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Around the districts: Castlemagner, Kilcorney/Dromtariffe, Kilshannig and Mourneabbey

Cookery Demonstration: Castlemagner Sinsir Club are hosting their annual cookery demonstration in Castlemagner Community Centre on Wednesday 9th of December at 8pm. This demonstration will be given by renowned chef of Assolas Country House, Hazel Bourke. On arrival, guests will be treated to a reception of mulled wine and some artisan Christmas treats.

The event is the perfect crash course to fine tune your culinary skills for the coming festive season to impress all your friends and family. An exceptional demonstration of skill and fine dining is assured on the night with some exclusive secret tips and recipes to be divulged. Recipes will be distributed on the night.

Admission is €10 and tickets may be purchased at the door or from any member of the club. Everybody is welcome to attend. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Garda Text Alert

Castlemagner Parish Garda Text Alert has recently been set up in the parish. This is an important crime prevention support for everyone and will alert people by text of any criminal activity in the area. Garda text alert has a proven record in reducing crime.

Application forms are available from and can be handed in at Hannigans shop Castlemagner, Ashgrove Renewables or from Clare Murphy, Marian Donovan or Eileen Butler. Please contact the Gardaí if you notice any unusual activity.

Kilcorney/ Dromtariffe


A large attendance gathered in the club rooms last Friday evening where the reflection of a successful season for Dromtarriffe GAA took place.

Welcoming 5 trophies to the club during 2014 , In Hurling the Singleton Cups 2014/2015 and the Duhallow JBHC and in football the Group 2 Duhallow JBFC as well as after a 23 year lapse the Duhallow 21 football Championship. Secretary Noel O Sullivan presented a comprehensive review of the year to the meeting, as did Andrew Murphy with the treasurers report which saw finances favourable at the years end.

The PRO presented a run down report on the various teams, and also encouraged club supporters & members to access our social media and club website accounts for all club GAA news.

The Chairman welcomed the meeting presented his report then called upon Frank Barry to preside over the election of officers which returned the following:

President Vincent Collins. Chairman Ger Tancred. Vice Chairman Pat O Callaghan. Secretary Noel O Sullivan, Ass Secretary Andreas O SullIvan. Treasurer Andrew Murphy, Ass Treasurer Niall O Sullivan . PRO Sharon O Keeffe. Registrars John O Mahony & Michael John O Keeffe. Insurance Michael O Connell. Cultural & Language Dan Jo O Keeffe. Managers elected: Football-Junior A-Andreas O Sullivan. Junior B John O Keeffe-U21 Michael O Keeffe. Minor Gerry O Sullivan. Hurling Junior B & U 21 John Howard. Minor Michael O Keeffe. Full team managements will be ratified at the first club meeting in January.

Dromtarriffe Membership 2016 remains the same Players insurance Adult €30 Student €20. Membership Adults €20 Students €10. Please forward your 2016 subscriptions to either John O Mahony or Michael John O Keeffe.


Winning numbers were 10-11-12-32 and there was no winner of the jackpot of €7,600.00€50.00 went to Mary O Connor Keale and the seller was Mick O Connell who received €20.00.€20.00 went to each of the following: Florence O Mahony Derrinagree, Padraig Murphy C/o D Tarrant, Eileen Murphy C/o Sandpit, Willie Murphy Kilcorney, Noreen & Mick O Connell Derrinagree, Tim Curtin Clonbanin and John O Mahony Derrinagree.Next draw will be on 5/12/2015 at Mol Carthys Bridge for a jackpot of €7,700.00.


Denis Horgan Bowling Club-Winter Competitions-Ned Kelleher and Maurice Cashman had a bowl of odds to spare over Aaron Mackey and Danny Murphy. Ned Kelleher and Maurice Cashman and Timmy O Mahony beat Aaron Mackey and Danny Murphy and Donal Cashman in a last shot play off.


The Kilcorney National School Parents Association would like to thank all those who supported the recent Table Quiz in Moll Carthys Bridge Bar. Thanks to the Kilcorney Development association for organising the event on the night.


Kilcorney National School Christmas cards on sale after the 10.30am Mass on December 6th. Your support would be appreciated.


Kilcorney National School are collecting bags of clothes suitable for recycling. Please drop bags into the school at any time.


It's that time of year again when Millstreet St. Vincent De Paul seeks the generosity of the people to help them continue their work of helping the needy in our communities over the winter months and indeed, the coming year.

A collection will be taken up at each Mass in Dromagh, Derrinagree and Kilcorney on the weekend of December 12th and 13th.

In anticipation, the conference extends its gratitude and wishes all a happy, peaceful and contented Christmas.


Dromtariffe Active Club will hold their A.G.M. on Wednesday 2nd December in Derrinagree National School at 8.30pm. New members are welcome to come along on the night.


Ladies Football

Save the date for this year's Ladies Football Victory Social on Saturday January 9th in the Hibernian Hotel. A great night assured, with medal presentations (Under 12 upwards), meal and disco with DJ Rowan Meehan. Raffle prize donations welcome!

Tickets for the social are limited and on a first come first served basis. Tickets will be for sale on Monday 7th in Kilshannig Complex from 8-9pm. € 10 for juveniles and € 20 for adults. Email with any queries.

KILSHANNIG LADIES FIELD ADULT TEAMS FOR FIRST TIME: This year, U21 and Junior teams will be fielded for the first time by the Kilshannig Ladies Football Club. This is a fantastic opportunity for returning and continuing ladies footballers. Past members and new members welcome. Email with any queries.

Christmas Kids disco

Bweeng Community Centre are hosting a kids Christmas disco on Friday 18th of December from 7:00 until 8:30pm. €5 per child and entry includes a goody bag and refreshments.

Get fit and have fun

Bweeng Trailblazers continue their training on Monday and Wednesday nights at 7pm at the community centre. The club also welcomes new members to both their running and walking groups, so if you are interested in getting fit and also enjoy meeting people then come along to the training.

Last man standing

Bweeng Celtic are starting a "last man standing competition" on the weekend of December 12th. Cost of entry is €10. Please contact any member of the club committee for further details.

A Christmas Choral Night. Dromahane Community Park Group present A Christmas Choral Night in St. Peter's Church, Dromahane featuring Cór Magh Ealla. Tickets €10. Raffle afterwards in Hickeys Bar.

Glantane 5km family run

Glantane Community Council are staging their first 5km family run on Sunday 13th December.

In a novel break from the normal road race, children will also be involved. At 12.30pm, children (under 14) from all over North Cork are invited to Glantane Community Centre to participate in a 1 mile race. Though there will be prizes on offer for the first 2 junior males and females home, the race will cater for all. The rumour locally is that Santa may even turn up on the start line to lead the starters off the line.!

At 1pm the adults will line up for the 5km run/walk. Again, all are being catered for here with the runners being timed on a very flat and fast course. There will be prizes for the first 3 home in male and female categories and the fastest walker will also be rewarded.

Glantane Community Council Chairperson, Máire Murphy, feels that "it will be a great community event and there will be music at the start and finish area to add to the atmosphere. Any athlete or walker will get a warm welcome and we are going all out to ensure all participants enjoy the event." Registration on the morning in Glantane Community Centre (opposite Kilshannig GAA Complex).

Funds raised from this event will be going directly towards the completion of phase two of the footpath programme in Glantane village. This is the construction of a footpath connecting the national school to the village . This is a much needed piece of infrastructure that will provide connectivity to St Johns Church and all local amenities. It will also provide safety for all pedestrians .

1916 Commemoration

Lombardstown/Glantane Community Councils intend staging a joint commemoration of the Easter 1916 Rising ,locally, this coming Easter time. A number of suggestions have been put forward and we invite people to come forward with more before a final plan is put in place soon after Christmas.

Donie O Sullivan at 086/2579106 or will act as contact person for the time being but any member of both community councils may also be contacted. One suggestion made is to hold a display of local artefacts, medals, letters, photos, uniforms, etc on the day and families with any memorabilia are urged to let us know what they can bring along.

This is an opportunity to acknowledge the sacrifices made by local people who put their lives on the line for the freedom of our country and suffered death, torture, imprisonment, and living on the run to gain that freedom. We need only think of Cromwell, The Penal Laws, The Great Famine etc. to realise what life was like under British rule and, hence, the desire of our ancestors to break out from under that type of suppression. After numerous failed uprisings over several centuries the 1916 Rising was the catalyst that led to the War of Independence and eventual freedom.

Bagatelle play live: On Saturday 5th December, Bagatelle live will play at Kilshannig Community Centre followed by an 80's & 90's disco. Doors open 8:30pm. Admission is €20. Ticket inquiries to Nicholas on 087 9796011 or Ritchie on 087 6914306. Strictly over 18's only. Only a few tickets remaining


Laharn Heritage Centre is hosting a Christmas Food and Craft Fair on the 6th of December. This is an indoor event so come along and enjoy great food stalls with lots of tastings with great local crafts and jewellery. Order your Christmas gifts and cakes or simply browse among the locally produced craft. There is no entry fee for this event and it runs from 12pm -5pm. More information call Elmarie 083 4356166 or Helen 086 8612641.


Emma Jayne Young and Katie Sheehan are holding a race night in Gortroe Inn on Friday 11th of December at 9.30pm. All money raised will go towards The Hope Foundation. This will be a great night of entertainment so come along and support the girls who are travelling to Kolcutta (Calcutta) in March. For more information call Elmarie 083 435 6166 or Mary 087 9547606.


Ladies Football

Mourneabbey aim for top honours this weekend on Sunday 6th December when they take on Donaghmoyne of Monaghan in the All Ireland Senior Club Final. The match is being held in Parnell Park, Dublin at 2.45pm. All support is hugely welcomed as this team contest their second Senior All Ireland Final in a row.

TG4 will be showing deferred coverage of the game on Sunday for those who cannot make the game.

Bingo Night

Mourneabbey Ladies Football Club will hold a fundraising Bingo Night in Conways Bar, Burnfort on Friday 4th December at 9.30pm. Please support the club as they fundraise for the All Ireland Final. A great night is guaranteed with plenty spot prizes up for grabs on the night plus a jackpot of €100 kindly sponsored by Conways Bar. MC for the night will be local comedian Cornelius O'Sullivan.

Clyda Rovers GAA

LOTTO: Results 27th November: numbers drawn 13, 16, 19, 22. No Jackpot Won. Spot Prizes: €50-Darragh Cronin, Barrinclay €30-Eamon Doherty c/o Juvenile Club €20-Breda O'Riardon, Monee €20-Marie Flynn, Grenagh €20-Sile O'Callaghan, Knuttery. Next Week's Jackpot: €10,100 Draw takes place on Friday 4th December, The Hill Bar, Bottlehill. In addition the first draw for a Christmas Hamper will take place.

MEMBERSHIP: Fees for Clyda Rovers GAA for 2016 are now due, and are as follows. Players: Adult €80; Third Level Student/Unwaged €65; Second Level Student: €35. Non-players: Adult €40; OAP/Unwaged/Third Level Student €20; Second Level Student €15. Payment may be made to any committee member.

CLUB 70TH ANNIVERSARY: Thanks to all who attended our events to mark our 70th anniversary. An Article outlining the main event is carried in another part of the paper.

We would especially like to thank the pupils of both Burnfort and Analeeentha National School for the excellent projects they did. These projects will be available to see along with the club montage wall for the next two weeks in the community centre.

BEST OF LUCK: Best wishes to Mourneabbey Ladies Football Club and they attempt to win the All Ireland Senior Football title next Sunday in Parnell Park against Donaghmoyne

Community Council

Congratulations to Clyda Rovers GAA on the excellent event they ran last Sunday in celebrating 70 years. It was a great day and night for the community.

Next Sunday promises also to be a big day for us again, we wish Mourneabbey Ladies Football Club the very best as they attempt to win the All Ireland.

Senior Citizens Party.

The senior Citizens Party will take place on Sunday December 20th from 2 to 5pm. All are welcome to attend.

Playground Draw

Tickets are currently being distributed to all the community. Please support.

Heritage Association

Mourneabbey Heritage Association wish to express there appreciation to the Community Council and Clyda Rovers for the Commemorative Plague unveiled on Sunday to the memory of Paddy O Sullivan (the boxer) It was most fitting tribute to a man from the parish who achieved so much in a very short life in the boxing world.

We also congratulate Clyda Rovers on 70 years of sporting achievement and complement the club on their historical display of photographs and memorabilia which will be a available resource for many years to come.