Saturday 16 December 2017

Around the districts: Boherbue and beyond

Michael J. O'Regan representing Freemount GAA Club making a presentation to Fr. Padraigh Keogh to mark his retirement as PP of Milford Parish at a reception in Freemount
Michael J. O'Regan representing Freemount GAA Club making a presentation to Fr. Padraigh Keogh to mark his retirement as PP of Milford Parish at a reception in Freemount
Mary Coleman of Freemount Comhaltas making a presentation to Fr. Padraigh Keogh

Golf - Boherbue Golf Society played the Captain's (Dr David Heffernan) Prize recently in ideal weather conditions with the course perfect for a good contest.

Results: 1 - Frank Sheahan, Cork (41 points), 2 - Anne Sheahan, Cork (35 points), Best gross - Tadgh Leahy, Main Street, Boherbue, 3 - Tony Walsh, Belfast (35 points), 4 - Charlie Daly, Cork (34 points), 5 - Joe Heffernan, Keelnahulla (31 points).

1 (nine) - David Heffernan, 2 (nine) - Andy Daly, Mallow.

1 (visitors) - Batt Murphy, Monkstown (39 points), 2 (visitors) - Siobhan Maher, Cork (32 points), 3 (visitors) - Frankie Óg Sheahan, Cork (25 points)

On Saturday next, August 19, the Society will play the President's (Colin Heffernan) prize at Killarney Golf Club. Tee time 1-2pm

Contact club honorary secretary Joe Heffernan at 029-76132 for more details.

New members welcome to join the club.

Lotto results

The numbers drawn were 17, 20, 22, 31 and the lucky dip of €50 was won by Roisin, Una, and Colm O'Mahony, Knocknagree.

€20 each was won by Tadgh Breen, The Square; Tim Mulcahy, Lamanaugh; Neilus c/o Tim Fitzgerald.

Sellers prize - Rena Murphy.


1 - Eileen Ankettell / Sheila Fallon. Ladies - Nellie Mai Foley / Mary O'Keeffe. Gents - Frank O'Sullivan / Timmy Joe O'Sullivan; Michael O'Keeffe / Mick Buckley; Jackie Moynihan / Denny O'Mahony; Ned O'Mahony / Matt O'Mahony. Mixed - Tess Herlihy / Hugh Murphy


Boherbue Junior "A" footballers face a big task at Cullen this Friday night when they play Dromtariffe in the Duhallow Championship at 7.15pm.

Boher will be without the services of John Corkery, who is on the injured list and will be a huge loss.

Even though Boher have defeated this Dromtariffe side three times so far this season, they will have to be on their guard and play exceptionally well to win a place in this year's final.


One of Boherbue's well-known licensed premises, the Corner House, has reopened under the management of Darren McCormack and Ann Marie O'Donoghue, who resides at Ballyhoulihan.

It will be open daily from 10.30am and 12.30pm on Sundays. We wish them well in their new venture.


45 Drive

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners.

First Prize went to: 1. Neilie O'Connor, and Jim Murphy, Freemount; 2. Tim Curtin, Freemount and Con O'Neill. Newmarket; 3. Pat and Maureen O'Connor, Churchtown. Best ladies' team was Maureen Vaughan, and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk. Gents team prize was won by Michael O'Connor and Richard Kiely, Lismire, after a playoff. Mixed prize was won by Tim Broderick and Mary Noonan, Freemount. Raffle Prizes were won by Margaret O'Leary, Freemount; Richard Kiely, Lismire; Neilie O'Connor, Freemount; Maureen O'Connor, Churchtown; Jack Murphy, Freemount.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night, August 13, at 8.30 p.m. See you all thenand bring a friend. You can be on the road home at 10.30 p.m.

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next August 14 at 9.50 p.m. On Monday night we have a group from Inchigeelagh and roundabout back again. Don't miss this great programme on Monday night next at 9.50 p.m.

Freemount Church

Mass on Sunday Morning, August 13, at 10.30 a.m. Holy Hour on Monday at 7 p.m. Mass on Tuesday morning (Feast of the Assumption) at 10.30 a.m.

Mass and all devotions at St Michael's Church in Freemount are now available on the internet. The web address is This will be especially welcome for all people who are housebound or away from home. Please pass the word onto your friends.

St Michael's Room is now available to parents who would like to bring young children to Sunday Mass.


Comhaltas Weekly Seisiún commenced in the Heritage Centre, Freemount on Wednesday night, July 12, Our special guests on Wednesday night next August 16 is a group of seven male singers from Bruff in Co. Limerick called Wild Oats. Don't miss this very special group of singers next Wednesday night.

We also have a huge lineup of music song and dance and storytelling each night as usual. Admission €10 including the usual tea.We run each Wednesday night, at 8.30 p.m. till August 30 Please make a note of the date, tell all your friends and make sure you are there, especially on Wednesday night next.

The Thursday Club

The next outing of the Thursday Club will be held on this Thursday, August 10, The Outing will take in a visit to Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Listowel etc. The Bus will leave Freemount Community Centre at 9 a.m. Everybody welcome. To book your seat call Eileen at 086 3657599 or Mary at 087 6327965.

THE BIG KNIT - This is a reminder to all who were knitting bottle caps in aid of age action that the closing date for receipt of any caps knitted was July 31 Contact any member of the Thursday Club or ring Ellen at 022 28781 to make sure you have them collected this week.

Used postage stamps

If you have used stamps you can hand them into the Heritage Centre any morning.

History website

If you would like to keep up with the progress of our History website, please go to You might see your own photo. We would also like to hear from you.

Freemount GAA

The junior B hurlers and footballers have been active in the last couple of weeks. The junior B hurlers lost an exciting game to Banteer by a point and the footballers defeated Glenlara by three points and lost to Ballydesmond by a similar margin.

The GAA camp for 6-13 year olds takes place in Freemount and Meelin from August 14 to August 18.

LOTTO - There was no winner of lotto jackpot for last weekend. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 19 and 30. Lucky-dip winners were John and Eileen Casey, Johnsbridge, Freemount; Jim O'Regan, Glounicommane, Freemount; Aidan O'Flynn, Ballinla, Freemount; Eoghan O'Connell, Ballybahallow, Freemount; Ryan O'Callaghan, Knockanglass East, Freemount. This week's jackpot is €9,800.

Freemount GAA are once again asking for your support by joining the weekly lotto the jackpot presently stands at €9,800 the cost of running the club is €25,000 approx. and the weekly lotto is our main source of income the cost of an annual ticket is €90 Please contact any club member if you wish to join. Make sure you buy your tickets early and often.

Your news

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Western Duhallow


Couch to 5km returns to the Glencara GAA grounds field and track on Monday next, August 20. It will run three nights weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at 8pm each night. Beginners and advanced runners are welcome. Start easy and work your way up to 5km in this social and fun walk/jog.

Kiskeam Lotto

The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 20 and 27.

Lucky dip €50 - Frank O' Sullivan (Boherbue)

€20 each - Hannah Guiney (Knockenough), Maura O' Mahony (Knockavoreen) and Tom O' Sullivan (Islandbrack)

Sellers Prize - Patsy Breen


The Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Ray Browne, takes place from September 2 to September 7 from Kerry Airport. Seats are still available - contact Janice on 064 7758219.


Knockagree junior footballers defeated Cullen in the Duhallow Championship semi-final at Boherbue on Thursday evening last. See sports pages for full match report.

Kiskeam Cards

First: Ned O'Mahony/Hugh Murphy; Eileen Aketell/Sheila Fallon; Bernie Murphy/Jack O'Keeffe; Peg O'Keeffe/Dan McLoughlin; Donie O' Halloran/Patrick McAuliffee

Ladies: Bina and Eileen (Kanturk); Mary Anne Tarrant/Mary O' Keeffe

Mixed: John Joe O' Connor/Noreen Casey; Sheila Mulcahy/Jack Lane

Gents: Thomas O'Mahony/Marty Murphy

Spots: Maureen Murphy/Dora Stac; John Joe O' Connell/Julia Biggane

Cullen Lotto

The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 8, 18.

Lucky dip €50 - Kathleen Ryan (Martin's Bar)

€20 each - Clodagh Twomey (Knockdubh), Paddy O' Riordan (Killowens, Millstreet), Tim Moynihan (Knockanes), Liam O'Hickey (Cuileann Uí Caoimh) and Tim O' Leary (Knocknagree)

This Saturday's jackpot is €5,100 at Cois Airglinn.


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