Tuesday 16 July 2019

Around the districts: Banteer, Castlemagner, Kilcorney-Dromtariffe, Killavullen, Mourneabbey

Banteer: Junior Hurling League - Banteer got the better of rivals Newmarket 0-14 to 0-12 in a very low scoring encounter at Meelin on Friday 14th of June last.

Played in ideal conditions, scores were to prove few & far between in the game's opening half especially with both defences dominating throughout, the town side ahead 0-4 to 0-3 after the first quarter with points from Kevin Tarrant, David Murphy & a Denis Roche free. The sides exchanged a couple of points each in the second quarter, a Luke Philpott free & another white flag effort from Roche saw Banteer trail 0-6 to 0-5 at the break.

The changeover at the short whistle saw the scoring rate improve marginally with our boys in white & red out scoring their opponents 0-4 to 0-2 to go ahead 0-9 to 0-8 after 45 mins. Roche (2), Tarrant & Barry Murphy all on target for Banteer. The teams continued to trade scores, Alan Coughlan fresh of the bench pointing on introduction to give Banteer the lead again, with four further pointed frees from Roche ensuring a League Final meeting with near neighbours Dromtariffe.

Team: K Roche, K Sexton, M Kearney, C O' Keeffe, C Murphy, B Weathers, R O' Connor, D Kearney, K Tarrant, B Murphy, C O' Donoghue, J Sexton, D Murphy, L Philpott & D Roche. Subs used: A Coughlan, T Sexton, B O' Keeffe. Subs not used: P Lyons, K Barry, Darren Murphy, T O' Callaghan & C Shine.

Tidy Towns News

Many hands made light work of the litter/weeds and hedge growth last week, when over 20 volunteers came out to help clean up the village and surrounding areas. It was heartening again to see so many young people including Macra volunteers. We welcome the Macra members from outside the parish who willingly gave of their time to help. Again the night was rounded off with a cuppa and home baking (thanks to Noreen and Mary). Tidy Towns volunteers meet outside the Post Office every Mon and Wed night at 7pm. Please come along if you would like to help.

Banteer scored 82.8 in the second round of the Cork County Litter Challenge. This is an anti-litter campaign. Each town/village starts with a score of 100 and points are deducted for each piece of litter found (inside the 50km speed signs) on judging day. Despite the best efforts of the Tidy Towns Committee to keep Banteer litter free unfortunately a small amount of litter is still being dropped. Cigarette butt are considered a piece of litter. Please dispose of them properly.

Banteer Macra

Following on from a hugely successful year and having seen membership swell in numbers. Banteer Macra Na Feirme are always open for new members to join. For anyone with any queries, you can contact Banteer Macra on Facebook.

IRD Duhallow news

The Women and Childcare Working Group presents Lucy Wolfe, Paediatric Sleep Consultant who will give a talk on Sleep What every Parent Needs to Know (birth 6years). This presentation will take place in the James O' Keeffe Institute Newmarket on Saturday 29th of June 12noon. Admission is €5 and to book your place please contact Mary on 029 60633.

In order to celebrate National Bike Week, IRD Duhallow is hosting two workshops on the grounds of the James O' Keeffe Institute on Thursday 27th of June. Cycle Skills and Road Safety for young children aged 7 to 11 years of age from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m. Bike Maintenance and Repair will take place from 7.00p.m. to 8.30p.m. This workshop will introduce bicycle maintenance and repair and is for young and old. For more information, please contact Mary on 029 60633

Sportsfield draw

Thanks to all supporters and sellers and next draw is in July- 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 €4000 with bingo on Tues 8.30

Sundays Well mass

Mass will take place at Sundays Well, Fermoyle, on this Thurs June 20th @ 8pm everyone welcome to attend!

Underage Soccer camp

Banteer Underage Soccer camp is on Weds 17th, Thurs 18th and Fri 19th July- Banteer under age soccer club coaching camp 2019 for boys & girls from 6 to 17 years approx. Time: 11am to 3pm.registration starts at 10.30am on first day. Venue is Banteer sports field. Fee: €30 per person.


Thank you

The Castlemagner Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Castlemagner Hall Committee would like to thank everyone in the parish who helped to make our fundraising event on Saturday last, June 15th, such a success. We had a massive turn out on the night which led to a fantastic athmosphere. All the hosts made a huge effort with table layout and food.

Special appreciation is afforded to Hazel Bourke for doing amazing arrangements for around the hall and each individual table. Also thank you to the wonderful entertainment on the night which were Cuisle Avondhu and Alan Buckley, everyone really enjoyed both . A big thank you to Neil Moylan who, as always, helped with the lighting and sound systems. Ger Murphy, who was our MC on the night, he made it look so effortless and entertaining, thank you Ger. Last, but not least, thanks to all the very generous sponsors of raffle and spot prizes - without you the night wouldn=92t have been as much fun, winners were delighted with the quality of the prizes.

The money made on the night will benefit both the hall committee and the CCDA. The Hall committee will use the money for general ongoing upkeep of the hall and the CCDA are using their portion to pay for insurance and to cover some future community projects. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our next event.


St John's Well Mass

The Annual St John's Well Mass will be held on Monday Night the 24th June at 8pm.

Dromtariffe GAA

JUNIOR A HURLERS QUALIFY FOR LEAGUE FINAL: The Dromtarriffe Junior hurlers return to the contesting the hurling league final on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-12 played last Friday in Castlemagner. Having last reached this stage in 2017( unfortunately this final remains unplayed) and would dearly like to add the Duhallow Hurling league silverware to their recent achievements, their opponents in the final will be neighbours Banteer who had a good win over Newmarket on the same evening.

The match started on a low intensity pace especially with both sides not producing the standard of hurling a semi final would be worthy of. Dromtarriffe opened their scoring through an Evan Murphy point after Kilbrin had registered two white flags, one from a placed ball. Again Kilbrin doubled their scoring either side of a Sean Howard free to leave the first quarter 0-2 TO 0-4 in favour of Kilbrin. Kilbrin added two frees answered by Sean Howard (free) and an Evan Murphy point from play. In the 27 minute Dromtarriffe finally broke through the Kilbrin defense when a raid by Tomas Howard was rewarded in the first green flag of the game. This was a great boost to Dromtarriffe entering the interval ahead 1-6 to 0-8.

The introduction of Daniel O Keeffe for his brother at half time improved the Dromtarriffe fortunes as he made an almost immediate impact when a shot that looked goal bound went narrowly wide of the posts. Dromtarriffe backs were really displaying some strong hurling in particular were Kevin Cremin, Michael O Brien and Dan Dennehy, with the forwards working more fluently through the runs of Mark O Connor, Tomas Howard, Conor Cremin and O Keeffe. Two points each for O Connor and the Howard brothers opening 22 minutes of the second half were replied with three from Kilbrin before the game was put out of contention when O Keeffe received a great ball in from O Brien and coolly kicked into the Kilbrin net raising Dromtarriffe's second green flag. As the daylight faded at the Castlemagner venue, the closing 14 minutes belonged to the winners with points being registered by Tomas Howard (2) and one each for his brother Sean, O Keeffe and Cremin as Dromtarriffe held out to qualify for the final v Banteer on the 2-17 to 0-12 scoreline.

At time of going to print, the date for this final has yet to be announced - Dromtarriffe have a busy schedule to play with 3 very important county league fixtures- at home to St Nicks next Sunday June 23rd and to rescheduled fixtures away to Glanmire ( currently fixed for July 7th and at home to Adrigole July 12th all to be confirmed), as well as Conor O Callaghan involved with Cork U20 hurlers in Munster Championship.

Brian Cronin 2019 - Another fantastic two days of U10 football was played over the past two weekends in Rathcoole. Congrats to St Peters Cup winners and Canovee Shield winners and all our 16 competing teams for many very competitive matches. Thanks especially to the many club volunteers who helped in any way over the two days.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club-Jackie Daly and Liam Casey Competitions-Ned Kelleher and Joanne Murphy and Donal Cashman had a last shot win over Danny Murphy and Mikie McAuliffe and Maurice Cashman. However in the return score, it was Murphy and McAuliffe and Cashman who produced the goods in a last shot play off. Mikie McAuliffe had a bowl of odds to spare over Aaron Mackey. Ned Kelleher and Danny Murphy and Joanne Murphy did the business with a last shot win over Aaron Mackey and Mikie McAuliffe and Maurice Cashman

Liam O'Keeffe Cup competitions (social clubs) held at Fenor, Co Waterford. 1st. Jimmy Flynn (Fenor) and Declan Fennessy (Conna). 2nd: David Foran and Paddy Flavin (Fenor). 3rd: Tommy Rowe and Ken Sauvage (Fenor). Overall winners-Fenor club.


Parish Sports

The Killavullen Parish Sports were held last Thursday evening, on what turned out to be a dry evening, despite the rain earlier in the day. Thanks goes to the runners, spectators and of course the team of volunteers who made the event possible by organising it and running all aspects of it. It was an evening of tight finishes, clear winners, and above all else happy participants who ran their socks off. The Family Relay was certainly one of the highlights of the evening and credit to those who took part in it. At the sports there was COFFEE FOR A CAUSE where teas and coffees were served for a donation to the current fundraising for Conor Harnett, a Primary School child in the Parish who is currently undergoing treatment in Temple Street Children=92s Hospital. The generosity of the people was overwhelming and shows the big hearts we have in our smaller Parish. Thank you all for your support. It is most appreciated. The race results were as follows:

Preschool Girls: 1 Emily O'Callaghan, 2 Emily Sheedy, 3 Quinn O'Callaghan

Preschool Boys: 1, Luke McCarthy, 2 Bartley Hayes, 3 Darragh Hennerby

U6 Girls: 1 Anna Dorgan, 2 Ciara Fitzpatrick, 3 Brenna Fallon

U6 Boys 1 Daniel Feaheny, 2 Ethan O'Driscoll, 3 Ciarán Cotter

U7 Girls 1 Lucy Forde, 2 Aveen Curtin, Amelia Roche

U7 Boys 1 Dylan Carey 2, Jason O'Keeffe, 3 Cian Turner

U8 Girls 1 Lucy Forde, 2 Sophie O'Driscoll, 3 Kelsey O'Leary

U8 Boys 1 Fionnán Murphy, 2 Fiachra Curran, 3 Aidan O'Donovan

U9 Girls 1 Abbie Griffin, 2 Caoimhe Cosgrove, 3 Eva O'Reilly

U9 Boys 1 Rowan Fallon, 2 Fionnan Murphy, 3 Fiachra Curran

U10 Girls 1 Kate O'Gorman, 2 Mia Hanrahan, 3 Claire Feaheny

U10 Boys 1 Daithi Murphy, 2 Max O'Reilly, 3 Dylan Curtin

U11 Girls 1 Kate O'Gorman, 2 Mia Hanrahan, 3 Bereniece Cronin

U11 Boys 1 Daithi Murphy 2 Aaron Forde, 3 Eoin Curtin

U12 Girls 1 Sarah Taylor, 2 Silin Murphy, 3 Ella Lombard

U12 Boys 1 Seamus Cronin, 2 Eoin Curtin, 3 Adam O'Brien

U13 Girls 1 Ava Hanrahan, 2 Caoimhe Griffin, 3 Katie Turner

U13 Boys 1 Sean O'Shea, 2 Eoghan Forde, 3 Adam O'Brien

U14 Girls 1 Ava Hanrahan, 2 Caoimhe Griffin, 3 Katie Turner

U14 Boys 1 Sean O'Shea, 2, Eoghan Forde, 3 Jamie Lowe

U8 Relay 1 Dan Hanrahan, Darragh Hegarty, Aidan O'Donovan, Fionan Murphy, 2 Lucy Forde, Ellie-May Dorgan, Lauren Dorgan, Amelia Roche,

U10 Relay 1 Kate O'Gorman, Mia Hanrahan, Abbie Griffin, Evelyn O'Donovan, 2: Daithi Murphy, Max O=92Reilly, Dylan Curtin, Bill Palmer, 3 Sam O'Callaghan, Dylan O'Callaghan, Simon Heaney, Ollie O'Reilly

Gerard Owens Cup-1 Ella Lombard, 2 Seamus Cronin, 3 Niall Feaheny

Family Relay-1 Magner Family,2 Feaheny Family,3 Griffin Family

Daly Cup Relay-1 Killavullen NS : Ava Hanrahan, Caoimhe Griffin, Katie Turner, Silin Murphy

2 Ballygown NS Aideen Cagney, Ava Daly, Aisling Dennehy, Claire Feaheny

KCC Relay-1 Killavullen NS: Eoghan Forde, Jamie Lowe, Seamus Cronin, Tomas Fennell

2 Ballygown NS: James Linehan, Niall Feaheny, Adam Keating, Sean O Shea.

Sciath Na Scol

Last Wednesday Killavullen NS were the proud winners of the Sciath Na Scol Final in Carrigoon GAA Complex, Mallow. Congratulations to the boys involved and to their coaches.

Keep the flags flying

Keep the parish colours flying because on Thursday, June 20, we have the under-14 Division 2 hurling league final Killavullen V Ballygibblin in Araglen at 7.30 p.m. All support is welcome and appreciated. Hon the boys.


Killavullen Community Council lotto winners in the last two weeks have been Eily O'Connell at Griffin's Bar along with Connie Looney in the Haven Bar. Thank you to all who participate weekly to help us raise funds.

Ballygown NS

Best wishes to the children and staff of Ballygown NS as they end the current school year. Have an enjoyable break and well earned rest. To those who have finished their time in Primary Education congratulations on your graduation and every happiness to you all on the paths that lie ahead.

Nano Nagle Birthplace

Upcoming events at the Nano Nagle Birthplace: Celebrating the summer Solstice led by the Nano Nagle Solstice Team, Friday, June 21, 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. €8 incl. refreshments

Launch of the Nano Nagle Tercentenary Commemorative Quilt, Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. in the Conference Centre. All Welcome 'Celtic Christian Spirituality' led by Trinita Laffan pbvm, Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (registration 9.30 a.m.)

GAA Website goes live

The new Killavullen GAA website went live last week, and has been very well received, with its new graphics, and a wealth of club information on board.

GAA lotto

Numbers drawn were 2, 4 and 21. No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows. €50 Julie Dunne, Monageer - Boulavogue - Seller Haven Bar. €30 Mary Deeney - Seller Griffins Bar. €20 Seán Nagle - Seller John Angland. The next draw will be in Griffins Bar and will be for €1,800.


Lotto results

We had a winner again last week in our weekly Lotto where the Jackpot was €8,900 Numbers 1,17,19,27. The winner was Michael Nagle from Mallow and the seller was Jerry O'Donoghue Congratulations Micheal!

Clyda Rovers GAA

The very best of luck to Conor Corbett who is captaining the Cork Minor team versus Kerry in the munster final next saturday night in Pairc ui Chaoimh

Results: Senior Football League-Clyda Rovers 1-06 Carrigaline 1-05. Jun A Hurling league-Clyda Roves 0-16 Killshannig 0-18

Fixtures: Junior Hurling league v Glanworth in Mourneabbey, Thurs 20th June @ 8pm. Senior Football League v Mallow in Mourneabbey, Sun 23rd June @ 4pm. For patrons attending this game there will be a bucket collection in aid of the Kieran O'Conner fund on behalf of both teams

Clyda Juvenile Club

Clyda U6's played in a Monster hurling Blitz last Tuesday 11th June inMourneabbey. It was a glorious evening with the sun shining, over 200 childreninvolving over 12 clubs from North Cork. A great evening was had by all and a bigthanks to Rebel Og for organising such a huge event and all the club for having thepitches in immaculate condition.Our U10 team returned on Saturday for Day 2 of the Brian Cronin memorialtournament in Dromtarriffe GAA. It was a very busy morning for them competing inthe Cup competition taking part in three games. The completion was high over 150children and 3 divisions competing in this tournament.