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GAA club matches to return on July 31st with intercounty games in October

The GAA on Friday released its Safe Return to Gaelic Games plan for the weeks ahead. As anticipated it includes the return of matches for clubs on July 31st and counties no sooner than October 17th. The intercounty format has yet to be announced but it is assumed given the tightness of the scheduling that the championships will be knockout. It was emphasised by the GAA’s head of games administration
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Temperature checks for visitors after nursing homes reopen from June 15th

Nursing home visits will be limited to two named visitors per resident, and visitors must undergo temperatures checks under new public health guidelines to reopen care homes to visits. The Government on Friday signed off on a series of recommendations to permit the phrased reintroduction of visits to nursing homes and care facilities from June 15th. The reopening of the nursing homes, which have been closed to visitors since mid-March,
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Cork greyhound tracks reopen for trainers but no racing until later in June

GREYHOUND activity returns at Curraheen Park this Monday and on Tuesday in Youghal. While greyhound racing doesn't restart formally until June 29, trainers will begin preparations for the resumption after the weekend. Classic winning trainer from Blarney, Johnny Linehan is excited about greyhound racing returning. "We are really looking forward to starting again. We have been galloping away and I've trials booked for Monday and Wednesday. We will also have
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Free Parking for Youghal

At the monthly East Cork Municipal Meeting this morning , Cllr. Mary Linehan proposed that paid parking be suspended in Youghal for 3 Months to encourage and help local businesses to get back up and running post Covid 19. This was unanimously passed Cllr. Linehan Foley would encourage you all to try and Shop Local.
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Drivers face bank holiday checkpoints after crash deaths soar

Don't do it - that's the advice given by gardaí to anyone thinking of driving to a holiday home outside their 5km limit over the bank holiday weekend. Speaking at the launch of an appeal for road users to exercise extra caution this weekend, officers warned there would be checkpoints in place after revealing there had been a doubling of pedestrian deaths in the year to date, and a 17pc
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Cooling down at Cork beaches as temperatures soar

CORK looks set for a dry and sunny bank holiday weekend, with Met Éireann forecasting temperatures reaching the mid-twenties in places. Highest temperatures will range between 22 and 26 degrees. Dry weather and pleasant temperatures are forecast to remain on Friday and moving into the weekend. Massie Buttimer and Molly O’Rielly enjoying the afternoon sunshine under the lighthouse in Youghal, East Cork. Picture Dan Linehan Under normal circumstances, picturesque towns
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Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that funding which was allocated to support the TidyTowns groups throughout the country this year will still be available to them, even though the 2020 SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled due to public health considerations. The Minister allocated €1.4 million to TidyTowns groups in September 2019 to assist them in their preparations for the 2020 competition. Notwithstanding the
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€60,000 secured for Upgrading of Youghal Harbour

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has on 21st inst. announced details of a €3.1m package to assist 10 coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 58 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways in their ownership.   The package provides funding for maintenance and repair works in addition to supporting the ongoing development and enhancement of harbour facilities, including some marine leisure developments. Youghal was one
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Youghal shows mettle without its Ironman!

THIRD time lucky is Michael Brett’s mantra, as he looks forward to welcoming Ironman to Youghal in August 2021. The event, which saw 2,670 athletes from 62 countries converge in the Cork town in 2019, was due to be held there for the second time this summer but was cancelled as a result of the current pandemic. Mr Brett, General Manager of the Walter Raleigh Hotel described the cancellation as
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Supports Available from the Local Enterprise Offices of County Cork

Everything listed below is available to book through our website, or clients can contact the LEO through email, by phone, or on a social media platform (e.g. Facebook). LEO Cork North & West: T: 022 43235 / 023 8834700 E: northcork@leo.corkcoco.ie / westcork@leo.corkcoco.ie W: www.localenterprise.ie/corknorthandwest LEO South Cork T: 021 4285200 E: southcork@leo.corkcoco.ie W: www.localenterprise.ie/southcork Advice and Strategy for SMEs Business Advice Clinics A Business Advice Clinic is the first ‘port of
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Youghal Credit Union unveils new manager

Youghal native Patrick Heaphy has been named as manager of Youghal Credit Union, replacing Barry Treacy who has retired after nearly 30 years of service. Patrick is a qualified chartered accountant, who joined two years ago as chief financial officer from previous financial roles in Musgrave, Cork, and PwC, Dublin. He has been central in developing the credit union’s strategic plan and in-house risk and compliance functions. Since 1990, Barry
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Youghal greyhound stadium on the right track to keeping the venue open

YOUGHAL Greyhound Track has been offered a reprieve from proposed closure. Before the Covid-19 restrictions brought all sport to a halt, a report from the Irish Greyhound Board earmarked Youghal as one of four stadiums that weren't economically viable. Despite operating since 1948, the report said Youghal was loss-making and had the lowest attendance of any venue in the west and south-west. Now along with the venue in Enniscorthy, Youghal
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Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE this year will not go ahead as planned and instead now the 61,000 students who were due to sit the exams will receive ‘calculated grades’. Minister for Education Joe McHugh made the announcement today after receiving Cabinet approval. He said this was “not a perfect solution”, in fact he acknowledged it was one he had “massive reservations” about in recent weeks. However he said the reality of
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Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley reports on Municipal Meeting 6th May 2020

Had a Quick update Municipal Meeting this morning in Mall House Ballroom With Social Distancing and got Updates from Municipal Officer Joe Mc Carthy on the projects Below , So a bit of light at the End of Tunnel for East Cork , we will look forward Friends , these projects are subject to All Guidelines from Govt and HSE going forward. 2.1.2 Midleton to Youghal Greenway. Whilst work on
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Wedding day cancelled but Youghal woman wasn’t going to let a pandemic stop her

Her big day was cancelled but a deadly global pandemic wasn’t going to stop this beautiful bride-to-be from saying yes to her dress. Donna Savage, from Youghal in Co Cork, should have exchanged vows with her fiancé Liam Faul in Killarney last Friday. But instead of spending the day at home wondering what if, Donna donned her wedding dress and headed to her local church at the time she should
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Q and A with Youghal jockey Davy Russell: My dream was to hurl for Cork

IN the first of a new series from Horse Racing Ireland, Cork jockey Davy Russell gives BARBARA WHITE an insight into his career in the saddle, love of hurling and favourite music and movies. What was your childhood ambition?: To play hurling for Cork. Growing up, who was your sporting hero?: Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Denis Walsh. Davy Russell with trainer Jim Bolger before the sixth annual Hurling for Cancer Research
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Ironman Cork rescheduled for August 2021

After assessing all scenarios and in alignment with Cork County Council in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN Ireland, Cork originally scheduled for June 21 will not take place in 2020 and has been rescheduled to return on August 15, 2021. We are working diligently on alternative racing options and will provide you with further details by May 8, 2020. This includes the IRONKIDS Ireland, Cork, originally scheduled for June