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Irish Greyhound Board Withholding €36,500 Prize Money

Thurles Greyhound Stadium

A Tipperary greyhound owner has brought a legal challenge to the withholding of €36,500 in racing prize money, after he was fined for allegedly doping or contaminating three of his dogs with the prohibited substance’s Meloxicam and Hydrochlorothiazide.

Mr Owen Mckenna, New Inn, Cashel, Co Tipperary, has brought High Court judicial review proceedings against the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB).

An IGB Control Committee, last February imposed, five fines totalling €1,000 on Mr McKenna in relation to three of his dogs. The dogs, named as “Farloe Rumble”, “Offshore Bound” and “Farloe Blitz” had run at Shelbourne park on September 5th, 2015.

The committee also decided that the prize money of €36,500 should be forfeited and claimed that the owner engaged in a reckless feeding regime for which he must accept the full magnitude of consequences.

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan yesterday granted the owner permission to challenge the IGB Control Committee findings and the case is expected to comes before the court next January.


Christmas In Full Swing At Dwan’s Hardware, Thurles

Lovers of Christmas and seasonal decorations would do well presently to visit Dwan’s Hardware Store, situated at Cathedral Street, here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

All your Christmas Needs & all in One Store. (Phone: (0504) 23477)
Their Store is now packed to capacity, offering everything you will need to decorate your home this Christmas, from LED lights to Christmas tree ornaments, not to mention their great special offer of a 7ft Christmas tree for only €35.

By the way, their unique German incense burners are also worthy of some special note.


Death Of William Cooke, Loughtagalla Cross, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Monday 13th November 2017, of Mr William (Bill) Cooke (F.C.A. Capt. Retired), Loughtagalla Cross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his wife Eileen; sons John and Michael; daughter Marie; brothers Thomas and Sean; sisters Vourneen (Barry) and Stephanie (Ruddock); grandchildren Padraic, Daniel, Eibhleann, Sophie and Lucia; daughters-in-law Mary and Carmel; son-in-law Anthony; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives; home help carers; F.C.A. comrades; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Cooke will repose at his residence on Wednesday evening next, 15th November, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, before arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Thursday morning, 16th November, at 10.15am.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday morning at 11.00am, with a private cremation to follow.

Note Please: Family flowers only.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


Tipperary Youth Charged With Assault Causing Harm

Following a serious assault, during which a 14-year-old boy was left critically ill with serious head injuries; this morning, at 11.30am, a 17-year-old appeared before a special sitting of Cashel District Court, charged in connection with the incident.

The assault occurred in the Lakelands area of Tipperary town, Co. Tipperary, last Thursday evening and the victim still remains in a serious condition at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. Prayers for his full recovery were offered at all Masses in Tipperary yesterday and today.

The 17 year-old charged in court, who cannot be named due to his age, has this morning been remanded in custody, the court having heard the details of his arrest, charge and caution. Mr Justice Terrance Finn remanded the teenager in custody to appear in court again on Thursday next, November 16th.

It is now understood that the victim, described by Gardaí as being quiet, happy and with a close circle of friends, had been targeted previously by an older youth in the area, however Gardaí were totally unaware of any such incidents, as no earlier complaints had been made to them.

A woman in her 30’s also arrested in connection with the Thursday incident was released without charge last night.

Explosives and firearms offences.
Meanwhile two men, aged 33 years and 50 years, arrested and detained on the 10th of November last at an address in Abbey Street, Cahir, Co. Tipperary by Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit; were also expected to appear before Cashel District Court today. The men were arrested in connection with explosives and firearms offences, involving organised crime in the county.  Both men were remanded in custody, to come before Cashel District Court on Wednesday, November 15th 2017 next.


Death Of Liam Barrett, Crohane, Ballingarry (SR), Thurles

It is with a great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 11th November 2017, of Mr Liam Barrett, Crohane, Ballingarry (SR), Thurles, Co.Tipperary Drangan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Barrett, passed away peacefully while at the residence of his daughter Helen, at Crohane, Ballingarry.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Eileen; his daughters Breda, Dolores, Helen, Yvonne, and Laurie; sons Michael and Sean; sisters Helen and Josie; nieces; nephews; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Barrett will repose at his daughter Helen’s residence, Crohane, Ballingarry (SR), Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Monday November 13th from 5.00pm with prayers at 8.00pm.

Removal on Tuesday morning, November 14th, at 10.15am from Crohane to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Drangan, to arrive at 10.45am for Requiem Mass at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Note Please: Family flowers only.  House private on Tuesday morning. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to the South Tipperary Homecare Team.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.