Jimmy McCathy: Another link with the outstanding achievements of Knocknagoshel sportsmen in that golden era of the 1940s was severed with the death last week in Dublin of Jimmy Mc Carty. Jimmy son of the late schoolteacher Pat was a Kerry minor footballer in the early 1940s and was also an athlete of note not least at the highly rated Pattern Sports in Knocknagoshel and elsewhere in that era. Sincere sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Shelia Bob Ned Carmody, Ballyduff , Knocknagoshel who celebrated her 99th birthday on Thursday 25th April . A healthy hard working woman all her life we wish her many more years of happy living.
Fleadh by the Feale: All roads lead to Abbeyfeale this weekend for yet another Fleadh by the Feale. Knocknagoshel native Dan Joe Murphy and his wife Maureen are two of the main organisers of this most popular musical treat. The highlight of the weekend will be the open-air busking competition for children on Friday evening. Well-known storyteller Daisy Kearney can be heard on Sunday evening with friends in the Convent Hall. Let’s hope the weather is nice and dry for the busking competition.
Sympathy Extended: Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Francie Brosnan, Tullig who died last week.
Get Well Wishes: Get well wishes go to Robert Bunyan of Ballydonoghue who has not been well in recent times. A former star footballer he captained the Kerry minors to All Ireland glory in 1975. Robert played many a time for Ballydonoghue against Knocknagoshel. We recall meeting Robert last August at the horse fair in Knocknagoshel when we had a long chat.
Wintry Weather: With no letup in the wintery weather and most cattle still indoors demand for the Beart of hay and wheelbarrow of silage continues. The hardest hit is dairy farmers who were expecting herds to peak at this time.
Turf Cutting: A total of four turf cutting machines were to be seen in the Loughfouder and Black Banks districts in recent times. It looks like the day of the Slean is numbered.