The Junior Hurlers travelled to Riverstown to face Sarsfields in the Avondhu-Imokilly Div 1 HL on Thursday evening where following a highly entertaining contest they were defeated 1-24 to 4-10. This Saturday evening they face Lisgoold at Ballygiblin at 7pm. The draw for the Premier JHC quarter finals will be known this week end.

Meanwhile preparation are still under way for celebrating the ‘Gathering’ over the week end June 22 and 23. There will be events in the local school with the Ballygiblin team that won the North Cork Novice Hurling championship 50 years ago in 1963 being honoured as well as the team that won the Co JBHC title 20 years ago in 1993.


The annual Mass at St Fanahan’s Well will take place on Monday, June 17, at 7.30pm. St Fanahan’s Well is a very special place for many people in the locality and beyond.


The Feast of St Anthony is this Thursday, June 13, and there will be special Mass to mark the Feast day during the Eucharistic Healing Hour at 8pm. The anointing of the sick will also be given and the traditional practice of blessing lilies will take place.


The Mitchelstown Pioneer Centre has been awarded Gradam na Readoiri for the year 2012 in recognition of the overall quality of commitment and service in promoting the aims and goals of the Pioneer Total Abstinance Association of the Sacred Heart. This is the 6th time that the Gradam (pioneer Merit Award) has been awarded to the Mitchelstown Centre. Mass and presentations were held in the Church of St Francis Xavier Gardiner St. Dublin.


The death occurred on June 5, at Mallow General Hospital, of Noel Dennehy, Mulberry Mitchelstown. The late Noel a native of Fermoy Road, Kildorrery was retired (Coillte). He was well known locally being of a very quiet disposition. There was a large attendance at the removal on Friday evening from Hannon’s

Funeral Home Kildorrery to Mitchelstown parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to Kildorrery Cemetery. To his sisters Ann (O’Regan), Patricia (Redmond), brother Sean, brother in law John, uncles, aunt, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends we tender our sympathy.


The death occurred after an illness on June 5 of James Walsh at his daughter’s residence in Castlelyons. The late James was a native of Labamallogga, Mitchelstown, and of 7 Ballyduff, Cloyne. There was a very large attendance at the removal on Friday evening from Ronayne’s Funeral Home Patrick St Fermoy to St. Colman’s Church Cloyne and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Saturday. Interment took place to the adjoining cemetery. To his daughter Una, son in law Liam, brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends we tender our sympathy.


Mitchelstown Community Council held their AGM on Tuesday. The following were elected for the coming season: Chairman Liam O’Doherty, Hon Secretary Ellen Fitzgibon, Treasurer Mary Dennehy. Guest speaker on the night was John Hogan President Muintir na Tire who spoke in detail about Community Text Alert, home care safety audits and rural isolation. The theme of his speech on the night was ‘be observant to the needs of others’. William Lambe was elected for the area of Abbey farm & Carrigroe.

Upcoming project for Mitchelstown Community Council is the recently acquired Forrest Hall, work on this building will commence shortly and it is expected to be complete by January 2015.