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Europol and Interpol involved in search for Eastern European gang suspected of several distraction-type thefts across the South East By Paul Mooney EUROPOL and Interpol are now involved in the hunt for an Eastern European gang suspected of stealing €5,000 from a Dungarvan woman who had withdrawn the cash just minutes earlier from the bank to pay for her brother’s funeral.

Garda Inspector Larry Sheahan described it at the time as an extremely ‘mean and sneaky theft’ on an elderly woman and when the story broke locally at the end of April, it went nationwide and shocked people across the country. It is believed the gang, composed of two men and two women (Romanian and


Polish nationals) fled the country in the wake of the publicity over the theft from the elderly Dungarvan woman. The incident happened on Thursday morning, 26th April last, when the 73-year-old woman had withdrawn €5,000 from a local bank in Dungarvan. The woman’s brother had

passed away the previous week and the money was to pay for his funeral expenses. Gardaí said they believed the elderly woman may have been observed withdrawing the money in the bank and was followed as far as Emmet Street, where she was stopped by a man with a map who sought directions. c Continued on page 2


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Cllr. Declan Doocey is Waterford’s new Mayor THE new Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Declan Doocey, who was elected to the position last week, has vowed to fight for 24/7 cardiac care at UHW (University Hospital Waterford) as well as push for university status for WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology). Cllr. Doocey, speaking at Waterford Council’s AGM last Thursday evening, in the presence of his family, friends, Council colleagues and other distinguished guests, said that some of the key issues for him include further investment in the tourism sector, particularly for the Blackwater Valley in West Waterford; as well as seek funding for Waterford Airport to make it a viable business and ensure it is a gateway into Ireland’s sunny South East. Cllr. Doocey also pledged his support for the development of Waterford City’s North Quays and promote the region to prospective employers. “I am privileged to serve the people of West Waterford.This is my first time holding the office

of Mayor and First Citizen and I hope I will be able to do the role justice,” Mayor Doocey said. Mayor Doocey said it was a great honour to accept the position as First Citizen of Waterford City and County and thanked his proposer, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan and seconder, Cllr. James Tobin. Mayor Doocey said it was also a proud day for his wife, Rita, and family, and he thanked them for their support over the years. He said it was also a very important day for the community in West Waterford who first elected him to the Council nearly 15 years ago. “I dedicate my year as Mayor to my loyal constituents and supporters throughout the city and county. I appreciate the trust you’ve given me for this wonderful position,” Mayor Doocey added. In a roll-call vote, Cllr. Doocey was elected Mayor with 20 votes in support, defeating his opponent, Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald who had seven votes. Four Councillors were absent

from the meeting and there was one abstention. Cllr. Fitzgerald said he was delighted to see Cllr. Doocey elected as Mayor. “I’ve worked alongside you for years and I’ve always found you to be one of the most upstanding and honest Councillors that ever graced the Council Chamber,” Cllr. Fitzgerald said. “I believe you will make an excellent Mayor and wish you the best of luck in the role for the upcoming year,” he added. Other Councillors voiced their congratulations to Mayor Doocey on his election. DEPUTY MAYOR Meanwhile, Cllr. John O’Leary was elected unopposed as Deputy Mayor of Waterford City and County. He was proposed by Cllr. Michael J. O’Ryan, seconded by Cllr. Damien Geoghegan. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Chief Executive of Waterford Council, Michael Walsh, speaking on behalf of the Executive, said officials had the “height of

The newly elected Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr. Declan Doocey (FG) pictured with his wife Rita, daughter Audrey and son Aaron Doocey. [Noel Browne] respect for the position of mayoralty” and said Cllr. Pat Nugent “upheld that tradition for the past year” with the phenomenal amount of work that was carried out. Congratulating Mayor Doocey, he said he had “no doubt you will equally carry forward the tradition in the context of the mayoralty”. “I wish you good luck and

best wishes for the year ahead and have no doubt of your capacity,” said Mr.Walsh, pledging support from the Council to Mayor Doocey. OUTGOING MAYOR Outgoing Mayor, Cllr. Pat Nugent took the opportunity to reflect on his year as Mayor and described it as “an extraordinary year for me”. He expressed thanks to

The newly elected Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr. Declan Doocey (FG) pictured with Councillors and staff of Waterford Council.

Council staff and his Council colleagues for all their support over the year and thanked Cllr. John Cummins for his support as Deputy Mayor. Cllr. Nugent also thanked his wife and family for their support during his year as Mayor. Various Councillors also took the opportunity to thank Cllr. Nugent for his year of service as Mayor.

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Hunt goes EU-wide for suspects in local theft FROM FRONT PAGE As the man distracted the elderly lady, another individual (a woman) came up from behind, dipped into the woman’s handbag, took the large sum of money and slipped away unnoticed. Fortunately, Dungarvan Town Centre has CCTV, which Gardaí were able to examine and iden-

tify the criminals. They also passed the footage onto their colleagues in Europol and Interpol. Thanks to that CCTV footage, the identities of the gang members have been confirmed and it is only a matter of time before the law enforcement agencies track them down. It is understood a European

Arrest Warrant will be prepared and when the four individuals are found, they will be arrested pending their extradition to Ireland. Insp. Sheahan said Gardaí strongly suspect that the gang were also involved in a number of distraction-type thefts around the South East over the past few months.

Superintendent Michael Leacy confirmed the Gardaí are liaising with their colleagues in Europol and Interpol, as the gang are also suspects in other similar offences outside the jurisdiction as well. The family of the elderly woman, who wish to remain anonymous, said it was an “appallingly cruel and mean-

spirited crime”. There is little chance of the money being recovered. The theft has just added to the family’s grief and devastation over their brother’s death. VIGILANCE Gardaí have asked that people should be vigilant, wary of their surroundings and wary if anyone is watch-

ing them, if they have to withdraw large sums of cash - it is advisable to have someone else with you, such as a trusted family member or friend. Gardaí advised that it is preferable if people use bank drafts or Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) if you need to withdraw a large amount of cash.


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Cllr. Pratt to continue seeking Greenway extension as new Municipal District Cathaoirleach By Christy Parker LABOUR Councillor John Pratt is the new Chairman of the Dungarvan-Lismore Municipality. The Tallow-based politician was elected unopposed at June’s AGM, having been proposed by Fine Gael Cllr. Damien Geoghegan and seconded by Cllr. James Tobin (FF). Cllr. Pratt said he would continue to press for an extension of the Greenway into West Waterford, as he had advocated in recent months. “Even if it’s not a possibility I would ask that we find a way of developing certain sections” he urged. He cited the red bridge in Cappoquin as an example of individual landmarks that be developed as ‘side attractions’ alongside the Greenway. Waterford Council CEP Michael Walsh said he didn’t think it logistically viable to extend the Greenway, given issues such as land ownership and national policy. However he agreed that “certain elements” such as where St. Declan’s Way merges with the greenway had “possibilities.” COMMITTED Earlier Cllr. Geoghegan had paid tribute to Cllr. Pratt as a “very committed Councillor and

very rooted in his community” in his roles as “chairman of Tallow Community Council, a longserving member of Local Link and a board member of Lismore Heritage Company.” Cllr. Geoghegan added that Cllr. Pratt had been re-elected in 2014 at a difficult time nationally for his political party. “You stood on your record and were one of the shining lights within the Labour Party”, he attributed. Cllr.Tobin said the Pratt family were “synonymous with Tallow” and friends of his, while Cllr. Declan Doocey (FG) said his election placed “our community in well capable hands.” Somewhat appropriately he told the Labour mans “You are well entitled to your day in the sun.” Outgoing Cathaoirleach Cllr. Tom Cronin (FF) said he was “only a phone call away” if his successor needed assistance, while Cllr. Séamus O’Donnell (IND) said he was “delighted” for the new chairman and his family. Cllr. Siobhán Whelan (SF) in congratulating Cllr. Pratt was pleased to see a break from the ‘pact’ system that had seen the chair rotated between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. The Councillors also unanimously agreed that Cllr. Cronin had performed his duties impartially and capably.

Cllr. Pratt expressed his delight that his wife Margo, mother Frances, sisters Amanda, Linda and Rosemary and stepson Liam, were present. He said the Lismore Electoral Area’s change from a four-seat to a three-seat would “present new challenges” but he wished his colleagues a successful campaign. SECOND IN COMMAND Meanwhile, Cllr. Geoghegan was elected Leas Cathaoirleach on being proposed by Cllr. Cronin and seconded by Cllr. Doocey.The nomination sparked minor dissent, which transpired as more comedic than caustic, when Cllr. O’Donnell countered-proposed Cllr. Whelan. CIlr. O’Donnell said it was “unfair” that as Cllr. Whelan, being the “the only lady” amongst the Councillors should be deprived of the position. Cllr. Whelan seconded herself but a show of hands showed no further support. MORE THAN A WOMAN Cllr. Geoghegan quickly scolded Cllr. O’Donnell for proposing Cllr. Whelan on the basis of her gender rather political achievements. “You could have at least spoken about her record and her contribution in the Chamber”, he pointed out. “She is much more than just a woman”, he pointed out.

Cllr. O’Donnell replied that it was Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar who was promoting gender balance. The new Cathaoirleach’s first intervention in office was to call time quickly on a smouldering interchange before it heated into a flash fire, as Cllr. O’Donnell continued to murmur disconsolately. Cllr. Whelan thanked Cllr. O’Donnell and acknowledged Cllr. Geoghegan’s remarks but added that a ‘first cross the line’ process should be deployed for appointments. Cllr. Geoghegan objected that under those terms “the party that’s brave enough to go out and win as many seats as it possibly can would spread the vote very thinly” whereas somebody like Cllr. Whelan, as a lone Sinn Féin candidate would be guaranteed to become cathaoirleach.” CEO Micheal Walsh concluded the business meeting as he congratulated both appointments while observing that the body of work conducted by Municipal Districts was generally overlooked. “We see it at first hand”, he commented. “Without it we wouldn’t function as we do and, while not perfect in any way, it is an absolutely vital link in the chain that is of its essence, democracy.”


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Niamh Drohan crowned N.I. ‘Miss Figure’ 2018 at BNBF regional finals nalist and started attending a 24 hour gym near her home. Niamh said many people think bodybuilding is a diet of broccoli and chicken, “but it’s not really” and it is not the stereotypical diet of huge amounts of protein. “You can eat like normal, but you have to be precise in weighing your food to determine calorie intake,” she points out. “It is a balance of protein and carbohydrates so that you lose fat, but maintain and build muscle. It’s not all protein – just a healthy balance.” She said the strict regime would be about 80 percent diet and 20 percent training. Niamh also pointed out that in order for a diet to be sustainable, you can’t eliminate foods or demonise foods such as ‘good or bad’, but rather look upon food as an energy source / fuel, so if she did fancy a chocolate bar, she wouldn’t deprive herself. Niamh participated in her first bodybuilding show in October, 2016. Since then she has featured within the top six places in at least five shows. “Now that I’ve won, and because I wanted it for so long, I find it surreal. It wasn’t an easy process, with highs and lows, but I’m delighted to have won. I’m really happy with myself,” she said. To prepare for a bodybuilding show like the BNBF, Niamh had to start dieting last February and follow a regimental training routine. It is a strict diet and a demanding training schedule in the leadup to the shows. As an example of her training regime, Niamh said she was up early for some cardio training in the morning before going to work, and then weight training in the

DUNGARVAN’S Niamh Drohan has been crowned Northern Ireland ‘Miss Figure’ 2018 in the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation regional finals, writes Paul Mooney. The BNBF are holding regional qualifiers across the UK and Niamh won the ‘Miss Figure’ class in the Northern Ireland qualifier of the competition, which was held last Sunday week, 24th June, at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Her win means she qualifies to go onto the British Finals in October. Niamh said winning the ‘Miss Figure’ class was the “proudest moment of my life”. She described the win as “surreal” and told this newspaper she was “delighted and thrilled to have won”. Niamh beat her other competitor in the class on better structure in fore-figure, with judges commenting that her structure was “very good”. “Being on stage can be daunting. I had to learn how to pose so my physique can be judged,” said Niamh, speaking to the Dungarvan Observer. She said diet and training for shows is easy, but the hardest part is being able to present yourself properly, “so pose and hold is important”. Niamh has competed in other bodybuilding shows in Ireland, and recently competed in a show last May in Cork. “The first couple of shows was a learning curve for me, but the more shows you do, the more you grow in confidence.” Keeping fit is a hobby for Niamh and she used to do triathalons and running, and progressed to bodybuilding two years ago, when she moved to Dublin to work as a jour-

afternoon after work. Winning in the N.I qualifiers means she can progress to the British finals, but Niamh indicated she may take a break as the strict regime can be a gruelling process which is physically and mentally tough. “It does take a lot out of your life, particularly with all the training,” she pointed out. “A break would suit me now,” she said, adding that remaining active, when she is not training, is just as important. “I love coming home to Dungarvan and going for walks, particularly along the Greenway,” she said. Niamh is a former student of Ard Scoil na nDéise. She went on to do her BA in Journalism at Limerick University and also obtained a HDip in TV Production with Nemeton. She worked as a journalist for Waterford City newspaper, Waterford News and Star and then worked for UTV Ireland as an online journalist. She then took up her current position as video producer / videographer and journalist with the Irish Mirror. The BNBF, which was established in 2000, is a non-profit organisation which operates purely for the good of natural athletes. All competitors are natural bodybuilders and the BNBF adheres to a very stringent drugtesting policy to ensure all their athletes are drug-free. Check out their website: or find them on Facebook.

A delighted Niamh Drohan from Dungarvan, pictured on stage at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, with her trophy after she won the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation NI Miss Figure 2018. [Photo: BNBF / Norm Keilty]


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Comeragh District AGM 2018 - Newly elected Chairman of the Comeragh District, Cllr. Ray Murphy with his parents Patsy and Allie, sister Sarah and brother Patrick. [Sean Byrne]

Comeragh District AGM 2018 - Newly elected Chairman of the Comeragh District, Cllr. Ray Murphy with his wife Louise, daughter Ava and son Cillian. [Sean Byrne]

Dungarvan & Lismore Municipal District AGM 2018 – Seated left to right: Honor Dunphy, Meeting Adminstrator. Cllr. John Pratt, Chairman; Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Vice Chairman and Cllr. Siobhan Whelan. Standing left to right: Cllr. Declan Doocey, Cllr. James Tobin, Cllr. Tom Cronin, Cllr. Seamus Ó Domhnaill, Michael Walsh CEO and Ferghal Reidy, Waterford City & County Council. [Sean Byrne]

Cllr. Tom Cronin, Outgoing Chairman congratulates the Newly elected Chairman of the Dungarvan & Lismore Municipal District Cllr. John Pratt. [Sean Byrne]

Dungarvan & Lismore Municipal District AGM 2018 – Newly elected Chairman Cllr. John Pratt with his wife Margo and son Liam O'Gorman.

Comeragh District AGM 2018 – Seated from left Honor Dunphy, Meeting Adminstrator; Cllr. Ray Murphy, Chairperson; Cllr. Michael J. O'Ryan, Vice Chairperson and Ivan Grimes, Waterford City & County Council. Standing from left Cllr. Seanie Power, Cllr. Declan Clune, Cllr. John O'Leary and Cllr. Liam Brazil.

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No electrical car charging points for Lismore THERE won’t be any electrical car charging units in Lismore in the forseeable future as the debate rolls on nationally as to who will fund the next generation of charging units. Cllr. John Pratt asked officials at the June Plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council if any consideration would be given to electrical car charging ports in the Lismore area. He pointed out that there are electrical charing ports in Dungarvan. Director of Services, Fergus Galvin, noted that the ESB put a network of public electric vehicle charge points across the city and county. But, he pointed out there is a debate going on nationally over who will roll out the next generation set of charing points into areas, as the ESB want to give up ownership of them. “We don’t have a clue yet as to who will fund them or how they will be rolled out,” Mr. Galvin said. “It will be a number of months before that becomes clear, but in the short term we won’t be installing any new charging points at this stage, and we don’t have responsibility for them.”

50 km/h speed limit moved closer to Kilmeaden village MOTORISTS travelling the R680 into Kilmeaden from the Waterford direction will be relieved to know that the local authority has revised the 50 km/h which was brought in earlier in the year. Under the speed limit review which took place last year, the 50 km/h limit was extended out from Kilmeaden village near to Orchardstown Cross, which caused uproar amongst motorists, who felt the extension of the special speed limit was unnecessary. Following a review, the Council agreed to re-locate the 50 km/h special speed limit closer to Kilmeaden village. There was also a proposal to change the current speed limit of 80 km/h on the L907-08 Monamintra Cross Road and L907-06 Kilcaragh Cross Road to 50 km/h to make the limit more appropriate to its environment and improve road safety. The proposal was brought before the June Plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council which was unanimously passed.

Pictured at the launch of the Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford were Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer, Waterford City and County Council; Sean Gormley, Executive Engineer Environmental Section Waterford County Council; the Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Pat Nugent and Dungarvan Tidy Towns members Ann Marie Rossiter and Gemma Power and representatives from Bin Your Litter. [Sean Byrne]

Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Pat Nugent launches 2018 gum litter campaign Launch is on foot of a newly signed three year negotiated agreement between government and industry THE Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Pat Nugent officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. He was joined by members of Dungarvan Tidy Towns, who are working continuously on their entry into this year’s Entente Florale competition. The Gum Litter Taskforce has been successful to date in changing the public’s behaviour by encouraging correct gum disposal through a targeted education awareness campaign and demonstrates the power of Government and industry alliance in driving positive change. The latest report of the National Litter Monitoring Pollution System has shown that the percentage of chewing gum as a proportion of litter dropped

to 8% in 2017 from 15% in 2016. Last year’s campaign maintained an all-time high of 93% of people stating that they regard chewing gum as litter, pointing to the attitudinal impact which the campaign has affected since it first began. Research commissioned by the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) and conducted by Kantar Millward Brown during the 2017 campaign has demonstrated the campaign’s positive effect on people’s behaviour towards gum disposal. The latest results show 86% of people saying they dispose of their gum correctly, compared with just 54% in 2006 when the campaign began. Speaking at the launch, the Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr. Pat

Nugent said: “The Gum Litter Taskforce is a fantastic initiative for communities to get involved in. Each year, we see communities coming together with the common aim of reducing the level of littered gum within their respective localities. The campaign has achieved positive results to date in this regard, and I hope this year’s campaign will continue to further build on those results. Waterford City and County Council have recently invested in a gum removal machine. This will be rotated between Dungarvan, Tramore and Waterford to remove gum litter from our streets.” Paul Kelly, Chairman of the GLT added: “Each year, the GLT campaign endeavours to educate people on the proper manner in which to dispose of their used gum. Beginning in

2007, the campaign has seen sustained and marked progress in changing people’s attitudes to littered gum which has in turn positively impacted upon behavioural patterns when it comes to gum disposal. As ever, we are committed to continuing efforts to eradicate gum from our streets entirely. Today’s national launch marks an important part of a wider nationwide campaign which also includes a national advertising campaign and a school’s education programme, Bin It!”. Katherine Hogan, Corporate Affairs Director, Mars Ireland said: “Mars Ireland and Wrigley are delighted once more to be part of such a successful campaign. Although the GLT is funded by industry, it could not have achieved the level of success to date without the active

and enthusiastic participation of local authorities up and down the country to whom we are very grateful. This year’s campaign contains a number of new platforms and means through which we will be able to extend our awareness raising and educational outreach amongst the public and we are excited to see how this will play out. We look forward to playing our part in tackling the issue of littered gum and working alongside local communities in achieving this goal”. The 2018 campaign is the first in a three-year cycle which commenced on foot of a negotiated agreement between the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Food Drink Ireland (FDI) representing the gum industry.


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Garda Probationers welcomed IN any business, an extra pair of hands is always welcome. When five extra pairs of hands become available, then it is an exceptionally fortunate moment for the beneficiary. The arrival of five new probationary Gardaí who will be stationed to Dungarvan Garda Station is welcome news indeed, especially as they arrive at the busiest time of the year when Dungarvan is full of visitors. While the new arrivals will not be able to perform the full range of functions of qualified Gardaí, they will accompany their colleagues on the beat and among the wider public and be able to perform supplementary functions, freeing up hours for the regular Gardaí to increase the available policing hours. They will also be able to fulfil their mandate of gaining experience in a wide range of Garda functions in the very pleasant surroundings of Dungarvan and West Waterford and hopefully as they depart the town, they will be able to look back on a fruitful and enjoyable time here. As one Councillor correctly pointed out, very cordial and co-operative relations exist between the public and the Gardaí and relations with the local authority are also well founded. We wish the new Gardaí a very pleasant few months stay here in Dungarvan and trust they will get the experience they desire and build their knowledge and confidence to contribute significantly to the proud organisation of which they are aspiring members. As these new Gardaí set out around the town, there is a reminder of a robbery which took place at the end of April last where an elderly lady was robbed of €5,000 which she had just withdrawn to pay for her brother’s funeral. Pictures from the town CCTV helped Gardaí identify

INCORP. MUNSTER INDUSTRIAL ADVOCATE Serving the community of County Waterford for over a century 1912–2018 the culprits and the pictures were also sent to Interpol as the suspects were of Polish and Romanian origin. The net for these suspects for what was a particularly mean crime is now tightening around Europe and it is hoped that they will be apprehended sooner rather than later. The value of CCTV cannot be overstated, for while the system could be considered intrusive, if it solves or prevents crime then it is well worthwhile. It is unlikely that anyone who has a shred of feeling would object to the use of the system to track down these suspects.

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for men as they overwhelmingly outnumber women in Dáil Éireann, many other considerations including electoral geography and the good of the party will have to be considered. After the last election, in all, 35 women were elected to Dáil Éireann, taking 22.3% of the seats being contested, and now composing 22.2% of all deputies. It is now felt and An Taoiseach has been put on notice, that with a much greater number of women in the Dáil and in politics generally, there should be a requirement to maintain numerical equality between women and men in the Cabinet. With eleven men and four women sitting around the Cabinet table at present, this percentage roughly reflects the number of TDs elected from each gender. People will ask if it should follow such a disparity in elected members, that an equal number of men and women should be chosen for Cabinet. The nominations for cabinet positions is entirely in the gift of the Taoiseach of the day and it is likely, knowing his track record on minority positions, that Leo Varadkar supports at least a greater number of women in Cabinet. The ability to even up the numbers rests entirely with An Taoiseach, but as all Taoisigh come to realise in time, there are always constraints to be considered and no Taoiseach can do exactly as he (so far) would like. The debate about evening up the number of women elected to Dail Eireann is a lengthy and contentious one and will go on for years yet. It is now reported that the deposed Minister, Frances Fitzgerald is anxious to get back into Cabinet, relying on gender equality to help her cause. Whether this argument will convince An Taoiseach and whether or not Deputy Fitzgerald should be given that opportunity are debatable, but ultimately, like many decisions made by Taoisigh, Dail arithmetic; electoral considerations and the good of the party will ultimately decide the promotional prospects of the women Deputies.

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Positive news for UHW cardiac services FIANNA Fáil TD for Waterford Marty Butler has received further confirmation that a modular cath lab will be provided at University Hospital Waterford. “I’ve always maintained that we need to have a 24 / 7 cath lab at UHW which can provide both diagnostic and cardiac intervention care at UHW. It’s a vital service for the south-east and the Government needs to ensure that it is delivered,” said Deputy Butler. “The Consultants based at UHW feel this proposed modular unit would greatly enhance the cardiac services they could offer to the public having one elective and one non elective lab,”she said. “This is certainly a step in the right direction, it’s not 24/7. “However, it is the next step in expanding the current service. “The current capacity demand mismatch cannot continue. “Working with my Waterford Oireachtas colleagues in a constructive way has been a positive step to ensure the delivery of this vital unit. We will continue to work together to ensure that it is delivered,” Deputy Butler added.

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Power welcomes funding to enhance safety measures at rural schools COMERAGH Councillor Seanie Power has welcomed the hugely positive news that a total of €392,000 in funding is to be allocated to various communities across County Waterford to enhance road and pedestrian safety measures at rural schools. Cllr. Power said he has been working “tirelessly over the last couple of years” with Senator Coffey to ensure the allocation of the funding. “Safety around schools is something which is of huge importance to me and I will work hard with the Department to ensure the safety of all in my constituency,” said Cllr. Power. He welcomed the fact that

there will be €50,000 of CLAR funding allocated to Crehana N.S. for safety improvement measures, provision of safe parking off-road and new footpaths. Previously, this newspaper highlighted the safety concerns at Crehana National School, Carrickbeg, which is situated on a dangerous bend on the busy regional road, the R676. Cllr. Power said that another €50,000 will be awarded to Rathgormack National School to provide for lighting improvements and to construct a new footpath towards school and community grounds from the village centre. There will also be a €20,000

Comeragh-based Councillor Seanie Power (FG). allocation to Clonea Power National School for installation of services and new public lighting from the village centre to the church / school area.

Pictured at the official launch of Faithlegg Hotel’s new rebrand and refurbishment, are TV Honan, Liz McGough, Deirdre Houlihan and Damien Tiernan. [Marc O’Sullivan]

€392,000 in Clár funding for Road Safety Improvements in Schools across County Waterford FINE Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has welcomed news that €392,000 in CLAR funding is being granted to local communities across County Waterford to enhance road and pedestrian safety outside rural schools across the county. “The announcement by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, that €392,000 in CLAR funding will be spent across 11 projects in county Waterford is welcome news and will mean critical improvements can be made outside schools in areas like car-parking, publiclighting, signage etc,” said Senator Coffey. He said many of these projects were brought to his attention by Fine Gael Councillors who are active on the ground in assisting their local communities and he commended the Councillors and the Council Engineering staff for identifying these projects and submitting them to the department for funding. In recent meetings with Minister Ring, Senator Coffey, a General Election Candidate for Waterford, has emphasised the importance of these grants for the local rural communities. Senator Coffey commended Minister Ring who has a deep interest in Rural Affairs for making adequate funding available for these Waterford projects. “The areas listed have now received funding for their local projects and I would like to commend them for the pro-active manner in which they submitted their projects for funding and also I would like to thank Waterford Council for their assistance and guidance to communities in helping them draw down this critical funding for rural Waterford”. “Fine Gael is working hard to ensure the fruits of our recovering economy are used to support local communities in Waterford including rural areas. This will ensure that the people who really need it can benefit,” he added.


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O’Reilly Traditional Butchers and other local produce showcased at Comeraghs Wild Festival July 12th to 15th O’REILLY Traditional Butchers in Kilmacthomas are among 30 plus local traders who will be showcasing their produce in the village on Saturday, July 14th, as part of a major, free street fete which is expected to draw massive crowds to the region. The free, street event is one of the key events on the Comeraghs Wild Festival programme and will be the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to the region to get together for a major, open air celebration, the organisers say. The fair starts from 3.00 p.m. and also includes produce from world-renowned local firm, Flahavan’s, as well as Dawn Meats and Kilowen Orchard, Aurelia Foods Cordial, Chia Bia, McGrath’s Jam, Freezin Friesian, Charlie’s Cheesecakes, Mahon Valley Organics, Comeragh Mountain Poultry and more. Local accountant and treasurer of Kilmacthomas Social Enterprise, Martin Morris, says local businesses have flourished since the Waterford Greenway opened and the Comeraghs Wild Street Fete is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate

together, showcase and the enjoy the amazing produce from the region – including lots of local craft makers. “We’re closing off the main street for the Street Fete from the Bank of Ireland right down to the barber shop. It’s going to be a major celebration – allow this community to take stock of the dramatic changes that have occurred here over the past 18 months since the Waterford Greenway first opened. “As many as 50 sustainable jobs have been created within Kilmacthomas since then. We’re having an old-fashioned carnival with picnic tables, stalls, vintage cars and tractors, a petting zoo and more to celebrate.” The Comeraghs Wild Festival runs from July 12th to 15th across the Comeraghs, Copper Coast and Nire Valley region. This year’s extended programme includes the Dublin Gospel Choir and Newfoundland live in the open air deep in the mountains at Mahon Falls; the Sean Kelly Dawn Chorus Cycle along the Waterford Greenway; bike hikes, surfing, open air cinema, walks, talks, theatre and more. For more on the Fete, the Festival

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Launch of Dr. Senan Cooke’s ‘The Enterprising Community’ Official community launch of the book will take place at Dunhill Ecopark - Enterprise and Education Centre, Ballyphilip, Co. Waterford. Monday, 16th July at 7.30 p.m. All are very welcome to attend. ‘THE Enterprising Community’ by Dr. Senan Cooke had its Dublin launch on 21st June, last, at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, Drumcondra. The book will have its official community launch on Monday, 16th July, 2018, at 7.30 p.m. in Dunhill Ecopark – Enterprise & Education Centre, Ballyphilip, County Waterford. Dr. Senan Cooke is a native of Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny and has lived in Dunhill, Co. Waterford since 1974 where he has been an active member of his community, social enterprise groups. He has contributed to a growing national discourse on social entrepreneurship and the potential for local communities to create jobs and shape their own futures. Through the work of an inspiring and committed group of community volunteers of which Senan is a member, the rural parish of Dunhill-Fenor, Co. Waterford has developed 15 social enterprises ranging from Dunhill Ecopark and Enterprise Centre and Education Centre to projects in Fenor including Fenor Bog, Fenor Playpark and Kiddies Kingdom, the Sea Safety Centre in Boatstrand and Copper Coast Geopark over the past 20 years.

‘The Enterprising Community’ will be available on the night in Dunhill, priced at €20. Those attending the launch in Dunhill are asked to kindly confirm their attendance by sending an email to “Ni neart go cur le cheile”. This book is aimed at communities and voluntary groups, policy makers, the academic community, and any citizen interested in the concept of empowerment and self reliance and willing to take the future into their own hands at local level, and in shaping our environment and communities in sustainable ways for future generations. Senan’s book is informed by this life time of involvement with voluntary and community groups both locally and nationally, and it provides a bottom up perspective on the capacity within communities to re-generate. The book describes the age old values which sustain volunteerism, communities as problem solvers and wealth creators and the potential of dormant resources all of which combined with sense and pride of place serve to strengthen and grow rural and urban communities in innovative

and sustainable ways. Drawing on a number of case studies, the book gives a practical and insightful understanding into the challenges and approaches to socio-economic innovation. DUBLIN LAUNCH At the Dublin launch of the book, held in St. Patrick’s College on 21st June, MEP Sean Kelly was in attendance, along with Minister Michael Ring; Professor Joe O’Hara, Dublin City University; Dr. Anne Looney, Dean of Education Institute, Dublin City University; and Mr. Brendan Whelan, CEO Social Finance Foundation and Chair of the Special Olympics. Minister Ring spoke of the value and importance of the social entrepreneurship sector to national development and prosperity.The Department for Rural and Community Development is a new Government department and it will be rolling out a national policy, strategy and implementation aimed at promoting and sustaining social enterprise nationally. The Minister emphasized the timeliness of this book which brings together a wealth of experience and case studies nationally, and spoke of Dunhill-Fenor as a template which can provide insights

Gerald, Adrian and Helen Cooke; Sinead Day; Minister Michael Ring, TD; Finola and Dr. Senan Cooke and Senator Paudie Coffey.

Professor Joe O’Hara, DCU; Dr. Senan Cooke and Seán Kelly, MEP. that will help other communities and social entrepreneurs around the country. Professor Joe O’Hara praised the publication of the book and said that it national and international relevance and would be read widely by a wide variety of social, cultural and economic stakeholders. As Ireland’s university for enterprise, Dr. Anne Looney, Dean Institute of Education spoke of the growing importance of sense of place and social entrepreneurship across all disciplines in this digital age and in particular in the field of teacher training. The institute are training 3,000 teachers who will be still teaching in 2050 and need the all round skills and perspectives to

prepare future generations for what will face them at that time. Mr. Brendan Whelan, CEO Social Finance Foundation spoke of the challenge of ways of financing social enterprise. Sean Kelly, MEP “As a lifelong member of the GAA, and former Kilkenny hurler”, holds the values of volunteerism, team ethic and the common good deep in his fibre. He has been at the heart of many developments to boost employment in rural Ireland, which now means almost any place outside Dublin. “The model promoted in the book empowers urban and rural communities engaging with State agencies through social enterprise initiatives,” he said.

The author, Mr. Senan Cooke spoke of current, fragmented support environment that when better co-ordinated under new promised policy, strategy and implementation plan would make greater use of this untapped national asset. It would serve to strengthen every rural and urban community across the island which is vital to help counter the effects of globalization and international political instability. He thanked the Minister for attending despite his heavy workload and Dublin City University and the Evaluation, Quality & Inspection for supporting and endorsing the book. Over 100 people from across the country attended the event.

Section of the attendance at the launch in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra.

Professor Joe O’Hara, DCU; Dr. Anne Looney, Executive Dean at DCU Institute of Education; Professor Gerry McNamara, DCU; Minister Michael Ring TD; Senator Paudie Coffey; Dr. Senan Cooke; Kieran Durnien, Fermanagh; Michael McGagh, Waterford & CCJ; Dr. Yvonne Crotty, DCU & CCJ; John Kearney, Skibbereen & CCJ; Ciaran Lynch, LIT & CCJ and Seamus Goggin, Fenor & CCJ. (CCJ – Communities Creating Jobs).

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Five probationary Gardaí who began phase two of their training at Dungarvan Garda Station last week. Pictured left to right: Sergeant Brendan Breen, Continuous Professional Development (CPD); Garda Martina Collins; Garda Jayne Cotter; Cllr. Damien Geoghegan, Leas-Chathaoirleach of DungarvanLismore Municipal District Council; Garda Mary Anne O’Sullivan; Garda Nicole Cahill; Garda James Mullins; Sergeant Mick Bourke, Sergeant-in-Charge at Dungarvan Garda Station; and Superintendent Mick Leacy, District Officer, Dungarvan Garda Station.

Five new probationary Gardaí stationed in Dungarvan By Paul Mooney FIVE new probationary Gardaí who have been stationed to Dungarvan Garda Station went on duty last Friday. The five new Gardaí - Garda Martina Collins; Garda Jayne Cotter; Garda Mary Anne O’Sullivan; Garda Nicole Cahill; and Garda James Mullins were welcomed to the town by District Officer, Superintendent Michael Leacy, and LeasChathaoirleach of Dungarvan-Lismore Municipal District Council, Cllr. Damien Geoghegan. This is the second phase of their Garda training (phase two is 34 weeks in total), where the newly appointed probationary Gardaí work in the field alongside a Garda assigned to assist them at designated Garda Stations. Supt. Leacy said it was great that five new probationary Gardaí have been appointed to Dungarvan “and demonstrates and reinforces our commitment to provide the best policing service we can”.

Supt. Leacy continued: “We aim to continue to apply for more resources for Dungarvan and maximise our opportunity, as we are now a training centre for new probationary Gardaí”. He said the new probationary Gardaí will develop their policing skills and experiences in a positive way in Dungarvan. “Dungarvan is a great town for learning and it will help the Gardaí develop their careers. I hope it is the start of a continued process to get more people here.” Cllr. Geoghegan said it was great news to have five extra Gardaí starting in Dungarvan. “It is ideal locally to have new members of the force starting here,” Cllr. Geoghegan said. “The wider public and the Gardaí enjoy great relations in Dungarvan and long may that continue. It is very important that we, as Councillors, also work closely with the Gardaí. “I hope the new Gardaí enjoy their time and service in Dungarvan,” Cllr. Geoghegan added.

Cronin welcomes deal to deliver social housing in Ardmore ARDMORE-based Councillor Tom Cronin has welcomed a deal between Waterford Council and building developer, CFS Structures Ltd., to deliver four social houses in Ardmore. Cllr. Cronin said the four social houses will be delivered as part of an overall planning application to build 36 houses in Ardmore. Last week, CFS Structures Ltd., advertised its intention to apply for planning permission to

construct 36 houses at The Cloisters, Farrangarret, Ardmore. Cllr. Cronin said he was led to believe there is an agreement between the Council and the developer that four of the 36 houses will be handed to the Council for social housing needs. “I welcome that deal because it will be four extra houses that are badly needed in the area, if the development gets planning permission,” Cllr. Cronin said.

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MOTORING Beat’s ‘Grand’ Tour with Audi Waterford sees one winner secure one grand in cash! FOLLOWING the success of last year’s Grand Tour, Beat 102-103 once again visited some of the most beautiful spots around the South East over the last two weeks. The regional radio station has continued its successful partnership with Audi Waterford and the Audi A1 Beat Fleet. For the fortnight, Beat presenters Shonagh Lyons, David Hammond, Paula Phelan along with the Audi A1 Beat Fleet have been visiting various locations around the South East as part of the “grand” tour. Alex O’Hanlon from County Waterford followed the Beat fleet’s clues on social media, deciphered phrase and won ONE GRAND IN CASH. Lucky listener Alex was texter 102 to Beat Drive with Andy Mac on Friday, March 10th, after he correctly figured out the winning phrase “Beat is fifteen in July!” – reminding listeners about Beat’s upcoming birthday next month. The three stylish yet sporty Audi A1 vehicles form part of Beat’s on the street presence. Sponsorship & Promotions manager with the market leading regional radio station, David Shaw is excited about

Beat’s continued success as a multiplatform promotions solution for businesses and groups across the five counties “If you’re looking to promote your business, brand or event on-air, online and on the street then the Audi A1 Beat Fleet is your answer” added Shaw. General Manager with Audi Waterford Brendan Walsh is delighted that Ireland’s first regional radio station has teamed up once again with one of Ireland’s leading motor brands “We at Audi Waterford are delighted again to be associated with Beat 102-103 and the Audi A1 Beat Fleet. They look fantastic with their fresh design which complements both brands. Congratulations to Alex on winning the Grand prize.” Latest Joint National Listenership Results reveal Beat 102-103 is the biggest radio station in the South East ahead of all local and national radio stations in the region. Beat has a weekly reach of 154,000 adults, is consistently a market leader in its core demographic of 15-34 year olds but also dominates all other radio competitors in the crucial 20-44 demographic. (Source: Ipsos/MRBI/JNLR 2018/1.)

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own the car until the GMFV is paid. Research carried out for the CCPC highlighted that many consumers who had a PCP planned to enter into a new agreement at the end of their current term. For many consumers who intend to trade in their car for a newer model, they will need to pay a deposit. There may be equity in their current car, if at the end of the term the GMFV is lower than the market value of the car. This can be used as a deposit for the new car. Factors such as the condition of the car or changes in the second-hand car market can impact on the market value and so the CCPC cautions consumers to be aware that there may not always be equity in an older car to cover the deposit on a new one. If a consumer aims to eventually own the car, it is important that they don’t just look at the cost of the monthly repayments but consider how they will pay for the GMFV at the end. If a consumer plans on handing back the keys or entering into a new PCP agreement, there are certain conditions they will need to meet such as mileage limits

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Sean Kelly sets wheels in motion at launch of 18th annual Tour de Munster Charity Cycle Waterford’s ‘EveryEvent’ shortlisted for the Event Industry Awards Event Industry Awards to celebrate 10th Anniversary in 4* Citywest Hotel ‘EVERYEVENT’, an event management production company in Waterford has been shortlisted for two awards at the 2018 Event Industry Awards on Friday, July 20th in Citywest Hotel. ‘EveryEvent’ has been shortlisted for ‘Best Small Event Management Company’ while the ‘Waterford Harvest Festival’, an event managed by ‘EveryEvent’ has also been nominated for ‘Best Event Design’. These prestigious award categories are among many within the Event Industry Awards. Each year the awards acknowledge excellence and showcase the high standards in Ireland's event industry while providing an opportunity for the industry to come together and network while celebrating best practice. Now in its 10th year, the awards ceremony will be held in the 4* Citywest Hotel in Dublin and will celebrate the creativity and innovation of Ireland’s vibrant events industry. As a venue synonymous with hosting events on a global scale and following significant recent investment, Citywest Hotel presents the perfect backdrop to an event which recognises the worldclass achievements of the events industry in Ireland. Eugene Bortolozzo, founder of the Event Industry Awards said, ‘It is a privilege for me personally and for the Event Industry Awards as a whole to acknowledge individual work and celebrate industry achievements. The awards are about excellence and there is no better way to celebrate the exceptional people and companies who strive to create magic than at a special event at one of Ireland’s leading conferencing and event centres such as Citywest Hotel.’ For further information visit

TOUR de Munster, the popular four day charity cycle, was officially launched by cycling legend Sean Kelly at DSI Cork’s Field of Dreams on June 26th. The cycle, which takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday, 12th August will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and a number of other individual beneficiaries. The launch event was attended by over 200 invited guests, including members from the various Munster branches of DSI and families supported by the charity, tour sponsors, celebrity guests, and many of the cyclists taking part this year. The 2017 cycle raised a staggering €294,637.65, resulting in over €2.1 million raised for DSI alone. Since its inception in 2001,Tour de Munster has raised over €2.5 million for its beneficiaries. Over the partnership’s history, Tour de Munster has developed close ties and formed lasting friendships with DSI, with many of the charity’s parents and friends participating in the cycle year after year. The aim this year is to raise a further €250,000 for DSI. 2018 is the 9th successive year that the national charity has been the main beneficiary of the cycle. Funds raised have made a tremendous difference to the lives of people with Down Syndrome in Munster, as well as their friends and families, by providing vital services and facilities in each county. The goal of DSI is to enable children born with Down syndrome to be as independent as possible, and through the great work of the Tour de Munster cyclists and supporters, DSI can access the funding needed to help more young people with Down Syndrome develop and flourish in practical ways. A new addition in 2017 saw cyclists having the option to select their own beneficiary and raise funds and awareness for it, and this will continue to be an option for this year’s Tour. Fundraising can include personal sponsorship, but also commercial sponsorship whereby a sponsor logo placement will accompany a donation attracted by that participant. Sean Kelly, who this August will celebrate his 13th year supporting the cycle, is delighted to celebrate DSI’s 9th year as beneficiary of funds raised. Speaking at the launch Sean said, “Tour de Munster is such a fantastic event and I am delighted to once again be associated with it. Over the past nine years I have met so many great people involved with the tour, and from beginning to end everyone is in it together.We are raising money for such

Paul Sheridan Tour de Munster and Sean Kelly with Joanne Ryan, Conor Dwan and Ceire Rochford from Waterford and South Kilkenny DSI branch pictured at the official launch of the 18th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries, hosted at DSI Cork’s Field of Dreams on Tuesday, June 26th. The four day charity cycle takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday, 12th August, and will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of DSI and individual beneficiaries. For more information see [Gerard McCarthy] worthy causes and meeting the individuals this evening who benefit from the funds raised really drives you.” Tour de Munster was established in 2001 by Paul Sheridan, and has had a life changing impact on the lives of countless people through its fundraising efforts. Speaking at the launch, Paul Sheridan said, “I am delighted to see so many people here this evening supporting the launch of the 2018 Tour de Munster. Each year we are blown away by the continued support from old and new faces, it’s something very special. We are thrilled to have Down Syndrome Ireland on board for the 9th year, raising funds and vital awareness regarding the challenges faced by those affected with down syndrome and their families. People will also have the option to raise money for an individual charity of their choice as way of helping some other worthy charities leverage from the continued success of Tour de Munster.” Paul continued, “We can’t thank the many businesses and organisations who have supported Tour de Munster enough. We rely on input from

these, as well the public, to help us continue to make a real difference. I would like to thank everyone involved in tonight’s launch which has been expertly organised by DSI Cork’s Karen O’Sullivan and Jason Bane. Massive thanks also go to the cyclists and their own families who put everything they have into the 600km journey around Munster – their dedication doesn’t go unnoticed.” Phil Keohane, branch liaison officer stated, “I'm delighted and honoured to be a part of such an amazing event. You can see year on year that the cyclists involved in the Tour de Munster are truly committed to the partnership between the Tour and DSI Munster branches. As a proud parent of a young boy with Down Syndrome I am truly grateful to each and every cyclist that takes part, whether it is for one year or every year, as well as all the bucket collectors and supporters along the route. Six years ago, I stood on St. Patrick's Hill after just coming out of hospital with my beautiful little boy who had been very ill, and 150 cyclists gave everything they had to get up that hill. As each of them

passed I knew I was not alone, these people cared about my little boy and my family. I have taken part in every tour since then, it's an amazing feeling to be a part of that, and long may the partnership continue.” Special thanks was also given

to this year’s media partners Irish Examiner, Clare FM, RedFM, WLR FM and Tipp FM. For more information on Tour de Munster and DSI log onto to and

Robert McDermott from Montenotte with Emma O’Connell from Youghal pictured at the official launch of the 18th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries. [Gerard McCarthy]


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Jail terms for youth who stole from local retailers A DUNGARVAN youth who pleaded guilty to two theft offences received a total of five months imprisonment last week. Elijah Ducey (20), formerly of Dungarvan, with an address at Bothar Mochuda, Lismore, but currently in custody of the State, pleaded guilty to theft at Shaws Department Store, Main Street, Dungarvan, on 28th March, 2018; and theft at Walsh’s Spar, O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, on 15th April, 2018. Outlining the case to Judge Brian O’Shea at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan said the accused entered Shaw’s Department Store on 28th March last and took a blue Regatta jacket, valued at around €70 and left the store without paying. The incident was captured on CCTV. While the Gardaí later found the jacket, it was not in a resaleable condition.

Insp. Sheahan said the accused paid compensation to the shop. He said that on 15th April, last, the accused entered Walsh’s Spar and took a bottle of Aftershock liquor, valued at around €29.99 and left without paying. That incident was also captured on CCTV. The property was not recovered, but the accused paid compensation to the shop. Insp. Sheahan said the accused has previous convictions, which includes some for similar theft offences. He also pointed out that the accused is currently in custody of the State in relation to a breach of strict bail conditions which were previously imposed on him. Solicitor Martin Lavan said these theft offences occurred as a consequence of his client consuming alcohol. “When he drinks he acts in a reckless manner,” Mr. Lavan said. He said the accused’s previous

convictions are also alcoholrelated. “My client had a difficult upbringing. He was in foster care for a period of time.” Mr. Lavan said his client travelled to Scotland to work as an apprentice plasterer. He said his client has had difficulty finding his place since he returned from Scotland. “My client is anxious to sort himself out and become a positive member of society,” Mr. Lavan said. He said his client “has learned a lesson” since he was placed in custody for a breach of bail conditions. Mr. Lavan also pointed out that his client paid compensation to the shops, even before the Gardaí approached him about the thefts. He asked the court to take into account his client’s early plea of guilty and to consider a community service order instead of a

prison sentence. However, Judge O’Shea noted that the accused has received a suspended jail sentence and a custodial sentence in the past, relating to his previous convictions for similar offences. “He must have known, when he committed the first theft that he previously received a suspended sentence and a custodial sentence and that thieving for him is out of the question – the accused must have known he would be in a different category as opposed to someone who committed theft as a first time offence,” Judge O’Shea said. Handing down a two month jail sentence for the theft from Shaws, Judge O’Shea said the penalty “seems appropriate”. He then imposed a consecutive three month jail sentence for the theft from Walsh’s Spar. Recognisance was fixed in the event of an appeal.

Man to compensate injured party over ‘one punch’ assault A MAN who assaulted another male at a house party had his case adjourned to put together compensation. Rafal Polchlopek (33) with an address at Ballykenny, Clashmore, pleaded guilty to assaulting another male at 8 Cluainn Alainn, the Burgery, Dungarvan, on 6th May, 2017. Outlining the case at last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Brian O’Shea that the

accused hit the other male with a closed fist, causing a small cut above his left eye. “It was one punch only. He was later arrested and admitted hitting the injured party. The accused said he thought the injured party was flirting with his girlfriend,” Insp. Sheahan said. He said there was no Victim Impact Statement as the injured party did not wish to make one. Solicitor David Burke told the court that the injured party was

“not really welcome” at the house party. “There were a few words passed and he was asked to leave. The assault was ‘one box’ and that was the end of it,” Mr. Burke said. “My client has been in Ireland for 14 years. He is unemployed at the moment and was previously working as a farm labourer.” Judge O’Shea adjourned the case to 28th November, 2018, to allow the accused to put together €300 as compensation for the

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injured party. Judge O’Shea said if the compensation is paid to the injured party, he would consider it as an act of remorse by the accused and he would strike the charge out under the Probation Act. However, he warned if the compensation isn’t paid he would consider that it goes to the heart of the accused’s attitude and he will impose two months imprisonment.

A WOMAN who said she was using cannabis to help her sleep had the drugs possession charge struck out when she made a donation to the court poor box. Malgorzata Mikisz (32) with an address at 68 Leacan Fionn, Dungarvan, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court to possession of cannabis for her own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act at her address on 1st November, 2017. The case was adjourned to allow the accused to make a €300 donation to the court poor box. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Judge Brian O’Shea noted the accused has paid the donation and struck out the charge.

Woman fined for stealing from a local retailer A WATERFORD woman was fined last week for stealing from a local retailer. Nadia Curran (27) with an address at 208 Larchville, Waterford, pleaded guilty to theft from New Look, Dungarvan, on 27th September, 2017. Inspector Larry Sheahan told last week’s Dungarvan District Court that the accused entered New Look with another female on the date in question and took several items of clothing. They left without paying. The value of the items taken was around €99.98. The incident was captured on CCTV. At a later date, when questioned by Gardaí, the accused admitted the theft. The property was never

recovered and no compensation was paid. The court heard that the accused previously had a theft charge dealt with under the Probation Act. Solicitor David Burke said his client is the mother of two children. “She fell on difficult times and was homeless for a while. My client had a serious dependency on alcohol and heroin,” Mr. Burke said. He said his client would have been also under the influence of other parties at the time. He said his client spent a short period of time in custody and described it as “a sharp learning curve for her”. Judge Brian O’Shea handed down a €200 fine.

Bench warrants issued A BENCH warrant was issued for the arrest of a man who failed to appear in court last week. Lee O’Connell (26) with an address at 39 St. Attracta Road, Cabra, Dublin 9, is accused of alleged theft; not having insurance; and driving with no licence at Applegreen, Lemybrien, on 22nd August, 2017. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court, Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Brian O’Shea that he wrote to the accused to inform him of the date of the court case. With no valid reason for the accused’s absence from court, Judge O’Shea issued the bench warrant for his arrest. A DUNGARVAN man who was not in court last week while details of his case were being heard had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.

Christy Power (31) with an address at 42 Towncourt, Dungarvan, is accused of driving with no driving licence at Garranbane, Dungarvan, on 16th September, 2017 and again, three weeks later, on 6th October, 2017. Solicitor Paddy Gordon said his client previously had a driving licence, but it had expired. The accused has previous convictions. Judge Brian O’Shea said the accused must have known by the second date he was stopped by Gardaí that he did not have a current driving licence. Mr. Gordon said his client was not present in court as he was working in Cork. Judge O’Shea issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused to bring him before the court for penalty.

Road traffic prosecutions A WATERFORD driver who was not in court last week had a bench warrant issued for his arrest. Nicholas McCarthy (30) with an address at 17 The Crescent, Ferrybank, Waterford, is accused of allegedly driving while under the influence of an intoxicant at Ringcrehy, Dungarvan, on 9th July, 2017; as well as a charge of alleged possession of a controlled substance for his own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act; and charges of allegedly driving with no insurance, driving with no licence, failing to produce licence

and insurance on the same date. Solicitor David Burke said his client was not in court, and there was no valid reason for the accused’s absence. Judge Brian O’Shea issued a bench warrant for the accused’s arrest. AN Ardmore driver who was found driving without insurance was fined but not disqualified last week. Dylan Lenane (20) with an address at Ballinamona, Ardmore, pleaded guilty to not having insurance when stopped by Gardaí at Clogherhane,

Dungarvan on 21st December, 2017. At last week’s Dungarvan District Court Judge Brian O’Shea was told that Gardaí stopped the accused on the date in question and made a demand for production of insurance, but he failed to produce any insurance. Solicitor David Burke said there was an insurance policy in existence, but it didn’t cover the accused to drive. “My client accepts he was not insured. He had just purchased the vehicle,” Mr. Burke said. “My client has no previous

convictions and is from a decent family. He made a slip on this occasion. He is unemployed and lives at home with his parents.” Mr. Burke said a conviction would cause his client great difficulties with insurance cover in the future. Judge O’Shea handed down a €300 fine, but no disqualification nor endorsement. AN Abbeyside man who pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of cannabis was put off the road for four years. Ray Murphy (25) with an address at 8 Abbot’s Close,

Seapark, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of an intoxicant, contrary to Section 4 of the Road Traffic Act, at O’Connell Street, Dungarvan, on 20th March, 2017. Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Brian O’Shea at last week’s Dungarvan District Court that Gardaí observed a vehicle cutting through lanes on the Kilrush roundabout on the date in question. The same vehicle was observed crossing the central white line on several occasions. When Gardaí stopped the accused driving, they got a strong

smell of cannabis coming from the inside of the vehicle. A urine sample from the accused showed that while it was nil for any alcohol, it was a positive result for cannabinoids. Solicitor Paddy Gordon said his client has no previous convictions and was co-operative with Gardaí on the night. Mr. Gordon had two testimonials in court in relation to the accused. Judge O’Shea handed down a €250 fine and disqualified him from driving for four years, along with an endorsement on his driving licence.


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Woman fined twice the value of clothing she stole from shop A WOMAN who stole clothing from a local retailer, saying they were for her children, was fined twice the value of clothing she stole and warned not to offend again. Mary O’Reilly (29) with an address at Bay 2, Carrickpherish Road, Waterford, pleaded guilty to theft from Dunnes Stores, Dungarvan, on 4th October, 2017. Inspector Larry Sheahan told Judge Brian O’Shea at last week’s Dungarvan District Court that two females, one of them the accused, had taken €270 worth of clothing from Dunnes Stores and left without paying. The women were followed by store security and the Gardaí were called.

Gardaí later stopped the vehicle they were travelling in and found the stolen children’s clothing with tags attached. Insp. Sheahan said the accused admitted the theft and the property was recovered in a resaleable condition. While the accused has previous convictions, she did not have any for theft. Solicitor Niall King said his client is separated and a lone parent. Judge O’Shea questioned the accused’s behaviour, which Mr. King acknowledged was “appalling”. “She apologises and realises it was wrong,” Mr. King said. He said the clothing was for

her five children. However, Judge O’Shea pointed out that the accused would be receiving an allowance for each of the five children, which shouldn’t warrant stealing. “She is in jeopardy of prison and she won’t be any use to her children if she’s in prison,” Judge O’Shea said. Mr. King said his client made an early plea of guilty and the goods were recovered. Judge O’Shea handed down a fine of €540 - twice the value of the stolen property - and allowed her six months to pay. He warned the accused “not to come back before me again”.

received a suspended sentence. While solicitor, David Burke told Judge Brian O’Shea that the Probation Service report was positive, Judge O’Shea noted that the accused committed this offence only five days after the expiration of a previous suspended prison sentence. He said looking at it objectively, suspended prison terms haven’t worked on the accused and questioned why he should impose another suspended sentence instead of an immediate custodial sentence. Mr. Burke reiterated that the Probation Service report “is very positive”. He said his client was going through a difficult time, including a violent relationship. He said the accused doesn’t drink alcohol but started smoking cannabis. He asked the court to put the case back for a period of time to monitor the accused, including urine sample analysis to ensure she is steering clear of drugs. Mr. Burke said his client has

had “a dramatic change of attitude” and was at a low risk of reoffending. He said the accused has addressed a number of issues in her life, including her mental health, her financial situation, and relationship issues. He pointed out that his client is also now in full-time employment as a chef. “She met all those issues head-on and I don’t believe it would benefit society, or the accused or her family if she was jailed,” Mr. Burke said. “I am asking the court to take a huge leap of faith, but there has been a genuine change of attitude by her,” he added. Judge O’Shea said on the face of it, and looking objectively, “this lady must go to prison today”. However, after reading the endorsement from the accused’s employer and the Probation Service report, he reconsidered imposing a jail term. “Six months imprisonment is the appropriate sentence, in

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from 12.30pm to 7.30pm on Saturday 14th July 2018 to facilitate the Comeragh Wilds Festival: Road to be closed: •

L3043 Main Street, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford – from its junction with L3038 Old Road to its junction with R677 Carrick on Suir road.

A full traffic management plan will be in place and local diversions will apply. Fergus Galvin Director of Services Roads, Water and Environment

Suspended sentence imposed for cannabis possession A DUNGARVAN woman who was found in possession of cannabis for her own use, five days after a previous suspended sentence had ended was given another suspended jail term and warned she was “in last chance saloon”. Caroline Moynihan (42) with an address at 18 Keating Street, Dungarvan, had pleaded guilty at a previous sitting of the District Court to possession of cannabis for her own personal use, contrary to Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, at her home on 27th June, 2017. The case was adjourned for a report from the Probation Service. Inspector Larry Sheahan told last week’s Dungarvan District Court that the cannabis found was valued at approximately €20. He said the accused has previous convictions for similar offences, as well as one for an offence under Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act (sale and / or supply) for which she


light of her previous convictions and the fact she committed this offence only five days after a previous suspended sentence had expired,” Judge O’Shea said. “But I will suspend that sentence for 12 months on condition she enter a peace bond [and be of good behaviour for that time] and continue to engage with the Probation Service and provide urine samples for analysis which can be requested from her at random.” Judge O’Shea warned he would impose the prison sentence if the urine sample gave a positive analysis for drugs, or if she failed to attend appointments with the Probation Service. “If you breach the conditions you will be brought back before the court and you will go to jail,” Judge O’Shea warned. “This is your ‘last chance saloon’, so continue to engage with the Probation Service. I wish you the best in your job and in the future,” Judge O’Shea added.

4th July 2018

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS SECTION 75 ROADS ACT 1993 Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 7.00am 27th to 7.00pm 29th August 2018 to facilitate the construction of a cattle underpass: Road to be closed: •

R673 Ballinamona, Ardmore, Co. Waterford.

Diversion Route: •

Traffic coming from N25 turn left at Donnells cross and then turn left on to R673 towards Ardmore.

Traffic coming from Ardmore via R673 towards Dungarvan, turn left at Monea cross and then turn right on to R673 for N25 Youghal.

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on 18th July 2018. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services Roads, Water and Environment

4th July 2018.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

Local Community and Cultural Groups find out how to secure EU Funding OVER forty representatives from local community and cultural groups gathered in Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford City on

Friday, 22nd June to find out how to apply for a Europe for Citizens grant at a practical training session organised by the

Attending were Dave Pollack and Nicola Blair, Barron Hall, Stradbally. [John Power]

Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre in partnership with the Waterford Cultural Quarter and the Waterford Area Partnership. The training was delivered by Emma Murtagh, European Programme Officer from The Wheel. The Wheel is the National Contact Point in Ireland for the Europe for Citizens programme.The Europe for Citizens fund is open to groups who organise events and local festivals that promote; an appreciation of culture, local history, active citizenship, debate, volunteering, inclusion or town twinning. Sinead O’Higgins, Europe Direct Centre Manager explained: “The fund can enable European visitors to take part in your local event or festival. This is a unique and accessible opportunity to forge connections at a European level and increase the profile of the important work around culture and engaged citizenship that is enriching communities all over Ireland.We were delighted to see such interest in the event, there was lots of great ideas and lots of networking

going on.” Participants were given an overview of EU Funding and taken through the application process for the Europe for Citizens fund including the programme objectives, project design and partnership building and with lots of practical tips and advice. If you would like more information about the Fund you can contact Emma directly at or by phone on 01-4548727. The Waterford Europe Direct Centre based at Central Library, Lady Lane is a service which helps the public find answers to questions about the European Union. It offers information on all sorts of subjects related to the EU including your rights and opportunities as an EU citizen. It can provide direct responses to general inquiries and, if you have more detailed questions, signpost you to the best sources of information and advice at EU, national, regional and local levels. You can contact the centre by email on

FURTHER EDUCATION Business WE have three fantastic courses to choose from at Coláiste Chathail Naofa. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION This course is ideal for anybody interested in entering the work place. It is a 1 year programme with a long established reputation for excellence. It provides students with all the knowledge and skills to enter the world of business. Students are trained to a high level of competency in current office technology such as SAGE Accounts and Excel. Modules also include Payroll with Micropay, Audio Transcription and Business Administration Skills. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES On successful completion of the course, students will have many opportunities to gain employment in the Computer/Secretarial areas or progress to further study in the IT or Business/Commerce area. Past students have also used the Business Administration course to upgrade their existing computer skills. BUSINESS STUDIES This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue further studies in Business and is designed to give students an in-depth

knowledge of concepts relevant to the business world with an emphasis on accounting with SAGE, Legal Practice and Procedure and Economics. It is a great opportunity to try out many aspects of business before deciding on a degree course. PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Students will be able to use their results to apply though the CAO for a place on many degree courses including Bachelor of Business in WIT and BA in Tourism and Marketing in WIT. BUSINESS LEVEL 6 (ADVANCED) A business course suitable for people interested in expanding their business/computer skills or interested in a supervisory role. Business management, team leadership, supervisory management and computerised accounts are just some of the modules on the course. PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Students with full QQI certification can progress to courses such as Commerce in UCC and Business Studies in WIT. PAST STUDENTS Erin Crellin graduated in 2016 and is currently studying Legal Studies in WIT. Another past student, Jessica Glavin also graduated in 2016 and availed of the QQI/UCC links Scheme to gain a reserved

QQI place on the Bachelor of Commerce course in UCC. Knowledge of word processing, business and legal terminology gained during her course in CCN helped her settle in well to her new course. APPLY NOW FOR REMAINING PLACES The application form is available from the school office or on our website at Some places have been offered at the May interviews. Applicants will be contacted in late August about the next round of interviews. Follow us on facebook at Coláiste Chathail Naofa – College of Further Education @ccnplc for the latest updates. Our website address is and has further details of all of our courses. Contact us on 058 41184 or by email at

Attending were Christina O'Connor and Sarah Lucas, Waterford County Museum. [John Power]

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly By Mandy Tompkins OFTEN seen resting with its wings held flat the Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly is one of the most commonly seen Butterflies flying on sunny days from March until October. It is an attractive Butterfly with a wing span of 45-55 mm with marked upper wings of orange, yellow and black and a distinctive fringe of blue spots along the outer edge of its upper side. The underside of the wings are brownish, appearing camouflaged when the wings are closed. Small Tortoiseshell males establish temporary territories and can be seen spiralling up into the sky to challenge intruders and rivals, whilst the females lay clumps of bright green eggs on the under side of Stinging Nettles. Hairy black and yellow Caterpillars hatch a couple of weeks later and form small communal groups, building webs of silken threads for protection against predators whilst feeding upon the Nettles. Feeding 24 hours a day the Caterpillars soon grow and move away from each other to new plants, making new webs as they go. To avoid predators the Caterpillars jerk their bodies from side to side in unison and regurgitate green fluid. If necessary they curl themselves up into a ball and drop to the ground. After one month of continuous eating, each Small tortoiseshell Caterpillar suspends itself from the under side of a Nettle leaf and moulds into a Pupa, before emerging as an adult ready to repeat the cycle. Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies over winter in quiet undisturbed places including Houses, Outbuildings, Sheds and Garages.

As a valuable pollinator of plants, and feeding on Bramble, Dandelion, Scabious, Heather, Primroses and Thistles in the Wildlife Garden, the Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly should be encouraged into Gardens by growing plenty of nectar rich flowers, including Buddelia, Marjoram and Thyme, with patches of Nettles for the Caterpillars to feed on.

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Lecithin now back in stock

Pictured outside The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, are (l. to r.): John Dalton, Stan Linehan, Sean O’Loughlin, Dave Meade and Darragh Donnelly from Bord Gàis Energy, beginning the second stretch of a cross county charity cycle from Cork to Dublin, to raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland.

Fresh hopes for Waterford Airport Taoiseach pledges support in the Dáil By Paul Mooney WATERFORD Airport has been thrown a potential lifeline by the Taoiseach who told the Dáil last week that the government is willing to support the airport’s bid to restore commercial routes. Last week this newspaper reported how the future for the airport is looking bleak, as the six months funding it was given last December (€375,000) ran out at the end of June. It is more than two years since any commercial flights operated out of Waterford Airport, after Belgian airline, VLM went into receivership. There was an attempt by new airline company Aer Southeast to operate flights in June, 2017, but they were forced to stop selling tickets by the Commission for Aviation Regulation because they did not have the required tour operator’s licence. At the start of this year, the CEO of the airport, Desmond O’Flynn stepped down from his role.

State grant allocations for regional airports which were announced earlier in May excluded Waterford Airport, and instead, Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, ordered an independent consultant (Ernst and Young) to carry out a review and examine future options for Waterford Airport. Last week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged support for Waterford Airport after he was questioned in the Dáil about a second runway for Dublin Airport. “We are supporting Waterford Airport as best we can, though it does not have any flights anymore,” the Taoiseach said. “However, we think it is important that it is assisted in its efforts to encourage carriers to operate again between the South East and England,” Mr. Varadkar told the Dáil. The Taoiseach’s comments are in stark contrast to his Transport Minister, Shane Ross, who was previously quoted as saying: “We must have regard to the prudent use of taxpayers’ money and we will not be in a position to consider further

exchequer support for Waterford unless and until we have visibility on a sustainable future for the airport. Earlier in the year, Chief Executive of Waterford Council, Michael Walsh indicated to Councillors that he was optimistic that commercial flights would be operating out of Waterford Airport by March this year, but with no progress on that front, Mr. Walsh told subsequent Council meetings that there is work going on behind the scenes despite the uncertainty and indicated that the focus is on an extension to the existing runway at Waterford Airport, which would be crucial for the viability of the Airport in the long-term. It is believed that an extension to the runway would make the airport more appealing to larger airline carriers. Mr. Walsh, speaking at last month’s Plenary Council meeting, said a briefing on the airport situation is planned for Councillors shortly. It is understood that a business case has been put to the Department of Transport, which involves private investment.



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Grace Hogan from Stradbally pictured at 'Drawing the Past' in Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan for Cruinniu na nOg.

Theo Wilson from Lismore enjoying the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library, Tallow, County Waterford, for Cruinniú na nÓg.

Roisin Gerahagnon Hogan from Tallow pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniú na nÓg.

Ella Fuller from Tallow, County Waterford, pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniú na nÓg.

[David Clynch Photography]

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Tommy Wilson from Tallow pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

Issac Cashman from Youghal enjoying the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

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Edith Wilson from Lismore pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

Jasper Wilson from Lismore pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

Abi Conroy O'Neill from Dungarvan pictured at 'Drawing the Past' in Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan for Cruinniu na nOg.

Sarah McGrath from Knockanore pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

Lily and Lyndsey Mason from Dungarvan pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

Caoimhe Conroy O'Neill from Dungarvan pictured at 'Drawing the Past' in Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan for Cruinniu na nOg.

[David Clynch Photography]

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Muireann Spellman from Abbeyside pictured at the Pop Up Theatre Workshop in Dungarvan Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

Eveleen, Blathnaid and Raonaid Drohan from Helvick pictured at the Pop Up Theatre Workshop in Dungarvan Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

Anna McGrath from Youghal pictured at 'Drawing the Past' in Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan for Cruinniu na nOg.

Anne, Ellen and Padraic Ahern from Ballyduff pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

[David Clynch Photography]

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Emma and Angie Stack from Lackendarra enjoying the Creative Play and Sensory Art event at The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, for [David Clynch Photography] Cruinniú na nÓg.

Chloe and Shirley Walsh from Garranbane pictured at the Pop-up Theatre Workshop at Dungarvan Library for Cruinniu na nOg.

Julia and Hazel Power from Abbeyside pictured at 'Drawing the Past' in Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan, for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


Added push as Entente Florale inspires

The Cast of The Glorious Ones.

The Playhouse Theatre ONE very successful aspect of the Twinning / Sister City arrangement between Dungarvan and Erie, Pennsylvania has been in the area of theatre. From the very beginning in 2007, the Erie Playhouse Theatre, or rather the people who are the backbone of it have been very enthusiastic participants in the initiative. The husband and wife duo, Almitra (Almi) Clerkin, Director of the Theatre and her husband, Shawn Clerkin, Director of Theatre and Associate Professor, School of Communication and the Arts at Gannon University. He is also Vicar at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lawrence Park, Erie PA. To style Almi as just Director of the Playhouse would be to greatly short-change her. Almi has been the very soul and inspiration of the Theatre for thirty years since she was hired as the first full-time Erie Playhouse Youtheatre Director, introducing theatre to thousands of young people, both on stage and in the classroom. In 2001, she added the duties of development director, and in 2006 was named executive director. Along with that she is a very talented and accomplished actor, giving her heart and soul to every performance. One of the oldest and largest community theatres in the nation, under her guidance, the Playhouse became recognized as one of the 10 best community theatres in national competition in 2017, it remains at the forefront of the arts not only in Northwest Pennsylvania, but the entire State. The Playhouse received the Reader's Choice Award as the Best Community Theatre in Pennsylvania. Outside of all that, they love Ireland and have arranged several visits to Dungarvan to include a stage production here. Coming with them are the members of a very strong cast who will thrill their audiences next week. The Playhouse coach will arrive here next week to spill onto the pavement a company of very enthusiastic and experienced actors who will stage their specially prepared show, ‘The Glorious Ones’ in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, 4th July, and Thursday 5th. That means they will be here for their big occasion, celebrating Independence Day on 4th July, when they will visit the Civic Offices to meet the new Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Declan Doocey and take part in a flag-raising ceremony. Their show is a marvellous one and well worth a visit, especially to say hello to our visitors. Tickets are available at The Wine Buff, Grattan Square, and Kelly’s Pharmacy, Abbeyside.

WHILE it would be difficult to improve on the floral displays which the town has enjoyed over the years courtesy of the gardening abilities of the Council staff, an added push is being applied this year in advance of the judging of the Entente Florale Competition. On Thursday, 19th July, when the judging panel of the eleven participating European countries arrives in town, it is confidently expected that the display of colour which will greet them will be magnificent indeed. While much of the responsibility for providing that impressive scene for the judges rests with the Environment Section of the City and County Council, every citizen, every visitor has a role to play in making the town beautiful and keeping it in a radiant and resplendent condition. Dungarvan is effectively a litter free zone and the co-operation of those who walk the streets, our residents and visitors alike is essential to keep it in pristine condition for everyone’s enjoyment and benefit. In previous years, the lack of sunshine to bring the flowers to their open best was a problem, now the abundant sunshine is presenting its own challenges. Most of the usual flower beds, boxes, tubs and baskets are already aglow with colour, but the roundabout at Shandon presents its own collection of problems. This has been a resplendent centrepiece for many years and will again in a couple of weeks, but the logistics in preparing a parched island in the middle of the busiest thoroughfare in town is presenting its own particular problems, particularly in getting water to counteract the effects of many weeks without rain. While the farmers gaze over their yellowing grass, so too do Dungarvan’s gardeners prepare the parched ground which is bone dry to the depth of a shovel. All through this week the flower beds are being brought


TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS SECTION 75 ROADS ACT 1993 The Entente Florale flag joins the flags of the nations on the Causeway. [Tom Keith] alive with tray after tray of colourful plants expertly laid out by Town Gardener, Jimmy Connors and his colleagues. The flags on the Causeway add an additional colour and interest at an already scenic spot, assisted at ground level by thriving beds of roses and variety of summer bedding. Work to extend the colourful flags to the magnificent Quay is almost complete and the twenty new flags of the nations and the Entente Florale Flag itself will enhance the three which are already flying. Presently, the view from the Causeway is spectacular and the lily will truly be gilded when these twenty new fluttering flags enhance the streetscape and the view across the harbour. This week, the Council renews its appeal to all those who are in a position to put out a tub or window box or hanging basket to do so now and add their contribution to the ever-growing colour in the streets. Every little helps and all will combine to make a sea of colour for the July 19th deadline. Entente Florale Europe was founded in 1975, for Towns and Villages in eleven participating countries of Europe, to encourage public authorities, private and voluntary bodies and individuals, to co-operate in beautifying their towns and villages. This is achieved by planting of flowers and shrubs, the development and maintenance of green spaces and parks and by generally fostering development which is ecologically and environmentally sensitive.

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 3rd to 6th August 2018 to facilitate the All Together Now Festival: Road to be Closed: •

L8026 Clonegam road from junction with Kilmacthomas to Carrick on Suir road R677 to its junction with Portlaw village.

Diversion Route: •

Via R677, Kilmacthomas / Carrick on Suir road and L4030, Old Scrouty/ Clashganny road.

Diversion signs will be in place on the day. Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on 18th July 2018. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment

4th July 2018

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS SECTION 75 ROADS ACT 1993 Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from 16th July to 5th August 2018 to facilitate Watermain Rehabilitation Works: Road to be closed: •

L7026 Lemybrien, Co. Waterford

Diversion Route: •

Via N25 to L3018 at Downey’s Cross and L3017 Durrow.

Fergus Galvin Director of Services Roads, Water and Environment

4th July 2018


Town Gardener, Jimmy Connors and Michael Gee planting the beds at the Causeway this week. [Tom Keith]

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from 4pm Friday 27th July to 12 midnight on Sunday 29th July 2018 to facilitate the Ardmore Pattern Festival: Road to be closed: • The Church Car park on Lower Cliff Road from the junction with Rocky Road (at old public toilets) to the roundabout junction with Main Street, Ardmore. Diversion Route: • From Youghal and Dungarvan, travel up Tower Hill and turn left along Rocky Road. Access through Main Street will be maintained up to roundabout junction with Lower Cliff Road. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, 4th July 2018 Roads, Water and Environment



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Councillor calls for more collaboration between Gardaí and local authority to enforce bye-laws A WATERFORD Councillor has sought the Gardaí and local authority to work more closely to enforce the bye-laws. Cllr. Eddie Mulligan, speaking at the June Plenary meeting of Waterford City and County Council said from representations made by the public, “the feeling on the ground is that the bye-laws are not being enforced”. He said at the Council’s Economic SPC (Strategic Policy Committee) it was agreed to tackle the “issue of loud noise and people coming along and preaching religiously, setting up with an amplifier and blasting away ... this seems to be escalating instead of steadying off ”, and that he was told it could be dealt with under the 2015 bye-laws relating to parks, playgrounds and open spaces. Cllr. Mulligan had voiced the same complaint at the recent Joint Policing Committee held earlier in June. “The holding and addressing of public meetings and religious services within the open spaces, such as the Applemarket and John Roberts’ Square, is actually prohibited without written permission of the Council,” he said. At both meetings, he said the erection and placement of notices and posters without written Council permission is prohibited. “I am overwhelmed with representations in relation to the contravention of the bye-laws,” Cllr. Mulligan told the Council meeting. “Such as tents erected in the park; drinking in the park; fires and camping on the beaches.”

He also outlined concern that the five-axel ban in Waterford City was not being upheld and he was not getting a satisfactory answer from the Council, who referred him back to the Gardaí. “I was told the Gardaí only have finite resources and are not in a position to police any of that and are actually overwhelmed with priorities they have at the moment, while they get their staff numbers back up,” Cllr. Mulligan said. Chief Superintendent Padraig Dunne told Cllr. Mulligan at the JPC meeting: “It’s coming to a stage where the Gardaí have only a finite number of resources”. “It would be remiss of me to say I can take on everything that you want us to prioritise,” Chief Supt. Dunne said. “The priorities are in the policing plan, which were set by the Minister, Policing Authority and Commissioner and the priorities are in the give goals of the policing plan,” he said. “As the year goes on, our budgets will be tighter and tighter and tighter. That is a national predicament, not just a Waterford phenomenon. So, we have to look at what the priorities are.” Chief Supt. Dunne acknowledged Cllr. Mulligan’s complaints regarding the parks and bye-laws, “but, we really have to maintain our frontline services”. However, he pointed out that the Gardaí are doing a lot of work in undercover operations in relation to drugs, in the parks. In relation to the use of five-axel lorries in the city centre, Chief Supt. Dunne said he would welcome some insight into it from the local authority, because there are some businesses

which require those large lorries to make deliveries. “We will definitely work with them [the Council] in relation to that,” Chief Supt. Dunne assured. However, he said it was important to point out that the Gardaí have a set amount of resources. “Since I came to Waterford we’ve raised the amount of members and will continue to do so.” He said the Gardaí will work to its policing plan and the priorities set out in that plan - such as community engagement, crime reduction, visibility, roads policing, training the Garda members and national and international security. At the Plenary Council meeting, Cllr. Mulligan queried if the local authority could recruit staff to enforce the bye-laws? Concurring, Cllr. Jim Griffin wondered if a member of Council staff could be on-call to deal with breaches of bye-laws. He said there are many people in Waterford City and County who work hard during the week and like to visit the beaches at the weekend, particularly during the good weather. He said their enjoyment is spoiled by other people lighting bonfires and bringing alcohol onto the beach. “These guys ruin the family days for most law-abiding citizens,” Cllr. Griffin said. “Even along streams and rivers where families go for picnics and then you have groups of guys who come along and ruin it.” He said there could be times where

the Gardaí don’t understand the byelaws and it would be ideal to have a Council official on-call to enforce the bye-laws. Director of Services, Fergus Galvin said he wouldn’t have the authority to authorise staff to work in a live traffic environment, in relation to the five-axel ban in the city - “The only people authorised to enforce that is the Gardaí” he said. “None of the Council staff have any role whatsoever in going out and stopping traffic on the road and asking for permits to try and enforce the ban. We have no capacity to undertake that work and we rely on the good offices of the Gardaí to undertake that work for us, in conjunction with whatever bye-laws or policy we have,” Mr. Galvin said. “We have spoken with the Gardaí about it on an ongoing basis and they have come on board with us from time to time where the five-axel ban is being consistently ignored and they have put a certain amount of policing in place to try and get a handle on that. “I will certainly talk to the Gardaí about that again and see if the issue is becoming more obvious or if there are more flagrant breaches of it. I will certainly engage with the Gardaí and see if we can work with them and support them in terms of trying to do some policing on it.” In relation to public order issues on the beach, Mr. Galvin revealed that he receives frequent phone calls, as does the other Environmental Inspectors, about breaches of the bye-laws. “We have limited resources. We have

four Environmental Inspectors to cover the city and county.The difficulty I have is, if I bring someone in for the weekend, that is a day gone out of the following working week and someone else suffers.” He said another difficulty in sending someone out where a person has started a bonfire or having a BBQ on the beach which is disturbing the local neighbours - “the difficulty is in sending one man out to what is potentially a volatile situation in some cases”. “It can be quite difficult and a ‘big ask’ to put on somebody and, in fact, I’d be reluctant in a lot of cases to send one of our lads out on their own into a scenario where you could have ten, 15, or 20 people congregating around with drink,” he said. Cllr. Griffin clarified he was suggesting sending a Council staff member out with Garda assistance. Mr. Galvin said the Council would be happy to work with the Gardaí and have done so in the past. “But, I do have limited resources and it would have to be targeted operations. A lot of these things are unpredictable, as it could be Clonea tonight, and Ardmore tomorrow, and by the time we get to mobilise, the event is probably over and gone.” Mr. Galvin added: “I acknowledge there is a difficulty there, but we can, if there are regular reoccurring issues at night-time or weekends, look at organising some planned patrols, and getting one of our Environmental Inspectors for a specific issue or complaint”.

Helvick Head RNLI Lifeboat hosts successful multi-agency exercise A GOOD crowd gathered on the quay at Helvick Pier on Saturday, 30th June 2018 to witness a wide range of emergency services going through their paces in a complex multi-scenario multi-agency exercise, organised and hosted by Helvick Head RNLI Lifeboat. The exercise was designed to test the emergency services to the extreme with multiple casualties in multiple locations (ashore and at sea), with different emergency manoeuvres and techniques required. The exercise simulated the scenario that might unfold if a small plane ditched into sea off Helvick Head, and was started shortly before 1600, when a local yachtsman (part of the Helvick Head RNLI Operations Committee) reported seeing a small plane ditching. Helvick Head RNLI Lifeboat pagers were sounded, and crew leapt into action. The Irish Coast Guard, operating as Exercise Control, also immediately called on Bunmahon Rescue Boat, Dunmore East Coast Guard boat, Ardmore Coast Guard Unit and Bunmahon Coast Guard (cliff rescue) unit. Reports then began to come from yachts which had picked up

survivors from the water, many of whom were reported to be injured and suffering from the effects of sea sickness. Information continued to flow in from all participating vessels and from the Coast Guard. It was reported that two casualties were seen to be swimming in the water. One was headed in the direction of the Black Rock or Carraig na Péine and the other to Helvick Cove. The three rescue vessels started a search-andrescue pattern, recovering casualties to Helvick Head RNLI Lifeboat station, where they were treated by members of the HSE National Ambulance Service and Waterford Civil Defence. Bunmahon Cliff Rescue Unit and Coast Guard volunteers made their way to the cliffs above the cove to set up a hoist to rescue the swimmer who had scrambled on to rocks at the water’s edge. Meanwhile the casualty on the Black Rock was brought ashore. Later, when news came through that a "body" had been found in the area (all part of the exercise) due process was put in place to ensure all protocols involved with a fatality were observed. When all 12 casualties were recovered, a search commenced

for the plane's cockpit voice recorder (the "Black Box") which would be essential for any subsequent investigation; this was recovered with the assistance of Helicopter Crew Rescue 117 which provided great visuals for the crowd which had been very well entertained for the afternoon. Several RNLI crew mingled with the crowd and provided up-to-the-minute details as to what was involved with each part of the exercise. The exercise concluded when the last vessel was towed ashore. In all, the exercise dealt with four casualties taken from a yacht skippered by Austin Flynn, another four recovered from a second yacht skippered by Declan Walsh, one from the rocks, one from the Cove (hoisted up the cliff), and two recovered from the sea (including one 'fatality'). Also taking an active part in the exercise were volunteers from Civil Defence groups who took the “walking wounded” from lifeboat crews and dealt with Medical/First Aid injuries relating to this kind of incident. Many of the volunteer casualties were made up with theatrical make-up to enhance the experience. John Condon, Lifeboat

John Condon, Helvick RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, addresses some of the emergency personnel in a de-brief after the Multi-Agency Exercise which took place in Helvick last Saturday. Operations Manager, Helvick RNLI Lifeboat said “the exercise was extremely successful. We are very grateful to all who helped make it such a success, and delighted to avail of the opportunity to work closely with our emergency services colleagues" Cathal Reilly, commenting on behalf of the Exercise co-ordination team, said the exercise involved approximately 70 emergency personnel from the fol-

lowing services: RNLI Helvick Head, Irish Coast Guard (including local units from Ardmore, Bunmahon and Dunmore East), Bunmahon Community Rescue Boat, Rescue 117 Helicopter crew, Waterford Civil Defence, HSE ambulance personnel, and An Garda Síochána. "We were delighted to get the chance to test our abilities to work in a coordinated manner in an environ-

ment that had the potential to be chaotic.We had 5 objectives, and we met them all. It was very satisfying to see colleagues from all the participating services working to such high standards, and particularly satisfying to hear the clarity of all the VHF radio communications. We hope this is just the first exercise of this type we host; every opportunity to work together is an opportunity to learn and improve."

Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

Pat Keane and Marian Keane, Willow & Oak, pictured with Sacha Bulfin, Sacha Bulfin Design & Print, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


William and Rosie Whelan, Deise Design, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Joe Roche, President Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber; Ola Flynn, Park Hotel; Jenny Beresford, CEO Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, and Larry Bowe, Park Hotel, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Martina McGrath, Denise Hanrahan and Christine O’Donovan, KBC Bank, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]


Denise Radley, Radley Auctioneers, and Rachel Kiely, Maurice Kiely Domestic Appliance Repairs, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

David and Joanne Walsh, Better Finances; Mary Beresford, Coady’s Quay Management, and Michael Colivet, FBD Insurances, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

David and Sinead Connors, Dungarvan Paints & DIY Ltd., pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel.

Bríd Kirby, Local Enterprise Office; Eilish Nolan, Party Rock Travel, and Jenny Beresford, CEO Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel.

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Orlaith Brady, Gourmet House; Edel Spillane, Sun Life; Ola Flynn, Park Hotel, and Regina Mangan, Liberty Blue Estate Agents, pictured at the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images]

Eugene and Teresa Tobin, SGC Cinema; Ola Flynn, Park Hotel, and János Bartos, SGC Cinema, pictured at the [Dan McGrath/Editorial Images] Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Hog Roast at The Park Hotel.

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Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

The crowning of Busby’s Kings of Europe in 1968 By FRANK COLBERT (South Africa) Shortly after saying my goodbyes to both of the Whelans in the terminal building at Heathrow, I started to ponder the considerable grief that both of them must surely have experienced just over ten years previously when discovering that Liam had instantly perished with seven of his Busby Babe teammates on the snow-covered tarmac at Munich Airport. I also started to wonder whether my own apparent uncomfortable demeanour initially at Dublin Airport had reminded Mrs. Whelan in some way of a possible similar reaction experienced at Munich Airport in 1968 by Liam (also 22 years old) as United’s plane was dramatically careering down the tarmac before crashing and instantly bursting into flames? If so, it probably had helped to bring out her apparent distinct kind nature in an effort to distract me from my predic-ament. Some three years later I read the autobiography of Frank Taylor, the only surviving journalist at Munich, which was titled The Day a Team Died, in which he described his experience in the United plane.While detailing the panic reaction of some of the players seated near him, just before the fatal impact, he mentioned a startlingly contrasting one from devout Catholic Liam Whelan. In Taylor’s own words: “Prior to the actual crash I heard a few nervous laughs from the passengers near me. Johnny Berry then cried out ‘I don’t know what you all are laughing at, we

Bobby Charlton leads out United at Wembley in 1968 followed by Stepney, Kidd, Best, Aston, Foulkes and Sadler. are all going to be killed here!’ In stark contrast the religious Liam Whelan said: ‘If this is death I am ready for it?’.” Because this startlingly somewhat calm reaction from Liam Whelan in a plane which was obviously about to crash was in contrast to my obvious show of discomfort in an apparently claustrophobic, but totally safe, aircraft also about to take off, it soon brought me to

George Best mesmerises Benfica’s Coluna at Wembley in 1968.

my senses. Having now become aware of Liam Whelan’s relatively calm reaction, I started to draw some comfort from the fact that, even if my demeanour at Dublin Airport en-route to London had reminded Mrs. Whelan in any way of his tragically fatal situation just before the actual impact of the crash, they would surely have understood my reaction. Co-incidentally, having witnessed this reaction by Liam Whelan just before the sudden crash, my role model goalkeeper Harry Gregg decided some time later to kindly travel down to Dublin from Belfast to specially recollect it for the benefit of Mrs. Whelan and her family. Not surprisingly, it was a source of great comfort to the whole family. As our bus approached the twin towers of the old Wembley Stadium the excitement quickly mounted for me. Scarves, caps, rosettes and hats, mostly in red, were to be seen everywhere in those days before the arrival of replica shirts a few decades later. Among the red and white banners I discovered one that proposed with tongue in cheek: “Matt Busby for Prime Minister.” It soon became very obvious, from the huge number of fans gathered around the perimeter of Wembley sporting United colours, that Benfica fans were very much in the minority. Probably due to the resulting huge demand for tickets from United fans, it soon became

apparent that some spivs were asking ten times the normal price for black market tickets. Shortly after entering the stadium, I was very happy to find that my one pound seat was actually located close to the centre circle and about ten metres away from the royal box where the elusive trophy was on display. As both teams were lining up in the centre of the pitch before the kick-off, I had a closeup view of the approaching Matt Busby on the touchline. Accompanying him was assistant manager Jimmy Murphy and trainer Jack Crompton as they walked towards their seat on the bench in front of the royal box. Despite the apparent calm exterior of both men, they would continue to chain smoke during the nail-biting game. I started to remember that in some ways assistant manager Jimmy Murphy surely felt the loss more acutely than anybody at Old Trafford, despite being absent from the crash due to international commitments with Wales. Due to his dedicated work with youth teams, he surely knew the young players who died in the crash better than anybody and bore the weight of it all. Immediately after the crash he had to contact the bereaved families, go about the near impossible job of replacing the team and just keeping the club alive, in addition to helping to build it again with Busby soon afterwards.

My United rosette worn at Wembley in 1968. I immediately started to reflect how for the previous ten years winning the European Cup had been the obsession for ten years since Munich which came to define the life of Matt Busby who had frequently now been regarded in football circles as “the most highly respected man in soccer.” There probably wasn’t a story to compare with the journey made by him, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes from that frozen airfield at Munich in February 1958 to the lush green grass of Wembley now in front of me?

THE GAME The general question among United fans near me before the kick-off was would Nobby Stiles be able once again to shackle Eusebio, just like he had done so successfully on three previous occasions, including the 1966 World Cup semi-final here in the same stadium. Also of concern was the question whether the 36 year old Bill Foulkes, who had played 45 of United’s 48 European Cup games to date since 1956, could curtail the considerable aerial threat of the 6 foot 4 inch tall Torres. Once again, Charlton who was now England’s leading goalscorer with 42 goals would be shadowed by Benfica captain Coluna. As both teams were being lead out on to the pitch, appropriately by Munich survivor Charlton, next to Mario Coluna, I noticed that due to a clash of colours United were wearing an all blue strip and Benfica were in all white. The United line-out, which was the same as that which had conquered Real Madrid in the semi-final, was: Alex Stepney, Shay Brennan, Tony Dunne, Pat Crerand, Bill Foulkes, Nobby Stiles, Bobby Charlton, George Best, David Sadler, Brian Kidd and John Aston. Unusually, in those bygone days, eight of the team were already internationals and another two, Sadler and Kidd, would be capped by England shortly afterwards. The only uncapped player was Aston whose father co-incidentally had been a member of United’s memorable team of the late forties and early fifties under the captaincy of the legendary Dublin-born Johnny Carey. PEN PICTURES OF UNITED PLAYERS Alex Stepney was never a flash or flamboyant goalkeeper and had been bought from Chelsea in 1966 for a record English goalkeeper fee after his predecessor the ex-Shamrock Rovers stopper Pat Dunne was found to be somewhat inconsistent.When he

retired in 1978, with an impressive 539 appearances for the club, his collection of personal trophies included European and FA Cup medals, a League Championship medal as well as 3 England caps. Shay Brennan was a calm and cultured right back player who marked his humility and vulnerability behind his joie de vivre. He was born of Wicklow parents enabling him to become the first “foreigner” to be capped by Ireland. He made his United debut two weeks after Munich and scored two goals in a cauldron of emotion at Old Trafford. Tony Dunne was a shy selfeffacing left back from Dublin who was quick as a whippet, never flustered, always composed and regarded by many football experts as the best left back in

My Wembley ticket in 1968. European football. He was signed by United from Shelbourne in 1960 at the age of nineteen. Pat Crerand was a defiant Scotsman who was a fearsome competitor and was not easily intimidated. He was also a respected attacking midfielder who was master of the long pass. A famous expression in English football at the time was: “When Crerand played well, United played well.” Bill Foulkes was a 36 year ex-miner. He was an original Busby Babe who made his debut back in December 1952 and had the most appearances of any English player in the European Cup at the time. He was a real stopper who was solid, dependable and durable with nononsense resilience. Continued next week.

Mrs. Whelan helps her son Liam celebrate his 21st birthday in 1956.

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NOVENA BRIDGE AFFANE BRIDGE CLUB (End of Season: 28/5/2018) – Club notes: The club held its final party of our President Mrs. Ben Flynn’s term of office. She extended a warm welcome to all players on the night and wished everyone a pleasant game of Bridge. There was a lovely selection of prizes on display. Before presenting prizes to the winners Mrs. Flynn thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the evening she particularly praised the hostesses and scorekeepers. President Mrs. Flynn then expressed her gratitude to everyone who supported her during her term of office. She wished incoming President Mrs. Maureen Arrigan all the best and hoped her term of office would be similarly successful. 1st Monica O’Sullivan & Betty Kelleher; 2nd Mary O’Connor & Bernadette Fives; 3rd Eileen O’Driscoll & Rebecca Keevers; 4th Mary Fives & Kathleen O’Mahoney, Mary Fletcher & Andrew McGrath; 6th Margaret Clancy & Mary Navin. Mrs. Monica O’Sullivan thanked Mrs. Ben Flynn on behalf of club members and herself for reception and wonderful prizes on the night and for great welcome to members during her term of office.

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

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IN MEMORIAM Birthday Remembrance

BARRON (5th anniversary) – In loving memory of Austin Barron, late of Knockboy, Ballinamult, who died on 7th July, 2013. R.I.P. We miss you because we loved you, To us you were dearer than gold, No treasure can ever replace you, Your memory will never grow old.

DALTON (26th anniversary) – In loving memory of Kevin Dalton, late of 2 Caseyville, Dungarvan, who died on 5th July, 1992. R.I.P. Masses offered.

O’DONOVAN (6th anniversary) – In loving memory of our dear mother Catherine (Kitty) O’Donovan, late of Carrigaun, Modeligo, who died on 8th July, 2012. R.I.P.

POWER (10th anniversary) – In loving memory of Maurice Power, late of Ballinagulkee, Ballinamult, whose Anniversary occurs on 5th July.

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

The heart that did so much for us, Is resting at God’s will, You never failed your duty, Your love was true and tender. You simply lived your life for us, Those memories we’ll remember, When Jesus called you answered, Then He took you by the hand, And brought you to eternal life, To Heaven’s wonderland.

We think of you in silence, We often speak your name, But all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your resting place we visit, And put flowers there with care, But no one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there.

–Sadly missed by his loving family.

Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 7th July, in St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena, at 7.30 p.m. –Sadly missed by his loving wife Helen; sister Moira and nephew Paddy.

–Always remembered by your loving family.

–Sadly missed by your loving wife Mary and family. ––––––––––––––––––– Deep are the memories, Precious they stay, No passing of time, Can take them away.

–Sadly missed by Trevor, Sandra and Rowan. –––––––––––––––––––

Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Touraneena, on Saturday, 7th July, at 7.30 p.m.

MEEHAN (11th anniversary) – In loving memory of Ciara, late of Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, who died on 5th July, 2007. Remembering our daughter Ciara, Today and every day.

BRODERICK (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Anthony Broderick, late of Mount Stuart, Aglish, whose 1st Anniversary occurs on 10th July, 2018. Anniversary Mass for Anthony will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Mount Stuart, on Sunday, 8th July, at 10.00 a.m. –Sadly missed by his wife and family.

–Loved and missed always by Seamus and Gemma. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 7th July, at 6.15 p.m., in the Friary Church, Dungarvan.

MORAN (4th anniversary) – In loving memory of Fr. Patrick, O.S.A. –Fondly remembered by his family, friends and the Augustinian Community. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church, Abbeyside, on Tuesday, 10th July, at 10.00 a.m. CURRAN (12th anniversary) – In loving memory of John Curran (J.C.), late of 7 Parklane Drive, Abbeyside, who died on 7th July, 2006. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, 8th July, at 12 noon, in Abbeyside Church. As each day dawns, We think of you, As each night falls, We pray for you. And throughout our lives, No matter where, In our hearts, You are always there.

–Always loved and sadly missed by your loving mother Nellie; sisters and brothers; nieces and nephews; sistersin-law and brother-in-law.

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KIELY – Birthday remembrance for Paul Kiely, late of 75 Congress Villas, Dungarvan, whose birthday was on 29th June. I think of how you would smile, And the words that you would say, And I know that you are helping me, Every step along the way. Kind friends who think of Paul today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

–So sadly missed, never forgotten, by your sister Mary, Jimmy and all your friends at the Lookout.

ORGAN – Birthday remembrance for my Mam Kitty Organ, late of Sarsfield Street, Abbeyside, whose birthday is on 7th July. Not today but every day, In silence we remember, Happy birthday Mam. –Sadly




daughter Mary, James and grandchildren Karen, Louise, Gillian, Maria, Sarah, Deirdre and Olga.

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Funeral Home O’KEEFFE (1st anniversary) – In loving memory of Rachael O’Keeffe (nee O'Reilly), late of Crannog, Knockrower, Stradbally, Co. Waterford, who died on 5th July, 2017. When there's a cloud covering our path, Or a problem we are about to face. You were the one to wipe away our tears, And put everything back in its place. The way you always made us smile And the way you made us laugh. When we need to talk, you were always there, So we know how much you cared. The sun in your heart will continue on, To shine in the future in every way, The most special person in our hearts Will always be you everyday.

–Always loved by your husband Michael; daughter Aoife; sons Raymond and Anthony; brother Raymond; sisters Bernadette, Madeline and Sandra; mother-in-law Mary; father-in-law Anthony; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and all extended family. Rachael’s First Anniversary Mass will take place in the Holy Cross Church, Stradbally, on Saturday, 7th July, at 7.30 p.m.

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Embalming & Cremations Arranged We attend to all the details: Church & Cemetery RYAN (4th anniversary) – In loving memory of Mabel (Ciss) Ryan, late of Newtown, Ballymacarbry, who died on 11th July, 2014. R.I.P. You never failed your duty, Your love was true and tender, You simply lived your life for us, Those memories we’ll remember. When Jesus called you answered, Then He took you by the hand, And brought you to eternal life, To Heaven’s wonderland.

–Always remembered by her loving family. Anniversary Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 14th July, at 6.30 p.m. in Fourmilewater Church.

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FULL/PART-TIME PERSON REQUIRED TO COOK LIGHT MEALS IN PUB – Outskirts of Dungarvan. Tel. (085) 2062817. (6-7)

WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – We, Brendan Meehan and Sinead McGlynn, intend to apply for planning permission for a change of house design/sitting position for that granted under the planning reference number 17/442 at Ballykerin Middle, Cappagh, Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

CARPENTER WANTED FOR REPAIRS TO FARM BUILDINGS – 3/4 weeks work. All clean work. Phone: Tierney Farms (058) 47170. (6-7)

CHILDMINDER WANTED IN LISMORE TOWN FOR A NINE MONTH OLD BABY – From the 1st of September. Teachers hours. Telephone: 086 8355677. (13-7) C H I L D M I N D E R REQUIRED TO MIND 3 CHILDREN – Looking for a childminder for school term Sept-June for 3 children aged 7, 4 and 1. There will be a Primary and PreSchool drop-off and collection. You would need to be able to drive and have your own car. Carrigroe/Dungarvan area. Please reply to Box No. 7001. (13-7) QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN REQUIRED – Domestic experience. Reply to Box No. 7002.

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WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – CFS Structures Ltd. intend to apply for planning permission for the proposed erection of 36 number dwellings comprising of 2 number 2-storey with optional attic conversion detached dwellings (5 bedroom), 30 number 2-storey with optional attic conversion semi-detached dwellings (4 bedroom), 4 number 2-storey terraced (2 number end terrace (3 bedroom) and 2 number mid terrace (2 bedroom)) dwellings, new landscaping and boundary treatments, connection to existing estate road (The Cloisters) together with all associated site works and foul and surface water drainage connections, all at The Cloisters, Farrangarret, Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL – I, Donagh Berry, intend to apply for planning permission to construct a dwelling house with detached garage, wastewater treatment system and percolation area, new vehicular entrance and all other associated site works at Lyrenaglogh, Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford) during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.


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WATERFORD CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL – I, Thomas Healy, intend to apply for planning permission for the indefinite retention of 1. A timber framed, timber cladded dwelling house 2. Increase in mobile home pitches from 72 No. to 88 No. at Curragh Caravan Park, Curragh, Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application. WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL – I, Helen Leahy, intend to apply for permission for the construction of single-storey dwelling house, new entrance driveway, waste water treatment system, percolation area and all ancillary site works, at Ballyharrahan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority (Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford), during its public opening hours (9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.

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Appeal made for public to conserve water

Dungarvan in the Summer FROM FRONT PAGE No, it is not a figment of our memories, we DID have some marvellous Summers in the ’Sixties, ’Seventies and ’Eighties. We will return to that later. Last Sunday, Met Eireann forecast some light showers coming from the south which would cross mainly England, with the possibility of some light showers here. These did not materialise and the Met Service confirmed that no rain had fallen at all. It had simply evaporated into the thin, warm air long before it got anywhere near the ground. The all-time record temperature for this country was set in Kilkenny back in 1887 at 33.3C. The highest recorded temperature during the 20th century was 32.5C at Boora, Co. Offaly, in 1976. We haven’t quite matched those temperatures yet, but some days we are very close. Right now, there is little sign of change as endorsed by Met Eireann this week. Their forecast for last Friday suggested we were about to hit those record temperatures again. As it turned out, we missed it this time by a small fraction as a slight cooling breeze kept the mercury down to 31C in Shannon and the mid-west. Last week, Donegal had a record 16.5 hours of sunshine on one particular day, while we down here had to settle for an average of ‘only’ 15 hours sunshine daily. For a summer comparable to this one – and remember we have barely commenced July - we have to reach back deep into our memories. Those who can cast their minds back to the All Ireland winning year of 1959 will remember it as a scorcher. As is be-

Sunset on Dungarvan Harbour. ginning to happen now, the grass began to ‘burn’, particularly on hillsides where there is little or no water retention. We see the green areas in housing estates, and roadside verges, lose their rich green colour and already some fields are beginning to go brown. This may be a visual inconvenience for those who like well-kept neighbourhoods, or tourists who ‘love this little green isle’, inspired by Johnny Cash’s Forty Shades of Green’, but it is a nightmare for the farmers who have to nurse their crops through this drought. They need grass for their animals today and even more in the form of hay or silage to carry them through what may be a long winter like the one past. Ballinacourty potatoes are not yet out of the ground as their progress has been impeded by prolonged rain in the spring, preventing tractors from entering the land; the snows of March whose ground chill prolonged the bad conditions and now, having eventually planted their seed, do not have enough moisture to help

WITH temperatures reaching record highs, ŠKODA Ireland have launched an advertising campaign to highlight the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars during the warm weather. The initiative is part of ongoing dog welface efforts from the ŠKODA brand which urges car owners to consider the dangers of leaving pets in cars during this heat wave. The campaign reveals that even a few minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog. The inside of a car can reach 47°c in just one hour on a 22°c day, while at 26°c outside it can reach 37°c inside a car in the space of just 10 minutes. Precautions that can be taken to keep dogs safe and well on a hot day: • Never leave your dog in a car in warm weather, even if it feels cool outside • Don't excessively walk or over-exercise your dog • Avoid walking your dog at the hottest time of the day - often morning or later in the evenings can be cooler • Always take plenty of water with you when out with your dog • Make sure your dog has shade to cool off in, either inside or when out • Take your dog to the groomers and keep their fur clipped • Dogs can get sun burned, especially white dogs or those with little hair, so try and keep them out of direct sunlight and apply pet sunscreen when out and about • Think twice about any car trips with your dog - avoid congested roads or

growth along. With irrigation, however, they will be ready to dig shortly. As well as 1959, the years 1968, 1975, and 1976 were among the top 10 hottest summers. We also had some terrific later years with 1984 a particularly lovely summer. By my reckoning, our present run of bad summers started about 1988 which was the first of three in a row, with other bad summers spread liberally in the years since. Water shortage is now beginning to seriously affect some parts of the country and warnings have been issued in Dublin against the wastage of water or its use for non-essential purposes like watering of flowers and washing of cars. Hose pipes are totally outlawed for the foreseeable future, maybe well into the Autumn. More and more hosepipe bans and water-wastage orders are being introduced with accompanying fines for the guilty. Water Meters may at last have found a use after the hundreds of millions of euros spent on their

busy times of day when they could overheat in the car if you are caught up in traffic. • If driving with your dog plan your journey considering cooler times of the day and places to take breaks. Make sure to have plenty of water for your dog. Commenting on the campaign, Cathal Kealey, PR Manager at ŠKODA Ireland, said: “All too often we hear tragic stories of the consequences of dogs being left in cars during the summer months. Dogs cool down very differently to us humans. When in a car during warm weather, we keep cool by rolling up our sleeves, rolling down the windows or turning on the air conditioning but dogs don’t get a choice of what to wear or how to adjust the temperature. When it comes to looking after dogs in warm weather, our advice would be to never leave your dog in a parked car. As temperatures rise, even a few minutes can prove fatal for your dog, even if that car has its windows left open or it has been left in the shade - it is still not safe.” This year ŠKODA entered into their sixth year of partnership with Dogs Trust and continue to invest in campaigns to highlight dog welfare, particularly in hot weather. The brand launches a national print and radio advertising campaign that is hoped to assist in preventing further tragedy. Further information on ŠKODA Ireland can be found at:

installation in Dublin and other parts of the country.The information gleaned from them on water usage may point to people who are overusing water, or who are wasting it through leaks or nonessential usage. Health s another consideration and those who have particular ailments should take extra care. The HSE’s advice is for people to stay out of the sun between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. and to apply sunscreen if you have to go out in the sun, and avoid extreme physical exertion like sport, DIY or gardening when the sun is at its hottest. A few more tips from the HSE suggest that you should: • Walk in the shade, apply factor 30 or over sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection • Avoid strenuous outdoor activities like sport, DIY, and gardening, or limit them to cooler parts of the day, such as the early morning or evening. • Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes and a hat to shade face, neck and ears • Wear wrap-around sun glasses with UV protection • Drink plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks • Eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content Our good weather is set to continue for this week at least with no sign of rain and temperatures staying in the upper twenties Celsius. Even light rain is not a likely possibility, as met Eireann said that recent light rain never reached the ground. Enjoy the fine weather while it lasts, we know not the hour it will depart leaving us with a typical ‘Irish’ Summer.

Water demand remains ‘too high’ across the country

No telling who you will meet on the Greenway. Last Sunday it was James Twomey and his Penny-Farthing.

Heatwave hits the bench and bar at Waterford Courthouse THE Summer heatwave hit the bench and bar in the newly refurbished Waterford Courthouse when the air conditioning system failed to work during the busiest week of the year. The 170-year-old courthouse, which was restored at a cost of €26 million was opened by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan in April last. But Judges and barristers got hot under

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the collar when the air conditioning “failed” to operate properly. But High Court Judge Bronagh O’Hanlon said during a personal injuries action: “It’s a bit sad that we have such an expensive courtroom but can’t maintain a working temperature. It’s just incredible”. Judge Eugene O’Kelly in the Circuit Criminal Court, apologised to jurors for the “teething problems” which he hoped would

be fixed soon. “It’s amazing what €27million can get you when you spend it,” he added. Four court rooms were in use last week with two High Court hearings, a weekly District Court and the Circuit Criminal Court were in operation in all six court rooms in the building. However, an engineer from BAM carried out repairs and resolved the issue before the end of the week.

Managing Inland Fisheries seeks public’s help through the drought on dry-stock farms TEAGASC will hold an information morning for farmers on managing through the drought on drystock farms. The information day will be held on the farm of Matthew Fogarty, Whitechurch, Cappagh, County Waterford, X35 FK46, from 11.00 a.m. this coming Friday, 6th July, 2018. All are very welcome to attend this event.

INLAND Fisheries Ireland is asking anglers and the general public to report any sightings of distressed fish which may be caused by high water temperatures and low water levels. Inland Fisheries Ireland is also asking anglers to voluntarily cease using ‘keep nets’ during this period to avoid causing unintentional distress to fish kept for long periods. The public is invited to make reports of fish in distress to Inland Fisheries Ireland’s 24 Hour Hotline on 1890 34 74 24 or 1890 FISH 24. Inland Fisheries Ireland staff will continue to monitor water bodies for any signs of distressed fish in shallow water, but will be able to react more quickly to timely reports received. Inland Fisheries Ireland is also reminding landowners, industry and farmers that as these low water levels and warm water temperatures put additional pressures on Ireland’s watercourses, there is a reduced amount of oxygen in

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water. As a result, poor quality discharges to rivers and lakes, such as silage effluent or sewage discharges can put additional demands on the oxygen levels, resulting in pollution incidents and fish kills. Landowners are reminded that abstraction of water from rivers and lakes should be carried out in a sustainable manner to ensure sufficient levels are available for other water users and to protect the aquatic habitat. For more information, visit

IRISH Water are calling on the public to continue to take sustained action to conserve water as weather conditions remain warm and the drought is increasingly reducing capacity in rivers and boreholes, while our production plants struggle to meet increasing demand. As well as reducing consumption, we are appealing to the public to report leaks on the public water network and to repair private side leaks in both homes and in businesses. As the warm weather continues, the demand on water supplies is outstripping the supply across the country. Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water as much as possible and to avoid unnecessary use of water. As flows in rivers and water levels in boreholes reduce, conserving water now will safeguard scarce water resources for the remainder of the summer and into the autumn. The weather has been dry since late February this year with Met Éireann reporting that the level of rain that as fallen is on par with 1976 when a major drought was in place. Irish Water is working with local authorities to do everything possible to conserve water availability, examining how we can make further inroads into leakage by mobilizing extra crews and seeking maximum public cooperation in saving water. We now have 39 water supplies under nighttime water restrictions and over 100 water supplies at risk due to high consumption. We are tankering water from larger schemes to top up reservoirs where levels are falling. Irish Water will continue to encourage and support the public in their conservation efforts and want to thank everyone who has taken active measures to conserve water. The Utility has also been in touch with large commercial users who have committed to conserve water and we thank them for their efforts and encourage all users of water to be mindful of how they can reduce their overall consumption. SOUTHERN REGION In the Southern Region, water availability in 27 schemes is impacted by drought. Customer supply is being managed by tankering water to reservoirs, restricting supply at night and in a small number of cases providing emergency water stations. Leakage Find and Fix crews are mobilised to reduce the water being lost through leaks both on the customer side and in the public network.These measures are currently mitigating the impacts on business and household users and will have to be maintained for the foreseeable future. In general, there has been an increase in demand of approximately 15 to 20%. Due to the rural nature of the region, many towns and villages are supplied by small streams and boreholes. The lack of rainfall is and will continue to impact on raw water availability and additional small schemes are likely to experience drought over the coming weeks. The areas worst affected in the Southern region are Kilkenny (Bennettsbridge, Castlecomer and Innistigue) and the Central Regional supply in Carlow, in Waterford: Loskeran, Ballylaneen, Portlaw, Kilrossanty, Ardmore and Kealfoun. In Limerick impacted schees are in Hospital, Oola, Knocklong, Herbertstown, Bruff, Lahall, Newcastle West, Pallasgreen, Doon, Bruff. In Kerry in Inch, Ardfert, Ballytermon and in Cork in Freemount, Ballyhooley, Kilbrin and Gortnaskethy. WATER CONSERVATION ORDERS Irish Water is using all tools available to promote water conservation and to protect our water supplies including mobilising leakage repair teams and has imposed a Water Conservation Order in the Greater Dublin Area which comes into effect tomorrow Monday, 2 July. The Water Conservation Order will be in place until the 31st of July but Irish Water will keep the situation under review and may have to extend the period of time the Order is in place. It is likely that similar orders will be brought in over the coming weeks on other schemes. The prohibited use will apply to the use of water drawn through a hosepipe or similar for the purpose of: • watering a garden • cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a domestic hosepipe • cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe • filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool (except when using hand held containers filled directly from a tap) • filling or maintaining a domestic pond (excluding fish ponds) using a hosepipe • filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain (with the exception of such use for commercial purposes) • use of water for filling or replenishing an artificial pond (excluding fish ponds), lake or similar application. The primary purpose of these orders is to mobilize maximum public support and engagement on minimizing water use during the crisis. Similar drought orders have been introduced in Northern Ireland and in British water utilities and operate by mobilizing public support for responsible behavior. Irish Water is backing up these Orders by increasing the number of Call Centre agents to take calls from the public and we will follow up such reports to encourage water conservation measures and to offer technical support,

for example advice or support on how to repair leaks. We believe that this approach will deliver the best outcomes in terms of saving water. Drought orders provide certain powers of enforcement which will be used to address continuing and excessive wastage of water during the crisis. We expect the vast majority of people will adhere to the Water Conservation Order and that there will be very few prosecutions while the order is in force. Our domestic and non-domestic meters are identifying private side leaks and we are working with householders to address these leaks in properties and offering assistance to get them repaired. Regulatory powers are available to address chronic leaks where owners do not engage with us and do not respond to multiple notifications. Irish Water’s primary concern is for longer term supplies in late summer and autumn. Based on modelling previous dry years, and allowing for how dry the ground now is, we need to maximise conservation of raw water at this time to secure our needs over the coming months. Therefore, these urgent conservation messages are of critical importance to communities in Dublin and the other marginal supply areas across the country. Commenting on the ongoing situation, Irish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said “We have a serious challenge to ensure clean safe drinking water for everyone, given the current state of our network and the impact that sustained warm weather has had on water supplies both nationally and in the Greater Dublin Area. We thank everyone who has already taken action and we need a collective effort from the public to conserve water, and that behaviors change into the future as the threat to supplies remain beyond the current hot spell. We urge customers to conserve water and to work with us by following our tips such as taking short showers instead of baths, turning taps off when brushing teeth and not using hosepipes in gardens and limiting use of water in paddling pools. It will take months for water levels to restore in raw water sources such as rivers, lakes and ground water supplies and for levels in our treated drinking water reservoirs to restore. We are asking the public to continue to conserve water in the months ahead and to follow our advice for longer term water conservation’’ When the current hot weather ends we will still need customers to be mindful of their water usage for the months ahead to protect the available water for the remainder of the summer and into the autumn.Wider water restrictions may become unavoidable if the demand does not drop towards normal levels. Every effort someone makes in their home or business impacts their neighbour and community and we are asking everyone to collectively take responsibility for their water usage to benefit their whole community. Irish Water have lots of tips for conserving water in the home, garden and business on” ”Local authority crews supported by contractor resources are working to maximise water availability, though managing pressures to the minimum which avoids loss of supply and repair leaks on the public network.This work will continue and intensify in the months ahead and we are using all available tools to monitor our water supplies to conserve water.”

Tips to help you conserve water ... • Leak free: Check that your home is leak free. Check for running overflows and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipes. • Don’t let the tap run: Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to a staggering 6 litres per minute. Brushing your teeth with the tap off will use a more modest 1 litre of water. • Shower vs. Bath:The average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to an average shower using 49 litres in seven minutes. Switch your bath to a shower for a massive water saving. • Less time: With the average shower using 7 litres of water per minute by turning your five minute shower into four minutes, you could save up to 7 litres of water per day! • Fully loaded: Always ensure your dishwasher and washing machines are fully loaded. A modern washing machine uses approximately 65 litres of water per cycle while a dishwasher uses 20 litres. By ensuring they are fully loaded, not only will you conserve water but you will also reduce your energy bills. • Don’t flush it all away:A third of all water used in the home is flushed down the toilet. Some larger cisterns can continue to work effectively with a smaller flush. Place a displacement device into the cistern (out of the way of moving parts) to save water.

Irish Water to ensure sufficient water supply to farmers IRISH Water has agreed to accommodate farmers impacted by reduced water supply from public water sources, in order to ensure they have sufficient water for animals and for other needs on the farm. “We are dealing with a once in a generation weather event which is posing really difficult challenges for some farmers,” IFA President Joe Healy said. Over 130,000 farmers and rural households source their water from private wells or group water Schemes and are, therefore, not affected by national restrictions. However, farmers experiencing water supply shortages due to any restrictions should contact Irish Water which has assured IFA it will make arrangements to ensure adequate supply. IFA President Joe Healy said the current dry weather is causing real difficulties for farmers who rely on rainfall for grass and crop growth. “For livestock farmers, soil moisture and high temperatures are impacting on grass growth rates. Farmers are using fodder supplies to feed animals, but the worry now is how quickly growth will resume and whether farmers will be able to save enough silage and hay for the winter ahead, particularly as reserves were well depleted during the extended poor weather conditions earlier this year.” Joe Healy has urged farmers to take early action to manage the situation and to take note of Teagasc advice for feeding in the drought conditions. For tillage and vegetable farmers, the weather conditions at this critical period will impact on yields which will compound the income crisis they are already facing. “Crop losses look inevitable with growers facing a situation where winter crops in the ground are stressed, and Spring crops planted about eight weeks ago have not had any rain since. “The continuing trend of low prices on the one side and increasing input prices on the other is placing cereal and vegetable production in this country under threat. All stakeholders will have to sit up and take note of the difficulties farmers are facing and realise that they must work with their growers to sustain them through this difficult period.” The IFA President said meat factories and retailers must act responsibly at this difficult time and not put undue downward pressure on prices.

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Aware is seeking volunteers

COULD you support someone experiencing depression or bipolar disorder? Aware, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking Waterford volunteers for its Support & Self Care Group service in Waterford city and Dungarvan. Aware relies on the passion and dedication of its volunteers to ensure that the organisation can continue to provide free support services nationwide, essential services that have a profound impact on individuals and families throughout Ireland. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. The Aware Support & Self Care Groups are peer to peer support meetings for individuals who experience depression, bipolar disorder or mood related conditions. Each meeting is facilitated by two volunteers and has an average of 8 attendees. There are 37 groups nationwide, meeting on a weekly basis. Waterford Support & Self Care Groups: • Waterford City: Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack Street, Waterford – every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. • Dungarvan: The Deise Day Centre. Dungarvan Community Centre, Mitchel Street – every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. There are also opportunities to volunteer with the following Support Services.Volunteers provide support remotely from their own homes for the Aware Support Mail and Life Skills Online services. The Support Line service operates from the Dublin office. As part of the recruitment process, all volunteers are guided through a series of training sessions to teach them how to respond to various scenarios by allowing clarification, consideration of options and encouraging helpful actions while adhering to Aware’s ethos, policies and procedures. It is important that potential volunteers are compassionate, possess good communication skills, take direction and show enthusiasm and passion for mental health and the work of Aware. It is also vital that applicants are willing to make a weekly commitment to Aware and participate in ongoing training as required. For more information on each opportunity, please visit: or phone Aware on 01 6617211.

Saturday, 28th July

THE first year of the reformed 11th Waterford Scout Troop was indeed a hectic one from investiture, hikes, camp and now the ‘troopers’ took to the stage, holding their mini concert on 1st December, 1968. This Scout Concert was the brainchild of Jimmy Nagle who himself was part of the 4th Waterford Scout concerts over his life of dedication to CBSI. These concerts were held in the CBS Hall and were part of fundraising projects which paid for much needed equipment for the troop. Our first concert was a one night affair, beginning with four songs from the troop, the show had everything – comedy items, instrumentalists, solo songs and choruses – to keep the audience happy from beginning to end. From the log book, we read about performances from Gerald Foley, Thomas Meehan, Paddy Murphy, Michael Flynn, John Houlihan, Kieran O’Regan and John Moloney, the latter five Scouts playing their tin whistles. Eamonn Kiely, Michael O’Brien and Jim Curran formed an accordion trio, while Tony Ryan gave us an exhibition of the twist a dance very much in vogue at the time. The accompanist for the entire concert was Mrs. Mary O’Gorman-Nagle who indeed played a large part in making the occasion such a success. Her unending patience with us, during rehearsals, was a tribute of her love of music and her desire to have us all perform to the best of our ability. Gaining in confidence and after enjoying the experience, it was decided to hold a further public concert in early March 1969, such was the demand for tickets we took to the boards for two nights, 3rd and 4th March, 1969. The show opened with the National Anthem and followed by Troop of Laughing Scouts, Grandfather’s Clock (Finbarr Keohan), Red River Valley and Tadhg Curran’s Working on the Railway. During the programmes the lads donned sailor hats to give us Crest of a Wave, Drunken Sailor, Life on the Ocean.We also had the usual camp fire scene, further solo items and the closing chorus Kelly From Killane, Boy Scout Way, Billy Boy (Raymond Keane and John Houlihan) and finally Good Night From The Entire Troop. Fr. Murphy, C.C., on behalf of Scout Committee and all present, thanked the Scouts for such

Pat Cullinane (RIP), Michael Denmead, Garvan O’Keeffe, Eamonn Kiely, Kieran Foley and Gerry McGrath (straw hat) pictured at Bunclody Camp 1971. wonderful entertainment they had provided and complimented them on the high standard they had attained in such a short time. As a footnote to concert proceedings, admission was three shillings.Violet O’Brien and Joan Kiely greatly assisted with the make-up and costumes and were very deservingly thanked by all present. There was a second investiture on 14th February, 1969, David

and John Egan, Kevin Donnelly, Michael O’Keeffe, John Flynn, Kieran Flynn, Neil O’Flaherty, Liam O’Donnell and Eamonn Dolan were welcomed into our Troop. Just weeks beforehand our first annual Scout Dance took place in the Town Hall on Thursday, 30th January, with Mick Delahunty and his orchestra providing the music. As you are aware, the 50th

Bunclody 1971 – Pat Hehir, Finbarr Kelly, Padraig de Búrca, Gerry McGrath and John McGregor. Why the flowers and basket? Answer next week’s issue. Anniversary of our first investiture will be celebrated on Saturday, 28th July, with a Reunion and meal at The Park Hotel. All former Scouts are most welcome, tickets priced at €30. Please get in touch as soon as possible with any of the following: John O’Mahoney (086-

8869626), Frank Denmead (0863858679), David Kiely (0862525663). Question: Can you name the Scout who was invested on his own? Pat McGrath, Boreenatra, was invested at Gleann Garvan, Kilbrien, in June 1971.

On a day’s outing in Dublin from our Aughrim base 1969. Tommy Murphy, Pat McGrath, Billy Casey, Thomas Meehan, A. J. O’Donnell, John O’Mahony and Paddy Walsh all pictured outside Clery’s on O’Connell Street.

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Raising of 9th Green Flag in Knockmahon National School

Students, staff, parents and invited guests at the 9th Green Flag raising ceremony at Knockmahon School.

BONMAHON BONMAHON COMMUNITY SOCIETY LOTTO This week's numbers drawn were 3, 4, 23 and 30. We had no Jackpot winner but one lucky player, Ella Rose Foley, matched 3 numbers to win the €100. Our next Jackpot is worth a fantastic €10,900. COPPER COAST GEOPARK VISITOR CENTRE In 2017 we held our first Copper coast Literary weekend, with events including a Book Fair, Costume Competition, Quiz, Book Launch,Words and a History Talk. We plan to do it all and more again this year! Anybody along the Geopark

with a literary themed event happening around the same time would be also welcome to join in. Please contact Orlaith Hamersley at for more details or to list your event. The date has been set for the 2018 3rd Annual Copper Coast Geopark Book Fair. The Book bonanza will take place on the afternoon of Sunday November 4th in the Copper Coast Geopark Visitor Centre here in Bunmahon, a reminder this year's flower show will take place on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. For more details see

[Keith Fitzgerald]


Dungarvan Toastmasters THE new commitee for the 2018/2019 season is as follows: President - James Boyd; EVP Education - Alan Walsh; EVP Membership - Liam McDonnell; PRO - Cora Kearney; Sargeant At Arms - Barry O'Sullivan; Treasurer - Ann Halpin; Secretary -Michael Clarke. New members are always welcome.Why not give it a try. Our meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday night of each month-from 8.00 p.m. 10.00 p.m. at the Park Hotel and will resume again on Thursday, 13th September, 2018 after the Summer break.

Front row left to right: Vinny O’Mahoney, Michael Duggan, Jim Cullinane, Liam Enright, John Browne, Paudie Organ, Denis Flynn, Tony Leahy, Timmy Allen, Ambie McGovern. Back row: John O’Dea, Bill Organ, John McGrath (too tall for the camera!) Ollie Clancy, Jack Elsted, Maurice Phelan, Jimmy Duggan, Michael Regan, Richard Donovan, Pat Beatty. The gentleman standing at the back in Paddy McGovern. We are delighted to announce that the Abbeyside Heritage Archive is open for the summer months at the usual place, ‘The Parish office, Strandside South. We are open for business on Sunday 8th July from 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. All are welcome to browse through the large selection of photographs, local historical interest, scrap books and much more. There is no entrance fee and all are welcome.



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KILL BOATSTRAND The annual Fishermen's Mass takes place on Saturday, July 7th at 10.30 a.m. on the pier in Boatstrand. All are most welcome and refreshments will be served afterwards. SURF WITH US! Surfer Sam has brought us a heatwave, right in time for the Kill Action and Alert Group's Annual Summer Party this Saturday, July 7th at Kirwan's Bar and Pisces Restaurant, sponsored by Happy Days, with music from Avalon, performing their farewell gig in the area. The Surf Simulator from First Class Castles, fabulous food from Pisces, door prize and prizes for best fancy dress and more assure a great night. Tickets for all of this are just €10, every penny of which is spent in Kill Village. This night is not to be missed, we guarantee fun, fun and fun. Tickets on sales at Kirwan's, Pisces, Happy Days or any Kill Action & Alert Group Committee member. Get yours NOW as they are hot, hot, hot! AWARD WINNING ONE MAN SHOW The Gealach Gorm Theatre in association with The Comeraghs Wild Festival presents ‘Padraig Potts Guide To Walking’ on Sunday, July 15th at 8.00 p.m. This play follows the life of Padraig Potts McKeirnan, who has a habit of just eating whatever is on his plate… metaphorically that is… from growing up near the tiny rural village of Drumnamee, County Leitrim in the 70’s and 80’s to falling in love with Silvia Lang, a perfect protestant girl… to marrying Mary

Tague, the priest's housekeeper, who he never really liked… to getting rid of Mary Tague and her mother, who he claims invented vinegar… and eventually to the realisation that the world isn’t as big as he first thought. This is a story full of nostalgia, innocence, olympic standard sex and Holy Water salad dressing… funny and tender, performed by Seamus O’Rourke and beautifully directed by Charlie McGuinness. Tickets €15 Concessions €12. Call/Text 0868569358. Please note that tickets can also be purchased on the Comeragh Wilds Website at a reduced rate of €10 up until Friday, July 6th. KILL GAA LOTTO At week's lotto draw in Kirwan's Bar there was no winner of the €10,000 lotto jackpot. On the night there was no match 3 winner either. The two lucky dip winners out of the hat were Eamonn Whelan and Aoife Comerford. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 27 and 28. ST. MARY’S U-6s/7s/8s Training continues on Bonmahon GAA pitch until July 21st every Saturday morning from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.We will then take a break for Cul Camps and a little rest! Two weeks of Cul Camps take place at Kill GAA pitch this year including hurling, gaelic football and rounders. Full details are available on the Kelloggs Cul Camps website, book now to avoid disappointment. Outdoor training then recommences on August 25th.

ANNUAL MUSEUM FUNDRAISING BOOK SALE We are now accepting book donations in the museum for our annual fundraising book sale. Please note that we will not be accepting any books that have aged and are brown, we will not be accepting any books that date from the 1800s or earlier unless they are of historical significance and we will not be accepting any magazines unless they are of historical significance. RECENT PUBLICATIONS The Museum supplied photographs to two recently launched publications. ‘A History of the Dungarvan

GAA Club from 1885-2017’ by Tony Ryan, and ‘Dunmore East A Living History’ by Maria Walsh. Both books come highly recommended and are available in local outlets. YOUR CHANCE TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM Museum membership is available for an annual fee of €15 if you would like to support the work of the Museum. The Museum relies heavily on membership fees, donations and fund raising activities, so we would be delighted if you would join us as a member. As a member you will benefit from knowing that you are supporting the important work of the Museum in County Waterford,

OBJECT OF THE WEEK The Sunny Side of Ireland - How to see it by the Great Southern & Western Railway by John O'Mahony 1902 GUIDE books such as this were very popular with tourists many of whom came from England by boat and used the train network to get to destinations such as Dublin, Killarney, or the West. The guide book does not feature Dungarvan but has Lismore, Blackwater, Tramore and Waterford City. There is a chapter on cycling holidays which says that June and September are the driest months in Ireland. It recommends that cyclists call to the nearest Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) barracks as they are the best source on information about what to see. Chatting to locals was an “interesting and amusing experience - nothing can exceed their civility and courtesy”. The guide book recommends lunching in their cottages; excel-

lent tea, homemade bread etc were available for one shilling per head. They cautioned cyclists to slow down as “country people were rather stupid about getting out of one's way”.

plus being informed of various talks, new exhibitions and activities taking place throughout the year. There is also a member’s annual trip and Christmas meal. Please do consider joining us as a member. You can see the very varied and interesting work of the Museum on our website including volunteers taking part in local archaeological digs. Call in to see us in Friary Street, or ring us on (058) 45960 for more information. DONATION OF OBJECTS AND OLD PHOTOGRAPHS The Museum relies on donations of objects from members of the public. We do not have funds to purchase objects, so we would be very grateful for any objects of local historic interest which you may have in your possession which you would be willing to kindly donate to us. Also if you have any old photographs of people, places, ships, sports events etc. with a County Waterford connection we are very happy to accept them. We can scan them to add to our extensive photographic archive and give you back the originals. By donating items to us you will be playing your part in helping to preserve local history for future generations. You can drop items into us in Friary Street, or call us on (058) 45960 to discuss any items you are thinking of donating. WOMEN WRITERS OF THE BIG HOUSE MARIA EDGEWORTH A celebration of the 250th anniversary of her birth will take place on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 from 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. in Dromana House and Gardens. PROGRAMME: Prof Claire Connolly (UCC): ‘Three around Edgeworthstown’ Dr. Eibhear Walshe (UCC):

‘Bringing down the house: Castle Rackrent and the Big House Novel’ Lunch ‘Maria in Mind’ One-woman show starring Carmel O’Leary and directed by Johnny Hanrahan. Booking Essential;; Tel: 086-8186305. €70 p.p. or €125 for 2 including morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea. VISITING THE MUSEUM We welcome visits from schools, community groups, and local history societies. Please contact us at (058) 45960 to arrange a visit. Let us know if you are interested in a particular subject and we will focus on that during the visit. OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. 5.00 p.m. Admission is free. CONTACT DETAILS Tel: (058) 45960 Email: Website: Facebook: waterford county museum Twitter: @waterfordmuseum

Cruinniú na nÓg National Day of Creativity for Children at Waterford County Museum ON Saturday, 23rd June, 2018 the museum participated in the Cruinniú na nÓg national day of creativity for children. Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the day and a big thank you to all those who participated. A lot of organisation went into this event and our thanks to museum committee member Mary Giblin and to our two local artists Kaylee Regan and Tony Hayes for hosting this event.

A sample of the creative process in action.

FIRST WORLD WAR WATERFORD CASUALTY LIST FOR WEEK ENDING 4th JULY, 2018 Surfer Sam is ready for the waves in Kill!

Surname Hartley Whelan

First Name Nicholas Maurice


Service No. Rank Bo’sun 80425 Driver

Service Merc.Marine Army

Unit s.s.Queen R.H.A.63Bde

Where Born Waterford Waterford

Death Category At Sea Died

Date of Death 6/28/18 7/4/18


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All-Ireland Plaque Unveiled in Ardmore

ARDMORE ARDMORE TIDY TOWNS ALL IRELAND PLAQUE UNVEILED There was a good attendance for the lovely little ceremony to unveil the memorial plaque commemorating the fabulous All Ireland victory of the Ardmore Junior Hurling team. Tidy Towns Chairman, Bill Ramsell opened proceedings by congratulating Cumann Déugláin Naofa on their wonderful journey through Waterford, Munster and All-Ireland Championships during which they captured the support of the entire county. In addition he thanked the club and all their members for the huge support they give to Ardmore Tidy Towns and by erecting this plaque Tidy Towns was giving something back. Club Chairman, Noel Conway replied and thanked Ardmore Tidy Towns for their lovely gesture in setting the plaque in stone beside the Tidy Towns All Ireland plaque of 1992. Team captain, Declan Prendergast, flanked by Team manager, Cllr. Tom Cronin, did the honours and unveiled the plaque and he also thanked the Tidy Towns for the honour. THE FOOTPATH AT LAST Our local councillor, Tom Cronin, had great news for us all at the weekend when he announced that funds have been allocated to provide a footpath from the village to Ardmore GAA field. Ardmore Tidy Towns have had this on their list of requests for Waterford County Council for years and every year we kept asking and asking and finally we’ve been heard. Hopefully, the work on it will commence after the summer season. Well done. In fairness to Councillor Cronin he has delivered ‘in spades’ for the village. In recent years we’ve seen The new Sewage Treatment Plant; The Playground repaired and upgraded;The Storm

Wall repaired, a new Footpath laid along the storm wall and new seats there as well; New lights installed in a few locations around the village; huge expenditure at the Boat Cove and The Pier; A new Railing from St. Declan’s Stone to the Boat Cove; new Tarmac on the Village streets after the Sewage Scheme; ticking all the boxes necessary to achieve Blue Flag status etc etc. And through all this brilliant and speedy repairs have been carried out after all the bad storms. Of course we understand everything can’t be granted at once, but it keeps coming which is great. Our next big request now is Coastal Erosion protection from The Car Park to Curragh. WATER HARVEST Water is the ‘talk of the country’ at the moment as we bask in glorious sunshine but badly need water everywhere. Countries all over Europe have heat like this every year but the don’t experience the water shortage like we do. Of all of them we should have more water because we have more rainfall, rivers and lakes than the rest. Difference is, they’ve been paying for their water for generations now and all their systems are in good shape. Our water systems are in disarray with pipes and pumbs way beyond their use by date and Irish Water don’t have the funds to replace them. I don’t hear any squeak from the ‘we won’t pay’ brigade lately. When I was a boy virtually every house had a barrel under a down pipe behind the house and often another one or two around out houses. And that water was used for watering animals and plants etc when necessary but more often it was used for washing potatoes, veg etc. During the winter just gone by Ardmore Tidy Towns did a survey on waste management in the

home. We surveyed 48 houses, 11 (23%) of which had water butts. Of the remaining 37 five (14%) said they would consider using water butts and all but one (97%) said they would not contribute to the purchase of a water butt. I wonder would that response be different now. SAVING WATER A few very simple steps each of can do to save our water consumption: Don’t let taps run. Use the dregs of the tea pot to water indoor & outdoor plants – it actually acts as a fertiliser; Use half used water bottles, glasses etc for the same purpose; Strain potatoes, veg etc into a bucket and use this in the garden too when cooled. POKER AT THE ROUND TOWER HOTEL Jason Lenane upset the odds at The Round Tower Hotel Poker on Wednesday night when he out foxed the big three, all of whom were in the final. James Bryan was second and league league leader Jerome Curran 3rd. Jerome Curran in 3rd place. Catherine Mansfield won the runners up game. Jerome now has 194 at the top with Redmond in 2nd with 164 and James on 135 and Catherine Mansfield on 126. Ger Cronin 114 and Fr. Lucey 113 probably have a chance of catching them. The count after that is a bit embarrassing, but there’s a long summer there yet! PATTERN POKER. Poker players please note that we will be having the Monster Poker Classic again on the Wednesday night during The Pattern Festival. This game will be strictly limited to 36 players and it will be on a ‘first come first served’ basis. So book your place now with Jason or Billy and be assured of your seat. It will be standard 5 card poker under the usual house rules and entry will be €15 each.

Top player on each table after approximately an hour qualifies for the final.There will be no ‘buy backs’ but a second game at €10 per head will be arranged for the 30 who do not qualify for the final. PROGRESSIVE 45 AT KEEVERS There was a three way tie at the top at Keevers last week between Peggy Keevers and Marie Stilwell, Willie Keane and Katie O’Brien and Catherine Scanlon and Michael Cronin. Best of the last five were Pat and Mary Prendergast and Jason Lenane and Liam Foley won the last game. DEIRDRE O’KANE Ardmore GAA Juvenile committee is holding a fundraiser in St. Declan’s hall Ardmore on Friday, July 6th and it's sure to be a great night out as Deirdre O'Kane returns to the village with her brand new show – A Line of O’Kane. Deirdre has really hit her stride this year.

Footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up. Don't miss Deirdre at her hilarious best in a straighttalking look at twelve frantic months in the life of this tangotripping, family-minding, tellymaking, house-moving, comedy dynamo. Tickets are available from Ardmore Post Office and the Round Tower Hotel, priced at €20 each, it's sure to be a sell-out so don't delay get your tickets today. For further info contact 087-3642318. ARDMORE PATTERN FESTIVAL NEWS We have had a busy few weeks and we are glad to say that the brochure is gone to the designer, so it will be shops very soon. Monster Bingo We have a monster BINGO taking place in Halla Deuglán, Ardmore on Wednesday, 4th July at 8.00 p.m. sharp. This is open to

everyone and we have some fantastic prizes for the raffle from some of the very generous businesses in the area. The Fureys Tickets are selling fast for the upcoming FUREYS concert, which takes place on Thursday, 26th July. This is part of The Fureys 40th Anniversary Tour and is guaranteed to be a great night. Tickets are €30 each and are available in Ardmore & Grange Post Offices, from or from 087-6592573. The 2 Johnnies The 2 Johnnies will play in Halla Deuglán on Monday, 23rd July at 8.00 p.m. in a strictly over 16s show.They released their new single “Summer Tune” last week and went straight to number 2 on iTunes. Limited tickets at €15 still available from Ardmore & Grange Post Offices, from or from 087-6592573.



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BALLYSAGGART ANNUAL GRAVE YARD MASS This year’s Mass will take place on Friday evening, July 6th at 7.30 p.m. in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ballysaggart. We will be honored as the most Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore is celebrating the Mass. Any extra help that can be given to make the Graveyard look as good as possible would be very much appreciated. BALLYSAGGART LADIES CLUB Ballysaggart Ladies Club are going on their annual Summer outing on Saturday, July 21st.The bus will leave the village at 8.45 a.m. sharp. Our first stop will be

at The Park Hotel Dungarvan for some tea, coffee, fresh scones ect. Then it’s on to Waterford to the world famous Waterford Crystal Factory where we will get a guided tour, and then we can browse in their gift shop. After that we will have some time in the City to do more shopping or sight seeing. We then go to Tramore to the beautiful Japanese Gardens again we will get a guided tour around these beautiful Gardens, and after all that it's back to The Park Hotel in Dungarvan for our evening meal. The cost of this day out is €55pp. Anyone wishing to travel can give their names to any of the following officers Bridie Murphy 087-2809794, Maureen Fennessy

087-9558671, or Mary Glavin 087-7421345, before Wednesday, July 18th at the latest as numbers are required for the bus, tours, and meals. This trip is open to anyone members, non members and friends. COMMUNITY COUNCIL 45 CARDS RESULTS Dan Howard and Fionuala Hynes, Stephen Cunningham and John Mills, Pat O'Connor and Pat Kirby. Lucky Tables: Michael Fennessy and Dave Fennessy,Tess Hale and Nellie Devine, Kathleen Coleman and Eddie Sheehan. Tickets: Bill Leady, Pat Kirby, John Mills, Mike Fennessy and Ber Coughlan.

TOURANEENA It's A Child’s Life Preschool – From left to right: Ruth Crowley (Preschool), Tom Hickey (Barron Hall Sec.,), Michelle Clancy (Preschool). The “Preschool” teachers and parents kindly organised a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 23rd June, and presented the proceeds of same to the Barron Hall committee for refurbishment and running costs, gratefully appreciated. “It’s a Childs Life” is a wonderful name for a preschool, and as can be seen in the background a Bouncy Castle, lots of fun and energy and a party for the final preschool day for 2017/2018. It definitely is a “Child's Life”.

STRADBALLY BASKING IN SUNSHINE All week the beaches were thronged in Stradbally as the temperatures soared. As Stradbally Cove has deemed unsafe to swim due to water quality mid week the local families and visitors converged on Ballyvooney and Ballydwan Coves where water quality is deemed very good. Ballyvooney Cove has also become a focal point for kayaking. The colourful canoes dotted Ballyvooney bay coming and going at full tide and made quite a spectacle for onlookers and photographers, many has discovered this little cove for the first time and were quite impressed. LOCAL WEDDING Congratulations and best wishes to Katie O’Brien, Chapel Road, Stradbally on her marriage to Tommy Prendergast, Kilrossanty, Co. Waterford which took place on Friday, 29th June, 2018 at Holy Cross Church, Stradbally. CUL CAMP The local children look forward with great enthusiasm to the Sean Ahern Cul Camp which takes place at the Stradbally GAA Grounds on Monday, 2nd to Friday, 6th July, 2018. The Pre-School camp also goes ahead on Monday, 2nd July. It is open to 4 and 5 year olds and children can register on the first morning of the camp.The cost of the camp is €40 and each child will receive a Kellogg’s Cul Camp kit. Bookings are available on After a record year last year with capped numbers in camps be sure to book early to secure your place. FUNDRAISING CYCLE Stradbally GAA Club is running a 6 County 400km cycle which will take place on the weekend of September 14th, 15th and 16th. This cycle is in aid of the Stradbally GAA Pitch Development Fund and a percentage of the funds raised will go to the local charity. The group will leave Stradbally on Friday, 14th September and travel through Cork, Limerick, Kerry (cross the ferry in Tarbert) to Clare and then onto Tipperary before finishing back in Stradbally. For those wishing to take part you can contact Trevor Curran on 087 654 7600. TIDY TOWNS NEWS The Stradbally Tidy Towns Committee has begun knocking on doors selling the annual raffle tickets. Tickets are selling at €2 each or 3 for €5. With five attractive prizes the first being a €250 shopping voucher sponsored by Garvey’s SuperValu, Dungarvan; a shopping voucher valued €100 sponsored by Ann Cunningham XL Store in Stradbally; €100 cash prize sponsored by Adrian Power, Forge Auto Services, Stradbally; €100 cash prize sponsored by Whelan’s Bar, Stradbally and €100 cash prize sponsored

by the Cove Bar in Stradbally.We look forward to your support. SOCCER NEWS There was no jackpot winners in the club Lotto draw held recently. The numbers drawn were: 6, 8, 20, 23. The €25 winners were Paddy Morrissey, Fitzgerald family and Linda Phelan. The Promoter’s prizewinner was Mary Sheehan. The next draw will take place in Whelan’s Bar on Sunday night with a jackpot prize on offer of €2,000. Thanks to all who continue to support our Lotto. BARRON HALL VINTAGE TEA & BOOK JAMBOREE What's better than a cuppa with a book? Homemade cake and sandwiches and a chance to talk to Real Live Authors! It's all happening at the Barron Hall on Saturday, 28th July at our Vintage Tea and Book Jamboree between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. As well as afternoon tea, there'll be new and secondhand books, a raffle, cake stall and a new feature “Author on The Box”, where are intrepid reporter will be interviewing Local Authors our TV about their latest offering! So if you're having a clear out and would like a stall, or fancy the chance to tell everyone about your book, ring Nicola on 0877160700 to book a table. ADVICE CLINIC Cllr. Ray Murphy will hold an “Advice Clinic” in the Barron Hall on Saturday morning, 7th July at 12.15 p.m., first Saturday every month and no appointment necessary.

PGA TOUR Well done to Sliabh gCua’s Seamus Power on his fabulous achievement in tough weather conditions last week in the Quicken Loans National at the Potomac Golf Club in Maryland, just outside Washington DC. Temperatures on Friday reached 90 degrees with 90% humidity. Seamus shot rounds of 66 – 7072 and 72 on the par 70 course which was the 4th toughest course to par on the PGA Tour in 2017. Seamus picked up 6 Fed Ex Cup points bringing his total this year to 312 and he is currently placed 122 on the rankings. The top 125 at the end of the season will earn full playing rights on the Tour for next season. Seamus needs about another 70 points to remain inside the 125 and has 6 more tournaments left to earn these points – so fingers crossed!!. Next week Seamus will compete in the Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The purse is $7,300,000 with the winner picking up $1,300,000. We wish all the best to Seamus for next week. DEISE DRAW Unfortunately the club didn’t have any winner in the June Déise Draw. Congratulations to Brendan Tobin, Stradbally, on

winning the top prize of €12,500 and to Tom Power Jnr, Kilgobinet, on his second placed win of €3,000.The July draw will be held at Kilmacthomas G.A.A. grounds. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Congratulations to Tom Foley, Kilcooney, who celebrated his 85th birthday recently. Best wishes to Tom for many more years of health and happiness. WEDDING BELLS Congratulations to Lorraine McCarthy, daughter of Laurence and Rose McCarthy, Skeheens and Thomas New Burtonboy, son of Margaret and Philipe New Burtonboy,Vermont, U.S.A. on their recent wedding. Their marriage ceremony was followed by a wonderful reception in Faithlegg House, Waterford. We wish Lorraine and Thomas many years of wedded bliss. SUMMER CAMP There will be a Summer Camp held at the Modeligo Community Sports Field from the 9th to the 13th July. The camp is open to girls and boys aged 5-14 years. Application forms are available from Michael Power 087-2892116. The camps will run from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. daily and will include sports, skills and many fun activities. All are welcome.

Photograph of a sunset on Monday, 25th June last, in Tallow.

SLIABH gCUA LOTTO Once again no winner of either jackpot. The numbers drawn for the €3,000 jackpot were 2, 18 and 25. The numbers drawn for the €1,100 jackpot were 11,14,20.The 5 x €20 winners were 1) Mairead O’Mara, 2) Tom Foley, 3) Bridget Murray, 4) Tom Foley, 5) Martin Ware. The promoter’s prize of €20 was won by Marion Cliffe. Next draw is in Hanrahan’s Bar, Ballinamult, on Sunday night 8th July. LOYALTIES DIVIDE Waterford GAA's official retail partner Intersport Elverys have launched a new GAA campaign #LoyaltiesDivide. To celebrate, they are giving you the chance to win a County jersey for you and a friend. For a chance to win, simply tag a mate from a rival county! SCRAP COLLECTION A big thank you to everyone that donated scrap metal to the recent Sliabh gCua/St. Mary’s collection. Thank you also to everyone who helped out over the weekend. COMMUNITY CENTRE The recent renovations have made a big improvement to the community centre grounds. Thanks to Tom, Pat and all the committee members for their hard work.

[David O'Flynn]

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By Donal Buckley

In All Fairness

SAUDI Arabia have legalised a woman's right to drive a motor vehicle. Not only that, but, she can drive on her own, in daylight. The Saudi women are celebrating by driving to the shops, bringing the kids to school in the car and commuting to work. Such anarchic behaviour. Of course this rebellious sisterhood can't leave the country without the express permission of a male relative. They are also expected to wear the full hijab, with NO embellishments or decoration of any kind. They cannot be in the presence of a male without a male relative as chaperone. More bizarrely, Saudi Arabian women aren't allowed to try on clothes while shopping, because the thought of a woman getting undressed behind a locked door might be too much excitement for an Arab man. Neither can women go in to a cemetery to mourn a relative (Well, not all the deceased are related to her). Women's fashion magazines must be censored, by men, just in case the ladies got notions about makeup, jewellery, hairstyles and a Braillian (its like a Brazillian but the barber has to be blind). Discussions are ongoing whether the fairer sex (sorry, gender) should be allowed attend the cinema or sporting events.We wouldn't want them girls getting all excited over a load of hairy legged Mustapha's now would we? Before you know it, them women will be having ideas about taking up political office and having opinions. Where will it all end? We know where it will end. There'll be a whole population of Arab women wanting to become religious leaders, like our own Josepha Madigan. Imam Yasmin and Ayatullah Aisha may sound good, even lyrical, but is it the natural way of things? Is it believable? Would anyone put their faith in a woman? When did this condition of inequality begin? Who decided that there should be an incremental ranking system for people? Was there a conscious decision somewhere in history to segregate and exclude certain people from certain activities and certain positions? Blacks, Asians, women, the young, the old, indigenous people, the socially awkward, the physically challenged or the just plain different,are all expected to bow at the altar of the upwardly mobile white Anglo-Saxon heterosexual male. Was it more expedient to trample on rights for the sake of power, glory or wealth? Was it religion or politics that required paranoia and suspicion to eliminate competition? Or were they just the tools to achieve self righteous superiority. Why is there a need to fight for basic human rights? Isn't equality something we are all born with. Its not good enough anymore to appoint or elect someone because they have charisma.Too often money, 'connections' and razzmatazz outweigh qualifications and ability. Being born into a political dynasty or royal family shouldn't automatically open doors in to a guilt free and irresponsible world. To paraphrase the Evening Herald headline,"Jesus, Mary and Josepha", what is the problem? Why are the church so afraid of women? Why shouldn't they be priests or bishops? Why can't indigenous people be involved in the politics of the country of their ancestors? Why shouldn't those with handicaps be writers, artists or even dancers, if they so wish? Talent and aptitude should be the qualities needed for any job and not, "Ah sure, he's one of the lads, he'll pick it up" Admittedly, these situations are not as prevalent as they once were, but, complacency created these inequalities in the first place. So the fight must continue, even though the time and energy could be better used elsewhere.What an absolute waste. Ballinameela Creatives love the train. John F.Kennedy said, “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity”.

FINISK VALLEY AC Any children in our community who are interested in running, jumping or throwing and would like to get involved in athletics, call down to Ballinameela Community pitch / hall, training times are Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., Minimum age limit is 5 years old (Child needs to be School going). Full programme of events can be obtained at our training session. LADIES INDOOR SOCCER Ladies indoor soccer on every Tuesday night at 7.00 p.m. in the Community Centre. Contact Noirin Kelly on (086) 8362695 if interested. BADMINTON If you fancy a sociable game of

badminton come along to Ballinameela Community Centre on Tuesday nights from 8.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Contact Mairead on 087-7681975 if interested. COMMUNITY ALERT There is a Community Alert text system in place - text your name and mobile number to this number: 087-3538347. It works in two ways. Firstly a message regarding any suspicious activity is sent to your phone so you can be on the lookout. Secondly you can send details of suspicious activity to this number where it will be re-sent around to the community and to the Gardai who treat it as serious and act immediately. Follow on facebook - BOOKING THE HALL If you would like to start your own indoor soccer game for the winter or other activity you can book the hall through our booking officer Alison Curran on 087-8289147. The centre is also a great place for kids parties etc and can be rented for €30. Anyone renting the hall, please pay the person who opens up the hall for you and please take away your own rubbish. If you are borrowing anything from the hall, contact Alison Curran also. Calire Tobin is responsible for the month of July for opening and closing the Community Centre and can be contacted on (087) 6808287.

LOTTO RESULTS 2/7/2018 – Numbers drawn were 23, 26 and 30.There was no Jackpot winner. €20 winners were Kay Buckley, Ballintaylor; William Buckley, Cappagh; Colin Hamill,Villierstown; Ena O’Shea, Ballinacourty; Laura Dee, Ballymacmague. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,750 and the draw will take place in Maureens Bar. NOTES FOR INCLUSION If you have something you would like included in the Ballinameela notes you can email Brigid Byrne on or phone 0879194287. You can also Follow and like us on our Facebook Page Ballinameela Community Centre.

VILLIERSTOWN JACK THE JOKER Last week’s winners were Prince, Beston and Bella Carlton and won €50. Oh … what doggie treats will be bought … Congratulations. Next week’s jackpot is €1,300. Tickets are available locally. VBC VBC are hosting a Water Safety Awareness Day for all, next Sunday, 8th July, at Villierstown Quay. The RNLI with their community safety officer will visit between 12:00 – 3:00 to give information on water safety on the river and its relevance in this very hot weather. A great day out for all the family. Do come down and join in, all welcome. VILLIERSTOWN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP Yes, at last, it’s that time of year again. The annual Outdoor Adventure Camps dates have been finalised.

August – 13th-15th age: 8-11. August – 16th-17th age 12-15. Contact – 089-2538699. WOMEN’S RURAL ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK (WREN) This programme supports female entrepreneurship and is actively recruiting women interested in establishing a new business.Well worth a look at … ST. DECLAN’S WELL MASS The annual St. Declan’s Well Mass will be celebrated at Toor, on Thursday, 26th July. FUN JULY DATES July is national Ice-cream month. July 6th – International Kissing Day. July 10th – Teddy Bear Picnic Day. DROMANA HOUSE & GARDENS Sunday, July 15th, 2018, 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., Women Writers of The Big House: Maria Edgeworth. A celebration of the 250th

The Quay, Dungarvan photographed on a beautiful Summers evening (June 29th).

anniversary of her birth. Booking Essential; email: or Tel: 086 8186305. STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND (SUSI) SUSI is now open for applications and is a quick and easy way to applying for your student grant – AN ADULT TEASER FOR THIS WEEK Name the movie from this cryptic clue … “Hurricane scores 100%.” NEWS FOR INCLUSION This is a community notice page and we need your help to keep it topical and of interest locally. If you have any photos, announcements, stories you would like included in the notes, please contact – TEASER ANSWER Perfect Storm.

[Mary Glavin]



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Parish of Lismore and Ballysaggart

Standing in front of the stone plinth built to hold the new wood sculpture for Lismore's Millennium Park are the members of the Lismore outdoor staff Waterford City & County Council who built the plinth and carried out the necessary ground works. From left Mary O'Brien Lismore Tidy Towns, Sonny McNamara Waterford City and County Council, George Hennessy LTT, Joe Barry WCCC, Gareth Quirke WCCC, John Troy WCCC, Willie Henry LTT, Liam Ahearne LTT, Joan Ahearne LTT and Michael McBride LTT.

LISMORE Lismore Tidy Towns EVEN with the intense heat of the past week, the work team got out on Monday evening and Wednesday morning last. All of the Grotto area at West Street was weeded and swept plus the weeding of the new flower beds at the New Way and the pointed part of the Triangle. On Wednesday morning all of the footpaths in the Millenium Park were swept and the team also swept outside the footpath kerbing from West Street to the Castle Lodge on Main Street. We found that the debris collected was mainly cigarette butts which ties in with the results of a recent nationwide survey. The exterior footpaths of business premises where people are allowed to smoke should be swept every day and the co-operation of all businesses is needed in regard to the above. It is acknowledged that there are some businesses who do sweep up outside their properties on a daily basis and thanks to them for doing this.

Our two CE workers Jim and Gordon did a lot of painting in the past week with the entrance gate to their base done and nearly all of the ESB junction boxes all around the town as well as the washing of all of the town's litter bins. It was interesting to read in the national newspapers at the weekend that Minister for Transport Shane Ross’ plan to have no petrol or diesel cars on Irish roads by 2030 has hit a significant bump due to the ending of an EU payment of €25 million to ESB Networks to develop a nationwide network of public charge points. Electric vehicles are seen as a key opportunity to ensure that Ireland is not hit with massive fines over its failure to live up to climate change obligations. Lismore does not have a public charger, something that Lismore Tidy Towns tried to address in 2016 but were informed by ESB Networks that the town would be put on a list for installation in

the future? Thanks to all of the local Lismore outdoor staff Waterford City and County Council for all of the great work done in the Millennium Park Lismore in preparation for the installation of the new wood sculpture which we thought would be ready this week but it won't now be here until sometime next week. Joe Barry staff member who retired on Friday is thanked for all of his work in the town and all involved with Lismore Tidy Towns wish Joe well in his retirement. ECO TIP OF THE WEEK Continuing tips as to why growing your own food is good • because you will make new friends and connect with your neighbours when you share your vegetable gluts • because having a deeper understanding of growing even a little gives a better appreciation of the time and effort that goes into

producing wholesome nourishing food. Hence you will be less likely to complain about the price of real food again!! • because you get a real feelgood factor. “Growing your own” produces a wonderful sense of pride and satisfaction at each new achievement. It may also spark new interests in nutrition, botany AND landscaping. NEW WOOD SCULPTURE The new wood sculpture for the Millennium Park will be installed on Thursday, 12th July and will be unveiled that afternoon. The exact time of the unveiling has yet to be decided so check notice boards in local businesses next week for information re the time and the Tidy Towns website This is an open invitation to all living in Lismore to come and see the new wood carving by John Hayes who carved the Viking Sword which is on open display near Reginald's Tower in Waterford City.

THE chance of another coming to your aid should you collapse in a crowded street is very slim. Should you collapse in a place where few people pass there is a very good chance of someone coming to your aid. Where there are many people who all see a need can impersonally pass by with the mind that someone else will be a helping hand. That growing individualism and self containment is not necessarily a good place to be. All in our community who give voluntarily of their time and expertise reveal the face of God to all who are tuned into the sense of the sacred in the ordinary. The life of our Parish depends so heavily on the voluntary spirit and goodness in the hearts of many. From a secretarial aspect of Parish life other work has been completed when operating costs are kept to a minimum. I like to think of day to day Parish life is where people render many big and small services in love towards each other. Each act of kindness done in faith and love is a proclamation of the joy of the Gospel. When the Spirit of God is one with our Spirit we will want to reach out to others even at an

inconvenience to ourselves. If we allow Jesus be present to us that hopeless drunk on the side walk is more than an embarrassment to us if we walk indifferently by. Maybe all we can offer is a sincere greeting and an eye contact. What loneliness may be in the hearts of those on the edge. We will travel in the storm tossed boat.We will be afraid.We will feel our efforts are no good. We will call on Jesus. Jesus comes in so many guises to our great need. It is a gift of wisdom to be able to name our needs in personal prayer to Jesus. When we act justly in faith the Lord will be with us. We can leave outcomes to Jesus.This is not easy as we see so many of our family members walk away from Jesus Christ. It truly broke the heart of St. Paul. It will break our hearts to. MASS TIMETABLE Weekday Mass at 10.00 a.m. Saturday, 7th July - Vigil Mass in Lismore at 6.15 p.m. Sunday, 8th July - Morning Mass in Ballysaggart at 9.30 a.m. Sunday Mass in Lismore at 11.00 a.m. PRO(E) Pastoral Council Parish Radio Link 103.9FM

Lismore/Ballysaggart Pastoral Council JUST a reminder that the bus for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, August 26th is filling up fast. Anyone wanting to avail of this transport to the event are asked to give their names along with a deposit of €10 to the following people: Michael McBride, Martina O’Keeffe, Tom O’Grady or James Bennett as soon as possible.

Lismore Heritage Centre S.T.E.M. Workshop

David Lee from Dungarvan and Dr. William Eaton from Georgia Southern University pictured at the Lismore Heritage Centre for the Robert Boyle Summer School. [David Clynch Photography]

We are delighted to announce a S.T.E.M. Workshop will take place on Wednesday, 11th July. “Physics in the Forest” takes place at the Ballysaggartmore Towers. We will roll, spin, float and fly using the natural woodland setting. Physics that are so much fun, they won’t realise they are learning! This workshop is suitable for children aged 6-12 years. It costs just €10 and takes place from

10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. For information and bookings, call us on 076-1102157 or e-mail r l e d d y @ l i s m o re h e r i t a g e. i e Spaces are limited so book now.

Theo Wilson from Lismore enjoying the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library during Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]


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Stunning Cappoquin!

Phone (058) 52746, Facebook is Cappoquin Community Centre and email COMMUNITY CENTRE LOTTO JACKPOT HITS €7,400 Lotto draw 2nd July, 2018 Jackpot €7,300. Numbers drawn were 4, 20, 27 and 29. No Winner. Consolation Prize winners: Mary McGrath Boherboyrea; Jane Prendergast, 71 Spring Meadows, Dungarvan; Elaine Singleton, Affane; Alex O’Donovan, c/o Marian Looby, Kilbree; Nellie Dalton, Shanbally. Next week’s draw is on the 9th of July 2018, with a jackpot of €7,400. Remember anyone looking to buy our lotto tickets, call to any of the local shops in Cappoquin, the Community Centre, Miriam Coughlan or Carmel Prendergast will look after you. If you wish you can also buy the popular annual tickets, if you’re not in you can’t win! GYM Opening Hours Monday-Friday 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Membership €200 per year, €60 for 3 Months, €25 per Month, €5 per casual, OAP/ Unemployed €3 per session. Top of the range equipment - cardio equipment, we provide a wide range of the lasted cardiovascular equipment, from cross trainers to rowing machines to help maximize your fitness. Resistance equipment - These states of the art machines provide resistance against a certain movement, isolating the targeted muscle group. They operate using weight stacks, allowing total control of your work out. Up to 37.5 Kg Dumbbells, loaded machines including chest press, shoulder press, seated row; pull down, leg press, stack squat and new addition cable machine with large selection of handles and attachments including cable crossover (chest), single standing exercises and duel action pulleys. Also, selection of racks including Olympic flat bar, incline and decline bench press and smith machine and adjustable benches. We have large selection of loose weights plates ranging from1.25kg to 20kg.


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO One from the archives of the late, great Terry Crotty this week. The scene comes from the late 19th or very early 20th century and shows Lower Main Street full with carts and trailers. It is likely to have been a Fair or Market Day in Cappoquin, although it is also possible that some of the carts here were carrying pigs to the bacon factory, which had opened in 1907. Assuming that this is a picture of a market day in Cappoquin, it is a nice reminder also of the great traditions of the town at that time. It was absolutely normal for hundreds of farmers to bring their produce to town and sell them on such an occasion. The original Market House, at the Square, was built in the 1620s in order to administer the market days even then, and continued in that function into the 20th century. You had to go to the ‘office’ on the ground floor to pay the fees for having a stall at the market, and the courthouse where any unruly behaviour was dealt with, was directly

The Butterfly and Bee Corner in Mill Park.

Pat and her grandson Adrian Barry with Nathan Carter. Functional Area, a dedicated area aimed to help improve fundamental strength, acceleration and endurance using the following equipment, Kettle bells, Swiss balls power bags, medicine balls dumb bells and suspension training. Physical Trainers - Connor Prendergast (087-1247025) fully trained in strength and conditioning training (LIT Certified). Claire Egan (087-9713895) Health and fitness Degree from UL. Both our gym trainers will help clients reach their goals with are expert knowledge, they will encourage you to work to the best of your ability whatever your level. These trainers will focus your fitness and training regime to work to your schedule, abilities, interests and life style, both can be contacted at any time to get you started in your new life style challenge.

WEEKLY EVENTS IN HALL Monday - Ladies Exercise Classes with Paul Murray 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Active Retirement 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., Affane Bridge 7.30 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Thursday morning Ladies Exercises with Paul Murray 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., Community Soccer 8.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Friday Gymnastics 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. MARY BUTLER TD Mrs. Mary Butler TD Fianna Fail will hold a Clinic on the first Saturday of every month at 12.30 p.m. in the Community Centre. All are welcome. WATERFORD WEXFORD ETB Just a reminder anyone interested in doing a wide range of courses contact Aoife Fitzgerald 058-52570 First Floor of the Community Centre.

upstairs in the same building. Elsewhere in Cappoquin, there were sheep dipping sites – one dip, using a portable tank, was located in the yard of Walsh’s Hotel and was manned by the County Council. There was another dip at the top of Castle Street, where the ‘pound’ for stray animals stood at the top of the street as well. There was also a sheep dip, stone lined, behind one of the first houses in Mass Lane, where it can still be found today. In the 19th century and again during World War I, the demand for meat abroad led to significant trade by ship to and from Cappoquin.We exported meat to Britain during World War I in large quantities, while in reverse, it is known that a refrigerated shipping company had its own depot at Twigbog in Cappoquin, housing

low-cost frozen meat from Australia and New Zealand which was then sent around the country from Cappoquin, especially before World War I. Obviously, the trade in animals was inextricably linked to the growth of local industries like the bacon factory, and poultry processing. You also had a number of butchers operating in the town. The co-op butcher up to the 1960s, Tommy Whelan, used to slaughter the animals in a building on the present co-op site. Scanlons had a butcher’s shop in Main Street, where O&A Hairdressers now are, but their slaughter house was in Castle Street, in the premises where Brunnocks had operated a similar business before that. Currans Butchers on Mill Street had a slaughter house behind the premises too.

The Rock garden.

Fishing boat full of flowers at The Rock garden.

Some of the Cappoquin Tidy Towns volunteers out and about recently, working hard and adding the finishing touches before Adjudication day. Betty Kelleher with Cher Obrsha at the fishing boat feature outside Mill Park.



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KNOCKANORE KGK COMMUNITY COUNCIL Check us out on our Facebook pages (Knockanore Area KGK Community Council) and (Knockanore Heritage and History).

Children at Cookery Camp.

TALLOW WITH the continuing good weather, the town is now looking splendid with an abundance of flowers in full colour on every window sill. Likewise, the area at the bridge surrounding the statue of the famous Ned Power is in full bloom. This is thanks to the fantastic group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the past few months, planting and preparing the beds for the summer colour. We would encourage everyone to look after their own area in the town, this helps to make the job of the volunteers who go out picking up papers a little bit easier. Keep up the good work everyone, the town is looking fabulous. The Alms houses on the Youghal road are currently under construction and what an amazing job the builders are doing. They are progressing apace, with completion hopefully in midSeptember. It is wonderful to see this beautiful structure being restored to its former glory. TALLOW COMMUNITY CENTRE Social Dancing – The next social dance will take place in Tallow Community Centre on Friday, July 6th with the band Checkers in action. If you haven’t yet come to one of the social dances, come along and enjoy a night of music and dance, make new friends and enjoy a very welcome cuppa at the break. Bingo – Continues each Sunday night at 8.30 p.m., following the jackpot being won the new jackpot is now standing

Tommy and Jacqui Wilson from Tallow pictured at the Gymboree Dance Workshop at Tallow Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

The Alms houses under construction. at €850. TALLOW ENTERPRISE CENTRE The first Cookery Camp is well under way with the children thoroughly enjoying the recipes Helen and Marilyn are cooking with them. There was never a pot of soup and scones eaten so quickly on Monday!! With some children sampling some ingredients for the first time. Great fun being had by all.

Ella Fuller from Tallow enjoying the Creative Play and Sensory Art at Lismore Library during Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

ONE TO ONE AND LAPTOP/TABLET ASSISTANCE Now is the time to think about getting a new device for the classes in September. If you need help setting up your new device, laptop, tablet, IPad of phone, give us a call we will be glad to help. One to One tuition is available throughout the Summer, at a time to suit you. Just call in advance to set up a session.

Hannah Lonergan from Curraglass pictured at the Creative Play and Sensory Art at Lismore Library for Cruinniu na nOg. [David Clynch Photography]

KNOCKANORE FETE 2018 The sun shone and everyone enjoyed themselves as the annual Sunday Fete in JFK Community Park got under way, at the end of a very busy 4 day festival. More details next week. See photos below.

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MODELIGO Dungarvan Tidy Towns LOTTO RESULTS 30th JUNE 2018 Numbers drawn were 16, 17 and 18. No Winner. €25 winners were Nora Fitzgerald, Carol Walsh, Noel Nugent Clashmore and McGraths, Clash. Lotto tickets can be got from any Community Centre member. Next week’s Jackpot €700. MODELIGO SUMMER CAMP 2018 The Parish of Modeligo will again host a Summer Camp this coming July in Modeligo Community Field. The camp will run for five days, from Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th, starting at 10.00 a.m. and ending at 2.00 p.m. daily (except on the final day, when the camp will end at 1.00 p.m.). The camp is open to children who are already school-going, (i.e: Just finished Junior Infants) boys and girls, up to a maximum age of 14. Activities will be based on the training and development of GAA skills, as well as other outdoor sports and games and kids will be supervised each day by appointed coaches. The main objective of the camp is to give local kids organised, fun activities while at the same time, promoting sport in our community. The fee for the week will be CONSIDERABLY LOWER than other Summer Camps, & the cost per family is as follows: 1st Child; €30 2nd Child; €30 3rd Child; €20 (Max. cost per family: €80) What will the kids need?

Kids attending the camp each day will need the following; • A packed lunch with drinks/juices… NO GLASS BOTTLES PLEASE ! • Football boots or runners • Football gloves (these are optional) • Hurleys & hurling helmet • On wet days, kids may need a change of clothes • Medication, such as inhalers if these are required, it is VITAL that parents ensure that their child carries them • A lift to and from the camp it is the parent/guardians responsibility to ensure that their child/children is delivered and collected on time from the camp each day. Children cannot be left unattended at the Community Centre If interested in enrolling your child please fill in an application form, which can be provided on request by contacting Micheál Power on 087-2892116 and return it as soon as possible to the return address listed. All details for enrolment will accompany the forms. This will be 9th Year of this Summer Camp, and it continues to give local kids a fun-filled week in their local area. NOTES Anyone wishing to include items in the Parish notes, please contact Monica before 8.00 p.m. on Mondays on 087-4112798 or email them to BOOKINGS Anyone looking to book the astro turf or hall please contact John Power on 087-283460.

GREAT community spirit last Wednesday evening as Dungarvan Tidy Towns and volunteers got together at St. Mary’s Church of Ireland to prepare for the Entente Florale judges visit on July 19th. It was all hands on deck, from weeding and painting to cutting back the long grass. Thank you to the ladies that made the tea for us. It was even nice to meet the people just popping in to see what was going on. Thank you to all. As there are only two weeks to go to Entente Florale competition, things are buzzing up around the town; The Entente Florale and European flags were put up in Walton Park and The Causeway, the poles and railings along the seafront have been stripped and repainted. The N25 roundabouts are being spruced up; new planters have been placed in Grattan Square along with hanging baskets and flower boxes on street poles. The Youghal Road flower beds are all receiving a refresh. The collective effort is really helping the town to look its best. A huge thank you to all involved in preparing for this event. This evening Tidy Towns Litter Pick Up will be in Lismore Avenue across from the hospital from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. all welcome.

Countdown to the World Meeting of Families . . .

Huge Crowds Gather at Mt. Melleray Abbey for the Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Fun Day THE majestic surrounds of Mt. Melleray Abbey bustled with activity on Sunday, June 26th as hundreds of families joined Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, Waterford and Lismore, for a Diocesan Fun Day. In his address, Bishop Phonsie spoke of the precious commodity we call ‘time’ and the importance of how we spend it. We get to know and honour God by giving Him our time. Likewise, we honour our families and loved ones, when we give them the greatest give of all – our time. He reminded us that in the challenges we face, we are not alone and encouraged us to make simple phrases such as ‘thanks be to God’, ‘God bless’, God help us’ part of our everyday vocabulary. Over 1,500 visitors, performers, storytellers, face painters and clergy delighted in the sun with picnics, games, music, dance and fun for all as the countdown to the World Meeting of Families and visit of Pope Francis begins. This free event, the first of its kind, was sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Waterford

& Lismore and kindly hosted by the monks of Mt. Melleray Abbey. It’s goal is to celebrate family life and to remind us of the importance of family in our lives. Students of Comeragh Comhaltas, St. Mary’s Choir in Clonmel, Cahir to Sing, the Nire Valley Voices & the Dungarvan Brass Band participated. The Holy Family Mission entertained the children with storytelling and drama throughout the day, including action songs prompting both young and young at heart to sing and dance. Kite making proved a popular activity, filling the clear blue sky over Mount Melleray with an array of colours and the enchanting sounds of young gleeful voices. Bouncy castles and obstacle courses added to their delight. Tours of the Abbey, conducted by Dom Richard Purcell, Abbot of Mt. Melleray, were a highlight of the day. Visitors were given a unique opportunity to tour the historic abbey and glimpse into the daily lives of the monks. All were

amazed by the vastness of the monastery and the pastoral beauty of the surrounding mountains and rolling landscape. A candle ritual, Lightfever, provided a unique spiritual experience for those

who wished to spend some quiet, reflective time in the abbey’s beautiful public chapel. Bright afternoon sunshine, bringing to life the beauty and detail of the stunning Harry Clarke stained glass windows,

casting their age old blessings. Visitors lingering on the lawns, fathers tossing a ball around with their children, mothers chatting to strangers or pausing for quiet moments of reflection, as the sun set over the

magnificent landscape and unique grey walls of Mount Melleray Abbey, all giving evidence to the wonder of the simple joys of sharing time with loved ones, making memories and bonds to last a lifetime.



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Blackwater Carriage Driving Club presents cheque to SOLAS.

BALLYDUFF UPPER THANK YOU! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the events during the Festival! Thank you also to everyone who volunteered their time in any way to help make the week what it was from bakers and sandwich makers, to people who helped set up, run and stayed to clean up after events. It is really appreciated. CONGRATULATIONS! Huge congratulations must be given to the winners from the events of the Festival. Starting with the 5K Run last Wednesday 27th June. The

first to cross the line was David Ryan from Clonmel on a time of 16:51. The first lady to cross the finish was Ballyduff ’s own Lucy O’Brien on a time of 23:46. Well done to all runners and walkers on what was a very hot afternoon. Turning attention to the Bingo night, congratulations all the winners of lines and full houses as well as our jackpot winner and raffle prize winners. Next is the Car Treasure Hunt and the winner was Elma Keane’s team with Louise McGuinness and com-

pany were runners-up. Questions and answers for the treasure hunt can be seen on the Gala Festival Facebook page. Later that night saw the Table Quiz with Sean Kennedy’s team coming out victorious. Congratulations folks and also to our raffle prize winners on the night. Lastly was the main raffle. The results are as follows: 1st prize 2 nights B&B plus an evening meal in any Flynn Group Hotel – Tommy Lawless. 2nd prize 1 night B&B plus evening meal in Silversprings Clayton Hotel – Paddy John Feeney. 3rd prize Community Council food hamper – Mary Ahern, Sheanbeg. 4th prize Flahavan’s Breakfast Hamper – Amy Heise. 5th prize Beauty Hamper – Ger O’Donovan Jnr. Blackwater Carriage Drive Club. You may remember that the Carriage Drive Club had their annual Carriage Drive in aid of Solas Cancer Support Centre in Dungarvan and Waterford at the start of May. Well they presented the cheque of over €5,000 made from the proceeds this week. The Blackwater Carriage Drive wish to thank Lismore Castle Estate for allowing them to use their land. Thank you also to the caterers

and stewards and all the subscribers on the day – it would not have been possible without you! BALLYDUFF/BALLYSAGGART MACRA The local Macra na Feirme will hold their AGM this Thursday in the Log Cabin at 8.30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome! See Ballyduff/Ballysaggart Macra notes for more details WALKING CLUB The next walk is Sunday, 15th July. Doon walk. Meeting at the Swallow Inn pub, Araglen at 1.00 p.m. Paddy John Feeney will lead this walk. Of course new members are always welcome. CONDOLENCES The community of Ballyduff wish to express deepest sympathies to the family of Patricia Coughlan formerly of Waterpark. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. NEWS FOR INCLUSION Thank you to all who contributed this week. To keep this notice page topical everyone’s help is needed. If you have any photos, announcements and stories you would like to be included, please contact Denise at, or 087-2273737 by Sunday night each week.

Ballyduff's Olympic Bronze Medallist Elaine Martin and Michael O’Rourke enjoying the Fancy Dress last Saturday.

ANNUAL MASS The annual Fisherman's Mass will take place in Boatstrand on Saturday, 7th July at 10.30 a.m. All are welcome. CHURCH CONCERT Thursday, 5th July is the night for the wonderful concert in Newtown Parish Church from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. The Chordially Yours Choir from Newfoundland Canada will perform and will be joined by some children from Newtown Primary School. Your support would be appreciated. ADVICE CLINIC Councillor Ray Murphy will hold an Advice Clinic in the Rainbow Community Hall at 11.30 a.m. next Saturday, July 7th and the first Saturday of each month. No appointment necessary. COMERAGHS WILD FESTIVAL The Comeraghs Wild Festival takes place from 12th to 15th July. Numerous events, including walks, talks, cycling, traditional music, story telling, poetry, film

and a spectacular Street Fete in Kilmacthomas on the Saturday from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. Something to suite everybody's taste, come and enjoy. LOTTO DRAW Kilmacthomas AFC lotto draw results for Saturday, 30th June, letters drawn H, N, V and Z. No jackpot winner. Five winners of €20 each to Mandy O'Connell, Kilmac; Ann Power, c/o Lenihans; Joe & Marie Sutton, Riverview, Kilmac; Pat McGrath, c/o Mosh's and John Crowley Ballydwan. Next week’s jackpot is €750, be in to win. WHIST Results for the Ballylaneen Whist Club for Monday, 25th June - Sheila Morrissey, Alice Walsh, Paddy O’Shea, Rosie Keane, Nicola Carroll, Breda Galvin, Kay Veale, Maura Lannon, Brigid Power, Stess Connolly and Eileen Power. Raffle winners Sheila Morrissey, Eileen Power, Kathleen Foran, Mary B. Bowdren, Kay Veale and Brigid Power.

KILROSSANTY WHIST RESULTS FROM THE HALL 22/06/2018 Mark Kirwan, Maureen Sullivan, Carrie Wilkins, Mary Flynn, Margaret Riordan, Biddy Keating, Ellis Wilkins, Mary O’Donnell. Raffle: Biddy Keating, Kay Veale, Carrie Wilkins, Anne Phelan. A vote of sympathy was expressed to the Coffey family, Cutteen and John Hobbs and family on their recent bereavements. Next Whist on 6th July at 8 o’clock. New members welcome. MARRIAGE Congratulations to Tommy Prendergast, Kealfoun and Kate O’Brien, Stradbally who were married last Friday in Stradbally followed by reception in

Garryvoe Hotel. We wish the happy couple many years of wedded bliss. BINGO Bingo was held last Friday night. The next Bingo will be held on 27th July at 8.30 p.m. in Crotty’s Inn. DEISE DRAW The club had one winner in the Deise Draw last Wednesday night. Pierce Whyte, Cutteen won €200. Next draw on in Kilmacthomas. Outstanding money please to be paid before next draw. ICA All going on the day trip on Wednesday meet at Lemybrien at 1.30 p.m. July Meeting will be held in the hall on Monday, 9th July at 8.00 p.m.

Just think of it! Winners of the Festival Table Quiz. Gnomeo and his Juliettes at the Festival Fancy Dress last Saturday evening.

Ballyduff Underage Boys for the Underage Tournament last Saturday morning.

Winner of the Car Treasure Hunt.

“THE important thing is to get Mass.” It that all there is to it? Just to be at Mass, is that giving God all the honour and loyalty that God is entitled to? If you went to an important hurling match, would you be satisfied just to be present in some part of the field while the match was on, waiting for the final few minutes when you can walk out saying “Oh yes, I was at the match.” Would you say to your friend as you walked out, “Thank God that’s over anyway”? We’re expected to get personally involved in what’s happening at Mass. The bread and the wine which are offered, dedicated to God at what is called the Offertory, they represent my life, me living my life in all its day-to-day details. I, in my place in the church, am expected to put my heart, my loyalty, my commitment to God, into that offering, so that the Mass becomes the giving of my life to God as a whole-hearted member of God’s adopted family. Thinking about that giving of myself, trying to be honest and sincere about it – that’s a good way to counteract being bored at Mass, especially if you remember that God will expect you to put it into practice when you walk out of the church. (One last word: about being bored? Try not to be bored, because you’ll look bored, and that gives the game away on you. And boredom is infectious: bored people are very boring!). Fr. Robert Arthure, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

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NOTAI NA GAELTACHTA FÓGRA POIST Tá post mar Oifigeach Pleanála Teanga á thairiscint ag Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise c.t.r. Duine fuinniúil cumasach a bhfuil taithí agus/nó cáilíochtaí oiriúnacha aici/aige i réimse oibre na pleanála teanga nó in ábhar gaolmhar atá á lorg. Is post ar chonradh trí bliana atá á thairiscint agus d’fhéadfadh go gcuirfí leis an tréimhse sin. Seoltar iarratas mar aon le Curriculum Vitae, roimh Dé hAoine 20 Iúil chuig: An Bainisteoir, Comhlucht Forbartha na nDéise c.t.r. An Rinn, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge. Teil: 058-46664 Ríomhphost: SNÁMH AG CEANN HEILBHIC - 22 IÚIL Beidh snámh ar mhaithe leis an mbád tarrthála i gCeann Heilbhic, Dé Domhnaigh 22 Iúil ag 1i.n. Lá iontach do theaghlaigh a bheidh ann agus tá fáilte roimh chách. Tuilleadh eolais: 086-8134597 / 087-1740141. The annual swim in aid of the Heilbhic Lifeboat on Sunday, 22nd of July at 1.00 p.m. It will be a great family day out and all are welcome. Further info: 086-8134597; 0871740141. DÁNLANN JOAN CLANCY Pippa Sweeney - Between a Rock & a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig, ar oscailt ó 27 Meitheamh 7 Iúil, 11.00 r.n. go 5.00 i.n. an deireadh seachtaine san áireamh ag Dánlann Joan Clancy, Maoil a’ Chóirne, An Rinn. Fón: 0868134597; Pippa Sweeney - Between a Rock & a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig, open from June 27th - July

7th, daily 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. including the weekend in Joan Clancy Gallery, Maoil a Chóirne, An Rinn. Fón: 086-8134597 SEIRBHÍS BUS I NGAELTACHT NA nDÉISE Tá seirbhís bus idir Aird Mhór agus Dún Garbhán ar fáil anois. Tá stadanna in An Sean Phobal, Heilbhic, Baile na nGall, ag Oifig an Phoist agus i Maoil ‘a Choirne. Seirbhís ceithre uair sa ló, Luan go Satharn atá ann. Tuilleadh eolas ar AN GHAELTACHT CLG TREALLAMH DARA LÁIMHE Tá An Ghaeltacht ag lorg treallamh CLG dara láimhe atá agat sa mbaile! Camáin, clogaid, buataisí, láimhíní srl. Is féidir linn an treallamh seo a úsáid sna scoileanna agus bheadh sé thar a bheith úsáideach. Labhair le coach do pháiste má tá aon rud agat. Is féidir treallamh a fhágaint leis na coaches ag Halla Pobail Na Rinne aon oíche Aoine. SPRAOI – GRÚPA SÚGARTHA NA RINNE Tiocfaidh Spraoi, Grúpa Súgartha do thuismitheoirí agus páistí, le chéile i Halla Pobail na Rinne ar an Aoine beag seo ón 10 r.n. go 12 i.n. Beidh comhrá deas agus cupán tae/caifé ar fáil. Tuilleadh eolais: tar i dteagmháil le Bríd: 087-7470428. GRÚPA SÚGARTHA I nDÚN GARBHÁN Beidh grúpa súgartha do leanaí agus tuismitheoirí ag teacht le chéile Dé Máirt i nDún Garbhán. Tá an grúpa lonnaithe i Leabharlann Dhún Garbhán gach Máirt ón 10.30 r.n. go

Dungarvan Cubs ANOTHER busy month for our cubs. On 7th June we had a trip to the Ballinacourty Lighthouse at Ballinard. We got a tour and the history of the Lighthouse and got some fab views from the top. Thanks to Irish Lights and the Kelleher and Morrissey families for accommodating us. The following week, June 14th we had a visit to the Dungarvan Garda Station. Aidan, Colin, Conor and Shane gave us the tour and all the info. We got to try on gear, go in the cells, sit in the cars and vans and try the riot shields! Thursday 21st was our last weekly meeting of this scouting year. As it was a great evening we got out the skis, and water tubes for a fun night of team relay games. This weekend we rounded off our year with our Annual Camp. Friday evening a group of twenty one cubs and seven leaders headed up to Melleray Scout Centre. Five tents – three Islandics and two Bell tents and the dining marquee were pitched. Cubs sorted their sleeping gear and we had supper of sausages in rolls. Lots of chats into the early hours and an early rise to start our Saturday’s day of activities. After breakfast we hiked up to the cross, where we had a small snack before heading back for lunch. After lunch we divided into three groups and headed off to do Archery, Crate stacking and zip line till four o’clock. A bit of free time then it was time to load up the water guns for our water fight which, with the heat of the day it was a very welcome cooling down! Dry up and change for dinner and at half ten we headed down to the campfire circle to join the other groups who were also staying for the weekend, for the camp fire.

Leader Gerry led the proceedings with all groups participating with songs. Up to bed with an earlier lights out with everyone asleep by 1.00 a.m. Sunday dawned another fabulous sunny day, after breakfast we struck camp, packed all our gear and before home time had our reflection on this cub year and annual camp. Awards and badges which the cubs earned throughout the year were presented to them all and this year we had a joint Cub of the Year, well done Eoghan O’B and Lachlan. Thanks to all the parents, businesses, local groups, county groups, WSC and members of the emergency services who have supported and facilitated trips by us throughout the year. We will be back ready to go again in September, have a great and safe summer!

Cian Ó Faoláin ag bailiiú an chéad duais sa comórtas ealaine do sheachtain na Gaeilge 2018 - thainig sé sa chéad áit sa chontae. Bhuaigh sé €500 do fhein agus €500 don scoil... maith thú Cian. 12 i.n. Beidh scéalaíocht, rannta, ealaíon agus cluichí. Tuilleadh eolais: téigh i dteagmháil le Cabríní 0834455914 nó cuir r-phost ag An Irish language playgroup will meet in Dungarvan Library from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Tuesday. Further information: contact Cabríní on 083-4455914 or email SCÉIM TÚS An bhfaigheann tú an Liúntas Cuardaitheora Poist? An bhfuil tú dífhostaithe agus ag iarraidh obair a dhéanamh ar tograí pobail? Bíonn deiseanna ar fáil faoin scéim TÚS do dhaoine dífhostaithe sa Rinn agus sa Sean Phobal. Más rud é go bhfuil tú faoi 25 bliain d’aois, tá buntáiste mór ar fáil. Déan teagmháil le cigire TÚS Cian O hAileasa ag 087-3770256 nó Bainisteoir Comhlacht Forbartha na nDéise, Críostóir Ó Faoláin ag 058-

46664 nó Are you on jobseekers allowance? Are you Unemployed and interested in working in Local Community Projects? Tús provides work opportunities for all unemployed people in the An Rinn/An Sean Phobal area. If you are less than 25 years of age there will be a major financial incentive for participating. Contact the Tús supervisor Cian O hAileasa at 0873770256 or the manager of Comhlacht Forbartha na nDeise, Críostóir Ó Faoláin 058-46664. CAIRDE NA GAELTACHTA Buaileann Cairde na Gaeltachta, Cumann Gníomhaíochta Lucht Scoir i nGaeltacht na nDéise, le chéile an céad Máirt den mhí ag 3 i.n. in Ionad Pobail na Rinne. Tá fáilte is fiche roimh cách. CUMANN NAOMH UINSEANN DE PÓL Má theastaíonn ó éinne teagmháil

a dhéanamh le Cumann Naomh Uinseann de Pól sa cheantar, is féidir teacht orthu ag 058-46125 nó 0851422902. The contact numbers for the An Rinn / An tSean Phobail branch of St Vincent de Paul are 058-46125 or 085-1422902. SCÉIM FOLÁIREAMH DO SHEANÓIRÍ Más maith leat cnaipe práinne agus siogairlín a fháil faoin Scéim Foláireamh do Sheanóirí, tar i dteagmháil linn – 058-46664, If you think you could benefit from a panic button and pendant under the Seniors Alert Scheme, contact us on 058-46664, SEIRBHÍS DOCHTÚRA Bíonn an Dr. Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú ar fáil i gcomhair coinne in Ionad Pobail na Rinne, Dé Máirt agus

Déardaoin ach é a chur in áirithe roimh ré. Déan teagmháil le Strandside Medical i gcomhair tuilleadh eolais, 058-41227. Dr Gráinne Ní Fhoghlú is available on appointment in the Health Centre in Ionad Pobail na Rinne on Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Strandside Medical for further information, 058-41227. MEÁIN SHÓISIALTA / TEAGMHÁIL / CONTACT Is féidir an nuacht is déanaí agus eolas faoi imeachtaí a bheidh ar siúl sa Rinn agus sa Seanphobal a fháil ar an leathanach Facebook atá ag an gComhlucht Forbartha agus táimid ar fáil ar Twitter anois chomh maith – @cfdeise. If anybody has events / news to be included in Nótaí na Gaeltachta, send them to or 05846664.



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Dungarvan Men’s Shed

VARIETY MUSIC NIGHT FUNDRAISER IN WOODHOUSE FOR MENS SHED Tickets were in big demand for our exciting Variety Music Night in the Walled Garden of Woodhouse Stradbally on Tuesday next, 10th July at 7.30 p.m. We are delighted with the support and at this stage we have sold enough tickets for a full house. We have organised a top class line up of musicians and singers including Cahir Mens Shed whose seven piece band will perform nostalgic pop and musical items from the 60’s to the 90’s which will bring back many pleasant memories. Many of the musicians and singers from Lyre Booley House will perform music, songs and recitations in a relaxed atmosphere in beautiful surrounds of the Walled Garden thanks to Jim and Sally Thompson. We are looking forward to hearing guest appearances from talented performers already declared such as Ellen Skehan, Liam Clancy, Geraldine Carroll and Roisin O’Shea; Pat Dalton, Busty Griffin, Pat Power of Dungarvan as well as a few surprise guests. Please note that the gates of Woodhouse will open at 6pm and the audience will be very welcome to take a walk and explore the beautiful woodland and gardens before the concert commences at 7.30 p.m.

SHED MEMBERS VISIT THE ARAS President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins hosted a Garden Party at Aras an Uachtarain last Friday, 29th June in glorious sunshine and we were there! On Arrival at the Aras, Councillor Pat Nugent former Mayor of Waterford City and County and seven members of the Shed were warmly welcomed to the Garden Party celebrating Sustainable Communities by Sabina Higgins. This is a huge honour for the Shed and we were extremely proud and excited to be selected to visit the Aras and to meet with the President for three hours.The President is patron of the Irish Mens Shed Association and this was another unforgettable experience for those of us lucky enough to enjoy the presence of our President when we toured the House, viewed the Formal Gardens and grounds of the Aras. Everywhere we walked we were surrounded by music being played by musicians representing our Irish heritage. We then moved to the Marquee where a large gathering of representatives of voluntary community organisations enjoyed superb refreshments while we listened to pleasant music performed by a choir and two bands with Master of Ceremonies Blaithnaid Ni Chofaigh. The President addressed the guests and afterwards we enjoyed dance music including songs from Joe Dolan and Tom Jones in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Later our Chairman, Oliver Whelan, presented the President with an inscribed bowl which was turned in the Shed from a piece of Yew because there are many fine specimens of Yew growing in the Gardens of the Aras.

Pictured with President Michael D. Higgins at the Aras Garden Party are Dick Clancy, Nicky Sheehan, Jack Nolan, Oliver Whelan, Chris Heaphy, Councillor Pat Nugent, Michael Cass and Joe O’Reilly. During his speech the President expressed his strong opinions which reflect our own thinking about changes in Irish Society, ethics, social fragmentation and responsible citizenship. His views are timely and important for those of us who care about our community and who are trying to make a difference in the community. The President’s Speech at a Garden Party to celebrate Sustainable Communities. Tá áthas orm féin agus ar Saidhbhín fáilte a fhearadh róimh go hÁras an Uachtaráin tráthnóna.Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh ag baint taitnimh as bhur gcuairt ar an teach agus na gairdíní. [Sabina and I are delighted to welcome you all to Áras an Uachtaráin this afternoon. I hope you are all enjoying your visit to the house and gardens]. The garden party season is a special time of the year here in the Áras. Sabina and I welcome this opportunity to meet members of communities and those activists who are building communities across Ireland. We are delighted to acknowledge their

work and to hear from them as we invite them to enjoy for a while the house and the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. The theme of today’s garden party is ‘Sustainable Communities’ and celebrates the many people who contribute so profoundly to the lives of their communities, creating and sustaining places of belonging, of care and of shared interests and experience. Creating societies that are ethical and inclusive is a task for all of our citizens, of all ages and circumstances. However, inclusive and ethical societies can only grow from communities that are ethical in their structure and practice; communities that work together, in solidarity, that recognise the needs of all their members including, in particular, those who are vulnerable and marginalized. It has become one of the great ironies of modern life that someone residing on the other side of the world is contactable by the click of a button, yet an increasing number of people no longer know their neighbours and the

people with whom they share a community. There can be no doubt that society has changed significantly in recent decades. Geographic mobility and enforced long commutes have become a way of life for much of our working population. A long hours culture has become the norm in many workplaces. Indeed the workplace has dissolved into the whole of life. Pressure on housing has seen many buyers obliged to move to areas far away from their places of employment, and the workplace travels with them. All across Ireland we have people who, through generations, have contributed to their communities. However, we have also seen the many small decisions, the short term thinking, that has added up across the years to the attrition of services in rural communities. Some rural towns have become sleeper communities, as 71% of all jobs associated with new foreign direct investment are concentrated where existing clusters are located. Rural depopulation has contributed to the loss of services such as post offices, shops, banks, pubs and restaurants and health services. This pattern of rural depletion has led to urban strain, where the benefits of the city, in terms of agglomeration, accessibility and economic clustering, are being outweighed by all too-often inadequately planned urban growth congestion, spiralling costs and under provision of housing, all contributing to social fragmentation. Such changes have presented

considerable obstacles to the building or sustaining of the community life which has always been such an enriching element of Irish society. The proliferation of new technology, which brings with it so many advantages, has also led to increasing numbers of citizens becoming isolated from the day to day life of their communities. The normal social interactions that may have been once taken for granted have been, in many cases, replaced by technical transactions which require little or no human contact or involvement with other members of the community. Many of the transactions of daily life have also become increasingly reliant on social technology rather than face to face engagement, further segregating themselves from the lives of their communities. The elimination of face to face contact in the provision of services in the name of cost saving and efficiency is a dangerous form of short term thinking. All of the philanthropic gestures in the world, the slickest P.R. cannot hide the fact that many commercial services have turned their back on communities that for generations gave them profits. To be continued . . . ABOUT THE SHED You are very welcome to call in to the Shed at Wolfe Tone Road to see what we are about. We are open from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Monday-Friday or contact Jack Nolan at (089) 4026872 for further information. Follow us on Facebook at Dungarvan Men’s Shed

POEM Where is the rain I miss so much? Where is the breeze with it's cooling touch? Where are the clouds heavy and grey? Where is the gale to refresh every day? Where is the depth the rivers should know? Where are the days dressed in pure snow? Why is the temperature soaring so high? Why?..Why?..Why? Ger Dalton Group pictured by Patricia McCarthy in the Gardens of Aras an Uachtarain.

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WEST WATERFORD SUNDAY BINGO Sunday night Bingo continues at 8 pm each week here in Kinsalebeg Hall with buses leaving Youghal for the Kinsalebeg from all the usual pick up points. CLASHMORE VISIT The Cork Historical & Archaeological Society was founded in 1891 making it one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland. Since its foundation CHAS has published journal every year. Throughout the year, the Cork society runs a series of events including winter lectures and summer outings. In this way, the study and record of history and archaeology of Cork is fully served by the voluntary efforts of CHAS members. On Sunday last, July 1st the Society’s day outing took them across the Blackwater to West Waterford. Among the sites they visited were Clashmore, St. Declan’s Well,Toor and Dromana House. They were joined by some of the locals during their brief stop off in Clashmore Heritage where tour Guides Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel, Prof. Pádraig Ó Riain, Julian Walton gave a brief talk on our native St. Cronan or Mochua as he is better known to us. They then went on to Toor where they visited St. Declan’s Well.

A plaque on the wall at the heritage centre which reads “Saint Cronan O’Hanlon and all his followers who were murdered at this site by local pirates in the year 621AD”. MOLLY & KATIE LIVE AT THE DECIES From Kinsalebeg in County Waterford local duo “Molly & Katie” are an up and coming band which we are going to hear lots of in the future. See them this weekend, as they will be playing live here in Clashmore Village at the Decies Bar on Saturday night at 10 pm. Hope to see you all there supporting the girls. We continue our summer series of live music sessions at the Decies on Sunday, July 15th

when Jack Colbert will be live on stage at 7.00 pm. GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS Congratulations to Maura (nee Hyde) and Pad Coughlan, Ardsallagh on the wonderful occasion of their Golden Jubilee which they celebrated last weekend. Best wishes to you both from all your family and friends. ST. DECLAN'S CHURCH ARDMORE HOSTS COUNTRY SENSATION PATRICK FEENEY ON JULY 13th One of the finest entertainers on the country scene at present will perform in St. Declan's Church, Ardmore on July 13th. Patrick Feeney and his band will play this wonderful venue for the first of the summer concerts 2018. It will be an evening to remember as Patrick will no doubt sing many of his favourites including his new single "I Believe" which is getting great reviews and couple this with songs like "Lady of Knock", "Red Haired Mary", "Caledonia", "Boulavogue" and "Someone to love me" we know concert goers are in for a treat. Tickets are selling very well, so we are asking people not to leave it till the last minute and if your interested pick up your tickets priced at €25 at either Ardmore or Grange Post Offices or by ringing John on 086-2330810 or Maurice on 085-1741614. Don't forget also that tickets are moving fast for Johnny McEvoy in October, so pick yours up at Mari Mina Pharmacy in Ardmore. CLASHMORE 45 DRIVE At our Clashmore 45 Drive on Monday night last, July 2nd in the Decies Bar, our overall winners this week on twelve games were Bobby & Mary Anne Connery. In second place we had Tom Osborne and John Motherway. In third place we had Paddy Kelleher and Edmond Og Ledingham. Best of the last five were Gabriel Hynes and Tony Keane. Our lucky last game winners were Roger Hynes and Eugene O’Halloran, Billy Connery and Derry Cotter. Well done all and thanks to everyone for your continued support. CLASHMORE/ KINSALEBEG GAA LOTTO Our Clashmore/Kinsalebeg GAA club weekly lotto draw took place last Monday night,

Parish of Aglish, Ballinameela and Mount Stuart WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES We all hope that this will be a good event. Tickets are available online, our parish have got some for people who asked us for them. Many thanks to Maureen Betts for her work. Further details are posted in the churches notice boards. ST. DECLAN’S WELL MASS Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Declan will be celebrated at St. Declan’s Well,Toor on Thursday, July 26th at 12 noon with confessions at 11.30 am. iIt is hoped all who help out every year will be available again this year please. Details from Fr. O’Connor (024) 96287 and (087) 2632796.

July 2nd and the following were the numbers out of the drum 16, 24, 26, 29. We had no jackpot winner. Next week our jackpot will be €4,600 when our draw takes place at the Old Still Bar, Clashmore. Congratulations to the following who were the winners of €20 spot prizes: Marty Lynch, Tessie & Terri, Brian Murray, Mary Anne Troy, Noel O’Brien. Thanks to everyone for supporting our draw. CLASHMORE RAMBLERS - LOTTO RESULTS Our weekly Clashmore Ramblers Alpha Lotto draw took place on Sunday night last, July 1st. Our letters drawn were: F, Q, U, P. We had no winner of our Jackpot which now stands at €700. The following were our lucky weekly prize winners of €20 each: Pat Hickey, Tony & C. Mansfield, Eoin Fitzgerald. Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone for your support CLASHMORE ACT YOUGHAL FLAG DAY Clashmore branch of ACT is holding their FINAL annual Flag Day in Youghal on Friday next, 6th July. The Clashmore branch was founded in October 1988 so in October 2018 thirty years on, we will finish up. We are thirty years older now, so all the more difficult to continue. When we have completed our collections we will let you know the total sum collected. The people of West Waterford and East Cork can be very proud of themselves, both the collectors and supporters; it certainly couldn't have carried on for thirty years without all the help we have received over the years. We sincerely thank you all for thirty year of support to ACT. As we all know how many families have suffered due to cancer, at times the word comes hard to say. As one of the director of ACT at Cork University Hospital, I can vow that the money collected is all going in the right direction, for the good of the patient, the advancement in cancer treatment and any extra equipment that helps. Many requests are sent to ACT at CUH to contribute to many different cancer related areas, same are discussed in depth at our meetings before decision is made, so money collected is put to good use. Please support our Flag Day as best you can. ARDMORE PATTERN FESTIVAL NEWS We have had a busy few weeks and we are glad to say that the brochure is gone to the designer, so it will be in the shops very soon. Monster Bingo: We have a monster BINGO taking place in Halla Deuglán, Ardmore on Wednesday, 4th July at 8 pm sharp. This is open to everyone and we have some fantastic prizes for the raffle from some of the very generous businesses in the area. The Fureys: Tickets are sell-

Clashmore Tidy Towns Association OUR fundraising BBQ was held on Sunday evening last, at The Rising Sun Bar, Clashmore and what a fantastic evening it turned out to be with a great crowd in attendance and super weather to boot, so thank you to everyone who came along and supported the effort! We want to thank The Rising Sun and their staff for hosting the event and our BBQ chefs Eamonn and Micheal for doing a great job with the food and also to Dave Langford for belting out the live music session across the evening. Finally, we wish to sincerely thank all of our ing fast for the upcoming FUREYS concert, which takes place on Thursday, 26th of July. This is part of The Fureys 40th Anniversary Tour and is guaranteed to be a great night. Tickets are €30 each and are available in Ardmore & Grange Post Offices, from www.ardmorepatternfestival. ie/shop/ or from 0876592573. The 2 Johnnies: The 2 Johnnies will play in Halla Deuglán on Monday, 23rd July at 8 pm in a strictly over 16s show. They released their new single “Summer Tune” last week and went straight to number 2 on iTunes. Limited tickets at €15 still available from Ardmore & Grange Post Offices, from www.ardmorepatter nfestival. ie/shop/ or from 087-06592573. WOMEN ON THE MOVE! Kinsalebeg Community Group / with Waterford Sports Partnership are putting on a six week “Women on the Move”

sponsors including Women’s Fitness Gym, An Siopa Nua, Flanagan Office Supplies, Flavin Physiotherapy, Aura Youghal & Gate Cinemas for your continued support. I think most people agree that the village is looking fantastic over the past few months but this comes at a cost and it gets harder every year to fund the ongoing maintenance of the village and adding new flowers and plants etc., so we are very grateful to everybody who contributed to this fundraising effort in any way. Roll on the Summer!

programme in Kinsalebeg Hall beginning on July 16th to the 20th August. €20 per person at 7 pm. Please come along, have some fun and get fit as well. Names can be given to Helen Collins or any member of the Kinsalebeg Group. Keep an eye out for posters with all the details. MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY Our deepest sympathy is extended to Esther Curran, Ballylangadon, Grange and all the Curran and Collins family on the death of her brother Stephen Collins, Ballymakeigh, Killeagh, Cork who died on Tuesday last, June 26th following an illness. Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Youghal on Thursday evening. Following the celebration of Requiem Mass for Stephen on Friday at St. John the Baptist Church, Killeagh he was laid to rest in the Old Cemetery, Mogeely.

May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy is also extended to Aoife Burke (nee Phelan), Ballyheeney Lower, Clashmore and the Power family on the death of her uncle Henry Power, Main St., Ardmore and formerly of Ballinamertina. Henry is also survived by his sisters Sr. Declan (Kilcock), Margaret Carr (Boston), Josephine Dullea (Dunmanway), Anne Phelan (Carlow); and his brothers Nicholas Power (Florida), Declan Power (Ardmore), Stephen Power (Boston), and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Reposing at The Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan Henry’s removal took place to St. Declan's Church, Ardmore on Friday evening. Following Requiem Mass on Saturday at noon, Henry was laid to rest in St. Declan's Round Tower Cemetery, Ardmore. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Best of luck to Cian, Brian, Ava and Rachel who are leaving us in Ballycurrane N.S. to continue their secondary education. Picture is of a recent trip they made along St. Declan's Way out to Grange and back again.



Pongo Club Summer Dinner THE Pongo (Bingo) Club that meets in Ballinroad St. Laurenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall, (near roundabout on Coast Road that leads to Clonea Hotel) on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., had their Summer Dinner in the Gold Coast Hotel on Tuesday, 26th June. The attending members (photographed by John Pelham) enjoyed the food and the chat. Thanks to the Hotel for the excellent meal and service. The club has now recessed for the high Summer and will meet again on 4th September at 2.00 p.m in. St. Laurenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall. Anybody interested in meeting for some fun and gossip is welcome to come along. There is a small charge for attendance, but tea and biscuits are provided free. You can ring Joan Hogan on 087-2101620 or 058-42103, or Monica Dwane on 087-6726558 for more details. Hope to see you there. Photographs by John Pelham

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Youghal Queen of the Sea Festival 2018 The Red Patrollers with some of the contestants at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal which will be starting on Friday, 13th July and finishing on Sunday, 15th July, all in aid of Youghal RNLI and Youghal Cardiac First Responders. See Youghal Queen Of The Sea Facebook page for more details. [John Hennessy]

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Deputy Mayor of Cork County, with Siobhan Byrne, Youghal, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]

Laura Dee, Dungarvan, with Puddles and Squeak at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]

Jess and Yvonne Lawton, Youghal, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]

Cliona and Ger Mackey, Dungourney, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]

Angel and Barbara D'Auria, originally from Italy but now living in Youghal, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]

Carmel Motherway, Ladysbridge, with Karen Mulcahy and Sarah Healy, both from Youghal, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in [John Power] Youghal.

Liz, Mike and Betty Griffin, all from Ballymacoda, at the launch of the Queen [John Power] Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal.

Donna Clohessy, Julian O'Leary and Zena Flavin, all from Youghal, at the [John Power] launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal.

Cliff Winser, Youghal Town Crier, with Diana Foley, Youghal, at the launch of the Queen Of The Sea Festival 2018 in Youghal. [John Power]



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Portrait of an artist … By Donal Buckley

The Event

Pippa Sweeney with her husband Mike, daughters Freya and Rebecca and son Calum at the opening of her solo exhibition Between a Rock and a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig in Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring. [Joan Clancy]

Pippa’s natural realism in Joan Clancy Gallery THERE was a lovely crowd in Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring on Wednesday night, June 27 for the opening of Pippa Sweeney’s most innovative solo exhibition of exquisite new work. Aptly titled Between a Rock and a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig, Munster Express Arts & Entertainment Critic Liam Murphy popped in to see the show on a glorious afternoon after a swim in the crystal waters of Helvick Cove and wrote “… then on to Joan Clancy Gallery for a wonderful site-specific exhibition by Pippa Sweeney. She uses a felting method called Shibori to recreate the natural shore-front stones and fronds. It was like walking again beside the sea, but the detail and the marbling effect was such a wow. In the quiet of the gallery overlooking

Dungarvan Bay I felt, pardon the pun, that I could hear the stones jostling in the waves. This is an exhibition to see and spend some time in God’s backyard in the Waterford Gaeltacht. The title says it so well.” Discover a different view of art at this extraordinary gallery which showcases some of Ireland’s best artists. Located between Coláiste na Rinne and the Cunnigar beach, Between a Rock and a Soft Place is open daily 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. until July 7th. Local Link bus from Dungarvan and Ardmore four times daily. 10k from Waterford Greenway. A nice drive too! Tel. 086 813 4597

Pippa Sweeney, second from left at the opening of her solo exhibition Between a Rock and a Soft Place Chomh Buan le Carraig in Joan Clancy Gallery, Mweelahorna, Ring with Blawnin, Joan and Rayleen Clancy.

IF for no other reason than the setting, you should go to the Joan Clancy Art Gallery. It’s situated in a townland called Mweelahorna in An Rinn, just a stones throw from The Cunnigar. The gallery itself is in a balconied upper floor extension. The view from said balcony is just panoramic. To the left of the vista is Dungarvan town under the watchful protection of the Comeragh Mountains, Ballinacourty Lighthouse and the seemingly endless Copper Coast. Across the bay is Ballynagoul, Helvick Head and harbour.That will justify your trip on its own. In the words of Jimmy Cricket, “But wait, there's more!” On Wednesday, June 27th, with the temperature at the same number, there was an event at the Joan Clancy Art Gallery called "Between a Rock and a Soft Place" by the artist Pippa Sweeney. This is a collection to which Pippa has lovingly devoted her heart, soul and time. There are 23 works in all.They are framed and range in size from 28x28cm to a magnificent 96x96cm. Aesthetically, they are attractive pieces with individual stories and a touch of the unexpected. Pippa Sweeney's 'pictures' are both artistic and sculptural while being meaningful and fascinating. The basic material used is Merino wool in its raw state. Using the Shibori method (of which I am not an expert, so bear with me) when the wool has been brought to the pre felted stage, the wet wool is teased and moulded on stones or other shapes and dried. The dried wool retains the shape of the now extracted stone and is ready for final titivation and framing. It’s a labour intensive art with each detail requiring a skill of its own. I know it all sounds very technical and incredibly hard work, especially on Pippa's part, but the resulting product is astonishing. As you walk in to the main gallery, you immediately see landscapes and abstract works that appear to be made of stone, pebbles and gravel. On closer (very close) inspection, everything is made from wool, which must be a relief for the wall hooks. If you take the groups of pebbles as a metaphor about sections of society, it enlightens us to the titles; “Away from Home”, “Community”, “Marginalised”, “On the Edge” and “A Small Gathering”. The stories behind each individual piece are current and emotive, involving emigration, migration and the independent strength of individuals. It’s a unique exhibition and very thought provoking. It would have been easy for Joan Clancy to take the lead here and direct operations like an attention seeking impresario. Instead, Joan was the facilitator for all concerned. Guests were immediately welcomed and offered refreshment. Ably assisted by her daughters, Rayleen and Bláwnín, she made sure that it was all about the artist. It was a relaxed atmosphere where the art was the common denominator and focus. There was a constant flow of people dressed for the weather rather than formality. Even Batman appeared on a T-shirt. As spectacular as the views were, most of the guests were drawn to and fascinated by the art on display. Pippa Sweeney her-

self was on hand to explain her thought processes and enjoyed discussions of alternative interpretations of her work. The exhibition is open until July 7th. The gallery is open from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., including weekends. Other artists currently on display at the Joan Clancy Art Gallery include Andrea Jameson, John Cullinan, Blawnin Clancy, Katarzyna Gajewska and more. This is an event, an exhibition and an experience.


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From Erie Pennsylvania, “The Glorious Ones” Opens Tonight for Two Nights Only! YOU may be forgiven, if, on Sunday last, you thought you had been transported back in time to the Renaissance era, when you spied a motely band of players out and about around Dungarvan and on the Waterford Greenway! Fear not, it was the cast of THE GLORIOUS ONES from Erie Pennsylvania, who availed of the

fine weather to promote their show, which opens tonight at the Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre. This is your chance to see an award- winning production from one of the top ten community theatres in the U.S.A. right here in Dungarvan. Erie Playhouse and Dungarvan Dramatic Club have been linked

Visiting members of Erie Playhouse on their arrival at the Park Hotel with their hosts, members of Dungarvan Dramatic Club

Cast and Crew of THE GLORIOUS ONES on The Greenway.

under the twinning agreement between Dungarvan and its sister city, for the past ten years and we are delighted to be collaborating again, with the support of Waterford County and City Council. THE GLORIOUS ONES, is a one-act musical comedy, based on the novel of the same name by noted author Francine Prose. Set in 16th century Italy, the show tells of how an Italian acting troupe captured the public’s imagination and support with its bawdy comedy and improvi-

Cast and Crew of THE GLORIOUS ONES at Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club Marina.

sational style. It follows the fortunes of six archetypal characters Flaminio Scala, Pantalone, Columbina, Armand Ragusa and Francesca and Isabella Andreini as they search for love, immortality and fame in a world where changing artistic fashion threatens their way of life. Described by critics as “a valentine to the actors life-joyfully naughty, with buoyant music by Stephen Flaherty and a bawdy book by Lynn Ahrens”, THE GLORIOUS ONES is

chock full of lovely melodies that dance in the brain and The Playhouse production promises to be a lively, funny and highly entertaining evening of theatre. Have a look at our Facebook Page (Dungarvan Dramatic Club) where you can meet the cast and get a little taster of the music from the show. To book your tickets phone: Booking Line at 0863244175 or: Purchase tickets directly from the Wine Buff Grattan Square and Kelly’s Pharmacy,

Cast and Crew of THE GLORIOUS ONES at Dungarvan Castle.

Abbeyside. Also Merry’s Gastro Pub in association with Dungarvan Dramatic Club is offering a Meal and Ticket Deal with a special pre theatre menu and ticket for the show for €20. Bookings for this deal can be made by contacting Merry’s directly at 058-24488. So don’t miss out -remember its for 2 nights only July 4th and 5th at 8.00 p.m. nightly – THE GLORIOUS ONES in Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre. Book your tickets now!!



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Pictured at a photocall of the upcoming festival, Dungarvan Summer Music Festival are Eugene Tobin, Katie Power, Anne Halpin, Alice Fitzgerald, Caroline Veale, David Power, Clare Power, Cian Whelan. [Patrick Browne]

“The hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” to open the Dungarvan Summer Musical Festival concerts LÚNASA, internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, and described by The New York Times as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” will open the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival on Friday night, August 3rd with a live concert at 8 pm in the SGC (Cinema) Theatre. The band, renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship, has performed almost 2,000 shows across 36 countries and played internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor

Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles). Together, they have recorded an impressive back catalogue of highly acclaimed and awardwinning studio albums (including one with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra). Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. With a repertoire that includes melodies from Brittany, Galicia, Asturias, and Scotland, as well as Ireland, their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory.

Lúnasa, who will perform in the SGC Theatre on Friday, August 3rd as part of the Dungarvan Summer Music Festival. From left to right: Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely, Trevor Hutchinson, Seán Smyth and Ed Boyd. Tickets available from The Wine Buff and Dungarvan SGC.

LÚNASA – BAND BIOGRAPHIES SEÁN SMYTH – Lúnasa founder Sean Smyth from Straide in County Mayo is an All-Ireland champion on both fiddle and whistle. His solo debut, ‘The Blue Fiddle’, was named one of 1993’s ten best albums by The Irish Echo. Seán appears on several recordings including ‘Ceol Tigh Neachtain’, ‘Music at Matt Molloy’s’ and Dónal Lunny’s ‘Coolfin’. When he’s not touring or recording, Seán is a practising medical doctor.

The band’s guitar and bass rhythmic foundation gives Irish music a contemporary punch, while maintaining its traditional lilt. It is a sound that moves beyond the long established boundaries of traditional music and it has earned the group a following that encompasses music fans of all ages and tastes around the world. Their newest album “CAS” was recorded last year to coincide with Lúnasa’s 20th anniversary. This studio album features guest singers and long-time band friends Natalie Merchant and Mary Chapin Carpenter amongst others. With impeccable timing, good fortune and the perfect alignment of the stars, Lúnasa, who are currently engaged in the “CAS” tour, were delighted to be able to accept the invitation to play Dungarvan as part of the August Bank Holiday Summer Music Festival. This is a concert not to be missed! Tickets for Lúnasa (€25) can be purchased locally from The Wine Buff in Dungarvan (058 24523) and SGC Dungarvan (058 45796). They are also available to purchase on-line at Note: - FESTIVAL TICKET Further details of the Special Festival Ticket (all 3 festival concerts for a combined price of €50) can be found on the festival website:

KEVIN CRAWFORD – Kevin was born in Birmingham but says that his early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare - to where he eventually moved in his 20’s. He was a member of Moving Cloud, and also recorded with Grianán, Raise The Rafters, Joe Derrane and Sean Tyrrell . A virtuoso flute player, Kevin has recorded two solo albums, ‘’D’Flute Album’ and ‘In Good Company”. He has also toured with Martin Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotallers. TREVOR HUTCHINSON – Originally from Cookstown in Co. Tyrone, Trevor played bass with the Waterboys from 1986 to 1991, recording Fisherman’s Blues (1988) and Room to Roam (1990). Later he made three albums with the Sharon Shannon Band: 1991’s ‘Sharon Shannon’, 1994’s ‘Out the Gap’, and 1997’s ‘Each Little Thing’. A much-in-demand musician, Trevor has also recorded with Moving Cloud, Altan’s Dermot Byrne, Eric Bibb, Máire Breatnach, and Eileen Ivers of Riverdance fame. CILLIAN VALLELY – A gifted uilleann pipes and low whistle player, Cillian comes from a renowned Armagh musical dynasty. He spent many years touring in the US with bands such as New York-based Whirligig, Paddy O’Brien’s Chulrua and with Clare fiddler Seamus Connolly. Cillian was uilleann pipes soloist in the Broadway production of ’Riverdance’ and toured with Tim O’Brien in ‘The Crossing’. Cillian also guested on Bruce Springsteen’s 2014 album release, ‘High Hopes’. ED BOYD – Ed Boyd is widely regarded as the finest acoustic guitarist on the European folk circuit. He is a founding member of the BBC Folk Award-winning group Flook and the guitarist of choice for artists such as Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby. He has toured with Flook and Cara Dillon, and joined Lúnasa in 2012.


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 Movie Reviews  In association with SGC Dungarvan

Adrift By Bill Tubbritt

Great Bluegrass from Kentucky coming to Merry’s for DSC WE at the Dungarvan Singers Club continue steadfast in our efforts to bring you the best music from the area and from around the world. We have had many outstanding acts from America in particular and on July the 9th, the second Monday in the month, as usual, we have another wonderful bluegrass and folk family to entertain you. We had the Petersens last year who were simply amazing and we had Curtis Blackwell and his Georgia Bluegrass Band, High Plains tradition and Steve Bonafel’s One lota band – all huge stars in America! This time we really have a special treat in store for you. The McLain Family Band from Berea, Kentucky, the real heartland of Bluegrass and oldtime Appalachian music. So do not forget to write this in your diaries and your to-do-lists: Monday, July 9th, at 8.30 p.m. sharp: the upper room in Merry’s Bar and restaurant, Lr. Main St., Dungarvan. Admission, unbelievably, is free to all comers,

though we would really appreciate if you remembered that fact when the collection comes around, as it is very hard to keep such an artistically excellent event going without funding and financial support. Especially in this case where a large touring band from the U.S. is involved. There are many expenses so your support and sponsorship would be really highly valued. It’s like mass – it’s free but the basket does also come around to facilitate future masses. Be there or be square. Enjoy THE McLAIN FAMILY BAND Folk / Bluegrass / Old Time / Americana MERRY’S BAR & RESTAURANT Lr. Main St., Dungarvan July 9th at 8.30 p.m. The Best nights free entertainment in town! Contact: 087-0640542 ALL SINGERS WELCOME TO CONTRIBUTE

ADRIFT is set back in 1983 and is based on the real life story of a couple who are stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin take the leads in this romantic drama which was produced and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.The movie has already been out a few weeks State side and has received some mixed reviews so far. Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn't have anticipated that their sailing trip of a lifetime would lead them directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. The movie picks up from the aftermath of the storm where Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat almost destroyed.With no hope of survival in sight it’s all down to Tami to somehow find the strength and courage to not only save herself but also the life of the only man she has ever loved. This type of movie has certainly been done before and many will feel they know what to expect. There are a lot of the only familiar boxes been ticked here plotwise but this is a true story and definitely a story worth telling. The movie has two stand out points which really should be noted, the first being the performance of Shailene Woodley who plays the part of Tami Oldman superbly. She really sells the severity of the situation the couple are facing and also the desperation for them both to survive.The other point worth noting in visu-

ally this is a very good looking movie with an excellent storm scene that is put together and captured quiet beautifully. Adrift is a solid movie that will hold audience attention.The constant flashback scenes may take back a little from the drama for some but definitely not all. 3.5/5

Patrick By Bill Tubbritt PATRICK is a new British family comedy directed by Mandie Fletcher and Written by Vanessa Davies. The cast is made up largely from an acting pool of mainly British actors consisting of Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrein,Tom Bennett, Emily Atack and Jennifer Saunders. The movie is the first release under Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures newly revived Buena Vista International label. Patrick centres around a young teacher named Sarah Francis who is played very impressively by Beattie Edmondson. We meet Sarah just as her career prospects are looking up after landing herself a new teaching position at a local school. All is not perfect in Sarah’s life as she feels she is hopeless in most parts of her life including her love life as she has always been terrible at relationships. After her grandmother dies and leaves her beloved pug Patrick to Sarah her life will surely change as this untrained and very spoilt pug will have a major effect on her life both good and bad. The story does seem to have been put together very quickly and certainly lacks a bit of imagination. The comedy side of it is very much hit and miss but will certainly appeal to younger audiences who I suspect this movie is aimed towards.The cast did a fairly good job without any real standout beside maybe Beattie

St. Declan’s Church Ardmore welcomes Country Star sensation Patrick Feeney on July 13th Local film-maker returns to SINGING sensation, Patrick Feeney and his band perform the first concert of the summer season in St. Declan’s Church, Ardmore on Friday, 13th July and the Sligo man, who is renowned for having a very strong tuneful tenor voice always puts on an entertaining show. Not only is it the first concert of the summer season in Ardmore but it is also Patrick’s first Church Concert and one he is really excited about performing. Patrick Feeney and his band will play this wonderful venue for the first of the summer concerts 2018. It will be an evening to remember as Patrick will no doubt sing many of his favorites including his new single "I

Believe" which is getting great reviews and couple this with songs like "Lady of Knock" "Red Haired Mary", "Caledonia", "Boulovogue" and "Someone to love me" we know concert goers are in for a treat. Patrick is also renowned for the humour he brings to his shows but first and foremost, Patrick Feeney is a natural entertainer and his live concerts are a must see for all music lovers. His band is deemed to be one of the best in the country.We look forward to welcoming Patrick to Ardmore.Tickets are selling very well so we are asking people not to leave it till the last minute and if your interested pick up your tickets priced at €25 at either Ardmore or Grange

Post Offices or by ringing John on 086-2330810 or Maurice on 085-1741614.

Patrick Feeney

Edmondson and the Dog. Pugs seem to be on everything at the moment, so it’s not surprising to see this movie come out now. As a good safe choice for the family movie Patrick is certainly worth a watch. 3/5

Dungarvan for next horror project DUNGARVAN film-maker, Jessie Kirby, will return to Dungarvan this July to film her next short horror project, For Summer.The film will be shot on location at a local home over three days. For Summer tells the story of a married couple who must navigate their relationship in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy. As the evening goes on, it becomes clear that although they are the only people in the house, they are not quite alone. This will be the fourth project to be shot locally for Kirby, whose

2009 feature film, Insatiable, was screened internationally, including at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. In 2016 Kirby moved to the United Kingdom, where she has been directing projects including a documentary for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and setting up her independent production company, Brickworks Media. “I’m so pleased to be coming back home to film in Dungarvan again.This area offers such visually rich locations and a wonderful setting for our short film.” (Jessie Kirby)

This latest project will feature local talent, with official casting announcements to be made in the coming weeks. The film will be entered into festivals worldwide.

SCHOOL NEWS Mary Cusack retires after thirty-six years service at Scoil Mhuire ON Monday, June 25th we began to say our goodbyes to Mrs. Mary Cusack with a series of presentations from Scoil Mhuire Board of Management, Parent's Association, Staff and pupils. Mary, unusually enough, has spent her whole teaching career at Scoil Mhuire and she won't mind us saying that she has become part of the fabric

at the school over the years. She taught most standards at the school, spending many years with the Infant classes and First Communion classes before finally moving on to Learning Support. It was here that Mary found her true passion and she qualified at UCC just a few years ago in Special Education. Mary has earned the respect of

Mr. RuaidhrĂ­ de Paor, Mrs. Colette O'Mahony and Mr. Jim Shine, Scoil Mhuire Board of Management make a presentation to Mrs. Mary Cusack on the occasion of her retirement from Scoil Mhuire.

The pupils of Scoil Mhuire say goodbye to Mrs. Cusack.

everyone at Scoil Mhuire over the years as she was one of the most dedicated and conscientious teachers and her concern for all her pupils was evident. We wish Mary so much for her retirement and we thank her for her service. We hope to continue to work to the standards and principles that her career has exemplified.

Cata Power and Caroline Donnelly make a presentation to Mary Cusack on behalf of Scoil Mhuire Parents Association.

Gelmis Pabrieza makes a presentation to Mrs. Cusack.

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Kilrossanty National School

Photo shows 5th class pupils with their Certificates of Commendation received for taking part recently in the "Never such Innocence" history competition to mark the centenary of the First World War. Pupils with their produce from the school vegetable garden.

Pupils from Senior Infants enjoying the Sack Race on our School Sports Day.

Pupils from 3rd to 6th on their "Famine Road" walk recently.

Children from Junior Infants to First class heading off for their recent Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Children with their ice creams from Mr. Softee who recently visited the school as a treat for the children thanks to the Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association.



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Pupils from Kilbrien N.S. making the most of the good weather. The outdoor sensory classroom is a fantastic addition. Also a great evening had by all at the Kilbrien N.S. End of Year BBQ, Conor Gleeson presented the pupils with medals for all their sporting achievements throughout the year.


End of School Year THE Summer has arrived and we were lucky enough to have enjoyed two beautiful days while on our school tours. The Juniors, Seniors and First classes travelled to Leahy’s Open Farm where they spent the day petting animals, playing on the farm and eating ice cream. Pupils from second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth class went to Spike Island. They were lucky enough to have a very smooth crossing to the Island followed by a tour of the jail. In the afternoon they headed to U.C.C. where they took part in the Junior Conferring Ceremony. To finish off the school year in an active manner, we hosted

events during ‘National Bike Week’ which was held from the 11th to the 15th of June. The Active School Committee and school staff organised several events which were held in the school last week. These included a cycle from our local G.A.A. Field, Kirwan Park, by all students, some staff and parents. Pupils from third class up then took part in an 8.5km cycle around the Parish which proved to be a great hit, while the other pupils participated in different activities on the school grounds. The school then provided a healthy snack with a wide variety of fruits and yoghurts. This was followed by a workshop on bike

maintenance and safety with a member of Waterford’s Sports Partnership. We had our Sports Day on Thursday, 21st June. Once again we were blessed with the weather. All the children and staff took part in a wide variety of games such as our obstacle course, scavenger races, sack races etc. However the highlight had to be the staff –v- pupils game of ‘rounders’. Unfortunately this year staff had to concede victory to the pupils. Well done to all! We hope that everyone has an enjoyable and safe Summer holidays. We look forward to seeing all pupils back in the school at the end of August.


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So Long, Farewell LAST Thursday saw us bid adieu to Mrs. Maeve Gildea as she retired from teaching in St. Marys after 18 years of dedicated service. Mrs. Gildea spent 18 years teaching in Castlelyons, Co. Cork, before coming to Dungarvan where she taught and inspired hundreds of children. Her passion for music was referenced when she was presented with a beautiful bespoke flower pot with piano keys design, created by colleague Emily Cleary. Children representing some of the classes Mrs. Gildea taught performed songs from The Sound of Music including of course

'So Long, Farewell'. Chairperson of the Board of Management, Paddy Fitzgerald thanked Mrs. Gildea for all her hard work over the past 18 years. We wish Maeve all the very best on her retirement.We are also very sad to be saying farewell to Teresa Daly who has been an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Council for over 24 years. From organising Cake Sales, to Communion parties, managing the schools savings scheme to occassionally working in the office,Teresa has done it all! She will be sorely missed by staff and students but we wish her the very best.

BEST WISHES We would like to wish Mr. Curran the very best as he marries his beautiful bride Gillian Ormonde next week. Have a wonderful day and a lifetime of happiness together. SUMMER HOLIDAYS The staff of St. Mary's would like to wish all our students and their families the very best for a fun and safe Summer holiday. Fingers crossed this beautiful weather continues! We look forward to seeing you all again on Thursday, 30th August.

Mrs. Gildea being presented with a beautiful flower pot, referencing her passion for music. The pot was designed and created by Ms. Cleary.

Well done to all the children who received awards for full attendance this year. Pictured here with Principal Fiona Fitzgerald.

Paddy Fitzgerald making a presentation to Mrs. Gildea on behalf of the Board of Management.

The very talented children who performed songs from The Sound of Music for Mrs. Maeve Gildea on her retirement, including of course 'So long, farewell'.

Teresa Daly being presented with a token of appreciation from Mrs. Fitzgerald, Principal, and Joanne, Secretary, as she retires after over 24 years service with our Parents' Council.



Photographs by Pat Crowley

Our Lady of Mercy NS Stradbally

Raising of the newly awarded Health Promoting School Flag.

Helen Doyle and Aidan Lawlor cutting the ribbon along with Fr. Jeremiah Condon and Mr. Tomรกs Walsh, Principal.

Principal and Staff of Our Lady of Mercy School.

Senator Paudie Coffey, Ms. Mary Butler TD, Cllr. Liam Brazil with children at the Blessing of the new classroom.

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A large attendance at the annual End of Year Mass.

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Annual Awards Ceremony OUR Annual Award Ceremony took place just before the school broke up for our Summer holidays. Full attendance awards were given to Dylan Joyce, Eoghan Silke, Zach Power, Luca Cunningham and Joel Ibe. A special award was given to Dylan Joyce who completed his 5 years in St. Joseph’s without missing a single day. Our Hurler of the Year was Darragh Murphy and Footballer of the Year was Luke Power. Finally, Ms. O'Donovan was presented with a bunch of flowers from the pupils of 2nd Class as she is leaving us this year to take up a new position. Staff and pupils of St. Joseph’s Primary school wish her well for the future.

Dylan Joyce.


Active School Week GREAT fun was had last week by everyone during Active School Week.Tag rugby on Monday. Circuits on Tuesday. Zumba with Inga on Wednesday. On Thursday the senior classes went to Ballinroad Astro to play soccer while the younger classes took part in

a basketball tournament. Friday was the End of Year Sports Day. All the children took part in various, fun games. To finish off everybody enjoyed an ice cream to cool down! A big thank you to Inga and Ballinroad Soccer Club. A great end to a great year.

Footballer and Hurler of the Year 2018

Full Attendance 2018

2nd Class

Orienteering, basketball and soccer skills as part of active school week.



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

The case for Wind Turbines

Scoil Mhuire Tallow 6th class pupils after completing 8 years of their education at Scoil Mhuire Tallow.

[John O’Mahony]

Dear Editor, You had a recent editorial which made 'The case against wind turbines' and the same paper reported that most Councillors were voting for a 'no-go' area for wind turbines. While I understand that some people have genuine issues with them, the editorial had nothing positive to say about wind turbines. Wind power provided 24% of Ireland's electricity in 2015 saving hundreds of millions in importing fossil fuels for power stations and providing thousands of jobs. On the same day I read your editorial, I heard on the radio that the Department of the Environment & Climate Change, who are well behind in their targets to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, was holding a regional gathering in Athlone to discuss the effects of climate change including flooding. Climate change and its disastrous effects need to be tackled urgently. You point out that the large coal-fired power station in Moneypoint needs to be closed and it should be. But how will we create green electricity to fill the large gap? Wind turbines are not the only answer but in the absence of ready alternatives they are a good response to the problem. BRENDAN MEGHEN Lismore.

Garda permission granted for Grattan Square Rosary Crusade

Pictured above are members of the Scoil Mhuire Tallow girls teams who were presented with their medals by Conor Gleeson recently. In the past school year, they won the West and County camogie and football Cumann na mBunscol titles. [John O’Mahony]

Pictured above are members of the Scoil Mhuire Tallow boys teams who were presented with their medals by Conor Gleeson recently. In the past school year, they won the West and County hurling and football Cumann na mBunscol titles along with West and County hurling and football Mini 7s titles. [John O’Mahony]

Editor, Dungarvan Observer. An article in a Dungarvan newspaper (not the Dungarvan Observer) which includes criticism of ‘so called Rosary Crusades in public places’ that do not have prior permission under Council Byelaws, is greatly resented by those who take part in one such event, once a month in a place in Grattan Square which is specifically reserved for public displays and events. “Permission for this monthly event was sought and received from the Garda Authorities in Dungarvan and proceeds in an orderly fashion for about thirty minutes once a month,” said a spokesperson for the Dungarvan Rosary Crusade. “The volume of the amplification is controlled and kept well below the level which could be described as intrusive. The Rosary has been recited in public for many generations and even in defiance of Oliver Cromwell himself. While not exclusively Irish, it is closely identified with this country. It was also central to the Apparitions at Knock, Fatima and Lourdes. “Linking the recitation of the Rosary with anti-social behaviour at beaches, as the report suggests, ‘bringing caravans, bonfires, alcohol, the whole lot’ is very unfair, to say the least and is not appreciated by our group whose members advocate tolerance, understanding and peace,” continues the spokesperson. “Councillor Mulligan (FF) who made the complaint goes well beyond his remit and mandate and should not seek to control peaceful public prayer.” “His predecessor, founder of his party and maybe his mentor, Eamon de Valera must be uneasy in his grave. The Constitution of 1937, Bunreacht Éireann which he caused to be adopted for this country, clearly states in Article 40. 6. (ii) and guarantees: “The right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms. Provision may be made by law to prevent or control meetings which are determined in accordance with law to be calculated to cause a breach of the peace or to be a danger or nuisance to the general public and to prevent or control meetings in the vicinity of either House of the Oireachtas.” “Not falling under any such category of behaviour such as seditious, rowdy or nuisance; having acquired the approval of An Garda Siochána and calling on generations of precedent, The Rosary Crusade should be left to their efforts, through orderly prayer, to right the wrongs of this country, which have been perpetrated in recent years. The fact that the Gardaí have not intervened over the past eight or nine months suggests that there were no official complaints and that there was nothing close to a contravention of public order caused by the events. “The forty or fifty or so people who assemble each month present no threat to the State or its institutions, perhaps only to the consciences of those who have targeted and destroyed important elements of the social fibre of this country.” As a matter of interest, the present Rosary Crusade was started to co-incide with the Centenary of the Apparitions at Fatima, 1917. (ISSUED BY DUNGARVAN ROSARY GROUP)

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MICHAEL FAHEY "Radarc na D'tonn," Curragh, Ardmore, Co. Waterford It is with great sadness and deep regret we record the passing of Michael Fahey, which sad event occurred peacefully in the presence of his wife and family at Cork University Hospital on the afternoon of Friday, 25th May, 2018. Michael is deeply missed by his wife Mairead; sons Sean, Michael and Dermot; daughters Olivia, Fiona, Niamh and Sinead. Born to John and Margaret Fahey of Lisnageeragh, Ballymoe, Co. Galway, Michael was the youngest of five boys and is predeceased by his brothers Brian, Pat, Con and John. As a schoolboy Michael worked during his Summer holidays in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran. After completing his education Michael commenced training with An Garda Síochána at Phoenix Park, Dublin. It was while Michael was stationed in Ballymacarbry that he met his wife Mairead. Michael had further postings in Kilmacow and Tramore before moving with his family to Ardmore in 1966. Michael had a long and fulfilling career as a Sergeant and on retiring he worked for a further eleven years for GlaxoSmithKline in Dungarvan where he forged many more new friendships. On retiring Michael enjoyed pursuing his many hobbies and interests. He was an avid GAA supporter and loved to watch all counties play, but he proudly flew the Galway flag on match days! He enjoyed bee-keeping, fishing, progressive 45, gardening (including vegetable gardening) and every year, including this year, he would sow an array of vegetables in his garden. In retirement he also enjoyed travelling to Holland, Germany and the UK. Throughout the years he also enjoyed returning back to his native Ballymoe to keep in touch with family and friends. Michael was a great family man who was kind, sincere, hardworking and always good humoured. He was a great friend to many and his family meant the world to him, he was fiercely proud of his seven children and he treasured all 16 of his grandchildren. Michael lay in repose at the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, on Sunday evening, 26th May, 2018, and prayers were recited by Fr. Pat Butler, P.P. On Monday morning, 28th May, Requiem Mass in thanksgiving for Michael's life was celebrated by Fr. Milo Guiry, P.P., at St. Declan's Church, Ardmore. Readings were recited by Fiona O’Brien [daughter] and John Fahey [nephew]. Prayers of the Faithful were read by grandchildren Lara, Nicole, Joe, Emmalie, Katie, Caomhlú and Ava.Throughout the Mass Michael's favourite hymns were beautifully sung by Dina Walshe. After Communion Michael's niece Anne Jordan played ‘Danny Boy’ on tin whistle. A heartfelt Communion reflection poem was read by Amy Fahey [grand-daughter]. As Michael left St. Declan's Church his coffin was draped with the tricolour and his Garda Síochána hat laid on top. A guard of honour was provided by his retired colleagues. Michael was laid to rest in the presence of his loving family, relatives and friends at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Ardmore. Michael is deeply mourned by his loving wife Mairead; children Sean Fahey, Olivia Laarhoven, Fiona O’Brien, Micheal Fahey, Niamh Kuhne, Sinead Fahey and Dermot Fahey; 16 grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his sisters-in-law Kathleen Fahey and Phyllis Nolan; brother-in-law Frank Murray; nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Fahey family express their sincere appreciation to all who attended Michael's funeral and expressed their sympathy to them. Sincere thanks also to neighbours and friends for all gestures of kindness and support shown to them on their sad loss; it has been very much appreciated. The family also wish to thank everyone from far and near who sent Mass cards, floral tributes and cards of sympathy. Sincere gratitude is expressed to Dr. Slevin and the staff at Ardmore Health Centre; all the medical staff at the Bons Secours Hospital and Cork University Hospital for all their kind care and attention to Michael in recent months. Special thanks to Fr. Milo Guiry, P.P., and Sacristan Paddy Foley. The family express their gratitude to James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, for their kindness and professionalism shown towards them at this most difficult time. It is impossible to thank everyone individually, so please accept this acknowledgement as a token of appreciation and gratitude to all. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. May Michael Rest in Peace. The Month's Mind Mass will be offered on Monday, 9th July, 2018, in St. Declan's Church, Ardmore, at 10:00 a.m. [Funeral arrangements were by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan].

OBITUARY EDMOND (Eddie) HARNEY Graiguerush, Kilmacthomas Edmond (Eddie) Harney of Graiguerush, Kilmacthomas, died at University Hospital Waterford on the 28th May, 2018. He is survived by his brothers Michael and Fr. Patrick; his sister Nora Mary McGrath; sisters-in-law Bridget and Mary and brother-in-law Michael. He was 85 years old. Following a Vigil Service at Drohan's Funeral Home, his body was taken to rest overnight in St. Anne's Church, Fews. Fr. Patrick, along with Fr. Delaney and Fr. Collender, was the chief celebrant of the Funeral Mass which took place on Thursday, 31st May, 2018. The Mass was followed by burial in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. Eddie lived all his life in Graiguerush. He farmed there with his brother Michael and also in his own place in Crough. He had a great sense of family, always happy and contented on the land and being among the people he loved. He had a wide ranging knowledge of the families and places of the local area and derived much pleasure from his interest in sport, especially hurling. The family would like to thank all who cared for Eddie and those who attended the obsequies or sent Mass cards or messages of sympathy. Special thanks to the Funeral Directors, Priests, Doctors and the kind staff at both CareChoice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, and University Hospital Waterford, who cared so well for him over the past year. May he now know the joys of his heavenly home. As an expression of our thanks, Holy Mass will be offered for the intentions of all. May he Rest in Peace.

63 HENRY POWER Main Street, Ardmore, and Ballinamertina, Ardmore We record with feelings of deep sorrow and regret the passing of Henry Power who died on Thursday, 28th June, peacefully at Cork University Hospital following a short illness. Henry was son of the late John and Mary Power, Ballinamertina, Ardmore, and is sadly missed by his loving family Sr. Declan (Kilcock), Declan Power (Ardmore), Stephen Power (Boston), Margaret Carr (Boston), Josephine Dullea (Dunmanway), Nicholas Power (Florida), Anne Phelan (Carlow), the late John Power and Michael Power, his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Henry lay in repose at the Kiely Funeral Home, Dungarvan, on Friday evening, 29th June. In the presence of his loving family, relatives, neighbours and friends the Rosary was recited. Removal took place later to St. Declan’s Church, Ardmore. On arrival the Service of Reception was led by Fr. Milo Guiry, P.P. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Guiry, P.P., on Saturday, 30th June, and afterwards Henry was laid to rest in St. Declan’s Round Tower Cemetery, Ardmore. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam uasal. (Funeral arrangements by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dungarvan).

NORA O’MAHONY (nee Woods) Congress Villas, Dungarvan It is with deep sadness and regret we record the passing of Nora O’Mahony which sad event occurred on Wednesday, 27th June, 2018. Removal was from Drohan’s Funeral Home on Friday morning, 29th June, to St. Mary’s Parish Church. Following Funeral Mass, celebrated by Fr. Cooney, O.S.A., assisted by Rev. Canon Ryan, P.P., burial took place in the Old Churchyard Cemetery. To her husband Tony and family we extend our deepest sympathy. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Director, Dungarvan).

(Funeral arrangements were by Donal O’Reilly, Funeral Directors, Kilmacthomas).

MAURA ENRIGHT (nee Sullivan) Temple Hill Drive, Templeogue, Dublin MICHAEL HENNESSY Comeen, Fews With sadness and regret we record the passing of Michael Hennessy on Saturday, 19th May, son of Bridget and Jim Hennessy, Comeen, Fews. Born on 13th December, 1928, Michael grew up on the family farm in Comeen with his siblings. He met and married his beloved wife Kitty (nee Harty), now deceased, in 1959. They had six children together and they made a great team, rearing their children and running the family farm. They enjoyed playing cards together and later on in life they retired to Abbeyside where Michael continued to play cards, but due to ill health he retired from playing them. Kitty’s death had a huge impact on him and he spent his last year in CareChoice. Michael received great pleasure from his grandchildren and was kept entertained by their stories. Michael passed away in the tender care of CareChoice surrounded by his loving family. Removal took place from CareChoice Nursing Home, Abbeyside, to Kiely’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening, 20th May, where family prayers were recited. Removal took place to Fews Church on Monday evening, 21st May, where he reposed overnight. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday, 22nd May, after which Michael’s remains returned to Old Parish for burial beside his beloved wife Kitty. We would like to thank the Medical staff in High Street and all the staff in CareChoice. The chief mourners were his six children Jim, Marian, Doreen, Pat, Catherine and Claire; sons and daughters-in-law and his fourteen grandchildren, sisters and brother, nieces and nephews. Month’s Mind Mass for Michael will be held in Fews Church on Saturday evening, 7th July, at 6.30 p.m. “The loss of this life, for a life on the other side, whether it exists or not, is unclear. The loss of me, no longer will it be possible to look, listen, smell, touch, talk, sleep and be warmed by the sun or blown by the wind. The loss of tomorrow, to enjoy, to experience, to influence, to forgive, asks forgiveness and to change. The loss of those loved, depriving them also of me.The loss of all we know and of all that is our life.” (Funeral arrangements were by James Kiely & Sons, Funeral Director, Dungarvan).

It is with deep regret we record the passing of Maura Enright (nee Sullivan), Temple Hill Drive, Templeogue, Dublin, who died on Tuesday, 26th June, 2018. Removal was from her residence on Thursday morning to Templeogue Church for Funeral Mass on arrival which was celebrated by Fr. Enright, P.E. Burial took place in St. Laurence’s Cemetery, Ballinroad. To her husband Noel and family we extend our deepest sympathy. (Funeral arrangements were by Tom Drohan, Funeral Director, Dungarvan).

St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan FOURTEENTH Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ezekiel 2:2-5 The sons are defiant and obstinate and they shall know that there is a prophet among them. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 - I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me. Mark 6:1-6 - A prophet is despised only in his own country. St. Declan’s Well: The annual Mass at St. Declan’s Well, Toor, Aglish will be celebrated on Thursday, July 26th at 12.00 noon. Confessions from 11.30 a.m. Newsletter for July: A newsletter for the month of July is available in St. Mary’s Church and in the porches. Page 1 of the newsletter gives us part of the article on St. Declan of Ardmore from Monsignor Michael Olden’s book, The Faith Journey of the Deise People which is on sale in the Parish Office for €40. Care of the Sick and Elderly: If you know an elderly, housebound neighbour, relative or friend who is unable to attend Mass and would like one of the priests to visit on First Fridays or at some other time, please let us know. Please confirm with them that they would like a visit before con-

tacting us at 058-423734. Thanks for Summer For the light of the sun in the sky. For the light which shines through the window. For the light that shines early in the morning. For the light that shines late in the evening. We give God thanks and praise. Alive-O 2 The Sign of the Cross: We must teach children to make the sign of the cross well. This is how Mass begins, this is how life begins, this is how the day begins. This means we are saved by the cross of the Lord. Look at children and teach them to make the sign of the cross’.Pope Francis, General Audience 8/11/2017 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 05842374. Daily Mass broadcast on 98.5 FM. Phone No: Fr. Ryan 42374, Fr. Harris 42384, Fr. Cooney 41136. Emergency Phone No: To contact Priest on duty: 086-233-4282. St. Vincent de Paul Helpline No.: 087-7747870.

FARMING Round-up … Factories exploiting drought conditions to cut cattle prices IFA President Joe Healy said factories must stop cutting prices and undermining the beef market. He said the factories are taking advantage of the drought conditions and over the last four weeks, and have cut 20c/kg off the price, or up to €80 per head, which is the profit margin in most cases. Joe Healy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to call the factories to halt and stop the unnecessary price rot. He said the Minister worked hard on market access for the factories and he cannot allow the factories throw all this back in his face with unjustified price cuts. The IFA President said the beef market demand remains strong, especially around the manufacturing trade with the World Cup and the price cuts are not justified. Prices in our main export market in the UK remain strong and steady, with the R3 steer price at £3.79/kg, equivalent of €4.54/kg. He said last week’s beef kill was 33,900 head, which was in line with the numbers this time last year of 33,615 head. The IFA President said farmers facing grass shortages should examine all of the options, including meal feeding and avoid selling unfit or under finished stock. Joe Healy also called on Minister Creed to demand an increase in the advance Basic Payment to 75% and an 85% advance on Rural Development measures. He said at a meeting of the Charter of Farmers Rights Monitoring Committee last week IFA called on the Minister Creed to seek these increases at EU level.

John Walsh, Mahonbridge who won the Overall Champion in the Clonmel Show for scotch blackface and he was also reserve champion for all breeds. Also pictured is Niall Browne (Judge) and Adam Daly.

IFA concludes negotiations with Boortmalt IFA Malting Barley Committee Chairman Mark Browne has announced that the committee has concluded negotiations with Boortmalt on a revised pricing structure for the 2018 malting barley crop. The improved pricing structure will include an addition of €10/tonne on the MATIFDec18 price up to €180/tonne MATIF, which at current MATIF would mean a €190/tonne green barley price. If the MATIFDec18 exceeds €190/tonne then the delivered green price to Boortmalt will track the MATIFDec18 price. Revised 2018 Pricing Structure based on the MATIF wheat price • €180 or below - €10 added • €180 to €190 - €190 • >€190 - = MATIF The chairman added, that IFA has organised a malting barley growers’ meeting next week, at which the committee will outline the revised pricing structure to the growers. The meeting is confirmed for the Dolmen Hotel, Carlow next Monday, 9th July at 8.30 p.m. and all growers are invited to attend.

Milk price increases imperative and absolutely necessary IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said that the improvement in all international dairy market indicators makes price increases imperative at this point. He stressed that they are also absolutely necessary as farmers’ milk receipts are squeezed and production costs bumped up by drought. “An increase of 1c/l at the very least is fully justified for June to begin with,” Tom Phelan said. “Through May and June, we have seen a continued general improvement in market returns, especially for butter – now stabilising – and powders. The Ornua PPI has improved 5 points for May to 105.4 or 31.4c/l incl VAT. It has been predicted by new CEO John Jordan to rise further for June and the following months,” he said. “EU and global commodity markets have been strengthening, with the EU MMO returns up by just over 5c/l since January - more than half of the reduction seen over lower volumes between September and December 2017. Latest figures suggest a milk price equivalent, including VAT, of 34.63c/l,” he added. “Dutch, German and French spot quotes, based only on SMP and butter prices, suggest a milk price equivalent over 37c/l including VAT,” he added. “Despite a slight easing of prices in the last two GDT auctions, the 19th June prices for the SMP/butter combination would yield an Irish price equivalent of 33.5c/l including VAT,” he said. “This is the time of year farmers normally use the peak milk cheques to clear their financial commitments. After a tough costly spring, milk receipts are being squeezed and costs are rising in the heatwave. Co-ops need to lift milk prices to allow farmers pay their bills,” he concluded.

Low disease pressure at Ballyderown Cereal Trials THE 2018 Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) hosted their annual crop variety trials Open Day at the DAFM crop evaluation centre at Ballyderown Farm, Kilworth, Co. Cork. In 2018, there are 347 crop varieties completing their evaluation period. John Joe Byrne, Agricultural Inspector (AI) for the Crops Evaluation and Certification Division highlighted the impor-

tance that the cereal variety evaluation system plays in bringing new improved varieties to Irish growers for a range of end uses. Key parameters measured throughout the trials include crop yield, disease resistance, and grain quality with the best new varieties then added to the Recommended List and seed of same is propagated and brought to market for commercial use by Irish growers. In addition, quality tests are also carried out to help identify the most

suitable varieties for use such as malting barley, milling wheat or food-grade oats, all of which is vitally important to Ireland’s valuable food and drinks sector. Angela Ryan, Assistant Agricultural Inspector (AAI) stated that despite Spring crops being sown in tough conditions, overall it has been a year of low disease pressure across all of their evaluation sites. Seamus Kearney, AAI based at Ballyderown Farm did howev-

Niall Griffey, Dairygold; Tim O'Donovan, Seedtech and Ollie Carter, Red Mills are pictured at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) annual crop variety trials Open Day at the DAFM crop evaluation centre at Ballyderown Farm, Kilworth, Co. Cork. [O'Gorman Photography]

eremphasize that every year presents new challenges. He discussed that while disease pressure in the Spring crops are down so are the potential yields, running the risk that protein levels will rise. In a commercial situation this would have a significant impact on crops harvested for malting. ISTA President, Jim Gibbons closed proceedings by reiterating the importance of the trial work being undertaken on various other sites around the country by the Department including Backweston, Kildalton, Athenry, Raphoe and also on 25 commercial farms. Michael Moloney, Head of Crops Evaluation and Certification Division also concluded that trialling varieties at a scale which gives an accurate picture of variety performance would not be possible without the help and support of commercial growers. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In 2018, DAFM are evaluating 175 cereal varieties, 105 grass and clover varieties, 25 winter oilseed rape varieties, 20 forage maize varieties, 14 potato varieties and 8 spring bean varieties. The Irish Seed Trade Association represents multipliers, producers and distributors of certified seed in Ireland and promotes the use of certified seed in tillage, forage and grassland crops to ensure the best varieties of seed are made available to Irish farmers.

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Let’s say goodbye to vulture funds By Eoghan Drea, Head of Waterford IFAC Office VULTURE Funds are not viewed in a positive light by the vast majority of the farming sector. The perception is often that something went wrong with the borrowings or that it was somehow the borrowers fault that the debts have been sold to such a fund; massive negative equity, arrears, security issues etc. However, it is more often the case that it is far from being the borrower’s fault that a debt was moved to a vulture fund. The reality is a lot of farmers had perfectly good performing loans with high street banks; their loan performing exactly as per the stipulated terms and conditions. For various reasons said banks have now left the Irish Market or reduced their loan books, selling high quality per-

forming loans to vulture funds in the process. Some farmers are finding themselves dealing with a vulture fund with no building or office to visit, and zero boots on the ground. Technically this in itself shouldn’t be a problem; as long as the farmer repays the loan there will/should be zero issues. Problems arise with these loans if the farmer wishes to restructure, refinance or use the security on another loan. In order to make any changes to these loans the farmer will have to refinance with a high street/pillar bank, which unfortunately may result in a higher interest rate. This is not an attractive option for a farmer. Recently high street/pillar banks have been offering a way

out of this problem for farmers. They are willing to refinance the debt at the same terms and conditions as the original loan. This will give the farmer more options into the future if they wish to restructure, refinance or use the security on another loan. In addition the farmer will have the certainty of dealing with a bank that’s on the high street and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. It is our experience in ifac that in order to move a loan out of a vulture fund standard banking principles still apply. Farmers must have a good credit rating, security and repayment capacity in order to either apply for new finance or move a loan to another bank. To date ifac have been dealing directly with all

Creed announces €13.2m Basic Payment refund to 97,000 farmers THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, this week announced that the payment of over €13.2 million to approximately 97,000 farmers has commenced. This money was deducted from their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments under the Financial Discipline rule, and is now being reimbursed in line with the EU regulations. Minister Creed said ‘I am pleased to confirm that these payments totalling €13.2 million are now being reimbursed to eligible farmers.’ The Minister added that these payments “will bring the total paid to Irish farmers under the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme to €1.19 billion”. •

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wheat, as these will produce the highest tonnages ensuring value for money. An early harvest is expected, with some crops of winter barley ripe and harvested this week, which may give rise to opportunities to plant forage crops such as fodder rape, stubble turnips or other green cover crops after harvesting. Sourcing and agreeing terms with a livestock farmer is essential before planting. Utilisation of these crops will commence in mid to late autumn by grazing in situ. Also before planting forage crops, ensure there is adequate moisture to ensure satisfactory establishment. Use a low cost establishment system such as direct drill, to protect margins and conserve moisture. Rolling after planting is recommended in all cases. Root crops such as beet and potatoes are under considerable moisture stress at the moment. Where there is capacity, the priority is to irrigate potatoes to protect the crop yield.




Teagasc Advice for Dungarvan Mart Prices Tillage Farmers MANY of the very late sown spring barley crops are suffering from drought stress, and are quite poor. Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer in Teagasc said; “Yield expectations are low in some crops. Given the dry weather, low disease pressure and low yield potential, where final fungicides are yet to be applied, tailor the final fungicide spend accordingly. In most cases a very low fungicide spend is warranted.” He advised tillage growers to assess all crops’ yield potential, especially where grain and straw is being forward sold. Ensure forward sales are based on a proportion of realistic yield estimates for both grain and straw. There is potential in many areas to sell standing crops of cereals to livestock farmers as whole crop for ensiling. Estimation of the yield in a field is difficult so there is a challenge to achieve a fair deal between both parties. Target the highest yielding crops, generally winter


DRY COWS 1 Fr. 535 kgs. made €955. 1 A.A. 830 kgs. made €1,380. 1 A.A. 665 kgs. made €1,040. 1 Char. 505 kgs. made €740. 1 Lim. 715 kgs. made €1,135. BULLOCKS 2 A.A. 302 kgs. made €600 each. 3 A.A. 415 kgs. made €780 each. 7 A.A. 336 kgs. made €650 each. 4 A.A. 343 kgs. made €680 each. 7 Frs. 546 kgs. made €960 each. HEIFERS 4 Her. 326 kgs. made €600 each. 1 Char. 235 kgs. made €500 each. 1 Fr. 700 kgs. made €1,400. 1 Fr. 610 kgs. made €1,150. 3 A.A. 436 kgs. made €795 each. 1 Lim. 477 kgs. made €980. 1 Fr. 415 kgs. made €600. Sheep Assembly Collection – At Dungarvan Mart on Wednesday next, 11th July, 2018, between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Prior booking essential. Enquiries to Dungarvan Mart at 058-41611.


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READER’S QUERIES Question: I am a KTP participant. I received a text from my facilitator to say that all documentation, including herd health plan and profit monitor must be submitted before the 31st of July. I have yet to get the stuff together and time is ticking. With the Spring we’ve had and the pressure we now have with drought is there a possibility the DAFM will extend the deadline? Can you please advise? Answer: Representations have been made to the DAFM in this regard by the advisory bodies but it looks like the deadline of 31st of July is here to stay. If you fail to submit either of these plans by the deadline, you will face a hefty penalty however if you fail to submit both, you will not receive any payment at all for the year. It is in your best interest to get these plans moving or you could be facing a financial drought come November. I trust this will clear things up for you. Tip of the Week: Make sure to wear sun protection when working outdoors. Farmers tend to be high up the risk ladder when it comes to skin cancer! Check out the sun smart code:


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Teagasc FEEDING MANAGEMENT IN SUMMER DROUGHT Grazing management decision rules The main priority over the last 2 weeks has been to reduce daily grass demand to below daily growth rate. This will help to hold grass cover on the farm, protecting current growth and speeding up recovery when rain arrives. Rotation length must be maintained at 25-27 days approximately. Effectively this means grazing no more than 4% of the grazing platform daily. Assess the grass available on this area and supplement with forage/concentrate to balance herd demand For example, a 140 cow herd is grazing 45ha (3.1 stocking rate). Max daily area allowed should be 1.8ha (4% of 45). In this example, demand is 44 kg DM/day.This will hold grass cover per ha reasonably well if growth rates are within 5-7kg of daily demand. Larger deficits will rapidly reduce average farm cover. If there is larger deficit between growth and demand it will be necessary to temporarily reduce demand further by reducing grazing stocking rate and feeding extra silage. Increasing rotation length beyond 30 days may lead to much reduced grass quality in current conditions. Post grazing residuals of 4 to 4.5cm must be maintained, otherwise feed is being wasted. Delay spreading any more N until rain is forecast Decision rules on grazing silage crops Areas closed for silage and accessible for grazing with less than 2,200kg DM covers may be grazed as a ‘standing supplement’. Premowing does not confer any advantage in this situation. Recent work on zero grazing in NI showed a significant drop in milk yield where heavy swards (2,500 kg DM) were cut and fed, relative to cutting or directly grazing lower cover swards (<1,600kg DM). The decision to zero graze should be based on pre-grazing yield. Overall, if silage swards have surpassed ideal pre-grazing cover (2,000 kg DM/ha) and are nearing cutting stage then it is preferable to leave for silage cutting at this stage. Hints and tips on feeding out forage supplements in dry weather Dry field conditions should make the task of feeding out much easier compared to Spring. Each farm will have its own preference

(based on facilities/machinery/labour) but the main objective remains to reduce total daily grass intake to the level of daily growth or below. Feeding forage will be necessary for many farms. Once the amount of available daily grass is known, some options for feeding are: • Separate a proportion of the herd and place on 100% silage plus meal in a convenient paddock. This may be a paddock marked for reseeding later in the year. A small area of fresh grass can be allocated to this group daily. Some farms have used a double temporary wire feeding rail to good effect. This approach simplifies grazing management of the main group. • Offer silage to all cows in the grazing paddock, placing silage along perimeter fencing. This works best where feed can be allocated with a diet feeder.Total silage allocation should be calculated to balance available grass on the paddock daily. Forage should be spread along a long linear distance (1m per cow) to reduce competition and bullying. • Hold a proportion of the herd in the yard for silage feeding after milking. These can be turned out with the main group after 3-4 hours feeding.This simplifies feeding out silage but in dry conditions there is a risk of injury due to slippery concrete floors • High fibre straights can be offered palm kernal/soya hulls/beet pulp at a rate of 3-4 kg per cow. Some farms choose to feed these in mobile feed troughs in the field. Note that citrus pulp does not work well in this situation due to its lower NDF fibre content. Ensure full access to clean water. • Whichever action is chosen, it is vital to act now to ensure that grass supply is stretched out as early as possible. If covers are allowed to drop too quickly, it will result in the entire herd having to be managed on silage for a period. Grass recovery will also be delayed. Plan to supplement until 4-5 days after growth exceeds demand. Assess feed plans with this in mind Concentrate feeding guidelines: Parlour-fed concentrate forms a major part of daily feed allowance in drought conditions. Some decisions rules are: • Feed up to 5-6kg of parlour concentrate per day as part of an overall feed plan. This is a relatively safe level provided adequate

forage and water are provided. A further 2-3kg of high fibre straights can be fed out-of-parlour. • Purchase concentrate based on UFL value, targeting a value of >0.94 UFL on a fresh weight basis • Ration crude protein should be decided based on the overall composition of the diet. In normal circumstances a 14% high energy ration would be adequate at grass. However, in the current situation it is likely that lower protein ingredients will form a significant part of the diet. Also, where grass is drought stressed and lacking N uptake, it is possible that sward protein content could be lower than normal.Therefore, it is recommended that a 16% ration be used if grass intake is around 7 to 10kg per day. If the herd is placed on silage full-time then a high energy ration of 18+% will be needed in the short term. These targets are for parlour rations fed at 4-6kg. • Be careful not to over feed magnesium. A rule of thumb is that cows will tolerate up to twice the recommended allowance over a short period (100-120g per day). Above this level there may be issues with scouring as Mg has a laxative effect. Therefore if concentrate is formulated for a 2kg feeding rate then max feeding rate should be limited to 4kg. IMPORTANT EVENT Teagasc Kildalton College Sustainable Dairy Farm Open Day Teagasc and Glanbia Ireland are holding an Open Day for dairy farmers on the Teagasc Kildalton Open Source Sustainable Demonstration Farm, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny on Thursday, 5th July, 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. At the Open Day the key components of sustainable dairying will be explained and demonstrated.Teagasc, Glanbia and Bord Bia advisers will discuss: sustainability in the market place; sustainable dairy herd management; soil fertility and nutrient management; grassland management; protecting biodiversity and water quality; energy and water use efficiency; animal welfare; slurry and fertiliser technologies that improve efficiency and reduce emissions; management tools and technologies for improving the efficiency and sustainability of the dairy farm. All are welcome.

Teagasc urges farmers to exercise Teagasc / Glanbia extreme caution and heed the Monitor Farm Focus current, top-level warning for fires THE current high temperatures and drought conditions present an extreme fire risk. Wildfires not only pose a serious risk to property and the rural environment, they also threaten lives directly and by potentially diverting the resources of our emergency services. Fire services and forestry teams around the country have already been stretched in tackling gorse and scrub fires that have seriously damaged forest properties. This is a stark reminder of the dangers that uncontrolled fires pose. It is illegal to burn growing vegetation on uncultivated land between 1st March and 31st August. It is important to have appropriate fire-fighting measures in place to help prevent loss or damage through fire. These measures include having: • A risk assessment completed • Adequate insurance against fire risk • A current and accurate fire plan in place • Access routes clear • Fire breaks maintained along boundaries • Fire suppression resources at the ready • Co-operation with neigh-

bours and fire patrols planned where required Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, Head of the Forestry Development Department said: “We ask farmers, forest owners and forest managers to be extremely vigilant in light of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s highest fire risk alert: Condition Red.”

Forest owners, farmers, members of the public and anyone working in or enjoying our countryside are asked to report any suspicious or illegal activity to the Gardaí and to report all fires immediately to the Fire and Emergency Services via 112/999. The DAFM Forest Fire Danger Rating can be consulted on the forestry section of

the Teagasc website. This index provides information on the fire risk and provides a forecast index for the coming days. The website also provides useful guidance on forest insurance and provides advice on the simple, cost-effective measures that forest owners can take to minimise the risk of damage by fires.

Week of 2/7/2018 Grange, Waterford Milk Kg/Day 22.1 Fat % 4.05 Protein % 3.51 Milk Solids/Day KG 1.67 Meal KG/Cow/Day 6 Average Farm Cover 331 Cover Per Cow 95 1,300 Pre Grazing Yield KG DM 24 Demand KG DM HA 6 Growth KG DM HA

South Kilkenny 21 4.56 3.56 1.72 6 472 142 1,100 20 8

Comments: Grange Waterford • 3 more paddocks to graze, with grass. • Introduce a 3rd feed of meal and all silage by the weekend. • Milk recorded this week, will cull some non performing cows. South Kilkenny • Going to bale second cut silage. • Culling problem cows, both lame and high cell count to reduce demand.


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IFA President Joe Healy led a delegation to meet with Minister for Transport Shane Ross to discuss the need for consultation and a framework for Greenway development (l-r) Pat O’Driscoll, Kerry IFA Chair; IFA President Joe Healy; Minister Shane Ross; Anne Mitchell, Galway IFA Chair; Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chair; and, Thomas Ryan, IFA Environment Executive.

Early consultation essential for Greenway development IFA President Joe Healy met this week with Transport Minister Shane Ross TD and called for the publication of the long-awaited strategy document which sets out the framework for the delivery of recreational routes such as greenways. He said, “Farmers and their families are they most important stakeholders in any infrastructure development, as projects such as greenways will have an ongoing impact on their livelihoods and farm businesses. Consultation to date has been haphazard and, in some cases, non-existent. “The greenways strategy document

must clearly set out a robust and professional consultation process and funding from the Department of Transport should be withheld, unless adequate consultation takes place.” He also called for the appointment of agronomists on all new greenways, to represent landowners impacted and to ensure that farmers’ interests are professionally represented. Joe Healy said, “We can see at first hand the problems with the proposed south Kerry greenway, where the local authority has failed to appoint an agronomist. The IFA delegation that met with

Minister Ross made the strongest case possible for the immediate appointment of an agronomist to this project and for the threat of CPO’s to be dropped.” He concluded, “Farmers in Counties Kerry, Galway, Clare, Donegal and right across the country deserve to be treated better when it comes to the development of recreational routes, whether they are greenways or blueways. Such recreational routes have an important role to play in re-energising rural areas. However they must be built in consultation with farm families and local communities.”

ICMSA say farmers’ stress levels “going up as fast as thermometers” THE President of ICMSA confirmed that the water shortage situation was most acute in the south east - specifically Kilkenny, Wicklow and parts of Laois, but Pat McCormack said that concerns were mounting right across the country amongst his mostly dairy farmer membership. “The worry levels are going up as quickly as the thermometer levels and we’re getting engaged with the most pressing problems in the most affected locations. In

fairness to them, we have been contacted by Irish Water who acknowledged our demand that they go past just issuing information via local radio or their websites and start contacting their individual farmer-customers and letting them know what the situation is. We think that’s minimum service that a dairy farmer paying €5000 -odd per annum is entitled to and Irish Water have supplied us with contact details for their senior personnel on the

ground and ICMSA will be going back to them with our contacts. We’re happy to mediate and spread the word amongst farmers in any given area about what’s going to happen and when. One other point I’d make is the onus here to come up with feasible supply options is squarely on Irish Water. ICMSA will absolutely not accept a situation where the agency directly charged with providing water – for which farmers pay and have

always paid – just shrugs its shoulders and says they can’t supply the water that we need to look after our animals - the welfare of which is an obligation that farmers take very, very seriously”, said Mr. McCormack.

Ten tips for Summer Security from IFA DON’T forget about home and farm security during the good weather, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has advised. “It is important to be vigilant about your home and farm security during the summer when homes are more likely to be unoccupied or accessible. Never assume that because you are at home or nearby, your farm or property is safe,” Richard advises. Ten tips to keep your home and farm secure this summer 1. Lock windows on the ground floor level. 2. Ensure that, if you are opening windows on the first floor, they cannot be entered from

a porch, drain pipe or a ladder left out. 3. Be clever about how you lock up and when going to bed at night; make sure that if you are leaving a window open, it is not accessible. 4. If you are working in the farmyard or garden, make sure you have locked all the doors and windows to your home as you may be easily distracted in your work 5. If you are working with power tools or gardening equipment be extra vigilant as you may not hear a person entering your property. 6. Carry a key with you; don’t be tempted to leave the key under a pot or stone near the

door 7. If you are to the rear of the property your home may appear to be unoccupied which might draw a criminal’s attention 8. Consider setting the alarm if you feel that you may get distracted in your work or nod off while relaxing. 9. When you are finished working outside, make sure to put away the power tools and machinery. Take a few minutes to ensure the safety of your property. 10. Mark your property – overt and covert markings will deter criminals and can help to reunite you with stolen property if it is stolen and subsequently recovered.

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TWO of the great causes which are near to the heart of everyone who has had occasion to use their services, Dungarvan Community Hospital and the West Waterford Hospice, will benefit from a fundraising event to be held on Friday night, 13th July, in Lawlors Hotel when Paddy Joe Ryan and Friends release a CD the proceeds of which will go to them. It is expected that Justin McCarthy will come from Cork to launch it and Kieran O’Connor will be at his usual talkative best. Both of these organisations are essential to the provision of the best healthcare, often in very difficult and demanding circumstances. Dungarvan Community Hospital (DCH) has an excellent reputation as a care facility. The welfare of residents/patients in the hospital is a priority for staff and management and they are deeply appreciative of the support the hospital receives from families and the wider community in West Waterford. The work of West Waterford Hospice service is equally well known, even though they work mainly under the radar of the general public. However, those who are unfortunate to have need of their services are loud in their praise and appreciation of the work they do and the help and solace they bring to cancer patients and their families. It is now over thirty years since Paddy Joe Ryan was involved in his first fund-raising event and since then has helped, with many others, to raise an enormous amount of money for a variety of good causes. It

comes to some fraction of a million euro, but Paddy Joe is reluctant to say how much. However, it has all gone to good causes, especially the two beneficiaries of next Friday night’s event and the proceeds of the CD as well. Close to ten years since Paddy Joe brought a group of family and friends together under the name of . . . The idea of a CD was inspired by the death from cancer of the mother of Mick O’Keeffe, their talented accordion player. Seeing the service both organisations provide, Paddy suggested making a CD to raise funds for them. Ray O’Brien from Kilkenny and Michael O’Keeffe from Butlerstown two of the band’s musicians rowed in and were joined by other band members, Patsy McGrath and Donnchadh Gough and the singers came in too. The product of their talent will be heard on the CD. “We just get together for celebrations and the like,” says Paddy Joe, “or just when we feel like having a good night out.We like to stay local and play in the pubs and hotels around the County. It’s great sometimes to leave the stress of the GAA behind and just go out and enjoy ourselves.” “I have a great commitment to Dungarvan Community Hospital, especially since my mother passed away there. Normally, I am not a person to protest, but I had to join in the opposition to the recent closure of wards. I am proud to have been on the Committee that protested the closure and who

met with the HSE on the matter. “I am delighted that this closure decision has now been reversed,” he says. “The hospital is giving great service and I have no doubt that its work will go from strength to strength.” “In regard to West Waterford Hospice, we are in a position to

help people privately, so we just go out and do what is necessary.” “We are setting a high target for this campaign,” he says, “we are hoping to go as high as €20,000, but of course we need the backing and generosity of the public if we are to succeed.

So, my appeal is to come and support this event. Tickets are at various outlets around the town.” Commentating on his own singing prowess, Paddy Joe quotes his brother who tells him: “If you are ever hanged for singing, you will be an innocent man.”

Whatever about his singing, Paddy Joe’s leadership and inspiration has led to much good work being done and money raised, a trend he hopes to see continue next Friday night. If there is any problem with getting tickets, Paddy Joe can be contacted at (087) 2548566.

Pictured above are the Friends of Dungarvan Community Hospital and West Waterford Hospice who will hold a Concert to launch a new CD by Paddy Joe Ryan and Friends on Friday 13th next in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan. Front from left: John Moran, Mary Sheridan, Paddy Joe Ryan, Paula French and Anne Hogan. At back from left: Pat Langan, Mick O’Keeffe, Marian Ryan, Deirdre Ryan, Triona Ryan, Billy Flanagan, Patsy McGrath and Donnchadh Gough. [Sean Byrne]

Richie Power launches first CD A CALL from Jenny Cashin of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland reminded me that the now famous Afternoon Teas on Saturdays in the Church of

Ireland resume on this coming Saturday, 7th July, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Outside of being a good place to meet someone for a chat, the modest donation helps with the maintenance and restoration of the historic old Church and grounds. This initiative has been running for six years now and has also raised money for a great number of charities who join in to promote the popular Saturday afternoon meeting place. Also on this coming Saturday night, local singer, Richie Power will fulfil one of his dreams when he launches a CD of his own songs. Richie has had a chequered career

in music since he first took up a guitar at the age of fifteen. Shortly after, he received a couple of lessons from local teacher and member of a famous ballad group of the time, Victor Mullins and, in the time worn phrase, the rest is history Slowly, Richie eased into the local music circuit playing regularly at the Folk Club upstairs in The Moorings. The who’s who of local musicians played there and many a young singer cut their teeth there. In January 1990, having spent sixteen years with Dungarvan Crystal, he left for the United States to seek his fortune there. He arrived in Seattle and for the next few years

toured the US, mainly along the West Coast, as well as a spell in New York playing spot nights and open mikes. In 1992, he joined a band in San Francisco called The Seanachai, playing in all the major cities of California. He also toured Canada and Germany as a solo singer before returning home to set up his own construction business. That became one of the many casualties of the economic crash and later his scaffolding business. All the time, he played his music and continued writing songs, as he had from his teens, singing many of them in his sets on stage.

After a lapse of some time, he went back into the music business two years ago accompanied for some months by Danny Moriarty and occasionally Maggie Burns. Thirty-five years ago, Richie began writing ‘Letters from America’, a collection of songs of love, life and happiness, hope and inspiration. He now launches his first CD of eleven of his own songs on this coming Saturday at a concert commencing at 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland which will also be a part beneficiary of the sales. There will be refreshments afterwards as the CDs roll out the door.


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Evan Sheehan’s added time point clinches first win for Tallow JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 Tallow's Thomas Ryan in action with Fourmilewater's Michael O'Gorman during their J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Co. Senior Hurling Championship Group B match played in the Fraher Field. [Maurice Hennebry]

Tallow ………………………1-14; Fourmilewater ………….…1-13. TALLOW’S Evan Sheehan confirmed his sometimes dormant hurling ability at the Fraher Field last Saturday evening when he contributed four points from play as his team won their first of three senior hurling championship games this year. All of the Bridesiders’ full forwards four points were important in the overall scale of the game but none was more so than his class effort in the final play of the match. In the 61st minute the scores were level at 1-13 each when Jamie Barron was attempting to make room for himself to shoot what could have been the winning score. However, Evan Sheehan, who had come out the field from the edge of the square had other ideas. He robbed the ball in the air off Jamie and as cool as a breeze from a distance dissected the posts in the town end. It was a score worthy of winning a game and it did so. Five times during the second half this very entertaining and well contested encounter was level starting at 1-9 a piece in the 40th minute until the 28 year old Sheehan worked his piece of magic. The final play of the game saw

Fourmilewater gallantly seek an equaliser and even a winning goal. Tallow defender Mark O’Brien caught a sliotar, Austin Gleeson like on the country end goal line and James McGrath had a goal effort blocked down by a swarming defence. Back in the first half with 25 minutes played, it was all so different as Fourmilewater led by 1-8 to 0-5 and followed up with two missed scoring opportunities though Tallow keeper Shaun O’Sullivan was responsible for denying Ciaran Walsh a goal with a full length save at the expense of a ’65. This proved fruitless as Dylan Guiry’s effort came back off the upright. One felt that even though Fourmile were leading by 1-3, that these missed opportunities could be a game changer and so it proved. In the second minute of added time, Tommy Ryan, who had taken over the free taking duties from an off form Ryan Grey, surprisingly took a short one to Ian Beecher. The Tallow centre forward headed for goal only to be hauled down at the expense of a penalty which Tommy Ryan clinically dispatched into the Fourmilewater net. Beecher, in fact, came of age in this game. A Harty Cup player this

year, he grew in stature as the game progressed and he matched anyone on the field as a stand-out player. From the outset, this game kept one’s attention. Tholm Guiry and Jake Neville traded third minute scores before Dylan Guiry (f) and Conor Gleeson edged Fourmile in front. Our own opinion that our County players required a bigger break after their four match Munster championship campaign than two weeks was reflected in the below average performances of Jamie Barron and Conor Gleeson who are currently suffering from burn out. However, fixtures are not being made by those who played at the top level or who endured such week in week out intensity and we may be actually doing more harm than good to our players. Tallow enjoyed a mini scoring purple patch from the 6th to the 16th minute with scores by Ryan Grey (f), Tommy Ryan and a contender for score of the match by Evan Sheehan, all of the latter’s scores were in that bracket, 0-4 to 0-3. Fourmilewater, who started without Shane Walsh received a 13th minute blow when Shane Ryan had to retire injured following a heavy tackle by Tallow centre

back Robbie Geary. In fairness to Fourmilewater, they regrouped in style. They scored six of the next seven scores between the 18th and 25th minutes as Tallow majorally lost their way. Dylan Guiry and Ryan Grey traded pointed frees and then it was all Fourmilewater. Conor Gleeson pointed, Ciaran Walsh brought a terrific save out of Shaun O’Sullivan in the 24th minute and Tholm Guiry was on hand to finish to the net, 1-5 to 0-5. Dylan Guiry, Craig Guiry and Thomas O’Gorman added minors as Fourmile looked to be heading for the finishing line first, 1-8 to 0-5. Fourmile increased their lead in the second half from a Dylan Guiry pointed free before Tallow awoke from their mid game aestivation and really got back on track. By the 41st minute, Tallow had changed a 0-4 deficit to a 0-1 advantage courtesy of scores by Tommy Ryan 0-2 (1f), Darrah Buckley, Evan Sheehan and Ian Beecher, 1-10 to 1-9. Tallow were never led from the 41st minute, though Dylan Guiry levelled from a free as the game entered its final quarter. Tommy Ryan (f) and Michael O’Gorman traded points by the 49th minute before Evan Sheehan’s third score

from play restored Tallow’s lead, 1-12 to 1-11. The outcome was really in the melting pot now during a scoreless five minute spell before Dylan Guiry (f) pointed in the 56th minute, responded to by Tommy Ryan’s (f) fifth and final point on the call of normal time, 1-13 each. Three minutes of added time were declared. Dylan Guiry (f) shot over what looked like a final leveller in the 61st minute before Evan Sheehan took centre stage with the winner. This was a very positive game of hurling and it was refreshing to see it played in fine weather. Tallow’s Top Three: Evan Sheehan, Ian Beecher, Tommy Ryan. Fourmilewater’s Top Three: Tholm Guiry, Dylan Guiry, Ciaran Walsh. Observer’s Man of the Match: Evan Sheehan. Number of Scorers: Tallow 6. Fourmilewater 6. Scores From Play: Tallow 0-9. Fourmilewater 1-7. Frees For: Tallow 12. Fourmilewater 11. Wides: Tallow 12. Fourmilewater 8. Score of the Match: Evan Sheehan’s 61st minute winner from

play for Tallow. Scorers – Tallow: Tommy Ryan 1-5 (1-3f), Evan Sheehan 0-4, Ryan Grey 0-2f, Jake Neville, Darragh Buckley and Ian Beecher 0-1 each. Fourmilewater: Darren Guiry 0-7 (6f), Tholm Guiry 1-1, Conor Gleeson 0-2, Craig Guiry, Thomas O’Gorman and Michael O’Gorman 0-1 each. Tallow: Shaun O’Sullivan; Kenneth Kearney, David O’Brien, Michael Tobin; Mark O’Brien, Robbie Geary, Rob Beecher; Thomas Ryan, Jordan Henley; Darragh Mulcahy, Ian Beecher, Jake Neville; Ryan Grey, Evan Sheehan, Darrah Buckley. Subs: Tommy Daly for Darragh Mulcahy (inj. 39), Mark Stewart for Michael Tobin (inj, 52), Brian McCarthy for Jake Neville (55). Fourmilewater: Stephen Ryan; Darren Guiry, Jake Mulcahy, Tom O’Gorman; Dermot Ryan, Tom Barron, Tholm Guiry; Shane Ryan, Conor Gleeson; Craig Guiry, Jamie Barron, Michael O’Gorman; Glen Cullinane, Dylan Guiry, Ciaran Walsh. Subs: James McGrath for Shane Ryan (inj. 13), Kenny Brazil for Ciaran Walsh (59). Referee: Dessie O’Leary (Erins Own).

Abbeyside advances to quarter-finals Abbeyside ………………… 5-17; An Rinn ………………………1-9. ABBEYSIDE’S senior hurlers qualified for the championship quarter finals as the best second place in the Group section of the championship courtesy of the large margin in the above scoreline in Bushy Park last Sunday evening. The Villagers were the sharper, crisper and better side right throughout. They were very disciplined in defence and they went for the jugular from the first whistle knowing that a big win could secure qualification An Rinn were a poor side here and they'll have to improve massively if they want to avoid going back down to the Intermediate grade for the third time since 2012. Their 2018 concentration must be on the big ball game, as anticipated after their fine championship run

last year but senior status in hurling is not easily won and it is worth fighting for in their remaining games. Peter Queally’s charges were 2-1 up inside six minutes as the trend of this game unfolded. Neil Montgomery and Mark Ferncombe were the goal scorers before Donie Breathnach opened An Rinn’s account with a pointed free. Twelve minutes in it looked as if An Rinn would make a game of it when Feargal O Cuirrin got onto a dropping ball and whipped it to the net, 2-3 to 1-3. However, Abbeyside goaled for the third time inside 16 minutes when Conor Prunty scored from the right wing, 2-4 to 1-3. Donie O Murchadha was kept busy in the An Rinn goal as Abbeyside continued to seek major scores. For the

rest of the first half, they had to be content with minor ones per frees by Mark Ferncombe and one from play by Sean Whelan Barrett to gather a winning lead at the break on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-5. For An Rinn, Shane O Cuirrin and Tadhg O hUallachain contributed two fine points in addition to scores from placed balls by Donie Breathnach. An Rinn scored just 0-4 in the second moiety, all inside the third quarter and only one from play via Fearghal O Cuirrin. Abbeyside’s scoring rate dipped a little in the third quarter but Mark Ferncombe worked hard for his second goal in the 43rd minute, getting injured unfortunately and having to be replaced, 4-12 to 1-8. Abbeyside’s fifth and final goal arrived in the 46th minute from the

upgraded Tiernan Murray and after concluding minors by substitute Eoin Kiely and Neil Montgomery it was evident that their side had done enough to deservingly reach the quarter-finals. Abbeyside's best were Conor Prunty, Darragh McGrath, Brian Looby, Neil Montgomery and Mark Ferncombe while An Rinn were well served by Shane O Cuirrin, Tadhg O hUlalachain and Feargal O Cuirrin. Scorers – Abbeyside: Mark Ferncombe (2-6, 0-6fs), Neil Montgomery 1-3, Tiernan Murray 1-0, Conor Prunty 1-0, Eoin Kiely 0-4, 3fs, Patrick Hurney 0-2, Darragh McGrath 0-1, Sean Whelan Barrett 0-1 An Rinn: Feargal O Cuirrin 1-2, Donie Breathnach 0-5, (4fs 1 65),

Shane O Cuirrin 0-1, Tadhg O hUallachain 0-1. Abbeyside: Stephen Enright; Brian Looby, Sean O’Hare, Darragh McGrath; John Elstead, David Collins, Conor Prunty; Maurice Power, John Hurney; Neil Montgomery, Sean Daly, Sean Whelan Barrett; Tiernan Murray, Mark Ferncombe, Patrick Hurney. Subs: Eoin Kiely for Mark Ferncombe (inj.), Michael O’Halloran for Sean Daly. An Rinn: Donie O Murchadha;

Darach O Cathasaigh, Ray O Ceallaighm, Deaglan O hArtaigh; Conor O Cuirrin, Lorcan O Cuirrin, Shane O Cuirrin; Ferdia O hAodha, Donie Breathnach; Cathal O Cuirrrin, Tadhg O hUallachain, Padraig O Murchadha; Eamonn O Crotaigh, Fearghal O Cuirrin, Fearghal O Ceallaigh. Fir Iobaid: Christy Breathnach do Cathal O Cuirrin agus Aodan Mac Gearailt do Padraig O Murchadha. Referee: Tom Mansfield (Cappoquin).


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Understrength Lismore lose out to Mount Sion JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 Lismore's Jack Prendergast is tackled by Mt. Sion's Alan Kirwan during the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Waterford senior hurling championship match in Fraher Field. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport]

Mount Sion ……………..… 4-17; Lismore …………………… 2-15. ONCE Lismore were without the spine of their defence for this senior hurling championship game at the Fraher Field last Sunday evening, their chances of beating a full strength Mt. Sion outfit were minimised. Full back David Prendergast is in the states at present and centre back Paudie Prendergast is away on holidays. Despite the absence of these key players, Lismore were in the hunt for victory until the 52nd minute after Ray Barry’s goal left them trailing by just 0-1 at 2-13 to 2-12. However, there were more goals in the second half than there were in the World Cup the same day and when Stephen Roche and Martin O’Neill pounced for such in the 52nd and in the 55th minutes, the

game was finally put beyond a gallant Lismore fifteen. Mt. Sion brought a good support to this match and their team are not to be dismissed as regards progressing in this championship. They will be happy with their performance apart from the input of star player Austin Gleeson, who just isn’t performing on the club stage as he can do with the County. Especially in the second half, he was unnoticeable out on the field with the team play and determination of his colleagues the force that gave them this win. The title record holders were on top for all of a first half that they won by 1-10 to 0-8. Their goal came as early as the 4th minute when Alan Kirwan provided for Evan McGrath’s strike into the country end. A goal separated the sides at the

end of the first quarter on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-5. Austin Glesson (2f) and Donal Power accounted for 0-2 each with midfielder John Kennedy striking their other minor. Paudie Coleman had opened the game’s scoring with a point for Lismore and others to work the scoreboard included Maurice Shanahan, 0-3 (2f) and Finbarr Reaney. The winners won the second quarter by 0-5 to 0-3 in a spell that didn’t reach any great heights of excitement and ‘Sion were comfortable leaders at the break by 1-2. The game only came to life at the end of the third quarter when Jordan Shanahan finished off a Ray Barry goal attempt to leave just 0-2 the difference at 1-12 to 1-10. Shanahan added a point but ‘Sion were quick to answer this threat to

their lead when substitute Jack Meaney goaled in the town end from a Stephen Roche pass, 2-12 to 1-11. Ray Barry’s 52nd minute goal tested Mt. Sion further but the winners showed maturity in coming back again with those goals by Stephen Roche and Martin O’Neill. Mt. Sion led by 4-13 to 2-14 with 57 minutes on the clock and they finished strongly with four further points by Jack Meaney, Austin Gleeson (f), Stephen Roche and Martin O’Neill (f) to run out deserving 0-8 winners. Mt. Sion’s team play rather than outstanding individuals carried the day. Their defence was difficult to penetrate throughout while five of their six starting forwards scored with Alan Kirwan being replaced early in the second half with what

looked like a nasty injury after a collision in the air with one of his team mates. Lismore were over dependant on Maurice Shanahan for their scores, 0-10 (7f) in total while others to shine for them included Finbarr Reaney, Iarlaith Daly on Austin Gleeson and Aaron Whelan i Lar na Pairce. SEEDED IN PLAY-OFF Mt. Sion are now seeded in the play-off’s for a quarter-final spot and their opponents, decided by a draw, will be either Ballyduff, An Rinn or Fourmilewater. Lismore will play either Dungarvan or Tallow. Scorers – Mount Sion: Martin O’Neill 1-3 (1f), Austin Gleeson 0-5 (4f), Jack Meaney 1-1, Evan McGrath 1-0, Donal Power and Stephen Roche 0-3, John Kennedy and Owen Whelan 0-1 each. Lismore: Maurice Shanahan 0-10 (7f), Jordan Shanahan 1-1, Ray Barry

1-0, Finbarr Reaney 0-2, Paudie Coleman and Jack Prendergast 0-1 each. Mount Sion: Ian O’Regan; Mark Hoban, Peter Penkert, Stephen O’Neill; Barry Ryan, Owen Whelan, Mikey Daykin; John Kennedy, Aaron Dempsey; Stephen Roche, Donal Power, Evan McGrath; Martin O’Neill, Austin Gleeson, Alan Kirwan. Subs: Jack Meaney for Evan McGrath (h/t), Ben Flanagan for Alan Kirwan (inj, 37), Louie Ray Halligan for Aaron Dempsey (54). Lismore: Seanie Barry; Pat Hennessy, Shane Heaphy, Micheal Fitzgerald; Iarlaith Daly, Jack Prendergast, Stevie Barry; Paudie Coleman, Aaron Whelan; Jordan Shanahan, Ray Barry, Finbarr Reaney; Maurice Shanahan, Dan Shanahan, Peter O’Keeffe. Subs: Sean Reaney for Stevie Barry (43), Philip O’Keeffe for Peter O’Keeffe (50), Ronan Landers for Micheal Fitzgerald (57). Referee: Pat Casey (Cappoquin).

Ballygunner serves notice Ballygunner ……………… 7-30; Ballyduff ………………….. 0-10. PRACTICALLY every year, Ballyduff receive the short straw when they are grouped with County champions Ballygunner. This year was no different and though the Reds were expecting the worse here, they couldn’t have imagined that it would be as bad as it turned out to be. Ballygunner are aiming for the 5th County title in a row and the way they performed here and against DLS in last year’s County final reminds us of the powerful force that they are. The Gunners are improving year by year but eventually this group of players will be judged on the Munster club championship where a title here will make them a truly great side at the highest level. Results such as this don’t do any good for Ballyduff, however, we shouldn’t judge them or any team on displays against Ballygunner alone as the Reds have already beaten An Rinn and they played well against Abbeyside before losing out by 0-5. The story of this match centres around the Gunners’ speedy number 14 Conor Power. He finished this game with a personal tally of 4-5 from play while his side’s finishing tally of 7-30 will turn the pages of the senior hurling championship record books. Five minutes in Ballygunner had scored as many points, as their speed, team play and accuracy was in a class of its own. The end of first quarter score was 2-9 to 0-1

while at the conclusion of the first half, the Gunners had registered an amazing 3-19 with just four of those scores coming from Pauric Mahony placed balls. Ballygunner’s Conor ‘Speedy’ Power was the eye catcher in this game, he scored goals in the 11th and in the 13th minutes and he provided for Pauric Mahony’s goal on 20 minutes. Mahony would have scored a second goal but for saves by Conor Sheehan in the country end goal and it can be said that none of the blame for Ballygunner’s hatful of goals can be laid at his door. The winners were relentless in their quest for scores in both halves and overall ten of their players featured on the scoreboard. The Gunners were short key players in Barry Coughlan (inj.) and Philip Mahony, on holidays, while Brian O’Sullivan was substituted during the first quarter. He was replaced by Mark Mullally, who helped himself to a goal and a point. Fergal Hartley, who returned from holidays in Italy for this game substituted a recently overplayed Pauric Mahony in the 39th minute but conscious of keeping their strong intermediate team intact as much as possible returned him to the playing field in the 47th minute when Ian Kenny was injured. Sub. Michael Mullally struck for Ballygunner’s fourth goal in the 38th minute and Tim O’Sullivan added a fifth four minutes later. Conor Power completed his hattrick before the end of the third quarter and Conor Sheehan had

made two great blocks in this period from Pauric Mahony and Tim O’Sullivan. Man of the Match Conor Power brought his tally of green flags to four come the 48th minute as the Gunners didn’t lighten up at any stage on operating the scoreboard. That Ballyduff reached double figures on the board themselves was an achievement in itself against such a ruthless scoring machine, Andrew Casey being the one Reds’ player that looked to be in the same class as his opponents. Ballyduff possess a great spirit and they will lick their wounds after this one and return refreshed in six weeks time to restore pride in their jersey. Interestingly, they shot fifteen wides in this match. The Gunners will drive on to what looks like another County title, keeping an eye on how the championships are going in their neighbouring Munster Counties for later on in the year. Ballygunner’s Top Three: Conor Power, Pauric Mahony, Mikey Mahony. Ballyduff’s Top Three: Andrew Casey, Conor Sheehan, Jamie Kearney. Observer’s Man of the Match: Conor Power. Number of Scorers: Ballygunner 10. Ballyduff 6. Scores From Play: Ballygunner 7-21. Ballyduff 0-7. Frees For: Ballygunner 9. Ballyduff 5. Wides: Ballygunner 8. Ballyduff 15. Score of the Match: Mark Mullally’s 38th minute goal for Ballysaggart. Scorers – Ballygunner: Conor Power 4-5, Pauric Mahony 1-11 (7f), Tim O’Sullivan and Mark Mullally 1-1 each, Mikey Mahony and Barry O’Sullivan 0-3

Ballyduff Upper's Conor Murray is tackled by Ballygunner's Ian Kenny during their J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Co. Senior Hurling Championship Group A match played in the Fraher Field. [Maurice Hennebry]

each, Billy O’Keeffe 0-3 (2f), Peter Hogan, Ian Kenny and Harry Ruddle 0-1 each. Ballyduff: Eoghan Murray 0-4 (3f), Andrew Casey 0-2, Jamie Kearney, Sean Casey, Michael Kearney and Peter Kennedy 0-1 each. Ballygunner: Stephen O’Keeffe; Barry Power, Eddie Hayden, Harley Barnes; Ian Kenny, Wayne Hutchinson, Billy O’Keeffe; Haery Ruddle, Mikey Mahony; Barry O’Sullivan, Pauric Mahony, Peter Hogan; Tim O’Sullivan, Conor Power, Brian O’Sullivan. Subs: Mark Mullally for Brian O’Sullivan (14), Shane O’Kennedy for

Pauric Mahony (39), Pauric Mahony for Ian Kenny(inj. 47). Ballyduff: Conor Sheehan; Oran Leamy, Seamus Hannon, Jamie Hannon; Jamie Kearney, Michael Kearney, Jack Barry; Shane Hannon,

Andrew Casey; Shane Kearney, Eoin O’Brien, Conor Murray; Sean Casey, Eoghan Murray, Fionnan Hickey. Sub: Peter Kennedy for Jack Barry (43). Referee: Thomas Walsh (Modeligo).


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Duggan saves Dungarvan JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 Dungarvan's Cormac Curran in action with De La Salle's Michael Doherty during the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Waterford senior hurling match in Walsh Park. [Sean Byrne//Deise Sport

De La Salle …………………1-10; Dungarvan …………………0-13. IN roasting conditions in Walsh Park last Friday evening, two top class saves by Dungarvan goalie Darren Duggan, one in each half, helped in no small way for his side to gain a draw with City giants DLS in what was a relatively low scoring senior hurling championship encounter. At the same time DLS will be the happier of the two teams as they remain unbeaten and they are the ones from this group to qualify for the championship quarter finals. No team is out of contention yet in this new style system as Dungarvan still have the opportunity to progress while they could also be dragged into a relegation battle. An attendance of 838 shunned the seaside to watch this game and after Eddie Meaney and Kevin Moran had produced minor scores from play for DLS, Dungarvan settled down and after 11 minutes they led by 0-5 to 0-2. The game’s top scorer Cormac Curran opened their account in the 3rd minute and further points by Cathal Curran, Cormac Curran (f) and a brace from play in quick succession by Gavin Crotty gave Dungarvan the initiative. Starting at wing back, DLS’s Shane Ryan pointed his team’s first

score in six minutes and immediately Eddie Meaney caught the Blues’ defence napping when he received a quick line ball and claimed the only goal of the hour with a dipping effort from a distance, 1-3 to 0-5. Adam Farrell added a white flag and with a quarter of the game played, Eoin Dunphy’s charges were back in command at 1-4 to 0-5. WATER BREAK The directive from on high last weekend that water breaks be utilised every fifteen minutes was welcomed by the players and it was Dungarvan who received the benefits of the H2O first with two of their best players Kieran Power and John Curran levelling the match for the third occasion at 1-4 to 0-7 with 25 minutes on the clock. Eddie Meaney edged DLS back in front on 26 minutes when a goal was also very much on. Kevin Moran pointed a free in the 28th minute and Kieran Power kept his team in touch with his second point and the final one of the first half, 1-6 to 0-8 in favour of the favourites. On the call of normal time in the first half, Adam Farrell was upended and Kevin Moran’s penalty was well stopped by Blues keeper Darren Duggan, a vital save at this stage of the game. In the scorching conditions the

standard of play deteriorated in the second half with six of the nine scores coming from placed balls. Four minutes in Darren Duggan made his second save at another crucial stage before Kevin Moran (f) stretched DLS’s lead to 0-2. A needless altercation by those involved resulted in red cards being distributed to Dungarvan’s Darragh Lyons and Eoin Madigan of DLS and this left an edge to proceedings both on and off the field for the remainder of the game. Shane Ryan’s pointed free in the 43rd minute left a clear goal between the teams and one would have expected last year’s County finalists to drive on from there. However, Dungarvan were turning in one of their best performances in the past three years and their play produced two frees which Cormac Curran converted to leave just 0-1 the difference at 1-8 to 0-10. Adam Farrell scored his second point for DLS in the 50th minute before Cathal Curran brought a great save out of Shaun O’Brien at the expense of a ‘65’ which Cormac Curran pointed, 1-9 to 0-11. DLS increased their lead for the final time in the 53rd minute with their last score of the match from Paidi Nevin but it was Dungarvan who finished the hour the stronger and not only did they draw the match but they had good oppor-

tunities to win it. Top scorer Cormac Curran levelled matters from play in the 54th minute before he and Gavin Crotty shot wides inside four minutes. The Blues deserved equaliser came in the final minute of normal time after Jack Lacey was fouled in possession when Cormac Curran struck his seventh score. Dungarvan’s Top Three: Darren Duggan, Cormac Curran, Kieran Power. DLS’s Top Three: Eddie Meaney, Shane McNulty, Shane Ryan. Observer’s Man of the Match: Darren Duggan. Number of Scorers: Dungarvan 5. DLS 5. Scores From Play: Dungarvan 0-7. DLS 1-7. Frees For: Dungarvan 6. DLS 5. Wides: Dungarvan 10. DLS 14. Score of the Math: Eddie Meaney’s 14th minute goal for DLS. Scorers – Dungarvan: Cormac Curran 0-7 (4f, 1’65’), Gavin Crotty and Kieran Power 0-2 each, John Curran and Cathal Curran each DLS: Eddie Meaney 1-2, Kevin Moran 0-3 (2f), Adam Farrell 0-2, Shane Ryan 0-2 (1f), Paidi Nevin 0-1. Dungarvan: Darren Duggan;

John Curran, Kevin Daly, Jack Lacey; Jamie Nagle, Kieran Power, Kenny Moore; Cathal Curran, Conor Sheridan; Joe Allen, Colm Curran, Gavin Crotty; Cormac Curran, Darragh Lyons, Mike Kiely. Subs: Aaron Donnolly for Nagle (inj.52), Kealan Daly for Mike Kiely (55). DLS: Shaun O’Brien; Tom

Moran, Kenneth Byrne, Michael Doherty; Shane McNulty, Jake Dillon, Shane Ryan; Eddie Barrett, Paidi Nevin; Kevin Moran, Adam Farrell, Cormac McCann; Eddie Meaney, Dean Twomey, Eoin Madigan. Subs: Thomas Douglas for Dean Twomey (54). Referee: Noel Kelly (Erin’s Own).

Dungarvan's Kenny Moore delivers the sliotar into his forward line ahead of DLS's Cormac McCann.

Lynch save sends Passage to quarter-finals Passage ……………………1-11; Roanmore ………………… 0-13. BOTH sides had it all to play for in Walsh Park on Sunday evening where a win for either could secure top spot in the Group and an automatic quarter final place, depending on the result of the other Group game in the Fraher Field. In the event we had a game that went right down to the wire with goalkeeper Eddie Lynch emerging as the Passage hero having brilliantly saved a Billy Nolan penalty in added time to preserve his side’s one point lead and send them into the quarter finals as Group winners based on their head to head win over Mount Sion. From the start, there was nothing spared by either side in the heat and on a rock hard surface as Passage had first call on a cooling breeze blowing into the Keanes Road end. A point by Dale Hayes directly from the throw-in gave Roanmore the perfect start but within two minutes Passage were

in front with points from Thomas Connors and Stephen Lynch. Roanmore drew level in the 5th minute with Dale Hayes setting up Emmet O’Toole for his first score but points from Owen Connors (2Fs) and Killian Fitzgerald had Passage three points clear after ten minutes. Fouls on Brian Nolan and Richard Hurley were punished with points from frees by Emmet O’Toole and Owen Connors respectively as Roanmore’s Brian Cooke was forced off with a hamstring injury to be replaced by David Barrett. By the 16th minute Roanmore were just a point behind after O’Toole sent over two more points from frees. Passage’s Sean Hogan was denied a goal by a brilliant Billy Nolan and strong Passage pressure came to nothing with Sean Treacy shooting badly wide in front of an open goal. Roanmore were forced into a second early substitution with fullback Shane Mackey being forced

off injured to be replaced by Stephen Grant and in the 23rd minute the sides were level for the third time with Billy Nolan sending over a free from the halfway line. An Owen Connors effort from a 20 metre free in front of the posts was deflected for a ‘65’ by Nolan, from which Connors put his side back into the lead. Emmet O’Toole levelled matters yet again from a free and after another free on the stand side was signalled wide the umpire was over-ruled by the referee on the intervention by the linesman and Roanmore were in front by 0-8 to 0-7 at the break. On the resumption it was Passage who hit the ground running with Thomas Connors putting Sean Treacy in for a goal inside a minute and from the puck out Liam Flynn returned the ball over the bar for a three point lead. Roanmore hit back with David Barrett sending over a great point from distance and Emmet O’Toole was denied a goal with Darragh

Lynch making a goal line block for a ‘65’ which O’Toole converted. ALL ACTION It was all action now as Killian Fitzgerald nudged Passage back into a two point lead in the 39th minute and it was end to end action without a score for the next ten minutes before Owen Connors, from a free, gave his side a three point lead again in the 50th minute. With five minutes remaining Roanmore had cut the Passage lead to the minimum with points from frees by Billy Nolan and Emmet O’Toole but an Owen Connors point from play kept Passage in control and after Connors shot wide from a close in free the game was still in the melting pot going into the closing minutes as David Barrett’s second point from outfield left just one between the teams. With the tension mounting and the game going into added time Roanmore sub Conor Ryan was through on goal but was grabbed

by Eddie Lynch for a clear penalty. Billy Nolan was summoned forward to take the shot and with Roanmore needing the win to have a chance of making the quarterfinals the odds were in favour of Nolan putting his side two points clear. With the goalkeepers squaring up to each other Nolan’s low drive was stopped by the diving Eddie Lynch at his left hand post and put out for a ‘65’. Roanmore declined the shot for a point and in an effort to manufacture a late goal went short. The move broke down and Passage held out to make it into the quarter finals. It was a dramatic climax to a very tight group with Roanmore and Mount Sion both making it into the second tier for the playoff draw. Scorers – Passage: Owen Connors 0-6 (4Fs,1’65’), Sean Treacy 1-0, Killian Fitzgerald 0-2, Thomas Connors, Stephen Lynch and Liam

Flynn 0-1 each. Roanmore: Emmet O’Toole 0-8 (6Fs,1’65’), Billy Nolan (2Fs) and David Barrett 0-2 each, Dale Hayes 0-1. Passage: Eddie Lynch, Darragh Lynch, Jason Roche, Jason Flood, Pa Walsh, Noel Connors, Adam Roche, Killian Fitzgerald, Stephen Lynch, Richard Hurley, Thomas Connors, Liam Flynn, Sean Hogan, Owen Connors, Sean Treacy. Subs: John Whitty for Hogan (48), Patrick Flynn for S. Lynch (60). Roanmore: Billy Nolan, Chris Dempsey, Shane Mackey, Charlie Chester, Colm Burke, Eamonn Power, Ray Connolly, Frank McGrath, Eoin Madigan, Brian Nolan, Gavin O’Brien, Dale Hayes, Brian Cooke, Emmet O’Toole, Daniel Murphy. Subs: David Barrett for Cooke (14), Stephen Grant for Mackey (20), Conor Ryan for Hayes (48), Harry White for O’Brien (BS.60). Referee: Alan Kissane (Dunhill).


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Under 16s crowned Munster ‘C’ champions MUNSTER LADIES UNDER 16 FOOTBALL FINAL Waterford captain Sadhbh Hallinan, Ballymacarbry, lifts the under 16 Munster cup.

Waterford ………………………..3-20; Clare ………………………. 0-2. LAST Monday week our under 16s returned to action to play their long awaited Munster C final. Played in Tipperary town, Dr. Morris Park in sweltering heat this was a game that Waterford were never going to lose. From the first to the last whistle our girls completely dominated every section of the field. With our goalkeeper Rhona not putting a foot wrong behind a very tight full back line and an attacking half back line. Clare were restricted to just two points for the hour. Points from all our free scoring forward and dominant midfield pairing proved too much for the Banner side. It was a performance which hugely pleased manager Johnny Troy and his selectors Paul Fitz, Fionnuala and Grainne. Also another bonus for the girls was full forward Aoife Fitzgerald receiving the player of the match award. Final score was Waterford 3-20; Clare 0-2.

Aoife Fitzgerald of Gaultier who was Player of the Match.

MINOR ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL Well done to our minors who played Kildare in the All-Ireland B semifinal in Nenagh on Saturday. WATERFORD LADIES FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT ACADEMIES Waterford Ladies Football will hold an eight session programme of Development Academies. Training location: Kilrossanty GAA Grounds.

Under 13 ages: 2005 to 2006 on Saturday, 7th July at 11 a.m. Under 15 Ages: 2003 to 2004 on Wednesday, 11th July at 7.30 p.m. Under 17 Ages: 2001 to 2002 on Wednesday, 18th July at 7.30 p.m. and Saturday, 21st July at 11 a.m. All clubs to issue list of names for each academy by 28th June 2018. Call: 087 6167891. Email:

Waterford Ladies Football team who were crowned Munster under 16 champions recently.

Clonea GAA Under 14 Féile champions 2018

Captain Ryan Hennessy and family.

Barry Whelan and Family.

Patrick Mackey and Gearoid Power.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

The Waterford senior camogie team who lost narrowly to Kilkenny in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship at Walsh Park on Saturday, 30th June, 2018. [Noel Browne]

All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Déise gets their claws into the Cats Kilkenny ……………………1-13; Waterford ……………….… 0-10. A SECOND championship defeat for Waterford but league winners Kilkenny were made to sweat for victory on a sweltering Saturday evening in Walsh Park. It was a gutsy effort from the home side who finished with fourteen players for the second game running. Goalkeeper Brianna O’Regan got her marching orders in the 40th minute for a high challenge on Miriam Walsh. Áine Lyng and substitute number one Ciara Jackman stopped the subsequent penalty from Denise Gaule. Waterford were outnumbered but still managed to outscore their opponents by five points to four over the remainder of the contest. Beth Carton accounted for eight of the ten white flags. Donal O’Rourke made five changes from the heavy defeat to Galway as O’Regan, Kate Lynch, Claire Whyte, Fiona Morrissey and Aisling Power all got the nod. They kept it compact in defence as Áine Lyng protected her full back line. Michelle Quilty’s green flag wiped out a bright start from the hosts. Waterford were unable to capitalise on two goal chances of their own. In first half injury time, Annie Fitzgerald failed to connect with the sliotar after Jacqui Frisby saved from Beth Carton. Deirdre Fahy had a goal disallowed in the second half when Ray Kelly blew the whistle for an earlier infringement. Player of the match Katie Power struck 0-3 from play for the Cats and pulled the strings at centre forward. Five points in a row either side of the break sealed their second win despite Gaule’s penalty miss. Camogie president Kathleen Woods was in attendance for this colourful occasion. A piper led the two teams in a pre-match parade in front of the stand, Dermot Keyes sang the national anthem and an under 10 blitz between local clubs was staged at half time. On a scorched Walsh Park pitch, a determined Déise had two points on the board in as many minutes. Annie Fitzgerald’s run down the left wing was rewarded with a white flag before Beth Carton obliged from a difficult angle on the opposite sideline. In the third minute, Denise Gaule’s free was

batted down by O’Regan and Michelle Quilty grabbed the loose ball and smashed it home. Although Carton levelled from a free, Kilkenny didn’t fall behind again. Ann Downey’s team took control with three points on the spin. Gaule converted a free before she created a score for Anna Farrell. At the other end, Carton pulled a 45 right and wide. Áine Lyng then tried to play a sideline ball back to O’Regan but whipped it out for a 45 instead. Gaule did the needful (1-3 to 0-3). A water break was granted midway through the half as temperatures hovered around the mid-twenties. Carton added two frees during the second quarter. Waterford’s wide count rose to five however as Lyng sent a free wide and Niamh Rockett’s effort bounced the wrong side of the posts. The last three points of the half went to the black and amber via Power, Gaule and Quilty (1-8 to 0-5). In the third minute of injury time, Jacqui Frisby saved Carton’s fierce shot and Annie Fitzgerald had a fresh air strike when she rushed in for the rebound. Anna Farrell stretched

Kilkenny’s lead to seven on the restart. O’Regan then upended Miriam Walsh in the large rectangle. Ray Kelly consulted his umpires and linesmen before brandishing a red card. When play resumed, Lyng and Jackman saved Gaule’s penalty attempt. Anne Dalton picked up the clearance around midfield and drove the sliotar between the posts. With a player less, Waterford enjoyed a purple patch. After Fahy’s goal was controversially called back, Carton popped over the close range free. She then shot one from play off her left side. Frisby directed the subsequent puckout over the sideline and Kaiesha Tobin assisted a point for Fahy. 1-10 to 0-8 with twelve minutes to play. Points from Grace Walsh, Katie Power and Shelly Farrell subdued the Waterford comeback. The white and blue battled to the bitter end however. Fouls on Carton and Niamh Rockett yielded two consolation points. Waterford can still qualify for the quarter finals with victories over Limerick and Clare. The Shannonsiders are next up at Walsh Park on July 14. The championship starts now for the Déise.

Scorers for Kilkenny: Michelle Quilty 1-1, Denise Gaule (2fs, 1 45), Katie Power 0-3 each, Anna Farrell 0-2, Grace Walsh, Anne Dalton, Shelly Farrell, Miriam Walsh 0-1 each. Scorers for Waterford: Beth Carton 0-8 (6fs), Annie Fitzgerald, Deirdre Fahy 0-1 each. Kilkenny: Jacqui Frisby; Michelle Teehan, Collette Dormer, Catherine Foley; Davina Tobin, Edwina Keane, Grace Walsh; Anna Farrell, Anne Dalton; Kelly Ann Doyle, Katie Power, Denise Gaule; Michelle Quilty, Miriam Walsh, Shelly Farrell. Subs: Meighan Farrell for Doyle, Julie Ann Malone for Keane, Danielle Morrissey for Walsh, Aoife Doyle for Gaule, Grace O’Donnell for Malone. Waterford: Brianna O’Regan; Kate Lynch, Iona Heffernan, Sibeal Harney; Claire Whyte, Áine Lyng, Shauna Kiernan; Niamh Rockett, Lorraine Bray; Annie Fitzgerald, Beth Carton. Deirdre Fahy; Kaiesha Tobin, Fiona Morrissey, Aisling Power. Subs: Ciara Jackman for Morrissey, Caithriona McGlone for Power, Kate McMahon for Whyte, Orla Hickey for Bray. Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare).

The Waterford U-16s who defeated Down by a score of 6-14 to 0-3 in the first round of the AllIreland U-16 Camogie Championship in An Riocht, Co. Down on Sunday, 1st July, 2018. [Garrett FitzGerald Photography]

ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER 16B Waterford ……………… 6-14; Down ……………………... 0-3. Waterford's under 16 Camogie team travel to An Riocht in County Down to commence their championship campaign on Sunday last. Waterford faced an four hour journey to Down. Waterford started at breakneck speed and raced into a 3 point lead after five minutes as they set the pace as the half developed. Great movement through the middle and from our half forward line created space for Áine O’Neill to exploit as she scored 1-03 in the opening quarter. The half continued in the same vein and at half time the ladies from the Déise held a commanding lead of 1-10 to 0-2. After an extended half time break, to allow for the exceptional warm conditions, the second half followed a similar pattern to the first. Great movement and link play through the lines saw Ciara Sheehan goal two goals, Áine O’Neil, Natasha Dobbyn, Hannah Walsh score a goal each to add to the team tally. All the while the forwards tagged on points to eventually run out winners on a score of 6-14 to 0-3.

In addition to the well taken scores, the work rate of all the players on the field and their willingness to attack the sliothar set the tone for the overall performance. BRILLIANT SHOWING This was a brilliant showing for our squad who have worked hard in training over the last six months. The skill levels of all the players is developing and the close knit environment is aiding the ladies to display their skills in the heat of championship camogie. ANTRIM NEXT The team is out again next week against Antrim at a half way venue to be confirmed. Waterford: Elena Gallagher, Mide Delaney, Alisha Flynn, Sheena McGuckian, Rachel Walsh, Sarah Maher, Sorcha Cantwell, Roise Ni Mhuiri, Aine O’Neill, Dara Fitzgerald, Alannah Jones, Roisin Kirwan, Ciara Sheehan, Aoife Fitzgerald, Anna Mai Drohan, Amy Coffey, Hannah Walsh, Rachel Jones, Mary Kate Prendergast, Hannah Leamy, Beth Gardner, Holly Ryan, Niamh Crowley, Natasha Dobbyn, Clodagh Hoctor, Helen Connolly, Clodagh Tutty, Caoimhe Ni Dhuibhir, Clodagh Curham, Kate Foley and Annie Quinn.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


Gerry Kennedy Eastern Junior A Hurling Championship

Niall Dunphy scores hat-trick for Ballydurn

Picture shows Kelly Anne Hogan of Waterford in possession of the ball.

Ballydurn's wing back Niall Flynn pictured in possession ahead of Bunmahon midfielder John Roche.

Ballydurn ………………...…5-17; Bonmahon ………………..….1-9. THIS Eastern Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship games was played in Kill last Thursday evening and it resulted in a runaway win for Ballydurn over a weakened Bunmahon side that have now lost all of their four championship games to date. Bunmahon gave of their best but they just didn’t have the all round balance of Ballydurn to spring a surprise here. Also, they were without key players Micheal Harney and Ciaran Buckley and they lost a scoring forward to injury during the first half, John Montgomery. Ballydurn full forward Paddy Dunphy and Niall Dunphy were key goal scoring figures in both halves. Paddy scored his team’s first goal and he made the second for their speedy corner forward Niall. These two goals and points via Micheal Power, Conor Burns (2), Niall Flynn and Shane Behan gave their team a 2-5 to 0-5 half-time advantage. Bunmahon found their scores much harder to come by and it was near to half time when they scored

their first two points from play per Jack Montgomery after John Roche had earlier pointed two ‘65’s and a free. The second half was in its infancy when the ever accurate Shane Behan pointed two frees before Paddy Dunphy struck for his second green flag. With the scoreboard reading 3-7 to 0-5 there looked to be no way back for Bunmahon and so it proved. Niall Dunphy shot home a fourth Ballydurn goal in the 51st minute when Conor Burns delivered the sliotar to him and he headed for goal with just one thing on his mind. Dunphy completed his hat-trick a few minutes later for Ballydurn’s fifth goal and they finished of the game with a litany of points by such as Conor Keane, Conor Burns, Shane Behan and substitute Andy Hubbard (2). In fairness to Bunmahon, they continued to try as if there was just a few points between the teams but they had to be content with a penalty goal by Karl Duggan after Paul Dempsey was fouled and a few minor scores by Karl Duggan,

John Roche and substitute Ross Kiely. Scorers: Ballydurn: Niall Dunphy 3-0, Paddy Dunphy 2-0, Conor Burns 0-5 (2f), Shane Behan 0-5 (2f), Niall Flynn, Micheal Power and Andy Hubbard 0-2 each, Conor Keane 0-1. Bunmahon: Karl Duggan 1-1 (1-0f), John Roche 0-5 (3 ‘65’, 2f), Jack Montgomery 0-2, Ross Kiely 0-1. Ballydurn: Richie Kirwan; Kevin Mulcahy, Darren Long, Sean Cummins; Niall Flynn, Ger Dunphy, Conor Flynn; Paul Cummins, Conor Keane; Conor Burns, Micheal Power, Luke Foran; Shane Behan, Paddy Dunphy, Niall Dunphy. Subs: James Kiersey, Dan Dunne, Jack Dunphy, Nick Hally, Andy Hubbard, Jack Kirwan, Brian Walsh. Bunmahon: Thomas Wall; Cian Hally, Adrian Heffernan; Johnathon Fenton, Karl Duggan, Kevin Hally; David Crowley, John Roche; Jack Montgomery, Dylan Power, Conal Queally; Kevin Dineen, Paul Dempsey, Pa Queally. Referee: Alan Kissane (Dunhill).

All-Ireland Minor B Ladies Football semi-final Kildare …………………...…0-18; Waterford ……………….…. 2-11. By Thomas Keane THERE was no joy for the Waterford Minor Ladies Football team on Saturday afternoon last in Nenagh in the All-Ireland B Semi final as Kildare win by a single point, thanks to a brilliant third quarter by the Lillywhites. A disappointing small crowd made their way to the North Tipperary venue for this game, but while it is Kildare that advance to the All-Ireland Final the real winners are those that showed up on the day to see these two sides clash in what was a hugely exciting game where the outcome was in doubt right to the end. Waterford opened brightly with points from Aoife Fitzgerald, Abbey Dunphy and Annie O’Neill after Sarah Doyle had given the Lilly whites an early lead. Molly Aspel and the brilliant Neasa Dooley pulled points back to level matters before Kelly Ann Hogan put Waterford back in front. But it was to be a short lived lead as Neasa Dooley with a brace of scores and once from Sarah Doyle gave Kildare a 0-6 to 0-4 lead. Clodagh Carroll pointed for Waterford but it was followed with efforts from Leah Hayes and Neasa Dooley which put Kildare three in front.

But back came Waterford in fine style as Sarah Lacey rattled the Kildare net for the games first goal to level matters before the same player pointed to give Waterford the lead. While Nanci Murphy soon levelled matters once more, Clodagh Carroll hit a second goal for the Déise Ladies to edge them back in front for a deserved three point lead. Claire Nugent and Neasa Dooley made it a one point game but before the short whistle Sarah Lacey pointed for Waterford to give them a 2-7 to 0-11 lead at the break. It was Kildare that had the better of much of the second half. Aislinn Dooley and Kelly Ann Hogan swapped early scores before Nanci Murphy, Lara Curran, Molly Aspell, Neasa Dooley and Molly Dagg hit points in a row for the eventual winners. But it was Waterford that finished the stronger of the sides. Kildare finished the game with a numerical disadvantage as Lauren Murtagh was sin binned, and in the closing minutes Waterford kicked scores from Sarah Lacey, Aoife Brazil and Brigita Valuntaite, but the further score that Waterford needed to get something from this game did not arrive.

Kildare: Ciara Farrell; Ciara Regan, Lara Gilbert, Emily Birch; Hazel McLoughlin, Lauren Murtagh, Ali Cullen; Molly Aspell, Lara Curran; Claire Nugent, Neasa Dooley, Aislinn Dooley; Sarah Doyle, Nanci Murphy, Leah Hayes. Subs: Joanne Deasy for Claire Nugent, Ciara Downey for Hazel McLoughlin, Molly Dagg for Leah Hayes, Eve Kehoe for Sarah Doyle. Scorers: Neasa Dooley 0-6 (5f), Nanci Murphy, Sarah Doyle, Molly Dagg 0-2 each, Molly Aspell, Lara Curran, Claire Nugent, Aislinn Dooley, Leah Hayes 0-1 each. Waterford: Rosie Landers; Cara Murray, Roisin Dunphy, Kirsty Green; Abby Dalton, Mary Kate Curran, Brigita Valuntaite; Kelly Anne Hogan, Keeley Corbett Barry; Annie O’Neill, Sarah Lacey, Clodagh Carroll; Abby Dunphy, Aoife Fitzgerald, Kate Cliffe. Subs: Briona McGrath for Abby Dunphy, Aoife Brazil for Kate Cliffe, Sadbh Hallahan for Abby Dalton, Alanna White for Aoife Fitzgerald. Scorers: Sarah Lacey 1- 4 (1f), Clodagh Carroll 1-1, Brigita Valuntaite, Kelly Ann Hogan, Annie O’Neill, Aoife Fitzgerald (f), Aoife Brazil (f) 0-1 each Referee: Barry Redmond (Wexford).

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Naomh Brid U-8 players who took part in a hurling and football blitz over the last two weeks.

ST. AUGUSTINE’S REGAIN U-151⁄2 TITLE Championship: Waterford Colleges Under 151⁄2 Football Final. Venue: Kill. Date: Thursday, 27th May. Half-time Score: Tramore CBS 2-4; St. Augustine’s 2-3. Full-time score: St. Augustine’s 5-8; Tramore CBS 2-6. St. Augustine’s Scorers: B. Harty 2-4, J. Wall 2-3, L. Briggs 1-0, E. Walsh 0-1. St. Augustine’s: M. Dee (Kilrossanty), R. Hanrahan (Abbeyside), A Dalton (St. Mary’s, Capt.), C. O’Connor (Ardmore), M. Walsh (Stradbally), J. Coade (Kilrossanty), B. Wall (Clonea), E. Walsh (St. Olivers), L. Briggs (Abbeyside), J. Wall (St. Pat’s), J. Hurney (Abbeyside), D. O Meachair (An Rinn), S. Hayes (Dungarvan), B. Harty (Ardmore), G. O’Donovan (St. Olivers).



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

Comeragh Oil Western Intermediate Hurling Championship

Intermediate Hurling Championship reaches quarter-final stages THERE was always going to be nobody out of the championship at the conclusion of the Group stages last weekend but what we have learned now is who is playing who in the knockout stages. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and Brickeys as group winners will play Stradbally and Ardmore respectively in the first two ‘quarters’ and Ballysaggart will play Shamrocks and the tie of the round will be the local derby between Modeligo and Cappoquin. ROUND 3 RESULTS GROUP 1 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg …. 3-17; Ballysaggart ……………….2-19. Played in the Fraher Field last Friday evening, the game between Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg and Ballysaggart could not have been any closer bar a draw. Playing without the injured Tadhg De Bourca and also Paul O’Connor, the winners just about edged out a Ballysaggart side short the services of the Bennett brothers Shane and Kieran. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg: Mark McGrath; Sean Bourke, Jason Seward, Ciaran Bourke; Ronan Fitzgerald, Brian Lynch, Adam ‘Sullivan; Brian O’Halloran, Edmond O’Halloran; Luke Seward, James O’Leary, Sean Fleming; Cian Ryan, Darren Foley, Declan Allen. Sub: Conor Lynch for Cian Ryan. Ballysaggart: Michael Ryan; Liam O’Gorman, Brian Kearney, Jack Roche; Steven Mangan, Darren Meagher, Paddy Carey; Chris O’Gorman, Christy Murphy; Ronan Walsh, Eugen O’Brien, Cailean O’Gorman; Stephen Bennett,

Ken Cashel, Kyle Bennett. Subs: Sam Ryan, Kevin Murphy, Barry Murphy, Paddy Nugent, Ger Fennessy, Brian Kearney, Michael Kearney, Sham Clancy. Referee: Killian O’Sullivan (Cappoquin).

CAPPOQUIN WIN In the other Group 1 game which was played last Sunday evening at the Dungarvan club grounds, goals by Killian O’Sullivan and Matty Noonan were the main difference in Cappoquin’s win over Ardmore by 2-17 to 0-15. Cappoquin: Darren Curran; Kevin Looby, Shane Coughlan, Paddy Murphy; Mikey O’Brien, Paul Murray, Shane Murray; Colm Looby, Tim Looby; Matty Noonan, David Cahillane, Shane O’Rourke; Tommy McCarthy, Aaron O’Sullivan, Killian O’Sullivan. Ardmore: Jack Walsh; Niall Hennessy, Declan Prendergast, Joe Murphy; Gavin Williams, Seamus Keating, Richie Hennessy; Kenny Murphy, Michael Cronin; Jack Keane, David Gartland, John Gartland; Seamus Keating, Seamus Prendergast, Niall Power. Subs: Padraig Foley, Dylan Troy, Dan Carlton.

GROUP 2 Brickeys ……………………1-15; Modeligo ……………………0-15. Brickeys bounced back from their defeat the previous week to Shamrocks to win this game and in the process top the Group 2 table on the completion of all its games. Darragh O’Herlihy’s goal separated the teams. This win by the Bushy Park men ensures that they will play the other table toppers Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in the IHL

final. Brickeys: Jamie Kiely; Johnny Cooney, Shane Nugent, Dylan O’Donovan; Carthach Shalloe, Philly Walsh, Diarmuid Tobin; Oran Keevers, Mark Cummins; Conor Whelan, Conor Phelan, Cormac O’Grady; John Morrissey, Conor McGrath, Darragh O’Herlihy. Subs: Tadhg Tobin for Carthach Shalloe, Lar Houlihan for Conor Phelan. Modeligo: Donal O’Keeffe; Nicky O’Donovan, Brian McCarthy, Robbie Buckley; Shane Troy, Sean O’Donovan, John McGrath; Keith Hickey, John Devine, Tom Devine; Niall Browne, Paul Wright, Jamie Troy. Sub: J. P. Ryan. Referee: Killian O’Sullivan (Cappoquin).

Stradbally …………………. 4-12; Shamrocks …………………2-13. BOTH teams were missing key players for this game at the Dungarvan club grounds on Sunday evening but all credit to Stradbally for managing the better

and for coming with two late goals to record their first win of the championship. Michael Walsh led by example once again for the Reds and another hardened battler Ger Power impressed at full forward scoring two of his team’s goals. Both clubs will be hoping to return to full strength for the concluding stages of this championship. Stradbally: Trevor Curran; Ger Crowley, Ciaran Cusack, Paul Connors; Cathal Cusack, Rob Aherne, Paul Tobin; Michael Walsh, Jack Mullaney; Ricky Power, Eoin O’Brien, Cormac Gough; Jack Navin, Ger Power, Nicky Power. Shamrocks: Kieran O’Keeffe, Tom Roche, Adam Crawford, Brian Harnedy, Paudie Roche, Shane Roche, Cathal Herlihy, Billy Hynes, Ed Lonergan, Stephen Lucey, Shane Harnedy, Ed Hynes, Kieran Crawford, Eoin Murphy, Kelvin O’Farrell. Referee: John Condon (An Rinn).


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Group of volunteers who helped with the food at the launch of the Healthy Club at Abbeyside-Ballinacourty GAA Club. [Dan McGrath]

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Local Bar Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship

St. Mary’s top Junior ‘A’ Hurling Table St. Mary’s ………………..… 1-17; Ballinameela ……………… 1-14. DESPITE losing a player to a red card during the second half, St. Mary’s won this top of the table clash in Colligan last Saturday evening by 0-3. Ballinameela were tops before this game but St. Mary’s have now moved into that position with one game less played. St. Mary’s: JP Fitzpatrick; Dermot Tobin, Denis Coffey, Tom Tobin; Owen Barron, Brendan McGourty, Gearoid Hallinan; Kevin Sheehan, Jack Power; Sean Fitzpatrick, Eoin Kearns, Jason Sheehan; Kieran Barron, Mike Kearns,Jack Skehan. Subs: JJ Coffey for Mike KearnsAidan Fitzpatrick for Jack Power. Ballinameela: Donagh Looby; Jack Sullivan, Paul Curran, Rob Shine; Jack MGrath, Mikey Phelan, Kealon Looby; Cian Culloo, Eamonn Walsh; Jim Curran, Davy Phelan, Liam O’Brien; Shane McGovern, Conor Buckley. Sub: Cian Horewood for Tom Kiely.

GERALDINES WIN AGAIN Geraldines ……………...… 1-17; Colligan ………………….… 1-11. Geraldines returned to the Dungarvan club grounds for the second time in five days and recorded their second win in a row with a good 0-6 win over a fancied Colligan side. Colligan led at the break by 1-8 to 0-7 with Johnny Wall as usual in scoring form for Collligan and Ger O’Donovan likewise for the Gers. Colligan registered just 0-3 in the second half in contrast to an improving Geraldines side who scored 110 to run out deserving winners. Geraldines: Eric Kennefick; John Tobin, Stephen Fitzgerald, Ricky Fitzgerald; Jamie Landers, Liam O’Connell, Eamonn Mernin; Stephen Hally (Capt.), Tiernan O’Connell; Shane Kenny, Stephen Kennefick, Aidan Dwyer; Stevie Landers, Alan Lawlor, Ger O’Donovan. Colligan Rockies: Evan McKenna; Alan Walsh, John Nick Fennell, Adam Dunford; Michael Horgan, Mark Flynn, Reece Stringer; Richie Kiely, Jason Dunford; John Wall, John Morrissey, Gavin Whelan; Ian Fraher, Dean McKenna, Sam Murphy Nix. Subs: Fran Duggan, Stephen McGrath, John Flynn, Charlie Whelan. Referee: Killian O’Sullivan (Cappoquin).

ABBEYSIDE STAYS IN TOUCH Abbeyside ………………… 1-17; Tourin ……………………… 1-10. At the end of the Group games the top four teams will contest the semi-finals and in defeating Tourin in Cappoquin last Saturday, Abbeyside’s second fifteen have kept themselves in touch for one of those four positions. This game was played at the Cappoquin venue and Abbeyside who played for 45 minutes with 14 players turned in a powerful performance to beat a Tourin side who were shot the services of a number of their senior players. Abbeyside were reduced to fourteen players in the 15th minute when Gavin Breen received a red card for an altercation off the ball. It was at this stage that Abbeyside took complete control of the game and scored 1-7 without reply for the remaining 15 minutes of the first half. Tourin had the first score of the game in the first minute when Donal McGrath pointed. Stephen Cliffe levelled matters in the 2nd minute with a free for Abbeyside. Daniel Leahy pointed a free for Tourin then a minute later and Brendan Scanlan scored again for Tourin. David Sweeney got the next two points for Abbeyside and then Daniel Leahy got Tourin’s last score of the half in the 7th minute when he pointed from a free. Diarmuid Henley and David Sweeney pointed for Abbeyside who then lost the services of Gavin Breen. From this to the end of the first half Abbeyside scored at will with Stephen Cliffe scoring 1-3 the goal coming in the 28th minute. Shane Crotty, David Sweeney (0-2) and Richie Ryan tagged on points for Abbeyside. At the half time whistle it was Abbeyside who held a commanding lead of 1-12 to 0-4 and Tourin were left with a mountain to climb for the second half. Shane Crotty was first to score in the second half for Abbeyside but then Tourin got back on the scoresheet with a goal from Daniel Leahy which was quickly followed by a point through Kevin Leahy. Abbeyside got the next two points via Shane Crotty and Richie Ryan. Tourin replied with two further points from Jack Leahy and Daniel Leahy, free. Stephen Cliffe pointed for Abbeyside in the 56th minute and Tourin had three pointed frees from Daniel Leahy to round off their scoring and Stephen Cliffe had the final score of the game when he pointed a free in injury time. At the final whistle Abbeyside ran out winners by seven points and were full value for their win. Abbeyside: A. Beresford, C. McCarthy, S. Ahern, G. Breen, J. Duggan, S. Briggs, S. O'Connor, D. Henley (0-1), D. Sweeney (0-5), E. Enright, M. Fives, S. Crotty 0-3), S. Cliffe (1-6, 0-4fs), L. Hurney, R. Ryan (0-2). Subs. K. Dwane for E. Enright. Tourin: C. Bennett, P. O'Brien, Daithi Wilkinson, B. O'Donoghue, B. Leahy, S. Leahy, J. Leahy (0-1), D. McGrath (0-1), N. Fives, K. Leahy (0-1), P. O’Grady (0-1), D. Dransfield, I. Kenneally, D. Leahy (1-6, 0-6fs), C. Wilkinson. Subs. S. Dunne for I. Kenneally, D. O'Brien for C. Wilkinson, P. O'Grady for B. Scanlan, Daragh Wilkinson for K. Leahy. Referee: Pat Casey (Cappoquin).


Group photo at the launch of the Healthy Club launch at Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club. Included are Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. Pat Barron, Jamie Barron, Healthy Club Ambassador, Michael Briggs, Club Chairman, and special guests. [Dan McGrath]

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Local Bar Western Junior ‘B’ Senior Attached Hurling Championship

Fourmilewater wins battle for semi-final spot Ballyduff ……………………0-18; Fourmilewater …………… 4-13. THIS was a game that Fourmilewater had to win by at least six points in order to qualify for a semi-final spot and they were on track at half-time when they led by six points. However, Ballyduff staged a mini revival and by the 46th minute they had reduced the lead to one point. Fourmilewater then scored their third goal in the 49th minute and followed this with a pointed free three minutes later to stretch the lead out to five points again. The result was then put beyond doubt in the 58th minute when Fourmilewater scored their fourth and final goal. Fourmilewater now advance to meet Tallow in the semi-final with the winners to play Dungarvan in the Western final. Seamus Lawlor opened the scoring for Fourmilewater in the 2nd minute and Sean Tanner equaliser for Ballyduff a minute later. Jordan Ryan pointed from a '65 and a free for Fourmilewater and Adam Feeney reduced the lead with a point in the 7th minute. Tommy Cooney then pointed in tthe 10th minute for Fourmilewater

and he struck their first goal in the 14th minute. Bill Keane and Brian Kearney pointed for Ballyduff and Tommy Cooney replied with a minor for the visitors. Brian Wall got Fourmilewater's second goal on 20 minutes and this was followed by a Sean Cunningham point for Ballyduff and both sides scored two further points to leave the half time score 2-7 to 0-7 in favour of Fourmilewater. Ballyduff were quickest off the blocks in the second half and had the first three points through two pointed frees from Sean Cunningham and a point from play by Aidan O'Brien. Both sides added three further points to their tally Seamus Lawlor (0-3) and Tom Feeney, Tommy Feeney and Sean Cunningham (f). Ballyduff were clawing their way back into the game and they had the next two points from frees through Sean Cunningham to leave the scoreline 2-10 to 0-15 in Fourmilewater's favour. Darren Guiry who had been substituted and then came back on to replace Eamonn Wall then scored a goal for Fourmilewater and this was

quickly followed by three points from Brian Wall. Sean Cunningham, Bill Keane and Michael McCormack responded for Ballyduff. The result was put beyond doubt then in the 58th minute when Shane Mullins hit the Ballyduff net for a goal and Liam Cooney rounded off the scoring when he pointed a minute later. Ballyduff: D. Walsh, C. Hannon, M. McNamara, I. Ahern, Tom Feeney (0-1), P. Kennedy, T. McDonagh, B. Keane (0-2), A. Feeney (0-2), B. Kearney (0-1), Tommy Feeney (0-1), S. Cunningham (0-8, 0-5fs), A. O'Brien (0-1), M. McCormack (0-1), S. Tanner (0-1). Subs. C. Keane for A. O'Brien. Fourmilewater: D. Ryan, I. Coffey, P. Lawlor, L. Cooney (0-1), J. Ryan (0-2, 0-1 '65, 0-1f), A. Condon, O. O'Gorman, M. Moore, S. Lawlor (0-4), T. Cooney (1-2), B. Wall (1-4, 0-2fs), S. Mullins (1-0), E. Wall, J.P. Fitzgerald, D. Guiry (1-0). Subs. C. Boyle for D. Guiry, D. Guiry for E. Wall, E. Wall for O. O'Gorman. Referee: Pat Casey (Cappoquin).

Kiely sisters enjoying the sun in Dungarvan, Trisha, Sineaid, Helena, Deirdre and Faye, pictured at the Hooli Long Puck & Family Fun Day in Dungarvan, in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. [Dan McGrath]

Gerry Power, Tom Houlihan, Michael Tutty, Norma Hourigan, Gary Power and Breda Kiely who looked after the BBQ at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday. [Dan McGrath]

The Local Bar Western Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship

Three Walkovers in Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship WITH a number of players in different clubs out of the country this Summer, Intermediate teams upgrade some of their junior players to field teams and to fill a bench. This is partly the reason why we had three walk -overs in the Junior ‘C’ grade last weekend with Ballysaggart conceding to Shamrocks, Clashmore / Kinsalebeg to Melleray and Modeligo to Abbeyside. What also didn’t go unnoticed last weekend is that the Brickeys, who look to be the only team that can deny Kilgobinet the title lost two key players to their intermediate team and at a higher level Abbeyside’s Junior A side have lost one of their best to their senior side Waterford’s inter county year finished unexpectedly early and prior to this it seems that many players had arrangements made to go away on holidays or working at this time of the year and in some cases this could have an effect on the progress of clubs in the various championships.

Kilgobinet makes it eight wins from eight games Kilgobinet …………………1-17; An Rinn ………………………1-9. KILGOBINET continue to be the forerunners in the Western Junior C hurling championship by record-

ing their eight consecutive win last Friday when defeating An Rinn by 1-17 to 1-9 in Bushy Park. An Rinn became only the third team not to be beaten by more than 0-10 by Kilgobinet after both Melleray and Shamrocks. An Rinn are an improving side and they should qualify for the knockout stages. Kilgobinet were clear winners though despite being without their key player Tomas Fahey through injury. They led by 1-10 to 0-6 at half time with Ger Hickey adding to his growing tally of championship goals. Paul Walsh finished the hour with 0-8 behind his name and others to get on the scoreboard included Mark Dunford with three points from play in midfield, James Walsh and Joe Curtin 0-2 apiece and Stephen Coffey and Paudie Fahey 0-1 each. An Rinn’s goal didn’t come until late in the game but earlier Jack O Lonain was on target four times for

points and others such as Shane O Ceallaigh, Eoin O Murchadha, Ciaran O Toibin and Ray O Turraoin also raised the colour white. Kilgobinet: James Fennell; Kevin Curran, JJ Fitzgerald, Jack Cullinan; John Moloney, Paudie Fahey, Gain Clarke; Neil Phelan, Mark Dunford; James Walsh, Ger Hickey, Paul Walsh; Stephen Coffey, Eddie Cullinan, Joe Curtin. Subs: Mark Phelan, Johnny Hallinan, Stephen Curran. An Rinn: Jeaic O hArtaigh; Aaron O Crotaigh, Eoghan Breathnach, Brian De Baruin; Shane O Ceallaigh, Cillian O Murchadha, Cian O Fathaigh; Lucas O Cuirrin, Jack O Lonain; Eoin O Murchadha, Ciaran O Toibin, Seamus O Bradain; Jack O Domhnaill, Ray O Turraoin, Dylan Toibin. Fir Ionaid: Tomas De Gras agus Conor O Raghallaigh. Referee: Joe Salmon (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg).

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THE LOCAL BAR WESTERN JUNIOR C HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE TABLE Kilgobinet Brickeys Abbeyside Shamrocks An Rinn Melleray Cappoquin Modeligo Ballysaggart Clashmore

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Club Focus Wednesday, 3rd June, 1998. MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Waterford well beaten in Clonmel Tipperary 1-16; Waterford 0-7. WATERFORD were decisively beaten by Tipperary in the quarter-final of the Munster senior football championship in Clonmel on Saturday evening. Despite being reduced to 14 players in the 20th minute the home side grew in confidence as the game progressed. Waterford had no answer to the silken skills of Tipperary corner forward Declan Browne who led the defence a merry dance contributing 9 of his side’s points. Tipperary raced into a 3 points lead inside the opening eight minutes and it took Waterford 13 minutes to register their first score, a Martin Power point from a free. Tipperary were reduced to 14 men in the 20th minute when John Costello was sent off for a high tackle on sub. William Kavanagh who had replaced team captain Dan McMahon at midfield after the Butlerstown man was forced to retire injured. The winners led by 0-8 to 0-3 at the break with Martin Power recording all of Waterford’s scores from placed balls. Power was again on target within 60 seconds of

the restart, this time from play before Derry Foley and Oliver Costello exchanged points to leave 4 between the sides five minutes into the second period. Then enter Declan Browne, who kicked 4 unanswered points in a ten minute period. Further points from Brendan Cummins, Sean Maher and Browne, saw Tipperary holding an unassailable 11 point lead 0-16 to 0-5 with a quarter of an hour remaining. Substitute James Williams scored the only goal of the game five minutes from full-time having soloed through the heart of the Waterford defence. The final scores of the game fell to Waterford with Liam Daniels and Martin Power adding points. Scorers for Tipperary: D. Browne (0-9, 0-4 frees), J. Williams 1-0, P. Lambert (0-2, frees), S. Maher 0-2, D. Foley, M. Spillane and B. Cummins 0-1 each. Waterford scorers: M. Power (0-5, 0-2 frees, 0-1 ‘45), O. Costello and L. Daniels 0-1 each. Tipperary: P. Ryan; N. Kelly, C. O’Dwyer, L. Cronin; B. Hahessy, M. Sheehan, S. Collum; D. Foley, J. Costello; S. Maher, B. Cummins, B. Burke; P. Lambert, M. Spillane, D. Browne. Subs: J. Williams for Burke; C. O’Shea for Browne. Waterford: T. Brennen; A. Hubbard, J. Crotty, M. Fenton; K. Whelan, G. Walsh, M. Kiely; D. McMahon, R. Power; A. Fitzgerald, L. Daniels, C. Keane; N. Curran, M. Power, O. Costello. Subs: W. Kavanagh for McMahon (inj.); R. Hennessy for Crotty; S. Cunningham for Keane. Referee: Maurice O’Sullivan (Kerry). Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. 087 2674890


FORDE’S DAYBREAK FORECAST CORNER Last Week’s Forecasts: 20 Forecasts. 10 Correct. 10 Incorrect. Success Rate: 50%. This Week's Forecasts: Co. SFL: Clashmore/Kinsalebeg v (Kilrossanty). Co. Under 'B' Football Final: Cois Bhride v (Portlaw/Ballyduff). West IFC: Emmetts v (Sliabh gCua), Ballinacourty v (Geraldines), Ballinameela v (Modeligo). West JFC: Sean Phobail v (Affane). To Date: 261 Forecasts. 173 Correct. 91 Incorrect. Success Rate: 66.2%.





JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Under 21 B Football Championship County Final

Cois Bhride seeks County title COIS BHRIDE V PORTLAW/ BALLYDUFF in Kill. Sunday, July 8th at 2 p.m. ALL roads from the far west lead to Kill this Sunday afternoon when Western Under 21 ‘B’ Football County champions Cois Bhride seek to add the County title to the

corresponding minor one three years ago. Cois Bhride played three games in their successful Western campaign. First up they defeated Stradbally by 5-9 to 3-4 before the Brickeys pushed them all the way in the semi final on a score of 0-10 to 2-2. The team showed great spirit in the semi final, down a manto a red card in the firest half to beat An Ghaeltacht by 1-8 to 0-8. Cois Bhride played their final on

the 29th April while they may be somewhat under strength for this one with a player suspended and the influential John Paul Lucey currently abroad. Down East, Portlaw Ballyduff have two games under their belt. Firstly they beat St. Mary’s by 2-7 to 0-6 and then claimed the divisional title against De La Salle on a score of 2-8 to 1-8. The Easter final was played on the 13th of May.

Radley Engineering Intermediate Football Championship games this weekend A LOCAL derby game between Sliabh gCua and Colligan Emmetts gets the ball rolling in this week’s Western Intermediate football championship fixtures at the Fraher Field on Thursday at 8pm. There should be precious little between these sides, perhaps the verdict going to whichever team has most regulars available to them. Emmetts are more experienced in this grade and they get a tentative nod to record their second win from four outings. Geraldines are back in winning mode in the junor hurling grade having won their last two games against Kilrossanty and Colligan Rockies. It will be difficult for them to win this IFC game in the Fraher Field on Saturday evening though as Ballinacourty are an accomplished outfit who should register their third win of this championship.

The third IFC game this weekend features another local derby encounter with Ballinameela and Modeligo locking horns in Cappoquin on Saturday at 7 pm. This could turn out to be the best game of the three scheduled and a draw is quite possible but the nod goes to last year’s senior side Ballinameela to end Modeligo’s unbeaten run. Championship Format: The top two teams go to the semi-finals and

the other four play the quarter finals. Open draw for the semis and the losers in the quarter finals play off relegation. Thursday, 5th July Sliabh gCua v Emmets 8 pm Fraher Field Friday, 6th July Ballinacourty v Geraldines 7 pm Fraher Field Saturday, 7th July Ballinameela v Modeligo 7 pm Cappoquin


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Lawlors Hotel Western Junior ‘A’ Football Championship Saturday, 7th July: OLD PARISH V AFFANE 7 p.m. Bushy Park ALL four teams will still be in championship contention at the end of the Group games. Team 1 will play team four in one semi final and team 2 and team 3 will con-

test the other one. Sean Phobail will be favourites to win this game in Bushy Park on Saturday but Affane showed a definite improvement in their last championship game and it will be interesting to see if they can match one of the championship favourites here. As in all grades at the moment the availability or otherwise of players of players can decide this one.

Play-off game in Leamybrien JJ KAVANAGH COUNTY SENIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE THE top two teams in each group qualify for the Senior football league semi finals and two play off games are required in Group B to see who will join Ballinacourty. First up is Kilrossanty at home to Clashmore/

Kinsalebeg this Saturday at 7.30 pm and a win for either side will not be a major surprise. Whoever wins will then play Rathgormack and further down the line An Rinn will be the opposition to the survivors of this trio in the semi final with Ballinacourty and the Nire contesting the other penultimate game.

Munster Club Development Grants

Pictured at the Cappoquin Camogie Club 20th Anniversary American Tea Party Celebrations.

MUNSTER GAA provides generous grant aid to support GAA units in the development of their facilities in the province. The guidelines for the 2018 Munster Council Grants are now available on the Munster Council website. The Munster Council's closing date for this year's grant form is Friday, 28th September, 2018. If a club wishes to apply for a grant all the necessary documentation must be returned by FRIDAY, 31st

AUGUST, 2018 at 5 p.m. to the Waterford development officer, Emer Barry. Late applications shall be re-submitted for processing and approval the following year. The following documentation must be current and up to date: Club Safety Statement, Club Trustee Details and Folio File Plan, Official Receipts for Payment. Club Child Safeguarding Statement. Further extended details are available on the Munster website.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


Gaelic Jottings Next step in Senior Hurling Championship THE conclusion of the group stage of the Senior Hurling Championship has resulted in the following teams qualifying for the quarter-finals: Ballygunner (Group A winners). De La Salle (Group B winners). Passage (Group C winners on head-to-head). Abbeyside (Best second placed team) The four seeded teams in the play-offs are as follows: Dungarvan (Group B runners -up). Mount Sion (Group C runners up). Roanmore (Best third place team - no 1). Tallow (Best third place team - no 2) A draw will take place to determine the play-off games between the above seeded teams and the following: Ballyduff Upper. An Rinn. Fourmilewater. Lismore. Under the Competition Regulations repeat group pairings shall be avoided. The date of the draw will be advised shortly.

Western U-21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Draw Quarter Finals: Ardmore v Ballyduff Upper; An Ghaeltacht v St Olivers; Clashmore/Kinsalebeg v Brickey Rangers; Cloch na Cuinne v Kilrossanty. Semi Finals: An Ghaeltacht/St Olivers v Ardmore/Ballyduff Upper; Cloch na Cuinne/Kilrossanty v Clashmore/Kinsalebeg/Brickey Rangers.

Jim Power Schedule of Games Saturday, 7th July '18 Venue: Dungarvan GAA Grounds Group A: Mid West Cork V Limerick at Pitch 1. Limerick v Tipperary at 12.30 pm Pitch 2. Tipperary v Mid West Cork at 2 pm Pitch 2 Group B: North Cork v Clare at 11 am Pitch 2 Clare v South Kerry at 12.30 pm Pitch 1. South Kerry v North Cork at 2 pm Pitch 1 Saturday, 7th July, '18 Venue: Bushy Park Group C: West Cork v North Kerry at 11 am Pitch 2. North Kerry v North Wexford at 12.30 pm Pitch 2. North Wexford v West Cork at 2 pm Pitch 1. Group D: Waterford v Cork City East at 11 am Pitch 1. Cork City East v South Wexford at 12.30 pm Pitch 1. South Wexford v Waterford at 2 pm Pitch 2. Games 20 minutes aside.

Western U-21 Hurling THE draw for the U21 A hurling took place at the Western Board open meeting last Thursday night: Dungarvan v Lismore-Qrt Final. Comeragh Gaels v Cois Bhride-Semi-final. Abbeyside v winners Dungarvan/Lismore-semi-final.

Standing Committee on the Playing Rules THE Standing Committee on the Playing Rules (SCPR), which has been recently appointed under the Chairpersonship of David Hassan (An Doire), has been tasked with monitoring the Playing Rules of Hurling and the Playing Rules of Football on an ongoing basis with regard, in particular, to the ‘consistent application of the Rules’. The Committee shall have the respon-

sibility of bringing forward, to the November 2018 meeting of the Central Council, proposals for any playing rules amendments it considers necessary. Upon gaining approval from the Central Council any proposed playing rule changes/ introductions will be brought before Congress for its deliberation. It is with this in mind the SCPR is requesting that County Committees consider their views on the playing rules of hurling & Gaelic football, as they are currently composed, and, specifically, whether they believe that certain changes to the playing rules may now be worthy of consideration. The SCPR would kindly request that County Committee’s be as specific as possible in relation to playing rules, which they identify as requiring amendment/change or introduction, to assist this consultation process. This could be the opportunity to bin the ‘Black Card!’

Colleges draws made THE draws for the 2018/19 Harty Cup and Corn Uí Mhuiri have been made. Holders Ardscoil Ris are in the only group with four teams in the Harty Cup (Munster Post Primary Schools Senior 'A' Hurling Championship). There are 13 schools competing in total. In the Corn Uí Mhuiri Munster Post Primary Schools Senior 'A' Football Championship, champions PS Chorca Dhuibhne have been drawn in the same group as Dr. na Banndan, PS Sciobairín and DLS Mágh Chrómtha. Harty Cup (Top 2 in each group qualify for the Quarter-Finals) Group A: 1) Ardscoil Rís. 2) Aonagh CBS. 3) Coláiste Cholmáin Fermoy. 4) Gaelcholáiste Mhuire An Mhainistir Thuaidh. Group B: 1) Mainistir na Corann CBS. 2) DLS Port Láirge. 3) Coláiste Fhlannáin. Group C: 1) Our Lady's Tempall Mór. 2) P.S. Blackwater. 3) John the Baptist Ospidéal. Group D: 1) CBC Corcaigh. 2) Coláiste Chaladh an Treoigh. 3) Dúrlas CBS. Corn Uí Mhuiri (Top 2 in each group qualify for the Quarter-Finals) Group A:1) Trá Lí CBS. 2) Coláiste Chríost Rí. 3) Coláiste Baile an Róistigh. Group B: 1) Coláiste Cholim Baile an Chollaigh. 2) Ardscoil Cluain Meala. 3) Coláiste Fhlannáin. Group C: 1) PS Chorca Dhuibhne. 2) Dr. na Banndan. 3) PS Sciobairín. 4) DLS Mágh Chrómtha Group D: 1) Coláiste Bhréanainn Cill Airne. 2) Mercy Mounthawk Trá Lí. 3) PS Cloich na Coillte. 4) I.S.K. (CillOrglan).

Promising Déise performance KILKENNY maintained its perfect record in Group 1 of the Liberty Insurance AllIreland Senior Camogie Championship, with a 0-6 win over the Deise girls in Walsh Park last weekend. The Noresiders had to work to win by 1-13 to 0-10 at Walsh Park, despite the home team playing most of the second half with 14 players after the dismissal of goalkeeper Briona Langton. The Déise girls got off to a confidenceboosting start with points from Annie Fitzgerald and Beth Carton but 2016 All-Ireland-winning captain Michelle Quilty hit a goal in response and Kilkenny were never in arrears again. Carton equalised but points from Denise Gaule, Miriam Walsh, Claire Phelan, Katie Power and Quilty moved Kilkenny clear by 1-8 to 0-5 at half-time. Anna Farrell stretched the advantage

John Quinn, David Robinson, Barry Dunne and Eoin Breathnach, Waterford Coaching & Games Development GDA’s pictured with the winner, Lee Flanagan, Mount Sion GAA Club, runner-up, Joseph O’Keeffe, Lismore GAA Club and third placed Pauric Walsh from Portlaw GAA Club at the Larry Quinn Skills 2018 County final at Ballyduff Lower GAA Club. [Noel Browne]

early in the second half before Langton was sent off but Waterford more than held their own, with Carton and Deirdre Fahey pointing. Grace Walsh, Power and Shelly Farrell responded though and Ann Downey's charges maintained the upper hand to the end for a good win, although Waterford will get plenty from the game as they look for wins over Limerick and Clare to secure a Quarter-Final spot.

Winning a Qualifier game..... McGlinchey WATERFORD manager Tom McGlinchey admits that winning an All-Ireland SFC qualifier was always going to be the highlight of their year. The Deíse did manage to do that when defeating Wexford in the opening round of the qualifiers, but their campaign came to an abrupt end when Monaghan defeated them last Saturday week. Looking back on the year, McGlinchey stated that they had to be happy with winning a qualifier match and getting the chance to host a top tier county in the championship. McGlinchey was realistic in his appraisal of the year stating that their championship campaign was never going to be too long. "Let's be realistic, we weren't going to make the Super 8s, we weren't going to win a Munster final. It was about winning a qualifier and we did that against a team of a higher division," said McGlinchey. " Last Saturday week was bonus territory. It would have been nice if we got another Division Three or Division Four team. Look, you have to beat the best if you want to progress and we met the best in the second round and it made our job harder. You can't ever take away the Wexford game from us."

I’ll be Back..... McGrath DEREK McGrath has declared an interest in returning to the Waterford hurling hot seat in the future. The De La Salle clubman walked away after five years at the helm recently but he has revealed he would like another shot at the job somewhere down the line. "I'd like to think so without openly canvassing myself straightaway for it,"

McGrath stated. "It's important the new manager gets space to develop the team in their manner. But I would see a sense of flux over the next five or six years. "Tadhg [de Búrca] and Jamie [Barron] are only 22 and I imagine when they get to 27 or 28 they will have a different outlook. They will be the leaders of the team if they aren't already. "There will come a stage where they will take over the mantle from Kevin [Moran] and Michael [Walsh] and Philip Mahony and Pauric [Mahony] - there will be a moving on period. "It would be appealing at that stage but who knows what will happen in the meantime."

He brought Waterford back to the top level..... Breathnach WATERFORD Games Development Manager Eoin Breathnach has praised the impact that former manager Derek McGrath has made on the county's hurling landscape. After five seasons in charge, McGrath made the call to step down. He led the Déise to five finals in his time. This included last year's AllIreland decider and the county's Division 1 NHL title - only their third ever - in 2015. In the wake of their recent Munster SHC defeat to Cork, a week after their exit from the Championship was confirmed, McGrath made the call to move aside. Those working on the ground in Waterford, including Breathnach, know the contribution he made. "Overall Derek McGrath made a very good contribution to Waterford hurling," says Breathnach. "He was a good help to underage development squads over the years giving a number of coaching sessions. "His work helped bring Waterford back to the top level after a few years of not being in Croke Park. Having played in Croke Park almost every year from 1998 to 2011 there was then a four- year gap to 2015 to playing there in a semifinal and since then the team that Derek managed made progress each year in the Championship. "It is a huge thing for raising profile of hurling to have young children attending

the games in Croke Park on the biggest days in Hurling. In terms of hurling in general I think Derek's contribution was positive. Certainly his style of management of players as people not just hurlers drew praise. His playing style may not have been everyone's cup of tea but it got people talking about the game and that can only be a positive. And it did bring some degree of success to the county for a two to three-year period. Having counties like Waterford competing for All Ireland titles is what is needed in hurling." He says the hard work will continue in the bid to drive Waterford to future glory and says the next appointment to the senior set-up is an important one. "The development of players is the most important thing to get the success required by all - the public, team, supporters, clubs and county board," he says. "But it is important in my view that the players and management develop as people who can be role models for GAA fans and the public at large. As the New Zealand Rugby coaches would say "Better people make better All Blacks" and that mindset can be applied to hurling also."

Keeping an eye on Monaghan MONAGHAN beat Leitrim by 1-19 to 0-9 in the third round of the All Ireland senior football qualifiers last weekend and they will play Laois in round 4 this Sunday in Navan.

Scór Na Seachtaine EVAN Sheehan’s 61st minute winning point for Tallow in their SHC game v Fourmilewater in the Fraher Field last Saturday evening... A stroke of magic!

Fraher Field Classics THIS week’s Fraher Field Classics, courtesy of the editor of the Dungarvan Observer and from the pen of John A. Murphy features the 1968 senior football championship game between Stradbally and Brickey Rangers on the newspaper dated Saturday, June 8th. Stradbally 2-11; Brickeys 0-2.



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New look Jim Power Inter-County football tournament this Saturday THE Annual Jim Power under 14 Inter-County football tournament, organised by County Bord Na nOg and sponsored by the Power family Kilmacthomas will be staged over two days this year, the first this Saturday, July 7th and concluding three weeks later on Saturday, July 28th. This lengthy existing important under age football promotion will be housed in Bushy Park and in the Dungarvan club grounds on both days with the finals being staged in the Brickey Rangers venue when all of the twelve teams will return to the Dungarvan area. The Jim Power tournament was first played for in 1991 with two teams participating, Waterford and Wexford and it has gone from strength to strength in the intervening years. This was a two team tournament initially with the first main organisers being the then Bord na nOg chairman Seamus Alyward and Seamus Keavans, the latter bringing a team from Wexford to take on the locals. Keavans was no stranger to the Deise County as he won senior football championships with the Kill club in the 1960’s when serving as a garda in the East Waterford village. Sadly, both men are now ar sli na firinne but their early interest in an underage Inter-County football tournament has ensured that Bord na nOg officers in the intervening years had a plan to work on. In this respect, the tournament really gained momentum in 2004 when Bord Na nOg officers at the time John Jackson and Pat Grant attracted the participation of Kerry and Cork at that year's festival of Deise football in Ballyduff with the Kingdom winning out. JIM POWER The late Jim Power was your typical hard working grass roots member of the GAA. In his early years he played in goal with Stradbally in many championships and he was a selector when the Reds won the 1972 senior football championship for the Conway Cup for the first time since 1944. When moving residence to Kilmacthomas, Jim immediately became immersed in the under age section there and he was chairman of the juvenile committee for ten years. He followed up with

many capacities in the sky blues club with football always being his first sporting love. Jim Power was a great admirer of the Tony Forristal under 14 hurling tournament and he often expressed the hope that such an event would be organised for the big ball game in the County. A father of eight, Jim was only 52 years old when he was killed in a working accident in 1985 and his wife Theresa and his young children suffered a huge loss as did the sporting life in Kilmacthomas. TOURNAMENT TROPHIES The Power family in Kilmacthomas donated the Jim Power Cup to County Bord Na nOg in 1991 and the original cup remains in place after 27 years. The Danny Sheridan shield has experienced a more colourful existence. Sponsored by the Sheridan trophy suppliers in Waterford city, the original shield went missing in Tipperary back in the day and the follow up shield which was sponsored by Danny Sheridan’s daughter also left the radar and is resting somewhere in Cork. Bord na nOg purchased a third shield a few years ago and this is being currently presented to the Shield winners. Apart from the first few years when the trophies were sponsored by Jim Power’s former employers, Roadstone, the Power family have generously provided the prizes for this growing and prestigious tournament. WATERFORD’S SOLE JIM POWER VICTORY The host County may have won the Shield trophy on more than one occasion but the Jim Power Cup has eluded the home footballers on every occasion bar the year 2000. In that year, Carlow were leading us by 1-6 to 0-1 in the semi-final at half time but two goals by Ballinacourty’s Mark Gorman in the second moiety helped the side to reach the decider. Kilgobinet’s John Morrissey scored Waterford’s goal in the final in November in Kilmacthomas as the Deise led Tipperary at the halfway stage by 1-7 to 0-3. The Tipp side improved greatly on the restart and the score when referee Pat Prendergast of Kilrossanty blew the final whistle was 1-8 to 15. Thus making Peter Phelan of Ballinacourty/Abbeyside the only

Pictured is the Waterford under 14 football team of the year 2000, the only Déise side to win the Jim Power Inter-County football tournament final. Four players remain unidentified: Bob Keoghan (Gaultier), Vince Rellis (Tramore), Kevin O’Neill (St. Saviours) and Eric Colgan (DLS). Back Row: Left to Right: — —————, Cian Walsh, Kevin Moran, Peter Phelan (Capt.), Stephen Prendergast, Damian Hurley, Noel Buckley, James Quirke, Johnathan Shaw, John Kindregan, John Morrissey, —————, Jamie Kearney, John Fanning. Front Row: Left to Right: Eddie Cullinan, —————, Tony Grey, Mark Gorman, Michael Kirwan, Thomas O’Brien, —————, Patrick Hurney, Killian McBride, Damien Heffernan.

The Waterford team: Shield winners in the 1998 Jim Power Tournament. Theresa Power makes the presentations to the Waterford captain Ed. Cullinane (Tramore) and his team mates. Waterford captain to be presented with the Jim Power Cup. Waterford Scorers: John Morrissey 1-0, Jonathan Shaw and Michael Kirwan 0-2 each, Kevin Moran 0-2f, Mark Gorman 0-1. Waterford: James Quirke (DLS); Killian McBride (DLS), Peter Phelan (Ballinacourty / Abbeyside), Capt., Tony Grey (DLS); John Kindregan (Ballinacourty / Abbeyside), Thomas O’Brien (Kiklrossanty), Kevin O’Neill (St.

Saviours); Stephen Prendergast (Kilrossanty), Jonathan Shaw (Dungarvan); Mark Gorman (Ballinacourty/Abbeyside), John Morrissey (Kilgobinet), Eddie Cullinane (Kilgobinet); Kevin Moran (DLS), Jamie Kearney (Ballyduff Upper), Michael Kirwan (Kilrossanty). Subs: Damien Heffernan (Ferrybank), Patrick Hurney (Ballinacourty/ Abbeyside), Noel Buckley (Dungarvan), Vince Rellis (Tramore), Damian Hurley

Stradbally team who won the Aglish Tournament in 1959/1960 including Jim Power. Back Row: Left to right: John Hearne, Liam Hogan (R.I.P.), Paddy Power, Paddy Flynn, Paddy Moloney, Jim Lannon, Jim Power, Tom Murphy, Pierce Casey (R. I. P ), Terry Guiry, Percy Flynn (R.I.P.), Mossie Casey (R.I.P.). Front Row: Left to Right: Finbarr Lucey, Eugene Casey, Jimmy Guiry (R.I.P.), Tom Foley, John Cunningham (R.I.P.), Tom Walsh, Billy Barry (R.I.P.), Ken Murphy.

(Mt. Sion). VENUES OVER THE YEARS The Jim Power trophy has been played for by tournament developments rather than by design in two Counties outside Waterford. In 2010, the two Kerry teams drew the final and instead of putting both teams to the expense of travelling to Waterford a second time, the replay was held in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on August 15th when the North prevailed by 2-15 to 1-7. Likewise, a shield final was played in Charleville between Cork and Limerick while local venues to have staged ‘The Jim Power’ as well as Bushy Park and Dungarvan club grounds include Kilmacthomas, of course, Stradbally, Fraher Field, Newtown/Ballydurn, Leamybrien, Ballyduff, Rathgormack, Tallow, Abbeyside, An Rinn and Colligan. 2018 JIM POWER GROUPINGS Group A: Mid West Cork, Tipperary, Limerick. Group B: North Cork, Clare, Kerry South. Group C: West Cork, Wexford North, Kerry North. Group D: Cork City, Waterford, Wexford South. The draws for this year’s groupings were made at the tournament launch by Ceoladh and A. J. Hickey, both grandchildren of Jim Power. The first two groups will be based at the Dungarvan GAA grounds and the teams in Group C and Group D in Bushy Park. Each team in each group plays one an-

other and the four group winners and the best two runners up will qualify for the finals on July 28th. The other six teams will contest the Shield final on the same day. Each competition on the day of the finals will have two groups of three teams each and the top two sides will contest the respective finals. JIM POWER CUP ROLL OF HONOUR 1991 TO 1994: WEXFORD 1995: UNKNOWN. 1996 TO 1999: TIPPERARY. 2000: WATERFORD. 2001 TO 2003: LIMERICK. 2004 TO 2005: KERRY. 2006: CLARE 2007 TO 2009: CORK. 2010: KERRY. 2011: TIPPERARY. 2012 TO 2013: KERRY. 2014: CORK. 2015 TO 2016: KERRY. 2017: TIPPERARY.

DESERVED RECOGNITION In 2017 the County Awards Committee made a presentation to Theresa Power in recognition of her unstinting service over the past 27 years in promoting the Jim Power tournament. Theresa accepted the award on behalf of everyone involved in organising this tournament over the years and Theresa’s dedication to the promotion of under age football is clearly an act of love in many respects. All are welcome to attend the 2018 Jim Power tournament starting this Saturday, July 7th in Bushy Park and in the Dungarvan Club grounds.


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Well done to the Cappoquin Camogie Under 8s who played Go Games during half-time at the recent Waterford versus Kilkenny Senior Camogie match in Walsh Park.

Cappoquin Camogie Dungarvan Under 8 hurling at Faher Field. SENIOR HURLING: DLS 1-10; DUNGARVAN 0-13 In roasting conditions in walsh park last Friday night our senior hurlers completed their senior hurling championship group games with a draw against DLS. We led by 0-5 to 0-2 after eleven minutes thanks to points by Cormac Curran, Cathal Curran and a brace from play in quick succession from Gavin Crotty. The only goal of the game was conceded by a quick line ball to Eddie Meaney in the 14th minute but points from Kieran Power and John Curran had the teams level for the third time come the 25th minute on a score of 1-4 to 0-7. Darren Duggan’s penalty save in the first minute of added time ensured that we trailed by just the 0-1 at the break on a score of 16 to 0-8. Darren made a second brilliant one on one save just after half time which kept our hopes alive in this game. In the second half Cormac Curran was our only scorer pointing 0-5 while we confined DLS to 0-2 from play and 0-4 overall. Cormac Curran nabbed the equaliser on the call of normal time. While this was not a aclassic game of hurling we battled hard to secure a draw and deserved it against one of the championship favourites. Team: DARREN DUGGAN, JOHN CURRAN, KEVIN DALY, JACK LACEY, JAMIE NAGLE, KIERAN POWER, KENNY MOORE, CATHAL CURRAN CONOR SHERIDAN, JOE ALLEN, COLM CURRAN, GAVIN CROTTY, CORMAC CURRAN, DARRAGH LYONS, MIKE KIELY, AARON DONNELLY, KEALAN DALY.

SENIOR FOOTBALL We play Stradbally in our next group game in the senior football championship. This game takes place on the 15th July. Venue and time to be confirmed. UNDER 21 HURLING DRAWS The draw for the under 21 hurling championship took place at the Western Board meeting last Thursday night. Dungarvan versus Lismore - quarterfinal. Comeragh Gaels v Ciois Bhride semi-final. Abbeyside v winners

Dungarvan/Lismore - semi-final. This championship gets underway in August. MINOR HURLING Tonight Wednesday our Minor hurlers host Fourmilewater in Division 3 of the county minor hurling championship. This game has a 7:30 pm start. UNDER 16 HURLING The under 16 hurlers recorded a fine over Portlaw in division 2 of the county u-16 hurling championship on a score of Portlaw 0-9; Dungarvan 3-18. DLS will be our hosts for our next outing on the 25th of July. UNDER 14 HURLING Our under 14 hurlers were defeated by Cois Bhride on Tuesday night last on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-8. UNDER 11 TOWN AND COUNTRY Tonight Wednesday Naomh Charthaigh will be our hosts in the under 11 Town and Country League. This game has a 6:30 pm start. HURLER/FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR Well done to Darragh Murphy on winning the St. Joseph’s Hurler of the Year Award and to Luke Power who claimed the football accolade. The boys join the long famous list of club sports people who were recipients of these awrads who went onto represent both club and county. No doubt the lads have the potential to continue that trend. RACE NIGHT Our greyhound race night takes place on Saturday, 14th July in Kilcohan Park. Admission fee on the night is €10 and children are free. Tickets can be got from Jonathan Regan or from any committee member. The club will also be running a bus on the night. HOOLI LONG PUCK In absolutely gorgeous conditions a huge crowd attended and participated in the 3rd Hooli Long Puck in Clogherane on Saturday morning last. This was without doubt a day where everyone came together to remember and celebrate a great young man. From start to finish the day was a an absolute success that everyone thoroughly enjoyed in glorious sunshine.

To everyone involved in the making the Hooli Long Puck a success a huge well done. The day was ran off meticulously with plenty of fun and games to keep the younger ones entertained. We even had a welcome visit from the pop up pipers which was most entertaining. Well done again to everyone involved on making it such a a memorable day. Full report to follow in next week’s notes of long puck teams and winners. DEISE DRAW We had four lucky winners in the Deise Draw. Congratulations to Deirdre Kiely, Jenny Flynn, Sharon Curran and Bobby Lyons. Many thanks to everyone who supports the draw. LOTTO Lotto tickets available from Paddy Foleys Bar, Hallahan’s Chemist, Conor Lannons, John Walsh’s Spar, Quealy’s. Thanks to everyone who supports our lotto on a weekly basis and to our sellers and promotors. The lotto draw takes place each Monday night at the Bingo in the Ard Scoil. CUL CAMPS Places for the Cul Camp are now limited with huge interest again this year for the camp. Fingers crossed this spell of exceptionally good weather continues for all the camps. Dungarvan camp can be booked through coordinator Niamh on 087 9241532. Camp takes place from Monday, 23rd July to Friday, the 27th July. SYMPATHY The club offers sincere sympathy to the O'Mahony and Woods family on the recent death of Nora O'Mahony, Congress Villas. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. DUNGARVAN GAA UNDER 8 It was a busy week for our U-8s. On Monday night we took part in the last of the Monday night blitzes, in Bohadoon, with the lads playing three football matches against Abbeyside, The Nire and St. Pats. On Saturday morning the lads took part in a hurling blitz in the Fraher Field, with games against St. Olivers, Clonea and Brickey Rangers. Great performances by all the lads!!

An Coilligean/Na h-Emmetigh CLUB LOTTO There was no winner of the “Black & Amber” club lotto held in Shalloe’s Bar on Monday, 25th June. The numbers drawn were 1, 16, 17 and 23. The €20 lucky ticket winners were as follows: Stephen Power, John Nugent, Trish O'Donovan and the O'Sullivan Family. The sellers prize went to Johnny Wall. Last Monday (2nd of July) night’s jackpot was worth €5,750. Black and Amber lotto tickets will be on sale outside The Pike Service Station on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm. If anyone would like to help out sell-

ing tickets on Saturday mornings please contact Kevin on 0872814712. As always your support is greatly appreciated. JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Colligan played Geraldines in the Junior Hurling Championship last Saturday evening in Dungarvan Club Grounds. The match ended on a score line of 1-17 to 1-11 with Geraldines coming out on top. Team: Evan McKenna, Alan Walsh, John Nick Fennell, Adam Dunford, Michael Horgan, Mark Flynn, Reece Stringer, Richie Kiely, Jason Dunford, John Wall (0-7), John Morrissey (0-1),

Gavin Whelan (0-2), Ian Fraher, Dean McKenna (1-0), Sam Murphy-Nix (0-1) Subs: Stephen McGrath (used), Willie Browne, Charlie Whelan, John Flynn, Fran Duggan.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Colligan will play Sliabh gCua this Friday evening at 8.30 pm in Fraher Field. SCRAP METAL COLLECTION The club are interested in doing a scrap metal collection. If anyone has any interest please contact Patsy on 087 2349808.

GO GAMES Well done to the Under 8s who played Go Games during half-time at the recent Waterford v Kilkenny Senior Camogie match in Walsh Park SENIOR TRAINING Senior training was held on Whiting Bay last Sunday to bring a change to the

game and make use of the fine weather we have been having recently. Well done on a great training session. TRAINING *U-8/U-10 training is Thursday from 6-7 pm *U-12/14 training is Tuesday at 6-7 pm

*U-16 training is Tuesday 6-7 pm and Saturday from 11 am-12 pm *Minor Training Wed and Fri at 7.30 pm *U-18 and Senior training is Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 pm and Sunday at 10 am. New members always welcome.

Kill LOTTO At last Monday night’s lotto draw in Kirwan’s Bar there was no winner of the €10,000 lotto jackpot. On the night there was no match 3 winner, so it was down to the lucky dip draw to decide the winner. The two names drawn out were Eamonn Whelan and Aoife Comerford. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 27 & 28.


DEISE DRAW The second Deise Draw of the year took place last Wednesday evening. The club had one winner which was Corey Kennedy who won €200, hopefully we can have a few more winners in the coming months. INTERMEDIATE HURLING In the third round of the intermediate hurling championship Fenor were well

beaten by Dunhill on a scoreline of Dunhill 6-22 to Fenor 2-8 last Saturday evening in Kill. FIXTURES It’s back to football this weekend as Kill take on Newtown in the fifth championship game of the year. The game is fixed for Dunhill next Saturday evening the 7th of July with a 7 p.m. throw-in, so why not come out and support the lads.

Shamrocks Ladies

JUNIOR HURLING Kilgobinet took on An Rinn at a sun soaked Bushy Park on Friday evening last. An Rinn went into an early lead 0-4 to 0-1, but Kilgobinet started to take over and rattled off a succession of points without reply. Ger Hickey raised a green flag to leave the score at half-time Kilgobinet 1-9; An Rinn 0-6. An Rinn started the second half strongly but hit a lot of wides. Kilgobinet came more into it, and outscored An Rinn 8 points to 0-3 in the second half before a late goal for An Rinn to leave the final score, Kilgobinet 1-17; An Rinn 1-9. Kilgobinet still unbeaten in the Local Bar West Junior C Hurling Championship. KILGOBINET: James Fennell, Jack Cullinan, J. J. Fitzgerald, Kevin Curran, John Moloney, Paudie Fahey, Gavin Clarke, Mark Dunford, Neil Phelan, Ger Hickey, James Walsh, Paul Walsh, Stephen Coffey, Eddie Cullinan, Joe Curtin. Substitute appearances from Mark Phelan, Stephen Curran, Johnny Hallinan.

UPCOMING FIXTURE Lawlors Hotel West Junior A Football Championship Kilgobinet v Shamrocks, Saturday, 14th July, 2018 in Cappoquin 5.30 p.m. DÉISE DRAW We had one winner in the June Déise Draw, held in Stradbally last Wednesday night. Congratulations to Tom Power Jnr winner of €3,000. KILGOBINET TRENCH DISASTER The Annual Mass in memory of those who were killed in the trench explosion, on the road to Kilgobinet Church on 7 July, 1921, takes place this Monday evening, July 9th, in Kilgobinet Church at 7.30 p.m. SOCIAL MEDIA To keep up to date with news and events check out our Facebook page @kilgobinet.gaa

The Shamrocks Ladies U-10s who played a Blitz in Ballyduff last weekend. COMMUNITY GAMES MUNSTER FINALS All roads lead to Limerick this Saturday morning where girls from Shamrocks Ladies will represent KGK Community Games as the Waterford representatives at the Community Games Munster Finals which are being held at the University of Limerick Sports Campus. KGK will play Adare (Limerick) in the U-12 semi-final at 11 am and the U-14s will play the Fethard (Tipperary) at 1 pm. Best of luck to both teams! Also best wishes to the KGK boys who will represent Waterford in the U-11 hurling competition also next Saturday. U-12 LEAGUE Our U-12s travelled to Aglish last Wednesday evening and produced another impressive performance against St. Olivers after a slow start in the first quarter. Played in blistering heat the girls grew in confidence as the game wore on and in the end finished the game as

comfortable winners. U-8/U-10s Our U-8s and U-10s played a very enjoyable and well organised blitz last Saturday morning in Ballyduff. Both teams played games against Clashmore, Ballyduff and Ardmore and produced some brilliant performances. In what was a busy week for this group they also lined out last Sunday as part of the Knockanore Fete. The next blitz for the U-8s and U-10s is fixed for Monday, July 16th. U-14 CHAMPIONSHIP Our U-14s are back in action after a break for the last few weeks when they travel to Bohadoon this Wednesday evening to play St. Pats. Throw-in is at 7.30 pm. JUNIOR LEAGUE The Junior League resumes after the recent break due to exams and we have games versus Ballysaggart, St. Olivers, Brickey Rangers and Old Parish coming up in the coming weeks.



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Map of the Stradbally GAA 400km Fundraising Cycle. STRADBALLY’S LATEST DÉISE DRAW WINNER Stradbally had another Déise Draw winner last Wednesday evening when Brendan Tobin’s name was drawn first for the €12,500 prize. Stradbally GAA would like to congratulate Brendan on his win and thank him for his support of our club. This is our second winner of the main prize this year and if you want to be part of this magnificent draw, all that you have to do is contact Breda Kiely on 087-6291930 and she will process your ticket. We also had another winner of €200 when Annice Morrissey came out as one of the monthly winners. Congratulations to Annice form all at Stradbally GAA. FIELD DEVELOPMENT Our field development is gathering pace with drainage being laid and over 2000 tons of sand going into the field this week. It is only a matter of weeks before we are seeding the field. Your support is needed now more than ever, please support our 50;50 draw and all other club fundraising initiatives. 400KM FUNDRAISING CYCLE Stradbally GAA are running a 6 county cycle which on the weekend of September 14/15/16. The cycle is in aid of the Stradbally GAA Pitch Development fund and a percentage of the funds raised will go to a local charity. The group will leave Stradbally on Friday, the 14th of September and travel through Cork, Limerick, Kerry (Cross the Ferry in Tarbert) to Clare and then onto Tipperary before finishing up back in Stadbally on the Sunday. If anyone wishes to take part in this cycle they can contact Trevor Curran on 087 6547600.

We are asking supporters and parents to consider getting involved by either cycling the three stages or taking part in the Final stage on the Sunday from Tipperary to Stradbally. All participants will be selling lines on a sponsorship card and we ask the community to support these people as the money raised will go towards our new field. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks. JUVENILE NEWS Training for our under 5/6/7/8/9 &10’s boys will not take place this week as it is felt that they will be after a long week in the Cúl Camp training will resume as normal the following Friday. Training for Girls 4/5/6 & 7’s is also cancelled this Friday and will resume the following week. U-11’s (Born 2007/2008) Played at home to Deglan Naofa in the latest round of the town and country league, the lads fought for every ball and put in a massive display for the club. Both teams played out an excellent draw, this group continues to improve each week and the work they are doing with their coaches is clear to see. Training will be held at the usual time, please see the teams whatsapp group for details. This week’s Underage Fixtures: Under 9’s (Born 2009/2010) - Next fixture is at home to Ferrybank details to be confirmed on the teams Whatsapp group. Under 10’s (Born 2008/2009) - Next fixture is at away to Passage on Saturday the 7th of July at 11.30 am. Under 11’s (Born 2007/2008) - Next fixture is away to Lismore on the

20/07/18 at 18.30 pm Under 12’s (Born 2006/2007) - Next fixture is home to Kilrossanty on the 03/08/18 at 18.30 pm U14 Hurling - Next Fixture is away to St. Saviours on Monday the 02/07/18 at 19.00 pm. U-16 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Well done to our u16 hurlers who recorded a 2-15 to 2-11 win over Sacred Heart / Erins Own, played in Stradbally last Wednesday evening. We led 1-09 to 1-06 at the break following some fine points from Pa Skehan and Mickey Mullaney and a goal from Stephen Fennell. We continued to dominate the second half and a second Stephen Fennel goal and points from Mikey Mullaney John McArthur and Pa Skehan saw us run out deserving winners. Team: Donnacha O’Brien, Alo Gough, John McArthur, Donnacha Dunphy, Declan Keane, Dylan Clancy, Mikey Mullaney, Darragh Farrell, Dara McGrath, Pa Skehan, Daire Walsh, Michael O'Brien, Stephen Fennell, Conor Fennel, Barry O'Brien, Kyle Preston.

Our next u-16 game is away to Ferrybank on July 11th. MINOR FOOTBALL Our minors played the county semifinal against Clashmore Kinsalebeg last Thursday night at 7.30 pm in Fraher Field. The lads recorded an excellent victory 5-11 to 3-06. No date has been fixed as of yet for the final against the Nire, we wish the management and the team all the best in the final. ADULT NEWS Senior Football - Next up for our footballers is the final round of the championship group stages against Dungarvan on the 15/07/18, time and venue to be announced. Junior Football - No fixtures this week. Intermediate Hurling Our Intermediate hurlers played the last round of the Western Championship league phase on Sunday evening v the Shamrocks and emerged victorious on a score line of 4-12 to 2-13. We awaiting the quarter final fixtures. CLUB PHONE NUMBER Stradbally GAA has a new phone number which is 087 1165549 and if anyone wishes to make contact with the club regarding club matter can do so at this number. SOCIAL CENTRE Our social centre is a very important

Field Development is gathering pace at the Stradally GAA pitch. facility which is used by a wide variety of people for various purposes. We encourage all our members to consider booking the club for any family events they may be planning, the center is for the benefit of our members and we are lucky to have it, anyone who is considering making a booking can contact Breda Kiely on 087-6291930 for further information. There will be live music and dancing in the club next Sunday night with Pat Daly, come along and join in a great night’s entertainment. FUNDRAISING 50:50 Draw - Is our main development draw which helps us to fund our ongoing pitch development. This draw takes place every second Sunday and the tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5. Tickets are available from Cunningham’s shop, Farm Relief Services, Whelan’s Bar and The Cove Bar as well as from any of the club committee. You can now log onto and purchase your tickets on line. The club would like to thank these local businesses for supporting this vital initiative and all those who purchase these tickets. Well done to Peter O’Donoghue from Portlaw who won €210 in our latest 50/50 draw. Field Signs - We will be making a big drive this year for businesses to put up field Signs. This will be a great opportunity for businesses to advertise their products and services. Contact Virgil Power (Alaska) on 087-7797401 for more details.

CONGRATULATIONS Stradbally GAA club would also like to congratulate Katie O’Brien, daughter of club legend Conor O’Brien, on her recent marriage to Waterford and Kilrossanty player Tommy Prendergast. We wish the happy couple every happi-

ness in their future together. Stradbally GAA would like to congratulate club player Kevin Coffey and his beautiful bride Sinéad Ní Falóain on their recent marriage in France. We hope that you have a wonderful life together.

Stradbally GAA would like to congratulate club player Kevin Coffey and his beautiful bride Sinéad Ní Faolaín on their recent marriage in France.

St. Pats Juveniles UNDER 8 FOOTBALL St. Patrick's hosted the U-8 Play and Stay Football Blitz in Bohadoon last week. A great time was had by all. Thanks to the mentors & parents who helped run it. U13 HURLING St. Patrick's/Naomh Bríd 2-7; Ballyduff Upper 2-4 A hard fought game saw us edge out Ballyduff Upper in a tight encounter. A FEAST OF FOOTBALL & FINE FOOD AT BOHADOON St. Pat's under 12 girls played host to Ballymac last Wednesday at a sun baked Bohadoon. On a day so hot that greyhound races were cancelled, both teams played out a classic. The sides were evenly matched over the first 5 minutes of the game. Chances were rare as both midfields struggled for superiority. Slowly, inexorably, almost imperceptibly, Ballymac started to boss the crucial battles around the park. The Nire girls started to create chances but seemed incapable of taking them. The stubborn St. Pat's defence must take a lot of credit for the wayward Ballymac finishing. No lost cause was too hopeless to chase down, every Ballymac player in possession was harassed into error. The end of the first quarter ended with St. Pat's adrift by only 2 points. The second quarter saw more desperate St. Pat's defending but Ballymac finally got a reward for their superiority. 2 goals were struck home in quick succession. Our keeper who had a good game, was left with no chance for either

shot. St. Pat's forwards huffed and puffed in the sun but rarely made the Ballymac backline work up a sweat. The third quarter was all St. Pat's. Half-time adjustments by the St. Pat's mentors saw them shuffle the pack to produce a winning hand. Our midfielders, who had laboured for no reward, started to find each other. We slowly worked, and thought, our way back into the match. The goal of the game came when one of our midfielders charged the length of the Bohadoon desert like a young Lawrence of Arabia. Her direct running reduced a good Ballymac defence to chaos before she smashed the ball home. Inspired by this, her teammates raised their game. Many of the St. Pat's players turned in their best performances to date in the blue and white. Another well taken goal towards the end of the quarter left St. Pat's with hope of an unexpected victory and Ballymac with questions to answer. The fourth quarter saw Ballymac make full use of their large panel. The fresh legs provided the answer to the questions that St. Pat's were asking. Our players were out on their feet, they had battled Ballymac all the way. The girls from the Nire changed tactics. Rather than batter down the St. Pat's defence to score goals, they struck from distance. They crawled to a deserved victory with a series of points as they finally found their range. A fantastic effort from both teams in record breaking temperatures. Ballymac 2-5; St. Pat's 2-2. Mention must be made of the bar-

becue that was fired up during the game. James and his many parent helpers created a modern loaves and fishes moment in the corner of the field. Parents chatted, children played, the sun shone, burgers vanished and visitors marvelled, as Bohadoon was transformed into Ireland's best open air community centre. Well done everyone. COUNTY MFC DIV 2 SEMI FINAL ST. PATRICK'S/NAOMH BRÍD 1-14 COIS BHRIDE 1-10 A fantastic win for St. Pat's/Naomh Bríd at Cappoquin last week sees us progress to the County Final. Well done to the players and mentors. CÚL CAMP 2018 Cúl Camp this year will take place from Monday 6th August to Friday, 10th August. Book your place now at "SPLIT THE POT" The club's monthly "Split the Pot" draw was held last Sunday night at Queally's Bar, Bohadoon. The winner will be announced in next week's notes. This is the club’s main fundraiser which helps to top up registration fees, pay for footballs, sliotars, referee fees, subsidise bus hire, field maintenance and help towards any other bills which our club has fall due over the year. Tickets for the next monthly draw are available from Mentors, Parents, Committee, Healy's Daybreak, The Pike Service Station. Tickets €2 each or 3 for €5 FACEBOOK Follow St. Pat's on Facebook for all the latest club news:

The St. Pat's U-12 Ladies Football team that ran Ballymac close in a great contest at Bohadoon last week.

St. Patrick's U-8 Football team at the Play and Stay Football Blitz in Bohadoon.


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St. Mary’s Juveniles U-13 HURLING We were due to play St. Saviours in the second round of the league last Monday evening, 25th June but unfortunately they couldn’t field a team and so we ended up with the two points. Next up is Roanmore on Monday the 9th. U-12 HURLING Our penultimate game in the City League for our ‘maroon’ team took place in glorious sunshine in Kill last Wednesday evening, 27th June. Portlaw/Ballyduff were the visitors, and this game turned out to be a cracker. The opposition made the early running and at one stage led by eight points in the opening half, before a long range free from Tommy Queally ended up in the net to narrow the gap. Shortly after Matt Kiely added another and at the break only 2 points separated the teams. The second half was tit-for-tat for long spells before we got a run on the opposition. Matt got his second goal and James Lenihan added another to put us 4 points to the good with only minutes remaining. However, we couldn’t hold out as Portlaw\Ballyduff goaled with the last puck of the game to tie the match on a scoreline of St. Mary’s 4-6; Portlaw\Ballyduff 3-9. Meanwhile, our understrength ‘white’ team finished their Division 3 campaign with a loss last Friday week when St.

Saviours proved too strong for us in Ballybeg. The scoreboard didn’t do us justice when the full time whistle blew (511 to 0-4) as our boys battled gamely to the end. Unfortunately, we haven’t qualified for the semi-final stages, nonetheless we had 5 games in this Division and everyone got plenty game time. Once again thanks to the two Mary’s (Walsh and Crowley) for looking after this bunch. U-16 HURLING On the same evening as the U-12’s our U-16’s had Cappoquin at home in the opening round of the championship. Bunmahon hosted this one, and from the outset we were too strong for the Westerners. By the break we had a commanding 6-9 to 0-2 lead, and while the scoring rate dropped in the second half we still ran out comprehensive winners to gather the two points on offer. We have a few lads back to the fold this year which is encouraging, and it helps the morale of everyone involved, as this age group has struggled the last couple of seasons. The championship consists of 2 groups with the top three going to the Division 3 play-offs and the bottom three going to the Division 4 play-offs, and on the performance we can look forward to the Division 3 knock-out stages, but alot of hurling yet to be played. U-14 HURLING Round 2 of the championship saw St.

Olivers visit Kill last Sunday morning, 1st July. In beautiful conditions we had the backing of a strong breeze in the opening half and we made it count. Early goals from James Fitzgerald and Frank Kavanagh put us on the front foot as the Westerners struggled to get the ball up into their forward line. And that was the trend for the remainder of the half, as Eoin Ruane and Frank added further green flags, and by the break we had a commanding 4-10 to 03 lead. In fairness to Olivers they came out more determined in the second period and started picking off some fine scores. Jack Hennessy stopped the rot with a couple of points and Frank completed his hat trick and that sealed the victory, although the opposition kept battling away, but with James Harney and Fionn Bowdren in fine form in the back line we held on to record a 5-13 to 0-14 victory. U-11 HURLING Our ‘maroon’ team finished their City League campaign last Friday evening in Kill when Kilmacow made the trip across the Suir to take us on. This Division 2 encounter was nip and tuck the whole way, and it was only in the dying moments that the Kilkenny side edged it by a solitary point. Unfortunately, we ended up bottom of the table but we gave it our all throughout the campaign and that’s all we can ask. Thanks to Mary Walsh for looking after this age group.

Tourin TRAINING Please see club texts for days and times of training. CHAMPIONSHIP We played Abbeyside last Saturday in Cappoquin. This was our fourth game of the championship with two remaining. They will be played in the coming weeks. We started well but left Abbeyside get back into it even with a man down. They went in at half-time with a good lead which was going to be always hard to pull back.

We lost on a final score of 1-17 to 1-10. Our next game is on the 21st versus Ballinameela. The effort has been great the last few weeks but we need to step it up for the remainder of the year. BAG PACK We held our annual bag pack in Garvey’s SuperValu, Dungarvan last Saturday. We would like to thank Garvey’s for accommodating us. We would also like to thank everyone who gave the time to help out and especially Brian Leahy for organising it.

PADRE PIO BUS FUNDRAISER Padre Pio is holding a fundraising run/walk for a new bus on Sunday, 15th July. This is starting at Tourin Community Hall at 11 a.m. Please be there in plenty of time for registration at 10 am. You will have the option of a 5Km or 10Km route. So we hope to see a big turnout from the area. CLUB TEXT If anyone wants to be added to the club text please contact Cathal Wilkinson 086 890 4507.

Cois Bhride Cois Bhride Notes kindly sponsored by Cunningham's Hardware MINOR FOOTBALL Our minor footballers bowed out of the championship with the scoreline of 1.-10 to 1-14 against St. Pat’s at the County semi-final stage On a very warm night they gave a

very good account of themselves, St. Pats just pulling away in the last five minutes of the game. With a very small panel they passed all expectations to reach the division 2 semi-final. Thanks to all the players for their hard work during the year. Minor hurling training is on Monday

nights for their first championship game on July the 18th. U-21 FOOTBALL The u-21 football County final is on this Sunday 8th at 2 pm in Kill against Ballyduff/Portlaw please come along to support the team. Best of luck lads!

Ardmore IHC ARDMORE 0-15; CAPPOQUIN 2-16. We fell to our third defeat in the league part of the championship on Sunday last. We lined out without eight of our last year’s panel for one reason or another but I believe the opposition were also short. The game was nip and tuck throughout all the first half and even though we did go three points in front at one stage but we were pegged back. It must be said Seamus Prendergast was unlucky not to get a few frees but the referee thought otherwise. The biggest blow we received was just coming up to the break when Kenny Murphy who was having a fine game landed on his knee and suffered a serious injury. He was replaced by young Paudie Foley who could be very happy

with his championship debut. Halftime saw the the teams level at ten points a piece The second half saw Cappoquin start the better of the two teams and went a few points ahead but we battled hard and got back within a point. Then we we had a controversial incident. Seamus Prendergast got the sliotar into his hand and made for goal and was close to the small square when he was brought down. Every person in the field had this down as a stonewall penalty but to everyone's surprise the referee deemed that the foul was outside the big square This outraged the Ardmore camp but the referee’s decision is final albeit he got this one wrong. In his defence he was a bit back of the play and may have been unsighted.

Seamus went for a goal from the free but it was saved but from then on Cappoquin got on top and were deserving winners TIDY TOWNS SET OUR ALL IRELAND ACHIEVEMENT IN STONE The Ardmore Tidy Towns honoured our all Ireland winning team by unveiling a plague set in stone at the top of the villages. Tidy Towns chairperson Bill Ramsel opened up proceedings congratulating the players and management on the success and how much it meant to everyone in the parish. Club chairman Noel Conway spoke on behalf of the club and then it was left to Declan Prendergast, the winning captain to unveil the plague which is now there for all to see. The club would like to thank Bill Ramsel and his team for this kind gesture and is well appreciated.

Under 7 Brickey Rangers. Our youngest group were in action on Saturday morning in Old Parish at a hurling and football blitz.

Brickey Rangers INTERMEDIATE HURLING Our hurlers took on Modeligo last Friday night in Fraher Field and after a loss to Shamrocks the week before the lads were out to get back to winning ways. The lads started well going in at the break 1-7 to 8 up. The second half was tit for tat with the goal being the vital decider as that was the margin at the full time whistle finishing out 1-15 to 0-15. They take on Clashmore in senior football on Thursday, 12th of July. PICNIC IN THE PARK All systems are now on the go for our annual picnic which will take place on Sunday, 15th July. The day will be filled with live music by Out The Gap and the Old Rouges along with a massive fresh BBQ. Refreshments ,full shop facilities, kids activities and much much more. So come along and enjoy a family fun filled day at Bushy Park. CLUB LOTTO Last week’s draw which was held in the Local Bar where we had no lucky

punter the numbers drawn were: 2, 24, 26, 28. €25 to each of the following: Michael Dunne, Mary Sheridan, Cecila Walsh and Paddy and Peggy Barron This week’s draw will be held in the Tudor House and carries a jackpot of €3100. To be in with a chance of winning tickets are available from McGrath’s or Shalloe’s Newsagents or any member of the committee. Tickets are €2.00 each. JUVENILE NOTES U-8 hurling: Great day last Saturday in Fraher field with three brilliant games against Clonea Power, St. Oliver’s and Dungarvan. Great effort by all. We are very proud of all with the progression these boys and girls have made! Also thanks to all the supporters and parents. U-11 hurling: The under 11 team finished their Town and Country Hurling League on Friday night in baking heat in Bushy Park with a win over Abbeyside.

Next up is the town and country football league where we will be competing in division one. U-12 hurling: Our next match will be played Friday evening against Abbeyside. U-13 Hurling: Our U-13's travelled to Tallow to meet the Cois Brid boys for the first match in their hurling campaign. The heat of the day seemed to get to all players from both sides as they struggled to get momentum in the first half. Both sides were level with only two points each at the break. However, the second half proved to be a very entertaining one with the Brickeys putting in their all. There were some great scores and immense defending from both sides. Tallow put up a great fight with endless defending and some fine hurling. In the end our boys came out winners. U-14, U-15, U-16 Hurling: Training continues every week. All players will be kept informed on our WhatsApp group.

Clashmore/Kinsalebeg SENIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE KNOCK-OUT Clashmore/Kinsalebeg V Kilrossanty will be played in Leamybrien on Saturday next, July 7th at 7.30. p.m. FRAHER FIELD - WATERFORD GAA HOME VENUE Once again, Kildare demonstrated the benefit of home advantage in championship games. Similiar to Kildare, we need to put down a marker and insist that Fraher Field is our home venue over the next number of years, for our Senior Hurling Championship games and make it a fortress for visiting teams. Realistically, with planning objections etc, Walsh Park is unlikely to be ready until 2021 at the earliest. In hindsight, the Munster Council insisting that all Munster Championship Games had to be played at Munster venues sounds very hollow when we read that the

Leinster Final replay is fixed for Thurles - a Munster venue. It certainly appears that the powers that be in the G.A.A. make it up as they go along. Going forward, Waterford County Board officials have to put the interests of players and supporters first rather than apppeasing the self serving interests of the Munster Council and Croke Park, whose priorities are primarily driven by finance rather than giving all counties a fair deal. The way Waterford was treated this year by the Munster Council was disgraceful, and would not happen if Cork or Tipperary or other more vocal counties were in a similiar situation. It must not be allowed to happen again. Waterford County Board officials must assert their authority, demand that Fraher Field is our home venue and stand firm behind the players and the

Waterford G.A.A. public. CLASHMORE/KINSALEBEG 3-17; BALLYSAGGART 2-19. We recorded an important victory over Ballysaggart on Friday night last in Fraher Field which means we have topped the league table and now play Stradbally in the quarter-final weekending 19th August. Overall it was an excellent team performance with Darren Foley, Sean Fleming and Brian O’Halloran in scoring form. Team: S. Bourke, J. Seward, C. Bourke, A. O'Sullivan, B. Lynch, R. Fitzgerald, Ed O'Halloran, B. O'Halloran, L. Seward, S. Fleming, D. Allen, D. Foley, C. Ryan. Subs: C. Lynch, P. Dee, C. Connery and R. O'Sullivan.

BEST OF LUCK We wish the best of luck to our footballers who play Brickey Rangers in the Senior Football Championship on Thursday, July 12th.

St. Marys/Sliabh gCua JUNIOR A HURLING RESULTS Congratulations to St. Mary’s who successfully beat Ballinameela on Saturday night, 30thJune. Final score: St. Mary’s 1-17; Ballinameela 1-14. Great result and thank you to the supporters. JUNIOR A HURLING FIXTURES Naomh Mhuire v Cill Rosanty. Friday, 20th July, 2018 in the Fraher Field at 7:00 p.m. Referee Tadhg Tobin.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL FIXTURES – CHANGE OF DATE Sliabh gCua v Colligan now changed to Thursday, 5th July in the Fraher Field at 7:30 p.m. Referee: Timmy Organ. Sliabh gCua v Baile na Cúirte Friday, 13th July 2018 in the Fraher Fieldat 7:00 p.m. Referee Killian O’Sullivan. LOTTO RESULTS No winner of the €3,000 local lotto held on Sunday night, the winning numbers were 2, 8 and 25. Second numbers

drawn for the €1,200 prize, if no winner in the first draw 11, 14 and 20. No winners in both draws. Marian Cliffe won the promoters prize. €20 winners Mairead O’Mara, Tom Foley, Bridget Murray, Tom Foley and Martin Wall. Remember – if you’re not in you can’t win! SCRAP COLLECTION HUGE SUCCESS Thank you to all who donated to the scrap collection and to all who helped with collections. It was a huge success.



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Tulach an Iarainn (Tulach an Iarainn sponsored by McGrath's Chemist) TALLOW GAA LOTTO SPONSORED BY KEARNEY'S RESTAURANT TALLOW Numbers drawn were: 13, 16, 21, 24. No winner. Consolation Prizes: Clíona, Mark & Anna, Kathleen Delaney, Margaret Moore, Paul O'Mahony. Promoter: Denny Cunningham. Next draw: Keniry’s July 9th. Jackpot: €3,000. Our weekly Lotto tickets are available to purchase from any of the promoters or any businesses around town. FIXTURES U-21 football County Final v Portlaw/Ballyduff in Kill on Sunday, July 8th at 2 pm. Junior hurling Western semi-final v Fourmilewater on Thursday, July 19th. COMHBHRÓN CLG Tulach an Iarainn wishes to extend sincere sympathy to the McCarthy family Curraheen, on the sad passing of Mary (Molly.) Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam. SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Tallow 1-14; Fourmilewater 1-13. Tallow and Fourmilewater produced a nail biting encounter in difficult playing conditions on Saturday evening last. Us spectators were just about able to cope

with the heat never mind the thirty misfortunes on the pitch. They coped well with it however and managed to come out with a one point victory, the final point being scored by the on form Evan Sheehan. Fourmilewater got the first score of the game after just three minutes to which Jake Neville swiftly replied with one of his own. Fourmilewater followed with two to our one and the game continued with this pattern until Fourmilewater scored their goal. Evan Sheehan put Tallow ahead again mid way through the first half. The first goal of the game came from a rebound following a marvellous save by Shaun O’Sullivan and this put Tallow under severe pressure as Fourmilewater followed the goal with three points in a row. Tallow were awarded a penalty approaching the end of the first half. Thomas Ryan stepped up to take and finished it perfectly in the back of the Fourmilewater net. Half-time score: Tallow 1-5; Fourmilewater 1-8. Tallow trailed by three and had it all to do in the second half. Despite four frees being awarded against Tallow in the first three minutes Tallow looked sharper in the second half. They scored five points in a row with

Tallow Senior hurling team who defeated Fourmilewater on Saturday evening last. no response. Those points were scored by Darah Buckley, Thomas Ryan, Ian Beecher and Evan Sheehan. The ever solid Tallow full back line ensured scores were not going to be given easily at all!! They sent some very intelligent ball to their forwards and so the forwards reaped the rewards. The sides were level with five minutes to go after

Fourmilewater pointed a free and this game could have gone either way. Luckily enough Tallow held their composure and Evan tapped over the winner. Fourmilewater sent a long and dangerous ball into the square with one minute to go. This was caught brilliantly on the line by Mark O'Brien and driven into the stand. We didn't mind where he

hit it at this stage because the catch was good enough for us. Tallow ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-13. A draw will be made to determine our next opponents so watch this space. Scorers for Tallow: T. Ryan 1-5 (3f), E. Sheehan 0-4, R. Grey 0-2 (2f), D. Buckley, I. Beecher J. Neville 0-1 each. Tallow: S. O' Sullivan, M. Tobin, D. O'Brien,

K. Kearney, M. O'Brien, R. Geary, R. Beecher, T. Ryan, J. Henley, D. Mulcahy, I. Beecher, J. Neville, R. Grey, E. Sheehan, D. Buckley. Subs for Tallow: T. Daly, M. Stewart, B. McCarthy.

WEDDING BELLS Wishing one of our senior hurlers Mark O’Brien best wishes for his upcoming wedding to Lisa Fitzsimons this Friday. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.

Kilrossanty CLOTTO SPONSORED BY KILL AGRICULTURAL LTD CLOTTO RESULTS No winner of a Jackpot of €7,600 held in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien, on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 04, 08, 13, 28. €30 won by the following people: Edel Riordan, Ballintea; Heather Ryan; Comeragh. Seller’s prize of €30 Nicky Power, Ballyshunnock. Next week’s Clotto to be held in Micilin's Bar, Kilrossanty, on Sunday night 8/7/2018 for a jackpot of €7,700. On duty on the night Kenny Houlihan and Jason Dee. SENIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAY-OFF Our senior footballers will play Clashmore in the Senior Football League Play off this coming Saturday evening, 7th July at 7:30 p.m. in Páirc Naomh Bríd, Leamybrien. DÉISE DRAW Congratulations to Pierce Whyte, Cutten who won €200 in the Déise Draw held in Stradbally GAA Centre last Wednesday evening, 27th June. Thank you to all who have purchased tickets and supported the club. The next draw takes place in Kilmacthomas on Wednesday, July 25th. U-21 B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP We drawn to play Cappoquin/Affane in the quarter-finals of the u-21B Hurling Championship on Friday, 3rd August in Dungarvan GAA Grounds at 7:30 pm. In the event of a draw 2 x 10 minutes extratime will be played. CLUB DEVELOPMENT DRAW Kilrossanty GAA confined club de-

velopment draw will take place this coming Saturday evening, July 7th in Micilins Bar. We are delighted with the response received so far, if you would like to join before the first draw there's still time so please get in touch with any development committee member. All proceeds from the draw will go towards club development. MONSTER BINGO Thank to everyone who came out and supported the Monster Bingo on Friday evening last, 29th June in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien, towards the continued development of our underage GAA players. Our next Monster Bingo will take place on Friday, 27th July in Crotty's Inn, Leamybrien. KILROSSANTY JUVENILE Under 6 to Under 10 Football and Hurling: Training for this age group takes place in the new field each Monday evening at 7 p.m. New members always welcome. Under 12 Hurling Town and Country Leagues: The Under 12 hurlers brought down the curtain on their campaign when they played Cappoquin in Leamybrien on Friday evening week. While defeat was unfortunately their lot, great credit is due to this small panel of players for their commitment and effort throughout the competition. Thanks to Ken Dunphy for bringing these young players together and for giving of his time as trainer and team manager. Panel for the Cappoquin game: Charlie

Naomh Bríd U-10 Hurlers who took part in the Annual Ballyduff Tournament

Ahern, Jack Crotty, Barry Cunningham, Syd Hanlon, Donnacha Hayes, Shay Kirwan, Oisin McCusker, Conor O'Mahony, Robert Power, Jamie Ryan, Brian Veale, Ken Dunphy, Matthew Veale, Cathal Walsh, Feidhlim Walsh, Shay Walsh.

Under 14 Hurling: Following on from their win in the opening game of the championship, it was a home game against Deuglan Naofa which was next on the list and this was due to be played on Monday night of this week. Report in next week’s notes. The team’s next scheduled fixture is a home game against Clashmore/Kinsalebeg on Monday night, July 16th at 7 pm. Under 16 Hurling: In a high scoring game in the Nire Valley, the Under 16's had a great start to their championship with a superb win against the fancied Fourmilewater on Wednesday evening of last week. Well done to all. Panel on the night: Aidan Behan. Alan Dunwoody, Kaylum Hogan, Darragh Walsh, Josh Browne, Cormac Curran, Rian Hayes, Frankie de Paor, Michael Casey, Rian Hogan, Padraig Fitzgerald, Seamus Fitzgerald, Kieran Morrissey, Seamus O'Sullivan, Darragh Veale, Ronan Power, Caoimhin Walsh, William Walsh, James Power. Scorers: Aidan Behan 2-3, Padraig Fitzgerald 1-2, Caoimhin Walsh 1-01, Darragh Walsh 1-0, Rian Hogan 0-2, Seamus Fitzgerald 0-2, James Power 0-1. Final score Kilrossanty 5-11; Fourmilewater 2-18.

Next game is home to Cois Bhride on Wednesday evening next, July 11th at 7 pm. Cul Camp 2018: A reminder that the camp, which will be in the GAA grounds in Leamybrien, will take place from July 16th to 21st inclusive.

Naomh Chartaigh U-9 hurlers who took part in the Ballymac Blitz with Paddy Joe Ryan.

Modeligo CONGRATULATIONS TYLER AND HIS TEAM! Congratulations and well done from everyone here in Modeligo to Thomas Walsh and his team of umpires who were on duty for the Munster Minor Hurling Final in Semple Stadium, Thurles between Tipperary and Limerick on Sunday last. It certainly was a proud day for Thomas, his family and all of us here in our club to have Thomas selected to officiate over a game at such a high level and we congratulate Tyler and his umpires, including another of our clubmen, Derek Kelly, alongside Pat Murphy, Pat Walsh and Gerry Tobin on a job well done. WEST INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT: Brickeys1-15; Modeligo 0-15. (Played Friday, June 29th in Fraher Field) Hard luck to our Intermediate hurlers who were beaten by Brickeys on Friday evening last. To be fair, our opponents were just sharper on the night and deserved their win, but our lads can take heart from the fact that despite being short a few regu-

lars, there was still only a puck of a ball in it at the end of this game. This concludes the group stage of the competition for the lads, with details of the Quarter-finals yet to be confirmed. JUNIOR "C" HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Unfortunately, our involvement in this competition came to an end without pucking a ball over the past weekend. Due to injuries and players being unavailable, along with the fact that three of our Junior players were used by our Intermediate side on Friday evening, we found ourselves in an impossible position for Saturday's Junior game against Abbeyside and had to concede. The lads had fulfilled every other fixture up to this point, and great credit is due to them for their efforts during this campaign. UPCOMING FIXTURES FOR MODELIGO Listed below is the information we have received of official fixtures for our club: *Intermediate Football Championship: (Peile Idirmheanach) (Round 4) Má Dheilge vrs. Baile na Miolach. Dáta: Saturday, July 7th, 2018.

Ionad: Cappoquin. AM: 7 p.m. Réiteoir: Tadgh Tobin. (Round 5) Má Dheilge vrs. Na Gearaltaigh. Dáta: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Ionad: Cappoquin. AM: 7 p.m. Réiteoir: Pat Casey. ON COUNTY DUTY Three of our club’s Camogie players, Rhona Drohan, Kate Hickey and Mary Kate Curran, lined out for Waterford's Minor Football squad on Saturday last, when they faced Kildare in the All-Ireland semi-final. They were unfortunately beaten on this occasion, but well done to the girls on their selection for this county side. It has been a busy few weeks for Mary Kate as she has also been involved with the Waterford Senior Camogie squad for their Championship outings against Galway and Kilkenny, and again we would like to congratulate her on her efforts. MODELIGO SUMMER CAMP The Annual Modeligo Summer Camp will take place this year from Monday, July 9th to Friday, July 13th. (10 am to 2 pm Monday - Thursday with a 1 pm finish on Friday). For full details contact Micheál on 087 2892116.


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George Young, Brendan Bell, Colin Bell and Michael Houlihan pictured at the Hooli Long Puck.

[Dan McGrath]


Gary Collins, Mark Crotty and Tomas Duggan, pictured at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday. [Dan McGrath]

Waterford hurler Jamie Barron pictured in action at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday. [Dan McGrath]

Pat Curran, David Crotty and Jamie Barron pictured at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday

[Dan McGrath].

Maria Delahunty, Tommy Egan and Jonathan Houlihan pictured at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday. [Dan McGrath]

Cappoquin/Affane COUNTY MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES Rd 1 Tues., 3rd July: Cappoquin V Ardmore at 7.30 pm in Ardmore Rd 2 Wed., 18th July: Cappoquin V Dungarvan at 7.30 in The Sportsfield Rd 3 Wed., 1st August: Cappoquin V Fourmilewater at 7.30 pm In Ballymacabry. Rd 4 Tues., 14th Aug: Bye Rd 5 Wed., 29th Aug: Cappoquin V Killrossanty at 7.30 pm in Leamybrien. Rd 6 Wed., 5th Sept: Cappoquin V Clashmore at 11.30 am in The Sportsfield Rd 7 Sun.,16th Sept: Cappoquin V Ballyduff Upr at 11.30 am in The Sportsfield WEST JHC FIXTURES Saturday, 14th July: Cappoquin V Brickey Rangers in Colligan Sunday, 22nd July Ceapach Choinn V Fanaithe na Gleanna at 12 noon in Lismore. WEST U-21 H QTR FINAL FIXTURE Friday, 3rd August: Cloch na Cuinne v Cill Rosanta at 7.30 pm in The Dungarvan Club Grounds. CAPPOQUIN-AFFANE GAA CLUB LOTTO MONDAY, 25th JUNE Jackpot €9,400. Numbers drawn 515-22-25. No winner. The five €20 consolation prize winners were: The Foley family, Melleray; Ellen Fitzgerald,

Melleray Rd; Richie Scanlan, Ballyhane; Gerry Moore, Shanbally and John Buckley, Affane. THREE TO ANSWER 1, Who are the only Ulster county never to win the Angl Celt cup? 2, Who was Sligo's last Football All star? 3, How many times have Mt. Sion been Waterford senior hurling champions? LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS 1, Kildare beat London in this year’s Christy Ring Cup final 2, Sligo beat Lancashire in this year’s Lory Meagher Cup final 3, Donegal beat Warwickshire in this year’s Nicky Rackard Cup final. WEST IHC Cappoquin played their final game of the league section of the championship last Sunday in the Dungarvan club grounds against Ardmore where they came away with a good eight point win on the scoreline of 2-17 to 0-15. UPCOMING WESTERN BOARD /COUNTY U-14, U-15, U-16 / MINOR HURLING FIXTURE FOR THE SPORTSFIELD Junior Fball - Rd 3 Shamrocks V Kilgobinet Sat., 7th July 5.30 pm Intermediate Fball - Rd 4 Ballinameela V Modeligo Sat., 7th July 7.00 pm

U-16 County Hurling C’ship - Rd 2 Wed 11th July: Cappoquin V Clashmore/Kinsalebeg at 7 pm Junior Fball - Rd 3 Shamrocks V Kilgobinet Sat., 14th July 5.30 pm Intermediate Fball - Rd 5 Geraldines V Modeligo Sat., 14th July 7.00 pm U-14 County Hurling C’ship: Rd 3 Mon., 16th July: Cappoquin V Ballygunner B at 7 pm Junior A Hurling - Rd 3 Tourin V Ballinameela Sat., 21st July 7.00 pm U-16 County Hurling - Rd 4 Wed., 8th Aug: Cappoquin V Ferrybank at 7 pm U-14 County Hurling C’ship: Rd 5 Mon., 13th Aug: Cappoquin V Erins Own-Sacred Heart at 7 pm WEST JHC FIXTURES Sat., 14th July: Cappoquin V Brickey Rangers in Colligan Sun., 22nd July Ceapach Choinn V Fanaithe na Gleanna at 12 noon in Lismore. WEST U-21 H QTR-FINAL FIXTURE Friday, 3rd Aug: Cloch na Cuinne v Cill Rosanta at 7.30 pm in the Dungarvan Club Grounds. WEST JUNIOR FOOTBALL C’SHIP FIXTURE Saturday, 7th July 2018: Ath Meadhan v An Sean Phobal at 7 pm in Bushy Park.

John Curran pictured in the play off at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday.

Tony Ryan and Michael Houlihan commentating on the day’s action at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday. [Dan McGrath]

Jim Dee pictured in action at the Hooli Long Puck. [Dan McGrath]. Tomas Duggan and grandchild Sadie pictured at the Hooli Long Puck.

Lismore LOTTO DRAW There was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Drawn Nos 3, 5, 18 & 24. €20 Consolation winners were:- Niall & Anne O’Brien; Billy Ormonde; Ann-Marie Lineen and Patrick Buckley. Next week’s jackpot €3,500.

SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP On Sunday evening last we played Mount Sion in our final group match. Struggling from the onset we managed to be five points behind at halftime with a scoreline of Lismore 0-08;

Mount Sion 1-10. Scoring two goals in the second half were immediately cancelled out straight away with Mount Sion scoring goals almost immediately. Final Score Lismore 2-15; Mount Sion 4-17.

Naomh Chartaigh (Lismore/Ballysaggart Juvenile GAA) UNDER 13 HURLING The team played a championship match against St. Mollerans. It was a good game and the boys came away with the win.

UNDER 16s Our under 16s played an Rinn away last Wednesday night in the first round of the championship. Although tight for numbers due to holidays and injuries the lads worked really hard for each other and finished with a well deserved win.

Deirdre Kiely and Karen Walsh pictured at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday.

Paul Houlihan pictured in action at the Hooli Long Puck last Saturday.



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

Abbeyside/Ballinacourty JACK THE JOKER Our ever popular Jack the Joker fundraiser continues this Sunday night in Crottys Bar where the jackpot is €3,200 as on Sunday night Stephen Enright was drawn out of the drum and chose card number 16 which when turned wasn’t the joker but he did win €50. Jim Egan and Michael Kiely won €25 each. SENIOR HURLING Our senior hurlers recorded a great win over An Rinn in the County Championship last Sunday evening in Bushy Park. This win qualifies them for the quarter-finals of the Championship which will be played in late August. Also full credit to all in the Brickey Rangers club for having everything in such good order for the game, with the pitch in briiliant condition, plenty of stewards and a scoreboard in operation. Team: S. ENRIGHT, B. LOOBY, S. O'HARE, J. ELSTED, C. PRUNTY, D. COLLINS, D. McGRATH, M. POWER, S. WHELAN BARRETT, S. DALY, T. MURRAY, J. HURNEY, M. FERNCOMBE, P. HURNEY, N. MONTGOMERY. Subs: E. KIELY, T. LOOBY, M. O'HALLORAN, J. BERESFORD, M. TWOMEY.

JUNIOR HURLING On Saturday night last our Junior A hurlers travelled to Cappoquin to take on Tourin in the Western Championship. The team gave a great performance on the night to win by 7 points. Their next game is against Colligan later in the month. Team: A. BERESFORD, C. McCARTHY, G. BREEN, S. O'CONNOR, J. DUGGAN, S. AHERNE, S. BRIGGS, D. HENLEY, D. SWEENEY, M. FIVES, E. ENRIGHT, S. CROTTY, S. CLIFFE, L. HURNEY, R. RYAN. Sub: K. DWANE.

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL Our intermediate football team play The Geraldines in the Western Championship on Friday night at 7.00 p.m. in Fraher Field. BOOKING OF PITCHES We would like to remind all our coaches to please ensure that they book the pitches with Michael Donovan before training. CLUB BINGO Our club bingo session continues in the CBS Hall this Sunday night with a jackpot of €700. ABBEYSIDE/BALLINACOURTY JUVENILE Finals of the Parish Hurling Leagues: Yet again the Burgery venue basked in glorious sunshine on Saturday last as the younger generations of our club descended from every corner of the parish to take part in the finals of the Mini All Ireland series, and what a sight awaited these stars of the future as they entered the club grounds as the silverware on offer glistened in the early morning sun. There was a huge turnout of parents, supporters and friends all eagerly anticipating some lively fare. And they were not to be disappointed as the young hurlers put on a display of skill and endeavor that was second to none. The grounds were looking really splendid with playing fields laid out, grass cut fresh, seating arrangements for all who needed it, extended light refreshment areas to cater for everyone’s needs and to cap it all we had the services of the Dungarvan Pipe Band who provided suitable sport event music under the leadership of pipe supremo John Tynan. Right from the start it was “all hands on deck” as juvenile committee chairman Joe Cleary, together with his fellow committee members kept the show moving along so that it was an all action morning. Danny McGrath was our resident photographer for the event and he did a splendid job. Our catering team were early on sight to ensure that there was a plentiful supply of cool drinks and general sustenance for all. Well done all. The grounds were a credit to our field maintenance team under the guidance of Bernard Shields. Bernard, with his team also organized the traffic arrangements for the event. Well done lads. Special Guests: Our special guests on the morning were members of the Lenihan and Flynn families. Catherine and Helena Lenihan presented the cup which commemorates the memory of former club officer and events organizer supreme Danny Lenihan. Brendan Flynn presented the cup which commemorates the memory of Joe Flynn

who was a stalwart hurler on our club senior teams of the past. As the strains of Amhráin na bhFiann reverberated around the Abbeyside air from the pipers of the Pipe Band the various teams stood proudly in their blue and gold and green and white jerseys of Abbeyside/Ballinacourty, White and Blue of The Déise and a host of coloured bibs. As the parade took off, one could sense the tension amongst all the teams as they made their way to the designated pitches. Under 7/8 Games – Tiobraid Árann V Aontroim: Antrim were first to break from the parade and gathered in a last minute pre match huddle before the throw in. Yet again though it was the Tipperary who got off to a flyer of a start through Rian Cliffe who had two goals in the bag in a matter of minutes. Antrim attempted to regroup through one of the players of the tournament Tomas Hayes whose work ethic on the pitch is immense. Antrim rained down shots on the Tipperary goal through Kieran Poland, Seán Óg Mansfield and Donnchadh Callaghan but all were off target. Then, against the run of play, Fionnan Murray struck for two goals to give the Tipperary team a commanding lead at the halftime break. Similar to last week’s encounter the Antrim men came out a more determined outfit in the second half and through talisman Kieran Poland struck for a goal, which was immediately countered at the opposite end by a Rian Cliffe tap in after a Tipperary mass attack down the pitch. Antrim to their credit again rallied and through Evan McCarthy, Tomas Hayes, Jacob Hazelmayer, Harry O’Connor and Seán Óg Mansfield upped the work effort to create two further goal chances for Kieran Poland which he duly converted. As one sensed an Antrim come back was on the cards prolific goal scorer Rian Cliffe struck for another goal which was followed by another from the lion hearted Natanas Lunskis, which was just reward for the player who was involved in nearly every play during the game, Isaac Walsh is definitely one to watch for the future as this young player was fully committed along with Darragh Truman. The game continued at a pace and although appearing now out of reach of the Antrim men, Kieran Poland hit another goal to bring his tally to four. Antrim looked in for another goal but for a wonderful piece of skill from Ronan O’Sullivan with a masterful ground block. As the clock ticked down there was no let-up in the pace and skills on display in this encounter, and as former county star James Murray blew the final whistle it was Tipperary who were crowned deserving winners after a tough sporting competition played in glorious conditions to claim the Ballinroad Cup Dublin V Galway: The clash of Dublin and Galway was a repeat of last week’s fixture and because of this, it was a match that was very eagerly awaited. Both sides welcomed back some stalwarts who were missing last week due to illness and just two minutes after throw-in it was clear that these players had made a full recovery. The pace of the game reflected the mid-morning sunshine; it was intense and glorious. Great to watch. The mighty Rory McKeown led the charge from the Dublin midfield surging forward to link up with the forward line that included a very skilful Tadgh Breen. Dublin goaled early with a crisp strike from Dara Byrne. The Galway defenders rallied quickly though through Noah Walsh’s determination and booming clearances. The effervescent James Hughes, who was always on the alert for a goal opportunity, ran on to a clearance from Noah and with a fantastic first time swing, fizzed the sliotar to the back of the Dublin net. As the first half progressed, Dublin became a more imposing force on the game. Harry Fitzgerald never stopped running and seemed to be everywhere, sweeping up loose balls in the half-back line. Harry’s efforts were matched in the Galway defence by Jayden Organ, who just before half time, tracked back and blocked three shots in a row to keep the

Dublin attack at bay. Displays of pure skill and determination like these are a joy to see in young hurlers. Dublin edged the first half though with a swift brace from Dara Byrne despite the best efforts of Cameron Flavin who made two terrific saves. Even though Galway trailed at the break, everyone knew that they were not finished and would definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the second half. The mercury was at 22 degrees so both teams regrouped and rehydrated at half-time and discussed tactics for the second half. Galway had the bit between their teeth and as David Looby (star of our senior and u21 football teams) threw in the ball, it was Darrach McGrath to put his mark in the game. Darrach brushed aside challenges form two Dublin players and laid off a sweet ball for Theo King who used his pace to dash in, and sweep the ball to the back of the net. The battle in midfield ebbed and flowed throughout the game. Dara Power for Dublin, and Danny Kennedy for Galway, displayed some deft touches to distribute the ball to their ever-hungry forward lines. Seán Carton dispossessed a Dublin player and brilliantly cleared the ball for Donnacha Breen to have a shot on goal. The shot was intercepted by Lochlain Hurney and within the blink of an eye, young Hurney had Dublin on the attack again. This time Luke Walsh was on hand to dispatch the ball to the goal with a cool finish. This seemed to raise the hackles of the Tribesmen as Luke Fitzgerald hunted, harried and generally disrupted the flow of the Dublin attack. As well as great defending, Luke also showed some great stickwork to find Noah Walsh who narrowly shot wide due to fantastic pressure from Matthew Malatinski and Odhran Walsh who marshalled the Dublin defence. One of the great performances of the day has to be that of young Sam Morrissey. Sam, the captain of the Dublin team, led by example throughout, chasing down every ball that came his way and producing some brilliant hurling. At the end of the match, it was difficult to say that either team deserved to lose but this time the spoils went to Dublin who claimed the Garranbane Cup. Every one of the players on duty gave their all on the pitch and all were well deserving of their sandwiches, fruit and treats after the game. All of these young seven and eight year old hurlers are a real credit to their parents and club. The teamwork, support and camaraderie that was on show in such young boys will surely lead to great days and great friendships that will last right into the future. We will do our best, along with the parents, to nurture these young boys in order to give them the opportunity to develop into fine young players and people. Under 11/12 Games – Clare V Kilkenny: The u-11/12 Joe Flynn Cup final will be talked about for a long time to come as we witnessed one of the most competitive finals in many years. The two teams of Clare and Kilkenny knew all about each other prior to Saturday’s final as they had played out a brilliant drawn game in the last game of the league section only the previous Wednesday night. From the moment referee Oisin Hallahan threw in the ball all players went for every ball as if their lives depended on it. The midfield battle from the off between, Clare's Sean Prunty and Kilkenny's Niall McCarthy was titanic and both played captains parts as they drove on their teams. Both players had their shooting boots on as they found the target from everywhere. The Clare defence have been consistent all year and they kept their best performace for the final as Rody Morrissey defended brilliantly beside Diuran Norris who although small in stature gave a man of the match display. Behind them goalkeeper Sean Kiely didnt put a foot wrong as he showed his class and composure in this specialist position. Brian Kiely, Sean De Paor and Ethan Byrne in the Clare forward line never game the Kilkenny backs a minutes peace and took their scoring chances when they came to make sure Clare led

at the break by four points. A switch by Kilkenny at half-time saw the very talented Cal Tutty move from defence to attack in a swop with the powerful Oisin Power and this change bore fruit right from the start of the half as Kilkenny with Sean Murray to the fore roared back into the game. Dillon Doublet was superb between the posts for the cats with his pin pointed puckouts finding his men time after the time. Matthew Karl Lawlor, Rian Keohan and Rory Finnegan time and time again came out of the defence with balls to set up Kilkenny attacks and the gap was down to 2 with 10 minutes remaining. Clare were up against it now but a tactical switch of putting Sean Prunty back to man mark Cal Tutty freed up Matthew Walsh to go to midfield and this reshuffle probably decided the game as Matthew powered into the game showing all his skills to push Clare back in control. Kilkenny fought until the end but at the final whistle it was Clare ahead on a scoreline of 04-08 to 03-05. Cork V Laois – Score Cork 7-10; Laois 0-1: The Mini Ireland saw the meeting of the Cork and Laois teams in the shield. Both teams took the field with a level of determination despite being impacted by the loss of key players through holiday commitments. Cork were playing up the hill and were first to strike through the sharp Rian Burke who ended up contributing 3-2 to the final score and was a thorn in the side of Laois all through the game. The Cork team where using the long ball very effectively to keep the score board turning over with scores from Dara Buckley, Diarmuid Mackle and Rian Burke to keep the Laois team under pressure. With the constant threat of Daniel McGrath, Matthew Carney and Leo Hogan all putting in strong performances The slick Cork team proved to be as strong as the sun on the day. The score board does not do justice to the efforts of the Laois team, strong performances from Caleb Walsh and Conor Byrne underpinned the defence with Eoin Lattimore and Tommy Flynn driving the mid field and Tomás Barrett, Dean and Nathan Norris in the final third of the field but just could not convert their momentous efforts to scores. Both teams were well supported by the highly trained first aid staff on standby providing everything from selection of fruits to water to these young teams. Even the supporters were drawing on the recent addition of the bottle of sun cream to the side-line medical kit, not often seen in these parts!! Having viewed the games over the past number of weeks it only right to say that all of us in the club commend all those who give of their time weekly to coach, develop and mentor the future generations of our historic club in the attributes of our national game. And to all those who played over the past month , a huge well done. Fantastic effort and commitment. If everyone keeps up this effort the future is indeed bright. Under 9/10 Games – Offaly win epic battle in the final minute of extratime: Our famed Abbeyside / Ballinacourty venue was the scene for one of the best games seen at this level in many years to decide who would take home the Danny Lenihan cup. Due to holiday commitments both teams were short some of their regular starters so a number of players were drafted in from the camogie team, all of whom can be proud of their contribution to a fantastic game. The early exchanges were fast and skilful with the ball moving quickly on the fast ground. Scoring was tit for tat early on, however a goal from Shane Enright towards the end of the half gave Limerick a two point advantage at the interval. Early in the second half two goals for Limerick opened up an 8 point lead which looked like it would be enough to see them home. However, it was then that Offaly began to show their ability and goals from top scorer Jack Hurney and Louis Simms followed by excellent long range points from John Fitzgerald meant that Offaly led by one with seconds left and must have felt the cup was theirs. However, when a score was needed, Aaron Walsh was the man to

Brendan Flynn presents the Joe Flynn Cup to Sean Prunty.

Catherine and Helena Lenihan present the Danny Lenihan Cup to Daniel O’Connor.

Michael Briggs presents the Ballinroad Cup to Rian Cliffe. Also included is Joe Cleary. step and send the game to extra time. Stout defending from both sides, where Sean Flynn, Dan Hayes, Hollie Walsh, Sophie Norris, Adam Fitzpatrick and Dan O’Conner stood out meant that with a minute left, sides were still level. At this point Dara Sullivan made an unbelievable save to keep Offaly in the game and with the clock in the red the ball came to Louis Simms to slot a match winning point and finally end what was a truly epic encounter. Top scores on the day were: Jack Hurney 2-5, Aaron Walsh 3 -2, Louis Simms 1-1, John Fitzgerald 0-4 and Shane Enright 1-0.

This was an unbelievable game played in the truest spirit of The Village. End to end, non stop action. Tackles, exquisite striking, smart play, first time hurling, sweeping movement of play. It had it all.

Camogie Assist: Our sincere thanks to Michelle Kiely who organised our camogie players who assisted us on the day. Abigail Henley, Sophie Norris, Gráinne De Paor, Lauren Cliffe, Leah O’Riordan, Emma Power and Holly Walsh all contributed handsomely to our day. Summer Cúl Camp: The County Coaching Committee Cúl Camp is running through this week at our club grounds. We have had very successful camps over recent years and indications are that this years camp will match up with anything that went before. Camp organiser Danny McGrath has been busy putting the final touches to arrangements for the week. I understand that there will be in excess of one hundred and fifty young players catered for. Well done Danny.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

24th Annual Intersport Elverys/Ascics Summer Series Race 8

26th Annual Mooney’s Bar Ras na Rinne on this Friday, July 6th RACE number 8 in the 24th Annual Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series will take place on Friday, July 6th when we head to Ring for the 26th Annual Mooneys Bar Ras Na Rinne. We look forward to our visit to Ring and thank Liam Morrissey of Mooney's Pub for his kind sponsorship once again this year. The race itself will have an 7.30

Sean Healy Memorial Ballynonty 10 BALLYNONTY AC are holding their annual 10 mile road race on Sunday, July 29th at 11 a.m. Registration is at the community hall and €10 is the race fee.

National medals for pole vaulters at Irish Life Health Junior and under 23 National championships IN A very warm Tullamore stadium last Saturday the club brought home two national pole vault medals at the Irish Life Health Junior and U-23 Championships. Yuri Kanash vaulted 4.20 to take gold in the under 23 championship event and Patrick Fitzgerald in the junior competition claimed bronze with a vault of 3.80. Very well done to both?

Running Quote I HAVE cried once or twice when I crossed the finish line, out of a fullness of feeling that can't be expressed in words.

pm start and registration will be at Community hall in An Rinn from 6.30 pm. The top contenders of course will be vying to have their names inscribed on the famous O’Droma family shield. Seamus and Mary Rose and family are still loyal supporters of the race over its 26 year history and each and every year the runners

battle it out on the sandy course of the An Coinigéar vying to have their name engraved on the famed O’Droma family shield. Who will it be this year? LINK ADDRESS FOR ONLINE ENTRY TO RAS NA RINNE e v e n t - r e g / s e l e c t race?e=54984751

Club Greenway Run Saturday, 28th July AS part of our preparations for the Autumn Marathons & Half Marathon we will be doing another club run on the Greenway. This year the plan is to run towards Waterford. This run is geared towards preparation for our target autumn races but all club members are more than welcome to join us on the day. There will be no numbers, chip timing, water stations, gels or prizes it’s purely a self supported training run. A bus will leave the Pond in Abbeyside at 9.00 am and drop everyone to Kilmacthomas (19k from Carriganore). The option is also there to run from McGraths Cross towards Carriganore which increases the distance by 5k (24k). After the run we will go for coffee and fresh scones in WIT

Carriganore and showers will also be available. If you want to leave your gear bag on the bus it will transport it to Waterford for you. A nominal fee of €10 will be charged which can be paid on the morning of the run. The bus will leave Carriganore at 12.30 pm aiming to be back in town by lunchtime. This will give you plenty time to get yourself ready for an informal club night out, details to follow. If you are interested in joining us on this run please text Irene on (086) 8242348 to book your seat on the bus. When you are running on the Greenway please run on the left and pass out on the right. It will be very busy and is shared space so please be mindful of that and run no more than two abreast. Enjoy the journey.


Waterford Viking Half and Quarter Marathon LAST Saturday saw the 7th running of the Waterford Viking marathon event, as is well documented at this stage the full marathon itself didn't take place on medical advice due to the extreme hot weather conditions, a cancellation which was a very wise decision as on race day it would have been extremely unwise for any athlete no matter what standard taking on the full marathon 26.2 mile distance. Most of the runners who had signed up for the full marathon were happy enough to make do with the half or the quarter marathon which were the other two options on the day. The overall half marathon winner was Freddie Stukk 1.11.30 a Kenyan athlete who comes to Ireland each year for the road racing season and while here he runs in the colours of Raheny Shamrock AC. The distance saw 1,040 finishers. The ladies winner in the half was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC

in 1.23.49, West Waterford's first athlete home here was Raivis Zakis in 4th place with a time of 1.16.29. Ann Dunford was our first lady finisher with a time of 1.51.59. Turning to the quarter marathon where there were 825 finishers, this race was run over a distance of 7.2 miles. Jason Travers was our first athlete home in an excellent 45.59 for 10th place overall. The club’s first lady home was Angeline Drennan in a time of 1.02.27. Well done to all who completed both distance on what was a most difficult day for road racing. HALF MARATHON Raivis Zakis 1.16.29 Colm Ryan 1.28.35 Walter Drohan 1.29.50 Ted O'Leary 1.33.50 Tom Leahy 1.36.14 Gerry Cantwell 1.36.47 Mark Cliffe 1.37.10 Kevin Casey 1.37.13 Anthony Dwyer 1.42.01

Paul Brunnock 1.43.43 Peter Cunningham 1.44.26 Mick Concannon 1.46.10 Liam Fitzgerald 1.49.49 Ann Dunford 1.51.59 Liam Costin 1.51.45 Tomas Coleman 1.55.07 Sinead Ní Fhaolain 1.56.11 Sharon Nugent 1.56.58 Michelle Hynes 2.00.13 Cait Verling 2.00.52 Paul McGrath 2.03.03 Carol Pope 2.06.21 QUARTER MARATHON Jason Travers 45.59 Ray Hahesy 49.31 Noel Hogan 59.05 Angeline Drennan 1.02.27 Bernie Prendergast 1.04.07 Michelle Horgan 1.04.52 Tomas Horgan 1.04.53 Kate Meskill 1.03.24 Darren Coogan 1.04.51 Sarah Duffy 1.21.38 Fiona O'Riordan 1.28.16 Deirdre Clancy 1.28.16 Andrea Walsh 1.31.41 Claire Cosgrave 1.31.43

West Waterford Athletic Club Juveniles

Aislinn O’Regan Irish flag bearer THE opening ceremony of the Irish Wheelchair and Amputees World Youth Games took place on Monday in Athlone. As the youngest member of the Irish team, West Waterford’s Aislinn O’Regan had the honour of carrying the Irish Flag at the Opening Ceremony. Over 250 athletes from sixteen nations including USA, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Egypt, Croatia, and South Africa will compete in a range of events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday Aislinn competes in the Shot Putt and on Thursday will fly the Irish flag in the Discus. All in West Waterford wish Aislinn the best of luck. ALL IRELAND B CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday, July 7th West Waterford A.C. has just four competitors in this event. David Gaffney and David Nyhan contest the boys under 12 600m and Cal Tutty will compete in the boys under 13 600m. There will be just one run in the heats and the overall winner will be the fastest in the heats. The races get underway at 2.30 p.m.

Sean Mullarkey will compete in his first All Ireland event in the under 16 boys shot. Sean has an early start with the shot at 10 am. All-Ireland Timetable Saturday, 14th July: Lucy Holmes under 17 800m, Cian O’Riordan under 18 800m Eoin Buenaventura under 16 High Jump Sunday 15th July: Cian O’Riordan 3,000m, Kate Killigrew under 16 pole vault and Triple Jump, Alannah Kelly under 17 Pole Vault, Ciaran Buenaventura under 19 High Jump Sunday, 22nd July Eoin Buenaventura under 16 pole vault Patrick Fitzgerald under 18 pole vault Sam O’Neil under 18 pole vault Darragh Curran under 18 pole vault Diarmuid Harty under 19 pole vault The juvenile committee would like to thank all those who collected and supported our annual flag days last Thursday and Friday.

Aislinn O'Regan who carried the Irish Flag at the opening ceremony of the IWAS World Youth games.

Fantastic day for CARA Area Community Games (CLASHMORE, AN RINN, ARDMORE, AN SEAN POBAL AREAS)

Mark Cliffe ran a blinder at the recent Dromana 5.

Quick check of the finishing clock for Chris Kelly at the recent Dromana 5.

Declan O'Callaghan crossing the finish line in Cappoquin at the recent Dromana 5.

Justin Houlihan completed the recent Dromana 5.

CARA area had a fantastic day out at the Community Games Track and Field County Finals recently at Waterford RSC. It was a hot day for track and field but CARA had a record number of athletes competing on the day and brought home plenty of medals. Those winning gold medals were Cian Qualter (U-8- 80m), David Nyhan (U-12-600m), Róisín Kiersey (U-14- 100m), Jack O’Driscoll (U-14- 100m) and Dara O’Neill (long jump) who all now qualify to compete at the Community Games National Festival in Limerick in August. Joining them will be the U-12 and U-14 Boys Relay (4x100m). Teams who also won gold medals. Silver Medals were won by Ben Qualter (U-12-100m), Edward Breen (U-12- 60m Hurdles), Katie Uí Chionnfhaolaich (U-14- 100m), Daniel Lenane (U-14- 100m) and Meagan O’Connor (U-14- 80m hurdles). Silver medals were also won by the CARA U12 girls relay team. Bronze medals were won by Harry Roch Perks (U-10- 100m), Patrick Lenane (U12-600m), Clodagh Fitzgerald (U-12-100m) and the U14 girls relay team! All from the CARA area are very proud of all our competitors and a fun day out was had by all!



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

Minnies Fit4Life Summer League week 4 Fastest Lady Sandra Prendergast at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

Dzintars Klava fastest man at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge last week.

Caroline Russell ran a pb at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

Clean off the ground for Joe O'Rourke at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

Walter Drohan in full flight at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge

Tom Hogan leads the Hogan brothers home at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

ROUND 4 of the Minnie’s Fit4Life Summer running league took place last Thursday, June 28th at the Friary College (by kind permission). The temperature was higher than would be ideal for running so overall the times were a bit slower than previous weeks but there were still some great improvements and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to improving even more over the coming weeks. Everyone is more than welcome to come along any night that they can and bring a friend or two, the more the merrier! The league will be held every Thursday night until July 12th in the Friary College at 7 p.m. and registration begins at 6.45 p.m. and the weekly fee is €2 and water will be provided at the finish. See you out there. ONE LAP First home last week was Ritchie Power in 11.04. Richie was followed by Aisling Hourigan in 11.13. Joanne Breen had a great run, when despite the heat, she knocked 53 seconds off last week's time when running 13.03. The overall tables are taking shape with Onra Power first and Joanne Breen second. TWO LAPS Yevgeniy Chizhikov was once again home first over the 2.4 mile route and Yev’s time this week was 15.44. In second was Gerry

Cummins running 18.24 (a 50 second improvement). Michael Moynihan was third in 18.58. First lady home was Margaret Whelan in 20.55 (an improvement of over 30 seconds) with Jennifer Ui Dhuibhir finishing in 26.07 (over 1 minute faster than last week). The overall tables see Yevgeniy leading with James Casey second. Keep it up for the next few weeks and you will be flying for some of the races later in the Summer. THREE LAPS First home on the 3 laps (which is approximately 3.6 miles around the edge of the Friary grounds) was Kelly Shalloe in 28.98. Second was Nuala Hogan in 29.23. In the tables, Angeline Drennan is leading followed by Nuala Hogan. Well done to you all and we hope to see you all in week 5. FOUR LAPS Well done to Sean Stilwell who was first again home this week in 30.24. Next home on the night was Jimmy Connors in 30.57 (over 30 seconds faster). Patrick Veale has third in 32.20. First ladies home were Ann Dunford and Orla Bannon both running 41.56. Also part of a good group with the two ladies and running the same time were Michael Callaghan and Conor Blackwell. Tom Nyhan had a good run when clocking 38.33. Rose Power, Sharon

Higgins and Sandra Moore all ran together and finished together in 45.09. The overall tables see Sean Stilwell leading with Jimmy Connors second and Tom Leahy third. 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 Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series. Full details on the series and all runs organised by West Waterford A.C. can be found on and don’t forget also to like our Facebook page to keep up with all club activities. We also have organised club coaching every Tuesday evening with our Club Coach Irene Clarke if you want to meet up to train with others or get some advice or training plans for upcoming races. These sessions are based once again in the Friary College and we meet at 6.25 pm on Tuesday evenings and all are welcome. 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, Ray, Shirley, Sharon and James who helped with the smooth running of the league, not forgetting our sponsor Minnie's Bar who have supported us over a long number of years, thanks so much.

Runners feel the heat in one mile challenge

Yev, Jimmy, Patrick and Tom battle it our at last weeks at the Minnies Fit4life summer league at St. Augustine's College.

OUR second “1 Mile Challenge” of the year took place last Tuesday night, 26/6//18 and over 40 runners took up the Challenge on what was a very hot night evening for running with the temperature near 25 degrees. It is a different task to take on 1 mile than the usual road races over longer distances as, while it is much shorter, the intensity is much higher. It really is a perfect test of speed and endurance. Over the summer, we are holding 3 “1 Mile Challenge’s” and it will allow those taking part a reference to see how their training going. The third and final one of the year takes place on 24th July. The runners assembled at the Greenway car park in Ballinroad

and following a warm-up headed to the start on the Clonea Road. The runners are then let off in groups at intervals so that runners with similar targets head off together. The fastest runner on the night was Dzintars Klava in a speedy 4.55. Dzintars ran the fastest mile in the challenge last year and it looks like he'll be there or thereabouts again this year. Next was Alan Cullen in an impressive 5.07. Alan was followed by Allan Carr in 5.10. James Whelan had a super run when knocking off 7 seconds to record a time of 5.14. Walter Drohan also knocked off a few seconds when running 5.23. Ray Hahessy and Cathal Gleeson

both ran under 5.30 when clocking 5.25 and 5.28 respectively. Fastest Lady on the night was Sandra Prendergast in 5.44 (an 8 second improvement), with Sinead Ni Fhaolain next in 6.28 (14 seconds faster) with Linda Foley third lady in 6.32. Excellent runs were recorded by many runners including Michael Callaghan (5.58), Mark Lenihan (6.37), Sharon Higgins (6.54), Carol Pope (7.22), Rose Power (7.15), Marita Murray (8.32) and Tommy Lenihan (8.16). Also many thanks to our crew on the night, Irene, Claire, James, Ray, Tom and Jim and also to the ladies who provided some lovely goodies and ice cream for everyone taking part.


James Casey keep close quarters at the Minnies Fit4life summer league at St. Augustine's College.

Tommy Lenihan crossing the finish line at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

James Whelan one of the top finishing times recorded at round 2 of the clubs 1 mile challenge.

1 Dzintars Klava 4.55 2 Alan Cullen 5.07 3 Allan Carr 5.10 4 James Whelan 5.14 5 Walter Drohan 5.23 6 Ray Hahessy 5.25 7 Cathal Gleeson 5.28 8 Patrick Veale 5.31 9 Yevgeny Chizikov 5.35 10 Tom Hogan 5.38 11 Sandra Prendergast 5.44 12 Liam Fitzgerald 6.11 13 Michael Callaghan 5.58 14 John Paul Hogan 6.04

15 Mick Concannon 6.06 16 Joe O'Rourke 6.17 17 Sinead Ni Fhaolain 6.28 18 Linda Foley 6.32 19 Paul Lenihan 6.37 20 Onra Power 6.52 21 Kate Veale 6.37 22 Stephen Hogan 6.54 23 Andrea Gaffney 6.59 24 Christopher Kelly 7.02 25 Sharon Higgins 7.07 26 Denise Nugent 7.15 27 Carol Pope 7.22 28 Hazel Crowley 7.22

29 Michelle Finnegan 7.24 30 Catriona Kiely 7.13 31 Rose Power 7.15 32 Caroline Russell 7.31 33 Tommy Lenihan 8.16 34 Linda Garcia 8.03 35 Jillian Hayes 8.04 36 Michael Coakley 8.26 37 Jennifer O'Riordan 8.26 38 Marita Murray 8.32 39 Lisa Mulhall 8.40 40 Mary Fenton Tutty 9.01 41 Deirdre Clancy 9.46.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

WEST WATERFORD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Telephone: 058-43216. Fax: 058-44343.

GENT’S RESULTS Club Competition – 18 Hole Stableford Sat June 31/Sun July 1st 1st. Keith Hickman (14) 40pts, 2nd. Eoin Prendergast (11) 38pts 3rd. Brian Murphy (12) 37pts b9. CSS: Sat 35, Sun 35. Tuesday Treats – 26th June. CAT 1 1st Ollie Kiely (19) 20 pts b6, 2nd Fintan Gee (18) 20pts. CAT 2 1st Mark Reynolds (11) 22 pts, 2nd Michael Gee (8) 21 pts b6. CAT 3 1st Ber Whelan (18) 19 pts. Nearest to Pin 4th Ollie Kiely, 9th Colin Landers Long Drive: Eddie Murphy. Longest Drive Eddie Murphy. Al Eile Open Gents Qualifier – 20th June 1st Fergus O’Brien (19) 44 pts Templemore GC, 2nd Oisin O’Brien (19) 40 pts, 3rd Eoin Prendergast (12) 40 pts CSS 37 pts Friday Open 9 Hole 29th June 1st Justin Spratt (20) 21 pts; 1st (Junior) Tom O’Connell (26) 25 pts. FIXTURES Wednesday, 4th July – Al Eile Open Gents Qualifier 18 Hole Singles Friday, 6th July – Open 9 Hole, Ladies & Gents, All Day. Sat., 7th/Sun., 8th July – Club Competition. Sat. 7th/Sun., 8th July – Intermediate and Junior Scratch Cups. INTERMEDIATE AND MINOR SCRATCH CUPS AT WEST WATERFORD The Intermediate (12-18) and Minor 18+ scratch cups at West Waterford GC on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July. For Tee times please ring 058 43216. KILLEAGH GAA CLASSIC The 22nd Annual classic takes place at West Waterford on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, and Saturday, 14th July. This will be an Open 3 person team event, 3 person champagne scramble any combination. Prizes for 35 teams. Timesheet with Ray Rochford 087 2330053.

JB CARR TROPHY There was no joy for our JB Carr team who lost out to Templemore on their home patch on Thursday last. Despite the defeat it’s been a good year for Terry O’Callaghan and his team who won the County final. Our thanks to Terry and his panel of players for their time and dedication. JUNIOR CUP Sean Wade took his Junior Cup team to the Gold Coast on Saturday where we were up against the home team in the first round. Our team put in a good performance against very strong opposition and the final three matches on course proved to be close encounters. However Gold Coast clinched victory in match 5 on the 16th hole. Congratulations to Gold Coast on their win and also on emerging as section winners over Tramore in the final on Sunday. BELVEDERE TROPHY The first leg vs Waterford Castle takes place in West Waterford on Friday, 6th July at 3pm. Second leg in Waterford Castle on Monday, 16th July at 4pm. CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY SPONSORED BY MR PAT MURPHY The draw has been made and is posted on the notice board in the hallway. Due to inter club commitments the deadline for round 1 has been extended to 8th July. CLUB FOURBALL SPONSORED BY QUINLAN BUTCHERS The draw for the club fourball is also posted on the notice board and pairs are requested to contact their opponents immediately to arrange matches. All first round matches must be completed by Sunday 8th July. AUTUMN SENIORS OPEN ALLIANCE The next outing will be at Callan GC on Monday, 9th July. The remaining times available are 10 am. and 2 pm. Please contact Pat Power immediately re booking. JUNIOR NOTES Results Competition – Tuesday 26th June: 1st Conal

O’Ceallagh (31) 41 pts, 2nd Mark Blackwell (10) 37 pts b6, 3rd Jack Mulligan (26) 37 pts, 4th Tom O’Connell (25) 35 pts, Best 36 Brian Curran 29pts Next Competition – Tuesday, 3rd July 10 am sharp Summer Golf Camp from Tuesday, 3rd - Friday, 6th July Girls & Boys (Only 2 places left for girls). Taking bookings now. Equipment Supplied. Cost €25. TIM MURPHY COACHING, E.G.T.F. European Golf Teachers Federation, 086 352 1070. LADY CAPTAIN’S WEEKEND 2018 The Lady Captain Noreen Byrne’s Weekend kicked off on Wednesday night with a FUN Scramble. The draw for the scramble was done before hand and we had a shotgun start at 6.45 p.m. This scramble is a fantastic introduction to the Lady Captain’s weekend and is always great fun. Afterwards Bridget and her team had a lovely tasty plate ready for us. The presentation was held and the prizes were presented by Noreen to the top 3 teams. Immediately after, the draw was done for playing partners on the first day of the Lady Captain’s Prize. Results: Joint Winners: (a) Aine Parks, Joan Nugent & Mairead Criostoir; (b) Rena Landers, Denise Nugent & Rita Harnedy 3rd – Mary Donnelly, Mary Herlihy & Mary Fuller. Nearest the Pin: Gerri Lyons (well done on the Birdie Gerri!!) Longest Drive: Una Mulligan Friday was no different to the past few weeks, the sun was splitting the stones, and I am sure that Noreen couldn’t have asked for a better start to her weekend. The course is in immaculate condition thanks to the hard work of Austin and his team. The Clubhouse was buzzing as the lady members arrived wishing Noreen the best for her weekend ahead and anxious to get out on those fairways for the first day of the competition. Noreen’s presentation table was looking fantastic and the prizes definitely were giving the ladies a reason to be focused on their golf. The centrepiece was stunning but to be quite honest I think the ladies would be very happy to be taking home any of the prizes on display. Due to the high temperatures over the past couple of weeks, let’s not dare say it, (ok let’s say it) but was it nearly too hot for golf? The tee times were pushed out to later in the day to make sure none of our

ladies suffered sun stroke. With the sun screen lathered on the 2-day competition commenced. Noreen with her husband John and son Seán were the perfect hosts when going through the 9th with chilled Prosecco (which I definitely shouldn’t have had!), strawberries & icecream and iced water to rehydrate. Thanks so much it was fabulous. Noreen’s other son Denis swung in also with Noreen’s grandchildren to join in the excitement. From 7 o’clock onwards the ladies arrived in. The top score of the day had by Geraldine Hickey (43 pts) who was the first in and was still the best score of the day when the last lady arrived in. Ciara Donnelly (42 pts) & Catherine Ruane (41 pts) closely on her heels. Only one point separating each. With the sweltering heat everybody gathered outside on the front balcony where the stories were exchanged about where the golf went good and where some of us just lost the plot. For those in the lead after Friday, Saturday couldn’t come soon enough. Tips were being offered on how the leaders would get a good night sleep. The Lady Captain’s Prize was anybody’s to win and it would be down to who could hold it together for the second day. Saturday arrived and the fight for the Lady Captain’s Prize commenced. The weather conditions still glorious, maybe a little bit cooler than Friday, really there was no excuse to be playing bad golf. By the end of the day one of the ladies would be victorious. Those of us who hadn’t played our best on Friday were trying to now refocus on playing better than we did the previous day. Refreshments again served by Noreen, John & Seán after the 9th, were a welcome treat. Thanks again. A quick thank you also to Stella for the lovely doughnuts they kept us going up the 16th to 18th (sugar rush). Like on the previous day the ladies, as they finished gathered again on the balcony surmising and wondering who was holding it together out there. The excitement was immense as we watched the final few ladies approach the 18th. Finola Butler in the lead until the final three finished. The swagger of each player being surmised as we looked on wondering who had done it. We did feel that Ciara Donnelly’s ponytail was swishing with confidence and we were right. Ciara huge congratulations to you for holding it all together on the second day and many congratula-

Prizewinners in the West Waterford Golf Club Lady Captain’s Prize kindly presented by Mrs. Noreen Byrne with seated from left Margaret O'Sullivan (5th), Rosie Murphy (Best Gross), Ciara Donnelly (Winner), Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain, Finola Butler (2nd), Catherine Ruane (3rd), Mary Spratt (Past Captain) and Justin Spratt (Men’s 9Hole). Also included is Willie Lyons, Captain. [Sean Byrne]


West Waterford Golf Club Lady Captain’s Prize 2018. Noreen Byrne, Lady Captain presents her Captain’s Prize to the winner, Ciara Donnelly. [Sean Byrne]

tions to you on being the 26th Lady Captain’s Prize winner for West Waterford. The celebrations kicked off at around 7. A fabulous buffet served up by Bridget and staff was just the medicine we needed on a hot summers evening. The drinks were flowing and the Clubhouse was buzzing. The Presentation commenced just after 9.30. Again anticipation all round with the ladies hoping they had done well enough to be in the prizes. Vice Lady Captain Jean O’Donovan commenced the speeches by congratulating Noreen on her lovely weekend and also filling us in on some of Noreen’s wonderful attributes. Noreen then took centre stage thanking everyone who had made this weekend so special for her, family, friends, visitors and captain’s from other clubs, invited guests, Bridget, Austin & staff, ViceCaptain Jean, Captain Willie Lyons, Vice- Captain Tom Higgins and her hardworking committee. The normal procedure of gifting to the Lady Captain on her weekend was a donation for West Waterford Hospice. Noreen was delighted by the generosity of everyone. The serious business of the night then got underway with presentation of prizes and announcing the 26th Lady Captain’s Prize winner of 2018, Ciara Donnelly. Ciara, what can we say but a massive congratulations to you on holding it together and taking home that first prize. Well done we are so proud and delighted for you. We will all get practising for next year! Ciara took up golf in West Waterford shortly after the club began. She played for many years and then took a break. She rejoined West Waterford a few years

back and it was like as if she was never away. She is a great member and has served on committee in various roles over the years, currently in her third year of being secretary. She has represented West Waterford on numerous occasions and most recently on the Challenge Cup Team. She is well liked by all in the club and loves nothing better than strolling down the fairways in West Waterford having the chat and playing the golf. Most importantly a refreshment afterwards with more chat is par for the course when it comes to Ciara. After the presentations the music commenced with John Stack at the realm. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining night ensued. Noreen’s Lady Captain’s weekend went off without a hitch deservedly so, when you see the amount of work and organisation she put into it. Huge congratulations Lady Captain Noreen Byrne on such a fantastic weekend. Lady Captain’s Presentation of Prizes WINNER – Ciara Donnelly (31) – 79 pts; 2nd prize – Finola Butler (19) – 77 pts; Gross – Rosie Murphy (13) – 45 Gross pts; 3rd prize – Catherine Ruane (23) – 76 pts; 4th prize – Mary Lou Carroll (20) 75 pts; 5th prize – Margaret O’Sullivan (22) – 73 pts Cat A (0-23) – Mary Donnelly (19) – 68 pts Cat B (24-29) – Aine Parks (28) – 67 pts Cat C (30-36) – Geraldine Hickey (34) – 73 pts Best Friday – Jean Conway (20) – 39 pts Best Saturday - Mary Herlihy (34) – 36 pts Past Captain – Mary Spratt (32) - 62 pts Committee Prize – Stella Kinsella (35) – 70 pts Best Visitor - Brid Killigrew (29) - 35 pts Men’s 9 Hole - Justin Spratt (20) – 21pts Beginner’s Scramble – 1st Niamh Hickey (accepting), 2nd Anne O’Sullivan, 3rd Nicola McCarthy. Fixtures 9 Hole July (2 cards to count) – sponsored by Joan Sheehan Thursday, 5th July – Mná Eile Open Qualifier Sunday, 8th July – Captain’s Prize to the Ladies (please put name on sheet in locker room) Eileen Murphy Qualifier has been extended to July 31st. Results June 9 Hole (2 cards to count) 1st – Mary Herlihy (34) – 38pts (on countback) 2nd – Stella Kinsella (35) – 38pts 3rd – Catherine Ruane (26) – 37pts



Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018

LISMORE GOLF CLUB Phone 058-54026. RESULTS Sat., 30th June/ Sun., 1st July. 18 hole stableford 1st Marty McNamara (20) 42 pts; 2nd Eamon O’Shea (13) 41 pts B9; 3rd Eamon Costin (22) 41 pts. Css Sat/Sun 37. Thursday Seniors: 1st D. Galvin, A. Bardon. Friday Night Mixed: 1st Esther Hornibrook, Dave Dawling; 2nd Mary Ellen Aherne, Frankie Corcoran. Fixtures: Sat./Sun., 7/8 July 18 hole s/ford.

Tuesday Bacon at 5.45. Thursday Seniors at 10.30 a.m. Friday night mixed at 6.20 p.m. STORY OF THE WEEK This week’s winner is Belvedere manager Marty McNamara. Marty played steady golf on the front 9 to turn on 19 points. He picked up the pace even more on the back 9 to add another 23 points to his card and finish with 42 points almost knocking himself out of the Belvedere team. In second place is Cappoquin man Eamon O’Shea. Eamon

Lismore Ladies Golf Club Lady Captain Prize. Front Row Left to Right: Marie Condon (Cat 1), Fiona Howard (Gross), Catherine Neville (1st), Mary Ahern (Lady Captain), Helen Farrow (2nd ), Brid Henry (3rd). Back Row Left to Right: Daphne Power (Past Captain), Mary Beecher (4th), Mary Ellen Aherne (Beginner), Sheila Denn (President), Michelle Hanrahan (Beginner), Margaret Morrissey (Cat 2), Chrissie Denn (Cat 3).

Lismore Golf Club Men’s Captain Nicholas Walsh. Left to Right: Marion Walsh, Patrick Curley (Winner), Nicholas Walsh (Captain).

GOLD COAST GOLF CLUB You can contact us by phoning 058-44055 Our email address is: JUNIOR CUP IN GOLD COAST Glorious sunshine, fast greens, immaculate fairways, fair roughs very little wind and sailing boats in the harbour was what we had to offer the eight teams that visited us here in the Gold Coast on Saturday and Sunday for the local section of this year’s Irish Junior Cup. We welcomed West Waterford to the Gold Coast on Saturday for the first round match in the Junior Cup. By the time the match teed off, the temp was rising fast and had already exceed the low 20’s. The matches were as follows, Gold Coast names first: Pat Power v Luke Swayne, Ger Bagge v John O’Mahony, Seanie Lenihan v Maurice Ferncombe, John White v Aaron Crotty and Tom White v Andy Hickey. At the turn Gold Coast were leading in four matches but with match-play you never know what is going to happen and true to say West Waterford came back as the match progressed and made Gold Coast fight very hard for their victory.

On Saturday evening Gold Coast had another local derby against our neighbours Dungarvan. Team managers martin Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer made a number of changes to the team, mostly due to the heat, and the following were the matches: David O’Connor v Michael Troy, Ger Bagge v Barry Hamilton, John Hallinan v David Buckley, Conan Watt v David Shanley, John White v Barry Morrissey. Again we were put to the test but experience and good golf resulted in a win for the Gold Coast. Sunday morning and Tramore were the opponents we faced in the area final. The line-out was as follows: David O’Connor v Martin Walsh, Ger Bagge v Kevin Kinsella, John Hallinan v Dave Bennett, John White v Paul Power, Tom White v Noel Cunningham. Both teams won two matches and it was down to the final hole before Gold Coast eventually won the game. Huge congratulations to all involved, to all the players, caddies, supporters and Managers Martin

Murray and Jimmy O’Dwyer. Gold Coast will now meet Clonmel in the next round. CLUB MATCH-PLAY COMPETITIONS Gold Coast Cup: Remaining matches to be played in the Gold Coast Cup: Austin Kiely v Dave O’Connor, Declan Kiely v Brian O’Connor, John White v Michael Whelan, Brian Dunbar v Seanie Lenihan and Andy Travers v John Queally. All matches to be completed by 31st July. Michael White Foursomes: Tommy Long and Andy Travers v Austin Kiely and Darren Power. Ger Bagge and Tomas Wall v John White and Frank Waters. Declan Kiely and Rafael Alvarez v Brian O’Connor & Nicholas Power. All ties to be played by 7th August. Club Mixed Foursomes: Darren Power & Patricia Doyle v Brian O'Connor & Eilo Fitzgerald Tommy Long & Elaine Goss v Michael Kavanagh & Noirin Darcy John Queally & Martina Corkery v Freddy McGuckian & Mairead Ryan Tim O'Driscoll & Helena Fitzgerald v Rafael Alvarez & Ruth Hannigan Tom White & Angela O'Connor v John White & Karen Darcy Jimmy O'Dwyer & Ger Hallinan v Nicholas Power & Bernie Morrissey Declan Kiely & Mary Kiely v Nicholas Fitzgerald & Rosie Murphy Allmatches to be completed by

turned on 21 points and added another 20 on the back nine to beat Fellow Cappoquin man Eamon Costin into third place on a count back. Well done lads. Great scoring. CLUB MATCHPLAY Draws for all the club matchplay competitions have taken place, see club notice boards for the pairings. The first round completion date has been extended by one week to Monday, 2nd July from June 24th. The reason for this is the holotining of the greens prohibited play for nearly a week. Please complete your match by 2nd July MEMBERSHIP A reminder from our Registrar John McGrath, anyone not paid please do so immediately. A NON-GOLF THOUGHT Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their

blunders. As a little respite from our exploits last weekend we had a 2 ball champagne scramble to keep us going. High/low format which gave everyone a chance. Some seemed to have been playing fantastic golf and on another level to the one everyone else. Well done to Mary Ellen Ahearne and Betty Joyce who had 48 pts yes 48!! For 12 holes. 2nd and a small bit behind the winners with 40 pts were Daphne Power and Esther Hornibrook. Well done everyone. This week is kindly sponsored by David Hayes 18 holes Stroke Medal. Next major will be our President's prize so keep golfing ladies and next time it could be you. Results: 1st: Betty Joyce (11) & Mary Ellen Ahearne (36) 48 pts; 2nd: Daphne Power (12) & Esther

Hornibrook (32) 40 pts. Fixtures: Sun 1st & Wed 4th July - 18 hole stroke medal - kindly sponsored by Mr. David Hayes Seniors Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. Mixed Friday nights at 6.15 p.m. Ladies Scramble every Monday night at 6 pm All Competitions are subject to change so please check the notice board regularly for any changes. As the golfing year started on the 1st of October you should have all received your renewal notices by now - your prompt payment would be much appreciated to help with the day to day running of the club. Please contact our Registrar Mr. John McGrath with any queries. Please support the club in whatever way you can by playing in our weekly competitions and using the bar facilities. Thank you.

Tuesday, 31st July SCRATCH CUP MATCH-PLAY Anyone interested in playing in this competition should put their name on the sheet provided in the kiosk. Entry is €5 and the draw will be seeded. Draw will take place on Sunday, 22nd July. WILLIE BARRON FOURBALL The draw for this competition will take place on Sunday, 22nd July. Entries in kiosk. GOOD TO SEE Too often we worry about the small things in life and forget what is happening all around us. Over the past while a number of our members suffered some health problems and now, thankfully, all four are on the way to recovery. Great to see Mick back playing golf again, Paddy was down watching the Junior Cup, albeit in a buggy, and we had a visit from our President Mick during the week and it is good to see he is making progress, Maurice is back hitting golf balls again and hopes to make a full return in a few weeks. BELVEDERE TROPHY 2018 Waterford came to the Gold Coast with a three/two lead and needed half the match on the night with the Gold Coast to get thru the first round of the Belvedere Trophy. The Gold Coast on the night was Des O’Brien, Leo Wall, Tim O’Driscoll, Richard Lambert, John Queally, Tom Power, Rafael Alvarez, Robert Smyth, Tony Condon and Willie Bloomer. Despite the lads putting up a great battle Waterford eventually won in the end. Thanks to Liam Clancy and all the players involved.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) These new regulations came into effect on Friday last and all companies and clubs are obliged to carry out these regulations with immediate effect. What this means to members is that the kiosk now needs your permission to give out your phone numbers to other members of to the GUI or to opposing team managers. That means that if you are to play someone in a match we cannot release that person’s phone number for you to contact him unless he has given us permission. The same applies to emails and as nearly all emails contain some information which could be construed as marketing, again it is necessary for us to get permission to send you emails. Forms are available in the kiosk for members to sign and the sooner you sign it the sooner we can start sending you emails again. FIXTURES Friday, 6th July: Open Singles. Saturday, 7th July: Club Competition. Sunday, 8th July: July Monthly Medal Tuesday, 10th July: Open Seniors, Ladies & Gents 50+ RESULTS Tuesday, 26th June: Open Seniors, CSS Gents 37 pts, Ladies 37 pts. 1st: Eddie Brophy (20) 42 pts. 2nd: Frank Cogan (23) 41 pts. 1st Lady: Geraldine Meagher (23) 35 pts Slievenamon. Friday, 29th June: Open Singles CSS 37 pts. 1st: Declan O’Neill (8) Bandon; Gross: Micheal White (1)

32 pts. 2nd: Ray Bannon (12) 40 pts. West Waterford. Saturday, 30th June: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts. 1st: Noel McCann (13) 40 pts. Sunday, 1st July: Club Competition, CSS 37 pts. 1st: Tom Reynolds (18) 41 pts. 2nd: Conor Clancy (8) 40 pts. Gross: Michael Lenihan (2) 35 pts. LADIES NOTES Open Days: Monday, 20th August sponsored by Dawn Meats. Committee Meeting: The next committee meeting of the Ladies Club will be held on Friday, 6th at 8 p.m. in the Gold Coast. Annual Outing: We are at present gathering suggestion regarding our annual outing which will be held in September. Any suggestions to the Lady Captain. Fixtures: 10 hole ongoing. 18 hole ongoing. 2 card 18 holes ongoing comp sponsored by Murray’s Pharmacy. Saturday 7th/Sunday 8th July: 18 Holes competition sponsored by David Hayes PGA. This is a ‘Golfer of the Year’ Competition. Golf Lessons: Commencing Monday, 2nd July for 5 weeks if anyone else want to add their names, please let Bernie know. Get into Golf: The scrambles continue at (6.50 for) 7 pm, for those ladies who have taken up the exceptional membership offer. Lady members who are willing to participate in a roster are asked to give their names to Ann Keane please.


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


FYN Multisport World Championships Denmark TRIED & Tested members Dave Campbell, Shane Power and Jason Travers together with Marc Flavin also from Dungarvan will be travelling to Denmark to race at the Fyn Multisport World Championships next week. After almost 12 months of dedicated training and planning Shane, Jason and Marc will be racing the Standard Duathlon on Friday, 6th July. This consists of a 10k run a 40k cycle and a 5k run. On Saturday 14th July Dave will take on the daunting long distance triathlon which will consist of a 3k swim, a 120k cycle and will finish with a 30k run. All at the club wish them the very best of luck in their endeavours and are sure they will do themselves proud! VIBES & SCRIBES RIVER LEE SWIM Along with a some other local sea swimmers, club members, Judith McNally, Linda Bradfield and Michael Moloney together with junior club member Elia Tutty took part in the Lee Swim in Cork. The Lee Swim is a point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City. The event is organised by Cork Lions Club. The Swim is approximately 2km in length. The course comprises a downstream section of 1.7km in the North Channel of the Lee and a short upstream section of approx 300m in the South Channel. Swimmers pass under nine bridges over the course of the swim. Congratulations to Elia Tutty who was first junior to finish and also second lady. VIKING MARATHON WATERFORD The 7th annual Waterford Viking Marathon took place on Saturday last, 30th June in Waterford on what was one of the hottest days of the year. In the interests of the safety of the participants the marathon was cancelled whilst the half and quarter marathon went ahead. Tried & Tested, members taking part on the day were John O’Rourke (1:27), Damien Fitzpatrick (1:43), Sinead Ni Fhaolain (1:56), Declan O’Mahoney (2:24). Jason Travers ran

the quarter marathon in a time of (45:59). Well done guys. RESCUE 116 CYCLE The sold out Rescue 116 cycle took place on Thursday last 28th June on another very hot day. The event was a memorial cycle for the 116 crew and took place to raise funds for the RNLI and Dublin / Wicklow mountain rescue. The event was limited to 116 participants which made the day extra special. There were a number of Tried & Tested members taking part on the day which started in Ardmore, continued to Dungarvan for a coffee stop, continuing along the Waterford Greenway to the WIT arena where a Garda escort was waiting to escort them to the finishing point at Waterford airport. Naomi and Alan who were part of the group are cycling from Mayo to Dublin via Galway, Limerick, Cork and Waterford, calling to every Helicopter Rescue base along the way to raise vital funds. Tried & Tested members taking part on the day were: Aisling Horgan, Anne Marie Power, Sinead Ni Fhaolaoin, Yvonne Kelly, Lisa Mulhall, Linda Bradfield, Leisa Fleming and Tasha Lanigan, well done ladies. PIKEMAN TRIATHLON ROSSLARE To celebrate its 10trh anniversary Wexford Triathlon Club brought back the Pikeman Triathlon for 2018 this year. The race was an Olympic standard distance consisting of a; swim 1.5k, bike 40k and run 10k..The event took place in Rosslare with the swim will taking place on Rosslare Strand beach with a fast and flat cycle route. Racing on the day were: Barry Morrissey (2:32) Justin Coonan (2:39), Martin Stevenson (2:20), relay teams consisting of Carol Walsh who raced the swim section with Shane Power doing the cycle and run. The second relay team consisted of Nicola Moroney and Jason Travers with Nicola racing the swim, Jason racing the cycle and run. HARDMAN VALENTIA ISLAND TRIATHLON Well done to Philippa Keating who

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AFTER the success of our Senior Cup team last week, the spotlight fell on our Junior Cup and Challenge Cup teams. Led by Declan Walsh our Junior Cup team were in action at the Gold Coast Golf Club and faced Waterford Castle in a difficult first round. In a tense match it came down to the final game with experience campaigner Donal Williams somehow getting us over the line on the final hole. In the afternoon we again faced a difficult game against the host club. But unfortunately our luck ran out and we were comprehensively beaten. Our Ladies Challenge team were in unchartered waters as they faced Clonmel in the fourth round at Dundrum. Having never reached this stage before our Ladies put in a great effort and played extremely well but unfortunately came out on the wrong side. Managers Bernie Hayes and Marie Fahey were extremely proud of their team and how well they played. The Rules of the tournament worked against us as we lost several players because their handicaps fell below the limit. Surely

the criteria should be your handicap at the start of the year which would prevent golfers from minding their handicap. Our ladies into golf programme continues to be a tremendous success. Last Tuesday evening to a packed clubhouse, 31 ladies received their certificates upon completion of the GIG programme. We look forward to welcoming these ladies into our Club and wish them every success as they take their first steps into this great game. On that note, the Tuesday Scrambles will continue into September, to encourage and help out new members. Well done to all concerned, it was a great team effort on behalf of the Ladies Committee. “Good things happen to nice guys”. Despite at record 17 twos being recorded in Saturday’s competition, the popular Scott Fitzgerald scooped the pot by recording an ace on the 16th. Armed with this new 5 wood, his sweetly struck shot found the bottom of the cup to his obvious delight. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer fella.

last weekend raced the Hardman Sprint Distance Triathlon on Valencia Island recently. The swim was from Renard pier. All competitors travelled to Renard on the Valentia Island Ferry, and swam back to Valentia Harbour. The cycle left transition with a tough climb for the first four kms before cycling across the top of the island, with fabulous views and returning to transition. The run was out and back leaving transition and following the cycle route for 2.5km before turning around and running back downhill towards the finish at the Royal Hotel. Philippa can’t recommend the event enough, away race for 2019 perhaps? BEAT THE FERRYMAN SWIM A number of club members took part in the Beat the Ferryman swim from Ballyhack in Wexford to Passage East in Waterford. The swim is a 600m swim and is a fundraiser in aid of passage hurling club. Well done to Tried & Tested members, Lisa Mulhall, Tasha Lanigan, Annemarie Power and Cata Power who took part on the day. A4 CYCLING RACE NAAS Congratulations to John O’Rourke who race the A4 2018 open time trial in NAAS recently. John won his race. Congratulations John. 20KM TIME TRIALS AT BALLINROAD There has been a fantastic turnout for our fortnightly time trials from St. Laurence’s Hall to the five cross roads at Stradbally and back over the past few weeks with some great times and massive increases by participants on previous weeks. Last week’s event was draft legal where drafting was allowed which saw massive gains for participants and added a bit of fun. It’ll be interesting to see what Barry has in store next week. Thanks to Barry Morrissey for organising this event, thanks also to his assistants over the past few weeks, Dearbhla and Rody Morrissey and Cal Tutty. The next time trial takes tonight Wednesday, 4th July with first bike heading off at 7 pm sharp.

In other news, our Open Fortnight is in full swing and we offer a tremendous variety of competitions over the next 19 days. The course is in fantastic condition, and with the brilliant weather this is a fantastic opportunity to bring some friends down for a game and sample the Dungarvan delights. Finally huge congratulation to Eoin and Stacey Stack on their marriage last weekend, we wish them every happiness in the future. OPEN FORTNIGHT Open Fortnight Festival of Golf continues this week. There are a variety of competitions to whet all golfers appetites. There are singles, fourballs, foursomes, rumbles and scrambles with something to suit everyone. We thank our sponsors as always for their support. Timesheets are available online at Wed., 4 July: Open Ladies/Gents Singles Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes p.m. Thus., 5 July: Open Gents 18H Singles S/F (Member Sponsored). Fri., 6 July: Open 3 Person Rumble (Gleesons). Sat., 7 July: Open Gents S/F /Open Ladies Singles S/F (The Local). Sun., 8 July: Open 3 person Champagne scramble (Any Combination) (Quality recycling). Mon., 9 July: Open Gents (green tees) Ladies Singles S/F (Value Monday) APPLE GREEN. Tues., 10 July: Open ladies 2 Person Rumble ( Rich Rags). Wed., 11 July: Open Gents S/F (Bank of Ireland). Thurs., 12 July: Open gents 18

Club members Dave Campbell, Shane Power and Jason Travers together with Marc Flavin who take part in the FYN Multisport World Championships this week. DURROW BRICK SESSIONS There has been great numbers attending our fortnightly Brick Sessions at Durrow. Our brick sessions consist of cycling from Durrow to the five cross roads at Stradbally and back, followed by a run on the Greenway to the red gates at Durrow. This usually done twice. The next brick session takes place on Wednesday, 11th July at 7pm sharp. SATURDAY MORNING SEA SWIMS There has been a great turnout over the past few weeks for our Saturday morning sea swims lead by Robert Shaw Hamilton. Swims take place each Saturday at 9 am from the Castle End of Clonea. The swim is a meet and swim and is relaxed and informal. Some members go for a run afterwards whilst others go for a cycle, or just swim if you like.

DUNGARVAN TIRATHLON 2018 Dungarvan Triathlon 2018 will take place on Saturday 15th September 2018. The Dungarvan Triathlon is now entering its fifth year. There are only 4 relay slots left in sprint distance, individual ENTRIES are also selling out quickly in the sprint distance with very few remaining. This year will be the second year of the Olympic Distance. The sprint distance race will consist of a 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5.5km run. There will be ONE WAVE ONLY in the sprint distance with a max entry of 175; once this number is reached entries will close. The Standard / Olympic Distance which was a big hit last year and received amazing feedback will comprise of a 1,500m swim- 40km cycle10km run. The swim in the standard distance will be an “Aussie swim exit” where athletes will swim 750m, exit

the water, run up the beach and swim another 750m. More details to come on this exciting race to come over the coming weeks. If you have any queries with regard to the race please email or alternatively check out the Facebook page dedicated to Dungarvan Triathlon where race routes are now available. DUNGARVAN KIDATHLON 2018 The date has been set for Dungarvan Kidathlon 2018. Always popular, now entering its third year. The 2018 Dungarvan Kidathlon will take place at Clonea on Sunday, 16th September, 2018. The Kidathlon is sure to be an even bigger hit this year with our newly formed Junior Club section comprising of 80 members. Over fifty percent of places are sold so enter now to avoid disappointment. More details to come over the coming months.

Hole Singles S/F (Dungarvan Nissan) - Visitors €15. Fri., 13 July: Open Gents S/F (Comeragh Oil), Open 11 Hole Champagne Scramble (D. Hayes). Sat 14 July: Open Gents 2 Prs Rumble (Skoda Ryan Motor Power), Ladies 2P Rumb (Moore Financial Consultants). Sun., 15 July: Open Gent’s Singles Stroke Festival Trophy (Waterford Crystal). FUN FRIDAY FOURSOMES There will be no Fun Friday Foursomes for two weeks. This is to encourage as many as possible to participate in the scheduled competitions. There is something there to suit everyone. So check the timesheet and book what suits. Met Eireann is giving a good forecast which augers well for our Open Fortnight. Fun Friday Foursomes will be back on Fri., July 20. GENTS RESULTS 25th June Open Seniors: 1 B Walsh WW (19) 41, 2 L Murphy Tramore (16) 40, 3 Gerry Comerford GCoast (13) 40, 4 R Akehurst (27) 40, 5 Craig Susdorf (17) 40, Thurs. 28th SPAR Open Singles: 1 M Horgan (25) 44, 2 T Murphy (16) 41, Gross O O’Grady (6) 35, 3 T Goodhall (10) 41, 4 D Buckley (6) 39. Fri. 29th June Atec Fire and Security Group Liam Hansbury: 1 B Morrissey, R Mahony, A O’Kennedy 601/4. 2 V Mullins, D Hackett, N Hackett 601/2. Gross J Barron, C Barron C Atkinson Rosslare 605/8. Sat. 30th Open Singles S/F All Rounder Sports Shop Pearse Moloney: 1 Kevin Cusack (6) 39, 2 Ml O’Connor (9) 39, Gross J Reynolds Scr 38, 3 W Cullinane (24) 37, 4 J O’Riordan (1) 37.

LADIES RESULTS 25th June Open Seniors: Best Ladies 1. Jane Kennedy, 2. Eileen Cronin Youghal. Tues. 26 Maria Moloney Boutique 1 C O’Sullivan (29) M Fleming (28) 58, 2 E O’Sullivan (31) M Downey (34) 58, 3 A Stack (28) & C O Keeffe (24) 57, 4 F Fitzgerald (20) & M O’Donoghue (23) 56. Sat. 30th Jun Singles: 1 L Troy (19) 41pts, 2 K McNamara (28) 40, 3 B Hayes (17) 38. LOTTO Our Lotto draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday 1st July. The numbers drawn were 13, 17, 19 and 24. There was no winner of the Jackpot which increases to €3,300 next week! There was four winners of our Match 3s - they shared the €100 and received €25 each. The winners were Liam Fitzgerald, Frankie Lynch, David Cliffe and David Raher. We have €2 and €5 weekly tickets available in the clubhouse – many thanks to those of you who are selling them to members and their family and friends. The draws are held each Sunday at about 5:00pm – come along and have a coffee and chat while we do our draw. YOUNGONES Results 27th 1 B Killigrew (29) 18pts. The next outing is to Waterford Castle on Wed. 18th July. JUNIOR NEWS Rian Hayes took the honours in the Knocknagranagh Shield last Monday as our Summers Series got underway. The event as always was sponsored by Bob Troy and Co. Mattie Mullaney took the honours in the 9 holes. This week’s event is the

long running Pennant Cup, kindly sponsored as always by John Lynch Fruit Traders. All Junior events are open so invite a friend. Tuition for our beginners and pre juniors continues next Saturday at 3 pm. All are welcome and the cost is €2 per nipper. All equipment is provided. Thanks to Joanne for her invaluable assistance last week. Below is our full list of events. Cut it out and stick in on the Fridge. A copy of our fixture list has been emailed to all junior members. Please contact the office if you haven’t received your copy. All events are open to bring a friend. Any enquiries relating to junior activities can be directed to Club Professional David. David can be contacted at 058-44707. DUNGARVAN GOLF CLUB IS PROUD TO PRESENT ITS OPEN BOYS & GIRLS JUNIOR & PRE-JUNIOR SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR 2018 MON. 23rd JULY OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford). SPONSOR: ALLROUNDER DATE TBC OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) JNR. CPTS PRIZE BOYS CAPTAIN: EOIN POWER GIRLS CAPTAIN: MAISIE BREEN MON. 6th AUG. OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) Cpts Prize to Juniors. SPONSOR: SEAN O CIARBA. WED. 22nd AUG. OPEN SINGLES (18 H. NETT STROKE) Juvenile Cup. SPONSOR: DEISE COLLEGE (Alan Ryan) SUN. 9th SEPT OPEN SINGLES (18 H. S/Ford) Casey Shield SPONSOR: Jane Casey Florist



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Dungarvan United FC ON Sunday last we held the third Dungarvan United Academy Tournament in memory of clubmen Brendan Loftus & Trevor Crotty. Firstly, thanks to the clubs who travelled, locally, from the City and from Cork. Ardmore, Bohs, Clashmore, Dungarvan, Inch, Midleton, Southend Villa and Youghal all participated. To our club members and FAS/TUS workers for the preparation of the grounds over the last week and late last Saturday night, Pat Tommy Tibor, Andrew, Billy, Gizzy, Aidan and Cormac. There is no better place than Kilrush Park when the sun is shining and despite the heat of the day there was great humour and fun throughout. Special thanks to the lads who refereed the matches which were backto-back at times and we kept ahead of schedule through the day, Aidan, Adrian, Mark, Jon Jon, Patrick, Kevin & Toby. Cyrena and Katelyn in the shop with a band of merry helpers! Thanks to Craig Shead who once again took on the labourious task of the fixtures and had everything prepared and laminated to a T! Also thanks Vicky on the work she does for the club and our academy. Any tournament we host, she's the main person driving it on. Any tournament we attend she's the person organising it all, she does more hours than any of our valued coaches and we would like to give her a huge thanks! To our own players who always do the club, themselves and their families proud. We are delighted that the Trevor Crotty Cup will be kept at home this year for the first time, so super well done to our U-9s who once again got to a blue v blue final for the second time this season. A testament to our academy and the training they receive from Paul and Terrence and their own commitment to their sport. Unfortunately, our U-10s went out in the semi-final of the Cup. Our other Dungarvan side were put into the shield on goal difference. They got to the Shield final but lost on penalties to a strong Clashmore side. Both teams were very unlucky but we couldn't be prouder of our young blues! Gizzy and Simmy have done great work with them. Congratulations to Villa on winning the U10 Brendan Loftus Cup in a thrilling final against Inch who met each other in the groups earlier in the day, where Inch de-

feated Villa. Villa also won the U9 shield over Bohs in a very energetic game which was one of the games of the tournament. The U9 player of the tournament was a unanimous vote for our own young blue Colm Kiely. While the U-10 player of the tournament was Andrew Brenner of Inch who stood out all day with his great ability and energy. Heartfelt thanks to the Crotty family, the Loftus family and Liam Walsh of Boston Barbers for their presentations, support and sponsorship. As the sun sets for another year we remember fondly Brendan and Trevor who are in our thoughts always. RIP. LOTTO Numbers: 32, 41, 11. No jackpot winner. €50 Thomas Duggan; €25 Billy Sheehan (Caseyville); €25 Bea Roche; Jackpot €5700 next week. SUMMER CAMP Bookings are now being taken for our Fantastic Fun Summer Camp! Every year it gets bigger and better! Don't Delay! Book Today! Monday, 16th July - five days 10 - 2 p.m. Ages 6-12. €50 per child (discount for siblings). Book with Vicky on 087 055 7939.

Dungarvan Utd U-9 player Colm Kiley awarded player of the Tournament by Leonard Crotty.

Marie Winfield presenting Clashmore Ramblers with the U-10 Brendan Loftus Memorial Sheild.

Inch player Andrew Brenner U-10s player of the tournament with Vicky O’Donnell, Dungarvan United Academy.

Dungarvan United Academy Memorial Tournament ACADEMY UPDATE Last Saturday we had a small session with the younger group while the older lads had a Saturday off from training to enjoy the weather and support the Hooli Long Puck which was again a great success by all accounts. This Saturday our shop will be open again serving hot beverages, refreshments and snacks as well as lotto tickets. You could be in with a chance of winning €5,500! As we wind down the season there will be no midweek training this week

Saturday: 11.45 - 12.20 Goalkeeper Training U-7/8 12.30 - 13.30 U-7 Training 12.30 - 13.15 Goalkeeper Training U9/10 13.30 - 14.30 U-9 Training 14.30 - 15.30 U-10 Training END OF SEASON ACADEMY AWARDS Keep the date! Saturday, 14th July at 12.30 p.m. we will finish off the season with our awards and the U-10 graduation from the Academy before taking a few weeks break.

Dungarvan Utd U-9 winners of the Trevor Crotty Memorial Cup with coaches Paul Landy, Terence Condon. Presented by Leonard Crotty.

Villa FC winners of the U-10 Brendan Loftus Memorial Cup.

Stradbally FC LOTTO Club Lotto Draw takes place on Sunday night, July 8th, in Whelans Bar. Jackpot Prize on offer will be €2,000. Tickets available from shops and pubs locally, as well as Committee members and regular promoters. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL When the Summer Soccer finishes in Russia, it will be starting in Stradbally. Yes indeed, on July 16th, our Monday Night Football-for-Fun

West Waterford East Cork Schoolboys League Results

Villa FC winners of the U-9 Trevor Crotty Memorial Shield.

U-14 Cup: Castlebridge Celtic 1; Valley Rangers 2 U-13 Cup Inch United 1; Lismore 2 Cappoquin F.C. 2; Inch United 3 Kilworth Celtic 1; Lismore 4

starts on the top training pitch. Who is it for? Those over 18, non-junior league players, male or female. No experience or talent necessary. See you there. LOTTO EXTRA Our 'Year Long Lotto' is now up and running. If you want to join this group, and be free of the worry of having to remember to purchase the tickets fortnightly, contact Gerry Dunne at 087 2245712. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT The local Tidy Towns group

have a new project for the area ongoing at the moment. They are going to clear the rough area between the playground and the soccer grounds, making a pleasant oasis to compliment its two adjoining neighbours. The Soccer Club is helping in any way it can, with Tadhg acting as Co-Ordinator Officer. It is hoped to commence work this week, and the excellent weather conditions will help proceedings enormously. Watch this space for updates.

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Maya Rossa and Kate Fletcher O'Connor crowned National Champions MAYA Rossa and Kate Fletcher O'Connor with family and supporters set out Sunday morning early en route to Tullamore to take on the best athletes in the country at the National Juvenile Athletics Championships. Having qualified as winners of their provincial Championships, they went into the event as one of the favourites but some very good teams from across the country qualified to make it the toughest U-10 Turbo Javelin since the event replaced the Ball throw back in 2013. Maya had come out of Munsters in great form, breaking the Munster record by over 4.5 metres, with Kate throwing excellently to narrowly miss out on a medal. As a coach I knew we had two very good athletes on our hands, but also two very easy going, likeable ladies that have been involved since the club started out just three years ago, and they were consistently attending training. Last year they finished 5th so they were determined to make the podium. Everything just fell perfectly into place on Sunday, both girls threw majestically. Maya’s first throw eclipsed her Munster record, as she threw 23.44, with Kate throwing over 10m to give us an excellent start. But Skibbereen and Swinford athletes were throwing very well, so the competition heated up!

We needed a final throw to win the competition. Skibbereen had thrown fantastically with one of their athletes producing a massive 20m throw. Kate's final throw went out to near 12 metres, her furthest throw this season. With that we felt we had done enough, but after an anxious wait for the official result, Maya and Kate from Blackwater Athletic Club were crowned All-Ireland Champions with a massive combined throw of 35.22 metres. They become the club’s first National Champions, with their total of 35.22 metres, which since the Turbo Javelin replaced the ball throw in 2013 no pairing in the Country under that age group have thrown further. To cap it off Maya turned 9 on Sunday also, which makes it even more memorable. Well done Maya & Kate, National Champions. SUN SHINES ON BLACKWATER ATHLETIC CLUB COMMUNITY SPORTS At our recent community sports in the BCS, Lismore, kids and

aspiring athletes from across Lismore, Cappoquin, Tallow, Ballyduff Upper and surrounding areas came along to our second annual community sports, that allows us showcase our sport and our club to kids across the noted communities. The warm evening made it a very enjoyable and exciting evening for all the kids. They all competed in a Sprint, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin. We finished the evening with a staggered 300m race, whereby Junior Infants started at 230m and by class going back every 10m to 6th class at 300m. We had nearly 70 kids running in this race and the first home Lucy Kingston from Junior Infants and she received a trophy for her great run, but the event again a success. Every kid that came along went home with a medal. It is about creating awareness of our great sport, about showcasing the variety of events, it has something for everyone, its exciting, it's fun!! Thanks to all the parents who helped out at the event, it's very much appreciated

Maya & Kate with their parents after the event! Finbarr O'Connor, Caroline Fletcher O'Connor, Tomas Rossa & Kasia Rossa.

Causeway Tennis and Bowls Club THE good news this week is that painting of tennis Pavilion is progressing well, but we need more volunteers to complete the job and we would value any assistance this Thursday morning, July 5th between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Our club teams have been competing in the Summer Cup and have had mixed fortunes. Our men’s Grade 4 team consisting of Peter Finnegan, Niall Herlihy, Ruaidhri de Paor and Earnan O Cleirigh won both games against Tralee and Lower Aghada re-

spectively. Both games were won away from home with a score of 4-0 and 3-1. They now progress to the quarter-finals where they await the winners of St Anne’s, Waterford or Larkspur, Cashel. We wish them well on the next mission. The Grade 5 mixed doubles team of Denis O’Donovan, Michelle Durand, Clare Walsh and John Flynn were unsuccessful in their efforts to secure a win against Douglas in a closely contested game on very warm Saturday on home venue in June.

Well done on representing the club. CAUSEWAY BOWLS NEWS Results of Summer Raffle held on June 29th. 1st prize - €300 Michael Ryan 2nd prize - €200 John Browne 3rd prize - €100 Amanda McAree. The club team are through to the semi-final of the Shott Cup which takes place on Sunday, July 29th. The venue and opposition have yet to be confirmed. Best of luck to team as they seek an appearance in the final.

Abbeyside FC ABBEYSIDE FC SUPER 9'S RESULTS & FIXTURES Our four semi-final spots have been completed and in thrilling fashion. From group 1 The Anchor Bar had to beat Geri Hat Trick to secure second place and they did just that in style with an 8-1 victory. While in the same group Hi Point Engineering top the table with four wins from four after a 6-1 win over Eurospar B. In our Group 2 it all went down to the last two games with Alice O’Connor’s topping the table and setting up a semi-final with the Anchor while Eurospar A claimed second place and will play Hi Point Engineering on Wednesday night. FIXTURES Wednesday, 5th July Hi Point Eng. v Eurospar B 7 pm k.o. Anchor Bar v Alice O’Connors 8 pm k.o.

Admission €2.Please use car park provided. PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS This year’s player of the year awards will take place at 8.30 p.m. in Alice O’Connor’s after our Super 9s final. SUPER 9S FINAL Kick-off this Saturday 7.00 p.m. AGM Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, 9th July at 7.00 p.m. in the Scouts Den,

Abbbeyside. All members welcome. THANK YOU A massive thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Super 9s and also to all our sponsors and supporters over the two weeks. This would not be possible withour all of your support. FAS WORKERS Again a special thank you to our groundsmen for their great work during this warm spell in keeping the pitch in a good condition.

Dungarvan hillwalkers relax in their club T-shirts after 2017's highly successful Cunnigar Crossing.

[Peter Mangan]

Dungarvan Hillwalking Club Launches Annual Cunnigar Crossing Walk DUNGARVAN Hillwalking Club hosts its annual Cunnigar Crossing walk and wade for charity on Sunday,15 July. The walk leaves Garvey’s Supervalu Carpark at 2pm sharp. Walkers have the chance to wade across the Cunnigar at low tide, and this unique feature has made the walk hugely popular with families. After the walkers have waded

across the Cunnigar, they will then walk across Baile na nGall beach. The total length of the walk, including the Cunnigar wade, is 1.5-2 hours. While the walk is very accessible, walkers are advised that this walk is not suitable for children under eight. When the walk is finished, the walkers will be treated to refreshments at Tig an Cheoil pub in Ring.

Buckets will be passed around, to raise money for three very worthy charities: Dungarvan Lions Club, West Waterford Hospice and South-East Mountain Rescue. Buses will then transport the walkers back to Dungarvan, at a cost of approx. €4. No registration is needed for this walk. Just come along to Super Valu Carpark and enjoy the fun.


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Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club Captain’s Day - Photo shows Corinne McGee receiving her prize from Mary and Mike.

Brendan Delaney, a Captain’s Day prizewinner.


Action from OMahony Cycles Summer League week 6.

CUNNIGAR PITCH & PUTT CLUB NEW MEMBERS WELCOME Thinking of taking up a New Sport well why not try your hand at Pitch and Putt. Our course is set in 7 acres of Parkland and will cost you less than €2 a week to play as often as you like. There are even great deals for family membership throughout 2018 and beyond and for those that have taken a break we would ask you to dust down the clubs and get back swinging, your missed. Ladies and gents membership €85, family membership 2 adults 2 children under 16 €155; Juveniles €50. MEMBERSHIP 2018 The Clubhouse will be open during the week for new or for any member that wishes to renew their membership. Reminder membership fees must be paid before entering any competition. CONTACTS Anyone wishing to contact the Club can contact the Secretary on 086 3781969 Chairman on 0871611664 or Pro on 087 9667472 if you have any enquiries. COURSE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The course is open to the public so if you fancy a game of Pitch and Putt come on down and try this testing course set in 7 acres of parkland beauty with a great sea view. Directions go to the top of the town turn left at St. Mary’s Church first right and you will find the course at the end of the road. Green fees are €5 and Clubs can be hired for €3 and you can play all day. MEMBERS If you have some spare time you could venture down to the clubhouse and see if you can give some assistance this would be much appreciated by the course committee you can ring Paul before you travel on 0871611664 TEAM BUILDING EVENT If your company are considering Team Building events and a spot of

light competition amongst your employees v managers, why not give this a go we can cater for all events and is in the centre of town. SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUBS If your company sports and social clubs would like an enjoyable day out we can cater for all your requirements 6 acres of mature parkland course that is ranked among the best in the country and a very equipped clubhouse that can cater a buffet if required after your rounds then contact the numbers above for further information we would only be too glad to assist. Keen rates will be applied. COMMITTEE MEETING The next committee is scheduled for Wednesday, 4th July at 7 p.m. All committee members are asked to attend. This is an important meeting as the Summer calendar will be discussed. NATIONAL EVENTS QUALIFIERS Donovan, Carroll Qualify for National Strokeplay Finals Stephen Donovan and John Carroll have qualified for this year’s National Strokeplay Finals at Glenville on 14th/15th July. A large crowd gathered last Saturday morning to watch the cream of the county battle it out for a place in this year’s finals. Tense at times all players started strong with little advantage given away but by midway of the 36 holes to be played Mark McCarthy was leading the way but it was John Carroll that started the brighter with 7 birdies in the front nine got himself in front of Mark by 1 shot with 9 to play and Eddie Hennessey 1 further stroke behind and that’s the way is stayed right up to the end with birdies passing over and back amongst the players but it was John that secured his spot in the Senior grade this year. Things turned out to be the same in the Inter section when Stephen Donovan and Stephen

Louis and Fionn receiving their prize from Mary and Mike.

O’Reilly where closely matched and that was plain to see as both players emerged front runners at the midway point with Donovan just ahead and with 18 to go it was Stephen who piled the pressure on and secured his position by 3 shots when it came to the final hole. The club would like to wish both players the best of luck in this year’s finals WEDNESDAY LADIES DAY (COUNTRY STORE) The Ladies played last Wednesday and we have new winners on the podium - 1st Nett Mary Walsh, Ann Wall and Olivere Walsh in the Gross Mary Daly, Jacinta O’Mahony and Mary O’Neill. Congrats ladies. Please support our sponsors by shopping local. BONUS BALL 46 This week is Breda Murphy winning No. 46. THURSDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENT First Nett Patsy Hackett and Michael Havens and in the ladies section it was Cora Kearney that took the spoils. Congrats to all winners last week. Competitions this week Ladies day Wednesday, 4th July and Thursday, 5th July mixed competition usual times. JUVENILES Any parent out there that is looking for their child to take up a new sport or thinking of taking up golf well this could be the starting point of a future career in golf get the short game right and the rewards for the big game are endless, so with bright evenings and the summer months just around the corner now’s the time to join up. MANNING THE CLUBHOUSE Members are required for manning the clubhouse over the coming months so if you have a few hours to spare call down and see if you can be of some assistance.

PLANS are well underway for our Bi annual charity event happening next Sunday, 8th July. We are hoping to be joined by all our members and neighbouring clubs to show our support to the family of fellow cyclist Ciaran Power and his wife Lisa who is battling cancer. Groups will roll out from the square in a controlled spin to Kill Community Centre where Ciaran and his family will welcome us to refreshments. Following this groups can determine their own spins. A bucket collection will take place before roll out. Please make an effort to ride or help out on the day. Full club kit to be worn if possible. The Deise was drenched in sunshine again this week and folk spent long hours in the saddle making the most of it. Here are the Group notes from the road…. Tuesday night club spin had 9 in tow for a blistering whizz around the seafield route in equally blistering weather 52k at 31 kph The Saturday spin had 11 on another hot and sunny day. A cruise down the coast road before turning for Kilmac and climbing up Scrouty glad of the shady spots along the way. A descent to Portlaw and a fast spin over to Kilmeaden for icecream. Back over the Kill hills to the coolness of the coast for a race up the road from Bunmahon. 95k at 29kph with 900m of elevation. G5 annual tour took place on Saturday the last day of June, leaving Dungarvan at 8 on a glorious sunny morning with eight happy cyclists. At Cappagh they picked up one more as they made their way to Cappoquin, Lismore and Tallow where they had a refueling/water stop. Here they met up with Margaret and Tony who were having a leisurely Sat spin. Having completed the upward spin out of Tallow the Group enjoyed the downward spin to Youghal roundabout taking in the fabulous view. Crossing Youghal bridge they made their way on the N25, turning left to Piltown and then to Ardmore. Here they visited Whitehorses for lunch, where they dined alfresco in the shade in the garden enjoying the great food and service. After Theo blowing out his birthday candles and a rendition of Happy Birthday they filled their water bottles and got back on the bikes. Suitably refreshed they made their way home by Old Parish. A great days cycling with great company and weather. A fresh northerly wind kept the Sunday folk cool as they travelled the highways and byways. Two went up the Pike, over the Mauma, and checked out some

agricultural properties around Scart before arriving in Ballymac. Then across to Newcastle, Clogheen, the Vee, Cappoquin, and home. A little over 100 km covered in the sunshine with a warm breeze. Group 3 had the biggest turn out of the season as they rolled out on Sunday morning with 19 on board including Donal and Padraig who were trying out group cycling and thoroughly enjoyed it. All are welcome any Sunday to come out with the group of your choice and get the group experience for yourself. Despite the strong headwind Lismore Golf Club and the climb to Ballysaggart was swiftly reached. Turning for Ballyporeen they headed skywards again, the effort of the climb was rewarded with an exhilarating decent before attacking the climb up the Vee from Clogheen. The reward again was a terrific long decent to Cappoquin and home via the Bog Road. On a day when the strong headwind seemed constantly in our faces they travelled 100k at 27 kph and climbed 950m. Group 4 garnered twelve for another warm, dry and sunny Sunday. The husband and wife combo, Stephen and Karen, making their debut together. A steady but rattley pace out the Bog Road and on to Kilmolash, a slight breeze making conditions comfortable. On along the pothole road to Ballyduff. Plenty of calls and a reminder from the Captain to peddle downhill and ease off on the ascent. This instruction partially worked, some Goats were herded into line. The group tight together up to the garage in Fermoy, including the married ones. Michael declined the offer of petrol preferring a refreshing cucumber Sprite. From there a pull up the hill out of Fermoy. The Captain letting the goats off to imagine they were in a Tour stage involving a team car in the way. The first puncture expertly fixed on the hill and again on the hill out of Tallow. Some goats taking the short, sharp option. A handy pace down to Lismore and on to Dungarvan, everyone exceeding their expectations in perfect cycling conditions. The marrieds happily homeward bound at Whitechurch, four turning off for more climbing over the Black Hill. Three still on Le Tour back to Dungarvan and the rest helped themselves to some lovely ice cream. 100k G23k: the group headed out early for the Sunday spin to avoid the heat of the day. They headed on the N72 through Cappoquin and

onto Lismore where they stopped for a waterstop. They then turned left at the bridge and headed on a steady climb to Ballyduff, then turning left and headed back to Lismore via Hornibrooks garage for coffee at the market. They then headed for Deerpark back into Cappoquin and turning right headed for the Killmolash road and then headed onto the whitechurch road for home. Dis 80km avg 23 kph. G5 headed out on Sunday adding the Gold Coast loop at the start then 5 cross roads and Griffins Garage with plenty of roll up practice. They had a strong wind against them until they came to Mahon Bridge. With the wind at their backs they arrived at the coffee stop in Lemybrien before they knew it. After a lovely coffee stop they headed back to Durrow and home the coast road. 52 km at an avg of 19.5km O'MAHONY CYCLES AND NURSERY SUMMER SERIES WEEK 6 McGarry's Hot Streak continues with the heatwave Tonight the timekeepers got it right on the night with all groups coming together not long before the finish line. Mark McGarry showed that his kick up the drag even in his restricted gears is not to be messed with. Next over the line was Michael Hayes from Comeragh CC with Stephen Murray Strata3 VeloRevolution rounding out the top 3, next up was Kieran Cahill, then Enda Donnelly in 5th. A big thank you to all stewards on the night who stepped up to continue to make this a safe race and once again a mighty thank you to all the motorbike marshals. RACING NEWS All in DCC send our warmest wishes to our young member Aoibhe Power as she competed in the junior tour of London with TR racing. Following this she goes on to Belgium, we look forward to following her progress over the next two weeks and await her report when she returns home. OTHER NEWS We have gone back to the drawing board re club kit as we want to bring our members a classic look that will not date too quickly. Apologies for delay but it will be worth the wait! Committee meeting Monday, 2nd July Anchor bar 8 p.m. The Tuesday night spin will depart Kilrush for the Millstreet circuit at 6.30pm 45k at 30kph. Until next week stay safe out there folks, any questions contact us on facebook or email


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


Cappoquin Rowing Club out in force at Fermoy Sprint Regatta

Men's Novice 2x Cillian Lenihan and Ethan Arrigan.

W Novice 1x Breffini O'Rourke.

David Massey and Max Hourigan MJ14 2x Fermoy Regatta.

WClub 2 2x Anna Powell and Orlagh Cottier Fermoy Regatta.

ANOTHER very successful weekend of racing done and dusted by members of Cappoquin Rowing Club! We were out in force at the Annual Fermoy Sprint Regatta on Sunday last, July 1st. Rower’s and coaches alike were kept on their toes all day long as crews, among some 2,000 odd competitors, navigated the 500m course situated on Fermoy’s stretch of the Blackwater. The sun stayed away for most of the day but it was warm enough for competitors and spectators to be glad of the intermittent breeze. Clubs had journeyed from as far away as Galway to partake in the ever popular regatta which for many junior rowers is among their first experiences of racing. Despite fear of low water levels proceedings ran smoothly, a credit to all those involved in the organisation and execution of the event. We take this opportunity to thank Fermoy Rowing Club for what is always a great day out! Paul Morrissey was first on the water for his heat in the Men’s J18 1x, one of most competitive of all the age categories Paul put in a great performance leading to first place over skullers from Clonmel and St Michael’s to give him a place in the final where he had another strong race but was beaten to the line. Well rowed Paul! Not much time passed before our second entry of the day made it to the start line, in the Men’s J14 2x were Max Hourigan and David Massey who put in a super effort giving a well-deserved win in their final. Well done lads! Keeping up the trend of the men’s entries we had Paul O’Keeffe on the water for the Men’s Club 2 1x. It was a close race all down the course as Paul took the middle lane between two Shandon skullers and he did very well to take second place. More skulling followed as Lucy Massey raced the Women’s J16 category against skullers from Tralee and St. Michaels, the girls were well matched and it was an enjoyable race with Lucy taking second place in the finish. Paul Morrissey and Paul O’Keeffe were up again this time with Joe Lenihan Tadgh Glavin and cox Katie Cliffe in the Men’s Club 2 4x+ which they raced against Fermoy and Waterford taking first place in the heat. Later on in the day the lined up for the final against a Galway crew over whom they claimed first place, very well rowed! Cillian Lenihan and Ethan Arrigan were up next in the Men’s Novice 2x were they were given a row over at the start by NUIG, and rowed down the course alone. Breffini O’Rourke was next in the Women’s Novice 1x where she raced and won her heat against two Clonmel skullers, advancing to the final where she won the category, well rowed! The following race for CRC was the Men’s J15 4x+ where David Massey, Max Hourigan and Cian Nolan were assisted by Jasmine O’Brien and Katie Cliffe was cox. The crew were first off the stake boats with a strong start only to be bested further down the course as they raced Shannon and Shandon crews. The quad made a quick turnaround as the Men’s Novice 4x+ was up next; Tadgh Glavin, Joe

Lenihan, Cillian Lenihan and Ethan Arrigan with Paul O’Keeffe as cox with the boys winning the category. It was the turn of the girls then in the Club 2 4x+: Lucy Massey, Anna Powell, Breffini O’Rourke, Orlagh Cottier and Katie Cliffe cox. The girls strong performance in the heat carried on into the final as they went on to cross the line in first place. Well rowed! Anna Powell and Orlagh Cottier were back out again very soon for the Women’s Club 2 2x and their racing didn’t disappoint here either as they took the lead in their heat and most importantly in the final. Well done girls! A very successful day was had,

all those who rowed this weekend should be very proud of their performances which show how the hard work is paying off. Keep up the good work for the next few weeks as Championships approach! As I have mentioned before the commitment of the coaches and volunteers who keep both training and competition days running so smoothly for us plays a massive part it the success of the rowers when it comes to racing, thank you all! The National Championships is now less than two weeks away. There is still time for good preparations to be made so the dedication

Men's Novice 4x+ Fermoy Regatta 2018.

WClub 2 4x+ Fermoy Regatta 2018.

Men's Club 2 4x+ Fermoy Regatta.

and cooperation of all members is of utmost importance to ensure we end the season on a high and are able to enjoy the experience. For many it will be their first Championship regatta so even taking part is a great achievement. Best of luck everyone! Quote of the week: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee Contact: Club Captain Stephan Landers: (085) 1330736 or Club Secretary Paul McGrath: (086)8328719. Or find us on Facebook – Cappoquin Rowing Club


Dungarvan Observer | Friday, 6 July, 2018


Talking Horses Cork riders in the winners’ enclosure • YOUGHAL jockey Davy Russell got his week off to a good start in the sunshine at Kilbeggan on Monday as he partnered the Gordon Elliott-trained Ravenhill to victory in the Add Kilbegganraces On Snapchat Novice Hurdle. The eight-year-old prevailed by a head to add to the victory gained at Downpatrick earlier in the month. Ravenhill’s record now reads two wins from five starts. • MIDLETON rider Paul Townend followed Russell’s example by claiming victory in the fifth race of the evening, the Carmel Fay Memorial Novice Chase. Townend was aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Robin Des Foret as the Byerley Racing Syndicate owned eight-year-old justified 4/7 favouritism - winning by four lengths. The gelding has now won eight of his 14 starts on ground ranging from good to heavy. • UPTON man Wayne Lordan enjoyed listed success aboard Easter Lilly at Naas on Wednesday. Under the steward-

ship of Aidan O’Brien at his famous Ballydoyle yard, Easter Lilly hit the front just 100 yards from the line and ran out a one-length winner. • WAYNE Lordan capped another weekend to remember for Irish Derby winning trainer Joseph O'Brien at the Curragh on Sunday. Lordan, a Classic winning rider, partnered Band Of Outlaws to victory in the Lyndsey & Elanor Comer Trust Handicap at a price of 7/1. The Ballydoylebased jockey had half a length to spare over his closest rival as they passed the finish line in the one-mile contest. • ROYAL Ascot winning rider Colm O'Donoghue rode two winners at the Curragh over the weekend as I'm So Fancy and Klute obliged for trainer Jessica Harrington on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Klute all but ensured a profitable day for those lucky enough to have backed him as the twoyear-old claimed the day three curtain raiser at odds of 20/1.

Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series 2018 moves to Adamstown in Co. Wexford FOLLOWING rounds at Flavours of Fingal County Show in Dublin and at Dunmanway Agricultural Show in Co. Cork, the next round of the Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series takes place at Adamstown Agricultural Show, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford this Saturday, July 7th. The aim of the Horse Sport Ireland Young Handler Championship Series is to assist in the development of the skills of young handlers to prepare and present horses for show and sale. A total of €25,000 is available for this Championship, with a prize fund of €3,000 for each qualifier and a prize fund of €10,000 for the final. The Economic Contribution of the Sport Horse Industry to the Irish Economy 2017 highlighted that since 2012 the involvement of young breeders (≤ 30yrs) in the sport horse industry has declined from 8.1% to 3.7% in 2016. In 2016 just 0.19% of breeders were less than 20 years of age. The Championship is aimed at encouraging more young breeders/producers to become involved in the industry. It will also provide a unique opportunity for young handlers that are new to the industry to become involved in breeding initiatives and to gain contact and information/education and encourage long term involvement in the breeding industry. The Championship is run over five qualifiers within the five Irish Horse Board regions from June to September to allow for maximum participation. The top three young handlers from each qualifier will be eligible to compete in the final. For further information on the Championship is available on the Horse Sport Ireland website here hsi-young-handler-championship-series-2018/

Upcoming Fixtures Bellewstown - Wednesday, July 4 (First Race 5.30) Bellewstown - Thursday, July 5 (First Race 5.30) Tipperary - Thursday, July 5 (First Race 5.50) Bellewstown - Friday, July 6 (First Race 5.00) Wexford - Friday, July 6 (First Race 5.20) Bellewstown - Saturday, July 7 (First Race 5.15) Naas - Saturday, July 7 (First Race 2.15) Fairyhouse - Sunday, July 8 (First Race 1.50) Limerick - Sunday, July 8 (First Race 2.05)

Check Your Pockets wins for John Kiely at Tipperary on Thursday

Two wins for Dungarvan trainer John Kiely ARDMORE owner Liam Gleeson enjoyed success at Ballinrobe on Tuesday. Decision Time was sent to post in the Tracey’s Pharmacies Irish EBF Fillies Handicap by Waterford trainer John Kiely and she duly obliged. The seven-year-old ran out a two and a half-length winner in

the hands of jockey, Declan McDonagh. Kiely doubled his weekly tally at Tipperary on Thursday when Check Your Pockets for Dungarvan owner Gerard Burke ran out a three and a half- length winner in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

Latrobe wins Irish Derby for O’Brien brothers IT was a weekend to remember for the O'Brien family as Aidan O'Brien saddled no fewer than nine winners at the Curragh over the weekend. In addition to that, Aidan's son's Joseph and Donnacha teamed up to win the weekend's blue ribbon race - the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Latrobe gave both men a first success in the race when running out the 14/1 winner and led home an unprecedented 1-2-3-4-5 for the O'Brien clan, with O'Brien senior being responsible for those placed second down to fifth. Aidan O'Brien may not have been able to add to his 12 previous derby wins bit it wasn't all doom and gloom for the Ballydoyle supremo, who saddled no fewer than nine winners over three days at the Kildare venue. O'Brien senior ended day one with a treble to his name as the booking of jockey Ryan Moore again paid dividends. The precedence was set from flag fall on Friday on Friday as Peach Tree claimed the €17,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. Run over seven furlongs, Moore saw off the challenge of Colin Keane and Queen Medb by half a length. The same connections were in

the winner’s enclosure after the second race following Somerset Maugham’s success in the onemile contest. Favourite backers were made to sweat however as the 5/2 shot had just a nose to spare as the crossed the line. The O'Brien/Moore treble was completed in the penultimate race of the evening when Lucius Tiberius saw off the challenge of Active Approach and Kevin Manning by two and a half lengths in the Paddy Power Inside App Handicap. While the headlines on day two may have gone the way of Derby winning brothers Joseph and Donnacha, their father still managed to chalk up a treble of his own on Saturday. The treble was once again delivered by Ryan Moore and was set in motion with Battle Of Jericho in the Tote Rockingham Handicap. The 7/1 claimed the five furlong contest by a short head. Even money favourite Fleet Review made it a quick-fire double in the next as the three-year-old proved too strong for his eight rivals in the Listed Dubai Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside Dash Stakes where he beat his stable companion Intelligence Cross by a nose. The honour of completing the

day two hat-trick feel to Van Beethoven in the Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes. The two-year-old was the well backed 9/10 favourite as they left the starting stalls and eventually had half a length to spare. A hat-trick of Aidan O'Brien trebles over the three days looked like a distinct possibility by the conclusion of the fourth race on Sunday. By then, So Perfect and Yucatan had already obliged in the hands of Ryan Moore to claim the Grangecon Stud Stakes and the Finlay Volvo International Stakes respectively. The day three treble was rubber stamped when Flag Of Honour led home an A P O'Brien 1-2 in the Comer Group International Curragh Cup. Joseph O'Brien capped another weekend to remember in his own right when he saddled Band of Outlaws to victory in the Lyndsey & Elanor Comer Trust Handicap. The three-year-old ran out a half-length winner of the onemile contest. Donnacha O’Brien was back among the winners at Ballinrobe on Tuesday as he took the Irish Stallion Farms EBF maiden aboard Cypress Creek for his father Aidan. The 1/5 favourite prevailed by a one and a half-

length margin for the championship leading rider. Templemore trainer John Ryan’s decision to send Draycott Place to Kilbeggan on Monday night proved to be very shrewd move indeed as the nine-year-old reigned supreme in the Follow Kilbeggan Races On Twitter Handicap Chase. The nine year old gelding was making his seventy ninth start led from flag fall and asserted his dominance on the run. The twolength success was his eighth career success Fethard handler Willie Browne got his name on the winner’s board in the following race as Bibliotheca claimed the John Madden & Sons Handicap by a comfortable seven lengths. O’Brien added to his growing tally of winners at Naas on Wednesday as Secret Thought, trained by his father Aidan saw off the Ger Lyons-trained Rita Levi by a head in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. There was listed success for the Ballydoyle maestro later in the card as Easter Lilly claimed the spoils in the days feature race. The mount of Wayne Lordan hit the front 100 yards from home and ran out a one length winner.

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