Weekly News 8th July 2013

08 July 2013

CEMETARY MASSES in Dunamaggan Parish will be celebrated as follows: Kilmoganny Cemetery on this Friday 12th July; Kilree Cemetery on Wednesday 17th July and in Dunamaggan Cemetery on Friday 19th July. All masses will be celebrated at 8.00 p.m.

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THE GATHERING 2013: The Programme of Events for the Kilmoganny/Dunamaggan Gathering 2013 is as follows: Friday 2nd August: St. Eoghan’s Centre: 8.00 p.m. Gathering Opening - Talk by Siobhan Talbot Group Managing Director, Designate, Glanbia and Noel Hickey, winner of a Record 9 All Ireland Medals. 8.30 p.m. – Caroline Brennan documentary maker on “The Lavery’s” will give a talk on John Lavery which will be followed by a Power-Point presentation given by The Lady Lavery Society on The Art, of Sir John Lavery. Teas will be served afterwards with time for a chat. Saturday 3rd August: Afternoon Under 10 Hurling Blitz in Dunnamaggin GAA Grounds. 5.15p.m. Fun Match “Fathers versus Camogie Daughters”. 7.00 p.m. – Emigrant Theme Mass in St. Eoghan’s Church Kilmoganny with traditional music, song and readings, afterwards an Unveiling of a plague to the late Moria Moore, This will be followed by a Historical Guided Tour of Kilmoganny Village, Poetry Recital in the Old Graveyard and a Walk through L’Arche Gardens where light refreshments will be provided. 8.30 p.m. – Bingo in St. Eoghan’s Community Centre. Live Music in “The Horse and Hound” from 10.00 p.m. to 12.30 a.m. with Kiwi Paddy. Sunday 4th August: 10.00 a.m. Service in St. Matthew’s Church Kilmoganny followed by a tribute to the late Miss Gabbett with a procession to her grave led by “Kilmoganny Harriers” a treasured part of our heritage and culture. A Photographic Exhibition from the Past will take place in St. Eoghan’s National School; An Art Exhibition will be held in St. Eoghan’s Centre; Also Street Stalls with local fare and delights for all. 12.00 noon – 4.00 p.m. Tea served in St. Eoghan’s Centre 1.00 p.m. Cross Country Poc Fáda – Registration in St. Eoghan’s Centre; 1.30 p.m. Children’s Fancy Dress 2.30 p.m. Jellybean Julie – Children’s Entertainer will entertain the children with a Magic and Puppet Show. 2.15 p.m. -4.15 p.m. Open-Air Ceìli in Dunphy’s on old time platform; 4.00p.m. Tug of War – Who are the strongest men in Town, barrel of beer to the winning team -in Michael Moore’s field (Opposite School). 4.00 p.m. -8.00 p.m. BBQ Food available, Hot Dogs, Burgers etc. 5.00 p.m. -7.00 p.m. “Divil the Bit” – Folk and Ballad Group will play in Dunphy’s Car Park. 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Disco by Tim Chambers. 10.00 p.m. – Until Closing Five Piece Band Vegas Nights with Raffles Prizes etc. 

PARKS TENNIS will take place at the Tennis Court in Kilmoganny from Monday 15th July to Friday 26th July. The cost is €15 for 10 lessons per child. The lessons will be as follows: From 2.00 p.m. for Under 8; From 3.00 p.m. over 8 and from 4.00 p.m. for over 10. All enquiries to 086 – 0702969.


HISTORY OF DUNAMAGGAN meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th July at 8.00 p.m. in St. Eoghan’s Centre, Kilmoganny. Anyone who has material which has not yet been submitted is asked to bring it to the meeting.


KELLS HANDBALL CLUB: In the 60 x 30 County Championships in the Senior Singles Ger McGrath (Kells) defeated William Love (Clogh) but was then defeated in the next round by Ducksie Walsh (Talbots Inch); in the Intermediate Doubles Brendan Burke/Diarmuid Burke (Kells) went through to the next round; in the Intermediate Singles Diarmuid Burke (Kells) defeated Kirk Green (O’Loughlin’s), Anthony Martin (Kells) defeated John Morrissey (O’Loughlin’s) and Brendan Burke (Kells) progressed to the next round;

In the Leinster 60 x 30 Championships in the Junior B Doubles Dan Breen/Anthony Martin (Kells) received a walkover from Stephen & Martin Doyle (Carlow) and Diarmuid & Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated John & Vinny Farrell (Meath); in the Junior Singles Ger McGrath (Kells) was defeated by  Conor O’Brien (Offaly); in the Junior B Singles Brendan Burke (Kells) defeated  Kevin Cooke (Offaly) and Anthony Martin (Kilkenny) defeated  Chris Doyle (Wicklow); in the Ladies Intermediate Singles Marie Walshe (Kells) was defeated by Rachel Hogan (Kilfane).

In the Juvenile 60 x 30 County Championships representing Kells in the Girls U 13 Singles were Kerrianne Power and Kym Ryan; in the Girls U 15 Singles was Aoife Walsh, in the Girls U 16 Singles was Elaine Power, in the Girls U 17 Singles Karen Walshe defeated Niamh O'Shea (Kilfane) in the final, in the boys U 15 Singles was Jack Crehan, in the boys U 16 Singles was Conor O’Dwyer and Roy Cullen who was beaten in the final by Padraig Cooney (Clogh), in the Girls U 13 Doubles Kim Ryan and Kerrianne Power were beaten in the final by Caoimhe Kelly and Emer Farrell (Kilfane), the winners of the Girls U 17 Doubles were Aoife Walsh and Sarah Molloy, in the boys U 16 Doubles Roy Cullen and Conor O’Dwyer were defeated by Dylan Caulfield and Maurice Walsh (Kilfane). Congratulations and well done to all.


CLUB SPONSORS: This year Joe Sheridan of Sheridan Stain Glass www.sheridanstainedglass.com is the sponsor of the Dunamaggan Intermediate Hurling team. Our pictures show Joe Sheridan and son Sean presenting the Jersey to Club Captain Noel Hickey. The Club would like to also thank the Priory Bar, Kells for its sponsorship of the team over the last few years. (see photo attached)

GOLF CLASSIC: The Dunamaggan G.A.A Golf Classic will take place on the 16th and 17th August in Callan Golf Club. All golfers young and old are welcome. Entry includes post game meal and many prizes. Please contact Michael Murphy on 086 2364864 or 056 7728210 for more details.


KELLS SCOUTS: The 6th Kilkenny Kells Scout Group celebrated 10 years in existence last weekend with a camp for all age groups at the Community Centre in Stoneyford. A great time was had by all, with around sixty Beavers, Cubs and Scouts sleeping under canvas during the two night camp. A full day of fun activities was held on Saturday with a "duck race" in the evening and the climax of the weekend was a sing-song around the campfire on Saturday night. All food was sponsored for the weekend which allowed the Scout Group to donate a sum of money to Crumlin Children's Hospital. The scouts extend thanks especially to Supervalu Callan, Iverk Products, Glanbia and Dawn Meats for their generous support.