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By Niall Sherry, Sports editor     PREVIEW Galway test next for Lyng’s men Leinster Senior Hurling Championship UPMC Nowlan Park, Sunday 2pm Kilkenny vs Galway Galway are the next visitors to UPMC Nowlan Park this weekend, and a much tougher challenge can be guaranteed when Henry brings his charges to face-off against the Cats …

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By Niall Sherry, Sports editor     REVIEW TJ Returns as Adrian Mullen impresses Leinster Senior Hurling Championship UPMC Nowlan Park Kilkenny 0-29 Westmeath 0-7 Derek Lyng’s first Leinster Championship game as Kilkenny senior hurling manager ended in victory as his side made light work of the Westmeath challenge. There were no goals for the …

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Michael O’Leary One of the big days in the Rugby Calendar takes place this coming Sunday in Athy at 3pm as Kilkenny and Tullow clash in The Provincial Towns Cup Final. Both Teams had somewhat contrasting Semi-Finals with Kilkenny mostly in control against Cill Dara in Por One of the great sport, racing and social …

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The unveiling ceremony for the memorial bench to Michael Casey (1942-2020) took place on The Green, Park View/Park View Drive, Kilkenny on Friday, April 21. Michael was a native of Cork and lived in Park View Drive, Kilkenny for many years. He was the Chairperson of the Park View and Park View Drive Residents Association …

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Photos: Pat Shortall On Thursday 20 April, Bishop Aidrian Wlikinson , his wife Jacqui, and members of The Church of Ireland community assembled at city hall. The occasion was a reception, hosted by the Mayor of Kilkenny David Fitzgerald to welcome Adrian to the city in his role as the new bishop of the Church …

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BY NED EGAN Part 15 Well, as described many times, it was a bitter frigid night out in the bleak Five Acre. And now, for Mikey Connolly, it had turned into Siberia. Be that as it may, he’d have to try something. “Babsie, I’ll be going soon. You girls must have a plan, and I …

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Photos: Kilkenny Observer newspaper On Friday of last week, The Kilkenny Observer received an invitation to attend a coffee morning at St Mary’s Day Care Centre at Haughney Green. An invitation we were delighted to accept. The invite came from former Brewery employee Eamon Corcoran, who, along with his wife Mary were raising funds for …

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BY JOHN FITZGERALD PART TWO Callan teenagers Sean Holden and Seamus O’ Brien watched from different vantage-points as the ball was thrown in for the 1939 Senior Hurling All-Ireland between Cork and Kilkenny and the two teams appeared on the pitch. Seamus felt the sky coming to earth as storm clouds gathered, but neither he …

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FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran It happened some 55 years ago, or more, and I’m still seeing red over the black! And it happened on the green baize of the snooker table in what was the CYMS in William Street. It was the final of the schoolboys snooker championship and yours truly was at the table …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR I presume you are very aware of the effect that high energy prices and the cost of living are having on you, your family and your business. You will be glad to know that the Government is “acutely aware” of your predicament and to alleviate these challenges the Government has …

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