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Heartbreak for Our Lady's after thriller

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Despite leading by a brace of goals on two occasions – including being ahead by 3-1 with less than five minutes of normal time remaining – the senior soccer side from Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, suffered the heartache of losing last Wednesday afternoon’s epic John Murphy Cup final in extra-time to St Peter’s Community School, Passage West, at the resplendent Mullingar Athletic AFC complex.

Bish claim silver in All Ireland

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The Bish first year basketball team won silver in the All Ireland schools A finals in the University of Limerick last weekend.

Loughrea writers to launch anthology

THE LATEST edition of Razzle Dazzle, the Loughrea Creative Writing Group anthology, will be launched this Sunday at 7.30pm in Loughrea Library.

Jury’s not out anymore as Kilkenny Courthouse reopens for business

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Kilkenny Courthouse — one of Kilkenny’s most historical buildings — is to be opened up for business in ten days time after three years during which a massive €20 million refurbishment and conservation project was under way.

An epic weekend for squash stars

The crowds may have been glued to a stunning All-Ireland football final on Sunday last but the squash players playing at the one-day event in Carlow LTC produced their own epic performances.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.

A Galway Christmas book hamper

ONCE AGAIN we reach the season of goodwill and of exchanging gifts to show our appreciation and love for those whose presence we cherish.

Animals at war, virgins in Loughrea, poitín, and peace at the ‘Augi’...

World War 1 is the backdrop for the London box office success War Horse. It’s the story of bravery, loyalty and a mutual bond that grew between a young farm boy and his horse. But it is the highly imaginative and skilful way that the story is presented that has caught London’s imagination. The play is based on a book by Michael Morpurgo; and a recent acknowledgement by the public of the role animals have played in war, from the horse, the mule, the dog, the pigeon, even the humble glow worm used by sappers in No Man’s Land as they drew maps in the dark*. During the merciless, and relatively recent Battle of Stalingrad, (July 1942 to February 1943), 207,000 horses were killed on the German side alone (the human cost was an unimaginable one million). Animals are still used to help solders navigate rough terrain, or for dolphins to seek out mines, and dogs to sniff out contraband.

 

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