Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Killavullen

Rosie Looney and Kevin Luddy at the Killavullen Spring Clean last weekend
Rosie Looney and Kevin Luddy at the Killavullen Spring Clean last weekend

First Holy Communion: Celebrations are being held this weekend, May 11th for the 2nd Class children of Killavullen NS. We wish the children who are receiving Communion for the first time a truly memorable day with their family and friends.


Killavullen Card Results for last week were as follows: 1st and 2nd was shared by Anthony Kenneally and Dan O'Brien & Josie O'Driscoll and Christine McCormack. The best of the last 5 were Con O'Gorman and James Magner. The last game was won by Maureen O'Donovan and Marion Regan. The lucky raffle winners were Dan O'Sullivan and Maura Murphy. Cards will finish up for the summer on Sunday May 26th and will resume again on Sunday September 29th. Our thanks goes to Marion and John for reigniting this much loved Sunday fixture.

Art group

Killavullen Art Group will be hosting an art exhibition in Killavullen Community Centre in May 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. On Saturday May 11th the exhibition will be open between 4pm and 9pm. On Sunday May 12th it will be open between 12 noon and 6pm.

Refreshments will be available on the day as well as a huge raffle with many prizes.

Nano Nagle Mass

Nano Nagle Annual Mass will take place this year on Sunday May 19th at the Birthplace of Nano Nagle in Ballygriffin. All are most welcome to attend.

Annual Cloyne Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday May 12th. All who wish to go may contact Mrs Kathleen Hanley.

Lotto results

Community Council Weekly Lotto results for last week: Wednesday's Haven Bar winner was Niall Hanrahan and Griffin's Bar had a winner with Rosie Daly.Killavullen Community Council are grateful for the support in this draw.


Jollytots Baby and Toddler Group have changed their meeting day and time. It will now be held on Fridays in Killavullen Community Centre at 2pm. 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 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 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

Farmers market

Killavullen Farmer's Market is hosted on a regular basis at the Nano Nagle Birthplace. The 2019 season is underway 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

GAA club news

GOOD 2ND HALF PERFORMANCE AND THE POINTS GO OUR WAY-A strong 2nd half performance, and increased work ethic saw Killavullen turn a 4 point half time deficit into a 4 point winning margin in the latest instalment of the Avondhu Division 1 Hurling league game, played in splendid sunshine in Glanworth last Sunday morning, May 5th.

Glanworth were first to score before Liam Cronin equalised from a free for us, in the 2nd minute. Padraig Looney scored a fine point on the run to go ahead before Glanworth best player, Stevie Condon, who was unerring from placed balls and free play during the game brought parity in the 4th minute. Barry Murphy put us ahead again but Glanworth retaliated with two points to go one up. Paul O'Sullivan had both teams on 4 points in the 11th minute. Glanworth scored another free only for Liam Cronin to equalise and the lead flipped again with another point from Glanworth.

Padraic scored another fine score, again on the run and we were ahead again when Barry scored a point from a free. Glanworth then took over the scoring completely in the next 7 minutes aided by some wayward clearances from our defence which were under considerable pressure.

By the 23rd minute, Glanworth had forged a fine lead for themselves, 0-13 to 0-07, with their architect in chief being that Mr. Condon. Paul O'Sullivan arrested the slide in the 25th minute after Fionn Magner broke down a Glanworth attack and Padraig scored again in the same minute to further eke into their lead. Liam Cronin added to our momentum in the 27th minute from a free before Glanworth got the next two points to push the lead out to 5 points again. On the stroke of half time, Barry reduced the arrears to four points with a fine point from a difficult angle.

We set off immediately on the resumption chasing the arrears, and Barry Murphy converted two close in free=92s in the first two minutes before Seamus Fox chipped a nice point from a crowded situation over the bar, by using the short grip on the hurley well. We gained parity in excellent fashion when Padraig Looney again evaded his marker, and scored a delightful point.

The next score was a telling one, when we failed to deal with a long delivery into our small parallelogram was not cleared and the ball was finished to the net. Murphy scored another free when the Glanworth defender fouled Padraig and was lucky to only receive a yellow card but overall, in a fine sporting and open game, perhaps a red card would have been harsh. To emphasis his wellbeing, Padraig got the next point. We gained the lead again, when a free from Liam Cronin was dropping short and Ian O'Gorman finished it to the net, in spectacular fashion. We were on top now in a lot of areas of the pitch and our forwards were received good quality deliveries into them, and they profited as a result. Barry scored another pointed free, only for Glanworth to reply with a similar score.

Seamus Fox got this second point of the game in the 19th minute of the half, and Liam converted a 65 metre free to push our lead out to 4 points, 1-20 to 1-16. Glanworth tried valiantly for a goal but the full back line of Billy Norris, Fionn Magner and especially Kevin Fox were in resilient form, and there was to be no way through. Glanworth scored in the 25th minute but Padraig matched that score 2 minutes later. We got our final score from Liam Cronin with a minute to go, Glanworth got one back but never got in for the goal that they craved.

A good overall team display and a fine win, and with strong competition for places on the forthcoming championship, the selectors would have been well pleased.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES-Adult: Avondhu Division 1 Hurling League- Killavullen V Clyda Rovers in Moore Abbey on Friday, 10th May at 19.00

Juvenile: U16 HL-Division 2 Final - Killavullen V Ballyhea on Thursday, the 9th in Kildorrery at 19.45

U16 FL-Division 2 Final - Killavullen V Clyda Rovers on Sunday, the 12th in Ballyhooley at 12.00

U14 FL -- Killavullen V Bride Rovers on Sunday, the 12th in Killavullen at 12.00

U14 FL -- Killavullen V St Dominic=92s on Thursday, the 16th in Glanworth at 19.00

It is always wise to consult with our website, closer to the date for confirmation as games move about due to playing and other fixture permutations.

LOTTO-Numbers drawn -14, 218 & 30- No Winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows; €50 Rory Lankford- Seller John Magner, €30 Kieran Walsh- Seller - John Angland, €20 Alan Brennan-Seller John Angland. The next draw will be in Griffins Bar and will be for €1,200.

CONFINED DRAW-for Killavullen sales in the Cavanagh car draw. The draw since it began has now netted over one million euros for clubs in the Avondhu area. The car winner was Sheena Hanrahan, sold by the Grange GAA club. Second place €1,000 went to Rory Villiers of Deel Rovers and third €1,000 to Mark Fitzgibbon of Buttevant.

The Killavullen contestants went as follows; first to go was Brian Lane, Paul Moore went out at no 6 and Fr Hegarty went down to the last 7.

As a token of the immense appreciation that the club feels towards all those that purchased tickets in the Cavanagh's car draw, the club had an internal draw for 5 x €100, last Friday night. Those that will shortly be received a cheque for €100 from our treasurer, Billy Norris shortly, are as follows; David O'Meara - Seller Paddy Nagle, Faye O'Donovan - Seller - Pat O'Donovan, Tommy Barrett - Seller - Brian Mellerick, Brendan Canavan - Seller - Haven Bar, Bernice & Anna Cronin - Annette Cronin

KILLAVULLEN PLAYERS ON CORK NORTH TEAM-Congratulations to Kian Lane, Patrick O'Grady, Chris O'Callaghan and Jamie Magner who were an integral part of the Cork North Region which won the 2019 Munster under 15 Hurling Development Squad Blitz Shield Final. The 4 Cork teams qualified for the finals, out of teams from all over Munster.

Cork North won the shield final, defeating Cork city region on a score line of 4-13 to 0-08.

Parish clean up

The GAA club members were active participants in the parish clean up that occurred last Saturday week on all roads in and around our parish. It is a pity that indiscriminate dumping still persists and shame upon shame on those that think that fly tipping of large amounts of old furniture and building or house repair rubble is tolerated. On the roads, the cheap culprits were plastic bottles, and take away cartons.

Substantial fines are abounding for persons caught committing these offences, but most offences occur during the cover of darkness.