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Around the Districts: Killavullen


A fantastic team performance from the Killavullen Junior Ladies was not enough to beat a strong Cloyne team.

A fantastic team performance from the Killavullen Junior Ladies was not enough to beat a strong Cloyne team.

A fantastic team performance from the Killavullen Junior Ladies was not enough to beat a strong Cloyne team.




Yoga at Nano Nagle Birthplace will take place weekly on Monday nights from October 4, 630 – 745 p.m. Further details are available at 022 26411. Advanced booking is required.

Killavullen Community Council are delighted to announce that the hall is now reopen for booking. For any club or organisation which needs further details on this please contact

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Church news

Covid-19: the capacity of our churches has been increased to 50%. Please continue to observe all our safety protocols, including, sanitising your hands on entering and leaving the church, wearing a face-mask and sitting two metres away from other households. Our churches are well ventilated and regularly sanitized thanks to the efforts of our sacristans, volunteer cleaners, and CE workers. It is expected that the normal celebration of the liturgy will resume from October 22.

Autumn Stations: The autumn Stations will be celebrated at public venues this year. Friday, September 30, Station Mass Killavullen 7.30 p.m. Station Mass for Slumber Hill, Tooreen, Beenaskehy, etc., Carrigacunna, Cloughoula Ballincurrig, Ballyduff, etc. Saturday, October 1, Station Mass Annakisha 10 a.m. Ballygown, Dromdeer, Powerstown, Ballydaheen, etc., Wallstown, Inchakevin, Loughquinn, etc.

Young Christian Workers: The group meets on Sunday afternoons on a regular basis. New members, aged TY and older, are welcome. Email Seán at for details.

Catholic Magazines: If you would like to become a subscriber to Africa (St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan); The Far East (Columban Missionaries); or the Messenger of the Sacred Heart (Irish Jesuits), please contact Julia Sheahan. New subscribers to the Pioneer (The magazine of the PTAA) can contact Kathleen Hanley. For the Messenger of St Anthony there is postal delivery. Subscribe at:

Parish History Notes: now includes a section for parish history notes. If you would like to contribute a short piece (150-200 words/photos) on a tidbit from our parish’s Christian heritage, please get in contact.

Killavullen Farmer’s Market will take place again on Saturday, October 2, at 10.3Oam with a range of products from locally grown veg, handcrafted baked goods, breads, jams, chutneys, cordials, smoked salmon, fresh raw milk and yogurts.

Two new craft stalls have begun at the market and the tomato stall is now in season also. It is wonderful that the tunnel has now re-opened and is operating a one way system through it. More stall holders are attending and new ones have joined too.

It is one of the oldest markets in Ireland, located at the Birthplace of Nano Nagle. The market has spent a lot of time working out best practice in the current Covid-19 situation, consulting with the HSE and relevant authorities. The organisers would also welcome any tips or advice you may have for improvement or adjustment to how it is run in the current climate.

GAA club news

Ladies lose out to Cloyne’s early goals – Killavullen 3-6 Cloyne 6-6. A fantastic team performance from the Killavullen Junior Ladies, in this Round two championship game in C, was not enough to beat a strong Cloyne team that benefitted hugely from an early scoring spree.

Having conceded 3-3 in the opening quarter, Killavullen got the kick-start they needed from a Clara Walsh goal just before the water-break. From there to the end of the game Killavullen more than matched last year’s county champions and could indeed be considered unlucky not to have closed the gap even further.

Killavullen limited Cloyne to two points in the second quarter and tellingly began to create more chances of their own. The second half opened with a Niamh Buckley point and goal from Shania Butler that, unfortunately, was quickly cancelled out by a Cloyne goal.

Still Killavullen responded with two more points from Andrea Fresh and Niamh Buckley, before taking two hammer blows in the form of green flags from Cloyne’s sharp-shooter, completing her hat-trick. Conditions had deteriorated, with incessant rain bringing an extra challenge. To their credit, the Killavullen ladies refused to surrender and attacked the Cloyne goal in waves.

Points from Clara Walsh and Alice O’Flynn were followed by a goal from Niamh Buckley. Niamh was through again for a goal chance shortly after, before being grounded unceremoniously. Clara Walsh’s powerful effort went just over the crossbar and the final whistle came before Killavullen could reel in the Cloyne lead any further.

The Killavullen team and management can take great positives from this game, with some outstanding defending and team play. More than anything else, the team’s gutsy performance and determination to fight back augurs well for the future. Well done to Cloyne on a deserved win and best of luck to our own team in their third round game against Ibane Gaels next Saturday.

Team and scorers: Catherine Blake, Edwina Dingivan, Olivia Cahill, Aisling O’Keeffe, Clare Brennan, Sinéad Coakley, Claire Maguire, Niamh O’Regan, Clara Walsh (1-2), Caoimhe O’Riordan, Kate O’Keeffe, Siobhán Sheehan, Claire Nagle, Sarah Brosnan (captain), Niamh Buckley (1-2), Emily Fresh, Andrea Fresh (0-1), Alice O’Flynn (0-1), Niamh O’Gorman, Sarah Lane, Catherine Norris, Jessica Scuffins, Shania Butler (1-0), Emma Hunter.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last Tuesday night, when the numbers drawn, were 9, 15, and 35. The jackpot on the night was, at €2,500. The next jackpot, will be drawn on September 28 will be for €2,600 the winners of the lucky dips on last Tuesday night were as follows: €50 – Gillian Forde (Seller – Online Sales) €30 – Mary Deady (Seller – Mary Deady) €20 – Claire Foley (Seller – Online Sales).

Tickets can be purchased from any committee member or from our website – E-Sales to be valid must be completed before 8.00 PM on the night of the draw. Any ticket purchased after that time goes forward to the draw, of the following week. Thank you for your anticipated and ongoing support.

Forthcoming fixtures – Killavullen play Fermoy in Junior A Hurling Championship, on Sunday, October 10, in Ballyhooley at 2.00 PM. We await the conclusion of the round robin series of games in Junior Football, to see whom we will be pitted against, in the quarterfinal of the Football championship. At this stage, Ballyhooley and Kilworth have automatic semi-final berths, and the quarter finals will consist of Charleville, Clyda Rovers, Killavullen and one of either Buttevant or Mallow. The quarter finals will be played next weekend.

We have an under-15 Division 2 Rebel Óg North, Hurling final against Liscarroll/Churchtown in Clyda, on Saturday, October 2. We have an under-17 Division 1 Rebel Óg North, Football final against Duarigle Gaels also to look forward to, but the date and time have not been announced yetr. Always check out our website, for updates.

Under-17 Football – Killavullen faced Clyda last Wednesday night in the opposition teams’ field in a division one football championship clash. In a game that could secure Killavullen’s position at top of the group, there was a lot to play for on the night.

The game started slowly, with Killavullen dominating a large amount of the possession but failing to turn this into scores. Killavullen’s great defensive work was not allowing Clyda to get sight of our goal. The deadlock was eventually broken thanks to a surging run from Patrick O’Grady finished off with a well-taken score.

Unfortunately, this did not open the floodgates for Killavullen as the game remained cagey. After a time, it was midfielder Jamie Magner, who added to Killavullen’s scoreline with great link-up play with his forwards leaving him open for a score. However, Killavullen’s momentum was quickly killed as Clyda capitalised on a gap in the Killavullen defence scoring a goal. They followed this goal up with a point just before the first water break. Killavullen 0-2, Clyda 1-1.

The second quarter introduced a more clinical Killavullen side. The scoring was initiated by the lively Kian Lane, who had a man of the match performance for the blues on the night. Kian made a souring run from midfield and was too much to handle for the Clyda defence as he ran for goal and found the top corner. This was quickly followed up by another pinpoint score from Jamie Magner. Clyda’s number eight was able to rack up two scores in between this period of Killavullen control. But, Killavullen pushed back into the lead with brilliant scores from forwards Chris O’Callaghan and Rory Regan. Killavullen 1-5, Clyda 1-4.

Like the second quarter, Killavullen started this period with a kill shot to the Clyda defence as Evan Magner used quick feet to find himself one on one with the keeper and made no mistakes. Killavullen also introduced Conor Brennan for Eoin O’Hanlon during this time. The Killavullen pace began to take its toll on the Clyda team as runs from players such as Ferghal Hogan and Patrick O’Grady began to exploit the opposition. One such run left ever the opportunist, Jamie Magner, on an open track for goal which he drilled into the back of the net. Clyda were unable to muster a response during this period thanks to great defending from the likes of Dan Cronin and Donal Cronin.

Although Clyda put up a valiant effort throughout the game, the Killavullen attacking power was in full flow during this final quarter. Kian Lane added a further two points to his tally as well as two scores from Patrick O’Grady. Barry Cotter’s arial supremacy allowed Killavullen to turn over the majority of Clyda’s kickouts. Killavullen also utilised the depth of their bench introducing six substitutes during this period. All of them had a great impact on seeing out this game, none more so than Oisin Larkin, who claimed a goal using his size and prowess fisting the ball into the back of the net following a save from the keepers. Killavullen win the match, guaranteeing them a place in the North Cork division one championship final. Killavullen 4-10, Clyda 1-5.

Team: Niall Murray, Dan Cronin, Donal Cronin, Ferghal Hogan, Eoghan O’Hanlon, Patrick O’Grady (0-3), Joe Cagney, Jamie Magner (1-3), Colm O’Mahony, Kian Lane (1-2), Chris O’Callaghan (0-1), Barry Cotter, Evan Magner (1-0), Rory Regan (0-1), James Lyons. Substitutes Oisin Larkin (1-0), Adam Lillis, Colm Hannon, Conor Brennan, Ian O’Mahony, Tomas Fennell, Eoin Forde, Luke Carey, Owen Magner, Darragh O’Connor

Killavullen V Buttevant: Killavullen and Buttevant minors played out the final round robin game of the Division 1 football championship last Saturday evening in Killavullen. Killavullen had already qualified for the final, with Buttevant knowing avoiding defeat by three points or more, would see them through to the decider also.

The first quarter was tight and tense with both defences on top, turning over ball repeatedly. Buttevant opened the scoring after two minutes and kept their noses in front till the first water break 0-4 to 0-3, our points coming from Rory and Kian. Some fine attacking play by Killavullen yielded frees which Kian duly dispatched to turn the tidy just before half time, Our points coming from Kian, Chris and Rory. The game was being played in real championship style with good fast intense football, which was refed well by John O’Brien. Half time, Killavullen 0-6 Buttevant 0-5

It was nip and tuck as the play resumed in the second half. Neither side willing to give an inch. Killavullen did stretch the lead out to 0-9 to 0-6 points only for Buttevant to peg the score line back to a point with 10 minutes of the second half gone. This was turning into a right titanic battle with only a point between the sides 0-10 to 0-9 after 13 minutes. However, this is where tide turned. For the next 17 minutes, Killavullen’s performance was too much for Buttevant to handle. Killavullen scored nine points in a row through Kian, Rory, Jamie and Owen. A magnificent display of football put this game to bed with a comprehensive score line of Killavullen 0-19 Buttevant 0-9. Killavullen now play Duairgle Geals in the final with a date to be confirmed.

The Killavullen team was; Niall Murray, Dan Cronin, Donal Cronin, Joe Cagney, Conor Brennan, Patrick O’Grady, Tomas Fennell, Colm O’Mahony, Evan Magner, Kian Lane (0-8) 6f, Chris o Callaghan (0-1), Barry Cotter, James Lyons, Rory Regan (0-8) 4f, Ian O’Mahony. Substitutes; Jamie Magner (0-1) for Conor Brennan inj Eoghan O’Hanlon for James Lyons Stephen Rea for Evan Magner Owen Magner (0-1) for Ian O’Mahony Darragh O’Connor for Tomas Fennell Colm Hannon for Barry Cotter.

Underage GAA – Killavullen juvenile players had a host of games last weekend, as the juvenile GAA season comes to a close, as the evenings close in, and the weather deteriorates. Our under-seven team played Grenagh in a blitz in Grenagh. Last Saturday. Our under-nines played Kilshannig in Killavullen and had to put up with the distraction of person lining the field, during their game. Our under-11s played Ballyhooley last Thursday night, to wind up their activities for the year. Under-13 hurling plate semi-final last Saturday, September 25, Killavullen V St Kevin’s in Milford at midday – we lost this game, on a final and exciting score of 9-15 to 5-08

Killavullen are through to the under-15 Division 2 Hurling Final, to be played next Saturday, the second in Mourne Abbey, against Liscarroll/Churchtown at 12.00, after a thrilling replay victory over Kilshannig 2-16 to 3-14 on Monday night of last week.