Saturday 19 October 2019

Community news: Mitchelstown Matters

Mitchelstown Golf Club were crowned Munster Junior Foursome winners last week end for the first time in the club's history.

They defeated Douglas by the narrowest of margins in the semi-final, and beat Adare Manor in the final.

The team was: Sean Leonard, Tristan Nolan, Adam Luddy and Tommy Maher. Next up is a trip to Tramore for the All-Ireland finals on September 30, where they will meet Sligo, with an 8am start.

Autumn walks

Mitchelstown Walking Group carries on twice weekly from the Leisure Centre.

You are welcome to come along on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm on a regular basis.

Walking is good, amazingly powerful, and scientifically proven to enhance body and mind.

Call to MLC Brigown Road or contact Mitchelstown Walking Group on (087) 932 0062 for details.

If you're over 50 and want to tone up , then come along to the Tesco Meeting Room, with its controlled temperature, on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.

For further details, you can ring (087) 358 9734.

Kilacluig choir

New members are always welcome to Kilacluig choir, whether they be singers ormusicians.

If interested, you can contact Caitriona Fox (086) 376 0487.

Junior A history as Ballygiblin end 14-year wait

Ballygiblin Junior A hurlers bridged a 14-year gap when they won the Divisional Junior A Hurling Championship title at Fermoy on Saturday by defeating Shanballymore 1-15 to 0-12.

Following a keenly contested game, the winners held a slight edge for most of the hour, and a goal in the 56th minute by Cathal O'Mahony sealed the win.

The team for the match was as follows: Christopher Noonan (Capt) Greg Carroll, Fionn Herlihy, Diarmuid Lynch, Brian O'Gorman, Barry Coffey, James Mullins, Dean Barry, Sean O'Sullivan, Lorcan Finn, Mark Keane (0-2), Pat Molloy, Brian O'Sullivan George Pendle (0-8, 0-5f, 0-1 '65'), Cathal O'Mahony (1-5).

Subs used were Shane Cahill for Dean Barry, Joe O'Sullivan for Pat Molloy, Dylan Reidy-Price for Brian O'Sullivan, Dave Moher for Lorcan Finn.

In under-14 football, the Mitchelstown under-14 A footballers lost out to Duairgle Gaels in the Rebel Óg Under-14 A Football Championship semi-final at Kildorrery on Saturday.

'Town' had no answer to a physically stronger Millstreet Cullen outfit.

At half-time the winners led 5-9 to 0-0.

'Town' improved on the changeover, but there was no denying the Gaels their place in the final against Kilshannig on a scoreline of 6-12 to 0-5.

The Mitchelstown team was as follows: Jake Fox, Eoghan Geary, Tadhg Kent, James Luddy, Bobby Baker, James Connolly-Murphy, Oisin Hanrahan (0-1), Cathal Sheehan, Gavin O'Donoghue, Kevin Cotter (0-1), Adam Barry, Luke Keane (0-1), Eoin Flynn (0-1), Fionn Hanrahan (0-1f), and Cormac Luddy. Subs used: Paul O'Flynn for James Luddy; David O'Sullivan for Eoin Flynn; Eoin Flynn for Eoin Geary.

Ballyhoura Macra ready to throw in for their 7-a-side competition

Ballyhoura Macra are organising a big event on Saturday, September 8, at 6pm.

They will hold a 7-a-side Gaelic Football tournament at Shanballymore GAA Grounds.

All Macra Clubs and any 7-a-side teams are encouraged and welcome to attend and participate.

Valuable prizes will be presented for the winners and runners-up on the night.

As many teams are expected to partake, please note the early start time.

Signing in of teams will commenced from 5.15pm to 5.45pm, and throw in for the event is at 6pm sharp.

This occasion will be followed by the annual BBQ in Irwin's Bar in Shanballymore. This will take place at approximately 8pm.

Later in the evening, at 10pm, there will be live music.

A raffle will also be held on the night, with lots of prizes up for grabs.

A very enjoyable and entertaining evening is assured for all, young and old, whether participating in the competitions or attending as spectators.

If you are interested in entering a team, you are asked to contact Billy on (087) 417 5983. If you would like to find out any more information, you can check out the event's Facebook page.

"Looking forward to seeing you all there," a member of the organising committee said.


Sean Quane

The death occurred on Tuesday, August 28, at Cork University Hospital of Sean Quane, Kilacluig, Mitchelstown.

The late Seán was a very popular member of the farming community.

His popularity was borne out in the very large and represented attendance at the funeral on Thursday evening at the family home, and also at the Requiem Mass at St Joseph's Church, Kilacluig, and burial on Friday.

Interment took place to Mitchelstown Churchyard Cemetery.

To his wife, Elizabeth (née Kearney); son, Eamonn; daughters, Kathleen, Eilish, Marion and Claire; grandchildren; sons-in-law, Tom Barry and John Naughton; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours; and many friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Tom Burke

The death occurred on August 26 at Mallow General Hospital of Tom Burke, Ballinatona, Kilbehenny. The late Tom was well known locally.

There was a large attendance at Kilbehenny Church for reception and prayers.

There was also a large attendance at the Requiem Mass and burial on Thursday.

Interment took place to the local Church Grounds.

To his relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.

Mass in Mitchelstown honours grandparents

The Catholic Grandparents Association's annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, September 9, in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm.

Everybody is welcome to honour and thank grandparents for all they have done for us down through the ages.

Principal celebrant is Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio, and special guest Dana will sing 'Our Lady of Knock'.

In recognition of the great contribution that grandparents make to the Church, to family, to parish and to society in teaching and passsing on the faith, Mitchelstown Parish Pastoral Council have organised that the 11.30am Mass in the Parish Church on that Sunday September 9.

It will be in celebration for grandparents and families. All are welcome to attend.

Local lottery update

There was no jackpot winner of the Kildorrery Community Lotto.

The numbers drawn were 16, 17, and 31. There were three lucky-dip winners of €50 each: Mary Coughlan, Farrahy Road, Kildorrery; Pat Roche, Limerick Road, Kildorrery; and Martin Hennessy, Springvale, Kildorrery.

Next week's jackpot is €4,700.

In the Park United FC lotto, the numbers drawn were 7, 13, 16 and 17, and there was no jackpot winner.

Six match-three winners each received €25 as follows: S Quigley c/o John Ryan; John Fox c/o John Ryan; Michael Walsh Jnr c/o Davy; Michael Hennessy c/o John Ryan; Kate Fitzgerald c/o John Ryan; and Josie O c/o Mulberry Tree. The winner of a €25 voucher was Julia Carroll, Captain Keane's Grove, Mitchelstown.

Next week's jackpot is €1,450.

There was no winner of the Glanworth GAA lotto jackpot of €8,700 last weekend.

The numbers drawn were 17, 25, 26 and 32.

There were five lucky-dip winners of €25 each.

These were Annie O'Rourke c/o The Local Bar; Ted McCarthy c/o Carey's Shop; John O'Keeffe c/o Liam Cotter; Denis Hanrahan c/o Denis Hanrahan; and Dave Carey c/o John Condon.

Candlelight vigil

A candlelight vigil for victims of the cervical screening crisis will take place in Mitchelstown's New Square this Friday, September 7, at 9pm.

People are asked to bring a candle to spell hope for the victims.

The public is also asked to share the details of this event with their friends on social media.

Bus is set for Knock pilgrimage

There will be a bus leaving the old Mart Premises on Saturday, September 8, for the St Vincent de Paul Pilgrimage to Knock.

The cost of this bus is €20, and €7 for children.

To book your place, you are asked to contact the Ozanam Centre.

You can get in touch with the centre by phoning (025) 84733.