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Garda Journal 95th Anniversary Edition

Garda Journal 95th Anniversary Edition

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Tennessee in 1864. A disastrous episode for the Southern forces, the Battle 7th cavalry. In fact, Keogh’s family was staunchly Catholic and one of
of Franklin led to the deaths of over 1,750 Confederate soldiers as they were Keogh’s uncles was hanged for his participation in the 1798 rebellion. Such
over-run by Union troops led by Major General John M. Schofield. Today, pedigrees did not receive officer’s commissions in the English cavalry of
the house of Patrick Cleburne in Tennessee is regarded as an important the 19th Century. The staid life of a farmer was not for young Myles and
historical landmark. Over the course of the war, he earned the nickname from an early age he demonstrated a romantic and adventurous spirit. In
“The Stonewall of the West” - a favourable reference to stalwart Southern 1860, the Papal States were being threatened by the revolutionary forces
General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson - and also had a city of 60,000 people of Garibaldi. Pope Pius IX put out a call for young Catholic men to help
named after him in the state of Texas, as well as a Cleburne county in both preserve the independence of the Papacy from attack. The young men
Arkansas and Alabama. The Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery, of Ireland were quick to answer the Pontiff ’s call with over 1,400 Irish
a memorial cemetery in Jonesboro, Georgia for Confederate soldiers who travelling to Italy to serve, among them a 20-year-old Myles Keogh who was
lost their lives in the Civil War, is named in his honour. commissioned as a lieutenant. Keogh and his Irish Battalion distinguished
themselves by their gallant defence of the port city of Ancona. In
Biography: Myles Keogh – Custer’s recognition of his valour, Keogh was awarded the Pro Petri Sede and
Comrade-in-Arms Ordine di San Gregorio medals for valour in addition to being appointed a
lieutenant in the ‘Company St. Patrick’ of the Papal Guards.
It is one of the tragedies of Civil War history that the ignominy of
defeat can sometimes obscure the earlier achievements of some of the With the outbreak of the American Civil War, the Union Army was
war’s most gallant and courageous figures. A textbook example of this desperate for experienced officers, most of the officers of the old army being
is Carlowman Myles Keogh, who, despite distinguishing himself as a southerners who went with the Confederacy. Irish American Archbishop
top Union cavalry officer, went on to become synonymous with one John Hughes was sent by the Lincoln administration to recruit experienced
of military history’s most fabled examples of arrogance, complacency officers from the veterans of the Papal wars. Myles Keogh and two of his
and hubris: the annihilation of General George Armstrong Custer’s 7th comrades Daniel J. Keily from Waterford and Joseph O’Keeffe, nephew of
cavalry troops at the hands of an alliance of Native American armies at the Bishop of Cork, volunteered. The three travelled to the United States
the Little Bighorn in 1876. and were commissioned as Captains. All three would distinguish themselves.

Keogh was born on March 25,1840 in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Keogh would participate in over eighty engagements and distinguish
at Orchard House, a building that still stands today. His family appeared himself in most of the major battles of the Civil War. In his first battle at Port
to have lived in secure circumstances, his father John was a comfortable Republic, a patrol he was leading nearly captured Stonewall Jackson. As a
gentleman farmer and his mother was from a prosperous and distinguished member of General John Buford’s cavalry, Keogh earned a brevet promotion
family from Rathgarvan, County Kilkenny. One of the persistent myths to Major for bravery at Gettysburg as part of the cavalry’s heroic delaying
associated with Myles Keogh is that his father was an officer in the 5th action during the first day of the battle that proved key to the eventual
Royal Irish Lancers, this to explain Myles’ familiarity with the tune Union victory. Keogh later transferred to the Western Theatre of the War
‘Garryowen’ which in another myth he is said to have introduced to the where he served as chief of staff to General Stoneman. Keogh would be
active until the end of the war, leading raids in Georgia, North Carolina and

Monument to Myles Walter Keogh at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

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Virginia. Before the Civil War ended, Keogh would once again be promoted three days after the battle, Keogh’s body was found at the centre of a group of
for bravery, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. Union General Schofield called troopers that included his two sergeants, the company trumpeter and guidon
Keogh “one of the most gallant and efficient young cavalry officers I have ever bearer, indicating that Keogh and his men had died as part of their own “Last
known.” Unfortunately, the success Keogh had enjoyed in the Civil War was Stand”. Also noted was that Keogh’s body alone had not been mutilated, perhaps
followed by sadness and disappointment in the post war years. Keogh’s fellow because the Native Americans were intimidated by the “medicine” they saw in
Irishmen and Papal War comrades Keily and O’Keeffe had not survived the the Agnus Dei he wore on a chain about his neck, or because of his bravery in
war. A woman that Keogh had hopes of marrying had died suddenly, a trauma his final moments, most likely a combination of both. The only survivor of the
which Keogh never fully recovered from. With the shrinking of the peacetime 7th Cavalry found at the Little Big Horn was Keogh’s badly wounded horse,
army, Keogh’s rank was reduced from Lt. Colonel to Captain and he was ‘Comanche’. Wounds indicated that he and his rider had been in the thick
assigned to the seventh cavalry under Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. of the action. Comanche would be nursed back to health and adopted as a
revered regimental mascot. The animal’s fame as “the sole survivor of the 7th”
Despite popular myth, the relationship between Keogh and Custer was not quickly spread and ensured that the name of his rider, Myles Keogh, would be
a close one, and in fact may have been contentious. The legend that Keogh remembered.

Of course, it wasn’t just Irish men who fought and died in this protracted
and bloody conflict – Irish women were also heavily involved on both sides
of the conflict. Examples of such women include Jennie Hodgers, who fought
under the name Albert DL Cashier in the 95th Illinois Infantry; Mary Sophia
Hill, who became known as “The Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy”, and
Bridget Diver, otherwise known as Michigan Bridget.

There is still no official memorial to the tens of thousands of Irish emigrants
who perished in the American Civil War. The immense sacrifices made by Irish
men and women on both sides of the conflict contributed immeasurably to the
war effort, the aftermath of which ultimately led to the abolition of slavery and
the forging of a great new nation. It is hoped that one day the lives of those Irish
who fought in the American Civil War will someday be adequately and officially
recognised by the state.

General George Armstrong Custer

introduced Custer to the tune “Garryowen” which resulted in it becoming the
regimental march of the 7th is unlikely. “Garryowen“had been a popular tune
for many years and Custer had heard it many times as a cadet at West Point.
When in June 1876 Keogh rode out with Custer as the Captain of Company
I of the seventh cavalry, it appears that Keogh had a premonition of his death.
Keogh had inherited his Mother’s family estate in Ireland, but had signed it
over to his sister. He had taken out a life insurance policy and had requested
that the wife of one of his officers burn his personal papers in the event of his
death. Finally, Keogh left instructions that in the event of his death, he wished
to be buried near friends in Auburn, New York. The full details of the battle
of the Little Big Horn may never be known; even eyewitness testimony of
Native Americans at the battle was taken years after the events of June 25,
1876 and is often contradictory. However, there is evidence that Myles Keogh
died as he had lived, with honour and courage. When a burial party arrived

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HISTORY Tom Farquharson

SEAN LEMASS,THE IRA AND THE FA CUP

THE STORY OF
TOM FARQUHARSON

It is 90 years since Dubliner Tom Farquharson inspired his club, Cardiff City, to their first
and only FA Cup triumph, becoming the first Irish goalkeeper to lift the trophy.

Aged 21, Farquharson packed his bag and moved to south Wales. On
arriving in Gwent Valleys he secured work as a painter and decorator (or
carpenter too) and took to playing rugby union as a full back for local side
Blackwood. It was about this time he went to watch local Welsh football
league side, Oakdale, who were short a goalkeeper on the day which
prompted Farquharson to volunteer himself as a stand in. It turned out he
wasn’t a bad handler of the ball from his time playing Gaelic Football back
in Ireland.

“He would run from the back of
the net and rush the kicker as he
prepared to take the spot kick.”

Tom Farquharson makes a save against Arsenal at Wembley 1927(Cardiffcityfc.co.uk) From Oakdale he moved to fellow Welsh league side Abertillery
and it was here that Cardiff City, then a top 1st Division club, spotted
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Cardiff City’s 1927 him in February 1922 and offered him a trial. Soon after which he
FA Cup victory over Arsenal – the only time the cup left signed as a professional and made his Cardiff City debut in the last
England. It remains the Welsh club’s proudest achievements game of the 1921/22 season against Manchester United at home.
and Cardiff ’s only victory in the competition, although they During his time at Cardiff City Farquharson made 445 league
came close in 2008, when captained by fellow Dubliner appearances for the Bluebirds – a club record until it was surpassed by
Stephen McPhail, before succumbing to Portsmouth. Don Murray in 1985.

Growing up in a time of great strife, turmoil and change, Tom Farquharson’s Standing at over six feet tall, he became one of the top goalkeepers of
tale is a remarkable one. Farquharson was the first Irish goalkeeper to keep a clean that era. He was famed for his tactics when it came to penalty kicks. He
sheet in, and win, the FA Cup and his story is conceivably the only one that ties would run from the back of the net and rush the kicker as he prepared
together Sean Lemass, the IRA and the FA Cup – an achievement in and of itself. to take the spot kick. During an FA Cup quarter-final in 1927 against
Chelsea he charged toward the taker, Andy Wilson and blocked it on the
Tom Farquharson, the son of Thomas Farquharson, a master plumber
and a member of the Presbyterian minority, was born in Dublin in 1899. He Cardiff City win the 1927 FA Cup (Cardiffcityfc.co.uk)
grew up in Drumcondra and played football as a youth with Annally, as well
as playing Gaelic Football.

One of his close friends, growing up, was Sean Lemass, who would
go on to become the Taoiseach from 1959-1966. During the Irish
War of Independence (1919-1921) both Lemass and Farquharson
were committed ‘Nationalists’, with Farquharson being what has been
described as a ‘fringe’ or ‘non-violent member’ of the IRA – running
messages and delivering people to safe houses.

Whatever Farquharson’s role was within the IRA, both he and Lemass
were arrested for removing ‘wanted’ posters on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin
and detained in Mountjoy Prison. His father was friendly with a British
Army Major with whom he did business, and the Major got him off, with
the proviso that Farquharson would leave Ireland, which he did.

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Wembley. On the road to Wembley, the Bluebirds dispensed with
Aston Villa, Darlington, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and Reading, but
faced their toughest test against Herbert Chapman’s Gunners.

The game, a scrappy encounter by all accounts, was decided by an
error from Farquharson’s opposite number, Welsh international Dan
Lewis. The move began with a throw-in. Cardiff ’s Hughie Ferguson
received the ball and had little space to run or make a pass, so he attempted
a pot-shot at goal instead.

The ball ran low across the ground, but Arsenal’s goalkeeper Lewis had
the shot well covered. He knelt down in an attempt to gather the ball.
However, as he did so, the ball squirmed out of Lewis’ hands and slipped
between the crook of his left elbow and body. With a couple of Cardiff
City forwards honing in, Lewis desperately tried to reclaim the ball but only
knocked it into the net with his elbow, for the only goal of the match.

Lewis blamed the sheen on his brand new jersey, which he said caused
the ball to slip out of his grip when attempting to gather it. Since that day,
no Arsenal goalkeeper has worn a shirt that hasn’t been put through the
wash first. April 23, 1927 remains the greatest day in Cardiff ’s long and
chequered history and its historical significance extends far beyond this
proud football club.

“Several notable Irish players from
this era, including Farquharson,
played for both Irish International
teams.”

Cigarette Card of Tom Farquharson 1924 (Cardiffcityfc.co.uk) Victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in their second FA Cup
final in three years ensured Cardiff City as the first, and to date the only,
six yard line. His strategy was so effective that it forced a rule change and non-English team to win the competition. It was the first final where the
in 1929 goalkeepers were required to remain on the goal-line until the FA Cup anthem ‘Abide with Me’ was sung and also the first cup final to
ball had been kicked. be broadcast live on BBC Radio. The phrase ‘back to square one’ came
from the radio commentators use of a grid published in the Radio Times
One of the rumours which surrounded Farquharson’s time at Cardiff to describe match action – ‘square one’ was the area nearest to the goals.
City was that he carried a gun in his kit bag. Cardiff City Club historian
Richard Shepherd ensures the tale is true, having spoken with a teammate While playing at Cardiff Farquharson was also an Ireland International.
who played with Farquharson, who confirmed he had seen his gun on This was a time when there were, in effect, two Ireland teams, chosen by
occasions. Farquharson said he carried it due to certain persons back in two rival associations. Both associations, the Northern Ireland-based IFA
Ireland but never elaborated further than that. and the Irish Free State-based FAI claimed jurisdiction over the whole
of Ireland and selected players from the whole island. As a result, several
“One of the rumours which notable Irish players from this era, including Farquharson, played for
surrounded Farquharson’s time both Irish International teams.
at Cardiff City was that he carried
a gun in his kit bag.” However, September 1931 saw Farquharson briefly embroiled in
controversy when he refused his selection to play against Scotland on
In his 13 year career with Cardiff City he helped them finish as 1st what he called “a matter of principle”. According to Club Historian
Division runners up in 1923/24 and reach the FA Cup final in 1925 Shepherd, Farquharson didn’t see why the Northern Ireland FA should
and 1927. Cardiff City lost the first to Sheffield United but in 1927 pick players from the whole of Ireland nor why the Irish FA should pick
they made history, beating Arsenal 1–0, in front of 93,000 fans inside players from the whole of Ireland – so he chose not to play.

At the end of the 1934/35 season, Tom Farquharson hung up his
boots and ended his football career. He remained in Cardiff following
his resignation and returned to his painter and decorator trade before
subsequently opening a tobacconist’s kiosk on Queen Street, in the
centre of Cardiff. In 1958 he emigrated to Toronto to join family
members. He died in 1970 at the age of 71, calling time on a colourful
character who led a full and eventful life steeped with interest, intrigue
and rich historical significance.

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HISTORY Robin Friday

ROBIN FRIDAY

THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER
YOU’VE NEVER SEEN

Robin Friday lived his life the same way he played football. If George Best was the first pop
star of the game, Robin Friday was the first rock star.

Robin Friday’s professional football career lasted just four years. played 135 games for Reading scoring 55 goals. For those who saw him play
He never played for England or in the top tier of English during his time at Reading, they say they were privy to the greatest player
football but for those who saw him play in the 1970s, he was the world has ever seen. Some of the reports about Robin on the pitch were
one of greatest players to grace a football pitch. A tenacious remarkable week after week, he was doing the most amazing things and it’s
competitor, his skill and vision were beyond compare. His just incredible that such an amazing footballer lived and yet nobody knew
goals for Reading are still considered amongst the best in English football.

Friday’s notoriety extended way beyond his footballing prowess. His
reputation as a troubled, strong-minded and reckless player – a cocktail
of rebelliousness, red cards, and a rock ‘n roll lifestyle – meant his life away
from football was every bit as colourful and often just as chaotic.

Born in Acton, West London in the early 1950s, Friday’s flair for football
was there from an early age, and by his mid-teens he was being scouted by a
series of London clubs. His on pitch abilities were matched it seems, by an
equally remarkable talent for seeking out trouble, the latter of which landed
Friday a stint in a local borstal.

Upon his release he immersed himself in the local amateur game, turning
out for Walthamstow and Hayes while working as an apprentice plasterer.
Again Football League clubs came looking but he was perceived as too
much of a loose cannon for many to take a chance on. Managed by ex-Irish
International and Sunderland stalwart Charley Hurley, Reading was the
club who took the chance.

Hurley had a reputation for controlling the rowdy, wayward types but
he had his hands full with Friday. Over the next four years, however, Friday

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about him. Friday’s story remained largely unknown until Paolo Hewitt and That year Reading were promoted to the Third Division, with Friday’s role
former Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan penned his biography, The Greatest intrinsic. Without Robin Friday this would have been impossible. Yet within
Footballer You Never Saw. three months the club sold him to Cardiff City for £28,000 and six months
later he would leave the game for good.
Given his colourful life and supreme on-field abilities, how then did
Friday’s remarkable tale remain elusive? Football was a different game back Why so? Because the outrageously gifted Reading and Cardiff man,
then and unlike the media circus surrounding it today, football coverage on who would breeze across the football pitch with no shin pads on, terrorising
TV was limited to First Division highlights and newspapers only covered opponents with his dazzling skills was the wild man’s wild man. Off the field
players from the top tier of English football. That said, author Paolo Hewitt he ran riot; smoked spliffs, dropped pills, drank heavily and accommodated
found it remarkable that up until the point that he and McGuigan wrote the every woman that came his way. Beyond the spectacular goals on-field, he
biography, Friday was relatively unknown outside of the clubs he had played was just as famous for bouts of crazy antics, winding up his opponents by
grabbing them in the nether regions or kissing them on the lips at corners. In
Friday celebrates scoring for Reading a game against Rochdale towards to end of the 1974-75 season, Friday netted
a last minute winner and celebrated by running over and kissing a policeman.
for. “Friday was a hero in Reading and Cardiff yet unheard of elsewhere. It’s In 1977, the maverick Friday, famously flicked a ‘v’ sign to Luton Town
interesting that this guy, a contemporary of George Best in a way, with a goalkeeper Milija Aleksic after rounding him to score at Ninian Park, in a
similar story, could exist and nobody knew about him”, Hewitt said. game that secured the Bluebirds safety from relegation to Division Three. On
and off the pitch he was a “force of nature”, Hewitt says, believing that Friday’s
Blessed with skill and vision beyond compare, it is claimed there was character and uniqueness has ensured his enduring appeal.
nothing he couldn’t do with a football. His goals for Reading are still
considered to be amongst the best goals ever seen in English football and His career with the Bluebirds began with a typically bombastic Robin Friday
his footballing wizardry has become the stuff of legend. One such moment bang. On the day he signed for the club he was arrested by British Transport
came in 1976 as Reading took on Tranmere. Reading goalkeeper threw the Police for not having a train ticket on arriving at Cardiff station. He then
ball out to the right full, Gary Peters, who looked up and saw Friday lurking proceeded to drink until the early hours of the night before his City debut,
at the corner of the penalty box on the left hand side. He launched the ball but as usual it didn’t seem to hamper his footballing capabilities. Marking him
forward in the direction of Friday, who ran towards the ball and jumped into that day was Fulham’s World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, whom he
the air catching the ball on his chest, as he landed he spun around 180 degrees introducing himself to by squeezing his testicles. Moore, normally cool, calm
with the ball still on his chest and dropped the ball onto his left foot where and collected, was livid and couldn’t get anywhere near him for 90 minutes.
he caught it on the volley and powered it home into the top corner on the far
post. The referee on the day, Clive Thomas, who had officiated in the World But during his time with Cardiff Friday became more and more erratic. He
Cup and witnessed Pele, Cruyff and Best in the flesh, claimed Friday’s goal played just 25 games, scoring seven times, and started to go AWOL before
was the best he had ever seen. walking out of Cardiff and football in the summer of 1977.

Tragically, years of alcohol and drug abuse would take their toll, and
12 years later, he passed away aged 38. Hundreds and hundreds of people
attended his funeral. Reading fans overwhelmingly voted him their player of
the century in the year 2000. There could be no finer accolade for the man.

Robin Friday’s spirit is probably best summarised by a conversation with
Reading coach Maurice Evans who asked him, “What age are you son?
If you could just settle down for a few years, you could play for England”.
Friday replied, “What age are you? I’m half your age but I’ve lived twice the
life you have!”

Work is currently progressing on a film about Friday’s story - based on
Paolo Hewitt and Paul McGuigan book - with a script co-written by Hewitt
and Julian Stone.

Robin Friday during his Cardiff City days

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ADGVAIRCDEA CaNraStioenrvaicl Ne ews

EXPERT ADVICE:

HOW OFTEN SHOULD
YOU SERVICE YOUR CAR?

A regular service is essential for
keeping your vehicle in good nick.
However, knowing how often your
vehicle should be serviced can be
tricky!

Just like a visit to the dentist or doctor, servicing a vehicle is one of those week or before any long journey. The RSA car walk around check leaflet
things many people tend to try and avoid until they are left with absolutely provides a handy list of items you can inspect yourself before embarking
no choice. By skipping your car’s service, you’re putting yourself at greater on a journey. The RSA tyre safety booklet provides advice on checking
risk of vehicle breakdown, NCT failure and expensive repair bills down your tyres. Always keep your owner’s manual in the vehicle. It contains
the line – and general safety. With the assistance of Elaine Gibson from the valuable instructions, information and warnings specific to your vehicle
Road Safety Authority (RSA), we’ve got the inside track on why and when such as:
a vehicle service is necessary.
• How often your car needs to be serviced
Why is getting your car serviced so important? • How to check your car’s fluids (water, oil etc.) and how often they
It is the responsibility of the owner and/or driver of a vehicle to
make sure it is in a roadworthy condition at all times when used should be replaced or topped up
in a public place. All parts and equipment of a vehicle must be in • How to inflate your tyres correctly
good and efficient working order. It is not enough that your car • How to check the electrics (e.g. battery, lights, cooling fan etc.)
has a valid NCT disc on the windscreen. A vehicle needs to be • How to decipher dashboard warning lights
serviced in line with manufacturer’s recommendations in between
road-worthiness tests as well. It is your legal obligation to do so. When money’s short it can be tempting to skip servicing
Unfortunately, some motorists continue to think that once their your car. What advice would you give to encourage not
car passes the NCT it doesn’t need to be serviced until the next test to skip servicing their car?
or until a warning light comes on. Keeping your car in a good condition can save you money. A valid service
history and regular maintenance will not only increase a vehicle’s resale
How crucial is it to the safety of your vehicle and the value, it ensures that a car runs more efficiently and safely, minimising
people inside it? problems and expensive repairs in the future.
Many drivers consider servicing an expense, but this is vital to ensure your
safety and the safety of other road users, and significantly reduces the chances Are there any other car safety tips we should be aware of?
of your vehicle breaking down. The RSA is in the process of developing a booklet providing advice and
guidance on how to carry out 12 basic DIY vehicle maintenance checks.
How often should a car be serviced by a professional? This is expected to be published in the next few months. In the interim,
The table Belo provides general maintenance guidelines. Factors such our car walk around check leaflet provides a good overview to the differ-
as age, mileage and driving conditions will affect time-lines and every ent important safety checks that should be taken into account. Further
vehicle is different so please consult your owner’s manual or contact detail on this can be seen on our website, where you will find videos etc.
the original manufacturer/authorised distributor for recommended on daily car checks and other vehicles.
service intervals.
For more information on vehicle safety, please see rsa.ie.
What safety checks can people perform themselves?
And how regular should they be done? Also worth noting is drivingforwork.ie, a website run by the RSA, The
The RSA recommends carrying out a walk around check at least once a Health and Safety Authority and An Garda Siochana which provides
drivers with tips on ways to reduce risk if they drive in the course of
their work.

Maintenance Timing
Interim Service Every 6 months or 5,000Km (whichever comes first)
Every 12 months or 10,000Km (whichever comes first)
Full Service
Walk around checks At least once a week and before any long journey

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RIDING THE RAILS
IRELAND’S LONGEST GREENWAY
OPENS IN WATERFORD
Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling experience, the Waterford
Greenway has officially opened – just in time for summer. All you need is
your wheels, your walking boots, and your sense of adventure.

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The Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road • Two Stone Viaducts: The Durrow 7-arch and Kilmacthomas 8-arch
cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between stone viaducts are marvels of engineering.
Waterford and Dungarvan. Operational from 1878, this old
railway line was considered one of the most scenic routes • Ballyvoyle Tunnel: The Ballyvoyle brick-lined tunnel is as fresh as the
in the country. The last passenger train journey between day it was built.
Waterford and Dungarvan took place 50 years ago this year.
• Dungarvan:  Stunning views across Dungarvan Bay on the way to the
Ireland’s newest greenway takes in Waterford City, Mount Congreve, town centre.
Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas, Shanacool, Scartore and Dungarvan; offering
a beautiful journey across three dramatic viaducts, 11 bridges, a 400-metre Irish greenways have proliferated since the success of the Westport to
tunnel and Copper Coast views for walkers and cyclists. Along this route Achill trail, breathing new life into old railway lines and canal paths – and
from the river to the sea in Ireland’s Ancient East is a Viking settlement, offering safe and scenic ways for both locals and visitors to experience the
Norman Castles, medieval ruins, an old workhouse, deserted railway Irish outdoors. The latest addition to Ireland’s greenway network offers a
stations and a heritage railway train that still runs along part of the track. great way to enjoy the Waterford region; steeped in history, spectacular
scenery and natural heritage. Perfect timing too – just in time for summer.
Health benefits and spectacular scenery aside, the journey along the
Waterford Greenway offers an education in both history and geography. The Waterford Greenway was developed by Waterford City and County
Some key attractions include: Council with the co-operation of local property owners and communities
along the route, and supporting funding from the Department of Transport,
• Mount Congreve: These world-famous gardens are accessible Tourism and Sport.
directly from the greenway. Alltheinformationyouneed,apartfromtheweather,isatvisitwaterfordgreenway.com.

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“BLUE” MOVIES

10 FILMS ABOUT POLICING THAT YOU
NEED TO WATCH

In the 1940s there was a spate of what we call ‘film noir’ movies being made Seven (1995)
in the US. These dark and moody films, usually about private eyes and their
femme fatales were remarkably similar in tone and style. However, one of the Two detectives, soon-to-be-retiring detective
most overlooked features of the genre was their quality of always being good. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and
In fact, it was said that it was actually hard to make a bad film noir. Today, short-tempered but idealistic David Mills
perhaps the closest incarnation of the film noir is the detective/cop film. The cop (Brad Pitt) hunt a serial killer who uses the
film is similarly distinguishable by tone and by a plot based around a mystery. Like seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.
film noir, there is plenty room to play within the genre – we get buddy comedies, Seven is one of the darkest and most
thrillers, action movies, mysteries, etc. But like film noir, cop films are also merciless films ever made in the Hollywood
distinguishable by their quality. It is hard to make a bad cop movie. The intrinsic mainstream. Set in an unnamed US city, it
structureofthegenremakesithardtofail(exceptmaybeinthecaseofMall Cop). rains day after day as they investigate death
You have the intriguing crime, the meandering mystery, the dynamics between the after death. A deeply disturbing and relentlessly grimy thriller, with
leading officers, and the illusive criminal. It’s fair to say, the cop movie has it all. tight performances and a haunting finale. Seven is a fascinating
character study into the mind of a serial killer.
Of course there is no end to a comprehensive list of cop movies, but we at the
Garda Journal have picked out just a few of our favourites to give you a taste of the Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey & Richard Roundtree
variety the genre offers. Though you’ll notice a few classics missing here, we think
any new discovery you make will more than make up for it. Here are our ten picks: Director: David Fincher

Run time: 2 hr 10 min

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FFaargrogis aosel(f-1pro9cl9aim6e)d “homespun murder of the Great Depression such as John Dillinger and “Pretty Boy” Floyd.
This is as much a movie about economic hardship as it is about crime.
story” set in the whitewashed, winter wilderness of
the frozen and bleak Upper Midwest. A pregnant Stars: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
Minnesota police chief (Frances McDormand) is Director: David Mackenzie
investigating a series of roadside homicides across Run time: 102 min
the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota
landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals (Steve Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife. But
when the scheme goes sour – and wood chippers As the title suggests, the unnamed Lieutenant
get involved – the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious. The Coen (played by Harvey Keitel) is not a good man.
Brothers are at their clever best with this snowbound film noir; a stylish and Steeped in gambling debt and corruption, he
entertaining crime story set in their native Midwest. exploits his authority to sexually harass teenage
girls, embezzle money and abuse drugs. His
Stars: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare, troubles come to a head when a mob lackey
Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen delivers an ultimatum: pay off his debt, or else. But
Run time: 98 min when The Lieutenant learns that a $50,000 reward
is being offered to whoever catches a pair of thugs
‘G’ Men (1935) who raped a nun (Frankie Thorn), he jumps at the
opportunity, hoping that he can still redeem himself.
‘G’ Men put James Cagney on the right side of the An honourable mention needs to also be given to Bad Lieutenant:
law for a change. Pressure from Hoover’s FBI and Port of Call New Orleans, a film made over a decade later by German
‘concerned’ groups forced Hollywood to restrict its filmmaker Werner Herzog and staring Nicholas Cage. What makes this
popular glorification of the gangster hero. That said, it’s remake interesting is that Herzog never even saw the original film. It is also one
difficult to distinguish Cagney’s Brick Davis – a street- of the most electric performances Cage has ever given – and that’s saying a lot.
wise young lawyer from the poor side of town, turning
federal agent to avenge the murder of his best friend Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frankie Acciarito
– from his earlier roles; he’s still trigger-happy, violent Director: Abel Ferrara
and motivated by personal impulses rather than an Run time: 96 min
adherence to legal justice. It’s a classic 1930s Warner Brothers rough-and-tumble
thriller; fast, daring and as snappy and powerful as a tabloid headline. Memories of Murder
(2003)
Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay and Ann Dvorak
Director: William Keighley If you’re getting a little bored of the usual
Run time: 85 min Hollywood flics being churned out these days, you
might consider looking a little further afield. The
Hell or High Water (2016) South Korean Memories of Murder brings the
same high stakes intensity to the detective genre that
Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo- was only found in ‘90s Hollywood movies. Based on
Western crime thriller that pits two outlaw the story of Korea’s first serial murder, which took
brothers, divorced father Toby Howard (Chris place between 1986 and 1991, we follow Detective
Pine) and ex-con Tanner (Ben Foster), against two Park and Detective Seo as they piece together the
Texas Rangers, Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) clues and try to track the killer. As the title suggests, the murders left a lasting
and Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham). In the impression on the country; filled with both humour and despair, the film will
torrid Texas landscape the brothers systematically undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on everyone else.
hit as many small town banks as they can, building
towards a goal of paying off the mortgage on their Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim
dead mother’s house. While all the time, the laconic Bridges closes on their Director: Joon Ho Bong
trail. In Hell or High Water it’s hard not to root for the outlaws, at least in Run time: 131 min
part. The bank robbing duo are reminiscent of the working class heroes

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Dirty Harry (1971) Heat (1995)

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire In this quintessential cop and robber movie
six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the by acclaimed director Michael Mann, master
truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro)
track myself.” Even if you haven’t seen Dirty is trying to control the rogue actions of one
Harry you might recognise how this plays of his men, while also planning one last big
out. Clint Eastwood is Cop Harry Callahan, heist before retiring. Meanwhile, Lieutenant
who must hunt down a psychopathic rooftop Hanna (Al Pacino) attempts to track down
killer before a kidnapped girl dies. In the end, McCauley as he deals with the chaos in his own
there is only one way to stop the mad man – life, including the infidelity of his wife (Diane
with a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. This Venora) and the mental health of his stepdaughter (Natalie Portman).
role solidified Eastwood’s persona as the quiet, gun wielding, hard ass McCauley and Hanna discover a mutual respect, even as they try to
who believes in tough justice and never minces his words. thwart each other’s plans.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Director: Don Siegel Director: Michael Mann

Run time: 102 min Run time: 170 min

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Britain doesn’t traditionally do blockbuster
cop movies, however, with Hot Fuzz they
prove they can at least do a fantastic parody of
blockbuster cop movies.Followingonfromthe
successofSean of the Dead,EdgarWrightchose
small town British police as his next subject. In Police
Constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) we get
the overachieving, high-intensity city cop, relocated
from London for being too good at his job. He is
immediately paired with the Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), the incompetent son
of the inspector. After a serious of unfortunate “accidents” Angel begins to grow
suspicious of the idyllic veneer or the village and suspects there is a murderous
conspiracy afoot. Together, Angel and Danny expose the evil underpinning the
‘village of the year’ and bring those responsible to justice. Along the way they give us
some of the best gags in recent cinema history.

Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

Director: Edgar Wright

Run time: 121

Point Break (1991) Al Pacino in Heat (1995)

Though recently run through the remake mill, there
isstillonlyonePoint Break.Thislegendaryfilm
was made in a time when pinning bank robbery with
surfing made perfect sense. Johnny Utah (Keanu
Reeves) and Angelo Pappas (Gary Busey) are
assigned to investigate a spate of bank robberies being
carried out along the LA coastline by a gang wearing
the masks of ex-presidents. Their investigation
eventually leads them to a group of surfers which
Utah must infiltrate. As he penetrates deeper into the group, he finds himself
increasingly drawn to the lifestyle and philosophy of the surfers, and particularly
to their charismatic leader, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). The film reaches its climax
when the group find out who Utah really is. We might like to think we’ve grown
more sophisticated in our cinematic taste since the ‘90s, but there really is nothing
more thrilling than seeing Keanu Reeves shouting “f***k yeah” and jumping out of
an airplane without a parachute in chase of a gang of bank-robbing surfers.

Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Run time: 122 min

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CULTURE Ben Aaronovitch

MAGIC COPS

A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR,
BEN AARONOVITCH

London is seemingly a treasure trove of ideas for authors – none more so than

those of the crime variety.
From Dickens to Conan Doyle, Chesterton to Wodehouse,
London has provided a treasure trove of ideas for writers. “London has always been this way, I grew up like this. I didn’t realise
When covered with enough depth and detail, generations of that it [multiculturalism] was unusual until the first time I went outside
readers have lost themselves forever in its streets, so when a into the countryside and all the shops are run by white people. I’m a
new London based novel is released it undoubtedly has a lot Londoner you see, and I have constantly been writing my city the way I
see it. In my television work people were constantly taking the characters

to live up. out but I’m afraid that’s the way it goes”. Through his books however, Ben

Author Ben Aaronovitch and his Sunday Times best-selling Peter Grant has been able to portray and explore the many vibrant cultures that make

series of novels achieve that feat, and so much more. The books weave London’s London the rich and diverse melting pot that it is.

rich folklore and Metropolitan Police procedure in a series of charming, This affection for - and knowledge of - London is born out through

witty and exciting adventures set in a magical world not all that different to our narrator and main protagonist, PC Peter Grant. He has a passion

our own. for architecture and history, that historical and mythological knowledge

The novels revolve around the escapades of Peter Grant. On the surface, of London and the Thames Valley seeps into the narrative, making it

Peter look like an average, everyday young London police officer, but he is engaging and interesting.

in fact, a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. This is a vital component to the story, as Ben explains: “If you’re going

Following an unexpected encounter with a ghost, he is recruited into the

small branch of the Met that deals with magic and the supernatural. Under

the tutelage of the enigmatic Detective Inspector Thomas Nightingale,

Grant, becomes the first English apprentice wizard in over 70 years.

It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular police don’t like to talk

about because they often involve twisted wizards, vampires, fairies, some

pretty prickly local river spirits or strange things in Underground tunnels.

Absorbing, addicting and delightfully escapist, the series is one of

the most entertaining and satisfying fantasy thrillers to hit bookshelves

in quite some time. But where does the inspiration for a magic-infused

police procedural set in Modern London, come from? Originally called

‘Magic Cops’, “like most ideas, it came from several places at once”, says

author Ben Aaronovitch.

“I’m a professional writer and have been for a while now. You just sort

of develop this kind of attic full of junk in your head. It’s full of ideas

thought up when lying on the bed or sitting on the train. What you do is

pick up ideas and see if they fit together in interesting ways.”

“I like crime and I like science fiction and fantasy, and I am too lazy to

write two books so I thought, right I’ll do a supernatural crime thriller”

he says, with a chuckle before elaborating further. “I’m not a horror fan. to describe the urban environment, you need someone who knows

Most supernatural crime leans itself toward the horror genre, and tends what things are called.” Peter knows his “1930s semi from his Victorian

to be mishmash of procedural and horror where a detective gets sucked terrace. You can take any Londoner, blindfold them, drive them and drop

into a world with malevolent forces at work, where nothing makes sense. them off and they can probably tell you how far out of the centre they

I thought what if it’s not like that. What if there is magic but it’s just as are by the architecture. But the difference is Peter can tell you why the

messy and ambivalent as everything else in a policeman’s life. I like the architecture is different.”

idea of cops going in and thinking, ‘not more magic’.” Peter is an informed observer just like the police officers in his stories.

Ben was born and raised in London, where he still resides, and his love “If you think of one characteristic police have, it is a tendency to just

for the city is reflected throughout his brilliantly funny fantasy crime series. spot things. I asked about this when doing my research, I said ‘how come

The depiction of London and exploration of its rich history is achieved policemen are such good observers? The answer is simple, because

with such vivid detail, it will broaden the knowledge of any Londoner. He people work at it.”

is also keen to present the real London, one of multi-cultures that he has “There’s nothing more embarrassing than sitting down for a drink in a

always known. pub and finding later that some known criminal that everyone is looking

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Ben’s Peter Grant Series So Far solve crimes through doing things. But the other aspect of that is, if you are
going to write a supernatural thriller, the more realistic the policing, the more
for was sitting in front of you and you didn’t spot them. You will never hear interesting the clash between the supernatural and the policing is”, he says.
the end of it. You bloody well make sure you know who everyone is and I
thought, yeah, that makes perfect sense. It’s not a natural skill, it’s something “If there is one thing that Peter wants to do, it is to bring order out of
they pick up”, he added. chaos on impulse. He will make these two worlds fit together whether they
want to or not. That’s his mission in life”, he adds.
Another key aspect of these books is Peter’s funny and (occasionally) “The more realistic the policing is, the easier it is to sell the supernatural.
sarcastic voice and how he often dwells on the rules of being a police officer, People just accept because Peter has to fill in the paperwork about how
and how he tries to understand the magic while attempting to make it fit he fought a vampire. It somehow sells the vampire.”
into police procedurals. The depiction and description of Police work is
true to form, with an emphasis on the systematic procedural side of the job Ben’s preference for police procedures and methodical detail has paid
which Ben has always had a fondness for. dividend; not only has the public received a fascinating and unique series of
supernatural thrillers but he is chuffed by the feedback he has received from
“I’ve always liked police procedurals, with an emphasis on the procedurals. people connected to policing. “The best feedback I got was from a woman
I never liked people who break all the rules. I like watching people painstakingly at a signing quite early on; the first book I think. She came up to me and
said, ‘my old man, he worked in the MET for over 30 years and he read this
and he said he worked with every policeman in the book.’ So never mind the
procedurals or anything else if I’ve got the basic characters right and people
are recognizing those they have worked with in the characters. That’s the best
thing that anyone’s ever said to me as a writer, it’s the best compliment.”

With six books already released and a seventh due out in the next 12
months, the series is fully established and future tales of Peter Grant look
destined to continue. While there is no plan set in stone for the series, Ben
is enjoying writing the books and has no intention to stop penning them.

“I will probably keep writing them until I’m dead. I very carefully made sure
Peter Grant is much younger than me. I don’t have to write that tricky story
when he turns 55 and has to retire. By the time he reaches mandatory retirement
age I will be dead so it’s not something I have to worry about it”, he jokes.

Adding: “I would like to write some other stuff sooner or later, provided I
get some time that is. I’m really enjoying it [these books] and if people want
to keep reading them, I will keep writing them. It will go on and on until
people become sick of them.”

Ben Aaronvitch’s Peter Grant series and graphic novels are
available from all good book stores.

Ben Aaronovitch signing Rivers of London

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CULTURE Podcasts

TEN TRUE CRIME
PODCASTS YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO

The popularity of podcasts has mushroomed in recent years and we have separated the

Pwheat from the chaff, to find you ten must-listen true crime and mystery titles. Untold: The Daniel
odcasts are not a new phenomenon but their popularity has Morgan Murder
exploded in recent years. With an increase in digital media
consumption and the format’s fast increase in popularity, there In 1987, Private investigator
are now plenty of options to choose from – with almost every Daniel Morgan was found dead
niche interest catered for. For many, their first introduction in the car park of a London pub
to the world of podcasts was Sarah Koenig’s Serial. People the world over
with axe wounds to the head

were enthralled with the riveting story of Adnan Syed and the mysterious and £1,000 in his pocket. This

murder of Hae Min Lee. It became a huge mainstream phenomenon gripping 10-part podcast series

at the end of 2014, clocking up 75 million downloads in its first season attempts to lift the lid on the most
alone. Beyond the entertaining and addictive Serial, there are numerous
investigated murder in British

fascinating true crime and mystery podcast series available. history; there have been five investigations, none of which has resulted

Below, check out 10 true crime podcasts you definitely won’t want to in prosecution. Helmed by author and screenwriter Peter Jukes, Untold

miss out on. is a more than simply the tale of an unsolved murder. It’s a story of

jealousy, grief and a network of alleged police and media corruption

Criminal on a grand scale. A podcast that encapsulates everything that’s great
about the medium, telling its tale with aplomb as well as capturing the

Billed as “stories of people who’ve atmosphere and culture of the era.

done wrong, been wronged, or

gotten caught somewhere in Most Notorious! –
the middle”, Criminal is a US True Crime History
podcast hosted by Phoebe Judge.

Generally dealing with a different PMoostdNcotaorsiotus! is a true crime
case in each episode, Criminal
recounts investigations from cases history podcast hosted by Erik

that are usually resolved, or at least Rivenes. Each week Rivenes – a

closed. Previous episodes have told tales of early web hackers, a couple historical crime novelist – posts

manufacturing counterfeit banknotes with inkjet printers, the true life lengthy interviews conducted with

story of Raymond Chandler and outlined the history of the shell game, his favourite writers, who’ve written

and its association with one of the earliest American organized crime books on a historical murder or

bosses and conmen, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith. A skilfully told other gruesome events. Previous episodes have covered all manner of

and excellently produced regular dose of real-life crime that spans from topics from The James’ Gang, Arnold Rothstein, Machine Gun Kelly,

the gruesome to risible and just plain dumb. the Murder of Boxer Sonny Liston and New York City’s Chinatown

Tong Wars. While the production quality isn’t particularly spectacular,

the podcast is still impressive because of Rivenes’ voracious curiosity,

Crimetown insight and knowledge, and the standard of the guests.

Produced by Gimlet Media and the Detective
creators of HBO’s award-winning Now in its third season, Detective is a
The Jinx, Crimetown explores
the culture of crime in a different true crime podcast from Investigation

American city every season. The Discovery. Your best bet is to start

podcast’s first season offers an from Season 1, which chronicles

engrossing portrait of organized the experience of retired detective,

crime in Providence, Rhode Lieutenant Joe Kenda, who spent

Island, where organized crime and over 23 years with the Colorado

corruption infected every aspect of public life. A wildly entertaining story Springs Police Department’s

filled with alliances and betrayals, mobsters and crooked cops, heists and Homicide Department. Kenda

stings. Hosted by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, this vividly told reveals engrossing, behind-the-scenes details about some of the most

podcast feels like a movie for your ears, where it’s tough to tell the good interesting cases he’s worked on, recalling crucial moments from

guys from the bad. more than two decades of catching killers, with an honest, no-nonsense

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CULTURE Podcasts

demeanour. A fascinating insight into the world of the police gives of Someone Knows Something, hosted, produced and written
listeners a glimpse into the painstaking, meticulous daily work involved by award-winning documentarian David Ridgen, for CBC Radio in
in solving a homicide. Canada. Ridgen has a great voice for radio and an immersive way of
telling stories. Following one case over multiple episodes, he assiduously
Sword and Scale investigates in an attempt to gather missing pieces of the puzzle and find
the truth. A compelling, exciting and thoroughly addictive series.
Sword and Scale is a true crime
podcast that sets out to cover the Missing & Murdered:
underworld of criminal activity Who Killed Alberta
and the demented minds that Williams?
perform the most despicable and
unthinkable actions. Using original Another Canadian podcast,
audio, like 911 and interrogation Missing & Murdered is an eight-
tapes and trial and news clips, part podcast investigation by CBC
along with creepy atmospheric about a young Indigenous woman
music and sound effects, and intertwined with interviews with criminals, murdered in British Columbia. In
witnesses, victims, authors, presenter Mike Boudet delves into the tales of 1989, 24-year-old Alberta Williams
disappearances, murders, conspiracies, and other cases that date from as was found dead along the Highway of Tears near Prince Rupert, BC Police
far back as the 19th century to modern day. An extremely well researched never caught her killer. 27 years later, her unsolved murder continues
and polished podcast. to haunt her family – and the retired cop who says he knows who did
it. Investigative journalist, Connie Walker takes up the investigation
Generation Why into a 27-year-old cold case. Compelling listening that’s extremely well
researched, informative, and heartbreaking.
Hosted by two friends, Aaron
and Justin, Generation Why Thinking Sideways
dissects some of the world’s most
intriguing murders, mysteries, true Sometimes the strangest mysteries
crime, conspiracy theories and require a little out-off-the-box
more. Each week, the show gives thinking. The Thinking
play-by-play run-down of a case Sideways team – Steve, Devin
picked by either the listeners and Joe – employ a lively round-
or hosts. To date, the pair have table approach to re-examine
discussed theories etc. on topics like the Martin Luther King and JFK evidence of bizarre unsolved
Assassinations, the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, the Zodiac Killer, O.J. mysteries and enigmatic cases.
Simpson and the Titanic conspiracy. True crime lovers with a taste for the While many episodes are about
bizarre will really enjoy this one. murders and other crimes, the show addresses a wide variety of assorted
of unsolved mysteries, bizarre occurrences and conspiracy theories. Some
Someone Knows of the most memorable episodes to date include; The Mary Celeste,
Something The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, The Mad Axeman of New Orleans,
The Tylenol Murders and The Death of Louisiana Senator Huey Long. A
On 31 December, 1997, at a thoroughly interesting, entertaining and well produced podcast that will
New Year’s Eve party broadcast satisfy any interest in mysteries or the unexplained.
on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard
accepted a marriage proposal from
her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie.
Two days later, she disappeared.
This is the focus of season two

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GARDA NEWS Late Night Leagues

LATE NIGHT LEAGUES:

SHOWING YOUTH CRIME

A RED CARD
An Garda Síochána and the FAI have joined forces to show youth crime the red card and
tackle the issue head on.

The Late Night League (LNL) is a diversionary programme Authorities, An Garda Síochána, as well as the young football players.
incorporating soccer leagues at various locations across the Such has been the success witnessed in Dublin, the Late Night Leagues
Dublin region since 2008. This initiative from the FAI and An
Garda Síochána is based around the concept of using football is being rolled out on a national basis. This expansion sees the program
as a tool for social inclusion and learning. extend to counties outside of the Dublin region, including Tipperary, Carlow,
It is aimed at encouraging ‘at risk’ young people to participate in meaningful Westmeath, Donegal, Galway, Wexford, Mayo, Meath, Limerick, Waterford,
activities, thus reducing anti-social behaviour in disadvantaged areas. The Cork, Kildare, Wicklow, Clare and Monaghan.
Late Night Leagues are open to young people aged 13-21, and take place
during prime anti-social hours such as Friday nights. An average of over 1,200 Speaking of the programmes origins, Gerry Reardon, FAI Grassroots
young people participated in the Dublin region, with approximately 50 in Development Manager, said: “We were delivering this program in Ballymun
each league to date. and the Gardaí got involved. They started transporting Traveller groups down
to the games, spreading the word amongst the estates to come down and
Through this partnership and interagency co-operation, the Late Night play, and it was really very successful. In fairness to the Gardaí in Ballymun,
Leagues aim to divert young people away from crime and anti-social they took this message and spread it to other Garda Stations and networks.
behaviour, encourage ‘at risk’ young people to participate in meaningful It quickly gained traction and before you know became a partnership
activities, thus reducing anti-social behaviour and promote and further programme in the Dublin area.
engage with young people and communities.
With over 2,000 young people now taking part across the country, the
An Garda Síochána have recognised the value of football as a community success and appeal of Late Night Leagues is plain to see. The social value of
policing tool, offering an opportunity for Gardaí to develop informal channels the Late Night Leagues is huge too. There is a massive amount of testimonial
of communication with young people, and improved community relations. It evidence from the Guards that it improves community policing by virtue of
helps build a rapport between the participants and Gardaí, helping them see developing informal channels of communication with young people, fosters
behind the uniform. a community spirit and importantly, providing a safe environment for young
people to enjoy football.
The participants come from all manner of backgrounds and different
walks of life but the leagues are bringing people together, improving Football by the virtue of its simplicity can be delivered anywhere and it
relationships and having fun. has shown to be very effective in reducing anti-social behaviour. It offers a
unique opportunity to provide young people with a positive sense of identity
Late Night Leagues are run bi-annually in centres across the Region, and empowerment by helping them acquire leadership, teamwork and self-
with the top two teams and the two most ‘sporting’ teams in centres, going governance skills under adult supervision. This programme is testament to that.
forward to the Regional finals. The league has proven extremely popular,
with the success of the initiative growing throughout the city, thanks to the
continued work and commitment of FAI development officers, the Local

GARDA JOURNAL 113


GARDA NEWS Four Peaks Challenge

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU:
GARDAÍ TAKE ON FOUR PEAKS CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY

Climbers from An Garda Síochána will scale the highest peaks across the four provinces in
just three days to bring awareness to mental health issues and raise money for Aware.

Agroup of 100 serving and retired members of Dominic Layden, CEO at Aware said that fundraising efforts like
An Garda Síochána have already raised in excess The Garda Four Peaks Challenge are worth so much more than just the
of €30,000 for charity ahead of a ‘Four Peak monetary value of what is raised. “Aware’s services have such a profound
Mountain Challenge’ being undertaken by the impact on people, families, and homes across Ireland. Depression and
force in May. bipolar disorder can have a huge affect on the person themselves, not to
The three day challenge will see the participants tackling the heights mention on family life, relationships, and things like work and study too.
of Carrantuohill in Kerry, Mweelrea in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down It’s great to see police officers from three forces coming together in this way
and Wicklow’s Lugnaquila, covering the highest peaks across Ireland’s and this tells us that,” Mr. Layden said.
four provinces.
Speaking on the ‘Four Peak Mountain Challenge,’ The Garda Commissioner
The An Garda Síochána contingent will be accompanied by serving Nóirín O Sullivan said; “I’m very proud to be associated with this very
officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Police worthy cause and I am delighted that my colleagues from here and abroad
Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), and Australian and Spanish police have taken on this challenge to, firstly, raise awareness on mental health issues
who are taking part in and supporting the challenge. Along with raising and secondly to raise much needed funds for Aware.”
funds for Aware’s depression support and mental health education and
information services for individuals, families and communities; the challenge You can help to raise money for Aware by donating online at:
is aiming to promote mental health awareness within An Garda Síochána www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/aware-ireland/garda4peaks
and in the wider community. For more information on the charity’s services, governance and
funding, visit Aware.ie
Members of the gardaí have raised over €30,000 to date and hope to
reach €50,000 by May. Aware relies on fund-raising events like this, as well
as corporate and public donations, for 85% of its annual funding.

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GARDA NEWS Late Night Leagues

LATE NIGHT LEAGUES:

SHOWING YOUTH CRIME

A RED CARD
An Garda Síochána and the FAI have joined forces to show youth crime the red card and
tackle the issue head on.

The Late Night League (LNL) is a diversionary programme Authorities, An Garda Síochána, as well as the young football players.
incorporating soccer leagues at various locations across the Such has been the success witnessed in Dublin, the Late Night Leagues
Dublin region since 2008. This initiative from the FAI and An
Garda Síochána is based around the concept of using football is being rolled out on a national basis. This expansion sees the program
as a tool for social inclusion and learning. extend to counties outside of the Dublin region, including Tipperary, Carlow,
It is aimed at encouraging ‘at risk’ young people to participate in meaningful Westmeath, Donegal, Galway, Wexford, Mayo, Meath, Limerick, Waterford,
activities, thus reducing anti-social behaviour in disadvantaged areas. The Cork, Kildare, Wicklow, Clare and Monaghan.
Late Night Leagues are open to young people aged 13-21, and take place
during prime anti-social hours such as Friday nights. An average of over 1,200 Speaking of the programmes origins, Gerry Reardon, FAI Grassroots
young people participated in the Dublin region, with approximately 50 in Development Manager, said: “We were delivering this program in Ballymun
each league to date. and the Gardaí got involved. They started transporting Traveller groups down
to the games, spreading the word amongst the estates to come down and
Through this partnership and interagency co-operation, the Late Night play, and it was really very successful. In fairness to the Gardaí in Ballymun,
Leagues aim to divert young people away from crime and anti-social they took this message and spread it to other Garda Stations and networks.
behaviour, encourage ‘at risk’ young people to participate in meaningful It quickly gained traction and before you know became a partnership
activities, thus reducing anti-social behaviour and promote and further programme in the Dublin area.
engage with young people and communities.
With over 2,000 young people now taking part across the country, the
An Garda Síochána have recognised the value of football as a community success and appeal of Late Night Leagues is plain to see. The social value of
policing tool, offering an opportunity for Gardaí to develop informal channels the Late Night Leagues is huge too. There is a massive amount of testimonial
of communication with young people, and improved community relations. It evidence from the Guards that it improves community policing by virtue of
helps build a rapport between the participants and Gardaí, helping them see developing informal channels of communication with young people, fosters
behind the uniform. a community spirit and importantly, providing a safe environment for young
people to enjoy football.
The participants come from all manner of backgrounds and different
walks of life but the leagues are bringing people together, improving Football by the virtue of its simplicity can be delivered anywhere and it
relationships and having fun. has shown to be very effective in reducing anti-social behaviour. It offers a
unique opportunity to provide young people with a positive sense of identity
Late Night Leagues are run bi-annually in centres across the Region, and empowerment by helping them acquire leadership, teamwork and self-
with the top two teams and the two most ‘sporting’ teams in centres, going governance skills under adult supervision. This programme is testament to that.
forward to the Regional finals. The league has proven extremely popular,
with the success of the initiative growing throughout the city, thanks to the
continued work and commitment of FAI development officers, the Local

GARDA JOURNAL 77


GARDA NEWS Four Peaks Challenge

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU:
GARDAÍ TAKE ON FOUR PEAKS CHALLENGE FOR CHARITY

Climbers from An Garda Síochána will scale the highest peaks across the four provinces in
just three days to bring awareness to mental health issues and raise money for Aware.

Agroup of 100 serving and retired members of Dominic Layden, CEO at Aware said that fundraising efforts like
An Garda Síochána have already raised in excess The Garda Four Peaks Challenge are worth so much more than just the
of €30,000 for charity ahead of a ‘Four Peak monetary value of what is raised. “Aware’s services have such a profound
Mountain Challenge’ being undertaken by the impact on people, families, and homes across Ireland. Depression and
force in May. bipolar disorder can have a huge affect on the person themselves, not to
The three day challenge will see the participants tackling the heights mention on family life, relationships, and things like work and study too.
of Carrantuohill in Kerry, Mweelrea in Mayo, Slieve Donard in Down It’s great to see police officers from three forces coming together in this way
and Wicklow’s Lugnaquila, covering the highest peaks across Ireland’s and this tells us that,” Mr. Layden said.
four provinces.
Speaking on the ‘Four Peak Mountain Challenge,’ The Garda Commissioner
The An Garda Síochána contingent will be accompanied by serving Nóirín O Sullivan said; “I’m very proud to be associated with this very
officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Police worthy cause and I am delighted that my colleagues from here and abroad
Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), and Australian and Spanish police have taken on this challenge to, firstly, raise awareness on mental health issues
who are taking part in and supporting the challenge. Along with raising and secondly to raise much needed funds for Aware.”
funds for Aware’s depression support and mental health education and
information services for individuals, families and communities; the challenge You can help to raise money for Aware by donating online at:
is aiming to promote mental health awareness within An Garda Síochána www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/aware-ireland/garda4peaks
and in the wider community. For more information on the charity’s services, governance and
funding, visit Aware.ie
Members of the gardaí have raised over €30,000 to date and hope to
reach €50,000 by May. Aware relies on fund-raising events like this, as well
as corporate and public donations, for 85% of its annual funding.

78 GARDA JOURNAL


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