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Kerry forward Brian Looney has backed his club-mate Colm “Gooch” Cooper's decision to take a break from football after Dr. Crokes' exit from the All-Ireland club championship.
Cooper, along with a number of other frontline players, remains absent, despite “the Kingdom” losing their first three league outings, and the very real threat of relegation that now hangs over Eamonn Fitzmaurice's men.
Fitzmaurice hinted recently that Cooper may not feature in this year's league at all, and Looney believes a refreshed Cooper will be of more benefit to Kerry as the season progresses.
[Source: Irish Independent]
An Athy man died tragically on Saturday evening, March 2, after suffering what was described as “a medical seizure” while driving home after playing a football match.
Timmy Kelly (31) died at Portlaoise Hospital after a collision in which the car he was driving crashed into the back of another vehicle in the Blackparks area, on the Kilkenny Road just outside the town.
The accident occurred at around 5:15 p.m. and it is understood Mr. Kelly, originally from Ballyroe and more recently living at Tonlegee Lawns in Athy, was travelling home at the time. He had just played a football match with his home-side, Grangenolvin, and had come off the field 15 minutes prior to the end of the game.
[Source: Kildare Nationalist]
Kilkenny land prices have increased by 25 percent in 2012.
That’s according to a survey in the Farmers Journal, which quotes Kilkenny land prices at $17,177 – making it the second most valuable acre in the country after Dublin.
The number of acres on sale in 2012 was down in 2012 compared to the previous year – bucking the national trend. The most significant sale was conducted by local auctioneer Ed Donohoe of Donohoe Properties when he administered the sale of Pigeon Park House in Danesfort, on 140 acres for $3,340,000.
[Source: Kilkenny People]
Fianna Fáil is on the rise among young people in Laois according to Portlaoise’s David Ryan who was recently elected to Ógra Fianna Fáil’s as National Events Director.
“Ógra Fianna Fáil [was] pretty much wiped out in Laois, it used to be very much university-based,” David explains.
“But along with Thomas Foy, we’ve set it up again and we now have around 45 people on our mailing list. Out of that, we have around 25-35 people who are regularly involved.
“We recruited about 20 people from around Laois and the rest have come from universities. We’re lucky in Laois that it is still one of the most pro-Fianna Fail counties in Ireland.”
[Source: Leinster Express]
Historic Carrick-on-Shannon is the venue for a unique “living history” experience when 30 individuals voluntarily sign themselves in to The Workhouse to feel firsthand what it was like for the poor, sick and destitute during An Gorta Mór, or “The Great Hunger.”
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