Wednesday 21 February 2018

Community news: Around Mallow

The Blackwater Valley Darts singles competition was held last Friday night in Maureen's Bar.

All seven teams in the league were represented on the night and all the players had only one thing on their mind, and that was to lift the singles Cup.

After dividing the players into four groups Dave O'Brien and Peter O'Donovan qualified from group A. Pat Leahy and Brendan Broderick went through from group B as did Steve Connolly and John Holland in group C while group D had Nicky Sherman and John Leonard.

In the first quarter-final, Peter O'Donovan was hitting good scores, including two 180s, to beat Pat Leahy 3-0.

Brendan Broderick gave Dave O'Brien the white wash 3-0 in their game and John Holland took out John Leonard 3-1 in the third quarter final. In the last quarter final Nicky Sherman lost to the in form Steve Connolly 3-1.

In the first semi-final Broderick beat O'Donovan 4-2 in a very close game and Connolly was too strong for Holland in the second semi-final with a 4-1 win.

The final was between Broderick, representing Maureen's, and Connolly from Molly's Bar in Bweeng. Connolly took off to a blistering start winning the first three games. Then Broderick won the next two games but Connolly was not going to lose this one and in the last game he was first to hit the double for a great back to back singles win.

Next year Connolly will be going for a hat trick of singles titles.

Blackwater Valley Darts would like to thank all the players who played on the night and special thanks to Maureen's Bar and there staff for a great night.

Kube winner donates winnings

Last week Dave Coyle, the recent Kube winner, was hailed for his genoristy when he donated his €1,000 winnings to two Mallow groups.

Dave won the event in April when it was staged at the Mallow GAA Complex in Carrigoon. Dave divided his winnings and donated €500 to the Patrician Academy Parents Association and to Le Cheile FRC.


Daniel (DJ) McCarthy R.I.P.

The death took place on Wednesday, April 27 of Daniel McCarthy at the Cairn Hill Nursing Home, Bray.

Formerly of Mallow, Daniel lived in Dublin and is predeceased by his wife, Nuala, and survived by his sons Justin, Rory and Cormac, daughter Mary, family and friends.

Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Mary's Church at 12noon on Saturday, April 29 followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

We extend our since sympathy to the McCarthy family.

Patrick O'Leary R.I.P.

The death took place on Sunday, May 7 of Patrick O'Leary at Cork University Hospital.

From Canon Sheehan Place, Doneraile, Patrick was a Dairygold (Mallow) milk delivery lorry driver for many years before his retirement some years ago.

He is predeceased by his infant son Padraig and survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Hennessy) son John, daughters Margaret (McAuliffe), Patricia (O'Callaghan), brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and kind neighbours.

Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Nativity Of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Doneraile on Wednesday, May 10 at 2pm with burial afterwards in Oldcourt Cemetery, Doneraile.

To the O'Leary family we express our sincere condolences.

Duhallow Vintage Club display at festival

A Duhallow Vintage Club Display will be staged at Cork Racecourse Mallow in conjunction with the Home and Garden Festival on Sunday, May 28.

The club welcomes all types of classic and vintage cars, lorries, trucks, tractors and motorbikes to take part in this display all to seen on display. It will be a special day for all Ford fans with many classic Ford models on display.

All this is brought to you with the excellent assistance of their sponsors, O'Brien's Mallow and Jim Doherty Motor Factors and Spares in Mallow and Newmarket.

For more information contact club PRO John O'Sullivan on 087 298 9277 or Willie Hogan at 087 256 3524.


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