Monday 19 March 2018

Around the districts: Castlemagner and area

Pa Morrissey from Cecilstown completes the Castlemagner Road Run
Pa Morrissey from Cecilstown completes the Castlemagner Road Run
Joan Hamilton of Slí Eile with her Patron film star Jeremy Irons pictured at the Sli Eile summer festival in Churchtown

Knock - The annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will take place on Sunday, September 10. This is a very special date at the shrine as grandparents day is celebrated. Dana Rosemary Scallon Brown will also attend and sing her famous hymn, 'Lady of Knock' in the Basilica which she composed herself.

Anyone wishing to travel on the day are asked to book early as some pilgrims were disappointed last year. The cost of the coach is €25 with a stop for breakfast on route and supper on the way home. The coach will leave Castlemagner Church car park at 7.45 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For details contact 086 8521808.


League Final

Kilbrin hurlers took on Dromtariffe on Friday night last in Lismire which ended in a draw. Kilbrin played very well in the first half while Dromtariffe gave the better display in the second half. The date for the replay will depend on other results in the Division.

Junior B Football

Our footballers take on Kiskeam in the JBC on this Friday night in Freemount at 7 p.m. Please support.


Our lotto draw took place on Monday night last for a jackpot of €3,600. Lucky numbers drawn were 23, 25, 28 and 34 there was no jackpot winner and lucky-dip winners were Anthony Buttimer Garran na Dara, Michael O'Sullivan Garran na Dara, Pat O'Neill Kilbrin. Geraldine Heffernan Ballybane and Liz Heffernan Ballybane. Next draw is for a jackpot of €3,700.

Recent weddings

Congratulations to Siobhán Heffernan, Kilbrin and Alex McCarthy, Feenagh, Co. Limerick, who were married in St John the Baptist church Kilbrin. Celebrants were Fr Micheál Leader, Fr Pat Bluett, Fr Michael Moynihan. Reception was at the Rose Hotel, Tralee. Siobhán is a daughter of Margaret and Donal.

Congratulations also to Michael Lenihan, Kilbrin and Sarah Daly, Duagh Co. Kerry, who were married in St Bridget's Church Duagh. Celebrant was Fr Jim Lenihan, a cousin of the Groom. Reception was at the Listowel Arms Hotel. Michael is a prominent member of Kilbrin Hurling Team. Michael is son of Carol and Tim.

We wish both couples every blessing for the future.

Contact details

The community council can be contacted at if you have any queries. Also the PRO can be contacted directly at if you have anything of interest for this column. We would be delighted to hear from you.

The tree of Hope

On September 1 there will be prayers at the tree of Hope in Kilbrin Cemetery for all those who have lost their lives through suicide and for those who suffer from mental illness. Time will be clarified later on.

Up Cork

We wish the best of luck to both minor and senior teams Hurling teams on Sunday next in Croke Park. Come on the Rebels.


Congrats Conor

Congratulations to our own Conor O'Callaghan, who was part of the Cork under-17 Hurling team which made history on Sunday by becoming the first ever winners in this grade.

Conor will again wear the Cork jersey on this Sunday when he will be part of the Cork Minor team who take on Dublin in the all-Ireland Minor semi-final in Croke Park. We wish Conor and the team the best of luck.

Juvenile GAA

Thank you to all who attended the Cúl Camps this year. A fabulous week was had by all 150 kids that attended. We would like to thank all the coaches and helpers for their work throughout the week and thanks to Aidan Walsh (Cork Senior Footballer) Evan Murphy (Cork Minor Footballer) Chloe Collins (Cork Ladies Minor Footballer) and Conor O'Callaghan (Cork Minor and under-17 Hurler) for their visit along side the Ice Cream Van on the Friday.

Croke Park

A bus to Croke Park to support Conor and the minors along with the Duhallow contingent in the Senior's has been organised. Hopefully this will be a fantastic day.

Best of luck

We wish Conor O'Callaghan the very best of luck in the all-Ireland Minor semi-final in Croke Park this weekend.


JOHN CUMMINS COMPETITION - Danny Murphy-8 points. Dean Sexton-3 points. Donal Cashman-9 points. Rose Twohig-1 point. Aaron Mackey-9-points. Paddy O'Keeffe-1 point. Eugene O'Sullivan-2 points. Dion Mackey-5 points. Jerry Cooney-1 point.

Jackie Daly and Liam Casey competitions-Ned Kelleher and Maurice Cashman and Donal Cashman had a last shot win over Danny Murphy and Aaron Mackey and Paddy O'Keeffe. Aaron Mackey and Maurice Cashman had a bowl of odds to spare over Ned Kelleher and Dion Mackey. Ned Kelleher recorded a bowl of odds win over Aaron Mackey. Danny murphy teamed up with Paddy O'Keeffe to grasp a last shot win over Donal Cashman and Dion Mackey.


Spin and Win Results

Kevin Murphy, Newmarket €35; Michelle Jones, Meelin €30; Martina Brosnan, Meelin €35. Spinners for this week: Patsy McLoughlin, Knocktoosh, Broadford; Ger McAuliffe, Meelin and Con Twomey, Millstreet. Jackpot €1,900

Hurling Skills Week

Hurling Skills Week commences on Monday next, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon to Friday. Please note Mon, Tue and Friday sessions will be held in Meelin GAA Pitch while Wed and Thursday sessions will be held in Freemount GAA Pitch. Please contact the underage coaches for more details.

GAA Grounds

The formal blessing of the newly erected Gymnasium, Meeting Room and Hurling Wall Alley will be performed by Fr Denis Stritch on Sunday, September 10, at midday in the GAA Grounds. This is an open invitation to all families in the parish along with all juveniles and their families from the St Peter's and St Mark's clubs. Refreshments will be provided along with fun games and bouncing castles for the children. More details to follow.

Bruach Na Carraige

The summer entertainment sessions continue each Tuesday night till the end of August - please come along and enjoy top class music, song and dance.


The Celtic Tenors

A fantastic night was had on Friday last in St James Church Mallow. Thank you to the Celtic Tenors for putting on a fabulous performance and thank you to all that came to the show. All funds raised goes to support our club and we are very grateful to those that attended. Already looking forward to next year.

Cork Minors

Congratulations to Cork Minors on their all-Ireland victory over Galway on Monday last in Tullamore. It was a comprehensive victory and a huge congratulations to Róisín Duffy on bringing home the all-Ireland medal to Mourneabbey.

Cork Seniors

Cork edged through against Monaghan in a tense TG4 all-Ireland ladies senior football championship qualifier in Tullamore. Mourneabbey ladies were well represented on the team and they all played a key part in getting Cork through to the next round.