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Attention Girls – Make It Two In A Row For Tipperary

Attention all you young ladies out there; heats have now begun all over Ireland to find contestants with beauty, poise and personality to take part in this year’s forthcoming ‘Miss Ireland 2014′ event. Entries are now being taken to locate this nation’s hottest beauty and to find that ‘Perfect Girl,’ to represent her county at this year’s Miss Ireland Final.

Miss Tipperary is being held, organised by former Miss Tipperary and Miss Sunday World winner Esme Mansergh Wallace for the second year in a row. Esme returns from the success of picking last year’s overall winner of Miss Ireland which was of course none other than Tipperary and Clonmel’s gorgeous ‘red-head’ the very lovely Miss Aoife Walsh. “I am so thrilled to be back running this year’s Miss Tipperary heat and I am really hoping that we can make it ‘Two in row for Tipperary, that would be really amazing!” stated Esme. Esme is running the selection to find the lucky girl who will attend the star studded ‘Miss Ireland Final’ this July.

The final of Miss Tipperary will be held at, where else but in the very beautiful Dundrum House Hotel and Country Club, on Friday, May 16th  at 8:00pm.

“Dundrum House, latter which combines 18th century old world charm with every convenience you would expect from a luxury resort, is the perfect venue for an event like this and I am delighted to welcome back the hotel as the main sponsors of this year’s heat,” Esme stated.
Due to last year’s success I have huge interest this year which is fantastic and I have a model agent on the judging panel who will be looking at all the girls to see who has the potential to sign with his agency. It is a great opportunity for someone trying to break into a modelling career,” Esme continued.

There is also an extra bonus this year, as girls who get placed 2nd and 3rd in this heat will also have the chance to compete in the Miss Ireland semi final, the first year for this to take place and according to Esme; “A great way for me to try and get all 3 girls into the Miss Ireland final.”

Make up for the girls on the night is being provided by Marian Browne of “Make Up by Marian,” Kerri Harrison of “Make Up by Kerri,” Emma Nugent of “Flawless Finishes” and Bernadette Connaughton.

Tickets are selling at €10 each and can be bought on the door, but advanced booking is advised as it is sure to be a sell out event, with girls from all over the county vying for the much coveted chance of competing in this most prestigious of event finals.

Note: Any young ladies who feel they would like to take advantage of this amazing opportunity and feel they have what it takes, please email Esme at for all further details and entry criteria.

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One Million Readers – Thurles.Info Thanks You

StatsChecking our website ‘Statistics Counter’ last night, which we do from time to time, we discover that Thurles.Info has now passed the one million readership mark, since its initial conception.

Many of you, our readers, may possibly have wondered how many people read this community based website on a daily basis.  The answer to your question is now proudly displayed in the picture, herewith attached, which shows our daily readership figures from last Thursday until 12.00 midnight last night. (Click on image shown left for larger magnification.)

Our ‘Returning Daily Visitors’ can be seen here in the yellow column, ‘Unique Visits’ are recorded in the blue column, while ‘Pages Viewed Daily’ can be observed in the green column.

Our sincere thanks must now go to those who made comments on Thurles.Info regularly to date, expressing their views and more especially those of you who informed us, contributed text or kept us updated on community events etc., thus ensuring not just our but also their continued success.

To the over one million of you, living in every country in the world, who continue to read our varied content, must also go our sincere thanks. As a small rural town here in Co Tipperary, by your reading, contributing and the sharing of our content, you are keeping Thurles to the forefront in showcasing our local, friendly, well-educated and picturesque rural existence.

So if you want to get your particular information ‘Out and About,’  fast and on the same day, why not hit the ‘Contact Us’ tag to be found top of our Thurles.Info Home Page?  Over 1,500 readers each day would love to hear from you.

If you think that could be further improved, thus offering you an even greater public service, talk to us and we will give great consideration to all or any suggestions offered.

Thank You, One & All.

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Yet Another Tipperary Road Fatality

GardaAn 18-year-old youth has died in a single vehicle collision at about 1.55am here in Co Tipperary this morning.

The teenager is understood to have been driving along the N62 Birr Road, a short distance outside of Roscrea, when this fatal accident occurred. It is understood that the vehicle being driven struck a wall.

The driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene and a sixteen year old male passenger, also travelling in this vehicle, was seriously injured and rushed to Limerick Regional hospital. Both young men are believed to be from the Roscrea area.

The  body of the deceased has also been removed to Limerick Regional Hospital, where a post mortem will be held and the road remains currently closed for a forensic examination with diversions having been put in place.

This now brings to twelve the number of people killed on Tipperary’s roads since January1st, the highest vehicle fatality rate of any county in Ireland.

Roscrea Gardaí are appealing for witnesses with information to contact them at Roscrea Garda Station, Tel: 0505 24230, or use the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or indeed any Garda Station.

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Tipperary Book Their Place To Meet Kilkenny

HurlingTipperary settled an old score today in front of a 20,452 spectators crowd in Limerick. They had been beaten by Clare when last these great hurling counties came face to face in Semple stadium just last month, with Co.Clare’s Conor McGrath rifling home a hat-trick of goals.

This afternoon the tables were turned with Seamus Callanan scoring twelve points for the Premier County, latter finishing winners with 2-23 (29 Pts) to 2-17 (23 Pts) against last year’s All Ireland Champions Clare, in the Allianz Hurling League semi-final, held at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.

Tipperary will now greet their old rivals Kilkenny in a second successive final, possibly on May 4th next and at home here in Semple Stadium, subject to official approval.

It was Clare who quickly scored the game’s opening goal in just the third minute and indeed Tipperary would concede yet another, but two matching  goals, one goal in each half, coming courtesy of stalward Patrick Maher, would eventually match this Tipperary deficit.

Tipperary gained full form into the second part of the first half to lead by 1-14 (17 Pts) to 1-07 (10 Pts) at the break. Clare did however manage to creep back to within three points of Tipperary during the second half, but it was to be this same opposition who remained relatively comfortable hindering Clare from getting back to within any real striking distance.

Tipperary must now surely be within sight of another title as they look ahead to what promises to be yet another explosive collision with Kilkenny, who today also booked their place, having defeated Galway 1-16 (19 Pts) to 0-15; to also reach the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final.

Tipperary Scorers: N. O’Meara 0-03; S. Bourke & J O’Dwyer 0-02 each; S. Callanan 0-12; P. Maher 2-00 (6 Pts) and J. Barry, J. Woodlock, D. Maher, N. McGrath and G. Ryan all scoring 1 point apiece.

Tipperary Team: D. Gleeson (Portroe); C. Barrett (Holycross-Ballycahill); P. Maher (Thurles Sarsfields); M Cahill (Thurles Sarsfields); J. Barry (Upperchurch-Drombane); B. Maher (Borris-Ileigh – Captain); C. O’Mahony (Newport); K. Bergin, J. Woodlock (Drom & Inch); N. McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney); P. Maher (Lorrha/Dorrha); J. O’Dwyer (Killenaule); D. Maher (Thurles Sarsfields); S. Callanan (Drom & Inch) and N. O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs).

Tipperary Substitutions:  S. McGrath for N. McGrath, G. Ryan for D.Maher, S. Bourke for J. O’Dwyer and M. Breen for J. Woodlock .

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Death Of Rev Father Martin Dwan

deathIt is with deep sadness that we report that the death has occurred of the much loved priest Rev. Father Martin Dwan, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Thurles and Holycross, who passed away on April 18th 2014.

Fr. Martin will be deeply regretted by his loving brothers Kevin, Michael and Liam, his sisters; Mary, Nancy and Kathleen, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Fr Martins remains will repose at his brother Michael’s residence ‘Newtown House’, Holycross, Thurles, Co Tipperary on Monday April 21st from 2.30pm to 6.00pm, arriving at Holycross Abbey at 7.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday morning in Holycross Abbey at 11.30am, with burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Thurles.

Family flowers only, please with donations, if desired, to St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co Wicklow.

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