Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Freemount, Kilcorney-Dromtariffe, Killavullen and Mourneabbey

Liz Gammel and Rose Jackman pictured at the draw for Charleville Camogie Club at the GAA Centre
Liz Gammel and Rose Jackman pictured at the draw for Charleville Camogie Club at the GAA Centre

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:-Kate O'Brien, and Mary Withers, Newmarket The best Ladies team was :-Maureen Vaughan, and Eileen O'Sullivan, Kanturk.

The Gents prize was won by:-Ben and P.J.O'Sullivan, Freemount. The Mixed Prize was won by:-John and Kathleen Twomey,Meelin, Table Prize was won by:-Mary Noonan and Tim Brodrick, Freemount. The following won Raffle prizes :-1 Martin Flynn, Feohanagh. 2 Ted Murphy, Newmarket. 3 Kate O'Brien, Newmarket.4 Con Foley, Freemount 5 Mai Burke, Broadford..The next 45 drive will be on this Sunday night February 10th.2019 at!! See you all on Sunday night and bring a friend..You can be on the road home at Don't forget the new starting time of Winter time .

Around the Fireside

The next programme of Around the Fireside will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday night next February 11th..2019 ,we have Patsy Herlihy and a group from Sliabh Luachra Country at 10.06pm.. This is another great programme of Around the Fireside not to be missed. Make sure you tune in on Monday night next February 11th.

FÁS vacancies

If you are unemployed and would like to join a winning team, there are 2 vacancies in our local C.E. Scheme. For further details please telephone Ger. at 0876484941

Thursday Club

The next get together of The Thursday Club will take place in Cois Abhann on Thursday February 14th. (St. Valentine's Day).. At 2pm.Everybody welcome . As usual we say no birth cert. needed just come along on the day. Anybody needing transport should contact any member of The Thursday Club.

Ladies night

Ladies Activity group will meet on Tuesday Feb 12th at 8 pm at Cois Abhann. The night includes some light exercise, a chat and a cuppa. All ladies welcome

Art classes

The weekly Art class will commence in The Heritage Centre on Tuesday night next February 12th from 8pm to 10pm.

Make sure you have all your gear ready for the night ,brushes clean and paints ready.!!

Make a note of the date and starting time.


Our new music and singing programme commenced on Wednesday January The Heritage Centre at the usual time. .

GAA lotto

Results For January 20th. The numbers drawn last week-end were:-1-2-13-18. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were:-1 Elma Barry, Barry's Bar,Freemount 2 Patsy Morrissey, Kiltane, Freemount. 3 Tady Roche,Tullylease, C/O. Clare O'Connor, Ballybahallow, Freemount 4 Mike Twomey, Knockilla, Freemount. 5 Tina, Rachel and Eamon Morton, Knocknamuck, Freemount. Jackpot this week €1700


Best of Luck to our debating team of Conor Judge, Sheila O Flynn, Noirín and Breda Stritch who will take on Portlaoise in the all Ireland Senior Debating quarter finals in Killeagh on February 9th next at 8pm.Our ladies enjoyed afternoon tea in The Aghadoe Heights in Killarney on Sunday last. A lovely evening was had by all.

Our members also attended the National Capers Final in WIT Waterford and Kenmare tractor run over the weekend.

The regional round of Impromptu debating will take place On February 15th.

Our social Thursdays continue this week with a bowling trip to The Planet in Blackpool at 9pm. All are welcome to attend.We hosted the Avondhu regional monthly meeting on Monday last. Thanks to all those who attended and helped on the night.New members are always welcome. If you are interested please contact us on 087 0969654 or message us via facebook.

Your news

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Table quiz

A fundraising table quiz in aid of Kilcorney church restoration fund will be held in Moll Carthys Bridge on this Friday night the 8th February commencing at 8.30pm. Everybody welcome to come along and support this worthwhile fundraiser.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club-Winter Competitions-Ned Kelleher and Mikie McAuliffe had a bowl of odds to spare over Aaron Mackey and Donal Cashman. Ned Kelleher was on the winning trail again, when he teamed up with Donal Cashman to record a last shot win over Aaron Mackey and Danny Murphy and had a similar win over Mikie McAuliffe and Maurice Cashman. Aaron Mackey and Mikie McAuliffe did the business with a bowl of odds win over Mikie Murphy and Maurice Cashman. In the second clash, it was Murphy and Cashman who produced the goods with a last shot win over Mackey and McAuliffe.

Dromtariffe GAA

Dromtariffe G.A.A. Social: Final social tickets can be bought from.Sharon O Keeffe Rathcoole, Dan Dennehy Dromagh or Mark O Connor Clonbanin. A grreat night of celebration for our County Football Champions and Duhallow Hurling Champions. Dont miss out. 5 course dinner followed by Dancing to The Kelts and Disco with Kieran Sheahan till late. Tickets €35.

The final few ties are for sale. Please contact Dan Dennehy to secure yours.

Footballers commenced their County Intermediate league away to St Finbarr's on Saturday last. Conor O Callaghan opened the scoring followed by a Daniel O Keeffe free and a third Dromtarriffe score from an Adam Buckley point. Finbarr's equalised at 3 a piece then another scoring spree saw Dromtarriffe added 2.4 to a solitery Finbarr's point. The goals coming through Darren O Connor and Conor O Callaghan to register at half time 2.7 to 0.4 up. The second half commenced with 1.6 from the boot of the Dromtarriffe full forward O Keeffe to 0.3 to St Finbarr's. Not to be out done our two hardworking wing backs Brian O Keeffe & Tomas Howard popped over a point each with Shane Collins finishing their 3.16 total. Their next game is due to be at home in Rathcoole this Sunday ( 10th) v Ballinora. Please come out and support the squad.



Due to popular demand, and for a trial basis of a months Cards returned to Killavullen last Sunday night. There was a great turn out with five tables. The results on the night were: First Dan and Margaret McSweeny, second Anthony Kenneally and Dan Brien. Winner of the last five were Paddy McCarthy and Margaret O'Connor. Raffle winners were Margaret McSweeny, Anthony Keneally and Mary Sheedy. To welcome everyone back we also gave out third place and this was shared by Pad Sheehan and Mick O'Mahony, Denis and Nuala Cronin and Josie O'Driscoll and Christine McCormack. Cards every Sunday night at 8 p.m. in the hall.


Community Counil lotto winners for last week have been: Missy Walsh in Griffin's Bar and in the Haven Bar the lucky winner was Connie Looney. Thank you for your continous support to this fundraiser. It is appreciated.

Nano Nagle Birthplace

Nano Nagle Birthplace in Ballygriffin host a number of workshops, training events and courses on a regular basis. It is well worth checking out their website keep up to date with what they have to offer.

Farmer's Market

Killavullen Farmer's Market is hosted on a regular basis at the Nano Nagle Birthplace. They are kickstarting the 2019 season this coming Saturday, February 9, with locally produced fare and welcoming faces. If you've not been recently, it certainly is worth a visit. Keep up to date with future dates by following their faceboook page.

Cycle Sportive

Killavullen National School parents' association in conjuction with Blackwater Cycling Club are hosting a Cycle Sportive of three routes: 20km, 50km and 100km on Sunday, April 28, with funds raised being donated to Marymount Hospice and Killavullen National School. Earlybird registration is €20 for the first 100 entrants and €25 for all entries thereafter. There will be food stops en route and in Killavullen at the end of this much anticipated event.

Garda Conor retires

Killavullen Community Council would like to extend best wishes to local garda, Conor Hedigan on his retirement. Conor has been working with us in Killavullen for many years and has been more than willing to help out at any of the big community occasions we have hosted, from school events, to church events. to GAA events and festival events.

He has been an understanding advisory figure during the good times and has helped and guided many families through tougher times. We wish him a long and happy retirement and hope to see him around in the coming years. Go raibh maith agat Conor.

GAA news

RESUMPTION OF FOOTBALL LEAGUES - The Avondhu football leagues are due to resume this year on the weekend starting February 8.

FIXTURES - Sunday, February 8, in Fermoy at 10.30 AM - Avondhu Division 1 Football League.

The minor football leagues are scheduled to start on February 16.

As the weather at this time of the year can play havoc with fixtures, it is always wise to consult with our website, closer to the date for confirmation. See

LOTTO - The lotto of a cool €1,500 last Tuesday night was not won, and rolls on. Numbers drawn - 25, 34 and 35 - No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows: €50 Eileen O'Gorman -- Seller Edmund O'Gorman; €30 Mary O'Brien - Seller - John Angland; €30 Kitty Sexton - Seller Griffins Bar. The next draw will be in the Haven Bar and will be for €1,600

DEATH OF PETER FITZPATRICK - The club regrets to announce the passing of Peter Fitzpatrick, a member of our first championship winning team in 1963. He played hurling and football for us and was a diligent and committed player. Lining out at full forward position he used his height to great effect. He was born in Aughavan near Mohill Co.Leitrim and joined an Garda Síochána in 1954 and served in Mitchelstown, Killavullen, Cork City, Buncrana, Portlaoise, and Thurles, where he retired as Chief Superintendent in 1992. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

CAVANAGH'S CAR DRAW - Killavullen GAA Club, has now got tickets for sale for sale, with the first prize being a Ford Fiesta, second and third prizes are €1,000 and prizes from fourth to 18th place being €250. This draw is as a result of winning the afore mentioned Avondhu Division 2 hurling league in 2018.

In addition to these excellent prizes, the money raised from the sale of tickets in Killavullen will go to fund numerous short, medium and long term projects. These projects cannot be achieved without the support of the general public, in our parish and beyond.

MEMBERSHIP 2019 - Membership for all aspects of the club is now due for 2019, and the club would be gracious if persons will pay the appropriate fee to any committee member, or make arrangement to pay directly, to the membership officer John O'Donovan, at 086 3934232.

Juvenile membership is collected through the juvenile registration process and the players pay their membership to the team managers.

For the general public, the rates for 2018 are as follows. Full Adult membership - Working - €50. Student/OAP - €30.

JUVENILE AGM - The juvenile club AGM is on this Thursday night, the seventh at 8.00 PM in Killavullen community hall. Please support.


Clyda Rovers GAA

Results: Clyda Rovers Senior team started there league campaign versus Macroom last sunday where they won on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-07. The goal was scored by Ben O'Connor who also scored three points from play, The Team lined out as follows: G O'Shea, C Kenny, R Carey, S Roynane, M Forde, F O'Shea, J Buckley, T Buckley, C Flanagan, C Kelly, B O Connor, D Walsh, R Willis, P Cronin, S Roynane. Subs used: D Buckley, R Flanagan, D Roynane, W Cronin, S O'Callaghan League Fixtures: Clyda Rovers Senior team are away to Eire Og next weekend and the Junior Footballers are also out away to Milford. Dates and times still be confirmed and will be advertised when known

Social: Clyda Rovers Annual Juvenile Social will be held in conjunction with MLFC Juvenile and Clyda Rovers Minors at Springfort Hall on Sunday 17th February at 1pm. A great day guaranteed.Tickets Adult €25 and Child €12. Please contact any of the officers if you would like tickets.

Instagram: Clyda Rovers are now up on Instagram. Lots of great pictures are being put up daily of great memories so make sure to join at @ClydaRoversGAA

Weekly Lotto: Clyda Rovers GAA lotto 1/2/2019 No:5,12,30,31 No winners €50 Neilus Harold Clashmorgan €30 Dromore Boys c/o Billy O Brien €20 Aidan Beavsang c/o Dan Joe Browne €20 mikey Corbett c/o denis Corbett €20 Mary Healy gort Na graige Next weeks draw will be held in Derrys If you would like to join the Lotto and go into the draw every week contact Noel 086 3272026 who can set this up:Clyda Rovers Juv Notes

Clyda Rovers Og received the Gold Standard Benchmarking 2018 award last Sunday from Rebel Og Ronan Dwane. A special thank you to Eamon O Sullivan our coaching officer for 2016- 2018 who got us to this level and a special thanks to past and present officers and coaches.