Tuesday 12 December 2017

Around the districts: Banteer and beyond

The Bweeng Celtic Under 9s who finished training this week
The Bweeng Celtic Under 9s who finished training this week

Banteer Show - The Banteer Show, Country Market and Family Fun Day will take place in Banteer Community Centre on Sunday, July 16, commencing at 2 p.m. There will be an extensive exhibition with 69 show classes covering arts and crafts, baking, vegetables, paintings, flowers and plants, photography and many others.

Again this year, Mr William Cronin of Oaklands Garden Centre, Kanturk has kindly sponsored vouchers to the value of €100 as special prizes in the vegetable and flower classes as follows: Class 15 Flowering Shrub, three different stems €50 garden centre voucher to first place. Class 25 - Rose of the Show €50 garden centre voucher to first place. The Show Committee is grateful to Oaklands for their continued generosity and hopefully there will be a good entry across all classes on the day.

The committee will continue the special offer on multiple entries in adult classes. The normal fee is €3 per entry with a special offer of four entries for €10. It is hoped that this will encourage entries and result in a bigger and brighter array of produce and crafts on the day.

The committee is also appealing to all the bakers out there to support our show as entries in this area have declined in recent years. Homemade baking donations are also required for the country market and can be handed into the Community Centre on Sunday morning. Show entry forms and entry forms for the 'The Circus' or 'Happiness is...' art competition are available at Banteer post office or from Juliet O'Donoghue, Cois Doire, Banteer West, Banteer, phone 029 56944.

Entries and exhibits can be handed into Banteer Community Centre on Saturday night, July 15, at 8 p.m. or on Sunday morning, July 16, before 11 a.m. We would urge exhibitors to get there early on Sunday morning to avoid the entry queues or alternatively, to submit show entries in advance.

Outdoors, attractions will include the amazing 30ft Spider Climber with slide, 60ft obstacle course, super slide, bouncy castle and outdoor music. Other activities include a dog show, hook a duck, soccer challenge, pedal cars (kindly organised each year by Mr Dermot Lehane, Dromcummer), pony rides and much more.

Admission is free on the day and all proceeds go towards the annual upkeep of Banteer Community Centre. For a great family day out come along to Banteer Show.

Underage Soccer camp

An underage soccer camp will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 19, to July 21 in Banteer sports field for boys and girls from six to 17 years approx. Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration starts at 10.30 a.m. on first day. Fee: €30 per person. Everyone should bring a packed lunch. No mobile phones to be used while camp is in progress.

Camogie club news

Banteer camogie club are holding a summer camp from Monday, July 24, to Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the ages of 10 to 18 years, €30 for the three days. Everyone welcome to register contact Donncha 086 2657662 or Rosie 087 9596307.

Drama group

The Banteer Drama group will be performing 'Second Honeymoon' at the following venues: The Everyman Theatre Cork on Friday, July 14; The Civic Theatre Tallaght Dublin on Sunday, July 16. So please tell all your friends.


Banteer Bingo jackpot is now €4,150.


Anthony Brennan RIP

Kilshannig GAA Club are deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of our Vice Chairman Anthony Brennan after a long illness. Anthony a great family man, has been a great friend to us all with his company, passion and humour felt by everyone in the community and he will be sadly missed by all.

Anthony contributed to the club in so many ways throughout the years both on and off the field. He was a member of Kilshannig football and hurling teams from a young age all the way up to adult teams which proved hugely successful on the playing fields. As an administrator he was hugely influential for Kilshannig GAA Club, Thomas Russell's Juvenile Club and Kilshannig Ladies Football Club undertaking various roles across all sections.

As chairman of Kilshannig Ladies Football Club, Anthony revitalized the club with daughters Annemarie, Mairéad and Julie featuring on underage teams and in 2004 he helped the club create history by winning a county title. He also held various roles with Thomas Russell's Juvenile Club including Chairman and PRO.

In 2010, Anthony was instrumental in setting up the club's relationship with Russell Gaelic Union, Downpatrick. He was a frequent visitor to Down with the clubs U12 teams with Downpatrick travelling south on many occasions and this couldn't be done without the influence of Anthony. He also held the roles of Vice Chairman and PRO in recent times for Kilshannig GAA Club. In his spare time, he ensured our pitches were kept in splendid conditions, lining and cutting the fields while he was a member of various successful management teams at underage and adult level that won titles in both hurling and football.

Anthony's highlight in recent years most definitely came in 2016 as he managed the minor A footballers to county championship honours with son Tony a prominent member of the team. Kilshannig also won a minor hurling county title in 2015 with both Anthony and Tony key members of the successful team.

For many years, Anthony did a professional job as MC for numerous Kilshannig socials. He was a superb communicator and story teller while providing great craic and entertainment at the same time. Anthony's contribution and fantastic work for the club was hugely appreciated by all and he was honoured with the 2015 Clubman of the Year, a truly fabulous night for Anthony and his family.

Anthony, a true gentlemen, you will be sadly missed by all in the club and community but always remembered. The club extend our deepest sympathies to Juliet, Annamarie, Mairéad, Julie and Tony, to Anthony's extended family and close circle of friends at this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Bweeng Celtic FC

Bweeng Celtic are looking for boys born in 2005 and 2004. We want to field an under-14 team this autumn, and we need boys of this age. No experience necessary. Ethos of the club is to give match time to every boy who comes to training. C'mon and try out your local soccer club and bring a friend. A sample (free) training session will be held one evening next week (July 10 to July 14) in Bweeng Pitch at 7 p.m. Contact Ed at 085 8402176 or PM on Facebook for further details. Please spread the word.

Ladies' Football

It was a very sad week for Kilshannig, as our friend and neighbour Anthony Brennan passed away. Anthony was a vital part of the re-invigoration of the Ladies' Club some years ago, and was a loyal supporter to us. He will be sadly missed by our club. We pass on our deepest sympathies to Juliette, Anna Marie, Mairead, Julie and Tony. Ní bheidh a fheiceáil ar a chineál arís.

Every time you spend €20 in SuperValu you will be handed an entry form. Please make sure to place it in the slot marked KILSHANNIG in the box in store. Thank you.

Cork LGFA summer Camps with Orlagh Farmer and co: for eight to 16 years. €40 per player; €70 for two sisters and €95 for three sisters. Each player will receive a jersey. Ten-2 daily. Camp is on August 8 to August 11 in Banteer GAA. Register here to book:

Cúl Camp

Kilshannig Kellogg's Cúl Camp is on August 21 to August 25 this year. Bookings now being taken.


Spin and Win

Spin and win results: Sarah O'Connor €30, Bob Williams €30, Margaret Murphy €50. Next week's participants: Jack Murphy, Meelin village; Daniel Jones, Meelin; William Murphy, Rockchapel.

GAA news

Fixtures: No upcoming fixtures for the boys.

Meelin Cúl Camp will take place this year on the 14th to August 18. Further information to come closer to the time.


Community Alert

Work is ongoing in establishing a text alert system in the parish. The system is designed to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication between the Gardaí and the public. The system works best with significant local involvement with three to four people in each town-land willing to act as a 'contact' person.

The text will be operated by the Gardaí who will decide when and what type of information is contained in the Text or E-Mail. A typical example would be ,' two people seen acting suspiciously in the Greenhill area', or an 'Opel Corsa seen near Mourneabbey Creamery.'

The present community alert signs would be changed to reflect that the area is now operating a text alert system.

A public meeting will be held in the next couple of weeks to fully explain the system. The text alert system should add to personnel security and the security of peoples property and give increased safety to the vulnerable in our community.

Ladies' football

Mourneabbey LFC played West Cork in round one of the senior championship in Kinsale last Thursday the 29th. Unfortunately on the night West Cork proved too powerful for Mourneabbey and ran out deserving winners. Mourneabbey will get another opportunity when they play St Val's July 17 and we hope that this will kicks tart a long and successful summer of footballAll-Ireland Féile Skills Competition - Well done to Mourneabbey's Anna Ryan for representing Cork today in the all-Ireland Féile Skills Competition. Although Anna didnt score enough points to win, she represented North Cork and Cork very well and enjoyed a great day out. Thanks Anna and well done.

Clyda rovers GAA


CLYDA 1-18 ST KEVIN'S 0-17 - In a highly entertaining game, Clyda enjoyed a brilliant four point victory after extra time over St Kevin's in Buttevant last week.

Clyda, without a few keys players, started the game on the back foot and found themselves 0-5 to 0-0 behind after the first quarter.

Gradually the Clyda defense got on top with sterling work from Tim Buckley, Eamon Doherty and Ronan Flanagan. The outstanding Darragh Buckley was a joy to behold at wing back. By half time Clyda had a foot hold in the game, trailing 0-7 to 0-4.

St Kevin's opened a 0-10 to 0-5 lead after 40 minutes before Conor Roche scores a cracking goal from a Clyda free. The Clyda defense continued to excel with Mark O'Sullivan and Dan Fitzpatrick at their brilliant best.

St Kevin's held a two point lead with five minutes remaining. But the never say die attitude from the Mourneabbey men began to tell. With scores from the awesome Roche and substitute Seán O'Callaghan Clyda took the lead heading into injury time. But St Kevin's never gave up, and leveled it 0-13 to 1-10 at full time.

Conor Roche continued where he left off giving an exhibition of free taking in extra time. Clyda led 1-14 to 0-15 at the break. The last 10 minutes nearly all belonged to Clyda. Roche continued to give a peerless performance and was ably assisted on the score board by James Buckley with two late scores. Gearoid O'Shea in the Clyda goal was twice called upon to save his men in the closing minutes, on both occasions he met the challenge emphatically.

Clyda go into round three of the champions as the backside beckons for St Kevin's.

Clyda: Gearoid O'Shea, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Tim Buckley, Mark O'Sullivan, Eamon Doherty, Ronan Flanagan, Darragh Buckley, Mike Forde, James Buckley (0-2), Adam Walsh, William Cronin (0-2), Matthew McEntee, Conor Roche (1-13), John Martin O'Hanlon, Gareth O'Hanlon. Subs: Ben O'Connor, Dylan Flanagan, Seán O'Callaghan (0-1).

Clyda Lotto

Clyda lotto results for June 30: Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 14 and 26. No jackpot won. Spot prizes: €50 Conor O'Donoghue (Ballinvoskig); €30 Ger Lane (Quartertown); €20 Rebecca Thornhill (Glynn); Eileen O'Donoghue (Greenhill); €20 Ann O'Callaghan (Mallow). Next week's draw on Friday, July 7, in Burnfort. Jackpot €12,500.


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