Easter: It was nice to see so many familiar faces visit the parish over the Easter weekend all seemed to enjoy the break from the usual routine especially pupils from the National and Secondary Schools. The Easter Ceremonies in St Mary’s Church conducted by Canon Eoin Mangan PP were well attended and the Choir under Conductor Bill Roche played a vital role in the Ceremonies.
Memories: Knocknagoshel Gaa fans of the older generation have fond memories of travelling down to Abbeyfeale on Easter Sundays of the early 1950s. In that golden era the prince of organizers the late Neilus O’Connell and his fellow committee members brought the cream of Ireland’s footballers to Creagh’s Inch. In opposition was a Munster selection v Rest of Ireland selection. Knocknagoshel’s Ned Roche RIP, and Sean O’Connor figured on those Munster teams. All those games were refreed by the late Moss Colbert the well-known enter county referee from Abbeyfeale . Ardent attenders of those were the late Eugene Doody , Upper Kilconlea and John Joe Jim Denis O’Connor late of the Cross and nowadays based in New York.
Late Noreen O’Leary: Locals were saddened at the death last week of Noreen O’Leary nee Casey Dromada and late of Scartaglin. Much the removal of the remains and burial in Scartaglin cemetery. Many will recall her singing the odd song in sessions at Neilus O’Connor’s Bar on famous Friday night’s in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.
Kerry v Tyrone: All roads lead to Omagh on Sunday next for the clash of Kerry and Tyrone in a vital National League encounter. Speculation is rife that the usual crew will travel for the overnight stop up North. A focussed Kerry can bring home the bacon. Knocknagoshel’s James Walsh is a member of the Kerry panel.
Novice Championship: Knocknagoshel seniors are drawn against Ballylongford in the Novice Championship later this month. With a home venue the Mall can advance.
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