The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association are currently in need of funds. The difficult times have affected all groups throughout the country. Anyone wishing to donate can send directly to the Central Office, 27 Upper Sherrard St Dublin or any member of the Mitchelstown Pioneer Council or to Fr Michael Fitzgerald PP Spiritual Director Mitchelstown or John Casey Hon Treasurer 087 6477897.


Mitchelstown Junior A footballers the defending Div 1 FL kingpins are out of the knockout stages of the current league. On Sunday last Kilshannig with two injury time points emerged winners by 0-10 to 0- 9. Team - Thomas Power, Pat Norris, Michael Maher, Diarmuid Lynch, Eoin Burke, Kevin O’Gorman, Fionn Herlihy, Colm Courtney, Dave Dineen 0-1, Aidan McNamara, Shane Beston 0-1, Liam Keane, James Sheehan 0-2, Laurance O’Flynn 0-2, Padraigh Donegan 0-1.

Subs Marcus Linehan for Kevin O’Gorman (inj) Darren Nugent for Liam Keane. The Junior side had a very easy win over Doneraile In the opening round JAFC at Glanworth. From the start the ‘Town side were in control and by half time were 1-15 to 0-1 ahead having played with the wind. The second half saw the game far closer with both sides scoring 5 points each. Mitchelstown ran out easy victors by 1-20 to 0-6. Line out Thomas Power, Jamie Finn, Michael Maher, Pat Norris, Aidan McNamara, Diarmuid Lynch< Fionn Herlihy, Laurance O’Flynn 0-2, Dave Dineen 0-4 (0-1f, Darren Nugent 0-1, Shane Beston 0-6 (0-2f) Colm Courtney 1-1, James Sheehan 0-5 (0-1f) Dave Moher, Liam Keane.


The death occurred after a long illness on Monday May 14 at Cork University Hospital of Denis Murphy, 4 Liam Lynch Park, Mitchelstown. The late Denis was very well known in the local area being employed by Eircom up to his illness. There was a large attendance at the removal on Sunday from O’Brien’s

Funeral Home to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. To his wife

Martina, sons Kevin, Dylan, daughter Sarah, brothers Billy, Tony, sister Peggy (O’Connell) brothers in law, sisters in law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.

THE LATE MARGARET DONOVAN The death occurred on May 14 at 32 Brookdale, Mill Road, Midleton of Margaret Donovan (Nee Boland) formerly of Skeheen, Mitchelstown. The late Margaret was predeceased by her husband John. There was a large attendance at the removal on Tuesday evening from O’Brien’s Funeral Home Mitchelstown to the Parish Church and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Wednesday. Interment took place to Brigown Old Cemetery. To her son John, daughter Ann, grandchild Jodie, brothers Paddy, Seanie, sister Kathleen, brother in law Michael sisters in law Ann and Kay, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


There was a very large attendance at the Presentation Convent, Mitchelstown Awards on Friday night last. Winnie Fitzgerald was the MC for the occasion.

Mitchelstown Credit Union were the main sponsors. The following received the following awards :

Attendance Awards : Class 1A : Maria Frewen, Niamh Mullins, Niamh O’Gorman, Shauna Ryan, Class 1B : Yvonne Doyle, Casey Hynes, Niamh Lyons, Katie-Marie O’Callaghan, Hannah O’Sullivan, Niamh Palmer, Class 2A : Aisling O’Connor, Lisa-Marie O’Donnell, Class 3B : Aisling Burke, Class 3C : Aoife Herlihy, Ciara Lineen, Class 5A : Niamh Masterson, Lianne O’Callaghan,

Class 5B : Elaine O’Connor, Class 6A : Edel Mullins, Theresa O’Keeffe, Carol Russell, Class 6B : Grace Courtney, Aoife O’Connor, Niamh O’Reilly, Deidre English. Full attendance for 5 years : Mairead Buckley,

Student Awards :

Class 1A : Leonie Barry, Class 1B : Courtney O’Shea,

Class 2A : Aoife Condon, Class 2B : Chloe Keating, Class 2C : Angleika Mikosz,

Class 3A : Juliette Lewis Class 3B: Orla Moriarty Class 3C : Kate O’Callaghan,

Class 5A : Aoife Fox, Class 5B : Lisa McCarthy, Class 6A: Alison Doyle, Class 6B : Denise Fitzgerald, LCA1 : Jade Doyle, LCA2 : Margaret Fitzgerald,

Transition Year : Meadbh Gleeson, Music Award : Niamh O’Reilly,

Sports Award : Martina Walsh, Kathleen Lane/Aherne, Bernadette Sisk,

Student Council Award : Maeve Dunne (Head Girl 2009/2010)

Endeavour Award ; 2009/2010 Transition year students

Academic Awards :

Class 1A :Laura Smith, Class 1B : Courtney O’Shea,

Class 2A : Claire Fox, Class 2B : Niamh Ryan, Class 2C : Jacinta Saich,

Class 5A : Leanne O’Callaghan, Class 5B : Elaine O’Connor, LC1 : Jade Graham and Joanne Whelan, Transition Year : Sarah O’Callaghan,

Nano Nagle Award : Theresa O’Keeffe,

Student of the year

Junior Cert : Claire Frewen,

LCA : Julia Verbischuk, Leaving Cert : Sinead Coakley,


There was no winner of the weekly jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 6 and 10. Three lucky dip winners each receive $50 each : Nora Cunningham, Tankardstown, Kildorrery, Jimmy Skinner, Mitchelstown, Mick Cotter, Ballynoulty,


Mitchelstown ladies football side lost out to St Michael’s in the Co Junior league on Sunday last. The final score was 3- 6 to 1- 8. Panel Brid Frewen, Aoife Herlihy, Shelly Walsh, Marie Hanrahan, Shelly O’Brien, Denise Fitzgerald,

Cassie McGrath, Claire Frewen, Michelle Fleming, Lianne O’Callaghan,

Sinead O Sullivan 0-2, Rhona O Donovan 0-1, Eileen Casey 0-1, Cora Gubbins 0-2, Amanda Brosnan 0-1, Beanie O’Mahony, Courtney O’Shea, Emma O’Callaghan


Mitchelstown CBS Under 14 and a half hurlers lost out to Colaiste Spiorad Naomh in the Cork Colleges hurling semi final at CIT Grounds on Tuesday last.

From the start the better equipped City side dominated and they led 6-7 to 1-1 at half time. CBS did reasonably well in the second half but the gap was too wide. The final score was 9 -9 to 1-5. CBS team Darren McNamara (Kildorrery) Jack Magnier (Ballygiblin) Michael Lewis (do) Donal Shinnick (Kildorrery) Philip English (Skeheenarinky) John Ryan (do) Aidan Donegan (Ballygiblin) Shane O’Neill 0-1 (Kildorrery) Michael Maher 0-2 (Skeheenarinky) John O’Sullivan 0-1 (Glanworth) John O’Donoghue (Ballygiblin) John Murphy (do) John Fitzgerald (Kildorrery) Jerry Wiley 1-1 (Ballygiblin) James Mullins (do) Subs Sean McGrath (Galtee Gaels) for John Fitzgerald, Adam Macken (Skeheenarinky) for John Murphy, Brian Fox (Ballygiblin) for Donal Shinnick.