Around the districts: Kilcorney-Dromtariffe and area
Bowling notes - Winter Competitions - Ned Kelleher had a bowl of odds to spare over Eugene O Sullivan and two bowls of odds to spare over Aaron Mackey. In a doubles score, Danny Murphy and Maurice Cashman had a last shot win over John Breen and Donal Cashman.
Eugene O Sullivan came first in a three way score against Ned Kelleher and Aaron Mackey. It all hinged on a last shot play-off with Kelleher second and Mackey third. Aaron Mackey and John Breen did the business with a last shot win over Danny Murphy and Maurice Cashman.
The death occurred recently of John Griffin, Slough, London. A member of the Banteer Bowling Club, he loved coming home on holidays to his brother Steve in Kanturk and to his sister Mary in Kerry. Bowling was one of his great passions. He loved playing around Sally's Cross and Banteer and following scores on the many bowling roads. He played several scores against Kanturk based Joel Peiquing, formerly of Shanghai, China.
These scores created great excitement, drawing large crowds to Sally's Cross. He was a man that loved the country side, even though that he came from the heart of the City. A gentleman to his fingertips, he will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Hard luck to the Keale Gaels u13 Hurlers who narrowly lost the County Final to Whitechurch in Whitechurch recently in horrible wet conditions. They lost on a score line of 1.12 to 2.11. Well done on a great year boys, hard luck and thank you to their parents for cooperating all year.
Community Council Lucky lotto winners last week were Alan Brennan in the Haven and Patsy O'Callaghan in Skannakilla. Congratulations to you both.
The annual Christmas party for our esteemed older members of our parish and those living alone will be held on Friday, December 8, in the Community Hall. Please spread the word among your families and neighbours. We would like to thank all those who donated to our church gate collection last weekend for this party. We would love if those who are free to help on the night could let a member of the Community Council know, many hands make light work.
Santa Claus will be in our Community Hall on Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, If you would like to book a place please contact Santa's secretary Marie at 086 8071807 as soon as possible as time slots are almost all full. The visit is €10 per family and includes a photograph. The Christmas lights will be put up soon and we are looking forward to the switching on of the lights on Saturday, December 2, We would also like to extend the offer of visiting the Santa Grotto to all, there's a child in everybody and Santa would be only delighted to meet those who would like a look and walk through too. All you have to do is make a booking with Marie for a time that suits. We would love nothing more than for all in our parish to have a look at the amazing display.
Killavullen Area Employment Scheme Ltd have vacancies for general workers in Killavullen and Castletownroche villages. Applicants must be eligible for CE, that is in receipt of a government payment for 52weeks or over in the last two years. Please contact Hilary O'Kelly, Supervisior at 022 46675 or 087 6524312.
The Hope Foundation coffee fundraising coffee morning will be held in Killavullen Hall on Sunday, November 26, from 11.30 a.m. JP Lombard is hosting this fundraising in aid of the street children in Calcutta.
A chiropodist will be available on December 15 in Killavullen Surgery. Appointments can be made at 085 8663700.
GAA club notes
FORTHCOMING JUVENILE/ADULT FIXTURES - Killavullen v Sarsfields, Junior B Cork County Inter-Divisional Hurling Championship Final Replay - Saturday, November 25, in Pairc Ui Rinn at 3 p.m. under-16 B2 Grade County Hurling League Final, Killavullen V Lisgoold - Not confirmed at the time of going to print,
Possibility of other games as well; so, please check the Killavullen Webpage for clarification - killavullengaa.com.
LOTTO - The jackpot has reached the very tidy sum of €3,100 and rolls on, and was not won last Tuesday night. The numbers drawn were 13, 23 and 32, with Hannah in Griffins Bar. The lucky-dip winners were: €50 - John, Barry and Michael (seller - Michael Linehan); €30 - Jamsie O'Brien (seller - John Angland); €20 - Elaine Buckley (seller - Dave Mellerick). The next draw for €3,200 will take place on November 21, in Magners Bar.
MUNSTER CLUB HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP - A date well out in time yet, for your diary, but Killavullen representing Cork, have been drawn to play Lady's Walk from Ballyduff, in Kerry in the Munster Junior B Hurling Championship. The game will be played on Sunday, December 3, in Páirc Íde Naofa, Raheenagh, Co. Limerick at 1.00 PM.
ALL IRELAND SENIOR CLUB SEMI FINAL - Mourneabbey: 4-5 Foxrock-Cabinteely: 0-15. A hugely entertaining game in Bray Emmets GAA Club on Saturday last ended in a narrow but deserving victory for Mourneabbey. From throw in to the final whistle this game was end to end. Ultimately Mourneabbey's ability to get goals at crucial stages was the difference in a cracking contest.
Foxrock-Cabinteely were first off the mark with a point in the second minute. The impressive Máire O'Callaghan was then upended before Doireann O'Sullivan duly scored from the resultant free. Foxrock-Cabinteely then enjoyed a purple patch with two impressive points to open up a 0-3 to 0-1 lead.
Cork captain Ciara O'Sullivan then cut through the Foxrock-Cabinteely defence before unleashing a bullet into the back of the net to put Mourneabbey back in front. Foxrock-Cabinteely then replied with a score from a narrow angle, before Meabh O'Sullivan got her fingers to a goal bound shot from Foxrock-Cabinteely to brilliantly tip over.
Foxrock-Cabinteely further stretched their lead to go 0-6 to 1-1. Laura Fitzgerald then got a massive long range effort for Mourneabbey. Another free from Foxrock-Cabinteely, was immediately cancelled out when the outstanding O'Callaghan cut through to set up Doireann O'Sullivan for a second Mourneabbey goal. The travelling side led 2-2 to 0-7 at the break.
Foxrock-Cabinteely were first to score in the second half to level proceedings. A huge moment followed when Ellie Jack was upended in the Foxrock-Cabinteely box, with Laura Fitzgerald neatly slotting home the penalty. Foxrock-Cabinteely quickly replied with two brilliant scores, to leave Mourneabbey 3-2 to 0-10 ahead with 15 minutes remaining. A brilliant end to end move by Mourneabbey ended with another Fitzgerald point. Two quick Foxrock-Cabinteely points levelled proceedings, 3-3 to 0-12.
Tension mounted in the final minutes. O'Callaghan was again fouled with Fitzgerald pushing Mourneabbey into the lead before Foxrock-Cabinteely again levelled with a free in injury time. Amid incredible tension the referee called a halt to proceedings, with extra time awaiting.
Ciara O'Sullivan was first out of the blocks for Mourneabbey in the extra time with a point. Laura Fitzgerald brilliantly won a long dropping ball, rounded the keeper with deft foot work and found the back of the net, Mourneabbey leading 4-5 to 0-13. Foxrock-Cabinteely pulled one back before the break to leave Mourneabbey three ahead at half time.
The frantic nature of the game continued in the final 10 minutes. Foxrock-Cabinteely were first off the mark to make it a two point game. Excitement reached fever pitch with the large travelling support urging on their team. Outstanding defending from Róisín O'Sullivan and Kathy Ann Stack ensured Mourneabbey held out to claim a famous victory, by 4-5 to 0-15.
The huge travelling support then faced for home, safe in the knowledge that Mourneabbey are now through to the all-Ireland final where they will meet Carnacon of Mayo in Parnell Park Dublin. They have now won four Senior County and Munster titles in a row and the whole parish is proud of the supreme efforts over the past number of years. Destiny awaits on December 3 and we all hope that the elusive all-Ireland will make the long journey back to Mourneabbey that.
The club would also like to thank the supporters who attended on Sunday and all year. One more game to go and we sincerely hope that the parish will give the girls the support that they richly deserve on all-Ireland final day
Scorers for Mourneabbey: L Fitzgerald 2-3 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), C O'Sullivan and D O'Sullivan (0-1f) 1-1 each.
Mourneabbey: Meabh O'Sullivan; Emma Coakley, Cathy Ann Stack, Kathryn Coakley; Róisín O'Sullivan, Eimear Meaney, Aisling O'Sullivan; Niamh O'Sullivan, Máire O'Callaghan; Ciara O'Sullivan, Brid O'Sullivan, Ellie Jack; Laura Fitzgerald, Doireann O'Sullivan, Eimear Harrington. Subs: Aileen Buckley, Ciara O'Callaghan.
SUPPORTER BUS TO FINAL - A supporters bus will be organised to Parnell Park on December 3, departing Derry Murphy's Bar Mourneabbey at 10 a.m., please contact Yvonne 086 1999196 to book your seat. Coffee morning.
A coffee morning will be held in the community centre next Saturday morning November 25, to help defray the costs of the all-Ireland Series. All welcome to come down, have a chat and get involved in the build-up and excitement for the all-Ireland Series.
Mourneabbey Ladies' Football Club held a fundraising table quiz in O'Mahony's Bar, Bottlehill on Friday last. Huge thanks must go to the O'Mahony's Bar for hosting the quiz, everyone who donated prizes, to the committee and everyone who supported the evening.