THE LATE EILEEN MURPHY: The death occurred on January 8 of Eileen Murphy Coole, Ballysaggart Co Waterford. The late Eileen (Nee Kenneally) was formerly of Ballinabrook Mitchelstown. She had been in ill health for the past 3 years an illness that she bore with great dignity and courage. Eileen aged 51 was predeceased by her son Shane. A member of a great sporing family she married into another great sporting family in Ballysaggart. She loved farming and was very devoted to her family. The late Eileen was a deeply religious woman. In her younger days she played Ladies Football and represented Cork at Under 16 grade in 1977. She also won an All Ireland title in Skittles. The late Eileen was a great follower of Ballysaggart teams as well as Ballygiblin and Cork. She took great pride in having two sons Christy and Barry members of the current Ballysaggart Junior hurling side that won the Waterford Co and Munster titles in 2013. She came out from hospital in December to be present for their Munster final success in Mallow. Even though in ill health for a long while there was a great sense of shock and sadness when word broke through on Wednesday night of her death. Huge crowds attended the family home on Friday evening. On Saturday morning the cortege made its way from her home in Ballysaggart to Mitchelstown Parish Church for the Requiem Mass and burial. A guard of honour of Ballysaggart players and officials were present at the house as the funeral made is way to Mitchelstown for the Requiem Mass. A very large and represented attendance attended the Mass. There was a guard of honour by members of the Ballysaggart GAA Club in Brigown Cemetery as the coffin was shouldered to its final resting place. To her husband John, sons Gerard, Barry, Christopher, daughters Trina and Lisa, parents Jerry and Catherine, mother in law Biddy, grandchildren Jack, Lily, Lauren, Kacey and Jessica, sisters Mary (O’Gorman) Kathleen (Noonan) Sheila (Dalton) brothers Willie, Jim, aunts, nephews, nieces, brothers in law, sisters in law, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
THE LATE GER HENNESSY: The death occurred on January 7 unexpectedly of Jer Hennessy, Upper Corrogurm Mitchelstown. The late Jer was a kind and gentle man who did not know his strength. He was employed at Cork Marts for the past 32 years up to the time of his passing. He played hurling for Ballygiblin and was noted as being a very clean player who never struck a nasty blow. His popularity was borne out in the large and represented attendance at the removal on Friday night from O’Brien’s Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. The Ballygiblin GAA Flag was placed on the coffin as the cortege made its way from the Church to his final resting place in Brigown Cemetery. To his brothers Willie, Pat, John, sister Breda O’Reilly nieces Elaine and Lisa, brother in law Ned, grandnephew Jack, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
KILDORRERY GAA AGM : There was a very large gathering at Kildorrery GAA AGM held in the S[ports Complex on Friday Night. Tom Fox Chairman presided. He welcomed the large gathering and thanked all for their great support over the past 12 months.
The Secretary Joe Sherlock presented a very detailed report of activities both on and of the field IN relation to strategic vision the report stated that the club had embarked on a development programme in 2012. Phase one was the construction of a hurling wall which was completed, blessed and officially opened last year. The completion of phase two, which is the construction of a 300 seater stand must be the next goal. The financial report by Willie Duggan was in great detail and showed club funds to be very well handled and maintained. Election of Officers 2014. Uachtaran Matt Coughlan, Leas Uachtarain Michael McEldowney, Andrew O’Dea, Nicholas Hickey, Tom Monaghan, Michael O’Keeffe. Cathaoirleach Tom Fox, Leas Cathaoirleach Dave Roche, Cisteoir Willie Duggan, Cisteoir Cunta Barry O’Connor, Runai Joe Sherlock, Runai cunta Peter Watson, Clarathoir Liam O’Sullivan, Oifigeach Chaidrimh Poibli Nicholas Hickey, Oifigeach Culture & Teangan Jason Walsh,
Teachta Cloiste Corcaighe Thuaidh Eddie O’Connor, Teachtai Coiste Contai Tony McCarthy, Pat Fenton, Affiliated teams Hurling – Intermediate, Junior B Under 21 B Minor B. Team selectors – Intermediate football John P Fenton, Stephen Kent, Noel Barry (Coach) Junior B football John Gallagher, Dave Kelly,
Sean Kelly. Minor B football – Pa Walsh, John McCarthy, Intermediate hurling Paddy Hanley, Kieran Murphy, Tony Coyne (coach) Junior B hurling Loughlan McGovern, Kieran Murphy. Under 21 B & Minor B Hurling Michael Walsh, Shane Fitzgerald, Loughlan McLoughlan.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: There was no jackpot winner last week end. The winning numbers were 13, 27 & 32. Lucky dip winners of €50 each were Andrew O’Dea, Limerick Road, Kildorrery, Bridie Linehan, Hill Crest Kildorrery and Geraldine Daly, Springvale Kildorrery. Next week’s jackpot is €1,900
PARK UNITED FC LOTTO: There was no winner of the jackpot of €2,550 last week end. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 15 & 17. Five match three shared €150 each receiving €30 Jenifer Hanna c/o K Walsh, Tim Finn c/o J Ryan, Pat Treacy c/o Pat Treacy, Chloe, Charlie and Pat c/o Pat Treacy. Nellie Fitzgerald c/o Nellie Fitzgerald. Winner of €25 lucky dip voucher Martin O’Sullivan c/o John Ryan.
COMPUTER COURSE: There will be a free basic introductory computer course at Mitchelstown Library every Tuesday afternoon for 16 weeks. It will start on Tuesday January 21. There will be small classes. It is open to all and is suitable for complete beginners. Enquiries call Edel 087-3940145.