News in Brief from The Maine Valley



Noreen Long, flagging the Open Day in The Mall.
Noreen Long, flagging the Open Day in The Mall.©

Knocknagoshel Women’s Group & Over 55s Club Open Day

Knocknagoshel Women’s Group and Over 55s Social Club will hold an ‘Open Day’ on Sunday, March 20th at 12 pm. Refreshments will be provided on the day.

The occasion will be used as an opportunity to get everyone near and far to see what we do on our club days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

“We want to provide information on our meals on wheels and laundry service that’s being provided to residents of all ages in Knocknagoshel and surrounding areas.

The open day will hosted by staff and committee members of the group and will be held in Knocknagoshel Community Centre,” said spokesperson, Noreen Long.

Concern at Poor Attendance at Cordal Community and Resource Centre AGM

John O'Connell - AGM poorly attended. ©
John O’Connell – AGM poorly attended. ©

The AGM of Cordal Community and Resource Centre was held on Monday, March 7th. The following officers were elected: Chairman, Charlie Farrelly; Vice chairman, John O’Callaghan; Secretary, Martina O’Donoghue and Treasurer, Siobhan Kearney.
“This meeting was again very badly attended with no names going forward for committee or officers. The people of the parish and, in particular, the youth should be getting involved and making more use of our excellent facility. It was also discussed whether or not to continue with the Wednesday night card game for the coming winter as this is also badly attended, so please come out and support the local centre,” said centre spokesman, John O’Connell.
Castleisland Golf Club
Seniors Results 12 Hole Competition from  Monday, March 7th: 1st. Mike O’Connor 23 points; 2nd. Patsy Sweeney 21 points; 3rd. Domhnall de Barra 20 points.  Competition every Monday at 10.30am. Visitors welcome.
Macra to Hold Mid Kerry Tractor Run
Mid Kerry Macra will hold a tractor run in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry on March 20th. starting at Miltown Mart.
Registration is from 12 to 12.45 in the mart yard. Entry fee is €20. For more information contact 087 76 14 560. Click on the flyer for details.
Annual Macra Social
Kerry Macra Na Feirme will hosting its annual social on March 16th in the Killarney Oaks Hotel. It promises to be a great night with a four course meal followed by music by Uí Bhriain and a disco until late.
There is a door prize and lots of raffle prizes to be won on the night. Tickets are €30 and can be booked by calling Louise on 086 44 61 540.
River Island Hotel Cards
Results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel on Sunday night last.
1st. Nuala O’Shea and Denis Clifford, Tony Marshall & Denis McCarthy, Eamon O’Connor and Ned O’Callaghan, Paul and Joe Geaney.
Ladies: Ann Walsh and Jane Colfer. Gents: John McMahon and Dave Mahony, John O’Sullivan and Jermiah Kerins. Mixed: Mary Barrett and Timmy Brosnan. Spots: Bill O’Sullivan and Mick Leahy, Hannah Hickey and Donie Cremins. Cards continue next Sunday night at 9pm sharp.
Ballymacelligott GAA Club Notes
The lotto was held in Glenduff House, on Monday 29th February 2016 for a jackpot of €1,900.  Numbers drawn were 16,19,20,22. There was no winner. Lucky Dips: 1. Deirdre McDonnell, Rathanny; 2. Myles Sheehan, Maglass; 3. Eamon Donovan, c/o Tom Leen; 4. Dave Slattery, c/o Paula Silles; 5. Robert Harris, c/o Paula Silles; Sellers Prize : Pat McDonnell. The lotto now stands at €2,000 and can be played at
Our Senior team went down to John Mitchels on Sunday last in a Coiste Tra Li/St. Brendans Board fixture. Mitchels ability to punish some of our mistakes with goals proved to be the difference between the teams.
The Seniors take on St. Pat’s of Blennerville in the next round of The St. Brendan’s Board League this weekend. This fixture is subject to the availability of a pitch. Please check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for further updates.
Our minors take on Churchill in the next round of the County Minor League. Due to the recent poor weather this fixture is subject to change. Please check the club website etc. for updates.
Congratulations to Senior Player Eanna Reidy who is part of the Liebherr team which won the All Ireland Interfirm Final against Galway opponents in Tuam on Saturday last.
Registration is now open for BWildered 2016 which will take place on April 30th 2016 at 11.00am.  This year participants will have a choice between a 7km or 10km route.  Ballymac GAA Club and Lee Strand are once again joining forces for the promotion of this event.  Full details on and on the dedicated facebook page.
In order to defray some of the costs associated with hosting teams for Feile a fundraising table quiz will be held in O Riadas bar on Friday 18th March at 8.00pm.  €30 for table of 4 and lots or prizes on the night.  If you are interested in entering a team please text Dave Slattery on 0872201042.
Unfortunately due to the recent inclement weather the Academy which was due to start on Sunday last did not take place hopefully with an improvement in the weather we can get going on Sunday next.  U6s boys and girls continue to train in St. Brendans Community Hall at 11.00am on Sunday mornings.
Scor na bPaisti district final will take place in Knocknagoshel on Sunday next 13th March 2016 at 7.00pm.  Anyone interested in taking part please contact Scor Officer Anthony Curran on 087 2713507.
The Kube
CBS The Green are running ‘The Kube’, as seen on television, this March 16th in The Brandon Hotel in an effort to raise funds for a new All Weather Pitch. There are six categories of contestants taking part, names of those taking part include Alan Brogan of Dubin, James O’Donoghue of Kerry, Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy, John Brassil TD and many more. Our own club secretary Fionnán Fitzgerald is also a contestant. There is a prize of €2,000 to be given to charity up for grabs. Fionnán’s chosen benfactors are Ballymac GAA Club & Ballymac Community Alert Group – both organisations in which he is very much involved. It would be great if some support from Ballymac could be at the Brandon on the night. Tickets are on sale at the following outlets: Terry’s Butchers, Oakpark, Nolan’s Garage Tralee, Foley’s Spar Castlemaine Road, Claude Monte The Square & The Grand Hotel Denny Street and at The Green School itself. Adult tickets cost 15 Euros and Student tickets cost 10 Euros.
The Club would like to extend its sympathy to the Lowe Family on death of Mrs Joan Lowe, Mitchels Road, Tralee. Joan’s son Martin is a mentor with both our minor and U12 teams for 2016.