Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Buttevant, Liscarroll

Ellen and Donnacha Murphy, pupils at Cloghoula NS, Millstreet, took part in the Hurling Blitz for Marymount Hospice at Meelin GAA
Ellen and Donnacha Murphy, pupils at Cloghoula NS, Millstreet, took part in the Hurling Blitz for Marymount Hospice at Meelin GAA

Buttevant: Tractor Run - A fundraising "Tractor Run" was held on Sunday last, September 29th, the proceeds from which will be donated to "The Irish Motor Neurone Disease " which down through the years some people in the Buttevant area were unfortunate to have developed.

This is a most disabilitating disease for which at the moment there is no known cure with experiments constantly being carried out.

This event is dedicated to the memory of a local family member John Gayer formerly of Boherascrub Buttevant who was struck down by the disease recently. Registration took place at"The Crossroads Bar" on the Chuchtown/ Liscarroll road and a tremendous turnout of all types of tractors and machinery was evident. Refreshments were available at "The Crossroads" in conjunction with the "run". The amount of sponsorship and support was tremendous and attracted numerous onlookers along the way. No doubt the organisers of the event were overwhelmed and appreciative of the wonderful support and attendance.

Table Quiz

A FundRaising "Table Quiz" was held recently in the "Welcome Inn" Buttevant The quiz was promoted by "Hobart Enterprises Charity Trust". All proceeds from the quiz were donated to"Boucher House/Liv Lansera" who provide financial and medical help for the ill and infirm and in particular to sufferers of 'Motor Neurone Syndrome". There was "Live Musical " entertainment following the quiz. Your support is greatly acknowledged.


Buttevant Badminton Club has recommenced their weekly badminton sessions for the forthcoming "winter season". The weekly training and game sessions are held in the Buttevant G.A.A. Hall. The sessions this season will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8.30p.m. each night. Whilst the regular members will be in attendance the club is also welcoming new attendees who may be interested in becoming members. Why not give this activeand exciting game a try.

Papal Awards

Two Buttevant parishoners were presented with a Papal Award each for their longstanding service to the Buttevant conference of Saint Vincent de Paul of over twentyfive years. Joan O'Connell from Templemary and Francis O'Connell from Ardaprior were presented with the Benemerenti Medal by Bishop of Cloyne Bishop Crean at a special Mass in Lisgriffin Church on Friday September 13th. 2019 at 07.30p.m. There was a celebratory reception in Lisgriffin School following the Mass.

Motorcycle Run

The "Mick O'Regan Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run" was held on Saturday August 10th. 2019 and was well supported. 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 fundraiser with all proceeds going to the worthwhile organisation "PIETA HOUSE" which does outstanding work in the prevention of Selfharm and Suicide. Your support and generosity was greatly appreciated. The cheque from the proceeds and donations from this annual fundraising event was presented to a representative from "Pieta House" Pat Duffy at a reception in "Kit Roche's Bar" on last Saturday evening September 21st. 2019.

This years' "run" raised close on €35000 which is an outstanding amount of financial support for such a welldeserving cause. In total this annual event has raised close on €140000 since its' Inception. Well done and congratulations to all involved.


The local parish choir will continue rehearsals on the first Monday of each month commencing on Monday October 7th between 7.15p.m. and 8.00p.m. New members will be welcomed.

Parish Folk Group weekly lessons have resumed on Tuesday evenings at 07.00p.m. The annual Station Masses continue throughout the Parochial Districts during October 2019.

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 through the appropriate channels.

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 commutersand maybe possible and potential businesses and developers. The group recently orgnised a local competition during the months of July 2019 and August 2019inclusive. No doubt by now the judging has been completed and the results will be made known as soon as possible.

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 happenings you may perceiveor observe 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 of €7200 is now on offer by entering the draw. The amount 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 01.30p.m. All information can be had by contacting Theresa Hynes on 0872324143.

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 further 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/bibs 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 continues weekly in the local G.A.A. Hall. There are numerous monetary prizes to be won with a substantial monetary jackpot to be won which is now the substantial sum of € 5850 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 support is greatly appreciated.


Buttevant Heritage Group recently celebrated National Heritage Week which took place again this yearThe guided tours of local heritage and archaeological locations and buildings within the Buttevant area continue regularly. The local heritage walking tours continue as per usual each Saturday afternoon by appointment. Buttevant Heritage Group will towards the end of September 2019 hold an illustrated talk on the Ecology and Heritage of our area.

The talk will also discuss pollinated friendly plantings wildflower identification and the flora and fauna of our river bank. At the seminar there will also be tastings of wild foraged foods such as jams deserts sorbetsand sloe gin and blackberry wine. The appointed date is Friday October 11th. 2019 in the Muintir na Tire Hall of Buttevant Community Council. The presentation will commence at 8.30p.m. There is no admission fee and it is hoped for a good attendance.


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 Ms. Radcliffe who is a fully qualified instructor and teacher of the art can be contacted at the Muintir na Tire Hall during the weekly classes. 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 a reception in the River Lee Hotel, Cork, Aoife O'Sullivan was presented with the Cork City Sports Athletics Awards for the month of August 2019. This prestigious award is given to athletes whose performances at a certain discipline during the year. Aoife=92s discipline is the high jump at which she excelled in at County, Munster, All-Ireland and International level. She competed in approximately 16 competitions at which she medalled in each one. Her best jump during the year was at senior level at the Munster Championships, in Templemore on June 9. The height jumped on this occasion was 1.78m. Congratulations to her on achieving such a standard and receiving this award.

AVONDHU CROSS COUNTRY-The inaugural Avondhu Cross Country event was held at Knockardbane, Liscarroll on Sunday last and turned out to be a huge success. All track and field clubs in the Diviision were represented as followsL Fanahan McSweeney, Grange Fermoy, North Cork, Millstreet, Liscarroll, along with road clubs Churchtown Roadrunners, Mount Hillary and Mallow.

Liscarroll AC were represented by twenty two of our young athletes in u8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and senior.

Results: Girls u8, 1st Lexie King, Liscarroll; 2nd Cristine McElvaney, Grange Fermoy; 3rd Mairead O'Sullivan, North Cork.

Boys u8: 1st Mason Walsh, North Cork; 2nd Kyle Hunter, North Cork; 3rd Liam Bluett, North Cork.

Girls u10: 1st Emma Flynn, North Cork; 2nd Emiliy McElvaney, Grange Fermoy; 3rd Michaela Flynn, North Cork; 4th Clara Whelan, Liscarroll.

Boys u10: 1st Sean O'Riordan, Fanahan McSweeney; 2nd David Towey, Fanahan McSweeney; 3rd Oisin Philips, Liscarroll AC.

Girls u12: 1st Rachel Flynn, Grange Fermnoy; 2nd Caoilinn Ryan, North Cork; 3rd Emily Browne, North Cork.

Boys u12: 1st Sean O'Callaghan, North Cork. 2nd Tomas Kiely, North Cork; 3rd Ian Buckley, North Cork.

Girls u14: 1st Sinead Walsh, North Cork; 2nd Niamh Lavery, North Cork.

Boys u14: 1st Ronan B Hogan, North Cork; 2nd Johnny Murphy, Liscarroll.

Girls u16: 1st Aniela B Hogan, North Cork; 2nd Emer Lavery, North Cork; 3rd Camille Ni Shuilleabhain, North Cork.

Boys u16: 1st Robert Troy, Liscarroll; 2nd Bill Collins, Liscarroll; 3rd Rory Troy, Liscarroll; 4th Eoin Tynan, Liscarroll.

Junior/Senior/Masters: 1st Padraig Sheahan, Millstreet; 2nd Jason Thompson, Mount Hillary; 3rd Conor McElvaney, Grange Fermoy.

We as members of Liscarroll AC and Churchtown Roadrunners wish to thank all our members who helped out or participated in the races on the day. A special word of thanks must go to the O=92Brien family on whose lands the event was held. Thanks to everyone who supported the event.

TRAINING-Mondays: 7-8pm. Thursdays: Little Athletics 6.30-7.30pm. Fridays: 6.30-7.30pm.

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY-Next Sunday is another big day for Liscarroll AC with the Cork County Cross Country Championships taking place at the same venue as the Avondhu last Sunday.

The age groups for this event are even age, ie, u10 (born 2010-11), u12 (born 2008-09), u14 (born 2006-07), u16 (born 2004-05), u18 (born 2002-03), junior and novice. Hope to see you all there again.

TRAFFIC CAUTION-People living in the vicinity of Knockardbane are advised that there will be extra traffic coming into the Cross Country from early Sunday morning up to mid afternoon and we would like to keep the roadway from the junction to Castle Street to O'Connell Cross, free of parked cars and traffic not going to the Cross Country if possible. Thanks in advance to everyone living in the area.

CROSS COUNTRY DATES-Sunday 6th October; County Juvenile Even Age, Under 23 & Novice X- Country at Knockardbane, Liscarroll. Even Age Juveniles,U10,U12,U14,U16, U18,U23, Junior & Novice etc.

Sunday 13th October; County Juvenile Uneven Age (U9,U11,U13,U15,U17,u19), Senior, Cross- Country at West Muskerry

Sunday 20th October; MunsterJuvenile Evenage,U20,U 23 & Novice X- Country at Limerick Race Course

Sunday 27th October; County Juvenile B & Intermediate X-Country at Dromtariffe

Sunday 3rd November; County Masters & Novice B at St Nicholas

Sunday 10th November; Munster Juvenile Unevenage & Senior X-Country at Conna ,Cork

Sunday 17th November; Munster Masters & Juvenile Relays X-Country at Beaufort, Kerry

Sunday 1st December; Munster Juvenile B, & Intermediate X-Country at Two Mile Borris,Tipperary