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  • Local Deaths and Funerals

    Patrick Fenlon The death occurred on Monday, September 26 of Patrick Fenlon of 41 Hillside, Clonaslee and late of Morette, Emo. Peacefully in the care of his daughters Pamela and Grainne and the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital, Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his daughters, wife Marie, son-in-law Darren, his five grandchildren, sisters Joan Purcell (Ballyduff, Co. Kerry) and Kathleen Naughton (Dublin), neices, nephews, relatives neighbours and many friends. Reposing in Marie's home, 35 Hillside from 2pm on Tuesday. Rosary at 9pm. Funeral arriving for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Wednesday in St. Manman's Church, Clonaslee. Cecilia Roshtan The death occurred on Monday, September 26 of Cecilia Eileen q
  • Golfing legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

    Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, dramatic tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world, has died. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, chief executive of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, said Palmer, known as “The King”, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of complications from heart problems. “Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs,” Tiger Woods tweeted late on Sunday. “Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend. It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King.” From

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  • Laois turn to Creedon

    Laois turn to Creedon26 September 2016 Former Tipperary football manager Peter Creedon will take charge of the Laois footballers in 2017. The Cork man was named as the choice of the Laois County Committee on Monday night and will be joined by Mickey McGeehan as coach. Creedon was appointed as Tipperary manager midway through the 2012 season after John Evans quit following a league loss to Sligo and managed the Premier County through four summers. Donegal man McGeehin has worked as a coach with Donegal and Limerick before a spell with Tipperary while Creedon was in charge. A Secondary School Principal, Creedon suceeds Mick Lillis who stood down after one year in the role.

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  • Erasmus admits Munster display was 'really average'

    MUNSTER Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus described his side’s performance as ‘really average’ in Saturday’s bonus point victory over Edinburgh at Thomond Park. Munster jumped up to fourth place in the Pro12 table after extending their unbeaten record at Thomond Park for 2016 with that 14-point win over the Scottish side. Erasmus said the quality of the performance needed to be looked at as well as the final result. Erasmus said: “If you'd told me twelve weeks ago that we're going to get five points like that against a team we lost to last year, I would have said yes. I would have taken it. Also, the two away wins. We can't just look at the scoreboard and say we're happy. “We have to look at the

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  • Over half of people don't support Dublin Bus drivers' strike

    Dublin Bus Drivers picket outside Summer Hill Dublin Bus Depot in Dublin on Saturday. OVER HALF OF people don’t support the Dublin Bus drivers’ strike action, according to the results of a new poll. A poll conducted by RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live and Amárach Research has found that 54% of people don’t support the drivers. The question posed to 1,000 people was: Do you support the Dublin bus drivers’ industrial action for a pay increase of 15 per cent over the next three years? 54% said No 36% said Yes 10% said Don’t know It was announced earlier today that 48 hours of stoppages that were due to begin tonight would not be going ahead. Both sides attended exploratory talks today at the Workplace Relation q
  • Golfing legend Arnold Palmer passes away at 87

    Arnold Palmer, the champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, dramatic tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world, has died. He was 87. Alastair Johnson, chief executive of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, said Palmer, known as “The King”, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of complications from heart problems. “Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs,” Tiger Woods tweeted late on Sunday. “Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend. It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King.” From

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  • Varadkar: Live register figures to fall below 300,000

    Leo Varadkar says the Live Register will fall below 300,000, in the next few months, for the first time since 2008. The Social Protection Minister is launching Jobs Week today. The number of people working in Ireland passed two million this summer for first time since 2009. Minister Varadkar says his department is changing its approach: “First of all we are going to have a lot more one to one engagement. “Which is obviously good. We will be engaging a lot more with people who have disabilities. “We will be trying to tell employers a little bit more about the supports that are on offer to them and also we will be reforming and recaliberating the welfare to work schemes.”

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  • St Lomans Mullingar Gaa Notes

    St Lomans Mullingar Gaa Notes26 September 2016 U10 Boys Twenty-six of our brave U10 boys headed off to St Marys Rochfortbridge on Saturday morning to play in a blitz organised by the local club. The lads were not to be put off by the terrible weather conditions and played group games against Edenderry, St Mary's Rochfortbridge and Garrycastle. The 10 year olds built up a first half lead in their Tier 4 final against Milltownpass but could not hold onto it in the second half. The 9 year olds made no mistake in their Tier 2 final - scoring two quick goals against Moate to get into an early lead and never looked back. Well done to the boys and a special mention to the coaches (Adrian, Seán, Paul

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  • Senior Camogie: 8 in a row for Kilmessan

    Senior Camogie: 8 in a row for Kilmessan26 September 2016 Kilmessan's Aileen Donnelly with Emma Coffey Na Fianna during the Meath Senior Camogie Final at Lomans Park Trim Kilmessan were crowned Meath senior camogie championship winners for the 8th year running with a six point win over Na Fianna, who were appearing in their 1st senior decider, in wet and windy conditions at Lomans Park Trim. Kilmessan 2-9 Na Fianna 0-9 The holders got a great start and raced in to a three point lead after ten minutes. The outstanding Francis Lynch opened the scoring, Megan Thynne followed up shortly before Lynch landed her second point. Katie Mulvihill settled Na Fianna with a pointed free and the girls in the

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  • SFC: Gaels blow Na Fianna away

    SFC: Gaels blow Na Fianna away26 September 2016 Conor Nash celebrates after setting up Niall Kane for Simonstown's second goal against na Fianna in the SFC game at Pairc Tailteann. Simonstown 3-11 Na Fianna 0-8 Simonstown issued a statement of intent in the Meath SFC yesterday when bringing Na Fianna's unbeaten Group C run to an end at Pairc Tailteann. The Navan side required maximum points to book their place in the knock-out stages and Colm O'Rourke's players duly obliged with a comprehensive 12 point victory. Already qualified for the business end of the competition, Na Fianna had nothing but pride to play for but it's fair to say that manager Fergal Foran has

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  • Rhode GAA notes

    Rhode GAA notes26 September 2016 Offaly Senior Football  Semi Final Rhode have secured a place in the Offaly Senior Football Championship County Final on the 16th of October after beating Gracefield on a score line of 1-11 to 1-07.  This will be Rhode's fifth final in a row and there is know doubt after losing last years final the hunger is there to go about  bringing  the Dowling Cup back to the village. Rhode now play Ferbane in the County Final on Sunday  16th of October at 3pm in O'Connor Park Tullamore. Referee Fergal Smyth.  Team: Kenneth Garry, Brian Darby, Shane Sullivan, Jake kavnagh,  Anton Sullivan,  Eoin Rigney,  Niall Darby,  Alan McNamee,  Conor McNamee, James McPadden , Niall McNamee, 

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  • Laverty basks in five-in-a-row

    Laverty basks in five-in-a-row26 September 2016 Conor Laverty says winning a five-in-a-row of Down SFC titles is a wonderful achievement for Kilcoo. The Magpies defeated Clonduff in yesterday's Frank O'Hare Cup decider and afterwards their joint-captain reflected on the times when they didn't have it so good. “We have six championship medals but for a long time we didn’t think we’d get any,” the former Down captain told the Irish News. “We won the league in 2003 but it was a long way to 2009 and a lot of hard work and a lot of defeats and a lot of hard times, but thankfully we have six and the five in-a-row is very special too. It’s the first time that any team in the club has done it.” After

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  • Clontibret club notes

    Clontibret club notes26 September 2016 Greenfield Foods SFC All roads lead to Castleblayney on Sunday as we take on Scotstown in this year’s Senior Championship final. It's our 32nd county final appearance in all (not including replays) since the first back in 1917 and our eighth final in the last decade. Much preparation has gone in by players and mentors alike and we wish them well on Sunday. Throw in time is at 4pm but with the minor final on at 2pm supporters would need to allow plenty of time for parking and access to the pitch. Senior League We overcame Doohamlet in the league last Sunday on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-5 in a game of two halves where a strong wind very much dictated. Our next

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  • St Catherine’s VS, Killybegs News, September 26, 2016

    Here’s a snapshot of what has been happening in St.Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs this week. It was compiled by the T.Y students at the school. Seo Linn SEO Linn rolled into St Catherine’s Vocational School on Friday for a whole day workshop with all junior students. The roadshow - which is run by people from Coláiste Lurgan Irish College - is most famous for its appearance on the Late, Late Show as well as their Irish translations of songs such as Avicii’s “Wake me up” and “The Cup song”. They specialise in using Irish through music. During the last hour of the entire school was treated to a lively showcase of the work the that the students had completed throughout the day. Overall q
  • TG4 "Ties the Record" with TV Audience for Ladies Finals

    TG4 "Ties the Record" with TV Audience for Ladies Finals26 September 2016 A view of Cork and Dublin supporters during the All-Ireland Ladies SFC final at Croke Park. Following on the LGFA’s  great achievement in shattering their own Croke Park attendance record for yesterday’s All-Ireland Finals the TG4 Championships, (34,000) the official TV audience measure has brought further good news. This morning’s Nielsen data confirms that TG4’s live coverage of the Senior Final was viewed throughout by an audience of 235,000, with a reach of just under 500,000 (viewers tuning in at some point of the match).   The TG4 share of the national TV audience for the duration of the match was almost 27%. All

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  • JFC final: Bective are champions

    JFC final: Bective are champions26 September 2016 Bective's Ciaran Reilly collides with Dunsany's Eoin Marsh while Paddy McGovern and Brian cant well look on during the Meath JFC Final at Pairc Tailteann Bective 0-15 Dunsany 0-12 In a gripping Teach na Teamhrach JFC final, Bective held off a late Dunsany surge to get their hands on the Peter McDermott Cup. For Dunsany it was further final heartbreak after last year’s loss to Curraha but there was no denying Bective, who were able to chisel out crucial scores when it mattered most. Dunsany grabbed the first score of the game from a Shane Walshe free and it took a while for Bective to find their feet. Paul McCabe settled their nerves with a free

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  • What they said ... the weekend in quotes

    What they said ... the weekend in quotes26 September 2016 Cork's Ciara O'Sullivan introduces her teammates to President Michael D Higgins before the All-Ireland Ladies SFC final against Dublin at Croke Park. “Obviously, ladies football have to answer the question - to Dublin and our players and their families who have sacrificed as much as the girls have - why do we not have Hawk-Eye? This isn't to take anything away from Cork. They are great champions. From a management point of view, when you have the technology in place, why don't you use it?” Fundamentally, I believe our ladies association have let us down.” Dublin manager Gregory McGonigle didn't mince his words. “It went in front of Central

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  • Clarinbridge hurler's unique achievement

    Clarinbridge hurler's unique achievement26 September 2016 Clarinbridge's Brian Carr. Brian Carr may well be the only man to have won every medal in Galway adult hurling after he helped Clarinbridge to victory in yesterday’s Junior C1 final. Clarinbridge’s four-point win over Ballinasloe in Carnmore saw Brian – who lined out at centre forward – complete his collection of senior, intermediate, U21, Junior A, Junior B and Junior C1 medals. What an achievement!

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  • Horse Racing Ireland chairman stays tight-lipped on Kavanagh controversy

    Horse Racing Ireland’ s chairman Joe Keeling has declined to comment on the controversial reappointment of Brian Kavanagh as chief executive of racing’s body for a third term which is set to be the subject of Dáil questions this week. TDs Clare Daly and Willie Penrose have said they will raise the matter of Kavanagh’s appointment, while the Public Accounts Committee is seeking “a full and detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the reappointment”. Although Government guidelines state that CEOs of semi-state organisations should serve no more than a single seven-year term, Kavanagh has been chief executive of HRI since it was formed in 2001 and began a third term of five years at the weekend.

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  • GAA tweets of the week

    The Ladies football finals took centre stage over the weekend and Cork's win over Dublin was shrouded in controversy...

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