LOTTO - The winning numbers of the August 20th draw were: 2, 22, 24. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Michael Kelly, Joan Phelan, Michael O’Neill, Rose Egan and Jane Fallon. Next weeks jackpot is worth €1,450. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €140. The Pool number is worth €120.
DUNAMAGGAN GYMKHANA - the gymkhana which was due to take place last Sunday was postponed to next Sunday 2nd September. The venue is also changed to the land of Larry Costello at Goodwinsgardens. The programme is due to commence at 9.30 a.m. The programme also included a dog show and Leading Rein which are scheduled for 2.00 p.m. The proceeds of the Gymkhana will again support Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team and St. Joseph’s Support Home for the Elderly in Kilmoganny. Your support is very welcome.
KELLS ANGELS CHARITY CYCLE - The first “Kells Angels Charity Cycle” will take place on this Saturday, September 1st in Kells village. The aim of this event is to raise much needed funds to help establish a badly needed Cancer Support Centre in Kilkenny called “Cois Nore”. It is envisaged that the centre will open its doors in Wilkins Street Kilkenny City later this year; from there trained volunteers will provide emotional and practical support for Kilkenny individuals and their families who have been affected by cancer. The organisers are delighted that so many from the local community have come together to assist them with this event and also with the Family Fun Day proceeds of which will go to the local Childcare Centre and St Brigid’s N.S and the local Scout troop. The Family Fun day will include BBQ, Duck Race, Face Painting, Music, Cake sale etc. will take place at the Mill in Kells commencing about 3pm. The Cycle will consist of three stages: 110 km Challenge Registration at 8.30 - 9.30 a.m. entry €25; 30 km local Loop Registration at 12.15 - 1.15 p.m. entry €25 and 7.5 km Family fun Cycle registration at 1.30 - 2.20 p.m. entry €10. If cycling is not your thing you can still support this great cause by coming along on the day where there will be plenty of things to do. The Coffee Shop will be open where there will be some lovely cakes on sale. The proceeds of the Raffle on the day, which has some nice prizes, will go to Cois Nore please come along and help get these doors open for the benefit of all in Kilkenny.
TICKET DRAW - Dunamaggan hurling club will hold its draw for All-Ireland tickets in St. Leonard’s Hall, Dunamaggan on next Friday 31st August at 9.00 p.m. The draw is confined to current paid up members of the club.
GIVE BLOOD - THE Blood Transfusion Service will hold a clinic in the parochial hall, Callan on this Thursday 30th August from 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
EVENING OF SIONG AND MUSIC - An evening of irish music and song in aid of ceart Patient Wise, L’arche and Camphill titled ‘Celtic Cry’ An evening of Irish Music and Song will take place in the Watergate Theatre on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August at 7.00 p.m. Tickets are: €10 adults €5 children. For all tickets booked through Anne Cody 087-9028534 firstname.lastname@example.org there will be a donation of €5. Celtic Cry tells the story of the history of Ireland from the beginning of time with the arrival of the Firbolg (The Gaels) to their Irish of Destiny as was foretold to them by Moses. The show dramatises Ireland’s history with music, song & dance stories of the land of Tir na nOg, Queen Mebh (the great warrior queen), Cu Chulainn (an Dearg Doom), the mighty Fianna Warriors, the Tain Bo Culailgne, the High Kings of Ireland, Brian Boru and his battle with the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf and much more! Singer, songwriter Martin Brennan began writing original material for the Celtic Cry show in 2010. Now with the help of musical director John Travers and a cast of international musicians, has created a show for all nationalities and ages.
LATE NEDDY O’NEILL - Neddy (Edward) O’Neill, formally of Danganmore, Dunamaggan and resident in Listrolin, Mullinavat for the past 24 years dies expectantly. His remains reposed at his brother Pat’s home, his birth place, last Thursday and Friday until his removal to St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan. His remains were received by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. who was main celebrant at the requiem mass with co-concelebrants, Rev. Liam Barron, Mullinavat, who preached the homily, Rev. James Dollard, Conahy and Rev. Jim Walsh Hugginstown. Members of the family read the readings and prayers of the faithful and together with some of his neighbours presented gifts and symbols and joined with the local choir. His nephew sang “The Rose of Mooncoin” as the coffin left the church. He is survived by his brothers Pat and Martin and sister, in-laws, nieces and nephews, relatives and many friends. He was a member of the 1966 Dunamaggan Junior Hurling team that won the Southern Final but were beaten in the county final. The attendance included, Liam Aylward MEP, John Paul Phelan T.D. He was laid to rest in the family grave in Dunamaggan. May he rest in peace.
U 14 HURLERS WIN AGAIN - Fresh from their victory the previous week in the league final the U 14 hurlers were out against the same opposition (Bennettsbridge) in Danesfort on Monday 20th in the Championship. Dunnamaggin Fielded without three of their starting team from the league final as the players were away on holidays but they still started very strongly scoring 2 - 2 in the first 10 minutes. The game was then held up for a while after Victor Costello received a heavy blow. It was Bennettsbridge who restarted better and actually went in at half time up by a point. The second half continued to be a close encounter with fine scores from both sides but it was only when the Dunnamaggin mentors moved Victor (still suffering from the earlier blow) from to Centre back to Centre forward the Game sung in Dunnamaggin’s favour. With Eddie Dunne and Darragh O’Keefe very tight in the corners and Dara Keane now on top at Centre Back, Victor pushed forward and scored 2 - 1. Bennettsbridge came back to score a goal of their own but it was not enough to effect the end result. Final Score: Dunnamaggin 5 - 12 Bennettsbridge 4 - 6. Team:-Jamie McLoughlin, Darragh O’Keeffe, Brian Farrell, Eddie Dunne, Ian Walsh, Victor Costello (2:1), Harry Walsh, Morgan Thomas (2pts), Robbie McCauley (1:1), Rory Lodge (2pts), Dara Keane, Conor Hoban, Nicky O’Shea, Roy Cullen (2:2), Conor Lawlor (4pts). The Quarter Final will be played on Wednesday 5th Sept against St. Fiacres.