Baile Nóra (Town of the gold)
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Ballinora (Irish: Baile Nóra) is a small parish near Cork city and Ballincollig in County Cork, Ireland. The area is notable for its education facilities, and its sporting clubs. It essentially is a parish near Bishopstown, Ballincollig and Ballinhassig. Part of the Muskerry division. The Club participates in the Junior A Hurling Championship and Premier Intermediate Football Championship. The club colours are green and red.
The club was founded in 1924. Ballinora GAA currently has two sports grounds; Ballinora GAA Pitch (adjacent to the school), and Ballymaw (a rented farmers field) Ballinora's main sport is gaelic football but other sports including hurling and Camogie is also played. Ballymah is under development as of present.
Founded in 1980, Richmond FC is the local soccer club. With membership of over 200, the club caters for both boys and girls from 7 years to adult.
Now progressing as a truly exceptional club with great footballers both strong physically and in the mind. A great club progressing majorly with strong players. Former republic of ireland soccer international, Alan Bennett began his football career with the club.
The club owns two pitches, Ballyhank Pitch in Waterfall and Garranedarra/Eagle Valley Pitch in Bishopstown.
Ballinora's Parish church is St. James' Church (The patron saint of Ballinora). The Parish Priest is Canon Dónal Lenihan. In 2009, the church underwent a major renovation. It is now fully renovated and it is a beautiful church with gorgeous interior.
Ballinora is the birthplace of Bishop Lucey.
- Ballinora National School
- Ballinora GAA sports grounds
- Ballymaw GAA Sports grounds
- Sports and Community Hall
- St. James' Church
- Scout Den
- O'Shea's Pub
- Garden Centre
- Richmond Soccer Pitch, Ballyhank
- Curraheen Grotto
Notable players: Conor Brosnan (Cork minor hurling and football. U21 football with Cork and played senior football league games for cork). Also played Junior football with Cork. Michael Murphy (Cork minor football and played Junior football with Cork) Denis O'Hare (Cork minor football) Brendan O'Shea (Cork minor football) Jeremy Lynch (Cork minor hurling) Cathal Sheehan (Cork minor football) J. O'Connor (Cork minor hurling) J. Sisk (Cork minor hurling) M. O'Callaghan (Cork minor hurling) Dan Callinan (Cork minor hurling) Eddie carey (Cork junior football) Cathal O'Connor (Cork minor football)