HURLERS WINâ€¨Ballygiblin Junior A hurlers had their second win in a row on Sunday at Kilworth in the Cavanaghâ€™s Fermoy Div 1 HL against East Cork opponents. Good victories in the last two weeks over Middleton and Erinâ€™s Own has now seen them move away from the relegation zone. They have still to play Churchtown in the coming weeks.
Sundayâ€™s win over Erinâ€™s Own came with a very good second half performance. Team: Christopher Noonan, Cathal Murphy, Pat Norris, Brian Oâ€™Gorman, Declan Power, Stephen Fox, Barry Coffey, Michael Walsh, Fionn Herlihy, Greg Carroll, Danny Duggan, Cain Oâ€™Mahony, Keith McGrath 0-1, Shane Beston, 1-2, Joseph Oâ€™Sullivan 1-6 (1-2f) Subs Pat Molloy for Danny Duggan, Paul Seymour 0-1 for Shane Beston (inj). Ballygiblin now face Ballyhooly in the opening round Premier JHC this Saturday evening in Kilworth 7.15pm. This Friday, May 17, the club will hold their annual table quiz at the Hunters Rest 9pm.
â€¨FREE PRESCHOOL YEARâ€¨Bookings are now being taken for September 2013 intake at Bright Sparks Brigown. ECCE Funding for both morning and afternoon classes. If you would like to call or view the Preschool Environment phone 02586799.â€¨CANCER FUNDRAISERâ€¨There will be a Rock â€˜Nâ€™ Roll & Country Show this Saturday in the Firgrove Hotel. Tickets at the hotel, www.ticketgroup.ie Xtravision outlets and at the door E20. Charities to benefit Breast Cancer and St. Josephâ€™s Foundation.â€¨HEALTHY WALKSâ€¨Mitchelstown Healthy Town conducts Group Walks every Tuesday from New Square at 7pm. Leaders conduct walks from 3 kms upwards for all ages. Ladies keep fit resumes at St Fanahanâ€™s College Tuesday nights at 9.30pm.â€¨BEALTAINE FESTIVALâ€¨Bealtaine Festival is the celebration of creativity in older age. You are invited to join the group to celebrate Bealtaine during the current month of May. If interested call Liz Fay at Mitchelstown Library 02541939 or email â€¨firstname.lastname@example.orgâ€¨FAMILYTREE WORKSHOPâ€¨Tips and websites to help trace your familytree at Mitchelstown Library on this Saturday, May 18, at 10am. â€¨AN POST RASâ€¨Mitchelstown has been chosen to host the finish of stage 5 in this years An Post Ras. The visit of the Ras to Mitchelstown will be highly beneficial to the local economy as well as raising the National and International profile of the town. It will provide a thrilling spectacle and most importantly of all, it will attract young and old to the sport of cycle racing. Over 200 cyclists will take part and it is expected that hundreds of their supporters and families will converge in town for the occasion. It all happens on Thursday, May 23, when the Ras will leave Glengarriff in West Cork and arrive in Mitchelstown between 2pm and 3pm. On Friday the Ras leaves Mitchelstown for Carlow via Cahir, Cashel and Urlingford. Traffic diversions will be in place in Mitchelstown from 2pm. Disruption will be kept to the minimum and will only be in place while the cyclists are coming through the town to the finish line just below the Post Office. At 11am on Thursday the Ras organisers will be erecting barriers on Upper Cork St. Parking restrictions will apply. Parking will be available at the Mart. On Friday morning traffic control measures will again be in place while the cyclists move off for Stage 6. (Disruptions on Friday morning will only be for about 20 minutes). 1976 the An Post Ras (Circuit of Ireland) last visited Mitchelstown.â€¨THE LATE DAVE Oâ€™ FARRELLâ€¨The death occurred after an illness at his residence in Glanmire, Co Cork, of David Oâ€™Farrell, late of Glenduff, Mitchelstown. The late Dave was very well known having had a very successful Jet Filling Station in Sallybrook up to his retirement. There was a very large and represented attendance at the removal on Saturday evening from Barry Bros. Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Glanmire, to the local St Josephâ€™s Church in Springhill and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to Ardnageehy Cemetery.