Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Buttevant, Liscarroll

Eileen Daly, Éilish Hourigan and Teresa O’Sullivan of Blackhut Crafts putting the finishing touches to the Scully’s Fest T Shirts
Eileen Daly, Éilish Hourigan and Teresa O’Sullivan of Blackhut Crafts putting the finishing touches to the Scully’s Fest T Shirts

Buttevant: Leaving Cert Results - As the 2019 Leaving Certificate students anxiously awaited their examination results the final outcome was delivered on Tuesday morning August 13th 2019 ridding anxious students of their anticipations.

Good results were obtained by all pupils and we're greeted with much contentment and delight. Here is hoping that you all received your required results and points required if you intend to continue onto third level education. Congratulations and well done to you all and may you develop and prosper in whatever career you choose in your future life.

Motorcycle Memorial Fundraiser

The "Mick O'Regan Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run" was held on Saturday August 10th and was well supported by all and sundry. This is the 07th. annual run and all bikers and forms of motorcycle machines attended and participated. The annual run was held as an annual fundraiserwith all proceeds going to the worthwhile organisation "PIETA HOUSE" which does outstanding work in the prevention of Selfharm and Suicide. Although there were som intermittent rain showers the sun did eventually make its' presence which added to this auspicious occasion. Your support and generosity was greatly appreciated.

FAMILY FUN DAY. Buttevant G.A.A. club has organised "A Family Fun Day" to take place in their grounds on September 1st. 2019 with fun and games for all the family relatives friends and neighbours. There is a wide and varied programme of events for all participants to enjoy with more news being published as the date approaches. This event is being held to raise muchneeded funds for Marymount Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland who do ontold good work for their relevant organisations and causes. Your support will be warmly received and appreciated.


Parish Folk Groupweekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 07.00p.m.

The Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima will take place from September 10th. to September 17th. 2019 inclusive. Flight is from Cork. to Lisbon With fullboard. Full cost is €819 with single supplement €30 per night. Insurance is also included in these costs. Contact 0163539300 or 02492270 or 087250918 as soon as possible.

Band Workshop

Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire Buttevant has begun an afterschool band workshop. The school is on the lookout for instruments to complement the few instruments it has got. Donations of instruments from persons who no longer use them will be greatly acknowledged. Contact can be made with the school when the Summer holidays have been completed.

Soccer Club

The club facilities are now a 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 0861276374

Tidy Towns

The tidy towns have arranged to meet on Thursday evenings at 07.00p.m. at Lombards' Castle. It is their aim to keep the town looking colourful and in clean condition to be admired by locals visitors and passing commuters.

The group is also organising a local competition during the months of July 2019 and August 2019 inclusive. There is an entry fee of €5 per category. Competition forms can be had locally or by contacting Jane Fitzgerald on 08668161041 at your earliest convenience.

Be vigilant

Following breakIns and robberies locally we would all do well to be on highalert and vigilant regarding our properties and neighbourhood. We should also be attentive to our elderly residents and living alone sick and infirm neighbours.

There is a CCTV system within the town but it does not cover all visible residential areas and is only accessible to some appointed persons. The majority of people also find that CCTV is an invasion of a persons private and personal persona. Crime is no longer committed during the hours of darkness and the majority of incidents happen during daylight hours.

We should be alert to and conscious of suspicious persons acting suspiciously and also be aware of unusual activities and suspicious vehicles operating in all areas.

Always report whatever persons or unusual you may perceive to the relevant authorities.


Buttevant Soccer Club promotes a weekly local lottery draw to help finance the clubs' expenses and activities. The winning or sharing of the substantial monetary jackpot rests on the choice of four lucky numbers to match the four lucky numbers drawn on draw night. The lottery jackpot of €20000 was won recently and a new jackpot is now in force and will continue to rise until won by some lucky entrant. The draw takes place weekly on Thursday night at an appointed local public venue. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Dorada Dance School

Dorada school of dance continues to be a major player in the entertainment scene of Buttevant with their weekly classes continuing to nurture dance drama and entertainment in general in all the pupils attending.

The weekly classes are held in the Muintir na Tire Hall Buttevant on Saturdays. Commencing with Tiny Tots classes at 12 noon. Intermediate classes will commence at 12.30p.m. and the Advanced class will begin at 1.30p.m.

All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on the usual number.

Road Running Club

Buttevant road running club continues to be very active in all forms of road runningand athletic meets throughout the local areas and first her afield. Training sessions continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 07.15p.m. Please check the clubs' Facebook for all details. Sunday morning runs meet each Sunday at the local Coop. HiVis vests/bins are compulsory. All participants must be over 18years of age. The club can also be contacted by email at New members are always welcome.


The weekly bingo session in Buttevant has resumedsince Monday night June the local G.A.A. Hall as the renovation work has now been completed since June 7.

There will be numerous monetary prizes to be won with a substantial monetary jackpot to be won whichi is now the substantial sum of € 5100 will continue to rise until won. There will also be an inhouse lottery and an extra sheet game. There is also a 50/50 draw for attendees.

The games get under at 8.30p.m. and as the jackpot rises so will the number of players attending. Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.


Buttevant Heritage Group is currently preparing an elaborate programme to celebrate National Heritage Week which takes place this year from Saturday August 17th. 2019 to Sunday August 25th. 2019 inclusive. The group are focusing this promotion on the theme of"Past Times Pasttimes" and how people entertained themselves in times of long ago. There will also be a guided tour of local heritage and archaeologal locations and buildings within the Buttevant area. The local heritage walking tours continue as per usual each Saturday afternoon.


Further to all the other activities available in the parish Buttevant has also a regular ballet class which is held weekly in the Muintir na Tire Hall. Membership is available to anyone who wishes to have their children learn the ballet form and the tutor of the art can be contacted at the Muintir na Tire Hall during the weekly classes.

SVP Helpline

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 0860209477 in strictest confidence.

Be alert

It is imperative to be ever vigilant particularly as society as we now know it continues to change daybyday and is ever challenging with the value on life people and property and personal possessions being devalued by some sectors of society. Do check and make sure your carsand outhouses are locked and secure before your retire for the night.


Sympathy is extended to those who have suffered a bereavement or personal loss recently.

Well wishes

Well wishes go to those who are ill at home or in hospital at this time.


Liscarroll AC

AT the All-Ireland Community Games at Limerick last Sunday, one of Liscarroll AC=92s youngest athletes Clara Whelan age 9 won the 200m sprint gold medal. She had to run the distance three times, a heat, semi final and the final. She was our only athlete at these games, wearing the Cork jersey. She can finally take a rest now, after a hectic year in athletics. This is a tremendous achievement for her, well done Clara.

ROAD RACES - The Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial road races were held last Friday and were an outstanding success. Ninety two runners went to the starting line of the 5k race with everyone completing the course in a good time, despite a head wind for the full course.

The 7 mile was different as the wind was behind the 98 runners for the first 3 to 4 miles, again everyone successfully completed the course. The list of prizewinners is as follows:

First four men in 7 mile: 1. Jeremiah Sheehan, Individual. 2. Karl Lenihan, West Limerick AC.

3. John O'Brien, St Finbarrs AC. 4. Abdu Oukoud, Individual.

First four women: 1. Sheila Buckley, Midleton AC. 2. Mary Buckley, Donoughmore AC. 3. Denise Quilter, Millstreet AC. 4. Mairead O'Keeffe, Kanturk Road Runners.

Men over 40: PJ Carey, Killmallock. Men over 45: Paudie Bermingham, Mallow AC. Men over 50: Seamus Madigan, Kanturk Road Runners. Men over 55: Stephen McAuliffe, Mount Hillary AC. Men over 60: Liam Lynch, Donoughmore AC. Men over 65: Neil Holland, Mallow AC. Men over 70: Paddy Gyves, Mallow AC.

Women over 40: Deirdre O'Leary, North Cork AC. Women over 45: Josephine Kelleher, Donoughmore AC. Women over 50: Liz Palmer, Mallow AC. Women over 55: Kathleen Kelleher, Mallow AC. Women over 60: Maureen Lynch, Donoughmore AC.

First three men 5k: 1. Cormac Downes, Dooneen AC. 2. David O'Connor, St Finbarrs AC. 3. Tim Long, An Riocht AC.

First three women 5k: 1. Annette O'Reilly, Kilfinnane AC. 2. Maire McKenna, Buttevant AC. 3. Pauline Sweetman, Churchtown Road Runners.

Boys Race: 1. Cian Mulcahy, West Limerick AC. 2. Conor Sheehan, West Limerick AC. 3. Adam McElligott, Mallow.

Girls Race: 1. Michaela Flynn, North Cork AC. 2. Saoirse Bluett, North Cork AC. 3. Emily Bartley, Liscarroll.

THANK YOU - Liscarroll Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who made the trip to Liscarroll and were either competitors or spectators. A very enjoyable evening was had by all. This was achieved mainly by the input of many people, those who stewarded the course, checkers, recorders, timekeepers, Eamonn Collins who organised parking, etc.

Liscarroll National School Principal, Mrs Eileen Barrett, Kellegher family for results, Mallow Civil Defence, Gardai, sponsors and this newspaper.

SYMPATHY - The sympathy of the officers, and members of Liscarroll AC is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Terry Cantillon, Bluepool, Kanturk and formerly of Liscarroll who died unexpectedly last week.

To his children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, many relatives and friends we extend our sincerest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

TRAINING - Training will resume on Monday night, August 26 at Liscarroll, 6.30 to 7.30pm.

CLUB EVENTS FOR 2019 - Fri 23rd August; Churchtown Road Runners 5 mile

CROSS COUNTRY - The First of the Cross Country Events will be on Sunday 29th September. This is a new Competition for Athletes in the North West Side of County Cork ( Avondhu Division) & is taking place on the Sunday before the County Cross Country in Churchtown.

Cork County Cross Country Dates; Sunday 6th October; County Juvenile Even Age, Under 23 & Novice X- Country at Churchtown.

Sunday 13th October; County Juvenile Uneven Age, Senior,& junior X- Country at West Muskerry.