Ballyhooly Poc Fada on St Stephen’s day

Ballyhooly GAA

The very popular annual Poc Fada for the Connie O’Connell Trophy will take place on St Stephens morning.

The course, as in past years, commences at 10.00am sharp on the Glanworth Rd just above Leacht Cross and finishes in The Community Sportsfield. Teams will be composed of three with prizes for the best juvenile and adult teams.

The entry fee is €20 per team and the proceeds go to Ballyhooly Senior Citizens Party. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Dressing Rooms. Ta fáilte roimh gach éinne.


The numbers drawn at the special Christmas lotto draw in Grindel’s on Monday night were: 15, 17, 39. There was no winner of the €3,400 lotto jackpot. Lucky Dip winners: €20 each; Marion Nolan, Mulhall Family, Rory McGann, Geraldine Burke, CTA The Village. Special prizes €50 each, Julia Kiely, Amelia O’Sullivan, Mary Kiely, Evelyn Roche.


Seamus and Margaret Clifford, Orla McCarthy, Sarah Foley, Liam Sheehan, Lucy Noonan, John Coleman, Orla McCarthy, David Cahill, Seamus Roche, Joanne Roche, Margaret Clifford, Pauline O’Callaghan, Shane Murphy and Ronan Crowley. We would like to thank the spot prize sponsors: Amber Oil, Costcutter Shop, dBarbers, The Roundy House, Adagrafic, Grindel’s, Fermoy Print, Spillane Butchers.

Thanks to both Grindel’s and The Roundy House who kindly host the lotto draw during the year. We always get a great welcome from Liz, Richard and Mary and the refreshments are much appreciated.


Ballycastle players received an award at St Colman’s College, Fermoy awards night, l-r Gearoid Roche, Dr Amdan Yadav (guest of honour), Noah O’Brien and Dan Roche.

Three Ballycastle players – Gearoid Roche, Dan Roche and Noah O’Brien – were presented with Merit Awards by Guest of Honour Dr Aman Yadav Dr at the recent St Colman’s College Awards night in recognition of their achievements with our all-conquering U16 hurlers. Well done lads.


Congratulations to Mike and Helena Leahy who won €150 in this month’s Cork GAA Clubs Draw. Hopefully we have further winners in the months ahead.


Another year has passed and I would like to thank everyone in Ballyhooly who helped me put these notes together all year. I would also like to thank The Avondhu for publishing them and sometimes putting in last minute changes at short notice. They do a great job promoting sport and community affairs in our area.

I wish them and everyone involved in Ballyhooly GAA a very happy Christmas and all the best in 2019. Gach dea-ghuí i gcomhair na Nollag agus na hAthbhliana.

Main club sponsor: The Roundy House, Ballyhooly.