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Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Castlemagner, Freemount, Meelin

Duhallow Vintage Club members and supporters enjoying the Murphy Family Memorial Run that took place recently.
Duhallow Vintage Club members and supporters enjoying the Murphy Family Memorial Run that took place recently.

Castlemagner: Tidy Town. Castlemagner Tidy Town volunteers will be out for a litter pick, weed picking and other gardening jobs every Tuesday night from 7.30pm. Meeting outside hall before jobs are delegated-so bring litter pickers and any gardening equipment you may have.

There will also be an end of season litter pick and general tidy of village and surrounding areas held on Saturday Sept 28th from 10am, meeting at the hall followed by refreshments in the hall.. many hands make light work so the more the merrier. Please support.

Sustainable fashion

Sewing classes will be held in Castlemagner hall for 5 weeks from Oct 3rd-for further information please email Magda on sustainablefashioncork@gmail.com.

Freemount

45 DRIVE

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners .First Prize went to:-Richard Kiely, and Michael O'Connor, Lismire. The Ladies prize was won by:- Margaret and Teresa O'Regan, Kilmeedy.. The Gents prize was won :-Dan Barry , Ashford and Mike Scanlan, Feohanagh. Mixed Team prize was won by:- 1 John and Joan Dillane, Milford. 2 Mary Noonan, and Tim Broderick, Fremount. The Table Prize was won by ;-Mai and Maura Burke, Broadford. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Tim Murphy, Newmarket. 2 Maura Burke, Broadford. 3 Dan Barry, Ashford. 4 Jim Murphy, Freemount 5 Mike Scanlan, Feohanagh. 6 Chris Wallace, Freemount.

The next 45 drive will be this Sunday night September 8th at 8.30pm sharp. See you all on Sunday night and bring a friend. You can be on the road home at 10.30pm.

AROUND THE FIRESIDE

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next September 9TH..2019 ,we have Phil Goodman and all her friends from Douglas ,back again for a great programme at 10.06pm.. This is another programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next.

ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH

Holy Hour on Monday night at 7pm. As Fr. Peter O'Farrell P.P.will be on holidays from Monday September 2nd. To September 20th ,there will be only one Sunday Mass in the parish as follows:- Sunday September 8th. In Milford only at 10am.Sunday September 15th.in Freemount only also at 10am. (Please note change of times ).Usual weekend Masses will resume on weekend September 22nd. The weekly Holy Hour will continue on Monday nights at 7pm. As usual.

Mass and all devotions at St. Michael's Church in Freemount are now available on the internet. The web address is http://www.myipstream.com/freemount.html. This will be especially welcome for all people who are housebound or away from home.Please pass the details onto your friends.

St. Michael's Room is now available to parents who would like to bring young children to Sunday Mass.This room is located behind The Altar

Free Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Apply now to Freemount Community Alert for your free Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Munitir na Tíre have been allocated funding to install this life saving equipment in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. Application forms available in front porch of Freemount Church, or contact 083/4589222/freemountca@gmail.com. Return completed forms to any member of Freemount Community Alert.

LOCAL LINK BUS SERVICE

If you would like to avail of the Local Link bus service from Freemount (and surrounding areas) to Kanturk each Friday please Tel: 025-51454. It is important to book.

Departs Johnsbridge at 10.40am; Freemount Creamery at 11.15am. Arrives Kanturk at 11.35am.Returning from Kanturk at 1.15pm. Drop off to Freemount Creamery 1.25pm; Johnsbridge at 1.35pm; Adults €6, Children €3. Free Travel Pass applies.

CULTURE NIGHT

Don't forget Culture night in The Heritage Centre on Friday night September 20th. At 8pm. Please make a note of the date.!!

F.A.S. VACANCIES

Two vacancies have arisen in the local CE.FAS Scheme. Anybody wishing to join this very active group of community workers should contact the local supervisor Ger. Farrissey at 087-6484941

I.R.D. Duhallow

Healthy Cooking Skills for Parents Training course funded through the Safefood Ireland Community Food Initiative 2019 2021. This course will focus on cooking on a budget, preparation of healthy meals considering time constraints, Healthy eating will be explored and a variety of recipes will be delivered. This will be an eight week course from 10a.m. to 12noon. and will commence on Wednesday the 25th of September in the James O' Keeffe Institute, Newmarket. For more information on this Free Course, please contact Mary on 029 60633.

IRD Duhallow is seeking to determine interest in running a QQI level 5 Care Skills Module. The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. This course is due to commence on Thursday the 26th of September, one night per week for ten weeks from 6.30p.m. to 9. 30p.m. If you are interested please contact Mary on 029 60633.

IRD Duhallow is seeking to determine interest in running a QQI level 5 Children with Additional Needs Module. This module is designed to enable the learner to develop skills, gain knowledge and attitudes necessary to work with children who have additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used as well as offering an overview of the legislation and policy development relating to children with additional needs in Ireland today. It is anticipated that this course will commence on Monday the 30th of September and will run for one night per week for ten weeks from 6.30p.m. to 9.30p.m. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Mary on 029 60633.

Thursday Club

The Thursday returns again on Thursday September 12th at Cois Abhann at 2pm. Light exercise at 1.30pm. Looking forward to seeing everybody.

LADIES GROUP

The Ladies Group will meet on Tuesday September 10th at Cois Abhann at 8.30 pm. Everybody welcome

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning and Cake Sale, in Aid of Marymount Hospice, at Cois Abhann on Thursday morning September 19th

MUSIC CLASSES

Music classes for all instruments and singing Classes ,will commence shortly . Registration for all classes will take place in The Heritage Centre on Saturday morning September 14th.at 10am. All intending pupils must register on that morning in The Heritage Centre as we cannot accept any late registrations due to extra numbers. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.

USED POSTAGE STAMPS

If you have used stamps you can hand them into The Heritage Centre any morning

HISTORY WEBSITE

If you would like to keep up with the progress of our history website,please log on to www.freemountvillage.com.You might see your own photo.

G.A.A. LOTTO

Results For W/E September 1st. The numbers drawn last week-end were:6-9-20-30 There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky dip winners:- 1.Sean O'Connor, Ballybahallow, Freemount. 2 David and Conor Curtin, Freemount 3-Anna O'Connor, Ballybahallow, Freemount. 4Conor Keane, Galway. 5 Sean O'Mullane, Ballybahallow, Fremount.. You are still in time to join the weekly lotto by paying €100 for an annual ticket Contact any club member. Jackpot this week-end €2,050

Hurling For Hospice

Parents of St Mark's ( Freemount, Meelin & Rockchapel) juvenile club in north Cork are hosting their annual charity hurling morning on Saturday September 7. It is being held in conjunction with Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice.

Last year's event raised €2,510 for what is the main annual national fundraiser for hospice care nationwide and they are hoping to raise as much if not more than that this year.

At least seven north Cork teams will take part in the event, which will be held at Meelin GAA grounds, from 9.45 am to 1.30pm. St Marks U6 to U12 will be up against some of North Corks finest clubs, and they include Newmarket, Kanturk, Croke Rovers, Milford, Granard Gaels and Millstreet.

All Proceeds from this year's event will be going to Marymount Hospice, Cork

It will start with an opening parade with the U6s and U8s accompanied by the Newmarket Pipe Band.

This will be followed at 10 am by an U6s and U8s hurling blitz.

U10s will play from 11.45 am and the U12s will play from 12.45.

All are welcome and food and refreshments will be provided.

MACRA

The regional round of Bowling will take place on Friday the 13th September in the Planet, Blackpool. If you would like to join us, please let us know. All welcome. On the 7th September, club members will be travelling to Lisdoonvarna for the night. All welcome to come along for a great night of dancing and music. Other upcoming regional competitions include -Beef and Sheep stock judging will take place on the 15th September. Also Question time will be taking place on the 20th September. Anyone who would like to take part in any of these competitions, please get in touch. 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!

NOTES

Items for these notes should be with the correspondent each Monday night before 8pm E-Mail osullivanpj38@gmail.com

Meelin

GAA action

IHC Championship Quarter Final: Our IHC Quarter Final vs Cloughduv is now fixed for Saturday September 14th at 3 pm. Please come and support the boys on the next step in the journey.

JBHC Semi Final: The JBHC semi final vs Dromtarriffe will proceed the Duhallow final on Sunday September 8th at 1 pm. Please support the lads. The Duhallow final Newmarket vs Kilbrin follows at 3 pm. A good days hurling is ensured.

Juvenile Activities: Well done to our u16's who had a superb victory by 10 points over Newmarket on Friday last.

Minors play Croke Rovers in Meelin tonight Thursday at 6.45 pm with 2 games left. win could place us in the final. Our u12's also play Buttevant tonight in Freemount. Best of luck to all involved and keep up the good work.

Cork Minor Win: Well done to Cork minors on their great win on Sunday last. Well done to the local Duhallow representatives on their All- Ireland medals.

Hurling for Hospice

Parents Of St Mark's juvenile club in north Cork are hosting their annual charity hurling morning on September 7. It is being held in conjunction with Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice. Last year's event raised €2,510 for what is the main annual national fundraiser for hospice care nationwide and they are hoping to raise as much if not more than that this year.

At least seven north Cork teams will take part in the event, which will be held at Meelin GAA grounds from 9.45 am to 1.30 pm. St Marks U6 to U12 will be up against some of North Corks finest clubs, and they include Newmarket, Kanturk, Croke Rovers, Milford, Granard Gaels and Milstreet. All Proceeds from this year's event will be going to Marymount Hospice, Cork

It will start with an opening parade with the U6s and U8s accompanied by the Newmarket Pipe Band. This will be followed at 10 am by an U 6s and U8s hurling blitz. U10s will play from 11.45 am and the U 12s will play from 12.45. All are welcome and food and refreshments will be provided.

Spin and Win

This weeks winners were: Jer McCauliffe, Meelin, €2200. (Jackpot) Well done Jer! Joan O'Keeffe, Newmarket, €30 Mary Anne Curtin, Rowels, Meelin, €45 Next weeks contestants are: Aisling Murphy, Meelin. Megan O'Mahony, Rockchapel. Christy Stack, Cobh. Next weeks jackpot is €600. The winner of the confined members lotto €100 was John and Declan O' Riordan, Meelin.

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