The very best of luck to Aaron & Darragh Murphy, Orla McSweeney & Paul O’Donnell who are representing Ballyhahill N.S. at the National final of the Credit Union quiz in the RDS in Dublin this coming weekend. This is the first Estuary Credit Union team to get this far. We look forward to hearing how they get on.

I mentioned recently that it is great to see young talent emerging and we saw more of it in Knockdown on Easter Sunday night when Sound for a Pound treated all present to some great Irish music.  I was told that these four young men have each got all Ireland Champion medals and I am not surprised. We hope they will return to Knockdown again before long.

Well done to Glin Development committee which has launched a new web site all about the beautiful town of Glin. It has up to date information and news about everything that is happening in the area. A great crowd gathered at Conway’s Bar on Sunday night to see Madame FitzGerald launch the new tourist brochure and to see Mary McGrath launch the new website. Mary remembered Glin before the 1st World War when there were four phones in the town and now with a flick of button we have access to the world.

Carol Noonan, Clounleharde, wishes to thank all who supported her in her recent fundraiser at the Knockdown Arms for the benefit of Aid Cancer Treatment. The amount raised was €6580.00. Carol acknowledges that without the huge support and co-operation of the Knockdown Vintage Committee and the recently formed Estuary Macra Group the event would not have been the huge success it was. Thanks to all who sponsored so many prizes and a huge thanks to all who supported the fundraiser in any way. Aid Cancer Treatment, whose headquarters is in Cork University Hospital deeply appreciates your generosity in these recessionary times.

‘OUT OF BOOOOOM, BUST & RUIN SPRINGS THIS’ is the title of an Art exhibition in Temple Bar in Dublin from April 3rd to the April 8th. What has this got to do with us here in Knockdown you may well ask? Well, I am proud to announce that one of our own, Pauline Sharp from Glenbawn, has some pieces in this exhibition and we congratulate her and wish her well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lucy, who used to live in Knockdown, and who is presently unwell in her home in Wales. She and Spencer live just next to the Killeaney soccer grounds.

Killeaney’s Lotto now stands at €8200. No winner this past week. Numbers drawn in Brown Joe’s on Monday night were 2 – 11 – 22 – 30. Moore’s Bar next Sunday night. Buy the tickets.

Clounleharde School meeting Wednesday night Knockdown at 9pm.