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5th October, 2013 • ISSUE 140
Bishop Sheil Centenary
Senior Hurling Quarter Final, Dunboyne vs Kilmessan, Kilmessan’s Team, back row from left; Paul O’Brien,
Sean Power, Stephen Clynch, Ger O’Neill, Pater Farrell, Eoin Marshe, Shane bRennan, Paul Grimes, Darren
Reilly, Niall Flynn, Sean Doyle, Nicky Horan, Declan Smith, Mark Munnelly, Cathal Burke. Front row from
left; Paddy McGovern, Padraig Maguire, Kevin Keena, Danny Tyne, Danny Maguire, Mark Brennan, Richard
Donnelly, Charles Keena, Martin Horan, Malcolm Doyle, Kevin Reilly, Pauric Burke, Tony Horan, Peter Reynolds:
Alan Russell. ©John Quirke Photography
back in Senior Hurling Final
Kilmessan will be aiming to bring the Jubilee Cup back to the village this
Sunday. The club takes on Longwood in the senior hurling final in Pairc
Tailteann at 3.30pm. It is the first time Longwood have been in a final since
1961 - when Kilmessan beat them. The last time that Longwood won a senior
hurling championship was in 1936, beating Kilmessan, so it will be all eyes on
who comes out on top this time. Kilmessan’s last title was in 2008, and they
were beaten by Kildalkey in 2009.
Paths to the Final
First Round
Kilmessan 4-10, Killyon 2-14.
Longwood 2-12, Kildalkey 0-13.
Second Round
Kilmessan 1-14, Boardsmill 1-14.
Longwood 1-13, Kiltale 1-14.
Third Round
Kilmessan 2-17, Kildalkey 2-10.
Longwood 2-14, Boardsmill 1-11.
Fourth Round
Kilmessan 1-12, Kiltale 1-18.
Longwood 0-16, Killyon 0-9.
Fifth Round
Kilmessan 2-16, Longwood 2-13.
Kilmessan 3-13, Trim 0-11.
Longwood 1-10, Navan O’Mahonys 0-5.
Kilmessan 3-15, Dunboyne 2-13.
Longwood 1-22, Kiltale 2-16.
(Information courtesy Meath Chronicle)
Rory McIlroy played Killeen Castle last week.
While he had played a couple of times as an
amateur there, this was his first time as a pro. He’s
pictured practising his swing beside the sculpure
of course designer Jack Nicklaus on the first tee.
Writers’ Circle Book
Meath Writers’ Circle will launch ‘A Gathering
of Poetry and Prose’ on Friday 18th October in
Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, with local contributions
from Myra Lalor, Frank and Peggy Murphy, John
Wiseman, Carmel Murray, and Mary Jo Gibbons.
Mary Lavin season events
Launch of ‘Mary Lavin’, published by Irish
Academic Press, Co Library, Navan, 10th October,
8pm; ‘Storiesof Mary Lavin’, ‘A Likely Story’ and
‘The Widow’s Son’ presented by Two Chairs
Theatre Company, various branch libraries, 15th18th October; Showing of documentary ‘An
Arrow In Flight’ Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, 5th
November, 8pm; ‘Tales from Bellinter’, Bellinter
House, 10th-14th November; ‘Mary Lavin’s Life
Lessons’, a talk by Heather Ingman of Trinity
College, 21st November, 8pm, County Library,
Navan; ‘Mary Lavin: A Personal Insight’, a talk by
her grandaughter, Kathleen MacMahon, 12th
December, Co Library Navan. A celebration of
the centenary of
a presentation to
Kilmessan native Bishop
Joseph Sheil, who
became fourth Bishop of
Rockhampton, Australia,
will take place on
Sunday 13th October, at
11am Mass in Kilmessan.
Joseph Sheil was born at
Swainstown, Kilmessan,
on 17 February 1873.
His father, Richard,
worked as a steward/
gamekeeper on the
Preston estate at
Joseph was baptised
Bishop Joseph Sheil
on 21st February 1873
at Kilmessan Church by the curate, Fr James Nulty. A note says
“Baptised sub conditione” which may suggest that he may have
been in danger of death at his birth and he was baptised by the
mid-wife. Richard Sheil died 29th September 1894 aged 63 years.
The family then moved to Lower Exchange Street, Dublin and
established a number of businesses in the city including Grattan
Stores in Temple Bar and the Grattan Hotel on Essex Street.
Richard’s widow, Anne Sheil, died 12 January 1924, aged 85 years,
and was buried in Kilmessan.
International Rules captain’s local links
All-Ireland event for
Donegal GAA football captain Michael Murphy, who has been named as team captain for the upcoming
International Rules series tests against Australia, has family connections in the Dunsany area. The 2012
Donegal All-Ireland winning captain will lead Ireland’s campaign in both Cavan on October 19th and
seven days later at Croke Park.
Donegal’s victory over Mayo in last year’s All Ireland senior football final brought great delight for one
particular family - the Hutchinsons from Clavinstown, as team captain Michael Murphy is a nephew of
John Hutchinson, and spent a lot of his earlier years in the area. John was delighted to see his nephew lift
the Sam Maguire trophy last year, and score the opening goal so early in the game.
“It’s great, because when he was a younger lad, his grandfather noticed there was something wrong with
his walk,” John, who is a brother of Michael’s mother, Mary, told the Meath Chronicle after the final.
“It turned out he needed surgery, as there was a problem with his leg and hip, which could have left him
walking with a limp. So he came to stay with us in Dunsany, as it was nearer Temple Street Hospital than
his Donegal home.”
Michael, whose father Mick is a Mayo native retired garda, stayed with the Hutchinsons all the time he was
attending the hospital, and enjoyed spending time around the Dunsany area with John and Maria, and
his cousins, Joe and Stephen. John recalls the Murphys helping the Hutchinsons move house from the
Dunsany Castle courtyard to Clavinstown, and has images of young Michael on film helping them make
the move.
Michael’s father was very much behind bringing the game of football back into the east of Donegal. Most
of the All Ireland winning team of 1992, captained by Anthony Molloy, was from ‘west of the gap’.
“I have a lovely photo of Michael and Stephen sitting each side of Anthony Molloy when we met him in
Ardara afterwards,” John says. The 23 year-old Donegal captain is studying sports science in Dublin City
University, and is in regular contact with his local relations.
The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland will stage the second annual
All-Ireland Hedge Laying Championship at Grange Boyne, Kilmessan,
today, Saturday 5th October. The event will take place on the farm of
Tom Rowland, who hosted hedge-laying demonstrations there some
years back.
Last year’s inaugural annual championships, held in Moneymore, Co
Derry, was a great success with 14 of the country’s leading hedge
layers taking part and hundreds of spectators turning up to watch, this
year the organisers are hoping for even more. Hedge Laying has many
names around the country, breasting or stretching or layering the
hedge being the best known.
It was the traditional winter work on farms all over the island, and this
form of management produced enough wood to heat the farmhouse
all through the winter, as well as rejuvenating the hedge and keeping
it stockproof, all a far cry from the mechanised management of
today, leaving our hedgerows in many cases, shattered and gappy,
disintegrating and broken.
The Hedge Laying Association was founded in 2004 with the expressed
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Joseph Shiel (as it was spelt in Australia) began his education at
Kilmessan National School. The school would have been a single
storey building at the time. Having shown signs of a vocation he
received his secondary education at St Finian’s College, Navan. In
June 1892 Joseph won a scholarship place to St. Patrick’s College,
Maynooth, entering in September 1892. He was ordained there on
19 June 1898 by the Archbishop of Dublin, William
Walsh. Dr. Carr, Archbishop of Melbourne, was on a visit to Ireland
and made an appeal to the newly ordained priests to volunteer
for Australia. Fr. Shiel applied and the Bishop of Meath granted
permission for him to go.
On 19 August 1912, while visiting his mother in Ireland, Father Sheil
was notified of his appointment as
Bishop of Rockhampton. At a special
presentation held in the Temperance
Hall, Kilmessan, on Sunday, 12
January 1913, Bishop Joseph Shiel
was presented with a silver-gilt crosier
by the parishioners of Kilmessan and
Dunsany. The silver crosier was based
on the crosier of Clonmacnoise. This
event will be commemorated on
Sunday, with a Mass in which Fr Dan
Moore, now retired in Rhode, Co Offaly,
who served in Rockhampton, Australia,
will take part. Noel French has
prepared a pamphlet from which this
information has been taken which will
be available on Sunday week. A plaque
will be unveiled after the 11am Mass.
The Sheil family burial plot in Kilmessan.
The launch of the hedge laying event at Tom Rowland’s farm.
purpose of putting this traditional rural skill back on the modern
agricultural agenda as the benefits to farms of well maintained healthy
hedgerows became increasingly evident The craft of hedge laying
dates back thousands of years and the regular practice extends the life
of the trees almost indefinitely.
Hedges that were laid during the demonstrations on Rowland’s farm
seven years ago will be on view, while a hedge planted by Tom’s late
father in 1968 will feature in this year’s championships. The farm is
located on the Scurlogstown to Bective Road.
Kilmessan are Under-15
Camogie Champions
85 years of Dunsany National School 1928-2013 Gathering
Saturday 21st September 2013
n Recent Bereavements The death occurred
recently of Kaline Murray, Drogheda, daughter
of the late Oliver Plunkett and his wife, Mona
(nee Peters) of Railway Street, Navan; and of
Monica Lynch, Drumree, wife of Johnny and
mother of Martin, Enda, Triona and Aine.
Judges’ remarks
Kilmessan are Meath U-15 camogie champions after a hard fought win over Ratoath in the final
played before a large crowd in Kilmessan. The two teams were evenly matched for most of the
first half with just a point between them towards the end of the thirty minutes. Then just on the
stroke of half time Joelle Smyth struck for the second time when she rifled to the top corner of
the net after a fine solo run to leave the score KIlmessan 2-03 Ratoath 1-02 at half time.
Ratoath threw everything at Kilmessan and a goal and a point brought them level with 10
minutes of the second half played. Both sides battled hard and the game was in the balance
until Smyth struck home her third goal of the game to put Kilmessan in front.
Kilmessan continued to increase their lead with some fine points and try as they might Ratoath
couldn’t get back in the game. The Kilmessan backs held firm to the final whistle to run out
winners on a 3-06 to 2-04 scoreline.
After the match Meath County Board Chairman Martin Heneghan presented the trophy to
Kilmessan captain Niamh Costello.
Kilmessan : Amy Duffy, Emily Harlin, Kim Farrell, Rachel Duffy, Hannah Loughran, Aisling Walsh,
Laura O’Neill, Megan Thynne (0-01), Niamh Costello, Katie Walsh, Aine Brady (0-01), Nadine Doyle
(0-03), Ciara Hickey (0-01), Joelle Smyth (3-00), Emma Duffy. Subs : Leah Dennehy for Emma Duffy,
Abbye Donnelly, Ciara Brady, Shauna Clynch. (Report: Hogan Stand).
Pictured at the presentation of the cheque were Jamie Conway, Sean Fox, Ailish and David Smyth and regular
customers of Crocketts Bar, Bective.
The Doc’s Close Shave for Crumlin
Sean Fox, aka ‘The Black Doctor’, presenting a cheque for €1,425 to Jamie Conway, Community
Fundraising Manager, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, at a presentation night in Crockett’s, Bective
Bar, on Monday night last. The cheque was the proceeds of a Head Shave which took place in
Crocketts on the 31st August and Sean thanked all those who supported his fundraising effort.
He thanked sponsors Millbrook Frozen Foods, Crocketts Bar & Lounge, Lismullin Developments,
Ross Filling Station , Bective Filling Station and everybody who sponsored him and supported
him on the night. Jamie Conway , Community Fundraising Manager of Crumlin Children’s
Hospital thanked Sean and said that without the efforts of people like Sean and the individual
donations such as this cheque that Crumlin Hospital couldn’t carry out the necessary works
which were a vital part of running the hospital.
n Wedding Bells
Congratulations to Fidelma McKeon, Old Road,
Dunsany, on her recent marriage to Ciaran
Clancy from Lucan in Dunsany;
to Paul Keating, Curtistown and Amanda
Sheehan on their marriage in Blackpool, Cork;
and Bobser O’Brien, Ringlestown and Aoife
Quinlivan on their wedding in Co Clare.
Eileen King and Catherine Lynch
Mary Commins, Maureen Mc Donagh, Patsi Teeling
and Catherine Bockett
Rene O Sullivan, Caroline Donnell and Bernie Kellett
Rene O’Sullivan and Michael Smith
Betty Harrington Smyth, Maureen Feely O’Connor
and Maureen Smyth
Mary Costello with
Sean and Phyllis O’Neill
n Ruby Wedding
Congratulations to Peter and Dolores
Donohoe, Killeen, on their recent 40th
wedding anniversary.
n New Arrival
Congratulations to Ronan Collier and Grace
O’Malley on the arrival of their new daughter,
n Chernobyl Charity Walk
Renee O’Sullivan’s walk for the Chernobyl
Children’s Trust Walk takes place on Sunday
13th October takes place from Dunsany Hall
at 2.30pm.
n Senior Camogie Final
Kilmessan take on old rivals Trim in the senior
camogie final, at 4pm today (Saturday) in
Longwood. All support welcome.
n Christopher’s Jackpot
Well done to Christopher Smith of Ringlestown
who won €6,900 in this week’s
Dunsany GFC lotto draw.
n Taking Flight
Kilmessan Camogie and Friends are coming
together to do a Charity Skydive in aid of The
Friends of St Lukes Cancer Care and Kilmessan
Camogie. We are very grateful to those who
have sponsored our group so far and thank
you to those who donated from far and wide
online on our Charity page www.mycharity.
Please Sponsor our 14 very brave Skydivers
when you see them: Stephanie Horan,
Michelle Horan, Ann Marie Dennehy Martin,
Sinead Cusack Markham, David Keogh,
Declan Bambrick , Gavin Gillespie, Cedric
Letellier, Siobhan Doyle, Laura Forde, Mary
Ellen Sheridan, Noreen Sheridan, Treasa
Sheridan, Brid Sheridan. Please support them
in whatever way you can - date of Skydive to
be decided soon.
Nellie Meehan and Angela Tyrell at
Ann Crocock and Joan Collier
Dermot Smyth and Rose Neylon
Jimmy Maguire and Paddy Lynch
Jane Lawlor and Jackie Clynch
Francis Smyth and Philip Mc Enteggart
Lisa Horan and Orla Crocock
Gerald Smith, Peter Donohoe and Lucy Monaghan
Michael Feely, Peter Donohoe and Frank Harrington
n For Sale
Caravan Awning, 13ft- complete
(in good condition).
Also Caravan Toilet Porta Potti 245 (as new)
Phone (086) 157 9148.