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Get Help To Start A Business In Tipperary

WhotoTalkto2013Over 30 business support Agencies and Organisations will be available on Tuesday May 14th next, to meet with any individuals thinking of starting or further developing a business.

Aptly named the ‘Who To Talk To,‘ Expo, this event will be held here in Thurles on Tuesday, May 14th, from 2 – 8 p.m. in the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus, Nenagh Road Roundabout, Thurles.

This event is an initiative of the North Tipperary County Development Board and is designed to hopefully inspire and encourage individuals considering self employment while informing new and existing business promoters about supports available for business creation and further development.

The event will feature information stands, seminars, funding workshops and networking opportunities, with this year’s particular focus on the food sector.

If you are looking for business advice, grant aid or just exploring enterprise development opportunities or ideas, perhaps this is the place to be on May 14th next.

Remember the late fourteenth century French proverb: “Qui onques rien n’enprist riens n’achieva,” ( Latter Translates: “He who never undertook anything, never achieved anything,”) or “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Admission to this event is FREE.


Allianz Hurling League Final Tipperary V Kilkenny

GaaSome 21,447 bodies packed into Nowlan Park, Kilkenny this afternoon for the Allianz Hurling League final clash between old & serious rivals Tipperary & Kilkenny.

Kilkenny, playing with the wind, opening the scoring with a point from Lester Ryan.  A second point came from Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin, following a foul on Cillian Buckley by Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin. Within the first two minutes the scoreboard showed Kilkenny are 1-02 to Tipperary 0-00, after Michael Fennelly bursts through and rifled the ball into the Tipperary net.

Tipperary opened their scoring with a point from Eoin Kelly in the third minute, followed by a point from Patrick Maher from 50 yards out in the 5th min. The Premier County begin to settle and following an exchange of  points between Michael Fennelly & Brendan Maher the scoreboard read  Kilkenny 1-03 (6 Pts) – Tipperary 0-03 (3 Pts).

By the 15th minute Tipperary began to regain some composure.  Two points from Noel McGrath & Seamus Callanan left just a point between the sides, but then Michael Fennelly cuts in from the right hand side of the goalmouth to rifle the Tipperary net.  Kilkenny were now boasting 2-03 (9 Pts) to Tipperary’s 0-05 (5 Pts).

Following points from Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly, Brendan Maher, Noel McGrath and Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly, both sides levelled, with 10 points apiece.

Come the period ending the first half, however, points from Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly, Lester Ryan &  Michael Fennelly, answered with just a point from Tipp goalkeeper Darren Gleeson, saw Kilkenny leave the pitch with a 2 point lead.

The second half saw Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin & Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly & Noel McGrath open the scoring within the first three minutes. However what appeared to perhaps demonstrate some upping of Tipperary’s game was met with stiff resistance from Kilkenny.

Lar Corbett (Tipp) & J.J. Delaney (Kilkenny) both got red carded to the sideline while Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly was replaced by John O’Dwyer.

Point from Seamus Callanan & Brendan Maher in the 48th minute made it anyone’s game with the scoreboard reading 16 points apiece. But Tipperary badly needed to reclaim a goal to make any impact on their game, and alas this was not to materialise.

Points from Eoin Larkin, Cillian Buckley, Lester Ryan & Michael Rice however saw Kilkenny take the lead again despite the best efforts of Tipperary point scorers John O’Brien, Paudie Maher and Pa Bourke, leaving a full-time result reading Kilkenny 2-17 (23 Pts) to Tipperary’s 0-20 (20 Pts).

All in all the game between both rivals could hardly be described as a classic meeting, with Tipperary’s inside forward line failing to function to its usual high standard.

Overall performance on the day showed Kilkenny truly deserved to win their 16th league title this time out.


Tipperary: Darren Gleeson, Michael Cahill, Conor O’Mahony, Paul Curran, Kieran Bergin, Padriac Maher, Conor O’Bruen, Brendan Maher, Shane McGrath (Capt), Seamus Callanan, Lar Corbett, Patrick Maher, Shane Bourke, Eoin Kelly, Noel McGrath.

Kilkenny: Eoin Murphy, Paul Murphy, J.J. Delaney, Jackie Tyrrell, Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, Kieran Joyce, Lester Ryan, Michael Fennelly, Cillian Buckley, Michael Rice, Eoin Larkin, Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan, Aidan Fogarty.

Man of the Match: Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)

Yellow Cards: (Kilkenny) Brian Hogan, Shane Bourke & Paul Curran.

Red Cards: Lar Corbett (Tipperary)  J.J. Delaney (Kilkenny)

Referee:  Barry Kelly ( Westmeath.)


Gardaí Investigate Tipperary Violent Death

FawnagownGardaí here in Tipperary are continuing their investigation into the violent death of 52 year old Mr Bobby Ryan, Boherlahan, Tipperary, latter who had been missing since the Friday morning of the June bank holiday weekend, back in 2011.

The remains of Mr Ryan’s body were discovery on Tuesday afternoon last in a 10ft deep, sealed, disused slurry tank on a farm at Fawnagown, Co Tipperary.

Following the completion of a post-mortem examination at Waterford Regional Hospital by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar, Gardaí officially upgraded their inquiry into Mr Ryan’s death, to that of a murder investigation. It is understood that Mr Ryan suffered a horrific beating which led to his death, and because of the condition of the located remains, identification was necessary using the dental records and DNA comparisons from family members.

The separated father of two had left his partner, Ms Mary Lowry, latter a widow with three young sons, at her home in Fawnagown, Co Tipperary,  just after 6.00am on the Friday morning, June 3rd in 2011 & was due to continue to his place of work at Killough Quarry here near Thurles. His family were alerted when he failed to arrive and Mr Ryan’s abandoned Citroen van was found some hours later abandoned in Bansha Wood on the outskirts of Tipperary town. Numerous subsequent searches of the region by Gardaí & volunteers, together with emotional appeals to the public for assistance had proven fruitless.

Ms Lowry’s husband, Martin, had died of cancer in 2007 and the farm was later leased out to a farmer, Mr Pat Quirke. Gardaí were alerted after Mr Quirke discovered decomposed remains in a sealed underground slurry tank, hidden by undergrowth at the rear of Mary Lowry’s home.

Mr Ryan during his lifetime had worked as a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”

One male suspect, who was stated to have been obsessed with Ms Lowry, is seen as possibly central to continuing Garda investigations into Mr Ryan’s disappearance. As part of ongoing investigations, Gardaí are examining CCTV footage from a secretly installed security system, which Ms Lowry had introduced at her home following a recent robbery.  Gardaí will also mount an operation next week in a bid to jog the memories of people who may have been in the area on the morning of Mr Ryan disappearance.


Habitual Criminal Christopher Doyle Recaptured

C-doyleChristopher Doyle, aged 39, from Fatima Mansions, Dublin, a prisoner who was serving a six year sentence for dangerous driving at Roscrea, Co Tipperary, numerous robberies and who was also serving a 12 year prison sentence for the manslaughter of 81 year old Meath pensioner Patrick Logan in June 2000, has been recaptured.

Mr Doyle is understood to have climbed out through a bathroom window at St James’s Hospital Dublin, after getting compassionate escorted release to visit his sick father on Wednesday morning last.

Habitual criminal Doyle was currently serving an eight-year sentence for dangerous driving, causing serious bodily harm, having driven a stolen car into a family in Roscrea in 2010

Doyle, who was serving his sentence in the Training Unit at Mountjoy Prison, was arrested by Gardaí in Mullingar, Co Westmeath yesterday, on suspicion of shoplifting. Doyle has also some 21 previous convictions for manslaughter, robbery, public order offences and failing to turn up at court appearances.  Doyle also holds strong links with the UK and has numerous convictions there also for other violent robberies.

Considered one of Ireland’s most dangerous prisoners, Gardaí had launched a massive nationwide manhunt following his escape.

A total of 453 prisoners have absconded from prison between the years 2008 to 2011, with a further 33 in the first three months of 2012, according to requested Dáil questions and the answers received.


Wedding Of Ciara-Lee & Garry

The wedding took place yesterday of the very lovely Miss Ciara-Lee Moran, daughter of Mrs Lorraine & Mr Anthony Moran, to Mr Gary Whittle son of Mrs Norma & Mr Ken Whittle and brother to Mrs Jennifer Cleary, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Miss Ciara-Lee Moran & Mr Garry Whittle pictured here following  their wedding 3/5/2013.

Miss Ciara-Lee Moran & Mr Garry Whittle, pictured here following their wedding 3/5/2013.

Their marriage took place in the beautiful rustic Church of St Mary’s, Geashill, Co Offaly, with the ceremony conducted by the Rector, Rev. Canon David Hutonbury

Escorted down the aisle by her father Anthony, the bride looked stunningly beautiful in a full length A-line, semi fishtail, Marie McElheron bespoke design, chiffon, ivory wedding gown decorated with beaded detail.

Equally beautiful was her accompanying Bridesmaid, Miss Orlaith Doheny, latter who wore a red 50’s style, shaped A-line gown with matching red ribbon, highlighted by vintage pearl jewelled accessories.

The Groom, Garry and his Best man, Mr Kenneth Whittle (Brother) both looked dashing in Charcoal Grey evening suits & Egg-Cream shirts, elegantly highlighted by red ties and matching handkerchiefs.

The couple proclaimed their love for each other in front of a large gathering of family and close friends, with music for the church ceremony provided by vocalist Miss Pauline Moran on guitar.  Scripture readings were undertaken by close friends of the couple.

Following the marriage ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Whittle retired to the very popular wedding venue, the magnificent 4 Star, Mullingar Park Hotel where guests, under the most helpful eye of  Wedding Co-ordinator, Miss Emelda Murray, were entertained to traditional seasonal hot punch, together with a host of other light refreshments.

Following family photographs the newly married couple joined their guests in the venues main Banqueting Suite for dinner, which was immediately followed by dancing very late into the evening.

The couple have chosen Tuscany, latter a region in central Italy, as their favoured honeymoon destination & so to Ciara-Lee & Garry go all our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous life together.