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Around the Districts: Banteer, Castlemagner, Kilbrin and Kilcorney-Dromtariffe


Dylan Moynihan, Banteer and Emily Dennehy, Kilbrin enjoying the Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Debs.

Dylan Moynihan, Banteer and Emily Dennehy, Kilbrin enjoying the Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Debs.

Prize winners at the Captain's Prize competition at Charleville Golf Club which was played over last weekend.

Prize winners at the Captain's Prize competition at Charleville Golf Club which was played over last weekend.


Dylan Moynihan, Banteer and Emily Dennehy, Kilbrin enjoying the Scoil Mhuire Kanturk Debs.



Banteer progress in hurling championship

Banteer overcame neighbours Kanturk in a lively encounter played in Castlemagner on Sunday, August 7, last.

It was the town side that started brightest going into a 0-2 to 0-0 score lead after five minutes. However, a goal and two points from Denis Roche in a six minute spell saw Banteer in front by the 13th minute 1-2 to 0-2, the men in red and white would never trail thereafter.

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Further points from Kevin Tarrant, David Murphy, Luke Philpott and Roche (free) saw Banteer lead 1-6 to 0-5 after 20 minutes. Further goals from Roche and Murphy increased Banteers advantage 3-7 to 0-5 after 25 minutes. Dominant displays in the defence kept the town sides’ score to a minimum and further points from Alan Coughlan, Tarrant (2) and Philpott saw the village side in front 3-11 to 0-6 at the short whistle.

The turnover saw Kanturk come more into the game and by the three quarter stage had outscored Banteer 1-4 to 0-5, with Philpott (2), David McAuliffe (2) and David Murphy pointing for Banteer, the score now 3-16 to 1-10 on 45 minutes. The final quarter saw Philpott grab a brace of goals for Banteer with Kanturk hitting 1-5 in that closing 15 minutes. Full time score Banteer 5-16 Kanturk 2-15.

Team: K Roche, J McAuliffe, M Kearney, C Coughlan, A Coughlan, R O’Connor, R O’Connell, C Shine, D Kearney, T Sexton, D McAuliffe, K Tarrant, David Murphy, L Philpott and D Roche. Subs used: D Wilson, K Sexton, B Weathers, E O’Brien and Darren Murphy. Subs not used: C O’Keeffe, L O’Brien, B O’Keeffe, E Wilson, N Twomey, J Archdeacon and A Kearney.

Banteer Macra activities

Banteer Macra had their official launch night for their field evening in Healy’s Bar Kilcorney last Friday evening. The charity that it is in aid for this year is Marymount Hospice. A day full of laughter and craic is guaranteed followed by music from Dreams of Freedom late into the night, make sure to keep August 20 free to help raise funds for this great charity. If any business would like to sponsor our field evening please contact the Banteer Macra social media page or our club chairperson Amanda at 087 6123655.

There will also be a tug of war happening at the field evening event. Teams of five for €50, prizes to be won for the strongest team. If you would like to register, please contact our social media pages or our sports and social officer Kelvin O’Connor at 083 8287670.

Celebrations took place in Helays Bar for Amanda O’Sullivan for being crowned Miss Macra last Friday evening. A great evening was had by all. Congratulations again Amanda.

The club would like to congratulate club member Hannah O’Sullivan, who lined out for Ireland at the International tag series which took place in the university of Limerick last weekend.

Finally, jiving classes will be starting in Banteer hall with Tom Jive September 6 at 8 p.m.

New members are always welcome, follow our social media pages to see upcoming events. Competitions and events will be starting in September for the new year ahead, if anyone has any interested come along to the field evening to meet everyone.

Banteer Community Sportsfield

The project to build a regulation sized astroturf pitch for all sports plus a new community building with new changing rooms, toilets, disabled facilities, spectator stand area, museum, digital hub and café facility is near completion and will open in August.

At present all the final construction works are in progress and expected to be finished in the next few weeks the new walks will open in August also.


GAA News

Congratulations to the Cork Ladies Football team who won the Minor Football All Ireland against Galway. Special Congratulations to Alannah Gould from Castlemagner who represented her county on the winning team and is now the proud recipient of an All-Ireland medal. A fantastic achievement!

Well done to the U13 Croke Rovers team on a great win over Kilshannig in the U13 Division 2 HL Plate Final. The final result was Croke Rovers 4-07 and Kilshannig 3-04 in a well fought game.

Irish Show jumping

Congratulations to Shane Sweetnam of who was selected to represent Ireland as part of the Irish team for Longines FEI Aga Khan Nations Cup at Dublin Horse Show. He will have huge local support from his home parish of Castlemagner!


Best of luck to Castlemagner’s Katie O’Keeffe who makes her debut in the second U18 National Championship of 2022 in Dublin. Katie is a 3 times European medallist.

Tidy Towns

Last Tuesday Evening volunteers gave a good tidy to the graveyard weeding, deadheading, litter picking and removing plastic from compost heap. We would gently ask that everyone is respectful of the graveyard and please take rubbish home.

For the next couple of weeks Tidy Towns will be working on finishing the project at old village water pump. The walls have been repaired using traditional stonework and many have commented on the quality of the skill and craftmanships by stonemason Denis Lehane.

Work remains to be done on pollinator friendly flowerbed, repair and painting of pump and trimming of hedges.

Heritage Week

CCDA would like to extend an invite to all the community to celebrate Heritage Week on Saturday 20th August at 2pm. Our celebration will focus on the history of Magner’s Castle, St. Bridget’s Graveyard and St. Bridget’s Holy Well plus the old village water pump. The celebration will take place at the Village Pump in Castlemagner followed by refreshments and music in the Community Centre. All are welcome to join in our community celebration.

Community Centre

Last Saturday a team of volunteers got together to commence work on the community centre. The building was power washed in preparation of painting, windows and fascia boards washed, gutters cleaned, and prep done for a new sign to be erected. Well done to the team!



There was no winner of the €14,500 jackpot. The numbers Drawn were 12, 14, 28, 35. The lucky dip winners were: Tim Cronin, Kilbrin; John Healy, Kanturk; Michael Dennehy, Coolmahane; Deirdre O’Sullivan, Kilbrin; Eddie O’Connor, Kildorrery.

Kilbrin GAA

Junior A Hurling Championship: Last Friday evening, Kilbrin took on Newmarket in Round 2 of the championship at Kanturk. The team were off to a dream start compliments of a Shane Crowley goal and it was a lead they never relinquished scoring some fine points over the course of the hour. Next opponents will be Castlemagner at the end of the month.The final score was Kilbrin 1-17. Newmarket 0-19.

Team: Liam Daly, Mark Field, Eoin Sheahan, Darren Daly, Brian O’ Sullivan, Connor King, Rory King, Cillian Buttimer, Jamie Harrington, Tom O’ Reilly,Niall Field, Stephen O’ Reilly, Shane Crowley, William Heffernan, Ronan Heffernan, Haulie Sheahan, Brendan O Mahony, David Heffernan, Josh Drumm, Shane Fitzgerald, Darragh Burke, Jamie O Donoghue


Congrats to Joshua Drumm, the Harrington brothers Jamie & Jack and Brian O’ Sullivan, Kilbrin, who were on the U18 & a half Kanturk rugby team who won the final of the Munster Plate Competition at Musgrave Park recently. They were presented with their medals and the Munster Plate in the Alley bar on Friday night last. Well done boys.

Ladies Football

Congratulations to Lia Heffernan, Kilbrin and the Cork U18 A ladies football team who won the football ZuCar All Ireland on Wednesday evening last in Nenagh, Co .Tipperary, they defeated Galway, on the scoreline of 1-16 to 1-8.

The Tree Of Hope

Fr. Leader PP will recite prayers at The Tree of Hope, in the Cemetery Kilbrin at 8pm on Friday 9th September. Prayers will be offered for all those who have lost their lives to suicide. Everyone welcome


The Bingo Jackpota at the moment is €1300. Once again we wish to thank all our patrons for your great support. Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.


We extend our Deepest Sympathy to the Brosnan family, Liscarroll, on the death of Jim, at a relatively young age. May he rest in peace.


Denis Horgan Social Bowling Club

Jackie Daly And Liam Casey Competitions: Dean Sexton - 11 points, Danny Murphy - 5 points, Ned Kelleher - 24 points, Alan Sexton - 4 points, Sam Ahern - 22 points, Maurice Cashman - 19 points, Edmund Sexton - 2 point, Eugene O Sullivan - 18 points, John Breen - 13 points, Patrick Sexton 3 points.

John Cummins Competition: Ned Kelleher -16 points, Eugene O Sullivan - 6 points, Edmund Sexton - 1 point,,John Breen - 5 points, Dean Sexton - 1 point, Abby Lehane - 1 point.