BANTEER overcame Meelin in the league stages of the JBHL to book a place in the last four against Kilbrin.
Banteer started very well with two goals in the first half really setting out their intent for the day. They were greatly helped by excellent defending at the back from Conor O'Keeffe, while Connie Tarrant in goal was equally assured. A long Patrick O'Keeffe free found its way to the net, and Colin Philpot followed suit later in the half to bag a goal of his own. Patrick also got points during the hour to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Banteer led at the break, 2-07 to 0-08.
Derry Long, who had an excellent first half, continued this vein of form right through to the second half as he dominated the play in his area of the field. Kevin Barry in the half forward line put in a sterling performance and got a fine point in the second half for his efforts. Patrick Buckley also added to the scoreboard to ensure Banteer would always have the lead right to the end.
A good performance and a positive result. Banteer 2-14 Meelin 0-15
Our u12s traveled to Ballincollig to play Tracton in the Gala Go Games Finals on Saturday morning.
The game was played in four quarters with 12 minutes allowed for each and both teams got off to a flying start, setting the tone for a very exciting contest.
The Banteer defence started superbly with Kaitlyn Kelleher, Amy Lyons and Clodagh Cronin sweeping up everything that came their way and Deirdre Leahy, Shauna O'Connell and Niamh Kiely putting plenty pressure on the Tracton attack.
In the second and third quarters Banteer really started to open up with an excellent attempt at goal from Kate Foley that was stopped by the crossbar and luckily her fast reacting sister Roisín was on hand to blast the ball to the back of the net.
The work rate around the centre of the field from Clodagh Cronin and Elizabeth Philpott was eminent throughout while, up front, Aoife Murphy, Grace O'Brien and Niamh O'Connor all looked very dangerous, upsetting the Tracton defence from the off.
Roisín added another goal and a point to her tally, and another burst through the Tracton defence saw Kate Foley raise the white again for Banteer.
Tracton never gave up and scored two goals in the last quarter but the gap was too much and an excellent goal from Deirdre Leahy sealed the deal for the Banteer side.
Well done to trainer Rosie Twohig for the excellent work she has put in with this young side, and a big thanks to Anna Foley for being our photographer on the day.
Team: Amy Lyons, Deirdre Leahy, Kaitlyn Kelleher, Shauna O'Connell, Niamh Kiely, Roisín Foley, Elizabeth Philpott, Kate Foley, Grace O'Brien, Aoife Murphy, Niamh O'Connor and Clodagh Cronin.
The Minors continued their winning ways on Saturday evening when they traveled to play Blarney in the first round of the championship.
Our side started the better side, scoring a goal and three points in the opening quarter. Blarney answered back with a point but Banteer continued to move the slitor fast around the field and gave themselves a comfortable lead of 2-5 to Blarney's one point at the half time.
The second half continued much like the first, with Banteer dominating and looking very impressive throughout, adding a goal and two points before the final whistle. Final Score Banteer 3-7 Blarney -2.
Well done to trainers Donnacha Foley and Angela Murphy for the work they have put into this minor team. Team; T Sheehan, M McAuliffe, K O Donoghue, A Foley, L Dunlea, V Withers, L Murphy, K Mannix, G Cashman, S O'Reilly, L Howard, L McGeogh, G Lane, A O'Keeffe, A Leader and S McAuliffe
Well done to Conor Lane who refereed All Ireland Minor football final
Get fit for 2013 with special offers at Banteer Gym who are offering three months membership for €75 and one month for €30. There are special rates for students at €20 per month, Couples €50 per month or €140 for three months. Opening hours are: Mon to Fri- 6 to 9pm.
IRD Duhallow is seeking to run an ESOL (English for Students of Other Languages - level 3) course commencing in October. ESOL learners are primarily concerned with developing speaking and listening skills in functional language for everyday use.
There will be a group meeting to determine if you are suitable to take part in this training course on Thursday the 26th of September at 7p.m. in the James O' Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. If you are interested please contact Mary on 029 60633.
KILCORNEY COMMUNITY DEVELOLPMENT
Kilcorney Community Development Association Ltd wish to acknowledge a grant of €2162.00 from the Health Service Executive towards ongoing developments in the Social Centre.
Further to a number of requests, a meeting will be held in the Social Centre in Kilcorney on Monday 7th October at 7.30pm to discuss the regulations involved in setting up a pre school. The meeting will be attended by representatives of the Health Service Executive.
The playground in the village is now open and the Astro Turf playing pitch will be available for bookings by contacting 086 2435072. Kilcorney Community Dev Assos Ltd wish to acknowledge finantial assistance from Cork County Council, IRD Duhallow and substantial local support for these superb community facilities.
A sum of money was found on the Banteer/Rathcoole road on Mon last. Anybody who thinks it they may have lost it can contact 087 9389959
Banteer Community Sportsfield is welcoming an IRD grant of €8,000 towards walks improvements and an SEI grant of €10,400 towards energy efficient projects.
GRANT FOR ROOF REPAIRS
Banteer Community Centre as received an IRD grant of €62,250 towards reroofing the hall, installing a solar heating system and tarring the access road and carpark. All these works are now complete. The centre has also received an SEI grant of €8,500 towards energy efficient projects.
Meanwhile the Glen Theatre has also received an SEI grant of €13,233 towards energy efficient projects
UNDER THE THATCH
IRD Duhallow will have an event on caring for traditional buildings and thatch roofs on Mon 14th Oct at 8pm at Newmarket.