Bantry Blues

Founded 1887

Co. Cork

News Item Bantry Blues News (Issue 2 /23) - Read about Bantry Blues happenings - Fixtures/ Lotto/ Rebels Bounty / Ball4All / Bantry Lights Up / Membership #BluesAbú

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Notes : Thurs 8th March

REBELS BOUNTY CLUBS DRAW – with only a couple of weeks left to enter the REBELS BOUNTY Clubs Draw,we are seeing some great interest in getting behind the club to support the “Light up Wolfe Tone Park” . THis is one of the Clubs major fundraisers for facilities development ,with the plan this year to erect Floodlights. Anyone who wishes to support the club can do so by purchasing a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online ( << CLICK ) or via the Club website or by making contact with any Club official.


CLUB LOTTO : The LOTTO Draw takes place on Sat next 11th with a Jackpot of €7700. Get you tickets in local shops or pubs or online via club website or facebook. or CLICK HERE TO ENTER

BAntry Blues Ladies started their 2023 competitive season in an enthralling fixture in Wolfe Tone Park on Sat morning last with a very close competitive game in the Cork LGFA U21 C County Championship where they hosted Midleton. The game was neck and neck for the first 60 minutes with Midleton leading by a point at half time and the full time score in normal time level

Bantry 3-05 Midleton 1-11. As the competition is straight knockout , and there must be a winner on the day, the game moved to extra time. Bantry really benefited from a strong panel of 20 players which allowed for rolling subs where the true impact was really seen in extra time when the girls pulled away to ensure victory on a score of Bantry 5-10 Midleton 3-11.

Scorers : Aoife Kingston 3-5,Ali O’Sullivan 0-1, Megan McSweeney 0-2, Caitlin O Mahony 0-2, Meadhbh Sammon 1-0, Lainey Barry 1-0

THe girls next play in the quarter final where they will play either Rockban or Inchrovers in the coming weeks

This weeks Fixtures :

Thursday 9th (8pm) U18 footballers travel to Ovens to play Eire Óg in the Premier 2 Football League, 

Sat 11th (4:15) Junior B Footballers play Ilen Rovers in Church Cross

while Sunday (11am) our U14s travel to Rosscarbery in the Division 2 Rebel óg West Football League.

Also on Sunday 12th  (11:30)our  Senior footballer travel to Inchigeela to take on Uibh Laoire. Also on Sunday 12th (11:30)our Senior footballer travel to Inchigeela to take on Uibh Laoire.


Bantry Lights Up weekly walk concluded this week following our weekly community walks, where we had walkers of all ages bringing Club & Community together. This initiative by our Healthy Club brought people in our community togetherwhere they could walk in a group environment and mix & chat with different people each week. Following the last walk of the series, the walkers had some tea and chat in the Clubhouse. Thaks to our Healthy Club Committee, especially Caroline Hodnett and Christine ODonovan who ensured that these walks took place weekly.

Community Café- On Friday evening last, Mark ODonovan, Chair of Healthy Club committee , presented a cheque to Brendan McCarthy , Chair of Cork Mental Health Foundation & Housing Association with a donation towards the newly opened”CommunityCafe” which was raised at the Clubs annual Christmas 7s Football tournament. The Community Cafe run by Nuala Kenny which has just opened on Bridge St which aims to provide a safe space for people dealing with anxiety, depression &/or mental health issues.

Presentation  by Mark ODonovan, Bantry Healthy Club Committe to Brendan Murphy , CEO  Cork Mental Health towards the Bantry Community Cafe initiative Presentation by Mark ODonovan, Bantry Healthy Club Committe to Brendan Murphy , CEO Cork Mental Health towards the Bantry Community Cafe initiative

In order to breakdown the stigma attached to mental health, the café is open to all & everyone. The services that they provide is for persons of 18 years+, so if you, or anyone that you know, is in need of assistance, the Bantry Community Café is there to help. Laura OSullivan attended on behalf of the CHristmas Club 7s committee & Caroline Hodnettet attended as a representative of the Healthy Clubs Committee

  • BALL4ALL sessions are restartingshortly. This excellent initiative by our Healthy Club Committee offers a great opportunity for this with additional needs to take part in a club programme and have some exercise and fitness.Participants from 2022 are invited back and new members are welcome. Also volunteers who would like to get involved and help out are welcome. 1 hour a week to assist at “BALL4ALL”. Great Fun guaranteed 


Or CHRISTINE @ 0860705595

MEDAL PRESENTATION ;2022 Carbery Beara Senior Football Div 4 League Champions Medal presentation Friday night last Graham Canty was our special guest for our Medal Presentation in the QUAYS Bar for our Bantry Credit union sponsored 2022 Carbery Beara League Div 4 Winners. Graham spoke of his days beginning to play adult football and how good it was as a young player to be able to look up to the older club players for help and inspiration. He was delighted to see the great mix of ages in this squad from guys in their late teens to more seasoned players , who by chance had been players Graham looked up to when he also started in adult football. He complimented the players on their achievement in 2022 and encouraged them to build on that success in 2023 CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE PRESENTATIONS

Quiz Winner Well done to James Crowley on winning the Kahoot! Junior B Quik Quiz at the recent Medals presentation. James was presented by Mark ODonovan with his prize of 2 Premium Tickets for the Double header in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday . The prize was generously sponsored by PLAYUSGAA . Second place went to Liam Coakley who was presented with his prize by Jun B Manager Eamon McCarthy .

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