MANY thanks to the many volunteers who turned up on Good Friday last to do village litter clean-ups in Lyre, Nadd and Banteer villages and adjoining roads.
A total of over 60 volunteers helped out and particular thanks also to Banteer/Lyre Foroige Youth club members who also participated. The tone of the voluntary effort had an Easter look about it as all the volunteers were wearing their yellow high visibility bibs and got straight to work at 10am.
The roads around Banteer Lyre, Nadd and each of the villages were cleaned of litter in a few hours. Many thanks to all who participated in what proved to be a very worthwhile exercise, despite it being a cold and sometimes windy morning.
Thanks also to Cork County Council who will collect and dispose of all the litter collected. We hope to repeat the exercise again towards the end of April
Banteer Community Sportsfield request that all community members continue to support the annual supporters/users fundraising draw costing €100 p.a. This can be paid in €25, €50 or €100 installments in cash, cheque or by direct debit whichever suits.
All contributors will be entered into a draw for cash prizes with a total prize fund of €5,000 per annum.First draw takes place at end of April 2013.
With your help the group will be in a position to keep this historical sporting grounds, which have nurtured inter-county players, all Ireland and World champions, provided playground for the young and pondfield for casual walkers and runners, up to the standard which you expect and deserve.
Congratulations to Richard Murphy on being appointed as Cork's GAA delegate to the Munster Council. Richard is current chairman of the Duhallow Board and we wish him well in his new role with the Munster Council.
Reminder that the Official Banteer/Lyre GAA website is now up and running. Visit www.banteerlyre.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all club business. This past Sunday in the Ducon Cup Lyre beat Newmarket by 0-11 to 0-6.
'The Golf Gathering' on Friday and Saturday, May 3/4, will see Banteer/Lyre GAA will hold a golf classic in Kanturk Golf Course. Details will be made available later of the format, contact Eamon Tarrant on (087) 6488458 for bookings and info.
Community Alert Group
THE alarm scheme for the elderly aims to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of equipment to enable older persons without sufficient means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
The equipment eligible for grant support and the level of funding available will be updated regularly. If you are interested in making an application or need more information please contact the following members of the Banteer/Lyre and Districts Community Council. Kathleen O'Shea (087) 6481169, Rosie Cronin (029) 58815 or (087) 2227841, Mary O'Keeffe at (086) 0667822
Banteer Golf Society has been formed. All are welcome both men and women to join. Our aim is to provide at minimum cost fun days out golfing. Existing club membership or official handicap is not required.
For further enquiries please contact Colum on (086) 1020517 or Banteergolfsociety@gmail.com
Banteer juvenile Soccer camp from July 24 to 26, more details later.
Banteer bingo, the jackpot is €5,650. The total prize money is €7,650.
Duhallow AC Fit 4 Life is on Thursdays at 8pm, note the new time in Banteer Sportsfield.
Banteer Community Sportsfield A ladies watch found-please contact 56343.
Zumba in Banteer Community Centre Mon mornings 10am to 11am.