Thursday 30 October 2014

Capacity crowds at Gathering event

Published 27/06/2013 | 05:26

Declan and Ethan Quinn from Mitchelstown with Suzy the pony at the Mallow Home and Garden Festival last Sunday. Photo by Bernadette Hayes

THERE were very large attendances at events organised by Ballygiblin School, Parents Association and GAA club over the weekend. On Friday night there was capacity attendance in Ballygiblin Old School for Mass.


Fr Joe O'Brien (England) a former Ballygiblin student was the chief celebrant along with Fr Michael Fitzgerald PP, Fr James Greene CC, Fr Patrick Cahill and retired PP Canon John Terry. Retired School Principals Jack Clancy and Nora Aherne along with retired teacher Gretta Lee were among the huge gathering present.

After Mass the Ballygiblin Flagoelet Band of 50 years ago played some lovely music and entertained all. Jack Clancy performed the official opening of the new school extension. On Saturday there many people who attended the school where roll books and photos were all examined going back over many years. Juvenile hurling games were played in the nearby pitch at Under 10, 12 and Under 16 level.

On Saturday night there was a social evening in the Firgrove Hotel where some of the very successful set dancers of former years put on a huge show. The members of the 1963 hurling team that won the Novice Hurling championship all of 50 years ago were presented with a scroll by Munster Vice Chairman Jerry O'Sullivan.

The members of the 1963 team present were Johnny Barry (Capt) Paddy Tobin, John Aherne, Mick Reidy, John O'Connor, Eddie Barry, Jimmy Murphy, Jimmy Moher, Davy Casey, John Walsh, Jerry O' Keeffe, & Tommy Norris.

The 1993 team that won the Co Junior B hurling title 20 years ago were also made a presentation by Board Chairman John O'Donnell. Those from the 1993 side that were present included Declan Power (Capt) Mossie Roche, Jackie Slattery, Jim Kenneally, Damian Cremins, Diarmuid Lynch, Dave Moher, Declan Moher, Seamus Fox and Kevin Casey.

A very enjoyable night was had by all.


The annual Mass at Marshalstown Cemetery will take place on Monday July lst 7.30pm


There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 16 & 17. Three match 3 shared €150.00 each receiving €50 as follows - M Crowley c/o Ann O'Brien, Adrian Nolan c/o Hanley's, Mary Keane. Winner of $25.00 lucky dip voucher Trisha Dwane c/o O'Farrell's. Next week's jackpot is €3,700.


There was no winner of the jackpot of €4,500. The winning numbers were 22, 29 and 31. Lucky dip winners of €50 each were Margaret & Shamie Clifford c/o The Funcheon Bar, John Lane c/o Mick O'Keeffe, Egle Liutkine Main Street Kildorrery.


The death occurred on June 17 at St Patrick's Hospital Fermoy of Nankey (Ann) Lenihan (nee Kielthy) Church St. Mitchelstown. The late Ann was predeceased by her husband Michael.

She was a well known and respected member of the local community. Her popularity was borne out in the large and represented attendance at the removal on Wednesday evening from O'Brien's Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Thursday.

Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetery. To her daughter Enda (Fitzgibbon) son Norman, brother, sisters, relatives and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred on June 16 peacefully at St Stephen's Hospital Glanmire of Kitty O'Brien, Ballindangan Cross. The late Kitty a member of a very well known and established family was in her 90th year.

There was a large and represented attendance at the removal on Thursday evening from O'Brien's Funeral Home Mitchelstown to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Ballindangan and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Friday. Interment took place to Dunmahon Cemetery. To her sister Leish, niece, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred on Tuesday of William (Bill) Ryan Spanish Point Co Clare. The late Bill was a native of Lower Cork St., Mitchelstown being a member of a well known and established family. He was predeceased by his wife Dr. Eleanor.

There was a large attendance at the removal on Thursday evening from O'Friel's Funeral Home, Ballard Road Milltown Malbay to St Joseph's Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Friday. Interment took place to Ballard Cemetery. To his daughters Carol, Sheelagh, son Jimmy, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren brother Fr Jimmy OFM, sister Teresita (Phoenix Arizona) family and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


Mitchelstown Div 3 footballers lost out to Abbey Rovers (Castletownroche) in the Cavanagh's Fermoy semi-final at Glanworth on Friday evening. Mitchelstown led 0-6 to 0-5 at half time. The second half was again very close with the Rovers holding out for a 3 point win. Mitchelstown team Liam Molan, Ken Carroll, Kevin Mullins, Robert Frewen, Barry Coffey, Pat Molloy, Sean Coughlan, Liam Allen, Michael Maher, Peter Conroy, Pat Magee, Brian O'Sullivan, Robert Hanna, Padraigh Donegan, Joseph O'Sullivan. Subs Paul Seymour for Peter Conroy, Seamus Barrett for Brian O'Sullivan. Mitchelstown Div 1 footballers meet Glenbower Rovers in the league semi final this week end while the junior A side have been drawn against Mallow in the championship quarter final.


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