Tuesday 20 February 2018

Around the districts: Boherbue and beyond

Laura Hickey and Leah Murphy, Gneeveguilla, were at the Barbecue hosted by Tureencahill Community Group
Laura Hickey and Leah Murphy, Gneeveguilla, were at the Barbecue hosted by Tureencahill Community Group

Ducon Cup - Congratulations to the Junior A squad who scored a one point win over Knocknagree on Saturday evening last to win the Ducon Cup for the fourth successive year. The final scoreline was 0-13 to 0-12.


The numbers were 12 18 21 27. Lucky dip €50 Helen McCarthy, Gneeves. €20 each Ellen Morrissey, Anne Casey, Banteer; Trevor O'Callaghan, Kiskeam. Seller's prize Tim Fitzgerald.


Boherbue Ladybirds, Brownies and Guides extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported their recent coffee morning. Special thanks to their sponsors IRD Duhallow, Super Valu, Anne's Kitchen and Tina Ankettell.

All money raised will go towards equipment, materials and running costs for the three units.


Congrats to Darragh Ducey, representing Cork, who recently won the u15 Munster one-wall title and now goes forward to the All Ireland semi final later this month. Best of luck.

Thank you

Eileen Murphy, Maule and Grace Collins, Derrinagree wish to thank everyone who kindly supported and helped to make their recent coffee morning a great success.

The girls fly out this weekend to Ghana in Africa to help children and work in a school for one week.

All monies collected go to the children and the school.

45 Drive

First: Mick Buckley and John O'Keeffe.

Ladies: Anne O'Brien and Kathleen Guiney, Marie Murphy and Betty Biggane.

Gents: Denis O'Mahony and Jackie Moynihan.

Mixed: Christy and Margaret Angland; Nora Breen and Mick Aherne.

Spots: Mary O'Keeffe, Nellie Mai Foley; Gertie Casey and Noreen O'Connell.

Mother Teresa

The relics of St Teresa of Calcutta will be present at the Cathedral in Killarney on this Saturday, July 8 after the 6.15pm Mass until 10pm, ending with night prayer. The relics will be present again on Sunday, July 9 from after the 12 noon Mass to 8pm.


Feis Liatirarain

Rinne baill Craobh Lachtaín Naofa scrios ag Feis Laitiarain i gCuilinn Uí Chaoimh le déanaí. Chuaigh trí clann, Muintear Uí LoIngsigh, Doire Finín, Muintear Uí Chonaill, Leac Fhinín agus Muintear Uí Shúilleabháin, Barr a tSean Chnoic agus is mó corn agus bonn a thug siad leo sna comórtaisí éagsúla. Bhí bua acu i gcomórtaisí comhrá, cheoil, filíocht agus rince sean nós. Bhuadar duaiseanna aonair cómh maith le duaiseanna beirte agus grúpaí.

Bhuaigh Banna Cheoil Lachtaín Naofa an chéad áit sa chomórtas fé 14. Toisc go bhuadar an chéad áit sa Comhrá Gaeilge, bronnadh corn ar Finín fé 10 agus ar Caitríona Ní Chonaill ós cionn 14.Míle comhghairdeas do Jack, Molly, Jerh agus Mattie Ó'Loingsigh, do Caitríona, Méabh agus Finín Ó'Conaill agus do Conor agus Seán Ó'Súilleabháin.

Summer music sessions

Members of Craobh Lachtaín Naofa along with neighbours Acadh Aidhneach branches of Comhaltas will resume their summer Music Sessions at the Castle Hotel Macroom on Tuesday, July 11, In former years, these sessions got many good reviews, so come along for some music and craic.

Ardmháistear ar Pinsean

Baineadh bob as gach éinne nuair a d'fhógair Ardmháirtear Choláiste Ghobnatan, Breandán O'Lionáird go raibh sé ag du lar pinsean go luath. Bhí sé mar príomh oide ar feadh 18 bliain agus is mó scoláire a chabhraigh sé leis thar na blianta. Guíonn Pobal Réidh na nDoirí agus Pobal Chill na Martra gach rath air agus ar a chlann as seo amach. Go méadaí Dia do stór.

Greyhound win

Charlesfield Tom won the 2017 Lee Strand race recently, giving his trainer, John Joe O'Riordan, Lios a Chraosaigh, yet another win. Míle comhghairdeas John Joe.

Sraith Peile Mhuscraí

Bhí Cill na Martra ró mhaith do Mhaigh Chromtha ar an Mháirt seo chaite, nuair a chríochnaigh an cluiche leis an scór 1-18 in aghaidh 1-5 sa Sraith Peile Mhuscraí, Roinn a Dó. Cill na Martra abú.


Sympathy is extended to Cristeoir, Louise, Cristina, Michael and Rachel Desmond, Cúil a Bhuacaigh, following the death of Maureen Desmond, Baile Mhúirne. Predeceased by her husband, Christy and by her daughter Mary, the late Maureen will be remembered as a very hard working lady and as a devoted mother and granny.

She was interred in Reilig Ghobnatan following Concelebrated Requiem Mass in Séipéal Baile Mhúirne. The main concelebrant, an tAthair O'Briain was assisted by an tAthair O'Loingsigh, an tAthair de Brún and Fr Wickham. Naomh Gobnait guidh uirthi.

Scoileanna ar Saoire

Chuaigh An Naoinra, Scoil Réidh na nDoirí agus Scoil Lachtaín Naofa ar saoire an tseachtain seo chaite, tréis bliain fada oibre. Bíodh saoire deas ag gach éinne, idir scoláirí agus an fhoireann teagaisc.

Storytelling workshop

A Storytelling Workshop will be held in conjunction with Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan at Cork City Library on Wednesday, July 19, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is a special welcome for young aspiring storytellers. Contact Dick Beamish at 087 7732387 for more details.

Ring of Kerry Cycle

Well done to all local cyclists, who took part in the Ring of Kerry cycle on Saturday last, July 1, It is quite an achievement, as this cycle is not for the faint hearted. Take a bow everyone.

Slide/Polka workshop

Local musician, Connie O'Connell will be giving a Slide and Polka Workshop during the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in the Cork School of music on Friday, July 21.


Irish Heart Foundation

On Monday, June 26, a presentation took place in the Tavern on behalf on the fundraiser which was held on June 4 in memory of the late Shane Murphy and all proceeds went to the Irish Heart Foundation. A cheque was presented on the night to the charity for an overwhelming amount of €8757.50 which was beyond all expectations.

A huge thank you goes to all the men that stepped up to be waxed shaved and dyed on the night Ann Marie and Deborah for their expertise the Tavern ticket sellers and all those who gave spot prizes and donations and last but not least the committee who organised it namely Ann O'Connell, Catherine Kelleher, Conor O'Leary, Teresa Twomey, Paddy Lynch, Marguerite Murphy, Neilus Murphy. A sincere thank you to all involved - well done.

Tidy towns

Judging for Tidy Towns should be happening at any time now. The village is looking well at the moment, the flowers and shrubs are very colourful. Well done to all those who are helping out. Keep up the good work of keeping the village neat and tidy and litter-free. Continue with the cleaning and painting. Children have a lot of free time now, put some of it to good use and be proud of your village.

GAA action

Well done to all the under-six players who travelled to Rusheen last Saturday morning. They played three games showing off their skills in the sunshine. Thanks to Aghinagh for the ice cream after the games. Clondrohid under-11s had a very successful outing vs Canovee away last weekend. A very positive performance and a great win.

Well done Clondrohid V Blarney in the JA FC. With conditions ideal for football last Saturday evening the game got off to a slow start and a low scoring first half, at the short whistle Clondrohid trailed by a point 0-4 to 0-5. On resumption of play Clondrohid upped their game and the scores came. Clondrohid finished well and ran out deserving winners on a final score of 1-13 to 0-8.


Results for June 28: €70 - David O'Mahony, Raleigh, Macroom; €20 - Eileen O'Shea, Snr., Derryleigh, Clondrohid; €20 - Catherine Cotter, Kilavoultra; €20 - John O'Keeffe, Douglas, Cork; €20 - Ted O'Driscoll, Bawnmore. Next Week's jackpot €2,200.


Family Festival

Final preparations are being made for the annual Coachford Family Festival. The organisers having moved the festival date from August to July are very happy with the way things are working out and are looking forward to huge crowds over the six days of the festival. Running from July 11 to July 16, the Coachford Family Festival promises something for everyone and has a packed programme of events.

'Our focus has always been on providing entertainment for the whole family and I believe we are doing that in spades again this year.' Said Evelyn Tarrant, festival secretary. 'We have extended the festival to six days this year and this has allowed us to include even more events. We have bingo, bowling, fancy dress parades, dog shows, and even Wife Carrying..

'The highlights of the festival will no doubt be the Lip Sync Battle on Saturday, July 15, and the Tractor Building competition on Sunday the 16th. There are a wide variety of acts scheduled to take to the stage to pay homage to their favourite acts as they lip sync to the best songs of the last few years.

'Tractor Building has been popular in Coachford for the last 10 years as the Broomhill boys became the best in the country at the sport. They have now been joined by two ladies' teams who are competing with and at times matching the boys in the very fast times they build a Ferguson Tractor from scratch. All three teams will be building at this year's festival.'

Other events at this year's festival include Model Toy Show, vintage display, Children's sports, Archery, Climbing Wall, High Nelly Bicycle Run, Five Mile Road Race and Fittest Family competition. There will also be trade stands, Auto Jumble and a Farmer's Market at the event. All the proceeds of the festival go to charity with Marymount Hospice, CUH Children's Unit and Pieta House being the main beneficiaries For more information contact 086 8329321.

Run for cash

The annual Coachford Five Mile Road Race takes place on Thursday, August 13, at 8 p.m. The race is very popular and excellently organised. Registration is from 6 p.m. with the race starting at 8 p.m. Chip timing, changing facilities and refreshments will all be provided.

There are loads of categories with cash prizes for the first three male and female runners home. There are also prizes for the first locals home, first juveniles home and even the first buggy across the line.

'This is a great race, most of the route is flat with just two climbs. It is a great event with more numbers coming each year to enjoy the atmosphere. We are catering for walkers as well with a four mile route. Everyone is welcome to come along for a race with that is well organised, AAI approved and cash prizes for the winners' said Nicola Doherty, race organiser.

100 years of Ford

A celebration of Ford cars, Jeeps and tractors will take place on July 16 at the Coachford Festival to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Henry Ford plant in Cork in 1917. All owners of pre 1997 ford vehicles are very welcome to come along to one of the biggest vintage shows in the county. A special area of the vintage display is being set aside especially for vehicles that were built at the Cork factory.

'We are all very excited about the show this year. We have in the past celebrated the anniversaries of the Massey and Zetor tractors and the Mark II escorts but this one is going to be huge. Ford is such an iconic brand in Ireland and of course Cork' said Peter Coughlan, event organiser.

'The fact that there are still so many of these wonderful vehicles that were built or assembled here in Cork still on the road is testament to the care their past and present owners have shown them over the years. Our Vintage show is one of the best in the country and has been growing at an unbelievable rate since we started hosting it in 2009. We are expecting a huge number of vehicles this year at the Broomhill Vintage club event.'

'The Wizard of Oz'

Coachford Players are looking to find the principal leads in their December production of 'The Wizard of Oz'. Auditions for Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man will take place on July 17 in Coachford.

'The Wizard is one of the great musicals of all time and we are very excited about being able to put this production on in Coachford in Mid December. We want to find the best cast that we can so we are putting a call out for aspiring Dorothy's, Lions, Wicked and Good witches, Tin Men and Scarecrows to come along to our auditions.' said producer, Karolyne Dineen. For further information ring 086 8678207.



The summer seisuin at Bruach na Carraige commenced on Tuesday of this week and will continue each Tuesday during July and August with the curtain up at 8.30pm.

The traditional music summer school directed by Nicholas McAuliffee takes place next week from Monday 10 to Friday 14 with classes from 10am to 2pm daily followed at 2.30pm by Sean Os dancing for beginners with the well known champion Maurice O'Keeffe in charge.

The music will focus on recently discovered manuscripts dating back to the 1700s, containing reels, jigs, hornpipes and elaborate slow airs.

Traditional solo step dancing will take centre stage from Monday 17 to Friday 21 with Maurice and Sarah O'Keeffe. Among the dances will be 'The Job of Journeywork' and the 'Three Sea Captains'.

The annual camp for children aged 6-16 years directed by Emer and Sinead Guiney will commence on Monday, July 24 to August 4 during which music, singing and ceili dancing will be taught plus lots of fun and games.

Enquiries on any of the above to 087 2205566.

Kiskeam Lotto

The numbers were 4 5 9 21. Lucky dip €50 Mary O'Keeffe, Glouneragh; €20 each Shannon and Maura Brosnan, Kiskeam; Nora McLoughlin, Knockerourke; Conor Cremin, Cloyne.

Seller's prize Christy O'Keeffe.

Ladies Football

Araglen Desmonds Bui lady footballers scored a six point win over Beara in Boherbue on Sunday evening last in the championship and what a pleasure it was to watch with excellent individual displays, great teamwork and some well taken scores - compared to what we had seen earlier in Killarney's Fitzgerald Stadium.

Kiskeam cards

First: Patrick Murphy and Mick Aherne. Ladies: Anne O'Brien and Kathleen Guiney. Mixed: Peg O'Keeffe and Danny McLoughlin.Gents: Jack McAuliffe and Bill Hickey; Marty Murphy and Peter Goggin. Spots: Tess Herlihy and Paddy Lane; Maureen Murphy and Dora Stack.


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