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Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Easter Camp 2016 is a huge success! Over seventy children took part in the club’s annual Easter Camp in Rossmore. They enjoyed three days of hurling and football fun, under the expert guidance of coaches James Desmond, Paudie Crowley and Shane O’Donovan. Our own assistant coaches Fionan McCarthy, Kevin Keohane, Rory Brimble and Cathal Daly provided invaluable assistance during the camp. The camp is organised by Deirdre O’Leary and Marie

Bandon Easter commemoration

The Easter commemoration in Bandon takes place on Easter Sunday the 20th of April in St Patrick’s Cemetery at 12.30 and will be addressed by Martin Ferris TD.   The annual event organised by Sinn Féin is always well attended and a big crowd is again expected this year. Speaking this week local Councillor Rachel McCarthy said, “All the preparations are done for this year’s celebration of the Easter Rising

Dunmanway knitters knit a tasty looking confection

Dunmanway Library’s Knit and Natter group have created a pretty and unique hand-crafted celebration of Spring.   The group which is led by library staff member Aine O’Brien have knitted, crocheted, and created from lace a Springtime Tea Party. This entirely calorie free feast of cakes and confections has to be seen to be believed.

Reenascreena’s electric hen stars on RTÉ

THERE was great egg-citement in Reenascreena recently as RTE paid the local national school a visit to check out the new Easter chicks hatched thanks to the school’s “electric hen”.   Reporter Jim Wilson from Mooney Goes Wild on RTE Radio 1 filed the report on the chicks hatched thanks to the school’s own incubator for Easter.

Bad weather doesn’t deter large crowd attending Bandon commemoration

THE freezing winds and heavy rain could not deter the large crowd who gathered for the Annual Bandon Easter commemoration which took place at the republican plot in St Patrick’s cemetery on Sunday last.   A sea of umbrellas made up the procession that followed the Bandon and District Pipe band.Local councillor Rachel McCarthy and Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD headed the procession.

Ballydehob Easter road trotting report

JOCKEY Deirdre Goggin hit a rich vein of form when recording a treble at the annual Easter Sunday road trotting meeting in Ballydehob on a cold and wet renewal of this traditional event.   Conway Tiger was the third leg of her wins in the feature Grade A trot. Matts Romeo a winner in Baltimore was the market leader despite a twenty yard handicap. Conway Tiger led from the start

Large turnout in Bandon for Gerry Adams

THERE was a large turnout in Bandon on Easter Sunday to hear Gerry Adams TD deliver the oration in St Patrick’s Cemetery on the 96th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. More than 400 people were in attendance to listen to the Sinn Fein President and to honour those who fought in the rising at the republican plot in the local graveyard.