100 YEARS PAST: The 100 anniversary of South Liberties winning the county intermediate hurling at the Markets Field on January 9 1913 went almost unnoticed In semi final of the 1911 series Doon fell to Liberties in 1912 and went to the decider against Rathkeale. A draw was played in the decider and the replay was unfinished when a South Liberties player refused to leave the field when ordered off. The county board fixed the third meeting for January 9 and South Liberties won 2-3 to 2-1. The winning team – Bill Greensmyth, Roxboro; Michael Ryan Pinch, Dooradoyle; Timmy O’ Brien, New street; Michael Butler, Tubberyquin; Tom Fitzgerald, Raheen; Mick Keane, Raheen; Jim Droney, Raheen; Mick Kelly, Mill Road; Pat Halvey, Ballysheedy; John Keane, Carrigmartin; Mick Noonan, Raheen; Mick O’ Connell, Ballinagarde; Tom Hoare, Rosbrien; Jim Hannon, Derknakane; John Murray, Mungret; Charlie O’ Neill, Drombanna. I knew Michael Butler, Tom Fitzgerald, Mick Keane, Jim Droney, Mick Kelly, Mick O’ Connell and Charlie O’ Neill when growing up in Boherlode.
KNOCKEA SCHOOL: Enrolments for are now being accepted for September 2013 and contact can be made on 061 351414. Sixth class recently the Young Scientists Exhibition of the Year at the R.D.S. The event really ignited the children’s interest in science. The pupils and staffin the school had a busy run up to Christmas. All took part in two Masses celebrated by Rev. Oliver Plunkett and the pupils families were invited to partake. They sang Christmas hymns and carols and performed a lovely version of the Nativity to mark the event. At present the school is working hard to attain a second greenflag which recognises the efforts of the children to conserve energy. This flag will complement the first awarded for efforts made in recycling.