Local Notes

Table quiz

Kilbrin parents association are hosting a table quiz on Friday 14th June in the social club. A guaranteed night of fun and entertainment . €20 for table of 4. Please come along and support.


The next lotto draw will take place on 17th June at 10.30pm in the Social Club for a jackpot of €8400. Tickets can be bought from club officers, outside spar and from our new online system on www.kilbrin.gaa.ie. Please support.

Best wishes

Best wishes to clubman Shane Crowley who will line out with Sligo senior hurlers in the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup. Sligo faced Warwickshire at the weekend winning on a scoreline of 2-21 to 2-17 with Shane contributing 2 points to the win. Sligo will now go on to face Armagh in the final in Croke Park on 22nd of June.

Kilbrin GAA

Results-JBF County: Kilbrin: 5-15-Glengarriff: 2-4

Féile-Well done to all players, mentors, families, clubs and our own juvenile team of Croke Rovers who were part of the John West U 14 Féile na nGael at the weekend. A great weekend was had by all.

Cúl Camp

This year's Cúl Camp for children from 6 years old upwards will take place between July 22nd and 26th in Kilbrin. Bookings can be made online at Cúl Camp Cork.

Alzheimers Ireland Association

Proceeds from the recent tea party held in kilbrin Social Club, on the 27th May raised E610 which has been donated to Alzheimers Ireland, St. Mary's day care centre Mallow. Thanks to all who contributed to this very worthy cause. A very special thanks to Anthony Buttimer, for donating all the cakes and tarts.

Church Gate Collection

Thanks to everyone who supported so kindly to the collection held on Sunday 9th June, for Suicide Awareness, amount raised was E195.


Bingo continues every Monday night from 8.30. Jackpot next week is EUR 1,500. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support of Monday night Bingo and you have attended in great numbers this year. We would also like to thank our Bonus Ball sponsor for this month who is Ned English, Castlecor potatoes. We would also like to thank the sponsors for the year so far, Ronan Sullivan Construction, Karlton O'Leary Electrician, Peader Aspell Spar Kanturk, John Corkery Alu-Fit, Alan Shiel Electircian & Nicholas Corkerys Bar Dromohane. These sponsors are essential to the running of our Bingo and we are very grateful.

Dr Croke House

Please note that the remembrance night for Bishop Boetius MacEgan has changed to the first Sunday in July which is the 7th.

Village renewal

The community council is in the process of setting up a dedicated group to oversee village renewal. In this regard we are looking for ideas for places that can be improved, please keep in mind that all the work here is voluntary so we will try to start small. If you have any ideas please contact Deirdre Crowley or Pat O'Leary or indeed any member of the community council. We would also ask that people try to tidy their own areas and have the village looking its best for the summer months. Given that the school has now earned Green Flag status we should encourage the children to keep up the good work around the village.

Kilbrin Golf Society

Kilbrin Golf Society are playing at Fermoy Golf Club this Saturday. We wish them all the very best of luck and hope the weather holds up.

Feile na NGael

Croke Rovers hosted the John West Feile na nGeal hurling festival on 7th and 8th of June in Kilbrin and Castlemagner. The opening ceremony was held in Kilbrin pitch at 5,30pm where the lads played their first game against Longford Slashers GAA. The pitch was in immaculate condition all lined out, flags flying and the Thomas Davis Pipe band ready and waiting to parade the lads around the pitch prior to the game. Amhran na bhFiann was belted out and we were ready to start proceedings.

It was a tough start for the lads against a fancied Slashers team but they managed a draw which was considered a great result. They then changed at high speed and travelled to Freemount to play St Marks in the second game at 7.00pm.

This was another great game of hurling which took huge commitment from the lads which resulted in another draw. We then travelled back to Kilbrin Social club to meet the team we were hosting 'Myshall Gaa' from Carlow. After refreshments everyone got to know each other and host families were introduced to the kids. To compete in Feile, players from travelling teams must stay with host families and a huge thank you must go to the people from Kilbrin and Castlemagner for opening up their homes to the Myshall players and families. Thanks also to Claire Buttimer in Kilbrin Social club for her refreshments over the weekend.

On Saturday morning we played Myshall in Castlemagner pitch at 10.00am. Again the pitch and organisation was top class, scoreboards going , parking stewards on duty and refreshments at the ready. Myshall were disappointed to lose their two games on Friday and were really up for this game beating Croke Rovers by 2 points.

We then travelled to Kerry Centre of Excellence in Currans to play Causeway in the quarter final of the Shield Competition. Conditions were tough with a driving wind assisting in the first half. Despite keeping Causeway scoreless in the 1st half they pulled away with 5 mins to go which ended our participation.

These U14 players can be very proud of themselves. They have huge potential and their behaviour and performances over the weekend were an absolute credit to themselves and their families. Special thanks to Finbar Taylor , Damien McCarthaigh and Shane O Riordan for mentoring this team.

On Saturday evening we all met up again in Kilbrin Social club for pizza and refreshments. Myshall sincerely thanked Croke Rovers for our hospitality and presented the club with a beautiful plaque acknowledging the whole weekend. The Myshall parents and mentors were great company and the players definitely will be remembered by all for their unique personalities. Special thanks must go to Margaret O Callaghan (Kilbrin GAA Chairperson) , Alan Morrissey (Castlemagner GAA Chairperson) and their teams of helpers for organising refreshments and having both pitches in tip top condition for the weekend.

U12 Football On Monday 4th June our U12 Footballers played BK Plunketts in Newmarket. We were treated to a fantastic game of football in the worst of conditions. Unfortunately our lads came out on the wrong side of the result but they played unbelievably well and no doubt they will be back in finals again before the end of the year. Thank to mentors Karl Jones, John Rahilly and John Hourigan for their huge efforts with this team.


Kilbrin Community Council would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family Timothy Nyhan, Bandon, Cork. May he Rest In Peace.

Contact details

The community council can be contacted at kilbrincc@gmail.com if you have any queries.Also the PRO can be contacted directly at Bennymick1968@gmail.com if you have anything of interest for this column. Whether you are at home or abroad we would be delighted to hear from you if you have anything that you would like to share with the community at large. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to date.

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