Many thanks to all who supported our recent Church gate collection, your donations are very much appreciated. Congratulations to Lauren Manser, our first medal winner of the year. Lauren won bronze in the girls U10 handwriting county final, well done Lauren. Well done also to Eamon Smith, Oliver Manser and Ellen Montgomery who all represented Kenagh at the county handwriting finals. Athletics coaching continues on a weekly basis – text will issue with the time, anyone wishing to be added to the text alerts, please contact Marie McGann 086 8934458. Best wishes to the U12,U13 and U14 boys and girls who will represent Kenagh at the county cross country finals in Ballymahon on Friday next, 4th April. Registration at 6pm, race commences at 6.30pm, 2 euro entry per child. If you are interested in competing and haven’t already done so, please contact Declan Donohoe 086 8074295. Our area art final will be held in the next couple of weeks, date to follow, the county art titles for 2014 are badminton, basketball, draughts, gaelic football, group singing, handball, hurdles, javelin, judo and swimming, so boys and girls get practicing.
Don’t forget the monthly Whist Drive in the Lecture Hall, Kenagh on next Tuesday night, April 8th at 8.30pm.
We offer sincere sympathy to Joe Lynch Kenagh on the recent death of his father Joe which occurred in county Meath recently.
Congratulations to Brendan Keenan, Casey Court, Kenagh, who was a winner in “Winning Streak” last Saturday night. His sister Brigid McGee took his place on the winning panel where she won 28,000 euro which caused considerable excitement among his many Kenagh friends and family present.
Hospitalised We send good wishes to Vincent Clarke, Kenagh Village who has been hospitalised over the past week.
The annual county Longford ploughing championships for 2014 will be held on the Reynolds farm at Edgeworthstown on Sunday April 13th. The county ploughing committee will be looking forward to a bumper crowd attending at what promises to be a great exhibition of skilled ploughmen from all over Ireland alongside a large display of trade stands , livestock, dog show and vintage machinery. See special supplement.
Once again Kenagh and district Development Association are having a High Nelly rally around the precincts of Kenagh village. The date of the rally has yet to be confirmed but it will possibly be on the last Sunday in April . Last year over fifty enthusiasts took part and hopefully it will be nearer to the hundred this year. This event is open to all classes of bicycles both modern and vintage. Owners of all kinds of high nellys, tandems, 3 wheelers, single wheelers both ladies and gents are invited from all over the county to attend. Vintage dress would be an extra attraction but not necessary. This event is open to all kinds of bikes even the most modern types. Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. All bike owners are urged to oil up their machines and get fit for this very enjoyable event. More later.
KDDA are organising scrap collection as a fundraiser for the tidy Towns effort. Anyone who wishes to donate any sort of scrap metal such as cast iron, steel, copper, aluminium and brass are asked to leave it in the usual place in Harrison’s yard. Large amounts will be collected, no plastic or cardboard will be accepted. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated as it can be turned into money and help to clean up the countryside also.
Ardagh and Clonmacnois pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014, 27th May to 1st June. 5 nights – fully inclusive price 699 euro. Places available – please contact Joe Walsh Tours 143 lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel 01 2410812 or 01 2410811. Pilgrimage director Rt Rev Monsignor Bernard Noonan PP Moate Co Westmeath. Tel 090 6481 180. Director special section for the sick: V Rev Michael Scanlon PP Cloghan Co Offaly tel 090 6457122.
Winners in Kenagh last Thursday night were Jimmy and Mary, ten games win eighty euro. Tom and Jimmy, nine games, they win fifty euro. Table prizes: Mary and Tommy, Robin and Tom, all win twenty euro. Raffle: Peter Donlon, Billy Dolan, Sean Parker, Barney Kenny, Tom Farrell, Niall Hughes, all win ten euro each.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh Lotto for March 30th were 17, 18, 24, 28. There was no match three winner and the following names were drawn - Eilish Egan, Rathmore; Diana Blackweir, Taughmaconnell; May Maguire, Ballinalee and Betty Finn, Derrahawn, all win twenty euro each.