Saturday 16 December 2017

Passing of a Clyda great


Clyda Rovers GAA Club was saddened to learn of the passing of our Club President Joe Walsh of Ballyphillbeen last week.

Joe was amongst one of the great's in Clyda. His early involvement in the club when he moved from nearby Grenagh was clear to see.

He was one of the many who helped lay the foundation blocks for Clyda to grow as a club from Junior B contenders to achieve higher grade and championships eventually leading to us playing senior football in the late 90's early 00's.

Joe was always willing to help out and between the years of 1987 and 1989 he was Club treasurer. He oversaw the finances when the club had some great successful days with 1989 in particular a historic year.

A Double North Cork junior A football and hurling Championship and a first County Junior A Hurling title the highlights. Joe also like many of his generation set about helping in the purchase and building of the community centre in the 1970's.

it was a true testament to the man that he also was involved in the successful fundraising draw 20 years later in the early 2000's which was the catalyst for the state of the art complex that was developed today for the young and old of the parish.

One of Joe's proudest moment as a Clyda man was when on September the 8th, 1996 Clyda won the Cork County Intermediate Football County title in Pairc Ui Chaoimh, where both Joe and Eily's sons Robert and Willie played a pivotal role in securing the historic title.

Joe along with his recently deceased friend John Hegarty would often be seen traveling to matches together and particularly liked nothing more than going to Cork hurling and football games. The Club has 1 photo which hangs in the Clyda Room situated in the Dressing Rooms of Joe and John holding the McCarthy Cup in 2004 a fitting record to great friends who loved the GAA.

In 2011 the Club bestowed the well deserved honor on Joe of becoming Club President. It was indeed a fitting tribute to a great Clyda man and one who instilled a love of the club to all around who knew him.

We offer his wife Eily, sons Wille and Robert Daughters Bernie and Mary and his many friends and relatives our deepest sympathies. The Club will be all the poorer for the passing of our uachtarán Joe. We also would like to express our sympathy to community council Chairperson and Clyda Rovers Club selector Liam Madden his wife Alice and Sons Seamus and David on the recent death of Liam's Brother Denis.

We also express our sympathies to Vincent O'Connor and family on the death of his wife Mary. All will be greatly missed.

Ar Dheis De go raibh Anam.


Lotto: The following are the lotto results for Friday 25th January. Numbers drawn: 5, 9, 18, 30. There was no Jackpot Winner.

Spot Prizes: €50 John Walsh C/O Derry Murphy, €30 David and Darragh Cooney Bottlehill, €20 Jimmy McGlinchey Toureen, €20 Noreen Moylan, Knockbrack, €20 John Walsh Clashmorgan.

Next Jackpot €12,500. Draw takes place on Friday 1st February 2013 in The Railway Bar Ballinamona.

Fixtures: With the weather being so bad at the moment both the U21 and Intermediate games had to be cancelled last weekend.

Fixtures for the coming weekend will be available on our website, twitter, facebook and by club text once we know.

Munster Scor Na Og Victory: Well done to Garrett, Cormac, Donnacha and Saoirse O Hanlon from Yellow Hill and Burnfort who representing Clyda Rovers won the Munster Scorn a Og title in the Ceol Uirlise which toke place in Mallow GAA Complex last Sunday.

It's a great achievement by them and they now look forward to an All Ireland appearance in February. We wish them well and say well done on the success they have achieved so far. MOURNEABBEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL

The AGM of Mourneabbey Community Council is set for Monday Feb 18th. We hope to have in place the agenda for the year and many events will be planned. The community council would also like to express our sympathies to who have suffered any loss recently.

In particular we express our sympathies our Chairperson Liam Madden on the death of his brother Denis may they all rest in Peace.


Mourneabbey Branch of Fine Gael wish to pass on their condolences to the family of the late Joe Walsh of Ballyphillibeen, Mourneabbey.

At time of his passing, Joe was the Branch President and a loyal colleague and friend to everyone.

Throughout his long life, Joe gave so much of his time to his community and the branch is deeply grateful for his immense contribution .

Condolences to Joe's wife Eily, their children Mary, Bernie, Willie and Robert and their extended family and friends

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Trad (Trad Rocks At Davis) , is a traditional music group who are taking part in the All Ireland Schools Talent Show in aid of Childline.

The group have progressed to the All Ireland Semi Finals. Local members of the group are Sandra O'Brien, Julie Buckley, Aine O'Connor, Christopher Fitzpatrick. Their teacher is Miss Regan. The group will be fundraising for Childline in the area and your support would be appreciated.


A presentations night will take place in Bottlehill on 8th February. All players are asked to attend this night.

Time to be confirmed.

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