Tuesday 26 March 2019

Around the districts: Kilcorney-Dromtariffe, Killavullen, Liscaroll, Lismire, Meelin

Catherine O' Connor who graduated in Agri Digital Skills Training was presented with her Certificate by Chairperson Mary Wallace at the IRD Duhallow Recognition of Learning Ceremony
Catherine O' Connor who graduated in Agri Digital Skills Training was presented with her Certificate by Chairperson Mary Wallace at the IRD Duhallow Recognition of Learning Ceremony
John Buckley who graduated in Agri Digital Skills Training was presented with his Certificate by Chairperson Mary Wallace at the IRD Duhallow Recognition of Learning Ceremony.

Kilcorney-Dromtariffe: Coffee morning - A fundraising coffee morning will take place on this Sunday December 2nd in the Kilcorney Social Centre between 11am and 2pm in aid of Kilcorney Church Restoration fund.

Funds available will cover the majority of the work involved but a lot of internal work is still to be funded. We would appreciate all your support for this very important fundraiser. Everybody welcome to come along from far and near.

Bowling notes

Denis Horgan Bowling Club Winter Competitions-Danny Murphy and Donal Cashman put their names up on the leader board when they had a bowl of odds win over Paddy O Keeffe and Maurice Cashman. Danny Murphy teamed up with Maurice Cashman to record a last shot win over Aaron Mackey and Patrick Mc Sweeney. Mackey and Mc Sweeney made amends with a last shot win over Paddy O Keeffe and Maurice Cashman. Danny Murphy and Donal Cashman had a last shot win over Aaron Mackey and Patrick Mc Sweeney

Dromtariffe GAA

All roads led to Mallow this Sunday December 2nd at 3.30pm when we take on Beaufort ( Kerry) in the Munster Junior Football final. Best of luck to all squad and management .


Lighting up for Christmas

Killavullen Lights up for Christmas 2018 this coming Saturday night. The yellow loader has been busy hoisting volunteers up and down to hang the lights and frames in the village over the last few days.

The children have been practicing Carols for the Children's Mass this Saturday Night at 7pm in St Nicholas' Church Killauvullen. The Church Choir will add to the voices to celebrate the start of Advent.

When Mass has ended the Church yard tree and the village lights will be lit. To mark this occasion we are inviting one and all to join us for a festive cuppa and nibbles in the Community Centre afterwards. Christmas activities are planned for the children. We would like you all to come along, bring a friend! The more the merrier!

We would like to thank all those who help us ensure this recent tradition of lighting up our village continues. It is a spectacle that is spoken about far and wide and one which we are very proud of, and one which couldnt happen without the cooperaiton of so many kind people.

St Vincent de Paul

The Church gate collection this weekend the 1st and 2nd of December at all Masses in Killavullen and Annakisha will be in aid of the local SVDP, a wonderful organisation who give back to the local community.

The SVDP offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family. In addition they provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through thei local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, daycare and holiday schemes amongst other things. This winter, they expect to help over 50,000 families in communities across the country with basics like food, fuel and school. The Mallow branch can be contacted on 022 50188 / 022 51796.

Be vigiliant

Lock your vehicles when they are not in use and remove your valuables from them. Keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour. Please check in on those living alone and the more vulernable in our community.

Senior citizens party

Invitations for the annual Christmas Party for the Senior Citizens are being distributed at the moment. We look forward to this sociable event on Friday December 7th and are thankful to all who have helped us to prepare for it.

ForÓige Youth Club

Foroige Youth Club began in early November in Killavullen Community Centre. It is open to members aged 12 and over. Details of meetings are on their facebook page. New members are most welcome.


The Community Council Lotto winners for last week were Dominci Lynch in The Haven Bar and Rosie Deady in Griffins Bar. Thank you to all who support this weekly lotto.

Baby & Toddler

Jollytots Baby & Toddler group meet regularly in the Community Centre. Check out their Facebook page for details. The next date for meeting is November 29th between 1030am and 1230pm so save the date! Jollytots welcomes all parents, carers and guardians to this sociable and fun morning.

Killavullen GAA

Killavullen GAA club are initiating a new long term development programme for our club, we will begin with a number of pilot projects for our different age groups and will hold an official launch night in January with a full outline of our plan.. As always your support is and will be very much appreciated.


Athletics news

ALL-IRELAND GOLD AND SILVER FOR ISOBEL KELLEGHER - On Sunday last the first of the all-Ireland Juvenile Cross Country Championships was held at Abbotstown, Dublin. On the same course, as in the past few years, 10 races were held without the threat of rain but a strong bitterly cold wind did not stop more than 1500 athletes from taking part. In the girls' under-14 race over 3000 metres Isobel Kellegher ran the race of her life to finish the third Cork team girl home, helping the team to win gold.

On the Munster team she was fourth athlete home to win silver. In a race of 148 competitors she was never out of the first 20 during the race. She has made amazing progress in her cross country running over the past few months.

In the boys' under-14 race over the same distance Johnny Murphy, who was competing up an age was also representing Cork. As it turned out the result for them was not as expected, but in the end they were good enough to win the bronze. Anna Kellegher was our third runner of the day. She was also competing for Cork in the girls' under-18 race over a distance of 4000m. This was a very fast race and as it turned out the team finished in fourth place.

Both Isobel and Anna have now completed their cross country for 2018 but Johnny has another race to come. This will be the all-Ireland under-13 boys race and will be held in Navan, Co Meath on Saturday, December 15. Please note this event is on a Saturday instead of the usual Sunday.

FIXTURES - Munster Cross Country Dates: Sunday, December 2 - Intermediate, junior, and Juvenile B. at Riverstick, Cork.

National (all-Ireland) Cross Country Dates: Saturday, December 15 - Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Juvenile, at Navan Adventure Sports, Navan Racecourse. Please note that this Event takes place on the Saturday, instead of Sunday.

2019 Fixtures - Saturday, January 19; all-Ireland Combined Events for All Ages at Athlone.

Sunday, January 20; Munster Juvenile Inter Club Relays, Jumps and Throws at Nenagh.

Sunday, January 27; all-Ireland; Junior and under-23 Championships at Athlone

Saturday, February 9; Munster under-nine to under-11 Championships and Men's and Women's Walks - Nenagh

Sunday, February 10; Munster Junior Senior and Masters Championships at Nenagh.

TRAINING - Monday, December 3. in Liscarroll 6.30 to 7.30 all ages from under-nine upwards. Thursday, December 6. in Liscarroll 6.30 to 7.30 Little Athletics (This is the Final Night for Little Athletics before Christmas) Friday, December 7. in Charleville 6.30 to 7.30 approx. All Athletes under-nine upwards


Christmas party

The Kanturk and Lismire Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place at Kanturk Golf Club on Sunday 2nd December at 3.30pm. There will be a meal followed by entertainment and music by Dermot Ring. Cost €15. Enquiries to Mercy House, Kanturk.

Monthly Mass

The Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio will be held on Wednesday the 5th December at 8pm in St Josephs Church, Lismire. Everyone Welcome.

Annual General Meeting

The Lismire Community Association will hold their AGM on Monday 3rd December at 8.30pm in the local community center. Councillor Bernard Moynihan will attend this meeting and willgive us an update on the housing estate. Everyone Welcome.

Live crib

The live crib will take place on Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd December from 7pm-9pm each evening. Admission Free. Open at 4pm Saturday to facilitate small children. Come and meet the animals that kept Baby Jesus warm.


Spin and Win

Results: Jack Murphy, €45; Andy Collins, €35; Philip Lenihan, €30. Next weeks participants: Mary Cahill, Meelin; Eve & Ruth O'Connor, Cork; Liam McCarthy, London. Jackpot: €1,100.


St Marks 2.13, St Vincents 2.10. Our St Marks u16 hurlers rounded off a superb year by capturing the County league title on Saturday last. Having already won the U16 Championship in North Cork, as well as the League in North Cork, this was the 3rd title added to their collection for 2016.

On a crisp & well laid out Kildorrery pitch, St Vincents opened brightly & led 5 points to 1 before we really got going. St Marks then took hold of the game & scored 5 points without reply to lead by 1 approaching half time. Unfortunately, St Vincents finished the half strongly and scored a point from a free & one from play to lead at half time by 7 points to 6.

St Marks again opened brightly and had all the play but allowed St. Vincents in for a goal after 5 minutes. The signs were ominous for our lads, but they really stepped up to the mark & though scores were traded at both ends, we were working better & had more success in front of goals to lead by 4 points with just a few minutes left. Back came St Vincents though & levelled the game with a goal in the 59th minute. Though the momentum now seemed to have shifted towards St Vincents, St. Marks battled harder & during 5 minutes of injury time we scored 3 wonderful points for a 3 point winning margin.

This was a great comeback by a group of 'never say die' hurlers. Well done to all involved.