Apr 13

Luke Keane

Reporter:

Luke Keane

Rally: Knocknagoshel parish rocked to the sound of a litany of rally cars here on Sunday last when a number of stages in the Circuit of Kerry were run off. Spectators in large numbers availed of every vantage point to witness at first hand all the thrills and spills of rallying. At timely intervals each took off at Jack Fitzgerald’s north of Knockback school proceeding towards the new road up under the tunnel to Mick Robert Walsh, proceeding along the road known as New Street built around 1911, and joining the Tooreenaquig road and along by upper Knockback before crossing Headley’s Bridge. With engines roaring and rubber burning they headed for Talbot’s Bridge swinging left at Harry Dalton’s and west to the four crosses in Knight’s Mountain. As already stated this procedure was undertaken three times.

Rally: Knocknagoshel parish rocked to the sound of a litany of rally cars here on Sunday last when a number of stages in the Circuit of Kerry were run off. Spectators in large numbers availed of every vantage point to witness at first hand all the thrills and spills of rallying. At timely intervals each took off at Jack Fitzgerald’s north of Knockback school proceeding towards the new road up under the tunnel to Mick Robert Walsh, proceeding along the road known as New Street built around 1911, and joining the Tooreenaquig road and along by upper Knockback before crossing Headley’s Bridge. With engines roaring and rubber burning they headed for Talbot’s Bridge swinging left at Harry Dalton’s and west to the four crosses in Knight’s Mountain. As already stated this procedure was undertaken three times.

Deaths: Sympathy is extended to the Stretton family Knocknagoshel West on the passing recently of Breda Stretton. Burial was in the new cemetery Knocknagoshel. Sympathy is extended to the relatives Eileesh Walsh nee Emperor, Ballydonoghue. Eileesh was a native of Knockbrack , Knocknagoshel. Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Norrie Foran nee O’Connor, Dublin and late of Gortroe, Knocknagoshel. Sympathy is also extended to the Colbert family Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale on recent bereavement.

Kerry Abu: As forecast in this column last week Kerry brought home the bacon on Sunday last in that vital National League game against Tyrone up in Omagh. Slowly but surely the Championship team is taking shape. In this scribe’s opinion a direct switch between Paul Galvin and Tomas O’Se would transform the scoring tally and put us well up there in the race for Sam.

Gaa: Knocknagoshel senior footballers collected another brace of points in the county league at the weekend by defeating Laune Rangers B.

Memories.: The death recently of Milo O’Shea brought back memories of Milo along with his wife Maureen Toal and TP Mc Kenna taking part in a Radio Eireann programme of the late 1950s entitled What Are They Talking About. It was a form of Quiz programme and compelling to listen to when on air.