Sunday Digest: Shocks in hurling, schools damaged and evacuated and more

Miss the news locally this week? Fear not, we’ve got you covered on a Sunday with a look back at some of the top stories on kclr96fm.com over the past seven days.

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Local students run amok in Kilkenny

One of the big stories of the week was that of damage done by students from a Kilkenny school while marking their last day before Leaving Cert examinations begin. This subsequently prompted this response from the school in question.

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Disappointment on Britain’s Got Talent stage for Presentation Secondary

Kilkenny’s Presentation Secondary School choir wowed judges on Thursday night with their performance of Ava Maria but did not secure enough votes to make through to Saturday’s live final.

There had been hopes of a wildcard position but this never transpired, the competition eventually won by by illusionist Richard Jones, an army bandsman with The Household Cavalry (and bookies’ favourite).

Carlow school evacuated over bomb threat

Askea Girls National School was one of a number of schools targeted by a bomb threat over text message this week, the school having to be evacuated before students returned the following day.

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Gardai appeal for witnesses as cyclist found on side of road

The woman in her 70s was found beside her bike on the Waterford Road near the Springhill Court Hotel between 2.30pm and 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

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Grease named as Kilkenny Castle’s first outdoor screening

News from the start of the week revealed Grease as the movie of choice for the first outdoor cinema screening at Kilkenny Castle this summer.

The musical classic will also be screened as part of this year’s Carlow Arts Festival.

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Interview: Eddie Brennan speaks to KCLR following shock U21 defeat

Westmeath upset the apple cart mid-week by knocking Kilkenny out of this year’s U21 Leinster hurling championship. We caught up with manager Eddie Brennan for his reaction.

Is the tide turning for hurling in Kilkenny?

In sport, Kevin Regan ponders whether there’s a big change on the horizon for hurling in Kilkenny at inter-county grade.

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