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The Nenagh Guardian leads with Peter Gleeson’s story on the €400,000 granted to Nenagh Town Council to aid in the development of a town park - work is scheduled to begin on the town park in early 2013. Minister of State Alan Kelly made the announcement late last week. The front page of the Nenagh Guardian also features a great photo of Tony O’Flaherty, Christy Manning, Eddie Ryan and Paddy Gill who participated in the Christmas Day Swim at Youghalarra Pier. This year marked the 21st renewal of this terrific charity event. Also on the front page Simon O’Duffy reveals that a new planning application has been submitted with regard to the construction of a motorway service station at Birdhill while an off-lead details the tributes paid to out-going Town Clerk Donal Purcell.
Inside Minister of State Alan Kelly is pictured opening the extension to St Conlon’s Nursing Home, it is revealed that Nenagh band Raffiki have released a new single and you are also treated to season’s greeting from Terryglass native Fr John Molloy who is now based in Monte Sinai, Ecuador
In sport Shane Brophy reports that Con Hogan, a former County Board chairman, has called on clubs to take a more active role in addressing the County Board debts - at last week’s County Convention the County Board revealed that a debt amounting to €246,939 had been incurred in 2012. Another significant story in the sports section revolves around Michael Brophy’s interview with former senior hurling trainer Cian O’Neill who has praised the appointment of Eamon O’Shea as county senior hurling manager.
In the Tipperary Star the Nenagh page leads with glowing tributes paid to out-going town clerk Donal Purcell at last week’s meeting of Nenagh Town Council. Ronan Dodd also details the extension to the St Conlon’s Nursing Home and the €400,000 granted for the development of a town park in Nenagh. In an off-lead Councillor Tommy Morgan brands a poor turnout at a recent public meeting on the future of Nenagh Hospital as a “disgrace” while in sport the Tipperary Star also reports on the €246,939 incurred by the County Board in 2012. The Tipperary Star sports section also features reports on the county under-21A and B hurling semi-finals which took place last weekend.
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