Margaret Horan wins €1,028 as Castleisland RFC Prepares for January 1st €2,000 Roll-over

Margaret Horan wins €1,028 as Castleisland RFC Prepares for January 1st €2,000 Roll-over

The latest winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw is Margaret Horan, Carhue, Castleisland. Margaret won €1,028 from the envelope she filled, addressed and posted in Daly’s Fish Shop here in Castleisland. Last week’s winnner, Michelle Burke sent dad Michael to the Shoemaker Bar on Saturday night to collect her second time winnings where…

Gene Takes Split the Bucket €1,031 Prize Back to Ballymac

Gene Takes Split the Bucket €1,031 Prize Back to Ballymac

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held at the Shoemaker Bar on Saturday, August 21st was Gene Griffin, Ballymacelligott. Gene won €1,031. The next draw will take place on Saturday 28th at McCarthy’s Foodstore in Currow at 2.30pm. To be in with a chance of winning just drop one of the completed envelopes…

Remarkable Coincidence While Marking Mike Kenny’s Anniversary

Remarkable Coincidence While Marking Mike Kenny’s Anniversary

Coincidence is an amazing and little understood occurrence and has been the subject of scientific studies for generations. Last evening, Eamon Fleming, David ‘Dauber’ Prendiville and myself sat down at a socially distanced table at the Shoemaker Bar under a television screen. The reason for our gathering was to mark the 10th anniversary of the…

Another €1,000 Split the Bucket Pot For Saturday’s Draw at The Shoemaker

Another €1,000 Split the Bucket Pot For Saturday’s Draw at The Shoemaker

The winner of the Castleisland Rugby Club’s Split the Bucket draw held in Nana Bea’s Cafe on Saturday was Martina McCarthy, Castleisland. Martina won €832. The next draw will be held in The Shoemaker Bar at 7pm Saturday, September 5th. The Shoemaker Bar was the last public house to host the draw before the nationwide…

The Shoemaker Bar – Back at Last

The Shoemaker Bar – Back at Last

A long time practitioner in the pub trade told me today that her nerves are shot from the checking and the preparations and the inspections and the anticipation and the hope that everything will be alright for all concerned when she eventually re-opens her door later this week after an unprecedented five months of lock-down.…

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Those born under the astrological symbol of Scorpio are said to be blessed with desire, resilience and willfulness. Local taxi driver, Joe O’Callaghan – ‘Smokey’ to his friends – was born on the cut-off point of October 31st all of 50 years ago. He shares the date with a whole raft of artists of many…