Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Ballyhea, Buttevant,

The Cork North West team who won out the U14 blitz, played win Pairc Ui Rinn against a very good East Cork team. The shield was presented by Cork legend, Conor Counihan.
The Cork North West team who won out the U14 blitz, played win Pairc Ui Rinn against a very good East Cork team. The shield was presented by Cork legend, Conor Counihan.

Ballyhea: The lotto was held on Monday, August 26, at the Corbett Court. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1,600. The Numbers were 20, 28, 37. Lucky dips: €30 Jim Horgan Pruntas, €30 Mags McCarthy c/o John McCarthy, €30 Jim Long Feenagh c/o John Mortell. You can play the lottery online and thank you for your continued support.

Church news

AUTUMN STATIONS - The autumn Stations will commence in September. If anyone would like to host a Station Mass in their home, please contact the parish priest to arrange a suitable time at 063 81470.

DISPENSATION FROM SERVILE WORK - In view of the poor weather which we have experienced over the past few months, a general dispensation is granted from the obligation to abstain from all unnecessary servile work on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation, from Ascension Thursday till October 31.

VIDEO STREAMING - A video streaming facility has been installed in the church to allow weekday and Sunday Mass as well as funeral and wedding ceremonies etc. to be broadcast over the internet. While primarily intended for the sick and housebound, the service is also open to anyone who wishes to have it. By logging on to; weekly and daily Masses as well as funerals and weddings are available to anyone with an internet connection. Family and friends abroad might like to go to see the Parish Masses and what is happening in the Parish Church. The number of views to the website over the last 12 months was 15,000 from countries such as United States of America, Canada, Germany, Italy, Phillipines, Poland and Ireland.


WELL DONE - Congratulations to Jane Foley and the Cork under-16 camogie team on winning the all-Ireland Final on Sunday, August 25, in Nenagh versus Galway. This is a huge achievement for Jane, her family and for the club. Well done also to Avabha Clifford on her win with the Cork under-14s in a blitz on Saturday, August 24.

ONLINE SHOP - The club's online shop is proving to be very popular. All the latest club gear can be purchased from the O'Neill's website. Check it out at

INSTAGRAM - The club can now be followed on Instagram. To see the latest club pictures go to ballyheagaaclub.


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.


Ballyhea Men on the Move group are taking a break for the summer. It will resume in September.


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



Congratulations and well done for a well deserved victory to the victorious "Cork Minor Football Team" in the AllIreland Minor Football Final which took place on Sunday last September 01st. 2019 at G.A.A. headquarters at Croke Park Dublin. A great feast of football was servedup by both teams Galwayand Cork. There was a prominent Buttevant connection in this final as a young Buttevant player was included in the Cork Minor Football Team. Local Buttevant Minor Football Club member Michael O'Neill was a very worthy member of this Cork teamand made his presence felt on this hallowed G.A.A. ground. Michael played his heart out in the victory and scored some good scores and helped in making scores for other members of this excellent team panel. Well done and all the best to Michaeland his team mates for their future playing careers.


Two Buttevant parishoners will be presented with a Papal Award each for their longstanding service to the Buttevant conference of Saint Vincent de Paul of over twentyfive years. Joan O'Connell from Templemary and Francis O'Connell from Ardaprior will be presented with the Benemerenti Medal by Bishop of Cloyne Bishop Crean at a special Mass in Lisgriffin Church on Friday September 13th. 2019 at 07.30p.m.there will be a celebratory reception in Lisgriffin School following the Mass.


The "Mick O'Regan Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run" was held on Saturday August 10th. 2019 and was well supported. This is the 07th. annual run and all bikers and forms of motorcycle machines attended and participated.

The annual run was held as an annual fundraiserwith all proceeds going to the worthwhile organisation Pieta House which does outstanding work in the prevention of Selfharm and Suicide. Your support and generosity was greatly appreciated. The cheque from the proceeds and donations from this annual fundraising event will be presented to a representative from "Pieta House" at a reception in "Kit Roche's Bar" in the near future.


Buttevant G.A.A. club organised "A Family Fun Day" which took place in their grounds on September 01st. 2019 last with fun and games for all the family relatives friends and neighbours. There was a wide and varied programme of events which all participants enjoyed. This event was held to raise muchneeded funds for Marymount Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland who do untold work for their relevant organisations and causes. Your support was gratefully received and much appreciated.


Parish Folk Groupweekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 7.00p.m. The Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima will take place from September 10th. to September 17th. 2019 inclusive. Flight is from Cork. to Lisbon With fullboard. Full cost is €819 with single supplement €30 per night. Insurance is also included in these costs. Contact 0163539300 or02492270 or 087250918 as soon as possible.


Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant has begun an afterschool band workshop. The school is on the lookout for instruments to complement the few instruments it has got. Donations of instruments from persons who no longer use them will be greatly acknowledged. Contact can be made with the school when the Summer holidays have been completed.


The club facilities are now a available for Parties Special Occasions and other celebratory occasions at very reasonable fees. All club facilities can be availed on for your special function. Further details can be had by contacting 0861276374


The tidy towns have arranged to meet on Thursday evenings at 07.00p.m. at Lombards' Castle. It is their aim to keep the town looking colourful and in clean condition to be admired by locals visitors and passing commuters. The group is also organising a local competition during the months of July 2019 and August 2019inclusive. There is an entry fee of €5 per category. Competition forms can be had locally or by contacting Jane Fitzgerald on 08668161041 at your earliest convenience.


Following breakIns and robberies locally we would all do well to be on highalert and vigilant regarding our properties and neighbourhood. We should also be attentive to our elderly residents and living alone sick and infirm neighbours.

There is a CCTV system within the town but it does not cover all visible residential areas and is only accessible to some appointed persons. The majority of people also find that CCTV is an invasion of a persons private and personal persona. Crime is no longer committed during the hours of darkness and the majority of incidents happen during daylight hours. We should be alert to and conscious of suspicious persons acting suspiciously and also be aware of unusual activities and suspicious vehicles operating in all areas. Always report whatever persons or unusual you may perceive to the relevant authorities.


Buttevant Soccer Club promotes a weekly local lottery draw to help finance the clubs' expenses and activities. The winning or sharing of the substantial monetary jackpot rests on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four lucky numbers drawn on draw night. The lottery jackpot of €20000 was won recently and a new jackpot of €6700 is now in force and will continue to rise until won by some lucky entrant. The draw takes place weekly on Thursday night at an appointed local public venue. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Dorada school of dance continues to be a major player in the entertainment scene of Buttevant with their weekly classes continuing to nurture dance drama and entertainment in general in all the pupils attending. The weekly classes are held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant on Saturdays. Commencing with Tiny Tots classes at 12 noon. Intermediate classes will commence at 12.30p.m. and the Advanced class will begin at 01.30p.m. All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on the usual number.


Buttevant road running club continues to be very active in all forms of road runningand athletic meets throughout the local areas and further afield. Training sessions continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 07.15p.m. Please check the clubs' Facebook for all details. Sunday morning runs meet each Sunday at the local Coop. HiVis vests/bibs are compulsory. All participants must be over 18years of age. The club can also be contacted by email at New members are always welcome.


The weekly bingo session in Buttevant continues weekly in the local G.A.A. Hall. There are numerous monetary prizes to be won with a substantial monetary jackpot to be won which is now the substantial sum of €5400 will continue to rise until won. There will also be an inhouse lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50 draw for attendees. The games get under at 8.30p.m. and as the jackpot rises so will the number of players attending. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


Buttevant Heritage Group recently celebrated National Heritage Week which took place this year from Saturday August 17th. 2019 to Sunday August 25th. 2019 inclusive. The guided tours of local heritage and archaeological locations and buildings within the Buttevant area continue regularly. The local heritage walking tours continue as per usual each Saturday afternoon.

Buttevant Heritage Group will towards the end of September 2019 hold an illustrated talk on the Ecology and Heritage of our area. The talk will also discuss pollinated friendly plantings wildflower identification and the flora and fauna of our river bank. At the seminar there will also be tastings of wild foraged foods such as jams deserts sorbetsand sloe gin and blackberry wine. The appointed date will be announced sooner rather than later.


Further to all the other activities available in the parish Buttevant has also a regular ballet class which is held weekly in the Muintir na Tire Hall. Membership is available to anyone who wishes to have their children learn the ballet form and the tutor of the art can be contacted at the Muintir na Tire Hall during the weekly classes.


Buttevant Saint Vincent de Paul association has a dedicated helpline for those in the community who may need assistance to provide for themselves or their families. Please contact 086 0209477 in strictest confidence.


It is imperative to be ever vigilant particularly as society as we now know it continues to change daybyday and is ever challenging with the value on life people and property and personal possessions being devalued by some sectors of society. Do check and make sure your carsand outhouses are locked and secure before your retire for the night.


Sympathy is extended to those who have suffered a bereavement or personal loss recently.


Well wishes go to those who are ill at home or in hospital at this time.