Weekly News 15th April 2019

15 April 2019

Kells Handball Club Report to April 14th 2019
In the Juvenile 40 x 20 Team Championships in the All Ireland Semi Final Kilkenny’s U12/13 Team of Cathal Buckley (Kells), John Hayes (Kells), Conor Doyle, Niall Drennan, Adam Clifford, Bobby Brennan, James Kenny and Sean Morrissey defeated Cork 90-27 and then went on to win the All Ireland Final defeating Tyrone on a score-line of 90-22. Congratulations and very well done.

In the Juvenile County 40 x 20 championships BU10B Doubles representing Kells were Darragh McCormack/Matthew Corr and Steven Hoyne/Robbie Lyons who all played great but didn’t make the Final. In the Juvenile County 40 x 20 championships, in BU11B Doubles Mattie Murphy/Ronan O’Mahony (Kells) lost out in Group 2. Timmy Corr/Daniel Darwick (Kells) won out Group 1 and went on to defeated Rian Dowling/Dan Carroll (Talbots Inch) in the Final. Congratulations and very well done to you all.

Thank You to all who attended the recent public meetings in Dunnamaggin and in Kilmoganny. There was a great turnout at both and plenty of ideas about what can be done do to improve Dunnamaggin Parish for the people who live in all parts of it. A working group has been formed and work will begin based on the suggestions received at both meetings.The group is looking for more people from the Kilmoganny part of the parish to join it. Please email Trish Finegan at trishfinegan1@gmail.com or call her on 087 7565376 if you are interested. From small acorns great trees grow!

Lotto Results: Draw 8th April 2019 Winning numbers : 13 - 25 - 30. No jackpot winner. 5 * € 30 : Mia Byrne ( Pete Moran ), Shane Cahill ( Malachy Hogan ) Clare Kennedy ( Pete Moran ), Peter Roberts ( Malachy Hogan ) Eoin Hickey ( Anne Hickey). Jackpot Next Week €4,450 Venue : Delaney's Kells

Bingo: St Eoghan's Centre Kilmoganny every Saturday night @ 8.30 pm. All Welcome

Allied Forces in World War 2: Do you know anyone from Dunnamaggin and the surrounding town lands who served in the Allied Forces in World War 2. A memorial is planed for those who died and all who served will be included on a database for to record them for future generations. Please send any names,rank,number,regiment and any other details to kilkennywarmemorial@gmail.com or post details to 48 John st,Kilkenny or phone 086 3369080.

Keep Dunna Winning: Join the new Dunnamaggin Hurling and Ladies Football Club Development Fund Lotto Syndicate. €20 a month will give you weekly entry to the Euro, National and Local lotteries. There are limited places available so watch out for the forms to join up which will be out shortly.

Bridge Club Charity Night: Many thanks to our sponsors and all the players from the neighbouring bridge clubs who supported our very successful bridge night in aid of St. Joseph's Community Care Home. A cheque for €1,300 has been presented to the home.
Results: Section A: 1st: Breda Holohan & Maura O'Mahony: 2nd: Ann Egan & Chrissie O'Halloran: 3rd: Ita Crowley & Philip Brennan: 4th: Catherine Burke & Helan Lanigan: 5th: Rita Townsend & Jackie Kenneally: 6th: Gerry Fitzgerald & Nellie O'Shea: 7th: Margaret Duggan & Margaret Grace
Section B: 1st: Nellie Lahart & Margaret O'Shea: 2nd: Kitty Meagher & Maura McCarthy: 3rd: Catherine Hegarty & Stella Tennyson: 4th: Elizabeth Lanigan & Grace Landy: 5th: Margaret Dunne & Mary Delaney: 6th: Josie O'Gorman & Tina Ronan: 7th: Kathleen Denny & Eileen Phelan
Bridge is held every Wednesday at 7.20pm sharp in St. Eoghans Centre, Kilmoganny. All welcome.

Captain Pat Walsh - Commemorative Weekend 20th and 21st April:

Easter Saturday 20th April: 7:30pm Historical Lecture in the Old School Hall, Dunnamaggin: ‘Kilkenny during the War of Independence’. Presented by Eoin Swithin Walsh. Focus will be given to how Dunnamaggin was affected during the war.

Easter Sunday 21st April:

11:00am: Parade from Old School to Pat Walsh Monument Partaking in the parade will be: The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel, The Dr. O’ Hurley Pipe Band, The Reserve Defence Force, The Ladies Gaelic Football Club, The Adult and Juvenile G.A.A. Club, Irish dancers and singers, The Scouts.

12:00 noon - Easter Drama and Egg Hunt: All ages up to 6th class are welcome to come along to the Dunamaggin School to help the Easter Bunny get her Easter Eggs back from the Big Bad Wolf…! Entry is free!

6:00pm – 9:00pm Music in Townsends Pub: John Joe O’ Farrell and Richie Cahill make their long awaited debut in Townsends Bar. Raffle with fantastic prizes available on the night.

Easter Open Mic Kilmoganny. 8.00pm Thursday 25th April. All singers, musicians, story tellers, and audience members welcome. A particularly warm welcome to people who are learning their craft and have not performed before an audience before. No charge.

'Keeping it Delightful' The next 'Keeping it Delightful' Coffee Morning and Recycling Event will take place in Kilmoganny Hall from 10.30am to 1.00pm on Tuesday 30th April. Everyone welcome. Put the date in your diary. More details next week.

The Nation is Coming To Tea!
This May 2nd Alzheimer’s Tea Day will celebrate 25 years of supporting the 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. The Biggest, most powerful and enjoyable tea party in Ireland! We hope you will support this special day by organising a Tea Day event at your home, workplace, local community centre or parish or somewhere special. Invite your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to have a cuppa and maybe a treat or two!

Mega Easter Market at Mullins Mill, Kells Co Kilkenny next Sunday 21st April.  Lots of stalls with food and crafts.  Art exhibition -  face  painting -  Kiddies Easter Bonnet Competition - all day egg hunt and lots more.  Market starts at 11am until 4pm