Monday 23 April 2018

Community Council wins Mayor's award



Mourneabbey Community Council had great success in the inaugural cork county councils mayors' award held recently in the county hall.

33 communities and people were nominated for the awards. Cllr Noel O'Connor nominated Mourneabbey Community Council for the Northern Area for the work that was completed in the complex and the support we give to parish issues.

The award was decided by a panel of people which included the county manager and county mayor and her officials.

It was a great achievement for the community council and Liam Madden accepted the award on behalf of us.

He thanked the people of Mourneabbey for all the help they have given developing the complex, going back to the early 2000's when they gave £1000 from each household to buy the land.


GAA Lotto Results: The following are the lotto results for Friday 14th June. Numbers drawn 17, 20, 30, 31. There was no jackpot winner. Spot prizes: €50 Mervyn Tanner Castlebarrett, €30 Billy Donovan c/o Apple Computers, €20 Conor Corbett c/o Juvenile Club, €20 Cillian Church c/o D Church, €20 Leon & Kay Cahill Bottlehill. Next Jackpot €12,500. Draw takes place on Friday 21st June in O Mahoneys Bar Bottlehill.

The Clyda Div. 3 football team finished their 2013 league campaign on 11th June with an eye catching victory over Killavullen.

Right from the throw in the forwards worked hard to make good use of the possession of the clean ball won by Robert Walsh and Conor Crowley at midfield and by Daniel O'Callaghan at centre forward.

First off the mark was Christy Roche with a point from a free kick. A nice passing move then found Billy Mulcahy wide on the left and the former UL-Bohemians prop showed a keen eye for a score with a nice point from distance.

This was followed by a well taken goal by Conor Crowley and Clyda were beginning to move well. Four pointed frees from Daniel O'Callaghan were added by well taken point from wing-back David Madden.

The half was rounded of nicely by a defence splitting run by fellow wing-back William Cronin who crashed home a thunderbolt to the back of the net. Fresh legs at half time ensured that Clyda didn't let up the pace.

Early in the second period a great pass by Diarmuid Ronayne into the path of the season's leading goal scorer Tadhg O'Connor was duly dispatched for the night's third green flag. Despite the one sided nature of the contest, the Clyda backs continued to work hard and Pa Forde won a great ball that resulted in a fine point from Robert Walsh.

This was the cue to introduce Noel Walsh to the fray and showing no ill effects from a recent hamstring injury, Walsh showed a deft touch to set up fellow substitute Stephen Murphy for the his side's fourth goal that put the result beyond doubt.

The final score of 4 - 9 to 1 - 6 was just reward for a fluid display that leaves the team looking forward to the upcoming championship fixture against Killdorrey.

The team lined out as follows: Gearóid O'Shea, Darragh Walsh, Cathal Greene, Pa Forde, David Madden, Chris O'Connell, William Cronin, Robert Walsh, Conor Crowley, Seamus Madden, Daniel O'Callaghan, Diarmuid Ronayne, Christy Roche, Billy Mulcahy, Tadhg O'Connor.Subs used: Noel Walsh, Stephen Murphy, Cian Cronin, Sean Twomey, Sean O'Connor. Fixtures Premier Junior Hurling Clyda Rovers V Ballyhooley in Mallow Sunday June 30th at 3.30pm JBFC(2) Clyda Rovers V Kildorrery in Killavullen Monday June 24th at 7.30pm


Facing into this HSS U14 hurling championship semi-final against red-hot favourites, Ballyhooley, Clyda knew they up against it but to their credit the young Clyda team battled right to the end before conceding defeat.

In the quarter-final Clyda had got off to a dream start with an early goal but on this occasion it was their opponents who raced into an early lead. Ballyhooley scored 1-03 in the opening 10 minutes with Clyda scoring a point in reply from William Cronin.

Slowly coming to terms with their noticeably bigger opponents, Clyda fought their way back into the game. William Cronin sent a great clearance on to Ben O'Connor who sent a long-range shot into the Ballyhooley goal.

Ballyhooley continued to press and Dominic Cronin had to be sharp to touch the sliotar behind as he Ballyhooley full-forward flicked on a dropping ball.

Sean O'Sé pointed a good free for Clyda who continued to hang in but the hard-working defence were forced to concede a number of frees which Ballyhooley's expert free-taker converted to leave Ballyhooley well in control at half-time leading by 1-08 to 1-02.

With Donal O'Mullane's words obviously ringing in their ears Clyda started the second half in determined fashion. The tigerish Daniel Fitzpatrick, Sean O'Callaghan and David Walsh closed up shop for the Ballyhooley forwards and Eamon O'Doherty and Adam Walsh came more into the game.

Dara Buckley got the opening score and this was followed by a brace from Sean O'Se. Ballyhooley replied with a point but Clyda continued to grow in confidence and their opponents looked rattled.

Sean O'Se flicked a ball across the square but Clyda forwards following in shot narrowly wide into the side netting. Ben O'Connor was denied by a block-down right in front of goal just as he was about to score and Ballyhooley nerves were settled as they were awarded 2 more frees which they scored.

The teams continued to exchange scores as Clyda battled for a equaliser with a Dara Buckley point and a William Cronin free keeping the game alive. Dylan Flanagan had strong calls for a couple of frees not given by the referee but a Sean O'Se free had Clyda just four points behind when Conor Corbett pounced on a breaking ball to score a goal which put the game back into the melting pot.

It was not to be for Clyda however as two late points from Ballyhooley saw them through to the final on a score of 2-08 to 1-14.

Team: Dominic Cronin, Sean O Callaghan, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Darragh Buckley, William Cronin, David Walsh, Eamon O'Doherty, Ben O'Connor, Adam Walsh, Dylan Flanagan, Sean O'Shea, Conor Corbett, Sean Kelly, Matthew Cronin, Michael O'Callaghan, Pierce Buckley, Kevin Walsh.

Clyda U12s continued their recent winning run by beating Granard Gaels in the U12 hurling league on a score of 4-04 to 6-05.

Clyda had built up a big lead by half-time but then seemed to relax prematurely and allowed Granard Gaels to take over in the second half. Clyda were given a real fright in the second-half in what was a good lesson for these young players in the need to maintain concentration right to the end of a game.

Clyda Rovers Juvenile GAA club are holding a used-clothing appeal on Saturday 22nd June and would appreciate your support. Items such as (Clothes, Shoes, Soft Toys etc, Mobile Phones and Laptops can be taken. The club can organise collection of items if required. Please contact Michael Nyhan (086-9274663) or Marie Kelly (086-3895734).

Well done to Dara Buckley on taking part in the primary schools game at half-time in the Cork v Clare semi-final.

Clyda Rovers club are currently updating the club history, including a chapter dedicated to he juvenile club - if anyone has any newspaper clippings or team/player photographs for the period 1997-2012 please contact Don Forde (085-1999595).


Cork U21s won Aishling McGing Cup in a tight battle on Sunday 16th June in Askeaton versus Galway. The final score was Cork 0-13 to Galway 0-11. Bríd O'Sullivan captained the side and collected the very first U21 All Ireland title in Ladies Football! Well done to Bríd and also to Emma Coakley on the panel! Congratulations to Cork U21s and all management of the side.

Cork U14's play the All Ireland Final versus Kildare in Templemore, Co. Tipperary at 2pm on Saturday 22nd June. Amy Twohig and Ashling O'Callaghan are our Mourneabbey representatives on the panel so the very best of luck to you both!!


PTAA the annual mass for living and deceased members of Mourneabbey Pioneer Association will be celebrated in Analeentha church next Friday night June 21st at 8pm. Pins And certificated will be presented during the mass.

The annual pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Thursday 15th August 2013 further details later.