KELLEHER’S Topline Hardware, Bandon, has won the Munster category at the national Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2015. Ronan Kelleher, branch manager, said: “Were delighted to bring home an award from tonight’s ceremony. It’s a great honour to be chosen by Octabuild and it’s something we wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for our great staff and loyal customers.” The other nominees in the category were Chadwicks, Midleton and McMahons, Dunmanway. The
by John Bohane BANDON AFC recently celebrated securing promotion back to the Munster Senior League Premier Division following a year plying their trade in the First Division. The West Cork outfit clinched the first division championship crown for the first time in their history following their 3-1 home win achieved against Mayfield United. This win ensured Bandon will once again be competing with the elite teams in the Munster Senior
Make your Mark on Cancer charity walk from The Viaduct to Bandon has raised around 115k in just two years.?Funds being raised in 2015 are for a vital Cancer Care Center at the Mercy Hospital where patients and their families can go for counselling, support, therapies, basically it is a meeting place in a non-clinical relaxed environment.
THE launch of the booklet, titled Gardai, Youth and the Law, was attended by parents, youth leaders teachers and young people from secondary schools, and community and voluntary organisations, from across the Cork West Garda Division. Judge James McNulty, District Court Judge for West Cork, and Councillor Alan Coleman, Mayor of County Cork, and Councillor Michael Collins were also present on the evening. Chief Superintendent Tom Hayes officially launched the
South Coast Indoor Rowing Championships Kilmacsimon Rowing Club was well represented at this year’s South Coast Indoor Rowing Championship. Twenty club members took part this year with eight gold medals: Sarah Neary, J15 Girls; David McCarthy (J16 Boys); Cathal Cummins ( J18 Boys); Eamon Geary (LW Men); Áine Weldon ( LW Ladies); Laura O’ Neill (Open Ladies); Marie Geary (Masters Ladies); Kilmacsimon Underage Relay Team, four silver medals: James Mulcahy
THE combined resources from An Garda Siochana, HSE National Ambulance Service, Fire Service, West Cork Rapid Response and the Red Cross organised a traffic collision simulation exercise in Bandon recently More than of 250 Transition Year students from three secondary schools in Bandon town, St Brogan’s College, Bandon Grammar School and Hamilton High School attended the road safety awareness exercise. Initially, all the students gathered in the clubhouse of Bandon
BACK for it’s 19th year, the Bandon Music Festival takes place from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May and the organisers have announced another impressive line-up of musical talent for 2015. On Saturday 30th May, Ireland’s favourite acoustic folk/rock group Hermitage Green headline with support from upcoming Donegal duo Little Hours while on Sunday 31st May, Bandon welcomes the multi-platinum selling Paddy Casey and HamsandwicH who will be showcasing
THE Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries has announced the awarding of several grants to West Cork projects under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme.
MORE than 3,000 people attended a special hurling challenge match held at Cork’s Pairc Ui Rinn in aid of the “Friends of Jamie Wall” the charity set up to support the 23-year-old inter-county star and Kilbrittain clubman who was paralysed from the waist down by a rare illness last year.
A spontaneous standing ovation by over 500 people greeted the announcement that Dr. Jason van der Velde was selected as winner of the West Cork Person of the Year accolade at the 26th Annual West Cork Community Awards organised by The Opinion magazine and sponsored by Bandon Co-op.