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Around the districts: Boherbue, Freemount, Meelin, MourneAbbey, Western Duhallow


Amy Walsh, David Kenny and Rachel Breen from Boherbue Comprehensive School, Mallow at the final of the 2020 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition in Croke Park this week where they were pitching to become one of the finalists for next year’s Certified Irish Angus School’s Competition

Amy Walsh, David Kenny and Rachel Breen from Boherbue Comprehensive School, Mallow at the final of the 2020 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition in Croke Park this week where they were pitching to become one of the finalists for next year’s Certified Irish Angus School’s Competition

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Amy Walsh, David Kenny and Rachel Breen from Boherbue Comprehensive School, Mallow at the final of the 2020 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition in Croke Park this week where they were pitching to become one of the finalists for next year’s Certified Irish Angus School’s Competition

Boherbue: ST PATRICK'S DAY - Unfortunately the parade planned for St Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17, has been cancelled. Shamrock will be available as usual prior to the 11 a.m. Mass on St Patrick's Day.


The numbers were 2, 3, 17 and 31. Lucky dip €50 Noramarie and Lillian Breen, Gneeves. €20 each John Biggane, Gurteeragh; Michael Biggane, do; George Davies, Ballydesmond. Seller's prize Anthony Buckley.


Local handballers of various age groups were active at the weekend. On Friday in Mallow, Roger Casey and Enda Aherne were crowned over 40 Munster 40x20 champions and will shortly contest the all-Ireland semi-final.

The local alley was busy on Sunday with underage players from Galway, Mayo and Sligo playing the locals in the 40x20 all-Ireland semi-finals. Congratulations to Carmel Kelleher partnered by Leah O'Riordan, Ballydesmond, who advance in the girls' under-14 doubles. Likewise too, Tomas O'Connor partnered by Cian Dunning, Conna, who advanced to the final in the boys' under-14 doubles. And making it a hat-trick of victories were Evan Enright and Cathal Ducey, who won the under-17 doubles. They play the finals on Sunday week in Kingscourt, Co Cavan.

Also, best of luck to Shane Flynn partnered by John Hurley, Liscarroll, who contest the Munster Junior B final on this Friday.


Saturday last yet another successful day for the local Scor representatives at the county semi-finals of Scor na bPaisti in Ovens. See full report in sports pages of this newspaper.


Boherbue Traditional Yoga Centre will be closed from this Wednesday, March 11, to the 18th inclusive. Re-opens on Thursday, March 19. Contact Simon at 087 3379121.


Reserve Saturday, October 17, for a very special treat. Boherbue NS will host the Oskars at the Park Hotel in Charleville as a fundraiser for a much needed general purpose room.

On Thursday, March 26, an Information Evening takes place in the Pearse Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. So, if you would like to participate in a movie, then this is your chance - no experience necessary. Go along and check it out.


First: Marie Murphy and Betty Biggane; Sheila Fallen and Eileen Ankettell; Paddy Hartnett and Denis Hickey; Joan O'Callaghan and Lena Healy, Gertie Casey and Noreen O'Connell. Ladies: Nellie Mai Foley and Mary O'Keeffe, Maureen Vaughan and Eileen O'Sullivan. Gents: Matt O'Mahony and John O'Keeffe. Mixed: Pat Murphy and Mary O'Sullivan.



The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last The following is a list of the lucky winners. First prize went to :-Tim and Ted Murphy, Newmarket. The ladies prize was won by :Maureen Vaughan, and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk.Gents Prize was won by:-Dan Murphy, and Jerry O'Callaghan, Freemount. The mixed prize was won by:-Nellie Mai Foley, Glashakeenleen, and Daithí Burke, Meelin..The Table Prize was won by :-John and Joan Dillane, Milford..The following won Raffle Prizes:-1 Maureen Vaughan, Kanturk .2 Ben O'Sullivan, Freemount.3 John Twomey, Meelin4 Neilie O'Connor, Freemount.5 John O'Riordan, Glashakeenleen, 6 Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk.

The 45 drive continues every Sunday night at Make sure you don't miss it.


The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next March 16th. 2020 at 10.06pm.. On Monday night we have Paddy McAuliffe, Kilmallock, Dan Noonan, The Singing Postman and friends, back again.This is a programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next.


Music classes continue on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Singing classes on Wednesday night as usual.Entries for The Fleadh Cheoil must be handed into the office before this weekend.Don't miss the Late, Late Show on this Friday night as The Shandrum Céilí Band will be featured.


Freemount National School will host an enrolment evening for Parents of children starting school in September on Tuesday 30th March 2020 at 7.30pm


The Thursday Club activities have been cancelled until further notice,due to the spread of the corona virus.


Numbers drawn last weekend were:-1 13 29 30 There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky Dip winners :- 1 Eamon Morton, Knocknamuck, Freemount. 2 Donal O'Connor, C/O Claire O'Connor, Ballybahallow, Freemount 3 Nickola Walsh, Kilknockane,Freemount. 4 Mike O'Keeffe, Freemount. 5 Eamon Morton, Knocknamuck, Freemount. Jackpot this week-end will be €2,350.


Our annual Tractor Run will be held on Sunday the 5th April 2020 in Lismire GAA grounds. Registration between 11:30 and 12:15 and starting at 12:30. All money raised will be donated to the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance Service. All support would be greatly appreciated for such a great cause. Please spread the word!

The National Talent Competition was held last Sunday night in Castletownroche. There were a wide variety of categories to enter-ballad group, disco dancing, set dancing, solo instrumental, solo singing, novelty act or mastermind. Well done to all of our members who took to the stage. Congratulations to Meadbh Walsh who won the solo singing and to Jaya Collins and Nicholas O'Donoghue who won the comedy act. Best of luck in the Cork County round to be held in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to our Impromptu Debating team of Aoife O'Connor, Gearoid Murphy and Breda Strich who won the regional round recently. Best of luck to all in the next round of the competition.

Congratulations to our Senior debating team of Siobhan Ring, Lisa Ring, Breda Stritch and Noirin Stritch who progress to the All Ireland final of the competition! Best of luck to all involved! The competition will take place in the Celtic Ross hotel in Rosscarbery on this Saturday the 14th March. Please support our brilliant team!

Congratulations to Seamus Cusack and Catriona McSweeney on their recent engagement! Wishing you all the best in the future.

Freemount development committee held a tea party recently in Freemount hall. A great night had by all.

On the 21st March we will have a club night out and celebrate our Capers success with a night at the dogs in Curraheen Park. If you'd like to join us, please contact us. All welcome to attend.

Contact us on our Facebook page 'Freemount Macra' or on 087-0969654 for further details on any club activities or upcoming events. If you would be interested in joining our club, please don't hesitate to contact us! All are very welcome


Items for these notes should be with the correspondent each Monday night before 8pm E-Mail


Amateur Dramatics

Due to popular demand a re-run of the Variety Show will take place in Meelin hall on Sunday 22nd March @ 8pm. €10 entry at the door.

Spin and Win

Winners were, Charlie Duggan, €45. Sheila O Mahony, €30. John and Nellie Angland, €30. Next weeks jackpot is €3,100. Next weeks contestants are, Jackie and Layla O Sullivan, Alison and Aoife Curtin and Patrick and Ann Marie Curtin.

GAA action

Div 4 HL; Meelin lost their second outing of the year losing to Cloughduv on a scoreline of 0.14 to 1.19.

Talk On Drugs

An informative night on drugs will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre on Tuesday 24th March at 8.00pm. Featuring speakers from Cuan Mhuire, Addiction Treatment Services & Residential Rehabilitation, Bruree, a doctor and a member of An Garda. this is open to everyone and admission is free.



JUVENILE-Clyda U16 footballers began their league campaign in Division 1 last Saturday in Mourneabbey in very wet and blustery conditions. Fermoy were dominating for the first 15 minutes of the game. It took our lads a while to settle. On the 16th minute Cian Dennehy kicked a great free which had been won by Michael Murphy. On the kick out Darren Adams fielded the ball and ran straight at the Fermoy defence and buried it in the back of the net. Clyda were on top at this stage growing in confidence.

There was great work being done in the midfiled area with Kieran Buckley, Sean O Sullivan and Aidan Kelly driving the ball. Clyda got their second goal before half time from a great kick by Niall Burke. Half time score Clyda 2-3(9) Fermoy 1-2(5). Clyda battled hard for the second half to play into a strong breeze but they came up short on the day. Overall a great performance from our boys. Full time score Clyda 2-5(11) Fermoy 2-8(14)

Team: James Browne, Jacob Cahill, Darragh Walsh, Richard Murray, Conor Murphy, Kieran Buckley, Darren Adams, Michael Murphy, Aidan Kelly, Niall Burke, Cian Dennehy, Catha O Riordan, Sean O Sullivan, Aaron O Callaghan, Michael Walsh. Subs: Tommy Barrett, Denis O Mahony, Michael Corbett, Daithi O Brien, Liam Daly, Adam Scanlon, Cillian Church.

UNDER 21-Clyda had a great win in the U21 semi final last weekend where they beat Charlevile on a score line of 1-11 to 2-7. We were down 6 points with 10 minutes to go before man of the match Eoin Walsh slotted a penalty at full time and followed with a huge point in injury time. The final will be against Buttevant or Kildollery who play this week in the other semi final

Clyda played out an entertaining draw against a scoreline of Clyda 2-10 , Dromina 1-13 last Sunday. This was played in MourneAbbey in poor conditions. Our goals were scored by Conor Flanagan and Chris Buckley. Best wishes to Sean O'Connor who got injured in this game UPCOMING FIXTURES-Junior Football League versus Shanballymore in Mourneabbey Fri 13th March @8pm Senior Football League versus Ilen Rovers in Mourneabbey Sun 15th March @11:30am Minor Football League versus Duarigle Gaels in Mourneabbey Sun 15th March @ 3pm Minor Football League versus BK Plunketts in Boherbue Tue 17th March @3:30pm Please Support

LOTTO-Clyda Lotto 6 March Jackpot: €5,400 Winning numbers 2, 6, 23 ,24 No jackpot winner Lucky Dips €50: Mick & Willie, c/o The Hill €30: Terry Dempsey, Mallow €20: Tom Cashman, c/o The Hill €20: David Sheehan, Mallow €20: Mariza Looney, Island Thanks to all who support lotto.

Western Duhallow


On this Sunday night, March 15, the Church of the Sacred Heart in Kiskeam is the venue for the local Playground Development fundraising concert. It features the Shandrum Ceili Band, Anne Marie O'Riordan, Kiskeam Brass Band. It starts at 7 p.m.


The numbers were 17, 21, 29 and 30. Lucky dip €50 Anna Sheehan, Glounreagh. €20 each Margaret Breen and Anne O'Connor. Maureen McAuliffe, Ballydesmond and Maura Brennan, Ballydesmond. Seller's prize post office.


Two fundraisers in aid of the Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance at Rathcoole take place as follows: On this Sunday, March 15, at the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow from midday to 5 p.m. Admission €5. Children free. On Friday, March 20, its the River Island Hotel in Castleisland with dancing from 9 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. with music by the Mike Condon Band. Admission €10. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


The numbers were 8, 10, 20 and 28. Lucky dip €50 Denis O'Connell, Lisaneska; €20 each Guerins Shop, Ballydaly; Sheila Nagle, Knockane; Patrick Fleming, M Falvey, Liam O'Hier, Cullen, Seán Hickey, Eglanne.


First: Jackie Moynihan and Mary Anne Tarrant; Pat Fitzgerald and Maureen Vaughan. Ladies: Betty Biggane and Marie Murphy; Dora Stack and Maureen Murphy. Gents: Donal Desmond and Ned O'Mahony; Thomas O'Mahony and Marty Murphy, Tim Sheahan and Tim McAuliffe. Mixed: Tess Herlihy and John O'Riordan, Paddy Hartnett and Gertie Casey.