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Safety, sunshine and social distancing – all three elements were in abundance as triathlon made a sizzling return to Kilkenny on Sunday. The long-awaited comeback of the multisport event was hailed a success as Kilkenny Triathlon Club hosted their popular race in the Marble City. After seeing the 2020 season wiped out through the coronavirus …

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The call was issued and the community rallied. For weeks, residents of Walkin Street worked diligently to ensure the occasion was a success. The area known as ‘The Closh’ witnessed hundreds of Kilkenny people, gather for a day of music, song and dance. by: Gerry Cody Photos: Pat Shortall Over 50 men marched through Friary …

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By NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR A 73rd O’Keefe Cup secured as TJ top scores again Kilkenny and Dublin contested the Leinster Final in front of 18,000 fans on a beautiful evening at headquarters. In what was Ireland’s biggest gathering since lockdown measures were implemented in March 2020, Brian Cody’s team stepped on the gas in …

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Well done to New Ross athlete Sophie Becker on her qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. While Wexford can rightly claim Sophie as one of their own, Kilkenny folk can take pride in the fact that Sophie’s roots are in Kilkenny. Fatima place in Kilkenny city was home to Sophie’s mother Tina Cody. Sophie (24) flew …

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By NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Brian Dowling’s team had to dig deep to break the resolve of a very plucky Westmeath challenge on a sweltering day in Mullingar. Despite prevailing by nine points at the long whistle, this was not the ideal preparation for a top of the table showdown with old foes Galway tomorrow. …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Summer is here and I think it’s an ideal time to give our skin a boost. So, what about trying a Trilogy serums/boost? They’re certified natural serums which penetrate deeply into the skin to the lower levels where they can really get to work. When you feel your skincare routine isn’t enough, …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Doris Roberts gave the best hugs I have ever known. Tight and fierce, and sincerely felt. Doris and her family were refugees evacuated to their native north Wales when the Germans bombed Liverpool. The only hotel in Prestatyn was unable to offer wheelchair access to Doris and her …

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by Andrew McDonald Hypnotherapist We all have to deal with difficult people. However, keep in mind one thing; you have to cope with them for a short time, they have to be with themselves all day long. All of us have people in our lives who bring us down and stress us out. Sometimes the …

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BY JOHN ELLIS FINANCIAL ADVISOR JUST as things get lost in a mess, a chaotic financial life makes it easy to lose track of where your money goes. Calculating your Net Worth helps makes sense of your finances and can help ensure you are doing what’s best with the money you have. In simple terms …

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