3rd February, 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Handball - in Croke Park?
Rather than messing around with hurling throw-in,
GAA could increase speed and continuity by making it a foul to
handle sliotar with exception of the goalkeeper.
Old times tell us how exciting the game was with overhead striking and keeping the ball moving on the ground, It avoided the bunching we see today and would reduce foul play.
Hurling with St. Josephs Mardyke I recall getting rapped on the knuckles for handling the sliotar.
Even if the ideas was never adopted, clubs would do well to encourage players to concentrate on ground play and overhead play.
Gerald McCarthy, the best exponent Ive seen connecting with the flying sliotar!
ROCHESTOWN RESIDENT ASSOC. CORRECTION
Responding to a letter from the secretary of the Rochestown Residents Assoc. Umbrella group. A member of the Norwood Court Resident Association phoned us to say that the planning application for Norwood Court was for 57 apartments and not 47 as stated in the letter.
WISHING A WONDERFUL 2000
On Jan 14th I received a packet of newspapers Holly Bough, Cork Inside and Douglas Weekly, also a Christmas card from Mr and Mrs Dunne, South Douglas Road. The packet arrived as though it had been in the ocean, wet through. I put the papers to dry, and the first to dry was your Weekly. I read pages 1 to 6, carefully enjoying each article until I came to page 7 and read A Story to Live by. That story has changed my life and I shall live by the moral of that story. Having read the story my husband and I left for San Francisco to meet our son. He gave me a new year gift of Woodstock wind chimes. When we arrived home I said to my husband I will not hang them until Spring in case they get damaged during winter rains and winds. My brain spoke to me, I may be dead by then, they go up tomorrow and when our expected visitors, Dan and Eileen came from Cork they could also enjoy the chimes.
My husband and I were married in Douglas Parish Church, August 20th, 1949. We had hoped to celebrate of 50th anniversary there last August, but circumstances beyond our control prevented it, so we celebrated here with mass at our local church and a dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay with family and friends.
To my sister Eileen, her husband Vincent, family members and friends I wish you a wonderful year 2000.
Kathleen Murphy Briscox.
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