D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the July 16th draw were: 20, 21, 32. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: Rose Coyle, MEVG, Peggy Donovan, Noel Hickey and Michael Cooley. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,300. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €1,310. The Pool number is worth €230.
KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the County 60 x 30 Championship in Senior B Singles Patrick Funchion (Kells) defeated Ger Anthony (Mullinavat); in the Intermediate/Junior Singles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Diarmuid Brennan (Mothel); in the Minor Singles Brendan Hyland (Kells) defeated Eoin Doyle (Clogh). In the Leinster 60 x 30 Championship in the Junior B Doubles Brendan and Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Conor O’Connor/Joe Cummins (Meath); in the U21 Singles Leinster Final Patrick Funchion (Kells) defeated Niall O’Connor (Kildare). The One Wall Nationals were held in Citywest, Dublin and competing from Kells Handball Club in the Men’s 23 & Under B was John Fitzgerald but he didn’t make the final.Kells competed in Feile na Gael 2012 which was hosted in Dublin. Kells Division 2 team of Roy Cullen, Jack Crehan, Conor Murphy, Conor Condon and Eoin Brennan played in UCD against Mallow and Carrickmore and Kells Division 6 team of Brian Farrell, Colin McKenna, Cillian Lafford, Rory Lodge and Michael Power played in St. Brigid’s GAA Club in Blanchardstown against Na Fianna, (Dublin), Fahy Cross (Offaly), St. Brigid’s (Dublin) and Crinkle (Offaly) but unfortunately neither team qualified for the finals. Cillian Lafford from Kells was selected as the Division 6 Feile Hero Award Winner 2012 and was presented with a Certificate. (Photo Attached)
GAA - Dunamaggan u 12 hurlers had a great win recently against Ballyhale. The match was played in Dunnamaggin on Saturday 14th last and was a ding dong affair. Dunnamaggin’s backs played very well in this first half with Dylan Carroll and Dillon Wall to the fore, with the latter scoring a great point when moved to the forward in the second half. In the forwards, Conor Brett, Daniel Power and Luke Dunne took the fight to the Ballyhale boys and challenged hard for every ball. There was little between the teams in the first half and as the break approached, the sides were level on 2 points each. However, Eoghan Cody stood over a free for Ballyhale just before half time and somehow the ball deceived the backs and our solid goalkeeper Denis Walsh to dip under the crossbar for a goal. At half time the score was Ballyhale Shamrocks 1 – 2, Dunnamaggin 0 - 2. Dunnamaggin came out fighting in the second half and got an early goal through Daragh O’ Keeffe after some great work by the same player. A second soon followed from Eddie Dunne who was very busy on the right wing and both sides also exchanged points. Ballyhale responded with a second goal of their own, again through Eoghan Cody who was being well marshalled by both Harry Walsh and Conor Hoban in turn at centre back and full back. Cathal Ryan was a real thorn in the side of the Ballyhale defence and was rewarded with a goal after some hard work at the three quarter stage. After the sides exchanged further points, the long whistle went leaving the final score at Dunnamaggin 3 – 6 to Ballyhale Shamrocks 2 – 4. Great credit goes to all of the Dunnamaggin players and substitutes who gave their all on the day. As well as those mentioned above, particularly good performances on the day came from Dylan Crehan and Adam Fitzpatrick, with Ian Walsh and Robbie McCauley scoring some great points. Daragh Walsh and Ger Coffey also played vital roles when introduced. Both sets of players know each other well from having won Community Games All Irelands together with Aghavillar over the past three years and the sides are due to pay each other again in Ballyhale in the coming weeks where an equally close game is expected.
MASS OF WELCOME AND FAMILY - This year the annual mass of welcome for new parishioners and celebration offamily will take place at St. Leonard’s Well, in Dunamaggan. The ancient well is located between the river Glory and Dunamaggan G.A.A. pitch on the land of Ned Kieran. All are very welcome to the celebration and it is hoped to have the usual picnic, sing-song and chat by the camp fire after mass in the grounds of St. Leonard’s Church. Children are especially welcome to the celebration.
GOLF CLASSIC - The annual golf classic organised by Dunamaggan Hurling Club will take place on 17th and 18th August. All those who are interested in competing should contact Michael Murphy at 086 – 2364864 or 056 – 7728210.
LATE MRS MARY KEHOE - The death occurred recently of Mary Kehoe formally of Raheen, Dunamaggan in St. Columba’s Hospital, Thomastown. She is survived by her children Breda, Tommy, Judie, Paddy Larry and Jim. Her remains were received at St. Leonard’s Church, Dunamaggan by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. on Monday 16th July. The mass of christian burial was celebrated on the following day by Rev. Nicholas Flavin. During the mass members of her family read the readings and prayers of the faithful, presented the gifts and her son Jim thanked all those who cared for Mary during her long illness whether at home or in hospitals. She was laid to rest in Danesfort Cemetery. May she rest in peace.