Lee Valley Outlook July 25 2013 v10e15

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Sullane Splash - Summer 2013 . ©Lee Valley Outlook

LeeValley Diary

Macroom Library:
Purlies Knitting Group Thurs. Aug. 1at 11a.m.

Trad Sessions:
Castle Hotel every Tuesday night from 10p.m.
Mills Inn every Thursday night from 10p.m.
Abbey Hotel every Saturday night from 10p.m.

Inchigeela Festival Aug 15 - 18
Thurs. Aug. 15 Nevin Maguire Food Demo
Fri. Aug. 16. Inchigeela 5k Road Run. Brendan Bowyer in Marquee
Sat. Aug. 17 Family Fun and Sports Day. J90 in the Marquee
Sun. Aug. 18 Afternoon Tea Dance 3p.m. Gathering Street Party 6p.m. Bog the Donkey in the Marquee.

Coachford Festival Aug. 16 – 18
Fri. Aug. 16 5 mile Road Race
Sat. Aug 17. High Nelly Run; Pet Dog and Harrier Show; Bachelor of the Festival.
Sun. Aug. 18. Agrilympics; Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car and Tractor Show; Major Gathering.

Macroom Senior Citizens
Fri. Aug. 2. Coffee Morning at 10.30a.m. in Fr. Ryan Halll.
Tues. Aug. 13. Afternoon Tea Dance 3p.m.
Fri. Aug. 16. 7p.m. Bring and Buy Sale and BBQ.

Parkrun Free 5km run from Macroom Leisure Centre every Sat. at 9:30am.
'World View of an Oyster' Art Exhibition in Macroom Town Hall Gallery, July 5 - 27. Opening hours Tues. – Sat. 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Crookstown United F.C. 7 a side Soccer Tournament and Family Fun Day on Sat. July 27 at Crowley's Field, Crookstown at 2p.m.
Muskerry Vintage Club Car Run on Sun. July 28th from Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, 11a.m.
Open Garden at D.J. Murphy's Bride Park Cottage, Killumney, Ovens Sun. July 28, 12 noon to 6p.m.
Town Hall Gallery, Macroom: 'Catena' opening, 7p.m. Aug. 1.
Mick Dineen Cycle from Ballingeary G.A.A. Grounds on Sunday, August 4 at 9.30a.m.
Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run in Killarney, Aug.10
Crookstown Veteran and Vintage Club Open Air Day on Sun. Aug. 11 from 2p.m.
Inchigeela Festival 15-18 Aug.
Carrigadrohid Heritage tours to 23 sites Mon. Aug. 19, 7pm and 9pm, Ballingeary Show: 49th annual show, Sun. 25th August. Closing date for entries Aug. 14.

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

Bridge Opening August 1

Macroom Town Clerk, Ms. Susan Murphy, has informed the Lee Valley Outlook that the pedestrian walkway on MacroomBridge should open to the public on August 1. The walkway has had a chequered career. Work on the bridge started July 2012 and at that time it was planned that it be completed before Christmas. Bad weather and safety concerns set schedules back and now, with new footpaths completed on Castle Street and safety signs erected, the walkway should be in use before students return to school in late August.
The walkway should prove a much safer means of traversing the narrow MacroomBridge on foot. Particularly when De la Salle students are back to school, the bridge carries large numbers of pedestrians daily. It will also provide a safe viewpoint over the Sullane, looking towards Masseytown and be another tourist attraction.

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Sharon Shannon and Jim Murray entertain the attendance at the opening of Jim Murray Furniture Store in Macroom, with input from Holly and Abbie Murray. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom's New Mayor

Ted Lucey F.G. has been appointed 2013 - '14 Mayor of Macroom and has the doubtful honour of perhaps being the last Mayor of the town if the proposed Local Government changes go ahead. A local farmer, Ted is married to Nuala and has served on Macroom Town Council since 1999. In his election message he thanked all who elected him to Macroom Town Council and looks forward to the year ahead, working with his fellow Councillors to promote Macroom. Cllr. Lucey promises to complete as many projects as possible before the threatened abolition of Town Councils. These include: new stone entrance and gates for the Town Park; some upgrading of the weirs and the old stepping stones in the park; revisiting the Mill stream in the Masseytown area; resurfacing and realigning of the main car park; installation of CCTV in the town and securing funding from the NRA to resurface the main streets. He promises to maintain support of clubs and societies, St Patricks Day Parade and businesses and to work hard to create new employment and reduce development charges.
Mayor Lucey expressed his disappointment in his own party and Minister Phil Hogan for the proposal to abolish Town Councils as he considers that tremendous work is done by the nine Macroom Councillors and the move makes no financial sense.

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Members of Macroom G.A.A. and Castle Demesne at a planning meeting regarding the new bridge across the Sullane at Tom Creedon Park. From left, Pat O'Connell, Pat Crowley, Richard Neville, Billy FitzGerald, Mayor Owen McCarthy, Pat Kelleher, Miriam Cronin McMahon and John O'Mahony ©Lee Valley Outlook

Millennium Bridge for Macroom

The final chapter of Macroom's dream for the Millennium is due to be completed before summer's end 2013 when a pedestrian bridge across the Sullane will link Tom Creedon Park/ Macroom Town Park with the Castle Grounds, giving the mid-Cork town yet another unique amenity. In the run up to 2000, Macroom Town Council set out to complete three commemorative projects – the provision of Christmas lighting in the town, the installation of a sundial in the Square and the SullanePedestrianBridge. The first two have long been completed but, even though planning for the bridge was granted, there was not enough money for the job. With the threat of the impending dissolution of Town Councils, it was felt that it was now or never and planning permission was again sought and granted in 2012. WCDP funding was anticipated but this too, failed. Then Macroom Town Council came to the rescue. In partnership with the Castle Demesne Trustees and Macroom G.A.A., the work is now in progress and should provide Macroom with a wonderful circular walk by the end of August. It will link the TomCreedonPark / TownPark, which include GAA pitches and soccer pitches, with the Castle Demesne with its Sports Complex, G.A.A. pitch, Golf Club etc. and provide another safe, riverside walk for residents and tourists. Work on the bridge is being done by Barry Buckley and Forde's Steel Ltd., Donoughmore and Lynch and Associates, South Square are engineers for the project.

Macroom Senior Citizens Diary

Macroom Senior Citizens' Committee is planning a number of events for the month of August. A Coffee Morning will be held in the Fr. Ryan Hall on Friday, August 2 at 10.30a.m. A new departure, an Afternoon Tea Dance, will be held at 3p.m. on Tuesday, August 13. The annual Bring and Buy Sale has been brought forward and will now take place in the Fr. Ryan Hall on Friday, August 16 and it will be followed by a BBQ.

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 Group 5 at Macroom Cúl Camp with coaches, David Goold, John Angland, David Cotter, David Horgan, Brendan Lynch, Tomas Creedon and Tony Dineen and Mayor Ted Lucey ©Lee Valley Outlook

Family Fun Day in Macroom

Macroom G.A.A. has been busy in recent times. The annual Cúl Camp was a great success. An enjoyable week was had by all 78 participants and there was a visible improvement in skills and team-play by the end of the week. Members of Macroom Premier Intermediate Football Panel (David Goold, David Horgan, Tony Dineen, David Cotter, Brendan Lynch, John Angland & Tom Creedon) acted as coaches for the week. The children particularly enjoyed a visit from Damien Cahalane, who spoke to them about the importance of practicing their skills, listening to the advice of their mentors and enjoying themselves. The week concluded with a massive water-fight on Friday afternoon!

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Big Slide at Macoom G.A.A. Family Fun Day ©Lee Valley Outlook

Family Fun Day was held in ideal conditions in the Castle Grounds pitch on Sunday, July 21. The blazing hot sunshine which had prevailed during the previous weeks yielded to a more bearable, overcast heat and crowds thronged to the central venue. Parents with babies and toddlers were particularly appreciative of the safe, family friendly setting. While the young girls and boys from Macroom Ladies Football Club and Macroom G.A.A. Club played a series of competitive games, there was plenty of fun and activity for their siblings on the many free Bouncy Castles and slides on site. The organisers also provided music, free burgers, crisps, tea, coffee and biscuits to the attendance, a mark of appreciation to parents, coaches and contributors in the town. The day commenced with an Intermediate football challenge game between Macroom & Ballinora @ 12.30pm. This was followed by matches involving Macroom's U6s, U8s, U10/11s & Macroom Ladies GAA. Presentations were made to Eoin O'Mahony & Rory Buckley for their achievements with the Cork Junior footballers. Macroom GAA President, Mr Michael D'Arcy also presented James O'Connell with the 2012 Club Person of the Year Award and Philip Corrigan with the 2012 Club Player of the Year Award. Macroom GAA would like to thank all those who attended, the organisers and those who helped out on the day, and coaches and players who all contributed to a hugely successful and enjoyable afternoon.

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Exam classes 1955 at De la Salle College, Macroom ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Gathering De la Salle Past Pupils

Preparations are progressing well for the 80th anniversary gathering at De la Salle College, Macroom on Saturday, August 31st when it is hoped that crowds of past pupils will descend on the school at 6p.m. Everyone is welcome and efforts are being made to trace past pupils who have left the area, particularly those who attended prior to 1957 as their records are incomplete. Should readers know past pupils, kindly inform them of this event or send their details to the Principal, De la Salle College by letter; telephone 026 41832 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thirty three new students were enrolled at De la Salle in 1934. These included Ed. Joseph Goold, Dromonig, Kilnamartyra; Tommy Linehan and Tim J. Scannell, Ballyvourney. The 19 new students in 1935 included Dermot Moynihan, Canovee; Tadhg Corkery, Charles McCarthy (Brother Sebastian), Dónal Buckley and James Ring, Dripsey. The 1936 intake of 33 included Michael Cronin, Main St., Patrick O'Dea, Kilbarry, Andy J. Desmond, Masseytown, John Looney, Francis Manning, Cloghoola, Millstreet, Ned, James, Donal and John O'Mahony, Macloneigh and Lissarda and John Kenneth Gallagher, New Street.
While some students left school after a few years to emigrate, work on family farms, in businesses or pursue trades, many other De la Salle pupils went on to third level education. They acquired degrees in Agriculture, Arts, Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Science, Pharmacy etc and they found work in the Army, the Navy, the R.A.F., the Civil Service, the E.S.B., the Post Office, in schools, hotels, creameries etc. Some also became priests or religious brothers.

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 Macroom Ladybirds being presented with their annual sports day medals by Irish Olympian and World silver medallist, Olive Loughnane ©

Macroom Guides

Regional Camp Cookout: A patrol from Ardilaun Guides, Macroom recently won the Southwest Regional Cooking Competition at a camp in Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Three Ardilaun patrols participated and the winners included Sophia, Niamh, Lorna and Aishling. For starter, they made a fruit and vegetable salad; the main course included chicken kebabs with couscous and the dessert was a delicious chocolate biscuit cake. The winners had plenty of practice cooking outdoors at other camps and finished cooking within an hour and had finished wash up and clear up 20 minutes later. They really enjoyed the competition. The other patrols from Macroom were in 2nd and 3rd place.
Regional Camp Activities: Ardilaun, Macroom and Schull Guides enjoyed the regional camp from July 4 - 7. For some guides it was their first regional camp and all were excited on the bus trip to the campsite in a G.A.A. pitch at Kilgobinet, Dungarvan. Having set up tent, they enjoyed dinner and settled in for a good night's sleep under canvas. Next morning, they set off to climb a peak in the Comeragh mountains with a beautiful lake at the summit, (said to be the biggest of its kind and bottomless!). Here they lunched in glorious sunshine, observed by many sheep. Everyone was tired at the campfire singsong after dinner. Then they watched the film Hairspray in the sports complex. Next day brought lots of activities - the Eliminator; rock climbing, Circle Dancing, Buzz Off, Archery, The Circus, the Giant Twister etc. Guides heard of the on-going struggles of Africans to get fresh, clean water to help prevent diseases like malaria. A nurse told of how badly women are treated in Africa. The Regional Outdoor Cookery Competition brought the day's activities to a conclusion. The happy group returned home on Sunday, with many good memories.
Information from Aishling O'Connor and Orna Sexton

Macroom Library Notes

Closure The library will be closed for the August Bank Holiday Week- end on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th August.
Newspapers: We stock the Times, the Examiner, the Farmers Journal, the Southern Star, the Corkman , Hello And Woman's Way magazine and of course the Lee Valley Outlook. You don't have to be a member to come in and read these. All are welcome.
Internet: We must remind parents that children under 12 are not allowed on the internet without parental supervision. This means you stay in the library with them while they surf.
The Purlies Knitting Group will meet on Thursday 1st August at 11a.m.
Our Art Exhibitor for August is Phil O'Grady.
There will be no Ciorcal Cainte for the month of August. It will resume on the first Monday in September, the 2nd.
Usually at least one copy of Government publications which are aimed at the man or woman in the street are sent to your local Library. We recently received up to 20 copies of a short booklet entitled 'Alternative Dispute Resolution: Settling your Dispute Out of Court' It sets out a number of different ways of resolving disputes other than using the courts. It includes information on direct negotiation, complaints procedures, mediation, conciliation and arbitration as well as listing the functions of the various Ombudsman schemes available in Ireland. If you think this would be useful to you at present, feel free to call in and take a copy. The library will hold on to one copy for Reference purposes.
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 to 5.30 Late Opening Tuesday 10.00a.m 7.30 p.m

Briery Gap Refurbishment

Work is progressing on the upgrading of The Briery Gap Theatre and Cultural Centre in Macroom. The outside of the building has been painted an antique green; internal walls are now a deep red hue; new carpet has been fitted and 200 new seats are almost fully installed. There is still much work to be done in the next few weeks and there is also a push to raise the funds necessary to seeing the project to a successful conclusion. The online fundraising campaign is ongoing. Seat sponsorship costs €100 and each seat sponsor's name will be inscribed on a plaque on the back of the newly refurbished theatre seat. A designated Briery Gap Thank You Wall will bear the names of all who make €50 donations. Work on the theatre should be completed by September, with a newly painted foyer and stairway and an upgraded theatre and sound system.
To celebrate the large-scale upgrade, an impressive Autumn/Winter programme is planned, with a Gala Concert featuring the legendary Jimmy McCarthy, followed by the hit musical South Pacific and some star performers such as Brendan Grace, Jack L and Sharon Shannon. Community involvement is very important to make the theatre a centre of excellence. Full details of online fundraising can be found on www.brierygap.com or offline donations can be made at The Briery Gap box office or Macroom library. For enquiries please call us on: 026 41764.


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Crookstown United F.C. will hold their annual 7 a side Soccer Tournament Cup and Shield Competitions on Saturday, July 27 at Crowley's Field, Crookstown. Included is a Family Fun Day at 2p.m. with numerous side shows and free bouncing castles.

Muskerry Vintage Club will hold their annual Vintage & Classic Car Run on Sunday July 28th. Registration from 9.30 am at The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney. Entry €15 including Starter Prize. Departure 11.15 am sharp. The Route; Mills Inn, Kilgarvan, Kenmare, Blackwater Bridge, Blackwater Tavern (Mid way stop with Refreshments and Entertainment) Moll's Gap, Killarney and finishing at The Kerry Way, Glenflesk with an option of a meal @ €16 pp. Further information from Lar 087 2268752 or Dan 086 1588718. All Classic & Vintage enthusiasts welcome.

Town Hall Gallery: 'Catena', an exhibition of the work of Michele O'Connor Connolly, Wendy Miles, Jane O'Farrell and Gana Roberts, will open at the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom at 7p.m. on August 1. Guest Speaker Rachel Perry. The exhibition is open the public August 1 – 24, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30a.m. to 5.30p.m.

Inchigeela Festival 15-18 August. Thursday 15: Nevin Maguire celeb chef with cookery demo; Friday 16, Brendan Bowyer; Saturday 17 J90; Sunday 18 Bog the Donkey.

Open Garden at D.J. Murphy's Bride Park Cottage, Killumney, Ovens on Sunday, July 28, 12 noon to 6p.m. Admission by Donation to Hope Foundation. Refreshments served.

Coachford AFC Lotto. Results 8/7/2013, Jackpot: €1,400, Numbers Drawn: 19 - 22 - 36, No Winner, €40 John Long (Yearly Ticket), €20 Kate O'Mahony, Paddy Martin, Tracey Martin, Michael O'Connell.
15/7/2013, Jackpot: €1,600, Numbers Drawn: 5 - 14 - 29, Winner: The Monday Syndicate. €40 Nicola O'Mahony, €20 Olive, Mary & Michelle, Paddy Martin, J. Buckley, Abigail O' Shea.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: July 9. Jackpot €3,800. Numbers drawn 6, 11 and 23. No winner. €70 Shane Dunne, Ballyverane, Macroom. €20 Leah Goold, Killarney Road; Denise Moloney, Main Street; Marie Cunningham, Coolakisha, Macroom; Pat Crowley, The Hermitage; Anna Mehigan, Coolyhane.
July 16. Jackpot €4,000. Numbers drawn 7, 22 and 35. No winner. €70 Dan Kelleher, Maulnahorna, Clondrohid. €20 Jack and Lily O'Riordan, Inchigeela; Caoimhe Creedon, Inchigeela; Dan Cronin, Tracton Park, Cork; Kate Murphy, Main St. Macroom; Brian O'Rourke, E.S.B. Dunmanway.
July 23. Jackpot €4,200. Numbers drawn 19, 20 and 25. No winner. €70 Noran Murphy, Barrett's Place. €20 Chloe O'Sullivan, Dromree; Billy Collins, Masseytown; Theresa Buckley, Annville; Aine Twomey, Gurteenroe; John McCarthy, , 2 Park Lawn, Dunmanway.

LeeValley Updates

Inchigeela Festival August 15 – 18

The organisers of Inchigeela Festival August 15-18 have set themselves the challenge of bringing back a sense of the village festivals of the '80s, with a strong line-up of live entertainment and village activities and a celebration of "The Gathering". It is hoped that locals who have moved away in the last few decades will return to the village and enjoy the entertainment planned for the Marquee on picturesque River Island and in the village. The ambitious programme features a Food Demonstration with Nevin Maguire on Thursday, August 15th; Inchigeela's . first 5k Fun Run on Friday 16, to be followed by Hucklebuck legend, Brendan Bowyer; a Family Fun and Sports Day on Saturday 17th and J90 in the Marquee . A full programme on Sunday 18th August features an Afternoon Tea Dance, The Gathering Street Party from 6pm with live entertainment, vintage display, fancy dress and food in the centre of the village and Bog the Donkey will bring the event to a close Sunday night in the marquee. Stay connected with the Inchigeela Festival on Facebook (Inchigeela Festival) and on Twitter (@InchigeelaFest). All press enquiries to Cliona Riordan, Festival Secretary on 087 779 8583 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Gary Murphy, Dripsey on his High Nelly in preparation for Coachford Autumn Festival August 17 and 18 ©

Coachford Festival August 16 – 18

The 4th annual Coachford Festival will get under way in the mid Cork village on Friday, August 16. The first event is a 5 Mile Road Race from the GAA grounds at 7.30pm with registration from 6.00pm or on line at www.eventmaster.ie . Entry is €10 with the proceeds going to local charities and Suicide Aware.
On Saturday, the High Nelly run will see well in excess of 50 vintage bicycles embark on a circuit of local villages. It is hoped that those participating will again dress up in clothes to reflect the fashions of the time in which their bikes were manufactured. A pet dog and harrier show will take place Saturday evening and every kind of mongrel mutt and pure bred princess will be put through their paces to see who takes home the coveted trophy of Best in Show. The Bachelor of the Festival will be selected Saturday night when 12 eligible bachelors will parade on stage in the hope that they too may be 'Best in Show'.
Sunday's programme again features 'Agrilympics'. Teams of four (with at least one man and woman) will compete against each other to claim the Perpetual Trophy by pushing a small tractor over an obstacle course, changing the wheels on a car and milking a mechanical cow. The Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car and tractor show should be a great attraction on Sunday in the GAA Grounds in Coachford. A huge entry is expected and the highlight of the vintage show this year is the 'Major Gathering', with Fordson Majors particularly welcome. These iconic tractors had a huge input into the modernisation of agriculture. Sunday will also feature Sheaf tossing, Tractor building, Model toys, Mini Club of Ireland display and much more. The organisers of the festival are running a raffle with €500 cash sponsored by O'Riordan's Bar Coachford as first prize and other prizes of €250 cash, a weekend away sponsored by the Heights Hotel Killarney and a Ross Oil sponsored fuel voucher. For further information contact Tadhg on 087 2426343 or Peter on 086 8447105.
Chairman of the Broomhill Vintage Club, Tadgh Murphy said they have raised over €14,000 for charity over four years and the event continues to grow in size and quality. Acknowledging the cooperation and support of Aghabullogue GAA, he said that the Sunday show has been expanded this year to include many more events but that the entry price is reduced to €5 per adult.

Silver Jubilee at Crookstown

Crookstown Veteran and Vintage Club will this year host their 25th annual vintage display and Open Day. It will be held at the usual venue in Crookstown Village on Sunday, August 11, commencing at 2p.m. It is hoped that this very popular local celebration will attract a great attendance. This year's event, which will be officially opened by Sean Donlon of County Sound, promises to be a most entertaining day out and will feature a Vintage Display and Threshing as well as a wide variety of other events and skill tests.
There will be a range of entertainment for children also as well as a dog show and numerous side-shows. As in past years, the proceeds of the day will benefit the Senior Citizens of the parish and local charities. So do come along on Aug 11th and help the Crookstown Club make this a very successful and social occasion.

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Donoughmore Community Council at the official opening of the newly renovated Donoughmore Community Centre ©Lee Valley Outlook

Donoughmore Carnival

Cork Rose, Donoughmore's own Edel Buckley, was guest of honour at the 2013 Carnival, the 44th consecutive Carnival, held in glorious sunshine. She was also very involved, playing in the Tag Rugby competition with the 'Dream Team' ; pulling in the Ladies Tug of War Competition; footing turf at the vintage turf cutting display and presenting prizes to the Bonny Babies.
A Gathering Tea Party got the show on the road on July 13 but the official opening by Maura Walsh, IRD Duhallow was on July 18 and past members of the community council were made particularly welcome. Ms. Walsh opened the beautifully renovated Donoughmore Community Centre, which, in a previous life was Jerh Daly's hall, a centre of dance and drama for Donoughmore and surrounding parishes. Ms. Walsh highly commended the community spirit in Donoughmore. They are excellent at proposing viable projects and have already been allotted €259,000 in funding from IRD Duhallow. Besides sourcing matching funding, the people of the parish are top class in providing voluntary labour. Patrick Buckley of the Building Committee traced the history of the Community Hall from when it was bought in the 1960s. Over the following decades bits were added on in haphazard fashion. Patrick concluded by reading a poem by the late Liam Helen, celebrating the installation of the maple floor in the hall.

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 Magician Tony Moroney entertains the children at Donoughmore Carnival ©Lee Valley Outlook

The 7km Road Race/ Walk and Fun Run tested the participants' stamina in the high temperatures prevailing this July. More than 200 took part and the children enjoyed the 1 mile Fun Run. The Gathering Time Capsule, containing letters, photos and art contributions from the parish schools, was subsequently buried near the walkway and this is due to be dug up at the Carnival in 2033! Saturday brought Salsa dancing, a Tag Rugby competition and Bingo.
As usual, Sunday was the main event, with Donoughmore Vintage Club hosting a Turf Cutting demonstration and celebrating 21 years of vintage at the Carnival. Over the years the club has contributed to many charities and to local community projects such as the Church Building Fund, Defibrillators, Community Hall Renovation, etc. They donated all their 2012 and 2013 profits to the refurbishment of the Community Centre. The club has 14 members and was officially formed in 1995 and many of the early members are still involved today.
Donoughmore Community field looked spectacular with 14 gazebos in place, farmers market, local clubs and business displays, Munster Tug of War, Vintage & turf cutting displays, Laser Clay pigeon shooting, Novelty Dog Show, kick the ball through the tyre, Baby Show, Sheaf Tossing, fun sports, Blind food tasting competition, face painting, guess the name of doll etc. The egg throwing competition was again most popular, with 30 twosomes taking part and ultimate winners were Máiréad Healy & Yvonne Twomey. The U 10 boys proved too strong for the u 12 girls and Evan Forde presented the St. John Forde Cup to Eolan Forde. The soccer tennis was a great success and the final of the inter-townland tug of war saw Pluckanes yield to Knockarourke who were coached by Pat Corkery. A BBQ finished off the night's entertainment, when it was time for everyone to sit back and relax after the excitement of the weekend. Delicious food was provided by Ó Crualaoí's of Ballincollig. People were able to sit inside and outside the marquee and eat, drink and chat till all hours. It was a fitting end to a fantastic 44th Carnival.

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Enjoying Tug o War at Clondrohid N.S. Fun for All Day ©An Scoil

Clondrohid Updates

Simple Complication: A three piece band of young ladies from Clondrohid are turning heads with their brand of close harmonies mixed into traditional ballads and the modern hits of recent times. Maria Lane, Katie Long and Rachel O'Riordan, all graduates of Clondrohid's Showstoppers and the Youth Choir, took their music talents in another direction over two years ago when they began busking in Cork city. Thereafter they were to be seen busking on Oliver Plunkett St. and Paul St., with their guitars etc singing their hearts out. In recent times they have travelled to Killarney, Kenmare , and Bantry. Following their great success in 2012, beginning with Macroom's Got Talent, then they played in Carriganima at Christmas, which went out on L.T.V., the Castle Hotel on St Patrick's Day, followed by The Tavern Clondrohid on two separate occasions as well as The Riverside Hotel Macroom for Macroom Person of the year. They were invited to play at the Bandon Music Festival based on a recommendation, by someone who saw some of their work on U-Tube. The ladies were hopeful for the Late Late Showcase. They expressed interest but it never transpired because of the huge bulk and quality of entries. The latest accolade was the winning of the busking competition in The Millstreet Gathering festival on July 6, for which they got huge praise. The three ladies play an assortment of instruments including guitar, piano and concert flute, but its the quality of the sound in their voices and brilliant harmonies that make them special. Simple Complication plan to advance their talents now into Church Services, weddings etc .for the near future at least. Best of luck to them.
Infant Awards 2013: This award is sponsored by Mothercare and is open to you to name your Best Community Creche. Voting is open now and you are asked to support your own local Creche in Clondrohid. So vote for Clondrohid Community Creche by logging on to www.maternity&infant.ie/awards..For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
G.A.A Clondrohid Junior A's advance to the next round in the Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship, having deservedly defeated Donoughmore in sunny Carrigadrohid. Clondrohid got off to a great start, with a goal brilliantly taken by mid fielder Brendan Kelleher. Brendan played this match on the eve of his wedding. Sincere good wishes are extended to him and his new wife, Ruth. Clondrohid were up one point at half time, on a score line of 1 4 to 6 pts. Donoughmore started the second half with all guns blazing, but this very fit Clondrohid team dug deep and played some great football in the last quarter and won on a final score line of 1 9 to 10 pts .They now await the winners of Kilmurry and Macroom which will be played on Saturday evening, July 37, in Annahala. Well done to the players and mentors
U10 Hurling Blitz: Played in Kilmichael in blistering heat, the Clondrohid boys played Eire Óg, Inniscarra, and Ballincollig. All played well, with Ben Lyons scoring the best point of the game v Inniscarra, inside his own half, and Brian Healy scoring a great goal v Eire Óg.
Fixtures: Thursday July 25 Fé 18c F.C. at 7.15 Brian Dillon's v Clondrohid
Monday July 29 Fé 16c Hurling Championship at 7.30pm Kinsale v. Clondrohid
Saturday July 27 U 15c F.L. Clondrohid v Dripsey.
As always check locally for more fixtures and any changes.
Lotto July 10 €70 Gobnait Goggin. €20 Mary Scriven Dundareirke, Sean Lynch Gurrane, Seamus Crowley c/o Laine Bar. Next jackpot €3,600, and Bingo Jackpot €2.050.

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Preparing for Mick Dineen Cycle on Sunday, August 4 from Ballingeary ©

Mick Dineen Cycle

The annual Mick Dineen Cycle will start from Ballingeary G.A.A. Grounds on Sunday, August 4 at 9.30a.m. There is a choice of two routes - the 100km loop takes in The Caha Pass (between Kenmare and Glengariff) and the 130 km loop goes over the HealyPass. There will be food stops in Kenmare and Glengarriff. €10 entry fee, support vehicles and insurance included. Cyclists can take part as a relay team if a group wish to take on this great challenge. More info on Valleywhelers.com.
Beidh rothaíocht bliantúil Mhichíl Úi Dhuinnín ar an 4ú la do Lunasa. Beidh dhá bhealach aris í mbliana ceann acu 100km thart ar Bhealach na Ceachan agus 130km ag dul thart ar Bhealach Scairte. Tosóidh an rothaíocht ón bPáirc Peile í mBéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh ag a 9:30. Costas €10. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.

Taispeántas Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh August 25

Ballingeary's 49th annual show is planned for Sunday 25th August and the venue is Finbarr Cotter's farm in Kilmore, by his kind permission. Lots of attractions will ensure a great day out for everyone. There will be live music on stage with the very popular Willie Burke from 2.30pm to 5.30pm and platform dancing for anyone in the mood. There are 226 classes in total in the Show programme. Please note closing date for entries is August 14.

Heritage in Carrigadrohid

The mid-Cork village of Carrigadrohid is staging a historic tour of 23 sites of interest in the locality on August 19 between 7pm and 9pm, revealing fascinating stories about their past. Local organisers will be dressed in period costume for the tour, which starts in the scenic village beside the River Lee between Coachford and Macroom. All visitors, including 'expats', are welcome to attend the free event — in period costume if they wish — and tea and sandwiches will be laid on in the local Carrig Inn afterwards.
Heritage Week runs from August 17-25 with an estimated 1,700 events planned across the country.

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Artists James O'Connell and Joe Creedon, with poet, Matthew Geden, at the launch of the Art Exhibition, 'The Inchigeelagh Hills' at the Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela ©Lee Valley Outlook

Daniel Corkery Summer School 2013

The 2013 Daniel Corkery Summer School attracted a truly international crowd of students and lecturers to InchigeelaghVillage. In glorious weather conditions, they studied Ireland under the Lordship of John 1185 – 1216. The official opening included a talk by Paul McCotter on Viewing Historic Gems. The students attended Landscape Painting sessions with James O'Connell; Text and Translation classes on The Curse of Colm Cille and Choral Workshop with David Way. 'The Inchigeelagh Hills', an exhibition of the paintings of Joe Creedon and James O'Connell was opened by poet, Matthew Geden. James has been associated with the Summer school for twelve years as lecturer and art teacher. He has exhibited in the U.S. and Australia and attracted some 'Kinsale sophistication' to Inchigeelagh for the duration of the summer school. Matthew Geden came to Kinsale from the British Midlands in 1990. He spoke of poetry as 'eloquent painting', allowing us space to observe and consider. His first choice of poem was 'First Days of Summer', which evoked 'the unzipping of anoraks' 'time to put on dark glasses, test out the sun block and drink outside'. He also referred to the joys of being a 'Blow In' - 'seeds rest lighly on the land, scatter, spin, somersault' and the historical background to the ambiguous question 'Are you married or do you live in Kinsale?'. Black Water West End from Mallow later performed Corkery's one act play, An Bonnán Buí, dramatising the death of poet, Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Gunna 1680 – 1756. Louise Sylvester delivered Tuesday's lecture on Women in Mediaeval Ireland. Michael Galvin took the students on tour and the Corkery Consort, conducted by David Way presented the work of Bach, Butterworth, Handel and Ravel. Kenneth Nicholls delivered a lecture on 'How Feudalism and English Law came to Ireland' and the final lecture, 'Timber Castle from the Norman Era', was given by Kieran O'Connor after the Mass and Choral Performance on Friday and so ended another very successful summer school in ideal weather conditions.

A Seasonal Recipe

Beetroot in Jelly. This is really delicious when served with salad and is ideal at this time of year when beetroot are still tender.

Ingredients: 2 lbs beetroot; ½ pint white wine vinegar; 6 cloves; 6 black peppercorns; 1 small bay leaf; 1 packet raspberry jelly. (If you don't have those ingredients to hand, just make jelly as usual but with about half the normal amount of boiling water).

Method: Wash beet, trim stalks but do not cut the root or beet will 'bleed'. Cook until tender (either boil, roast or microwave). Cool slightly, rub off skin and trim ends. Cut into 1/2" dice. Place vinegar and spices into a saucepan and cover. Bring to the boil, simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and discard used spices. Pour onto jelly and completely dissolve. Cool but do not let it set. Pour over beet and completely cover. Allow to set and cool. This will keep for a few days in the fridge but for longer life, conserve in jars and cover with a waxed disc and seal with preferably a non metallic cap.


By Michael Kelly

Recipe of the Month – Ratatouille

This is the ultimate seasonal recipe for July, celebrating the arrival of the first great summer crops such as courgette, aubergine and tomatoes. It serves 4-6.
Ingredients: 250g aubergine, cut into 2cm cubes; 250g small courgettes, cut into 1cm slices; 250g sweet cherry or Sungold tomatoes, left whole; 250g onions, in fairly thick slices; Salt and freshly ground black pepper; 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped; A handful of basil leaves, torn
Directions:Put a pan over a medium heat, add a splash of olive oil and begin to fry the aubergines (these take longer than the rest of the vegetables). Put three more small pans over medium heat and cover the base of each with a little olive oil, then put the courgettes, tomatoes and onions into their own pans. Cook the courgettes until tender, then turn up the heat a little to brown them lightly. The tomatoes should be wrinkled and sweet, but just about holding their shape. And the onions should be soft, sweet and slightly caramelised. The aubergine, when finished, should be very soft and tender, almost creamy. Season the vegetables towards the end of cooking, then remove each from the heat. When the vegetables are done, toss them gently together in a large pan and heat through for a few minutes with the garlic, then add the torn basil leaves. Heat a grill or griddle pan, brush bread with oil and toast lightly on both sides. Spoon the ratatouille over the bruschetta and serve.

Tip of the Month – Dealing with Pigeons
Pigeons can be a serious veg patch pest, particularly for peas and the leaves of all brassica plants (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower etc). There are many bird scaring devices on the market and home-made options include hanging CDs from some twine etc – in my experience, none of these work for long. The only sure fire way to protect plants is by netting them.


The Letter by Maria Duffy

Ellie Duggan is getting married in seven weeks. Before she sets off for her hen party she discovers a letter from her sister Caroline who has died. in a tragic accident three years ago This causes her to confront some truths about herself .But will she be willing to take the risk? A funny heart-warming novel - unputdownable.

Available from Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €14.99.


New Business Opportunities

The fourth Greenshoots Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme is due to begin in September 2013 at Macroom E Enterprise Centre and recruitment is now underway for twelve innovative entrepreneurs to take part and grow their businesses. The deadline for applicants is 31st July 2013. The application process is very simple - call 026 20520 to chat through your idea or fill in an application form from www.greenshootscork.ie
Greenshoots is a nine month programme that provides entrepreneurs and innovative businesses with the skills, facilities and supports necessary to make a real success of their business. Based at Macroom E, participants will avail of free office space, business training, mentoring, personal development and a network of industry experts, peer entrepreneurs and links to support and development agencies. The biggest positive about the programme is that participants work on their business within the supportive atmosphere of the group, rather than in an isolated situation at home. Over thirty business owners have taken part in the programme over the past three years and these have seen huge positive changes and developments in their businesses.
The programme is non-sector specific so all types of Cork business owners are invited to apply for a place – applicants must be a start up business with a solid business idea with growth potential or a business operational for less than five years wishing to diversify, grow, explore new markets or export. Greenshoots is offered for FREE to successful applicants as it is kindly sponsored by Cork County Council and South Cork Enterprise Board.
Greenshoots Programme Manager Catherine Costello comments 'I would urge anyone with a good business idea to contact me. All sorts of business owners have taken part in the past and Greenshoots might be just what you need to take yours to the next level.' Cork entrepreneurs are invited to apply for a place on next year's Greenshoots Programme, due to begin in September 2013, to turn a great idea into a viable business.
For more on this programme, please visit www.greenshootscork.ie or contact Programme Manager Catherine Costello, Macroom E Enterprise Centre, Bowl Road, Macroom on 026 20520 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SMILE Nominated for European Award

SMILE Resource Exchange is one of the 269 initiatives competing in The World You Like Challenge which sees the most creative minds from across the EU put their low-carbon innovations to the test. The most practical, cost-efficient and effective climate solutions, which can also be applied in other European countries, will be rewarded. SMILE Resource Exchange, based in Macroom, Co. Cork aims to assist businesses to re-use each other's materials, by-products and surplus 'waste' products in order to reduce waste going to landfill, to increase the life of resources through reuse and thus promoting more sustainable business practises. The public will be able to decide which ten European projects should go onto the next stage through an online vote. These projects will then be put to a jury led by EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, which will select three finalists to be honoured at an award ceremony in Copenhagen this autumn. SMILE Resource Exchange wants you to vote at http://bit.ly/VoteSMILE before Monday 19th of August. Each member of the public can cast one vote per day until the closing date and help to make SMILE Resource Exchange Europe's favourite project which aims to bring us closer to a world we like and a climate we like.The SMILE initiative is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (under the National Waste Prevention Programme), the Cork County & City Enterprise Boards, Cork County & City Council and is project managed by Macroom EEnvironmentalIndustrial Park in Cork. The initiative was piloted in Cork in 2010 and has since expanded to Limerick, Clare, Kerry & Dublin.

Sports Mad

CorkCountyChampionship Draws

Knock Out From Here On!

Senior Hurling - Round 4

A: Ballymartle/ St. Finbarr's v Blackrock

B: Newtownshandrum v Douglas

C: Sarsfield's v UCC

D: Avondhu v Killeagh

E: Bishopstown v Carrigtwohill

F: Midleton v Bride Rovers

G: Courcey Rovers v Na Piarsaigh

H: Erin's Own v Glen Rovers


A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H

Relegation Play-off: Ballinhassig v Ballymartle/ St. Finbarr's

Senior Football - Round 4

Castlehaven v Newcestown

St. Vincent's v Clonakilty


Ilen Rovers v Aghada

Carbery Rangers v St. Finbarr's

Bishopstown v C.I.T.

O'Donovan Rossa v Nemo Rangers

Douglas v Dohenys

Quarter Finals

Castlehaven/Newcestown v St. Vincent's/Clonakilty

Carbery/BALLINCOLLIG v Ilen Rovers/Aghada

Carbery Rangers/St. Finbarr's v Bishopstown/C.I.T.

O'Donovan Rossa/Nemo Rangers v Douglas/Dohenys

Relegation Play Off: St Nicks v Newmarket

Premier Intermediate Football - Round 4

BALLINORA v Nemo Rangers


Bantry Blues v Clyda Rovers

Na Piarsaigh v Glenville

St. Michael's v Valley Rovers

NAOMH ABÁN v Kiskeam

Castletownbere - bye


Quarter Finals

BALLINORA/ Nemo Rangers v Mallow/ BÉAL ÁTHA

Bantry Blues /Clyda Rovers v Na Piarsaigh/Glenville

St. Michael's/ Valley Rovers v NAOMH ABÁN/ Kiskeam

Castletownbere v MACROOM

Relegation Play Off: Carrigaline v Kinsale

Premier Intermediate Hurling - Round 4


Kilworth v Ballyhea

Cloyne v Youghal

Tracton v Bandon

Kilbrittain v Valley Rovers

Mallow v Watergrasshill

Newcestown - bye

Castlelyons - bye

Quarter Finals

INNISCARRA/ BLARNEY v Kilworth/ Ballyhea

Cloyne/ Youghal v Tracton/ Bandon

Kilbrittain/ Valley Rovers v Mallow/ Watergrasshill

Newcestown v Castlelyons

Relegation Play Off: Carrigaline v BALLINCOLLIG

Intermediate Football - Round 4

Rockchapel v Cloyne

Adrigole/Mayfield v EIRE Óg

Ballydesmond v Kildorrery

Grenagh v Fermoy

CANOVEE/Glanmire v Kanturk

Glanworth v CILL na MARTRA

Youghal bye


Quarter Finals

Rockchapel/Cloyne v Adrigole/Mayfield/EIRE Óg

Ballydesmond/Kildorrery v Grenagh/Fermoy

CANOVEE/Glanmire/Kanturk v Glanworth/CILL na MARTRA


Relegation Play Off:

Glanmire/CANOVEE v Adrigole/Mayfield

Intermediate Hurling - Round 4

Argideen Rangers v Meelin

Charleville v Kanturk

Milford v Ballygarvan

Fr. O'Neill's v Fermoy

St. Catherine's v Kildorrery

DRIPSEY v Barryroe

Aghada bye

EIRE Óg - bye

Quarter Finals

Argideen Rangers /Meelin v Charleville/ Kanturk

Milford/ Ballygarvan v Fr. O'Neill's/ Fermoy

St. Catherine's/ Kildorrery v DRIPSEY/ Barryroe

Aghada v EIRE ÓG

Relegation Play Off Dromina v AGHABULLOGUE

PIHC Round 3

Inniscarra 1 – 18 Ballincollig 0 – 5

The reactions after the game at Páirc Uí Rinn sums up the importance of this result! Inniscarra overjoyed that they had produced a top class display and got a victory that gives them passage to the 4th round and more importantly, secures their Premier status for next season. Ballincollig, suffering badly from the loss of many players over the past two years, failed to match their neighbours, are out of the championship for this year and now very worried facing a relegation battle with Carrigaline to maintain their hard won premier status.
A week earlier both clubs had been defeated in round 2 games, Inniscarra by Tracton after a poor display: Ballincollig by Youghal after a spirited showing. Both sides approached this encounter then in determined mood but Inniscarra had the greater drive to banish the memory of the Tracton display. The winners were always in control from start to finish but Ballincollig free taker Cian Dorgan's accuracy kept his side in touch for much of the first half. It was 0-5 to 0-4 coming up to half time but then in the closing minutes of the half Inniscarra struck with points from Colm Casey and David O'Keeffe which were followed by a goal from Colm Casey and Inniscarra were in a very strong position at the break, leading by 1-7 to 0-4. Inniscarra dominated the second half and points from David O'Keeffe and John Casey pushed their lead out to 1-10 to 0-4 by the three quarter mark. Ballincollig had their only second half score, a point from a Niall Purcell free, but further points from Colm Casey and Tomás O'Connor reflected the dominance of the winners on this occasion. 
Inniscarra: Jack O'Keeffe: John O'Brien, Kevin Burke, Paul Kavanagh: Frank Olden, Stephen Olden, John O'Callaghan: Paul Farmer, Timmy Murphy: Alan Sheehan, Jonathan Olden, John Casey: Liam O'Riain, Colm Casey, David O'Keeffe. Subs: Sean O'Donoghue, Conor Buckley, Tomas O'Connor, B O'Keeffe, Donal O'Callaghan.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: D Collins, Ian Coughlan, JP Murphy: M Prendergast, C Harris, Killian Kelleher: R O'Doherty, Colin Moore: S Coughlan, B Glavin, David Bowen: C Sexton, Cian Dorgan (0-4 frees), Emmett Ryle. Subs: B O'Halloran, S Bunyan, N Allen, N Purcell, C O'Donovan.

IHC – Round Two

Eire Óg 0 – 16 Dripsey 1 – 10

The big crowd at Coachford for this local derby got value for money as the sides served up a rip roaring contest that ended in Dripsey being denied an equalising goal in the dying seconds by a resolute Eire Óg defence that had many heroes in front of young goalkeeper Dylan Desmond. In attack, Kevin Hallissey finished with a personal tally of 0-10, 0-6 from placed balls, a massive contribution. The first half was very even and Eire Óg led by two points at the break, 0-8 to 0-6 after the sides were tied on three occasions. Ciarán Sheehan, Gary O'Flynn, Cathal Murphy and John Dineen all scored in addition to Hallissey while Dripsey had points from Dave and Aidan Buckley, Mark O'Sullivan in addition to Diarmuid O'Riordan from frees.
Hallissey and O'Riordan exchanged points on the restart and then in the 43rd minute Dripsey struck for the only goal of the game, Paul O'Regan finding the net after good work by David O'Sullivan. This gave Dripsey a narrow lead but Hallissey then struck over three frees in a row and they led by 0-13 to 1-8 with ten minutes to go. A Diarmuid O'Riordan pont from a free reduced the margin to the minimum but Hallissey double their advantage opting for a point from a penalty. Another Diarmuid Riordan point had only a point between the teams again but Eire O responded with points from Ciarán Sheehan and Ronan O'Toole to open up a three point gap. A free in the last minute was stopped and cleared by the Eire Og men and so they advanced while Dripsey head for the 3rd round and a meeting with Dromina.
Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Cian O'Mahony, Tim O'Leary, Eanna Lowney: John Kelleher, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot Herlihy: Gary O'Flynn, John Dineen: Daniel O'Connor, Ciarán Sheehan, Cathal Murphy: Kevin Hallissey, Daniel Goulding, Paul McDonagh. Subs: John Mullins, Ronan O'Toole.
Dripsey: John Hogan: Robert Daly, Padraig O'Riordan, Daniel Buckley: John Carey, Conor Hayes, Aidan Murray: Gary Murphy, John Buckley: Aidan Buckley, Thomas Ahearne, Mark O'Sullivan: David O'Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan, D Buckley. Subs: Paul O'Regan, Barry O'Regan.

Dripsey 1 – 16 Dromina 2 – 11

Dripsey had a great win over Dromina at Kilavullen to get their championship campaign back on track and ease all fears of relegation. Dromina now meet Aghabullogue in a relegation play off while Dripsey have been rewarded with a 4th round tie against Baryroe, who defeated Aghabullogue by 0-18 to 2-10 in the opening round two months ago. Diarmuid O'Riordan's accuracy from play and from frees was the vital factor for Dripsey in this game. Dromina had led by 1-1 to 0-3 after ten minutes but Diarmuid Riordan then hit over six points in a row and a goal from Mark O'Sullivan just before halftime gave the Dripsey side a 1-9 to 1-2 interval lead. Just after the three quarter stage Dromina got through for a second goal and with the score at 1-12 to 2-7 it was anybody's game. Dromina battled on but Dripsey matched them score for score. Dromina reduced the deficit to the minimum with only minutes remaining but it was Dripsey's Aidan Buckley who got the next point to assure his side of victory.
Dripsey: John Hogan: Robert Daly, Padraig O'Riordan, Stevie Murray: John Carey, Conor Hayes, Aidan Murray: Gary Murphy, John Buckley: Aidan Buckley, Mark O'Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan: David O'Sullivan, Tom Ahearne, David Buckley. Subs: Barry O'Regan, Paul O'Regan.

IFC – 3rd Round

Canovee 0-12 Glanmire 1 – 9 aet

Canovee still have a chance of advancing in the championship after they finished level with Glanmire at Ballygarvan in their 3rd round encounter. Even extra time failed to separate the teams and both will be glad of the second chance as each were not at their best on this occasion. Canovee kicked 15 wides over the one hundred minutes of football and an improvement in this facet of their game could give them victory in the replay. Glanmire started very well and led by 0-4 to nil after only seven minutes and the East Cork side led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, Darragh Ring, James Moynihan and Con Dunne scoring for Canovee. Points from Darragh Ring and Denis O'Sullivan brought Canovee level on the restart but they then conceded a goal to Glanmire at the three quarter stage. Canovee hit back however to draw level with two points from Darragh Ring and another from Daniel O'Sullivan to force the game into extra time.
Darragh Ring's point from a free for Canovee after six minutes gave Canovee the lead for the very first time in this game and this was the only score of the half. In the final ten minute period Canovee added a point from Con Dunne but Glanmire scored three in reply and it took a late point from an Aidan Moynihan pressure free to level matters once again for Canovee and earn them a second chance.
Canovee scorers: Darragh Ring 0-6, 0-5 frees: Con Dunne 0-2, James Moynihan, Aidan Moynihan (free), Denis O'Sullivan, Daniel O'Sullivan 0-1 each.

Canovee: Darren Shine: Paul O'Sullivan, James McCarthy, Andrew Cronin: John O'Brien, T Murphy, Daniel O'Sullivan: Brian Barrett, Eamon Lyons: James Moynihan, Denis O'Sullivan, Michael Deasy: Con Dunne, Aidan Moynihan, Darragh Ring. Subs: Sean O'Connor, William Ahern, Gearóid Lucey, Damien Ahern.

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Cailíní Grúpa 4 le Liam Seartan, Ken O'Halloran and Paul Kerrigan ag Campa Samhraidh Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. ©

Ballincollig Credit Union Ltd. Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

he draws for the concluding rounds of the Mid Cork hurling championship were made after the Cloughduv/Kilmichael game and champions, Grenagh, were drawn against former champions Cloughduv in the quarter final. These two teams have met in the last three Mid Cork finals so it gives a great opportunity to one of the teams on the other side of the draw to make this year's final.

Quarter Finals (Knock Out)

A Inniscarra v Ballinora

B Donoughmore v Blarney

C Cloughduv v Grenagh

D Eire Óg – a bye

Semi Final Pairings

Inniscarra/ Ballinora v Donoughmore/ Blarney

Cloughduv/ Grenagh v Eire Óg

Cloughduv 2 – 14 Kilmichael 2 – 7

The last of the second round games was played at Ovens and Kilmichael, despite making a very fine showing, once again suffered defeat in the Junior A championship. Kilmichael started well and a goal from young Shane Foley gave them a deserved reward for their spirited play. Kilmichael continued to carry the game to the fancied Cloughduv and a second goal from Shane Foley helped the underdogs to a 2-4 to 0-6 interval lead. The loss of centre back Finbarr Buckley early in the second half was a major setback for Kilmichael and to add to their misfortunes, they then unluckily conceded a goal to Cloughduv who drew level in the 40th minute when goal scorer, Brian Ahern, added a point from another free. Kilmichael went back in front with a point from Darragh Foley but Cloughduv upped their game considerably for the run in. They went in front for the first time in the 46th minute with a goal from Kevin BarryMurphy and gradually got control over their battling opponents as full time approached.
Cloughduv: Gerry Shanahan: Tadhg McCarthy, Paul O'Sullivan, Liam Kelleher: David O'Leary, Donal Cronin, Andrew Cronin (0-2): Liam Long, Donal Corkery: Sean Curzon, Con Dunne (0-1), William Ahern: Barry Walsh (0-2), Brian Ahern (1-5, 1-2 frees), Darren Kelly (0-4). Sub: Kevin BarryMurphy (1-0).
Kilmichael: Denis O'Donoghue: Dermot O'Riordan, James O'Leary, John O'Riordan: Simon Foley, Finbarr Buckley, Cian Dromey: Conor Cotter (0-3, 0-1 '65'), Adrian Kelly: Darragh Foley (0-2), Donal O'Brien (0-1), Shane Masters: Miceál Masters (0-1), Peter Kelleher, Shane Foley (2-0). Subs: Kieran O'Leary, Brendan Cotter, Edward Burgoyne.
Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Eire Óg.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

Quarter Finals

Aghinagh v Iveleary

Dripsey v Kilmichael

Clondrohid v Donoughmore

Kilmurry v Macroom

Aghinagh 1 – 10 Iveleary 1 – 10

It may have been lifeless in the first half but this Mid Cork Junior A Football championship quarter final at Macroom suddenly burst into life midway through the second half and the final quarter provided enough excitement to more than compensate for what had gone before. Iveleary, boosted by the introduction of Cork U 21 and Junior Munster medallist, Cathal Vaughan scored a goal in the 48th minute, which gave the pre-match favourites a five point lead, 1-8 to 0-6 and it seemed the western side would now go on to victory. Aghinagh hit back immediately with a goal of their own and from here to finish it was a rousing encounter. Iveleary still led by three points with five minutes to go but Aghinagh finished with three points in a row to draw level and then survived the agony of awaiting the outcome of a late Iveleary free, which drifted just wide of the post and ensured a replay, which was a fair outcome and most supporters were content.
The football in the first half was pretty uninspiring and at half time the score was 0-3 to 0-2 in favour of Aghinagh. Iveleary had lined out without Cathal Vaughan due to illness, and their attack was very limited in consequence and the Aghinagh defence was well in control. Ger McSweeney and Denis O'Leary had points in the first quarter to give Iveleary a slender lead, Con Lehane replying for Aghinagh, but points from Donal Corkery and Michael O'Brien had Aghinagh in front by the break.
On the restart, Denis O'Leary punched over an equalising point for Iveleary and after Michael O'Brien kicked over a '45' to put Aghinagh back in front, Ger McSweeney pointed a free in the 35th minute to level matters once again. Iveleary now introduced Cathal Vaughan and Shane Galvin off the bench with immediate benefit to their play, Vaughan leaving a major impression on the scoreboard, adding five points to the Iveleary tally. Brian Cronin and Vaughan pointed to put Iveleary ahead, Aghinagh had points from William Coakley and Donal Corkery to draw level at 0-6 each by the three quarter stage. Two points from Cathal Vaughan within a minute were followed by a well taken goal from Brain Cronin, set up by Ger McSweeney, and Iveleary were looking good for victory. Within a minute however Aghinagh had the ball in the Iveleary net, Declan Ambrose finishing off a movement initiated by Donal Corkery and William Coakley. Vaughan and Sean Kelleher exchanged points, then Vaughan and Corkery, the latter score leaving two points between the teams with four minutes remaining. Jamie Cronin now produced a terrific save from an Ambrose blast to keep Iveleary in front but there was no denying Aghinagh and after Donal Corkery pointed a free (via the upright!) Con Lehane pointed from play to level matters in the 59th minute. A late Cathal Vaughan free from way out on the sideline just went wide and both teams retired to plan for the replay!
Aghinagh: William Ambrose: Paudie O'Sullivan, Seamus O'Leary, Alan Hourihan: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Trevor Burns: Michael O'Brien, Con Lehane: Sean Horgan, Donal Corkery, Miceál Corkery: William Coakley, Declan Ambrose, Sean Kelleher.
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Gerard O'Riordan, Sean O'Leary, Kevin Hourihan: Donal Cotter, James O'Leary, Barry Murphy: Edward Buckley, Daniel O'Riordan: Denis O'Leary, Finbarr McSweeney, Barry O'Leary; David Hourihan, Brian Cronin, Gerard McSweeney. Subs: Cathal Vaughan for F. McSweeney, Shane Galvin for M O'Leary (both 35th min.), Liam Kearney for D Hourihan (55 mins.)
Referee: Mr Jason Murphy, Kilmurry.
Replay: Sunday 28th July, at Macroom, 7pm throw in.

Clondrohid 1 – 9 Donoughmore 0 – 10

Clondrohid, surprise winners over Dripsey in the opening round, have now added the scalp of 2011 champions Donoughmore to their belt and people are beginning to take notice. In this win over Donoughmore at Carrigadrohid , Clondrohid again displayed all the positive elements of their earlier victory and they have certainly benefited from the coaching of former Cork minor supremo, Ephie Fitzgerald from Nemo Rangers.
Clondrohid hit the ground running in this encounter and were 1-4 to 0-1 ahead after the opening quarter. They had a point from a David O'Leary free kick in the very first minute and they followed up with a goal after the kick out. Danny O'Riordan won possession and passed inside to centre forward Paddy Lynch. Lynch, in turn, now supplied inrushing Brendan Kelleher with a perfect pass as he powered goalwards and the centrefielder lashed the ball to the Donoughmore net for a sensational beginning for Clondrohid. They then outscored Donoughmore by three points to one to move six points clear by the end of the opening quarter but their performance dipped subsequently and they allowed Donoughmore back into contention before half time. Five points in a row from Donoughmore went unanswered and at half time only a point separated the teams, 1-4 to 0-6 on the scoreboard. Conor Kelleher and Daniel Forde had got dominance at midfield for Donoughmore and the former kicked over two inspirational scores.
On the restart, Donoughmore had two further points from Shane Healy to take lead in the 35th minute but five minutes later Clondrohid had their first score since the opening quarter when David O'Leary sent over an equalising point. Paddy Lynch then pointed to put Clondrohid back in front, 1-6 to 0-8, as Clondrohid recaptured their form of the opening quarter and applied increasing pressure on Donoughmore. Donoughmore resorted to fouling to stem the flow but Clondrohid free taker David O'Leary was in unerring form and punished the indiscretions with three points from placed balls. Shane Healy pointed a free for Donoughmore and a late blast for goal from a Daniel Forde free yielded another point but it was not enough and Clondrohid deservedly moved on into the semi final.
Scorers: Clondrohid: D O'Leary 0-4, frees: B Kelleher 1-0, P Lynch 0-3 (0-1 free) D Dineen 0-2 (0-1 free). Donoughmore: S Healy 0-5 (0-3 frees), D Forde 0-2 (0-1 free), C Kelleher 0-2, S O'Connor 0-1.
Clondrohid: Sean O'Callaghan: Oliver Kelleher, Sean Lynch, James Kelleher: Trevor O'Brien, Jeremy O'Sullivan, Conor O'Leary: Brendan Kelleher, Fergal Kelleher: Danny O'Riordan, Paddy Lynch, Lorcan Lynch: David O'Leary, Aidan Kelleher, Darren Dineen. Subs: Denis Desmond, and Neilus Murphy.
Donoughmore: Evan Forde: Denis O'Connell, James Honohan, Barry Crowley: D O'Sullivan, Aidan Corkery, Darren Barrett: Daniel Forde, Conor Forde: Stephen O'Connor, Shane Healy, John Chambers: Ben Somers, Olly Murphy, Gearóid O'Rourke. Subs: Tommy Daly, Conor O'Callaghan, Alan Twomey.
Referee: Mr Gene Buckley, Grenagh.

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Donoughmore u-16 hurlers, winners of Dundrum Blitz 2013 ©Mike Twomey

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

A Ballinora 7-8 Grenagh 3-5

B Iveleary 3-11 Naomh Aban 2-17

C Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 5-13 Eire Óg 1-5

D Cill na Martra 3-19 Ballincollig 1-1

E Donoughmore 1-9 Gleann na Laoi 1-3

F Clondrohid 0-5 Aghabullogue 2-11

G Kilmurry

H Canovee

Round Two:

Ballinora v Aghabullogue

Kilmurry 1-9 Naomh Abán 1-9 (replay 30th July)

Cill na Martra v Canovee

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 3-19 Donoughmore 1-5

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Participants in Aghabullogue G.A.A. Cúl Camp with Ciarán Sheehan ©Mike English

Faro Heating U 21 A Hurling Championship

Ballinora 0-9 Inniscarra 3-13

Donoughmore 3-10 Cloughduv 2-11

Blarney 3-23 Aghabullogue 4-16

Ballincollig 2-11 Eire Óg 3-11

Losers Round:

Cloughduv v Aghabullogue

Ballincollig v Ballinora

The draws for the subsequent rounds will be made on conclusion of the losers round games.

Inniscarra 3-13 Ballinora 0-9

Three goals in the first half were a major help to Inniscarra in defeating Ballinora at Ballincollig. David O'Keeffe had the first in the 4th minute, had a second early in the second quarter and when Kieran Rice blasted home a third goal in the 22nd minute the eventual outcome was pretty certain. Inniscarra led by 3-5 to 0-7 at half time, Pat Fitton scorer in chief for Ballinora and Tomás O'Connor landing three smashing points for 'Scarra. Inniscarra dominated the third quarter as Ballinora battled on. David O'Keeffe landed some sweet points, Pat Fitton scored a magnificent point for Ballinora but Inniscarra were in cruise control.
Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan: George O'Mahony, Brian Gould, Kevin O'Herlihy: Dave Barry, Sean O'Donoghue, Mike Ryan: Jack O'Dwyer, Paul Farmer: Declan Browne, Dominic Kelleher, Tomás O'Connor: David O'Keeffe, Jerry Roche, Kieran Rice. Subs: Jamie Barry, Liam Collins, Sean Lynch, Conor Barrett. 
Ballinora: Kevin O'Regan: Patrick Cronin, Brendan Hourihan, Pat Murphy: John O'Regan, Thomas McGrath, Jerry Murphy: Tom Healy, Mike Lordan: Denis Buckley, Pat Fitton, Alan O'Shea: Colin Lockheed, Kevin Murphy, Brian Murphy. Sub: David Waldock.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan, Eire Og.

Donoughmore 3-10 Cloughduv 2-11

Donoughmore started well with points from William Murphy and Philip O'Callaghan, followed by a goal from Stephen Looney. It was 1-7 to 1-4 at the break after Cloughduv had fought back and early in the second half Cloughduv added three further points to go six points clear. A long range Kevin Horgan free went all the way to the net to give Donoughmore a major boost and Jamie Twomey secured a goal from play to put Donoughmore in front with seven minutes remaining and they stayed there to the finish.
Donoughmore: Diarmuid Manning: Barry Crowley, Denis Dorney, Seamus Murphy: Mark Looney, Kevin Horgan (1-0), Shane Healy (0-1): Alan Twomey, Stephen O'Connor: William Murphy (0-4, frees), Leon Cogan, Stephen Looney (1-0): Jamie Twomey (1-1), Philip O'Callaghan (0-2), Gerard Buckley (0-1). Sub: Brian Ahern.
Cloughduv: Jonathan Buckley: Luke McCarthy, William Crowley, Peter Kelleher: Aidan Murphy (0-1). Donal Cronin, Michael Dunne: Liam Kelleher, Alan O'Sullivan (0-1): Sean Curzon (0-1), Charles Kenneally (1-0), William Ahern: Liam Ryan, Darren Kelly (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 '65'), Kevin BarryMurphy. Sub: Tadhg O'Riordan (1-0).

Blarney 3 - 23 Aghabullogue 4 – 16

This game went to extra time before holders Blarney overcame the challenge of Aghabullogue. John Corkery had a goal for Aghabullogue in the 12th minute but Blarney were back ahead by half time on a 1-9 to 1-6 scoreline. Two goals for Aghabullogue early in the second half, one each from John Corkery and Mark Long had Aghabullogue back in front and they stayed there almost to the finish but a late Blarney free yielded an equaliser and so the game went into extra time. Blarney were on top in extra time and went clear but a fourth goal for Aghabullogue from Sean O'Sullivan brought the gap down to three points before a late Blarney point settled the issue.

Eire Óg 3 – 11 Ballincollig 2 – 11

A thrilling local derby at Coachford ended in a narrow victory for Eire Og, the winning scores coming in injury time. It was 0-2 each at the end of the first quarter and Ballincollig led by 1-4 to 0-4 at half time. After Ballincollig went further ahead, Eire Óg came back into contention with a goal from Colm Murphy and Jamie McBride then levelled the scores. The final quarter was brilliant, with Kevin Hallissey and Ronal O'Toole outstanding for the winners but Ballincollig countering with a second goal. Back came Eire Óg and O'Toole had a goal to level matters at 2-9 each with under ten minutes to go. A late Jamie McBride goal in injury time finally settled the issue.
Eire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Dara Crowley, Aonghus McCarthy, Gerard McSweeney: John Mullins, Denis O'Keeffe, Aidan Twomey: Jamie McBride, Dara McCarthy: Colm Murphy, Daniel O'Connor, Kevin Hallissey: Cathal Murphy, Ronan O'Toole, Denny Murphy. Sub: Donncadh Kelly.
Ballincollig: Ronan Cambridge: Chris Collins, Kevin O'Sullivan, William Greene: Shane Murohy, Brian O'halloran, Diarmuid McDonnell: Colin Moore, Cian Dorgan: Stephen Coughlan, Matt O'Leary, Colin O'donovan: Shane O'Sullivan, Emmett Ryle, Stephen Bunyan.
Referee: Mr William Barrett, Aghabullogue.

Ladies Football

Cork, after their defeat by Kerry in the Munster final, will re-enter the All Ireland series at the qualifiers 2nd Round stage on 10th August. The qualifiers will produce four teams to play the provincial champions.
Senior Championship Draw - Round 1Westmeath v Donegal, Clare v Kildare
Round 2 of Qualifiers
Winners of Westmeath v Donegal, Winners of Clare v Kildare
Armagh, Laois, CORK, Mayo, Meath and Tyrone.


Cork seniors defeated Offaly by 0-19 to 0-10 in their final group game and have now qualified for the All Ireland semi finals on 17th August. Offaly made Cork battle all the way and once again Briege Corkery was outstanding for the Rebels. Aoife Murray and Rena Buckley were outstanding in the Cork defence.

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 Crookstown United Team which won the Div. 1 League and Cup 2012/13. ©

Crookstown United Success

2012/13 proved to be a wonderfully successful year for the Club at Crookstown United. Chairman, Aidan Buckley, said that the club benefitted from some new players who, together with the existing panel, combined to form a formidable force in West Cork competition. The Chairman praised the fantastic local supporters and the many people who unselfishly gave of their time and effort to ensure that everything ran smoothly for the year. He also praised Michael Crowley for so generously allowing the use of the field, Seamus Corkery for grass cutting and a number of local machinery contractors for their generosity. He also thanked the Corner Stone Bar for their sponsorship during the year. The Club will be holding their Annual 7- a- Side Competition on Saturday, July 27th to help with fund raising. The event will also be a Family Day Out and will have entertainment for the kids. The Chairman asked all who can, to please turn out on the day, and ensure the Club will have funds to enable a full and sporting calendar for next season.

Macroom F.C. Notes:

Academy Registration Night is on Friday, Jul 26th at the clubhouse at Murrayfield. Under 6's (born 2008) and Under 7's (born 2007) from 6pm to 7pm. Under 8's (born 2006) from 7pm to 8pm. Under 9's (born 2005) and Under 10's (born 2004) from 8pm to 9pm. The Academy is open to both boys and girls and all are welcome. There is also a need for parents to get involved with teams. Anyone interested can contact Denis on 087 2941780. Membership rates: 1st child €25 2nd child €10 subsequent children free of charge.
Pre season training for both adult teams as well as Under 18s is now underway. The venue is the Town Park, starting @ 7: 30pm on each Tuesday and Thursday night. All welcome.
Under 12 schoolboys (born 2002) will commence on Tuesday August 6th at the Town Park from 6pm to 7: 15pm.
Concept 4 Soccer are running a 3 day camp from August 19th to 22nd with Cork City player Danny Murphy. The camp will take place at Murrayfield from 10am to 2pm at a cost of €55. Concept 4 Soccer is a professional technical coaching programme being implemented at grass roots level following its huge success with professional football clubs. To book text name and age to 086 8451419 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Macroom F.C. Annual 7 a side takes place on Friday 2nd and Sat 3rd August. Entry forms available in Murrays Bar.

There was no winner of this weeks' club lotto. Numbers drawn were 3, 18, and 34. Top consolation prize of €80 euro was won by Ger Dromey c/o Noel. Next weeks jackpot stands at €2,200