Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Freemount, Kilbrin, Mourneabbey

The Cork Rebel Óg North Cork selection,featuring players from all over North Cork, beat a East Cork selection in a semi-final in Ballinlough
The Cork Rebel Óg North Cork selection,featuring players from all over North Cork, beat a East Cork selection in a semi-final in Ballinlough

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:- Michael O' Callaghan, Freemount and Martin Flynn, Feohanagh. Best Ladies team was :-Margaret and Teresa O'Regan, Kilmeedy.

The winning Gents team was ;-Tim and Ted Murphy, Newmarket.Mixed Team prize was divided between 1 John and Joan Dillane, Milford, 2 Tim Ahern, Freemount and Nora Brosnan, Meelin.

The Table Prize was won by:-Maureen Vaughan, and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Dan Murphy, Freemount.2 Mary Noonan, Freemount.. 3 Mai Burke, Broadford.4 Denis Barrett, Banteer.5 P.J. O'Sullivan, Freemount.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night July 7th. 2019 at See you all on Sunday night- 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 July 8th.2019 ,we have a group from Labbamolaga ,Knockadea and round about back again at 10.06pm.. This is another programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next.

Hall renovations

Please note builders began work on Monday last, and we predict work will be ongoing for the months of July and August at least.

We expect very little disruption to current hall users/activities and have communicated out to all current users. But we encourage anyone with any queries to check with any member of the committee, text the community phone on 086/4589222 or

As always your support and cooperation during these major works is greatly appreciated.

Freemount Community Development Association


This year the Comhaltas weekly Seisiún will begin on Wednesday July 17th. And will run each Wednesday night until Wednesday August 28th. As usual we have a big line up of music ,singing ,dancing ,storytelling and craic. We have a special guest every night. Our guest on opening night July 17th. Will be none other than Frances Curtin Kennedy. Please mark your diary and you won't be disappointed.!!!

Community Preschool

Freemount Early Years Setting would like to congratulate the 15 fabulous young boys and girls who graduated from Preschool ,with an evening of song ,laughter and beautiful baking in the Heritage Center last Tuesday..Well done to each of you and the very best of luck as you start the next chapter of your lives.We will miss you all so much..Thanks to everybody who helped make this evening such a joyous occasion.

Tidy Towns

Freemount Tidy Towns Committee would very much appreciate your help to get our village and amenity areas cleaned up for the Summer .We have also entered the Anti litter challenge run by Cork Co. Council This competition runs until the end of June. We will be judged in all areas between the 50km. Speed limit signs to which the public have access including the housing estates.We are asking everybody in the community to keep an eye out for any litter even cigarette butts and help keep Freemount a litter free area.

Art & Drama Camp

An Art and Drama Summer camp will take place in Cois Alla Freemount from the 22nd to the 26th of July. The camp runs from 10am to 1pm daily. All the art activities are designed by Bríd Moynahan, a practising artist whilst Mike Guerin, a drama teacher, writer, director and actor leads the games and drama. The camp costs €70 per child, bookings can be made by contacting 0874124741 or through 'Mike Guerin Drama' on Facebook. We maintain a low pupil/teacher ratio so book early to avoid disappointment.

GAA Lotto

Results For W/E June 30th. The numbers drawn last week-end were:-4-6-27-34 There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:- 1 Dylan and Daragh Withers, Tourard, Freemount.2 Margaret Chapman, Knockanglasse, Freemount. 3 Mary Roche, C/O Clare O'Connor, Ballybahallow, Freemount.4 Catherine Broderick, Knocknamuck, Freemount. 5 Kieran Murphy, Commons ,Freemount. 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 €1950

Macra news

On the 1st August, all roads lead to Thurles to support our very own Ciara O'Sullivan in the International Miss Macra Competition. Ciara will take to the stage to represent both Freemount and Avondhu Macra for the weekend. We wish her the very best of luck for the weekend and we know she will do the club and region proud! As a club we are organising accommodation for the weekend, if you would be interested in joining us for a weekend of fun, make sure you contact us.

Contact us on our Facebook page 'Freemount Macra' or on 087-0969654 for further details on any club activities or upcoming events.

Your news

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The lotto results for Monday 1st July for a jackpot of €8500 are as follows. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 27 and 33 . There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Liz Heffernan Ballybane, Peadar Aspell Spar, Josh Cronin c/o Social Club, Donal Heffernan Castlecor and Karen Kelleher Aubane. The next draw will take place on Monday 15th July for a jackpot of €8600. Tickets can be bought from any officers, outside spar or online at

Kilbrin GAA

Results: County JAHL - Kilbrin 2-19 Erin's own 1-11JBFL - Millstreet 4-9 Kilbrin 3-10

Fixtures: County JBF semi final v Grange will take place this weekend. Keep an eye on social media for venue and time.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Ethan Hurley son of Teresa Noonan Castlecor who won a Munster minor hurling championship medal with Limerick on Sunday last.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is EUR 1,600 on 46 calls. Bonus ball is €40. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year. We would also like to thank our Bonus Ball sponsor for this month who is Ned English, Castlecor potatoes.

Dr Croke House

Please note that the remembrance night for Bishop Boetius MacEgan will take place on this Sunday 7th July. This promises to be a very entertaining and informative evening so please come along between 8 & 10.30 pm. The following is some background to the bishop but note that we are gathering a group to travel to Aghinagh (Macaroom) to clean up the bishops grave next week. We will also be laying a plaque at the grave to mark his birthplace of Kilbrin. Anyone interested in this event please contact Ben O'Dea on 0872801908. We would like to have good numbers.

Boetius MacEgan was a 17th-century Irish Roman Catholic Bishop of Ross. He was born in Kilbrin and educated in France and Spain. He returned to his native Munster as a Franciscan friar in the 1630s and was promoted to several positions of importance in the Franciscan order. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Confederation of Kilkenny, which controlled most of Ireland between the 1641 uprising and the Cromwellian conquest of 1649.

In 1645 a new Papal nuncio landed in Ireland with arms and funds to support the rebellion and befriended MacEgan, appointing him chaplain general of the Ulster forces. In this capacity MacEgan accompanied the Confederation forces on many campaigns and was present at the Confederation victories at the Battle of Benburb in 1646, Limerick and Kilkenny. In 1646 he was proposed as bishop of Ross by the nuncio himself and consecrated at Waterford in 1648, but probably never gained access to his sea, which remained under Protestant control.

On Cromwell's landing in 1649, MacEgan became very active in rallying the Confederation forces and organising defensive measures. He then joined David Roche's force of untrained men who were intending to relieve the siege of Clonmel. They were however intercepted near Macroom by the seasoned cavalry of Lord Broghill and put to flight. MacEgan himself was captured and taken the following day to the walls of Carrigadrohid castle, which was occupied by Confederation forces, and told to call on them to surrender. He chose instead to exhort them to hold on and as a result was hanged from a nearby tree. The garrison surrendered shortly afterwards. MacEgan's body was later buried in the local churchyard at Aghinagh.

Social Club

Keep the date Friday 12th July clear in your diaries. The social club in Kilbrin will host entertainment with Michael J & Leticia. Plenty great music on offer with Johnny Cash tribute & Linda Ronstadt. Promises to be a great evening so keep it free.

Village renewal

The community council is in the process of setting up a dedicated group to oversee village renewal. In this regard we are looking for ideas for places that can be improved, please keep in mind that all the work here is voluntary so we will try to start small. If you have any ideas please contact Deirdre Crowley or Pat O'Leary or indeed any member of the community council. We would also ask that people try to tidy their own areas and have the village looking its best for the summer months. We have a lovely village but please don't take it for granted. Given that the school has now earned Green Flag status we should encourage the children to keep up the good work.


Kilbrin Community Council would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of Dave Mullane, Lackaroe, Liscarroll. May he rest in peace.

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. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share with the community at large. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to date.


Juvenile GAA

U6 children participated in a Monster hurling blitz in Doneraile last Tuesday. It was a glorious evening of sunshine and fun for all the kids.

Clyda U12 hurlers played Phase 2 of the league against Kilavullen on Wednesday night in Mourneabbey. Clyda were dominating from the very start of the game with a final score line Clyda 1-8 Kilavullen 0-2.

Clyda U16's had their first outing in the Round Robin North Cork Division 2 Hurling Championship on Monday night against Ballygiblin in Ballygiblin. Final score Clyda 5-18 Ballygiblin 1-4.This was a great start to the Championship and well done to all involved.

Lotto results

Clyda Lotto-June 28th-Jackpot: €1,650Winning numbers 11,13,19,23. No winners Lucky Dips€50: Eamonn Walsh, Dromore€30: Shane Mulcahy, Ballinvuskig€20: Tom Cashman, C/o The Hill€20: Willie Walsh, Ballyphilabeen; €20: Caitlin Murray, Lissard. Thanks to all our supporters

Minor League Shield Winners

Well done to Clyda hurling minors last week who beat st kevins on a scoreline of 19 points to 1-12 in the league shield final

Conclusion of Leagues

The senior footballers will conclude there league program this week versus Aghabullogue in coachford at 8pm on Thurs 4th. It was a good league for the team where they currently lie third but they won't be able to catch the top two teams Mallow and Castlehaven who will play the final later in the year.

The Hurlers also concluded there league program and made the top 4 so they have a league semi final to look forward to

Minor Campaign kicks off

The minor hurling campaign kicks off this week v killara Og in Mourneabbey at 7.30 on Thurs 4th July