Wishes to everyone and finally We see a bit of Sunshine. By now
most of the Visiting Athletes have arrived for the Special Olympics.
We look forward to the Opening Ceremony, which will be staged at
the home of our GAA national Stadium.
Following on from this we look forward to the exciting clash for
the first time in forty six years for Kildare footballers and the
Laois footballers. May the Best team take the Leinster Cup.
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Meet Laois in the Leinster Championship
The County of Kildare received a great buzz last Saturday evening
with a great victory over Meath football team to secure a place
in the Leinster Championship Finals. The team to meet Kildare
is Laois. This is the first time the two counties have clashed
in the last 46 years.
will be great excitement over the next five weeks while we look
forward to the upcoming match to be held in Croke Park.
Despite the number of very poor teams competing in this years
All Ireland Championship Series the competition looks as open
as ever. Already last years All Ireland Champions, Armagh have
been beaten and have been dumped into the qualifier series. Their
chance of retaining The Sam Maguire cup looks nil. Looking at
Leinster, at the time of writing, 4 teams remain, Dublin, Laois,
Meath and Kildare. After the first round the wheat has been sorted
from the chaff as it were and what appears to be the cream has
come to the top. None of these teams have been impressive in their
games played so far and appear to be much of a much-ness.
Meath, appear to be the weakest team of whets left, should have
been trounced by a totally inept Westmeath side. Dublin, are the
yardstick, a tough, honest, hard working side who, however appear
to lack a touch of class to bring them all the way. Laois, a team
bursting with young Talent will push Dublin all the way in their
semi final. This leaves Kildare who although Were relegated in
the league appear to be coming in to form at the right time. Munster,
by all accounts, is a foregone conclusion its Kerry by a country
mile. Kerry no doubt have the talent to win the All Ireland but
may lack the testosterone to do so. Connaught more or less looks
another one horse race with Galway looking head and shoulders
above the only other team left Mayo. Mayo, a team of midgets will
do well to hold classy Galway from a rout. Finally moving to Ulster,
these days a hot bed of football, Tyrone look a value Bet to come
through having already beaten a strong Derry side in the earlier
Verdict; Galway. Outside bet; Derry.
went to the pictures tomorrow.
I took a front seat at the back.
I fell from the floor to the gallery.
And broke a front bone in my back.
One fine day in the middle of the night.
Two men got up to fight
Back to back the faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each other
A paralysed donkey passing by
Kicked a blind man in the eye
Knocked him through a rubber wall
Into a dry dish and drowned them all.
Well done Siobhan on your art exhibition
23 - Dec. 20
You are facing a major decision and it is not wise to put
it off any longer. It could be a turning point in your life.
Family and friends are a great support at this time. Above
all be positive.
Dec. 21 - Jan. 20
The cosmos just isnít looking kindly on Capricorns this week.
Use your alone time productively. Be good to yourself. Read
a book. Take a break. Do whatever it takes to keep you occupied.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 19
You are finding it hard to get things in perspective. Itís
clear that several things need sorting out in your head. Play
with people and ideas by all means, but donít commit until
youíre absolutely sure.
Feb. 20 - Mar. 20
There are so many people changing their minds this week that
you donít have any sense of direction. Ride the choppy waters
and wait for things to stabilize.
Mar. 21 - Apr. 21
At this point in time a lot new options appeal but donít commit
before youíre absolutely sure. 2003 is your year to be free.
Why tie yourself down when you can reach for the stars.
Apr. 22 - May 21
Next weekend youíll find someone has the capacity to take
your breath away. Itís exciting, but a little dangerous. Proceed
with caution in matters of love.
June 22 - July 22.
Relationships are fraught with difficulty at this impasse.
Keep a cool head and things will eventually sort themselves
out. Remember to keep the cool and have patience.
June 22 - July 21
If relationships have been heavy duty recently, maybe itís
time to be playful and perk up around a certain person. In
the area of work things are looking up.
July. 22 - Aug. 23
If you could climb inside someones head you might get mixed
messages. Try not to do other peoples thinking. Also, make
sure to keep all your options open.
Aug. 24 - Sept. 22
You might have been feeling a bit down lately but on Tuesday
you feel your spirits rise. Above all donít rush into situations.
Exercise caution at all times.
Nov. 23 - Oct. 22
Your heart is clear. If you like your security-then you must
tread carefully this week. People are naturally drawn to your
effusive personality. Lucky Day-Saturday.
Of The Countryside
Winding roads through glens that never end. Many ditches shelter
each side of a country trail, busy cars shoot along each awkward
bend as pedestrians carry on their routine way without fail.
I cycle along contended in holding the fresh air, as I listen
to the birds whistling their chirpy song just myself and natural
scenery for to share as nature of countryside within me belong
rich green foliage grows natural at each cycle with many trees
growing wild with great ease.
In Summer childhood I travel in haste on my life with freedom
in my heart I do as I please. Remembering back the ecstasy
of my childhood days running through the fields and having
fun a feeling of country comfort within me lays. Been a country
boy with glee I will forever began I used to pick wild mushrooms
on a cowdary field or searching from bush to bush for birds
eggs. Nature in my heart had me entirely healed Been aware
of any stinging nettles on my legs I loved to smell the wild
and scarlet briar rose. Or collecting the colour lilac on
each tree the cowslips and the buttercups lavishly grows just
some of the pleasure the country meant to me.
My countryside is familiar to me in many ways of all the land
I explored during the area within lays. In a lifetime of dreams
forsaken by many years derelict buildings are scattered from
place to place. Once children reared there but now gone abroad
it is of my countryside within me to embrace. To the beauty
of a homeland created by our trial Lord. A natural beauty
my countryside does behold that develop more within the seasons
Of each year Even though these country landscapes are continues
old . My heart will be within its nature Oh so Near.
and Education Unit
members doing well in Employment.
Carmel is busy job developing.
Four members received certificates for computers training
Three members will commence a computer course on 25/06/03,
best of luck to Eileen, Patricia, and Michael.
Just to let everyone know we have started our unit meetings
and all are welcome to attend. The first one was held last
Monday at 12 noon. Newsletter articles have been coming
in So thanks To all members for their support. We also welcome
new articles from anyone whose interested. We have decided
to do a clean up in the admin unit Every Friday afternoon
help is welcome.
to all the members and staff for their skills and support
in training members to use computers and in the general
day to day running of the very busy admin. I am delighted
with all the help I have received form everyone in the unit.
I am now more confident with my computer skills.
Best wishes to: Michael Burke and Seamus Sex with their
new set of wheels, keep between the ditches!
Best wishes to: David on his two new wheels bicycle. Donít
forget the spare!
Congratulations to: Siobhan who recently started a voluntary
job well done.
Get Well wishes to: All our members who are unwell. And
feeling down, chins up.
Birthday Wishes to: all members in the month of July, Jackie,
Eleanor, Reg, Aileen, Denis, Bernie, Shane.
All the Summer Sales have started so get out there for all the
Idol: Celine Dion (Part
song The Power of Love , was the first single to be released from
her 1993 album, The Colour of my Love. The single reached no 2
on the billboard charts. The album was a massive success. It sold
over 15 million copies worldwide, making her the best selling
female artist in 1993.
next single for release from her album was Think Twice. This was
a burning ballad selling more than 2 million copies. It was at
that time, when Celine Dion told Everyone about her life-long
love, Rene Angelil.
The whole world was surprised and amazed, but they thought it
was a great time for Celine to let the world know, especially
with the success she had been having. My favourite songs on The
Colour of my Love album are Love Doesnít ask why and Everybodyís
talking my Baby Down.
Be Continued... Join me in the next issue of the Newsletter
for Part 5.
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Mary, Stephen, Paddy, Angela and Siobhan.
Mary and Caroline