Swallows: As September made room for October at the weekend the swallows were about to depart Knocknagoshel for their winter home in Africa. During the time since they arrived here in April a total of three broods have been raised and all were well fit for the marathon journey. Their departure is an indication the year is fading fast and many changes will have taken place before they rest on wire lines locally next spring.
BANNER ROAR: The Clare Shout and the Banner Roar echoed around Knocknagoshel village after the Banner defeated the Rebels in the All Ireland senior hurling final replay on Saturday last. Celebrating the famous victory in style were Ita and Neilly Lyons of Ballabawn, and Ita’s sister Geraldine and her husband Patie Griffin of Church View. They were drawing up plans to travel to Ennis for the team’s homecoming and Neilly swore he wouldn’t lift a spanner for the next month. Everybody seemed to enjoy the wonderful game played by two very sporting teams.
St KIERANS DISAPPOINTMENT: The local district side St Kieran’s delivered a disappointming result on Sunday last when going down to Austin Stack’s in the county senior football quarterfinal at Tralee. A whirlwind start by the Rock had St Kieran’s playing catch-up all during the game. The Saints lost out badly in breaking ball situations plus the fact no space was created in the forward division. Under pressure the backs yielded a little too much for their supporters comfort. Knocknagoshel had Edmund and James Walsh on the starting fifteen and in the subs were Padraig Reidy, Michael Brosnan and Michael Walsh. At midfield for St Kieran’s was Seamus Scanlon who‘s mother Mary Margaret Cotter is a native of Knockback, Knocknagoshel.
DENIS WALSH ON FEALE RANGERS TEAM: Knocknagoshel’s Denis Walsh, nowadays a member of Listowel Emmet’s GAA club was most impressive when introduced as a sub for Feale Rangers who disposed of St Brendan’s in the curtain raiser.
JJ HANRAHAN STARS: Curnow’s J J Hanrahan was most impressive in the Munster Rugby team’s great win at the weekend. JJ’s grandmother Nell Murphy of Knockback is naturally very proud of his progress so far and we all hope to see him star for Ireland in the future.
SYMPATHY EXTENDED: Sympathy is extended to the Lane family, Kilconlea on their recent bereavement.