Tuesday 16 July 2019

Around the districts: Aghinagh, Boherbue, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid, Western Duhallow

Aghinagh: Lord Mayor Table Quiz - What an entertaining night was held last Friday night in The Laine Bar at The Lord Mayors Table Quiz, Take a bow Donal Spillane for a wonderful entertaining evening, the questions were tricky but fun, there was a raffle with lots of prizes and Marian server some lovely hot food.

After the raffle was drawn, Donal announced that around £1300 was raised on the night, the amount will be added to the other fundraising events the Mayor has held, and when his year will be nearly out, the entire amount willbe devided with 50% to the Playground Developement, and the rest between The School, Church and Grotto.

Mushera Platform

St Johns Night is nearly upon us June 24th, the traditional Pattern Day, and it will be celebrated again this year with Mass at the Wellat 8pm and the Dance in the Platform afterwords with Jerome Liam and The Lee Sound, no need to worry about a little drop of rain, if we are unfortunate enought to get some, we are well covered with the Marquee, so we shall see you there, keep your tradition going.

Recent Birth

Congratulations to Diane and Paudie Twohig, on the birth of their daughter, and welcome Tara Grace.

Jackies Scriorth

The scriorth will be on the last Wednesday night of the month, 26 June and it will be in The Laine Bar again this time, great night dont miss it .



On Saturday last the local Handball Club hosted a section of the National Féile 40x20 finals where they welcomed teams from Windgap and Clogh in Kilkenny, Breacach from Tyrone and Clooney Quin from Clare to join with teams from Cork, including the host club, in a selection of games that got under way from early morning and continued throughout the day to conclude around 7 p.m.

Adjacent to the alley they had erected a tent, compliments of the local Girl Guides to whom they are extremely grateful, where the ladies, the handball wives, were on duty with a selection of sandwiches and cakes that one would find it hard to stay away from.

The highlight of the morning was the visit of National Handball president Joe Masterson, who was accompanied by John Kelly from Croke Park where they addressed the gathering and in doing so referred in particular to the great work the local club do in the promotion of the game of handball and to the quality and high standard of the alley itself.

At the end of a long and tiring day the honours in that category division two went to Windgap with Clogh second and Boherbue a proud third.

The team members were Carmel Kelleher, Seán Og Sheehan, Tomas O'Connor, Donal Murphy and Darragh Moynihan.

Congratulations and well done indeed to all involved.


The numbers were 3, 7, 11 and 14. Lucky dip €50 Bob O'Riordan, Mallow Road. €20 each Nuala Lenihan, Ballyhoulihan; John and Julia O'Connell, Laharn; Siobhán Campbell, Knocknagree. Seller's prize: Charles Ankettell.


The annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine takes place on Wednesday next, June 26. Details from Philomena 029 76116 or Maura 029 76217.


First: Maureen Aherne and Tess Herlihy. Ladies: Nora Breen and Joan Moynihan. Gents: Mick Aherne and Ned O'Mahony, Michael O'Keeffe and Mick Buckley. Mixed: Kathleen Guiney and Denis Fitzpatrick, Pat Joe Keating and Ellen Murphy, Mary O'Sullivan and Pat Murphy, Mary Moroney and Seán O'Callaghan.

Pride of Place

On Thursday morning next, June 27, judges for the Pride of Place competition which Boherbue were invited to enter due to the trojan work done by the Tidy Towns Committee and especially in relation to the new footpath to the cemetery. They are asking as many people as possible to attend 9.30 a.m. in the Pearse Memorial Hall. See feature page in this paper.


On Monday week last, Boherbue Traditional Indian Yoga Centre officially opened opposite the church from where the weekly sessions will now take plasce - daily 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 10.11 a.m. Monday to Friday, commencing on Monday next, June 17, plus the regular Thursday evening class.

The fifth International Yoga Day is on this Friday, June 21, and to mark the occasion therre will be a special session with a difference at the Gym in the Comprehensive School. Admission is free. The time is 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and it will be followed by refreshments.

At 7.30 a.m. in the Tennis court there will be a slow cycle race with participants asked to bring their own bicycle. This will test your balance - prizes for winners. Full details from Simon at 087 3379121.

Cill na Martra

Garda Nua

Jamsie Ó Conaill, Cathair Céirín, along with his cousin Michael O Donaghue, Baile Bhúirne were among the new Gardai at the recent passing out at the Garda Training College in Templemore.

As Jamsie showed exceptional leadership qualities while training to be Garda and he apprehended a burgarlar at Scoil Lachtaín Naofa recently, he was awarded the Gary Sheehan Memorial Medal on Graduation Day by the Garda Commissioner,Drew Harris. Míle, míle comhghairdeas Jamsie agus gach ádh ort i mBaile Áth Cliath.

Commóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin

Bhí an-iomaíocht idir na ceoltóirí agus amhránaithe ag Commóradh Sheáin Uí Shíocháin agus bhí ar na moltóirí obair go dian ó thús deireadh.

CEOL FÉ 12 TEORANTA: 1. Cillian Ó Duinnín. 2. Barra Ó Laoire. 3. Sean Ó Duinnín.

CEOL FÉ 15 TEORANTA: 1. Ellen Ní Chéilleachair. 2. Barra Ó Duinnín. 3. Abbie Ní Loingsigh, Jack Ó Loingsigh agus Laura Ní Ailíosa.

CEOL FÉ 12 OSCAILTE: 1. Finín O Conaill. 2. Mattie Ó Loingsigh. 3. Conor Ó Súilleabháin.

CEOL FÉ 15 OSCAILTE: 1. Ellen de Búrca. 2. Aodhagán Ó Ríordáin. 3. Jack Ó Loingsigh.

CEOL FÉ 18 OSCAILTE: Trófaí Lachtaín Naofa i gcuimhne Máire de Búrca: 1. Nóra de Búrca. 2. Méabh Ni Chonaill.

GRÚPA CHEOIL FÉ 13: 1. Abbie Ní Loingsigh agus Conor Ó Súilleabháin. 2. Mattie agus Jack Ó Loingsigh. 3. Barra Ó Laoire, Cillian agus Seán Ó Duinnín. 4. Doireann Ní Mhocháin, Lucy Ní Aodha, Laura Ní Ailíosa agus Finín Ó Conaill.

GRÚPA CHEOIL FÉ 18: 1. Aodhagán Ó Ríordáin, Méabh Ní Chonaill, Nóra agus Ellen de Búrca.

COMHRÁ FÉ 10: 1. Seán Ó Súilleabháin.

COMHRÁ FÉ 12: 1. Finín Ó Conaill. 2. Aaron Ó Laighin. 3. Conor Ó Suilleabháin agus Mattie Ó Loingsigh.

RINCE AR AN SEAN-NÓS: 1. Finín Ó Conaill.

AMHRÁNAÍOCHT FÉ 15: Ellen de Búrca. 2. Seán Ó Súilleabháin. 3. Abbie Ní Loingsigh agus Hannah Ní Mhocháin.

AMHRÁNAÍOCHT ÓS CIONN 18: Comórtas Sheáin Uí Shiocháin. 1. Eoghan Comican. 2. Siobhán Ní Mhuimhneacháin. 3. Dónal Ó Cróinín, Máire Ui Mhurchú agus Seán Ó Múimhneacháin.

Míle comghairdeas gach éinne. Chríochnaigh an lá le seisiún mór amhránaíochta le Máire Ní Chéilleachair in Ó Murchú's.

Bugatti cars

On Monday, June 10th in brilliant sunshine, almost seventy elite Bugatti cars visited the Toy Soldier Factory here in Cill na Martra. It was a spectacular sight as these expensive, rare cars sped up Ard a Mhóna on their way to Skibbereen. Thanks to the Coiste Bailte Slachtmhara, Cill na Martra was looking its best.

Nuacht Lotto 10-6-2019

Nior aimsigh uimhreacha 12, 14, 16 ná 25 aon buaiteoir don phota óir oll-mhór le €14,400 ann ar an Luan, 10ú Meitheamh i Mons. €100: Donncha Ó Tuama, Réidh na nDoirí. Díoltóir: Nóra Uí Thuama. €50: J. Ó Tuama, c/o Dairygold. €20: Páidí Ó Duinnín, c/o Dairygold. €20: D. Ó Ríordáin, An tSeanchluain. €20: Máire de Brún agus Jimmy Joey, Cill na Martra.

Nuacht Lotto 17-6-2019

Ní raibh aon buaiteoir don phota óir oll-mhór le €14,600 ann ar an Luan seo chaite sa Chrois, nuair a roghnaiodh uimhreacha 1, 10, 13 agus 18. Bhuaigh na daoine seo leanas duaiseanna airgid: Caoimhín Ó Mainnín, Inse Gheimhleach: Breda Nic Chárthaigh,Baile Bhúirne: Diarmuid Mac Cárthaigh, Ínse Líonáin: Jo Watkins, c/o Mons: Dan Floss Ó Ríordáin, Sean Baile Sheáin agus Donncha Mac Suibhne, Ceann Droma.

Cycling to Dublin

Four members of the Hoare Family, Alan, Declan, Martin and Richard along with Páidí Ó Duinnín are among the group of cyclists setting off on Saturday next, June 22nd to Crumlin Children's Hospital. All of Pobal Chill na Martra wish these men of steel a safe trip and look forward to welcoming them home. Sponsorship cards are available in Cill na Martra.

An Naoinra Ar Saoire

Tréis bliain gnóthach, taitneamhach chuaigh an Naoinra ar saoire ar an Aoine seo chaite. Bhí Lá Céimithe ag an 22 daoine beaga roimhe sin agus chuaigh siad ar Turas Scoile go Feirm Uí Chinnéide le déanaí.

Beidh siad ag dul go dtí Scoil Lachtaín Naofa nó Scoil Réidh na nDoirí i mí Meán Fómhair. Rath Dé orthu go léir.


Little Noah Lachtaín Mac Cárthaigh, Cnoc Sathairn was baptised recently in Seipéal Lachtaín Naofa in the presence of his parents, Sarah and Dan, big sister Sadie and extended family. Saol fada agus sonas duit, Noah.

Labhair Linn

Ta cuireadh oscailte do cách teacht go dtí Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann, Baile Bhúirne ar an Aoine seo, 21ú Meitheamh ag 10:30rn. Cuirfidh an ceannaire, Fionn fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne.

Change of date

Please note that the Greenshine gig at Toonsbridge Café will now be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm and not on Saturday as originally published.

Banntracht na Tuaithe

Beidh cruinniú ag Banntracht na Tuaithe ar an Luan, 24ú Meitheamh agus beidh siad ag dul ar saoire don Samhradh ina dhiaidh sin. Tiocfaidh siad le chéile arís sa bhFómhar.

Family Fun Day

All are invited to Mons on this Sunday, June 23rd for a Family Fun Day in aid of My Lovely Horse Rescue. Lots of activities are planned and 2 Drops will provide music.

Nuacht Peile

Beidh Cill na Martra ag imirt Cloch na Coillte ar an Satharn seo, 22ú Meitheamh ag 2in i bPáirc Uí Chuana i Sraith Chorcaí. I Sraith Mhúscraí, beidh Cill na Martra ar an gort le Inis Cártha in Inis Cárta ar an Luan, 24ú Meitheamh ag 8in. Gach ádh oraibh lads.

St John's Night

The Annual St John's Night annual outdoor Mass will be held on Monday, June 24th at the foot of Mushera at 8pm. Later, all can go dancing on the Platform nearby, just as in the days of old.


Corpus Christi procession

This annual parish event will take place after 11am Mass on this Sunday June 23. All those who received their First Holy Communion are asked to come along and take part in this procession. Everyone welcome to attend this important occasion in the village

St John's Well Mass

This will take place on Monday June 24 at 8pm at St. John's Well Mushera, everyone welcome. On the way home pop into the platform for the Mushera dance..

G.A.A Snippets

Clondrohid U10's competed in the 2nd Saturday of the Brian Cronin Memorial Tournament last Saturday.. 16 footballers took the field against 3 worthy opponents. The 1st game vs Banteer was a tough start. Our lads seemed a bit behind the pace of the game with Banteer getting on top with a few bigger lads. This game finished with a loss 2-3 to 0-2. After a short break, Clondrohid played Newmarket. This was a really good game which was in the balance for much of the game. The fine performance rightly produced a win 5-1 to 1-3. The last game against Knochnagree was a pressure one. If we won we would be in the playoff match for the shield final and loose we were out of the competition. A great game followed which even the neutrals were glued to. Knocknagree were slightly stronger and won on a scoreline of 2-3 to 4-0. Well done to all involved. Congrats to St.Peter's who won the cup and to near neighbours Aghinagh who won the shield final.

CUL CAMP-Will take place from July 8 to July 12 and closing date for registration is June 29


Results for June 12. Jackpot of €5,200. €70 Denis Lucey Gortnalicka; €20 Nora O'Donoghue, Clondrohid NS; Gary O'Brien, Coolnadane; Liam Cotter, Dromree; John McDonagh, Dromree.

Western Duhallow


The Sliabh Luachra Sportive 2019 organised by the local cycling club takes place on Sunday, June 30, and as usual promises to be a fun day of cycling with three options to choose from, all giving participants an opportunity to view the many sights and landscape of Duhallow.

Headquarters for the day is Teach Iosagain in Rathmore and the event itself is in memory of local cyclists, the late Paud O'Leary and Willie Reen and usually attracts a huge entry.

Registration commences at 8.15 a.m. with the 'off' at 9 a.m. with entrance fee set at €20 for Cycling Ireland members and €30 for non-members.

An undertaking such as this requires a huge amount of planning plus stewarding, medical teams, food stations, water stops etc on the day.

The organising committee are to be complimented on the great work they do with their organisational skills and ability there for everyone to see.

The three routes are 105km, 75km and 20km. The 105km will be keenly contested by those who fancy themselves and can do the distance at ease. From Rathmore they take in Ballydaly, Millstreet Town, Millstreet Country Park, Rylane, Nadd, Banteer and back to base.

The 75km will also travel along that route but after the Country Park they will keep straight on at Barretts Cross near the Kerryman's Table and decend to Kilcorney and back to base taking in the fresh air and enjoing the scenery.

The 20km is a golden opprotunity for those who haven't been on the bike for a while to ''get back in the saddle again'' and get a renewed interest in the sport plus of course the casual cyclist who will oil up some old models and enjoy the fun.

The proceeds of the day go to the juvenile section of the club.

Knocknagree Ladies GAA

Knocknagree Lady footballers contest the County League final on this Sunday, June 23, where they play Nemo Rangers at 6 p.m. at a venue to be chosen.

The Cork Ladies summer Camp will be held in Banteer from August 6 to August 9. See North Cork Ladies Facebook or Twitter to register - Many Cork players will be part of the coaching team.

The club extend a sincere thank you to Katelynn O'Keeffe, who represented the club in the recent Lord Mayor election and to all who supported her and helped during her election campaign.

For further details on any of the above contact Catherine Ring at 083 3498778.

Kiskeam Lotto

The numbers were 4, 14, 19 and 29. Lucky dip €50 Marguerite O'Sullivan, Kiskeam. €20 each Carol Herlihy, New York; Eileen Lane, Dromscarra; Danny Collins, Doonasleen. Sellers przie Lehane's Shop.

Cullen Lotto

The numbers drawn ere seven 15 17 32. Lucky dop €50 Mairead O'Connell, Lisaniska. €20 each, Ann Singleton, Cullen; Jerry Kelleher, Tullig; Mary Joe O'Connell, Lyreavocane; Andrew O'Sullivan, Knocknalomeng; Joan and Seán Twomey, c/o Denny O'Connell. This Saturdays jackpot is €14,600.

Rockchapel Summer Camp

The annual Bruach na Carraige summer camp for children aged 6-15 years takes place from July 15 to July 26. This is an opportunity for children to learn music, signing and dancing, all mixed with fun and games. Details from 087 2205566 or email

Kiskeam Cards

First: Marty Murphy and Thomas O'Mahony, Terry and Ted Murphy. Ladies: Maureen Vaughan and Mary O'Keeffe; Maureen Murphy and Dora Stack. Mixed: Peg O'Keeffe and Hugh Murphy. Gents: Patrick Murphy and Mick Aherne.