Congratulations to SS Doon on winning the Munster D. ladies football final on Saturday, beating Blackwater C.S. by 1.15 to 1.8, our own Shauna Quirke of Ayle got “player of the match”.


We extend our sympathy to wife Kitty, daughter Deirdre, brother Jimmy, son-in-law, grandchild, nieces, nephews and extended family of the late Willie (Billy) O’Brien, Parkroe. We also extend our sympathy to cousins, neighbours and friends of the late Paddy Lacy, Ballyneill, Donohill, who was interned in the cemetery in Donohill last week. May they rest in peace.


To Tommy and Nancy Shanahan, Cappamore who celebrated 44 years of marriage last Sunday. May you enjoy many more years of health and happiness together.


Happy birthday to Ena Ryan (B) who celebrated her birthday this weekend. Wishing her many more years of health and laughter. Also, to Ena’s grandson Don Riall who is celebrating his birthday this coming week. We wish Don a fantastic day and the very best for the year ahead.


Last Saturday the Martin “Go Go” Butler benefit race night was held in the Cappawhite Resource Centre. The evening kicked off with music from the local Comhaltas group. This was followed by the race night, commentated on by the “great” Johnnie Looby. There was some very lively bidding on the items that were auctioned and the crowd danced the night away to great music. Thanks to the organising committee and everyone who supported and contributed to the event by the giving of their time, expertise, attendance, spot prizes, auction items, baking and, most importantly, money.


AGM - The GAA club made appointments at the adjourned AGM on Wednesday, January 18 - Secretary: Michael McCarthy. Junior Hurling Selectors: Ger O’Neill, John Barry. The club would like to thank Liam Treacy for his many years of dedicated service to the club. Membership - is now due and can be paid to Ross Dunne or Michael McCarthy.


The Open Learning Centre has launched a Spring programme of classes: Life coaching, Line Dancing, Arts and Crafts, Painting, History talks, Guitar Lessons, Gardening, Spanish, Photo Editing, Computers, Flower Arranging, CPR for families, Computer Aided Genealogy, Manual Handling, Primary Course in Food Safety, Safe Pass and a First Aid course. Last chance to book before classes start. Check out or email for info, or call 06275071 Ext. 5.