Monday 14 October 2019

Local Aldi backs cancer charity

Mitchelstown Matters

Paddy Ryan

Aldi's Mitchelstown Regional Distribution Centre staff has awarded the Irish Cancer Society a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous contribution to society and to help support its vital services.

The €500 grant was presented to Gail Dowling from the Irish Cancer Society by Ian O'Donoghue, Aldi's Mitchelstown Regional Distribution Centre 'Charity Champion'.

Now in its third year, hundreds of charities have been supported by the programme to date with over €200,000 donated by Aldi.

Group Buying Director of Aldi Ireland John Curtin was thrilled to see the Mitchelstown store support such a worthy cause.

"We are delighted our Mitchelstown Regional Distribution Centre employees have chosen to support the Irish Cancer Society, as it plays a pivotal role in offering services and supports to cancer patients across the country."

"Supporting the local communities our stores serve is something that we truly believe in," he added.

Through our Community Grants programme and partnerships with both FoodCloud and youth organisation Foróige, we have been able to directly help many of the worthwhile charities and organisations making a huge difference to County Cork."

Aldi has 22 stores in the county, and through its partnership with FoodCloud, its stores in Cork have donated over 230,000 meals to local charities to date.

As Foróige's lead sponsor since 2015, it has also helped support initiatives including the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards and the Aldi Foróige Junior Baking Competition.

Aldi's Community Grants Programme provides each Aldi employee with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community for support.

Nominated charities are assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.

Coffee morning

Assumpta Roche, Ballybeg, Mitchelstown wishes to sincerely thank all who supported her recent 12-hour coffee day for Marymount Hospice. A total of €3,140 was raised. Sincere thanks to all who helped.

Kildorrery Community Lotto

There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 5, 31 and 39. There were three lucky dip winners of €50 as follows : Coin Carroll, Limerick Road, Kildorrery; Frank O'Sullivan, Glasvanta; and Nell Ní Chroinín c/o Will Keating. Next week's jackpot is €1,500.

Park United FC Lotto

There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 17 and 19. Seven match-three winner shared €150, each receiving €22; they were Adrianne Finn c/o John Ryan; Mary Dawson c/o John Ryan; Willie Casey Roches Heights, Mitchelstown; Mary Nolan c/o Mulberry Tree; Esther O'Brien, Moher Crescent; Mary Dawson c/o John Ryan; Mike Ryan c/o Paul Fanning. Colin Lambe won a €25 voucher.

Mandeville Bridge

olst H/c Kathleen Condon and Mary Power, 2nd H/c Margaret Casey and Delia Conway, lst gross Frank O'Connor aned Geraldine O'Donovan, 3rd H/c Sheila Leahy and Birdie Walsh, 2nd gross Mary Waldron and Joan O'Shea, 4th H/c Freda O'Shea and Nora O'Connor, 3rd gross Noel Bradfield and John Lyons, 5th H/c Mary Walsh and Marie Condon.


Sheila O'Donnell: The death occurred on Friday, October 19, at Cork University Hospital (CUH) of Sheila O'Donnell, Kilrush Road, Ennis, and formerly of Abbeylands Nursing Home Kildorrery and Pollardstown, Mitchelstown. The late Sheila (née Casey) was predeceased by her husband, Dick, and her brothers, John and Willie.

There was a large and represented attendance at the removal on Sunday from O'Sullivan's Funeral Home Kilbehenny to Kilbehenny Church, and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to Mitchelstown adjoining Cemetery. To her sister, Kit (Molan); sisters-in-law, Nellie (Casey) and Cecily (Murphy); nieces; nephews; grandnieces; and grandnephews; all at Abbeylands Nursing Home; relatives; neighbours; and many friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Jim Ronan: The death occurred on Tuesday, October 23, at Mallow General Hospital of Jim Ronan, Baldwin Street, Mitchelstown. The late Jim was well-known locally as the proprieter of Ronans Foodstore up to the time of his retirement.

He was a very kind gentleman who was well known as a fundraiser for the annual Concern collections in Mitchelstown. His popularity was borne out in the very large attendance present at his funeral at the Chapel Of Rest, Mitchelstown, on Thursday evening, with removal to the Parish Church.

There was also a very fine gathering for the Requiem Mass and Burial on Friday. Cremation took place to the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. To his wife, Ann; sons, Pat and Maurice; daughters-in-law, Liz and Valerie; grandchildren Dylan, Robbie and Eppie; sister-in-law, Tessie, and her husband, Jimmy Quirke; brother-in -law, Billy Carroll; nephews, nieces; relatives; neighbours; and friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Patricia Hanley: The death occurred on October 23 of Patricia Hanley (née O'Halloran), 12 King Street, Mitchelstown, and formerly of Lattin, County Tipperary.

The late Patricia, who was well-known locally as a member of the local St Vincent de Paul Society, was a very kind person. Her popularity was borne out in the very large and represented attendance that was present at the removal on Friday evening from the Chapel of Rest, Baldwin Street, to the Parish Church, and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetery.

To her husband, Pat; sons, Galvin, Shane and Diarmuid; daughter, Niamh; Elizabeth (Maher) and Joan (O'Donoghue); grandchildren, Grace, Hugh, Scott, Eoin and Adam; daughters-in-law, Lynn and Claire; son-in-law, John; brother-in-law, Michael Maguire; sister-in-law, Sr Kathleen; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours; and many friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Michael Feeney: The death occurred on Wednesday, October 24, at Marymount Hospice Cork of Michael Feeney, Rivers Meadows, Kinsale, and formerly of Furrow, Mitchelstown. The late Michael had been in ill health for a while. He had been residing with his family in Kinsale for many years.

He was a popular member of the community, as evidenced by the very large and represented attendance at the removal on Thursday evening from Gabriel O'Donovan's Funeral Home, Kinsale, to St John the Baptist Church, Kinsale, and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Friday. Interment took place to the nearby St Eltin's cemetery.

To his wife, Patsy; sons, Michael, William and Paddy; brothers, Jim, John, Paddy and Ollie; sisters, Mary (Lyons) Leish (Mulcahy) and Pauline (Duggan); brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours; and many friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Denis Cremin: The death occurred on Thursday, October 25, at Strawhall Nursing Home of Denis Cremin, Ballinrush, Kilworth. The late Denis was a popular member of the local community. He was in his 95th year and predeceased by his wife, Lena. His popularity was borne out by the large attendance at the removal on Saturday evening from Ronayne's Funeral Home, Fermoy, to St Martin's Church, Kilworth, and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to Kilcrumper New Cemetery. To his sons, John Joe, Brendan, Michael, Christopher, and Adrian; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours; and many friends, we tender our sincere sympathy.

Mitchelstown CBS goes down fighting against St John the Baptist, Hospital

Mitchelstown CBS senior footballers lost out to John The Baptist, Hospital, in the Munster Senior B FC at Kilfinane on Wednesday last.

At half-time, Hospital led 2-7 to 0-7.

The winners moved eight points clear early in the second half by 2-9 to 0- 7.

Christy English goaled from a penalty.

CBS enjoyed a great spell and moved a point clear in the 53rd minute.

Kevin Noonan was denied a goal by the crossbar.

John The Baptist finished well, running out winners by 2-18 to 1- 16.

CBS' scorers were Christy English 1-10 (0-7f, 1-0 pen) Darragh Brennan (0-2), Tomas Vaughan (0-1), Timmy O'Sullivan (0-1), Dean Finn (0-1).

The team was Kieran Macken (Ballyporeen), Seamus Coleman (Mitchelstown), Matie Walsh-O'Grady (Kildorrery), David Hunter (Kildorrery), Dean Finn (Ballyporeen), Dylan Connolly (St Dominic's), Kevin Noonan (Kildorrery), Jack Fogarty (Glanworth), Aaron O'Brien (Mitchelstown), Jordan White (Mitchelstown), Christy English (Ballyporeen), Kieran Huurley (Kildorrery), Timmy O'Sullivan (Kildorrery), Tomas Vaughan (Ballyporeen), Sean Cunningham (Kildorrery).

The subs were Jake Buckley (St Dominic's) for Jack Fogarty; Darragh Brennan (Ballyporeen) for Kieran Hurley; and Oisin Brennan (Ballyporeen) for David Hunter.