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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Dicksboro end ‘Vegas Boys’ run with dominant victory St Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Review Three quarter-final ties took place last weekend as the battle for the Tom Walsh Cup begins to heat up. There were victories for Dicksboro, James Stephens and Tullaroan, while the postponed clash …

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By Ger Cody This October, Equinox Theatre’s Sighile Hennessy will be presenting her debut solo dance show ‘Out There’ at the Sibikwa Arts Centre Body Moves International Dance Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sighile has been developing this work over the last two years with mentorship from Stephen Batts (Echo Echo Dance Company) and Cindy …

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For those in the world of theatre, the announcement that a new play has been published always creates a bit of a theatrical stir. Actors, producers, directors and technical crew are thinking straight away of a potential job. Make no mistake, jobs in that field are not all that plentiful. So, potential dollar signs are …

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Nestled in a valley on the Carlow/Kilkenny border is the little village of Coon or Coan. According to Owen O’Kelly’s book Place names of County Kilkenny, Coon (Cuan) derives its name from A River Winding. To visit the area from Kilkenny city, one has several options as to which route to select. The extra mileage …

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BY NED EGAN Part 3 The moon helped the bombers, and they had no fear of RAF fighters: well the Luftwaffe knew that these scarce machines were still being held rigidly in wait for planes trying to destroy airfields – which would be Hitler’s first step towards an invasion. The weather might be lousy, but …

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The highpoint of Féile Lachtain 2022 occurs on Saturday, October 8, when the Rafter Family Concert takes place at St. Lachtain’s R.C. Church, Freshford at 8.00 p.m. The Rafter Family has performed extensively throughout the past decade since their debut to critical acclaim at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. All the family have excelled in …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR According to Minister Pascal O’Donohue this year’s Budget focused on helping families and businesses facing the cost-of-living crisis arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continuing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said “As one of the most open economies in the world, we benefit when things are going …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Are you wondering if it’s too early to think about boosting your immune system? So that you could try prevent winter viruses, coughs, and colds and not miss days from work or school. I think this is the perfect time to give your immune system a boost. But what are the best …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON For a while now I have been wondering about being more energy efficient and guiltily putting off finding out about it. Retrofitting can seem daunting: what are you going to do, how much will it cost, what is the energy saving and can you even find a contractor to …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS When I left school, I wanted to go to college which I did. Initially though, to appease my father, I went for job interviews with Aer Lingus, the Civil Service, and the banks. On the day of interview with Bank Of Ireland, at least three score of us …

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