Tidy Towns

Tidy Towns

The judging for this year’s Tidy Towns and villages will be taking place soon. A big effort has been made around Kenagh in recent weeks including the painting of the old hall which has made a great difference. Some help from volunteers would be greatly appreciated, so people are invited to lend a hand on Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9pm for the next few weeks. Working together is always good, so maybe we’ll see you there.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA weekly lotto for last week June 2nd were 1, 6, 11, 20. There was one match three winner Irene and Ethel Casey, Newtowncashel, win eighty euro.


An evening of nostalgia, storytelling and an exhibition of memorabilia will take place in the Library in Ballymahon on June 24th (Tuesday) relating to local participation in World War 1. The exhibition will include old photographs, letters and various items brought back by survivors of one of the most tragic events of world history. Over forty young men and one woman were involved. At least ten men and the woman lost their lives between 1914 and 1918. The exhibition will run for the week of June 24th to 28th and admission is free during library hours. The opening evening will begin at 7pm and will include prominent speakers. The exhibition is being arranged by the Leo Casey History Group.

Progressive 25

Winners in Saint Dominic’s Centre last Thursday night were Jimmy and Mary, 12 games, 35 euro each. John and Mike, Tom and Peter, 10 games, twenty euro each. Table prizes: Jimmy and Tom, Bernie and Tom, all get 20 euro each. Raffle: Bernie Smith, Larry Grouden, Betty Gerety, Jimmy Donegan, Jimmy Cahill, Freda Connaughton, all win ten euro each.

Harvest Festival

Longford Harvest Festival will be holding a table quiz in the Pier Inn, Lisnacusha on Friday night June 13th at 9pm. Tables of four, forty euro. Raffle and refreshments. Your support will be appreciated.


Kenagh Guild ICA are hosting a brown bread competition in St Dominic’s Centre on June 16th at 7pm. This competition is open to non members. The local winners will compete at the ploughing championships in September for national award. There will also be a talk on gardening matters at the same place and time, given by Derek Healey of Moyvore Garden Centre. All welcome to both events.

Community Games

The following are the results of our Community Games Sports Day. Girls: preschool: 1st Orla McGann, 2nd Abbie McGann, 3rd Laura McGann. U6 1st Rachel McGann; U8 60m 1st Emer Farrell, 2nd Aobh Halse, 3rd Niamh Hegarty. 80M 1st Emer Farrell, 2nd Aobh Halse, 3rd Niamh Hegarty. U10 100m 1st Lauren Manser, 2nd Aoibhin Kelly, 3rd Clodagh Smith. 200M 1st Lauren Manser, 2nd Aoibhin Kelly, 3rd Clodagh Smith. 60M hurdles 1st Lauren Manser, 2nd Aoibhinn Kelly, 3rd Clodagh Smith. U12 100m 1st Aisling Manser; 600m 1st Aisling Manser, 2nd Grainne Donohue. U14 80m hurdles 1st Robyn Molloy Doherty , 2nd Aisling Manser; 3rd Grainne Donohue. Boys preschool: 1st Ruairi Kelly, 2nd Rian Halse, 3rd Leo Galvin. U6 1st Keelin Clarke, 2nd Rian McCormack, 3rd Kevin Og Murphy. U8 60m 1st Daniel Galvin, 2nd Niall Curley, 3rd Harry Byrne. 80M 1st Daniel Galvin, 2nd Niall Curley, 3rd Harry Byrne. U10 100m 1st Kevin Byrne, 2nd Cormac McGann, 3rd Oliver Manser. 200M 1st Kevin Byrne, 2nd Oliver Manser, 3rd Cormac McGann. 60M hurdles 1st Oliver Manser, 2nd Kevin Byrne, 3rd Cormac McGann. U12 100m 1st Alex Mulvihill McNamara, 2nd Charlie Patterson, 3rd Frank Paterson. 600M 1st Frank Patterson, 2nd Alex Mulvihill McNamara, 3rd Charlie Patterson. Long puck 1st Charlie Patterson, 2nd Frank Patterson, 3rd Cian Farrel. Ball throw 1st Charlie Patterson, 2nd Frank Patterson, 3rd Cian Farrell. U14 100m 1st Cian Nolan, 2nd Dylan Horkan, 3rd Keelin McGann. 800M 1st Cian Nolan, 2nd Dylan Horkan, 3rd Keelin McGann. 80M hurdles 1st Cian Nolan, 2nd Keelin McGann, 3rd Dylan Horkan. Long jump joint 1st Keelin McGann & Dylan Horkan 2nd Jamie Byrne. Shott putt 1st Cian Nolan, 2nd Dylan Horkan, 3rd Keelin McGann. U16 100m 1st Thomas McGann, 2nd Cian Carberry, 3rd Corey Molloy. 1500M 1st Thomas McGann, 2nd Ronan Farrell. Discus 1st Thomas McGann, 2nd Ronan Farrell, 3rd Jack Patterson. The following are the results of Kenagh Community Games art competition. Girls U6 1st Orla McGann, 2nd Robyn Kearns, 3rd Jessica Kearns. U8 1st Niamh Hegarty, 2nd Neasa Donohue, 3rd Riona Kelly; U10 Aoibhin Kelly, 2nd Clodagh Smith, 3rd Robyn McCormack. U12 1st Grainne Donohue, 2nd Aisling Manser, 3rd Aine Dalton. U14 1st Erin McCormack. Boys U6 1st Cathal Horkan. U8 1st Adam Curley, 2nd Harry Byrne, 3rd Isaac Kearns; U10 1st Kevin Byrne, 2nd Josh Kelly, 3rd Dylan Hennessy; U12 1st Dwaine Higgins 2nd Cian Farrell, 3rd Martin Gavin, U14 1st Jamie Byrne; U16 Aaron Kelly.

Swimming finals

Kenagh were very well represented at the Longford county swimming finals on the May Bank holiday Monday. Well done to all the children who participated and thanks to Mary O’Boyle for assisting with coaching before the finals. The following were successful on the day. Gold: Harry Byrne U8, Aoibhin Kelly U10. Bronze Kevin Byrne, U10 Nia Bartrum U12 and Jamie Byrne U14. Harry and Aoibhin now go on to represent Kenagh and Longford at the national finals in Athlone in August.

Art finals

Kenagh had nine entries in county Longford arts finals on Saturday last. Well done to all the children who participated and to their coach Ann Donoghue who prepared them for the finals, the following were successful. Gold: Adam Curley U8 and Jamie Byrne U14. Silver Niamh Hegarty U8, Kevin Byrne U10 and Aaron Kelly U14. Adam and Jamie now go forward to represent Kenagh and Longford at the National Finals in Athlone in August.

County track and field finals

Co Longford finals take place as follows – field events on Saturday 21st June at 2pm in Ballymahon. Track and relays events on Sunday 22nd June at 11am in Ballymahon GAA pitch. Training continues at 6pm on Sunday evening for these finals. Text continue to issue every week, if you wish to receive text messages – please contact 086 8934458. Best of luck to our competitors past and present who are currently taking junior and leaving cert examinations.


The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for June 7th were 2, 6, 17, 28. No match three winners and the following names were drawn. Joe Daly, c/o Sean Canavan; Sinead Nolan, Oran; Gerry Fox, Drynan and Diana Blackweir, c/o Dara McGann.


Congratulations and best wishes to Gary Percival, Corlea and Jennifer Egan, Ballymahon who were married in Saint Dominic’s Church, Kenagh last Saturday June 7th. Chief celebrant of the wedding ceremony was father Tom Barden, PP, Kenagh. Chief bridesmaid was Natasha Kinahan and bridesmaids were Andrea Egan and Lorraine Rogan. Best man was Alan Percival and groomsmen were Sean Percival and Shane Cassidy. Flower girls were Latisha Kinahan and Lily Kinahan. Page boys were Adam Percival and Cian Percival. Readers: Deirdre Killilea and Kelly Kirby. Church music was supplied by Eilish, Aine and Sean McLoughlin. We wish Gary and Jennifer all the best for a long and happy married life.