D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the May 20th draw were: 5, 25, 26. There was no jackpot winner: The following won €30 each: Aoife McCormack, Pat Langton, Ann Marie Nolan, John Hickey and Johnny Cahill. Next week’s Jackpot is worth €2,950. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €210. The Pool number is worth €150, Pete’s No 700.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - was celebrated in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on Sunday last 26th May. Those who received their First Holy Communion were: Tara Drennan, Brendan Keech, Eoin King and Jonathan Walsh. The communicants read the readings and prayers of the faithful and prayers before and after communion and presented the offertory gifts. The school children from St. Eoghan’s School provided the music and singing for the celebration.
Hurling - The Dunnamaggin U14 hurling team took on St Fiacre’s (Black and Whites) in a cold Skeoghvosteen on last Thursday evening. This was definitely a game of two halves. The game was sparked into life after 3 minutes with a swift goal from St Fiacre’s. They followed this up immediately with a point. This made Dunnamaggin pick up and take note. Darragh O Keeffe started the scoring for Dunnamaggin in the seventh minute. However, St Fiacre’s continued their attack and scored another 3 points by the 21st minute. St Fiacre’s continued to heap pressure on Dunnamaggin for the remainder of the second half. Dunnamaggin got 2 more points from Darragh O Keeffe and Nick O Shea but another goal was also conceded. Luke Fitzpatrick received a heavy blow just before half time which required a few minutes treatment. In the last few seconds of the half, the 3rd goal went in. The half time score in favour of St. Fiacre’s was 3 - 6 to 0 - 4.
The second half was to be Dunnamaggin’s. Eddie Dunne started the Dunnamaggin reply with a point and the fight back started from there. They had battled a strong bitter wind in the first half combined with a hill and they were going to use this to their advantage in the second half. Jamie McLoughlin having taken a heavy blow fought for every ball. The half back’s started to clear more and more ball with Dylan Crehan and Co. working extremely hard. The scores started to come for the mighty Maggans with points from Rory Lodge and Luke Fitzpatrick setting the path for Dunnamaggin’s first goal from Luke Fitzpatrick bringing the score to 3-6 to 1-6. The fight back was seriously on.
Dunnamaggin continued to show their skill with a point from Conor Lawlor and a great goal from Darragh O Keeffe. St Fiacre’s came back with a point of their own but it was to be their last score.
Then it came, the decisive period for Dunnamaggin- Another goal from Luke Fitzpatrick followed by one from Conor Lawlor and the security they needed in the last few minutes, a point from Conor Lawlor. Final score St Fiacre’s 3 - 7 Dunnamaggin 4 - 8. A heroic comeback from a great panel of players, 11points down at half time. Well done lads!!!
Panel:- Harry Walsh, Conor Hoban, Killian Lafford, Conor Brett, Adam Fitzpatrick, Luke Fitzpatrick, Dylan Crehan, Rory Lodge, Ian Walsh, Robbie McCauley, Darragh O’Keeffe, Nicky O’Shea, Jamie McLoughlin, Eddie Dunne, Conor Lawlor, Barry Cleere, Alex Moore and Cathal Ryan.
FORT RANGERS U 13 HAVE GREAT YEAR - The U 13 Fort Rangers soccer team, which has many players who also hurl for Dunnamaggin GAA won all their matches this season, bar one which they drew, and will be promoted to Division 1 next season. The team is managed by P.J. O’Keeffe, assisted by John Walsh and Michael Rossiter (Danesfort). The panel of players is as follows: Daire O Neill, Liam Coomes, Conor Hoban, Cathal Ryan, Darragh O Keeffe, Sean Carroll, Nicholas Rossiter, Conor Brett, Robbie McCauley Eddie Dunne, Alex Duggan, Alex Moore, Dylan Crehan, Colin McKenna, Ian Walsh, Adam Farrell, Daniel Dowling, Missing from photo : Diarmuid Phelan (Capt.), Derek O’Carroll.
Corpus Christi - The annual Corpus Christi procession will take place in Dunamaggan on next Sunday June 2nd after 11.00 a.m. mass. Those children who received their first Holy Communion this year are invited to take a special part in the procession.
Mass - The annual mass for students sitting examinations will be celebrated in St. Eoghan’s Church, Kilmoganny on Saturday next 1st June at 7.00 p.m. Students and their parents are invited to the mass.
KILMOGANNY GOLF SOCIETY - will have its first outing of the year this Friday, 31st May, to Ballykisteen Golf Club in Tipperary. The Society is always looking for new members to join (contact either Dermot O’Shea 087 - 4193229 or Peter Moran, Moran’s Shop, Kilmoganny). This year’s other outings include West Waterford, Enniscorthy, Mountrath, Gowran and Bunclody Golf Clubs.