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Jim goes write back to U21 finals Walsh Park, Waterford. Kilkenny 1-12, Tipperary 0-11 SOME 9,000 spectators watched a thrilling 1984 final in ideal conditions. When the final whistle blew, the talk amongst spectators was of the brilliant display of Kilkenny goalkeeper David ‘Stoney’ Burke. He kept his side in the game during the opening …

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MEMBERS of our Defence Forces have marched on UPMC Nowlan Park. They are the first local troops to lend their services to help fight the Coronavirus as the HSE sets up a virus testing operation at the local GAA grounds. The model, The Kilkenny Observer understands, will be based on the very successful testing centre …

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With Mothers Day just around the corner why not treat mum to a little shopping spree when GOODS open their doors again 🛍 🎁 And if you miss the last post on Friday they’ll email your mum with news of her gift 🥰 Vouchers available in any amount & they never expire. Goods Gift Voucher …

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By Liam de Lása Aistear Teangan na gCat N’FHEADAR éinne, conas mar a thitfidh scéal an ghalair COVID-19 amach sna seachtainí agus míonna atá amach romhainn. Ní chuimhin liomsa go pearsanta am chomh cinniúnch, imeaglach riamh i mo shaol agus ní chuirfinn an milleán ar aon duine agaibh as dearmad a dhéanamh go bhfuil ‘Seachtain …

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On St Patrick’s Day local parishes were asked at 11am to ring church bells as a call to prayer to end the Corona Pandemic. Pictured in St Patrick’s Church, Clara ringing the bell for all parishioners in our Ossory Diocese, our country, and our world, asking St Patrick to help us is Fr Willie Purcell. …

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A POSITIVE within a negative was how Kilkenny Observer Editor Jimmy Rhatigan described our nation’s battle with an invisible but potentially lethal enemy called Coronavirus. He said there was no doubt we were living in uncertain and dangerous times but that we should not envelop ourselves in doom and gloom. Speaking to KCLR journalist Eimear …

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By John Lucey NOVEMBER 11 is Remembrance Day when those who died in the Great War that ended in 1918, are commemorated. The month is anniversary of Armistice and also the death of Private (Sapper) Ryan of Kilkenny. Richard Ryan was born on November 8, 1885 and died two days before his 33rd birthday, November …

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By Jimmy Rhatigan BEN FOLEY has his own tale to bark to whoever cares to listen to his woes on our ‘flu pandemic. He is gentle, gregarious, gorgeous too depending on his mood. You could get a wag of his tail, a playful whimper or a perk of his ears but regardless of how he …

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