The usual Holy Hour in Mitchelstown Parish Church will take place this Thursday night from 8pm to 9pm.

Intentions and Prayers will be offered up for Pope Benedict who will retire tomorrow. Prayers will also be offered for his successor that God’s will for his successor will be realised with a new leader to guide in these difficult times.


Brownies and Ladybirds and special guests presents their variety concert on Friday March 1, in the CBS Auditorium Hall (Secondary School Hall) from 7pm to 9pm Admission is E5 for adults, E2 per child. Contact Liz 087-7689875.


Making a welcome return to the local Flower & Garden Club for the February meeting is Eibhlin Walsh-Boland to the town hall this Thursday night, February 28. The Club AGM was held last week. Martina Meaney Chairperson presided.

The Secretary and Treasurer Ann Casey and Ann Heffernan both presented detailed annual reports.


Mitchelstown CBS Under 16 and a half footballers lost out to Pobal Scoil Sliabh Luachra Rathmore on Friday last in Mallow. The final score was 2- 11 to 2- 3. At half time the winners led 1-5 to 0- 3.

The local lineout was Cathal O’Sullivan (Mitchelstown), Jack Fitzgibon (do), Sarinus Navakinas (Kildorrery), James Meaney (Glanworth), Shane Shanahan (Mitchelstown), John Landers 0-1 (Glanworth), Dylan Reidy-Price (Mitchelstown), Dean Barry (do), Jamie O’Gorman (Kildorrery), Robert O’Doherty 1-0 (Mitchelstown), John O’Sullivan 1 -1f (Glanworth), James Mullins 0-1 (Mitchelstown), Christopher Noonan (do), Shane O’Neill (Kildorrery), George Pendle (Mitchelstown).

Subs: Sean McGrath (Galtee Gaels) for Dean Barry, Killian Roche (Mitchelstown) for Shane Shanahan, Sean O’Sullivan (do) for Dylan Reidy-Price, John Magnier (do) for Jack Fitzgibbon.


Araglin Junior B footballers had 1-10 to 0-9 win over Deel Rovers in the 2nd round Div 2 FL at Araglin on Sunday last. It was keenly contested all through.

Araglin team: Mark Hickey, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paul Hickey, Tommy Feeney, Brian Keane, Tom Kenneally, Brendan Allen, Seamie O’Gorman 0-1, Shay Russell, Paddy Kenneally, Vincent O’Donoghue 0-3, Cian O’Mahony, Michael Lyons James Kearney 1-4f, Tom Browne 0-1. Subs Peter O’Loughlan 0-1 for Tom Kenneally, Dave Browne for Vincent O’Donoghue.


CBS Primary School Parent’s Council will present their 27th annual Fashion Show at the Firgrove Hotel on Tuesday, March 5, at 8pm.

Models by Hilary Thompson and some ‘familiar faces.’ Local stands will be on display. Cheese and wine reception. Raffle on door ticket. Tickets E15 are available from the School Office or any member of the Parent Council.

Your support would be greatly appreciated for this event.


There was a good sized attendance at Mitchelstown Trout Anglers AGM held last week.

Dan Roche, Chairman, presided. In his address he welcomed the members and paid tribute to all who worked so hard for the club during the past 12 months.

Tributes were paid to two deceased members Billy O’Neill and Sean Dennehy who were called to their eternal reward during the year.

A serious fish kill on the Gradogue in November led to hundreds of fish being killed. David Coughlan presented a detailed secretary’s report. The financial report showed club funds to be well handled and maintained.

The stock of trout in the Funcheon is holding up well and anglers were requested to observe the bag limit and encouraged to practice the catch and release method of fishing as the fishing authorities no longer allow clubs to restock despite the fact that the same authorities do restocking on their own waters.

Sean Dennehy, Kildorrery, presided over the election of Officers for 2013. President W.J Slattery, Chairman Dan Roche, Vice Chairman Tom Lane, Hon Secretary David Coughlan, Assistant Secretary Darren Aherne, Treasurer Gerry Lane, Environmental Officer Tom Lane, Youth Officer Thomas Lane Jnr. Delegates Dan Roche, W J Slattery, Tom Lane.


Mitchelstown Junior B footballers had a close win over Abbey Rovers in the Cavanagh’s Fermoy Div 3 FL at Castletownroche on Sunday morning. The final score was 1-8 to 2-3.

The lineout was Karl Sweeney, Liam Molan, Peter Griffin, Thomas Power, Greg Carroll, Eddie Walsh, Sean Lane, Liam Allen, Paddy O’Callaghan, John Gubbins, Shane Pigott 0-1, John O’Sullivan 0-1, Anthony O’Brien 0-3, Paul Horgan 1 -0 Joe O’Brien 0-3, Sub Paul Seymour for Karl Sweeney.


The death occurred at St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, on February 21 of Martha Burke, Main St, Kildorrery. The late Martha was well known in the Kildorrery area being a retired shopkeeper. There was a large attendance at the removal on Saturday evening from her residence to St Bartholomew’s Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Sunday. Interment took place to the local cemetery. To her brother, sister, sister-in-law, nephews, grandnieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.