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Operation Transformation walkers being led out by club volunteers in Killavullen on 1st February

Operation Transformation walkers being led out by club volunteers in Killavullen on 1st February

Operation Transformation walkers being led out by club volunteers in Killavullen on 1st February

Killavullen: Operation Transformation - Last Saturday at 3pm in the pitch area, Helen Cagney as Healthy Club Officer for 2020 led out the Operation Transformation Group on the three km or five km walk.

Stewards were provided on the route by the minor panel of players. The chosen route had been previewed in advance by the club safety officer, Tommy O'Callaghan, and his recommendations with regard to the safety of the group were taken on board. Shirley Lankford warmed up the group before they set off, so that there would be no injuries on the day with pulled muscles or strained calf's.

The GAA club would like the community to join them in their operation transformation walk which will occur again on next Saturday, February 8, and each and every Saturday till Saturday, February 29, at 3 p.m. Meeting at the GAA pitch and walking the beautiful pathways of Nano Nagle for three or 5km, which ever you choose to do. Everyone needs to wear a High VIS and primary school children need to be supervised by an adult.

Any queries or volunteers to help contact Helen Cagney: 085 7041674.

GAA club membership 2020

Membership for all aspects of the club is now due for 2020, and the club would be gracious if persons will pay the appropriate fee to any committee member, or make arrangement to pay directly, to the club treasurer Seán Turner at 086 6015779 or membership officer John O'Donovan, at 086 3934232.

For the general public, the rates for 2020 are as follows: Full Adult membership - Working - €50. Student/OAP - €30.

Premium level tickets for Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

In order to entice more members for 2020, the club has purchased two Premium level tickets for Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Brian Mellerick got more than the price of his membership back in one single scoop, when he emerged from the draw, to be the recipients of the two tickets for last Saturday night, for the game between Cork and Tipperary. Brian made a good night of it, travelled up by train, and ate in the dining facilities at the ground. Brian said afterwards that it was a brilliant night, and wished to be placed in the draw for future tickets without hesitation, and would thoroughly recommend the experience.

It is hoped to encourage some more of our great supporters to become great members. Only by being a member can you influence the direction of your club.

Pay before March 2 to avail of chance to use club Premium Tickets for games in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The next scheduled game is Cork V Down, on Sunday next, February 9. With Cork having played two games in the Allianz Division 3 league, and having encountered wins against Offaly and Leitrim, they will be hoping to carry forward that momentum in their quest to win promotion out of Division 3.

The Rebels' relegation from Division 2 last season meant that Ronan McCarthy's men are in Division 3 in 2020. Add in the introduction of the new Tier two football championship and there is even more pressure on Cork to earn promotion back to Division 2 instantly.

If Cork don't finish in the top two in Division 3 after the seven league games, then they will have to beat Kerry in next summer's Munster SFC semi-final if they want to compete in the all-Ireland championship. Otherwise, they're consigned to Tier two.

It all means that there is a lot at stake for Cork in this year's league, so support of the team is vital.

Support from the comfort of a Premium level seat adds to the experience.

Paid up members will be entered in a draw for free tickets to league and championship games in this venue., but you must notify the club PRO by the Friday preceding the game, to notify the club of your interest in the tickets.

Under-21 Championship

The under-21 football championship in Avondhu is due to commence next Saturday, February 1. Killavullen received a bye in the first round, and wait on the winners of the Charleville and Buttevant game. Killavullen are due to play on February 8, but the weather may play havoc with the commencing of the championship, so we wait and see.

Patrician Academy success

Congratulations to Patrician Academy Mallow senior footballers on winning the Munster senior championship in Kilmallock v Abbey CBS the final score 3-6 to 0-7, and congratulations to the Killavullen representatives on the team and panel.

Dumping in Nagle Mountains

The Nagle Mountains area fantastic amenity on our doorstep. It clears the mind of the troubles of life to be walking or cycling on the trails, or observing the skill and daring exploits and feats of those who use who use the trails for motor cross. All are welcome, and it is completely free and open.

It is very sad then, to come across indiscriminate dumping. That meant that a person deliberately choose to drive to an isolated location, park their vehicle, and haul their bags of rubbish to a quiet location and mindlessly toss then aside. A desperately sad reflection on those that do this sort of thing, and reflects so poorly, on what they think is acceptable in society in 2020.

Save our planet, decries the admirable Greta Thunberg. Let's bring it all home, and start on our own doorstep.

The desperately sad thing is that most of the rubbish observed could be recycled, but the easy option by the mindless morons was to dump it, in our mountains.

Hopefully, they have been observed on the CCTV cameras, which have been installed discreetly around the mountain trails, and the full rigours of the law will be doled out.

The Waste Management Act imposes a general duty of care on holders of waste, under which a person may not hold, transport, recover or dispose of waste in a manner that causes, or is likely to cause, environmental pollution. Penalties for serious dumping offences provided for under the Waste Management Acts are substantial.

Persons, who are found to be responsible for, or involved in, the unauthorised disposal of waste are liable to a maximum fine of €5,000 on summary conviction and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months, and to a maximum fine of €15 million on conviction on indictment and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years.​​


Ladies football

REGISTRATION - Club registration night for 2020 will be held on Tuesday 25th February in Kilshannig GAA Complex. All registration to be renewed on or before the night. Registration forms will be available next week.

Training Schedule 2020: U8/U10 are due to start back on Saturday mornings 21st March time TBCU12 will start back on Saturday 15th February INDOORS from 11-12U14 - Monday nights INDOORS from 6-7U16 -Thursday nights INDOORS from 6-7Minors/U21 & Juniors - Friday nights INDOOR 9-10 and Sunday mornings OUTDOORS at 10amGumshields are compulsory for all players. €2 cost per player for use of INDOOR facilities. Any changes to the above will be notified by text to each panel and will be on our social media pages. All new players welcome.



The Annual General Meeting of Lismire GAA Club was held in the Community Centre recently. In his opening address, outgoing Chairman Tony McAuliffe thanked all the members who gave up their free time to do work for the club.

In her annual report Club Secretary, Karen Field gave a detailed account of the club's activities during the year and thanked the officers and members who helped her during her first term of office. Treasurer, Tom Stritch presented a comprehensive report of the club finances and emphasised the importance of fundraising in the face of spiralling club running costs.

Following a discussion on various club topics the following officers were elected: Life Presidents Charlie O'Reilly, Con Ahern and Denis Jones; Chairman Maurice Field Vice-Chairman Joe Aherne; Secretary Karen Field; Assistant Secretary Colm Noonan; Treasurer Tom Stritch; Registrar & Membership Officer Sean Duggan; PRO Oliver Kearney; ASAP Officer James O'Neill; Cultural Officer James Moynihan; Children's Officer Dympna O'Neill; Players Reps Richard Kiely and Mark Field; Duhallow Board Delegates Maurice Field & Joe Aherne; County Board Delegates Maurice Field and Oliver Kearney; Youth Officers: Joe Noonan, Maurice Hayes, Jeremiah O'Neill, Edmund Hayes and Gerdy McSweeney; Football Selectors; James O'Neill, Paddy Sheahan and Tim Aherne. Club Committee: Club officers plus Tony McAuliffe (ex-officio), Pat Bourke and Tim Aherne.

Membership is now open at €30 for Adults and €50 for Family membership. New members welcome.

The late Tom Heffernan

The Community of Lismire came together recently to honour a true gentleman of the village.

Tom was a popular member of the community and since he settled in Lismire after returningfrom England a good number of years ago he got involved in all aspects of the village which wasevident from the guard of honour that he received.

Tom was caretaker of the local school for manyyears and was honorary president of Lismire Community Association.

Condolences to his wife Marion and his family. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam. May he rest in peace.


Clyda Rovers GAA

Lotto - Results for 31 January. Jackpot: €4,650. Winning numbers 1,17,25,28; no winner. Lucky Dips: €50: Lisa Thornhill,Glynn; €30: John Murphy, c/o Dan Joe; €20: Lucy Browne, Barrinclay; €20: Lisa O'Sullivan, Ivy Bridge; €20: Bridie McGlinchey, Toureen. Thanks to all who support our lotto.

Senior Football League - Clyda Rovers commenced this years league campaign away to Newcestown last Sunday in tough conditions. They lost by a point on a scoreline of 0-6 to 1-4.

C103 Sports Awards - Well done to Conor Corbett who won the Kieran O'Driscoll Youth Award at the Annual C103Cork Sports Awards in Rochestown last weekend

Patrician Academy - Congratulations to Patrician Academy who had a great win in the Munster Final last weekend. We were well represented by Conor who was Captain, Sean, David, Eoin, Dominic, Sean, Gary , Rowan and Coach Derek.

Puc Fada - We were delighted to handover the proceeds of our Puc Fada to two great charities (Liams Lifts and Crumlin Hospital) last weekend. Well done to all who contributed to our puc fada raising €1120

Ten Year Plan - Our Ten year plan was launched in front of a large crown last weekend. This was the result of great work by our members led by the Steering group of Eamon O'Sulliva, Liam Cronin, Jeremiah Roynane and Marie Kelly.

It is hoped that every house will recieve a copy of this over the next few weeks

Clubs Draw Winner - Well done to Eileen Curtin who won €1000 in last months draw