‘Strictly Let’s Dance’ fever hits Kilkenny
Funnyman O’ Shea sets the tone for festival mischi...
McGuinness under pressure to comment on expenses
Outrage over attacks on Lacken beauty spot
Transforming an eyesore into art magic
Reid back, but Sheff suffers setback
City ‘Best Parish’ is an ecumenical matter
A FULL 49 hours before tickets go on sale, a teenage fan of pop group, One Direction has started queuing for her tickets for their show in Croke park next year. Megan Casey-McGuirk, a 15 year old Presentation Secondary School student had camped outside RollerCoaster Records, Kieran Street, Kilkenny because she did not want to lose out. “The last few times, I ran out of luck because when I got to the counter they were all sold out,” she said.
A KILKENNY woman has moved up the ranks of one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and now holds a key role in the company.
A large-scale ongoing study of the activity habits of people living in Kilkenny has found very low levels of walking and cycling, particularly among the adult populace.
Fourteen couples have been introduced at the launch of Strictly Let’s Dance Kilkenny, which already looks set to live up to all the buzz generated around the event.
Bernard O’ Shea’s family were not expecting him to appear on the Late Late Show a fortnight ago, where he charmed Ryan Tubridy and the audience, and gave a special shout out to his mother watching in total surprise at home.
A NUMBER of SuperValu stores in Kilkenny scored tops recently at a prestigious ceremony held in Killarney.
ALL the Kilkenny GAA fixtures and results
ALL the fixtures from the Macron Kilkenny & District League
ON Sunday members of Kilkenny Walkers Club will be heading to Slievenamon. The meeting point at 9.30am is at the Castle Park.
A LATE, late point from a free by Richie Power earned Carrickshock a dramatic draw with flying Fenians (Johnstown) in the senior hurling league at Nowlan Park on Saturday.
Driven Clara put an average showing and defeat the previous week behind them when they bounced back to claim the scalp of championship holders, Ballyhale Shamrocks in the senior hurling league at Thomastown on Friday (1-12 to 1-11).
This was a senior hurling challenge with a difference in that the players were dressed up to the nines by occasion sponsor, J.P. McManus, but in black and white terms the result meant Kilkenny suffered their first defeat since being crowned National League champions when losing to Limerick (1-25 to 1-20) at the opening of the Staker Wallace GAA grounds last night.
Galway Children’s theatre company, Branar Teatar present their latest show Croí á Muscailt - Awakening a Heart at the Watergate on May 22.
IT IS almost as if we are conditioned in this country when thinking about a car to focus in on a saloon or hatchback. The bigger space offering estates are very often an after thought, if they are considered at all, and that is even when looking for a used car, writes John Knox.
Pen & Pixel is an annual Multimedia Exhibition held in the Clonmel campus of Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD).
FESTIVAL tourists and businesses in Co Kilkenny will benefit this year from further support by the Arts Council to bring the best in entertainments and the arts to the streets of the County.
You learn something new every year at the Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival.
Since its launch in September 2010, the Mitsubishi ASX has established itself as a serious competitor to the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai iX35 and the KIA Sportage in the Crossover segment, with over 250,000 units sold.
THE PEOPLE of Kilkenny have much to be proud of after a weekend full of sporting genius and a musical festival that would stand up to any around the globe.
From the four corners of the globe we came – well, from Dublin, Cork, Clare, Tipp and Kilkenny we came. Seven of us. The ‘Magnificent Seven’? Not quite. The ‘Motley Seven’ more likely: a farmer, a teacher, a banker (hey, someone has to associate with them) an engineer, HSE employee, HR person and one self-employed, most of us never having met before! But thanks to my brother-in-law Shane, the lynch-pin, we would soon become acquainted.
CAMOGIE FÉILE- Dicksboro U14 girls had a great win in the Féile na nGael final, played in Mullinavat on Saturday against Glenmore. Glenmore got the better start, putting a point on the board in the first minute, and following up with a goal a minute later. Despite the setback, the Dicksboro girls kept their composure and settled into the game. The teams were well matched, and every ball was strongly contested. After 15 minutes, Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling collected a ball 30 meters out from the Glenmore goal and fired in a strong shot, all the way to the back of the net. This left just a single point between the teams. Glenmore then replied with a point, and the teams went in at half time, 1-2 to 1-0, Glenmore in the lead. Dicksboro had the benefit of the breeze in the second half which was blowing diagonally across the pitch, and began to take control of the game. A goal from Bronagh Doheny put the ‘Boro girls one point up, and ten minutes from the end a shot from Niamh Mulrooney also found it’s way to the net, giving the girls a four point lead. Glenmore worked hard, fighting for every ball and never giving up. The final score was a pointed 45 from Caoimhe Dunne-Dowling, leaving the final score at Dicksboro 3-1, Glenmore 1-2. Congratulations to the girls and mentors, as they prepare to represent Kilkenny in the National Féile na nGael finals, which will be held in Limerick from 5th – 7th July. Check out our Facebook page, ‘Dicksboro Camogie Club’.
CHAMPIONS-Congratulations to O’Loughlin Gaels who, for the third time in the last four years, became Paddy Grace, Kilkenny, Feile na nGael Champions at the weekend . After a hard battle against Danesfort in Bennettsbridge, the pride of St. John’s Parish were pitted against, City neighbours, Dicksboro, in the final, which was played in Jenkinstown at 5.30pm on Saturday.
HURLERS ATTEMPT TO BOUNCE BACK TO WINNING WAYS - Following the disappointment of their opening round defeat to Mooncoin last Saturday week in the opening round of the Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling League, Young Irelands of Gowran will be attempting to make amends against neighbours Thomastown this coming weekend.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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