Blackberries: Nature is certainly lavishing its beauty in these parts at present in the line of a wonderful crop of Blackberries to be seen on the briar hedges. Many householders are availing of these beautiful berries to make homemade jam. In the late 1950s and 196Os Blackberry picking was a big industry as there was a ready market for the Berries in Brosna Fruit Juice Factory. During that period there were collection depots at Headley’s Bridge and youths who picked berries had bountiful harvests.
KERRY ON THE RISE: Locals who attended the recent Kerry v Dublin All Ireland semi-final while disappointed with the result were loud in praise of the Kerry team and management. With three members of the panel been not available through injury the future looks very bright. There is no doubt but a number of young players will be unearthed in the upcoming county championship. Leading the Knocknagoshel contingent to Croker was Tom Kerr O’Connor of the Village. Tom has been wearing his Kerry hat since 1955 and expects Sam to return to his rightful home in 2014.
GAA: Knocknagoshel seniors came a step closer to promotion to Division four of the county league when they had a narrow win over near neighbours Daugh on Saturday evening last. Knocknagoshel are drawn against St Senans in the first round of the North Kerry Championship.
SYMPATHY EXTENDED: Sincere sympathy is extended to Jack Fitzgerald, Knockbrack, on the death of his Brother in Law Maidhc Dainin O Se
Sincere Sympathy is also extended to the relatives of Michael J Daly , Daugh who died recently.
MEDAL WINNER: Former Knocknagoshel football star Denis Walsh, captained Listowel Emmet’s in their win over Brosna in the North Kerry League final recently. In so doing he won his first North Kerry league medal.
LISTOWEL RACES: The pull of Listowel races has always been the highlight of Knocknagoshel punters year. This year all eyes will be on Johnny Byrne’s stables in Coolenalig to supply them with a winner.