Easter was quiet in Mitchelstown with no major problems being reported. There were no fires, accidents or deaths recorded. Weather conditions were cold and dry up to Easter Sunday evening when the first rain fell. Great crowds shopped locally and there was also very good attendance at Church Services. The Divine Mercy Novena is currently ongoing in Mitchelstown and will conclude this Sunday with a special afternoon of prayer from 2pm to 5pm. John Delaney will be the special guest. The Cloyne Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday, May 13. Bookings now to Pat McEvoy, Sacristan Mitchelstown.


Mitchelstown Irish Farmers Association in conjunction with Ballyhoura Development is offering a six week computer course for farmers. The course will commence on Tuesday, April 24, and will run for six consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Modules will include setting up an Email, registration online for animals, online farm requirements, taxing your car online etc. The course will take place in Glenahulla National School. Cost is E15 per person. To book a place contact Ballyhoura Development Baldwin St. 025 -85213

Pre booking is essential on order to secure a place. This is funded by Ballyhoura Development Ltd Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.


Ballygiblin Junior A hurlers had a very good win over Churchtown on Sunday last in the 4th round Avondhu-Imokilly Div 1 HL at Ballygiblin. The home side dominated all through and the outcome was never in any real doubt. Ballygiblin led 1-8 to 0-1 at half time. The final score was 1- 16 to 0- 6. Ballygiblin’s next game is away to Castletownroche. The Div 3 hurlers play Ballyhooly in the league in Ballygiblin this Friday evening 7pm


The death occurred on March of Sheila (Julia) Neill in Oxford, England. The late Sheila (nee Aherne) was a native of Ahacross, Kildorrery. There was a large attendance at the reception of the remains to into St Bartholomew’s Church, Kildorrery, on Thursday and also at the Requiem Mass and burial the following day. Interment took place to Mologga Graveyard, Ahacross. To her daughter Mary (Drainer), sons Thomas and Robert Neill, brothers John, Bill Tom, Pat, Neil and Mike, sisters Breda, Carmel (Colbert) Joan (Quish) Margaret (Hanley) Mary (Linehan) relatives and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred peacefully on March 24 of James Parker, Lower Lyrebarry, Araglin, at Marymount Hospice Cork. The late James was very well known locally. His popularity was borne out in the very large and represented attendance at the removal on Sunday night from Ronayne’s Funeral Home Fermoy to the Church of the Immaculate Conception Araglin and also at the Requiem Mass and burial on Monday. Interment took place to Araglin Cemetery. To his wife Maggie (Nee Moore) sons Eddie, Jim, Mike, Pat, daughter Helen, sisters Noreen (Carey) Chrissie (Parker) daughters in law Fiona, and Eileen, son in law, Kieran, grandchildren Luke, Casey, Tara, Kane and Amy brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, niece, relatives, neighbours and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


The death occurred of Jimmy O’Neill after a long illness bravely borne, on April 3. The late Jimmy, a native of King St Mitchelstown, was a member of a very popular and well known family. He resided with his family at Skeheenarinky, Burncourt. The late Jimmy, in his mid 60s, had been in ill health for a number of years. There was a very large attendance at the family home on Wednesday and also at the removal to the Church of the Assumption Ballyporeen for Prayer Service on Holy Thursday. Interment took place to St Mary’s Cemetery Ballyporeen. To his wife Brigid, sons Liam, David, Mikey & Mikey P. daughters Ann, Carmel, Claire, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended family and friends we tender our sincere sympathy.


Mitchelstown had a 19-12 win over Crosshaven in the McCarthy Cup semi final at Myrtleville. Mitchelstown got off to a very good start and they led by 3 points at the break. In the second half it was very close and tense but Mitchelstown went on to record a deserved 7 point win in the end. Panel Owen Burke, Richie Barry, Pat Molloy, Paul Palmer, Shane Molan, Kieran Walsh, Padraigh Dennehy Morgan Fox, P J Moloney, Colm Moloney, Brian O’Donoghue (Capt) Edward Horgan, Patrick Norris, Sean Myers, Liam Walsh, Justin Finn, Shane O’Brien, William English, James English, Paul Horgan, Niall Hogan, Diarmuid Mullins,

James Nolan, Vinnie O’Brien, Sean Molloy, John Molloy, Owen Mulcahy, Owen Dawson, Simon Murphy. Mitchelstown will play Cork Transport in the Div 3 final on Sunday April 22nd in CIT Grounds 12md.


Mitchelstown Junior A footballers had two good wins in the Avondhu-Imokilly Div 1 FL over the week end. On Thursday evening they travelled to Cobh and won by 3 -15 to 1-7. On Bank Holiday Monday Glanmire were visitors where Mitchelstown were well in control all through and eventually won by 3-18 to 1-5

The lineout v Glanmire was Luke Hanna, Diarmuid Lynch, Peter Griffin, Sean Coughlan, Ken Carroll, Eoin Burke 0-1, Pat Molloy 0-1, Shane Beston 0-4, Pat Magee, Michael Walsh 2-0, Dave Dineen 0-7, Greg Carroll, James Sheehan 0-1, Shane Cahill 0-2f, Liam Keane 1-1, Subs Joe O Brien 0-1 for James Sheehan,

Shane Frewen for Michael Walsh, Damian Farrell for Peter Griffin, Mitchelstown now meet Shanballymore in the next round this Sunday in Shanballymore. A win in this game should ensure a place in the knockout stages.