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News round-up: Banteer


Sportsfield/Park draw - Many thanks to all user clubs and supporters for their great efforts made in selling tickets for last Sundays draw. The group expect to raise over €28,000 of gross income for full year from the draw. This income will allow completion of planned development projects this year for the benefit of all users and also maintain the facility.

Next draw is July and if there are other people that need tickets then they can join for the 3 remaining draws at €25 per quarter.

Draw Winners €400 Noreen O Rahilly Kilmacrane, €200 Fiona Bailey, €100 each to Donie Shine,Kay Healy,Jonathan Lucey,Pat and Ann O Connor Glen Close.

Youth Drama

It was showtime again at the Glen Theatre as young actors from Millstreet, Lyre, Banteer, Kanturk, Newmarket, Rathcoole, Ballyhass and Mallow recently gathered together to showcase their talent and their craft under the skilful direction of Elle Lynam of DRAMA! The DRAMA theatre school supports students between the ages of five and eighteen who want to devise, rehearse, act, mime and applaud and explore their creativity through the art of drama-making.

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This delightful group of students, utterly engaged in the work of character identification and charmed the audience completely. All of the children were between the ages of four and six and for children so young, they displayed remarkable focus and confidence throughout.

No sooner had they left the stage than a second, very lively group (between the ages of seven and nine) appeared on stage with their offering "Tidy that Room" a humorous play speaking to every mother's daily nightmare! The plot thickened as the cast, in very cleverly designed costumes, made valiant efforts to keep mother out of the bedroom. Much better that mum wouldn't see the full extent of treasures unearthed from under the bed including giant dust mites, a ruler the size of a human being, an enormous jam sandwich and other horrors too numerous to mention!! It was prop-making at its very best fabulous work and both actors and audience relished the storyline throughout!

The audience enjoyed theatre magic of a very different kind when another group of students between the ages of ten and twelve appeared on stage to perform "There's a spaceship in our backyard'. Nothing could have prepared the McGuiness and McCarthy families for the sudden appearance of a spaceship behind the clothes line in the garden, deemed by Mr McCarthy to have "crash landed-probably destined for Mars rather than Mrs McGuiness' big knickers!" All sorts of excitement ensued on stage as the members of both families plotted how best to secure the reward for their sighting of the spaceship while at the same time informing the Ministry of Defence, the sudden capture and disappearance of Dougie Hargreaves by the aliens and some quick-thinking by Graham who managed to take a "selfie" of the two families before the police secured the area . . . and before the spaceship disappeared a manoeuvre very cleverly executed through the use of a range of very clever lighting techniques and highly impressive techno sound effects!

The show ended to rapturous applause when it was revealed that the flag atop the spaceship, which could clearly be seen in Graham's photograph, was nothing other than Mrs McGuiness' big knickers! And so to the last performance of the day-a vibrant production of "The Audition" by students aged between thirteen and eighteen. A drama, combining pathos and comedy, in which young, hopeful and aspiring actors put themselves forward one by one to audition for a part in a musical and claim their share of the theatre spotlight! Both hilarious and touching, these talented actors deployed their dramatic energies to great effect, capturing the misplaced aspirations and motivations of their various characters and highlighting the ruthlessness so often associated with the audition process.

Well done DRAMA! It was a superb showcase of work and a wonderful afternoon of entertainment. Carry On and What's Up Next!?! Please contact Elle regarding enrolment 086 8488 434.

Eircom broadband

The latest is that the cable work is now complete and the service has improved. Any Eircom customers locally should ring Eircom sales as there is higher speeds now available at the exchange.

Banteer Tidy Towns

We welcome the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Grant of €500 from Cork Co Council. Many thanks to all who contributed to our annual church gate collection. Amount received €545.

Community Alert

Banteer Lyre and Districts Community Council and Community Alert have set up a Garda text alert system locally and this will alert people by text of any criminal activity in the area.

If you are interested in joining this please complete a form and return to Denis Withers Jimmy Moore or Rose Healy. If local people notice any usual activity in their area please contact Kanturk Gardai at 029 20680 or Mallow at 022 31450

Cork GAA Draw

This year's prize fund is a whopping €450,000, with cash, cars and holidays to be won in the monthly draws. To join, contact your local GAA club Coordinator DJ Sullivan, Connie Tarrant or any officer or phone the Draw office at 021-4291122.Next draw is end May and cost is €10 per month. Club benefit to the tune of 45% of each ticket sold.

Macra news

Upcoming vents as follows: Regional round of Dairy Stock judging May 1st John Mullins' Farm Mitchelstown; National Talent Competition Final May 3rd; Regional round of tag rugby May 10th; Mitchelstown Macra Game On May 16th; Regional round of Farm Skills May 17th Connor O Briens' Farm Kilworth

Community Childcare

Childcare Practitioner required to work as part of a dedicated team .Apply with CV to The Chairperson, Banteer Community Childcare, Clonmeen Road, Banteer, Co. Cork.


Banteer Juvenile Badminton club held a social gathering in the community centre on Saturday 25thApril, to mark the end of the 2014/2015 badminton season. This night was very fitting as the club had a lot to celebrate after a very hard but successful season.

Certificates and medals were presented to members on the night and light refreshments were served.In the past year the club registered 100 members ranging in ages from 1st class to leaving cert. We are very lucky to have several volunteers/helpers/coaches who ensure the continued progress and good running of the club. Mention must also be made to the invaluable contribution and help given by many of our older juvenile members with the younger age groups.A special thanks is also due to Ciara Buckley and Patricia Buckley without which our club wouldn't exist. They have been the back bone of our club for many years and for that we are extremely grateful.The new season will begin in September.

IRD duhallow

Community Consultation Meetings-IRD Duhallow is holding a suite of public consultation meetings which will take place across communities during the month of May. This event will give people an opportunity to express their ideas and plans for our next LEADER Programme 2014-2020. As you may be aware, the LEADER funding has been cut by over 70%. However, we still want to hear what the needs of your community and sector are.

Date is Tuesday 26th May for Banteer/Lyre/Nadd/Kilcorney in The Glen Theatre @ 8pm

Golf Classic

Banteer Lyre GAA Golf Classic returns this May Bank Holiday Monday, tee times will be from 10am-2pm in Kanturk Golf Club. Teams of 4 €100, great prizes once again this year.Book online or phone 087 9016363/087 6488458


On April 11/12, in his first 2-day cycle race as a professional, Eddie Dunbar again demonstrated his quality when finishing fourth overall just 45 seconds behind the winner. Day 2 of this race was cycled in snow and temperatures as low as -1. Next up for Eddie is the 3-day Tour de Yorkshire, which takes place May 1-3, where he will cycle against multiple Olympic gold medallist and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and some of the top world tour teams.

With this race being extensively covered by UK television we can expect to see plenty of the black and red colours of Eddie and his NFTO team.


Boherbue Festival Committee encompassing the St Patrick's Day Parade and Christmas Tree ceremonies held their AGM recently in the Pearse Memorial Hall. Tributes were paid to all involved in any way in the success of both ventures during the past year.

Officers elected were as follows: Chairman Donal Aherne; Secretary Phil O'Sullivan; Treasurer Liam O'Gorman.

Committee: Jim O'Hanlon, Paudie Sheehan, Michael Cronin, John Murphy, Danny Moynihan.

Plans for the festivities ahead were discussed and will be announced later.


The numbers were 3 6 22 26. Lucky dip €50 Mary Walsh, Knocknagoshel; €20 each Joan Sheahan, Gneeves; Billy Murphy, East End; Jamie Finn, Lismire.

Sellers prize Charles Ankettell.


The annual Mass in Boherbue Cemetery takes place on Friday, June 12 at 7.30pm.


Boherbue GAA Club will hold a membership night on this Friday, May 1 in the clubrooms at 8.30pm. Alternatively, membership can be paid to Tony Ankettell, Jenny Murphy, Tim Murphy, Bertie Buckley or to any club officer.


First Denis Healy and Mick Buckley; Nellie Mai Foley and John O'Riordan. Ladies Maureen Ahern and Tess Herlihy. Gents Frank O'Sullivan and Timmy Joe O'Sullivan. Mixed Eileen Ankettell and Danny B O'Connor; Theresa Cashman and Paddy O'Leary.

Spots Matt O'Mahony and Joe Daly; Mary O'Sullivan and Pat Murphy.


In conjunction with Down Syndrome Ireland the local National School are continuing to collect mobile phones in the hope of purchasing an iPad for the school.

The closing date is May 9 - please drop in any unused or old mobile phones to the school office. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


An explosive first half performance including a hat trick of goals from full forward David O'Connor gave Boher a comfortable halftime cushion in their Junior B League tie with Newmarket on Friday evening last. The half time score was 3-7 to 0-3.

The second half was not played with the same gusto as the game was over as a contest. Boher added further points plus a Denis O'Sullivan goal which was the signal for the onlookers to return to their vehicles - there was not going to be any change to the outcome here.

Team: Dermot Cronin, Peter Murphy, Kieran O'Connell, Conor Hickey, Billy Herlihy, Con Breen, Liam O'Keeffe, Daniel Buckley, Niall Murphy, Denis O'Sullivan, Adrian Murphy, Dermot Hickey, Tony Lenihan, David O'Connor, Michael Daly.

Subs: Simon Foley, Mick O'Keeffe, Daniel Murphy, Kenneth Lawton, Christopher Enright, Bryan Herlihy.

Western Duhallow


in Cullen is the venue on this Thursday night, April 30 for a Texas Hold'em poker night in aid of Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis. Starting time is 8pm. €20 buy in, €10 rebuy, spot prizes etc. Try your luck - you may not realise you have a 'poker face'.


The numbers were 5 17 24 28. Lucky dip €50 Frank O'Sullivan, Boherbue; €20 each Seamus Moynihan, Lacka, Ballydesmond; Valerie Doyle, Knocknagree; Peg Healy, Tureenavoscane. Sellers prize Richard Dennehy.


Piloting classes - an 8 week course starts at the Old Schoolhouse in Foyle on Tuesday next, May 5 at 7.30pm. Piloting is an exciting fitness programme that blends the best of pilate, boxing and dance into a high energy interval workout. For more information or to book a place please call or text Sarah on 087 3670988.

The same course commences in Cullen Community Centre on Wednesday, May 6.


First Hannah Lane and Donie O'Halloran. Mixed Nellie Mai Foley and John O'Keeffe. Gents Mick Aherne and Patrick Murphy; Patrick McAuliffe and Denis Healy.

Ladies Kathleen Guiney and Anne O'Brien. Spots Vincent Guiney and John Joe O'Connell; Jack McAuliffe and Christy Angland.


The annual Mass in Kiskeam Cemetery takes place on Monday, June 15 at 7.30pm.


A vintage tea evening will take place in Cullen Community Centre on this Thursday, April 30 commencing at 8pm. Admission is free and exhibitions will include clothes, jewellery, skin care advice and much more.


Cork GAA supporters along the border area with Kerry had to put up with some stick on Sunday evening last after the dismal display the senior footballers gave.

How disappointing it was in Croke Park, almost a repeat of Pairc Ui Caoimh in last year's Munster final. There is something amiss with this outfit - are we witnessing the most unpredicatable squad ever to represent the largest county in Ireland. Hope I'm wrong.


The numbers were 3 14 17 25. Lucky dip €50 Genie O'Leary, Lisnaboy, Cullen. €20 each Frankie O'Sullivan, Lyraoune, Rathmore; Andrew O'Sullivan, Knocknalohan; Brendan O'Sullivan, Tubber, Millstreet; Billy Hickey, Cullen; Dan O'Riordan, Lisnaboy.

This weekend's jackpot is €15,700.