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Some of Freemount Macra members attending Freemount Community Development ‘sTea party last weekend

Some of Freemount Macra members attending Freemount Community Development ‘sTea party last weekend

Some of Freemount Macra members attending Freemount Community Development ‘sTea party last weekend

Aghinagh: G.A.A. Lotto Results - There was no winner. The jackpot is 2050 euro. 50 euro Trevor Burns, Glen Park. 20 euro Jerome and Shelia Twohig, Leades. 20 euro Seamus O'Leary, Dromduv. 20 euro Mairead O Sullivan, Curraghawaddra. 20 euro Joan O'Leary, Sleaveen. Next weeks draw Tigh ui Laoighaire.

Recent Bereavements

Sincere sympathy is extended to Margaret and Joan Spillane on the death of their mother Chrissie. Also to the O Leary Family and the staff of O Learys Super Value on the death of Mrs O Leary. To Dave Dennehy Rylane his sister Merlyn, Brothers Ray and Brian on the recent death of Noel. Ar dheis De go raibh a Anim deilis.

Ballinagree school cards

Results February 24th - 1th Con Kelleher and Jerry Cooney, 2th Connie Sheehan and Kieran Lehane. Under the line, Margaret Lehane and Nula Creedon.

Results for 2th March - 1th Johnnie Twohig and Tom Sullivan 2th Micheal Horgan and Micheal Creedon. Under the line Margaret and Denis O Driscoll.

Music in the Laine

Music in the Laine Bar next Saturday night March 14th is with Peter Lane and Blackwater Sound.

Ballyhea

Church news

MASS TIMES - Weekend Masses: Saturday, March 14 (Vigil) 7.30 p.m.; Sunday, March 15, 8.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weekday Masses: On Monday the 16th Morning Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.; Monday, March 16, 7.30 p.m. Vigil; Tuesday the 17th St Patrick's Day 8.30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.; Friday the 19th Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

There will be Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday after 10 a.m. Mass till 11 a.m. Confessions will be heard before the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening.

MONTH OF MARCH - The month of March is dedicated to St Joseph. Feast days for the coming week: Monday the 16th: St Agapito. Tuesday the 17th: St Patrick, bishop, patron of Ireland. Wednesday the 18th: St Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor. Thursday the 19th: St Joseph, Husband of Mary Friday the 20th: St Cuthbert, bishop. Saturday the 21st: St Enda, abbot.

SPRING (LENTEN) STATIONS - March 19 at 8 p.m.: Castleharrison and Ballyhay in the home of Martin and Bernadette Moloney.

ROTA - Collectors for month of March: 7.30 p.m. (Vigil) Tom Moloney, 8.30 a.m. John Ronan, Denis McNamara, 11 a.m. Mike O'Kelly.

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: 7.30 p.m. Vigil John Mortell, 11 a.m. Carmel Roche, March 16 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mary Mortell, March 17.11 a.m. Angela Ryan.

Readers Next Weekend: 7.30 p.m. Vigil Geraldine McNamara; 11 a.m. Sarah Berrett March 16 7.30 p.m. Vigil Elaine Crowley; March 17.11 a.m. Audrey Morrissey.

Flowers: March 14 and March 21 Gretta Kenny (no flowers during Lent) Flowers for St Patrick's Day

Counters March and April Pat O'Brian, Hilton Lovell.

LOST AND FOUND - A pair of gloves were found in the church, the owner can collect same in the sacristy.

CHURCH CHOIR - The choir has resumed on Sunday at 11 a.m. Mass. New members are always welcome.

GAA NOTES

LOTTO - The lotto was held on Monday, March 2, at the Idle Hour. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1,400. The Numbers were 19, 30, 37. Lucky Dips of €30 each: Delia Kelly c/o John Mortell; Gavin Morrissey c/o Alec Morrissey; Noreen Morrissey c/o Alec Morrissey. Next week's draw in the Corbett Court, jackpot €1,500. You can play the lottery online @locallotto.ie and thank you for your continued support.

2020 CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS - The 2020 County Championship draws were held at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Premier SHC (top tier of 12): Group 1: Midleton, Sars, Douglas, Ballyhea; Group 2: Blackrock, Erins Own, Bishopstown, Newtownshandrum; Group 3: Glen Rovers, St Finbarr's, Na Piarsaigh, Carrigtwohill.

MASTER FIXTURES PROGRAMME - The County Board have announced the Master Fixtures programme for the year ahead. Key dates scheduled are SHC v Douglas w/e April 19. SHC v Midleton w/e August 9. SHC v Sarsfields w/e August 30.

SELECTION COMMITTEE - The Selection Committees were ratified recently. Senior: Adrian Gilligan, James O'Shaughnessy, Aidan O'Connor, Eamon Crowley. Junior: Darren Ronan, Jonathan O'Sullivan, Eamon Morrissey. Under-21: Seán Curtin, John Mortell, Mike Morrissey. Irish and Cultural Officer: Mikey Browne.

JUVENILE COMMITTEE - The Juvenile Committee was ratified at the recent Club Executive Meeting. Chair. : Brendan Barrett, secretary: Oonagh Horan, treasurer: Jim Codd, PRO: John Mortell, Children's Officer: Orla Kelly. Committee: John Foley, Dave Hickey, Mike Keogh, Michael Mackessy, Ian Ronan, Tom Crowley, Ger O'Shea, Alan Mortell, Owen Walsh, Joanne Crowley.

GAA MEMBERSHIP - Club Membership for Juveniles is €20, Adults €40 and Family €80.

NORTH CORK BOARD HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS - under-21 A final, Ballyhea v Kilshannig. Junior B semi-final, Ballyhea v winner of Newtown/Mallow.

BALLYHEA GAA DOES STRICTLY - The Couples are very busy training for the big night on March 14 in the Charleville Park Hotel. The Strictly Couples are: Áine Griffin and Noel O'Riordan, Audrey Morrissey and Ger O'Donovan, Caroline Mackessy and Tadhg Mortell, Dee Dwane and Donal Barrett, Helen O'Sullivan and Denis Egan, Laura Dundon and Maurice O'Riordan, Marguerite O'Kelly and Liam O'Brien, Sarah Copps and Mike Keogh, Sarah O'Regan and Aaron Dundon, Siobhán O'Kelly and Mikey Mortell, Susan Ronan and John Mortell, Triona O'Gorman and Ken Kennedy.

The Judges for the event have been announced and are as follows: Gemma O'Shaughnessy, Linda Buckley, Jason Sherlock and back by popular demand Jer.I.am (aka Jeremiah Browne)

Sponsorship Cards are currently in circulation. Tickets for the night are available from the organising committee who are Mike Morrissey, Jim Codd, Denis Mac.

Namara, Ger O'Shea. They will also be available from Costcutters Ballyhea, the Charleville Park Hotel or any of the dancers at €25 each. This promises to be a great night's entertainment provided by 12 pairs of dancers who have been putting in long hours of practice to ensure an enjoyable night is had by all. Funds raised will go towards the completion of the walkway around the club grounds. All support is greatly appreciated.

CAMOGIE CLUB - Membership is €40 pp. Anyone with old helmets or boots please donate to the club so they can be passed on to the new players. All new members welcome.

COMMUNITY ALERT

Ballyhea Community Alert has successfully set up a Text Alert Network to immediately alert our community when an incident occurs. Prompt information to and from Gardaí deters criminal activity. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Text Alert Network please phone any of the following people for information and sign up details - Phil Ryan 087 2937465, Pat Daly 086 1220114, James Horgan 087 2572271, Willie Meaney 087 1936842, Con Walsh 086 8570355. The fee for this service is €10 annually.

MEN ON THE MOVE

Ballyhea Men on the Move takes place at 7.30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays in the Gym in the new complex in Ballyhea GAA Club. All ages (currently ranging from 30's to 60's) and all levels of fitness catered for, and participants from outside Ballyhea are very welcome. Please come and along and try it out. Contact Jim Codd at 087 9223939 for information. Have fun and get fit.

THANK YOU

Noel, Harry and Isabelle would like to thank you all for your generous contributions on St Stephen's Day when they were out on the Wren collecting for Cork Penny Dinners. When they delivered the cheque to Cork Penny Dinners they were so appreciative and wished to convey their thanks to you all.

SPEEDING

Speeding is still continuing to be an issue through the parish so please be aware of the speed limit of 60km.

Cill na Martra

SCÓR NA BPÁISTÍ

Rug daltaí Scoil Lachtaín Naofa trí duais leo ag Craobh Mhúscraí de Scór na nÓg. Bhuadar an comórtas Rince seit, Amhránaíocht aonair agus Rince ar an Seán-Nós. Maith sibh Finín Ó Conaill, Donagh O'Mainnín agus an ochtar sa Seit. Gach ádh oraibh i Leath Chraobh an Chontae.

SINGING SESSION CANCELLED

Due to the Cornavirus, last Sundays Singing Session was cancelled and all sessions in the near future are postponed for the present.

SCORAÍOCHT AN PHARÓISTE

De bharr an Cornavirus, tá Scoraíocht an Pharóiste ar an Déardaoin seo, 12ú Márta curtha ar cheal.

FR. CONNIE RIP.

The past pupils of Scoil Cuil a Bhuacaigh during the 1960s were saddened to hear of the unexpected death of parish priest Fr Connie Kelleher, Touraneena and the Nire, Co. Waterford. The late Fr Connie and his siblings spent their summer holidays with their Aunt Nellie and attended Scoil Cúil a Bhuacaigh with their O'Callaghan cousins during a week or two in July. They joined in skating on the rock, climbing the big laurel tree and playing football in Páirc Free. He was laid to rest in St Mary's Cemetery, Dungarvan following Concelebrated Requiem Mass in St Mary's Church, Touraneena. Leaba chaoin i measc na n-Aingeal go raibh aige.

NUACHT LOTTO

Níor aimsigh uimhreacha 7, 15, 23 ná 27 aon buaiteoir don phota óir oll-mhór le €20,000 ann ar an Luan seo chaite in Uí Chríodáin. €100: Síle Ní Chuana, Gort an Éadan. Díoltóir: Siobhán Uí Mhocháin, Gort an Éadan. €50: Hazel Uí Mhurchú, Cúil Aodha. €20: Dan Ó Duinnín, Béal Áthan Ghaorthaidh. €20: Ben Mac Coitir, c/o Ber, Réidh na nDoirí. €20: Máire Uí Ghoillí, Drom a Garraí.

BAPTISM

Little James Darby Corcoran was baptised recently in Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa in the presence of his parents, Leadh and Bill, grandparents and extended family. Saol fada agus sonas duit, James.

SRAITH CHORCAÍ

Beidh Cill na Martra ag taisteal go Páirc Nemo ar an Domhnach seo, 15ú Márta ag 11: 30rn chun Raonaithe Nemo a imirt. Gach ádh oraibh lads.

DEFIBRILLATORS

Two new defibrillators were installed recently locally, one at Mons and the other at Tigh Uí Chríodáin, Droichid na Toinne. Both Pubs held fundraisers to purchase these vital pieces of lifesaving equipment and Coiste Forbartha Chill na Martra presented cheques to make up the shortfall in both cases. There are now five defibrillators available locally, one at Cois Cille, one in Páirc Ui Chuana, one at Oifig a Phoist Réidh na nDoirí and the two new ones at Mons and Droichid na Toinne. Coiste Forbartha Chill na Martra are planning to hold a training day in Defibrillator use shortly, if there is sufficient demand.

Clondrohid

BLOOD DONATION CLINIC

Clondrohid Community Hall will host its 1st Donation Clinic on Monday April 27 from 5 to 8.30pm and on Tuesday April 28 from 3 to 5pm and from 7 to 9pm. Please mark these dates in your diary and support this important Clinic.

PARISH ACTIVE RETIRED

The annual JACK'S MYSTERY TOUR organised by IRD Duhallow will take place on Tues May 26 costing €70 which covers all costs on the day.. All those interested in travelling, please contact Mary on 0872036947 as soon as possible as numbers for busses need to be sorted. The Active Retired organised a very successful Scoraiocht last May in conjunction with the Bealtaine Festival, and they plan to organise the same this year on Friday night May 15 in Community Hall Clondrohid. Please mark in your diary and spread the news. A great night assured . Refreshments will be served.

NEWS FROM CARRIGANIMA

This year Carriganima will celebrate St. Patrick's Day on this Sunday Mar 15 ( virus permitting) with their usual well supported parade. The parade will commence at 3pm. And this year there will be collection points for funds for the Air Ambulance in Rathcoole. A replica of the ambulance will be on display in front of the Priest's house.

A Rep from Air Ambulance will attend on the day as will the 1st person to use the ambulance, a native of Kilcorney and also a lady from Ballyvourney who used it recently.. They will be relating their experiences. Music on the day will be provided by Michelle Murphy (back by popular demand ) not sure if Seanie is claiming to be related, no doubt all will be revealed!!!!

LOTTO

Results for Mar 4. Jackpot €6,800 €70 Marion Manning c/o Laine €20 Patricia Murphy Coachford, Aidan O=92 Brien Clondrohid, Karen Brennan c/o Bingo, Carmel Murphy Ballyverrane, Macroom Congrats to Rose O'Brien Dripsey winner of last week=92s Bingo jackpot of €250.

G.A.A. NEWS

U14 West Cork League Clondrohid 3 12, Naomh Aban 1 6. A great win for Clondrohid last weekend on their first outing this year. Well done Clondrohid's u21s will play Ballingeary this Saturday March 14 .Check locally for time and venue for this semi final. Good luck lads. Thanks to Tim Lyons and family of Lyons Engineering, who presented the U 16=92s with a new set of jerseys last week.

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