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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


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 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 james­mur­phy­


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.


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@ eir­ 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.


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.

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