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New faces same austerity general election needed

The much awaited reshuffle of the cabinet took place this week with new faces taking up their positions in the various departments.   This however was just theatrics according to Bandon County Cllr Rachel McCarthy SF. It is her contention that the May elections called for a new direction in policy and not just new faces in cabinet and a general election was now needed.

Kilmacsimon Swimming and Rowing Club continue to accumulate Championship silverware

The attractive village of Castletownshend and Castlehaven Harbour was the setting on yet another balmy summer’s afternoon on Sunday last July 20th, for the third round of the SWCYRA 2014 Championship where Kilmacsimon crews again fared very well on the day, winning 7 races, finishing second in 6 and coming in third in 2 races – a considerable achievement out of a total of 18 race categories.

Weather Alert issued for West Cork

Met Eireann has issued a weather alert covering West Cork.   The following Weather Advisory was issued by Met Eireann at 07:00 hours Thursday, 17-Jul-2014:   Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers/ thunder storms/ hail may lead to local flooding/ disruption/ damage tonight, Friday and Saturday.   Valid from 21:00 hours Thu, 17-Jul-2014 Valid until 21:00 hours Sat, 19-Jul-2014.

Hundreds of West Cork walkers make their mark on cancer

MORE than 600 walkers, runners and joggers turned out for the second annual Make Your Mark on Cancer walk from The Viaduct to Bandon recently.   The event which was officially launched by football star John Hartson proved to be a huge success and special goes to The Viaduct Inn, Red Cross, Civil Defence, Bandon Gardaí (in particular Community Garda Damien White), Crossbarry Motorcycle Club, Bandon Vintage Club, Des, Breda

Fans disappointed as huge demand for Munster Hurling Final tickets leads to system crash

THOUSANDS of hurling fans were left disappointed when the computer system used to sell tickets for the upcoming Munster Hurling Final between Cork and Limerick crashed.   An additional 4,500 tickets for the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh were made available through tickets.ie which could be purchased in person at some SuperValu and Centra stores as well as online.

Bandon AC notes

Bandon AC’s youngest athletes were in action again on Saturday 21st June when they headed to Tullamore for their final competition of the season, the U9-U11 All Ireland team competition. We had 9 pairs and 4 relay teams competing at this very high level.

West Cork emergency services carry out traffic collision simulation in Bandon

THE combined resources from An Garda Siochana, National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross organised a traffic collision simulation in Bandon recently.   In excess of 300 Transition Year students from the four secondary schools in Bandon town, namely Saint Brogans College, Bandon Grammar School, Hamilton High School and Colaiste na Toirbhirthe attended this Road Safety Awareness exercise.