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Bobby Donegan receives his under 12 player of the year award from league treasurer Charlie Boyle at the Rathkeale House Hotel last Friday night.

Division 1 Relegation Play-Off

Feenagh 1 Rathkeale B 0

A close range finish 3 minutes into this tie from Thomas O’Sullivan was to prove decisive and it ensured our Division 1 status for next season. Rathkeale, with a stiff breeze at their backs, dominated the possession stakes for the remainder of the opening half but there were near misses at both ends of the park. Rathkeale hit the crossbar direct from a corner on 15 minutes and again in open play in stoppage time in the opening period while on 44 minutes a free kick from Ronan Gilbourne found its way to James Dillon at the far post who smashed a shot off the crossbar.

Four minutes into the second half a teasing cross from O’Sullivan found Donal Madigan who shot just over the crossbar. 9 minutes later a phase of pinball in the Feenagh penalty ended with a shot at goal well saved by Dan Gayer. On 20 minutes, some good combination play on the left flank finished with a tempting centre from Luke Ryan into the penalty area that was headed clear by a light blue shirt. Two minutes on, the ever industrious James Dillon soloed past a few challenges but his shot was swallowed up by the Rathkeale keeper. Crucially, we finished the game strongly, and in the final 20 minutes we looked the more likely side to add to the scoreline. Madigan, playing on the shoulder of the last defender, was close to connecting to a few balls over the top.  On 37 minutes a searching cross from Damian O’Riordan found Thomas O’Sullivan at the far post but he blasted his effort over the crossbar. Another ball over the top landed at the feet of O’Sullivan who sprinted clear and squared for O’Connell to tap home but he was adjudged to have been offside. We saw out the closing minutes comfortably yet it was still a relief to hear Pat King’s whistle for full time.

A sound defensive display was the cornerstone for this essential victory. Gayer displayed a safe pair of hands throughout particularly on crosses. Billy O’Sullivan was a commanding presence at the centre of defence throughout. Dillon and Hannigan worked tirelessly in the middle third while Ryan and O’Sullivan showed occasional flashes of inspiration in the wide areas. However it was left back O’Riordan who was our top performer on the day. He combined a resolute defensive display with offensive forays whenever the opportunity arose.

The 2016/2017 season proved a difficult season for us after such a promising campaign the previous year. After a particularly disappointing Reidy Cup semi final exit to Creeves Celtic in March, demotion to the third tier of the Desmond League seemed a fait accompli. Our small panel of players therefore deserve a lot of credit for taking 13 points from a possible 18 thereafter which led to this play off tie to secure our Division 1 status for a fourth consecutive season. We also thank PJ Kinsella for his efforts during the season.

Foireann: Dan Gayer, Diarmuid Coleman, Billy O’Sullivan, John Coleman,Damian O’Riordan, Ronan Gilbourne, Luke Ryan, Dáire Hannigan, James Dillon, Thomas O’Sullivan and Donal Madigan. Subs used: John Nix, Ger O’Connell and Timmy Lynch.

Faoi Aois

For the 2017/2018 season, we will be reverting back to Feenagh at underage level as we feel we have adequate numbers to field sides on our own. It is our intention to field sides at under 6, under 8, under 10, under 12 and under 14 levels.

Crannchur Seachtainiúil
The numbers drawn in The Village Inn on Thursday May 18 were: 2,11,20 and 26. The jackpot of €18,000 was not won. Lucky dip winners: €40 to Syd Blenkinsop, Highmount, seller McGuinness’s, €30 to Deirdre Fitzgerald , Monagea, seller Donal Madigan, €20 to Mike Sheehy, Feohanagh, seller Kim Geary, €20 to Des Flanagan, Castlemahon, seller Glen Bar and €20 to Mary White, Tuar na Fola, seller Donal Madigan. The next draw takes place in McGuinness’s on Thursday May 25 for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. Thanks for your continued support.

Kilmeedy Boys School c1930

Geary’s Garage, Kilmeedy

Video by Eamon Doody

Kilmeedy Vintage Road Run Pictures – April 2017

The April 2017 road run was another outstanding success. Thanks to all who took part and to all those who helped out with the other activities on the day.

Kilmeedy Vintage Road Run & Family Fun Day on Sunday 23rd of April 2017

The Kilmeedy Vintage Road Run & Family Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday 23rd of April 2017. Signing in for the run starts at 11.00am and the run will start at 12 noon. Cars, tractors, trucks and motorbikes will be taking part.
Other attractions:
Hip Hop dancing on the platform at the crossroads
Bric-a – Brac
Cake Sale
Live Music on stage
Film for the children at 4.00pm in Aras Ide.

Consultation Evening

Have Your Say! 9pm, Thursday 30 March, Feenagh Community Hall

As part of our joint project with University College Cork to develop a socio-economic plan for the entire Feenagh-Kilmeedy parish, we are holding a community meeting on Thursday 30 March at 9pm.

Please come along – bring friends and family both young and old. This is your chance to contribute to the development of plans for our parish. We would encourage the youth of our parish to come along and have their say on the future of our community.

Many thanks to those of you who have already given your time to attend meetings as part of this process

Kilmeedy Community Development teams up with UCC for socio-economic plan

Kilmeedy Community Development Group Ltd and UCC’s Community Academic Research Links (Carl) have come together to develop a socio-economic plan for Kilmeedy and its hinterland.

UCC’s CARL initiative Is a community linking service through which students undertake work as part of their course in collaboration with community groups and charities in the region.

As part of their final semester research project, two students from the Planning and Sustainable Development Masters course (Sinead Kelly and Sinead Kearney) will undertake the required research to form the basis of a 5 year socio-economic plan. Their research will be concerned with the effects of rural depopulation in the Kilmeedy area and the lack of current services. From their research with residents, the two students will produce a community-based, local socio-economic plan.

With the participation of Kilmeedy residents, this plan will guide the work of Kilmeedy Community Development over the next five years, ensuring the future sustainability of our village.

To develop this plan we need you, the residents, to take part in this process. We will be holding public consultations within the community on issues such as development, community engagement and the possible future of the village.

This is your chance to take part in the future development of Kilmeedy. Have your say.

Consultations will take place at the end of March and the middle of April. Dates will be announced shortly.

Cumann Sacair Fhíonaí : Nuacht

Seachtain na Gaeilge – 1ú – 17ú Márta – Beatha teanga í a labhairt

Lotto Seachtainiúil
The numbers drawn in The Village Inn on Thursday February 23 were: 2,9,24 and 31. The jackpot of €18,000 was not won. €20 each to: Jim Galvin, Abha Shín, seller John Canty, Katie O’Gorman, Fíonach, seller Donal Madigan, Des Flanagan,Caisleán Maí Tamhnach, seller Glen Bar, Mary Herlihy, Cill Míde, seller Kim Geary and Melanie Gilbourne, Cill Míde, seller Ronan Gilbourne. The next draw takes place in McGuinness’s on Thursday the 2nd of March for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. Thanks for your continued support.

Under 12 Division 4: Bluebell United A 4 Shountrade 2.
The 12s concluded their campaign with a home win over a good Shountrade side.
Bobby Donegan opened the scoring for Bluebell with an early penalty awarded for handball. However, Shountrade fought back and deservedly lead 2-1 at the break. Jack had to be sharply off his goal line on a couple of occasions early in the second half to deny onrushing attackers from adding to the scoreline.
Ruairí O’Connor brought us level direct from a free kick and we upped our game after this. Ruairí then put us ahead with a good finish after a solo run. Gary Donegan and Katie Lawlee both impressed when introduced with Gary sealing the with when he raced through on goal before slotting the ball past the keeper with a composed finish. Some good individual performances on the day for us with Thomas Ryan the pick of our performers.

Painéal: Jack Lawlee, Thomas Ryan, Aoife Kelly, Amy Walsh Bobby Donegan, Ruairí O’Connor,Cillian O’Sullivan, Chloe Enright, Noah Davis, Gary Donegan and Katie Lawlee.
Réiteoir: Seán Hartnett

*The Under 12 B team finished their season on a high also with a 3-0 friendly win at Newcastle Rovers. Dara Lynch, Nathan Moloney and Kayleigh Gilbourne the scorers.
** Sympathy to the O’Doherty family, Garbally, on their recent bereavement.

Under 8s

Bluebell Utd Under 8s were (briefly) in action last Saturday morning with their games versus their counterparts from Broadford eventually being rained off.
Coaches for the season are Paul Lynch and Chris and Ann Geary.
Painéal: Conor Lynch, Cathal Geary, Ewan O’Sullivan, Holly Gilbourne, Patrick O’Donnell, Ann O’Connor, Josh Gilbourne, Ryan Lynch, Johnny Power, Maeve Linehan, Darragh O’ Sullivan, Leah Lynch, Gary Murphy, Emily Irwin, Jack Sheehy, Aoife Donnelly, Ryan Scanlon and Aideen Collins.

Curtha Ar Ceal The two junior games scheduled for last Sunday were cancelled due to the weather.


Feenagh AFC News

Weekly lotto The next draw takes place in The Village Inn on Thursday the 23rd of February for a jackpot of €18,000. Tickets on sale in local pubs, shop and promoters. 

Riedy Cup Semi Final  Important game for us next Sunday morning, February 26, in Feenagh as we take on Creeves Celtic in the Riedy Cup Semi Final. Kick off is at 1130, all support welcome.

Under 10s Bluebell United Under 10s took on their counterparts from Askeaton last Saturday morning in Feenagh and had a fine win with some great attacking play and goals scored. Coach: Ronan Gilbourne
Panel: Odhran Kelleher, Ciarán O’Kelly, Theo Clifford, Jack Morrissey, Seán Holmes, Katie Lawlee, Thomas Walsh, Gary Donegan, Jane Donegan, Shane Linehan, Nathan Moloney, Josh Gilbourne and Daniel Feely.

Horticultural Course

Kilmeedy Horticulture offers a 1 year full time course for a FETAC Level 5 Major Award in Horticulture. This programme is of particular interest to the long and short term unemployed, people interested in Horticulture or people looking for a change of career.

Contact 063-87960 or kilmeedyhorticulture@gmail .com for more information.

For more visit: kilmeedyhorticulture.com

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