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Preview of this week's Tipperary Star

Preview of this week's Tipperary Star

In this week's Tipperary Star Noel Dundon leads with a story on South Tipp General Hospital.

We also carry tributes to former Templemore Fine Gael councillor Pauline Coonan. 

In addition we have coverage of the fire which blazed through Nenagh furniture factory TIPPO on Sunday. We carry a report on Tipperary towns that have been placed on an EU water blacklist, 

In Thurles news, Thurles Drama Group celebrate 50 years and it’s the end of an era for St. Patrick's College as 62 students graduate from the recently renamed campus. 

In Arts and Entertainment Niamh Dillon leads with an interview with Nenagh Director Andrew Flynn who is taking Martin McDonagh's play The Pillowman on its second tour of Irish theaters while on Lifestyle we meet Burgess nurse Mary Cremin who is leading a pilot project helping prostate cancer patients. 

In sport Thurles Sarsfield get set to kick start their Munster campaign while Loughmore and Moyle Rovers get ready for the county football final and Tipperary bids farewell to the Rattler. 

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

We also carry a fantastic 24-page souvenir supplement marking the last 200 years of Thurles CBS with a fascinating look back at the school, featuring academic and sporting achievements, famous past pupils and words from former teaching staff. 

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