Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

At the unveiling of the monument to Daniel J. Hannon in Brosna recently were from left: James McAuliffe, Brosna; Jane Anne Sheehy, Abbeyfeale; Patrick Brosnan, Brosna; Conor Doolan, Kilcummin; Peter Hannon, New York; David Hannon, Birmingham; Kathleen Doolan, Kilcummin daughter of Daniel J Hannon; Johnny Stack, Brosna; Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Castleisland and Tom Roche, Brosna.

The unveiling of a monument to the late, great Daniel J Hannon in The Square in Brosna formed the climax for what was a diverse and enjoyable festival weekend.

By Mairéad Moriarty, PRO

Dan, was a true friend to many of this parish who emigrated to US and members of the Hannon family travelled from their homes in the UK and New York for the weekend.

A man renowned, not just as the composer of My Native Brosna Town, but as a humanitarian, someone proud of his origins.

His legacy is seen in the close ties his family still enjoy with this parish.

Sincere thanks to Dan’s grandson, Conor Doolan who masterminded the festival and to family from near and far for maintaining these links. Dan would be proud.

“I would like to stress the financial support from the Arts Office at Kerry County Council via the Community Support Fund and Culture Night support and Brosna GAA Club was key to the success of the festival,” said Conor Doolan.

There was a presentation made of a New York Fire Department GAA jersey to Mike Brosnan, Knockawinna on the Friday night for his outstanding community work at half time in the Con Carey Cup game.

St Kieran’s Prevail Over Mid Kerry

Our district team St Kieran’s put on a gutsy display in Brosna on Saturday evening. In somewhat typhoon conditions, they prevailed against Mid Kerry.

Well done to Eamonn Kiely and his cousin Paul Walsh who represented Brosna on the team.

Knockaclarig National School Run

Knockaclarig National School is organising a fund raising 3k/5k Fun Run on Sunday 29th September at 10am.

Registration at Knockaclarig School from 9.30am. Run, jog or walk – just be there!