Anglesboro/Kilbehenny Aug 31



1st prize: Noreen Hayes and Mrs. Lynch. 2nd prize shared: Sean Hanley and Ger Leahy, Tom Davern and Willie O’Mahony and Mick Kearney and Anthony Hanrahan. Table prizes: Eugene Grant and Mike O’Brien, Dan O’Connor and Bernard Condon and John Sheehan and Lar Hennebry. Raffle: 1st prize: Mary Hyland. 2nd prize: Mick Kearney and 3rd prize: Lar Hennebry. Cards - every Tuesday night in Anglesboro at 8.45pm.

KILBEHENNY WEEKLY BINGO: €20: Bridie Gallahue, divide: Mary Galvin and Kathleen Conroy. S. Walsh, Marian Richards, Chris Crowley, Una McGrath, Margo Conway, F. Dowling, divide: V Fitzgibbon and Mary Galvin. €30: Nan Downey. €40: Nora Gallagher, Bridie Murphy, Betty Slattery, divide: Mary Leonard and June Byrne, Nan Downey, Bernie Molan, Helen Martin and Betty Relihan. €50: Esther Walsh. €100: Mary Burke and Marian Richards. Sheets €30: Pat O’Brien. €100: Anon. Raffle: 1st prize €30: Marian Richards. 2nd prize €20: Mary Murphy and 3rd prize €10: Nora Gallagher. Free Books - small; Margaret Mullins and large; Nora Gallagher. Special Bingo Raffle to coincide with Potato Festival. 1st prize: TV – Michael White, 2nd prize: Large bag of potatoes – Betty Keegan. 3rd prize: small bag of potatoes – Una McGrath. 4th prize: basket of turf – Lorna Lewis. 4th prize: Mary Murphy. Bingo every Sunday night in Kilbehenny Community Centre at 8.30pm.

KILBEHENNY POTATO FESTIVAL: The Kilbehenny Community Council expressed great satisfaction with the Potato Festival coming to a very successful conclusion on Sunday night last. The village evening was a huge success with many turning out dressed in period costume. Earlier on Saturday evening Gerard O’Sullivan won the first annual Soap box Race. This was followed by an evening of dance, song and storytelling. Then on Sunday morning it was on to the Mill River for the usual Duck Derby, where first over the line was Bill McGrath of Kilbehenny Post Office. The Committee would like to sincerely thank all who helped our, sponsored events or supported the events for the Potato Festival. Potatoes are on sale please contact Kilbehenny Community Centre on (025) 85721 to get your balls of flower!

A.G.M: Kilbehenny Community Centre held their AGM recently with a good size attendance. Chairman Michael Holmes welcomed all and thanked them for their great work during the year. A very busy time was had with the development work going on in the Hall. Michael stood down as Chairman after a number of years in the Chair. He was thanked for the way he carried out his duties by all present. Election of officers took place as the results are as follows; Chairperson – Mary Gorey, Secretary – Helena Heenan, Treasurer – Moss Fitzgerald, Assistant Treasurer – Pat Dalton, P.R.O – Carmel English.

G.A.A.: Galtee Gaels Club na n-Og had a very successful weekend at the Ballylanders Pattern Festival. They won three competitions in the U8 for the Shield, which was presented to captain Maeve Heenan by Paudie Downey. The U10’s won the John Buckley Cup which was presented to Captain Conor McGrath by Mike Meade. Finally the U15 team defeated Ballylanders by 1-8 to 3-1 in the final. Well done to all involved.

GOLDEN GOAL: The winner of the Golden Goal competition in conjunction with the All-Ireland semi final was Sean McGrath of Lackendarra. The prize is €100 and it will be some consolation for Sean after the disappointment at Croke Park. Galtee Gaels Junior “A” team were due to play Banogue in the Championship last week end, however, the game did not take place as Banogue conceded a walk over. Gaels have their final group game against Blackrock to come, which they must win to advance to the semi-final. The Club would like to thank all who subscribed to their annual church gate collection which was taken up at all masses in the parish at the weekend. Congratulations to Mitchelstown who won the North Cork Junior Championship. They beat Buttevant in the final on Sunday last.

HARVEST FAIR: Preliminary plans were drawn up recently for the Anglesboro Harvest Fair which takes place this year from Friday September 27 to Tuesday 30. The Fair will commence with a special Harvest Bingo session on Friday night. Saturday night is planned to host the Thorny Rose Competition. It is planned to follow along the same lines as last years – which was a hilarious night and a huge success. Anyone willing to “step it out” as a Thorny Rose is asked to contact Seamus Gordon (Secretary) on (087) 2801581 or Dan Gallahue on (086) 2549014 this week. Sunday sees “A Day at the Creamery” being re-enacted as well as the inter-school football games, tug of war, vintage display, and many other attractions also. Lots of help is needed to run these events, so any volunteers are more than welcome to contact any member of the committee. Every meeting is open to all and anyone interested in coming along is very welcome. The Fair will conclude in Tuesday night with a huge Harvest Card game of “45” with valuable prizes. There will be a Harvest Thanksgiving Mass on one of the Saturday nights in September, but it will not take place on the Saturday night of the Fair weekend. The Cycling Club is also planning to do some runs on a separate weekend.

SPECIAL FRIENDS: On this Saturday August 31 Special Friends have arranged a number of Cycles around the Mitchelstown area, to raise funds for Special Needs Children over a wide area. There will also be a Gala Day in Abbey Farm on competition. Both cycling club will actually take part this year in this very worthy fundraiser.

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