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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR PHOTOS BY INPHO Galway dethroned in semi victory Glen Dimplex All Ireland Camogie Senior Championship Semi-Final Croke Park, Dublin Kilkenny 1-13 Galway 0-12 There will be new champions of the senior camogie championship following Kilkenny’s four-point victory over current holders Galway at Croke Park last Saturday. These two giants of …

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End of an era as the greatest bainisteoir ever steps aside BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR There had been murmurings about a possible departure following Kilkenny’s two-point defeat in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final; and the official news broke last Saturday afternoon via a statement from the Kilkenny County Board. “Brian Cody has informed …

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By Frank Cody Saturday mornings, during childhood, brought freedom from classroom confines. There was an escape from ‘bhfuil cead agam”’and the equally repetitive ‘cuir amach do lámh’. Released from the spirit-numbing repression, we welcomed frivolous weekends with exuberance. Admittedly they got off to a slow start, courtesy of mundane chores. Yards had to be tidied, …

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With thanks to Cois Céim and The Saturday Walkers group The city fathers were very much aware the handicap to the city trade that dependence on land transport represented. They were anxious to see a canal on the Nore to make it navigable from the sea. Goods had always been transported by water but this …

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Sat. 30th July 2022 Club house hotel 11a.m to 5p.m The Annual Kilkenny Book Fair will be held in the Club House Hotel on Saturday 30/07/2022 starting at 11 A.M and finishing at 5 P.M. There will be in attendance around 10 Book sellers from all over Ireland bringing together an eclectic mix of Books, …

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Lunch & Theatre at 3 John’s Quay Rural Ireland today! Two elderly small farmers who have witnessed much change in their community meet between their adjoining farms. An age-old ritual of small talk, farming news, sporting yarns is now peppered with uncertainty and fear. Eamon and Nashee are men of heart, of humour, of hardness …

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BY NED EGAN Seventy five years ago now. An age – or a minute? Both. It was the end of the school holidays, in the hard and hungry 1940s – 50s. The Crossroads I lived on looked towards Slievenamon in the vicious winters of the time, towards the blue hills of Kilmoganny in the sweet-remembered …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Wild Atlantic Health, an Irish company down in Cork, has developed a number of innovative home health tests to measure nutritional deficiencies. They’re a passionate bunch of people who feel that preventive health is the future. Knowing your Omega-3 Index identifies the underlying level of silent inflammation in your body and is …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON   Having been Ireland of the Welcomes for Ukrainian refugees arriving here, the current reality is now like a modern Nativity story despite public goodwill. There is no room at the inn. A situation where the latest 250 arrivals in the ongoing low of 41,000 refugees to date, had …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS At the beginning of July, half way through the summer, there was little suggestion any kind of a decent Irish summer, despite conflicting forecasts. Small wonder they were tripping over themselves at the airport to find a place in the sun. Then came the global scorcher. The heatwave. …

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