Thursday 27 June 2019

Around the districts: Aghinagh, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid and Kilcorney-Dromtariffe

Councillor Gearóid Murphy presented plaques to Newmarket Girls School pupils Lexi Guiney, Ella Saville, Kate O’Connor and Kate Angland, who took part in the IRD Duhallow Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition
Councillor Gearóid Murphy presented plaques to Newmarket Girls School pupils Lexi Guiney, Ella Saville, Kate O’Connor and Kate Angland, who took part in the IRD Duhallow Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition

Aghinagh - GAA Lotto Results: No jackpot winner numbers drawn 17 20 27 next weeks jackpot £2950£50 Joan O Leary Sleaveen £20 Ann Sullivan Rusheen £20 Kay Mc Sullivan and Mike Fitzsimmons £20 Marie Curtin Coachford £20 Dan Twomey @ Tigh Ui Laoighre

Next weeks draw is in The Ploughman.Juvenile A.G.M. Dec 7th @ 8pm

Over 55s

The over 55s Christmas Party Lunch held last Sunday in The Ploughman was a mighty success.

A full house of tables was served a beautiful 4 course Lunch, soup, homemade by Marie Turkey and Ham Salad followed by a platter or 4 Deserts and then Tea and Cake.

That followed by dancing to the melodious sound of Jerome and Liam The Lee Sound. The floor was full all evening. The singers gave the dancers a break.

Then the raffle took place to an enormous amount of sponcered prizes, there was no charge for this sumptious meal. All thanks goes to Rita and her team.

Grandmother Of The Year

Isn't it wonderful to have such a title, and to recognize the enormous support Grandparents play in looking after their grandchildren, while their parents work, well Ballinagree has the Grandmother of the Year this year in Kathleen O Sullivan Carrigulla nominated by her daughter Diane.

The final was held on the Maura and Daithi Afternoon Show. Congratulations Kathleen on your award.

Card Drive

Ballinagree School Xmas Card Drive will be held on Monday night Dec. 10th at 8.45 raffle for Whiskey, Biscuits, Chocs, and More Adm £10

The following are the results of last weeks game and also this weeks Mon Nov 26th 1th Con Kelleher and Jerry Cooney 2th Connie Sheehan and Kieran Lehane Under the line Pat O Connor and Neily Lehane

Mon Dec.3th 1th Neily Lehane and Pat O Connor 2th Marion and Johnjoe Kelleher Under the line Johnny Twohig and Tom Sullivan

Mayors Ball

The Mayors Ball was brilliant, a huge crowd, beautiful gowns on the Ladies and the Lads were also dashing. Back on Track kept the crowd on the floor all night, beautiful fresh crispy sandwiches was served, congratulations Mayor Donal Spillane you deserved your night.

The Best Dressed Lady on the night went to Rita O Sullivan, but everyone was lovely.

Music in The Laine

Music in The Laine next Sat night is with The Jarvey.

Lights switch on

Ballinagree Lights will be switched on next Friday night Dec 7th Santa will be there at 8.45pm.

Cill na Martra

Wonderful Parish mission

A wonderful Parish Mission took place last week in our parish, which was full of unexpected surprises. As we hadn't a Mission since the nineties, we weren't ready for the accomplished and professional Mission team, comprising of funny Fr Lar, quiet Fr Gerry and the musical Helena. They used many methods to communicate, such as song, drama, yarns and thoughtful, but always interesting homilies.

The next surprise was the huge attendances at the ceremonies, especially in the evenings. Crowds grew as word spread and Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa was packed by the end of the Mission. Another surprise was the big turnout at the 7 a.m. Mass, especially young parishioners. Cill na Martra was blown away by the support from neighbouring Parishes, Baile Mhúirne, Cluain Droichid, Úibh Laoire and Macroom.

A number of firsts took place in Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa during the Mission, little Ciara Nell Ni Mhocháin was baptised on the opening night, teenagers acted Gospel stories and the Mission closed with set dancing by the pupils of Scoil Lachtaín Naofa. A big go raibh maith agat to our Pastoral Council, whose preparation and efficiency ensured a successful Mission.

Bazaar na Nollag

Tá an tAthair Joe ag súil le lá mór ag Bazaar na Nollag ar an Domhnch seo san Ionad Pobail. Tiocfaidh Daidí na Nollag ag 2in agus beidh an Bazaar faoi lán tseoil as san amach. Tá ticéidí ar fáil cheanna agus beidh an chrannchar ag deireadh an Bazaar. Beidh fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne, idir óg agus aosta.


Little Ciara Nell Ni Mhocháin, Seán Baile Sheáin was baptised in Séipéal Lachtain Naofa during our Parish Mission in the presence of her parents, Maria and Liam, grandparents and extended family. Saol fada agus sonas duit, Ciara Nell.

Seisiún Amhránaiochta

Beidh an chéad Seisiún Amhránaiochta eile ar an Domhnach, 17ú Mí na Nollag san Auld Triangle, Maigh Chromtha timpeall a naoi. Fáilte is fiche roimh gach amhránaí agus éisteoir.

New street lights

After years and years of waiting, two new street lights were finally erected in the village at Cathair Daithi, close to An Chrois, just in time for the Parish Mission. The main road into the village was very dark at this point and request for extra lights fell on deaf ears for many years. However, they are worth waiting for and míle buíochas to all, who facilitated this installation.

Nuacht lotto

Níor aimsigh uimhreacha 25, 27, 30 ná 32 aon buaiteoir don phota óir le €9,000 ann ar an Luan seo chaite i Tigh Uí Chríodáin. €100: Seán Ó Murchú, Drom Rí. €40: Eibhlín Uí Chríodáin, Droichid na Toinne. €50: Treasa Uí Shuibhne, Cnoc Sathairn. €20: Liam Mac an tSaoi, Cúil Aodha. €20: Máire Uí Loingsigh, Na Cúla. €20: Siobhán Ní Laocha, Drom Réidh.


The death of Jim Sorenson, Prothas caused huge regret here in Cill na Martra and he will be missed especially among his neighbours. Predeceased by his wife Eileen a few months ago, the late Jim was an unassuming, patient and a true gentleman. The late Jim and Eileen settled in Cill na Martra in no time and became active parishioners, when they bought a holiday home in Prothas.

Interment took place in Reilig Lachtaín Naofa following Requiem Mass celebrated by an tAthair Joe. Helena from the Mission Team provided wonderful music and hymns. Symapthy is extended to his daughters Louise and Donna, sisters Agnes Imelda and Antoinette, son-in-law Tony, treasured grandchildren Robson, Matthew and Caoimhe and extended family. Go dtuga Dia leaba dóibh araon i measc na Naomh.

Ciorcal Cainte

Beidh an chéad Ciorcal Cainte eile ar an Déardaoin, 20ú Mí na Nollag sa Leabharlann, Maigh Chromtha ag 11:30rn. Fáilte is fiche roimh cách.

Music session

The monthly Music Session at Murrays, Macroom will be on Tuesday, December 11, Fáilte is fiche roimh gach éinne.

Christmas penitential service

Save Monday, December 17, for the annual Christmas Penitential Service in Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa.


Muinfliuch NS news

Congratulations to the pupils from 5th and 6th class, who represented their school so well in the Science Quiz organised by Lifetime Labs and held in UCC recently. They won the 6th class section, having scored an impressive 57 out of 64 points. Over sixty teams from all over Cork City and county participated. Well done to all involved.


IN CLONDROHID CHURCH: Every Monday from 3 to 6pm

Carriganima Mass

Please note the 10am Mass on Sundays has been changed to 9.45am

Christmas lights

The Christmas tree and Crib will be blessed after 7.30pm Mass on Saturday Dec 8

Active retired

Open to new members during Dec, contact any member or ring Mary on 0872036947 for more information. The newly formed club is very active with lots of entertainment, get togethers, sing songs outings, etc.. Come along and enjoy the craic The next Christmas coffee morning is Wednesday Dec 12 at 10pm. See you there.

ST Vincent de Paul

The Christmas appeal church gate collection will take place in Clondrohid on Sat/Sun Dec 8/9 . Please give as generously as you can, and thank you.

Line dancing

Line dancing continues on a Thursday night 7.30 to 8.30. Always check locally for any changes.

Set dancing

Continues every Tuesday night at 8pm, Great dancing, great night assured. . Last session before Christmas will be Tues Dec 11. Will resume again in January. CARDS; Continue every Sunday night in Community Hall at 8.30pm


Every Wednesday night in Community Hall

Entertainment in Carriganima

Please take note in your diary of the following events. Santa will arrive on Sunday December 16 at 3pm Macroom well known for its Buffalo cheese, well one of those buffalos is now available for a new roll in Carriganima, when he will help Santa on his merry way to the pub. Should be interesting. Also on that day they are having a CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY/NIGHT.. All proceeds to Cork Simon. On Friday / Saturday night Dec 21/22, they are hoping to have an Irish Traditional Night. If you are interested in performing at this function contact Seanie on 087 2600640 for more info. Willie's Country Roadshow will take place on St. Stephens night. Murphy's Party night out will be on Dec 27 with 'Little Creatures' A great line up for the festive season.


Results for Nov 28 €70 Mary Gallagher Farnanes €20 Richie O'Connor Oakwood, Ml. Walsh Carriganima ,Gerard Murphy Berrings, Teresa Buckley


Heartbreak for Junior footballers

A trojan effort but our footballers bowed our after extra time in Mallow last Sunday. An early Beaufort goal was replied to with a Daniel O Keeffe point. Beaufort added again from play with replies from O Keeffe. Seamus O Sullvan moved to full forward and rewarded the move with an equalising Dromtarriffe goal. Points were added by Shane Collins and O'Keeffe before O Sullivan added his second goal and left Dromtarriffe 2.6 to 1.3 up at half time.

Despite an opener for Dromtarriffe Beaufort got 1.4 without reply and maybe only for some fantastic defensive play especially from Sean Howard, Jack Murphy, Conor O Callaghan and Tomas Howard their chances may have done more damage. O Callaghan was also instrumental driving forward as was Denis O Donoghue and Evan Murphy. Points to O Keeffe, O Callaghan & O Donoghue in the second half which found the full time whistle 2.11 a piece and extra time.

With tired legs and aching bodies our players fought and harrassed throughout the extra time periods however only 2 points were registered by O Keeffe & O Callaghan many going just wide of the target, and then the final whistle blew as the minimum separated the teams. Our gratitude to our players and management teams for a memorable 2018.

Bowling notes

Winter Competitions-Eugene O Sullivan had a last shot win over Ned Kelleher. Danny Murphy beat Paddy O Keeffe for the last shot and beat Maurice Cashman by a bowl of odds in record bowling. Ned Kelleher hit top form when he beat Eugene O Sullivan for the last shot. Danny Murphy teamed up with Maurice Cashman to record a win over Paddy O Keeffe and John Breen by a bowl of odds.