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Ireland’s premier women’s stage race All pix: Danny Lahart

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Throughout Tuscany, wine bottles and many a restaurant feature a black rooster, the famed ‘Gallo nero’, a marketing logo for the region’s world famous Chianti Classico fine wines with a ‘history’ that stretches back to the Middle Ages. As the story goes… Once upon a time, a knight from Siena and a knight from Florence …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Sarah Barcoe stars in six-point win over rebels Kilkenny claimed the Tesco All-Ireland Minor title with a tremendous 6-point victory over holders’ Cork at LIT Gaelic Grounds last Sunday. As well as being crowned champions, the young cats also prevented the Leesiders from claiming three consecutive minor titles. From start …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Jack McGrath Cup awaits the winners John Scott’s camog’s will take on Antrim in the ISPCC All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship final at Croke Park this Sunday (2pm throw-in). The game is part of a triple-header of camogie finals to be staged at headquarters. Both sides will take to the field, …

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O’Loughlin Gaels 1-18 Graigue Ballycallan 0-18 In a hard fought game in Callan on Saturday a goal seven minutes into the second half by Sammy Johnson proves to be the decisive score. From the start the teams went point to point with Mark Bergin for O’Loughins and Sean Ryan impressive from open play and placed …

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Result: Roinn A Championship Qtr Final.  O’Loughlin Gaels 1-15 to 2-10 Young Ireland’s  It took a massive effort by the Gaels in the final 10mins to maintain the advantage they’d held since early in the game. Greg Kelly got the Gaels off to a fine start with 3 converted frees before the visitors answered with …

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Kilkenny Motor Club Show Kilkenny castle PHOTOGRAPHY: DANNY LAHART

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The Gargan family have been involved in stone carving in Kilkenny for many generations. Compiled by Gerry Cody It is possible that the founding member of the firm learned the art of stone carving at the famous Colles Mills at Maddoxtown about 1800. The family lived in Flood Street, later renamed Parnell street. Examples of …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Antrim await in Croker clash Kilkenny 0-13 Meath 0-9 Kilkenny’s Intermediate camogs are through to the All-Ireland final on Sunday 12th September after a hard-fought win over Meath in UPMC Nowlan Park last Saturday. John Scott’s team will now face the Saffrons of Antrim in their bid to be crowned …

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