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St Colman’s NS shortlisted for “Our World Irish Aid Awards”

The shortlist for the sixth “Our World Irish Aid Awards” was announced during the week and St Colman’s NS in Conaghy, Kilkenny is among the shortlisted schools.

Midland farmland prices have stabilised

The price of Irish farmland seems to have stabilised, and if anything is showing a very marginal increase in some parts of the country, according to Knight Frank Ireland.

Barretstown families host ‘Avonmore big picnic’ in Kilkenny

Kilkenny families, the Delahunty’s and the Olsen’s, are hosting an ‘Avonmore Big Picnic’ to raise much needed funds for Barretstown and help families with children recovering from serious illness.

New exhibition by Christopher Banahan

To coincide with the Cruinniu na mBad festival which is to be held in Kinvara on August 20th, 21st and 22nd, Christopher Banahan shall hold an exhibition of new works at his studio in Seawood house, Mountscribe, Kinvara.

A good draw, but not an easy draw

I always find it exciting when waiting to see what teams are paired against each other from the qualifier draw. I watched it live last weekend and once it was decided it would be Longford a good lively discussion took place about Mayo’s chances of progress. Most felt Mayo would be capable of beating Longford, a team that had a very mediocre season to date. When it was clarified later that evening that Longford had been awarded the home advantage for the match on Saturday June 26 (information that was not to hand when the discussion took place earlier), the task looked that little bit more difficult. I suggested in this column last week that it might be better for all if Mayo were drawn against a top tier side. Armagh, Derry, Kildare, or Donegal immediately spring to mind. Had we been drawn against any one of these teams and managed a victory, I feel the team could redeem itself and could certainly give us some hope for a reasonably good run through the qualifiers. However a match against Longford in Pearse Park just doesn’t set the pulse racing for me and I hope this particular clash gets the team a little more excited than I feel about it right now. I watched Longford play Louth in the Leinster Championship two weeks ago. It was a game they could so easily have won and they played without their star man, Brian Kavanagh. Their other star forward, Paul Barden, did play that evening, but was not 100 per cent fit. Both apparently are back training and will start against Mayo. Also in recent years I have attended the compact Longford venue and witnessed the home side frighten the lives out of very formidable opposition. I recall in 2006 a Dublin team looking mightily relieved to leave the midlands after scraping a two point victory over the home side. Longford sent Derry packing the year before in a qualifier game. Most of you will recall Kerry really struggling to beat them last year. So when their manager Glen Ryan suggested last week that he didn’t care who his side were drawn against as long as they had a home draw, you can fully understand where he was coming from.

Mayo get Longford in the qualifiers

Mayo's road to possible redemption has seen them drawn with Longford in the first round of the qualifiers. The draw which took place on Sunday evening, pits John O'Mahony's dethroned Connacht champions against the midlands men who were knocked out of the Lenister championship by Louth in Portlaoise.

Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club review successful year

Kilkenny GAA Supporters Club reviewed a very successful year for both the club and county at its AGM held in Nowlan Park recently. The well-attended meeting included a number of members of the Kildare-based Supporters Club who travelled to attend the AGM.

Judge hears 25 gardaí involved in investigation

At a special sitting of Carlow District Court this week, Judge David Anderson heard that the case of two Dublin men on a number of charges involved 25 gardaí.

Job fears continue for HP workers

Job loss fears will continue for Hewlett Packard workers in Galway, and across Ireland, after the company confirmed that it is too early to know if the 24,600 job losses expected worldwide will affect the country’s four Irish branches.

Mayo fail to shine on opening day

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For the second in row Mayo started off the National League with a defeat at the hands of Derry, this time in James Stephen’s Park last Sunday. While both sides hit 10 scores the decisive score of the game came from Derry debutant James Kielt 45 minutes into the contest, who got on the end of move that came about as Tom Cunniffe lost possession trying to break out of defence.


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