They say that lightening can strike the same place twice, so be it. Kenagh GAA Lotto committee have found themselves in the same position with two major prizes paid out in the space of a fortnight. Last week we recorded the lucky winner of 15,000 euro which came as a pleasant surprise considering that the major prize was not claimed for almost five years beforehand. Hot on the heels of Sean Marlowe win, Jim Madden, Cloughan, Moydow won 10,000 euro with the four correct numbers which were drawn in Kearney’s pub last Monday night. We congratulate Jim on his big win and wish him happy spending. The numbers drawn were 7, 16, 21, 27. There were also four match three winners Joan Mulvihill, Fintan Derwin, Gary Percival and Cormack Flynn, all win twenty euro each. The draw now reverts back to 2,000 euro for four correct numbers and will increase by multiples of fifty euro until it is won again.
There will be a table quiz in Gav’s Bar in Kenagh on this Friday night May 1st in aid of Kenagh and district Development Association. Table of four will be forty euro. There will be a raffle and refreshments served. All support will be greatly appreciated with a special appeal to residents in the new housing estates. Each estate could arrange a table or two for the quiz.
Winners in St Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Niall and Liz, fourteen games, they share seventy euros, Paddy and Mick, eleven games, they share forty euro. Table prizes: Kathleen and Mary, Jimmy and Bill, all win ten euro each. Raffle: Bernie Walshe, Sean Parker, Packie Feeney, Willie Fox, Niall Hughes, Chris Cox all win ten euro each.
Sadly, we record the death of William (Willie) Plant which occurred at Saint Joseph’s hospital Longford on April 22nd after a long and painful illness. Willie was a very active member of the farming community and worked his land at Barry for all his adult life. He was a very active person until he developed a circulation problem about three years ago which required his leg being amputated and completely hospitalised. Willie was in his eighty fourth year and had enjoyed good health for over eighty of those years. He was a big strong sturdy man, very hard working and a most obliging neighbour. Although he was very dedicated to his work, he was a very laid back quiet and easy going kind of character. He liked nothing better in life than a pint of Guinness, a pull of a cigarette and a chat about farming affairs. Willie was a very local man never travelled too far in the world, just wherever his reliable Ford brought him. No doubt, he was a very friendly decent kind of man who never had a wrong word to say about anyone. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and neighbours but moire especially by his brother Fred, sisters Millie, (Canada) and Evelyn, Southampton, nieces, nephews, grandnephew and a large circle of relatives and extended family. He was buried in Saint George’s cemetery after two o’clock service in St George’s Church on last Saturday.
We also offer sincere sympathy to the Mulvihill family, Shrule, Ballymahon on the death of Caroline Mulvihill which occurred at her residence after a long illness, painfully suffered with dignity and patience. She was interred in Shrule cemetery after eleven o’clock mass on Friday last. May they both rest in peace.