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Liam Chunky O’Brien AN Appreciation ———————– By Jim Fogarty. ON the Tuesday, when we heard of Liam’s death, it was appropriate to remember him as perhaps the greatest stylist to hurl for Kilkenny. Lets get his achievements down in print; Four All-Ireland senior medals, 1972,74,75 and 79. Man Of the Match in the ‘75 and …

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The first game for both teams in this competition All images: Danny Lahart Freebooters A 4 – 0 Deen Celtic AFC A good win for Freebooters in this Maher Shield clash on a beautiful sunny evening in the Fair Gree. Freebooters dominated from the start and Deen Celtic found it very hard to break down …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Rebel battle stands between Cats and final berth When Kilkenny and Cork take to the hallowed turf of Croke Park on Sunday afternoon, they will most likely know who awaits in the battle for the O’Duffy Cup on September 12th. This is the fourth year running that Kilkenny, Cork, Galway …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Kellyann Doyle injury spoils Wexford win Kilkenny advanced to an All-Ireland semi-final battle with Cork by seeing off the challenge of neighbours Wexford with relative ease. Brian Dowling’s side took to the Páirc Uí Chaoimh turf determined to put the recent defeat to Galway behind them, and came out of …

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By Cois Céim in association with The Saturday Walkers Group The lighting of our city streets, which we take for granted, is a fairly recent phenomenon. For centuries after the founding of Kilkenny city, the only light available to people who braved the streets and laneways after nightfall would have been the light they provided …

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Liam ‘Chunky’ O’Brien holds a special place in the hearts of all Gaels. He played the game with an extraordinary freedom of expression. His flamboyant and inspiring performances often enriched and enlivened a Sunday afternoon. Thankfully for Kilkenny, many of these performance took place on September Sundays in Croke Park. Chunky (surely a misnomer) loved …

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I remember a production of ‘The Field’ in The Club House Hotel, during the early 90’s. Smithwick’s Brewery employee Tom Halpin played the role of the Bull McCabe. In the dramatic pub scene, where McCabe demanded the silence of the village on events that were about to unfold, Halpin came into his own. Fearsome and …

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With the weather set to be warm and sunny this week, we will get to enjoy a last burst of summer and hopefully some nice sunshine. But once the children are back to school and the days get shorter it will be time to start thinking about cosying up for the winter again. And what …

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The Eastern Environs Community group gathered in St John’s Parish Centre to bid a fond farewell to Fr Brian Griffin after his six -year sojourn in the Parish. Fr Brian’s transfer to cover the two Laois parishes of Castletown and Camross was the surprise inclusion in the Bishop’s recent Diocesan clerical changes. In bidding farewell …

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