Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ballymore’s equine community has been well served recently. Greg Lawler bred Fourty Acers was a respectable third in the Summer National at Uttoxeter. The Breeners Show Blessed has been bridesmaid a few times so far. Obliging at Naas earlier in the month at a healthy SP of 6/1. While Paddy Quinlan’s Gortnahulla won be three lengths in Roscommon, ably piloted by daughter Danielle. Well done all.

The path works get ever nearer on Barrack Street. It will be great to see the final stretch completed and we will have our very own bollards.

Oxegen came and went with very little hassle. I’m sure that local organizations will benefit from the divvy up early next year. It really has established itself firmly on the festival circuit. No sign of an economic downturn for a day or two.

It was ten years ago this month.
The late Dr. Malachy Dignan retired in July 1998 after 19 years service to the village. Michael paid him great tribute. Paddy Cook of St. Johns told us about the completion of the Community Hall in Blessington and that you could buy a brick to help them along. Barrettstown Gang Camp had a very successful Open Day nad looked forward to welcoming the first group of children for the Summer Season. Colette told us about the activities of the Community Playgroup, Jeffers had a lovely piece called “the Introduction, (that man should write a book!) while Rose updated us on Breda Piper and Co. from South Africa. Eire told us about the Scoil Mhuire Parents Association deliberations about the use of school uniforms for Confirmation. Rose’s joyous piece on Kildare’s double victory over the Dubs in Leinster. ( How times have changed) The late Tom Hanlon was profiled, a busy life squeezed into two pages. The late Jack Davoren was honoured as he reaches a milestone birthday.An action photo showed Paul Douglas in action in a bout against Colin Pineault of Canada. And Tommy Dwyer “Where are Will Hennessy’s shoes.?”

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