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A tribute to Mickey Byrne features in this week's edition of the Tipperary Star

Brian McDonnell

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A tribute to Mickey Byrne features in this week's edition of the Tipperary Star

Mickey Byrne pictured with comrade in arms Jimmy Finn.

A wide-ranging tribute to Mickey Byrne features in this week's edition of the Tipperary Star - Noel Dundon leads our coverage as The Cathedral town bids farewell to one of its most famous sons. Indeed, the famed Culbaire returns to the pages of the Tipperary Star to mark the passing of the this hurling giant.

In other news Irish Water are set to construct a new treatment plant in Holycross, Germinal have been short-listed for two prestigious national agri-business awards and Ronan Dodd reports from the Nenagh Entreprise Town weekend initiative while hundreds of Tipperary people have paid tribute to Munster rugby's Anthony Foley.

In Thurles the halloween festival has been launched while Thurles Drama Group are set revive that old classic 'Arsenic and Old Lace'.

There is a full round-up of all the events not to be missed in the coming week in our arts and entertainment section while Niamh Dillon takes a look at a sweet success for Nenagh's Lough Derg chocolate company.

In sport the mighty Thurles Sarsfields honoured the memory of Mickey Byrne in glorious terms when roaring to a nine-point win over Kiladangan in last Sunday's county senior hurling final - don't miss Michael Dundon's report from the game and all the reaction.

Meanwhile there was plenty of action in the senior and intermediate football championships. The intermediate hurling final will see Newport take on Thurles Sarsfields, Cashel King Cormacs completed a unique minor B hurling and football double, St Mary's Clonmel retained the minor A hurling crown and Burgess-Duharra won a fifth successive senior Camogie title.

There is also plenty of rugby, soccer and athletics packed in to this week's sports section.

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Tipperary Star first thing every Wednesday morning!