Nearly 1,000 cowboys and cowgals gathered in their check shirts and boots at D’hillbillies Barn Dance held just outside Mitchelstown on Saturday night.
It was a night to remember for good music, plenty of feet stomping dancing and a gathering of all ages from 19 to 90. Whether it was the novelty of a real live farmyard or the energetic enthusiasm of all the organisers who sold so many tickets. The Barn theme caught the imagination of revellers in Mitchelstown-Fermoy and further afield.
The event was held for the Partners in Learning community development group who link the community of Mitchelstown with the parish of Mbula in Uganda to build a relationship that facilitates both communities to learn from each other and follow their own socio economic development plans. The event was in association with the Curraghagalla Community Group who put their hearts and skills into making the event the success it was.
Mitchelstown won the Muskerry Cup (Junior 2) when they defeated Bandon at Ballyanley on Sunday last by 18 to 10. Mitchelstown did well all through and were a point ahead at the break. Mid way through second half Mitchelstown moved 12 clear and there was no doubt about the outcome.
BALLYGIBLIN THROUGH TO SEMI FINAL
Ballygiblin Junior hurlers had a comfortable 3-21 to 2- 9 win over Araglin on Sunday in the Naughton Cup quarter final at Araglin. The winners led all through being 1-15 to 1- 6 clear at the break. They continued to do well on the changeover and eventually won out by a 15 point margin.
Ballygiblin will now face Castletownroche in the semi final this Sunday in Kilworth 11.30am.
CBS HURLERS LOSE BY A SINGLE POINT
Mitchelstown CBS Senior hurlers were unlucky to lose out to Colaiste An Piarsaigh, Glanmire, by a single point in the Cork Colleges championship at Rathcormac on Friday. CBS trailed all through the game but came back within a point with two minutes to go. CBS had two wides in injury time that denied a draw or even a close win. The final score was 2-11 to 0-16.
On Friday last CBS were involved in the Munster Under 16 & a half HC against Salesian College, Pallaskenry, in Hospital. The Limerick side aided by the very strong wind led 4-5 to 0-3 at half time. CBS tried hard on the resumption but the Limerick defence held firm. In the end Pallaskenry emerged winners by 4-10 to 0-5.
Mitchelstown Parish Healing Mission will be from November 4 to 25. This is a Ceili Mission with priests and lay people involved. There will be visitation to houses as well as visits to the schools of the parish.