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WEDNESDAY MARCH 9 2011

€12.5m boost predicted from June festivals 50,000 expected to descend on city and county »P2

Much loved musician immortalised on special gift »P4

PHOTO GAULE FAMILY’S GENERATION GAME Pic: Pat Moore

Emily Gaule cradles her one-month old son, Daithi, at a retirement party for her dad, Gerry. Also pictured is Siobhán Coady Gaule

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Pat gets the stamp of approval as he enters his 90th year


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Rory Glynn (5) and Kelly Brennan (8) at the launch of the 2011 Sheep & Wool Festival, which runs at the Cillín Hill exhibition centre on June 4&5

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09 03 2011 KILKENNY REPORTER

Canny canine tricks for perfect portraits Kilkennywoman wins national award for portfolio COMEDIAN WC Fields is credited with the line: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never work with children or animalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, but Kilkenny photographer Maria Dunphy, would disagree with that entirely. The multi-award winning snapper won the Best Pet Portrait Portfolio Award at the Irish Professional Photographers Association 2011 National Photographic Awards. Speaking to The Reporter, Maria explained that she has been photographing dogs professionally for about three years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I photograph dogs of every size and shape. I have worked with everything from Dogue de Bordeaux, St Bernards and Newfoundlands right down to ďŹ ve eight-week old Bichon Frise puppies and Chihuahuas,â&#x20AC;? she explained. With three Cavalier

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King Charles Spaniels and three cats of her own, she is very comfortable around animals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like working with them. They are always happy and always have the same temperament. I really enjoy getting the best out of them; their expressions and their head tilts,â&#x20AC;? she said. Her studio, 94 High Street, is geared for getting the best out of animals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get attention from them through noises or treats. I have a large repertoire of noises that will attract a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention including squeaks, miaows, woofs and growls.â&#x20AC;? Maria also photographs cats and any other pets that people would like to have captured on camera. The most unusual pet

she has worked with is a chinchilla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a spider yet. I might have to run the other direction though,â&#x20AC;? she laughed. Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delightful portraits of Cavalier King Charles Benji, Pomeranian Rocky, Yorkshire Terrier Kelo and Basset Hound Charlie made up her winning portfolio. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great honour to achieve the award; there were over 2000 images in the competition and the standard was extremely high,â&#x20AC;? she told The Reporter. Maria also qualiďŹ ed for the ďŹ nal with her portfolios in the Children and Family sections and also picked up one of three Kodak Portrait Awards presented for Child Portrait Photography. To see more of Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work visit www. mariaofkilkenny.com

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Stamp of approval for Pat Shortis (90)

Pat Shortis with a special letter, adorned with his very own stamp, to celebrate his 90th Birthday Pic: Pat Moore

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Chubby

KILKENNY REPORTER 09 03 2011

Brennan

Readers are turning over a new leaf in Castlecomer TO celebrate Readiscover Your Library month, the library invited Irish Book Award-winning author, Benji Bennett, to meet students from Castlecomer Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NS and Wandesford NS. Benji is well known for his book, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Before You sleepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and his stories in the Adam Series. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Among the Hedgerowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, an exhibition of photography by Paula Holohan, will be on display in the Library from March 8-26. The free Toddler Stories and Crafts Workshop continue every Thursday at 11.30am.

Bingo is back

Postponed bingo in aid of parish funds will now be held in the community hall

on March 13.

New courses

New courses starting in and around the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Comer area include stress management, beauty therapy and woodcraft. Contact is Anne Marie Lahart 4441966/0872061370. Details for physio and sports massage:

New physio

Best wishes to county senior hurling panelist, Damien Fogarty, who has qualiďŹ ed as a physio. Details for physio and sports massage: 0877674143.

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Vaults â&#x201A;Ź959; Golf â&#x201A;Ź3,200; GAA â&#x201A;Ź4,100. Until next week, Chubby

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Profits up and a bright future says Glanbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full-year report SEAN HURLEY SHURLEY@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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Parents swap places with Breda Raggett students at Scoil Airegail Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in a name? Everything. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vital Pic: Donal Foley AISLING HURLEY

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Scoil Aireagail students on World Book Day. English teacher Joe Foster is planning to swap parents for students for a day

OMETHING that is part and parcel of us is our name. From the moment we are born or even before it, parents usually have a list of probable names. Many believe that the name we receive is written in the universe waiting for us. Our name is important and special. It identiďŹ es who we are, parents, relatives, it is how our friends identify us. You could not life a normal life without your name. Our birth certiďŹ cate, passport, legal documents, social welfare number, depend on our name. We all love to be called by it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking to you about our names in the context of setting up businesses for the ďŹ rst time, particularly in the service industry. I worked in advertising for 29 years and it used to amaze me as to how many people did not use their own name when setting up. An example of how people miss out by not using their names is

when for instance a carpenter decides to advertise: Carpenter available to build ďŹ tted kitchens, built-in wardrobes. Phone 08000000. Such an advert does not identify who the person is, simply the service offered and a non-speciďŹ c mobile. Most like to know who they are dealing with. Nowadays, very few will allow people they do not know into their homes. Many like to support people who are starting off, particularly when they are local. I know there are a lot of people unemployed, and hope if they are contemplating starting a new business, they will consider how important advertising is, yes it will cost money, but what is the point of starting a business if nobody knows about it. It is also very important to keep advertising, because it is worth remembering that, people do not look for your number until the day that they need it.


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RTE stars, Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon, presenters of ‘Off the Rails’ introduce the six Kilkenny contestants for the streetstyle competition Pics: Pat Moore

MacDonagh Junctions goes Off The Rails for fashion fun

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ILKENNY’S most stylish did the county proud when RTE’S ‘Off The Rails’ filmed an episode of the popular show live in MacDonagh Junction. Glamorous presenters Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon took to the stage in front of a large Kilkenny audience, all of whom had applied to RTE for tickets in the weeks leading up to the

event. The recording of the show opened with a question and answer session where audience members received practical advice on issues including dressing to suit body shape, coping with alopecia, the best vpl-free underwear available, at what age a woman should stop wearing mini skirts and at what age she should cut her hair short.

Two lucky sisters Mary Hoban from Callan and Julie Mullins of O’Loughlin Road in the city were plucked from the audience and treated to make overs with make up artist Roisin Derrane and hair stylist Grace Doyle. Roisin and Grace talked the audience through what they were doing and offered plenty of hair and make up tips for the coming season. Two fashion shows were held with stunning models from the acclaimed 1st Option model agency showcasing clothes and jewellery from TK Maxx, Kilkenny Formal Wear, Vintage Emporium and Little Gem among others. A streetstyle section featured six of Kilkenny’s best dressed who competed against each other on the catwalk for a €200 voucher to spend in MacDonagh Junction. Throughout filming goody bags were handed out to those who asked great questions or got involved in the show while a number of audience members received prizes for being well dressed enough to catch the eye of the presenters. The show, which airs over the coming weeks, also offers an insight into model Kate Moss’s style, shows viewers how to wear stripes and the current whimsical look and features a make over on Wexford woman Margaret O’Leary Doyle.

Clockwise (from above): Grace Doyle styles Mary Hoban’s hair; Sonya Lennon is welcomed to Kilkenny by ‘Izzy’; Kim Stone (7) and Rhona Kealy (10) enjoy the show; Brendan Courtney with Eileen Brennan, Tanya Wolfson and Trisha O’Neill from Castlecomer Pics: Pat Moore


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Mount Juliet hosts its Spring Salon Fashion Event, in association with IMAGE magazine, this week, bringing a feast of fab looks, tips and styles to the Marble County

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HE second annual Mount Juliet Spring Salon Fashion Event in association with IMAGE magazine takes place this coming Friday. The charity event features an exclusive salon-style showing of the Harvey Nichols Spring/Summer 2011 fashion collection and offers guests an opportunity to shop at a Harvey Nichols pop-up store in the lavish surroundings of the Mount Juliet House Presidential Suites. MC’d by IMAGE editor Melanie Morris and featuring beauty tips from IMAGE beauty editor Liz Dwyer, it’s set to be another unmissable event of fabulous fashion, beauty and shopping. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the St John’s Cancer Ward at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Ireland’s fashion forward will view the latest designs from the collections of Alice by Temperley, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, D&G, Vivienne Westwood, Jaeger, DKNY, Alice & Olivia, Pinko, Markus Lupfer, Twenty8Twelve, Elie Tahari, Sportmax, Rebecca Taylor, Tibi and Tucker. Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to shop this season’s key trends and beauty with expert advice from the Harvey Nichols team of personal shoppers and the show’s stylist, Graham Cruz, who will be on hand to help navigate trends in ‘70s glamour, punk fashion, lace, modern minimalism, romance and colour. IMAGE magazine’s editor Liz Dwyer will share her coveted top beauty secrets. General Manager, Mount Juliet, William Kirby, commented: “Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin is a charity that is close to our hearts in Mount Juliet and we are delighted to have the opportunity for a second year to raise funds for them.” Funds and Donations Manager at Children’s Medical Research Foundation (CMRF), Nicola O’Sullivan, commented: “The fashion show was a huge success last year and the money raised made a substantial difference to the lives of so many young patients attending Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital.  Funds were designated

to ward refurbishment, toys and much needed Cancer research. CMRF are truly grateful to Mount Juliet for their ongoing generosity towards this cause.” Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost €85. IMAGE subscribers can purchase tickets for €80. Tickets include fashion show, drinks and canapé reception, Harvey Nichols goody bag, beauty tips seminar with Liz Dwyer and access to the Harvey Nichols pop up shop in the Presidential Suites. A special ‘Taste of Fashion’ tasting menu is available pre and post show. Ticket and dinner is €130 per person. Ticket and overnight accommodation is €170 per person sharing. Ticket, overnight accommodation and dinner is €215 per person sharing. Call Tracy Ryan on 086 043 6490 to purchase your ticket. For further information log on towww.mountjuliet.ie/fashion.


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Shop of the week KEITH Mosse Bespoke Furniture Limited, Bennettsbridge is run by Philippe Hetier, a native of the French Alps. He first came to Ireland to work with Keith Mosse in 2003 and in 2008 took over the workshop in its entirety. In his workshop, Philippe specialises in making handcrafted furniture in both Irish and imported timbers using traditional, timehonoured methods and techniques. All furniture is made to order and is designed with clients to facilitate

their particular requirements and reflect their personality and taste through a combination of superb design and exceptional cabinet making skill. All pieces made by Philippe can be expected to last generations. Philippe’s reputation is based on quality and attention to detail, pride in his work, and his ability to meet his clients needs and to make a piece of furniture that lasts for life. To make an appointment to view the showroom call (056) 7727860.

Theatre of the week BARNSTORM Theatre’s ‘The Song from the Sea’ runs at The Barn, Kilkenny until March 24. The captivating new show by Mike Kenny, focuses on a young boy’s struggle to find his place in his family and in the wider world. With a blend of storytelling, performance, puppets, music and a beautiful song from the sea, this show is a sensory treat. Playwright Mike Kenny’s writing

shows great empathy with young children. He will be familiar to Barnstorm Theatre’s audiences as

the author of ‘Big Sister, Little Brother’ and ‘Jack’. With its blend of magic and realism, and an emphasis on shared storytelling ‘The Song from the Sea’ is an encouraging and uplifting show for young children and is best suited to children aged four and older. Two free shows will be held on March 20 to celebrate World Children’s Day. Visit www. barnstorm.ie for more details.

‘Not a’ Book of the week ‘THIS Is Not a Book’ by Keri Smith is a book for everyone who likes breaking the rules. ‘This Is Not a Book’ takes a uniquely skewed look at the purpose and function of ‘a book’. Keri offers an illustrated guide that asks readers to creatively examine all the different ways it can be used. With intriguing prompts, readers will discover that the book can be: A secret message - tear out a page, write a note on it for a stranger, and leave it in a public place. A recording device - have everyone you contact today write their name in the book. An instrument - create as many sounds as you can using the book, like flipping the pages fast or slapping the cover. A challenging new idea!

Product of the week ENJOY ultra-high resolution scans of your favourite pictures at home with a ‘Film 2 SD Pro’. The latest technology helps you rediscover your long-lost 35mm slides and film negatives. The high-quality scanner transfers your images directly onto an SD card. Thanks to its large, full-colour LCD screen, you don’t even need a computer to make it work. The scanner creates up to nine mega pixel stunnning scans. Single-click scan, which takes an average of two seconds or less. Film 2 SD Pro even comes with an SD card to get you started. If you have a computer, you can also connect it using the included USB cable. What are you waiting for?

Pub of the week WOODSTOCK Arms is a traditional Irish pub situated in gorgeous Inistioge. They stock a full range of alcoholic beverages and also offer a wide range of the most popular spirits, including Powers Gold Label, Jameson, Crested Ten, Bushmills, Paddy, Famous Grouse Scotch whisky, Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey. Tea and freshly ground coffee is also available. Throughout the winter

months a welcoming open fire is kept lit in the bar and music is provided during the summer season. There is also plenty of outdoor seating available for smokers or those who want to sit and watch the world go by. If you decide to stay over and discover a bit more of the village, Woodstock Arms has seven rooms en-suite, each with a colour television, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer.


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FOOTLIGHTS by the River is a bright and fresh bistro located in the picturesque village of Inistioge. It’s is only a short drive from Kilkenny City and you are guaranteed to instantly fall in love with the quaint village situated on the River Nore. The bistro’s simple-yet-stylish decoration creates a relaxing space and a large captivating open fireplace instantly gives the feel that you have entered a homely establishment.

Delicious starters include Deep Fried Camembert served with a redcurrant sauce, Bruscheta or Garlic Mushrooms. Mains include Warm Chicken Salad, Roast Vegetable Ciabatta, pizza and Sirloin steak. A variety of mouthwatering desserts are available, along with a great selection of world wines. Open Saturday and Sunday until the end of March the restaurant opens every day except Wednesday from April.

layers of paint resulting in pieces with a great sense of depth, and a particular compositional balance between colour and form.

The Kilkenny based artist lives in Grangemockler Camphill, Co Tipperary and is a member of the KCAT studio in Callan. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad and has been awarded numerous commissions. Thomas is delighted to be showing his work in his native Tipperary. The exhibition runs until Friday April 22 and is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Exhibition of the week KCAT (Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent) member Thomas Barron has delved into the next chapter of his ‘Homecoming’ series with an exhibition in The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Highly regarded as a painter, working predominantly on canvas, Thomas’ work develops through a series of very carefully worked stages. The process begins in pencil and progresses to include multiple

Fundraiser of the week AFTER the success of last year’s fundraising trip to Kilkenny’s twin town of Moret sur Loing, France, cyclist John Britton is pedalling back to his old stomping ground of Montreux in Switzerland this coming July. A good man for a challenge, he is not taking the easy route as he is going to attempt to go over the Col de l’Iseran, which at 2770 metres (9,088ft) is the highest mountain pass in Europe. Again, he will visit the Tour de

France and will take the route of stage seven from Le Mans to Châteauroux the day before the stage passes. He will watch the stage finish at Châteauroux and will wear the black and amber of Marble City Cyclers the whole way over. All funds raised will go to the Susie Long Hospice Fund. Log onto John’s fundraising Facebook page http://tiny.cc/bma32 or visit www. mycharity.ie and search for John Britton to donate online.

Gig of the week DUE to demand, an extra date has been added to ‘D’Unbelievables’ shows at The Hub, Cillin Hill. Tickets are now on sale for Wednesday, March 30. D’Unbelievables enjoyed near cult status in their heyday with their high-energy live shows travelling around Ireland entertaining many with glimpses inside the surreal, slightly creepy and downright hilarious side of

Irish rural society. Originally formed in the late ‘80s in Limerick, Jon Kenny and Pat Shortt created their sometimes scandalous, always uproarious on-stage characters in D’Unbelievables to wickedly echo those to be seen on every street corner and in every pub in Ireland. Tickets: €30.00 (+ booking fee) on sale through Ticketmaster, Rollercoaster Records on St Kieran’s Street.

Something for Sunday THIS coming Sunday why not pay a trip to nearby Borris, Co Carlow for the Barrow River Arts Festival? Taking place at 2.30pm is a concert with the acclaimed baroque violin and double bass duo of Maya Homburger and Barry Guy, who will perform the music of HIF Biber, in combination with original modern works and improvisations by Barry Guy. The programme will also include readings of poems by Kerry Hardie. Tickets: €10

At 4.30pm an early evening performance takes place with Maarten Koningsberger – baritone and Malcolm Proud – harpsichord. Tickets €20 (€15 concession). At 6.30pm don’t miss the concert with Agustí Fernández – piano and Barry Guy – bass. Tickets €20 (€15 concession) Tickets are available from St Michael’s Theatre Box Office, New Ross online booking: www.stmichaelsnewross.com. Tel: 051 421255 Tickets will also be for sale at the door.

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After Dark, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 10pm Trad Night, Cleereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Parliament Street @ 9pm

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REPORTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS 1 Fit your CV to ďŹ t the job. Change the details of your CV each time you apply for a job. Most people have two types â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one for the manual labour abour jobs and another for the ones in their chosen profession. There is no point including the month you worked in n a cake factory when you are going for a job as Surgeon General. Be careful with being over qualiďŹ ed as much as under qualiďŹ ed. 2 Keep it brief. One page or two pages is the most people will read. If there are thousands usands of applicants donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put a mission statement in your CV. Leave that for the cover letter and remember school results rarely impress unless you are starting off. Third Level is ďŹ ne, if appropriate, but no employer cares if you got an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in maths in your Junior Cert unless you are a maths teacher. 3 Be on time for your interview. If you are not punctual people will not hire you. You should ďŹ nd out where you are going and arrive half an hour early. Then go to a nearby cafe and relax checking the details of your CV so that you will come into the interview room calm and collected and not ďŹ&#x201A;ustered making excuses about traffic or missed buses.

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4 Research, research, research. The three â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Râ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of interviews. Know everything about the company and start off your interview by letting them know you have done some. Looking at websites is the easy way to do this but if you can also ďŹ nd out the name of the human resources person and head of company. A good opener is always â&#x20AC;&#x153;You must be Jane.â&#x20AC;? The fact that you have looked up a bit about them shows that you have an interest in the job. 5 Look the part- Wear the right clothes for the job you are going for. A suit is not always the best â&#x20AC;&#x201D; creative

companies and software ďŹ rms often have a casual approach to their staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attire. Make sure that you are well groomed and professional profe looking and remem remember â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a little aftersh aftershave/perfume goes a long way. 6 Be conďŹ dent. You h have to sell yourself aas if you were a p product on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The D Dragonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Denâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Apprenticeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. All in interviews are pure sa salesmanship and you hav have to learn to enjoy talking about yourself in a positive positiv way. Watch that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall fa into arrogance, as nobody wants to work with someone cocky. Also, the greatest pitfall of any interviewee is to talk in business speak cliche. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Team Playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; , â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Self-motivatedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; should be banned from your lexicon. Learn to say these things in a new way. 7 Think about difficult questions. When you are asked a hard question take a second, or three, e, to actually think about what you are going to say. It willll let them know that you ou will think before you act when on the job and that also you are not just reciting something you have spent hours preparing. Overrehearsing hard questions can be a big mistake too, as you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to sound like a robot. Also common sense will dictate that when asked, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see yourself homeless in ďŹ ve years time or that you never say that you crack easily under pressure. 8 Tell your story. Think about when you were successful in your career. An event you organized where everything went to plan or a project which you brought in under budget and on time.

These are really the experiences you want to share with your prospective employers. These are also the ones they want to hear. Make them part of a compelling narrative and have them in the palm of your hand. They will be listening to dozens if not hundreds of interviewees. The human need for stories is the greatest of all and they will remember you if you have one. 9 Ask questions. You must ďŹ nd exactly what the job involves, where you will be working and with who. Ask them detailed questions as it means that you really want to do it properly. Suggest improvements to their workďŹ&#x201A;ow and show that you are here not only to get the job but to make their company better. If you can bring one innovation to the table they will deďŹ nitely think about employing you. Be careful not to come across that you want to change everything either. Overly ambitious candidates can be as annoying as the slackers. 10 Humour â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A good handshake and eye contact are very important but most of all try to introduce humor as you enter ent and leave. If the interviewers seem a little intervie tense it can relieve the situation situ but equally listen to them intently when they th talk and if they crack c a gag remember to t laugh. Be careful â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a joker is ďŹ ne in the pub but they th really want a team player pla who is aware of what wha is going on around him aand can make work an enjoyable enjoyab place while getting his job done. done 11 Leave them with a one sentence mission statement. As you leave the room tell them in one last piece of hard-sell who you are and how they should remember you. Prepare this if you can from your original mission statement so that it will re-enforce it when they are looking back over the CVs and cover letters later.


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The pride of St John’s Parish O’Loughlin Gaels Senior Hurling Panel (left); The Seniors celebrating title time last year; Ross Butler playing for the U14s against Na Fianna Dublin this weekend (inset below) Pictures: Donal Foley and Pat Moore


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