We'll remember 2012 as a year of improvements in Killavullen
In July, the N72 was closed from Mallow to Castletownroche.
Many are still being inconvenienced in the area with detours, residents as well as visitors, but if the almost completed road at Carrig is go by, it will be worth the wait - since the 1960s when we were promised an upgrade when the railway to Fermoy was closed.
The road from Mallow as far as The Nano Nagle Centre, Ballygriffin was opened recently but a lot of work is ongoing on both sides of Reas Cross.
A grant for the much needed extension to Killavullen NS was allocated by The Dept. of Education and work has been in progress since September.
Many years of planning for the refurbishment of our Community Centre has been on hold awaiting news of a grant towards the cost of reroofing the hall built in the 1950s. Recently the go ahead was received and the contract was put to tender.
Work commenced in November and we look forward to moving back there in March. As soon as feasible the Senior Citizens Party which was postponed in December will be held.
Mixed fortunes were experienced in Killavullen Club this year.
Our football team gave us great entertainment and a sense of pride. In 2012 the hurlers won the Avondhu Junior B championship for the first time in 31 years. Medals will be presented to them in Magner's Bar on Friday, December 28. A video of the final will be shown at 8pm and all are welcome to celebrate with them.
The club held a very successful 'Sports Predictor' competition this year and the winner was Emma Coakley, Carrig with 112 points. Three others were locked together on 111 points, they were Jason Rice, Brian O'Driscoll and Amy, Catherine & Fiona.
The club intends to repeat this competition next year and they will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the club also next year.
Despite the inclement weather we experienced last summer a very successful festival was held and they got lucky with the weather.
With some of the money raised they purchased Christmas lights for the village and gave us all a lift.
They were also lucky with a fine mild night for the switching on ceremony by Santa and Mrs. Clause.
NEW YEAR GREETINGS
A happy and peaceful 2013 to all readers and staff of The Corkman. A word of thanks to all who helped me with news items in the past and be assured all contributions will be welcome by Monday each week, phone no. 26118.