The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


Mt Hil­lary AC will hold a reg­is­tra­tion night on Tues Jan 15th at the chang­ing rooms at Ban­teer Sports­field from 7 o’clock. Reg fee is €30 for the year. All mem­bers and new mem­bers should try to call be­fore 9pm, how­ever if you can’t you can drop it at the Post of­fice/shop in Ban­teer , put €30 in an en­ve­lope with your name on it, new mem­bers will also need date of birth and phone num­ber. Must try to get all reg­is­tra­tions in by 19th Jan, thank you and a happy new year


The orig­i­nal play­ground was in­stalled in 2001 and the group have se­cured €50,000 Clar fund­ing to up­grade the ex­ist­ing play­ground with: 3 new pieces of equip­ment round­about, ju­nior play unit; new fenc­ing to re­place ex­ist­ing fence; new safety sur­fac­ing to re­place tiles; paint­ing of ex­ist­ing equip­ment

This up­grade works will hap­pen in the next week and the play­ground will be closed for same with Brownes Brothers Con­trac­tors ap­pointed to do same.


Ban­teer Lyre and Dis­tricts Com­mu­nity Coun­cil have re­ceived con­fir­ma­tion that 100mb Broad­band speeds will be avail­able to all houses in and around the vil­lage area.

Based on the reg­u­la­tory rules that per­tain the re­tail ser­vice providers can sell ser­vices from Jan­uary 2nd, 28 days af­ter they are given over.

Eir are still fol­low­ing up on the Mill­street road. A prob­lem ex­ists with the Rail­way/Mill­street road EFibre roll­out. The Com­mu­nity Coun­cil are wait­ing on a re­ply as to when all the work will be com­plete from both KNNS and Eir will keep you up­dated.


The AGM OF Ban­teer Camoige club will be held in Ban­teer Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Sat the 19th of Jan­uary at 7.30 every­one wel­come. with our guest of hon­our Cork County Board Chair­per­son Tracey Kennedy per­form­ing the of­fi­cial open­ing.

The cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued with pre­sen­ta­tions made to the suc­cess­ful 1968 Croke Rovers and 1978 Kil­brin teams. The Hall of fame was also pre­sented to de­serv­ing win­ner Neily O Sul­li­van on the night for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to Kil­brin GAA through­out the years. A huge con­grat­u­la­tions to all re­cip­i­ents.

A big thank you to every­one who helped in the suc­cess­ful run­ning of the event in­clud­ing the fol­low­ing: Club of­fi­cers and vol­un­teers, Claire and all the staff at Kil­brin So­cial Club for the beau­ti­ful meal and venue, Fr.Leader, Duhal­low board and pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tives and all those who turned out in great num­bers to sup­port the even­ing and a spe­cial word of thanks to Tracey for at­tend­ing and for her kind words on the night.

Fi­nally a big thank you for the great work by Donal Shea­han, Tom & Sheila O Reilly and the many vol­un­teers, too many to men­tion, for their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work to make the pro­ject such a suc­cess.


The lotto re­sults for Sun­day 6th of Jan­uary for a jack­pot of €7,200 are as fol­lows. Num­bers drawn were: 7, 10, 19 and 33. There was no jack­pot win­ner. Lucky dip win­ners are Liz Craw­ford Kan­turk, Tom O Reilly Kil­brin, Richard King Castlecor, Karl­ton O Leary Bally­bane and Michael O Driscoll Kan­turk. Jack­pot for next draw on Jan­uary 14th is €7,300. Please sup­port.


45 drive con­tin­ues ev­ery Wed­nes­day night at 9pm. Please come along and en­joy the even­ing.


Bingo ev­ery Mon­day night from 8.30. Jack­pot is EUR 1,850 on 48 calls. Bonus ball is EUR 60. Please come along and en­joy a night of Bingo in a great at­mos­phere.


The so­cial club host a poker night ev­ery Fri­day night at 9pm. A league ta­ble is also start­ing which adds an­other el­e­ment. Very en­joy­able even­ing to be had and the lo­cal bus is run­ning so call An­thony Ah­ern if you are in­ter­ested.


One of the biggest crowds that ever at­tended the his­tor­i­cal St Stephen’s day walk on a beau­ti­ful day on 26th De­cem­ber. The walk went to Cur­raghs, Bally­ba­halow, Gar­ri­son, Clogh­boola and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

It be­gan at Cur­raghs school with the lo­cal his­to­ri­ans Niall O’Sul­li­van, Tim Line­han & Dan Bren­nan shar­ing their in­sight and knowl­edge of each area vis­ited. Tim Line­han also pro­duced a very pro­fes­sional map of the area’s. The Cur­raghs cam­paign was ex­plained with the bat­tles and also am­bush at Fields house. The walk also vis­ited the site of the am­bush that oc­curred dur­ing the O Sul­li­van Beara march in Jan­uary 1603.

The walk fin­ished up at John Mul­lane’s forge site who’s fam­ily served the com­mu­nity of Kil­brin for many years. The com­mu­nity coun­cil plan to mark this site in the near fu­ture.

We would like to thank every­one that at­tended the walk. The age pro­files were be­tween 3 & 95 and it was great to see such an at­ten­dance. We would also like to thank the landown­ers for al­low­ing every­one through their lands. We also want to thank the his­to­ri­ans on the day. And es­pe­cially to the Line­han fam­ily for the hos­pi­tal­ity and re­fresh­ments. Also thanks to John Field and Niall O Sul­li­van for build­ing the bridges.

Plenty of his­tor­i­cal re­search goes into this and again we need to thank the his­to­ri­ans for this. We would also like to thank the peo­ple that con­trib­uted on the day and pro­ceeds raised will go to the main­te­nance of Dr Croke House.


Tír na nÓg fin­ished off the Christ­mas with some bril­liant art which they were able to dec­o­rate their homes with. The course and other pro­jects will be con­tin­ued in 2019. We would like to thank them for their thought­ful con­tri­bu­tion and wish them ev­ery suc­cess in 2019.


On 6th Jan­uary 1823 Dr Croke was bap­tized in Kil­brin par­ish. Ex­actly 196 years later on 6th Jan­uary 2019 a great night was had at the birth­place house with mu­sic song dance and po­etry. The Dr Croke House com­mit­tee was pre­sented with a mar­vel­lous an­cient piece of Ewe wood with su­perb carv­ings. We would re­ally like to thank Noel Line­han, Church­town for this unique gift which will be trea­sured by the com­mu­nity for years to come. We would also like to thank Fa­ther Pat Corkery who pre­sented other fur­nish­ings for the house.


The Kil­brin Na­tional School Mar­ket was held be­fore Christ­mas and it proved to be a great night at­tended by a crowd that well ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions. It was great to see chil­dren and par­ents all come to­gether to sup­port our school. There were con­tri­bu­tions from many peo­ple and far too many to name in­di­vid­u­ally but a big thanks to one and all that helped in any way to make this a hugely suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able even­ing.

We do have to men­tion the teach­ers whose ded­i­ca­tion to our chil­dren is re­lent­less and whose en­ergy is only matched by the chil­dren them­selves. The qual­ity of their pro­duce and their wel­come on the night showed the pride they have in their school and in­deed them­selves.

We do hope this be­comes an an­nual event and one not to be missed.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the award win­ners on the night and a spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions to Neily O’Sul­li­van on his very de­served hall of fame award. Very well done to the GAA for or­gan­is­ing a great night in the so­cial club.


Many thanks for the con­tri­bu­tions re­ceived to date. You can do­nate by: Re­turn­ing your do­na­tion in the en­ve­lope pro­vided to the so­cial club in per­son with your name on it or Bank trans­fer with your name as a ref­er­ence to AIB, New­mar­ket BIC: AIBKIE2D IBAN: IE09AIBK93617002943024

Al­ter­na­tively you can con­tact the play­ground re­fur­bish­ment com­mit­tee mem­bers: Paulina Breen or Au­drey Den­nehy on 0864097267 / 0868922164 or Com­mu­nity Coun­cil mem­bers: Tom O’Rior­dan Chair­per­son, Pat O’Leary Trea­surer or John Corkery Vice Chair to or­gan­ise your do­na­tion or if you have any ques­tions.

We would like to send our re­gards to every­one un­well at the mo­ment and wish them a speedy re­cov­ery and wish every­one a happy and pros­per­ous New year.


The com­mu­nity coun­cil can be con­tacted at kil­[email protected] com if you have any queries. Also the PRO can be con­tacted di­rectly at Ben­[email protected] com if you have any­thing of in­ter­est for this col­umn. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be de­lighted to hear from you if you have any­thing that you would like to share. Christ­mas Lights Com­mit­tee would like to thank the gen­er­ous house­hold­ers who al­low us to use their premises to hang up the lights and those who keep them lit. It is a beau­ti­ful sight to be­hold when driv­ing through the vil­lage over the fes­tive pe­riod and one which is much ad­mired by all who pass by.


Killavullen Se­nior Cit­i­zens Party will take place this com­ing Fri­day, Jan­uary 11th in Killavullen Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 8pm. We look for­ward to a great even­ing of chat and en­ter­tain­ment. Our thanks goes to those who help us host this event by sup­port­ing our fundrais­ers and also those who give up their time on the night.


Lotto win­ners for the last few weeks have been: Rosie Daly, Ed­mond O’Gor­man and Ann Howard in Grif­fin’s Bar. The win­ners from The Haven Bar were Tom Barry, Bal­ly­duff, Denise Line­han and Do­minic Lynch. Thank you for your con­ti­nous sup­port to this fundraiser. It is ap­pre­ci­ated.


Nano Na­gle Birth­place in Bal­ly­grif­fin host a num­ber of work­shops, train­ing events and cour­ses on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. It is well worth check­ing out their web­site https://www.nanona­glebirth­place. to keep up to date with what they have to of­fer.


Killavullen Farmer’s Mar­ket is hosted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at the Nano Na­gle Birth­place. De­tails of their up­com­ing mar­kets due to restart in Fe­bru­ary can be found on their face­book page.

Friends of Kil­brin GAA Patsy Shea­han, Jack Gayer, Mary Gayer, Phil Firld, Jack Field and Noirín Bren­nan en­joy­ing the re­cep­tion for the 1968 and 1978 win­ning hurl­ing teams.

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