There was a good sized attendance at Mitchelstown Community Council AGM held in the Town Hall on Tuesday night last. Sean Finn Chairman welcomed the members and the special guests which included John Hogan, President Muintir na Tire, Fr, Michael Fitzgerald PP, Catherine Monaghan, Chairperson Mitchelstown Forum, Community Garda John Hennessy. Theresa Horgan presented a very comprehensive Secretary’s Report with Frances Finn delivering a very detailed Financial Report. The Chairman thanked his fellow Officers for their dedication and hard work. Various schemes and organisations have been of immense help and this is very positive for the future. He spoke of the major projects undertaken by the Council over the years and the plans for the future. Upcoming work where the bridge at St Fanahan’s Well will be upgraded is one of the immediate plans. He spoke of the recent function in the Hunters Rest where the Community Council members of 1991 all of 21 years ago were honoured. The Community Council now have their own lawnmower which is a huge advantage. Fr Michael Fitzgerald PP congratulated all involved in the work of the Community Council which is so important. He hoped that the Council will continue with this great work in the years ahead. Liam O’Doherty stated that most of the work done in relation to cutting grass on the many roundabouts coming into the town were being done by the Community Council and not the County Council. In the present circumstances the need of Community Councils are far greater than in the past. Community Garda John Hennessy spoke on Crime prevention and Road Safety. The Garda outlined the upcoming Community Safety Week which runs from May 3 to May 10. He urged locals to look out for for their neighbours and report any suspicious behaviour in their area. He outlined some nasty crimes in the local area the previous week and in this respect advised people to increase and improve security, householders were advised never to leave doors unlocked for any period of time. Margaret O’Doherty former President Muintir na Tire congratulated the Council on their successful season. She spoke about the upcoming change in TV service where Saorview will come into operation in October. Criminals could take advantage of elderly people promoting Saorview and it could be used as a means for gaining access to houses. The former President urged that the Community Council elected members for the various areas should communicate with the elderly in their areas and explain to them what is involved in this changeover Michael White PRO outlined the upcoming fundraising draw where members will be selling tickets over a three day period outside Tesco. Joe Dold spoke about the Playground area which is now fully paid for. €40,000 was paid last November. This is seen as a major amenity in the town. John Hogan, Muintir na Tire President, spoke of the wonderful work being done by the Mitchelstown Branch.. There is a lot of hard work in any organisation but you are showing the way. All organisations need youth as youth is the key for the future. The President spoke of the Government cut backs in our schools and Garda stations being closed in rural areas. We must all work harder and fight for the rights of the people in rural Ireland. He spoke of Rural Crime and the need for Community Alert schemes. We must he said ‘protect our own property and that of the surrounding parishes and we must always look out for the older people who are the most vulnerable’. Catherine Monaghan Chairperson Mitchelstown Form was the final speaker. She outlined her position promoting economic growth working with Sadie Allen at Ballyhoura Development. She is mainly helping people to keep their business going in the town. Election of Officers 2012.

Chairman Sean Finn, Vice Chairman Liam O’Doherty, Hon Secretary Theresa Horgan, Assistant Secretary Harry Walsh, Treasurer Frances Finn, Assistant Treasurer Marie Sheehan-Condon, PRO Michael White,


Mitchelstown Junior A footballers got their championship off to a winning start when they accounted for Fermoy at Kilworth on Friday evening. The defending champions dominated all through and goals by Laurance O’Flynn and Lima Keane helped them lead 2-8 to 0-4 at the break. In the second half Town continued to dominate and emerged winners in the end by 2-13 to 0-7 Team – Luke Hanna, Sean Coughlan, Fionn Herlihy, Diarmuid Lynch,. Eoin Burke, Stephen Fox, Pat Molloy, Shane Cahill 0-1f, Shane Beston 0-1, Michael Walsh 0-2 (0-1f) Ken Carroll 0-1, Greg Carroll 0-1, James Sheehan 0-3(0-1f) Laurance O’Flynn 1-2, Liam Keane 1-0 Subs Jason Cott 0-1 for Ken Carroll, Michael Maher for Laurance O’Flynn, Pat Magee for Stephen Fox.


Mitchelstown Forum is a voluntary umbrella group working together to implement the Socio Economic plan for the community. The main focus of the group is to design a fun, creative and informative website for the town as part of this development. The Mitchelstown Forum is calling on members of the community to take part in a video making competition. Simply submit a three minute video clip of anything related to Mitchelstown. The winning clip will be used on a new website for the Mitchelstown community. First prize is a state of the art apple i-pad. Closing date for applications is June 2012. Email your entries to Catherine Monaghan, Business Development Manager, Mitchelstown Forum Email 087-2901873.


Ballygiblin play Bride Rovers in the Feile na Gael B semi final this Thursday 6.45pm in Fermoy.


Ballygiblin hurlers are currently enjoying a very good season having lost just one game in both the Div 1 and Div 3 hurling league games. The following games are fixed for the coming weeks in the various leagues. Tuesday May 8 Div 3 HL v Ballyclough, in Ballyclough 7.30pm Div 1HL Ballygiblin v Erins Own in Ballygiblin Monday May 7 5pm Ballygiblin v Sarsfields in Riverstown Sunday May 27 3pm Ballygiblin v Clyda Rovers in Mourneabbey June 8,00pm

Mitchelstown Junior A footballers are on top in the Avondhu-Imokilly Div 1 FL, Mitchelstown have the following league fixtures in Div 1 & 2. Div 1 FL : Mitchelstown v Doneraile, Doneraile May 5 7.30pm Mitchelstown v Mallow, Mallow May 30 8pm Div 2 FL Mitchelstown v Kilshannig, Glantane May 9 7.30pm Mitchelstown Grange in Grange May 23 7.30pm Mitchelstown v Glanworth in Glanworth May 29 7.30pm


There will be a Tea Day this Thursday May 3 in the Ozanam Centre, Thomas St Mitchelstown in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society from 10am to 1pm. All proceeds to St Mary’s Day Care Centre Mallow.


The death occurred unexpectedly at his home Arch Avenue Mitchelstown on April 22 of Michael (Mick) Scanlon. The late Mick was well known locally, he was in his late 40s and was well known in golfing circles. There was a large attendance at the removal on Tuesday evening from O’Brien’s Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Wednesday. Interment took place to the adjoining cemetery. To his father Michael daughters Mandy and Katie, sisters Michelle, Susan, brother James, grandchildren Abby and Chloe, aunt Aunt Murphy,

nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred suddenly in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin of Betty Dwyer, Sutton, Dublin and formerly of Mitchelstown on April 26. The late Betty’s remains was removed on Monday from Beaumont Hospital to St Fintan’s Church, Sutton for Mass. Burial took place to Dardistown Cemetery. To her sister Helen Campbell, brother Don Dwyer sisters in law Alice and Hannah, brother in law David, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and many friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred on April 18 at Brisbane Australia of John O’Donoghue, a native of Ballymadock Araglin. The late John was very well known in the Araglin area. Interment took place in Brisbane. To his wife Jenny, son Edmund, daughter Mairead, mother in law, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.