Friday 23 March 2018


ON Thursday night, May 3, the mighty titans of Mourneabbey took on their old rivals, Milford, in a highly entertaining u12 football league final, w

ON Thursday night, May 3, the mighty titans of Mourneabbey took on their old rivals, Milford, in a highly entertaining u12 football league final, which was played in Ballyclough with expert refereeing by Bernie Casey and his team.

In the first half, there was very little between both sides. Milford got off to a flying start, but Clyda Rovers stuck diligently to their task and started to pull back Milford's lead.

In the second half, the Mourneabbey u12s picked up the pace of the game and gradually took the upper hand.

From the goalkeeper to the forward line, the Mourneabbey marvels fought tooth and nail for every ball. This was a huge team effort, which culminated in Clyda Rovers becoming the u12 N Cork league champions on a scoreline of Clyda Rovers 1-10, Milford 1-5.

Barry Ahern, the N Cork juv board chairman, in his address to the huge attendance, praised both teams for a very entertaining and sporting contest. He continued by praising Ballyclough for the great condition of the venue.

The Clyda Rovers captain, Kieran Conway, on accepting the u12 N Cork league cup, thanked the coach and selectors, Connie O'Sullivan, Brian Flanagan and John Nunan for the hard work and dedication that they have given to the u12 panel. This resulted in a resounding applause from the Clyda Rovers supporters.

Kieran continued by thanking his team for their marvellous effort, which resulted in this great win. He concluded by asking everyone to join him in giving three cheers to Milford.

The juv club wish to thank Dee and Chrissie Lane for the wonderful reception and refreshments the u12 team and their supporters received on arrival at D Ranch after the game.

Clyda Rovers team: C Flanagan, M O'Sullivan, R O'Sullivan, P Stack, K Fitzgerald, C O'Sullivan, S Conroy, K O'Gorman, K Conway, Captain, A Collier, D Roche, C O'Sullivan, D Nunan, D O'Mullane, D Madden.

C/R subs: P Lane for D Madden, D Ronayne, R Carey, D Mulcahy, A Gilson, F O'Shea, D Carey. C/R scorers: D Roche 0-6, D Madden 1-0, K Conway 0-2, A Collier 0-1, D Nunan 0-1.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: On reaching his 91st year, John Murphy of Ballinamona, was the VIP at a special birthday party, which was held on Saturday last with family, relatives and friends in Carhookeal House, Mallow, being the father of a musical family, there was no shortage of singers and musicians.

A wonderful night was enjoyed by all, especially John, who is looking forward to another big party in 12 months time.

CHORAL SOCIETY: A meeting, organised by the Mallow Arts Alliance will be held in the Mallow Park Hotel on Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm. The purpose of the meeting is to further promote the organisation of a choral society.

They will welcome male and female singers.

SYMPATHY: Condolences are extended to Mary O'Callaghan (nee Dinan) of Monee on the recent tragic death of her six year old grand nephew, Patrick Daly of Summerhill, Mallow.

Patrick was fatally injured when he fell through the roof of a new school building.

Sympathy is extended to his parents, John and Julie, his three sisters, relatives and friends.

Sympathy is extended to Hugh Adams, Knuttery, on the recent death of his brother in law, Jerome Murphy, 6 Fair St, Mallow and uncle in law to the O'Callaghan and Sullivan families of Knuttery and Island.

Ar dheis lamb de go raibh a h-anam dilis.

CARD DRIVE: The following are the results of the weekly 45 card drive, which was held in Mourneabbey community centre on Wednesday, May 9. 1st and 2nd divided, Bridgie O'Connor and Kathleen Healy, Jim Barrow 7 and Finbarr Murphy, Mary Hickey and Babe O'Donoghue. Ladies divided, Joan O'Callaghan and Gertie Clogan, Nellie O'Flynn and Josie McCarthy. Mixed Joan Murphy and John Buckley. Gents divided, J P O'Connor and Tony Earl, Jerry O'Donoghue and Steve Moylan, Sean Creedon and Fr Cogan. Spots Mary O'Flynn and Denis Browne, Maureen O'Connor and Ina O'Keeffe. Raffle winners, Bridgie O'Connor, Matt O'Sullivan J P O'Connor, Lily Cahill.

The results of the next card drive, which as held on Wednesday, May 16 will be published next week.

BADMINTON FINAL: On week ending May 6, Mourneabbey had two representatives competing in the Cork Co u17 badminton finals, which took place in the Mahon Sports Complex in Mahon. Timothy and Donal Stack of Ballyknocking did the parish proud by defeating strong opposition on their way to the county final, but on this occasion they were barely shaded by the Carrigaline team.

Well done Timothy and Donal and congratulations on reaching the Cork Co badminton finals.

FLEADH CHEOIL: On Sunday, May 13, Mourneabbey was well represented in the Cork Co fleadh cheoil, which was held in Macroom. The young people who took part were Ann Marie Curtin, Clashmorgan, who competed in the u14 violin, Danniella Corkery, Ballyphillibeen, u15 concertina Paula Stack, Ballyknocking u12 violin.

Cathy Ann Stack of Ballyknockin, gained 1st place in the u15 traditional piano, Michael Looney, Lissard, achieved 1st place in the u15 traditional guitar accompaniment and Timothy Stack, Ballyknockin, was awarded 2nd place in traditional piano and 2nd place in the piano accordion.

Well done to all the young musicians of the parish who competed. The prize winners will represent Cork in the Munster fleadh ceoil final, which will be held in Skibbereen in July. The best of luck to you all.

CLYDA ROVERS LOTTERY: There was no jackpot winner of the draw held on May 9 at D'Ranch. The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 23 and 25.

Well done to the spot prize winners who were Dan O'Sullivan, Monaparson, Jerry O'Mahony, The Hill, Mark O'Sullivan, Monaparson, Katie McGlinchey, Toureen, Kathleen Flynn, co D Ranch, Kittie Church, Rockhill and Damien Forde, Knockbrack. The jackpot on Wednesday, May 16 was £4,150 and the draw took place at The Hill, Bottlehill. Our sincere thanks to all our supporters, ticket sellers and all those who attend the draw each week.

FOPROIGE: The weekly youth club meeting, which was held in Mourneabbey Community Centre on Saturday, May 12 was once again well attended and supervised by Michael Green. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, May 19. Parents requested to be in attendance in a supervisory capacity are Ann Conway and Nora Mullane.

If unable to attend on your night of supervision, please contact another person on the rota to fill in for you. Collect the key of the hall at Derry Murphys before and return it after the youth club.

JUVENILE PRESENTATION: On Sunday, May 13, Dee and Chrissie Lane of D'Ranch presented Cathal Cronin, coach of Clyda Rovers junior football team with a cheque to the value of £100 for the purchase of O'Neills footballs. The presentation was very well attended.

Clyda Rovers junior mentors and panel would like to take this opportunity to thank Dee and Chrissie for their continuous sponsorship, which is deeply appreciated.

OICHE CEOIL: It is time again for the oiche ceoil in Derry and Doreen Murphys, The Railway Bar. You are well advised not to forget to be part of a great nights entertainment on Thursday, May 17.

CLYDA ROVERS MEMBERSHIP: Hurling and football club, just a reminder to remember to submit your membership fee to Clyda Rovers senior GAA club before Friday, June 1. Also a reminder to the juv members to remember that final date for remittance of membership is Friday, June 1.

U10 FOOTBALL BLITZ: Clyda Rovers juv club will host an u10 football blitz in the Community Centre grounds, commencing on Saturday, May 19 between 11.30 and 1pm. All welcome.

LADIES FOOTBALL: U14 Munster final, congratulations and well done to Siobhan Forde of Knuttery, Burnfort on her selection on the Cork team, which will play Kerry on Saturday, May 19 in Bruff, Co Limerick. A supporters bus will leave Mourneabbey Community Centre. Please check with club officials for confirmation of bus departure.

NON EXAM LEAGUE: On Tuesday, May 1, Youghal minor team travelled to Mourneabbey to play Clyda Rovers in the non exam league. In this, the opening game in the league, the result was a draw on a scoreline of Clyda Rovers 2-11, Youghal 2-11.

C Rovers team: K Conway, B Mulcahy, captain, A Cronin, R Carey, O O'Hanlon, L Fitzpatrick, J Healy, T Murphy, T Stack, C Roche, C Lane, C Ronayne.

C/R subs: D O'Shea for L Fitzpatrick, D Lucey, N Harrold, A Dineen, G Bolster and K Roche.

C/r scorers: T Murphy 1-3, C Roche 1-1, T Stack 0-3, C Ronayne 0-2, J Healy 0-1, D O'Shea 0-1.

KELLEHER SHIELD: On Sunday, May 13, Na Piarsiagh travelled to Mourneabbey to play Clyda Rovers in the Kelleher shield.

Clyda Rovers were victorious on a scoreline of Clyda Rovers 3-8, Na Piarsaigh 2-6.

Team: D Fitzgerald, G Carey, B Walsh, A Carey, T O'Callaghan, M O'Shea, D Cronin, C O'Sullivan, S Breen, P Holland, D O'Shea, F Dorgan, P O'Mullane, captain, J Walsh, and N O'Mullane.

C/R subs: M O'Brien for J Walsh, M Dorgan for T O'Callaghan, O Looney for D O'Shea, R Walsh, D O'Mullane, T Walsh, injured, D O'Brien, injured.

C/r scorers: J Walsh 3-0, P O'Mullane 0-3, P Holland 0-2, N O'Mullane 0-1, C O'Sullivan 0-1, D O'Shea 0-1.

SYMPATHY: Fr D C O'Connell, the former parish priest of Banteer died at his home recently in Banteer. He was blessed with good health and longevity. He would be 89 this July. He had served in many parishes before he came to Banteer in 1973. He had been some years in Lisgoold, Carrigtwohill, Kanturk and Clondrohid.

He was a native of Ballinamona and was buried in Grenagh with his parents. Survived by his sister Margaret O'Hanlon of Yellow Hill and sister in law Nuala of Ballinamona and many other relatives.

We extend our sympathy to all of them.

NEW ARRIVAL: Congratulations to Gerard and Camille Cronin of Burnfort on the recent birth of their first child.

AFTERNOON TEA PARTY: The afternoon tea for the Alzeimers, held in the Community Centre last Thursday was a great success. Organised by the local guild of the ICA, it was very well supported and realised £725 on the day, with the hope of further subscriptions. Well done to all concerned.

TRAD NIGHT: The usual night of trad music can be enjoyed once again on this Friday, May 18 at Steve and Mary Conways, Burnfort.

U14A FOOTBALL LEAGUE: On Monday, May 14, Clyda Rovers u14 football team played Doneraile in Mallow.

On this occasion Clyda Rovers had a terrific ten points victory over Doneraile on a scoreline of Clyda Rovers 2-15, Doneraile 2-5.

TEAM: J Fitzgerald, D Buckley, P O'Connor, K O'Sullivan, B Twomey, M O'Riordan, M Green, K Roche, K Conway, S Forde, P Forde, D Roche, A Collier, S Walsh, K O'Gorman. C/r subs: T Sheehan for K O'Gorman and M O'Donoghue.

C/R team scorers: P Forde 2-9, K Roche 0-4, A Collier 0-1, T Sheehan 0-1.

HURLING BLITZ: On Saturday, May 12 Clyda Rovers u14 team travelled to Doneraile to take part in a 7 a side hurling blitz. Clyda Rovers were drawn against Ballyhea and Dromina, but unfortunately Dromina failed to show which meant that Clyda Rovers and Ballyhea had only one game in their section.

Clyda Rovers were just marginally defeated by one point on a scoreline of Ballyhea 2-9, Clyda Rovers 3-5.

FIXTURES: U14 A football league, Clyda Rovers v Mallow on Monday, May 21 in Glantane at 7.30pm.

CO JUNIOR CUP: On Sunday, May 6, Clyda Rovers travelled to Ballincollig to play Ballinascarthy in the Co junior cup, hurling. On this occasion C Rovers were defeated by a marginal point, on a scoreline of Ballinascarthy 0-11, Clyda Rovers 1-7.

Team, R Walsh, D Cronin, O Spillane, T Walsh, A Carey, B Walsh, G Carey, F Dorgan, N O'Mullane, D O'Brien, J O'Hanlon, P O'Mullane, T O'Mullane, captain, J Graham, D O'Shea.

C/R subs: C O'Sullivan for D O'Brien, S Breen for D Cronin, K Creedon, P Breen, F Fitzpatrick, S Twomey, M O'Brien, M Dorgan, E O'Connor and D O'Mullane.

C/r scorers: P O'Mullane 0-4, D O'Shea 1-0, N O'Mullane 0-2, D O'Brien 0-1.

KELLEHER SHIELD: On Monday, May 7, Aghada senior football team travelled to Mourneabbey, where they played Clyda Rovers and on this occasion, Clyda Rovers were unsuccessful on a scoreline of Aghada 2-9, Clyda Rovers 1-8.

Clyda Rovers team: B Flanagan, T Walsh, B Walsh, A Carey, G Carey, M O'Shea, C O'Sullivan, S Breen, P Holland, D O'Shea, N O'Mullane, P O'Mullane, D O'Brien, J Walsh. C/R Subs: F Dorgan for A Carey, R Walsh for J Walsh, M O'Brien for D O'Shea, T O'Callaghan, D O'Mullane.

Match referee: John Geaney.

C R scorers: P Holland 0-4, D Cronin 1-0, N O'Mullane 0-2, F Dorgan 0-1, M O'Brien 0-1.