Tuesday 16 January 2018

Around the districts: Aghinagh and area

Meabh Casey having her face painted by Selena from Children's Entertainment Ireland during Opening Day at Reen's Pharmacy in Millstreet
Meabh Casey having her face painted by Selena from Children's Entertainment Ireland during Opening Day at Reen's Pharmacy in Millstreet

GAA Lotto results - No jackpot winner; next week's jackpot €1600; €50 Séamus Sexton, Nadd; €20 Emma Barrett, MCP; €20 Brid Kelleher, M & J Oil; €20 Noel Lehane; €20 Judy Lynch, Ballinagree Shop. Next week's draw is in the Ploughman.

St Patrick's Day

A great day is planned. hoping for dry day. The parade starts after Mass at midday at the Quay Wall.

Platform Dance

There will be a dance in the platform at the back of the Laine Bar Ballinagree on Sunday afternoon, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in aid of the Platform Dances on Mushera mountain funds are getting low and expenses are rising. Jerry McCarthy, Liam and autumn Gold are providing the music. Tea sandwiches and lots of sweet stuff will be served admission €10. A great evening of dance and craic is assured, and lots of friends to meet and greet.

Music in the Laine

Music in the Laine next Sat night March 18 is with the Jarvey.

School Cards Results

First Maura Twohig and John Coakley. Second Con Kelleher and John Healy. Under Line Mick Cotter and Dan Kelleher. The cards continue every Monday night in Ballinagree School at 8.45 p.m.


Press Pass awards

Cill na Martra and Múscraí in general are good at winning all-Ireland titles, but a precedent was set on Friday last as Caitríona Ní Chonaill, Leach Fhinín collected an all-Ireland title for feature writing at the Press Pass awards in the Convention Centre, Dublin.

The newspaper industry organises the annual Press Pass competition for Transition Year students, in which they are encouraged to read daily newspapers and write original articles on local topics.

Caitríona decided to interview her neighbour, Larry Creed on his long running set dancing Nights in Óstan Ghobnatan and submitted her feature. It was good enough to win one of the five categories.

Almost 7,000 original works of journalism were submitted by Transition Students from all over Ireland, so it was quite an achievement to be a winner. Caitríona, who was accompanied by her múinteoir, Bean Uí Aragáin at the presentation, was the only Cork winner. Míle comghairdeas.

Féile Lachtaín Naofa

Beidh Féile Lachtaín Naofa á cheiliúradh ar an Domhnach seo chugainn, 19ú Márta le Paráid tréis Aifreann 11: 30rn. Mar is gnáth, beidh daltaí Scoil Lachtaín Naofa chun tosaigh, cómh maith le daoine beaga ón Naoinra. Beidh baill Craobh Lachtaín Naofa de Comhaltas i mbun cheoil. Ag deireadh, beidh na sean gluaisteáin agus tarraiceoirí. Beidh tae agus rudaí deasa ar fáil san Ionad Pobail tréis an Pharáid. Leanfaidh an ceiliúradh le ceol agus scléip timpeall na h-áite.


Deafening was an inspirational documentary shown on RTÉ1 on Thursday, March 2, featuring three stories about extraordinary deaf people, who are more in tune with the world than most hearing people. Réidh na nDoirí's Seán Herlihy was one of those remarkable people and we saw him at work as a teacher at the School of the Deaf, helping on the family farm in Leach Beag, recalling his winning football days with Foireann Peile Chill na Martra and travelling on his many trips abroad. It was a rare positive, uplifting programme and can be seen on RTÉ Player for some time yet. Míle comghardeas, Seán.

Bronnadh ar Daltaí

Bronnadh teastais specialta ar cúigear iarscoláirí ó Choláiste Ghobnatan, a dhein an Ard Teist i 2016 ag searmanas, a deagraigh Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chorcaí le déanaí. Fuair triúr ó Chill na Martra teastais. Míle comhghairdeas do Seán O'Forréidh, Prothas, Danielle Ní Chéilleachair agus Aaron Bradstock ó Cúil ma Bhuacaigh. Maith sibh.


The death took place recently of Con O'Riordan, Ballyvolane and formerly of Drom a Garraí after a short illness. Predeceased by his brothers Denny and Timmy, the late Con was well known in music circles as a member of Riordan's Fancy. Interment took place in St Catherine's Cemetery, Kilcully following Requiem Mass in St Oliver's Church, Ballyvolane. Sympathy is extended to his wife Anne, his seven children, grandchildren, sisters, Sheila, Joan and Mary, brothers Gerard and Martin and extended family. Go dtuga Dia leaba dó i measc na Naomh.

Ciorcal Cainte

Beidh Ciorcal Cainte ar siúl san Leabharlann, Maigh Chromtha ar an Déardaoin, 23ú Márta ag 11: 30rn. Beidh fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne.

An tAthair Ned's talk

Don't forget an tAthair Ned's inspirational talk on Monday next, March 20, in Aire na n-Óg at 8 p.m. He will speak on Lent and our Christian Faith. Entry is free.


Beidh Seisiún Amhránaíochta san Auld Triangle, Maigh Chromtha ar an Domhnach, 27ú Márta timpeall a naoi. Beidh fáilte roimh amhránaithe agus éisteoirí.

Ballinagree Parade

Our friends in Ballinagree are holding their annual St Patrick's Day parade on Friday next after the 11 o'clock Mass. Fáilte roimh cách.

Tráth na gCeist

Beidh Tráth na gCeist specialta do Sheachtain na Gaeilge ar siul ar an Déardaoin seo, 16ú Márta ag 10: 00rn i gCois Cille. Buail isteach don spraoi agus duaiseanna deasa.

Afternoon of prayer

There will be an Afternoon of Prayer in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on this Sunday, March 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be led by Brendan Walsh, Jackie and John O'Brien.

Gig na Gaelinne

Tá Cór Chill na Martra ag ullmhú de ló is d'oiche do Gig na Gaelinne I Halla na Cathrach, Corcaigh ar an Satharn, 25ú Márta. Tá roinnt ticéidí ar fáil fós in Oifig a Phoist.

Nuacht Lotto

Bhí €5,400 sa phota óir ar an Luan seo chaite in Uí Chríodáin, nuair a roghnaiodh uimhreacha 2, 3, 16 agus 23. Ní raibh said ag éinne. €100: Ben Seartain, Cill Maigh Iaróg. €40: Cristín, c/o An Chrois. €50: Diarmuid O'Cróinín, Ceann Droma. €20: Michelle Ní Shúilleabháin, Drom Réidh. €20: Gearóid McSuibhne, Ceann Droma. €20: Jerry Masters, Cill Mhichíl.


St Patrick's Day Parade

The Carriganima parade as usual will not take place on St Patrick's Day but on Sunday, March 19, commencing at 3 p.m. A fun day for all the family, with no doubt some surprises. Everyone welcome. Music by the Ferrymen.

Text Alert

A public meeting will be held in Clondrohid Hall on Monday, March 20, at 8 p.m. One can renew their membership or become a new member of this very important text alert organisation. Sgt Ian O'Callaghan Crime Prevention Officer and Orla Doyle Community Officer will be in attendance to answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served and everyone welcome.

Muinfliuch Parents Assoc.

Pub Quiz in the Tavern Clondrohid on Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Table of four costing €40. Raffle on the night. Mark it in your diary, great night assured.


Results for March 8: €70 - Trevor O'Brien, The Hermitage, Macroom €20 - Eileen Cooney, Coachford €20 - Colette O'Shea, Carrigaphooka €20 - Martin Twomey, Hartnetts Cross €20 - Shane Creed, Carrigaphooka. Next Week's jackpot €2,200.

GAA news

Congratulations to Clondrohid Minors, who defeated Whitescross on a score line of 4-10 to 2-6 Congratulations to Seán Desmond on being selected on the Cork under-17 Football squad for upcoming inter county competition to be played in April and May. Best of luck Seán from all in Clondrohid GAA.

FIXTURES - under-12 FL Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. Clondrohid V Aghinagh in Clondrohid; under-10 FL Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Clondrohid v Kilmurry in Kilmurry; Minor FL Sunday, March 19, at 2.30 p.m. Clondrohid V Carrignavaar in Clondrohid.


College in semi-final

The Coachford College Senior Footballers will travel to to Tulla in Co. Clare on Saturday to take on Co. Mayo side, Ballinrobe Community School in the all-Ireland semi-final of the Paddy Drummond Cup. The boys have been waiting and preparing for this game for six weeks having defeated Mitchelstown in the Munster Final on February 4 We wish them the very best of luck.

St Patrick's Festival

O'Riordans Bar Coachford are laying on a feast of music for the St Patrick's Day Weekend. The Highland Paddy's will kick off events on Thursday, March 16, and local band the Hillbillies will rock the venue on St Patrick's night with their unique blend of traditional ballads and modern music.

On Saturday night the wonderful 'Jive Kings' return to the Coachford venue to offer their fantastic blend of jive, jazz and rock. All gigs are free of charge and kick off each night at 10 p.m.

Simon 'sleep out'

Coachford Foróige would like to confirm the total sponsorship raised from the 'Sleep Out' on February 24 is an amazing €3,025 for the Cork Simon Community. The Foróige members presented Kerry McMahon from Cork Simon with the cheque on Wednesday night at their weekly meeting.

The Foróige Members, who braved the elements for this very good cause are extremely proud of their achievement which gave them a new understanding of what homeless people endure.

Foróige's ethos is to Empower Youth and Enrich Communities and Coachford Foróige hope to undertake more projects like this one in the coming year. The group would like to thank everyone for their continuing support.

Camogie girls win

Coachford College Senior camogie team defeated Charleville in the Cork County Senior Final last week. This was a great victory by the girls as Charleville has a strong tradition of winning this title but Coachford played terrific game in dreadful conditions.

Vintage club

Broomhill Vintage Club will have a float in this year's St Patrick's Day parade in Macroom. The club will show off their Tractor Building teams and use the opportunity to advertise their summer festival which will celebrate Henry Ford's 100-year anniversary of producing cars in Cork.

Rylane Fun Run

The Rylane Community Park Association will host a Four Mile Fun Run and Community Walk on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Registration takes place in Rylane National School from 12.30 p.m. Entry is only €10 for adults and €5 for over-12s.

Dance Off

The Coachford College Great Dance Off which took place last weekend was tremendous. The five or six transition Year students that organised it should be very proud of themselves as they put on a terrific show. The teachers joined in to make it a whole School event. Well done to Miss Hourihan, who did an excellent job as MC.

The three judges; Miss O'Riordan, Mr Lotty and Mr Fitzpatrick were great fun and provided all the contestants with uplifting comments and keeping some of their harshest and fun comments for the male teachers.

The stars of the night were the dancers and they provided some great entertainment. It was plain to see that all of the competitors had put a huge effort in preparing their routines for the Marymount Hospice fundraiser and they were terrific.

The dancers jived, waltzed and Salsaed their way across the floor of the colleges PE hall as they wowed the audience with their glittering array of steps, lifts, flips and slides. The dancers and their coaches put huge thought into the choice of dance and the choice of costume, many of which had to be seen to be believed.

The music acts which were interspersed throughout the show were great and were another vehicle for displaying the huge amount of talent that is resident in Coachford College. Well done to the school, the students and teachers for raising what should be a very welcome amount of money for Marymount Hospice. A special congratulations to those males who donned dresses for the night, the ultimate sacrifice for charity.

GAA action

Aghabullogue intermediate hurlers got off to winning ways last Sunday defeating Ballygarvan by nine points to seven in their first league game of the year.

The minor footballers defeated Passage and the under-14 footballers came out on top of their contest with neighbours Canovee also at the weekend.

Scor na Páisti

Well done Aghabullogue camogie club dancers in qualifying for the Scor na Páisti County Final in set dancing and Figure Dancing competitions which takes place on March 25.


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