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Kilkenny lead Offaly by three points at half time in the Senior Hurling National League tie at Nowlan Park. It is 0-10 to 0-7 after a scrappy first period in which defences were on top. The Kilkenny attack always looked the more dangerous and might have grabbed a goal of two but Offaly never looked capaple of raising a green flag.

There was bad luck for Kilkenny star Richie Power when he was stretched off injured just before the break. He had scored eight of Kilkenny’s first half points.

FREEBOOTERS bounced back from their FAI Junior Cup defeat in Cork last weekend with a deserved 3-0 win over East End in the  Premier League.

The Blues were in control for the most part at the Fair Green and goals by Eddie Clifford, Ben Ryan and Dessie Hayes did the business for them.

The death has occurred of Peter Reid of Waddingstown Cottage, Ballincur,

Mooncoin, County Kilkenny.

Late of The Paper Mills. Reposing at his home, with removal this Friday evening at 7.30pm to the Church of the Assumption, Mooncoin. Requiem Mass tomorrow, Saturday, at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilmacow Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Hospice.

A TABLE quiz in aid of the Susie Long Hospice Fund will take place at 9pm on Saturday in Shirley’s Bar, Kells, Co Kilkenny.

There will be plenty of prizes and finger food available.

Tables of four are needed but if you don’t have a team the organisers can hook you up with other people on the night.

Cyril Keegan

The death has occurred of Cyril Keegan of 8 St Francis Terrace, Kilkenny City.

Formerly of Ballina, County Mayo. Reposing at his home with rosary on Friday at 9pm.

Funeral prayers on Saturday at 1.15pm, followed by removal to St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, for Mass at 2pm. Interment afterwards in St Kieran’s Cemetery.

MORRISSEY MOTORS FLOODLIT LEAGUE         Results & League Tables *** Division One

Barna Villa                0-2   Egan’s Celtic

BTW Tilesavers             0-1   Glendine Inn

Morrissey Motors           0-2   Crutt United

O’Neill Foley              0-0   Loughboy Rovers

The Comeroos               0-1   Kilkenny Truck Centre

Therapy Solutions          0-2   Ossory United

P   W   D   L    F    A  Pts Egans Celtic                  16  13   3   0   48    9  42

Kilkenny Truck Centre    16  11   2   3   34   18  35

Ossary United                    17   8   2   7   30   21  26

THE reform of the CAP was highlighted in the European Parliament. George Lyon, MEP set down the parameters on the report he is drawing up on this subject during a meeting of the Agriculture Committee.Lyon recently visited Dublin for a series of high level meetings in preparation for this report.

MEP Liam Aylward’s reaction:

THE AGM of the Charlie Smith Branch of The Labour Party was a historic occasion as for the first time ever in the branch’s history a woman was elected chairperson.

“Tonight is yet another laudable result for the Labour Party in Kilkenny, by the elevation of another woman to a leadership role in our organisation,” said Councillor Michael O’Brien.

He said that Labour had the best proportionate political gender balance from a woman’s perspective in The Dáil and in local government in Kilkenny.

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