All roads lead to Brosna: GAA Grounds this weekend for the first round county senior football championship clash of Kilcummin and the local district side St Kierans. St Kierans can call on the service of players from seven clubs and should carry too much fire power for the east Kerry side. Knocknagoshel players in line for selection will include Edmund and James Walsh and Michael Brosna. A recent injury will rule out Padraig Reidy. Pa Joe Shine and his willing band are leaving no stone unturned in the preparations for the big game and post match feasting. He promises a rare treat for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Late Eily O’Connell: The death occurred last week of Eily O’Connell nee Fitzgerald of Boula and late of Tulligabeen. Her remains were removed from Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home to St Mary’s Church and burial was in the new cemetery Knocknagoshel. In advanced years Eily was a most popular member of the local community and up to a few years ago took part in many sing songs at gatherings in the Community Centre. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
Siege Lifted: The recent change to fine weather is most welcome by the farming community who have been nailed to the cross since last August. Most cattle have been released from confinement much to the relief of their owners who have sourcing hay, silage and straw not alone in this country but in the UK, France and Holland. However milliars are still distributing cattle ration in convoys of Lorries. A feature of sales at the local Marts is the constant downloading of dairy cows.
Reunion: The 22nd of June is fast approaching on that day past pupils of Loughfouder National School will gather for a grand reunion at the school . Cait Curtin who founded the Women’s Group some years ago is one of the chief organisers of this historic occasion. Former pupils from many lands are expected to visit their old Alma Mater on the day and later that evening in the Community Centre, Knocknagoshel.
Kerry on the march: While everyone expected Kerry to beat Tipperary and Waterford Cork will be a stiffer hurdle and a few changes in defence will be required if the rebels are to be mastered. The manager Eamon Fitzmaurice has put together a most impressive panel with a couple of men for most positions. Already patrons are looking forward to the Munster final in Killarney. Kerry can go all the way this year provided the proper impact subs are used.
Turfcutting: The great bulk of this year’s turf has been cut and provide we get any favourable weather no one will be without a fire come next winter.
Hurling: We wish the Kerry senior hurlers the best of luck on Saturday next in Croke Park where they meet down in the Christy Ring Cup final.