Jerry to retire: A most entertaining function was held in the Community Centre Knocknagoshel, on Friday night last to mark the retirement from the post after forty three years by Jerry Brosnan, of the Woodline. During all those years Jerry delivered mail in parts of Knocknagoshel, Daugh, and Castleisland in all kind of weather, be it hails rain or snow. Jerry was most reliable and popular among the community. This was borne out by all those who attended Friday night’s gathering in the Community Centre. The attendance included Jerry’s wife Catherine and all his family, his mother Hannah Mai, in-laws and a host of well-wishers. A bar was laid on and all were treated to plenty food . On stage that most popular of bands Erin Go Breath supplied first class music. Knocknagoshel native Mary Browne Head Postmaster of Tralee GPO made a presentation to Jerry to loud applause from the attendance . He then addressed those present giving a brief account of his time doing the daily rounds . On a request from his friend Mary Norris Jerry gave a great rendering of “ Barr Na Sraide “ and Mary selected a poem from Cait Curtin’s book and recited especially for Jerry on stage .. Margaret Keane from Causeway before fellow postman Eamon Scannell and other members of On Post led the dancers in the wide open spaces of the Centre. Everyone seemed to enjoy the occasion which ran into the small hours.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: The evening of prayer for the men of the parish is on the sixth of February at 8pm. All are requested to join in an evening of prayer and reflection with Confession and Mass to complete the evening . You are also requested to support the Retreat Centre as we are one of the Dioceses who still have a retreat centre. Contact people are Thomas O’Connor, Headley’s Bridge, Phil Herlihy, Church View, Ben Brosnan, Loughfouder, and Jerry Lenihan, Meenganaire.
LATE DENIS LANE: The death occurred last week of Denis Dan Bill Lane, Carrigeen West , Brosna , His remains were removed from O’Donnell’s Funeral Home to Brosna Parish Church and burial was in St Mary’s cemetery Abbeyfeale. In his early nineties Denis was a famous greyhound breeder and won many honours down through the years at various tracks at home and abroad. Denis was a weekly attendant at Tralee track and in recent times travelled to the track with his friend John Joe Aenaus O’Connor of Abbeyfeale. Sincere sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.
LATE JIM FOLEY: It was sad to hear of the death in the states of renowned footballer Jim Foley of Keel. In our maiden voyage to Croke Park in 1954 we saw Jim play on the Kerry minor team beaten in the final minutes by Vinny Bell and his Dublin team-mates. Jim had as team-mates such players as Tom Long, Frank O’Leary , Brendan Kenneally, Jack Dowling , Freddy Lynch, Brian Sheehy, Tim Barrett, Teddy Dowd among others . When Jim Foley emigrated he played with Kerry in New York where two of his team-mates were Sean McElligot , Ballinacartin, and Jack O’Connor RIP Headley’s Bridge.
CLONMEL COURSING: All roads lead to Clonmel this coming weekend for the National Coursing Meeting. Leading the local brigade will be Michael Keane of Church View.