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Gardaí upgraded the investigation to a murder inquiry after new information was received that the fire was started deliberately. Gardaí said they discovered a number of strands of new evidence which they cannot disclose in the event of a prosecution, but these led them to believe the fire was started deliberately. Last weekend, Leixlip Gardaí thanked members of the public who have come forward and provided information to the investigation team. Elizabeth (Liz) Byrne, mother of the children who died in the fire, is a well-known volunteer and activist in her local community. She received a community award from Rehab People of the Year Awards in recent years in recognition of her parish work in Kilcock. Gardaí continue to appeal to anyone with any information to contact Leixlip Garda Station at 01-6667800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Gardai in Leixlip were yesterday continuing to question a man in his 50s in relation to the murder of three people who died in a fire at a house in Kilcock 30 years ago. The man was arrested in north Co Dublin on Tuesday afternoon and is being held at Leixlip Garda Station. He is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and Gardai have a limited amount of time during which to charge or release him. The Garda Press Office confirmed to the Kildare Post yesterday afternoon that the man is still in custody. Barbara Doyle, 20, and her two nieces, eight-year-old Mary Ellen Byrne and three-year-old Kerrie Byrne, died in the fire at the Byrnes' home on Church Lane on 20 September 1987. Ms Doyle was a sister of the children's mother, Elizabeth Byrne, and was babysitting on the night. Elizabeth and her husband Aidan had gone out to a 21st birthday party when the fire broke Mary Ellen Byrne (8) and three-year-old sister Kerrie Byrne out at their (with their mum Elizabeth) died with their aunt Barbara house. Doyle (20) in the fire at the Byrnes home on Church Lane Last week,

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In this week’s Kildarepost • See lots of coverage with this edition of Family Play Day at Áras Chill Dara • New Kildare author secures three literary nominations this year .................................Page 12, • Garda Youth Awards – who are your local youth heroes? .. Page 16 • Kildare winners at National Tidy Towns Awards ... Pages 20 and 21 • Court Update .........................Page 26, • La Perfecta Nail Academy, Sallins ....................................Page 45, • The Inn at Milltown launches. .........Pages 46/47 • Sculpture Unveiled in Kildare Town, .. pages 23, 37 and more • Wedding Special ........................ 49-60 • Education and Courses ............................. pages73-75 • House & Home/ Property Focus, .............. pages 63-72

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Thursday 28 September 2017

GAA community rally behind TMH ‘Run for Adam’ A Run for Adam Burke this Saturday By Rose Barrett O’Donoghue & Kim O’Learly

This Saturday, September 30 at 4pm, Two Mile House GAA will host ‘Run for Adam Burke’. The event, which entails a 5k and 10k run during the afternoon followed by a fun BBQ and Celebrity GAA Panel hosted by Marty Morrissey with a plethora of GAA pundits later that evening. Adam’s story is one that every parent fears. A fit young man, already with national success on the GAA fields with his native GAA club, Adam suffered a stroke that left him paralysed down his right arm and hand, a weakened right leg, increased fatigue, and damage to the part of the brain that controls language and speech. Having spent three months in

Beaumont Hospital undergoing a gruelling rehabilitation programme, Adam then began an intensive three recovery programme at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire. He has shown incredible resolve, and despite a negative prognosis last year, is now walking and no longer wheelchair dependent. But he still has some serious neurological rehabilitation to undergo, treatment that will likely cost in excess of half a million. Two Mile House parish and the wider GAA community have shown great spirit and support for Adam. A touching video was made with the slogan, “For Adam, the dream is still alive" – see https://www.facebook.com/runforadamburke/ videos/181858122359972/ and several sporting celebrities have rowed in behind the campaign for Adam. Runforadamburke this Saturday,30 September at Two Mile House GAA Club, Kildare, fun runs starting at 4pm. The RunForAdamBurke will be followed by a BBQ and Celebrity GAA Panel hosted by Marty Morrissey with special guests Davy Fitzgerald, Joe Brolly, Michael Duignan and Tomás Ó Sé. So Run for Adam at 4pm and Party with Marty later that evening!

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A Newbridge man has been arrested after allegations that a 63-year-old woman was approached and an attempt made to snatch her handbag on Friday evening, September, 22, The man who is in his early twenties, is alleged to have attempted to grab the woman’s handbag at Canning Place, while she was walking in the direction of Newbridge College. It is understood that a struggle took place between the woman and man, and when the strap broke, the man fled with the bag which contained a purse and mobile phone. A man has since been arrested and is due to appear before Naas District Court.

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A Naas homeowner returned home to find his property at Ashgrove Park had been broken into; a bedroom was ransacked and a sum of money stolen. The burglary happened between 7.20pm and 8.40pm on Saturday, September 23 with a front window and front door smashed to gain entry.

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A spate of drug seizures have taken place across the county over the past week. In Newbridge and Kildare town, 19 searches were carried out in various properties by Gardaí. On Friday September 22, Gardaí stopped a car in Newbridge and searched it, to discover heroin. Two people have been arrested in relation to this and are due to appear before Naas District Court on October. Also last Friday, Gardaí searched a house at Bishopsland, Kildare where cannabis herb and cannabis resin was found to the value of €300. Also a file is being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions after a search was carried out at a property in Lakeside Park, Newbridge. Cannabis worth several hundred euros was found while a substantial amount of cash was found.

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Youngsters Aidan Gilroy, Cillian Gilroy and Charlie Murphy raise the cup after Ballymore Eustace defeated Caragh in the Tom Cross JFC Final at St Conleth’s. Photo Pat Tinsley.

Anna Cullen, Grace Regan and Sophie Regan at Aras Chill Dara Family Fun Day. Photo Aishling Conway. See further photos with this edition.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a break-in at a garage in Co Kildare. The garage, adjacent to a house in Moone, was broken into on Wednesday, September 20, between 9.45am and 4.30pm. It is reported that the garage door was forced open and a number of items stolen, including a white mountain bike, a navy racing bike and a garden strimmer.

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You Country Needs You: Defence Forces hiring General Service Recruits

The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for General Service Recruits in the Naval Service and Army. Being sought are men and women from all backgrounds that possess a strong sense of duty and enjoy working as part of a team. Applicants for the Naval

Service must be at least 18 years of age and under 27 years of age on the closing date of applications 27th October 2017. Applicants for the Army must be at least 18 years of age and under 25 years of age on the closing date of applica-

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Man dies on 'dangerous road' By Louise McCarthy louisemccarthy@kildarepost.com

Urgent appeals are now being made to invest in a Co Kildare road after it claimed the life of a father earlier this week. Following the death of a motorcyclist in a single vehicle crash on the R413, Nicholastown/ Kilcullen Road between Kilcullen village and Mile Mill, during the early hours of Monday morning, September 25, there have been

calls for action by local councillors. Cllr Ivan Keatley (FG) is calling for funding to ensure that the road is made safe. Clark Duffy (41) who died at the scene, was believed to have been visiting a friend in the area, when the crash took place. Cllr Keatley is calling for funding to straighten what he is describing as a ‘dangerously windy road’. Cllr Keatley is a native of the area and travels this road

regularly. Although work has already been carried out on the road, including last year's signage and four-way system at Mile Mill, more needs to be done, he said. "I definitely think that rumble strips need to be put in. It is a dangerous stretch of road." Mr Duffy, formerly of Laytown, Co Meath and Bailieborough, Co Cavan, is survived by his son Malachy,

mother Tish, father Martin, brother Adam, Sally-Ann, step-children, Justin, Roxanne and Harrison, grandchildren and extended family and his biker friends. He is being reposed at Clarkes Funeral Home, Bailieborough this Friday from 12 noon until funeral service at 1.30pm. Funeral afterwards to Lakelands Crematourium, Cavan to Cllr Ivan Keatley is calling on arrive at 3pm.

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Kildare doubles up on Winning Streak with two winners Two contestants with strong Co Kildare links won a total of over €60,000 on National Lottery game show Winning Streak last weekend. African Priest Fr Gabriel Atidoo from Ghana who visits Derrinturn regurarly and bought his ticket there, won €32,000 while Zsuzsanna Furey from Carbury won €34,000.

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doo made an incredible 5,000 km journey from his home in Ghana to take part in last Saturday’s week’s Winning Streak TV gameshow. Gabriel who has been a priest for 28 years is a regular visitor to Ireland and he was supported by his friends from all over the country. Gabriel spends two months in Ireland every year with his close friend, Father Alphonsus John Murphy in the Carberry Parish. He has visited Ireland almost

every year since his first visit in 1998 and has completed a master’s degree in All Hallows College in Dublin. As a massive fan of the Winning Streak TV Gameshow, Gabriel’s lucky ticket was given to him by the housekeeper in the Carberry parochial house, Julie Lawlor. Gabriel’s close connection to Ireland comes from a meeting with Father James Browne from Blackrock in Co. Cork who was a missionary in Ghana in the 1990’s.

Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right:, Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Edward Daniels, National Lottery ticket selling agent, Today’s Extra newsagents, Derrinturn, Co. Kildare; Gabriel Atidoo, the winning player; Michael Hayes, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery; Winning Streak game show co-host Marty Whelan and Mrs Angela Daniels, Today’s Extra newsagents, Derrinturn, Co. Kildare. Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

With his Winning Streak prize money, Gabriel will put the money towards two community projects which are very close to his heart in his own parish in rural Ghana. His prizemoney will help in the development of a new school building while he would also like to provide much needed renovations to his own church which has become dilapidated in recent years.

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Zsuzanna (aged 31) lives in Carbury, Co. Kildare, where she lives with her husband, Stephen Furey of 5 years and their three boys. Two of her sons were in the Winning Streak audience last Saturday, CJ (7) and Donncha (5) while little Lochlann (2) is watching at home. Zsuzanna is living in Ireland for more than 14 years after moving here from Hungary. Also in the audience, along with her troupe of family and friends, was her brother and

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Zsuzsanna Furey from Carbury, Co. Kildare has won €34,000 on last Saturdays (23rd September 2017) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE. Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Winning Streak game show co-host Marty Whelan; Zsuzsanna Furey the winning player; Michael Hayes, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

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Lucky punter in Newbridge wins ₏500,000 on the EuroMillions By Kim O’Leary Lotto players in Newbridge are being urged to check their numbers after a winning EuroMillions Plus ticket worth ₏500,000 was sold in Dunnes Stores in Newbridge. Meanwhile, a second ticket worth ₏500,000 was sold  at the Kilmoon Service in  Ashbourne, Co Meath. With no jackpot winner of Tuesday’s ₏163 million mega jackpot, Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot is now estimated at an astonishing ₏180 million. It is heading for a record breaking year for EuroMillions Plus winners in Ireland after Tuesday’s EuroMillions

draw produced the 22nd and 23rd winners of the â‚Ź500,000 Plus top prize. Irish players are on course to break the record set in 2009 when 27 lucky players won the EuroMillions Plus top prize. At a cost of just â‚Ź1 extra per line, the EuroMillions Plus draw gives players an extra chance to win the half a million euro prize. The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers are: 17, 31, 37, 40, 46. Manager of the Kilmoon Service Station, Irma Fimkute said: “Despite the bad weather, this great news is certainly putting a smile on our customers faces this morning! As news spreads throughout the town,

we have been inundated with our customers who are checking their tickets in the hope that they are one of the lucky winners. We would urge all of our customers to check their tickets carefully and we wish them all the very best with their huge win.� She said:“To celebrate this win with our customers, the store owners here will kindly share the stores selling bonus among all of the staff members so we all have a little extra to celebrate today." The National Lottery advises players to check their tickets. If you’re the lucky ticketholder, sign the back of the ticket and contact the National Lottery Prize Claims Team on 01 836 4444.

Shops across Co Kildare have a good track record when it comes to selling lottery tickets or scratch cards and helping customers strike it rich. Several Co Kildare shops have also sold successful three-star tickets for RTE's Winning Streak show. For instance, two contestants on last weekend's show bought their tickets in Today’s Extra newsagents in Derrinturn and om Mangan's Filling Station on the Dublin Road, Edenderry.

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All entries to the Kildare Garda Youth Awards must be received by Friday, October 6. Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche, the Divisional Officer in charge of the Kildare Garda Division and William Doyle the CEO of Newbridge Silverware jointly launched the second running of the Awards at Newbridge Silverware. The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 14 and 21 years. There will be six individual District Award Winners, two from each area of Naas, Kildare and Leixlip, along with one Special Achievement Award, which is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances and whose commitment deserves recognition. In addition, there will be one overall winner of the Kildare Garda Youth Awards for 2017 and one Voluntary Group Achievement Award, which is open to nominations of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities. Nominations are now open and Chief Superintendent Roche, speaking at the launch, appealed to schools, youth clubs and all types of sports and activities clubs to help recognise the great work and achievements of young people by nominating any of their members who especially merit these prestigious awards. He also thanked Newbridge Silverware for their continued support of the awards and looked forward to the presentation evening on the 24th November 2017. William Doyle, speaking on behalf of Newbridge Silverware added “how delighted we are to continue to support a local initiative like the Garda Youth Awards and to have the opportunity to be part of rewarding exceptional young Kildare people” Entry forms will be available at all Garda Stations in the county. They can also be

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Pull Them In! Ireland is at least making some headway in shaking up the concerns over Brexit. Foreign direct investments is vitally important and, as has been identified many times before in this column, it must continue to be so. It is one of our saving graces because Europe is in a pickle at the moment. With the ‘just about over the line election’ by Angela Merkel in Germany, she will have to cow-tow to a lot of different parties to hold onto power now that the far right are be-

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Maynooth Tidy Towns stalwart Tina honoured for her work Tina Drury of Maynooth TidyTowns Committee, Maynooth was highly commended as a SuperValu Community Hero at this week’s SuperValu Tidy Towns Awards in the Helix, Dublin. Tina, who was nominated by local retailer Eddie Casey of SuperValu Glen Royal Shopping Centre, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, was recognised for her commitment to enhancing her local community.   The SuperValu Community Hero awards celebrate the efforts of 10 SuperValu Community Heroes from across Ireland who act as exemplary members of their community. Each hero was acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to their local area through their involvement in SuperValu TidyTowns. On hand to present the prize was Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu.  Commenting on the awards Mr. Kelleher said, “As we mark 26 years as title sponsor of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, we remain incredibly proud of our long-standing involvement in this important initiative. Year after year we see volunteers up and down the country come together to enhance their local communities and their tremendous passion and dedication never fails to impress.  The SuperValu Community Hero Awards are

Tina Drury, who is pictured with SuperValu retailer, Eddie Casey.

intended to recognise those who go above and beyond in their endeavours and I would like to congratulate all our winners on this tremendous achievement.” The Helix in Dublin was full to capacity with TidyTowns groups that had travelled from across the country to attend the awards ceremony. Interest in the SuperValu TidyTowns competition continues to grow every year and this year saw 870 towns and

villages entering. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development and has been sponsored by SuperValu for 26 years, making it one of Ireland’s longestrunning sponsorships.   Full details of all this year’s winners are available at www. tidytowns.ie  and at  www.supervalu.ie.

Tidy Towns’ success for Co Kildare towns and villages Towns and villages across Co Kildare have again shone brightly at the awards presentation for the National Tidy Towns Competition, which took place in Dublin this week. All thirty nine local entries have received adjudication reports with results across 8 assessment categories. Representatives of the local Tidy Towns committees as well as Kildare Co Council and Kildare Tidy Towns Network

Ambassador Johnny Doyle were at the awards ceremony at The Heli in Dublin today. Gold Medal Award WinnersNaas, Leixlip, Maynooth and Straffan in their respective town/ village categories. Silver Medal Award WinnersCelbridge, Kill and Newbridge Bronze Medal Award Winners- Ballymore Eustace, Rathangan and Clane Endeavour Award WinnerAllenwood Local Authority Pollina-

tor Award- Maynooth (Large Town Category) Sustainable Development Award- Naas (Runner Up) Supervalu Youth AwardNaas Tidy Towns Bin Brigade Overall County Tidy Towns/ Village for 2017 : 1. Straffan 2. Naas 3. Maynooth Full details are available on www.tidytowns.ie


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Rise in female cadets in Defence Forces

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe, attended the Defence Forces Training Centre, in the Curragh, County Kildare to welcome the 94th Cadet Class into the Permanent Defence Force. In addressing the cadets and their families Minister Kehoe said, “I am in a privileged position to witness at first-hand the important work that the Defence Forces do both at home and overseas. I am always impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to duty. Today is the start of your journey within that great tradition. The increased numbers for Cadet intake this year and last year reflect the Government’s commitment to ensure the Defence Forces maintain the required capacity and capability to discharge all roles assigned by Government. Noting the increase in female

cadets (20) this year from last year (14), Minister Kehoe stated that “the Defence Forces have no restrictions with regard to the assignment of men or women to the full range of operational and administrative duties. Everyone, therefore, plays a full and meaningful role in all aspects of Defence Forces operations at home and overseas”. The 94th Cadet Class includes nine Cadets from Malta, who Minister Kehoe welcomed by stating that “we have established a strong relationship in the area of security and defence. I believe that their inclusion has created a positive dimension, and in many ways prepares each of our Cadets for working together on overseas operations.” Minister Kehoe concluded by thanking the families of the cadets for the support they have shown already.

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Folic acid is vital way to start the day for women Young Irish women are three times as likely to check their smartphone in the morning as they are to take a folic acid tablet according to new research¹ from safefood as part of its campaign reminding women to include folic acid as part of their morning routine. More than 80% of women who responded to the survey check their phone/social media as part of their morning routine yet only 25% of women² take a folic acid tablet. Following personal hygiene habits or eating breakfast, the most typical morning habits for women include applying make up (56%) and picking an outfit for the day (56%) followed by preparing lunches (47%), styling hair (46%) and commuting or school runs (27%). Dr Marian O’Reilly Chief Specialist in Nutrition with safefood said, “It’s great to see that over 70% of Irish women report starting their day with a healthy breakfast and 95% brush their teeth every morning. What we want women to do is to take on a new healthy habit – take a daily 400microgram folic acid supplement - it’s even easier than brushing your teeth and takes only seconds to do. Folic acid prevents most neural tube defects like spina bifida in the first few weeks of pregnancy at a time when most women are unaware they’re pregnant. With 50% of all pregnancies³ unplanned, taking folic every morning gets you into a healthy habit, even if a baby is the last thing on your mind.” The research also found that nearly one quarter of women spend €420 a year on beauty and skincare products, with 4 out of 10 spending up to €240. With some folic acid tablets costing less than 1c per day or just €1.80 for a year’s supply�, this is one essential supplement that won’t eat into women’s health & beauty budgets. Dr. Aileen McGloin, Communications Manager, Digital and Health at safefood said, “Almost half (45%) the women in our survey said the best way to create a new healthy habit is to be prepared. With folic acid, keep it near your toothbrush, beside your bed or somewhere that will remind you to take it as part of your morning routine. Setting a reminder on your

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A man who drove off without paying for almost €70 worth of petrol at a Co Kildare filling station has been ordered to pay a €750 fine. The 32-year-old man appeared before Naas District Court, charged with the theft of petrol from Topaz Petrol Station on the N7, Kill, on August 7, 2016. Inspector David O'Sullivan outlined how the accused pleaded guilty to the theft of €83.50 worth of petrol, for driving off and making no payment. Defence Solicitor, Timmy Kennelly said: "He made full admissions, the car was seized and has not been reclaimed." Evidence was given by Gardaí that the accused was 'very co-operative'. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused pay €700 to the Clane Community Council, Abbey Repair Fund, by December 21,2017, next.

Father facing assault charges

A man whose son is alleging that he attacked him with a scissors appeared before Naas District Court. Evidence was given in court how the accused is alleged to have become involved in a 'physical altercation' with his son. The court heard allegations that the accused made a 'cut' to his son's 'left ear.' It is alleged that the accused 'grabbed' a 'scissors' when the injured party made attempts to leave. The accused is on bail, no objections were made to continuing bail. He is ordered to appear before Naas District Court, on October 18, next, with directions for the DPP.

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‘Leniency’ sought for robber

A Judge is describing as an 'unusual step', a letter sent by staff in a Newbridge hair salon, asking for leniency towards the man accused of robbing them, using an imitation fire-arm. The 34-year-old Naas man, appeared before Naas District Court charged with possessing an imitation firearm at Strands, Limerick Lane, Newbridge, on August 1, 2015, and carrying out a robbery at the same location on the same date. It is understood that the staff at Strands Hair Salon asked for leniency, and knew the accused's late mother in a professional and personal capacity. Evidence was given that the accused is nolonger taking drugs after getting an implant inserted at a cost of approximately €4,500. In court, he said: "It counteracts the effects. It stops me from mentally torturing myself, it gives me security that I won't take the drugs." Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce, outlined how the accused now has the intention of using his experiences to assist people to stay away from drugs. The accused's father, who spoke in court, outlined how he has seen improvements and how his wife's passing last year, spurred him into deciding to get his only child to have an implant inserted. Judge Desmond Zaidan said: "Usually with an offence like this, a robbery at a salon, an imitation firearm being used, there is a distinct probability of a custodial sentence. This case is somewhat unique.The salon has shown great spirit by writing to the court, in a letter signed by the owner and staff members, asking for leniency. Most of the people knew his mother in a professional and personal capacity, they asked the court to give this man a chance." Addressing the accused, Judge Zaidan said: "You won't get a second chance from me, you may get it from the victims and your family, but I am not giving you a second chance, I have a duty to society as a whole." Judge Zaidan ordered that the accused carry out 240 hours community service, in lieu of one year in prison.

Mobile theft charges

A teenager appeared before Naas District Court in relation to the theft of a mobile phone at a coffee shop in a Co Kildare shopping centre. The 19-year-old, with an address in Naas, is facing charges for theft of an iphone worth €650 at Brambles Coffee Shop, in the Whitewater Shopping Centre, on May 23, 2017. Inspector David O'Sullivan outlined how the injured party forgot their phone and it is alleged that the accused picked it up and took it, as reported by a member of the public. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused appear before Naas District Court, on December 7, next, for hearing. Homeless man facing theft charges A homeless man appeared before Naas District Court in relation to theft charges, including an E-cigarette. The 34-year-old is facing charges in relation to the theft of two bottles of Hugo Boss Red and one bottle of Lacoste Red, in total, at Hickey's Pharmacy, Newbridge, on September 7, 2017, worth an estimated value of €120.

He is also charged with the theft of one E-cigarette, to the value of €10, at EuroGiant, Main St, Newbridge, on February 25, 2017. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused appear before Naas District Court on November 16, next, for progress. No objections were made to bail.

Trespassing charges

A man with 54 previous convictions appeared before Naas District Court today in relation to trespassing charges at the home of a Co Kildare family. Inspector David O'Sullivan outlined how on May 10, 2016, the accused was charged with entering a building as a trespasser, at Caragh, Naas. The court heard how the accused, a 30-yearold man, with an address in Dublin, had been detected by an alarm going off. Evidence was given that the accused had 54 previous convictions. The court heard how no property was taken at the home. The court heard how the accused has 54 previous convictions including road traffic matters and Section 2 MisUse of Drugs Act. Defence Barrister, Sarah Connolly, outlined how her client has 'not been in trouble for 18 months.' She outlined that the accused is 'getting on well' and 'engaged with Probation.' The court heard how he is due to be a father for a second time, early next year. Judge Desmond Zaidan outlined that he will take on board the guilty plea and that the accused offered €400 in compensation. He was sentenced to three months in custody.

Priest attack

Two young men appeared before Naas District Court in connection to an alleged attack on a priest in a Kildare town, earlier this year. The 19-year-old and 20-year-old accused appeared before Naas District Court, in relation to the assault charges in Kildare town, on April last. Detective Séamus Doyle, outlined how it is alleged two men approached a Carmelite priest and during the assault, stole a mobile phone. Detective Doyle told the court how the priest sustained injuries. He said: "There was harm caused. He suffered concussion and bruising. There was some soft

tissue damage." A request to amend the bail conditions for one of the accused has been granted. Detective Doyle said that he had no objections to allowing the accused work night shifts. He said: "I can check with the employers to make sure he is working." Both the accused have been remanded on continuing bail, to appear before Naas District Court, on November 2, next.

A 47-year-old man who is facing allegations of threatening his ex-girlfriend with weapons and being found with three pairs of stolen knickers at his home appeared before Naas District Court. The Co Wicklow man is charged with burglary and threatening his ex-partner with an imitation fire-arm, taser gun and a combat knife, at her home in Blessington, between May 21, 2016, and May 22, 2016. He is also facing charges of being found with stolen property, at his Co Wicklow home, on May 23, 2016. The stolen property were three ladies' knickers. Between April 27, 2016, and July 7, 2016, he is also facing charges in relation to Section 10 Non- Fatal Offences Act, against the same female, in various locations. Evidence was given at Naas District Court today how it is alleged that on May 21, 2016, he broke into the home of his ex- girlfriend, threatened her with weapons including a taser gun, and is understood to have caused 'swelling to her jaw.' Bail has been extended, under strict conditions. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused has been ordered to appear before Naas District Court on November 2, next, for a Book of Evidence.

Fines Act

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Only six out of 83 people called before Naas District Court under the new Fines Act, made payments. At last Thursday's sitting of Naas District Court, 83 people were called before Naas District Court, as payments for fines, for a wide variety of offences had not been paid. Only six payments were made on last Thursday. For those who did not appear Judge Desmond Zaidan imposed a no appearance, no order. The Fines Act, 2016, is now being rolled out across District Courts across the country. It is designed to cut down on the numbers in prison. Non payment of fines no-longer ends in a prison sentence, only as a last resort. People are given time to pay a fine, and non payment results in being called before the courts.

Pepper Spray

A Co Kildare man who Gardaí had to reprimand with pepper-spray when they were followed on foot, has appeared before Naas District Court. The unemployed carpenter faced charges in relation to the public order act. Inspector Oliver Henry outlined how Gardaí called to the accused's home, as a result of a 'domestic call.' The Inspector said: "He followed Gardaí out of the house and grabbed a Garda by the arm. The Gardaí were forced to use pepperspray and handcuff him." Evidence was given that the accused, a 39year-old, had no previous convictions. Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce said: "He was very embarrassed afterwards." Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused pay €500 to Sensational Kids, by Decem-

A pensioner has been advised to come before Naas District Court after being charged in relation to allegations of colliding with a cyclist while driving a tractor. The 75-year-old man is facing charges in relation to dangerous driving. His son appeared in court on his behalf outlining that his father had a 'fear' of court. Inspector Oliver Henry outlined how the accused is alleged to have hit a cyclist while driving past. It is understood that no major injuries were sustained. Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the pensioner appear before Naas District Court on October 18, next, for hearing.

Self-medicating’ for Scoliosis

A man who Defence said was 'self- medicating' with cannabis to treat scoliosis of the spine appeared before Naas District Court. Evidence was given how on March 22, 2016, a search was carried out at the home of the accused and a cannabis plant was found. The accused made full admissions, it is understood that the value of the plant was small. Evidence was heard how the accused had 13 previous convictions. Defence outlined how the 25-year-old man suffers from Scoliosis of the spine and has several pins in his back. The court heard how the accused has a 'troubled past’ ' and is 'self-medicating' with cannabis to help ease the pain. Defence said: "It was an ill decision." Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused enter into a Probation bond, with liberty to re-enter in six months. Addressing the accused, Judge Zaidan said: "There is an alternative remedy to illicit drugs. "


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then you can bring a photo and receive a blessing in that way. A collection will be made at the end of the Service in aid of the KWWSPCA and refreshments will be served. For more information please call 087 6803295. The church is situated aat the end of Celbridge village, at the entrance to Castletwon Estate (not the car park end).

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Many thanks to the KWWSPCA team who competed in the Runamuck Challenge last Saturday and raised money for the animals in the care of the KWWSPCA. Hope you all had a great time. (Belle and Maddie Morris, part of the team, certainly enjoyed themselves!)

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Minnie is looking for her forever home. Minnie came into the care of the KWWSPCA recently from the Kildare Dog Pound. We think she is a Labrador cross, possibly crossed with an English bull dog. She is about 5 years old. She is very good on the lead and loves her walks. She very much likes to be with humans, and spends all her time at the KWWSPCA Shelter hoping that one of our volunteers will go to her to give her lots of love and attention. She does not like to be left alone and a home where there is somebody around for most of the day would be best suited to her. She gets on well with other dogs. She will need a secure garden. She is microchipped and spayed and will be fully vaccinated before going to her new home. We ask for a donation of €130 when we rehome a dog to partly offset veterinary and other costs, and a dog license and a home visit are required to complete the adoption. If you would like to meet Minnie (or any of the other dogs in our care) and offer her a home please contact 087 127 9835. Minnie is at the KWWSPCA Shelter in Athgarvan if you would like to meet her. The Shelter is open to the public every day, apart from Sundays, from 2-4pm, or at other times by making an appointment on 087 127 9835. USEFUL INFORMATION KWWSPCA HELPLINE: 087 1279835 Email: kwwspca@gmail.com Website: www.kwwspca.ie FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

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Treasured items from rock legends on display in Newbridge Silverware Kurt Cobain founded the band that has been described as the soundtrack to ‘Generation X’, and now some of the Nirvana’s frontman’s most treasured items will be put on public display in the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware throughout the month of October. In what is a world exclusive event for the home of style in Ireland, Newbridge Silverware will proudly present the Kurt Cobain & Gods of Rock and Grunge exhibition, which includes iconic garments belonging to Cobain, along with other major memorabilia such as famous MTV awards, handwritten notes and signed award letters. The exhibition will be running for one month and gets under-

way on Monday September 25th, as Julien’s Auctions bring memorabilia belonging to the Nirvana star and other legends of rock to Ireland for the final time before they go under the virtual hammer at a live and online Julien’s auction in Los Angeles on November 3rd and 4th. Cobain, who is credited with bringing alternative rock to the mainstream in the early 1990s, was one of the most influential music and cultural figures in history. Undoubtedly, the highlight of the exhibition is a 1992 MTV Video Music Award Moonman presented to Kurt Cobain for Best New Artist in a Video for the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the iconic single from the

diamond selling album Nevermind. Cobain reportedly kept his Moonman award on display in the upstairs bathroom of his Seattle home, and this item is valued $30-40,000. The 1992 MTV VMA awards night in Los Angeles was one of the most remarkable in the history of the event, as Nirvana performed for the first time at the ceremony that year, and their rendition of Lithium became infamous after a public spat between Cobain and Guns ‘n’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose spilled onto the stage, resulting in Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl taunting Rose from the stage towards the end of their performance. A number of vintage coats

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and jackets will also feature at the auction, but the most eyecatching piece of clothing is a Kurt Cobain photoshoot worn cheerleader outfit from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School, where Cobain was a student. The ensemble includes a Bobcats yellow and blue acrylic sweater and a matching polyester skirt made by Team Mates. Cobain wore the ensemble during a January 1994 photoshoot with Mark Seliger for Rolling Stone magazine, and a copy of the magazine accompanies the lot. Another notable item in the collection is a vintage xerographed flyer advertising a live show which took place in Seattle, Washington, at the Vogue on T u e s - day, April 19, 1988. The concert featured live per-

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formances by Das Damen and Blood Circus, as well as the first live performance by early grunge band Mudhoney. The verso of the flyer contains notes handwritten in ink by Kurt Cobain, including date references and venues (OK Hotel and Natacha’s) and the bands Broken Bones, The Accüsed, U.K. Subs, and Bundle of Hiss, whose drummer, Dan Peters, was also the drummer for Mudhoney. Less than four months after this show Mudhoney would release the single “Touch Me I’m Sick” followed by their debut EP {Superfuzz Bigmuff} which Cobain reportedly stated was the album most influential to Nirvana’s sound. Less than five days after Mudhoney’s appearance Nirvana would also perform at the Vogue in what many have cited as the band’s first live performance in Seattle. Items from the late singer

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and guitarist are not the only pieces of music memorabilia on display at the Museum of Style Icons over the next number of weeks, as garments belonging to Michael Jackson, Prince and Rod Stewart will all feature in the exhibition. A cream leather single right hand tour glove belonging to Michael Jackson is one of the highlights of the exhibition, as is a printed silk Gucci shirt belonging to Prince and a Louis Vuitton garment bag which once belonged to Rod Stewart. Speaking ahead of the exhibition, William Doyle, CEO of Newbridge Silverware, said; “We are delighted to bring the Kurt Cobain & Gods of Rock & Grunge exhibition to the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware, and we are sure that there will be fans of the legendary guitarist and singer from all over Ireland coming to see some of the fantastic pieces of memorabilia in the exhibition. “Kurt Cobain was a hugely influential figure not just in music, but in popular culture too. Some of the items that Julien’s Auctions are bringing to us here in Newbridge Silverware are very important in the life of Kurt Cobain and they are staples of the music industry from that era. “We are delighted to be able to bring this exhibition to Newbridge Silverware as it will provide fans of Kurt Cobain one last opportunity to see some of his most treasured items before they go to auction on November 3rd and 4th.”

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Though the feast of St Therese of Lisieux on 1st October, falls this year on Sunday. Faith matters reflection relates to the worldwide devotion to her. One sees her statue in so many churches throughout Ireland and abroad. The details of her short life are widely known. Her mother died when she was four and she was reared by her older sisters, Pauline and Marie. Her father doted on her. She was his “little queen”. Pauline and Marie entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. She missed them deeply and soon became drawn to the religious life. It became such a compelling desire that on a pilgrimage to Rome with her father she caused quite a scene when presented in line at the papal audience to receive the Pope’s blessing. She burst into a plea to Pope Leo XIII requesting permission to enter Carmel at the age of 15. Her later entry was a trying moment for her father now left with Celine. Louis Martin was a saintly person. He and his wife Zelie are now canonised as Saints. Thérèse’s life in the convent was short. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. In her last illness she overheard two of the nuns speaking about her expected death and wondering what would be written about her by the mother superior “She

Newbridge couple on TV3 programme following fertility treatments A Co Kildare couple featured on The Babymakers on TV3 this week. The third episode introduced Newbridge couple Fiona and Eoghan. One in six Irish couples struggle with fertility in their desire to complete their families. Over the course of one year, 'The Babymakers' follows six couples across Ireland as they go through different fertility treatments at one of Ireland’s most established IVF clinics. In episode three, we get introduced to Newbridge couple Fiona and Eoghan. We met a few days into their IVF cycle.

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has done so little” they said. Fortunately and, of course, through divine providence two of her superiors including Pauline her sister had instructed her to write down aspects of her life and spiritual relationship with God. When her autobiography was published there was immediate and widespread interest and devotion to her. The secret was her teaching and what she called her “Little

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Way” essentially it is simply the way of love – relating to God as a child taking Jesus at his word. She has been declared a Doctor of the Church, that is a teacher whose guidance can be followed with absolute confidence. It is not a childish relationship but childlike. It is demanding but it opens the floodgates for Divine Love to flow into every aspect of one’s life.

Needle phobia

Fiona has a huge needle phobia and often cries and screams during the numerous daily injections she must take to stimulate the growth of her eggs. Their first cycle is cancelled due to Fiona's poor response to injections; and they brave a second cycle. Eggs are collected, but the following morning the embryologist in the lab has to call them with the terrible

The Babymakers Fiona and Eoghan.

news that no embryos have been created as Fiona's eggs and Eoghan's sperm did not mix at all. This happens in less than 5% of cases.

IUI procedure

We also meet the only same sex couple to feature in the series, Emma and Bianca. Emma will undergo the IUI procedure, which means injection of donor sperm as well as having to take injections in advance to make her more fertile for a very specific date for IUI. We see them go through the process of finding the

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Future conversations

They also discuss the future conversations they will have with their child about how it came to be. Emma goes through injections to finally reach the IUI and two weeks later they take the pregnancy test which is positive and confirmed by the clinic the next day.

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10% of used cars for sale have fake mileage – survey

A recent study of second-hand cars in Ireland has found that 1 in 10 second hand cars currently listed for sale have a false mileage displayed. The figure is even worse for cars imported from the UK where nearly 1 in 5 has an unreliable or questionable mileage reading. The study was carried out by Cartell. ie  in co-operation with  AA Ireland. Over 120,000 vehicles were checked on the Cartell.ie database, which is the most complete vehicle database in the country. Cartell.ie provides data searches and history checks, including for AA Ireland, and uniquely has full access to UK data, write-off data and other information for both jurisdictions. The results show that “clocking” is widespread in the market locally and is worse for potential buyers of UK vehicles. Cartell.ie and AA Ireland examined a random sample of 60,047 vehicle history checks on Irish vehicles carried out recently by potential buyers. Of those checks 11.04% returned mileage discrepancies  (6634/60047)  – which would  each require further investigation to establish if the vehicle had been “clocked” in a given case.   In addition, a supplementary study  which examined a random sample of 64,742 vehicles which displayed at least two mileage readings on the National Mileage Register (NMR), where at least one entry was added in the last 12 months, found that 11.15% of these vehicles had a mileage discrepancy. The supplementary study also examined a random sample of 13,026 imported vehicles (vehicles which currently display

an Irish registration but previously had a UK or Northern Ireland plate) which displayed at least two mileage readings on the NMR and one entry in the last 12 months. This aspect of the study found that imported vehicles were significantly more likely to have been clocked, with 18.43% of the imported cars assessed as having a mileage discrepancy. These results represent a rise in the overall numbers of both domestic and imported vehicles recording a mileage discrepancy since the enactment of legislation criminalising the practice in 2014. In 2013 the Government reviewed the NCT mileages on 59,528 cars and found that 9.8% of those returned lower mileages on a subsequent test – in other words returned a mileage discrepancy. Those vehicles would have all been at least 4 years old and this may have impacted on the result. John Byrne, Legal and Public Relations Manager, Cartell.ie, says: “We wanted to get a clear picture of the extent of “clocking” in Ireland both with respect to domestic vehicles and imports. Based on an overall study of more than 120,000 vehicles these results are very concerning: on the Irish side we are painting a picture worse than the Government did when they conducted their own research in 2013 when they returned a rate of 9.8%. More worrying still is the situation with respect to imports – at 18.43% this rate is alarming. We would encourage anyone who is importing a vehicle to conduct a vehicle history check before buying and take your time with respect to the purchase of any new vehicle.”

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Kildare teenagers urged to enter music awards Co Kildare teens seeking a financial boost to their musical career can now tune up to enter the 2017 Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards. There’s a €5,000 first prize to be won as Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools is once again seeking to recognise and reward some of the country’s most talented teens. The 2009 winner Maire Carroll (pictured) now an awardwinning international concert pianist, was at the launch photocall. She said, “Winning the Frank Maher Award in 2009 was a great honour and privilege. I am incredibly grateful to have had that financial support at such a crucial stage in my career. “It is a fantastic opportunity for sixth-year students and I would encourage all aspiring professional musicians to enter it.”

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Open to sixth year music students of string, woodwind, brass and piano, the closing date for entries is Thursday 12thOctober 2017. Seven finalists will be selected by an independent board of adjudicators to attend the competition night onFriday 10th November 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in Dub-

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Multiple award-winning concert pianist and 2009 winner Maire Carroll was at the launch of the 2017 Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards. With a €5,000 top prize, they Ireland’s biggest classical music competition for secondary schools. Photo: Peter Houlihan

lin to perform in front of an invited audience. The winner receives a bursary of €5,000 to further their musical career while the remaining finalists each receive €250.00 Past winners have received national and international recognition for their achievement and used their prize money as a springboard towards a professional career by funding their studies at some of the world’s most renowned music

Two thirds of Irish people could not live without their smartphone. That’s according to new research by Carphone Warehouse. The study of 1,000 Irish people was carried out by Coyne Research on behalf of Carphone Warehouse. The research reveals that as a nation we love smart technology with 81% of Irish people claiming to own a smartphone and 42% intend to buy a new smartphone in the next year. 3 in 4 use their phone daily to message friends while 84% say they check their emails on a daily basis on their device.

colleges and institutions. Emmet O’Rafferty, chairman of Top Security Group, said, “I established the Awards in 2001 to honour the memory of one of my late teachers, Frank Maher, who would have been delighted with the incredible young talent they have attracted over the years and I wish our 2017 entrants the very best of luck.” Full details on how to apply on www.topsecurity.ie.

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Closing date looming for Kildare Garda Youth Awards By Senan Hogan senanhogan@kildarepost.com

All entries to the Kildare Garda Youth Awards must be received by Friday, October 6. Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche, the Divisional Officer in charge of the Kildare Garda Division and William Doyle the CEO of Newbridge Silverware jointly launched the second running of the Awards at Newbridge Silverware. The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 14 and 21 years. There will be six individual District Award Winners, two from each area of Naas, Kildare and Leixlip, along with one Special Achievement Award, which is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances and whose commitment deserves recognition. In addition, there will be one overall winner of the Kildare Garda Youth Awards for 2017 and one Voluntary Group Achievement Award, which is open to nominations of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities. Nominations are now open and Chief Superintendent Roche, speaking at the launch, appealed to schools, youth clubs and all types of sports and activities clubs to help recognise the great work and achievements of young people by nominating any of their members who especially merit these prestigious awards. He also thanked Newbridge Silverware for their continued support of the awards and looked forward to the presentation evening on the 24th November 2017. William Doyle, speaking on behalf of Newbridge Silverware added “how delighted we are to continue to support a local initiative like the Garda Youth Awards and to have the opportunity to be part of rewarding exceptional young Kildare people” Entry forms will be available at all Garda Stations in the county. They can also be

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I first tasted this cake at university and I have loved it ever since. It is so simple to make and is a real crowd pleaser. It is very rich so small slices will do. Make sure to use good quality chocolate of at least 60 per cent cocoa solids. I love Aine Chocolates, Lindt and Green and Blacks. No ovens or gadgets are needed and you can bash out any frustration and stress on the biscuits. Then make a lovely cup of tea when they are ready and enjoy the first one all to yourself!

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Top comic PJ Gallagher starts nationwide tour in Kildare

One of Ireland’s most popular comedians, PJ Gallagher, is taking to the road with his brand new show, Dickhead, which will tour nationwide from the opening night - in Clane - through to March 2018! A natural on stage, PJ’s previous tours, Concussion and Separated at Birth (with Joanne

McNally), received critical acclaim and played to sell-out audiences. The Dublin funnyman is also a festival favourite and regularly plays sold-out shows at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, The Vodafone Comedy Carnival and

the comedy stage at Electric Picnic. Well known as the star of RTE’s Naked Camera, PJ’s various personas in the series included ladies man Jake Stevens, ‘Dirty Auld One’ and a brilliantly gormless taxi driver who thoroughly duped sports pundits George Hook and the late Bill O’Herlihy. PJ’s other TV shows include Meet your Neighbours, Next Week’s News and BBC's The I Hate Show. He also participated in season 4 of Celebrity Bainisteoir, in which he managed St Patrick's GAA Club Donabate. A talented broadcaster, Gallagher presents P. J. and McCabe in the Morning with Jim McCabe on Classic Hits 4FM. More recently, PJ has also garnered success as an actor. A graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting, he performed at last year’s Dublin Theatre Festival in Alien Documentary and appeared in The Young Offenders, which won Best Irish Film at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh. Ryan Tubridy has described PJ as "an inspiration to aspiring Irish actors and comedians”. The Sunday Times has said of him, “For a man who ambushes people as

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Sharing the ancient wisdom that is Chinese Medicine

The Acupuncture Treatment of Enuresis (bedwetting) Acupuncture is an ancient technique based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles of the flow Qi or Chi (energy) through the body. According to these principles illness and pain occur when the body’s Qi or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury, are among the most common. Acupuncture treats disorders by balancing Qi via insertion of very fine sterile needles at specific acupuncture points. The treatment involves inserting needles at particular acupuncture points on the body that relieve the symptoms of physical and psychological conditions. Acupuncture helps the body to heal naturally. It has the advantage of having no side effects and is particularly useful in both acute injuries and chronic conditions that are resilient to other treatments. A growing body of evidencebased clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture effectively treats a wide range of health problems. Acupuncture will have a definite affect after a couple of sessions, but for chronic

conditions a good series of treatments may be needed. Sometimes top up sessions are recommended. Acupuncture is also safe to have alongside conventional medical treatment.

Treating Enuresis (bedwetting)

Bedwetting or enuresis is the inability to control the urge to urinate. Mainly caused by kidney and bladder disorders usually caused by Deficiency Cold according to Chinese medicine. Bedwetting occurs on most nights in 15% of five year olds and is still a problem for up to 3% of 15 year olds. It’s not an illness, but a condition that can be treated effectively with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. It is often associated with a period of emotional stress such as the birth of a younger sibling, a bereavement or school worries.

Studies

A new study shows that acupuncture is an effective treatment for nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). Nocturnal enuresis is involuntary urination during sleep and is most typical among children.

Most children overcome this disorder by age seven but clinical conditions may persist indefinitely in some patients if left untreated. In a surprising finding, acupuncture was shown to be more effective than bedwetting alarms. Bedwetting alarms, a standard in conventional medicine, detect moisture and wake the patient with an audible tone. The study also concluded that electro-acupuncture achieved better clinical results than acupuncture without electricity. Researchers note that: “Acupuncture can influence spinal micturition centres and parasympathetic innervations to the urinary tract and is known to modulate brain function via the descending serotonergic system.”

Nocturnal Enuresis according to TCM

Nocturnal enuresis is caused by deficiency of Kidney Qi (energy) leading to the inability of the urination bladder to regulate urination. The kidneys form urine and the bladder stores and excretes urine. If the kidneys are deficient they are unable to support the function of the bladder in

regulating urinary output. Chronic nocturnal enuresis typically exhausts the patient and leads to the inability to properly distribute nutrients to the body. In Chinese medicine theory this is referred to as Spleen Qi deficiency. As a result, this condition often presents with a pale complexion and a low appetite.

Things you can do

Do not let your child drink anything 30 minutes before

going to bed. Do not make a child feel bad for wetting the bed, encourage them not to, by rewarding them when they do not. Chinese herbs and acupuncture treatment are very effective, herbs and points are chosen according to various symptoms and signs, but generally speaking the kidney chi (energy) would be tonified with Chinese herbs and acupuncture to promote its function in controlling urination.

I have over the years very successfully treated this condition in all ages, acupuncture for children usually involves very fine needles and using the non- retention of needle method where the needle is inserted and then withdrawn again straight away, children have such potent growth hormonal energy and chi compared to an adult that the needles do not need to retained in the body for any length of time.

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As the weather changes and the dark evenings close in, it’s time to wrap up and get into the winter woollies! But who says winter warmth has to be drab and dull. Whitewater Shopping Centre right on our doorstep offers a great mix of style with Christmas just around the corner! Thirteen weeks only away…. Don’t mention the war…… Tartan raises its head once more for the winter and when teamed with a little lace trim you will be right on trend. Combine this wardrobe essential with some classic black and white pieces for the perfect image. Make it a suit and you are right up there with the style icons! With over 70 highend stores including Debenhams, M&S, H&M, Zara, Carraig Donn, Kilkenny Design, 6th Sense, Replay, Best Menswear, Oasis and New

Look as well as the most recent additions of Parfois and GoldenSpiderWeb, Whitewater is the fashion hot spot in Co Kildare! There’s 17 food outlets including Nando's and Chopped and endless car p a r k ing options (1, 700 car spaces in fact) – Whitewater should be top of your fashion destination!

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Whitewater has the edge for stylish winter warmth! Black check coat €107, River Island White frill bib long sleeve shirt €43, River Island

Checked Skirt black & white €45, Oasis

Ankle boots €27.99, H&M

Amalfie – Black Point Toe Stiletto Court Shoe €105, Dune London

Turtle Neck Frill Knit €37.00, Oasis

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Black Amelie super skinny jeans €50, River Island

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See Red this Winter!

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Red promises to be very strong this season and with Christmas not too far away, it is an essential element in every girl's wardrobe. This season just one piece or a simple accessory is not on trend but the full Monty – go the whole hog, red, red and more red! Red on red is the look and the more vibrant, the better. Get winter ready with all of these looks available at Whitewater Shopping Centre. Don't leave it too late, the new season stock is in store now – so be brave and add a little danger to your winter wardrobe! But there’s nothing dangerous about going red, it’s the new black, the new brown, it’s so in! It’s safe to be dangerous…… Check out these co-ordinates at Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge and be a danger diva this winter, make them all see red!

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7. Red Folk Earrings €5.99, Parfois 8. Red cup chain circle drop earrings €13, River Island 9. Red block heel pointed boots €55, River Island 10. Leather Crossbody Bag with Foldover Flap Details €49.95, Zara

1. Camel belted robe coat €113, River Island 2. Knitted wool jumper €49.99, H&M 3. Cluse Minuit Rose Gold Black Watch €89.95, The Kilkenny Shop 4. Birds Garden Tote €39.99, Parfois 5. Black washed Amelie super skinny ripped jeans €55, River Island 6. Chupi Hawthorn Twig Gold Necklace €149, the Kilkenny Shop 7. Amalfie – Leopard Point Toe Stiletto Court Shoe €105, Dune London

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Growing popularity of TiAmo collection at Newbridge Silverware The timeless elegance of this collection first launched in 2015 was described as embodying emotion, everlasting friendship, love, wisdom, spirituality and empowerment. Featuring stunning rose gold and silver plated bracelets, earrings and necklaces, Ti:Amo is set to be a ‘must-have’ on any jewellery lovers Christmas list. I was surprised last year when I had several requests for TiAmo on my shopping wish-list and all from family members under 30 years old. The gifts varied from a Champagne gold plated large bangle for a recently engaged young woman to an eighteen year old who requested the triple bangle with birthstone detail plus ear-rings for myelf. The largest item cost €55 with the others varying from €30-€40 only. Rose gold is very much back in demand,with its appeal ex-

tending to teenagers to the more mature fashion conscious woman. Symbolism features strongly across this range with the lotus flower, infinity symbol and the number eight discreetly detailed on each piece. The lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty since ancient times while the infinity symbol stands for eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love. Completing the symbols is the number 8 which is a symbol for balance and luck. So you see, what’s old is new, and TiAmo bring a dynamic new look to rose gold and you can mix the Be Irresistible bangles with other bangles to give it a fresh, layered look. Indeed, mixing the rose gold charms with Rhodium or Silver plated bracelets creates a new vibe and look. Available at Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, Newbridge.

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Improving Your Running

Core Strength for Posture

If you observe a runner on their first kilometre of a race and again on their final kilometre the main differences can be seen in their posture. They start out tall, with everything in line, but finish up slightly stooped over, almost dragging themselves along. The reason for this is inadequate core strength to maintain their posture. Without good posture the runner will slow down significantly and the risk of injury rises dramatically. In FIT+ we focus every week on developing core strength in our members and for runners this translates into faster, safer and more efficient running.

Strength Training for Speed Improvements

Speed is dictated by how much force you can generate against the ground. The main way to increase this is to improve the strength in your full body. People may have expected us to advocate improving the power in just your legs but effective running is a full body exercise with your upper body and core doing a significant amount of work. Evidence of this can be seen in the muscular physiques of sprinters such as Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. In FIT+ we focus a lot on improving full body strength and incorporate exercises such as squats, pull ups, push ups, deadlifts, lunges and planks into our weekly programming. This results in you getting stronger and can transfer over to improved running speed. Heart Rate Training for Endurance One reason that athletes incorporate interval training into their routines is that they can get used to working at a higher than normal heart rate. This means that when they work at a lower heart rate it then becomes more manageable and they can maintain this for longer. To put this into practice, in FIT+ we incorporate high intensity exercises such as kettle bell swings and box-

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PERSONAL TRAINING + NUTRITION = LONG TERM RESULTS

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In FIT+, we work with people who have very varied goals. One which gets presented to us on a regular basis is people who want to improve at running and we love working with this goal. Although our sessions are short and based predominantly on weight training we find that many of our techniques translate over to better running. In this article we would like to focus on four ways that the FIT+ coaches can help you to improve your running; posture, speed, endurance and injury prevention.

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ing for short periods of time which allows you to experience working at your sprinting heart rate. When you then drop back down to your regular running heart rate it will seem easier than before.

Mobility and Flexibility for Injury Prevention

The first and last sections of your FIT+ session every day will be based around injury prevention and mobility. We teach people how to perform maintenance work on their own body with tools such as foam rollers and resistance bands so that they can minimise the chance of injury. Obviously for anything se-

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rious we will recommend a doctor or physio but we find that with an investment of just 10 minutes every day you will be able to lessen any niggling aches you have. For runners we specifically work on areas of common complaint such as feet, calf’s and hamstrings with a number of different techniques. If you are a runner and would like help incorporating strength work to compliment your existing training please get in touch with us in FIT+ as we would be delighted to help you. Call us on 045-888 745 or drop into our premises on Corbans Lane, Naas.

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The Carleton CafĂŠ launches at Newbridge Silverware

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Aine O'Donnell and Kendra Becker.

Adina Marinovici and Lauren Brennan.

Lisa Nolan pictured with Carleton Varney.

Caroll and Joanne Mallon.

David and Conor Doyle.

Aoibhin Garrihy and James Patrice.

Aisling O'Loughlin.

Carleton Varney and Delia Roache-Kelly.

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La Perfecta- Nail Academy moves to new extensive premises October Academy Courses now booking

Now two years open in Sallins, Wioleta Kacprzak, proprietor of La Perfecta Nail Academy and her staff recently moved to more extensive premises on Main Street, Sallins. Any fashion conscious woman should check out this haven of nail art – whether you want Gel nails or Shellac or just love bold, colourful nails, this is the salon for you! With experienced, qualified staff in nail and foot art, La Perfecta also caters for Eyelash, Eyebrow tint and shaping, plus Eyelash extensions. For those special occasions or indeed for a classy everyday, French polish, La Perfecta is the crème de la crème in nail art! Ewelina specialises in pedicure and nail art and has built up a steady clientele at la Perfecta.

A career in Nail Art?

If you’re thinking of becoming a nail technician or want to improve your qualifications Wioletta Kacprzak (owner) Nail Technician, Nail Artist, Brillbird UK & Ireland Educator; Ingrida M.- Nail in the beauty industry re nail care, check out Technician; Dominika N.- Nail & Lash Technician; Ewelina K.-Nail Technician & Pedicurist and Magdalena Wioleta’s programme of courses coming up G.B.-Nail Technician. in October. Wioleta is an official training provider for Brillbird Ireland. “We offer an extensive range of training courses to suit all, whether you are looking for new career or want to develop already existing skills. We organised group courses and private trainings 1:1” said Wioleta. “All courses are accredited by ABT, so you can obtain full insurance and start work either for yourself or in a salon”. Courses run throughout October, beginning October 2, see listing in the ad below Open 6 days, Closed on Sunday; Monday by appointment only; Tues/Weds 10am-6pm :: Thurs/Fri 10am8pm; Sat, 10am-2pm Contact 045 855 768 or 089 497 9633 and make your appointment or course booking now!

La Perfecta

Main Street, Sallins 045 855768 or 089 4979633 La Perfecta- Nail Academy are an official training provider for Brillbird Ireland. We offer an extensive range of training courses to suit all, whether you are looking for new career or want to develop already existing skills. We organised group courses and private trainings 1:1. All courses are Accredited by ABT, so you can obtain full insurance and start work either for yourself or in a salon.

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The Inn at Milltown Grand Opening of tea rooms

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Open Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm | Saturday 12 - 5pm

Photos: Pat Tinsley

With the ribbon held by Sarah Burke and Ali Mulpeter,Sandra Raleigh cuts the ribbon to officially open her fine new establishment in Milltown,Newbridge called the Tea Rooms at The INN.

Having a wheely good time at the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon were Ned Dunne,Tamara Driver and Alfie Mulpeter.

A tea toast from Caitriona Byrne.

Ethel Brennan,Carmel O'Shea and Rose Dunne enjoying the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon.

John Heavey,Pat and Mary Sherry and Maciek Ogorek at the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon.

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Margaret Caulfield pours a lovely cup of tea for Catherine Whelan.

Paddy and Siobhan Quinn with Sandra and Aidan Raleigh at the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon.

Ali and Liam Mulpeter with Sarah Galvin enjoying the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon.

Saturdays 12pm - 5pm 2 sittings for Afternoon Tea 12pm - 2pm & 3pm - 5pm A perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Ali Mulpeter is nicely framed in front of a charming circular window at the Tea Rooms.

Niamh Byrne toasting the success of the Tea Rooms.

Despite the coaching from daughter Caitriona this was as dainty as Mick Byrne was going to hold his champagne glass!

Now open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea


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The Inn at Milltown Grand Opening of tea rooms

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Open Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm | Saturday 12 - 5pm

Photos: Pat Tinsley

Exuding old world charm,Sandra Raleigh poses in front of the lovely display cabinet at the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms at The INN last Monday afternoon.

Family members and friends of proprietor Sandra Raleigh who gathered to wish her every success at the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms.

Proprietor Sandra Raleigh with Chef Antoinette Burke.

Eileen, Damien, Ned and Damien Dunne enjoying the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms.

Ready to serve...the lovely Sarah Burke with with one of the fine selections of wine available at the Tea Rooms at The INN .

Breakfast Lunch AfternoonTea

Served from 9am to 12pm.

Served from 12pm to 4pm.

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Served Monday to Friday at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm. Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm.

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Saturdays 12pm - 5pm 2 sittings for Afternoon Tea 12pm - 2pm & 3pm - 5pm A perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Young Sadhbh Mulpeter just wasn't able to resist the temptation of the delicious Danish pastries.

Now open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea


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Wedding Fair at Westgrove Hotel, Clane

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Photos: Aishling Conway

Duncan and Niamh Falconer (Classy Candy Co, Clane)

Margaret Halligan, Anthony Cooney, Dhara Smith, Jane Hesnam and Kaylum Cooney

John Brennan

David Quinn (Booths of Fun)

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The 4* Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

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Kildarepost WEDDING SPECIAL

Luxurious wedding packages you can afford We offer a range of beautiful and affordable luxurious packages in one of the finest wedding hotels on Dublin's doorstep - the perfect venue for your special day. We want your wedding day to be everything you hoped for. We know achieving the WOW factor on your wedding day is vital, as a family run establishment we guarantee one wedding per day, as we pride ourselves in our personal touch. You can rest assured that your dedicated Wedding Coordinator, along with our experienced staff will guide you through every detail, from your initial enquiry right up until and during your special day!

Civil Wedding Ceremony

We would be delighted to host your Civil Wedding Ceremony. With a wealth of experience our team have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests with elegance and style.

The room is dressed with chair covers and bows, floral arrangements and traditional red carpet at the entrance to the room, creating a warm and elegant ambience for your civil ceremony.

From 30 to 300 Guests

Our Ballroom can host the reception of your dreams. Every last petal and bow can be tailored to your needs. Catering from 30 to 300, our magnificent suite is an intimate and contemporary venue for receptions of all sizes. Book an appoinement with our Wedding Co-ordinator today to view the hotel and discuss your dreams for the Big Day! Contact Suzanne on 01 403 3300 to book an appointment to view the hotel and see our Wedding Packages as listed below. www.louisfitzgeraldhotel.com weddings@louisfitzgerald hotel.com

Photography by Aishling Conway Capture your precious moments with personalised attention to detail: Aishling at 086 121 4050

Your Happily Ever After Starts Here...

Wedding Band Showcase Sunday 1st of October from 2-4pm

Contact our Wedding Advisors on 0579346666 or E: weddings@tullamorecourthotel.ie to book an appointment 


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Wedding Fair at the Westgrove Hotel in Clane

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Members of The Uptown Wedding Band - Robin Hurt, Laura Leigh and David Donnelly

Wedding Ceremony Singer Angel

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Audrey Harwood and Edel Withers

Ashling Day from Creative Cakes

Amanda and Chris McGarr (Flowerz, Clane)

Tom Breen (Conference & Banqueting Manager), Bonnie Reidy (Deputy General Manager) and William O'Reilly (Duty Manager)

A Spring Special at Barberstown Castle Contact our Wedding Team today to discuss a complimentary Welcome Reception at your Spring 2018 Wedding, and to arrange your first viewing. Tel: 01-6288157 Email: weddings@barberstowncastle.ie www.barberstowncastle.ie


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Kildare House hotel is a unique and intimate wedding venue in Kildare offering the perfect setting for your wonderful day Contact our wedding team for a show around and start planning for those special moments.

Kildare House Hotel Dublin Road, Kildare Town, County Kildare T: 045 520002 E: info@kildarehousehotel.ie


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WEDDING SPECIAL

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa and Debenhams Wedding Pop-Up - a marriage made in heaven! Sunday, October 8 from 2-4pm

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is the perfect location for a magical wedding of all sizes and styles. On Sunday 8 October from 2-4pm, brides and grooms-to-be have the opportunity to sample the delights on offer at the stunning property for their special day. Kick the celebrations off with complimentary prosecco on arrival, accompanied by delicious nibbles designed by Executive Chef Jean Michel Chevet. Wander through the

handsome period rooms and contemporary spaces of Dunboyne Castle Hotel as you explore the range of pop-ups dotted throughout, the ideal occasion to view the hotel looking its special wedding day best. The fun and informative Debenhams Pop-Up brings a panel of leading fashion and beauty experts to the hotel to ensure you say I do in style. Ann Peppard is the Expert Personal Shopper at Deben-

hams and with 26 years of experience in the fashion retail sector, she has the inside knowledge on all the latest fashion trends. Nude by Nature exclusive to Debenhams will be on hand to offer beauty tricks and tips to ensure you help you look and feel your best on your big day while Joe Gavin of Frank Gavin Photography will discuss all your photography requirements. There will be two sittings with the expert panel, with the

first at 2pm and second at 3.30pm to allow guests ample time to ask all the questions they desire. Complimentary Gift Bag Each guest will enjoy a complimentary gift bag from Nude by Nature and there will also be prizes on the day . Debenhams consultants will be there on the day to talk you through all you need to know ahead of your big from bra fit and shapewear to the perfect finishing touches from Jon Richard jewellery. Say ‘I do’ to Dunboyne Castle Hotel for the wedding of your dreams.

WEDDING AFTERNOON AT DUNBOYNE CASTLE HOTEL & SPA SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017 2-4PM (BY INVITE ONLY)

Brides and grooms-to-be have the opportunity to sample the delights on offer at the stunning property for their special day. Contact Jennifer-sales@dunboynecastle.com T: +353 (0)1 801 3500 www.dunboynecastlehotel.com


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Wedding Portraiture by Pat Tinsley

Photographer Pat Tinsley capture the joy of Lauren and Clinton Butler on their wedding day, reception at the Clanard Court Hotel


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WEDDING SPECIAL

Mount Wolseley Hotel Wedding Fair Sunday, May 14, 2-5pm A jewel in the crown of wedding venues in Ireland, Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is centrally located within an hour from Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford. This luxurious resort offers the perfect fairy tale setting for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies.

Exquisite Setting

Wit its sweeping treelined drive, beautiful private wedding garden and majestic lake, this magnificent resort provides a captivating backdrop for your special day. The imaginative wedding team are renowned for their professionalism and creativity, working closely with couples from the initial enquiry stage right up to the Big Day.

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Carefully crafted and individual little touches abound, offering an array of choices from a picnic basket by the lake, hot chocolate and cookies, vin-

tage lemonade stands, mouth-watering displays or cheese and port tables - a Mount Wolseley wedding offers so much more!

Tailor-made Wedding Packages

With incredibly affordable packages from just â&#x201A;Ź58 pp, along with the option of a more tailored bespoke wedding package, Mount Wolseley has something for every couple! With a promise of an enthusiastic team, a magical backdrop and sumptuous banqueting options, all aspects are beautifully taken care of. Why not drop into our Wedding Fair this Sunday, May 14 from 2-5pm and see for yourself the magnificent setting and facilities at Mount Wolseley. Located at Tullow, Co Carlow, phone 059 918 0100 E: weddings@ mountwolseley.ie See www.mountwolseley.ie Photos by Thomas Sunderland Photography

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Timeless Magnificent Unforgettable

The K Club | Straffan | Co. Kildare | (01) 601 7200 | weddings@kclub.ie

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Lovely Jane Courtney and Steph O'Connor on their wedding day, 28 December 2016 with the bridal party. The couple celebrated their marriage at the Osprey Hotel, Naas

Based in Ratoath, County Meath Ph 01 8254338 email nikki@bridalbynikki.com www.bridalbynikkikavanagh.com bridal by nikki kavanagh

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Home Away A

with Robert Walshe www.robertwalshe.com

Holiday Hotspot – Rethymno Greece Rethymnon is a vibrant city catering to the needs of all who make it their holiday destination of choice. Whether you just want to kick back and take it easy on the 10 kilometres of golden beaches or take in the city’s fascinating history, you’ll never be disappointed at what you find. The region is also strongly associated with agriculture as indicated

Venetian Harbour Rethymnon.

by its millions of olive and fruit trees. In fact from its high mountains to its beautiful beaches there are scattered multiple monasteries, archaeological sites and Venetian and Ottoman monuments. As soon as you arrive leave your car at the parking space by the port because the ideal way to visit is on foot. The old town with its narrow streets is one of the best preserved of the

renaissance combining the oriental features of the Turkish period with Venetian architecture. The Rimondi Fountain can be found in the centre of the city at Petychaki square. It was built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi due to the lack of drinking water. The water runs from three lion heads into three basins. Around the Venetian harbour you can find many restaurants and cafes. It is a perfect place for a romantic dinner. The Venetian Fortezza fortress can be found at the west side of the city, close to the new harbour. Being on the west makes it an ideal spot to watch the sunset. It was built on Paleokastro hill by the Venetians to protect the city of Rethymnon from the Turks. The tourist resort of Plakias offers a beautiful sandy beach, while nearby lies the magnificent Kotsyfos Gorge. Some of the other popular beaches in are Adelianos kampos (a long, sandy beach next to Adele village, 6 km east of Rethymno) and Mpali (also known as Bali, 33 km east of Rethymno).The famous Monastery Arkadi (Moni Arkadiou) lies 20km east.

Rimondi Boutigue Hotel Rethymnon Pool.

This fort-like monastery is the most famous of Crete since it played a significant role in the liberation of the island that resulted in the reunification with Greece. Ideally situated in the old town the Rimondi Boutique Hotel is a haven of serenity for those seeking relaxation, combining traditional elegance with contemporary comfort. The building complex that hosts the Palazzo Collection partially dates back to the Venetian occupation of with obvious influences from the Renaissance. Nowadays, its outdoor spaces are coloured in the distinctive shades of pale pink typically characteristic of that period. The aristocratic aura of the medieval quarter of Rethymno

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is successfully reflected on the estate, which offers luxurious five star accommodation options and concierge services. The two owners who are also architects had the vision to preserve and protect the buildings highlighting their historical and cultural significance. www. hotelsrimondi.com When it comes to finding culinary delights, the Old Town will tantalise your taste buds with its vast dining options. The ingredients used most of the time are local and very tasty. Avili is considered one of the best restaurants in town. www.avli.gr Ryanair depart Dublin three times weekly to Chania. For best fares visit www. ryanair.com


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Mayor of Naas, Cllr Rob Power and Fianna Fail TD Fiona O'Loughlin host Coffee Morning in Cooke's of Caragh

Sinead Thorpe, TD Fiona O'Loughlin, Pauline Byrne and Ann O'Neill

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Kildare Co Council hosts Kildare Play Day at Aras Chill Dara, Naas

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Jenny Barry Junior Dancers

Shelly, Evan and Eamonn Gillen Nicole, Amelia, Claudia and Sadhbh

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House prices in Co Kildare continue to rise North Kildare prices rose by 7.8% in three months! The price of the average three-bed semi in Co Kildare has risen 1.8% to €260,500 in the last three months, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. The REA Average House Price Survey concentrates on the actual sale price of Ireland's typical stock home, the three-bed semi, giving an up-to-date picture of the property market in towns and cities countrywide to the close of last week. In Newbridge, prices have risen 3.8% in the last year to €218,000 while Naas has seen a 5.7% increase to €259,000 in the same period. Maynooth and Celbridge has both seen a 7.8% increase in the past year, with three-beds in both towns now fetching €282,000. “Assuming an average house price of €259,000 for a three-bed semi-detached dwelling in Naas will rent for approximately €1,500 per month, it is clear that the cost of servicing a mortgage loan is considerably less than the rental amount for the same property,” said

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Brian Farrell from REA Brophy Farrell. “However, when you factor in the cost of mortgage protection insurance, house insurance, property taxes and general repairs and maintenance these figures work out at a similar amount on a month to month basis.” The average semi-detached house nationally now costs €221,843, the Q3

REA Average House Price Survey has found – a rise of 3.1% on the Q2 figure of €215,269. Overall, the average house price across the country has risen by 11.2% over the past 12 months – just under twice the 6% increase registered to the full year to September 2016. The average three-bed semi-detached home in

Houses in Celbridge and Mayooth have experienced a 7.8 per cent rise in three months say REA.

Dublin city has jumped in value by €17,000 in the three months to the end of September, and now costs €431,500. The 4.1% rise over the last quarter means that prices in the capital’s postcode areas have increased by 15.6% over the past year, with properties selling in an average of four weeks after

hitting the market. “Supply is the main driver of these continuing price rises with our agents reporting that the volume of listings is down around the country,” said REA spokesperson Healy Hynes. "In what is becoming a vicious circle, families looking to trade up are not seeing the larger homes becom-

ing available while empty nesters looking to downsize do not have a ready supply of smaller homes emerging on the market. “To complete the equation, first-time buyers are not seeing the three-bed semis coming through in sufficient numbers.” The commuter counties continued to rebound after a relatively static 2016 and saw an increase of 2.7% this quarter, with the average house now selling for €229,300. The slowest growth nationwide was registered in the main cities outside of Dublin, as while Galway at €255,000 (up 4.1%) and Limerick at €190,000 (up 2.7%) showed growth, Cork city prices remained static over the three-month period, and just 5.1% up on the year. The country’s smaller rural towns situated outside of Dublin, the commuter belt and the major cities out-performed the national index with prices rising by an average of 2.8% over the quarter to €142,867.

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Stunning 6-bed home near Clane Spacious bed home near boasts stables and double garage Prosperous with garage and sun for €730K-perfect for horse lovers room on the market for €525,000

By Kim O’Leary This picturesque detached 6 bedroom property was first constructed in 2005 on a c. 1.6 acre site and it is located in the exclusive and highly sought after area of Blackall, just outside Clane in Co Kildare. DNG McCormack Properties is pleased to present this spacious property located in a tranquil setting with quick access to both the M4 and M7 for commuters. The property includes 6 bedrooms, five of them double, with 5 bathrooms as well as a large kitchen/dining room, family room, living room and games room as well as a cosy office. Inside there is also a spacious attic with

a great potential to be converted into another bedroom. Outside the property includes a perfectly maintained, landscaped garden with green lawns and a tree house. The property’s most prominent perks includes several outbuildings comprising of a double garage, a 3 bay hay shed, a den, and 3 stables which would be perfect for horses. This stunning home would suit a family or those seeking a tranquil place to call home and to admire the natural beauty of the Kildare countryside. For more information and 29 photos please visit http://www.daft.ie/kildare/houses-forsale/clane/blackhall-clane-kildare-1529325/

By Kim O’Leary This impressive 5 bedroom detached bungalow is sure to attract attention from potential buyers with an asking price of €525,000. The property is situated on approximately 0.55 acres and is ideally located close to Prosperous village and other essential amenities with an asking price of €525,000 Sherry Fitzgerald Riley is pleased to present Kamienia, Downings, Prosperous in Kildare and this lovely home boasts 5 bedrooms , three of them en suite, 5 bathrooms, a generous living room, a modern kitchen and utility room, lovely sunroom as well as a detached garage.

This home is perfect for modern family living and it is approached via electronic entrance gates for added security and a tarmacadam drive as well as lush green lawns will appeal to those looking for security and tranquillity. The property is just a short walk from Prosperous village where the local shops, schools (both primary and secondary), church, pubs and a host of recreational facilities are available. Meanwhile for commuters it is easily accessible for those travelling to Dublin City via the M7 and M4 motorways, with bus links through Sallins and Maynooth. For more information and to view 17 photos visit www.daft.ie

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Killybegs, Prosperous – superbly finished detached house Comes on the market Sherry Fitzgerald Reilly are delighted to introduce to the market, a substantial and highly impressive 4 bedroom detached family home with large garage set on approximately 0.46 hectare / 1.14 acres of wonderful, mature, private grounds in a delightful rustic setting with convenience to all amenities. This wonderful home exudes exquisite taste and is further enhanced by a host of attractive features and finishes throughout ensuring that this is a home that will impress even the most discerning purchaser. Approached through impressive, electronic entrance gates along a tarmac driveway you will immediately begin to appreciate that this is undoubtedly a special home blessed with style, size and privacy in a truly lovely location. This is a stunning family home extending to approximately 290 m2 / 3,122 sq ft designed to provide the perfect blend of style, comfort and space with an array of superb features that will certainly catch the eye. There is a lovely flow to the home with a unique, bright airy layout providing for an exceptional quality of family living, with extensive tiling, wooden flooring, attractive fitted kitchen, modern sanitary ware combining with fresh

neutral decor to make this an exceptional family home. Outside are beautiful grounds with large lawns to the front and rear, a spacious patio area, all providing an idyllic setting for a young family or summer entertaining. There is a large garage providing ample storage. Located in a private, rustic setting there are a number of towns and villages including Prosperous, Clane, Sallins and Naas nearby providing all the amenities required for modern living, Dublin city and its surrounding areas are easily accessible via a frequent bus service, rail links from nearby Sallins and Maynooth combined with proximity to the M4 and M7 Motorways. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional, spacious family home in a super setting. Viewing is a most for those searching for a truly special home. Prosperous 1.5km, Clane 5 km, Sallins 8 km, Naas 10 km and Maynooth 17 km approximately. Located in a private, rustic setting there are a number of towns and villages including Prosperous, Clane, Sallins and Naas nearby providing all the amenities required for modern living, Dublin city and its surrounding areas are easily accessible via a frequent bus service, rail links from nearby Sallins and Maynooth combined with proximity to

the M4 and M7 Motorways. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional, spacious family home in a super setting. Viewing is a must for those searching for a truly special home. Accommodation, Entrance Hall, Lounge, TV room, Kitchen/Dining Room Study/Playroom, Utility Room, WC, Bedroom Bedroom One with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, spacious lobby and corridoors, and three more spacious bedrooms. . See sherryfitz.ie Special Features & Services • Oil fired central heating condenser burner

• Honduras pine four panel internal doors (mainly) • PVC double glazed windows • Alarm • T.V. points in all reception rooms and bedrooms • Impressive stone entrance with wooden electronic gates • Sweeping tarmac driveway and rear yard • Cobble lock at entrance gates and front of residence • Large front and rear lawn

spaces • Spacious patio area • Detached garage 8m x 5.2m with electronic door • Outside tap • External power point at front and rear • Attractive stone render to front • Delightful rustic yet convenient setting • BER B3, BER No. 109845834 Directions: From Clane proceed to Pros-

perous Village, turn left at the cross as you enter Prosperous (note church on your right and school on your left), proceed through Hatters Crossroad, continue for approx 700 metres and the property is on your left. GPS: 53.277454, -6.744267 Contact Gero Gannon, Director at Sherry Fitzgerald Reilly, Clane at 045 868 412 or 086 226 4210.


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Contents of landmark Castledermot property going to auction The entire contents of the well-known Doyle’s Schoolhouse in Castledermot will be sold in hundreds of lots in an auction by Sean Eacrett Auctions on Saturday September 30 and Sunday, October 1. See all the lots and guide prices on https:// www.seaneacrettantiques.ie.

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Proprietor John Dole opened and ran a country style restaurant for 30 years in the premises, using local produce before it became trendy to do so. The restaurant was ahead of it's time and well renowned country wide. Almost 10 years ago, the restaurant closed and The Schoolhouse functioned as a B&B until now.

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In the Auction, there is a wide and eclectic collection of 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century engravings and paintings, many RHA works from Leticia Manor Hamilton, Martin Gale, Alexander Williams, Oisin Kelly, Sean O'Sullivan, Tom Nisbet and a Neil Shawcross and Brian Bourke, the latter two purchased by the vendor at Sam Stephenson's Collection sale in situ at Ballynoe House, Co Carlow. For a few years in the 1970's the late architect Sam Stephenson owned and renovated Ballynoe House. He is best remembered for his Central Bank building design. Also included in the sale are a fine collection of portrait engravings, watercolours and oils. John purchased directly from artists, at exhibitions, auctions and he also supported the local arts.

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All the furniture in the Schoolhouse and the adjoining Masters is included, from the practical to the unusual and plenty of it from sugán chairs to a 10ft mahogany dining table and everything in between. A life-size leather covered baby elephant stands in the dining room - 'the elephant in the room', which was a common talking point over guests' breakfast. Inside the door is a full leopard taxidermy. Small lots include fine porcelain, Delft, Staffordshire and Chinese exports. The auction takes place Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st October, 10am Start across the road in the school. The illustrated catalogue is available to view at www. seaneacrettantiques.com Live online bidding will be available. Parking is free.

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Kildare Fire Service issues warning on dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as part of national campaign this week By Kim O'Leary Kildare Fire Service is urging householders to be aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide (CO) build-up in homes as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017, a national campaign which runs from this week until 1 October. The main aim of the initiative, which is in its sixth year, is to raise public awareness of the causes, symptoms, and prevention and protection measures for the highly poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide is frequently known as ‘the silent killer’ because of its colourless and odourless properties, and can kill in less than three minutes. On average, six people in Ireland die every year as a result of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and many more are made ill by its side-affects. The deadly gas can be produced by any fossil fuel (coal, turf, oil, gas or even wood) when burned. Celina Barrett, Chief Fire Officer with Kildare Fire Service, explained that carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of poi-

Anna Kelly holds up a PhoneWatch Monitored Carbon Monoxide Alarm sensor. PhoneWatch, Ireland’s only provider of monitored household carbon monoxide alarms is urging all homeowners to review their protection against the poisonous gas. To coincide with Carbon Monoxide Week 22nd – 28th of September, PhoneWatch are giving all new customers a free monitored carbon monoxide alarm for the month of September when they sign up for their new PhoneWatch Home Safety System which includes instant response to burglar, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms: Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

soning deaths throughout the world. She said: “Simple measures can be taken to prevent problems with carbon monoxide. One such measure is the installation of a CO alarm to detect potentially dangerous conditions. Householders should also make sure that all fuel burning appliances and heating devices are properly vented and maintained.” Chief Barrett added: “Carbon Monoxide is a potentially deadly gas that can build up to dangerous concentrations indoors when fuel-burning devices are not properly vented, operated or maintained. Because it has no odour, colour or taste, CO cannot be detected by our senses.” The symptoms associated with exposure to CO include a mild headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and drowsiness. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2017 is supported by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Gas Networks Ireland, the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland, the Oil Firing Technical Association, the National Standards Authority of Ireland, HSE, HSA, the Chief Fire Officers’ Association and major Irish energy retailers. For further Carbon Monoxide information and advice visit www.carbonmonoxide.ie.

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This modern home is sure to turn heads as it enters the property market with an asking price of €650,000. Conway Auctioneers is delighted to present Friarstown, The Curragh in Co Kildare which is a contemporary style bungalow situated on approximately 1.05 acres of land just a short distance from the Cur-

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ragh Plains. The property includes 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms including two en suite showers, two reception rooms, a wellappointed kitchen with breakfast counter which opens onto a sunny rear patio overlooking the gardens. It also boasts a sweeping gravel drive with ample parking to the front, and to the rear of the well-maintained garden is a separate paddock with a

large workshop/boat house which extends to 133 sq m. This magnificent home would be perfectly suited for a growing family and it is located close to the towns of Kildare and Newbridge which have excellent local primary and secondary schools, shops and transport links to Dublin. To find out more information and view 32 photos of the property please visit www. daft.ie

By Kim O’Leary

This spacious and elegant property will prove to be popular with potential buyers seeking a home in the heart of Kildare with an asking price of €460,000. Maura Donohoe Auctioneers is pleased to present new to the market The Demense, Kildoon,Nurney, in Co Kildare which is situated on 0.75 acres of land in a quiet cul-de-sac

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tenants, as well as professionally landscaped gardens. The property is ideally located only minutes away from Nurney Village and Kildare Town with amenities including the M7 Motorway, Kildare Train Station, Tesco Supermarket and Kildare Village. To view this property contact Maura Donohoe Auctioneers on 045 449688. For more information and 51 photos please visit www. daft.ie

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Superb 3 bed semi for sale in Kilcullen No 40 Hillcrest is located in a small popular estate on the Naas road, Kilcullen. Described as a spacious semi detached property presented in excellent condition throughout, this ďŹ ne home would make an ideal purchase for a ďŹ rst time buyer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; literally, a property they can "walk in and hang up your hat". The feature list is impressive and includes an upgraded gas heating system, internal high class door replacement and built in wardrobes in all bedrooms. The rear garden is level landscaped and laid to lawn and enjoys a sunny west facing aspect along with commanding views of Kilcullen and rolling countryside. All the essentials for modern living are found here including master bedroom en-suite, utility room and guest WC. With its easy access to M7/M9 and all amenities on your doorstep we can now only advise an early viewings. Make sure No. 40 is top of your house hunting list! Accommodation Entrance A bright welcoming hallway with ceiling coving and phone point. Guest WC; sitting ; kitchen/dining room; a

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west facing rear kitchen with elevated views across Kilcullen (maple shaker style kitchen with built in gas hob and electric cooker, integrated dishwasher, double sink, part tiled back splash, tiled ďŹ&#x201A;oor in kitchen area with solid wood in dining area and sliding patio door to outside decking). Utility Room, landing with study area, hotpress and attic access; master bedroom with en-Suite Tastefully tiled ďŹ&#x201A;oor and walls, step in shower (Triton T9Os), W.C., wash hand basin; another double bedroom and a single, with upstairs bathroom. Outside front fully walled with off street parking for 2 cars. Laid to lawn. Gated side entrance. A private and level rear garden enjoying a sunny west facing aspect. Decking area, laid to lawn with ďŹ&#x201A;owers and shrubs. Recently ďŹ tted steel shed. Excellent views. â&#x20AC;˘ BER C2, alarmed, built in wardrobes in all bedrooms. Contact John at Dowling Property, Kilcullen for further details.

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Stunning Kildare property comes with a pool room, bar area and a Jacuzzi This breath-taking home outside of Kilcock is sure to turn plenty of heads after it was recently entered into the property market, and despite a lofty asking price of just under €850,000, those who are in the market and can afford to splash such a wad of cash on a new home will certainly take a look at this property. Rathview House is located on a private 1.6 acre site in the countryside and is approached through electronic iron gates up a sweeping tarmac driveway and surrounded by well cared for gardens. Enjoying 6,000 sq feet of residence over three floors, this property also comes with a large conversion garage that is 2,000 sq metres in size. "The interior of this home is beautifully and lovingly presented and it enjoys tasteful and very expensive fixtures and fittings as standard. The interior design of Rathview House is fresh, attractive, appeasing to the eye, contemporary in style and wonderfully timeless," states the property advert. The residence is only about 10 kilometres from Maynooth, the train station and bus service in Maynooth and minutes from the M4 motorway. This home is within minutes drive of Kilcock and it is well serviced by train station and excellent amenities. This home is also close to Dunboyne and Summerhill.

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buyers will benefit from a number of the most eye-catching features coming with the house. Those features include; • All carpets included in the sale • All blinds included in sale • All curtains included in sale • All light fittings included in sale • All kitchen appliances included in sale • Table, chairs, display cabinets, microwave in kitchen included • Pool table included • Property fully alarmed • Sunroom to the side Among the best features of the house is a games room that features a fireplace with a coal effect gas fire, a bar area, television point, wall mounted television, and French double doors leading to the garden area.

There is also a large sunroom that has a wood burning stove and more French double doors leading to the garden area, while the attic conversion features two large storage rooms and an ensuite.

5 Bed luxury

There are five bedrooms in the home, the most lavish of which is the 7.68m x 4.75m master bedroom that boasts chrome recessed lights, walk in wardrobe, laundry shoot, t.v. point, phone point, wooden blinds and an alarm key pad. The large en suite comes with a Jacuzzi bath with jets, while there is also a vanity unit and a large 21-inch shower tray. There won't be many who can afford it, but one can dream! See www. daft.ie

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Kildare student awarded prestigious €20,000 scholarship by The Naughton Foundation for academic excellency to help with third level studies By Kim O’Leary On Saturday, September 23 2017, Leixlip student Ben Kelly from Confey Community College was awarded a scholarship for €20,000 by The Naughton Foundation, and he has now accepted a place at Trinity College Dublin studying Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials The Naughton Foundation honoured a further 36 exceptional Irish students by awarding them third level scholarships towards their studies in the areas of engineering, science and technology. Supporting academic and innovative excellence in Irish students, this Scholarship Award is an investment in the future of Ireland's reputation as a country with outstanding graduates. In 2008 the scheme started in 3 counties and has continued to expand annually to become the nationwide program it is today. The ceremony took place in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin on Saturday. Speaking about the growth of the foundation over the past ten years, Carmel Naughton, of The Naughton Foundation said: “Ten years ago we envisaged a small scholarship program to help support local students studying the STEM subjects. We never imagined this group of over 200 students and alumni nationwide who are connected across the uni-

Principal Mike O’Byrne, scholar Ben Kelly from Confey Community College, Leixlip, Co. Kildare, Martin Naughton, an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Carmel Naughton at the 2017 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin.-photo Kieran Harnett

versities and STEM disciplines and we couldn’t be more proud of the unique community they are developing.” Meanwhile, Marin Naughton said: “Our reason for starting this program was to help young students in

what were then seen as difficult and unattractive subject areas. When we meet these young researchers, engineers and mathematicians I am very happy knowing that we have invested in Ireland’s wealth creators of the future.”

There is one guaranteed Scholarship (€20,000) for each participating county, with the exception of Cork, Galway where there are two scholarships awarded and Dublin where there are four scholarships awarded.

Each Scholarship is worth €5,000 per annum for each year of a student’s three or four-year undergraduate degree. Ben’s former secondary school, Confey Community College in Leixlip was also presented with a prize of €1,000 towards their school’s science facilities, for their support of these students. More than 140 schools have so far benefited from this prize to date with some schools receiving it on more than one occasion. This year sees the Naughton Foundation also invest further in ‘Science in a Box’ – STEM classes for Primary Schools. Steam Education Limited was set up in Cork in 2014 and devised ‘Science in a Box’ in an effort to teach a fun and engaging science program to children in primary school with new innovative materials. Outreach teams comprising PhD students from Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork are involved in the delivery of the program. The program runs for sixth class pupils for 25 weeks of the primary school year with PhD students spending one hour each week co-teaching with the class teacher, a specific aspect of the science curriculum. For 2017-18, The Naughton Foundation is delighted to continue its support of this program for 25 sixth classes in the Dublin, Meath and Louth region. ‘Science in a Box’ was also presented with a cheque on Saturday evening.

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The hunt is on for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Young Designers 2018! Kildare’s Pippa O’Connor to be Celebrity Judge New judge Pippa O’Connor joins judge Louis Walsh to launch the call out for entries for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018 – the All-Ireland secondary school fashion design competition. Joining the judges will be this year’s 4 regional winners modelling their stunning outrageous couture designs made from recycled materials, as well as some of the top entries that narrowly missed out on a winning gong! DATE: Thursday 28 September 2018 TIME: 10.30am WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, Francis St, Dublin 8 (car park with Graffiti Backdrop) Calling All Kildare and West Wicklow secondary schools! If you’re a secondary school student and think you have what it takes to craft outrageous couture designs from junk, we want you to get your creative juices flowing and enter next year’s Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018 competition. The call out for entries for the all Ireland secondary school

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Bank of Ireland has announced that its Enterprise Town initiative is coming to Clane, Co. Kildare this Friday Sept 29. Taking place at Clane GAA Grounds from 5pm until 8pm, the events will feature a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activity. Lots of local talent on display with local dancers, live music

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Dacia’s Face-lifted Duster Automatic by Breda Corrigan The Dacia range of cars and SUV’s were launched onto the Irish market in 2012 and the brand’s Duster has been a strong seller for Dacia since then. However, in order to keep it in contention, Dacia’s parent company, Renault (part of the Renault-Nissan alliance), have face-lifted the Duster and have added a 6-speed automatic gearbox for the first time. Rugged SUV The Dacia Duster is a small, rugged SUV that is priced similar to many small family hatchbacks from more established brands. The Duster uses underpinnings from Renault and Nissan models and now also uses Renault’s advanced six-speed dual-clutch EDC gearbox. In 2016 the Duster benefited from a minor facelift, which included new alloy wheels, a more modern front grille and a new range of colours. The Duster model range comprises 4 specification levels - Alternative, Signature, Prestige and SE Summit, while just one engine is available across the range. This powerplant is a 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel (dCi) producing 110bhp and 260Nm of torque, and has been well tried and tested in numerous Renault and Nissan cars over the last few years, so reliability is a certainty.

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Kildare fitness buff secures place in World Ironman Championships A Kildare triathlete and local gym owner will be taking to the world stage in October 2018 after he recently secured his place at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Mariusz Olejniczak, a Newbridge resident who is joint owner of the No1 Fitness studio in Kilcullen, managed to battle his way to overall 2nd place in the amateur ranks at the Ironman Wales event on September 9th. Remarkably, Mariusz managed to finish ahead of up to a dozen international professional athletes in the process by taking 14th place overall. Mariusz’s achievement in Wales was extraordinary when under extremely difficult weather conditions he took 10:00:12 to conquer the famously gruelling route. Mariusz finished a 2.4 mile swim in a time of 57:08, before taking on a 112 mile bike journey that took 05:37:53 to complete, and then finally running a distance of 26.2 miles in a time of 03:13:26 to complete the gargantuan challenge in a little over 10 hours. Such amazing feats of athleticism are nothing new to Mariusz, having competed in races all over Europe and won age group titles in events such as the 2011 Galway Ironman 70.3 and the 2015 Dublin Ironman 70.3, along with winning ‘The Race’, a 24-hour 250km endurance race in Donegal last year. Mariusz has completed many ultra marathons and over 30 marathons, his last one in Dublin 2015 where he covered the 26.2mile course in a time of 2hrs 38minutes. Mariusz trains from No 1 Fitness studio in Kilcullen and along with his business partner, Beata Zielinska, they have already developed a reputation for producing some very competitive age group triathletes. The No1 Fitness logo has been a regular feature on podiums throughout 2017. When he takes to the coastline of Kailua-Kona next year it will be his second time com-

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Get ready to plant bare root trees! Cheap, effective,easy planting Normally during autumn, people are obsessed with trees for their autumn colour but not many people think about planting trees now as they assume it is the wrong time because they are coming to the end of their growing cycle. But in fact, it is one of the best times to plant trees in your garden. Not only is it one of the best times to plant trees during autumn but it can often be one of the most cost effective times to do it as well. Planting bare rooted trees at this time of the year is one of the cheapest ways to get trees into your garden as you can often buy young trees for only a couple of euro depend-

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TRADES & SERVICES • EMPLOYMENT • PUBLIC NOTICES KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Significant Further Information Stephen Egan development on this site at Gilltown, Donadea, Co. Kildare. Planning register number 17/789. That Significant Further Information has been submitted The development applied for (a) The erection of a storey and a half type house; (b) Garage/fuel store for domestic use; (c) The installation of a septic tank with percolation area and (d) Erection of recessed vehicular entrance and all associated site works Significant changes proposed consist of: removal of a previous sterilisation agreement under condition 10 of planning file ref. 78/1395 relating to the subject site. That significant further information is available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during public opening hours of the Planning Department. That a submission or observation in relation to the significant further information may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee within two weeks, from receipt of new notices by the Planning Authority (this fee is not applicable to persons who made original observations/ submissions). ________ KILDARE CO. COUNCIL I, Darren Maguire intend to apply for Planning Permission for a development on this site at Rathcoffey North, Naas, Co. Kildare. The development consists of (A) the erection of a single storey type house, (B) garage / fuel store for domestic use and (C) the installation of a proprietary waste water treatment system and polishing filter percolation area and (D) existing agriculture entrance to be closed up and construction of a new vehicular recessed entrance and all associated site works. That the planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. This planning application was prepared and submitted by CROSS Architect & Chartered Building Surveyor 11 An Croís, Allenwood, Naas, Co.Kildare. Tel. 045 - 860284 ________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL Kelby Developments Ltd. intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at Whitethorn Park, Allenwood Middle, Allenwood, Naas, Co. Kildare. The development consists of (A) Construction of 10 no. two storey houses consisting of (i) 1 no. 3-bedroom semi-detached house (ii) 1 no. 3-bedroom terraced house (iii) 5 no. 2-bedroom terraced houses (iv) 3 no. 2-bedroom semi-detached houses (B) Erection of one and a half storey coffee shop with community space on first floor including the provision of toilet and staff facilities (C) Steel cladded storage sheds in the rear gardens of the 10 no. houses and all associated site development works. That the planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. This planning application was prepared and submitted by CROSS Architect & Chartered Building Surveyor 11 An Croís, Allenwood, Naas, Co.Kildare. Tel. 045 - 860284 ________

KILDARE CO. COUNCIL I, Denis Duggan intend to apply for Planning Permission for a development on this site at Ballygibbon East, Carbury, Co. Kildare. The development consists of (A) Erection of two storey type house, (B) garage / fuel store for domestic use, (C) the installation of an Oakstown BAF wastewater treatment plant with polishing filter percolation area and (D) Construction of a new vehicular recessed entrance and all associated site works. That the planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and that a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. This planning application was prepared and submitted by CROSS Architect & Chartered Building Surveyor 11 An Croís, Allenwood, Naas, Co.Kildare. Tel. 045 - 860284 ________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL We, Barretstown, intend to apply for Permission for a development at this site: Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of the following works: The construction of a new three storey stand-alone volunteer’s accommodation lodge with a site area of 3542sqm and Gross Floor Area of 975sqm to accommodate 82-88 bed spaces. Works include the demolition of a 1990s disused dining hall (633sqm) and renovation works to the existing one storey courtyard buildings of 61sqm. The building height is 13.22 meters above FFL to the ridge height. The accommodation includes 22 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on all three floors, lounge and meeting areas at ground floor level and all related ancillary services and site works, all on an estate of approximately 210 hectares. The proposed development is in the curtilage of Barretstown House, RPS B24-27, and the attached Barretstown Castle, National Monument KD024-029. 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 Application is being made for FULL PLANNING PERMISSION for the following; New agricultural entrance and all associated site development works All at Grangeclare West, Kilmeague, Naas, County Kildare For Ethel Flanagan 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 Carol Cuffe intends to apply for Planning Permission for a development at No 4 St. Conleiths Terrace, Naas Rd, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Permission is sought for 1) alterations to existing semi detached cottage 2) front, side & rear single storey extension to cottage. 3) Demolition of existing flat roofed rear extension and outbuildings 4) change of use from residential to dental care 5)

associated alterations to all elevations 7) foul water to existing foul sewer and surface water to soakaways 6) Signage to front elevation 7) 5 no. car parking spaces and 8) 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 Bernard Leeson intends to apply for planning permission for a development at Dublin Street, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. The development consists of 13 No. terraced dwellings consisting of 3 no. 3 storey, 3 bed live/work units in one terrace, 2 no. 2 storey 2 bed units with 2 no. 2 storey 3 bed units in the second terrace, 2 no. 2 storey 4 bed units and 4 no. 2 storey 3 bed units in the third terrace, construction of a new vehicular road entrance, provision for access to adjoining developments in accordance with Section 6.8.3 Monasterevin Local Area Plan 2016-2022 and all ancillary siteworks. 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, Tymoteusz Baczynski, intend to apply for retention permission for development at this site Clane Road, Sallins, Co. Kildare. The development consists of the single-storey granny flat in the front garden, the front boundary wall and the entrance. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased, at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours, and a submission, or observation, in relation to the application may be made to the authority, in writing, on payment of the prescribed fee, within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. D.C. Turley & Associates, Planning Consultants 045-876220. ________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Aidan Curry, am applying to the above mentioned for planning permission to construct a single storey dwelling, single storey garage, new domestic entrance, connection to existing mains water & mains foul services and all associated site works at Woodlands East, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the office of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee, €20, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submission 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

Contact: 045 408 200 conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed: PDS - Planning & Design Solutions. www.pdscarlow.ie ________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I EVERGREEN CONSTRUCTION PARTNERSHIP intend to apply for PERMISSION for development at this site At STEPHENSTOWN COURT, TWO MILE HOUSE, CO. KILDARE. The development will consist/ consists of: PERMISSION FOR THE SUB-DIVISION OF EXISTING SITE TO CONSTRUCT A DETACHED BUNGALOW, SINGLE STOREY DOMESTIC GARAGE, SECONDARY EFFLUENT TREATMENT SYSTEM 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 I, Angela Anderson, am applying to Kildare County Council retention permission for the following: (a) single storey extension to rear / side of existing dwelling house, (b) modifications to original pitched roof to rear / side of said existing dwelling house, (c) minor internal alterations, (d) connecting to existing services onsite and all associated development works at Killenthomas House, Woodlands, Rathangan, Co. Kildare. *** The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application. ________ KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I NIALL DONNELLY intend to apply for PERMISSION for development at this site At OUGHTERARD, STRAFFAN, CO.KILDARE. The development will consist/ consists of: PERMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE STOREY BUNGALOW, RECESSED ENTRANCE, PRIVATE WELL AND SECONDARY EFFLUENT TREATMENT SYSTEM 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; Extensions and alterations to existing bungalow to include (A) New roof over existing bungalow to include amended roof pitch and gabling (B) New gable feature to front elevation complete with modifications to all front windows (C) Relocation of main entrance hall and front door (D) Modifications to all rear windows,

internal modifications & new external finishes to existing bungalow (E) Storey & a half domestic extension to side and rear of existing bungalow (F) Connection to mains sewer, site entrance, landscaping and all associated site development works All at Green Road, Newbridge, County Kildare For Fiona Lyons 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. ________

COUNTY COUNCIL Sean Murphy intends to apply to the above named authority for Planning permission to construct a two-storey dwelling together with detached storey and a half domestic garage, use of existing vehicular entrance, new waste-water treatment system and all associated site works @ Broadleas Commons, Ballymore Eustace, 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. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. Signed: Paul McGuigan MRIAI RIBA McGUIGAN ARCHITECTS T + 353 (0)47 77823 | A 52 Glaslough St, Monaghan, Co.Monaghan E info@mcguiganarchitects.com | W www.mcguiganarchitects.com

KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL I, Alan Kelly, intend to apply for permission for development at, Cloney, Athy, Co. Kildare. The development will consist of Change of house plans from that previously approved under Planning Reference 14/43 (gross floor space of proposed new dwelling house 243 sq.m). 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 Mature careful tenant seeks date of receipt by the authority of accommodation in Co.Kildare. the application. Unfurnished bungalow preferred Signed: APS Consulting & but other options considered. Engineering Ltd ________

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Thursday 28 September 2017 RACING

O’Brien takes Beresford Stakes for 7th time running at Naas Aidan O'Brien won the Group 2 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes for the 17th time and for the seventh year in a row when 5/6 favourite Saxon Warrior landed the spoils under Ryan Moore at Naas on Sunday. In beating his stable companion Delano Roosevelt by two and a half lengths, the son of Deep Impact jumped to the head of the ante-post betting for next year’s Epsom Derby for which he is as low as 6/1. The Group 3 CL & MF Weld Park Stakes went for export as Colm O’Donoghue partnered the

Karl Burke-trained 10/1 shot Ellthea to a cosy success over O’Brien’s Sizzling. Burke made it a Group 3 double as Quiet Reflection, the 5/2 favourite, won the Renaissance Stakes under Martin Harley. There was another significant success for an English-based trainer as Tylery Wonder beat his stable companion Monsieur Joe to give Paul Midgley a 1-2 in the Joe McGrath Handicap. Leigh Roche rode the 10/1 winner. Renetti has the Long Distance Cup at Ascot next month as an immediate target after his five-length win in

the Group 3 Loughbrown Stakes for Willie Mullins and Pat Smullen. Colm O’Donoghue made it two wins on the day as Pincheck took the 8f handicap at odds of 100/30 favourite for trainer Jessica Harrington. Speaking after the narrow victory over Dermot Weld-trained Espoir D’Soleil, Harrington said; "He couldn't run when I wanted him to in the Cambridgeshire because he came out in spots. I took him out on Irish Champions Weekend as I thought the heavy ground and a mile and a quarter would be too far for him. I wasn't

Sizing John Kildare father Heads For and son duo land Navan win Haydock Jessica Harrington’s Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John could be set for a thrilling clash with RSA Chase winner Might Bite in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 25, the first leg of the £1 million Chase Triple Crown. Connections will scoop the £1 million bonus – which is on offer for the third season in succession – if their horse wins the Betfair Chase, the 32Red King George VI Chase and the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, and the initiative certainly appears to have caught the imagination of the in-form Moone trainer. Sizing John completed an unofficial triple crown of his own last season in winning the Gold Cups at Leopardstown, Cheltenham and Punchestown and his trainer said: “Ever since Sizing John won in April at Punchestown we have had the Triple Crown on our minds. Our aim is to start him off in the Betfair Chase at Haydock in November.”

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Jack Kennedy continues to make up for lost time and he added to his Downpatrick double on Friday with another winner at Navan on Saturday. Having missed most of the season with injury, the County Kerry rider bagged his fourth winner of the campaign when the Gordon Elliott-trained 6/5 favourite Mengli Khan easily landed the 2m maiden hurdle. Another successful favourite was Noel Meade’s Moulin A Vent which eased to an eight-length win under Sean Flanagan in the 2m6f hurdle despite some indifferent jumping. The father and son team of Philip and Luke Dempsey won the 2m handicap hurdle with 7/1 chance Kilkeaskins First which made all the running for the Carbury, County Kildare team. “He’s obviously improved and that seems to be the way to ride him, said Philip Dempsey who trains the horse. “He jumped away well and coped well with the extra 9lb (for his Kilbeggan win). “He’s a horse that always showed an awful lot at home but was disappointing on the track. We were probably running him over the wrong trip, and I’d say he’s a two-miler.” Joseph O'Brien and Mark Walsh took the 2m6f handicap hurdle with 9/1 chance Let’s Twist Again while over fences there were wins for Ellmarie Holden and Rachael Blackmore who captured the beginners’ chase with 2/1 shot Call The Taxie and Alan Fleming and Denis O'Regan who won the handicap chase with 8/1 chance Hurricane Darwin. The bumper went to 7/1 chance Sally Park which was ridden for Colehill, County Cavan trainer Paul Flynn by Barry Browne.

worried about the ground today going a mile. "The bit of time I’ve given him has really stood to him. He's really grown into himself. He's been ultra consistent this year, and he'll most likely be put away now and stay in training next year." McMunigal looked a juvenile of some potential when taking the 7f maiden by five lengths at odds of 13/2 for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane. Tom Mullins and Niall McCullagh won the 6f auction race with 16/1 chance Powersville.

Kildare trainer Feane claims two wins in Dundalk on Friday Gary Halpin kept his hopes of being crowned champion apprentice alive when bringing his season’s tally to 16 winners with a double at Dundalk on Friday. He trails the side-lined Ana O’Brien by two winners after sharing his brace with Curragh trainer Johnny Feane who saddled 5/4 favourite Pure Action to win the claiming maiden and the nine-year-old Six Silver Lane to take the 10f handicap at odds of 5/2 favourite. Six Silver Lane was winning at the track for the eighth time. Tom McCourt, who trains in Stamullen, County Meath and the season’s leading rider Colin Keane won the opening 5f handicap with 3/1 favourite My Good Brother. At odds of 33/1, Adrian Keatley’s Quiet Company won the opening division of the 8f handicap in the hands of Wayne Lordan while Denis Coakley enjoyed his first winner as a trainer when Boxer Dunford won the second leg of the same event. For good measure, the 11/2 winner was ridden by Coakley’s son Ross. Jessica Harrington and Colm O’Donoghue struck with 25/1 chance Cristale in the 6f median auction maiden. Sean Corby made the best possible start to his new job with Joseph O'Brien as he partnered 5/1 Legiti to a narrow success in the apprentice handicap. Corby only returned from a spell in England in the past two weeks. O’Brien’s father Aidan was also a winner as 5/1 shot De Coronado won the conditions’ race under Seamus Heffernan.


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Joe Mallon SFC relegation final By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

You won't find a more bizarre finish to a championship match if you travel the length and breadth of the country. By the time referee Fergal Barry belatedly blew the full-time whistle at the end of what became a quite feisty relegation scrap, many in Hawkfield were left scratching their collective heads. There were no major incidents or stoppages in the second half, just the usual short substitution delays, yet the man with the whistle kept the game going until the clock ticked towards 40 minutes of second half action, and the extra time that was played delivered plenty of talking points. Emmet Bolton was sent to the line for a black card offence as he hauled

down a desperate Johnny Doyle who was running towards goal from 50 metres out; his brother Cian and Allenwood's Darragh Johnson were sent off for their involvement in a large scuffle, and Eadestown's Steve Dunne was also shown a black card for a cynical foul amidst a pile of bodies as Allenwood poured forward in their quest for late goals. All this, and there was still time for Eadestown goalkeeper Mark Murphy to produce the moment of the game as he pulled off a frankly stunning save to tip a rasping drive from Mark Hogarty onto the crossbar and momentarily keep his clean sheet intact. Despite the peculiar ending, Eadestown will be absolutely chuffed to have secured their senior status after competing in a second relegation final in a row, but for Johnny Doyle and his Allenwood teammates it is the choppy waters of the Intermediate Championship that awaits. It was a fairly entertaining game throughout, though Eadestown did pull away in the middle of the second half and they led by 11 points at one stage before Allenwood rallied late on. It was 0-7 apiece after an absorb-

Emmet Bolton netted a goal for Eadestown in their win over Allenwood

ing first half that saw both sides playing open and expansive football, something not usually akin to these nervy relegation battles. The early exchanges were fairly tense however, but it was Eadestown who led midway through the first half as two points from Cian Bolton and a Stevie Smith '45 helped them to a 0-3 to 0-2 lead after Eanna O'Neill and Johnny Doyle had got the scoring underway. Both sides traded blows throughout the opening half, and neither ever went on a run where they scored more than two points in a row, but Allenwood did regain the lead 10 minutes before the break when Martin Baneham and Darragh Malone clipped over points, before Sean O'Sullivan and Malone swapped scores at either end. Smith then raised another couple of white flags as Eadestown nudged back into the lead, but a wonderful pair of points from Doyle - one a long range free - saw momentum swing back towards Allenwood before a tidy score from Rowan Osborne sent the teams in level at the break. A goal was always likely to be a major score in this game, and it was Eadestown who got the crucial first

major as Smith cut in from the right wing and thundered a superb shot into the roof of Tommy Maher's net. Allenwood briefly hung in there as Eric Judge and Ernie Price added scores either side of points from Cian Bolton and Osborne, but when the former went on a mazy run before rifling a second Eadestown goal into the top corner of Maher's net it was game over. Judge responded with another point from a free, but an inspirational point from Emmet Bolton followed by a tap-in goal for the Kildare star put nine points between the sides with 30 minutes of the second half elapsed. Nobody would have foreseen the final scoreline at this point, as Cian Bolton and Paul Doherty scored the final couple of points for Philly Wolfe's side, but Allenwood managed to put some gloss on the scoreline with a late goal from Ryan Casey and two late points from Scott Dunne and Cormac Sullivan. 13 years after winning the Senior Championship Allenwood slip down into the second tier, and whether they will have Johnny Doyle back to lead their charge in 2018 remains to be seen as the Kildare legend turns 40 before the start of the next cam-

paign. For Eadestown, they have shown a remarkable improvement since they were bet out the Hawkfield gates by Naas in round one, but they'll be hoping to avoid another relegation scrap in 2018. Scorers for Eadestown: C Bolton 1-4(2f), S Smith 1-3(1'45, 1f), E Bolton 1-1, S O'Sullivan 0-2, R Osborne and Doherty 0-1 each. Scorers for Allenwood: J Doyle 0-3(2f), R Casey 1-0, E Judge(2f) and D Malone 0-2 each, C Moran, M Baneham, C Sullivan(1f) S Dunne and E O'Neill 0-1 each. Eadestown M Murphy; P Hyland, E Conroy, S Dunne; E Cummins, E Bolton, E Woods; R Smith, B Lawlor; P Doherty, S Smith, S O'Sullivan; J Deane, C Bolton, R Osborne. Subs used: P O'Sullivan, N Cummins and S Dunne. Allenwood T Maher; R Guilfoyle, M Hogarty, J Wiltshire; S Conlan, M Delaney, E Price; E O'Neill, J Carroll; D Malone, J Doyle, E Judge; S Corley, S Dunne, M Baneham. Subs used: C Sullivan, C Moran, R Casey and D Byrne.

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Ulster Bank AIL Division 1B In previous meetings between these sides in the last 10 months the biggest winning margin was just three points, suggesting another close encounter was on the cards when Naas faced UL Bohmians at home last Saturday. However this scenario did not materialise as after a slow start Naas ran out comfortable and emphatic winners. Naas played with the advantage of a strong breeze at their backs in the first half, but it was UL Bohs who took the lead after two minutes through a JJ Hanrahan penalty. For the first 20 minutes the visitors were

the better side, and there were some worrying moments for the home supporters. However those fears were eased somewhat by the half-time break as Naas had moved into a ten point lead. On 23 minutes Bohs had a lineout on their own five yard line, but knocked on and conceded a scrum. The Naas set piece was strong all day, it was no different here, and from the scrum Max Whittingham was able to dart over for a try which Johne Murphy converted. The power of the Naas scrum was again evident three minutes before half-time. A great break by Andrew Kearney took play right up to the Bohs line, but referee Stuart Gaffikin awarded the scrum to the visitors. However Naas drove them off the ball, winning a penalty which Murphy successfully slotted over, and another penalty by the same player

on the stroke of half-time gave Naas a 13-3 lead. With the strength of the breeze there was still some concern that ten points would not be a big enough lead for the second half, but Naas were always in control and never looked like relinquishing their advantage. They increased their lead five minutes into the second period. A series of pick and drives by the pack led to James Connolly marking his Naas AIL debut by scoring a try. Although Bohs replied with an Ed Kelly try on 54 minutes when diving over from a five yard line-out, two superb efforts by the Naas backs in sixty seconds finished the game as a contest. On 63 minutes Peter Howard made a break and found Peter Osborne in support. He in turn passed to Ross Bailey Kearney and the ball was then quickly shipped out to Johne Murphy who scored in the corner.

Straight from the kick-off Naas struck again. Great handling by the backs saw the ball moved out to Fionn Higgins 40 yards from the line. Higgins does not need much space to make a scoring opportunity and there was no stopping him here as he sprinted clear of the Bohs defenders to score his third try of the campaign. Naas now led 28-8 but to their credit Bohs never stopped trying and were rewarded with a consolation try scored by James Ryan, which brought to an end the scoring for the afternoon. All in all it was a very satisfying victory for Naas against a side who ended their promotion hopes last season. To have gained a maximum ten points from their opening two games is a tremendous start to their league campaign, and sees Naas sitting proudly on the top of the table. Next up for Naas is a difficult away

assignment to Banbridge next Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is at 2.30pm and all support is welcomed. Naas Michael Skelton, Fionn Higgins, Donal Droney, Ross Bailey Kearney, Peter Howard, Johne Murphy, Max Whittingham, Stephen Lackey, Graham Reynolds, Jason Harney, Stephen Kinneavy, David Benn, Andrew Kearney, James Connolly, Paulie Tolofua. Replacements: Charlie Kings, Jordan Duggan, Philip Jordan, Peter Osborne, Fionn Carr. UL Bohemians Jack Murray, Finbar Aherne, Harry Fleming, Adrian Enright, Colin Ryan, JJ Hanrahan, Joe Murray, Pauric Nesbitt, David O'Connor, Mike Lynch, Ed Kelly, Darragh Frawley, Noel Kinane, Ian Condell, Brian Walsh. Replacements: Joe Bennett, Mark Bromel, James Ryan, Robbie Burke, Matt McDonald


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Finely balanced SFC semi-final ties tough to call as championship hits penultimate stage By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

This Saturday’s two Senior Championship semi-finals are the hardest to call for some time, with each of the four teams that have gotten to this stage having their own strengths that could take them all the way to a county title. None of them have lost a game up to this point, and they’ve all produced performances to showcase their credentials, so picking a winner from either of these two ties is not a decision taken with any huge amount of certainty.

Celbridge v Johnstownbridge, 3PM

The first of two games in which it is very difficult to pick a winner, and both of these teams should match up against each pretty well in the physical stakes as well as talent wise. Celbridge have had a slightly more difficult path to the last four of the championship, though they have enjoyed relatively comfortable wins over Round Towers in round one and Naas at the quarter-final stage, while their most eye-catching win came when they brushed aside Sarsfields in the second round in a real show of strength. Considering they had beaten the county champions, maybe it is slightly odd to point out that there were some flaws exposed in their game on that occasion. Trevor O’Sullivan’s men scored nine points in a row to end the first half of that game with

a seven-point advantage and cruising towards a win, but they went completely flat thereafter and barely managed to stay in front during the second half. Their only points of the second half were three frees from David Hughes, while Paddy Brophy’s late goal made things a bit more comfortable looking on the scoreline. The fear is that Celbridge don’t have a rounded enough forward line to score at the crucial stages, and though Paddy Brophy is back to lead them up front, they need the rest of their unit to contribute more from play. Shane Harte has been doing that quite well so far this season, and his three points from play against Naas were pivotal to their quarter-final win. Johnstownbridge also overcame Naas in what was undoubtedly their finest performance of this campaign back in round two, easily accounting for the County Town in what was a really encouraging display. They have averaged 0-22 per game so far, while conceding an average of 0-12, which is evidence of how rounded a unit they have become. Keith Cribbin limped off worryingly in the win over Naas and missed their facile victory over Clane, but he should be fit enough to take his place this weekend. He adds massively to a stringent defence that has been led superbly by Luke Flynn from full-back, and his likely battle with Brophy should be one to savour. He certainly has the physical prowess to match the county star, and if he can hold him to just a couple of points it will have been a good day’s work. Around midfield there will be a fascinating match-up between Sean Hurley and Fergal

Paddy Brophy will be key for Celbridge on Saturday

Conway, but the Johnstownbridge man will need to go through plenty of running to stop his adversary from becoming too influential. A lot will depend on how well a fine Celbridge defence that contains the likes of Ollie Lyons, Mick O’Grady and Mick Konstantin deal with a vibrant Johnstownbridge attack spearheaded by Daniel Flynn. If the men from the Offaly border can get their forward line moving to its full potential they could take this one, but only just. Verdict: Johnstownbridge

Athy v Moorefield, 4.45pm

Athy are coming in slightly under the radar this year due to the opposition that they have faced thus far, and everyone in the county is waiting to see whether or not they are the real deal when they face Moorefield. They were far from impressive when they edged past Castledermot in round one, but that game was all the way back in May and a lot has changed since. Clane were brushed aside with minimal fuss in the second round, but their crushing defeat of Round Towers in the quarter-final was a real statement of intent. Emmanuel Kennedy’s side are arguably the most well-rounded team left in the competition as their miserly defence – they’ve conceded an average of 0-9 per game – is complimented by a superb midfield pairing of Kevin Feely and Pascal Connell, while their forward unit has been menacing over their last two outings. Scoring 0-21 against a well-drilled Towers outfit is no mean feat, and with the likes of Darroch

Mulhall, Liam McGovern and Cian Reynolds in great form they have enough supporting actors to do damage alongside Niall Kelly and James Eaton. Moorefield are being typical Moorefield and have got to this stage without having any major standout performers throughout their team. On paper you would have to say that Athy are a stronger team, but Ross Glavin’s side are so good at sucking the life out of their opposition and then hitting them with sucker-punches. Aaron Masterson has been one of their best performers throughout, and if he were to pick up Kevin Feely it would make for a fascinating battle in the skies. Liam Healy has also enjoyed a real coming of age season and is showing the type of form that suggests Cian O’Neill will be hopeful of having him involved with Kildare once again this year. His likely match-up against Niall Kelly would normally be pivotal, but the Athy man has yet to fully open up in this year’s championship. Whether or not Ryan Houlihan or Adam Tyrrell start remains to be seen, with both players only coming on in the quarter-final win over Sarsfields, while they have other options from the bench like Ronan Sweeney and Aaron Mullins who can make a big impact in the closing stages. It’s very hard to write off Moorefield, but there is a feeling that Athy are too miserly in defence and powerful up front, so they get a tentative nod to win this one. Verdict: Athy

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Kildare Camogie Championship final

Johnstownbridge won their first ever senior camogie title in 2011, but their most recent success against Celbridge on Sunday saw them

claim a seventh straight honour at the grade, ensuring their place as one of the best club teams to ever play the sport in Kildare. They are now just four titles behind St Laurence’s incredible haul of 11 straight championship titles between 1994 and 2004, though judging from the challenge posed by Celbridge on Sunday they will be pushed very close in the next few years by those around them. It was a superb final that featured

some of the top stars from the Kildare camogie team, with the likes of Clodagh Flanagan, Siobhán Hurley and Roisin O’Connell all instrumental for the winners, while their county teammates Emer Reilly and Susie O’Carroll were standout players for Celbridge. A see-saw first half was dominated by excellent scores from the likes of Caoimhe Keoghan and Susie O’Carroll at either end, but Niamh

Keegan found the net for Celbridge midway through the half to give them the lead. It looked like the sides were going in level at the break, but a fabulous goal from Aisling Holton on the stroke of half-time left Johnstownbridge leading by 1-8 to 1-5. Johnstownbridge hit the front early on in the second half, but Keegan nabbed her second goal of the afternoon to ensure Celbridge remained well in touch. The reign-

ing champions were not prepared to give up their lead however, and they showed impressive composure to tag on a clutch of scores through the likes of Keoghan and Flanagan to put them in a commanding position as the game entered its final passages. Emer Reilly blasted home a late goal for the north Kildare ladies to produce a frantic finish to the game, but Johnstownbridge held on impressively to secure the win.


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Sash exact some revenge for senior defeat by landing Reserve title

The Sarsfields team that captured the Reserve A title on Saturday.

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Reserve A Championship final By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

Sarsfields may have lost their Senior Championship title when they fell to bitter rivals Moorefield in last weekend's Joe Mallon SFC quarter-final, but they exacted at least some form of revenge on Saturday evening as they easily accounted for their neighbours in the Reserve A final. Goals from Thomas McDonnell, Shane Doyle and Dean Domican

had them out of sight as they led by 10 points at the break, and though Moorefield briefly threatened to make a game of it in the second half, it was the Sash who were much superior. Sarsfields got off the mark early through a Darragh Horgan free, but that was quickly cancelled out at the other end as Adam Sweeney slotted over a point from a free. Sarsfields managed to bang in the first goal less than two minutes after Sweeney's score however as Shane Doyle cut in from the left wing and drove a powerful shot into the bottom corner of Ian McDonnell's net, and the Sash never looked back after that. Moorefield briefly threatened to hang onto the coattails of their rivals as Luke Doran slotted over a couple of points in quick succession in the 11th minute, but it was all downhill from there as they failed to score for the remainder of the half

and Sarsfields assumed complete control. Eoin O'Sullivan's wonderful long range point marked the start of a purple patch for Sarsfields in which they scored 2-3 without response, and when Dean Domican got in behind the Moorefield defence and finished coolly to the net, it looked like it would be a long evening for the men from the edge of the Curragh. A fine point from Conor Whelan and a free from Horgan supplemented their lead, before Cian Byrne's hanging shot dropped short, allowing Thomas McDonnell to storm into the square and palm the ball in. Trailing 3-4 to 0-3 at half-time, Moorefield's challenge looked dead in the water, but they did manage to get the opening score of the second half when substitute Frank Hanniffy landed a monstrous point from a free in the first minute. The odds of a Moorefield comeback were wid-

ened substantially when Sarsfields kicked the next two points of the tie, with Doyle raising a white flag before Byrne got his only score of the game with a fine effort from the left. Moorefield looked to be back in it somewhat when Eoin O'Connor pointed before Luke Doran found the net following a fine run in the 40th minute, but their scoring rate dropped off sharply from that point as they failed to find the target again until veteran Philly Wolfe blazed over a close range effort in the 54th minute. Liam McDermott added another point soon after, but the gap was too much to make up as Sarsfields sauntered towards the winning line, and while Luke Doran smashed home a brilliant goal in the ninth minute of stoppage time, it was all too little too late. Scorers for Moorefield: L Doran 2-2, L McDermott, P Wolfe, F

Hanniffy(1f), A Sweeney(1f) and E O'Connor 0-1 each. Scorers for Sarsfields: S Doyle 1-2, T McDonnell and D Domican 1-0 each, C Whelan 0-3(2f), D Horgan 0-2f, E O'Sullivan and C Byrne 0-1 each. Moorefield I McDonnell; S Newman, Gavin Naughton(P Wolfe 49mins), P O'Flynn; D Dunne(F Hanniffy HT), W Kealy, M Buckley; E Kavanagh(J Dowling 57mins), A Sweeney; M Donoghue(L McDermott HT), I Longeran, E O'Connor; L Doran, J Phillips(C McLoughlin 55mins), T Connolly. Sarsfields J Melia; S Dunne, T Aspell, R Murphy; D Shalvey, S Hurley, K Browne; D Domican, C Leavy; C Whelan, T McDonnell, E O'Sullivan(N Manning 45mins); S Doyle(S Smith 64mins), C Byrne(K Lynch 43mins), D Horgan.

St Nicholas delivers the goals as Raheens capture minor title St Laurence's

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Minor C Football Championship final By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

Raheens lifted the Minor C Football Championship title on Sunday afternoon as a couple of goals in each half powered them past a St Laurence's side who failed to fully kick on after leading by a point at half-time. The inside duo of Michael McGovern and Nicholas Kennedy were superb for the victors as they struck 3-8 between them, while midfielder James Dolan was equally inspirational as he drove his side on from the engine room throughout. Raheens got off to the perfect

start when Nicholas Kennedy netted an early goal after Aidan Dunlea had played him in on goal, and a fine long range point from energetic midfielder James Dolan soon followed as Seán Corkery's side hit the ground running. It took St Laurence's until the sixth minute to get up and running, with Brian Mackey angling over a point, but they were still failing to settle down fully as Raheens kicked another four points on the trot to threaten a whitewash in the early stages. Dolan kicked another beauty before Michael McGovern and Kennedy slotted over frees, and the former added one from play to push Raheens into a commanding 1-5 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes. St Laurence's battled back superbly after that point however, with captain Ryan Cullen front and centre of their comeback as he kicked their second point of the game in the 17th minute. Conor Murphy immediately cancelled that out at the other end, but an exqui-

site point from distance by Liam Horgan and a converted free from Felix Lawler helped to narrow the gap further for Larries. Murphy responded again with another excellent score, but St Laurence's owned the rest of the half as they scored 1-4 without response before the interval to power into a half-time lead. Substitute Adam Griffin, Evan Cullen, Felix Lawler and Liam Horgan all raised white flags before the break, but the major score was a goal from Brian Mackey as he finished from close range having been picked out superbly by a Ryan Cullen pass. Coming into the second half with a 1-8 to 1-7 lead, St Laurence's would have been hopeful of pushing on, but it was Raheens who began the half in whirlwind fashion as they began to stretch their lead considerably. Three frees in a row from McGovern, Kennedy and Oliver Dunne set them on their way, and while Griffin responded with Larries' first score of the half at the

other end soon after, the leaders were about to deliver the knockout blows. The impressive McGovern slotted over another tidy score, before James Dolan broke through from midfield to net his side's second goal to give them some comfort on the scoreline. Still reeling from the concession of the goal, Larries were hit again within 60 seconds as McGovern netted their third goal in the 42nd minute to put eight points between the teams. It was an uphill battle from their for St Laurence's, and while they offered some resistance with a couple of pointed frees from Lawler, the composure of the Raheens forwards at the other end was keeping them well ahead. When Kennedy found the net for the second time with six minutes left to play it left no doubt on the outcome of the result, allowing Raheens to cruise to victory in second gear. Tempers flared towards the end of the game as frustration

boiled over for some of the St Laurence's players, and both Ryan Cullen and Eric Evans were shown straight red cards following a large melee in stoppage time. Scorers for St Laurence's: F Lawler 0-5(3f), B Mackey 1-1, L Horgan and A Griffin 0-2 each, E Cullen and R Cullen 0-1 each. Scorers for Raheens: N Kennedy 2-4(4f), M McGovern 1-4(2f), J Dolan 1-2, C Murphy 0-2, O Dunne(1f) and K Thompson 0-1 each. St Laurence's H Kirwan; PJ Cullen, C McBride, C O'Sullivan; J Dargan, E Curley, H Swan; E Evans, J McKenna(A Griffin inj 13mins); F Lawler, L Horgan, S McMullen; B Mackey, E Cullen, R Cullen. Raheens B Cassidy; P Tierney, M Cleary, A Malone(C Clarke HT); S O'Neill, P Waters, J Hamill; K Thompson, J Dolan; A Dunlea(K Stout 59mins), O Dunne, D Greene; N Kennedy, C Murphy, M McGovern(S Fitzpatrick 60mins).


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Naas look good to withstand a stern Ardclough examination By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

When Naas lost last year’s county final to Celbridge there was a feeling that the County Town team would certainly be back. Having completely failed to do themselves justice as they relied solely on scores from Jack Sheridan to keep them in contention, it was a rather underwhelming return to a county final for the first time in 14 years. Earlier that day there was plenty of positivity on the club front for Naas however; their minor side captured the county title in imperious fashion by trouncing Celbridge by 13 points, and those players will be pivotal to the team’s progression over the next number of years. Indeed, a few of the players who featured on that occasion have made an impact for Naas in the senior grade this year as Simon Lacey, Shane Ryan and Ciarán Tobin have impressed, though the latter will be in action in the minor final against Eire Og/Corrachoill directly beforehand on Sunday. There is certainly a sense that, considering the amount of talent coming through at underage, if Naas win their first county title this year they could begin to dominate the Kildare club hurling scene over the next number of years. A league title has already been brought back to Naas this summer, and they’ve previously beaten both Ardclough in the league and in the championship, but manager Donie Franks says that will have no bearing on Sunday’s game. “That won’t have any bearing on the game at the weekend”, Franks told the Kildare Post. “It’s a final, and anything can happen on the day of a final because you don’t know how lads will react to the occasion.” There are some injury concerns for last year’s beaten finalists however, with wingforward Cathal Dowling certainly ruled out with an elbow injury, while Franks has said that he is still sweating on the fitness of Jack Sheridan and Shane Walsh. Both are back in training after niggling injuries, though Sheridan was only used as a sub-

stitute in the semi-final win over Celbridge. On that occasion it took the impact of the Naas bench to get them by the challenge of the reigning champions, with Sheridan, Brian Byrne and the aforementioned Tobin scoring 1-5 between them in the closing stages to drive them on. “We didn’t do ourselves justice last year and we’ll hope that the defeat to Celbridge acts as a learning curve because we have a really young team,” noted Franks. Ardclough’s journey to the final has been a little rockier. The structure of the Kildare Senior Hurling Championship means that you can be afforded a couple of chances to get things right, and Ardclough have needed that. They’ve managed to make a county final despite losing twice and drawing once, with just two wins in their campaign to date, and they’ve also fallen at the hands of Sunday’s opponents in round three. Bridging an 11-year gap to when they last brought the title back to the north of the county is the mission at hand on Sunday, and though they are underdogs, there is enough talent within their ranks to cause an upset. With Paudi Ryan controlling their defence from centre-back they have a real lynchpin, and his role in cutting out the supply to an inside forward line that will likely contain Brian Byrne and Jack Sheridan will be key. Further out the field it has been Paul Fitzgerald and Tony Spain who have been instrumental in their run to the final, with the former providing a real spark in their attack and posting up decent scoring tallies from play. His brother Martin is the star name on the Ardclough team, and though his form has yet to really peak, a county final could bring out the best in the former Kildare player. When looking at the two teams on paper and on their 2017 form, it’s hard to see anything but a Naas win on Sunday. If Naas do finally get over the line it could be the beginning of a golden period for the club, and while Ardclough will present a physical challenge that will push them greatly, one has to imagine the County Town side will get it done.

Mick Purcell in action for Naas in the SHC semi-final win over Celbridge

Feely and Flynn land All-Star nominations By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

After a season in which Kildare showed plenty of promise - and a little progress - in the championship, two of the standout players from the Lilywhites' ranks have been reward-

ed with All-Star nominations. Midfielder Kevin Feely and full-forward Daniel Flynn have been named on the 45-man shortlist for the PwC All-Star Football Nominations, joining players from 10 other counties on the shortlist for the award. Recently crowned All-Ireland champions, Dublin, have the most with 13,

while Mayo's long run to the championship final sees them rewarded with 12 nominations. Feely is one of six players shortlisted for the midfield slot after he starred in defeat to Dublin in the Leinster final, alongside fine performances against Laois, Meath and Armagh. Flynn scored 2-10 from

2017 Courtyard Hotel Leixlip Intermediate Football Championship

Sat, 23 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (2017 Courtyard Hotel Leixlip Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final), Kilcock 2-11 Monasterevan 0-9 Sat, 23 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (2017 Courtyard Hotel Leixlip Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final), Raheens 0-16 Clogherinkoe 0-10

2017 Tom Cross Junior Football Championship Final

Sun, 24 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (2017 Tom Cross Junior Football Championship Final), Ballymore Eustace 3-18 Caragh 1-4

2017 Joe Mallon Renault Motors Relegation Final

Sun, 24 Sep, Venue: Hawkfield , (2017 Joe Mallon Renault Motors Relegation Final), Eadestown 3-12 Allenwood 1-13

2017 Manguard Plus Minor B Football Championship

Sat, 23 Sep, Venue: Robertstown, (2017 Mangaurd Plus Minor B championship QF Replay), St. Edwards 3-11 Aylmer Gaels 2-7

2017 Manguard Plus Minor Football C Championship Final Sun, 24 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (Final ), Raheens 4-14 St Laurence's 1-12

2017 Manguard Plus Minor Football D Championship Final Sun, 24 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (Final ), Miltown 4-10 Killard 3-6

2017 Reserve A Championship

Sat, 23 Sep, Venue: Newbridge, (Final ), Sarsfields 3-9 Moorefield 2-7

play across the four games, with his flamboyant and powerful style earning him plenty of admirers from all over the country during Kildare's campaign that ultimately ended with an All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Armagh. The remainder of the breakdown for awards is Tyrone 6, Kerry 5, Ros-

common, Kildare and Down each have 2 with Monaghan, Donegal and Armagh completing the high-profile line-up with one nomination each. The selections were voted on by a committee made up of Gaelic Games correspondents, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail.


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The Courtyard Leixlip IFC semi-final By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

A brilliantly dominant performance from Raheens ensured that they made it to the Intermediate Championship final for the second time in three years, and judging on this display they will be massive favourites when they take on Kilcock in a couple of weeks’ time. Having suffered heartbreak against Castledermot in 2015, it has been a long road back to a county final for the Caragh club, but they deservedly take their place in the decider following a game in which each and everyone one of their players performed excellently. For their part, Clogherinkoe were too overreliant on Jack Robinson who scored all but two of their points, while they only managed four from play in 60 minutes as a hungry Raheens defencce shut them down with ruthless efficiency. A thoroughly absorbing first half in which there was very

little between the teams finished with Raheens enjoying a slender advantage at the break as they led by 0-7 to 0-6, and perhaps Clogherinkoe would have been the more downtrodden going towards the dressing rooms at halftime as they had enjoyed the backing of a strong wind in the opening half. There were plenty of flash points early on too, as players from both sides clashed off the ball and referee Billy O'Connell had to get involved on occasion, though there were no cards brandished and things eventually settled down in the second quarter. The ever lively Jack Robinson opened up the scoring with a little over 60 seconds played as he cut down the right wing and flicked over a point from close range, but Raheens almost responded in brilliant fashion when Liam Power tore in on goal, but he blazed a shot to the left and wide of Simon McNevin's upright. The Caragh club did get off the mark in the third minute when Alan Igoe sold a brilliant couple of dummies and struck a sweet effort over off the outside of his boot, but Mark Nolan went one better at the other end as he cut in from the left wing and curled over a beauty from 35 metres to nudge his team back in front. Raheens took temporary control when they edged into

the lead for the first time in the eighth minute as a fisted point from Colm Power was followed by a well-taken left wing free from Igoe, as Raheens began to really run at the Clogherinkoe defence. If there can be one fault of this Clogherinkoe side, it is that they become a bit of over reliant on Jack Robinson, but maybe that's not so surprising when he performs to such a high standard so often. Along with the likes of Daniel Pike and Ciaran Gravin, the Kildare U21 star was taking the fight to Raheens superbly. He knocked over a free from 40 metres before brilliantly winning a ball out on front of his man and slotting over on the turn, with the aforementioned Gravin central to that move. Raheens midfielder Rory Hannick was moved to the edge of the square for the final 10 minutes of the first half, and the Mayo native caused plenty of damage during his brief spell there. He drove over a 20th minute point and also won a close range free that was converted by Igoe, while Paddy Woodgate(free) and David Malone also raised white flags for Declan O'Toole's side before the break. At the other end it was Robinson and Gravin who kept Clogherinkoe ticking over with a score apiece, though they went into the interval trailing by a point and facing into a strong wind in

Raheens midfielder David Fitzpatrick goes by the challenge of Mark Scanlon Photos by Pat Tinsley

the second half. That wind seemed to invigorate Raheens during the opening 10 minutes of the new half as they barely missed a beat, kicking to perfection, tackling with incredible hunger and taking the right option time and again. They scored five points on the trot that proved to be the winning of the game as their opponents barely made it up the other end of the pitch during that period, which got off to a great start two minutes in when Malone boomed over an excellent point from long range. Paddy Woodgate then slotted over a close range free, before a huge point from corner-back Jason Earley pushed them four clear with 35 minutes played. Woodgate added another free to his personal tally, before he then scored a wonderful point that personified the Raheens display as he hit his man, Joe Mulreaney, with a shoulder to turn possession over, ran towards goal and then curled over a lovely effort from 40 metres out. Robinson finally got Clogherinkoe's first score of the second half with a free, but that was immediately cancelled out by another sumptuous effort from Woodgate at the other end. Robinson again responded with a point from a placed ball, but it the Raheens defence had locked down the Clogherinkoe attack by this stage and it seemed like there

was no way back. Two points in quick succession from Colm Power and Igoe pushed Raheens seven points clear with 10 minutes left to play, and the final passages were more of a procession than anyone would have imagined before throw-in. Scorers for Raheens: P Woodgate 0-6(3f), A Igoe 0-4(3f), C Power and D Malone 0-2 each, R Hannick and J Earley 0-1 each. Scorers for Clogherinkoe: J Robinson 0-8(5f), C Gravin(1f) and M Nolan 0-1 each. Raheens D Campbell; S Crowley, M

Betts Symonds, J Earley; T Dore, C Earley, T Early(C Conlon 57mins); R Hannick, D Fitzpatrick; D Malone, P Woodgate(M McMahon 61mins), A Igoe(R Donnelly 55mins); C Power(A Campbell 61mins), L Power, M Waters(N Byrne 42mins). Clogherinkoe S McNevin; C Grehan, S McEvoy, M O'Rourke; E McMonagle, J Mulreaney, C Swan(E Lynch 58mins); D Grehan, D Pike; C McMonagle, R Dunne(G Bassett BC 40mins), D Hanley(R Phelan 45mins); J Robinson, C Gravin(K Wilkinson 43mins), M Nolan.

David Malone impressed for Raheens in their win over Clogherinkoe.


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Surprise package Kilcock punish wasteful Monasterevan to reach decider Monasterevan

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The Courtard Hotel Leixlip IFC semifinal By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

A hugely wasteful performance from Monasterevan was punished by a clinical Kilcock side who have become the surprise package in this year's Intermediate Championship, making it all the way to the final after winning every game on their journey thus far. Their win was set up by a fine second half purple patch in which they scored 1-5 without response as they pulled away from their opponents, and Monasterevan will rue a clutch of missed opportunities as they crash out of the championship despite looking well poised to make it to a final in their first year back in the intermediate ranks. Monasterevan had all the territory and the lion’s share of possession throughout a first half that they seemed to dominate, so the fact that they went into the break level after enjoying the backing of a strong breeze would have been somewhat perplexing to Brian Longeran and his management team. They struck seven wides and also dropped a couple of shots into Kilcock goalkeeper Ciaran Heneghan’s hands, and were it not for a couple of late scores in the half from Padraig Nash and Eoin Stapleton, they would have trailed at the

break. Kilcock’s decision to play Eoin Powderly as a sweeper on front of a Monasterevan two-man full-forward line paid dividends, with the supply lines to Nash and Kevin Mulpeter cut out for large swathes of the opening half. At the other end, Kilcock were efficiency personified, kicking just two wides as they made the most of their limited jaunts up the field. It looked good early on for Monasterevan – wearing a new all white strip – as they hit the front with their first shot in the opening minute when Nash looped over a fine score from distance, but they began to hit wide after wide from that point onwards. There was no score for the next 10 minutes, but when it did arrive it was against the run of play as Kilcock struck a vital goal. The space seemed to open up in a Monasterevan defence that had looked tight up to that point, and Conor Caulfield slipped a pass into Darren Acton whose tame shot down the middle crept past Monasterevan ‘keeper Colin McCabe despite him getting a hand to it. Nash responded with a free at the other end, but they could have easily conceded a second goal straight after when Caulfield again provided the pass to play Ferghal O’Brien in on goal, this time McCabe managed to save superbly from point-blank range however. A couple of points arrived at the other end for Monasterevan in the space of 60 seconds around the 20th minute mark, with Wayne Fitzpatrick angling over his first free of the day, before Ryan Bannon drove over a close range point straight after. That score had put the

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south Kildare club back into the lead, but Kilcock soon enjoyed their best spell of the half when they clipped over three points in the space of five minutes. It was the hugely influential Caulfield who levelled matters with a fine effort, before David Duke slotted over a couple in quick succession, the first of which was well set up by the lively Acton. Despite their poor scoring return in the first half, Monasterevan managed to pull themselves level before the break thanks to those two points from Stapleton and Nash, leaving it a tied game at 0-6 to 1-3. When Wayne Fitzpatrick knocked over two frees early in the second half to restore the Monasterevan advantage it looked as if they were poised to kick on, but their challenge fell apart completely after that. They remained in their defensive shape for almost the entirety of the second half as they watched Kilcock kick 1-5 without response, and the only tactical changes made to their system was to bring Christy Dempsey back on in full forward after he had been substituted at half-time, with the midfielder coming back in when Gavin Worrell was black carded. The south Kildare men continued to kick wides and waste scoring opportunities throughout the second half, and once Kilcock hit their stride there was no stopping their momentum. Acton kicked off their purple patch with a point, and while another score took nine minutes to arrive, when it did it heralded their best spell of the game. Shane O'Rourke finally managed to wriggle away from the attentions of John O'Toole for long enough to kick two splendid points

that put Declan Gibbons' side back into the lead, and further points from Sean Maguire and David Duke put them firmly in control. The game was over as a contest soon after as hulking fullforward Ciarán Murray got on the end of a pass from O'Brien and finished to the net. That put them six points clear, and judging from what had gone before, Monasterevan were never likely to make up the deficit. Their only point from play in the second half came late on from Cormac Stapleton, but late scores from Paul O'Brien, David Duke and Eoin Flanagan put the gloss on their final tally. Scorers for Monasterevan: W Fitzpatrick(3f) and P Nash(2f) 0-3 each, E Stapleton, C Stapleton and R Bannon 0-1 each. Scorers for Kilcock: D Duke 0-4, D Acton 1-1, C Murray 1-0, S O'Rourke 0-2, P O'Brien, S Maguire, C Caulfield and E Flanagan 0-1 each. Monasterevan C McCabe; J O'Toole, D Maher, D Dunne; K Dunne, G Worrell(C Dempsey BC 54mins), C Stapleton; C Dempsey(L Havens HT), P Maloney; E Stapleton, W Fitzpatrick, R Bannon; K Mulpeter(C Brady 45mins), S O'Loughlin(M Kelly 24mins), P Nash. Kilcock C Heneghan; C Sheridan, E Fitzpatrick, E Powderly; D Keane, J Gibbons, M Durkan(P Kelly 50mins); D Courtney, C Caulfield; D Duke, F O'Brien, D McArdle(C Murray 40mins); D Acton(P O'Brien 48mins), S Maguire(W Bright 53mins), S O'Rourke(E Flanagan 60mins).

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Murphy’s Law and Eoin’s goals propel Ballymore to junior title Ballymore Eustace

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There was always a sense that Ballymore Eustace were too good for the junior grade when they were relegated from the Intermediate Championship last year, and while at times they looked rocky on their road to the county title in 2017, they showed all their class and experience on Sunday to heap misery on Caragh and enjoy a 20-point victory. Eoin Kavanagh and Niall Murphy were the stars of the show as they struck a scintillating tally of 3-11 between them, and it was the former who bagged all three goals that ultimately proved to be the killer blows to the Caragh cause. The losers will certainly be down after failing to perform to their usual standard on the big occasion, but they are a strong enough team to come back next year and challenge for a championship that looks wide open now that Ballymore are gone. For the winners, they will turn their

focus on a Leinster Championship campaign that holds plenty of promise as they look to emulate the heroics of 2010 when they won the provincial Intermediate Championship. While Ballymore Eustace began the game brightly thanks to a fine Gerry Fennell point following a darting run down the right wing, the game never seemed to fully settle down in the opening 20 minutes. A number of injuries - none too serious - throughout the first half meant that a clutch of stoppages put the skids on the game ever truly coming to life, and that may have suited Caragh as any time there was a sustained spell of play it was Ballymore who held the upper hand.  Caragh just about held onto the coattails of their opponents during the opening 30 minutes, but the harsh truth is that if Jake Corrigan hadn't netted a seventh minute goal things could have been much worse. It was a fabulous goal that showcased the corner-forward's brilliant goalscorer's instinct as he moved away from his marker to create space, caught an inch-perfect pass from Matthew Keane, and then coolly slotted it low beyond goalkeeper Patrick Murphy. Ballymore quickly set about limiting the damage, and it was the excellent Shane Barrett who chalked up their second score with a fine effort off the outside of his boot. There was nearly

a second goal down at the other end within moments however, and Corrigan was central once again as he swept a low cross from the left wing into the goalmouth, but Evan Dempsey failed to get enough purchase on his effort to trouble Murphy. Niall Murphy, who starred for the minors last year when they captured the B Championship title, was enjoying a rather mixed game as he struck a number of wides during the opening half but also managed a brilliant score from the left wing. A Dan Campbell point in the 14th minute was the first time that Caragh raised a white flag in the final, but Barrett responded once again with another close range score into the Town End. Kevin Dempsey's eighteenth minute point was the most bizarre of the afternoon as his attempted pass to Keane had too much power on it, bounced around five metres out from goal and then went over. That was where the luck would end for Philip Casey's side however, as Ballymore finally hit their stride and began to unleash their full array of threats on the Caragh backline. Kavanagh bagged the goal that changed from close range after being found by the lively Slevin, and a point from Barrett soon after pushed the men from the Wicklow border three points clear. Another goal in the 25th minute from Kavanagh killed the game off, and it was as much to

Ballymore Eustace goalkeeper Patrick Murphy prevents a late Caragh goal..

do with a lapse in concentration as any Ballymore brilliance. William O'Donoghue's hanging ball into the area was punched clear towards the edge of the area, but Kavanagh was on hand to sweep it in from that distance and put his side into a 2-5 to 0-2 lead. Clearly confident following a couple of quickfire goals, Kavanagh then added his first point of the day with a fine effort, before Barrett finished off a brilliant individual performance in the first half as he bagged his third point from play on the stroke of half time to leave his side in a commanding lead of 2-7 to 1-2 at the interval. The second half was nothing short of a procession for Stephen Foley's men as they continued to tag on points to enhance their lead, and they never really had to step it up any further gears to ensure their win. From the moment that Caolan Halpin strode forward to bang over an excellent point from the left wing it was obvious that there was no stopping Ballymore, and a point soon after from Murphy further fluctuated their lead. All the men in maroon could manage during the second half were a couple of points from Corrigan frees, and they were well spread out between points from Murphy and Kavanagh. Matters worsened for them when full-back Ivan Moran was sent off

for a heavy frontal challenge on Fennell, leaving an already uphill task insurmountable. Ballymore eased towards the finish line as Murphy and Kavanagh continued to slot over points as space became more readily available, with the latter netting a 56th minute goal to complete his hat-trick and cap a man of the match display. Scorers for Ballymore Eustace: E Kavanagh 3-4(1f), N Murphy 0-7, S Barrett 0-3, C Halpin 0-2, G Fennell and M Slevin 0-1 each. Scorers for Caragh:  J Corrigan 1-2(2f), D Campbell and K Dempsey 0-1 each. Ballymore Eustace P Murphy; D Kellehe(J Burke Hayes 58mins), M Barrett, M Stewart Byrne; S Davis(J Meehan 39mins), K Conway, S Dwyer; T Grace, C Halpin; S Barrett, E Kavanagh, G Fennell(P Maloney 56mins); M Slevin(R O'Malley 43mins), W O'Donoghue, N Murphy. Caragh K Gannon; J Moore(M Brennan 52mins), I Moran, T O'Hara; P Madigan(A Byrne 53mins), E Garry, M Keane(M Behan 25mins) ; K Connor, A Nevin; L Behan(D Campbell 40mins), E Dempsey, D Campbell; J Corrigan, C Delaney(S Doyle HT), K Dempsey(R Quinn 51mins).


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The Ballymore Eustace team that captured the Tom Cross JFC title.

Ballymore Eustace forward William O'Donoghue assesses his options.

Young gun Murphy hoping to emulate 2010 heroes in Leinster campaign By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

Seven years ago Niall Murphy was a 12-year-old child watching on as his local club captured the Leinster Intermediate Football Championship, and now he is spearheading that side’s jaunt back into the provincial competition. Murphy scored seven points from play in a scintillating performance as Ballymore Eustace bounced straight back up to the intermediate grade by beating Caragh in Sunday’s Junior Championship final, and he and his teammates will now have grand designs on making waves in Leinster once again this year. “It opened up at the end there; it wasn’t all the winning scores,” laughed Murphy when asked about his own scoring display. “Some of the boys were working there, just doing savage work around midfield. I though Caolan Halpin in particular in midfield was just superb today. It’s just great to get the win.” After the club’s relegation to the junior ranks in 2016 they were always strong favourites to go back up, but they still needed to put in the performances and get the mindset right to move back up to the second tier of Kildare club football. A great influx of young players in the past couple of years has helped to forge a finely balanced team. There is plenty of experience from the likes of Tadhg Grace, William O’Donoghue, Eoin Kavanagh and Gerry Fennell who are all over 30, while nine of the starting team on Sunday are 22 or younger. At 19, Murphy is one of the youngest of the litter, but he is certainly one of the most important. “It’s great for everyone,” he said. “Our team is a bit split; we’ve older lads and we’ve younger lads and for us younger lads I suppose it’s just our job to get up and win this one

Eoin Kavanagh was part of the Ballymore team that won the Leinster IFC in 2010.

for the older boys. We’d a tough year last year being relegated down from intermediate; things weren’t going our way, but this year we had great management coming in like Kev McNally and it’s just great to get back up there and kick on now. I don’t think any of us are finished now, we want to kick on and have a lash at Leinster.” He still remembers back to the days when some of his elder teammates lifted the Leinster title, and he admits that it feels somewhat surreal to be involved now.

“Even when I was younger doing the scoreboard up at the club and the Leinster final and thinking it’d be great to get out and play with those lads. It’s a great feeling; it’s surreal nearly to be here now and winning when I’m here too.” Eoin Kavanagh, who starred for Ballymore Eustace as he clocked 3-4 in a ruthless display of finishing, was delighted to see Murphy and some of the younger players step up on against Caragh, and he wouldn’t mind another crack at winning a Leinster title again.

“He can take over from me anyway,” he said of Murphy’s scoring rate. “There’s a great few young lads coming up through the ranks there, we had a bit of a lull there for a couple of years but they’re going buy in now. We’ll take one step as it is. Next match, we’ll obviously want to go and win it, but if it happens it happens. Asked about what it feels like to net a hat-trick of goals in a county final, Kavanagh said;

“As a scorer you never go out thinking you’re going to score three goals, it just never happens. When you just take your mind off it and when you’re in a team like that who set most of them goals up and I was happy enough just finishing them off. “It was a bad couple of years when we went down, but it’s great to bounce straight back up. We’ve a great panel there, it just didn’t work out for us last year or the year before, but look, these things happen.”


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Big weekend in Kildare GAA as championships reach boiling point

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Eddie Heavey will be key to the Moorefield attack on Saturday Photo by Pat Tinsley.

Sean Hurley will be a key performer for Johnstownbridge in midfield against Celbridge. Photo by Pat Tinsley

By Patrick Ward sport@kildarepost.com

It is another big weekend of club action in Kildare as four teams battle it out for a place in the Joe Mallon Senior Football Championship

final on Saturday, with both semifinals taking place in St Conleth’s Park. Both games look incredibly even on paper as the four most impressive teams in this year’s championship come up against each other, with Celbridge and Johnstown-

bridge the first two out on Saturday at 3pm. Directly after is the meeting of Athy and Moorefield as the beaten finalists from 2015 and 2016 look to make it back into the decider. On Sunday, the Haven Hire Senior Hurling Championship takes centrestage, and this sees the 2015 beaten

finalists, Ardclough, come up against last year’s runners up Naas. Before that is the Intermediate Championship final where Naas will take on Celbridge, while Eire Og/ Corrachoill and Naas will meet in the Minor A Championship final at 2pm.

Both Minor A Championship semifinals will also be contested over the weekend, the first of which will be between Naas and Sarsfields on Friday in Hawkfield at 8pm, before Carbury and Clane meet in the other semi-final on Sunday in Hawkfield at 6.30pm.


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