church Tea Rooms on Saturday, 7th June. Nora will be contacting people to bake for the event in the next few days. If anyone would like to volunteer to bake, please contact Nora on 087-7411410. We will also be holding a book sale on the day, all books will be €1. Please come along to support the event and grab some bargain books. We will be holding a family fun table quiz on Friday, 13th June in An Tobar, Ardmore at 7.00 p.m. SHARP. We have gotten some fantastic prizes and would like to thank everyone for their support. We are still collecting prizes and hope to have a complete list for next weeks notes. We hope to have a goody bag for each table. We have received a signed Waterford Jersey to auction at the table quiz. If anyone would be interested in placing a bid and cannot make the table quiz on the 13th June, please contact Nora on 087-7441410 and she will make note of your bid. SILENT MOVIE DAY! On this coming Saturday, June 7th, at Molly Keanes House overlooking Ardmore Bay, come along and enjoy being taken back in time to another era by the old silent and black and white movies with Kevin Brownlow, renowned Film Historian. This unique event offers an engaging and sociable day out plus

a fascinating opportunity for any film buff to gain the inside track on the making of these films. Start 10.00 a.m. & Finish 4.00 p.m. approximately. Ticket Information: €80 ((morning & afternoon tea/coffee, cakes & 2 course lunch is included in the ticket price). €65 per head for group bookings of four or more. €60 early bird offer available for bookings before May 7th. Tel: 02494225 or 085-7431377. HALLA DEUGLÁN BAZAAR 2014 In connection with the above, the Hall Committee is welcoming donations of articles for its annual Summer Bazaar on July 6th next. The hall will be open every Saturday, 9.30 a.m. 12.00 noon, from now till the end of June to accept donations. Further information from Terry on 0879477213. AFC SUMMER CAMP Ardmore soccer club will once again be holding their almost world famous Summer Soccer School this year, bookings now being taken! Camp dates are July 21st-25th inclusive and more details can be found at w w w. s u m m e r s o c c e r ARDMORE HAIR SALON (086) 1769088 Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment – 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Friday 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Mobile Hairdressing Service also available anytime. Dungarvan / Youghal and surrounding areas. Tel. (086) 1769088.

Ardmore U-10 captain Rian French seen here with the Len Rodgers trophy after his team emerged victorious in the Under 10 Final aginst Dungarvan last Saturday. Also in the photo is Jan Orr, daughter of Len Rodgers. []

Steve McInerny from Ardmore Open Farm pictured here with new arrival Thumper, the Giant Flemish Rabbit. Call on out to see Thumper and other exciting new arrivals! []

Johnny Smyth and his son Jack from Ardmore, who attended the Len Rodgers soccer tournament in Clashmore last Saturday. []

The Ardmore Writing Project is back! Pictured at the Lee Carleton Art Exhibition in Ardmore last weekend were- Anne Carleton, John-Joe Carleton, Grace O'Mahony, Ian O'Mahony, Mike O'Brien, Paddy Carleton and Elenor Carleton. []

POET Kathy D'Arcy returns to continue her popular writing workshops, kindly supported by Waterford County Council Arts Office. Anyone with a story to tell and an interest in writing is welcome to attend these free workshops, which take place on

Wednesdays from 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. in the Ardmore Tourist Office (now situated on the beach) from June 4th-25th inclusive. Sessions will culminate in the launch of a book of work produced during Pattern Weekend. For more information, see


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Kilrossanty COMMUNION Congratulations to the following boys and girls from Kilrossanty School who received their first holy communion last Saturday in Kilrosanty Church. Thanks to parents, teachers, and all who helped to make this occasion a memorable one for the children. Thanks also to sacristan who had church in order for the occasion, to the choir, and to school secretary and to Fr. John Delaney, P.P., who peformed the lovely ceremony and made all the kids at ease for their big day. Roisin Coffey, Roisin Brown, Roisin Szajda, Aoibhe Houlihan, Leah White, Claire Hennebry, Kate Dwane, Shauna Comyn, Bill Corbett, Ken Dunphy, Shane Power, Oisin McCusker, Cian Hickey, Jamie Ryan, Charlie Ahearne, Colm Barry, Paul Cunningham. Well done to all. WHIST Whist on June 6th at 8 o’clock. Names and deposit for our outing 29th July at our next whist.

I.C.A. June meeting next Monday night in the hall at 8 o’clock. The competition is for the nicest June rose in a vase. The guild are planning a trip on 8th July to Carlow. Bus and entrance to chocolate factory €25. Deposit of €10 to be collected at June meeting if interested. Non members very welcome. More details at the meeting. SYMPATHY Deepest sympathy to the Fitzgerald family, Garranbane, on the death of Maureen Fitzgerald who died over the weekend. Maureen was formerly Power from Daltons Cross. Maureen’s passing is deeply regretted by her husband Noel, sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-inlaw, sister Kitty Ryan, Lemybrien and all other relatives to whom sympathy is extended. Burial took place in Ballinroad Cemetery on Monday. May she rest in peace. LUCK Best of luck to all pupils who start their exams this Wednesday hope they will not find them too hard.

Kilmac EXAM TIME Good luck to all students at St. Declan's Community College, Kilmacthomas who this week will sit their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams. We wish them well and hope all their hard work during the last year will pay off. NAÍONRA CHOILL MHIC THOMÁISÍN Many thanks to everyone who supported our recent raffle which raised a total of €1,524. To everyone who bought and sold tickets go raibh míle maith agaibh!. As always we are grateful to Pat in Centra for his support and the use of his premises to sell tickets at the start of the month. The prizewinners are as follows: €100 Angela Kiersey; €50 Francis Keane; Bracelet (kindly sponsored by Eileen Shields), Margaret Flynn; Biscuits Lauren Whelan, James Maher, Mary Battye, Margaret Flynn and Jane Foley. MARATHON Congratulations and well done to all the local ladies who took part in the Dublin City Women’s mini marathon on Monday. Hope all enjoyed the run as

lots of charities will benefit from your good work. WHIST Results for the Ballylaneen Whist Club for Monday, 26th May, Alice Walsh, Kitty Gough, Monica Gough, Mary A. Coffey, Biddy Fitzgerald, Joan Cashin, Mary Walsh, Veronica Walsh, Eileen Power, Peggy Callaghan and Terry Keane. Raffle winners Alice Walsh, Kitty Gough, Biddy Carroll, Nicola Gough, Peggy Callaghan, Breda Galvin and Joan Cashin. LOURDES You are reminded that there are still some seats available for the parish pilgrimage to Lourdes. Departs September 27 th for five nights, staying at the 4* Solitude Hotel full board, transport and accommodation cost €729. Contact Fr. M. Keogh on 051-294261 for more details. SUNFLOWER DAY Please support Sunflower day on the 6 th and 7th June in aid of the Waterford Hospice. All monies raised stays local. See you at Kilmacthomas Sunflower Shop.

Kilrossanty National School who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Saturday. Included in photo are the staff from Kilrossanty N.S. From left to right: Anne Kavanagh, Tracey Smith, Catherine Dunwoody, Principal, Fr. John Delaney, P.P., Mary Marron, Class Teacher and Marian Coffey. [William Cusack]

Nótaí na Gaeltachta le Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise AN IMEARLANN Beidh quiz boird ar mhaithe le cothabháil na hImearlainne ar siúl i dTigh Uí Mhuirithe, Heilbhic ar an Aoine 6 Meitheamh ag 9.00 p.m. €20 do bhord de cheathrar. Bígí linn do dhuaiseanna breátha, craic agus ceisteanna. A table quiz in aid of the maintenance of the Imearlann will be held in Murray's pub, Helvick on Friday, 6th June at 9.00 p.m. €20 for a table of four. Join

us for great prizes, craic agus brain teasers. TOGHA AN BHAILE Tá na socruithe ag teacht ar aghaidh go breá don oíche mhór a bheidh ar siúl ar an 14 Meitheamh. Tá trí ghrúpa ag ullmhú go dian don oíche – Bóthar na Sop, Gort a’ Mhuillinn agus an Linn Bhuí. Beidh timpeall 25 nóiméad ag gach grúpa ar an oíche le drámaíocht, ceol agus amhránaíocht fite fuaite tríd an taispeántas. Beidh na

doirse ag oscailt ag 8.00 i.n. agus siamsaíocht na hoíche ag tosnú ag 8.30. €5 a bheidh ar na ticéidí a bheidh ar díol go háitiúil go luath. It’s all systems go to be ready for the big night on 14 June when the three groups take to the stage: An Linn Bhuí, Gort a’ Mhuillinn agus Bóthar na Sop. The groups will have approx 25 minutes to entertain the audience, with a mixture of music, song and drama.

Pádraig Seosamh Ó Mathúna ag bronnadh trinsiúr le Criostal na Rinne ar Sheán Ó Moronaigh.

AISTEOIRÍ AN tSEAN PHOBAIL Bhronn Pádraig Seosamh Ó Mathúna, Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail (ar chlé sa phictiúr), trinsiúr le Criostal na Rinne ar Sheán Ó Morónaigh, An Comhlachas Náisiúnta Drámaíochta le déanaí, mar chomhartha buíochais as a chuid oibre mar stiurthóir ar dhráma cáiliúil an Athar de hIndeberg, 'Eachtra an Ghobáin Saoir'. Pádraig Seosamh Ó Mathúna, Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail (left), presents a piece of Criostal na Rinne to Seán Ó Morónaigh, An Comhlachas Náisiúnta Drámaíochta, as a token of appreciation for his work as director on An tAthair de Hindeberg's well-known play, 'Eachtra an Ghobáin Saoir'. PÁIRC UILE AIMSIRE Is féidir an pháirc uile aimsire a chur in áirithe tré glaoch a chur ar Ann Hogan ar 086-1655137. The all-weather pitch in An Sean Phobal can be booked by calling Ann Hogan on 086-1655137 SEIRBHÍS DOCHTÚRA Bíonn an Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú ag feidhmiú ó Ionad Pobail na Rinne gach Máirt agus Déardaoin ó 9-11 ar maidin. Glaoigh ar (058) 41262 nó (058) 41227 chun

coinne a dhéanamh. Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú will be available for appointments in the Health Centre in Ionad Pobail na Rinne on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Please note Tuesday and Thursday are the new days the clinic will be open. CUMANN NAOMH UINSEANN DE PÓL / SVP Má theastaíonn ó éinne teagmháil a dhéanamh le Cumann Naomh Uinseann de Pól sa cheantar, is féidir teacht orthu ag (058) 46125 nó 085-1520494. The contact numbers for the An Rinn / An Sean Phobal branch of St Vincent de Paul are (058) 46125 nó 085-1520494. MEÁIN SHÓISIALTA / TEAGMHÁIL / CONTACT Is féidir an nuacht is déanaí agus eolas faoi imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl sa Rinn agus sa Seanphobal ar an leathnach Facebook atá ag an gComhlucht Forbartha – agus táimid ar fáil ar twitter anois chomh maith – @cfdeise. If anybody has events / news to be included in Nótaí na Gaeltachta, seol iad chuig nó 05846664.



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NEWSREEL … Anxious or Depressed?

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

Been affected by Suicide? YOU are not alone – Been Bereaved through suicide? Meet people in similar circumstances for a free tea or coffee and chat. 1st Tuesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon - Charity Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland. Contact Breda Maher on (086) 9822498. Pupils from Glenbeg N.S. who received their First Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church, Dungarvan with Canon Ryan; Breda Cleary, School Principal; Fr. Jack Crean and Debbie Brett, Class Teacher. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Ballyduff Card Results 28/5/’14 – 1st Pat Kirby & Shelia Lonergan; Mary Fitzgerald & Helen Cunningham; 3rd Marie Heskin & Mary Fennessey. Lucky Tables: Dan Howard & Eddie Sheehan; Bill Leddy & Helen O’Keeffe; Stephan Cunningham & Nellie Devine. Raffle: Rita Leamy Ann Geary, Shelia Lonergan, Denis Tobin x 2, Bill Leddy, Mary Fitzgeald, Helen O’Keeffe, Stephen Cunningham.

Garranbane School Family Fun Table Quiz GARRANBANE NS Parents Association is hosting a Family Fun Table Quiz in the Gold Coast Hotel this Friday night, 6th June, at 7.00 p.m. Quiz master is the one and only Bob O'Brien. We have over €2,000 worth of prizes which include a Golf Cap signed by Rory McIlroy and a signed Waterford Jersey.There will be music and lots of fun for all the family. Each table costs €20 and can be made up of family, friends or relations. All proceeds go to the Garranbane National School building fund.

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VAN GAR THE month of May is moving on, and it seems to be getting busier! Full team in the garden this morning, with Tommy, Geddy and Johnny Sweeney putting a garden table and bench together, as usual from upcycled pallets. Well done lads, I hope we get the weather! Ger Dalton is in full flight in the greenhouse with planting up (even chillies!). Michael French is busy with the weeding and

Joe is working away in the workshop. I'm starting to feel guilty sitting at the computer! A busy week at the Shed ends as it started, with a full house and all departments in full swing! Workshops (wood and craft) busy with cradles, wheelbarrows and furniture restoration taking place. In the craft pre-fab, wood block prints and coat racks being made. The garden is blooming with veg and flowers, garden tables being made, trellis' being put up. As busy as I've ever seen the Shed! We also received a lovely thank you card from Sally and Robbie, no problem girls, it was a pleasure.

New Ballinroad Community Group NOT AFRAID TO GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY Members of the newly formed Ballinroad Community Group were out in force on Saturday, 17th May, for their litter collection organised by Bernie Butler and Francis Dwane.The idea had been suggested at a public meeting held in Ballinroad Hall on May 7th. The meeting had initially been organised by local residents Pauline Sheehan and Kolette Enright to discuss road safety issues affecting the growing village of Ballinroad and its surrounding area. There was a large attendance on the night and it became clear that there were opportunities to look at other issues and concerns raised at the meeting, including litter and the general appearance of the area, among other things, which led to the suggestion to arrange a rubbish collection. At the earliest opportunity a group of volunteers assembled outside Lord Maguire’s and set off to scour the ditches of every road in the area. Within just 2 hours every byway around Ballinroad from the N25 to Clonea Strand had been picked clean. The accompanying pho-

tograph shows just some of the volunteers who gave up their time on the day. The picture also shows the amount of hard work that was done and shows what can be accomplished when people work together. If people did not carelessly dispose of their litter there would be no need for community litter collections and that time could be better spent working on other improvements. At the public meeting it was also decided to form a committee to lobby and work towards other improvements in the area, particularly in relation to road safety and maintenance as a starting point. Sixteen people volunteered to form the committee and it was decided that this committee should report back to another public meeting in September. There may be other groups in the area working on other projects such as the upkeep of individual estates or the development of children’s facilities. The new Ballinroad Community Group does not wish to duplicate their effort but would like to hear from any such groups to share ideas. The new committee of the

Ballinroad Community Group is comprised of people from all areas of the locality and it held its first meeting on May 21st to establish its aims, which are encompassed by its mission statement: “Our aim is to work together to enhance the living experience in the greater Ballinroad area.” Its current primary goals are road maintenance and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. In the interests of road safety the committee has already moved

quickly to cut back an overgrown boundary at Ballinroad Cross, which was done by Bernie Butler, Tony Butler and Joe Power – another example of a small but important task that can be completed when a community comes together with energy, enthusiasm and co-operation. The new committee is currently working on drawing up a detailed list of issues that should be addressed in the area, such as a footpath to

Garranbane School for example.This list will allow the committee to approach the council and other agencies with a firm idea of the priorities that need to be worked on in Ballinroad. The committee will also be looking into ways in which it can communicate with and keep the community informed of its activities. For now, anyone who wishes to contact the committee can do so by email to

Pictured (l. to r.): David Byrne, Francis Dwane, Joe Power, Tony Butler, Margo Delahunty, Bernie Butler, Pauline Sheehan.

Yesteryear Motor Club Charity Event THE annual Yesteryear Motor Club Charity Event in Walton Park on Sunday, June 1st was a great success. One hundred vehicles, from the 40’s up to the

90’s, were displayed by owners from all over the country. Locals and visitors enjoyed a trip down memory lane while supporting a good cause. Monies raised

will go to Dunabbey House Nursing Home in Dungarvan. Event organisers would like to thank the local Gardaí and Council staff for their assistance.


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Ballinameela We are busy planning and organising a Community Fundraising BBQ which will be held on Friday, August 8th to raise some money for the Community Centre while having a social evening to meet friends and neighbours. So keep the date in your diary! The Ballinameela Community Centre is available for bookings. The centre is a wonderful amenity for you to use for indoor soccer, parties etc. To book the hall please contact our booking officer Pauline on 087-2480321. Each month one of the committee is responsible for opening and closing for events on in the hall, June is Mary Curran 0863337552. Current events on in the hall and local community: Finisk Valley AC News: The club travelled to Waterford RSC for Day 2 of the Waterford county championships; all the athletes enjoyed the day out and represented the club very well, the club took home 9 medals on the day. Over the two days of the Waterford county championships the club took home a total of 22 Medals, which is a great achievement for a new cub in the county.

Henry Griffin has the star of the day for the Finisk Valley, Henry won the Boys U-14 High Jump with a PB of 1.35m, Henry also finishing 3rd in both the hurdles and Long Jump. Morgan Buckley had a good High Jump finishing 3rd. Thanks to Nik Raicevic in his dedication in coaching the high jump. Corey Scanlan had a good run finishing 3rd in the boys U9 200m final. New comer Sean Foley threw well to finish 3rd in the boys U-15 shot putt. In the Senior Men, Shane Scanlan finished 1st in the Hammer Throw, 2nd in the Shot Putt, Nik Raicevic finished 3rd in the Shot Putt. Congratulations to all the athletes who travelled to Waterford and thanks to all the parents who travelled to support. Any children in our community who is interested running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela community pitch/hall, training times are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Badminton: Tuesday 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Contact Mairead Morrissey 087-7681975. Foroige Club: Had

“HOW wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world". These are the words of a 15 year old girl named Anne Frank. Through all the trials and tragedies of her short life, she remained philosophical and optimistic to the end. Now that all the hectic campaigning of the elections is over, I wonder how many of our new local and international representatives will hit the ground running to start improving the world. Or, will our new electees be overwhelmed by the onerous, seemingly insurmountable tasks that lay before them? Or, will they, en masse, grasp the seriousness of the situation (unemployment, homelessness, health services, infrastructure, etc.), and work as a group to help those most in need? OR, as I suspect, will the selfserving syndrome of perks, junkets and expenses kick in.

their last get together last week and are taking a summer break. Irish Dancing: Fridays at 3.15 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. for all school going kids. Class teacher is Deirdre Kiely, contact Deirdre on 0860640892 for more information. New beginners always welcome. ADULT, BABY AND TODDLER GROUP Meet on a Wednesday mornings at 9.30 a.m. in the halla of Whitechurch National School. For more details contact Janice Barry on 087-9718945. New members very welcome. DEISE AGAINST PYLONS We can be contacted by phone, email or Facebook. Telephone: 085-2801977. Email: Facebook: Deise Against Pylons. COMMUNITY ALERT There is a Community Alert text system in place text your name and mobile number to this number: 087 3538347. It works in 2 ways, firstly a message regarding any suspicious activity is sent to your phone so you can be on the lookout. Secondly you can send details of suspicious activity to this number where it will

But, we elected them. Let’s see if we can live with the consequences. Better still, lets see if the political classes can prove me wrong. This week, Ballinameela Creatives returned to the relative normality of enjoying the world through rose-tinted glasses.The sun shone, the tourists arrived, the blossoms bloomed and MOST of the election posters are down. Suddenly the world is a more colourful place. Time so, to organise the annual club outing. Contrary to a previous missive, we are not going to Kilkenny but to Kinsale.. I knew it started with a "K"! June 10th is the date of "Creatives on Tour 2014". God, weather and abandoned spouses willing, we'll head away early and get a head start on the multitudes descending on the south coasts' bastion of culinary delights. Art galleries will be visited, historical sites examined and maybe a souvenir or two bought (only the classiest of

be re-sent around to the community and to the Gardai who treat it as serious and act immediately. Follow on facebook .communityalert LOTTO RESULTS 2/6/’14 – Numbers drawn were 3, 6 and 9. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were Killy Longan, Kereen; Keelan Looby, Kilgreaney; Pat Duffy, Villierstown; Brid Leahy, Lismore and Rena Cotter, Aglish. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,200 and the draw will take place in Cruiscín Lán. NOTES FOR INCLUSION If you have something you would like in the Ballinameela notes you can email Follow and like us on facebook, Ballinameela Community Centre. LOTTO RESULTS 2/6/’14 – Numbers drawn were 3, 6 and 9. There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were Killy Longan, Kereen; Keelan Looby, Kilgreaney; Pat Duffy, Villierstown; Brid Leahy, Lismore and Rena Cotter, Aglish. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,200 and the draw will take place in Cruiscín Lán.

keyrings and fridge magnets, of course). Hopefully, we will be visiting the magnificent harbour defenses at Charlesfort. Obviously I dont want to put any pressure on anybody to go to Charlesfort. Just because I want to go to CHARLESFORT doesn't mean anyone else is under any obligation to go to Charlesfort. OK! This week’s quote comes from the Immortal Bard. He said, " Get thee to Charlesfort, for a goodly time will be had by all there." Great advice. Ballinameela Creatives meet at Midi's place every Wednesday night at 7.30 p.m.

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. St. Mary’s who competed in the Instrumental Music competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Shamrocks C who competed in the Ballad Group Competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Modeligo who competed in the Set Dancing Competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Shamrocks A who competed in the Ballad Group Competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]



Lismore LISMORE TIDY TOWNS Adjudication in the National Tidy Towns competition started nationally on 1st June so Lismore can be judged any week between now and the 1st July so it is essential that people do their bit to ensure that the town is kept clean and litter free. From the week starting Monday, 26th May the working team of Lismore Tidy Towns were out and about almost every day to ensure that proposed plans were finished off and as a result there are just a small number of things to be done in the coming week. West Street on both sides of the road was swept from the branch library down to the Millennium Park. The railings into and the gates of the Millennium Park were washed and buildings in that area were cleaned. The replanting of the beds surrounding the Obelisk area with perennials in the Millennium Park started early in the week with a one morning being spent on preparatory work and moving some of the plants around.

Then on the Friday morning all of the planting was done as was some work at the bandstand.The plants were supplied and purchased from local plant nursery Cosy Meadows and we thank the owner Alison for her design advice, help and work. Work on the Redwood seat in the Park was also finished off and Michael McBride is thanked for all of the time that he gave to its restoration. Michael Coleman our C.E.S. worker planted the raised bed at Hornibrooks on the Tallow Road, the narrow point of the Triangle, end of the planted area at Ferry Lane and did some fence painting. A new sign has been put up at the bottle bank and people are asked to respect this area when using it and not leave bottles/containers cardboard boxes on the ground. A new directional sign for the Owenashad Riverside Walk sign has also been put up at the entrance to Strand and fingerposting for Canal View Park on the Cappoquin Road. In the coming week a larger sign will be put up on the high

stone wall at this topiary park. Many private dwellings/business premises in different parts of the town have been painted/tidied up and the owners are thanked for this. The owners of Lismore House Hotel are thanked for the work started on the wall at the hotel car park and we look forward to its completion.We also planted up over thirty containers in the council yard which will be placed on the railings at the Heritage Centre. Thanks to John Foley overseer Waterford County Council for all his help during the week. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK: If you love the lines of your wooden furniture but are tired of the colour, save money and the resources needed to produce a new piece, prevent waste by recycling some favourite pieces. Sand down and revamp solid wood with a lick of paint. Use classic neutrals or bright contemporary colours for a sense of fun. Even plastic and veneer can be taken to a new level with the right product.

Parish of Lismore and Ballysaggart WE wish good luck to all the students of B.C.S who begin their Leaving and Junior Cert exams today.We also wish good luck to all who have taught these students, for a teachers glory is in the success of their students. What a contrast when on Friday 6th we will celebrate our annual Cemetery Mass in St. Carthage’s Cemetery at 7.30 p.m. This is a special moment when those recently bereaved as well as those who have loved ones interred in the cemetery to

gather in Christian solidarity and hope. Sincere thanks to all who will prepare for this Mass. Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Spirit to the assembled disciples. Filled with the Spirit they would go out to proclaim the Good News to the world. The Church has still the same task given by Jesus when he commissioned the apostles to go out the whole world and proclaim the Gospel and Baptise in the name of the Father, Son and Spirit. Lord

raise up men and women who will generously give their all in the service of the Gospel and the people of our time. MASS TIMETABLE Saturday, 7th June - Vigil Mass in Lismore at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, 8th June Morning Mass in Ballysaggart at 9.30 a.m. Sunday Mass in Lismore at 11.00 a.m. PRO Pastoral Council. Parish Radio Link 103.9FM

Cappoquin FRIENDS OF CAPPOQUIN DAY CENTRE Results of Draw No. 4 - 30th May: 1st €100 Kevin O'Leary; 2nd - €50 Pat Denn; 3rd - €30 Veronica O'Keeffe; 4th - €20 Tessie Coughlan. TIDY TOWNS Blackwater Pub: What a transformation! The power of a community working together was displayed beautifully over the weekend. Andrew and Mary Whelan from The Toby Jug very kindly supplied gallons of paint - and the Civic Link and friends donned their overalls, and started work at 6.30 a.m. on Saturday morning and worked through until 6.00 p.m. on Saturday night to paint this landmark in Cappoquin. It looks wonderful. Well done and a huge thank you to all involved. Weeding and Litter: The first rounds of

Tidy Towns judging are starting now, so if we can all please help with a tidy up near your home or premises. Please pay special attention to clearing weeds on kerbing near you. Our Tús team are working hard, but as you know weeds are relentless at the moment! Again, if we can all do a little by picking up litter and sweeping in front of our own area, it will greatly improve the look of the town., Town Square 8.00 p.m. Wednesday night: Thank you to those who turned up last week and did tremendous work on the flower beds in the Hurling field. They look terrific. We are meeting again tonight and focusing on the Square. Please come along and lend a hand for an hour.We would love some younger folk to join in too, so for those of you on holidays, why not come along? We'd love to see you.

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Cappoquin Civic Link


SUPPORT OUR LOCAL POST OFFICE People may well have spotted some posters around town, asking them to support the local post office and sign a petition to ensure the survival of this very important facility in many towns. We cannot urge people strongly enough to get behind the efforts to maintain local postal services, which are now threatened by yet more downsizing and outsourcing, words which did not exist in anyone’s vocabulary up to a few years ago. Cappoquin has had a post office for over 150 years, since the first post master Thomas Olden retired from his army position and opened the first office across from the barracks, i.e. Walsh’s Hotel.

Since then it has moved location, from Main Street to Church Street and now back to Main Street in the very capable hands of John Murphy. Now, with changes afoot at national level, all in the name of competitiveness, even the most viable of post offices around the country are under threat. Local people know only too well what the loss of services like the banks did to Cappoquin over the last decade, and we would appeal to everyone to give the fullest support possible to your local post office and its staff at this time. CARNIVAL NEWS With the Carnival 2014 brochure now at the printers, we can give some details of what people can expect over June 20th–22nd next. Friday the

20th will see the official opening at St. Anne’s Church around 6 p.m., followed by a fire department demonstration at the Square at 7 p.m., the arrival of the runners from the Dromana 5 road race from 8 p.m. onwards and lots of music and dancing after that at the Square, until dark. In the Community Centre, at 8.30 p.m. the five-artist exhibition entitled Carnival Canvasses will be opened by Andrea Jameson and this is sure to be a fabulous exhibition, continuing throughout the weekend and with a special treat for all painters on Saturday morning, when Andrea will host an open air painting session for all interested participants, at the river bend in Twig Bog. Saturday will begin with a camogie blitz in the GAA field, and the start of the Pink Bra High Nelly charity cycle from Twigbog car park at noon is sure to raise a few eyebrows. All afternoon, with the cyclists on the road, the action switches to the Square and Green Street, where the farmers’ market will have several hot food stalls, the Recession

Olympics will be in full swing from 2 p.m. and will be followed by the Battle of the Bars and (hopefully) the return of the charity cyclists to add to the high jinks. That evening, there will be a barbeque and music at the Boathouse, again in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and the return of the Monster Fireworks Display as darkness falls, celebrating both the summer solstice and the tenth anniversary of the Cornerstone Carnival. We will give more details of the remaining Carnival events next week. Among these will be a photo exhibition in various premises around the town, showing highlights from the events over the past ten years. This week, just to whet everyone’s appetite, we include two of the photos from the collection. Here you can see a selection of the crowd at Brendan Kiely’s historic walk in 2005 – the 2014 version will be along the waterfront, by the way – and also the 2007 gathering of athletes at the end of the Dromana Five, being watched over by the late, great, John O’Donoghue.

Pink Bra High Nelly Cycle Urgent Bra Appeal WE need your help...or more importantly your bras! If you have old white, cream, nude colours bras that are no longer loved by you, we’d love to bring them back to life by dying them pink and using them for our Pink Bra High Nelly Cancer Fundraiser! Bra Bin Collection points are at the following locations; Cappoquin - Credit Union,

Ferrick’s Pharmacy, The Meat Centre, Calmark, Community Centre, Kelleher’s SuperValu, Padre Pio Rest Home Lismore - Blackwater Secondary School, Roche’s Supermarket Dungarvan – New Look, GSK Please just drop your bra(s) into the bin by Thursday, 5th June, and we’ll take care of the rest. Pink Bra High Nelly Cycle takes

place on Saturday, 21st June, 2014 (the weekend of the Cappoquin Cornerstone Carnival). There will be two cycle routes one longer (14.4 miles) and one shorter (4.4 miles) with water and refreshment stops along the way. For further information please call Emma on 086 355 7268. Like us on Facebook – Pink Bra High Nelly Cycle.


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Stradbally FIRST FRIDAY MASS The first Friday Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Church, Faha at 9.30 a.m. on Friday next, 6th June and at St. Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen at 7 p.m. TENDERS INVITED Tenders are sought for the Interior Painting of St. Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen. The scope includes all interior masonary and timber work of the Church. Applications must include: a quotation including paint supply, copy of public liability insurance, schedule of work and details of paint type and brand. All applicants must be fully insured and VAT registered. Please forward all tenders to Dan Delaney, Ballylaneen, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford. Closing dates for applications Wednesday, 11th June, 2014. PARISH DRAW The result of the double Parish Draw for the 26th May/2nd June are as follows: 1st prize Anne Power, Kilneen East, The Pike. 5 x e25 prizes went to Helen Connors, Ballylawn Stud, Kill; Avril Donnelly, Carrigcastle; David Kirwan, Dromlohan, Stradbally; Mairead Power, Carrigbarahane; Timmy O’Byrne, The Lodge, Kilmacthomas. The promoter’s prize went to Mary Power. 1st prize Pat and Ann Power, Knockfield House. 5 x €25 went to Pat Walsh, Ballinabanogue; Martin Quinlan, Killelton; The Allen children, Ballinlough; Kathy Oates, Carrigahilla; P. J. Coleman, Fahafeelagh. The promoter’s prize went to Mary Power. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy birthday and best

wishes to Samantha Condon, Viewmount who recently celebrated her 21st birthday with an impressive party for family, friends and neighbours in the Cove Bar, Stradbally. STRADBALLY MARKET The Stradbally Market continues as usual on Saturday morning from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. with the finest and freshest of local produce for sale. There is also a great range of hand crafted cards for all occasions and cards for sale with local scenes photographed by our equine photographer Collette when she is out and about looking for new subjects. There is a range of Aloe Vera health and beauty products available from Bridget to have you looking your very best. You can follow that with a cuppa and scones and catch up on all the local news. The winners of last Saturday’s hamper was Peg Connors. SOCCER NEWS The U-15’s faced Park Rangers both home and away in league ties last week. The home game was a tame 0-0 draw, shot off the post for the locals and the wing play of Eoin Power the highlights. The away game saw Stradbally garner all 3 points with a 2-1 victory. The U-11’s face Ballinroad away in a cup tie 1-1. At full time the visitors pulled away with four scores in extra time Rory Fennell, Darragh Farrell and Conor Fennell featured on the score sheet. In the next round Stradbally is away versus Park Rangers on next Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m. Academy Little Dribblers continue each Saturday for another couple of weeks,

kick-off time 10.30 a.m. and 11.45 am. respectively. Summer Camp this year takes place 14th to 18th July. Congratulations to neighbours Kilmacthomas AFC on winning the Youths B Cup recently. LOCAL EQUINE NEWS The point-to-point racing season was brought to a satisfactory end at the Bank Holiday weekend for local vintner and racing enthusiast John Whelan when his 8 year old gelding Whiteoverbury won a 4 miler at Kinsale. Winning by a nose at odds of 10/1, it raised a cheer for all the local punters. Last week it was the turn of local trainer Margaret Flynn when Stand Sure trained by her won at the Carbury Hunt point-topoint at Inchydoney with Cappagh jockey Declan Queally on board. TIDY TOWNS NEWS One of the latest projects undertaken by Stradbally Tidy Towns committee and the local Tay Valley Solas Group was the training at the feature stone wishing well in front of Whitewell Estate, Stradbally. The instructor on the scheme was Paul Hartnett on behalf of Hughes Training. The local Solas Supervisor was Patricia Walsh who organised the project for the employees on the scheme. The stonework was unveiled on Thursday morning last in brilliant sunshine. Chairman Joe Curran and Secretary Margo Crowley attended on behalf of the committee to thank the instructor and men on the project for their work and interest. It is hoped that the roof will be put in place in the coming days. The Tidy Towns committee would like to thank the following for

their help with the project. Alan Kiely with his mini digger who dug out the site.Alan hopes to set up his own business with his mini digger following his training with Solas on the local scheme. Stradbally GAA Club for the use of their premises, and their red cones, Eddie for the use of his cement mixer, there was others that wish to remain nameless who helped with health and safety. Our sincere thanks to everyone that helped in any way. We expect to be judged in the national Tidy Towns competition in the coming days so we would appeal to everyone living in Stradbally to be vigilant about litter and tidiness and especially dog owners to act responsible in view of what is at stake. OUR LADY OF MERCY FUNDRAISER Our Lady of Mercy National School in Stradbally is holding a recycling of old clothes fundraiser on Wednesday, 11th June, 2014. This is an ideal opportunity to clear out your wardrobes and donate to our local school. Any type of plastic bags may be used or bags can be got from the local shop. The bags of clothes need to be returned to the school after 2.10 p.m. or 3.10 p.m. on Wednesday, 11th. If anyone would like to arrange a collection of bags from their home please contact any committee member on 087 2182102. This fundraiser was a huge success last time it was held and 10% of the funds raised will go to the Laura Lynn Foundation. So get summer clearing and donate your old clothes all for a good cause.

Pupils from St. John’s School who received their First Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church, Dungarvan. From left Aisling Houlihan, Teacher, Canon Ryan, Laoise Ni Cheallaigh, Michael Casey, Fr. Jack Crean and Helen Forde, School Principal. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Lismore Castle Arts SATURDAY, 14th June, 5.00 – 6.30 p.m.Director’s Talk: Eamonn Maxwell on Wilhelm Sasnal. Eamonn Maxwell, director of Lismore Castle Arts, will give a talk on the Wilhelm Sasnal exhibition in the main gallery. Join us for a glass of Pimms and strawberries in the Asian Tent in the castle gardens, followed by a tour around the exhibition. Wilhelm Sasnal is one of the key figures in contemporary painting in the last decade. Born in Poland in 1972, his work explores a diverse range of subjects, from daily observations of his family to figures from history who fascinate him.

The exhibition brings together 16 works, spanning the decade to 2014, which allude to Andersen but also to Sasnal’s observations of contemporary life. Alongside the paintings there are two new film pieces commissioned by Lismore Castle Arts. Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present this event to coincide with the IMMRAMA festival – the travel writing festival in Lismore from 12th – 15th June. Tickets for this event are €10 (€5 Members of the Friends Scheme / Concessions). To reserve a ticket for this event please contact Paul McAree at the contact details below.

Modeligo NEW PLAYING FIELD FOR MODELIGO NATIONAL SCHOOL It might have been a two year project (at least), but the new playing field project came to fruition on Friday evening last when Fr. Kiely, P.P. officially opened and blessed what is a great asset for the school. It's a development that was undertaken by the last BOM, and completed by the present board with John Fitzgerald Derra, the current Chairman and Mr. Kinsella school Priomh-Oide. Other members of the board and indeed members of the Parents Association put alot of time (particularly Saturdays) in having the playing surface and field environs ready for the "opening" which was incidentally part of the School Open Evening. The children got their chance to "try it out" all were delightesd with the facility. Finally a sincere word of thanks to all who contributed in any way to the Field, and to the children: well, enjoy! LOTTO SALES AT THE SHOPPING CENTRE Our community Council were selling MiniLotto units at the Shopping Centre on Saturady last, and we were delighted with the response we recieved from the people going in and out of the Centre, so we'd like to say a sincere "thanks a million" to all who took time to come to us and purchase Modeligo Mini-Lotto tickets. Also to all our sellers: very well done. We sold almost 800

tickets on the day. Finally, thanks, Ned, for securing the gig, Collette for organising the roster, and the man from the staff who brought us a table at the top entrance to the centre! MODELIGO GAA Thanks to all who supported our Secondhand clothes and other items on Saturday last. A large amount of items were donated and we'll be glad to turn these into cash to provided muchneeded funding for our club. The good news didnt end there. On Sunday afternoon our junior hurlers ground out a 21 pts to 11 championship win over a game Geraldines XV. For some of us it was our first time seeing the lads in action this year, there's a smashing blend of youth and experience both on the field and mentor-wise, surely a good basis for a successful campaign. CRANNCHUR AITIUL There was a large number of tickets to be checked on Mini-lotto night, over 1,200 in fact, that's because of the great success of our miniLotto sales at the Shopping Centre.Thanks to all who helped out on Saturday night with the checking of tickets, etc. And after all that, we had no winner, however, from amongst the large pile. The numbers drawn were 6, 10 and 26, and Jane Fitzgerald, Dungarvan, John Quinlan, Colligan, Chrissie Fitzgerald, Colligan and Katie de Siún, An Rinn were our €25 lucky dip winners. An tseachtain seo chughainn, beidh €3,300 sa phota óír.

Modeligo Primary School Girls complete the double! Featured are the girls from Modeligo N.S., who captured the West Waterford Primary Schools Camogie title in their Grade when they had a very impressive win over Coolnasmear in the recent finals. In doing so, they completed the second leg of a football and camogie double for the 2013/2014 school year. Many congratulations to the girls and their coach and Principal, Barry Kinsella. The team were as follows: Catherine O'Brien, Aine Walsh, Emily O'Mahony, Jessica Burke, Isobel Sheehan, Saedbh O'Shea, Aoife O'Byrne, Aoife O'Donovan, Mairead O'Brien, Chloe Power, Ellen O'Byrne, Annie Ryan, Emma Reddy". [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



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School Athletics Western Final – Pictured above are the boys and girls from Clashmore National School all of whom were medal winners at the Western Finals of the Annual School Sports held recently at St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan. Well done all.

West Waterford CLASHMORE RAMBLERS ALPHA LOTTO DRAW - Sunday, June 1st Here are the results of the weekly Clashmore Ramblers Alpha Lotto Draw – which took place in Clashmore last Sunday night, June 1st, the letters drawn were K.C.Y.L. We had no jackpot winner, so next week’s jackpot will be €2,300. Lucky dips went to: James Fitzgerald, Clashmore; Pat Collins, Clashmore; Sinead Coughlan, Clashmore. Thanks to all our friends for your continued support! EXAMS COMMENCE As all our Leaving and Junior Cert. students commence their exams this week we wish them all the best. AGLISH – BALLINAMEELA – MOUNT STUART PARISH Evening of Song & Word – On Tuesday evening, June 17th, we will have an evening of Song and word with Christian Singer – James Kilbane in Aglish Church and everyone is most welcome. Parish Gathering – We will have our parish gathering here in Aglish Parish field on June 27th – more details near the time. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE Our weekly Clashmore

45 Drive took place at the Decies Bar on Monday night. Our top prize winners this week jointly on seven games were Jim McGrath and Nell Foley, Podge Cunningham and Edmond Og Ledingham, Kathleen Osbourne and Eileen Dower. Best of the last five were Breda Wall and Carmel Buckley, Jack Douris and Mary Dower. Our lucky last game winners were Noel Nugent and Billy Allen. Cards as usual on Monday night at 9.00 p.m. sharp. Well done to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your support. CLASHMORE / KINSALEBEG GAA LOTTO Jackpot €4,800 This weeks Clashmore / Kinsalebeg GAA Lotto draw took place on Monday night, our four numbers were 9, 12, 14, 18. We had no match four ticket in the drum. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,800 when our draw takes place at the Decies Bar. Well done to the following who were the lucky winners of €20 spot prizes: Simon Lombard, Ardsallagh; Chrissie Walsh, Modeligo; Billy Glavin, Coolbagh; Jean Mullaney, Villierstown; Helen Collins, Kinsalebeg. Thanks as always to all our supporters. CLASHMORE / KINSALEBEG LADIES

FOOTBALL Club Gear Clashmore – Kinsalebeg Ladies GAA now have club shorts and socks available for Sale there are also gum Shields available for sale. If anyone is interested please contact Helena. RETIREMENT CELEBRATION As many of you may know Mrs.Veronica Curran – who has given 40 years teaching at Clashmore National School is retiring. To mark the occasion on Friday, July 4th, Mass will be celebrated at 8.00 p.m. in Clashmore Church followed by refreshments in the Decies Bar. This is an open invitation to all of you past and present pupils and your families and all her friends to come along on the night – you will be all very welcome. KINSALEBEG NS FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Congratulations to our girls and boys who received their First Holy Communion on May 10th. Our celebrant was Fr. O'Gorman. Everyone had a lovely special day with their families. The children who made their Communion were Aoibhín Foley, Chloe Kenneally, Hannah Walsh, Jade Walsh, Finn O'Brien, Ciarán Ryan, Jack O'Driscoll and Kyle Moloney.

Lyre Heritage News By Marie O’Shea

Sunshine, Sea and Golden Beach It Must Be Summer HOW lovely to feel warm sunshine on your back! The rise in temperature has prompted all of us to think beach again. Rooting through the stock of summer stuff (beach towel, sunscreen, bathing cap, flip-flops etc.) one glaring thing becomes obvious – I need a new swimsuit. I dread the thought of the search in the shops. Things ain’t what they used to be. There is an awful lot more of me now….. When I was a child in the 1940s, the bathing suit for the mature figure was-boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered. They were built to hold back and uplift, and they did a good job. Today's stretch fabrics are designed for the prepubescent girl with a figure carved from a potato chip. The mature woman has a choice, she can either go up front to the maternity department and try on a floral suit with a skirt, coming away looking like a hippopotamus that escaped from Disney's Fantasia, or she can wander around every run-of-themill department store trying to make a sensible choice from what amounts to a designer range of fluorescent rubber bands. What choice did I have? AS I commenced my shopping expedition, I wandered around, made my sensible choice and entered the chamber of horrors known as the fitting room. Other ladies were happily shedding

their day-wear and donning prospective purchases. I cowered in one corner (I hate Shared Dressing Rooms). The first thing I noticed was the extraordinary tensile strength of the stretch material. The Lycra used in bathing costumes was developed, I believe, by NASA to launch small rockets from a slingshot, which gives the added bonus that if you manage to actually lever yourself into one, you would be protected from shark attacks. Any shark taking a swipe at your passing midriff would immediately suffer whiplash. I fought my way into the bathing suit, but as I twanged the shoulder strap in place I gasped in horror, my boobs had disappeared! Eventually, I found one boob cowering under my left armpit. It took a while to find the other. At last I located it flattened beside my seventh rib. The problem is that modern bathing suits have no bra cups. The mature woman is now meant to wear her boobs spread across her chest like a speed bump. I realigned my speed bump and lurched toward the mirror to take a full view assessment. The bathing suit fits all right, but unfortunately it only fitted those bits of me willing to stay inside it.The rest of me oozed out rebelliously from top, bottom and sides. I looked like a lump of Playdoh wearing undersized cling

wrap. As I tried to work out where all those extra bits had come from, the brightly smiling sales girl popped her head through the curtain, "Oh, there you are," she said, admiring the bathing suit. I replied that I wasn't so sure and asked what else she had to show me. I tried on a cream crinkled one that made me look like a lump of masking tape, and a floral two-piece that gave the appearance of an oversized napkin in a serving ring. I struggled into a pair of leopard-skin bathers with ragged frills and came out looking like Tarzan's Jane, pregnant with triplets and having a rough day. I tried on a black number with a midriff fringe and looked like a jellyfish in mourning. I tried on a bright pink pair with such a high cut leg I thought I would have to wax my eyebrows to wear them. Finally, I found a suit that fit. It was a two-piece affair with a shorts-style bottom and a loose blouse-type top. It was cheap, comfortable, and bulgefriendly, so I bought it. My ridiculous search had a successful outcome, I figured. When I got it home, I found a label that read, "Material might become transparent in water." So, if you happen to be on the beach or near any other body of water this year and I'm there too, I'll be the one in cut-off jeans and a T-shirt!


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Kilgobinet/Colligan/Kilbrien THE PARISH IN 1779 Thomas Dawson, Viscount Cremorne, had a problem. He owned so much of Ireland that he didn't know what all he had. He decided to find out. Surveyors were hired to map out his extensive landholdings in 6 different counties, including those in Waterford. In 1778, two surveyors were engaged to plot these family lands around Fews and along the Colligan River. Edmond Foley was the man assigned to KCK parish. Lord Cremorne's lands here included, to use the original spellings as given, the townslands of Ballymcmaug, Colliganmore and Colliganbeg, Garrycloine, Corrobehy, Ballyconnery, Moonarud, Ballyknock, Clodanebeg, Ballyknock Mountain, Barracree, Knockroe, Scartadriny and also nearby Curradoon and "Nire Lands" in Seskinan parish, and Carrigahilla in Stradbally. Most of these surveys were completed in 1779 and they represent the first detailed look at our area. Edmond Foley was something of an artist. Despite the workaday purpose of his maps, Edmond often drew elaborate borders around townsland titles. Some of his north pointing staves are gorgeous and there's even one of a winged angel blowing a northerly pointer from his bugle. Trees are drawn individually in green, the Colligan River is shown in blue, cottages in red, acreage in black and the whole effect is often eye-catchingly pretty. This was before the mapmaking convention that north is up. On some of Edmond's maps, north is to the right or left or kitty corner. You sometimes have to turn the maps upside down to read the surveyor's notations. Calculations are made right on the finished maps. These surveys were not intended to form a completely accurate record of the area.Their main purpose was

The 1779 Surveyor, Edmund Foley, had a "sense of fun" and illustrated one map with this angel blowing a note pointing north. This was back before the mapping convention that north is up. In this case, north points diagonally.

"Ballymcmaug" boasted marl pits where clay was naturally mixed with limestone. Marl was relatively easy to spread and back in 1779 this is where locals got limestone to "sweeten" the acid soils of upland fields. An arched span, long gone, crosses the Colligan River on the old route of the "Clonmell" to Waterford road. to assemble a picture of rentable lands and pinpoint townsland boundaries lest legal disputes arise. Bogs of commercial value and a quarry and marl pits in Ballymacmague were shown and so were woodlands. Land was frequently assessed as arable or mountainous or rough and these simple valuations helped set their worth. A selection of houses was drawn. Often, though, houses were omitted entirely. Roads were important so they were indicated. Mostly, though, these consisted only of the main highways in the area. The "Clonmell" and Cappoquin roads were shown, but the extensive network of boreens is almost entirely absent. One surprise is the inclusion on the maps of the Kilgobinet to Coolnasmear Road which apparently was always an important parish way. Key roads have been much modified since Edmund Foley's day. For instance, modern engineers moved the Clonmel and Colligan roads several dozen yards from their original course. That's not the only difference. Spellings have

The Cremorne Maps - this leather bound folio of surveyor's maps of KCK Parish in 1779 is located in The National Archives of Ireland. My personal photos of the maps are reproduced here courtesy of The National Archives of Ireland.

changed as well. But townsland boundaries appear to remain intact even though 235 years have passed since these maps were drawn. No doubt, the accuracy of Edmond Foley's surveying helped fix these 1779 borders in place. Space prevents more than a sampling of Edmond's work. But, his maps are available in the National Library of Ireland next to Leinster

House for any member of the public with photo ID; manuscript call letters MS. 3201 and 2746. MS. 2746 was a later edited version when some lands were sold. I found out about these maps thanks to Eunice Keane, born and bred in the parish. Her enthusiasm for Edmond Foley's artwork and "sense of fun" was catching. In turn, I also highly recommend spending a quiet hour viewing these treasures on your next trip to Dublin. Note: Flash photography is forbidden by the National Library and photo quality (my own camera) is poor. These samples are simply intended to give a sense of the original maps. All map images are included here with the permission of the National Archives of Ireland. More map photographs will follow in the coming weeks. KCK LADIES CLUB MEETING 9th June, Monday - KCK Ladies Club Meeting on the 9th of June at 8:15 in Coolnasmear. We have an excellent speaker, a local chemist. We will also discuss the upcoming summer outing. INCLUDE YOUR INFO Scott Simons -

Sisters Kate and Emma Hickey from Kilbrien National School with Principal Mrs. Geraldine Casey after running in the County Schools Final last Thursday.

Students of Scoil Naomh Gobinet, Coolnasmear, received their First Holy Communion in Saint Anne's Church, Colligan, with Fr. Michael Kennedy and staff of the school.



Environment Today

Blackwater Community School Graduation Night

NO DOGS ALLOWED ON MAIN COUNTY BEACHES DURING SUMMER MONTHS Under the Control of Dogs Bye-laws 2003, dogs are not allowed to be on the main county beaches between the hours of 11 am and 7 pm during the months of June, July and August.These bye-laws were brought in some years ago to minimise the nuisance caused by dogs to the public on the main beaches during the summer months e.g. dog fouling, running around and frightening young children, fighting with other dogs etc. These bye-laws apply to the following beaches within the lifeguard patrol areas • Woodstown (from Rosminian House to the Woods) • Tramore • Bunmahon • Clonea • Ardmore • Dunmore East Signs have been erected at all the relevant beaches informing the public of the summer ban on dogs. The County Council’s Dog Warden will be carrying out spot checks at the beaches to ensure the ban is being observed.

Kilgobinet Nocture In Kilgobinet’s sward of sorrow, the silence is profound, And evening draws dark curtains down the day, The whole world seems deserted and bereft of scene or sound, As though the pendulum of life had ceased to sway. Leaf on leaf falls gently from some bare-boughed haunted height, The sun’s remains are smouldering in the west, The shadow softened silence plucks the last red rose of light, And pins it to the gloaming’s ghostly breast. The sowers and the reapers have long since left the field, Night’s cloak is o’er the moon’s white shoulders thrown, Though day’s delights and sorrows are by dusky dark concealed, We each will reap the harvest we have sown. This soft moon-silvered silence is the mould where grief is cast, While the spider weaves with silken strands of dew, A gleaming crystal garland round the pictures of the past, My soul with speechless sorrow weeps anew. John Daly.

Niamh Curran, St. Mary's Primary School; who represented her school in the Primary Game which was played at half-time during Waterford's draw with Cork in Senior Hurling.

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Transition Year Students from Blackwater Community School celebrating their Graduation Night 2014.

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Kilrossanty N.S. achieves first place in the Munster Regional Category of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Ireland Schools History Competition MINISTER for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon T.D., on Thursday of last week announced Kilrossanty N.S., Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, as 1st place winner in their Provincial Category in the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ All-Island schools history competition. The title of the project submitted by pupils from 5th and 6th classes in Kilrossanty NS, is “How World War 1 Impacted on our Area”. Inspired by the book,‘War Horse’, this project focuses on the sale of horses from Waterford to the British army during World War 1. The project includes an interview with local people, Jimmy Shanahan and Jenny Hunt, whose respective families sold horses to the British army during the war. The project explored the lives of the

Daly brothers from Cutteen, three of which left Cutteen in 1914 to fight in the War - only one survived. There is also a focus on local personalities who fought in the war, including Jim Fitzgerald – ‘the hermit of the Comeraghs’ – who fought with the Connaught Rangers regiment. As a result of his experience during the war, Fitzgerald preferred to live a solitary isolated life in the mountains rather than share the company of people. The involvement of local historian Síle Murphy was a huge inspiration to the children during the project - sourcing information and original documents and helping class teacher Ann Kavanagh in putting it altogether. The schools history competition is a jointly funded initiative of the

Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Education in Northern Ireland. This joint cross-border initiative forms part of the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ commemorations which are being organised to mark the centenary of the many important historical events that occurred in the period 19121922. The competition invited primary and post primary students from schools across Ireland to examine the impact of a particular event or person from the decade 1912–1922 on their local area. Out of the 182 projects received, 12 winners were selected by a three person panel chaired by Professor Mary Daly of University College, Dublin. The overall winning project by Scoil Cholmcille, a primary school in Termon,

3rd and 4th Class Biodiversity trip to Saleens LAST Tuesday pupils from 3rd and 4th Class in Kilrossanty National School went to visit Saleens beach near Dunmore East to examine biodiversity of the foreshore. This was organised in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland and Waterford and District Coarse Angling club as part of “Something Fishy Week”. The children found 47 species on the beach including fish, crab, shellfish, crustaceans, anemones, seaweed and birds. They were helped to identify everything they found and all went back to the sea afterwards. It was a very educational hands-on trip and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children. A big thank you to all involved.

Co. Donegal, is entitled ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary - The Mystery of the Medal’. The project focused on a WW1 medal that was discovered in Donegal but traced back by the pupils concerned to the Hynes family in Tipperary. As well as the overall winning project there were four Provincial winners and seven other winners. The Provincial winners came from 6th class in Scoil Mhuire, Moycullen Co. Galway; 5th Year pupils in Meánscoil Iognáid Rís in Naas; pupils in 5th and 6th class in Kilrossanty National School in Co. Waterford, and Year 10M pupils from Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Minister Cannon praised the efforts of all of the winners, “Your work reflects very positively on yourselves as individ-

uals and classes. It also reflects very well on your teachers and school communities who have clearly provided able support and encouragement to your efforts. I hope this competition has stimulated your passion for history that will stay with you forever.” Minister Cannon also thanked everyone who had submitted a project to the competition for their efforts. The overall winning entry received book tokens to the value of €1,250 along with a year’s subscription to History Ireland. An edited version of the overall winning project will also be considered for publication in History Ireland. All of the 12 winning projects will be published on-line on the Scoilnet website (



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Small Talk Preschool and Creche outing to Copper Coast Mini Farm

The children of Ballymacarbry Montessori School were thrilled to receive a visit from Anne-Marie, a Librarian from Clonmel Library, this week. Anne-Marie talked to the children about the Library and read some really fun stories all about bears! Thanks Anne-Marie!

Dungarvan CBS medal winners at the East Munster Schools Athletic Championships held in Templemore last Wednesday. Back row (l. to r.): Gearóid Truman (Walk), Eoghan Flynn (Javelin and Discus), David Longan (Shot Putt), Shane Kiely (Shot Putt), Seán Curran (1500m), Shane O'Riordan (800m). Front row (l. to r.): Matthew Hurley (Triple Jump), Eoin Browne (1,500m), David Walsh (Discus).

St. Declan’s Community College – Au Revoir Marjory: Ms. Denn, Ms. Carroll and Ms. Murray bidding “Adieu” to our French language assistant Marjory on her last day at St. Declan’s. As a thank you for all her hard work during the year enlightening us about “La vie” en France students presented her with a personalised Waterford jersey. We will miss her enthusiasm and sense of humour and wish her bonne chance pour l’avenir.

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St. Joseph’s Primary School – Pupils in 6th Class who are taking part in Pitch and Putt lessons.

Pupils from St. Mary’s N.S. who received their First Holy Communion in St. Mary's Church, Dungarvan with Canon Ryan, Fiona Fitzgerald, School Principal, Fr. Jack Crean, Aileen Wall, Linda Wall and Claire Solich, Teachers. [Robert Power]



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Maths Activities OUR 2nd class pupils have been enjoying Maths for Fun sessions in the parents' room on Wednesday afternoons over the last few weeks. The boys really enjoy playing the games organised by our HSCL coordinator Margaret Curran. The programme is a fun way to learn and promote maths. We are very grateful to the parents who are supporting their children's learning by helping out at these sessions. Our most gifted maths students who took part in the 2014 KSF maths challenge were presented with their certificates last week.Well done to all the participants, especially Mark Dwyer, David Lenane and Eoin O'Callaghan, who were awarded bronze certificates, and Peti Szabó, who was awarded a silver certificate. We hope to participate in this and other maths challenges next year. IRISH FLAG PRESENTATION Past pupil Damien Geoghegan visited the school on Wednesday as his last official function as County Waterford Mayor. Damien presented the school with an Irish flag that he accepted at the 1848 Tricolour Celebration in Waterford in March. He addressed staff and pupils in the hall and described the history of our national flag and the significance of Thomas Francis Meagher, a Waterford man himself. The boys were enthralled by Damien's recount of Meagher's exploits as a member of the "Fighting Irish", the nickname given to the 69th New York infantry brigade during the American Civil War. Damien also told the boys that the mayoral chain of office he was sporting will never be worn again because of the amalgamation of Waterford county council with

Pupils who received certificates for participating in the 2014 KSF Maths challenge pictured with principal Ms. Maeve Saunderson. Daryl Harty, who came first in the U-9 300-metre race at the West Waterford Primary School Sports. Dungarvan, Lismore and Tramore town councils and Waterford city council. The mayoral chain will go on display in the county museum after 115 years of use. A new chain of office will be commissioned for the mayor of the new Waterford County Local Authorities. IPAD FUNDRAISING The recycling collection of clothes, books and mobile phones organised by the Parents' Council was very successful and raised in excess of €400 for our iPad fund. Many thanks to all those who donated items for recycling.We are especially grateful to Carol, to our Ceannaire boys, and to our caretaker Paddy for all their hard work in ensuring this fundraiser was a success. The latest iPad fundraiser involved sponsorship for three participants in the Flora

Women's Mini Marathon, Evelyn Burke and sisters Aisling and Sinéad Reynolds, last Monday. Sinéad was a tutor on one of the Internet safety courses for parents organised by our HSCL coordinator. We are very grateful to Sinéad, Aisling and Evelyn for their generosity in supporting our fundraising efforts in the school. NEWS SNIPPETS Congratulations to Daryl Harty, who won the U-9 300m race at the West Waterford primary schools sports finals. Follwoing their success at the West Waterford event, our U-10 relay team of Keelan O'Conell, Kyle Healy, Mark Loftus and Eoin O'Callagan triumphed at the county final and brought home a set of four gold medals. Well done to all! School tours are taking place for all our classes over the next week. The dates for these and other important events are one the Calendar page of the school website at

The U-10 Waterford relay champions, Mark Loftus, Eoin O'Callaghan, Keelan O'Connell and Kyle Healy.

Parent Paula Fitzgerald leading a group in Tell the Time Bingo during a Maths for Fun session for 2nd Class.

Mini marathon Evelyn Burke and sisters Aisling and Sinéad Reynolds, who raised sponsorship for our iPad fundraising for their participation in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon.

Flag County mayor Damien Geoghegan at his last official function, presenting a national flag to principal Ms. Maeve Saunderson and the staff and pupils of St. Joseph's Primary School.


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School Sports WELL done to all the boys and girls who competed in the school sports over the month of May. Carriglea N.S. were presented with their prize for the achievements in the small school section by Carole Ronayne,West Waterford Athletics on Thursday last. COMMUNION The girls and boys of 2nd class thoroughly enjoyed their special day on 24h May. This special day was made extra special thanks to their teacher Ms Flanaghan, Fr. Ryan ,Ms. Dina Walshe and our school choir along with Ms. Dwyer and Ms. Sheehan who ensured the ceremony was a spiritual celebration. Thanks to Ms. O’Dea who baked cakes and set up for the celebrations in school and a special word of thanks to Evelyn O’Brien, Deidre Feerick and Kay Ahearne who ensured that all our families enjoyed a much deserved cuppa. PRIMARY GAME A huge congratulations to Sean Ronayne 6th Class who has been selected to represent Waterford in the Primary Game. Sean is not only a talented GAA player, he enjoys athletics and soccer also. Everyone in Carriglea N.S. are looking forward to shouting for Sean ! OPEN AFTERNOON Our new Junior infants are invited to visit our school on Thursday, 12th June at 1:15 p.m. This fun filled visit will involve meeting their teacher , their new class mates ,a tour of the school and lots of fun and games. Looking forward to seeing you all there. COFFEE MORNING 6th class are busy organising their annual coffee morning. It all happens this Friday, 6th June, all parents and friends are invited to attend. All monies raised will go towards transport cost for the pupils to events for the new school year.

3rd and 4th class Carriglea N.S. with their Swimming Safety Certificates from The Park Hotel.

Carriglea N.S. U-8 Relay team who were part of the group of pupils who won the small schools prize in the Western Final at Schools Athletics in St. Augustine’s College. Tennis coach Shelly Mernin who just completed a block of tennis coaching at Carriglea N.S. with pupils from 2nd Class.

Kieran Lannen, Conor Browne and Seán Ronayne from Carriglea N.S. who came in second place in the Primary Schools Football Skills Competition held recently.

5th and 6th class Carriglea N.S. proudly display their Swimmimg Safety Certificates.




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Shave or Dye We would like to say a big WELL DONE to 6th class student Declan Keane who took part in the National Shave or Dye campaign. He dyed his hair a fabulous blue/greeny colour which as we all know is representing his favourite team.We are all very proud of you for doing it. Declan and his family would like to thank everyone in the school and their families who helped out with fundraising. We raised a massive €215 in the school through our non-uniform day and it was very much appreciated.

AISTEAR In Junior Infants this week we took the theme of ‘Pirates’. We had Gardaí looking for the bold pirates that were spotted around Kilmacthomas and hanging up ‘wanted’ posters.We had the pirates running away from the Gardaí. We had the rich people making ‘Treasure Maps’ and we had builders burying the treasure and island. NEWS For all the news don’t forget to log on to

Declan Keane who took part in Shave or Dye with his classmates.

The mean 'Pirates' terrorising the place during Aistear.

The 'Gardaí' with their Wanted posters for Aistear.

The mean 'Pirates' terrorising the place during Aistear.


Former Principal Fr. Patrick Moran OSA visits WE are honoured and delighted that our former school principal Fr Pat Moran OSA paid us a visit on Tuesday, May 27th. The purpose of his visit was to officially open and bless the "Moran Corridor" in the new classroom block. It is our way of paying tribute to Fr. Moran who was so committed to his position as principal of the college for over thirty years. ONE DIRECTION PRIZEWINNER Congratulations to Jake O'Riordan 1st Year who won two tickets to the One Direction concert in Croke Park. €282 was raised in this raffle for our schoolbuilding fund. Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser. SHOWJUMPING SUCCESS IN EUROPE FOR SHANE MOLONEY The FEI Children on Horses international showjumping competition took place recently in Deauville, France. Shane Moloney (2nd) Year) had a very successful show coming 6th in the 1.20 metre class and 9th in the 1.25 class. Shane was also

the only member of the Nations Cup team to jump a double clear round in that event. Congratulations Shane and continued success to you over the season. WEST SIDE STORY FOR 2015 Our Transition Year Musical for (2014/2015) is West Side Story, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.The musical is based

on the novel by Arthur Laurents and was first performed on Broadway in 1957. We look forward to a feast of music and dance from our TY students. EXAM SUCCESS The administrative and teaching staff of The Friary wish every success to our Junior and Leaving Certificate students in their upcoming state examinations.

Pictured is Mr. Jim Power (Deputy Principal), Mrs. Ann Moran (sister-in-law), Fr. Pat Moran OSA, Principal Ailbhe Ní Neachtain, Mr. John Moran (brother) and Mrs Helen Russell (School Secretary).

Pictured is Mr. Pat Knightly (Fundraising co-ordinator), Fr. Gerry Horan, O.S.A., Jake O'Riordan and School Principal Ailbhe Ní Neachtain. Shane Moloney in action in Deauville, France.

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Michael Healy, presents Cormac Mahony, Baile Mhic Airt with the Nora Healy memorial trophy for best school with 2 or 3 teachers at the Western Primary Schools Sports finals. Included are pupils, teachers and members of the Healy family. This was the schools 3rd year in a row winning the trophy.

Carol Ronayne, West Waterford AC presents Conor Browne, Carriglea N.S. with the trophy for best boys small school Pat Earley, West Waterford AC presents Hannah Roche-Perks, Ardmore N.S. with the trophy for best girls big school at the Western Primary Schools Sports finals. Included are pupils and their teacher. at the Western Primary Schools Sports finals. Included are pupils and their teacher.

Rosemary O’Riordan, West Waterford AC presents Isabelle Sheehan, Modeligo N.S. with the trophy for best girls small school at the Western Primary Schools Sports finals. Included are pupils from the school.

Tony Shalloe, West Waterford AC presents Adam Hornibrook, Bóthar Na Naomh Lismore, with the trophy for best boys big school at the Western Primary Schools Sports finals. Included are pupils and teachers.



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Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the D Hurling Cup to An Sean Phobal's Captain Cormac O Mathuna. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] Fews who beat Villierstown in the Western Primary Schools Allianz E Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the C Hurling Shield to Ballinameela's Captain Henry Griffin. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

An Sean Phobal who beat Touraneena in the Western Primary Schools Allianz D Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the E Hurling Shield to Few's Captain, Luke Brennan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] Ballinameela who beat Knockanore in the Western Primary Schools Allianz C Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Knockanore beaten by Ballinameela in the Western Primary Schools Allianz C Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Villierstown beaten by Fews in the Western Primary Schools Allianz E Hurling final in Dungarvan [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] GAA Grounds.

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Artifice 2014 ARTIFICE 2014 is a collaboration between Lismore Castle Art Gallery and the T.Y. students of County Waterford. Since its inception a few years back this has been an excellent platform for the talented young artists to display their work. The Ard Scoil T.Y. students, encouraged by art teacher Mrs. Mary Foley, once again produced some wonderful paintings and enjoyed their outing to the castle gallery. From the many and varied pieces on view, the work of T.Y. student Hannah Warren was purchased by Waterford County Council to form part of their per-

manent collection. Congratulations to Hannah and her teacher, Mrs. Foley. LEAVING CERT AND JUNIOR CERT EXAMS Our Leaving and Junior Cert students begin their exams today Wednesday and we wish them every success in these. THANK YOU I would like to thank all the “reporters” who helped me during the year by writing pieces on their very many activities and I hope everyone has a happy and hopefully a sunny summer.

Hannah Warren and art teacher Mrs. Mary Foley with her painting purchased by Waterford County Council.

Fundraising Family Table Quiz - Gold Coast Hotel - June 6th at 7.00 p.m. in aid of Garranbane National School. Poster Competition prizewinners - Lia, Eabha, Ciarán, Sophie and Victor (missing from photo) pictured with Kate and Brian, Parents Association. Please come along for a night of craic, music and prizes galore. €20 per table. Guaranteed fun!

Pictured with their teacher Joan Clancy are Árd Scoil First Year (1.1) students with their certificates awarded by The Irish Board of Speech & Drama. Árd Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan is the only school in County Waterford offering elocution as a mandatory part of the curriculum for all First Year students.



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Sign-off letter Ballyhea, Co. Cork June 2nd, 2014

The picture shows Cian Culloo and Micheal Shine with their families at the CBS Leaving Cert Graduation Night held recently in the school. Also included is school Principal, Mr. John Murphy. [Pat Crowley]

The picture shows Cormac Curran with his parents Janice and John at the CBS Leaving Cert Graduation Night held recently in the school. Also included is school Principal, Mr. John Murphy. [Pat Crowley]

St. Mary’s Parish, Dungarvan PENTECOST Sunday – Acts 2:1-11 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak. 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 In the one Spirit we were all baptised. John 20:19-23 As the Father sent me, so I am sending you: receive the Holy Spirit. Exam Students’ Prayer – Lord, as I prepare to study (sit my exam) Send your Holy Spirit to guide me. Keep me calm. Help me to do the best I can. Give me peace, understanding and wisdom. Be with me today and always. Amen. Marriage Jubilees – Congratulations to those who celebrated their marriage jubilee last Saturday, 31st May. Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Continues on Monday evenings at 7.30 p.m.until Monday, 23rd June. All are welcome. No 9.30 a.m. Mass on Mondays during the Novena.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit – Holy Spirit, I want to do what is right. Help me. Holy Spirit, I want to live like Jesus. Guide me, Holy Spirit, I want to pray like Jesus. Teach me. Amen. Bus to Knock Shrine – National Eucharistic Adoration 2nd Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday, 22nd June, 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Bus from Dungarvan on the day if a sufficient number of people are interested in travelling. Please contact the Parish Office 058 – 42374. Congratulations to Shane O’Neill, Knockanore, who was ordained a Deacon at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, last Sunday, 1st June, the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Shane has spent some time in this parish over the past few years. Please God he will be ordained to the Priesthood next year. We wish him well and we look forward to him serving in this diocese. Trócaire Lenten Boxes – Please

return to the Parish Office. 2014 is the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus – The aim of the year is that we may be more conscious of the Holy Name of Jesus and use it with reverences and respect and not carelessly and without respect. Parish Office – Located in St. Mary’s Church and is open Monday to Friday office hours. If you want to book Masses or Baptisms call during these times. Phone 42374. Daily Mass broadcast on 98.5 FM. Phone No: Fr. Ryan 42374; Fr. Harris 42384, Fr. Cooney 41136. St.Vincent de Paul Helpline No. 087-7747870. Emergency Phone No: To contact Priest on duty: 086 233 4282. Weekday Masses: Please note that on the occasion of funerals in St. Mary’s Church, there will only be one morning Mass at 11.00 a.m. (No 9.30 a.m. Mass). Masses already booked on those occasions will be rescheduled for the next available time.

Dear Sir/Madam; It’s been a surreal three weeks, first foray into the world of politics, several lessons learned. Most outstanding of those, how easily the Government parties were allowed bluff and bluster unchallenged on the various debates by so many different presenters, to the point where I was left wondering if I'm the only person out there who has actually done any research on the various claims. For example: ‘THE PROMISSORY NOTES ARE GONE’ Only in the way that Windscale is ‘gone’ and we now have Sellafield; the Promissory Notes are ‘gone’, the actual paper, but have been exchanged for sovereign bonds. Every cent of the Promissory Notes debt is still there, the entire €25bn that remained after the €6bn payments of 2012/13. ‘WE SAVED THE COUNTRY €20bn’ No they didn’t. If you buy an item reduced from €30 to €10 you save yourself €20; if you buy that same €30 item for €10 then pay the remaining €20 paid over the next three years with interest, such that it will now cost you €60, that is NOT a saving, it’s deferred payment. In essence that’s what happens under the Noonan Promissory Notes deal. Same debt, different payment terms, that’s all, the burden shifted from this generation – over the next ten years – to the next generation and the generation after, the final payment (€5,000,000,000) in 2053. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BILLIONS RAISED FROM THOSE BONDS – THE QUESTION FINE GAEL REFUSED TO ANSWER None of the three Fine Gael candidates from Ireland South would answer the simple, straight-forward question – what happens to the money when the first of those Noonan sovereign bonds is sold in the next few months, all €500,000,000 of it? What happens to the €500,000,000 similarly raised next year, and the year after and the year after and the year after? What happens to all €25,000,000,000 thus raised in the coming years? It’s burned, that’s what happens. ‘WE CREATED 60,900 NEW JOBS IN 2013’ Another lie, deliberate misuse of the raw CSO data. 33,000 of those jobs were selfemployed, the vast majority in the agricultural sector. Did we discover a new county? Have we developed a new cottage industry? No – it was simple adjustment, jobs that were already there but hadn’t been noted previously as the CSO adjusted its numbers. There was an increase of approx. 28,000 new jobs in 2013, about 3,000 of those in the new schemes; when the number of unemployed on various government

schemes (c. 86,000, or 4% of the workforce) is taken into account, what is the real unemployment figure? Also, private enterprise created the jobs in spite of government policy – rising costs in rent/rates/water/gas/electricity; the only jobs ‘created’ by this government is in the highly-paid area of PR and spin, their own advisors. There are so many other areas where the government line goes unchallenged – the touted Forbes ‘best county to do business’ rating, taken apart by top economist Constantin Gurdgiev; the ‘progressive taxation’ claims, dismantled by economist Michael Taft; Ireland isn’t a tax haven, refusal to adopt the FTT etc. etc. It’s been an eye-opener for me, this short campaign that ultimately came up short; I hope though I've also opened a few eyes along the way. I further hope that those whom we rely on to inform us will now start to ask these government reps the hard questions, the right questions. Let’s have full truth. Regards, DIARMUID O'FLYNN, failed MEP candidate Ireland South.

Litter Problems Dear Sir, Once again another Bank Holiday is over and the weather was on the whole good, being warm and sunny enough to encourage people to visit our glorious countryside and beaches. Sadly, many of these visitors, whilst obviously enjoying the beautiful scenery, show absolutely no respect whatsoever for their surroundings. When they go home they leave their rubbish littering the very places where they have spent their leisure time. Plastic bags/wrappers, coffee cups, disposable BBQs, drinks cans and bottles - both glass and plastic - roll around in the grass and on the sands. Everything listed can be recycled, so why don't people take their litter home and do just that - RECYCLE? It is most depressing walking in the wake of such idle and uncaring people. Perhaps a financial incentive is the only way to tackle some of the problem. It is high time we followed the lead of Continental Governments and put a levy on drinks cans and all types of bottles which would be refunded upon return. An empty wine bottle inadvertently left outside a tent overnight in the South of France has magically disappeared by morning - and the local children are just that little bit better off!! Yours faithfully PATRICIA HEMMING Ferrypoint Kinsalebeg Co. Waterford

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PATRICK (Paddy) KIELY Ballinagulkee, Ballinamult With feelings of sadness and regret we record the passing of Patrick (Paddy) Kiely, Ballinagulkee, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford, which sad event occurred peacefully on 2nd June, 2014, in the tender and loving care of the Nursing staff at the Padre Pio Rest Home, Cappoquin. Reposing at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin, Rosary was recited on Tuesday evening in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and friends. Removal will take place on this Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena. Funeral Mass on tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 11.00 a.m. Followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. May he rest in peace. May we extend our deepest sympathy to his loving brother John; sisters Josie Cleary, Ciss Ryan and Mary Houlihan; sister-in-law Mary Kiely; brother-in-law Tommy Cleary; nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

MAUREEN FITZGERALD (nee Power) Garranbane and formerly of Dalton’s Cross We record with great sadness the passing at Waterford Regional Hospital on Saturday last of Maureen Fitzgerald (nee Power) who was a native of Dalton’s Cross and of farming background and was aged 77 years. Very much family orientated, Maureen’s passing is deeply regretted by her husband Noel; daughters Margaret, Bridget, Catherine, Teresa and Deirdre; sons Billy, Johnny, Pat, Noel, Maurice and Tom; her sister Kitty Ryan; her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and other relatives and friends. Reposing her son Noel’s residence, removal took place on Monday to St. Laurence’s Church, Ballinroad for Funeral Mass. Interment followed afterwards in the adjoining cemetery where Maureen was laid to rest beside her daughter Mary.The light of heaven to both of them. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

MARGARET (Peg) DALTON (nee Coffey) Kilcooney, Ballinamult We received with great sadness news of the passing of Peg Dalton (nee Coffey) on Monday last at Dungarvan Community Hospital. Wife of the late Maurice and sister of the late Tommy who went to his eternal reward some short few weeks ago, her passing is deeply regretted by her brothers Jimmy, Pats and John; her nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Reposing at the Kiely Funeral Home this Wednesday from 4.00 p.m. with removal at 6.30 p.m. to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 2.00 p.m., interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Full obituary next issue.

OBITUARY SEÁN KEATING Ballinabanogue, Kilmacthomas With sincere sadness we write on the passing of Seán Keating which occurred peacefully following a short illness on Monday, 19th May at University Hospital Waterford. Born on the 1st November, 1926 Seán was son of the Late John and Margaret Keating (nee Coffey). Séan married his beloved wife Ann (nee Power) of Coolnasmear on 4th June, 1969. A gentle, kind, genuine and inoffensive man Seán loved to chat, especially about family, relations and members of the community from years gone by. Seán and Ann farmed at Ballinabanogue for many years and Seán worked for the ESB and later as a revenue collector for Waterford County Council. A lifelong supporter of Fianna Fáil he was also involved with Macra na Feirme and Muintir na Tíre. Seán was a keen reader and gardener and a great supporter of his parish. He was a man of deep faith who was devoted to the Mass and the Sacraments. He loved his family dearly and his passing has left a void that cannot be filled. I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn le chéile. On Tuesday evening, 20th May Seán’s family and friends gathered at his residence in Ballinabanogue where Fr. J. Condon P.P. led all in praying the Rosary. Throughout Wednesday large numbers of people came to Seán’s residence to console the bereaved and bid farewell to a highly respected member of the community. Later that evening the removal took place to Seán’s beloved St. Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen where on arrival Fr. Condon P.P. led the Service of Reception in the presence of a huge concourse of mourners. As Seán was shouldered into the Church an impressive Guard of Honour from the Fianna Fáil Party stood in prayerful tribute. Requiem Mass in thanksgiving for Seán’s life was con-celebrated on Thursday morning by Fr. J. Condon P.P. assisted by Fr. Cornelius Kelleher P.P., Fr. Michael Enright P.E., Fr. Michael Walsh P.E., Fr. Michael Kennedy P.P., Fr. Seán Dunne S.M.A. and Fr. Pat Scanlan P.P. The Liturgy of the Word was shared with the congregation by Margaret O’Connell (daughter) and John Keating (son). Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Seán’s grandchildren Seán, Oisín, Emma, Odhrán and Fionn. The Offertory Gifts of Bread and Wine were presented at the altar by Seán’s grandchildren Conor and Sadhbh. A beautiful selection of hymns and music were provided by Mala Raggett and Tony Egan. After Mass Seán was laid to rest in the adjoining Cemetery where Fr. Condon P.P. imparted the graveside blessing. Many beautiful floral tributes were laid on Seán’s resting place. We express our deepest sympathy to Seán’s wife Ann; children Margaret (O’Connell), John, Pat, Michael and Larry; daughters-inlaw Madge, Orla, Sandra and Martina; son-in-law Mossie; grandchildren Seán, Oisín, Odhrán, Fionn, Emma, Conor, Roisín, Sadhbh, Annie, Eoghan and John; sisters-in-law Mary Fraher and Kathleen Power; niece Helen Fraher; nephew John Kinahan, other relatives and friends. Month’s Mind Mass for Seán will be celebrated in St. Anne’s Church, Ballylaneen on Saturday 21st June 2014 at 6.00 p.m. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan)

(Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

PATRICK (Paddy) CULLINAN Bleantis, Ballinamult, and Dunabbey House With sadness and regret we record the passing of Paddy Cullinan which sad event occurred on 30th May, 2014. Removal was from Drohan’s Funeral Home on Saturday evening to St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Sunday where burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. To his nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

CORNELIUS (Connie) KELLEHER Dungarvan and Mount Cross, Clondrohid, Macroom It is with profound sorrow we record the passing of Connie Kelleher which sad event occurred on 28th May, 2014. Removal was from Drohan’s Funeral Home on Friday evening to Clondrohid Church. Funeral Mass was on Saturday morning and burial took place in the local cemetery. To his sisters Nan and Phil; friend Carmel; relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

ANNA ROCHE Springfield, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford With sadness and regret we record the passing of Anna Roche, Springfield, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, which sad and peaceful event occurred on 26th May, 2014, in the tender and loving care of the Nursing staff at the Padre Pio Rest Home, Cappoquin. Lying in repose at Aidan Walsh & Sons’ Funeral Home, Cappoquin, on Tuesday evening Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., recited funeral prayers in the presence of her loving family and many friends before removal took place to St. John The Baptist Church, Affane. On arrival to St. John the Baptist Church, Affane, her remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P. A guard of honour was provided by members of the ICA and the Country Markets Association. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday morning by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P. Readings were recited by grandniece Niamh Walsh and grandnephew Robin Gossip. Prayers of the Faithful were recited by nieces Aideen Walsh, Cathy Gossip, Catherine Roche; nephews Norman Walsh and Tomas Roche. During the Mass a lovely selection of music and hymns was provided by Dina Walshe. Following Funeral Mass burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., officiated the graveside prayers where Anna was laid to rest in the presence of her loving family, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to her loving sister Monica Walsh; nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

55 JOHN FLYNN Kilcannon, Cappagh With sorrow and regret we record the passing of John Flynn, Kilcannon, Cappagh, Co.Waterford, son of the late Paddy and Hannah, which sad event occurred peacefully on Friday, 9th May, 2014, at Waterford Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Johnny was born in 1923, one of a family of 11, to Paddy and Hannah Flynn, 3 boys Jimmy, Paddy and Johnny; 8 girls Peggy, Baba, Lal, Philomena, Nancy, Teresa, Anna and Gertie. Johnny was the third oldest after Jimmy and Peggy. He celebrated his 90th birthday last September with family and close friends. Johnny went to school in Ballinameela and then on to the Brothers in Dungarvan before he got his first job from Jim Cashman, Rockfield, delivering milk by horse and dray around Cappoquin. He then went to work with the horses on the farm in Usshers now Chavasses. In 1942 when Johnny was 18 he left for London where he did barwork and worked as a bus driver for London Transport for 23 years. He enjoyed the dances around Cricklewood. Johnny returned home for good in 1965 to take over the running of the farm following the death of his brother Paddy. After the death of his parents Paddy in 1972 and Hannah in 1974, Johnny was on his own. He took great pride in his thatched home and kept it to such a high standard, adding a horse and cart above the porch including the milk churn. Johnny was as good as any woman inside and outside the house. Everything was neat and tidy and well kept, including himself. Johnny loved his flowers and his apple trees; his garden was often used by bridal parties for taking wedding photos. Cooking too was no problem to him and he was such a dapper man, taking such great pride in dressing and looking well. Johnny loved to socialise, meeting people kept him young. He once said that his first two thoughts every morning were “Thanks be to God for waking up” and “where will I go tonight?” He played cards in Aglish, Fawlties in Cappoquin and Deckies every Saturday night. He loved to cycle around the roads stopping and chatting to neighbours along the way. He was a real people person of happy disposition. He was the kind of person who left an after glow and you would be proud to have him as a neighbour. So Johnny, farewell and godspeed. We will miss your smiling happy face around Cappagh and like your cousin Sean Buckley, you were a real gentleman. May God reward you for your many kind deeds, your positive effect on other people and may your loyalty to your faith earn you your promised place in Heaven. May he rest in peace. Reposing at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Cappoquin, Rosary was recited on Saturday evening by Rosary Committee member Pat Denn in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and friends. Removal took place on Monday evening to Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Modeligo. Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., recited funeral prayers in the presence of his loving family and many friends. On arrival to Our Lady of Assumption Church, Modeligo, his remains were received and blessed by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning by Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., and was assisted by Rev. Fr. P. Fitzgerald, P.E. Symbols representing John’s life were presented to the altar by Jim and Cathriona Hennessy - a deck of cards and beer mats; Noel and Phil Flynn - flowers and a garden shovel; Deirdre Campbell and Deirdre Osborne - dancing shoes and Johnny’s rosary beads; Bernie Flynn and Pat Power - the Thatched Cottage and Johnny’s Cap; these were narrated by Ann Power. Following the symbols Mícheál Phelan gave an outstanding account of Johnny’s life which was a fitting tribute to a true gentleman. Readings during the Mass were recited by Nuala Flynn and Gillian McGuinness. Prayers of the Faithful were read by John Horan, Colm Brown, Aoife Power, Stephen Power, Mark Kilkenny, Alison Curran and Ben O’Donnell. Dina Walshe provided a lovely selection of hymns and music during the Mass. The offertory gifts were presented to the altar by Gerty Hayes and Padraig Morrissey. Following Funeral Mass Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Fr. J. Kiely, P.P., officiated the graveside prayers where Johnny was laid to rest in the presence of his loving family, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace. May we extend our deepest sympathy to his loving sisters Philomena Nolan, Theresa Osborne, Anna Morrissey and Gerty Hayes; brothersin-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Month’s Mind Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 6th June, 2014, in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Modeligo, at 8.00 p.m. (Funeral arrangements by Aidan Walsh & Sons, Funeral Directors, Cappoquin & Tallow).

ANN McGRATH (nee Morrisson) Lacken, Dungarvan With deep regret we record the passing of Ann McGrath which sad event occurred on Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014. Reposing at Drohan’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5.00 p.m. with Rosary at 8.00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11.00 a.m. in St. Laurence’s Church, Ballinroad. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. To her sister Maureen; sons, daughters, grandchildren and relatives we extend our deepest sympathy. Full obituary next issue. (Funeral arrangements by Tom Drohan, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

FARMING More details on GLAS required and payment rates must be attractive IFA President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to immediately come forward with the payment rates across the various GLAS measures, and to ensure that the scheme has a meaningful impact on the incomes of low-income farmers. Eddie Downey said, “Thousands of low-income farmers have had no agrienvironment scheme available to them in 2014 and many more will finish REPS 4 at the end of this year. The REPS scheme played a key role in sustaining farmers in many regions and it is vitally important that the new GLAS plays an equally meaningful

role over the next number of years”. The IFA President said that with 30,000 places available in GLAS, it is critical that the Minister opens applications for the scheme in September next, with plans commencing on 1st January next and payments later in 2015. The scheme must not discriminate against any section of farmers, but the focus should be on those with low incomes. In relation to commonages, Eddie Downey said that the Minister must realise that his 80% stocking rule for priority access to the scheme will not work and must be taken off the table. “Stocking levels must be

established for commonages based on local consultation and not by a rule imposed, and not be dependent on the GLAS scheme to deal with this issue. The promise of discussions on this matter must be honoured.” Eddie Downey pointed out that the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan must put in place a compensatory scheme for Natura areas where restrictions are imposed. “Farmers with Natura land must be given an option of the NPWS farm plan scheme or GLAS. The allocation of €5m in NPWS budget must be maintained and Minister Deenihan must give a commitment in this regard.”

Ministers initiative for 2015 Dairy New Entrants worthwhile, but cash planning programme needs to be broadened IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said Minister Coveney’s initiative to give 100 litres of quota to the few new entrants without quota planning to start delivering milk in the Spring of 2015 made sense. Co-ops could not legally collect milk from a farmer who has no milk quota until after

31st March 2015, yet a new entrant starting production would calve cows well ahead of that date. “Farmers must understand that the very small amount of quota those new entrants will be allocated will give them no relief against superlevy, for which they will need to plan. However, it will ensure that

they have the vital opportunity to start delivering milk as soon as their cows start production in early spring 2015,” he said. On the Cash Planning Programme targeted to recent entrants who started production since 2008, Mr. O’Leary said it was crucial that this scheme would be reviewed and broadened before 2015.

IFA President presses Government for clarity on land tax FOLLOWING a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney on Tuesday morning, IFA President Eddie Downey welcomed the commitment from the Minister that there will be no land tax. “The Minister will be raising this issue at Cabinet today and farmers expect the Government to reassure farm families that no property taxes will be imposed on Irish farmland.” Eddie Downey said a property tax on farmland was totally unacceptable and an unaffordable imposition on farm businesses. He said farm households like all other households in the state were already struggling to cope with a raft of extra taxes including income and USC charges and property and water taxes. “VAT and carbon taxes increases in the last few years have added to escalating costs on farms and is challenging the

competitiveness and viability of many farm businesses.” Mr. Downey said, “The nature of farming is such that a relatively large amount of fixed capital in land and buildings is required to produce a modest average income per farm family. Tax is paid on any taxable income generated from the output of the farm. In addition, when the asset is transferred or disposed of, it is liable to capital taxation, both for the disposer and recipient”. He said, “Farmers are still recovering from a very difficult 2013. While average farm income was just below €26,000, incomes for thousands of farmers in the cattle and sheep sector were far below this, ranging from €10,000 to €16,000. Applying a property tax to farmland would totally undermine the viability of these low-income enterprises”. He noted,“It is important to

note that the Commission on Taxation report 2009 concluded that a residential property tax was the best mechanism to provide a source of revenue calculated from a stable asset base. The high-level interdepartmental group formed by the Government in 2012 to make recommendations on the introduction of the property tax came to very similar conclusions. In addition, despite reports, there is no reference in the EU Country Specific Recommendations published yesterday to extending the property tax to farmland”. He concluded, “A property tax on farmland would be a short-sighted measure with negative economic consequences. It would be a further tax on enterprise for a very low-income sector that is making a major contribution to Ireland’s economic recovery and cannot be considered”.

Round-up … Compensation or remove the designation - clear message from farmers at IFA’s Hen Harrier meeting IFA held a public meeting on Hen Harrier issues for farmers on Thursday, May 22nd in the Charleville Park Hotel, Co. Cork. Over 220 farmers from designated Hen Harrier areas attended the meeting. The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), the Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) made presentations on the night. IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming said ‘We requested this meeting to give our members the opportunity to raise their concerns with the relevant Departments who were invited to the meeting.The take home message was loud and clear – either the designation is removed or the farmers are adequately compensated for this burden on their land’. Farmers in Hen Harrier designated areas are faced with serious constraints as their land is devalued in some cases to €1000/acre.The NPWS stated that there is currently a Threat Response Plan being compiled in order to deal with this issue, however it will be 12 months before a draft version is available for consultation. IFA insisted that there is an interim system put in place until this is developed. The previous compensation package, which only some farmers in designated areas were approved for, was suspended in 2010 and now almost 5 years on there is still no development. Michael Fleming said ‘it is completely unacceptable that the responsible Departments have not come up with a plan to deal with this by now.The livelihoods of our farmer members are at risk and a solution must be sought immediately’. ‘A delegation from IFA will meet with Minister Jimmy Deenihan again on this matter and negotiate a fair deal for those in designated Hen Harrier areas’, Mr. Fleming concluded.

New retailer legislation a waste of time unless amended IFA President Eddie Downey has said the Government’s draft Competition and Consumer Protection Bill will do absolutely nothing to protect vulnerable farmers and suppliers. It has to be strengthened significantly to stamp out abuses by retailers and to give greater bargaining power to primary producers and small suppliers. Mr. Downey warned “the proposed Bill that fails to square up to the power of the retailers. Unless the Government moves to substantially strengthen the Bill, it will represent a waste of time and IFA will have no option but to withdraw our support for the legislation”. Eddie Downey stressed “the draft legislation as it stands will not stop the outrageous 5c/kg below cost selling that seriously destabilised the Irish vegetable sector last Christmas. Neither is there provision for an independent Ombudsman to investigate complaints and oversee the behaviour of retailers as regards the grocery trade”. “Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton’s Bill falls far short of what is required to rebalance power in the food supply chain and to stop unfair trading practices by the large retail multiples. The Minister must stop paying lip service to the real concerns of suppliers.” “It’s time for the Government to get serious and for Minister for Agriculture and Food Simon Coveney to ‘tog out’ for farmers and suppliers. Otherwise, the multiples will continue to drive down prices to unsustainable levels, and impose conditions on suppliers that jeopardise the sustainability of Irish food producers and suppliers”. IFA has identified a number of key amendments that are required if the legislation is to be effective in making a real change in the relationships between retailers, sup-

pliers and farmers as primary producers. These are: • An Independent Ombudsman to be appointed by the Government to oversee and implement the regulations in respect of grocery goods undertakings. This would be similar to the Groceries Code Adjudicator in the UK, whose office costs a total of £800,000 per year and is 100% funded by retailers. IFA has no confidence in the new Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, which will result from the merger of the NCA and the Competition Authority, to act in defence of farmers and growers; • The disclosure of profits in the Irish market of large retail multiples, to improve transparency; • To expand the scope of the regulations to cover transactions between producers and suppliers at all levels in the supply chain, reduce the turnover threshold for relevant grocery goods undertakings from €50m to €10m. Otherwise, the provision for written contracts in the Bill will not extend to very many fruit, vegetable and potato growers because they would be supplying merchants/suppliers with a smaller turnover; • Prohibit below cost selling, which ultimately is paid for by the farmer and undermines the sustainability of primary production; • Payments for grocery goods must be made within 30 days; • Prohibit contracts that contain payments of ‘hello money’ to get product on shelves, demands for ‘pay to play’ or Long-Term Agreements, which provide for the payment by suppliers of substantial ‘off-invoice rebates’ at the end of a trading period. Mr. Downey said IFA would be putting pressure on Minister Coveney and Government TDs to have the Bill amended in order to address the real concerns of primary producers and smaller suppliers.

Outcome of European elections has to force a re-think in Brussels IFA President Eddie Downey said the outcome of the European election results has to lead to a fundamental re-think by the European institutions and public servants on how Europe works for people, and especially the negative impact of interference in people’s lives and businesses through EU regulation, which is often unnecessary, impractical and unreasonable. In the case of farming, we have a raft of regulations and inspections that in the minds of most hard-working farmers is over the top and needs to be addressed. For example, the tillage sector finds itself in the ludicrous situation of having to deal with excessive greening restrictions as a result of the latest CAP Reform, and land designations will continue to have a very negative impact on low-income farmers. Eddie Downey said, “The strong message across Europe is that voters are unhappy with the way in which decision-makers in Brussels are failing to listen to their concerns. The European institutions, civil servants and politicians have to react swiftly to the realities of what European citizens are trying to cope with. The next European Parliament should have a much greater level of influence. I hope the extremes of left and right do not paralyse the Parliament’s decision-making process”. He said farmers want to see reduced bureaucracy and on-farm inspections as part of the new CAP. “As part of the new Charter of Farmers’ Rights, we want to see an end to duplication, the provision of 14 days’ advance notice and a yellow-card system.The new Parliament will have to take a determined stand against any damaging trade deal that the Commission may try to slip through”. Mr. Downey said on a wider level, the impact of austerity will have to be addressed. “Our economic recovery is not happening quickly enough and the imposition of draconian taxes and charges is hitting households hard. The deficit reduction targets will have to be more flexible to allow growth to return to economies such as Ireland’s. Europe has to do more to assist our recovery”.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


Noel Kennedy, Teagasc Forestry Adviser, discussing tree stocking and other management topics at a recent forest walk near Claremorris, Mayo. The walk was part of a nationwide series focusing on the management of young forests organised by Teagasc's Forestry Development Department.

Managing Young Forests to increase their value THE management of young forests and outlining the essential care for young forests was the focus of a recent nationwide series of forest walks. The events were organised by Teagasc, in association with the Forest Service of the DAFM, and attended by a large number of forest owners.

Forestry experts from Teagasc and the Forest Service focused on the key actions required by forest owners. Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Head of the Teagasc Forestry Development Department said: “Management in the early years is essential to get the best returns from your forest because new forests

require several years of active management to become well established. If a plantation is not well maintained, future timber revenue is likely to be compromised.” “It is therefore very important to ensure that the young forest will perform well and that budding forest owners know

what needs to be done each year. This is also true if the management of the plantation has been subcontracted out for the first four years. After all, it is the owner that will benefit financially from well looked after trees.” she added. Noel Kennedy, Forestry Adviser with Teagasc explained

the topics discussed; “Focus in the first few years is on controlling the surrounding vegetation, ensuring that browsing animals won't damage the young trees, replanting of failed trees, assessing nutrient needs, shaping of broadleaf trees, and reducing the risk of fires.” He added: “The aim of these

walks was to provide guidance to forest owners. Forest owners need to take an active role in the management of their forests to maximise future timber revenue. We were therefore very pleased to see that many of the people who attended had established a forest in the last few years or are considering planting some land.”

Dungarvan Teagasc welcomes new Mart Report ‘Cash Plan’ Programme for Dairy entrants

BULLOCK SECTION 2 Lim. 395 kgs. made €1,000 each. 2 Char. 432 kgs. made €1,000 each. 6 Her 606 kgs. made €1,170 each. 3 Char 496 kgs. made €1,160 each. HEIFER SECTION 3 Char. 446 kgs. made €945 each. 2 Lim. 340 kgs. made €800 each. 1 Char. 455 kgs. made €900. 1 A.A. 460 kgs. made €905. DRY COW 3 Her. 748 kgs. made€1,130. 1 Fr. 720 kgs. made €1,020. 1 Fr. 650 kgs. made €1,040. A. A. Heifers and Bullocks wanted for further feeding, also Herefords, 400 – 500 kgs. Continental Bulls 450 kgs. and over required for feeding also Fr. Bulls 400 kgs and over. Fr. Bull Calves wanted for export. All Enquiries to Dungarvan Mart. (058-41611.

RECENT entrants to dairying are being encouraged to sign up for a new short training programme regarding cash flow management before Friday, 13 June. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have launched a new development programme for recent entrants to dairying, called the ‘Cash Plan 2014’ Programme. It is targeted at a specific cohort of dairy farmers – those who have commenced supplying milk since 1st January, 2008.

Recent Teagasc research has indicated the importance of cash flow budgeting and monitoring to the success of expansion projects. Welcoming the announcement of this new Cash Plan programme, Tom O’Dwyer, Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer Teagasc, said: “While the imminent abolition of EU Milk Quotas will provide dairy farmers with significant opportunity to increase milk production, expansion will put significant additional pressures on existing dairy

farm businesses. In most cases, expansion will involve additional debt and this, along with ‘below par’ performance in the early years of expansion, will put extra pressure on the existing farm’s cash flow. As a result, there is a real need for dairy farmers to up skill themselves in a number of financial management skills relating to cash flow recording and budgeting”. Dermot McCarthy, Head of Teagasc Advisory Services, said: “The new training programme will

be delivered by Teagasc Advisers on a nationwide basis. Interested farmers should contact their local Teagasc Adviser immediately as ‘the closing date for receipt of applications for this Cash Plan training programme is Friday, 13th June.’ While the training programme is focussed on cash flow management, qualifying course participants can get a cash flow boost of up to €1,000 before the end of the year if all required tasks are completed. ”



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Teagasc News . . . DAIRYING €1,000 available for recent entrants to dairying The Minister for Agriculture has announced a new programme Cash Plan 2014, a Development Programme for Recent Entrants to Dairying, which will pay each qualifying participant €1,000. Eligibility The programme is targeted at recent entrants to dairying i.e. those who commenced supplying milk on or after 1st April, 2008. Recent entrants include: • Milk producers who received quota as new entrants under the New Entrants to Dairying Schemes or under the Milk Quota Trading Schemes; • Milk producers who commenced milk production as a successor to a qualified relative; • Milk producers who purchased land and quota on the open market; • Sons/Daughters who commenced milk production as part of a family farm partnership; or • A beneficiary of quota transfer (from a qualified relative) Programme content • Attend three financial planning workshops of 2-2.5 hours duration each evenly spaced between July and October. • Complete 3 tasks; a. Complete a strategic planning work-book for your farm. b. Record the monthly cash flow for 2014 for your farm. c. Prepare a monthly cash flow budget for 2015 for your farm. Any recent entrant interested in availing of this opportunity to establish sound financial management practices on the farm and receive €1,000 while doing so should contact their local Teagasc

office immediately.The closing date for applications is Friday June 13th. CATTLE How to manage grazing With growth rates now at peak level, the target is to keep quality grass with high leaf content ahead of stock: • Keep rotation length at 20/21 days; • Target pre-grazing yields of 1,300-1,500kg DM/ha; • Graze out swards to 4.5-5.0cm; and, • Skip heavy covers and remove as round bales. Why is grass quality so important? From late April onwards, grass is trying to head, and can become stemmy. For the main grazing season it is important ‘to put manners on grass’ and not allow it to grow too strong. This way you are keeping a high leaf content in the sward. Wellmanaged swards with a rotation length of fewer than 21 days can have a leaf content of 70% and higher. Poorly managed swards can result in reductions in green leaf content to just 50%. Leafier swards mean higher intakes of higher quality grass; a ‘win win’ position compared to lower quality swards. At farm level, high quality swards could support a liveweight gain in excess of 1kg/day. Poorer quality swards will struggle to allow for liveweight gains of 0.8 kg/day. Over three months, this is the equivalent of 20 kg liveweight/animal. At a modest €2.20/kg, this is worth €44/animal. How do you keep quality grass in front of stock? The most important thing to do is to walk the farm at least once a week and get a handle on the amount of grass ahead of stock. If you can’t do a full grass budget, try to visualise the scenario of ‘if grass stopped growing in the morning’. If this happened, how many days’ grazing is ahead of each grazing group? If the answer is higher than 12 days,

all stock should be out on grass and silage ground closed. If grass supply is still too high, extra ground can be closed for silage or taken out as round bales. The target is to have no more than 12 days grazing ahead and, if the weather for the coming week looks good, then 10 days is enough. If you have fewer than 12 days, you have to reduce grass demand by adding in extra feed, feeding silage or meal. If there is ground closed for silage, this should be grazed (there is no point in feeding expensive silage when it can be cheaply grazed in the field instead). Should meal be fed at grass in June? For most classes of stock the answer is no! (Unless grass supply is short.) If grass is plentiful you are just replacing cheap feed for expensive feed. To make matters worse, this will build up heavier covers of grass, making grass stemmy and reducing its feed value. If grass supply is limited and/or grazing conditions are poor, there may be an economic benefit from feeding 2-3kg meals to heifers and steers. Anecdotal evidence would suggest improvements in kill-out percentage and carcass finish for steers and heifers. For Autumn-born weanlings, meal feeding around weaning will decrease stress levels and reduce the chances of problems like pneumonia. It will also help to avoid a severe set-back in weight gain around weaning time. If weanlings are not being sold feed 1 kg per day with good grass. Weanlings for sale can be fed 2kg/day. JUNE HEALTH POINTERS Get Autumn weanlings ready for weaning If previous problems have occurred with pneumonia outbreaks, it may be a viable option to vaccinate against it. The four major causes of pneumonia are RSV, PI3, IBR and Pasteurella. Some of the vaccinations require a two-shot programme with the final shot given four weeks

Average Farm Incomes steady in 2013 PRELIMINARY estimates from the Teagasc National Farm Survey’s 2013 results show that the average income level on Irish farms increased slightly in 2013 (up 1%) to €25,639. The stability in the average level, however, masks dramatically contrasting fortunes across the different components of Irish farming. Average dairy farm incomes increased but average incomes for all the other enterprises decreased. Poor weather in the first quarter of 2013 and the continuing impact of the 2012 fodder crisis led to dramatic increases in feed and fertiliser expenses for all grassland based farming systems. Farmers’ expenditure on purchased concentrate and bulky feed increased dramatically, while in the second half of 2013 expenditure on fertiliser increased as farmers worked to rebuild depleted stocks of conserved forage. On average direct costs of production increased by 11% when compared with 2012. Cattle rearing family farm incomes declined by 22% due to higher costs of production. Cattle Other and Sheep farm incomes declined by 13% and 39% respectively in 2013 due to lower levels of output combined with higher costs of production. On tillage farms, despite largely stable costs of production and higher yields, lower prices and lower areas harvested led to lower

output and lower family farm incomes. On dairy farms despite large increases in costs of production (+11%) average incomes increased strongly due to both higher prices (+23%) and increased levels of milk output per hectare (+11%). In 2013, the average Irish farm received 8% less in direct payments as compared to 2012 due to reductions in single payment receipts, agrienvironmental payments (REPS) and the ending of the suckler cow welfare scheme. Dr Kevin Hanrahan, Teagasc Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys department said: “On average, the dependence of family farm income on subsidies declined in 2013 as compared to 2012. However, on Cattle Rearing, Cattle Other and Sheep farms direct payments still accounted for significantly more than family farm incomes.This overwhelming dependence of incomes on direct payments highlights the fact that on many Irish farms costs of production far exceeded returns from the market in 2013.” Incomes on farms with a dairy enterprise increased in 2013 and almost fully reversed the large drop in incomes experienced in 2012. In 2013 the average dairy farm income was €64,371. The increase in dairy farm incomes was driven by the large increase in the milk prices received by

farmers along with additional production per hectare. Like other grassland systems, direct costs of production on dairy farms (mostly feed and fertiliser) increased in 2013. However, unlike cattle and sheep farmers, the increases in output prices received by dairy farmers were sufficient to deliver strong income growth. Anne Kinsella of the Teagasc Agricultural Economics and Farm Surveys Department said: “While welcome, this improvement highlights the vulnerability of dairy incomes to increasingly volatile milk prices.” Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle said: ”The contrasting outcomes of dairy and non-dairy farmers are also reflected in the average farm outcomes across Ireland’s regions in 2013. Those regions where dairy farming is more concentrated (the Southwest, Southeast and South) saw average incomes increase, while incomes in other regions, which have a greater dependence on drystock and tillage farming, saw declines. The largest increase in average family farm incomes occurred in the south region (Cork and Kerry) where average farm incomes increased by 24%, while incomes in the midlands region, where drystock farming and tillage dominates, declined by 16%.”

after the initial shot.The final shot should be given at least two weeks before the main stressful period, i.e., weaning. Bull fertility Keep an eye that the stock bull is performing. Record cow tag numbers when a cow is seen to be served to make sure they are not repeating. It is estimated that up to 25% of bulls can be sub-fertile so it’s important to keep an eye out to avoid cows calving late the following season. If you don’t want April calves next year, June 15th is the date to take out the bull from the breeding herd.This will mean that all calving will be finished by the end of March next year. IMPORTANT EVENT Teagasc Beef 2014 Teagasc Beef 2014 will take place in Teagasc Grange, Co. Meath on Wednesday, June 18th. This is the largest and most comprehensive beef event ever staged by Teagasc and is a must for all beef farmers. This major Teagasc event coincides with a time of uncertainty in the beef industry. The focus of Teagasc Beef 2014 will be on the application of technologies that will help beef farmers increase the profitability of their farming business. All of the key principles of beef production will be addressed including suckler beef, exploiting genetics, calf to beef, high performance from grass, achieving compact calving and herd health. The farm will be laid out in technology villages consisting of new technologies, grassland village, animal health village, indoor feeding, producing and marketing quality beef, sustainable farm environment, and the BETTER beef farm programme. All of the key industry experts will be present and there will be ongoing workshops and live demonstrations. Admission is free and it promises to be a very informative and interesting day.

TEAGASC/GLANBIA MONITOR FARM FOCUS Week Ending: 3rd June, 2014 Milk Kg/Day Fat % Protein % Milk Solids/Day KG Meal KG/Cow/Day Average Farm Cover Cover Per Cow Pre Grazing Yield KG DM Demand KG DM HA Growth KG DM HA

Kilmacthomas, Waterford 24.2 3.98 3.40 1.79 1 658 187 1,750 60 79

Ballynoe, Cork 22.3 3.7 3.5 1.65 0 605 180 1,400 51 110


Faha, Kilmacthomas, Waterford

Conna, Ballynoe, Cork

• Spreading one bag of Sulpha Can per acre after cows grazing paddocks. • Topping strong paddocks after grazing. • Cut 100 acres of 1st cut silage last Wed/Thurs or 40% of farm. • Slurry spread on 60 acres after silage. • Started 3rd round of Ai this week and will leave off bulls after next Monday.

• Grass is flying now, more paddocks out for bales, I like to mow at 1600 to 1800 of a cover, top quality stuff • Silage is in, slurry going out now and 70 units of N for 2nd cut. • Following the cows with 20 units of sulfa can. • Breeding going well looks like 60% non return.


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Accommodation: Hallway, Sittingroom, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Toilet and Shower. Outside: 2 Span Haybarn, Range of Disused Buildings. Location: Dungarvan 4.5 miles. Further details and map and appointment to view with Auctioneer. Guide: €38,500. (26-6)

Pictured at the launch of New SCSI / Teagasc Land Report were left to right: Prof. Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director; Trevor McCarthy, Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Rural Professionals Group; Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Tom McDonald, SCSI.

New SCSI / Teagasc Land report shows READER’S QUERIES increase in land prices nationwide • Prices up 14% in Munster in 2013 • Demand for land rentals up by approximately 5% in first quarter • But lack of land mobility and supply an issue A NEW report on the land market shows that land prices increased in 2013 and activity levels are up 5% in the first quarter of 2014. The land report, which was compiled by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and Teagasc, The Irish Agriculture and Food Authority, shows that prices for agricultural land up to 50 acres increased nationally in 2013. According to the report, the average national price for land up to 50 acres with entitlements and a residential holding per acre is approximately €10,721. In Dublin it is €13,000. In Leinster, it is €11,132, in Munster, it is €11,378 and in Connaught/Ulster it is €7,375. The largest increase in land prices was seen in the

Munster area, where the average selling price in 2013 increased by 14.3% for land up to 50 acres with a residential holding. In Leinster prices increased by 13.9% and in Connaught/Ulster they increased by 2%, compared to the previous year. In contrast to the smaller land transactions (up to 50 acres), price movements were negative in 2013 in the case of larger (over 100 acres) sales with entitlements and without a residential holding. The largest percentage drop occurred in the Connaught/Ulster region, where land prices declined by approximately 13% year on year. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes TD welcomed the publication of the SCSI /

Teagasc Land Market Report and said: “Food Harvest 2020 sets out ambitious targets for agriculture in Ireland and many producers’ expansion plans will no doubt include decisions about the purchase or rental of land and it is therefore timely that this report has been published”. Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc said: “Good information on land sale and rental price developments is vital for farm business planning and in this context the report is to be particularly welcomed. Due to milk quota removal dairy farmers, in particular, will have an interest in this publication.” The report notes that lower feed and fertiliser prices, together with a reduction in the volumes of these inputs, mean that

overall costs of production are expected to decline in 2014.While it was expected that beef prices would improve in 2014, market movements in the first quarter of the year now make this prospect less likely. Nevertheless, with lower costs of production on most farm types, farm incomes in 2014 are forecast to increase by 13% on average. Trevor McCarthy, Chairman of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) Rural Professional Group said: “In order to meet the increased output targets of 50 per cent increases in milk production in Food Harvest 2020, new dairy farms will need to be established. Clearly this has implications for the land market and it is imperative that the supply issue is

addressed. According to the report, the volume of land which came to market increased by just over 4% on the previous year. The current level of land transfer for sale is, however, minimal with just 0.5% of all land transacted annually. This lack of supply is becoming an issue, particularly in the context of Food Harvest 2020 and we hope that measures to improve land mobility are considered by Government”. Mr. McCarthy also pointed to the challenge for farmers in accessing finance “The majority of purchasers of agricultural land are farmers and their ability to access finance remains constrained and highly sensitive to wider economic factors. This means their purchasing power can often be impacted by fluctuations in commodity prices” Mr. McCarthy concluded. The full report is available at and

More on the dole than in Suckling ICSA President Patrick Kent has said that many farmers are making less from suckler and sheep farming than what’s paid on the dole. “The rate for a single person is €188/week or €9,777 per annum. According to the Teagasc National Farm Survey estimates for 2013, the average income from suckling is €9,594 and sheep farming is only slightly better at €11,178. “Farmers in the low income sectors are sick and tired of listening to platitudes from politicians about the importance of our meat exports. The reality is that the show is nearly over for this

type of farming unless there is a radical shake-up of how much the farmer gets from the final retail price. Farmers in the UK are also getting restless about recent beef price cuts and it is clear that the decline in the suckler herd both here and in the UK could gather momentum very quickly. Minister Coveney needs to explain how we can maintain beef exports.” “The Minister needs to reflect very hard on the future of beef exports, from farming perspective rather than a corporate mindset. Increasing

exports for the benefit of multinational retailers like Tesco who have recently reported almost €4 billion profit is pointless when suckler farmers are getting less than the dole. We cannot allow farmers to be serfs for greedy corporate giants.” “A lot of suckler farms have been propped up with off-farm income, but increasing taxes and charges and the general economic downturn means that there will be less and less opportunity for this. The meat industry needs to come up with a strategy to deliver beef prices closer to €5/kg if they want the suckler herd to remain.”

Question: I received a letter before Christmas last year stating there had been an overclaim on my eligible land for the 2013 single payment scheme. The area in question was a grove of trees under which there was plenty of grass and this area has always been grazed by my cattle. Annoyed at the thoughts of being unjustly left short on my payment I duly appealed the decision but have heard nothing since. Then I notice on the front page of today’s paper that the DAFM now must repay monies on overclaimed areas dating back as far as 2008. Does this mean that my appeal has fallen on deaf ears and that the money will automatically be deducted to repay the European Union? Can you please advise? Answer: There has been such a high number of appeals in relation to overclaims that there is currently a backlog and the DAFM are still working on them. Each case will be dealt with on its own merits and there is no question of automatically taking money to repay the European Union.Your case will be dealt with in due course and you will be then notified of the outcome of your appeal. If your case is successful then there will be no more about it. However, if you are found to have overclaimed the eligible area for payment in the given year, then the money must be refunded to the paymaster as it will be seen as an overpayment and additional penalties may apply depending on the level of overpayment. It is as simple as that.There is little fear that any overpayments were made in this direction as there is still a substantial number that have yet to pay for the processing of their single payment applications in May 2013. Seems I can only appeal on deaf ears. I trust this will clear things up for you. Tip of the Week: In these economically challenging times, the survival of small businesses is solely dependent on being paid on time.Those who won’t pay as opposed to can’t pay are jeopardising the future of local small businesses.


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Encore Stage Academy presents “Disney Magic The Musical” IT'S here....Disney Magic The Musical. Opening this week! Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (June 4th, 5th & 6th) commencing at 7.30 p.m. The Town Hall Theatre in Dungarvan will be magically transformed into a disney musical show packed with songs and theme tunes everyone knows! There will be a Matinee on Sunday, 7th June, at 3.00 p.m. for those who prefer to have their evenings free, or perhaps for a younger audience to enjoy. Encore Stage Academy have a proven track record for delivering great shows and musical entertain-

Encore Stage Academy is now taking bookings for our Summer Camps based on Frozen! Dr. Seuss! & Matilda! We cater from junior infants to teens and offer appropriate classes and activities for each age group in between. Dates for the Summer Camps are; June 30th–July 4th & July 7th–11th & Cappoquin July 14th–18th junior–senior infants 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. 1st–6th class 10.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. For further details, contact Aileen Hogan, Encore Stage Academy on 087-6299508.

ment. Catering for all ages from junior infants and upwards the Encore team strive to make sure each child is a star! Tickets are on sale in David Walsh's Office Supplies, Main Street, Dungarvan. A very talented and hard working cast await your approval and enjoyment and are eager to please following months of hard work. Don’t miss the chance to sing along to your favourite Disney song and enjoy a beautiful musical with all your favourite Disney Princesses and Heroes.


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The Fault In our Stars - Opens 20th June MOVIE Info Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. The story takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana, where sixteen year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster reluctantly attends a cancer patients' support group at her mother’s behest. Because of her cancer, she uses a portable oxygen tank to breathe adequately. In one of the meetings she catches the eye of a teenage boy, and through the course of the meeting she learns the boy’s name is Augustus Waters. He's there to support their mutual friend, Isaac. Isaac had a tumor in one eye that he had removed, and now he has to have his other eye taken out as well. After the meeting ends, Augustus

approaches Hazel and tells her she looks like Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta. He invites Hazel to his house to watch the movie, and while hanging out, the two discuss their experiences with cancer. Hazel reveals she has thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs. Augustus had osteosarcoma, but he is now cancer free after having his leg amputated. Before Augustus takes Hazel home, they agree to read each other’s favorite novels. Augustus gives Hazel The Price of Dawn, and Hazel recommends An Imperial Affliction. Hazel explains the magnificence of An Imperial Affliction: It is a novel about a girl named Anna who has cancer, and it's the only account she's read of living with cancer that matches her experience. She describes how the novel maddeningly ends midsentence, denying the reader closure about the fate of the novel’s characters. She speculates about the novel’s mysterious author, Peter Van Houten, who fled to Amsterdam after the novel was published and hasn’t been heard from since.

Jersey Boys - Opens 20th June June 8 – 14 Aries March 20th – April 19th

Taurus April 20th – May 20th

Gemini May 21st – June 20th

ACROSS 1 A Christian or Muslim religious figure (6) 5 Kind of overcoat named after a Crimean War commander (6) 8 An underground gallery with recesses for tombs (8) 9 An ancient story of gods or heroes (4) 10 _ boxing is a traditional martial art (4) 11 Anagram of TRIDENTS (8) 13 Type of filling or topping for a cake (11) 15 An expert shot (8) 17 A lump of lava thrown out by a volcano (4) 19 City also referred to as Kyiv (4) 20 Television talent show won in 2014 by Jermain Jackman (3,5) 21 Word from Spanish meaning promptly (6) 22 Furnish with a further supply of missiles (6) DOWN 2 Lead in one of its noun senses (5) 3 One who looks on life as it actually is (7) 4 A piece of a building serving to hold the sides in place (9) 5 A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (3) 6 Lose one’s sanity (2,3) 7 The opposite of synonym (7) 12 One who is good at telling anecdotes (9) 13 A container or tray for hot coals (7) 14 Involve (in a conflict or difficult situation) (7) 16 _ Patterson, Harry Enfield’s unruly teenager (5) 18 Kind of coffee or leather named after a port in Yemen (5) 20 In Chinese philosophy, the absolute principle underlying the universe (3)


Cancer June 21st – July 22nd

Leo July 23rd – August 22nd

Virgo August 23rd – September 22nd

Libra September 23rd – October 22nd

UST because your best friend thinks something is a good idea it doesn’t mean it is right for you. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind this week but steer clear of personal insults.


AKE some time out and and spend some quality time alone. Do what you want for a change. You never know you may find something out about yourself you didn’t already know.


T’S time to forget all the bad things that have happened recently. Look forward to the summer, let the sun work its magic and put you in that positive mood you seem to have forgotten.


HINGS are going reasonably smoothly both at home and at work for Cancer. Keep up the good work and you never know, you may get an unexpected reward.


OU may be feeling restricted and as though you are being held back at the moment. Why is this? Try to understand why you are feeling this way. Are you too scared to make the changes?


OUR luck may be changing this week. Be prepared to absorb some unbelievable news. If the news doesn’t come from a close friend be wary as they may not be being entirely truthful.


HIS is the week for doing some hard work. Don’t be lazy, test your organisation skills to the limit. It will pay off as you will be appreciated for more than just your outward appearance.


ONFIDENCE is the key this week. Hesitation Scorpio will get you nowhere fast. Take charge of your October 23rd – life and people will respect you for it. Don’t start November bossing others around as this could cause friction. 21st





HE gods are on your side this week and everything you do seems to go right. However, don’t let this phase of good fortune trick you into being complacent, you can always try harder.

HAT trip you’ve just booked or that job you’ve

just applied for may not be as amazing as you November first thought. Keep your thoughts and ideas 22nd – December 21st focused on what is most important to you. December 22nd – January 19th

Aquarius January 20th – February 18th

Pisces February 19th – March 19th


ORK this week may give your confidence a boost as end of month deadlines are out of the way and the boss is happy. Enjoy the compliments but don’t take them too seriously.


HIS week is the week to spruce up your wardrobe for your holidays before the sun starts to shine. Looking forward to your holiday is great but don’t forget present responsibilities.


FROM director Clint Eastwood comes the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical "Jersey Boys." The film tells the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. The story of their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the songs that influenced a generation, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby," "Who Loves You," and many more. The Four Seasons were famed for their tightly-drilled performances of hits like Big

Girls Don't Cry and Walk Like a Man. But their slick veneer hid a tough back story. In the early days the group rubbed shoulders with the mob, sometimes robbing grocery stores to fund their music and often playing venues run by the Mafia. The cast includes Boadwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, the group's guitar player and baritone. John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony for playing Frankie Valli on Broadway, reprises his role for the film, while Christopher Walken is on hand to add a bit of heft in the form of mobster Angelo 'Gyp' DeCarlo.

A Small Family Business - Live from the National Theatre - Thursday, 12th June at 7.00 p.m. A RIOTOUS exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But

not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law's business he's approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack's integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Terry Gilliam’s Re-Imagination of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini - Tuesday, 17th June at 7.00 p.m. MONTY Python legend Terry Gilliam unleashes his inexhaustible imagination on Berlioz’s dazzling opera Benvenuto Cellini. Following on from his award-winning production of The Damnation of the Faust, Gilliam, alongside ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, now takes on this extraordinary tale of the infamous 16th century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. With its stunning visual and musical set pieces such as the Mardi Gras carnival, Berlioz’s first completed opera is based on the autobiography of celebrated 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Telling the story of thwarted love, elopement, intrigue, disguise and mistaken identity the opera features some of Berlioz’s

most vibrant and tender music. A stellar cast has been assembled for this new production, led by rising tenor Michael Spyres in the title role, with the stunning soprano Corinne Winters as Cellini’s lover, Teresa. ENO favourite Willard White returns to the company to add Pope Clement VII to his already extensive list of roles. ENO Screen broadcasts are produced by Serpent Productions, led by MTV awardwinning director and Grammy award nominee Andy Morahan and Producer Dione Orrom. Benvenuto Cellini will be sung and subtitled in English.

Across: 1 Cleric, 5 Raglan, 8 Catacomb, 9 Myth, 10 Thai, 11 Strident, 13 Buttercream, 15 Marksman, 17 Bomb, 19 Kiev, 20 The Voice, 21 Pronto, 22 Reload. Down: 2 Leash, 3 Realist, 4 Crossbeam, 5 Reb, 6 Go mad, 7 Antonym, 12 Raconteur, 13 Brazier, 14 Embroil, 16 Kevin, 18 Mocha, 20 Tao.

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Deise Singers Concert “Movies and Musicals” a resounding success A STANDING ovation greeted the Deise Singers each night at the end of their concert “Movies and Musicals” on May 22nd and 23rd. A fitting compliment indeed to our end of year’s work. Tributes like “How could anyone be down after a night like that”, “Absolutely fantastic” and “Can’t wait for the next one” were free flowing as people made their way out of the theatre. With music by the choir from “West Side Story”, “Calamity Jane”, “The Sound of Music”, “Tarzan”, “South Pacific”, “Evita,” “Titanic”, The Lion King,” “The King and I”, “Oliver”, “Toy Story”, “The Pirates of Penzance”, “Blood Brothers”, “Me and My Girl”, “Working Girl”, “Oklahoma” and “The White Horse Inn”, the atmosphere was in crescendo mood the whole night. Daniel Kearney kept his piano solo pieces to our theme as well with beautiful performances of music from “Twilight” and “The Pianist”. Congrats to the Choir and Daniel for these wonderful renditions. Of course, we had Daniel helping out at rehearsals too, and he also accompanied the Soloists, Michael, Sean, Tom, Breda, Lena, Grainne and Paul. Thank you Daniel, and a big congrats to all our soloists. The person responsible for putting all this together, and teaching us all year, is our Musical Director, Fiona Tobin. Thank you Fiona for your patience and confidence in us that we could achieve your plan. No easy task!

Playing another big part in this is our accompanist, Elaine Ryan. Thank you Elaine for all your practice and hard work also. Our guest, Caoimhe Kiely, brought the house down with her rendering of “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid”. Caoimhe has no doubt a long career ahead of her in the theatre business. Watch out for her performances. New on our guest list this year was a young budding pianist, 15 year old school student, Peter O’Sullivan. Peter delighted the audience with music from “Requiem for a Dream”, “Star Wars Ep. 5” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. A bright future blossoming there too, no doubt. While the Deise Singers busied themselves performing on stage, a loyal and trusted crew of people looked after the “housekeeping” duties, namely, our charming and competent M.C., Emma; refreshments were served each night by Orla, Olive, Padraigin, Mary, Fidelma, Natanya, Ann and Dorothy. The cookies you enjoyed were all made by choir members. Helping you with tickets and seating were Cordelia, Helen, Dina and Jacinta. Thank you all. Ticket sales were handled by Capitol Cleaners, Dungarvan Tourist Office, and choir member, Maria. A huge ‘thank you’ to each of you. And I’m not forgetting the “canine” stars of the show! The Irish Dogs for the Disabled and puppies in

training, were adorable. The Deise Singers will be making a contribution to this worthy cause, and we are very grateful for the donations made by you, our patrons also. Thanks to Ruffles for advertising sponsorship. The lighting was looked after by D. B. L. Thank you Dirk. We greatly appreciate all the help we got from Dungarvan Town Council for the use of the Theatre both for rehearsals and performance. Also the Day Care Centre and the Causeway Tennis Club for rehearsal facilities. We thank Dungarvan Observer, Dungarvan Leader and W.L.R. who obliged us with publicity. A special thanks to Maura and John Creed, and all the business and leisure groups in the area and beyond who allowed us the use of their premises for advertising. Lastly, where would we be without the support of you, our patrons, who have flocked in great numbers, not just to this concert but to all our events. Go raibh math agaibh go leir. It’s time now to close the “Score”. We look forward to a much earned rest and a long hot summer! We will be resuming rehearsals in September, so anyone out there with an interest in singing watch out for our “CALL TO SING”, towards the end of the summer. Till September then “Slan”.

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Polly Rodgers Stradbally third in the recitation competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Larry Walsh, Sliabh gCua, second in the recitation competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

Book Sale, Facepainting and Old Fashioned Afternoon Teas – Saturday, 7th June, will see a great fundraiser in aid of Grange National School in the Charity Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, between 2.00 and 5.00 p.m. There will also be a cake stall and crafts for sale. A great range of books will be for sale as well as facepainting for children will be accompanied by old fashioned afternoon teas being served. Children most welcome. Find us on facebook: charity vintage tea rooms.

@DungarvanObserv Garvey’s SuperValu proud sponsors of Charity Tea Room Leaflet – Garvey’s SuperValu are delighted to sponsor the new leaflets (designed by Kevin Power) for the Charity Vintage Tea Rooms based in St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan. The leaflet contains the details of fundraising teas and concerts for 2014 along with information about the social knitting group, church services and suicide support group held in the church. The tea rooms raised €21,300 for local charities in 2013 and continue their good work this year. From (l. to r.): Ria Drohan (Churchwarden), Liam Power (Manager Garvey’s SuperValu), Michael Drummy (David Walsh Office Supplies, co-sponsors), Liam Douglas (Tearoom team). [Richard Cutbill – Deise Camera Club Dungarvan-Photography in the Community]

County Finals Scór Na bPáistí 2014 held in Cappoquin Community Centre. Riona Ni Chadhain, An Rinn, winner of the solo singing competition. [Sean Byrne//Deise Media]

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Ardmore takes the honours in evenly contested final See Page 3 JAMIE BARRON AND AUSTIN GLEESON WINNERS OF GAA AWARDS Page 2

St. Mary's Dylan Power gets in his kick against Ardmore's Seamus Keating during the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons County U-21B Football Final in Dunhill. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



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Jamie Barron and Austin Gleeson are the latest winners of the WLR FM/Granville Hotel Awards THE pair were the standout choices with their performances in April and May. Jamie was chosen as the April winner after notching 17 points in Fourmilewater's impressive opening day win over Abbeyside in the senior hurling club championship. The dual star also helped The Nire make a good start in the senior football championship as they recorded wins over Ballinameela and St. Saviours. Jamie is hoping to recover in time from an ankle injury to be available for selection for this weekend's Munster quarter final replay with Cork in Thurles. "I'm delighted to get it, it's a great honour as it's never easy to win an award, they are hard to come by. I'm

thrilled and it's nice to get a day out as well for the family, " he said after accepting his second monthly award in the WLR FM/Granville awards scheme. Meanwhile, Austin Gleeson picked up the May award after a sensational championship debut for Waterford in the Munster hurling championship. The 19 year who was part of last year's All Ireland minor winning side made a seemless transition to the senior grade as he hit 1-2 in Semple stadium in last week's drawn encounter with Cork. The Mount Sion youngster showed remarkable poise to stroke over two first haf points, one of which was a sublime sideline cut. His best was still to come as he

scored one of the great goals in the Munster championship early in the second half as he left a trail of Cork defenders in his wake to rifle an unstoppable shot to the net after a mazy 70 yards solo run. "For a championship debut everything fell into place for me except for one or two silly mistakes which I'll work on and hopefully drive on again now for the next day." Asked about his brillaint goal Austin explained his thinking was simple when he picked up the ball "I don't know how it happened or what I did, I just got the ball and kept on running. When I threw it up I just wanted to make a good connection, I don't know how it went in to be honest about it ".

Niall Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the C Camogie Cup to Modeligo's Captain Catherine O'Brien. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Waterford GAA Results

Richard Hurley, Granville Hotel and Liz Reddy, WLR FM presents the joint winner of the April Monthly GAA Award to Jamie Barron with his family, grandmother Eileen McCarthy, parents Siobhan and Jim and sisters Aoife and Orla Barron also in shot.

Richard Hurley, Granville Hotel and Liz Reddy, WLR FM presents the joint winner of the April Monthly GAA Award to Austin Gleeson with his family, parents Tina and Austin, sister Jessica and brother Jamie Gleeson also in shot.

Brickeys who beat Stradbally in the final of the Park Hotel sponsored Western Minor A Football final played in Colligan.

Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1: Butlerstown 0-14; St Molleran's 1-11 Ballygunner 0-26; Dunhill 3-13 Clonea 1-20; Mt. Sion 2-17 Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2: Erins Own 3-20; Micheal MacCraith Tramore 2-9 Portlaw 3-12; De La Salle 2-11 J J Kavanagh & Sons U21 B Football County Final: Ardmore 2-14; St. Marys Juvenile 3-7 Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2: Cappoquin 4-20; Abbeyside 1-10 CFL - Phelan Cup - Group 1: Stradbally 0-15; De La Salle 0-8 Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs East Premier Junior Hurling Championship: Ballyduff Lower 2-20; Bunmahon 3-5 Fenor 2-20; Naomh P贸l 0-4 John J. Murphy East Junior A Hurling Championship: Roanmore 0-21; Ballygunner 1-9 Clonea 1-27; De La Salle 1-13 Passage 1-15; Mt. Sion 0-16 John J. Murphy East Junior B Hurling Championship: Butlerstown 2-10; St Saviour's 2-8 Micheal MacCraith Tramore 1-16; Ballyduff Lower 1-6 The Local Bar Western Junior Hurling Senior Attached Championship: Fourmilewater 2-14; Tallow 1-13 The Local Bar Western Junior Hurling

Intermediate Attached Championship: Kilgobinet 2-17; Ballinameela 0-8 Brickey Rangers 0-0; Colligan 0-0 White's Bar Ballymacaw Eastern Hurling League Group 1: Ferrybank W/O Ballydurn Div 1 Waterford Dublin Supporters Club: Ballygunner 9-9; Clonea 0-3 Mt. Sion 3-15; St. Carthages 2-12 De La Salle 6-18; Cois Bhride 0-6 Div 2 Waterford Dublin Supporters Club: Kilrossanty W/O Passage Portlaw 0-0; Brickey Rangers 0-0 Scared Heart 5-6; St. Mary's Juvenile 4-0 An Ghaeltacht 5-16; Dungarvan 2-0 U-12 Division 2: St Patrick's 4-1; Dungarvan 1-7 U-13 F Div 1 Co Final: Gaultier 4-12; Ballinacourty 1-6 U-13 F Div 2 Co Final: Rathgormack 2-10; Clashmore Kinsalebeg 1-5 U-13 F Div 3 Co Final: Ferrybank 2-4 Kilrosanty 1-4 Div 4 Waterford GAA Dublin Supporters Club: St Saviour's W/O Stradbally Clashmore Kinsalebeg 3-4; Na Gaeil 2-6 Div 1 Knockout Meadowfresh Foods: St. Carthages 7-16; An Ghaeltacht 2-3 Abbeyside 5-7; St. Oliver's 1-5 Div 2 Knockout Meadowfresh Foods: Naomh Brid 6-7; Kilrossanty 2-6 Dungarvan 5-2; Brickey Rangers 2-5 Div 3 Knockout Meadowfresh Foods: Ardmore 4-7; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-5 Cappoquin Affane 9-10; Fourmilewater 2-7

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Ardmore takes the honours in evenly contested final Ardmore ……………...2-14; St. Mary’s …………….. 3-7. DUNHILL was the place to be last Wednesday evening for what turned out to be a very competitive and entertaining Under 21 ‘B’ Football final which was played before a large gathering of rival supporters. Ardmore won out in the end courtesy of a 57th minute David Gartland goal which did justice to winning the County title while, St. Mary’s, for their untiring efforts throughout, deserved something out of this game, for the contribution they made to this very enjoyable game. Ardmore could have made matters easier for themselves in the first half but they registered six first half wides, mainly from placed balls, while St. Mary’s breached the winners defence on three occasions to take a 3-4 to 1-9 half-time lead. It was a difficult week for the Ardmore club, having lost their Chairman Joe O’Brien, a popular figure both inside and outside the club, the previous weekend. A minutes silence was observed before the throw-in by referee Timmy Organ at a very well prepared Dunhill venue. Ardmore looked as if they were going to win this contest at a canter as they led by 1-1 to 0-0 inside two minutes. David Gartland opened the scoring after just 25 seconds

before midfielder Michael Cronin ran through the St. Mary’s defence to raise the first of the five green flags on the night. The Eastern team were well beaten by an out of Grade Nire in the 2013 Final at the Fraher Field and many at the Dunhill venue were forecasting a similar outcome at this stage. Credit St. Mary’s, they answered everybody in no uncertain terms and by the 7th minute they deservingly led by 1-2 to 1-1. Centre forward and Man of the Match, Shane Dwane goaled from close range in the 3rd minute and he followed up with a point from play two minutes later. Midfielder Niall Queally’s pointed free edged the maroon coloured jersies in front before Ardmore controlled the scoring stakes for the next 10 minutes. Corner forward and team Captain Sean Barron kicked 0-3 (2f) and James Kennedy pointed a fourth, 1-5 to 1-2 while the latter had a fine goal attempt well saved by Brendan Murphy at the expense of a ‘45’. St. Mary’s had a goal scoring opportunity themselves by Luke Foran as both teams, and especially Ardmore, were guilty in the extreme of trying to walk the size 5 into the opposition’s goal instead of kicking for points from reasonable distances. Seamus

Keating, who picked up a shoulder injury early on, but bravely played on, saw his kick coming back off the post while St. Mary’s, who were opening up the Ardmore defence at will, were awarded a penalty kick in the 18th minute when Luke Foran was upended following a pass from corner forward Dylan Power. Shane Dwane recorded his second goal from the penalty spot and now it was the Eastern team’s turn to work the scoreboard. The sides were now level for the third time and a further brace of points from play by the 21st minute by Niall Queally and Shane Dwane edged St. Mary’s in front by 2-4 to 1-5. This lead was increased to 0-5 one minute later when full forward Finbarr Power kicked his team’s third and final goal as yet another goal chance fell to Shane Dwane. Questions were now being asked of the Western Champions and they responded in style with four unanswered points from Sean Barron 0-3 (2f) and Stephen Keating who ended the game with 0-3 to his credit. This left Ardmore in a far healthier position going in at the break, trailing by just the minimum at 3-4 to 1-9. St. Mary’s enjoyed the benefit of the breeze in the second half and they were on

Tom Cunningham, Chairman County GAA Board presents the County U-21B Football Cup to Ardmore's Captain, Sean Barron. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

top in general play during the third quarter. However, they added just 0-3 to their half time total compared to 1-5 by Ardmore. Adrian O’Donnell’s charges also tightened up 100% in goal concessions and the experience of many of their side playing Senior

Football stood to them as the game drew to its conclusion. The half began with Shane Dwane pointing in the 33rd minute followed by a Niall Queally score eight minutes later. Andy Hubbard’s players were well on top at this stage and an overworked Ardmore

defence picked up a black card midway through the half. St. Mary’s weren’t working the scoreboard sufficiently though against an improved Ardmore defence and gradually the Western Champions came back into the game. Tommy Power brought a fine save out of Brendan Murphy and a Sean Barron free in the 46th minute was the winners first score since the break, 3-6 to 1-10. St. Mary’s centre back Jonathon Fenton was making some driving and morale boosting runs out of defence but some indiscretions around the field were punished by 0-3f by Sean Barron, who had found his scoring range, and the teams were level at 3-6 to 1-12 in the 52nd minute. This game had a draw written all over it but there was another twist to the play that saw the Cup journey West. Dylan Power gave St. Mary’s the lead for the final time in the 55th minute which was replied to by a Stephen Keating score one minute later. The game’s defining action came in the 57th minute when a 1-2 between David Gartland and Seamus Keating resulted in Gartland billowing the net in the far end

goal, 2-13 to 3-7 for what proved to be the winning score. Stephen Keating put the icing on the cake with a 63rd minute score to copper fasten a deserving win for the Western seasiders. Well done to both teams on the excellent fare they provided here. PRESENTATION County Board Chairman Tom Cunningham favourably commented on yet another outstanding football County Final this year and he presented Ardmore Captain Sean Barron with the winning Cup. Ardmore’s Top Three: Sean Barron, Stephen Keating, David Gartland. St. Mary’s Top Three: Shane Dwane, Niall Queally, Jonathon Fenton. Observer’s Man of the Match: Shane Dwane. Number of Scorers: Ardmore 5. St. Mary’s 4. Scores from Play: Ardmore 2-7. St. Mary’s 2-6. Frees For: Ardmore 18. St. Mary’s 17. Wides: Ardmore 10. St. Mary’s 4. Score of the Match: David Gartland’s goal in the 57th minute.


Ardmore players celebrate their County U-21B football win over St. Mary’s in Dunhill.

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Ardmore: James Veale: Thomas Cronin, Daniel Power, Declan Fitzgerald; William Barron, James Salmon, Thomas Conway; Seamus Keating, Michael Cronin 1-0; Tom Power, John Gartland, James Kennedy 0-1; Stephen Keating 0-3, David Gartland 1-1, Sean Barron 0-9 (7f). Subs: Eoin Conway (35), Gavin Williams (42), Christopher Power (51). St. Mary’s: Brendan Murphy; Ger Kirwan, Conor Flynn, Nicky Hally; Fionn Buckley, Jonathon Flynn, M. J. Queally; Micheal Harney, Niall Queally 0-3 (1f); Stephen Connors, Shane Dwane 2-3 (1 pen.), Kevin Hally; Luke Foran, Finbarr Power 1-0, Dylan Power 0-1. Subs: Ross Kiely (ht), Brian Walsh (61). Referee: Timmy Organ (Ballinacourty).



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2014 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship Launched Pat Murphy, Eastern Allianz Cumann na mBunscol presents the Roinn C Camogie Shield to Newtown/Ballydurn's Captain Zara O'Donnell. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

U-21 hurling star Jake Dillon, Waterford, pictured at the launch of the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship at the Rock of Cashel. The Championship got underway last week. For all the latest Championship news, fixtures and results visit [Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE]

Pat Murphy, Eastern Allianz Cumann na mBunscol presents the Roinn B Camogie Shield to Kill's Captain Roisin Kirwan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

U-13 East Waterford Camogie Finals LAST week the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol East Waterford Camogie Finals took place at Walsh Park, with the grass groomed, the ground hard and warm weather, the players and spectators were treated to perfect conditions at the home of Waterford’s hurling. Indeed, special mention must be given to Pat Carroll and his team in Walsh Park, given such was the quality of the playing surface, with one spectator commenting that it resembled ‘more of a fairway from a championship winning golf course’ than that of a GAA ground! The first of the camogie finals to be played was the Roinn A decider between Gaelscoil Phort Láirge and the Ursuline Girls Primary School Waterford, with the Ursuline reaching the final having only been upgraded to the top division this year following last year’s victory in Roinn B. This was a very entertaining game with both sides creating many scoring chances throughout the game. But it was na cailíní from the Gaelscoil who came out victorious, scoring an impres-

sive 4-6 to the Ursuline’s 2-0, as the cheers and tears began on the different sides of the result. Next up, was the Roinn B decider between Kill NS and Portlaw NS. This match was a balanced affair to begin with, as both teams notched up some excellent scores in the opening half, giving a half-time score of Kill 1-2; Portlaw 0-4. With only a point separating the teams as the referee threw in the sliotar for the second half, a volume of noise could be heard from the stand, with Portlaw in particular bringing a couple of bus loads of supporters! However, it was Kill who were the stronger of the two teams in the second half regardless of their outnumbered supporters as they outscored the Portlaw girls by 1-6 to 1-1 to give a final score of Kill NS; 2-8 Portlaw 1-5. A most enjoyable game of hurling though, for both spectator and player it has to be said. The final game of the camogie finals involved two of our county’s smaller schools as Newtown/Ballydurn faced

Clonea in the Roinn C dual. Similar to the previous matches the opening half of this encounter saw two evenly matched teams do battle for the silverware, leading to a half-time score of 1-2 to 1-0 in Newtown/Ballydurn’s favour. Things did not go to plan for Clonea in the second half as they struggled to cope with some outstanding play from Newtown/Ballydurn, and the second half became a largely one-sided affair from a scoring perspective. Final scores Newtown/Ballydurn 3-5; Clonea 1-0. There were some fantastic cheers to be heard as the winning team mounted the steps in Walsh Park to claim the all important winner’s trophy. A big thank you must be given to all those who helped out on the day to make the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Finals a success, Pat Carroll and his team in Walsh Park, Noel O’Sullivan and his umpires for officiating the matches, the committee of Eastern Phort Lairge Cumann na mBunscol and to the pupils, schools, teachers and parents of all those involved on the day.

WATERFORD star Jake Dillon lined out to launch the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship in Thurles last week. Waterford face Cork in the Munster semi-final on Thursday, July 17th at Walsh Park. Bord Gáis Energy also revealed its full team of ambassadors for 2014. As well as Jake Dillon the line-up includes: Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin (Clare), Alan Cadogan (Cork) Jason Forde (Tipperary), Johnny Glynn (Galway), Jack Guiney (Wexford), Dan Morrissey (Limerick), Kevin Kelly (Kilkenny), and Cian O’Callaghan (Dublin). TG4 will broadcast nine games over the course of the 2014 Championship and similar to last season, fans can nominate their Man of the Match using the #LaochBGE hashtag during the live match broadcasts. The Bord Gáis Energy Team of the Year Awards programme is set to return in October following its successful introduction last season. Nominations and winners will be selected by Bord Gáis Energy Sports Ambassador Ger Cunningham, Micheál Ó Domhnaill of TG4 and Galway’s former U-21 AllIreland winner Joe Canning. Speaking ahead of the launch Uachtarán Chumann

Lúthchleas Gael, Liam O Neill said: "The onset of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 All-Ireland Championship signals the start of Summer for many hurling followers and I look forward to the roll out of the competition in conjunction with sponsors Bord Gáis Energy, for the sixth consecutive year. Sponsorship & Brand Manager at Bord Gáis Energy Irene Gowing commented, “We are proud to sponsor this exceptional competition for the sixth year and are really excited to get the games underway. “In 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club customers will once again have the chance to become part of the action as they get the opportunity to present Man of the Match awards live on TV, carry the Cross of Cashel trophy onto the pitch on All-Ireland final day and win match tickets and VIP trips to the All-Ireland Final and the Team of the Year Awards in October. “This year we are also introducing a new microsite. will be the hub for all things to do with the championship including news, fixtures and latest results. Fans will also be able to see the Bord Gáis Energy Ambassadors’ exclusive video blogs which give a unique insight into the commitment, training and prepa-

ration of players at this elite level”. Ger Cunningham, Sports Ambassador at Bord Gáis Energy added, “The U-21 Championship never fails to deliver in terms of excitement and drama. Who can forget the exceptional moments of last season as Wexford came out on top in Leinster, Antrim shocked us all to reach a first ever AllIreland final at this level and ultimately Clare rounded off a terrific year for the Banner County by taking home the Cross of Cashel trophy. “It’s a hugely exciting time for all involved and we wish the players, managers, selectors, back room teams, county boards and supporters every success over the coming months”. BORD GÁIS ENERGY GAA HURLING U-21 FIXTURES Bord Gáis Energy Munster Hurling U-21 Championship: Quarter Final: 1. Clare v Limerick 4 June, 2014 Gaelic Ground (LIVE TG4). Semi Finals: 2. 1 v Tipperary 16 July, 2014 Cusack Park or Gaelic Grounds (LIVE TG4). 3. Cork v Waterford 17 July, 2014 Walsh Park, Waterford (LIVE TG4) Munster Final: 2 v 3 30 July 2014 TBC (LIVE TG4).

Another great summer expected at Waterford Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps LOOKING for a fun filled week of activities this July & August? Well look no further than the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps that will be taking place in 37 GAA Clubs throughout the county this Summer. With over 82,000 to take part in the camps nationally the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are the biggest camps in the country. Here in Waterford we are expecting over 2,400 children to attend the camps. This is the third year of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps sponsorship and the experience has been extremely positive for all

involved. Kellogg’s carried out some consumer research prior to this launch, which revealed that 73% of Irish families impressively devote more than ten hours per month to GAA sports – further proof that Gaelic games are an incredibly important part of Irish society. The camps are open to all boys and girls aged 6-13 and take place Monday-Friday 10am-2.30pm. Children born in 2008 who will be 6 in 2014 are welcome to attend if they wish. There will be Hurling/Camogie, Gaelic Football/Ladies Football &

Rounders at all 37 camps and many camps will have Handball also. Skills coaching, fun games, competitions & county player visits are just some of the highlights of each week. NEW FOR 2014 COUNTY COLOURED BAGS This year we have a few new departures which will add to the excitement. Everyone who attends the camp will now receive a County coloured bag so they can proudly display the county colours. Children will also receive the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp kit. All chil-

dren in Waterford attending the camps will receive a white/blue bag which no doubt will prove popular. COUNTY PLAYERS & AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME We are delighted to announce Jake Dillon as the Ambassador for the Waterford Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2014. Jake will visit each camp for 2 hours and engage in some coaching, skills tests with the boys and girls along with the usual signing of jerseys, hurleys, helmets etc!! Along with Jake we have great support from

the County Senior Footballers, Camogie and Ladies Football teams and we will have some county players working as staff on the camps. HOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE CÚL CAMPS Booking is available online at or application forms can be got in all GAA clubs and all primary schools. Cost of camps is €55 for 1 child, €100 for 2 children & €40 for 3rd and subsequent children from same family. All children receive a Cul Camp kit & Rucksack. Discounts are

available for children wishing to attend a 2nd camp. In conjunction with Waterford Area Partnership we are able to provide SNA's to children who require them in the camps in Waterford City. All coaches on the camps are qualified GAA Coaches, are GAA Garda Vetted & have completed Child Welfare in Sport workshops. We will have a number of county players, male and female, on the coaching staff along with the visiting intercounty players. We will be working with Waterford Ladies Football &

Camogie County Boards to promote the camps across the county. Application forms have been distributed to clubs and schools in the county and can be downloaded from All in all a busy Summer to look forward to in the next few months and hopefully the sun will be shining in the Deise in July and August. For a full list of dates go to, contact your local club coordinator or county coordinator Eoin Breathnach at

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Gaelic Jottings Ardmore wins U-21 Title THERE was joy for Ardmore U-21 footballers at Dunhill on Wednesday evening last when they lifted the (B) county title. They recorded a 2-14 to 3-7 win over St. Mary’s in an excellent final where the quality of football was of a very high standard. It was the Eastern champions who led at half-time by 3-4 to 1-9. Ardmore had a dream start scoring 1-1 in the opening minute before Mary’s struck for goals in the 3rd, 19th and 23rd minutes. The sides were on parity with 3 minutes left to play before Ardmore scored 1-1 in the closing stages to snatch victory. A minute’s silence was observed before the commencement of the game in memory of Joe O’Brien, Chairman of the Ardmore Club, who was called to his eternal reward the previous weekend.

Poc Fada THE annual County finals of the adult and U-16 Poc Fada will this year take place on Friday, June 20th. The venue will be Mahon Falls with a course for both categories. Further details can be had from the County Board co-ordinator Sean Michael O’Regan or your club secretary.

On injured list WE wish a speedy recovery from injury to Ger O’Donovan (Geraldines) who is ruled out of action with an ankle ligament injury and to Wayne Power (Ballyduff) who suffered a broken ankle in a recent club game. We hope to see both players back on duty for their clubs in the near future.

Christy Ring Cup KERRY and Kildare will contest the Christy Ring Cup Final in Croke Park on Saturday evening next. The Kingdom had a 3-20 to 1-18 win over Mayo in Castlebar on Saturday last. Kildare booked their place in the final with a win over Meath in Trim on a 1-18 to 0-13 scoreline. Meanwhile, last year’s champions Down boosted their chances of preserving their Christy Ring Cup status for next season with a 5-24 to 2-15 route of Armagh. The Mourne men will now play the 2014 Nicky Rackard Cup winners either Tyrone or Fingal to determine who will play in the Christy Ring Cup for 2015.

Leinster SHC WEXFORD and Galway advanced to the semi-final of the Leinster Senior hurling championship with victories over Antrim and Laois in Portlaoise on Sunday last. The Tribesmen despite scoring 1-3 early on were put to the pin of their collar to see off the Laois challenge. The home side had a strong wind advantage in the opening half and led by 0-17 to 1-8 at the break. Laois were down 7 players from last year and included three winners in their starting XV. Galway used the wind in the second half to reduce the deficit and they went on to win by 1-22 to 0-23. They had to defend a 20 metre free in injury time but they held firm and advanced to the semis. Laois were playing their fifth championship match in as many weeks but it was refreshening to hear their manager Seamus Plunkett on ‘The Sunday Game’ reflecting on the disappointment of losing rather than complaining at the number of games they had to play. Wexford had an easy 5-19 to 0-21 win over Antrim scoring three goals in the opening eleven minutes. The semi-final pairings are: Dublin v. Wexford and Galway playing the winners of Kilkenny and Offaly who play on Saturday evening next.

Late Mrs. Kitty Nealon IT is with great regret that we learned of the death of Mrs. Kitty Nealon of Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Kitty was wife of former Munster Council Secretary and Tipperary hurler and selector, Donie Nealon, and mother of Munster Council employee, Nuala Nealon. We extend our deepest sympathy to Donie, Nuala and all of the Nealon family at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.

SH Replay on Sunday

Football match between Tipperary and Wexford Senior Footballers at the Gold Coast Sports pitch on Saturday 24th May, 2014. The Wexford team had a three day training session at the Gold Coast over the weekend.

WATERFORD and Cork senior hurlers will try conclusions again on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium in a bid to resolve this Munster semi-final. The sides played out a 1-21 apiece draw at the same venue two weeks ago in a game Waterford probably should have won. The Deise side held a nine point advantage 47 minutes into that game but did not build on that lead. Waterford

will be without midfielder Eddie Barrett for Sunday after he suffered a serious knee injury in the drawn game after only twenty two minutes the last day. On the plus side Shane O’Sullivan is available for selection this time around as is Stephen Molumphy who has recovered from a ham-string injury. The Waterford debutantes Tadgh de Burca, Colin Dunford, Austin Gleeson and Barry Coughlan justified the faith team manager Derek McGrath and his co-selectors had in them. Waterford will have learned from the drawn game but replays can take on a life of their own. The drawn game saw forty four scores recorded, there is no guarantee that Sunday’s game will be as free flowing. Waterford will have been disappointed not to have finished the job the last day and they hope to do that on Sunday. We wish the players and team management the best of luck on Sunday. Clare await the winners in the Munster semi-final on Sunday week.

Sky Debut SKY Sports will broadcast their first live championship GAA game on Saturday evening next when their cameras will be at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. It will be a historic first for the GAA itself as it will be the first live broadcast by a TV company outside of Ireland. The occasion will be the Leinster quarter-final between Kilkenny and Offaly with the Cats firm favourites to advance to a semi-final meeting with Galway. The Kilkenny city venue suffered structural damage during the storm earlier in the year. The roof on one of the stands was damaged and has since been removed. It is believed that Sky will locate their cameras in that stand so as to avoid the uncovered steel structure being shown on TV. A new era of GAA sports coverage will begin on Saturday night.

Munster SFC WATERFORD senior footballers make the trip to Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening to take on the Banner in the quarter-final of the Munster championship. This is a difficult assignment for the Deise side as they take on a Clare side that had a 3-10 to 1-9 win over the Deise in the National League at Fraher Field. Both sides will probably show some changes from the teams that met in the league. Shane Briggs will captain Waterford and Stephen Enright, Brian Wall, Shane Ahearne, Liam O Lionain, Conor Phelan, Maurice O’Gorman and Wayne Hutchinson should be included in the starting XV. We wish the players and team management the best of luck in their quest for a place in the Munster semi-final. On Saturday evening last, Tipperary proved too strong for Limerick running out winners on a 2-14 to 1-11 scoreline at the Gaelic Grounds. This was the Premier County’s first Munster championship win since 2003. Tipperary are building on their minor All-Ireland success in 2011 and a Munster U-21 title in 2010 and another provincial minor title in 2012. Tipperary now play Cork in the semi-final while Kerry await Waterford or Clare in the other semi.

Eddie Cunningham, Chairman Western GAA Board presents the Minor A Football Cup to the Brickey's Captain Conor Morrissey. The competition was kindly sponsored by the Park Hotel. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Billy Devine (Chairman County Bord na nOg) presenting the trophy for the Division 2 U14 Football County Championship Final, sponsored by Combined Waterford City Credit Unions to Gaultier captain Shane Kavanagh after his team’s win over Brickey Rangers. Included is Robert Grace (representing Combined Waterford City Credit Unions, sponsors). [Rory Wyley]

Scór an Seachtaine STEPHEN Cliffe’s point for Abbeyside in the 21st minute of their Western Intermediate Championship game at the Fraher Field last Sunday afternoon.

Eastern Board Result INTERMEDIATE Hurling Championship: Butlerstown 0-14; St. Mollerans 1-11. Ballygunner 0-26; Dunhill 3-13. Clonea 1-20; Mt. Sion 2-17. Erins Own 3-20; Tramore 2-9. Portlaw 3-12; De La Salle 2-11. Premier JHC: Ballyduff Lower 2-20; Bonmahon 3-5. Fenor 2-20; St. Pauls 0-4. Junior (A) HC: Roanmore 0-21; Ballygunner 1-9. Clonea 1-27; De La Salle 1-13. Passage 1-15; Mt. Sion 0-16.

Sympathy THE Observer extends its sincere sympathy to the Hamilton family, Boreenatra, Dungarvan on the death of their father Johnny Hamilton. Johnny’s late wife Philomena and his sons Georgie and Tony were very much involved in the local Dungarvan Club over the years. Sincere sympathy is extended to wife Rita; sons Michael and Liam; daughters Mairead, Marie, Angela, Carmel, Noelle and Martha; brother John; sisters Sr. Angela, Sr. Mary, Sr. Martha and Catherine; grandchildren, daughtersin-law, sons-in-law, along with a large circle of relatives and friends of Jim Leamy, Ahaun, Ballyduff. His grandson Cian was a member of the Waterford All-Ireland winning minor hurling team last year, while his son Michael was goalkeeper on the Ballyduff team for a number of years. May he rest in peace.



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Hard fought win for Brickeys WESTERN JHC (INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED) GROUP 2 Brickey Rangers ........ 2-12; Colligan ...........................1-9. BRICKEY Rangers recorded their second successive win in the Western Junior hurling (Intermediate Attached) Championship following a hard earned victory over a gallant Colligan outfit at a sunny Abbeyside venue on Saturday evening last. Last year’s Western finalists were out of the blocks quick and raced into a 0-4 to 0-0 lead after 13 minutes with points through Noah Whelan, Carthach Barry (twice) and a long range effort from Niall Collins. The game’s opening goal arrived just before the quarter hour mark as Carthach Barry netted from close range after James Cooney’s initial effort was well saved by Kenny

Walsh. Brickeys continued to dominate and Sam Keoghan (free) and Mark Shalloe added further points (1-6 to 0-0) after 22 minutes. Colligan opened their account with a goal on 24 minutes, Pa McGrath’s ball in was well flicked to the net by Maurice Butler. Pa McGrath added a pointed free on 28 minutes to further reduce the deficit. Brickeys responded with a James Cooney point before Colligan had the final two scores of the half; Stephen McGrath and Pa McGrath (free) were on target for the Rockies to leave it 1-7 to 1-3 at half-time. Colligan were first to score in the second period, a quick fire point from the impressive Tom Kiely making it 1-7 to 1-4. The crucial score of this well contested encounter

came on 36 when Brickey’s were awarded a penalty following a foul on Conor Walsh which Sam Keoghan buried to the net to put them six points clear. Carthach Barry and the hard working Mark Shalloe added further points to enhance Brickey’s advantage (2-9 to 1-4 on 45 minutes). Colligan kept battling away and were rewarded with three points on the trot courtesy of a Tom Kiely brace and a Maurice Butler effort. Carthach Barry who covered an amount of ground for Brickey’s slotted over two long range frees on 56 and 58 minutes to extend the lead. Niall Browne and Noah Whelan exchanged points before Pa McGrath had the final score of the game on 62 minutes, in the end a deserved win for Brickeys who were made fight all the

way by a determined Colligan side who showed much improvement from their opening round defeat to Abbeyside. Brickey Rangers: Cian O’Halloran, Joe Grant, Darren Cooney, Ian Walsh, Ray Landers, Sam Keoghan, Darragh O’Grady, Diarmuid Tobin, Mark Shalloe, Tadhg Tobin, Olan Casey, Niall Collins, Noah Whelan, James Cooney. Carthach Barry. Subs: Conor Walsh for N. Whelan. Colligan: Kenny Walsh, John Nick Dunford, Stephen Ryan, John Flynn, Johnny Kiely, Brian Flynn, Bryan Fraher, Stephen McGrath (0-1), Benny Hickey, Sean Browne, Tom Kiely (0-3), Pa McGrath (0-3), Michael Ryan, Maurice Butler (1-1), Tomás Flynn. Subs: Niall Browne (0-1) for M. Ryan, Eddie McGrath for John Dunford, John Walsh for T. Flynn. Referee: Donal O’ Murchadha (An Rinn).

Rathgormack continues good League form PHELAN CUP/COUNTY LEAGUE Rathgormack ……….. 2-14; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-12. FOLLOWING wins over Gaultier and Nire, Rathgormack came away from Clashmore last Wednesday evening with another brace of points in this year’s combined Phelan Cup and County Senior Football League competitions. A goal in each half by Paul

Drohan and Jamie Kirwan respectively and 0-8 from the boot of under 21 player Jason Curry were the key scores for the Eastern team against a gallant Clashmore side who put up a good performance here. The visitors led at half-time by 1-5 to 0-6 with Paul O’Connor and Mark Nugent scoring 0-2 each for the home team and Alan Seward and John Prendergast kick-

ing their other scores. Rathgormack’s second half goal was crucial in deciding this game also aided by their final 0-2 via Paudie Whelan and sub Ronan Crotty. Mark Nugent scored Clashmore’s second half goal and Paul O’ Connor kicked 0-6 in total. Rathgormack: Eamonn Cahill; Ger Kirwan, Tony Power, Michael Crotty; Ciaran Fogarty, Padraig Larkin, David Connolly 0-1; Jamie Kirwan 1-0, Jason Curry 0-8; Liam

Mulligan, Liam Walsh (B) 0-1, Ronan Crotty 0-2, Stephen Kirwan; Paudie Whelan 0-1, Paul Drohan 1-1. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg: Declan Hickey; Mark McGrath, Ed. Beresford, Donal O’Connor; Sean Bourke, Gavin Dower, Alan McCarthy; Darren Foley, James O’Leary; Paudie O’Rourke 0-1, Noel Smyth, Paul O’ Connor 0-6; Mark Nugent 1-2, John Prendergast 0-1, Alan Seward 0-2. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

Mary Leamy-Power presenting the trophy for the U-14 Division 3 Football County Championship to Stradbally captain Dylan Whelan after his team’s win over Ferrybank in the Final at Walsh Park. [Rory Wyley]

Four points win for Fourmilewater THE LOCAL BAR JHC (SENIOR ATTACHED) Fourmilewater ............ 2-14; Tallow ........................... 1-13. At Cappoquin on Friday evening, goals from Michael O’Grady and Mark O’Connell, one in each half set up Fourmileater for their second win of the campaign. The sides were on parity at the break at 1-5 apiece after Craig Guiry opened the scoring in the 7th minute after Tallow had three early wides. The Tallow goal came from Matthew Schiebetreiti in the 12th minute to see his side lead by 1-2 to 0-2. The Fourmilewater goal came from Michael O’Grady in the 18th minute after good work by Mark O’Connell. SECOND HALF The sides were still deadlocked at the three quarter stage, 1-9 each after the

unerring Ryan Grey had a hat-trick of points for Tallow while Craig Guiry, J. P. Fitzgerald and a brace from Gearoid Hearne were on target for the winners. Mark O’Connell had the winners second goal early in the closing quarter but Tallow had three Grey points to tie up the game again. Fourmilewater finished the stronger with points from Fitzgerald, Hearne, Craig Guiry, Eamonn Wall and Stephen Ryan, while Tallow had only one in reply. This game had some great scores recorded particularly by Tallow’s Ryan Grey. Team and scorers: Fourmilewater: K. Brazil; Sean Ryan, J. O’Gorman, A. McCarthy; O. O’Gorman, S. McGrath, C. Mulcahy; J. P. Fitzgerald (0-3), E. Wall (0-1); Stephen Ryan (0-1), C. Guiry (0-5), G. Hearne (0-3); K. Guiry, M. O’Connell (1-1), M.

O’Grady (1-0. Sub: P. Meehan for O’Connell. Tallow: D. Tobin; W. McDonnell, T. McSweeney, W. Hogan; J. Neville, B. Henley, S. McCarthy; N. Condon, S. Pratt; K. Henley, B. McCarthy (0-1), R. Grey (0-11), M. Schiebetreiti (1-1), J. Power, A. Pratt. Sub: J. O’Donoghue for S. McCarthy. Referee: S. Reddy (Modeligo).

WALK-OVER Lismore received a walkover from Ardmore in a game that was due to be played in Tallow on Friday evening last. THE LOCAL BAR JHC LEAGUE TABLE SENIOR ATTACHED P W D L Pts. Ballyduff 3 3 0 0 6 Dungarvan 3 2 0 1 4 F/milewater 3 2 0 1 4 Tallow 3 1 0 2 2 Lismore 3 1 0 2 2 Ardmore 3 0 0 3 0

Kilgobinet wins again

Pictured with Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael Liam O’Neill at his vist to Kirwan Park were Back Row- Aiden Fitzpatrick (Committee Member), Tom Cunningham (County Chairman), Brendan Tobin (Club Committee & Munster GAA Delegate), Mike Murray (Club Chairman), Mush Keane (Club PRO) & JP Fitzpatrick (Club Secretary). Front Row - Aine O'Neill, Liam O'Neill, Piery Butler (Club President) and Sinead Condon (Club Treasurer). Also pictured are the famed Liam McCarthy & Sam Maguire Cups.

Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s GAA Club

Great night had in Touraneena Community Centre THE club would like to thank everyone who came along to Touraneena Community Centre on Saturday evening last as we paid tribute to our double county final champions from 25 years ago. We were honoured to have in attendance Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael Liam O’Neill along with his wife Aine. The evening started when Liam O’Neill joined the executive committee of the club in Kirwan Park for a beautiful dinner. We would like to sincerely thank Marie McDonald and Mary Tobin for their fantastic work in preparing and serving the meal. Also, another word of thanks to Marie for having Kirwan Park in its usual prestige condition. After this, a large crowd gathered in St. Mary’s Church where Fr. Connie celebrated

mass for past & present players of Sliabh gCua GAA Club. It was appreciated that so many ex players attended mass ahead of the main function. The children of St. Mary’s National School marched the team towards the community centre playing some beautiful irish music, being lead by Donagh Condon & Ava Mai Tobin carrying the club colours. JP Fitzpatrick was our master of ceremonies for the night along with Paul Ahearne for extra interviewing. President, Liam O’Neill presented each player with a honourable scroll in what was a remarkable night. Also in attendance on the night were County Chairman Tom Cunningham, Western Chairman Eddie Cunningham along with Waterford delegates

Pat Grant, Emer Barry and former Chairman Eamonn Murphy. To each of you, we extend our extreme gratitude for your attendance. During the interviews by JP & Paul, players described their memories of ’89. Many spoke of John Dalton’s dominance at full back, the speed of a young Kieran Hallahan, the skill of James Butler, the (non existing) training exploits of John Fitz but it was the skill and ability of the marvellous Kieran Power that was expressed the most. Kieran was undoubtedly, the greatest player ever to put on the Sliabh gCua shirt and we were delighted to have his presence back within the club. Overall, we would just like to thank everyone who supported the night along with anyone who helped out in anyway.

LOCAL BAR JUNIOR HURLING INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED Kilgobinet ……………2-17; Ballinameela …………..0-8 KILGOBINET followed up their first Round victory over Ballysaggart with another good win last weekend against Ballinameela. Two first half goals by Tomas O’Brien and Johnny Falconer helped the winners to a 2-12 to 0-3 half-time lead with Paul Walsh, Tomas Fahey and Johnny Murphy all raising white flags.

The second half was a more even affair with the sides being level at 0-5 each but the winners first half display deservingly saw them carry the day. Ballinameela’s scorers were Caiman Radley 0-4, Micheal Culloo 0-3 and Aidan Browne 0-1. Kilgobinet will face sterner opposition in this year’s championship but it’s good to see the local club on their winning ways this season. Kilgobinet: James Fennell; Fergus Power, Martin Curran, Mark Dunford; J. J. Fitzgerald, Paudie Fahey, Eoin Dunford;

Tomas Fahey 0-3, Johnny Murphy 0-3; Stephen Coffey 0-1, Tomas O’Brien 1-3, Paul Walsh 04; Tommy Cullinane, John Falconer 1-3, Donal O’Mahoney. Subs: Nick Dwane, Brian Dunford, John Hallinan, John Moloney. Ballinameela: Benny Fitzgerald; Shane McGovern, Christy Troy, Joe Shine; John Fletcher, Robbie McCarthy, Jason McGrath; James Fletcher, Lorcan Looby; Shane Flavin, Deckie O’Brien, Micheal Culloo 0-3; Caiman Radley 0-4, Aidan Browne 0-1, Terry McCarthy. Sub: Kieran Lynch. Referee: Timmy Organ (Abbeyside).




Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


County minors shine for Cappoquin COMERAGH OIL INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Cappoquin …………..4-19; Abbeyside …………...1-10. AS expected, perennial Western Intermediate Hurling Championship favourites Cappoquin proved too strong for a gallant second string Abbeyside fifteen at the Fraher Field last Sunday afternoon. The Cornerstone club has been knocking on the door of this title in recent years and the addition this season of two young County Minor hurlers Andy Molumphy and Aaron O’Sullivan to their armoury will add to their chances of finally realising their winning ambitions this year. Both players shone in this game last Sunday and between them they scored 2-9 of their side’s total, 1-5 by O’Sullivan and 1-4 from Molumphy. In addition Shane O’Rourke contributed 0-7 (2f) and Killian O’Sullivan and Fionan Murray added one goal each. It wasn’t a flawless performance by the winners though and when Abbeyside moved up a gear after the first ten minutes, they matched their opponents in general

play and on the scoreboard. The Villagers possessed one of the best players on the field in Stephen Cliffe and his 21st minute point was the score of the match. A hamstring injury to the experienced Laurence Hurney at the end of the first quarter was a blow to Abbeyside while his replacement Evan Collins made a welcome return to the playing fields after a year’s absence due to a cruciate ligament tear. The game started at pace from a Cappoquin perspective and they led by 0-6 to 00 by the seventh minute courtesy of scores by Shane O’Rourke (2), Andy Molumphy, Aaron O’Sullivan. Fionan Murray and Paudie Landers. Laurence Hurney opened Abbeyside’s account in the 11th minute added to by a Richie Ryan score as the winners goalie Darren Curran made a good save from a Stephen Cliffe effort. Killian O’Sullivan provided the sliotar for younger brother Aaron for the game’s first goal in the 17th minute (1-6 to 0-2) but Stephen Cliffe scored the next 0-4 (3f) in a four minute period to narrow the gap considerably. There was no further scoring until the 30th

minute when a Shane O’Rourke pointed free gave the winners a 0-4 cushion at half-time 1-7 to 0-6. Wind assisted and with Aaoron O’Sullivan and Andy Molomphy outstanding, Cappoquin won the second half by 3-12 to 1-4. The winners took over in every department and they were rewarded with goals by Killian O’Sullivan (33rd minute), Fionan Murray at the end of the third quarter and Andy Molumphy with the last puck of the game. Shane O’Rourke again showed his value to his team on the scoreboard with a further 0-4 to his credit as his team ran out clear winners, thus maintaining their winning start to this year’s championship. Abbeyside are the only club in the Western Division with their second team competing in the Intermediate championship and the only club with a side in all three adult grades. Teams like Cappoquin are going to be too strong for them in the Intermediate Grade but they are still capable of maintaining their status this year and the experience of competing at this level will benefit their up and coming young

players. Cappoquin’s Top Three: Andy Molumphy, Aaron O’Sullivan, Shane O’Rourke. Abbeyside’s Top Three: Stephen Cliffe, Gavin Breen, Richie Ryan. Observer’s Man of the Match: Andy Molumphy. Number of Scorers: Cappoquin 7. Abbeyside 4. Scores from Play: Cappoquin 4-17. Abbeyside 1-5. Frees For: Cappoquin 8. Abbeyside 6 Wides: Cappoquin11. Abbeyside 11. Score of the Match: Stephen Cliffe’s 21st minute point from play. Cappoquin: Darren Curran; Kevin Looby, Colm Looby, Pat Morrissey; Tim Looby, Paul Murray, Keith Landers 0-1; Conor Murray, Andy Molumphy 1-4; Shane O’Rourke 0-7 (2f), Fionan Murray 1-1, Paudie Landers 0-1; Aaron O’Sullivan 1-5, Killian O’Sullivan 1-0, Colin Landers. Subs: P. J. Curran (35). Abbeyside: Laurence Power; Stephen O’Connor, Gavin Breen, Liam Beresford; Eoin Bergin, Patrick Lynch, Colm Kindregan; Jack Duggan, Eoin Enright 0-1; Richie Ryan 0-3 (2f), Laurence Hurney 0-1, Stephen Cliffe 1-5 (4f); Diarmuid Henley, Conor Prunty, John Elsted. Subs: Evan Collins (15), Barry Henley (46). Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).

Modeligo maintains unbeaten run LOCAL BAR JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Modeligo ……………0-21; Geraldines ……………0-11 PLAYED at the Fraher Field last Sunday afternoon, this was always going to be a difficult game for the Geraldines as they started without a number of key players, including the long termed injured Ger O’Donovan who has been his team’s key scorer in recent years. Without being over impressive, Modeligo claimed the two championship points and go top of the table with two games played. After an even first half, Pa Kearney’s men pulled clear and won the second period by 0-11 to 0-3. There are many good free takers in the West and up there with the best of them is Modeligo’s Pa Walsh who punished Geraldine’s indiscretions ten times over the hour and he is a vital cog in his team’s title winning ambitions this year. It’s always good to see a player return from a serious injury and Modeligo’s Sean O’Donovan, following his cruciate ligament tear, lined out at half back on a team that also included older

brother Pa and younger brother Nicky. Geraldines have yet to register a win after two outings and their remaining games against Colligan and St. Mary’s are vital ones for them if they are to remain in the championship. On the plus side, the Gers have found a good goalie in Eric Kenifick and in a Man of the Match performance, he was the reason Modeligo didn’t raise any green flags over the hour with three top grade saves to his credit. At the end of the first Quarter with the teams level at 0-5 each, the Geraldines custodian, denied both Pa Donovan and Tom Devine to keep his team in the match at this stage. The teams were level four times in all in the first half before two late Pa Walsh frees gave Modeligo a deserving 0-10 to 0-8 interval lead. Steven Kenefick, who did well overall from placed balls pointed four first half frees for Geraldines and other contributions came from Steven Hally, Ray Connery, whose booted effort could have just as easily gone under the bar, Matty O’Brien and Eamonn Mernin. Pa Walsh’s four first have

pointed frees for Modeligo were supplemented by scores from the influential Pa Donovan (3), Thomas Walsh (2) and Tom Devine (1). Geraldines introduced Pat O’Donovan and exam tied Aidan Dwyer for the second half and this added some potency to their attack. Steven Kennefick (f) opened the scoring but with the wind now at their backs Modeligo gradually pulled clear from their opponents. Pa Walsh was unerring from frees and Pa Donovan, Michael Troy and Thomas Walsh all worked the scoreboard. Geraldines were confined to 0-2 from Aidan Dwyer and Ray Connery as Modeligo ran out deserving 0-10 winners. This game was refereed by Tommy O’Sullivan, who, in his mid fifties lined out the previous evening for Cappoquin’s Junior Hurling team both in goal and out the field. In doing so this leading knight of the whistle was bridging a 40 year gap as he captained his club to the AllIreland ‘A’ Feile Na Gael Final in Limerick in 1974. Modeligo’s Top Three: Pa O’Donovan, Pa Walsh, Thomas Walsh.

Geraldines Top Three: Eric Kenefick, Stevie Hally, Ray Connery. Observer’s Man of the Match: Eric Kenefic. Number of Scorers: Modeligo 5. Geraldines 6. Scores from Play: Modeligo 0-11. Geraldines 07. Frees For: Modeligo 16. Geraldines 14. Wides: Modeligo 6 Geraldines 4. Score of the Match: Pa O’Donovan’s 59th minute point. Modeligo: Brian McCarthy; Robbie Buckley, Jamie Troy, Paudie McCarthy; Sean O’Donovan, Pat Fitzgerald. Shane Troy; Thomas Walsh 0-3, Tom Devine 0-1; Pa Walsh 0-11 (10f), Kieran McCarthy, Nicky O’Donovan; Michael Troy 0-1, Pa O’Donovan 0-5, Rian Reddy. Sub: Tom Cashman (55). Geraldines: Eric Kenefick; Danny O’Keeffe, Jamie Landers, Johnny Healy; James Casey, Brendan Dwyer, Steven Fitzgerald; Matty O’Brien 0-1, Stevie Hally 0-1; Eamonn Mernin 0-1, Vinny O’Brien, Stevie Keane; Ray Connery 0-2, Jerome Maher, Steven Kenefic 0-5 (4f). Subs: Pat O’Donovan and Aidan Dwyer 0-1, (both half time), John Corkery (50). Referee: Tommy O’Sullivan (Cappoquin).

Western GAA Results Comeragh Oil Intermediate Hurling Cappoquin 4-20; Abbeyside 1-10 Local Bar junior Hurling Premier Modeligo 0-21; Geraldines 0-11 Local Bar Junior Hurling Senior

Attached: Ballyduff 3-15; Dungarvan 1-15 Fourmilewater 2-14; Tallow 1-13 Lismore W/o Ardmore Scr Local bar Junior Hurling Intermediate Attached:

Kilgobinet 2-17; Ballinameela 0-8 Brickey Rangers 2-12; Colligan 1-9 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg Cappoquin 0-6


Vera Cannell (Secretary County Bord na nOg) presenting the trophy for the U-14 Division 1 Football County Championship sponsored by Combined Waterford City Credit Unions to Ballinacourty captain Ben Flynn after his team’s win over De La Salle in the Final. Included is Billy Devine (Chairman County Bord na nOg). [Rory Wyley]

Ballyduff tops championship table JUNIOR HURLING HURLING SENIOR ATTACHED Ballyduff ……………..3-15; Dungarvan ……………1-15. BALLYDUFF are the only unbeaten team in this year’s Junior Hurling Senior Attached Championship following their deserved 2-0 win over Dungarvan in a splendid looking Bushy Park last Friday evening. Two goals by full forward Ed Molumphy, a third by Colin Keane, 0-7 by sixteen year old Andrew Casey and two magnificent saves by goalie Eoin Scanlon were the key to the Reds win here against a youthful Dungarvan side who competed well throughout the hour. The teams were level at 0-5 each when Ed Molomphy struck for his first goal while Eoin Scanlon’s fine save from a Gavin Power effort and Molomphy’s second goal on the stroke half time sent his

side in at the break leading by 2-5 to 0-7. There’s a line of thought that whoever scores the first point in the second half wins the game and so it proved here as Andrew Casey fired over his fourth pointed free immediately on the restart. A Rian Crotty 1-2 by the 40th minute brought Dungarvan level at 2-6 to 1-9 but Colin Keane goaled immediately to keep the initiative with the winners. Ballyduff won the remainder of the game by 0-9 to 0-6 with good scores by Andrew Casey (3), Martin Feeney (2), Colm Horgan, Colin Keane, Ed Molomphy and Kenneth Geary while Eoin Scanlon made as good a save as we will see in Bushy Park this year from Trevor Crotty when the score stood at 3-9 to 1-11. Dungarvan’s remaining second half scores came from Eamonn Ryan, Graham Nagle, Ian Sheehan and Rian

Crotty (3) who ended the game with a total of 1-8 to his credit. Ballyduff’s remaining games are against Fourmilewater and Tallow while Dungarvan play Lismore and Ardmore. Ballyduff: Eoin Scanlon; Denis McDonagh, Aidan Feeney, Michael Ahern; Seamus Mills, Michael Drislane, Kenneth Geary 0-1; Sean Brackett 0-1, Tommy Feeney; Mark Dooling, Martin Feeney 0-3, Colm Horgan 0-1; Colin Keane 1-1, Ed Molomphy 21, Andrew Casey 0-7 (6f). Sub: Conor Hannon. Dungarvan: Craig Barry; Mark Power, Ger Cusack, Darragh Fitzgerald; Denis Kirwan, Graham Nagle 0-2 (1’65’), John Havens; Trevor Crotty 0-1, Eamonn Ryan 0-1; David Houlihan 0-1, Rian Crotty 1-8 (5f), Aidan Kirwan 0-1; Dane Power, Gavin Power, Paul Houlihan. Subs: Conor Donovan, Ian Sheehan 0-1, Michael Power, Sean Hyslop. Referee: Donal O Murchadha (An Rinn).

Scanlon’s goal decisive for Clashmore THE LOCAL BAR JHC (INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED) Clashmore/Kinsalebeg .1-10; Cappoquin ..................... 0-6. An early Donie Scanlon goal set up Clashmore for victory at Bushy Park on Saturday evening, their second win of the championship. The winners led by 1-7 to 0-1 at the break following points from Ronan Fitzgerald, Danny O’Brien (2), Shane Kenefick, Scanlon, Aiden Trihy and Dean O’Brien. Cappoquin’s opening half point came from a Paul Landers free in the 8th minute. SECOND HALF Cappoquin made the better start to the second half scoring 4 unanswered points in the third quarter with Landers, John Cunningham (free) and a brace from Mossy Noonan. Clashmore now led by 1-7 to 0-5. GOALKEEPER OUTFIELD Well known referee Tommy O’Sullivan was between the posts for Cappoquin and moved out-

field to full forward in the 45th minute. Clashmore steadied the ship with points from Dean O’Brien and Donie Scanlon (free) to restore a 7 point advantage. The closing 10 minutes saw only two scores recorded, a point apiece from Damien Murphy and Ronan Fitzgerald. Clashmore were the better team over the hour but were pushed all the way by Cappoquin in the second half. The winners were reduced to 14 players in the 55th minute. Scorers: Clashmore / Kinsalebeg: D. Scanlon 1-2, Dean O’Brien 0-2, Danny O’Brien 0-2, R. Fitzgerald 0-2, A. Trihy 0-1, S. Kenefick 0-1. Cappoquin: P. Landers 0-2, M. Noonan 0-2, J. Cunningham 0-1, D. Murphy 0-1, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: R. O’Sullivan; C. Lynch, D. Hickey, A. McCarthy; E. MacIomhair, P. Allen, E. Ledingham; D. Scanlon, A. Trihy; P. O’Riordan, R. Fitzgerald, Dean O’Brien; S. Kenefick, Donie O’Brien, R. Deady. Cappoquin: T. O’Sullivan; D. Murphy, S. McCarthy, K. Farrell; E. Mason, T. Mansfield, F. Keniry;

M. Noonan, A. Hogan; J. Cunningham, C. Denn, S. Povey; S. Fraher, P. Landers, M. McCarthy. Referee: J. M. Kelly (Shamrocks).

THE LOCAL BAR JHC INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED LEAGUE TABLE GROUP 1 P W D L Pts. Kilgobinet 2 2 0 0 4 B/Rangers 2 2 0 0 4 Abbeyside 1 1 0 0 2 Ballinameela 2 0 0 2 0 Colligan 2 0 0 2 0 Ballysaggart 1 0 0 1 0 GROUP 2 P W D L Pts. Glen Rovers 2 2 0 0 4 Clashmore 2 2 0 0 4 Cappoquin 2 1 0 1 2 Geraldines 2 0 0 2 0 An Rinn 1 0 0 1 0 Shamrocks 1 0 0 1 0 GAME OFF The An Rinn v. Shamrocks game due to be played at Ardmore on Saturday evening was called off due to the Gaeltacht club being involved in Comortas Peil na Gaeltachta.



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Waterford County Camogie …

Under 14 Munster Inter-County Blitz THE Waterford U-14 camogie squad travelled to Mallow on Saturday, 31st May to participate in the 'James Hurley' blitz. Waterford were placed in a section with Cork, Limerick and Dublin with their first match scheduled for a 10:30 throw-in. On the warmest day of the year so far this team travelled to Mallow with a weakened squad but all players had worked hard in the previous weeks preparing so team management were not too disheartened but knew that matches with 10 minutes aside left little room for error. The first match saw Waterford play Cork with the entire team contributing to a an excellent start by winning the match on a score of 1-02 to no score with the scores coming from Aishling Madigan (1-01) and Annie Fitzgerald (0-01). After this fine start we had a short break before meeting Dublin in an closely contested match with Dublin eventual winners of 1 point to no score and this score came from a free. Both teams worked extremely hard in competing for possession and moving the ball but time was against us players once the free went over the bar. Next up was Limerick and this match started brightly for us with us leading at the halfway point of 0-02 to 0-01

with Waterford being a bit unlucky not to be further ahead when a powerful shot from Aisling Madigan rebounded off the upright. The start of the second half saw Limerick score three unanswered points (2 fs) before Annie Fitzgerald scored our only score of the second half which meant another loss. The structure of the competition saw us play our next match against Kilkenny in the Plate semi-final and once again our players started well scoring 1-02 in the first half but Kilkenny scored 2-02. Our players competed well in the second half but could not narrow the gap with both teams scoring a further 1-01 in the second half (both of Waterford scores coming from hurley of Aoife Fleming) which meant that this finished Waterford's participation in the competition. These competitions give team management and the players themselves to see the standard that other counties are at and results form these matches shows that the Waterford players are well able to compete at this standard. The Waterford players were: Katie O'Keeffe, Keeley Corbett Barry, Aoife Hahessy, Aisling Madigan, Megan O'Connor, Alix Fitzgerald, Annie Fitzgerald, Shauna Fitzgerald, Emma Flynn,

Kate Lynch, Ciara O'Sullivan, Emma Norris, Leah Sheridan, Mary O'Brien, Aoife Fleming, Leah Barry, Muireann Cuddihy, Clara Griffin. U-14 CHAMPIONSHIP Many of the players involved in the U-14 Munster Inter-county blitz over the weekend were also involved with the Waterford U14 championship semi-finals. SECTION A The first of the U-14 'A' semi-finals was played in Dungarvan on Tuesday, 27th May between Dungarvan and De la Salle. When these two teams met earlier in the championship the two teams could not be separated and ended in a draw at the De La Salle Gracedieu grounds. The Dungarvan team had solid results through-out the campaign dropping points with their only loss to Gaultier and drawing against De La Salle while De la Salle needed a walkover in their final match to seal the semifinal place. This match was not to be a repeat of their earlier encounter and Dungarvan ran out winners to advance to the final which is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 7th June. The second semi-final between table topping Gaultier and St. Anne's is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, 3rd June.

SECTION B Lismore topped the table being unbeaten and were straight into the final. Tramore, Portlaw and Modeligo all finished on equal points. A draw was made between the three teams and Tramore were selected to advance to the semi-final while Modeligo and Portlaw were required to play-off to determine which team would face Tramore in the semifinal. This play-off occurred on Tuesday, 27th May and Portlaw were successful in the encounter and now proceed to the semi-final on Tuesday, 3rd June against Tramore. U-13 DEVELOPMENT TRIALS The first trial for the U-13 development squad occurred on Thursday, 29th May at Abbeyside grounds. It was inspiring to see over 60 girls participate in these trials from clubs right across the county. A second trial will be held this week and from the standard on show at the first date it will surely be difficult to select the squad but it is encouraging to see the interest among these players. BEST WISHES The Waterford County Board would like to wish all camogie players commencing the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations this week our very best wishes.

Peter Power, Tony Ryan and Pat Curran at the recent launch of the Ken McGrath Allstar Challenge Munster v Leinster on Friday, 27th June. [Noel Browne]

FORDE’S DAYBREAK FORECAST CORNER John Jackson’s (Ballyduff) Success Rate: 11 Forecasts. 9 Correct. 2 Incorrect. Success Rate: 81.8%. This Week’s Forecaster: Liam O’Donnell (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg. Munster Senior Hurling Championship (1 Game ) : Cork. Munster Senior Football Championship (1 Game): Clare. Munster Junior Football Championship ( 1 Game): Clare. Leinster Senior Football Championship (3 Games): Dublin, Longford, Kildare. Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (1 Game ): Kilkenny. Leinster Under 21 Hurling Championship (2 Games): Kilkenny, Carlow. Munster Under 21 Hurling Champion ship (1 Game): Clare. Nicky Rackard Hurling Final: Tyrone. Christy Ring Hurling Final: Kerry. Lory Meagher Hurling Final: Longford. To Date: 241 Forecasts. 153 Correct. 81 In correct. Drawn 7. Success Rate: 63.4%. Leading Forecaster: Aidan O’Connor (Dungarvan) 92.8%.

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Comeragh Oil IHC League Tables GROUP 1 P W D L Pts. Ballysaggart 2 1 1 0 3 Shamrocks 2 1 1 0 3 Stradbally 1 1 0 0 2 Clashmore 2 0 0 2 0 Ballinameela 1 0 0 1 0 GROUP 2 P W D L Pts. B/Rangers 2 2 0 0 4 Cappoquin 2 2 0 0 4 An Rinn 1 1 0 0 2 Abbeyside 2 0 0 2 0 Tourin 2 0 0 2 0 THE LOCAL BAR JHC (PREMIER) LEAGUE TABLE P W D L Pts. Modeligo 2 1 1 0 3 St. Mary’s 1 1 0 0 2 Colligan 1 0 1 0 1 Geraldines 2 0 0 2 0

Waterford Ladies Football Fundraiser 2014 WATERFORD ladies football are having a major fundraiser at Al Eile Stud, Kilgobinet on Saturday next, June 6th. First up will be an afternoon of fun for the kids from 3 pm to 6 pm with a BBQ, fun and games face painting and novelties. DJ Mad Hatter will provide the music and Maurice Butler Ice Cream will also attend. Admission is priced at €10 per car. On the same night a Barn Dance will be held from 8 till late. Music will be supplied by two of Waterford’s top bands Beachcombers from Tramore and Fuse from Waterford City. The Beachcombers are a three-piece band on the local music scene since July 2011. The band play an eclectic mix of songs that are all played in an electro-acoustic style. You can expect to hear songs from Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, U2, Paolo Nutini, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen etc. Fuse are Young, energetic, superprofessional and one of the most exciting party bands currently playing venues all over Ireland. Fuse are an all male 4-piece band based in Waterford, and cover a huge range of music from The Beatles to The Kinks, CCR, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, AC/DC, to name but a few. There will be full bar facilities on the night and a shuttle bus will depart from Grattan Square on the night also. Entrance fee which includes food is €20 per head. All in all a great night’s entertainment is promised.

Lismore Camogie Club in U-14B County Final U-14B COUNTY FINAL Best of luck to the girls in the U-14 B County Final on Saturday, June 7th. Look out on Facebook for fixtures. BEST WISHES Wishing all the Junior and Leaving Certificate the very best of luck in their exams.

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CASTLEHAVEN FOOTBALL GAA CLUB Castlehaven GAA Club is based in West Cork in the parish of Castlehaven and Myross, comprising of Castletownshend, Union Hall and Tragumna. The club’s colours are Blue and white hooped jersies and this year 2014, they will be seeking to win an unprecedented 3 in a row County Senior Football Titles. Major Honours Won: County Under 16: 2007, 2011. County Minor: 2013. County Under 21: 1981,1983, 1998, 2007, 2010. County Junior: 1976. County Intermediate: 1978. County Senior: 1994, 1989, 2003, 2012, 2013. Munster Senior: 1989,1994,1997. Famous Son Niall Cahalane: West Cork medals won with Castlehaven U-12, U-14, 2 x U-16, U-18, 5 x U-21A, 1 x U21B hurling championship. Cork County medals won with Castlehaven 1 x U-16, 2 x U-21, 3 X Senior, 3 x Kelleher Shield (County League). Munster medals won with Castlehaven

3 x Senior Munster Club Football Championship. Munster medals won with Cork 1 x U-18, 2 x U-21, 7 x Senior. All-Ireland medals won with Cork 1 x U18, 1 x U-21, 2 x Senior, 1 x National League. Awards 2 x All-Stars, 2 x B&I awards (player of the year). Represented Ireland twice in the Australian Compromise Rules series in 1986 and 1987. Others 1 x County Hurling League with Blackrock and 4 x New York Championships with Donegal New York. Most admired player? Larry Tompkins. Greatest influence? Padraig Burke and Castlehaven club from the late 60’s onwards. Greatest sporting moment/s? Captaining Castlehaven to Senior county success in 1994. Greatest sporting disappointment? Not winning an All- Ireland club Championship with Castlehaven (would love to see the day when it happens).

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Teams of Times Gone By AGLISH/GERALDINES JUNIOR HURLING TEAM 1976. MATCH: Western Junior Hurling Final October 17th, 1976. OPPOSITION: Colligan Rockies. VENUE: Fraher Field. RESULT: Geraldines 1-9; Colligan 1-4. REFEREE: Jimmy Moran (Kilgobinet). Johnny O’Grady; P. J. Connery, J. Cotter, Jock O’Connell; Tom ‘Stylo’ Riordan, M. Tobin, M. Downey; J. Power, M. Power; J. Kiely, J. Hogan, M. J. Treacy M. O’Brien, Patsy Kenneally, Michael Kelleher Subs: P. Lennon, M. Treacy. SCORERS: J. Power 0-4, W. J. Treacy 0-3, Michael Kelleher 1-0, J. Hogan and J. Kiely 0-1 each.


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Waterford can advance at second attempt Munster Senior Hurling Sunday, June 8th Waterford v Cork (replay) at Semple Stadium at 3.30 p.m. A FORTNIGHT after their thrilling draw in Thurles, Waterford and Cork will cross swords again at the

same venue this Sunday for the right to play the All Ireland Champions Clare the following week in the Munster Semi-Final. Every game is different, okay, but Waterford must have taken a lot of confidence away from Semple Stadium the last day on account of their performance and the fact that they were not beaten and that they outhurled their opponents for the majority of the game. The Cork back room team were a worried camp leaving Thurles last Sunday week as they didn’t get the performance they expected from their charges and they will have a lot of soul searching to do to turn around their team’s present form. There could well be a number of

changes in personnel on a Rebel side that will surely be aiming to take the game to Waterford from the very beginning this time around. Patrick Horgan and Alan Cadogan were the Rebels main threat up front the last day and while Horgan will always be a man to watch and Noel Connors did quite well on him, it’s important to employ a speedy defender on Cadogan as his influence on the game wasn’t attended to properly in the drawn encounter. The potentially explosive Conor Lehane was very quiet the last day and there is realistically very little chance that this will happen again on Sunday.

Waterford never led for the seventy minutes and it was only in the 42nd minute that Cork recorded two successive scores without any interruption from Derek McGrath’s charges. Stephen O’Keeffe and his full back line was solid but Alan Cadogan was a handful in the corner for Cork. Wing backs Jamie Nagle and Tadhg De Burca gave outstanding displays, capped with scores from play by both while Kevin Moran, though hurling okay, didn’t stamp his authority on the match like we are used to seeing. Michael Walsh did Trojan work in the final quarter when Cork launched their comeback while the unfortunate Eddie Barrett, who was

withdrawn through injury, will probably be replaced by the back in bounds Shane O’Sullivan. Our young half forward line hurled very well and they accounted for the majority of our scores both, engineered and executed. The experience will have stood to Colin Dunford and will have given him confidence at this level while Pauric Mahony, though just 22 years of age, is one of our main leaders on the field. Austin Gleeson, for one so young, will have the difficult task of leaving his mark on the game as he so brilliantly did in the drawn encounter but it’s not beyond him. Jake Dillon’s first day back should have stood to the De La Salle man while one feels there

can be more to come from Brian O’Sullivan as regards the scoreboard. Full forward Shane Walsh scored a vital point just after Austin Gleeson’s goal and the full forward spot will be a tactical toss of the coin between the Fourmilewater player and Seamus Prendergast. The subs who saw action may well do so again while players such as Stephen Molomphy, Gavin O’Brien, Ryan Donnolly and hopefully, Darragh Fives are also positive options for the selectors. Once again, Cork will start as favourites, which suits the Deise and hopefully a larger support will travel this time to shout on what would be a famous Waterford victory.


County Bord na nOg

Clean sweep for Eastern sides in Waterford have the potential to win U-13 County Football Finals THERE was a clean sweep for the Eastern sides in the U-13 Football Co. Finals which were held in sweltering heat at Walsh Park on Saturday last (May 31st) as Gaultier (Division 1), Rathgormack (Division 2) and Ferrybank (Division 3) all claimed titles following victories over Ballinacourty, Clashmore / Kinsalebeg and Kilrossanty respectively.

Deserved victory for impressive Gaultier U-13 DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL CO. FINAL GAULTIER 4-12; BALLINACOURTY 1-6 It has been quite a good time recently for Gaultier winning the U-16 and U-14 Co. titles over the last number of weekends, and on Saturday last they added the U-13 title with an impressive team display which saw them easily dispose of Ballinacourty. The Eastern champions were out of the blocks quick and raced into an early lead courtesy of goals from Patrick Flynn and Kevin Mahony, it was a lead Gaultier had established through some excellent team work and work rate and one which they wouldn’t relinquish. Ballinacourty did receive a tonic at the start of the second half through a Michael Kiely goal to reduce the deficit (3-4 to 1-1). This was as close as it got for the Villagers as Gaultier quickly re-established their dominance and kicked on scores at ease to deservedly lift the title after an impressive display. After the game Vera Cannell (Secretary Co. Bord na nOg) presented the trophy to the winning captain Kevin Mahony. Gaultier: Cillian Lynch, Sean Harney, Ronan Power, Eoin O’Brien, Kyle Slone, Patrick Leavy, Mark O’Hare, Kevin Mahony, Tom Dalton, Mark Fitzgerald, Patrick Flynn, Gavin Corbett, Mark Kilgannon, Ely Cullen, Conor Berry. Subs: Gavin Buckley, Ewan Nolke, Eoin Murphy, Richard Fleming, Luke

Fleming, David Corcoran, Jack Power. Ballinacourty: Jack Riordan, Sean Roche, Daniel Raher, Patrick Fitzgerald, Colin Foley, Eoin Aherne, Michael Troy, Rory Aherne, Senan Travers, Oisin O hAllachain, Michael Kiely, Cian O’Riordan, David Hayes, Niall Buckley, Barry Morrissey. Subs: David Kiely, Daniel Treen, Alec Norris. Referee: Ciaran O’Toole (St. Pauls).

Rathgormack prove too strong for gallant Clashmore U-13 DIVISION 2 FOOTBALL CO. FINAL RATHGORMACK 2-10; CLASHMORE / KINSALEBEG 1-5 Rathgormack deservedly annexed the Diviison title courtesy of a hard earned win over a game Clashmore / Kinsalebeg outfit in a well contested game. The Eastern Champions held a four lead at half – time (1-7 to 1-3) and they continued where the left off at the end of the first half into the second period. Rathgormack played a nice brand of football and were physically too strong for Clashmore who kept battling away, in the end Rathgormack and too much strength and power as they deservedly lifted the title. Both sides of teams changed jerseys on this unique occasion, Rathgormack wore the Clonea jerseys while Clashmore / Kinsalebeg donned a new black jersey which looked quite nice I must say!

Rathgormack: Peter Walsh, Cian White, David Guiry, Barry Power, Eoin Power, Dylan McCarthy, James Power, Tom Walsh, Sean Hennebry, Ronan Elliffe, Shane Curry, Jack Hickey, Laurence Hearne. Subs: Reece O’Mahoney, Anthony Power, Gerard Hahessy. Clashmore / Kinsalebeg: Finn O’Sullivan, Tom Fleming, Jack Ryan, Kieran McGrath, Luke Coughlan, Sam Fitzgerald, Kian Kelly Carey, Caelin Rooney, Adam Lombard, Jim Scanlon, Josh Fitzgerald, Conor Ryan, Ruairi Hynes. Subs: Michael Hynes, Paul Fleming, Jamie Joyce, Nicholas Hynes. Referee: Conor Ahearne (Ferrybank).

Late goal seals title for Ferrybank in ding dong battle U-13 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL CO. FINAL FERRYBANK 2-4; KILROSSANTY 1-4 The final game on Saturday’s three match programme proved to be a real humdinger of a contest which hung in the balance right up until the final whistle. Kilrossanty goaled early on through Oisin Walsh to give them a good start but Ferrybank came battling back and were rewarded with a goal as the unfortunate Jack Kavanagh diverted the ball into his own net. The sides went in on level terms after a frantic opening half in the belting heat (1-2 apiece). The second half was nip and tuck with both sides giving it everything, Kilrossanty added a couple of points but Ferrybank who were attacking in waves drew level with some five minutes remaining. The games turning point arrived shortly after this, Ferrybank hit the crossbar initially, and then Aiden Dunwoody in the Kilrossanty

goal pulled of a magnificent save before Ryan Tierney rattled the net for the Eastern champions to propel them into a three point lead. Kilrossanty tried desperately hard to fight back but they were snuffed out by a resolute Ferrybank defence, and in the end the Eastern outfit held on for a nail-biting victory after a pulsating 50 minutes of football. Ferrybank: Maciek Tumczuk, John Collins, Ben Fitzpatrick, Pawel Tumczuk, Eimhin Burns, Charlie Atkins, Jack Haley, Ryan Tierney, Jack Koegh Morgan, Cody Griffen, Charlie McLoughlin, Paul Hodanu, Shane Oats. Kilrossanty: Aiden Dunwoody, Rian Hayes, Philip Dunwoody, Aidan Behan, Seamus Fitzgerland, Padriag Fitzgerald, Caoimhin Breathanch, Jack Kavanagh, Prionnsias de Paor, Darragh Walsh, Oisin Walsh, Seamus Power. Subs: Darragh Veale, Ciaran Morrissey, Liam Walsh, Cailean Hogan, Ronan Power. Referee: Gavin Whelan (Colligan).

U-14 CO. HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP (SPONSORED BY WATERFORD GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB – DUBLIN BRANCH) This particular Championship commenced on Monday, May 26th last with action in Divisions 1, 2 and 4. RESULTS The results from games played on Monday 26/5/2014 were as follows: Division 1: De La Salle 6-18 Cois Bhride 0-6, Mount Sion 3-15 St. Carthage’s 2-12, Abbeyside 5-7 St. Oliver’s 1-5, Ballygunner 9-9 Clonea 0-3. Division 2: Sacred Heart 5-6 St. Mary’s 4-0, Passage Vs. Kilrossanty – conceded by Passage, An Ghaeltacht 5-16 Dungarvan 2-0, Portlaw A-A Brickey Rangers. Division 4: Clashmore / Kinsalebeg 3-4 Na Gaeil 2-6, St. Saviour’s Vs. Stradbally – conceded by Stradbally.

THIS coming weekend will be a busy and expensive one for Waterford families as they follow their teams in the pursuit of Munster Championship success.

Saturday, June 7th MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL WATERFORD V CLARE in Cusack Park Ennis at 7 p.m. Though we were beaten against Galway in Pearse Stadium in 2013 in the qualifiers, the performance by Niall Carew’s men gave the team some deserved respect after our first round defeat to Kerry by 4-21 to 1-4. It took a 64th minute goal by Galway’s Michael Meehan to earn his team a narrow 1-12 to 0-14 victory. Waterford held Galway scoreless for 23 minutes in the second half and led by 013 to 0-10 with 58 minutes on

the clock. This shows the potential in the Deise team and if we can produce it this Saturday, then we will be in with a chance of a first round victory in quite some time. RECENT MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND RESULTS 2013: Kerry 4-21 Waterford 1-4 2012: Limerick 2-12 Waterford 0-7 2011: Cork 5-17 Waterford 2-8 2010: Limerick 1-17 Waterford 1-9 2009: Cork 2-18 Waterford 1-7. Waterford’s most recent competitive game against Clare was in the first round of the Allianz National League in

the Fraher Field last February 2nd (3-10 to 1-9) and under the guidance of their new team management of Cratloe’s Colm Collins and former Cork footballer Paudie Kissane, they gave the home team a lesson in team play and fitness. Waterford improved the following week against Tipperary in Clonmel, holding the home team to a draw and they were very impressive in their fine win over Leitrim at the Fraher Field on a day when there was more away than home support at the venue. Such inconsistency is our main problem so we will have to wait and see which Waterford team turns up in Ennis this Saturday.

Junior footballers hoping to continue good work Saturday, June 7th MUNSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL WATERFORD V CLARE in Cusack Park, Ennis at 5 p.m. FIRST to get the ball rolling are our Junior Football team, who will be aiming to continue the good work from last year when we qualified for the Provincial Final against Cork. In 2013 we won our first round championship game in some years when we beat Tipperary by 1-13 to 0-15 in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney thanks to a last minute Conor O’Shea point. As expected, Cork proved too strong for us in the Final in the Fraher Field when they defeated us by 1-18 to 0-9. However, it was an encouraging championship overall for the Deise

footballers and current team manager Declan Power (Rathgormack) and fellow selectors Eddie O’Halloran (Ballinacourty) and Maurice Lannon (Stradbally) will be aiming to build on this in Ennis this Saturday evening. The two teams last met in this grade in Limerick in 2012 when the Banner County won by 0-13 to 0-6. Team management have gathered together a talented squad for Saturday and it includes six of the players who contested last year’s final, namely, Shane Lannon, James O’Mahony, Darren Guiry, Gavin Crotty, David Power and Ray O Ceallaigh. All bar Dungarvan’s Gavin Crotty are currently playing in the Senior grade in the County. The team and subs were named last weekend which is very much appreciated by the

Observer and supporters in general and we will line out as follows in Ennis. Sean Barron (Ardmore); Ray O Ceallaigh (An Rinn), Jason Seward (Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg), Mark Prendergast (Kilrossanty); James O’Mahony (Ballinacourty), Shane Lannon (Stradbally), Darren Guiry (Nire); Ronan Cahill (Rathgormack), Gavin Crotty (Dungarvan), Michael O’Halloran (Ballinacourty); Mark Ferncombe (Ballinacourty), Mitchell Casey (De La Salle), Joey Veale (Kilrossanty). Subs: Anthony Power (Bonmahon), Jim Curran (Ballinameela), Martin Scurry (Rathgormack), Brian Phelan (Ballinameela), Kevin Phelan (Ballinameela), Bobby Power (Rathgormack), Mark Cummins (Brickeys), Gavin Nugent (Rathgormack), Emmet Gaffney (Brickeys), Wayne Hennessy (Ardmore), Conor Walsh (Rathgormack), Eamonn Walsh (Ballinameela), Conor Moloney (Ballinacourty), Thomas Kearney (De La Salle).



Dungarvan BALLYDUFF TOURNAMENT You know that Summer has started when we mention The Famous Ballyduf Tournament. This year we were in against Mt Sion, De La Salle and Bride Rovers from Cork. We should be very proud of our 10s who were very competitive in each of their games and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ballyduff club for their generosity again this year. Would you please show picture with this. Training continues every Wednesday at 6 pm and every Saturday at 11 am. EXAMS We would like to wish all our players from our club the very best as they get ready to sit their Leaving and Junior Cert Exams. KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND On Friday, 27th June a game between a Munster Selection and a Leinster Selection will take place at Walsh Park at 7.30 p.m. in aid of this fund. Munster will be managed by Davy Fitzgerald while Leinster will be managed by Brian Coady. Many of the great names of the past and the not so distance past will be lining out on the night to support this very worthy cause in honour of one of the all time greats of Waterford hurling. Ken at the moment is recovering from a very serious heart operation which also involves a lenghty rehabilitation process with considerable financial implications. All contributions will be greatly appreciated while it is Ken's expressed wish that a significant portion of raised monies be presented to the Irish Heart Foundation. The club would like to wish Ken a speedy recovery to full health. Tickets will cost €10 each while children will be free. Anyone who wishes to buy a ticket for this worthy cause please contact Pat Curran (058) 42944, Tony Ryan (087)7657805. Tickets will be on sale at the club grounds every Tuesdaty and Thursday Evening between 8 and 9 p.m. U-14 WESTERN FINAL Next Saturday, 7th June in the Fraher Field our u-14 hurlers will take on Naoimh Brid in the u-14 Western Final. At the time of going to print we do not have a time for the throw-in, but this can be got from Deirdre Daly or Pat Kiely. We would ask all club members young and old to come and support our lads on their big day. LOTTO NUMBERS The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 21, 22. No Winner. Next week’s jackpot is €3,400. The winner of €100 was John Earley. The lotto can be bought at the Ard Scoil Bingo, Lynches Green Grocers, Country Store, Walshes Spar, Paddy Foleys, Hallahans Chemists, Quealys Bar, Crottys Bar Leamybrien. This week’s Jackpot is over €3,000. CLUB STAND To celebrate the club’s 130th Anniversary in 2015 we are proposing to build a stand to commemerate past and present members. If you would like to purchase a seat which will feature the name of the person who it is dedicated to, the contacts are Chairman Tony Ryan, Secretary David Kiely, treasurers Paddy Fitzgerald and Diarmuid Curran. There are 207 seats available. JUNIOR HURLING Last week our Junior hurlers made the short journey to play Ballyduff in the latest round of their Championship. We had very little luck in this game and we ended up by losing by 2 goals after two wonder saves by the Village ‘keeper. A feature of this game was the 1 goal and 8 points scored by Rian Crotty. SYMPATHY The club would like to wish its deepest sorrow to the Hamilton family on the death of Johnny. May he rest in peace.

Brickey Brickey Rangers Rangers LOTTO Last week’s lotto was held in The Enterprise Bar. Numbers drawn were 7- 17- 23- 30. There was no jackpot winner. €25 winners were Teresa Hayes, Helena Cummins, Lily Sheehan, and Paddy O'Keeffe. Next week’s draw will be held in The Tudor House, where the jackpot will be €1,300. Tickets €2 each and can be bought from the usual promoters and outlets. DEISE DEVELOPMENT DRAW We had no luck in this month’s draw. JUNIOR HURLING Last Saturday evening saw us take on Colligan at the Abbeyside venue in perfect weather conditions. This was a hard fought game with both sides giving their all, however we proved too strong for our opponents and we came out with a win here on a scoreline of Brickeys 2-12; Colligan 1-9. Team: Cian O'Halloran, Ian Walsh, Darren Cooney, Joe Grant, Darragh O'Grady, Ray Landers, Sam Keohan (1-1), Diarmuid Tobin, Mark Shalloe (0-2), Tadgh Tobin, Olan Casey, Niall Collins (0-1), Noah Whelan (0-2), James Cooney (0-1), Carthach Barry (1-5). Sub Used, Conor Walsh for Noah Whelan.

SYMPATHY The sympathy of the club is extended to Bridget O'Grady and family on the death of her mother Maureen in the past week. May she rest in peace. JUVENILE NOTES Note to all Juvenile Coaches: Please note

that Eoin Breathnach from the Coaching and Games Development will attend the training session on Saturday morning, Eoin has kindly invited all juvenile coaches from the club including the ladies football and Camogie coaches to a session on Saturday, if you wish to attend please do let Joanie know and it is expected to last for an hour or so. 11.15 am start time. This session was deferred from last Saturday. Under 8 Training: Training as usual at 10.30 am, all welcome. Guest Coach this Saturday from the C&GD so all that can attend please do so. Under 8 Football Blitz: We play night 2 of the Annual Under 8 Blitz on Wednesday next in Balinameela. 1st match at 6.30 all players to be togged out at the venue at 6.15. Under 10: The under 10 group had a very busy week last week, they played the annual football blitz in Cappoquin on Tuesday night where they contested the A final and were unlucky in the final to be beaten. On Friday night they took part in the annual Ballyduff tournament, where they had a mixed bag, a win, a draw and a loss, good fun was had by all and thanks to Ballyduff for the invite, to the players, parents and mentors for their time. Under 14 Hurling: We bowed out of the Western Championship of the Under 14 hurling at a very keenly contested match in Bushy Park last Thursday evening. We now have the Co Championship in this grade to concentrate on. Club Merchandise: All club merchandise to be collected from Joanie this week, any orders not collected will be sold. Under 10 Footballers: On Wednesday, our U-10 footballers travelled to Clashmore. In their first match, the lads put in a sterling performance to defeat St. Oliver’s by 6-3 to 3-2. We played Kilrossanty in the next match and seems certain to claim a second victory until two late goals for Kilrossanty earned them a draw. However, this was enough for our lads to qualify for the final against a very strong Ballinacourty outfit. We played well in the first half but trailed by a goal. Two quick fire goals by Ballinacourty at the start of the second half decided the issue. Overall, a fantastic effort by the lads who can be very proud of their performance. Panel: A. Ronayne, A. Quinn, E. Murphy, D. Ahearne, K. Ryan, J. Coonan, C. Ashraf, P. Cummins, M. Sheehan, T. Gardiner, C. Power, J. Whelan, J. Daly.

Ballyduff Blitz: On Friday, the U-10s, changed codes to play in the annual Ballyduff blitz. Our first match was against Mitchelstown/Ballygiblin. Despite being short a number of regulars, our lads dominated the Cork side for most of the game and won by a goal despite leading by 9 points at one stage. Our second game was against Cappoquin. There was some marvellous scores from the midfielders on both sides in what was a truly epic match between 2 evenly matched teams. Unfortunately, for the Brickeys, the Cornerstone boys came out on top by 4 points in a high scoring match. Our final match was agianst Ballyduff. The demands of the Cappoquin game seem to be taken its toll early on as Ballyduff raced into an early lead. However, a never say die attitude from the lads and some excellent scores from out the field had us leading by a goal with time up. With the last shot of the game, Ballyduff scored an equaliser and progressed to the finals. Panel: A. Ronayne, C. Deevy, J. Whelan, D. Ahearne, J. Coonan, P. Cummins, J. Fennell, C. Ashraf, G. Coffey, T. Gardiner, M. Sheehan.

U-10 CLASHMORE FOOTBALL AND U-10 BALLYDUFF HURLING BLITZ On Wednesday, our U-10 footballers travelled to Clashmore. In their first match, the lads put in a sterling perfomance to defeat St. Oliver by 6-3 to 3-2. We played Kilrossanty in the next match and seems certain to claim a second victory until two late goals for Kilrossanty earned them a draw. However, this was enough for our lads to qualify for the final against a very strong Ballinacourty outfit. We played well in the first half but trailed by a goal. Two quick fire goals by Ballinacourty at the start of the second half decided the issue. Overall, a fantastic effort by the lads who can be very proud of their performance. Panel: A. Ronayne, A. Quinn, E. Murphy, D. Ahearne, K. Ryan, J. Coonan, C. Ashraf, P. Cummins, M. Sheehan, T. Gardiner, C. Power, J. Whelan, J. Daly.

On Friday, the U-10s, changed codes to play in the annual Ballyduff blitz. Our first match was against Mitchelstown/Ballygiblin. Despite being short a number of regulars, our lads dominated the Cork side for most of the game and won by a goal despite leading by 9 points at one stage. Our second game was against Cappoquin. There was some marvellous scores from the midfielders on both sides in what was a truly epic match between 2 evenly matched teams. Unfortunately for the Brickeys, the Cornerstone boys came out on top by 4 points in a high scoring match. Our final match was agianst Ballyduff. The demands of the Cappoquin game seem to be taken its toll early on as Ballyduff raced into an early lead. However, a never say die attitude from the lads and some excellent scores from out the field had us leading by a goal with time up. With the last shot of the game, Ballyduff scored an equaliser and progressed to the finals. Panel: A. Ronayne, C. Deevy, J. Whelan, D. Ahearne, J. Coonan, P. Cummins, J. Fennell, C. Ashraf, G. Coffey,

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The future generation. Our Under 8 Footballers who competed in the annual U-8 football blitz in Bushy Park recently. T. Gardiner, M. Sheehan.

Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live, where the Jackpot will be €5,024. On Sunday night Veronica Barry was drawn out of the drum and picked card 47 which wasn’t the Joker though she did win €50. Laura and Maria Cliffe and Fran Hyslop won €25 each. As well as our group of ticket sellers tickets can be purchased from Convenience Store Ballinroad, The Village Inn, Village Flowers, Kennedys Live, Spar, Mike Kiely’s Butchers and Mousies Takeaway. CLUB BINGO This Sunday our Club Bingo continues in the CBS Hall at 8:30 pm where the jackpot is €650 INTERMEDIATE HURLING On Sunday afternoon we were defeated by Cappoquin in the Western Championship in Fraher Field. We have one game left in this championship against Tourin. Team: L. POWER, L. BERESFORD, G. BREEN, S. O’CONNOR, E. BERGIN, P. LYNCH, C. KINDREGAN, J. DUGGAN, E. ENRIGHT, S. CLIFFE, L. HURNEY, R. RYAN, J. ELSTEAD, C. PRUNTY, D. HENLEY. Subs: E. COLLINS, B. HENLEY.

FUNDRAISING CYCLE Preparations for our fundraising cycle from Limerick to Abbeyside in August are now at a very advanced stage. A specially designed cycling jersey has been designed for the cycle and can be purchased by anybody who wishes to do so. Priced at €40 they can be ordered from Michael Cosgrave or Benny Flynn and they could very well become a collectors item in years to come as the cycle is on track to be a fantastic success so get your order in quickly to avoid disappointment. INTER-COUNTY ACTIVITY On behalf of all in the club we would like to wish the Waterford Junior and Senior Footballers and Senior Hurlers the very best of luck ahead of their matches this weekend. BOOKING OF PITCHES All team managers are reminded to please ensure that they have booked the pitch for training or matches with Michael O’Donovan. We would also ask team managers to please try and do as much heavy training in the areas behind the goals. JUVENILE NOTES Outdoor hurling: Our underage outdoor hurling continues this Saturday morning the 7th June at the Burgery at 10. 30 a.m. All are welcome. This covers all age ranges from under 5 to under 10. Anyone who has not paid their membership yet is asked to pay it on the morning for insurance reasons. Membership forms will also be given out on the morning. Helmets are compulsory and if required can be purchased at a reduced price of €50. There will be a €2 cost also to cover expenses. BAG PACK Our annual bag pack took place last weekend in Garveys Supervalu Dungarvan. The juvenile club would like to thank all those who supported us. We would also like to thank all those who filled slots over the weekend and all those who helped out in any way. Without these dedicated people this event would not have been the success it was .Thank you to all. UNDER 13 Our under 13 footballers lost the county final

of the football championship on Saturday last at Walsh Park to Gaultier. While we looked tired on the day we must admit we lost to an all round better team. However the lads can be very proud of their efforts and everyone in the club would like to thank them and their mentor’s efforts throughout the year. GOLDEN GOAL We would ask that any money not returned yet from the golden goal would be returned as soon as possible.

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg INTERCOUNTY ACTION Several of our club players are in Munster Championship action this week with firstly our County footballers taking to the field against Clare on Saturday evening in Ennis at 7pm with Kieran Connery, Cillian O'Keeffe and Declan Allen all being involved with this panel. Then on Sunday our County hurlers will line out against old rivals Cork in their Munster Quarter-Final replay in Thurles at 3.30pm where Tadhg Bourke is a likely starter and with Brian O'Halloran also being involved with this panel so the best of luck to both teams and our lads in particular as they search for championship wins and we wish a safe journey to anyone travelling up to either game over the weekend. JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Our Junior footballers will play their second game this week on Friday evening against St. Saviours in Clashmore at 7.30pm so the very best of luck to them in this match and we hope to see a good crowd up at the field to support the team here. JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Our Junior hurlers were our only team in action this week when they played Cappoquin at Bushy Park on Saturday evening last and our lads proved to too strong for the Cornerstone men here and went on to record a good 1-10 to 0-06 win here which leaves them on two wins from two games so well done to all involved. CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG JUVENILES U-10 Football Blitz: We hosted an U-10 football blitz on Wednesday night in Clashmore.There was a total of six teams involved and in our first match we played Affane but despite the lads putting in a big effort Affane came out winners in this game.Next up we played a strong Ballinacourty side who beat us well, but again our lads fought hard to the final whistle in this game.This resulted in us playing against Kilrossanty in the C final.This was a really close encounter from start to finish, with Clashmore/Kinsalebeg holding out to win by the narrowest of margins in the end. Affane played St. Olivers in the B final, and St. Olivers came out on top in this match. Ballinacourty and the Brickeys played out the A final with Ballinacourty winning that one. Well done to all teams who took part on the night and, of course, to their mentors also a special word of thanks. Well done to our lads on the night, and a special word of thanks to the three lads from our U-8 panel, Ciaran, Liam and Oisin who came along on the night to help us out and played very well. A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the night, parents who brought along sandwiches, cakes, etc, and a huge thanks to our loyal supporters. Thanks especially to those who helped out in the kitchen and our referee's on the

night Timmy and Edmund. The next U-10 Football blitz is on June 11th in Abbeyside GAA grounds. U-13 County Football Final: We played a very strong Rathgormack team in the County final in Walsh Park on Saturday and despite a huge effort and terrific performance from the lads,we were beaten on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-05. Despite the result it was a fantastic achievement to get to a County final so well done to all the players and their mentors! Brilliant stuff! U-16 Surfing Trip: The U-16's who won the County football final two weeks ago enjoyed a terrific trip to Tramore surfing last Saturday and enjoyed a great day out. Thanks to Padraig, Ciarán and Gavin the team mentors for helping organise it and thanks to a number of people who sponsored the trip.

Ballyduff Upper JUNIOR HURLING The junior hurlers beat Dungarvan in the third round of the Western championship last Friday, on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-15. This result means they have now won their first three games and sit on top of the group, already qualified for the knockout stages. Team was: Eoin Scanlon, Dennis McDonagh, Aidan Feeney, Mike Ahearn, Kenneth Geary, Mike Drislane, Seamus Mills, Sean Brackett, Tommy Feeney, Colin Keane, Martin Feeney, Colm Horgan, Andrew Casey, Eddie Molumphy, Mark Dooling. Subs: Conor Geary, Conor Hannon, Gerry O'Donovan.

WATERFORD HURLING Best of luck to Stephen Molumphy, Tommy Byrnes, and the Waterford Senior hurlers as they take on Cork in the Munster quarter-final replay this weekend. SYMPATHY The club would like to extend their sympathies to the family of Jim Leamy, who passed away recently. U-10 HURLING TOURNAMENT Well done to the organisers of the annual John Daly tournament, as the competition was once again a success. The action continues this Saturday for the finals. LOTTO The number's drawn in last week’s lotto were 1, 13, 15, 16. There was no jackpot winner. €30 winners were Liam Cunningham, Batt Leamy Snr, Jackie Hannon, Billy Feeney.

Kilgobinet WESTERN JHC (INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED) We played our second game in this competition last Saturday night against Ballinameela. After a slow start we took control of the game mid way through the first half scoring some great points and getting two goals. A feature of the first half was the great link up in play between the forwards and midfielders. The second half was a little disappointing as we failed to build on our lead but still had a bit to spare in the end. Overall it was good team performance. JUNIOR FOOTBALL An Sean Phobal V Cill Gobnait at Bushy Park 7.30 pm Saturday, 14th June. EXAMS The club would like to wish players and supporters that are sitting exams in the coming weeks the very best of luck.


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Modeligo WESTERN JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP; Modeligo 0-21; Geraldines 0-11. Having earned a draw with Colligan in the opening round of the Championship, Modeligo's Junior Hurlers remain unbeaten after a ten point win on Sunday last against Geraldines in Fraher Field. Leading by just two points at half-time, it had taken three fine saves from the Geraldines keeper to keep the margin so low at that point. However, the lads upped the pace of the game a bit more in the second half to eventually stretch out a comfortable lead. So a first championship win for the hurlers this year, but as earlier said, still unbeaten, which is even more important! Well done to all involved. Also, it was great to see Seán O'Donovan back in the jersey on Sunday last after a long period out following knee surgery. It was like he was never away as he lined-out at wing back and came through the full hour, giving a fine performance in doing so. Just goes to show that the competition for places is really starting to heat up, so its vital that lads are making every effort to get to training. Next up in this Championship is our game against St. Marys, Touraneena, at a date yet to be arranged. FUNDRAISING CLOTHING COLLECTION Many thanks to everyone who contributed and helped out in any way with the Fundraising Clothes Collection held on Saturday last at Modeligo Community Centre. This fundraising venture was a huge success, and great credit is due to our fundraising committee who put all the arrangements in place. CHAMPIONSHIP DATE FOR THE GAA DIARY We now have a date for upcoming Championship game for the club, but please note that these are just provisional dates & times until further notification is confirmed. 2014 WESTERN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Friday, June 13th; ...... vrs. Affane In Bushy Park at 7 pm EXAM TIME! Best wishes to all the locals who face into the dreaded Junior Cert. & Leaving Cert. exams this week. Good luck to you all, and hopefully, things will go everyone’s way, but just remember, when all is said and done, they are JUST EXAMS! It's not the end of the world if things don't work out, so don't put yourselves under too much pressure. Best of luck! CAMOGIE The Under 14's had a home game on Tuesday evening last, May 27th against Portlaw in Modeligo Community Field and the result of this game went in favour of Porlaw, who ran out winners on the scoreline of 5-2 to 2-2. Hard luck to the girls, who fought hard all the way, but unfortunately, the fact that we have so many younger girls who still have a number of years of under 14 to play was telling in the end. Modeligo Camogie club is part of Modeligo GAA club and caters for girls from juniors infants up to 16 year olds and enters teams in the following age groups: U-6, U-8 & U-10 (Blitz only) U-12, U-14 & U-16 (league style Championships), We introduce a new age group every second year to our club, so in 2016 we will enter a minor team and by 2018 we hope to have a junior team. In our first year of competition in 2010, we entered only an under 12 team in the championship and have built up the age groups since then. Modeligo Camogie Club is looking to get more players and parents involved in the club this year from the surrounding areas who do not have a camogie team in their own parish. We currently have girls playing with us from Touraneena, Kilgobinet and Ballinameela and welcome everyone from any area to our club. If you or your child are interested in finding out more about our Club please contact any of the officers above or JP Ryan on (087 8288834) alternatively registration and training details are outlined below as follows. Registration and training details; Camogie training and registration takes place every Monday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm catering for junior infants up to U-16. Feel free to come along any Monday for a bit of fun. Membership is €30 per child or €50 per family. MODELIGO PRIMARY SCHOOL GIRLS COMPLETE THE DOUBLE! A massive well done to the girls from Modeligo National School, who recently captured the West Waterford Primary Schools camogie title for "Grade C" , when they had a very impressive win over Cúlnasmear. In doing so, they completed the second leg of a football and camogie double for the 2013/2014 school year. All the girls who lined out are also members of our Under 10, 12 and 14 camogie panels in the club, so to them, and their coach and school Principal, Mr. Barry Kinsella, we send our congratulations. For the record, the girls on the winning squad were as follows; Catherine O'Brien; Áine Walsh; Emily


O'Mahoney; Jessica Burke; Isobel Sheehan; Sadhbh O'Shea; Aoife O'Byrne; Aoife O'Donovan; Máiréad O'Brien; Chloe Power; Ellen O'Byrne; Annie Ryan; Emma Reddy.

As well as that, the local girls were rewarded for an outstanding display in the Finals of the Western Priary Schools Sports, where they won the trophy for the Best Small Schools, Girls Category. So good times allround on the sporting front for our young sports-women in Modeligo, and congratulations to all the teaching staff, especially Ms. Norma Wall, and to all the girls who took part.

Affane/Cappoquin CAPPOQUIN/AFFANE JUVENILE GAA FIXTURES U-12 TOWN/COUNTRY LEAGUE (ALL FIXTURES ON FRIDAYS AT 7 PM) Rd 6 June 13th Cappoquin (H) V Fourmilewater Rd 7 June 27th Cappoquin (A) V Ballyduff Upper WEST U-13 HURLING C'SHIP (ALL FIXTURES ON MONDAYS AT 7 pm) Rd 2 June 16th Cappoquin (A) V Brickey Rangers Rd 3 June 30th Cappoquin (H) V Ballyduff Rd 4 July 14th Cappoquin (A) V Fourmilewater Rd 5 July 28th Cappoquin (H) V St Olivers WEST U-14 HURLING SF Wed June 4th Cappoquin V Ballyduff at 7 pm in the Sportsfield COUNTY U-14 HURLING C'SHIP (ALL FIXTURES ON MONDAYS AT 7.30PM) Rd 1 June 9th Cappoquin (H) V Butlerstown Rd 2 June 23rd Cappoquin (A) V Ferrybank Rd3 July 7th Cappoquin (H) V St Declans Rd 4 July 21st Cappoquin (A) V Ballyduff Upper Rd 5 August 11th Cappoquin (H) V Ardmore Qf Sat Sept 13 Sf Fri 19th Sept, Final Sat Sept 27th WEST U-16 HURLING QF Sun June 29th Cappoquin (H) V Brickeys at 11 am Sf July12th Final July19th WESTERN JUNIOR HURLING C'SHIP VINTAGE CROP Cappoquin 0-09; Clashmore 1-10. Cappoquin travelled to Bushy Park on Saturday last with many veterans making comebacks, namely Shane Fraher who was Cappoquin's top forward whose next birthday soon will see him reach the half century and the evergreen referee Sully who is well past the half century as he will be nearer to sixty than fifty after his next birthday when he will be 55. He went in goal and had a fine game and late in the game went up front and almost pulled the game out of the fire. All the lads tried their hearts and with a bit of luck could have won. Team. Tommy O’Sullivan, Sham McCarthy, Tom Mansfield, Keith Farrell, Evan Mason, Damian Murphy, Fr ankie Keniry, Allan Hogan , Moss Noonan Paul Landers, Killian Denn Frs, Sean Povey, John Cunningham, Shane Fraher, Mick McCarthy.

WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING MOLUMBY PUTS IN FIVE STAR PERFORMANCE TO STEER CAPPOQUIN TO EASY WIN Cappoquin 4-20; Abbeyside 1-10. This was a fine all round team performance, from Darren Curran in goal to Colin Landers at No. 15 and P. J. Curran who came on. With the O’Sullivan brothers on fire up front and Andy Molumby putting In a five star performance at midfield to steer Cappoquin to a facile victory. Team: Darren Curran, Kevin Looby, Colm Looby, Pat Morrissey, Tim Looby, Paul Murray, Keith Landers, Conor Murray, Andy Molumby, Shane O’Rourke, Finan Murray, Paudi Landers, Aaron O’Sullivan, Killian O’Sullivan, Colin Landers. Sub used: P. J. Curran.

CLUB LOTTO The numbers drawn in our Club Lotto for the jackpot prize €2,500 on Monday, May 19th were 7, 10, 21, 27 and there was no winner. The five €20 consolation prize winners were Patsy Lenane, Dromana; Goss Mason, Sunlawn; Breda O’Sullivan, Moneygorm; John/Stephanie Coughlan, Lacken and Sean Costin, Sheskin. This week’s draw was held Tuesday, June 4th and the results will appear here next week. THREE TO ANSWER 1, Who was Munster Council Chairman in 2007? 2, What club does Offaly referee Brian Gavin represent are? 3, What is the GAA ground in Newry called? LAST WEEK’S ANSWER 1, Ben and Jerry O’Connor Cork are the only twins to win hurling All Star awards 2, Cork's Mark Ellis plays for Millstreet 3, Pat' The Legend' Murphy Tallow was the super sub that scored three goals for Waterford against Cork in the 1989 Munster senior hurling c'ship tie JUNIOR FOOTBALL C'SHIP FIXTURE Madh Dheilge V Ath Meadhan at Bushy Park 7.30 pm Friday, 13th June U-15 HURLING MUNSTER SUPER 10'S Cappoquin U-15 hurlers travelled to Bishopstown Cork for the Munster Super 10's last Saturday, 31st May. The lads played some fine hurling against Bishopstown Causeway

The Stradbally team after their win over Ferrybank in the U-14 Division 3 Football County Championship Final, sponsored by Combined Waterford City Credit Unions. [Rory Wyley]

(Kerry) and Courcey Rovers Cork. Team: Graham Lyons, Matt Noonan, Ciaran Power, Micky Uniacke, Tadgh Lyons, Keith O’Sullivan, Daragh O’Rourke, Evan Murray, Jack Coffey, Jordan Kearney

Kilrossanty Kilrossanty CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €13,800 held in Crotty’s Inn, Leamybrien on Sunday night, 01/06/14. Numbers were 6, 7, 8, 10. €30 won by the following: M. Veale, Carrigmorna; Norma & Monica, c/o Glanbia. €30 seller’s prize: Jason Dee, Leamybrien. Next Clotto held in Miclins Bar, Kilrossanty on Sunday night, 08/06/14 for a Jackpot of €13,900. On duty on the night Sean Lennon and Robbie Whelan. Places Where Clottos Can Be Purchased: Crotty’s Inn Leamybrien Miclins Bar Kilrossanty Veale’s Supermarket Leamybrien, Walsh's DayTo-Day Service Leamybrien, Monica’s Dungarvan CLOTTO ONLINE Don't forget that you can also play the Clotto online, with our jackpot now at a record €13,900 many people have been enquiring how they can play. Just follow the link on our Facebook or webpage. RECYCLED CLOTHES We are still collecting old clothes, shoes, curtains, sheets etc. So if you are doing a clear-out please bring them to the GAA club and put them in the recycling bin. JUNIOR FOOTBALL We play the second game of our junior championship against An Rinn tomorrow evening, Thursday, in Leamybrien at 7:30. It has been a few weeks since our last game with Rathgormack so let’s hope Jimmy and his charges can get a second win here. SENIOR FOOTBALL Our senior footballers play the next round of the Phelan Cup on Monday, 9th June against Ardmore in Leamybrien at 8:00 pm. DEISE DRAW The club had no winner in the Deise draw held last Friday in Ardmore. Thanks to all those who have bought tickets as this is a good fundraiser for the club. Tickets can be still got for the remaining draws. INTER-COUNTY DUTY The club would like to wish best wishes to all our club players and all the Waterford footballers and hurlers who will be in championship action this coming weekend. COMMITTEE MEETING Adult committee meeting will take place next Tuesday at 8:30 in clubhouse Leamybrien. WEDDING The club would like to wish best wishes to Jim Maher and Olivere Duggan on their wedding this coming weekend. Congratulations to you both and many years of happiness together. JUVENILE NOTES UNDER 8 Under 8 training continues on Monday evenings at 7 pm. All new members are welcome membership is €10 per child. Parents of 6 and under are requested to stay at the pitch for the duration of training. UNDER 8 WESTERN TOURNAMENT The under 8's are in action this coming Wednesday evening in Cappoquin at 7 pm in the second round of the Western Football

Tournament. Please be there at 6.30 pm. UNDER 10 Under 10 training continues on Mondays at 7 pm. The first round of the Western Tournament commenced last Wednesday in Clashmore. Well done boys you were all fantastic and never gave up. UNDER 11 Under 11's are in action this Friday evening away to Ardmore. Kick-off is at 7 pm. UNDER 13 COUNTY FOOTBALL FINAL Our under 13's travelled to Walsh Park on Saturday last, the 31st to play Ferrybank in the Division 3 county football final after qualifying in the West by beating some strong opposition on the path to the Western Final. Kilrossanty played some great football; giving a fantastic display of blockdowns, hand passing etc; however the Kilrossanty boys lost out in the end by a very narrow margin. They never gave up and kept trying until the final whistle. The club would like to congratulate the boys again on their Western title and the huge commitment that the players have shown throughout this championship. A big thank you to the coaches, the parents and the many supporters who traveled to the matches. Well done boys. UNDER 14 HURLING DIVISION 2 The hurling County and Western championship has commenced in the last week. Kilrossanty got a walk-over in the first round from Passage as they could not field a team. They played Modeligo in Touraneena on Wednesday evening last and were beaten by a stronger Modeligo side. The next game of the championship is at home against Portlaw at the earlier time of 6.30 pm. CLUB MERCHANDISE Club merchandise is now available to purchase orders can be made by contacting Damien Ryan. Kit Bags €27 Training Jersey €24 to age 12 €31 for 12 and older Waterproof Jacket. €28 to age 12 €33 for 12 and older Initials can be printed on any of the items above. Togs and socks are also available to order. Orders to be made within 2 weeks. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Kilrossanty and Fews who made their First Holy Communion recently.

SliabhgCua/St. gCua/St. Mary’s Sliabh Mary's GREAT NIGHT HAD IN TOURANEENA COMMUNITY CENTRE The club would like to thank everyone who came along to Touraneena Community Centre on Saturday evening last as we paid tribute to our double county final champions from 25 years ago. We were honoured to have in attendance Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael Liam O’Neill along with his wife Aine. (See Page 6). LOTTO Our weekly lotto continues every Sunday night. Tickets are a mere €2 and can be purchased from any committee member or local outlets. BEST OF LUCK We want to wish everyone who will be starting their junior & leaving certificate this week, the very best of luck in their exams.

MEDIA NOTES If anyone would like to add information or notes through the Sliabh gCua GAA Club, please have no hesitation in contacting 087 9634993 or e-mailing We can also be contacted through facebook/twitter. DEISE DRAW Congratulations to Tomas Keane c/o Tom Condon who banked €100 in this month’s Deise Draw. Also to Tom Condon who won a coordinator special prize. Next draw takes place in Portlaw on Thursday, 26th June. Tickets can be got from any committee member for a mere €10 each month. REST IN PEACE This week saw the Sliabh gCua area lose two of its eldest and finest parishioners. Our sincere sympathies are offered to the Kiely Family Ballinagulkee on the sad death of Paddy. Paddy was a highly respected pillar of our community having worked in Ballinamult creamery for many years. May he rest in peace. Extreme condolences also to the family of the late Paddy Cullinan of Bleantis. Paddy always showed a huge interest in our GAA club and will be sorely missed. BEST OF LUCK After the riveting drawn game 2 weeks ago, we again wish Derek McGrath and his Waterford team the very best of luck when they re-meet Cork in Thurles on Sunday. WESTERN INTERMEDIATE HURLING LEAGUE We now have received our next league fixture. Baile Na Saggairt V Naomh Muire will meet in Baile na Saggairt at 7.30pm on Saturday, 21st June. Your support for the team would be appreciated. PEIL IDIRMHEANACH With now a win and a loss under our belt, we have our third fixture of our football championship. Sliabh gCua V Dungarbhan takes place in Bushy Park at 6pm on Saturday, 14th June. The team deserve your support so please make the effort!! TOURANEENA RUNNING GROUP Touraneena running group will hold their inaugural ‘Predict Your Time’ 5k this Saturday evening from Kirwan Park at 5 p.m. The clock will begin at 59 minutes and count down to 00:00. It will be entirely up to yourself when you set off, but the first person to pass the clock after 00:00 will be declared the winner. It is entirely a fun event and is open to everyone to enter. You have a choice to crawl, walk, skip or run the route, its all depends on your time accuracy. Prize giving for the 5k league and predict your time will take place in Dunne’s Bar later that evening and everyone is invited. Both winners will be kept secret until the night to add suspense!!

Kilmacthomas Juveniles Kilmacthomas Sympathy: We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to our Club Chairman Pat Keating on the recent death of his father. Cul Camp: Our Cul Camp will be held this year on July 14th - 18th in the GAA pitch. All children from 6 - 13 years are welcome. €55 per child. Membership: Membership is due for all players which is €20 per player for the year and covers insurance. Forms are available from coaches or from Ann Marie Hallahan.

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Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the A Hurling Cup to Lismore's Captain, Jordan Murphy. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Bunscoil Bothar na Naomh, Lismore who beat Ballymacarbry in the Western Primary Schools Allianz A Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

St. Mary’s, Dungarvan who beat Garranbane in the Western Primary Schools Allianz A Camogie final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the B Hurling Cup to Ballyduff's Captain Patrick Drislane. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Ballyduff who beat Tallow in the Western Primary Schools Allianz B Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Scoil Mhuire, Tallow who beat Glenbeg in the Western Primary Schools Allianz B Camogie final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Neil Moore, Chairperson Western Primary Schools presents the A Camogie Shield to St. Mary's [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] Captain, Niamh Curran.

Ballymacarbry beaten by Lismore in the Western Primary Schools Allianz A Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Tallow beaten by Ballyduff in the Western Primary Schools Allianz B Hurling final in Dungarvan GAA Grounds.

[Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Sean Prendergast, Western Primary Schools presents the A Camogie Cup to Tallow's Captain, Leanne Sheehan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]



Stradbally FOOTBALL LEAGUE We played De La Salle in the Senior Football League (Phelan Cup) last Monday evening in Graicedieu and came away with all the points. The final score was Stradbally 15 points, De La Salle 8 points. SENIOR LEAGUE We play Ballinacourty in the Senior Football league on Thursday evening in Stradbally at 7 p.m. JUNIOR FOOTBALL We play Ballinameela in the Junior Championship in Stradbally on Friday evening at 7 p.m. DUBLIN MARATHON Well done to Breda and Grainne Costelloe, Cess Hearne, Marcella Tobin, Denise and Shannon Power, and Sharon Coffey who took part in the Flora Mini Marathon last Monday in Dublin. All money raised will go to the Feileacain Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland U-14 TREAT IN SALLYFORT Our Under 14 County Champions were treated to a wonderful evening in Sallyfort Mini Farm last Wednesday evening, where everyone was fed with burgers, sausages, and chips. We would like to thank Dermot and Pearl O’Brien for the wonderful evening. SEAN AHEARNE CUL CAMP This year’s Cúl Camp is dedicated to the memory of Seán Ahearne who gave a lot of his time to the promotion of underage Football and Hurling in Stradbally G.A.A. club. The Camp begins on Monday, June 30th and finishes on Friday, July 4th. The camp is open to boys and girls from six years of age to thirteen years of age. The camp begins at 10.00 a.m. And finishes at 2 p.m.This year we also have a camp for boys and girls aged four and five years. This camp also begins at 10.00 a.m. And finishes at the earlier time of 12 noon. It will promote all Gaelic Games including Football, Hurling, Handball and Rounders. The cost is €55 for the first child, €45 second child and €40 third and fourth child. If you want any information please log on to or contact club co-ordinator Tomás Walsh. LADIES NOTES Exams: Best of luck to all those doing the Junior and Leaving Certificate in the coming weeks. Community Games Final: Stradbally girls are in the Community Games Final this Friday night as a result of a brilliant win against Ballymac. Venue and time not yet decided.

St. Patrick’s Patricks St. CARDS: 28/5/2014 Winners: Johanna Barron & Cora Kiely, Fr. Cooney and Michael Flynn. Lucky Table: Cait Quinlan & Bridget Flynn. Last Thursday was the last night of the cards in Coolnasmear Hall and they will re-commence again in October 2nd. Thanks to all our loyal card players throughout the year as ye contributed to the fundraising for the club. SUPER 10 - U-15 BOYS MUNSTER CLUB COMPETITION St. Pats assisted by Naomh Brid hosted the annual Super 10, U-15 Boys Munster clubs competition on Saturday last. The teams competing in this round were ourselves, Sacred Heart (Waterford City), Carrick Swans (Tipperary). St. Catherines from Cork could not field a team on the day. The competition is played 10 aside with 2 subs. We played Carrick Swans first this ended with a result of 2-6 to 1-1. We then played Sacred Heart and with a chance to qualify for the Munster Final. We played well securing some great scores and finishing outright winners 3-7 to 1-1. We now travel to Mallow on Saturday, 14th June to play in the Munster Final. The panel was Evan McKenna, Dan Booth, Reece Stringer, Jack Cullinan, Dylan McCarthy, Gavin Dalton, Sam Murphy Nix, Cillian Tobin, Michael Horgan, James Walsh and Cian Geary. Well done lads and best of luck in Mallow.

EXAMS Best wishes to all the boys and girls in the parish as they commence their exams this well. Hope they go well for ye. COMMUNION Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Scoil Naoimh Gobnait and Kilbrien who received their First Holy Communion recently. U-10/11 St. Pats U-10 & U-11 played Abbeyside and Dungarvan respectively last week and just got over the line in both. Training Monday nights for U-7 and Wednesday night for U-9, U-10, U-11 from 7 to 8.15 p.m.

Rathgormack U-13 COUNTY CHAMPIONS Rathgormack won the U-13 Co. Final, beating Clashmore by 2-10 to 1-5. This was another fine

performance from the boys. They went ahead early in the game with some excellent combination play and an exhibition of finishing, off the left and right foot, from Rónan Elliffe at centre half forward and Tom Walsh in midfield. James Power was heroic all over the pitch, dispossessing the attacking Clashmore players on several occasions and setting up attacks for himself and his fellow players. David Guiry gave an immense display in the full back line, lifting his team-mates with his bursts out of defence. Peter Walsh, in goal was soundness personified. Eoin Power was rock solid at centre half back and was well supported in defence by Cian White and Dylan McCarthy. Barry Power, at right half back, was a giant for the hour. In attack Seán Hennebry, Shane Curry and Laurence Hearne continued the great progress which they have made this year with excellent working off the ball and fine team-play. Once again, Jack Hickey showed why he will be a top player in the future, with his pace and his ability to take on his opponent. Reece O’Mahoney, Anthony Power and Gerard Hahessy made good contributions when introduced. Well done to the boys. Let’s keep improving and having fun. CÚL CAMPS 2014 County hurler Jake Dillon has been announced as the 2014 Ambassador. In a new departure Jake will be the county player visiting every camp in 2014. He will spend approx 2 hours at every camp with a mix of coaching, autographs, chatting to children etc at each of the camps. For the 11-13 year olds at the camps we are going to have some new additions to the camp programme. For this age group the focus some of the week will be on skill development, games and some specialist skills. These coaches will do some work with the 11-13 age groups in the camps. Hopefully, this will attract an increase in the 11-13 year olds at the camps. All bags this year are county coloured so we are getting white/blue bags in Waterford. To ensure children in the club get the kits/bag before end of school year they should be booked in no later than Friday, 13th June. SENIOR LEAGUE We played Clashmore last Tuesday night in the Senior League. Missing quite a few regulars we turned in a spirited performance and won out on a scoreline of Rathgormack 2-14; Clashmore 1-12. Team Eamonn Cahill, Ger Kirwan, Tony Power, Michael Crotty, Ciaran Fogarty, Padraig Larkin, David Connolly, Jason Curry, Jamie Kirwan, Liam Mulligan, Liam Walsh, Ronan Crotty, Stephen Kirwan, Paudie Whelan, Paul Drohan. Sub Shane Gough for Padraig Larkin.

Clonea Clonea MEMBERSHIP Still a few outstandings memberships. Rate is: Non players €30, Players €50, Players Under 21 and Minor €30. All players must be fully paid up members to play matches. RESULTS Our Juniors had a good win over De La Salle last Friday while our Intermediates earned a draw with Mount Sion last Saturday. CLONEA CAMOGIE TRAINING Camogie Training for all panels every Tuesday from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Reminder that if your child is attending school then she can come down to the pitch and play and enjoy the game of camogie. Please note girls must be attending school. CLONEA CAMOGIE SCRAP RECYCLING The Camogie Club Scrap recycling collection is drawing to a close. Please contact Kevin or Maurice for more information. JUVENILE BLOTTO No winner of our May Blotto draw. Numbers drawn were 3, 2, 5, 6, 4, 7 and 1. Consolation prizes to Marie Behan, Kilclooney €50, Ned Murphy, Ballydurn €25, James Butler, Munsboro, €25. Next draw is Sunday, June 29th and Jackpot is now €4,400 KELLOGGS SUMMER CAMP Bookings are now being taken for our Kelloggs Summer camp, which takes place from Monday, July 7th to Friday, July 11th. Cost is €50 per child with reductions for 2 or more children in a family. As demand is expected to be high we may not be taking applications on the day of the camp so please return application forms and fees to any of our coaches as soon as possible or contact Kevin on 086-2215401 for more details. WATERFORD SENIOR HURLERS Best of luck to the Waterford Senior Hurlers in their reply with Cork this coming Sunday in Thurles. Hopefully, there will be plenty local support there too.

Tramore SYMPATHY The Club has been greatly saddened by three deaths recently. Sincere sympathy to Charlie Ryan, our popular Sports and Social Manager, on the death of his beloved mother, Maura, in County Wexford. Also, to Bob Costello and family, Rocklands, Pond Road, on the death of his mother, Margaret. Bob, an excellent hurler and footballer, has given terrific service to the Club

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014

The Stradbally team who received a walk-over from Ballyduff Upper in the Division 3 U-14 Western Football Championship Final. [Rory Wyley]

since his teenage years and is currently working in England. Sympathy to the family of Liam Canavan, Carrig Ard, who has also died. Liam was a proud Dublin man, who also keenly followed the fortunes of Micheal MacCraith GAA Club and all the Deise teams. He was a lover of all things Irish, especially the language and music. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar a hanam dílis. HURLING Our Intermediate hurlers went down to Erins Own over the weekend and our Juniors had a good win over Ballyduff. Our U-12 Div 4 hurlers played a great game against Glenmore last Friday night, players to show well were Christopher Lanigan, Jonah Nyangasai, Aran Walsh, Darren Connor, James Power, Oisin Keating, Ruan Swanson, Craig Crowley, Jack Daniels and Josh Flynn with Josh getting a cracking goal from wide on the left wing, other scores came from Christopher, James and Craig. Our Div 1 team will be in action Tuesday this week against Dungarvan at home at 6.30. Our U-13 hurlers will be kicking off their campaign soon as well. CUL CAMP Tramore Kellogg's Gaa Cul Camps 18th 22nd of August, Tramore Gaa Club, 10 am - 2.30 pm Monday to Friday, €55 1st child, €45 2nd child, and €40 for 3rd and subsequent children. Contact Denise Connor 086-2470899 to book a place on the camp . This is a great camp, the largest by far in the County and is very well run and great value and fantastic fun, so book your place early to avoid disappointment. LITTLE WARRIORS Little Warriors is back, fun games for 3-6 yr olds in our Astroturf every Sunday at 10 am only €2 per child, max €5 per family. A fun introduction to Gaelic Games and more in a safe environment. CAMOGIE Tramore U14 girls will now go in to a playoff situation, meeting the winners of Modeligo and Portlaw this week, venue not known at time of going to press. Training for Junior Team (over 18’s !!!) on Tuesday, from 6 to 7.15 pm. Training for U-8’s, U-10’s, U-12’s on Wednesday, from 6 to 7 pm. Training for U-14’s, U-16’s, U-18’s on Thursday, from 8 to 9 pm. JUVENILE GOLF CLASSIC FUNDRAISER Its that time of year again, the Tramore Juvenile Club Golf Classic is taking place on Saturday the 14th of June, there are fantastic prizes available and a great days golf to be had at a very reasonable €20 a head. Teams of 4 €80, for a championship golf course. Just ring Tramore Golf Club on 051 386170 to book a time. Check out our facebook page "tramoregaaofficial" to see the poster and all the latest Tramore GAA news. DEISE DRAW We were delighted to hear that Niall Farrell, Tramore Garages, won the top prize of €10,000 in the May Deise Draw, held in Ardmore on Friday. Sean Brennan was the winning promoter and it was the second time in a few years that sold the winning ticket ticket. Terrific prizes to be won monthly, including a top prize of €10,000. Winners in the Local Members Draw were Josie Connors, Drumcannon, Pat Goodwin, Talbot Place and Johnny Dunphy, Fieldstone. John Flavin won the promoters prize. Tickets €10 per month can be got from Pat Cullen or Anne Bohan. In addition, there will be prizes of 2 AllIreland Hurling and Football Final tickets to be won in June and July draws. Thanks to all who support the Deise Draw. LOTTO The next draw takes place on Wednesday,

when the Jackpot will be €2,200. Tickets €2 each are on sale in the usual outlets. There was no winner of the €2,100 Jackpot in last Wednesday weeks draw. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 5 and 24. Lucky Dip winners of €40 each were Valerie Dunphy, Crobally Heights, Cathy Keoghan, 52 Bayview and Paddy Murray, Queen Street. Thanks to all who support the Lotto. BINGO In the Club every Monday at 8 pm. All are welcome. ASTROTURF AND HALL Open to Clubs and Children's Parties, bouncy castle available as well, for further information, contact our Sports and Social Manager, Charlie Ryan at 086-8232021. CORE PILATES & CIRCUIT TRAINING Circuits with John Frost on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. Pilates with Davy Wade on Thursday at 7.30 pm. €5 for each class and all are welcome. Great to see the mix of people attending these classes every week, Lords and Ladies, young and not so young. CARDS NIGHT Mary Halley, John Dunne and Liz Halley beat Eamonn McCormack, Nicky Grace and Ted Crowley. Friday draw winners were Noel Cullen and Bridget Cullen. Cards as usual on Friday at 9.30 pm and all are welcome. Recent Bonus Ball winners were Frankie Hughes and Kathleen Guiry. SCRAP METAL Can be left into the Club on Saturday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm. If you require items to be collected, please contact Billy Murray at 0868364996 or Martin O'Rourke at 086-3729438.

Geraldines Geraldines

HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP V MODELIGO We played Modeligo in Round two of the Junior Championship on Sunday afternoon. We played with the wind in the first half and gave a good account of ourselves. We got some fine scores from Matty O’Brien, Eamon Mernin, Stephen Hally and Stephen Kenefick. Ray Connery created a great goal opportunity just before half-time but his booted effort sailed over the bar when a goal seemed to be the more likely outcome. We also failed to convert enough of the frees awarded to us in the first half which meant that we went in at half time trailing by 0-8 to 0-10. Stephen Hally had a fine first half and his tussle with Tom Devine was well worth watching. Pat O’Donovan and Aidan Dwyer replaced Vinny O’Brien and Stevie Keane at half-time while Riki Fitzgerald had come on for the injured Jamie Landers after ten minutes. While we tried hard in the second half, Modeligo proved far too good for us and outscored us by 0-03 to 0-11 points. We struggled to get the ball beyond midfield and Modeligo found their range with easy from play and more especially from frees as our discipline dipped. They have a solid freetaker in Walsh and he landed 9 points from placed balls over the hour. Aidan Dwyer and Ray Connery scored points for us in the second half and Ray had another good goal chance after Pat O’Donovan put him in, but again we were unable to convert. Eric Kenefick made his debut in goals and had a very assured game, pulling off some super saves. Johnny Healy and Danny O’Keeffe also battle hard in the full back line while Eamon Mernin carried the ball well when we played against the wind. John Corkery also came on in the second half. Final score: Geraldines 0-11; Modeligo 0-21. We now turn our attention to Football as we meet the Brickey Rangers in our next outing. We

wish Jamie Landers a speedy recovery after he injured his ankle during the game. Team: E. Kenefick, D. O’Keeffe, J. Landers, J. Healy, S. Fitzgerald, B. Dwyer, J. Casey, M. O’ Brien, S. Hally, S. Keane, V.O’ Brien, E. Mernin, J. Maher, R. Connery, S. Kenefick. Subs: R. Fitzgerald, P’O Donovan, A. Dwyer, J. Corkery

KEN McGRATH ALL-STAR CHALLENGE MATCH The Ken McGrath All-Star Challenge Match takes place Friday, 27th of June at 7.30 in Walsh Park. Ken gave us many great days out during his playing career and never produced anything less than 100% in a Waterford jersey. Anyone who saw Ken play couldn’t but be inspired and now we have a chance to pay him back for the joy he gave us. Anyone with an appreciation for Waterford hurling should make their way to Walsh Park for what should be a great evening. DEISE DEVELOPMENT TICKETS Congratulations to Club Treasurer, Declan Sheridan, on winning €100 in the Deise Development Draw. Spend it wisely Declan! Contact any club member or Deise Draw Coordinator Donnacha Tobin at 0868533098 for details. ST. OLIVER’S L.G.F.A St. Oliver’s Under 14’s played Kilmacthomas in Ballinameela last Monday night. Our girls won 9-5 to 2-2. Well done girls. Best of luck to all our exam girls remember a great way to distress in getting out and kicking a ball! Good luck with the exams. Training will be in Geraldines GAA Pitch, Aglish on Friday from 6-7 pm. €2 per session and gum shields to be worn. Well done to Caoimhe Ahearne and Morgan Buckley both from St. Oliver’s who will participate in the 2014 Primary Go Games at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday 8th June at the Waterford V’s Cork game. If there is anything that you would like to have included in the notes, please contact me on 087 6495845.

Fourmilewater 45 CARD DRIVE RESULTS 23rd MAY, 2014 Winners: Jimmy Quinn and Michael Creed. Joint second: Michael Power and Richard Harte; Mary Ryan and Maurice Prendergast. Lucky tables x 2: Patsy O’Halloran and Ger Henebry; Pat Guiry and Mary Guiry. MINI LOTTO RESULTS No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were: 22, 23, 25. Next week’s jackpot €3,450. Match no. 2 winner: Nora Whelan, Nire. MINI LOTTO RESULTS One jackpot winner. Marian Ryan, Nire Road. Numbers drawn were: 5, 8, 17. Next week’s jackpot €300. 45 CARD RESULTS 30th MAY, 2014 Joint winners: Oliver O’Hara and Mary Murphy; Jim Phelan and Larry Ryan; Tom Kearney and Donald Fraher; Mai Kennedy and Nellie Nugent. Lucky tables x 2: Mem. Murphy and John Mangan; Chrissy Skehan and Martin Moore. JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP On Friday evening last and the Cappoquin venue our junior hurlers took on Tallow in the league style championship and won on a scoreline of Fourmilewater 2-14; Tallow 1-13. Team on the day: Kenneth Brazil; Alan McGrath, John O’Gorman, Sean Ryan; Oliver O’Gorman, Sean McGrath, Conal Mulcahy; J. P. Fitzgerald, Eamon Wall; Stephen Ryan, Craig Guiry, Gearoid Hearn; Michael O’Grady, Mark O’Connell, Keith Guiry. Subs: P. J. Fahey, Pa Meehan, Conor Tierney, Shane Mullins. Scorers: Craig Guiry 0-5, M. O’Connell 1-1, M. O’Grady 1-0, G. Hearn 0-3, J. P. Fitzgerald 0-3, Stephen Ryan 0-1, Eamon Wall 0-1.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


Ardmore Ardmore U-21 B COUNTY FINAL Last Wednesday night, our under 21's captured the B County Football title in an outstanding game played in Dunhill. The game was played in perfect conditions. We got off to a dream start with a goal from Micheal Cronin.This was quickly added to by another point before St. Mary's struck with a goal and a point of their own. Action swung from end to end end as both teams were intent on attack and St. Mary's went in to a six point lead before Ardmore reduced the deficit to a point before half-time mainly through the boot of Sean Barron and James Kennedy, the halftime score 3-4 to 1-9. St. Mary's started the second half the brighter team and extended their lead to three points. However, we never gave in and points from Sean Barron and Stephen Keating had us back level with less than five minutes on the clock. Our back line had tightened up at this stage and the introduction of our three subs gave us a fresh impetus. The turning point in the game came when the outstanding David Gartland got on the end of a fine move to burst through and score the winning goal. Excitement levels reached fever pitch as Ardmore defended for their lives and with the last kick of the game, Stephen Keating sealed a famous win for Ardmore. Every player on the panel played his part in bringing the County Title back to Ardmore this year. Best wishes to Seamus Keating and James Salmon who suffered injuries during the game. DEISE DRAW MAY 2014 The club had the pleasure of holding the draw at the Round Tower Hotel on Friday night last and although we did not have the big winner we did have one winner of €300. Lucky winner was Eilish Hurley from Cobh, Cork. Promoter Declan Barron. The club wishes to thank Aidan for Tea/Coffee and sandwiches. Also a big thank you to Declan O'Meara for his support of our Under 14 squad who shall be representing the club in Armagh in the Feile Finals. Next month’s draw shall be in Portlaw on Thursday, 26th June. ARDMORE GAA LOTTO May 26th, 2014 at The Round Tower Hotel. No winner of the €10,000 Jackpot. The numbers drawn on May 26th were 2, 10, 14, 21. Five winner of €20 each were: John Quinn, c/o Quinns Shop; Adrian O'Donnell, c/o John O'Donnell; Paddy Mac, c/o John O'Donnell; Catherine O'Sullivan, c/o Quinns Shop; Declan Lombard, c/o Grange Post Office. THE PASSING OF OUR CHAIRMAN JOE O'BRIEN The sad news filtered through the Club and parish on the afternoon of Friday, May 23rd, 2014 that our Club Chairman and life-long member, Joe had passed away. For the past twelve months, Joe had been battling his illness with such great courage and determination. Up to a few weeks ago, Joe travelled down from his home in Midleton to chair our monthly meeting and travelled to Walsh Park to see our senior hurlers take on Ballygunner. Despite feeling unwell, he worked hard at the position of Club Chairman to the very end. Joe was a native of Monea, Ardmore and faced challenges at a young age but accepted what life dealt to him. Over thirty years ago, he met his wife Mary and began his life in Midleton. Joe and Mary become parents to Alan and in most recent years, they welcomed their two grandchildren into the world. Joe was elected as Chairman three and a half years ago after spending seventeen years as Vice Chairman. He was involved in every aspect of the Club such as club development, team mentor, pitch bookings, etc. He also helped out the Divisional Boards with gate collections at the Ardmore pitch. At almost every adult training session during the season, Joe would be present travelling from Midleton to see how things were going. He also supported our Juvenile teams regularly. One of the most proudest Club GAA moments for Joe was our Intermediate hurling team being promoted back to the senior ranks last season and our participation in the first round of the Munster Club championship. He was also a proud Ardmore man travelling to see the County hurlers especially when the Club had players involved. A minute’s silence was observed before the start of the Cork vs Waterford Munster Senior Hurling game in Thurles last weekend. As a mark of respect, our County U-21B final was re-scheduled and a victory ensued last Wednesday night. Club members and players including our juvenile club, formed a guard of honour as Joe's remains were removed from Midleton to Ardmore on the Sunday evening. Joe was laid to rest on Monday following 11 am mass in Ardmore Church where Vice Chairman Declan Hennessy gave a lovely eulogy on Joe's life. I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary; son Alan; daughter-in-law Lisa; grandchildren, sister Patricia along with the extended family. A great Clubman, he will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace.

The Brickey Rangers team after their win over Kilrossanty in the Division 2 U-14 Western Football Championship Final, sponsored by Lawlor’s Hotel.

Colligan Emmetts WESTERN JHC (INTER ATT.) GROUP 2, RD. 2 Brickey Rangers 2-12; Colligan Rockies 1-9. Our Junior attached hurlers faced Brickey Rangers in the second round of the Western Championship at the Abbeyside venue last Saturday evening (May 31st). Brickey Rangers made the early running as they raced into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead. A Maurice Butler goal got us off the mark and began to come more and more into it, as we trailed by 1-7 to 1-3 at half-time. An early Tom Kiely point upon the resumption reduced the deficit to a goal. Brickey Rangers responded with a goal from a penalty five minutes later and this proved a crucial score in the game. They added two more points to further stretch the lead before we responded with three quick fire points in succession through Tom Kiely (twice) and Maurice Butler. Brickey’s who had that little bit extra saw out the game with some late points, Niall Browne and Pa McGrath had our remaining scores as Brickey’s held on for a deserved victory but they were made to work for the win by a battling performance from our lads who never gave up. Team: Kenny Walsh, John Nick Dunford, Stephen Ryan, John Flynn, Johnny Kiely, Brian Flynn, Bryan Fraher, Stephen McGrath (0-1), Benny Hickey, Sean Browne, Tom Kiely (0-3), Pa McGrath (0-3), Michael Ryan, Maurice Butler (1-1), Tomás Flynn. Subs: Niall Browne (0-1) for M. Ryan, Eddie McGrath for J.N Dunford, John Walsh for T. Flynn

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE The Western Junior (Premier) football Championship will resume next week, our next game is a 3rd round fixture against Tallow on Thursday, June 12th in Cappoquin, throw-in at 7:30 pm, the Fixture in full is as follows: please Note Official notice Fixture For Your Club: Peil Soisear Premier: Na h-Emmetaigh V Tulach An Iarainn at Ceapach Chuinn 7.30 pm Thursday, 12th June. Reitoir: P. Breathnach. BEST OF LUCK The club would like to wish our own club man Colin Dunford the very best of luck with the Waterford senior hurlers on Sunday afternoon next as they face Cork in the Munster QuarterFinal replay in Semple Stadium, throw-in at 3:30 pm. Up the Deise! KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND CLG An Coilligeán / Na h-Emmetigh would like to wish Waterford & Mount Sion legend Ken McGrath a speedy recovery after his recent operation. After consultation with the McGrath Family, a committee has been formed to set up and administer “The Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund”. Ken, a former All Star and Waterford Hurling Great is recovering from a serious heart operation which will involve a lengthy rehabilitation process with considerable financial implications. With that in mind, the committee, in conjunction with the GPA Past Players Advisory Board, Mount Sion, Club Déise, County Board and Former County Players, have decided to hold a benefit match on Ken’s behalf in Walsh Park on Friday, 27th June at 7:30 p.m. The Match will feature a Leinster selection versus a Munster selection with a strong Waterford involvement. The Munster Team will be managed by the one and only Davy Fitzgerald, with the Leinster Team managed by the legendary Brian Cody. Anyone looking to purchase tickets for the game please contact Roger Casey ASAP on 086 – 4003167. We would ask everyone in the club to please support this very worthy cause. For further details

on the event, please view the “Ken McGrath All Star Challenge” page on Facebook.

Cois Cois Bhride Bhride Sponsored by Cunningham's Hardware, Tallow CÚL CAMP Cois Bhride Cul Camp is on in Tallow from August 11th - 15th. The details are on the Cul Camp Website. Lena McCarthy is the co-ordinator. Forms will be distributed to the schools and can be returned to Lena. Alternatively parents can register on the cul camp website. Cost is €55, €45 second child etc. For the 11-13 year olds at the camps there will be some new additions to the cul camp programme. There will be a number of inter county players (male and female Hurling/Football) working as coaches along with some Development Squad coaches who will do some work with the 11-13 age groups. For this 11-13 age group there will be a focus some of the week on skill development, games and some specialist skills. U-8 &U-9 HURLING Training continues on Friday evening for the U-8 & U-9 at 6.30. U-7 HURLING Training continues on Friday evening for the U-7 at 6.30. CLUB MEMBERSHIP Final reminder to those that haven't paid their yearly membership. Membership can be paid to our Treasurer Aidan Ryan or any juvenile team mentor.

Kill WELL DONE Well done to Roisin Kirwan, daughter of Peter Kirwan and Freda Kirwan and Mackenzie Ni Dubhghaill daughter of Suzanne O'Regan who played in the Primary game last Sunday week, in Thurles before the drawn Waterford v Cork match. A proud day for all concerned, and let’s hope it's a day they will remember. CLUB LOTTO The jackpot worth €7,560 wasn't won at last Monday nights draw (26th May) in Dunphys bar, but it came oh so close to being won. Jenny Kiely, New Houses, Kill, had 3 of the 4 numbers draw and so has the consolation of winning €50. The numbers drawn in this occasion were 3, 18, 21, 23. Next week’s lotto draw is in Kirwan’s. JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Well done to all the Kill lads on helping Fenor to gain a facile first round victory over St. Paul’s last Friday night, 30th May, in Walsh Park. Leading by 0-8 to 0-3 at half-time the lads took off in the second half as two David Burns goals paved the way over a spirited Lisduggan outfit to run out victors on a shoreline of Fenor 2-20; St. Paul’s 0-4. EASTERN FOOTBALL LEAGUE We are due to play Round 6 of the league this Friday night, 6th June, in Rathgormack against the home team. The game has a 7:30 pm throwin. Please support. DEISE DRAW We had no joy in Ardmore last Friday night, 30th May, as the second draw for 2014 took place. Still with seven draws remaining we hope our luck changes, starting with the June draw which takes place on Thursday, 26th June and is hosted by the Portlaw club. KEN McGRATH REHABILITATION FUND

Like all clubs we have tickets for the above worthy cause available to any one who's interested in attending or supporting the night in Walsh Park on Friday, 27th June. Tickets are €10 and got be for from the chairman or secretary. ST. MARY'S JUVENILES U-21 County Final: For the second year in a row our u-21 footballers suffered heartbreak as Ardmore edged us in a pulsating county final in Dunhill last Wednesday evening, 27th May. It was a game that was their for the taking but we didn’t avail of our scoring opportunities when they came our way and ultimately we paid the prize. We got off to a poor start and trailed by 4 points inside the opening 5 minutes but gradually we warmed to the task. Three goals in the opening half (Shane Dwan 2 goals and Finbarr Power) gave us a 3-4 to 1-9 half-time lead. Midway through the secondary half we had stretched the lead to 3 points but missed a few scoreable chances (as we were dominating possession) that might have pushed us over the line. Eventually, Ardmore got their purple patch and with 5 mins remaining they had tied the game up. Moments later they goaled, and try as we might we couldn't find an equalizer. With time running out they got an insurance point to leave the full time score St. Marys 3-7; Ardmore 2-14. The teams was:- Brendan Murphy, Ger Kirwan, Conor Flynn, Nick Halley, Fionn Buckley, Jona Fenton, Ml. J. Queally, Michael Harney, Niall Queally, Stevie Connors, Shane Dwan, Kevin Halley, Luke Foran, Finbarr Power, Dylan Power. Subs uses:- Ross Kiely and Brian Walsh.

Once again well done to all the players for reaching a county final and thanks to the management team of Conor Hennessy, Andy Hubbart, John Roche, and finbarr Buckley for their time and support. U-14 Hurling: We opened our campaign against Sacret Heart last Monday night 26th May, with defeat. A good allround display wasn't enough as we went down on a 5-6 to 4-0 shoreline. U-10 Hurling: Our U-10's also played Sacret Heart last week, however they came away with a win to keep our unbeaten record for the year intact. A strong panel of 17 players attended with all getting game time as we won 3-4 to 1-0. U-12 Hurling: Our final game in the city league for our U-12's saw us travel to Dunhill to take on Na Gaeil knowing we needed a win to have any chance of topping the table. After an exciting game we took the 2 points on a 3-5 to 3-3 scoreline, however, KIlmacow won their game also and top the table leaving us to fill the runners-up berth. Again well done to all especially to mentors Dan Delaney and Martin Allen for their time and dedication to this bunch of lads.

Naomh Brid UNDER 8 Play and Stay Leagues for the under 8’s will begin on Monday, June 16th. The first two weeks are Hurling, next two are football. All games will be played in Nire-Fourmilewater starting at 7 p.m. Naomh Brid have two teams entered so every child will get games. UNDER 10 On Saturday we travelled to Ballyduff Upper for Under 10 hurling tournament. On a lovely sunny day we had three games to play. The boys worked hard and improved with each game ending up with a good win over Ballygunner (B). The host club had goodie bags for each child after the games so all were happy going home. UNDER 11 The Under 11 team will have the last game in

[Rory Wyley]

their group next Friday against Abbeyside. This game is in Touraneena with throw-in at 7 p.m. UNDER 12.HURLING The game versus St. Olivers has to be re-scheduled. Next week we are to play The Brickeys in Touraneena on Friday night. CÚL CAMP 2014 This years Cúl Camp is in Bohadoon from July 21st to July 25th. Camp Co-Ordinator is Mary Fahey (087 2813935).

Ballysaggart CLUB LOTTO This week’s numbers were 9, 11, 23 and 28. No jackpot winners. €20 weekly prize winners are Eileen Daly, Kitty Carey and Jane O’Brien. Next week’s jackpot €2,375 and draw takes place on Tuesday, June 3rd. INTERMEDIATE ATTACHED The game fixed for this weekend against Abbeyside has been refixed for the weekend of June 14th/15th in Cappoquin due to the Waterford v. Cork replay this Sunday. INTERMEDIATE TEAM NEWS Our intermediate team have played a number of important challenges in the run up to the next championship matches. This weekend they take part in the Erins Own tournament. STATE EXAMS We wish the best of luck to all in the area who are sitting Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams which start this Wedenesday.

Naomh Chartaigh Juveniles Naomh Chartaigh (Lismore/ Ballysaggart Juvenile GAA) UNDER 14 HURLING Our under 14s played Mount Sion on Monday evening, May 26th and were beaten by three points. They went to An Rinn the following Wednesday and put on a fine display of hurling in this match and came away with a win on the final whistle. CÚL CAMPS 2014 Reminder to return Cúl Camp reg forms to the schools or register on line if preferred. Contact Marie on 087 7979513 or Nora on 085 7309471 if any queries in relation to this matter. Our next committee meeting is on this Wednesday, June 4th at 8 pm in the club house. On the agenda for planning will be the Mary Pratt u-10 hurling tournament which is been held on Saturday, June 14th.

Tallow SPONSORED BY McGRATH'S PHARMACY, TALLOW CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Liam and Clare Walsh, Kilcalf, Tallow, who won €200 in the Deise Draw recently and also to Bridie Martin who won €100 in the same draw. Tickets are on sale from David O’Brien, Deise Draw co-ordinator. WATERFORD v. CORK Anybody who has ordered tickets for Waterford v. Cork please contact Runai Lindsay Murphy. With the advent of a replay it is now unknown when the club championship will restart but it is unlikely to be before August. The case for extra time to be played in early provincial championship games is now overwhelming with the knock-on effect of a replay now very evident.




Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


Lovely conditions for running at the Friary College

Medal winners in the girls under 11 relay for big schools at the Western Primary Schools Sports Final 2nd Glenbeg; 1st Ardmore and 3rd St. Marys.

Medal winners in the boys under 10 relay for big schools at the Western Primary Schools Sports Final 2nd Abbeyside; 1st St. Josephs and 3rd Garranbane.

THE Minnie’s Fit4Life running league round 6 saw another great turn-out and it’s great to see that more and more are signing up to take part and as we always say it’s never too late to come along and join in the fun. It takes place in the Friary College on Tuesday nights and we are fast approaching the final night so please come along and it will set you up for the rest of the summer leagues and before long you will be super fit! The league starts at 7 p.m. with registration taking place at 6.45 p.m. you can choose from 1, 2, 3 or 4 laps of the college grounds so there is something for everyone. See you out there! ONE LAP For the second week in a row Conor Coleman took on the speedy 1 lap and completed the 1.2 miles in 8.04 minutes with John Foley coming in second spot in 9.19 while Emma Cagney also swopped to the 1 lap this week completing the course in 10.38. Well done to all 6 runners in the 1 lap this week and keep up your efforts for the next few weeks.

TWO LAPS The two lap runners were not to be outdone by the one -lappers and many of them also greatly improved their times. In the absence of Sean Dwyer and Aoife Hamilton this week we had a new winner in the 2 lap distance this week with Gerry Cummins taking the honours in 17.40 while Micheal Moynihan took second spot in 18.21. Ann Quinn (19.31) is consistency personified and always runs under 20 minutes here as does Paula Reddy (19.51). Diana Chizhikova (20.18) too is edging closer to the 20 minute barrier and should get there before this league finishes and well done to the 3 lap ladies who swopped to the 2 laps this week: Claire Meehan (26.51), Deirdre Hahesy (26.52) and Irene Dee (26.53). Well done to all the 2 lappers you have 6 good weeks running under your belts which will really stand to you all. THREE LAPS Yevgeniy Chizhikov made it 6 wins from 6 outings here and has already secured the Minnies Fit4Life 3 Lap title for

2014 as he cannot now be caught. Yev’s time this week was 22.35. It took Yev 4 weeks to break the 23 minute barrier but now Yev is heading down towards 22 minutes and may well conquor this before the league is over. Niamh O’Donovan (26.44) was in second place once again and showed no ill effects from her first triathalon in Valencia the previous Sunday while Brid Veale (28.18) is really running well at the moment and is improving with each outing. Well done to Nuala Hogan (30.22) who is edging closer to 30 minutes and indeed well done to all 9 participants in the 3 lap league. FOUR LAPS Tom Leahy led home the 4 lappers again this week in a time of 28.59 with second spot going to Johnny O’Connor in 30.42. Ray Hahesy had perhaps his fastest time in the Friary for 4 laps last Tuesday night and would have been delighted to have seen 30.59 on the clock. Colin Lyons (32.01) was hampered by injury for a while back but is coming into great form at the moment and

will surely dip under 32 minutes next week. Well done to newcomers to the league Peter Cunningham (34.01), Aisling Horgan (39.00) and Claire Twomey. A special mention for Rose Power (39.03) who is running this league on her own each week and showing great determination. Well this week it really paid off as she had her fastest night of the league so far by well over a minute, so well done Rose. Well done to all the 4 lappers and remember if you can run the 4 laps in the Friary you will have no problem tackling any of the 5 mile courses in the Ger Wyley/Skins Summer Seriers. Full details on the series and all runs organised by West Waterford A.C. can be found on THANKS Thanks to the St. Augustine’s College for permitting the league to be held on their grounds and of course to all the crew, Liam, Shirley and Sharon who help with the smooth running of the league and James who supplies us with the water each week.

Club Snippets … COMMITTEE MEETING Our senior club monthly committee meeting will be held tomorrow Thursday, 5th June in Minnie’s Bar at 8.30 pm. SYMPATHY West Waterford Athletic Club extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Johnny Hamilton, 11, Boreenatra, Dungarvan and Marie Gregan, Tramore, Co. Waterford who passed to their eternal rewards. May they rest in peace. RUNNING QUOTE. Keeping my eye on today is about all I'm capable of. And today, I think I'll go for a run.

Medal winners in the boys under 12-800 metres for small schools at the Western Primary Schools Sports Final 2nd Sean Ronayne, Carriglea; 1st Liam Urmholtaigh, Bhaile Mhic Airt and 3rd Conor Browne, Carriglea.

Finisk Valley AC athletes who won medals in the Waterford count championships at the RSC Waterford.

Finisk Valley AC success

West Waterford AC boys under 11 team who finished 3rd in the relay at the County Championships.

THE club travelled to Waterford RSC for Day 2 of the Waterford county championships; all the athletes enjoyed the day out and represented the club very well, the club took home 9 medals on the day. Over the two days of the Waterford county championships the club took home a total of 22 Medals, which is a great achievement for a new cub in the county. Henry Griffin has the star of the day for the Finisk Valley, Henry won the Boys U14 High Jump with a PB of 1.35m, Henry also finishing 3rd in both the hurdles and Long Jump. Morgan Buckley had a good High Jump finishing 3rd. Thanks to Nik Raicevic in his dedication in coaching the high jump. Corey Scanlan had a good run finishing 3rd in the boysU9 200m final. New comer Sean Foley threw well to finish 3rd in the boys U15 shot putt. In the Senior Men, Shane Scanlan finished 1st in the Hammer Throw, 2nd in the Shot Putt, Nik Raicevic finished 3rd in the Shot Putt. Congratulations to all the athletes who travelled to Waterford and thanks to all the parents who travelled to support. Any children in our community who are interested running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela community pitch/hall, training times are Wednesday & Friday evenings from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Kevin Kennelly 2nd man home at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k is presented with his prize by sponsor Shamie Skehan.

First Junior Lady Ciara Burke is presented with her prize by Seamie Skehan at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k.

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19th Annual Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored Touraneena 5K ON the busy West Waterford AC yearly road running calendar of events, the Touraneena 5k is one that most supported events year in year out. Organised by a dedicated group of local members of the Touraneena Racquetball club the event once again really lived up to its very high standard last Friday night. Indeed, it was almost a record turnout of runners with 203 finishers recorded, this was only bettered once and that was in 2011 when we had 209 finishers, so a deserving 2nd largest turnout ever for the event which is just rewards for the sponsors and organisers in Touraneena. Speaking of sponsors all involved would like to sincerely thank Seamie and Breda Skehan who came on board this year and kindly sponsored the event. The weather played an important part also as conditions were ideal for the walkers and runners who took part. The organisers of this event in Touraneena once again left no stone unturned in their efforts with the course well marked and arrowed and the village itself was looking supreme as is always the case. Special mention here to Linda Skehan and Laurence McCarthy for their ongoing organisation of the race along with a great band of helpers too numerous to metion. A sincere thank you to all those involved with the catering, a fabulous spread was provided for all and each year we look forward so much to that treat of Strawberries and Ice cream. Thanks to the Community Centre for providing the use of the centre for the entries, race presentation and, of course, for the food post race; thanks to all the stewards and Garda at the various junctions and at the start and finish of the race and thanks also to our own crew on van duty and those for looking after the entries and results, efficient as ever. Once again the Civil Defence were on duty and our thanks especially to Michael Power of Power Fencing who again this year sponsored the civil defence ambulance. Thanks to Seamie Skehan who presented the winners with their prizes and was on hand to present the various winners with their prizes and to our master of ceremonies Marie Power who did a splendid job on the mike. Finally, our thanks to Ger Wyley sports and SKINS for sponsoring the series once again this year. DAVID RYAN MAKES AMENDS FOR LAST YEAR It was an ideal evening for the race Friday, absolutely perfect in fact. The 19th Annual running of the event got under way at

Seamie Skehan presents race winner David Ryan with his prize at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k. 8 sharp and from the starters gun Clonmel’s David Ryan who finished 2nd in the event last year raced into the lead on the down hill section, going through the village and passing the 1k mark David clocked a time of 3.20, by this mark it could be said the race was at his mercy as he was some 60 metres clear of the chasers. David’s next kilometre split was clocked at 3.30, he recorded a split of 3.15 for the 3rd and the Clonmel man was flying at this stage drawing further away from the filed behind. He was driving hard up the incline as he approached the finish in the Village and crossed the chip timing matt in 16.08 to claim a great win and making up somewhat for his 2nd placing in the race in 2013 when he recorded a time of 16.22. A deserving winner it has to be said and a popular one at that too. David has had a great affair with this race and its interesting to look at his times over the past few years in 2011 he ran a time of 17.15 in 2012 he finished 5th in 16.50 and last year 2nd in 16.22 and, of course, his fastest time and best finishing place was this year so a big congratulations to David on his win and his improvement over the years with dedication and hard work paying off. There was a great battle for the runner up position between Kevin Kenneally and Tom Bennett with only 3 seconds separating the two at the line, on this occasion it took a personal best time of 16.45 from Kevin to squeeze out Tom who had to settle for 3rd with a time of 16.48. Well done to both boys on a great spirited battle. The 0/40 category victory went to Peter Duggan St. Josephs AC 17.37 Peter also won this category in 2013 and was just 8 seconds slower than his time last year, Waterford’s Jim Baldwin took the over 45 category in 18.02 and Derek Nolan Clonmel AC was the easy winner of the over 50 category with a very fast 17.51.

The over 60 category went to world masters 800 meters champion Joe Gough in a time of 18.38. The junior prize was won by a very good up and coming young West Waterford athlete Liam Reilly whose time of 18.09 finishing 17th overall. Winner of the prize for first local male runner to finish this year went to Mikey Boyle. Well done to all our prize winners. MEN’S RESULTS 1st David Ryan, Clonmel AC 16.08 2nd Kevin Kenneally, West Waterford AC 16.45 3rd Tom Bennett, IND 16.48 0/40 Peter Duggan, St. Joseph’s AC 17.37 0/45 Jim Baldwin, Waterford AC 18.02 0/50 Derek Nolan, Clonmel AC 17.51 0/60 Joe Gough, West Waterford AC 18.38 Junior Liam Reilly, West Waterford AC 18.09 MARTINA O’DWYER IN SPARKLING FORM The ladies race much like the men's was won by an athlete who from the starting line pushed quite a fast pace through the village drawing clear of the field. Carrick AC’s Martina O’Dwyer claimed her 3rd win of the series having also won this years Butlerstown 4 miler and the Waterford to Tramore race last month. Martina’s winning time in Touraneena was an excellent 18.04. Sinead Mansfield who has already won 2 races in this year’s series namely the Ballinroad 5k and Ardmore 5 last week was to settle for 2nd this time out Sinead finished in a time foe 18.49. It’s shaping up to be a real interesting summer series in the ladies section already with Sinead and Martina neck and neck at this stage with 5 races completed. Clonmel’s Aine Roche took 3rd in 19.29. Aine had finished in this same position at the inaugural Ballinroad 5k the first race of the series. The category prizes saw a clean sweep for West Waterford AC athletes with the over 35 cat-

egory going to the much improving Mary Dyer with a time of 22.53. Brigid Coffey took the over 40 prize in a time of 22.55 an excellent run from Brigid, Irene Clarke ran a superb time clocking 21.32 to take the over 45 category and Josie Ui Chirrin was once again on the winners rostrum when claiming first over 50 in 23.47, the first junior was Ciara Burke with a time of 22.33.Ciara is really enjoying her running at present and it was nice to see her among the prize winners in Touraneena. The first lady local finisher was Claire Fitzpatrick 24.36, well done to all our lady runners on the night. LADIES RESULTS 1st Martina O’Dwyer, Carrick AC 18.04 2nd Sinead Mansfield, West Waterford AC 18.49 3rd Aine Roche, Clonmel AC 19.29 0/35 Mary Dyer, West Waterford AC 22.53 0/40 Brigid Coffey, West Waterford AC 22.55 0/45 Irene Clarke, West Waterford AC 21.32 0/50 Josie Ui Chuirrin, West Waterford AC 23.47 Junior Ciara Burke, IND 22.33 MARCELLA TOBIN WINS 10th ANNUAL ANN POWER MEMORIAL TROPHY The walk which was got under way at 7.30 from the community hall and was well supported once again this year with just under 80 local children and adults taking part in the event which was being held for the 10th year in memory of one of the founders of the race the late Anne Power. As with other years the event was held in the fun predict your time for the distance style which means that the walker who completed the course closet to his or her predicted time was the winner and this year this accolade went to Marcella Tobin. The second placed walker was Sean Condon and Rosin Connors was 3rd. Well done to so many of the locals who supported the walk it was great to see such a great crowd. Our thanks to young Dylan Phelan who presented the various prizes for the walk on behalf of the Power family to all the winners. Michelle now joins the list of previous winners of the walk, Mike Kearns, Valerie Power, Yvonne Sheehan, Bernie Gleeson, Conor Tobin, Ailbhe Foley, Emma Whelan and Joey Connors. Michelle Power. Our thanks to the organisers of the walk on the night. SUZANA MALIKOVA VOUCHER WINNERS The winners of the Suzana Malikova Sports Massage vouchers for the Touraneena 5k were Sandra Prendergast and Mossie Keogh. Our thanks go to Zuzana for donating these prizes to the

summer series. Suzana is available for sports Massage at the Alternative Health Clinic in Abbeyside, 0871218721 for appointment. TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO JOIN THE SERIES The deadline for entering the summer series is fast approaching. Entry to the series will close after the Dromana race which is June 20th Entry to the series is separate to the races; it costs €5 and can be paid at any of the races up to and including the Dromana race. You must do 6 races of the series and you will get a €30 voucher and you will qualify to be included in the draw to celebrate the 20th year of the series where a lucky winner will be awarded a very special prize. CELEBRATING THE 20th YEAR WITH A VERY SPECIAL PRIZE With it being a very special year this year in the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS summer series, It’s the 20th year of the event, and to mark the occasion the club will have a very special prize on offer at the end of the series for a lucky participant, The prize will be raffled among all runners who join the series and run 6 of the 11 races. This draw will take place on the final night the GSK 5. If your not in you can’t win and it’s worth winning.?? NEXT RACE IN SERIES 13th ANNUAL OLD STILL BAR CLASHMORE 5 Next race in the series is the Old Still Bar Clashmore 5 on Friday, June 13th at 8 pm. The 6th race of the series. Please note this year we are back to usual traditional race course this year after having to change due to road repairs 2013. Entries will be taken at the Old Still Bar from 7 o’clock onwards and it’s also the venue for the refreshments and prize-giving after the race. The entry fee is the only €5 this year for West Waterford AC organised events (where else would you get it) with prizes in the usual categories. Course record: Pauline Lambe, Tullamore AC 29.45 (2010). Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC 24 .58 (2007).

Dylan Phelan presented the trophy on behalf of the Power family to Sean Condon who finished 2nd in the 10th Annual Ann Power Memorial Walk at the Touraneena 5k last Friday evening.

First local Lady home at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k Claire Fitzpatrick is presented with her prize by sponsor Seamie Skehan.

First local man home at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k Mikey Boyle who is presented with his prize by sponsor Shamie Skehan.

Eddie and Ray run Tullaroan half CLUB members were in action last Saturday in Co. Kilkenny at the Tullaroan half marathon, well done to Ray Burke on his 18th placing in the race with a time of 1.42.01 and likewise to Eddie Doran who finished 42nd with a time of 1.55.22.Eddie is well on his way with his quest to have a medal from races in all 32 counties of Ireland, we will keep you posted on his progress.

Overall Ladies winner at the Seamie and Breda Skehan sponsored 19th Annual Touraneena 5k Martina O'Dwyer is presented with her prize by sponsor Seamie Skehan.



West Waterford Golf & Country Club Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343.E-mail: Website: COMPETITION RESULTS Captain’s Prize 2014 – Mr. Bertie Hallahan 1st. Tomas Curran (18) – 138, 2nd. Luke Swayne (12) – 139, 3rd. Fintan Gee (19) – 142, 4th. Joe Moran (11) – 143 b9, 5th. Tom Galvin (15) – 143. 1st Gross: Conor Morrissey (5) – 156, 2nd. Eoin Conway (4) – 158, 3rd. Daniel Burke (6) – 161. Cat 1. Mark O’Sullivan (8) – 148, Cat 2. Pat Higgins (12) – 144, Cat 3. John Flynn (16) – 144, Cat 4. Noel Murray (21) – 147. Best Nett 1st 18 Martin Morris (10) – 65, Best Nett 2nd 18. Donal O’Brien (17) -69, Best Gross 1st 18. Luke Cummins (3) – 76, Best Gross 2nd 18. Richard Hyde (6) – 80. Past Captain. John Keane (14) -145, Guest Kieran Gleeson. CSS: Friday 71, Saturday 72, Sunday 72. Club Competition Monday, 2nd June – 18 hole stableford 1st. Brian Cashman (15) – 39 pts, 2nd. Luke Cummins (3) – 38. CSS: 35. High Handicap Tuesday, 27th May 1st. Percy Walsh (18) 34 pts, 2nd Matthew McCarthy (21) 35 pts, Guest Sean Drohan (10) 33 pts. Al Eile Qualifier Wednesday, 28th May 1st

Eoin Conway (5) 41 pts, 2nd Philip Coffey (6) 39 pts, Extra Qualifier Clive Cooney (8) 38 pts, Gross Patrick O’Riordan 31 pts. CSS 37. FIXTURES Tuesday, 3rd June – High Handicap Competition. Wednesday, 4th June – Al Eile Qualifier 18 hole stableford. Friday 6th/Saturday, 7th June – Friary Handball Classic. Saturday, 7th/Sunday 8th. June – Club Competition 18 hole stableford. CAPTAIN’S PRIZE 2014 We had a record entry for Bertie Hallahan’s Captain’s Prize last weekend. Proceedings got underway on Friday afternoon in ideal weather conditions with Tomas Curran setting the pace with a brilliant 67, closely followed by Eoin Conway on 70. Saturday saw a continuation of the sunshine and a full timesheet from 8am. Martin Morris (10) posted a magnificent 65 to lead the qualifying field with 5 more players returning scores in the sixties. The top 65 qualified for Sunday’s final round with at least 15 players in contention for the coveted prize.

DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB Tel. Office 058-43310, Fax. 058-44113, Pro Shop 058-44707. Website:; Email: RESULTS Another eventful week at the club. The course is in superb condition with members and visitors alike enjoying the fine weather. Two of our members demonstrated how easy the game can be when you don’t have to putt. Popular member Patsy Horsom holed a 5 iron recently for an albatross 2 at the sixth in the Gold Coast and not to be outdone, Eddie Elstead made a hole in one on the eight last Thursday to scoop all the “twos”. Another busy week is in prospect with “Fiver Friday” proving very popular where members and visitors pay five euro to play in a rumble. And over the weekend our Lady Captain Margaret presents her Captain’s Prize. We wish all competitors the very best of luck. Lady Captain Margaret is a native of Dublin but has made her home in the Deise. A successful businesswoman and farmer Margaret is a woman of many talents. She studied Agricultural Science in UCD and worked for a time in farming while also writing for "The Farmers Journal". She met and married Pat and they moved to Kilrossanty where

they reside with their daughter Anne who recently qualified as a veterinary surgeon. Margaret subsequently studied auctioneering and together with Pat run the very successful business Harty Auctioneers. Margaret is a very keen sportswoman. She is a founder member and former president of the hockey club where she impressed the members for many years with her high level of skill. Currently she is very involved in coursing and has enjoyed much success in that sport also. Margaret is a golfer of note and has always been a great supporter of Dungarvan Golf Club. She has represented Dungarvan in the ILGU leagues on a number of occasions. She won Maeve Morrissey’s Captain’s prize in 2012 an achievement which is attained by very few golfers. Margaret has been on a number of Ladies Committees in Dungarvan Golf Club she brings this wealth of experience to her role of Lady Captain. Her knowledge as an agronomist is of considerable value during all discussions on maintenance and further development of the course.

Luke Swayne who finished in 3rd place last year was going well until he had a bit of misfortune on the 17th hole. Tomas Curran who played steady golf throughout both rounds held his nerve to card a 71 for a 2 round total of 138 and became the winner of the 2014 Captain’s Prize. The presentation took place in a crowded clubhouse with family, friends, and male and female members out in strength to support our hard working captain. Well done Bertie. GARY HURLEY Gary Hurley finished 3rd in East of Ireland Championship on Level rounds 74, 70, 72, 72 at Baltray, Co. Louth. THE 14th ANNUAL FRIARY HANDBALL GOLF CLASSIC The 14th annual Friary Handball Golf Classic takes place at West Waterford golf club on Friday/Saturday, June 6th/7th. 4 Person Team, any combination. €120 per team. Junior Scramble on 6th/7th June – Team of 3. €30 per team. Ring the office at 058 43216 or Brother Spring at 087 7576285 for timesheet. BELVEDERE TROPHY Our team put up a brave fight in Faithlegg on Wednesday last to half the tie 1 at 2 ⁄2 matches each. We had a putt on 18 to send the overall tie to sudden death but failed to convert the chance. This was a great away performance by the team and well done to all for their efforts. CLUB FOURBALL Draw for partners on Friday night June 6th. To enter

please ring office or put name on entry sheet on notice board. CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY 2014 Entry sheets for this competition are now posted in hallway. CLUB FOURSOMES This competition is fixed for Fri. 13th/Sat. 14th and Sunday, 15th June. Players may choose their own partners. In all the above competitions, the entry fee must be paid on entering the competition. AL EILE MENS OPEN Popular open mens Competition continues every Wednesday. Weekly prizes plus qualification for grand final. Ask at office for details of our loyalty bonus. Please book online or ring office 058 43216 SUMMER CHALLENGE CUP Robert Torpey (GSK) still holds the lead for the second week running on 38 pts. An Tobar Player Billy O’Mahoney is in 2nd on 35 pts. Mooneys player Eoin Donnelly 33 pts holds on to 3rd position. New debut Colligan player Kenny Walsh steps into 4th position on his own on 32pts. Closely followed by John Murphy (Clashmore GAA) & Glen Power (Dungarvan GAA) who are tied in 5th with 31pts. Leader Board can be found on West Waterford Facebook. Also represented: Park Hotel, Moorings, Brickey GAA, Nissan, Anchor Bar, Hole in the Wall, Quills, Old Parish GAA.

We are fortunate to have such a committed experienced enthusiastic talented lady as our Lady Captain and we wish her well and may the sun shine on her for her Lady Captains weekend! LADIES RESULTS Tues. 27th 3 Person Waltz sponsored by Country Store: 1st Cathie O’Mahony (11) Niamh Reynolds (11) Joanne Fitzgerald (15) 74pts. 2nd Linda Hogan (32) Marie Veale (34) Anna Harhen (32) 74 pts. 3rd Michelle Mernin (12) Deirdre Ruane (20) Rachel Kiely (24) 74pts. Sat 31st Open Singles Winner Teresa Hayes (20) 41 pts, 2nd Una O’Connell (34) 39 pts, 3rd Aoife Lowry (4) 37 pts, 4th Nuala Harty (24) 37 pts. LADIES FIXTURES Tues. 3rd Open Singles. Fri. 6th Fiver Friday 3 Person Rumble. Sat 7th Lady Captain’s Prize Rd 1. Sun 8th Lady Captain’s Prize Rd 2. Mon 9th Open Seniors (50+). Tues. 10th Open Ladies 3 Person Rumble (Ruffles). Wed. 11th Captain’s Scramble. GENTS RESULTS Mon 26th Open Seniors Winner Michael Laide 38 pts, 2nd Danny McSweeney 38 pts, 3rd Jim Coleman 37 pts. Wed/Thurs 28/29th Open Singles Winner Sean Reynolds (13) 40 pts, 2nd Michael D Curran (7) 40 pts, Gross Alan Thomas 37 pts, 3rd Luke Daunt Fermoy (15) 39 pts, 4th Tom Conway (10) 39 pts. Fri/Sat 30/31st Open Singles Winner Frank

O’Riordan (23) 41 pts, 2nd John Timmons (14) 41 pts, Gross Luke Cummins 37 pts, 3rd John Condon (14) 40 pts, 4th PJ Kindregan (11) 40 pts, 5th Justin Walsh (11) 40 pts. Sun 1st Open Singles Winner P. J. Kindregan 39 pts, 2nd Jimmy O’Donnell 38 pts, Gross John Reynolds 35 pts, 3rd Michael O’Mahony 38 pts. GENTS FIXTURES Thurs 5th Open Singles. Fri 6th Fiver Friday 3 person Rumble. Sat 7th Club Singles. Sun 8th Club Singles. Mon 9th Open Seniors (50+). Wed. 11th Captain’s Scramble. YOUNGONES Results 28th Winner Maria Ryan (23) 16 pts, 2nd June Hayes (25) 16 pts. Next Competition Wednesday 4th at 2.15 pm. SIXTY.COM Next Competition Wednesday 4th at 2 pm. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS Dungarvan Golf Club are currently offering fantastic value for new memberships. Please contact Secretary Manager Irene Lynch at 05843310 or email at CLUB RAFFLE This year again Dungarvan Golf Club is running a Club Raffle for a fantastic array of prizes. Do you fancy a holiday abroad in magnificent Cannes, beautiful furnishings, or a relaxing getaway break in a luxury Irish Hotel? To be in with a chance to win these and other superb prizes, enter the Dungarvan Golf Club’s big raffle! Tickets are just €2 each and the club would be grateful of members and visitors sup-

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Bertie Hallahan, Captain West Waterford Golf & Country Club with his wife, Patsy presents his Captain's Prize to the winner, Thomas Curran. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] JUNIOR NOTES Boys/girls lessons on Saturday, 7th/14th & 28th June for more info contact Timmy Murphy 0863521070 or ring club 43216. JUNIOR RESULTS Monday, 2nd June 1st Michael Hanlon (12) - 42 pts, 2nd Max Quinn (13) - 41 pts, 3rd Conor Ryan (22) - 37 pts. Best 36 Sean Spratt (36) - 31 pts. Junior competition Tuesday, 24th June at 10 a.m. LADIES GOLF CLUB NOTES RESULTS The winners of the Captain’s Prize 9 hole Rose

McCarthy (24) – 23 points; Joan Nolan (25) – 20 points. 18 hole S/F Wednesday 21st or Thursday, 22nd May kindly sponsored by Ria & Tom Jones (Sea of Vitality) Bridget Spratt (18) – 38 points; Jean O’Donovan (31) – 37 points; Jean Conway (19) – 35 points. CSS – Wednesday – 37. CSS – Thursday – 37. May 9 hole kindly sponsored by Mary Radley & Margaret Connolly: Rena Landers (28) – 37 points – Best Card; Reena McDonnell (35) – 37 points; Jean Conway (19) – 36 points (Back 3).

FIXTURES 9 hole June – 2 cards to count, this is a Stroke competition. The second Mna Eile Open Competition will be held on Thursday, 5th June. This is a qualifier for the final which will be held on 14th September with a fabulous prize of a week-end in Mount Juliet. There are also 1st and 2nd monthly prizes so even if you’ve already qualified you can still win a prize by playing again. On Sunday, 8th June – 18 hole Stableford competition kindly sponsored by member Aine Parks.

port buying or selling tickets. Tickets are on sale in the clubhouse. Fundraising initiatives such as these are becoming an increasingly important part of the clubs revenue and your continued support is very much appreciated. The grand draw will take place on the night of the President’s Prize 17th August 2014. NEW GUI CARDS New GUI/ILGU cards are available for collection from the bar. These new cards replace your existing card, which you should dispose of with immediate effect. JUNIOR NOTES Dungarvan Golf Club is proud to present its open Junior/Pre-Junior summer schedule for 2014. There will be a 9 hole competition for pre-junior girls and boys on the dates below: THE SUPER “7” MAJOR SERIES: DATE: MON. 30th JUNE OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) Johnny Lynch (Sponsor). WED. 16th JULY OPEN SINGLES (18 V-Par) KNOCKNAGRANAGH SHIELD Maurice McHugh (Sponsor). FRI. 18th JULY OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) ALLROUNDER (Sponsor). WED. 23rd JULY OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) Captain’s Prize to Juniors David Crowley (Sponsor). WED. 30th JULY OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) Casey Shield Jane Casey Florist (Sponsor). WED. 6th AUG OPEN SINGLES (18 H. NETT STROKE) Juvenile Cup Men’s Club (Sponsor). WED. 13th AUG OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford)

Junior Captains Prize David Sheehan (Sponsor). JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR Paul O’Riordan (Sponsor). Juvenile Entry for competitions (€4.00 Members - €5.00 Visitors). All Junior Golfers (Visitors & Members) must present a valid GUI card to enter competitions. Handicap Limit is 36 for all competitions listed above. Pre-Junior Competition is 9 Holes open to all boys & girls. Entry € 4.00 Junior Golfer of the Year is open to those members of Dungarvan Golf Club only. (Full Details on Junior Board) To Enter Just Log On To WWW.DUNGARVANGOLFCLUB.COM Or call 058 44707 Paul at 086 385 7122/Niamh at 087 679 2321. Tuition for our beginners and Pre-Juniors continues next Saturday at 3pm under

the watchful eye of Club Professional, David Hayes. Coaching is open to non members with all equipment provided. NOTES FROM THE PRO SHOP Resident Professional David is reporting a busy start to the summer with Callaway and Cobra proving very popular. The new spikeless shoes are walking out the door and lithium batteries are well accepted. David is hosting a Callaway “demo day” this Friday from 3 pm giving members and visitors an ideal opportunity to try the new Callaway products. Appointments are available for “custom fitting” using the latest Trackman radar system. David is also hosting a Ping demo day on Tuesday, 24th June. Check out David’s online catalogue at to see the latest offers.

West Waterford Golf & Country Club Ladies Competition kindly sponsored by Oliveres Health & Beauty Saloon. Olivere Lannon, Sponsor presents the winner Margaret O'Sullivan with her prize. Included is Esther Ashby, 2nd. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]


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Lismore Golf Club Phone 058-54026. Email: Website: MEN’S RESULTS & FIXTURES Saturday, 31st May / Sunday, 1st June – 18 Holes Singles Stableford sponsored By AllRounder, Dungarvan: 1st Dom Spillane (18) 37 pts.; 2nd Seamie Daly (17) 36 pts.; 3rd Dermot O’Leary (27) 35 pts. B9. C.S.S.: Saturday 69; Sunday 71. DOM TAKES THE SPOILS Dom Spillane is this week’s winner with a score of 37 points. Dom had 19 points turning and came back with 18 points. Dom had 6 pars in all and was very steady throughout. Second this week was Seamie Daly with 36 points off a 17 handicap. The highlight of Seamie’s round was a birdie on the 13th. Third was Dermot O’Leary with 35 points, getting his prize on a count-back on his back nine, Brendan Hannon being the man to miss out. Dermot played very consistent golf especially on the back nine to get a share of this week’s spoils. Tuesday Bacon results – 1st Paudie Prendergast, Jim Cashman, Sean Daly 40 pts. B6; 2nd Faz Farrow, Craig Scotton, Darragh Prendergast 40 pts.

Thursday 22nd Kelleher’s SuperValu Qualifier results – 1st Pat O’Flaherty (11) West Waterford 33 pts.; 2nd Dean Whelan (14) 30 pts. C.S.S. 71. Friday Mixed results – Friday, 30th May: 1st David Dowling Betty Daly Laoise Ni Chonchubhair 27.6; 2nd Jo Jo Tobin, Maurice and Joan Cahillane. Monday, 2nd June (Bank Holiday) 2person Rumble – 1st Paul Kenneally (12) Donal O’Leary (19) 49 pts.; 2nd Ted O’Leary(8) Dermot O’Leary (26) 46 pts. B6. FIXTURES Thursday 5th Kelleher’s SuperValu Open Singles Stableford Qualifier. Friday, 6th June – No mixed due to Melleray Classic. Friday 6th / Saturday, 7th June. Melleray / Glen Rovers GAA CLUB CLASSIC. Team of 3 - €75 which includes food. Sunday 8th Kelleher’s SuperValu Open Qualifier S/Ford. Tuesday Bacon 3rd June at 5.45. If your running late ring ahead to include your name for the draw.

You can contact us by phoning 058-44055 Our email address is: Our website is: RESULTS Tuesday, 27th May: Open Seniors, CSS 39 pts 1st: John Coade (23) 37 pts. Thursday, 29th May: South Munster Seniors, CSS 36 pts. Cat 0-15: 1st: Sean Murphy (12) 38 pts Ballykisteen Golf Club. 2nd: Barry Mills (9) 37 pts Macroom; 3rd: John McCarthy (15) 36 pts Mitchelstown. Cat 16-20: 1st: Gerard Gleeson (16) 34 pts Macroom; 2nd: Larry Ryan (18) 34 pts Tipperary; 3rd: Michael O’Leary (19) 33 pts Lee Valley Cat 21+: 1st: Richard Carey (21) 36 pts Mitchelstown; 2nd: Sean De Burca (22) 34 pts Macroom; 3rd: Larry Kelly (23) 29 pts Ballykisteen Friday, 30th May: Open Singles, CSS 34 pts. 1st: Garry O’Callaghan (12) 34 pts Fermoy. Friday, 30th May/Sunday, 1st June: Captain’s Prize very kindly presented by Jimmy O’Dwyer 1st: James Hayes (10) 140; 2nd: Tommy Long (13) 142; Gross: Derek Power (4) 154; 3rd: John Kiely (13) 143; 4th: James Kennedy (11) 144; 2nd Gross: John White (4) 161.

Best 1st Day: Nicky Dee (12) 68. Best 2nd Day: Tony Sheehan (12) 72. Past Captain: John Hallinan (7) 150. High Handicap: Lar Hanrahan (25) 150. 5th: Michael Whelan (16) 144. 6th: Kieran Cullinan (8) 147. 2nd First Day: Willie Flavin (14) 69. 2nd Second Day: Lar Whelan (60) 74. Guest: Roy Ware (12) 72 FIXTURES Tuesday, 3rd June: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents. Friday, 6th June: Open 18 Holes Stableford. Saturday, 7th June: Club Competition. Sunday, 8th June: Club Competition. Tuesday, 10th June: Open Seniors, 50+, Ladies and Gents. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to club member Jason Cunningham who got married on Saturday last. TRIAL MEMBERSHIP 2014 For Beginners: The Gold Coast will operate a trial membership for beginners starting in mid June. This membership will allow beginners to take part in a weekly coaching session and use the course midweek and after

PADDY’S TROOPS HEAD FOR THE CASTLE!! Belvedere Cup Team Travel To Waterford Castle on Wednesday next to take on the home club in the first leg of the next round of this year’s cup. We wish them the very best of luck and I’m sure Paddy will have his troops fired up and ready to take up the challenge, and hopefully come back to Lismore with a lead to take into the second leg at home. Best of luck men. If you have not paid the annual Membership please do so as soon as possible. Please return the sweepstake tickets as soon as possible with the stubs and the money. The Melleray/Glen Rovers GAA Golf Classic is taking place in Lismore on Friday and Saturday next. It is a 3 ball scramble and the cost for a team of 3 is €75. Please contact Melleray GAA Club or Lismore Golf Club if you intend on playing over the weekend. LISMORE LADIES Lismore ladies were once again to the fore in our open day Scramble. Fresh from their success in East Cork Helen Farrow, Katherine Moynihan and Esther Hornibrook had a couple of points to spare at the top of the leaderboard. Patricia Bolger McCarthy, Sheila Denn and Sheila O’Leary had the right combination to take second spot with Mary Beecher along with regular visitors fermoy ladies Shivie 2 p.m. on weekends. The trial membership lasts for a period of six weeks and costs €60. Coaching sessions cost €5 per session. After the six week period players can opt to become members of the club at a very attractive rate. Please note that this is for players who have not been members of a golf club previously. If you know anybody that you think would be interested please let them know of this offer, it applies to both Ladies and Gents. CAPTAIN’S PRIZE WEEKEND Qualifying took place on Friday and Saturday and things couldn’t have been better, the weather was brilliant and the course was in excellent shape, thanks to the efforts of the course staff. Our Captain Jimmy had been reasonably generous with tee positions and hole positions and these positions definitely suited James Hayes who returned a magnificent 66 to lead the qualifiers by 2 shots. Hot on his heels were Nicky Dee, Derek Power and Conor Clancy with 68’s and Michael Whelan and Willie Flavin with 69’s. Sunday morning was a different story, the tees were back and the hole positions were tough and the sun stayed hidden behind clouds. James Kennedy posted a 69 and took the early lead in the clubhouse while other notable scores were coming in from John Kiely, Tony Sheehan and Tommy Long. But it was down to the last group on the day and James


Gold Coast Golf Club, Captain’s Prize kindly presented by Jimmy Dwyer. Seated from left: James Kennedy (4th), John Kiely (3rd), Tommy Long (2nd), James Hayes, Winner, A. J. Hayes, Jimmy Dwyer, Captain; Derek Power (Gross), John White (2nd Gross) and Roy Ware (Visitor). Standing from left: Lar Whelan, Willie Flavin, Ciaran Cullinane, Michael Whelan, Lar Hanrahan, John Hallihan and Tony Sheehan. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport] O’Meara and Joan Maloney teaming up to take third spot. RESULTS Sun 25th & Wed 28th May - Ladies Open Day - 18 Holes S/Ford Champagne Scramble Kindly Sponsored by Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese 1st Helen Farrow (16) Katherine Moynihan (18) & Esther Hornibrook (29) 60 pts; 2nd Patricia Bolger McCarthy (14) Sheila O'Leary (22) & Sheila Denn (23) 58 pts; 3rd Shivie O'Meara (19) Fermoy, Mary Beecher (22) & Joan Maloney (25) Fermoy 57 pts B9

FIXTURES Sun 1st & Wed 4th June Ballyin Cup GOY & Medal Kindly sponsored by Michael McGrath Butcher Lismore 18 Holes Stroke June 1st – June 30th Monthly ongoing, 9 hole stableford. Sun 8th & Wed 11th June - 18 Holes S/Ford Kindly Sponsored by Cahills Newsagent Sun 15th & Wed 18th June - 18 Holes S/Ford Kindly Sponsored by Touch of Class – Youghal KELLEHERS SUPER VALU QUALIFIER Thur June 19th, 18 Holes

S/Ford - Ladies Open Qualifier - Kindly Sponsored by Kellehers Super Valu Cappoquin - €5 members €10 Visitors - 3rd Thursday Every Month, Grand Final Sept 20th DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Desperate housewives is back on Monday nights as usual. So any lady out there who is interested in giving golf a go or would like to see if it would suit them please come along on any Monday night at 6.30 to meet other like minded ladies and have some guidence and a laugh

with a few more experienced ladies who will show you the ropes. Lessons for Lady Beginners also available on Mon nights with T W Murphy.

Hayes posted a 74 to add to his 66 and claim the title for 2014. Well done to all who took part, it was once again a memorable weekend and a huge congratulations to Jimmy O’Dwyer for his contribution in making it such a success. MATCH-PLAYS The draw for the Willie Barron Fourball will take place on Sunday next at 4 p.m. Entry fee of €5 to be paid on entering. Progress in all match play events is very good and the following is the present standings: MIXED FOURSOMES

John White v Ian Pericho Pat Murphy v Johnny Ryan James Hayes v Michael Kavanagh Michael Wall v Andy Travers John Hallinan v Derek Power Roy Ware v Micheal White Darren Williams v Colin McArthur Noel Sammon v Jimmy Beresford Austin Kiely, John Lynch Jnr, Frank Waters and James Conroy are through to the next round

where the tees are situated. JUNIOR NOTES Junior Captain’s Prize: Junior Captain Daniel Flynn presented his prizes over the weekend and this year the competition was over two rounds, similar to the Gents Captain’s Prize. 1st: James Kennedy (11) 144; 2nd: Dean Golds (18) 147; 3rd: Conor McCarthy (7) 151. Pre Juniors: 1st: Seanie Lenihan; 2nd: Jack McGrath; 3rd: John McArthur; 4th: David Byrne; 5th: Rian O’Dwyer. COACHING Coaching resumes Monday 2nd June at 6.30 for all our Juniors. LADIES NOTES Captains Weekend: Last weekend by far was the highlight of our golfing calendar with our lady Captain, Williamina Reynolds hosting the Lady Captain’s prize. The ladies turned out in large numbers keen to capture this much sought after prize. The weather although blustery didn’t hamper the player’s determination with some very impressive and high scoring recorded on the day. Presentation of the prizes took place on Sunday night and it was fantastic to see such a great turnout. Lady Captain, Williamina congratulated the winners and thanked all of those who showed their support and helped along the way to make the weekend such a huge success. A great night of music and dance followed the presentation. Congratulations and well done to Williamina for all the

hard work and making the weekend one to remember. Results: Lady Captains Prize: 1st Noirin Darcy (36) 66 nett; 2nd Esther MCGuckian (14) 71 nett; Gross Aisling Fennell (8); 3rd Karen Darcy (34) 72 nett; 4th Rosie Murphy (19) 72 nett; 5th Serena Roche (36) 73 nett Open Day Monday, 26th May sponsored by Dawn Meats Ltd. 1st Williamina Reynolds (22) G/Coast Rebecca Kavanagh (36) G/Coast Bernie Morrissey (36) G/Coast 84 pts (on a count back); 2nd Josephine Fennell (22) G/Coast Breda Conway (27) G/Coast Noirin Darcy (36) G/Coast 84 pts. 3rd Susan Allen (36) Clonmel Jacinta Drohan (30) Clonmel Liz Barlow (36) Clonmel 82 pts. Fixtures: Sunday, 8th June 18 Hole competition sponsored by Barry Griffen Pharmacy Tramore. 18 Hole ongoing competition (2 cards to count) sponsored by Lynch's Greenhouse. This competition will run until Sunday. 29th June. 10 Hole ongoing competition for a voucher Omni Group10 Hole competition every Thursday, Draw for partners at 2 pm. Ladies interested in taking part in the Sheila Norris sponsored Singles Matchplay, please enter your name on the sheet provided on the notice board in the Kiosk. Draw for partners will take place on Sunday. 8th June.

Quarter Final Matches: To be played by 14th June. John White & Anne McGrath v Billy Power & Martina Corkery Brian O'Connor & Bernie Morrissey v Tomas Wall & Serena Roche Kiki Cullinan & Rosie Murphy v Tom White & Loraine Birney Frank Waters & Karen Darcy v Jimmy Beresford & DD Hannigan.

MICHAEL WHITE MEMORIAL FOURSOMES The following matches in the Michael Foursomes must be completed by 6th June: J. J. Henley & Frank Waters v Shane Casey & Lee Crotty, John Hallinan & Johnny Hughes v Brian Fahey & Seamus O'Mahony, Derek Power & David J Veale through to semi-final James Hayes & John W Walsh v John White and Tommy Long.

GOLD COAST CUP The following matches to be completed by 16th June: Michael Lenihan v Martin Walsh Jimmy O'Dwyer v Ger Bagge Kieran Cullinan v Tony Sheehan Larry Whelan v Nicky Dee

TONY DUNFORD MEMORIAL This tournament will take place on Wednesday 11th June with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Two rounds of golf will be involved and teams will be made up of 4 players, gents, ladies or mixed. There is a limit of 20 teams for the event. Entry to Bob or Mark. The cost is €35 per person and this includes a contribution to a charity. Anyone that played in it last year really enjoyed it and as far as I am aware most of the teams, if not all, will be taking part again this year. COURSE ANALYSIS Someone commented on Sunday evening that the 13th hole was playing way harder than its index. The course analysis for the two qualifying rounds has the 13th hole as the second easiest hole on the course with an average score of 0.84 above par. The easiest hole was the 7th. The toughest hole was the 17th, followed by 15th, 5th 10th and 8th. For Sunday the toughest hole on the course was the 15th followed by the 17th, 10th 2nd, 9th 12th and 13th. The easiest hole was the 6th followed by the 11th, 1st, 7th and 4th. A lot depends on the wind and

MIXED There will be no Social mixed this Friday but next week it continues on Friday evenings from 6.15 pm - All Men & ladies welcome. Phone ahead if you are running late to be included in the draw.. Best of luck to our Mixed foursomes team Vs Tramore in Waterford Castle on Saturday, 14th June



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014

Dungarvan United FC MATCH RESULTS U-14A League: Dungarvan 3; Piltown 0. U12A Cup Game: Southend 6; Dungarvan 2. U-13B Cup Game: Dungarvan 2; Piltown 1. U-15B League: Dungarvan De La Salle Walk over. FIXTURES Division one play in the final of the cup tonight in Ozier Park ko 6.30 pm U-12A league Dungarvan V De la Salle Thur. 5th June KO 6.30 pm U-14A league Villa V Dungarvan Mon. 2nd June KO 12.30 pm U-13B Cup Game Dungarvan V Carrick Sat. 7th June KO 12.30 pm WEEKLY REVIEW All roads lead to Ozier Park this evening when our Division one is playing in the Cup final. This game is kicking off at 6.30 pm. All support is very welcome. Best of luck to all the team, managers and coaches. Well done to our U-13B schoolboys who are now through to the semi-final of the cup playing at home against Carrick on Saturday next. Best of luck. Our U-12A and U-14A get to play some league games this week also. U-14A had a great win over Piltown beating them 3-0. Scorers were Adam Nugent, Danny Reynolds and Dylan Swales. WATERFORD U-11 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Dungarvan United has been privileged in recent months to be the west hub of the Waterford U-11 development squad. The training is now finished for this season and wound up with games for both East and West Hubs at Kilrush Park on Sunday last. It was great to see these teams in action and so much talent emerging at such a young age. We would like to thank Gary Power of the FAI, along with the FAI and Development Squad Coaches, Andrew Bourke, Steve O’Donnell, Paul Westwood, Glenn Hawe and Keith Flavin. FLOODLIGHT FUNDRAISING CYCLE Would you cycle or know someone who would? Can you help fill a sponsorship card for our cycle taking place on 14th June next you can either cycle a 50km or 100km? Cards are available from coaches and any committee member or at the astro turf. Any queries to 087 6896983 or if anyone would like to do the cycle and needs a bike give Willie Hogan a call on 087 9356610 for bike rental. ACADEMY NEWS It’s all about the tournaments at the moment with our young Dungarvan players they have been very busy over the last number of weeks. They have taken part in tournaments in Tramore, Ferrybank, Clashmore and are heading to Clonmel this Saturday. Later on in June hopefully they will be heading to Ardmore. The young boys

Pictures above is the Sponsor Card that will be making its way around the town looking for Sponsorship to help with our floodlights. If you could fill or part fill a card to help our cause, give David Walsh a call on 087-6896983. are really enjoying playing in the tournaments, it is a great experience for them. CLASHMORE TOURNAMENT On Saturday morning last, Clashmore Ramblers hosted their 7th Annual Len Rodgers Memorial Tournament which is a tournament for u-7, u-8 and u-10's. Dungarvan United sent up very strong squads to compete with the best teams in the East Cork League. It was a fantastic day weather-wise and all the young Blues were raring to go from the start. There was a fantastic display of skill from all players in all clubs in what were stamina sapping conditions and there was a lot of water taken on board throughout the tournament by all. However, we did not come away empty handed as our U-7's won the tournament for their age group beating lismore 4-2 in the final. It was a special day for our young captain Zak Ashraf as he was presented with the cup and he was also awarded player of the tournament. A special mention also for our u10's who also made it to the final but were piped at the post for the cup and came out runners up. The U-8 team had a gallant performance but were eliminated in the latter stages of the tournament. A great day was had by all and a thank you to Vinnie and all at Clashmore Ramblers for inviting us and we will see you all again next year. McDONALDS FUTURE FOOTBALL The McDonald's Future Football tournament which was held in Dungarvan United last year is taking place next Saturday, 7th June at Clonmel Town FC. We propose departing from the club at 9.30 and it should be all played by 3pm. We are entering mixed teams in U10, U9, U8 open to all Dungarvan United Players boys and girls born after 01 Jan 2004. Please reply no later than 4 pm today to confirm your child will play as we must submit numbers to the organisers. Please contact 086 886 5829.

LOTTO DRAW We had no Jackpot winner this week numbers drawn were 31, 5, 14. €100 winner Ann Power. Next week’s Jackpot €3,250. Anyone who may still have cards can you hand them into your team manager as soon as possible. AGM Our AGM was held on Thursday, 29th May at 7.30 pm in the clubhouse. Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend. SYMPATHY Dungarvan United would like to extend our sympathy to the Hamilton family on the recent death of Johnny. May he rest in peace. GET WELL WISHES We would like to wish Billy Kyne a speedy recovery from his recent illness. U-11B CLASHMORE TOURNAMENT Last Saturday we travelled to a sun soaked Clashmore to take part in their Annual Len Rogers Memorial Tournament. What a great day it turned out to be. The Clashmore Club as usual ran a truly great day and gave everyone a lesson on how to organise such a successful event. Dungarvan had several teams in all competitions and the U-7’s enjoyed great success. Our U-10’s made it all the way to the final after playing four games in the group stages and then getting past Lismore in the semi-final to take on Ardmore in the final itself, thanks to some great goals from Cameron Ashraf, Ruadhan O’Floinn, Liam O’Siochain and Eoin Kelly. So to the final, while it was nearly 6.30 pm before we kicked off it was a great game well worth waiting for. Both teams were evenly matched but we had to start without the outstanding Cameron who earlier picked up a nasty injury. Midway through the second half the deadlock was broken when Ardmore scored. Almost immediately Liam lobbed their goalkeeper from just inside the halfway line to score the goal of the tournament. As the clock was ticking down T. J. kept us in the game with a diving save

that was as good as you see anywhere. T. J. rightly won Player of the Final. The sides were level at fulltime and so we went into extra time where again nothing could separate the teams. Again the teams were level at the end of extra time, so the dreaded penalty shoot-out was to take place. We had three penalties each and once again we were level so then it went to sudden death and we missed our one so Ardmore were crowned winners. Well done to the Ardmore lads. They were worthy winners and Dungarvan for being so polished and entertaining. It won’t be long before they will be bringing home some silverware. Finally, get well to Cameron from all the lads and coaches. Thank you to everyone who travelled on Saturday last it was long day. We won’t have any training this Saturday morning. DUNGARVAN UTD U-13 Dungarvan 2; Piltown 1. With the league over our focus was now on the cup. Our three games previous to this game were a write-off. So we had to pull together as a squad and restore some pride. We did so with a solid performance. Piltown were going to be no pushover but we started brightly doing our best to get the early advantage and it came after about 20 minutes when they played the ball out wide to Mark McGuire who without thinking crossed a brilliant ball into the box to the feet of Tommy Hyslop who controlled with his left leg then hit a right foot volley to the back of the net. Barcelona wouldn’t do it as good. 1-0 at half-time. Second half was still evenly matched and Piltown got an equaliser to set up a grand finale.The game got a bit physical but we stood up to it and got our reward 5 minutes from time when Arthur Trezrak controlled the ball on edge of box and laid it back to Casper Zayerz who unleashed a thunderbolt off his left leg that flew into top corner of underside off the crossbar, a goal worthy of winning any game. We held on after that and now play Carrick in the semifinal. So well done lads. FERRYBANK CLOVER TOURNAMENT Saturday was a glorious day to head to Ferrybank for the Clover tournament. One of our teams lost out of their group in the end despite gallant efforts from all, while our other team got to take on and beat Ballyduff on penalties in the quarter-finals, then meeting and beating Tramore in the semi-final. It was Dungarvan v Southend in the final where we were defeated. Well done to all the blues who participated you all did yourselves and the club proud, thanks to all the parents who travelled and supported and, of course, the coaches. We extend our thanks to Ferrybank AFC for their hospitality.

Dungarvan United FC academy team who won the under 7 Clashmore Tournament on Saturday last.

Kilmacthomas FC YOUTHS CUP FINAL On Friday evening the boys faced Tramore in the final and produced a performance that was good enough to win the Cup. We started brightly and were well in control for most of the first half. We produced plenty of attacking moves and looked more likely to score. Stephen Keane was just off the mark with two headers before the ‘keeper had to be at his very best to tip over his shot on 28 minutes Josh, Alan and Daniel also tested him. Tramore were not without their chances and Cormac Henien was called into action on 35 minute Jack Dee was introduced for Stephen Power after he picked up a knock. The back four of Adam Walsh, Brian Griffin, Dan Cusack and Johnny Long were busy at times but coped well with the Tramore attack. In midfield Stephen Power, Stephen Keane, Ryan Gallagher and Josh Moore were having a tough battle against some very skilful players and had to be at their best to supply the front two of Alan Fitzsimons and Daniel Dwane. Their best efforts failed to break down the Tramore defence. The break saw us go in 0-0 after having had most of the possession. We took up where we left off in the second half and came close several time before a brilliant run from Josh saw him slot the ball home 1-0. Josh was very busy through the game and his speed and skill caused plenty trouble for the opposition. We started to dominate but were still not converting our advantage where it mattered on the scoreline.

Tramore hit us on the break and the resulting corner was deflected into the net 1-1. All square with 15 minutes on the clock Alan made a run at the defence and was dragged down just on the edge of the box. Adam hit a superb free-kick around the wall that beat everyone but came off the post. On 78 minutes Charles Hennessy for Stephen Keane was introduced and 3 minutes later he capped off a great move when he drove home from 4 yards 2-1. It was great to see Brandon Keane make his appearance on the night. As hard as we tried we could not add to our tally but full credit to all the player for their effort and commitment, they did themselves proud. The lads worked very hard during the year and each and everyone of the squad have improved because of they were willing to listen and learn from Dirk and Mark. We look forward to next season and hope the older lads will be turning out for the club in the Junior League, while 8 players qualify for youths next season. UNDER 11 CUP VILLA 1; KILMAC 8. After a slow start we worked hard to break down a resilient Villa defence but when the break did come we made full use of it and notched up a nice tally. Alan added four to his tally and Colyn added three to his goal of the day came from Rohan Kiely when he hit a superb strike to open his account there are more to come from this young man. We face Tramore in the quarter-final next Saturday in Gruan Park and are sure to be tested by a high flying

Ballinroad FC BALLINROAD SOCCER CLUB PITCH DEVELOPMENT LOTTO DRAW Current jackpot €7,400. Numbers drawn were: 4, 5, 8, 10. No jackpot winner. Winners of €20 each: Peggy Walsh, Colin Murphy, Anthony Beresford. New jackpot €7,500. Next draw will be held in the Lord Maguires Pub, Ballinroad on Sunday, 15th June, 2014. Thank you for your support.

Tramore side. Our thanks once again to all the parents who came along to support the boys and we look forward to your support again in Tramore at 12 o'clock on Saturday. Ticket will be at a premium so be there early. CLOVER TOURNAMENT On Saturday we took part in the Clover tournament and the lads did us proud. We started against Dungarvan and goals from Jake (2) and Niall Greene his first for the club saw us comfortable winners. We were severely tested by Boh's top side and were unlucky to come up against a very good ‘keeper. It was a wake-up call for the boys and our lack of match practice told. We faced our neighbours Ballyduff next and started well but fell behind but a great fight back saw us claw back their 3 goal lead. Fionn Whelan scored a brilliant goal and Jake added two more, Ballyduff sneaked a winner however. Ballyduff turned over Boh's in their game to make the quarter finals.We faced Villa in our final group game and it finished level at 1-1. All nine player did themselves and the club proud and we look froward to their progress. The team was Barry Whelan, Fionn Whelan, Jake Whelan, Niall Green, Charlie Power, Oscar Brunnock, Jack O’Connor, Conor Keating, Daniel Behan.

Our thanks to Ferrybank once again for a great day and to all the parents for their help and support. A.G.M It’s that time of year again and our AGM has been set for Wednesday, 11th June. Anyone wishing to be part of the committee or to take part in team management are asked to attend on the night.

Cappoquin Rowing Club NATIONAL Recreation Week takes place from 2nd to 8th June, 2014. Funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the focus of National Recreation Week is to give young people an opportunity to participate in new activities that they have not done before. Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford City & County Council and local clubs and community groups have organised a number of events across the City & County. Cappoquin Rowing Club is holding an introductory 2 hour course on the 7 of June from 10 am to 12 noon. To book a place phone Paul at 086 8328719.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 June, 2014


Waterford Schoolboys’ Football League Results & Fixtures Results Under 15B Cup Final - The George Sage Cup Kilmacow 2; Villa B 0 Under 14B League: Villa B 6; St. Pauls 2 Under 14A Cup - The Pen & Brush Cup: Ferrybank A 2; Tramore A 6 Under 14C Cup - The Watty Walsh Cup: Villa C 5; Park Rangers 0 Under 16A Cup Final - The Waterford United Cup: Ferrybank 2; Villa A 4 Under 12B Cup - The Liam Whelan Cup: Railway Athletic 2; Portlaw Utd 3 AET Under 16B Cup Final - The Skoda Cup Kilmacow 2; Piltown 0 Under 12A Cup - The Brian Cuddihy Cup: Villa A 0; Ferrybank A 1 Southend Utd 6; Dungarvan Utd A 2 Under 12C Cup - The Joe Delaney Cup: Ballyduff 4; Tramore B 1 Ferrybank B 7; Ballinroad B 2 Under 15B League: Stradbally 0; Park Rangers 0 De La Salle B 2; Ballyduff 4 Dungarvan Utd B 3; Portlaw Utd 3 Villa B 3; Tramore B 1 Under 13B Cup - The Jimmy O'Dwyer Cup: Bohemians B 3; Johnville 2 Park Rangers 1; Carrick Utd B2 Under 15A Cup - The Woolfson Cup: Tramore A 5; Villa A 3 Under 11E League: Carrick Utd C 4; Tramore C 2 Piltown C 1; Villa E 4 Under 11B Cup - The Deise Cup:

De La Salle B 0; Johnville 4 Piltown A 5; Ferrybank B 1 Under 11C Cup - The Willie Moran Cup: Ballinroad C 1; Stradbally 5 AET Seaview Celtic A 0; Ballyduff A3 Villa D 2; Kilmacthomas 5 Under 13A Cup - The Johnny Barnes Cup: Bohemians A 3; Villa A 4 AET St. Pauls 1; Carrick Utd A 4 Southend Utd 4; Tramore A 2 Under 13B Cup - The Jimmy O' Dwyer Cup: Kilmacow 3; Bohemians B 1 Dungarvan Utd 2; Piltown 1 Under 15A League: Carrick Utd 3; Ballinroad 0 Villa A 3; Bohemians 0 U15B: Kilmacow 1; Villa C 1 Park Rangers 1; Stradbally 3 Dungarvan Utd B 1; De La Salle B 0 Ballyduff 3; Ferrybank B 2

Fixtures Wednesday, June 4th Under 11 League (Kick off 6.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated) U-11E: Park Rangers B v Waterford Crystal (Park Rangers) Carrick Utd C v Villa E (Carrick Utd) Ferrybank C v St. Saviours (Ferrybank) Bohemians C v Tramore C (Bohemians) Thursday June 5th Under 12 League (Kick off 6.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated): U-12A: Dungarvan Utd v De La Salle A (Ballinroad) U-12C: Ballyduff v Ferrybank B (Kilmacthomas) Bohemians C v Piltown B

(St. Saviours) Kilmacow v Carrick Utd B (Mooncoin) Tramore B v Waterford Crystal (Johnville) Villa B v Ballinroad B (W. Crystal) Thursday, June 5th Under 12A Cup - The Brian Cuddihy Cup (Kick off 6.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated): Villa A v Ferrybank A (Park Rangers) Thursday, June 5th Under 14C Cup Final - The Watty Walsh Cup (Kick off 6.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated) Villa C v Ferrybank B (WSFL) Venue: Ozier Park Saturday, June 7th Under 11 League (Kick off 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated): Piltown C v Bohemians C (Piltown) Saturday, June 7th Under 11B Cup - The Deise Cup (Kick off 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated): Tramore Bv Piltown A (Villa) Saturday, June 7th Under 11C Cup - The Willie Moran Cup (Kick off 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated): Ferrybank C v Southend Utd B (Kilmacow) Tramore C v Kilmacthomas (Johnville) 12.00 p.m. Park Rangers B v Stradbally (De La Salle) Ballyduff A v De La Salle C (Portlaw) Saturday, June 7th Under 13B Cup - The Jimmy O'Dwyer Cup (Kick off 12.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated): Dungarvan Utd v Carrick Utd B (Ballinroad) Saturday, June 7th Under 13C Cup - The Kiely Gaule Cup (Kick off 12.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated): Villa C v Railway Ath (Tramore)

Mary & Molly Charity Golf Classic. Longest Drive and Closest to Pin Winners - From Left: David Walsh, Aisling Fennell (Longest Drive -Friday), Michael Maher (Longest Drive - Wed/Thurs), Dave Mahony (Closest to pin -Wed/Thurs), Pa Enright, Mossie Walsh. Missing from photo: Ned O'Callaghan (Closest to pin -Friday)

Mary & Molly Charity Golf Classic. Best Mixed Team - From Left: David Walsh, Jamie Queally, Billy Queally, Theresa Queally, Liam Carroll, Pa Enright, Mossie Walsh.

Time to Boss the opposition as Manchester United Supporters Club Dungarvan golfer records hole-in-one Waterford Branch THE time was right for a Dungarvan golfer when he scored a hole-in-one during a recent club competition to be rewarded with a limitededition BOSS watch as recognition for the achievement. Thomas Curran, 50, scored his ace on the 210yard, par-three fifth at Dungarvan GC, and the 12handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece. The luxury German brand has once again pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2014 after giving away £600,000-worth of limited-edition mementos in 2013 – and Curran is among the latest to achieve the feat this year. The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo – a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions is eligible. Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website. Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS

Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: “Congratulations to Thomas on achieving golf’s Holy Grail of a hole-in-one. “To the majority of amateur golfers, recording a hole-inone will be the most memorable thing they achieve in golf – a once-in-a-lifetime experience probably – and we want to ensure they have much better memories than merely a dent in their bank balance after buying drinks in the clubhouse. “The exclusive BOSS watch is available only to golfers who record a hole-inone. It will provide a constant reminder of the achievement and also help to ensure they’re never late for a teetime again. “We also hope it might add a frisson of extra excitement to club competitions for golfers who may not be in with a chance of winning the event, for they know that every time they stand on the tee on a par-three, they are just one shot away from winning a stunning timepiece.” In addition to the limitededition watch, Curran is also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its mem-

Thomas Curran bers access to exclusive benefits and merchandise. No extra registration is required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion as all official club competitions are recorded on the HowDidiDo system, so holesin-one are noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.

MEETING RESCHEDULED Apologies for the cancellation of last Friday's meeting, but the majority of the committee were unavailable for various reasons. The meeting is rescheduled for this Friday evening, June 4th at 7.15 p.m. sharp in Lawlors hotel, Dungarvan. It will be preceded by a committee meeting at 7.00 p.m. sharp. A full attendance is requested at both please. MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS It is the norm to impress on current members the importance of renewing/joining the "OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP" (formerly known as One United) an affiliation fee and neccessary for applying for branch tickets/access cards. The membership card you recieve in your membership pack is in fact your match ticket for whatever your chosen match is. If all of this is too much and requires further explanation just attend a meeting, check out the "WATERFORD BRANCH, FACEBOOK PAGE" or simply phone the secretary on 087 1940089 and he will happily explain all!!!! WAYS TO RENEW/JOIN Membership can be done by any of the following

options 1 Ring Old Trafford switchboard on 0044161 868 8000 and wait for the prompt "official membership" and follow the instructions given. 2 Go onto and click on the "official membership icon" and follow the instructions as they are given. 3 Contact the secretary on 087 1940089 and he will fill you in on all the options. 4 Go to the Waterford branch facebook page where all the options are posted to be followed. 5 The option that would appease the committee more simply turn up to a meeting and talk it through at the meeting. PASSING OF MALCOLM GLAZIER He may not be every Manchester United supporter's cup of tea but during his time in charge United maintained the great club winning spree including 5 premierships, champions league victory in 2008 in Moscow and Charity shields. His popularity was not one of endearment but a mixed bag but he still provided Sir Alex and David Gill the funds to remain at the pinnacle for so long. So as far as this scribe is concerned R.I.P. Malcolm

Glaizer and thanks for the legacy of all those added honours attributed to your ownership. IMPORTANT NOT TO BE CONFUSED The Waterford branch membership is NOT inclusive of your "official membership". It still remains at €10 per adult and €5 euro for juniors (u-16's). This fee is minimal but still left unpaid by alot of people season in season out. Next year you will not be allowed to apply for a match without this subscription being paid. AMAZINGLY, SO CLOSE With it being world cup year people forget that the fixtures are but weeks away from being revealed. With this in mind we ask current members to renew memberships asap and intending members to contact the secretary on 087 1940089 to get paid up asap. The big games fill pretty quickly once the fixtures are known and we in the Waterford branch operate on a first come, first served basis for ALL fixtures (once you satisfy our simple membership criteria). BRANCH RULES As with all clubs we have a

set of rules available at ALL meetings or if you are a member on request from the secretary. It is important to remember these rules are there for the betterment of the branch and to protect members from the possibility of touts as an option for tickets. Alot of people are pleasantly surprised when they see how cheap a trip to "THE THEATRE OF DREAMS" can actually be done for. GROUP TRIP We again will be running a group trip in the new year. Once the fixtures are known we will decide on which match that will be. It proved a huge success last season. Some members applied themselves for certain matches last season and this season we would simply ask anybody thinking of doing the same next season to remember that the allocation for each season is based on the membership each branch holds but also the number of tickets taken by each branch throughout the previous season. Just a little reminder as it came to light near the end of the season some members were applying singly rather than through the branch.



Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club WE are having a bag pack at Garveys Supervalu, on June 12th, 13th and 14th any help would be much appreciated, rota sheet inside clubhouse if anyone has an hour or two to spare. Now that the Club is open if anyone has an hour or two to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome. DATES TO EMEMBER Ladies Open sponsored by Butchers Block 15th June 2014. First card 8 am and last card 3 pm sharp. Entry fee €10 euro for 2 cards including buffet, extra cards €2. Prizes in all grades. No registration card - no card. We would ask our members to play early to facilitate other clubs playing in this competition. MONDAY GAME The lucky winners of Mondays game were Nett John Browne, Ger O'Brien; Gross Lorraine Troy, Richard O'Leary. WEDNESDAY GAME Names to be in by 10am tee off at 10.30 am. Nett 0-9 Lorraine Troy; Gross 0-9 Breda O'Donnell; Nett 10-18 Marion Burke; Gross 10-18 Mary Malone THURSDAY GAME Our Thursday Games are now underway, all our mem-

bers are welcome to play so have your names in by 6 pm and we will be teeing off at 6.30 pm. The results of Thursday, 22nd May Nett Maureen Power, Richard O'leary; Gross Jacinta O'Mahoney, Michael Havens HOLE IN ONE This year we are having a prize for the most hole in ones during the season. These must be in a Club competiton at the Cunnigar Pitch and Putt and cards must be verified by the tournament committee. To date Patsy Hackett and Paddy Noonan, John Carroll, Michael Havens, Liam Simms and Richard O'Leary have each got one in competition. BONUS NUMBER Bonus number this week is 33, Michael Delaney was the lucky winner this week. PITCH MARKS Leaving Pitch Marks when playing destroys the greens, it takes a lot of care and attention to keep them in pristine condition, so all members are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so. DID YOU KNOW? The holes must be played in the correct sequence around the course.

Corinne McGee and Dave O'Connor of Dungarvan Paints and DIY Bag packing Day at Garveys, Supervalu. MUNSTER SCHOOLS COMPETITON The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club are hosting the Finals of the Munster Schools Competiton. If you would like to represent your school in this competition contact Corinne McGee for more details. All monies must be paid before names are sent to P.P.U.I for competitons MEMBERSHIP FEES Membership fees are now due and can be given to any

committee member. Family €150 Adult €80 Over 60 €50 Juvenile €45 Life members €30. GREEN FEES We are now open for green fees. Opening times are 10 am till 6.00 pm. Adults €5; Juveniles €3; Hire of clubs €2. Club jumpers, tee shirts and caps are for sale in club house

Prizewinners in the West Waterford Golf & Country Club Captain’s Prize kindly presented by Bertie Hallahan. Seated from left: Pat Murray, President; Fintan Gee (3rd), Luke Swayne (2nd), Thomas Curran, winner; Patsy Hallahan, Bertie Hallahan, Captain; Joe Moran (4th) and Conor Morrissey (Best Gross). Also included is David Condon, Vice Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

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Tried and Tested Triathlon Club SUPERB PERFORMANCES IN TRIATHY Saturday brought glorious sunshine and almost 2000 competitors to the County Kildare town of Athy. The reason, the 8th annual Triathy, one of the largest triathlon events in the country and claimed by the organisers to be the fastest! The action got underway bright and early with the double Olympic distance consisting of a 3Km swim, 80Km bike and 20Km run. All competitors in this event started in a mass wave just after 8.30 am. First into the water for Tried and Tested was Joanne O’Neill who was in the first wave of the Olympic distance, which saw competitors at the starting point in the River Barrow at just after 10 am. Joanne, who finished the course with ease in a time of 2hrs 51mins was followed in subsequent waves by husband and wife team, David Gaffney and Liz Murray, who, fresh from last week’s Half Ironman event were taking on the “shorter” distance 1.5Km swim, 40Km bike and 10km run. They were followed by Bryan Hallisey and finally Mike Moloney who got underway at just after 11 a.m. Mike went on to have a super race and finished 45th overall in a time of 2.14.33. Nothing could separate Bryan and Liz who both finished in a time of 2.40.18 with David just behind in 2.42. With the Olympic distance completed, transition opened up for both the Tri-a tri and sprint distance events. Tom Feerick completed his first triathlon in the TryAthy, onwards and upwards Tom. A further five Tried and Tested members took part in the Sprint event (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run). Elaine O’Grady was first into action and she had a cracking swim of just over 10mins, pretty quick considering there was a nice flow to the river on Saturday and the first 250m was upstream. Elaine was followed by her sister Eilis who was also competing in her first triathlon and Elizabeth Callaghan who got to the start line despite an earlier equipment scare – no bike shoes! Ray Crowley was next in, and Ray got a great draft

Liz and Micheál Callaghan before TriAthy. from a good friend of Tried and Tested, Chris Mintern, who went on to win the race in a time of 54.44. The last wave of the day got underway at a little after 6 pm with Micheal Callaghan in this group. Micheal finished in a time of 1.17.34, Liz and Ray who knocked 4 and 6 minutes respectively off their 2013 times to come home in 1.22.38 (Liz) and 1.25.36 (Ray). Elaine came home in 1.31 and Eilis in 1.39. Liz Callaghan was third in her age category and Liz Murray fourth in hers. Overall, a great day’s racing in a superbly organised event. (Micheal Callaghan) CLUB TIME TRIALS We held our second Time Trial of 2014 last Thursday evening over the usual route of Ballinroad to Five Cross Roads and back. This is not a competition and no prizes are awarded, but rather it is designed as a training session to simulate the bike section of a race, and as we use a handicapped system there’s always someone to chase to the finish line. Fastest on the night was Jason Tavers, closely followed by Darren Tutty and Barry Morrissey. Even at this stage of the time trials, lots of people are already beating their times from last year, so we can expect even faster times as the summer progresses. CLUB TRAINING The club is growing at a great rate, with over 80 members to date, most of whom get involved in club training sessions. Our Ballyvoile Brick

Sessions have been running for the past few weeks, our Bike Time Trial continues this Thursday at St Laurence’s Hall, Ballinroad, group sea swims are held on Saturdays in Clonea, and longer cycle spins on Sunday mornings. All are reaping the benefits of group training, particularly those who are swimming in the sea in preparation for the Dungarvan Tri on June 28th. Experienced swimmers provide assistance and advice to those who are new to the open water and ensure they make the most of time in the sea. Thanks to Emmett Mullally and Aidan McCarthy for helping out with the Beginners last week. Training sessions are suitable for all members, irrespective of ability or experience. DUNGARVAN TRIATHLON 2014 Preparations for our first Dungarvan Triathlon are well underway; the trophies have been delivered, the T-shirts are ready, transfers are complete and the waiting list is now closed. We will have a substantial local participation on the day, so please do come to Clonea to support the competitors. There will be quite a competition at the top end of the field with some of Munster’s finest Triathletes in the mix, along with many first-timers whose goal is to finish….before they plan their next day out. If you are free to help us marshall this event, please text Michele on 087 6464252 or contact us via our website.

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Gold Coast Golf Club Lady Captain's Prize kindly presented by William Reynolds. Seated from left: Rosie Murphy (4th), Karen Darcy (3rd), Esther McGuckian (2nd), Noreen Darcy, Winner; Williamina Reynolds, Lady Captain; Aisling Fennell (Gross); Serena Roche (5th) and Margaret Harty, (Visitor’s Prize). Standing from left: Teresa Queally (Past Captain); Josephine Fennell (Back 9); Margaret Mulhearne (Front 9); Elaine Goss (Catg. C); Martina Corkery (Catg. B); Ruth Hannigan (Catg. A) and Loraine Bernie, Lady President. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

THE latest edition of our Newsletter 'Everyone Active' is now available! Packed full of news and updates and a calendar of upcoming courses and events. 4.pdf NATIONAL RECREATION WEEK 2014 National Recreation Week takes place from 2nd to 8th June, 2014. The focus of National Recreation Week is to give young people an opportunity to participate in new activities that they have not done before. Waterford Sports Partnership in conjunction with Waterford City & County Council and local clubs and community groups

have organised a number of events across the City & County. Click here to see what’s on in Waterford and contact the relevant person to book your spot today! national-recreation-week2014.html NATIONAL BIKE WEEK 2014 National Bike will be held from 14th to 22nd June, 2014, with cycling events all over the country. Waterford City and County Council in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership, Go Dungarvan and local community groups and schools are

hosting lots of events across the City & County. Click on the link below to see what’s on near you! national-bike-week-2014.html NATIONAL PLAY DAY 2014 National Play Day takes place on Sunday, 6th July the focus of National Play Day is 'going out to play', where projects create opportunities for outdoor play at street, neighbourhood and community level. Click on the link below to see what’s being planned in Waterford! national-play-day-2014.html


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Talking Horses Flynn the man at Tramore PAT Flynn has his team in top form and he reiterated that fact that saddling a double at Tramore on Saturday. The Waterford-based trainer got off the mark in the August Festival 14th to 17th Rated Race with his Waydownsouth grinding out a game

¾-length victory under Danny Grant. The Flynn double was completed in the concluding Dunhill Ladies Maiden, with Katie Walsh giving his Gusty Rocky a very strong ride to take the spoils by a nose from Sizing Italy.

Elliott and Codd double up at Ballinrobe GORDON Elliott and top-class amateur rider Jamie Codd were the team to follow at Ballinrobe on Monday evening, with them combining to win the two bumpers on the card. They got off the mark in the Supermacs Ballinrobe & Claremorris Mares INH Flat Race with Bell Walks Day

showing a very game attitude indeed to rally and get the better of Hello Sweetie by ½-length. They completed their respective doubles with the hard-fought ½-length victory of Fort Smith in the Family Day 22nd July INH Flat Race.

Aidan O’Brien completes double at Ballinrobe AIDAN O’Brien has shown in the last year that he still has the touch when it comes to National Hunt horses and he reiterated that fact at Ballinrobe on Tuesday by teaming up with

Robbie Power to complete a double. He opened his account in the McHale Fusion 3 Hurdle with Plinth not needing to be overly extended to prevail by an easy 1½

lengths. The O’Brien/Power brace was completed in the McHale Fusion Vario Maiden Hurdle with King Leon grinding out a hardfought length success.

Shock victory for Ballyadam Brook at Listowel THE feature race on Sunday’s card at Listowel was the Croom House Stud Handicap and it produced a shock result, with the Terence O’Brien-trained Ballyadam Brook making all the running to record a 20/1

victory. The unconsidered 10-year-old raced clear of the field for much of the race under Rory Cleary and despite the best efforts of Hisaabaat, he just held on by a desperate short-head. The most promising per-

formance on the card came in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Homeland making a promising winning debut under Joseph O’Brien.

Rivage D’Or gets the job done at Kilbeggan THE Streamstown Handicap Chase was the main event on Sunday’s card at Kilbeggan and it saw the Dessie Hughestrained Rivage D’Or come out on top. The nine-year-old was given a well-judged waiting ride by Kevin Sexton to hit the front on the run in and score by two lengths. The pick of the remainder of the action was the Follow @KilbegganRaces On

Twitter Mares Hurdle and it produced an allthe-way victory for the Willie Mullins-trained Pink Hat, with her forging away in the straight to prevail by six lengths under Patrick Mullins. Here for the Craic won the opening maiden hurdle for owner John Connery and trainer Ken Budds in the hands of Davy Russell.

Exciting Japanese entries for Irish Champions weekend JAPANESE sensation Just A Way has been given an entry in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes. The race is the showpiece of the inaugural Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh at Leopardstown on September 13/14th and if either he or compatriot Denim And Ruby take part, they will be the first ever runner in Ireland to represent the Asian nation. In total, 22 individual Group 1 winners feature among the 61 entries for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, which include

Cirrus Des Aigles, African Story, Magician, Al Kazeem, Ruler Of The World, The Fugue, Sky Lantern, Chicquita, Australia and Toast Of New York. The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger has also attracted a strong entry, with 38 of the 73 initial entries are trained overseas and include the Queen’s Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate, former Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden, his old rival Red Cadeaux, Godolphin's Cavalryman and Encke, plus Marco Botti's Tac De Boistron.

Top jockeys and chefs launch Family Fun BBQ Evening at Clonmel Races on Friday, June 13th.

Family Fun BBQ Evening at Clonmel Races on Friday, June 13th TO launch the Clonmel Races BBQ Family Fun evening on Friday, June 13th, Racecourse Chefs Deirdre and Mary were joined by some of Ireland’s top jockeys for some Parade Ring fun. The Friday night race-meeting will be the last of Clonmel’s Summer fixtures and will include 7 top class jump races, free children’s entertainment from 4 p.m., a delicious BBQ and live music after racing by Legends until late. The BBQ package, a popular choice for social clubs, families and friends is booking up fast which will ensure a great crowd and atmosphere to start the weekend in style. The BBQ package includes

Wiseoverbury wins Kinsale’s Four Mile Point-to-Point AT SATURDAY’S South Union Foxhounds Point-to-Point at Kinsale, Wiseoverbury won the Open Lightweight Four Mile Race for Stradbally owner John Whelan. Trained by Nick Kiely he hit the front inside the final 50 yards and had a neck to spare at the line. The winner was ridden by Barry O’Neill.

Fixtures Punchestown – Wednesday, 4th June (First Race 5:50) Tipperary – Thursday, 5th June (First Race 5:35) Downpatrick – Friday, 6th June (First Race 5:40) Leopardstown – Friday, 6th June (First Race 5:55) Limerick – Saturday, 7th June (First Race 5:35) Curragh – Sunday, 8th June (First Race 2:20) Roscommon – Monday, 9th June (First Race 6:00) Roscommon – Tuesday, 10th June (First Race 5:55) Fairyhouse – Wednesday, 11th June (First Race 6:00)

admission ticket, racecard, BBQ meal and €5 Tote bet all for just €25 per person. For those of you who would like to ‘stay and play’ Clonmel Supporters Club have teamed up with Hotel Minella to create an incredible €70 package that includes entry to races, racecard, a BBQ meal, live music, Hotel Minella overnight accommodation with breakfast and use of leisure facilities, transfers to and from the racetrack, a free €5 bet and VIP balcony viewing access. “Our Friday, June 13th Summer fixture is our last Summer meeting so we have put a real push behind it locally and our

bookings are way ahead of last year with lots of businesses, social clubs and groups joining us for some Friday night frolics at our season finale. Admission tickets are available on the gate and children under 16 years come racing for free on the evening however, please note BBQ packages must be prebooked”. For further information contact Eugene Cooney, Sales & Marketing Manager, Clonmel Races on 052 618 8508, email, visit or follow Clonmel Races on Facebook and Twitter.

Mullins and Ruby star at Tramore WILLIE Mullins and Ruby Walsh are by far the most powerful team in Irish National Hunt racing and they were the headline performers at Tramore on Friday evening, teaming up to complete a double on the card. They got off the mark courtesy of the win

of Ashjar in the Launch Of The August Racing Festival 14th to 17th Maiden Hurdle and they completed their successful evening by teaming up with Alelchi Inois to record an impressive 20 lengths victory in the Find Us On Facebook Beginners Chase.

Tony Martin completes mixed double at Down Royal TONY Martin took centre stage on Down Royal’s mixed card on Friday evening, saddling a winner over jumps and a winner on the level. He got off the mark in the Barclay O2 Maiden Hurdle with Shemshal delivering on

previous promise to record an easy nine lengths victory under Barry Geraghty. Just over three hours later, Martin doubled his tally courtesy of the easy 4¾ lengths victory of the Fran Berry-ridden Artful Artist in the Nokia Handicap.

Wachman and Lordan in charge at Fairyhouse DAVID Wachman and Wayne Lordan are one of the most in-form teams in Irish racing at the moment and they were the star performers at Fairyhouse on Thursday, teaming up to

complete a double on the card. The highlight of their braces came in the featured Lyrath Estate Summer Ladies Day 13th July Rated Race with Pearl Earing

recording an authoritative ¾length margin. Their doubles were completed in the concluding Bobbyjo Bistro Great Value Packages Fillies Maiden with Circling holding on by a head.



Lismore Golf Club Vice President's Prize. Mr. Willie F. Henry pictured presenting his prize to winner John Rumley, and Brid Henry presenting second prize to Patsy O'Donoghue. Picture also includes prizewinners Richie Omonde Best Gross, Dennis Galvin third and Sean Daly fourth with Patricia Lonergan, Lady Captain, Peter Whelan, Cub Captain and Tim O'Leary, Club President. [Michael Kiely]

Dungarvan Golf Club Ladies 3 Person Waltz Competition sponsored by The Country Store. L-R: Deirdre Ruane, Michelle Mernin and Rachel Kiely 3rd; Margaret Harty, Lady Captain; Conor Lannen, The Country Store, sponsor; Cathie O’Mahony, Joanne Fitzgerald and Niamh Reynolds, winners Anna Harhen, Linda Hogan and Marie Veale, 2nd [Pat Crowley]

Lismore Golf Club weekly competition winners. Peter Whelan, Club Captain pictured presenting Barry Rumley, Marty McNamara, Jo Jo Tobin, Sheila Denn, Mike Keane, John Rumley, Donal O'Leary, Paul Quinn, Craig Scotton, P.J. Coughlan and Ted O'Leary. [Michael Kiely

Dungarvan Golf Club Junior Scratch Cup. David Crowley, Club Captain, presenting Junior Scratch Trophy to Brian Irish, winner. Also included in photo Donal Williams, 3rd [Pat Crowley]

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West Waterford Golf & Country Club Captains Prize to the Ladies. Bertie Hallahan, Captain presents his prize to the winner Joan Sheehan. Included are June Whyte for Jean Conway (2nd) Margaret O'Sullivan, Lady Captain (3rd), Standing from left Ben Flynn, (Catg. B) Mary Donnelly, (Catg. A) Jean O'Donovan, (Catg. C) and Bridget Spratt, (Best Gross). [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Lady Winners in the Captain’s Prize at West Waterford Golf & Country Club. From left: June Nolan (2nd), Margaret O'Sullivan, Lady Captain; Rose McCarthy, winner and Bertie Hallahan, Captain. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Lismore Golf Club Vice-President's Prize. Mr. Willie F. Henry pictured presenting his prize to Ladies winner Catherine Moynihan. Picture also includes Brid Henry and prizewinners Fiona Howard, Amanda Power, Patricia Bolger-McCarthy with Patricia Lonergan, Lady Captain; Peter Whelan, Club Captain and Tim O'Leary, Club President and Master John McGrath. [Michael Kiely]

Dungarvan Golf Club Club Classic Best Men winners kindly sponsored by John and Niamh Reynolds, Kereen Building Services. Front L-R: Niamh Reynolds and John Reynolds, sponsors; Sean Wade, Jim Moroney, winners. Back Row L-R: David Crowley, Club Captain; John Corbett, winner; Jim Kiersey, accepting prize for Bertie Hallahan, winner. [Pat Crowley]

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Dungarvan observer 6 6 2014 edition