FOOTBALL - The senior footballers face Thomastown in the opening round of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Senior Football championship in Bennettsbridge on Saturday afternoon next at 2.30 p.m. The locals did not enjoy a successful league campaign but will be hoping to improve on their performances on this occasion.
The under-14 footballers played out an exciting draw with Dicksboro in the Roinn C league in Jenkinstown on Sunday morning. The city side started best but Conahy bounced back with a well taken goal. There was very little between the sides from then on with some great football displayed by both sides on what was a bitterly cold morning. In the end, they could not be separated, sharing the spoils at 3-4 apiece.
TEAM: Karl Downey, Tommy Hennessy, Dylan Bergin, Frank Gunner, Conor Blanche, Darren Cuddihy, Thomas Rice, Laurence Feehan, Geoff O’Shea, Ethan Butler, Conan Dunne, Eoin Cahill, Darragh Dooley, Vincent Brophy, Paul Healy. Subs: Shane O’Loughlin, Harry O’Mahony, Ciaran Rice, Robbie Dooley, Cian Harding.
LOCAL BEREAVEMENTS - It was a sad week in Conahy Parish and most especially in Jenkinstown with the deaths of three parishioners.
Billy McEvoy resided at Lower Ardaloo where he farmed up to the time of his death. Mr. McEvoy is survived by his wife Margaret, sons, John, Gerry, Eamonn and Richard, daughters Kaye and Eileen, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Following the funeral mass in Jenkinstown Church interment took place in Dunmore Cemetery. Martin Shearman died early last week at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Ballyragget. Mr. Shearman resided at Ballycarron, Threecastles. He was predeceased by his wife Ann. He is survived by his daughters Ann and Ita, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brother Seamus (Jim), sister Mary, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Following the funeral mass in Jenkinstown Church interment took place in Conahy Cemetery.
On Wednesday of last week there was great sadness in the Parish when the news filtered through that Kathleen (Kit) Lacey, Gragara, Jenkinstown had died. Kit had been ill for a short period. However her sudden death came as a great shock to her family and friends. The Lacey family are ardent supporters of the Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club and Kit was a regular visitor to the GAA Club House in the Polo Grounds. The esteem in which the Lacey family are held was reflected in the large attendance at their home and at her funeral. She will be greatly missed by her family and her wide circles of friends in Conahy, her native Ballyragget and throughout the country. She is survived by her husband Toddy, son Brian, Daughters Aine (Mulhall), Olive (Lacey) grandchildren, Grace, Jack, Billy, Killian, Tommy, & Rachel, sons-in-law Shane & Alan, daughter- in- law Patricia, brothers, sisters nieces nephews relatives and friends. Following the funeral mass in Jenkinstown Church interment took place in Conahy Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanameacha.
FANCY DRESS - A fancy dress party to celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend will be held in the GAA Clubhouse on this Saturday night. All club members are welcome to attend and there will be a small cover charge on the night.
LOTTO RESULTS - The numbers in the recent Conahy Shamrocks GAA Club Lotto draw were 1, 13 and 15. There was no jackpot winner so the consolation prize winners were Declan Buggy, Katie/Jack/Joanne Comerford, Catherine Kennedy, Shay Og Brennan, Nickey Brennan. The promoters’ prize winners were Teresa Declan Downey, Conor Brennan and Mona Dooley. This week’s jackpot now stands at €5,600.
CAKE SALE - The children of St. Colman’s N.S., Conahy wish to invite all to a cake sale at the school on Sunday, March 24th at 11.30 a.m. (after 11 o’clock Mass). Teas and cakes will also be served and all proceeds are in aid of Conahy Community Playgroup. Please be sure to support this very worthy cause.