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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Photos by INPHO The future’s bright for Lyng’s All-Ireland winning star’s O’neills.com U20 All-Ireland Hurling Final Semple Stadium, Thurles, Sunday 22nd May Kilkenny 0-19 Limerick 0-18 Kilkenny are All-Ireland champions! Derek Lyng’s U20 side came out the right side of a swashbuckling clash with Limerick at Semple Stadium last Sunday …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Photos by Maurice Walsh Cody’s charges will face-off against Galway in provincial final AIB Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship UPMC Nowlan Park, Saturday 21st May Kilkenny 1-18 Wexford 1-22 Wexford arrived at UPMC Nowlan Park knowing that only an unexpected victory would ensure their season would continue. And in true …

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“Ours is but a small contribution to its long history; ours are but some of many prayers that have been, and will continue to be, placed before the Lord in this magnificent place. We shall pass, and generations of people will pass after us, and still these stones and timber will be standing here, an …

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The Kilkenny Observer caught up with the multi-talented Patrick Rafter this week and spoke to him of his recent achievements. Patrick Rafter, international award winning violinist is no stranger to accolades and momentous occasions. However, for the Threecastles man and former St Lachtain’s hurler, there have been some recent exciting moments. Patrick was honoured by …

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A pall of sorrow hung over Callan this month. A great singing voice had fallen silent when Denis Walsh of Mellows Park, better known to his friends as Dency, said goodbye to the world. He passed away peacefully on May 17th at St Luke’s Hospital. He was in his eighties. For decades he blazed trail …

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In these times of constant doom-talk, it’s nice to go back to youthful days, simpler times, and think of the bonds between country people and their dogs. The canine pal back then had a useful part to play in human lives, be it fetching idle-minded cows for milking, keeping manners on deceitful and deadly bulls, …

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The popular fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society returns after a 2 year break All pics by Amanda Burke The committee of Relay for Life invited dignitaries, sponsors and team members to the Rugby Club to Launch the fundraising event on Friday night. After a 2 year hiatus the popular fundraiser is back for its …

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A big congratulations to Rebecca Bourke who graduated from Garda School, Templemore on Thursday 19th May 2022. Daughter of John and Teresa Bourke, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Rebecca will shortly take up her Garda position in Store Street, Dublin.  

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MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre have just become the South East’s first Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Friendly Shopping Centre. The centre management team along with car park, cleaning, security team and 15 retail groups all undertook training provided by Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, to increase their awareness of the barriers that both adults and children with invisible disabilities …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR With the sharp rise in petrol and diesel costs over the past weeks many drivers are thinking about ways to save on fuel and where is the best price to be got at the pumps. A quick search online brought up a newish comparison site called Pumps.ie. The site has …

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