Pride of PLace: Prideof place this weekhas to go to the local Knocknagoshelsenior footballers and management on a wonderful victory in their final county league game of 2013 on Saturdaylast. The game played at Willie WalshMemorialPark saw the locals defeatSneem [Derrynane in a most entertaininggame.LeavingDivision five after so many attempts is most welcome and we have no doubtbutthis panel will improve climbing the leagueladder.
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: Record crowds attended the HalloweenFestivalin the village on Sunday night last. Anarmyof volunteersreportedfor duty on Saturday andSunday topreparethe Ghost Trail and erectbarriers. As dusk approachedthe stroke ofsix thirtypatronscommenced theGhost Trailthroughthe WellRoad and on completionallwere loud in praise of the effort put in by the organisers.This 20th year ofthe Festivalwas on a par with any previous one.
PADRAIG O’ KEEFFEWEEKEND: Music loversfromKnocknagosheldescendedon Castleisland at the weekend for the Padraig O ‘KeeffeMusicFestival.There was ample entertainmentfor all tastes butreallywhat lefta lastingimpression was the contribution ofKnockatee’s Jimmy Cullinane.Live on RadioKerryJimmyrecited two poemscomposedby himselfon the life and timesof the latePadraig O’Keeffe to whomthe Festival is dedicated to , and the secondpoemis dedicated to the late MikeKenny amemberof the organising committee. Itgenerallybelieved JimmyCullinane is nowone of Kerry’sleading poets.
COUNTYHURLING FINAL: Locals who attended the county senior hurling final replay at Austin Stack Park onSunday last certainly enjoyedthe game which was in the melting pot for along time.Amongthose we met inthestand was that manfor all seasonsTomLawlor ofBallyheigue.
DEATHS: The deathtook place last week after a brief illness of Philip O’Connor , Fealebridge . His remains were removed fromDave Leahy’sFuneralHome to St Mary’sChurch and burial was inSt Mary’s Cemetery, Knocknagoshel.A prominentmember of the farming community Philip was inhis mid seventies. Sincere sympathyis extended to all his relatives and friends.
The death occoured last weekof Kathy O’Keeffe,nee WalshMeens covane.Her remainswere removed fromMoss Harnett’sFuneralHometo St Bridget’sChurch, Dough and burialwas in Rellig Ide Naomh, Abbeyfeale. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.