Kilmanagh - The late Paddy Darcy

Mr. Paddy Darcy, Australia - The funeral of the late Paddy Darcy took place in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Paddy Darcy, Australia - The funeral of the late Paddy Darcy took place in Melbourne, Australia.

The Chief mourners were his wife Margaret, son John and daughters Mary and Kathleen, his brother Jim in Ballykeeffe, Michael in Los Angeles and sister Sarah in Los Angeles.

There was a large attendance at the funeral mass and Pauline Egan read the lessons and the reflection titled ‘The Road to Knockeenbawn’ was read by Paddy’s good friend, Michael Egan.

The choir sang Paddy’s favourite songs, ‘Carrigfergus’ and ‘Danny Boy’. The pall bearers were Michael and Eddie Egan, Frank Keoghan and Mick McDonald formerly of Tullaroan, John Darcy and Mick Connolly of Galway.

As the funeral procession was leaving the church to the strains of the Rose of Mooncoin Paddy’s five grandchildren carried wreaths of flowers. He was interred in Faulkner’s Cemetery, Melbourne, Australia.

Sympathy is extended to Jim on the death of Paddy and it’s a sad time for Jim as his sister Elle died in Los Angeles 2 days after Paddy.

Our sympathy is also extended to Jim’s wife Ann, whose sister Mary died in Cork last week.

COIS NORE TRAD NIGHT - a Traditional night in aid of Cois Nore Centre will be held on Saturday, 16 March at 9pm in The Pound, Ballycallan.

The aim of the Cois Nore Centre is to support the needs of Cancer suffers and their families across Kilkenny City and County. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CAR BOOT SALE - On Sunday, 24 March a Car Boot sale will take place in Ballycallan Hall from 11am until 2pm. Tables are €20 each. As tables in the hall are very limited there will be a charge of €20 to bring a clothes rail.

For further enquiries or to reserve a table please call 087 7674045.

DAY CARE & CAFÉ - Day care centre for people living with Alzheimer’s/dementia at 1 Fr. Walsh Close, Coote’s Lane is open between 9:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Lots of activities to be had including bingo, cards, art, pottery, music, poetry, reminisce and day trips - meals included.

The Alzheimer Cafe is a safe relaxed atmosphere for people living with dementia and their carers to come and meet, talk and share information. Tea and cakes provided with information talks from health care professionals.

For more information contact Ruth on 056 7771230.

RANGERS VS. CLIFDEN - Rangers returned to the Paircín last Sunday, 10 March against Clifden hoping to pick up another home result, but they did not get off to a great start. A simple free kick was floated in to the Ranger’s box which goalkeeper Mitch Corrigan should have claimed but made a complete hash of it and allowed Clifden an easy lead.

The outfield players now had an uphill job after this mistake. James Gleeson nearly levelled the game when he followed a long kick and lobbed the ball over the Clifden keeper, and because of his effort, the ball crept just over the bar.

Rangers were creating all the chances and their efforts were rewarded when a free flowing move was finished to the net by Captain Dara Murphy.

Disaster struck early again in the second half when a poor kick allowed Clifden in again despite Paddy Dalton’s best efforts to stop it. Rangers levelled yet again when Tommy Manogue curled a trade mark free kick into the bottom corner of the net.

Rangers pushed forward looking for the winner but were caught late in the second half with a quick counter attack down the left leaving Shane Murphy isolated with two attackers who made the most of their advantage to secure a win.

This game was untimely decided by two goalkeeping mistakes which cost Rangers the win, and unfortunately this has not been the first time this season that mistakes have cost them points. Rangers management have a few tough calls to make before the next game and may have to try other options in key positions.