TIPPERARY'S ROSIN GRADUATES
The world renowned luxury five Star Dromoland Castle has raised the bar with the graduation of two exceptional students from the Dromoland School of Management. Roisn Flynn and Rachel Griffin both completed Dromoland Castle's prestigious in-house training programme under the guidance of world acclaimed Chef David McCann.
Rosn Flynn this week graduated from Dromoland's Management's three and a half year programme. Originally from Tipperary town, Roisn strove for excellence as she quickly climbed the ranks through relevant departments in the Dromoland Castle. Her outstanding commitment and skills was quickly acknowledged by management at Dromoland Castle's sister hotel, the Castlemartyr Resort, located in East Cork, which has offered her a Supervisory role in the Tower restaurant in 2005. Rosin has just been appointed to Assistant Restaurant Manager.
Rachel Griffin who hails from Ballyneety in County Limerick joined the Chef Apprentice team at Dromoland Castle in September 2004, undertaking the acclaimed four and a half year programme. Covering all operational aspects of a working kitchen under the supervision of Executive Chef, David McCann she successfully completed her theoretical studies in Limerick Institute of Technology and is now part of the chef's team in Dromoland Castle.
During David McCann's tenure at Dromland Castle, he has cooked for many famous visitors, including Irish President Mary McAleese, American Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and South African President Nelson Mandela. For the past decade, Chef McCann has shaped Dromoland Castle's worldwide reputation as a unique dining experience with outstanding staff – both Rosin Flynn and Rachel Griffin are testament to this.
West Tipperary Branch of Arthritis Ireland are back in action again. We are having an information evening in the Excel, Tipperary Town
tomorrow Thursday 30th September. We are lucky to have Tipp Toes attending on the night. Tipp Toes will scan the first 50 people who registar on the night free of charge and they will offer advice to each person. They will have their scanning equipment and will start at 7pm, and continue until the 8pm. Then we will have our first guest speaker Nichola, who is their chiropodist. We will also have a speaker from Home Instead, which is an alternate to a Nursing home. Should be an interesting evening. All are welcome.
Our Aqua Aerobics have started in Sean Treacy Pool, Tipperary Town on Mondays at 12.15pm. All attending are enjoying the experience.
Our other activity for the winter is yoga with Maggie Crosse in the Community Centre on Thursdays at 11am. This is really geared for people who suffer with arthritis and is wonderful activity for people suffering pain and stiffness in their joints. It is gentle and very effective.
2 ALL-IRELAND CUPS FOR EXCEL CONCERT
Sunday, Oct 3rd
The two hurling cups, courtesy of Mr. Barry O'Brien and the County Board will be on display in the theatre before and during this fund raising concert. This is indeed a great honour for the town and it is expected that the theatre will be filled to capacity for this great occasion. Mr. O'Brien will be in attendance as will Padraic Maher, the U-21 winning captain. Booking commences on September 21st, tel 062 80520.
WRESTLEMANIA COMES TO TIPPERARY
Excel Centre – Sunday afternoon October 10th at 3pm
It promises to be the event of the year when the Superstars of Wrestling roll into Tipperary on Sunday afternoon October 10th on their American Invasion Tour.
The Simon Ryan Theatre at the Excel Centre will be transformed into an exciting fighting arena for the occasion as some of the best wrestlers from the USA, Mexico, Japan and Europe line up to produce the thrills and the spills that we have come to expect from major league wrestling.
It will be the biggest wrestling event seen in the area as the heroes and villains of the squared circle go one-on-one using a combination of strength, skill and expertise, often defying gravity, to bring us wrestling with a capital E – that’s E for Entertainment.
Already confirmed to appear are The Avalanche - formerly known as P.N. Neus in WCW, Rampage Brown, ‘Mr USA’ Brody Steele and the sensational high-flying Mexican star El Ligero. The Mexican sensation has been referred to as one of the World's most dedicated, passionate
and hard-working competitors. His unrivaled charisma and high flying skills have wowed fans all over the world. Hailing from Los Sancho, Mexico, El Ligero is famed for his high-flying and spectacularmoves, notably his finishers the C4L DDT and Top Rope Splash. Rated as one of the best cruiserweights in the game today, fans will be left speechless by his high flying abilities as are his oponents who on occasions just simply cant keep up with the masked superstar Mr. USA - the six foot eight inches tall Brody Steele comes from the back streets of Brooklyn
and weighs almost twenty stone with a body that looks like it was chiseled from stone. He has wrestled all over the World and flies into Ireland direct from a tour of Denmark. He was trained for the ring by Stu Hart in his infamous ‘Dungeon’ in Calgary, Canada. Stu was the father of the former WWE World Champion Brett ‘The Hitman’ Hart and was responsible for training the likes of the late Chris Benoit and The British Bulldog. He is big, very big, with muscles in places that most of us don’t have places – and he is a born fighter.
A new name on the wrestling scene is that of the mighty Colossus – all 22 stone of him. He says he doesn’t take prisoners and enjoys causing pain. He is fast earning himself a huge reputation as a ‘Giant Killer’. He can boast of wins over some of the biggest names in the game and says he will continue causing mayhem in the ring in order to get to the top.
Rampage Brown has just signed with the WWE and will be leaving these shores for the warmer climes of Florida in November. He has wrestled several times for the WWE during their UK tours and made a very big impression. He has even appeared on the WWE RAW television programme and his ‘roughouse’ tactics are sure to take him right to the top of his chosen profession.
A full International supporting bill is promised and if all that wasn’t enough – at the end of the night there will also be a Royal Rumble. There are no falls or submissions in this match – the only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope. It will be every man for
himself as the competitors fight it out to be the last man standing in the ring. It will be friend against friend and foe against foe until one man is declared the ultimate winner.
Bell time is 3pm and tickets are now on sale at the Excel Centre Box Office. Tel 062 80520
SUPER SUNDAY IN TIPPERARY
Luska Lad, Bahrain Storm and Donna’s Palm Aiming at Super Sunday in Tipperary
Super Sunday (3rd October 2010) is shaping up to be an exciting day’s racing at the premier county track. The €55,000 Friends of Tipperary Hurdle should see the seasonal reappearance of some of Ireland’s leading Hurdlers, last years race saw Go Native begin his successful run which included the Grade 1 successes in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle and the Christmas Hurdle. Luska Lad, which was one of Ireland’s leading novices last season, is scheduled to make his reappearance in the race, while this year’s Grimes Hurdle winner Pat Flynn’s Bahrain Storm could also run. Noel Meade will be trying to win the race for a third time with Donna’s Palm.
The €80,000 Group 3 Coolmore Stud Concorde Stakes could see Trainer Eddie Lynam’s Duff aiming for back-to-back wins in the race, while Aidan O’Brien is likely to launch a strong team in a bid to bring the sponsor’s prize to Ballydoyle.
The O’Dwyer Steel Like A Butterfly Novice Chase is once again likely to see a select field of novices in action. J. P .McManus is likely to have a strong hand in the race headed by recent winners Head Of The Posse, Glenstal Abbey and Wise Old Owl. Former leading Hurdler Essex could make his appearance over the larger obstacles in the race while Noel Glynn’s Gonebeyondrecall would be a popular Clare winner.
The Dolores Purcell Novice Hurdle is a possible target for Edward O’Grady’s dual course winner The Real Article who opened his hurdling account at Listowel. Other possible Listowels winners who might be making the trip to Tipp include Ballyadam Brook and Benefit Scheme.
The Liam McCarthy Cup will be making a very welcome return trip to Tipperary Racecourse with a number of members of the senior panel and management team. The Cup will be joined by the legendary Istabraq who will also be making an appearance along with Galway plate winner Grimes. All the golf action from the Ryder Cup will be shown live at the track.
On the entertainment front there will be a ‘Most Appropriate Hat and Shoes Competition’ while the racecard competition will be for a luxury Tipperary Co-Op hamper. Children’s entertainment will include ‘Ger’s Mobile Farm’ along with bouncy castles and other children’s entertainment and as always all children under 18 are FREE.
Gates open at 12.00pm and the first race will be at 2.05pm.
GLEN OF AHERLOW FILTE SOCIETY
National Trails Day in the Glen of Aherlow
The Glen of Aherlow Filte Society will host a Walk on Sunday October 3rd to celebrate National Trails Day. The walk will start from Christ the king Statue at 2pm and will follow the Bianconi Loop. During the walk, historian and author, Tom Ryan of Ballinree, Cashel will give a short talk on the life of Charles Bianconi.
This route is very suitable for families, but is not buggy friendly. National Trails Day aims to get people out walking and using the local walking trails.
The Filte Society will give out copies of their Loop Maps to all attending on National Trails Day, to encourage everybody to get out there and walk the Loops
Further information from Helen Morrissey on 062 56331 or 086 8314443
NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR PRESTIGIOUS CANON HAYES AWARDS
The Canon Hayes National Sports Awards Committee (Tipperary) has announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2010 Awards in the categories of Local Award (West Tipperary), County Award (Tipperary County), National Award and Outstanding Achievement Award. Members of the public along with representatives of clubs or sporting organisations are invited to submit nominations for the Awards. All persons nominated should be over the age of 16 years and the nomination should relate to achievements in the past 12 months.
A brief resume of the nominees sporting achievements should be submitted along with the nomination to: Sports Awards Committee, Canon Hayes Recreation Centre, Avondale Crescent, Tipperary Town, to arrive on or before Friday October 15th. All nominations will be considered by the judging panels and a shortlist of nominees will be announced in late October. The Awards are open to all sporting disciplines and the committee are looking forward to receiving many nominations for the respective categories. Further details on the Awards are available from the Canon Hayes Sports Centre on 062-52022 or 087-6101628.
Along with the main category Awards there is also a special Volunteer in Sport Award, which is sponsored by the South Tipperary Sports Partnership. The object of this award is to honour an individual who is representative of the body of volunteers that contribute their time and effort, through the structure of sports clubs and organisations, to sport in South Tipperary. Nomination forms are now available from the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary Town or from the South Tipperary Sports Partnership Office in Cashel. Telephone enquiries for Volunteer Award to: 062-64737. As with the other Awards the closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday October 15th.
The 2010 Awards Banquet will be held in Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort, Ballykisteen, Limerick Junction, Tipperary on Saturday November 27th, 2010.
The Canon Hayes Sports Centre is recognised throughout the country as being the best facility of its kind and a role model for community development. Dedicated to the memory of the late Canon John Hayes, Founder of Muintir na Tre, the Centre has extensive indoor and outdoor facilities which are very much the envy of many towns throughout Ireland. Over the years the centre has expanded and developed to meet the ever changing trends in the sporting and leisure arena, whilst always retaining its ethos of availability to the community on a pay by play basis.
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