President McAleese visited Emly on Saturday morning last where she unveiled a plaque marking Emly’s win in the National Tidy Town’s competition 2009. A large number of people turned out for the occasion including representatives of tidy town groups from various parts of the country.
A large number from Emly made the trip to Croke Park today for the All-Ireland hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny who were trying to win the title for an historic five times in a row. Tipperary upset the favourites in a titanic struggle and won the title for the first time since 2001. Tipperary 4-17 Kilkenny 1-18.
Among the Tipp followers in Dublin today was Fr. Tim Burke from Emly who was attending his 66th consecutive All-Ireland hurling final.