On Sunday, Febuary 1st the girls and boys round of the Carbery five-a-side took place in place in Rosscarbery Hall.
It was a very fun-filled morning and a lot of skills were displayed from all players. Congratatulations to Ballinscarty girls and CrossMahon boys who won the Carbery round and will now go on to the All Ireland Macra five-a-side soccer final.
On January, 30th and Febuary 1st our very own Sarah Hayes did a brilliant performace with the Arkearra Drama group for there production of Love Thy Neighbour. Well done and good luck from all in Kilmeen with the rest of your shows Sarah!
On Febuary 6th Bantry Macra held a dinner dance in the Westlodge Hotel, where a great night was had by everyone.
On Febuary 14th the Carbery round of the Titles Night will be held in Tots Pub, Ballygurteen; it will be a great night where we will decide who will be representing Carbery in the Ms Macra, Ms Blue Jeans, Ms Queen of the Land and Mr Personality round to the net stages.
Good luck to all who will be taking part. For more information check out our Facebook page.
NEW figures from the CSO confirm the number of people in the Cork area signing on has fallen by 4,337 in the past year indicating that the recovery is slowly starting to be felt locally.
The Central Statistics Office figures show that the unemployment rate fell once again in January to 10.5%. This is down almost two thirds since the crisis peak of 15.1% three years ago. There are now 358,672 people on the Live Register nationally. This represents a 10% year-on-year decrease.
A further breakdown of local figures in West Cork reveals that things are moving in the right direction as Bandon recorded an decrease of 191, Kinsale 132, Skibbereen 122 and Clonakilty 110.
Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy said, “It’s encouraging to see that the numbers on the Live Register are down on last years figures and they clearly show the progress we are making in getting people off the Live Register and into work.
“Unemployment does not fall without a concerted effort by government and local organisations. Through programmes such as JobBridge, Tús and Springboard we are ensuring that jobseekers have access to training and work experience, that helps boost their job skills and their chances of gaining employment.
“Supporting the creation of jobs and the building of a sustainable economy has been a key priority for me and this Government since day one,” he said.
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