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Co Kildare Gardaí are getting set for a major clampdown on driving while using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts and speeding within days. On Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22, Gardaí in the county will be operating a specific campaign targeting motorists driving while on their mobiles, along with those who infringe the speed limits. On Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday,May 30, Gardaí will operate checkpoints on seat-belts.Nationally this year, 475 fixed charge penalty notices have been issued for people not wearing seatbelts. There are 1,705 people around the country who have been issued with fixed charge penalty notices for driving while using a mobile phone and 7,960 who received fixed charge penalty points for

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speeding. Meanwhile, the first 87 new Garda members have completed their induction training and have been appointed to Roads Policing units throughout the country. An additional 63 appointments will be made this October. There will be further appointments in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Members currently attached to Traffic Corps will be automatically inducted into the Roads Policing Unit. Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey recently addressed the newly appointed members on completion of their Roads Policing induction course in Nenagh when he congratulated them on being selected to work full time in Roads Policing. Commissioner Twomey said that this must be done "with the support of the community and encouraged members to be utterly professional in their work, to be balanced in their actions and be both reasonable and proportionate in the execution of their duties.” A key element of the work of the new Roads Policing Unit will be to deny criminals the use of the roads network. In addition to focusing on the lifesaver offenses of speeding, seatbelts, mobile phones and driving under the influence, there will be a significant focus on crime prevention and crime detection.

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Kilcullen GAA girls score jerseys from Lidl

In this week’s Kildarepost

Kilcullen GAA’s U14 Feile Girls were recently presented with jerseys and equipment sponsored by Lidl. Kilcullen GAA were one of 154 lucky clubs across the country winning a total of €250,000 worth of jerseys and equipment raised from the sale of promotional packs of Lidl's Carrick Glen 6 pack of water. 10c from every purchase was donated toward the jersey and equipment fund which ran across all stores earlier this year. Photo: Colette McNally / Halo Photography.

•Kildare founder of PAWS sadly dies, Page 8 •Court, Page 26 •Meet the Finalists: Network Ireland Kildare Business Awards Pages 32, 33 •Meet our Kildare Rose, Page 35 •Victoria Garden Restaurant Review, Page 36 •Jo of Caragh Nurseries at the Chelsea RHS Flower Show, pages 70-71

Prosperous sweeps the boards at Drama Finals

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LEFT: Another great turnout last week from participants at Naas Racecourse for the annual event in aid of Pieta House. Photo Paul O Rourke

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CRIMEBRIEFS Spate of burglaries

Gardaí in Naas fear that a spate of burglaries in the town are linked. Between 10am and 6pm, on Friday, May 11, entry was gained through a rear window at an unoccupied house in Esmondale. On the same day, approximately €1,800 worth of jewellery, including a chain with a gold cross, pearl earrings and a red, ruby engagement ring, was robbed from a house in Hazelmere between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Two men are believed to have entered a house at Monread Court between 5.15pm to 5.35pm. Entry was gained to the house through the rear patio door. The main bedroom was ransacked, though nothing was reported stolen.

Phone stolen

A man in Leixlip was walking along the road earlier this week when a cyclist stole his phone. It is reported that on Tuesday, May 15, at Barnhall, Leixlip, circa 7.30pm, a cyclist came and took a phone out of his hand. Gardaí in Leixlip are appealing for anyone who noticed anything suspicious to contact them on 01 666 7800.

Theft of cars

ABOVE: Lauren Hammond of St Conleth's & St Mary's NS making her First Holy Communion. Photo Aish ling Conway

Cars have been reported stolen in Maynooth. On Thursday, May 10, at Moyglare Abbey, between 10am and 6.20pm, a black BMW was reported stolen. Separately, on May 13, last, between 11pm and 7.55am, at Beaufield Crescent, a Nissan car was stolen. Gardaí are warning people to be aware of keys being phished through letterboxes.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesse after a phone shop in Newbridge was broken into. JJ Mobile Phone shop at Edward St, Newbridge was broken into earlier this week, between 6pm to 9am. Substantial damage was caused to a window of the property. Gardaí are urging anyone with information to contact Newbridge Garda Station on 045 431 212.

Shed break-in

A shed is reported to have been broken into around the Morristown area of Kildare. It is understood that the break in took place on Friday, May 11 between 12 midnight and 10am. A dirt bike and power tools were reported stolen.

Attack in Kildare town A man is recovering following an attack in Kildare town, outside a kebab house. Kildare. On Sunday, May 13, last, a man suffered an ankle fracture during the course of a dispute on Market Square, and was later hospitalised for his injuries. Gardaí are questioning a man in his 30s.

Theft of safe

Kildare town Gardai are investigating the theft of a safe during the early hours of the morning. On May 8, at 3.30am, at an arcade on the Dublin Road, Kildare town, €2,000 was stolen from a safe. The safe was recovered from the casino on the Dublin Road; however, the cash inside had been stolen. Gardai are currently reviewing CCTV from the night.

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Kildare people show solidarity for victims of cervical screening scandal Silent Walk planned for Newbridge next week By Kim O’Leary Co Kildare women have vowed to show their support towards women and their families in the wake of the cervical screening scandal, with a second march being organized this time in Newbridge town next Monday, 21 May. This follows the great success of the “March for Women Naas” which took place on Monday evening with over 200 people in attendance as they walked through Naas town in solidarity with those affected by the recent cervical screening scandal. On Monday, 21 May there will be a second march this time in Newbridge town, and the organisers behind the Gina Lavelle Walsh Memorial Fund, in aid of St. Brigid’s Hospice, have organised a Newbridge Silent Walk in support of all the women affected by the cervical screening scandal. The walk begins at 7.15pm from Town Hall, Newbridge and will proceed down to Newbridge Linear Park. In a statement the organisers behind the Gina Lavelle Walsh Memorial Silent Walk in Newbridge said: "Teal is the colour for cervical cancer so if you can wear something of that colour, that would be great. We will lay a wreath in memory of the ladies who died. We are asking that you invite all our Friends and Family, everyone is welcome, we

would love as many people, Men, Women and children to walk in solidarity with all the women affected.” Speaking to The Kildare Post after the March for Women Naas event, organiser of the Naas march Louise Fitzsimons said: “It was a huge success with over 200 supporters, most of whom brought their own signs/placards. Men, women, children, elderly, everyone was represented. It was a very emotional event and a lot of anger and hurt. And people are keen to have more marches like this in the near future. For a lot of people this was their first march/ protest.” Speaking about the recent scandal involving cervical screening controversy, Louise said: "This could be happening to our grandmother's, mum's, sister's, daughters, you, me. This is NOT right, and we want to show our support to all the women and their fami-

lies and take a stand, enough is enough." Meanwhile, Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin TD Fianna Fail has voiced her support for the Naas march and the upcoming Newbridge march, saying that it was “great to see so many women, men and children marching in Naas in solidarity with the 17 women who lost their lives, their bereaved families, for Vicky and Emma and all of those going through cervical cancer right now.” Anyone concerned about their smear results is urged to contact their GP and to contact any of the following helplines for more information and advice: • CervicalCheck Ireland 1800 454555 or visit • The Irish Cancer Society 1800 200700 or visit www. • The Marie Keating Foundation 01 6283726 or visit

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Co Kildare youth on mental health waiting list - 'alarming' Louise McCarthy

Almost 250 young people from Co Kildare are now waiting for appointments with mental health services, which was described by Deputy James Lawless as ‘alarming’. Serious concerns are being voiced in Co Kildare about rising levels of young people and children waiting for an appointment

with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). North Kildare TD James Lawless stated the waiting list is now at 'crisis point.' He said: “The situation with the CAMHS waiting list is now reaching crisis point. It’s alarming that there has been a 10% increase in the number of children waiting over 12 months for an appointment nationally. The overall waiting list has

increased by 4% in the same period of time." According to Deputy Lawless, there are now 248 on waiting lists for CAMHS in Co Kildare. He said: “It’s perfectly clear for all to see that the CAMHS service is simply not able to meet current demand. There will be well over 3,000 children stuck on waiting lists before the end of the year if the current trend continues. This is unacceptable and shows that

the Government mental health strategy is floundering." Meanwhile, Chairperson of Hope(d), Terri Thorpe, a voluntary support organisation, with counsellors providing support to a broad range of people, says that parents of adolescents are seeking help and advice for their children who are suffering from a wide range of issues, including eating disorders, self-harm and bullying on social media.

Hope(d) are hosting a ‘Healing Hearts’ mass on Friday, 18 May at 8pm in Caragh village church. This is the third year

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By Rose Barrett O’Donoghue Closed since Aug-Sept 2016, residents along the L6048 Coughlanstown Road will be pleased to note that Kildare County Council (KCC) have recently appointed O'Connor Sutton Cronin as consultants to the Coughlanstown Road project. However, a quick fix reinstatement for the road is not on the cards as the consultants go back to the drawing board and a new planning process begins. Their work will entail the examination of ‘options’, development of a business case, engagement with Utilities, and the selection of a preferred option, one of which involves building a new road, across lands some of which is owned by Sean Mulryan of Ballymore (property development company). Deputy Martin Heydon welcomed the announcement of the appointment by KCC and stated: “I have a follow up meeting with the consultants, Kildare County Council and local resident representatives planned for mid-June to review progress and to keep the pressure on”. He continued: “I understand the poor state of repair of the present diversionary route is still a source of much frustration locally and I continue to push for that to be addressed by the council in a satisfactory manner”. The detour has frustrated residents living in the Coughlanstown, Dunstown and Dunshane areas with local businesses reporting a serious decline in trade since the road collapsed and many residents opting to shop in Kilcullen instead. Some families feel alienated from the community of Ballymore Eustace whilst others impacted by the road closure stated they will likely send their children to Kilcullen or Two Mile House primary schools.

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Unanimous support for Cllr on N81 motion N81 commuter belt, from Blessington, Hollywood, Ballymore Eustace, Donard, Baltinglass, Brittas and Tallaght, to form a dedicated action group going forward. The shock announcement of the N81 deferment infuriated residents who live along the Tallaght to Baltinglass commuter

belt, and make the daily journey along the 31kms stretch in single lane traffic, exacerbated by temporary road works at Poulaphouca Bridge to repair the structure and other ongoing works. The N81 records higher than national average statistics for head on collisions and fatalities.

Cllrs John Snell and Oliver O'Brien were amongst the 32 councillors at WCC this week to supoprt a motion on the N81 by Cllr Gerry O'Neill (right)

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On Monday last, Cllr Gerry O’Neill from Blessington called for a Suspension of Standing Orders at a meeting of Wicklow County Council (WCC). Cllr O’Neill’s request to write to Minister of Transport, Shane Ross TD and request the reversal of his decision to shelve the upgrading of the N81 route, was supported

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by all 32 councillors. Cllr O’Neill stated: “I’m delighted with the unanimous support. It is vital we don’t let this deferment go ahead; too many communities are affected and development in and around areas near Blessington will be impeded”. The preferred route for the N81 weaves in and out of areas governed by Kildare County Council, Wicklow and South Dublin Councils, which slows progress on

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Newbridge Cancer survivor acknowledges Daffodil Day support By Kim O’Leary Kildare cancer survivor Stephanie Powell, the face of the ICS Daffodil Day campaign this year, has thanked the public for their generosity as funds raised for cancer patients have reached over €3m. With more funds still to be banked, the Irish Cancer Society is hopeful of reaching its target of €4m over the coming weeks to ensure it can provide critical services for those in need. Last year, the ICS saw increased demand for services and had 1.3m interactions with people affected by cancer. Stephanie Powell credits funds raised on Daffodil Day with supporting her through her own cancer experience. She said, “Five years ago I could never have imagined I’d get involved in something like this. But in 2011 I was told I had breast cancer. After that I realised just how important fundraising days like this are. Without people like you taking part in Daffodil Day I might have a very different story to tell. I am so grateful to be alive and here to be part of my grandchildren’s lives. I genuinely believe that’s down to cancer research, which is funded by people like you supporting Daffodil Day. Whether you sold daffodils on the street, held a coffee morning or fundraised at

work, thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Mark Mellett, Head of Fundraising, Irish Cancer Society said, “We are so thankful and heartened by the generosity of the Irish public and our sponsors Boots for the support they have shown for our most crucial fundraiser. Money raised on Daffodil Day funds lifesaving cancer research and vital supports services for the 165,000 people living with cancer in Ireland today.” Daffodil Day, the Society’s longest running collection day in the country, was proudly supported by Boots Ireland. Colleagues in all 86 stores around Ireland got involved by holding cyclathons, bake sales and raffles to raise funds. Bernadette Lavery, Managing Director, Boots Ireland added, “The support of our colleagues and customers across our 86 Boots stores in Ireland this Daffodil Day was fantastic. In addition to the fundraising activities of our colleagues, our Cancer Beauty Advisors and Cancer Information Pharmacists were on hand offering advice and information. It was an extraordinary day and the generosity of our customers was simply amazing.”

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NEWSBRIEFS Hermitage Green to headline Naas Races’ Summer Racing, BBQ & Music Evenings.

Naas Racecourse have announced that Hermitage Green will kick off their Summer Racing, BBQ & Music Evenings on Wednesday 27 June. The second music act to perform on July 25 is the the hugely popular, local traditional band Bunoscionn. Hermitage Green are an Irish Acoustic Folk Rock Band who toured internationally. The band have played alongside the likes of Gavin James, Walking on Cars and The Pogues. The BBQ’s are held in BBQ pavilion located adjacent to the parade ring and the package prices are from just €39. The package on offer includes admission to the races, a race card, a full BBQ meal, reserved table in the BBQ pavilion and access to live music after racing. Racing on both evenings will kick off at approximately 6pm, last race at 9pm and music will start approx. 9:10pm.  Adm tickets to the races with access to live music after racing are also available online at

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PAWS founder, Deirdre, is fondly remembered in Co Kildare By Kim O’Leary An inspirational animals’ rights campaigner from Co Kildare and one of the founders of PAWS Animal Rescue was laid to rest earlier this week following a life-time of looking after animals. Deirdre Hetherington, late of Sallins Lodge, Sallins, Kildare, passed away peacefully on Sunday 13 May in the wonderful care of the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital, Athy. Beloved wife of Seamus, mother of Shay, Barry, Gina and Damien, deeply regretted by her sister Dolores, brother Hugh, daughters-inlaw Mary, Geraldine and Faye, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her funeral mass took place on Tuesday morning in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and Guardian Angels, Sallins, with a cremation having also taken place at Newlands Cross Crematorium. Deirdre and her daughter Gina set up PAWS Animal Rescue in Sallins Co Kildare in February 1997, and the original concept was to rehome unwanted pets from their current homes and take in dogs from Kildare Dog pound to save them from destruction. At the time, there were 35,000 dogs being killed in Irish Dog Pounds every year, with Kildare being among the top ten and we felt this was no longer acceptable. Soon, word about PAWS spread via the media

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and Ginas weekly appearances on TV3 and we were assisting animals from the 26 counties and beyond. By 2000, PAWS was taking every dog available from South Dublin Dog Pound in Saggart and Greyhounds from Ashton Pound in North Dublin. However, they realised that they needed more space to house the animals in their care but they were refused planning permission from Kildare County Council and so they relocated to Mullinahone in Co Tipperary, where they successfully saved and rehomed thousands of dogs with particular success in looking after greyhounds. PAWS is dependent on funding from donations, flag days, fundraisers, and it continues to work to help vulnerable ani-

mals with mother-daughter duo Deirdre and Gina highly respected by the local community in both Sallins and Mullinahone. At the weekend, following Deirdre’s passing, her daughter Gina penned a heart-breaking tribute to her beloved mother, which she has shared with The Kildare Post. “The world lost one of the most amazing human beings ever created. The world and more importantly, the world of Animal Welfare in Ireland has lost a founding Mother . Yes, she drove us crazy sometimes with ‘tough love,’ but dare anyone hurt her cubs and the full weight of her strength came to the surface. Tough, tender, strong, infuriating, beautiful, generous to the extreme and an amazing, crazy

mother whose late brother called her ‘The Templeogue Terror’,” writes Gina Hetherington. “She worked hard all her life. But dogs were her passion and in her 64th year, 11 years after battling and beating breast cancer, she founded PAWS Animal Rescue. She begged, borrowed and lobbied to get what was needed to save the dogs, especially her beloved greyhounds. Politicians, Bank Managers, IGB, County Councils and others could never say, no, to this formidable lady. But, she taught me to be strong, stubborn and driven. I am very, very proud to say that Deirdre Hetherington was my mother. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.” For more information on PAWS visit

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Royal Ascot clues aplenty at Naas this weekend! Group 1 winner Sioux Nation heads a strong list of entries for the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas this Sunday. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Royal Ascot winner is one of 14 entered for the Group 3 contest which was won last year by subsequent Royal Ascot winner Caravaggio. The Goff’s Lacken Stakes is the feature race on a potentially fascinating card and O’Brien has also included the highly rated Fleet Review among his quartet for the race, while recent Navan winner The Broghie Man is set to be upped in class again by Adrian Keatley following his Listed victory at Navan last month. “We’ve been very happy with the horse since Navan and he has come on a tonne since that run,” said Keatley. “Gerald Mosse rode him work on nice ground at the Curragh last week and he was delighted with him after that so we are happy to take our chance and hopefully we’ll be there or thereabouts. I’d say a lot of people thought that we caught some of the horses off guard early in the season at Navan on heavy ground but we feel we have a nice horse that can go on nicer ground so we are looking forward to Sunday. He had his last breeze this morning and did it well so we are delighted with him.” Naas will also stage three listed races on Sunday with some very promising twoyear-olds entered for the


the eve of Royal Ascot. On Sunday we also begin our sponsorship of the Goffs Owners & Trainers Lounge at Naas in the fantastic Circle building”. A Touch of Royal Ascot There will be plenty of action off the track also, as Naas will host their Ladies Day in association with Kildare Village & Palmerstown House Estate. The winner and 19 friends or family will receive an overnight stay in the Palmerstown Manor and

a €1,000 voucher for Kildare Village. TV personality Anna Daly will be on hand to judge the Ladies competition. The theme of the day is ‘A touch of Royal Ascot’ and those who enter will receive a complimentary glass of Pimms. Admission €15 pp, see  www.naasracecourse. com for hospitality packages. First race at 2:05pm, Ladies Day registration opens from 1pm until 3pm and the Goff’s Lacken Stakes goes to post at 4:15pm.

Group 1 winner Sioux Nation heads a strong list of entries for the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas this Sunday

Coolmore War Command Rochestown Stakes. Jessica Harrington’s Dandys Ocean, Aidan O’Brien’s Land Force and the Michael O’Callaghantrained Recon Mission were all winners at the Curragh last weekend and may reappear again while O’Brien has also entered Sergei Prokofiev and Van Beethoven. The Coolmore Stud EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes is also likely to determine some Royal Ascot plans as O’Brien’s recent course and distance winner Fairyland and Navan

winner So Perfect are likely to step up in class against the Dundalk winning pair of Chicas Amigas and Scitter Scatter. Last year’s winner Texas Rock could bid to repeat his success in the Owenstown Stud Stakes for Michael Grassick. The six-year-old could face opposition from Jessica Harrington’s pair of Brother Bear and Marshall Jennings, while Dermot Weld may give a seasonal debut to the talented three-year-old Riyazan.  





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Have you registered your interest in Kildare Relay for Life 2018? At Punchestown Racecourse, September 15 and 16 Kildare Relay takes place this year at Punchestown Racecourse on 15 and 16 September. Relay for Life is one of the major sources of income for the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and Relay is now the largest singular fundraiser worldwide. Peter O’Neill stated: “It needs to be emphasised again that only 2% of Cancer Society income comes from our government”. “This Relay is not a race - it is a leisurely walk around row upon row of Candle Bags, laid out by our Scouts, and which are all lit just at dusk and remain lighting during the night. The distance for walking is approximately 400 metres”. Relay for Life Kildare are currently recruiting teams and each team commits to having at least one member walking at all times during the 24 hours of Relay. Teams may consist of any number from 4/5 upwards so the workload is divided. Fundraising by each team takes place in the build-up and during the Relay. Candle Bags, individually numbered, are sold at €5 each and decorated in honour of family and friends who have survived cancer or who have died as a result of it. “Our Survivors play a big part and are acknowledged during the Relay” said Peter. “Supporters come and see their Candle bags laid out on the track and the highlight of Relay is the Candle of Hope Ceremony which takes place at dusk and is a very poignant and emotional time

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ANIMALS IN NEED 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.


The KWWSPCA will be hosting another of its very successful book sales in the Town Hall/Heritage Centre, Kilcullen, this Saturday, 19 May from 11am-5pm. A very wide range of books will be on sale at very reasonable prices. All proceeds from the Book Sale will go directly to helping animals in need.


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the beginning of last week we still had another three litters of puppies – two litters were born in the care of the KWWSPCA and the third litter came into our care as new borns with their mother - all are now living in foster homes and doing well. Nine of these puppies (two litters) have a terrier as their mum and the third litter (of 5 puppies) has a collie cross as its mum. No knowledge of who the dads were! On top of this, this week another 8 puppies have come into our care. Four of these puppies were seized by the Gardai as they had been found shut in a box with no food or water and four more puppies were dumped over a wall. Luckily these four, who are about 6 weeks

There are a number of cats living just outside Athy that are in need of new homes. They are semi-wild, but in very good condition and with a bit of coaxing, would make very nice pets, or could stay as outside cats. They are living around an abandoned house and a very nice neighbour is feeding them, getting veterinary treatment for them and gradually getting all of them neutered and vaccinated. If you could offer any of them a home, please call 087 680 3295.

old and are lurchers, were found soon after being abandoned - but one had a badly damaged legand another had a bad abcess in his ear. Both have received treatment and are healing well. When any of these puppies are available for rehoming, details will be posted on the KWWSPCA Website and on its Facebook page.


Digby is an older gentleman who is now under our care. At seven years old, it is sad that he has found himself in a rescue organisation when he should be enjoying life in the comforts of his forever home with the humans that he loves. He is a dog who really loves human company and will sit happily by your side or at your feet. He loves belly rubs and is obviously used to being somebody’s dog. Digby loves to see someone coming to his run to talk to him or take him for a walk. He is good on the lead, but can be strong when he sees another dog. He is good with some dogs, but, like any dog, there are some dogs that he does not like. We would recommend that he goes to a home with experienced dog owners and an area where he could be taken for long walks, without meeting too many other new dogs, would suit

him perfectly. He is a springer/ collie cross. Digby is neutered, chipped and vaccinated and lives at our Shelter if you would like to meet him. We ask for a minimum donation of €130 to partly offset veterinary and other cost, and a dog licence and collar tag are required to complete the adoption. A home visit also applies. To express interest please contact 087 127 9835 or email kwwspca@


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COURTBRIEFS Taxi-driver threat

A man who is alleged to have threatened a taxi driver and stole €10 from him, has been sentenced to 11 months in prison, before Naas District Court. The Finglas man was charged with the robbery of cash from a person at Butterstream, Clane, on February 27, 2015. Sgt Brian Jacob outlined how the taxi driver had been booked to collect the accused. It is alleged that the accused said to the taxi -driver, 'I am going to stick this into you.' Sgt Jacob said that there may have been a weapon used and this weapon was a can of Lynx spray. The taxi-driver fled, and the man was found with €10 on his person. He denied that the €10 was taken from the taxidriver and alleged that he had it already. Defence Barrister, Sarah Connolly, told the court, how the accused is a father to a teenager from a previous relationship and that his partner is currently expecting twins. The court heard how the accused has attended drugs detox programmes and is now completely drugs free. The court heard that he now participates in soccer training a number of nights during the week. Defence said: "He was in the throes of addiction at the time. He has changed his behaviour." Judge Desmond Zaidan imposed an 11 months sentence in prison, in the event of appeal, he was asked to lodge €750.

Sheltering in car

Naas District Court heard how a man who became homeless and was using his car for shelter, was sentenced to one year in prison, on Thursday, for two counts of not having insurance and driving without a licence. The man, who the court heard, had got himself employment as a car valeter, and whose friend had allowed him to live with him at an address in Naas, had eight previous convictions, including drink driving and driving with no insurance. Also the court heard how he had been banned from driving for six years at the time of being charged on the Clane Road, Sallins, on May 5, 2018, for not having insurance and driving without a licence. He had further appeared before Naas District Court, charged with having no insurance, on the Clane Road, on May 24, 2015. Defence Solicitor, Timmy Kennelly, said that when the accused first came to the country from Poland, he found the language difficult to learn. After losing his job, he found himself spiralling into homelessness, said Mr Kennelly. Defence said: "He found himself living in a car. He pulled out the passenger seat so that he could have a makeshift bed." Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused was sentenced to one year in prison, six months on each no insurance charge, and the driving ban for six years was

ordered to run concurrent to the driving ban he received in 2012, for six years. In the event of appeal, he was ordered to pay €500 cash of his own bond, with an independent surety of €750.

Brothers in Learning

Two Newbridge brothers appeared before Naas District Court in relation to being unaccompanied while driving without L-plates. The 19-year-old and 22-yearold brothers both appeared before Naas District Court on Thursday, charged with not being accompanied by a qualified driver, on February 27, 2017, in the proximity of Newbridge Train Station. Evidence was heard how both were driving different cars and were both stopped by Gardaí at the same time. The court heard how insurance

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was in order for the brothers. Judge Desmond Zaidan imposed fines of €200 on the two brothers.

Wing mirror damage

A North Kildare man who caused damage to a wing mirror of a car appeared before Naas District Court facing a careless driving charge. The 25-year-old man with an address in Maynooth, was charged with careless driving at Blacktrench, on May 9, 2017. At Naas District Court, the man pleaded guilty and evidence was given that the man paid compensation in full. Garda evidence outlined how the man 'momentarily went over the white line.' Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the Probation Act Section 1(1) was imposed.

Threat to rob grandmother’s house

A Co Kildare teenager who is facing charges in connection to assaulting a Garda is alleged to have threatened to rob her grandmother's house, appeared before Naas District Court. The 18-year-old with an address in Newbridge, on August 12, 2017, was charged with failing to produce insurance, threatening a Garda that he would kill her grandmother and assaulting a Garda, at Newbridge Garda Station, and being under the influence of an intoxicant, on August 12, 2017, at Wellesley Manor, Newbridge.

Sgt Brian Jacob told the court how the accused was 'driving from side to side' and was 'erratic.' The court heard how he was arrested and brought to Newbridge Garda Station. Sgt Jacob said that the accused 'became violent.' The court heard of how the situation became 'highly volatile' and that while threatening, he said he would 'rob' the home of a Garda's grandmother. He also told a Garda to 'shove' the charge sheet 'up your hole' and threatened to come back and put a bullet in the Garda's head. The court heard how he spat in the eye of the same Garda. Evidence was heard of how the Garda had to undergo tests and got the all-clear. The court heard how the accused has no previous convictions. Defence Solicitor, Timmy Kennelly said: "He does not remember it. He was out with a group of people, he stayed drinking. He consumed something. He is deeply remorseful. " Defence added that the accused would like to give a financial gesture of remorse to Garda Stephanie Lawrence who he assaulted. Judge Desmond Zaidan said: "This shows the evil of drugs." Judge Zaidan ordered that the case is put back for a Probation Report. The accused has been ordered to re-appear before Naas District Court, on July 12 next, for sentence, or community service.

€5 theft

A young man appeared before Naas District Court today facing a charge for stealing €5 worth of burger buns and bread from Aldi. The 21-yearold, with an address in Tallaght, was charged with theft at Aldi, Main St, Blessington, on May 7, 2017. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Sgt Brian Jacob told the court how 'the property was consumed, it could not be returned.' Sgt Jacob outlined to the court how the accused had four previous convictions, including one for burglary and one for possession of articles, on July 11, 2016. Defence Barrister, Sarah Connolly said: "It was pure devilment. It was a silly action. He had money on him. He was |

Driving ban

A man in a traffic collision is 'mortified' after being found to be over the drink driving limit, Naas District Court heard. Garda evidence outlined how at Naas District Court on June 13, 2017, the accused was stopped and found to have a reading of 40microgrammes of alcohol per 100millilitres of breath. The court heard how the accused, a father of a young baby, 'crashed into a ditch.' Sgt Brian Jacob told Naas District Court how a passer-by came to the accused's assistance and that he was able to get out of the car. The court heard how Gardaí were called. Evidence was given that he had no previous convictions. Defence Barrister, Sarah Connolly said: "He is mortified to find himself in the situation that he is in." Judge Desmond Zaidan imposed a fine of €400, with six months to pay. He was banned from driving for one year.

‘Domestic argument’

Naas District Court heard how a teenager caused damage to the door of his ex-girlfriend's home during a 'domestic argument'. The court heard how on April 22, 2017, the accused 'had an argument' and 'kicked the front door of the house.' Evidence was given that the accused's ex-girlfriend said that she could not afford to get the door repaired afterwards. The court heard that the door would cost an estimated €800 to repair. Defence Solicitor, David Gibbons, outlined how the young man had just turned 18 at the time. The court heard how the accused has a baby with the injured party and that an argument arose. Defence said that the baby was sick at the time of the incident. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that that accused re-appear again before Naas District Court on September 6, next, for compensation and sentence.

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Bluebells and Buskers another massive success The organisers of the recent Bluebells & Buskers would like to thank everyone who supported this year’s event hosted as always, in the lush landscape of Killinthomas Woods. “Many thanks to the Gardaí, Order of Malta, Civil Defence, the local Men’s Shed, who helped keep the traffic flow, with parking and ensuring everybody was in a safe environment” said one of the organising committee. “Rathangan Scouts looked after the BBQ and the O`Loughlin ladies, Kelly Burke and Anne Connolly ensured everyone had tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes”. Speaking on behalf of the organizers, Brian O`Loughlin added: "We were thrilled with our fifth Bluebells and Buskers annual event. We had 25 pop up musical events in our beautiful woods - a huge thank you to all the wonderful musicians who give of their time and talent. “This year, we raised €8,550 for the local RYARC centre which goes a long way to both supporting the centre and developing it further. Every cent raised goes to the centre which is there to be used by everyone in Rathangan." Chairman of the RYARC centre, Paddy O`Loughlin also added his thanks to all the

volunteers and said without these funds, it would be difficult to keep the centre operational, adding it was a great tribute to Jimmy O`Loughlin in whose memory the event was initially hosted, and who first started the Community Centre in Rathangan. Local TD Fiona O`Loughlin, pictured here with her brother Conor, said “This is always a special day - celebrating nature, music, community and people - and lots of sunshine to add to it this year!”


Next Sunday 20 May the church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost – the coming of the Holy Spirit to Our Lady and the apostles. It is the foundation of the church, in a certain sense the completion of the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus. The Holy Spirit has come and embraces the human family in the life of God, the Blessed Trinity. Faith matters publishes the reflection in Reality, the Redemptorist publication:“The Feast of Pentecost, like Easter, was originally a Jewish feast. Shevuot, the Feast of Weeks, occurs 50 days after Passover and commemorated the giving of the Law on Sinai. For Christians, it commemorates the giving of the Holy Spirit. “The first words in today’s Gospel are ‘In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week’ (John 20:19). John is referring here to Easter Sunday. The Spirit is Jesus’ Easter gift to his community. He enters unexpectedly the closed room where his disciples are hiding ‘for fear of the Jews’. There are none of the great signs of the coming of the Spirit we read about in the first reading – no tongues of fire, no great wind shaking the house. Instead, Jesus ‘breathes on them’. That is an unusual word in the Bible, but it is used three times in the Old Testament. The first is in the creation account of Genesis where God breathed into the face of the clay figure he has made from the dust of the earth and it became a living being (Genesis 2:7). The second is when the prophet Elisha restores to life the son of the widow of Saraphath by breathing three times on the boy and restoring him to health. The third is when young Tobias cures his father’s blindness by rubbing his father’s eyes with the gall of a fish and so restoring his sight. So breathing on someone is like a new creation, a kind of resurrection and a restoration of sight. “St Luke’s account of the day of Pentecost in the first reading is very rich. That extraordi-

nary list of nationalities that deserves to be counted: ‘(1) Parthians, (2) Medes and (3) Elamities; (4) people from Mesopotamia, (5) Judaea and (6) Cappodocia, (7) Pontus and (8) Asia, (9) Phrygia and (10) Pamphylia, (11) Egypt and (12) the parts of Libya round Cyrene; (13) residents of Rome – Jews and proselytes alike – (14) Cretans and (15) Arabs, we hear them preaching in our own language about the marvels of God’ (Act 2:9-11): you probably would not know where most of them are today, but there are actually 15 countries in that list that stretch from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. For Luke, Pentecost is ‘Mission Sunday’ – the day in which we remember that the Good News is meant to transform the world. A line in one of my favourite novels, The Diary of a Country Priest has an experienced older priest tell the nervous young curate that ‘the Gospel is meant to be the light of the world, we have turned it into a bedside lamp for Christians’. Pentecost reminds us of that each year.


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Kildare student Gemma Robotham gives her tips for parents and siblings on how to make life easier for Leaving Cert students as exam time approaches.

Tips for those living with Leaving Cert Students As the writer, Fennel Hudson, once said, “Exams test your memory, life tests your learning; others will test your patience.â€? With less than a month to go until the Leaving Cert, there’s no doubt that patience will be tested. Students’ patience. Parents’ patience. Siblings’ patience. It’s not easy living with the Leaving Cert student, the human embodiment of stress, but here is a guide that attempts to make the experience less tense. • Encourage them to keep up their hobbies All members of the household should encourage the Leaving Cert student to keep up their hobbies. Hobbies can help them to achieve balance within their study-packed routine. In addition to this, it gets them out of the house so that all other residents can breathe again without being accused of disturbing their study. Physical activity such as playing football or dancing can also reduce stress levels which will improve the mood and in turn, the general atmosphere of the household. • Fill the fridge with (nutritious) snacks This applies mostly to the guardians of the household. Stock the fridge with a wide variety of snacks (siblings of the Leaving Cert student will also thank you for this). Try keep these snacks as healthy as possible though as junk food will only lead to sluggishness. It’s important that the Leaving Cert student remains well fed to avoid unnecessary tantrums

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Meet the Finalists - Gala event at the Cliff at Lyons, May 25 Businesswomen from all over Kildare will gather at Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge for Network Ireland Kildare branch Business Women of the Year awards on Friday, 25 May. This black tie gala event will welcome Kildare based entrepreneurs for the annual awards ceremony for 6 different categories including SME Under 10 employees, Emerging New Business, Employee of the Year, Best Use of Digital, Arts and SME over 10 employees. The finalists were chosen through a nomination and application process followed by

an interview with a panel of three Kildare based business experts including representatives from the Kildare Post (Editor Rose B O’Donoghue; Jacqui McNabb and Claire Dunleavy of Local Enterprise Board Kildare; David Fanning and Elizabeth Reid, AIB; Business Consultant, Tiernach Cassidy and Eamonn Sinnott, Graphic Designer. This week, we feature the finalists for the SME category U10 employees and the Emerging New Business. The winners of each category will go forward to represent Kildare at the National

Awards in September. The judges were blown away by the calibre of the applicants and had a very tough decision to select the winners. As places are limited, booking is essential through http:// events/branch/kildare/ The even commences with a Prosecco reception followed by a gala dinner and the awards ceremony. It promises to be an excellent evening with a warm welcome. The evening is kindly supported by Kildare Local Enterprise Office, AIB and our media partners, Kildare Post/KildareNow.

Small Medium Enterprise (SME) 10 Employees Emily Mahon: MentorUs Business Solutions

MentorUs Business Solutions is owned by Emily Mahon (MBA) and are experts in providing qualified business mentoring to small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, start-ups and sole traders who are passionate about achieving business success. Emily says “her mission is to provide every client with the mentoring and the expertise required, to ensure that their business can become more successful and profitable. The support should

enable the business to gain competitive advantage within their sector by empowering the client to achieve their business goals through guided mentoring. “ Emily is the Secretary of the Kildare Branch of Network Ireland and a regular contributor to business journals and magazines.


Mary Grant: Mary Grant Design

Born in Dublin. After completing my degree, Mary gained some experience with bridal and knitwear designers before starting her business in 1993. 1 marriage, 3 children and 1 divorce later, Mary juggled lone parenting with running her business and will celebrate 25 years this June. Awards over the years include graduating from college as “Designer of the Year”, being named “Fashion Designer of the Year” by the institute of designers in Ireland and

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Pauline Forde, 2017 President Network Ireland Kildare presenting to Karen Leigh of Sensational Kids, Social Enterprise Business Woman of the Year.

receiving the “Brown Thomas Mentoring Award” which resulted in 5 years trading as a concession in their Dublin Store, learning luxury high performance retail from the experts. www.marygrant. com

Network Ireland Kildare President 2017 Pauline Forde with Dr Deirdre Kelly of Kelly Scientific Publications.

Johann Callaghan: Author, trainer and therapist

Johann Callaghan (ITEC, IFPA, MIFPA, MWIBN) is an Author, Speaker, Educator, Holistic Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Entrepreneur, mum, Organiser of Empowering Mind Body Soul Expo, June 2017 and Micro Biz Awards (MBA), 2016 winner. She has featured many times on radio and author of 'How to get a good night's sleep'. She is a sleep expert and passionate about educating and empowering mothers to be their own self-care advocates. As an author,

speaker and online trainer, she helps people overcome health frustrations by taking simple actions to take back control of their health and happiness in workshops, talks and online courses. www.

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Weekend Hotspot – Granada Spain Granada, the capital of the Anda- ing. Generalife comprises of a decalusia region in Spain, is one of the dent renovated villa, surrounded most highly recommended tourist by lush landscaped gardens. Rows destinations in the country. While of fountains, gorgeous pathways, the city is famous for tapas and patios, and picturesque ponds add flamenco it is also home to “Alham- to the charm of the area. Nasrid Palbra” an UNESCO architectural mar- ace wows tourists with its architecvel widely recognized as one of the finest of its kind the world. The palace designs, mosaics and sweeping views across the city and surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains are breathtaking. A fortress that was converted to a palace in 1333, Spain’s number one tourist attraction has enchanted tourists for decades. Created originally for military purposes, it was an alcazaba (fortress), an alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one. Surrounded by woods, gardens and orchards, its magnificent buildings were the home of the Nasrid sultans, who ruled Granada from 1232 to 1492. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root, which means red or crimson castle. Granada Cathedral. The Alcazaba (the citadel) is the oldest part of the build-

tural splendour, colourful tiles and intricate designs. Getting Alhambra tickets can be a complicated affair so be sure to book your tickets well in advance as they sell out quickly. On the hill top nearby is the old Arab-Jewish quarter of Albaicin - a honeycomb of cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, plazas and historic buildings. The Carrera del Darro and the Paseo de los Tristes are some of the most beautiful places in Granada, next to the River Darro, crossed by two stone bridges. They offer stunning views of the Alhambra. Plaza Nueva is located next to the Carrera del Darro and is the oldest square in Granada. The other major attraction is the Cathedral which was built on the site of the former Great Mosque. It has an imposing interior with several beautiful chapels.The 19th-century José Guerrero art museum showcases work by one of the country’s most famous impressionist painters of the same name from Granada. There are also many exhibits featuring modern artists, which change throughout

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the year. The Sierra Nevada national park lies just behind Granada’s eastern suburbs and has both the highest peak in Iberia and the southernmost ski resort in Europe. It will only take half an hour to get from the old centre of Granada up to these majestic mountains. Granada is also one of the centres for flamenco in Spain, especially its Sacromonte district. This gypsy quarter is the heart of what flamenco experts called jondura or duende, a musical form that stems from zambra, a flamenco song and dance party that first began in the 16th century. www.turgranada. es/en The city’s famous tapas culture and delicious cuisine makes for a one of a kind experience. One of my favourites was Michelin guide recommended “Alameda” an attractive gastro-bar with a contemporary ambience and an avant-garde

decor. It offers typical Andalucía cuisine with a modern touch combined with a variety of fish dishes showcasing plenty of creative skill. Villa Oniria is a carefully restored Andalusia style 19th-century manor house situated in the heart of the city centre. As is the case throughout, the 31 rooms are contemporary and stylish. The hotels fine dining restaurant “La Fabula” enjoys a good reputation but could in my opinion improve its amateur breakfast offer. www. Malaga, with its large international airport, is your gateway to Granada with hourly bus options to the city or convenient car hire. Aer Lingus fly to Malaga daily from Belfast City George Best airport or from Dublin. www.

Robert Walshe is a travel broadcaster with Q Radio in Northern Ireland. He is also Travel Editor for River Media newspaper titles across the island of Ireland.

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Emerging New Business Finalists Kildare 2018 Emma Keogh: Simplicité Wellbeing & Beauty Clinic

Bobby, she decided to simplify her life, invest in an exciting opportunity and spend more time with her daughter Lily. She developed a set of coping mechanisms to deal with life’s challenges and saw a business opportunity take a whole person approach to feeling well, looking well and living well. This was when Simplicité was born.

Fiona Uyema : Fused

her cookbook “Japanese Food Made Easy”. As well as being a keynote speaker for various topics including health and wellness, women in business and food related matters, Fiona regularly features on TV3’s Saturday and Sunday AM show showcasing her healthy cooking habits. For more information on Fiona’s story and Fused go to www.fusedbyfionauyema. com

Emma is a qualified Life/ Executive Coach (LBCAI), EQi practitioner and Owner of Simplicité Wellbeing & Beauty Clinic. Emma spent over twenty years in the corporate world where she gained a wealth of experience in senior leadership, consultancy and coaching. Following the loss of her son

Fiona Uyema is the CEO & founder of Fused, an Irish food company based in Kildare. Fused current product offering includes a range of Asian inspired sauces which can be found in independent retail stores and selected supermarkets across Ireland. After living in rural Japan for three years, Fiona Uyema was completely immersed into Japanese culture and the Japanese way of cooking, following which she wrote

Martina Shannon: Dross Evolution

Martina lost everything in the crash of 2008, including her business, her home and her health. After a long battle to recover, she went on to fulfill a life time dream of going to art college. In 2016 she received an Hons Bachelors Degree in Textiles, Art and Artefact from NCAD. She is passionate about Art, and the Environment and her business Dross Evolution was born out of that pas-

sion. Dross Evolution Community Art Center is a Social Enterprise. Martina is passionate about bringing recycling awareness to our community through the medium of Art. Services they provide include Art Classes, Arty Parties, Recycling Workshops, Studio Space Hire, Portfolio Mentoring etc. They also stock a fantastic range of locally made Arts and Crafts.

Tara Lane: Centrepiece Rosettes

Tara Lane is the founder and owner of Centrepiece Rosettes, based in Kilcock, Co Kildare. Her career commenced in the bloodstock industry, having worked for key organisations before starting her first business which she later sold. Tara returned to third level education to complete a Sales, Marketing and Pr Adv

Ciara Mooney: Solo Travel

Ciara at 36, considers herself to lead a very privileged life as she gets to travel and call it work. She fell into travel, when she looks back, she doesn’t recall ever making a conscious decision to

Dip and then completed a Professional Dip in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute. She then worked with various organisations in a marketing role before returning to Self employment with Centrepiece Rosettes. Tara is married to John and has three daughters Emma, Lucy and Lily.

pursue a career in travel. She thinks it could of started though with the excitement of the family Sunday drives to new places. It was curiosity, her sense of adventure and knowing how she felt while travelling.

Jenny Armstrong: Digitally Strong

online presence, attract new business, and engage, convert and retain their customers. As a Newbridge native, Jenny wants to ensure Kildare and Ireland are “must visit” destinations for visitors, by using her knowledge and skills to help companies achieve their goals. She holds a master’s degree in Digital Marketing, an undergraduate degree in International Business and Languages, and speak fluent Spanish.

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Siobhan Murphy: Kalbarri Cookery School

dream creating Kalbarri after many years of being there for others. Her two greatest loves in life are people and food and she considers it a gift to have the opportunity to work with both . Kalbarri is where strangers meet and over their love and interest in food .

Jenny founded Digitally Strong in 2017, after spending a decade working with Tourism Ireland in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Digitally Strong is a specialist marketing and business development consultancy for the travel and tourism sector. They work with destinations, touring and transport companies, hotels, attractions and festivals to help them to optimise their

Sorcha is a former Dubliner who emigrated to Kildare in 2000. She started her business as a celebrant for weddings, baby naming, and vow

Jane Manzor: Manzor Marketing

Jane Manzor has over 15 years’ experience in the Food, Beverage and SME sectors. She has worked for a wide range of organisations throughout her career including companies such as Kepak, Unilever and Jacob Fruitfield. A continuous learner, Jane holds several marketing and business qualifications. She has up-

skilled over the past few years – completing training in Digital Marketing (DCU Level 9), Train the Trainer (Professional Development – QQI Level 6), and PR & Event Management (The Fitzwilliam Institute). Jane comes from a business family and as such is ideally placed to help SME’s with their marketing, branding and business strategy.


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Grainne Carr from Ardclough sponsored by Thimble’s Alterations crowned 2018 Kildare Rose There was great excitement in the Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday night last as Grainne Carr from Ardclough was selected as the 2018 Kildare Rose. 2017 Kildare Rose Deirbhle Mulvihill passed on the honour of representing the Lilywhites in the Dome in Tralee in August in front of a packed crowd of supporters and wellwishers. Grainne Carr was sponsored by Thimble’s Alterations. Grainne was congratulated by all 18 fellow Kildare Rose Contestants when her name was called out by Maria Walsh - who for a second year running did an amazing job as MC. Grainne will benefit from generous sponsorship to help her get ready for her time in Tralee, including jewellery from Tipperary Crystal, Hair styling for the year from Gary Patrick Hair Design, Newbridge, a hamper from Clancy's Pharmacy, Clane and a 6 month gym membership from Westgrove Hotel, Clane. She was also presented with a bouquet of flowers by Flow-

erZ in Clane. Although Grainne was selected on Saturday night, there was quite a build up to the selection night. Kildare Rose participants enjoyed a range of bonding and social activities, including Porsche driving in Mondello, chocolate tasting at Lily O'Briens, tour and lunch at The National Stud, beer sampling in McGargles Brewing, Punchestown Racing festival and getting lost in The Kildare Maze. The night would not have been possible without our lead Sponsor The Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre which has been the home of the Kildare Rose for the past four years. "Well first and foremost may I congratulate Grainne Carr who I know will be a great ambassador for County Kildare and will represent the Lilywhites brilliantly down in Tralee. “All the rest of the Kildare Roses were also superb and it was such a hard decision for the judges but thank you for all of you in getting involved and no doubt you had a great expe-

New Kildare Rose Grainne Carr

Photos courtesy Kildare Rose Centre

rience together as a group. The Westgrove Hotel Leisure Club and Spa were delighted once again to host the Kildare Rose Competition and be part of this wonderful important part of our Irish Summer which is the Rose of Tralee Festival. “We are also proud to share our chosen charity The Jack & Jill Foundation in raising vital funds to support home care for very sick babies enabling them to go home from hospital and be with their families. “Lastly may I thank Elena & David Gibson and her team in County Kildare for all the voluntary hours of work and organisation that goes into putting this altogether year after year. “You are just amazing. Thank you." Jerry Russell MD The Westgrove Hotel, Clane “We are once again delighted to support Jack & Jill Children's Foundation and a total of €970.00 was raised from the raffle,. “This will provide over 60 hours of care for sick children and their families."

The Rose contestants before the event in the Westgrove Hotel

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Kildare Post Review

Victoria Garden: Chinese food at its very best Patrick Ward

Located within a few metres of the main road that runs through Johnstown and sees plenty of trafďŹ c go by each day to and from Naas, Victoria Garden is in an ideal place to attract any amount of hungry customers through their doors. Those who try it out will almost certainly return as the long-established restaurant is a ďŹ ne example of how Chinese food should be cooked and served. The atmosphere is serene and laidback, while the head chef has created a menu to eek out all the avours from the wonderful sauces that Chinese food is famed for. Having returned from Malaysia a number of months ago to enjoy what he describes as a more relaxed and stress-free life-

style, our excellent and attentive waiter Daniel, who also runs the restaurant, made us feel right at home and ensured we never lacked for anything throughout our dining experience. We were comfortably perched in an elevated area of a well laid out restaurant, which is essentially divided into three small parts that all have adequate space for dining. When opening the menu at ďŹ rst you almost feel overwhelmed at the wide array of dishes on offer, many of which can be combined with a selection of rices and sauces to appease even the most adventurous foodie.


There are plenty of options on the appetizers menu, ranging from aromatic duck to vegetable skewers, with a wide variety of soups also on offer. Feeling slightly adventurous and with a pinch of curiosity, I

Beef in black bean sauce

Chicken with aubergine in hot garlic sauce

opted for the salt and chilli frogs legs, a dish I had never tasted before. The portion size was generous, and they were most certainly quite tasty. Not all that different to deep fried chicken, it was a pleasant ďŹ rst experience of frogs legs. My dining companion went for the roast spare ribs in barbecue sauce, and having tasted a small sample size of his dish, I can conďŹ rm that they were as succulent and kind on the taste buds as he was attesting to.

Main course

Having allowed a few minutes to digest the delightful starters, we awaited our main courses with a degree of excitement. I went for beef in black bean sauce, while my companion ordered the chicken with aubergine in hot garlic sauce. It was recommended that we try out

Roast Spare Ribs in BBQ sauce

Frogs legs

the yang chow fried rice, so we went for one portion of that and one portion of egg fried rice. While the egg fried rice was perfectly ďŹ ne and tasty, the yang chow fried rice was absolutely supreme and almost a treat by itself. It contains spall pieces of ham and a mixture of vegetables and herbs to provide a unique avour. The beef in black bean sauce

was deliciously tender and served on top of mushrooms and vegetables, and the portion size were more than enough to keep any diner happy. Likewise for the chicken, which sizzling and spicy with a good hint of garlic to raise the avour proďŹ le. Before the main course was served two hot plates were left on the table, both of which were powered by good old

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fashioned candlelight. Daniel explained to us that the use of candles under the hotplate tray ensured that the heat lasted longer on the dishes than it normally would with an electric hotplate. Such attention to detail is what makes a good dinner a great dinner. Despite being two men with good appetites, we admitted defeat before seeing the bottom of our plates such was the generous amount of beef and chicken served up on front of us. There was simply no room left for dessert after that, though we were reliably informed by one couple that their dessert went down extremely well, so maybe next time we visit we will be able to ďŹ t some in. It was a ďŹ ne experience overall, and one that will be repeated in the future.

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AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Some years ago, when I was going through a tough time, I was extremely stressed and heading towards depression. I was exhausted, but I couldn’t sleep. As soon as I closed my eyes my mind would start racing. I would toss and turn and only fall asleep when it was almost time to get up. As a mother of small children opportunities to catch up on sleep during the day were few and far between and I went around in a permanent state of exhaustion and desperation. Because I was so tired all my problems seemed magnified and life felt desperate. A friend at a therapy group suggested to me that I try using a gratitude list. I must admit my first reaction wasn’t positive. I had grown up in a culture where “Ah sure, couldn’t it be worse?” was the stock answer to life’s problems. Of course, it’s true; things could always be worse but that can be cold comfort when you’re struggling. If we take that to its logical conclusion, none of us should ever be despondent because, someone, somewhere is bound to be worse off than us. So, I thought my friend

was offering me this familiar panacea.

Look at your positives

“Look at all you have and stop focusing on your problems!” But actually, what she was suggesting was slightly different. She was suggesting that alongside my acknowledgement that life was a struggle, I could try to  search for the things that made life better for me, the things in my life that were positive and for which I was grateful. To begin with the list was short, but the important thing was that I had things to put on the list; my children, my home, my family, my friends. I started to list these things out mentally each night when I went to bed, and a strange

thing happened; my mind began to slow down a bit and I found I got some respite from the racing thoughts. In time I began to find it easier to sleep and so daytimes became that bit easier to cope with. It was a very subtle change, but I found myself beginning to actively look for things to be grateful for. Without realising it I had begun to develop a much more positive and balanced outlook on my life. Yes, I still had problems but somehow, I was no longer defined by them, they were just one part of my story. In time, life did improve for me and thankfully, the challenges I faced then are no longer an issue in my life.  Like everyone, life continues to throw challenges my way and I do my best to face and overcome them.  Today, gratitude is something I continue to use on a regular basis in my own life. I also use it in my therapy practice, encouraging my clients to actively seek out the positives in their lives while we work together on the challenges. It sounds a bit twee and cliched, but research backs up my experience, with scien-

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Naas Lawn Tennis Club

NAAS LAWN The largest tennis club in Leinster!

(outside of Dublin) Est over 130 years ago The County Kildare Club was founded on February 18th 1881 and has been in the same location at Oldtown, off Dublin Road, Naas for over 130 years. It is the largest tennis club in Leinster, outside of Dublin Naas Lawn Tennis Club now has 11 artificial grass courts, all of which are floodlit. This year, three of these courts are being upgraded to state of the art clay courts with the support of the Sports Capital Programme. This initiative is part of a 5 year Plan of upgrading at the club. The new clay courts will be one of the first in Ireland. The club currently has around 1,100 members of which 500 are juniors. In 2010, an inflatable Air Dome was erected to cover three courts to allow winter tennis in perfect conditions.

Junior Clubhouse

The club has the luxury of having a Junior Clubhouse for day to day activities. The present Senior Clubhouse was

upgraded in 1992 and included the construction of a large car park which provides ample car parking at the club.

Coaching Programme

Naas Lawn Tennis Club has 375 active children in the programme from the ages of 4 – 18 years. Coaching takes place each year from September - June (mirroring the academic calendar) and takes place over 4 coaching terms. Naas has the highest quality of coaching staff with some of the most experienced in the programme.

‘Complete to Compete’

The motto of the programme is "Complete to Compete" as we are trying to get as many players as possible to play the game. Coaching groups are available for all ages and standards and we welcome new members at any time throughout the year. Typically children partake in one session per week with 35%

of them taking two or more sessions. We have Leinster Leagues that we are well represented in as we are in Class 1 for all junior leagues. Internal and National tournaments are also available for all children of the programme. The one good thing about tennis for children is that there is a level at which everyone can compete in. It's not about what grade or class you are in but getting the right level of competition that the children can feel challenged in and enjoy themselves. There is also a full range of coaching for Seniors throughout the year from Beginner to Advance level. Also members can avail of private one to one coaching at any time.


Naas LTC junior members partake in club competitions throughout the year and have the opportunity to play in inter-club leagues and open tournaments. The Naas LTC Summer Camp for juniors

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TENNIS CLUB and teens is always extremely popular in July and August. Tennis Coach Judy Murray visited the club in May 2017. Judy is the mother of famous tennis player Andy Murray. The purpose of her visit was to promote her Miss Hits programme aimed at getting young girls interested in tennis Senior Tournaments continue to run throughout the year so members can have an active tennis programme if they so wish. All tournaments are graded.

The club is run by volunteers for it’s members and without them and our sponsors, the club would not be the vibrant place it is to-day.


Our membership office is staffed on a part-time basis from 09.30 – 13:30, Monday to Thursday. For any queries you may have please contact

Theresa at 045-866 035 or by emailing her at membership@ You can also call into the club at any time and have a look around. As well you may come down on a Friday night and sample social tennis. We look forward to welcoming you to the Club! Visit our website for more information www.naasltc. net and on Facebook.

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The next competition is our annual Senior Open which normally attracts an entry of over 200 players. It is graded from Championship class to Beginner level. So a class for all levels of player. Closing date for this competition is 23rd May. Details on this is on our web site naasltc. net and on our FB page Naas LTC would like to thank all our sponsors for all the support they have given to the club down through the years. The Winning Winter League Team Class 1 2017

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"Leixlip Festival - Rock the Yard!" Hudson Taylor to perform on June 2

On the June Bank Holiday Weekend, the Leixlip Festival takes place and the Court Yard Hotel proudly presents an amazing line-up of headline acts such as Kormac's Big Band, Hudson Taylor, The Riptide Movement Don’t forget their annual Monday night headliner, Smash Hits, who are guaranteed to rock the yard in a spectacular open air music festival this June Bank Holiday weekend along with Mark McCabe, Wyvern Lingo and Brave Giant plus many more still to be added. Get on down to the Court Yard Hotel and be ready to Rock the Yard! Weekend schedule runs as follows:

Mark McCabe FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Floor fi ller, Kormac's Big Bank, is the headline act on Friday 1st June. Get down to the Leixlip Festival for some banging tunes! SATURDAY, JUNE 2 We can't wait to welcome Hudson Taylor to the Leixlip Festival for first time, our Saturday June 2 headliners. SUNDAY, JUNE 3 We can't wait to welcome back The Riptide Movement to the Court Yard Hotel. Bring it on! MONDAY, JUNE 4 The Leixlip Festival would not be the same without Smash Hits! We are delighted to welcome them back to the Court Yard Hotel again on Monday 4 June when they will do doubt, Rock the Yard!

Mark McCabe’s name has become synonymous with Irish dance culture, even sixteen years after Maniac 2000 shot to #1, it still taps into a powerful place in Irish nostalgia having achieved cult status. No one could have guessed that an improvised live recording at a Teen Club Night would shoot a then 20 year old Mark, to such lofty heights. What was initially an underground track captured the imagination of a nation! The success of Maniac 2000 garnered accolades including two Meteor Music awards and the title of second-biggest selling record in Ireland. McCabe even sealed a record deal with Twisted Records in New York and remixed for some of the biggest artists in the world. Despite gaining a reputation as “The Maniac” Mark has never shied away from the Irish music industry and has released numerous tracks under various names, Mark was creator then editor of RTE’s new Music Alternative station 2xm, dance station Pulse and later the Director of music and sound at RTÉ 2fm.

In 2015, as a fifteenth anniversary surprise, the single topped the charts again. Shortly after, McCabe was invited to perform at Electric Picnic to thousands of excited festival goers. Since then, McCabe has been in high demand across the country and internationally and has played to over 20,000 fans collectively at festivals, clubs and college events with international dates in Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Andora and Mallorca. This year looks to be an even bigger one for Mark as he returns to his production roots. With a number of edits and remixes under his belt and plenty of his own new material to come, McCabe has also been inundated with remix offers including James Arthur's "Safe Inside" & Gabrielle Aplin's "Miss You" both set for imminent release. His stellar remix of the Gavin James track “Nervous” is still burning bright around the world, having reached over 100 million streams to date and achieving some great chart positions including Top 5 in Holland, Norway & Belgium and currently Top 10 in France.


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Kormac’s Big Band Championed by everyone from Annie Mac to DJ Yoda, Kormac started out as out as a hip-hop scratch DJ and MPC beat-maker. He has matured into an artist who brings a totally unique approach to his art, twisting samples and meticulous recordings of acoustic instruments into something entirely unique. His latest project, Equivalent Exchange, saw him write a full suite of material for an orchestra and a host of collaborators including Loah, Eimear Noone, Jack O’ Rourke and Stephen James Smith while working with acclaimed artist, Maser, on artwork and show visuals. They performed the material to a sold out Vicar Street in March 2018. While making his last album,

Doortspes, he literally showed up at the doors of legendary author, Irvine Welsh, Mercury Music Prize Winner, Speech Debelle, Texan legend, Micah P. Hinson and a host of others to collaborate and produce a record that sounds like nothing else. He’s well known for his daring live shows. Sometimes he performs with a full ensemble, Kormac’s Big Band (brass, strings, drums, electronics, bass, guitar and guest vocalists.) For club shows, he brings his studio set up, a drummer and a massive LED wall showing bespoke visuals for alternative takes on his own material. The world has taken notice. His last album got him nominated for the Meteor choice music prize. He’s

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Kildare people in running for 2018 Stud and Stable Staff Awards Former All-Ireland footballer for Meath and RTÉ GAA analyst, Colm O’Rourke will present the trophies at the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, which take place in Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, County Meath on Monday. Colm will join MC Richard Forristal, Editor of the Racing Post in Ireland, in front of an audience made up of the finalists in each of the 10 categories, their families, work colleagues and representatives of all sectors of the Irish racing and breeding industry. Colm O’Rourke is regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of GAA football, his league and championship career with the Meath senior team spanning twenty years from 1975 to 1995. Principal of St Pat’s in Navan, Colm has worked with RTÉ as a studio analyst on the Sunday Game for over twentyfive years and also writes a weekly column for the Sunday Independent. Colm O’Rourke said: “I know the vital importance the back-room team play in all areas of sport, none more so than in racing and breeding. Irish stud and stable staff are the centre-field and the engine that drive the entire industry. Their hard work, dedication in all weather and unique horsemanship skills has significantly contributed to Irish racing and breeding’s global reputation around the world. I’m really looking forward to meeting all the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards finalists in Knightsbrook on Monday 21st May.” Twenty-four finalists have been shortlisted for eight of the ten award categories, which carry total prize-money of €84,000, an increase of €4,500 from 2017. The finalists were shortlisted from almost 350 nominations received, the highest number of nominations received since Godolphin’s sponsorship of the awards began in 2015. Godolphin, the global Nominee Joanne Eaton

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thoroughbred breeding and horseracing team founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards in association with The Irish Stablestaff Association, The Racing Post and Horse Racing Ireland.

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Racing and Breeding Support Services Martin Leahy, Master Farrier, Bruff, Co Limerick Sharon O'Regan, Head of Operations, Weatherbys Ireland GSB Ltd, Co Kildare Martin 'Snowy' Pearce, Facilities Manager, Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare Administration Award Gillian Carey, Operations Manager, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Co Meath Denis Hickey, Racing Secretary, Ballydoyle, Co Tipperary Vicki McWey, Supervisor Registrations Department, Horse Racing Ireland, Co Kildare Newcomer Award Georgie Benson, Stable Lass, Gordon Elliott, Co Meath Joanne Eaton, Stable Lass, Willie McCreery, Co Kildare Charlie Sweeney, Pupil Assistant/Second Head Lad, Eyrefield House Stud, Co Kildare Horse Care Award Emma Connolly, Travelling Head Lass / Assistant Trainer, Noel Meade, Co Meath

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Nominee Valerie Keatley

Mary Nugent, Travelling Assistant, Gordon Elliott, Co Meath Sinead O'Sullivan, Head Girl, John Murphy, Co Cork In The Saddle Award Audrey O'Neill, Exercise Rider & Groom, John Oxx, Co Kildare James Rath, Head Lad, Liz Doyle, Co Wexford Josep Sans Sanchez, Head Man, PJ Prendergast, Co Kildare Travelling Head Person Award Tina Evans, Travelling Head Person, Joseph O’Brien, Co Kilkenny Jason Forsyth, Travelling Head Person, John Oxx, Co Kildare Camilla Sharples, Travelling Head Girl, Gordon Elliott, Co Meath Leads by Example Award Tom Daly, Assistant Head Man, Dermot Weld, Co Kildare Valerie Keatley, Head Girl, Johnny Murtagh, Co Kildare Stephen Thorne, Assistant Trainer, Adrian McGuinness, Co Dublin Dedication to Racing and Breeding Award Pat Farrell, Broodmare Manager, Moyglare Stud, Co Kildare Eamonn Leigh, Headman, Jessica Harrington, Co Kildare Tommy Ryan, Head Lad, Edward O’Grady, Co Tipperary

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Prosperous Heritage Festival – May 25, 26 and 27 May This weekend will commemorate the 220th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion and in particular, the Kildare village's role in it. The very first engagement and win of the rebellion actually took place here in Prosperous! There has been extensive research carried out along with much information and research from Mario Corrigan from KCC Heritage Dept to validate this. “On the weekend we have a few events happening” said Darren Brereton “On the Friday and Saturday night there is a show in the local drama hall, which will consist of a history talk

from Mario, whilst the Drama Society will act out some key moments in the days leading up to the battle”. “To finish off the night, I will perform a few songs from 1798, in particular a song called "The Battle of Prosperous" which I have put music to”. . On the Saturday afternoon, there will be an exclusive tour of Downings House, the residence of Dr Andrew Rynne, the house having been a big part of the story of Prosperous in the rebellion. “On the Sunday afternoon, we will be shutting down the road of the old ‘main


street’ where we will host a full battle re-enactment on the streets, musket firing, cannons, a 1798 pop - up museum, food stalls, street theatre by Prosperous Drama Society (who won the All Ireland drama festival over the weekend), and plenty more going on throughout the day)”. “We are very lucky that there are many of the buildings directly involved in the rebellion still standing. There is a great buzz in the village in anticipation of the event and our social media has been doing extremely well. We are a small committee working under the umbrella

of Prosperous Community Association” added Dennis. The 1798 event in Prosperous has been one of the most popular historical celebrations, and gets huge hits on Facebook and social media. “We are expecting big numbers to attend and we’ve already had History Ireland, Ireland's Military story and other relative magazines to do really interesting features about the event as well.” All history lovers, note the dates, May 25, 26 and 27 and get down to Prosperous to celebrate a major historical event in our national history!



Best Wishes to Prosperous Heritage Festival Phone 045 840849 for appointment.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Opening Hours: Tues 9.30 - 5.30 | Wed 9.30 - 5.30 Thurs 9.30- 7.00 | Friday 9.30 - 7.00 | Saturday 9.00 - 5.00

Mayor of Kildare, Cllr Martin Miley along with Cllrs Pádraig McEvoy and Brendan Weld of the Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee were present in Prosperous, alongside the County Librarian, Marian Higgins to launch Prosperous Hertiage Festival. The flag is a replica of one used by rebels in the 1798 rebellion and this one was presented to Prosperous Heritage Festival Chairman, Joe Murphy and Prosperous Community Association Chairman Paul Reilly along with locals from Prosperous. Sun 27 May will be a big day in Prosperous with lots of family fun, Free open air event on the old Main Street outside Larry's Bar. Note, the road will be closed from 2-5pm Properous Topaz A5 Add GREEN:Layout 1 10/10/2017 15:49 PageFacebook 1 for the battle re-enactment. See Prosperous Heritage Festival page for updates.

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Huge turnout for Darkness into Light at Naas Racecourse.


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New purpose-built Community Centre officially opened in Monread by the Mayor of Naas and the Queally Family

Photos: Lorraine O'Sullivan

Liam Queally of The Queally Group at the unveiling of the Plaque with Mayor of Naas, Cllr Rob Power.

A large attendance for the Official Opening

Musical entertainment at the Community Centre

A brand new purpose built community centre was officially opened and formally handed over to Kildare Council by the Queally family in a special ceremony on Tuesday evening in the new facility. The new community centre which was opened by the Mayor of Naas Councillor Rob Power will be used by over 40 different community youth and adult organisations from the area and it will be managed and operated for the county council by the locally based K-Leisure. The Queally family have a long relationship with the town and surrounding hinterland having fi rst arrived in 1980 when their first cold store operation started on a 40 acre greenfield site on the outskirts of Naas town with the first 20 employees starting work there that same year. Indeed brothers Peter and John Queally fondly remember the fact that the town was a lot smaller back then and the current site of the new community centre and their various enterprises

was countryside and green fields. Today the group employs 1,400 people with an overall economic contribution estimated at over €50m annually in the local Naas and wider Kildare economy. From Co Waterford Peter and John Queally have grown what is now the largest privately owned agrifood group in Ireland from this original green field site outside Naas. Today there are six companies onsite - Dawn Farm Foods, Dawn Farms Distribution, Irish Dog Foods, The Culinary Food Group, QK Meats and QK Cold Stores. Since 1981 the wider Group in Ireland and overseas has grown and employs another 4,600 globally with products reaching over 80 countries. T The Queally family and the business are now deeply embedded in Naas, committed to the local community and actively support many of their staff who volunteer in local clubs, charities and associations. Speaking on behalf of the

Queally family Liam Queally who is the Managing Director of Irish Dog Foods said “Co Kildare and especially Naas has meant so much to my family in so many ways since my father and uncle arrived here nearly 40 years ago. “From very humble beginnings back in 1980, Peter and John had a vision of something very special when there was just cattle grazing here. “Starting out with their first 20 employees from this area they have created an amazing sustainable Irish industry competing with the best all around the World and today are proud to employ 1,400 people in Naas and contribute over €50m to the economy in this local area. “Peter and John have always instilled in us, the next generation of our family who are based in Kildare now, the principle of always giving back and supporting the community around us as well as our great employees. “They are here with us today in this fantastic new community centre and I know they are proud, as is

the rest of our family, of our long and very close relationship with Co Kildare and the town of Naas which has been really cemented as all their grandchildren are now supporting the jerseys of both Kildare and Waterford”. Mr Queally concluded by offering his best wishes to K Leisure in managing the Centre and his hope that the various associations, charities and clubs who do such great voluntary work can thrive and grow in this new facility. Other community programmes sponsored and supported by the Queally Group and its staff: • The improvement of the outdoor space for greater use by the elderly community at McAuley Place • Involvement in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme with local schools in mentoring future young business leaders • Support the Kildare Rose organisation for the International Rose of Tralee • Provide support to DAWG who foster and rehome thousands of abandoned dogs • Early support and spon-

Peter Minnock of Kildare Co Council with Cllr Deborah Callaghan

sorship for the Naas Greenways initiative • Sponsorship support given to Naas Racecourse

• Sponsorship of the annual WALKING SUNDAY at Punchestown


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OfďŹ cial opening of Monread Community Centre

Photos: Lorraine O'Sullivan

Queally Group Board members , Michael Queally, Marie Crowley, Peter Queally, John Queally, Ivor Queally and Liam Queally Managing Director of Irish Dog Foods

Brian Murphy, Dawn Farm Foods_ Peter Carey, CEO Kildare County Council and Padraig McManus, Chairman of The Curragh Racecourse

Derek Lennon, Barry Trophy, Larry Murrin, CEO Dawn Farms_ John Kerins, Pat O'Brien, Queally Group and John McGrath, Dawn farms

A member of Naas Youth Orchestra entertaining the Cllr Carmel Kelly and Padraig McManus, Chairman guests of the Curragh Racecourse

Ciaran Murray, Queally Group

Peter Grady, Brenda Kelly, K Leisure_ Liam Kelly and Noel Murphy K Leisure

Phyllis Burke and Myra Gavin

Ivor Queally, Pat Clear, Chairman of Naas Tidy Towns and Councillor Darren Scully

Helen, Eaba and Sadhbh Dowling with Wendy McGrath

Cllr Darren Scully, Noel Dempsey, Dooley Insurance_ Sonia Kavanagh, Kildare County Council and Allan Shine, Kildare Chamber of Commerce

Councillor Seamie Moore with Liam and Natalie Queally

James Lawless TD, Susan Brady, K Leisure_ Pat Barrett, Bank of Ireland and Marion Higgins, Kildare County Council

Cllr Fintan Brett, Cllr Anne Breen, Fergal Kennedy and Frank O'Rourke TD

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Fairways and FunDays, based in Johnstown, want to make Kildare a Golf Tourism hub in Ireland. The founders of Fairways and FunDays passionately believe that County Kildare possesses all of the ingredients to make this a reality. Fairways and FunDays work closely with other Golf and Tourism businesses in the Kildare area including The K Club, Carton House, Palmerstown House, Dunmurry Springs, Castletown House, Kildare Village Shopping and The Irish National Stud

History and Development

Fairways and FunDays was founded in 2014 by a team of experienced professionals within the Irish Hospitality and Golf industries. Director and founder of Fairways and FunDays Joe O’Carroll explains “our company has grown enormously since 2014 but still maintains its core value of providing the highest levels of quality at the best prices available.” Mr O’Carroll stated “Fairways and FunDays has revolutionised the Ireland Golf and Leisure Vacation experience by providing clients with an “Ultimate Golf an Ireland Experience. Our tours showcase Ireland's world famous golf courses and provide clients with a taste of all that is great and unique about Ireland "both on and off the fairways."” Fairways and FunDays was named Ireland's Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator 2016 &

2017 at the prestigious World Golf Awards and became the first company ever to win this award on more than one occasion. Fairways and FunDays is a member of the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) and the IGTOA (Ireland Golf Tour Operators Association). The company is also an active member of the County Kildare Chamber of Commerce. Speaking to the Kildare Post, Mr O’Carroll explained “unlike other Golf Tour Operators, Fairways and FunDays exclusively sells tours to Ireland – therefore we are experts in providing the most enjoyable and most authentic Irish Golf Vacation Experience. Every extra client that we work with is an extra visitor to Ireland. Our team are passionate about promoting Ireland and about making Ireland the world leader in terms of Golf Tourism. In addition to that, our team are focussed on making County Kildare a hub for Golf Tourism in Ireland.” Client feedback in relation to the company’s unique, high quality tours has been exceptional with Fairways and FunDays welcoming clients to Ireland from Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia and Australia.

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Significantly, Fairways and FunDays is the only Golf Tour Operator in Ireland that offers customised itineraries for nongolfers who are travelling as part of a group. Mr. O’Carroll explained “due to the unique

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way that our experienced team customise tour itineraries, BOTH Golfers and Non-Golfers will collectively get to enjoy visits to iconic attractions, spectacular dining options and the most exhilarating evening entertainment in the world. We can also design exciting "Family Friendly" tours of Ireland.”


Fairways and FunDays design customised itineraries to best cater for client requirements. The team organise all aspects of client tours to ensure that clients can concentrate on their golf and on enjoying Ireland, including: • Airport Meet and Greet • Welcome Gifts • Taste of Ireland Food and • Drinks Hamper

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All 27 of the Fairways and FunDays pre-designed tours offer maximum appeal to international visitors to Ireland. Mr O’Carroll explains “some of our feature tours include”: • The Tiger Trail: Play the courses in Ireland which the world’s most famous golfer has played; • Guinness and Golf Tour: Enjoy an incredible 4 day Golf

and Leisure tour of Dublin; • The Golden Era Tour: Play the six home courses of Ireland’s greatest modern day golfers; • Celtic Castles Tour: Play at Castle courses, visit iconic Castles and stay in real Castles; • The Tour Pro: A one-week golf tour where you will play courses which have hosted major international golf tournaments. Mr O’Carroll spoke in relation to quality and pricing of tours and stated “our highly experienced team can work with groups of any size and we can work comfortably with all budgets. We are confident that not only do we provide the most attractive Golf and Leisure Tours of Ireland, we also offer the best value tours. We are so confident about our low prices

that if you can find the same tour from another Operator at a lower rate, we will match the lower rate and refund 10% of the Tour Price – that is our Price Guarantee!” Fairways and FunDays website is www.fairwaysandfundays. com. The site contains full details of all the exciting Golf and Leisure Tours of Ireland on offer and explains why a Fairways and FunDays Tour provides "the Ultimate Golf and Ireland Experience." Mr O’Carroll stated “Magical memories are guaranteed on all of our Tours and we have a wide range of Special Offers. In the coming years our team will remain committed to making Kildare a hub for Golf Tourism and ensure that Ireland becomes the global leader in terms of Golf Tourism.”


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Buying a new home – make sure you At some point in your life, you may wish to buy a home, to upsize or indeed, to retire to a smaller, low maintenance house. Whether you’re a first time buyer, you’re buying a second property as a holiday home or an investment, as a house to rent, you need to factor in all the costs, from mortgage repayments and fees, legal fees,registration of deeds, stamp duty, community fees, mortgage insurance, etc The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has a step-by-step guide to buying a home on its website, which is also available in booklet fromat (pdf). Hire a good solicitor! Conveyancing is the legal work involved in buying or selling property, and prices can vary between solicitors, so be sure to contact several solicitors and compare prices. You can use the Law Society’s website  to find a solicitor in your area. Find a property you like and can afford Property websites, auctioneers and estate agents are the main ways of finding property for sale. There is a public register of auctioneers and estate agents  on the website of the Property Services Regulatory Authority. Many estate agents will advertise in their local newspapers, in property supplements and online. The Property Services Regula-

Let your solicitor organise the conveyancing and paper work whilst you concentrate on other things.

tory Authority publishes a Residential Property Price Register. It contains information on residential properties bought in Ireland since 1 January 2010. You can check the register to see what price was paid for a property if it was sold since

that date. All homes for sale must have a Building Energy Rating (BER). A BER will inform you how energy-efficient the home is. It will help you make an informed choice when comparing properties. It also offers guidance

on steps that can be taken to improve the energy efficiency of a property. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that you check whether the home is in a High Radon Area on its Radon Risk Map and en-

quire as to whether the home has been tested for radon. More information on radon in homes is available from the EPA and in our document on measurement of radon levels. Get a survey A seller is under no obligation

to disclose defects in a property. You should get a survey of the property to find out if there are any defects before finalising the purchase. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) is the professional body for chartered surveyors. How to buy the property you want The two most popular methods by which properties are purchased and sold are: • Private treaty sales  • Public auction Private treaty sale A private treaty sale is where the property is not put into an auction. You can contact the seller or the seller’s agent, usually an estate agent, to agree a purchase price. If there is an estate agent involved, once you have agreed to buy the property you may be required to pay a booking deposit to the estate agent. The legal process to buy the property may only start when the estate agent receives your booking deposit. This deposit is refundable up to the signing of the contract for sale (see below). Your mortgage provider will give you formal mortgage approval and issue you with a loan pack. You will need to think about  mortgage protection insurance and home insurance. You can organise these with your mortgage provider but it is advisable to shop around. When your solicitor


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hire a good solicitor! See has checked the contract for sale, you will sign it and pay a deposit (less any booking fee). Public auction Notice of the date and time of the auction is usually advertised in a local newspaper, estate agent or by a sign on the property. A reserve figure is set for the property, usually by the seller or the auctioneer. The reserve figure is the value the property must achieve; anything below this and the property will be withdrawn from the market. At all times during the auction, however, the vendor (seller) can withdraw the property from the market, even if it has achieved the reserve figure. The vendor can also reserve the right to sell the property before the auction. Before the auction takes place, your solicitor should check the contract for sale for the property (issued by the seller's solicitor) and all title documents that are referred to in that contract. When your solicitor has satisfied his or her enquiries, you can organise a survey of the property to ensure it is sound. It is also advisable to get formal mortgage approval for the property you wish to bid for. The successful bidder immediately pays a deposit and signs the contract for sale (see below). It is important to get home insurance as soon as possible. Sign the contract for sale

Once you have chosen the house of your dreams, make sure you hire a reputable solicitor!

The contract for sale  binds the parties to the completion of the sale. If you withdraw from the sale after this contract has been signed, you may lose your deposit. If you buy at auction you must immediately sign the contract for sale. If you buy through private treaty your solicitor will check that the contract is in order before you sign it. In the case of new developments this contract for sale usually includes "building agreements" as most properties these days are sold and developed by the same company. In the past, but now rarely, one company would sell land to a buyer and a different company would build on it. In such instances, the contract is actually a "contract for sale and building agreement" but in almost all residential sales, a contract is simply known as a contract for sale. The completion date will be set out in the contract and the balance of the agreed purchase price will be due on that date. Closing the sale: Requisitions on Title and Deed of Conveyance After signing the contract and

before the completion date of the sale, your solicitor raises some general queries about the property with the seller's solicitor. Requisitions on Title are a standard set of questions relating to the sale of a property that deal with such things as whether fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. When your solicitor gets a satisfactory reply to Requisitions on Title, a  Deed of Conveyance  is drafted by him or her and approved by the seller's solicitor. Your solicitor makes arrangements for searches to be made against the seller to ensure that there are no judgements lying against the seller (for example, bankruptcy or sheriffs' searches). Your solicitor should also conduct a search where the title to the property is held (either in the Land Registry or the Registry of Deeds) to ensure that there is nothing adverse attaching to the property, for example, an outstanding mortgage. Once the Deed of Conveyance is approved by the seller's solicitor, your solicitor will contact your mortgage provider to request the issue of the ap-

proved loan cheque. This is the remaining balance of the purchase price. It is paid to the seller's solicitor and all documentation, and keys to the premises are handed over to your solicitor. Stamp duty Your solicitor will calculate how much stamp duty  is due and request this from you before the closing of the sale. The stamp duty is paid to the Revenue Commissioners, who place a stamp on the deeds. Without this stamp, the deeds cannot

be registered. The deeds name the owner of the property. After the sale is completed Deeds Once a sale is completed, your  deeds, showing the new ownership details and mortgage details, if relevant, must be registered with either the Registry of Deeds or the Land Registry. The  Property Registration Authority (PRA)  is responsible for both systems of registration. Your solicitor will continue to assist you with finalising

the deeds to your house with the PRA. This can take from months to years to complete. Even if it does take a long time, you are still the owner of the property and, if you wish, you can sell the property before registration is complete. Contact Us Contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Mon- Fri, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.


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Highly recommended Nugent Auctioneers present superb 3 bed semi in Blessington 3 bed in Donard, Co Wicklow Nugent Auctioneers bring to the market, a 3-bed property located in the centre of the tranquil and quaint Donard Village. The exterior of this property conceals a sizeable interior and should appeal to first-time buyers, or as a retirement or family home. Located approximately 20km from Blessington and within reasonable commuting distance to Dublin which approximately 57km away via the N81. Viewing is highly recommended.

Nugent Auctioneers present this beautiful 3 bed semi-detached family home which is positioned to the front of the popular Beechdale Estate and overlooks an open green area. Boasting a superbly manicured garden with patio area and large trees which add to the privacy of this property. Within walking distance of Blessington village and all local services and amenities, Blessington is located in the picturesque lands of West Wicklow, with the lakes, Russeltown Nature Reserve and Russborough only a few kilometres away, all within walking distance. The 65 Dublin Bus route provides a regular service to the City Centre – ideal for those commuting.



From Dublin drive along the Main Street of Blessington. At end of Village take a right turn for Naas (R410). Beechdale Estate is the first estate on the right-hand side. The property is located to the front of the estate, Number 4 Beechdale Lawns. ACCOMMODATION AND APPROXIMATE FLOOR AREAS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

• AAA Mobile Windscreen • Ciara’s Homestyle • Solar panels • Clarke Kitchens • Haynestown Meats Ltd • Ark of God Parish • Zinon IT Solutions • Fitzgibbon McGinley Architects • Blake Motoring/ Carfit • P&T Precision Hydraulics & Gearboxes • Premiere Hygiene • Baby Wheels • Clane College • Xpert Hire & Sales Ltd • Alan Bannon Signs • PlumFix • Forde Hydrosafe Ireland Ltd • Amon Electronics • Newbridge Heating Centre • Carosun • Leinster Kitchen Studios • Touchbase

Entrance Hall: 6.15m x 1.82m Tiled floor. Guest w.c. off Guest W.C: 1.34m x 0.73m W.c. & w.h.b. Sitting Room: 5.06m x 3.58m Marble fire place Dining Room: 3.35m x 2.62m Wooden floor, arch to sitting room and patio door to garden. Kitchen: 5.95m x 2.61m Tiled

Technology • Dee Brophy Decorative Antiques • Shay Dowling Carpets • Green IT • Doyle Properties • Action Chimney • GlennGorey Pumps • CorcoranBros. Builders • Patrick Ryan • Howard Instrumentation Ltd • Hydraquip Ltd • ASC Satellite • Baby Moments • Kildare Post • Spectrum Telecom Installations • Brian Smyth • Car Park Markings Ltd • Rapple Signs • CSC Security • LCMS • Copsey Murray Accountants • Security Institute of Ireland • McLoughlin

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floor, eye & base units, oak kitchen Utility: 1.48m x 1.37m Tiled floor & plumbed for washing machine Contact Nugent Auctioneers, Main Street, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 045-865 555 See www. email: property@

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From Dublin take the N81 travelling through Blessington. After Blessington stay on the N81 for 16.3km before turning left. Stay on this road for 2.4km, when you will enter Donard village. Take the right turn on to the Main street and the property is located on the left. ACCOMMODATION AND APPROXIMATE FLOOR AREAS ARE AS FOLLOWS: Hall: 5.78m x 3.16m Tiled floor with Door to Kitchen and stairs; Kitchen/Dining Area: 3.59m x 5.16m Tiled floor. Plumbed for Dishwasher; Sitting Room: 4.50m x 4.50m; Tiled floor and wood burning stove; Utility Room: 3.60m x 2.51m Tiled &Incorporates a guest w.c. which is 1.33m x 1.66m.

UPSTAIRS: Bathroom: 1.90m x 3.66m Tiled floor with Bath, Electric shower, w.h.b and w.c. Bedroom 1: 3.45m x 4.72m Wooden Floor, built in Wardrobes & Ensuite; Ensuite: 1.91m x 1.35m Fully tiled, double shower with pump shower, w.h.b. & w.c. Bedroom 2: 3.33m x 4.01m Wooden Floors & built in Wardrobe; Bedroom 3: 3.18m x 3.65m Wooden floor & built in Wardrobe. Also included in sale are additional fittings: curtains, electric light fittings, stove,

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Athgarvan 4-bed home with spacious sunroom and gardens for €380k By Kim O’Leary This lovely modern family in Athgarvan is sure to impress potential buyers looking for a large home in a quiet and peaceful area to raise a family with a lovely sunroom as well as large landscaped gardens with an asking price of €380,000. CME Auctioneers Naas are delighted to bring to the market “49 The Old Mill Race”, Athgarvan, Co Kildare, a spacious detached property with a brick façade which extends to c.167 sq.m and is set in a highly respectable cul-de-sac with an onsite creche and local shops and the famed Athgarvan Inn pub within walking distance. Inside the property consists of 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (including master en suite), entrance hallway, sitting room, spacious kitchen/dining room, playroom, utility room, and a spacious and bright sunroom which makes the best of the

Irish sunshine all year round. Outside the property is approached via a cobble lock driveway with ample parking for 3 cars, the front overlooks a green lawn which would be perfect for a game of football. Meanwhile, to the rear of the property there is an impressive garden with an array of features including a sun patio, pergola, gravel pathways, a pond and beautiful plants, trees and shrubs that is sure to delight keen gardeners. There are also two side entrances for easy access to the property and its lovely gardens. This property is in excellent condition and it is situated in a very central location within the tranquil Athgarvan village with the local amenities including the famous Athgarvan Inn pub, local shop, Athgarvan GAA, primary school, and it is also just a few minutes walk from the Curragh Plains and a 2 mile journey to the bustling town of Newbridge. Old Mill Race also has its own creche on site.

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Victorian style mansion in Monasterevin with outbuildings and large gardens for €520k By Kim O’Leary For house hunters in Co Kildare it’s not often that such a magnificent and refined home with many unique features enters the market, and this unique historic home in Monasterevin boasts 3 outhouses perfect for conversion as enormous landscaped gardens with a guide price of €520,000. “The Ranch”, Monasterevin, Dublin Road, Co Kildare, is a 6-bedroom home situated on a spacious 0.5 acres (approx.) of mature land with plenty of trees providing privacy and tranquillity for its inhabitants. The property was originally designed by the renowned architect William Chambers back in 1882 and the house was built for the groom on Lord Drogheda’s estate and it was originally known as Grooms Cottage. This property is listed as a protected structure in The National inventory of Architectural Heritage and it was tastefully renovated in 2004 to bring back its classic style and elegant charm and it was renamed “The Ranch”. The Ranch consists of 6 bedrooms, 4 large en-suites, and also on the ground floor is a

porch, entrance hallway, an inner hall, a large dining room perfect for dining with guests, a sophisticated drawing room, a cosy study/library, and a kitchen/breakfast area for everyone to enjoy. The generous living accommodations extends to over two floors with high ceilings and every room offers plenty of space and light especially during the nice weather. The property is approached through a sliding electronic gate flanked by red brick pillars and a pebbled driveway and there is beech hedging with post and rail fencing to the front. The large and spacious driveway allows for ample and secure parking, and the house stands out due to red brick profiled chimney and unique outdoor lighting. Outside there are large gardens currently in lawn as well as an enclosed back yard approached through a side entrance or through the back door, and there are also 3 outbuildings which could be converted if desired offering plenty of potential The Ranch is set in a well-connected and tranquil area with the historical town of Monasterevin within walking distance

offering great local amenities including shops, schools and leisure facilities to suit everyone’s tastes. Other features of the town are its angling, The Monasterevin Canal Festival,and its sporting activities which include the GAA, badminton, boating on the canal and river, fishing and shooting. Monasterevin also has a beautiful bell harbour where one can sit and relax and there is a lovely children's playground nearby.Other features of the town are its angling, The Monasterevin Canal Festival,and its sporting activities which include the GAA, badminton, boating on the canal and river, fishing and shooting. Monasterevin also has a beautiful bell harbour where one can sit and relax and there is a lovely children's playground nearby.Other features of the town include its angling, The Monasterevin Canal Festival, and its sporting activities which include the GAA, badminton, boating on the canal and river, as well as fishing. The property is listed with Frances Hennessey, and for more information and 26 images visit

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With exam time fast approaching, I thought it was the ideal opportunity to write a column on how to create the best study space to ensure you maximise your study time and ace those exams. Whether you or someone you know has college exams or junior/leaving cert exams these helpful tips will enable you to create the perfect work space to ensure you feel comfortable, revitalised and in control of the study session.

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Tip 1 – Personalise your Study Space

Your study space should be welcoming so you are enticed to study. Ensure it reflects your own personal style like this cute pink space featured here which also has a customisable wall calendar which you can modify each week with the topics you need to revise etc. If you find it hard to keep motivated, consider adding motivational quotes to keep you feeling positive.

Tip 2 – Make sure its Comfortable with adequate Storage

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ing forward and affecting your posture. Likewise, the chair should be comfortable enough to study but not too comfortable as to allow you to fall asleep.

Tip 3 – Add a Pin Board or Cork Wall

Ensure you have your exam timetable and any vital information to hand. This cork wall is the perfect pinboard as its both aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. In addition, it also provides an acoustic element, so it can help block out noise from other areas of your home.

Tip 4 - Lighting

Task lighting is an extremely essential element for any room. In a study room you should aim to maximise natural light where possible. A proficient reading light can reduce uncomfortable short-term effects like eye

strain or headaches.

Tip 5 – Add some Greenery

Add some houseplants to your room as these will improve indoor air quality and will also create a serene space. Also remember to try to limit distractions by turning off your phone during your study periods. Thanks for taking the time to read my weekly interiors column. Remember if there is a topic that you would like covered in a future column then please drop me a line with your suggestions. Many Thanks Louise, winner of TV3’s Showhouse Showdown, 0863999926 HYPERLINK "" or HYPERLINK "mailto:info@" info@

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The carpet comeback After years of obsession with tile and hardwood floors, the carpet is making a comeback and has been the floor covering of choice for several months now. A carpet is the perfect choice for a style feature that adds colour, comfort and sophistication to your home for both style and practical reasons. Each year, carpet manufacturers unveil their newest product lines which can help you bring your home right up to date for 2017 with all the styles and colours that are hot this year. Here’s a look at some of the trends that are key this year. ● Soft to touch This feature is key in all areas of design this year from clothing to furnishings to carpets. Texture has been a big deal for the past number of years, and this has finally merged with carpet trends to give you a whole new flooring experience. Experienced carpet manufacturers know that touch and feel have always been one of the most important aspects of choosing a carpet. It’s common sense – who would want to walk barefoot on a carpet that didn’t feel good? Sensational softness has always been at the forefront of the collective consumer mind and now the manufacturers are really starting to deliver with new technology

that makes your carpet more luxurious than ever. Carpets can now be made with soft fibres, meaning that the synthetic fibres that have always been used in carpets are now being made into much finer strands, ensuring a much more plush experience. ● Visual appearance Not only can texture be felt, it can also be seen, and visual texture is becoming ever important in the carpet world. One of the trends the consumer might notice is that of the cut and loop, which has been around for decades but is being completely revamped to create contemporary styles. This method is being used to create a stripe effect in the carpet which can be seen in many of the most popular styles at the moment. Pin dot and geometric carpets are also still big news and are being used to create extra focal points in carpeted rooms. ● Keep it neutral The colour palettes of 2017 have further progressed from those of 2016 to develop the neutral trends that are so popular for carpet manufacturers. New introductions include lush greys and beiges with every colour in the greige spectrum in between in the shade trends that are the favourite in residential carpets.

One new colour trend which homeowners may be wary of is the white and off-white colour which is being introduced in the carpet market. For years, this colour has been avoided for fear of spills and stains as well as visible wearand-tear. However, the advancements made in stain-resistance mean that this is both a fashionable and a durable choice for anyone looking to purchase a carpet for their home. The trend for two-tone colour has also carried on from previous years. This colour features two carpet fibres twisted together to add depth and visual texture to the carpet, making it a great choice for 2016. ● Choose a carpet that lasts Any carpet can last forever as long as it is properly maintained and taken care of. A carpet is one of the least expensive floor options available, typically selling for less than natural stone or hardwood. There are many ways to make sure that when buying a carpet, you’ll get one that suits your needs, whatever your budget. ● A style that works It’s possible to pick a carpet that is durable even if you’re working at the lower end of the price spectrum. For example, berbers offered at low price points are still durable, but they cost less because of

the fibre content and the production process. All carpets start out as looped but for cut-piles, the tips of the loops are then sheared off but berbers do not undergo this process, so are less costly to produce. Berbers are considered to be durable because the strongest part of the fibre is the side instead of the top. With a looped fibre, this part is exposed to foot traffic, so it’s the strongest part you are walking on. Frieze is another style that is typically very hardy and will offer good durability at a lower price. This style consists of longer fibres that feature a high twist level, therefore increasing the fibre

strength. Fibres are also longer and tend to lean over to the side – this again leads to foot traffic on the side, which is good news for your carpet. Typically cut and loop styles are slightly more expensive, so if you go for these it’s a matter of style and taste that will see you paying a bit extra. ● So why choose a carpet? A carpet works in the bedroom, hallway, lounge or even the bathroom for that extra luxurious touch that can really make a difference in your house. The ideal spot for a carpet is a high traffic area, where the carpet can be seen and enjoyed by all.

Extremely versatile, a carpet is even more attractive when blended with that hint of colour that makes your house a home. Developments in home improvements are resulting in carpets being blended with pure wool as well as manmade fibres for that touch of practicality as well as the comfort and warmth we all desire. Homeowners are now seeing carpeting as a piece of art and are choosing floral motifs, gradated hues and even stripes to add a modern focal point. Be bold and choose a carpet that reflects your personality!

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The new approach to bathrooms decor There’s no shortage of people who want a creative solution for their bathroom A standard bathroom can more often be a complete mess than the oasis of calm you see in your dreams. One of the smallest rooms in the house, a bit of creative thinking is often required when approaching this room, especially considering it is a room that suffers a lot of wear and tear. With a few simple solutions, your bathroom can be something resembling the serene spa you’ve always wanted. ● Draw inspiration from nature A nature theme can infuse your bathroom with a calming atmosphere. Take a hint from the professionals – spas and hotels use wood and stone to create an organic feel, and this approach can also work well at home. If you’re short on space, hanging plants are a great addition to any bathroom. ● On trend Design trends for 2016 include nautical looks, retro design and hotel and spa styles. A marble bathroom is more expensive but really packs a punch and is the last word in luxury. Combine marble with wood panelling to create a softer atmosphere. ● Spring clean Nothing lowers the tone of a

bathroom than half-full bottles of shampoo or empty tubes of toothpaste. Keep only the essentials

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Construction of the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22-28) is well underway, but what are the themes of this year's event? Favourite for best in show is Sarah Price's M&G sponsored garden. Price won gold in 2012 for the Telegraph, when she worked on the Olympic park. Sarah Eberle is designing a record four gardens, one of which is a British Council cricket garden, She says even though for the first time half of the 26 gardens overall are designed by women, it is irrelevant and designers should be judged on results and not gender. I agree but can usually spot the difference between the two and each brings differing designs styles. Quoted Trends and themes emerging include corten steel, which I am a huge fan of and now stock in pots on the nursery, natural stone walls which I my mind never went out of everyday style just out of vogue with Chelsea designers , Maples, peonies again who ever stopped using this adorable plant , plastic alternatives and British-grown plants and cut flowers, lets hope Bloom follow this example too. Poor spring weather could mean a lack of colour, though purple, bronze and rust are on trend but as any show garden builder or plant display knows getting the plants to look there best is absolutely key but a precise science too, this years cold

weather will not have helped anyone but this recent sunny days may have tipped some over the edge! Another changes that the show will open later in the evening on Friday. The 'Fresh' section is now called 'Space to Grow’ and I’m sure there will be plenty of other changes throughout the coming week. Peter Seabrook says "the bubble has burst" on show garden sponsorship. There are 10 show gardens, up from seven last year but still well below the previous decade's average in the high teens. However, excess will still be on display with the average spend being slightly down but far, far beyond that any of us mere mortals are likely to spend on our gardens. BBC1 will show 30 minutes of plant action on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be hour-long shows all week on BBC2 with Monty Don and Joe Swift from Gardeners’ World, as well as 45-minute afternoon shows by Nicki Chapman and James Wong. Juliet Sargent and Arit Anderson are among other presenters. Celebrities expected to attend include Jennifer Saunders, Guy Hands, Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, James Martin and the Queen. According to the UK Met Of-

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Caragh Nurseries at the Chelsea Flower Show With show-season fast approaching, as a garden designer, I do feel the pain of all the designers building show gardens at the moment. It is a monumental task that is draining of energy and finances and only on the days when you can show them off, do you actually have the time to sit back and look at your masterpiece but by that stage you are usually so exhausted especially after the huge amount of press briefings, the pre-show dinner and drinks and the array of judges, journalists, celebrities and dignitaries that have asked you similar questions about your work of art. Only then in a fi t of madness and all caught up in the euphoria of the occasion do you say yes of course I will build another garden next year, yes of course it going to be bigger and better than this year and for the next week or so you start working on your masterplan for the next garden. Your exuberance starts to then wain and you start to remember the hard work until somewhere in early September you wake in the night in a cold sweat thinking what and earth did i agree to!! Well that’s how it usually

goes for me and that is how I stuck to my guns for the last two years and stayed away from the garden design and build, only getting involved to provide other designers with trees and plants and to lend an ear when younger designers need help and advice and then to bring the show garden experience from through my eyes to you the garden admirer and user. This year my main aim is to turn the show gardens into something you can take away to use in your own garden, how to get the looks that you Crowds at Chelsea

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Network Ireland Kildare Branch host annual members networking night

Grainne Slattery (President Nework Ireland Kildare) and Siobhan Fauchnan

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Ford’s ‘Must-Have’ MUSTANG by Breda Corrigan Ford sells the Mustang in a wide variety of forms—hardtop or convertible, manual or automatic, 2.3-litre turbocharged inline-four-cylinder or naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, but no matter which option buyers choose, they are in for a real treat. With the original Ford Mustang dating back to 1964, the new model captures the true spirit of the 1960’s icon, while providing the car with up-to-the-minute technology.

First Right Hand Drive

The new Mustang is the first right hand drive version of the iconic ‘pony car’ that Ford has ever built. Judging by the model’s success, Ford might be wishing it had made RHD versions of the previous six generations. However, I think we can be assured that all future generations of Ford’s American muscle car will be bound for European roads too. The ‘entry-level’ engine is a 2.3-litre Ecoboost four-cylinder turbocharged engine that shares quite a lot of important parts with the engine in the magnificent Focus RS. This award-winning engine is very flexible, pulling hard from around 1,500rpm and stays strong up to 5,600rpm for out-


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My Test Drive

My test car was a Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost finished in magnificent Grabber Blue with a contrasting black roof for added impact. Never before had I driven a car that turned so many heads, and during my week-long test drive I encountered people taking ‘selfies’ with the car when it was parked, other drivers taking photographs when behind me in traffic, and even drivers and occupants of other cars giving me the ‘thumbs-up’ when passing by. The Grabber Blue paintwork shone gloriously in the beautiful sunshine during my time with the car and is a colour that harks back to the 1960’s and 1970’s, giving the new Mustang a true nostalgic appearance. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine offers up 317PS of power and a whopping 434Nm of torque to the rear wheels and is capable of the 0-100km/h sprint in just 5.8-seconds, leading to a top speed (where permitted) of 232km/h. Ford quote official fuel consumption as low as 6.8l/100km on an extra-urban driving cycle, while annual road tax is €750. In keeping with the brawny image, the new Mustang's steering requires a bit more muscle than a standard car, but you can vary its weight using various steering modes, while

Ford Mustang Fact Box another dash-mounted switch allows the driver to choose between ‘Normal’, ‘Sport +’, ‘Race Track’ and ‘Wet/Ice’ driving modes. My test car’s standard suspension was impressive, as it strikes a good balance between ride comfort and body control. The standard six-speed manual gearbox in both the 2.3litre and 5.0-litre models is slick and has a meaty, mechanical feeling that’s totally in keeping with the Mustang’s character. Standard specification in my test car included keyless entry and start, LED headlights, 19”

alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, rear parking camera, Bluetooth and many other safety, security and comfort features. Additional extras fitted included Reverse Park Assist, a Premium Navigation System and Climate Seats (heated and cooled). Boot space offers an impressive 408-litres of boot space with the rear seats in place and you can fold the two rear seats to accommodate longer items when the need arises. The hatchback-style boot provides

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Kildare Chamber's Summer Business EXPO at Sheehy Motors showroom, Naas


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Subaru’s Impressive New Impreza by Breda Corrigan When you think of the name ‘Impreza’, you are quite likely to think of Subaru’s all-conquering rally car from the 1990’s. However, the Japanese manufacturer is, these days, moving towards being known for its reliable, dependable, safe and technologically advanced SUV’s and off-road vehicles. Subaru have recently launched their new Impreza which is available in a hatchback-only bodystyle and rivals the likes of the Toyota Auris, Hyundai i30, Honda Civic, Mazda3, VW Golf and Ford Focus. Importantly, though, the new Impreza stands out from its rivals by offering the extra security and sure-footedness of a standard four-wheeldrive system compared to its front-wheel-drive rivals. The new Impreza adopts Subaru’s innovative new, worldleading, ‘EyeSight’ technology. ‘EyeSight’ is a driver assist system which functions optically, using two stereo cameras mounted on either side of the rear-view mirror. These cameras monitor the road ahead and can detect hazards up to 110 metres in front of the vehicle. This system is more accurate than traditional camera and sensor technologies as it can distinguish objects as opposed to noticing that there is an unidentified obstacle.


‘EyeSight’ comes with six functions – Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Sway & Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts vehicle speed to maintain a set distance from the vehicle in front and is very beneficial to motorway drivers, while PreCollision Braking will alert the driver of a potential collision using a visual & audible warn-

ing. If the driver does not take evasive action, the brakes will be applied automatically to either prevent the accident entirely or reduce the severity of an impact depending on the speed of the car at that time. If the driver brakes but does not apply enough pressure, the system will increase braking force. These two systems alone offer genuine lifesaving capability if called into action. Pre-Collision Throttle Management comes into play if the vehicle is parked facing an obstacle, as it will warn the driver (visual and audible) if they accidentally select drive instead of reverse. The system will also cut engine output to help avoid a frontal collision. Lane Sway and Departure Warning will alert the driver (visual and audible) if the vehicle sways or departs its lane without indicating, while Lane Keep Assist offers gentle steering control if the vehicle is about to deviate from its lane between speeds of 60 and 200km/hr. The final function of Subaru’s ‘EyeSight’ system is called Lead Vehicle Start Alert and a visual and audible warning will inform the driver that traffic ahead has started moving. These safety systems are Subaru’s way of ensuring that the driver has the capability of avoiding the unexpected with ‘EyeSight’ technology. This amazing ‘EyeSight’ technology played a big part in ensuring the new Impreza received a full five-star Euro NCAP rating – leading to an impressive Best-In-Class win for Subaru. Two trim levels are available in the new Subaru Impreza – S and SE, in 1.6-litre (114bhp) ‘BOXER’ petrol engine guise. The 0-100km/h sprint can be completed in just 12.4 seconds, leading to a top speed (where permitted) of 180km/h. No diesel engine is available in the new Impreza. Both models come with a Lineartronic (CVT Automatic) transmission for effortless cruising ability and ease of driving around town. As

Subaru Impreza Fact Box • New, Stylish 4WD Family Hatchback • Standard ‘EyeSight’ Technology • ‘BOXER’ Petrol Engine • CVT Automatic Gearbox • Priced From Just €25,995 (ex-works) you would expect from Subaru these days, the standard specification in both trim levels is exceptionally generous, with EyeSight technology standard in both specifications.

My test Drive

My test car was a Subaru Impreza 1.6-litre SE model and was finished in Dark Blue Pearl metallic paintwork. The new Impreza offers excellent driving dynamics with a more composed quality than ever before. The steering itself is sharp and precise, while the vast suite of safety features that come as standard across the range provides all occupants of the new Impreza with awe-inspiring confidence. Prices start at just €25,995 (ex-works) for the 1.6-litre S CVT model, while my test car was priced at just €29.995 (ex-works). Annual road tax for the new Impreza ‘S’ is just €280, while the ‘SE’ model costs €390 for an annual tax disc. Fuel economy of up to 51.4mpg is possible on an

extra-urban driving cycle. A five-year/160,000km warranty offers total peace of mind ownership, as does a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and a 3-year paintwork warranty too. The new Impreza is truly an impressive offering from Subaru. Breda

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TRADES & SERVICES • EMPLOYMENT • PUBLIC NOTICES KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I SEAN DILLON intend to apply for PERMISSION for development at this site at HILLSBOROUGH, NEWBRIDGE, CO. KILDARE. The development will consist/ consists of: PERMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DETACHED AGRICULTURAL SHED 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 _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Planning Permission sought for storey and half dwelling house, single storey garage, waste water treatment system, new gravelled access road, all associated site development works and existing site entrance, as granted planning permission on planning fi le register reference 07/1240 as extended by planning permission register reference 13/370, to be used as the site entrance to the site. All development to take place at Dunnstown, Brannockstown Road, Naas. 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 observations 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. AOIFE SMULLEN _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I ANNEMARIE CASEY intend to apply for PERMISSION & RETENTION PERMISSION for development at this site at CURRYHILLS, PROSPEROUS, CO.KILDARE. The development will consist/ consists of: A) R E T E N T I O N PERMISSION FOR TWO STOREY FRONT AND SIDE EXTENSION WITH SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION ELEMENT ASCONSTRUCTED B) RETENTION FOR CONVERSION OF EXISTING SINGLE STOREY SIDE GARAGE TO HABITABLE SPACE INCLUDING NEW WINDOW ARRANGEMENT TO FRONT ELEVATION AND INCLUDING NEW ROOF ON EXISTING SINGLE STOREY ELEMENT C) RETENTION OF ATTIC CONVERSION AS CONSTRUCTED INCLUDING DORMER WINDOWS TO FRONT ELEVATION, D) R E T E N T I O N OF EXI S TI NG WIND OW ARRANGEMENT ON REAR

ELEVATION. ALL WORKS TO ORIGINALTWO STOREY DETACHED HOUSE E) PERMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DETACHED SHED 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 _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Application is being made for FULL PLANNING PERMISSION for the following; Development within the curtilage of an existing house to include relocation of existing site entrance, front boundary treatments, landscaping, new effluent treatment plant, site boundaries and all associated site development works All at Monread North, Sallins Road, Naas, County Kildare For Patrick Leeson 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 Autorecords DAC intend to apply to Kildare County Council for full planning permission to subdivide Site G1, Clane Industrial Estate, Kilcock Road, Clane, Co. Kildare and to construct a vehicle inspection centre in a two-storey block, with ancillary offices, a new vehicular road entrance, car parking, boundary treatments, and all ancillary associated 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

We, Ioan Ivanciuc intend to apply for retention permission for development at this site, at Fair Green Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, R51VR96. The development consists of the retention of domestic shed to rear of existing site and all ancillary 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 I, Thomas Behan, intend to apply for Planning Permission for a single storey extension to the side and a single storey extension to the side and rear of a two storey house and all associated siteworks at 1 The Plains, Kildare, 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 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. Application prepared by Declan Kearns & Associates Ltd., Consulting Engineers. 045 520642. www.dkassociates. ie _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL We Naas Specsavers Limited, intend to apply for permission for a development at this site: Unit 2, 35-37 North Main Street, Naas, County Kildare. The development will consist of the replacement of existing shop signage to provide a new aluminium fascia with internally illuminated static logo pod and LED projecting sign. 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, Head Office, Aras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours and a submission or observation

Contact: 045 408 200 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, John & Jean Brosnan, intend to apply to Kildare County Council for planning permission at “Four Seasons”, Greenhills, Kill, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of the demolition of the existing single storey dwelling, the construction of 4 no. two storey dwellings, re-locating the existing entrance 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 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 Planning permission is sought by James & Nodlaig Cash for alteration to front elevation, garage conversion to habitable rooms including new pitched roof over existing garage flat roof, 3.6m2 rear extension and ancillary works at Radharc an Cholaiste, Roseberry, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, W12H985. 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 We Susan and Peter Grady (The Applicant) intend to apply for Retention permission For development at Roseberry, Newbridge. Co.Kildare.The development consists of Recessed entrance, walls, gates and piers and all associated works.The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date

of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Charles O’Reilly, intend to apply for permission for development at this site at, Ballycutlane, Coughlanstown West, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of: 1 Proposed extension and renovations to an existing outbuilding on the land to convert into a dwelling house. 2 Installation of a new mini treatment plant with percolation area and all ancillary site works. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of 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 Patrick Egan intend to apply for planning permission for a development at Newlands, Naas, Co. Kildare. The application will include the following. Construction of a three bedroom single storey type dwelling and single storey domestic garage. Wastewater treatment system and percolation area. Alterations to existing field entrance to provide a recessed entrance. Along with all facilitating and associated site development 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. The application was prepared and submitted by: David Higgins Dip Arch Tech, DHArchitectural & Planning Services 045-434763 / 0876740531 _______ DEAR HEART OF JESUS in the past I have asked for many favours. This time I ask for a special one (mention here). Take it dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own

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TRADES & SERVICES • EMPLOYMENT • PUBLIC NOTICES for 1&1/2 storey rear extension to an existing 1&1/2 dwelling, alterations to all elevations and all associated site works. A detached agricultural shed of circa 50sq.m, a stable block of circa 317sq.m attached to stable block as constructed under planning ref 06 1161 comprising of 10 number stables, covered lunge ring, covered horse walker, dung stead and all associated site works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the planning Authority of the application. O`Loughlin Architects Ltd 087 9858836 _______ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Shane Walsh , intend to apply for permission for development at this site: 10 Oaktree Green, Tully Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare. The development consists of the conversion of an attic, over two storey semi-detached house, from existing storage space to proposed bedroom with ensuite. The development proposes two rooflights on the front elevation, two rooflights on the rear elevation, and an

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Local trainers make their mark on Curragh’s maiden day Alans Pride ridden by Gary Halpin, red and yellow, runs out an easy winner of The Buy Tickets Online @ Apprentice Handicap at the Curragh

Three of the first four winners on the Curragh’s opening day for the 2018 season went the way of local trainers at the Kildare track last Friday. Moone-based Jessica Harrington won the opener, while there were also wins for Michael O’Callaghan and Michael Halford, both of whom

are based in the Curragh. Ballingarry trainer Richard O’Brien was the big winner as the Curragh reopened for the season as he landed both handicaps on the card with 11/2 favourite Alans Pride taking the apprentice race over seven furlongs under Gary Halpin while Billy Lee was in the saddle as 6/1 shot Maths

Bye Bye Baby heads for Epsom following Curragh success The Oaks at Epsom next month is next on the agenda for the Aidan O'Brientrained Bye Bye Baby which made every yard of the running to win the Group 3 Plusvital Irish EBF Blue Wind Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday. With Seamie Heffernan in the saddle, the 11/4 chance was well in control with a furlong to race and beat evens favourite Jaega by two lengths. "You'd be delighted with that and she came forward lovely from Navan," said O'Brien. "She's a very straight-forward filly and I couldn't be happier. "She'll go to Epsom next (for the Oaks). She's very straight-forward, very uncomplicated and stays well. She's a very well bred filly too. "On their first runs I'm never surprised. Obviously we've seen the improvement can be out of this world sometimes. "When they start off, they start off, and you just want them to progress. The first day is just the start." O’Brien and his son Donnacha took the 6f maiden with 11/10 favourite Land Force which will now be aimed at the Marble Hill Stakes. Ger Lyons and Colin

Keane were also in double form with 7/1 chance Ardhoomey getting up close home to win the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes while Inscribe, the 3/1 favourite, won the 10f handicap. Johnny Murtagh and Shane Foley took the 6f handicap with 8/1 chance Urban Beat while another Curragh trainer on the mark was Patrick Prendergast who scored with the Cian Macredmond-ridden 10/1 chance Brave Display in the 5f handicap. "I'm delighted. He's been up in Dundalk and I knew he needed a break from there," said Prendergast after the win for Brave Display. "I was worried that the ground would be so soft and he had a lot of weight. "I spoke to Willie (McCreery) and said to him I might claim. He said that horses run for Cian. "Cian's father Mark is my vet so it was a great result. "He's a great fun horse and is after winning four races in the last 12 months. I thought he was as high as he wants to be and the 10lb claim was the key." Fozzy Stack and Chris Hayes won the 10f maiden with 7/1 chance Carlo Biraghi which will now be stepping up to Group level.

Prize won over a mile. Local trainer Michael O'Callaghan took the 5f maiden with 7/2 chance Recon Mission which was ridden by Leigh Roche while Dandys Ocean won the fillies’ maiden at odds of 5/1 for Jessica Harrington and Colm O’Donoghue. “It’s great to get a winner

for Mr Zhang and she’s a nice filly,” said Harrington afterwards. “Colm said she would like better ground but she was good. It’s not ideal conditions but she could do no more than go and win. “She jumped well, she travelled well and when he asked her she picked up well. She

Derby beckons for Weld’s Hazapour following Leopardstown win Hazapour, a nephew of Epsom hero Harzand, will himself bid for Derby success after a taking victory in the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday. A 16/1 chance, he struck the front early inside the final furlong and kept on well under Declan McDonogh to score from Delano Roosevelt. "He's a very balanced colt and I thought he did it very nicely when he won his maiden in Galway beating Hunting Horn,” noted Weld. "He's developed over the winter and progressed nicely. He worked beautifully the other morning and handles the ground well. "He's a nephew of Harzand (2016 Epsom and Irish Derby winner) so there is only one logical way to go with him. He's a lovely horse to train - a stayer with speed. "This horse has very simi-

lar characteristics (to Harzand) as he's very tough and genuine. He's very adaptable ground wise, although he may not want very firm ground. It was beautiful ground today, good to firm, which is ideal for him. "The extra distance at Epsom would be a concern. He's out of a mare by Daylami but he was getting home well there. "He has a lovely way of galloping, low to the ground, and those sort of horses tend to stay. He settles nicely and relaxes and you can put him anywhere in a race, so he has a whole lot of advantages. "He has a nice bit of pace and I even toyed with running him in the Amethyst." Ger Lyons and Colin Keane combined to win the Group 3 1,000 Guineas Trial with 3/1 joint-favourite Who’s Steph which scored by a

length on her first start in the famous George Strawbridge colours. Lyons and Keane had made a winning start to the day when 8/1 shot Bucky Larson landed the 8f maiden. Fozzy Stack made it three winners in as many days when the well backed 5/2 favourite Zihba maintained her unbeaten record in the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes under high-flying Chris Hayes who was riding his 17th winner of the season. Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning won the 7f handicap with 13/2 chance Zorion while Jarlath Fahey and Ronan Whelan took the 12f handicap with 6/1 chance Sea The Lion. There was an odds-on winner of the concluding 12f maiden as Southern France won in convincing fashion for Aidan and Donnacha O’Brien at odds of 8/15.

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his nephew Ben Coen doing the steering. Fozzy Stack and Chris Hayes have plenty to look forward to with Hand On Heart which won the winners’ race over 8f at odds of 4/1 while brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien took the fillies’ maiden over the same distance with 3/1 favourite Wisdom Mind.

ran in the barrier trial (at Dundalk) last Sunday so it’s a good advertisement for it.” The County Cork jockey followed up with success on the Michael Halford-trained 20/1 chance Arcanears which won the maiden over 6f. At the same price, Andy Slattery’s Decisive Action won the auction maiden with

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Mullins records Killarney treble Jockeys Robbie Power, Donie McInerney and Danny Mullins rode two winners but were out done by champion trainer Willie Mullins who had a treble on the opening day of the May Meeting at Killarney on Sunday. Robbie Power teamed up with trainers Tony Martin and Jessica Harrington for his winners. Magnium did not go unsupported as he readily held off 5/6 favourite Edelpour to win the 2m1f maiden hurdle for the County Meath trainer and the same could be said of Neverushacon which won the featured Redweld Stables Handicap Hurdle at odds of 4/1 favourite for Harrington an hour later. On a bad day for bookmakers, Willie Mullins saddled three winners, the first being the Danny Mullins-ridden Stormy Ireland which led home a 1-2-3 for the stable in the Listed Killarney Oils Mares Hurdle. Danny added to his success on the 9/4 chance when Up For Review took the novice chase at odds of 1/2 favourite. His uncle’s treble was completed when 5/6 favourite Yukon Lil won the bumper with Patrick Mullins in the saddle. Donie McInerney teamed up with Charles Byrnes to win the 2m1f maiden hurdle with 13/8 favourite which got up in the final stride to deny Gold Seal. The youngster’s brace was completed when Winter Breeze, trained by Michael Winters, won the handicap chase at odds of 8/1. At the same price, Le Martalin kept up Noel Meade’s great work when taking the beginners’ chase under Sean Flanagan.



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Points Gained Leaves Hollywood Finishing In Third Place Hollywood Community hall was the venue for the Hollywood v Castlemitchell Division 1 bowling league clash. This being the last match of the season for both teams, it wasn’t a concern for either as regards relegation. Castlemitchell, playing for the first time in the top division this season following promotion last season, were happy enough coming into this match holding a mid-table position. Win or lose it was not going to change their standing either way. Hollywood could also relax as they were holding fourth position from the top. A win would leap-frog them over Ardclough and push them into third spot, but it would have to be a win on both mats to secure the five points to leave them finishing in third place. As to the game itself the visitors held their own for a number of ends on both mats, but once the home team got going they gradually took over and were never in any danger of losing. Hollywood, with their vast experience, combined with having home advantage was

no doubt a telling factor to the final result. Castlemitchell fought a game fight but were just outclassed on the night, but they can look forward to many more battles in division 1 again next season. As for Hollywood they achieved what they set out to do in this game and secured the five points and also third spot. Mat 1; Hollywood: Rita Flanagan, Stephen Daly, Jason Hand and Mick Daly. Castlemitchell: Angela Hyland, Peter Barry, Sean O’Connor and John Behan. Mat 2; Hollywood: Bríd Burke, Tommy Richardson, Tom Burke and Tomás Richardson. Castlemitchell: Ann Dooley, Bob Byrne, Mick Doyle, Paddy Byrne and sub Jim Kelly. Recent League Results (home team first) Div.1: Allen 5, Kildangan 0. Div.2: St. Laurences 5, Coill Dubh 0; Rathangan 5, Athy 0; Blessington 0, Rathcoffey 5. Div.3: Ryston 5, Ballymore 0; Kilcullen 3, Allenwood 2; Naas 5, Hollywood 0. Div.4: Balyna 2, Clane/Staplestown 3.



Donovan back in action next month in milestone fight Kildare's Eric Donovan's biggest fight to date has been announced as the Lilywhite Lightning returns to the ring for the first time since February as he continues on his journey to secure a European title. The St Michael's Athy club man will be back in action at the Good Counsel GAA Club in Drimnagh on June 16 as he tops the Celtic Clash 6 bill, which has once again been put together by promoter Leonard Gunning. Donovan's opponent has yet to be announced, but there is a frustration on the Athy man's part that no Irish boxer has been willing to put their national titles on the line against him. This will be Donovan's eighth fight, and a win next month

would ensure his eligibility to the European rankings, where finding higher quality opponents will become much more straightforward. The current European champion is Spaniard Marc Vidal who soon defends against Kiko Martinez - remember him? - and Donovan, for now, is targeting the new European Union champion Andoni Gago. Another Spaniard, the hugely experienced Gago won the EU title in April following a war with Frenchman Geoffrey Dos Santos. The rough and tough Basque boxer is no pushover, last year going nine rounds with world champion Lee Selby on short notice while also drawing with former champ Victor Terrazas. Donovan and his

manager, Sligo's Leonard Gunning, however, are fully confident that they can dethrone 'El Macho' and moves are already being made to set up a fight, in Ireland, in the near future. Southpaw Donovan is keen and stated; "I'd love to fight him, I really would. I'm under no illusion, he is a very seasoned professional and was a very worthy winner [v Dos Santos]. He's an absolute workhorse and a 'menace' in the ring as I would describe it. He does not stop fighting, punching, and if I do get the fight I'm going to need to be one hundred percent physically and mentally ready and I will be, I wouldn't go into a fight with any less. It's given me a lot of confidence knowing that these type of fights, these

type of opportunities are only around the corner." "When I started out on this journey, some people were saying to me 'are you crazy? You should have done this years ago', stuff like that. It's not that I'm out to prove them wrong, I'm out to prove to myself what I can do. I know I can beat Gago, I know I have the skills to beat him, I know I have the intelligence to beat him, what I would need to do is get physically prepared. By the time the chance comes for me, and I don't even know if he'll be champ by then but, if he is, and that fight presents itself, oh man I would take that at the drop of a hat." Of course, all this talk will be worth nothing if Donovan cannot get the win on June 16. With two eight-round bouts under his belt, he will fight over this distance again against a durable opponent as he builds toward the ten-round distance over which EU title bouts are contested. The 32-year-old has had to overcome his first major injury in the pros too, having been splinted up for weeks without punching to resolve a long-standing hand issue - which scans revealed was a fractured finger. Back with the bit between his teeth, the ever-improving, evergreen Donovan

outlined how “now I am training like that champion I know I am going to be, that European champion and that goal I set myself. I am not the biggest puncher in the game but I have other strengths that far outweigh that, my hand speed, combinations, footwork and so on. All my career was long distance counter punching, now I am more comfortable setting my feet in the danger-zone and trusting in my hands. I trying not to forget the fundamentals too." "I've never been as physically strong or as healthy in my life. I feel that I've got a new mature head, a new perspective on life. I'm not boxing to hold on to funding, I'm not boxing to qualify for the Olympics, I'm just boxing for the same reason I was when I walked into the gym as a seven-year-old kid because I can express myself and it's something that I love to

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do, that makes me really happy. I'm back in that place now." The 'Celtic Clash 6' undercard will feature Lucan welterweight John Joyce, Blanchardstown cruiserweight Chris Scuvie, Crumlin super featherweight Aiden Metcalfe, Smithfield welterweight Keane McMahon, Ballybrack lightweight Niall O'Connor, Cavan light middleweight Owen Duffy, Waterford welterweight Rohan Daté, Sallynoggin super feather Stephen McAfee, and a BUI Celtic super bantamweight title fight between Jobstown's Carl McDonald and Youghal's Colin O'Donovan. Tickets for the fight night are priced at €55 (ringside), €35 (unreserved) and are available from the boxers involved. Tickets from Eric Donovan can be bought from the Healthy Living Centre, 2 Duke Street, Athy, County Kildare, or by calling Laura on 0 8 6 7949 406


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Byrne leads the way as Rags down Straffan Kilcullen




Kildare IFC round one By Robert Cribbin A barnstorming performance from full forward Sean Byrne enabled 14 man Kilcullen to power to a two point success over Straffan in the opening round of the Intermediate Championship in Newbridge on Sunday afternoon. Byrne scored 1-3 with his 10th minute goal proving especially important in holding Straffan at bay in a tightly contested affair. It is a game that Straffan

will have regrets over though as they missed a penalty in the second half courtesty of James Devane and even though Kilcullen’s Graham Lavin was also sent off, David Murphy’s team were unable to take advantage. The game was slow to get going with a lack of any atmosphere in a paltry attended St.Conleths Park not helping as both sides were sussing each other out. The first point eventually arrived in the 8th minute with Rob Kelly scoring for Straffan with a beautifully curled right footed effort in space. That opening score then sprung Jarlath Gilroy’s Kilcullen’s side into life as they found the net in the 10th minute when a long ball inside made its way into the hands of full forward

Sean Byrne and after he got around the onrushing keeper Matthew Duggan he played the ball into an empty net. Byrne followed up that goal with a lovely point turning infield during the next play and after Shane Pembroke converted a free from distance the Rags moved 1-2 to 0-1 ahead. Straffan steadied the ship with a pair of Ed Neenan scores to bring the lead back to three points but it was Kilcullen who finished the better to lead at the break in a very poor half of football. It was all frees from there with Pembroke kicking his third and fourth points either side of a Austin Allen effort as Kilcullen held a 1-4 to 0-4 advantage at half-time. The second half immediately had a livelier feel to it with both sides finding the

Murphy’s law rules as BME cause first round upset Ballymore Eustace 1-14 Monasterevan


By Robert Cribbin Ballymore Eustace continued where they left off in winning the 2017 Junior Championship when they defeated Monasterevan in the opening round of the Intermediate Championship. Niall Murphy was the star for Ballymore kicking 1-6 throughout as Gary Kilmartin’s team showed what a threat they could be at this level for the upcoming year. In a thoroughly entertaining game Monasterevan’s Padraig Nash did his best to keep tabs with Murphy as he kicked 1-5 himself and on another day his tally would have been enough. In truth the two point margin doesn’t really do Ballymore’s victory justice as if it weren’t for late goals in either half by Monasterevan, Ballymore would have ran out much easier winners. Ballymore Eustace looked to have made a dream start when Darragh Kelleher was brought down in the opening minute for a penalty and while it may have been questionable whether the foul was inside the square or not it was given by referee Eamonn Kelly but Shane Barrett’s effort went tamely past the post. Padraig Nash then opened the scoring in the third minute with a beautiful Monasterevan point right on the sideline. It was a lead that was short lived though with Ballymore scoring 1-3 without reply in response with the excellent Niall Murphy leading the way. The corner forward took advantage of a mistake in the Monasterevan defence to find the net in the 10th minute and

after he followed that up with a point from play, Mark Slevin and Caolan Halpin Graham also scored leaving them with a 1-3 to 0-1 lead. Monasterevan did get the lead back to three points by the 20th minute however courtesy of scores from Padraig Nash and Kevin Fitzpatrick which cancelled out a Murphy score from play. Ballymore put on another surge though with Murphy running riot in kicking a trio of scores to add to a Halpin Graham free and they looked to be in a very comfortable position leading 1-8 to 0-4. Monasterevan battled back bravely before the interval with Cormac Stapleton and Wayne Fitzpatrick scoring well from distance while Nash who was a real handful buried a goal past Patrick Murphy in the Ballymore goal in the 31st minute. Incidentally, Monasterevan could have easily being in front after a goalmouth scramble in the Ballymore goalmouth but the team in Green and Yellow survived to lead 1-8 to 1-6 at the end of an absorbing opening half. The second half was a lot less hectic and the quality dropped considerably with both teams guilty of squandering chances at goal. The first point took five minutes of the half to come with Murphy nailing his second free before a lull occurred and it wasn’t until Halpin Graham scored an excellent effort in the 44th minute that anything worthwhile happened when he was out in front and won a ball inside and he kicked between the posts on the turn. Eventually after going the majority of the half without scoring Nash stalled Ballymore’s momentum with two points in as many minutes to get back within sight but Ballymore were the better side and they kicked on again

with Murphy and Shane Barrett scoring from play as well as Halpin Graham kicking another free. Monasterevan sub Sean Kavanagh scored a cracking point from range late on but a fisted point from Ballymore’s full back Mark Barrett when a goal may have been summed up the mood Ballymore were in. Murphy could have added to his tally when he found himself one on one with Adam Forde in stoppage time but to Forde’s credit he stood tall to deny him. Kevin Dunne slammed in a late goal for Monasterevan but it came too late as Ballymore claimed a thoroughly deserved victory on a 1-14 to 2-9 scoreline. Scorers for BME: N Murphy 1-6(2f), C Halpin Graham 0-3(2f), M Slevin 0-2, S Barrett and M Barrett 0-1 each. Scorers for Monasterevan: P Nash 1-5(1f), K Dunne 1-0, W Fitzpatrick, A Kavanagh, C Stapleton and K Fitzpatrick 0-1 each.

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Patrick Murphy; Keith Conway, Mark Barrett, Tomas Murphy; Michael Stewart Byrne, Sean Doyle, Joe Broderick; David McAtamney, Tadhg Grace; Stephen Dwyer, Shane Barret, Darragh Kelleher; Niall Murphy, Caolan Halpin Graham, Mark Slevin. Subs used: William O’Donoghue for Dwyer 45 mins, Jordan Deegan for Slevin 56 mins.


Adam Forde; John O’Toole, DJ Earley, Paul Kelly; Cormac Stapleton, Eoin Stapleton, Kevin Dunne; Leonard Havens, Paul Maloney; Sean Kavanagh, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Mark Kelly; Wayne Fitzpatrick, Padraig Nash, Wayne Sharpe. Subs used: Adam Kavanagh 0-1 P Kelly 44 mins. Ref: Eamonn Kelly

target early on with Kelly and Pembroke exchanging good scores from play. Pembroke got another free for Kilcullen in the 33rd minute but they would then go through seventeen scoreless minutes with Straffan taking command during that period kicking five points in a row. Kelly with a free and Andy O’Neill with an excellent point from play after a flowing counter attack brought Straffan back to within two before they won a penalty in the 41st minute when Ed Neenan was brought down in the square by Kilcullen centre back Graham Lavin in one of the easiest decisions referee Alan Archbold had all day. If the penalty was not bad enough though Lavin was also given his marching or-

Kildare GAA RESULTS Senior Football League Div 1 Sun, 13 May, Venue: Round Towers GFC, (Round 4), Round Towers 0-22 St Laurence's 0-5 Senior Football League Div 2 Sat, 12 May, Venue: Conneff Park, (Round 3), Clane 7-17 Two Mile House 2-7 2018 Joe Mallon Motors Renault Senior Football Championship Wed, 09 May, Venue: Hawkfield , (Round 1 Replay ), Leixlip 2-20 Eadestown 3-5 Sat, 12 May, Venue: Newbridge, (Round 1), Sarsfields 1-21 Raheens 1-13 2018 Pittman Traffic & Safety Intermediate Football Championship Sun, 13 May, Venue: Newbridge, (Round 1), Kilcullen 1-9 Straffan 0-10 Sun, 13 May, Venue: Newbridge, (Round 1), Ballymore Eustace 1-14 Monasterevan 2-9 2018 Tom Cross Coaches Junior Football Championship Section A  Sun, 13 May, Venue: Hawkfield , (Round 2), Miltown 3-14 Grangenolvin 1-7 Sun, 13 May, Venue: Hawkfield , (Round 2), Rathcoffey 1-17 Rheban 1-6 2018 Tom Cross Coaches Junior Football Championship Section B  Fri, 11 May, Venue: Hawkfield , (Round 1), Cappagh 3-12 Castlemitchell 0-7 2018 Haven Hire Hurling League Div 1 Sun, 13 May, Venue: Leixlip, (Round 6), Naas 4-15 Leixlip 0-9 2018 Haven Hire Intermediate Hurling Div 2 Thu, 10 May, Venue: Moorefield, (Round 5),

ders after he got a black card for the incident as well as already being on a yellow card. Kilcullen did get respite though as James Devane’s penalty was saved comfortably by Alan Wright in the Kilcullen goal. Straffan and Devane didn’t let that affect them too much though as he kicked a nice point afterwards before Kelly and substitute Fionn Carr crept them into a 0-10 to 1-6 lead. Carr had a couple of late goal chances but he was unable to find the target and Kilcullen made them pay with Byrne kicking a 45 to level things up while late efforts from Paul Bell and Byrne once more helped Kilcullen to a narrow 1-9 to 0-10 victory. Scorers for Kilcullen: S

Moorefield 4-14 Sarsfields 0-7 Thu, 10 May, Venue: Kilcock Main Pitch, (Round 5), Ardclough 2-15 Kilcock 1-13 Thu, 10 May, Venue: St. Columba, (Round 5), St. Columba 1-13 St Laurence's 0-8 Sun, 13 May, Venue: Naas, (Round 4), Naas 2-17 Kilcock 2-6 2018 Haven Hire Junior Hurling Div 3 Thu, 10 May, Venue: Broadford, (Round 5), Broadford 4-10 Naas 3-13 Thu, 10 May, Venue: Sallins, (Round 5), Sallins 5-18 Clane 2-4 Keogh Cup Sun, 13 May, Venue: Newbridge, (Final ), Clogherinkoe 1-12 St Kevin's 0-12 2018 Reserve A League Wed, 09 May, Venue: Sarsfields GAA Club, (Round 6), Sarsfields 2-18 Maynooth 0-11 Wed, 09 May, Venue: Naas, (Round 6), Naas 4-15 Clane 0-7 Wed, 09 May, Venue: Moorefield, (Round 6), Moorefield 5-16 Kilcock 2-7 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Naas, (Round 7), Sarsfields 4-10 Naas 1-12 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Maynooth, (Round 7), Maynooth 3-18 Athy 0-10 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Kilcock Main Pitch, (Round 7), Kilcock 2-18 St Kevin's 1-9 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Conneff Park, (Round 7), Clane 1-17 St Laurence's 1-11 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Celbridge, (Round 7), Moorefield 1-16 Celbridge 0-15 2018 Reserve Div 2 League  Wed, 09 May, Venue: Sean Tierney Park, (Round 6), Carbury 2-15 Allenwood 0-4 Wed, 09 May, Venue: Rathangan, (Round 6), Confey GAA 1-15 Rathangan 1-8 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Round

Pembroke 0-5(4f), S Byrne 1-3(1’45). P Bell 0-1. Scorers for Straffan: R Kelly 0-4(2f), E Neenan 0-2, A O’Neill, A Allen(1f), J Devan and F Carr 0-1 each. Kilcullen: Alan Wright; Brendan O’Donnell, Franny Shortt, Willie Jones, Ronan Toft, Graham Lavin, Howard Peackock, Sean Fitzgerald, Steven Ryan, Tim Carey, Jamie Lambe, Paul Bell, David Marshall, Sean Byrne, Shane Pembroke. Straffan: Matthew Duggan; Alan Byrne, Niall Devane, Ronan Maguire; Sean Buggy, Andy O’Neill, Niall Gaynor; Brendan Ashe, Paul Donovan; James Devane, Rob Kelly, Rory Byrne; Austin Allen, Francis Kelly, Ed Neenan. Subs used: Fionn Carr for F.Kelly 46 mins. Ref: Alan Archbold

Towers GFC, (Round 7), Leixlip 3-5 Round Towers 1-9 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Johnstownbridge, (Round 7), Johnstownbridge W/O Allenwood - Mon, 14 May, Venue: Confey, (Round 7), Confey GAA 3-13 Raheens 0-14 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Eadestown, (Round 7), Eadestown 4-16 Rathangan 2-6 2018 Reserve Div 3 League section A  Mon, 14 May, Venue: Ellistown, (Round 6), Ellistown 3-15 Miltown 2-6 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Monasterevan, (Round 6), Kilcullen 4-11 Monasterevan 1-13 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Castledermot, (Round 6), Castledermot W/O Nurney -  2018 Reserve Div 3 League Section B  Mon, 14 May, Venue: Cappagh, (Round 6), Caragh W/O Cappagh -  Mon, 14 May, Venue: Straffan, (Round 6), Straffan 2-15 Sallins 2-15 Mon, 14 May, Venue: Rathcoffey, (Round 6), Ballyteague 1-16 Rathcoffey 1-14 2018 Reserve Div 4 Fri, 11 May, Venue: Kill, (Round 6), Carbury 1-8 Kill 0-8 Fri, 11 May, Venue: Moorefield, (Round 6), Moorefield 4-14 Celbridge 0-6 Fri, 11 May, Venue: Ballymore Eustace, (Round 6), Sarsfields 0-17 Ballymore Eustace 1-7 Emmett McConville 2018 Div 2 U12 Football League Thu, 10 May, Venue: Castledermot, (Round 1), Castledermot 5-6 Athgarvan 4-6 Emmett McConville 2018 Div 6 U12 Football League Thu, 10 May, Venue: Kilcullen, (Round 1), Athy 6-12 Kilcullen 0-3


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Donegan’s late goal guides Cloughs to silverware The Clogherinkoe team that captured the Keogh Cup on Sunday



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Keogh Cup final By Susan McEvoy After the great snow of 2018 played havoc with the preseason competition, we finally got a conclusion to the Keogh Cup on a sunny Sunday afternoon in St. Conleths Park. The Cloughs overcame Ballyteague, Monasterevan and Moorefield to top their group and set up a semi-final date with Ballymore Eustace, which after countless delays, didn’t go ahead and seen the Cloughs awarded a walkover

to the final against Division One side St Kevin’s. It took a goal by Cloughs’ substitute Jack Donegan in the 57th minute to finally separate the two sides in a game of football that was end to end from the throw in, making the admission price worthwhile for supporters of both teams. The Cloughs started the game off at an electric pace with captain Ciarán Gravin grabbing refs Anthony Herberts throw in. The quick ball was laid off toJack Robinson who got his first point of the day. Conor Murray responded straight away for Kevins. The game was levelled at 0-4 apiece with scores from the Cloughs Mark Nolan, Gravin and another from Robinson, while Kevin’s responded with points from Mark Grace, Barry

Noone and Cormac Noone. Tom Barron and Conor Murray edged Kevin’s ahead with their 5th and 6th point while the Cloughs, although trying their best to retaliate, were just wide off the mark. Keith Wilkinson pulled off a super save for the Cloughs to keep them in the game. Spurred on from this Glenn Bassnett and Dean Hanley set Robinson up for the Cloughs 5th point leaving just one between the sides. Kevin’s seemed to be just that bit more clinical when taking their chances and although the Cloughs were wasteful in some of their attacks they still managed to draw the game at 0-8 apiece at the half-time whistle. Both teams returned to the dressing rooms at half time and the

supporters could relax for a few minutes before another 30 minutes of frantic football commenced. The Cloughs were second out onto the pitch and second to the game in the opening minutes. Within seconds of the resumption Kevins Ross Carew had a shot on goal which was deflected for a 45. Thankfully for Clogherinkoe this ‘45 also veered wide. They had opportunities, but between the ball being waved wide or bouncing off the post the scores were just not coming. Kevin’s broke the drought ten minutes in with points from the hard working Jamie Smyth and Ross Carew to bring them two ahead. Céin McMonagle (2) and Ciarán Gravin upped the ante in the Cloughs attack with

Declan Flaherty levelling matters again at 0-11 each. The tension was palpable as the clock started to wind down, would we be headed for extra time? Jack Donegan opted to go for goal rather than taking the safe option of a point, and as he bore down on Keith Fitzharris goal at speed he rocketed the ball into the top right hand corner bringing joy to all Cloughs players, fans and management. Jack Robinson kicked an insurance point, and although Kevin’s managed another point to bring the scoreline to 1-12 to 0-12. Cloughs held on defensively with great play from Elian Scanlon and Eoghan McMonagle to ensure that Ciarán Gravin graciously accepted the Tony Keogh Cup

from Kildare GAA Chairman Ger Donnelly.


Keith Wilkinson, Damien Flood, Seánie McEvoy, Elian Scanlon, Eoghan McMonagle, Dean Hanley, Caelum Flanagan, Ciarán Gravin, Mark Grehan, Glenn Bassnett, Killian Galligan, Eanan Lynch, Brian Og Robinson, Jack Robinson, Mark Nolan. Subs used: Seánie Nolan, Jack Donegan and Céin McMonagle

St Kevin’s

Keith Fitzharris, Graham Beirne, Jason Brosnan, Patrick Walshe, Jamie Smyth, Tom Barron, Michael Kenny, Mark Grace, Ross Carew, Conor Murray, Cathal O’Leary, Barry Noone, Cormac Noone, Declan Flaherty and Ciarán Smyth.

Smith shines as Sash ease through opening round Sarsfield




Joe Mallon SFC round one Patrick Ward

Sarsfields began their championship campaign with a straightforward victory over Raheens in the final game of the Senior Championship first round. Alan Smith and Ben McCormack were superb in attack for the victors, with the pair of them bagging 11 points from play between them, while the final cog in the fullforward line, Cian Costigan, also helped himself to 1-1. McCormack went off injured late on however, though it didn’t look all that serious for the attacker. Raheens far from disgraced themselves, and they should be confident of hav-

ing enough to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle this summer. Raheens looked for all the world that they would push this tie right down to the wire as they started the game in excellent fashion, racing into a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after just 12 minutes following a frantic opening. They were full value for that lead as their midfielders and half-backs were happy to run at Sarsfields defenders, and it paid dividends on a number of occasions. The opening score arrive after less than a minute as John Jennings shrugged off a couple of challenges before floating a shot over from 35 metres out, but Alan Smith responded with Sarsfields’ first point of the day soon after. Paddy Woodgate slotted a free for Raheens, and while Caoimghin McDonnell fired over from distance for the Sash, it was last year’s Intermediate champions who took control of the tie for the next few minutes. Liam Power could have found the net in the fifth minute when

he raced through on goal, but his effort whistled just wide of the post. Raheens did clock up three unanswered scores after that however, with Barry Winder igniting the purple patch with a brilliant hanging effort from the right wing that dropped over the bar. Woodgate swerved over a superb point after selling a neat dummy, and he pushed Raheens three clear with a pointed free after. Ben McCormack and Power both traded excellent scores at either end, but it was the Sash who took over from there as they outscored Noel Mooney’s side by 1-8 to 0-1 for the remainder of the half. McCormack fisted over a 12th minute point before Smith and Cahill added scores to level the game, and a stunning long range score from Cian Scanlon pushed Sarsfields into the lead. The major score of the first half arrived in the 22nd minute when McCormack burst past Shane Crowley down the right wing and played the ball to Cian Costigan, who shimmied inside the

area and rolled the ball into the net from close range. Raheens’ chances were further hampered when Alan Igoe was black carded for tripping McCormack, and Chaill floated over the free that came as a result of that misdemeanour. Further scores from Smith and a contentious one from Scanlon stretched the Sarsfields lead to seven points, and scores at either end from Woodgate and Cahill left the Sash in control with a 1-11 to 0-7 advantage at the break. The game was fairly finely balanced throughout the third quarter as both sides trading scores with regularity, but Sarsfields were always capable of doing enough to keep their noses in front. Raheens began the second half looking to cut into the Sarsfields lead, and an early free from Woodgate followed by a superb long range score from Malone helped do just that. The Sash, however, were capable of landing scores at any stage through their dangerous attack, with McCormack making things

look easy at times. Twice in quick succession the county man sauntered away from his marker to confidently slot over points, and when Smith stroked over his fourth of the evening it pushed the 2016 county champions eight points clear. Raheens kept fighting however, and Malone in particular was leading the charge as he kicked another score from distance, and a brilliant point from all of 50 metres from Woodgate further lifted the Caragh club’s spirit. Sarsfields weren’t going to give them too much of a sniff to get back into the game though, and a quick clutch of points from Cahill, Costigan and McDonnell put enough distance between the sides that the men in green wouldn’t have to worry going into the final 10 minutes. The game lost much of its intensity in the closing stages as the result was cast in stone, but Raheens did at least bag a consolation goal when Jennings leathered home a late effort. Scorers for Sarsfields: A Smith 0-6, B McCormack

0-5, C Costigan 1-1, R Cahill 0-4(3f), C McDonnell and C Scanlon 0-2 each, C Byrne 0-1. Scorers for Raheens: P Woodgate 0-7(4f), D Malone 0-2, J Jennings 1-1, B Winder, L Power and M Waters 0-1 each.


Andy O’Brien; Shane Hurley, Sean Campbell, Cian Byrne; Cian Scanlon, Gary White, Diarmuid Hartley; Shea Ryan, Caoimghin McDonnell; Dean Domican, Ray Cahill, Ronan Fitzgibbon; Ben McCormack, Alan Smith, Cian Costigan. Subs used: Darragh Ryan for Domican 42mins, C McInerney Aspell for Mc Cormack 58mins.


Declan Campbell; Shane Crowley, Tom Early, Graham Waters; James Dolan, Thomas Dore, Conor Earley; Liam Power, Rory Donnelly; David Malone, Alan Igoe, Paddy Woodgate; Mark Waters, John Jennings, Barry Winder. Subs used: Rory Hannick for Igoe BC 25mins.


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Carlow power past Louth to set up Lilies showdown Patrick Ward

For the first time in 17 years, Kildare and Carlow will meet in the Leinster Championship after Turlough O’Brien’s men made light work of Louth in an impressive display on Sunday afternoon. The match has been confirmed for Sunday, May 27 at 2pm in Netwatch Cullen Park. Carlow, who earlier this year achieved promotion from Division 4 of the National Football League, have enjoyed one of their best spells in many years after their run through the qualifiers in 2017 provided them with the confidence going into this year’s campaign. They were far too good for a deplorable Louth side who look devoid of confidence, running out comfortable 2-17

to 0-12 winners in O’Moore Park. The Division 4 side were on the front foot right from the get go, with Paul Broderick particularly impressive for the victors as he chipped in with 1-8. Despite trailing by just 0-10 to 0-9 at the break, Louth’s resistance was well and truly shattered as Broderick and Diarmuid Walshe rattled the net, and when Ryan Burns was shown a straight red card, the writing was on the wall for the Wee County men. “We’re in a great place. We’re very, very happy now and we’re looking forward to Kildare in the next round,” O’Brien said following his side’s win on Sunday. It’s hard to imagine that Carlow will be showing any great fear going into this game, knowing that Kildare are without a win since the Leinster semi-final of 2017

Cian O'Neill and his players will be preparing for the challenge of Carlow

and are probably a little short on confidence at this stage. With Kevin Feely struggling to come back from a calf injury suffered in the club championship, Neill Flynn already out with a hamstring injury, and Ben McCormack not part of the panel for the summer, Kildare have plenty to be concerned about as they prepare to take on a confident Carlow side. McCormack’s absence is particularly unfortunate, with the Sarsfields man currently at a phase in his apprenticeship where he is unable to travel from Sligo for training during the week. The former underage star kicked five points from play and looked thoroughly menacing as Sarsfields opened their championship campaign with a straightforward win last weekend over Raheens.

Kildare survive first half onslaught to secure win Kildare




Leinster MHC Tier 2 round one Patrick Ward

Kildare opened their Leinster Minor Hurling Championship campaign with an impressive come from behind win over Antrim on Saturday afternoon in Newbridge. The Lilywhites trailed by five points at one stage but managed to hang on despite the destruction that Antrim full-forward Conaill Bohill caused them in the opening half, as the visitors plundered four goals to really rattle Kildare. The nerve and lasting

power that Cathal Fenton’s side showed was impressive as they ground down their opponents to secure victory with four points to spare in the end. Antrim hardly played any expressive, extravagant hurling in the first half, but what they did do was work to a tactic that provided them with four goals of near identical nature. Bohill was an absolute menace at full-forward, and aside from scoring the Saffrons’ first goal, he created the other three and also landed half of their first half points. Kildare began brightly with scores from Muiris Curtin – a county minor footballer also – and Daragh Melville, but Bohill bagged his first goal following a long ball into the square. Ferran O’Sullivan hit back with a goal for the home side when he stroked in the rebound of his own shot, and

Shane White stroked over a point, leaving Kildare with a 1-3 to 1-0 lead after 10 minutes. Bohill caused chaos again in the 12th minute when breaking the ball down to Caolan O’Connor to find the net, and while Conan Boran and Cathal McCabe hit scores for Kildare, Eoin McGrath raised another green flag at the other end to push Antrim into a 3-0 to 1-5 lead. The visitors dominated the rest of the first half as Ryan McFarlane and Bohill notched their first points of the day after the 26th minute, while Bohill’s breakdown to Michael McGarry set up his fellow inside forward to hit the net three minutes before the half-time whistle. Shane Whyte’s point kept Kildare in touch, but only just, as they trailed by 4-2 to 1-6 at the turnaround. Kildare flew out of the traps at the beginning of the sec-

ond half, immediately setting about overturning the deficit as they attacked from all angles. An early free from Curtin was followed by points from Dermot Hanafin and Harry Dunne, before Curtin landed another from a placed ball to cut the gap to one. The game became a real tit for tat affair after that as both sides picked off scores, though Antrim always managed to keep their noses in front. Niall O’Connor knocked over a couple of points in quick succession either side of a Sean Whyte score, while substitute Dannan McKeogh also hit the target for the Saffrons. McCabe launched over a brilliant effort for Kildare, but a pointed Bohill free put Antrim into a 4-6 to 1-13 lead with 10 minutes left to play. The Lilywhites’ big break came in the 52nd minute when substitute Michael McGovern got in behind the

Antrim defence and smashed the ball to the back of the net, and three converted frees from Curtin put Kildare four clear going into the closing stages. McKeogh and McGovern swapped points before the end, but Kildare managed to see the game out comfortably as their defence stood up to the Antrim onslaught to secure the win. Scorers for Kildare: M Curtin 0-7f, M McGovern 1-1, F O’Sullivan 1-0, S Whyte 0-3, C McCabe 0-2, C Boran, H Dunne, D Melville and D Hanafin 0-1 each. Scorers for Antrim: C Bohill 1-2(2f), M McGarry, E McGrath and C O’Connor 1-0 each, N O’Connor and D McKeogh 0-2 each, R McFarlane 0-1 each.


Sean Burke; Daniel Murray, John McKeown, Cian Shanahan; Ben Noone, Eoghan

Dempsey, Drew Costello; Harry Dunne, Conan Boran; Muiris Curtin, Shane Whyte; Daragh Melville, Cathal McCabe, Ferran O’Sullivan. Subs used: Matthew Eustace for McKeown 26mins, Jack Cleary for Dempsey 32mins, Michael McGovern 43mins, Jack Higgins for Melville 50mins.


Kevin McAuley; Declan McCloskey, Anthony Gallagher, Ciaran McQuillan; Daire Stevenson, Cormac Donnelly, Caolan McKernan; Shane O’Boyle, Niall O’Connor; John McAllister, Ryan McFarlane, Caolan O’Connor; Eoin McGrath, Conaill Bohill, Michael McGarry. Subs used: Ryan Hill for McFarlane 38mins, Dannan McKeogh for McGarry 41mins, Ronan Crossan for McGrath 46mins.


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Fitz blitz propels Kildare to much needed win over Rossies Paddy McKenna is strong under the high ball for Kildare





Christy Ring Cup round one Patrick Ward

Martin Fitzgerald bagged a hat-trick for himself as Kildare thoroughly outclassed a poor Roscommon side in the Christy Ring Cup opener on Saturday afternoon. The margin of victory was 25 points in the end, and that scoreline was probably justified as this was a complete and utter mismatch right from the word go. Barry Cormack was also superb on his first appearance for Kildare in championship hurling, finishing with 15 points in a classy display from midfield for the winners. Having suffered relegation from Division 2A of the National Hurling League earlier this spring, it was always going to be intriguing as to how Kildare’s confidence would be as they began a competition where they are considered one of the favourites. They certainly looked fired up from the very first whistle as they thundered into challenges and won the vast majority of the rucks in an impressive physical showing. Kildare looked pretty comfortable within just a few minutes of the throw-in, and it was Martin Fitzgerald who carried the fight to the Rossies as he tormented full-back Michael Beirne. The Ardclough man endured a difficult league campaign by his own standards, but his scoring prowess will be pivotal to Kildare’s hopes

as this competition progresses. He bagged 2-3 from play in the opening half, while Barry Cormack was rocksteady from placed balls also. The first point took less than 60 seconds to arrive as Paul Divilly burst through the Roscommon defence before laying it on a plate to Fitzgerald as he smashed it over. Cormack stroked over his first of the day soon after, before the opening goal arrived on six minutes when Mark Moloney angled a fine ball across the pitch to Fitzgerald who cut in from the right and found the net. Roscommon eventually got off the mark in the eighth minute, but Kildare kept their foot on the gas and extended their lead through a couple of Cormack frees and a fabulous score from Fitzgerald, who showed great control to take a long ball in his stride. Mick Purcell could have stretched the lead were it not for a fine block by ‘keeper Joe Keane, and Roscommon offered a little resistance as Daniel Glynn measured over two points in the space of three minutes either side of a point from Fitzgerald at the other end. Niall Ó’Muineacháin launched over a superb scored from midfield midway through the half, before two scores in a row for Roscommon from the hurls of goalkeeper Keane and Jason Kilkenny reduced the gap to just five points with 25 minutes played. It was all Kildare from then until half-time however, with Joe Quaid’s side picking off some really impressive scores before the break. A brilliant effort from the right wing from Kevin Whelan was followed by a fine score from Mark Grace, and Fitzgerald then rattled the net for the second time to put the result beyond doubt. The full-forward showed good strength to gather a long ball from

Purcell before thundering an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the Rossies net. Divilly followed up with a point from the left wing, and a couple of scores from Cormack further stretched the lead before Connaughton responded with his second point for the visitors. The scoreline made for bleak reading for Roscommon followers at the interval, Kildare running away with things as they led by 2-12 to 0-6. The second half was merely a formality, with the only question left to answer being how much Kildare would win by in the end. Roscommon hardly looked bothered after the restart, and Kildare, to their credit, never took the foot off the throat of their opponents. Cormack began the new half by pointing a free before Fitzgerald completed his hat-trick when O’Neill picked him out with a pass and he managed to hit the net from a tight angle. Two Cormack frees soon followed, before championship debutant Shane Ryan cracked home a brilliant goal from 20 metres out after clubmate Brian Byrne picked him out. Roscommon’s first score of the second half arrived in the 43rd minute through a Glynn free, and that was the source of their second after Cormack pointed at the other end. The fizz slowly went out of the game in the final 25 minutes as Kildare just picked off points, and though Roscommon bagged a consolation goal through Connaughton, it didn’t affect the miserable feel to this game. Kildare ‘keeper Paddy McKenna also pulled off a couple of fine saves during the closing stages to deny Hugh Rooney and Robbie Fallon certain goals, but there was little else of note that occurred in the final stages.

Scorers for Kildare: B Cormack 0-15(11f, 1’65), M Fitzgerald 3-3, P Divilly 0-3(1f), S Ryan 1-0, E O’Neill, M Grace, N Ó’Muineacháin, M Purcell, K Whelan 0-1 each. Scorers for Roscommon: N Connaughton 1-2, D Glynn 0-4(3f), J Keane(1f), R Fallon(1f), J Kilkenny and A Moore 0-1 each.


for Purcell 60mins, Simon Lacey for C Forde 65mins, Sean Gainey for Divilly 69mins.

Paddy McKenna; Cian Forde, John Doran, Paul Sullivan; Eanna O’Neill, Mark Moloney, Mark Grace; Niall Ó’Muineacháin, Barry Cormack; Michael Purcell, Paul Divilly, Kevin W h e l a n ; Brian Byrne, Mart i n Fitzgerald, Shane Ryan. Subs used: Mark Grace puts Dylan Brererthe pressure on ton for Roscommon's Moloney Robbie Fallon 32mins, Chris

B o n u s for Byrne 50mins, Bernard Deay for Whelan 56mins, M a r k Delaney for Fitzgerald 56mins, Tadgh F o r d e


Joe Keane; Pat Nolan, Michael Beirne, Alan Moore; Kerrill Hardiman, Jason Kilkenny, Eamon Flanagan; Darragh Heavey, Shane Curley; Daniel Glynn, Cillian Egan, Naos Connaughton; Cathal Kenny, Robbie Fallon, Cormac Kelly. Subs used: Warren Boyle for Heavey 41mins, John Murray for Glynn 51mins, Hugh Rooney for Beirne 51mins, R o n a n Kilcline for Nolan 61mins, Joe Brennan for Curley 61mins.


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TAKE FIVE Man of the match

Martin Fitzgerald- While Barry Cormack was exceptional on his championship debut and managed to bagged 0-15 in an accomplished display, it was Fitzgerald early prominence that did the most damage to the Roscommon defence. He had 2-3 scored by half-time, and finished the game with just a point less than the entire Roscommon team.

Score of the game

Fitzgerald’s second goal was an absolute belter as the Ardclough man

held off two Roscommon defenders to take a long ball from Mick Purcell, and his lashed finish into the top corner was an emphatic way to mark the end for the visitors.

Turning point

Kildare were in such control of this game that there was no turning point in this one, with the Lilywhites never looking like they would allow Roscommon any chance of causing an upset.

Ref watch

Referee Shane Hynes barely

warranted a mention as he kept control of the game very smartly and was not overly fussy with his decisions.

What next?

Kildare travel to Mayo on Saturday for a tricky looking clash with the recently crowned Division 2B champions. The westerners lost their opening game against Wicklow last weekend, but Kildare go into this one with a number of injuries, although knowing that a win could be the launchpad for their season is a huge incentive.


Rheban18:00, Ref: Peter Farrell Venue: St. Farnans Park, Caragh V Cappagh18:00, Ref: Damien Reilly

Thu 17 May Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 2 Venue: St Laurence's, St Laurence's V Moorefield19:30, Ref: Billy O Connell Venue: Celbridge, Celbridge V Kilcock19:30, Ref: Conor Daly Venue: Sarsfields GAA Club, Sarsfields V Naas19:30, Ref: Owen Murphy Venue: Ardclough, Ardclough V St. Columba19:30, Ref: Tim O Sullivan

Sun 20 May Senior Football League Div. 1 Venue: St Kevin's, St Kevin's V Leixlip16:00, Ref: john Enright Venue: Round Towers GFC, Round Towers V Naas16:00, Ref: David Coady Venue: St Laurence's, St Laurence's V Confey GAA16:00, Ref: Fergal Barry Senior Football League Div. 2 Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Allenwood16:00, Ref: Eamonn Kelly Venue: Conneff Park, Clane V Kilcock16:00, Ref: Alan Smullen Senior Football League Div. 4 Venue: Rathcoffey, Rathcoffey V Ardclough16:00, Ref: Michael Malone Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 1 Venue: Naas, Naas V Coill Dubh18:00, Ref: Brendan Cawley Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 3 Venue: Broadford, Broadford V Éire Óg Corra Choill18:00, Ref: John Mc Loughlin Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Kill19:30, Ref: Tom Smyth

Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 3 Venue: Conneff Park, Clane V Kill19:30, Ref: Alan Lagrue Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Broadford19:30, Ref: Thomas Smyth Venue: EOCC Donore, Éire Óg Corra Choill V Ros Glas19:30, Ref: Liam Whelan Venue: Naas, Naas V Sallins19:30, Ref: Killian Jones Fri 18 May Reserve Football League Div. 4 Venue: Celbridge, Celbridge V Raheens19:30, Ref: john Enright Venue: Carbury, Carbury V Moorefield19:30, Ref: Anthony Herbert Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Naas19:30, Ref: Conor Daly Venue: Conneff Park, Clane V Ballymore Eustace19:30, Ref: Noel Reilly Venue: TMH GAA Grounds, Two Mile House V St Laurence's19:30, Ref: Jack Doyle Venue: Sarsfields GAA Club, Sarsfields V Kill19:30, Ref: Billy O Connell

Mark Moloney suffered a broken finger in Kildare's win

Fitzgerald hitting form at the right time for Kildare By Patrick Ward It’s fair to say that Martin Fitzgerald saved his best hurling of the year for championship action this year. The Ardclough attacker was in sensational form for Kildare on Sunday as he spearheaded a fine display from the Lilywhites in their Christy Ring Cup opener as they battered Roscommon by 25 points. Fitzgerald, who hadn’t played for the county in 2017, bagged 3-3 from play as he took the Rossies’ full-back line to the cleaners, with 2-3 of that arriving in the first half. Considering Fitzgerald scored 1-5 across the entire league campaign, it was a welcome return to his very best form. “It’s good to put up a good scoreline and I think after a tough league campaign it’s always nice to get a win, but

there are bigger tasks ahead for us over the next few weeks,” Fitzgerald told the Kildare Post. “It was a tough league campaign because I was probably in and out of form. I had a real injury-plagued season last year where I didn’t play for Kildare once, so it was nice to get back with a bit of a bang today and hopefully I can continue it on for the rest of the season now. “The ball delivery in was excellent, and that’s something we’re working on in training. That’s one of the plans we have and it came off today and we were allowed do it, and hopefully it can continue to come off for the rest of the campaign.” It was a rather gentle start to the Christy Ring for Kildare, and Roscommon were probably the ideal team to face after the Lilywhites had been beaten in every game to date so far in

2018. With the Connacht side finishing mid-table in Division 3A, there was expected to be a gulf in class on the field, and it showed throughout the 70 minutes. Fitzgerald admitted as much, but his focus is on the trip to Mayo next Saturday which will be absolutely crucial to Kildare’s hopes in this competition. “We would have looked at the rounds, and no disrespect to them, but they are two divisions below us in the league,” he said. “Our plan was to move the ball and to move the ball quicker than them and open up gaps. It’s a massive gap away to Mayo next week; they’re the games you want to be playing in. Mayo lost today Wicklow, so it will be an absolute battle. If we beat them, they’re out. It’s never easy going to Mayo and they’ve had a good campaign, so it’s all to play for.”

Sat 19 May Senior Football League Div. 1 Venue: Carbury, Carbury V Raheens18:00, Ref: Raymond Kelly Venue: Celbridge, Celbridge V Moorefield18:00, Ref: Liam Herbert Venue: Athy, Athy V Sarsfields18:00, Ref: Niall Colgan Senior Football League Div. 2 Venue: Clogherinkoe, Clogherinkoe V Rathangan18:00, Ref: Sham Moran Venue: TMH GAA Grounds, Two Mile House V Johnstownbridge18:00, Ref: Larry Heeney Venue: Castledermot, Castledermot V Monasterevan18:00, Ref: Declan Peppard Senior Football League Div. 3 Venue: Straffan, Straffan V Kill18:00, Ref: Tim O Sullivan Venue: Sallins, Sallins V Kilcullen18:00, Ref: Fintan Barrett Venue: Nurney, Nurney V Ballymore Eustace18:00, Ref: Owen Murphy Venue: Robertstown, Robertstown V Ballyteague18:00, Ref: Anthony Herbert Senior Football League Div. 4 Venue: Suncroft GFC, Suncroft V Castlemitchell18:00, Ref: Michael O Connell Venue: Murphy Memorial Park, Grangenolvin V Ballykelly18:00, Ref: John Knight Venue: Ellistown, Ellistown V

Mon 21 May Haven Hire Minor Hurling League Finals (2 x 10 mins ET if Required) Venue: Manguard Plus Kildare GAA COE, Pitch 2 Rathangan V Broadford/ Leixlip 19:30, Ref: Anthony Herbert Venue: Manguard Plus Kildare GAA COE, Pitch 1, Naas V Éire Óg Corra Choill19:45, Ref: Killian Jones Reserve Football League Div. 1 Venue: Athy, Athy V Naas19:30, Ref: Owen Murphy Venue: Moorefield, Moorefield V Maynooth19:30, Ref: Paddy Mc Dermott Venue: Sarsfields GAA Club, Sarsfields V Clane19:30, Ref: Barry Moore Venue: St Kevin's, St Kevin's V Celbridge19:30, Ref: Damien Reilly Venue: St Laurence's, St Laurence's V Kilcock19:30, Ref: Kieran Harris Reserve Football League Div. 2 Venue: Raheens, Raheens V Eadestown19:30, Ref: Fintan Barrett Venue: Sean Tierney Park, Allenwood V Round Towers19:30, Ref: john Enright Venue: Leixlip, Leixlip V Confey GAA19:30, Ref: Michael Malone Venue: Carbury, Carbury V Johnstownbridge19:30, Ref: Liam Herbert Reserve Football League Div. 3 Section A Venue: More O Farrell Park, Kildangan V Castledermot19:30, Ref: David Coady Venue: Monasterevan, Monasterevan V Grangenolvin19:30, Ref: Stephen Foley Venue: Kilcullen, Kilcullen V Miltown19:30, Ref: Jack Doyle Reserve Football League Div. 3 Section B Venue: Ballyteague, Ballyteague V Clogherinkoe19:30, Ref: Alan Archbold Venue: Sallins, Sallins V Rathcoffey19:30, Ref: Liam Whelan Venue: St. Farnans Park, Caragh V Straffan19:30, Ref: Thomas Smyth


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Lift off Injuries a worry despite fine start for Lilies Patrick Ward

It was understandable that Kildare manager Joe Quaid was just happy to get back to winning games of hurling when the Lilywhites breezed by Roscommon in their Christy Ring Cup opener on Saturday afternoon. Having lost all seven games so far in 2018 and suffered some tonkings in that stretch, Roscommon made for amicable opponents on Saturday as Kildare were allowed to hurl to their potential and rack up a big score. “To be honest we didn’t mind what opponents we got,” said Quaid afterwards. “What we were more concerned about was the way we played and the way we applied ourselves. Our work ethic is the big thing we wanted to bring – it wasn’t good enough in the league and that’s what we wanted from today. None of really knew what Roscommon were going to bring, so as I say, it didn’t really matter about the opposition, we just wanted to see that from the lads.” There was plenty of work ethic as Kildare thundered into challenges from an early stage and never let their opponents

have a moments peace. The defence was quite solid, with Paddy McKenna particularly prominent as he took the place of the injured Paul Dermody in goals, while Barry Cormack, Paul Sullivan and Shane Ryan all enjoyed fine championship debuts. What was most impressive, however, was the scoring threat that the Lilywhites carried as they racked up 4-26 in an accomplished display. “That’s what we want; get it into the scoring zone, and to be fair the lads were outstanding inside there today,” said Quaid. “We probably missed as much as we scored in relation to goal chances, but if you’re not creating them you’re not scoring them and that’s what we really wanted to do. After the league, we wanted to get back to basics and today we got back to basics. We played fast, quick, smart hurling and got the ball into the scoring zone to score.” There were a couple of injuries suffered that will be a concern to Quaid in the coming weeks. Mark Moloney never returned after going off as a blood substitute in the first half, and it is suspected that the Celbridge hurler has a broken finger. Mick Purcell – on his first appearance for Kildare this year – also suffered a suspected broken finger in the second half, and both of them are highly unlikely to feature when Kildare visit Mayo next week.

Cloghs claim Keogh Cup


Martin Fitzgerald fires home Kildare's third goal

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Lilies rout Rossies for relieving win

“They will have to win next week, so that’s going to up the ante for them,” said Quaid of the Mayo challenge. “We went down there last year and I think we only got a victory by a point. We’re fully aware that scoring difference could come into it down the road, so that’s why we said to the boys to keep pressing and try and get as much scores as we could. “We ended up with two bad hand injuries and they’ll probably be out next week depending on how they get on, but that’s why we have a panel. That’s the thing about the Christy Ring – it can balance on a knife edge with injuries and stuff. It’s a seven-week tournament and if someone gets a bad injury they could miss the whole lot of it.” The Limerick man also gave an update on James Burke, who was on the line as a Maor Uisce after recovering from a serious illness that he went through in March. “He’s good, but like that we’ll just see how he’s going. It was good to get a bit of game time into Bernard Deay today as well. Mark Delaney also back from injury, so it was good to have the luxury to get these lads on and that will stand to them down the road. “Hopefully,” said Quaid when asked if Burke might play in the Christy Ring Cup. “But it will probably be the latter stages,” he concluded.

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Sunday 20th May. First Race 2.05pm

Kildare post 17 05 2018  

Weekly news and sport from the Kildare Post

Kildare post 17 05 2018  

Weekly news and sport from the Kildare Post