Gardai were appealing for witnesses following a double robbery in Castlelyons and Bartlemy, where a “very professional attitude” was displayed by the culprits involved, described as “itinerant type”. An elderly couple in Kent Terrace Castlelyons were victims, when two women called to their house, identifying themselves as welfare workers from Fermoy. Another accomplice meanwhile gained access to an upstairs bedroom, where a large quantity of cash was stolen. The same gang were believed to be responsible for another robbery in Ballinure, Bartlemy the same day with an undisclosed amount of cash being stolen, following the ransacking of a house.
Safety was of concern for staff and parents of children at Kilmagner National School, with a deputation due to make representations to Cork County Council, at a Northern Roads Division meeting. They were calling for development of parking facilities adjacent to the school or for the creation of a pull-in bay, as the school’s location on the Tallow-Fermoy Road was in a vulnerable location, with passing traffic passing at speed.
Mitchelstown Dramatic Society were anxiously awaiting results from two festivals, where they participated with their production of ‘Upstarts’. Adjudicator Con O’Sullivan was complimentary of their performance in Kildare, while their showing in Castleisland had a mixed review from adjudicator Biddy White Lennon, who felt there was more to be got from the play. The cast included Mick Dunne, Siobhan Donegan, Margaret Walsh, Michael Bermingham, Fiona Walsh, PJ Henebery, Barry Skinner – production was by Niall O’Donoghue.
It was confirmed by Gardai that searches were ongoing for three Fermoy individuals, reported missing for some time. The quays in Cork city and Cobh were being searched by sub aqua units. William Fennessy, Glenabo had been missing for 2 years; husband and wife Conor and Sheila Dwyer, from Chapel Hill had been missing since May 1991.
The area was set to show its prowess in sporting circles, with Glenroe’s Mary Margaret Meade getting set to win her first cap for Ireland. An athlete with Grange Fermoy AC, Mary secured her position on the Irish team, following an impressive win in the All-Ireland inter-varsities cross country championships in Belfield, Dublin. The downside? She would have to pay her own way to France to be part of the Universities team.
Meanwhile, St Colman’s College, Fermoy were ready to face St Flannan’s, Ennis in the final of the Harty Cup in Kilmallock. Captained by Galbally’s Kieran Begley and with a backroom team of Fr Denis Kelleher, Denis Ring and Dermot Coakley, the Fermoy side last claimed the title in 1977 and received best wishes from the town through a four page feature in The Avondhu. The enormity of the challenge could be gauged by the fact that St Flannan’s were going for four-in-a-row. The St Colman’s panel were: Barry O’Grady (Midleton), Brian McCarthy (Fermoy), John O”Brien (vice capt, Buttevant), Pat Sheehan (St Catherines), John Sheehan (St Catherines), Fergal McCormack (Mallow), Ian Lynch (Killeagh), Pat O’Connor (Fermoy), Sean Cotter (Castlelyons), Kieran Begley (capt, Galbally), Trevor Slattery (Fermoy), Aidan O’Brien (Cloyne), Aidan Kenny (Kilworth), Kieran Morrisson (St Catherines), Willie Hegarty (Kilworth). Subs: John O’Connell (Riverstown), Willie Corcoran (Fermoy), James McCarthy (Kilworth), Barry Murphy (Mallow), Davis Troy (Ballygunner), Maurice O’Shaughnessy (Castletownroche), Terry Broderick (Bride Rovers), Barry Fitzgerald (Castlelyons), Kevin McCarthy (Ballyhooly), Brendan Noonan (St Catherines), Joe Foley (Aghabullogue).