Community Games: Kenagh Community Games 2012 - results: Girls Preschool Race: 1st Mia Rowan, 2nd Eimear Farrell. U6 60m 1st Leah Carberry, 2nd Rachel Flanagan, 3rd Carly Flood, 4th Riona Kelly, U8 60m 1st Micheala Hall, 2nd Shauna Flood, 3rd Tori McCormack, 4th Aoibhinn Kelly; 80m 1st Micheala Hall, 2nd Shauna Flood, 3rd Aoibhinn Kelly, 4th Tori McCormack; U10 100m 1st Ciara Farrell, 2nd Lillian Casserly, 3rd Grainne Donohue, 4th Niamh Farrell; 200m 1st Ciara Farrell, 2nd Lillian Casserly, 3rd Grainne Donohue; 60m Hurdles 1st Ciara Farrell, 2nd Lillian Casserly, 3rd Grainne Donohue, 4th Niamh Farrell; U12: 100m 1st Robyn Molloy, 2nd Rebecca Plummer; 600m 1st Robyn Molloy 2nd Rebecca Plummer; Ball Throw 1st Robyn Molloy, 2nd Rebecca Plummer; U14: 100m 1st Aoife Geraghty; 80m Hurdles 1st Aoife Geraghty; Long Puck 1st Aoife Geraghty, 2nd Robyn Molloy, 3rd Rebecca Plummer; Long Jump 1st Robyn Molloy, 2nd Rebecca Plummer; Boys - Preschool Race 1st Niall Curley, 2nd Keelan Clarke, 3rd Sé Hegarty, 4 Sean Carberry; U6 60m 1st Daniel Galvin 2nd Harry Byrne 3rd Adam Curley; U8 60m 1st Gavin Bawle, 2nd Kevin Byrne, 3rd Conor McGann, 4 Cormac McGann; 80m 1st Gavin Bawle, 2nd Kevin Byrne, 3rd Conor McGann, 4 Cormac McGann; U10 100m 1st. St Kyle Hall, 2nd Cian Farrell, 3rd Charlie Patterson 4th Frank Patterson; 200m 1st Kyle Hall, 2nd Charlie Patterson, 3rd Cian Farrell, 4th Frank Patterson; 60m Hurdles 1st Kyle Hall, 2nd Cian Farrell, 3rd Charlie Patterson, 4th Jack Madigan; U12 Loom 1st Dylan Horkan & Cian Nolan, 2nd Keelin McGann, 3rd Jamie Byrne; 600m 1st Dylan Horkan, 2nd Cian Nolan, 3rd Keelin McGann, 4th Jamie Byrne; Long Puck 1st Cian Nolan, 2nd Keelin McGann, 3rd Dylan Horkan; Ball Throw 1st Patrick O’Brien, 2nd Keelin McGann, 3rd Cian Nolan; U14 Loom 1 Thomas McGann 2nd Cian Carberry 3rd Shane Farrell 4th Aaron Kelly; 800m 1st Thomas McGann 2nd Cian Carberry 3rd Ronan Farrell 4th Corey Molloy; 80m Hurdles 1 St Thomas McGann 2nd Cian Carberry 3 Rd Aaron Kelly & Ronan Farrell; Shot Putt 1st Thomas McGann 2nd David Noad 3rd Cian Carberry; Long Jump 1st Cian Carberry, 2nd Jack Patterson, 3rd Corey Molloy; U16: Loom 1st Karl Farrell 2nd Daniel Kelly; 1500m 1st Daniel Kelly; Discus 1st Daniel Kelly 2nd Karl Farrell; County final will take place in Ballymahon on Sunday 10th June 2012. Further details will by issued by text. Thanks to our coach Emmet Kenny who looked after the starting line; Kenagh GAA committee for the use of the pitch and facilities and Alan Percival for his assistance on the day. Michael Duignan for his help with the medals; Tess Doyle who supplied some of the treats for the kids; Fr. Tom and Fintan Farrelly for their help with the notes. Best wishes to all Kenagh swimmers participating in the county finals on Sunday next May 13th.
CANAL WALK: Canal walk from 2pm to 4pm from Brannigan harbour to Foigha Kenagh with music later at Jimmy Leavy’s pub on Sunday 3rd June in aid of the Friends of St Lukes for cancer research,cure and care. All are welcome bring family and friends ,enjoy a relaxing afternoon’s walk with music after while supporting a good charity. Anyone interested in getting a sponsorship card please contact John Joe Whitlow on 086 1690492 or Martin Walsh on 087 7433850.
LOTTO: The numbers drawn in Kenagh GAA Lotto for May 6th were 1,5,24,30. There were two match three winners Ian Hicks c/o Tom Canavan and Aishling O’Donnell win forty euro each.
GOOD WIN: Congratulations to to Maureen McDonald Deerpark Kenagh who won a handsome sum of money on winning Streak on RTE one last Saturday night. No doubt her winnings which were in the region of 20,000 euro will bee very welcome and will be put to good use. Maureen is a native of Granard and had moved into the Deerpark housing estate just over a year ago. We wish her happy spending and good luck with her good win.
COMMUNIITY ALERT: There will be an important meeting of community alert in Saint Dominics Centre on Wednesday May 23rd at 8.30pm. Its important that every townland should be represented. Break ins are continuing in every part of the county. A full tank of heating oil was removed overnight during the past week in the Kenagh area.
LAUNCH: The launch night of Kenagh Enhancement Plan is on Friday 18th May at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All are invited to attend in particular those who presented ideas to be included with the plan. LCRL will be represented on the night. An opportunity to present our local ideas not to be missed.
PRESS NIGHT: a special meeting and press night will be held in Corlea interpretative centre on Friday evening May 18th at 7pm. All members of Wetlands Heritage Ireland are expected to attend. This event is being held to prepare for the Barry Rafferty Day on June 9th. More later.
DEATH: There was a feeling of loss and sadness throughout the parish this weekend from the death of Jimmy Walshe of Kilcomock. Jimmy was eighty five years old when he passed away in Saint Josephs hospital where he spent the past three years. Jimmy was a remarkable man by the fact that he was a diabetic for over seventy years of his long life which is now believed to be a national record. He lived with diabetes since he was thirteen years old ,yet despite his medical handicap he managed to live a full life. During his early years he worked with Johnny Frayne in Kenagh before he emigrated to England where he spent forty years in the drapery business. He liked the odd flutter on a horse and was a very keen card player. Jimmy was noted for being so clean and tidy ,very well spoken and always dressed immaculately. He was the last of a family of four brothers and one sister. He will be buried in Kilcomock cemetery after eleven o’clock Mass in Saint Dominics Church on Monday May 14.
FIRST COMMUNION: Best wishes to all the pupils of second class in Kenagh national School who will be making their first communion on next Saturday at 12 o’clock. Full list next week.
PROGRESSSIVE TWENTY FIVE: Winners in Saint Dominics Centre last Thursday night were Noreen and Mark twelve games 100 euro.Bill and Peter ten games 60 euro. Table prizes Mary and PJ Maureen and Simon,Ned and Tom all get twenty euro each. Raffle Tommy Hanley Peter Donlon Kathleen Maguire Jimmy Cahill Mike McCormack Annie Egginton all win ten euro each.
MOSSTOWN HISTORY: Our history of Mosstown is now in the final stages just ready to go to print which hopefully will be launched on Friday night June first in the El Paso. With almost one hundred pages it will cover one thousand years of the history of the oldest estate in county Longford. The focal point of the book will be the burning of the Corn Mill and its traumatic aftermath which occurred just over a century ago. Press release next week.