September 8th – 14th, 1916

At Kilfinane Petty Sessions, a respectably dressed man named Patrick Malone was charged that on the 9th August at Ballyferode, he did maliciously and wilfully set fire to five winds of hay, the property of Maurice Drake, Ballinacourty. Mr McEntee, D.I., prosecuted and Mr J.S. Skinner, Solr., Mitchelstown, defended. McEntee said he had to apply for an adjournment as two principal witnesses on whom he relied were keeping out of the way and he was unable to make them amenable. Skinner said this was most unfair. McEntee said that up until the last moment he thought the witnesses would be present. An information by Sergeant Curtis, Ballylanders was read to the effect that from enquiries, he believed that the accused had set fire to the hay. Skinner argued that a terrible thunderstorm on the day could have caused the hay to be burned by lightning. He also questioned the reliability of a statement given by an eleven year old servant who had been resident in Ballyferode but was there no longer. In the end the case was adjourned.

Favoured by delightful weather, Ballindangan Sports were held and proved a great success. The attendance was large, the competition keen to a degree and the prizes were both artistic and useful. Many of the events on the day were confined to those from the parish of Ballindangan. Winners included: P. Roche (Boys’ Race, 220 yards), R. O’Halloran (100 Yards Flat) and E. Rice (One Mile Bicycle Race). Winners from outside the parish included J. Sullivan, Glanworth (880 Yards) and Arthur Coughlan, Mitchelstown (One Mile Flat).

J. Kiely, Glanworth, Hampshire Regiment and W. Bourke, Knocklong, Connaught Rangers were listed amongst the latest to die in WW1. S. Leigh, Fermoy, Royal Irish Regiment was listed amongst those wounded or missing.

At Castletownroche Sessions, Constable Crowley summoned Michael Connors, Castletownroche for permitting a donkey, his property, to be caused unnecessary suffering. The animal suffered from a sore back and defendant turned it out and took no means to treat the sore. Connors was fined 2s 6d and costs.

In the Cork county senior football championship semi-final played at the Cork Athletic Grounds, Fermoy defeated Macroom on a scoreline of 1 goal, 5 points to 4 points. Fermoy was always able to send out a team of footballers who could give a good account of themselves but that usually sanguine body, the followers, were by no means confident, so the surprise was all the greater. By their win, Fermoy qualified to meet the winners of the match between Youghal and Collegians in the final. Arthur Hallinan was the Fermoy captain and the referee was Mr M. Mehigan.

The Most Rev. Dr Cohalan, received numerous messages of congratulations on his elevation to the position of Diocesan Bishop of Cork. Locally, messages were sent from Fr Bernard, Glenville; Fr Barrett, Ballynoe and Archdeacon Power, Galbally.