Feb 9

Luke Keane

Reporter:

Luke Keane

Knocknagoshel Notes 4th February 2013.

Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Jimmy Cotter, New York, was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel, on Wednesday evening last. A native of Knockbrack , Knocknagoshel, Jimmy emigrated in the late forties to the Big Apple , but payed frequent trips home in the meantime mostly accompanied by his brother John Joe , his last been in 2006. Each week he looked forward to reading this column and keeping tabs on the happenings in the old sod. Quite a number of Knocknagoshel emigrants in New York attended the funeral. Sincere sympathy is extended to all Jimmy‘s relatives at home and abroad.

Kerry v Mayo

By all accounts Knocknagoshel fans that travelled to Castlebar on Sunday last for the national league between Kerry and Mayo really enjoyed them despite the Kingdom’s dismal display. Spring was certainly in the air on Saturday when fans departed Parnell Square, with spirits high for the trip to the west of Ireland. The next weekend game away will be up in Noreen Bawn’s Donegall. Prior to that encounter we have the visit of the Dubs to Beauty’s Home on Sunday next.

Biddy Boys

The weekend saw a couple of batches of Biddy boys and girls out in that age-old custom. Entertainment of high variety was witnessed by householders who opened up their doors. Some worthy causes will be served by the endeavours of these groups.

Coursing

Another national coursing meeting has come and gone and no laurels have come this way from the popular Clonmel venue. Down through the years many dogs and bitches from these parts have competed at National Meetings but only Redondo Beach has claimed either a Derby or Oaks , and that was away back in 1956 in the Oaks.