TWO WINS FOR BALLYGIBLIN HURLERS: Ballygiblin hurlers had two wins over the week end in the Div 1 and Div 3 leagues. On Sunday the Div 1 side travelled to Midleton where they faced the home side. This was a high scoring game Ballygiblin led 3-6 to 1-5 at half time.
Exchanges were close throughout the second half with both sides exchanging scores. In the end Ballygiblin emerged winners by 4-13 to 3-11. This win will now ease regulation worries but the result of the game v Churchtown will have a major bearing on who stays in Div 1 HL for 2014. Team : Joe Caplice, Cathal Murphy, Patrick Norris, Brian O’Gorman, Declan Power, Stephen Fox, Barry Coffey, Kieran Duggan, Michael Walsh, Greg Carroll, Danny Duggan 1-1, Cain O’Mahony 0-2, Brian O’Sullivan 2-0, Shane Beston 1-3, Joseph O Sullivan 0-7. Subs Jason Cott, Paul Seymour, Michael John Hayes. On Monday evening the Division 3 hurlers had a home game against Milford. It was an evenly contested game all through bit two goals by Cain O’Mahony proved decisive. At half time Ballygiblin led 1-4 to 0- 4. O’Mahony’s goal in the opening minute of the second half paved the way for a 7 point win. Team : Christopher Noonan, Brian Coughlan, Michael John Hayes, Damian Cremins, Cathal Murphy, Pat Molloy, Paddy Kelly, Michael Walsh, Eoin Coughlan 0-1, Paul Seymour 0-3 (0-1 65) Liam Molan, Cain O’Mahony 2-2, Jonathan Fitzgerald 0-1, Seamus Bermingham 0-1, James Sheehan 0-1. Subs : Jack Norris for James Sheehan, Dean Barry for Liam Molan, Diarmuid Molan for Brian Coughlan. Ballygiblin.
Junior hurlers play Ballyhooly in the opening round Premier JHC on Saturday evening May 18 in Kilworth 7.15pm. Ballygiblin GAA club will hold a Table Quiz in the Hunters’ Rest Upper Cork St. Mitchelstown on Friday May 17 9pm.
TEA/COFFEE DAY: There will be a Tea/Coffee day in the Ozanam Centre Thomas St., Mitchelstown this Thursday May 9 from 10am to 1pm. Proceeds in aid of St Mary’s Care Centre Mallow. The event is organised by the North Cork Branch A.S.I. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
BINGO: There will be a fundraising Bingo at T.O. Park this Thursday night May 9 at 8.30pm It is in aid of the Orphanage Project in Belarus.
RAS: Stage 5 of An Post National Ras will stop in Mitchelstown on Thursday May 23 between 2pm and 3pm. It is 37 years since the last Ras had a stage stop in Mitchelstown. It was in 1976. Many changes have taken place in this long period. Being on a Thursday it will add greatly to the excitement with the usual Thursday Market in New Square, Traffic diversions will be in place. Local people as well as family supporters and cyclists in general are likely to be out in force that day. Lets hope for fine weather.
BUS TO KNOCK: The annual Bus to Knock takes place this Sunday May 12. Enquiries to T.O. 025 84372, Stella 025 24009, Deci 086-4005727. There is also the Annual Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock this Sunday. Bus leaving New Square 7.15 am Adults €20, children €15 Names to Pat McEvoy Sacristan.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: There was no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 5, 8 & 10. Lucky dip winners of €50 each Ann Greaves, Rockmills, Christopher Power Main St. Kildorrery, Elaine Howard c/o Mick O’Keeffe. Next week’s jackpot €3,900.
BALLINDANGAN LOTTO: The winning numbers were 6,8, 10 & 15. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1,600 Consolation prizes €30 each to Kate O Sullivan, Moneen Glanworth and Laureen Lyons, Glenatlucky Mitchelstown. €20 each to Kieran Kearney, Coolquane Leamlara and Paddy Breeney, Moneen Glanworth.
PARK UNITED F.C. LOTTO: There was no jackpot winner last week end. The winning numbers being 2, 13, 15 & 18. Three match three shared €150 each receiving €50 Michael O’ Farrell c/o Paul Roche’s Peggy Fitzgerald c/o Hunters Rest, Liz Ryan c/o Centra. Winner of €25 lucky dip voucher Alice Sheehan.
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL : Bealtaine Festival is the celebration of creativity in older age. All are invited to hold an event to celebrate Bealtaine during the month of May. If interested call Liz Fay at Mitchelstown Library 025 41939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STARCAMP: Starcamp (as seen on Dragon’s Den) : calling all boys and girls aged 4 -13 years to a fun filled, non competitive, week of singing, dancing and drama where the building of self esteem in our children is of paramount importance. Special family fates. Venue St. Fanahan’s College Mitchelstown 14th to 19th July 9,30 am to 2.30pm Booking 021 -4377900 on online www.starcamp.ie
THE LATE DONAL KEANE: The death occurred at Fermoy Community Hospital on Saturday May 4 of Donie Keane, Loughanna, Kilbehenny Mitchelstown. The late Donie was in his late 60s and was very well known in the Kilbehenny and Mitchelstown areas He had a keen interest in hurling and attended a lot of games locally over the years, Donie had been in ill health for the past three years. His popularity was borne out in the large attendance at the removal on Monday evening from O’Sullivan’s Funeral to the local Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Tuesday. Interment took place to the Church Grounds. To his sister Margaret (Boland) brother Pat, brother in law Michael,k niece Elaine, nephew Michael, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
HEALTHY WALKS: Mitchelstown Healthy Town conducts Group Walks every Tuesday from New Square at 7pm. Leaders conduct walks from 3 kilometres, upwards for all ages. It is hoped that walks will expand as a social, physical and emotional amenity assist. Ladies keep fit resumes at St Fanahan’s Hall Tuesday nights 9.30pm.
FUNDRAISING DANCE: There will be a fundraising dance at the Firgrove Hotel on this Saturday night May 11 in aid of St Joseph’s Foundation & Cork Mental Health Foundation. Performing on the night will be Finbarr Dennehy, Michael Collins, Trudi Lalor and P J Murrihy. Tickets €20 each. Available from Firgrove Hotel 025 24111 or John Keating 087-2099036.