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In this week’s Kildarepost •Lots of local news and photographic coverage of community events! •Midsummer Arts Festival is launched, Pages 10 and 16 •June Fest Family Race Day at the Curragh, Pages 18-20 •Great Racing, Style and Family Fun at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Page 22 •Court News, Page 36 •Stylicious – How to build your Summer Wardrobe with Gail’s Rails, Pages 51-54 •Father’s Day Feature, Pages 55-57 •Dunlavin Arts Festival, Page 61 •Interiors, Property & Garden, Pages 69-74

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A number of suicides among young people in Co Kildare within recent weeks sees a sharp rise in people seeking counselling from a Newbridge based charity. Chairwoman for Hope(d), Terri Thorpe, reports that already this year, 114 people have sought assistance, while throughout all of last year, 170 people attended their services. Hope(d), based at Henry St, Newbridge, provides affordable counselling and assistance

to people impacted by mental health issues, along with their families. Increasingly, Hope(d) is getting calls to assist children, with the youngest attending their services only 12 years old. Ms Thorpe said: “25% attending our services are underage.” She is calling for the development of mental health services in all primary schools. Ms Thorpe says that young people are ‘very receptive’ and ‘are absorbing what they are immersed in.’ She said: “They are very sensitive souls, there are a lot of negative stories on the news,

they can absorb all of this, and then not fitting in during classes, it can be a very lonely place.” New research published by Laya Healthcare parents of school children aged five – 12 years reveals that the majority (91%) want mental health first aid training to be provided to teachers in Leinster schools, with one in ten parents describing their child’s emotional health as ‘poor’ or ‘fair’. A key finding among the 500 parents is that children under 12 years are spending twice as much time viewing screens than playing outside: 23 hours screen time versus 11 hours a

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CRIMEBRIEFS Aggravated burglary

Clane and Naas Gardaí are searching for three armed men in connection to an aggravated burglary on Tuesday last. At Ovidstown, Straffan circa 3.10pm, three men were seen running from a house. It is understood that the men were armed with a machete and crowbar. Two men are reported to have been wearing black clothing while another was dressed in white. Anyone with information is asked to contact Naas Garda station on 045 884300.

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Several thousand euros worth of equipment has been reported stolen from the National Stud in Kildare. A padlock was cut open in order to gain entry between 9am on June 8 last and 10pm on June 9. Gardaí in Kildare town are appealing for witnesses. Equipment stolen included leather halters and leads. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kildare Garda Station on 045 527 730.

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the hot weather. According to a Garda spokesperson, burglaries and thefts from sheds/garages and gardens increased by one third in the summer despite residential burglaries generally decreasing at this time. Over €1.8 million worth of property was stolen from sheds/garages and gardens in burglaries over the past 12 months. Tools, gardening equipment and bicycles were the bulk of the valuables stolen, estimated to be circa €1.4 million.

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The longest serving Garda in Naas has retired following 40 years’ service. Naasbased Garda John Kennedy spent all of his 40 years’ service based at Naas Garda Station. A colleague of Garda Kennedy, Garda Ronan Mannion said: “He is a huge loss to Naas. He was a legend.”

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Busy week at Newbridge Silverware! Factory tour launches for the first time in its 84 year history A new guided tour of Newbridge Silverware factory allows visitors to witness firsthand how Ireland’s largest lifestyle brand produces authentic tableware, jewellery and giftware on their own premises. The Museum of Style Icons, which features garments and other memorabilia from iconic celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana and many more, has also been expanded to allow space for visiting exhibitions. The new €300,000 investment will attract an estimated 100,000 extra visitors each year and will create 10 new jobs. Factory workers and crafts

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people are photographed here at Tuesday’s launch. Newbridge Silverware has been making quality products at the Newbridge factory since 1934, and

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Route for Naas Road chosen soon Action-packed A route for the proposed Naas Inner Relief Road is expected to be chosen in coming weeks - but thousands of residents affected by the controversial project remain vehemently opposed. A large public meeting held in the Osprey Hotel on April 30 heard that the quality of life and house values would be adversely affected in residential areas if Route 1 or 2 is chosen. These population areas include: Mountain View, Sunday's Well, The Paddocks, Elmwood, Woodlands, Kingsfurze, Kings Court, The Gallops and Racecourse Gate, as well as areas of Monread and Tipper Road. One resident said: "This road was first planned for Naas around 20 years ago when the population of the town at the time was 11,000 people – when it may have been fit for purpose. "However more recently compiled projections show that Naas is set to grow to 29,000 people by 2024 – so it makes very little sense now due to these larges population areas along the routes." The Council believes that the project will alleviate the current traffic congestion and delays experienced in Naas Town Centre, on the existing R445 Dublin Road and the R410 Blessington Road. It is estimated that the completion of the Road could also facilitate the construction of hundreds of new houses in

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Naas by 2021. Issues around the proposed development will be raised at the next meeting between councillors with Council officials on June 19. Cllr Seamie Moore has tabled a motion that a motor-

way Ride and Park facility located off the M7 near Naas would reduce traffic in and around the town. He added: "This would enable essential vehicle movement on a less congested motorway to Dublin."

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symptoms including skin rash, articular and central nervous system complications. He also has Down Syndrome. His mother, Aisling, says that there is a real need for a new school for St Raphael’s. She said: “We are always ďŹ ghting for things, there is no deďŹ nite location and no time frame. We are constantly adding on pre-fabs.â€? Ms McNiffe worries about where her son will attend when he turns 18. She said: “There is not enough special needs schools in Co Kildare. It

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Midsummer Arts Festival 2018 The Midsummer Arts Festival is now in its third year and hence, the organisers have really stepped up the entertainment and buzz! This year’s programme includes a performance by the versatile Jack L, with pop-up choirs, live music on the Street, a Wandering Magician - Zorbs are back due to popular demand and so is the Pop up Planetarium. Hopkins Jazz Band, Bunoscion and PartyRox are going to get you all shaking in the streets. A little bit of Zumba on the main stage, some great Irish Traditional music and fun, face-painting, bubble making and art everywhere you go! The festival kicks off at 33 South Main Street on June 22 with a ‘Play Your Cards Right’ night, followed by some live music. On Saturday there will be entertainment from McAuley Place on Sallins Road, Poplar Square to the Harbour. A carousel will be at Poplar Square to entertain the little ones, while the adults can chill out and enjoy the main stage fun. The Harbour is the place to go to burn off some energy with Zorbing! Dross Evolution have workshops all day and you can try a new skill at McAuley Place with Zuza Crafts! Saturday night Jack L takes over St Davids will a performance which is nearly sold out already. Book tickets thought

Launch of the Midsummer Arts Festival at the Moat Theatre, Naas. Photo: Aishling Conway

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Venue: The Ivy Cookery School, Rathangan On: Tuesday, June 19 Network Ireland Kildare is delighted to welcome members and friends to a BBQ  Masterclass, cookery demonstration, cocktail and meal at The Ivy Cookery School in Rathangan on Tuesday, 19 June at 7pm. Niamh Swail, owner and resident chef, has enjoyed a long-standing passion for food and teaching.  Trained at Cordon Blue level and as a graduate of Darina Allen’s internationally acclaimed Ballymaloe Cookery School, Niamh has honed and perfected her culinary expertise.  Since first opening its doors for business in 2007, Niamh as grown the Ivy’s loyal following.   With a business management degree and being a qualified speech and drama teacher, Niamh’s personable teaching style and natural presentation skills lend themselves perfectly to the learning culinary experience.  Her informative and accessible demonstrations and

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Network Ireland Kildare are delighted to have Niamh Swail host their next event, a BBQ and cookery demo at The Ivy Cookery School, Rathangan.

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Network Ireland Kildare Branch is an organisation for women in business, the professions and the arts. With over 1000 members spread across 13 branches in Ireland, the Kildare branch of Network Ireland is one of the most dynamic in Ireland, hosting monthly events

ranging across a variety of topics including Women in Leadership, Communication Skills, Marketing and Finance.   We also celebrate International Women’s Day in March, have our annual Business Awards Competition and our very successful Annual Charity lunch in November.   We have over 80 members from a large variety of professions, from sole traders to CEO’s of large organisations and all are very welcome.  For further information, please contact:   Tara Lane PRO, Network Ireland Kildare Branch on 087 978 9318.

Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance will celebrate internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, poet and artist Dame Ninette de Valois in her hometown of Blessington, on the 120th anniversary of her birth. Events include a Gala Tribute entitled ‘Invitation to the Dance’ in the Tramway Theatre on June 29 and 30, at 8pm featuring Irish National Youth Ballet, Degani Ensemble, guest dancers from Cork City Ballet, premier showing of Spectre de la Rose featuring Zoe Ashe-Browne and Dominic Harrison and filmed at Russborough House for the Festival. Local historian and author Jim Corley of Blessington History Circle will introduce the event. Also at the Tramway Theatre on June 30, 12 noon, ‘Madame’ - a roundtable discourse on Ninette de Valois with invited guests including Paul Johnstone of Dance Ireland and Joanna Banks, one of the last dancers who worked with de Valois. At 2.30pm, Russborough House  and the Beit Foundation will host an Afternoon Tea Dance at The Hippodrome with the awardwinning Ballymore Eustace Concert Band. Entrance is free, guests are invited to dress in period costumes of their choice. On Sunday, July 1 at 12 noon, a memorial piece will be unveiled at Main Street, in recognition of her wonderful legacy and special place among her community, followed by an afternoon of festivities at the Main Square with guest musicians and dancers. This inaugural festival is a collaboration between Blessington & District Forum and Interpretive Artists Ireland; it is supported by the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Wicklow Arts Office, Wicklow County Council, Irish Actors Equity and Russborough House among others. Artwork by Niamh Grace Dowling of Blessington Community College.


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Racegoers attending Derby Festival Weekend will also be able to examine the impressive redevelopment work carried out at the Curragh. The new Parade Ring looks splendid, the famous Queen's Room has been relocated to its new home where it can be admired and families can also enjoy the new Bistro and Playground. High-quality temporary facilities are in place everywhere throughout the course to ensure a very comfortable day out. The centre piece of the new redevelopment - a major

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The Kildare & West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KWWSPCA) is a Registered Charity (Number CHY 6280) that investigates and deals with reports of cruelty and neglect to animals of all sorts; family pets, wild animals and birds, and horses, ponies and donkeys, throughout County Kildare and West Wicklow. The Society is run entirely on a voluntary basis, there are no paid employees.

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Microchipping is cheap (between €25 and €35 in most vets) and a tag for the collar will cost less than €10. Not a high price to pay to ensure that if your dog gets lost, it will be returned to you quickly. And it is also now a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped and registered in your name, and to have a tag on it collar with its owner’s contact details. The KWWSPCA and the Kildare Dog Pound are still finding a lot of dogs that are not

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Fred, George and Ron Fleasley need homes! These 3 boys are kittens that have been handreared by one the KWWSPCA’s very special volunteers, Fred and George since they were 2days old and Ron since he was 2 weeks old. They are now 6 weeks old, sweet and playful. They are well socialised with people, dogs and cats. Fred the white kitten is deaf and will need an entirely indoor home. They have all been given their first vaccinations and worm dose. There is a €20 adoption fee per kitten to help offset their veterinary and other costs. If you are interested in adopting any of these lovely kittens please call 086 1751841

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Would you have a special place in your heart and home for a visually impaired Lurcher puppy? Cameron and Mitchell came into the care of the KWWSPCA when they were 4 weeks old after being locked in a box for days with no food, water or their mom, covered in fleas and very underweight.

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Crossings Toyota support Special Olympics’ Ireland Games

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Crossings Motor Centre and Special Olympics Ireland were delighted to launch their new partnership recently ahead of the 2018 Special Olympic Ireland Games. The Naas based dealership have donated a total of 14 vehicles to Special Olympics Ireland for use over the upcoming Ireland Games to support the transport needs of athletes, medical personnel and volunteers across the four day spectacle. Included in this motor pool are two wheel cheer accessible vehicles that were kindly donated by Crossings mobility partners Motability Ireland, Co Meath. The Games will consist of

over 1,600 Special Olympic Athletes, with 54 athletes from Co Kildare, competing in 13 sports in venues throughout Dublin, Meath and Kildare from June 14 – June 17. All this, makes the Ireland Games the largest sporting event to take place in Ireland this year and one that will be largely spearheaded by a magnificent team of over 2,500 volunteers from across Ireland. Sinead O’Brien , Marketing Executive with Crossings Motor Centre said: “This is the first year Crossings Motor Centre have partnered with Special Olympics Ireland and we have to say, we are delighted to be associated with such a

dedicated and hard-working team of athletes and organisers. We approached the Leinster Special Olympics back in December about sponsorship and couldn’t be more pleased to help out in any way we could when we heard about all the events they had planned.” Not only are Crossings supporting Special Olympics in the form of car sponsorship, but a team from Crossings recently took part in the VHI Mini Marathon on behalf of Special Olympics Leinster and they will once again be pairing together on October 6th for the annual Special Olympics “Cops and Donuts” event in Newbridge in conjunction with An Garda

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Overheating! The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a report recently which suggested that the Irish economy was overheating. I am not a great fan of the OECD because sometimes, it tries to be sensational. Nevertheless, there is merit in what is being said this time. Indeed, they have been saying this for quite some time now - over a year - that some of the vital signs of a weakness in the economy are out there. This includes the “over pricing” Dublin property market which is running at a rate of 17% per annum and is, in my book, out of control. Other pointers include the concerns over Brexit where there is total uncertainty in 2019 which is only around the corner. The British Government and the Irish Govern-

ment have not sorted out the border issue and, although the Irish take the line of the Europeans, Britain has diddered while the Northern Assembly has not reformed. If this continues, the uncertainty will lead to swings and roundabouts in full economics as exporters think twice about looking for the British market where consistency/ continuity is paramount. This will lead to a falloff in labour and as a result,lead to unemployment or immigration. They are increasing impetus for changes to the consolidated tax base in Europe. This agenda is being pushed by the semi socialist rhetoric there is not helping. Ireland, uniquely, must hold onto its Corporation Tax rate at 12½% and we are being bullied to get this down. Soundings from Govern-

ment lately are that we want to appease our European neighbours and that could suggest a seismic change in this no matter what the talk is. Coupled with this Donald Trump is now into a trade war with Europe, which includes Ireland, as part of same. This means that they will start charging tariffs on exports which will affect Ireland if not to the same extent as other countries. The fact that Foreign Direct Investors (FDI) are here from the USA and the Trump administration is looking for them to return is also equally helped by the fact that the European regulators want the tax rate to increase and take more of the pie from the Americans. The OECD are concerned for a hit on the interest rate as well, which could go up

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because of the Italian crisis in the last couple of weeks and the price of oil. This would affect the bottom line pockets of as many as 8,000 mortgage holders taken out before the crash. If they default, this would cause a further financial shock. The OECD say they don’t like previous periods of Eurozone uncertainly The Europeans have reclassified Ireland as that of a Eurozone rather than a peripheral economy. Although the fundamentals still remain good, they add, shock waves of any nature would filter down from many of the headings already pointed out causing a serious problem for Ireland. All in all, capital spending progress must be continued and pursued as it is an excellent idea. Look at the roll out recently by the Government of an infrastructural fund for the country concentrating as well on the outside of Dublin areas. But demands on public sector pay must be resisted at all costs as this is where the rot will set in.

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Naas Musical Society getting All Shook Up for new show Naas Musical Society held their well-attended AGM last week and reviewed their season. Their annual production was cut short by the snow in March – which had a profound effect on finances and fundraising for the coming season will be very much to the fore for the new committee. The committee elected on the night is as follows: chairperson, Rosemarie O'Dowd. Vice Chair, Sue Kelly, Secre-

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Jockey Shane Foley gets wrapped up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby spirit as he helps launch the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Best Dressed Window Competition. The competition urges local  businesses in Newbridge and Kildare Town to decorate their shopfronts in a bid to reflect the spirit of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, horse racing and the

city of Dubai. A prize fund of €3,000 is up for grabs, courtesy of the festival title sponsor and airport retailer, Dubai Duty Free.   Prizes will be  available from first to third place, with €1,500 for the winner, €1,000 for second place and €500 for  third.   The winner and a guest will also enjoy full hospitality in the private Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Pavilion

on Derby Day, Saturday, 30 June. Flags and bunting are available for shops and businesses to use, contact Aileen O’Brien or Sophie Kavanagh at O’Brien PR to register your interest and to receive your pack.  Judging will take place on Tuesday, 26 June. Register your  interest now by emailingbestdressedwindow@ obrienpr.com  or call O’Brien PR on (045) 407 017.

Naas Lions Club serving the Community for 40 years Celebration night on June 23 in Naas

Naas Lions Club work constantly fundraise to support local needs. They are photographed here handing over more than €25,000 to St Vincent de Paul.

Naas Lions Club celebrates its 40th birthday this year having been founded in 1978. Lion’s members, men and women, improve the quality of life in their own communities by supporting organisations and institutions which provide services and facilities to those who need it most. Since 1978, Naas Lions Club has supported many local charitable causes and groups. The club has been very active in its support of Naas Hospital, contributing over the years to the provision of heart monitors and stress management facilities. The first president of Naas Lions Club was Dr Michael Waldron, a tireless worker on behalf of the hospital. To celebrate its 40 anniversary, former and present club members are hosting a special Charter Dinner in Lawlor’s Hotel, Naas on Saturday 23 June. Guests are welcome to attend but note, already tickets are in demand so please contact now if you’d like to attend. Guest speaker

on the night will be Fr Peter McVerry. Among other organisations to benefit from Naas LC fundraising are Naas and Sallins branches of St Vincent de Paul, Kildare Suicide Bereavement Support, St Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh, KARE, McAuley Place Residents and Naas Care of the Aged Centre. Naas LC are proud of their long association with the Care of the Aged Centre, and host a traditional Christmas party each year. Club President, Mr. Cyriel Varwijk said: “Our involvement with this Centre and the people who use it is very important to our club. We see the enjoyment and pleasure that our Christmas party gives to our senior citizens. During this current club year local organisations and others will benefit to the tune of €50,000 in donations, with our fundraising events to date having raised a total of €1.7m. Our events are very well supported and we are very grateful to the local community

and business people for their ongoing support. Our motto is ‘We Serve’. We have no administrative overheads, all our work is voluntary, so people can be assured that every cent we collect benefits local people who are in need”. While the main focus of Naas Lions Club is on the local community there is also a major international dimension. The club is affiliated to the International Association of Lions Clubs, which has over 46,000 clubs in 219 countries across the world and over 1.4m members, who support disaster relief, drug abuse prevention, sight preservation, health awareness programmes and a number of youth initiatives. Tickets cost €50 each and sold on a “first come, first served” basis. Contact Noel Herlihy at 086-825 7373, Dr John Kehoe at 086-843 7017 or Tom Keightley at 087-226 4133. Note, it is Black Tie, Prosecco Reception at 7.15pm; dinner at 8pm (Four Course Meal with Wine). At Lawlor’s of Naas on Saturday, June 22.

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For the reflection on the gospel for next Sunday 17 June, Faith matters publishes the commentary from Reality, the Redemptorist publication. “Chapter 4 of Mark’s Gospel is usually known as ‘the parable chapter’. We read its final section today, two short parables together with a brief explanation of why Jesus uses parables. Parables are intended for the mass audience who come to hear the preaching of Jesus. They are attractive and easily remembered stories or examples that will stick in the mind of those who have heard them, and perhaps force them to think more deeply about what they have heard. Sometimes the deeper meaning of a parable might not always be clear, so Jesus needs to explain everything to the disciples when they are alone. This private teaching usually takes place in the house away from the crowd. “The first parable would have been fairly obvious to the people of a farming background who formed the bulk of Jesus’ audience. The farmer’s responsibility is to prepare the soil, and then scatter the seed but he cannot make

the rain fall or the sun shine. Rain and heat cause the miracle of growth. All the farmer can do is wait patiently for seed to sprout, and be ready for the harvest. The kingdom of God is like seed. Jesus has sown the word and must now wait for it to bear fruit. “The second parable about mustard seeds makes the same point. The size of the seed bears little resemblance to what it will cause to grow. The mustard seed is tiny, and despite what the Gospel says, it will produce more a large bushy shrub than a tree. This parable probably has been embellished a little as it was passed down in the community. Teachers and preachers in the early community may have seen the potential for expanding this parable by borrowing some details from the prophet Ezekiel’s allegory of the cedar (today’s first reading). Just as the cedar tree was an image for Israel, so the mustard plant is an image for the church. Despite its humble beginnings in the lifetime of Jesus, it is now growing into a larger community spreading to many nations. Just as a tree provides a home for nesting birds, the church provides a home for all nations.”

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A young woman appeared before Naas District Court after being found in possession of two ecstasy tablets, to the value of €20. The court heard how at Knockinstockin Festival in 2016, the young woman was found in possession of the tablets. Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce, told the court how the accused wants to travel and understands the risk she has put herself in. Judge Bernadette Owens ordered that she pay €300 to Meals on Wheels, and on payment, the matter was struck out.

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A Judge at Naas District Court says she is 'concerned' about the 'pattern of behaviour' in a Newbridge man, facing charges of public order and criminal damage. Evidence was heard how the accused was charged with failing to wear a seat-belt at the Curragh Racecourse, on August 23, 2016. He was also charged with Section 4 Public Order at Lakeside Park, criminal damage to a window, on November 6, 2017, and Section 6 Public Order on February 24, 2017. The court heard how on November 10, 2017, a dispute had emerged between the accused and his mother. Garda

evidence outlined that the accused 'caused damage to the window of the house by trying to gain entry'. The court heard how the window has since been fixed. At Naas District Court, Garda evidence outlined how on February 24, 2017, they were called to a 'disturbance' at the house. Garda evidence told how the accused was 'highly intoxicated' and was 'arrested for his own safety.' The court heard how he had nine previous convictions, including a number of road traffic offences. Aisling Murphy BL said that the accused has paid for the criminal damage caused to the window of his mother's house. The court heard how the accused, who suffers from Crohn's Disease, receives Carers Allowance, to look after his mother. Judge Bernadette Owens said: "I am concerned about the pattern of behaviour." She ordered that the accused is assessed for suitability to the Restorative Justice Programme, by September 28, next, in order to 'address any alcohol and anger issues.'

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A Kildare town mother of nine children has been convicted of assault at Naas District Court. On Thursday, the 38-yearold woman appeared, facing charges of threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, at Silken Thomas, Kildare, and assault, at the Dublin Road, Kildare, on November 22, 2015. The injured party outlined in court how a 'row started in the bathroom' of the Silken Thomas. At Naas District Court, the injured party said: "She heard me mention her name, I had congratulated her and her husband on their wedding." The injured party told the court how after the nightclub, she was approached by the accused. In court, evidence was given by the injured party how the accused 'walked out of the darkness.' The injured party said: "She grabbed me, she did not stop until somebody stopped it. She was punching me, grabbing my hair." Under cross-examination by Defence Solicitor, Conal

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2 years driving ban

A woman living in the midlands who Naas District Court heard was involved in a single vehicle crash was banned from driving for two years. The 33-year-old woman with an address in Edenderry, Co Offaly, appeared before Naas District Court.. She was charged with driving a car,

while exceeding the alcohol limit, at Friarstown, Kildare, on July 1, 2016. Garda evidence outlined how the accused was stopped following a single vehicle road accident and failed the roadside breath-test. The court heard how she made full admissions. Judge Bernadette Owens imposed a two year driving ban on the Lithuanian national, who is currently unemployed. She was convicted and fined €300 with six months to pay. Recognisances in the event of appeal were set at €250.

€6,000 drugs seizure

A Co Kildare man is due before Naas District Court again this September in connection to the seizure of several thousand euros worth of drugs. The 34-year-old man is charged with being in possession of cannabis at a house in Kilcullen, on February 13, 2017. Also he is charged with being in possession of cocaine, for sale or supply, on the same date, at the same house in Kilcullen. Garda evidence outlined at Naas District Court, how the accused is facing charges in connection to €6,000 worth of drugs. Judge Bernadette Owens ordered that the accused is to appear before Naas District Court again on September 20, next.

Student gets 2 years ban

A Computer Science student got a two years ban from driving at Naas District Court. Evidence was heard how on July 18, 2015, at 11.10pm, on the BallymoreEustace Road, Naas, the accused 'failed to yield' at a checkpoint. The court heard how the accused was found to have a reading of 64microgramme of alcohol per 100millilitres of breath. Defence Solicitor Conal Boyce, outlined how the accused, a 37-year-old man is 'currently studying' to get a qualification in Computer Science. Judge Bernadette Owens ordered that the accused pay a €250 fine and get banned from driving for two years.

No insurance

The mother of a young baby was driving without insurance because the direct debit had not been withdrawn and she had not been notifi ed, Naas District Court heard. Evidence was heard at Naas District Court, how on March 21, 2017, at 11pm, on Monasterevin Road, Kildare, a checkpoint was in operation. The court heard how the woman who now has a five month- old- baby failed to produce tax, had no insurance and no NCT. Evidence was given that she had no previous convictions. Defence Solicitor, Timmy Kennelly, outlined how the accused's driving licence

had expired and her insurance was not in order due to a problem with the direct debit. Mr Kennelly said: "She had lost her job at the time, she now has a five month old son, she is receiving social welfare." He added that she had been driving without insurance because unknown to her, the direct debit had not been processed. Judge Bernadette Owens ordered that the accused was convicted and fined €100 for driving without a driving licence. She was also convicted and fined €100 for failing to produce NCT. Judge Owens convicted and fined the accused €350 for not having insurance, she was given five months to pay. The Judge added that she would not disqualify her from driving due to her having insurance on the car and issues with the direct debit. She was granted free legal aid.

Petrol drive off

A man with 25 previous convictions appeared before Naas District Court after putting petrol in his car at a filling station and driving off. The accused pleaded guilty. Evidence was given how the accused put €13.17 worth of petrol in his car, at a Naas filling station, and drove off without making an attempt to pay, on September 4, 2017. The court heard how he had a number of previous convictions including a hit and run, public order, trespass and a number of theft matters. Aishling Murphy BL, said that the accused on the day had forgotten his wallet and has little recollection of the incident. She outlined that all of the previous convictions 'stem from a problem with alcohol'. Judge Bernadette Owens convicted the accused to four months in prison.

€20 of cannabis

A young woman caught in possession of €20 worth of cannabis at Knockinstockin Festival appeared before Naas District Court. The young woman was charged with Section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act. She pleaded guilty. Evidence was heard how at 8.47pm, at the Knockinstockin Festival, the accused was found with €20 worth of cannabis. Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce, told the court how on the day, she was 'out with friends' and 'succumbed to the mood of the place.' Mr Boyce said: "She was rolling a cigarette when Gardaí approached." The court heard how she had no previous convictions. Defence asked that the young woman would be allowed contribute to a charity, in order to avoid a conviction. Judge Bernadette Owens ordered that the woman pay €300, which she handed into the court. The charge under the Misuse of Drugs Act was struck out.


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PURE BEAUTY FEATURE

Pure Beauty Prosperous now under new management Pure Beauty Prosperous in now under the management of local beauty therapist Niamh Wynne. The busy mother of two established a wide clientele working from her home in Robertstown in recent years. Having recently moved to Allenwood, Niamh was looking for a premises as the demand for her business expanded and was thrilled when the premises at Main

Street in Prosperous became available. “With my children now aged 5 and 11, and the demand for my beauty services growing, it was a great opportunity for me, and right here on my doorstep, so to speak!” said Niamh. “I qualified 12 years ago, and have been busy ever since! “Joining me here at Pure Beauty is Lisa Ryan from Kil-

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dare Town, who is well known in the beauty business across Co Kildare, having working in several elite beauty clinics”.

Dermologica

Pure Beauty Prosperous use Dermologica products, the world leading brand for natural, quality ingredients. “I believe totally in Dermologica” said Niamh. “It’s such a quality brand, with a touch of luxury and it has such a diverse range of treatments and products, to suit all skin types and ages. “I’d recommend any Dermalogica products such as the Multivitamin Recovery Mask, Daily Microfoliant and when used with special cleansing gel and skin smoothing cream, the results are amazing. There is something for everyone here, whether you’ve dry or oily skin, whether you’re young or mature and we have so many fabulous facials and treatments to choose from. Honestly, give yourself a refreshing, rejuvenating antistress facial and then try our Dynamic Skin Recovery or

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All beauty treatments are catered for at Pure Beauty, from waxing, tanning, manicures and nail treatments, pedicures, etc. Also eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting and shaping. “We cater for make overs for special occasions, and as always, we are mindful of each individual’s skin tones and colouring. By the same token, we use Liberaté’s Vita

Organic tanning products, suitable for vegans, it gives a flawless finish and is ideal for the pale Irish complexion. We guarantee no orange tans here at Pure Beauty!”

Waxperts!

Niamh is trained in Waxperts, the award winning Irish brand for waxing treatments. A recent testimonial on their Facebook page cited: “Niamh did my waxing using Waxperts. I had never used it before and had heard so many things about it. I went in like a gorilla and came out like

beach Barbie! Niamh, you are so professional and lovely, and you have truly transformed my opinion on waxing. Will be back soon for my holiday top-up. Thanks so much!”

Opening Hours

Pure Beauty is open from 10am-6pm, Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday from 9am5pm. After hours appointment available if required. Contact Niamh at 045 840 054 to make an appointment or pop in to Pure Beauty at Main Street, Prosperous, beside Diva Hair.


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Naas Credit Union changes name to Life Credit Union Since 1968, Naas Credit Union has been serving the community of Naas, but in recent years has grown to include Maynooth and Newbridge within their membership. Speaking of the name change Sean Murray, CEO Life Credit Union said: “Our new name is a strong and positive name, that we feel reflects our growing membership. "We are grateful to our members for the years of trust and loyalty and look forward to serving our members as Life Credit Union for many years to come.” "The name change will not affect the accounts of the 37,000+ members the Credit Union serves. “It will be business as usual, only with a new name and look,” continued Sean. Members’ account numbers will remain the same and any existing arrangements will stay in place. Marion Hanlon, Chairman of Life Credit Union added: “Our

name may have changed, but we haven’t. "We’re still the same credit union, dedicated to supporting our members. "We remain committed to providing all of our members

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ENTERTAINMENT

Compelling duo Parle and Barnes Kildare star's debut album at the Riverbank on June 21. rockets to #1 on iTunes charts Two of Ireland's finest songwriters and perf o r m e r s L u a n   P a r l e  and  Clive  Barnes will perform next week at The Riverbank in Newbridge, during the ongoing celebration of June Fest. Parle and Barnes have for many years been gaining an international reputation as solo performers, and have performing together to sell out audiences across Ireland, US & Europe over the past three years. Meteor & Tatler Award winner Luan Parle has had numerous hits and accolades. Her top 10 hit single 'Ghost' spent three months in the Irish Charts and was the most played Irish single of that year. Parle  signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age and has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful songwriters and producers including Grammy award winning Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crowe, Michael Jackson, Prince, Travelling Wilburys, Elton John) and Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, The Pre-

tenders, Whitney Houston, The Bangles, Celine Dion). Parle signed with Elton John’s Management Company Twenty First Artists and opened for Elton three nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo. Roll The Dice was a Luan's last EP release with 3 single releases from the EP titled 'Day Is Done', 'Roll The Dice' and ‘You're Not Here’.  All single releases topped the iTunes Chart, with 'Day  Is  Done' peaking at No 8 in the Irish Airplay Charts and No.35 in the overall airplay charts, reaching an audience of almost 8 million listeners. Parle  released her critically acclaimed album 'Free' in 2007; with three albums under her belt, she is currently working material for her next release later in 2018. Clive  Barnes  is highly regarded as one of the finest performers on the roots circuit and has been gaining a worldwide reputation as one of the finest songwriters and guitarists on today's scene.

Having released four critically acclaimed albums of his own, he has played and recorded with some of the finest musicians on the world stage including Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb and also shared stages with Dr John, Jeff Beck, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Gary Clark Jr to name but few. Barnes has played numerous US, UK and European Tours and taken various awards, Including Album of the Year for “Welcome to Farewell” in the US magazine ‘Acoustic Guitar'. His new album 'Get Low' is due for release in 2018. Not to be missed – Luan Parle and Clive Barnes at the Riverbank on Thursday, June 21, starting 8pm. Admission €15. For full listing of remaining June Fest events, log onto http://junefest.ie/

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS AT THE MOAT – THE IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP The Moat Club is excited to bring Steel Magnolias to the Moat stage from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 June. Alternately hilarious and touching, Steel Magnolias has enchanted audiences for decades, celebrating as it does the value of enduring female friendships. Truvy's Beauty Salon is a home from home for the ladies of the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana. The six distinctly different women we meet in Robert Harling’s heart-warming play gather at Truvy’s to exchange gossip and share what’s going on in their lives. Truvy and Annelle make them look good, but her salon also makes

them feel good about themselves because it is a place in which they can be themselves among their friends. Those friendships prove invaluable when tragedy strikes. Mary Newman directs a fantastic cast. Shelby Eatenton is played by Libby Trappe, while her mother M’Lynn is portrayed by Sarah Gallagher. Truvy Jones, the salon owner, is Amanda Ryan and her assistant Annelle is Lisa Moorhead. Curmudgeonly Ouiser, played by Ann Hurley, and eccentric millionaire Miss Clairee, Moll Fullam, complete the cast. The playwright, Robert Harling, who was an actor, was inspired to write the play

By Kim O'Leary It's been a busy few months for Kildare-born Americana, alt-country singer Megan O'Neill with her new debut solo album 'Ghost of You' soaring to the coveted #1 spot on the Country iTunes charts for Ireland and the UK. Released on Friday, June 8, talented Megan O’Neill (28) from Ballymore Eustace she has recorded and performed with local musicians in Nashville, as well as performing with Irish singer Gavin James at JJ Abram’s Oscar Wilde party in LA. Megan went to secondary school at Cross and Passion in Kilcullen before attending university at UCD studying psychology, before deciding to embrace her great love of song-writing and performing on stage. Her late grandfather Johnny Murphy was a highly regarded tenor, with her mum Aine, aunties and cousins all having good voices and a great love for music After university, Megan moved to Nashville in the US to further her singing career and she describes living and working in the city as “an incredible experience but it definitely came with its struggles.” Megan’s career has gone from strength to strength since the release of her debut EP ‘Coming Home’ in 2015 which reached #1 in the Irish country charts as well as winning her the ‘UK EP of the Year’ (W12 Music). In September 2017, Megan was back in the studio writing and recording her debut solo album in Nashville with producer/songwriter Zak Lloyd for her latest album 'Ghost of You' which includes 12

Megan O'Neill solo album went straight to No 1 on itunes Country Charts in Ireland and the UK

fantastic songs written by Megan and Zak Lloyd. The first single from the album ‘Why I Need You’ was a hit with over 100,000 video views in under a month when it came out in October 2017, while her second single ‘Ghost Of You’ has also done very well in the chart. Speaking to The Kildare Post, Megan said: “I think as songwriters we pull inspiration from all sorts of experiences in our lives. That was the case with this album too. ‘Why I Need You’ is a straight-up love song, ‘Ghost of You’ is more about love, loss and shedding layers. I thought long and hard about each track on the album

as we had to select these twelve tracks from over one hundred originally, so they all mean something to me.” Outside of her music career, Megan also enjoys running and she has done 2 full marathons. Next up for Ballymore Eustace’s shining star Megan is a tour of Ireland, UK, Germany and the US. “I’m actually already in the process of planning for the next album which we’re hoping to record in October too,” Megan said. Megan’s debut solo album ‘Ghost of You’ is out on now and it is also available on iTunes and all online platforms.

Annelle (Lisa Moorhead) does the hair of Miss Clairee (Moll Fullam) in Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias Truvy (Amanda Ryan) gets Shelby (Libby Trappe) ready for her wedding day

by events in his own family. Steel Magnolias premiered off-Broadway at the WPA Theater in 1987, then quickly

transferred to the Lucille Lortel Theater and became an instant sensation, running for three years and spawning the

hit 1989 movie, starring the then unknown Julia Roberts, , as Shelby. Tickets are available from

the Moat Theatre Box Office on 045 883 030 or on www. moattheatre.com.


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Maxi Skirts

OK, so as many of you know, I am a bit leg conscious! I’m a classic Pear body shape and as an Image Consultant, it is all about enhancing the good and disguising the flaws. So a maxi skirt is great for this! It’s something I’ve always had and love, and hides those knees! They are fantastic for hotter days at home or abroad! I love the jersey fabric ones! They are so comfy and easy to wear! And they go with pretty much every footwear! A lot of petite ladies avoid maxi skirts but actually if it’s in a block colour and is in a pencil jersey style it can actually elongate you! They are fab with wedges but equally amazing with converse or flip flops! I always buy good base colours like black, navy, grey or khaki because they go with most colour tops! Great places to buy nice maxi skirts are H&M, Vila, Twirl Boutique Newbridge, Secret Kloset Kilcullen, Mary Grant Newbridge and sometimes even Tesco! The one I’m wearing in the picture is from Vila €24.99

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items in the summer months whether home or abroad! So here are my summer essentials that I can’t live without! Simplicity is the key! So they are my six essential basis items that I cannot live without during the summer months. Six very simple pieces, but by simply adding nice accessories, plain t-shits or blouses, outfits are very easily made up to accommodate any weather. Remember, don’t over think an outfit, sometimes the nicest outfits are made up of the most very basic items. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication! Thanks for taking the time to read my lovelies and I hope it’s been helpful! To get more summer inspiration looks come follow me on Facebook and Instagram! Gail

Now, Im a girl that likes a bit of height! Don’t get me wrong, I still love my flip flops, converse and flat sandals but I will always go for my wedges first.

Denim Jacket

Everyone needs a little Denim Jacket for a spring/ summer capsule wardrobe! It’s the most used item in my wardrobe this time of year whether home or abroad! Often used for traveling in, wearing in evenings over dresses while abroad when it gets a bit chilly but more often just used on a daily basis as a cover up at home! Let’s face it, we live in Ireland and our strapless/sleeveless days are few and far between!

So a light, soft, waist length denim jacket is a must! Perfect over sun dresses or skirts, turned up collar and you can pull off a really effortless look that always looks well and can bring you anywhere! It’s an item that never dates, will never let you down and will come out year after year! Great places to buy denim jacket are H&M, Vila, Oasis and New Look. The ones I’m wearing in the image are from Vila €59.99

My favourites are my black Tommy Hilfiger ones I got in the States but I also love my navy Penneys ones and Tesco black ones. My Penneys ones are 2 years old this summer are have still stood the test of time! Other great places to buy wedges are Dune London, Marks & Spencers, Pavers, Penneys, New Look and Debenhams.


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Light weight crepe /cargo trousers Now I’ll be honest! These are brand new to my summer essential list that I will never be without! Being a Pear shape, I find it very hard to get flattering cargo trousers! I find they are always too tight on my thigh and if I go up a size, the end up massive on my waist and bum area! Most of them are very masculine and ugly. But I discovered this pair in H&M recently with elasticated waist and turn up that are

slight ankle grazers on me, which I love! (Im 5.7) They have a slight stretch and the fabric is so light (but not see through) and super soft! I bought them in Khaki and loved them so much I returned and bought the black – €17.99 So a little tip when looking for summer cargo trousers that are flattering on a woman’s body shape, look for a little stretch in the fabric! It makes all the difference and less masculine looking! Another fantastic store for cargo trousers in a variety of colours is Vila Clothes!

Shirt Dress

This is one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. Once you put on a shirt dress and choose your footwear, you are dressed from head to toe in a classic, simple, elegant look that honestly can be dressed up or down! I’ve worn mine as a cover-up be by the

pool while on holidays. I’ve also worn it with strappy heeled sandals, statement belt and clutch bag for a night out! Great places to buy are Oasis, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, New Look and ASOS. The one I’m wearing in the image is from Stradivarius €39.99

Footless Tights

Now these are not necessarily for when I’m abroad, but definitely while I’m home here in Ireland. I love the little short sun dresses and tea dresses but I don’t love my knees! But by wearing the black footless tight means I don’t have to eliminate them from my wardrobe and I really love the look especially with wedges and wrap dresses. REMEMBER – Don’t change to suit fashion, change fashion to suit you!! And you will often see me with a Maxi Dress on with the same footless tights! WHY!! Because I just love that type of look! Not because I need to hide anything! It’s just another cool way to wear a dress. I wear my Zara Shirt Dress open to the thigh with my footless tight and love the way it looks! I bought mine in Penneys (€5) and I stock up on them when they are in stock but I did see recently that Marks & Spencers stock them too! (Just type in “footless tights” into their search engine!)

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The Origins of Father's Day 1) Father’s Day was invented by American Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to honour her father, a veteran who had, as a single parent, raised his six children. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910. 2) Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day was originally met with laughter. It was the target of much satire, parody and derision with a local newspaper complaining that it would lead to mindless promotions such as ‘National Clean Your Desk Day’. 3) The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924… but it wasn’t until in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day. 4) According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending holiday.

5) In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Police and emergency services are in high alert during the day. 6) Going for a floral gift? Traditionally fathers should be given the gift of white or red roses. The rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white one represents deceased father. 7) Surprisingly, the trusty slipper gift isn’t the most popular Father’s Day present – it’s actually a tie. 8) The world record for having the most number of children officially recorded is 69 by the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), a peasant from Moscow. His first wife gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. Dinnertimes must have been hectic!

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Newbridge Greyhound Stadium the ideal venue to celebrate with Dad and Grandad! If you're looking for something different for a great night out, or a relaxing day out with Dad and Grandad, you’ll find it at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium. The venue has been upgraded to a high standard, with several menu packages or meal deals available. NGS have a range of packages on offer to suit all budgets, so you can tailor a great night out that suits everyone – adults only or a mix of ages with a special Kiddie’s Menu too! It really is ideal for a family gathering, a social night out with friends or excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most exciting greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here. Newbridge Greyhound Stadium is within easy access of the Town Centre, so you have no shortage of things to do before or after your night of greyhound racing. You can watch all the action unfold from the comfort of the bar. Or maybe from your table in our bright and atmospheric restaurant, where you can relax and place a bet with our table-side Tote service.

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Wedding Showcase with Marietta Doran at Palmerstown House Estate

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Weekend Hotspot – The Mustard Seed Ballingarry Co Limerick The Mustard Seed a stunning period property in Co Limerick set on acres of magnificent gardens, with mature trees is worth travelling to for the dining experience alone. The original restaurant in nearby Adare opened in 1985 before moving location. Following years of success in Ballingarry, owner Dan Mullane decided to retire and former manager John Edward Joyce has taken full reign. There are also fourteen quirky bedrooms and suites in this perfectly proportioned Country House

should you wish to stay over and make a weekend of it! As food and hospitality are at the heart of The Mustard Seed much of the produce is home grown with a wide ranging seasonal menu to offer. Feel free to browse the organic fruit and vegetable gardens in terraces behind the hotel while the hens in the kitchen garden provide fresh free-range eggs for breakfast. The decor in the dining room reflects the former owner’s unique style very much matching the vibrancy of the food. Expect

Award Winning Cuisine at The Mustard Seed.

some residents dining with you however outside guests dominate the proceedings such is the popularity of this hidden gem. The restaurant has also received much acclaim over the years, and was listed as one of the top 3 finalists for Best Restaurant Ireland Award in 2014. The emphasis of a “Mustard Seed Wedding” is tailor made from the beginning offering a smaller, stylish, more select venue perfect for an intimate gathering of family and friends. The property also welcomes guests to stay with their well-behaved pets. Accommodation options here include a deluxe suite with doors opening onto the garden for convenience and lots of space for your pets sleeping arrangements. The Courtyard mews is also ideal with added spaciousness and access to the outside without having to come through the hotel reception areas. From a tourism perspective the local area is historically rich, culturally diverse and very beautiful. Nearby Adare village was once a

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marketplace during the Middle Ages, and was then part of the Dunraven Estate. As a result, the village’s appearance is more planned than others in Ireland, with the architecture a mixture between traditional Irish and a more English style. There are also a number of old abbeys and fortresses in the village, adding to Adare’s architectural charm. The region is also renowned for its wild Atlantic coastline (the Cliffs of Moher, Baltard and the Burren) and the River Shannon, which runs through rolling green hills and farmland. For the sports enthusiast there is a lot to do: horse racing at Limerick, Gaelic football, scuba diving, trout fishing in lakes or rivers – and, of course, the lure of some excellent golf courses including Adare.

The Mustard Seed is a member of Ireland’s Blue Book a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. These charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for a midweek or weekend break and those seeking a romantic getaway. Activities vary from golf, fishing, spas and cookery schools or just relaxing in warm and comfortable surroundings. Residential packages at Mustard Seed includes one nights deluxe accommodation, with evening meal and fully cooked to order Irish Breakfast the following morning all from €129.00 PPS. You’ll feel the difference the moment you arrive. www.irelandsbluebook.com

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Rachel Ward and Liam Kelly

Marietta Doran (Wedding Show Host)

Wedding Showcase with Marietta Doran at Palmerstown House Estate

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Friday June 15-17, 2018 The Annual Festival of Arts hosted in Dunlavin Village is fast approaching. The Wicklow village never fails to deliver a festival combining the talents of local artists and artisans, whilst also presenting great family fun, live music and entertainment. Novelty events include the Dog Show which will be hosted on Sunday, June 17 at 2pm. Categories include: Waggiest Tail, Best Rescue, Best Child Handler, Best Veteran,(dog over 10 years ), Best Trick and Obedience Excerise. Entry €2 and all proceeds go to Wicklow Rapid Response. Get the mutt preened and pampered, it’s always a popular event.

Set Dance Céilí

The annual Maureen Dennis Set Dance Céilí will be hosted in the Imaal Hall on Friday, June 15 at 9.30pm. The late Maureen was known acorss the breadth of Ireland amongst set dancing elite and is remembered fondly. Admission €10 with all proceeds in aid of St Bridgid's Hospice, the Curragh. A Bloomsday Musical Tea Party will take place on June 16 at 6.30pm in the Market House. Music will be provided by DARA quartet and tickets are available at €10. A popular event in the Festival’s schedule is Sunday’s Annual Craft Fair. Venue: the Imaal Hall on Sunday, June 17. Limited places left – contact Emma Lucy at 086 345 4079 if you’d like to sell your wares or home produce. Friday, June 15: Art exhibitions open from 6.30pm with Jessica Harrington officially launching the exhibitions at the 36th Festival of Arts at 7.30pm, followed by live music by Dorly O’ Sullivan and Phil Callery in Market House. Later in the Imaal Hall, there’s the Set Dance Céilí. Saturday, June 16: Farmers Market at the Schoolhouse Yard from 11am; 12 noon all exhibitions open. Kiddies will love the Puppet Show in the Imaal Hall at 2.30pm, second show 3.15pm. At 4pm, Camphill Theatre

Group at Murtagh’s Shop whilst the Bloomsday Tea Party will be hosted at the Market House from 6.30pm whilst bingo commences in the hall at 9pm. Sunday, June 17 is the busiest day of the festival with all exhibitions open from 12 noon. With a family fun day on the Green, events include a dance workshops, artisans and stall holders on the street, a Drumming Workshop at 2pm on the Green, the Dog Show on Cow Green, the Family Fun Day and Cartoon Character Show commencing at 2pm, on Dunlavin Green 12 noon – 5pm BBQ at Jonathan Swift School but you can expect live music from 3pm and lots of entertainment throughout the afternoon – even Yoga at 3pm! There will be further dance and drumming workshops and an over

50s ‘Walking Soccer’ on the Astro Turf in the playground at 6pm. Live Music throughout the Festival in local pubs – from 10pm onwards. Do be sure to drop over to Dunlavin for an amazing display of art supplied by leading West Wicklow and Co Kildare artists. See the full listing of exhibitors and venues below.

Jessica Harrington to officially launch the art exhibitions on Friday evening.

Solo Exhibition. Squash Court- Film “ A Terrible Hullabaloo” by Ben O' ConEven the Court House was

nor. bombed, yarn bombed that is! The Unhinged Gallery – Solo Exhibition by Marta Golobowska. Murtaghs’ – Dunlavin Photography Group Exhibition. Meitheal Upstairs Camphill Exhibition. AIB Bank House-Exhibition by Blessington Art Group- Cruthu Corner House Gallery. Family Exhibition Ballyrogan Expression. Full details of events on www. dunlavinartsfestival.com

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Market House – Professional Artists Old Schoolhouse – Emerging Artists Blue Door (Garda Station) – Judy Lawlor and Roisin Blade. Lite Door Gallery – Students’ Photographic/Craft Exhibition White Door Gallery-Signature - Michael Anderton Photography Signature Gallery Annick .

The Garda Station, bobbled by the Cub Yarn Bombers!

Art exhibitions in abundance at the Dunlavin Festival of Arts

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Launch of Kildare Derby Festival Programme in Studio One, Silken Thomas, Kildare Town.

EVENTS Photos: Ben Kelly

David and Siobhan Twomey

Catherine Darling and Natasha McLoughlin

Margie Sheridan John and Jane Morrison.

Tom Leigh Pat Ring former Earl of Kildare and Seamus Maher.

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Reggie Darling and Mark O'Loughlin

Martina McGovern and Clair Murphy

Other Side of the Coin

Treating hip pain with acupuncture Pain or discomfort around the hip region is a common problem among both genders and all ages. There are many conditions that cause hip pain such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis of iliotibial (IT) band, hamstring/groin strains, dislocation, fracture, infection, or just muscle tension. Hip bursitis is one of the most common causes of hip pain. Bursitis means inflamed bursa. A bursa is a small sac of fluid-filled cushion that prevents friction between bones and tendons. Bursitis is sometimes viewed as a condition among middle-aged or elderly persons. However, because bursitis can develop either by a direct trauma to the area,

prolonged pressure, or by repetitive friction of the iliotibial band on the bursa from overuse through sports and other activities, the condition is common among young individuals and athletes. Hip bursitis causes pain, aching, and stiffness. The pain may be dull, burning, or throbbing and it can be very severe.

Symptoms

Hip bursitis typically causes pain over the outside of the hip and thigh. The pain is often aggravated by excessive walking, running or stair climbing. The pain is often intensified at night, especially when one lies on the painful side. Practitioners can often detect a tender spot or an area that is painful to touch or pres-

sure on the greater trochanter region (the bony lump at the top of the outside of the thigh bone). A manoeuvre involving external rotation of the hip often elicits the pain. Getting up from a chair or getting out of a car can be difficult due to the pain and stiffness in the hip. Hip bursitis may cause radiating pain down the leg towards the knee. However, if pain radiates below the knee towards the foot, another cause or injury other than the hip needs to be investigated (such as sciatica). Another type of hip bursitis called ischial bursitis can cause pain in your buttock around the sitting bone and upper part of the hamstring muscles. In these cases pain is often aggravated after prolonged sitting on a hard surface.

Referral Pain

Pain or discomfort around the hip region is not always related to the hip itself. Because some nerves, which originate from the low back spine, pass through the buttocks and hips, hip pain can be a referral pain due to low

back injury. If you are experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling sensation below your knee, you may be suffering from sciatica associated with a lumbar related injury. However, it should be noted that the opposite case occurs as well and based on my clinical experience it is often overlooked by health professionals. Many cases of chronic recurring low back pain and spasms are actually triggered by underlying hip problems (pain or instability in hip joint causing recurring spasms in muscles in the low back). In such cases, patients receiving treatment and examination focusing only on their low back are unlikely to heal completely unless the underlying hip issue is properly addressed. In my own clinics I nearly always treat the back and hip together, so that I cover all the bases, whether the pain originates in the back or in the hip is then not an issue, my experience tells me that the best success is achieved when both back and hip are treated as one, this method leaves no stone unturned as

Sharing the ancient wisdom that is Chinese medicine to the origin of the pain itself. I find heat combined with acupuncture to be the best treatment of choice when it comes to hip problems. Electro acupuncture treatment is also very effective in some cases

Prevention

I have over the years prevented many people from having to go through hip replacement operations, when it gets to the stage of severe long term degeneration/neglect in the hip joint it is then much harder to treat but not impossible. Many people with advanced hip pain could have saved themselves going through excruciating replacement surgery, if only they had researched or where properly informed by their doctor of other treatment options and modalities that actually work. Most times people suffering with chronic hip pain have been attending medical doc-

tors for many years with the only treatment offered by these practitioners being anti-inflammatory medication. This is disastrous! This neglect only serves to cause further and further degeneration in the hip. These patients should have been referred by their doctors to an acupuncturist at an early stage so as to prevent further degeneration of the hip joint thus preventing surgery. Forget anti-inflammatory pills; as soon as you develop any kind of hip pain get yourself off to an acupuncturist ASAP! And save your hip!

Kim-Dip.Ac. Lic.Ac. C.Ac. China MQP is a registered licensed practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Treatments are VHi, LAYA healthcare (formerly Quinn), Hibernian Health (Vivas) and HSF Healthplan approved. E mail kim@naturalhealthireland.com or write to the Natural Health Centre, Millfield, Buncrana, Tel. 074/9362606, From North 00353749362606 or to the The Traditional Chinese Medical Practice, 5 Academy Court, Oliver Plunkett Rd., Letterkenny, Tel. 0863981882, from North 00353863981882. Visit the Website www.naturalhealthireland.com


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Launch of Kildare Derby Festival Programme in Studio One, Silken Thomas, Kildare Town.

EVENTS Photos: Ben Kelly Ingrid and Emily Dolard.

Joanne Byrne and Nicole Hyland 2017 Derby Festival Queen.

Noel Shannon MC for the launch, Sally Purcell Festival Event Organiser, Evan Arkwright Curragh Racecourse, Muarice Heffernan Committee member and Brian Flangan Silken Thomas

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even the most discerning spa aficionado.” Stretching over 10,000 sq ft the spa is set over three floors with the thermal suite offering a range of heating experiences including double and single seaweed baths, a dry floatation bed, Rasul Chamber, heated, mosaic, free standing stone loungers and a Salt Grotto. Meanwhile, two distinctly different relaxation rooms will offer guests a wonderful space to relax either pre or post treatment. The Light Relaxation Room features a complete wall of glazing which looks out onto a balcony and has been heavily planted in lush bamboo. The Dark Relaxation Room on the other hand is very conducive to a post treatment nap and has

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terials,” said Katie Jakkulla of Douglas Wallace, “spas can often be cold, clinical spaces and we wanted the space to feel warm and relaxed, so we combined various textures such as exposed red brick with polished granite and natural wood. This combination

was repeated in various areas and has allowed us to create enclaves and really beautiful, intimate private spaces.” In order to continue the natural theme throughout the spa, the Irish seaweed based product, VOYA was chosen as the product for the spa. It is made from seaweed hand harvested off the Atlantic Coast of Ireland, from the beach at Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Certified organic, VOYA uses the exceptional healing power of marine elements, long since recognised for their healing, detoxing and purifying abilities. The Osprey Spa will offer guests a whole host of treatments and experiences including face and body treatments for both men and women and even seaweed baths and bathing rituals. Dating back over 300 years, seaweed baths were Ireland’s only indigenous therapy and were traditionally seen as ‘the sailor’s cure’. Speaking in advance of the spa opening, Osprey Spa manager, Blanaidh Bailey said, “Seaweed naturally absorbs the nourishment from the sea and as a result seaweed contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations.” There is a great choice of signature treatments to choose from including the ‘Osprey Revive & Harmonise (90 minutes from €120). This treatment starts with a peppermint foot soak which is followed by a dry body brush and a signature body massage. Guests will also enjoy a VOYA express facial and hot oil scalp massage followed with a deep soak in a detoxifying seaweed bath. This

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3-bed bungalow in Naas offers character and landscaped gardens By Kim O’Leary This detached bungalow in Naas is sure to appeal to first time buyers and those seeking a well-connected yet peaceful location with large landscaped gardens as well as light-filled and spacious accommodation inside, with an asking price of €245,000. DNG Doyle Naas are pleased to present as it enters the market “106 Monread Heights”, Naas, Co Kildare, and the property is situated just off the Sallins road in a highly respectable and much sought-

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By Kim O’Leary This charming and Georgian-style mansion near Prosperous is sure to attract attention with its regal interior and exterior with plenty of unique features include a library, a paddock with mature gardens, as well as a separate guest cottage, with a large site of 9 ½ acres for the entire residence and a total price of €875,000. Jordan Auctioneers are very pleased to present as it enters the market “Downings House”, Prosperous, Naas, Co Kildare, an impressive two storey over basement residence extending to c.7,250 sq.ft (673.5 sq.m), on a massive 9 ½ acre site. The residence is seeped in local history with the original house having been destroyed during the Battle of Prosperous in 1798 and subsequently rebuilt around 1800 with some truly wonderful period features including Adams fireplace, functional window shutters, original pine pitch floors, and 11/14 foot ceilings. The property was refurbished in the 1980s having been rewired, reroofed and plumbed with oil heating. The main property consists of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (including 2 en-suite), entrance hall, drawing-room, a library perfect for those who enjoy reading in peace

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Gardening with Jo Embracing colour and variety into your garden! I was discussing with a client today why we plant as we do, why when choosing what goes where in the garden and how many do we not plant in twos, why when picking a border do we chose what we do.

Variety is the Key

When it comes to choosing plants we need to learn to love colour, because the days of the pastel English country garden that looks like a watercolour painting have largely gone. Try to avoid planting only one of each thing as this will resemble a pincushion of dots. Far better to plant in threes, fives or sevens, always odd numbers, and avoid forming cloud-like blobs. Make a triangular shape, or a narrow ribbon that looks like its waving in the wind. This is much more pleasing on the eye. Add movement with grasses Embrace orange and lime shades because they make blue and purple more vibrant, especially in evening light. Salvias and delphiniums add splashes of blue/purple and if contrasted with Geums, Crocosmia or even the lime greens of euphorbia or alchemilla mollis create a pleasing riot of summer colour. Grasses always add movement and some give a year-long presence.

They also unify a scheme when woven through a mixed border. One of my current favourites is Hakonechloa macra, a small, ornamental grass native to the wet, rocky cliffs of Japan's Honshu Island, it’s a slow spreading grass with it’s gently cascading hummocks of bright green that are useful as a simple underplanting to light shrubs and as a soft edging to paths or steps. Fine, light sprays of lime green flowers appear during June and July, giving a billowing lightness to planted drifts. The clean, minimalist style of this grass makes it a good choice for formal courtyards or in minimalist urban planters and the fresh green foliage gradually turns a burnt copper colour later in the year, the perfect grass.

Perfect Peonies!

At this time of year the Peony is the highlight of the garden, I have both pink and creamy white threatening to progress from their tight balls of buds into the most magnificent of flowers and like any of the most magnificent flowers they catch us off guard when they burst into flower as they are fleeting but so worth it. My Roses are now flowering both on the nursery and in my own garden across the archway into the garden and for the first time this year I have appreciated

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I would never normally have even considered these colours and the Rhapsody in Blue was always a form favourite of mine but this year I have planted close by a Rosa Graham T h o mas, a lovely fresh had my s u m head turned mer yelby Eryngium low rose Blue Glitter, Eryngium blue glitter that sets this award-winoff the lilac/ ning (well-earned!) blue perfectly. variety has most of Isn’t it strange how the features one could our tastes and preferences hope for in a garden plant for change over time. amateurs. A true perennial, it Another favourite is the has strong, erect stems that Geranium Roxanne, it has are an ornamentally attractive handsome, weed-smothering fo- silver-blue in colour. These liage, but its large blue, saucer- divide and divide again more shaped flowers, which put on a than once to give innumerable profuse and prolonged summer small, shimmering blue pinthat steal the show. It mingles cushions all in a ready-made easily with its neighbours with- flower arrangement. This is a out becoming too boisterous plant to add strength and color floppy, and it is resistant to our to your border. pests and diseases. So now that I’ve given you I’m also newly converted to some ideas for the garden, no the Sea Holly plant and have

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VW’s Amarok is ready for a new ‘Aventura’ by Breda Corrigan The versatile, functional and handsome VW Amarok double-cab pick-up has been a common sight on our roads since 2010, having originally been designed for the South American market. However, senior product management in Volkswagen’s headquarters in Germany saw merit in having a pick-up in its European line-up and subsequently launched the Amarok in European specification. Now, 7 years later, Volkswagen’s face-lifted model is sure to copper-fasten its position in a congested segment. The VW Amarok gets a mild facelift and a brand new diesel engine, making it one of the best vehicles in its class. The Amarok’s current competitors include the Nissan Navara, Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux, Fiat Fullback and Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The new VW Amarok looks pretty much the same as the original in many respects, with its underpinnings remaining unaltered. Exterior changes have been limited to a redesigned front bumper, front grille and alloy wheels, while inside there is a new dashboard and an improved infotainment system. The highlight, however, is the new 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, which makes light work of any job that the Amarok is faced with. This wonderful engine is

standard across the entire Amarok range, with all models attracting annual road tax of just €333 (standard commercial vehicle tax rate). Four specification levels are available in the new VW Amarok – Trendline (163bhp), Comfortline (163 or 204bhp), Highline (204 or 224bhp) and Aventura (224bhp). Transmission choices comprise of a 6-speed manual gearbox or a slick-shifting 8-speed automatic – representing a ‘first-in-class’ in the segment.

My Test Drive

My test vehicle was a new VW Amarok 3.0-litre V6 ‘Aventura’ (flagship model) mated to a fabulously smooth 8-speed automatic gearbox for a truly car-like driving experience. A stop/start system is standard across the Amarok range, as is BlueMotion engine technology and 4Motion all-wheel-drive. VW claim that in the new Amarok you will experience the pinnacle of exclusive driving comfort on almost any terrain and in any situation and I have to say that I totally agree with this. Driving the new Amarok is a pleasure – thanks in no small part to the 224bhp under the bonnet of my test vehicle and the reassurance of VW’s outstanding 4Motion system. I found the 3.0-litre V6 engine to be muscular, yet quiet, making it an excellent proposition. Fuel consumption is another area worthy of praise, as this new engine is capable of fuel consumption as low as 7.7l/100km

on a combined driving cycle. Standard specification across the entire Amarok range is impressive, while my test vehicle included such standard features as 20” Talca alloy wheels, sports bar in body colour, chrome side bars with steps (illuminated), ‘Discover Media’ satellite navigation with DAB radio, voice control and Car Net – App Connect, leather multi-function steering wheel with shifting paddles, heated seats & washer nozzles, special design leather seat trim covers, ‘Ergo-Comfort’ seats with 14-way adjustment, load compartment coating (which is resistant to abrasion and stone impact) and numerous other safety, security and comfort features. The VW Amarok has very generous dimensions, with a length of 5.32m, width of 2.2m

(including door mirrors) and a height of 1.834m. A payload of 928kg and a towing capacity of 3,500kg are more than acceptable in this class too. No other pick-up provides so much space between the wheel housings. The loading width of 1.222m even enables Euro pallets to be loaded crosswise. The spacious, 2.52m² cargo box features some impressive dimensions – such as the 508 mm high side panels and the low loading sill height of 780 mm. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok has won the 'International Pick-up Award 2018' (IPUA 2018). Like its predecessor in 2010, the new Amarok, now with high-torque V6 engines, has also succeeded in winning over the jury of transport journalists. The jury rated the Amarok

as the epitome of 'work hard, play hard', a core element of the entire pick-up segment and described the Amarok as a "top pedigree workhorse". The clean & stylish design, along with quality workmanship were specifically cited by the jury as being key factors in their decision. The size of the double cab with room for five people, the benchmark in the segment, also impressed with its modern design. The Ergo Comfort seats for driver and front-seat passenger also won over the jury, who in addition highlighted the unique eight-speed automatic transmission and broad V6 engine specification in the segment. The International Pick-up Award (IPUA) is awarded only every two or three years by a selection of the IVOTY (International Van of the Year) jury

members, a group of renowned trade journalists from 25 countries. Sixteen of them evaluate the nominated vehicles independently of each other according to previously defined criteria. The Volkswagen Amarok won the IPUA in 2010 and so becomes the only pick-up to win this accolade for a second time. The, award-winning new VW Amarok range is currently priced from €37,990 on the road (including VAT), while my test car costs €60,485 (inc VAT). For buyers in the market for a worthy, stylish, capable and reliable 5-seat pick-up now is the time to make that ‘adventure’ with the new VW Amarok. However, VRT on such vehicles is due to rocket from 13.3% to up to 36% of the open market price on July 31, 2018. The VRT changes will increase the cost of owning any new ‘commercial’ jeep by up to tens of thousands of euro. The new rules will affect commercial vehicles with four or more seats, and cargo area under one roof or in the same compartment as the seating. Breda.

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There has always been many great reasons to choose a Volkswagen and for 182, we have three more. *If you order before June 30th you could avail of 0% APR PCP finance**, Purchase Contributions of up to €2,000†, plus some of the most advanced Technology Upgrades on the market, including features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Fatigue Detection and Road Sign Recognition.

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ŠKODA offering great new deals to Kildare car buyers Zero Reasons not to make the ‘Simply Clever’ choice. Great deals on trade-ins at Sheehy Motors ŠKODA Good news for Kildare car buyers! From now until June 30, customers can avail of 0% PCP Finance and up to €2,000 finance deposit contribution on selected models at Sheehy Motors ŠKODA. It is also now easier than ever to upgrade your old car to a brand new ŠKODA, thanks to the ŠKODA Scrappage scheme. Under this scheme, Sheehy Motors ŠKODA will maximise the value of trade-in models, saving Kildare car buyers thousands on their new ŠKODA. In addition, for the duration of this offer, the ŠKODA Scrappage scheme can be combined with PCP / HP finance at just 3.9%APR, allowing customers to remove older, less efficient cars from the road and replace them with brand new ultra-effi cient ŠKODA models. Frank Kelly, Dealer Principal of Sheehy Motors ŠKODA, said: “We are delighted to be launching our two great 182 Offers; ŠKODA Scrappage and 0% finance. We have some really superb offers available for Kildare motorists this June and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of new and familiar faces to our showroom. If you’re looking for great value then pop down and test drive one of our cars at any time over

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Irish Championship Car Racing at Mondello

'The Trailer Company' Fiesta ST Championship returned to Mondello Park on Sunday last, June 10, for Rounds 6 and 7 of its 2018 schedule – this time, drivers competed 'the wrong way around' on the Kildare Track, i.e. taking the anti-clockwise direction!

Stephen Griffin Straffan No43 HRCA Historics.

Stephen Morrin Clane Formula Vee.

Robert Fleming, Kildare Formula Vee.

Pat McBennrtt Straffan (No 79) Open Endurance Series. Edwin Rynhart, Leixlip, HRCA Historics.

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Croís, Allenwood, Naas,Co.Kildare. ______ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL We, Ashley & Amyleigh Hand intend to apply for Planning Permission for a development on this site at Tipperstown, Ardclough, Straffan, Co. Kildare. The development consists of (A) Erection of 2 no. storey and a half type houses, (B) garage / fuel store for domestic use on each site, (C) The installation of a proprietary waste water treatment system and polishing filter percolation area on each site and (D) construction of a combined vehicular recessed entrance and all associated site works. That 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 that 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 authority of the application. This planning application was prepared and submitted by CROSS Architect & Chartered Building Surveyor, 11 An Croís, Allenwood, Naas, Co.Kildare. Tel. 045 - 860284 ______ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL I, Clare Foley intend to apply for Planning Permission for a development on this site at Branganstown, Kilcock, Co. Kildare. The development consists of (A) Erection of Two storey type house, (B) garage / fuel store for domestic use, (C) the installation of an Oakstown BAF wastewater treatment plant with polishing filter percolation area and (D) upgrading of existing entrance to a vehicular recessed entrance and all associated site works. That 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 that 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 authority of the application. This planning application was prepared and submitted by CROSS, Architect & Chartered, Building Surveyor 11 An Croís, Allenwood, Naas, Co.Kildare. Tel. 045 860284 ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Application is being made for RETENTION PLANNING PERMISSION for the following; Single storey extension to side and rear of existing house, outdoor swimming pool to rear of existing house and tool shed to rear of existing house and associated site

development works All at Kilmoney, Rathangan, County Kildare For Brian Cross 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 that 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 authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL SIGNIFICANT FURTHER INFORMATION Planning permission is sought by Kilsaran Concrete (trading as Kilsaran Build), Ballysaxhills, Kilcullen, County Kildare, under Planning Register Reference No. PL 17/1344. The development applied for consisted of: Development within an overall application area of 35.8 hectares. Continued use on lands measuring c.29.7 hectares of the existing permitted development under P. Reg. Ref. 06/651 consisting of: Extraction of sand and gravel with processing that includes crushing, washing (with associated silt disposal lagoons) and screening and all ancillary works and structures, and to include a proposed new holding pond; Continued use of the existing readymix concrete batching plant granted under P. Reg. Ref. 94/1109 & 90/52, and sand and gravel workings, with associated plant and facilities granted under P. Reg. Ref. 94/1109 & 89/150; Site facilities consisting of prefabricated offices, WC and waste water treatment and percolation area, canteen and cloakroom, ESB substation and switch house, concrete laboratory, bunded fuel tanks and water recycling bays, weighbridge and wheelwash granted under P. Reg. Ref. 06/651. The proposed development will also consist of an extension (c.6.1 hectares) to the existing permitted sand and gravel pit for extraction over an area of c.4.3 hectares and processing taking place at the existing plant within the existing permitted development area of P. Ref. 06/651. The remaining c.1.8 hectares will consist of an overburden storage area, screening berms and buffer zones to existing archaeological features to be preserved in-situ. Restoration of the entire site (P. Reg. Refs. 94/1109, 89/150 and 06/651) to a combination of agricultural and nature conservation areas. The proposed operational period is for 10 years plus 2 years to complete restoration (total duration sought 12 years). The significant further information and revised plans provide for a reduction in the size and scale of the development and includes the following: Submission of Natura Impact Statement (NIS); Revision of the overall planning application area, reducing from c.35.8 hectares to c.27 hectares; Continued

use on lands of the existing permitted development under P. Reg. Ref. 06/651 measuring c.23.9 hectares, reduced from c.29.7 hectares; Revision of the proposed extension area, reducing from c.6.1 hectares to c.3.1 hectares, and subsequent reduction of the proposed sand and gravel extraction area from c.4.3 hectares to c.1.9 hectares. The remaining c.1.2 hectares will consist of an overburden storage area, screening berms and buffer zones to existing archaeological features to be preserved in-situ; Restoration of the entire site (P. Reg. Refs. 94/1109, 89/150 and 06/651) to a combination of agricultural and nature conservation areas. This will include areas of the existing pit now outside the planning application area of 27 hectares with provision for these restoration works to be carried out under Section 34(4)(A) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended; Revision of the proposed operational period is reduced from 10 years plus 2 years to complete restoration (total duration sought 12 years) to 4 years plus 2 years to complete restoration (total duration sought 6 years). Significant further information and revised plans have been furnished to the planning authority in respect of this proposed development and are available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the Planning Authority, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the significant further information or revised plans may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within five weeks, from receipt of new notices by the Planning Authority (this fee is not applicable to persons who made original observations/ submissions). ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Karolina Malecka, am applying to Kildare County Council for full planning permission for the following: (a) modifi cations to existing bungalow to include: (i) revised window arrangements to front, side and rear elevations, (ii) external insulation with nap plaster finish and (iii) removal of existing chimneys, (b) new boundary wall to the rear to screen existing cattle shed on adjoining property, (c) new on-site wastewater treatment system, (d) revised design of existing front boundary walls, site entrance wing walls, pillars and gate, (e) landscaping and all associated site development works at Ladytown, Newbridge, 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 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 5 weeks beginning


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TRADES & SERVICES • EMPLOYMENT • PUBLIC NOTICES on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Clare Magrane, am applying to Kildare County Council for full planning permission for new bungalow / storey and a half type dwelling house, new on-site wastewater treatment system, new site entrance, landscaping and all associated site development works at Laragh, Maynooth, 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 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Michael Keogh, am applying to Kildare County Council for retention permission for the following: the entire development as constructed to include new site boundaries, two storey dwelling house, site entrance and access road, on-site wastewater treatment system, landscaping, and all associated site development works all existing at Ballysax Manor Stud, Ballysax Great, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. The development was previously granted under Planning Register Reference 02/622. Permission is also sought for the removal of Condition No. 3 from Planning Register Reference 02/622. *** 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Lisa Dardis intends to apply for full planning permission for a development at Betaghstown, Clane, Co. Kildare. The development consists of constructing a bungalow, detached domestic garage, effluent treatment system, and all associated 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 John Fadden intends to apply for retention planning permission for a development at 21 The Downings, Prosperous, Co. Kildare. The development consists of retaining a single storey detached home studio/ recreational space ancillary to applicant’s house, and all associated 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. ______ SIGNIFICANT FURTHER INFORMATION/REVISED PLANS KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Significant further information and revised plans in relation to planning file 17/1424 have been submitted by EIMEAR RYAN who intends to apply for PERMISSION for development at this site at MOUNTPROSPECT, RATHANGAN, CO. KILDARE. The development will consist/consists of: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLESTOREY BUNGALOW, SINGLE STOREY DOMESTIC GARAGE, RECESSED ENTRANCE, SECONDARY EFFLUENT TREATMENT SYSTEM AND ALL ASSOCIATED SITE WORKS. The development previously applied for consisted of: The construction of a detached two storey house, single storey domestic garage, private well, recessed entrance, secondary effluent treatment system and all associated site works. Significant further information/ revised plans, as appropriate, in relation to the application has been furnished to the planning authority in connection to planning file 17/1424 and is available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the significant further information, may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee within two weeks (within 5 weeks if the application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement), from receipt of new notices by the Planning Authority (this fee is not

applicable to persons who made original observations/ submissions) Prepared by DEREK WHYTE planning/engineering / architecture 0866001194 ______ PLANNING PERMISSION NEWSPAPER NOTICE KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL We, Caroline Maher and Brendan Norris Of 31 Simmonstown Manor, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Intend to apply for Planning Permission For a Development at. 335 Mill Lane, Leixlip, Co. Kildare The Development Will Consist Of The Subdivision Of The Land, The Construction of A Dormer Bungalow To The Rear of The Existing Dwelling, The Provision of A Shared Driveway, The Provision Of Car Parking For Both Dwellings 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 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application." ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Retention planning permission is sought by the Kildare & West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ltd for retention of use of corrugated agricultural shed, masonry agricultural store and site as an animal shelter, retention of wooden hoarding/fence at the entrance to the premises along the Athgarvan-Twomilehouse county road and retention of vehicular access to the cottage along the AthgarvanTwomilehouse country road at Oldtown, Athgarvan, Newbridge, County 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 Kildare County Council, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare during its pubic 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. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Sally McCaffrey, Hon. Secretary, KWWSPCA Ltd ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Earthwood Properties intend to apply for planning permission at Derrymullen, Robertstown, Naas, County Kildare. The development will consist of dormer style non- residential disability centre, offices, double garage, car parking and

Contact: 045 408 200 all associated works including connection to existing mains foul sewer.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,Aras 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 Authorityon payment of the prescribed fee of €20,within the periodof fi ve weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application,ans 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. Stephen Talbot ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I Karl Darcy wish to apply for planning permission for New single storey extension to the side of existing dwelling comprising of family room, WC and storage room at Newtown View, Newtown, Celbridge, 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 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I Mark Mc Donagh intend to apply for Full Planning Permission for 1: Demolition of existing old Capet and Furniture Centre 2: The construction of 2 new two storey semi-Detached dwelling houses each with converted attic roof spaces over fi rst floor , each with 2 off-street car-parking spaces and all associated site development works . At Old carpet and furniture centre (opposite Abbey in Ruins) , Abbey Street , Castledermot , 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 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application." ______ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL We, David and Orla Phelan intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at No 5 Raymonds Court, Newbridge, Co Kildare. The development consists of planning permission for an extension over an existing garage on the Side (East) elevation to form an additional

bedroom and en-suite, (b) minor internal works on ground floor to include the relocation of WC and (c) all associated site-works. That 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 that 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 authority of the application. ______ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL I, William O’Rourke intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at Killinagh Upper, Carbury, Co Kildare. The development consists of planning permission for a single storey bungalow, garage for domestic use and installation of a Oakstown BAF effluent treatment system and all associated site-works. That 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 that 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 authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL We Round Towers G.F.C. intend to apply for permission for development at this site, Saint Brigid’s Park, Old Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, R51CD39. The development will consist of the following; 1. Construction of 19m wide by 5m high precast concrete skills wall including a total of 800m2 artificial playing surface, associated 2.4m high mesh fencing and 4 no. 12m high flood lighting columns, located to the south of the overall site 2. Construction of detached single storey steel frame/ cladded gym building to the northern side of the existing clubhouse 3. Installation of 2 no. 28m wide by 13m high ball stops to existing training pitch which is located to the west of the overall site 4. Installation of lighting to the existing walking route around the perimeter of St. Brigid’s Park, 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. Signed on behalf of the applicant by DalyHudson Building Surveying & Architecture www.dalyhudson. com 045-530766 ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL ADS Farming Limited, intends to apply for permission for development at Snugburrow, Athy, Co. Kildare. The proposed development will consist of the erection of a slatted cattle shed, with a roofed feeding area with all associated facilities and 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 authority of the application. ______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL FRANK BURKE intend to apply for RETENTION PERMISSION for development at this site at COOLRAKE, MOONE, CO. KILDARE. The development will consist/ consists of: RETENTION OF BASEMENT ELEMENT TO EXISTING DORMER BUNGALOW AS CONSTRUCTED, RETENTION OF EXISTING DETACHED STABLE BLOCK (2 No. STABLES) AS CONSTRUCTED 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 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 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. Prepared by DEREK WHYTE planning/engineering / architecture 0866001194 ______ GENERAL AND SKILLED Operatives, Basic and Advanced Scaffolders, Qualified Electricians, Confi ned Space Operatives, Machine Drivers, Carpenters, Groundworkers, Plasterer’s, Painters, Plumbers, Steel Fixers, TM & SLG Operatives & all Tradesmen/Plant Operators required for Kildare/Carlow/ Laois and Leinster Region. Pracownicy Budowlani z safe passem potrzebni . Send CV to dublin@clsrecruitment.ie or call 01-4773414.


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Actress plays the leading role at the Curragh

Actress and Seamie Heffernan winning the TRM Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3) at The Curragh.

Actress played the leading role at a sun-kissed Curragh on Friday evening as the Aidan O'Brien-trained filly took the feature Group 3 TRM Ballyogan Stakes over six furlongs. British raider One Master, trained by William Haggas, was sent off the 13/8 favourite but she could

never get to grips with the Seamie Heffernan-ridden Actress who displayed blistering speed on the way to a oneand-a-quarter-length win over Gorane. Kiltale trainer Ger Lyons has a cracking record in premier handicaps and he added another to his collection thanks to Blue

Uluru in the TRI Equestrian Superstore Handicap. The 5/2 favourite was very keen in the early stages under Colin Keane but she battled bravely in the closing stages to deny Dali by a head.

Harrington fancies Ascot following Curragh success Jessica Harrington has set her sights on a first Royal Ascot winner this week and her team could not be in better form heading into the royal meeting as she won the feature race at the Curragh on Saturday courtesy of the very consistent I'm So Fancy who gained an overdue breakthrough at Listed level when landing the McDonnell's Bar June Fest Silver Stakes. She sat quite close to a good early gallop and Colm O'Donoghue had no qualms about her stamina as he sent her to the front two furlongs out and she stayed on strongly from that point to beat favourite Mustajeer by three-and-threequarter lengths. “She deserved that as she was knocking on the door all last year," said Harrington afterwards. "People were saying does she really stay a mile-and-a-quarter but she won that by staying. She was very very good. She's in various races and I've just been running her in every race. She handles any ground, she goes on soft and goes on everything. "Jim (Nicholson) isn't here today as he's in Portugal, and Homer (Scott), who owns half of her, isn't here because he hasn't been very well. We'll put her in all those mile and mileand-a-quarter races."

I'm So Fancy and Colm O'Donoghue win the Silver Stakes The Curragh.

Bansha trainer David Marnane is hopeful that Martin McHale's sprinter Alfredo Arcano can make it in races like the Rockingham Handicap and he did his prospects for such races no harm as he landed the Keadeen Hotel Sup-

Warrior to battle for Derby glory Saxon Warrior is heading to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and a potential rematch with Epsom hero Masar and runner-up Dee Ex Bee. While the Aidan O'Brien-trained son of Deep Impact started odds-on favourite at Epsom but could finish only fourth, most bookmakers just favour him over Masar for the Curragh Classic on June 30 with Paddy Power making him their 10/11 favourite. Masar is 9/4 with the same firm. O'Brien

has sent out 12 winners of the Irish Derby, most recently Capri – who, notably, finished only sixth at Epsom a year ago. Saxon Warrior, the 2,000 Guineas winner who ended his juvenile campaign with a victory in the Racing Post Trophy, lost his unbeaten record at Epsom but, while a drop in distance was one of the options floated in the aftermath, he is to be given another chance over a mile and a half.

porting Newbridge Parish Handicap. The son of Arcano, who had done most of his winning at Dundalk prior to this, took advantage of racing on the stands side rail under Oisin Orr, and he really picked up well inside the final furlong

O’Sullivan enjoys major French success Trainer Ross O'Sullivan, the husband of Katie Walsh, pulled off the biggest win of his career and a major coup when Baie Des Isles and the in-form Paul Townend registered a brave success over the biggest jumping test in France - the Grade 2 Prix des Drags at Aureuil on Saturday. Baie Des Isles ran well for a long way under Katie Walsh in the Grand National before being hampered but next May's Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris is now firmly etched in the diary for the seven-year-old mare. Meanwhile, less than three weeks after his gutsy sec-

ond in the Grande Course de Haies, Bapaume notched a stylish success in the Grade 2 Prix la Barka to give Willie Mullins a fifth career win in the race. One of five runners for Ireland's champion trainer, Bapaume was ridden in the rear third of the field early on as stablemate Asthuria set the pace, before Paul Townend began to work his way forwards inside the final mile. Taken to the stands' rail as the field spread across the track turning in, Bapaume surged six lengths clear of Le Grand Luce. His haul in France over the last 20 days now stands at €155,000.

to get on top close home for a three-quartersof-a-length victory over Rattling Jewel. Another local trainer who was on the mark was Johnny Murtagh as Shore Step won the Treacy Group Supporting Newbridge Parish Handicap under Shane Foley. "I was reading the card beforehand and it said 'was a solid handicapper at one stage' so I didn't know what I was doing with him," said Murtagh. "It just hadn't fallen right for him all year, and the last couple of years, but we've always thought he was capable of much better than he was showing. "He works well at home but he just hasn't got it together on the track but he did today. "His good runs in England were on good tracks so maybe he likes good tracks but it's just hard to get races for him on these better tracks. "He's won now and hopefully can move up the ranks because at one stage he was rated a lot better than he is today. "He's a good horse to have at home. He works with the two-year-olds and gives you a good guide on how you are getting on. Hopefully he pays his way now between now and the end of the year.”

Mullins hits 3,000 mark at Wexford

There was something rather fitting about Willie Mullins recording his 3,000th winner at Wexford last Wednesday evening with Timi Roli, a horse carrying the colours made famous by Hurricane Fly, the record-breaking dual Champion Hurdle winner with whom the 12-time champion handler managed to 22 Grade 1 victories during his glittering career. Timi Roli could not have been a more impressive winner, cruising home unchallenged to win the 3m handicap hurdle under the trainer’s nephew, Danny Mullins. The first of those 3,000 winners

was recorded at Thurles on February 18, 1988, with a horse called Silver Bachelor winning for the Closutton outfit and Mullins has since added a staggering 231 Grade 1 victories. Rachael Blackmore sits at the summit of the jockeys' championship after galvanising Peace News to win the Boylesports-sponsored novice chase for Knockeen trainer Henry De Bromhead. Peace News, owned by Gigginstown, was winning for the second time over fences and kept on well to deny Lean And Keen, who finished with a late rattle.


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Rathmore and Kildare claim silverware in Ardclough tournament

Mark Caldwell, Una Downey, Fintan Downey (Kildare) Shield winners in Ardclough bowling tournament.

Paddy Dunne, Eileen Smullen, Tony Smullen (Rathangan) Cup runners-up in Ardclough Tournament.

Phil Ryan, Peter Hunt, Breff O'Rourke (Caragh) Shield runners-up in Ardclough bowling tournament.

Frank Feane, Ann Shaw, Tony Fitzpatrick (Rathmore ) Cup winners in Ardclough bowling tournament.

The Ardclough annual indoor bowling triples tournament in honour of the late Tony Hegarty took place on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd June in the Ardclough GAA hall. With thirty-two teams competing it made for a very hectic schedule to complete the event in the two-day time frame. Given that it was played on the Bank Holiday weekend and the weather so good also it still managed to draw a good attendance. There was a lot of great games and plenty of excitement to keep the spectators occupied and happy throughout the event. There were

succession that the Rathmore side contested, losing the previous three, so joy at last in a well-deserved victory. Rathmore: Ann Shaw, Tony Fitzpatrick and Frank Feane. Rathangan: Paddy Dunne, Eileen Smullen and Tony Smullen. In the Shield final Kildare defeated Caragh to take the honours. Kildare showed tremendous form throughout the tournament and deserved the victory.   Kildare:  Una Downey, Fintan Downey and

also some shocks along the way as some of the top teams and favourites took a tumble in the early rounds. The biggest shock of the tournament was the inexperienced Abbey Bowls team knocking out Baltinglass/Kiltegan whom many would have highly fancied and favoured to make it to the final at least. St. Laurence’s also reached the quarter final with a team of newcomers before exiting the competition, which was a great achievement in its own right. In the Cup final Rathmore saw off the challenge of Rathangan. This was the fourth final in

Mark Caldwell. Caragh: Phil Ryan, Peter Hunt, Breff O’Rourke and sub Dom Kavanagh. A special word of thanks must go to the Ardclough catering staff, one of the most difficult tasks of all and they made sure there was no shortage of refreshments and deserve great credit for a job well done. And congrats to The Ardclough club for a wonderful and well run tournament. Of course lets not forget the teams for their participation in making it all worthwhile.

GOLF

Tour veteran leads charity tournament in Tulfarris The International Hotel Management Company PREM Group hosted a charity golf tournament at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort on Tuesday in aid of the company’s nominated charity, ‘Beyond the

Moon.’ Over 40 teams of four people tee’d off at the Wicklow golf resort in a bid to take ‘Tulfarris golfing glory’ whilst also raising much needed funds for Beyond the Moon, a chil-

ROAD RALLY

Kildare's Mark O'Connor in his Ford Escort MK2 during the Laois Heartlands Rally last weekend. Photo by Trevor Howard

dren’s charity which helps raise funds to send children with a life threatening illness and their families on a muchneeded holiday. PREM Group has been supporting Beyond the Moon for 13 years and in that time has raised sufficient funds to send 44 families on a holiday of a lifetime. Beyond the Moon offers families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free holiday in a childfriendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments. This year’s edition of the golf classic also featured golf clinics with Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort’s, Touring Professional, Simon Thornton who also played a hole with each team as they went around. CEO of PREM Group, Jim Murphy said, “We have been running this golf classic now for  13  years and it just gets

bigger and better each year. To date, we have raised over €176,000 for this brilliant charity which allows us to nominate families from all the regions in which we operate hotels. Beyond the Moon take wonderful care of the families, managing all their travel arrangements and any special requirements they may have. We are incredibly grateful to all our Trinity Purchasing suppliers who have sponsored food, raffle prizes, drinks and golf prizes. Over 60 of our suppliers donated items and without their generosity and support we simply couldn’t run this charity event. We are really overwhelmed with their kindness and hope that people enjoy the day and continue to support this great charity. This year PREM Group hope to raise at least €25,000 for the Beyond the Moon which will help 5 families to take a welldeserved holiday together.”

Clara Miller, PREM Group, Simon Thornton, Tournament Professional at Tulfarris Golf Club, Aine Clarke, PREM Group and Jim Murphy, CEO PREM Group


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GAA

Photos: Arthur Kinahan

Noone leads the way as juniors secure Croke Park date Kildare

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Leinster JFC semifinal

St Kevin's forward Barry Noone led the charge for Kildare in Drogheda on Tuesday evening as a ruthless Kildare side dished out a 17point drubbing to Louth in the Leinster semi-final. The win means that there will at least be one Kildare team competing in Croke Park on Leinster final day, with the Junior Championship decider set to be the curtain raiser for the senior final between Dublin and Laois on Sunday June 23. The Lilywhites will meet Meath in that showdown, with the Royals trumping Longford in the other semifinal on Tuesday evening. Noone was the main man for Colm Ward's side as he chipped in with 1-8 overall, with his tally of 1-5 in the first half putting the game beyond the Wee County men. His fellow clubman, Mark Grace, now faces a big couple of days on the weekend after next as he is one of the Kildare hurlers' crucial players, while he was named to start in Tuesday evening's encounter but never featured despite starring from midfield in the quarter-final win over Wicklow. The outcome of the match was never in doubt as an evidently well-prepared Lilies outfit bolted clear from minute one. For evidence of

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Kildare's supremacy, you only really have to reflect upon the early exchanges. It took the home side almost 10 minutes to get across the halfway line, by which point the winners led 1-5 to no-score. Noone bagged 1-5 in the space of 18 first half minutes to help the visitors pull away early on. Equally as adept from dead-balls as from openplay, Noone finished expertly to the net on seven minutes to virtually secure the  victory,  and a final date with Meath at Croke Park. Three of Louth's four  first half points arrived from frees, with former Dundalk FC defender Eoghan Osborne - one of three Naomh Fionnbarra men listed on the panel - converting a close-in free just shy of the quarter-hour mark to open the Wee County's account.  Robbie Curran and Robert Quigley were also on target from placed kicks after substitute Salem Rifaie had shot over his team's only point from play. However, Barry O'Connor's side were forced to feed off scraps as Kildare zipped the ball around at their leisure. Midfielder Brian Travers scored two fine points as the Lilies continued to bridge their lead, while Mark Nolan, David Malone, Noone and Conor Murray added minors apiece to send the visitors to the break with a 10-point cushion; 1-11 to 0-4. The teams traded the opening four minors of the second half with Quigley (free) and Curran ('45) finding the target in between efforts from Nolan and Noone (free).  But

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Conor Murray in action for the Kildare juniors against Louth on Tuesday evening

Kildare were soon back in the ascendency, reeling off 1-4 over a ruthless seven-minute spell. Another Noone notch preceded a fine goal and point from Nolan before Eoghan Lawless - on as a sub - got his name among the scorers. Quigley stopped the rot for Louth with two quick-fire frees - the second having resulted in the rangy Travers being black-carded. Yet the Lilies' juggernaut was not for stopping as 'keeper Declan Campbell (free) and John Jennings became the seventh and eighth different Kildare scorers prior to Lawless adding his second of the contest. On this evidence, the men

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in white look primed to dethrone the Royals on Sunday week.

Louth

Niall Carrie; Hugh McGrane, Barry Reynolds, Niall Sharkey; Terry Donegan, Robbie Curran (0-2, one free & one '45), Cillian Matthews; Conor Leneghan, Seánie Crosbie; Ryan Leneghan, Conor McGill, Conor Carthy; Eoghan Osborne (0-1, free), Seán Cairns, Robert Quigley (0-4, frees) Subs: Salem Rifaie (0-1) for Matthews (13), Patrick Duff for Carthy (49), Adam Molloy for Carrie (49), Dean Carolan for Donegan (49), John Byrne for Reynolds (56)

V Sallins18:00, Ref: Liam Whelan Venue: Ballyteague, Ballyteague V Nurney18:00, Ref: Owen Murphy Senior Football League Div 3 Bottom Section Venue: Robertstown, Robertstown V Kill18:00, Ref: Damien Reilly Venue: Ballymore Eustace, Ballymore Eustace V Miltown18:00, Ref: Fintan Barrett Senior Football League Div 4 Top Section Venue: Murphy Memorial Park, Grangenolvin V Ellistown18:00, Ref: Niall Colgan Sun 17 Jun Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div 2 Final Venue: Hawkfield, Celbridge V Naas19:00, Ref: Raymond

Kildare

Declan Campbell (0-1, free); Kevin Corrigan, Tom Barron, Cian Sharkey; Graham Waters, Eoin McMonagle, Nathan Sherry; Liam Power, Brian Travers (0-2); David Malone (0-1), Mark Nolan (1-3), Kevin Foley; Seamus Hannifin, Conor Murray (0-1), Barry Noone (1-8, 0-6 frees) Subs: Oran Bergin for Murray (40), Eoghan Lawless (0-2) for Foley (45), Shane Maughan for Hannifin (49), John Jennings (0-1) for Noone (51), Tom Dore for Travers (53, black card), Stephen O'Leary for Colan (60) Referee: Alan Coyne (Westmeath)

Kelly 2 x10 mins extra time if required Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div 3 Final Venue: Hawkfield, Naas V Ros Glas/Sallins17:30, Ref: Killian Jones 2 x10 mins extra time if required Tue 19 Jun Senior Football League Div 1 Venue: Celbridge, Celbridge V Leixlip20:00, Ref: Fergus Devereaux Venue: Round Towers GFC, Round Towers V Raheens20:00, Ref: Billy O Connell Venue: Carbury, Carbury V Confey GAA20:00, Ref: Liam Herbert Reserve Football League Div 4 Venue: Kill, Kill V Maynooth19:30, Ref: Alan Lagrue

2018 Reserve A League Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Maynooth, (Round 9), Maynooth 8-25 St Kevin's 0-4 Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Sarsfields GAA Club, (Round 9), Sarsfields 2-12 Athy 1-11 Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Naas, (Round 9), Moorefield 6-16 Naas 1-12 Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Celbridge, (Round 9), Celbridge 2-16 St Laurence's 0-15 Thu, 07 Jun, Venue: Conneff Park, (Round 9), Clane 1-13 Kilcock 1-7 2018 Reserve Div 1 League Semi Finals Mon, 11 Jun, Venue: Moorefield, (Semi Final), Moorefield 2-12 Naas 1-8 2018 Reserve Div 2 League  Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Eadestown, (Round 9), Eadestown 5-18 Leixlip 1-14 Wed, 06 Jun, Venue: Rathangan, (Round 9), Raheens 1-23 Rathangan 2-9 Mon, 11 Jun, Venue: Round Towers GFC, (Round 9), Carbury 2-13 Round Towers 2-10 2018 Reserve Div 3 League Semi Finals  Mon, 11 Jun, Venue: Kilcullen, (Semi Final), Kilcullen 2-10 Ballyteague 0-10 Mon, 11 Jun, Venue: Clogherinkoe, (Semi Final), Castledermot 1-8 Clogherinkoe 0-5 2018 Reserve Div 4 Fri, 08 Jun, Venue: Raheens, (Round 10), Raheens 2-8 Clane 1-11 Fri, 08 Jun, Venue: Carbury, (Round 10), Carbury 1-15 Naas 2-8


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Derry downed as Kildare head for final destination Kildare

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Kildare goalkeeper Paddy McKenna pulled off six brilliant saves to help Kildare secure their place in this year’s Christy Ring Cup final thanks to an eight-point win over Derry in Iniskeen on Sunday. The Lilywhites eventually eased over the line in what was a brilliant game, with Jack Sheridan netting two brilliant second half goals for the victors to guide them to the Croke Park decider on June 23. The opening stages of the game was not high on quality, but there was no shortage of intensity which created an entertaining game that really got the nice smattering of supporters involved. Derry started in blistering fashion as they found the back of Paddy McKenna’s net through dualstar Brendan Rogers as the Slaughtneil man took a pass from Mehaul McGrath and made no mistake with a low finish from close range. Kildare responded instantly as Brian Byrne caught the resultant puc out from McKenna and stroked it over from 40 metres, and two pointed frees from Barry Cormack levelled matters after eight minutes. Cormac O’Doherty landed the Oak Leafer’s first point through a free, but Kildare hit back with their first goal as Cormack’s long range free bounced off the upright and Martin Fitzgerald was on hand to bat in the breaking ball. It was the Ardclough man’s sixth goal in four games in the Christy Ring Cup. A couple of brilliant points arrived at either end in quick succession as the game began to open up, with Brian Cassidy

pointing from the left wing for Derry before Shane Ryan split the posts with a lovely over the shoulder effort. O’Doherty and Cormack traded scores from frees, before a brilliant Paul Divilly effort and a fine individual score from Mark Grace pushed Kildare 1-7 to 1-3 in front. It looked as if they might be pulling away at this stage, but Colm McGurk’s men kept themselves firmly in the battle as Cassidy set Sé McGuigan up to slot home their second major in the 25th minute. Kildare almost netted at the other end through Shane Ryan, but his rasping drive struck the post, though he was fouled in the build up and Cormack knocked over the resultant free. Paddy McKenna really kept the Lilywhites in the game before the break as he pulled off three brilliant saves to twice deny McGrath and one fine block on Rogers, the pick of the bunch being a great diving

effort to claw away a powerful shot across goal from McGrath. Points from Cian Waldron and O’Doherty pushed Derry into the lead as half-time approached, but a final free from Cormack before the interval levelled matters at 1-9 to 2-6. There was very little to choose between the two sides during the opening stages of the second as both teams had small passages of momentum without ever pulling away. A brilliant Kevin Whelan point was cancelled out by a score from Rogers, before Kildare seized the i n i -

tiative with two scores in a matter of moments as Niall O’Muineacháin flicked a ball up quickly and struck over a brilliant effort, before substitute James Burke slotted a free between the posts. Ryan hit the upright for a second time during that passage of play, but Kildare looked to be upping the ante at this stage. The Ulster men responded well as O’Doherty landed a free and McGuigan raised another

white flag with a fine effort from distance, but it should have been much better for them as McGrath had another opportunity on goal but was again denied by a diving McKenna. Kildare made no mistake at the other end when Shane Ryan battled well to win a ball in front of two Derry men before picking out Sheridan to thunder home a second goal for the Lilywhites, and while McGuigan replied with a point for Derry, Mark Moloney launched over an inspirational score for Joe Quaid’s charges to push them four clear with 20 minutes to play. Scores from Paul Cleary and O’Doherty chipped away at the lead for Derry, and they should have taken the lead when Aodhan O’Donnell ran through on goal but McKenna continued his stel-

lar afternoon by parrying his effort. That signalled the start of Kildare’s drive towards the winning line as Burke caught a McKenna puc out and bombed over a superb point, and he added another from play shortly afterwards. Sheridan finished the tie as a contest when he turned on the afterburners to run 50 metres with the sliotar on his hurl before knocking it past Derry ‘keeper Ruari Convery. There was no way back for Derry by this stage, and late scores from Fitzgerald and Ryan helped Kildare ease over the line and into a Christy Ring Cup final against London.

Scorers for Kildare:

J Sheridan 2-0, B Cormack 0-5f, J Burke 0-4(2f), M Fitzgerald 1-1, S Ryan 0-2, M Moloney, M Grace, N O’Muineacháin, B Byrne, P Divilly and K Whelan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Derry:

C O’Doherty 0-6(5f), S McGuigan 1-2, B Rogers 1-1, G Bradley 0-2, P Cleary and C Waldron 0-1 each.

Kildare

Paddy McKenna; Cian Forde, John Doran, Paul Sullivan; Eanna O’Neill, Mark Moloney, Mark Grace; Niall O’Muineacháin, Barry Cormack; Brian Byrne, Paul Divilly, Kevin Whelan; Shane Ryan, Martin Fitzgerald, Jack Sheridan. Subs used: James Burke for Cormack HT, Bernard Deay for Whelan 56mins, Mark Delaney for Sheridan 67mins, Chris Bonus for Divilly 71mins.

Derry

Ruairi Convery; Paul Cleary, Sean Cassidy, Liam Óg Hinphey; Oisin McCloskey, Chrissy McKaigue, Eamonn McGill; Mark McGuigan, Cian Waldron; Cormac O’Doherty, Mehaul McGrath, Gerard Bradley; Brendan Rogers, Sé McGuigan, Brian Cassidy. Subs used: Alan Grant for McCloskey 41mins, Aodhan O’Donnell for Cassidy 44mins, Darragh Cartin for Cleary 56mins, Naoise Waldron for Cian Waldron 59mins. Cian Forde holds off the challenge of Derry's Brendan Rogers.

“If that was done in Thurles, Páirc Úi Chaoimh or the Gaelic Grounds today they’d be raving about it” Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

Kildare manager Joe Quaid won two All-Stars while minding the nets for Limerick over the years, so he is best placed to sum up the superb performance that Kildare goalkeeper Paddy McKenna turned in on Sunday afternoon. The Clane man pulled off six brilliant saves that were a mixture of brave blocks, diving efforts and close range parries as Kildare saw off the challenge of Derry in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final. The fact that Derry managed to get two past him was no blotch on his

worksheet as there was nothing he could do about either of those efforts. Speaking after the game, Quaid gave the utmost praise to his high performing custodian. “If that was done in Thurles, Páirc Úi Chaoimh or the Gaelic Grounds today they’d be raving about it,” he said. “That was superb by him. OK, the second half there were a lot of hurley saves as I call them, but in the first half he put his body on the line two or three times when you’re not expected to save them. “He has been superb in the championship.” The Clane man was clearly

delighted at full-time, and when asked whether or not it was the best performance he can ever remember putting in in a Kildare jersey, he told the Kildare Post; “Any day you go out you’re just hoping that a few hit off you and you get a few hurls to them, but any day you put on the jersey for your club or your county you step up a bit.” “You take what you’re given. The boys have bailed me out on plenty of occasions in games where I’ve let balls in over my head and through my legs, so it’s just great to be able to repay them that way.” McKenna has been in fine form throughout this Christy

Ring Cup campaign, so much so that when a shot goes in on the Kildare goal it is more surprising when it finds the net rather than bouncing of the former DIT student or his hurl. McKenna was keen to pay tribute to his goalkeeping coach, and to Paul Dermody and Mark Doyle, who are now the back up goalkeepers. “Huge credit has to go to Willie Banks, our goalkeeping coach. He has myself, Dermo [Paul Dermody] and Mark Doyle in great shape and any one of us could step in and be able to perform.” McKenna spent a few years behind Dermody in the pecking order for Kildare, but he

has now firmly implanted himself as the county’s number one. He admits it was frustrating at times waiting for a chance to show his credentials, but the relationship with his former teacher always remained very good. “He taught me in secondary school so I’ve known him since I was about 13 or 14,” he said of Dermody. “It’s just great to be able to learn from him. Having hurled with Kilkenny he has that experience, so it’s great. “Often times I’d go home frustrated, but in fairness to my family they said ‘look, your time will come, just be patient’. In goalkeeping you

only have on position to fight for, out the field it’s a bit different because if you’re a back you can play a number of positions. Joe [Quaid] always said to me ‘patience’, and that’s what happens.” McKenna will get to line out in Croke Park on June 23 for the Christy Ring Cup final, which is something he will be hugely looking forward to. “I was around in 2014 when we beat Kerry and I’ve played a couple of other games there, but it’s great to get back and there will be huge excitement around the place. Hopefully we’ll be able to repay everyone who comes and supports us.”


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Martin Fitzgerald holds onto possession under pressure from Sean Cassidy.

Kevin Whelan feels the pressure of a couple of Derry defenders. Chrissy McKaigue claims a high ball over Kildare's Paul Divilly.

Sheridan hitting form at the right time for Kildare Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

It’s safe to say that Jack Sheridan has hit form at the perfect time for Kildare in their run to the Christy Ring Cup final. Over the last three games he has bagged 5-6 for himself, all of which has come from play and he has only started in one of those games. Kildare manager Joe Quaid said that he had been constantly telling the Naas forward that he was going to come good this year, and after introducing him when matters were tight in Mayo, Sheridan duly delivered. “I asked him to do a job down in Mayo; I asked him to come on and get me a goal and he got me a goal. I brought him on the last day and he was

superb, and he was superb again today,” Quaid said after the win over Derry. Sheridan himself admitted that he was below par for the first few months of the year, dealing with a relocation to Cork for third level studies hardly helped. “I wasn’t at my best all year because I was down in Cork for six months at the start of the year so I was missing out on it a bit but it’s all coming good now thank God, and I’m looking forward to a big day out in Croker,” he told the Kildare Post afterwards. Sheridan and his teammates can look forward to a big day out in Croke Park now, and it will be a big step up for the 20-year-old who watched on as a fan when Kildare won this competition four years ago.

“The last time we were there I was sitting in the stands and it was a good feeling, so this will be even better. I can’t wait now, I’m really looking forward to it,” said Quaid. Sheridan’s goal in the 56th minute lit up the game and sealed the victory for Kildare as he sauntered 50 metres with the ball before hitting the net. “I got on the ball on the ’45 and got going and Murt [Martin Fitzgerald] turned and went with me, and his man went with him as well and left it wide open so I said why not. I just about held onto it on the hurl and it just left as I struck the ball.” Onwards and upwards for Sheridan and Kildare as they prepare for a rare visit to GAA headquarters.

Take five Man of the match Paddy McKenna The Clane man has been in superlative form throughout this Christy Ring Cup campaign and it’s unlikely that the Lilywhites would be lining out in Croke Park on June 23 without him. He pulled off six tremendous saves, the pick of which was a really brave first half block to deny Mehaul McGrath a certain goal.

Score of the game Jack Sheridan’s second goal was one of the highlights of this championship campaign. The Naas forward took the ball 50 metres from goal and skipped by a couple of men before leaving them in his dust with blistering speed, all the while balancing the sliotar on his hurl with supreme control. His flicked finish at the end was testament to the confidence he is currently playing with.

Turning point Aodhan O’Donnell burst through on goal in the 54th minute and if he found the net it would have propelled Derry into the lead. Unfortunately for Derry, O’Donnell was denied by a brilliant save from McKenna. Within two minutes Kildare struck 1-2 to kill the game off.

Ref watch Galway whistleblower John Keane was overly fussy at times, especially in the first half, but he didn’t have any major negative bearing on the game.

What next? Kildare return to Croke ark for the first time since they won this competition in 2014 as they face London in the final on June 23. Throw-in has been scheduled for 2pm.


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KILDARE CUT LOOSE TO GAIN MUCH NEEDED WIN

Mark Donnellan and David Hyland stretch to keep out a Jack Doherty shot.

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Saturday was more than a win. So much more. It was a release from the pressure carried around since the defeat by Carlow. Kildare lost all their games in an unforgiving division one. Two by a point to Monaghan and Tyrone. Donegal beat them by two. There were two seven point defeats to All-Ireland Finalists Mayo and Dublin. But it was the Carlow defeat that hurt most. Kildare hadn’t won a game since last year’s Leinster semi-final against Meath and there were calls for Cian O’Neill to step down. As O’Neill addressed his players long on the Owenbeg pitch, long after the final whistle, relief filled the air. The hugs and handshakes spoke a thousand words. Before the game, the ob-

stacles continued to pile up. They lost Paddy Brophy to a freak accident in the warmup. Captain Eoin Doyle was black-carded and they leaked an early goal to Enda Lynn. But bounce back they did and with 12 different players getting on the scoresheet, Kildare eased their way in the round two of the qualifiers. Kildare set the tone before the throw-in. They were going to put down a marker following the hurt bottled up since the Leinster exit. There were battles in all corners of the pitch before a ball was even kicked. Chrissy McKaigue and Tommy Moolick were wrestling, as were Paddy Coney and Kevin Flynn. When the game got under way, Liam McGoldrick and Fergal Conway were also going helter-skelter at each other before referee Coldrick issued two yellow cards. Referee David Coldrick bore the brunt of the home team and their fans. Derry were the architects of their own downfall, but the Meath official didn’t help. Kildare had a steeliness to

their game - systematically fouling and have had more than the two black cards they amassed. Time and time again Padraig Cassidy cut through the middle, only to be hauled down. To rub salt in the wounds, when Emmett Bradley was unceremoniously taken down with five minutes to go, David Hyland was issued a black card. Lynn’s ball had put Bradley through on goal. In the aftermath, Mark Lynch was sent off. With Brendan Rogers the only recognised full-back on the panel, Derry played with Mark Lynch between midfield and centre-back, with Chrissy McKaigue playing as a sweeper in front of Daniel Flynn. It robbed all three men of any genuine attacking threat, with only Johnston breaking out from the back. Enda Lynn played up front with Shane McGuigan. Paddy Coney hugged the right flank to give Derry width. Emmett Bradley held the line at centre-forward. Jack Doherty and Sean Leo McGoldrick interchanged on the left wing, but Fergal Con-

way exploited the space to kick four first-half points from play, in a free role almost. Ben McKinless’ was excellent on Derry’s kick-outs in the first-half, but Derry’s problems where translating possession to the inside line. Any failed attacks were punished by Kildare racking up 1-12 from 17 scoring chances in the first-half. Mark Donnellan had a 100 per cent record on his kickouts in the first-half. When Derry squeezed up on the Kildare defence,he the Maynooth man floated a high ball to David Slattery who set up Conway for a chance that he blasted over the bar, with a sniff of goal on. That was the variation Kildare brought to the game. Derry wasted little time getting out of the blocks, when Shane McGuigan swivelled inside Mick O’Grady for the opening point after 21 seconds. Fergal Conway skipped away to level the game and when Enda Lynn’s pass was intercepted, Kildare countered with Paul Cribbin play-

ing in Daniel Flynn for the lead score. Even from the outset the game had an open feel too it. Derry had men back in position, but without any longterm development as a group, Kildare were still able to pick holes. In the sixth minute, Sean Leo McGoldrick went on the attack, before passing to McGuigan whose shot from a tight angle headed goalwards only to be finished over the line by Lynn. It should have been the catalyst but Conway hit a second point to take the sting out of Derry. Worse followed in the eighth minutes when Daniel Flynn was given the freedom of Owenbeg to drill the ball to the roof of the Derry net. A combination of McKinless, Oran Hartin and Barry Gillis wouldn’t have saved it, such was the venom. Paul Cribben added two points as Kildare, leading 1-5 to 1-1, forced the first seismic shift in the game. From relative control, Derry lost any foothold they had. The excellent Padraig Cassidy took off on a one man

crusade at the Kildare defence. First winning a free for Emmett Bradley, when then taking a pass from Shane McGuigan. With 12 minutes to half-time, Derry struck for a second goal to level the game. Cassidy’s storming run drew out the Kildare defence and when he slotted to Lynn, the Greenlough man hammered to the top corner of the net. The pattern continued however. Kildare always had an answer. Tommy Moolick, James Murray and Keith Cribbin all hit back with points to cancel out Lynn’s second strike. Kevin Johnston and James Kielt combined for a Sean Leo McGoldrick point, who also set up a point for Lynn, but Derry could never shake off Kildare who hit back with a fourth Conway point. Brendan Rogers and Terence O’Brien both came in for Derry at half-time. Jack Doherty’s running game threatened to spark Derry into action. In the second minute of the second-half, Emmett Bradley was denied by a Mark Donnellan save and when the re-


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Mark Donnellan and David Hyland stretch to keep out a Jack Doherty shot.

bound fell for McGuigan, his shot was blocked by cornerback Mick O’Grady. Kildare had a half chance for goal intercepted by Rogers at the expense of a ‘45’ that Mark Donnellan drilled between the posts. Terence O’Brien on the kick-out leading to a foul on McGoldrick, leading to an Emmett Bradley free. But as Derry had to work like dogs for their scores, Kildare broke away with ease – typified by David Slattery fisting over the Tommy Moolick kicking

a point, both under no pressure. Then came the hammer blow on Derry’s chances. Kevin Feely’s angled ball took out the entire Derry defence leaving Niall Kelly to divert to the back of the net. Jack Doherty, at the end of a sweeping move, and three Bradley frees gave Derry a passage back into the game but Derry were always going to need at least one goal. With Kildare intent in stopping the runners, that was never going to happen. Eight

minutes from time Enda Lynn picked out Ememtt Bradley who was hauled to the ground by David Hyland who was black-carded. In the aftermath, David Coldrick issued a red card to Mark Lynch. It ended the contest, as Kildare soaked up any pressure and hit back with three late Neil Flynn points to seal the eight point win. Scorers for Kildare: N Flynn 0-6(2F), F Conway 0-4, D Flynn 1-1, N Kelly 1-0, P Cribbin, T Moolick and K Feely(2f) 0-2

Kevin Feely and Conor McAtamney tangle with each other.

each, J Byrne, D Slattery, J Murray, K Cribbin and M Donnellan('45) 0-1 each. Scorers for Derry: E Lynn 2-2, E Bradley 0-4f, M Lynch(2f) and J Doherty 0-2 each, J Kielt, P Cassidy, S McGoldrick and S McGuigan 0-1 each. KILDARE Mark Donnellan, Peter Kelly, David Hyland, Mick O’Grady, James Murray, Eoin Doyle, Kevin Flynn, Kevin Feely, Tommy Moolick, Fergal Conway, Paul Cribbin , Keith Crib-

bin, David Slattery, Daniel Flynn, Niall Kelly. Subs used: Johnny Byrne for E Doyle BC 19mins, Neil Flynn for K Feely 47mins, Chris Healey for K Cribbin 61mins, Mark Hyland for D Hyland 66 mins, Éanna O’Connor for N Kelly 69mins, Foinn Dowling for Fergal Conway 72mins. DERRY Ben McKinless, Paul McNeill, Kevin Johnston, Michael McEvoy, Liam McGoldrick, Chrissy McKaigue, Sean Leo

McGoldrick, Conor McAtamney, Padraig Cassidy, Jack Doherty, Emmett Bradley, Paddy Coney, Enda Lynn, Shane McGuigan, Mark Lynch. Subs used: James Kielt for S McGuigan 31 mins blood sub, reversed HT, Brendan Rogers for P McNeill HT, Terence O’Brien for C McAtamney HT,, Carlus McWilliams for P Coney 41mins, James Kielt for S McGuigan 52mins, Michael Bateson for L McGoldrick 60mins, Niall Toner for SL McGoldrick 72mins.

Tentative steps for Lilies as O’Neill looks to get back on track It was a win that was as badly needed as it was overdue, and Kildare manager Cian O’Neill said afterwards that it didn’t matter what way it came about. It was hugely positive however as 12 different players hit the target for the Lilywhites, with the only line of the field not contributing to the final tally being the full-back line. There was also some great leadership shown throughout from the likes of Fergal Conway, Tommy Moolick and Keith Cribbin, who all stepped up when Paddy Brophy was ruled out just before throw-in with a nasty finger injury and captain Eoin Doyle was lost to a black card midway through the first half. Speaking after the game, O’Neill said it was vital that Kildare restored some price and showed what they were capable of following the miserable defeat to Carlow 13 days previous. “It hurt us badly, and in all of that I’m not sure if Carlow got the congratulations they deserved for that performance,” he said. “We still had to come back and look at ourselves as a manager and a management team.

We didn’t come here today for a polished performance, and I’m sure Damien’s men didn’t either. We just needed a win, let’s be brutally honest about it. “We had the added challenge of the roadtrip, which I actually think suited us. It gave us a chance to bond yesterday on the way up and at the hotel last night. We knew this was our season in a nutshell and you talk about seasons and you talk about your own future then as players and as management, so we needed it badly. We’re delighted.” So is this the start of a brilliant journey that might lead the Lilywhites to the promised land that is the ‘Super Eights’, or is it merely just a matter of beating an admittedly poor Derry side who began the game without their two best players, Chrissy McKaigue and Brendan Rogers. It was certainly nice to be watching on as a Kildare team played with so much confidence and skill going forward, even if they did look suspect at the back on occasion. “That wasn’t a defeat out of the blue – we came off seven defeats in the league, whether

we had close matches or not, that was where your league was at,” said O’Neill of ending the run of defeats. “Then you lose your first round in Leinster, some people bring last year into it then. You can’t argue with that – we just needed a massive win to get us back on track, and it’s some way there anyway.” “I thought the players were absolutely top class today. The lads came out of the blocks to be fair to them; they were measured, they were calculated. We scored 1-12 in the first half and we actually missed 1-9 or 1-10 the last day. We conceded two very sloppy goals that we wouldn’t be happy with – you saw that yourselves – so we have something to work on. But the lads fought back every time we conceded a goal and we’re happy with that.” The Kildare manager said that Saturday’s win was about much more than football. It was about putting pride back in the Kildare jersey and reassuring the faithful that this team are much better than what they have shown over the last 12 months. “It’s the first step, if there

wasn’t a win today there would be no step,” remarked O’Neill. “It’s definitely a starting point for the players to come here and it was a challenge in itself being so far away from home. There was a lot of positivity to take from the match today and it’s great to have two weeks to actually start working on

things that can take us hopefully to the next step. It was about more than football – it was about pride, it was about integrity, it was about pride in Kildare football. “Not just for the lads in the pitch; we let the county… I let the county down as manager of this team. That loss the last day

when so much was expected of us, and that’s not where I or the players wanted to leave it this year. So the lads took that there today with a brilliant leadership based performance, and I stress leadership because we’ve been accused of not having that in the past and it was great to see.”


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Busy Saturday on the cards for fans

It’s going to be a busy Saturday for Kildare fans on June 23 for Kildare fans as both senior men’s teams face into massive games within five hours of each other. The GAA have confirmed that the

Kildare hurlers Christy Ring Cup final against London will be played at 2pm in Croke Park, with Carlow referee Patrick Murphy officiating on that game. Fans will have to be quick out the gates to make it down the M4 towards

the midlands that evening as the footballers take on Longford in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers in Pearse Park, with Cavan man Joe McQuillan refereeing that one.

Longford for the Lilies Hurlers heading to Croker Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

Longford are next up for Kildare as the draw for the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers threw up a familiar Leinster face for the Lilywhites following their uplifting win over Derry on Saturday afternoon. Cian O’Neill’s men went to Owenbeg and emerged with a 2-22 to 2-14 victory to get a first win in almost a year and deliver a much needed boost for the county’s footballers,

and hopefully some confidence as they look ahead to a date with the Midlanders on Saturday week. O’Neill will not be counting his chickens and looking towards the Super 8’s however, insisting that Kildare can only take it one game at a time considering the form they have shown already this year, and any notion of making the last eight remains a distant goal at this stage. “Absolutely not, no,” he quipped when asked if the Super 8’s were now the target.

“We’ll target where we’re at in 14 days time. We’ll take it one match at a time. To be honest, that’s how we targeted Leinster and we still came up short. It was one match at a time. We have no right to do that, we just have to focus on the work we can put in on our preparation for our opponent in two weeks’ time, whoever that may be.” Kildare’s last championship meeting with Denis Connerton’s men came in 2015 when the Lilywhites hammered them 2-24 to 0-11 in a round 3A qualifier.

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The Kildare hurlers will line out in Croke Park for the first time in four years when they face London on June 23 in GAA headquarters. They reached the Christy Ring Cup fi nal thanks to a thrilling 3-18 to 2-13 win over Derry in Iniskeen on Sunday evening, racking up their fourth win in succession as they continued their momentum towards championship glory.

Speaking after the game, manager Joe Quaid outlined how this was the goal all year. In fairness to the Limerick man, he said that before the league started, but the way the Lilywhites have picked themselves up from a winless Division 2A campaign has been mightily impressive. “I said it after the league campaign – and I took a bit of flak probably from the players in stages – that we didn’t put all our eggs into the league basket which we did last year, and this was the goal which was to get to

Croke Park,” said Quaid. “To be fair to the players, and it’s not any easy thing to do coming off a poor, poor league campaign, to park it, and we took two and a half weeks off. We had James Burke’s illness in the middle of it and I think things like that galvanised us and we came in with a clean slate, went back to basics and, as I said before we went in against Roscommon, lads what we have on Saturday is a game of hurling. That was our whole focus since the league was to get basics, the basics of hurling.”


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