Conahy - Hurling plan launched

D.K.K. LOTTO: - The winning numbers of the March 4th draw were: 13, 20, 22. There was no jackpot winner The following won €30 each: Brian Cullen, Maura Halley, Cathy Cahill, Cenis Lahart and Ray Townsend. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €100. The Pool number is worth €390, Pete’s No 580.

D.K.K. LOTTO: - The winning numbers of the March 4th draw were: 13, 20, 22. There was no jackpot winner The following won €30 each: Brian Cullen, Maura Halley, Cathy Cahill, Cenis Lahart and Ray Townsend. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €100. The Pool number is worth €390, Pete’s No 580.

DUNANAGGAN HURLING CLUB LAUNCH OF DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Dunamaggan Hurling Club will launch its 5 year development plan in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan on Friday March 22nd at 8.00 p.m. County Board Chairman, Ned Quinn, will launch the Plan. All club members are invited to attend the launch. In addition club members are reminded that membership should be paid before 31st March.

Mass - THE ANNUAL MASS FOR CHILDREN WHO DIED IN PRE BIRTH AND/OR INFANCE will be celebrated in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on Saturday 23rd March at 7.00 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH’S HOME FOR THE ELDERLY IN KILMOGANNY - expressed their thanks to Pat Power and Tullahought Gun Club for their donation of €500 to the home recently.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF KILMOGANNY FIANNA FÁIL - will take place in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny on Monday 18th March at 8.00 p.m. John McGuinness T.D. will address the meeting. Local Councillor Matt Doran will update the meeting on local issues. The impact of the Department of the Environment Proposals contained in the Policy Document Putting People First will significantly affect the boundaries for the next Local Elections in 2014. New and prospective members are very welcome to attend.

SCHOOL ENROLMENTS - St. Leonard’s N.S, Dunamaggan, St. Eoghan’s N.S., Kilmoganny and St. Brigid’s N.S, Kells are currently taking enrolments for September 2013. It is important for schools to have their enrolments confirmed as early as possible so that applications for any resources which may be needed are made as soon as possible. Application forms can be obtained from the schools by phone or visit. Any child who is over 4 years of age in 1st September 2013 is eligible to be enrolled.

DUNAMAGGAN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL REPORT: - (1) The Year of Faith Week-end in Ossory will be celebrated from 10th – 12th May in St. Kieran’s College at which each Parish is requested to present a display of Historic Christian Places of Worship in the Parish etc. (2) The Diocese will be reviewing the past 3 years work of the Diocesan Pastoral Council and Deanery Pastoral Councils in March; (3) The Parish Pastoral Council would welcome new members. Contact any member of the committee if interested; (4) The times of the Easter Ceremonies were agreed. They are as follows: Holy Thursday: Windgap at 7.00 p.m.; Dunamaggan at 8.00 p.m.

Good Friday: Windgap at 2.00 p.m.; Dunamaggan at 3.15 p.m.; Kilmoganny at 7.00 p.m. & Tullahought at 8.00 p.m.; Holy Saturday: Kilmoganny at 6.45 p.m.; Windgap at 7.45 p.m. & Dunamaggan at 9.00 p.m.; Easter Sunday: masses at the normal Sunday times.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the Adult County 40 x 20 Championships in the Intermediate Singles C.J. Delaney (Kells) defeated John O’Neill (Goresbridge) and Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Kirk Green (O’Loughlin’s); in the Masters B Singles Pat Funchion (Kells) was defeated by Tom O Keeffe (Kilfane); in the Junior Singles Dan Breen (Kells) lost to James Bourke (O’Loughlin’s) and Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) lost to James Hennessy (O’Loughlin’s); in the Minor Singles Brendan Hyland (Kells) lost to J.J. English (Goresbridge); in the Junior B Doubles Dan Breen/John Fitzgerald (Kells) were defeated by Shane Walsh/Cian Ryan (Windgap); in the Masters B Singles Paddy Fennelly (Kells) was defeated by John Duggan (O’Loughlin’s); in Senior Doubles Diarmuid Burke/Brendan Burke (Kells) were defeated by William Love/Daniel Love (Clogh).

In the Leinster Adult 40 x 20 Championships in the Junior Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated Shane Hennelly (Dublin) but was beaten in the semi-final by William Love (Clogh); in the Golden Masters B Singles Pat Funchion (Kells) received a walkover from Richie Culleton (Wexford); in the Junior B Doubles Diarmuid Burke (Kells)/Ger Anthony (Mullinavat) defeated Stuart Heslin/Alan Smyth (Louth) but were defeated in the semi-final by Peter Whelan and Andrew Dowling (Laois); in the Golden Masters B Doubles Semi Final Paddy Fennelly and Pat Funchion (Kells) were defeated by Richie Culleton/John Bail (Wexford); in the Ladies Junior Doubles Marie Walshe (Kells) and Rachel Hogan (Kilfane) defeated Tanya O’Toole/Una Byrne (Wexford); in the Junior Doubles Semi Final Ger McGrath (Kells) and Ciaran Neary (Talbot’s Inch) were defeated by Noel Murphy/Michael O’Brien (Offaly); in the U 21 Singles Final Peter Funchion defeated Shane Walsh (Windgap). In the Leinster Adult 40 x 20; in the U21 Doubles Final Peter Funchion (Kells) and Sean Butler (Talbots Inch) defeated Eoghan Hennessy/Pauric Maher (Clogh); in GMBS Pat Funchion (Kells) gave a walkover to Andy Mullingan (Westmeath); in Ladies Junior Doubles Final Marie Walshe (Kells) and Rachel Hogan (Kilfane) defeated Una Wrynn/Ellen O’Connor (Kildare).

In the Cumann na Bunscoil Primary Schools Leinster finals representing Kilkenny in the Boys U 11 Doubles were Joe Cowhig and Tomas Leahy (Kells) who played well but did not win the final.

In the Juvenile Leinster 40 x 20 semi-finals in Girls U16 Singles Kirsty Maher (Kells) defeated Emer Delaney (Laois); in Boys U12 Singles Eoin Brennan (Kells) defeated Jack O’Brien (Offaly); in Boys U12 Doubles Dylan Crehan/Mikey Prendergast (Kells) were beaten by Brian Brennan/Ciaran Burke (Laois); in Boys U13 Singles Conor Murphy (Kells) defeated Padraig Delaney (Laois). The Juvenile Leinster Finals are being held in Wexford on 8th, 9th and 10th March. Good luck to all in the finals.

In the Juvenile 40 x 20 Leinster Finals in the Girls U 16 Singles Kirsty Maher (Kells) defeated Dublin (Meadbh Ni Dailaigh); in the Girls U 17 Singles Karen Walshe (Kells) was defeated by Laois (Niamh Dunne); in the Boys U 13 Singles Eoin Brennan (Kells) defeated Ciaran Power (Wexford) and in the Boys U 14 Singles Conor Murphy (Kells) defeated Ben Devlin (Louth).

The UCD one wall doubles took place over the weekend of 9th and 10th March and competing from Kells were Dan Breen and Stephen O’Dwyer in the Men’s B Doubles

In the GAA 40 x 20 Open Senior Doubles Patrick Funchion/Peter Funchion (Kells) were defeated by Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann (Mayo). In the 40 x 20 Open Senior Singles Peter Funchion (Kells) was defeated by Owen McKenna (Antrim).

STUDENTS FUNDRAISING FOR ZAMBIA - Local man Canice Hickey, a teacher in Coláiste Éaman Rís, Callan, will be travelling to Zambia during Easter 2013 and 2014 for two weeks. The trip is part of the Coláiste Éaman Rís Immersion Programme which will see 10 students from the school going to Zambia to experience Zambian life. In order to raise the necessary funds for the trip the group will be holding a number of fundraisers over the next 12 months. The first of these will be a bag pack in Super Valu, Callan, on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March. The group will also be holding a bucket collection outside the Kilkenny V Waterford National League Hurling game at Nowlan Park on Monday 18th March. All support would be greatly appreciated. 

DUNAMAGGAN HURLING CLUB - will run a Feile Skills Competition on the weekend of 23rd/24th March; the exact times will be confirmed shortly. All players born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 are eligible to take part and the winner will represent the club in the County Feile competition on Good Friday 29th March in Nowlan Park. Details of the various skills are on Facebook/

KILMOGANNY - FOOTBALL TEAM QUALIFY FOR THE COUNTY LEAGUE FINAL by defeating Clara on a score-line of 1 – 13 to 0 – 5 in Thomastown last Saturday. Clara playing with the wind in a blustery and damp Thomastown started the better. They failed, however to capitalize on their fine play shooting numerous wides, with one even hitting of the top of the post. It was the tenth minute before Anthony Kearney got the game’s first score for Kilmoganny. Clara responded immediately with one of their own. Then followed a period of dominance by Kilmoganny. Points from Peter Kenneally, Canice Hickey, Darren Fitzpatrick, Colin Herity and Kenny Moore pushed Kilmoganny into a good lead. Kilmoganny were playing some very good football at this stage with great support running by all. Clara responded before half time putting over two fine points but it was Peter Kenneally again who finished the scoring for the half with two points, one from a very acute angle. The half time score was Kilmoganny 0 - 8 to Clara 0 - 3. JJ Dunphy made his return after a long layoff to injury at half time for Antony Kearney who suffered a hand injury. Clara again started very brightly in the second half and opened the scoring with a fine point but Colin Herity and Darren Fitzpatrick responded immediately with fine points. Clara pointed again but this was to be their last score of the game. Further points from Colin Herity and Peter Kenneally extended Kilmoganny’s Lead. With Seaghan O’Neill now on for Peter Kenneally and Richie O’Shea now on for Andrew Fitzpatrick Kilmoganny continued to play well and maintain pressure on the Clara defense. The Clara defense was eventually broken by a great goal from J.J. Dunphy. Clara never gave up and pilled all their players into the Kilmoganny half towards the end and forced an excellent save from Goalkeeper Aaron Doherty. Colin Herity finished off the scoring with a point. Kilmoganny will now play Muckalee in the final on next Saturday. Panel:- Aaron Doherty, Mark Dowling, Aidan Donovan, Tommy O’Brien, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Noel Hickey, Andrew Hickey, Canice Hickey, Sean Connery, Colin Herity, Kenny Moore, Darren Fitzpatrick, Paddy Delaney, Anthony Kearney, Peter Kenneally, Richard O’Shea, J.J. Dunphy, Jason Doherty, John Fitzpatrick, Seaghan O’Neill, Kieran Bergin.

THE DUNAMAGGAN PARISH COMMUNITY WEBSITE - is currently seeking businesses that would like to advertise on it. Advertisements are essential to help finance this community venture. The parish website is a great way for locals and people no longer living here to stay in-touch with goings on in the area. The weekly news, parish newsletter, and other relevant parish news and lotto results are placed on it each week. If anyone wishes to include something on the website or advertise on it please contact James Rossiter on  or (056)7728836.

THE SHRUGHAWADDA PLAYERS, - Kilmoganny staged Hugh Leonard’s “Da” to full houses in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny last week. The production was once again excellently directed by Michael Dowling. The production which was a very different drama from previous productions demonstrated the versatility not only of director Michael Dowling but of the Shrughawadda Players. Like previous productions “Da” was an opportunity for a new face to grace the stage. This time the debutant was Mick Keegan as Mr Drumm who showed that you are never too old to make a stage debut. Mick grew into the role as the production proceeded. Martin O’Shea had the role of Da and he once again demonstrated the versatility of his talents. Marie Kelly as the Mother was superb in the role. Peter Dunne as Charlie, and reminiscing about the past after his father’s funeral, again showed his competence and versatility in a difficult role. Mark Dunphy played the young Charlie and Roseanne Connelly as Mary Tate played a very different role from her previous stage performance with aplomb. Caroline Doran as Mrs Prynne was excellent in the role and Eamonn Murphy as Oliver completed the cast. Again for Eamonn this character was different from sole of his previous roles but his performance was once again of the highest standard.

The set design by Sheila Woods was excellent and it was competently put in place by Willie Kearney. As Usual Ciaran Moore was superb as the lighting maestro. Back Stage was Suzie Hickey and Biddy Hawe. Front of House were Jackie Kenneally and Willie Kearney with Alycia Kearney as Stage Manager. John and Mags Kelly did Trojan work in ensuring that everything in the Centre was in order for the production. Another excellent production by Shrughawadda Players and we await with anticipation the next production.

DUNAMAGGAN CLUB G.A.A. GEAR - may be ordered at present. Orders should be placed with Deidre Ryan 087 – 2410598. Patrons of the club are reminded to pay their membership as soon as possible. All Players are reminded that unless their membership is paid then they are not covered by the G.A.A. insurance scheme.

DUNAMAGGAN COMMUNITY ALERT - wishes to express its thanks to all those who have joined the text alert. It is expected that the system will be fully operational very soon. All members of the community are asked to be vigilant and to report any suspicious vehicles to the gardaí.