Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Ballyhea, Buttevant, Liscarroll, Lismire

Joe Howard on behalf of Howard Farms, in the company of his sons, Donnacha and Tomás, presented a new set of jerseys to Killavullen GAA club at a function, after training on Friday 21st June. The new jerseys, in the traditional blue and white of Killavullen, were presented to the captains of the junior teams in Killavullen, Patrick Angland, captain of the football team, and Liam Cronin, captain of the junior hurling team
Joe Howard on behalf of Howard Farms, in the company of his sons, Donnacha and Tomás, presented a new set of jerseys to Killavullen GAA club at a function, after training on Friday 21st June. The new jerseys, in the traditional blue and white of Killavullen, were presented to the captains of the junior teams in Killavullen, Patrick Angland, captain of the football team, and Liam Cronin, captain of the junior hurling team

Ballyhea: Lotto - The lotto was held on Monday, June 17, at the Corbett Court. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1,400.

The Numbers were 24, 28, 40. Lucky Dips: €30 to Bernie Daly c/o Bernie Daly, €30 to Bernie Crowley c/o the Bernie Crowley, €30 to Pat Sheehan c/o Corbett Court. You can play the lottery online and thank you for your continued support.

Church news

FINANCIAL STATEMENT - The Financial Statement for the parish for 2018 was read out at all Masses on the weekend of June 15/16.

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.

PIONEER MASS - The annual PTAA Mass will, this year, be hosted by Castletownroche Parish on the feast of the Most Sacred Heart, June 28 at 7.30 p.m. The celebrant will be Fr Chris Donlon, Spiritual Director. Pins are available from Julia 083 3842827, Catherine 086 0750177, Emer 086 8459439. Light refreshments will be served after Mass and everyone is welcome.

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.

GAA Notes

JUVENILE DRAW - The Juvenile Club annual draw will take place in July. 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.

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.


Cul Camp

Buttevant G.A.A. in conjunction with Kellogg's will hold its annual Cul Camp again this year. The Cul Camps are held nationwide annually and are a packed week of fun and games for childrenaged 6 to 13 inclusive throughout July and August. Children will learn skills and play G.A.A. games with qualified coaches at their local club.

The Buttevant Cul Club will be held from July 1st to July 5th inclusive at Buttevant G.A.A. grounds each day between the hours of 10.00a.m. and 2.30p.m.inclusive and will be fully supervised. Admission of €60 will result in a free G.A.A. Jersey Training Top and Backpack. It is hoped that there will be some well known G.A.A. stars in attendance during the camp. A packed lunch is advisable and early notification of participation is advisable.

Heritage Group

Buttevant Heritge Group are holding a special presentation to highlight the many archaelogical and medieval artefacts uncovered during the road works which took place during the STREETSCAPE programme of some time ago. The presentation " To Enclose It With Walls" will be delivered by Trish Long of Rubicon Heritage Services who were the main archaeological contractors throughout the STREETSCAPE. This interesting event will take place on Thursday evening June 27th in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant at 8p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Religious news

Colaiste Mhuire Buttevant is sending two students as helpers on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes this June 2019. The students involved are holding various fund-raising events throughout the intervening period. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Parish Folk Group-weekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 7.00-p.m. in the Church.

Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant celebrated their end-of-year Mass and the graduation of the sixth class pupils on Tuesday June 18th @ 10a.m. A good attendance was present.

There will be a Cloyne Diocesan Pioneer Mass in Castletownroche County Cork on the feast of the Sacred Heart on this Thursday June -28th at 7.30p.m.

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 2.00p.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. 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. 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 7.00p.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 and August. There is an entry fee of €5 per categorywhich must be paid with the entry form by Friday June 14th. Competition forms can be had locally or by contacting Jane Fitzgerald on -086-68161041- at your earliest convenience.


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 1.30p.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 10th in the local G.A.A. Hall as the renovation work has now been completed since June . 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 €3800 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 8.30p.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 I-pads 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.


Liscarroll AC

Last weekend was a busy one for some of our athletes, with four different competitions available to tyhem, with all-Ireland, Tailteann Games at Santry Stadium, Dublin, all-Ireland Combined Events at Tullamore, Community Games in Cork and a club sports meeting in Banteer.

At the Tailteann Games, Aoife O'Sullivan, intermediate girls won her fifth successive gold medal in the high jump, jumping 1.75m.

Joe Ivory, intermediate boys, finished a good seventh place in his javelin event with a new personal best throw of 45.39m.

In the all-Ireland Juvenile Combined events, Johnny Murphy, under-14 had a good outing to Tullamore on Sunday, where he won the silver medal in a close contest. He won the high jump and 800m.

On Saturday, two of our youngest athletes were in action in the Community Games. Clara Whelan under-10 had a great win in the 200m, while Crasig Cronin at under-nine won silver in the 60m sprint.

Also on Saturday, we had a sports meeting at Banteer. Liam Allen under-12 finished second in the 100m, while Lucy and Leah O'Connor, won medals in their sprints.

JOIN THE CLUB - Any time is a good time to join an athletic club. Anyone that's interested may call in to any of our training sessions in Liscarroll on Mondays or Charleville on Fridays at 6.30 p.m. Check us out at liscarrollathletics@org or on Facebook.

UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS - As we now go into July, we must start planning for our annual Sports which take place this year on Sunday, August 11, which is just six weeks away. This is usually the highlight of the club's activities for the year and this year should be no exception. There will be a huge programme of events, including sprints, middle distance races, tubo javelin, shot put, long jump ande 28 lb weight throwing.

We urge everyone to put this date in your diaries. Along with a sports day, there will be two road races on the following Friday the 16th, a 5km and a 10km.

SYMPATHY - The sympathy of the officers and members of the club is extended to the family, relatives and friends of John Mullane, Lackaroe, Liscarroll, who died last week, just three weeks after the death of his wife Ellen (Nell). May he rest in peace.

TRAINING - Mondays in Liscaroll 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays in Charleville 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Little Athletics training is taking a break till September. Any athletes in this group who will have their eighth birthday in 2020 may join the Monday night group.

JOHN BUCKLEY LEAGUE - All eligible athletes are requested to be in CIT tomorrow night, Friday, June 28, no later than 7.15 p.m.


Monthly Mass

The Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at 8pmin St Josephs Church, Lismire. Everyone Welcome.

Monthly Meeting

The Lismire Community Association will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday 2nd Julyat 8pm in the local Community Centre.

History Walk And Talk

On Saturday 13th July Lismire Community Association invites you to a Historical walk and talk on the History of the old village of Coolavota.

We are asking people to meet in Kilcorcan Graveyard at 6.30pm. In the event of bad weather this talk will be given in the Community Centre.

Refreshments will be served and the evening will be finished off with music and dance.