2012 ended very well for our local milkman, Connie and postman, Paddy when their greyhound won the first race of the night at the Dog Track on December 21.
Lios Buí Boy ran the race of his life to the delight of the lads, their families and neighbours. Lios a Chraosaigh is still celebrating.
Not content with one win, Paddy's other hound Clonkill also won later on the same night making it a night to remember.
Míle comhghairdeas Connie agus Paddy agus go mbeadh 2013 comh maith agaibh..
REVIEW 2012 OMISSION
In last week's review of 2012, the fourth annual Trasna na nGleannta cycle was omitted inadvertently. This event brought over 300 cyclists to Cill na Martra raising a substantial sum for IHCPT.
Later that afternoon the inaugural High Nelly cycle took place when there was more fun than speed. Some are already looking forward to the fifth Trasna na nGleannta.
GO RAIBH MAITH AGAIBH
Pobal Réidh na nDoiri and Pobal Chill na Martra have the two of the best sacristans in the diocese. A big go raibh maith agaibh to Brid and Jackie who had our churches tastefully decorated for Christmas. Locals and visitors alike were suitably impressed.
Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa looked splendid on LTV on Lá Nollag when Christmas Mass was transmitted.
CILL NA MARTRA CRIB
The crib in Séipeal Lachtaín Naofa was erected for the eightieth time before Christmas. It was bought in 1933 from the famous Italian statue makers, Benardi Brothers in Dublin. It certainly wasn't in the cheap to clear section as it is one of the nicer crib sets around. Do take a closer look.
NOLLAIG NA MBAN
Nollaig na mBan shona dos na mná uaisle uile mórthimpeall Múscraí. Ciurtear deireadh leis an Nollaig leis an ceiliúradh seo. Sa Fhrainnc bíonn císte specialta darab ainm Galette de Rois acu don ócáid seo. Bain taitneamh as an feile.
The death took place of Seamus Scriven, Dun dá Radharc following a bravely bourne illness. The late Seamus was always in the centre of fun and mischief and had scores and scores of remarkable friends who supported him all through his illness.
Huge crowds thronged Séipéal Lachtain Naofa during the three days of the obsequies. Burial took place in Reilig Lachtaín Naofa following Concelebrated Requiem Mass. Sympathy is extended to his parents, Mary, John Joe and Doris, sisters Sharon, Ciara and Dierdre and brother Aidan. Dia go deo lena anam dílis.
Little Charlie Owen O'Shea, Cill Gobnait was baptised recently to the delight of his parents, big brother and grandparents. Míle comhghairdeas.
Bhí dhá tarrach ar an Domhnach, 23ú Mí na Nollag don phota óir le €3,800 ann. Ní raibh aon buathóir. €75 Gearóid O'hEalaithe agus Amy Ní Chatháin.
Duais an Díoltóra: Gearóid féin agus Margharet Uí Chróinín. €35 Máire Ní Mhuineacháin agus Bríd Uí Chárthaigh. €15 Mícheal O'hAilíosa agus Bernie Uí Chróinín. €15 Déaglán O'Mocháin agus Síle Uí Aragáin. €15 Bernie Ní Mhurchú agus Darren O'Briain.
Beidh an chéad tarrach eile ar an 7ú Eanair sa Chrois agus beidh €4,000 sa phota óir.
The Rosary is recited in Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa each Sunday evening at 8pm and new members are most welcome.
There will be a €1,000 Bingo in the Boys Club, Bantry on Sunday next, January 6, at 3 pm. This is a fundraiser for Fr. Joseph on the Nigerian Missions. It may be a nice afternoon for the ladies to celebrate Nollaig na mBan.