I usually compose the bones of a post a day or two ahead of publication. I leave it in draft mode until the night before. Then I tweak it a bit, add a photo or two or sometimes something that I have found on the internet or something that has been sent to me by email. I then schedule the post to upload the next morning at 7.30 a.m. People who check into my blog anytime from 7.30 on see this latest blogpost.
Niall, the techie who set up the NKRO website added a feature to my blog. This feature is called Google feed burner. It is a facility that invites interested people to sign up with an email address in order to receive my posts by email. 120 of my"followers" have done this. These are not the 49 who appear as followers on the right hand panel. Now here's the rub. People who receive my posts by email get them a day late,
I have learned from talking to people that many of you read the email and never visit the actual blog,
If you are one of these people, you probably then delete the email. This means that you are not alerted if I modify the content (I very rarely do unless I have made a big mistake and it is pointed out to me) or if someone posts a reply ( again this only happens rarely as most people have difficulty with the reply facility in Blogger).
All of this is by way of explaining why I am posting these next two pieces that came in as comments:
Fred Chute painting the new sign on O'Farrell's shoe shop on Church St.
A special meeting was held on Wed. Feb. 14th at which the chairman reported that the
sub-committee had met with M/s McMahon, O’Hanlon and Ml Keane who had
approached Mr. Joe O’Mahony, the local representive for Lord Listowel. Mr.
O’Mahony informed the deputation that the Listowel Handball Club had no legal right
to the land in question which was the property of Lord Listowel.
He had in turn received an offer for the ground and it could be possibly be sold by
4pm the following day. He would, however, give the Handball Club the first choice
if they wished to purchase the property. The members present decided to purchase the
handball site at £140.
At subsequent meetings 5 trustees were elected as legal advice was received from
Mr. Paddy Fitzgibbons (senior) who advised that a club as a body had no legal
standing and had also advised on the role of the trustees. The five trustees appointed
were M/s Tom Enright, Andy Molyneaux, Ml. Keane, Brendan Macauley and John
At a following meeting Mr. Enright withdrew his name from the trustees and for
personal reasons Mr. Fitzgibbons retired as chairman and was replaced by Mr. John
At the 1963 A.G.M. the chairman, Mr. John Joe Kenny paid tribute to the club
President, Mr Joe James who had died during the year. Mr. Kenny said that Mr.
James had been a founder member of the Listowel Handball Club and had at all times been available to give advice to committee members and players, and had always taken a special interest in the juveniles
. On the proposition of the secretary it was decided to purchase a shield
for the minor championships and call it after Mr. James.
Mr. Kenny also paid tribute to former Club vice-president Mr. Frank Sheehy who
also had died during the year.
The club tournaments were still the main-stay of the club and great interest was
still generated in these. At a meeting held on Sat. Nov. 16th1963 the draws were
made for both the novice doubles tournament and for the senior singles tournament for the Gaelic weekly Shield. Novice doubles draw as follows; J.O’Sullivan &
J.Ryan v A. Molyneaux & P. O’Flaherty; C.Chute &. J.Nolan v M.O’Shea & T.
The Senior singles tournament was played on a handicap basis for 40 aces. Draw;
C. Chute (plus 21) v J. Keane (plus 15); T. Enright (6) v D. Carroll (26)
J. Coady (20) v M.O’Shea (23); J.O’Halloran (9) v J. O’Sullivan (28)
D. Buckley (8) v S. Guerin (23); J. Griffin (scr) v J.J.Kenny (18)
Unfortunately, the results of the tournaments have not been recorded.