Success for Kells handballers

DKK LOTTO- The winning numbers of July 9th were 6, 15, 18. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each- Michael Cooley, YSJS, Ann Butler, Jim Bergin and Ava Sheridan. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €1,150.

DKK LOTTO- The winning numbers of July 9th were 6, 15, 18. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each- Michael Cooley, YSJS, Ann Butler, Jim Bergin and Ava Sheridan. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €1,150.

THE ANNUAL CEMETERY-MASS was celebrated in Kilmoganny cemetery on last Friday 13th July. Once again the weather was favourable and by the end of the celebration the sun began to shine. The celebration was very well attended. Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. was celebrant at the mass and at the conclusion of mass the graves were blessed. On this Wednesday 20th July the celebration will be in Kilree cemetery and on Friday 20th July in Dunamaggin cemetery. All masses will be celebrated at 8.00 p.m.

BARBQ- to celebrate the first anniversary of the World Mowers Record will take place in Doherty’s Bar, Dunamaggin on this Sunday 22nd July. Food will be served from 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.. It will be followed by Music featuring Jimmy Chambers. Admission is €5. The event is in aid of Dunamaggin Hurling Club development fund. Your support is very welcome.

COW DANCE AND CABARET -will take place in Dunphy’s Lounge, Kilmoganny on Friday July 20th at 9.00pm in aid of L’Arche, Kilmoganny. Admission is €5. Tickets may be purchased in advance or payment may be made at the door. Fancy Dress is very welcome. Country and Western music will be provided by Gerry Walsh & Co. Your support is very welcome.

THE ANNUAL MASS-AND CELEBRATION OF WELCOME AND FAMILY will commence this year with mass at the ancient St. Leonard’s Well in Dunamaggin at 7.30 p.m.. For people who may not be familiar with the location of the well it is situated, as you leave the village heading towards Knocktopher just over the river Glory Bridge on the right hand-side. All newcomers to the parish and established parish members are all invited to the celebration and then to picnic in the grounds of the Church for chat, singsong etc by the campfire. Young and old and all ages in between are very welcome.

YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP -support the reduction of suicide, depression and stress related illnesses in young adults is invited. A church door collection will take place this weekend in Kilmoganny and Dunamaggin.

JUVENILE NATIONAL ATHLETIC SUCCESSES- Three local athletes took part in the National Championships in Tullamore last weekend. Adam Fitzpatrick finished third in the boys U 13 600 meters and his brother Luke finished third in the boys U 14 800 meters. Callan Byrne ran a great race in finishing 6th in the 100 meters U 16. Callan Byrne will compete in the 200 meters and Luke Fitzpatrick in the 1,500 meters National Finals on Saturday 28th July. Both are wished every success.

HURLING COMPETITION- The Dunamaggin U 6 hurling teams took part in a recent competition with Piltown. Both clubs fielded two teams from this age group. The matches were 20 minutes a side. All the players played very well and showed that they are putting into practice what they are learning from their coaches on Saturday mornings. Those who played were- Pierce Costello, Thomas Deegan, Tim Doherty, Louise Gilmore, John Hayes, Tom Kinsella, Conor and Sean Lawton, Dan McEneaney, Jack McCormack, Charlie Nesbitt, Ross O’Neill, Cathal and Sean Rossiter, Eoin Ryan, Eoin Shiel and Jamie Tallon. Their next outing is against Mullinavat.

credit union-THERE IS A CHANGE IN OPENING HOURS of St. Canice’s’ Credit Union, Dunamaggin Branch. From now on the Credit Union in Dunamaggin will only open on Thursdays and Fridays.

KELLS HANDBALL CLUB- In the County 60 X 30 Championships there was success for Kells players. In the Senior Singles Brian Manogue (Kells) defeated Canice Quigley (St. Canice’s); in the Senior B Singles Ger McGrath (Kells) defeated Eoghan Hennessy (Clough); in the Intermediate/Junior Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) received a walk over from Michael Wallace (Talbot’s Inch); In the minor Doubles Brendan Holland (Kells and Partner received a walk over. Robbie Donnelly (Kells) took part in the U 16 singles and Brendan Hyland (Kells) won the county 60 X 30 Boys U 17 singles. In the Girls U 15 Singles Karen Walshe (Kells) was beaten in the final; in the Girls U 15 Doubles Karen Walshe and Elaine Power (Kells) were beaten by Clough in the final. Sarah Molloy won the Girls U 16/17 singles.

In the Leinster 60 X 30 Championships Junior B Doubles Brendan Burke and Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Paul Cleary and Seamus O’Neill (Wexford) and J. R. Finn and Alan O’Neill (Wexford). Anthony Martin and Dan Breen (Kells) were defeated by Kevin Cooke and Noel O’Brien (Offaly). In the Junior B singles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Mark Farrell (Meath), Brendan Burke (Kells) was defeated by Michael Busher (Wexford) and J. R. Finn (Wexford) defeated Anthony Martin (Kells). In the Junior Singles Ger McGrath (Kells) was defeated by Miley Connors (Wexford). In the Minor Singles Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) received a walk over from Cian O’Dalaigh (Dublin.