GOOD WIN FOR HURLERS: Ballygiblin Junior A hurlers had a 3- 16 to 2- 14 win over great rivals Ballyhooly in the opening round Avondhu JHC at Kilworth on Saturday evening. The game was close all through with the sides level 0-6 each at half time. In the second half scores flowed at both ends. Five goals three for Ballygiblin and two for Ballyhooly were the major scores. They were level at 2-14 each with five minutes to go. Danny Duggan had Ballygiblin’s third goal and two late points by impressive Joseph O’Sullivan gave Ballygiblin a five point win. Team Christopher Noonan, Cathal Murphy, Pat Norris, Brian O’Gorman, Declan Power, Stephen Fox, Shane Beston 0-4, Michael Walsh, Cain O’Mahony 1-0, Fionn Herlihy 0-1, Greg Carroll, Keith McGrath 0-1, Brian O’Sullivan 0-2,
Joseph O’Sullivan 0-8 (0-5f) Subs Kieran Duggan 1-0 for Greg Carroll, Danny Duggan for Keith McGrath. Ballygiblin Minor hurlers had a 2-8 to 0-13 win over Croke Rovers in Ballygiblin on Tuesday evening. Croke Rovers started well and led 0-8 to 1-3 at half time. Ballygiblin did well in the second half and held out for a single point win. Team : Christopher Noonan, David O’Flynn, John O’Donoghue, Dylan Reidy-Price, Michael Lewis, Eoin Coughlan, Diarmuid Molan, James Mullins, Joseph O’Sullivan 0-6, Paul Connolly-Murphy, Dean Barry 0-1, Jack Magnier, Laurance Burke 1-1, Jack Norris 1-0, George Pendle.
THE LATE MARTIN COMBER: The death occurred on May 13 of Martin Comber, at his residence Glenahulla House Mitchelstown. The late Martin was well known locally being a member of the farming community. His popularity was borne out in the large and represented attendance at the removal on Wednesday evening from Hannon’s Funeral Home Doneraile to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Ballindangan and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Thursday. Interment took place to Kildorrery cemetery. To his wife Mary, son Michael, daughter Rosarii, daughter in law Zivile grandsons Martynas, Marius, Saulius, and Mantas, brother Frank, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
PARK UNITED F.C. LOTTO: There was no winner of the jackpot of €2,700 The winning numbers were 2, 11, 13 & 22. Five match three shared €150 each receiving €30 as follows – Briona c/o Hunter’s Rest, Robert Mullally c/o Hunters Rest, Mary O’Connor c/o Eamonn, Kathleen Finn c/o Davy, Olive Kenneally c/o Mossie Lane. Winner of €25 lucky dip voucher Peg Fitzgerald c/o Hunters Rest.
KNOCKADEA COMMUNITY LOTTO: The lucky numbers were 14, 15 & 24. There was no winner of the €800 jackpot. Lucky dip winners €30 each John Quane Mulberry c/o Centra, Nellie Coffey, Tully, Glenroe c/o Mairead Lonergan, €20 each Eileen Rea, Mitchelstown c/o Bridie Walsh and Jim Mansell Carraturk Ballylanders c/o Billy O’Callaghan.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 9, 14 & 21. Lucky dip winners of €50 each were Sean Dunne Graigue Kildorrery, Mick O’Keeffe, Ballyanihan Mitchelstown and John O’Connor Scart, Kildorrery. Next week’s jackpot is €4,100
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Boys and girls from CBS Mitchelstown and Presentation Convent will receive their First Holy Communion at 11am Mass this Saturday in Mitchelstown Parish Church. Parking in the Church Car Park is for invalided people only.
BUS TO KNOCK: A bus will leave for Knock from New Square on Saturday June lst. Adults €20 Children €15. It is the All Ireland Rosary Rally Day in Knock. Booking with Pat McEvoy Church Sacristan.
BUS TO MOUNT SION: The annual trip to Mount Sion in honour of Bro Ignatius Rice will take place this Sunday May 26. Bus leaves New Square at 11am. Enquiries to Bridie 085- 2423352.
COPE FUNDRAISER: The ARRA Players present The Chastitute by John B Keane at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel this Friday night May 24 at 7.30pm Admission is €12. Proceeds to Cope Sensory Gardens Mitchelstown.
OZANAM CENTRE: There is a course for Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets starting on Monday night May 27 for five nights. Enquiries to 025 -84733.
ANGLESBORO 45: Lar Hennebry Galbally and Ann Coughlan, Ballindangan, Moss Creed, Ballyanihan and Jim Murphy, Burncourt, Table prizes Mick Browne, Araglin and Rita Noonan Kilbehenny, Mikie Cleary Anglesboro and Larry English, Cullane, Mick Kearney Marshalstown and Anthony Hanrahan Turbeigh. Raffle Willie O’Mahony, Ballylanders, Mikie Cleary Anglesboro, Tom Hogan Anglesboro.
AN POST RAS: Mitchelstown has been chosen to host the finish of stage Number 5 in this years An Post Ras. The visit of the Ras to Mitchelstown will be highly beneficial to the local economy while also raising the National and International profile of our town. It will provide a thrilling spectacle and most importantly of all, it will attract young and old to the sport of cycle racing. Over 200 cyclists will take part and it is expected that a huge crowd of supporters and their families will converge on the town this Thursday May 23rd. The cyclists are due to arrive in Mitchelstown between 2pm and 2pm having travelled the long journey from Glengarriff. Traffic diversions will be in place from 2pm Disruption will be kept to the minimum as they will only be in place while the cyclists are coming through town and its outskirts. The finish line is in Upper Cork St. near the Post Office. Barriers will be erected in Upper Cork St from 11am. Parking will be available in the Mart premises Georges St. On Friday morning at 11am the cyclists will leave for Carlow via Skeheenarinky, Cahir and Cashel. on Stage 6. The last occasion that An Ras stopped in Mitchelstown was in 1976.