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Thursday 15 November 2018

Countdown on for Gaelscoil Mhuscraí opening its doors for first time

Blarney United Ladies Section show off their new kit, sponsored by Robert Harkin Countrywide Homes Auctioneers, Blarney.
Blarney United Ladies Section show off their new kit, sponsored by Robert Harkin Countrywide Homes Auctioneers, Blarney.

The Committee organised a BBQ in mid June to allow the parents who have children starting in the Gaelscoil the opportunity to get to know each other.The evening was a resounding success bringing togther parents who have enrolled their children not only for next term, but for th

IT’S all systems go for Gaelscoil Mhuscrai as it opens its doors for the first time on September 2 at O’Shea Park, Tower, home of Blarney United, to Junior and Senior Infant classes. Great credit is due to Parents involved on the Founding Committee who have worked extremley hard throughout the year to ensure that the school would be up and running this Autumn.

The Committee organised a BBQ in mid June to allow the parents who have children starting in the Gaelscoil the opportunity to get to know each other.

The evening was a resounding success bringing togther parents who have enrolled their children not only for next term, but for the years that lie ahead.

Gaelscoil Mhuscrai are currently advertising the post of temporary teacher for the school, and are hopeful an appointment will be announced by the end of July. Parents will then be given the opportunity to meet the teacher next month to discuss with him/her questions relating to the school.

Since December 2001 the Muskerry Parent & Toddler Group have been meeting in the Blarney United Clubhouse each Wednesday morning. The meetings have been very well attended and the group are extremely grateful to everyone who made the venture such a huge success.

The group are also in the processof setting up a new all Irish Naionra/Playschool in the same premises as the school. The Naionra will open mid September for four days a week, catering for children in the two and a half to five year old bracket. Parents in the Blarney/Tower area have expressed their delight and support of a new playschool in the area. Due to the population increase in the area in recent years there as been a shortage of places in playschools locally -Naionra will help alleviate the problem.

For further information regarding Gaelscoil,Parent & Toddler group or the new Naionra/Playschool contact - Treasa on ; 021 - 451 6874 / 087 - 6737558.

Muskerry RFC launched a major fund raising draw at Guinness House, Union Quay recently. The draw is confined to 2,000 members, each paying ?120 per ticket. Payments can be made in full or ?10 per month for 12 months by bankers order. Each month Muskerry R.F.C.will pay out 10,000 euros in prize money - 1st Prize ?5,000, 2nd Prize ?2,000 plus 30 prizes of ?100.

There will be 32 winners every month adding up to 384 winners per year, which represents a one in five chance of success.

Muskerry will invest profits from the draw into the construction of a new pavillion at their grounds in ‘Ellis Park’ Ballyanly. The new building will consist of up to six dressing rooms, 2/3 shower rooms a gym, two referee’s rooms, commitee room, toilets, store room and boiler room. The project is neessary to enable Muskerry RFC to cope with its ever incresing numbers. This year the club are starting a new third adults team and will also cater for almost 200 youths ranging in age from under 8 to under 18. The project is the biggest single invstment in the club’s 24 year history, it will benefit people from all parts of the barony of Muskerry for decades to come.

The first monthly draw takes place on Wednesday September 25 and the last Wedneday of the month thereafter except December when the draw will be held on Dec 18.

The organising committee of the ‘Muskerry Rugby Club Confined Members Club Draw’ would like to express their thanks to TOTAL WEAR sports in Mallow for sponsoring the cost of printing tickets and promotional material.



BLARNEY 2-15

AGHABULLOGUE 1-11

Blarney produced a polished display to defeat Aghabullogue in an enertaining Cumnor Construction Mid-Cork M.A H.C. tie at Donoughmore last week. This result done much to restore pride in Blarney hurling, following the intermediates exit from the ‘County’ at the hands of the same opposition. Favoured by wind and sun in the first period, Aghabullogue went two points up in the opening minutes. Ruairi Goggin opened Blarney’s account with a point from a free in the 8th minute before their opponents goaled direct from a sideline puck on the quarter. The teams swapped point for point to leave Aghabullogue 1-7 to 0-5 ahead by the 25th minute. But a long range goal by the impressive - Mark McCarthy plus a point from Mark Lee reduced Blarney’s arrears to a single point at the interval.

A further point from a Goggin free levelled the score on the resumption. In the 35th minute-Cork minor star Darragh McSweeney, opperating at full forward crashed the ball to the net to give Blarney a lead they were to maintain to the end. Blarney went into overdrive registering several marvellous scores, to run out deseving winners on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-11.

Blarney’s young stars will now face the winners of Ballincollig / Grenagh in the semi-final on Wednesday next.

Blarney; Peter McSweeney; Ross Lynch, James O’ Sullivan, Brian Flannery; Dermott Crowley, Daniel Cronin (capt), Stephen O’ Regan; Mark McCarthy, Michael Horgan; Brian Hurley, Tim O’Donovan, Ruairi Goggin; Mark Lee, Darragh McSweeney, Brian Deasy.

Subs; Ger O’ Donovan, Sean O’ Grady.

Scorers; Ruairi Goggin 0-6, Darragh McSweeney 1-2, Mark McCarthy 1-1, Mark Lee 0-2, Ger O’ Donovan 0-2, Michael Horgan 0-1, Brian Deasy 0-1.

BLARNEY 0-10 AGHABOLLOGUE 1-7

The saga of this year’s champioship matches between Aghabullogue and Blarney continued, when the sides clashed at Junior A level in Ballyanly on Sunday evening. The match which was played in persistant rain ended in stalemate. Despite the appalinng conditions, both teams kept the large attendance entertained for the hour.

Blarney dominated the first period with full forward Donal O’ Leary in fine scoring form. Five points from O’Leary and one from Brendan Sheehan helped the reds to a 0-6 to to 0-3 lead at the interval.

On the resumption points from Noel McCarthy, O’Leary and Niall Hayes increased Blarney’s lead to four points at the end of the third quarter. Aghabullogue hit back with a goal. But when substitute Mark Lee pointed, Blarney seemed to be home if not dry. However two injury time points from Aghabullogue levelled the match.

Full Time Score Blarney 0-10 Aghabullogue 1-7.the saga continues!

Blarney; Joe Barrett; Ian O’Riordan, Sean Linehan, Daniel Cronin; Fergus O’Rourke, Danny Crowley, Padraig Sheehan; Niall Hayes, Warren Downey; Sean Harrington; Tim Crowley, Noel McCarthy; John Deasy, Donal O’Leary, Brendan Sheehan.

Subs; Stephen O’ Brien, Mark Lee.



Scorers; Donal O’ Leary 0-6, Brendan Sheehan 0-1, Noel McCarthy 0-1, Niall Hayes 0-1, Mark Lee 0-1.

The Junior A footballers take centre stage on Saturday when they meet Iveleary in the Mid-Cork J.A.FC. at Carrigdrohid. Iveleary will enter the match as favorites. But the reds have impressed in their previous championship outings this year- a shock result could be in store.

Tomorrow evening, Friday, sees the final of the annual Guinnes/Blarney United Square League. As always a large attendance can be expected for what is one of the villages sporting highlights. The match kicks off at 8pm.



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