Monday 18 December 2017

Great time assured on 'Mystery Tour'


Mitchelstown Macra members will take off on their seasonal Mystery Tour this Saturday December 8. The bus leaves the square at 6.30pm heading for a destination unknown. This is the club's second mystery tour this year as last May club members ended out in Clonmel on their bus trip.

If you have an interest in joining an active local club, there are still limited spaces left on the tour. For more information, contact Mairead Allen on 0877501033. The more the merrier….it's going to be a good one!


Well done to Mitchelstown Macra's novice debating team of Lisa Moakley, Timmy Lane and Aileen Gallagher who debated in the Cork County Final last Friday night in Watergrasshill.

The team were proposing the motion that "Agriculture is our Economy's saviour" against regional neighbour's Banteer Macra Na Feirme.

Mitchelstown put in a really great performance in the final of the competition which is popular every year. However, the motion was defeated and Banteer were announced as Cork County Champions for 2012. Well done to everyone. Thank you to those who supported the team on the night. Our team did the club proud and we wish them all the success in the future.


Thank You to all who visited our stand at TO Park's information evening on agriculture last Wednesday night. Our stand was displaying photos and information about our club since reforming in May 2010 and was attended by our active members.

The evening was extremely helpful and informative and we were delighted to spread the news of Macra Na Feirme and especially our own club. Well done to the organisers on the night.


Our own Ger Griffin is in the National Final of the Impromptu Public Speaking this Saturday night December 8 in Blarney Golf Resort Hotel, Cork.

Ger progressed from the regional round in Avondhu to the Nat. Semi-finals which took place in Tullamore two weeks ago. He will now compete along with 7 others from all over the country to vie for the title of National Impromptu Public Speaker.

he finals of the team public speaking will also take place on the night. We wish Ger all the best from the club and let's hope he brings home the title!

Ballyhoura Macra Mystery Tour

Our members enjoyed our neighboring Macra club's Mystery Tour last Saturday night. The mystery tour stopped in Glanmire first. The second pub was somewhere around Ovens.

The third pub was in Copeen and the tour enjoyed finger food and speculation was rife as to where the final destination was. Then it was on to the club in Clonakilty where the tour finished and partied Whest style. A great night of fun and craic was had by all.


The regional round of indoor soccer for men and women will take place on this Sunday December 9th in Glanthane Sports Complex. We wish the best to our mens and womens' teams on the day who represent the club and look forward to a great day. If you are interested in playing, contact a committee member asap. Kool Kristmas Well done to the organisers of Kool Kristmas which took place last Sunday in Mitchelstown. It was a great event for the town.


On Saturday, December 8 the National Final of both Team and Impromptu Public Speaking will take place in the Blarney Golf Resort at 8pm.

Admission is free on the night so there is no better way to have a cheap and cheerful night out before Christmas. With a very high standard and topics varying from The Gathering to Google at the SemiFinal stages it promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment for the Final.

On Friday, December 14 the Cork County Round of Capers will be held at Inniscarra Community Centre. Capers, a 20 minute variety show, is always a highlight on the Cork Macra calender. Several teams taking part reached the All Ireland Final last year so another great night's entertainment is guaranteed at this.

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