The 70th anniversary of the death of local I.R.A volunteer George Plant was held at St Johnstown last Sunday. The event was chaired by Cllr Liam Walsh, Sinn Fein, and a wreathe was laid Mick avic O’Leary. The oration was delivered by Dr Ruan O’Donnell of Limerick University.

The large crowd of locals and visitors were delighted to see George Plant Jr who travelled from his home in Bantry. He thanked all those involved over the years for their dedication to the memory of his father .



After a tremendous display last week, expectations were high travelling to Clerihan on Sunday. Our sub par performance was never going to be good enough against a strong Commercials unit. We had some good performances on the day, particularly from Michael Gaynor, Larry Gleeson, and Killian O’Dwyer. It’s back to training on Thursday, and hopefully this defeat will serve the appetite to do better.

We wish Commercials the best of luck in the next stage of the competition.


Killeanule Juvenile GAA club, registration night 2012, Wednesday, March 7, at the Complex from 7pm to 9pm. Andy Ryan, the Coaching and Development officer will be present.


U14 peil Killenaule 0-2 Commercials 2-4; U21 football Killenaule 1-7 Commercials 3-13; Senior football Killenaule 2-11 Arravale 0-7.


In the replay of the south final we went under to a strong Commercial team by 8pts. There’s no doubt these teams will meet again in the championship when we will do all in our power to reverse the result. Best on the day were L. Gleeson K.Dwyer P.Feehan and E. Shaw.

U21 Football

Commercials were our conqueror’s last Friday night, but the scoreline didn’t do justice to the effort put in by our lads. The lads fought to the bitter end and we may still have a say in this Championship yet. Best on the night were A. Leahy, T. Keavney, Bubbles, Mouse and G. Henry.

Senior Football

Our senior footballers donned our new jersey’s for the first time and done them justice with a fine performance in beating Arranale Rovers by 10pts. A feature of the game was our strong finish, a testament of our effort in early season training. Best on the day was M. Fitzgerald, A. Conran, Mouse, N. Dwyer, D. Guinan, G.Kennedy and Bubbles. Substitute J. Berry also made a major contribution when introduced.


U21 football this Friday night at 8pm in Newcastle against Ballyporeen at 8pm

Minor Football county league this Sunday, check fixtures.

Speedy recovery to Conor Prendergast who received a nasty injury last Friday night.


Is now due and should be paid ASAP.


World Book Day

On Thursday, March 1, our school community celebrated World Book Day with a fantastic selection of famous characters from the children’s favourite books in attendance. Some of the pupils dressed up for a character parade in the school hall where the audience got to partake in a game of “Guess Who I am?”. The audience were thrilled by the array of literacy characters and heroes from Ruby Walsh to Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Doctor Who to Peter Pan and Cinderella. The whole school community also participated in a D.E.A.R Time (Drop Everything and Read) in the school hall where pupils and staff of the school got to read their favourite books. Well done to the pupils who dressed up and made an excellent effort in bringing their favourite characters to life.


Beginner Bodhran Lessons for Adults - The classes run on a Tuesday night for one hour for five weeks. Next class commencing on Tuesday, April 17, at 7pm. Bodhrans supplied. Was €E60 now E50 only three places remaining.

Afterschool Programme

Computers – Monday, April 16, 3.30pm to 4.30pm (six to nine year olds) - Cost for five weeks E20.

Tin Whistle – Tuesday, April 17, 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (six to nine year olds) - Cost for five weeks €E20. Tin whistles supplied.

Arts & Crafts – Wednesday, April 18, 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (six to nine year olds) – Cost for five weeks E20.

Bodhran Lessons – Thursday, April 19, 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. (six to nine year olds) - Cost for five weeks E20. Bodhrans supplied.

To book a place on any of the above courses or for further information - please contact (052) 9156165. Early booking advised as classes fill very quickly.


Housed in Slieveardagh Centre Killenaule. Opening Hours – Monday closed, Tuesday 3pm to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 2pm to 5pm, Thursday 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Friday 2pm to 5pm.


Work has commenced on The Ballynonty Memorial Garden. This is a great project and great credit is due to the Ballynonty Community on this venture. Voluntary Laborers are badly needed to help with the Garden. If you have any free time; even if it is just a couple of hours; to help with work on the Garden please contact Ann Healy on (052) 9156564. Any help would be greatly appreciated.