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Cats finishing lets them down in Semple showcase BY NIALL SHERRY, SPORTS EDITOR ALLIANZ NATIONAL HURLING LEAGUE FINAL FBD Semple Stadium, Thurles Kilkenny 1-20 Clare 3-16 Clare secured the 2024 Allianz League Division One title with a 2-point win over the Cats in Thurles last Saturday night. Derek Lyng’s side were uncharacteristically wasteful in the …

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Photos; Kilkenny Observer Newspaper It was a very special weekend at St Marys Cathedral in Kilkenny. Of course the most important happening at the church was the Ester ceremonies with celebrations of the Faith happening over a five day period. What added to the occasion was the fact that ceremonies on Good Friday and Holy …

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BY MICHAEL O’LEARY Since been formed only a few years ago, Young Irelands Healthy Club in Gowran has grown in popularity with a host of events and last Monday week on Easter Monday they launched All-Stars at Young Irelands GAA grounds in Gowran. All-Stars is a new group organized by The Healthy Club Committee, and …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Most people are saving for something.  They are putting aside some money for a rainy day, their children’s education, a comfortable retirement, or a dream holiday. But thinking about investing that hard-earned cash can be a daunting prospect. On the one hand you could increase your money by wise investing …

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PART 3 BY JOHN FITZGERALD Continuing the story of the infamous Friary Street Ambush: The British army patrol had just entered Friary Street and was trudging towards them. As McEvoy gaped in horror and alarm at the sleepy-eyed woman in the doorway, a corporation worker quickstepped past Dunne and himself on his way into the church …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY I often get asked about thinning hair and hair falling out. This can affect people of all ages. It is a distressing problem that can cause stress, anxiety, and embarrassment. For most people there is a cause at the root of it. Common reasons for hair loss: Hormonal changes, especially during the …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON Like most, when I pop off, I would like to have a peaceful departure. But, although death itself is certain, there is no certainty about how it may come about. I hope, as we all do, to be able to die with dignity, pass away peacefully in my …

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    Shrughawadda Players are preparing to perform Marina Carr’s great play ‘By the Bog of Cats` at The Concert Hall, Thomastown on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April, 2024. Having performed this play in early February in Kilmoganny to great success and large crowds each night, there were many requests to stage the show …

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BY MICHAEL O’LEARY With the clocks having gone forward last weekend over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, outdoor sports and actitivies will be very busy throughout the Summer months. With the longer evenings now in situ, Kilkenny Tennis Club has plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. This week, with the school kids …

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