Kingscourt News 23rd September

Bridge ;
N/S.  1 st. Nuala Mackin & Eileen Hanratty, 2 nd. Margaret Green & Martha Murtagh, 3 rd. Bridie Kennedy & Lucy Brennan.  E/W. 1 st. Ena McGinley & Ann Russell, 2 nd. Anna Byrne & Nuala Carolan , 3 rd.  Claire Lane & Sheila Sullivan.  Kingscourt Bridge club meet every Monday at in Cabra Castle Hotel, new members most welcome.

Whist; 10 th. Sept;
Top Score (shared) , T.P.Callaghan, Cathleen Finnegan & John Fitzpatrick, 1 st. Lady ; (shared) Olive Rooney & Victoria Rowntree, 2 nd. Lady ; Brege McKenna, 3 rd. Lady ; Nuala Mackin, 1 st. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 2 nd. Gent ; Johnny Smith ,  3 rd. Gent ; Rose Traynor.
Whist ; 17 th. Sept.
Top Score ;   Kay Russell ,  1 st. Lady ; Brege McKenna, 2 nd. Lady ; Catherine Blake , 3 rd. Lady ; Marie Leahy, 1 st. Gent : Johnny Smith , 2 nd. Gent ; Vincent Clarke , 3 rd. Gent ; Ann Russell.  Kingscourt Scial Services, Whist Drive. Every Tuesday at in the Matt Talbot Hall, new members welcome.

Cancer, Charity Shop ;
Kingscourt Cancer Charity shop is open Thursday  & Friday to and Saturday  , to It is located in Church Street, Kingscourt.  Kingscourt Cancer Fund provides “Free  Taxi” service for patients to any hospital, for further information contact your local Dr’s  or any committee member.

Marriage ;
Congratulations to  Mr. Stephen Rogers , Birragh and Ms. Roisin Flynn , Drogheda on their recent marriage. Couples intending to marry in the Diocese of Meath, must complete an  ACCORD pre-marriage workshop, contact

Baptisms ;
The parish community welcomes recently baptised, Samuel  James Lewis and Alfred  Vincent  Fitzgerald who were baptised recently.  Baptisms take place on the second and fourth  Saturdays of each month at in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

Dun-an-Ri, Drama Group;
Dun-an- Ri  drama group have resumed in the Parish Centre on Tuesday nights at , all welcome.

Extra Points for Tidy Towns ;
With the recent announcements of this years  Tidy Towns  awards, Kingscourt increased their marks by 3 points on last years marks, all the hard working committee members are to be complimented . There efforts in keeping the towns streets  free from litter is also commendable .It is worth noting that some towns that have won awards, this year, have discontinued  using litter bins.

Mini Marathon, Thanks ;
Sincere thanks to all  who were involved in the Ladies Mini Marathon in aid of  JP United , which raised € 3,242. The proceeds have been used to  purchase a voice  recognition  TV and dining room suite  for JP.

Died in England ;
The death occurred recently in Wigan, Manchester of Mr. Charlie McCabe, formerly of Moyar, Kingscourt . Funeral took place on  Monday last in   Wigan. The deceased who was in his 73 rd year , was a frequent visitor to the area .  He is survived by his   Wife, Kathleen,  son,  Damien ,daughters , Eileen and Julie, son-in-law ,Paul, grandchild. Alexander , Brothers ; Jimmy and Frank, Kingscourt , Tommy, Bailieboro, Johnny and Paddy, England, sisters ; Rita, Kingscourt, Teresa, Kathleen , Philomena and Eileen, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

Regretted Death ;
There was genuine regret and sadness  in the area at the death  of  Mr. Tommy McCaul, main street, Kingscourt, on  Saturday  14 th. Sept., his  sudden  death ,not only came as a great shock to his family but also to the wider community. For many years he was involved in the running of the family restaurant , he was also an active member of the farming  community, with his farm and livestock, he also assisted his late father with his farming activities.  In the  eighties  and nineties  he was  an active members of Kingscourt   Stars, GFC,   and as a members of their senior  team won 6  championship medals. He was an accomplished  player, with his position in the half forwards, and he rarely finished a match without scoring at least two or three points. He was also gifted in that he could kick with his left or right foot,  a  quite and un assuming person who  enjoyed being involved  with  the team members at practices or matches.
There was a large and representative attendance at his funeral which was accompanied by  a guard of honour of members of Kingscourt Stars  GFC  to the Church of the Immaculate Conception  on  Wednesday 18 th. Sept.  For con-celebrated  Requiem funeral  Mass .  The celebrants were  Rev.  Fr. Fernando  Ncube and Rev. Fr. Emmet Carolan,, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery .    Predeceased by his father, Joe he is  survived by his  heartbroken mother, Cathleen ,  brother ,  Joe,  sister , Marie, brother-in-law , Justin , sister-in-law ,  Laura, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended, he will be sadly missed from the community.

Regretted Death ;
The death occurred of Mr. John Tierney, Copponagh, Bailieborough who died  on 17 th. Sept. , peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, following an illness fought with great courage and dignity .  A kind and gentile person he will be forever missed by his sister Kathleen Curtis (Coravelis). The Tierney family in Copponagh, sister-in-law Annie,nieces Ann  Williams, Mary Gerity,nephew  Patrick and his wife Patricia , their children  Rachel, Philip,Emma and Kevin and the extended family Nulty (Derrydamph )  Curtis and Tierneys in New York.  Removal on Wednesday evening to the Church of the   Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt with Requiem funeral Mass on    Thursday  19 th. Sept. With burial afterwards in St. Anne’s  cemetery, Bailieborough.

German  Students  Visit ;
A group of 30 German school students will visit Kingscourt from September 30 th. to   October 6 th. 2013.    The group who will be staying with host families in the local area will take part in various educational trips which this time will include a day trip to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. There will also be a day to visit some of the local tourist  attractions , such as the  Dun-An-Ri  Forest Park and Cabra Castle Hotel.  A Gaelic football match as well as the traditional evening of music and dance are being organised by local people.  On Sunday  October 6 th 2013  the group will travel to Dublin  where they will spend a few days  exploring the highlights of the capital  city before returning to Germany.  The visit is being organised by Sandra Carolan, a native of Kingscourt who has been living in Germany since 1984. This is the second visit  from Germany this year. Thanks to the support from the people in the community, previous visits to Kingscourt have been very successful and enjoyed by everyone.

Regretted Death ;
The  death occurred  peacefully in Cavan General Hospital  on Wednesday 18 th. of Sept. Of Mrs. Patricia (Kitty) Carolan (nee McCaffrey)  St. Mary’s Rd.,  Kingscourt and formerly of Turners Hill, Kingscourt.   The  deceased who was in her 80 th. year was predeceased by her husband ,Paddy and had only been ill for a short period.  Removal  on Friday  20 th. to the Church of the Immaculate Conception  Kingscourt for con-celebrated Requiem funeral Mass, with a large and representative attendance present, the celebrants were  Rev. Fr. Fernando  Ncube and Rev. Fr. Emmet Carolan, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.   In her early years  Kitty   was an active member of the Kingscourt Dramatic society, and in 1953  she took part in a pantomime “Old King Cole” which was staged in St. Mary’s Hall and was directed by the late Rev. Fr. Nicholas Foley .   Deeply regretted by her loving sons;  Noel and Padraig, daughters ; Maria , Patricia , Verona , Catherine , Geraldine and Elizabeth, daughter-in-law,  Joan, sons-in-law, Pabo, Pascal and John. Sister ; Mrs. Mary  Sheenan, Dublin Road, Kingscourt .  She had 14 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren, relatives and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

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