Around the districts: Boherbue, Western Duhallow and Coachford
Ceremonies: The Easter ceremony times in the Church of the Immaculate Conception are as follows: Holy Thursday-Mass of the Lord's supper 8 p.m. Good Friday-The celebration of the Passion of our Lord 3 p.m., Stations of the cross at 7.30 p.m. followed by reflections around the cross. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 9 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass 11 a.m.
The numbers were 2, 3, 7 and 11. Lucky dip - €50 Geraldine O'Connor, East End. €20 each - O'Mahony Family, Mallow, Kevin Enright, Rockchapel, Linda O'Rahilly, Cullen. Seller John O'Connell.
First: Theresa Cashnan/Paddy O'Leary. Ladies: Marie Murphy/Betty Briggane/Gertie Casey/Noreen O'Connell. Gents: Paddy Hartnett/Denis Hickey/Ned O'Mahony/Matt O'Mahony. Mixed: Frank O'Sullivan/Timmy Joe O'sullivan/Dave Foley/Breda Murphy.
Boherbue under-12 footballers recently recorded two impressive victories over Ballyclough and Dromtariffe. Panel: Diarmuid Murphy, Darragh Moynihan, Pádraig Aherne, Alex Foley, Donal Murphy, Dylan Fleming, David Duane, Nathan O'Flaherty, Dylan Fitzgerald, Tomas O'Connor, Seán Og sheehan, Gavin Daly, Eoghan Moynihan, Caelin Feehan.
Boherbue Junior A footballers scored a 1-15 to 0-6 win over Lyre in the first round of the Duhallow Championship played in Kanturk on Sunday evening last. See Sports page in this paper for full details.
County Board draw
Kiskeam GAA Club recently hosted the March Cork County Board draw at the local community centre where many clubs throughout Duhallow were represented. Congratulations to Tom Breen, who won €150. The following were winners in the club confined draw, €100 Tom Breen, €50 each for Mike Herlihy, Fergus Murphy, PJ Twomey, Eileen and Johnny Lane.
Easter ceremonies at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Kiskeam are as follows; Holy Thursday 8 p.m., Good Friday 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross 7.30 p.m., Holy Saturday 9 p.m.
The numbers were 1, 12, 13 and 14. Lucky Dip €50: Brendan Cronin, Knockeenacurrig. €20 each: Joseph Coffey, Daragh Lehane, Dan McLoughlin. Seller: Patsy Breen.
Kiskeam National School will hold its annual Church Gate Collection before all masses this weekend.
The annual Jack O'Keeffe sponsored road race from Boherbue to Kiskeam takes place on easter Monday 2 p.m. start.
Juvenile races start in Kiskeam at midday under the guidance of Gneevguila Athletic Club.
The numbers were 2, 6, 11 and 29. Lucky Dip €50: Agnes Leader, Boherbue. €20 each: Jerry O'Leary, Boherbue. Thomas Kelleher, Paddy Lucey, Sheila Barrett, Martin Collins. This Saturdays jackpot is €3,400.
The grounds at mallow castle will hear the sweet sound of the Bag Pipes with a gathering organised by the Cork County Council on Monday next (Easter Monday) at 2 p.m.
In memory of Greg
Greg Long, who played GAA for Aghabullogue, was a larger than life character. This young man who was loved by many passed away on March 30th 2016 while holidaying in Spain. Last week,to mark his first anniversary, his family unveiled a park bench dedicated to his memory at the Aghabullogue GAA grounds in Coachford, surrounded by many of Greg's friends, neighbours & teammates.
The bench was installed by the GAA club to honour one of their best. It was placed on the spot where his mother, Trish spent many times encouraging Greg as he played for the club since he was old enough to walk.
It is hoped that for many years to come Greg Long will be remembered by those who come to the pitch to watch young people play and when people who didn't know him ask "who was Greg Long" there will be many there to tell them what a wonderful and special person he was.
Community Cleans Up
Coachford Community gathered on Sunday morning in the village to start the Spring Clean Up. Around a dozen people from the area got together to improve the appearance of the village.
The recycling bins have been scrubbed and cleaned within an inch of their lives. The roads were cleaned and swept, weeding was carried out and new plants were put in place. Lots done but loads more to do.
Well done to all who turned up to help. The Tidy Towns committee have scheduled another clean up day for Sunday April 23rd.
One Act Plays
Two 0ne-act plays; 'The Allergic Audience' and 'Like Father'' will be performed by Coachford Players on Saturday 29th April, Sunday 30th and May 1st, in Coachford GAA Hall.
The group, now in existence for over 30 years uses the one act plays to give new actors experience and to offer members an opportunity to try their hand at directing.
Aghabullogue Under 14 footballers took part in the Cork County Feile competition last weekend. The boys played superbly all day and enjoyed victories over neighbours, Canovee and Kilbrittain. Having reached the final they faced North Cork side, Buttevant in what turned out to be great game of football with some terrific performances by all the Aghabullogue boys.
Buttevant raced into an early lead and the trials of playing two games already that day was having an effect on the young Aghabullogue side. Aghabullogue trailed at half time by 1.06 to 0,02 but came out in the second period with all guns blazing and had scored 1.02 within five minutes.
They continued to pin back Buttevant and had equalised with 5 minutes to go and went three points clear with only 2 minutes left but Buttevant were not going to leave this game slip from them and pulled a goal back to draw level and scored the winning point with only seconds remaining.
It was a great day's football and was a wonderful occasion for all the lads.
Broomhill Vintage Club will hold their annual Spring Run on Sunday April 23rd. Registration is from 11.00am in the GAA Hall in Coachford with cars and tractors heading off on two carefully planned routes at noon.Further information is available from Tadgh at 087 2426343
The Annual Church Gate Collection for the upkeep of Coachford Grotto will take place this weekend at St. Patrick's Church Coachford.
Flower Club Outing
Coachford Flower Club head to Waterford for their annual outing on April 20th. The bus will leave the village at 9.am and heads to Curraghmore House, Portlaw and on to Mount Congrieve Gardens. Non members are always welcome. For more information contact 021 7334298 or 7334022. Cost, including lunch and dinner is €75.