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Sharon Badu, Melanie Chiriacescqu and Zainab Adeyemi are pictured at Ballinteer Community School Graduation Day recently. For full Gallery see page 6. Picture: Rose Comiskey

Valiant Flossie leads way for plastic-free sea REBECCA RYAN

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AN 11-year-old beach clean activist is making waves in her efforts to make our oceans plastic free. Flossie Donnelly from Sandycove, led a crowd of several hundred enthusiasts through the

streets of Dun Laoghaire last Saturday to call for a “Plastic Free Irish Sea”. ‘March for the Oceans’ was one of dozens of events to take place around the globe in recognition of World Ocean Day. After the march, Flossie thanked everyone for joining her and said: “We can make a big differ-

ence to the health of our oceans by making a few small changes. “Use reusable coffee cups and drinks bottles and refuse plastic straws. We should also ask our politicians to do more to reduce plastic packaging.” FULL STORY ON PAGE 3

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Flossie leads ‘March for the Ocean’ in war against plastic  REBECCA RYAN


ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD beach clean activist, Flossie Donnelly, led a crowd of several hundred enthusiasts through the streets of Dun Laoghaire last Saturday, to call for an end to plastic pollution. Flossie’s ‘March for the Oceans’ was one of dozens of events to take place around the globe in recognition of World Ocean Day. Joining the marchers were An Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Murphy, Rich-

Flossie (inset) and friends with the Beachcleaners banner. Pictures: Fabrice Jolivet

ard Boyd Barrett TD, Cllr Cormac Devlin and Cllr Mary Fayne, who took up Flossie’s call for a ‘Plastic Free Irish Sea’.

After the march, Flossie thanked everyone for joining her and said: “We can make a big difference to the health of

our oceans by making a few small changes. Use reusable coffee cups and drinks bottles and refuse plastic straws.

We should also ask our politicians to do more to reduce plastic packaging.” Speaking at the march, D e a n E a to n , a c t i n g environmental awareness officer for Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county counc il said: “We are delighted to support Flossie in her quest to save our oceans and would encourage everyone to reduce their reliance on plastic.” In recognition of World Ocean Day, legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough issued a statement via the BBC: “The presence of the ocean touches every living thing no matter where it lives. The air we breathe and the

water we consume are ultimately linked to the seas. “The ocean drives our weather and stabilises our climate. Nowhere is more powerful and unforgiving, yet more beautiful and endlessly fascinating,” Attenborough narrates. “We all need a healthy o c e a n , s o we m u s t change our ways. Together with the right management we can repopulate the seas. “We can reduce marine pollution and minimise the impact of ocean acidification. The oceans’ power of regeneration is remarkable if we just offer it the chance. It’s not too late,” added Attenborough.

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‘Local legend’ Kathleen celebrates turning 100 REBECCA RYAN

A CHAMPION Irish dancer from Dun Laoghaire is turning 100 years old next week. Kathleen Bastable, known to many as Miss Bunty, was born on June 21, 1918. Her mother died when she was born, and she was raised by her mother’s friend in Dun Laoghaire. Kathleen started dancing when she aged three. She had such a passion for Irish dancing that at the age of 18 she founded her own school, The St Colmcille School of Irish Dancing. She married and had four children Mary, Carole, Adrienne and Colum. She became a single mother shortly after the birth of her youngest child when her marriage broke up and with the support of her parents, she raised them while continuing to teach and expand her dance school.

Kathleen has taught many Dancing Commission. She was given a special medal Irish dancers, including wellknown Irish dancer Kevin in honour of her contributions to Irish Dancing and as the longest Massey and Michael Flatley. She is much-loved in the Dun Laoghaire community and is known for her countless fund raising and charity dances over the years. She was also behind the dance d i s p l ays o n D u n Laoghaire pier for summer visitors, and in St Michael’s Church on St Patrick’s Day. She taught Irish dancing until the age Kathleen Bastable of 93, with the help of her senior and former students. serving member of the CommisHer students ranged in age from sion. Speaking on a tribute video three to 60 years old. In 2006, on the 70th anni- made by local Holly Dowling versary of her teaching career, for a college project ‘celebrating she was recognised by the Irish local legends in the community,’

Kathleen told the story about how she got into teaching Irish dancing. She said: “A girl I went to school with had a younger sister called Alina Feeley. [They] came around to me to ask me about dancing, and that’s how I started, here in the house. When the numbers got too big, I went down to the Workman’s Club and I was a teacher down there for two days a week, on a Tuesday and Friday.” On the video she said that to teach children it is important to have patience: “Anybody who teaches children and are cross with them shouldn’t be teach-

ing children. If you’re cross with a child, they will be frightened away.” Looking back on moments in her life in the video, she recalled teaching Kevin Massey and said: “He really and truly was a marvellous dancer.” She also remembered where she once danced with Eamon de Valera. She said: “We went to an exhibition in the Mansion House. After they had a ceili and one of the fellas took me up to dance, de Valera came into my group and I danced with him for a bit.” Kathleen’s son Colum told Dublin Gazette: “Our family is very proud of her accomplishments and contributions to traditional Irish Dancing over her entire lifetime.” He said the family will celebrate his mother’s 100th birthday on June 21 having afternoon tea in Killiney.


Grow your gardening knowledge WITH the recent turn of good weather many thoughts turn to our gardens, balconies or terraces. Woodie’s Super Garden Judge and creator of ‘From Moving Statues to Moving Equality’ at Bloom, Brian Burke, will be on hand at Woodie’s Store in Carrickmines this weekend giving free gardening advice and tips. Brian will be joined by RTE Super Garden’s Tzvetanka McFadden. Bulgarian born Tzvetanka featured in the second episode of Super Garden, where she transferred the garden of the Byrne family home in Harold’s Cross. You can catch Brian and Tzvetanka at Woodie’s Carrickmines, The Park this Saturday June 16th 12-2pm - and don’t forget to bring a picture of your garden.

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Gardens to go in new Dublin bus corridor plan RACHEL D’ARCY and REBECCA RYAN

OVER 1,300 people may lose their front gardens as part of plans by the National Transport Authority to introduce 16 new ‘high speed’ bus corridors across the city and county. It is believed that the NTA will try to acquire these gardens through a compulsory purchase order, as part of new core bus corridor routes that were revealed in a report last Tuesday. Under the plans, there will be 16 new ‘high speed’ bus routes created across the city, with 230km of bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes to be built over the course of a decade. The 16 routes will include Rathfarnham, Bray and UCD to the city

centre, Blackrock to Merrion and more. There will also be a new ‘simpler’ fare structure for bus users, with a new ticketing system set to be introduced, as well as the ability for passengers to pay with credit cards and mobile phones for more convenient payment. The NTA warned that because there is ‘so little unused space’ along some of the desired routes, that it will ‘often not be possible’ for the new bus and cycle lanes to be constructed in the ‘width available’, suggesting that extra land will need to be purchased. In the report, the NTA said: “Every feasible option will be looked at to minimise the disruption to people, their properties and the wider local community.

“Where there is simply no viable alternative, and where we know we have to remove trees, parts of gardens or parking, we will ensure appropriate mitigation measures are put in place.” They have also acknowledged that the impact of the project ‘will mean different things to different people’ and that this is why they are ‘stating [the issues] clearly at this early stage’. Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin welcomed the Core Bus Corridors Project report, but said it is essential that both land-owners and transports users have their say in the planning process. “In some instances, improvements in bus services can be achieved by diverting or restricting cars at peak times rather than by road widening. “Road widening can be devastating for householders and businesses and will have to be carefully assessed to determine if it is the right solution from a social or economic point of view.” Deputy Martin also


School has a new principal

The ‘Bus Connects’ plan aims to slash public transport journey times in half

said that it is crucial that congestion on the M50 is tackled. “A reliable bus alternative needs to be provided and this requires high quality orbital bus routes to be brought in sooner rather than later in the process, particularly in Dublin Rathdown.”

Minister Shane Ross told Dublin Gazette: “The bus is the workhorse of this sustainable transport system. Congestion will be dramatically reduced. Commuters from Dundrum, Dun Laoghaire, Stepaside, Ballinteer and other local areas will benefit hugely from this ini-

tiative. “Yes, there will be disruption to some areas, but it will be well worth the effort in the long run. I strongly urge people to check out the Bus Connects website for yourself and join the discussion. This is your city, we need your help to develop it.”

Fundraising event Gathering of descendants from Leinster Ship disaster for St Attracta’s

ST ATTRACTA’S Senior and Junior schools are holding a fundraiser on Sunday, June 17 from 12-4pm. The Patents Association has been organising a summer fair for the last number of years to raise funds for both schools. It is a family fun day out with activities including an obstacle course, bouncy castle, photo booth, sports, face painting, arts and crafts, brick a brac, food and refreshments and lots more. There are also many fantastic prizes to be won throughout the day. Everyone is welcome.

A “Gathering” of all Mail Boat Leinster descendants will take place in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, on Sunday, June 17 commencing at 3pm. The Leinster ship was sunk off Dun Laoghaire in 1918, with the loss of over 550 lives. Plans are well underway to mark the centenary next October, which will include an official state commemorative event. The sinking of the mail boat proved to be the worst ever recorded disaster on the Irish Sea and arguably the most significant World War 1 event to impact the Irish nation.

A NEW principal for Rathdown Junior School has been announced. Dermot Dix has been headmaster of Headfort School in Kells, County Meath since 2003. His school years were spent in independent education, first as a student of Headfort, and later in St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham. He holds a Bachelor of History from Trinity College and a Masters of History from Pembroke College in Cambridge, and has published a number of academic contributions in the field of history. Prior to commencing his work at Headfort, Dermot spent 16 years in New York teaching History. This included several years at The Dalton School in Manhattan, which is routinely ranked among the top private high schools in the United States. Dermot has been dedicated to the field of education for over 30 years, 15 of which as Headmaster. He is married to Chandana Mathur, who lectures in Anthropology at Maynooth University. The couple has one son, Conall, aged 19. Dermot is looking forward to working with the whole Rathdown Junior School community. The School said: “We are excited to have Dermot lead the Junior School effective August 13. We believe he will build on the excellence in education we expect of our school as well as the culture and community. “The Board remain most grateful for the contributions made by Ms Kiara Drake throughout her time as principal.”

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Megan O’Leary with Ashley Clinton Student of the year Catriona McGeardy with her mum Esther

Kerry White, Rebecca Tyrrell and Mollie Cohen. Pictures: Rose Comiskey

Margaret O’Brien, dean of First Year with teacher Michelle Chandler

Anne Starrs with her son Mathew

Ballinteer Community School Graduation

John Glynn, Student of the year, Eoghan Gaffney-Glynn and Iris Gaffney-Glynn

Jamie and Marcus Dempsey-McGrath

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Housing high on agenda for new Cathaoirleach REBECCA RYAN

COUNCILLOR Ossian Smyth has been elected Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Cllr Smyth was elected to the County Council in 2014 to represent the Dun Laoghaire Ward and has become the first ever Green Party mayor. He was educated at Trinity College and works as an Information Systems Project Manager in St Vincent’s Hospital. Cllr Smyth volunteers as a mentor at a local CoderDojo, teaching young people computer programming and other technical skills. Speaking at the AGM, the newly-elected Cathaoirleach said housing and environment are high on his agenda: “I want to see a greener county as we

move away from the use of pesticides; I want to see more of the Council fleet change over to electric vehicles; I want our children to be able to safely cycle to school and I want

Martha Lynam, the new Mayor of Dundrum

to ensure that the quality of the water at our beaches is tested and communicated to the public in a timely manner.” He said he would also like to see “further progress” being made in tack-

ling the housing crisis and that he will ensure the housing construction targets set for the council “will be met”. Green Party Deputy Leader, Catherine Martin TD, congratulated Cllr Smyth on his election. Deputy Martin, who previously served on DLR County Council, said: “I’m delighted for Ossian, and delighted that Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown will be represented by a Green Party Mayor. Ossian will be a fantastic ambassador for our area, and I wish him well in the year ahead.” Councillor Mary Fayne was also elected Leas Chathaoirleach at the meeting. She is a representative of the Fine Gael Party, was elected in the Dun Laoghaire Local Electoral Area in 2014. Born and raised in Dun Laoghaire, Councillor Fayne was educated in St Mary’s Dominican Con-

vent, and has strong ties with Cuala GAA Club and Seapoint Rugby Club. A new Mayor of Dundrum has also been elected, with Martha Lynam taking up the new role. Ms Lynam told Dublin Gazette she was thrilled to be chosen: “I’m so delighted and honoured to be chosen Lord Mayor of Dundrum. “I’m looking forward to getting involved in the festival and the community. They put so much hard work into it,” said Ms Lynam. She is married to Tony and they have five children and nine grandkids. Among their grandkids are triplets, three boys aged three who live in Scotland. Ms Lynam is also a volunteer in local station Dublin South FM for the last 20 years. She broadcasts every Tuesday at 4pm on a programme for senior citizens called Memory Lane.

FASTNews Learn about Dalkey’s rich literary history

Councillor Ossian Smyth has been elected Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Picture: Peter Cavanagh Photography

Councillor Mary Fayne was elected Leas Chathaoirleach

THE ‘Maeve Binchy and famous Irish Writers Walk’ has returned to Dalkey. The guided walk starts at the Writers’ Gallery at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and is the perfect way to learn about Dalkey’s rich literary history. Visitors can discover how Maeve approached writing her novels and walk along the streets of Dalkey, enjoying snippets of work from Maeve, James Joyce, Flann O’Brien and more. The walk finishes in the beautiful Maeve Binchy Memorial Garden in Dalkey Library where there is a mosaic to Maeve’s memory. The walk lasts just under one hour and is fully microphoned to the lead tour guide for ease of listening. It is taking place every Friday until the end of September. Tickets must be prebooked and are €12.50. Telephone 01 2858366 or email info@dalkeycastle. com for booking. See www. dalkeycastle.com for more information.

Bringing a Roald Dahl Classic to the stage FOLLOWING on from the Sell-Out Success of Summer 2017’s James & the Giant Peach, this year Mill Productions will be bringing another Roald Dahl Classic to the stage. Fantastic Mr Fox plays from Wednesday to Sunday, June 13 to 24 2018 at the dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum Town Centre. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, with Matthew O’Brien as Mr Fox and Evelyn Shaw as Mrs Fox and a supporting cast, it’s suitable for all ages four plus. Book early to avoid disappointment. There is also a Fantastic Mr Fox Drama Workshop taking place on Sat 23rd June 2018 for 4 to 10 year olds. For more information see www.milltheatre.ie

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Zion Senior Branch, Rathgar - Katie Sheehy, Katherine McDermott and Iseult Law

Centenary Guides, Dundrum - Marsha Redmond, Ciara Kettle and Lucie Von Metzradt

Girl Guides take part in Eastern Region Camp in Larch Hill

Bray Guides - Katie Curran, Kate Slattery and Clara Richardson

Dun Olaf Guides, Dundrum - Caoimhe Moutray, Emily Powell, Sofia Galstyan and Olga Buckina

Bray Guides - Niamh Mahony, Sienna Guilfoyle and Roisin Hewitt

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Sophie McGlade, Hannah Murphy, Blaithin Ward, Tracey Wright and Ali O’Neill. Pictures: Peter Cavanagh Photography

Talented young musicians battle it out! T

HE grand final of Long Road to Longitude 2018 took place on June 8 at The Grainstore, Cabinteely. The winners were Opal Lights, Padraig MacMahon and Radical Centrists who will now go on to perform at Longitude in July at Marlay Park.

Ali O’Neill from Opal Lights

Lucy Ryan, Olivia Harrington, Maya Peters, Nathan Harrington and Molly Hirst

Top skills on show at Cumann na mBunscol Finals


N a hot June afternoon in Croke Park, spectators were served up a skilful and quality match as Hollypark Boys National School from Newpark took on St Marys National School Rathfarnham at the Cumann na mBunscol Finals. Pictures: Niall O’Connell

Ethan Hand, Oisin Keegan, Sam O’Neill, Dan Hogarty and Calum McAulay

Padraig MacMahon performing

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EING careful not to jinx it, the weather in Dublin has been absolutely glorious. When the sun’s out and it’s warm, usually two things spring to mind: beer gardens or where to get a good icecream. It’s far too warm to do the extra thinking so to save you swanning around in the heat, we’ve saved you the hassle. Whether it’s a classic 99’s, gelato, handmade sorbet or even trying something a little whackier like Smoked Salmon Ice Cream, here are some top ice-cream spots in Dublin.

TEDDY’S LOCATION: 1a Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire HIGHLIGHT: Classic whipped vanilla 99 HAVING a walk along Dun Laoghaire Pier and a Teddy’s ice-cream goes hand in hand. It’s been a tradition since the much-loved ice cream joint was established in 1950 by Teddy himself (real name Edward Jacob). With the old-fashioned charm, many opt for that classic, creamy vanilla 99 topped with a crumbly flake. They also have other flavours of ice-cream on offer as well as handmade sweets, boiled sweets, iced caramels, candyfloss and coffee. Queues are quite common at Teddy’s, but no one minds the wait. Once you get the top and your delicious ice-cream is handed out to you, the only thing that matters is getting stuck into that delicious ice-cream. You can now buy a Teddy’s cone at the end of Dun Laoghaire Pier too, or Bray Seafront.

MURPHY’S LOCATION: 27 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 HIGHLIGHT: Whacky flavours available SINCE 2000, brothers Sean and Kieran Murphy have been making their own ice-cream, which all began in Dingle. They don’t use colourings, flavourings or powdered milk, their brand is all about keeping it fresh from the farm milk, local cream, free range eggs and organic sugar. The brothers are quite fussy when it comes to quality ingredients and even make their own sea salt from Dingle sea water and distil Dingle rain to make their sorbets. They also temper chocolate, infuse alcohol and scrape vanilla beans by hand. Serving 16 flavours, 12 regular plus four special flavours, Murphy’s is also known for it’s quirky flavours. The staff are very friendly and will let you try samples until you decide on the right one.

GINO’S GELATO LOCATION: Grafton Street, Henry Street, George’s Street, and Blanchardstown, Liffey Valley and Jervis Street Shopping Centres HIGHLIGHT: Known brands like Ferrero Rocher or Toblerone being made into a Gelato GINO’S offers the best in authentic Italian gelato. The product is made fresh in each of their premises daily using quality ingredients, including their own organic milk from cows who graze on a farm by the Atlantic Ocean. They use no additives or preservatives. There is gluten-free flavours on the menu and it is suitable for vegetarians. It’s also low in fat, 5-6% compared to 10% plus in ice-creams and the flavours range from chocolate mixes to traditional fruits. It’s hard to walk by Gino’s without getting the sweet waft of their Belgian waffles and crepes also on offer.

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HOME & STYLE FORMER X-Factor judge and current Love Island host, Caroline Flack, has just launched her debut collaboration collection with high-street favourite, River Island.








The brother’s not quite a Ray of sunshine “WOULD ye look at the heads on the pair of them. “I wouldn’t trust either of them to run a bath, never mind run a bleedin’ country.” The brother has staged his own silent coup since he came over and has managed to commandeer the remote control. For some reason, he uses a different mug for every cup of tea he has. I’m fairly certain that reason is that he doesn’t know how to wash a cup because there was a line of used ones lined up beside his booted feet on the coffee table. Now, I’m not exactly Mr Homemaker or anything but I like a degree of tidiness around the place but that’s gone out the window since Ray arrived over. I wandered into the kitchen while

he was still roaring at the telly and found a stack of teabags sitting in the sink, dirty plates stacked high bedside the sink and three knives slathered with jam and butter wedged to the kitchen counter. “Any chance you could bring your butler over with ye next time, Ray?” I roar at him from the kitchen. “Wha’?” he says. “I can’t hear ye.” It’s difficult to hear anyone talking to you when you’ve got the volume of the telly up full whack. “I was asking if ye could bring your butler over with ye next time ye come over,” I says, walking back into the living room. “So he can take care of the trail of mess you leave in your wake.” “Ah lay off me Gaz,” he says, throwing his eyes up to Heav-

en. “I’m on me holidays. Herself is forever on me case at home to clean up after me. I just need to let loose a bit.”

I wouldn’t trust either of them to run a bath, never mind run a bleedin’ country

“There’s other reasons to tidy up after yourself apart from people getting on at you to do it, Ray,” I says to him. “Ye know, like not wanting to live in filth. That sort of thing.” At this, he bristles and purses his lips and narrows his eyes like he’d do when we were young fellas. “Would ye give over,” he exhales the words more than says them, all exasperated as if I’m asking him to give me a kidney or something. “I’ll sort it all out in a few minutes. I’ve been watching these pair of head the balls on the news here. “I can’t work out which one of them is worse. I can’t even work out which haircut is worse. How could either of them be in charge of country, never mind the two of them.” “Well one lost a popular vote but

got in because of a mad voting system that no one really understands and the other fella is basically there because of a serious case of nepotism,” I says to him. “Jaysus,” he says. “I still can’t get me head around it. They were saying Trump has a fella going round taping all his memos back together because he keeps ripping them up even though he’s not supposed to. “That’s hardly a job for someone to be doing. “It must be like picking up after a child.” “You’re not familiar with irony, are ye Ray?” I says to him. “Ah here, now you’re going too far,” he bellows at me. “I said I’d wash me dishes but I’m not doing your ironing.” I give up.

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It can be tricky to seek redress for any injuries IN IRELAND, if you have been involved in an accident, or subject to conditions that led to your injury/ailment, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, which most often requires legal expertise, knowledge and experience. All personal injury claims in Ireland must be assessed by an independent body known as The Injuries Board. Claims to the board and courts are both assessed on the medical evidence you provide from your doctor, and in some circumstances from an independent doctor appointed by the board. The award of compensation will be based on an assessment of damages due with regard to the extent of your injuries/ illness, and the circumstances leading to your illness/injuries. Where the respondent does not agree to the assessment by the board, or where either party rejects the board’s award, your case can then be referred to the courts. Applications for compensation cannot be made directly to the courts without the consent of the Injuries Board. Pe r s o n a l i n j u r i e s claims include road traffic accidents, with such accidents here being too commonplace. The primary causes of road traffic accidents

leading to deaths and injuries are: • Speed inappropriate for, or inconsistent with, the prevailing circumstances or driving conditions; • Impaired driving through alcohol, drugs (prescription or nonprescription), or fatigue; • A failure to use or properly use seatbelts and child safety restraints; • Unsafe behaviour towards/by vulnerable road users (such as pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, young children, older people). As such, the Injuries Board in Ireland sees thousands of road traffic accident claims each year. Accidents in Public Places In order to make a public liability compensation claim in Ireland, you must have sustained an injury due to the negligence of an individual or entity that owed you a duty of care, such as a premises owner. Accidents that occur in public places, bars, restaurants and result in injury may be resolved by making a public liability claim against the insurers of the premises. Such claims can be complicated, often require much legal assistance and input. Here is a step-by-step process to making a personal injury claim: 1. Get in touch with your solicitor to gain a

clear understanding of the claims process and your entitlements. 2. Request assistance in filling in a claim application form and compiling necessary documentation such as a medical report, images of injuries, accident report etc. This is a crucial and often determining factor in the board’s decision to accept or reject a claim. 3. Forward your application form to the Injuries Board of Ireland within three months of the incident leading to your injury/illness. 4. The Respondent (person who you are making a claim against) should receive notification of your claim from the board. 5. The Respondent, usually represented by an insurance company, agrees to the assessment of your claim by InjuriesBoard.ie. 6. You may need to attend a medical assessment carried out by an independent medical representative for the board. 7. InjuriesBoard.ie assess the amount of compensation (the monetary value of your claim). 8. The Claimant and Respondent both accept the amount of compensation. If the Respondent does not agree to an assessment by InjuriesBoard.ie, or if either side rejects the board’s award, the matter can then be referred to the courts.

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Dr Sinead Kane with helpers Saorlaith Quinn, Senan Quinn and Lily Smullen. Pictures: Sasko Lazarov


Help stop blindness with a bit of yellow MARK O’BRIEN

INSPIRATIONAL blind sporting hero and marathon runner Dr Sinead Kane joined some little pals decked out in their sunniest yellow to launch Sightsavers’ Bright for Sight campaign recently. Taking place on Friday, June 22, the charity is asking people from across Ireland to go Bright for Sight for the day, by wearing something yellow and making a donation to Sightsavers. The colour yellow has been chosen because it is the colour that stands out most to people with visual impairments. Dublin businesses taking part in Bright for Sight include Reddy Charlton Solicitors, The National Wax Museum, Like Charity and the International School of English, Harcourt Street. Laoise Keaveney, of The Wax Museum, said: “The National Wax Museum is delighted to be partnering with Sightsavers for the Bright For Sight campaign. To celebrate, the museum will be dressing some of our waxworks in bright yellow.” Sinead, who has only 5% vision and is registered as legally blind,

Lily Smullen and Senan Quinn

is the holder of a Guinness World Record for being the first blind person to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents. She completed the feat in less than seven days in January, 2017. She also made sporting history when she became the first visually-impaired Irish person to run an ultra-marathon in Ireland in 2015. Speaking about the campaign, she said: “Bright for Sight is such a fun and easy fundraiser to host. “Make sure to ask your friends, family and colleagues to get their

workplace involved and wear something yellow on June 22 and make a donation. “I’ll be wearing yellow proudly on the day and helping Sightsavers work to rid the world of avoidable blindness.” A staggering 285 million people around the world are visually impaired, of which 36 million are living with blindness. It’s a sad and startling fact that 75% of this is avoidable. A little donation can go a long way in a developing country. Just 17 cent can protect someone against the blinding disease, trachoma, while less than €2 provides a pair of glasses; €3 pays for a lens for a child’s cataract operation; €32 pays for a sight-restoring cataract operation for an adult; €104 can restore a child’s sight through a cataract operation; €530 can purchase the equipment to perform the surgery; and €1,745 can purchase a motorbike, helping Sightsavers’ surgeons save sight in poorest and most remote places. For further information about Bright for Sight, and to download a fundraising pack, see www.sightsavers.ie/bright.

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TODDLE WITH YOUR TEDDY AT BARNARDOS FAMILY FUN DAY IF you go down to the woods on June 24 - you’re sure of a big surprise. Barnardos children’s charity invites families to join them in Airfield Estate for an exciting Teddy Bear themed family fun day to celebrate the 15th Year of the Big Toddle for Barnardos sponsored by Toddlebox.ie. The event will be packed with outdoor fun for young children and all are encouraged to bring their teddies so they can Toddle with Teddy and join in at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Pictured are Lauren O’Brien from Drumcondra, Eddie Song from Cabra, Daisy Blue O’Leary from Glasnevin and Dawson Mooney from Drimnagh. Picture: Patrick Bolger

Toots & The Maytals ready for Dublin date

REGGAE legends Toots and the Maytals are coming to Dublin for what will be their first headline Irish show in eight years. Currently on an US Summer Tour, Toots and the Maytals European tour will arrive in The Tivoli on October 23. Toots is one of the true architects of reggae, so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs, written and recorded

by Toots and the Maytals, have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event “The Harder They Come”, the 1972 film that became an international sensation. A five-time Grammy nominee, Toots and The Maytals won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Reggae album with “True Love”. Tickets priced €36 plus booking fee from https://events.ticketbooth. eu/event/toots-the-maytals


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SOME OF THE LATEST EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN DUBLIN Karen Kelly and Rory Dignam in Meet Me In The Gardens. Photo by Lorna Fitzsimons

Unique theatre at Botanic Gardens

Lord Mayor’s Coach comes into Bloom

AS part of the Bloomsday events that are taking place in the City, the Lord Mayor’s Coach or ‘Lord Mayor’s Gingerbread Coach’ as it is referred to in James Joyce’s Ulysses will be on display on the forecourt of the Mansion House on June 16. The Mansion House will also be open for members of the public to walk through. There will also be some Bloomsday-related music and readings going on throughout the day including Caintairi Avondale performing ‘Singing Blooms song’ and Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher There are a number of other events being organised by local community groups in partnership with Dublin City Council – for details, please go to www.dublincity.ie/ Bloomsday.

A UNIQUE theatrical experience comes to the National Botanic Gardens this summer. Shiva Productions, in association with the OPW and Dublin City Council, are bringing to life a new site-specific theatrical experience, digging up the ghosts of the gardens’ riveting past. Based on true events and real-life characters, spanning the cholera epidemic to the onset of World War II, audiences will be taken on a thrilling ride through time before being jolted back to our technology-drenched present. Meet Me In The Gardens, a series of four short plays, will be performed in various locations within the picturesque grounds of the Glasnevin venue. Performances take place on June 24 at 2pm and 4pm, July 1 at 2pm & 4pm, July 7 at 2pm & 4pm and July 14 at 2pm & 4pm. Audience numbers are limited - Book early to avoid disappointment. Car park and amenities are on site. Tickets priced €11.40 are available via Eventbrite: The performance is not seated. Portable chairs are allowed, rugs to sit on are welcome, and umbrellas are advised. The venue is also wheelchair accessible.

Become a master at mobile photography

BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey has launched the #BlackBushStories collaboration series, showcasing and celebrating those who have gone against the grain to follow their passion and become champions in their chosen field. A collaboration with Dublin street photographer Freddy Kelly, a.k.a. Raw Dublin, will see the talented documentarian host a photography masterclass at Drury Buildings on Wednesday, June 30 in association with #BlackBushStories ambassador and acclaimed bartender Paul Rocks, who will offer a tasting session on some of Bushmills’ best loved whiskeys. Freddy is Dublin’s most talked about Instagram photographer of 2018, capturing visual stories from around his city that attract thousands of likes, comments and followers. The ‘Black Bush and Photography’ interactive event will see Freddy teaching attendees how to take great photos on their smartphones and cameras, sharing tips and tricks that can be applied straight away. To register for ‘Black Bush and Photography’ and for more information on the photography competition visit blackbushstories.com.



DUBLIN Gazette Newspaper have teamed up with Dogs Trust to help find homes for lost and abandoned dogs. Bran is a distinguished 10 year old Collie. Bran is a real foodie who adores his grub so getting to know him shouldn’t take too long. He seeks affection and attention but prefers a hands off approach, so he would be happiest snuggling at your side rather than being petted and fussed. He’s adorably handsome and a firm favourite with the staff in Dogs Trust, so if you’re looking for a gentleman to stick to your side like glue,

Bran could be the one for you. Bran may be an older chap but that doesn’t stop him! He absolutely adores his walks and is an agile chap who would love long rambles with his new family. If you think you can offer Bran a loving home, then p l e a se co n ta c t Dogs Trust at 01 879 1000. They are based in Finglas, just off exit 5 on the M50. Map and directions can be found on their website www.dogstrust.ie. You can also find them on Facebook w w w. fa ce b o o k . com/dogstrustirelandonline or Twitter @DogsTrust_IE.

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GOINGOUTOUT Jazz was just a starting point for BARQ’s eclectic sound

Fusion music for the masses




WE DON’T normally pick out a best ‘Night of the week’ – in fact, we’ve never done this before – but good Lord, talk about a fab four for Friday! You’re unusually spoiled for choice tonight, with your musical allegiances ready to be tested as four very different gigs look set to tear up the town with an unusually strong lineup, all in one memorable night. In no particular order ... The National will seize control of Donnybrook Stadium (tickets from €76), ready to briefly rule their own fake empire as they bring their Grammy-earning hits to town. Liam Gallagher will no doubt be at his chirpy, cheerful, cuddly best over at Malahide Castle (tickets from €50), with the mighty Mancunian, our kid – if anyone’s called him that in years – bringing his distinctive voice to town. Flight of the Conchords land at the 3Arena (tickets from €86), bringing their dynamic duo styliings to a stadium setting, where they’ll no doubt treat Dubs to one of their famous live, comedy-strewn performances. Taylor Swift holds court over at Croke Park (tickets from €74.50). One of the biggest stars in pop comes to town for two nights, bringing all the stadium-ready hits at the heart of ‘big gig’ season; let her shake off your stress.

JUNE 14 (THURSDAY) Paddy Casey @ Leopardstown Racecourse, €17 Skyfever @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), , €15 Dan Elliott @ Whelan’s, €10

JUNE 15 (FRIDAY) Bad Manners @ The Academy, €25 Let’s Set Sail + Carriages @ Whelan’s, €10

JUNE 16 (SATURDAY) Taylor Swift @ Croke Park, €74.50 Michael Malarkey @ Whelan’s, €18.50 The National @ Donnybrook Stadium, €76 Flight of the Conchords @ 3Arena, €86 Nile Rodgers and Chic @ Malahide Castle, €49.50 John Cale (Velvet Underground) @ National Concert Hall, €30

JUNE 17 (SUNDAY) Future Islands @ Donnybrook Stadium, €63 The Beach Boys @ Bord Gais Energy Theatre, €55 The Bionic Rats @ The Foggy Dew, Free

JUNE 19 (TUESDAY) The Ruby Sessions @ Doyle’s, €7

JUNE 20 (WEDNESDAY) Angie McMahon @ Whelan’s, €12

A PRODUCT of both a topclass education in jazz, and the inventive expansion of the Irish music scene in recent years, BARQ – a soulful, imaginative and lively Dublin act with a boisterous stage presence – are on a fast-rising path. Having featured on the cover of Hot Press and made the Irish Times’ list of 50 People To Watch in 2017, frontwoman Jess Kavanagh – who’s also worked with Hozier and Lethal Dialect – sees the band’s music very much as a fusion of its members’ varied influences. “The scene today comes from easy access to music all over the world,” she says. “When I grew up, you had a musical identity, like ‘I’m a rocker’, and you went to whatever section in Tower Records was selling the rock music. It was part of who you were. “People don’t consume music like that any more, it comes from a multitude of places now. Now, Ireland also has all these music and cultures that didn’t exist here ten years ago,” Stephen McHale adds.

Pictures: Dara Munnis


“As soon as people had MP3 players, I remember people started talking about different things – my friends listened to Malian bands, classical music, orchestral tracks, stuff like that. Odd tracks here and there. “It wasn’t so ‘vertical’; not the whole catalogue from one band, but a really wide range of genres. That was a big shift, and it affected everything. “We spent four years playing jazz, and that feeds into what we do, too. I don’t think we feature anything we don’t have some background in, so it feels authentic and natural to us, even if it does sound a little bit like ‘What is that?’ to outsiders. “It’s a combination of what we all listen to: jazz, Kendrick Lamar, stuff like that.” Of the early days, Kavanagh recalls: “Tommy

[Gray], drummer, was living in what we called ‘the jazz house’, and we spent a lot of time messing around with music. “We were listening to music around the kitchen table and drinking wine. There was a jazz quartet, a Motown group and then a hip-hop covers group before we got to BARQ. “We settled into a sound in the hip-hop covers band, and so when we started writing our own songs, the overall sound was already there. “I think we finished off the bat as a kind of ready, finished product with a sheen because of that background playing music for so long. “There was a concept to

begin with, and that’s really helped. The material is there to do an album; we’ll be sticking to one song at a time for now, though. “Hopefully, when we put out something big, they’ll be a larger audience there ready to hear it.” The process has been challenging, at times, and BARQ are careful about what they release. Kavanagh says: “With this generation, more than any other, your creative process is in the public eye in a way it hasn’t been before. “Every single, every part of our creative process is out there on Spotify. We need to take our time to make sure our style is right, and the songs are class.

“Essentially, we want every track on the album, when it does come, to be as good as the singles. “We had three songs recorded and ready to be released before we played our first gig. It was ready, and so was the full set, for festivals and stuff. “What we do is unashamedly, unavoidably political. There’s so much going on now, and I’m a very political person,” Kavanagh adds. “Like the style of our music, it feels completely natural to me. This is just who we are.” BARQ play the main stage on June 23 at Body and Soul, which takes place June 22-24 in Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath.

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Gregor’s all set for epic 30,000 MILE global race REBECCA RYAN

DUBLINER Gregor McGuckin is gearing up to set sail in an ambitious 30,000-mile global challenge. The 31-year-old will attempt to become the first Irish person to sail a non-stop, unassisted solo circumnavigation of the world by completing the prestigious Golden Globe 50th Anniversary Race 2018. Robin Knox-Johnston is the only person that has ever completed this epic race, covering approximately 30,000 miles, which has only been run once before, in 1968. Gregor is the only Irish sailor taking part, and is the second-youngest of the 19 sailors attempting the challenging race. Sailing from Les

Sables-d’Olonne, France on July 1, the solo sailors face a non-stop trip around the world, via the three Great Capes and returning to Les Sablesd’Olonne. The sail is expected to take approximately eight months to complete. Each sailor will be navigating with a traditional sextant and paper charts, without any electronic instruments or autopilots. They will hand-write their logs and determine the weather for themselves. All food to be used on the trip has to be carried on board to complete the 30,000-mile-long voyage. Ever thirsty for adventure, Gregor has been involved in the outdoors from an early age. Starting out climbing the hills and mountains

around Ireland, he soon discovered the sea and windsurfing and surfing became a daily part of his life. He chose sailing as his profession, starting as a dinghy coach, delivery skipper and in recent times, was the skipper of a 62ft yacht based in The Caribbean. He has logged more than 45,000 miles crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and many other passages around the world. Speaking of his participation in the Golden Globe Race, he said: “The excitement is really building. It will be tough having to cope with almost eight months of solitude and the challenges of the sea in all conditions. However, he said he has received an incredible

It looks ‘easy’ from this angle, but Gregor faces a gruelling solo sailing challenge in the Golden Globe race. Main picture: Peter Houlihan

amount of support: “None of this would be possible without the excellent support I have been getting from some truly inspirational people such as businessmen and sailors Enda O’Coineen and

Ulick McEvaddy, and my set of sponsors including Arkphire, who have been incredibly supportive of me from an early stage in this venture. “This is a dream come true for me and I hope I

can now push on and do everyone proud.” Support is also being provided by the Marine Institute, and throughout his journey, Gregor will be gathering data on the content of microplastic

pollution in the oceans he crosses. Sandyford-based and Irish-owned IT services and networking company, Arkphire, have also announced its support and sponsorship. Arkphire chief executive Paschal Naylor said: “We are delighted to support Gregor in this exciting endeavour, which will require tremendous sailing skills in addition to great qualities of preparation, planning and perseverance.”

Show your specs appeal MARK O’BRIEN

STEPS superstar Claire Richards (left) is encouraging glasses wearers across Dublin to submit their entries for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards before the deadline of Sunday, July 1 to be in with a chance of winning €12,000 cash. To enter Specsavers’ annual competition, simply wear your glasses with pride and share your best selfie via the Spectacle Wearer of the Year website, and you could be mingling with celebrities at the star-studded awards evening in London. Having picked up the Specs Appeal gong at last year’s awards, pop star

Claire (40) said: “I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day, and then a sexy cat’s eye frame the next. “Winning the Specs Appeal award last year was incredibly flattering and it was an honour to share a room with so many proud and fabulous glasses wearers. “I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers.” Seamus Breslin, store director at a number of Specsavers stores across Dublin, said: “This is the last chance for people in Dublin to showcase their specs appeal to the whole country.

“We’re encouraging glasses wearers to upload a selfie at loveglasses.specsavers.ie today. It couldn’t be easier.” The competition has five age categories (16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59, and over-60s) plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October. For each entry made, €1 will be donated to the National Council for the Blind, in Ireland. To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at https:// loveglasses.specsavers.ie/.

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John McColgan and Pauraic Moyles

Marty and Maria Whelan

Claire Whelan

Internationally renowned musician Sting. Pictures: Brian McEvoy

Denise Leavy and Anne Claffey

Cera Ward and Caitriona Perry

Sting’s musical The Last Ship docks in Dublin I

Cliondhna Denny, Aoife Kelly and Maria McDonnell

Oonagh Treble, Mary Ryan, Linda MacWilliams and Louise Fitzsimons

NTERNATIONALLY renowned musician Sting, along with other familiar faces, came to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the opening night of the singer’s stage hit. Sting’s The Last Ship is an emotional musical, written by The Police frontman, and was partly inspired by his hometown of Newcastle. It tells the story of the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard in Newcastle in the 1980s at the height of Thatcherism and how the local community dealt with losing the main source of their livelihoods.

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Reese Elliot, Ali Keating, Yvonne Keating and Ciara Elliot

Croia Fitzpatrick, Terrie McEvoy and Chrissie Fitzpatrick. Pictures: Andres Poveda

Premiere of Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom A HOST of well-known faces gathered for an evening of dinosaur discovery and excitement including a guided tour of Zoorassic World, Dublin Zoo’s home to reptiles past and present, followed by an exclusive screening of the second chapter of the Jurassic World film series. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sees the return of favourite characters and dinosaurs – along with new breeds more awe-inspiring than ever before.

Kelsey Daly and Lola Rose Bathe Kevin Sexton and Anna Geary

Amanda, Cillian, Brendan and Peter McCormack

Lynn and Zoe Humphreys

Ali and Robert O’Leary

Darren William and Kieran Doyle

Carly jones and Simon Collins

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Nothing new in latest dinosaur blockbuster

REMEMBER the very first Jurassic Park? At this stage, that was released so many years ago, it feels like a relic from another time. It’s more or less sitting on the same groundbreaking cinema shelf as L’Arrivee d’un Train en Gare de La Ciota (1896), a film which reportedly saw great alarm from panicked audiences watching a steam locomotive hurtling straight at them on the screen. Run! That feeling of genuine shock and awe would resurface many decades


later with Stephen Spielberg’s masterful, and first, Jurassic Park film. Although modern audiences aren’t quite as easy to manipulate as people confronted with steam trains, there was something of the early, heady days of genuine cinema magic about the first Jurassic Park film, which still holds up as an absolute

classic all this time later. Time, however, has not been kind to the franchise, with diminishing creative returns at least greeting subsequent additions to the series. At this stage, we’ve seen parks open, close, and open again, breeding an air of familiarity that’s stomped right alongside each new variation on a theme. The previous addition to the franchise was another underwhelming tale, adding in kids in peril (again), warnings about tinkering with science being ignored


@KevinDublin Hopefully it’ll be Kev to the rescue when we can’t open any damn jam jars

I got carded at the liquor store. While getting my ID out my Blockbuster card fell out. He laughed and said “Never mind.”

Jurassic World roared in to cinemas this summer.


Comes with 50 shades of excrutiating gags SOME glamorous grannies start reading the 50 Shades books, and decide they’d like some of the sexy, sexy times too with the silver-haired foxes in their lives. Yeesh. That’s the premise of Book Club (Cert 15A, 104 mins), which digs up a whole bunch of (ahem) mature actors and actresses, uses every bit of lighting and camera trickery known to man to de-age them, and starts lobbing in predictable gags about seniors’ sex drives. It’s all as wonderful and entertaining as that all sounds.


Not the most stellar of origins stories WIDELY regarded as the Star Wars film that nobody was asking for, Solo: A Star Wars Story (Cert 12A, 135 mins) is already officially a flop, barely a wet weekend since its release. If you’ve ever wanted to see all about the misadventures of a young Han Solo (how he got his name and reputation, how he won the Millennium Falcon etc), you’re in luck. However, it lacks classic Star Wars magic, its lead looks nothing like Harrison Ford, and it just feels like a cynical cash-in on the august franchise’s name.


Not quite a comedy masterclass, but still gets a pass YOU pretty much know what you’re getting with a Melissa McCarthy film, but her latest character, Deanna, patently clearly doesn’t know what she’s in for when she decides to go back to college in Life of the Party (Cert 15A, 105 mins). It’s the kind of lovable-underdog-triumphs role that McCarthy can trot out in her sleep, but still, this tale of a dumped mom trying to better herself – at the same college as her initially mortified daughter – has some okay laughs in store.


It’s utter gnome-sense (and that’s funnier than the film) FOLLOWING a forgettable film that barely anybody noticed on its release, the announcement of a sequel, Sherlock Gnomes (Cert G, 86 mins), was a surprise move. As with the film it’s the sequel to, Sherlock comes with a high-profile cast of voice actors, but fails to charm. Here, a brilliant detective has to work out what has happened to a whole garden-worth of missing gnomes, but soon finds an even bigger mystery afoot. Very small kids may like this, but it’s distinctly sub-par work.

Just put together an Ikea flatpack and only cursed twice. I am available for any other manly jobs you may have.

(again), and the likes of T-Rexes and Velociraptors taking key roles (again). At this stage, you could be in danger of feeling we’ve seen more dinosaur shenanigans than the Jurassic period itself, and some of those recurring themes pop up yet again in this latest iteration. Still, at least this addition spices things up a little, with an air of creepiness and occasional suspense that adds a frisson of fear to some key moments. Long story short, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Cert 12A, 128 mins), Isla Nubla the island home for the doomed parks and crazy critters - is about to go spectacularly boom, with a massive volcanic eruption spelling fiery extinction for the dinosaurs. Cue a rescue mission to save loads of them, with Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) reuniting from the previous film to reprise their roles as a dino handler and uneasy partner, respectively.

Owen’s on a personal mission to find and save his beloved Blue - his hand-trained ‘raptor while Claire’s ditched her frosty manager mindset to become a much more rounded dino activist, giving the two a snappy rapport together. Naturally, with an exploding island and a race against time, it’s not long before things take a twist - although not a shocking twist, as yet again it turns out that there are less than altruistic reasons to save the doomed dinos. Some entirely predictable shifty corporate plottings, weaponised beasties plans, and genetic manipulation plots all conspire to make the dinosaurs’ rescue and escape the least of Owen and Claire’s problems... So far, so... fine, as much of this latest addition just ticks off some familiar franchise tropes and arcs, right down to Jess Goldblum’s brief cameo (more or less as ‘a Jeff Goldblum character’) to yet again warn everyone of the


dangers of tinkering with evolution. Still, even if much of the film retreads some overly familiar ground, there’re some elements which elevate it from some rather formulaic previous entries. Apart from some reliable character support turns from the likes of old hands Toby Jones, James Cromwell and Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie), director J A Bayona (A Monster Calls) adds some undeniably creepy sequences and his signature tension to the film, mostly courtesy of this film’s new beastie. Ultimately, however, despite some admittedly frenetic set pieces, and a darker second half, it’s hard not to feel that maybe, much like the train at La Ciota, maybe this franchise has just run out of steam and has reached the end of the track. At this stage, perhaps the next film needs to have dinosaurs in space. With lasers. Now that would be an evolution for the franchise... Verdict: 6/10

“What’s ‘Blockbuster’?”, we hear a hundred innocent millennials ask. “YouTube’s grandad,” we reply

How the Irish Times haven’t yet suggested becoming President as a way getting a rented accommodation in Dublin is beyond me. @Ciaraioch Ciara may have rumbled the set-up for the beloved fella in the Phoenix Park

Picked up a hitchhiker last night. He said thanks how do you know I’m not a serial killer? I replied the chances of two serial killers being in the same car are astronomical. @gonzotrucker And that’s why we prefer taxis

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The Castlerosse Hotel boasts stunning views of Killarney’s Lakes and Magillicuddy Reeks, as well as an array of great activities that can be enjoyed including cycling, hiking and fishing.


Feeling like a king after a trip down south to The Kingdom ALEN MCMAHON

THE chance to pack up the car and take advantage of a wellearned break from The Big Smoke is always one that is far too good to pass up, so when the opportunity to take a trip to the Castlerosse Hotel and Holiday Homes in the heart of Killarney came about, my wife and I were all too eager to say farewell to Dublin’s fair city. With splendid views of lakes and mountains, the hotel is situated in its own parklands with a lakeside setting, two km away from Killarney town. Castlerosse guests have direct access to the walks and cycle paths of the National Park and its many attractions. The property offers a range of accommodation to suit all visitors, ranging between traditional hotel and self-catering. Guests in Woodland Cottages and Golf Lodges have access to all the hotel’s facilities including the

Health & Leisure Club with 20 larney than in any other town of metre swimming pool, offering its size in Ireland. families residing in Self Catering Entertainment venues abound accommodation to experience a for young and old and there is a greater sense of flexibility during magical atmosphere, especially their stay. in the evenings, when pubs, resWe were spoilt with immedi- taurants and cafes are teeming ate access to trails for walks and with visitors from Ireland and hikes, and took advantage of the world. the hotel’s on-site bike The next morning we rental service. headed of on the For those feelspectacular Ring ing adventurof Kerry and ous, canoes Dingle Penina n d k aysula, both are aks can be within a one rented to hour drive explore the of Killarney sparkling which makes waters of the it a perfect Lakes, with base for explorqualified guides ing this magnifito ensure a safe and cent coastal scenThe Castlerosse Golf fun trip. ery. On our first night Club is a 9 hole, par We also made 36 parkland course we took a 30 minute visits to Knockreer stroll through majesHouse, Deenagh tic scenery to Killarney town. Lodge, Killarney House and GarThere is more happening in Kil- dens and St Mary’s Cathedral

which are nearby Castlerosse. A bit further on is 14th century Ross Castle, one of Killarney’s major attractions. Overall, we had a really nice time at Castlerosse Hotel, and will surely return for a visit at some stage in the near future. There are a wide variety of excellent summer holiday packages available including the Golden Breaks 55s +. This three night programme, with an option to extend to four nights, includes dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation, welcome drinks, complimentary tea/coffee, lake boat trip and sightseeing drive and a range of activities. Daytime activities include a guided walk, aqua aerobics and gardening talk while evening entertainment consists of traditional music, dancing and table quiz. For detailed information on all of the resort’s packages, see www. castlerosse.ie or call 064 6631144.

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Yum! These tasty squares are berry easy to rustle up WITH summer finally well under way – at last, at last – our tums turn to any tasty fare that’s perfect for a light snack as we soak up some long overdue sun. Siucra and Catherine Fulvio have prepared a handy recipe for Lemon Coconut Strawberry Squares (for 18 pieces), which are bursting with flavour (including some subtle hints of lemon and fresh strawberries). Whether you’re wolfing these down in a city park, noisy back garden or a postage stamp-sized apartment balcony, you’ll find these squares perfect by themselves or served with some afternoon tea, with the lemon glaze drizzle and shredded coconut making them distinctly delish.

Ingredients: • 200g strawberries, hulled and sliced • Toasted coconut flakes, to decorate For the squares • 200g softened butter • 200g Siucra light brown sugar • 1 lemon, zest only • 2 eggs • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut • 300g self-raising flour • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 80ml milk

For the top • 200g strawberries, hulled and sliced

• 2 lemons, zest only • 100g granulated sugar

For the drizzle • 100g Siucra icing sugar • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation: For the cake Preheat the oven to 180C/ fan 160C/gas 4. Line 18cm x 32cm rectangle tin with baking parchment. Arrange the strawberry slices on the base of the baking paper. Cream together the butter and Siucra Light Brown Sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the lemon zest and eggs and whisk after each addition. Fold in the desiccated coconut, flour and vanilla extract. Add enough milk to form a soft cake batter, then spread the cake batter over the strawberries in the baking tin. Arrange the strawberry halves on top. Sprinkle over the lemon zest and sugar over the top and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until cooked, or when a skewer is inserted and it comes out clean. Leave on a cooling rack to set before taking it out of the tin. For the drizzle Place the Siucra Icing Sugar into a bowl and add just enough lemon juice to make a paste. Cut into squares. Drizzle the icing over and sprinkle over the coconut flakes.

Tuck in to Taste

Tuck in ... Candice Brown, Adrian Martin and Sharon Hearne-Smith help to serve up taste of Dublin 2018 at the Iveagh Gardens


Food Editor TASTE of Dublin 2018 is now under way, running until June 17. The fourday festival showcasing the very best in Irish food and drinks drawing foodies to the stunning Iveagh Gardens, off Harcourt Street, where this year’s theme is, Food Lover’s Playground. From enjoying a cocktail on the top floor of a wooden tram, to an entire menu comprising food in various shades of pink, Taste of Dublin 2018 promises to be unique and appealing to all the senses.

Amongst its attractions is World Class, a prestigious and respected mixology programme committed to celebrating and elevating the craft of bartending. Visitors will be invited to explore fresh and innovative cocktails and masterclasses by Ireland’s leading bartending talent. T h i s ye a r, S i m o n Lamont is hosting a brand-new experience, The Lazy Basics, where he will teach visitors handy ‘cookery hacks’ in 20 mins to help them impress friends and family at their next dinner party. Other highlights

include The Neff Taste Kitchen, where there’s a special line-up of celebrity chefs with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, of River Cottage; Candice Brown, of the Great British BakeOff; Rachel Allen, of Ballymaloe; Robin Gill of The Dairy, and a Masterchef judge; Adrian Martin, food writer and TV chef; executive chef Anna Haugh, and Aoife Noonan of Glovers Alley. In the line-up of restaurants, the food lovers’ theme will be showcased by the likes of Greene’s of Cork, Roly’s Bistro, China Sichuan, The Port House, Saba, Suesey Street, Pickle and Jaipur.

Top returning attractions at this year’s Taste of Dublin include daily specials, giving visitors the chance to enjoy signature dishes from one restaurant each day. O’Brien’s Wines also return with their tasting experience; Style Afternoon takes place on Friday, June 15, and Destination Thailand will once again allow visitors to transport themselves to Thailand through cuisine and cocktails. If you’re a coffee or chocolate lover there is something for you, too. Applegreen will have latte art competitions, tastings, workshops and

demonstrations, and Lindt will have a brandnew feature stand where you can both immerse yourself in chocolate demonstrations and sample some of your favourite chocolates. With Father’s Day falling on June 17, take daddy along too, with lots to do for families including storytelling, face-painting fun, and special film characters to be found about the gardens, with a bonus that kids under 10 go free. Tickets for Taste of Dublin 2018 are on sale, from €15. For further information about, just see www.tasteofdublin.ie.

The Ivy hopes to grow on Dublin diners ONE of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy (in the heart of London), is hoping to grow on Dubliners when it opens its first international brasserie here later this summer. Located in the middle of Dawson Street, the brasserie (inset) is situated in the new landmark building, One Molesworth, with work well under way on fitting the premises out. The Ivy Dawson Street will

be overseen by Jamie Belton as general manager, and head chef Nick Lentini. Positioned on one of Dublin’s

most fashionable streets, the brasserie-style restaurant and bar will accommodate approximately 200 guests and feature

an all-encompassing menu complete with breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner. The brasserie will also feature a private dining room – The Jonathan Swift Room – seating up to 36 guests and offering an ideal space for events, birthdays or stylish working lunches. For further information, follow @theivydublin or see www.theivydublin.com.

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Printed Ruffle Neck Blouse €45

Ladybird larvae will hoover up greenflies

A wide variety of blooms encourages bio-diversity, as seen in this image

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NICE Anne Byrne Garden Design provides easy to follow garden plans that you can implement right away or in stages. Her design flair and passion for plants brings a touch of magic to gardens of all sizes. Anne Byrne Garden Design – Creative Ideas  ANNE BYRNE – Practical Solutions – Stunning Gardens. info@dublingazette.com

MY GARDEN design clients are often nervous about growing roses in their gardens as there’s a perception that they take a lot of maintenance and “you have to spray them a lot”. This is really not so. Certainly if you want a really, really low maintenance garden, there’s a host of other shrubs you can use to give you structure, colour and interest all year round. To get the best from roses, an occasional prune and feed does make a difference – although those are easier to do than you might think. If you have your heart set on growing the queen of flowers, though, here are some things that will help. Firstly, choose the right varieties and improve the soil before you plant. Modern varieties are selected and bred for disease resistance, as well as repeat flowering and scent, but decent soil below and a good mulch on top makes for a healthier plant, much better able to withstand attacks from pests and diseases. Your garden designer can advise you on suitable varieties as well as good companion plants.

Secondly, grow a wide variety of plants in your garden – this won’t just make it look better, it will encourage biodiversity, attracting beneficial insects – the “goodies” – who are the natural predators of the “baddies” such as aphids. Aphids – such as greenfly, whitefly and blackfly – suck the sap from new shoots and leaves, weakening the plant and leaving a sticky residue that can turn mouldy. I’ve been growing roses for many years and never spray them with chemicals, and honestly don’t find greenfly to be a problem. Which brings me to the third thing – a handy trick for getting rid of greenfly is to simply spray them with a powerful jet of water from your garden hose. Use a gun attachment and spray as closely as you can – at this time of year you’ll find aphids clustered around buds, shoot tips and under the new leaves. Neutralising them now nips them in the bud, so to speak,so if you’re thorough, you’ll only have the odd straggler to deal with as summer progresses, and you can have fragrant roses all summer without any unnecessary chemicals.

FOR further information on Anne Byrne Garden Design, call 086 683 8098, or see www.annebyrnegardendesign.com

Flack of

 Rachel D’Arcy


FORMER X-Factor judge and current Love Island

host, Caroline Flack, has just launched her debut collaboration collection with high-street favourite, River Island. Inspired by summery prints, designed to be fun and flirty, the 19 piece capsule collection was designed with a holiday wardrobe in mind. From beachwear dresses for day-time adventures, to some more sultry pieces to take you into night, Flack’s collection truly has something to cater to each individual style and occasion. Speaking on her River Island collection, Flack said: “I’ve always been a River Island fan. One of my favourite outfits from last year’s [Love Island] series was a River Island dress I wore on Aftersun. I love their fit and style, so we got together and started collaborating on my very first collection as soon as Love Island finished last year. It’s been a thrilling process and I couldn’t be happier. Prices for Flack’s collection start at €17, and go up to €113. For more information, visit RiverIsland.com.

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€9.99, H&M €9.99, H&M

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€9.99, H&M

JUNE is recognised globally as ‘Pride’ month, a celebration of the LGBT+ community world wide. Pride parades across the world are held in a celebration of equality, and the recently found

freedoms of the LGBT+ community. They’re intended to allow the community express themselves in whichever way they see fit. Now, brands such as H&M have released ‘ P r i d e ’ co l l e c t i o n s,

intended to celebrate the colourful personalities and multiple different invididuals in the LGBT community. For H&M, 10% of sales from their ‘Love For All’ collection will benefit UN Free & Equal, an

organisation dedicated to ‘standing up for’ Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Intersex individuals across the globe. The collection is available in H&M stores across Dublin now, with all pieces limited edition.

Jervis Street Style  Rachel D’Arcy JERVIS Street Shopping Centre are celebrating Summer, teaming up with some of the centre’s best and biggest stores to deliver some stunning Summer looks. With new additions like a flagship Topshop, as well as main-stays like Bershka and New Look, there’s something for everyone in Jervis Street this season at multiple price points. Jervis has over 50 stores, and has been long known as one of Dublin’s most iconic retail outlets. It originally opened in 1996, and has seen some of the capital’s biggest and best brands take pride of place over it’s three floors.

Suit, €280, shirt, €79.90, runners, €100, all Best Menswear

Hat, €34, dress, €40, M&S; shoes, Sunglasses, €260, Tiffany & co, Sunglasses Hut; cami, €12,99, Stradivrius, skirt, €42, M&S; shoes, €19.99, Berksha €35.99, Stradivarius

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TECH TIME It’s hard to Trump internet mockery


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G7 minds looking to be particularly

AFTER a few weeks of rather serious


tech news and features, let’s look at some of the lighter stuff going on at the moment – and who knew that a bunch of stuffy old G7 heads would provide some of the year’s most popular memes? At this stage, there are loads of modified pics of that shot of US President Donald Trump looking wholly at odds with his stony-faced peers at their meeting in Canada when the ‘G6 plus one’ heads met – with hilarity following the frosty photo’s release. Here are a couple of versions ...

Pic: Jesco Denze

Above: having a bearable time, Pic: @HecklerForever; right: dinner time, @KermodeMovie

f o n o i t a r b e l e t r c a A g n i d n a t s t u o Industry insight

Grab a new phone from Vodafone for just one quid I DON’T normally nod at phone offers, as they tend to be as complicated as the back roads of Donegal, but who can say no to getting a new phone for just a quid – well, €1 – if you’re looking for a new or second handset? With Nokia rebounding back with some new models lately, Vodafone have cannily dialled up a winner with the Nokia 2 – a budget phone that’s on offer for just €1 if you switch over to Vodafone.

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However, as E3 clashes with this time of

For now, some of the most eye-catching artwork that defines some of the

Golf retains performance and style in hybrid savings PLUG-IN hybrid car sales in the Dublin region have increased by 150% so far this year, as the hybrid awareness puts a significant dint into the diesel car market. MICHAEL MORONEY reports on his recent test drive of the latest Volkswagen Golf GTE hybrid car where the economy savings can be only truly appreciated in commuter traffic, while the performance remains intact. THE diesel engine dilemma, whether it’s for reasons of economy or environmental awareness, is having a noticeable impact on the Irish car market. While we all jumped headlong into diesel car ownership in 2008, following a significant Budget change, the numbers are beginning to be different now with petrol and hybrid power coming back into prominence. There has been lots of talk and heavy advertising spending on hybrid power, the important message coming through is that diesel engine advantages only come into their own for those with longer drives and higher annual use levels. The diesel advantages were somewhat clouded in the economy figures, rather than the ownership costs. The former are so linked to annual use levels in terms of kilometres on the clock, rather than the spot economy numbers. There are now two hybrid power options as a counterbalance to diesel and modern petrol engines. There is the hybrid and the plug-in hybrid option. Toyota offers both in the Prius, while Volkswagen now offers the plug-in hybrid version in the latest generation Golf. Volkswagen’s plug-in

hybrid comes in the guise of the GTE version, so there is a more than a hint of performance in the new car. This car has some subtle styling features to give identity to its clean credentials, with the emphasis on the colour blue. From a distance you’ll notice the blue brake calipers, the subtle badging both front and back. On the inside there is a level of blue stitching on the steering wheel and around the DSG automatic lever to add to the special hybrid cleaner look.

linked a 1.4 litre TSI turbopetrol engine with a plugin hybrid drive system that delivers in terms of power, performance and economy. Plug-in hybrids have their rightful place under the ownership of short run commuter drivers. This new Golf GTE has a 50km range on pure electric power from the plugin hybrid system, which should suit many Dublinbased drivers who are on a relatively short daily commute. Within that 50km range there is impressive power,

Volkswagen Golf GTE Hybrid Drive Engine Engine power 0 – 100km/hr Economy Fuel Tank Capacity CO2 emissions Road Tax Band Main Service Euro NCAP Rating Warranty Entry Price The electronic dials include a hybrid information feature for driver awareness. In every other sense, this car is a Volkswagen Golf and that makes it one of the most popular new cars in Dublin. For the new Golf GTE Volkswagen, has

1.4 litre 204hp 7.6 seconds 55km/litre

(1.8l/100km or 156mpg)

45 litres 40g/km A1 €170 20,000km/12 months 5 star 2012 3 years €40,050 the system delivers good acceleration with a lively 0 to 100km/hr rating of just 7.6 seconds. Out on longer runs, the TSI petrol engine kicks in effortlessly and the 204bhp from the combined power sources is equally impressive, but it will be

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Subaru announces pricing for 2018 Outback SUBARU Ireland has introduced a revamped 2018 2.5i Subaru Outback Lineartronic in time for the ‘182’ plate change with entry prices starting

Volkswagen now offers a plug-in hybrid version of the popular Golf and it comes in GTE format

at €46,995. The 2018 model claims a significant upgrade in technology and trim. Among the most significant changes to the exterior design for Outback are the redesigned front grille, bumper, door mirrors and headlights.

short lived. Over these longer runs, the hybrid drive will be redundant, while the lively petrol engine is both smooth and responsive. I had the car for a period that included a long weekend drive to Westport. I found that the rated range of 550km on a full 45 litre petrol tank was almost achievable. My hybrid use levels were to be a minimum and I knew it there was little point in seeking out a plug-in charging system in the popular Mayo tourist town.

This meant that I had all of the pleasure of an impressive Volkswagen 1.4 litre TSI engine along with the knowledge that for short Dublin commutes the hybrid drive was on hand to deliver a cleaner driving phase. It also meant that I became almost unaware of the switch from hybrid to petrol and vice versa, which is very much part of the success of the car design. It was clear that the hybrid savings message can only be really achieved on short run city com-

mutes. Low speed commuter traffic situations will deliver the hybrid savings. And yes, the environmental conscience will be truly satisfied. Dublin drivers have already got that message. The latest new car market figures show that plug-in hybrid car sales in Dublin accounted from more than half of these cars sold in Ireland in the first five months of 2018. And while the numbers are still relatively small, they have grown by 150% to more than 250 new plugin hybrids in the Dublin

region so far this year. The more standard hybrid cars remain the most popular mainly thanks the huge effort being made by Toyota. Dublin accounts of almost half of all hybrid car sales in Ireland with the numbers sold in 2018 up from 1,118 to 1,846, a massive 65% increase. Diesel engine sales have been the ones taking the hit, and dropped by 20%, slightly higher than the national fall in diesel car sales. Volkswagen’s GTE Golf hybrid is one of the first

entries from the Volkswagen Group to this hybrid segment of the market. The car is priced competitively at €40,050 given its impressive specification. That makes comparisons more valid with the GTD diesel version or the iconic GTI Golf and that’s why it’s seen to be competitive. This car has all of the image style and power credentials of the other more conventional GT Golf models, and the larger wheels on the test car added to its attractiveness.

Citroen reveals European C5 Aircross SUV

CITROEN has revealed the European version of its flagship new C5 Aircross SUV as the brand continues its international SUV offensive. The new-generation SUV features an allnew personalisation offering with 30 exterior colour combinations. The car is claimed to be the most comfortable model in its segment, thanks to the Citroën Advanced Comfort programme, Progressive Hydraulic Cushions suspension and Advanced Comfort seats. It also claims unrivalled modularity with three individual sliding, folding and reclining rear seats, and best-in-class boot space. The high-tech New C5 Aircross is equipped with 20 driver assistance systems (incl. Highway Driver Assist and Grip Control) and six connectivity technologies (incl. Wireless Smartphone Charging). The car will be launched in Europe at the end of 2018 and will be the first Citroën with a plug-in hybrid powertrain at the end of 2019. Inspired by customers who do not want to

The hexagonal grille redesign gives hints of a sharper, more defined shape and incorporates the distinctive Subaru wing design. The car comes with a new front view camera, which has been positioned below the brand badge. This new front view camera can monitor a 180°degree area in front of the car that would normally be in the driver’s blind spot. These images, as well as visible guidelines, are displayed on the touchscreen to aide drivers in gauging potential hazards in front of the car and improve overall manoeuvring. Another new addition to the Outback is the inclusion of Lane Keep Assist, which completes the EyeSight driver assistance safety technology suite, included as standard on all 2018 Outback models. Lane Keep Assist offers gentle steering control if the vehicle is about to deviate from its lane at approximately 65kph or above. Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist technology suite includes: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lead Vehicle Start Alert, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-collision Braking System and Pre-collision Throttle Management. Interior changes include new decorative gloss black panels and silver surrounds.

Duty applied on imported Chinese truck tyres will increase costs THE Irish Tyre Industry Association (ITIA) claims that EU anti-dumping legislation, whilst necessary to ensure the sustainability of the European tyre manufacturing industry, is causing difficulty for many small Irish wholesalers and retailers, some who indeed buy directly from China. The ITIA claims that the regulation has imposed an upcharge of between €52,85 to €82.17 per tyre for all Chinese imports (depending on

sacrifice practicality and comfort, Citroën is actively moving into the C-SUV segment – a growing market sector in Europe, and one that already accounts for a quarter of car sales worldwide. Following the resounding sales success of the

new Citroën C3 Aircross in the B-SUV segment, which has already sold more than 80,000 units since its launch late last year, Citroën is continuing its SUV offensive with the European reveal of New C5 Aircross. The new C5 Aircross has already sold over 40,000 units in China.

the individual brand) from May 7, 2018 for six months until a final decision is taken by the Commission’s Anti- Dumping Committee as to the final costs and timing of implementation. The charges have resulted in claims of increases for some companies of between 80-100%.

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CRUISE CONTROL: SOCCER: SHAMROCK Rovers got back to winning ways in spectacular fashion as they dismantled Bray Wanderers 5-0 at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday night. Graham Burke scored in either half, while Sam Bone, Dan Carr and Dave McAllister also scored in a game moved back 24 hours to accommodate the women’s international against Norway.





Orwell show top form at home event  STEPHEN FINDLATER


CONN McDunphy of Holdsworth Racing took the overall win and the Noel Hammond Trophy – hosted by Scott Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club – with a blistering time of 45.38. Indeed, it could possibly have been a bit faster but for getting caught behind a tractor for a few seconds. Hot on the heels of McDunphy was Neill Delahaye of Fixx Rouleurs (46.09) who continued his fine form from the Orwell Stage Race into this weekend. Rounding off the podium in his rainbow stripped skin suit was Greg Swinand of Viner Caemark Pactimo in 47.40 In the junior race, Scott Orwell Wheeler’s Dmitri Griffin took home the Kieran Hammond Trophy setting a new personal best of 55.47. That is the fifth win in a row for the club now,

following in the footsteps of Conor and Sean Murnane. In the women’s race, Eve McCrystal of Garda CC set a new course record of 51.05 to take first place from Jennifer Bates of Team Gerard-DHL (56.33). McCrystal, a regular Irish representative, also took second place in the A2 race so good was her time. The home club had great results across the board with Eoin Byrne fourth, Balazs Galambos fifth and Eoin Ahern sixth overall. Byrne was also 1st in the A2 category, Galambos was first in A3 and Barry Greene was second in A4. In the youth races, Scott Orwell had took first and second in the Under-16 with Conor Murphy Rodgers beating Ronan O’Conor by a few seconds. In the Under-14 race, Katie O’Reilly came home in first place in a great time of 20.11. Next on the agenda for the club is

Dmitri Griffin, left, and Conn McDunphy, right, with their Hammond memorial Trophies following their rides last weekend

the Stephen Roche GP which takes place in the Meadowmount estate in Ballinteer on June 20 with races rolling from 6.30pm for the youths up to 7.20pm for the women and 8pm for the men. The Stephen Roche GP is Ireland’s most prestigious criterium race, running annually since 1995. The chal-

lenging but spectator-friendly circuit invariably produces great racing action for the crowd lining the roadsides and congregated in the central green area. The 1.3km loop is located in the housing estate where no less than three of the Roche family took their first tentative pedal strokes on the road to Tour de France glory.

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LOTTO results: numbers 5, 9, 15 and 18. No winner. Next Thursday’s jackpot is €6,000, lotto joker €1,025 . Winner of €100 Emily Whelan, €50 Rose Sheridan and Pat Griffin. Joker consolation prize Eamonn Lawler. Bingo continues every Monday at 8pm. Last week was another successful week for our in adult footballers. The seniors had a hard fought win over St Jude’s, reversing their Championship defeat. It was a hectic struggle to the final whistle but a never say die attitude after we fell two points behind going into the last five minutes saw us achieve victory by two points. Great sporting match with both teams going flat out in the scorching heat of Marlay Park. The Junior A has a comprehensive victory over Ballyboden St Enda’s. The Junior C team remain joint top of the League with an impressive win v Ballyboden St Endas. Well done all. This week is also a football week. Congrats to Eoin Fitzpatrick and Aaron Bradshaw who are on the Dublin U-20 football team that won the first two rounds of the Leinster championship. Festival committee meet Thursday at 9pm to finalise preparations for our big day on Saturday, June 23. Our young juveniles, pictured, enjoyed a fortnight of fun and sport in all codes at the annual Lisney mini All Irelands. Mile Buiochas do Lisney, our sponsors. Picture: Paul Lundy

CUALA D’IMIR Buachaillí 2003 agus 2004 cluiche cleachtadh i gcoinne Timahoe - Rath an Uisce ó Laois ar an Domhnach. Bhuaigh na cuairteoirí cluiche ard-scórála, ach cluiche taitneamhach, dian a bhí ann. Our 05 and 06 Girls had a great day in Parnell Park on Saturday cheering on the Dublin camogie team against Offaly and playing in the half-time mini games. Well done to Cuala’s Michael Fitzsimons, Con O’Callaghan, Mark Schutte and the Dublin footballers who qualified for the Leinster final after defeating Longford in Croke Park on Sunday. Hard luck to David Treacy, Jake Malone, Cian O’Callaghan, Sean Moran and the Dublin hurlers whose interest in the Leinster championship ended at the weekend in defeat to

Galway. Chomhgairdeas do na cailíní Cuala ar an bhfoireann Scoil Lorcáin a bhuaigh an Corn Haughey i bPáirc an Chrocaigh an Chéadaoin seo chaite. There was no winner of our €12,500 Cuala lotto jackpot. The lucky dip winners this week were Adrian Dunne and Michael Goodwin. Get your tickets now at www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Preparations are well under way for our academy’s signature event of the year, the Mini All-Ireland, which is running from June 18 to 23 this year. Let’s hope the good weather continues into next week for it. Details for our Summer Camps can be found, and bookings can be made, at http://www. cualagaa.ie/cuala-summercamps-2018.


ParaHockey ID set for Barcelona Euros

Fledgling sport for people with intellectual disabilities gets major support for next two events with Off The Ball coming on board, taking in this year’s event in Spain and next year in Belgium  STEPHEN FINDLATER


TWENTY Dubliners will jet out to Barcelona next week to take part in the European ParaHockey ID championships as the version of the sport continues to grow at a rapid pace. Players from Three Rock Rovers, Railway Union and Monkstown will form part of the squad to take part in the variation of the sport for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Three Rock introduced the sport in 2016 for the first time, leading into the 2017 European championships in 2017 in Amsterdam. They were quickly followed by the other two clubs, playing their first blitzes in close alignment with the EY Hockey League at the three Dublin venues. More recently, Loreto in Beaufort started up their own section and a first club in Ulster

has recently completed an introductory series of sessions at Lisnagarvey in Co Down. And the group got a further boost with news that Off The Ball – the sports media company – has teamed up with Irish ParaHockey ID as its new sponsor. This partnership will see the Irish ParaHockey ID team wearing Off The Ball sponsored shirts at the next two European ParaHockey ID events. The first of these will take place later this month in Barcelona from June 22 to 24. The partnership will run through until the next Euro ParaHockey Championships that will be held in Antwerp, August 2019. Siobhan Madeley, spokesperson for the Irish ParaHockey ID team, thanked Off The Ball for their support, pointing out the importance of the support. “We are delighted to have such a perfect partner in Off

The Ball. The enthusiasm of the Off The Ball team is incredible. “ParaHockey ID is a new sport in Ireland. We have three hockey clubs represented in the team travelling to Barcelona in June and we are working hard with our athletes to prepare them for the games against Spain, England, The Netherlands and Germany. “We have 20 players, a mixed team of men and women, travelling, some have only just started playing hockey in the past year and the level of skill that they have developed has blown us away to be honest.” Talking more generally about ParaHockey ID, Siobhán said “ParaHockey ID is for people who want to play hockey and have an intellectual disability. “Mostly the players are starting with us at about 14 and there is no upper age limit. We are working hard to encourage more people with intellectual disabilities to try hockey.

The Irish ParaHockey ID team at their sponsorship launch this week. Picture: Harry Murphy.Sportsfile

“Having a media partner is vital as showcasing what our players can do rather than what they can’t. “We are very grateful to Off The Ball for giving our players a platform and a voice which we hope will encourage more people to join the hockey family.” Commenting on the partnership, managing director of Off The Ball, Ger Gilroy, said: “These athletes are an inspiration and we are delighted to announce our association with them, as they prepare for their upcoming European events and European Championships, next year. “It’s only right that the Irish ParaHockey ID team receive the exposure they deserve, for their ongoing dedication and passion for the game. “We are very happy to play our role in supporting their campaign and we wish them every success, over the coming months.”

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QUICK QUIPS ABOUT SPORT Knight’s Cabo honour

Shamrock Rovers’ Sam Bone shoots at goal. Picture: Martin Doherty

Rovers punish former skipper’s early red card LOI PREMIER DIVISION Shamrock Rovers Bray Wanderers  DAVE DONNELLY sport@dublingazette.com

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SHAMROCK Rovers got back to winning ways in spectacular fashion as they dismantled Bray Wanderers 5-0 at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday night. Graham Burke scored in either half, while Sam Bone, Dan Carr and Dave McAllister also scored in a game moved back 24 hours to accommodate the women’s international against Norway. The Hoops led from the fourth minute after the one-time Rovers captain Conor Kenna was dismissed for a desperate and, in its own way stunning, handball on the line. The veteran defender denied 17-year-old playmaker Brandon Kavanagh a dream first goal for the club on the occasion of his first league start. There’s not likely to

be many more impressive saves at the World Cup this summer as Kenna showed remarkable reflexes to punch the ball over the bar, Gordon Banks-style. Referee Anthony Buttimer wasn’t so taken with the acrobatic performance, however, and issued a straight red card, and Burke coolly slotted home the penalty. Bray had goalkeeper Evan Moran to thank for them taking it to half time just one goal in arrears, as he made top-class stops from Burke, Carr and Kavanagh. The dam burst after the break, however, Bone lashing home from the edge of the box before Kavanagh teed up Burke for the easiest of finishes for his 12th of the season. Carr tapped into an empty net after he was picked out by substitute Sean Boyd, on his return form injury, before Dave McAllister scored the pick of the bunch with a pile-

driver from 30 yards. “We started bright, got a penalty and we knew they’d sit in,” manager Stephen Bradley told the Dublin Gazette. “We just had to keep moving them, wear them down and we thought if we did that, second half they’d open up. “And that was the case. We dominated the ball but I think if we don’t do that in the first half we don’t open them up like we did in the second. They got tired. “When they go down to ten men, you just need to keep moving them because you know eventually it takes its toll.” Bradley reserved special comment for the two teenage debutants, Brandon Kavanagh and 16-yearold Firhouse native Gavin Bazunu, who had a quiet night in goal on his first senior start. “He has really good ability, Brandon, he just needs to keep his head down, keep working hard

and learn from the players around him. If he does that, he’ll be a top player. On Bazunu: “At 16, especially goalkeepers, you don’t want to throw them in that early but sometimes you just can’t hold them back. Sometimes they’re ready and he’s ready.” On the subject of Burke, Bradley insisted the striker is no closer to his Tallaght exit, despite media

reports suggesting Preston North End were close to sealing a €300,000 deal. “Graham is here. There’s a lot of interest, but unless the deal is right for everyone, Graham is a Shamrock Rovers player. “There’s a lot of offers, a lot of talk, but nothing done. It has to be fair. Graham has 18 months on his contract and we’re more than happy with where we are with him.”

CABINTEELY put back-to-back wins together for the first time as they emerged 1-0 winners from an arm wrestle with Longford Town at Stradbrook Park. The club’s longest-serving player, Kevin Knight, fittingly scored the only goal in the club’s 100th game since joining the League of Ireland more than three years ago. Longford arrived in Stradbrook in a rich vein of form, unbeaten in five and with impressive wins Picture: Paul over pre-season Lundy favourites Galway United and Finn Harps in their last two games. Captain Knight had other ideas, however, as he netted his second in as many games – he was on target in last Monday’s 4-0 win over Athlone – just past the half-hour. The defender prodded the ball home from close range after the visitors had failed to deal adequately with a free kick delivery into the box. Luke Clucas had a chance to double the lead as he raced through on goal, but his final touch let him down, and Cabo survived a scare on the stroke of half time when a shot was cleared off the line. Clucas and Jack Watson went close with shots in the second half as Cabo looked to put the result beyond doubt, while Longford struggled to turn their possession into clear chances. Former Cabo winger Evan Galvin received a straight red card in stoppage time to compound Longford’s misery as the gap between the sides shrank to five points. Pat Devlin’s side remain the only team in either division who are yet to draw a game, having won seven and lost nine of their encounters to date.

SHELS CRUSH ATHLONE SHELBOURNE swept to a 5-0 win over Athlone Town in the First Division with a run of goals early in the second half. The Dubliners never eased up once midfielder Cian Kavanagh opened the scoring on 33 minutes as they chased an away win. Athlone held on up to half-

time, only conceding that one goal, but Shels were able to shift up another gear in the second period and display their awesome firepower. David O’Sullivan got things started with two goals inside three minutes, before Dayle Rooney added his own brace to finish off the job.

Three Dublin-based players up for awards

Shamrock Rovers’ Greg Bolger and Bray Wanderers’ Gary McCabe. Picture: Martin Doherty

BOHEMIANS Keith Ward, Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke and St Patrick’s Athletic’s Thomas Byrne have all been named on the six player shortlist for the SSE Airtricity/SWAI player of the month for May. Ward provided a goal and two assists for Bohs, helping win seven points from nine from the games he played. Burke was called into the Republic of Ireland squad, making his formal debut against USA while Byrne led the Saints, chipping in with a couple of goals.

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GERALDINE P MORANS NO WINNER of this week’s lotto draw, the winning numbers were 8, 9, 26 and 32; next week’s jackpot is €700. A big thanks to all who took part in our annual golf classic, fantastic sunny Old Conna was treated to some Tiger-esque skills. This weeks fixtures are AFL11S away to St James Gaels on Thursday; on Saturday, the U-14s are away to Scoil ui Chonaill, U-12s away to St Sylvester’s, U-11s are at home to Scoil Ui Chonaill; U-8, 9 and 10s fixtures will be posted on our website later on in the week. Congratulations to St Brigids BNS on winning the Sciath Johnston Mooney and O’Brien in the Cumann Na mBunscol finals, especially all the players from our U-11 and U-12 teams.


Murphy’s law sees Dodder men end campaign on a roll LSL SUNDAY MAJOR 1 Doddervale/Orwell Ayrfield United  DAVE DONNELLY sport@dublingazette.com

The Kilmacud mini All-Irelands Picture: Steven Dagg

KILMACUD CROKES WELL done to the Dublin senior footballers who have qualified for the Leinster final. Paul Mannion, Cian O’Sullivan, and Andy McGowan are the Crokes representatives involved. Hard luck to the Dublin senior hurlers who narrowly lost to Galway last night. The defeat marks an end to the Dublin hurlers 2018 campaign. Ronan Hayes, Bill O’Carroll, Ryan O’Dwyer and Fergal Whitely are all on the panel. Congratulations to the senior ladies team who have qualified for the championship semi-final – beating Ballyboden in the quarter final on a score of 1-16 to 0-9s. Well done to all the local schools who competed in the Cumann na mBunscol hurling finals. There was wins for Scoil San Treasa in the Division 1 shield final, St Michaels,

Thaobh na Coille and Scoil Bhride, Raghnallach who had a 3-10 to 5-3 win over Lios Na nOg, Raghnallach. Hard luck to Holly Park who lost to St Mary’s Rathfarnam in the Division 1 Cup Final with the last puck of the game and St Mary’s who lost their final. In camogie, well done to Scoil Lorcain who won their final but hard luck to Our Ladys Grove and St Raphaelas. Well done to all who took part. Good league win for the AFL1 team over our local neighbours St Olaf’s. Great week competed at the ladies football/ camogie Mini All Irelands. Well done to all involved. Hurling minis this week. Check out the club web site for all the details. Big Congrats to all the cyclists who completed Crokes / BCI M2M 2018 over the June Bank Holiday weekend. All back safe and sound.

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DODDERVALE/Orwell United finished a frustrating LSL Sunday Major 1 season on a high with a 2-1 win over champions Ayrfield United at Dartry Park on Sunday. The win meant Shane Gutkin’s side finished with six wins from their last seven and unbeaten at home – with just the one draw in February sullying a near-perfect record. Goals in either half from brothers Eamonn and Karl Murphy were enough to see Doddervale to victory after Ayrfield had levelled from the spot just before the break. “There wasn’t much between the sides – it was a tight game,” Gutkin told the Dublin Gazette. “We were glad to get

the win against the champions. Very good game, very competitive game – two good sides. “[Ayrfield] certainly gave it a go – they threw bodies forward to try get the equaliser. They certainly didn’t want to lose the game. It was a tough, physical game with some good football by both sides. “We were delighted to get the win because it made us unbeaten all season at home. It’s been known in the league as it’s gone on that going to Dartry Park to play against us is a tough fixture.” It brought to a close a season of change for the club as former Postal United, Sacred Heart and Knocklyon manager Gutkin took over during the off-season. Despite the club playing in Darty Park in Milltown, the squad themselves are mostly

drawn from Firhouse and the wider Tallaght area, including captain Eamonn Murphy. Last year saw the club narrowly avoid relegation in a ten-team league, but the introduction of four AUL defectors this season presented an even tougher challenge. S o, h av i n g go t te n themselves to the top of the table over the Christmas break, it’s a source of frustration for Gutkin that they couldn’t at least

hang onto a promotion spot. “At Christmas we were actually top of the table, so we’ve mixed emotions. The lads did really well, but I feel we had a chance to finish in the top three, but maybe lacked experience. “The league was was tough this year. “I’m around the Leinster Senior League a long time, and, for Major 1 Sunday, it was very strong because of the

likes of Ayrfield and Trinity Donaghmede. “If they hadn’t come over, I think we’d have had a good chance of winning it, but the league table never lies. “We’ve made progressions, but there were some very good football sides in the league. “We’ve proven to ourselves and everybody else we can compete with the top sides in this league, so we’re optimistic.”

Castle ready for 58th year

CASTLE Golf Club will host the 58th year of the All Ireland Father and Son Foursomes competition from July 7 to 15 with Dawson Jewellers sponsoring the event. Club Captain John Leonard said: “This is one of those great tournaments in Ireland that builds and nourishes future talent, relationships and values which are all important to our club and to golf in general.” Qualifying will take place on an 18-holes strokes format on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, Castle captain John Leonard, Dawson’s Ken McDonagh and Lee Healion. Picture: Pat Cashman July 8.

The cost of entry is €70 per pair. It is expected that this year’s event will once again attract over 500 hopefuls on the two qualifying days, representing over 100 different clubs who will all experience the renowned Castle welcome. 64 pairs will qualify for the match-play stages of the event, which will run from Monday, July 9 until the final on Sunday, July 15. Entries can be made through the website at www.castlegc.ie or by calling Castle Golf Club on (01) 4904207.

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FIFTH PLACE FINISH The Doddervale/Orwell side that closed out their campaign last weekend.


DSDAC’s Diamond day on world stage DIAMOND LEAGUE  STEPHEN FINDLATER



Carrickmines enjoy top class Domino Cup CARRICKMINES Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club enjoyed a magnificent afternoon with many levels of junior players involved in a croquetgolf competition. It was hard fought throughout with Ryan Molloy and Tilly Mullen – with two wins each – going through to the upcoming final. The junior competition for all ages was won impressively by Emily Moulton. She received the Domino Cup from Grace Quigley who won it last year. These competitors have been consistent in attending weekly

DUNDRUM South Dublin AC enjoyed a stunning week in both Europe and the US with Zak Curran picking making history for the club. He was the first athlete from the club to compete in the Diamond League with a great second place finish in the 800m in a season’s best of 1.46.88. He started his career at 400m and showed the sprint finish this engenders, with a scorching finish. The winner, Thomas Arne Roth, had to set a new personal best to beat Curran in a time of 1.45.75. The great tradition at 800m in DSD was continued by Siofra Cleirigh Buttner in the NCAA finals in Eugene, Oregon, as she strove valiantly to win a top class collegiate final. Always to the front in a slow run race, Cleirigh Buttner accelerated with 200m to go for a two metre lead but was caught in the final sprint to the line and finished a great fourth place in 2.05.73. In the Flanders Cup in Belgium, Patrick MacGabhann had his first International win in a 3,000m race, with a huge personal best of 8.26.85. Twin brother, Jack also produced a best time, finishing second in his 1,500m race at the same meeting, in 4.05.00. Meanwhile on the home front, Maria McCambridge, won the Patrick Bell 5k in 17.12. It follows hot on the heels of an excellent results at the Irish Life All-Ireland Schools from many southside runners. The Irish Schools competition is the toughest competition in the country encompassing all of the 32 counties, and D.S.D athletes proved that they were up for the challenge on Saturday with two top class performances. Ciarán Carthy won gold in the inter boys 400m in 49.98 and Aaron Donnelly also won gold in the 2,000m Steeplechase.

Ciaran Carthy, running in St Michael’s colours, shone at the All-Ireland schools athletics championships. Picture: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Carthy had also qualified for the 400m hurdles at the Leinster Schools but made the right decision in turning to the 400m flat where he raced to a comprehensive victory from gun to tape. He will be hoping to improve further on this time in the near future. Donnelly was his usual imperious self over the hurdles in the steeplechase and won his

first national title in a gutsy front running display which augurs well for his future in the sport. Brian Maguire (third) was also in top form in the senior boys 1500m and put himself firmly in contention for the European Youth Olympics by finishing in front of his main rivals, who have also achieved the qualifying time for the 1,500m.

Marian’s Kelly gets Ireland call-up BASKETBALL  sport@dublingazette.com

UCD Marian’s Matt Kelly has been named in the Irish senior men’s basketball squad of 12 players named by head coach Pete Strickland and his assistant coach, Ioannis Liapakis. They will go on to represent their country at this summer’s FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in San Marino. The squad is a strong mix-

ture of youth and experience, and has been announced following a three-day training camp in Dublin at the weekend. Speaking about the a n n o u n c e m e n t, Co a c h Strickland stated: “The devoted commitment shown this spring from each of our team members towards playing for Ireland has been complete and consistent. Ioannis and I look forward to coaching these unified players in tough international

competition in the coming weeks.” The team will now begin final preparations for the championships in San Marino, which will take place from June 26 to July 1. They will play two international friendly games against Luxembourg in Cork as part of these preparations. The two-game series will tip off at the Mardyke Arena UCC, Cork on Friday, June 22 at 7pm and on Saturday, June 23 at 4pm.

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SHANKILL THE juvenile academy, sponsored by O’Donnell’s Pharmacy, is in action every Saturday at 10.00amin in Stonebridge Road. Many thanks to Sherry Fitzgerald for sponsoring our U-10 girls team. Chase the Ace draw in Brady’s there was no Jackpot winner. The €50 prize went to Pat Ferry and this week’s jackpot is €600. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5. There were lots of games over the weekend and great skills on show. Our Golf Classic is in Delgany Golf Club

on Friday, June 29. The cost is €300 per team of four people which includes a meal in Brady’s and plenty of craic during the evening entertainment. The time sheet is open now, contact Jimmy Nolan 087 2633203 to book your slot. Our Summer Camp is in St Laurence College from July 2-6 and there is a few places still available. See our website or Facebook pages for details on the club or contact GPO Steve Davis (email stevedavis203@ gmail.com) or call 087 6414123


Foxrock hold off big Syl’s challenge to reach semis  JAMES HENDICOTT

Shankill’s Under-8 girls received their new shirts from Sherry Fitzgerald who have agreed to sponsor the team.


THE U-9 girls footballers played a great game in the hot sunshine in Glencullen. The U-11 girls won their game against Bray Emmet’s. The U-13 girls played well against St Monica’s but came out on the wrong side of a close game. Great performance from Kate Kelly, Ava Cannon, Alai Gill and Kelliann Coughlan. Boys teams, U-8, U-9s, U-10s and U-11s, all performed very well. New players welcome for all teams. Nursery takes place every Saturday from 9.30-10.30am for boys and girls aged four to seven years. No winner of the lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 11 and 22; €20 winners were Linda Nolan, Cian O’Neill, Catherine Roe, Willy, Collette and Gerry. Next week’s jackpot is €2,400. Thanks for all your support.

FLYING U-14S Ballinteer ready for upcoming championship FOLLOWING on from Ballinteer

U-14B team’s great achievement in winning Feile 2018, and with a very competitive league campaign now also under their belts, BSJ look forward in anticipation to the Championship due to start later in the summer. Building on their Feile success, Ballinteer eagerly await the new challenge that the Championship will bring.


FOXROCK Cabinteely continued their push for a fourth consecutive Dublin Ladies Senior Football titles on Saturday, as the Foxes did enough to see off St Sylvester’s in a tight, competitive quarter final. Pat Ring’s side burst onto the Dublin Ladies football scene over the last few years, working their way up from the lower tiers to become a dominant force. While they never really blew away their north Dublin opponents, Foxcab did look consistently in control of the contest with Sylvester’s, in which they took control late in the first half, before being pegged back late on. The game got off to a relatively sedate start, with the two sides feeling each other out in the first half, and the holders getting slightly better of a points shooting contest and going in at half time with a 0-7 to 0-4 lead. Sylvester’s were offering

St Sylvester’s Nicole Owens holds off Foxrock Cabinteely’s Sinead Goldrick. Picture: GAAPics.com

more of a threat than perhaps many were expecting, and had kept the teams to 0-3 each early in the contest. The two sides exchanged goals early in the second half, with Foxrock Cabinteely’s lead growing to five points, before Niamh Collins was put in the sin bin and Sylvester’s mounted a late comeback. Foxrock Cabinteely have tended to have enough at Championship level in recent years, how-

ever, and so it proved once again, as Sylvester’s could only get to just within a goal, and ran out of time to close in the gap, with the Foxes taking the tie 1-12 to 1-10. Kilmacud Crokes join the Foxes in the final four, having won out in an impressive victory against traditionally strong rivals Ballyboden St Enda’s. Pairc De Burca saw Crokes take control, their young, pacey side coming good as they overcame last year’s finalist

comfortably, by a margin of 1-16 to 0-10 in what was expected to be an extremely close contest. The pair will be joined by first-time semi-finalists Thomas Davis and on-form side St Brigid’s in the semi-finals, which are most likely to take place in August or September. The precise date of the next round will depend on when Dublin’s county championship campaign ends, and is expected to be scheduled one week later.

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Golden greats get AIG backing

Ballinteer St John’s Fearghal Duffy on the attack against St Jude’s. Picture: Paul Lundy

Duffy and Seoige fire up last-ditch winner AFL DIVISION ONE  sport@dublingazette.com

BALLINTEER St John’s claimed their second win of the AFL Division One as they picked up a marquee 2-11 to 1-12 win over St Jude’s, gaining some revenge for their championship meeting earlier this season. In a cagey opening, Ballinteer were first to get on the scoreboard through Sam Tully after two minutes of very patient build-up play. It was very much tit for tat in the first half with both teams going through purple patches but BSJ went two points up on the stroke of half time. The second half started in the same manner until the game sprung into life with 15 minutes remaining. Aodhan Clabby played a hand-pass across the goal to Luke Naughton at the back post who palmed the ball into the net and Ballinteer back into a narrow lead. They followed that up with another point to go three ahead. Ballinteer looked certain to extend it to six points until a miraculous block from a Jude’s defender denied Simon O’Reilly. The Tymon North side broke down the pitch to score a goal of their own and hit two points directly after as well

to all of a sudden be two points up. Then, with only minutes remaining, a high ball into the Jude’s big square was expertly won by Shane McCann who offloaded to Fearghal Duffy. Duffy played it across the goal where Eoin Seoige was there to palm into the net at full stretch. Another point was soon followed by the final whistle and Ballinteer had won by two points. Just up the road, Kilmacud Crokes moved up to second place with a 3-19 to 1-9 victory over neighbours Naomh Olaf at Pairc Ui Bhriain. While they still trail table-toppers St Vincent’s by three points, the defending champions are keeping themselves in the hunt for top honours. Following their recent reversal to Na Fianna at Silver Park, the Stillorgan men (jointly-managed by Johnny Magee and Robbie Brennan) were seeking a return to winning ways in round six of the league. They faced an Olaf’s side that had secured back-to-back triumphs against St Jude’s and Ballymun Kickhams in their previous encounters - to go alongside an earlier success over St Brigid’s. Despite being without the likes of Paul Mannion and Cian O’Sullivan for the short journey to Sandyford, there

was a nice blend of youth and experience to the Crokes line-up. Brian Kavanagh played a prominent role for Crokes in their latest competitive outing. With 0-7 to his name over the course of the hour, Kavanagh finished the game as scorer-in-chief. Mark Vaughan, Callum Pearson and Dara Mullen all contributed three points apiece, Crokes had a strong spread of scorers on the night. In addition to Shane Cunningham’s two-goal salvo, Conor Casey also rattled the back of the Olaf’s net in a commanding win for the holders.

Early on, Crokes went into a 1-4 to 0-1 lead but the Balally lads fought back with points from Tom Keane, Glenn Soraghan and Eoin O’Mahony Then, in the best move, of the game the ball was worked through many hands before Kieran Hanley applied a great finish to the Crokes net. Olafs were level and it took a point from free for Crokes to lead at half time. The home following was confident starting the second half but, alas, it was not to be be as Kilmacud played some excellent football to record a comfortable win.

FORMER Dublin footballers and current Masters players, Peadar Andrews, Ray Cosgrove and Shane Ryan were on hand to assist AIG with the announcement of their new partnership with the Dublin Masters Football Team this week. After a five-year absence, Dublin have re-entered the Masters competition; an over 40s football competition that provides an opportunity for former intercounty players and active club players to represent their county once again or for the first time. The 2018 Dublin Masters side is managed and coached by former Dublin Junior, Cavan and Louth boss Val Andrews with the assistance of Gary O’Connell and Keith Crossan from Erin’s Isle GAA Club. The team is made up of players from all corners of the county including some former legends who make up the 35-member panel. The team have had a successful start to their season, beating Westmeath in their opening game and will have their second outing this coming Saturday when they face Galway in Parnell’s GAA Club. For more information on the progress of the Dublin Masters side, follow their dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ dublingaelicmasters.

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Daly defies logic to lift world lifting title  DAVE DONNELLY


M O N K S TOW N p o w erlifter Ryan Daly saw the benefits of a 20 kilo drop in weight as he took home a world championship medal in Malta last week. Daly made the decision to make a drastic weight cut from 100kg – in which he was already world champ – to 82kg earlier this year. And the former boxer, who only took up the sport two years ago, saw his hard work pay off as he was crowned junior champion in his new weight class. Daly took the title with a lift of 240 kilos, the same weight he lifted to take the title last year, despite shedding almost 20% of his bodyweight in between. The 22-year-old – who funds his entirely amateur pursuit through his day job in Eason’s in Dun Laoghaire – has now turned his attention to confirming his status in European lifting. “There were about 30 nations [competing], and I took first overall in the 82 kilo weight class as a junior,” Daly told the Dublin Gazette. “This is a new division for me. Last year I won them both in the 100 kilo weight class, and this year I won them in the 82.” T h e d ro p d ow n i n weight class – a particularly ballsy move as he bypassed the 90kg category – was motivated

Monkstown man Ryan Daly with his trophy in Malta

“I’ve gotten stronger since I dropped in weight.

I’ve trimmed and gotten stronger, so I’ve had the best of both worlds.” by his determination to push his body to its limits. Contrary to popular wisdom that the heavier you are the stronger you are, Daly feels he’s become stronger since shedding the weight. He feels that, had he needed to, he could have pushed himself to a lift of 250kg or beyond, but he lifted conservatively in order to ensure he took home gold.

“I’ve gotten stronger since. I’ve trimmed and gotten stronger, so I’ve had the best of both worlds. “That’s why I dropped down. “The 82 kilo weight class and the 90 kilo we ight class are the most competitive classes in my federation. That’s why I dropped down – I knew it would be very competitive.” Having trained for

months at the Angels Powerlifting club in Stillorgan, it all came down to a mere 30-minute, three-lift stint on the Mediterranean island. The Dubliner insists all the preparation was worth it, and he was happy to see his physical feat attract enough attention to warrant a second drug test in as many years. “I was drug tested – two years running now!

Last year, I weighed in at 98 kilos and I pulled 240 kilos, and this year I weighed in at 82 kilos and I pulled 240 kilo. “Even though I lost 20 kilos, I was still stronger on the day. “They’re like ‘this probably shouldn’t happen but we need to test him anyway’. “ L a s t ye a r, te n o r 12 Irish athletes were tested and they all came back with good results.”

After the European Championships later this year, Daly plans to move from the smaller Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation to the more mainstream Irish Powerlifting Federation. “I’ll be talking about it with my coach, but the IPF is the bigger federation with more competition, but Worlds for IPF next year is a big target for myself – international is where it is.”

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