Unveiling in Kilcorney

Last Sunday in blistering sunshine, Kilcorney unveiled a commemorative plaque to honour of the visit of Cardinal William Levada to his great-grandmothers home-place in Kilcorney on Easter Sunday 2008. The unveiling happened after 10:30am mass which was celebrated by Fr Winter and concelebrated by Monsignor Mulcahy (an uncle of Donie Howard), and the unveiling was performed by Aiden Horgan, a relative of Cardinal Levada.

Monsignor Mulcahy gave a very interesting sermon which detailed Cardinal Levada’s (the Pope’s right hand man)  life, how he ministered with him in Santa Monica (California), and how he rose to his current position of Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He also talked about his great-grandmother Kate Horgan who had emigrated across the Atlantic all those years ago from Horsemount, and crossed the USA and settled in California.

A large crowd gathered outside St Nicholas Church immediately after the mass for the [read more …] “Unveiling in Kilcorney”

National 800m Champion

Congratulations to Tony Kelleher (formerly of Minor Row) now based in Cork and runing for Togher AC, who last weekend became the Irish over-40 800m champion in a personal best time of 2:02:33. A fabulous achievement no doubt.

While looking at the Irish Masters Athletic Association website, I noticed that our own Willie Neenan is still the national record holder for the mens over 65s at 800m and 1500m with times of 2.32.12 and 5.08.87, which were both set in September 1998 in Italy.

There are lots of photos of the Irish Masters Athletics Championships on flickr. View the full results of the days athletics.

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