Hospice walk raised close on €3,000

Kilcummin News

The organisers of the Hospice Walk with to thank all those who helped in any way. A special word of thanks to sponsors, Kilcummin Post Office, Lir Café, Larking’s Bakery and Star Seafoods as well as all those who donated some baking.

The beautiful Easter egg, sponsored by Lir, was won by Maura O’Sullivan, Anabla and many more prizes donated by various people were given out.

This year 174 people took part and €2,970.20 was raised. The money has been forwarded to the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

The Kilcummin Hospice walk was initiated in 2006. For a number of years it took place in the Muckross and Dinis but moved to Kilcummin some years ago. Since 2006 in excess of €60,000 has been donated to Kerry Hospice.

Juniors: Kilcummin 7-12 Laune Rangers 2-12. A great overall team performance saw Kilcummin convincing winners in this tound one game. First half goals from Kieran Nagle and Willie Maher set them up well but second half goals from David Hickey and Oscar O’Connor twice finished the game as a competition. Kieran Fleming pulled off a great save in the final minute as Laune Rangers kept on trying to the end.

In the county league Kilcummin kept up their good form and had a comprehensive 1-27 to 1-14 victory over neighbours Currow in Kilcummin. Matthew Keane was scorer in chief with nine points to his name in a man-of-the-match performance.

Seniors: Brendan Kealy executed two great saves and kicked two frees in a first half that saw Kilcummin pull away and lead by nine points at the break. The excellent Kieran Murphy and Sean O’Leary were replaced at half time by John McCarthy and James Nagle respectively and both lads had great performances John kicking three points from play while James got a great goal.

Mikey O’Shea also gave a great performance kicking four points, while Sean Moynihan settled in well on his debut scoring the team’s final score.

Team: Brendan Kealy, Sean Brosnan, Donal Maher, Jamie O’Donoghue, Sean O’Leary, Chris O’Leary, Willie Maher, Kieran Murphy, Kevin Gorman, Padraigh Nagle, Matthew Keane, Shane McSweeney, Mikey O’Shea, Damien O’Leary, Oscar O’Connor.

Subs: John McCarthy, James Nagle, Kelvin Teahan, Daniel O’Leary, Tomas O’Connor and Sean Moynihan.

Lotto: There was no winner of the Mastergeeha FC lotto jackpot on Friday when the numbers drawn were 11, 12, 22 and 25. Consolation prize winners were €100: Flor O’Sullivan, Knockataggle More; €30 each: Lyno, Noreen Nagle, Mastergeeha, Kilcummin and John Looney, Mastergeeha, Kilcummin. The jackpot is now €7,200.

Clean-up: Please note that more bags are available for the Kilcummin Looking Good clean-up of your areas from the Rural Development Office. People who participated in the County Clean-Up Day (and any others who are willing to help) are encouraged to do a further clean up in their own areas. Bags, when full, can be returned to the Rural Development Office.  If you are unable to do so, please contact the Rural Development Office or Kilcummin Looking Good.

Death: Sympathy is extended to the family of Mick Ahern, Dunrine who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Pilgrimage: There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, June 16. Mass for the group will be celebrated in the Apparition Chapel. Book at Kilcummin Post Office and the fee is €30 which includes return bus fare and breakfast.

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