Around the districts: Kilcorney-Dromtariffe and Killavullen
Kilcorney-Dromtariffe - Denis Horgan Bowling Club: Winter Competitions-Ned Kelleher and Aaron Mackey had a good last shot win over Eugene O'Sullivan and Mikie McAuliffe. In the second score, it was a different story, with O'Sullivan and McAuliffe taking the verdict in a last shot play off against Kelleher and Mackey. John Breen and Donal Cashman had a double win over Danny Murphy and Joanne Murphy. In the opening score for the last shot and in the second by a bowl of odds.
Card results for last Sunday April March 7 were as follows: First was won by.
Maura Murphy and Sr Kathleen Ryan, second Elixabeth O'Gorman and Ann Hanrahan. The winners of the last five were Dan and Mgt McSweeney. The last game was won by Pad Sheehan and Mick Mahony. The lucky raffle winners were Anthony Kenneally, Sr Kathleen Ryan and MArgaret O'Connor. Cards continue this coming Sunday night in Killavullen Community Centre at eight o'clock.
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 we can protect our 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 Pleanala and your support would be most appreciated.
The weekend the NVTA group will be in Killavullen Community Centre on Saturday, April 13, between 7 p.m. and 830 p.m. and again on Sunday, April 14, between 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All donations would be most gratefully recieved.
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 nvta.ie.
Fundraising Tupperware Party
This is to be held this coming Thursday, April 11, at 730 p.m., hosted by Michelle Canon Quinn. Admission is free on the night. There will be refreshments and a raffle with lots of fantastic prizes.
Proceeds will go towards Michelle's volunteer trip to India this summer to take part in the SERVE Programme in Bengakuru in India and the money raised will go towards support projects there. Your contribution can make a meaningful difference to the lives of people living in poverty.
All schools close on Friday for Easter and Killavullen Community Council would like to wish all the students, as well as the staff of both schools in our community a happy and safe Easter. With the bright evenings and finer weather children are out and about that bit extra.
It would be a good idea to remind children of 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.
Weekly guided cycles
Blackwater Cycyling Club are holding a weekly guided cycles. All you need is a road bike, appropriate gear and helmet. Please contact the club for further details.
Cuisle Avondhu Concert
Cuisle Avondhu held their end of year concert in St James' Church Mallow last Sunday where the talents and skills taught at the weekly classes were showcased for all. Congratulations to all the talented people who performed.
Community Counil lotto winners for last week have been: Seán Dillon in Griffin's Bar and in the Haven Bar the lucky winner was Dominic Lynch. 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 nanonaglebirthplace.ie/to keep up to date with what they have to offer.
Killavullen Farmer's Market is hosted on a regular basis at the Nano Nagle Birthplace. The 2019 season is under way 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.
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.
Wasn't it fantastic to see Davy Russell guide Tiger Roll to their second winning of the spectacular Aintree Grand National on Saturday evening, on the little horse that has become an Aintree giant, and creating sporting immortality?
What makes Davy so special, aside from his obvious talent as a jockey is that he never forgets others even in his moments of greatness. Just after passing the post, and with a microphone stuck into his face, Davy still composed himself, to think of Kieran O'Connor. Davy Russell - a general good egg and a giant. Well done.
The Killavullen bred horse, One for Arthur completed the famous course again, after winning the contest in 2017, and finished up in sixth position this time round.
SHANBALLYMORE WIN BY 10 POINTS IN DIV. 1 LEAGUE - In good conditions in Shanballymore on Sunday last, Killavullen were roundly beaten by our near neighbours Shanballymore in our second game in the Avondhu Division 1 Hurling league game.
The teams were level on the score sheet at half time but Shanballymore got decisive goals in the second half to put clear day light between the teams and finished up 10 points clear at the final whistle. The margin was unfair on Killavullen but Shanballymore held the greater scoring threat throughout the game.
Pádraig Looney got two point for us in the opening period, and Liam Cronin got seven, five from frees to leave both teams with honours even at the break, 0-09 to 1-06. The Shanballymore goal was a key score in the game, and should have been cleared.
After the changeover, Shanballymore got further scores before Liam Cronin got a point back but the concession of those two second half goals was important. Our other scores came from Liam x two, and Jack O'Connor. The final score was 3-14 to 0-13 in favour of Shanballymore.
OPENING WIN FOR MINOR TEAM IN HURLING LEAGUE - On a bitterly cold Tuesday evening (April 2), Killavullen minors travelled to our near neighbours Clyda Rovers in round one of the Division 2 hurling league. The fair play rule was adopted with both teams lining out 14 a side due to Clyda down numbers for various different reasons.
Killavullen won the toss a elected to play against a strong breeze. Fionn got us up and running with a fine point from distance. That was quickly followed by a goal from Mark to put us in a comfortable position inside the first couple of minutes, 1-1 to no score. More points followed from Darragh, Mark, Mikey OC and Colm, while Clyda'ss scores came from three David Walsh frees. Two quick fire goals from Cian and Liam put real day light between the teams by the 25th minute. Both sides traded points before the half time break with Killavullen leading 3-8 to Clyda's 0-5
The game lost much of its shape and flow after the interval. Clyda stepped up their work rate and sniffed out numerous dangerous balls that went into the Killavullen forwards. Some poor shot selection meant Killavullen's wide count for the game went into double figures. Darragh raised another green flag mid-way through the second half with a tidy finish. Killavullen outscored Clyda 1-5 to 0-4 in a second half that won't live long in the memory. Overall, Killavullen's excellent first half display effectively meant the game as a contest was over at half time. Final score Killavullen 4-13 Clyda 0-9
STRONG BALLYGIBLIN SIDE SEE OFF OUR UNDER-16S - Last Sunday evening, the seventh, Ballygiblin outpointed Killavullen in the opening game in the under-16 hurling league. The final score was Ballygiblin 5-10 as against 4-06 for Killavullen
FORTHCOMING FIXTURES - Adult: Avondhu Division 1 Hurling - Killavullen V Dromina in Killavullen on Friday, April 12, at 6.45 p.m.
Juvenile: under-18 Hurling League - Division 1 Grade - Killavullen V Kilara Óg in Kilworth on Thursday, April 11, at 6.30 p.m.
Under-14 Hurling League - Division 2 Grade - Killavullen V Grenagh in Killavullen on Thursday, April 11, at 6.30 p.m.
Under-12 Hurling League - Purple Division - Killavullen V Kilshannig in Killavullen on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m.
Under-16 Hurling League - Killavullen V Ballycastle in Ballyhooley on Monday, April 15, at 4.30 p.m.
It is always wise to consult with our website, killavullengaa.com closer to the date for confirmation as games move about due to playing and weather permutations.
LOTTO - Numbers drawn - 2, 4 and 19 - No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows: €50 Olive Feore - Seller Billy Feore; €30 Brid Cronin - Seller - Magners Bar; €30 Des Bartley Seller Haven Bar. The next draw will be in the Haven Bar and will be for €1,400
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.
The draw for these tickets is envisaged to take place, on Thursday, April 18, so we ask all sellers to start rounding up the tickets that they have distributed, and to make one final push on their own sales.
This will be the major fundraiser for the club in 2019 and so, we hope that persons will endorse our efforts and support this draw. This draw is rapidly closing, with all tickets to be sold and returned to the club before the 17th of this month. One last final push now is asked of all club members, parents and allocated ticket sellers and the draw will be a success for the club.