Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Ballyhea, Buttevant, Kilshannig, Liscarroll, Meelin

Ballyhea: Lotto - The lotto was held on Monday, June 24, at the Idle Hour. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1,500.

The Numbers were 7, 21, 36. Lucky Dips: €30 to James Browne c/o Pat O'Callaghan, €30 to Noreen Cahill c/o Pat O'Callaghan, €30 to Denis Crean c/o the Idle Hour. You can play the lottery online and thank you for your continued support.

Church news

BLESSING OF HOMES - If you would like to have your home blessed, please leave your name and contact telephone number into the sacristy so that a suitable time may be arranged or contact 086 3016859.

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

GAA news

JUVENILE DRAW - The Juvenile Club annual draw will take place on July 13. First prize is a ride on Lawnmower. There are other great prizes also. Tickets are currently on sale €10 each or a book of three for €20.

JUVENILE SCHOOLS FINAL - Congratulations to Ballyhea National School on winning the camogie and reaching the hurling final.

CUL CAMPS - The club will host the annual Kellogg's Cúl Camp from July 15 to July 19 inclusive. The camp takes place each day from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Friday. All children attending primary school up to 13 years of age are eligible to attend. Each participant will get a T-shirt, ½ - zip and bag. The cost is €60 for first child, €55 for second child and €45 for third and subsequent children. Booking can be made online or by contacting Ger O'Shea at 087 8237697.

CAMOGIE CLUB CONGRATULATIONS - Well done to Ballyhea/Milford Féile team and management on winning the Rebel Og award for the month of May. Joint Captains Avabha Clifford and Caoimhe Sheehan were presented with the award recently. This is a very prestigious award for both clubs.

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 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.


Religious news

Parish Folk Groupweekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at -07.00-p.m. in the Church. There is a relief priest on duty while Fr.Baker is on holidays. Fr. Ollie O' Brien SAC will be on duty for the next two weeks. He can be contacted on -087-0913863 and also at the parochial house.

Band Workshop

Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant has begun an after-school band workshop. The school is on the look-out for instruments to complement the few instruments it has got. Donations of instruments from persons who no longer use them will be greatly acknowledged. With the demise of the local Brass Band it is good to see the music tradition continuing through the school.

What a pity that one of the local schools would not take over the Brass Band as there are lots of brass instruments lying idle and deteorerating as time goes by. The band was foundedby the Mercy Convent and it is a shame to see it disappear. The band is actually part of Buttevants' historical history and heritage and is not owned or the right of any one person. Perhaps in time people will lament the passing of this institution when it is too late to revive it. This passing if not curtailed will be remembered as "The Day The Music Died".

Soccer Club news

The annual Buttevant Soccer Club "Summer Camp" will be held between the dates of July 15th. 2019 and July 20th. 2019inclusive. The camp is open to Boys and Girls between the ages of 05years to 12years inclusive only. Admission fee is -€70- per child with the cost of -€60- per additional family child. The fee includes a free football and full playing kit .

The camp will be held each day between the hours of -10a.m. and 02.00p.m. each day and a packed lunch is advisable. All enquiries to John on -087-92668990- and/or Mick on -086-3207906- as soon as possible as the closing date is June -14th. 2019-. Application forms can be had from Steve at the local"Barber Shop" Main Street Buttevant and also from the club-house at Abbey View Buttevant which is open from Monday to Thursday inclusive from -06.00p.m. and 09.00p.m. Early application is advisable.

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 fun rion. Further details can be had by contacting -086-1276374- The club will hold its' annual golf classic Doneraile Golf Club on Saturday July 20th. 2019. Teams of three players can enter for a fee of -€120-. Early entry is advisable.

Tidy Towns

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 categorywhich must be paid with the entry form by Friday June -14th. 2019-. Competition forms can be had locally or by contacting Jane Fitzgerald on -086-68161041- at your earliest convenience.

Be vigilant

Following break-Ins and robberies locally we would all do well to be on high-alert 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 ahappenings 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 now stands at €20000- 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 Dance School

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.


The weekly bingo session in Buttevant has resumedsince Monday night June the local G.A.A. Hall as the renovation work has now been completed since June 07. 2019-. There will be numerous monetary prizes to be won with a substantial monetary jackpot to be won which has now reached the substantial sum of € 3850- and will continue to rise until won. There will also be an in-house lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50- draw for attendees. The games get under at 08.30p.m. and as the jackpot rises so will the number of players attending. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


With the majority of schools now on their summer holidays there will be a lot of young people around the local areas and with their attention focused on their mobile phones and iPads they may not be paying attention to the pedestrians on the footpaths or the traffic around them.


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.

SVP Helpline

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.

Be alert

It is imperative to be ever vigilant particularly as society as we now know it continues to change day-by-day and is ever challenging with the value on life people and property and personal possessions being de-valued by some sectors of society. Do check and make sure your cars and out-houses 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

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


Ladies Football

CURRENT TRAINING SCHEDULE - U12 Friday 6-7pm outdoors, bring €2, runners and gum shields.U14 Wednesday 6- 7pm outdoors, bring €2 runners and gum shields.U16 Tuesday 6.30 7.30pm outdoors, don't forget gumshields.Minors, U21 and Juniors tbc by weekly texts.U8 & U10 Saturday - 10-11am- Outdoors - gumshields, €2 , runners.

FIXTURES - U16 League: Kilshannig V Banteer on Thursday 4th July in Banteer at 7.30pm Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date fixtures.

RESULTS:Well done to our junior team who won their league game against St Mary's Monday Night in a scoreline of 5-09 to 1-06 Fantastic game ladies well done.. CORK U21 LEAGUE: Well done to the Cork U21s on their win in the Munster U21 inaugural League Final against Kerry last Friday evening in Mallow especially our own Aisling Healy who was part of the team.Well done on to Aisling ,her teammates and management team.

CORK U16 ALL IRELAND SEMI FINAL - All Ireland U16 'A' Championship Semi Final Cork v Galway on Wednesday 10th July at 7.00pm in Cahir GAA, Co TipperaryBest of luck to our own club player Alana Gould and all involved.


Liscarroll AC

Clara Whelan and Emma O'Connell were in terrific form on Saturday last at the Juvenile under-10, team x two girls all-Ireland championships held at Templemore. In ideal weather conditions they jumped a combined total of 7.08m just 7cm behind the winning team. This performance was exceptional for the girls, who qualified in third place in their Munster Championships. It was a great result by two very competitive nine-year-olds. Well done to them.

MUNSTERS - On Sunday, a number of our under-nine to 16 athletes travelled to Ennis for the Munster B Championships with good results.

Irene Kellegher under-16 won her first Munster Championship gold medal, with very consistent jumping in the long jump. This was no fluke as all her jumps were close to 4.5m.

Emma Lehane under-15 also had a godo day out bringing home three medals, with a silver in the 80m sprint and shot put and a bronze in the long jump.

Grace Cronin and Clodagh O'Shea had plenty of opposition in their 60m sprints and long jumps in which they were unsucessful as was Liam Allen in his sprint. Conor Blastland competed in his first combined events which included five events, some of which he had not done before.

This was the final championship at county or Munster level for 2019.

|On this Saturday some athletes will be in Tullamore for day one of the all-Ireland Juvenile Championships and on Sunday, two athletes Aoife O'Sullivan and Vickie Cusack will contest the all-Ireland Junior Championships at the same venue.

By the time that these notes are published more athletes will have competed in Dromcollogher annual Sports. Will have results for next week.

COUNTY SENIOR LEAGUE - Last Friday night a small number of athletes kept our flag flying at the County League held at CIT Namely Vickie Cusack, Sophie Perrott, Ria Murphy, David Hamilton and Finbarr Whelan.

SYMPATHY - The sympathy of members and officials of the club is extended to Pat Sexton, Lackaroe, Liscarroll and family on the recent deaths of his brothers Joseph Sexton, Banteer and Stephen Sexton, Dromahane, both of whom passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

TRAINING - Training will continue on the usual nights. Mondays in Liscarroll and Fridays in Charleville at 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Spin and Win

Last weeks winners were: Spin & Win Results Sarah and Sean O'Connor, Glanmire. €55 Seamus Roche ,Tullylease. €35 Joan Hourigan, Newmarket. €30 Next weeks contestants are: Sinead,Grainne and Aoife O'Sullivan, Meelin. Michelle Collins, Meelin. Dick Morrissey, Dromina. The jackpot for next weeks Spin is €1400. The winner of the confined members lotto of €100 was Conor Murphy, Rockchapel.

League results: Division 3 HL result: Meelin 0.19 to Milford 1.17. Great comeback and unlucky in the end not to obtain the draw. The Club wishes Liam Collins a speedy recovery. There is one game left in this years league versus Blarney. A time a date will follow in the coming weeks for this match.

Championship Fixtures: Round 3 of the intermediate hurling championship vs Ballymartle is now fixed for Sunday 11th August in Grenagh at 3pm.

Juvenile Affairs: Thursday July 3rd u14s play Liscarroll/Churchtown at 8.15 at home. On July 8th u16 hurling championship vs Newmarket in Newmarket at 7.30 pm. Well done to our u12's who recently beat Killavullen and drew with Milford.

Meelin NS

The Meelin N.S. Student Council 2019 would like to thank MCA Electrical , Market 18, Cahills Shop, Brosnan's Shop and all the parents who donated raffle prizes and all the fabulous baking that made our Cake Sale a great success. Also thanks to the Parents Association for helping us and finally thank you all for coming along and supporting our Cake Sale and enjoying the day with us. Thanks from Student Council 2019.

Bruach Na Carraige

The Bruach Na Carraige summer Seisiun is now on, and will run each Tuesday night during July and August at 9pm

The annual summer camp is on from the 15th to the 26th of July from 10 am to 2pm for children between 6 and 15 years where they will be introduced to playing music,singing, ceili dancinng, and much games and fun and the same days from 2.30 to 6pm there will be solo traditional step dancing classes with Sarah and Maurice O Keeffe. Further information from 087 2205566.