An POst Ras: As oft times in the past sixty years the eight day milk Ras as it’s known nowadays passed through the parish on Wednesday last. The stage from Listowel to Glengarrive, in county Cork saw a record field in the fray. On the way from Listowel came back the Parson’s Cross and it was here we watched it as the cavalcade took the sharp bend to the right at the Westering Inn and proceeding westwards as far as the link road to the main highway . It was hell for leather then towards Castleisland. A local man on a recently purchased gear bike joined the main bunch at Denny Pats turn and gave as good as got to Con Mac’s. All spectators along the route were loud in praise of efficient manner the race was conducted.
Late Patrick Shanahan: Last week saw the passing of Knockalougha’s most popular son in the person of Patrick Shanahan. In his mid eighties Patrick passed away peacefully in his own home where he made everyone welcome during his life time. A very efficient farmer in his day Patrick was a keen herdsman and during bad harvests in the 1950s he pioneered the making of tripod hay . A great judge of a horse Patrick was to be seen at many a horse fair, hunts and a yearly attendant at Abbeydorney Ploughing Match. Patrick’s remains were removed from Dave Leahy’s Funeral Home to St Mary’s Church and burial was in the New Cemetery, Knocknagoshel. A guard of honour was provided by Mike Mangan, Beheenaugh and John Bosco Mc Mahon, Lissellton riding two horses to the burial ground. We extend sincere sympathy to all his relatives and friends.
Late Helen Kelliher: News has reached the district of the death in London of Helen Kelliher nee Sheehan late of Ahane, Knocknagoshel. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
Memories: The recent death of Joe Keirns in Tralee brought back many happy memories to us of seeing him play for Keirns O’Rahilly’s during that club’s golden era of the 1950s. Joe was also an enter county referee and refereed a famous game in Croke Park when he had to dismiss the bustling Down forward James Mc Cartan.
Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the relatives of Eily Cotter nee Daly, Scalp, Brosna, who died during the week.
Ciarrai Abu: As expected Kerry had no difficulty in disposing of a poor Tipperary team in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday last. Local player James Walsh was a sub on the Kerry team. The Kerry juniors were a big disappointment and surely this team’s panel should not have to play with their club’s the evening before.