Knocknagoshel

Luke Keane

Reporter:

Luke Keane

Ploughing match: There certainly were no midges at the ploughing match in Abbeydorney on Sunday last where many Knocknagoshel folk payed their annual visit. Our link with Abbeydorney goes back more than a century when many from there came to a ploughing match in Knocknagoshel back in 1912. The winner here on that occasion was Ned Walsh then a prominent farmer there. In 1922 Ned purchased Julia Walsh’s nee Roe pub and moved permanently to Knocknagoshel with his which included future Kerry football star Eddie. Competition was keen and work of a very high standard was the order. Among those we met at the at the ploughing match were , Patrick Shanahan and his grand-daughter , Knockalougha, Paddy and Jerry Lenihan , Meenganaire, Laurence Murphy of the Village, Denis O’Sullivan , Cloghane, Tom Cahill, Ahane. There to welcome spectators was Tom O’M ahony one of the chief organisers, who was very pleased that they got a dry day. The Rocks of Bawn was one of the many songs belted out by Sonny Egan from the bandstand. There reminding all how threshing was done in the past with his machine was Niall Murphy of Mein, Knocknagoshel. Reminding all not to forget a Vintage Rally later in the year was Killflynn‘s John Brennan.

Ploughing match: There certainly were no midges at the ploughing match in Abbeydorney on Sunday last where many Knocknagoshel folk payed their annual visit. Our link with Abbeydorney goes back more than a century when many from there came to a ploughing match in Knocknagoshel back in 1912. The winner here on that occasion was Ned Walsh then a prominent farmer there. In 1922 Ned purchased Julia Walsh’s nee Roe pub and moved permanently to Knocknagoshel with his which included future Kerry football star Eddie. Competition was keen and work of a very high standard was the order. Among those we met at the at the ploughing match were , Patrick Shanahan and his grand-daughter , Knockalougha, Paddy and Jerry Lenihan , Meenganaire, Laurence Murphy of the Village, Denis O’Sullivan , Cloghane, Tom Cahill, Ahane. There to welcome spectators was Tom O’M ahony one of the chief organisers, who was very pleased that they got a dry day. The Rocks of Bawn was one of the many songs belted out by Sonny Egan from the bandstand. There reminding all how threshing was done in the past with his machine was Niall Murphy of Mein, Knocknagoshel. Reminding all not to forget a Vintage Rally later in the year was Killflynn‘s John Brennan.

Sympathy Extended: Sympathy is extended to Irene Cotter, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, on the death in USA of her brother James F McDonnald. Sympathy is extended also to the Cronin family Brosna on their recent bereavement.

Game Recalled: A Novice County Championship semi-final away back in 1969 between Knocknagoshel and Ardefert was recalled recently with the death of Ardfert’s Patrick O’Sullivan. On that famous occasion in Keirns O’Rahilly’s pitch Patrick and Knocknagoshel’s Micheal Walsh had a rare battle. Sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.