5th April, 2001
MUNSTER CHAMPION FOR THE 4th TIME
Damien Dunlea one of our most promising young athletes began his preparations last January. Training on Saturday mornings with the Irish Boxing Team in Drimnagh. He worked hard in the ring getting in some good spars to sharpen his skills and to keep him in prime condition.
In the meantime he was training for the College Cross-Country Championships and in February he came 3rd (out of 90) in the Nestle Colleges Munster Championship at Dungarvan.
The precautions for Foot and Mouth caused postponements and cancellations but Damien continued to put everything into training because he didn't know when an event would be allowed to take place. Then on March 24th the Cork County Boys Boxing Championships were held in the Glen Boxing Club.
Weighing in at 54 Kilos (Bantamweight) Damien found himself up against Munster champion Michael O'Neill from Liscarroll, Buttervant. Damien stopped him in the second round and took his Fourth County Title in four years.
The following week he travelled to Lisselton near Ballybunion in Co. Kerry to compete for the Munster Title. Weighing in at 56 Kilos he was in a draw with six others of the same weight. In the semi-finals he met Martin McDonagh from the Abbey in Limerick and knocked him out in the first round. The next day Sunday 1st April he had a tough battle with John Stokes from St. Pauls of Waterford, but true to form Damien knocked him out in the last round and went on to take his Fourth Munster Title. Damien is now undefeated in Munster for four years.
In two weeks Damien is off to Dublin to compete for the second time in the All Ireland Championships. We wish him every success.
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MR SPRUCE GOOSE
He built the world's biggest plane
Howard Robard Hughes, became known as one of the world's richest people. During the 1930's and 1940's, he gained fame as a motion-picture producer and aviator. Then, in the mid-1950's, Hughes deliberately dropped out of sight. He became a mysterious figure who never appeared in public and even refused to have his photograph taken.
Hughes was born in Houston Texas in 1905. His father died in 1924, leaving him the Hughes Tool Company, an oil-field equipment firm. The firm became the basis of Hughes's financial empire. He later owned the Hughes Aircraft Company, RKO Pictures Corporation, and a controlling interest in Trans World Airlines.
Hughes led a varied life. He became a Hollywood film producer after his father's death. His most successful movies included Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1943). Hughes also designed and raced airplanes. He set several speed records, including an around-the-world mark of 3 days 19 hours 14 minutes. In the 1940's, he designed the plane that still holds the record for the largest wingspan of any plane ever built--319 feet 11 inches (97.57 meters). This eight-engine wooden flying boat, nicknamed Spruce Goose, had room for 700 passengers. In 1947, Hughes piloted the plane on its only flight. It flew 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) at a height of 70 feet (21 meters).
At the time of Hughes's death on the 5th April 1976, estimates of the value of his estate went as high as $2 billion. But in 1984, the United States Internal Revenue Service and the states of California and Texas valued the estate at $380 million for taxation purposes. California and Texas worked out an agreement to share the inheritance taxes from the Hughes estate.
In 1971, the McGraw-Hill Book Company paid about $750,000 to Clifford Irving, a writer, for a manuscript he presented as Hughes's autobiography. Irving claimed he worked on it with Hughes, but Hughes denied knowing Irving. In 1972, Irving and his wife admitted to misrepresenting the manuscript to the publisher. They were fined and imprisoned.
INTELSAT is an association of 132 nations that manages international satellite communications. Its full name is the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation.
INTELSAT maintains the world's largest network of communications satellites. The network enables telephone messages, television signals, and other forms of communication to be sent worldwide almost instantly. Because of INTELSAT, TV viewers can see the Olympic Games and other special events as they happen.
INTELSAT owns its communications satellites and the ground stations from which they are controlled. The transmitting and receiving equipment in each country is owned by the INTELSAT member organisation from that country. The United States member is the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT).
INTELSAT developed from international conferences held at the invitation of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. In 1961, Kennedy asked all nations to join the United States in forming an alliance to develop the potential of communications satellites. The organisation was established in 1964 as the International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium. In 1965, it launched its first satellite, Early Bird on the 5th April 1973. INTELSAT changed the last word of its name from Consortium to Organisation in 1973.
Since INTELSAT's founding, its satellites have increased dramatically in size and capacity. Early Bird, the only satellite in the first series, also called INTELSAT 1, could carry just 240 telephone circuits or 1 TV channel. One of the more recent models, INTELSAT 6, can carry 120,000 telephone circuits and 32 TV channels. In the mid-1990's, INTELSAT had 20 satellites in orbit.
In 1992, astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour restored an INTELSAT 6 satellite to proper orbit. The satellite had been stranded in a useless low orbit since 1990.
The Owenabue Valley monthly Ceili Mor will be held on this Saturday April 7th in the Carrigaline GAA Pavilion. Foot and Mouth precautions will be in place, all are urged to use tehm when entering and leaving the complex. The Matt Cunningham Ceili Band make a welcome return to Ireland's premier ceili venue. Ita Cunningham, youngest member of the Galway band, won two All-Ireland titles at the Fleadh Ceol in Enniscorthy last year, in fiddle and panio. She has recently returned from the successful Comhaltas British tour. Dancing on Saturday night is from 9.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m., adm £5 including tea. Failte roimh cach.
HISTORY OF DOUGLAS
by Con Foley
Part 35 - THE LANE FAMILY
Windele states that the Lane family was introduced into Ireland during the Cromwellian Protectorate. According to Tuckey and Gibson no other old Cork family of the 18th and 19th century was so highly honoured in matters civic than the Lane family. William Lane was City High Sheriff 1727, Richard Lane was Mayor 1803. They were Freemen of the City, Honorary Valuators to Corporation, City Sheriff seven times, Mayor three times, in little more than a century. The Samuel Lane who built Frankfield Church was High Sheriff 1817. Sir Hugh Lane, the art critic, was a fifth generation descendant of Richard Lane, Mayor of 1803. William Guest Lane and partner Charles I. Lane, solicitors, Bank of Ireland Chambers are great grandsons. (J.1915).
Fuller information is found in Brady's Records. "On the 22 May 1839, Samuel Lane Esq. of Frankfield, granted to the following trustees the Archdeacon of Cork, Rev. Charles Leslie, John Winthrop Hackett, John Quarry, Sir Thomas Deane, Penelope, wife of Samuel Lane and George White, one acre plantation of the lands of Curraghconway, otherwise Frankfleld, and a church built thereon at the cost of Samuel Lane and £50 per annum endowment. The church to be called "Frankfield etc." On the 26th May 1839, it was consecrated by the name of Frankfield Chapel."
The original endowment having lapsed, the bishop (Gregg) gave as a new endowment fund £1,250 out of the Spiller fund, and on 17th May 1862, his second son Robert Samuel Gregg was licensed to the district church of Frankfield with Messrs. Lane and Clifton as churchwardens. The entire income is the interest of the above-mentioned endowment and £50 per annum granted by the Rev. A.C. Robinson from St. Finbarr's Cathedral, who took up residence in West Grove, Donnybrook. There his son Lenexa, the Abbey playwright and director was born in 1886.
Samuel Lane (1793-1847), to whose memory a tablet was erected in Frankfield Church, is buried beneath the church. In the cemetery attached to the church are the graves of Robert Clifton, timber merchant of Clifton Grange, Grange Road, William E. Flewitt, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (died 5th August, 1938), and Samuel Gregg, Archbishop of Armagh, died 1893.
William Lane & Co., South Gate Brewery, 41-2 South Main Street, Cork, supply to any part of the Kingdom in casks of all sizes, West India Pale Ale, Mild, Bitter and XX Ale, Export and Bottling Stout and all Kinds of Porter. (Old Ad)
The Brewery was situated where the City Car Park now stands. It was later taken over by Beamish and Crawford Brewery, now located on the opposite side of the South Main Street.
During recent renovations at Victoria House licensed premises, Victoria Cross, Cork, a shield type design advertising Lane's W. India Stout was discovered on the front wail and a similar design on the side wall.
April 3rd. - 28th: "Spring Art Exhibition" by a group of local artists.
Friday April 7th at 11.00 am: Gramophone recital presented
by John O'Gorman
Wednesday April 11th at 11.45am: Reading by Mary Morrissy (Sub-editor of the Irish Times, writer in residence in UCC and author of a collection of short stories and 2 novels). Adm. is free and all are welcome.
The library will close for Easter on Thursday 12th at 8.30 pm,
and re-open on Tuesday 17th at 10.00am.
Broadly speaking there are two types of
depressive illness: endogenous and reactive depression. With
endogenous depressive illness, people tend to exhibit mood
variations from mild depression to that deep black despair where
one might state I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel".
There can be an inability to make decisions, feelings of self-doubt,
guilt and sleeping problems. Physical symptoms may include
backache, constipation, loss of appetite constant headaches etc.
Even though endogenous depression would normally have no obvious
external cause some physical disease such as influenza sometimes
can trigger it. Reactive depression on the other hand is normally
associated with a traumatic emotional experience such as a
bereavement, the break up of one's marriage the loss of a loved
one etc. Reactive depression more often occurs in young or middle
aged people and is frequently accompanied by the symptoms of
anxiety neurosis. There can be an inability to get to sleep or
one may have feelings of shame or guilt and so on. Generally
speaking reactive depression is less serious than endogenous
depressive illness, however both endogenous and reactive
depression may prevent a person from expressing the depth of
misery and despair they are experiencing. If one is experiencing
a deep period of depression that is chronic for more than a
couple of weeks, then it is important to contact your doctor. It
is also important to note that because we are all subjected to
both positive and negative influences we are susceptible to
becoming depressed for one reason or another. If we succeed in a
particular goal we are naturally happy. However if we become
chronically ill or experience great disappointment then we are
apt to experience depression. The problem being that this is the
very time when we need all our resources to help tackle an
illness more effectively. It is important to understand that in
certain circumstances it is normal to become temporarily
depressed. Psychotherapy can help a person to deal with and
release repressed emotions and plan for the future with a renewed
feeling of hope and optimism.
Declan Cronin (Apex Clinic) More next week.
The next meeting of the Carrigaline Toastmasters will be held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Monday next April 9th at 8.00 p.m. So if you've always been wondering just what the Toastmasters do, why not come along as a guest for an enjoyable night.
A lively open topics session, guests will not be asked but may reply if they wish, provides enformative and entertaining short replys to a variety of topical items. After the tea break, the prepared speeches are given by members of the club. These are selected from various stages of the Toastmaster Manuals. Evaluators are assigned to each speaker to give a critique on the performance of the speech. This allows feedback to the speaker right away to see how well it went and to see where improvements can be made for the next stage.
So make it a date in your diary, and we'll see you there. Guests, new and old members all welcome.
RAPE OF THE OLD HEAD
Out in the God-given air and sunshine of long-lost days of yore,
The rocks, the sea and the bracing breeze of this isolated shore,
The gannets wheeling overhead on watch for their silver prey,
As we set up our rods and gear on the rocks above he bay.
If those same rocks could only speak of generations past,
Who laboured by the towering cliffs, who silent, watched aghast,
As lifeboat crews of selfless thought set out against the gale,
In answer to a may-day call off the Old Head of Kinsale.
And stories too of folks like us who came here just for pleasure,
To while away some happy hours, to picnic at our leisure.
And children playing in the sand, no cares to mar their joy,
The old head that I knew and loved when I was but a boy.
Beneath the azure canopy of summers cloudless sky,
We sat and watched the miracles of nature passing by,
The echo of the rolling sea within the yawning caves,
As a million sunbeams danced upon the crests of a million waves.
This world of peace and solitude, this heaven here below,
Was ours to love and cherish, we reap only what we sew,
We'd not disturb the nesting bird, nor flora would we spurn.
So that our sons may come fishing too with their sons in their turn.
Where once the foreign landlord reigned and deemed this land his
With fishing rights and shooting too, reserved for him alone,
The common man could have his sport outside of this domain,
We little thought we ever see such tyranny again.
But now the gate is locked once more, the landlord has returned,
His sport is for the privileged few, The common man is spurned,
Where fox and hare and snipe were once in gorse and heather seen,
Is now a barren fairway from the tee-box to the green.
We have no say, we cannot fight the thoughtless powers that be,
Who authorised this scandalous rape of our heaven by the sea,
They have robbed us of our future but fond memories will prevail,
Of our happy, carefree pastimes at the Old Head of Kinsale.
Cycling club is Cork's newest and
brightest cycling Clubs
We started this club to fill the demand in Cork
for a cycling club that would organise group cycling spins for
people of all levels and ages on a regular basis. People of Cork
are getting more aware of the benefits of improved fitness,
controlling their body-weight and the need for aerobic exercise.
As the anticipated good weather of the Spring & Summer
approaches we want to promote cycling in Cork as an enjoyable way
to improve physical fitness, as a challenging sport, as an
environmentally friendly means of transport and a great way to
see the countryside. Organised group cycle-training spins are a
great way to keep interested riders motivated to continue
exercising on a regular basis in a sociable environment. We have
currently over 30 cyclists training with us and we are looking
for more members of all levels to provide more balance to the
club so that more individuals will have other cyclists of their
own standard to train with.
We formed this club in January 2001 and our chairman is the well-known Cork cyclist Gerry Rea. Gerry Rea first rode the FBD Milk Rás way back in 1957 (finishing 5th) and he is still a very active cyclist in his sixties, cycling to and from work every day and training with the club in the evenings and indeed he still races occasionally.
Our premier cyclist Timmy Barry from Passage is in his second year back racing but he has been training hard all winter and he has now been selected to represent Ireland abroad in a 110 mile race.
This is a tremendous achievement for him and a great boost for our club and Cork cycling. Timmy is on great form and he will be one of the favourites in the up-coming Tour of Munster (April 13 to April 16). To perform well in the FBD Milk Rás is also a priority for him. Timmy who works for Murphy's Brewery is the current Munster Hill-climb champion and we are hopeful of good results from him in the races throughout the season, especially now that he has international status.
We currently meet for cycling spins at The Douglas Cycling Shop at 6.00pm Tues., Wed, Thurs., and 10.00am Sat. with organised travelling to the Races and Tours throughout Munster on Sunday mornings. Anyone of any age or level interested will be most welcome. Many people new to the sport can often feel intimidated about training with other cyclists but we have riders of all abilities with us. Contact Brian Lynch at "Douglas Cycles & Prams" 4364340 for more information.
Information for the races and tours can be found on RTE Teletext page 216. More Irish cycling information, events and race reports can be found at: www.irishcycling.com
We are currently sponsored by "Douglas Cycles & Prams" and our club colours are red with white & black.
Timmy Barry can be contacted at 086 8105302.
Colum Kenneally, Leeside Cycling Club
Gabrielle Morehead, is an international Award
Winning Photographer and is a member of the Irish Professional
Photographers Association She has recently set up a local
practice at 'Sandal Wood', Coach Hill in Rochestown. Originally
from Sweden Gabrielle has trained and worked in Stockholm and in
London and has been a professional photographer for the past 15
years and specialises in children's portraiture as well as
commercial and corporate portraits.
As a photographer (and a mother), she stresses the importance of viewing the photographers work prior to making an appointment. This ensures that the style of the photographer is 'compatible' with the requirements of the client.
Gabrielle also provides an all in service whereby the client can have their photographs mounted and framed, if they so wish. You can contact Gabrielle at 021 4897100.
DOUGLAS DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Readers may be interested to know that in
response to my recent motion asking for a full audit be carried
out in relation to the adequacy of Drainage System for Douglas in
light of recent flooding I have been informed that the drainage
system in Douglas evolved over the past hundred years. It is
mainly a combined system with storm water and sewage being
conveyed in one pipe to our outfall at Ronayne's Court. In some
locations there is no provision for storm drainage.
An engineer has been allocated full time for the past four months or so analysing the existing systems in Douglas and Togher. The quality of our information on the systems has significantly improved. A report will be finalised over the next couple of months identifying problems and possible solutions.
The high traffic volumes through Douglas Village is an impediment to major work but remedial work on the storm drainage will be essential. The Area Engineer has been asked to try and allocate more manpower to the maintenance of the existing storm drainage system.
I believe that the management of Cork County Council is fully aware of all the implications for the future and I will do my utmost to keep this issue to the fore. Cllr. Deirdre Forde.
CARRIGALINE SINGERS PRESENT
A CONCERT OF SACRED CHORAL CLASSICS
The Carrigaline Singers have announced details of
their forthcoming concert "Sacred Choral Classics" to
be held in The North Cathedral, Cork on 21st April next. Under
their Musical Director. Alan Leech they have assembled a concert
programme Of sacred and classical works from Mozart's Requiem,
Haydn's Nelson Mass. Bach B-Minor Mass, Fauré Requiem and other
compositions which when performed in this acoustically renowned
cathedral will do honour to these works. This major concert in
the Cork 2001 music calendar will feature well-known and highly
regarded soloists Helen Hassett and Deirdre Moynihan along with
organist Ian Sexton.
This accomplished choir has grown in size and reputation to become in the past few years one of the major choirs in the country having competed and performed in many festivals and concerts throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States. This is a major undertaking by the choir with the works to be performed appealing to lovers of these great composers and their sacred masterpieces. A not to be missed musical event. Tickets are available from Pro-Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.
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