It’s good to see the fallen pier at the Mosstown white gate is being restored post haste. A group of men were observed hard at work very recently carrying out the very intricate task of re-building this well known landmark. So far, the base of the pier has been laid down up to the first plinth leaving it ready for the main part of the structure to be replaced and eventually the eagle which at present is sitting patiently on the grass to be raised to its former perch.
Meanwhile, the rest of the village is beginning to look like it should gain marks at various locations. One or two points here and there will add up to bring the village a bit nearer to it’s neighbouring competitors. The new playground, the thatched cottage and all the public buildings, including the clock tower are all very well presented and will no doubt bring in those hard sought after extra points.
Congratulations and best wishes to Liz Farrell, Clough Dillons who celebrated a very special birthday with a surprise party from her family over the past weekend.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for June 30th were 6, 8, 23, 25. There were two match three winners - Sean Penrose, McHugh Park, Kenagh and Ethel and Irene Casey, Newtowncashel, win forty euro each.
Winners at the community centre last Thursday night were Peter and Freda, twelve games, eighty euro and Niall and Liz, 10 games fifty euro. Table prizes Pat and Tom, John and Larry, win twenty euro each. Raffle: Jimmy Donegan, Simon Boland, Val Mulvihill, Eugene Kelly, Betty Gerety and Simon Boland, all win ten euro each.
Arrangements are well advanced for the forthcoming hay fest at Glanmore on July 27th.
The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for July 6 were 19, 22, 26, 30. There was no match three winner and the following names were drawn - Paddy Murray, Curraghmore; Bridie Kiernan, Kenagh; Carmel Kelly, Newtowncashel and Ned O’Toole, Ballymahon, all get 20 euro each.
In brilliant sunshine, 31 children from Kenagh competed in the Longford Community Games Finals last weekend. The weekend got off to a fantastic start on Saturday with Jack Patterson winning bronze in the boys u16 discus, Cian Farrell, Patrick O’Brien and Charlie Patterson also did well in their field events. Sunday again was a very exciting day, with our first Gold Medal going to Keelin McGann in the boys u14 80m Hurdles. Robyn Molloy Doherty got 4th in the girls hurdles. Bronze medals went to Aoibhinn Kelly and Lauren Manser in the girls u10 60m hurdles. Well done to Josh Kelly and Oliver Manser whom both reached the u10 hurdles final, Cormac McGann also reached the u10 200m final. Owen McGann and Millie Flanagan also competed in the 200m event. Niall Curley, Daniel Galvin, Emer Farrell and Niamh Hegarty all got through to the u8 finals, with Daniel winning bronze in the u8 80m. Sean Carberry, Harry Byrne, Riona Kelly and Aobh Halse also competed in the u8 events. Grainne Donohue and Frank Patterson both performed very well in the u12 600m, as did Dylan Horkan and Jamie Byrne in a very fast u14 800m and Ronan Farrell in the u16 1500m. The sprints were next with Kevin Byrne and Clodagh Smith, unfortunate not to reach the final in the u10 100m, Alex Mulvihill McNamara and Aisling Manser ran in the u12 100m. Our next two gold medals came from Cian Nolan who ran a fantastic race in the boys u14 100m and the Thomas McGann with a superb run in the boys u16 100m. Cian Carberry also reached the final of the boys u16 100m and was very unfortunate not to come away with a medal. Next up was the relays, with our mixed u10 team reaching the final, our u14 boys ran a great race, with Cian Nolan running a fantastic last leg and just unfortunate to be pipped at the line for the gold medal, the silver medal winners were Jamie Byrne, Dylan Horkan, Keelin McGann and Cian Nolan with sub Patrick O’Brien. The reigning champions, the boys u16 4 x 100m again ran superbly once again to win gold, the team is Corey Molloy Doherty, Aaron Kelly, Cian Carberry and Thomas McGann, with subs Jack Patterson and Ronan Farrell. Congratulations and well done to all who competed on the day, you all performed very well and did Kenagh area proud. The very best of luck to Keelin, Cian, Thomas and the boys u16 relay team who now go forward to represent Kenagh and Longford Community Games at the National Finals in Athlone in August.
St Christophers Services
St. Christophers Services local branch church gate collection was organised by Rose Egan, Joan Mulvihill and Robin Carberry. €314.90 was collected, we thank all the organisers and members of the public for their generous donations.