St Colums U12 footballers finished off their season with a hard fought victory over Ballinascarthy in their final last Monday. Playing with the elements in the first half Colums led 1 – 9 to 1 – 1. Against the wind in the second half Ballinascarthy quickly took control with a goal and three well taken points. Colums however began to get the upper hand again and finished the game strongly.
THIS year is the third year of the West Cork Talent competition to be held in the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry. This competition is held each year to raise funds for St. Finbarr’s Boys’ National School.
As another season kicks off for Bantry Bay RFC committee and coaches reflect on the current strong position of the club. The home pitch at Ballycommane Park, Durrus is a huge boost for the club. The club is hugely indebted to Eugene Hickey & family for allowing us use of this former soccer grounds. The pitch has been transformed over the summer by the generous labour of players & members
Junior Infants We are delighted to welcome twelve new pupils to Kealkill N.S. this year who have all settled in so well under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Maria Daly. They had a busy first term undertaking a terrific ‘Butterfly’ project which saw them provide a home in their classroom for five caterpillars which transformed into beautiful butterflies which they released & celebrated with a butterfly party.
BANTRY Library are hosting an exhibition from November the 4th to the 18th of the latest work produced on location by the BARA Photographic Club. The group wish to highlight their 2015 calendar, Bantry and Beyond. Profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to local charity Cancer Connect. Copies of the calendar can be purchased at all local shops throughout Bantry and surrounding areas. “We
GARDAÍ in Bantry are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred in Kilcrohane at approximately 8.05pm on Thursday nigh, October 23rd.
Carrigboy mini sevens had a very enjoyable outing against Kealkill NS and Adrigole NS in Kealkill last week. The boys’ team lost out to Kealkill after a great game. The girls’ team qualified for the next round of the competition after two great performances. Thanks to Darren Stock and Joe O’Driscoll for training our teams.
Pictured At the Muintir Bhaire Community Playschool in Durrus were children Cillian O’Shea, Micheala Johnson Kelleher, Tom Daly, Grace O’Brien and Fion Wiseman donning their denims for the inaugural Jeans4Genes Day organised by the Mercy Hospital Foundation. Picture: Denis Boyle courtesy of Mercy Hospital Foundation.
THE Bantry Bay Lions hosted a dinner celebration for the winners of the All-Ireland 2014 Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation competition. The Beara Community School in Castletownbere, represented by Daniel O’Neill, John O’Donoghue, Nicole Elphick, Caitriona Anne Nee, Jayden Murphy and David O’Driscoll.
Bantry Blues U16 hurlers came away with the spoils following a good win over Fastnet Gaels in a breezy Skibbereen on Sunday last in the West Cork League Final.