Sunday 25 August 2019

Around the districts: Castlemagner, Killavullen, Meelin, Mourneabbey

Niall O Leary, Cork Senior hurler with coaches and some participants at the Cúl Camp in Killavullen, last week
Niall O Leary, Cork Senior hurler with coaches and some participants at the Cúl Camp in Killavullen, last week

Castlemagner: 5k/10k Walks - Castle Striders, Castlemagner walking club, in association with the Cork Sports Partnership, will be holding a walk, 5 or 10km, in Doneraile park on Sunday July 14th at 11am.

Meeting on the grass by the notice board opposite the playground. Bring a picnic and rug for afterwards. Please drag along everyone you know.. See you all there. This event is free of charge. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Lisa on 0861237421. Castlemagner Community Development Association/CCDA and tidy towns would like to notify the parish and invite you all to take part in their evening clean ups.

They will take place every second Tuesday evening at 8pm - July 16th and 30th. Meet up outside the hall for details. Activities include litter pick, weeding, planting, tidying, painting etc - keep an ear to the ground or an eye on Facebook or posters in Castlemagner village for further information. All welcome.


Conor Harnett treatment fund

Killura Gun Club will host a table quiz in Magner's Bar Killavullen on July 29 at 9 p.m. with music afterwards by Ian O'Gorman. A table of four is €40. First prize is €150, second prize €100 and third prize €50. Please support.


The Killavullen Community Council lotto winners for the last few weeks have been Saturday, July 6, Lottie O'Gorman and Saturday, June 29, Lisa Thornhill in Griffin's Bar. The lucky winners from the Haven Bar were Kevn Regan on Wednesday, July 3, and Catherine Canavan on June 26 COngratulations ot you all and thank you for your ongoing support.

Tractor Run

The annual but final Haulie Murphy Memorial Tractor Run is taking place on August 25. This final year is a very special one as it's Haulie's 21st birthday. As this is the final one and a very special occasion this year we would like a phenomenal turn out to honour Haulie. So please please start spreading the word and get the word out there and save the date to support this fabulous day.

Killavullen GAA

Killavullen advanced to the second round of this year's under-21 Hurling championship, B Grade at the expense of Buttevant last night on a final score of 3-17 to 0-06 but the game was tighter than that margin suggests, just that Killavullen were more clinical in the forward divisions, while our new look back line was really impressive, with Michael Fresh and Fionn Magner excelling in unorthodox positions.

The Killavullen Minor hurlers got their championship up and running with a hard earned win over St Kevin's last Thursday evening in Milford. Killavullen 0-20 St Kevin's 1-11

A point separated the sides in a hard fought ding dong battle in balmy Ballyhea as our under-14s got the championship season off to a winning start. By the skin of our teeth and just about deserved we look forward to round two next week in Killavullen vs Buttevant July 10, come out and shout them on.

Special mention to Charlie Cremin, who was a rock in goals as always, even though he played with a broken toe. Speedy recovery to Rory Regan and Eoin Forde, both out injured, but who helped from the side-line.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES - Adult: Due to the involvement of Cork teams in Croke park next weekend, all fixtures for then, must be ratified at a board meeting on Tuesday night next.

Juvenile: Rebel Óg North under-18 Hurling Championship - Killavullen V Keale Gaels, in Killavullen on Thursday, July 11, at 7.30 p.m.

Rebel Óg North under-12 Hurling - Phase two - Killavullen V Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels in Killavullen on Saturday, July 13, at midday.

Rebel Óg North under-16 Division 1 Football League Final - Killavullen V Mallow, in Castletownroche on Monday, July 15, at 7.30 p.m.

LOTTO - Numbers drawn were 13, 30 and 34. No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows: €50 Jimmy Bohan - Seller Mary Mellerick. €30 John Angland - Seller Himself. €20 Brian Magner - Seller Brian Mellerick. The next draw will be in Griffins Bar and will be for €2,100

CÚL CAMP - A record number of 185 children took part this year in the Cúl Camp that took place in excellent weather last week in Killavullen GAA Field. The camp, organised by Máire O'Connor was superbly led and to cater and keep interested that number of kids is really spectacular, and a testament to Máire's organisation skill, and that of the crew that she has assembled around her.We thought that last year's figure of 167 kids could not be beaten, but we fairly blew that number out of the water.

Máire was modest in accepting any accolades but instead deflected the attention to others, like Liam Vaughan, Rose Maria Taylor and an army of Killavullen under-16 and minor boys and girls were are the real stars of the show, as coaches and helpers. It is these people who orchestrate all of the drills and see that they are executed properly, yet maintaining a fun atmosphere.

A special thanks to all our children who were great and we hope you enjoyed your week in camp, also a big thanks to all the moms and dads that helped us out over the week. Also a special thanks to our Cork player Niall O'Leary, who called to us on Thursday, spoke with all our groups and signed jerseys and helmets. Congratulations and well done to Ava Hanrahan and Charlie Cremin on winning the skills competition.


Spin and Win

Last weeks contestants were: Sinead,Grainne and Aoife O'Sullivan, Meelin, €50. Michelle Collins, Meelin, €45. Dick Morrissey, Dromina, €55. Next weeks contestants for Friday July 12th are: Patrick G O'Sullivan, Rowels Allen. Jim Galvin, Feenagh. Jer O'Halloran, Boherbue. The confined members lotto winner of €100 was No. 45 Brendan O'Sullivan. Next weeks jackpot is €1500.

Meelin GAA

IHC Championship update: Round 3 of the Intermediate Hurling Championship vs Ballymartle will take place on Sunday August 11th at 3pm in Grenagh.

Juvenile activities: Huge well done to out u16 hurlers who won the League final last Monday night over Kildorrery. St. Marks won on a scoreline of 3.7 to 0.10 points. Well done to all those involved. Other excellent wins were our u14's beat Liscarroll/Chruchtown and our minors beat Banteer in the minor hurling championship. Well done to all! Some fixtures for the coming week are as follows: Tonight Thursday 11th u18 hurling vs Grenagh in Meelin @7.30pm Tomorrow Friday 12th u12 football vs Clyda in Mournabbey @7.30pm.

Meelin Community Hall

The Joe Weathers Memorial Vintage Tractor & Vintage Car run is in Meelin on 21st July starting at 12noon. Registration from 11am in Meelin Hall. Fee €20. Proceeds to upkeep of Meelin Hall. Refreshments afterwards in Hall. Please support. All welcome.

I.R.D. News

Holy Wells Tour of Duhallow-Jack Roche will lead a Holy Wells Tour covering part of Duhallow celebrating both our current and historic Christian practices and linkages to pre-Christian traditions. The tour will depart from the James O' Keeffe Institute, Newmarket 1.30p.m. on Saturday 13th July and it will take approx. 6 hours. Booking is essential, please contact Mary on 029 60633.

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 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.


Juvenile GAA

Clyda U14 hurlers played Championship against Kilara Og in Mourneabbey on a glorious evening last Wednesday. They started brightly and were 1-01 to no score after three minutes. However, Kilara Og responded quickly and were level after five minutes of play. Clyda again took the lead through a well worked goal from Harry O Rourke and points from Sean O Sullivan. The game swung back in favour of Kilara Og again through two goals in the 17th and 19th minute, tactically working the ball down the wings and into the corners. Clyda again dug deep and responded with points from Harry and a goal on the stroke of half time by Aidan Kelly. Half time score Clyda 3-09 Kilara Og 3-08.

Clyda started their second half in a whirlwind fashion with midfield dominance from Kieran Buckley and Cathal O Riordan giving the forwards a plentiful supply of ball which resulted in further goals for Harry and Aidan and points from Sean, Connor O Mullane and Matthew Harrington. The backs tightened up considerably in the second half with Bobby Deane and Denis O Mahony catching the eye in the half back line. Clyda ran our easy winners with a final score Clyda 7-18 Kilara Og 5-12.

Clyda Rovers Lotto

Clyda Lotto - July 5th. Jackpot: €1,800. Winning numbers 14,15,18,32. No winners. Lucky Dips - €50: John Creedon Jnr, Toureen. €30: Jerry O'Donoghue, Knuttery. €20: CathyAnn Stack, Ballyknockin. €20: Anna & Katie Ryan, Lissard. €20: Willie Cronin, The Abbey. Thanks to all our supporters. Next week's draw: Bottlehill

GAA Results

Senior Football League: Clyda 1-6 Aghabullogue 2-10. Minor Hurling League: Clyda 1-17 Kilara Og 3-14.

Club Fixture

Clyda Rovers V Kilshannig in Minor B Hurling Championship Thursday July 11th @ 7.30pm in Glantane.