MITCHELSTOWN FOOTBALLERS IN FINAL: Mitchelstown Junior A footballers had a 0-14 to 0- 6 win over Kilworth on Saturday evening in Araglin the JAFC semi final. ‘Town led all through being 0-9 to 0-1 ahead at the break. Kilworth made a good recovery in the second half but the overall experience of the Mitchesltown side shone out in the end and they were winners by 0-14 to 0- 6. They face Buttevant this Sunday in Killavullen. Mitchelstown have dominated this competition in Avondhu over the years and they are now seeking their 28th North Cork JAFC title. It is Buttevant’s first time appearing in a Junior A FC final. The game on Sunday has a 3pm start.
The team v Kilworth was Luke Hanna, Sean Coughlan, Stephen Fox, Diarmuid Lynch, Owen Burke, Pat Molloy Greg Carroll, Laurance O’Flynn 0-1 Dave Dineen 0-1, Michael Walsh 0-3 (0-1 45) Shane Beston 0-1, Jason Cott 0-1, James Sheehan 0-5 (0-3f) Shane Cahill 0-2, Anthony O’Brien. Subs Padraigh Donegan for Anthony O’Brien, Kevin Mullins for Shane Beston, Jamie Finn for Michael Walsh.
BALLYGIBLIN HURLERS WIN & LOSE: Ballygiblin Junior B hurlers had a good win over Buttevant in the Junior BHC quarter final on Monday evening in Shanballymore. The final score was 2-12 to 1-10. Ream Joe Caplice, Daniel Dwane, Michael John Hayes, Damian Cremins, Paul Seymour 0-1f, Tom Daly, Eoin Burke, Paddy Kelly 0-2, Pat Molloy, Tom Molan 0-1 Paul Hennessy, Denis Coffey, Dave Moher 1-2 James Sheehan 0-6 Dean Barry 1-0, Subs John Fitzgerald for Denis Coffey, Eoin Coughlan for Tom Molan. The Minor B hurlers were also in action in the championship on Thursday evening when the faced Doneraile in Kildorrery. Doneraile proved too good and won out by 2-12 to 1- 7. Lineout Christopher Noonan, David O’Flynn, Shane Frewen, Sean O’Sullivan, Killian Roche, Michael Lewis, John O’Donoghue, Eoin Coughlan, James Mullins, Joe O’Sullivan 1-6 (0-4f) Diarmuid Molan, George Pendle, Paul Connolly-Murphy 0-1, Josh Evans, Cathal O’Sullivan. Subs Jack Norris for Paul Connolly-Murphy, Kieran O’Doherty for Josh Evans.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The numbers drawn were 4, 11 & 33. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners €50 each to Fiona Walsh-Clahane, Tankardstown, William Roche, Farrahy Road Neil O’Sullivan c/o Walsh’s Bar. Next week’s jackpot €5,400
PARK UNITED F.C. LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 19 & 23. There was no jackpot winner. There was one match 3 who received €150 Pat Casey c/o O’Farrell’s. Winner of €25 lucky dip voucher Mary Coleman.
BUS TO KNOCK: The annual St Vincent De Paul Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday Sept 14. Bus leaves Mart Premises Mitchelstown 7.30 am Names to the office at Ozanam Resource Centre Thomas St Mitchelstown 025-84733.
SPECIAL FRIENDS: The annual 80 kilometre, 40 kilometre, 15 kilometre cycle and 5 kilometre walk will take place on 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, let’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 ti Heather 087-9107700 or contact Special Friends on Facebook www.facebook.com/specialfriendsmitchelstown or email@example.com
KILBEHENNY 45: Paddy McGrath and Alice Curtin Skeheenarinky, Phil Walsh & Mary O’Brien Mitchelstown, Joe Birrane Kilbehenny and Bedina Fitzgerald Mitchelstown.
Lucky tables John Lyons and Liam O’Donoghue Marshalstown, Ger O Brien Black Road and Kitty English, Mitchelstown. Ger Heenan Kilbehenny and Jim Murphy Burncourt, Raffle Paddy McGrath Skeheenarinky, John Lyons, Kildorrery, Theresa Browne, Araglin.