Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Freemount, Kilcorney-Dromtariffe and Meelin

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 :- 1 Mai and Maura Burke, Broadford.2 Daithí Burke, Meelin, and Martin Flynn, Feohanagh. Ladies prize was won by :- Margaret and Teresa O'Regan, Kilmeedy. Gents prize went to :-1 Ben O'Sullivan, and Jack Murphy,Freemount, 2 Dan Murphy, and Jerry O'Callaghan, Freemount. The mixed prize was won by:- 1 John and Kathleen Twomey, Meelin, and 2 John and Joan Dillane, Milford.. The Table Prize was won by Tim Curtin. Freemount and Con O'Neill,Newmarket. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Mary Noonan, Freemount. 2 Joan Dillane, Milford. 3 Mai Burke, Broadford. 4 Con Foley, Freemount.5 Ben O'Sullivan, Freemount.

The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night May 12th. 2019 at 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 May 13th.2019 ,we have the second Duhallow Bealtaine Programme back again at 10pm.

This is another great programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next.

St. Michael's Church

Mass on Sunday Morning at 10.30am as usual. Mass and Holy Hour on Monday night at 7pm. Mass on Tuesday Morning at 9.30am.

Mass and all devotions at St. Michael's Church in Freemount are now available on the internet. The web address is 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

Thursday Club

The next Thursday Club get together in Cois Abhann is on this Thursday May 9th at 1.30pm. As usual we say everyone welcome. Please make a note of the date and bring a friend.

Ladies club

Ladies Club get-together with some light exercise 0n Tuesday May 14th at 8.30 pm at Cois Abhann.

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 You might see your own photo. We would also like to hear from you.

Art and drama summer 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 made by contacting 0874124741 or through 'Mike Guerin Drama' on Facebook. We maintain a low pupil/teacher ratio so book early to avoid disappointment.

Community development

Freemount Community Development were so thankful to all who supported our fundraiser Fashion Show on March 29th. It was a truly spectacular night from start to finish. The fact that so many turned up to support it on the night was very special. There was something for everyone, the best of fashions from Cork, Limerick, and Kerry were so wonderfully modelled by the Holman Lee Agency, hosted by the inimitable Celia herself.

We were also delighted to have the modelling debut of our fantastic 3 local young gentlemen, Michael, Sean & Cathal. I know on the night Kay Fehin usual Ger Farrissey and the FAS workers were a huge support. We had so much help in the run up to this, people helped organise everything, from ticket sales, sponsorship, raffle prizes, help getting the hall ready, traffic control on the night and even for the dreaded clean up the day after. Nothing was a problem as so many were willing to help and for that we can only say 'Thank you one and all' was a very deserving winner of the best dressed lady, Kay really showed us all how it's done.

The nibbles provided by Bob's of Kanturk and the cheese n wine reception by Twohig's SuperValu went down a treat while people were perusing the gorgeous stands of so many local businesses. All we can say to all is thank you..

We are now organising a Community Meeting in the hall before the summer. Please let us know (by return email or texting 083/4589222) of any events or activities that might coincide with this meeting on Wednesday May 15th. We would hope to encourage support from a wider circle of people over the coming busy months, so as we can plan for the future. As you will all be aware works continue on the car park resurfacing project, with work starting shortly on the porch and balcony renovations at the community hall. Your continued help and support is very much appreciated.

Freemount Fine Gael

The Freemount Fine Gael branch AGM was held on Thursday the 4th of April in Freemount community development centre. The meeting was well attended by members of the branch and welcomed Cllr. Gerard Murphy and Cllr. John Paul O'Shea.

The work done by Minister Michael Creed in getting Freemount recognised as a disadvantaged area and the positive impact this will have was noted. Together with Minister Ring they have supported many packages of funding for rural development which Freemount continues to benefit from. It was highlighted that Freemount has a very active community and the importance of the work they do to access this funding.

To celebrate 100 years since women got the right to vote in Ireland, a presentation was made to women currently involved in the branch and to the families of those previously involved. This was to mark their contribution to the party over the years.

Cllr. Gerard Murphy and Cllr. John Paul O'Shea asked for continued support with the upcoming election on the 24th of May.

The election of officers took place and the following people were elected:

Sean Fitzpatrick-Chairperson. Richard O'Sullivan-Vice Chairperson

Michelle Green-Secretary. Michael O'Callaghan-Assistant Secretary

Jimmy O'Regan-Treasurer. Theresa O'Connor-Assistant Treasurer

Michelle O'Connor-PRO. Life Presidents include Paddy Forrest and Mary McCarthy

GAA lotto

Results For Wednesday, May 5. The numbers drawn last week-end were: 17 23 33 36. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:-1Paddy Forrest, Coolbane,Freemount. 2 Pat Keane, (JNR)Freemount. 3 Mary Barry,Barry's Bar, Freemount .4 Niamh Browne, Freemount. 5 Mary Casey, Casey's Convenience Store, Freemount. Jackpot this week €1850


Congratulations to our drama team of Ann Fitzgerald and Thomas Stritch who placed 2nd in the All Ireland Drama finals in Rossmore, Clonakilty on Sunday April 28th. A huge well done to you both. A special mention also to Thomas who was awarded best actor on the night. Thanks to all who helped and supported them along the way. Club members attended Banteer tractor run on Sunday April 28th. Well done to Banteer on a hugely successful event. A club meeting took place on Wednesday night last. Plans were made for a club social night on June 8th. New members always welcome. If you are interested in joining please contact us on 0870969654.

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Development Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Kilcorney Development Association will be held on Tuesday May 14th in the Kilcorney Social Centre at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Dromtariffe GAA

U21 Hurlers retain Duhallow A Championship . The 2018 Duhallow U21AHC finally took place in Banteer recently. Robert Emmets provided the opposition.

Dromtarriffe's opening score came in the first minute when Tomas Howard goaled. .Robert Emmets replied with a brace of points. Dromtarriffe again took the ascendency with a brace of green flags raised after 6 and 7 minutes converted goals from Daniel Desmond. Points were added from Sean Howard, Evan Murphy, Tomas Howard and Jack Murphy before a 20th minute goal was finished by Conor Cremin and as half time sounded Dromtarriffe led 4.11 to 1.5.

Second half saw a bit of a fightback from Robert Emmets who added 2.5 to their total tally but the damage had been done in the first half and Dromtarriffe ran out comfortable 4.19 to 3.10 winners. Jack Buckley received the cup from Steven Lynch Duhallow Board.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club Results, 1st Danny Murphy, 2nd Ned Kelleher and 3rd Maurice Cashman. Division 2 1st Aaron Mackey, 2nd John Breen, 3rd Joanne Murphy. Most improved player Joanne Murphy, Most Consistent Player Mikie McAuliffe

Dan Sheehan Kanturk and Lismire passed away to his eternal reward recently. Well known in the community, he was very popular with everybody. He had many interests, one of which was bowling at Sally's Cross. He enjoyed following the scores and was often called on to help with referrer duties. The bowling fraternity would like to extend their deepest sympathies to his family, neighbours, and many friends. May he rest in peace.


Spin and Win Results

James Quinlan, Meelin, €30. Connie O'Neill, Meelin, €45. Eve and Ruth O'Connor, Cork, €800 (Jackpot) Well done to the two girls on their jackpot win. Jackpot will start again at €600 next Friday. Contestants for next week are: John O'Sullivan, Ruane, County Clare. Pat and Mary Buckley, Meelin. Daithi and Eleanor Burke, Meelin.

Meelin GAA

The winner of the confined members lotto of €100 was Pat O'Callaghan.

Championship results: Meelin had a fantastic first round win in the Intermediate Hurling Championship last Sunday. The game was extremely close throughout. At half time the boys trailed by three points but managed a fantastic comeback and with two excellent goals from John Forrest and Eamon Brosnan, the boys had a three point win in the end. The final score was 2.18 to 2.15. The boys will now have a break for a number of weeks from championship. Well done to all involved.

Fixtures: The next fixture for the intermediates is a Division 3 league game provisionally set for May 16th against Watergrasshill. This is an away fixture for us. Keep up to date on all fixtures and results on our Meelin GAA social media sites.

Bruach Na Carraige

The Glen Theatre Drama Group from Banteer will present their latest production "Sive" in Bruach Na Carraige Rockchapel on Sunday May the 12th at 8.30pm. The highly acclaimed Glen Theatre group have got great reviews for their performances all over Ireland including Northern Ireland over the last number of years. The Bruach Na Carraige Summer Camp for Children between 6 and 15 years will take place from the 15 to the 25th of July.

Help fight the Big C

A cheque presentation evening to distribute funds raised to the nominated charities from the late Mary Cregan's fundraising event "HELP FIGHT THE BIG C" will take place in the Longcourt Hotel Newcastlewest on Friday evening next May 10th at 8.30 pm.