Mitchelstown Junior A footballers are into another North Cork JAFC final.

This Sunday they face Clyda Rovers in the decider at Ballyhooly. Town were champions in 2010 and they will be all out to retain this title and maybe go on to take Co honours. A Co Junior A Football title has eluded the club since 1961.

Eleven teams contested the champions with Mitchelstown having a rather easy passage through the draws. They drew Doneraile in the preliminary round and had a 1-20 to 0- 6 win. A bye then gave them a quarter final place and they again faced Doneraile in Glanworth. This game was a lot closer with Town coming out on top by 2- 14 to 2-7. In the semi final two weeks ago Mitchelstown had a 1-9 to 0- 9 victory over Mallow. Sunday’s opponents will be Clyda Rovers second side. Clyda lost their opening two games to Kilworth and Liscarroll, They won their Round 2 game after extra time with Fermoy, followed with a fourth round win over Buttevant and in the quarter final they turned the tables on Liscarroll.

In the semi final last Friday Clyda Rovers had a close win over Glanworth. A good game is anticipated by the overall strength in depth of Mitchelstown under coach Larry Tompkins should see them retain the title. The ‘Town Minor A footballers meet Millstreet in the Norther Region MAFC semi final this Thursday evening in Doneraile.


On Monday evening last the Kildorrery Ladies Footballers were in action in the Co JAFC semi final at Castlemagner where they were beaten by Boherbue on a 5-5 to 1-3 scoreline.


The death occurred of one of the best known men in the Mitchelstown and surrounding area on August 31. John Rea had been a very popular member of the farming community. He was predeceased by his wife Brigid just 12 months previously. The late John served as a committee member of the Mitchelstown Creameries and was a gentleman of the highest order. His popularity was borne out in the very large and represented attendance at the removal on Friday evening from O’Brien’s Funeral Home to Ballindangan Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Members of the farming community formed a guard of honour as the funeral cortege left O’Brien’s Funeral Home.

Interment took place to Brigown New Cemetery Mitchelstown. To his daughters

Sheila (Moenne-Loccoz), Cathy (O’Sullivan) Bernadette (Riedwald) Marie (Ryan) Nina (Smith) sons John, Eamon, Terence, sisters Jo Connery, Sr. Joseph, (Nona) sons in law Yvan, Martin, Frank, Tom & David, daughters in law – Maura, Corrie and Julienne, brothers in law Fr Gerard (Ned) O.P. and Billy, sisters in law Sr. Bereniece, and Clare, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred on August 31 at Nazareth House, Mallow, of Jack Shinnick, Oldcastletown, Kildorrery. The late Jack was very well known in the Kildorrery area. His popularity was borne out in the large attendance at the removal on Friday evening to St Bartholomew’s Church Kildorrery and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to the local Cemetery. To his sisters Margaret, Mary, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


Philly Sherlock will hold her annual Coffee Morning this Thursday in the Hunters Rest in aid of Marymount Hospice. This fundraiser has now being an annual event for many years and always has been very well supported.


Mitchelstown Branch Concern had a very successful Bingo session in the Town Hall on Monday night in aid of the famine victims in Somailia in East Africa.

T. O. O’Fynn Labbamallogga was uin charge and a very fine turnout was present. A sum of E1,15.00 was raised for Concern. Sincere thanks to all,