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Issue 9: January 10, 2020

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‘Operation Transformation’ inspires March into Fitness The highly popular RTE1 series Operation Transformation is now in its 13th year and has been a huge success from the outset. The show is not only about the leaders featured each year, but for the thousands of people and communities that get involved in the process along the way. In support of this initiative, IRD Duhallow is organising a six-week ‘March into Fitness’ programme. This will help to improve attendee’s physical health & wellbeing in the area of mobility & walking/jogging. All fitness levels are welcome and there is an optional weekly weigh-in. The six-week programme will take place every Tuesday morning from 10am, beginning

Regular walks count towards improving fitness

5 top tips to kick-start

your new work-out plan

on Tuesday 4th February. Each class costs €5 to participate. Spaces on this programme are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Jacinta on 029-60633 for further information, and keep an eye on IRD Duhallow’s Facebook page for information on further events being organised as part of this initiative.

g Exercise in short bursts: Don’t put yourself off by taking on a marathon from the get-go. Build short work-outs into your daily routine, then gradually work your way up. g Use simple reminders: Leave a yoga mat beside your bed to prompt you to do a few sit-ups at the start and end of your day. Place a set of dumbells beside the kettle... g Re-think relaxation: Instead of binge-watching Netflix, why not take in a museum exhibition or similar that keeps you on your feet and benefits both your mind and your body? g Take the lead: Dog-owners spend literally hours per week on pet-related activities. Don’t have one? Volunteer at an animal shelter. g Dance! Spend a song or two on your feet. It’s one of the best – and most fun – cardio workouts you can do.

Gardening tips by Rachel Budd, Horticulturist at IRD Duhallow Community Garden

Duty to save our planet I only realised, what with one thing and another, that we have headed into a new decade. This wasn’t any old New Year. We have entered 2020 and that just seems important. The world is a troubled place and the issues facing us as a population, not only of Ireland or Europe but of the world, seem insurmountable. But New Year is a time for looking forward, to new beginnings and new hope. We can’t fix all the problems of the world, but we can look at ourselves, and we can ask if we are doing everything we can to protect and support our own communities and everything that exists within them be it plant, insect, animal or human. We are very lucky in Duhallow to be custodians of such a large and varied landscape and each of us has a part to play, whether we have a small back yard or a 100-acre farm to ensure that generations to follow are as lucky as we have been. Perhaps 2020 is the year that we begin to take the huge decline in our insect population seriously and join the fight against the chemical companies subjecting these tiny creatures to an ever increasing arsenal of poisons through both systemic and topical applications. Maybe we can look at our own practices and decide that we really don’t need to spray roadside verges with habitat-destroying and


Each one of us has a part to play in protecting nature for future generations endocrine disrupting Roundup, that the wild areas in our gardens can be areas to cherish for the life they bring rather than areas for us to impose our warped sense of order and tidiness. Perhaps 2020 is the year that we plant trees by the thousand, and not forestry plantations but carbonsequestering, life-giving, oxygenproducing native deciduous trees. We can each plant at least one. Duhallow has a population of 30,000. That’s a lot of trees. 2020 is definitely the year that we should all be considering buying or growing locally produced organic food. Apart from the myriad health benefits for us, the health benefits for our environment and communities are countless. Organic growing is not just about not using chemicals. The organic ethos is very broad and is enshrined by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. This organisation represents all the national organic

organisations around the world and is founded on the basis of four principles: g The Principle of Health: Organic agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal and human as one and indivisible. g The Principle of Ecology: Organic agriculture should be based on ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them. g The Principle of Fairness: Organic agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities. g The Principle of Care: Organic agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment. Although these are four tenets for organic agriculture, I think they are a pretty good guide for life as we move into this next decade.

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Ballydesmond, Gneeveguilla & Tureencahill Ballydesmond GAA Lotto: Numbers drawn – 16, 19, 23, 25. Jackpot was not won. €50: DJ and Michelle, Ballinahulla; €30: Daniel McCarthy, Kiskeam; €30: Dan McLoughlin, Kiskeam; €30: Marie Waters, Ballydesmond; €20; Liam Herlihy, Ballinahulla; €20: Majella Cremin, Kiskeam; Sellers Prize €20: Tadg Kelly. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,800, draw will take place in John D's bar on Monday 13th January. Share the Bucket: Gneeveguilla Community Development council in association with Gneeveguilla Basketball Club, most recent share the bucket draw. The jackpot was €241 and our winner was Caroline Heelan. There were also two extra draws held: Killarney Heights Voucher was won by Jack Daw; The True Beauty voucher was won by Darren Jones. Congrats to you

Fr Martin McCormack of Salesian Missions making a presentation to Mike Sheehan and Sheila Fitzgerald from Ballydesmond in recognition of their support for his projects in Africa over the past 20 years all! Guaranteed winner every week, go to our Facebook page to find out how and where you can play. Remember if you are are not

in, you can't win. Log on to Draw takes place every Friday evening at 9pm on Facebook live.

Cullen & Knocknagree Cullen Gaa Club AGM will be held on Sunday 12th January at 2pm. All club members are kindly asked to attend, many thanks. Knocknagree GAA Lotto result, Monday 6th January: Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 8 & 17. The jackpot was not won, which means that next week’s jackpot will be a huge €13,200. This can be played by visiting the following link: Good luck! Knocknagree GAA Victory Social: To celebrate success as Intermediate Football Champions 2019, a Victory Social will take place at Heights Hotel, Killarney on Saturday 18th January at 7.30pm sharp. Music by Mike/Helen and Southern Pride, disco by Mike Fitz. Tickets €30, please call 0879630317 or send an email to for more information or to book.

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A look back in time

Newmarket in 1914 An excerpt from the Postal Directory of County Cork in 1914 showcasing Newmarket during this era. Many thanks to Michael (Mick) Lane of Newmarket for providing this.

Part 4 of 4

Newmarket Post Office in the early 1900s

More Duhallow history in future issues Still to come: Kilbrin, Kiskeam, Knocknagree, Meelin, Millstreet and Rockchapel... 4

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Castlemagner, Cecilstown & Kilbrin Kilbrin Bingo: Bingo continues every Monday from 8.30pm. The Jackpot next week is €1,900 on 49 calls. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers. We would like to thank Karlton O’Leary for sponsoring the Bingo for December. Poker: Poker night has returned to Kilbrin Social Club from this Friday night. This is regular poker with €10 entry and no buy backs. The

bus will be running to and from the club so if you want to get a lift call Anthony on 086 7858525. For a fiver this service will collect you at your door and return you home after the cards. Fundraiser: Kilbrin community would like to congratulate Maureen Buckley of Meanskehy, Cullen on her very successful fundraising evening on Sunday December 29th in the Glen Theatre in aid of her voluntary trip to Africa in the spring.

Darts: Big crowd attended Kilbrin Social Club last Sunday for the annual darts tournament. Congratulations to all involved in the organisation as it was a very well run event. Congratulations to Dan O‘Donovan of Kanturk who won the Pittman memorial darts cup on Sunday 29th December at Kilbrin social club beating Alex Mccarthy of Feenagh with a score 5-3. Micky O’Connell won the plate 4-2 against Johnny Lynch of Kanturk.

Big turnout for Kilbrin St Stephen’s Day Walk

Clockwise from above, walkers get set; the O’Riordan family; Michelle, Trish and Mary; the O’Reilly family


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Donoughmore & Firmount

Couch to 5K: Donoughmore Athletic Club will run an eight-week Couch to 5k programme starting Tuesday January 28th at 8pm. Venue is Stuake, with the first four weeks in the Sports Hall and the second on the walkway in Stuake.

This programme is open to Men and Women (over 16) and is aimed at people who are beginning (or close to beginning) running. The cost is â‚Ź50 and includes membership of Donoughmore AC. Please email

with your name and contact details for registration. Call or leave a message with John on 0872196075 with any queries. More experienced runners can join the club Wednesday or Thursday sessions – email

Across 1. Come into existence (9) 7. Desert plants (5) 9. Entice (5) 10. Paddles (4) 11. Pugilist (5) 14. Brass instrument (5) 15. Wood file (4) 18. Magical incantation (5) 19. Last letter of the Greek alphabet (5) 20. The history of a word (9)

Down 2. Profit (4) 3. Country (6) 4. Moderate (9) 5. Performer (5) 6. Pig pen (3) 8. Rotund (9) 12. Downhill ski race (6) 13. Lance (5) 16. Make a request (3) 17. Hard work (4)

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Solution in Issue 10, January 24, 2020

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Aubane & Millstreet

A very impressive sign recently put in place at Presentation N.S., Millstreet

Above and top right, members of the community enjoy the Christmas 2019 Fireside chat, song and music at Aubane Community Centre

Pictured above left and right, revellers enjoying the Annual Table Quiz at Corkery’s Bar, Millstreet on St Stephen’s Day 2019 in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital and Millstreet Children’s Playground Development – a very good cause indeed

Ringing in the New Year with members of Millstreet Pipe Band at The Square, Millstreet 8

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Aubane & Millstreet

Enjoying a round of tea at the annual Christmas Fireside chat, song and music at Aubane Community Centre

Above, the Annual New Year GAA Fundraising Walk/Run around the Glebe leaving West End, Millstreet; left, Deputy Principal Maria Casey presents an Album of Memories to retiring Principal Joan O’Mahony who devoted almost four decades of superb service at Presentation N.S., Millstreet All photographs by Seán Radley

On retiring Principal Joan O’Mahony’s final day at Presentation N.S., Millstreet before Christmas, a most impressive cheque for a total of €900 in aid of Millstreet Children’s Playground Development Fund was presented at the School Issue 9 January 10, 2020


Job Centre is recruiting a :

is recruiting for a Full Time

Development Officer


The role will involve

• Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Credit Control • Manage Daily Cash Flow • Online Banking & Payment Runs • Weekly & Monthly Apportionment and Cost Analysis of a Number Programmes • Compiling returns according to each of the Programme Requirements • Weekly & Monthly Payroll, Month End Financial Reports • Compiling Reports to the Finance Committee, Board, Pobal and Various Departments • Answering Telephone & Dealing with Queries • Other duties as required. Required Education, Skills & Qualifications • Accounting Qualification with ACCA /CPA • 3 years’ experience desirable. • Ability to plan and prioritise • Ability to work as part of a team with a flexible approach • Flexible and a team player • Excellent communication & IT skills • Proficient in using both Advanced Excel and Sage • High Level of Written & Oral English Required Salary commensurate with Experience. Company pension included.

Should you wish to apply for this role: Please apply by email with your CV and Letter of Application to: or for further information, please contact 029 60633. Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday


Animation, Development and Delivery of Social, Economic, Cultural projects in accordance with the requirements of various programmes. Undertake tasks on various EU & Irish government grant application procedures, processing, monitoring and project file maintenance Public Presentations, Report writing, Strategic Planning and sourcing other funds and programmes Assist communities & enterprises to identify & articulate their own needs and to develop strategies to address such needs. Facilitate meetings of Community groups, Community Forums and Networks, Businesses/Enterprise Networks Organise Conferences/Seminars & various public events as well as disseminating information in response to various sector needs Flexibility to work across programmes, Working as part of a team, complimenting and enhancing the skills of the team. Perform such other duties as are required by IRD Duhallow

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Relevant Third Level Qualification in community/rural/ business development or other relevant areas Excellent administrative skills; Excel, PowerPoint and Word Excellent interpersonal skills & knowledge of experience of rural & Community Development principles & programmes Excellent report writing skills, planning, scheduling budgeting, public procurement, GDPR and reporting. Own car and full current driving licence.

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This position will be a fixed term contract based on a 39-hour week but flexibility of hours may be required. The position will be located at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork.

Please apply by email with your CV and Letter of Application to: or

January 2020.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020.

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To be familiar with all the aspects of running a business and assist IRD Duhallow’s Social Enterprises in developing Business Plans and Strategy, Market Research, Marketing Techniques and developing and implementing Marketing Plans. Evaluate the logistics of the business in term of Production Requirements, Implementation in Product and Processes and assess the financial instruments for the business form 3-year cash flows to profit and loss accounts to Balance Sheets. Grow and Develop the enterprise to achieve profitability and expansion. To participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of key programmes. Public Presentations, Report writing, representing the company at events as required. Strategic Planning and securing funding streams. Flexibility to work across programmes. Working as part of a team, complimenting and enhancing the skills of the team. To oversee the day to day logistics and daily operations of the social enterprises Strong leadership qualities and strategic thinking. Strong knowledge of HR, people management and working with those employed through different schemes such as CE, Tús and the RSS.

Requirements: • Relevant Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) in Business/Rural Development or other relevant areas, Minimum three years’ experience at a senior level • Excellent administrative skills; Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Familiar with various software packages and WordPress is desirable • Excellent interpersonal skills and knowledge and experience of Business and Community Development principles and programmes • Excellent report writing skills for Management, Board and Department requirements • Experience of planning, scheduling budgeting, public procurement, GDPR and reporting. • Own car and full current driving licence. This position will be a fixed term contract based on a 39-hour week but flexibility of hours may be required. The position will be located at the James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Please apply by email with your CV and Letter of Application to: or Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020.


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Residents Association celebrates 70 years The St Theresa’s Place Residents Association this year celebrates its 70th birthday and we are looking forward to working with IRD Duhallow to organise a spectacular celebration in the early summer months. Our AGM is in February when we hope to gain more volunteers to assist and enjoy the craic. The Association brought its very successful year to a close in December with a gathering for tea and mince pies in the Edel Quinn Hall. One of the highlights of last year

was the erecting of the St Theresa’s Place signage in English and Irish, thanks to the excellent work by Donal and staff at Kanturk Printers. We also continued with our flower planting and were delighted with the gorgeous display in our wildlife garden, which brought many visitors and praise to the terrace. We were overwhelmed by the recognition of our hard work in receiving a Pride In Our Community Commendation at the Muintir Na Tire event in the Oriel House in

Ballincollig, thanks to the continued help from Cork County Council. Our coffee morning ‘tradition’ in August was another great success last year and we are so thankful for all the cakes and buns that were donated and the attendance from friends and neighbours, old and new. We handed out information about the Neighborhood Watch scheme at the end of last year and are working closely with our Community Liaison Officer, Garda Marie Casey, to set this up for our community.

Kanturk Foróige wishes a Happy New Year to all our members, leaders, parents, family, friends and supporters and fellow Foróige clubs in North Cork, and are looking forward to

exciting times ahead in 2020. Kanturk Foróige club will reopen after the Christmas break on Monday 13th January from 7-8:30pm, looking forward to catching up with everyone.

Áine Lynch and Sarah Jordan, both TY students in Colaiste Treasa, are travelling to Belarus in May to help the children affected by the Chernobyl Disaster. They would greatly appreciate your support at their fundraiser

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New Year Sei Rockchapel Comhaltas play in aid of local Air Ambulance Service All photographs by Neily Curtin Rockchapel Comhaltas held a New Year Seisiún in Bruach Na Carraige the January 2nd. There were 22 young performers on stage, playing and dancing some of Ireland’s oldest and almost forgotten music and dances. The night was well attended, with the proceeds going to support the new Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance Service based at Rathcoole. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) provide Ireland’s first dedicated and charity funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). Operating from

their Base at Rathcool Aerodrome, the ICRR Community Air Ambulance provides a lifesaving service, offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care medical personnel. ICRR’s Community Air Ambulance is tasked through the 999/112 system as part of the national emergency response framework, bringing those highly trained medics right to the

casualty. Most critically, the ICRR Air Ambulance can bring the casualty to the hospital that best suits their lifesaving needs, not just the closest geographically. From their base in North Cork, the ICRR Charity Air Ambulance can put a 25,000km2 area within 20 minutes of emergency medical care. ICRR provide this vital service in partnership with the National Ambulance Service. With your help, their volunteer doctors and Air Ambulance medics can save more lives. If you wish to donate, please visit the following link:

Some of the 22 talented musicians on stage during the New Year Seisiún; inset top, Sinead Guiney performs a solo piece 12

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isiĂşn hits the heights Sarah O'Keeffe shows her fancy footwork on stage

From left: Cian Broderick performs some sean nĂłs dancing, Denis Lucy sang a song, Caoimhe Broderick steps out

Ava Thornton gives her mother Pam a hug after the show Issue 9 January 10, 2020

Sonny Egan, Jack Roche and Fr Stritch discuss the acts


Meelin, Taur & Rockchapel Pilates sessions will be starting in Meelin Hall with Liam Brudair on Thursday, 16th January at 7.30pm . €65 to be paid up front for 6 weeks. For further details, please contact Nora on 0877454525. Rockchapel GAA Lotto: Winning Numbers from 1st January 2020 – 9,19,24,25. No jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot is €7,300. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were: David Murphy, Athea; Gabrielle Quinlan; Anthony and Alex Murphy. Seller’s Prize: David Murphy. GAA AGM: Rockchapel GAA will hold its AGM on Friday night, 10th January at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. Little Women’s Christmas: The annual Little Women’s Christmas party will take place in Paddy Molly’s on Friday, 10th January.

Music on the night by Peter Lane and Black Water Sound. Names to be given in to Tony Collins. Medjugorje Pilgrimages: Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages, April to October 2020. Seven-night stay and airport shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight, any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further information and book the dates that suit you. Please call 014434510 or send an email to

Ciara hits right note

Following an assessment of music in schools in County Cork by the County Cork Educational training board, an award ceremony was held recently where Ciara Hartnett of Glashakinleen got four top awards: Her Grade B Certificate, a High Achievement Award, a Music in the Community Award and an award for the playing of the harp.

Banteer, Lyre & Nadd

Good news for winners and sports fans

This photograph of the Banteer Sportsfield taken 29th December 2019 shows the fantastic progress made to date – just a few more weeks to go before completion of the project, subject to weather conditions of course The lucky winners of the Banteer Sportsfield last draw for 2019 have been announced. Mike Reidy scooped the top prize of Winners €400, while Dermot Scanlon took home a tidy €200,


with €100 each to Noel Kearney, John McSweeeny, Fergus Murphy, Denis Buckley Duinch, Vicky Withers, Ger Fleming and Kathryn Canty Nadd. Thanks to all supporters and

sellers – please support same via €25 per quarter or €100 per year. If you wish to help sell tickets, please contact Denis Withers as we must raise up to €300,000 of matching funding to complete the project.

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Meals service for Senior Citizens

Meals are delivered hot to Clients who wish to eat straight away or cold to those who would like to re heat them later to suit their schedule MENU CHANGES EVERY DAY


Clients are welcome both short term and long term _______SAMPLE MENU_______ Roast Breast of Chicken Stuffing Turnip Broccoli Creamed Potatoes Gravy

Baked Fillet of Salmon Carrots Cauliflower Creamed Potatoes White Sauce

Honey Glazed Roast Pork Carrot & Parsnip Peas Creamed Potatoes Gravy

Apple Crumble & Custard

Fresh Cream & Fruit Swiss Roll

Trifle & Cream

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Dromtariffe & Kilcorney / Boherbue & Kiskeam

Joanne inspires students

Tadhg O'Leary and Denny O'Mahony pictured with the recently launched Tureen Creamery 100th Anniversary Book and DVD which is available at Super Valu, Boherbue and Tureen Farm Store Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald



13th March 2020 at 8pm The Shandrum Céilí Band with special guests, Annemarie O’ Riordan, Kiskeam Brass Band and NASC

Admission: €15


Tickets available from : Aileen Fitzgerald, 0877578835 | Marie Carroll, 0872079259 | Noirin Herlihy, 0876473651 | Marie O' Reilly, 0879720061 | Anita Sherlock, 0863062934 | Denis Quinn, 0876275511

LCA English and Communication class with Joanne O'Riordan. Students had the opportunity to interview her as part of their key assignment. It was a great day for all involved, Joanne was a true inspiration.

Congrats all round for a fantastic sporting year Dromtarriffe GAA presentation of the Duhallow U21HC and JAHL medals took place last Friday in The Sandpit. James McAuliffe spoke on the advancements the footballers enjoyed in their first year in the County Intermediate grade, including promotion to Division 4 of the league and narrowly beaten in the championship semi final. He thanked management before presenting Evan Murphy with the footballer of the year award. John Howard spoke of the pride he had with the development of our young players winning both the U21 HC again in 2018 and adding the league title for the first time, however spoke of the disappointment of losing the championship to Newmarket. He congratulated Conor O’Callaghan, Sean Howard and Kevin

Tomas Howard, left, and Evan Murphy with awards Cremin who played on County panels in 2019. He also thanked Ritchie Cullinane and Neily Galvin for their many years of service with the hurling backroom managements He then asked the club secretary to present the 2019 hurler of the year which was won by Tomas Howard. The Dromtarriffe GAA Club AGM takes place on Friday January 17 at 8pm in the clubrooms. All are welcome to attend.

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Boherbue Pride of Place Boherbue Tidy Towns Group was a runner-up in the Community Wellbeing Initiative section of the All Ireland Pride of Place competition held in conjunction with Co-operation Ireland. The award was presented to Michael Cronin, Chairman, and Margaret Murphy, Treasurer of Boherbue Tidy Towns group, at a function held at the Lyratt Hotel in Kilkenny recently. The footpath project was one of four community projects entered into the competition in 2019 by Cork County Council. This was an All Island competition which included all counties in Northern Ireland. Michael Cronin said he was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the community and thanked the hard work and dedication of the Tidy Towns Group who have carried out many projects around the village over the past number of years. He explained that back in 2015, Boherbue Tidy Towns Group had a vision to construct a footpath between the village and the graveyard, a distance of over 700 metres. The major challenge was the cost, as well as getting permission from the land owners to allow

Above, members of Boherbue Tidy Towns group; below, the pristine footpath

construction. We got great co-operation from the land owners along the way from the village to the graveyard and without this it would have been impossible to construct what is now a fantastic amenity for all the residents of Boherbue and also the many people who come to Boherbue to use the footpaths for

Michael Cronin, Margaret Murphy, Cllr Bernard Moynihan, Cork County Mayor Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan and Helen Cronin at the awards Issue 9 January 10, 2020

their daily walk. In 2016 Boherbue Co-op, Cork County Council and IRD Duhallow came together along with the Tidy Towns organisers and began the process of putting a plan together to get the footpath constructed. It was not an easy task, however with financial support from Boherbue Co-op, Cork County Council and IRD Duhallow we were finally in a position to go ahead with the project. Mike Cronin Contractor from Kiskeam was awarded the contract to do the job and he completed the project to an excellent standard in 2018. The work was completed in 2019 with the planting of over 60 Acer trees, a green beech hedge and the addition of three seats along the pathway. The completed project means that the graveyard is now part of the village environs and provides great safety to all visitors, particularly on funeral days. The new footpath is also part of a fantastic walk system within Boherbue.


Lismire & Newmarket

Crib for ’copter The Live Crib in Lismire was again another huge success. The organisers wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported it and gave generously to the raffle and donation box. Once everything has been sorted, a donation will be made to the community helicopter service in the coming weeks.

Newmarket GAA Lotto: January 6th Jackpot: €11,400. Numbers Drawn: 6, 10, 23, 32. No Winner. €50 Noreen Keane Sheahan, €30 Sheahan Family, €30 Jerry Murphy, €30 Norma Kerins, €30 Shane Crowley. Next week’s jackpot is a huge €11,400, see your local ticket sellers or you can buy online at the following link: Yoga: Traditional Indian yoga will resume in the CYMS Newmarket on Wednesday 15th January at 8.15pm. Lismire Variety Show: The Variety Show will be held on January 17th and 18th. Ticket sellers are currently calling to houses so please support if you can, tickets can also be purchased on the night. The price of tickets is a very affordable €10. You are always guaranteed a great night’s entertainment with a huge wealth of both young and old local talent on stage. Cork GAA Draw: Congratulations to local man Stephen Kiely who won top prize in the Cork GAA monthly club’s draw. Stephen’s prize includes two 10 year premium seat tickets for Pairc Uí Chaoimh. This draw is a great source of funding to the club, many thanks to all who entered, please do continue to support us. Lismire Community Association will hold its first monthly meeting of 2020 on Tuesday 4th February. Please do come along and lend your voice to the benefit of the community, all constructive contributions welcomed.

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Ballydaly & Rathmore Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Damien Hickey, Rathmore, who married Margaret O'Mahony, Scartaglen, recently. Teach Íosagáin Book Club: Would you be interested in joining a Book Club in Rathmore. To kick off 2020 we thought that introducing a Book Club to the community would be a great way for people to get out, meet for a chat over a cuppa and a book! What a fabulous way to meet other people and to chat and share opinions about a read book. If you would be interested, please send a message or call us on 0647761000. All-Stars Night: The East Kerry AllStars Night takes place on Friday 17th January in the Brehon Hotel, tickets available from Mike Cronin 0868876953 or Mary Darmody 0872939690. Kerry GAA Supporters’ Club Social: The 30th annual Kerry GAA Supporters’ Club takes place on Saturday 18th January, beginning with a drinks reception at 7pm in association with the Ballygarry House Hotel. Tickets are on sale from club members at a cost of €35, Tickets available from Donal O'Leary on 0879289906 or any committee member.

Congratulations to Rathmore Gaa Quiz team of Donal O'Leary, John Stepen O'Sullivan, Dan V O'Connor & Tony Moynihan, who came 2nd in the All Ireland Tràth na gCeist (Craobh na hÈireann de chomòrtas na gCeist) in Croke Park. Churchill GAA came 1st, overall winners

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Peter Twist, Secretary of Kerry County Board, presenting Anthony Darmody with his under 21 County Championship medal, having played for the East Kerry under 21 team that won the U21 County Championship Issue 9 January 10, 2020

Johnny Brosnan, chairman of East Kerry GAA Board, presenting pictures of the team to Dan Casey, Rathmore, who was part of Under 16 Eoghan Ruadh management who won the Under 16 County Championship 2019, in appreciation of their time and effort


Freemount & Tullylease 45 Drive: December 29th, First Prize Fr Herlihy and Timmie Curtin, Freemount. Ladies: 1 Mary Withers and Kate O’Brien, Newmarket and 2 Margaret and Teresa O’Regan, Kilmeedy; Gents: Jim Murphy, and Neilie O’Connor, Freemount after a playoff; Mixed: John and Joan Dillane, Milford; Table Prize: Nellie May Foley, Glashakeenleen and Daithí Burke, Meelin; Raffle Prizes: 1 Neilie O’Connor, Freemount; 2 Dan Murphy, Freemount; 3 Helen Sheehy, Tullylease; 4 Jack O’Keeffe, Glashakeenleen; 5 Fr Herlihy, Freemount; 6 Jim Murphy, Freemount; 7 Richard Kiely, Lismire. 8 Tim Ahern, Freemount; 9 Martin Flynn, Feohanagh. January 5th, First Prize: Tim and Ted Murphy, Newmarket. Ladies: Maura Burke, Broadford and Mary Noonan, Freemount; Gents: Richard Kiely, and

Michael O’Connor, Lismire; Mixed: Nellie Mai Foley, Glashakeenleen and Daithí Burke, Meelin; Table: Jerry O’Callaghan and Dan Murphy, Freemount; Raffle: Richard Kiely Lismire, Tim Broderick, Freemount, Chris Wallace, Freemount, Con Foley, Freemount, Ted Murphy, Newmarket. The Card Committee thanks its patrons, all who donated prizes and the ladies who provided tea and food. All are welcome at our 45 every Sunday night at 8pm sharp. We wish all our patrons a very happy 2020. GAA Lotto: Results w/e December 29th, numbers drawn: 14, 23, 24, 31. No Jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners: Amanda Walsh, Kilknockane Freemount, Mark and Clare Ballantyne, Commons Freemount, Marjorie O’Regan, Glounicommane Freemount, Kevin and Joanne Hef-

fernan, Allow Hill Freemount, Nichola Walsh, Kilknockane Freemount. Juvenile GAA: The AGM of Freemount Juvenile GAA will take place at 8pm in the GAA room on Monday night, January 13th. It is essential that a parent of each juvenile player from U6s up are in attendance. Freemount GAA draw in Barry's Bar on December 23rd: 1 Lilly Stokes, Kiltane, Freemount, €1,000; 2 John Curtin Mallow, €200; 3 Catherine Cuddity Freemount, Christmas Hamper; 4 Mary Casey The Shop Freemount, €100. A special thanks to those who sold tickets and helped in any way during the past 12 months. Best wishes for 2020. Around the Fireside: The next programme will be broadcast on C103 Local Radio on Monday, January 13th at 10.06pm. Billy O’Brien and Friends return.

Freemount Macra has more in store for 2020

A great night had by all at Freemount Macra's Annual Christmas Quiz which was held recently in Barry's bar Freemount Macra would like to wish members and friends the very best for 2020. On December 23rd we visited Newmarket and Boherbue nursing homes and we sang Christmas carols, played music and danced. We also held our annual Christmas quiz in Barry's bar in Freemount on December 27th. Thanks to all who took part and showed their support. We had a club meeting last Sunday night in Freemount hall. Our next club meeting is on 9th


February at 8.30pm in Freemount Heritage Centre. Best of luck to our members who are in the All-Ireland Semifinal this Saturday 11th January in the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. Fve teams will compete on the night and two will qualify for the All-Ireland final. Doors open at 6.30pm, the show starts at 7pm. All this weekend, there will be officer training in Killarney, lots of fun assured. Best wishes to our Senior

Debating team of Siobhan Ring, Lisa Ring, Noreen Stritch and Breda Stritch competing on 4th January. Venue to be confirmed. There will be a Regional Karting Competition on Sunday 9th February in Kartworld, Watergrasshill. If you would like to take part, please let us know on 087-0969654. Congratulations to club member Ann Fitzgerald on her recent engagement to Niall O'Regan. Best wishes for the future and enjoy the celebrations.

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Tribute to a football legend g By DANNY O’NEILL Four Millstreet men were on duty during that famous September day in 1973. Starring in the halfback line was Cornelius ‘Connie’ Hartnett as the Sam Maguire Cup was reclaimed by the rebels. Born in 1951, Connie Hartnett was always destined to be a footballer – his mother’s first cousin was Din Connors, a member of the AllIreland winning Cork team of 1945. Ironically, Din Connors played at left halfback against Cavan in that final. The next time Cork would win an All-Ireland another Millstreet man, Connie Hartnett, would be playing in the same position. Growing up and playing with Millstreet, who were strong at underage level at that time, Con was picked for the Cork Minor team. He recalled: “I was very lucky to be picked on such a talented team that won back-to-back All-Irelands in 1968 and ’69. “After coming out of minor we were still together as a team and landed back-to-back under 21 AllIrelands in 1970 and ’71. “It was in 1971 I made my senior debut with Cork, we beat Kerry in the Munster final but Offaly stopped us in the semi-final. “In 1972 we got to the Munster final again but were beaten by Kerry on the day. The following year all my dreams came true, it was amazing, a fantastic year – we had a very good team. Guys like Billy Morgan, Ray Cummins, Frank Cogan, Declan Barron, and what made it all the more special was to have the three Millstreet lads, John Coleman, Dinny Long and Humphrey Kelleher. “I had grown up with these lads and here we were winning an AllIreland senior title together. We had a very good championship, beating Kerry in Munster, Tyrone in the semi-final and Galway in the final on a scoreline of 3-17 to 2-13.

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Connie Hartnett (1951-17 December 2019)

Connie Hartnett in action during the 1973 All-Ireland Football Final v Galway “The homecoming was awesome, on the Monday night we paraded through Cork city with thousands out to greet us, but it was the Tuesday night that will stay in my memory forever. We were brought through Millstreet town with everyone out cheering us. To have four players on that team was very special to people in Millstreet. “As champions we were invited to America to play the All-Stars. We also played a tournament at Wembley. I used to share a room with Billy Morgan who to this day is a great personal friend of mine. I also represented Munster in the Railway Cup but never won a medal.” In 1974, Cork again beat Kerry in the Munster final but were beaten by underdogs Dublin in the semi final. “That was a huge disappointment to us but we can have no complaints, they were the better team on the day and went on to win

three All-Ireland titles after that.” Con retired from inter-county football after that defeat in 1974. “I decided to go. I had been very lucky since 1968, between minor and under 21 and senior I had won five All-Ireland medals and was beaten for a sixth in a junior final in 1970, so you cannot top that. “I was brought back for the official opening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in 1976 and played in a challenge game against Kerry.” Con continued to play for his beloved Millstreet and won a senior football league title Kelleher Shield in 1971. He relocated to Kanturk and lived there for ten years before moving back to Millstreet where he worked as a cattle dealer. Con Hartnett was a true gentleman and a football legend from that golden era of Cork football. We wish to express our sincere sympathies to the Hartnett family.


Agriculture by Michael Morrissey MSc Ag Sci Blue Dot Catchment & EIP Farm Planner

The European Green Deal The European Commission recently released a publication entitled ‘The European Green Deal’. This communication revisits and redefines the European Union’s commitment to addressing climate and environmental challenges. The European Green Deal in essence is a newly adapted growth strategy proposed for the EU “where economic growth is decoupled from resource use”. To put it in simpler terms, the strategy sets out a number of ambitions or targets based on sustainable land use and food production. A very ambitious target has been set to have a resource efficient and competitive economy within the EU with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. The EU have adopted this strategy from the viewpoint of influencing the broader global strategy to address climate change, biodiversity loss and the protection of natural resources. The EU target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 will be supported by the proposed legislation the European ‘Climate Law’ set for March 2020. With respect to the agricultural sector, the EU have committed to launch a wide-ranging stakeholder debate on the proposed ‘Farm to Fork strategy’. It is hoped this strategy will be designed to produce a healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The system will aim to contain measures, including

Species-rich grassland legislative measures, to reduce the use and associated negative environmental risks from pesticides, chemical fertilisers and antibiotics. It is proposed the Common Agricultural Policy post 2021 will be utilised as the tool to address the three key areas of climate change, environmental protection and biodiversity preservation. The current proposal by the EU commission for the CAP strategic review is for 40% of the overall CAP budget targeted towards contributing to the three key areas listed above. National strategic plans for agriculture will need to correlate and support the ambition of the European ‘Green Deal’ and the ‘Farm to Fork strategy’. To meet these targets or ambitions, the national plans should

One of the aims of ‘Farm to Fork’ is a reduction in the use of pesticides 22

ideally focus on areas such as sustainable farming practises, organic farming, agro-forestry and agro-ecology. The EU, through this new, ambitious approach, aims to move away from compliance-based payments to performance-based payments where farmers are rewarded for environmental protection, climate change mitigation, the protection of natural resources and for the protection, provision and enhancement of biodiversity. Proposed measures, through the introduction of eco schemes, would include managing and storing carbon in the soil, improved nutrient management to improve water quality and a reduction in emissions from agricultural production systems. Finally, an update on the IRD Duhallow Agri-EIP project ‘Duhallow Farming for the Blue Dot Catchments Project’. The project aims to address a number of the key challenges listed above by rewarding farmers for the provision of environmental and ecosystem services in the Allow River catchment. The project team on behalf of IRD Duhallow would like to thank all the farmers that have submitted Expression of Interest Forms to date.

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Sports Racquetball tournament

Poc Fada for Donie Kenneally

Winners of the Kiskeam tournament, from left, Dan Cronin, Aidan O’Callaghan, David Scannell, Anthony Dennehy; (Missing from team photo: Niall O’Connor, Darragh Moynihan, Patrick O’Leary)

Above, some of the participants at the finish line at the West End; below, Kevin Tarrant, Brendan Withers and Dave McAuliffe with the Donie Kenneally Memorial Cup

Runners-up, from left, Denis Quinn, John Angland, John Breen, John McAulliffe; (Missing from team photo: Neil O’Sullivan, Seamus Scannell and Eoghan O’Leary)

Dromtarriffe LGFA Annual Fun Run

Above, one of the teams as they meander their way around the roads of Newmarket

On Sunday, December 29th, the annual Fun Run was hosted by Dromtarriffe Ladies Football Club. The results were as follows: Men’s: 1st Brendan Sheehan (17.55); 2nd Ronan Moynihan (18.33); 3rd Jason Thompson (19.36). Women’s: 1st Sarah Creedon (23.06); 2nd Liz Palmer (24.27); 3rd Erica O’Connell (25.19). Well done to all who participated in this 5k Fundraising Run. Thanks to Duhallow Athletic Club for their constant support and help throughout the day. To our own gang, thanks to all who helped in any way with the registration, refreshments and stewarding of the race. Hope ye enjoyed it and hope to see ye back again next year.

St. Stephens Day 2019 saw Newmarket host a a Poc Fada in the memory of Donie Kenneally who passed away in Boston earlier this year. All the money that was raised was donated to Sadhbh's Tribe, which supports local Down Syndrome branches in Ireland. The event was a huge success with 49 teams of three, consisting of both young and old players taking part, as well of scores of people who came out to watch the event unfold. The rules were simple, each team played alternate shots

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between their three players and there was a two-shot penalty if your sliotar ended up in a nearby field. The teams started in Curraduff and ended up at the West End of Newmarket. The course was 2.3km in length, with the winning team of Kevin Tarrant (Captain), Brendan Withers and Dave McAuliffe finishing the course in a remarkable 25 shots. Over €2,000 was raised for this great cause. For those looking to support a very worthy cause but were unable to attend on the day, please see the link below or visit the Sadhbh's Tribe Facebook page.

The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of IRD Duhallow CLG.


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SuperV SuperValu Pear Tray 6pce was €1.79

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SuperValu Snack ck Pack Bananas 7pce was €1.39





SuperValu Iceberg Lettuce 1pce was 89c


SuperValu Net Lemon 3pce was 99c



SuperValu Family Apple Bag 10pce was €1.49







NOW €4.93 Meridian Smooth/Crunchy Peanut Butter 1kg was €9.89

NOW €19.98 Kinetica Whey Protein Vanilla/ Strawberry y// Chocolate/ Chocolate Mint 1kg was €39.99


NOW €2.13 Nestlé Shreddies 675g - €3.16/kg was €4.29 NOW W €1.98 Nestlé Nesquik 375g - €5.28/kg was €3.99 NOW €2.73 Nestlé Cheerios 800g - €3.41/kg was €5.49

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