by Peg Prendeville

Congratulations to Gearóid and Kevin Brudair who are making a name for themselves in Horse and Pony racing. These two young men from Listowel are grandsons of Mary Brouder in Knocknaclugga, their father being Gerard Brouder RIP. Between them they rode five winners at the Ballabuidhe races in Dunmanway recently. We wish them the best of luck in future events.

Congratulations also to Annette Hanrahan, Ballyguiltenane and James Chawke, Clounleharde who recently got engaged. It is uplifting to see young love blossoming, in spite of the doom and gloom all around us!

The Barn Dance, which I mentioned last week, was a resounding success by all accounts. A huge crowd attended and all complimented the committee who organised the night so successfully. Next year’s event has been booked already, I believe.

I thought it was only me who felt it but I was almost glad to hear that this summer has been declared the coldest in 50 years. It would be great to think we might get some few warm sunny days yet but time is running out. There are only two weeks left before the schools re-open. However the autumn can be nice also so we might be lucky.

The best of luck to those students who are expecting the results of the Leaving Cert this week. May they get what they hope to get. It is an anxious time for many.