Wednesday 13 November 2019

Around the districts: Banteer, Castlemagner, Kilbrin, Kilcorney Dromtariffe, Kilshannig

Banteer: Sportsfield welcome grant - At a special presentation in Coolea on Tuesday last the €4000 cheque was presented to Banteer Community Sportsfield members Denis Withers Dermot Mccarthy and Donie Barry by Anne Reynolds Fund Coordinator.

SSE Airtricity is Ireland's leading provider of wind power. Through their Community Fund programme, they have so far contributed over €6.5m in voluntary annual funding to community groups. They are proud to have supported over 2,000 forward-thinking and important local community projects in that time. The SSE Airtricity Community Fund supports communities around each of the 28 wind farms through an annual fund, which is distributed to local groups for projects with a focus on energy efficiency, safety and sustainability.

The fund for each wind farm starts one year after the wind farm starts producing electricity and runs for the lifetime of the wind farm. The value of the fund is set each year according to the electricity produced by the wind farm.

This funding is towards energy efficient initiatives included in the Banteer Community Sportsfield new community building which includes changing rooms, toilets, museum, spectator stand, meeting rooms and other facilities.

The local community must raise over €290,000 of matching funding locally. This contribution and ongoing fundraising work is well under way with local company sponsorship and tickets draws and any other users or local companies who wish to support please contact Secretary Denis Withers.

The astro turf pitch project is under construction since mid-June with Kelly Brothers Ballydesmond as the main contractors and McSherry Electrical Mallow as the lighting sub-contractors and the new pitch will be finished by end Nov this year. The building part of the project will be starting in the next couple months also and the project is now going through the Etender process.

Tidy Towns

Well done to Banteer Tidy Towns who increased their mark by 6 points this year and now stand at 317 points. This high marking is due to the dedication and effort of all the volunteers who each year work to improve our village by ensuring it is litter free and looking well for any visitors.

Sportsfield draw

Thanks to all supporters and sellers- please support same via €25 per quarter or €100 per annum.Also if anyone wishes to help sell tickets to any relations, friends or work colleagues please contact Denis Withers.


Banteer Bingo jackpot is now €6800 with bingo on Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

Glen Theatre

Sat 26th Oct "Crowman" written by Katie Holly and starring Jon Kenny

Sat 17th Nov Gerry Guthrie and Band

Sat 7th Dec Eleanor Shanley

Sun 15th Dec Declan Nerney and Band

Contact 087 7558752/029 56239

World Karting Finals

Congratulations to Jack and Tadgh Buckley, grandsons of Gerald Buckley, Fermoyle, Banteer who were taking part in the IAME World Karting Finals at Le Mans, France during the week. Terrific results by Team Ireland but well done to 2 of the youngest generation of Buckley's following in Gerald Buckleys motor sporting footsteps. Denis' sons Jack and Tadgh qualified 7th and 8th in the pre final, with Jack coming 4th & Tadgh 15th in the final. Well done.

100th birthday

Congratulations to Mrs Nan McGrath on reaching 100 years of age and celebrating with family and friends on Sat last. Best wishes from the local community to her and her family for the future.


Adult Badminton is played in in Banteer at 8.30pm each Monday.


Tractor and Vintage Run

On Nov 3rd Castlemagner Community Centre have a tractor and vintage run organised. €20 per entry. Registration at the hall from 11am and run starting at 12am. Tractors, cars and motorbikes are welcome. There will also be entertainment (pipeband), refreshments and a raffle in the hall. All welcome. For further information contact Lisa on 0861238421.

Hall activities

Yoga classes take place in the hall on Wednesday evenings from 7.30. Contact Lisa on 083 841 0898 for further info.Kids Irish dancing classes take place in the hall on Thursday evening from 6.30. Contact Rosemarie on 085 141 3733 for further info.

Kids birthday party and other events are always welcome in Castlemagner hall - to book the hall and start your organising call me, Lisa, on 0861237421. Looking forward to hearing from you.


GAA Lotto

The lotto results for Monday 21st October for a jackpot of €9300 are as follows. Numbers drawn were 12, 15, 19 and 30 . There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Breda McSweeney St.Teresa's Place Kanturk, Ann Heffernan Kilbrin, Tara O Brien Curraghs, Siobhan O'Dywer Ballybane (online winner) and Leah and Eoin Scully Coralee, Garranmacgarrett, Kilbrin (online winner) . The next draw will take place on Monday 4th November for a jackpot of €9,400. Tickets can be bought from any club officers,outside Spar. Thank you for your continued support.

County Board Draw

The 2019/2020 Cork GAA Clubs Draw is underway with €450,000 in prizes up for grabs throughout the year. Entry to the draw is €100 which can be paid by direct debit, €10 a month for ten months with two free draws free or a €100 payment which will include entry to all 12 draws throughout the year. First draw takes place on Nov 1st for Sept and Oct. Join before Oct 31st and be in with a chance of winning up to €20,000 each month, at least 45% goes back to our club and get the results of the draw the next day by text. If you wish to be entered or have any further queries please contact either Margaret O Callaghan 087-2741624 or Tom O'Reilly 087-2392442.

GAA Club Gear

From the 25th to 28th October O'Neills will be offering a 20% discount on all Club Shop merchandise. Check it out on the O'Neills website and get Christmas sorted early.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. The Jackpot next week is €1,600 on 46 calls. Bonus ball is €360. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year.

45 Drive

The regular Wednesday night 45 drive is back at 9pm. We look forward to welcoming everyone back and indeed if there are any new players we would love to welcome them too. This is a great way to spend a winters evening so please come along.

Halloween Children's Disco

The Parents Association of Kilbrin National School will host the Halloween Children's Disco at Kilbrin Social Club on this Friday 25th October from 7-9pm. This is always a great night of entertainment for the children. Don't forget the costumes, both young and old!

St Stephen's Day Walk

The St Stephens Day Walk has been a fixture on the local calendar for the last 15 years. This is enjoyed by all that participate and is a great way to spend the day. We are looking for suggestions for a route for this year's walk. If anyone has any ideas please contact us on the details below. Once the route has been decided we will of course let you know.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Mark Field and Emma Kearney who recently got married in Lismire Church and had their reception was at the Devon Inn. A great day was had by all. We wish them both a long and happy future together.

Tir na Nog

The Tir an Nog group are back up and running. They are running an Arts and Crochet classes at the moment and this is going and very well. If anyone is interested in joining this group you can contact any member of the committee or the details below.

Dr Croke House

A culture night will be organized for Dr Croke House on Sunday 3rd November. We will give you further details when they are available but the night will contain poetry, song and tale aplenty. We will of course keep you informed in this space as the details are available.

Bring and Buy

Kilbrin Village Renewal will be holding a Bring and Buy sale on Sunday 1st of December. This will be held in the Community Centre and more details will follow in the coming weeks but it may be a good time to start thinking about a clear out maybe.


Kilbrin Community would like to offer our sincere condolences to Maura Walsh on the death of her uncle and to Catherine O Sullivan and family on the death of her aunt Maureen Hunt. May they rest in peace.

Contact Details

The community council can be contacted at if you have any queries.Also the PRO can be contacted directly at if you have anything of interest for this column. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share with the community at large. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to date.

Kilcorney Dromtariffe

Dromtariffe G.A.A.

Late free ends Dromtarriffe Championship run at semi final stage. It was a free deep into injury time that snatched Gabrial Rangers victory from the prospects of extra time. Dromtarriffe opened the scoring through a Daniel O Keeffe point before Evan Murphy doubled with a long range free. In the 6th minute Gabriels pointed and a minute later O Keeffe added his second. A second Murphy point was replied by two to Gabriels one from a 45 to level the scores 0.4 each on the 18th minute .

Three minutes later the sides were again level 0.5 a piece with another Murphy score. Through three unanswered points Gabriels extended their lead to 0 8 coming up to the break but the last point of the half went to Tomas Howard leaving half time Dromtarriffe 0.6 Gabriels 0.8. Second half and a golden spell for the men in red & white . 3 opening frees Conor O Callaghan (1) & Murphy (2) took Dromtarriffe to the fore with points added by Howard with points added by O Keeffe & Murphy as Dromtarriffe led 13 to 9 after 13 minutes of that second half.

Two Gabriels frees and two from play brought the sides level for a third time with Dromtarriffe inching ahead 14 to 13 on the 23rd through another Murphy point. The next brace went to Gabriels with O Callaghan equalualising in the 33rd minute. All expected the prospect of extra time but a late 21 yard free was awarded and converted by Gabriels . One last attempt to find the equaliser in the dying seconds broke down as the final whistle blew.

One can only feel pride in the achievements of these players and all they have given the Dromtarriffe supporters over the past 2 season. A break needed to recharge and rest and look forward to the 2020 in the Division 4 season .

COUNTY BOARD DRAW - Anyone requiring information on purchasing County Board draw tickets contact Frank Barry ..Tickets 100 ..45 goes back to the club.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club~Winter Competitions~ Mikie Murphy teamed up with Aaron Mackey to record a last shot win over Eugene O Sullivan and Ned Kelleher. However in the second score, it was O Sullivan and Kelleher who produced the goods to take a last shot win off Murphy and Mackey. Danny Murphy and Joanne Murphy did record bowling to win by a bowl of odds against Maurice Cashman and John Breen. Paddy O Keeffe and John Breen had a last win over Danny Murphy and Joanne Murphy in a good competitive score.


Round the Fireside with Jimmy Reid

Two broadcasts were recently recorded concerning the parish of Kilshannig that contained some brilliant music by the All Ireland Scor champions,items of history, heritage and folklore and some fine singing. A delightful rendition off "The man from God knows where" who was one of the parishes most famous citizens and a very humorous song about parts of the parish are also included.The first broadcast was aired on 21st October and can be heard on c 103 podcast of past programmes and the second recording will be presented on this coming Monday night at 10.00 pm on c 103.