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Saturday 25 March 2017

Around the districts: Aghinagh, Ballincollig, Boherbue, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid and Western Duhallow

Donoughmore Macra's Debating team one made up of Elaine O'Connell, Francy Lyons, Meig Collins and Tom Carroll who have reached the National Quater-Final of Senior Debating after defeating Mitchelstown in the last round
Donoughmore Macra's Debating team one made up of Elaine O'Connell, Francy Lyons, Meig Collins and Tom Carroll who have reached the National Quater-Final of Senior Debating after defeating Mitchelstown in the last round

GAA Lotto Results: No jackpot winner; next week's jackpot €5500; numbers drawn 14 16 36; €50 Vincent Coakley, Derryroe; €20 Con and jean Lehane, Ballinagree; €20 Padie Twohig; €20 Noel O'Brien, Ballinagree; €20 Ger Burke MCP. Next week's draw is in the Ploughman.

Presentation to Fr Ryan

A presentation to Fr John Ryan, last PP of Aghinagh will be made in the Castle Hotel Macroom on Friday night, February 17, at 8 p.m.

CD Launch

There was a huge crowd in the Laine Bar for the launch of Mona O'Riordan and Ann Dillane's CD, the proceeds which will go to Pieta House and the Kerry Cork Cancer Bus. The mayor of Ballinagree John O'Sullivan opened the proceedings. There was a large contingent from Kerry as Ann is a Kerry woman and Mona spends a lot of her time in Ballyheighe as well and the Cancer Bus takes people from both counties to their treatement centres.

There was lovely finger food supplied by Marian Manning, proprietor of the Laine Bar. Music was supplied by Max Rambles. Guest Artists were Mary and Pat Bucke John O'Sullivan and Peggy Lynch. Best of luck Mona and Ann.

Cards Results

The following are the results of the School Cards: First Con Kelleher and John Healy; second Linda and Gavin Leahy; Under the line Derry and Eugenie Kelleher the cards continue every Mon night in the school.

Music in Laine Bar

Music in Laine Bar next Sat. night February 4 is with Irene and Dermot Ring.

Ballincollig

Owen O'Callaghan R.I.P.

A Ballincollig native was laid to rest in St John's churchyard cemetery. A Garda block was in place at the church due to the large number of friends, family and colleagues. The founder of O'Callaghan's Properties, he was behind a multiple of Cork developments including Mahon Point, Open Lane, Paul Street, North Main Street and lots more. Sympathy to his family and many friends, may he rest in peace.

Comhaltas news

The Comhaltas church gate collection takes place on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19.

Set dancing for people with mild to moderate Parkinsons continues every Tuesday from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This takes place in the Annex behind Ballincollig Community Centre. For more information please contact Helen at 086 6767054.

Tidy Towns

The Ballincollig Tidy Towns annual general meeting takes place on Thursday, February 16, at the Oriel House Hotel booked for 7.30 p.m.

Boherbue

Music room

This Thursday night will be a very special one for all music lovers when Maura Sheehan presents her varied programme in the Music Room at the Pearse Memorial Hall commencing at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome, especially newcomers to a wonderful evenings music for all to enjoy.

Seminar

An information seminar for parents of teenagers in relation to alcohol and substance abuse will be held at the Library at the Comprehensive School on Tuesday night next, February 7 at 7.30 p.m. Faciltator will be your worker Liam Doocey.

Handball

At the Cork County Handball awards night on Saturday last at the Mallow GAA Complex, Kieran O'Connor, Laharn was presented with the much sought after Cork coach of the year award.

A worthy recipient, Kieran has played a major role in the success of the local club particularly at juvenile level where they have achieved county, Munster and all-Ireland titles. A host of players were also honoured on the night which was again a fitting tribute for the work being done by a small few at all levels in the club.

Best of luck this weekend to Carmel Kelleher, girls under-12 singles and Darragh Ducey, boys under-15 singles who contest the Munster 40x20 semi-finals this weekend. Also to Enda Aherne, who plays in the Munster Masters final shortly.

Lotto

The numbers were 2, 4, 12 and 13. Lucky dip €50, Raphael Murphy, Islandbrack. €20 each Michael Casey, Laharn; Eileen Foley, Reanagoshel; Kay O'Connell, Dublin. Sellers prize Eileen Casey O'Connor.

45 Drive

First: Frank and Timmy Joe O'Sullivan, Paddy O'Leary and Theresa Cashman. Ladies: Ann O'Brien and Kathleen Guiney; Gertie Casey and Noreen O'Connell. Gents: Denis Healy and Mick Buckley. Mixed: Ted and Doreen Fitzpatrick, Ellen Murphy and Bill Hickey. Spots: Johnny O'Connell and Mick Aherne, Paddy Golden and Paudie O'Keeffe, Hugh Murphy and Patsy Breen.

Celebrations

The River Island Hotel in Castleisland was a centre of activity on Saturay night last when the Araglen Desmnds Bui Lady footballers put on the style for the annual social and prizegiving ceremony. Club secretary Sharon Breen acted as MC in an eloquent and professional manner.

Club players who have represented their county in different grades - Shauna Kelly, Aoife Clifford and Beatrice Casey were on hand for the presentations to the various teams from under-six to junior along with Dave Daloy from the Munster Council.

Duck race

Results of the Duck Race which took place on Saturday afternoon last were as follows: First Donie Cronin, Kiskeam; second Daniel O'Halloran, do; third John Herlihy, Tureenavoscane; fourth Gerard Lenihan, Boherbue; fifth Ann O'Donovan, Aneenagh; sixth Cathal Ducey, Drominargle; seventh Saoirse Muphy, Kiskeam. The starters were Jerome Casey, Seán Kelly and Richard Dennehy.

Cill na Martra

Progressive farmers

In early January, 14 farmers from our area travelled to the Loire region in France to look at co-operation and partnerships among neighbouring farmers.

The five French farms pool machinery, build sheds in partnership and produce food such as meat, cheese and yoghurt. In olden days, the Meitheal concept among Irish farmers got lots of backbreaking work done, but mechanisation ended that neighbourly way of life. In France, it is taken to a new level, with partnerships and machinery pooling.

The Cill na Martra farmers think that machinery pooling has great potential and may be a good starting point. The Farmer's journal is featuring French partnership models in the coming weeks. Look at the video on farmersjournal.ie.

Ceol an Gheimhridh

Go n-éirí le baill Craobh Lachtaín Naofa de Comhaltas i gCraobh na Mumhan de Ceol an Gheimhridh i gColáiste Hazelwood, Drom Collathar, Co. Luiminí ar an Domhnach seo chugainn, 5ú Feabhra.

Cars and coffee

Muskerry Vintage Society is having its second outing of 2017, when they will meet at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on this Sunday, February 5. Go dtéigh gach éinne slán.

Seisiún Amhránaíochta

Beidh an chéad Seisiún Amhránaíochta eile ar an Domhnach, 12ú Feabhra san Auld Triangle, Maigh Chromtha timpeall a naoi. Fáilte is fiche roimh cách.

Sympathy

The unexpected death of Finbarr Corkery, Baile Uí Bhuaigh caused unmeasurable grief throughout Múscraí recently. A gifted man, the late Finbarr could tackle many tasks with equal competence. The unprecedented numbers, who came to Cill na Martra to say goodbye to Finbarr and sympathise with the Corkery family reflected the respect in which he was held. Interment took place in the local cemetery following Requiem Mass in a packed Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa. Symapthy is extended to wife, Ann - Marie, daughter Noelle, sons John and Con, mother Sheila, sisters Marie, Christine and Eileen, brothers Gerard and Ian and extended family. Go dtuga Dia luach a shaothar dó.

Ciorcal Cainte

Beidh an chéad Ciorcal Cainte eile ar an gCéadaoin, 8ú Feabhra ag 11: 30rn sa Leabharlann, Maigh Chromtha. Déan nóta den athrú data. Cuirfidh Cristín fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne.

Lá le Bríde

Thankfully, Lá le Bríde signals the end of winter and an improvement in drying, at least every second day as promised by Naomh Bríd. A piece of ribbon or fabric was hung outside on Tuesday night to be blessed by the saint herself. Known as Brat Bríde, it is kept for healing along with St Gobnait's measure. Many St Brigid Crosses were made during the week in our schools, in the Library and in the Ionad Lae.

Her little crosses can be seen in byres here and there,

Reminding us, to put our trust in St Brigid of Kildare.

Corn Thomáis Uí Chríodáin

Míle comhghairdeas don fhoireann áitúil, a bhuaigh ar Baile Deasúna ar an Domhnach seo chaite sa chomórtas Corn Thomáis Uí Chríodáin. Beidh said ag imirt Béal Áthan Ghaorthaidh sa Leath Chraobh ar an Satharn seo, 5ú Feabhra ag 2;30in i bPáirc Uí Chuana. Go n-éirí leo.

Nuacht lotto

Bhí €4,200 sa phota óir ar an Luan seo chaite i Mons, nuair a roghnaiodh uimhreacha 9, 20, 23 agus 28. Ní raibh said ag éinne. €100: Donncha O'Cróinín, Baile Gallda. €40: Máire Uí Laoire, Réidh na nDoirí. €50: Gearóid de hÍde, Gort an Éadan. €20: Gearóid agus Michelle Nic Shuibhne, Ceann Droma. €20: Ben Seartain, Cill Mac Iaróg. €20: Donal O'Seighinn, Baile Mhúirne.

Clondrohid

Candles to be blessed

Candles for home or church use will be blessed on Thursday, February 2, at the 9.30 a.m. Mass in Clondrohid, and on Friday, February 3, throats will be blest after 9.30 a.m. Mass.

Lotto

Results for January 25. Winner of jackpot was Martin and Yvonne O'Mahony, 45 the Glenties. Seller: Denny Dineen, Clondrohid. Heartiest congratulations and enjoy! Next Week's jackpot €1,000; €70 - Siobhán and Declan Walsh, Carriganima; €20 - Brendan Lehane, 55 Castle St., Dunmanway; €20 - Maura Horgan, Ballymakeera €20 - Eileen Cooney, Coachford €20 - M. Scanlan, eight Sullane Weirs, Macroom.

GAA club news

Registration night is Tuesday, February 7, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. - for more details contact Marion Flanagan at 087 2114320.

Western Duhallow

Celebrations

The River Island Hotel in Castleisland was a centre of activity on Saturay night last when the Araglen Desmnds Bui Lady footballers put on the style for the annual social and prizegiving ceremony. Club secretary Sharon Breen acted as MC in an eloquent and professional manner.

Club players who have represented their county in different grades - Shauna Kelly, Aoife Clifford and Beatrice Casey were on hand for the presentations to the various teams from under-6 to junior along with Dave Daloy from the Munster Council.

Duck race

Results of the Duck Race which took place on Saturday afternoon last were as follows: First Donie Cronin, Kiskeam; second Daniel O'Halloran, do; third John Herlihy, Tureenavoscane; fourth Gerard Lenihan, Boherbue; fifth Ann O'Donovan, Aneenagh; sixth Cathal Ducey, Drominargle; seventh Saoirse Muphy, Kiskeam.

The starters were Jerome Casey, Seán Kelly and Richard Dennehy.

Social

Glenlara GAA Club annual social this year takes place in the local Community Centre on Saturday next, February 11. A four course meal will be served along with a free drink. Tickets cost €20 on a first come, first served basis. Meal will be served at 7 p.m. followed by music by Billy O'Brien.

Lotto

The Kiskeam numbes were 4, 10, 24 and 26. Lucky dip €50 Elizabeth Cronin, Kiskeam North. €20 each Sheila O'Shea, Glounreagh; Johnny Lane, Droumscarra; John O'Connor, Knocknacurra. Sellers prize: Post Office.

Ladies' football AGM

The Araglen Desmonds Bui Ladies' Football Club hold their AGM on this Saturday night, February 4, in Kiskeam Community Centre commencing at 5 p.m.

Cullen lotto

The numbes were 7, 12, 16 and 28. Lucky dip €50 Maura O'Connor, Knockdubh. €20 Con and Marie O'Sullivan, Cullen; DD Moore, do; John A Breen, Doon; Diarmuid Hickey, Sydney; Diarmuid O'Connell, Lisaniska. This weekend's jackpot is €2,400 at Cas Airglinn.

Kiskeam cards

First: Donal Breen and Peter Goggin, Danny McLoughlin and Mike Herlihy. Ladies: Marie Murphy and Betty Biggane; Kathleen Guiney and Ann O'Brien. Mixed: Sheila Mulcahy and Jack Lane, Julia Biggane and John O'Riordan, Eileen O'Connor and Michael O'Keeffe. Gents: Jack McAuliffe and Bill Hickey. Spots: Ted and Doreen Fitzpatrick.

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