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Fr Nicholas Flavin

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Fr Nicholas Flavin

DKK LOTTO

DKK LOTTO

The winning numbers of August 11th were: 6, 17, 18. There was no Jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Breda O’Gorman, John Cooley, Patrick Moore, Margaret Bergin and Jimmy Healy. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,750. The Bingo Jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny on Saturday is worth €160, the Pool number is worth €270 and Pete’s Number is worth €140.

GYMKHANA

The annual Dunamaggan Gymkhana will take place on next Sunday, August 25th, on the land of Larry Costello, Goodwinsgardens, Kells. The activities commence at about 9.30a.m. The dog show and leading rein will take place at 2.00p.m. The proceeds of the Gymkhana will go to Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team and to St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny. The usual monster raffle takes place in conjunction with the Gymkhana.

DRAW

Congratulations to Noel Lahart on winning €200 in the 5th and final Piltown Draw. The Dunamaggan G.A.A. club would like to congratulation all our winners this year and thank everyone who supported the club is vital annual fundraiser.

U14 HURLING

The U14 Dunamaggan hurlers took on Danesfort in their league Semi-final on Tuesday 13th August in Danesfort. Dunnamaggin were short a number of key players for this clash but playing with the hill in the first half took full advantage of it with two points from Darragh O’Keeffe to Danesfort’s one. Dunnamaggin drove on again when Conor Lawlor was fouled and he duly converted himself. Danesfort came back again to point twice before Conor Lawlor finished the half time scoring with two well taken points from play. Half Time:- Dunnamaggin: 0-5, Danesfort 0-3. Danesfort opened the half with some really strong direct running and drew level within ten minutes of the throw in. Then came a period of serious pressure from Danesfort but remarkably they yielded only one point. This was due to the tireless work rate of Ian Walsh and his half backs Dylan Crehan, Harry Walsh and some wayward shooting by Danesfort. Then against the run of play Andy Hickey (now on for Sean Carroll) lobbed in a high ball from the 21yard line on the school side which the goalie was unable to deal with and it found the back of the net. Dunnamaggin 1-5, Danesfort 0-6. Some strong fielding and running by Rory Lodge and a positional switch of Robbie McCauley with Darragh O’Keeffe had started to stop Danesfort midfielder’s and their centre forward form running through. Danesfort and Conor Lawlor then traded points and an upset was on the cards. It was however, Danesfort who finished the half stronger and force the game to extra time. Full time score: Dunnamaggin 1-6 Danesfort 0-9. The Dunnamaggin players had ran themselves into the ground at this stage and Danesfort took advantage. They scored 1-1 despite the efforts of the ever solid Dunnamaggin goalie Denis Walsh and his full back line of Conor Brett, Conor Hoban and Killian Lafford. Nicky O’Shea did have a shot on the Danesfort goal but it just went wide. Conor Lawlor did point a free in the second period of extra time and Nicky did have a half chance in front of goal but it was Danesfort’s forwards who found their range and finished off the game winners Dunnamaggin 1-7 Danesfort 1-14.Panel: Denis Walsh, Killian Lafford, Conor Hoban, Conor Brett, Harry Walsh, Ian Walsh, Dylan Crehan, Rory Lodge, Darragh O’Keeffe, Eddie Dunne, Jamie McLoughlin, Robbie McCauley, Sean Carroll, Connor Lawlor, Nicky O’Shea, Eoin O’Driscoll, Dylan Carroll, Dylan Wall, Barry Cleere, Cathal Ryan, Ger Coffey, Andy Hickey.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Dunamaggan Minor Hurlers were crowned League Roinn C Champions when they defeated neighbours Carrickshock on 16th August 2013 in Thomastown. Having beaten Carrickshock earlier in the league Dunnamaggin did head into the game as favourites but it was evident from the start that this was going to be a very tight affair. Ray Cody signalled Dunnamaggin’s intent with an excellently taken point from play in the first minute and followed it up with another a few minutes later, before Carrickshock responded with one. Carrickshock continued to test the Dunnamaggin half back line of Jack Brett, Aaron Doherty and Michael Cody but to no avail. Eoghan Kearney put over a 65 with the wind and Ray Cody put over another point as Dunnamaggin seemed to be getting the upper hand. Ronan Coffey now traded points with Carrickshock to maintain his team’s 3 point lead. Ray slotted another free but Carrickshock pointed again as well to send the them in at half time with a single score between them Dunnamaggin 0-6 to Carrickshock 0-3. Dunnamaggin opened the second half very well. Morgan Thomas was now on the field for Brian Farrell and county minor panellist Paul Kirwan won some key ball at centre forward. Ray Cody pointed a resultant free when Paul Kirwan was fouled. Carrickshock also seem to spark into life and they added another two points to their tally and seemed to getting a foothold in the game. The ever working midfield of Willie Bergin and Andrew Fitzpatrick had to be at their best to stop Carrickshock getting on a roll. When Ray Cody pointed another two frees and Carrickshock pointed 3 a real battle was on as we headed into the final quarter with the score Dunnamaggin 0-9 Carrickshock 0-8. Then came the deceive moment in the match when Michael Cody who was brilliant throughout spotted that the Carrickshock man had slipped the defence raced over from his own wing to get a score preventing block in, the ball went down the field and Dunnamaggin won a 65. Eoghan Kearney stepped up to take the 65 and spotted the loose Andrew Fitzpatrick who was closer to the posts and Andrew made no mistake taking his point. Eoghan slotted a free nearly straight away before Carrickshock pointed again but Dunnamaggin had done enough. They were now League Champions. Dunnamaggin 0-11, Carrickshock 0-9. Andrew Fitzpatrick was presented with the trophy my Joe Pyke from the Co. Board. Panel: Adam Fitzpatrick, Stephen Lawlor, Eoghan Kearney, Victor Costello, Michael Cody, Aaron Doherty, Jack Brett, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Willie Bergin, Ray Cody, Paul Kirwan, Roy Cullen, Brian Farrell, Ronan Coffey, Ryan Thomas, Morgan Thomas, Greg O’Donnell, Jack Crehan. Mentors: Eamon Kennedy, Willie Kearney.

KELLS HANDBALL

In the County 60 x 30 championships, in the Minor Doubles Robbie Donnelly and Alan Funchion (Kells) were defeated by Brian Mahon/Eoin Doyle (Clogh) and in the Minor Singles Robbie Donnelly (Kells) was defeated by Eoin Doyle (Clogh).

In the 60 x 30 Leinster final of the Junior B Doubles Brendan Burke and Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Andrew Dowling/Peter Whelan (Laois) and in the Ladies Intermediate Doubles Leinster Final Marie Walshe (Kells)/Rachel Hogan (Kilfane) were defeated by Ciara Mahon/Mary Phelan (Clogh).

KELLS KINGS CYCLE

In aid of Cois Nore Centre will take place on Sunday 25th August. Your support for this very worthy venture would be very welcome.

RITA CONWAY

Rita Conway Baunreigh, Stoneyford, died after a very short illness in the Mater Hospital in Dublin. Her remains reposed at her home in Baunreigh with prayers on Sunday week last lead by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. Her removal took place to Kells Church on Monday Morning where she was received by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. assisted by Rev. Lorcan Moran and Rev. Fr. Kehoe O.Carm. The readings, prayers of the faithful and presentation of offertory gifts and symbols were read and presented by family members. Rita is survived by her loving family of Jimmy, Declan, Pat, Marie, Catherine and Martina, sister, Kathleen and brothers Paddy and Edward, grandchildren and great-grand-children, in-laws relative sand friends any many children to whom she was a devoted nanny. Rita was a devoted family woman and a person of great faith and will be sadly missed. She was laid to rest beside her husband Pat in Ennisnag. May she rest in peace

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