Kenagh

St. Christophers Services: Ballymahon Local Branch are holding a meeting in there new building in Parkside (beside Ballymahon GAA pitch) on Friday 7th September at 8.30pm. All Members are asked to attend. New members are welcome.

St. Christophers Services: Ballymahon Local Branch are holding a meeting in there new building in Parkside (beside Ballymahon GAA pitch) on Friday 7th September at 8.30pm. All Members are asked to attend. New members are welcome.

Motivational Fittness: pt will be running an exercise class in the Kenagh community centre on the 18th of September at 8 o’clock.The class will be fun and friendly, it will be a combination of all exercises so there will be something for everyone, suitable for all fitness levels. Classes run on a 6 week block session.Places are limited so booking is essential to reserve your place.For bookings or further details contact Darren on 086-0662781.

WHIST:Don’t forget the monthly whist drive in the Lecture Hall Kenagh on Tuesday night September 11th at 9pm. Refreshmets served. New players very welome.

DEATH: This week we sadly record the very sudden death of Frank Higgins Saggart Co Dublin and formerly of Battery Road Longford. Frank was the second youngest son of the late Dick Higgins former county engineer and late of Abbeyderg. We owe the late Frank a debt of gratitude for his presence as guest speaker at the launch of the “History of Mosstown” at the El Paso on June first last. He showed a great interest in the Mosstown project and all things related to Kenagh and Abbeyderg.To his children,brothers sister and many cousins in this locality we offer our sincere sympathy.

IRISH DANCING: The Maureen Farrell School of Dancing will resume in Saint Dominics Community Centre Kenagh on Monday September 17 at 4.30pm.Children of all ages welcome. Fees four euro fifty cent per lesson per child with a ten euro family rate for all members of the family with further monthly deduction. No wigs fake tans or make up for dancers. Further enquiries to Maureen on 086 3702719.

KENAGH ICA: Kenagh guild of ICA will meet in Saint Dominics Community Centre on Monday next September 10th at 8.30pm. All members please attend.

LONGFORRD MARATHON: Congratulations to Sean Dooner formerly of Lislea who ran the half marathon in Longford last Sunday morning. His time was two hours thirteen minutes a time that compares very favourably with the average runners for the day.

PIANO LESSONS: qualified teacher in Kenagh/Ballymahon area now taking bookings for September. Preparations for piano grade examinations and junior cert/leaving cert practicals. Telephone 086 167 6583 for further details.

TEN K RACE: Kenagh GAA Club will be holding the ten Kilometre race on next Sunday Sept 9th.The race will take place by the Cartron Road Abbeyderg Lislea and Glanmore. All running enthusiasts are invited to take part. See GAA Notes for time and other arrangements.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION: As September approaches many people are thinking about what they will do for the Autumn/winter months. Why not enjoy learning new skills in basic computers English mathematics cookery wood work childcare etc. Part time day and evening courses are available and groups are small. FETAC level 3 certification. One to one help is available for adults who want to improve reading writing and spelling skills. Courses are free of charge. Adult Learning is the basic education service of Co Longford VEC and is now enrolling for day and evening courses in Longford Granard and Ballymahon. Contact Frances Stephenson or Thresa Callaghan (Granard 043 6686211).

CONGRATULATIONS: TO Michael Egan Kenagh and his four co-drivers who have just completed their drive to Naples (Italy) in their stretch limo which was part of a charity fundraiser for local charities.

KENAGH COMMUNITY GAMES: Well done to all who took part in the community games national finals over the last two weekends. Our swimmers were out on the first weekend with Sarah O’Boyle U16 back stroke and mark O’Boyle under 12 back stroke both reaching their finals narrowly missing out on medals. Ciaran and Shane O’Hanlon made it to the semi final. A special word of thanks to Mary O’Boyle who works hard with all the competitors each year. Last weekend our athletes were out in style .Our under 14 4 X 100 metre relay team put in a great performance running a personal best in the final to secure a fourth place medal finish. The team consisted of Aron Kelly Cian Carberry Shane Farrell and Thomas McGann. Thomas McGannn also won a bronze medal in the 1200 metre final . Truely a great achievement to get two medals at an all Ireland event. Also well done to David Noad who finished in seventh place at shot put. Jack Patterson at longjump and Cian Nolan longpuck. All the lads represnted their county and parish with great pride and we should all be very proud of them. A huge thank you to Declan Donoghue who put in a lot of time and work with all the lads. It paid off as this is the first time Kenagh have won medals at national finals since our first outing in 1974.