Letter to the Editor

Dear Reader

Dear Reader

A defiant Ken Hogan has this week insisted that Tipperary hurling should never be written off. Indeed, following his under-21 team’s five-goal victory over Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Wednesday night the Lorrha man explained how conscious his players were of representing Tipperary people.

“As Tipperary people we are disappointed with the way that things have come around,” he said.

“Obviously there has been a lot of criticism (of the senior team) there with people questioning player’s heart. We were very conscious going out on the pitch that we were representing Tipperary folk and that we still have an awful lot of pride in our jersey. And, we also have the heart.” See full story page 71

Also in this week’s edition we have a number of reports in relation to the “Gathering” including Fr. Paddy Carley’s visit to his home town of Thurles (page 13) and Ursula Dwyer Akey paying a visit to Ballingarry to trace her roots (page 6).

We also feature the elevation of Liam Lyons of Thurles to the position of District Governor of all Lions Clubs in Ireland - a huge honour for a man who has given great service to the organisation going back a number of decades. See page 14 for full story.

> Anne O’Grady

> Editor