Reunion: All past pupils of Loughfouder schools will receive a programme for the reunion in the next number of days. We, the organizers, have tried to ensure that all pupils will be contacted . We apologize in advance if we have omitted anyone from our list, but regardless of being contacted , all past pupils are welcome to Loughfouder school on the 22nd of June . A summary of the programme and further details will be published later.
St Patrick’s Day: Weather most favourable prevailed here on St Patrick’s Day and the national emblem was widely worn plus any greeting in the native tongue. In the early afternoon locals headed to Castleisland for the parade where Knocknagoshel GAA Club was to be seen on parade led by Kieran Cahill and Noel Brosnan. Other locals taking part with their tractors were Donie Moloney and Connie Cronin, while Domnick O’Connor and Joe Bob O’Connor were to be seen reving their motorcycles heading down the main street. A Cordal man with a terrier tackled to a small little cart plus a horse drawing a banded car had close attention from the large crowd of people on the sidestreet. Later in the day many from the parish attended the Abbeyfeale parade.
Death: The death took place last week of Mary Power nee Reidy of Knockbrack Lower and late of Tooreenmore. Her remains were removed from Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home to St Mary’s Church and burial was in the new Cemetery Knocknagoshel. A member of a most popular family her funeral was of very large dimensions. Sincere sympathy is extended to all Mary’s relatives and friends.
Seano Sheehy: It was with much regret in these parts we learned of the death in Daugh of Seano Sheehy . Seano was a prominent member of the the Daugh football that won the North Kerry Championship over fifty years ago. And he just lived to see that been bridged with a recent great victory by Dough . Sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.
90 Years On: This upcoming Saturday marks the 90th capture and shooting dead in Baranarig Wood of the Blacksmith Republican Volounteer Dan Murphy , of Knocknagoshel. Dan was shot by a squad of three namely Gaffney, Clinnane and McAuliffe. A couple of weeks earlier five Free State soldiers lost their lives at the exact spot in a tricker mine
National League: There were positive signs especially in the first half on Saturday night last when Kerry had there first win in the National League by defeating Down. For a period on the restart Kerry fell in to the old habit of the short game despite been aided by a slight breeze . It still appears there is room at fullback for a player of the calibre of Ambrose O’Donovan , who would have the height and strength when with like Michael Murphy of Donegall or Aidan Walsh of Cork. Kerry face another acid test this coming Sunday when they entertain the Rebels at Austin Stack Park.
North Kerry League: Knocknagoshel seniors had a two point victory over Asdee on Sunday last in the north Kerry League. Provided team work improves this team will go places.