Published 07/11/2012 | 09:47
None of the stakes at last week's Castleisland coursing meeting may not come this way but the input by a number of Knocknagoshel men in the efficient committee played leading roles in ensuring the meeting was an outstanding success. Hares like stags was the order with some rare buckles the order of the day. Whilst the opening day was squally the second day was most pleasant with the course looking its best . The general opinion now is that Castleisland coursing meeting has few equals in the south of Ireland.
Knocknagoshel folk attended in large numbers the annual 1st of November Horse fair in Castleisland combining trawling through the fair and doing some shopping . There was a grand selection of animals on offer for sale but it was the fleshy animal that was most sought after and a downpour at 2pm
virtually washed out the street trading.
MONTH OF THE DEAD
November is the month of the dead and it's refreshing to see so many visiting the two local cemeteries and remembering their dead .
Gunfire was to be heard loud and clear all-round this district on the opening day of the Pheasant shooting season . Despite the bad year Cock Pheasant were most plentiful and heavy bags were the order. During the opening days a number of foxes were routed.
Down through the years two local men George O'Callaghan and Anthony Mangan have distinguished themselves as outstanding cattle drovers. Well on Sunday last the pair rallied to another call when they piloted their tractors in the massive Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor Run from Brosna to Cordal. Aenaes Lane and Gerard Mangan also from this locality took part .
Extended Sincere sympathy is extended to the Curtin family Ahane , Brosna and the O'Donnell family , Coolegrane , Brosna , on their recent sad bereavements.
ALL IRELAND GLORY
It now looks like all three Kerry club teams Kenmare in Junior, Finuge in Intermediate and Dr Crokes in senior could all make it to Croke Park on final day. In the hurling scene it looks like Ball duff have a tough nut to crack in Ballybrown from Limerick on Sunday next . We wish the Ferrymen all the best in their quest to emulate the feat of the men of 1891.