Saturday 25 May 2019

Juniors bow by smallest margin

DROMTARRIFFE bowed out of the County Junior championship when they went under by the narrowest of margins to Erin's Own on Sunday last at Shanballymore.However, this is a game Dromtariffe could easily have won. They can look back on a number of missed chances, particularly the three unconverted frees in the final ten minutes when a score would have worked wonders for their ca


DROMTARRIFFE bowed out of the County Junior championship when they went under by the narrowest of margins to Erin's Own on Sunday last at Shanballymore.

However, this is a game Dromtariffe could easily have won. They can look back on a number of missed chances, particularly the three unconverted frees in the final ten minutes when a score would have worked wonders for their cause and stem the Erin's Own onslaught.

Deciding to play against a stiff breeze in the first half, Dromtariffe were slow to settle and Erin's Own had raced into three point lead before Pat Dennehy opened Dromtariffe's account. Slowly they began to come to grips with the pace of the game and added two further points from Gearoid Murphy. Erin's Own replied with two pointed frees from the unerring boot of Shane Murphy. Dromtariffe finished the half stronger with further points from Niall O'Sullivan and Pat Dennehy and two from Gearoid Murphy to lead at the break with seven points to five.

Dromtarriffe began the second half in whirlwind fashion and had a goal and point from Tadhg Browne. They now had raced into six-point lead and the large Dromtarriffe following were in full voice. However, inexplicably, they failed to score for the remainder of the half.

Erin's Own, showing great in-cohesion, whittled away Dromtariffe's lead, thanks mainly to the unerring accuracy of Shane Murphy's free-taking and as a result of scoreable frees and seemed to have renewed heart. Entering the final minutes, they drew level and in overtime, Dromtarriffe threw everything at Erin 's Own but were unable to get the elusive score that would at least give them an opportunity of another outing.

Dromtarriffe can look back on a wonderful achievement but their cause was not helped by their seven week layoff since overcoming Ballydesmond in the Duhallow final.

Team: Derry Cooney, Aidan Buckley, Colm Murphy, Luke McCabe. Sam Murphy, Dan Mc Cabe, John A Brown, Andrias O Sullivan, Seamus O Sullivan, Gary Pigott, Niall O Sullivan, Paddy Daly, Tadhg Brown, Pat Dennehy, Gearoid Murphy. (Subs) Noel O Riordan, Don Healy and John O Sullivan.

BAZAAR FOR COPE Dromtarriffe annual Bazaar and Sale of Work will take place in Dromtarriffe community hall on Sunday, November 20, commencing at 2pm. The event is organised by Parents & Friends of people with intellectual disabilities to raise much-needed funds for this worthy cause.

It will include all the usual attractions, including the giant spinner and all the usual stalls with popular and tasty goods for sale.

The draw for the big raffle will take place in the afternoon, with valuable prizes on offer. Tickets are presently on sale throughout the Parish and funds are badly needed for such a worthy cause.

Items for sale on the day can be handed in to the community centre after 10AM. on Sunday morning, or if you need to have them collected, please contact any member of the organising committee. Your support will be much appreciated.

WEDDING BELLS The marriage took place recently of Marie Cremin daughter of Tom and Bernie Cremin, Crinaloo and Malachy O Regan, Clara Road Millstreet son of Hannah O Regan and the late Malachy O Regan.

Chief Celebrant was Fr Peter O Farrell and Co-celebrant was Fr. Liam Ryan PP Banteer.

The bride was attended by her cousin Marie Murphy, life long friend Audrey Buckley and Eileen O Regan sister of the groom.

Bestman was John O Regan brother of the groom and groomsmen were Jason O Sullivan friend of the groom and John Cremin brother of the bride.

Flowergirls were Siobhan Murphy and Emma Ducey. Church music was supplied by Michael Collins and the wedding reception was held at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney.

BANTEER DRAMA GROUP will present their three one-act plays in Glen Theatre Banteer on Sunday November 13, commencing at 8.30pm.

Patrons are advised to come early as these plays are proving to be extremely popular. Booking- (029) 56239.

DROMTARIFFE JUVENILE Dromtarriffe Juvenile social will take place in Wallis Arms hotel on Friday- Dec. 9th. Tickets will shortly be available at both Derrinagree and Rathcoole Post Offices-(Phone-(029) 78058 & 58001).

During the function, medals will be presented to the U12 hurling team who captured the championship for the first time and also to Dromagh School, who captured the Rural/Schools 7-A-side competition and also the U12. Girls football side. Further details in these notes in the coming weeks.

DEATH The death of Paddy Geaney of Lombardstown and formerly of Carrigeen, Banteer took place unexpectedly at Mallow General Hospital. He was well known in farming and in Greyhound circles and he was afforded a Guard of Honour from Glantane Coursing Club. The removal took place from McCarthy funeral home Banteer to St. John's Church, Glantane. Funeral Mass was Celebrated by Fr. Bennett C.C. Glantane, assisted by Canon Casey. P.P. Doneraile and Fr. Liam Ryan. P.P. Banteer. The burial took place in Glantane cemetery.

He was pre-deceased by his wife- Mary (nee O'Sullivan) and is deeply regretted by his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

BOWLING Willie Joe Leahy Kilcorney grasped a last shot victory over Mick Murphy Donoughmore, played at Kilcorney. They were both to Cooney's in four throws each, with Murphy in front by some forty metres. The Donoughmore man then pushed ahead to rise a bowl of odds at Coleman's Bridge.

A brilliant shot by Leahy to the bungalow knocked the bowl and hedged to the front with his next effort and with another great shot, he had sixty metres of a lead. However, Murphy entered the fray to level the score with his third last shot and he played a great last bowl to beat the line well but the local man followed suit to beat the tip by fifty metres.

In a return score, Leahy did not fare so well when he played Joe Sexton of Nadd but Sexton was in top form to run out a comfortable winner by two bowls of odds.

SYMPATHY Sincere sympathy is extended on the death of Nicholas Tarrant, formerly of Gortavehy, Ballydaly, to his wife- Margaret, sons, daughters, sister, brother, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brother-in -law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Following Funeral Mass in St. Patrick's Church,. Millstreet, the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Millstreet. May he rest in peace.

SYMPATHY Sincere sympathy is extended on the unexpected death of Patrick Murphy, Muing, Rockchapel, to his wife- Kathleen (nee Curtin), sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and relatives.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Seamus and Mary Curtin and family South Horsemount, Kilcorney on the death of Patrick Murphy. Following funeral Mass in St. Peter's Church Rockchapel the burial took place in Brosna cemetery. May he rest in peace.

GAA LOTTO took place at Sandpit House, Dromagh. Jackpot 2,200 Euro not won. Winning Numbers- 6,18,21,26. 50 Euro- Neily Galvin, Derrinagree (seller- Noel O'Sullivan) 20 Euro to each of the following- John O'Riordan Clonbanin, David Cullinane Dromagh, Tom Tom C/o. Sandpit House, Dromagh and Mary, Sheila and John Murphy. 10 Euro to each of the following- Mick Neville Dromagh, Tim Cronin Clonbanin Cross, Rosarie O'Riordan Kanturk, Thady Curtin Clonbanin Cross and Sean Feely Dromagh. Next draw at Caroline's Bar and jackpot will be 2,300 Euro.