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Posted: 2011-03-11 16:00:00 Now that the election is over, the focus this week was on Enda Kenny announcing his new Ministers of State. Of course the appointment that would interest me the most was who he was going to chose as his Tourism minister. Although I was slightly surprised by his choice to put Transport, Tourism and Sport into one department I would like to wish Leo Varadkar the best of luck in the role and look forward to working with him in the future.

Another big story in the news this week was of course Pancake Tuesday! This is one day of the year that everyone looks forward to even though we’re all guilty of overindulging. The Carlton Group were giving away free pancakes with every main course purchased and I must admit I sampled quite a few myself! I think overindulging is part of the fun though because then we’re more than willing to give up things on Ash Wednesday. This year I’m not giving anything up as such but I am trying to be healthier overall.

Last Friday was a historic night in the Carlton Millrace Hotel as they were joined by the members and supporters of HWH Bunclody GAA for a gala dinner to celebrate their remarkable year where they won a magnificent 17 county titles. The Guest of honour on the night was Tipperary hurling star Lar Corbett, 2010s hurler of the year and scorer of an amazing hat trick of goals in this year’s All Ireland Final. Lar said he was stunned at the amount of county titles on show on the night and this was testament to the hard work put in by all the players and mentors during the year. Although I didn’t make it down myself I believe a fantastic night was had by all and the party went long into the night.

As per usual I can’t go without mentioning rugby and I actually have some interesting news on that front. The Carlton Shearwater Hotel had the pleasure of hosting the Italian Rugby team Aironi this week and even had them flipping pancakes on Tuesday! Not the normal sight you would expect to see when you walk into the hotel lobby and some even discovered talents they didn’t know they had. From what I hear they had a great few days and hopefully will be back in the future.

Before I go I’d like to wish Ireland the best of luck in their match against Wales tomorrow, hope you all enjoy the game wherever you’re watching it!

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