TRAGIC HOUSE FIRE: People in the Kilbehenny Mitchelstown and surrounding areas were saddened at the news on Tuesday night April 9 of a house fire in rural Kilbehenny around 9.45pm. The blaze could be seen from the main Cork Dublin Road. It occurred in the townland of Castlequarter about a mile and half from Kilbehenny village. The two storey house was gutted and the sole occupant Ned Hyland a retired farmer lost his life. Units of the Fire services from Kilmallock, Fermoy and Mitchelstown attended. The late Ned a bachelor farmer was in his late 70s. A man of quiet disposition he was well known locally. He used his personal safety alarm to have his family made aware of the fire. However, he was unable to get out to safety and perished in the blaze. His popularity was borne out in the very large attendance at the removal from O’Sullivan’s Funeral Kilbehenny on Thursday night to the local Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Friday. Interment took place to the adjoining cemetery. To his sisters Nellie (O’Gorman) Margaret (Breedy) Mary (Walsh) brothers David, Michael, brother in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews. grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
THE LATE BEN CORBETT: The death occurred peacefully on April 12 at Corpus Christi Nursing Home Mitchelstown of Ben Corbett, 87 Carrigroe Mitchelstown and formerly of 10 Lr Cork St Mitchelstown where he carried out a very successful Pharmacy Business for many year. The late Ben was in his mid 90s and was a very popular member of the local community and was widely known through his business. His popularity was borne out in the very large and represented attendance at the removal if remains from O’Brien’s Funeral Home Mitchelstown on Sunday evening to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to the adjoining cemetery. To his wife Nell daughters Yvonne, Susan, Linda, Jean, sons in law Joachim, Barry, Declan, sisters Una, Ursula, Frances, brother Billy, sisters in law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
OPEN AIR MASS: There was a fine attendance at Knockadea Community Centre on Friday night for Open Air Mass. This was a ‘Spring Mass’ where the celebrant Fr Tom Breen Ballylanders blessed animals, pets, hens, land, water and stone. There was a pageant representing St Patrick, St Brigid and St Mollagga. Prayers for sick people locally were offered. A very enjoyable cup of tea and refreshments were served afterwards in the Sports Complex.
KILDORRERY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky numbers 10,18 & 36, €50 each to Dave Dwane, Farrahy, Noreen Walsh Kildorrery, Jim Skinner Mitchelstown
THE LATE JIM BAKER: The death occurred at Abbeylands Nursing Home Kildorrery on April 12 of James (Jim) Baker, Nutgrove Ballindangan. The late Jim was in his 90s was a very popular member of the local community being a thatcher by trade up to his retirement many years ago. His popularity was borne out in the large attendance at the removal on Sunday night from O’Brien’s Funeral Home Mitchelstown to Ballindangan Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to St Dominic’s Cemetery Glanworth. To his wife Nora (Nee Kiely) sons Tommy, Noel, Michael, James, Colm, Kevin, Morgan daughters Pearl (Fitzgerald) Mary (McSweeney) sisters in law, brothers in law, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.
CBS HURLERS BEATEN: Mitchelstown CBS hurlers lost out to Colaiste Spiorad in the Cork Colleges Under 14 B HC semi final at Fermoy on Wednesday last. The final score was 2-15 to 1- 10. CBS team : Matthew Dawson-Furey (Glanworth) Fionn McLoughlan (Skeheenarinky) Ian Butler (Kildorrery) Kieran Fox (Ballygiblin) John Hunter (Kildorrery) Lorcan Finn (Ballygiblin) Jordan Sheehy (Glenroe) Shane Doyle (Ballygiblin) Darren O’Dwyer (Skeheenarinky) Jack Lewis (Ballygiblin) Mark Keane 0-1, (do) Cillian Dollian 0-1 (do) Cathal O’Mahony 0-2, (do) Cathal Harrington (Kildorrery) James Keating (do) 1-6 (0-4f,(1-0 pen, 0-1 65) Sub Josh Macken (Skeheenarinky) for Jack Lewis.
PARK UNITED F.C. LOTTO: The numbers drawn were 9, 13, 15 & 16. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2,200 Two match 3 shared €150 each receiving €75 Carol Duggan c/o Ann Murphy, Seamus Quigley c/o Hunters Rest. Winner of €25 voucher Nellie O’Connor, Robert St.
BALLINDANGAN 45: Tom O’Callaghan, Knockadea and Mossie McCarthy Glenroe, Sheila Leahy, Castleterry and Betty Condon, Curraheen, Denis & Nuala Cronin Killavullen,
Secret games : Jeremiah Leahy and Tom Davern, Ballylanders, Anne Coughlan Ballindangan and John Morley Glanworth. Raffle : Ned Walsh, Ballykearney, Mollie Donegan Mitchelstown Bridie Moloney Mitchelstown.
ANGLESBORO 45: Michael Kearney Marshalstown and Anthony Hanrahan Mitchelstown, Joan O’ Brien and Mary Hyland, Mitchelstown. Table prizes Willie O’Mahony and Tom Davern, Ballylanders, Tom Hogan Anglesboro and Eddie Moriarty Kilglass, Damian & Martin Peters Aherlow. Raffle Willie O’Mahony, Ballylanders, Billy Casey Anglesboro, Moss Creed Ballyanihan.