Photo: Liam Downes from the internet
Another Time, another Pestilence
Photo and caption from David Kissane on Facebook
Welcome to Kilmoyley! This is possibly the first cuckoo in the Ardfert Kilmoyley region for 2020, photographed yesterday by Hubert Servignat who lives a short distance away. Tá an samhradh ag teacht!
Cuckoo (Neil Brosnan)
I blame the parents more than the youngsters
Those most deceitful of our refugees.
Planners and plotters, ingrained imposters,
Covertly winging from far overseas.
‘Shush,’ snaps the dunnock from under the sedge,
The marsh warbler’s song cut short in his throat
Mute pipits cringe at the still meadow’s edge
As high up above resounds the next note.
Tunefully perfect, evolved to enthrall
Proclaiming his realm; his objectives clear
Shamelessly calling from dawn to nightfall
Stark confirmation that summer is here.
Have we ever heard this cuckoo before?
Will he return here – once, twice, or no more?
Vincent wrote this article two years ago on the occasion of the North Kerry Final.
The 1920s hurling team with Maurice McGrath
I cannot recall all the names, however I can name some, I wanted to show this one as it is the only one with Maurice McGrath
(1) Jim Henderson – (3) Brendan .McEnery- (5) J.J. Kenny – (6) Stanlish Kerins – (7) Tony Chute – (8) Maurice McGrath – (9) Brendan Nunan – (10) Brud Roche.
(5) Ml (Ginger) Kelly- (6) Wm. (Jacques) Guerin – (7) Tommy (Tucker) Stack) (8) Martin Holly.
includes, Maurice McAuliffe, Bob Slemon, Jim Joe Buckley, Jack Harmon.
(Jim Henderson was a Guard in Listowel and retired to Ballybunion, he was from Kilkenny, I think he was an uncle to the great Henderson’s of the Kilkenny teams of the late 60s ,70s and 80s.)
Vincent came up with a few more names;
(2) John Nolan – (4) Paddy Allen –
partly covered, (1) Joe O’Carroll – (3) Eddie Flaherty – (4) Nelson McAuliffe – (6) Should read, Ned (Spud) Murphy ((not Wm Guerin)
(1) Matt (Curly) Walsh – (2) Moss McAuliffe – (3) Dandy Leahy (laying sideways) – (4) Bob Slemon – figure in white ? (6) Jack Brown – (7) Jim Kenny (with cap) (8) ?
The cup was bought for £15 by Maurice McGrath and presented by him for National school league competition
Following 1927, the cup went AWOL, and remained so until 1987 when Vincent Carmody went searching and finally found it 60 years on from 1927. It is now a treasured piece of the Emmets historical archive.