THE LATE CON MEANEY R.I.P. REMEMBERED: On Monday night last history was enacted in Rathcoole National School when the three Fianna Fail Cumanns of Rathcoole, Dromagh and Derrinagree were amalgamated into one Dromtarriffe Parish Cumann.
It was proposed, seconded and carried to name the Cumann after a highly regarded Politican serving as a T.D. From 1937 up to his retirement in 1965.
The late Con Meaney was also a Cork Co Councillor with unbroken service from his election in 1928 up until his death on the 11th September 1970 (42 years).
So it is with great pride the Fianna Fail Cumann of Dromtarriffe will go foward and carry out its duties as a Fianna Fail Cumann in the name of this very honourable man.
Tom Meaney son of the late Con spoke very eloquently, emotionally and is very proud and honoured that the new Dromtarriffe Cumann will be named after his late Father.
It is a great honour to himself but most of all to the Meaney Family and he sincerely thanked the meeting for affording them this very prestigious honour.
The meeting was chaired by our local Fianna Fail T. D, Michael Moynihan who spoke very praiseworthy of the deeds of the late Con.
There was a good participation by one and all at the meeting it was decided to put an ad-hoch committee inplace to organize the registeration of the new Cumann (one from each of the three former cumanns) and set up a general meeting to elect the officers proper of the new Cumann. This meeting will take place in the Fairfield Room Dromtarriffe Community Hall on Tuesday night April 10th at 8pm sharp.
GLEN THEATRE: Banteer Drama Group are enjoying one of their best opening season to date with packed audiences enjoying 'My Wife's Family' hillarous 3 Act Comedy.
This weekend the group head North to Newtownards outside of Belfast where they will give 2 performances in The Web Theatre. Both shows are already booked out.
The group will again return to The Glen Theatre on March 10th and 11th for 2 further shows and booking is advisable on 029 56239. DROMTARIFFE PARISH RETREAT: Dromtariffe Parish Retreat will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Saturday March 31st. Full details at a later date.
DROMTARIFFE LADIES SOCIAL: A brief reminder to all, that Dromtariffe Ladies Football club will hold their annual social this Friday 2nd of March at 8pm in Kanturk Golf Club. Tickets are €8 each or €40 for a family. They are available from Denise at 086-3458250 and Helen at 087-6911290. AFTERNOON OF PRAYER: On Sunday the 25th March commencing at 2.30 pm there will be an Afternoon of Prayer including Holy Mass in Banteer Community Centre commencing at 2.30pm with the Friars of the Renewal.
The evening includes Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Talk by Fr. Charles, Holy Mass and Adoration, Benediction and Eucharistic Blessing. The evening will conclude with blessing of First Class Relics of St. Pio. For further information contact Eamonn on 029 56269 or 086 1961098.
BOWLING NOTES: Gortroe: Donal Cullinane (Kilcorney) beat Bobby Healy (Mallow) by almost a bowl of odds. (€300)
Kilcorney: Denis Hickey (Rathmore) beat Gene Twomey (Ballinagree) twice for the last shot on both occasions. (€1600) (€1100)
Gene Twomey beat Denis Hickey twice for the last shot on both occassions. (€1400) (€1100) DENIS HORGAN BOWLING CLUB WINTER TEAM COMPETITIONS RESULTS: Dan O Doherty 1 point. Danny Murphy 1 point, Liam Casey 1 point, Team A 30 points - Team B 32 points. DROMTARIFFE LADIES FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER: Dromtariffe Ladies football club will hold a clothes drive on March 10th from 10am to 2pm at the Dromtariffe GAA grounds in Rathcoole. Please donate all clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, belts and soft toys. Mobile phones will also be accepted. Please keep separate from other items. No bric-a-brac. Thank you for your support. DROMTARIFFE G.A.A. LOTTO RESULTS: Winning Numbers were 8, 9, 10 and 12 and the jackpot of €4,200 was not won.
€50 went to Mairead Tarrant The Bridge Bar and the seller was Dave Tarrant.
€20 to each of the following: Conor Linehan c/o The Outback, Eoin Dennehy Shanakiel, Declan Doodey Killetra and Martin Burns Rathcoole.
€10 to each of the following: Noel O Sullivan Knockanroe, Ger Burns Ardrahan, Stephen Roche Drishane, Mary Healy The Island and Ted Daly c/o The Sandpit.
Next jackpot will be €4300 and the draw will be held at the Carolines.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations are extended to Pat Sheehan who was part of the Millstreet Question Time team which won the County Senior Scor Final and congratulations also to John O Sullivan who took first place in the Recitation Final. We wish them both the best of luck in the Munster SemiFinals.