News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Thankfully, from Gilroy's point of view, recent additions will not carry the same baggage.
The Dubs have had a strange summer. They relinquished the Leinster Championship crown for the first time since 2004, but the Qualifier system has given them the chance to regroup. Tipperary, Armagh and then Louth have been dismissed, with every performance showing slight improvements from the one before.
The problem for the Dubs now is that they need a vast improvement against a Tyrone team that has put together back-to-back Ulster titles for the first time under manager Mickey Harte.
A trio from Waterford is joining 17 other young explorers from all over Ireland and setting sail this week for an unforgettable experience as part of the Tall Ships Races 2010.
Along with young people from over thirty countries, the group will take part in Sail Training International's Sail Training programme, which will take them on their race journey on August 1st from Kristiansand in Norway to Hartlepool in the UK.
Becoming a crew member on one of the ships is not only a fantastic adventure, but is also seen as hugely positive in the personal development of those taking part. Being part of the crew will take plenty of discipline and hard work, but lifelong friendships will be forged and there is plenty of fun to be had on board.
Waterford City Council has sponsored half of the voyage costs for each trainee for 2010. Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Mary Roche who is a staunch supporter of the sail training programme for young people said, "We recognise the sail training programme and the development of young people as among the most important aspects of The Tall Ships Races. Supporting Irish sail trainees in 2010 marks our commitment to sail training and indeed, the return of the Tall Ships Races to Waterford in 2011."
A 61-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of murdering her husband at their Westmeath home 23 years ago.
Vera McGrath had pleaded not guilty to murdering 43-year-old Bernard McGrath in Lower Coole between March 10th and April 18th, 1987. She admitted hitting him once during the killing and being involved in the burial, digging up, burning, chopping and reburial of his body.
On Friday, the Central Criminal Court jury found her former son-in-law Colin Pinder (47) of Liverpool guilty of Mr McGrath’s manslaughter but cleared him of murder. The jury deliberated for another five hours, on the 27th day of the trial, before reaching a majority verdict of 10 to one.
The south-east region could soon see a second airport in the region if proposed plans by Wexford council go ahead.
Plans for the development of the international airport in County Wexford are to be brought before Wexford's councillors and TDs in the coming weeks.
Paschal Taggart, former Chair of Bord na gCon is heading the consortium behind the plans, which have arrived as somewhat of a shock for the region.
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