Monday, 18 November 2013

Listowel's fine young men named

Names as supplied by Aidan OMurchú

Front row 
Oliver Doyle, ?, Ned Lyons, John Burke, Mark Walsh, ?, Christy Walsh, Tommy Moore, Padraig Walsh, ?, Aidan Murphy, Ned Moriarty, Eamonn Hartnett, John Beechinor, Stephen Coffey.
Middle row
Neville, ?, Keating, Maurice Chute, Colm Keane, Paudie Carey, Michael Hannon, Paddy Horgan, Pat O Donoghue, Tom O Connell, John Sweeney, Gerry Kiernan, Gerry Murphy, PJ Browne, Tom Connor,
Back row
O'Reilly, Pat Stack, Eamonn O Carroll, Maurice Carroll, Kevin Woulfe, Raymond O Mahoney, ?, Nelius Scannell, McElligot, Tadhg Moriarty, Barry, Reidy, Pat Duggan, Dan Doyle, ?
Without being 100% sure, I think that 6 from photo are deceased.

Not bad. I see a few names there who might be able to name the rest.


Some premises then and now


One thing I love about Listowel people is their enormous pride in their own. Anyone with a Listowel connection who does well is a source of great pride. That is why when I heard that a Redemptorist priest who was born in Listowel is coordinating the relief effort is his part of the Phillipines, I had to share the news with you.  His name is Fr. Aidan MacMahon and he has served in the Phillipines mission for 35 years. He is a long time gone but he is still one of us and we're proud.

Listowel, a staunch GAA town is proud of Jonathan Sexton and Tadhg Kennelly who have found success in different codes. So I was thrilled to hear that Bernard Brogan is coming to town on Friday next to switch on the Christmas lights. Bernard, with a very strong Listowel connection, is a huge star of Dublin GAA. It will be great to welcome him home to his mother's hometown. I hope that a huge crowd turn out in The Square on Friday November 22 2013.  There will be mulled wine and hot chocolate to warm us.


A Christmas image from last year to get you in the mood


Newtownsandes Creamery Social 2013 from Jer.

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