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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 2011

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A cold war and possibly with a secret weapon ... All-Ireland Sunday countdown is weird and wonderful »P2

It could be curtains for the black and amber

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PHOTO IT’S KING BILLY OF ORMONDE VILLA FC

Exclusive pic: Donal Foley

Newpark’s Billy Leahy was the proudest man at a soccer presentation in Orchard House on Friday. He has been a loyal supporter of Ormonde Villa for 32 years and told The Reporter that he still loves the club. Billy is pictured with » Story and pics: Pages 38&39 Mayor David Fitzgerald

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GAA cries foul as Blind man displays logo


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Secret weapon may catapult the Cats to the king of kings JIMMY RHATIGAN

Wow: 80,000 bums on seats at €80 a pop

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This black and amber army is not welcome AISLING HURLEY AHURLEY@KILKENNYREPORTER.IE

Brave pals: Martin and Mark

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From Argentina to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Comer, via Freshford CASTLECOMER has a new curate. Fr Joseph Campion SAC spent 40 years in Argentina, returned home two years ago and ministered in Freshford.

Up the black and amber As All-Ireland day approaches and we await the clash of Tipp and the Cats, on behalf of the people of Castlecomer I appeal to all to ï¬&#x201A;y the colours.

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance Dancewise Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrolment date for Castlecomer classes in dance, singing and drama for girls and boys aged

4-18, is at the One Stop Business Centre, Ballyhemon, 6pm to 8pm, August 31. Contact: Melissa on 086-3349692 or Sarah on 087-9184510

Research and Carlow/ Kilkenny Homecare Team. Contact Mick 085-1191898 or Liam 087-9582354.

Vintage run

Deen Dinan Angling Club results of junior competition: U6: 1 Cian Rothwell; 2 Oisin Moore; 3 Kyle Moore. U11: 1 Jack Rothwell; 2 Kyle Carrigan; 3 Ian Delaney, Laois. U16: 1 Calvin Coogan; 2 Rebecca Delaney 3 Keith Dooley Kevin Oates Memorial Cup: 1 Mick Gilman, Kilkenny; 2 Alan Kenny, Castlecomer; 3 Joe Delaney, Laois. Over 20 senior anglers entered the competition.

Conahy Vintage run in aid of St Vincent de Paul and Carlow/ Kilkenny Homecare Team is coming soon. Contact: 086-2790225

Local lottos GAA â&#x201A;¬7,550; Golf â&#x201A;¬4100; Vaults â&#x201A;¬700.

Fat Cats on bikes You are wanted for the Fat Cats Cycle to Croke Park on September 3 in aid of Cancer

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Campagne are Leinster champions for third year

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REPORTER WISH LIST THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS... and recovery nutrition for people with active lifestyles of any level or age plus those in need of extra physical and mental edge. Krill are the little shrimp-like marine crustaceans that wild Alaskan salmon feed off of so you are getting your Omega 3 from source. Cleanmarine Krill Oil is deemed to be better than fish oil as it is easier absorbed, is reputed to be more effective, you do not experience fishy burps while taking it and it is sustainably fished. Just €19.99 for 60 capsules from The Good Earth.

Give it a lash! FALSE eyelashes are one of the hottest trends for the coming season. Not just any old normal eyelashes but the bolder, the brighter, the bigger and the more colourful the better. And if they have a few diamonds or feathers stuck onto them as well, all the better. These eyelashes by Inglot are not for the faint hearted but be daring and give them a lash! They will add a fun and glamorous element to any night out on the town. False eyelashes are available in pharmacies and supermarkets across Kilkenny or log onto www. inglotireland.com to find your nearest Inglot stockist.

Bless this house ‘BLESS This House With Love And Laughter’, what a positive, old-fashioned blessing. These ‘motto’ art forms are enjoying a revival from their slumber as mainstays of apple-pie America. This particular one is very popular as it is made with good quality mirror glass with a distressed imprint. Measuring 19” x 14” it is ideal for many places within the home but probably best as a greeting on entering. It would add a nice touch to a hallway or would make a lovely wedding present for a couple starting out in a new home.

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Pippa inspired dresses THE bridesmaid dress that had everyone talking at Kate and William’s Royal Wedding is the inspiration for a new limited edition dress coming to Debenhams. For those that want to buy one when they arrive in store, Debenhams have created a special ‘Lady-in-waiting-list’ for fans of the dress to reserve their very own version. Pippa Middleton’s iconic figure-hugging bridesmaid gown reportedly cost £20,000 but Debenhams’ High Street version is a right royal

bargain at just €225. Hurrah! If white isn’t your colour, they’ve also created a version of  Pippa’s emerald green evening gown as worn to the evening reception. It could be yours this Autumn for just €149. Send your details to ladyinwaitinglist@ debenhams.com.

Just for the Krill IF you are in need of some Omega 3 in your diet you couldn’t do much better that Cleanmarine Krill Oil. It provides essential sports performance

WITH another freezing winter on the way there are plenty of options to help keep your dog warm and toasty during the worst of it. If your pooch refuses to wear a dog coat then why not consider investing in a warm woolly jumper. This wonderful jumper will keep your pup snug as a bug! The jumper has a turtle neck with cable detailing ensuring they will be the most stylish canine around. Most importantly it’s soft so your pet will love it as it will feel just like another layer of fur. They are available in most pet shops but the one pictured here is from www.puchipetwear.com.

And there’s more . . . Girls Day Out

and promises to be bigger, better and more glamorous than before. There will be over 100 exhibitors including H&M, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols and Debenhams so you can enjoy browsing and picking up some bargains. There will also be a chic beauty zone, smart girls zone, there will be experts offering practical advice on beauty, hair and fashion, workshops, interactive shows, spas, jewellery, perfume, handbags galore, makeovers, flash sales and lots of competitions. Tickets are €30 for two.

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IF you missed out on having a holiday this year there’s still time to treat yourself. The ‘Ultimate Girls Day Out’ is taking place in the RDS, Dublin this coming weekend

IF you are heading back to school or college or just back to the office after your holidays it’s always nice to stock up on a few new supplies. This boxed set of pencils from Orla Kiely is gorgeous and will fit perfectly in your handbag if you like to jot down ideas, sketch on the go, or tick things off your shopping list in the supermarket.

The solid box which features the classic multi stem design on the front and back, contains six pencils, each with a cream eraser at the end. The pencils come in three different designs - multi stem, brown linear stem and red cross hatch stem print and so all six pencils provide an ideal match to the Orla Kiely notebooks.

Berried treasure A RANGE of products by lip and eye makeup specialists ‘Lord & Berry’ is now being sold at O’Connell’s Pharmacy on High Street. One of their best products has to be the ‘Ultimate Touch Eraser Pencil’. How many times have you tried to put on liquid eye-liner before a night out and ruined it with an unsteady hand or applied just a bit too much lipliner. This little miracle worker will magically erase mistakes leaving the rest of your make-up intact. Also check out their chunky lipstick pencils that not only come in very wearable shades but are also a doddle to apply.


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Shop of the week TYRELAND Tyres, Cuffesgrange is a one-stop shop for all your tyres, tyre fitting, wheel balancing and tracking in Kilkenny. They have a great reputation and have friendly local staff who know the area and local people extremely well so you can be sure you will be very well looked after. Their fast fit operation is equipped to fit tyres on all types of cars, Jeeps and light commercials. While they stock a wide range of tyre brands to suit all budgets, they can also

offer more specialist stocks if required. Almost every job they undertake ke can be completed while you wait ait comfortably in their reception area with a free cup of tea or coffee, the daily newspapers orr a current magazine. Best of all is that they offer excellent value for money and all their tyre fitting and balancing is fully guaranteed. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 6pm.

Theatre of the week TICKETS are now on sale for Brian Friel’s ‘Faith Healer’ by Town Hall Theatre Galway at The Watergate Theatre on Monday, September 12. Frank (Lalor Roddy) is a faith healer. Travelling with his two companions, Grace (Ali White) and Teddy (Rod Goodall), he roams Scotland and Wales healing the sick. By the edges of forests, at the base of mountains, in

remote coastal villages, the lame, the ill and the broken hearted gather. But who is Frank? Are his

miracles real or imaginary? And what is i the true price the saved

must pay? Haunting, tender and passionate, ‘Faith Healer’ takes us into the heart of what it means to believe. As we are drawn deeper into the world of Frank and his companions, our certainties fall away as we are led towards the play’s magisterial, unforgettable climax. Tickets €18/€14 are available at the box office ((056) 77 61672. (0

Book of the week PROOF the world’s gone mad – an IQ test for your cat! However, there are probably many cat lovers out there that would get great fun out of ‘Test Your Cat’ by EM Bard. How clever is your cat? Can it make sounds upon request or predict a change in the weather, or is it the type who falls off ledges while

sleeping or continually runs into walls or doors? You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving them the ‘Cat IQ Test’. You will be able to measure their co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers. The book also includes a Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion.

Product of the week HAVE you got what it takes to be the next Henry Shefflin or DJ Carey? Get practising now with ‘The Hurling Rebounder’. The hurling trainer consists of a net attached to a metal frame with elastic springs and four anchor down rods. It can be used on grass or tarmacadam and training with it can help improve first touch, hand eye coordination, striking, reflexes and accuracy. It’s ideal for domestic use or the training field. Available in Crottys, High Street for €29.99. 

Pub of the week THE Orchard House Bar at New Orchard, Kilkenny is hosting ‘Juke Box Nights’ every Friday where customers can select the music they would like to hear at the bar. The pub also has a barbecue area in the beer garden where barbecues can be held from 4pm daily so if you have an event to celebrate before the end of the summer why not consider enjoying it outdoors in style. If the

weather is not up to scratch they also have function rooms that can cater for all types of occasions including birthdays, retirements and christenings. If you are looking for somewhere to hold a meeting they can cater for that too and have an overhead projector available. Sports fans are well catered for too with an 8ft x 8ft screen while children can take full advantage of the playground outside. Food is served daily from 8.30am to 8pm.


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Restaurant of the week KILKENNY’S newest Thai restaurant ‘Thai Paradise’, 31 John Street, officially launched with a gala buffet that was attended by Mayor David Fitzgerald and invited guests. Open seven days a week, including bank holidays, the restaurant offers an exquisite range of authentic and modern Thai cuisine. Customers can choose to dine in the sumptuous surrounds of the 30+ seat restaurant or order from the take away menu that includes such mouthwatering dishes as ‘Wrapped crab meat prawns’, ‘Spicy squid

salad’, ‘Roast duck with sweet garlic and chilli sauce’, ‘Penaeng curry’ and ‘Pad Thai’. The menu also lso offers a spice rating guide off mild, ild medium di and d hot dishes so there will be no surprises. Customers can also avail of a free bottle of house wine for every €50 spent.

The food f d iis d delicious li i and d staff t ff couldn’t ld ’t be more efficient and attentive offering a warm smile to every customer that comes through the door.

mosaic of experiences, paints fractals of light and colour, patterns within.

Darkness, its counterpoint, has its place within providing weight and substance. Its hues echo the recessive, retrograde and painful - allowing a more nuanced experience. The internal landscape is never simply a reflection of what is seen, never a reproduction of the world as is. Rather, it is how we organise our experiences and sensations, and how we choose to engage in the world as we understand it; it is what defines us. 

Exhibition of the week EXPANSE, an exhibition by Martina O’Brien, runs in the Watergate Theatre, Upstairs Gallery until September 16. Her work is made up of layers of paint and mixed media and there is a contradiction between the actual and the inner which is emphasized by the three-dimensions that this layering produces. The internal landscape - beneath the skin and within the psyche, is the artist’s inspiration. Light from the outside world refracts through a

Fundraiser of the week the next rains are not expected until October. East Africa’s humanitarian crisis is at the tipping point. The numbers of people affected throughout East Africa is equivalent to twice the population of Ireland. New figures show that over half a million are at risk of starvation. Families urgently need food, water and emergency aid. You can help provide it via www.oxfamireland. org, by visiting your local Oxfam shop, by calling 1850 304055 or by texting GIVE to 51500.

Gig of the week KILKENNY band ‘Saturn’s Virtue’ play their debut gig in Cleere’s Theatre this coming Friday. The four-piece progressive rock band formed in late in 2010 when like minded musicians from two different bands found they had a lot of the same interests in music. They started to push it as far as it would take them and found their varied

styles came together in a flood of emotional and rhythmic intensity. Their writing often takes a contemporary approach to rhythm and song structure with use of compound time and phrasing. Their songs can sound complex at times but when it all comes together there is a resounding simplicity of melody that anyone can identify with. The careful

Food of the Week HAPPY Heart Organic Rapeseed Oil is produced by the Cholchester family on their farm in Drumeen, Co Kilkenny. It’s a wonderful alternative to imported olive oil and is grown, cold pressed and bottled on the farm. It is an excellent source of Vitamin E and is one of the richest sources of omega 3 and 6 in what nutritionists describe as the ideal ratio of 2:1. Rapeseed oil surpasses olive oil and sunflower oil in its cholesterol reducing properties

and this is why it is called ‘Happy Heart Oil’. It can be used in exactly the same way as other oils and is delicious in salad dressings, dipping sauces, marinated vegetables, meat fish, mayonnaise and hummus. It can also be used for baking and roasting. It is available in shops throughout Kilkenny including The Good Earth, St Kieran’s Street; The Gourmet Store, High Street and Shortis Wongs John Street.

blend of effects help aid the transition of their instruments into subtle textures and alternate voices. This gives their songs more depth and clarity.  Have a listen to some of their tracks at http:// www.reverbnation.com/ saturnsvirtue. Support on the night is by Sticky Digit. Doors 9.30pm. Admission: €5.

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that. The same amount of monkeys on typewriters would have. It is such a shame that this plot hole sucks any logic into outer space since for the first half an hour or so this is a pretty decent Western. However I think when the aliens come into play it really loses it. Jon Favreau the director plays things far too straight when the ridiculousness of the scenario deserved a few pithy oneliners from Ford or Craig. You long for that lightness of touch which he brought to the first ‘Iron Man’ and his witty debut ‘Swingers’. Spielberg produced this and Favreau tries a bit too hard to ape the master’s more boring films. The casting is probably where he went wrong too- though Craig does his best with a nothing character but he is more of a brute than a minimalist like Clint Eastwood who he is mimicking. It was not only squinting and spitting that made ‘The Man with No Name’ so compelling. There was a world of subtlety in those tiny glances Clint gave which ‘James Bond’ can never achieve. Harrison Ford simply does the cranky schtick he has been doing for the last dozen or so films he made that no-one cared about. You worry that this excarpenter is turning into the wood he used to tend. So a great concept is thrown away with an overly serious approach and bad scripting. People always say that children will love this kind of drivel. Kids loved ‘Transformers 3”. Don’t listen to them. Go see ‘The Inbetweeners’ movie instead. - DARRAGH BYRNE

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And a bit of fun too!

Above: Ann Croghan, Jim and Stephanie Cahill, Haley Conway and Eilish Maher. Far right: Ann Croghan and Nora Kelly Right: Captain Fantastic: Gary Bryan with the mayor Pics: Donal Foley

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