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Congratulations to Michelle Bradley who was awarded a Quercus Scholarship from University College Cork; pictured with School Principal Vera Leader, Boherbue Comprehensive School.

Congratulations to Michelle Bradley who was awarded a Quercus Scholarship from University College Cork; pictured with School Principal Vera Leader, Boherbue Comprehensive School.

Niamh Sheehan from Whitechurch got her Covid-19 shot as the HSE applaud over 10,000 Cork children aged 5-11 years for coming forward for their Covid-19 Vaccine.

Niamh Sheehan from Whitechurch got her Covid-19 shot as the HSE applaud over 10,000 Cork children aged 5-11 years for coming forward for their Covid-19 Vaccine.

Aodhan Kidney aged 6 from Ballincollig got his Covid-19 vaccination in Cork.

Aodhan Kidney aged 6 from Ballincollig got his Covid-19 vaccination in Cork.

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Congratulations to Michelle Bradley who was awarded a Quercus Scholarship from University College Cork; pictured with School Principal Vera Leader, Boherbue Comprehensive School.

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BANTEER

Glen Theatre reopens fully after almost 2 years

With the lifting of Covid regulations the community/voluntary group that runs the Glen Theatre in Banteer are looking forward to opening fully again .The centre is a Community owned, Community developed and Community run Theatre. The facility has been developed over the past 30 years into a state of the art /culture venue, which caters for all activities in the community.

The venue is run on a totally voluntary basis by members and is non-profit making group with charitable status. Upcoming events are: Fri 11th March Isla Grant; During March- Banteer Drama Group present Many Young Men of Twenty -dates tbc; Sun 3rd April Declan Nearney; Sat 23rd April Eleanor Shanley

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Welcome back to all patrons . Booking 029 56239 087 7558752

Support the GAA club draw

Banteer Lyre GAA are now promoting rebels’ Bounty Draw initiative. This gives your local clubs a significant opportunity to raise funds at a time when traditionally fundraising has been impacted by restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tickets for the draw cost €100 each, and tickets will be sold directly by your club or online. There will be a draw every month with the two draws taking place on February 2022.In every draw, there are 30 cash prizes, ranging from €100 to €20,000.Bumper prizes have been added in April and August where the top prize will increase to €25,000. In December, a spectacular prize of €100,000 will be given away.Please contact any officer of Banteer Lyre GAA to join the draw in January

Smart Village Leader training

The Community council are seeking a volunteer to take part in training focusing on different aspects of community life e.g. environment, recreation, sport, childcare etc.

Banteer is one of 4 communities that has been chosen for the first course which will commence in Feb 2022. The modules are 1.5 hours each and will be rolled out two modules at a time so that’s 3 hours for 3 evenings. Final dates must be confirmed.

The LEADER Smart Village Training Course will be based on the following modules: Module 1: Smart Villages: Background & Ethos Module 2: Community and Project Profiling Module 3: Project Planning & Team Building Module 4: Collaboration & Conversations Module 5: Metrics, Reporting, Sustainability Module 6: Stakeholder Management, Funding & Communications Please contact Denis Withers 087 2820001 if you wish to put your name forward

GAA Club AGM

Banteer Lyre GAA Clubs AGM takes place on Sunday 6th of February in the Community Centre Banteer at 3pm. All members welcome.

Census seeking enumerators

Census Ireland is currently recruiting for Enumerators for Census 2022. Earn up to €3,200 for 10 weeks’ part-time work. Please see poster attached and visit their website for more details on the application process.

Poor mobile phone/mobile broadband coverage

Banteer Lyre and Districts Community Council welcome the recent decision of Cork County Council is to write to mobile phone suppliers and ComReg to see what can be done to address what was described at the January meeting as the “appalling” lack of coverage across the Duhallow region. With virtually no mobile phone coverage in places such as Lismire, Knocknagree, Cullen, Banteer and in parts of Kanturk this is a real problem for rural areas.

Locally, Banteer Lyre and Districts Community Council have been engaging with and working with Vodafone for a number of years to ensure coverage in the Banteer village and all surrounding areas outside the village is improved asap. In some areas in Banteer there are house owners who have no landline phone and the only option they have to get broadband is via a mobile phone. This has really affected people’s ability to work and operate from their home in Covid times and is seriously affecting local small businesses also. Planning has now been granted for the erection of a Vodafone tower above the Banteer Sportsfield area and hopefully work will commence very shortly on this site to build the structure and provide a better mobile service to all.

KILBRIN

Be Alert Messages

The annual fee of €10 (per person) for BeAlert is due, please drop money to Margaret O’Callaghan or Mick Duggan before the end of the month. In light of the tragedy in Tullamore, co Offaly,we will be purchasing ATTACK ALARMS (as mentioned by Patricia Messenger on C103 this am). Please indicate your interest and how many you require by text.

Rebels Bounty Draw

€500,000 in prizes and a chance to support your club. If you’re not in, you can’t win!Get 2 months free when you sign up for 12 months. Tickets also available by contacting Tom on 087-2392442. Tickets also available online on the County Board Website and an Early Bird offer of entry into a draw for All Ireland Hurling and Football tickets has been extended to Monday January 24th at 6pm

Bingo is back

Following the recent government announcement we are delighted to announce that Bingo will return Monday next January 31st. We would like to thank all of our Bingo players for their ongoing patience and really look forward to welcoming you all back.

Golf Classic

On 18th & 19th February a Golf Classic will be held in Kenmare Golf Club in aid of a school project in Gambia. John and Nicholas Corkery will travel with a group of 22 people from throughout Ireland to build this school.

The classic is a fundraiser to cover the cost of transporting a container of donated goods and building materials for the school. It is not very often we get a chance to participate in something that makes an actual difference to lives of people less fortunate.

Building a school in Gambia will change the lives and prospects for thousands of children and give them hope for a brighter future. There is no future without education, and as such, building a school is the best way to make a real difference.

If you are interested in supporting this great cause, and have a great days golf in the lovely Kenmare Golf Club, please contact Paddy Barry on 087 2789429, John Barry on 087 0512963, Eugene Power on 087 2273962 or Charlie Vaughan on 085 8766554. A team of 4 golfers is €200 and there will be great prizes on offer.

As a community we would like to wish John & Nicholas the very best of luck on their travels and with the work ahead. And we are certain that this project, just like the many other great projects they do, will be hugely successful.

School Walk

On Friday last Scoil Eoin Baiste had a visit from past pupil Norma Taylor who is one of the online leaders in this years Operation Transformation.

Norma gave a talk to the children in the schoolyard and then the convoy of children, teachers and a good number of parents, grandparents and friends made their way to the GAA pitch where several laps were completed. Some were walking, some were jogging, some were running some were pushing buggies. All were enjoying themselves and enjoying the fresh air.

It was great to see the whole school taking part, with every teacher and every student of the school out and having a good time. It was also great to see this number of people getting together to support Norma, while at the same time getting in exercise for themselves and getting to meet people that they may not have met in quite a while. The community in Kilbrin would like to wish Norma the very best of luck in her journey on Operation Transformation and thank her for involving the school.

Remote working/studying

Work on the village hub is now complete and we hope to have it up and running in the next week or two. The hub will have a remote working/studying office in the Community Centre with two work-spaces and a commercial printer. This will be of great benefit to the community. If you are interested in using the facility please contact Ben on 087 2801908 or Paulina on 086 4097267.

Contact

The community council can be contacted at kilbrincc@gmail.com for any queries. Also the PRO can be contacted directly at Bennymick1968@gmail.com or on 087 2801908 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 wider community.

KILCORNEY-DROMTARIFFE

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan bowling club Winter Competitions: Ned Kelleher 25 points. Maurice Cashman 32 points. Danny Murphy 25 points. Sam Ahern 20 points. Eugene O Sullivan 10 points. John Breen 22 points. Joanne Murphy 2 points. Kieran Duggan 1 point. Dean Sexton 9 points. Mikie Mcauliffe 3 points. Mikie Murphy 4 points. Scott McNulty 1 point. Keven Flynn 15 points. Denis O Sullivan 4 points.


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