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Féile na Laoch 2018 i gCúil Aodha ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

August Art Exhibition at Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Tues to Sat, 11a.m. to 4p.m.
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run Fri 10th Aug from GAA Grounds, Annalala at 7.30 pm.
Family Fun Day in Clondrohid G.A.A. grounds Sun. Aug. 12, 1 to 5 pm.
Knock Pilgirmage from Ballyvourney and Clondrohid Aug. 15.
FAI Festival of Football---Cork 2018 at Macroom FC (Murrayfield) on Thurs Aug 16th at 9.40 am.
Kilmurry museum: August 18th Spike island trip sold out.
Ballinagree Vintage family fun day Sun. Aug 19 from 1p.m.
Lissarda Ambush Commemoration Sun. Aug. 19th at 7:30pm.
Back to School Bingo Wed 22nd Aug in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm.
Ealú Lua Adventure Race Sat 15th Sept
Terence MacSwiney weekend at Kilmurry Museum 19th - 21st Oct.
Kilmurry Parish Schools exhibition from Sat. 3rd Nov at Kilmurry Museum
Independence Museum Kilmurry opening hours Fri, Sat and Sun 2pm to 5pm for 2018.
Senior Citizens August Fundraising in Fr. Ryan Hall
Afternoon Tea Dance Wed 8th Aug at 3.00pm.
Bring and Buy and Raffle – Fri 17th Aug at 7.30pm.
Concert Wed Aug 22nd at 8.00pm .
Celebrating 50 years – Wed Aug 29th at 8.00pm.
Macroom Library
Purlies Knitting Group Aug. 16 at 11.30am.
Macroom Bypass Road Excavation Findings Aug 24th at 2pm
Closing on Tuesdays during summer at 5.30p.m.
Crookstown Vintage August 11 - 12
Sat. 11. 4p.m. High Nelly Run
8p.m. Brendan Grace in Crookstown Hall SOLD OUT
Sun. 12 1.30p.m. Opening by Brendan Grace
Best Dressed, Sports, Dog Show, Vintage Display etc.
Inchigeela Festival August 16 – 19
Thurs. 16. 8p.m. Neven Maguire Cookery Demo
Fri. 17 7.30p.m. 5km Fun Run
10p.m. Mossie’s Country Roadshow and Michael English
Sat. 18. 2p.m. – 7p.m. Sports Day and Tug o’ War
10p.m. Martin Guilfoyle and Mark McCabe in the Marquee
Sun. 19 6p.m. Children’s Fancy Dress. Vintage Run. Outdoor Music.
9p.m. Hell for Leather and Bog the Donkey in the Marquee.
Heritage Week Events
Inchigeela Store of Memories 18 August, 7:30pm - 9:30am.
Powdermill Walk 18 August, 2pm near Ballincollig G.A.A.
Lovely Carrig long ago. Carrigadrohid 20 August, 6:30pm - 9pm.
Tour of Inniscarra Landmarks. 22 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. Griffin’s.
'Sharing Stories'. 23 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. Coachford GAA Community Centre
Macroom Bypass Road Excavation Findings Aug 24th Baile Bhúirne Library 11a.m. Macroom Library at 2pm
Blarney House and Gardens. 26 August, 10am - 2pm.
Ceol Cois Laoi 26 August, 3pm - 5pm. Picnic Area, Regional Park, Ballincollig.
LVEB Shows at Riverside Park Hotel
Donal Ring Céilí Band & Guests on Fri Sept 7th at 8.00pm.
"Walking back to Happiness", Fri Sept 14 at 8.00pm.

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Macroom Updates

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The official opening of the August exhibition by local artists at Macroom Town Hall Gallery. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Local Art in Town Hall

Local artists, students of Ann Mechelinck- O’Sullivan, are exhibiting their work for a second successive year. The 2018 exhibition runs in the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom during the month of August, Tuesday to Saturday, 11a.m. to 4p.m.
The recreational art group has produced works that are unique and original. They reflect hours of hard work and craic, fun and enjoyment, shared during the weekly art sessions September to June. With its variety of styles, subject matter and materials, this exhibition is testimony to the fact that art brings people together in an unique way and had a rightful place at the heart of society, building community spirit and enriching lives far beyond the canvas and paintbrush.

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MacEgan Rangers Macroom in the Netherlands attending Roverway in Europe ©

 Guides go International

Since 1983, Macroom Guides and Rangers have travelled to France, Germany, Wales, Adelboden in Switzerland, Netherlands, Londiani in Kenya, World Guide Centres in Sangam Puna India and Our Chalet Switzerland, Scotland, West Sussex, Austria and USA. There has been a continuous International flavour for young girls and adult leaders from Macroom exploring the world and contributing in a very positive way to International projects of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (W.A.G.G.S). Ardilaun Guide members Niamh McFall, Aisling Burns, and Mia Normoyle O’Sullivan, with their leader, Deirdre Henley, are currently in Copenhagen as part of the Irish Contingent of Irish Girl Guides Denmark Link with Green Guides of Denmark on a Social Entrepreneurship Project. The Green Girl Guides of Denmark is the only Danish guiding organisation exclusively for girls and women. The Green guides of Denmark will pay a return visit to Ireland in 2019.
MacEgan Rangers Macroom are currently in the Netherlands as part of an Irish Contingent from Irish Girl Guides who are attending Roverway in Europe this year. Roverway is a biennial European gathering of Rangers/ Rovers. After the grand Opening Ceremony in The Hague, Rovers and Rangers left for a Path of their choice. Roverway 2018 will host between 60 and 80 Paths all over the Netherlands and even in the border areas, together with Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. Participants will be allocated to a Path based on their preferences and in a Patrol (5-8 people) from their Contingent. The Patrol will have a Patrol leader and will merge with other Patrols to form an international mixed group of 40 to 50 participants. A Path is organised by 3 Path leaders, aged 21+ with at least one Path leader aged 23+. The activities of a Path will be embedded in a specific region and linked to a local Guide or Scout association or a local Rover team. MacEgan Rangers in the Netherlands this year are Orna Sexton, Lorna O’Connor, Nadine Relihan and Danielle Riordan.
Irish Girl Guide Regional Commissioner for the South West and Macroom Leader, Deirdre Henley, said: “this is a wonderful opportunity for our girls and young women to explore different parts of the world and experience different cultures with fellow Guides and Scouts. They will try new activities, develop new skills, go on adventures and make many new friends. It is what Irish Girl Guides is all about; Giving Girls Confidence”. In 2019 Macroom Guides will be celebrating 40 years in Macroom. International trips planned are a Guide contingent travelling to World Centre Our Chalet at Easter and MacEgan Rangers and their Leaders travelling to the World Guide Centre Sangam in Puna India as part of a National Irish Girl Guide contingent.
Ardilaun Guides spent a very enjoyable evening at an Archery training session with the Cork City Archery Club. Guides attended the South West Regional Camp in Melleray. The camp hosted over 100 members from the South West Region. Activities included; archery, astronomy, crate stacking, NASA challenge, satellite building, hikes etc. The weather was excellent throughout the camp and many badges and qualifications were achieved by Guides and Leaders alike. Congratulations to Emma Barry and Niamh McSweeney of MacEgan Rangers who ran excellent sub camps at the event and achieved their Senior Campcraft qualifications.
Macroom Guides will occupy the Community space in Macroom Library for the month of August. Why not drop into the Library during August and review the Guide display and information in your community. To register your interest in getting involved in our wonderful organisation as a young member or adult volunteer please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Collection for West Cork Rapid Response Unit at Macroom Church on July 29th. ©Con Kelleher

Great Return from Rapid Response Collection.

West Cork Rapid Response (WCRR) held a church gate collection outside Macroom and Caum churches July 28 and 29th. The response was magnificent and €2,934.78 was collected at the masses. WCRR is an entirely voluntary organisation and is based on Dr Jason van der Velde. Dr Jason comes from South Africa and lives in Ballinascarthy with his wife, four sons and daughter. He is an Anaesthetist and Emergency Consultant Doctor in the Cork University Hospital. West Cork is a very beautiful part of the world and its quietness and remoteness are part of its charm. The downside of this is that the nature of its widespread geography is challenging in medical emergencies. The ambulance service does a great job but is not always immediately available. Dr Jason spotted this deficit in the service and set about filling the gap. That is what WCRR is all about: Saving lives whenever and wherever it can in West Cork.
The collection was organized by experienced fundraisers Ann O’Sullivan, Betty Hennessy and Kate Crowley. The three ladies travelled from Ballinascarthy, Clonakilty, and Gaggin, Bandon. They were supported by volunteers from Macroom Flower Club, Macroom Community Hospital, Macroom Soccer Club, Macroom G.A.A. Club, Sarah McSweeney and her daughter Sorcha, Evelyn McSweeney, Mary McElroy and Agnes Linnane in private capacities; Mary and Agnes both worked in Macroom Hospital. All the collectors attested to the fun and camaraderie of the occasion.
Dr Jason has gathered 12 volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to increase the capacity of the service. Each Technician is equipped with medical gear to the cost of €6,000. Four more will be added after that and they expect one will be based in Macroom. Equipment must be provided, replaced and updated. There are ongoing costs with Dr. Jason’s Emergency jeep. All monies collected will be used to buy medicines and equipment. Macroom’s collection will pay for 50% of one set of that equipment. What an impressive return that is for a week-end’s work.
Another very import aspect of WCRR’s work is supporting family and people who have been suddenly struck by tragedy. Catastrophes leave indelible marks. The bereaved are left behind and the struggle to cope, to manage and to get on with life can be ferociously lonely and difficult. As one surviving spouse put it so accurately, the pain goes on. Dr Jason and the WCRR team also address this aspect of care. WCRR meetings and fundraisers provide a forum to talk and to share the burden, and an avenue to express appreciation by helping others and the cause.
Betty and Kate were surprised and delighted with the huge generosity shown on July 28th and 29th by the people who attended masses in Macroom and Caum. Anyone of us does not know if and when we may need emergency care, and the ambulance may not be immediately available. The old adage says ‘Macroom never reared a fool’. Macroom is not foolish in this matter, and displayed its wisdom, foresight, and generosity in staunchly supporting the wonderful organisation that is West Cork Rapid Response.
Finally WCRR would like to express gratitude to the Gardaí for granting the permit to hold the collection, and to Canon Roberts for allowing the collection to be held at mass-times, to the collectors but most of all to all who contributed so handsomely. Thanks and Míle Buíochas. Con Kelleher

July Exhibition at Town Hall Gallery

Visions of Half-light was an exhibition of art by Debbie Godsell, Fiona Kelly and Sarah O’Flaherty that showed at the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom during July. It featured twenty-one sculptures and prints The project was supported by Cork County Council Arts Office, Blarney Macroom Municipal District and the Arts Council.
The title Visions of Half-light refers to the transitional state that occurs in the natural landscape at dawn or dusk. As the light changes, images may appear distorted, disturbed or disrupted. Debbie Godsell, who curated the exhibition, teaches full-time in the Art Department at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork. Her solo exhibition, The Infinite Whatever, ran at the Garter Lane Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers in 2017. Her work in Visions of Half-light combined screenprinting and sculpture. It is inspired by the landscape around her home outside Macroom, and its references to folklore and belief consider a deep-rooted preoccupation with land rights, ownership, boundaries, inheritance and displacement. Fiona Kelly is a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork. Her work in Visions of Half-light included print and sculpture, using dust to explore man’s interaction with the built environment and the natural world. Sarah O’Flaherty lectures at the Limerick School of Art and Design. Her work in Visions of Half-light was sculptural, using found materials and the transformative processes of repetition, layering and effacement to evoke realms that can be emotional, fictional or factual.
The exhibition closed with a discussion with the artists led by Judy Kravis, a long-term diarist and blogger who publishes experimental prose and poetry, often through Road Books (roadbooks.ie), the small press she runs with artist, Peter Morgan.

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An early Geriatric Society committee. Macroom Senior Citizens celebrate their 50th anniversary on August 29th ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Senior Citizens Month

August is a great month for Macroom Senior Citizens. In this, its 50th year, the committee has organised a series of events which will bring in much needed cash whilst also providing enjoyment for all who participate. This year’s list of special events includes a coffee morning, afternoon tea dance, Bring and Buy, the annual raffle, an Irish Concert Evening, and, at the end of the month, an evening to celebrate the founding of Macroom Senior Citizens in 1968 and to honour the memory of the people who have been involved in the group over the past half century, some of whom have gone to their eternal reward and many more who are happily still hale and hearty.
Fundraising Diary.
Bring and Buy / Cakes / Spin the Wheel / Lucky Dip / Quality Clothes / BBQ / Annual Raffle - Friday 17th August in Fr Ryan Hall at 7.30pm.
Concert with Alan Kiely and Friends - Wednesday August 22nd in Fr Ryan Hall at 8.00pm - Adm €10. Tickets from Evelyn Mc Sweeney.
Macroom Senior Citizens Celebrating 50 years - Wednesday August 29th in Fr Ryan Hall at 8.00pm.

Macroom Library

The Summer Stars reading programme has been a great success so far. We’d like to give a big thank you to all the kids who have taken part. Keep an eye out for details on when we’ll be awarding the certificates and prizes. The Purlies Knitting Group will be meeting on August 16th at 11.30am. To celebrate Heritage Week, which runs from August 18th – 26th, we will be having a talk in the library on ‘The Findings of the Macroom Bypass Road Excavation.’ The talk takes place on August 24th at 2pm and will be delivered by Deirdre McCarthy – Resident N22 Archaeologist with Cork County Council. We can’t wait to hear what Deirdre and her team discovered.
For the month of August, an exhibition by the Macroom branch of the Irish Girl Guides will be on display in the library. It includes brochures and leaflets with lots of information about Irish Girl Guides so be sure to have a browse the next time you visit. Next time you are in the library, please ask us about all of our free online services. Library members can access e-Books and e-Audiobooks through BorrowBox, and e-Magazines through the RBdigital app. Leaflets for both of these services are available in the library. You might be interested in searching for an old newspaper article from years ago, in which case you can access several newspaper archives on our computers. We also have over 500 online courses available if you would like to begin an e-learning course – accounting, business, pet & animal care, writing skills, maths, and much more! You can also use our Mango language courses to help you learn any language you wish. All you need to do to use these online services is join the library, and it's completely free. Please visit https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services/library-online too for more info.

Autumn Shows at Riverside Park Hotel

The Lee Valley Enterprise Board will present two shows at the Riverside Park Hotel during September.
Donal Ring Céilí Band & Guests will appear on Friday September 7th at 8.00pm. Tickets €16. Welcome back to the golden days of Cork entertainment when good, old-fashioned humour along with classic music were the order of the day. Headlining the nights will be the wonderful Cork Tenor, Terry McCarthy and comedian, Frank Twomey, who will have you splitting with laughter. Special guests on the night are the Donal Ring Ceilí Band, who are now 60 years in the business. Be sure not to miss out on some of Cork’s finest talent!
On Friday, September 14, "Walking back to Happiness", a 60's and 70's Music Show, will be on stage at the Riverside Park at 8.00pm. Tickets€20 / €18 Concession.
“Walking back to happiness” was a great success on its 2017 visit. It features Patricia Robinson singing a very wide selection of hit songs through the years from artists like, Cilla Black, You’re my World, Petula Clark- Downtown, Shirley Bassey- Goldfinger, Celine Dion- My heart will go on, Nancy Sinatra-These Boots are Made for Walking, Plus songs from Karen Carpenter, Sandie Shaw, Barbara Streisand, and many others. It’s a very fast paced hit show with the emphasise on great tunes from yesterday which will make you want to sing-along, clap your hands, stomp your feet and really have a great, enjoyable, clean family entertainment, full of nostalgia, guaranteed to make you feel happy for a couple of hours.
Tickets available for the shows above from Kay at our South Square Box Office in Macroom, which is open on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00am to 4:00pm and on Friday from 11.00am to 3.30pm. Phone 026 41174 or 087 1663395 - Website: www.macroom.ie. Please check out the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook for more exciting show announcements at Riverside Park Hotel Macroom.

Snippets

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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.

Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Friday, 10th August commencing at Kilmichael GAA Grounds, Annalala at 7.30 pm. Registration from 6.15 pm onwards. €10 per person or €20 for family.
Table Quiz in aid of Quarry Blues Ladies Football Team, Mai Fitz's Lissarda , Friday 10th Aug @9pm Table of 4 €40. All welcome.€100 first prize and spot prizes on the night.
Kilmurry museum: Kilmurry Historical Society Spike Island day trip sold out. For those with tickets, bus departing Kilmurry museum at 10am August 18th
Lissarda Ambush Commemoration 2018. Sunday August 19th at 7:30pm. Oration by Noel Howard
Back to School Bingo Night. Wednesday 22nd August in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm. Guaranteed Minimum Jackpot of €250 must go on the night. Total Cash Prizes of €1,500. Raffle. A great night’s entertainment for all.
Donoughmore Marymount Fundraising Group is holding its annual coffee night on Thursday September 20th in the Community Centre Hall in Stuake from 7pm -9pm. Tickets will be for sale on the night and in local shops, with lots of prizes to be won. Your generous donations of home baking would be greatly appreciated and will be taken in on the day from 2pm in community centre and your continued support on the night would be very much appreciated. Raffle starts at 8.30 on the night. There will be bric -a – brack, home grown vegetables & home baking on sale, so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Everyone welcome.
Archaeological Finds. As part of National Heritage Week, findings made in the Baile Bhúirne – Macroom area during preparatory work for Macroom Bypass, will be described by archaeologist, Deirdre McCarthy at two sessions on August 24th. She will be in Baile Bhúirne Library at 11a.m. and Macroom Library at 2pm.
Not Forgotten. The Kelly family, Doirincuilling, recently had Mass in the Kelly household for their sister, Joan, who died 80 years ago. After Mass they continued along the road to unveil a commemorative plaque for Joan. The story goes that Joan was unwell (they think now she may have been Coeliac). She used to walk as far as a particular stone and sit on it for a rest and then go home again. She died when around 7 years of age. The stone is on a turn on the road, now called "Joanie's turn". Only one of her siblings could remember her, Joan being one of the eldest in the family.
Erratum: Caption on a photograph of a mural in the last edition should have given the names of the painters as Jackeline Quill and Nelson Diaz from El Salvador, Central America.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: July 22. Jackpot €3,250. Numbers drawn 06, 08, and 27. No winner. €50 Con Regan, Coolkisha. €20 each: Pat Kennedy, Ardfert, Co. Kerry. Seán & Margaret Desmond, Carriganish. Denis McSweeney, Carrigagulla, Ballinagree. Ciarán Cummins, Little Island.
July 29th. Jackpot €3,400. Numbers drawn 03, 27, and 41. €50 Tony O'Sullivan, Carrigadrohid. €20 each: Paul O'Sullivan, Rusheen. Jack Fitzgerald, Carrigadrohid. Pat Corcoran, Mid Cork Pallets. Peggy Lynch, Ballinagree.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto 25/7/ 2018. Jackpot €5000. No winner. €70 Matthew & Gobnait Kelleher, Clondrohid €20 each: The O’Brien Family, Caherkeegane. Peter McSweeney, Gortnalicka. Tim & Rita O’Callaghan, Clondrohid Village. Margaret Burke, Crookstown.
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto July 24. Jackpot €2,000. Numbers Drawn: 4 6 35. No winner. €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Helen & John Buckley 2. Mary Foley 3. Ron O Connell 4. Kathleen Mc Carthy 5. Joe Fitz & Hannah Mc
July 31 Jackpot €2,100. Numbers: 10 11 35. No winner €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Jane Barrett 2. Tade Murphy 3. Shane Horgan 4. Dan Holmes 5. Vincent O’Connell.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto July 23 Jackpot €15.000. Numbers: 7 – 20 – 24 - 31; No Jackpot Winner. €50 - Conor & Damian Crowley, Cooranig, Dunmanway €25 each William McCullagh, Caum. Gerard Dromey, c/o Dromeys. Eileen Creedon, c/o Dromeys.
July 30. Numbers: 12 – 25 – 28 - 35; No Jackpot Winner.€50 - Joan Masters, Carrigboy. €25 each: Martin Horgan, Toames. Finbarr Kelly, Gneeves. Eileen Foley, Terelton.
Kilmurry GAA Lotto July 30 2018, Jackpot €4,200 Winning numbers 11,16,21. No winner. €50 Helen Linehan €20 each Sheila Aherne, Just for Fun, Gearoid and Padraig Hinchion, Jackie Spillane, Marie Larkin
Macroom FC Lotto 30/07/18. Jackpot €8,200. Numbers drawn: 12, 16, 30. No Winner. €80 Caroline O' Sullivan c/o Murray's. €20 each Imelda Healy c/o Greyhound Bar, B. Corcoran c/o June, Melly and Nono c/o June, Tony Quill c/o Lar's.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 24/07/2018. Jackpot €1200. Numbers drawn: 3-12-26. No Winner. €70. Patrick Manning, Barnasivane, Terelton €20 each: Mgr Buckley, Charlet, Kilnagurteen. Kay Healy, Carrigaphooka. Shelia Crowley, Gurteenroe. Con O'Sullivan, Carriganima. Declan Tobin, Bowl Road.
31/07/2018. Jackpot €1.400. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 13-17-32. €70 Sean Michael Browne, Railway View €20 each: Ted Kelleher, Gurteenroe. Angela Cahill, Coolcower. Carla & Emma Crean, C/o Nora O'Shea. Shelia O'Riordan, Teerbeg. Grace Murray, Railway View.
Rylane CPA Lotto: (Rylane Community Park Association): 30/7/2018 Jackpot €1,400. Numbers drawn: 16 - 31 – 40. No Winner. €20 each: David Savage (Rylane); Joe Freeley (Rylane); Josh Grimes (Rylane).
Coachford AFC Lotto: Results 30/7/2018 Jackpot: €5,400. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 22 – 34. No Winner. €40 Connie Cronin. €20 Anna O’Riordan, Donie Lane (Yearly Ticket), John Lynch, Mary Sull & Maria.

Lee Valley Updates

World Meeting of Families 18 Opening Ceremony

Most Reverend Bishop William Crean will celebrate the World Meeting of Families in an opening ceremony at St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, on Tuesday August 21 at 7.30pm. All Dioceses will join the Cloyne Diocese to celebrate this event. All parishes are asked to ring their church bells at this time to commemorate this great occasion.
The Cloyne Diocesan Choir, who will be performing in Dublin later in the week, will sing in the Cathedral that night. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

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Coláiste Ghobnatan, Ballyvourney Debs 2018 ©Joan McLoughlin

Clondrohid Updates

Back to School Bingo Night Wednesday August 22 in Clondrohid Community Hall at 8.30pm. Guaranteed minimum Jackpot of €250, must go on the night. Total Cash Prizes of €1,500. Raffle, a great night’s entertainment for all . Mark it in your diary.
Family Fun Day in Clondrohid G.A.A. grounds on Sunday August 12 from 1 to 5 pm. Bouncy Castles. BBQ. Live Music. G.A.A. Skills. Face painting, and much more. Mr Cool will call
Summer art camp: Local artist Felicity Kelleher is holding a Summer Art Camp in Clondrohid Hall from Aug 13 to 17---Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri, no camp on the Wed. from 11am to 3pm. Cost for the 4 days is €120, discount for 2nd and subsequent children. A fun and creative environment for your child to explore their imagination using clay, paper craft and painting. Limited spaces .Contact Felicity on 0876361893 or 026 44088.
Carriganimma Mass. There will be no Sunday 10am Mass in Carriganima until Sunday Sep 9
Age Action: To assist over 55’s in Computer Technology, Age Action runs basic computer classes. One tutor to every student. Classes run once a week 1 to 2 hours for 5 to 6 weeks. They are also looking for volunteers to help with these classes. Basic computer skills required but also an interest in working with older people. Patience and a good sense of humour are just as important. For more info contact Macroom library. Text 0871956026,or call 021 2067399.
Education Bursaries. Macroom Credit Union is offering a 3rd level bursary of €1,000 to 1 student in each of the following schools: De La Salle Macroom, St. Mary‘s Macroom, McEgan College Macroom, Coachford College, Coláiste Ghobnatan Ballyvourney, Scoil Mhuire Ballingeary. Closing date for receipt of application is August 24. Contact Macroom Credit Union office or any of the Schools for more info. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a form. Good luck to everyone.
Dancing at Mushera: The next big occasion in Mushera will be on Sunday September 9 from 3.30 to 5.30. pm. Music by Southern Pride. Everyone welcome.
G.A.A News. U 15 county semi final result Clann na nGael 4 10 Clondrohid 3 10. Despite travelling to Drimoleague with a depleted team due to holidays and injuries, the u15s put up a heroic battle. Having conceding 2-2 in the first 10 minutes, they fought back to trail by 1 at half time and again had to come from behind to level the game at the end of normal time. They were up 1pt with time almost up, when a point attempt by Clann na nGael dropped under the crossbar, a sad end to a pulsating game for Clondrohid This was the 3rd county semi final in a row but unfortunately, a final appearance has eluded us so far . Well done to all involved.
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Christy Moore, Glen Hansard, Breandán Ó Beaglaoich agus Phil Coulter sa dorchadas roimh breachadh an lae ag Féile na Laoch ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Féile na Laoch 2

Féile na Laoch 2011 marked Seán Ó Riada’s 80th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his untimely death. It was magical. Seven years on, a very ambitious Féile na Laoch 2 was a miracle of symbolism, music, art, poetry, drama, dance, co-operation and generosity. The climax of the five day event was the Mór Aonach on July 31st and the Aeríocht which ran till dawn on Lá Lughnasa. The 2018 Laochra convened in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne in Cúil Aodha from midday on Monday, among them President Michael D. Higgins. After lunch, the impact of Seán Ó Riada, and the philosopher, John Moriarty, was discussed. At 3.30pm, the President spoke about Féile na Laoch. That night, the ceremonial parade of the Laochra was led to Páirc na Laoch, led by the Cullen Pipe Band. There the ‘Swirling of the Waters’, a ritual to remind us of our shared heritage, took place. The Aeríocht began with the poets, led by President Higgins and including Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Betsy Ní Shuibhne of Dámhscoil Mhúscraí, Michael O’Loughlin, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Colm Breathnach. Through the night, different branches of the arts performed: Reacairí: Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Donnachadha Ó Luasa, Diarmuid Johnson, Ray O’Sullivan, Gemma O’Doherty, Nuala O’Connor, Emer Martin; Aisteóirí: MacDara Ó Fatharta, Joe Creedon, Sean agus Siobhán O Muimhneachain, Jeremy Irons, Mary McEvoy, Liam Mac an Mhaoir, Gerry Motherway. Amhránaithe: Eoiní Danny Maidhci, Christy Moore, Seán Ó Sé, Glen Hansard, Anna Murray, Judith Mok, Ger Wolfe, Máire Ní Chéilleachair, Mary MacSweeney. Rinceóirí: Set ó Chúil Aodha (Timmy the Brit), David Geaney, Set Mulllagh, Shane Creed, Gewaróid Devaney, Set Corca Dhuibhne, Ruari Donavan. Ceoltóirí: Laoise Kelly, Alan Domhnalach, Giordaí Ó Laoghaire, Sean Mac Ciarnán, Phil Coulter, David Syme, Seán Keane.


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Cuid den slua ag Féile na Laoch 2018 ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Phil Coulter opened the Music segment of the Aeríocht with the beautiful Aisling Gheal, after which he sang his well loved signature song, The Town I Love so Well. Laoise Kelly delighted the audience with her harp playing and Eoiní Maidhchí Ó Súilleabháin praised his own place with ‘Abha an tSuláin’. Glen Hansard sang two numbers, Leave the Light On and Shelter and then called on local man, Ger Wolfe, to come to the stage. Ger sang No Bird Sang. He was followed by the inimitable Christy Moore, who dedicated The Cliffs of Dooneen to Liam Óg Ó Floinn. Lisdoonvarna had the audience joining in before Christy was joined by Glen Hansard, Phil Coulter and Breandan Ó Beaglaoich for a memorable performance of The Auld Triangle.
It was a wet sunrise and dawn came dripping slow. Ceolfhoireann Uí Riada/ Ceolfhoireann na Laoch struck up Mise Éire to welcome in the birthday of Seán Ó Riada, who would have been 87 had he lived. After that came the sporting heroes, introduced by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. – the likes of Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery and Tomás Ó Sé. The Aeríocht closed with a ceremony, Omós don Each, with the President laying a wreath at the feet of winning racehorse, Butler’s Cabin. Later in the day, the War Pipes Competition has held, with the winner receiving the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.
The Closing of Féile na Laoch 2018 will run from September 28 to 30. Friday 28 will be devoted to music and song. Saturday will look to the future, with much discussion on the economy, climate change, politics, technology, health etc. and a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sean Ó Riada on his 47th anniversary. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in Cúil Aodha on Sunday 30 at 10a.m. and the Closing Ceremony and Formal Concert will be held in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne from 8p.m. to 12 midnight, marking the end of the Féile for another 7 years.

Crookstown Vintage celebrates 30th "Gracefully"
On Easter Sunday 1989, two local men were returning from a Vintage Show in Killarney. They stopped off for refreshments in the Mills Inn Ballyvourney. They started thinking if it was possible to have a Vintage Show in Crookstown. The two men were Pat Burke and Richard Donlon. They mentioned it to fellow enthusiast, the late Josie Murphy, whose reply was, "Sure, why not?". They started the ball rolling and the first Vintage Show was held the following August. Who would have thought back then that we would be celebrating our 30th Show this year.
To mark the occasion, we will have Brendan Grace performing in the local hall on the Saturday night and the show is completely sold out. Brendan is also opening the show for us on the Sunday @ 1.30pm. We will be holding our recent add on to the show, "High Nelly Bicycle Run", on the Saturday evening @ 4pm. A great event which is enjoyed by young and old. We look forward to seeing you all there. Thanks to all who supported us over the years and we hope to see you all again at this year's show on Sunday. Declan Corcoran

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The Bio Lab at Farran Wood ©

Bio Toilet at Farran

This summer, answering nature’s call became more eco-friendly at the Coillte Forest Park at Farran, thanks to a new toilet system originating in Japan. DAIO International, a Japanese company, has developed the Bio R21, a self-processing bio toilet that includes fermentation tanks under western-style toilet bowls.
Bio R21 brings new technology for bio-microbial treatment without water. The toilet is completely odourless, comfortable and easy to manage, with no need for scooping the organic matter as it is completely annihilated into the bacterial bed which is 100% buckwheat husk. An eco-friendly process is involved in separating and treating human waste, which ensures that the bio-toilets can be used safely and in an environmental manner in parks, recreational facilities, and outdoor events to name a handful of places where the Bio R21 can be deployed.
“The heart of our product range and technology offering is our patented Bio Toilet in Japan,”, the company explains on its Facebook page. “Research and Development was done by the inventor, Machida San, together with a local university to develop the concept, framework, and technology behind MyBio-R21, which has since been implemented in nearly 1,000 project sites spreading across 200 organizations and customers from Nagano to Hokkaido Japan”. DAIO International is pleased to announce a pilot project in partnership with Coillte at Farran Forest Park Co.Cork. This revolutionary project will run from July 2018 through till October 2018. This first of its kind in Ireland welcomes all queries and interested parties to contact us to arrange onsite visits or further discussions on the concept of Ecological Sanitation.
All queries should be directed to Barry Clarke 086 37 86 333 or Ron De Bruin 087 74 41 920

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

We recently had a lovely visit from Dominic Moore, Puppeteer, who brought Basher Bacon and his friends to visit us. All the girls and boys gave them a great welcome and really enjoyed the show and the grownups joined in the fun too!! It was a great morning and we hope that Dominic & Basher will visit us again.
There has been a lot of interest in the children’s Summer Stars Reading Scheme and it’s not too late to sign up. Just drop into the library to register and pick up your reading card & book mark. At the end of August participants will be issued with Certificates and there will be some prizes too! Gheobhaidh tú pointí bónais do leabhair a léann tú i nGaeilge. If you are not a library member, it’s very easy to join up and it’s free.
Out knitting group meets every Tuesday morning at 11am. Over the past few weeks they have had a few enquiries from people who can’t knit but would like to. All the members would love to welcome anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet. Just drop in any Tuesday between 11am & 12 pm. If you have your own needles and wool, they’ll get you started immediately and you’ll have time to knit scarves for all your friends for Christmas!
Heritage Week runs from 18th to 24th August and many libraries will host events in conjunction with this. Ballyvourney Library is no exception and on 24th August, at 11am, Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne will host a talk by archaeologist Deirdre McCarthy on the archaeological discoveries made recently during the preparatory works of the N22 Baile Bhúirne to Macroom road. All are welcome; please contact the library to reserve a place. The library can be contacted on 026 45767 during opening hours or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Tá súil agam go mbeidh sibh ag baint taitneamh as an samhradh. Ach ná déan dearmad cuairt a thabhairt air ar an leabharlann, áit ar bhfaighidh tú roinnt leabhair iontach atá oiriúnach le léamh i rith an tsamhraidh.

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Aquapark and water activities at Ballyhass Centre at Inniscarra Lake. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Last of the Summer Wine

As the last glorious weeks of summer holidays 2018 speed by, there is still a myriad of activities to keep boredom at bay. The beautiful Lee Valley is home to many attractions. The Lee, from Coachford to Dripsey, hosts Coachford Greenway, Ballyhass lake, Inniscarra and Griffins Garden Centre on the northern bank and Farran Wood on the southern side. Fishing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding may be enjoyed and the new centre at Ballyhass has an Aquapark that will delight the younger age group, while zip lining is available at Farran Wood.
Scenic walks may also be taken in the Castle Grounds, Macroom, at Gougane Barra, the Gearagh, Musheramore. Historic sites to be visited include Macroom Castle, Bealick Mill, Carrigastyra, Carriganimma, Carrigadrohid Castle, Beal na mBláth, Kilmichael, St. Gobnait’s, Baile Mhúirne, Kilcrea Abbey. One might also say ‘Ciao’ to Johnny Lynch’s Buffaloes near Toons Bridge and check out the Battle of Waterloo at Cill na Martra’s Toy Soldier Factory. And at night, there are loads of pubs and restaurants to be visited, with trad music frequently on offer.
Crookstown Vintage Festival is on August 11 -12. Inchigeela Festival runs from August 16 – 19. Ballinagree Vintage is on August 19. To usher us in to autumn, we can look forward to Macroom Food Festival and the Cork 20 International Rally in late September and Cork ladies are still flying the flag in Camogie and Ladies Football.
How often we have heard it said this summer that there's nowhere better than Ireland when the sun shines. Stay-vacationers were certainly on a winner this year.

History

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Mrs. Creedon in Macroom Hospital June 2018. (C.Kelleher)

Mrs Creedon, the O’Leary and the Creedon families.
By Con Kelleher

Mrs Joan Creedon has resided in Macroom Community Hospital since 2016. The hospital stands on the site of the old workhouse. In the corridor is a picture, dating from about 1885, that features her father-in-law, Dan, and her uncle-in-law, Tim. Both were Masters of the Macroom Union Workhouse. The Irish for ‘workhouse’ is ‘Tigh na mBocht’, literally translated as ‘house of the poor’ or ‘The Poor House’. Both aspects were true of the institution. I recently met the stylishly dressed Mrs Creedon and we discussed the picture and its background. She also informed me of the deep connections of the O’Leary and Creedon families to the Macroom area.
Mrs Creedon was born in Currahy, Ballingeary in 1923. She had 3 brothers - Tim who stayed in the O’Leary home farm in Currahy; Flor who became an administrator in Anco and lives in Douglas and Jeremiah who farmed in Lisbee, Kilnamartyra. Her sister Nora was married to Allie Browne, a draper in the South Square. Peggy, another sister, was married to Jack Murt Lehane, who also lived in Lisbee. Her third sister, Kathleen, was married to Denny Murray, a neighbour and farmer in Currahy. Mrs Creedon went to national school in Ballingeary and Inchigeela and attended St Mary’s Convent Secondary, Macroom for 2 years; she later boarded in Dunmanway Convent for a year. She began work in the office of Ronans, Ballingeary, and later worked in their office in Macroom. Ronans briefly ran what is now the Castle Hotel; it had been previously owned by Dickie Williams. She married Tim Creedon in 1957 and they had five children; twins Dan and Joe, Kay, and twins again - Mary and Tim. At one stage she had five children under 3 and a half. Unfortunately, young Tim died suddenly at 9 months from a respiratory infection and Mrs Creedon thinks he may also have had a heart problem. No post mortem was done and the family never got a full explanation. As well as raising her family and helping her husband to run a hardware business, Mrs Creedon was the Macroom Librarian for seventeen years, while it was at the Bridge and in the Castle Arch. Later again she worked in Macroom Mart. She played bridge for many years. She learned this very quickly and was soon as accomplished as her ‘teachers’. Tim, her husband, passed away in 1996.
New Street was a very busy area in the 1950s and 1960s and had many shops, businesses and enterprises. Tim was a shrewd businessman and did very well. Changes in the town, in trading and traffic, affected their business. The Mart shifted a lot of commercial activity to the Square and Main Street. Ironically, Mrs Creedon later worked in the Mart. Her two eldest, Dan and Joe, attended Coláiste Íosagáin in Báile Mhúirne. Joe qualified as a woodwork teacher and Dan, Kay and Mary are nurses. Joe lives in Dingle, and teaches in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne; he sings with Macroom Church Choir. He is very involved with Macroom Handball Club and the Macroom Tidy Towns committees.

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Parishes in Macroom Poor Law Union ©

Tim Creedon’s family originally came from Mullinroe, and Kay, Joan and Tim’s daughter, has family records going back to the early 1800s. Tim’s identical twin, John, was married to Teresa Creedon, née Walton, Massytown. Tim and John were very close. John ran Macroom Oatmeal/ Walton’s Mill in Massytown and its products enjoy a very high reputation. Incidentally there was a second Walton’s Mill in Masseytown and its ‘remains’ are at the back of Mary Anne’s pub. Dónal Creedon continues to excel in the business. There were seven others in John and Tim’s family; Tom (Masseytown), Con who married Nora Looney, Chrissie, who married Tom Cotter, Bawnmore, Paddy, Mary, Dan (Bawnmore) and Harry. Unfortunately Harry, Con and Paddy died when young. Tom and Majella Creedon lived in Masseytown, had a shop, ran a farm and delivered bottled milk to Macroom for many years. Creedons’ bottles had blue markings as opposed to the red on the ‘Kanturk’ bottles. Their son, Dan, lives in Masseytown, and another son, Richie, runs the very successful Mary’s Pound Shop in Main Street. Young Tom became Macroom’s best footballer of his generation and played senior football for Cork; he also played with Munster and with the All-Stars. He died tragically at age 28 in an accident in 1983. Tom Creedon Park is named in his honour and the Tom Creedon Cup is a keenly contested early season intermediate football competition. Catherine is married in Kilnamartyra and Norma in Farnanes. Norma, Gabrielle and Majella junior were/ are nurses in the Mercy Hospital.
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The Photograph of the Board of Guardians. In the picture are Dan Creedon, Tim Creedon, Matt Murphy, Andy Kelleher and Mr Barnard ©

Mrs Creedon thinks her uncle-in-law, Tim, and later, her father-in-law, Dan, got their posts as Masters of the Union through open competition. The position was prized as it carried a good salary, security and a pension. Dan built the house in New Street and bought the farm in Bawnmore from his earnings. Effectively, the Masters were the day-to-day managers of the Workhouse. It was also known as the ‘Union’ as it served the poor of the union of surrounding parishes. As well as their hospital duties, the Masters were also involved in rate collection and other civil administrative activities. Uncle Tim was first to get the job and he was very able. His immediate successor did not last too long – about a year - and the post passed to Tim’s equally clever brother, Dan, Joan’s father-in- law. The photograph is of the Board of Guardians. As far as Mrs Creedon knows, the photo dates from 1880 to 1890. Both Dan and Tim are featured in the photo as well as Matt Murphy’s (the pharmacist’s) grandfather and Mr Bernard, an engineer by profession, who lived in Coolehane, in the house now occupied by Michael and Sheila Kelleher. Bernard was an avid gardener and is reputed to have won prizes for his flowers in shows as far away as Dublin. Andy Kelleher was known as ‘Connie Andy’ and also had a shop in New Street. Indeed, many of the street’s inhabitants had connections to the Workhouse. Dan continued in the role until the burning of Macroom Hospital on May 26th, 1921. The Workhouse was burnt to prevent its occupation by the British Auxiliary Forces during the War of Independence. That incident saw him lose his job. Dan was offered similar positions in Cork and Monaghan which he declined for family reasons and so, he began the hardware business in New Street.

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Inscriptions from Nuttall’s Dictionary, a rare survivor of Macroom Workhouse. ©

Clarification or Fake News?

Macroom Castle was last burned during the Civil War 1922-23. The anti-treaty forces, including Erskine Childers and writer, Frank O'Connor, had retreated from Cork City to Macroom. Being pursued, they burned the castle before retreating westwards to the mountain districts. (‘Ultimately, it was Childers who gave the orders to burn the castle on August 18, 1922’. Ref. Macroom Through the Mists of Time by Denis Paul Ring.)
The Cork Examiner on Monday August 14 1922 ran an article on Irregulars (Republicans) Vacating Army Barracks: ‘The Irregulars’ evacuation of their strongholds in Cork county continues apace. They have left such districts as Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom, Ballincollig and Blarney. It is generally assumed that they left to take up positions in the hills towards the west and in Kerry.
The town of Kinsale was clear of Irregulars on Saturday, but, before they left, they fired the military barracks there and also the barracks at Charles Fort and the Coastguard Station. The Protestant club in the Green was also burned down. These premises were burned Thursday and Friday. A number of bridges converging on the town, in addition to railway bridges, were destroyed.
Similar destruction marked the evacuation of Fermoy on Saturday when the barracks there were burned down. There were 42 prisoners detained there but they were released Saturday. They are all in good health and included in the number is Mr James Walsh, County Councillor, Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Friends are looking after these men.
Ballincollig Barracks were burned out as the Irregulars decided to withdraw from this area. This was their last headquarters prior to the general rout. In Macroom it is reported that the Irregulars differed on the policy of destruction. The local commandant held out against the destruction of the Castle in their possession and it is stated that the building was saved. The dissension, it is also stated, caused the local company to disperse, while some people assert that the Cork No 1 Brigade was disbanded.
The railway line to Macroom is now blocked consequent on the destruction of a bridge near Killumney.’
Macroom was a hive of unrest during the month of August 1922. Besides the burning of the Castle on August 18 and movement of troops, Free State and Republican, Michael Collins visited the area en route to his death in Béal na mBláth on August 22. The Republicans had left the town the previous week and the Free State Army garrison was under the command of Captain Conlon. He requested extra arms and was given a Lewis gun by Collins before the latter set out to Bandon, Clonakilty, Rosscarbery and Skibbereen before returning through Béal na mBláth.
It is very difficult to ascertain events during those troubled times. Many of the protagonists refused to discuss them in later years, saying it was a shame and should never have happened. We are left to trace events from newspaper reports, many of which seem wild and improbable. It remains to be seen if the centenary of the Civil War will shed valid light on that sad period of our history.

Heritage Week 2018

Inchigeela 1913 Tales of Emigration. Store of Memories Museum, Inchigeelagh. 18 August, 7:30pm - 9:30am. In 1913, Michael Johnny O'Sullivan emigrated from Inchigeelagh to Australia. He wrote a 6 week Diary on board ship. Mick posted home the Diary. Listen to his words read in his brother's shop. This Diary was posted home to his parents shortly after he arrived in Melbourne in March 1913. It has been handed down to his descendants in the parish providing Experiences, Memories and Facts about such an epic journey taken by so many Irish. Michael never returned to Ireland but his daughter, Shelia and grandchildren have in his place. Seats limited to 50 in the little Museum. Booking essential. Children over 12 only. 15 minute interval. Adult: €5
Powdermill Walk 18 August, 2pm - 4pm. Outside Film Centre by GAA in Ballincollig. Discover how Gunpowder was made in the 19th Century on this 2.5km walk on the banks of the River Lee. This is the largest Industrial Archaeological site in Ireland. Admission free.
Lovely Carrig long ago. 20 August, 6:30pm - 9pm. Walking tour of Carrigadrohid Killinardrish villages. Map of route provided, also historical notes on buildings. Tour is self guided. Attendees in period costume is optional but appreciated. Admission free.
Tour of Inniscarra Landmarks. 22 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. Inniscarra Historical Society, Griffins Garden Centre Restaurant, Dripsey. A visual journey through the parish of Inniscarra, with details of the historical significance of major landmarks, described by local historian Tim O'Brien, supported by other members of the Society. Admission free.
'Sharing Stories'. 23 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. ACR Heritage. Coachford GAA Community Centre, Nadrid, Coachford. Share stories of times past in Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. Join us for a good old fashioned chat; cup of tea/coffee; recollect older days; share memories and even learn something new!
Blarney House 26 August, 10am - 2pm. Blarney Castle, House & Gardens. Sunday opening of Blarney House. Tours will run between 10am with the last tour at 2pm!
Ceol Cois Laoi 26 August, 3pm - 5pm. Ballincollig Heritage Festival. Picnic Area, Regional Park by Inniscarra Bridge. An afternoon showcasing the best of local traditional music in Ballincollig with guests. All musicians welcome to join in. Admission Free
Macroom and Baile Mhúirne. As part of National Heritage Week, findings made in the Baile Mhúirne – Macroom area during preparatory work for Macroom Bypass, will be described by archaeologist, Deirdre McCarthy at two sessions on August 24th. She will be in Baile Bhúirne Library at 11a.m. and Macroom Library at 2pm.

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Participants in the Rebel Rally tour at Independence Museum Kilmurry. ©Michael John O’Mahony

 Kilmurry Museum

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Terence MacSwiney weekend 19th to 21st October. Events include Opening address by Cathal Brugha MacSwiney, "A look at the conqueror", a lecture by Gabriel Doherty UCC, the poetry of Terence MacSwiney introduced by Dr Mary Breen, tour of MacSwiney locations in the local area with Michael Galvin. Tickets will be available on Event Brite and from Museum.
Kilmurry Parish Schools exhibition official opening Saturday, 3rd November at Independence Museum Kilmurry presented by KHAA. View lots of old school photographs. Read stories of old school days. Inspect artefacts. Exhibition will continue 2pm to 5pm every Sunday in November (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th).

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Marital Breakdown

It is important that you are aware of your legal rights in the event of marital or relationship breakdown. When a marriage breaks down, there are a number of legal options that can be considered such as separation agreements, judicial separation, divorce, custody and access to children and maintenance. Persons who are not married but qualify as cohabitants now also have legal rights under The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.
The law in relation to family law and divorce in Ireland is predominantly contained in the Judicial Separation and Family Law Reform Act 1989, the Family Law Act, 1995 and the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996. A Separation Agreement is where both parties reach a formal agreement in relation to matters such as maintenance, access to children, the family home, farm and division of the assets without issuing court proceedings.
Where spouses cannot agree the terms of the separation, or where only one spouse seeks a separation, an application for a Decree of Judicial Separation can be made to court. A Decree of Divorce dissolves a marriage and allows both parties to remarry but in order to qualify for this at the date of the institution of the proceedings, the spouses must have lived apart for four years during the previous five years. Judicial Separation only requires one year living apart.
One of the key issues the parties have to consider when entering into a Separation or Divorce is the division of assets. The most common asset normally is the Family Home. The ‘family home’ is defined under the Family Home Protection Act, 1976 as “primarily, a dwelling in which a married couple ordinarily reside” and the family home cannot be sold without the consent of both spouses. Even if the family home is in the name of one spouse, the consent of the non-owning spouse is still required for a sale.
The Court has the power to transfer or sell assets under a Judicial Separation or Divorce. This is known as a Property Adjustment Order. The court, when making such an order, must ensure that proper provision is made for both parties and children. In order for “proper provision” to be made for a spouse and children, the only option may be that the assets are sold in order to raise capital for the purchase of an alternative home for the spouse and children. Proper provision will vary from case to case and the court will take into consideration a number of factors such as both parties’ financial means and the needs of the children. The children’s needs will only be considered whilst they are classified as a dependent. A dependent child is one who is under the age of 18 or 23 if in full time education.
The court will normally consider all assets of the parties when making proper provision for the parties by making a property adjustment order. Before considering making an order for sale or division of assets, a court would have to be aware of a number of factors such as:
Succession rights may need to be considered and whether the dependent children are interested in assets being transferred to them.
Have both parties contributed to acquiring the assets such as contributing to mortgage payments.
The value of the asset is usually significant and sometimes an order for division of an asset such as a family home or land may be unfeasible.
Is there a family business with assets attached to it and have both parties contributed to the running of this and are their incomes primarily dependent on this.
In the event of a marital breakdown, it is advisable you take legal advice early on from a solicitor given the stakes are quite high and they want to ensure that the assets are protected and both parties and the children are adequately provided for.
Karen Walsh, of Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor specialising in agricultural law, land law and renewable energy and is author of ‘Farming and the Law’ available from www.claruspress.ie. The firm also specialises in personal injuries, employment law and family law. She has offices in Dublin and Cork. For further information please contact 01-602000 or 021-4270200. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

TG4 Ladies Senior Football Championship Quarter-final

Cork 8-18 Westmeath 1-6
It was bloodless slaughter at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick as Cork decimated Westmeath in the All Ireland quarter-final, thus setting up a semi-final date with Ulster champions, Donegal. The other semi-finalists will come from next weekend’s pairings, Galway v Mayo and Dublin v Kerry.
Cork were already 3-5 to 0-3 ahead at half-time. Libby Coppinger, Eimear Scally and Áine O’Sullivan blasted goals for Ephie Fitzgerald’s side in the first half and Doireann O’Sullivan scored a fourth goal for Cork on the resumption, and the other goals came courtesy of Saoirse Noonan, Eimear Scally and Ciara O’Sullivan, meaning that Cork have now goaled 23 times in five championship games this year.
Cork made a powerful start and after 37 seconds Coppinger had the ball in Karen Walsh’s net, following a pass from Ciara O’Sullivan. Before the two-minute mark they had their second goal when Scally finished off an assist from Doireann O’Sullivan. And points from Orla Finn (free) and Doireann O’Sullivan gave Cork a 2-2 to 0-0 advantage after six minutes. Cork continued to pile on the pressure. Their work-rate was spectacular. Westmeath finally scored their first point in the 19th minute but Coppinger cancelled that out straight away. Stephen Maxwell’s side did score two more points before half-time but Finn scored her third point of the half to give her side a 3-5 to 0-3 advantage at the interval.
Doireann O’Sullivan scored first in the second half and her goal put Cork 14 points clear. Westmeath’s Slevin hit back with her third point but there would be no comeback. Noonan was introduced in the 38th minute and she scored 1-4. Her goal came with 15 minutes remaining. Scally scored her second goal soon after. The seventh goal came from Ciara O’Sullivan shortly before Aoife Connolly converted Westmeath’s consolation. And Ciara O’Sullivan finished things off.
Scorers – Cork: Eimear Scally 2-3, C O’Sullivan 2-1, S Noonan 1-5 (0-2f), O Finn 0-7 (0-3f), L Coppinger 1-1, D O’Sullivan 1-1, A O’Sullivan 1-0. Westmeath: L Connolly 1-1, L Slevin 0-3 (0-2f), MA Foley 0-1, J Maher 0-1.
Cork: Martina O’Brien; Eimear Meaney, Roisín Phelan, Melissa Duggan; Maire O’Callaghan, Shauna Kelly, Emma Spillane; Ashling Hutchings, Daire Kiely; Ciara O’Sullivan, Libby Coppinger, Eimear Scally; Áine O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan, Orla Finn. Subs: Hannah Looney for Kiely (38), Orlagh Farmer for Á O’Sullivan (38), Saoirse Noonan for D O’Sullivan (38), Marie Ambrose for Duggan (49), C Collins for Kelly (49).
Cork Panel members and clubs. 1-Martina O'Brien-Clonakilty 2-Chloe Collins-Dromtarriffe 3-Roisin Phelan-Aghada 4-Melissa Duggan-Dohenys 5-Maire O'Callaghan-Mourneabbey 6-Shauna Kelly-Araglen Desmonds Bui 7-Emma Spillane-Bantry Blues 8-Ashling Hutchings-Fermoy 9-Hannah Looney-Aghada 10-Ciara O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey 11-Libby Coppinger-St. Colum's 12-Eimear Scally-Eire Óg 13-Aine O'Sullivan-Beara 14-Doireann O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey 15-Orla Finn-Kinsale 16-Caoimhe Moore-Kanturk 17-Orlagh Farmer-Midleton 18-Aisling Kelleher-St. Val’s 19-Aisling Barrett-Donoughmore 20-Marie Ambrose-St. Val’s 21-Meabh Cahalane-Eire Óg 22-Jenny Brew Dinan-Donoughmore 23-Brid O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey 24-Saoirse Noonan-Nemo Rangers 25-Saoirse Moore-Fermoy 26-Nicole Quinn-Bandon 27-Sadhbh O'Leary-Kinsale 28-Eimear Meaney-Mourneabbey 29-Daire Kiely-Valley Rovers 30-Eimear Kiely-Valley Rovers

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St. Val’s who were defeated by West Cork by a single point in the County Senior Championship ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Senior Camogie

Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Semi Finals will be held in Thurles on Saturday 18/08/2018 when Cork will play Tipperary and Galway meet Kilkenny at times yet to be determined.

GAA Cork County Championships

The Draws for Round 3 of the Senior and Premier Intermediate Championships will take place as soon as possible after the weekend of August 12. Fixtures will be put in place once the Draws are made.

Cork County Senior Football Championship

No draws to be made until remaining second round games decided.
Round 2 (Winners to Rd 3), Clyda 1-12 Aghada 0-9, Mallow 1- 16 Kiskeam 1-12, Douglas v Dohenys, Carrigaline v Ilen, Clonakilty v Newcestown
Round Three (16 teams): 13 qualifiers to date: St Finbarrs, Castlehaven, Valley Rovers, St Nicholas, Carbery Rangers, Nemo Rangers, Bishopstown, O’Donovan Rossa, BALLINCOLLIG, CIT, Duhallow, Clyda, Mallow and three other winners of the Rd Two games.
Relegation play offs: Aghada, Kiskeam and three other defeated round 2 teams.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

No draws to be made until all second round games decided.
Round 2 Bantry Blues 5-13 Na Piarsaigh 0-5, MACROOM 2-7 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-8, Kanturk v Castletownbere, NAOMH ABÁN a bye
Round Three qualifiers to date: St Vincent’s, Nemo Rangers, Bandon, ÉIRE ÓG, Newmarket, Fermoy, St Michaels, NAOMH ABÁN, MACROOM, Bantry Blues and Kanturk or Castletownbere.
Relegation play offs (to date): Na Piarsaigh, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Kanturk or Castletownbere.

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2 (Losers from Preliminary & Round 1) Mayfield 6-19 Carrigaline 1-8 Glanworth 2-6 Glenville 0-4; Ballydesmond 2-19 Clonakilty 0-7; Gabriel Rangers 5-15 Glanmire 1-10; Kinsale 0-13 BALLINORA 0-8; Rockchapel a bye
Round 3
(A) Mitchelstown v Rockchapel;
(B) Youghal v Gabriel Rangers;
(C) Kinsale v Millstreet;
(D) Cill na Martra v Glanworth
(E) Aghabullogue v Grenagh
(F) Kildorrery v Mayfield
(G) Ballydesmond v St Finbarr’s
(H) Adrigole v Knocknagree
Quarter – Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H
Relegation play offs (to date): Ballinora, Carrigaline B, Glanmire, Glenville, Clonakilty B

Junior B Football Championship

Final: Grange 1-8 Ballinacurra 0-11 draw
Ballinacurra 3-11 Grange 2-7 replay
Junior C Football Championship

Semi Finals: Abbey Rovers 1-10 St John’s 0-10; Freemount 1-17 Gleann na Laoi 1-3
Final: Abbey Rovers 0-13 Freemount 0-11
Cork U21 County Football Championships

Under 21 A Football

Preliminary Round
Ahan Gaels 2-8 Nemo Rangers 2-16; Castlehaven 4-12 Bishopstown 2-7
Round 1
Carrigaline 1-15 Carbery Rangers 2-10
Aghada 3-1`3 St Michaels 1-6
St Finbarr's 2-21 ÉIRE ÓG 3-11
Beara v Douglas
Ilen Rovers 3-7 Nemo Rangers 1 - 16
KILMURRY 6-6 Mitchelstown 2-9
Kilshannig 2-14 Valley Rovers 1-6
Castlehaven 3-16 Glenville 2 – 12
Quarter-Finals
(A) Castlehaven v Nemo Rangers
(B) St Finbarr's 1-11 Kilshannig 1-15
(C) Beara/Douglas v Carrigaline
(D) KILMURRY 2-13 Aghada 1-9
Semi-Finals: A v Kilshannig, C v KILMURRY

U21B Football Championship

Quarter-Finals
(A) O’Donovan Rossa 4-18 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-3
(B) Duargle Gaels 4-10 Na Piarsaigh 2-8
(C) Midleton 4-12 Ballygarvan 2-8
(D) Avondhu a bye

U21C Football Championship

Quarter-Finals
(A) Belgooly 1-7 DONOUGHMORE 4 - 13
(B) Kildorrery 2-10 Whitechurch 0-11
(C) Cobh 1-10 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 0-13 draw
Cobh 2-9 T MacCarthaigh 1-14 replay
(D) St Peters a bye
Semi Finals
DONOUGHMORE 1-12 Kildorrery 1–11
Tadhg Mac Carthaigh 2-9 St Peters 0-10
Final: Donoughmore 2-13 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 2-12

County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 Ballymartle v Ballyhea, Bride Rovers v Na Piarsaigh, Kanturk v Bishopstown, Killeagh v St Finbarrs, Carrigtwohill a bye.
Round Three qualifiers to date: UCC, Imokilly, Douglas, Midleton, Sarsfields, Erin’s Own, Blackrock, Glen Rovers, Bandon, Newtownshandrum, Newcestown.
Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round Three qualifiers to date: Mallow, Fermoy, Charleville, Fr O’Neills, Ballinhassig, Castlelyons, Valley Rovers, Courcey Rovers.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship:
Preliminary Round Dungourney 1-13 Douglas 0-10
Round 1
(A) Dungourney 2-22 Milford 1 -22
(B) Ballygarvan 1-12 AGHABULLOGUE 1-18
(C) ÉIRE ÓG 0-14 Sarsfields 1-12
(D) BALLINCOLLIG 2-16 Meelin 1-21
(E) Kildorrery 1-22 DRIPSEY 2-14
(F) Argideen Rangers 2-9 Castlemartyr 3-17
(G) INNISCARRA 0-11 Ballymartle 2-22
(H) Tracton 1-18 Kilbrittain 3-9
(I) Midleton 2-15 Blackrock 1-12
(J) Na Piarsaigh 1-11 Barryroe 1-13
(K) Ballinhassig 1-6 Glen Rovers 2-21
(L) St Finbarr's 2-9 Mayfield 1-16
(M) GRENAGH 0-15 St Catherines 1-17
Round 2 (Losers from Pre Round & Rd 1)
Douglas 2-13 INNISCARRA 1-8, Ballygarvan 0-16 Kilbrittain 2-15, BALLINCOLLIG 1-21 Milford 1-7, DRIPSEY 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 1-16, GRENAGH 1-17 St Finbarrs 0-15, Ballinhassig 0-19 Blackrock 4-18, ÉIRE ÓG 0 – 19 Argideen Rangers 1 - 10
Round 3
(A) Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Ballymartle 1-11
(B) St Catherines v Mayfield
(C) Sarsfields v Kildorrery
(D) Meelin v Kilbrittain
(E) Dungourney v Tracton
(F) GRENAGH v AGHABULLOGUE
(G) Barryroe v Blackrocka
(H) Midleton v BALLINCOLLIG
(I) ÉIRE ÓG v Douglas
(J) Glen Rovers v Castlemartyr
Round 4
1. (C) Sarsfields/Kildorrery v (F) Grenagh/Aghabullogue
2. (G) Barryroe/Blackrock v (E) Dungourney/Tracton
Quarter-Finals Winners of 1 v 2 from Round 4, I v Na Piarsaigh, J v B, H v D
Relegation Play Offs (to date): Dripsey, St Finbarr’s, Ballinhassig, Inniscarra 2, Ballygarvan, Milford, Ardgideen

County Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 3 Whites Cross 0-14 Lough Rovers 2-5
Quarter-Finals (A) O Donovan Rossa 1-10 Castletownroche 1-9
(B) Araglen 1-13 Randal Og 1-20
(C) Rathpeacon 1-15 Gleann na Laoi 0-10
(D) Belgooly 1-12 Whites Cross 1-15
Semi-Finals:
O’Donovan Rossa 2-11 Randal Óg 2-6
Rathpeacon 0-10 White’s Cross 0-10 draw
White’s Cross 0-9 Rathpeacon 0-4 - replay
Final: Whites Cross 0-12 O’Donovan Rossa 0-11

County U 21 Premier 1 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) BLARNEY v Douglas
(B) St Finbarr's v Valley Rovers
(C) Charleville v Duhallow
(D) Fr O' Neills 1-23 Glen Rovers 0-17
(E) St Colmans 1-12 Blackrock 0-23
(F) Killeaghita's v Sarsfields
(G) Shandrum v Midleton
(H) Na Piarsaigh a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1) Na Piarsaigh v A, F v G, C v St Colman’s, B v Glen Rovers

County U 21 Premier 2 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) Erins Own v BALLINCOLLIG
(B) Bishopstown v Ballinhassig
(C) Ibane Gaels v Carrigaline
(D) Ahane Gaels 3-20 Aghada 4-18
(E) Courcey Rovers 1-18 INNISCARRA 0-14
(F) Ballymartle 1-21 Tracton 1-16
(G) Mallow a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1) Mallow v A, C v Ahane Gaels, Inniscarra v B, Tracton a bye;
Courcey Rovers 1-18 Inniscarra 0-14
Courcey Rovers showed real determination to overcome the challenge of Inniscarra in this opening round of the U21 P2 hurling championship in Bandon. Their goalkeeper Timmy Keating brought off a number of high quality saves while wing forward Tadgh O’Sullivan was an inspirational figure throughout and ended the game with 12 points.
Inniscarra scored first with points from Stephen Dornan and Podge O’ Donoghue before Courceys replied. The mid Cork side increased their lead with well taken points from Jack Harrington and Dornan. Two places efforts and a lovely point from Tadgh O’Sullivan levelled the match, 0-4 apiece after 11 minutes.
Inniscarra points from Andrew McCarthy, Eddie O’Connor and Fergal O’Leary gave them a three point cushion. However, they squandered two glorious goal chances during this period with Keating denying Dornan and Eddie O’Connor from close range. Courcey Rovers landed two excellent points to leave them trailing by two, 0-10 to 0-8 at the break.
On the resumption, four points in a row edged Courceys in front. Inniscarra were denied a goal before Liam Ryan shot over the equaliser but Courceys landed two great points and had the wind in their sails now with Tadgh O’Sullivan landing two magnificent points from play to give his side a five point lead. Inniscarra desperately required a goal but Owen McCarthy was denied by another wonder save and Courceys lifted the siege and found the net after a superb jinking run from Michael O’Donovan.
Scorers for Inniscarra: F O’Leary 0-3, S Dornan, E O’Connor, L Ryan (’65), O McCarthy 0-2 each, P Donoghue, J Harrington, A McCarthy (f) 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman; Danny O’Herlihy, Ciarán Lombard, Jack O’Sullivan; Con O’Leary, Dave O’Carroll, Liam Buckley, Liam Ó Riain, Jack Harrington; Fergal O’Leary, Andrew McCarthy, Steve Dornan; Owen McCarthy, Podge O’Donoghue, Eddie O’Connor. Sub: Pádraig Holland on 40.

Mid Cork GAA Championships

Cork’s defeat by Limerick in the All Ireland senior hurling semi final at Croke Park has opened the way for the speedy and orderly completion of the divisional championships. In football, three of the semi finalists are now known: Canovee to meet Inniscarra and Ballincollig to play either Iveleary or Éire Óg. In hurling Cloughduv are already through to the final where they await the winners of the Ballinora v Blarney semi final.

Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

1st round:
A Ballincollig 3–8 Blarney 1-11
B Kilmurry 6-10 Cill na Martra 1-8
C Clondrohid 2-14 Dripsey 1-10
D Bl Á Ghaorthaidh 0-4 Canovee 3-17
E Kilmichael 0-10 Aghinagh 0-17
F Inniscarra 1-10 Iveleary 2-14
G Éire Óg 1-12 Donoughmore 0-12 aet.
2nd Round
Cill na Martra 4-10 Blarney 1-7
Dripsey 2-14 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-10
Inniscarra 3-15 Kilmichael 3-5
Donoughmore – a bye
Round Three
Donoughmore 0-13 Clondrohid 1-8
Aghinagh 0-9 Ballincollig 1-18
Éire Óg 3-9 Dripsey 1-11
Quarter Finals:
1 Ballincollig 2-14 Donoughmore 1-4
2 Éire Óg v Iveleary
3 Inniscarra 3-11 Cill na Martra 3-11
4 Canovee 2 -9 Kilmurry 1-8
Semi finals: Ballincollig v Éire Óg or Iveleary, Inniscarra v Canovee
Canovee 2 – 9 Kilmurry 1 – 8
Two quality teams, sharing the same parish and long time adversaries, clashed at the Castle Grounds Macroom in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship and the fine crowd present were treated to a real rousing old style championship contest, with full bloodied commitment, good scores, and a grand finale with a few intriguing twists. At the final whistle Canovee, divisional champions more often than any other team, had deservedly dethroned Kilmurry, the champions for the past two years, and this year’s competition has now been thrown wide open with at least three other teams all fancying their chances of ultimate glory.
Weather conditions at the well prepared Macroom venue were totally different to those prevailing for the weeks leading in to the game as the heat wave had ended, heavy rains had fallen, and continued to fall periodically during the contest, and it was felt that this would help the more seasoned Canovee side who had a distinct physical advantage over a Kilmurry team featuring nine of their current U 21 team, recently qualified for the county A semi final. On the night, Canovee were the more committed side, their defence was incredibly focussed, pitted against the talented Kilmurry attack, and at midfield Brian O’Donoghue won everything in the air and was the launch pad for many decisive attacks which gave the opposing defenders endless trouble. Despite all this, Kilmurry were only a goal adrift at half time, slugged it out with Canovee all through the second half to stay within striking distance and when they struck for a Joe Ryan goal in the 57th minute only a point separated the teams, 1-9 to 1-8 and there was every possibility of the game finishing level. Within a minute however Kilmurry’s dreams had been shattered when Sean O’Connor slammed in a Canovee goal at the other end but there was still more drama to follow as Kilmurry were subsequently awarded a penalty but goalkeeper Darren Shine made a fine save from Ryan’s spot kick and that finished any lingering Kilmurry hopes of saving the day.
Canovee started very well and Mark Healy put them a point up in less than a minute, doubled their advantage in the 12th minute, and then collected a long ball in from Denis O’Sulllivan before rounding his marker and planting the ball in the far corner of the Kilmurry net. Two Joe Ryan points from frees gave Kilmurry some respite early in the second quarter but were then answered by a point apiece from Conor Hughes and Seán O’Connor to maintain a five point Canovee advantage seven minutes from the break. Kilmurry, though always appearing to be struggling slightly, worked their way back into live contention with three points in a row, Ryan, Liam Wall and Kyle Kelleher the scorers, and when Mark Healy pointed a late Canovee free, his side led by 1-5 to 0-5 and could have been further in front at this stage.
The second half saw Canovee go further ahead with points from O’Connor and Healy, then matched by Kilmurry scores from Joe Ryan and William Buckley, 1-7 to 0-7 the score after 49 minutes. Aidan Murphy fisted over a Canovee point, Ryan answered with his fourth point from a free. In the 55th minute Seán O’Connor had a superb Canovee point but within a minute, Greg Barrett and Eoghan Clifford combined to put Joe Ryan in possession close to the Canovee goal and despite the gallant effort of goalkeeper Shine, Ryan’s deflected blast found the net to leave Canovee leading now by only a single point, 1-9 to 1-8. Seán O’Connor’s goal immediately after seemingly ended the uncertainty about the outcome again but then came the penalty award. Kilmurry’s failure to get a return from this assured Canovee of a victory which they were well worthy of.
Scorers: Canovee: M Healy 1-4 (0-1f), S O’Connor 1-3, C Hughes and A Murphy 0-1 each. Kilmurry: J Ryan 1-5 (0-5f), L Wall, K Kelleher and W Buckley 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Patrick Buckley, James McCarthy, Liam Kelleher: Michael Dunne, Brian Aherne, Eoghan Lehane: Denis Murphy, Brian O’Donoghue: Aidan Murphy, Conor Hughes, Denis O’Sullivan: James Moynihan, Seán O’Connor, Mark Healy. Subs: Michael Deasy for C Hughes 34, Andrew Cronin for D Murphy 39, Blake Ring for E Lehane 55.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Fionn Warren, Kevin Barrett, John O’Mullane: Liam Long, Dave McCarthy, James O’Mullane: Marco Healy, Greg Barrett: Kyle Kelleher, Seán Warren, Liam Wall: Eoghan Clifford, Joe Ryan, William Buckley. Subs: Brian Hinchion for M Healy 45, William Ronan for Jn O’Mullane 55, Jonathan Buckley for S Warren 55.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom.
Donoughmore 0 – 13 Clondrohid 1 – 8
Donoughmore qualified for a quarter final meeting with Ballincollig after a deserved win over Clondrohid at Coachford in a lack- lustre Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship 3rd round tie. Donoughmore, boosted by their county U21 triumph a week earlier, dominated the first half but a goal in injury time for Clondrohid left only three points between the teams at the break, 0-8 to 1-2, a difference which hugely flattered Clondrohid. Donoughmore raised a six point lead once again after the restart but then three points in a row for the losers again left only three points between the sides with ten minutes remaining. Clondrohid gave as good as they got in that period but Donoughmore playing controlled football, were able to protect their lead and dealt capably with two strong probes as Clondrohid tried desperately for the goal they needed to save the day.
It was all Donoughmore in the first quarter. Points from Tadhg Collins, Kevin Kearney, Gearóid O’Rourke and Martin O’Sulllivan had them four clear before Fergal Kelleher had an opening point for Clondrohid in the 9th minute and Darren Lucey and Leon Cogan added points to leave them 0-6 to 0-1 ahead at the end of the first quarter. In a rare Clondrohid attack, Fergal Kelleher was unlucky to see his rasping shot hit the crossbar and bounce clear in the 16th minute and Stephen Looney and Tadhg Collins increased the Donoughmore lead further before Fergal Kelleher, in time added on, kicked over a fine point and then kicked a goal set up by Darren Dineen had intercepted an attempted clearance out of the Donoughmore defence. Donoughmore led by 0-8 to 1-2 at the break and should have been much further ahead at this stage.
The second half was much more evenly played out with Donoughmore seemingly on the road to victory with further points from O’Rourke, O’Sullivan and Cogan, 0-11 to 1-2 the score after 40 minutes. Clondrohid introduced four substitutes into attack in the remaining period and had Donoughmore under increasing pressure. Two points from Darren Dineen were followed by another from Mathew McDonagh to reduce the leeway down to three points with ten minutes remaining and Donoughmore were now in danger for the first time in the game. The loss of Darren Dineen to injury was a setback but when Leon Cogan pointed a Donoughmore free, corner back Jeremy O’Sulllivan came forward for Clondrohid to reduce the gap back to a single score once again three minutes from time. Again Donoughmore forged four ahead through Collins, McDonagh brought the gap back to three as the game went into stoppage time. Clondrohid pressed strongly but had to be content with a point when Jeremy O’Sullivan’s shot was tipped over for a point in the dying seconds and Donoughmore held on for a deserved victory.
Scorers: Donoughmore: T Collins 0-3, L Cogan 0-3 (0-2f), S O’Rourke, M O’Sullivan 0-2 each, K Kearney (f), D Lucey and S Looney 0-1 each. Clondrohid: F Kelleher 1-2, D Dineen 0-2 (0-1f), M McDonagh 0-2, J O’Sullivan 0-2 (0-1f).
Donoughmore: Kevin O’Riordan: Adrian Looney, Aidan Corkery, St John Forde: Paul Crowley, Jamie Twomey, Daniel Forde: Darren Lucey, Stephen Looney: Martin O’Sullivan, Conor O’Rourke, Leon Cogan: Tadhg Collins, Gearóid O’Rourke, Kevin Kearney. Sub: Kealan Forde for Keanney h/t.
Clondrohid: Seán O’Callaghan: Conor O’Leary, Trevor O’Brien, Jeremy O’Sullivan: John Corkery, Brian Corcoran, Conor Flanagan: Shane Dineen, Neilus Murphy: Stephen O’Riordan, Tadhg Ring, Mark Creed: Shane Creed, Fergal Kelleher, Darren Dineen. Subs: Mathew McDonagh for Ring and Callum Lynch for S Creed both 40, Danny O’Riordan for S O’Riordan 50, Paddy Lynch for D Dineen inj 55. Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Canovee.
Inniscarra 3 – 15 Kilmichael 3 – 5
Inniscarra, with Cork senior hurler Seán O’Donoghue impressing in attack, went through to the quarter final stage of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football championship and a meeting with Cill na Martra, after their comprehensive win over Kilmichael at Carrigadrohid in a second round encounter. The opening exchanges were fairly evenly contested but a goal from Conor Buckley in the 10th minute put Inniscarra clear at 1-2 to 0-2 and aided by the strong wind they piled on the pressure, put scores on the board and had an interval lead of 2-9 to 0-3 which looked even then to be too much for Kilmichael to rein in.
Early Kilmichael points from Conor Cotter and Danny Twomey were matched by a brace from an in-form Dan O’Connell for Inniscarra and Conor Buckley’s tenth minute goal was followed by a third point from O’Connell and then one from Shane Buckley before two points from Seán O’Donoghue gave Inniscarra a 1-6 to 0-2 lead by the 20thminute. Cork footballer, Peter Kelleher, clearly hampered by his recent injury, interrupted the flow of Inniscarra scores with a point for Kilmichael three minutes later but the winners were by now dominant in most sectors and further enhanced their position in the run up to half time with points from Aaron O’Raw, O’Connell and Jack Hayes and a smashing goal from Seán O’Donoghue in the 27th minute. With a twelve point interval lead Inniscarra looked to be in a strong position at the break.
Kilmichael scored first in the second half with a Cathal Foley point but points from Hayes and Shane Buckley for ‘Scarra in reply indicated that the winners were well focussed. A goal for Kilmichael in the 40th minute, Brendan Cotter’s free into the goalmouth knocked past the goalkeeper by substitute Shane Foley, was followed by a Danny Twomey point and then a 47th minute goal from Twomey to leave only six points between the sides, 2-11 to 2-5, but Dan O’Connell immediately kicked over a point to steady Inniscarra and Jack Hayes had another to further ease any anxieties.
Inniscarra introduced some fresh legs from the bench and substitute Adam O’Connell was on hand to drive the loose ball to the net in the 53rd minute after Kilmichael goalkeeper Stephen O’Leary had done well to stop a close range block buster from Dan O’Connell but this goal was matched by a third for the losers from Finbarr Dromey three minutes later. A point apiece from their star forwards, Seán O’Donoghue and Dan O’Connell closed the scoring and left Inniscarra comfortable winners after a highly competent display.
Scorers: Inniscarra: S O’Donoghue 1-3 (0-12f), C Buckley and A O’Connell 1-0 each, D O’Connell 0-6, J Hayes 0-3, S Buckley 0-2, A O’Raw 0-1. Kilmichael: D Twomey 1-2 (0-2f), S Foley and F Dromey 1-0 each, C Cotter, P Kelleher and C Foley 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: John O’Keeffe, John O’Callaghan, Donal O’Callaghan: Cathal Griffin, Alan Sheehan, Jack O’Dwyer: Conor Buckley, Aaron O’Raw; Liam Collins, Seán O’Donoghue, Shane Buckley: Jack Hayes, Steven Dornan, Dan O’Connell. Subs; Kevin O’Herlihy for D O’Callaghan inj 35, Adam O’Connell for Dornan 48, Conor Cronin for J O’Keeffe 50, David O’Keeffe for L Collins 55.
Kilmichael: Stephen O’Leary: Colin Murphy, John O’Mahony, Kevin Murphy: Brendan Cotter, Finbarr Buckley, Barry Kelleher: Cathal Fo,ley, Finbarr Dromey: Alan Murphy, Conor Cotter, Simon Foley: Micheál masters, Peter Kelleher, Danny Twomey. Subs: Shane Foley for B Kelleher, Peter Daly for B Cotter, Alan Dromey for J O’Mahony. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.
Éire Óg 3 – 9 Dripsey 1 – 11
Éire Óg and Dripsey served up a very entertaining Round 3 game in the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football championship at Ballincollig. The sides were level with only three minutes of regulation time left but Éire Óg got the lucky break needed to win championship games and they outscored Dripsey by 1-2 to 0-1 in the closing minutes to qualify for a quarter final tilt with Iveleary. Dripsey will regret their many missed scoring opportunities early on, including two goal chances not availed of.
Dripsey managed to take an early lead when David O Sullivan and John O’Riordan both had points before Brian Hurley had the winner’s first point in the 10th minute. Aaron O’Riordan’s point restored the Dripsey two point advantage but then a goal from Fintan Brennan put Éire Óg in front and they followed with points from their best forward Dylan Foley and Brennan. A goal from Foley in the 19th minute, followed immediately by a point from a free, left Éire Óg 2-4 to 0-3 in front but Dripsey replied with points from Eoghan Maher and Mark O’Sulllivan to cut the difference to five points at the interval.
Substitute Mark O Sullivan, not started because of as leg injury, was to make a major impression on the game in the second half. He had his second point in the 37th minute and his brother David added on another a minute later to leave one goal between the teams. Paul McDonagh eased the situation for the Ovens men with a point but Mark O’Sullivan found the net with a blistering drive in the 389th minute and three minutes later levelled matters with a point, 2-5 to 1-8 the score. Dylan Foley and David O’Sulllivan exchanged points, Brian Hurley and Aaron O’Riordan did likewise to leave the teams still deadlocked in the 54th minute. Éire Óg got the breaks during the remaining playing time and they secured a rather fortuitous goal in the 57th minute when a hasty clearance in the Dripsey goalmouth rebounded over the goal line off David Sheahan, Dylan Foley added on a point to make their position even more secure and a late exchange of points left Éire Óg still four point clear at the final whistle.
Scorers: Eire Óg: Dylan Foley 1-4 (0-1 f), Fintan Brennan 1-1, David Sheahan 1-0, Brian Hurley 0-2, Paul McDonagh and Paul Ryan 0-1 each. Dripsey: Mark O Sullivan 1-3, David O’Sullivan 0-3 (0-1f), Eoghan Maher 0-3 (0-1 f), John O’Riordan and Aaron O’Riordan (0-1 each).
Eire Óg: Eoin Kelleher: Philip O Sullivan, Diarmuid Dineen, Denis O’Keeffe: Ross McCarthy, Alan O Mahony, Michael Corkery: Donnacha Kelly, Paul McDonagh: Fintan Brennan, Dermot Hurley, John Kelleher: Brian Hurley, Dylan Foley, David Sheahan. Subs: David Twomey ht., Jack Murphy 38, Rian O’Flynn 50, Paul Ryan.
Dripsey: James Cotter: David Galvin, John O’Riordan, Daniel Buckley: John Carey, Seán Murphy, Michael O’Riordan: Aidan Murray, Eoghan Maher: Diarmuid O’Riordan, Martin O’Sullivan, Aaron O’Riordan: Conor Dunne, David O’Sullivan, Aidan Buckley. Subs: Killian Kelleher 7, Mark O’Sullivan 26, Stephen Murray 39, Jack Casey 57. Referee: Mr Dave Murnane (Macroom).
Ballincollig 2 – 12 Donoughmore 1 - 4
Ballincollig are through to the Ross Oil JAFC semi-final after outclassing Donoughmore at Blarney. The victors blitzed Donoughmore in the opening quarter and led by 2-8 to 0-1 after 18 minutes and it was 2-10 to 0-2 at half time. However, Ballincollig will be disappointed with their second half performance which only yielded two points while the closing quarter was extremely scrappy from both sides.
Ballincollig have plenty of experience within their ranks and they raced into an early lead with points from the lively Darren Murphy, Jordan O’Connor and Eoin O’Reilly. Donoughmore’s Gearoid O’Rourke was winning possession upfront and Leon Cogan converted a free after the rangy full forward was fouled. Ballincollig were dominating possession around midfield with Stephen Coughlan and Niall Allen launching attack after attack. A well worked move involving John Kelly and Colin Weste resulted in Robert Burke finding the net. Darren Murphy looked razor sharp up front and he clipped over his third point from a placed effort after being fouled. Another super move involving Kelly, Burke and Darren Murphy put through Colin Weste for a second goal to effectively end the game as a contest. Gearoid O’Rourke clipped over a point to leave his side trailing by 2-10 to 0-2 at the break.
The third quarter was certainly pedestrian with Darren Murphy pointing on 41 minutes. Donoughmore kept on battling though and were rewarded when Leon Cogan found the net after a good move with O’Rourke. The game really petered out as a contest in the final quarter with a number of niggly fouls resulting in numerous stoppages as Ballincollig marched on.
Scorers: Ballincollig: D Murphy 0-5 (1f), C Weste 1-2 (1f), R Burke 1-0, E O’Reilly 0-2, N Allen, J O’Connor, R Burke 0-1 each. Donoughmore: L Cogan 1-2 (2f), G O’Rourke, T Collins 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: C Noonan; D Murphy, S O’Donoghue, J Murray; C Coleman, N Galvin, R Burke; N Allen, S Coughlan; E O’Reilly, R Noonan, J O’Connor; C Weste, J Kelly, D Murphy. Subs: D Bowen for J O’Connor (45), B Cotter for E O’Reilly (48), C Collins for D Murphy ( B/C, 50), S O’Neill for J Murray ( 55), F Denny for S Coughlan (55).
Donoughmore: K O’Riordan; A Looney, A Corkery, St John Forde; P Crowley, J Twomey, D Forde; D Lucey, S Looney; M O’Sullivan, C O’Rourke, L Cogan; T Collins, G O’Rourke, L Cogan; T Collins, G O’Rourke, K Kearney. Subs: S Sexton for St. John Forde, K Forde for A Looney ( B/C, 50), J Kennedy for L Cogan ( inj, 60). Referee: Mr Pat O’Leary, Kilmurry.
Inniscarra 3-11 Cill na Martra 1-10
Inniscarra had a good win over Cill na Martra in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship at a sunny Kilmurry. Inniscarra led from the 2nd minute, were particularly impressive in the second quarter and were in a strong position at half time when they were leading by ten points. Cill na Martra, missing the injured Mike Ó Deasúna, were much improved in the second half and never gave up but there was no danger that Inniscarra were going to lose their advantage and on their present form, they will give Canovee a right battle in the semi final.
Inniscarra, were quickly into their stride with early points from Conor Cronin and county hurler Seán O’Donoghue. Liam Ó Loinsigh had a point for Cill na Martra but Inniscarra had further points from Tomás O’Connor and Cronin before midfielder Conor Buckley ran through the centre of the Cill na Martra defence in the 13th minute to blast to the net. Points were exchanged before Inniscarra had further points from O’Donoghue, O’Connor and Liam Collins and when Dean MacCarthaigh pointed a free in reply, ‘Scarra hit back with a 19th minute goal from Tomas O’Connor, who then added a point. Inniscarra were heading for ultimate victory leading by 2-9 to 0-5 at the break.
Cill na Martra started the second half well with two points from Maidhcí Ó Duinnin but a second goal from Tomás O’Connor killed off any gathering momentum for the losers. To their credit, Cill na Martra responded well, Damien Ó hUrdail scoring a superb goal in the 34th minute and pointing a free on 40, but ‘Scarra with a lead of seven points were content to contain the opposition. Dean MacCarthaigh reduced the gap further with a 48th minute point, and the game finished with an exchange of points between MacCarthaigh and Adam O’Connell.
Scorers: Inniscarra: T O’Connor 2-3, C Buckley 1-0, S O’Donoghue 0-3, C Cronin 0-2, A O’Connell 0-2, L Collins 0-1. Cill na Martra: D Ó hUrdail 1-3 (0-2f), D MacCarthaigh 0-3, M Ó Duinnín 0-3, L Ó Loinsigh 0-1.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: John O’Keeffe, John O’Callaghan, Donal O’Callaghan: Cathal Griffin, Alan Sheehan, Jack O’Dwyer: Conor Buckley, Adam O’Connell: Liam Collins, Seán O’Donoghue, Shane Buckley: Steven Dornan, Tomás O’Connor, Conor Cronin. Subs: David O’Keeffe for C Griffin 38, Aaron O’Raw for L Collins 45, Jack Hayes for S Buckley 55.
Cill na Martra: Séamuisín Ó Conaill: Nollaig Ó Loinsigh, Finén Ó Faoláin, Marc Ó Goillidhe: Pádraig Ó Críodáin, Seanachán Ó Loinsigh, Alan Ó Mocháin: Cathal MacSuibhne, Criostóir Ó Meachair: Damien Ó hUrdail, Maidhci Ó Duinnín, Colm Ó Laoire: Dean MacCarthaigh, Liam Ó Loinsigh, Stíofán Ó Conaill. Subs: Evan Ó Cathasaigh for C MacSuibhne h/t, Pádraig Ó Conchuir for S Ó Conaill 50. Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
Naomh Abán 3-10 Ballincollig 3-8
Aghinagh 2-6 Ballinora 0-5
Donoughmore 1-18 Grenagh 1-1
Macroom v Kilmurry
Inniscarra 1-12 Iveleary 0-4
Aghabullogue 0-9 Canovee 0-9
Quarter Finals:
1. Aghinagh v Naomh Aban
2. Donoughmore v Macroom or Kilmurry
Semi Finals: Winner 1 v Winner 2 ; Inniscarra v Aghabullogue or Canovee ,

Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship

Round 1
A Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Gleann na Laoi
B Kilmichael v Éire Óg
C Dripsey v Clondrohid
D Macroom v Ballincollig
Semi Finals: Winner A v Winner B; Winner C v Winner D

MJK Oils Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Iveleary 0-16 Ballincollig 0-14
B Cloughduv 3-25 Éire Óg 3-13
C Ballinora 3-18 Donoughmore 2-6
D Blarney 4-18 Kilmichael 1-23 aet.
Round 2
Ballincollig 1-20 Kilmichael 3-17
Éire Óg 0-17 Donoughmore 0-6
Round 3:
Cloughduv 3-22 Kilmichael 1-9
Blarney 2 – 11 Éire Óg 0 - 14
Semi finals: Cloughduv 5-19 Iveleary 2-4 ; Ballinora v Blarney
Blarney 2 – 11 Éire Óg 0 - 14
Blarney edged out Éire Óg in a cracking MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior A hurling championship quarter final game played at Ballincollig. Goals from Ciaran Buckley and a cool finish from former Cork minor Barra O’Connell in the closing minute proved crucial.
This was a terrific championship contest from start to finish. The Ovens outfit lost their highly talented dual player Colm O’Callaghan after 5 minutes and will also have plenty of regrets at losing a six point lead held early in the second half.
Éire Óg opened the registered the opening score through the experienced John Dineen before Ciarán Buckley replied for the Blarney men. The Ovens side forged ahead with Dylan Foley landing three points without reply after some very sloppy defending from Blarney.
Further points from Paul Ryan (65), and Dineen (f) extended their lead before Blarney’s goalkeeper James Walsh brought off two excellent saves from Dylan Foley and Paul Ryan to keep his side in touch. Blarney were very wasteful with possession on occasions, although Patrick Crowley and James Dineen pointed to leave them trailing by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break.
When Éire Óg extended that lead with points from David Kirwan and John Dineen it looked a long way back for Blarney. But they stormed back into the game with James Dineen landing three placed efforts and Patrick Crowley landing a classy score. Moments later a brilliant team move was finished to the net by Ciaran Buckley after a super run by the hard working Keith Costello. Dylan Foley landed an equaliser for the Ovens side with an excellent score with the game in melting pot.
Both James Dineen and John Dineen landed a brace apiece before Éire Óg’s Fintan Brennan landed a magnificent equaliser from an impossible angle. However, Blarney launched a super counter attack with Barra O’Connell finishing to the net after a great pass from Brian Deasy. Blarney survived a couple of goalmouth scrambles to advance to a semi final meeting with Ballinora .
Scorers for Blarney: J Dineen 0-6 (5f), C Buckley 1-1, P Crowley 0-3, B O’Connell 1-0, R O’Donovan 0-1.
Scorers for Éire Óg: J Dineen 0-5 (2f), D Foley 0-4, P Ryan 0-2 (65), S Desmond, D Kirwan, F Brennan 0-1 each.
Blarney: J Walsh; L Madden, D Cronin, S O’Brien; E Mullane, S Crowley, D McSweeney; R O’Donovan, K Costello; B Deasy, J D Good, P Crowley; E Hyland, C Buckley, J Dineen. Subs: C Forde for E Hyland (h/t), E McCarthy for JD Good(h/t), B Dennehy for C Buckley (40), B O’Connell for C Forde.
Éire Óg: C Keane; P O’Sullivan, D Kelly, D O’Keeffe, S Desmond, L Murphy, D Dineen; D Murphy, E Kelleher; F Brennan, C O’Callaghan, P Ryan; D Foley, J Dineen R McCarthy. Subs: D Kirwan for C O’Callaghan (inj, 5), A O’Riordan for D Murphy (h/t). Referee: Colm Ó Mocháin Uas., Cill Na Martra.
Cloughduv 5 – 19 Iveleary 2 – 4
Champions Cloughduv are on course to retain their title after qualifying for another final of the MJK Oils Mid Cork Junior Hurling championship with a comprehensive win over Iveleary in the semi final at Kilmichael. Iveleary after a fine opening twenty minutes, were subsequently overwhelmed by the all round hurling ability of their fit, determined and skilful opponents.
Early points for Cloughduv from Mark Verling and Mark Walsh were followed by a fine goal from play from the outstanding Iveleary full forward Cathal Vaughan after a run out of defence by Ciarán O’Riordan. Vaughan, who was to do all the scoring for Iveleary, with a point from a free, gave Iveleary a 1-1 to 0-2 lead after seven minutes but two points from Brian Verling frees soon brought Cloughduv level. Mark Verling eased them in front and the first Cloughduv goal from Brian Verling in the 12th minute had the champions leading 1-5 to 1-2 at the end of the first quarter when Vaughan pointed an Iveleary free. Brian Verling fired home his second goal but in the 20th minute Cathal Vaughan shot a low ball to the Cloughduv net from a penalty, followed up with another point from a free and only two points separated the sides ten minutes from the break, 2-5 to 2-3. In the run up to half time however Cloughduv asserted their superiority with four additional points, James Moynihan banged in a third goal, and leading by 3-9 to 2-3, Cloughduv had their passage to the final already assured at this stage.
Iveleary were to add only a single point to the tally in the second half and that from another Vaughan free a minute from time. Cloughduv remained focussed for much of the half and Mark Walsh gathered a quickly hit short free from Verling to smash in a goal in the 42nd minute and substitute Kevin BarryMurphy had another very late in the game. Donal Corkery struck over some fine points and Cloughduv while happy to be in the final, have not yet been tested.
Scorers: Cloughduv: B Verling 2-6 (0-5f), M Walsh 1-3, J Moynihan 1-1, K BarryMurphy 1-0, M Verling 0-4 (0-2f, 0-1 sideline), A Ahern 0-1. Iveleary: C Vaughan 2-4 (1-0 pen., 0-3f).
Cloughduv: Cormac O’Driscoll: Aodh Twomey, Brian Ahern, Patrick Buckley; Ger Ahern, David O’Leary, Eoghan Clifford; Aidan Murphy, Mark Verling: Mark Walsh, Andrew Cronin, Donal Corkery: Brian Verling, Joe Ryan, James Moynihan. Subs: Seán Curzon for Ryan inj 45, Aidan Ahern for Twomey 48, Kevin BarryMurphy for Moynihan 48, Liam Long for G Ahern 50.
Iveleary: Eamonn Creedon: Ger O’Riordan, Daniel O’Riordan, Shane Galvin; Kevin Manning, James M O’Leary, Ciarán Galvin; Barry Murphy, Finbarr McSweeney: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr, Ciarán O’Riordan, Ger McSweeney: David Dineen, Cathal Vaughan, James O’Donovan. Subs; Darren Kelly for Dineen 32, P J McNulty for G McSweeney inj 36, John O’Callaghan for F McSweeney Jnr 40, Josh Pickering for Manning 52. Referee: John Ryan, Macroom.

Junior B Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round: Gleann na Laoi 1-12 Laochra Óg 2-5
Round 1
A Laochra Óg v Blarney
B Grenagh v Ballinora
C Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Round 2
1 Winner A v Winner B; 2 Winner C v Gleann na Laoi; 3 Cloughduv v Donoughmore; 4 Aghabullogue v Inniscarra
Semi Finals: Winner 1 v Winner 2, Cloughduv v Winner 4

All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Final

LIMERICK 3-32 CORK 2-31 (After extra-time)
Another glorious, gripping, and memorable match was added to the 2018 hurling collection but, unfortunately, Cork came out on the wrong end on the scoreline. It has been a wonderful year for Cork hurling supporters and, while disappointed now, there is great hope for the future of this present young Rebel squad.
Limerick, who trailed by six points with 63 minutes on the clock, carved out a victory that was coated in character. Despite Limerick’s flurry, which yielded seven points in a row Patrick Horgan forced extra-time with a majestic free. Limerick seized control in the closing half of extra time as substitutes Shane Dowling and Pat Ryan planted goals to earn a passage into the decider. Limerick’s replacements contributed 2-6 during a frenetic encounter that will be fondly recalled for the sheer courage and class exhibited.
From the outset two evenly matched teams thundered into the contest witnessed by a captivated 71,073 audience. Cork, the Munster champions, led by 0-10 to 0-8 by the 25th minute but Limerick went in at the interval armed with a slender 1-12 to 0-14 advantage. Limerick were that little bit slicker converting opportunities landing 1-12 from 21 attempts, while Cork registered 0-14 from 25.
After the restart, though, Cork flashed a reminder of their considerable skill and speed edging 0-20 to 1-15 in front by the 44th minute. Cork were still two ahead when Lehane burst through to blast a goal in the 53rd minute and Lehane added a point and Cork led by 1-26 to 1-20 with seven minutes of normal time remaining, but Limerick came again and stitched a seven point sequence together. Under crushing pressure Cork stayed calm with Patrick Horgan ice cool converting a last gasp free meaning extra-time was necessary.
Following the first period Limerick’s 1-30 to 1-29 advantage was slender, but Shane Dowling buried a penalty in the 84th minute and 90 seconds later another replacement Pat Ryan added a third Limerick goal.
A goal from a Patrick Horgan free proved to be a late consolation for Cork.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 1-11 (1-10fs), Conor Lehane 1-3, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-4, Shane Kingston and Daniel Kearney 0-3 each, Seamus Harnedy and Mark Coleman (1 sideline) 0-2 each, Luke Meade, Christopher Joyce, Jack O’Connor 0-1 each
CORK: Anthony Nash; SEÁN O’ O’DONOGHUE (INNISCARRA), Damien Cahalane, Colm Spillane; Christopher Joyce, Eoin Cadogan, MARK COLEMAN (BLARNEY); Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Luke Meade, Seamus Harnedy, Daniel Kearney; Patrick Horgan, Shane Kingston, Conor Lehane.
Subs: Robbie O’Flynn for Kingston (55), Mark Ellis for Kearney (60), Tim O’Mahony for Meade (65), Michael Cahalane for Cadogan (70), Daniel Kearney for M Cahalane (71), M Cahalane for Harnedy (77), Shane Kingston for Fitzgibbon (78), Jack O’Connor for Kearney (84).

All Ireland Intermediate Hurling Final

Cork 2-19 Kilkenny 0-18
Cork claimed their ninth All Ireland Intermediate title in all, following a close battle with titleholders Kilkenny at Nowlan Park in what may prove to be the last Intermediate grade final. Goals were key, and full-forward Dan Mangan supplied both – one in either half. Cork led at half time by 1-10 to 0-8 and crucially the Rebels maintained the upper hand, their advantage never going below three points. By the three-quarter juncture, Cork were 1-16 to 0-13 to the good, Kilkenny pegged back the deficit to three points, but Mangan’s second goal 10 minutes from time put the game beyond Kilkenny’s reach.
Scorers for Cork: D Mangan (2-2), S Condon (0-7, 0-6 frees), C O’Leary (0-2 frees) and C Murphy (0-3 each), J Walsh (0-2), S Hegarty and M Collins (0-1 each).
Cork: S Hurley (St Finbarr’s); N Motherway (Dungourney), M Russell (Aghada, Capt), G Mellerick (Fr O’Neill’s); C O’Leary (Valley Rovers), S O’Donovan (Mayfield), J Cronin (Lisgoold); N Kelly (Mayfield), S Hegarty (Dungourney); J Walsh (Valley Rovers), C Murphy (Mallow), M Collins (Ballinhassig); C Fleming (Aghada), D Mangan (St Catherine’s), S Condon (Harbour Rovers).
Subs: C O’Brien (St Ita’s) (26 ), D O’Neill (Mayfield) (40), L O’Shea (Lisgoold) (48), M O’Sullivan (Tracton) (52).
Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Hurling

Cork 3-26 Wexford 0-13
Cork cantered into a first All-Ireland U21 final in 20 years on the back of a clinical 22-point defeat of Wexford at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Denis Ring’s side led from the fifth minute and dominated from there through to the finish against a disappointing Wexford side. Nine of the Cork squad had featured on the senior panel that lost their All-Ireland semi-final to Limerick only six days before, so the win comes as a timely fillip for them and the county at large. Wexford ambitions were dented badly with the loss to injury of the St Martin’s cousins Rory and Joe O’Connor but it is unlikely their presence would have swung this one their team’s way as Wexford played so poorly on the day. The Leinster runners-up just had no answer to the power, pace and precision of a side containing seniors stars such as Darragh Fitzgibbon, Shane Kingston and Mark Coleman and that trio was amply aided by a host of others.
Tim O’Mahony did the most damage in the first quarter, the Newtownshandrum full-forward claiming two goals after seven and nine minutes. Wexford would never recover and the gap at the break was already an alarming eleven points with Cork having posted 2-14 at that stage. The second-half, played out in front of a disappointing crowd of 3,538 at the Kilkenny venue, was merely a stroll in the park for Cork.
Scorers for Cork: D Dalton (0-8, 6 frees); T O’Mahony (2-2); J O’Connor, S Kingston and C Cahalane (all 0-4); L Healy (1-1); A Myers (0-2 frees); C O’Leary (0-1).
Cork: G Collins; D Lowney, E Murphy, N O’Leary; J Cashman, G Millerick, B Hennessy; MARK COLEMAN (BLARNEY), D Fitzgibbon; R O’Flynn, D Dalton, S Kingston; L Healy, T O’Mahony, J O’Connor. Subs: C Cahalane for Millerick (36); A Myers for Dalton (53); D Connery for Fitzgibbon (55); C O’Leary for Kingston (59); C O’Callaghan for Coleman (61).

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Donal Mulcahy, sponsor of jerseys for Laochra Óg U7 Camogie team. ©

 Laochra Óg

9th July U7 girls Jersey presentation by Mulcahy Insurance Ltd Macroom, sponsorship much appreciated. U7 girls played Eire Óg in their first match. Thanks to Micheal and Nora Mc Carthy of Glenmill restaurant for the use of Teerbeg for training and matches.
12th July Stephen Duggan of Duggan Steel Millstreet and family sponsored all the new goalposts seen in Teerbeg. Nets were sponsored by Nutricia. Greatly appreciated.
13th July Under 10 boys defeated Kilmichael in a great game of hurling. We had three new players joining the panel. Thanks to FOLLÁIN our team sponsors. Carthach Keane paid a visit to our u12 boys and girls in Teerbeg. He did some coaching with them and gave tips on how to improve their hurling and camogie skills .Thanks Cathrach.
15th July U9 camogie Girls took part in a blitz, playing 3 matches in Bandon and three in Cloughduv. Special thanks to our trainers and to parents for their continued support and to our sponsor, Matt Murphy Pharmacy.
17th July Under 10 boys won in Enniskeane against St. Mary’.
20th July U12 Hurlers played away to Fastnet Gaels at Ballydehob. In a close match, they lost 5:11 to 5:8. Thanks to team sponsor Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging.
23rd July U16 championship semi final. LaochraÓg 4-7 Western Gaels 1-15.
25th July U14 league and championship semi final. LaochraÓg 2-11 Kilbree 0-10. Thanks to our sponsors M & J Kelleher.
26th July U15 Camogie team played Eire Óg in the Muskerry league in Ballyvourney. All girls got a minimum of 40 minutes. Eire Óg won well. Thanks to Healys Spar team Sponsors and Coláiste Ghobnatan for use of their pitch.
31st July Well done to our u11s on a great win in Teerbeg against Ballincollig in the Muskerry league. Thanks to sponsors Macroom Tidy Towns.
2nd August Our U7 & U9 girls played St. Colums in Teerbeg. St Colum’s went home with two wins. U14s Camogie team played Carrigtwohill in the quarter finals of County league. The game ended Carrigtwohill 8_05 to Laochra Óg 4_05. Thanks to team sponsors Hickeys Kitchens and Bedrooms .
Camp 4 Champs Camogie and hurling Camp ages 6 to u15 can register online Laochra Óg website follow link. Ballyvourney Coláiste Ghobnatan starting Tuesday August 14th to 16th. 10.30 am to 2pm each day. Further details on line. New members get free club membership from first day of camp. Spare helmets and hurleys loaned out to beginners.
50/50 Lotto 19th July Winner Helen O’Brien €358. Seller Suzann €25. €25 voucher for Glenview Motors Macroom/ Glenmill Clondrohid went to Amy, Sophie and Molly Mulcahy, Macroom. 30th July Winner Bosco Cotter, Macroom €378. Seller Derry Murphy €25.

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Caleb Dinneen (grandson, son of Dennis) with U-8s, having presented them with their medals at Macroom GAA Cúl Camp ©Con Kelleher

 Macroom G.A.A.

Macroom 3-6 Caha Óg 1-14
Macroom lost narrowly to Caha Óg ( Adrigole/ Glengarriff) in this county semi-final of the U-15 B Championship at Ballingeary. The first half was evenly contested with Macroom and Caha level at 0-4 each after 25 minutes. Macroom then jumped ahead with a goal and a point within a minute, the goal coming from Mark Hunt. Disappointingly, Macroom failed to hold this lead, and Caha registered 1-2 without reply to lead at half time by 1-6 to 1-5. Dylan Molyneaux scored Macroom’s second goal in the first minute of the second half to lead again. Caha notched 5 unanswered points before Macroom levelled the match with a Mairtin Sosa goal. Dominating the last 10 minutes, Caha outscored Macroom by 3 points to 1 and emerged victorious.
Congratulations to Brian Healy (U-14s/U-15s/U-16s) who played for Cork U-14 hurlers last week-end.
Macroom Minors played Kilmurry and fielded many young players. Eventually, they lost by 2 points but could have nicked it.
U-8s/U-7s: played Canovee and did very well.
Fixtures: Thursday: U-12s will play a blitz in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. U-14s, Macroom v. Owen Gaels, venue to be decided.
Saturday: U10s and U-11s host Kenmare in T.C.P. for four matches in the morning.

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Older group of U12/13s at the FAI Summer camp. ©Darragh Deasy

 Macroom FC

AGM. The Annual General meeting of Macroom FC took place recently in the Murrayfield clubhouse with a large attendance present. All aspects of interest in the club were discussed and there is much to look forward to this coming season. Chairperson, Denis Murray, welcomed all in attendance and thanked each person for contributing their own time to run Macroom FC. He congratulated all players and management for representing the club so well and there was a special mention of all teams who won trophies and promotion in the 2017/18 season. There was also appreciation shown to grounds, lotto, and general club committee members.
JJ Murphy (Treasurer) gave a detailed breakdown of the club's finances, which are in a healthy state. He thanked all who have sponsored and supported the club over the season. He warned however of the ongoing importance of the club lotto and other fundraising events. These are vital in financing day to day running of the club. With 20 teams now representing Macroom FC, running costs are higher than ever before. President, Willie O' Riordan, reiterated the thanks expressed by the Chairperson and Treasurer and encouraged as many people as possible to get involved in the club. He also expressed satisfaction with the performances of all teams.
Election of Officers: Honorary President: Willie O' Riordan. Chairperson: Denis Murray. Treasurer: JJ Murphy. Assistant Treasurer: Darrin Ring. Secretary: William O' Riordan. Registration Secretary: Gearoid Griffin. Child Welfare Officer: Rhys Hopkins. Membership Officer: Denis Murray. PRO: Darragh Deasy / Gearoid Griffin.
The general club committee will be made up of all officers, lotto committee and team managers.
FAI Festival of Football---Cork 2018. As part of the FAI Festival of Football and AGM, the FAI Roadshow with the FAI President and surprise guests will be visiting Macroom FC (Murrayfield) on Thursday August 16th, commencing at 9.40 am. This promises to be a very exciting event for the club and the town of Macroom and we would love to see as many people as possible join us to welcome our guests. We will be unveiling a plaque in honour of our deceased members. Cork City FC’s league and FAI cups from last season will be on display. Our U7s and U8s will be showcasing their skills and crucially, there will be ice cream for all!
Please note that there will be strictly pedestrian only access to Murrayfield – ample parking is available to the front of Dunnes Stores at the Mart car park. Although a number of underage coaches will be attending, all children are expected to be supervised by parents/ adults. The event will last for approximately 1 hour and Murrayfield will be closing at 11am sharp. So please come along and enjoy the FAI Festival of Football Roadshow. By doing so you will be supporting local grassroots football as well as all national aspects of the game in Ireland. By Darragh Deasy.

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Prizewinners at Macroom Golf Club Captain’s Prize to Ladies. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Results. 23 July Open Week Monday singles 1st Jerry McKenna 19 44pts
24 Jul Seniors Open 1st Jim Nolan 10 Jim O'Connell 20 44nett Michael Fleming 20 44nett
26 Jul American Golf Qualifier 1st David O'Connell 14 42pts 2nd Patrick Twomey 21 40pts
27 Jul Open Week Friday Scramble Winners David O'Sullivan 14 Michael O'Sullivan 20 Adam O'Sullivan 17 58.9
28 July 2018 Open Singles 1st Dermot O'Sullivan 18 41pts 2nd Oisin De Lacey (B 9) 20 41pts