THIS YEAR the annual mass of welcome for new parishioners and celebration 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. The evening of beautiful sunshine set a marvellous back drop to this picturesque setting. At the end of the mass, celebrated by Rev. Nicholas Flavin P.P. the Well was blessed and the congregation blessed with the water from the Well. The ancient stature of St. Leonard was also on display at the celebration. After the mass a picnic, sing-song and chat followed in the grounds of St. Leonard’s Church around the Camp Fire. It was a very enjoyable evening for all present.
D.K.K. LOTTO - The winning numbers of the July 23rd draw were: 2, 16, 27. There was no jackpot winner. The following won €30 each: James Cahill, Rachel McCormack, Dan Whelan, Aoife O’Neill and B. Brennan. Next week’s jackpot is worth €1,450. The Bingo jackpot in St. Eoghan’s Centre on Saturday evening is worth €1,320. The Pool number is worth €240.
ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS - Whites Church Cemetery, will take place on this Friday 3rd August at 7.30 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH’S CARE HOME FOR ELDERLY, KILMOGANNY - will circulate envelopes in the near future as part of its annual collection. The Home which was established 30 years ago provided accommodation in compliance with HIQA regulations for low dependency residents. In order to comply with the HIQA standards upgrading was necessary. The Home and its management ensured that the strict HIQA standards of care were reached by the Home. Accommodation in compliance with HIQA regulations is available to residents of low dependency who are over the age of 65 years. The continual financial support from the local community has ensured that St. Joseph’s Home offers the highest standards of accommodation and support to residents. In addition the Home provides meals for many people living in their own homes as well as a Day Care Centre on Wednesdays.
KELLS HANDBALL CLUB - In the County 60 x 30 Championship in Intermediate/Junior Singles Dan Breen (Kells) was defeated by John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s); in the Senior Doubles Brian Manogue/Ger McGrath (Kells) defeated Eddie Bourke/ Joe Hennessy (O’Loughlin’s); in the Ladies Singles Catherine Foley (Windgap) defeated Marie Walsh (Kells); in the Minor Singles Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) defeated Ronan Egan (Clogh); in the Intermediate Doubles Brendan Burke/Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Dan Breen/Anthony Martin(Kells); in the Minor Doubles Brendan Hyland/Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) defeated Mark Dowling /Patrick Brennan (Mothel); in the Minor Singles Brendan Hyland (Kells) defeated Patrick Brennan; in the Senior B Singles Shem Kelly (Mothel) defeated Patrick Funchion (Kells); in the Intermediate Singles Anthony Martin (Kells) defeated Andrew Hosey (Clogh); In the Leinster 60 x 30 championship in Junior B Singles Anthony Martin (Kells) defeated John O’Neill (Kilkenny); in the semi final of the Minor Singles Stephen O’Dwyer (Kells) was defeated by Galen Riordan (Wexford); in the Junior B Singles semi final Diarmuid Burke (Kells) was defeated by Robert Cleary (Wicklow); in the Ladies Intermediate Singles Leinster Final Marie Walsh (Kells) was defeated by Aoife McCarthy (Westmeath); in the Leinster Final of U 21 Doubles Patrick and Peter Funchion (Kells) defeated Jason and Cory Murphy (Wexford) in 2 games. In the Juvenile Leinster 60 x 30 Championship in the Girls U 15 Singles Sarah Molloy (Kells) defeated Offaly (Andrea Cooke), in the Girls U 15 Doubles Karen Walsh (Kells) and Deirdre Purcell (Windgap) defeated Offaly, in the Boys U 12 Doubles Eoin Brennan (Kells) and Jack Barcoe (Kilfane) defeated Offaly (Shane Murtagh & Finn Dempsey) and defeated Carlow (Eoin Hosey & Cormac O’Brien) to go through to the Leinster Final; in the Boys U 13 Doubles Conor Murphy and Conor Condon (Kells) received a walkover from Offaly (Cathal Killeen & Gary Carling), and in the Boys U 14 Singles Roy Cullen (Kells) defeated Offaly (Aaron Blake).