Lee Valley Outlook May 30 13 v10e11

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Bluebell Beauty at Macroom Castle Demesne   ©Lee Valley Outlook 

Lee Valley Diary

Macroom Library:
Adult Bookclub Wed. 5th June
Purlies Knitting Group Thurs. June 6 and 20 at 11a.m.
Penn Bookclub Fri. 7th June at 4p.m.
Ciorcal Cainte on Mon. June 10 at 11.30.
June Exhibition: Work of Isobel Baldwin.

Greenshoots Awards & Showcase Thurs. May 30, 2.00pm at Macroom E Park.
Parkrun  Free 5km run from Macroom Leisure Centre every Sat. at 9:30am.
Corpus Christi Processions: June 2. Clondrohid after 11 am Mass. Macroom after 12 noon Mass.
Carriganima N.S. Parents' Association Family Fun Day, Sun. June 2 at 2pm.
Carraig a' Staighre Mass: Famine graveyard Mass on Mon. June 10 at 7.30pm.
Self-employment Information Event: in the Castle Hotel, Macroom, 11am – 3pm on Tues. 11 June. 
Summertime Cooking demonstration san Áras, Ballingeary on Mon. June 17 at 8pm
Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race in Macroom on Thurs. 20th June.
Garden Fete in Leades House June 23 from 2pm. 
Book Launch of 'Jeremiah's Hunger', by Elizabeth Osta in Donoughmore Community Centre on Wed. June 26 at 8p.m.  
G.A.A. Summer Camp: Ballingeary, July 1 – 5. 
Liz Lucey Run: Sun. July 7 from Inchigeela. 
Lough Allua Charity Swim on July 7th in aid of Cork Simon Community & Lions Clubs Message in a Bottle (MIAB)

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly diary. 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

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Uachtarán C.L.G. Liam O'Neill with compilers of 'A Celebration of Gaelic Games in Muskerry' at its launch in Oriel House, Ballincollig. From left, Pádraig Ó Céilleachair, May Healy representing the late Joe Healy, Austin Cremin, Liam O'Neill, Tim O'Brien and Aubert Twomey  ©  Lee Valley Outlook    

GAA President Launches Muskerry History 

Bhí Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, An tUasal Liam Ó Néill, i Múscraí ar feadh dhá lá ar ocáid seoladh stair nua CLG sa cheanntar. The official launch of the new history, 'A Celebration of Gaelic Games in Muskerry', was performed at a special function in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig which was attended by representative of all the clubs in the division as well as former Muskerry players and administrators and some of the officer board of the county administration. There was a special welcome for two people in particular at the function – for Liam O'Neill  President of the GAA, who was the guest speaker at the launch, and for Muskerry Board Chairman, Mr JJ Long, who is now back at home in Kilmurry after spending 22 months in various hospitals in Cork and Dublin, recovering after a dreadful farm accident.
Mr Frank McCarthy, Development Officer Muskerry GAA, was MC for the evening and did a fine job in introducing the various speakers.  JJ Long welcomed the GAA President to Muskerry and thanked him for coming to launch the new history and for his visits to the various parishes in the divisions.  The Chairman praised the history committee of Austin Cremin, Aubert Twomey, Tim O'Brien, Pádraig Ó Céilleachair and the late Joe Healy.  JJ welcomed the members of the Muskerry senior footballers, county champions of 1970, who were present and the Muskerry hurlers, county senior championship finalists in that memorable year for the division.  The Chairman expressed the hope that the history would find approval with all the clubs in the division.
Mr Bob Ryan, Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae Chorcaí CLG, praised the new publication and the work of the history committee and congratulated all involved on a work which made him proud 'as a Muskerry man from Inniscarra'.  Mr Ryan paid tribute to the late Joe Healy and expressed his sorrow that Joe had not lived to see the launch, having died just as the work was being concluded.
History Committee Chairman, Austin Cremin, said that the night was for him an occasion for many emotions. He was glad that the work was concluded, and had the hope that the book does justice to all the people who served on the Board in Muskerry, and would prove a source of encouragement to young people and help them to appreciate the efforts made in establishing the Association in Muskerry down the years.  Austin was delighted that Liam O'Neill had come to visit the division and he thanked his fellow committee members for all their work over the past few years.
County Rúnaí, Frank Murphy, spoke in praise of the contribution of Muskerry to the County Board and had a word of praise for the courage of Muskerry Chairman, JJ Long who had displayed 'all the spirit of the people of Muskerry'.
GAA President Liam O'Neill, in his address, said that he had spent the day meeting some wonderful teachers and students in the Muskerry division and they helped him form the strong opinion that the GAA is in a healthy state in the area. The President praised the new history and said that it would provide a social history of life in the division as  well as being a history of games in the area.  He developed his own proposal, made recently at Annual Congress, that the GAA should take all Gaelic Games organisations (Camogie, Ladies Football, Rounders, Handball, Hurling and Football) under the one umbrella so that the Association would be truly an organisation for all the family in the years to come.
JJ Long presented An tUachtarán with a set of Cork Crystal to mark his visit and a copy of 'Muskerry through the Lens of Dennis Dinneen', the book of photographs compiled by Sean McSweeney.  Muskerry Board Vice Chairman, Pat Malone, presented the history committee members with tokens of appreciation from the board in recognition of their outstanding efforts.
'A Celebration of Gaelic Games in Muskerry' is priced at €15 and is available from the board, clubs and in local bookshops.

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At Macroom Town Council Civic Reception for St. Mary's Secondary School Senior and Junior Football teams that won the All-Ireland Schools Championship - from left - Sean Ó Cuill (Trainer), Jean O'Sullivan (Senior Captain), Mayor Owen McCarthy, Aileen Corkery (Junior Captain), Ciarán Cooke (Principal) and Joe Carroll (Trainer). © O'Sullivan Photo, Macroom  

St. Mary's Updates

Macroom Town Council Presentations: St. Mary's double winning All-Ireland Teams were honoured by the Town Council on May 16 when captains of both teams were accorded a Civic Reception at a function attended by Mayor Owen McCarthy and Macroom Councillors. The captains, Jean O'Sullivan and Aileen Corkery, were presented with Certificates of Recognition by Mayor McCarthy. Ciarán Cooke, St. Mary's Principal, and team trainers Seán Ó Cuill and Joe Carroll, were also in attendance. Having received their certificates of recognition, the two captains made their way to the Castle Hotel where the school held their own presentation night. Both Senior and Junior Football panels attended the presentations, accompanied by parents and staff from St. Mary's, on a very proud night for all involved. Cork Senior Ladies Bainisteoir, Eamonn Ryan, along with players Briege Corkery and Bríd Stack, presented the girls with their Munster and All-Ireland Medals and also offered the girls some very wise words of wisdom for the future. The girls also received beautiful jackets, sponsored by Macroom businesses and gear bags which were sponsored by Michael and Nora McCarthy of Glenview Motors. A most memorable occasion was had and enjoyed by all in attendance.
St. Mary's Awards. The school recently acknowledged all those students who have excelled during the year at their Awards ceremony. St. Mary's has had much success in this academic year, winning the Post Primary GLFA Junior and Senior All-Ireland Championship Titles, the Senior County Camogie Championship and the NDC Milk It Awards Senior Title. Students also reached the Apprentice Chef Finals and earned BT Young Scientist Awards. The Gerard Healy award went to Jean O'Sullivan for her contribution to sport over the last six years, while the Junior and Senior Sports awards were picked up by Aisling Kelleher and Gráinne Moynihan respectively. Twenty two students received awards for full attendance. Both Music and Art are very strong disciplines within the school. The Junior Art award was received by Kirstin O'Reilly while the Senior award went to Rachel O'Shea. Two students, Ciara Creedon and Lauren O' Shea, jointly received the Junior Music award, while the Senior Music award went to Eimear Kelly. The academic results of the students who sat State exams were also acknowledged. The Junior Academic award went to Rachel Casey and Eileen Murphy who received 10 As in their Junior Cert exams. Katie O'Callaghan  was awarded  the Senior Academic award for achieving maximum  points (i.e. 625) in her Leaving Certificate exam 2012.
The Distinguished Past Pupil for the Awards ceremony this year was Dr. Eileen Kelleher, a Consultant Haematologist in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. Dr. Kelleher is a wife and mother of four children, who leads a busy personal and professional life. She spoke honestly and candidly to the students about the need to select carefully their strengths or areas of expertise and to follow them with perseverance. The Student Achievement Awards are given to students who are nominated by their teachers for their work ethic, consideration of others and general demeanour during the course of the year. These awards went to the following:
First Year:Kate Brady, Kate Bradley, Karina Curtin, Aoife Doyle, Elmarie Kelleher, Maeve Kelleher, Kathleen McSweeney, Eibhin O'Mahony and Lynn O'Riordan. 
Second Year: Aoibhe Creedon, Noelle Creedon, Ella Curtin, Paula Luse, Clare McCarthy, Sinead O'Connell, Danielle O'Connor and Katie O'Riordan.
Third Year:Katie Browne, Ciara Creedon,Sinead Cronin, Amber Harley, Rachel Hurley, Aisling Kelleher, Emma Kelleher, Laoise Meany, Laura Moss, Michelle O'Callaghan, Niamh Relihan and Laura Wills.
Fourth Year: Roisin Cotter, Niamh Duggan, Jane Golden, Shauna Kelly, Katie Long, Claire Murphy, Eileen Murphy, Siobhan Murphy, Orlaith McDonagh, Mary O'Riordan and Clodagh O'Sullivan.
Fifth Year: Tracey Cronin, Becky Hennigan, Naomi Kelly, Ruth McSweeney, Elaine O'Shea and Niamh Walsh.
Sixth Year: Kate Condon, Ailish Hinchion, Sarah Hinchion, Denise Lyons, Gráinne Moynihan, Elaine Murphy, Ciara O'Callaghan, Muireann O'Connor, Laura O'Mahony, Mary O'Mahony and Jean O'Sullivan. Congratulations to all the recipients. 
Trip to Calcutta: Clodagh O'Driscoll and Anna O'Leary left Macroom on March 16 and went by bus to Dublin, from where they flew to Dubai and then to Calcutta, to the Hope Foundation for which they had been fundraising. They experienced conditions they had never before encountered - streets flooded with people and manic traffic. Even though they had practically nothing, the children were all smiling and laughing in every single project visited, whether it was a drop-in centre, a home for homeless children, a rehabilitation centre, a crèche or homework club. It was heart warming to see the children's faces light up when they received something as simple as a balloon or bubbles. They were enthralled by the girls' braces and digital cameras.
Marymount Fundraiser: 1a1 class raised €220 for Marymount Hospice in their breast cancer awareness campaign. They presented the cheque to Geraldine Lynch, who is running 'The Toonsbridge Ten Walk Challenge' in aid of Marymount Hospice. For more information check out Geraldine's Facebook page : 'Toonsbridge 10 Walk Challenge.'

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Daltaí na hIdirbliana ó Choláiste Mac Aogáin ag Gallarus ar thuras go dtí an Daingean le déanaí   Pic. An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

JCSP Celebration: 1st and 2nd years gathered with their parents to celebrate their achievements of the last year.  Entertainment was provided by music students and student work was on display.  The event was well attended by parents and it provided a lovely opportunity to acknowledge our school's many talents.
Sa Ghaeltacht: Transition Year Gaeilge students of Mc Egan College spent a weekend in the Dingle Gaeltacht on an educational trip. Students spoke Irish throughout and stayed with a 'bean a'tí'. Many activities were enjoyed by all, such as a guided tour around Slea Head, a visit to the Blasket Islands Information Centre, a climbing wall activity and a visit to the Dingle Aquarium. With the Irish Oral exam accounting for 40% of the overall marks awarded at Leaving Cert, this was a very beneficial experience. It enabled them to improve their spoken Irish through total immersion in the language. Maith sibh!

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Former employees of Irish Paper Sacks, Macroom, which closed in 1987,  and their friends at their reunion in the Castle Hotel, Macroom  © O'Sullivan Photo, Macroom 

Macroom Job Seekers Resource Centre Launch

A new service for job-seekers has commenced in Macroom. The job-seekers resource centre is open on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am until 12.30 in the pitch and putt clubhouse, Macroom.  The free services are provided by volunteers who have been trained to mentor and support job-seekers through the steps involved. The service is supported and overseen by West Cork Development Partnership. Similar services are successfully operating in four other West Cork towns. Job-seekers are invited to drop in for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. A notice board with local jobs and training opportunities will be available for perusal. Log into www.westcorkjobsupport.com for more details. 

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Members of Macroom Youthreach who built a new outdoor chalkboard for children in the Autistic Unit at St. Colman's N.S. Macroom, pictured with principal, Mr. Clancy and Mary Crowley   © John Delea  

Youthreach Project  

The work of seven Students in Macroom Youth Reach Centre for Education culminated in the creation of an outdoor chalkboard play area for children in the autistic unit of St Colman's Primary school Macroom. The project was undertaken as part of the Leaving Cert Applied Curriculum, under the guidance of the Careers Guidance teacher, Alayne Hynes and Art Craft and Design teacher, Daragh Martin respectively.  As part of the Community Work Module the students chose to work with St Colman's Boys National School, Macroom, in appreciation of the support which the Principal, Mr Martin Clancy has consistently offered the Youth Reach programme. The Youth Reach students really enjoyed the experience of creating the chalkboard for the children and special thanks to Mary Crowley for co-ordinating the Project.

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St. Joseph's Primary School, Macroom receives its first Green Flag at the Moran Convention Hotel. Gerardine Browne, Jane Murray, Kitty Clancy and Bríd O'Riordan attended.  © An Scoil

Castle Demense Parkrun.

Parkrun began in the Castle Demense on Saturday May 18th at 9.30am. With 64 people taking part, runners, walkers and the odd buggy, it was a great sight to see in the castle grounds. Out of the 64 participants we had one runner, originally from New Zealand, who travelled from Dublin to take part in our first run and we also had a runner from Belfast, a great boost for the organisers. Parkrun will continue each and every Saturday morning at 9.30am. It is a FREE timed 5k run/walk, it's just you against the clock.  You need to register before you take part www.parkrun.ie/castledemense You will receive a barcode and you need to bring this with you every morning. Following the run you will receive an email with your time and finish position. You can keep up to date both on our website www.parkrun.ie/castledemense and our facebook Castle Demense parkrun where there will be weekly updates and photos. Castle Demense parkrun would not be happening without the generous funding from both the Castle Demense Trustees and the Cork Sports Partnership. If you need any more information please call the leisure centre on 026-43508. 

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Knitters from Macroom and Dunmanway enjoy a get together in Macroom Library as part of the Bealtaine Festival  ©  Lee Valley Outlook    

Macroom Library Notes  

Adult Bookclub meet on Wednesday 5th June and will not meet again until the first Wednesday in September.
The Purlies Knitting Group meet on Thursday 6th and will continue to knit in the library on the first and third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m, therefore, the following session is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th.   There is a huge upsurge in the numbers of women knitting and groups are springing up all over the country. A recent visit of the Dunmanway library knitting group went very well and we hope to host other library knitting groups in the coming months.
Penn Bookclub will meet on Friday 7th June at 4p.m. It would be great if all members were able to make it as it will be the last one of 2013.  Penn Bookclub will be disbanded then for a year until September 2014.
Ciorcal Cainte takes place on Monday 10th June at 11.30. Fáilte roimh cách. Beidh cupán tae ar fáil.
We are featuring gardening in our book display for the month of June. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us all and enable us to get out there and put all the great ideas in the books into practice. Among the new gardening books we have is 'From the Ground Up' by Fionnula Fallon and 'Organic Gardening For Dummies'.
We also have a large collection of 'walking' books, among them books by Kevin Corcoran and A Guide to the Sheep's Head Way.
Should you want some light paperbacks for the summer hols it costs only €2.50 to join the library for a year and you can borrow six books at a time for that.  Also with the children on holidays from school, it is an inexpensive way to occupy them to borrow books from the library for the annual children's  fee of 50 cents.
We hope to have an exhibition of Isobel Baldwin's work in our display area for the month of June.  We welcome submissions for display from anyone or any group that has not exhibited in Macroom library within the last 12 months. 

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Drama at the first meeting of the Briery Gap Young Theatre Company Lee Valley Outlook    

Briery Gap Youth Theatre  

Twenty-two young people from throughout the Lee Valley attended the first meeting of the newly formed Briery Gap Youth Theatre recently.  Having welcomed the group, Ann Dunne explained that this new company was all about themselves, their exploration of the Arts and what they wish to perform on stage. Their enthusiasm and excitement was evident when she announced that their first performance would coincide with the reopening of the newly refurbished theatre in September.  Brendan O'Brien said he was delighted to be involved and would be happy to offer whatever assistance they may need. He then invited the group on to the stage where he introduced a series of most entertaining and enjoyable workshops.  Darragh Browne from Dunmanway spoke with the group regarding their interest in Drama while Ann and Kevin O'Brien worked on the music part of the session.  Pat O'Connell, speaking on behalf of Briery Gap and also as a member of Macroom Town Council, said it was most encouraging to see so much emerging talent, which was evident even on the first evening.  He wished them well and said he would look forward to their many performances on the Briery Gap stage.
Refurbishment: The Briery Gap is currently embarking on a significant refurbishing and upgrading project. New seating will be installed throughout the theatre and an interior designer will assist with re-branding, paintwork, signage etc.   Lighting and Sound systems will be greatly improved and these will be of huge benefit to all performers and patrons at the Briery Gap. Funding for the project will be provided by Cork County Council, Macroom Town Council and local contributions.

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Transition Year group from De la Salle College Macroom with their end-of-year certificates.   © An Scoil

Local TV Programmes

Sun. June 2: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special: First Holy Communion from Carriganimma.  
6.30p.m. News and Sport. Special Interview with Sheila Crowley Part 2. Scoraíocht from the Top of Coom 1988 with local entertainers.
This is the final broadcast of LTV for this season. Local Television has been with us for 30 years. Whether you receive our Local TV service or not, your comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Names will not be used without permission.
Please post a note to LTV, Macroom, Co. Cork.
Until we met again, thanks to all for their friendship and support from all involved in LTV. 


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Starting your own Business? Maybe we can help? Come along to the Greenshoots Awards & Showcase 2013 on Thursday 30th May. An exhibition of the current group of entrepreneurs will take place at Macroom E Enterprise Centre from 2.00pm – 3.30pm, followed by an awards ceremony at 3.30pm. Guest speaker is Mr Denis Collins of IBM & it@cork along with Mayor of Macroom, Cllr Owen McCarthy and Mayor of the County Cllr Barbara Murray.

Nationwide Programme on RTE Friday May 31st at 7p.m. from Ballincollig at grave of famous blues-guitarist and singer, Rory Gallagher.

Carriganima N.S. Parents' Association Family Fun Day on Sunday 2nd June  at 2:00pm. Lots of fun for all the family: B.B.Q., Bouncy Castle, Sumo Wrestling, Refreshments, Ice Cream, Face Painting, Novelty Games, Cake Sale, Raffle, Kids activities and much more.

Cooking Demo: Summer Foods by Catherine Foley at Canovee I.C.A. Hall on Wednesday, June 5 at 7.30p.m. 

Summertime Cooking demonstration and tips for easy cooking le Dorothy Ó Tuama san Áras, Ballingeary on Monday, June 17 at 8pm sharp. Bia blasta, comhrá agus cupán tae. Tickets are €10 in local shops and at the door on the night. This is a fund raising event for the parish conference of the Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race in Macroom on Thurs. 20th June. Further race details will be found on www.corkbhaa.com. As in previous years, all surplus funds will be donated to Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Daniel's memory.

Garden Fete in Leades House, organised by Rusheen N.S. Parents' Association June 23 from 2pm. There will be lots of activities for all ages, also live music, barbeque, raffle with great prizes, vintage display and much more. Hope to see you there.

G.A.A. Summer Camp: In Ballingeary, July 1 – 5. Open to boys and girls: 5 yrs - 13 yrs  and 13 yrs - 16 yrs. 10 am - 2.30 pm. Páirc Traolach MacSuibhne,  Ballingeary. Camp will be visited by members of the Cork Senior Panel during the week. Forms available in Centra.  Camp Coordinators: Caitríona Ní Mhuirthile & Gearoidín Uí Bhuachalla

Liz Lucey Run: The organisers of the 4th Liz Lucey run (which has been an overwhelming success to date, raising substantial sums for Marymount Hospice, Cork) wish to announce the 2013 event on Sunday, July 7. They look forward to welcoming old and new friends to Inchigeela and the beauty of West Cork during the first weekend in July.   

Lough Allua Charity Swim on July 7th in aid of Cork Simon Community & Lions Clubs Message in a Bottle (MIAB)

Macroom Twinning Association held its AGM at Macroom GAA Hall and Chairman, Paul Collins, in his address to the members, expressed his concern that few young people are getting involved in twinning and that this will be fatal for its future.  How to get young people and more interest groups involved (e.g.Fishing) is to be mulled over and the members will meet again in July to bring fresh ideas to the table. A group from Macroom will be travelling to Bubry (Brittany, France) next year to meet up with the Bretons and the Twinning group from Marcallo con Casone in Italy.    

Public Devotions: Mass was celebrated in St Colman's cemetery recently, to remember all those loved ones who lie within its walls.  As is traditional in Macroom, a Rosary Procession was held in Lucey's Lane/ Barrett's Place in honour of The Blessed Virgin during her month of May,.  The procession started at Macroom Senior Citizens and finished with Benediction at an altar in Barrett's Place. 

Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retirement Group have departed to Athlone for their annual holiday.  Over fifty men and women were in the group and they were accompanied by Macroom Senior Citizens officers, Chairman Pat O'Connell, Secretary Regina Casey and Treasurer Evelyn McSweeney Mungovan and Pat Sheehy, tour guide.  The group travelled by McCarthy Coaches, Ballyvourney and they will tour the West with a trip each day.  The Hodson Bay Hotel on the shore of Lough Ree was the base for the group and a boat tour on the lough was on the itinerary.

 Over 60's Talent Contest : Macroom was represented at the Over 60's Talent Contest Finals in Cork for the first time in many years.  Pat Kelleher, who had won the Macroom heat of the contest, was the standard bearer and could not give of his best on the night as he was suffering from a very heavy cold, but in the best show biz tradition, still went ahead and gave his all. 

Aghinagh G.A.A Lotto 19/05/2013:  Numbers drawn 6, 25, 36.  No jackpot winner.  Consolation Prizes: €50   Connie Corkery, Agharinagh, Dripsey. €20 Tadhg Twohig, Mallow,; Dan O'Connor, Lyroe; Breda O'Keeffe, Rylane c/o Shop Ballinagree; Olan Noonan, Aghabullogue, c/o Martin Hubbard. 
26/05/2013:  Numbers Drawn 7, 11 and 28 Winner of €2,200  Margaret Desmond, Carriganish.   Consolation Prizes:  €50  C/O Carrig Inn.  €20  Jason & Katherine, Bealnamorrive; Dylan Kelleher, Aghabullogue; Sheila Hartnett, Inchilea; John O'Leary, Dromduve.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: May 19. Numbers drawn 11, 16, 19, 25. No winner. €50 John Barry Murphy, Cork. €25 Joan Cunningham, Macroom; John Dunlea, Canovee. Jack the Joker: Eoghan Walsh, Aherla.
May 26. Numbers drawn 2, 17, 21, 23No winner. €50 Hazel Shannon, Rusheen. €25 Helen Vaughan, Camu; Kieran O'Sullivan, Ballincollig. Jack the Joker:  Kevin O'Donoghue, Carrigadrohid. Next lotto draw on June 3 in the Castlemore Arms for a jackpot of €8,650

Coachford AFC Lotto. 20/5/2013, Jackpot: €7,000, Numbers Drawn: 1 - 18 - 35, No Winner, €40 Helen Barrett. €20 Dawn O' Carroll, Mary McCarthy, Hancie Casey, Ellen O' Donovan.
27/5/2013, Jackpot: €7,200, Numbers Drawn: 1 - 17 - 19, No Winner, €40 Eugene O' Riordan, €20 Tommy Looney, Sheila Dineen, Kevin Daly, Hillary Walsh.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: May 21. Jackpot €2,400. Numbers drawn 6, 14 and 29. No winner.  €70 Mort Twomey, Rockboro. €20 Sean and Caoimhe Buckley, Lower Farran, Ovens; Denise Murphy, c/o Granville's; Bridie Murphy, Dromree; O'Mahony Family, Cork St.; Mary O'Leary, Codurm.
May 28. Jackpot €2,600. Numbers drawn 10, 16 and 35. No winner.  €70 Sarah Walsh, c/o Sean Coughlan, Macroom. €20 Peter Oldham, Barrett's Place; Annette O'Sullivan, Codrum; Breda Herlihy, c/o M. Lynch, Macroom; Clare Mungovan, Middle Square; Eugen Hayes, c/o Conor Buttimer, Main St.

Lee Valley Updates

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 J.J. Long, Chairman Muskerry Board, making presentations to Liam O'Neill, G.A.A. President, at the launch of 'A Celebration of Gaelic Games in Muskerry' in Oriel House, Ballincollig.      ©  Lee Valley Outlook    

Sweeping Tour

The GAA President, Liam O'Neill, devoted two days to a tour of the parishes in the Muskerry division.  On Day 1 he visited Kilmurry NS, Macroom NS, Clondrohid NS, SN Baile Mhúirne, SN Cill na Martra, Coláiste na Mumhan, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Inchigeela GAA, Kilmichael GAA and Ballincollig GAA.  On Day 2 An tUachtarán visited Blarney NS, Cloghroe NS, Dripsey NS, Aghabullogue NS, Canovee NS, Cloughduv GAA and Eire Óg GAA.  An tUachtarán, a Primary school teacher himself, was very much at ease with the young students he met and a Question and Answer session formed part of his stop at each school.  His quiet unassuming manner made a deep impression on all those he met. The itinerary for the GAA President's visit was made out in consultation with Croke Park and  Mr O'Neill was accompanied by the officers of the Mid Cork Board on his tour.
N.B. We hope to include photographs of the President's visits to the various parishes in the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook.

Coláiste Ghobnatan Awards  

Friday, the 22nd of May, was an important night in the school calendar of Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre, as teachers, students, parents, club officers and supporters alike gathered in the school to recognise the achievements of the students on the field of play throughout 2012 and 2013. It was indeed a hugely successful year for the school football teams, with the senior boys' team annexing County and Munster Vocational school titles; the ladies also capturing the senior title for the first time since 2001, while the boys' u16 team followed in the senior lads' footsteps in also winning County and Munster honours. In fact, the u16 team were recapturing both of these titles for the second year in a row, meaning that 14 of the students were taking home 3 county and 3 Munster medals after their evening's work. Senior representatives from the local feeder clubs, Naomh Abán, Cill na Martra, Clondrohid, Glenflesk, Dr. Croke's and Spa were all part of the huge attendance, on a night of great celebration for the Gaeltacht school.
The evening brought the curtain down on what was a year of very mixed emotions both on and off the football field. While winning County and Munster titles is a huge achievement for any team, the tragic loss of senior player Shane Ó Murchú just before Christmas made the achievements of these victories all the more admirable. Shane himself had scored 2-1 from his full-forward position in the 2012 u16 Munster final, winning Man of the Match in the process, and was already a central player on the senior team this year before fate so cruelly struck him down. Many a tear was shed as Shane's father, Dan, was presented with a framed collage of photographs of Shane playing with the school, and he gave a moving speech shortly after. Shane's brother Neilus also spoke very movingly to the congregation, on a night when Shane was central in everyone's thoughts.
Guest speaker on the night was Diarmuid Ó Donnabháin, newly appointed Administrator of Cork GAA, and a former Cork minor football manager himself. He gave a very thought provoking speech on the importance of never giving up, even when up against all odds. Others to speak on the night were captains and representatives of the winning teams, Donncha Ó Suilleabháin (Buachaillí sinsear), Áine Ní Shuilleabháin (cailiní sinsear), Dermot Ó Ceallaig (buachaillí fé 16 2013) and Aaron Ó  Murchú (buachaillí fé 16 2012), as well as their trainers, Mickey Ned Ó Suilleabháin, Niamh Ní Thuama, and Shane Ó Duinneacha. Diarmuid presented the medals to the members of both senior teams on the night, while Neilus Ó Murchú (himself a member of the last senior team from the school to win the Munster title in 2009) presented the medals to the buachaillí fé 16.
The huge crowd in attendance were also treated to a fantastic slide show of photos from the various games that the teams encountered on their way to winning the titles. This was wonderfully put together by local photographer, Nora Ní Luasa, and she captured many of the magical moments on the field of play over the course of the two years. The evening concluded with official photographs of the winning teams and celebrations went on well into the night after the formalities were concluded. Comhghairdeas do chách.

Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí Winners   

Léiríodh an rath a bhí le Fleadh Cheoil Chorcaí do Ghaeltacht Mhúscraí i mbuanna na n-iomaitheoirí áitiúla i gcomórtais amhránaíochta, teanga agus ceoil. Thug an Fhleadh, a thionóil Craobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Cill na Martra, sa Ghaeltacht don chéad uair riamh le tacaíocht láidir ó mhuintir Mhúscraí, na mílte ceoltóirí agus cuairteoirí go Baile Mhúirne don deireadh seachtaine. Ar thaobh na gcomórtas, bhí amhránaithe Mhúscraí chun tosaigh, mar is gnách, le roinnt mhór de na hiomaitheoirí sa cheol, amhránaíocht agus comhrá Gaoluinne chomh maith ag dul ar aghaidh go Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Ollscoil Luimnigh i mí Iúil. Bronnadh trófaí nua i mbliana, le baint speisialta do Chill na Martra, agus é buaite den chéad uair, go hoiriúnach, ag amhránaí óg ó Chill na Martra é féin. Bronnadh Corn Johnny Cronin, ainmnithe i gcuimhne amhránaí agus cumadóir áitiúil, ar bhuaiteoir an chomórtais amhránaíochta Béarla faoi 12 bliana, Jack Ó hÉalaithe, a bhuaigh an comórtas amhránaíochta Ghaoluinne chomh maith. Bhuaigh ball eile de Chraobh Lachtaín Naofa, Danielle Ní Chéilleachair, an comórtas amhránaíochta Gaoluinne 12-15 agus thóg sí an dara duais san amhránaíocht Bhéarla, fad a bhuaigh Tadhg Ó Corcora na comórtais amhránaíochta Gaoluinne agus Béarla d'fhir 12-15. Bhí a thuilleadh ratha do baill eile den chraobh óstach: Maebh Ní Dhuinnín (2ú háit, amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne 12-15); Molly Ní Chorcora (1ú áit, amhránaíocht Gaoluinne 15-18; 2ú háit, amhránaíocht Bhéarla 15-18), Trevor Ó hÉalaithe (2ú háit, amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne 12-15), Colm Ó Meachair (1ú áit, feadóg mhór foinn mhalla; 2ú háit, feadóg 12-15; molta, amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne, 3ú háit, feadóg mhór),  a dheartháir Diarmuid Ó Meachair (1ú áit, bosca ceoil 15-18; 2ú háit, amhránaíocht Gaoluinne; 1ú áit, mileoidean), a deirfiúr Síle Ní Mheachair (1ú áit, amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne faoi 12; 2ú áit, maindilín faoi 12; molta, fidil) agus Colm Mac Lochlainn (2ú háit, amhránaíocht Bhéarla 12-15), Eoin Ó Conaill (2ú háit, feadaíl 12-15).  Ceol beirte: Diarmuid agus Colm Ó Meachair (3ú háit, 15-18); Síle agus Colm Ó Meachair (molta 12-15). Ceol triúr: Síle, Diarmuid agus Colm Ó Meachair (2ú háit, 15-18).
Sna comórtais comhrá Gaoluinne, chuaigh baill Chraobh Lachtaín Naofa seo a leanas ar aghaidh: Faoi 9: Ellen de Búrca, Aodhagán Ó Riordáin, Jamie Ó Doinn, Caoimhe Ní Chárthaigh. 9-11: Eimear Ní Luasa, Laoise Ní Riordáin, Méabh Ní Chonaill, Nóra de Búrca, Siobhán Ní Laoire. 11-13: Aodhán Ó Luasa, Caitríona Ní Chonaill, Eoin Ó Conaill. 13-15: Liam Ó Conaill. Bhuaigh Alannah Ní Lunnaigh an comórtas scéalaíochta faoi 12. Bhí deireadh seachtain rathúil chomh maith ag muintir Luasa, Screathan, le Caitríona Ní Luasa ag bhuachaint na comórtais fhidle agus fidil foinn mhalla os cionn 18; fuair Maighréad an bua i mbosca ceoil os cionn 18; bhí Conchubhar molta i mbosca ceoil 15-18 agus bhuaigh sé an comórtas amhránaíochta Gaoluinne d'fhir 15-18; agus bhí Maighréad agus Caitríona sa dara háit i gceol beirte os cionn 18. Chomh maith le sin thóg Síle Ní Shuibhne ó Bhaile Mhic Íre an dara duais san amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne 15-18 agus bhí Gearóid Ó Cróinín ó na Millíní, Cúil Aodha sa dara háit san amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne faoi 12, le Áine Ní Shíocháin, An Ruisín sa 3ú áit i maindilín 12-15.

CCÉ Craobh Niall Ó Cathasaigh (Baile an Chollaigh): Cillian Ó Cathasaigh (2ú, fidil faoi 12); Oisín Ó Gráda (2ú feadóg mhór faoi 12); Kate Ní Shé (molta, consairtín faoi 12); Aisling Ní Mhocháin (2ú, consairtín os cionn 18); Molly Ní Ghráda (2ú, píb uilleann 12-15); Shane Ó Scanláin (2ú, bainseó 12-15; 1ú, maindilín 12-15; 1ú, rogha ghléas 12-15; 1ú, fonn damhsa nua-cheaptha); Brian Ó Broin (2ú, bodhrán 12-15); Seán Ó Deasmhúnaigh (2ú, fidil foinn mhalla 12-15); Cillian Ó Deasmhúnaigh (molta, fidil foinn mhalla 12-15); Eibhlín Ni Laocha (2ú, fidil foinn mhalla 15-18); Meabh agus Kate Ní Shé (molta, ceol beirte faoi 12);  Ceoltóirí Mhúscraí (molta, grúpaí cheoil faoi 12 agus 1ú, os cionn 18); Diarmaid Ó hEachthigheirn (1ú, amhrán Ghaeilge nua-cheaptha, aon aois); Muiris Mac Giolla Choda (2ú, amhrán Béarla nua-cheaptha, aon aois).

CCÉ Craobh Achadh Eichneach: Micheál Ó Ríordáin (2ú, fidil os cionn 18; 2ú, fidil foinn mhalla os cionn 18, 2ú, amhránaíocht Ghaoluinne os cionn 18); Paddy O'Donovan (2ú, fonn damhsa nua-cheaptha).

CCÉ Baile Núis: Tara Ní Shíocháin (2ú, consairtín faoi 12); Adam Ó Glaisne (1ú, maindilín faoi 12); Tomás Ó Cadhlaigh (3ú, maindilín faoi 12); Dáithí Ó Glaisne (molta, piano 12-15); Eoin Ó Mathúna (1ú, rogha ghléas os cionn 18 agus 1ú, feadáil os cionn 18); Seán Ó Mathúna (molta, tionlacan os cionn 18); Eibhlín Ní Chadhlaigh (3ú, cruit foinn mhalla); Banna Cheoil Craobh Baile Núis (molta, buíon cheoil chéilí faoi 12); Farranthomas Céilí Band (1ú, buíon cheoil chéilí os cionn 18).

Clondrohid Updates

Corpus Christi Procession:  The annual procession will take place on June 2 in Clondrohid after 11 am Mass. The procession will leave the church after mass and proceed to the hall cark park where prayers and hymns will be recited. All will return to the church for adoration. The children who received their First Holy Communion this year are all asked to participate. Let's hope the weather will be obliging.
Family Fun Day: On Sunday June 2  at 2pm it's all systems go at Carriganima National School, with  events such as BBQ, Sumo Wrestling, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Raffle, Cake Sale, Novelty Games, etc. And to top all that, it's free admission. Go along and support them.
Carraig a' Staighre Mass: The annual Mass at Carriage a' Staighre, the famine graveyard, will take place on Monday night  June 10 at 7.30pm. This is a very important historical event in the parish and all are welcome to attend.
Lotto: Jackpot €2,300. Winners for last week: Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna; Oliver Buckley, Clonfadda; Denis O'Donovan, Gurranegappal; John O'Sullivan, The Tce.; Paddy Buckley Clonfadda.
Bingo: Every Wednesday night jackpot of €2,150.
G.A.A.: Clondrohid Junior A's League match v Kilmichael took place in Clondrohid. It was a close contest but Clondrohid, having played well throughout, came away worthy winners on a score of 2 10  to 1  11.  Junior B footballers played their first league game v Kilnamartyra and were defeated, but with the return of more players from exams, no doubt the tempo will be upped. U.10 : These plucky footballers had a hard fought victory over Donoughmore in Clondrohid on a score line  of 4 3 to 3 5 in U 10 league. They now have two wins from two games. Well done to all. Team Michael Kearney, Darren Lynch, Grace Murphy, Nathan Kelleher, Colin Murphy, Conor Lucy, Liam Colnan, Lorcan Flanagan, Conor Rehilan, Sean Murphy, Orran Manning, Jack Martin, Fionnan O'Leary, Eoin Healy, Luke Duggan.

Kilmichael News

Kilmichael Historical Society: The annual cemetery mass organised by Kilmichael Historical Society, was held this year in the peaceful surroundings of St. Michael's Cemetery, Moneycusker. This historic graveyard is the site of Kilmichael's first parish church which was built by Fr. Matthew O'Mahony and opened in 1493. This year the mass was celebrated by Fr. Pat O'Donovan, Kilmichael who used a chalice that belonged to a relative, Canon Lyons, who was parish priest of Kilmichael in the late 1800s. A large crowd attended. The evening ended with refreshments provided by Kilmichael Historical Society.

Dromleigh N.S. Children from Dromleigh N.S recently attended Cork County Sports. It was a great day out and winners included Gerard Murphy, Fey Healy and the relay team of Gerard Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Alex Callanan and Fionnán Cotter.
All children from first class to sixth participated in a cycling safety course provided by Cycle Sense and subsidised by Cork County Council and Cork Sports Partnership. It was a most successful course and was of benefit to all. The school is also participating in the Food Dudes programme. This is an initiative to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables and to educate them in the benefits of eating five a day.
Dromleigh's first Green Flag was presented to representatives of the school at a ceremony in the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork recently.

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Olympic boxers, Paddy Barnes, John Joe Nevin & Michael Conlon with their trainer Billy Walsh and the current European lightweight champion Joe Ward and the Elite Team on a visit to Rylane N.S. ©

Macra Matters  

Munster VP: James Healy, Donoughmore Macra, took up his position as Munster VP in May. James has been highly involved in Macra, both locally an nationally, since Donoughmore Macra was reformed almost 10 years ago. Recently, he has done a lot of work on the competitions committee of National Council. He is looking forward to his role as Munster VP. Well done to Tommy Moyles on his role as Muster VP over the last 2 years. The National AGM also saw a change of National President, with Kieran O'Dowd taking over from Alan Jagoe. 
Miss Blue Jeans: Muskerry Macra Chairperson, Rebecca Enright, will represent the region at the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, taking part in various novelty activities over the weekend.
Muskerry Macra's Weekend: The final night of Cork County Nights Out was hosted by Carberry Macra in The Welcome Inn, Bandon recently. The theme was a Pre-Silage Party! As part of the National and International Sheep Shearing competitions in the Green Glens Arena, a Millstreet Macra fundraiser Shave or Dye for the Irish Cancer Society was combined with a Regional Night Out for Muskerry Mara members. It was a most enjoyable event.
Fixture: Fri 31st May - Sun 2nd June: Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, Athboy, Co. Meath
Friday 14th June: Muskerry Macra AGM

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Carrigadrohid/ Killinardrish Village Clean Up. Two of those included should see this in Australia! © Supplied 


 Muskerry Vintage

Muskerry Vintage, Veteran Car & Tractor Club held its AGM in the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney recently. There was a large attendance, which included some enthusiastic new members. Tributes were paid to some of the Committee members who were stepping down: James Cronin, Gerard McSweeney and Michael Lynch. They and the late Pete Farmer were remembered for their trojan work in various roles since the club was formed some 22 years ago. It is also a great sign of the strength and comradeship of the club to see that so many of the founders are still members and actively involved.  Newly elected officers were, Chairperson: Tadhg O'Riordan; Secretary,- Lar Cummins; Treasurer, Dan Desmond and PRO, Ted O'Connell. Various events and Runs were discussed and the details of the Annual Run will be discussed at the next meeting. For any enthusiasts who wish to join the club, they can do so by contacting Lar Cummins on 087 2268752, and will be made most welcome. Membership for the year costs €15 per adult.

Dáimhscoil Mhúscraí Uí Fhloinn

Tionóladh Dáimhscoil  Mhúscraí 2013 in Ostán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne ar an Satharn, 25ú Bealtaine. Bhí slua breá d'fhilí óg agus aosta i láthair. Le tamall anuas tá Beitsí Ní Shuibhne, Leas Uachtarán na Dáimhe, ag obair le Scoil Náisiúnta Chúil Aodha chun na daltaí a spreagadh le páirt a ghlacadh sa traidisiún ársa seo, traidisiún na cumadóireachta, agus bhí toradh a saothar agus cúnamh na múinteoirí, le feiscint is le cloisint ag ocáid na bliana seo. I measc iad san a raibh páírteach bhí Danú Ní Liatháin a dúirt dán a chum sí féin agus a cara, Ailbhe Ní Riordáin; Ailsa Ní Fhuartháin agus Sarah Kate Ní Shuibhne, Maria Ní Mhuineacháin, Muireann Ní Nualláin agus Sadhbh Ní Cheallaigh chomh maith le hArt Ó Liatháin.  Bhí iarrachtaí breátha freisin ag Ellen Ní Shúilleabháin agus thug go leor súntas don dán bhreá ó Liam Ó Conaill, 14, mar fhreagra ar an gCeist.   Bhain a dhán, Ionsparáíd, leis an saibhreas íontach teanga is traidisiún atá i Múscraí agus mhol sé imeachtaí ar nós an bhFleadh Cheoil a reachtáil Comhaltas Cheoltóirí Naomh Lachtaín le déanaí. Is é an Monsineoir Pádraig Ó Fiannachta, ollamh agus file aitheanta, Uachtarán na Dáimh Scoile agus bhí go leor cumtha aige don ocáid freisin.  Tá saothar mhór idir láimhibh aige, éacht dhán i nGaeilge cosúil le 'Illiyad' Homer na Gréige. Baineann 'Na Fianna' le h-eachtraí Fionn agus na Fianna in Éirinn fadó agus léigh sé dornán véarsaí don slua. Bhí cur agus cuiteamh ag go leor ar an gCuireadh agus freagraí ó Mhícheál agus Maireád Uí Lionáird, Seán Ó Muineacháin, Seosamh Ó Suilleabháin, Beitsí Ní Shuibhne agus Concubhar Ó Liatháin, an Cléireach nua atá ceaptha i gcomharbacht ar a uncail, Peadar, a fuair bás anuraidh.  Bhí Peadar ina Chléireach ó 1958 go dtí gur cailleadh é, tréimhse níos mó ná 50 bliain. 
Bhí roinnt dánta eile ann chomh maith agus tháinig Pádraig Ó hUallaigh ó Dhún Chaoin i láthair le cúpla dán a aithris ó bhailiúchán nua maraon le hÉamon Mac Carthaigh ó Thrá Lí a raibh ann i dteannta le Conchúr Mac Gearailt, fear fuaime na Dáimhe, an t-é a mbíodh ag réiteach taifeadadh na h-ocáide do Raidió na Gaeltachta ar feadh blianta fada.  D'éirigh sé as anuraidh agus léigh Beitsí Ní Shuibhne dán ar chum sí mar omós do agus dá shaothar ag taifeadadh na nDáimhscoileanna ar feadh na mblianta fada. Is é cúram an Chléirigh ceist i bhfoirm filíochta a réiteach agus bhain ceist na bliana seo le staid na Gaeilge.  Dar leis an gCeist, go bhfuil an chúram leagtha ag an Stát ar Údarás na Gaeltachta agus ar Fhoras na Gaeilge an teanga a chaomhnú ach gurb iad na gnath dhaoine a chaithfidh an teanga a labhairt chun faid saoil a thabhairt di. Bhí freagraí breá tomhaiste ag mórchuid filí ar an gceist seo. Bhí cúpla dán gleoite ag Siobhán Ní Mhúineacháin a léiríonn go bhfuil sise ag fáil spreagadh ó dea shampla a hathair fileata, Seán, agus bhí dánta freisin ag Concubhar Ó Liatháin faoi Iubhaile Órga Chór Chúil Aodha atá á cheiliúradh i mbliana maraon le h-oirniú mar Shagart Damien Ó Loingsigh anuraidh. Mhair an ocáid dhá uair a chloig ana thaithneamhach ar fad agus bhí tae agus soláistí ag an slua sarar thug siad aghaidh ar an mbaile agus sásamh fileata faighte a mhairfidh go dtí an chéad Dáimh Scoil eile i 2014!

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Coláiste Ghobnatan a bhuaigh Craobh na Mumhan i gcoinne Carraig na Siúire i gcomórtas fé 16 ½ le Micheál Ó Súilleabháin agus  Shane Ó © Nóra Ní Luasa

Craobh na Mumhan do Choláiste Ghobnatan

Coláiste Ghobnatan   3-14 Coláiste na gComarach  0-7

Ta corn craobh na Mumhan do na gairmscoileanna ag fanúint i mBaile Mhuirne don dara bhliain as a chéile. Thug buachaillí Coláiste Ghobnatan taispeántas an-láidir sa dara leath agus ní raibh ar chumas buachaillí Coláiste na gComarach, Tiobraid Árann déileáil leo sa chluiche ceannais i Rathcormac. Bhí Coláiste Ghobnatan go luath ar an ionsaí le cúilíní ó Maidhc Ó Duinnín, an leath tosaí lár Pierse Ó Liatháin agus an t-imreóir iontach sa chúinne san líne lán tosaigh Dan Ó Duinnín. Cé nach raibh Coláiste Ghobnatan ag imirt chómh maith agus a imríodar cúpla seachtain ó shin, bhíodar ag imirt níos fearr mar fhoireann agus d'imíodar ar aghaidh go cumhachtach leis an liathróid le pointí ó Piarais Ó Liatháin,Tadhg Ó Corcora agus Dan Ó Duinnín arís. Bhí Baile Mhúirne de shíor ag dul ar aghaidh leis an liathróid agus tar éis do Dan Ó Duinnín cic saor eile a chur thar an dtrasnán  roimh an fheadóg leath ama, d'imigh an dhá fhoireann isteach sna seómraí feistis le Cólaiste Ghobnatan chun tosaigh 0-7 in aghaidh 0-3. Bhí iománaithe Cólaiste na gComarach tar éis craobh na Mumhan faoi 16 a bhuachaint cúpla seachtain roimhe sin agus bhí an dúbailt uathu. Ach bhí dúbailt eile ag teastáil ó Choláiste Ghobnatan - bhuaigh a bhfoireann Sínsearach craobh na Mumhan peile in aghaidh Mainistir na Féile níos luaithe sa bhliain. Nuair a tháinigh Muintir Baile Mhúirne amach don dara leath, bhí spoir nua acu ina shála le Maidhc Ó Duinnín agus Pádraig Ó Críodáin ag glacadh seilbhe de lár na páirce agus bhí sé soiléir go raibh sé ar intinn acu an cluiche seo a bhuachaint. Le pointe luath ó Mhaidhc Ó Duinnín, bhí muintir Mhúscraí ar a shlí chun ceiliúradh nuair a chuir Dan Ó Duinnín, an liathróid isteach i líontán Choláiste na gComarach. Lean an scéal amhlaidh agus is gearr go raibh an cluiche thart mar chomórtas. Do b'iad buachaillí Choláiste Ghobnatan an fhoireann a b'fhearr agus ba láidre ar an bpáirc, agus bhí san soiléir ón bpeil aoibhinn oscailte a d'imríodar. Bhí a lán laochra acu ar an lá le Ronán De hÍde, a d' imir mar leath chúlaí ar an gcliathán, Antóin Ó Cuana a bhí mar chúlaí sa chúinne, Maidhc Ó Duinnín agus Pádraigh Ó Críodáin a bhí i gceannas ar lár na páirce, chomh maith leis na tosaithe Piarais Ó Liatháin agus Dan Ó Duinnín. Bhronn Seán Ó Briain, rúnaí de Choláistí Iar-bhunscoileanna na Mumhan, an chorn ar chaptaen Cóláiste Ghobnatan, Dermot Ó Ceallaigh, i measc ceiliúradh iontach ag an lucht tacaíochta.
Scóireanna:  Dan Ó Duinnín 2-4, Maidhc Ó Duinnín 0-5, Conchúr Ó Murchú 0-1, Piaras Ó Liatháin 0-2, Tadhg Ó Corcora 0-1,Aaron Ó Murchú 0-1,Daithí Ó hAllamháin 0-1.

Gaeltacht Concern

Community groups in the Múscraí Gaeltacht are disappointed and angered by the announcement that only €245,697 in LEADER funding is to be granted for the area. West Cork Development Partnership has been administering LEADER funding for the Múscraí area since the collapse of Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta in September 2011. The WCDP has indicated that the funding for the Múscraí Gaeltacht was allocated on a 'population pro rata' basis and that the allocation is to cover all legacy MFG grants (grants contracted for by MFG but unpaid because of MFG's collapse), new applications and administration. The allocation is  deemed insufficient for this purpose by local community groups.


By Michael Kelly
Beetroot that were sown in a polytunnel or greenhouse in early spring are in good shape now and almost ready for eating.  Beetroot only needs moderate watering, unless weather conditions are very dry.  Keep the rows of beetroot well weeded.  A feed with a nettle tea or seaweed feed will help boost nitrogen levels.
Chervil is a sweet, aniseed-flavoured herb that is difficult to source fresh because once picked it quickly loses its flavour.  You will rarely see it on sale in a supermarket, which means that growing it yourself is probably the only way to access it fresh. Chervil makes a useful addition to soups and salads and also aids digestion when made in to a tea. Strong chervil tea will alleviate the discomfort of insect bites, cuts, and eczema when dabbed on the area at regular intervals. It is also seen as useful companion plant, keeping aphids away from lettuce and encouraging plants growing alongside it to grow more vigorously.  Try growing it next to radishes, lettuce and broccoli.  To grow: sow 5-6 chervil seeds in each module of a module tray indoors.  The seedlings will be ready to plant out in about a month.
Recipe of the Week – Chervil and Tarragon Dressing. New-season spinach,  wonderfully tender, baby leaves, cry out for a salad and a decent dressing. 
Ingredients: • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil; 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar; 3 tbsp. chopped fresh chervil;  1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon; 1 tsp. finely minced red onion; 1 clove garlic, minced; 1 tsp. Dijon mustard; ½ tsp. sea salt. Mix all the ingredients together and toss with salad.


Inferno by Dan Brown.

Set against an extraordinary landscape inspired by one of history's most ominous literary classics, Inferno is Dan Brown's most compelling and thought provoking novel yet. A breathless race –against time thriller that will grab you from page one and not let you go until you close the book. 

On special offer in Hardback only at Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €14.99.


Your own boss?
Self-employment for many in Ireland was an option but increasingly, over the past 5 years, it has become a necessity.  Is a recession the best time to start out in business?  The short answer is no.  Having said that, it depends on the type of business, your target market and exactly what you are offering.
Thorough research of your market, of your potential customers, the competition and rates and prices is absolutely essential before you jump.  It is said that the first step in entrepreneurship is gathering information.  In reality, self-employed people, in order to be successful need to give their business time and attention and hence, gather information on a regular basis. 
West Cork Development Partnership, in conjunction with West Cork CIS, Cork County VEC and Macroom-e, have organised an Information event for those in self-employment and those considering self-employment.  The event will be held in the Castle Hotel in Macroom from 11am – 3pm on Tuesday 11 June.  In tandem with the information stands, 4 workshops will be held from 12pm to 2pm and will include an overview of training for business; Paul Healy of the Rubicon Centre will speak about Seeking Finance: Both Private and Public; West Cork CIS will speak about the Rights and Responsibilities of taking on an Employee and there will be a number of Case-Studies of people who have accessed training and finance and are now successful in business.

Sports Mad

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Peileadóirí fé 18 ½ ó Choláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre, a bhuaidh craobh an contae agus craobh na Mumhan, ag oíche céiliúradh sa choláiste   © Nóra Ní Luasa 

Munster U16  Vocational Schools  Football Final 

Coláiste Ghobnatan   3-14 Comeragh College 0-7
The Munster u16 Vocational Schools title returned to Ballyvourney for the second year in a row as Coláiste Ghobnatan, with a very strong 2nd half performance, accounted for an understrength Comerage College from Tipperary. Coláiste Ghobnatan were first out of the blocks with early points from Maidhc Ó Duinnín (finished with 0-5), centre-forward, Piaras Ó Liathain and outstanding corner forward, Dan Ó Duinnín. Comeragh College were two points behind at the quarter stage but Ballyvourney, while never hitting the heights of their county final victory over Kanturk a few weeks previously, were playing better as a team, and powered further ahead with points from Piaras Ó Liathain (his second from centre-forward), Tadhg Ó Corcora and Dan Ó Duinnín again. Ó Duinnín converted another free just before the short whistle and the teams retired to the dressing room with Coláiste Ghobnatan leading by 7 points to 3. Comeragh College had already claimed the u16 Munster hurling title a few weeks before and were looking for a unique double but the Ballyvourney lads  were looking for their own unique double (their senior team captured the Munster Vocational title earlier in the year), and came out for the second half in very determined fashion. With Maidhc Ó Duinnín (0-5) and Pádraig Ó Criodáin in complete control of the middle of the field, Coláiste Ghobnatan set about putting this game to bed at an early stage. An early point from mid-fielder Ó Duinnín set them on their way and, when Dan Ó Duinnín rounded the goalkeeper to slot home shortly after, Ballyvourney had suddenly opened up an 8 point lead. Another superb free from Ó Duinnín  pushed the Gaeltacht men further ahead and, when a speculative shot from Conchur Ó Murchú ended up in the Carrick-On-Suir net shortly after, this game was effectively over as a contest. Comeragh College, to their credit, tried to get back into the game, and a good save from Ó Luasa was required to keep out a goalbound shot but they had no answer to the superior link play of the Ballyvourney boys. A further 1-1 in quick succession from Dan Ó Duinnín (bringing his total for the game to 2-4), as well as minors from Maidhc Ó Duinnín (2), wing back Aaron Ó Murchú and substitute Daithí Ó hAllamháin pushed Ballyvourney further ahead, before a point from Gahan (his second) for the gallant Tipperary champions left the final scoreline Coláiste Ghobnatan 3-14, Comeragh College 0-7.
Comeragh College can be very proud of their performances in reaching the final after a long year of dual action for their players. Coláiste Ghobnatan, however, were by far the stronger outfit throughout, playing some delightful open football, and will be delighted to have retained their Munster Cup for a second year in a row. They had huge peformances on the day from Ronán de hÍde at wing-back; mid-fielders Maidhc Ó Duinnín and Pádraig Ó Críodáin, as well as forwards Piaras Ó Liathain and Dan Ó Duinnín. Seán Ó Briain, Secretary of the Munster Post-Primary Colleges, presented the Cup afterwards to Coláiste Ghobnatan centre-back and captain Dermot Ó Ceallaigh, amid massive celebrations from the huge Ghaeltacht following.
Scorers: Coláiste Ghobnatan: Dan Ó Duinnín 2-4, Maidhc Ó Duinnín 0-5, Conchur Ó Murchú 1-0, Piaras Ó Liathain 0-2, Tadhg Ó Corcora 0-1, Aaron Ó Murchú 0-1, Daithí Ó hAllamháin 0-1.
Foireann. Gearóid O'Luasa, Antóin Ó Cuana, Gearóid O'Goillí, Eoin O'Loingsigh, Ronán De hÍde, Dermot O'Ceallaigh            (captaen)  Aaron Ó Murchú, Maidhc O'Duinnín, Páraig Ó Criodáin, Damien Ó hUrdail, Piaras O'Liatháin, Tadhg Ó Corcora, Conchur O'Murchú, Gearóid Ó Faoláin, Dan Ó Duinnín. Ionadaithe: Daithí Ó hAllamháin, Cillian Ó Loingsigh, Ian  O Riordáin, Donagh Ó Riordáin, Conchubhar Ó Luasa, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Eoin De Róiste  , Brian De Róiste, Seán Ó Forréidh, Conor Ó Riordáin, Eoin MacCarthaigh. Traenálaithe: Seán Ó Duinneacha, Mickey Ned Ó Súilleabháin.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

Aghinagh   2-12    Eire Óg   1-5
Aghinagh were full value for their victory over Eire Óg in the 1st round replay at Carrigadrohid.  The final score line is slightly flattering to the winners however as there was only a four point gap between the teams for almost all the fiercely contested fourth quarter and had Eire Óg managed to get a score it would have increased the pressure on Aghinagh.  As it transpired, a scoreless ten minute period was ended by a smashing goal for Aghinagh from Declan Ambrose in the 58th minute and in the time remaining William Coakley kicked over three further points to put a gloss to the victory margin.
Eire Óg led early on with two points, both from Philip O'Sullivan, one from a free.  Aghinagh had kicked four wides before Donal Corkery opened their scoring with a point from a free in the 13th minute and William Coakley quickly added an equaliser from play.  Aghinagh went in front in the 19th minute when Donal Corkery set up Sean Kelleher to kick over a neat point but Eire Óg wer4 back on level terms two minutes later when Barry O'Neill pointed from a free. A foul on Miceál Corkery yielded a free which brother Donal, the Aghinagh captain, sent over the bar but there  was a shock for the winners in the 29th minute when Paul Ryan worked his way in along the end line before belting the ball to the Aghinagh net from close range.  From the kick out, Michael O'Brien got possession for the winners, and fed to Declan Ambrose on the left sideline.  Ambrose came down the wing, cut in beating three tackles on the way and finished with a blistering shot to the Eire Ó g net from close range.  Aghinagh were back in front and stayed there to the finish. Trevor Burns increased their advantage with a point from 45 metres and they led by 1-5 to 1-3 at half time.  The wide count was 9 to 2 in 'favour' of Aghinagh testifies to the territorial advantage they had enjoyed.
The introduction of John Malone put more zip into the Eire Óg attack for the second half.  Paul Ryan had a point for Eire Óg to narrow the gap to a single point but Sean Kelleher's point in the 36th minute restored the half time advantage for Aghinagh.  Back came Óg with a very well worked point, finished by Paul Ryan and there was only a point between the teams again.  The play was very even now and the Ovens side were much improved, making for a very exciting contest.  In the 14th minute Declan Ambrose eased the situation for Aghinagh with a fine point and added another with a minute.  Sean Kelleher's point in the 48th minute gave Aghinagh a four point breathing space but they could not increase their advantage as Eire Ó put up a fierce resistance to prevent the game slipping away from them.  The next score would be vital and when it came it was decisive.  Alan Hourihan, Wiliam Coakley and Sean Kelleher were all were involved in a move which saw the Aghinagh progress up the left wing in the 58th minute before the ball was fed through to Declan Ambrose who found the net from close range to settle the issue. William Coakley then proceeded to kick over three points in rapid succession as the Eire Óg resistance finally crumbled. 
Aghinagh: William Ambrose: Dermot O'Callaghan, Seamus O'Leary, Alan Hourihan: Trevor Burns, Dave Barry, Jeremiah Kelleher: Con Lehane, Michael O'Brien: Declan Ambrose, Miceál Corkery, Sean Horgan: William Coakley, Donal Corkery, Seán Kelleher. Sub: Jeremiah Corkery. 
Eire Óg: Fintan Brennan: Sean O'Connor, Kieran O'Sullivan, Colm Murphy: Eanna Lowney, Barry Corkery, Ryan Kennerick: Andy O'Herlihy, Ronan O'Toole: Daniel O'Shea, Denis Murphy, David Sheehan: Paul Ryan, Philip O'Sullivan, Barry O'Neill. Subs: John Malone and Tony Dineen.
Referee: Mr Peter Downey, Inniscarra.

Iveleary   2-9     Ballincollig   1-11
The last remaining first round tie was decided at Kilmurry when Iveleary got over the line against Ballincollig in another replay.  Iveleary looked the better team for much of this game and they had what seemed a comfortable 2-9 to 0-9 lead with less than ten minutes remaining. Ballincollig substitute Con Breen then kicked over two points and when Brian Glavin netted from the penalty spot in the 59th minute, Ballincollig were only a point adrift and were swarming all over Iveleary.  The losers had three chances subsequently of forcing extra time but did not avail of their opportunities and so Iveleary advance to the 3rd round while Ballincollig must overcome the Dripsey challenge to join them there.
Iveleary led at half time by a point, 1-4 to 0-6, the goal coming in the 16th minute from Ger McSweeney who was placed by Denis O'Leary.  Ballincollig had scored first, Brian Glavin after only 10 seconds, and Barry O'Leary had immediately equalised for Iveleary who then went in front through a Daniel O'Riordan point. Glavin equalised from a 7th minute free and Stephen Coughlan put Ballincollig back in front from a free four minutes later.  Ger McSweeney's goal in the 16th minute was a big boost for Iveleary but Ballincollig were contesting well and Brian Kelly pointed to leave only the minimum between the teams. A late exchange of points between Cathal Vaughan and Coughlan left the one point margin between the teams at half time.
Fergal Keohane equalised from a free for Ballincollig on the restart, Denis O'Leary had an Iveleary point to match it and then Cathal Vaughan had a massive point for Iveleary to open up the two point gap again by the 39th minute.  Iveleary goalkeeper Joseph Creedon denied Ballincollig with a fine save in the 43rd minute, the ball went upfield and Ger McSweeney added to the Iveleary tally, 1-7 to 0-7 now, and Cathal Vaughan's pointed free opened up a four point gap as the final quarter commenced.  Enter Con Breen with a point for Ballincollig but in the 50th minute Iveleary struck for a second goal, Cathal Vaughan passing to Ger McSweeney close to goal and the latter made no mistake from that range. Breen and Denis O'Leary exchanged pints to keep the two goal gap as the game entered the closing stages.  Ballincollig now came strongly into the game with two more Breen points and the fat was in the fire when Glavin clung the penalty.  Ballincollig had three more chances of an equaliser but could not get the ball over the Iveleary bar and last year's beaten finalists survived, propably deservedly, but all credit to Ballincollig.   
Iveleary: Joseph Creedon: Gerard O'Riordan, Donal Cotter, Kevin Hourihan: Sean O'Leary, Cal McCarthy, Barry Murphy: Edward Buckley, Daniel O'Riordan: Barry O'Leary, Finbarr McSweeney, Denis O'Leary; Ger McSweeney, Cathal Vaughan, Brian Cronin. Sub: David Hourihan.
Ballincollig: John Noonan: Shane Murphy, Adrian Hanley, Tim O'Leary: Cian McCarthy, John Paul O'Leary, James Cooper: Brian Kelly, John Lawlor: Brian Galvin, Stephen Coughlan, Diarmuid Nolan: Fergal Keohane, Ian Coughlan, Peter O'Neill. Sub: Con Breen.
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

Second Round (1st round losers) Pairings:

 Eire Óg  v  Kilmichael

Dripsey  v  Ballincollig

Blarney  v  Kilmurry

Third Round Qualifiers: Aghinagh, Clondrohid, Donoughmore, Inniscarra, Iveleary and Macroom, together with the winners of the three second round games. 

Munster Minor Football Championship

Tipperary   0 – 11     Cork   0 – 8
Tipp led Cork by 0-8 to 0-1 after 35 minutes of this Munster semi final at Thurles and it could have been worse, as the home side had kicked some awful wides in the first half.  Things were so bad for Cork at this stage that they at last abandoned the 'sideways and backwards passing system they had attempted up to this and had a decent 'cut'.  Substitute, Aidan Moynihan for Canovee, had a major role in the Cork rally as he put fast ball into his full forward line, scored two point from play and propelled the ball towards goal, something that had not been happening for all of the first half.  The outcome was that Cork came back into contention and, with a bit more steadiness near goal, would have got a draw and extra time. 
Cork are now out of the championship for 2013 whilst Kerry, whom Cork beat in round one, are now in the Munster Final, having come through the back door with victories over Waterford and Clare.  This situation is a repeat of what happened in 2012 when Kerry lost to Tipperary, who then beat Cork and subsequently beat Kerry again in the final.  Kerry made it as far as the All Ireland semi final later. Tipperary are now trying to make it three in a row Munster titles when they play Kerry in early July.  Kerry are guaranteed an All Ireland quarter final place as Munster finalists. (Can you just hear the laughter from over the county bounds!) 
Western Gaels' Peter Kelleher from Kilmichael was started at midfield for Cork but was clearly not recovered from his recent injury and had to be withdrawn at half time. Peter O'Neill of Ballincollig was a second half substitute at midfield.  James Moynihan of Canovee was also on the substitutes' bench. Andrew McCarthy of Inniscarra was a selector and Aidan Kelleher of Clondrohid acted as Team Doctor. 

Munster Junior Football Championship

Cork   5 – 17   Limerick   2 – 8
Cork juniors had their expected easy win over Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds and now meet Clare in the Munster semi final in Ennis and will be expected to win that also. Eoin O'Mahony (Macroom), Sean Kiely (Macroom) and Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary) were in the Cork line out and all played well. Tim O'Sullivan of Macroom is a selector with the team. 

Munster Senior Football Championship

Cork   3 – 17     Limerick   0 – 8
Cork had an easier than expected outing against Limerick in the senior championship and now meet Clare at Ennis on June 16th next.  Cork had five debutants and the team played well overall, though one must take the lack of quality of the Limerick challenge into consideration in making judgements.  Ciarán Sheehan and Daniel Goulding, both of Eire Óg, and Paddy Kelly of Ballincollig, all started in attack for Cork.  Fintan Goold of Macroom and Noel O'Leary of Cill na Martra both came on as substitutes in the 50th minute.  All five Mid Cork clubmen did well. Peadar Healy of Naomh Abán is a selector with Cork.

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An Post Rás on Killarney Road, Macroom © Lee Valley Outlook    

Cork County Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Hurling Championships

The county hurling championships are about to commence so a look at the league tables may be informative in weighing up teams' chances.  None of the Mid Cork teams are going that well and all are in danger of losing their opening rounds, but hopefully, will produce their best on the day!   

County League -  Div One

                                 P     W   D  L   Points

Tracton                    6      4    0   2      8

Cloyne                     6      3    1   2      7

Bandon                    4      3    1   0      7

Newcestown            5      3    0   2      6

Kilworth                  6      2    2   2      6

BALLINCOLLIG         6     3    0    3     6

Ballyhea                   5     2    1    2     5

Meelin                      4     2    0    2     4

Youghal                   5     2     0    3     4

Carrigaline               6     1     1    4     3

BLARNEY              5     1     0    4     2

BLARNEY  v  Newcestown at Ballincollig, Sat. 1st June 7.30pm 
Blarney who won this championship in 2008 and spent a year up in senior ranks will be outsiders against Newcestown.  In the Div. One league Blarney have defeated Carrigaline but have lost to Bandon, Ballyhea, Tracton and Ballincollig.  Newcestown have recorded wins over Ballyhea, Tracton and Ballincollig but lost to Cloyne and Youghal.
Forecast: Newcestown to win.

INNISCARRA  v  Bandon at Newcestown Sunday 2nd June, 3.30pm 
Inniscarra, now managed by Liam Linehan and captained by John O'Callaghan, reached the semi final stage in 2012 before losing to Ballinhassig.  Ace free taker, Aidan O'Mahony, has moved to Dublin and is now playing his hurling there and is a loss.  In the Div Two league, Inniscarra  have recorded wins over Ballygarvan, Argideen Rangers, Mallow and Aghabullogue and lost to Castlelyons.  Bandon are competing in the higher division of the league and are going well with wins recorded over Carrigaline, Blarney and Tracton.
Forecast: Inniscarra to rise to the occasion.

BALLINCOLLIG v Castlelyons  at Caherlag Sun 2nd June, 7.30pm.
Ballincollig are going reasonably well in Div. One of the league with three wins from six outings but Castlelyons are unbeaten in the lower division with five wins to date.  Ballincollig beat Kilworth, Carrigaline and Blarney but lost to Youghal, Newcestown and Meelin.  Castlelyons have defeated Kilbrittain, Mallow, Aghabullogue, Inniscarra and Aghada.
Forecast: Ballincollig with a full team could surprise the East Cork men.

County League - Div 2

Castlelyons                   5     5    0    0      10

Fermoy                         5     5    0    0      10

INNISCARRA               5     4    0    1        8

Watergrasshill              5     3    0    2        6

Valley Rovers              6     3    0    3        6

Kilbrittain                    5     2    1    2        5

Argideen                     4     0    2    2        2

AGHABULLOGUE           5     1    0    4        2

Ballygarvan                 4     0    2    2        2

Mallow                        5     1    0    4        2

Aghada                        5     0    1    4        1

County League – Div Three

Charleville                  5      5     0    0     10

St Catherine's             6      5     0    1     10

Barryroe                     6      4     1    1       9

Kildorrery                  6      3     2    1       8

Fr O'Neill's                 6      3     1    2       7

Blackrock                  6      2     1    3       5

Milford                      3      1     1    1       3

EIRE OG                   5      1    1    3       3

Kanturk                     6      1     0   5        2

Dromina                    6      0     2   4        2

DRIPSEY                   5      0     1    4        1

County Intermediate Hurling Championship

AGHABULLOGUE v Barryroe at Brinny Sat. 1st June 6pm
Aghabullogue, relegated last season, are struggling slightly and in the Division Two league have lost to Valley Rovers, Fermoy, Castlelyons and Iniscarra but defeated Argideen in their most recent game at Coachford.  The success of their footballers has been a boost and may inspire the hurlers.   Barryroe are playing well in the lower Div Three league and have defeated Blackrock, Dripsey, Fr O'Neills and Dromina, drew with Milford and lost to Kildorrery.
Forecast: Aghabullogue, with pride at stake, to raise their game.   

 EIRE ÓG v Ballygarvan at Brinny Sat. 1st June 7.30pm
Eire Óg are another Mid Cork hurling club having difficulties at present as their league form shows.  Hurling preparations are inevitably affected by football considerations and with two Cork seniors footballers as well as club intermediate and junior activities it has not been easy to prepare the hurling team properly. 
Forecast: Eire Óg with a full team will need to be at their best. 

 DRIPSEY v Kanturk at Donoughmore Sat 1st June, 6pm
Dripsey will be outsiders against Kanturk, last years beaten finalists.  Dripsey are without a league win in Div Three, Kanturk have only one win to their credit.  The availability of Aidan Walsh, injured last week in training with Cork Footballers, will be vital for Kanturk.
Forecast: Kanturk to win but Dripsey won't want to go through the losers' rounds for the second year in a row!

Ballincollig Credit Union Ltd. Mid Cork Junior 'A' Hurling Championship

Either Grenagh or Cloughduv have won 13 of the last 14 Mid Cork Junior Hurling championships, Dripsey in 2008 being the only other club to break this pattern.  Few pundits think that the winners of the 2013 championship will not be either one of the 'big two' again.  Grenagh are pitted against the Eire Óg second team in the opening round and should be too strong for their opponents.  Cloughduv have received a bye. The draws for the losers round have not yet been made and will not be drawn until all first round games are decided.

Eire Óg, Ballincollig, Blarney and Inniscarra are fielding club second teams and so the strength of these junior team will be very much affected by the number of players used in the intermediate championship games a week earlier.  Ballinora and Donoughmore will entertain some hopes of defeating Ballincollig and Inniscarra respectively while Kilmichael will have to improve to get the better of Blarney.

First Round:

Friday 7th June: Eire Óg  v  Grenagh at Blarney, 8pm

Saturday 8th June:  Ballincollig  v  Ballinora at Ovens, 7pm

                               Kilmichael  v  Blarney at Coachford, 7.30pm

Sunday 9th June:    Donoughmore  v  Inniscarra at Coachford, 3pm 

Cumnor Construction Junior Hurling League

Cloughduv               5    3    0    2     6

Grenagh                   3    3    0    0     6

Ballinora                  5    3    0    2     6

Donoughmore          4    3    0    1     6

Ballincollig              2    2    0    0     4

Eire Og                     2    1    0    1     2

Blarney                     4    1    0    3     2

Inniscarra                 5    1    0    4     2

Kilmichael                4    0    0    4     0

 Results to date:

Cloughduv  2-7    Grenagh  2 -  8

Kilmichael  2-5    Grenagh  1 - 17 

Grenagh      1-9    Ballinora  0 -  6  

Eire Og  2-17       Blarney  1 - 5 

Cloughduv  2-15  Eire Óg  0-5

Blarney  1-6         Ballinora  0-13

Ballincollig 1-11 Inniscarra  1-6 

Kilmichael  0-11 Ballincollig 3-9

Don'more 1-13   Blarney  2-8 

Ballinora  2-11    Cloughduv  2 -13 

Iniscarra  0-11    Donoughmore 0-16 

Blarney  1-16     Inniscarra  2-6 

Ballinora  4-14   Donoughmore  3-10 

Iniscarra  0-9      Ballinora  0-13

Don'more  1-15 Kilmichael  0-13

Cloughduv 3-14 Kilmichael 1-9   


Cork   1 – 14   Tipperary  2 – 6

Cork defeated the holders in the final of the Munster Senior Camogie championship.  Aoife Murray, Rena Buckley, Joanne O'Callaghan, Briege Corkery all starred for Cork. 

Donoughmore Ladies Football

Donoughmore U14 girls played Grenagh in the u14B Mid Cork semi final. In their previous encounter, Donoughmore won by the narrowest of margins. Grenagh were first to register a score, securing a goal early in the game. However, Donoughmore's Grainne McCarthy was on form and scored the first goal for Donoughmore. This was followed by another goal from Amy Rose O'Rourke shortly before the break. The half time score read Grenagh 2-1, Donoughmore 2-0. On resumption of play Donoughmore were on the offensive with another two goals from full forward, Grainne McCarthy and a point from Jacky Deane. The Donoughmore backline were impressive and mid fielders, Jenny Brew Dinan and Ciara Walsh were outstanding throughout. The forwards combined well to make this an excellent team performance. The girls take on Bishopstown in the Mid Cork Final – date and venue to be arranged shortly.
Panel: Rachael Geaney, Aimee Walsh, Ciara Dilworth, Karen Corkery, Emma Healy, Amy Rose O'Rourke, Karen Looney, Jenny Brew Dinan, Ciara Walsh, Grainne Sexton, Jacky Deane, Lauryn O'Sullivan, Olivia Dineen,  Grainne McCarthy, Aoife Shaughnessy, Saoirse Sheehan, Anna Glazier, Lily Hennessy, Joanne Dineen and Sophie Buckley.

Canovee G.A.A.

Well done to the Canovee team who won the under 13 B county championship in Macroom. Canovee had a narrow lead at half time and turned in a great second half performance. This team have improved with every game, with selectors and players all making a big effort.
Canovee 1.09  Kilmacabea  0.11.
On May 25th Canovee played Kilmacabea in the under 21 B football county champion ship in Ballineen. This game was very exciting, with both teams playing some top class football. After an even first half, Kilmacabea led at half time by 0.07 to 0.06. The Canovee scores came from Darragh ring, Aidean Moynihan, James Moynihan and Sean O'Connor. Canovee started the second half well. Sean O'Connor levelled the scores and Charles Kennelly  punched a long range effort to the net. Paul Twomey scored with a huge long range effort and Canovee seemed to be in control. Kilmacabea replied with a point but James Moynihan fisted over to increase Canovee's lead. Canovee had numerous chances to increase their lead but were unable to convert them. Kilmacabea scored three in a row and it took a superb save by Aidan Murphy to keep Canovee ahead. Canovee defence held firm and at the final whistle they were ahead by 1.09 to 0.11. Nemo Rangers are next up in the semi final.
Team: Aidaen Murphy, Dónal Cronin, William Ahern, Damien Ahern, Daniel O'Sullivan, Gerry Lucey, Blake Ring, Paul twomey, Sean O'Connor, Charles Kennelly, Darragh Ring, Aidan Moynihan, Mark Verling, Liam Kelleher, James Moynihan. Subs John Buckley, Niall Cronin
Results: May 26th under 13 B county final Canovee 7.12 Aghinagh 4.06
May 21st under 12 football league Canovee 8.11 Cill na Martra 4.07
May 19th under 13 B county semi final Canovee 3.12  Kilmeen 2.01

Kilmichael Pitch and Putt

The William Perrott Memorial Trophy was played for recently with the following results: First Nett and Trophy; Brendan Swanton. First Gross; Charley Foley. 2nd Nett; Maureen Foley. 2nd Gross; Dan Kiely. Ladies Nett; Christine Swanton.
The Club outing this year takes us to Ennis on the 21/22nd June.
The next major competition is the President's Prize (Brendan Swanton) on the 29/30th June.