Friday 17 August 2018

Around the districts: Banteer and beyond

Well done to the Bweeng Celtic Under 10s who had two great games against Mallow Utd this weekend
Well done to the Bweeng Celtic Under 10s who had two great games against Mallow Utd this weekend

Glen Theatre - On Saturday November 25, Eleanor Shanley is in concert. This night coincides with the first night the Glen Theatre opened 21 years ago in 1996 with the Duhallow Choir. Booking 087 7558752.

Eleanor's career has spanned over 20 years, and she still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann in 1990. Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann. She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them 'A Jacket of Batteries' and 'Half Set in Harlem'. While a member of De Danann she also toured Europe, Australia, China, Japan and the USA as well as taking part in several tours of Ireland.

Eleanor has worked with many great musicians through the years and recorded with everyone from Ronnie Drew, De Danann, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and too many more both at home& internationally to mention here. Eleanor was honoured as The Leitrim Person of the Year Award, a title she is very proud.

One doesn't have to search for long to discover the depth of how far this lady has travelled with her music both as a solo artist, and in collaboration with others or to see for yourself body of recorded music Eleanor has been involved with to date in her career. "Forever Young" is her 14th album.

Defibrillator Group

Banteer Community Defibrillator Group are doing great work. Defibrillator Units are available in the following locations;

Banteer Church Toilet Entrance; Banteer Community Centre Main Entrance; Banteer Sportsfield Dugout near railway; Glen Theatre Side Entrance; Lyre Hall Main Entrance; Nadd Village Outside Pub.

Plans for 2018 include: Audit of all machines. Expiry dates on pads and batteries; Complete retraining of people that are out of date; Identify new candidates to complete training; Apply for Amenity grant for 2018 Lighting for some units; Church gate collection application; Fundraising Letters to businesses in the community; Yearly maintenance fees for all sports and social clubs in the community; Info Sheet for all houses in the community.

Xmas market

Banteer Community Childcare Christmas Gathering & Market is on Thursday 14th December from 6pm-Visit Santa in his Grotto. Best Dressed Competition, Raffle, Face Painting DJ Cake Sale Christmas crafts and baking stands Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.

Sportsfield draw

The last 2017 Sportsfield draw is planned for first Sun in Dec -please ensure all cash in by then. Tickets €25 per quarter.

Banteer Lyre GAA

Banteer Lyre GAA table Quiz on Fri 1st Dec at Nadd Pub at 9pm-please support same as proceeds are to help our former player/selector Dave White recover from his serious accident.

Banteer Lyre GAA Junior AGM on this Sun 26th Nov at 6pm at Glen Theatre.

Congratulations to Kanturk hurlers on winning the Munster title last Sunday.

GAA Victory Social

Banteer Lyre Junior GAA clubs Victory Social takes place on Sat 13th Jan 2018 at Killarney Avenue Hotel.

The social will celebrate the club winning the Duhallow Junior Hurling title in 2017-an important and well deserved victory by a panel of players who in the last 8 years have contested 6 Duhallow finals in both codes winning 2 football titles and 1 hurling title.

On the night it is also planned to hold a club reunion for the players who played on the 1978 Lyre football team, 1979 Under 21 Hurling team, and the 1980 Under 21 Football team as these teams won the first titles for the clubs at these levels.

It is hoped to make presentations on the night to all involved with these teams to acknowledge the historical occasion for the clubs.

Social tickets will be on sale soon from club officers and as numbers on the night are limited by the hotel-early booking is advisable.

Banteer school news

DVD now available of the 40th Anniversary Celebration. The perfect stocking filler for Christmas, for past pupils- home and abroad. Lots of footage from the day and photos from every decade. DVDs €10 available from the school and Banteer Post Office.

Upcoming AGMs

Banteer Community Sportsfield AGM on 9pm 14th Dec 2017; Banteer Community Childcare AGM on 30th Nov 2017.

Eir Rural Broadband

Please see the interactive map on which allows people to see all additional homes and businesses that have been included in the rural Efibre rollout. The current provisional delivery dates is Banteer by end of June 2018 and Lyre /Nadd by end of December 2018.

Cork GAA draw

Congrats to Timmy Sheehan winner of €150 Keanes Jewellers voucher in Cork GAA draw.


We regret but effective immediately DOGS ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED in any part of the Sportsfield and Park complex. This is to ensure the safety of all users of the facility and particularly children.

As you know we have had many issues with dogs in the Park /Sportsfield area over the past while, including a recent serious attack on a user of the facility. The Committee have sought advice from the our legal advisers, insurance company, Gardaí and Cork County Council Dog control unit re what further actions were needed to ensure the safety of all users of this community facility.

The decision to ban dogs was not taken lightly and we ask all users to respect and adhere to the decision. New signs are ordered and will be erected/changed over the coming week but in the meantime we ask that users adhere to the rule change and also please pass the information on to other users.


Banteer Bingo jackpot €5500.

Macra news

Banteer Macra are kicking off 2018 by commemorating the 50th anniversary of the club. This is an opportunity for current members and past members to join together and to celebrate the many successes Banteer Macra have achieved over the past 50 years. It is an opportunity to share stories and memories and to remember the great times that were had.

To mark this occasion, a Mass will take place on, Friday, the 26th of January in Banteer Church at 7pm. This is an opportunity to pray for all past and present members as well as the continued success of the club for the years to come. It is also an opportunity to appreciate the amount of work Banteer Macra has done for the wider community and the legacy that still continues. This will be followed by the planting of a commemorative tree- a memento that will be in the parish for many years to come.

All roads lead to the Heights Hotel, Killarney on Saturday, 27thof January, to kick off the 50thAnniversary Dinner Dance of Banteer Macra. A drinks reception will take place at 7pm and will be followed by a 4-course meal at 8pm. Music on the night will be provided by The Kelts Band, who will be playing into the early hours. A night of entertainment which is not to be missed! Tickets are priced at €30 and can be bought from any club member.

This is a night of celebration to remember the past 50 eventful years of Banteer Macra- from 1968 till 2018. All past and present members, as well as the local community and surrounding Macra clubs are asked to join in on these nights of celebration.

To make this event unique, members of Banteer Macra are currently accumulating past PRO books, pictures, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, etc. from the last 50 years! If anyone has anything to contribute please contact Aishling @ 087-989520 or any club member. Please note: write your name on any memorabilia you wish to contribute so they can be returned after the event.

So what's next? To kick start 2018 and to shake off those January blues, buy your ticket, get the dancing shoes on and join Banteer Macra in an occasion you won't want to miss.

For any more information, please feel free to contact club Chairperson, Aidan Murphy, on 086-0372197 or club Secretary, Karen Buckley, on 086-1757170.

Playground planning

Lyre Community-Planning permission has been sanctioned for a playground at Lyre village, to be located to the rear of Glenview Park which is located in the village centre. It will also mean the development of a walkway, a green area, garden and recreational plot. All in and around Lyre are looking forward to the development.


Castlemagner Players

Castlemagner Players would like to extend a very special thanks to all who attended their recent production of of P.G. O'Dea's play, "Poor Jimmy." The support was very much appreciated.

Sinsir Club

Castlemagner Sinsir Club are organising a trip to the Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick, this Saturday, November 25th. The day will include a meal at The Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. Those interested in travelling should contact 0868521808.

On Wednesday, December 6th, a cookery demonstration will take place in the community centre at 8.00pm. This will be presented by culinary expert Deirdre Doody. On arrival, guests will be treated to a reception of mulled wine and some artisan Christmas treats. The event is the perfect crash course to fine tune your culinary skills for the coming festive season to impress all your friends and family.

An exceptional demonstration of skill and fine dining is assured on the night with some exclusive secret tips and recipes to be divulged. Recipes will be distributed on the night. Admission is €10 and tickets may be purchased at the door or from any member of the Sinsir club. Everybody is welcome to attend. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday December 10th is the annual party which will be held in Springfort Hall at 1 30pm, anyone interested please contact 0868521808. Keep tuned to this column for more information.


Ladies Football

Kilshannig Ladies held a fun table quiz in Gortroe Inn this weekend. Thank you to all who supported, to the organisers, to Pat and Ann Crowley of Gortroe Inn and to dynamic DJ Damien.

Our Victory Social this year will be held in the Hibernian Hotel on January 20th. All players and families welcome.

Hard luck to our Minors who lost their North Cork Final to Araglendesmondsbui this week.

Bweeng Celtic FC

Well done to the Under 10s who had two great games against Mallow Utd this weekend. C'mon and try out your local soccer club and bring a friend! Please spread the word. Tel Ed @ 085 8402176 or PM on Facebook with any questions.

Glantane Chess Club

Chess club for kids aged 11-14 in Kilshannig Community Centre on Thursday 24rd November 7-8.30pm (and fortnightly thereafter). All levels welcome. €2. Bring a chess set if you have it!