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Kilcummin Notes 14/08/2020


Sympathy is extended to the families of Margaret O’Connor, Kilbrean and formerly Tournonaugh and Jerry Kerrisk, Inch who died recently. May they rest in peace.


There was great sadness within Comhaltas members in the parish when news came through of the sad passing of Margaret O’Connor, Kilbrean and Tournonagh. Margaret along with her husband Tom and their daughters were active members of the Branch at both participation and administration over a long period of time. Margaret was a member of the very successful Senior Set dancing group in the late ninties and early 2000’s and enjoyed huge success at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and numerous other competitions. The Branch would like to extend their deep sympathy to Tom, Karen, Tara, Marguerite and the extended O’Connor and Cronin families on their sad loss. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.   


Kilcummin Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs are reopening under new management. For information please contact Jennifer O’Sullivan at 087 9663770.


Club members under the age of 17 years of age on January lst 2021 who are interested in participating in the East Kerry Scór na nÓg. Competitions; Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Set Dancing and Table Quiz please contact Scór Officer Marie O’Leary on 087 4619954.


Minor Football fixture Kilcummin v Gneeveguilla this Saturday @ 4pm in KilcumminMinor


Kilcummin 1-12 Dingle 0-18. If one expected Dingle to have an easy ride with this one, being that we were already destined for a relegation playoff, they reckoned without the spirit of this team. They matched favourites Dingle throughout until the last 10 minutes when their superior scoring power told and they ran out three point winners. Shane McSweeney was belying his years at midfield but had to retire early and we certainly felt his loss in those closing minutes. A brilliant Kevin McCarthy goal, a penalty save by Brendan Kealy and some amazing points from Paul O’Shea were the highlights from a Kilcummin perspective but the never say die attitude and resilience of our players is a joy to behold and very encouraging going forward. We now face a relegation battle in an effort to maintain our senior status against Templenoe but first it’s Mid Kerry in two weeks time in the County Championship. A warm welcome to Chris O’Leary who played his first game in a year after returning from Australia while we wish a speedy recovery to our injured players, Kieran Murphy, Enda O’Sullivan and Dan Moynihan. Team: B. Kealy,  D. Maher, K. McSweeney, O. O’Connor, Chris O’Leary, S. O’Leary, J. Nagle K. Gorman, S. McSweeney, P. O’Leary, G O’Leary, K. McCarthy, N. Duggan, P. O’Shea, M. Keane. Subs used Mikey O’Shea, Danny Cronin.

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