Monday 20 May 2019

Community news: Kanturk Calling

Kanturk open their Cork Senior hurling championship test with a tie against perennial favourites Sarsfields at Mallow on this Good Friday with a 7.45pm start.

Kanturk lost out to Newtownshandrum and Bishopstown in their two championship test last year's in their first season in the grade.

Kanturk warmed up for their championship opener with a solid 2-19 to 1-13 league win over Na Piarsaigh at Glantane on Thursday last 11th April and will be hoping the confidence of this victory will stand them in good stead on Friday.

Footnote: On Tuesday morning 16th April there was an approach from Sarsfield's club to agree an earlier start time (7pm) for the game.

At time of going to press it is not known if there is agreement between the clubs and the county board. Any change of time will be advertised on social media.

Scor Disappointment:

The trip home from Castlebar on Saturday last was one of disappointment for Kanturk supporters after Muireann Vaughan was unsuccessful in her bid to win the All Ireland Scor Sincear finals in Solo Singing.

In truth, of the four participants in the competition, the smart money was on Muireann to succeed in her second year in a row appearing in the finals and the eventual winner would not be in the top three out of the four contestants.

When the results were announced there was a hushed auditorium at the surprise of the injustice done to the Kanturk representative.

Easter Camp:

Kanturk Juvenile GAA will hold an Easter Camp on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April at Banteer indoor Astro Turf from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The camp is open to U8 and U10 year olds and cost €10 for one day or €15 for two days per per-son. Payments will be taken at the door.

Fixture: Friday 19th April at Mallow; Cork SHC 1st Round, Kanturk v Sarsfields 7.45pm.


Parish Easter ceremonies

Parish of Kanturk and Lismire:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, morning mass at 10am (Kanturk). Parish Penitential Service on Tuesday 16th April at 7.30pm (Kanturk).

Easter Tridum:

Holy Thursday, no morning mass. Mass of The Lord's supper at 8pm Kanturk and 9pm Lismire. Commissioning of Ministers of The Eucharist. Bringing Gifts for the poor (Trocaire Boxes).

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrement at the Alter of Repose until 10pm. (Tro-caire Boxes shuld be handed in before evening mass).

Good Friday, no morning mass. A day of fast and abstinence. Celebration of The Lord's Supper at 4pm in Kanturk, 3pm in Lismire. Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm in Kanturk and 8pm Lismire. (Annual Collection for the Holy Land Shrines).

Holy Saturday no morning mass, Blessing of The Easter Breakfast for the Polish and Eastern European Community at 11.30am in Kanturk. Confessions from 12noon to 1pm. Easter Vigil at 8pm in Kanturk, candles for the Easter Vigil will be available in the Church. (Easter Offerings for the Clergy will be taken on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday morning).

Easter Sunday Mass at 10am and 12noon in Kanturk and 11am in Lismire.

Beannachtaí na Cásca díobh from Fr Toby, Fr John and The Parish Council.


Great win for U12’s in cup tie

Kanturk Afc U12s played a cup match V Watergrashill in very wet and windy conditions on Sunday morning last, where the ending was somewhat extraordinary.

Both teams started well and there was very little between the two sides. Kanturk were unlucky not to score early on but good goalkeeping kept them out.

Both teams battled the elements and each other and it was all square at half time, nil all.

The second half picked up where the 1st ended, both with chances, great defensive work from the back three and goal keeping kept them out.

Watergrasshill took the lead 15 mins in from a well taken free kick. Kanturk took the match to Watergrasshill after this and stepped it up a gear. With 10mins left on the clock Donnacha O'Leary crossed in a great ball from the wing which was met by Gavin Finn and he put it in the back of the net.

From there, both teams battled to the end; full time: 1 all.

With conditions very poor, both teams agreed to go straight to penalites. Kanturk's cool under pressure came out on top and two great saves and one goal scored from keeper Danny Cronin ensured Kanturk progressed to the next round.

Best for Kanturk: Danny Cronin, Dylan Morley, Eoin O'Keeffe.

Kanturk AFC arranged a bus to Turners Cross on Friday 12th for the Cork City Fc V St. Pat's game at which the Under 11 squad played at half time for 15 minutes. This was well organised, thanks to CCFC. The Club would like to thank all coaches who travelled to Cork with the Kids - there was great excitement and they had a wonderful time.

Kanturk AFC in association with Duhallow AC will host a Run/Walk on Sunday May 26th in Kanturk. Registration in Edel Quinn Hall from 9am. Walkers off at 10am, Runners off at 10.15am.

Refreshments after in Edel Quinn Hall. Everyone welcome. Registration is €10, Family €20 (2Adults 2Children).


Darkness into light

Help save lives by walking from Darkness into Light - join Pieta House and Electric Ireland in the Global fight against suicide and self-harm on May 11th.

On May 11th almost 250,000 people in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness into Light.

Darkness into light, organised by Pieta and proudly supported by Electric Ireland since 2013, is a global movement dedicated to ending suicide and supporting those who engage in self harm. Pieta And Electric Ireland are now calling on the people of Kanturk and the greater Duhallow area to join the expected 250,000 participants across the globe. Kanturk walkers can register online at

By walking from Darkness into Light everyone can play a part in removing the stigma around suicide and self-harm and spreading the power of hope around the world.

The walk will start in the Edel Quinn Hall at 4.15am on May 11th and finish there also with a well-deserved cup of tea.

Darkness into light is promoted locally by Kanturk Mens Shed.