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Kilkenny Reporter

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WEDNESDAY MAY 25 2011

Honesty the best policy for giving county a great name Return of cash and documents speaks volumes

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Guest speaker praises Ireland’s social reformation

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Exclusive: Pat Moore

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DINNER DANCE FOR BEAUTIFUL TRINITY Rebecca Cleere, Newpark Lower, Aisling Butler and Aoife Nolan, Dunmore turned heads at Friday’s O’Loughlin Gaels evening »P26

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Canon fires shot at ‘pseudo Republicans’ who made family’s life a living hell


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WEDNESDAY MAY 18 2011

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KILKENNY REPORTER 25 05 2011

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25 05 2011 KILKENNY REPORTER

Residents angered by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dangerousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; path THE POWER of the press was fully borne out in a Kilkenny City Street on Thursday afternoon. Within ďŹ ve minutes of a Reporter journalist and photographer meeting local people to discuss a campaign to have a brittle footpath repaired, two Local Authority employees arrived in the street in a white van. The men marked out a shattered footpath area outside home No 38 in Wolfe Tone Street which, they said, would be repaired. But it will take more than repairs to one section of the streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crumbling footpath to appease local residents who are angry because they believe they are being treated as second class citizens.

Geraldine Brennan who has been living in the street for over half a century, has, in recent times, been edging her way along the faulty footpath, calling to homes, urging residents to sign a petition calling for urgent repairs to a path which has been branded as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;highly dangerousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. She was conďŹ dent that all local residents would have signed the petition by the weekend and the list of names will then be handed in to the Local Authorities in the hope of getting some action. She told The Reporter that in all her years in the street she never remembered any serious

work being done to a path which is certainly dodgy in several sections. She described Wolfe Tone Street as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;forgotten streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and said that on Wednesday last there had been an accident when one of three backpackers passing through the area had fallen on a particularly bad patch. Fortunately, the young girl escaped with cut knees only. Geraldine said the residents were determined that repairs should be carried out before someone was hurt and said that walking on the path had become particularly hazardous for local people who used Zimmer Frames and for the elderly of the area, several of whom were in their 80s and 90s.

Quick response: Within minutes of a Reporter journalist and snapper arriving, Local Authority employees had appeared, marking out a damaged area and saying it would be reparied soon

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Determined â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Geraldine Brennan is urging Wolfe Tone Street residents to sign a petition calling for urgent repairs to the path

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KILKENNY REPORTER 25 05 2011

Community climbs mountain to save Valley AISLING HURLEY AHURLEY@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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Thomastownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happy Festival saved by groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colossal fund drive

Eva Lynch (Happy Valley), Liz Nolan and Jessie Wilkinson (Happy Valley); Yngve & The Innocent, one of the bands on the line-up

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25 05 2011 KILKENNY REPORTER

ICA womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity chickens lay foundations for Homecare Team JIMMY RHATIGAN JRHATIGAN@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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Ploughmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x201A;¬1k boost for our Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Centre

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Tractor Boys: Dylan (5), Cian (10) and Alex Buckley (7)


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KILKENNY REPORTER 25 05 2011

Tourism clearly on right track for new sightseers AISLING HURLEY KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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Abbey residents excited for Sinéad AISLING HURLEY AHURLEY@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

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REPORTER WISHLIST THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS.... FLOWER POWER FLAT shoes are a must for summer when most of us up our walking in favour of hot, stuffy cars. These lovely flower toe-post sandals will go with everything in your wardrobe and are sensible and comfortable without being boring. With the toe-post and the strap across the top of the foot they are built for walking short distances which is a bonus if you plan on bringing them on your holidays. They also perfectly expose your toes so you can have loads of fun painting your toe nails a variety of bright summer colours. Retailing at €12, they also come in fuchsia and white.

PLEATS TO MEET YOU PLEATS are a big trend this summer and if you are a bit shy about embracing them

a good way to start is with a knee length skirt. Avoid full length pleated numbers unless you are really tall as they will swamp a short frame. The colours in this skirt are gorgeous and would be easy to match with tops or shoes. In fact, most people would already have something in their wardrobe to go with it. It would be great for work, a special occasion or a night out and would even carry you into winter. It’s by Love Label and is available from www. littlewoodsireland.ie for €49. It also comes in cornflower blue.

HATS OFF! Kilkenny-based milliner, Rebekah Patterson

is known for her stunning creations. Rebekah makes unique, comfortable, striking hats and headpieces. The pieces are tailored to suit each customer’s personality and can be dyed to ensure a perfect match for a special day or event. Complementing the hats is a colourful range of vintage and reconstructed garments and accessories made from quality woollens, velvets, and silks, embellished with rich surface decoration. No two are the same. Her studio at No. 1 The Parade is filled to the brim with delightful pieces and Rebekah will gladly talk you through the best style for your face shape and your lifestyle. Call 087 2540181.

BAGS OF APPEAL FEW women have wardrobes big enough to store handbags so they end up all over the house; on top of wardrobes, hanging from coat hooks, under beds and tripping people up on the living room floor. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a special holder that would keep them all together in the one place without getting crushed. Well now you can with this hanging holder from Howards Storage. It holds seven bags each side and has clear panels that allows you to see which one is which. It retails at €19.95 and can be bought online at www.hsw.ie or in their shop at Carrickmines, Dublin 18.

ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU BLUSH! NARS Orgasm makes cheeks blush a gentle pinkypeach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. Its universally flattering shade has made it an iconic product and an enduring favourite of make-up artists and beauty editors. Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look it imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and can be worn alone or layered for more depth and intensity. It’s also available in Super Orgasm which is infused with an extra dose of golden sparkle NARS cosmetics are available in Brown Thomas or if you can’t make it to Dublin or Cork there are great bargains to be had on www.ebay.ie.

LIGHTEN UP! ESTEE Lauder’s ‘Cooling Eye Illuminator’ is a bit of a miracle worker. It promises to rid you of dark circles, puffiness, shadows and fine lines making your eyes look instantly brighter and refreshed. It’s fragrance-free and Ophthalmologist-tested so it is very gentle on the delicate eye area. It also contains a very fine blend of illuminating pigments that both brighten and neutralize discolouration. While it is possible to see instant results it also works over time to firm up weak capillaries and reduce hyper-pigmentation, two of the main causes of dark circles. Available in Light/ Medium or Medium/ Deep. Estee Lauder is available in Goods, High Street.

ENERGY HEALING IF you are interested in energy clearing there are two upcoming events at Harmony Hall in Castlewarren. ‘Shamanic Journeys’ will be held from 12 noon to 3pm this coming Saturday and again on Friday, June 10 from 7pm to 10pm. Admission: €20. A classic shamanic drummer and healer, Tony Dunton, will lead a guided meditation followed by a vegan meal and an hour of energy clearing. This is official time out for yourself. The meditation gives you quiet time to explore your huge inner landscape and relax. Then the energy clearing and gathering sets you up to make harmonious life changes when you get home. Call 087 1370859.   

RITUAL HAIR AND SCALP CLAY Creative Hair Design, High Street have a great special offer available for clients during May. The ‘Ritual Hair and Scalp Clay’ treatment from the ‘Maria Dowling’ range. is like a ‘facial’ for the hair and scalp. It is designed to counteract lacklustre, unmanageable hair caused by external aggressors, stress, over-styling and product overload. It is also excellent in reformulating scalp conditions such as dandruff and psoriasis. The special offer includes a free ‘Ritual Hair and Scalp Clay’ treatment worth €20 for all clients. New clients can also avail of 25% discount on their first appointment. Contact Maria on 087 2210619 for an appointment.


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Metcalfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inaugural Irish showcase

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Murphy Jewellers is unique on the Designs of Excellence collection tour as they will also be including four Irish designers. Murphy Jewellers was founded in 1903 by PT Murphy and has offered continuous watchmaking and jewellery services since. Family-owned and operated, Murphy Jewellers offers a personal experience for all customers. By commissioning the Designs of Excellence collection, Murphy Jewellers hopes to increase awareness of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewellery as well as the jewellers who make it.

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Shop of the week DAISY & Buttercup is a very cute little shop on Chapel Lane, just off High Street. They also sell online at www.daisyandbuttercup.ie. The shop is a treasure trove of beautiful items including vintagestyle christening gowns, baby blankets, toys, rocking chairs, handbags, pretty purses, Tiffany lamps, antique-style fine porcelain pottery, Irish art, crystals, costume jewellery and a selection of soap from The Handmade Soap Co. Prices are unbelievably

reasonable so you will have no bother picking up beautiful presents for friends or family or even a nice treat for yourself. Shipping costs are low too if you want to get a present delivered to someone special. The shop is also looking to stock products by local craft makers so if you are a creative soul and enjoy making things, they want to hear from you. Email details with three photos and a brief description to hilary@daisyandbuttercup.ie

Theatre of the week LONDON Classic Theatre present ‘Ghosts’ by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Frank McGuinness at the Watergate Theatre on Wednesday June 1. Ibsen’s study of hidden passions and family secrets remains as dramatically alive as ever in Frank McGuinness’ new version. Helene Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son, Oswald, has returned home from Paris to honour the occasion,

but his long awaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love. Frank McGuinness is an awardwinning Irish playwright and poet. His plays include ‘The Factory Girls’ and ‘Someone to watch over me’. He has translated the plays of Racine, Sophocles, Ibsen, and Strindberg. Show: 8pm. Tickets €18/€15 are available at the box office (056) 77 61674.

Book of the week WITH Season four of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ due to kick off next month vampire fans are eager to get their hands on ‘Dead Reckoning’ the 11th instalment of Charlaine Harris’s ’Sookie Stackhouse’ (Southern Vampire) Series. With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s Bar. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be twonatured, suspicion falls immediately on the antishifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover and his ‘child’ Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the complicated plot.

Product of the week IF you would love to freshen up the the exterior of your house or give your garden furniture a good clean down but a pressure washer seems beyond your budget you might be interested in this. The Halfords HP1400 Pressure Washer has been reduced to €55.49 and comes with a range of accessories for immediate use. This includes 5m hose, detergent application bottle and vario lance, which enables the user to vary the water pressure from a pin jet to a fan jet and a hose connector. Compact and lightweight, it is also easy to store. See halfords.ie or call to their shop in Kilkenny Retail Park.

Pub of the week SINCE opening a few months ago The Dylan Whisky Bar on John Street has been steadily building up a regular clientèle. The luxurious bar with its comfortable red leather seating is already a favourite among locals and visitors alike. As the name suggests they offer an incredible choice of whisky from around the world including Japanese, Canadian, Scottish, American and Irish

varieties. They also have a cocktail menu with up to 20 classic cocktails to chose from. If music’s your thing you can catch John Travers, Vinny Vaughan and ‘Phil and Gill’ playing live throughout the week. Open from 6pm seven days a week the pub will shortly begin opening at 12 noon for the summer. Make sure you drop by during the Cat Laughs for some free comedy, and a delicious cocktail mixed by Chris Hennessy.


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A STYLISH and contemporary establishment, Gulliver’s Restaurant at the Newpark Hotel can cater for up to 130 people and offers excellent private dining facilities if required. It is an ideal spot for a snack after a shopping trip, a dinner for two or a small private party. Situated within walking distance of the city centre it combines the right mood, the right food and a dedication to quality and service.

It offers ff greatt ttasting ti food using the best of Irish

ingredients and is renowned for excellent fresh and home-cooked food suitable for all the family. Their extensive á la Carte menu is also complemented by an excellent wine list. Breakfast is also a wonderful treat. A continental breakfast is served in a gala buffet style with cooked breakfast served to the table. Breakfast is from 7.30am to 10.30am. Dinner from 7pm to 9.30pm and Sunday lunch from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Exhibition of the week KILKENNY textile artist and illustrator Mick Minogue will be in residence at the National Craft Gallery, Castle Yard until Friday. ‘Keep Sketch’ is a project that explores the relationship between drawing and making. Mick will be working alongside world renowned artist and jeweller Bruce Metcalf, who will be installing his own show in the gallery space beside him. Mick will be doing workshops

and having groups visit him to participate throughout the week. “The best thing about this residency is that it all leads up to a big opening night in the gallery which they don’t normally do. I hope to show the newest of work and have a big textile surprise on the night,” he said. Tours of the exhibition are held daily at 11am. Workshops need to be pre-booked. Late Date with Mick will be held on Friday from 6pm to late.

Fundraiser of the week THE Annual Mary Slattery Memorial Cycle will be held this coming June 4 and 5. All proceeds will go to the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group. Cyclists of all abilities are invited to join the group on their cycle from Cork to Kilkenny with an overnight stay in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The cycle promises to be a fun weekend with a wonderful sense of achievement felt by all who take part. This year, the charity aims to raise even more than they did last

year, despite the current economic difficulties. They need your help, so please contact them for a sponsorship card, jump on your bike and get training. To get your sponsorship card phone Rita on 086 832299, email chernobylkikenny@gmail.com or log on to www.chernobyl Kilkenny.ie. A table quiz will also be held in the Left Bank at 8.30pm on Friday. Entry is €10 per person with a maximum of four per table.

Gig of the week THIS is your last chance to catch Mentalist Keith Barry’s fantastic show ‘The Asylum!’ in Kilkenny. Last January Keith had the crowd in the palm of his hand. From Kilkenny women speaking to each other in Martian, to the guy who ‘won the lotto’, to the ‘finale, this was Keith at his most irreverent. It has been described as his most outrageous, controversial and down right funniest show ever and has been hailed by critics as his best live work to date.

A popular illusionist and magician, he has starred in over 30 international TV shows that have been shown in over 110 countries. He was also awarded the prestigious Merlin Award for ‘Mentalist of the Year 2009’ from the International Magicians Society. Keith takes to the stage at The Hub, Cillin Hill at 8pm sharp. Tickets are €30 from Ticketmaster and Rollercoaster Records, St Kieran’s Street.

Something for Sunday IF you have yet to try Blokarting then it’s time you got yourself down to nearby Tramore, Co Waterford. ‘Freedom Blokarting’ based at The Beach House, The Gap, Riverstown in Tramore provide professionally trained, qualified instructors for you to experience this exhilarating sport in a relaxed and safe environment. They provide all the equipment. All you need to bring is a pair of spare

shoes, a rain jacket and wear clothing suitable for outdoors. Lessons are held to coincide

with low tides and appropriate wind and include a ‘Taster Session’ with minimum of eight people, a ‘Standard Lesson’ with a minimum of three people, a ‘Taster Session’ for 15 people or more or an ‘Individual Lesson’. Sessions can also be organised in Wexford and West Waterford. Special rates are available for schools, colleges and community groups. Call 086 3914908 for more information.

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Highlights for brilliant Happy Valley Festival Wednesday 1

Trad Session Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar 9pm FREE

Thursday 2

7.30pm Candlelit Gig in The Church of The Assumption, Thukolo and The Thomastown Folk Choir FREE 9pm The Whiteliars & Stephen Buck at Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar FREE

Saturday 4

11am-4pm Craft & Farmers Market Carrolls Market Yard 11am Fairground, The Quay 4pm-10pm Kila, Grum & Duende Dogs, Seven Summits, Tom Kirwan The Bridgebrook Beergarden â&#x201A;Ź22

Gig Guide with Ciara Gilbert Monday 23

After Dark, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 10pm Trad Night, Cleereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9.30pm

Tuesday 24

Cellar Sessions, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 8.30pm The Kilkennys, Paris Texas @ 9pm Trad Night, The Pumphouse @ 9pm

Wednesday 25

Movie Night, Billy Byrneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 8.30pm Open Mic Night, Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9pm Mighty Ghosts of Erin, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9.30pm

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Pete Fagan and Band, Matt the Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 10pm Trad Night, Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9pm Na Fianna, Laniganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9pm

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11am Fairground, The Quay 12pm Pet Show Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market yard 12am-4pm Flea Market The Bridgebrook Beergarden 12pm-12am 15 Acts for â&#x201A;Ź15: Murphys Beergarden Bipolar Empire, We Cut Corners, Miracle bell, Ultan Conlon, Souls, Colm Lynch, BonaďŹ de Federation, Deetrich, The River Valley Band, Julia & The Doogans, Neon Wolf, Yngve & The Innocent, The Man Whom,

Monday 6

11am Fairground, The Quay 4pm Ultan Conlon The Sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar FREE

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John Francis, Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9pm, Divil the Bit, Laniganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 9pm Johnny Pumfrey (Jazz), Pembroke Hotel @ 8.30pm

Saturday 28

Keith Barry: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Asylum!â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, The Hub, Cillin Hill @ 8pm Gold Soundz, The Set @ 10pm

Sunday 29

The Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dwyer Brothers, Kytelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn @ 6pm, The BarďŹ&#x201A;ies, The Pumphouse @ 9pm The best of American folk with the Duvets, Cleereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s @ 7pm

Monday 30

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again. The only kind thing I can say about it is that I found it easier to stay awake during this one

than Pirates 3. Although that was probably down to the length which was mercifully shorter than its

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predecessor. Johnny Depp is a disgrace. Once the darling of indie cinema

and the main reason to see Tim Burtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movies. He now merely ďŹ lls his bank account by cobbling together putrid mainstream â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hitsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. His mugging in this one particularly is really annoying and any charm he once had is well and truly destroyed. No longer is he a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;quirkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actor lending a bit of class to a blockbuster but just another major league star prostituting his talents. Rob Marshall must also take some blame for helping to kill this franchise off. A Broadway musical director who robbed an Oscar with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; he then revealed himself to be completely talentless in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Here once again he shows himself to be without a clue how to block actors or tell a story. The action set pieces are adequate but I imagine the stunt team and CGI crew for this kind of juggernaut are well versed. All he probably had to do was say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cool Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; after each terrible take. Indeed, there is scant visible proof that he did anything else. This will make you feel as cheap and unfulďŹ lled as a night out in a fast food restaurant. Why not skip the cinema and go straight there for a more enjoyable evening? The re-enactments your children make with their Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard Happy Meal toys will be a lot more entertaining than this crap. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; DARRAGH BYRNE.


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Leinster Junior Football Championship Nowlan Park: Kilkenny v Wexford (7.30pm) J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North Junior â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hurling League Canon Kearns Park: Erinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own v Barrow Rangers (7.30pm) Educational Supplies Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A U13 Hurling Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; League (4pm) St Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s v Freshford Clara v St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Senior, Kilkenny Gaelscoil OsraĂ­ v St Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DLS Toymaster U13 Schools Hurling Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (All games @ 4pm) Tullogher Rosbercon NS v Goresbridge/Paulstown School Piltown NS v Rower Inistioge NS Thomastown BNS v Kilmanagh BNS Mooncoin BNS v Bennettsbridge BNS Urlingford NS v Castlecomer BNS

THURSDAY, MAY 26

St Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Group A Thomastown: Dicksboro v Carrickshock (7.30pm) St. Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nowlan Park: Ballyhale Samrocks v Fenians (7.30pm) J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North JBHL LarchďŹ eld: James Stephens v Conahy Shamrocks (7.30pm) J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North JBHL Bennettsbridge: Bennettsbridge v Blacks & Whites (7.30pm) Duggan Steel U14 HL Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Park: Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Loughlin Gaels v St Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (7pm)

FRIDAY, MAY 27

St Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Jenkinstown: James Stephens v Erinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own (7.30pm) St Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Bennettsbridge: Clara v Graigue Ballycallan (7.30pm) Michael Lyng Motors IHL Mullinavat: Danesfort v Mooncoin (7.30pm) Palmerstown: Tullogher Rosbercon v Emeralds (7.30pm) Michael Lyng Motors IHL Thomastown: Rower Inistioge v Glenmore (7.30pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Piltown: Piltown v Lisdowney (7.30pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Ballyraggett: St Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s v Galmoy (7.30pm) Kilmacow: Kilmacow v Barrow Rangers (7.30pm)

SATURDAY, MAY 28

St. Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Group A Tom Ryall Park: Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Loughlin Gaels v Tullaroan (7.30pm) Ref: Domo Connolly St Caniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Credit Union SHL Group B Palmerstown: St Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s v Dunnamaggin (6.30pm) Michael Lyng Motors IHL Group A Tullogher: Mullinavat v Graignamanagh (7.30pm) Michael Lyng Motors IHL Group B

Canon Kearns Park: Young Irelands v St Lachtains (5.30pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Group 1 Tom Walsh Park: Blacks & Whites v Slieverue (3.30pm) Thomastown: Thomastown v Bennettsbridge (4pm) J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North JBHL Danesfort: Danesfort v Clara (7.30pm) Duggan Steel U14 HL Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Ryall Park: Graigue Ballycallan v Kilmacow (2pm) Ref: Liam Keoghan Duggan Steel U14 HL Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hugginstown: Carrickshock v Dunnamaggin (11am)

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Michael Lyng Motors IHL Group â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tullaroan: Conahy Shamrocks v John Lockes (2pm) Country Style Foods South JBHL Final Slieverue: Kilmacow v Glenmore (7pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Windgap: Windgap v Cloneen (2pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Mooncoin: Mooncoin v Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Loughlin Gaels (2pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Palmerstown: Dicksboro v Erinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Own (2pm) Clara: Clara v St Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (6.30pm) Iverk Produce South JAHL Semi Final Thomastown: Tullogher/Rosbercon v Rower/Inistioge (7pm) Duggan Steel U14 HL Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gowran: Young Irelands v Fenians (11.30pm) Monday, May 30 Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; U13 Hurling Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; League (All games @ 4pm) Freshford v St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DLS Kilkenny CBS v St Canice`s Scoil McCauley Rice v St John`s Senior Ballyhale v Gaelscoil OsraĂ­ U13 Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hurling Roinn â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (4pm) Urlingford v Tullogher/Rosbercon Bennettsbridgev Castlecomer Mooncoin v Thomastown Rower/Inistioge v Kilmanagh Goresbridge/Paulstown v Piltown

TUESDAY, MAY 31

J.J. Kavanagh and Sons JHL Johnstown: Fenians v James Stephens (7.30pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons ACJHL Clara: Clara v Barrow Rangers (7.30pm) J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North JBHL Gr B Palmerstown: Dicksboro v Galmoy (7.30pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

J. J. Kavanagh and Sons North JAHL Carlow Town: Carlow Town HC v Lisdowney (7.30pm) J.J. Kavanagh and Sons IFL Tom Walsh Park: Blacks and Whites v Danesfort (7.30pm) Piltown: Piltown v Graignamanagh (7.30pm) Jenkinstown: Conahy Shamrocks v St Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (7.30pm)

Joeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s league joy Three sent off as Evergreen clinch Premier crown Evergreen Freebooters

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A mix of U10 and 12 players with coaches, Emer Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaughnessy and Pat Galvin; Gorgeous little Doireann Corr shows she is a star in waiting Pics: Pat Moore

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KILKENNY REPORTER 25 05 2011

Positive mood as O’Loughlin Gaels celebrate in style Annual dinner full of colour and style as Chairman says club is focused ahead of Feile na nGael Finals THE MOOD was positive at the annual dinner of O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club. New President, Eamon Doyle said the club had moved on from defeat in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Final and was now looking forward to the Feile na nGael Finals in Galway, in June. A strong squad of 24 players will head to the Feile and they will be backed by a support group of at least 100, including parents. Over 300 celebrated another good year at the Langton’s Hotel party. The club had won the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship and the Leinster Club Final while the junior camogie team had won local honours. The senior players were presented with their medals by President

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Elect of the GAA, Liam O’Neill while O’Loughlin’s camogie chairman, Jim Kavanagh presented Junior Championship trophies. Among the guests at the function were former GAA President, Nickey Brennan, Co Board chairman, Paul Kinsella, secretary, Ned Quinn and sponsors, Ballybought Street publican, Pat Carroll and Donie Butler of MacDonagh Junction. The cheer of the night went to county and club hurling star, Martin Comerford who has called time on his inter-county career. Paul Kinsella paid tribute to the very popular ‘Gorta’ and wished him well in his future years as a playing member of O’Loughlin Gaels.

There were good wishes too for staunch club hurler, Brian Hogan who will captain the Kilkenny senior hurlers in this year’s championship. And the positive mood continued with the camogie girls who presented mementoes to their mentors and thanked them for their support during a successful campaign. Philly Twomey, Gerry Buckley and Seamie Cummins received presentations from Aoife Nolan. Founded in 1969, the O’Loughlin Gaels club has won practically every honour at several levels of the game and they are looking forward to a return to Croke Park when they plan to bring the club senior AllIreland championship to Kilkenny.


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All pics: Pat Moore Michael Walsh, Pauline Tynan and Michael Reddy Pic: Pat Moore

Champions celebrate and present Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Centre with â&#x201A;Ź15,000

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Kilkenny Reporter 25th May 2011  

Kilkenny Reporter 25th May 2011

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