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Altar boys identified

Here they are again. There has been great interest in these likely lads with several people, some of them in the photo, giving me the names. Éamon ÓMurchú was the first to put the names in print so he gets the credit.

And they are…

Paddy Keane, Joe Walsh,  Martin Sheehy, Breandán Ó Murchú, Caoimhín Ó Murchú, Ciarán Ó Murchú, Éamon Ó Murchú, Tom Walsh, Brendan Dalton,Brian Dalton,Cyril Kelly and John Keane.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh to all who offered to name the boys and who showed so much interest in this old photo.

The man who sent me the photo was John Sheehy R.I.P., a man whom I think of often when I am posting here. He would have loved this so much. May the sod rest lightly on his gentle soul.

Something old, something new….

A group of saintly Listowel altar boys from yesteryear,

Has anyone any idea who these people are?

Today is market day in town

 I’ll leave you with a few good news stories:

Congratultions to local girl, Eabhnait Scanlon of St. Josephs basketball club Duagh, who has been awarded a s sports cholarship to NUI Galway.

St. Josephs basketballers

 Following is a quote from the Kerry Community Games AGM

“Next weekend the National area awards will take place in Ballinasloe and Kerry have three representatives going forward. Listowel are nominated for the best area having continuously been the top area at Kerry Community Games for a number of years.”

Well done everyone! Take a well deserved bow!

Tonight promises to be a good night in The Seanchaí as Dan Keane launches his new book of limericks. Dan is a credit to North Kerry and a national treasure.

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