Monthly Archives: August 2017

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the week: Monday 9.30am. No Masses for the remainder of the week.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00pm.

Last Week’s Collection: Door €341.39.Thank you.

Clonmult Church: Cleaners for September, Michael Hegarty, Margaret Sheehan, Tim Murphy and John Kenneally.

Dungourney Church: Collectors for September, David Hennessy and Liam Rohan.

The Faithful Departed: Deaths, Michael Byrne, Youghal. Anniversaries, Peggy Cahill. May they rest in peace.

Social Dancing: Clonmult Old School, this Sunday, 27th August 8 to 10pm. Music: Martin Kearney & Art Supple.

Congratulations to Susan Rohan and Shane O’Regan who were married in St. Lawrence’s Church Clonmult on Saturday.

GAA Lotto 21. 8. 2017.

No’s Drawn, 12, 14, 18.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Teresa Hynes.

€25 John O’Brien.

€15 Sharon Browne.

Next week’s Jackpot €750.

 JBHC: Dungourney v St. Catherine’s.

Copper Alley, Youghal, this evening at 6.00pm.


Kildare Observer. 24. 08. 1889.

  Mr. Edmund Fitzgerald, the popular master of the Clonmult Foxhounds, met with a terrible accident on Saturday evening while riding to a funeral. Passing Mr. Naston’s place, Ballynoe, his horse which was walking at the time suddenly shied at seeing colts playing in a field by the roadside. Mr. Fitzgerald was jerked off the saddle, falling sideways, one foot catching in the stirrup. The horse then dashing hind-wards unfortunately kicked him on the head, fracturing his lower jaw and causing other serious cerebal injuries. He was removed subsequently to Mr. Naston’s residence, where he now lies in a most critical condition under the care of Doctors Lawton, Midleton, and Blaquiere, Ballynoe. Widespread sympathy is expressed at the sad occurrence.

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the week: No mass Monday/Tuesday. Mass Wednesday at 10.00am. Mass Thursday/Friday 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00pm.

Last Week’s Collection: Sunday €244.66. Holy Day €153.49. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed. Anniversaries, Robert Condon and Dan Kenneally. May they rest in peace.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 3, 19, 22.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Anita Walsh.

€25 Ann Leahy.

€15 William Cullinane.

Next week’s Jackpot. €600.

Minor b1 hurling Championship Kiltha Og 2-13 Aghada 0-15.

Irish Examiner 15. 08. 1911.


    Our Midleton correspondent writes:- A remarkably sad and most regrettable drowning fatally occurred about 8 o’clock this morning off Loughcarrig, in the Ballinacurra estuary of Cork Harbour, at a spot distant about two miles from Midleton. The victim being Mr. Maurice O’Shea, aged about thirty years, who for many years past had been a prominent and expert of the famous Dungourney champion hurling team, and had also been a most successful jockey, who had placed many a winning mount to his credit at races in different parts of Ireland.

    General regret is felt and expressed by the people of the district at the untimely end that befell such a truehearted and genuine Gael, and a gallant and spirited horseman.

   It appears that poor O’Shea, who was in the employment of Mr. Jerry Rohan, the well-known horse breeder of Loughcarrig, Ballinacurra, as his general manager, trainer, jockey, went with his employer, Mr. Rohan for a swim in the tidal estuary near Loughcarrig House. They entered the water, and Mr. Rohan being a good swimmer, went pout a fair distance, but O’Shea, being only a poor swimmer stayed close to the shore. However it appears he ventured beyond his depth to about a distance of ten yards where he could get ground, and then getting into difficulties he called for help. At this time Mr. Rohan was a considerable distance away, but on hearing the cry for aid, he swam as quickly as possible to the rescue of O’Shea, who was floundering helplessly in the water. On reaching the drowning man Mr. Rohan, to his great credit let it be said, made heroic and superhuman efforts to save his employee from a watery grave, but alas, all his brave and sustained efforts were in vain, and Mr. Rohan becoming rapidly exhausted, had to make for a rock not far off to save his own life, and O’Shea, poor fellow, sank to rise no more. There is no doubt Mr. Rohan, who certainly risked his life to save his companion, deserves great credit for his gallant attempt at rescue, for when he reached the drowning man O’Shea took hold of his legs, and Mr. Rohan was rendered powerless to get O’Shea into shallow water. Whilst on the rock to which he had scrambled, Mr. Rohan succeeded in gaining the attention of some fishermen from Rathcoursey at the other side of the water from Loughcarrig, and quickly put off in their boats to his help and rescue.

    Soon afterwards Mr. Rohan, who was thoroughly exhausted, lapsed into semi-unconsciousness, and was conveyed to his residence in a more or less collapsed state where he now lies at present suffering from shock and exhaustion. A search for the body of poor O’Shea was made by the fishermen, and the remains not far from the shore were soon recovered, and were subsequently taken to Loughcarrig House. As soon as possible the matter was reported to the police at Midleton, and Head Constable Doran, with Constable Patterson, repaired to Loughcarrig to make the usual enquires. The Coroner, Mr. Richard Rice, solr, Fermoy, has been communicated with on the subject.

    It might be here mentioned that this young Gael and spirited Irish horseman was the good and dutiful widow O’Shea, of Ballygibbon, Dungourney, who is now left to mourn his loss, and to whom the deepest and most heartfelt sympathy will go out to in her terrible affliction from all classes and creeds in Midleton and throughout East Cork. Not alone was the late Mr. O’Shea one of the leading members of famous Dungourney hurling team, but he was also a well-known figure at Irish race meetings, and at many an Irish Agricultural Show. He played with his team in excellent form last Sunday week, 6th inst. At Queenstown against the Barrs, when Dungourney won the Bishop of Cloyne’s presentation cup in the great hurling contest in aid of the fund for the completion of the new parish church at Mogeely. The Dungourney team have, no doubt, every reason to bewail the loss of such a worthy member of their club, and indeed all Ireland for that matter have occasion to grieve at the passing away under such circumstances of a gallant Gael, who had so often and creditably distinguished himself by his prowess and great dexterity at matches played in different parts of Ireland within the last dozen years. For a considerable time past the deceased had been in the employment of Mr. Jerry Rohan as trainer in charge of his stables, and as a leading jockey for his employer.

    To numerate all of his success at Irish race meetings would be no easy task, but it is worthy to note that he rode for Mr. T. McCarthy for Queenstown, at last May Races in Cork Park, and successfully steered his mount to victory in one of the events. He also won a race at Ballynoe Races this year on Spotted Lady, and was likewise a winner at Watergrasshill. Some two years ago he rode Long Span for Mr. D. Leahy at Bartlemy, and won in fine style there, and at Lisgoold fixture last April twelve months he was securely riding Brown King, owned by Mr. P. Cullinane, of Dungourney, to victory in the Farmers Race, when the bridle unfortunately broke, and checked the progress of the runner that barely escaped from being first past the post. As a sportsman, and an all-round one at that, the late Maurice O’Shea, of Dungourney, had indeed held a high and proud record, a fact that was acknowledged everywhere in this extensive division of County Cork. Perhaps by none will his demise so keenly felt and regretted as by his kind and generous master and employer. Mr. Jerry Rohan, who’s right hand man he had been all along in his training establishment at Loughcarrig. He was truly a worthy and excellent employee of a good and considerate employer, and certainly between both much warm hearted affection and high regard existed. As regards the feats of horsemanship performed by the deceased at Irish agricultural shows, it might likewise be mentioned that mounted on one of Mr. Rohan’s spirited hunters, the late Maurice O’Shea won first place in the jumping contest at the last Midleton Show, and he had placed similar success to his credit at Lismore and Clonmel Shows.

    At A meeting of the Directors of the Cork Athletic Grounds held on Monday night Mr. W. Wren, chairman, presiding, touching reference was made to the sad death of Mr. Maurice O’Shea member of the Dungourney Hurling Club and an all-round sportsman. A vote of condolence was passed to the deceased’s, relatives and the secretary, Mr. J.J. Buckley, was directed to forward a copy of it to them and also to the members of the Dungourney Hurling Club.       

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses during the Week: Monday 8.00pm. Tuesday is the Feast of the Assumption, a Holy Day of obligation, Mass at 11.00am. Wednesday to Friday 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00pm.

Last Week’s Collection: Door €248.89. Diocesan €166.25. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Paddy Sheehan. May he rest in peace.

The “Months Mind” for Margaret Hegarty (RIP) will be celebrated at the 8.00pm Mass next Saturday, 19th August in Dungourney.

The Sacristans Collection will be taken up at the 8.00pm Mass next Saturday 19th August.

St. Lawrence’s Holy Well: Thank you to all who attended the Feast day Mass for St. Lawrence at the Holy Well on Thursday evening, St. Lawrence is the Patron Saint of the Parish of Imogeela.

GAA Lotto: No’s Drawn, 6, 21, 23.

No Winner. Lucky Dip.

€35 Mike Rohan.

€25 Teresa Hynes.

€15 Pat Keating.

JHL DIV3. Dungourney 5-19 Lisgoold 2-6.

Congratulations to Joe Stack Kiltha Og who played on the Cork team who won the inaugural All-Ireland U/17 Hurling Championship at Croke Park last Sunday. This competition replaces the present Minor Competition.   


Irish Examiner 11. 08. 1936.

Famous Cork Hurler.

The Late Mr. James Ronayne, Dungourney.

      The death of Mr. James Ronayne, Donickmore, Dungourney, has caused widespread and genuine regret throughout East Cork, where he was known not only as the vice-captain of the famous Dungourney hurling team, but also as a very extensive farmer, coming from a family closely associated with Irish history, for more than a thousand years. A glance at an Irish map, prior to the Anglo-Norman invasion, will show that Chief O’Ronayne held sway over a wide extent of South-East Cork, and it is remarkable to note during the centuries of turmoil in Irish history a descendant of the great O’Ronaynes could be fearless, by tenacity, by unshakable fidelity to faith and fatherland triumph over all opposition.

     Nowhere were the qualities of the O’Ronaynes better displayed than by James Ronayne on the hurling field. Fearless, tactful, indomitable, tireless in attack, master in defence, practical in outlook, an all-round sportsman in the best sense of the word, he is regarded as one of the greatest hurlers Ireland has produced. All this is summed up in five words uttered by his captain on Saturday, at the graveside:-“He was a wonderful man”. The funeral was of impressive dimensions.

     James Ronayne played with the Dungourney team in its many victories and few defeats. He played when the team won the All-Ireland Final in of 1902, beating the London-Irish, an immense throng gathered in Cork City to witness the final. He played in the final of 1907, when Kilkenny won by one point. He was one of those to demonstrate at Fontenoy what skill Irishmen could show in the National game. The Dungourney men worked six days, amused themselves on one. They often walked long distances to the railway station on the morning of an important match, and paid their own expenses. Sixteen of the famous team turned up at Dungourney Church to shoulder their vice-captain to the grave. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Ronayne, to Sister Patrick, daughter, Ursuline Convent, Waterford, and to the other members of the family of the deceased.

     Rev. Father Mortell, Dungourney, officiated at the grave side. The chief mourners were: Mrs Ronayne, (widow); Miss P. Ronayne, (daughter); John and James Ronayne, (sons); Mrs. Byrne, (sister); Roy and Frank Byrne, (nephews); Gorge and Edward Buckley, (brothers in-law); Ml. and William Fitzgerald, (first cousins); Miss Nora Terry, Edmond Terry, Declan Fitzgerald, Edmond Byrne, Mrs. G. Buckley, Mrs. W. Fitzgerald (relatives).

    The members of the old Dungourney team present at the graveside were; Jas. Kelleher, Capt.; will Hennessy, Patrick Leahy, Thomas Garde, Jerry Desmond, Ml. Collins, Jack Kelleher, Tom Mahony, John Daly, Wil Daly, Will Aherne, George Buckley, Ned Buckley, Jack Dooly, Patk. Fleming, Tom Fleming, Richard Daly M.C.C. and Eamonn Ahern, M.C.C.

Drogheda Conservative 1864-1906. 6. 8. 1864.

A Centenarian. –  There was in charge of some of the dogs at the hound show on Wednesday a man called “Dan” who has reached the particular age of 102 years. He is in possession of all his faculties, and is said to be particularly smart on horseback. He took to the chase when but 12 years old, and has continued it since – a period of 90 years. He lived for many years at Clonmult. –Cork Constitution.  

Clonmult/Dungourney Newsletter.

Masses During the Week: No mass Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday 9.30am. Thursday 7.30pm at St. Laurence’s Holy Well. Friday 9.30am.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Dungourney Church on Thursday at 8.00pm.

Last Week’s Collection: Door €301.92. Thank you.

The Faithful Departed: Anniversaries, Michael Hynes and Tom Lane. May they rest in peace.

Feast of St. Laurence: Next Thursday, 10th August is the Feast Day of St. Laurence. Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Well in Clonmult on Thursday at 7.30pm. (If its wet Mass will be held in Clonmult Church).

Irish Blood Transfusion Services will hold a blood donor clinic in Garryvoe Hotel on Sunday, 13th August from 12.00 to 3.30pm. All are welcome.

GAA Lotto. No’s Drawn, 4, 12, 16.

Two winners, Teresa Hynes and Kevin Hegarty.

Next Week’s Jackpot €300.00.

IHC. Dungourney 2-9 Douglas 1-24.

JHL Div.3 Dungourney 1-12 Fr. O’Neill’s 3-18.  

Good Luck to Joe Stack Kiltha Og who plays at no.14 on the Cork U/17 team v Dublin in the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park today.

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