1 June 2022
By Tom Collins
Gaelscoil County Champions
Gaelscoil Charraig Ui Leighin camogie team had a comprehensive win over Ballinora 3.4 to 2 points in the county final of Sciath na Scol Camogie at Páirc Uí Rinn on Tuesday last May 31st. Last week the Gaelscoil won the county final of the Gael Linn Féile Peile Gaelscoileanna 6th class mixed teams in Cork and go on to compete in the Munster finals of that competition in Rinn, Co Port Láirge this Wednesday and Thursday June 1st and 2nd. Also the Gaelscoil have a tennis team competing in the final of the Munster Tennis Championships in Waterford on Wednesday June 1st.
Twinning Cyber Céilí
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Cork/Rennes Twinning a Cyber Céilí took place on Facebook Live on Monday evening last May 30th where Comhaltas na Dúglaise musicians played live for Cercle Celtique Céilí Dancers in Rennes, Brittany. Douglas ICA Hall was the local venue where a 20 strong Comhaltas céilí band played for the two hour Céilí. The Rennes dancers could see and hear the Douglas céilí band on their big screen and followed the instructions of Fear a ‘Ti Fionán Cogan as he called and danced various sets and céilí dances. 16 members of this Cercle Celtique de Rennes dancers and musicians are coming to Cork for the Twinning from Monday July 11th to Saturday July 16th while Douglas Comhaltas plan a return visit in October.
Cruinniú na nÓg
On the day of free creativity for young people, Cruinniú na nÓg, Comhaltas na Dúglaise young members will play Traditional Irish Music in Douglas Village Community Park from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. All welcome.
Sciath na Scol
Congratulations to Holy Well NS Sciath na Scol boys’ football team who won their Sciath na Scol blitz in Crosshaven last Friday. We’ll done to the boys and their coaches!
Carrigaline Men’s Shed choir will perform in aid of charity at the Bandstand in the Park from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Sunday June 12th. The choir have a varied programme and are putting in extra practice to enhance their performance. All are welcome.
The Carrigaline GAA development subcommittee continue to report progress on their 10 year development plan. The latest addition to the newly resurfaced and lined car park is the fitting of a new lighting system The development of the two new juvenile pitches is due to start within weeks while the annual full maintenance including sanding, verti-draining, fertilizers and herbicides of the three main pitches has been completed at a cost of €7,000 per pitch
Carraig Ag Caint
Members of Carraig Ag Caint group attended the all Irish film “An Cailín Ciúin” at the Gate Cinema last Tuesday night May 24th. The group met beforehand in a local hostelry for a cupla focal and refreshment. Meanwhile the weekly Ciorcal Comhrá continues every Wednesady at 11.00am in the Library and 8.00pm in The Carrigaline Court Hotel. Tá fáilte roimh chách.
On Thursday May 26th ‘Carraig ag Caint’ was represented by Nora Ní Nuanáin at the presentation of grants by Ciste Spreaghta Conradh na Gaeilge . Carraig Ag Caint received a €1,000 grant to help with the costs of the activities promoting Comhrá Gaeilge by families that took place during the months of April and May in Carrigaline. The awards were presented by Minister Jack Chambers at a function to recognise community groups throughout the country. The Minister congratulated all the recipients and their families who continue to promote Gaeilge in the Community. The function took place at Club Conradh na Gaeilge in Dublin City Centre. In her report to Carraig ag Caint Nora said “Táimid chomh bhuíoch do Conradh na Gaeilge as ucht na cabhrach, aitheantas agus maoiniú a thug siad dúinn. Táimid tar éis Carraig Uí Leighin a chur ar léarscáil na gcainteoirí. Bhí sé fíor-dheas bualadh suas le grúpaí eile ó gach taobh den tír atá ag iarraidh an Ghaeilge sa phobal a chur chun cinn freisin. Bhí an t-Aire Stáit Jack Chambers an-tacúil dúinn ag déanamh spreagadh ar an dteanga mar seo. Leanaimis leis an caint ‘is comhrá”
Full of Beans
Paul Mc Carthy of Full of Beans who has a mobile unit in the Park for the past few years has opened the Kiosk on the Main Street for ice cream and coffee opposite the AIB this week. To coincide with the opening he is sponsoring two large planters on the corner beside his Kiosk and has already sponsored the planter across the road by the old pottery site for Tidy Towns. Full of Beans recently opened a unit in the Morrogh Mills in Donnybrook in Douglas.
Beidh Aifreann Gaelach á chéiliuradh an Domhanach seo chughainn 12ú Meitheamh ar a 10.00 a.m. Beidh bileoga Aifrinn ar fáil ag na doirse.
The June Aifreann Gaeilge will be celebrated at 10.00 am on next Sunday morning June 12th in the Church of Our Lady and St John, Carrigaline. Billeoga Aifrinn will be available for collection at the church doors. Beidh fáilte roimh chách.