Anglesboro Oct 26



1st prize: Dan O’Connor and Bernard Condon. 2nd prize: Moss Creed and John Dawson. Table prizes: Mary Hyland and Joan O’Brien, Carmel Quirke and Donal Hennessy and Mickey Cleary and Jerry Heenan. Raffle: 1st prize: Jerry Heenan. 2nd prize: Joan O’Brien and 3rd prize: Jim O’Sullivan. Cards - every Tuesday night in Anglesboro at 8.30pm. Please note the earlier time from this Tuesday. Cards proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Hall and your support would be greatly appreciated.


€20: Mary Piggott, Chris Crowley, Hannah Cott, Mrs. O’Shea, Tom Gallagher, Nora Gallagher, Betty McCabe, Eileen Martin and Christy Roche. €30: Ann Piggott. €40: Una McGrath, Mary Curran, Bridie Martin, Margaret Fahy, Helen Prendergast, Shania Rice, divide; Margaret Mullins and Eileen Slattery. Shania Rice. €50: Chris Crowley. €100: Eleanor McEvoy. Sheets €30: June Price. €100: Bridie Macken. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Breda Fox. 2nd prize: €20: Esther Roche and 3rd prize: €10: Helen Martin. Free books: Large – Mary Coleman and small – Chris Crowley. Bingo every Sunday night in Kilbehenny at 8.30pm. Bingo proceeds go to the Community Centre and your support would be greatly appreciated.

100TH BIRTHDAY: On Tuesday night last a huge crowd packed into St. Patrick’s church in Anglesboro for a special mass to celebrate Johnny Lenihan’s 100th Birthday. Mass was celebrated by Parish Priest Fr. Dick Kelly, who spoke in glowing terms of Johnny’s contribution to life in Anglesboro over the last 100 years. The readings at mass were read by his grandchildren and the prayers of the faithful were read by members of the Galtee Gaels G.A.A Club, Anglesboro Community Council and family members. Present on the night was Johnny’s great friend from his days of playing football – Ned Dorney formerly from the Black Road. Ned is now living in Cobh. He will reach his 100th birthday in May 2014. Both having played together in the 1942 County winning Galtee Rovers team. Johnny was also on the Anglesboro team that won the County Title in 1932. He also played for the Limerick football team. He was a keen sports follower all his life. He regularly cycled to matches all over Munster and by train to All-Ireland finals during Limerick’s “glory period” in the 1930’s. Johnny is the sole survivor of a large group from the parish that used to travel to matches. They were all keen followers of Kerry footballers and he got immense pleasure recently when his grandson Padraic De Brun lined out with the Kerry u-17 team. They played in the Gaelic Grounds recently. Cllr. Eddie Ryan recently interviewed Johnny on East Limerick Community Radio, where he recalled many happenings in his life and he expressed his thanks for a very good life in work, farming and sport. He described many matches that he played in and he jokingly stated that he had the pleasure of marking the great Mick Mackey in a match “that’s if you could call it a pleasure!” he laughed. Limerick County Board G.A.A was represented by representative Rory Keely who spoke of Johnny’s many achievements on the sports field. His grandson and namesake John Lenihan read a letter from President Michael D. Higgins that Johnny received during the week. Johnny’s son Michael gave an account of his father’s life, where he looked back very fondly on his early life, especially their efforts to earn some money! Patrick English spoke of his contribution to sport and community life locally. He advised all young players starting out on their playing to take inspiration from Johnny Lenihan. He also made a presentation of crystal to Johnny on behalf of Anglesboro Community Council. John McGrath made a presentation on behalf of Galtee Gaels G.A.A. Club to Johnny also. After mass the huge crowd were congratulating Johnny. The Liam Lynch Memorial Pipe Band entertained the crowd with a few tunes. On display at the alter were the Munster senior hurling cup, the south Limerick junior football T.J Clancy Cup and the Old Murphy cup which was replaced this year with dates going back to 1926. It has Anglesboro listed as winners in 1932 and Galtee Rovers in 1936, 1941 and 1942 – all dates when Johnny was involved in the playing and involved in the winning.

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