Sunday 22 September 2019

Around the districts: Killavullen, Liscarroll, Lismire, Mourneabbey

Killavullen: A very interesting talk on 'Native Birds in Ireland and Bird Migration' will be held in Nano Nagle Birthplace at Ballygriffin, near Killavullen on Saturday, September 7, at 11 a.m. It will be delivered by Dr Tom Kelly, who is retired from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in UCC. Dr Kelly has published extensively, and delivered numerous talks on environmental issues. His illustrated talk will cover birds native to Ireland as well as those who visit here from Africa and Scandinavia to breed during the summer months. He has been involved for years in the ringing and tracking of birds. Bookings can be made to 022 26411.

Later that day at 2 p.m., the Global Garden celebrating the tercentenary of the birth of Nano Nagle will be opened at the centre and all are welcome.


The lucky winners for the last week's have been Michelle Canon in Griffin's Bar and in the Haven it was Mary Linehan. Thank you all for your support to this fundraiser.


Cuisle Avondhu will have their enrolment night for the coming year on Friday, September 6, at seven - 830 p.m. in the Nano Nagle Birthplace, Killavullen. Classes are for guitar, button accordian, flute, concertina, banjo, fiddle, tin whistle and rentals are also available for some instruments. Auditions will also be held on the night for any new members wishing to join Orchestras. All orchestras are starting September 21 For more information please email or phone 086 0374166.


The annual vintage run will take place on Sunday, September 22, departing from the Community Hall. The morning of the run is a very busy time in the village with young and old taking pleasure seeing the well turned out vintage tractors. This year's run is in aid of the Conor Harnett Fund. All support is appreciated and welcome.

Contact for notes

Clubs and organisations - this is the time of year that people join new clubs and organisations. If you run or host a club in the parish and wish to promote your events or meetings please email

GAA club news

Kilshannig served notice that they will take a lot of beating in the destination of County Junior Honours in 2019 when they powered to a 1-16 to 0-08 win over us last Friday night in Mourneabbey.

Killavullen minors played their best football of the year when they powered to the Division 2 Rebel Óg football final, that was played in Charleville, against St Peter's to win out on a final score of 3-17 to 1-08.

Killavullen earned a deserved victory after a tough battle in Araglin against St Dominic's in the Plate Final of the Division 2 Final on Wednesday night. Playing some very attractive football and showing a willingness for hard work from the first to final whistle, this was a fine team performance.

Killavullen advanced to the final of the Division 2 under-16 Hurling championship when they defeated Kilara Óg in the semi-final on a final score of 4-16 to 1-09

LOTTO - Numbers drawn - 3, 19 and 34 - No Winner. The lucky-dip winners were as follows: €50 Amy, Stephen and Emily Rea - Seller Michael Rea. €30 Trevor Twohig - Seller John Angland. €20 Tom Lane - Seller John Angland.

The next draw will be in the Haven Bar and will be for €2,900

CLUB MERCHANDISE COMPETITION - To celebrate the imminent launch on the O'Neill's GAA Merchandise on the Killavullen GAA website, Killavullen GAA Club are sponsoring a novel completion that will run through the summer of 2019. The club seeks photographs of Killavullen merchandise or persons wearing Killavullen GAA apparel in front of a recognisable land mark or statue, anywhere around the world.

So take out the camera's and selfie sticks, and start snapping. No Climbing on statues or indulging in unsafe behaviour. Judges will be Máire O'Connor, Dave McCarthy and Joe Howard. All entries to be sent to;

Golf classic - Killavullen GAA Club intend to host their second golf classic, following on from the considerable success of last year, by going back to Doneraile golf club again, on Saturday, September 14.

The beneficiary this time round will be the adult and juvenile teams where a huge emphasis is placed on coaching now, and that is starting to reap rewards. We have had success already this year at under-14, under-16 and minor level, and we are not finished yet. All of that cost money to provide.

Three players are required for a team, and the cost is €120, with a meal (and Desert). We seek to get a few players, both adult and juvenile, aunts/uncles/mother-in-laws and any relative of players, playing golf for us, or using their contacts to get some sponsorship for us, where opportunities are available for Tee's and Green slots also.

Contact in the club organising the classic are: Joe Howard, Dave Brosnan, Eamonn Coakley, John O'Donovan or any committee member.

The format is three ball, best ball, and there are super prizes of Golf Outings to prestigious courses, Waterville, Fota and Castlemartyr. There is also prizes, for nearest the pin, and longest drives on selected holes, + a prize for the best non-Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) team.

ALL IRELAND under-15 SUCSESS - Congratulations to Kian Lane, Jamie Magner and Patrick O'Grady, who represented the club with considerable honour last Saturday playing with Cork in the all-Ireland Arrabawn Cup and plate competitions (under-15).

In the Arrabawn Cup, the semi-final pairings were as follows: Kilkenny v Galway in the Ragg and Cork v Dublin in Templetuohy, both had a midday throw-in times. The final was played in Boherlahan at 5 p.m., and Cork would out, featuring Kian and Jamie.

In the Arrabawn Plate, the semi-final pairings were as follows: Cork v Laois in Páirc na nÓg and Waterford v Clare in Kickham Park, with the throw-in at 11 a.m. The final took take place in Boherlahan at 2 p.m., and featuring local player Patrick O'Grady.

For this development squad tournament, Cork divided their development squads into two even groups, and progressed through the year with those groups, to the finals day in Tipperary.

ALL IRELAND MINOR WINNERS - Congratulation to local players, Michael O'Neill from Buttevant and Conor Corbett from Clyda Rovers, who gave an exhibition of their considerable football prowess in Croke Park on Sunday last to propel Cork to the Al Ireland Minor football championship. In a thrilling game, both players were instrumental to the success. Daniel Linehan from Castlemagner, and the Patrician Academy in Mallow also featured prominently in the game, while Aaron O'Brien from Mitchelstown was the Cork substitute goal keeper.

It is fantastic to have very local representation on these big days in Croke Park, and then see these players up close in our own field, playing in the local minor championships with their own clubs.



September is usually a quiet month for track and field athletes, but training will be ongoing throughout the winter, so that everyone will not lose the fitness built up throughout the year.

Coming up for some at the end of the month, on the last Sunday, September 29, will be the inaugural running of the Avondhu division Cross Country Championships. The ages for the competition will be for even age juveniles, ie under-10, 12, 14, 16 etc. Under-nine athletes will be able to compete with the under-10, the under-11s with the under-12 and so on. There will also be junior, senior and masters. Competitions will be held in Churchtown. This is a great opportunity for our athletes to have a go.

The Cork County Cross Country Championships will take place on the following Sunday, October 6, also in Churchtown.

TRAINING - On Mondays in Liscarroll from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Fridays in Doneraile commencing on September 13, starting at 6.30 p.m. for all athletes. Little Athletics will start up again on Thursday, September 12, in Liscarroll from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY - The First of the Cross Country Events will be on Sunday, September 29. This is a new competition for Athletes in the North West Side of County Cork (Avondhu Division) and is taking place on the Sunday before the County Cross Country in Churchtown. For Even Age Juveniles, under-10, under-12, under-14 etc.

DATES - Sunday, October 6; County Juvenile Even Age, under-23 and Novice X - Country at Churchtown

Sunday, October 13; County Juvenile Uneven Age, senior, and junior X - Country at West Muskerry

Sunday, October 20; Munster

Juvenile Evenage, under-20, under-23 and Novice X - Country at Limerick Race Course.

Sunday, November 10; Munster Juvenile Unevenage and Senior X-Country at (Cork Venue)

Sunday, November 17; Munster Masters and Juvenile Relays X-Country at (Kerry Venue).

Sunday, December 1; Munster Juvenile B, and Intermediate X-Country at Two Mile Borris, Tipperary.


Church Gate Collection

Lismire GAA will hold their Annual Church Gate Collection next Sunday 8th September in Lismire. All support is greatly appreciated.


Lismire have been drawn to play Tullylease in the semi-final of the Junior B Football Championship at a date and venue to be announced.

Duhallow Final

Best wishes to our footballers Darragh Kearney (Newmarket) and Mark Field (Kilbrin) who face each other in the Duhallow Junior Hurling Final in Tullylease at 3.00pm next Sunday.


Clyda Lotto

On August 30th Jackpot: €1,650. Winning numbers 6, 7, 13, 28. No winners. Lucky Dips €50: Eoin Spillane c/o Railway Bar €30: Denis Donavan c/o Ina O'Sullivan €20: Aidan & Gill O'Connor, Burnfort €20: Tom Murphy, Newberry €20: Noel O'Callghan, c/o Ina O'Sullivan

Cork Minors

Last weekend was a weekend where we went from a low to a high in 24 hours. On Saturday night, our Seniors were well beaten and knocked out by Ballincollig in the Senior championship. However this dissapointment was quickly erased with an amazing day in Croke Park when our club man Conor Corbett captained his county to win the all ireland v Galway. This was an absorbing game, where Cork came from the dead to win a brilliant game in extra time. Conor was amazing, kicking 1-7 from play and picked up the man of the match award. We were so proud of him.

We had a brilliant homecoming in the community centre monday night where we welcomed conor and his team mates with the cup. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success. We would also like to congradulate the neighouring clubs Buttevant,Castlemagner,Killshannig and Mitchelstown who had players involved in the panel and travelled in huge numbers to the homecoming