Congratulations to the following boys and girls who took part in our recent U10 handwriting competition. 1st Ellen Montgomery, 2nd Lauren Manser, 3rd Lauren Halse, 4th Aoibhinn Kelly. 1st Eamon Smith, 2nd Oliver Manser, 3rd Owen McGann, 4th Darren Farrell. 1st and 2nd will now go forward to represent Kenagh at the county final on 19th March. If you have not already done so and are interested in representing Kenagh in swimming at the county final on May 5th, please contact Marie McGann 086 8934458. Well done to the children who represented Kenagh at county level in draughts, chess and indoor soccer. Both our U10 and U13 indoor soccer teams were very unlucky to be beaten in close games by the eventual county champions Clonguish. Well done to the children and coaches who put in a huge effort, while no medals were won, a very enjoyable time was had by all. 2014 saw Kenagh community games enter a girls U10 indoor soccer team for the 1st time, congratulations to the girls involved and their coach Sean Kelly. The girls were very unlucky to lose to Ardagh in the last minute of a very tight game. Cross country boys and girls U13 and over 11 and mixed distance relays boys and girls U12 and over 10 and U14 and over 12, county finals will take place on Friday 4th April at 6pm in Ballymahon. If you are interested in competing in this event please give your details to Declan Donohue 086 8074295. Athletics coaching continues on Sunday at 12.00, contact Declan for further details. If anyone wishes to receive text messages , please text details to Marie McGann 086 8934458. Good luck to the children competing in Futsal competitions over the next few weeks.
First Steps Computer and internet for beginners. If you are working in the rural community, farming , a senior citizen, unemployed or part time employed. Do you have difficulty sending returns online ? Would you like to send emails ? Would you like to shop online? Irish Rural Link are holding 4 x 2 hour training sessions in Kenagh Co-operative. Please contact John Murphy on 087 2783373 or Patricia on 043 3322450 for more information. Courses commencing soon 15 euro. Free to OAPs.
The monthly whist drive will be held in the Lecture Hall in Kenagh on next Tuesday night March 11th at 8.30pm.
Next Wednesday will be Ash Wednesday and will be the first day of the seven week season of Lent. Holy ashes will be distributed after seven thirty mass on Wednesday evening. Time was when the Lenten season was given to fast and abstinence, prayer and devotion. At present Lenten activities means very little more than just Ash Wednesday and the Easter ceremonies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and finishing up with the Easter Saturday night vigil with nothing special for the days in between. No doubt a far cry from the severe rules and regulations of half a century ago. Pancake Tuesday also occurs this week which is an event much looked forward to by young and old.
Good luck and best wishes to all the boys and girls of sixth class in Kenagh national School who will be making their Confirmation on next Saturday, March 8th at 12 noon. Full list of names next week.
Winners in Kenagh last Thursday night were Niall and Liz, Bill and Pete, eleven games, they share 120 euro. Table prizes to Bridie and Bernie, Barney and Eugene, they win twenty euro each. Raffle: Liam McHugh, Peter McGarry, Noreen Gibbons, Paddy Conway, Bridie Dolan, Ivan Jones, all win ten euro each.
Community Centre AGM
The following committee were elected at the annual general meeting of Saint Dominic’s Community Centre last Monday night. Chairperson: Dara McGann, vice chair: Patricia Gale, secretary: Olga Farrell, assistant sec: Colm Murray, treasurer: John Donlon, assistant treasurer: Mandy McGrath, booking officer: Liz McGrath, manager: Danny Walshe. The committee would like to see more young people involved in the day to day running of the centre. Outgoing chairman, Father Tom Barden was thanked for all his hard work and ongoing interest in the centre. The committee would like to hear suggestions on any activity that they would like to see in the building. They wish to thank the local community for their continued support. Any queries to Dara at 086 3020444.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh Lotto for March 2nd were 4, 16, 21, 27. There were three match three winners, Martin Carberry, Kenagh; Mark Nolan, Lismackmurrough and Brian Gillen, Moydow; win thirty euro each. The numbers drawn on February 24th were 3, 19, 26, 30. There were two match three winners, Glynis O’Boyle, Kenagh and Jackie Hannifan, Ballymahon, win forty euro each.
To all ICA members, your next meeting will be held in St Dominic’s Centre next Monday night, March 10th at 8.30pm. All members please attend.