Around the districts: Boherbue, Buttevant, Liscarroll, Western Duhallow
Boherbue: Christmas - Yes, Christmas is finally over and its back to normal for everyone with schools and businesses open and everyone going about their daily life, some happy to have had the break, others delighted that it has passed and gone for another year.
This year with the weather so mild adn the flu raging in various forms, the big item missing was the frost and snow. Firstly, the colourful and associated with Christmas and secondly, it would help kill the bugs that were raging on the mild climate. However, its said that with the global warming its probably the way its going to be in the future. What a pity, as snow and Christmas were such a lovely combination.
Boherbue looked colourful for the Festive season with the big tree and crib at the Square plus the street lights. Many thanks to all involved in making the village look so special and to the householders who provided the current for the lights and of course to those who helped in anyway with the installing.
Next for this committee is the St Patrick's Day parade and remember, its much closer than you think.
The numbers were 1, 12, 16 and 30. Lucky dip €50 Tadgh and Emma Walsh, Gneeves. €20 each Michael Guerin, Glenflesk; Michael Drew, Keelnahulla; Liam O'Keeffe, Ruhillbeg. Seller's prize Gertie Casey.
The date for the parish Confirmation which takes place in Boherbue is Tuesday, May 5, at 3.30 p.m.
Vandalism has become a regular happening in all our lives and areas these days. There are regular occurrences of varying forms not alone in larger towns and cities but in local villages and towns in all our lives. Buttevant has not escaped and public fixtures and buildings have become victims of untold and unnecessary vandalism.
These acts happen at various times of the day and night and show no respect for public or private property. Recently there was serious and financially damaging vandalism done to a motor racing facility in the Ballyhoura Forestry area where buildings machinery and racing vehicles were severely damaged and will cost thousands of Euros to replace.
We all need to be more vigilant and report any unusual sightings of wrong doing and report these actions to the relevant authority. Information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and the sender will not be named or identified.
Buttevant Community Council and its' members are to be commended for again erecting the Christmas Lights in the town. The lights make the town look bright colourful and welcoming as they add an extra illumination for the Christmas season.
The Commuity Council acknowledges the help and support it received from those residents who allowed the lights to be plugged into their personal supply. 'Go Mberimid Beo Ar An Am Seo Aris.'
Plans and rehearsals are in 'full swing' for the annual panto which is promoted by 'Buttevant panto Club' in association with the'Dorada School of Dance' Buttevant. This annual 'showcase' always enthralls audiences as the performances are always full of fun frolics and frivolity.
The title of this years' offering is 'Sleeping Not So Beauty' which will take to the stage on January -24th. and January -25th respectively.
Buttevant Community Council having resumed their monthly meetings are already to the forefront of activity for the good of the town and the local community. The Community Council is currently lobbying Councillors T.D's and authoritative organisations and groups with a view to improving the traffic situation at the Colaiste Mhuire entrance which is causing 'mayhem' with the 'willy-nilly' parking being practised by motorists parking at the entrance. This situation is an accident waiting to happen and no doubt will not be rectified until some serious accident occurs there.
Parents and guardians should realise the dangerous situation they are causing by obstructing passing traffic and also by parking in the industrial estate where businesses are working hard to make a living. Please be more considerate when and where you park when 'dropping off' your children attending the Colaiste. The Community Council is also liasioning with 'Bus Eireann' and Cork County Council with the possibility of erecting two bus shelters on the Main Street of Buttevant. Talks and consultations are on-going between the Community Council and Bus Eireann. Litter is still a problem in the town with no respect being shown with the depositing of litter in all areas.
The Community Council is contacting Cork County Council with the view of having at least a twice-weekly 'street-sweep' and general landscape improvement and also the possibility of having a 'litter warden' patrolling the town area and environs on certain days of the week. Some dog owners are still oblivious when it comes to cleaning-up when their canine and feline pets have deposited their 'pooh-droppings' on the footpaths and walkways within the town. It takes very little time to gather up the animal residue and take it home with you and your pets. Do take care and be aware of the dangers your pets' depositing can cause.
A new 'fitness and slimming' programme has commenced in Buttevant for all who may be interested. The classes will be held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant each Saturday commencing at -09.00a.m. All details can be had by contacting Paula before or after the weekly class/session.
The local parish choir will continue rehearsals on the first Monday of each month between -07.15p.m. and-8.00p.m. New members are always welcome. Parish Folk Group weekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at -07.00-p.m. Lisgriffin Folk Group has also resumed rehearsals and will continue weekly on Friday evenings in the Church, 6-7pm.
The club facilities are now available for Parties, Special Occasions and other celebratory occasions at very reasonable fees. All club facilities can be availed on for your special function. Further details can be had by contacting 086-1276374. The 'All-Weather-Pitch' is also available 'To-Hire' for interested groups and organisations. Please contact the clubhouse on -022-41025-for details.
The tidy towns meet on Thursday evenings at 07.00p.m. at Lombards' Castle.
Dorada Dance School
Dorada school of dance weekly classes are held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant on Saturdays commencing with Tiny Tots classes at -12-noon. Intermediate 12.30p.m. and the Advanced class at -01.30p.m. All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on -087-2324143-.
Buttevant Road Running Club
Buttevant road running club training sessions continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at -07.15p.m. Sunday morning runs meet each Sunday at the local Co-op. at-09.00am. Hi-Vis vests/bibs are compulsory. All participants must be over 18-years of age. The club can also be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com. New members are always welcome.
The weekly bingo session in Buttevant continues weekly in the local G.A.A. Hall. The current bingo jackpot has now reached the substantial sum of €-3200- and rising. There will also be an in-house lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50- draw for attendees. The games get under way at 08.30p.m.
Buttevant Saint Vincent de Paul association has a dedicated helpline for those in the community who may need assistance to provide for themselves or their families. Please contact -086-0209477 in strictest confidence.
SYMPATHY ... Is extended to those who have suffered a bereavement or personal loss recently. WELL WISHES ... Go to those who are ill at home or in hospital at this time.
The new year came in with a bang at Nenagh last Sunday. The bang being the sound of the starting pistol for the first Munster Indoor Track and Field Championships of 2020. There were three different categories of competition in action on the day, ie Juvenile Combined Events for athletes aged under-11 to under-16; Junior and under-23 championships which was attended by huge crowds including athletes and spectators.
Liscarroll was represented by four athletes on the day who acquitted themselves well with five gold, one silver and one bronze medal being won.
Vickie Cusack, under-23: competed in five events, winning gold in 60m, 200m, 28-lb throw, and shot put and a silver in the long jump.
Aoife O'Sullivan, junior, won gold in the high jump, finishing at a height of 1.7m.
Ciara Whelan, under-11: competed in her first combined event competition, comprising of 60m sprint, long jump, shot put and 800m to bring home the bronze medal.
Orlaith O'Sullivan, under-14: had a good day, but finished outside the medals having competed in the 60m hurdles, long jump, shot put and high jump.
Overall, this was a very encouraging start for the new year and hopefully it is a good omen for the remainder of the year.
Next event is Sunday, January 19, when the Munster Juvenile Relays take place at Nenagh along with the under-17, 18, 19 individual championship events.
SYMPATHY - The sympathy of the officers and members of Liscarroll AC is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sarah, Sister Pius Canty, Convent of Mercy, Charleville, and late of Liscarroll, who died recently. To her brother Donal and family, and sister Mary (winter) and family we extend sincerest sympathy. May she rest in peace.
TRAINING - Athletes under-nine (born 2012) up to under-12 (born 2009) on Mondays in Liscarroll at 7 p.m.
Athletes under-13 (born 2008) and older on Tuesdays in Charleville at 7 p.m. and on Fridays in Charleville at 6.30 p.m.
Little Athletes under-six (born 2015) up to under-eight (born 2013) Thursdays in Churchtown at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and commencing Thursday, January 16.
REGISTRATIONS 2020 - From January 1 last, all members must re register for 2020. This applies to anyone taking part in training or competing. Insurance is the problem and anyone turning up for training etc are doing so at their own risk. Please register now.
MUNSTER INDOORS 2020 AT NENAGH - Sunday, January 19; Munster Juvenile Relays and Some under-12 to 19 Field Events (Jumps and Throws)
Saturday, February 15; Munster under-nine to 11 Indoor Championships and Senior Women and Men Walks +
3k Championships - Sunday, February 16; Munster Senior and Masters Championships.
Saturday the 22nd/Sunday, February 23; Munster under-12 to 19 Indoor ChampionshipsAll-Ireland Indoors 2020 - Sat. February 29/Sun. March 1; Senior Indoors at AIT Athlone.
Sunday, March 8; Masters Indoors at AIT Athlone.
Saturday/Sunday March 28/29; Juvenile Indoors Day 1 and two at AIT Athlone.
Sunday, April 4; Juvenile Indoors Day three at AIT Athlone.
This weekend will see the Sing for Africa Fundraising Mass take place both in Kiskeam and Ballydesmond. Kiskeam on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. Ballydesmond on Sunday at 11 a.m. Fr Martin McCormack will celebrate the Mass with music and song from Sheila Fitzgerald and Mike Sheehan.
Fr Martin is looking forward to meeting you all once again and sincerely thanks all those who have supported his fundraisers over the year. Information from Sheila Fitzgerald at 087 9724878.
Set dancing classes will resume at the Old Schoolhouse in Foyle on this Thursday, January 9, at 8 p.m. Beginners welcome. Enquiries to 087 6800819.
GAA Club AGM
Cullen GAA Club AGM takes place on this Sunday, January 12, at 2 p.m. All members requested to attend.