Summer is here: All winter woollies were finally discarded in Knocknagoshel last week when glorious sunshine hit the district. The intense heat saw the straw hat; bikini and hot pants make a premature arrival on the scene. The first dip in the local river was recorded on Saturday last by a group visiting the area at that spot known as Lyre a da Abhann.
Harvest: It’s all systems go here as the 2013 harvest swings into operation. To date there has been quite an amount of pit and bag silage made. Some hay has also been baled in first class condition . The first farmer to make square bales of was Danny Joe Murphy of Meenleitrim . In the race to have the harvest completed first Larry Hickey of Ballinattin holds a slender lead over the chasing pack.
School Reunion: The organisers of the Loughfouder School Reunion takes place on Saturday 22nd June and wish to remind anyone requiring tickets for the second part of the event The Gathering , need to have their tickets booked and collected before June 14th. Thank you to all those who have already done this and we appreciate your co-operation . We emphasise all past pupils are welcome to participate in the school reunion.
St Kieran’s Abu: The local district side St Kieran’s gave a very workman display on Sunday last at Brosna when brushing aside the challenge of Kilcummin In the first round of the county senior football championship. Knocknagoshel had James and Edmund Walsh on the starting fifteen, and their brother Michael, Michael Brosnan and Padraig Reidy as subs. At midfield for the Saints was Currow’s Seamus Scanlon, whose mother Mary Margaret Cotter is a native of Knockbrack, Knocnagoshel. The Brosna club are to be complemented on the excellent state of the pitch and its environs. With a favourable draw St Kieran’s could go a long way in this championship. An interesting spectator we met at the game was Killcummin supporter PJ Teehan. PJ was a member of the Killarney team that lost to Castleisland in the 1950 county final. In that final he was marking Sean O’Connor the local Knocknagoshel man playing wing forward for Castleisland and an ace forward at the time.
95 Years Young: Hearty congratulation to Hannah O’Connor nee Keane, Boula, who celebrated her 95th birthday last week . Hannah was surrounded by a host relatives and friends.
Death: News has reached the district of the death recently in Birmingham of Nora Brosnan, late of Ballyduff, Knocknagoshel. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
Hurling: It was heartbreaking for the Kerry hurlers to lose the Christy Ring Cup Final at the death in Croke Park on Saturday last. This young side however will bounce back we have no doubt.
On Sunday it was most refreshing to see our near neighbours Limerick dispose of Tipperary in the Munster senior semi-final. We expect them to capture the Munster title at least this year.