Tuesday 20 March 2018

Around the districts: Banteer, Kilbrin and Kilshannig

Marguerite Hickey, Kayleigh Enright from Boherbue and Kayla Sheahan Murphy from Taur were at the Alex Kidd disco at Newmarket
Marguerite Hickey, Kayleigh Enright from Boherbue and Kayla Sheahan Murphy from Taur were at the Alex Kidd disco at Newmarket

Banteer/Lyre GAA: Castlemagner 1-06 Lyre 0-09 - On Sunday morning, Lyre played their second round of the 2017 Ducon Cup away to Castlemagner. Weather conditions were ideal, but the pitch was heavy.

The game started intensely and the pace reflected the fact that championship is just around the corner for both teams. Castle struck first blood with a goal but Lyre responded sharply with four unanswered points from Fergus Murphy, Barry Murphy and Timmie Murphy. Great ball handling and fielding through the centre of the field from Damien Kearney, Kevin Tarrant and James McAuliffe proved to be essential for Lyre to hold possession. The intensity continued with the teams exchanging scores till half time with the score at the break being 1-04 to six points in favour of castle.

Lyre came out in the second half and started sharply with Barry Murphy scoring the point of the game evading a number of tackles before striking the ball over from distance. Scores proved more difficult to come by in the second half. Castle equalized before Lyre took the lead with a clinical finish from Denis Roche with just moments left. Castle fielded the restart and managed to break through for a point with the last kick of the game to ensure that the spoils were shared.

Banteer/Lyre GAA registration: Adult €50 and juvenile €30. Contact no. John Lyons, 087 8518616.

Sportsfield draw

Banteer Community Sportsfield Ltd. kindly request that all community members continue to support the annual supporters/users fundraising draw costing €100 p.a. This can be paid in €25, €50 or €100 instalments in cash, cheque or by direct debit whichever suits. All contributors will be entered into a draw for cash prizes with a total prize fund of €4,000 per annum plus additional vouchers etc. First draw takes place in April 2017 after 11.30 a.m. Mass.


Banteer camogie club invite girls of all ages to join camogie club-all welcome-enquiries Donncha 086 2657662 or Michelle 087 9795543.

Sundays Well

Rosary will take place on Good Friday at Sundays Well at 5 p.m. Everyone welcome to attend. Also a huge thank you to Banteer Macra on their kind donation of €800 towards Sundays Well. It was very much appreciated and your generosity will not be forgotten.

Glen Theatre

Upcoming events: Saturday, April 22 - Don Stiff; Friday, May 5 - George Murphy; Saturday, May 20 - Elmarie O'Dwyer; Saturday, May 27 - Letters of a Successful TD; Sunday, June 4 - Seán Keane.

5k race

The Duhallow AC Spring/summer series of races kicks off with a 5k in Banteer on Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m. This race is a fundraiser for Banteer Community Childcare. Adults €10, Juveniles €5, Family €20; first, second and third prizes for Men and Women; Tea or coffee/Light Refreshments available after the race. Visit Duhallow AC Facebook page for updates.

Community Childcare

A Childcare Practitioner required to cover maternity leave. Candidates must be reliable, flexible, enthusiastic, dedicated and possess good communication skills. Must be available to work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Minimum of Fetac Level five with two years' experience. Apply with CV to the chairperson, Banteer Community Childcare, Clonmeen Road, Banteer, Co. Cork.


Banteer Bingo jackpot is now €3,800

Underage soccer camp

There is a Banteer underage soccer camp on 19th, July 20 and 21 - more details later

Banteer NS

The Far East magazine is available from the school. Subscription for the year is €10 (collect from school) or €15 (posted to your home). Enquiries to Bernie O'Connor.

Banteer Macra

Congratulations to club members who qualified in the Disco Dance and Novelty Act categories of NTC. They will compete in the national final in Mullingar on April 30.

Well done to club members who took part in Freemount Macra Tractor Run in aid of Pieta House last Sunday.

Banteer Macra are hosting a farm walk on Tuesday, April 18, at 7.15 p.m. on the farm of Margaret and Dermot Lehane, Dromcummer, Kanturk, Co.Cork. There will be a range of guest speakers on the night.

Litter pick

The Banteer Lyre Community Litter pick iss on Good Fri 10 a.m. - volunteers meet in square in Banteer and at Lyre Hall 10 a.m.


A Date For Your Diary

A night of glitz and glamour fashion show, on this Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. in the newly refurbished hall and social club Kilbrin. Local shops and models participating. Proceeds for Irish Kidney Foundation, and Charleville Suicide Awareness.

There is a champagne reception, prize for best dressed lady, sponsored by Lady Lydia, Kanturk, with lots of spot prizes and raffle. Local shops will parade the latest fashions with local models taking part. Tickets €10 available from: Mary 087 9733804 or Jennifer: 087 7510860. This will be a night to remember.


We require 8 to 10 people capable of driving a wheelbarrow on Wednesday evening next April 12, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. to spread chips on the old side of the graveyard. Contact John 087 2550340.


The rowing club have commenced training for the coming season if anybody has an interest in the sport they are more than welcome to come along. contact 087 2550340 for further information.

Interesting Facts

We are looking for people to share interesting facts about the parish of Kilbrin.We all know about Dr Croke, and the house where he was born, we all know that the house was recently refurbished. We know that people out there has more interesting facts, like the oldest headstone in the graveyard, the amount of bridges in the parish etc. If you have something to share, contact John 087 2550340.

GAA club notes

Lotto - Kilbrin GAA lotto was held last night for a jackpot of €2,600, lucky numbers drawn were 6, 31, 34 and 36. There was no jackpot winner, lucky-dip winners were Karen O'Reilly Kilbrin, John Joe O'Reilly Mahanagh, Vincent Leahy c/o Spar, Helen Corkery Knocknacolan and Mary Flaherty Kilbrin. Next jackpot is €2,700. Please support.

Fixtures - Last Sunday's game v Cullen was postponed due to unplayable pitches. On Saturday next our footballers play Lismire in the first round of the county junior b championship in Banteer at 5 p.m. Please support the lads. Wednesday, April 12, JAHL Kilbrin v Newmarket in Newmarket at 6.45, Sunday 16/04 JAHL Kilbrin v Castlemagner in Kilbrin at midday.

Fás worker

Kilbrin Community Council have a vacancy for a Fás worker under the Community Employment Scheme with immediate effect. If you are unemployed and are interested working within the community please contact any member of the Community Council or leave your name in the Social Club.


Best of luck to Kilbrin's Kyle Keohane, who has qualified for 52kg category in Munster Boxing championship finals on Sunday next in Limerick. Kyle is a member of the Duhallow Boxing Club. We wish Kyle and his family every success.

Bealtaine Celebrations

Kilbrin Community Council are organising events for Bealtaine. A great Joe Dolan Tribute night is on May 12 from 9.30 onwards. A Dawn Mass will be celelrated on May 27 at 6 a.m. in the graveyard. Also on May 27 there will be a Ceili in our newly refurbished hall. Young and old welcome to the ceiling.


Foróige is up and running. Another successful year to report with 20 plus members. Registration details for September to follow.

Dancing Classes

Irish dancing classes have commenced again on Thursday nights from 6.30 to 8.30. Contact Julie Nolan for full details on age, groups times etc.


Music this Saturday night is by the very popular Terminal 2. Great night assured. Come along for a great night of music and dance and craic.


Bweeng Celtic Underage

It was a historic weekend for Bweeng Celtic as our under-11s ha their first Cork Schoolboys League game. They were away to Riverstown A and drew 2-2. Well done, lads. The under-9s unfortunately had their league game called off due to pitch conditions. Hopefully there will be under-9 and under-11 games again this weekend. Keep an eye on Facebook for fixtures.

Bweeng Celtic training is outside at Bweeng Community Centre. €2 per training session. Times are as follows: under-sevens ('10 '11) 6-7 Friday evenings. Under-9s ('08 '09) 5-6 Friday evenings. under-11s and under-12s ('04 '05 '06 '07) 6-7 Friday evenings. Please email to confirm if you are not on a text list. New players (age 6-12) welcome from Bweeng, Dromahane, Glantane, Lombardstown and surrounding areas. Email or PM us on Facebook for more information. Come on and give your local soccer club a go.

Bweeng Celtic Underage is one of Tesco's choices for the Community Fund at present. You will get a blue token when you shop, please remember to put it in the slot for Bweeng Celtic in the entrance of Tesco. Tell your family and friends. Vote early vote often. €1,000 will be divided between three clubs based on how many tokens are given to each. Thank you for the support.

Soccer legends talk

Duhallow Reds have organised for Liverpool and Ireland superstars Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan to Speak in the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk on Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. The Champions league trophy will be in attendance on the night. All profits go to Marymount Hospice. Tickets (adults €20, under-16s and OAPs €15) available from

Ladies' Football

Our under-21s had a dramatic game of football in the County Championship this weekend, against Kanturk at home. After a fantastic game, Kilshannig emerged victorious. Thank you to the team members who made such efforts to be there, including Shauna and Emily, who flew in from Amsterdam after a cancelled flight and arrived to the pitch directly from the airport.

The under-8s and under-10s ('07-'10) have resumed training. New girls of all ages welcome to come along, email for details.

We are having our annual coffee morning and Clothes Collection this Saturday 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Clean clothes in any condition welcome (including curtains, towels, shoes. etc) as well as laptops and mobile phones. Queries to Neta at 086 0833574. A coffee morning will take place upstairs in the complex, home baking welcome and please call in for a cuppa.

Please support Kilshannig Ladies by filling in the form in the Lidl Leaflets and put Kilshannig Ladies on them. They can then be posted in the box near the exit of Lidl. Thank you for the support.

Kilshannig Ladies were delighted that our own Kate Linehan represented the club in the Kube this weekend, in aid of the very worthy cause of the Patrician Academy Rebuilding Project.

North Cork Ladies' Football hosted a FUNdamentals in Kilshannig this weekend. Thanks to Irene and Nora for their guidance and time. Well done to our own Susan Healy, Elmarie Young and Emma Jayne Young, who attended from Kilshannig, as well as delegates from the following clubs: Araglen Desmonds Bui, Banteer, St Mary's, Banteer, Knocknagree, Mallow and Bride Rovers.

Thank you to Tony Hickey of Hick-Sull, who has sponsored a magnificent set of jerseys for the Kilshannig Ladies Minors.

Registrations are now due for all players. Please ask any mentor for forms if you have not registered yet.

Good luck to the Cork Minors will play their first round of the championship v Waterford next Saturday, April 8, in Waterford. Venue and time tbc. And also good luck to Cork under-16s who will play Tipperary in the Munster Final on Easter Monday, April 17. Venue and time tbc.

Congratulations to our under-14 trainer Alan Gould, who married the beautiful Melissa Harvey this week.

Fixtures - Saturday, April 8, under-21 B Football Championship Quarter Final Kilshannig vs Clyda Rovers in Buttevant at 3.30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, Division 1 Football League Kilshannig vs Charleville in Glantane at midday.

Results - Division 1 Football League Killavullen 3-09 Kilshannig 1-10 Division 3 Football League Kilshannig 2-15 Doneraile 2-11 Minor P2A Football League Kilshannig 2-06 St Nick's 1-08.