Dunnamaggin - Gardai attend community alert meeting

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 28th draw were: 4, 8, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Maura Mullally, Anne Daniels, Joe Sheridan and Liam O’Halloran. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €220. The Pool number is worth €340, Pete’s No 530.

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the January 28th draw were: 4, 8, 29. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Maura Mullally, Anne Daniels, Joe Sheridan and Liam O’Halloran. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €220. The Pool number is worth €340, Pete’s No 530.

Play - THE SHRUGHAWADDA PLAYERS will stage Hugh Leonard’s Da in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny from Tuesday February 19th to Friday February 22nd. Tickets are available from Kilmoganny P.O., Pete Moran’s and Dunphy’s in Kilmoganny. Early booking is advisable as the Shrughawadda Players usually attract full houses each night.

Registration - Dunamaggan g.a.a. club will hold registration days on this weekend 9th & 10th February after mass in each of the churches. The registrations will take place as follows: In Kilmoganny on Saturday 9th February in the front room of St. Eoghan’s Centre at 7.30 p.m.; In Dunamaggan on Sunday 10th February at 11.30 a.m. in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan and in Kells in the Scouts Hall/Community Hall at 12.00 noon on Sunday 10th February. Parents of juvenile are asked to register their children on these days. All adult Club members are also encouraged to attend these registration days. The annual club membership rates are as follows: Family membership €160; Juveniles from 4 years to 16 years €40; Juveniles 17 – 18 years €50; Adult players €150; Student Adult Players €80: Adult membership €50. All players, juvenile and senior, are reminded that they must be registered before taking part in games. All juvenile Footballers must now comply with the new rules of having a gum shield before taking part in games.

Football - The Kilmoganny senior footballers made a winning start to the season by defeating the Railyard on a score-line of Kilmoganny 3 – 5 to Railyard 1 – 8 on a sunny Saturday afternoon in St. James’s Park, Kilkenny.

The first half was a low scoring affair with Railyard registering 0 -4 and Kilmoganny having a single score from Captain Kenny Moore but it was a well taken goal. This left the minimum between the sided at half time. Railyard 0 - 4 to Kilmoganny1 – 0.

Kilmoganny told control in the second half and goals from Darren Fitzpatrick and Paddy Delaney helped Kilmoganny to a comfortable lead. Railyard fought back and got a goal in last 5 minutes to close the gap but Kilmoganny hung on to win by 3 points. In all five of the Kilmoganny forwards scored. Overall it was a great team effort. Next weekend the opponents are Mullinavat who will be very anxious to register a win as they suffered a defeat to Dicksboro last weekend.

The Team was: Arron Doherty, A. Fitzpatrick, Aidan O’Donovan, Mark Dowling, Paul Kirwan, Noel Hickey, Andrew Hickey, Liam O’Connor, Sean Connery(0-1), Colin Herity, Kieran Bergin(0-1), Darren Fitzpatrick(1-2), Paddy  Delaney(1-1) ,Kenny Moore(1-0), Donal O’Shea. SUBS Peter Kenneally, Richard O’Shea.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the Adult County 40 x 20 championships in the Senior B Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated Ger Anthony (Mullinavat); in the Senior Doubles Peter Funchion and Patrick Funchion (Kells) defeated Eamonn Hawe/Philip Lonergan (Windgap); in the Junior Singles Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) defeated P.J. Barron (Windgap).

In the Leinster Adult 40 x 20 championships in the Junior Doubles Ger McGrath (Kells) and Ciaran Neary (Talbot’s Inch) defeated Pat O’Donnell and James Gregan (Wicklow); in the Junior B Doubles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) and Ger Anthony (Mullinavat) defeated Colin Melody and Danny Reilly (Dublin).

In the Men’s Open Senior Doubles Patrick Funchion and Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated James Gregan and Pat O’Donnell (Wicklow).

Meeting - A COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING was held in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan on last Thursday evening 31st January. Due to a number of break-ins and robberies in the surrounding areas in recent times the meeting was called. Over sixty attended the meeting which was chaired by Philip Brennan and John Holden was secretary.

Garda Edel Fitzgerald and Garda David Gordon addressed the meeting. The following is a summary of some of the main points raised at the meeting: (1) If any person notices a car that seems suspicious the person is asked to take the number and phone the Gardaí in Thomastown; (2) All people are asked to be aware of strangers and report suspicious behavior to Gardaí such as strangers walking in fields with dogs; (3) The possibility of using Text alert to contact people was discussed and those present gave their permission for such messages to be sent to them; (4) Elderly and relatives of elderly are asked to contact John Holden or Philip Brennan re the provision of Community Alert Phones for the elderly; (5) Owners of machinery and vehicles were encouraged to have a personalized mark on machines and vehicles; (6) A method of making locks more secure was demonstrated at the meeting. It was agreed to have a follow up meeting on Monday 4th. Any additional information from this meeting will be published next week.

Lent - ASH WEDNESDAY the beginning of Lent is next Wednesday13th February. Masses and the distribution of ashes will take place at the following times in Dunamaggan Parish: in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan at 9.30 a.m.; in St. Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny 12.10 p.m.; and in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny 7.30 p.m.

Art - ART CLASSES RESUME in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan on next Monday 11th February at 7.00 p.m. The classes were a great success before the Christmas break. It is expected that the enthusiasm for artistic endeavor will continue during this term.