Sunday 19 May 2019

Annual visit to the graveside of John O'Mullane

FR JOHN O'MULLANE: Holy Week is upon us and once again people will make their way to the graveside of Fr John O'Mullane in Old Kilcorney Cemetery as they have been doing so for over one hundred years.

Traditionally pilgrims make the rounds consisting of the full rosary on Good Friday.

A native of Newmarket the tragic figure of Fr O'Mullane became well known in Mid Cork and Duhallow eventually dying a lonely death at Masseytown, Macroom on October 19, 1891.

In death as during his lifetime many cures were attributed to his intercession and his graveside in Kilcorney became a place of prayerful visitation. Recent years have seen a huge increase in the numbers visiting his graveside and it is hoped this century old traditional will continue to grown where people may find solace from one who though rejected by his fellow men found favour with his God.

The people of Kilcorney and the surrounding areas just simply accept that Fr O'Mullane was special and that his memory remains special. When poverty of sprit overtakes us, we relate to his impoverishment and look to him as a comrade, who will intercede for us with the Lord. May his soul rest forever in the peace of God.

JUVENILE BADMINTON: Cork County Badminton Social is being held on Thursday 1st April at 7.30pm in Blarney Golf and Spa Resort. All members welcome to attend. League medals will be presented on the night. Adults €20, Children €10. If you require tickets please contact 086 8034769.

BOWLING: The Bowling Club launched its new bowling road with a Murphy's stout, Munster Senior Championship score between Billy Daly Glanmire and Nicholas Carey of Carrigtwohill. This was top class bowling from start to finish.

It was Carey who shared the early exchanges. The lead changed hands in the long straight. The score was on level terms at Ballyhass Gates. The Glanmire man widened the gap after this but Carey reeled him in at the school to cut the deficit to under two metres.

It was Daly who had the better of the shots down the hill and with the aid of a well played shot to the next corner he rose a bowl of odds. The Carrigtwohill player knocked the bowl at the following corner but the veteran Daly rose it again, a lead he held to the finish.

Referee Maurice Sheahan and his team of marshals and steward made sure everything went as it should and it was a credit to all concerned. Sincere sympathy is extended to the Hinchion Family Ballygiblin, Cecilstown on their very sad bereavement.

Winter Competition Results: March 20 — Danny Murphy 35 points. Maurice Cashman 32 points. Liam Casey 31 points. Johnny O'Riordan 28 points. Paddy O'Keeffe 17 points. Donal Cashman 31 points. Jerry Murphy 6 points. Eugene O Sullivan 14points. John Breen 27 points. Avan Murphy 6 points. Simon Atkins 1 point. Sara Rose 1 point. Helen Cooney 2 points. Michael Murphy 8 points. James Walsh 2 points. Christopher O Flaherty 2 points. Martin Madigan 2 points. Keven Monaghan 3 points. Nicholas O Flaherty 2 points. Sarah Murphy 3 points. Becca Healy 2 points. Damian Leonard 19 points. Dermot O Mullane 2 points. Rose Twohig 3 points. Jer Buckley 1 point. Finbarr O Riordan 1 point.

Bowling North Cork Fixtures: April 4. Eugene Sullivan v Andy Gallagher or Patrick Murphy at Bweeng or Gortroe at 11.30JB

April 5. Paddy Ronan v Kevin Ruby in Kilcorney at 11.30 NV. Kevin Cooney v Ger Connell in Kilcorney at 12.30 NC.

Meeting at Stuake Tuesday April 6 at 8.30pm.

EASTER CERMONIES: St Fursey's Church Banteer: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper 8pm. Good Friday Stations of the Cross 3pm, Celebration of the Lord's Passion 8pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8pm. Easter Sunday: 11.30am and 8pm.

St Nicholas' Church Kilcorney: Holy Thursday Mass of The Lord's Supper 8pm. Good Friday Stations of the Cross 12 noon. Celebration of the Lord's Passion 8pm. Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass 8pm. Easter Sunday 10.30am.

St Josephís Church Lyre: Holy Thursday 8pm. Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3pm. Stations of the Cross 8pm. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 7pm. Easter Sunday 9.30am.

DROMTARIFFE PARISH: St John's Church Dromagh: Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord Supper 8pm. Good Friday Celebration of the Lordís Passion 3pm. Easter Sunday 11am.

Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Derrinagree. Holy Saturday Vigil Mass 9pm Easter Sunday 9.30am.

DROMTARIFFE G.A.A. LOTTO RESULTS: Dromtariffe G.A.A. Lotto draw took place on Saturday night last.

Winning numbers were 2, 9, 18 and 22 and the jackpot of €5,500 was not won.

€50 went to Tara and Owen O Keeffe Derrinagree and the seller was Mick O Connell.

€20 each to the following: Niall O Connor Clonbannin, Kevin O Connor Rathroe, Thelma Hayes Dysart and Breeda Murphy Carrigrohane.

€10 to each of the following: Eileen Cronin Gurranbawn, Timmy Stokes Broadford, Julia Mary Cremin c/o Carolines, Maureen O Connor c/o The Sandpit and Kitty Cooney Rathcoole.

Next draw will take place at Caroline's Bar and the jackpot will be €5,600.