Lee Valley Outlook v16e11 May 30

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Macloneigh Panorama ©Ted Hallahan ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Kilmichael GAA Family Fun Day at Annahala Sun, June 2nd, 2-5pm.
Bridge morning at the Abbey Hotel, Baile Mhúirne, Wed 5th June @ 10.30a.m.
Céilí Club fundraiser Sat 8th June at 9.30 p.m. in Crookstown hall
Aghinagh Macra 'Know Your Neighbour' day Sun June 9th in Ballinagree.
Kilmurry GAA 5Km Funrun/ walk Thurs 13th June, 7:30pm in Kilmurry village
Citizens Information Service at Coachford Post Office Fri 14th June 9.30 am to 2pm.
Carriganima Childcare Centre Race Night in The Pub, Sat June 15 at 8.30pm
Daniel Kingston Memorial Run in Macroom, Thurs June 20 at 8pm.
Poulanargid Dog Show in Kilmurry, Fri, June 21, 7p.m.
Village Picnic in Inchigeela after Corpus Christi Procession Sun 23rd of June.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp Clondrohid July 8 - 12.
Free Market Exhibition in Macroom from 21-23rd July.
Macroom Library
Closure – Sat June 1st Bank Holiday.
Storytime Every Sat at noon.
Adult Book Club June 5th at 11.30am.
Purlies June 6th at 11.30a.m.
Ciorcal Cainte June 13 at 11.30a.m.
Summer Stars Reading Programme from June 15.
May Art Exhibition by Rashika Kahapola.
Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne
Closed Saturday 1st June for Bank Holiday Weekend
Tuesday 4th June Book Club 10.30 am
Tuesday (weekly) Knitting & Craft Group 11 am
Dé hAoine 7ú Meitheamh Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann 10.30 r.n.
Thursday 13th June Creative Writing Group 5 - 7 pm
Saturday 15th June Cruinniú na nÓg Children’s Workshop 10.30 am

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

Local Government in Macroom

The May 2019 local elections have resulted in very strong local representation for the town in the newly drawn Macroom Municipal District. In the previous Blarney - Macroom Municipal Council, the representatives were Michael Creed and Ted Lucey F.G., Gobnait Moynihan and Bob Ryan F.F., Kevin Conway, Independent and Des O’Grady, replaced by Ronnie Morley, Sinn Féin. Many felt the town was being neglected and now, have great hopes for the new Council: Michael Creed, Ted Lucey and Eileen Lynch F.G., Gobhait Moynihan and Michael Looney F.F. and Martin Coughlan Independent.
Thirteen candidates contested the Macroom Municipal District, five women and eight men. There were 17,311 valid votes and the Quota was 2,474. First preference votes in numerical order went to: Michael Creed F.G. 2,954; Gobnait Moynihan F.F. 2,665; Michael Looney F.F. 2,234; Eileen Lynch F.G. 1,770; Martin Coughlan, Ind. 1.666; Ted Lucey F.G. 1,452; Áine Collins F.G. 1,338; Síle Ní Dhubhghaill S.D. 716; P.J. Feeney AON 602; Nigel Dennehy Ind. 584; Jason Fitzgerald F.F. 526; Ronnie Morley S.F. 512 and Mary O’Callaghan – Hallissey, Ind. 292.
Having exceeded the quota, Michael Creed and Gobnait Moynihan were elected in the first count; Michael Looney in the 6th count; Martin Coughlan in the 10th count and Ted Lucey and Eileen Lynch in the 11th count.

Disastrous Litter Result for Macroom Town

Having won the 2018 Cork County Council Inter Town Litter Challenge by a comfortable margin, Macroom finds itself bottom of the pile after the first round of the 2019 adjudication. Of the eight towns involved, Dunmanway leads with 994.2 marks, followed by Charleville, Carrigtwohill, Crosshaven, Skibbereen, Ballincollig, Fermoy and Schull. Macroom is in an irredeemable last place with a low of 938.2 marks.
The Residential, Service and Green Areas judged were practically immaculate. They were Lios na Feá, Oakwood Court and Topaz Service Station. But the Town Centre was disastrous, with one particular area having 18 pieces of litter as well as 23 cigarette butts.
Macroom Tidy Towns Committee is most disheartened by the result. They have an extremely active voluntary team who spend every Saturday morning collecting litter and doing necessary maintenance. But the Council needs to be responsible for maintenance during the week. This is not happening and the results are to be seen. The Tidy Towns have sent copies of the Litter Report to businesses and residents in the town centre, appealing to them to look after their own area. This needs attention on a daily basis and would only take a few minutes if everyone was responsible for their own patch. But, as ratepayers, they should also be able to rely on a public service. It is hoped that the new Council will be pro-active in organising town centre cleaning.

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Kay Clement & Sean White, winners of the Sullane Cup, with Macroom Bridge Club President, Anne McCarthy ©

 Importance of Local Markets.

The vital role that market places play in the life of rural communities will be celebrated and explored with local communities in four towns as Free Market embarks on a National Tour. Macroom, Castleblayney, Mountmellick and Killmallock are the chosen towns. Curated by a team of six architects and designers, Free Market aims to reassert the declining rural market square as a public place of social, political and cultural exchange, central to community cohesion. Once the economic and social hubs of rural Ireland, many market squares in these towns have seen their function as a place for exchange and congregation diminished. Many others have surrendered their role as markets and are now used only for car parking. Free Market first launched in Venice in May 2018 as the Irish National Pavilion at La Biennale Architettura, where it occupied a large space in the Arsenale as a space for exchange for six months. In November 2018 the pavilion and exhibition was shipped back to Ireland and the curatorial team have been preparing an evolved design of the pavilion which will be bespoke for each of the four towns that it visits, landing in public spaces, inhabiting vacant spaces, coinciding with festivals and market days and, on its final stop, setting up shop in Killmallock library.
A key aim of the pavilion is to provoke conversation and ideas about the future of towns and to listen and collect information, thoughts, ideas and dreams for towns. As part of its national tour, the curators have planned a series of events, unique to each town, which they hope will spark conversations around the subject of towns. Events include walking tours, historical town scavenger hunts, vox pop recordings, panel discussions and public lectures. Free Market will be in Macroom from 21-23rd July. Detailed schedules will be published in local press and online ahead of the tour. Original content from the acclaimed Venice Biennale exhibition will be included in the National tour – including architectural models and drawings describing both the historic and contemporary conditions of the towns. Specially commissioned photographs and drone photography from each town will also be included, as will audio soundscapes and recordings. Free Market News, which contains writings on rural towns from nearly 40 expert contributors, will be distributed in each of the towns.

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Presentation of cheque to Macroom Senior citizens Committee by Macroom Scouts. From left: Joe Willis, Deirdre Henley, Pat O’ Connell and Joe Cunningham. ©

 Macroom Scouts Cycle for Senior Citizens

The Scout Section in Macroom went on a cycle around the National Park in Killarney recently. The day was rather mixed with periods of sunshine and showers. Cycling through the beautiful estate was a very worthwhile experience while at the same time raising much needed finance for Macroom Senior Citizens. Macroom Senior Citizens Committee provides over 175 meals a week in and around the Macroom area. The Group also provide day trips and a week’s holiday each year for its members. Mr Pat O’ Connell from Macroom Senior Citizens attended at the Scout Hall for a presentation of a cheque for the money raised by this initiative. Mr O’ Connell said the committee was very grateful to the Scouts for the money raised and was very encouraged that young people are so considerate of those who are older in the community. He explained that Macroom Senior Citizens committee provide housing and accommodation for many elderly people in and around Macroom as well as a laundry service and other recreational events. Mr O’ Connell invited the Scouts to visit the Senior Citizens Centre and to show them around the facilities. Macroom Scouts are delighted to take up Mr O’ Connell’s offer and will visit the Centre shortly.

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De La Salle u16 football County Champions. ©An Scoil

De la Salle

U16 county final. Having lost last year’s final, De La Salle were focused and showed no signs of nerves. After just two minutes, corner forward Kieran Doody found the net with an early goal. Points by Jack Sexton and Doody put De La Salle even further out of reach. Doody netted for the second time to make it 2-3 to 0-0 after 10 minutes. They it was Carrignavar’s turn to dominate, scoring 2-1 without reply. De La Salle replied with points from midfielder Lawrence Aisling and David Kelleher, wing back. They then conceded 2-3 without reply but rounded off the half with points from Sam Pickering and Lawrence Aisling. They looked the more promising team, with only one wide in the first half which finished 3-7 to 3-4. De la Salle started the second half with two points but then conceded a goal. Carrignavar went 2 points ahead but points from Ben O’ Connell and Jack Sexton brought De la Salle level. Carrignavar had quite a bit of possession but failed to convert. Excellent saves from Stiofain McSweeney in goal helped keep De La Salle in the running. DLS were two points down with 2 minutes to go. After a great attack, Kieran Doody was pulled down inside the box resulting in a penalty for De La Salle. Captain Mark Hunt stepped up to take it, kept his nerve and struck the right side of the net. De La Salle were now one point up with a minute to go and sealed the victory with one more point, making the final score De la Salle4-12 Carrignavar 4-10.
Cappanalea. De La Salle’s Transition Year students, accompanied by Mr Ryan and Ms O’Shea, spent two days at Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre in Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry. Students were kept busy as they participated in a variety of activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, swimming and orienteering. Overall, they had a great experience and it was a fantastic way to finish up their Transition Year.
Lourdes Fundraiser. On Friday May 17th, some students and teachers participated in a 5K run fundraiser. Second years and fourth years took to Macroom town park with their teachers and completed a hilly 5K run and walk. The run was a great success and we achieved our aim of raising enough money to send our two fourth years, Tom Downey and Seán O’Riordan, to Lourdes in June with the diocese. It was great to see so many students participate and complete, for some their first, 5K run.

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St. Mary’s, Macroom Transition Year students’ end of year trip to Tayto Park©An Scoil

 News from St Mary’s

Handball. Mr John Lyons and Mr Joe Creedon of Macroom Handball Club introduced the 3rd year students to the sport of Handball as part of their PE programme. The students enjoyed the sport and mastered all skills to a high standard. In their final lesson, they were taken to the Handball Court in the Sports Complex to experience playing in an enclosed area. Lots of fun was had by all the students. Thank you to Macroom Handball Club for providing this tuition. We look forward to integrating handball into our PE Programme next year in the hope of inspiring future Handballers in Macroom.
Film. Mrs Lehane’s 2A2 CSPE class hosted their Film Premiere “Walk in my shoes” recently. It was outstanding! Huge credit goes to a wonderful group of girls. Nadia Sliwa and Sophie McCrory, were the leading actors in ‘Walk in my Shoes’ a short film which was written and produced by our 2A2 CSPE class. This film was written to promote mental well-being in our school community. It follows the story of two 14 year old girls who are both dealing with hard times in their lives. The objective of the film is to encourage people to talk about their problems. Congratulations to all involved both behind the scenes and on camera. A special word of thanks to Rowen Moore, whose creativity made this film such a success.
Music. First Year Summer Music Practicals finished for the year. Méabh Dromey performed on her harp and told Ms Donovan’s Music Class all about the instrument. Well done to all the girls who performed!
Leaving Cert Graduation 2019 took place on Tuesday the 21st of May. We all attended Mass in the Church and a reception afterwards in School. It was a really lovely evening. Thanks to all of the girls for their involvement and to Mrs Margaret O’Donovan and Ms Aoife Donovan for all of the work that they put in to this event. Congratulations to an amazing bunch of girls. We are so proud of you all, wishing you every success in the future. Follow your dreams!
Science. The winning continues at The Pfizer Chemistry Quiz - congratulations to the Pfizer Chemistry team who brought back more honours this year to the school. Last year we won the overall quiz and this year our team did us proud by winning the general knowledge section. Well done to Daria Byrdziak, Jennifer Kehoe, Kate Murphy and Rosa Simmons.
TY Graduation. We had such a lovely night at our Transition Year Graduation. Well done to the girls who spoke with such confidence and enthusiasm about their experiences in TY. Special thanks to TY Co Ordinators, Ms Collins and Ms Donovan, who have been such a great support to the girls all year and who worked tirelessly with them in preparation for their graduation. Thanks also to all of the girls’ parents for being there on the night. Well done again girls. Special thanks to The Student Council and Trish for giving up their time to help with refreshments.
Buddies. Thanks to The Buddies who organised a fun afternoon of Activities and Pizza for the First Years. This was a lovely way for the first years to finish off their first year of Secondary School together.
Simon. Thanks to our Transition Year students who were involved in Fundraising for Cork Simon. It is a really worthy cause; well done to all involved.

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Green School Committee members, Mr Tim Dennehy, Ms Bernie Angland, Annelise Roche and Ebon Creedon with Cath Russell at McEgan’s second Green Flag for Energy Awareness presentation. ©An Scoil

 McEgan College

Cappanalea. The annual trip for the Transition Year students of 2019 to Cappanalea took place Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th of May and was a fantastic experience for all the group. Splashed with glorious sunshine throughout their three days, it was fun, excitement, hard work and great craic. From rock climbing, to trekking, with kayaking and raft building, the students learnt disciplines that generally they might not have the opportunities to pursue. However, the students took to their tasks diligently and all agreed it was a brilliant adventure. Thanks must go TY coordinator Ms Angland and teachers, Ms Bourke and Mr O'Driscoll who accompanied the students on the trip.
UCC Science Camp McEgan College second year students recently attended the UCC PLUS Chemistry Camp. This exciting programme is designed by UCC's esteemed Declan Kennedy and supports the present Junior Cert Science curriculum. McEgan College are very appreciative of the many initiatives their students can avail of due to their unique link with the university. First year students will have the opportunity to attend a similar camp in June when they will spend one day in UCC and another day in CIT, with whom McEgan have a similar link.
Green Flag (Energy) McEgan College were delighted to be presented with its second Green Flag on May 13th for energy. The initiative is organised by An Taisce. The Green School Committee, under the guidance of Ms Angland, have been working hard throughout the year on reducing energy consumption and raising awareness of climate change within the school. To obtain the energy flag, the school made a very conscious effort to decrease our lighting, heating and power usage. Our caretaker, Mr Paul Lynch, played a huge role in obtaining this flag and his support is very much appreciated. Mr. Dennehy attended an SEAI Energy workshop last year to learn of innovative ways of how to reduce our energy usage. To highlight energy awareness, we had a visiting speaker from Coillte, Mr. Kieran O'Malley and our local main Toyota dealers demonstrated Hybrid cars to Transition Year students and explained how these cars are much kinder to our environment, by cutting fuel consumption and conserving energy. Next year, the Green School Committee will commence working towards obtaining our third flag for water conservation.
LCVP Trip to Liebherr in Killarney. As part of the 5th years LCVP programme, the students visited the excellent facilities at Liebherr in Killarney with their teacher, Mr Pádraig O’Driscoll. Project Manager Paul Kiely was on hand to give a tour of the plant and it was truly a memorable experience on how the Plant operates. Mr Kiely took the group around the Facility and went through all the stages from start to finish on the building of Cranes. He described the process like it was Meccano, but obviously in much larger scale. The pupils were thrilled with the Tour and were all in agreement that it was well worth the visit. The students and school would like to thank Mr Kiely and Liebherr for the courtesy they showed during their visit to the plant.
Sporting Heroes. On Monday 27th May, McEgan College welcomed the U-16 Bandon Rugby coach, Trevor Collins, to address the student body. Trevor brought the Munster and All-Ireland trophies to the college. The team recently were crowned All-Ireland winners with a fine display against Gorey in the final. James O’Sullivan TY and Nathan Byrne 3rd year were part of this successful team. Trevor emphasized how teamwork, commitment and working hard would help people to succeed. We also congratulated Tara Sheehan5th Year, who recently won an All-Ireland Minor Camogie medal with Cork and a Munster medal with the Cork Juniors. Well done and continued success to you all.

Macroom Library

Summer Stars – it’s almost that time of year again when public libraries all throughout take part in the Summer Stars Reading Programme. The idea behind it the programme is to encourage children to keep reading after the schools have closed for the summer holidays. Each participating child receives their own little reading card so they can keep track of how many books they read, and at the end of the summer, they receive a certificate of achievement at a little Summer Stars party in the library. This year it begins on June 15th and runs all the way to the end of August. We were very happy with the number of kids who took part in Summer Stars last year, but we’d love for that number to be even higher this year so feel free to enquire about it at the desk when you visit us.
Closure – the library will be closed on Saturday June 1st as it will be a Bank Holiday weekend. You can renew your books by popping into the library at any time before then, over the phone at 02642483, or online at https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services. Adult Book Club will be meeting again on June 5th at 11.30am to discuss ‘The Mars Room’ by Rachel Kushner. Purlies Knitting Group will be meeting on June 6th at 11.30am. Ciorcal Cainte will take place on June 13th at 11.30am. Exhibition of watercolour paintings by Rashika Kahapola until the end of the month.
Exhibition space in the library – Are you interested in exhibiting paintings or photographs in the library? To book an exhibition contact us at the library 026/42483.

Snippets

Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication)
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.

Kilmichael GAA are hosting a Family Fun Day in their Annahala grounds on Sunday, June 2nd, 2-5pm. With blitzes, penalty shoot outs, long puc, novelty races & a chance to win a trailer of firewood, there's something for everyone! Donations at gate. All welcome.
Bridge morning at the Abbey Hotel, Baile Mhúirne, on Wednesday 5th June @ 10.30a.m.
Crookstown Céilí Club fundraising Céilí for John and Ina Kennedy on Saturday 8th June at 9.30 p.m. in Crookstown hall. Music by Jerry McCarthy and Liam Healy. Your support would be appreciated. Tea served.
Aghinagh Macra 'Know Your Neighbour' day Sun June 9th in the Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree. 5k Fun Run/Walk 3pm. BBQ 5pm.
Kilmurry GAA 5Km Funrun/ walk takes place on Thursday 13th June at 7:30pm in Kilmurry village. Registration from museum at 6pm. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female, also prizes for First girl and First boy Under 16. All walkers and runners welcome.
Citizens Information South Munster Citizens Information Service will be available at Coachford Post Office on Friday 14th June from 9.30 am to 2pm. Staff from Macroom Citizens Information Centre will be available to provide information and advice on a range of topics. No appointment is necessary. The Contact number for Macroom Citizens Information Centre is 0761 07 8430 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Poulanargid Dog Show in Kilmurry, Friday, June 21, 7p.m. in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Harrier Classes, Breed Classes, Best Dressed, Toy Dog, Children Handling, Smooth and Rough Haired Terrier, Best Groomed, Waggliest Tail etc. Fun activities like Clock Golf, Timber Maggie, Ladder Game, Milk the Cow, Art Classes, Cactus Hoopla, Horseshoe Pitching, Soft Toy Sale, Football Kick etc. Entry €3 per dog.
A Mhuire Mháthair, ‘Sé seo mo ghuí, Go maire Íosa go deo im’ chroí. Ave Maria, mo ghrá, ave; Is tusa mo mháthair is Máthair Dé. A Mhuire Mháthair, I rith mo shaol, Bí liom mar dhídean ar ghach aon bhaol. A Mhuire Mháthair tá lán de ghrást; Go raibh tú taobh liom ar uair mo bháis.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 19th May Jackpot €1,450. Numbers drawn 2, 23, and 29. No winner. €50 Kieran Lehane, Ballinagree. €20 each John Joe & Bridie Kelleher, Leades; Paddy O'Sullivan, Masseytown; Aisling Healy, Carrigathow; Andrew Desmond, Oughtierra.
26th May. Jackpot €1,600. Numbers 13, 15, and 38. No winner. €50 Jerome & Sheila Twohig, Leades Cross. €20 each John Twomey, Rusheen; Eileen Somers, Aghabullogue; Kay MacSullivan, Carrigagulla, Ballinagree; Jack and Emma Martin, Rahalisk, Macroom.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto May 15. €70 Joan Kelleher Coolmountain €20 each: Secret Seven c/o Cath Murphy, Kevin Cullinane Coachford, Mary Murphy Berrings, Kath Hayes Aherla.
May 22 Jackpot €4,600. €70 Patrick Kenneally Crookstown €20 each: Aine Healy Bawnmore, Marion, Claire and Jack c/o Laine, Peter McSweeney, Con Casey MCP
Cloughduv Win and Spin May: Roger Condon Poulanagrid €120 Celia O'Riordan Kilmichael €120 Judy Carter Canovee €100 Sean McCarthy Aherla €100 Anne O'Riordan Aherla €120
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto May 14th Winning Numbers: 21 27 31. Jackpot €1400: No Winner €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Ned Condon 2. Donie Forde 3. Sharon Noonan 4. Kathy O’Connell 5. Noreen, Dan + Bill O’Sullivan
May 21st Winning Numbers: 3 5 28 Jackpot €1500. No Winner €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Maria O’Shea 2. Helen Coleman 3. Hilary Healy 4. Willie O’Regan 5. Colm + Finnian O’Callaghan.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto : 20/05/2019. Jackpot: €8,000. Numbers Drawn: 14,26,33. No winner. €50Ursula O’Donovan ,€20 each Ayla O’Sullivan, Jackie O’Callaghan,Stephen O’Donoghue, Liam Madden, Deirdre o JJ Browne

Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto 13th May – Jackpot €2,650; Numbers: 4 –5-34-35; No Winner. €50 Shane Masters, Carrigboy; €25 each to Michael Hennigan, Moneycusker; Tadhg Carroll, c/o John Collins; Donal O’Sullivan, c/o Foleys Shop
20th May– Jackpot €2,800; Numbers: 4 –5-15-18; No Winner. €50 John & Bina Kelleher, Castleview €25 each to Tim O’Donovan, Shanacashel; Mary Maybury, Dunmanway; Denis O’Brien, Dunmanway
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto14/05/2019. Jackpot €1800. Numbers 18-25-35. No Winner - €70. Jennifer & Shane Murphy, 9 Cork Street. €20 each. Charlie, Molly & John O' Mahony, Cork Street. Tina Murray, Railway View. Dawn & Dylan Murphy, Cork Street. Jennifer Buckley, 8 An Gleann. Michelle Murphy, St. Colman's Park
21/05/2019. Jackpot - €2000 Numbers drawn: 20-22-32. €70. Sinead Twomey, C/O Pat Crowley, Macroom. €20 each: Margaret Lucey, Gortnalicka. J.P. O'Sullivan, New Street, Joe Moloney, Main Street, Pat Riordan, C/O Shelia Buttimer. Dawn & Dylan Murphy, Cork Street.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 13/5/2019 Jackpot €2900. Numbers drawn: 30 - 35 - 38 No Winner. Eileen Kelleher (Rylane), Alan & Mary Browne (Rylane), Ryan Dennehy (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Linda Grimes..
20/5/2019 Jackpot €3000. Numbers drawn: 11 - 22 - 35. No Winner. €20 Finbarr O'Sullivan (Rylane),Cathy & Brendan Cogan (Rylane), Daniel Lane (Rylane East). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 20/5/2019. Jackpot: € 2,800. Numbers Drawn: 2 – 35 – 36. No Winner. €40 Michelle Cooney. €20 Matt Sheehan, Sinéad O’Sullivan, Sophie Martin, Julia Barrett.
27/5/2019. Jackpot: € 3,000. Numbers Drawn: 11 – 31 – 33. No Winner. €40 Danni & Mary. €20 Tony Enneguess, Ciarán & Joe O’Riordan, Emma Casey, John Junior Murphy.
Lee Valley Updates

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Eibhlin Ní Lionaird with Paul Ryan,Irish Wheelchair Association, Conor Coughlan, Rebel Wheelers Basketball Club and father, Con. Eibhlín sailed on The Tall Ship Lord Nelson to fundraise for Spinal Injuries Ireland. ©

 Go raibh maith agat from Spinal Injuries Ireland

On behalf of Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) and all our service users and families, we would like to thank you all for your kind generous donations and support in helping Eileen Leonard fundraise for the Tall Ships Challenge on May 22nd for Spinal Injuries Ireland.
In Ireland, three people a week sustain a spinal cord injury – it can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes a spinal cord injury as the most life-changing injury that a person can sustain. 76% of people are unemployed post injury and 40% live on or below the poverty line. Thanks to your support, Spinal Injuries Ireland will continue to offer one on one tailored support to those living with a spinal cord injury and their families.
With monies still coming in, Eibhlín has currently raised over €5000 from her recent Teaparty in The Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney. A huge thank you for your business and community support, as, without people like you, Spinal Injuries Ireland would be unable to provide these vital services.

Citizens Information in Coachford

Citizens Information Outreach Coachford 2019. South Munster Citizens Information Service will be available at Coachford Post Office on Friday 14th June from 9.30 am to 2pm. Staff from Macroom Citizens Information Centre will be available to provide information and advice on a range of topics. Its work also includes a representational advocacy service to people who feel that they have been denied their rights and entitlements. Anybody interested in the service can drop-in to Coachford Post Office on Friday. No appointment is necessary. The service is free, confidential and independent. Contact number for Macroom Citizens Information Centre is 0761 07 8430 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Bliain 1 & 2 ó Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ag Ballyhass Lakes ©An Scoil

 Nuacht Scoil Mhuire

Lá Spóirt. Bhí Lá Spóirt uile scoile againn ar an Máirt 21ú Bealtaine. Roinneadh na daltaí de réir a ranganna agus ansin i bhfoirne, bunaithe ar an nDúnchóras. Bhí géariomaíocht ansin acu ag 6 stáisiún éagsúil ar an bpáirc. I measc na gcomórtaisí bhí rás na málaí, poc fada, rás iompar uisce, srl. Ina dhiaidh sin, bhí rásaí 100m, 400m agus rás sealaíochta againn. Le críoch a chur leis an iomaíocht, bhí comórtas tarrac téide idir na Dúin againn. Tar éis ana lá spóirt agus spraoi, b’iad Dún Laoi a thug an svae leo agus b’iad a bhí mórálach as ag filleadh ar scoil tráthnóna!
Seachtain Mheabhairshláinte. B’í an tseachtain 20ú – 24ú Seachtain Mheabhairtshláínte na scoile. Chroch daltaí ribíní buíochais os comhair na scoile mar aitheantas dos na daoine is rudaí sa saol go bhfuilimid buíoch astu. Ar an nDéardaoin, bhí rang ióga le Rieleen ag daltaí Bl.1 & 3 agus ba mhór an taitneamh agus faoiseamh a bhaineadar as.Cruthaíodh crann buíochais sa scoil agus i measc imeachtaí eile na seachtaine, bhí siúlóid mheabhairshláinte, plé & tae, an lá spóirt, curachóireacht don Idirbhliain, tionól dearfach, srl. Bhíomar ana bhuíoch do Shiopa Uí Dhuinnín a chuir torthaí úra ar fáil dúinn saor in aisce chomh maith.
Dráma Amuigh Faoin Spéir. Ar an Máirt, 21ú Bealtaine, bhí sé d’ádh orainn gur léirigh lucht na hIdirbhliana dráma dár teideal Amuigh Faoin Spéir do dhaltaí Bl.1-3. Phléigh an dráma téamaí éagsúla, ina measc, daoine gan dídean, fadhbanna óil, bochtanas, cairdeas, meabhairshláinte, srl. Lá breá gréine a bhí ann agus mar ba chuí, ba amuigh faoin spéir a cuireadh an dráma ‘ar stáitse’. Bhaineamar go léir ana thaitneamh ar fad as!

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Clondrohid U-14s who beat Macroom in a challenge match in the Castle Grounds on 21 May 2019 ©Con Kelleher

 Clondrohid Updates

Famine Graveyard Mass. The annual commemorative Mass for all those who are buried in Carraig a’ Staighre was celebrated on May 27 by Fr. Wickham. Although it was quite chilly, a large crowd attended, including the ‘youthful’ Eugene O’Riordan who recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. The choir as usual were in good voice. Fr. Wickham thanked all who helped in any way to keep this important parish event a top priority, especially Bridget, the O’Callaghan Family, Johnny and the Development Group. Well done to all.
Clondrohid Development Group: All is in full swing with this group, cleaning , planting weeding, getting ready for the Tidy Towns. Thanks to all who help the Group with this important task. The village is divided into different sections and each section has a person in charge. All these extra people make life a bit easier for the Group. Thanks also to our new C.E. worker, Con. It would be great to see some of the younger generation getting involved. Anyone interested in giving a helping hand can get in touch with any committee member or drop in to Maria at Post Office.
Carriganimma N.S. A fundraiser in aid of Carriganima Childcare Centre, in the form of a Race Night, will be held in The Pub, Carriganima on Saturday June 15 at 8.30pm. The event is sponsored by Ring’s Garage, Carriganima. Facilities for childcare near a school are so important nowadays, so your support will be much appreciated. It should also be a great social night out. Everyone welcome.
Daniel Kingston Memorial 10th annual event takes place on Thursday June 20 at 8pm. All surplus funds are donated to ARC Cork Cancer Support. To date €231,417 has been raised. Walk, jog or run or just come out and enjoy a great social event.
G.A.A.NEWS: Deasy's Pharmacy in Ballyvourney sponsored a First Aid Bag full to the brim with supplies to the Underage section of Clondrohid GAA Club last week. A big thank you to Deasy's Pharmacy & especially Sinead, who made the presentation to some of the underage players. Well done to the u 11s last week, who played some great football but lost out to Ballyvourney in the end. Please take note that the Kellogg’s Cul Camp will take place from July 8 to July 12. More info later.

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Presentations to Marymount Hospice & Mercy Hospital by Locha Lua Camera Club Ballingeary in memory of colleague, Valerie O’Donoghue. ©Nóra O’Riordan

 Uíbh Laoire Notes.

River Island Upgrade. The works on the River Island in Inchigeela village have commenced recently. The Croí na Laoi group were successful in acquiring a funding of €50,000 , known as a CLÁR grant, to return the Island park to its former lovely condition. The riverside path will be removed and a new one created because tree roots have made it difficult to walk on. The car park was re-surfaced last year and the bridges were repaired. It’s hoped that improvements will be made to the toilets. Cork Co Council have responsibility for the works .Croí na Laoi/ Tidy Towns maintain it at present and they have some more plans for the amenity, like a home for wild life with native Irish trees and a section of meadow flowers.
Croí na Laoi Matters. The Tidy Towns clean up continues every Tuesday at 7.30pm and after. This Tuesday we need volunteers for work at the Island trimming, painting, tidying around etc. The Litter Challenge is in its third week and cooperation is sought from everybody, if the village is to impress the judges, whose second visit is expected this week.
Village Picnic. The village picnic will be held after the Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday 23rd of June. Previous picnics, in the June sunshine, outside the hall were very enjoyable A number of villages hold such gatherings now and it is a wonderful way to meet and chat with neighbours. No doubt the village will be looking its best for the procession. So please support and all are welcome- and it’s free. Teas coffees and minerals are supplied; just bring your own sandwiches or snacks
Nice Win. The Iveleary GAA Lotto jackpot has been won by Ann Kelleher of Inchigeela village. The prize had gone to €7,000 plus. Congratulations,Ann.
Graduation. The Leaving Cert class of 2019 had their graduation ceremony at Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha recently. Bhí Aifreann roimh ré sa tseipéil leis an tAthair Antaine agus is iad na daltaí a sholatharaigh na hiomain naofa agus an ceol faoi stiúr an mhúinteora, Damhnait. Bhí na muinteoirí agus na tuismitheóiri i láthair. Ina dhiaidh sin, ar ais leo go dtí an scoil agus bronnadh na gradaim éagsúla ar gach dalta. It was a very good humoured and informal affair which I’m sure everybody enjoyed, although it was tinged with a little sadness as this would be the final time when the class, their parents and teachers would be together in the school. Bronnadh bonn speisialta ar GavanÓ Laoire mar an dalta go raibh an tionchar is fearr aige ar an rang. Dúirt an Príomh Oide go raibh sé bródúil asta go léir agus do guí sé gach rath orthu. Ina dhiaidh na ocáide, d’imigh na daltaí go dtí an Gúagan, áit go raibh béile acu. Guimid gach rath orthu comh maith ins na scrúdaithe agus ins an saol.
Store of Memories. It is intended to open the old shop at the square again this year in Inchigeela. It is called the Store of Memories and was once the store operated by the O’Sullivan family, where all sorts of items were sold. It's best described as a lovely curiosity shop where time stands still, where you are surrounded by examples of what the shopkeeper sold as well as memorabilia that transports you to far slower and more peaceful days. It’s opened by the O’Sullivan family and a number of volunteers and admission is free. It’s planned to open it on Thurs. Fri Sat and Sunday.

Dromleigh Fundraiser

The sixth class pupils of Dromleigh N.S. are hosting their annual Bring & Buy Fundraiser on June 24th at 12 noon in the school hall. This year, funds are being raised for CUH Children's Unit appeal and the school. Raffle tickets can be bought prior to the event in The Kilmichael Bar. An amazing range of prizes are on offer, including a night away for two with breakfast at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel & Spa. Other sponsors of fabulous prizes include : Air-tastic, Aqua Dome, Cartamundi, Cask, Castlerosse Park Resort, Cork City Gaol, Cork Ghost Tour, Crag Cave, Dunnes Stores, Foto Wildlife Park, IDPR Midleton Distillery, Leahy's Open Farm, Mahon Point Shopping Centre, The Planet, Trabolgan Holiday Village and West Cork Model Railway Village. Please support.

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra is hosting the annual 'Know Your Neighbour' day on Sunday June 9th in the Ploughman Bar, Ballinagree. The day will consist of a 5k Fun Run/Walk with registration at 2pm and Fun Run commencing at 3pm. There will also be live music and a BBQ at 5pm. Last year was a great success and we hope for the same again this year. The event this year is raising funds for the three primary schools in Aghinagh Parish. An evening of entertainment and great fun is assured. Everyone welcome. Please support.

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Tadhg Cullinane, Founder of Aherla and District Vintage Club, sponsors of the seating area in Kilbonane N.S. Sensory Garden, cutting the ribbon at the official opening. ©Peter Scanlan Photography

 Lee Valley Riding Club

The Lee Valley Riding club, a relatively new member of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs, held their first AIRC approved dressage show at the Lee Valley Equestrian Centre on May 5. It was attended by members from a number of other riding clubs, with 36 entries in total. The weather was absolutely fantastic and there was a great spread of tasty treats put on by the Lee Valley Riding Club. LVRC also held a TREC training day for its members.
The results from the dressage show are as follows: Preliminary AIRC Intro A: 1st Minna Palmu-Stead LVRC, 2nd Anna Buckley LVRC, 3rd Olivia Fox LVRC. Preliminary BE 96: 1st Minna Palmu-stead LVRC, 2nd Emily Jan O Connell LVRC. Advanced Primary BE 96 1st Audrey O’Sullivan (Earlswell RC; 2nd Celine O Connor (Earlswell R.C. 3rd Caitlen Steele (Southwest RC. Advanced Primary DI P5. 1st Caitlen Steele (Southwest RC, 2nd Tina O Connor LVRC, 3rd Elenor Scott LVRC. Intermediate AIRC 15. 1st Anne Marie Lyons (Southwest RC. 2nd Astrid Blom (Southwest RC. 3rd Victoria Curtin LVRC. Intermediate BE 102: 1st Anne Marie Lyons (southwest RC. 2nd Eilis McCarthy (Knocknamana Country RC. 3rd Astrid Blom (Southwest RC. Advanced Intermediate: 1st Roz Briggs (Earlswell RC. Open: 1st Caroline Marwood (Knocknamana Country RC. Young Horse: 1st Caroline Marwood (Knocknamana Country RC.

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

So we have reached June, the halfway time of the year. It’s time to wish all those sitting exams the very best of luck.
Cruinniú na nÓg is being celebrated on Saturday 15th June. Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Leabharlann Bháile Bhúirne is supporting this initiative by hosting Ann Burns, who will run a two-hour creative workshop, comprising of two parts. These will be a mixture of photography and ceramics. With the summer solstice following shortly after the workshop date, Ann will help the children to create a red earthenware night light or night torch to light the way for the longest evening of the year. The initial design for the project will be based on photographs taken and drawings made by the children from references available to them at the library, followed by the creation of the earthenware pieces. The pieces will be fired after the workshop has been completed and can be collected by the children a week later. The work will not need to be glazed, only fired. This 2-hour workshop will take place on Saturday 15th June, beginning at 10.30 am and is suitable for children aged 9 to 12 years. Please contact the Library on 026 45767 during opening hours to book a place, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names and ages of children interested. This is a free workshop.
The Bealtaine Festival is drawing to a close and the Cross Stitch workshop that was run weekly during the month in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne was very well supported. Participants made beautiful had stitched bookmarks – which will come in handy for them when they are reading their library books! Our Knitting & Craft group will continue throughout the Summer, 11am every Tuesday morning. It would be lovely to welcome some new faces so please come along. Ballyvourney Library Book Club will gather at 10.30 am on Tuesday 4th June to discuss Anita Shreve’s The Lives of Stella Bain. They will take a break during July and August and the next gathering will be in September. The Creative Writing Group will meet on Thursday, 13th June, 5pm to 7pm but will take a break for July and August. Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann is an Irish language conversation group suitable for anyone who just wants to practice their spoken Irish – no matter how good or bad you think you are, beidh fáilte romhat. This group meets on Friday mornings every two weeks and the next meeting will be at 10.30 am on 7th June.
Remember library membership is free and you can avail of all the resources at your local branch, any branch throughout the nationwide service and all the online services. For more information, contact your local branch or log on to www.corkcoco.ie/en/library-services. The library will be closed on Saturday 1st June for the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

History

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Information please. If anyone can recognise the troops or the building in the background, please contact Lee Valley Outlook ©

 A Day to Remember

Sacraments, important mile-stones in Christian families’ lives, still retain their importance, even in this most secular, materialistic climate. In recent weeks, we have seen countless children decked out in all their finery for the reception of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
First Holy Communion days are nostalgic occasions for parents and grandparents. Older generations remember when First Confession was a vital part of the whole procedure. One confessed one’s many, scarlet sins on Friday and the strain of making sure one didn’t commit even a ‘venial’ before the next morning was immense, particularly since the holy ones were subjected to an unprecedented scrubbing, in pre-bathroom days, so that the body could rival the soul in cleanliness. Girls suffered the added indignity of having their hair done in ringlets for the important day. This entailed tightly winding long wisps of hair around strips of rag and leaving them in overnight. This really tested the patience and submission of those who didn’t indulge in vanity as well as ensuring a sleepless night.
Apparel for the day was the mandatory white dress, veil and wreath for the little girls. The dresses might be a trifle big or small, long or short, tight or loose, depending on whom they were inherited from. The veils might be off-white even before that became a designer colour. But all the girls were beautiful on the day, particularly in their parents’ and their own eyes. Boys wore suits. This was a non-negotiable fact. The suits were usually made by the local tailor. The serge was bought in a draper’s shop and the lining was a well-washed flour bag. Jackets were single-breasted or double-breasted, depending on the tailor’s fancy but pants were short, coming to just above the knee. Even for Confirmation, when many of the boys could be thirteen years old, they still wore short pants. Their battle-scarred, knobbly knees were well scrubbed and they wore knee-length woollen socks, held aloft with the aid of elastic garters or the more privileged wore white ankle-socks.
All the children carried candles bedecked with flowers. Many had bluebells, buttercups and foxgloves in their bouquets but the aroma of lily-of-the-valley is an integral part of many people’s memories of First Holy Communion Day.
Up to the time of the Vatican Council, one had to fast from the previous midnight when receiving Holy Communion. This meant that the ceremony was held early in the day but there was still a fair number of ‘fainters’. The children were all together at the front of the church and well apart from their parents. Girls were separated from boys and the teachers were in charge. They would administer water to the weak but this was considered the ultimate indignity.
The children who had got First Holy Communion were often served breakfast in the local convent or teacher’s house after the ceremony. This practice occasioned both delight and terror since most children were unsophisticated and unused to ‘dining out’. Sticky buns and red lemonade were considered delicious and they enjoyed themselves every bit as much as the present-day crop, who frequent four-star hotels and demand Mexican, Italian and French cuisine.
‘Collecting’ was as prevalent then as it is now though inflation has taken its toll. A tanner or a bob was the usual ‘stand’ in bygone days, but a favourite uncle, aunt or godparent might contribute a florin or a half-crown. Medals and holy pictures were the usual gifts from the many nuns, priests and brothers in the extended family and were much prized and displayed by their recipients. Children loved to visit relations in convents on these special days as they got tea in the nuns’ parlour and were the centre of attention.
Whilst town children were guaranteed to have their ‘Communion’ photograph taken, their country cousins had to wait until the school photographer turned up and then they dressed up again for the snap for the family album. The more upwardly-mobile had their very own box camera to record the occasion for posterity.
With the noticeable decline in church attendance, the pessimistic might wonder what the future holds for the children and grandchildren of the present First Communicants. But the optimistic will see the delightful participation of the present-day children in their First Holy Communion Mass; bringing the gifts, reading the lessons and prayers of the faithful and singing throughout. Perhaps quality will replace quantity in the decades ahead.

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Film Making in Macroom

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Sports Mad

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019

Draws for 2nd round of all championships are being made on May 28th

Senior Football Championship

Divisional / College Section
Round 2: Seandún 2-8 UCC 2-14, CIT 2-11 Duhallow 1-18
Duhallow and UCC qualify for open county championship draw for last 16
Clubs Section
Preliminary Round
O Donovan Rossa 2-12 Carrigaline 1-8
First Round
Kiskeam 2-12 Mallow 0-10
St Finbarrs 3-12 Clyda Rovers 0-6
Clonakilty 2-9 Newcestown 0-9
Nemo Rrs 3-14 Valley Rovers 1-6
Dohenys 4-15 St Nicks 0-7
Douglas 1-10 Bishopstown 1-9
Fermoy 1-9 Castlehaven 0-11
Ilen Rovers 2-9 Carbery Rngrs 1-9
O’DRossa 0-12 Ballincollig 0-10
2nd round (draw to be made): Carrigaline, Mallow, Clyda, Newcestown, Valley Rovers, St Nicks, Bishopstown, Castlehaven, Carbery Rangers, Ballincollig
3rd Round qualifiers (to date): Duhallow, UCC, Kiskeam, St Finbarrs, Clonakilty, Nemo Rangers, Dohenys, Douglas, Fermoy, Ilen Rovers, O Donovan Rossa.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Preliminary Round
Bantry Blues 2-10 Nemo Rangers 0-12
Round 1
Aghada 1-12 Na Piarsaigh 0-16
Bandon 3-14 Newmarket 1-19
Castletownbere 1-16 Kanturk 0-19 draw
Kanturk 4-9 Castletownbere 1-10 replay
Cill na Martra 1-9 Éire Óg 0-8
Naomh Abán 1-9 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2-12
St. Michael’s 3-12 Macroom 1-14
Bantry Blues 3-11 St. Vincent’s 1-16
Round Two: Nemo Rangers, Aghada, Newmarket, Castletownbere, Éire Óg, Naomh Ábán, Macroom, St Vincents.
Round Three: Na Piarsaigh, Bandon, Kanturk, Cill na Martra, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, St Michaels, Bantry Blues.

Intermediate Football Championship

Preliminary Round
Kildorrery 0-7 Knocknagree 1-13
Round 1
Gabriel Rangers 0-9 Adrigole 0-5
Dromtarriffe 3-9 Millstreet 1-10
Kinsale 1-15 Ballydesmond 0-14
Youghal 0-5 Knocknagree 3-19
Aghabullogue 2-8 Mitchelstown 1-8
Grenagh 0-12 Glanmire 2-11
Rockchapel 4-7 Ballinora 0-8
Mayfield 1-15 Glenville 2-9
Glanworth 1-13 St Finbarrs 0-11
Round Two: Kildorrery, Adrigole, Millstreet, Ballydesmond, Youghal, Mitchelstown, Grenagh, Ballinora, Glenville, St Finbarrs
Round Three: Gabriel Rangers, Dromtarriffe, Kinsale, Knocknagree, Aghabullogue, Glanmire, Rockchapel, Mayfield, Glanworth.

Senior Hurling Championship

Divisional / College Section
Round 2
UCC 2-17 Muskerry 0-16
Imokilly 0-24 Carbery 0-10
UCC and Imokilly both qualify for last 16 county senior championship draw.
Club Section - Preliminary Round
Erins Own 3-7 Ballymartle 2-8
Round 1
St. Finbarr's 3-23 Carrigtwohill 0-8
Na Piarsaigh 0-18 Killeagh 1-12
Bandon 1-17 Newcestown 0-17
Blackrock 2-27 Ballyhea 1-10
Glen Rovers 1-17 Midleton 0-16
Bishopstown 1-14 Newtownshandrum 1-13
Douglas 1-18 Bride Rovers 1-12
Sarsfields 2-24 Kanturk 0-11
Charleville 1-27 Erins Own 1-25
Round Two: Ballymartle, Carrigtwohill, Killeagh, Newcestown, Ballyhea, Midleton, Newtownshandrum, Bride Rovers, Kanturk, Erins Own.
Round Three: UCC, Imokilly, St Finbarrs, Na Piarsaigh, Bandon, Blackrock, Glen Rovers, Bishopstown, Douglas, Sarsfields, Charleville.

Premier Intermediate Hurling

Round 1
Blarney 0-24 Ballinhassig 2-12
Castlelyons 2-17 Youghal 1-12
Cloyne 0-14 Aghada 2-13
Fermoy 1-23 Courcey Rovers 1-22
Fr. O' Neill’s 1-22 Ballincollig 2-14
Inniscarra 0-13 Watergrashill 1-16
Kilworth 0-20 Valley Rovers 0-12
Mallow 3-15 Carrigaline 1-20
Round Two: Ballinhassig, Youghal, Cloyne, Courcey Rovers, Ballincollig, Inniscarra, Valley Rovers, Carrigaline
Round Three: Blarney, Castlelyons, Aghada, Fermoy, Fr O’Neills, Watergrasshill, Kilworth, Mallow

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Aghabullogue 0-14 Ballinhassig 1-10
Argideen Rangers 2-15 Castlemartyr 0-17
Barryroe 0-7 Glen Rovers 3-16
Blackrock 2-14 Kilbrittain 1-10
Dripsey 1-8 Ballygarvan 0-24
Eire Óg 1-22 Dungourney 2-18
Grenagh 1-19 Na Piarsaigh 0-19
Mayfield 1-16 Sarsfield 0-20
Meelin 2-18 Midleton 2-15
Milford 3-13 Ballymartle 3-22
St. Catherine’s 0-15 Cloughduv 0-17
St Finbarr’s 0-14 Douglas 0-13
Tracton 0-25 Kildorrery 1-16
Round Two: Ballinhassig, Castlemartyr, Barryroe, Kilbrittain , Dripsey, Dungourney, Na Piarsaigh, Mayfield, Midleton, Milford, St Catherine’s, Douglas, Kildorrery.
Round Three: Aghabullogue, Argideen, Glen Rovers, Blackrock, Ballygarvan, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Sarsfields, Meelin, Ballymartle, Cloughduv, St Finbarrs, Tracton.

County U21 Football Championship 2019

U21 A Football

Preliminary Rd:
St Michaels 1 - 8 Carbery Rangers 0 - 9
Dohenys 0-10 Charleville 2-7
First Round:
A. Carrigaline 2-16 Glanmire 0-11
B. Aghada 1-8 Ballincollig 0-19
C. Beara 0-12 Bishopstown 1-7
D. Éire Óg 2-10 Valleys 0-12
E. Kilshannig 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-10
F. Douglas v Castlehaven
G. O’D Rossa 1-17 St Finbarrs 2-14
H. Charleville v St. Michaels
Quarter Finals: Carrigaline v Ballincollig, Beara v Éire Óg, Kilshannig v F, St Finbarrs v H

U21 B Football

A. Courceys 0-2 Aghabullogue 3-18
B. Castlemartyr v Avondhu winners
C. Seandun winners v Carbery winners
D. Duarigale Gaels
Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v B, C v Duarigle Gaels

U21 C Football

A. Crosshaven v Aghinagh
B. Bride Rovers 1-15 Ballycastle Gaels 2-10
C. Seandun winners v Carbery winners
D. Robert Emmetts
Semi Finals:
A v Bride Rovers, C v Robert Emmets

Tom Creedon Cup Final

Knocknagree v Cill na Martra at Macroom, date yet to to be fixed

 Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta

Beidh comórtas peile na Gaeltachta ag comóradh 50 bliain i mbliana agus is í Páirc Ghallarais i gCorca Dhuibhne a bheidh an gabhar a rósta! Beidh cluichí caide na bhfear agus na mban ar siúl chomh maith le imeachtaí cultúrtha do gach duine idir óg agus aosta. Déan do dhícheall an Ghaelinn a labhairt agus cuirimíd fáilte mór romhat.
The annual Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta festival will be hosted by An Ghaeltacht, Gallarus, Co. Chiarraí between May 31st and June 3rd, 2019. It will feature men’s and ladies’ Gaelic football games between Gaeltacht clubs from Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Dublin, Meath, Belfast and London. There will also be traditional music and various other activities of interest to all the family.
Gaeltacht Mhuscraí will be represented by Cill na Martra in the Peil Sinsear, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh in Peil Soisear and in Peil na mBan, Naomh Abán will be competing in Peil Idirmheánach. All three clubs are in action on Saturday June 1st in the opening rounds.

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 Football Championships

U21 A FC Final: Éire Óg 3-12 Ballincollig 1-14
U21 B Football Championship Final replay: Aghabullogue 1 - 11 Canovee 0 – 8
U21 C Football (13 a side) Championship Final: Aghinagh v Iveleary

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

The last of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior football championship 1st round games have been decided and, unlike closely fought earlier games, the final two produced very decisive winners in Canovee and Inniscarra. 2018 champions Iveleary, Kilmurry, 2017 winners, last year’s beaten finalists Canovee, and Inniscarra look to be the frontrunners for honours at this early stage.
The draws for the 3rd and subsequent rounds of the competition will not be made until the conclusion of the losers’ round games.
1st Round (winners to Rd 3):
Éire Óg 2-8 Cill na Martra 1-9
Kilmurry 2-12 Iveleary 2 - 10
Kilmichael 3-7 Clondrohid 0-15
Ballincollig 0-15 Dripsey 1-8
Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 2-10 Blarney 0-11
Canovee 2-18 Naomh Abán 1-2
Inniscarra 4-20 Donoughmore 0-8
Aghinagh - a bye
2nd Round (winners to Rd 3, losers eliminated):
Aghinagh v Cill na Martra
Iveleary v Naomh Abán
Clondrohid v Donoughmore
Dripsey v Blarney
Éire Óg 2 -8 Cill Na Martra 1-9
A dominant first half performance which left them leading by 2 -6 to 0-2 after 27 minutes seemed to have assured Éire Óg of victory in their Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship 1st round tie against Cill na Martra at Coachford but less than twenty minutes later, having only added a single point to their tally, Éire Óg were hanging on to a one point lead against a resurgent Cill na Martra side. A 48th minute free led to the final score of the game, and in the last ten minutes the winners successfully retained possession and their two point advantage.
Éire Óg had a blistering start to the game, Aidan O’Connor’s opening point being followed in the 8th minute by a smashing goal from Dylan Foley, who then added a point from a free and Kevin Hallissey’s point from play in the 15th minute left Cill na Martra reeling as Éire Óg led by 1-3 to nil and looked to be too strong for the western side.
Cill na Martra registered their first score in the 19th minute, Dean MacCarthaigh sending over after combining with Martín Ó Conchuir, but Éire Óg had added two further points, Diarmuid Dineen and Aidan O’Connor the scorers, before Cill na Martra had a second point from a Dean MacCarthaigh free, to which Dylan Foley added a further point in the 27th minute. Within a minute Kevin Hallissey had slammed the spot kick to the net, Éire Óg led by ten points, looked the better team and were not too unduly worried by the concession of two points to their opponents in the closing minutes of the half which left them leading by 2-6 to 0-4 at the break.
There was an exchange of points early in the second half but then the Cill na Martra revival was ignited by a smashing goal from Trevor Ó hEaluithe, set up by Colm MacLochlainn, in the 37th minute. Now it was the turn of the Gaeltacht side to dominate, driven on by Martin Ó Conchuir, Cathal MacSuibhne and the high fielding Criostóir Ó Loinsigh, and playing their customary running game they attacked in waves and points followed from MacLochlainn, Dean MacCarthaigh from play, and then from a free, to cut the gap to 2-7 to 1-8 by the three quarter stage. A minute later MacCarthaigh kicked a superb point to leave only the minimum between the teams and Éire Óg were hanging on! Team captain Aidan O’Connor came to their rescue with a point from a 48th minute free, Éire Óg introduced two substitutes and with experienced Dermot Hurley and Cian O’Mahony and young Joe Cooper to the fore, the Ovens men retained possession effectively, content to deny Cill na Martra any further opportunities and there was no score to either side in the last 12 minutes.
Scorers: Éire Óg: K Hallissey 1-2 (1-0 pen), D Foley 1-2 (0-1f), A O’Connor 0-3 (0-1f), D Dineen 0-1. Cill Na Martra: D Mac Cárthaigh 0-6 (0-3f), T Ó hÉaluithe 1-0, C Mac Lochlainn 0-2, J Ó hÉaluithe 0-1.
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher; Seán O’Flynn, Daniel Cotter, Cillian Sheehan; Diarmuid Dineen, Darragh McCarthy, Cian O’Mahony; Fionn O’Rourke, Dermot Hurley; Philip O’Sullivan, Tim O’Leary, David Twomey; Dylan Foley, Aidan O’Connor, Kevin Hallissey. Subs: Joe Cooper 15, Mark Kelleher 50, David Sheehan 50, Paul Ryan 55.
Cill Na Martra: Timmy Ó Conaill; Eoghan Ó Céilleachair, Fínén Ó Faoláin, Pádraig de Brún; Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Alan Ó Mocháin, Jack Ó hEaluithe; Cathal Mac Suibhne; Criostóir Ó Loingsigh; Jack Ó hÉalaithe, Martin Ó Conchúir, Ciarán Ó Fóirréidh; Stiofáin Ó Conaill, Dean Mac Cárthaigh, Trevor Ó hÉalaithe. Subs: Donal Ó Buachalla 29, Ciarán Ó Loinsigh h/t, Deaglán Ó Mocháin 55, Pádraig Ó Críodáin 57.
Referee: Mr John Horgan, Gleann Na Laoi.
Kilmurry 2 – 12 Iveleary 2 - 10
Kilmurry, after a disappointing last season, were in a determined mood when they faced champions Iveleary in the opening round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship at Coachford and their blistering start was the major factor in gaining them a narrow victory at the finish. Iveleary had injury problems going into the game and will be reasonably happy that when restored to full strength they could be a match for any opposition after playing their part in this latest excellent high quality contest between the teams who between them have won the last five divisional titles, Kilmurry taking three of these.
Kilmurry were leading by 1-3 to nil before Iveleary had their first point in the 8th minute. Dave McCarthy, at full forward, had their opening point within 30 seconds of the throw in, and in the third minute struck for a fabulous goal, Liam Wall’s clearance going to Seán Warren who passed inside to Joe Ryan who placed the ball wide of Joe Creedon in the Iveleary goal. James O’Mullane kicked a point and Joe Ryan pointed a free and Kilmurry were rampant and oozing confidence. Iveleary had a point from Brian Cronin in the 8th minute, Cronin pointed a free minutes later and Seán Lehane came through from midfield to point in style in the 16th minute to cut the gap to a goal, 1-3 to 0-3.
Iveleary were improving but were dealt another severe blow in the 19th minute when Joe Ryan, who had just pointed a Kilmurry free, took a perfect pass from Fionn Warren, up in attack, and blasted to the net from close range. Brian Hinchion added a point to open up an eight point gap but then Kilmurry lost influential midfielder Greg Barrett to a black card, and Iveleary finished the half with a second point from Lehane and another from Barry O’Leary to leave two goals between the teams at the break, 2-5 to 0-5.
The teams shared eight points between them evenly in the third quarter, Dave McCarthy for Kilmurry and goalkeeper Joe Creedon, from frees, for Iveleary each scoring twice. Iveleary needed a goal and it came from Brian Cronin in the 47th minute when the Iveleary man tipped the ball cleverly over the advancing goalkeeper’s head before belting it to the net. The exchanges were hectic now with the outcome in doubt and Kilmurry corner back Fionn Warren rode a series of tackles before placing his brother Seán for a relieving point in the 24th minute. Back came Iveleary with a fine Brian Cronin point, again Seán Warren raised the gap to four points five minutes from time. Iveleary lost their influential centre back Seán O’Leary to a second yellow card, Joe Ryan pointed the resultant free but then Kilmurry twice had to clear the ball off their goal line in hectic scrambles. In time added, Cathal Vaughan, just back after two months lay off from injury, forced the ball over the Kilmurry goal line to leave only two points between the teams when the final whistle sounded shortly after.
Scorers: J Ryan 2-4 (0-3f), D McCarthy 0-3, S Warren 0-3 (0-1f), Js Mullane, B Hinchion 0-1 each. Iveleary: B Cronin 1-4 (0-2f), C Vaughan 1-1, S Lehane 0-2, J Creedon 0-2 (fs), B O’Leary 0-1.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell; Fionn Warren, Kevin Barrett, William Ronan; Liam Long, James O’Mullane Kyle Kelleher; Greg Barrett, Liam Wall; Evan Carroll, Seán Curzon, Brian Hinchion; Joe Ryan, Dave McCarthy, Seán Warren. Sub: Eoghan Clifford for G Barrett 25, b/c.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon; Barry Murphy, Daniel O’Riordan, Donal Cotter: Kevin Manning, Seán O’Leary, Ciarán Glavin; Seán Lehane, Conor O’Leary; Cathal Vaughan, Barry O’Leary, Finbarr McSweeney (Snr); Liam Kearney, Brian Cronin, Aaron O’Donovan. Subs: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr for C O’Leary 40, Seán O’Riordan for L Kearney 47, Ciarán O’Riordan for D Cotter 55.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom
Ballincollig 0 – 15 Dripsey 0 – 8
A win for Ballincollig at Ovens as forecast but Dripsey made them work very hard for their passage to the third round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship and it took two second half top quality saves on the goal line to deny the Dripsey men of what would have been a shock win.
Conditions were excellent but there was a very small attendance, many not giving Dripsey much of a chance against last year’s semi finalists. Dripsey however got the boost of an early goal, Diarmuid O’Riordan booting the loose ball to the Ballincollig net after goalkeeper Jack Gibbons had blocked Eoghan Maher’s penalty kick and James Cotter added a point to match Eoin O’Reilly’s earlier effort for Ballincollig. Points were exchanged between James O’Leary and Cotter again to leave Dripsey leading by 1-2 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Ballincollig’s Stephen Coughlan and Cotter exchanged points before points from Js O’Leary and Brian Cotter for ‘The Village’ cut the deficit to a single point and when Aidan Murray pointed for Dripsey, Ballincollig responded with points from O’Leary and Colin O’Donovan to leave the sides level at the break, 0-7 for Ballincollig to 1-4 for Dripsey.
Ballincollig had the benefit of a strong wind in the second half but it was Dripsey who took up the running with a point from a James Cotter free in the 34th minute. Ballincollig had a lucky escape when Noel Galvin took a shot from James Cotter off the goal line and they winners then had three points in a row from Eoin O’Reilly to re take the lead, 0-10 to 1-6 at the three quarter stage. Eoghan Maher pointed for Dripsey, Reilly did likewise for Ballincollig and goalkeeper Jack Gibbons now performed heroics in denying
Dripsey of a goal. Another point from Eoin O’Reilly was followed by one from substitute Morgan O’Mahony to open up a four point gap, 0-13 to 1-6, and in the final stages Dripsey points from two Eoghan Maher frees were matched by two points from the in-form Eoin O’Reilly, both also from placed balls to keep the four point gap between the sides at the final whistle.
Scorers: Ballincollig; Eoin O’Reilly 0-8 (0-4f), Js O’Leary 0-2, C O’Donovan, B Cotter, S O’Sulllivan, S Coughlan, J Kelly 0-1 each. Dripsey: James Cotter 0-4 (0-3f), Diarmuid O’Riordan 1-0, E Maher 0-3 (0-2f), A Murray 0-1.
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons: Seán Lucey, Noel Galvin, Shane O’Neill: Colin O’Donovan, Kevin Crowley, Fenton Denny: Jordan Murray, Stephen Coughlan: Shane O’Sullivan, Brian Cotter, James O’Leary: John Kelly, Eoin O’Reilly, Brendan Casey. Subs: Morgan O’Mahony, Darragh Dorgan, Seán Walsh.
Dripsey: Ray Moynihan: Jack Casey, Joe Murphy, Dean O’Sullivan: Aidan Murray, John O’Riordan, Brendan O’Connell: Michael O’Riordan, Mark O’Sullivan: John Carey, James Cotter, Eoghan Maher: Mark O’Connell, Diarmuid O’Riordan, Stephen Murray. Subs: David O’Sullivan.
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom

Inniscarra 4 – 20 Donoughmore 0 – 8
Inniscarra after a very fine championship campaign last season and seven wins in an unbeaten league this year to date were favourites to beat Donoughmore at Grenagh but no one foresaw that the margin of victory over Donoughmore would be so big. Inniscarra led by 0-5 to 0-3 after the first quarter but ran riot in the second quarter, adding 2-4 to their tally in reply to a sinle Donoughmore point and with a lead of 2-9 to 0-4 at the break, it was clear that Inniscarra, lining out without their Cork senior hurler Seán O’Donoghue, would win this contest at their ease. Thus it proved in the second half when the unequal contest continued until the much awaited final whistle brought proceedings to a close.
Inniscarra: Dominick Kelleher: John O’Keeffe, Jerry Roche, David Carroll: Cathal Griffin, Pádraig O‘Callaghan, Eric Baxter: John O’Callaghan, Conor Buckley: Shane Buckley, Stephen Dornan, Adam O’Connell: Jack Hayes, Aaron O’Raw, Liam Collins. Sub: Dylan O’Sullivan.

Canovee 2 - 18 Naomh Abán 1 – 2
Canovee, championship runners up in 2018, had no difficulty in disposing of the challenge of last year’s B champions Naomh Abán at Kilmichael and gave notice that they will again be strong contenders for honours this season.
Canovee started well with Mark Healy getting scoring underway from a free after two minutes, midfielder Brian O’Donoghue added another and further points from Healy, Conor Hughes and a superb long range effort from James Moynihan gave them a 0-6 to nil lead after 12 minutes. The Gaeltacht men had their first score from a Darragh Ó Laoire free kick in the 15th minute but Canovee hit back with points from James Moynihan and Mark Walsh to lead by 0-8 to 0-1 at the break
On the resumption Paul Healy increased the Canovee lead with a point, James Moynihan had another in answer to a Colm Ó Meachair point for N Abán. Canovee lost William Ahern to a second yellow card but young Jack Kelleher was introduced into attack to great benefit and with the substitute contributing four points their numerical disadvantage was easily overcome. With the score at 0-14 to 0-2, Naomh Abán did get through for a goal from A Ó Catháin in the 48th minute but three minutes later James Moynihan linking with Denis O’Sulivan, twice planted the ball in the N Abán net to leave his side 2-15 to 1-2 in front with 51 minutes gone and the teams played out the final stages with the outcome beyond doubt and Kelleher, Sean O’Connor and Paul Healy added further points.
Naomh Abán now face Iveleary in the second round in a clash between last year’s A and B champions.
Scorers for Canovee: J Moynihan 2-4, J Kelleher 0-4 (0-2f), M Healy 0-3 (0-2f), P Healy, C Hughes 0-2, M Walsh, S O’Connor, B O’Donoghue 0-1 each.
Scorers for Naomh Abán: A Ó Catháin 1-0, D Ó Laoire, C Ó Meachair 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine; Blake Ring, Aidan Murphy, Patrick Buckley; Brian Ahern, Michael Dunne, Conor Hughes; Evan Dodd, Brian O’Donoghue; Mark Walsh, Paul Healy, Denis O’Sullivan; James Moynihan, Mark Healy, William Ahearn. Subs: Jack Kelleher 45, Seán O’Connor 45.
Naomh Abán: C Ó Críodáin; D Ó Loingsigh, P Ó hAilíosa, D MacCarthaigh; A Ó Catháin, E Ó Docharthaigh, M Ó Ceallacháin; T Ó Scanaill, D Ó Meachair; N Ó Ceallaigh, Darragh Ó Laoire, D Ó Loingsigh; Tadg Ó Riordáin, C Ó Donnchú, S Ó Riordáin. Subs: C Ó Meachair h/t, C Ó Donnchú 40, E Ó Scanaill 45, D Ó Deasúna for D Ó Laoire 55.
Referee: Ciarán Ó Foirréidh, Uas., Cill Na Martra.

Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
A Grenagh v Inniscarra
B Kilmurry v Ballinora
Quarter finals
1 Canovee v Iveleary
2 Winner of A v Aghabullogue
3 Winner of B v Aghinagh
4 Ballincollig v Macroom
Semi Finals; 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Junior C Football Championship
Quarter Finals;
A Kilmichael v Dripsey
B Ballincollig v Éire Óg
C Gleann na Laoi v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
D Blarney – a bye
Semi Finals:
Winner of A v Winner of B, Winner of C v Blarney

Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Donoughmore v Éire Óg, June 7th at Macroom
B Ballinora 0-17 Inniscarra 0-19
C Iveleary v Cloughduv, May 31st at Kilmichael
D Ballincollig v Blarney, May 31st at Ballinora
Kilmichael – a bye
Round 2
Kilmichael v Loser A
Ballinora v Loser C,
Loser D a bye BUT v Kilmichael if KM lose earlier

Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Gleann na Laoi v Éire Óg
Quarter Finals
1 Grenagh v Laochra Óg
2 Winner of A v Inniscarra
3 Aghabullogue v Ballincollig
4 Blarney v Ballinora
Semi Finals: 1 v 2: 3 v 4

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Kitty Walsh, Auld Triangle, presenting the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for April to Noel O'Leary, Cill na Martra, in rcognition of his display in the Premier Intermediate Football Championship v Eire Óg. Included are Pat Malone, Chairman and John Feeney, Secretary, Muskerry Division. ©Mike English

 Muskerry Cup Football

A Donoughmore v Kilmichael
B Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Blarney
Quarter Finals;
Winners A v winners B
Clondrohid v Dripsey
Aghinagh v Éire Óg
Cill na Martra v Naomh Abán

County Football Leagues

Division One - 11 teams
On Top: St Finbarrs Played 9 - 35 points
Cill na Martra P 6 - 22
Ballincollig P 6 - 20pts
Béal Á Ghaorthaidh P 7 - 7
Division Two - 11 teams
On top: Mallow P7 - 31pts
Macroom P7 - 15
Éire Óg P5 - 13
Aghabullogue P6 - 8
Division Three - 11 teams
On top: Aghada P 7 - 31 points
Naomh Abán P 7 - 21
Division Four - 11 teams
On top: Castletownbere P8 – 36 Points
Grenagh P 6 - 12pts
Division Five – 9 teams
On top: Millstreet P7 - 27pts
Ballinora P6 - 20

County Hurling Leagues

Div 1 and Div 2 – no Muskerry team
Division 3 – 10 teams
On top: Mayfield P6 - 28pts
Inniscarra P6 - 24 points
Ballincollig P8 - 24 points
Blarney P7 - 19 points
Div 4 - 11 teams
On top: Blackrock P6 - 30 pts
Éire Óg P5 - 21pts
Aghabullogue P5 - 9 pts
Div 5 - 11 teams
On top: Ballygarvan P 7 - 31 points
Cloughduv P7 - 27 pts
Dripsey P5 - 12pts
Grenagh P7 - 11pts

Munster Senior Hurling Championship

Limerick 1-19 Cork 1-26
What a difference a week makes. Humiliated by Tipperary in Cork a week earlier, Cork hurlers travelled to Limerick and displayed all the qualities their supporters admire but which have been so lacking so far this year. There is no substitute for courage, will to win, refusal to admit defeat, willingness to take punishment to win ball etc and Cork had buckets of these at Limerick, allied of course to their marvellous skills which no one ever doubts.
The teams were level on six occasions in the opening half before Limerick’s Graeme Mulcahy’s goal in the 27th minute. Cork didn’t wilt in the wake of the setback and largely through a couple of Harnedy scores came within a point before an Aaron Gillane free concluded the half, Limerick leading 1-11 to 0-12. Cork lost Conor Lehane very early but Alan Cadogan, back at last from injury, was a fine replacement.
Cork were the far superior side in the second half and fittingly, it was the first of a Kearney brace in the 47th minute that put them into a lead they never relinquished. Patrick’s Horgan’s 52nd-minute goal set Cork on the high road to victory and came as a result of a long delivery by Bill Cooper, the Glen Rovers man touching the ball into his path before striking past Nickie Quaid. Limerick never looked like catching them.
Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan (1-9, 0-6 frees); S. Harnedy, D. Kearney (0-4 each); A. Cadogan (0-3); L. Meade, D. Dalton (0-2 each); C. Lehane, D. Fitzgibbon (0-1 each).
CORK: A. Nash; Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra), E. Cadogan, N. O’Leary; Mark Coleman (Blarney), M. Ellis, R. Downey; B. Cooper, D. Fitzgibbon; D. Kearney, S. Harnedy (c), L. Meade; A. Walsh, P. Horgan, C. Lehane. Subs: A. Cadogan for C. Lehane (inj 6); S. McDonnell for S. O’Donoghue (h-t); C. Joyce for R. Downey (53); S. Kingston for L. Meade (61); D. Dalton for A. Walsh (68).

Munster Minor Hurling

Limerick 0-19 Cork 1-16
A late Darragh Flynn free earned Cork a 0-19 to 1-16 draw with Limerick at the end of a highly entertaining Munster MHC tie at LIT Gaelic Grounds.
Flynn was the hero for Cork as he hit six frees in the last 13 minutes to pull back a Limerick side that looked set to earn a win from their opening game.
Scorers for Cork: D Flynn (1-10, 8 frees, 1 ’65) D Hogan (0-2), C Walsh, P O’Riordan, E Twomey and J Carr (0-1 each).
CORK: B Saunderon; C O’Brien, C McCarthy, Shane Kingston (Ballinora); C McCarthy, C Joyce, B O’Sullivan; E Twomey, L Horgan; C Walsh, D Flynn, D Hogan; C McCarthy, J Cahalane, P O’Riordan. Subs: L Doocey for Cian McCarthy (24), J Carr for O’Riordan (41), I Walsh for Colm McCarthy (44), L Mulroy Quiligan for Kingston (49), S Walsh for C Walsh (59).



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U7 camogie players from Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Éire Og and Rockban enjoying Aghabullogue Camogie Blitz. ©Tracy Martin

 Laochra Óg

U12 Camogie team played Kildorrery in the County league and won. Laochra Óg played Inniscarra in the U11 Muskerry Camogie league at Teerbeg and had 8 under tens playing. We had our very own Go Games referee. U12 boys played Cloughduv in a challenge game and Laochra Óg played their second U14 game of 2019 against St Finbarr’s in Kilnamartyra and won 3:11 to 3:5.
U10 girls played St Colum’s May 22 in Ballyvourney with over 30 girls taking part . These girls have been playing each other since u6 and have built up a healthy rivalry. The return trip eagerly awaited. Next up for our girls is a blitz in Ballincollig Friday evening.
U8 girls played their first friendly game against Millstreet in Teerbeg in a very good spirited game and did both clubs and trainers very proud. Our U10 girls played their first blitz of the season in Ballincollig. They played four fast paced games and were delighted coming home with two wins.
Summer Camp 2019. This year’s club Summer camp dates are : August 12th ,13th & 14th from 10:30 to 14:30 in Ballyvourney. Junior camp is for children of school going age -12yrs. (those playing U12 this year ). National Pilot Project Development Camp is for players playing U14 & U16 and will be run in conjunction with our summer camp . Players will be assigned to camp relevant to their age, no exceptions. This very exciting project has got the support of Martin Fogarty, National Hurling Development Manager, who will be in attendance along with experienced and well known coaches . Further details to follow on registration, cost and our specially designed camp training top... watch this space.
Not to forget our parents/guardians who we thank for your continued support. When you register your child /children for camp, you will be entered into a competition to win a fantastic prize of two nights stay for 2 people B&B in any Clayton or Maldron Hotel of your choice. Further details will be posted in due course .

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Macroom FC 1st and 2nd team award winners pictured with managers. ©Darragh Deasy

 Macroom AFC

Macroom FC Adult and Youth team awards night took place recently at Murray's Bar. With the awards preceded by a BBQ, a big crowd turned out to celebrate another excellent season. Player of the Year and Top Scorer awards were presented to all teams. Medals were presented to the Youths team who narrowly lost out in the Sean Williams Cup final. Macroom A were also congratulated as on the previous night they beat Waterloo in the Premier A promotion play off. They will return to the Premier league next season. Macroom B also had an encouraging year, finishing 4th in the league. Featuring many new and younger players, hopes are high that they can improve further next season.
Player of the Year: 1st team: Conor O' Sullivan 2nd team: Jack O' Donovan Youths: Darren Quinn
Top Scorer: 1st: Keith Holden (26) 2nd: Jack O'Donovan (16) Youths: Daniel Cotter (29)

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Macroom u12 girls ©

 Macroom GAA

u6 footballers travelled to Carrigadrohid and played in four teams. They were: Martha Kelleher, Donncha Lynch O'Sullivan, Olan O'Sullivan, Luca Carroll, Cillian Breen, Finn Moss, Fionn McKenna, Cathal Kelleher, Darragh Moynihan, Eoghan Kelly, Charlie Hopkins, Harry Buckley, Jack Twomey, Liam O'Callaghan, Matthew Murphy, Odhran McCarthy, Luke Murphy, Ruairi, Angland, Ciara Fabrizi, Liam Bourke, Ciaran Deasy, Sam Purcell, Lukas Slarkei, Nathan Meylers
u9s played Bandon in two eight a side games and lost one and won the other.
u10s were away to Clondrohid: Ivan Rybalka, Michael Kelleher, Conrad Melia, Michael Dunne, Michael Cregan, Ultan O'Tuama, Donagh Moss, Ronan Duggan, Ben Ronan, Daniel Lucey, Bradan Morey, Alex Waugh, Eoin Holland, Conor Coughlan, Ronan O'Sullivan
u11s had a super trip to Kilmacud Crokes and won three out of four games and a super day was had by all. The u11s also played two good games v Bantry in the Castle Grounds
u12s played a great draw with a good Clonakilty side on a scoreline of 5-11 to 4-14.
u14s played Clondrohid in a game and used their full squad of 25 players. They were competitive up to half time but ended up suffering defeat. James Slattery. Oisín Ó Sullivan, Evan Casey O'Sullivan, Ryan Sabas, Mark Condon, Cormac Bourke, Colin Kelleher, David Burke, Joshua O'Connor, Aidan Lynch, Bobby Murphy, Jamie Murphy, Ruairi Kiernan, Danny McKirgan, Sam McCarthy, Martin Fitzgerald, Rory Cregan, Alex Geasley, Ruben Waugh, Rowan Mullane, Conor Coleman, Minuk Kahapola, Jonah Dervin, Liam McSweeney.
u16s played out an excellent game against Bantry in the league. They suffered defeat by three points but showed great spirit right to the final whistle. Well done to all involved having stepped up a grade this year.
Junior Bs won against Ballincollig in the Mid Cork league on a scoreline of 6-19 to 1-4. Some good scores were kicked on the night and the only controversy that came out of the game was whether Olan or Ciaran Murphy was given credit for a goal at the end of the first half. VAR was not available so the lads will have to settle that one between them! The team that lined out was: Tom Creedon, Jack Kelleher, John Angland, James O'Connor, Alan O'Farrell, Olan O'Mahony, Mark O'Callaghan, David Cotter (C), Jack Cronin, Conor Hurley, Don Creedon, Darren Creed, Eolan O'Leary, Ciaran Murphy, Olan Murphy. Subs introduced - Declan Kiely, Shane Meany, Darren Quinn, Jack O'Donovan, Pat Kelleher, Michael Browne, Robert Healy
Tom Creedon Cup Final takes place this Friday night in the Castle Grounds at 8pm between Cill na Martra and Knocknagree. Please can as many members get down to support the competition honouring our former club great.
Macroom Golf Classic takes place on Friday 31st May - get the last of the tee times available now by contacting Paddy Murphy or Don Buckley.
Cork Minor Footballers recorded a good win over Clare last week to hopefully qualify for the Munster final against Kerry (this happens unless Clare go to Tralee tonight and defeat a strong Kerry side) The Cork minors are managed by Macroom man, Bobby O'Dwyer.
De La Salle Macroom were victorious in the u16 grade recently and were backboned by a strong contingent of Macroom players totalling eleven players on the panel and notably captained by our own Mark Hunt who stuck a last minute penalty to give De La Salle victory by a point. Well done to all involved.
Workshop on Sports Psychology was held in the club for coaches. It was delivered by Canice Kennedy and organised by Diarmuid Holland.

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Presentation of T.M. Cronin Cup at Macroom Golf Club. From left: Tom Daly 3rd; Padraig O’Connor, Best Gross; Dan O’Brien, Captain; Michael Brosnan, father of winner, Dean; Kevin Hinchion, Sponsor; Stephen Duggan, 2nd; Jerry McKenna and Paschal McSwiney, President ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Macroom Golf Club

Results: Munster Seniors Cat A Leo Goold(9) 43pts Cat B Alan Townend(19) 39pts Cat C Bertie Crowley(23) COBH 33pts
Mc Guirk’s Open 1st Barra Concannon(6) 38pts 2nd Damien O'Mahony(23) 38pts
TM Cronin Cup 1st Dean Brosnan(17) 39pts 2nd Stephen Duggan(17) 39pts 3rd Tom Daly(16) 38pts BG Padraig O'Connor(0) 32pts Senior Jimmy Lynch(18) 37pts.