Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Boherbue, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid and Western Duhallow

Joan Murphy from Rockchapel signing the Visitors Book in the presence of President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Joan’s ancestor Denny Mullane is featured in Sean Keating’s painting ‘The Men of the South’
Joan Murphy from Rockchapel signing the Visitors Book in the presence of President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Joan’s ancestor Denny Mullane is featured in Sean Keating’s painting ‘The Men of the South’

Boherbue - Bereavement: There was great sadness during the past week where the news spread of the passing of Michael Murphy, Ballintemple, Cork and formerly from Ruhillmore, Boherbue.

The Murphy family moved to Whitechurch in the early 70's but true to form remained loyal Boherbue men. Michael played in goals throughout his football career and though short in height he made up for it with his flexibility and cuteness.

As stated the Murphy family never lost touch with home (Boherbue) and in spring of'79 during the GAA field development they made contact offering their services for some project in relation to some.

Their kind of offer was quickly accepted and they were assigned to build the front entrance wall which they completed over four Sundays and it still stands in their memory.

They were busy men in their own life yet they travelled from cork at the weekend, their day of rest, to help out - Boherbue was in their blood.

The late Michael was laid to rest at St Michael's cemetery in Blackrock on Friday after a long illness bravely born. He was accompanied on his final journey from the church to the cemetery by the Boherbue GAA flag that rested lightly on his coffin. He was smiling.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Breda and family, brothers, extended relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.


At the weekend local juvenile handballers were in action. Cathal Ducey, Dan Sheehan and Evan Enright were part of the Cork under-16-17 team that travelled to Wexford where they won the all-Ireland 40x20 defeating Galway in the final.

Tomás O'Connor was a member of the cork under-12/13 side that lost out after a great contest. It was off to Kingscourt in Cavan for Carmel Kelleher, who was port of the Munster team that won the Inter Provincials Title. Congratulations to all involved.


The numbers were 12, 13, 25 and 28, Lucky Dip €50 Jimmy Shine, Gneeves, €20 Donal Barry, Lahern; Anette Browne, Newmarket, Fran, Tim, Boherbue. Seller's prize - Charles Ankettell.

Thank You

Danielle and Sandra Cashman wish to thank all those who supported their coffee morning on Saturday last in aid of Temple Street Hospital. €1,080 was raised

Clean Up

Boherbue Tidy Towns Committee are seeking your support on this Saturday, April 13, to help with the National Spring clean - litter pick day. The event is from 10 a.m. to midday and it will start at the square. This is the one day of the year when all residents are asked to give a helping hand to clear and pick up the rubbish throughout the village and surrounds.


First: Dan McLoughlin/Ellen Murphy; Frank O'Sullivan/Timmy Joe O'Sullivan, Ladies: Mary Moroney/Joan O'Callaghan. Mixed: Pat Murphy/Mary O'Sullivan. Gents: Donie O'Halloran/John O'Riordan; Paddy Hartnett/Denis Hickey, Mich Aherne/Martin Murphy.

Revision Course

A leaving Cert German revision course will take place at the Pearse Memorial Hall on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. €65 per student. Contact 087 9321612. Booking essential.

Cill na Martra

Cristín  and JJ in the news

On Tuesday, April 2, edition of the county, it contained full page features on two of our amazing young people. Pet Uí Chonaill filled a page with the exploits of JJ Cremin's in navigational circles on page 11. Then on page 13, Bernard O'Neill recounted Cristín Ní Dheasúna's recent success winning the elite senior boxing title for the third time. Cristín was out of action in 2018 due to injury but began 2019 with her recent amazing all-Ireland title. You are wished continued success in your respective sports.

Buaiteoirí Lip Sinc

Míle comhghairdeas do buaiteoirí an Lip Sinc, Aideen Uí Chéilleachair, Cúl Cam, Eibhlín Uí Longsigh, Doire Finín agus Máire Uí Chonaill, Cnoc Sathairn. Bhuaigh na cailíní tréis comórtas dian le líon mór vótaí agus rogha na moltóirí. Maith sibh a chailíní.

Penitential Service

The annual Easter Penitential Service will take place on Monday, April 15, in Séipéal Lachtaín Naofa at 8 p.m. An t-Athair Joe promises that it will be short and invites all to attend this annual event.

Nuacht lotto

Níor aimsigh uimhreacha 3, 5, 10 ná 11 aon buaiteoir don phota oll-mhór le €12,600 ann ar an Luan seo chaite in Ó Murchú's. €100: Cristín Ni Dhuntáin, Maigh Chromtha.Díoltóir: Joan Uí Dhuinnín, c/o Ó Murchú's. €50: Breda Uí Chárthaigh, Baile Mhic Íre. €20: Con O'Luasa, Doireach. €20: Danny Ó Corcra, c/o Eibhlín, Oifig a Phoist. €20: Caitríona Ni Chléirigh, Maigh Chromtha.


The death has taken place in North Carolina, USA of Kathleen O'Keeffe. Born Kathleen Murray in Gort an Éadan, she was the youngest of seven. She was predeceased by her six siblings, Nora, John, Patrick, Thomas, Diarmuid and Josie. Sympathy is extended to the O'Keeffe family. Suaimhneas síoraí duit, Kathleen.

Am Scéalaíochta

Beidh Seal Scéalaíochta do dhaoine óga fé 10 trí Ghaeilge sa Leabharlann, Baile Bhúirne ar an Satharn seo, 13ú Aibreán ó 10: 30 go 11: 30rn. Tá scéalta, cluichí agus dathú geallta agus ghlaoigh ar Fionn ag 45767 chun áirithint nó

Singing session

The next Singing Session will be on Sunday, April 21, in the Auld Triangle, Macroom around 9 p.m. All singers, reciters and good listeners most welcome.

Labhair Linn

Beidh Labhair Linn specialta ar an Aoine seo, 12ú Aibreán ag 11 a chlog, nuair a bheidh Seán Seosamh de Búrca ag scéalaíocht. Míle fáilte roimh gach éinne.

Chrism Mass

The annual Chrism Mass in St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh will be said on Wednesday, April 17, at 7.30 p.m. All parishioners from the diocese are welcome, especially readers, ministers and choirs.


Beidh Cill na Martra ag imirt Éire Ó gar an Domhnach seo, 14ú Aibreán i Maigh Chromtha ag 2in sa Chraobh Chomórtas Idirmheánach Chorcaí. Gach ádh oraibh lads.

Happy retirement

Pobal Chill na Martra wish Bishop Buckley a long, happy retirement. He will be missed greatly, especially by the patients in the city hospitals. He will be a hard act to follow. Bishop Buckley always had a soft spot for his neighbours in Cill na Martra since he played football with the local club. Saol fada agus sonas duit, Bishop John.

Sraith Mhúscraí

Beidh Foireann Béal Athan Ghaorthaidh ag teacht go Páirc Uí Chuana chun Cill na Martra a imirt ar an Mháirt, 16ú Aibreán. Cill na Martra abú.

Well done

Well done to the lone lady, who picked many bags of litter on the N22 from Macroom to Raleigh on Saturday afternoon. It is unbelievable the number of bags she filled. Take a bow.


Text alert

The A.G.M will take place in Clondrohid Community Hall on Monday Night April 15 at 8.30pm. The local Superintendent and local gardaí will attend to answer any queries you may have, as this is a very important part of country life nowadays your attendance is important. You can renew your membership of €10 on the night.

Easter art camp

Felicity Kelleher is holding an Easter Art Camp in Clondrohid Hall, She will be doing a variety of arts and crafts. There are two camps, one on Tuesday April 16 and Wednesday April 17 from 11am to 3pm, the second camp is on Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26,same time, available for ages 6 upwards, if you are interested in sending your child please contact Felicity on 087-6361893 for more details. Spaces are limited.


To celebrate the Bealtainne Festival the local Retired Active Group will hold a Scoraiocht in the Community Hall on Fri May 10 at 8pm. Mark it in your diary, all are welcome, refreshments will be served.

Easter Sunday

There will be a Dawn Mass at 6am in the Castle Grounds Macroom on Sunday April 21. Everyone welcome.

Mushera platform fundraiser

An Afternoon tea Dance will take place in the Marquee in Ballinagree village on Sunday April 28 from 3 to 5.30pm with Autumn Gold. Proceeds to playground.


Results for April 3. Jackpot of €3,200. €70 Sean and T Quinn Clondrohid €20 Mgt. O'Leary Kilbarry, Anne Carey Derrynasaggart, M. Scanlan Sullane Weirs.

Western Duhallow

Spring fair

This Sunday, April 14, is spring fair day at St Joseph's foundation in Charleville and it gets under way at 1.30 p.m.

This is a family day out with something of interest for all age groups including stalls, fun and frolics, games of all types an music.

It is a very worthy cause, these people do great work at St Joseph's and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cullen lotto

The numbers were 8, 24, 28 and 31, Lucky Dip: €50 John Duggan, Lisnaboy. €20 each, Richard Mannings, Clondrohid, Billy Hickey, Cullen; Kevin Murphy, Ballydesmond, Patsy Fitzgerald, Knockane, Aoife McSweeney, Lisnaboy. This Saturdays jackpot is €13,600

Knockagree ladies

Knockagree ladies' football remind everyone that there are still a few tickets left in the Euromillions syndicate - it is just €30 or the year and as the saying goes 'if you're not in - you can't win'. Contact any of the following Catherine Ring 083 3498778, Jack Reen 087 9718119, Lorna Cronin 086 1287412, Maria Doyle 087 3381839, and Sarah Dineen 086 8880373.

On the playing field they are also very busy with the under-14 girls enjoying a great day out at the Féile in Mallow on Sunday last.

The under-21 ladies recently scored a 4-17 to 4-7 win over St Colum's and now await their semi-final which is scheduled for Bank Holidays Monday, April 22. More details in next week's notes.

Kiskeam lotto

The numbers were 3, 19, 23 and 29, Lucky Dip: €50 Johnny Lane, Knocknenough, €20 each: Claire Fitzgerald, Martin O'Sullivan, Lisnaboy, Cullen; Dan Brosnan, Konckeenadillane. Seller's prize - post office


Kiskeam GAA Club congratulate Helena Cronin, Glounreagh, who won a €150 voucher for Cummins sports in the Cork GAA clubs draw for March.

Anyone wishing to join this draw €10 per month can do so at any stage - contact Donie Cronin 087 6773043 or any club officer.

Kiskeam Cards

First: Pat Fitzgerald/Donie O'Keeffe. Ladies: Maureen Murphy/Dora Stack; Maureen Vaughan/Mary O'Keeffe; Betty Biggane/Marie Murphy. Mixed: Mick O'Keeffe/Eileen Ankettell. Gents: Jack O'Keeffe/Bill Guiney; Pat K Murphy/Mick Aherne.