Banteer Ladies Football Club are hosting their annual family Bingo on Sunday November 18th at 3pm in Banteer Community Centre. This is a great afternoon for all the family with lots of prizes to be won. There will also be a raffle on the day and the shop will also be open.
This is our main fundraiser for the year and your support would be very much appreciated by all involved in the club. If anyone would like to sponsor a line (€25) or a full house (€50) please contact Eileen Kelleher (086) 1037039 or Patrick Buckley (087) 2306907.
Adult badminton is starting tomorrow night Monday 5th in Banteer hall from 8:30-9:30. All welcome
GLEN THEATRE DRAMA
On this Fri 9th, Sat 10th and Sun 11th The Glen Theatre Drama group present John B. Keane’s most popular play, Sive. Directed by Tadgh O Keefee Sive is set against the harsh poverty and difficult times of 1950s Ireland Sive tells the story of a young and beautiful orphan who lives with her uncle Mike, his wife Mena and his mother Nanna . While Nanna dotes on her orphaned granddaughter, Sive, Mena plots with the local matchmaker Thomasheen Séan Rua to marry the young girl off to an old local farmer Séan Dóta for the promise of land and a chance to escape from poverty. Sive has become an Irish classic and one of the nation’s best loved plays. It is a story about a battle of generations, exploitation, greed, love and tragedy.
SCÓR NA NÓG
Scór na nÓg will be held on Friday November 16th at Edel Quinn hall Kanturk .Start time 7:30.Open to all under 17 years. competitions include Solo Singing, Recitation, Storytelling, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and Table Quiz.
Banteer/Lyre GAA would like to hear from anybody interested in taking part. Contact James Murphy at 087 2531049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAA CLUB AGM
Banteer Lyre GAA AGM is on Fri 30th Nov 7.30pm at Lyre Community Hall. Church gate collection on 17/18 Nov.
Autumn/Winter programme 029 56239 087 7558752. Fri 9th Sat 10th Sun 11th Nov–Drama with John B. Keane’s most popular play with “Sive”. Sat 17th Nov–Johnny McEvoy. Sat 24th Nov–Welcome to my World the Jim Reeves Story. Sun 2nd Dec– Gerry Guttery and full band
Banteer National School took part in the FAI Schools Futsal Soccer held in Whitechurch recently. The team from 4th class did very well winning 3 out of the 4 matches. The team played brilliantly and it was a very enjoyable day.
After weeks of rehearsals, Castlemagner Players will once again take to the stage with their production of John B Keane’s play “Big Maggie” in Castlemagner Community Centre on Friday November 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th and the following weekend,on Friday 30th, Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday 2nd.
This is a Sinsir Club fundraiser and your support would be greatly appreciated. It will start at 8pm each night and tickets are available at the door for €10.
The community singers are in full voice every Tuesday night in Castlemagner Community Centre at 7:30pm until 8:30pm, under the direction of Maria Twomey. The first round of these classes will continue until Christmas. Everyone is very welcome to attend. This social weekly event places an emphasis on singing for enjoyment. Everyone welcome. Please keep a lookout for forthcoming events in this column. our lead to four points with points in quick succession from Kennedy Amechi and Ben Creedon. Ballinora rallied and brought it back to two points with five minutes to go. Kilshanning had a further point from Donnchad O’Doherty before Ben Creedon scored a lovely point to extend our lead out to four points with time almost up.
However, in the in the four minutes of time-added-on. Ballinora brought it back to three points, had three further attacks at goal but could not break through the Kilshannig defence before the final whistle went to release a wave of pure joy for players, coaches and supporters.
In truth this was a day where every player had to give their all just to get over the line. Goalkeeper Alan O’Flynn was rock solid in goals, had a great save in the first half and his kick outs were highly effective. Arguably our best line on the day, our full back line of Alan O’Connell, Colm Ring and Seán Crowley were quite magnificent on the day and excellently dealt with the threat posed by Ballinoras inside forwards.
The half backs of Donagh Ryan, Seán O’Riordan and Anthony Jenks worked so hard to cover the opposition runs, blocking the ball and then helping to set up our own attacks from that line. Their work rate and defending was first class for the hour.
Our midfield combination of Shane O’Connell and Alex O’Leary were just superb in what was a real teak tough midfield battle. Some of the high fielding from both players and their distribution was top notch. These boys dragged us back into the game in the first half and from there on we were in much better control of the game. Without a doubt two of the best players in the county in their positions.
The incredibly effective and hard working half forwards of Seán O’Connell, Joe Power and James Dunne ran themselves into the ground and were a key line in collecting the ball from defence before moving it quickly into the full forward line.
Our inside forward line has been a key line for us all year. The threat from our inside line is significant and the constant movement of Ben Creedon, Donnchad O’Doherty and Kennedy Amechi ensured that there was always a player free to take the pass and setup the score.
Tim Kavanagh, Colm Geary and Gavin McCarthy were all incredibly effective when they came on and worked so hard for the team.
This group is all about the 23 members of the squad and over the year Darragh Nolan, Darragh Clifford, Paddy Barrow, Brian O’Connor and Paudi O’Riordan have more than played their part in winning an historic treble of North Cork League, North Cork Championship and now County Champions.
At the end of the game our captain and leader Shane O’Connell accepted the cup and gave a fantastic speech before the celebrations began in earnest.
A long and noisy car convoy paraded the cup through the parish before the players were given a guard of honour on returning to the complex with the cup. A lovely evening was had by all. In keeping with tradition our new heroes took the County Cup to the three schools on the Monday and were given a great reception by all schools. Thanks to the three school principals for their support.
The squad finished the day on Monday with a lovely relaxed lunch and dispersed home with a lifetime of memories from the day.
Dominic O’Connell, Dominic Jenks, Colm Crowley and Ger Creedon were absolutely thrilled for this group of 23 young men that they achieved their goal. It has been a long season and it has been a real pleasure for the coaches to have been involved with this special group of players. They are a credit to their families, team and club.
Special thanks goes out to all the parents who rowed in so enthusiastically behind this team all year. From driving the boys to challenge matches in the heart of West Cork, to finding themselves in a woodland waiting for the boys on laser combat duty, to providing the food for Sunday, your support was vital.
A big thank you to Joanne Jenks, who co-ordinated the food and also to Anne O’Connell, Helen Creedon and Carmel Barrow, who worked hard on Sunday night ensuring everyone was fed. A very special thank you to clubman John O’Riordan of LJ’s who provided the food for the boys on Sunday night. John was also a huge help in organising the flags and bunting and is a great supporter of this team. Thank you to William O’Riordan for making the complex and all the facilities available to us.
Thank you to Damien Murphy, who provided physio services and to Pat Dunne, who has taken on the first aid role when required during the year. Further thanks goes to our goalkeeping coach Gavin Creedon, who worked so well with Alan during the year and was a great support to him during matches. Also our kit woman Anne O’Connell deserves a big thank you for ensuring that the kit is always ready and jerseys located.
We were delighted that Pat Nolan and Eoin Healy were on the pitch with us offering support and encouragement to the lads on the day. Also over the year assistant coaches Dylan O’Connell and Cian Creedon were a great help with picking up the cones, bibs and footballs.
A special thank you to Tim Ring for all the behind the scenes advice and support all year along with ensuring our fixtures and results were up on the clubs social media. Tim also provided commentary for the video of the final and is appreciated.
Thanks to Kevin O’Callaghan and Juliette Guiney for their advice and assistance with fixtures, it was most appreciated. Also to the referees who assisted us with refereeing challenge matches, Eoin Healy, Colin Twomey and Brendan O’Regan, thank you.
Finally the squad and mentors wish to thank the club, the supporters and in particular the families and friends who have supported and continue to support the team. The support we received on Sunday was incredible. We are delighted that the under-14A County Cup has a new home in Kilshannig and is resting quite nicely alongside the Minor Premier two County Cup. Kilshannig abu.
GLANTANE CHESS CLUB
Chess club for ages 9-14 in Kilshannig Community Centre on Monday, November 19, from 7 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. (and fortnightly). Boys, girls, beginners and improvers all welcome. €2. Find us on Facebook.
This cemetery is being surveyed at present with the plan to produce an information board to help visitors find their family graves. A large number of graves have no headstone erected and the committee request that anybody who could identify the families interred in these would contact Donie O’Sullivan at 086 2579106 or email donie_os@ eircom.net so that some of these unidentified graves could be included.
We would also appreciate names of those buried that do not appear on existing headstone inscriptions.
LADIES’ FOOTBALL CLUB
FIXTURES – Junior North Cork Final: Kilshannig V Knocknagree, Friday, November 9, in Glantane at 7.45 p.m. Please check Facebook or Twitter for all up to date fixtures.
TABLE QUIZ – Kilshannig Ladies’ Football Club will hold a fundraising table quiz on Saturday, December 1, at 9 p.m. in the Gortroe Inn.
MINOR NORTH CORK CHAMPIONS – Congratulations to our Minor Girls on a fantastic win today against Knocknagree in the North Cork Final. An unbelievable comeback from the girls well done to each and every one of you who fought till the end. Thanks to Knocknagree for such a good sporting and exciting game. A big Thanks and well done to the trainers and mentor for all their hard work put in to these girls all year. Well done, girls.
Julia Quinn, Caoilainn Murphy, Aisling Lehane, Lauryn Curtin, Naoise Burchell and Anna Moynihan enjoying the Kiskeam Family Fun Day.