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Birr

The currency of Ethiopia. It was introduced in 1945, replacing the East African shilling, though an earlier birr had been the currency prior to the East African campaign and the Italian occupation of Ethiopia. It is noted for its high rate of inflation, estimated at over 11% in 2005 and 41% in 2008. Interestingly, the official translation of the birr was "dollar" until 1976, when "birr" became the appropriate word in both Amharic and English.
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Birr agrees that there can be too many coaches on a system, if there aren't good practices involved in the use of the system.
No one knows better than us in Birr what Dunloy are capable of.
It's true we were without our Birr players, but that's been the case for a while and these players are here on merit.
Castletown manager Pat Kirwan, a taxi driver in Birr with whom he enjoyed a distinguished hurling career, threatened not to allow his side play in the replay if it was fixed for seven days later.
Birr is the county's traditional power base in terms of hurling though hasn't hosted an Allianz League game since 2007 with all major county and club fixtures now being played in Tullamore.
But they've never bagged the big one - and few expect them to do it tomorrow either with Birr the favourites by a mile.
There was a lot of disappointment over the years, going so close but most of those semi-finals and two of the finals, they lost to Birr who were the kingpins, not only of Offaly but of Leinster, and won four All-Irelands.
It's expected to be an easy win for Birr as they get set for yet another Leinster final appearance.
The funeral Mass of Damien will take place in Birr tomorrow.
Birr take on the Laois champions with the memories of last year's replay epic still fresh in the mind.
Both men were members of the local Ormand Flying Club, based in Birr, a small, tight-knit club with up to 30 members.
Many people are demanding that an ambulance unit should be provided in Birr.