Knocknagoshel August 31

NEW POSTAL VANS: We say well wear to our local postmen Jerry Brosnan, Gerard Harnett and their relief members who acquired two spang new postal vans recently. Brightly coloured they look well on the daily delivery of mail.

NEW POSTAL VANS: We say well wear to our local postmen Jerry Brosnan, Gerard Harnett and their relief members who acquired two spang new postal vans recently. Brightly coloured they look well on the daily delivery of mail.

ROSE VISITS KNOCKNAGOSHEL: California Rose Contestant, Laura Rose Walsh, and members of her family paid a visit to Knocknagoshel on Thursday last. Laura Rose’s roots are from the town land of Fevautia, from where her grandfather emigrated in the 1940s.

Another Knocknagoshel connection with this year’s Rose festival was the South Australian Rose, Louise Thompson. Louise’s grandfather the late Jim Thompson was a native of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel.

ON HOLIDAY FROM THE STATES: Presently visiting her relatives in the parish and elsewhere is Nora Mai Hickey from New York. A native of Ballinattin, Nora Mai emigrated in the early 1950s.

MOSS SIR JOHN COTTER: It was while attending the recent Horse fair in the Mall we knocked across Moss Sir John Cotter. Nowadays retired Moss spent a number of years in New York. A noted huntsman and fisherman he was also crafty on the Gaelic fields. In the early 1950s he was along with his late brother Bernie and Johnny a member of the Hill Rovers east Dromada townland team that won out the Lyre seven a side league in 1953. A goal in injury time by the Hill Rovers dynamo Moss secured victory for his side. Both Moss and Bernie emigrated to New York where they lined with the Good Shepard Club.

DEATH: The death occurred recently of Shelia “Baby” Keane nee Reidy of Scart, Knocknagoshel. Her remains were removed from Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home to St Mary’s Church and burial was in the New Cemetery , Knocknagoshel . Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives friends.

LEE’S ROLL CALL: In the recent past while home on a break Lee Thompson of Headley’s Bridge organised a Bog Gathering which proved an outstanding success despite a slight hiccup in the evening. Well presently Lee is doing a roll call of all those who attended and took part in football matches in Lacca’s Field in the early to late 1950s. Lee is keeping his plans of this call to arms close to his chest and we all await with bated breath.

Coach to Croke Park: O’Connell Coaches will be leaving the Old Library in Castleisland, on Sunday, September 1 for the Kerry v Dublin match. Stopping at Abbeyfeale, the fee is 30 euros each roundtrip. To book contact Cathleen on 087-2615216 or Thomas 087-9495699.