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• THIRD VIOLENT DEATH IN SIX WEEKS IN KILDARE • LATEST VICTIM HAD OVER 60 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS By Senan Hogan Reporter

THE FAMILY OF a man beaten to death in County Kildare last week is still waiting for his body to be released for burial. Tragic Noel Winterlitch (37), who had a partner and a young daughter, died at Willowbrook Park, Celbridge on Tuesday night after suffering serious head injuries. The fatality was the third violent death in the Co Kildare area in six weeks after tragic Jason Doogue (22) was murdered in Athy on 21st August and popular homeless man, Patsy Kelly (58) died after an assault in Naas 24 hours later. The latest victim, who had HIV and hepatitis as a result of drug use, had over 60 convictions mainly drink and drug-related offences. A post mortem was carried out at Naas General Hospital last week and a coroner has still not released the body to Mr Winterlich’s relatives. Continued on page 6

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Assault charge following alleged stabbing incident A RECOVERING HEROIN appeared before Naas District Court charged with assault causing harm following an alleged stabbing incident in Athy last week. Ian Lawlor (35) of Clonmullion in

Athy was remanded in custody by Judge Desmond Zaidan. The alleged stabbing incident happened in Garter Lane, Athy at 1.50pm on Wednesday. The stabbing victim was taken to

Naas General Hospital where underwent emergency surgery and received 100 surgical stitches. Inspector Patsy Glennon told the court that more serious charges against Mr Lawlor may follow.

The court heard that Mr Lawlor, who is a recovering heroin addict but has been clean in recent times. The court was told he has a partner and a young daughter.

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urged to issue a deadline for flood relief works in Castledermot. The River Barrow sometimes bursts its banks and overflows onto nearby streets and residential areas of the town. Cllr Ivan Keatley has called on the local authority to commit to a timeframe for vital flood prevention works to be completed. The local politician said that homes and businesses need to be protected into the future. The issue will be raised at a Municipal District meeting in Athy next week.

Crime in Kilcullen A significant amount of machinery ■ Dame Joan Collins pictured at the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware. The iconic actress was in town to unveil ‘The Collection of Dame Joan Collins’ which is currently on exhibition at the Museum of Style Icons in conjunction with Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills, showcasing an array of iconic pieces. The collection will be on show at Newbridge from today October 5th until November 8th. Pic. Robbie Reynolds

has been stolen from St Brigid’s Pitch and Putt in Kilcullen. It is believed that the thieves cut through a very secure external bar, then may have used a vehicle to pull the steel doors open. The stolen machines would have had to be lifted over internal barriers, and possibly transported away in a van. Two second- hand mowers were stolen, at a total value of €10,000, during the early hours of Friday morning last. This marks the second theft at the club already this year. The theft occurred on the same weekend that Kilcullen GAA Club hosted the National Intercounties Competition.

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newsbriefs Canal Road closed The Canal Road from the famous Digby Bridge

to Osberstown will be temporarily closed from Wednesday until Friday this week to replace a safety barrier. The L-6005 road will be shut from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day. The Council said the temporary road closure is to facilitate the replacement of a safety barrier. A diversion route will be in place and the Council apologised for any inconvenience.

Call for more speed ramps A councillor has called for more speed ramps in

Kildare estates to protect the safety of residents. Many local authorities across the country have adopted the so-called Jake’s Law which sets speed limits of 20km in all residential areas. The campaign is named after schoolboy Jake Brennan (6) died after the freak road collision in Lintown Grove in Kilkenny in June 2014. In the wake of his death, his mum Roseann and her family called on the Government to adopt the lower speed limits across the country. Athy-based Cllr Mark Wall has now called on Kildare County Council for an update on the provision of speed ramps in estates across the county.

Black & Decker workers A reunion is being organised for people who

worked in the famous Black & Decker plant in Kildare town in the 1970s and 1980s. The US industry giant saw hundreds of local workers pass through its doors on Melitta Road. The DIY corporation was a major employer in the town and provided livelihoods for a generation of families. A 30th anniversary reunion of past employees is now being held and organisers are trying to locate everybody who worked in the plant. The event is being hosted in the Cill Dara Golf Club on 21st November.

Letter of the law By Senan Hogan Reporter

GARDAI SAY THEY will use ‘common sense and discretion’ if people don’t have tax or insurance discs on their vehicles due to the postal strike. Consumers and businesses in Co Kildare are still coming to terms with the nationwide in-

dustrial action and how it will affect them. The disruption was sparked by an ongoing dispute between the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) and contractor IO Systems. An Post asked people not to post items on Monday - the second such warning since Friday - as they will only add to an in-

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Uncle of murdered vet laid to rest A KILDARE UNCLE of a woman murdered by her housemate’s boyfriend was laid to rest yesterday. In 2012, talented Co Offaly vet Catherine Gowing (37) was raped and strangled in Wales by evil psychopath Clive Sharp (47) who was later jailed for almost 40 years. Catherine’s uncle Ned, who passed away on Thursday, was

newsbriefs KCC bill in hot water Deputy Shane Ross of the

Independent Alliance has submitted a commercial water bill issued by Kildare County Council to the Public Accounts Committee. Statements from PAC indicate the bill will be “noted, published and forwarded to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government for a note on it.”

Failure to tackle childcare The Government’s failure to tackle

■ The late Catherine Gowing

tober 2012 when her housemate’s boyfriend Clive Sharp broke into her home in the middle of the night. He held Catherine prisoner while carrying out sex attacks on her - and he then strangled her and dumped her body in a river. Catherine’s brave mother Maureen later said at the trial: “We’re devastated. It’s heartbreaking.

laid to rest yesterday in St Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge after Funeral Mass in St Brigid’s Church on the Curragh Camp. Mr Gowing was one of the most respected equine veterinary surgeons in the country and was based at the Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital in the Curragh. Tragic Catherine Gowing was working as a vet in Wales in Oc-

Our lives have changed forever and that’s it. We will never be the same again. “Clive Sharp has ruined lives. There is nothing he could ever do or say to ease our family’s pain.” Mr Gowing is survived by his wife Ann and children Kieran, Raymond, Jean and Aideen - as well as his brother John - the late Catherine’s dad.

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Continued from page 1 It is not unusual for a coroner to withhold a body linked to a criminal investigation, as more than one post mortem may be carried out. A garda investigation is continuing and officers renewed appeals for any information on the death. A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene but was later released and a file will be sent to the DPP. Mr Winterlich’s partner Dearbhla Leahy said on Facebook: “Noel I hope you rest in peace and may justice be served.” She added: “We had our up and downs. But you did not deserve the death you got.” Referring to their daughter, she added: “Thanks for the most amazing gift ‘Amber’. “I will be the best Mother I can be to her. “RIP ALWAYS in our hearts xxxx” The victim was well known to gardaí and had engaged in petty crime to feed an alcohol and drug addiction. He was scheduled to appear at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in November to face a number of charges relating to thefts from motor vehicles. In 2013 he was sentenced to 18 months for assault causing harm, though that term of imprisonment was suspended, and was previously charged with possession of a knife. He had also been arrested a number of times in possession of implements commonly used in burglaries and to break into vehicles from which had has stolen electronic goods, clothes and money. In 2008 Winterlich bit a gardaí in Dublin and the officer had to wait for months to ensure he had not contracted HIV from his attacker. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Leixlip Garda station on (01) 666 7800, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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Founder Ross Maguire said county registrar lists are bulging at the seams.

A STAGGERING WAVE of 140 family home repossession cases are due to hit the courts in Naas in coming weeks, it has emerged. These are part of an estimated total of 7,000 similar cases across the country as courts resume after the summer break. Concerns are deepening over

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Gardai investigate possible link between three break-ins

GARDAI ARE ON the hunt for two men following three burglaries that took place last Thursday evening A secondary school was broken into in Kilcullen between 11.30pm-12.30am last night. Two males, believed to have “a little” local knowledge smashed a window to gain entry to the gym in Kilcullen’s Cross&Passion College, which has 720 children currently enrolled. The two then proceeded to gain entry to the main school by smashing two windows. The school office was ransacked and an estimated €800 worth of damage conducted. Nothing of significant value was taken in the raid. The men were in the building for approx. 20 minutes. Srg Brian O’Loughlin of Naas Garda Station explained that gardai have launched an investigation into the raid and are currently examining CCTV from the school. They are also looking at the possibility of a connection to a raid conducted overnight at a pitch and putt club. This raid took place between 10.30am

newsbriefs Unemployment New figures from the

Central Statistics Office show there were 15,001 unemployed registered in County Kildare in September. Out of the overall figure, 12,022 were over the age of 25 years. The statistics show there were 2,520 unemployed in Athy, 4,950 in Maynooth, 7,541 in Newbridge while figures were unclear for Kildare town. The numbers for the same period last year were 16,276.

Tools stolen A number of items of

today and 3pm yesterday at St Brigid’s Pitch and Putt Club in Kilcullen. Gates were forced to gain entry here and a shed broken into which saw equipment worth several thousand euros snatched. Among the items were a

hedge trimmers valued at €500, a leaf blower €500, two green coloured John Deere lawnmowers valued at €1,500 between them. Gardai believe this most likely happened in the early hours of the morning and was only discovered

in the morning. Gardai believe the two incidents are “most likely” related to a break-in at St Patrick’s NS, Morristown at approx. 2am last night. The offender(s) ransacked the school office in the process.

value were taken from a construction site in Sallins believed to have been in the early hours of Thursday morning. Among the items taken were an Ifor Williams double axel trailer with ramps worth an estimated €3,500, a ‘Kipor’ generator worth approx. €1,000 and a blue Makita con saw worth €500. The site is located on the Straffan Road out of Sallins at Willow Louise site. Anyone with any information or who may be suspicious of any such items offered, is asked to contact Naas Garda Station on 045 431 212.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact gardai in Naas on 045 431 212. Meanwhile locals in Kilcullen held a meeting last week with gardai regarding the rise in burglaries in the area in recent times.

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Open Day at Maynooth Fire Station AS PART OF Fire Safety Week 2015, Kildare Fire Service held an open day at Maynooth Fire Station on Saturday with talks by local firefighters, demonstrations and lots more.

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NEWS

Entrepreneurs shine “ THREE OF THE county’s best young entrepreneurs have won a total investment of €50,000 through the Local Enterprise Office Kildare, as part of the €2 million Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition (#IBYE). The local winners and investments won were as follows: Best New Idea (winning a €10,000 investment): Conor Devlin of uHerrd, Celbridge Best Start-Up (winning a €20,000 investment):David Carey, Nutraplenish, Celbridge

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WITH the autumn winter schedule kicking off, The Moat Theatre has a big line up. To begin with Ken Doherty & Steve Davis will be pitting their talents against each other in some great live snooker from world champions on Sunday 18th October. The Nuala’s are on the previous night for comedy lovers, telling you to Lock Up Your Husbands, with new songs, higher harmonies and slightly shorter dresses. The ladies combine comedy and great songs to give you a laugh for one night only on Saturday 17th October. Country music fans can enjoy a mix of country classics in The Legends of American Country, with songs from Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many more. A chance to see Garth live? For those who missed out, this sounds like

a good option on Wednesday, 21st October. The stars are all popping into The Moat this season, with Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) & Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted) battling the bulge in Weighing In, Celine Byrne returning to The Moat on Friday & Saturday 23rd and 24th of October bringing a blend of Operatic & Musicals and Menopause the Musical with more big names including Mary Byrne, Sue Collins, Niamh Kavanagh & Linda Nolan. Drama is also in the mix with The Moat Club hosting The One Act Festival at the end of October, and magic is on the cards for the kiddies with Jackula. Always a Halloween favourite for the young kids, and the older ones who want to try out some magic. Sunday November 8th brings

The Lambert Puppet Theatre to The Moat. They survived a fire in their iconic theatre recently, and are delighted to be able to tour with Bosco to bring you Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. Bagatelle are coming to Naas as part of their Final Shows tour with one their last ever performances on Sunday November 8th. The Six Marys will make it to the stage on November 11th, make sure you bring your Rosary Beads. And just before we hit panto season Johnny McEvoy hits the stage on 12th November and The Legend of Luke Kelly on the 14th November. As for the annual Moat Club Panto, they celebrate their 35th year with Jack & the Beanstalk beginning on 2nd December. For more, see www.moattheatre.com

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INTERIORS

Inside Story by Sheena Quigley of the Fabric Centre The casual airy styles of summer begin to look too informal and cool for the coming seasons. With the thought of dark evenings and cooler weather we begin to crave a different style of decor for our homes. Something warmer, more luxurious and rich. The interiors world has yet again, not let us down as the new style for autumn/winter 2015 is set to be ... everyday luxury! The winter always has us craving a bit of luxury. Something warm and comforting in the coldest part of the

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NEWS Advertorial

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COMMENT

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Changes to the Personal Insolvency! WITH MUCH APPLAUSE, the Government rolled out changes under the Insolvency Service for distressed creditors and borrowers. The biggest change is that the debt forgiveness rises to €35,000 from €20,000 under Debt Resolution Notices (DRNs). The amended legislation also brought out a right to appeal to the court to stop house mortgage repossessions and to make banks re-engage with distressed householders in order to arrive at conclusive solutions. There is more protection than there was before

in the original Act. Under Personal Insolvency Arrangement now an appeal can be made as well to the courts, providing there is a home mortgage included. The Government did go a long way to help distressed borrowers but in the main it deals with lesser debt where there is no possibility of paying it back or debt resolutions where there is a lot of unsecured debt and no secured assets. It hasn’t gone far enough under Personal Insolvency Arrangements where secured debt forms the major part of the asset structure of

up to €3 million. Under the arrangement up to €3 million in secure debt and sometimes, by exception more, and all unsecured debt can be tackled. One has to use a PIA, which is a Personal Insolvency Agent for both personal insolvency arrangements and debt settlement arrangements. Under Debt Settlement Arrangement (DSA) this deals with debts in excess of the new €35,000 and can include secured debts as well. Provided secure debts are dealt with separately unsecured debts can be dealt with under this arrangement. All in all a PIA is probably the best approach to solving overall debt resolution. Normally this is rolled out over five to six years but in certain circumstances if there is an asset that is unsecured and available for sale it can be brought into a more immediate arrangement. These are few and far between. But they can be done.

to live on is far below the bar. It is not possible in the current economic climate. It cannot cater for household maintenance, car costs and essentials. I know that there are exceptions if there are medical reasons, etc. but by and large, this should have been tackled and needs to be tackled in order for the debt resolution process to be worked more coherently and properly in favour of a large amount of Irish people of all ages who are sitting on these distressed debts. The power of the veto has not been fully tackled as well where unsecured and secured creditors have to agree by 50 per cent each to go with the deal and if all creditors object, no power of appeal will work. Again my view of the Government and those involved with the Insolvency Services of Ireland is that they have been too lame in their approach to tackling the Banks in this regard and are allowing them to still run the riot act. This is very evident by the small number of insolvency’s that have taken place successfully.

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The Big Interview: Anthony Lawlor TD With SinĂŠad Ballantyne SWAPPING THE OUTDOORS for the back benches, one local TD has his sights set on moving up the ranks. With an election looming, Anthony Lawlor TD spoke frankly to Kildare Post about his party, his time in office and his ambitions for the future. Having had politics in the family, he originally entered the arena in 1998 when co-opted onto Kildare County Council following the death of his mother, Patsy. Elected as a TD(FG) in 2011, he was thrust into one of the toughest recessions to ever hit the nation. Four years on, we got a snapshot of his feelings on the events that have since unfolded!

Was Irish Water a mistake?

(Pause) No actually. I’ve always believed in the principle of people paying for water. I’ve always believed in the fact that there a national body needed to be done. I’ve always had a problem with the way it was set up and established. I have a problem with the head of Irish water. Now they’ve got their act together. There are a lot of people in rural areas that are paying for their own water. It’s an urban thing. Most people

around Europe pay for water. So I don’t have a problem with the concept and the principle, I have had a problem with the way it was established and the language that was used.

ting up of the whole company. ₏50m being spent on consultants? I know that – wrong terminology.

Why did your government allow that to happen? Why were they given, effectively a blank cheque?

So Irish Water was a mistake – is that what you are saying?

No, I’m not saying Irish Water was. I’m saying the principle of the concept of one body running water in the country... But I’m asking you about Irish Water. Was it a mistake setting up that body? No it wasn’t a mistake setting up the one body to run the water infrastructure in the country – I don’t have a problem with that.

Given the way it has unfolded?

I have had a problem with the way it was established. When you hear the first commentary by the CEO of Irish Water and he spoke about consultants and it was a red rag to the bull to the public out there. Most people I’ve spoken to, don’t have a problem paying for water and don’t have a problem with Irish Water running it. They have a problem with the mistakes that were made around the establishment of it – the set-

Well, the ₏50m wasn’t spent directly on consultants. It was spent on establishing the company. You guys have set up your own KildareNow website and it takes money We didn’t spent ₏50m on it... I know that but the point I was trying to make was that, irrespective of how much you would have spent on it, you would have had to put in the infrastructure and the consultant side of things would have been where you would have asked for advice on it – certainly the establishment of Irish Water would have spent a certain amount of it. Yes but... Hold on, when the first message went out there - he said there was ₏50 million spent on actually people coming in to advice you – which there wasn’t.





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So what was spent on consultants?

I think, I’m not sure but I think there was ₏7 or ₏8 (m) spent on consultants. I thought there was ₏86m spent overall on setting it up? No, he mentioned ₏50m at the very start Why weren’t tighter reigns kept on the purse strings? I mean, you mentioned KildareNow but we had a budget for each aspect of it? Again, I go back.

How was that allowed to happen?

It shouldn’t have been. There should have been, as you say there, an establishment as to how much budget they were allowed to spend on this semi-state company.

Did you raise your concerns?

At the time, yes, I got into trouble in the parliamentary party.

Okay, what happened?

What was happening to us at the time, was that we weren’t being listened to as backbenchers and I certainly blame Phil Hogan for that.

Why weren’t the Ministers and the Taoiseach playing a role in it?

Good point. Listen, we had been talking about it for a while at the parliamentary party meetings and at the time, I just felt the ministers post, we had just got our sovereignty back. We had come out of the bail out and I think there was a period in which there was a certain amount of, I wouldn’t use the word – I probably would, arrogance by ministers that they weren’t in touch with what was being said by particularly bankers but also the public out there so eventually it came around that they started to listen to us.

Okay, what ministers?

I would say Phil Hogan in particular.

Aside from him?

The minister of health to a certain extent too because we were talking about medical cards way before the last local election; nine months beforehand and again, the issue wasn’t dealt with. These things sort of frustrate you as well. What’s the one big issue people in Kildare are coming to you with? Housing.


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What are you doing about it?

At the moment, we have been speaking with the director of services, identifying areas in which lands could be used by the local authority for building housing but also I have been very much anti part 5 from the time of its conception back in 2000. I have been speaking vociferously against it. I felt at the time that it was handing over the building of houses for local authorities directly to developers. We see over the last seven years, when the housing market collapsed, no houses were built. No houses were available for local authorities so we’re in that dilemma now. So pressure has come to bear from a number of us backbenchers just so we’ve changed part of the 20 per cent social affordable down to 10 per cent social affordable – there are other things I would like to see happen so that houses can be built – a reduction in the VAT from 13 to nine per cent, development levies – a reduction in those two as well and as I said, a reduction in the 20 per cent which would have been a cost on houses in back down to 10 per cent so those are the sort of measures I’ve been working on trying to get more houses built so across the board, it’s not just social housing; we need to build housing for people - first time buyers, and things like that at an affordable level so people can buy them.

Why are we allowing so many people to be kicked out of their homes?

In fairness, people who come

to me about that similar issue where landlords are raising the rents, community welfare officers have been instructed to help people that they are not going to be thrown out of their houses – again, we go back to the real crux of the problem is supply. If there is sufficient supply and you must remember, for five or six years we weren’t building sufficient (levels) houses at all so as a result of that there was a supply shortage.

What about homeowners being kicked out by the banks?

In fairness to most banks that I’ve dealt with, they’re willing to put in place some form of either parking some of the debt for a number of years, reducing the amount of mortgage payment they’re making, stretching it out over a longer number of years. Any of the banks that I have dealt with, whether they are individuals in apartments or in houses, we do have a problem with what I would call, non traditional banking sources that have taken on the loans out of IBRC – that would have bought the packages out of IBRC and we’re having difficulty with those.

Do you not think there should be more protection in there for the homeowners so that families can’t be turned out onto the street?

There’s more cases(aside from recent examples of evictions) that are not being talked about whereby people are actually making arrangements with their bank and coming to some sort of agree-

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ment. If someone doesn’t want to pay at all, should there be legislation in place to protect them as well? Well I don’t think it’s a case Anthony that people are saying ‘I don’t want to pay’. I think it’s a case people don’t have the money because of the recession, because of the economy, people have lost their jobs… Well I think in fairness to most of the banks I’ve come across, they are dealing with people; particularly those who are having mortgage difficulties at the moment. We do get a number of cases - I’ve had two who are actually quite willing to remove this burden from themselves by giving up their house because it is a very stressful time for people. They can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel but they would be willing to give up their house if we knew they would be housed by the local authority and in fairness to local authorities when the know that people are under stress like that, they allow them to go on rent allowance, they allow them go on the housing list. I know there’s not been houses to allocate to them and we’re back to the same problem with that. There’s a shortage in the supply of houses and no matter how much money and the local authority has plenty of money to buy houses or build houses or pay to rent houses but there is a shortage of houses in this...

Why have we so few gardai in Kildare?

That’s because of a historical problem. We have not been given our fair allocation over the last number of years. And then, the previous government closed down

people make out to be. In fairness, some of the figures will show there’s been a drop in some of them. In fairness, we had to prioritise funding for the health service, even though there were cuts there, we were cutting across the board.

Why did it take so long to get training reactivated?

If you do get elected, who are you prepared to go into power with? I don’t see any problem with us going back into government with Labour.

Funding. I’ll be honest with you, we didn’t have the money to put it in place. After FF closed down Templemore, we just didn’t have the money. We had to prioritise the money for other things at the time. Since we’ve got the economy back on an even keel we’ve been able to reallocate extra funding for the reestablishment of Templemore. Do you think that the ordinary punter was perhaps forgotten about with the austerity measures. People are entitled to feel safe in their homes – surely, it’s up to your guys (politicians) to ensure that’s made possible? Well when we didn’t have the money to... But, surely that should have been prioritised...when crime rates were increasing? Crime rates haven’t been showing as dramatic increase as most

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Do you see yourselves getting back into Government?

That’s for the public to decide that. It would be difficult. There’s an awful lots of people out there and I hope they don’t go into an auction type politics. We like to see things on an even keel and there’s no point in boom bust politics

What about Sinn Fein? No way. What about FF? I would have extreme difficulty with them. Do you feel you have achieved your key objectives? Yeah, I think at the time I was standing on doorsteps my objective was to put my shoulder to the wheel, my policies and decisions was to get people back in work. If FG are re-elected, would you hope to one day become Taoiseach? I have ambitions to become a junior minister for a start. I think it’s important for Kildare that we have a minister within the county. After that, I’ll take one day at a time.

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Other Side of the Coin Sharing the ancient wisdom that is Chinese medicine

Acupuncture Treatment for Persistent Cough

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send you running to the bathroom to urinate. If your cough causes nausea, then it may be related to a Stomach problem; if your ribs are painful when coughing, then this can indicate a Liver imbalance; if you have to urinate when you cough, your Bladder most likely is out of balance.

ccording to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are many possible causes of a cough, which is why it is one of the most difficult conditions to treat. An energy imbalance in each of the five major organ networks can lead to a cough—not only a problem with the Lung. From the TCM point of view, the best doctor does not try to stop or suppress a cough, but rather tries to find its root cause and how to release it from your body. Actually, a cough has two faces: on one hand it causes discomfort, and on the other, it has a positive aspect because it is the body’s attempt to release something, such as toxins or an energy stagnation.

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Western View

Many Western treatments view a cough in a negative way and try to stop it or suppress it immediately instead of helping it to be released from the body. Yet be aware of this important point: if a cough is suppressed or pushed deeper into the body, the illness or imbalance that caused it will also be pushed deeper into the body to remain hidden, and the body will then carry this illness or imbalance. Down the road, sooner or later, it will come out as a different condition, for example, as a skin condition such as eczema or a rash—any

kind of skin condition. According to TCM understanding, many conditions can have their origin in an untreated cough: asthma, diabetes, and even cancer. So it is important to find the real cause and not take cough medicine to stop the discomfort of a cough right away.

Organ Relationship

Because TCM sees a cough as being potentially related to differ-

ent organs, a TCM doctor looks at the particular symptoms accompanying a cough in order to understand and diagnose it accurately. For example, the exact location of pain or a body action accompanying the symptom or an emotion experienced provide clues to which organ is vulnerable. In the case of a cough, sometimes a person feels nauseous when coughing. Sometimes a cough can cause rib pain or

In my own clinics I treat persistent coughs on a regular basis, getting to the root cause of a cough allows you to discover some underlying disorder of which the patient is not aware of and that the cough is only a symptom of. All persistent coughs should be a sign of some imbalance in the organ system of the body and should never be ignored or suppressed. I usually along with acupuncture prescribe the famous Chinese cough mixture called Chuan Bei Pi Pa Lu, it is made from pure herbs which help to clear away and moisturise lungs, relieve cough and shortness of breath, regulate qi (energy) and remove sputum indicated to cough, excessive sputum, stuffiness in the chest, itching and pain of throat, hoarse voice caused by lungdryness. Unlike Western medical cough mixtures Chuan Bei Pi Pa Lu does not suppress or relieve a cough but contains natural herbs to cure

the underlying causes of a persistent cough. Using acupuncture especially points on the lung channel will expel the pathogenic virus that is locked into the body.

Tonify Immune System

If a person has had loads of courses of anti biotics in the past this can then lead to residual pathogens being lodged deep in the system. Acupuncture can and will release these pathogens and strengthen the immune system. These pathogens are the root cause of most persistant coughs. A weakened immune system can also be caused by the over use of anti biotics, sometimes it may be ok to endure a cold/flu to make your body produce its own anti bodies and this then will lead to a healthier, stronger immune system in the long run. But most people opt for the quick fix solution, but be warned anti biotics should never be given for a virus, and not all viruses lead to infection. Acupuncture is a wonderful, powerful form of natural medicine free from side effects, Acupuncture can strengthen and tonify any organ or bodily system. Its the only form of medicine that can tonify and strengthen, Western drugs cannot do this, people should consider this form of medicine before popping pills that may cause more problems.

Kim- Dip.Ac. Lic.Ac. C.Ac. China MQP is a registered licensed practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Treatments are VHi, LAYA healthcare (formally Quinn), Hibernian Health (Vivas) and HSF Healthplan approved. Email kim@naturalhealthireland.com Visit the Website www.naturalhealthireland.com

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Stylist and beauty guru, Sinéad Ballantyne MA, BA, ITEC shares her insights into the top trends and latest must-haves. Follow her on www.stylicious.ie or contact her on sinead@stylicious.ie

This is such an amazing shirt and one that is an easy transition from daywear to evening rust pussy bow blouse €22/£16 from F&F (Tesco)

Polka dot blouse with a difference from Heatons €17/£13

Grey wrap front jumpsuit €75/£55 from Miss Selfridge Red and black graphic dress - the full sleeve works great for the office. Available from Principles Debenhams €52.50/£39

Mary Janes - €34/£25 from M&S

Black suede shorts with zip and pocket detailing - I would just pair these with some chunky knit black tights and let the blouse do the talking -€75/£55 from Miss Selfridge

Graphic Guidance By Sinéad Ballantyne www.stylicious.ie Challenge the status quo Moving away from the typical grey and black colours that usually dominate our office wardrobe, I have pulled together a few outfits that challenge the status quo. It’s time to shed the shackles in terms of dark items and embrace new, more vibrant tones.

Animal print loafers €62/£45 from Next

Ruffle Ready

From oranges to yellow and lilacs, there is so much you can do with your wardrobe to add some character to it. Often times, we feel compelled to stick to a certain image and think that brighter colours may negatively impact this – especially as women who often find themselves in male dominated industries.

First off, embrace your femininity – dress to reflect your personality. The key to changing your work wardrobe is tailoring – by sticking to structured pieces you are keeping a corporate edge to your look, most likely taking years off yourself and in turn, you may even find your productively improve due to the new found confidence it may give you. What really annoys me sometimes is that we are frequently sold a pup – High Street stores repeated offer office gear in these dull tones and the real irony of this for those with a typical Irish, milky white skin tone is that for the most part, dark dull colours like grey and browns do nothing only drown out this complexion. So go for it – life’s nothing without taking chances!

Augusta crackle court €108/£79 from Monsoon

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Stylist and beauty guru, Sinéad Ballantyne MA, BA, ITEC shares her insights into the top trends and latest must-haves. Follow her on www.stylicious.ie or contact her on sinead@stylicious.ie

Office wear with a difference Long sleeve white shirt €18/£15 from Heatons

Mustard dress €34/£25 from Dorothy Perkins

This should be a staple in your wardrobe as a white blouse is one that you can put with so many outfits and the pussy bow detail will keep you on trend €19/£22 from F&F

Cutting the Mustard

Designer brown tunic dress €67.50/£50 from Principles at Debenhams

Sweet Suede

Geo print a-line skirt €19/£14 from F&F Orange collared dress €38/£28 from Dorothy Perkins

Blue denim pointed court shoes €24.99/£19.99 from New Look

Zebra print monochrome skirt €38/£28 from Dorothy Perkins

Pitcher plait ankle boot €94/£69 from Monsoon

Organise in Orange

Animal Analytics Denim Dynamo


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STYLICIOUS…

Stylist and beauty guru, Sinéad Ballantyne MA, BA, ITEC shares her insights into the top trends and latest must-haves. Follow her on www.stylicious.ie or contact her on sinead@stylicious.ie

WINTER PROOFING G YOR SKIN SK C With winter en route, a nice range that is worth checking out is ‘Ziaja’. With a host of products for every skin type, you can get your skin prepared for the harsh times ahead with little effort. Argan Oil is one of their key ingredients, which has been used for centuries to transform the skin, thanks to its high content of omega fatty acids and antioxidants. Extracted from the kernels found in the fruit of Moroccan argan trees, argan oil has high levels of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Butter 200ml (rrp€7.99/£6) Protective body butter with natural argan oil for very dry, irritated skin.

Skin Achieve a young, fresh and natural skin by preparing the skin with the new Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturising Balm. Giorgio Armani Beauty will launch in March 2016 a new innovative skincare range with Armani Prima, an advanced skincare line for all-day makeup glow. With Armani Prima, skin is flawless, radiant, hydrated and touch-up free all day long. Face Apply a combination of Crema Nuda and High Precision Retouch in shades matching skin tone. Blend softly over cheekbones the Armani Runway SS16 Blush to create a healthy glow. Finish by powdering lightly on T-zone when needed with Luminous Silk Compact in shade 2.

Ziaja Protective Argan Oil Body

forming a powerful and sumptuous alliance. Notes of mandarin and bergamot open out into a voluptuous bouquet of jasmine and spicy carnation accords. This luscious encounter meets the warmth of vanilla absolute, ambery notes and vetiver essence. Available from October in Brown Thomas and nationwide from November. 50ml - €95/£70

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Ziaja Soothing Argan Oil Hand Cream 100ml (rrp€3.99/£3) A daily use hand cream that’s small enough to tuck into handbags so you know that soft, moisturised hands are always within reach.

Ziaja Revitalising Argan Face Cream 75ml (rrp€6.99/£5.50) A light and ultra absorbent face cream that instantly improves skin tone as well as hydrating, smoothing and protecting the skin.

For this year’s a/w season, YSL Beauté has been reinventing the much loved fragrance, Opium. The Collector’s Edition 2015 accentuates the opulence of the original, composed by Jean-Louis Sieuzac. An emblem of the women who are addicted to Yves Saint Laurent, the iconic spicy, ambery oriental notes are expressed in all their passion and ardour,

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Coming at the end of October, Catrice is preparing to launch a limited edition collection of ‘Alluring Reds’ showcasing lots of colours for the lips and nails. With lots of red tones from burgundy, merlot, cinnabar, crimson and ruby, the colour is reflecting the catwalk mood at present. Lip Colour & Care: this lip balm provides a shiny finish and light colour that feels soft and supple. Worn on its own, it creates a natural look. Used as a foundation, the Lip Colour & Care ensures particularly smooth and

flawless colour results. €4.49/£3.50. Liquid Lipstick: three liquid lipsticks in different nuances of red offer creamy, highly pigmented lip colour with the intensive shine of a lipgloss €4.49/£3.50. Matt Lip Colour: intensive colours with a fashionable matt finish - € 5.49/£4. Nail Glaze: these sets each consist of a silver base coat and a red nail polish. Applied individually, every colour is a fashion statement in itself. Used in combination, the two polishes turn into an innovative eye-catcher - €5.49/£4.

Brows Eyebrows are natural, filled softly with Eye and Brow Maestro in shades matching the hair colour. Eyes Create a wash of grey by mixing the custom-made shades of Armani Runway SS16 Palette - a trio of iridescent eyeshadows: pearl, pearl grey, pearl copper. Blend it over eye lids, onto the outer corner and under the eyes. Add Armani Runway SS16 Eye Tint on top for a multireflections impression. Use Black Ecstasy Mascara in Obsidian black on top lashes. Let it dry and then apply on top lashes the custom-made red mascara by the Armani Runway Lab, previewing the upcoming Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara in shade 4 Rouge Iron (on counter in May 2016). Lips Apply Armani Prima Eye&Lip Contour Perfector and keep the lips very natural and sheer with the Armani Runway SS16 Ecstasy Lacquer.


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Living

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Naas Tea Room & Interiors 1st Birthday

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Michael Gleeson and Ger Morris

Linda Kelly and Kathleen Somers

Jane Parsons and Catherine Tobin

David McGloin and Geraldine Heavey

Louise and Paul Teahan

Amy, Róisín and Linda Gilroy and Jane Parsons

Ronan Twohig and Catherine Tobin

Eileen Smyth and Maureen Dunne

Allan Shine and Michael Gleeson

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Locktoberfest @ Lock 13, Sallins

■ Anni Salminen, Neil Breslin and Mick Cagney

■ Alan and Claire McGovern

Pictures: Anthony Daly

■ Deborah and Patrick Sinnott

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■ Reuben Geay and Roiana Flynn

■ Sam Courtney, Jill and Patrick Kinsella, Millie Williams and Jennifer McGargh

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■ Aine Mooney, Sarah Coll and Eddie Corr

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Wedding Fair @ The Green Isle Hotel, Dublin

Natasha Herbert and John Byrne

John Forde from 52nd street

Pictures: Anthony Daly

Shauna, Chantel and Luca

■ Sinead from Sinead’s Sweet Sensations

■ Sarah Tracey Photography

■ Susan Brophy from Susies Sweet Candy Cart

■ Ben and Cameron Ryan from Ben Ryan Photography

■ Lorraine Carraher from Hollywood Beauty

■ David Carraher from DMC Events

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Wedding Belles @ Palmerstown House Hotel

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■ Palmerstown House Linda Branchfield, Roselima Corrigan and Grandaughter Ciara Moore and Daughter Marie moore

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Lia celebrates losing over 2.5 stone Having dramatically dropped over 35lbs, mum-of-two Lia Cleary (27) is celebrating her new shape. Lia, who gave birth to her second baby (Marco) in March decided it was time to kick the baby weight. Having had two babies in two years, Lia says she wasn’t feeling good about her weight gain and wanted to get her shape back. Joining Sasta Fitness in Ladytown, Naas, the Newbridge woman says she is feeling and looking fitter than ever. “I’m lighter now than on my wedding day, three years ago!” she beams. Joining in May, Lia says: “I went to Sasta three times a week and just watched what I ate. I would eat a lot of rubbish so the first week or two was tough but after that it was grand. I can still have my treats. I would still have a Chinese or that, once a week.” Having tried “all” of the other weight loss plans out there, Lia explains that this is the only one that got her results. “All over the years, I tried everything and nothing ever worked. I could never stick to anything really. The thing with this place is that it’s not like any other gym – there’s no one standing there staring at themselves or at you. I would never go into a gym but now, I just fly up there and get on with it. Now, I am actually out running on the roads – I never thought I

would be doing that. I never liked exercise before and love my food. “I have so much energy now. I don’t feel tired like I used to.” Adding: “I would say to anyone thinking of doing it – just go in and do a trial. You just have to push yourself to get over that barrier. Once you take that first step, the rest is easy.” Unit W7C1, Toughers Business Park Ladytown, Naas Co. Kildare T: 045 409 555 M: 087 7748686 E: naas@sastafitness.ie Opening Hours Monday - Friday 06.30am 8.00pm: Saturday 09.00am 4.00pm

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Accessing the right accessories ROMEO finally popped the question and Juliet finally found her dress Congratulations, you're engaged! But before you settle into the romantic routine of annoying each other to death, you have to deal with a more pressing problem: What to wear and How to Accessorise it? Heres a few simple tips when accessorising.

Veil

Picking a headpiece (a.k.a. "veil") is like picking a new hairstyle; it must flatter your face, not overpower it. When choosing your headpiece, remember that it must conform not only to the dress, it must also flatter and complement your face. OVAL FACES: You can wear almost any style headpiece. LONG FACES: A band or wreath is recommended, as it softens the shape of the face. ROUND FACES: Again, bands or wreaths work. Tiaras also look elegant on women with round faces. • Most bridal consultants recommend the Juliet cap with a short veil for a bride who is slightly overweight or short. • A full, puffy veil is flattering with a band or wreath.

• The long cathedral veil doubles as the dress's train. • The chapel veil, which is three yards long, looks best with a long-sleeved, fulllength gown. • An elbow-length or fi ngertip- length veil looks best with short-sleeved wedding dresses, or dresses with lowcut backs. • If you plan to dance at your wedding, choose a veil that can be snapped off at the headpiece.

Gloves

• If you wear gloves, wear the style and length of gloves that look best with your dress, and if no gloves look right, go bare-handed (impressive advice, huh?). • Silk-lined gloves are best so you can easily slip off the left one to accept the wedding band.

Shoes

• For the shoes, stick with traditional white silk or satin. • It is crucial that your shoes are closed toe and closed back, because a closed shoe means less worry about stocking runs. • Pick a heel that suits your height and comfort level since you will be wearing them to the ceremony and reception.

• Get used to wearing them before your wedding day. Walk around your home wearing your shoes about three times. • Take sandpaper, or any other material with a rough surface and scrape the bottoms a bit. The idea is to walk down the aisle, not slip.

Jewellery

• Jewellery should be subdued. Stud-earrings like diamonds or pearls are common. • If you must wear a necklace, wear a strand of 16-inch pearls, a delicate pendant or a choker that matches your dress. • On your left hand, wear only your engagement ring. • Keep your right hand bare, or wear one small ring on your ring finger. • Your wrists should be bare too. • Exceptions to jewellery should only apply to the "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" tradition. Most brides wear a blue garter belt. Now you're ready to walk down the aisle. And dahling, you look mahvelous. We just pray that you never have to use that wedding dress again.

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Wedding Presents – the choices AT EVERY wedding you’re invited to as a guest, you’re inevitably faced with the ageold question: what to give as a wedding gift? However, there are some rules to follow to ensure that no matter what relationship you have with the bride and groom- even if you don’t know them at all- you can delight them with your gift. The ďŹ rst thing you should do is ďŹ nd out whether the couple has a wedding registry. If they do and you’re comfortable buying off the wedding registry, you’re golden. And if there’s nothing left in your

price range or all the good stuff is gone, at least you’ve found out a little about the couple’s tastes. While it may seem impersonal or uncreative, money is a highly recommended wedding gift. Most young couples are saving up to buy a house, or furniture or even to repay student loans and they appreciate the cash! Generally people give between ₏100-200, but this can be left to your own discretion, based on how well you know the bride and groom. Gifts that you can never go wrong with include kitchen, entertaining,

bed and bath gifts, but sometimes people like to receive gifts that are a little out of the ordinary, as chances are after their wedding they will be laden down with items such as vases and sets of wine glasses. You could give them something special that they will remember for a long time- such as their wedding invitation in an expensive frame, a bottle of wine that is dated to be opened on their tenth wedding anniversary or a personalised newspaper with the front page designed as a special feature for their wedding. If you want to buy them something

worthwhile in advance, you could pay for the ďŹ rst night of their honeymoon. You could even get a group together at work to buy them something expensive that they wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. As you can see, there are more options for wedding gifts than you ďŹ rst think. Almost anything can be given as a wedding gift, but it’s nice to show that you put thought into the gift you present to them on what is one of the biggest days of their lives.

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Choosing the right photographer for your big day ONE of the most important elements of your big day is the photography. You could have the most beautiful dress, the fanciest cake and the most spectacular venue but without the right professional to capture it all, your day will be lost to memory and snap shots. Shopping around for the right photographer can be tricky, though. You can’t see the finished product before the big day like you can with a dress or flowers, so it’s important to do your research. For many the price ends up determining their choice, but with enough digging around you don’t have to sacrifice quality for value. Start by deciding what style of wedding photography you prefer. Are you looking for a traditional approach with mostly posed images? Or do you prefer lots of candid shots in which the subject may not even know he or she is being photographed? After you have settled on this, begin building a list of several studios or photographers in your area. Ask friend and relative about their experiences, positive or negative. Next pay a visit to the photographers’ websites. You

should be able to find a good selection of their most recent work and have an idea of their portfolio before meeting them. Make a list of all the ones you like, then call or email each one to check thier availability on your wedding day and to get a rough idea of how much they charge. This will also tell you a bit about their personality – remember, this person will be an integral part of your day so be sure to choose someone you feel happy with. You should also discuss with them what level of service you want from your wedding photographer. Perhaps you only need photographs of your ceremony so having just 1-3 hours of photography may be enough for you. Other couples may prefer a complete package that may include a prewedding engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner photographs, bridal portraits and newlywed photos. Also, when meeting with your photographer, a useful tip is to ask them to analyze your face to learn how he/she will achieve the most flattering images, best angles, and so on. ■ Picture: House of Hud


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Having the time of your life! FOR many couples a wedding can be the perfect opportunity to express their personality and explore their creativity. While certainly not for everyone, having a theme for your big day is one of the best ways of creating an occasion that is unmistakably “youâ€? while adding an air of fun and air. Opting for a theme can also

help make that dreaded planning easier, narrowing down the vast array of choices you’ll be presented with when it comes to cakes, dĂŠcor, invitations and all those other small touches. Chosing a theme shouldn’t be difďŹ cult as it should reect both your tastes and interests. Start by

asking what mood and style you want for your day – are you casual, quirky, sophisticated, romantic? Do you want something traditional or something totally different and “out there�? Your theme can be as subtle or as dramatic as you decide, from a simple col-

our scheme that ties everything together, to a full-blown costume affair. You could combine both your favourite colours and incorporate them into your bridesmaids’ gowns, groom’s attire, napkins, cake, and any other little touches. Some couples like to include quotes from their

favouite song, book, ďŹ lm or poem on their invitations and place settings. Others like to take inspiration from the season in which they are marrying. For example, Halloween could be the inspiration for an autumn wedding with pumpkin lantern centre pieces and toffee apple favours.

Even your bridal owers could be your inspiration. Love roses? Then you have your theme! Overall, the most important thing when choosing a theme is to make sure it reects both your personalities and dosen’t overshadow the most important part of the day – making your vows.

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Robbie’s Butchers, 25 Years of Excellence Glen Murphy GROWING UP IN Newbridge, one man has kept his roots local building a business that lies at the heart of the community and in recent months, having opened a sister store! Robbie Murphy first began working as an apprentice butcher under the tutelage of Seamus Buckley in Harnett’s of Newbridge 35 years ago. Since then, he has become a recognised business figure in the town and throughout the

county. Here’s how he went from an apprentice to running his own business with two stores bearing his name. Following his apprenticeship and with the basics of the trade well under his belt, Robbie left Ireland for London where he worked for Corrigan’s Butchers in North London in the late 1980s. Upon returning to Ireland he became a manager in the fresh foods department of Dunnes Stores in Tullamore. Continued on page 50

Staff of Robbie’s Butchers, Charlotte Street, Newbridge: John Kavanagh, Proprietor, Robbie Murphy and Paul Wheeler

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Best Wishes To

Robbie's Butchers

From Brian Hoey And All The Staff At Spar, Moorefield S.C. Newbridge

Robbie Murphy, Larry Heeney & James Barry

Continued from previous page…

Tel: 045-431902

In 1992, he opened his first store simply titled ‘Robbie’s Butchers’ in Unit 4, Moorefield Shopping Centre, Newbridge. The store’s high standards ensured its suc-

cess as it rapidly gained an enviable reputation for stocking the finest fresh fruit, vegetables and meat products. Robbie has been serving the local community from his original store for over 25 years now. Earlier this year, Robbie took

over ownership of Malone’s Butchers on Charlotte Street, Newbridge. In recent months, the store was revamped and rebranded to become a sister branch to ‘Robbie’s Butchers’. Continued on page 51

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FEATURE: TIDY TOWNS

Gold medal for Straffan STRAFFAN TIDY TOWNS is hoping to be another sweeping success in 2016 after scooping a Gold Medal in the Tidy Towns competition. The north Kildare village was also crowned the county winner - based on the most points overall - with 317 points, The hard-working Straffan Tidy Towns committee were delighted with their success and thanked everybody who helped in every way during the year.

volunteers involved is admirable and continues to amaze us year after year.”

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The success is certain to make residents beam with pride in their locality and attract lots of visitors to the village, which is famous for the K Club hotel and golf resort. Kildare County Council congratulated the village and said it looked forward to working with locals over the

next twelve months. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sang the praises of communities such as Straffan who make such a positive difference to their communities. He said: “The enthusiasm of all those involved in the

Tidy Towns effort results in the attractive, well-cared for towns and village we see throughout the country.” Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu, Tidy Towns sponsor for the last 24 years, said: “The incredible dedication shown by the

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FEATURE

Naas Men’s Shed going strong

Cllr.

SEAMIE MOORE Naas Town Council & Kildare County Council

Best wished to Naas Men’s Shed

NAAS MEN’S SHED, which is more than a year old and has 35 active members, is now calling on other men to join up. The group was founded by Cllr Seamie Moore and local men Jim O’Reilly and Gerry Laheen in April 2014. The Men’s Shed premises is located on Rathasker Road and features a renovated workshop building and gardens at the rear. Sponsorship was recently secured to provide polytunnels so that members can enjoy gardening all year

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round. Activities include woodwork and metalwork and members recently held a exhibition of their woodturning skills. Cllr Moore said: “It’s a fantastic resource for men who want to come and meet new friends and engage in practical activities.” “All men should have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community group such as this. “We are currently looking

for new members to grow numbers.” The Men’s Shed also links up with local organisations such as Naas Tidy Towns and senior citizens’ groups. Cllr Moore said the current premises is leased and the group is looking for suitable long-term home. Naas Men’s Shed is part of a rapidly-growing network of more than 250 across the country. In Co Kildare, there are similar groups in Newbridge, Athy, Clane and Rathangan where men meet regularly.

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CLUB OF THE WEEK:

Castledermot GAA CASTLEDERMOT GAA WAS founded at a meeting attended by a dozen people on February 17, 1889. RIC records from 1890 show four clubs in the area. Castledermot had 40 members with officers listed as Revd J Lyon, Matt Lawlor, Pat Byrne and Richard Germane. Ballyhade Pallatine had 70 members with Michael Malone, Pat Doyle and John Hoel recorded as officers. Graney club had 50 members, with Revd P McLaughlin, Peter Byrne, Michael Kavanagh and James Murray recorded as officers. Kilkea Geraldines had 40 members with PJ Kennedy, William Farrell, John B Ryan and Martin Lawlor recorded as officers. The club played at Barnhill, moved to Abbeyland and to their current grounds at Woodlands in 1970.

Gaelic Football

Pat Byrne played in two all Ireland finals and won three Railway Cup medals for Leinster. The club won three intermediate championships, but only after the 1932 Intermediate football final against Newbridge was abandoned after a ferocious fight brought it to a premature end and the fight exploded on to the streets of Athy. “Not since the elections of 1927 has a baton been drawn in Athy until last Sunday when owing to the behaviour of the followers of the visiting football teams it became imperative to use force’ the Carlow Nationalist reported. Castledermot won Intermediate championships in 1963 and 1985. In 2007 the Ladies Football Team Won Division 4. It was a great success for the Ladies team.

Hurling

St Dermot’s hurling club was founded by Tipperary natives Tony Ryan and Dermot McKenna in 1958, Martin Duffy, Jack Hanlon and Pat ‘The Barber’ Byrne. Andy Byrne, Jim Curran and Frank Deering features on Kildare’s successful hurling teams of the 1960s and 1970s and Greg Deering spearheaded a team which went to the 1983 senior final. A minor three-in-a-row 1978-80 managed by R.E. Byrne laid the foundation for three senior successes.

Camogie

Founded in 1932 by Cork woman Bridie McCarthy, Castledermot beat Athy and Carbury to win the 1933 and 1934 senior championships. Nine of the eleven Kildare

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girls to play Wicklow in 1934 came from the club.

Honours * Kildare Club of the year in 2004 * Kildare Senior Hurling Championship Winners 1988, 1989, 1992 * Junior H Champions 1982. * Minor H Champions 1978, 1979, 1980. * Intermediate F Champions 1928, 1932, 1963, 1985. * Junior F Champions 1957, 1979. 2004. * Junior B Champions 1956. * Junior A championship winners 2004. * Division 4 league 2004. * Keogh cup winners 2004. * Division 4 Junior league winners 2005. * Kildare Senior Camogie Championship 1933, 1934.

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A barking good plant DURING AUTUMN, GARDENERS will be well used to cutting back the dead foliage of herbaceous plants to make the garden look tidy as we move into winter. Other gardeners will be well aware of the conscious decisions not to cut back certain plants that only come into their own during winter months. Things like ornamental grasses or teasel can be left alone as when frost hits the garden they take on a life of their own. The same story is true for dogwoods. During the year they are often not the most exciting plant to have in a garden. But when winter comes and the leaves have fallen from the shrub it takes on an entirely new personality when its red or yellow stems stand to attention. This colourful display is the main reason gardeners will not prune back dogwood shrubs until spring arrives as it can be a much needed injection of vibrant colour. Many gardeners however, make the mistake of never pruning back these

shrubs as they want to keep the colour. By doing this, you are doing the very opposite and will eventually end up with a dark brown, uninteresting steams. It is the young branches that have the most vibrant stems that gardens are after. As the stems mature, they become thick and lose their colour so

it is very important to prune them annually to maintain the colour. This can be done around the start of March just using secateurs. The shrub should be cut back hard by roughly two thirds. This may seem drastic and as if it will leave a massive hole in a border but dogwoods are extremely fast growers and will easily reach the same height if not taller than the previous year.

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276 road accidents this year n Road Safety Officer, Declan Keogh speaking on road safety

WITH ROAD SAFETY Week currently taking place, Kildare’s road safety officer warns that we all need to sit up and take heed. This year’s campaigns focuses on the areas of child safety, tyre safety and cycling safety. “Road Safety Week is an important week in the calendar and every single person should use this particular week to help change their driving and cycling behaviour, or for pedestrians and other vulnerable people, they should think of how can I get across that road safely, as opposed to crossing it quickly, because let’s face it, the quickest option may not always be the safest one,” says Declan Keogh, Kildare Road Safety Officer. This year so far, five people have lost their lives on Kildare roads following two separate collisions, compared to four fatalities last year. Kildare Fire Service has attended in the region of 276 road traffic collisions (RTC’s) this year so far, and aside from the human cost of a collision, there is also a financial cost, such as costs to the emergency services is estimated at €160k, Mr Keogh says. Kildare’s Chief Fire Officer Celina Barrett said: “Road traffic accidents are one of

the top five incident types that Kildare Fire Service responds to each year. This road safety week I would ask all road users to slow down and always wear a seat belt. We would particularly remind rear seat passengers that it is important to put on their seat belt for every journey no matter how short. Some of the more serious injuries we have seen recently have been rear seat passengers without seatbelts.” The National Ambulance Service are more likely attend to far more collisions than the fire service, however, while injuries to casualties as witnessed by both ambulance paramedics and firefighters as a result of collisions may vary, it must be difficult for those from within both services to fathom or come to terms with how such a simple task of slowing down or wearing a seatbelt could have prevent such injuries from occurring in the first place. Martin Dunne, Director of the National Ambulance Service remarks: “It is important that everyone on our roads is conscious of road safety. It is very important to wear your seat belt when in a vehicle. The injuries that can be sustained from something as simple as not wearing your

seatbelt can be at a minimum, life changing, if not fatal. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and simple things can make a big difference when it comes to safety.”

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County Kildare has seen an improvement in terms of road safety awareness and significant reductions in the numbers of people being killed on Kildare roads in the past number of years. A recent report issued by the Dept. of Transport and the Garda National Traffic Bureau revels that County Kildare has the safest record per population in the past three years. Mr Keogh says this record is due to a number of positive factors. “The fact that Kildare has a substantial motorway network across the county helps our cause as motorways are by far the safest type of road to travel on, plus the attitude and positive change in driving behaviour by Kildare people has also helped, in addition to the continuous traffic law enforcement by the Gardai and the improvement works and commitment by Kildare County Council and its Transportation staff; all these factors have helped make Kildare the safest county in Ireland in terms of road safety and safer roads” he said.


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THE Educate Together School in Kildare town today got a free national flag as part of the nationwide initiative to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. A member of the Defence

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An Taoiseach Officially Opens Kerry Group, Naas KERRY GROUP’S new global centre was officially opened by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny along with Minister Richard Bruton, Minister Simon Coveney and the Kerry Group Board of Directors recently. Kerry Group has invested €100m in the establishment of the new Technology & Innovation Centre which accommodates 800 research, product commercialisation, business development and business support positions, and which will accommodate a further 100 positions by the end of 2016. Speaking at the opening, Kerry Group Chief Executive Stan McCarthy said: “Our new Global Technology & Innovation Centre will serve as a focal point for Kerry’s customer engagement activities providing key customers with access to the Group’s complete breadth and depth of technologies, scientific research, innovation and applications expertise, across

food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. In addition it will serve as the Group’s Global Centre of Excellence for Nutrition and will optimise product differentiation in the marketplace while providing unrivalled speed to market.” An Taoiseach remarked: “This €100 million investment by Kerry Group is a welcome vote of confidence in Ireland and a great boost for the local economy in Naas. Kerry is a world leader in the food sector and the new Global Technology & Innovation Centre will further enhance Ireland’s reputation for excellence in research, development and innovation in the food and beverage industry. This Government has been a strong supporter of Ireland’s agrifood industry in securing the recovery. Through the Food Wise 2025 strategy we plan to increase agri-food exports to €19 billion and support another 23,000 new jobs.”

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economy and the Government wants to support such companies to grow, expand and sustain jobs in order to secure the country’s economic recovery.” David Mongey thanked the Taoiseach for his attendance, saying: “I’d like to sincerely thank An Taoiseach for his presence here, government support for Irish family business is vital and it’s a great testament to An Taoiseach’s personal commitment that he has joined us here today.”

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TRADES & SERVICES KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, James Francis Anthony Spain (usually known as Tony Spain), intend to apply for permission on this site at Oughterard, Castlewarden, Straffan, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of: A house containing two levels of accommodation which briefly comprises four bedrooms, a kitchen / living / dining area, sitting room, study and play room, as well as ancillary bathroom, utility and hallway space. The building would be 14.875m in width (excluding a c. 4.7m wide single storey side projection) and, varying between 7.2m and 14.6m in depth, would extend to a ridge height of 7.155m and is to be occupied by the applicant as his permanent home. The dwelling is to be served by a mains water supply, a new proprietary wastewater treatment system and soil polishing filter, and a new site access. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours. 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, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. This application was prepared by O’Flynn Architects, Lower Eyre Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. (045) 433400. ___________________________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL John Boland intends to apply for Retention permission for a development at Kerdiffstown Sallins, Co Kildare Retention permission is sought for 1) Front, Side & Rear extensions to dormer dwelling as constructed under pl ref 03 2614 2) Associated alterations to all elevations 3) Detached dormer garage with attic storage accommodation 4) And all associated site works 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 during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of

receipt by the planning Authority of the application. KILDARE CO. COUNCIL Gerard Walsh intends to apply for planning permission for a development at Barrettstown, Clane. The development consists of constructing a bungalow, detached domestic garage, septic tank with percolation area, and all ancillary site-works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours. 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, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. O’Loughlin Architects Ltd 087 9858836 ___________________________ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL I Patrick Cosgrove, intend to apply for Planning permission for a development at Rathcoffey North – Rathcoffey - Co. Kildare. The development consists of constructing 6.no two-storey style dwellings each with domestic garages and individual on-site wastewater treatment systems, in two clusters of three dwellings with two separate triple entrances and all ancillary site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours. 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, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. ___________________________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Elizabeth Merrins am applying for Planning Permission for the proposed construction of an extension to the rear and renovation works to existing dwelling, also Retention Permission is sought for 1st floor Attic storage space & rooflights as constructed to dwelling and a Domestic Garage Store on-site and all associated site

services, located at Kildoon – Nurney – Co. Kildare 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 during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. ___________________________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL. I, Gary McCarthy, intend to apply for permission for development at this site Daars, Sallins, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of the erection of 12 no. agricultural polytunnels, two of which were previously granted under planning ref. no. 09/828, and all ancillary site works. 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 during its public opening hours, and a submission, or observation, in relation to the application may be made to the authority, in writing, on payment of the prescribed fee, within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ___________________________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Adrian O’Connor intends to apply for permission for development on a 0.174 ha. site, approximately at French Furze Road, Kildare, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of: the provision of: 1 no. detached partsingle part-two storey dwelling house (215 sq m); 1 no. detached single storey garage (28.5 sq m); 2 no. soakage pits; boundary treatments; associated hard and soft landscaping works; and all other associated site development and excavation works above and below ground. The development proposes to replace the dwelling and garage permitted at the subject site in accordance with Kildare County Council Reg. Ref. 14/2013 (ABP Ref. PL09.244121)). The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours. 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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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015 LGFA FINALS

SATURDAY, 3RD OCTOBER AT HAWKFIELD GROUNDS

Photos Pat Tinsley

Ladies take centre stage at Hawkfield Rose Barrett O’Donoghue reporter

(AET) Senior Championship Final

Sarsfields

4.09

St Laurences

1.12

It was Kildare women who took centre stage at Hawkfield on Saturday with Newbridge big hitters, Sarsfields and Moorefield GAA taking top honours in their respective finals. Indeed, the colours of senior finalists, Sarsfields flew over the bridge, a first for the local ladies. Facing the Sash were St Laurence’s, one of Kildare’s oldest and most reputable rural GAA clubs. And what a line-up each club boasted: for Sarsfields, county women Roisin Byrne and Molly Price along with camogie player, Noelle Earley and for the Larries, county players Paula Keatley and Naoise Berry, and also joined by Louise Keatley, another camogie county player! Throw in a mish-mash of ex county minor players on both sides, and this was the Clash of the Amazons. St Laurence’s have every reason to feel aggrieved and despondent on losing the final; with only 10 seconds to go to full time, they

had a one point advantage till Noelle Earley pointed and took the game to extra time. Laurence’s pointed the first two strikes in extra time until Sarsfields’ sub, Laura Scales got a goal; it was all to play for when referee Caroline Sexton sounded the whistle at half time but then Sarsfields defence rallied as the momentum swung their way and St Laurence’s found the Sash wall impenetrable. Goals for the victors came from Rebecca Houlihan, Laura Scales and a double from player of the game, Noelle Earley. Junior A Championship Final

Moorefield

0 12

Na Fianna

1 05

Contesting the A Final were Sarsfields home town rivals, against Na Fianna, the two sides having played each other three times this year with Na Fianna winning all three outings. Na Fianna opened the scoring in the third minute with a point from play by centre half forward Stacey Cannon. Moorefield replied two minutes later when they were awarded a penalty that Derbhail Kelly converted over the bar, with Kelly giving Moorefield the lead in the 7th minute with an excellent point

n Moorefield ladies dedicate their win to Paddy Butler

from play. County players featured on each team with Aisling Curley for the Moores and Mikaela McKenna for Na Fianna. Moorefield went into the break with a one point advantage after a well worked score from Hannah Quirke. Dearbhail Kelly opened the scoring in the second half with another good point from play to put Moorefield two points clear but after this, Na Fianna were always just one step behind their Newbridge adversaries. A crucial moment in the game was a brilliant penalty save by Moorefield’s Niamh Doyle in the 40th minute; Moorefield won possession from the kick-out and Kate Hannon made a great run to knock over a score to put them 3 points clear. McKenna responded for Na Fianna with a much needed goal but after this, Moorefield presses ahead and dominated play for the closing quarter with brilliant defensive work, control at midfield and some great points to secure the title and break the jinx of defeat by Na Fianna. Junior B Final

Suncroft

3 09

Athy

2 08

The Junior B Final promised to be a tight game from two well matched sides who met for the fourth time this season. The Croft started well getting the open score from county woman, Ellen Dowling before Athy’s Fiona Troute responded quickly to register a point for each side. Goals lifted the game, from Suncroft’s Trina Duggan and Athy’s Orlaith Moran; Moran, along with Niamh Mulhall and Donna Berry were putting on serious pressure on the Croft’s backline just before half time, which saw the sides

level at 1 04 each. The second half started with both sides giving their supporters great spectacle and great football. With 5 minutes to go, the sides were level again at 2 08, before Carla Ennis was pulled down as she went through and the Croft was awarded a penalty, taken by capable county player, Trina Duggan who placed it firmly in the back of the Athy net. This gave Suncroft a one goal lead but Athy weren’t finished and continued to fight back until Ellen Dowling notched up another point (free) to seal victory for Suncroft. n Katie Leahy of St Laurences v Molly Price of Sarsfields

Junior C Final

Cappagh

2 10

Ballymore

0 11

This game gave a few heart stopping moments for both sets of supporters! Cappagh got off to a great start with a point and a goal from the boot of Cappagh’s Aoife Wosser. Ballymore however, struggled to register a point with a few costly wides before Dawn Murray finally raised a white flag, followed swiftly by Lesley Tutty. However, Cappagh were in cruise control and registered points at will from Aoife Mulligan, Deirbhle Mulvihill and Wosser. At half time, it was 1 07 for Cappagh against Ballymore’s 3 points. Reserve Kildare goalkeeper, Natasha Murphy swapped jerseys with Dawn Murray in the second half and Murphy made her presence felt, as did young Amy Mahon and the Hubbard sisters. Along with Teresa Gorman, Ballymore began to notch up a string of unanswered points until incredibly the South Kildare side were within one point of Cappagh (who had missed a penalty and hadn’t scored for over 15 minutes). A goal looked imminent but,

against the run of play, Aoife Mulligan lobbed a lovely ball in over the head of Dawn Murray, now manning the goals and suddenly, Cappagh had a four point lead. A point for each side followed before referee Paddy

Gibney sounded the full time whistle, desolation for Ballymore who appeared to be in the driving seat and delight for Cappagh whose early dominance payed dividends. Cappagh it was who were crowned Junior C title holders.

n Ellen Dowling gets the goal for Suncroft

n Player of the game, Noelle Earley attempts to block Louise Keatley's shot

An appeal from LGFA PRO, Donal Fitzpatrick: n Cappagh held on to defeat Ballymore in the Junior C Championship

n Suncroft win the Junior B Championship against Athy

n Another win for Sarsfields but this time it's the ladies turn

n Amy Mahon of Ballymore v Aine Mulligan of Cappagh

“I’m not a great salesman but I implore everyone to get behind your club and county teams. Ladies football in Kildare has increased in stature over the past number of weeks and rightly so. The success of the Senior ladies and all the underage county teams has been terrific and long may it continue. At the All-Ireland Final and indeed at Saturday’s county finals, the support shown for players and clubs was superb. What we need do now is to keep this going

but not just for finals day. Every game!! Club and county from U12s to seniors should have a good level of support at them. Each club should be making an increased effort to promote their players, teams and the game. Match reports, Facebook, Club websites, Photos, Twitter and more we need everyone to buy into this. Don’t put it on the long finger. Put the ladies GAA on the front pedal, do this now and be ready for 2016 and beyond... Donal.


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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015

MINOR A CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

SARSFIELDS 2-9 MOOREFIELD 0-15

Ice cool Murray gifts Moorefield another chance Patrick Ward reporter

There are certainly no neutrals that won't be pleased that these two sides will have to play out another 60 minutes championship action after what was an absolutely enthralling game in Hawkfield on Wednesday night. In the end it was Mark Murray who bailed his side out as he pointed a free with the last kick of the game to send the Moorefield support into raptures. It wasn't just his last minute free that will live long in the memory, but his overall contribution as he amassed 10 points during the game and his free taking in general was a joy to watch. It looked like the Sash were on course to claim the local bragging rights near the end when they came back from a two point deficit through a goal from substitute Brian McDonald and held a one point lead late on, but alas, Moorefield were not to be denied a second crack at their local rivals. The Sash started the game well, with points from Cian Costigan and a superb effort from Conor Hartley giving

them a two point lead early on. That proved to be their last score for 24 minutes though, as Moorefield settled in well and exerted their dominance on proceedings. Murray floated over his first score of the game, before Sean Healy tapped over a close range score after Murray's free had hit the upright. Another free from Murray edged Moorefield ahead, before he hit a fine point from play on the left wing, while Jordan McGrath cracked over an almost identical score from the same position. That signalled five unanswered points from Moorefield, and Sarsfields were in serious need of a score. They managed to eventually get back to scoring ways, and did so in style, as Shea Ryan burst forward from midfield, and as the ball found its way to Cian Costigan he slotted the leather into the bottom corner from close range. Rory O'Donnell followed up with a point from play, before Murray and Costigan swapped points  at either end to leave the score at 1-4 to 0-6 at halftime. The second half was a thrilling contest with both sides trading blows throughout the

30 minutes in a nerve jangling affair. O'Donnell curled over a free for Sarsfields, before the impressive Hartley angled over a point following a fine solo run. Down the other end it was again Murray who replied, and Mark McDermott than got his name on the scoresheet with a fine curling effort from the right wing. Hartley responded with an equally impressive point, but Moorefield then hit a purple patch that looked like it would win them the game. Murray stroke over four points in the space of seven minutes, three of which came from placed balls to give his side a three point lead heading into the final five minutes. Costigan and Ian Meehan each raised white flags for their sides, before Brian McDonald turned the game on its head when he drove the ball into the top corner after Shea Ryan had laid it off to him. Moorefield were determined though, and levelled matters through a fine score from Meehan but when Costigan kicked over a fantastic long range free in the final minute for the Sash, they looked on course for the county final. Murray had other ideas however, and floated over a 35 yard free to

n Sarsfields Brian Mc Donnell finds the net despite the best efforts of Eoin O’Connor and Colin Barret Photo: Pat Tinsley

grant everyone in attendance the chance to witness another epic encounter. Scorers for Sarsfields:  C Costigan 1-4(3f), B McDonald 1-0, C Hartley 0-3, R O'Donnell 0-2(1f) Scorers for Moorefield:  M Murray 0-10(8f), I Meehan 0-2,

MINOR A CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

S Healy, M McDermott and J McGrath 0-1 each. Sarsfields: J Morgan; G Maguire, E O'Connor, S Brown; J Francis, D Shalvey, J Healy; C Hartley, S Ryan; C Galvin, C Costigan, S Doyle, R O'Donnell, P Howard. Subs used: S Smith, D

Ryan and B McDonald. Moorefield: A Bingham; D Haniffy, M Dempsey, T Tobin; M Buckley, C Barrett, S Healy; E Kavanagh, A Masterson; J Fitzgerald, T Connolly, I Meehan; J McGrath, M McDermott, M Murray. Subs used: G Naughton.

CLANE 4-16 ST LAURENCE’S 2-4

Clane march into county final with facile win over Larries Patrick Ward reporter

When you manage to score just one point from play in a championship game it is always unlikely that you're going to come out on the right side of the result, and that proved to be the downfall as St Laurence's succumbed to a superb Clane outfit in Hawkfield on Tuesday night. This Clane side are a superb collection of young footballers, the type of side that only comes along once every few years and it will take some performance from whoever their opponents may be in the county final to stop them from claiming the ultimate prize. The signs looked good for

the Larries early on however, as they managed to find the net inside the opening 30 seconds to stun their opponents. They were awarded a free from the throw-in, and Mark Glynn's high ball into the full-forward line found Eoin O'Neill who calmly slotted into the bottom corner. Clane didn't panic though, and they felt their way into the game with a trio of points. Ciaran Kelly slotted over two frees from the ground either side of a quality Robbie Hyland score. Tom Glynn responded with a pointed free for Larries and the game looked well poised at this early stage. The eventual victors exerted their dominance however, with Ethan O'Donoghue

and Brian McLaughlin exerting their dominance in midfield, while Hyland was making things tick in the forward line. O'Donoghue levelled matters with a point following a piercing run, before Hyland found McLaughlin with a lovely crossfield pass, and the county star split the posts from 40 yards out. Kelly added his first score from play soon after, before Jack McCreevy increased the Clane lead with another score. A goal looked ominous, and it eventually came when O'Donoghue gathered a long ball from Hyland and laid it off to Kelly who made no mistake from close range. Ryan Cullen eventually gave a response for the Larries, but that proved to be their

only point from play on the night. Points from McLaughlin, Hyland and Kyle Davey finished out the scoring for the half, as Clane looked home and hosed with a 1-11 to 1-2 advantage. The second half proved to be a formality of sorts, with Clane seeing the lions share of possession and playing some lovely football to boot. Both sides raised white flags early in the half, with Hyland nudging Clane further ahead, before Liam Horan tapped over a free for St Laurence's. Robert Philips, Davey and McLaughlin fired over points in quick succession, before Kelly found the net again for the leaders to leave the score at 2-15 to 1-3.

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Another free from Horan offered token resistance for St Laurence's, but their woes were further condemned by the concession of two goals in the space of three minutes. The first came from Hyland, who was set up by O'Donoghue after the midfielder won a high ball before beautifully backheeling it to the centre-forward who tapped in from point blank range. Substitute Paddy Jordan then got in on the act with a stunning solo goal, and although Stephen Murphy pulled a goal back for the Larries late on it was scant consolation as Clane ran out 18 point winners. Scorers for Clane: C Kelly 2-3(2f), R Hyland 1-3, B McLaughlin 0-5, P Jordan 1-0,

K Davey 0-2, R Philips, J McCreevy and E O'Donoghue 0-1 each. Scorers or St Laurence's: E O'Neill and S Murphy 1-0 each, L Horan 0-2(2f), R Cullen and T Glynn(1f) 0-1 each. Clane: A Watson; B Giffney, E O'Connell, N Wyer; C O'Sullivan, R Philips, B Corbert; E O'Donoghue, B McLaughlin; T Montgomery, R Hyland, J McCreevey; C Kelly, C O'Flaherty, K Davey. Subs used: P Jordan, C Smith, E Gillman. St Laurence's: J Lawler; H Swan, M Lawler, J Keatley; A Stynes, B Flood, R Cullen; M Glynn, A Gorman; J McKenna, E O'Neill, T Glynn; D Miley, G Holmes, S Miley. Subs used: S Murphy, L Horan, J Dargon, E Doran.

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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015 MINOR A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

NAAS 0-13 CELBRIDGE 0-9

Naas hold their nerve to stave off Celbridge fightback Patrick Ward reporter

For periods of this game it looked like Naas would easily walk to their second county title of the afternoon as they played some sumptuous hurling for periods but a determined Celbridge outfit made them sweat until the end. Naas were worthy winners in the end, but had Celbridge played like they did for the final 15 minutes of this encounter the outcome of this game could have been much different. It was between the fifth minute of this tie right up until half-time that Naas did the damage, with Jack Sheridan inflicting most of that. Celbridge started better, with points from Sean Lawlor and Patrick Mortell giving them a two point advantage, but this was as good as it got for the north Kildare outfit in the first half. Jack Sheridan got things underway for Naas, as they eventually troubled the scoreboard in the 18th minute, and Shane Ryan quickly followed up with a fine score after picking the pocket of a Celbridge defender and running through on goal. Alex Maher and Sheridan followed up with scores from play and Naas were looking in a

commanding position. Ryan and Sheridan raised further white flags for Naas, with Sheridan's point being particularly impressive. Matthew Moran added another socre and Sheridan finished out the half's scoring with two further frees to bring his own personal tally to six points and leave the scoreboard reading 0-9 to 0-2 at half-time. Celbridge came out fighting in the second half though, but Naas were composed in the opening 10 minutes, which proved vital. Sean O'Sullivan and Sheridan swapped scores before Aaron Doran cut the deficit to six for Celbridge. Conor Foley then stroked over a couple of scores for Naas, the first of which was a peach from the right wing, and that seemed to dampen the Celbridge spirits somewhat. Sean Lawlor and Sheridan swapped points from frees, but that Sheridan score proved to be Naas' last point. Celbridge rallied and they hit four points in a row with Ciaran O'Regan and Doran knocking over scores either side of a couple of Patrick Mortell efforts. It was not to be enough however, as Naas managed to hold their nerve and see out a game that they

never looked like losing. It crowned a perfect day for the young men of the town, as their seconds side captured the Minor B title earlier that afternoon. Scorers for Naas: J Sheridan 0-7(5f), S Ryan and C Foley(1f) 0-2 each, M Moran 0-1. Scorers for Celbridge: P Mortell

Patrick Ward reporter

Naas minors' second side started off a great day for the club when they overcame Naomh Dara by a five point margin in St Conleth's Park on Saturday afternoon. It took them quite a while to get going initially, as Naomh Dara held the advantage at the break with the scores at 1-3 to 0-3, but Naas settled to the task well in the second half and put in a clinical performance to squeeze the life out of their opponents. In truth, it was the inspired decision to move goalkeeper James Burke into the half-forward line for the second half that turned the game on its head, as he scored six points that really decided the outcome of the tie. The lively Sean Mc Donncha got matters underway in the fifth minute when he tapped over a scored from close range, but that was quickly cancelled out by a free from Cian

White. The game entered a bit of a lull then, and there was no score for eight minutes until Ryan Boran won a puc out and split the posts from 50 metres out. Naomh Dara took the ascendancy then however, and scored 1-2 without reply over the next ten minutes. Óisin Devereux whacked over a massive long range free, before he rifled a 20 metre free into the top corner of the net after full-forward James Murphy had been hauled to the ground. When Michael Mc Brearty added to the Naomh Dara lead they seemed to be on the crest of a wave, but they never kicked on from there. Mc Donncha added a score for Naas before the interval, to ensure there would be just three between the sides at the break. The second half saw the introduction of Burke to the Naas attack, and that kick-started their assault towards the title. It was Burke who registered the first point of the new

NAAS 1-11 NAOMH DARA 2-3

period, with a simple free before Burke ensured Naas would never be C White; M Mc Brearty, S Nolan, K Cian Mulligan raised another white caught. Dunne; P Baker, J Murphy, J Millett. flag with a superb effort from a tight Scorers for Naas: J Burke 0-5(2f, Subs used: F Talbot and L Byrne. angle. Burke levelled the game with a 2'65), C Mulligan 0-3, J Mc Keown 1-0, Naas : J Burke; A Murphy, B Blackscore from a '65 and Mulligan eventu- S Mc Donncha 0-2, R Boran 0-1. burne, D Herley; P Mc Keown, R ally pushed Naas ahead with another Scorers for Naomh Dara: O De- Boran, J Mc Keown; D Shaw, K tidy score from out on the left. vereux 1-1(1-0f, 1f), F Talbot 1-0, C Aherne; C Tobin, S Mc Donncha, The killer blow then came for White and M Mc Brearty 0-1 each. S Maher; C Mulligan, C Kelleher, S Naomh Dara, when James Mc Keown Naomh Dara: J Cuthbert; J Lavin, Byrne. punted a hopeful ball towards goal C Byrne, A Duff; M Doran, P BerSubs used: D Perkins, J Pickles, H that evaded everyone and then mingham, C Mc Cabe; O Devereux, Carroll. trickled into the net. It seemed to kill the Naomh Dara spirits and two further points from Burke widened the gap to leave the trailing side with a sizeable mountain to climb. They managed to give themselves hope late on though, when Paddy Bermingham flighted a long ball into the area that took a touch from the hurl of Fionn Talbot and ended up in the net. There was only three between the sides with five minutes to play, but another point each from Mulligan and n Naas players celebrate their Minor B Championship win Photo: Pat Tinsley

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Doyle. Celbridge: N Reynor; C O'Hogain, C Byrne, P Hogan; A O'Riain, P Mortell, K Gorman; S O'Sullivan, A Doran; C O'Regan, S Lawlor, C O'Shaugnessy; C O'Foghlu, D Kilgallon, A Brennan. Subs used: T Mc Auliffe, R Clarke, S Mc Goldrick and L O'Flynn.

n The Naas squad celebrate their Minor A Championship victory. Photo: Pat Tinsley

MINOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Versatile Burke leads Naas to Minor B title

0-3(2f, 1'65), S Lawlor(1f) and A Doran 0-2 each, S O'Sullivan and C O'Regan(1f) 0-1 each. Naas: J Keane; E Tobin, C Dowling, S Lacey; E Nolan, D Greene, C Dowling; M Drewitt, J Sheridan; A Maher, C Lynch, M Moran; S Ryan, C Foley, P O'Brien. Subs used: J Mc Carthy and C

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CO KILDARE SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

COILL DUBH 0-14 ARDCLOUGH 1-9

Coill Dubh’s composure finally overtakes Celbridge dominance By Patrick Ward Photos Pat Tinsley

It may not have been the greatest exhibition of hurling St Conleth’s Park has ever seen, but it won’t matter to a Coill Dubh side that held their composure to record back to back county titles. Following Celbridge’s dominance for over the past number of years in Kildare club hurling, it seems like Coill Dubh are re-exerting their stranglehold on the championship and it is hard to argue that they weren’t worthy winners today.

n Man of Match

Ardclough’s Colm Buggy takes a sideline cut

Looking around the field they had leaders throughout the tie. Damien Byrne was solid all afternoon between the posts, Mark Grace helped to keep the much vaunted Ardclough full-forward line relatively quiet, while Johnny Byrne was superb in midfield as well. Up front it was Thomas Byrne’s composure from placed balls and Declan Flaherty’s ability to strike inspirational scores that helped to push Coill Dubh over the line in the end. Ardclough were by far the better side in the earlier stages of the game, and they led by four points after 13 minutes,and Coill Dubh were losing nearly every individual battle around the pitch. Martin Fitzgerald and Johnny Byrne swapped points early on but Ardclough quickly reeled off four points in a row. Ambrose Finnerty then floated over a superb effort from the right wing, before Paidi Ryan and Fitzgerald added further points to the Ardclough lead. Paul Fitzgerald pushed them four points ahead with a brilliant long range effort on the turn and Ardclough looked in complete control. Coill Dubh eventually eased back into proceedings and they responded with four points on the bounce to level things up. Thomas Byrne scooped over a couple of frees either side of a Tom

n Mark Delaney and brother Chris

Brady point, before Damien Behan cracked over a fantastic effort to restore parity. A lovely effort on the turn from Luke O’Reilly pushed Coill Dubh ahead, but Tony Spain’s point on the stroke of half time ensured the sides would go in level at 0-6 apiece.

Paul Fitzgerald and Conor Gordon compete for possession

Coill Dubh had undoubtedly enjoyed the better opening 30 minutes, but they were quite wayward with their shooting at times and it cost them the chance to go in at the break ahead. They were much more clinical in the first 10 minutes of the second period however, and Byrne tagged on a couple of early frees to restore the lead for Coill Dubh. Declan O’Flaherty then fired over one of the points of the game, after winning a high ball inside the Ardclough 21 metre line and sniping over a lovely effort from a tight angle.

Conor Gordon of Coill Dubh clears from his defence

Coill Dubh were now points three points clear but Ardclough turned the game on its head in the space of a minute when they fired 1-1. Finnerty bagged his second point of the game, before Paul Fitzgerald rifled the ball to the net after he was played in on goal by Richie Hoban. Ardclough now led by a point and did so until ten minutes from the end

as Johnny Byrne and Colm Buggy swapped scores. Coill Dubh hit form then however, and three quick points would prove critical in the tie. Luke O’Reilly measured a beautiful point over, before O’Flaherty almost lifted the roof off the stand with a superb effort from an extremely tight angle to put Coill Dubh back in front. Adrian Mc Andrew supplemented the lead with a point of his own, but Paul Fitzpatrick, who had a fine game, responded for Ardclough. Thomas Byrne added another point from a free and it was clear that Ardclough needed a goal as we entered injury time. All they could conjure up was a point from Paul Fitzpatrick, and when Thomas Byrne raised a white flag down the other end straight after it was clear that Coill Dubh were not to be denied. Scorers for Coill Dubh: T

Byrne 0-5(4f), L O’Reilly, J Byrne and D O’Flaherty 0-2 each, A Mc Andrew, D Behan and T Brady 0-1 each. Scorers for Ardclough: P Fitzgerald 1-3, A Finnerty 0-2, C Buggy, P Ryan, T Spain and M Fitzgerald(1f) 0-1 each. Coill Dubh : D Byrne; D Brerton, M Grace, C Gordon; R Carew, D Flaherty, D Cahill; J Byrne, E O’Neill; D O’Regan, T Byrne, L O’Reilly; R Hayden,

Results Joe Mallon RENAULT Kildare Senior Football Championship Semi Final Sat, 03 Oct, (Round: Semi Final ), Sarsfields 1-14 Celbridge 0-7 Athy 0-18 Johnstownbridge 1-7 U13 Football League Division 1 Sun, 04 Oct, (Semi-Finals), Naas 4-14 Kilcullen 4-2 Celbridge 5-6 St Laurence’s 4-4 U13 Football League Division 2 Sun, 04 Oct, (Semi-Finals), Newtown Gaels 3-7 Leixlip 1-5 U13 Football League Division 3 Sun, 04 Oct, (Semi-Finals), Carbury 2-11 Eadestown 1-4 Raheens 3-11 Two Mile House 2-5 U13 Football League Division 4 Sun, 04 Oct, (Semi-Finals), Maynooth 9-16 Kildangan 3-1 U13 Football League Division 5 Sun, 04 Oct, (Semi-Finals), Castledermot 7-12 St Kevin’s 1-9 Allenwood 10-14 Confey 2-3

n Celebrations all round for the jubilant Coill Dubh side and supporters

D Behan, T Brady. Subs used: A Mc Andrew, M Delaney and B Mullins. Ardclough : A Buggle; N Coulston, T O’Meara, R Spain; D Collins, R O’Mahony, R Maguire; P Ryan, P Coleman; R Hoban, C Buggy, A Finnerty; T Spain, M Fitzgerald, P Fitzgerald. Subs used: E Duane, B Coulston, J Reeves, P Fitzgerald and M Ryan.

U15 Football League Division 1 Sun, 04 Oct, (Round 1), Naas 4-14 Maynooth 1-5

See www.kildarenow.com for all match coverage and sport updates

Minor A Shield Final Sat, 03 Oct, (Final ), Clane 1-14 Leixlip 1-11 U15 Football League Division 2 Sun, 04 Oct, Round 1 Clane 5-13 Eadestown 2-9 St Laurence’s 2-10 Athy 1-9 Kilcock 6-12 Sallins 2-14 U15 Football League Div 3 North Sun, 04 Oct, (Round 1), St Edwards 4-12 Leixlip 3-12 Minor B Shield Final Sat, 03 Oct, (Final ), St Brendans 3-12 Naomh Conleths 2-8 U15 Football League Division 5 Sun, 04 Oct, (Round 1), Rheban 4-12 Ellistown 3-12 St Kevin’s 2-6 Miltown 0-11 Castlemitchell 3-13 Grangenolvan 1-8 Kildare Hurling Championship Final Sun, 04 Oct, (Final ), Coill Dubh 0-15 Ardclough 1-10 Minor A Football Championship SF REPLAY Wed, 30 Sep, (Semi Final ), Moorefield 0-15 Sarsfields 2-9


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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015 JOE MALLON RENAULT SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

ATHY 0-18 JOHNSTOWNBRIDGE 1-7

Lethal Athy drown out the ‘Bridge n Athy goalkeeper Stephen Davis and Johnstownbridge's Cathal Mc Nally watch as the ball goes wide

Patrickl Ward reporter

The final that many predicted a few weeks back will come to pass in the end. The championship's two stand

Fixtures Friday 09/10/15 Minor A Football Championship semi-final replay Moorefield v Sarsfields, venue: Hawkfield 7.30pm Saturday 10/10/15 U21 Hurling Championship semi-finals Clane v Celbridge, venue: Ardclough 3.30pm U21 B Hurling Championship quarter-finals Broadford v Naomh Conleths, venue: Eire Óg 3.30pm John Devoy v St Columba, venue: Maynooth 3.30pm Kilkenny U16 Division One shield final Naas v Ballyhale Shamrocks, venue: Naas 3pm Sunday 11/10/15 U21 Hurling Championship semi-finals Coill Dubh v Naas, venue: Coill Dubh 11am Joe Fox Plant Hire Intermediate Football Championship final Castledermot v Raheens, venue: Newbridge 3pm Minor D Football Championship final Ellistown v Milltown, venue: Newbridge 11.15am Minor B Football Championship final Rheban v Suncroft, venue: Newbridge 1pm

out teams this summer are deservedly in the big event in a fortnight's time and it promises to be an absolute cracker. Athy will likely go in as slight favourites to that game, especially after the scintillating performance their forward line delivered in St Conleth's Park on Saturday afternoon. The full forward trio of Niall Kelly, James Eaton and Paddy Dunne notched 10 points between them in the first half of this game, and on this form, they are surely among the best full forward lines at any club team in the country. It wasn't just the deadly inside trio that served them well, there were admirable displays from Hughie Mahon and Liam Mc Govern in the half-forward line, while David Mc Govern was immense at midfield. The opening exchanges were quite even, with county teammates Niall Kelly and Paul Cribbin cancelling each others scores out early on. Athy got a head of steam then though, and reeled off four quick points without reply. Mahon fisted over a point after a superb darting run, before Kelly fired over two long range scores either side of a sumptuous effort from Paddy Dunne. Daniel Flynn was working hard up front for Johnstownbridge, and he fought his way through the Athy defense to swerve over a close range effort. James Eaton and Ian Mc Keown traded points at either end, but Athy kicked on and they built up a lead that would prove unassailable before half-time. Kelly was wreaking havoc

PHOTOS: Pat Tinsley

in the opening half and some of the scores he registered were absolutely brilliant, and he split the posts twice in quick succession just after Mc Keown's point with two lovely scores. Eaton raised two further white flags, before Mahon scored the point over the day with a massive effort from the right wing that landed just over the crossbar. Kelly added a further point to leave the gap at nine points at half-time. The second half was always going to be a bit of a formality as Athy ran through the motions and did enough to keep their opponents at bay. Johnstownbridge made three changes at the break, with management clearly unhappy at what had gone on in the first half. One of those changes, Sam Doran, registered the first point of the second half from a free, but that was soon cancelled out by another Mahon score and a free from McGovern. Cathal Mc Nally had a great chance to get Johnstownbridge back into the game when he was put through on goal, but he blazed his effort inches over the crossbar from close range. The energetic Ross Bell kicked over a fine score for Athy after Trojan work from Mc Govern, before McKeown and Doran responded with placed ball efforts for Johnstownbridge. A point from substitute Darroch Mulhall and a pair of beautiful efforts from Mc Govern saw the game out for the winners, and they go on to meet Sarsfields in what is sure to be a brilliant county final. Scorers for Athy: N Kelly 0-6, L McGovern(1f), H

Mahan and J Eaton(1f) 0-3 each, R Bell, D Mulhall and P Dunne 0-1 each. Scorers for Johnstownbridge: D Flynn 1-1(1-0pen), S Doran and I McKeown(1'45) 0-2 each, P Cribbin and C Mc Nally 0-1 each Athy: S Davis; T Foley, M

Hyland, K Mulhall; R Bell, M Foley, D Holligan; D Mc Govern, D Hyland; T Gibbons, L Mc Govern, H Mahon; N Kelly, P Dunne, J Eaton. Subs used: P Connell, B Kelly, A Kelly, E Delhaunt and C Ronan. Johnstownbridge: I Farrell;

D Holton, L Flynn, J O'Connor; S McNally, C Farrell, M Donnelly; B Mc Nally, P Cribbin; E O'Donoghue, K Mc Nally, I Mc Keown; N Vaughan, D Flynn, C Mc Nally. Subs used: J Farrell, S Doran and G Doran. Referee: N Mc Kenna

n Jimmy Farrell of Johnstownbridge puts pressure on Athy's Tomas Foley

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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015

JOE MALLON RENAULT SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

SARSFIELDS 1-14 CELBRIDGE 0-7

Dead-eyed Cahill leads Sarsfields one step closer to the ultimate prize

n Sarsfields' Ben Mc Cormack sees his effort blocked by Celbridge 'keeper Shane Mc Namara

Patrick Ward rerporter

Sarfields showed their grit to progress into this year’s county final where they will meet Athy in two weeks’ time. The showpiece event will likely prove to be a completely different type of game for the Newbridge outfit, and they may even be more suited to the style of play Athy will bring to the table. Athy’s strengths lie up front, while Celbridge are able to boast a fine array of defenders but don’t have as many key players when going forward. It was Celbridge’s game plan that proved to be their downfall on Saturday afternoon as they seemed more concerned about stifling the Sash forwards than actually getting their own attack going. At times in the first half the Celbridge forward line was made up of just one player, as David Hughes was left to toil alone inside the Sarsfields half. Tom Fitzgerald joined Hughes in the inside line on occasion but the gap between the Celbridge half-back line and their two inside forwards was always too great

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and they were overly reliant on Fergal Conway and Ollie Lyons to run the ball up the pitch, The Sash have Ray Cahill largely to thank for their progression, as the centreforward shot the lights out in a brilliant performance where he racked up 1-8. It was Cahill who opened the scoring and he hit three of Sarsfields’ first four points, with Ben McCormack firing over the other. At the other end it was a brace of points from Hughes that kept

Celbridge in touch. Mark O’Sullivan curled over a free midway through the half for the north Kildare side, but that was their last score of the opening 30 minutes as Sarsfields knocked over two more scores through Dan Nea and Gary White to leave the half-time scores at 0-6 to 0-3 in favour of the Sash. Celbridge had enjoyed much more possession in the first half but most of that was inside their own half, while their concession of frees inside the scoring range was leaving Sarsfields with easy scoring chances. The game was as good as over three minutes into the second half when Sean Dempsey won a penalty for his side. Cahill stepped up, and despite Shane McNamara brilliantly saving the spot kick, Cahill followed in and found the net at the second time of asking. Celbridge settled themselves back cape the into the game Lyons tries to es n Celbridge's Ollie s' Ray Cahill however, and tions of Sarsfield atten

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three quick scores from Mark O’Sullivan, Mick Constantine and O’Sullivan again brought them to within three again. Sarsfields finished the game out superbly however, with the introduction of Alan Smith proving pivotal. Cahill, Nea and the afore mentioned Smith all raised white flags, and when O’Sullivan tapped over his fourth point of the night it left Celbridge five points in arrears, and also proved to be their last score. Smith added a second point to his tally, and Cahill kicked the last four points of the tie, with the final one being the score of the game from 40 yards out. The Sash look well set for the showpiece event in two weeks’ time, but their defence will certainly be tested much more against a fervent Athy attack than it was on Saturday. Scorers for Sarsfields: R Cahill 1-8(6f), D Nea(2f) and A Smith 0-2 each, B McCormack and G White('45) 0-1 each. Scorers for Celbridge:  M O'Sullivan 0-4(4f), D Hughes 0-2(1f) and M Constantine 0-1. Sarsfields: A O'Brien; S Lawlor, S Campbell, A Scully; C Tiernan, G White, D McDonnell; M Byrne, C Kavanagh; B McCormack, R Cahill, B Cof-

fey; C Delhaunty, S Dempsey, D Nea. Subs used: C Hartley, S Ryan, A Smith and D McKenna. Celbridge: McNamara; M Constantine, M O'Grady, P Carty; D McEvoy, O Lyons, F

Conway; H McGrillan, C Brophy; J Constantine, D Byrne, S Harte; D Hughes, T Fitzgerald, M O'Sullivan. Subs used: D Corcoran and N Donnelly. Referee: B O'Connell

n Celbridge midfielder Hugh Mc Grillen put pressure on Matty Byrne of Sarsfields

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TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER 2015 RACING

The Curragh to stage Defence Forces Family Race Day THE CURRAGH Racecourse and Irish Defence Forces will stage their annual race day on Sunday, 11th October. Brigadier General Joe Mulligan, General Officer Commanding of the Defence Forces Training Camp was joined by Curragh Racecourse General Manager Paul Hensey and Lt Jennifer Larkin of the Army Equitation School to launch Sunday’s exciting initiative, which aims to promote the close association between the Defence Forces and the racecourse. Vice Admiral Mark Mellet, the recently appointed Chief

of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces commented “As Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, I am delighted to support this annual event which highlights the longstanding and fruitful relationship between the military and the equestrian community.” Defence Forces Race Day will feature seven races starting at 1.25pm including the €100,000 Tote Irish Cesarewitch and Waterford Testimonial Stakes. There will be great spectacle and pageantry throughout the afternoon from the Army, Navy and Air Corps exhibiting current and vintage equip-

ment, memorabilia and music, while the race day also helps to raise funds for the Defence Forces Benevolent Fund. Paul Hensey General Manager of the Curragh Racecourse commented: “The racecourse is delighted to stage our annual race day to promote the excellent and very historic relationship between the Curragh and Defence Forces. We hope that many of their personnel both past and present will get together for a fun day out for all the family.” The Ireland v France World Cup rugby game will be shown

on screens throughout the racecourse following the last race at 4.45pm and anyone wearing an Irish rugby jersey will gain FREE admission. The Curragh season finishes on Tuesday, 13th October with a competitive 7 race programme featuring free admission for all race goers. ■ RIGHT: Brigadier General Joe Mulligan, General Officer Commanding of the Irish Defence Forces and Paul Hensey, GM of the Curragh Racecourse launching next Sunday’s Defence Forces Race Day at The Curragh.

Kildare successes on the track over the past week RUBY WALSH fared best on Super Sunday at Tipperary where he landed two of the four graded races on the card. He enjoyed an easy time of it on the Willie Mullins-trained Bachasson who kept his unbeaten record intact with a smooth success in the Grade 3 Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle. Walsh partnered The Game Changer to win the Grade 3 Like A But-

terfly Novice Chase, Gordon Elliott’s charge adding to last Monday’s success at Roscommon with a convincing win over Rule The World.

With Chris Hayes in the saddle, the 8/1 went to the front with over a furlong to race and held off the late surge of Juliette Fair to win by half a length. Michael Halford and

Harrington’s Cailin Annamh secures Grade 2 win

Shane Foley shared two winners in newcomer Golden Pearl and followed up when Chestnut Fire landed the 7f maiden that brought the card to a close.

The Jessica Harringtontrained Cailin Annamh was the big winner at Gowran Park on Saturday when she landed

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the Grade 2 PWC Champion Hurdle under Barry Geraghty. Geraghty was almost dislodged after a terrible mistake at the sixth fence but recovered and then dug deepest to see off Alelchi Inois and Ruby Walsh. Harrington had earlier won the three-year-old hurdle with Lake Champlain who ran out a comfortable winner under Mark Bolger. Paddy Kennedy added to his Friday success at the course when taking the 2m handicap hurdle on the Seamus Faheytrained Wild Fern.

Fahy successes for Ruby and Katie Walsh

■ Bebhinn and Chris Hayes win the Blenheim Stakes (Listed) Fairyhouse Photo: P McCann

County Carlow trainer Pat Fahy gave both Ruby Walsh

and his sister Katie a winner each at Clonmel on Thursday. He teamed up with the champion jockey to land the 2m maiden hurdle with odds-on favourite Eyes Of A Tiger and doubled up when Katie Walsh partnered Ten Times Better to win the bumper. Ruby Walsh helped himself to a second winner when winning the handicap chase on Old Castletown, trained by his dad, Ted.

Fairyhouse success for Prendergast and Hayes

The Kevin Prendergasttrained Bebhinn overcame a lengthy absence to win the Listed Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse on Tuesday.

■ Cailin Annamh (Barry Geraghty, left) pounce to beat Alelchi Inois in the PWC Champion Chase Gowran Park Photo P McCann

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