Dunamaggin - Six times champions - St Leonard’s!

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the May 13th draw were: 8, 13, 16. There was no jackpot winner: The following won €30 each: Jim Costigan, Ann Daniels, Bob Doherty, Emer Wallace and Dr. Crowley. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €2,800. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €200. The Pool number is worth €140, Pete’s No 690.

D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the May 13th draw were: 8, 13, 16. There was no jackpot winner: The following won €30 each: Jim Costigan, Ann Daniels, Bob Doherty, Emer Wallace and Dr. Crowley. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €2,800. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €200. The Pool number is worth €140, Pete’s No 690.

HOLY COMMUNION - This was celebrated in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan on Sunday 12th May for eleven pupils of St. Leonard’s Primary School, Dunamaggan. The pupils who received their First Holy Communion were: Rachel Brennan, Katie Burke, William Browne, Sarah Deegan, Noelle Dwyer, Megan Fallon, Aideen Hickey, Mark MacEneaney, Sam O’Driscoll, Hannah Persse and Cathal Walsh. The music and singing was provided by pupils of St. Leonard’s School. Those receiving their First Holy Communion took a very active part in the ceremony by reading the readings, reciting the prayers of the faithful, resenting the offertory gifts, reciting prayers before and after communion, providing relevant commentary and actively singing “If I were a Butterfly”. Parish Priest, Rev. Nicholas Flavin thanked the parents and extended families for their work in preparing the children for the day, the teachers and school staff for their tremendous work in organising the liturgy and in preparing the children, the school choir and musicians.

GAA - The Dunnamaggin Intermediate Hurlers secured their first win in the Intermediate grade against Mooncoin in Piltown on last Friday evening. Dunamaggin now take on Conahy Shamrocks in the third round next Saturday 18th May at 7.30p.m. in Clara.

GAELIC FOOTBALL - The U14 footballers contested the Roinn B championship final on Wednesday evening last against Mooncoin in Mooncoin. Kilmoganny took the game to Mooncoin and scored the opening two points through Eddie Dunne and Conor Lawlor before Mooncoin responded with a point. Darragh O’Keeffe responded with a well taken point half way through the first half. Then followed a period of sustained pressure from Mooncoin which saw them hit the crossbar and force an excellent penalty save from Cathal Ryan. The pressure on the Kilmoganny goal was relentless and Mooncoin yielded 2 goals and 8 points despite the best efforts of the Kilmoganny defence. Kilmoganny rallied again and broke forward just before the half time whistle and an excellent ball from Robbie McCauley set up Jamie McLoughlin to rattle the Mooncoin net. This score was followed up with an excellent free from Darragh O’Keeffe. Mooncoin however had the last say of the half when they found the net again. Half time Kilmoganny 1 - 4 Mooncoin 3 - 8. Mooncoin started the second half with two goals but Kilmoganny responded well with a goal of their own from Robbie McCauley. Mooncoin rallied yet again with two goals and a point. Kilmoganny introduced some substitutes and it sparked a mini revival with Conor Lawlor and Eddie Dunne finding the back of the net for Kilmoganny. Luke Fitzpatrick scored a good point and Nicky O’Shea found the back of the net just before the finish but Mooncoin had not finished their scoring either and they eventually ran out winners on a score line of Kilmoganny 5 - 5 to Mooncoin 9 -10.Panel:- Cathal Ryan, Conor Hoban, Killian Lafford, Alex Moore, Adam Fitzpatrick, Luke Fitzpatrick, Dylan Crehan, Ian Walsh, Darragh O’Keeffe, Robbie McCauley, Eddie Dunne, Rory Lodge, Conor Brett, Conor Lawlor, Jamie McLoughlin, Andy Hickey, Nicky O’Shea, Ger Coffey, Sean Carroll, Eoin O’Driscoll, Dylan Wall. (Photo Attached)

KELLS SCOUTS ACTIVITIES - On Friday week last, the Kells Scout Group including members from the Beavers, Cubsand Scouts all went off to the circus. Fossetts’ Circus, who are celebrating their 125th anniversary this year, generously invited the group to come along and enjoy the performance free of charge. In total there were 96 children and adults at the performance and everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the Big Top with most ooohs and aaahs reserved for the awesome “Wheel of Death”. Kells Scouts wish to thanks to Fossetts’ Circus for a great night out from all in the 6th Kilkenny Kells Scout Group.

NEW HURLING CLUB SPONSORS - Joe Sheridan of Sheridan Stain Glass www.sheridanstainedglass.com is the new sponsor of the Dunamaggan Intermediate Hurling team. Our pictures show Joe Sheridan and son Sean presenting the Jersey to Club Captain Noel Hickey with team Manager Niall McCormack and Chairman John Hickey. The Club would like to also thank the Priory Bar, Kells for its sponsorship of the team over the last few years. There are new Juvenile Hurling Training times for the U 10, U 8 & U 6’s. They will now train at 11.30 a.m. sharp on Saturday mornings.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the Adult 40 x 20 County Final of the Senior B Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated Philip Lonergan (Windgap), in the Intermediate Singles semi-final Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Padraig Maher (Clogh) and in the Final Diarmuid defeated John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s). In the Girls 40 x 20 B Tournament, representing Kells in U 11 B Singles were Meg Ryan, Hannah Lodge and Ciara Walsh and in U 10 B Singles was Sonya Stanley. In the semi-final of the Girls U 11 B Singles Hannah Lodge (Kells) beat Meg Ryan (Kells) and in the Final Hannah Lodge (Kells) beat Ciara Walsh (Kells) and in the U 10 B Singles Final Aisling Cooney (Clogh) beat Sonya Stanley (Kells). In the Leinster Juvenile U 13 B Singles Michael Power (Kells) overcame Sean Faulkner (Louth) and Jamie Muddiman (Kildare) but unfortunately lost out to Shane Murtagh (Offaly) 16 - 15 in the final. The Adult 40 x 20 Nationals were held in various venues throughout Ulster. In the Men’s Open Singles Peter Funchion (Kells) overcame Richard McCann (Antrim) but was beaten by Brian Carroll (Meath) in the quarter finals and in the Men’s 23 & Under B Dan Breen (Kells) was defeated by Anthony Crotty (Tipperary) in the quarter finals.

MASSES OF HEALING - This will be celebrated in St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan on Thursday 23rd May at 7.00 p.m. The annual masses for pupils sitting examinations will be celebrated in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on Saturday 1st June at 7.00 p.m. and in St. Nicholas’ Church, Windgap on Sunday 2nd June at 10am.

THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK - This is organised by the Blessed Edmund Rice Pilgrimage will take place from Callan on Thursday 13th June. Details from 056 – 7728317 or 056 – 7725309.

DUNAMAGGAN U 16 HURLERS SECURED THEIR SECOND WIN - Success was ours in the Roinn B league on Sunday night when they beat Erin’s Own in Canon Kearns Park. Playing in very windy conditions it was the strength of the Dunnamaggin backs and two goals from Conor Fennelly that saw them win on a score line of Erin’s Own 1 - 3 Dunnamaggin 2 - 9. Team:- Conor Hoban, Dara O’Keeffe, Brian Farrell, Jack Crehan, Dara Keane, Michael Cody, Luke Fitzpatrick, Victor Costello, Ronan Coffey, Rory Lodge, Chris Keane, Roy Cullen, Ian Walsh, Conor Fennelly, Conor Lawlor. Subs:- Morgan Thomas for Rory Lodge, Robbie McCauley for Conor Lawlor, Jamie McLoughlin for Roy Cullen, Killian Lafford, Adam Fitzpatrick, Harry Walsh.

SIX-TIME CHAMPIONS GO THROUGH TO LEINSTER FINAL - St. Leonard’s N.S. Dunnamaggin who recently won the Kilkenny round of the FAI 5-a-side county finals in Thomastown for the sixth year in a row were victorious in Portlaoise on Wednesday 8th May when they won the mid-Leinster finals against teams from Offaly, Laois and Kildare. It was a great victory for the team managed by parent P.J. O’Keeffe. Their wins included a hat trick by their lead goal scorer Eddie Dunne, great saves by their goal keeper Conor Hoban who only conceded one goal in all matches and great team work by all. The boys now move on to the Leinster finals in Navan on Thursday 16th of May. Team: Darragh O’Keeffe (Capt.), Eddie Dunne, Adam Fitzpatrick, Alex Moore, Conor Hoban, Cathal Ryan, Luke Dunne and Ger Coffey.