Feb 23

Luke Keane

Reporter:

Luke Keane

Hunt: What can only be described as the best foot hunt ever in Knocknagoshel was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators here on Thursday last. A twenty five pack of hounds from Middleton , county Cork proved most durable in one hunt that lasted almost three hours chasing a black fox. Among the huntsmen savouring the pleasant conditions and exciting hunting were Jimmy Cullinane , Knockatee, Anthony Cronin, Castleisland , and Pat O’Connel, Cordal.

Hunt: What can only be described as the best foot hunt ever in Knocknagoshel was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators here on Thursday last. A twenty five pack of hounds from Middleton , county Cork proved most durable in one hunt that lasted almost three hours chasing a black fox. Among the huntsmen savouring the pleasant conditions and exciting hunting were Jimmy Cullinane , Knockatee, Anthony Cronin, Castleisland , and Pat O’Connel, Cordal.

Track: A large crowd from Knocknagoshel many for the first time made there way to the Kingdom Greyhound Track on Friday night last for a fundraising night in aid of Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns mainly. The main venture to be undertaken is the refurbishing of Dan Murphy’s Forge at the top of the village. This was one of at least five Forges in the parish down the ages .

Lent: A number of locals have kicked the smoking habit for at least during the duration of Lent. While in days gone by there were no dances held during Lent such is not the case nowadays, but there seems to be a renewal in drama with many groups staging plays presently which was the norm in former years.

Coursing: all roads lead to Limerick Racecourse this weekend for the Blue Ribbon of coursing the Irish Cup. So far in its history no Knoocknagoshel greyhound has won this honour and it looks like it wont happen this year.

Late Padraig Liston: All gaels were saddened at the recent passing of former Beale footballer Padraig Liston . Padraig played a number of games for Beale against Knocknagoshel in the 1970s, at both Bob Stack Park , Ballybunion and Pairc Tadhg Breathnach, Knocknagoshel.

Prayer Meeting: Moss and Janice Carrig will be in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday 3rd March @ 3pm. for another prayer meeting with songs of praise and thanksgiving and a healing service every one welcome.

Great Southern Trail: Wonderful progress has been accomploished in the old railway line from Newcastlewest to the Kerry border at Kilmorna. When this former railway line is completed to Tralee it will be a boon not alone for tourism but for locals in the adjacent villages and towns.