Recently, Father Kevin Connolly was ordained for the diocese of Clogher.
But before that he was a seminarian for the diocese of Meath.
And before that again he was a seminarian for the diocese of Clogher.
I know Clogher gave Meath a transfer of of £5,000 for him.
Before that did Meath give Clogher another transfer fee?
It’s all about the Gaynooth United team.
Connolly was on the Clogher team but his friend Kevin Heery was on the Meath team. So Kevin left the Clogher team and joined his mate on the Meath team.
Then himself and Heery feel out and Kevin left his mate on the Meath team and returned to the Clogher team – for a fee!
Now Heery is curate in the southern most part of Meath – Mullingar.
And Kevin is in the northern part of Clogher – in Aghadrumsee in Co. Fermanagh.
Personally, I have never heard of this seminarian swap thing ever happen before.
It would not be allowed to happen!
What was happening?
St. McCartans Church Aghadrumsee
I can well imagine that the people of Agha are the corn of the earth – but even they are shocked that a young newly ordained priests is at a rural crossroads with one Mass a week!!!
And he is not even a curate!
He is, as an old retired priest might be, “a priest in residence’!!!
His new bishop is Larry Duffy.
Larry, son, what’s going on? Why is your youngest priest “parked” in a rural lay by when the diocese is starved for priests?
KEVI CONNOLLY THE PRIDE OF AGHADRUMSEE.
(To the tune of Biddly Mulligan the pride of the Coombe)
You may travel from Clare to the county Kildare,
From Clones right down to the Ski,
But where would you see a fine cleric like me,
Kevi Connolly the Pride Drumsee
Kevi Connolly the pride of Drumsee.
I’m a well hung young buck and I live in a shuck.
In Clogher they call it Drumsee.
My stops and my calls are well known to all
And my habits are plain for to see.
I loved Heery and Wilson and dear Mickey Byrne.
Not to mention Saint Joseph’s Young Priests.