The Ceili Mission started in Mitchelstown Parish on November 5 and will run to November 25.

The first two weeks are mainly for schools with the Preached Mission running from November 17 to 25. There are up to 30 personnel involved including priests, nuns and lay people. The Mission is offering an opportunity to be refreshed, renewed, encouraged and stimulated in the Catholic faith. The Ceili a new name for missioners is a community of priests, religious and lay people who are drawn together by God to evangelize. They are committed to and work under the authority of the Irish Bishops. Ceili’s aim is to bring people both as individuals and as communities into a deeper relationship with God and with each other through their programme of Parish and School Missions. The name ‘Ceili’ speaks of companions, togetherness, hope and above all joy. From Monday, November 19, to Friday, November 23, there will be Mass at 7am, 10am and 7.30pm each day. On Thursday night there will be a Holy Hour instead of Mass. On Saturday, November 24, Masses will be 8.30am, 10am and 7.30pm


Mitchelstown Junior A footballers had a well merited 2- 1 to 0- 8 win over Whites Cross on Monday nigh last in the Co JAFL semi final at Riverstown.

‘Town’ were slow to settle and found themselves 0-6 to 0-1 in arrears after 25 minutes. A goal from a penalty by Liam Keane and some good points by Stephen Fox and James Sheehan gave ‘Town’ an interval lead 1 -5 to 0- 6.

In the second half Mitchelstown gained control at midfield where Shane Beston and Shane Cahill excelled. They had a second goal by Laurance O’Flynn and went on to win comfortably in the end by 2-11 to 0- 8. Team : Luke Hanna, Sean Coughlan, Michael Maher, Diarmuid Lynch, Eoin Burke, Fionn Herlihy, Pat Molloy, Shane Cahill, Shane Beston 0-1, Dave Dineen, Stephen Fox 0-2, Michael Walsh 0-2 (0-1 45) James Sheehan 0-3 (0-2f) Laurance O’Flynn 1-0, Liam Keane 1 -1 (1-0 pen) Subs Anthony O’Brien 0-1 for Laurance O’Flynn, Jason Cott 0-1 for James Sheehan, Greg Carroll for Liam Keane, Pa Magee for Pat Molloy.

Mitchelstown will now meet either Tadgh MacCarthaighs or Rockchapel in the final. Mitchelstown Under 13 Premier 2 footballers lost out to Fermoy in the Co league semi final at Fermoy on Monday night. Fermoy dominated from the start and emerged winners in the end by 2-14 to 1-7. Panel J O’Brien, D O’Flynn, K Fox, S Roche, J Roche, L Finn, A Boland, M Keane, S Doyle, C O’Mahony, C Dollion, D Keane, J Irwin, S Murphy, M Keating, J Lewis, K Finn, C Cahill, K O’Brien, K Finn.


There is a Free Diabetes Test at Tesco Car Park this Thursday, November 15. This coincides with National Diabetes Week. It is important that people use this health service which runs from 10.30am to 4pm.


Denis Wallace Galbally and Paschal Noonan Ardpatrick, Moss Hanley Anglesboro and Mossie Moriarty Kilglass, Table prizes Marian Barry and Majella O’Sullivan, Anglesboro, John Morey and Pauline McGrath Kilfinane.

Billy Casey and Michael Cleary Anglesboro, Raffle Tom Hogan, Anglesboro, Joan O’Brien, Mitchelstown, John Sheehan Corrogurm.