Tuesday 24 April 2018


Drama group to stage 'stop it nurse' over three nights

Denis O'Connell, Jimmy Noonan and Tadhg O'Keeffe in a scene from the Banteer Drama Group's production of the hilarious comedy ''Stop It Nurse'. Photo: Patrick Casey
Denis O'Connell, Jimmy Noonan and Tadhg O'Keeffe in a scene from the Banteer Drama Group's production of the hilarious comedy ''Stop It Nurse'. Photo: Patrick Casey

THE Banteer Drama Group takes to the stage once again this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the hilarious comedy Stop It Nurse by Sam Cree.

The show is set in the men's surgical ward of a hospital which is run by the stern ward sister played by Joan Duggan who is aided by hard working nurse Holmes (Emily O'Callaghan) and the not so bright trainee Freda Ferguson (Anita Sherlock).

The play tells the story of a Kerry supporter (Jimmy Noonan) who collides with a Cork GAA supporting road hog (Seamus O'Keeffe) on his way into Pairc Ui Chaoimh for the Munster Final. Their hospitalization ends the peaceful stay of the agreeable Bert Cooper (Tadhg O'Keeffe) and Harry Smiley (Denny O'Connell) who has a strange sense of humour and likes to see pain inflicted on others.

When the ever-cheery Miss Cherry (Denise Gallagher), distressed Phyllis (Eileen Cotter) and her tank-like brother Mad (Paul Creighton) together with cantankerous Martha Cooper (Noreen O'Connell) and Bert's attractive young "niece" (Cathy Bailey) are added to the equation things take a hysterical turn! The helpful hospital porter is played by Tom Hartnett and Tim Stuart.

The play will be performed at the Glen Theatre, Banteer on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8.30pm and with laugh out loud scenes it promises to be a great night's entertainment. For bookings call (029) 56239.


Banteer Camogie club held their A.G.M recently in the Community Centre. Chairperson Donnacha Foley thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting was opened with the minutes of last years AGM.

Secretary Maura Dunlea gave a detailed report of the club's activities throughout the year and Treasurer Margaret McAuliffe gave a complete account of the clubs finances. Thanks was expressed to anyone who contributed to the club and to the trainers for their work over the year.

Officers elected for 2013: Chairperson Donnacha Foley, Secretary Eileen O'Donoghue, Treasurer Hillary Lyons, Fixtures secretary Angela Murphy, PRO Rosie Twohig, School Liaison Officer Denis O'Donoghue.

The club would like to thank outgoing officers Maura Dunlea and Margaret McAuliffe for their dedication to the club over the past few years. Maura has been secretary of the club for the past 3 years and played a very efficient roll in the running of the club.

Margaret has been treasurer since the club was founded!! Margaret has devoted endless hour of work to club with out whom our club wouldn't have the strength and success it has today.

Community Alert Group

THE alarm Scheme for the elderly aims to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities. It provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of equipment to enable those without means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.

The equipment eligible for grant support and the level of funding available will be updated regularly. If you are interested in making an application or need more information please contact the following members of the Banteer/Lyre and Districts Community Council.

Contacts are Kathleen O'Shea (087) 6481169; Rosie Cronin (029) 58815 or (087) 2227841, and Mary O'Keeffe (086) 0667822.

Soccer futsal event

Banteer NS recently took part in the FAI Futsul Primary Schools 3rd and 4th class competition at the Sports Village in Cork.

The panel, which included Colum Buckley, Donnacha Doherty, Clodagh Cronin, Aoife Murphy, Kate Foley, Donal O'Donoghue, Darragh Burke, Stephen Kelleher and David Shine, had a great day out.

Juvenile soccer camp takes place on July 24-26, more details later

Community Sportsfield

Many thanks to all members who supported the 2012 draw and this funding along with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council grants has helped complete a lot of work this year including spectator stand renovation, new dug outs ,solar water heating system, pitch maintenance and a new hurling wall as well as maintenance of the facility.

The committee hopes to do further works next year including Outdoor Gym equipment, carpark area (thanks to support of IRD grants) as well as pitch drainage works and ask that all clubs, joggers, walkers etc that use the facility support the fundraising draw again in 2013 costing €100 p.a.

Ladies Football

BANTEER ladies will be holding two registration nights for all ages. It will be held on March 8 and March 22 between 7-8 pm in the Astro turf changing rooms. We would like ask that whoever wishes to play football this year to make these nights. The prices are the same as last year.

The football year will be starting in the coming weeks and we would like to urge new players to join up in all ages. We are also looking for trainers so if you do wish to get involved do not me afraid to contact us.

Macra fun run

Banteer Macra is holding a fun run on Sunday, March 10, in aid of Kanturk Hospital. Starting and finishing in Banteer village. 5.5 mile circuit. Sign-in 12.45pm to 1pm at Banteer Community Centre with start at 1.30pm. Entry fee: €10.

Walkers and runners welcome. Participants must be over 16 to take part.