Monday 17 June 2019

Around the districts: Kilbrin, Meelin and Killavullen

Colm O’ Riordan, Kiskeam, who came first in the under-12 fiddle competition at the County Fleadh in Dunmanway
Colm O’ Riordan, Kiskeam, who came first in the under-12 fiddle competition at the County Fleadh in Dunmanway

Kilbrin - Alzheimers Tea Evening: A tea evening in aid of Alzheimers Association Ireland, will be held in the Social Club on Monday evening, May 27, at 6.30 p.m. Proceeds will go to St Mary's Day Care Centre Mallow. Please support this very worthy cause.


The next lotto draw will take place on Monday, May 20, at 10.30 p.m. in the Social Club for a jackpot of €8,200. Tickets can be bought from club officers, outside spar and from our new online system on Please support.

GAA news

Well done: Well done to Shane Crowley, who lined out at wing forward for Sligo senior hurlers at the weekend. Sligo faced Louth in round one of the Nicky Rackard Cup. Full time score was Sligo 2.24 - Louth 1.19 with Shane scoring an impressive four points during the game.

Weekend Result: County JBFC Kilbrin 3-9, Deel Rovers 3-13

Kilbrin GAA would like to offer their sincere condolences to the family of the late Noel Corkery, Castlecor, who passed away recently. May his soul rest in peace.


Bingo every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is €1,700 on 47 calls. Bonus ball is €240. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year and apologies to our bingo players for missing this week's Bingo due to a bereavement.

Golf Society

The Society held its first outing of the year on Saturday, April 27, at Tipperary Golf Club. With blustery conditions 15 people played and all enjoyed the outing.

Results: First. S. O'Riordan, V Hayes, B. O'Reilly. Second. M Higgins, S Guiney, Anna O'Riordan. Third. M Dennehy, T. O'Riordan, E Bowles.

The Society have their weekend away on this weekend May 17 at Bantry Golf Club and May 18 at Skibbereen Golf Club. We hope everyone enjoys the weekend and we will of course let you know the results as soon as we get them.

Bealtaine Mass

The annual dawn Mass took place last Saturday morning to a large attendance. We would like to thank our PP Fr Micheál Leader, for his beautiful ceremony which fitted in well with the morning as it was indeed a beautiful summer morning. We also would like to thank the Graveyard Committee for having It in lovely condition. Of course we also thank everyone that attended in big numbers and for the donations of €320 received for the graveyard upkeep.

Dr Croke Birthplace House

A great night was had by all that attended Dr Croke House last Sunday night. This was one of the most entertaining evening's ever had in Dr Croke House since it was opened.

The evening began with two of the youngest entertainers Ben Lyons and Anina May Cremin both aged eight who were accompanied by Una Cremin and Nora Mary O'Riordan. The poetry then kicked off with Mecca Barrett and her brother Seán. Tír na nÓg also supplied beautiful poetry and singing and some great comedy.

The host for the evening was Philip Egan, who read some funny and nostalgic poetry. We will be hosting another event during the summer and we will of course keep you updated in this column.

Over-60s singing competition

Congratulations to Nora Mary O'Riordan for making the final of this year's over-60s singing competition with Paddy O'Brien. This will take place on June 16 in the City Hall in Cork. A bus will leave from the community centre again. This will be a great evening and a full house so get your name in early to Claire in the community centre if you wish to attend.

Village upkeep

As you can see the work is taking shape to make our village clean and beautiful. We would sincerely like to thank Pat O'Leary and our two Deirdre's next to us for all their work in this. If anyone else would like to lend a hand please contact any member of the community council.


As you may have noticed the new playground is open for business. We hope that you get many years enjoyment from it and everyone has a fun and safe time there.

Council meeting

Latest Wednesday evening we had a meeting with our local representatives in the community centre. The meeting was attended by councillor John Paul O'Shea and councillor Gearoid Murphy. There was a good attendance on the night and plenty of topics were discussed including roads, broadband, lighting, solar panels, lighting, energy saving schemes. The councillors were very helpful and have promised to revert with answers on the question posed. We wish them all the best at this pivotal time in their own careers and thank them sincerely for all they have done for Kilbrin in the past number of years.


Mass for Peter Reid

Mass will be held in St Joseph's church Meelin on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. for the late Peter Reid (son-in-law of Tim Joe and Chris O'Sullivan) who died recently in Australia.

Cork GAA Mile Challenge 2019

Kevin O'Donovan is running a mile in every GAA pitch in Cork. Meelin's turn is Sunday, May 19, at 12.30 p.m. Please support Kevin and run or walk around the pitch with him as he does the mile. Kevin will also run in Rockchapel earlier in the morning. All proceeds are going to Cork Deaf Association.

Meelin GAA

Intermediate Fixtures: Wednesday, May 15 - Meelin vs Watergrasshill in Watergrasshill at 7.30 p.m. Sunday, May 26 - Meelin vs Dungourney in Meelin at 12.30 p.m. Sunday, June 16 - Meelin vs Blarney in Meelin, time to be confirmed. Friday, June 28 - Meelin vs Milford in Milford at 8 p.m. All the above dates and times are provisional. Please keep up to date on our social media for any changes and updates.


Card Results

Killavullen Card Results for last week were as follows: First and second was shared by Anthony Kenneally and Dan and Margaret McSweeney. The best of the last five were James Magner and Timmy Buckley. The last game was won by Liz and Patsy O'Gorman. The lucky raffle winners were John Stafford, Nuala Cronin and Maureen Donovan. Cards will finish up for the summer on Sunday, May 26, and will resume again on Sunday, September 29, Our thanks goes to Marion and John for reigniting this much loved Sunday fixture.

Art Group

Killavullen Art Group held a wonderful exhibition in Killavullen Community Centre last weekend in aid of SERVE, on behalf of Michelle Canon, who is volunteering to go to India to work with this group who tend to the needs of some of the poorest children and adults. It was wonderful to see the amazing talent we have in our community on show.

Nano Nagle Mass

The Nano Nagle annual Mass will take place this Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at the Birthplace of Nano Nagle in Ballygriffin. We would appreciate all donations of home baking on the day for the refreshments which are served after Mass. All are most welcome to attend.


Community Council Weekly lotto results for last week: Wednesday's Haven Bar winner was Michael Linehan Main Street and Griffin's Bar had a winner with John Beechinor. Killavullen Community Council are grateful for the support in this draw.

Baby and Toddler Group

Jollytots Baby and Toddler Group have changed their meeting day and time. It will now be held on Fridays in Killavullen Community Centre at 2 p.m. Jollytots welcomes all parents with young children, guardians, minders, au-pairs for a get together in a safe and welcoming environment.

Turbine Aware group

Nagle View Turbine Aware group held an open meeting in Killavullen Community Centre recently to discuss the current plans to develop a 27 turbine wind farm in our parish and surrounding areas and how they can protect their rural area from an industrial wind turbine park in the vicinity of Glenville, Killavullen, Mourneabbey, Carrignavar, Whitechurch and Grenagh.

The group is raising money to fund the cause and instead of the original plan to go door to door to ask for donations the group will hold collection points in the coming weeks in all areas. The collection is to help fund their opposing submission of the development to An Bord Pleanála and your support would be most appreciated.

Residents of all areas are encouraged to attend any meeting at any venue to hear the facts which the NVTA Group want to promote, Further information on this group and details of future meetings can be found on their website

Be Safe, Be Seen

With the bright evenings and finer weather we are out and about that bit extra. It would be a good idea to remember the importance of wearing Hi-Vis jackets when out and about on the roads and the value of wearing a helmet when cycling, and for adults to lead by example. Be Safe, Be Seen.

GAA Club notes

DIVISION 1 JUNIOR HURLING - Last Friday night in Clyda, the home team comprehensively dismantled our recent good run in the Avondhu Division 1 hurling league when they won out, on a final score of 5-11 to 0-16.

UNDER 16S QUALIFY FOR THE LEAGUE FINAL IN HURLING - Killavullen comprehensively overcame a young Ballyhea team in the semi-final of the under-16 hurling league, last Thursday night, in a game played in a sunny but cold Kildorrery. Final score of 9-14 to 2-05. Killavullen will play Ballycastle in the final, at a date, yet to be fixed.

UNDER 16S QUALIFY FOR THE LEAGUE FINAL IN FOOTBALL ALSO - On a fine sunny morning in Ballyhooly, last Sunday, Killavullen overcame our near neighbours Clyda, in the semi-final of the division one grade league football semi-final, the half time score was 1-07 to 0-07 in favour of Killavullen.

HARD-EARNED VICTORY FOR UNDER 14S - Killavullen under-14 Footballers recorded another win in the league in a closely contested game against Bride Rovers last Sunday. Final score was Killavullen 1-9 Bride Rovers 1-7.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES - Adult: Avondhu Junior A Hurling championship - Killavullen V Dromina in Ballyhea on Saturday, May 18, at 7.30 p.m.

Juvenile: under-14 FL - Killavullen V Kilara Óg on Sunday, the 19th in Killavullen at 2 p.m.

LOTTO - Numbers drawn were 3, 30 and 32 - No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows: €50 David Brosnan - Seller Michael Linehan; €30 Shane Collins - Seller - Magners Bar; €20 Claire Hazelwood - Seller John Angland. The next draw will be in Magners and will be for €1,300.