MITCHELSTOWN TAKE 26TH JAFC TITLE: Mitchelstown Junior A Footballers took their 26th North Cork title on Sunday when they overcame Buttevant in Killavullen. The winners dominated all through being 0-6 to 0-2 ahead at the break. The final score was 0-15 to 0- 7.
Mitchelstown now await either Kilmurry or Kilmichael in the Co quarter final.
Team : Luke Hanna, Sean Coughlan, Stephen Fox, Diarmuid Lynch, Owen Burke, Patrick Molloy, Greg Carroll, Laurance O Flynn, Dave Dineen, Michael Walsh 0-5 (0-3f, 0-1 45) Padraigh Donegan Jason Cott, James Sheehan 0-3 (0-2f) Shane Cahill 0-3, Shane Beston 0-3. Subs Anthony Oâ€™Brien 0-1, for Padraigh Donegan, Fionn Herlihy for Jason Cott, Peter Conroy for James Sheehan, Jamie Finn for Eoin Burke.
PARK UNITED FC LOTTO: There was no winner of the jackpot of $5050 The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 20 & 25. There was no match 3 winner. Lucky dip winners were Ian Aherne c/o Mulberry Tree, Shane and Kieran c/o J Coleman, Gearoid Fox c/o Oâ€™Farrellâ€™s, Lena Lane c/o Mossie, Michael Barrett c/o J Crowley. Winner of $25 lucky dip voucher Bridget Fitzgerald c/o Centra.
KNOCKADEA COMMUNITY LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 4, 10 & 17. There was winner of the 4,800 jackpot.
Lucky dip winners were â‚¬30 each Kayleigh Noonan c/o Edges Hair Salon
Ballylanders, John Hennessy, Spittle, Glenroe c/o Ann Cleary. â‚¬20 each to Ann Fraher, Tooreigh, Knockanevin c/o Bridie Walsh and Pauline Kent Mitchelstown c/o Tom Lonergan.
BALLINDANGAN COMMUNITY LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 4 & 14. There was one winner of the jackpot of $2,200 Michael Oâ€™Mahony Kilnadrew, Ballindangan. Consolation prizes â‚¬30. each Catriona Murphy c/o Gerdy Murphy & Bridie Oâ€™Connell Glanworth $20 each Pat Murphy Rathcormac and Paddy Murphy, Caherdrinna.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: There was one winner of the jackpot of â‚¬5,400. The winner was Martin Hennessy Kildorrery with the lucky numbers of 12, 21 and 27.
KILDORRERY MINORS WIN: Kildorrery Minor C hurlers had a deserved 5 -10 to 3- 11 win over Banteer in the Rebel Og MCHC at Ballyhooly on Thursday evening. The winners led for most of the game and goals at vital stages ensured them a 5 point win in the end.
Team : Darren McNamara, Jack Higgins, Fergal Fouhy, John Fitzgerald, Jamie Oâ€™Gorman 0-1, Liam McGrath, Tiernan Condon 0-4 (0-1f) Shane Landers, John Keating 0-1, Dylan Kent 1-2, David Ryan 4-1, Shane Walsh 0-1 Sub David Harrington for Dylan Kent inj.
THE LATE MAURA HOWARD: The death occurred on August 22 peacefully at Mallow General Hospital of Maura Howard (Nee McNamara) The late Maura was very well known in the
farming community. She was predeceased by her husband Jim. Her popularity was borne out in the large and represented attendance that were present at the rosary on Thursday night, at the removal on Friday evening from Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetery. To her sons Michael, John, brothers, John and Willie, sisters in law nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy
FAITH CAMP: Almost 90 children and over 60 volunteers participated in the Faith Camp at the Town Hall Mitchelstown last week. Throughout the week the children had great fun and experienced the joy of faith in God. Throughout the week they were involved in various activities. They made many beautiful items in arts and crafts including snow globes, Rosary beads, clay picture frames, fishing rods and mobiles. There was a wonderful drama on Friday evening. Many parents and grandparents came to see their children act out scenes from the lives of various saints. Each day began with morning prayer concelebrated by Fr. Patrick Cahill and concelebrated by Fr Michael Fitzgerald PP. Sincere thanks to Alan Reidy Super Value for the amazing food they served each day which kept the volunteers well fed.
ANGLESBORO 45: Noreen Hayes & Mrs Lynch, Ballylanders, Sean Hanley Anglesboro and Ger Leahy Galbally, Tom Davern and Willie Oâ€™Mahony, Ballylanders, Michael Kearney Marshalstown and Anthony Hanrahan Mitchelstown. Table prizes Eugene Grant and Mick Oâ€™Brien, Kilbehenny, Dan Oâ€™Connor Cloughleafin and Bernard Condon, Ahacross. John Sheehan Corrogurm and Lar Hennebry Galbally. Raffle Mary Hyland, Mitchelstown, Mick Kearney, Marshalstown, Lar Hennebry Galbally.
SPECIAL FRIENDS: The annual 80 kilometre, 40 kilometre, 15 kilometre cycle and 5 kilometre walk will take place this Saturday August 31st. Registration will take place in the CBS earlier that morning. Cycle maps are available at www.specialfriendsmitchelstown.com.
The walk begins at Abbey Farm to Church of Ireland in Church St out Kildorrery Road around the Ring Road to the Firgrove Hotel up through the town and returning to Abbey Farm for a Family Fun Evening. This includes under age football tournament, barbecue, bouncy castles, face painting and much more to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Special Friends are a voluntary group of parents who set up a support group for parents of children with special needs seven years ago which has since flourished into a charity. This provides equipment, one to one support for trhe children, family days and much more. There are now 16 children using the services from Ballyduff, Mitchelstown, Kilbehenny, Ballylanders, Kildorrery, Kildorrery, Glenroe, Rathcormac and Burncourt.
Seven of the children received i-pads in November which were needed for education and attend schools from Charleville to Douglas and Ballygiblin daily.
They also have a bank of equipment to help motor skills that are loaned to the members. There are five family fun days in the year, that give parents a chance to enjoy a day out, who have children with special needs. As a lot of people find it hard to deal with new situations, if a child is having a bad day there are helpers at hand and no one watching as they are all in the same boat.
The Group have begun Sensory Parties which are a fun way to help children with touch and smell issues. For some children sand, flour and sticky items are there worst nightmare. The most recent party was at the Pizza House. For the first time this year there was an outing for older siblings who are carers also.
Special Friends provided helpers for the children to attend mainstream Summer Camps.
They attended arts and craft camps, letâ€™s go computer camps and the Under 5s attended various pre school summer camps. Special Friends hold monthly meetings as a Support Network for families. They are held at 8pm on the last Tuesday of every month. All this would not be possible without the generosity of people from Mitchelstown and the surrounding areas.
Enquiries to Heather 087-9107700 or contact Special Friends on Facebook www.facebook.com/specialfriendsmitchelstown or email@example.com