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Bandon ladies make hockey history

by John Bohane BANDON ladies senior hockey team made history recently when they captured the Irish Hockey title for the first time in their proud history. This historic capturing of the national championship title represented the first time a national title was brought back to the Bandon Hockey Club.

Exceptional year for Bandon’s James French

by John Bohane BANDON Grammar secondary school student James French enjoyed an exceptional year representing his province in U18 rugby, and representing his country with great distinction in shot put. James, who is in fifth year in the prestigious West Cork secondary school, won the All-Ireland intermediate title in shot put, while he represented the Munster U18 side in the Inter-Pro’s last season.

Bandon flood heroes honoured at West Cork Community Awards ceremony

UPWARDS of 550 people at this year’s West Cork Community Awards ceremony held in Bandon gave a standing ovation to the members of the emergency services and the many volunteers who came to the rescue of Bandon town during the devastating flooding episodes on December 5th and 29th last, caused by Storms Desmond and Frank respectively.

Need for flood relief and insurance cover must not be forgotten says TD

FIANNA Fáil is calling for a group to be established to monitor the roll out of a flood insurance scheme in the UK which delivers cover for people who are unable to get insurance after being flooded. Cork South West TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony said people in west Cork who are not able to get flood insurance cover need protection.  “Flood defences are an important part of the solution here

Awards ceremony to salute Bandon’s local flood heroes

THE many volunteers and members of the emergency services who came to the rescue of Bandon during its double flooding episodes last December, are to be honoured at the 27th Annual West Cork Community Awards ceremony to be held in Bandon on Friday 8th April.

Bandon rappers strut their stuff

YOUNG people from the Bandon Youth Project recently participated in a rap workshop in the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon. This project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project that seeks to divert young people from anti-social behaviour and from criminal activity.

Garda Youth Award nominees honoured in Bandon

ON Friday 19h February 2016, a very pleasant function was held in the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon, where 16 young people were honoured. All of them had been nominated for the West Cork Garda Youth Awards (in association with SuperValu) 2015.

Family learning course in Bandon

THE Family Support & Community Wellbeing Bandon and Bandon Adult Education (CETB) are running a free seven-week Family Learning Course starting in April running for two hours on Thursday mornings.

Busy season ahead for Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan

by John Bohane TALENTED Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan has signed for the Cobh Rangers U17 side ahead of the domestic underage league which is due to resume in early March. The West Cork soccer ace represented their local rivals Cork City in the Youths League last season. Peter, however made the decision to switch to their near neighbours after being impressed by their ambitious plans for the future.

Bandon to Kilbrittain reopens to traffic

THE road between Bandon and Kilbrittain reopened to traffic ton Feruary 12th last following severe flood damage that forced its closure in the aftermath of Storm Frank, the road was one of the worst hit in West Cork by the recent bad weather.

Big turnout for candidates debate in Bandon

MORE than 300 people packed into the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon recently to attend a General Election debate among the 11 candidates seeking election to the 32nd Dáil for the Cork South West constituency. The event was organised by The Opinion magazine and moderated by editor Eddie Goggin. All of the 11 candidates were gathered together for the first time in the campaign, giving West Cork voters their first

Bandon remedial flood works set to start

CORK County Council CEO Tim Lucey has confirmed that remedial flood relief works in Bandon will commence this week. The works will include the instillation of non-return valves at all entry points from the river and extending the defensive banks along the River Bandon adjacent to the Lidl store in the town.

Brendan Howlin visits Bandon

Pictured at the offices of the Bandon Opinion recently where he discussed flood alleviation measures was Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin with Eddie Goggin, Editor of the Opinion; Michael McCarthy TD and flood campaigners Maria McLaughlin and Mary McSweeney.

TD calls for rates break for Bandon traders

WEST Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has called for a break from rates payments for traders in Bandon who had their businesses flooded for the second time in a month. Speaking after surveying the scene in the town, Jim Daly said that Bandon’s South Main Street was destroyed as several feet of flood waters poured through the town centre just three weeks after the most recent flood event.

No “silver bullet” for flooding problem

THE Minister of State at the OPW, Simon Harris has approved funding of €72,000 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for Skibbereen. Local Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said, “The funding is to replace the 36m of culvert in private lands by the River Ilen, in Skibbereen and I am pleased to have invited Minister Harris to Skibbereen last Monday, to witness first-hand the situation there.

Former Bandon mayor threatened with expulsion from Fianna Fáil

A FORMER Fianna Fáil mayor of Bandon has been threatened with expulsion from the party even though he is no longer a member.   Sean O’Donovan, a former town councillor, who was mayor of Bandon from 2011 to 2012 received a text message from the local cumann secretary stating, “As cumann secretary, FF HQ has requested me to confirm that the sanction for any member who canvasses for, or openly

Bandon fights back – Strongest Christmas trading in the town for years despite flooding

THE community in Bandon has come together in a remarkable show of solidarity and defiance in the face of last week’s fl ooding that threatened to derail the town’s Christmas celebrations before they had even begun.   Despite more than 50 businesses being flooded as a result of Storm Desmond, the wider community in Bandon has responded in emphatic fashion with all traders back in business within a couple of

Outrage in Bandon as town is flooded again, Skibbereen also hit

BUSINESS people and residents in Bandon have expressed outrage at the lack of action to tackle flooding in the town following the second devastating flood in the town centre in six years.   The cleanup bill from the damage caused by Storm Desmond is already expected to run into millions as more than 50 premises on Main Street and Oliver Plunkett Street suffered flood damage when the River Bandon once

Lighting up the gateway to West Cork

BANDON South Main Street will host the Official Lighting Ceremony and a day of Festive Fun on Sunday November 29th. Organised by a small committee of Traders and Interested Parties trojan work has been done to ensure that Bandon twinkles this Christmas.

Bandon kids win international soccer game at EXPO Milan

FIVE lucky school children from Bandon were selected to represent Ireland in an international soccer match at the Universal Exhibition (EXPO) in Milan as part of the Ferrero’s Kinder + Sport programme in Ireland. To celebrate the international reach of Kinder + Sport, a global responsible project developed by Ferrero aimed at supporting physical activity among children, Ferrero invited a squad of five twelve year olds from Scoil Phádraig Naofa

Bandon event highlights importance of cycle safety

A ROAD safety information event, and cycle workshop was held at the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon recently. This event was organised by Garda Damian White, Community Garda Bandon, with assistance from Niamh Sammon, Operations Manager, Riverview Shopping Centre, Karen McCarthy the Road Safety Authority Education Officer, and Ruth Bullough and Katie Mann from Cycle Sense.

Bandon woman is named as Cork Carer of the Year

BANDON woman Bernie O’Reilly, nominated by Bandon branch has been named as the Cork Carer of the Year, and was awarded the 2015 Eileen Hayes Perpetual Memorial Trophy. Bernie has been a full time carer for her 28-year-old son Brendan for many years. Brendan is wheelchair bound, and is unable to do anything for himself.

St Patrick’s Youth Pipeband news

Band Promoted – Following a successful season in the competition arena, Band gets promoted in Competition Gradings to Grade 3B. This is a great achievement for young band members and all are delighted at the accomplishment. As well as many prestigious titles throughout the year, the band were placed 2nd in the World Pipe Band Championships which were held in Glasgow last August. After their return the band were jetted