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Around the Districts: Aghinagh, Boherbue, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid, Mournabbey and Western Duhallow


Margaret Herlihy (Treasure Boherbue NS Fundraising Committee) and Marie Casey (School Principal) presenting local man Gerard Murphy with an IT Bundle which was the September Draw bonus prize. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.

Margaret Herlihy (Treasure Boherbue NS Fundraising Committee) and Marie Casey (School Principal) presenting local man Gerard Murphy with an IT Bundle which was the September Draw bonus prize. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.

Margaret Herlihy (Treasurer Boherbue NS Fundraising Committee) and Marie Casey (School Principal ) presenting Zara Buckley from Croagh, Co. Limerick with the September Draw €5,000 cash prize. Also included is Zara's Mum Margaret. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.

Margaret Herlihy (Treasurer Boherbue NS Fundraising Committee) and Marie Casey (School Principal ) presenting Zara Buckley from Croagh, Co. Limerick with the September Draw €5,000 cash prize. Also included is Zara's Mum Margaret. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.


Margaret Herlihy (Treasure Boherbue NS Fundraising Committee) and Marie Casey (School Principal) presenting local man Gerard Murphy with an IT Bundle which was the September Draw bonus prize. Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald.



G.A.A. Lotto Results

There was no Jackpot winner numbers drawn 1, 2, 27; €50 Anne Keating, Coolkisha; €20 Laura Barry, Lahern; €20 Tara Grace Twohig, Ballinagree; €20 C+R+M+A @ Martin Hubbard. Next week’s Jackpot €3,250

Covid Not Gone Away

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Next week the Government will be making a decision whether to open places up or make it harder for the unvacinated to rule the roost, most people are fully vaccinated and what more can you do to protect yourself, and get on with your life, you wear a mask and try to be careful, but you cant bury your head in the sand for the rest of your lives you have to thrust in God and get onwith your life.

The Bridge in Macroom

There’s much more room now driving over the Bridge, as the footpath is gone and when they put down a new smooth surface it will be perfect.

but there’s still a problem just off the Bridge as you try to turn on to the Massytown road at around 4 o’clock every afternoon, when De La Salle pupils are crossing the pedestrian crossing. There are quite large numbers all crossing together, so cars get backed up with nowhere to go and yet there’s cars wanting to continue their journey through the town but get caught up at the Bridge. I’m sure the powers that be with come up with a solution soon.


School draw

The October draw in connection with the National School massive fundraiser takes place on Thursday next, October 28. First prize is €5,000; second prize Hotel Staycation voucher.

Remember, now is the time to purchase your ticket if you haven’t already done so with the October prizes next week followed by the November give-a-ways before the final draw on January 3 which has a €355,000 house in Killarney for some lucky participant.

Tickets cost €100 each and are available from the local post office, SuperValu or call the School mobile at 087 4443780. If you wish to purchase online go to Your lucky number could be ‘the key of the door’.

Clothes collection

Boherbue National School have organised a clothes collection on Friday, November 19, where they will accept all clean clothes, shoes, bags, bed linen (no duvets or pillows). These can be dropped into the School any day Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your support will be appreciated and it will also help you all make room for the Christmas presents.

Junior ‘A’ and ‘B’

Both Junior A & B footballers were in action in their respective championship semi-finals at the weekend.

On Friday, the ‘A’s scored a 2-13 to 2-4 win over Castlemagner and now face Cullen in the final, a contest that will be eagerly looked forward to and a difficult and challenging task lies ahead.

The ‘B’ squad scored a 2-12 to 0-11 win over Millstreet and now face Kilbrin in that final.

Its going to be a busy few weeks for these footballers and we wish them well in their endeavours.


The numbers were 11, 25, 29 and 30. Lucky dip €50 Anne Casey O’Keeffe, Duinch, Banteer. €25 each John Keohane, Derrinagree; Liam O’Keeffe, Ruhill; Mary McAuliffe, Kiskeam. Online €20 Eileen Buckley, The Brake. Seller’s prize Dan O’Rahilly.


Nuacht lotto

Níor aimsigh uimhreacha 11, 15, 23 ná 24 aon buaiteoir don phota óir oll-mhór le €20,000 ann ar an Luan seo chaite in Aire na nÓg. €100: Marie Ní Shíocháin, Seanbhaile Sheáin. Díoltóir: Gearóid Ó hÉalaithe. €50: Aindrias Ó Scanaill, Baile Mhúirne. €20: Dónal Ó hAragáin, c/o Connie Ó hAragáin. €20: Katie Ní Dhuinnín agus Cathal Ó Cuill, Baile Mhic Íre. €20: Niall Ó Cróinín, Cnoc Rua.

Film premiere

Indie Cork Film Festival 2021 featured four short films by Arran Bradstock, Cúil a Bhuacaigh. It is not Adam’s first venture at the festival, as he has taken part four times already. They were made in Cork and Dublin during the past year and highlight Arran’s approach to non – narrative film making. Arran’s films have also featured at Fastnet Film Festival and the Kerry Film Festival. Mile comhghairdeas Arrran.

Nuacht peile

Bhí Peiladóirí Chill na Martra ró mhaith do Chumann Uinseann Naofa ar an Satharn seo chaite i bPáirc Uí Rinn sa Chraobhchomórtas Príomh Idirmheánnach Chorcai. Chríochnaigh an cluiche leis an scór 1-12 in aghaidh 1-6. Tá siad cáillithe don leath-chraobh anois. Míle comhghairdeas.


Charles Senior, Na Cúla lost a long battle with illness when he died on October 3 the late Charles and his wife Valerie came to live in Cill na Martra 11 years ago and he quickly became well known, as he walked his highly treasured dogs each day. Predeceased by his brother Eddie, he was a champion squash player. He was one of the most popular school bus drivers ever, as there was always a bag of sweets on board.

He was laid to rest in Reilig Lachtaín Naofa following Requiem Mass. Sympathy is extended to his wife Valerie, family Kerry and Briony, grandchildren Archie, Charlie and Charlotte, sisters Maeve, Georgina and Paula, brother Greg and extended family. Dia go deo lena anam dílis.

Blitz Fé 7

Ghlac Peiladóirí Fé 7 páirt i mBlitz i bPáirc Ui Chaoimh ar an Satharn seo chaite agus bhaineadar sár thaitneamh as. Go raibh maith agaibh, Cathal, Billy, Frank agus Anthony, a ullmhaigh na daoine óga seo.


CART fundraiser

A huge crowd attended the return of the annual Millstreet Vintage Club Carriganima Tractor Run in aid of CART rural transport service. An excellent display of tractors both old and new from near and far were on display on last Sunday, October 17. Light refreshments beforehand provided for a good start off to the day which was unseasonably warm and sunny.

Registration was held outside’ The Pub’ from 11 onwards with the convoy then travelling along a very pleasant route under the scenic landscape of Mullaghanish and then returned to the village where they received a warm welcome from the general public along the route.

On returning to Carriganima village they enjoyed a huge selection of hot foods prepared by Dolly Ring and family supplied by ‘The Pub ‘with outdoor music by Peter Lane. A massive thanks to each and everyone who participated and helped organise the event. The CART committee are extremely thankful to Millstreet Vintage Club for their continued support and exceptional experience in running a safe and enjoyable day. Thank you one and all.

Pieta House and Clondrohid Community Hall presentation.

Last Saturday morning, Brian Kerins and Gerard Kelleher of Clondrohid GAA., Peter Lane of Community Hall and John Dempsey of Pieta House all attended the Community Hall for this presentation.

Way back in early summer, there was a run, jog, walk locally to raise much needed funds, and last Saturday presentations were made 50/50 to Pieta House, and the Community Hall of €1,500 each. Clondrohid GAA had nominated the Community Hall to receive their share, which was a wonderful gesture, as the hall during Covid received no income, but still had expenses. Well done to everyone who took part and to all those who donated.

Peter mentioned on the day that all going to plan there will be a concert in Community Hall, as a fundraiser for the hall on Friday night, November 26. Music by local talented man Jim Murray and Séamus Begley, Tickets will be available soon. Great night assured.

Lotto results

results from October 13 – €70 Dan Creedon, Bawnmore; €20 Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna; Áine O’Driscoll, Bawnmore; Kay Healy Carrigphooka; Cath Sheehan, Codrum.


GAA club news

Senior Footballers march on: Well done to our Senior footballers who had a great win versus Fermoy last weekend on a score line of 2-12 to 2-11 in a well prepared Ballyclough pitch. This was a cracking championship match that was end to end and the result means that we move on the knock out phase versus Ballingearry in two weeks time.

Junior Hurlers: Our Junior Hurlers are back in action next Saturday versus champions Glanworth. This match takes place in Castletownroche at 4pm. Best of luck to all involved here

U15 Hurlers heading to Croke Park: Congratulations to the Clyda Rovers U15 Hurling team who are playing in Croke Park, representing Cork on Oct 24th to mark the 50th anniversary of the John West Feile. The team must be in Croke Park at 10am with the match against Glenmore of Kilkenny throwing at 11am. They are travelling up to Dublin on Oct 23rd and staying overnight in the Red Cow Moran hotel. This is a great honour for the club and parish and whilst this will be a memorable occasion for all involved, any contributions would be greatly appreciated to help with the cost of the trip. Enquiries can be made to Vincent Twomey, Colman Walsh or Brendan Kelleher

Clyda Lotto

Results for 15th October. Jackpot €8,000. Numbers -12, 17, 23, 29. No winner €30 Louise Regan, clyda €20 Michael John O’ Sullivan, clyda €10 Eileen & Pat O’connell, MLFC €10 Eamon, Gavin & Rowan Doherty, Clyda €10 Niall Crowley, Glynn. Thanks to all who support our Lotto


Ladies’ Football

Araglen Desmond Bui lady footballers have been in the limelight over the past week with the Under-12 team giving a superb performance to be crowned North Cork ‘A’ champions with a 5-9 to 1-8 win over St Peter’s in a very enjoyable contest played in Kiskeam.

The winners which comprises of players from Ballydesmond, Boherbue and Kiskeam got off to a great start and were 4-6 to 1-2 ahead at the interval have kicked some prizewinning scores.

They continued to pile on the pressure on the resumption to be crowned deserving champions amid some memorable scenes of excitement. Referee Denis Hickey on behalf of the board presented the shield to captain Eadaoin O’Sullivan.

This team also finished joint league winners with Banteer and the trophy was accepted by vice-captain Lillie Walsh.

The management consisted of Jean Buckley, Irene Cronin, Shaun O’Riordan, Maurice Angland, Denis Breen and Noreen Lenihan.

On Sunday also at Kiskeam the intermediate side were held to a 1-10 all draw in their county semi-final against Valley Rangers in what was a most enjoyable game of football played on an excellent pitch in glorious autumn sunshine.

Both teams have to be credited for endeavour, skill and sportsmanship all of which combined to make it an occasion to remember.

But hopefully its not going to be remembered as the ‘one that got away’ so the best of luck in the replay to all the players and their management trio of John Sheahan, Gerdy Cronin and Seán Kelly.


Kiskeam GAA and Development lotto will return on the Bank Holiday Monday, October 25. The current jackpot is €11,050. Tickets are available online at or the local shops or from the regular ticket sellers. Yearly tickets are also available.

Recent winners in the Rebel County Draw were €500 Rob Carroll; €250 Gerard Meehan.