Clon Ladies in national hockey final

Posted on: 5th March, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

March kicked off with an exciting start for Clonakilty Hockey Club who tackled a tough Wexford side in the Semi-Final of the Irish Challenge cup this past Saturday. With both Divisions 3 and 4 leagues and the possibility of a Division 3 cup also on the cards by this seasons close, the ladies are attempting to add to their winning repertoire by going after a national cup also.

The ladies came away with a 6-0 victory and now find themselves in a national final for the first time in the clubs history. With some outstanding goals from Freda Buttimer, Susie Forristall, two for Patricia Moloney and a super goal and penalty flick for Vice-captain Hilary Chapple, the wealth of support that attended the game saw a fantastic display of hockey for a Saturday afternoon.

This national competition sees a series of talented squads battle it out for a place in the final, which will take place over two days on April 12 and 13 in UCD’s Belfield pitch. Under guidance from coach Melvin Beamish and assisted by his two brothers Darren and Gavin Beamish, the girls are very fortunate to have ample coaching expertise at their disposal. Captain Nicola O’Donovan says that this is an exciting time for the team, “We are delighted to be part of a national completion and even more delighted to be doing so well. It’s a great achievement for the team and we’re really excited to be playing up in Bellfield in April.” The girls have yet to find out who they are playing with the other semi-final in the coming weeks between Botanics of Dublin and Raphoe of Donegal.

Dubbed by their sponsors as the ‘De Barras Hocekttes’ the girls are grateful to have the support of the local folk club again this year. Keep an eye out for regular fundraising events that take place there where you can help support the team in the coming months.

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13th April, 2018  ·  

An evening on the 'Balance of Feeling Good' by Clonakilty Gaa Club Health and Wellbeing Committee followed by Guest Speaker, Cork GAA Chairperson, Tracey Kennedy.

Paddy Duggan, former Principal of Clonakilty Community College, will be MC on the night, facilitating a discussion on getting the balance of feeling good.
Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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12th April, 2018  ·  

The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by emailing schulldramagroup@gmail.com

For more information please contact hilary.mccarthy6@gmail.com
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