Bishop John Magee was the special guest at the unveiling of a monument in Brigown Cemetery, Mitchelstown, on Saturday to honour the late Brother Diarmuid OBrien. Bishop Magee in his address stated that throughout his long and productive life, Brother OBrien had loved and served people and the impression he made on others would ensure that his memory lived on.The event was organised by a committee under the chairmanship of Dick Lillis who described Bro OBrien as someone who earned the respect of people by giving respect. Bill Power, MC for the occasion, stated that the Christian Brothers founder, Blessed Edmund Ign
Others who took part in the event were the local Branch of Comhaltas Ceóltóirí Éireann, members of the Catholic Scouts of Ireland, local Girl Guides and pupils from the local CBS Bro David Ryan spoke on behalf of the CBS. He refereed to Diarmuid’s gentle presence and characteristic low voice’. Bro. Ryan said that he had that rare gift of making everyone feel important. He said his contribution to the Christian Brothers had been immense and the time, energy and thought, put into the memorial was an indication of the deep and lasting impression Brother O’Brien made on the people of Mitchelstown.
One of Bro O’Brien’ s closest personal friends Con Murphy, former President of the GAA paid his tribute in Irish and English. He described the late Bro O’Brien as his good friend as “a man who loved Ireland loved its language, its culture and most of all its people.” Mr Murphy stated that Bro O’Brien quite rightly saw our heritage as a treasure, something to be cherished and protected. Mr Murphy recalled an occasion that stood out in his memory between 1954 and 1960 when Bro O’Brien was Superior at North Monastery CBS Cork, prior to an important Harty Cup final. While knowing how vital the game was to the boys, his final message was - that if they won “that it would be with humility and if they lost that it should be with dignity.” These words illustrate the late Bro O’ Brien’ s life.
The late Mary Ellen Power: The death occurred on September 7 of Mary Ellen Power (nee Bermingham) at Marymount Hospice, Cork. The late Mary Ellen had been ill for a while and bore her illness with great dignity. She was very well known in the local and surrounding areas. There was a large attendance at the removal on Monday night from O’Brien’s Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Tuesday. Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetery. To her husband Stephen, son Bertie, daughter Bernadette (Roulet) sister Lily, brother–in–law, son–in– law Michel, daughter–in–law Hannah, grandchildren Nicholas, Clarissa, Marc and Caroline, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
The late Rita Condon: The death occurred on Friday, September 6, at Mallow General Hospital of Rita Condon (nee O’Brien), 3 Captain Keane’s Grove, Mitchelstown, and formerly of Kilclooney, Knockanevin. There was a large attendance at the removal on Sunday evening to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass on Monday. Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetary. To her husband Pad, daughters Siobhan, Eileen, Mary and Marguerite, grandchildren Dale, Amy and Tara, brother, sisters, brothers–in–law, sister–in–law, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
Knockanevin 45: Bridget McGrath, Dromleigh and Phil Walsh, Ballindangan, Mick Hanley, Ballinwillin and Teresa Browne, Araglin, Noel Ryan and Michael Kearney, Marshalstown, Mick Browne, Araglin and Teresa Quinn, Ballyduff.
Secret Games: Bob Browne, Araglin, and Willie Heffernan, Knocklong, Mary Kelly and Ann Coughlan, Mitchelstown, Mossie Stanley, and Willie McNamara, Mitchelstown,
Mossie Sheehan and Lucy Cooke, Buttevant.
Raffle: Liam Fenton, Glenroe, James O’Leary, Kilfinane, Carmel Quirke, Glenroe, Eileen O’ Donovan, Shanballymore.
Curraghagalla 45: Pa Magnier, Carrigdownane and Jeremiah Quane, Kilworth, Nora Carroll, Caherdrinna and Elizabeth O’Flaherty, Broomhill, Geraldine O’Neill, Glanworth and Willie Allen, Caherdrinna.
Secret Games: Jim Murphy, Skeheenarinky and Kathleen Dinan, Kilbehenny, Joe O’Driscoll and William Roche, Caherdrinna, Mollie Donegan, Mitchelstown and Catherine O’ Rourke, Glanworth.
Bonus Raffle: Willie Walsh, and Peter McCarthy Kilworth.
Raffle: Jennifer Dalton, Ballindangan, Sinéad Russell, Mitchelstown, Miceál Linehan, Caherdrinna, Ann Coughlan, Ballindangan.
Anglesboro 45: Billy Casey and Tony Condon, Anglesboro, Billy O’Mahony and JJ Ryan, Ballylanders, Mossie Sheehan and Lucy Cooke, Buttevant.
Table Prize: Dan O’Connor, Cloughleafin and Bernard Condon, Marshalstown, Mick Browne, Araglin and Teresa Quinn, Ballyduff, Margaret O’Keeffe and Connie Boland, Anglesboro.
Raffle: Majella O’ Sullivan, Kilbehenny, Willie O’ Mahony, Ballylanders, JJ Ryan, Ballylanders, Jim Cotter, Anglesboro.
Senior Citizens Project 45: Joe Birrane, Kilbehenny and Bedina Fitzgerald, Mitchelstown, Mick Browne, Araglin and Teresa Quinn, Ballyduff, Maurice Noonan, Kilbehenny and Mossie Hanley, Anglesboro, Jim Fox, Skeheenarinky and Mary Kelly, Kilbehenny.
Lucky Tables: Teresa Browne, Araglin, Liam Roche, Mitchelstown, Billy O’Gorman, Ballywilliam, Nell Sheehy, Ballyporeen, Teresa Browne, Araglin, Birdie Walsh, Ballygiblin, Bob Browne, Araglin.
Town Hall 45: Nellie O’ Flynn, Knockadea and Denis O’Mahony, Araglin, Kitty King, Pollardstown and Hannah Luddy, Kilbehenny.
Lucky Table: Eddie Wiley, Georges St., and William Luddy, Clonmel Road.
Raffle: Teresa Browne, Araglin, Denis O’ Mahony, Araglin.
Footballers: Mitchelstown Under 16 (A) footballers played Clyda Rovers in the opening round of the championship on Thursday evening last in Castletownroche. At half time Town led 2 - 6 to 1 - 7. Town had moved 3 - 6 to 1 - 7 ahead 9 minutes into the second half but failed to score again. The final score was Clyda Rovers 2 - 13 Mitchelstown 3 - 6.
Mitchelstown lined out as follows: Ian Fitzgibbon, Shane Coleman, Daniel McGrath, Michael O’Donoghue, 1 - 0 Paul Palmer, Kevin Mullins, Tom P White, Stephen Fox 0 - 2 Seán Duggan 0 - 2, John Hickey, 1 - 0, Ian Griffin, Tadgh Moloney, Shane Cahill 0 - 1 Simon Murphy 1 - 1 Ricky Ronayne. Subs: Jonathan O’Sullivan for Kevin Mullins, Kevin Caplice for John Hickey.
The Under 16 (C) side had two good workouts last week with Mallow and Killavullen in the league. They lost to Mallow 5 - 10 to 2 - 8 and to Killavullen by 3 - 8 to 1 - 10.
Mitchelstown players who took part in both games were as follows: Thomas Power, Shane Coleman, Michael O’Brien, Pat O’Callaghan, Tom P White, Brian O’Gorman, Denis Mullins, Michael O’Donoghue, David Dineen, Pat Hanley, Kevin Caplice, Brian O’Farrell, David Lynch, Aidan O’Donnell, William O’ Brien, Tadgh Hanley, Simon Maher, Brian O’ Donoghue, Kevin O’ Gorman, Niall Herlihy, Shane Hennessy.
The Under 16 (C) side will be in championship action this weekend against Mill Rovers.
The Junior (A) footballers will meet Fermoy in the championship semi–final this Saturday evening in Araglin, 6pm.
Golf: Development work on the new holes is now completed. The finished work has provided the club with six additional golf holes, consisting of 3 long par 5s, one tough par 4, and 2 challenging par 3s. The seeded areas are now growing well and the bunkers will not be filled with sand till early next year.
Golf Results: Men’s -18 Hole Singles Stroke: lst, J C McCarthy (9), 61 pts nett; 2nd, Michael Fogarty (10), 64 pts nett; 3rd, David McCarthy (15), 65 pts nett. Gross: Francis McCarthy (5), 70 pts nett; 4th, Stephen Slattery (13), 66 pts nett.
Ladies (Results) Open 4 Ball: lst, M Hickey (12) and B Sheehan (18), 45 pts; 2nd, R O’Brien (12) and M Ryan (19), 45 pts; Gross: P O’ Donnell (12) and E Finn (28), 27 pts; 3rd, A O’ Riordan (17) and T Finn (23), 44 pts.
Lions Club Golf Classic: The summer weather of the past weekend added greatly to the Mitchelstown Lions Club Golf Classic held in Mitchelstown. Over 50 teams competed. Sincere thanks to Dairygold, main sponsors and also Catering Management Association who kindly sponsored the ‘ doggy’ bags. The beneficiaries this year are COPE Foundation and The Special Olympics. Mitchelstown will be a host town to Goban for the Special Olympics next year. The following were the winners: lst, Declan Herlihy, John Brooks, Rory McMahon, 74 pts; 2nd, Séamus Sheehan’ s team (Kildorrery), 74 pts;
3rd, Frank Doran’s team, 73 pts; 4th, Morgan Lyons, team Ballyporeen, 72 pts; 5th, Tom Nugent’s team, 72 pts; 6th, John Fox’ s team, 71 pts; 7th, Samco Ltd, 71 pts.
Community Games: Looking back over a very busy season, Mitchelstown Area Community Games had 260 youths within the local area participating at 14 activities during the year. The games have gone from strength to strength in recent times.
Hurlers beaten: On Saturday last Ballygiblin Junior (A) hurlers were in championship action when they played Kilworth in Araglin in the quarter final. Kilworth emerged winners by 2 - 12 to 1 - 8.
Ballygiblin lined out as follows: Joe Caplice, Declan Moher, Declan Power, Joe O’ Brien, Kieran Walsh, Diarmuid Lynch, Anthony O’ Brien, Cain O’ Mahony, Tom Tierney 0 - 1, Michael Allen, Dave Moher 1 - 5, Keith McGrath, Adrian Walsh, Jim Kenneally, Maurice Kenneally 0 - 2. Subs: Paddy Fox for Declan Moher, Kieran O’ Farrell for Jim Kenneally, Kevin O’ Gorman for Adrian Walsh,
Park United: On Saturday last at Brigown, Park United Schoolboys had a very entertaining game with Carrigaline. The Carrigaline side were strong favourites. Park opened well having two 2 goals in the first half. The game finished level 2 - 2.
Park lined out as follows: Patrick Magee, Emmett Sheehan, Brendan Condon, Kieran Duggan, Greg Carroll, Garry McGrath, Craig Pigott, Shane Beston, Colin Stack, David O’ Sullivan, Simon Bane, Subs Shane McLoughlin, John Frewen, Killian Walsh, Patrick Norris, Jamie Collins, Brendan Hegarty, Tony Dalton.
Training continues each Tuesday, 6pm in Brigown.
The late John Buckley: The death occurred peacefully on Thursday, September 12, of John Buckley, Labbamallogga, Knockanevin, at his residence. The deceased was well known in the local and surrounding areas. His popularity was borne out in the large and represented attendance at the removal on Saturday evening and at the Mass and burial on Sunday. Interment took place to the local cemetary. To his wife Anne, sons John, Eamon,
Gerard, daughters Aine, Mairead, Marie, brothers, sister, father in law, mother in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, godfather, godmother, neighbours, relatives and many friends we tender our sincere sympathy.