1992 St Patrick’s Day parade joy for J Dunlea Waste Disposal and Castlelyons Co-Op Shop
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Residents in Rathcormac were praised by Gardai for their prompt action, which led to the arrest of three male individuals following suspicious activity. It followed a recent spate of robberies in the area and when gardai arrived in the village following a tip-off from members of the public, they apprehended two men and a juvenile in a field near the Terramount estate. All three arrested faced court hearings in both Fermoy and Mitchelstown – Sgt Mick Cloney termed it “Community Alert at its best”.
A combination of racquetball and handball success had led to a £4,000 development in Ballyporeen – with the village’s handball facility now also catering for the racquet sport. With this in mind, development of extra dressing rooms, showers, toilets and gallery section were planned for phase one, with Mitchelstown Credit Union facilitating the £4,000 loan. On completion of these works, Sean Tobin, chairman of the handball club, said phase two would see the ceiling of one of the courts stripped as well as other structural renovations taking place, subject to loan approval.
‘Miracle student’ Emer Conran, hailing from Castlelyons, was greeted at the local national school by her friends and classmates having recovered from serious illness, due to a congenital cardiovascular disease, which had seen her miss large periods of schooling. Daughter of John and Elizabeth Conran, Emer had to fight illness for a six year period and following several surgeries, her last being in November 1991, she was able to resume schooling much to the delight of her family and friends.
The winners in the three categories of the Fermoy Traders/Chamber of Commerce Area Awards for 1992 were announced – Fermoy Soccer team, under Liam McMahon’s management; Mr John Hennessy, principal of Coláiste an Chraoibhín and Mr Tom Cavanagh. The winners were to be honoured at a gala dress dance in The Grand Hotel, with music being provided by the multi-talented ‘Dukes’.
Following substantial updating of a sizeable stretch (112,000sq mtrs) of the main Cork/Dublin road (N8), between Watergrasshill and Rathcormac, phase two of the project was ready to roll. Preliminary works were underway between Mondaniel, Rathcormac and an area north of Corrin, with the new project estimated at £3million, consisting of 90,000sq mtrs.
The Thomas Kent Pipe Band led the Fermoy St Patrick’s Day parade in 1992. With a total of 24 floats participating. Grand marshal was Sr Martin of Loreto Convent and the parade passed from MacCurtain St to Pearse Square, down Patrick Street, then Kent Street, along O’Neill Crowley Quay by the Blackwater and over Fermoy bridge. Overall winners: Tie for 1st between J Dunlea Waste Disposal and Castlelyons Co-op Shop; Best club association, 105th Glanworth Scouts and Cubs Cbs1; Best commercial, Bride View Homes; Best turnout, Presentation convent, Fermoy; Best window display – 1st Elegance Boutique; 2nd Joe Murphy; 3rd Brian Toomey; 4th Leanaí.
Kildorrery junior A footballers got the better of Awbeg Rangers, Buttevant away from home, on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-6. A tonic of a start for the men from the Hill, when Dave Walsh had the ball in the Awbeg net within the first minute. Leading 1-3 to 0-5 at half-time, Kildorrery continued strongly in the second period with a Maurice Hickey goal effectively sealing the contest. Kildorrery scorers: D Walsh 1-2, M Hickey 1-1; G O’Sullivan, J Hennessy, J Monaghan and J Piggott (free) 0-1 each. Team: B Hannon, G Walsh, D Fitzgerald, J Finn, K Nagle, J Fouhy, K O’Farrell, J Piggott, M Monaghan, G O’Sullivan, J Monaghan, J Hennessy, M McCarthy, D Walsh, M Hickey. Subs: A Monaghan for J Hennessy, JP Fenton for J Finn, D Nolan for M Hickey.
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