Lee Valley Outlook Aug. 8 2013 v10e16

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Launching Macroom Food Festival 2013 - September 27 – 29 ©Lee Valley Outlook

LeeValley Diary

Macroom Library:
Aran knitting display from Thurs. Aug. 15.
Talk on William Penn Tues. Aug. 20 at 11a.m.
Art Exhibition of Phil O'Grady's oils

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.
Town Hall Gallery, Macroom: 'Catena' Art Exhibition from Aug. 1. Opening hours Tues. – Sat. 10.30am – 5.30pm.
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.
Handbag Sale: Castle Hotel, Macroom on Sat. Aug. 17, 11am to 3pm
Gathering of Mayors: in Ballinagree on Sun. Aug.18 at 2p.m.
Book Launch: in Barrett's of Coppeen on Sun. Aug. 18 at 7 pm.
Carrigadrohid Heritage tours to 23 sites Mon. Aug. 19, 7pm and 9pm, ACR Heritage lecture at Coachford N.S. at 2p.m. Sat. Aug. 24.
Ballingeary Show: 49th annual show, Sun. Aug. 25. Closing date for entries Aug. 14.
Mushera Platform Dance Sun. Aug. 25 from 3-6 p.m.
Book Launch: Michael Galvin's latest publication in Kilmurry School on Tues. Sept. 10 at 8.30p.m.
Sponsored Cycle: Sept. 29 from Ballincollig and "High Nellie" cycle from FarranVillage to Ballincollig.

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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At launch of Macroom Food Festival September 27 – 29, organisers, Pat O'Connell, Catherine Costello, Tony Clancy and Martin Coughlan ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Festival Sept. 27 – 29

Organisers of Macroom Food Festival 2013 plan to build on the huge success of last year's inaugural event to host an even bigger and better festival at the end of September. At the official launch at Bealick Mill on July 29, Mayor of Macroom Cllr Ted Lucey and Mayor of the County Cllr Noel O'Connor encouraged everyone to visit Macroom and sample the array of wonderful food on offer during the last weekend of September. The Mill, according to M.C. and deputy chairperson of the festival committee, Pat O'Connell, was a fitting venue for the official launch as it represents a link to the long food producing tradition of the town, having housed a bakery and creamery as well as a cornmill and providing electricity to the streets of Macroom from the end of the 19th century.
Macroom's second Food Festival will run from Friday, September 27 to Sunday September 29. Events will take place at indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Square, the Castle Hotel, the library and Fr. Ryan Hall. These will include food demonstrations, a taste trail, schools cook-off competition, busking competition, monster outdoor food market, cheese & wine tasting, children's entertainment & live music. The organising team are now working on a detailed schedule of events which will include all the successful elements of last year's festival plus some exciting new events. Last year's festival welcomed over 5000 visitors to the town and it is hoped that these will return along with many more. The programme of events will be diverse enough to whet the appetites of dedicated food enthusiasts, as well as families. Although the focus is on food, there will also be plenty of entertainment for adults and children alike through the busking competition, puppet shows, fancy dress and live music according to chairperson of the festival committee, Don Buckley, The Castle Hotel, Macroom.
The launch of the 2013 Food Festival served as a showcase for Macroom's wonderful restaurants and food outlets. We are fast becoming a gourmet town while retaining good value for diners. Exhibitors at the launch who offered superb samples of their breads, seafood, meat, sausages, pudding, pate, cakes, pastries etc included Granville's , Mrs. Doyle's Vintage Afternoon Tea, No 57, Twomey's Butchers, Vaughan's Café, Church Lane, The Castle Hotel, Clancy's Fish and Riva at the Riverside Park. Besides demonstrating their culinary skills, they highlighted the use of local produce – flour, oatmeal, cheese, meat, sausages, pudding, salads and vegetables as well as fish from around the coast.
For further information on the Food Festival, contact Catherine Costello: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 026 20520.

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 Mayor Ted Lucey turns the sod for the Astro Turf pitch in Macroom Castle Grounds ©Lee Valley Outlook

Astro Turf Pitch for Macroom

Macroom can soon rejoice in the addition of a floodlit, astro turf pitch to facilities at Macroom Community Leisure Centre, adjacent to McEgan College, in the Castle Grounds. The pitch, which should be ready for use in early October, will be a huge asset to the youth of Macroom. Cllr Ted Lucey, Mayor of Macroom, turned the first sod at the site during the formal launch of the project. Present were representatives from Cork County Council and Macroom Town Council (chief sponsors), staff and members of the Community Leisure Centre board; the Castle Demesne, and Dunnes Stores, all of whom have contributed to the undertaking. The floodlit astro turf pitch will add considerably to the public amenities in the town and will be available to all clubs and the general public. This will include a free daily public hour (before 6p.m.) to groups under 18 with pre booking agreement. Macroom Community Leisure Centre is a not for profit organisation, managed by a voluntary board of directors on behalf of Cork County VEC. The facility was opened in 2005 to provide the local community access to fitness, leisure & recreation facilities for all ages. In May 2103 the centre expanded the gymnasium space and equipment to ensure a high & professional standard. Grants from Macroom Town Council have been used to purchase the sauna, weight machines, cardio vascular equipment, spinning bikes and inflatable equipment for birthday parties. Macroom Community Leisure Centre is available to all sections of the community, local schools, the GAA, the Soccer Club, and members of the public. The new all-weather pitch will be available for use from 9am until 10 pm, contact 026-43508 now for bookings.

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Mayor Ted Lucey cuts the tape at the official opening of the pedestrian bridge in Macroom. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Building Bridges

Macroom is in the process of getting two new bridges across the Sullane. The long awaited pedestrian bridge between Castle Street and Masseytown was officially opened by the town Mayor, Ted Lucey, on August 1. It is an impressive construction and a great tourist amenity. It provides marvellous viewing points northwards along the river and southwards to the remains of MacroomCastle. It should also provide safe transit for pedestrians, particularly De la Salle students in their commute between the bus station and the school. We pray that all who use the pedestrian bridge and motorists on Castle Street, the N22 bridge, New Street and Masseytown Road may travel in safety and enjoyment.

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 Macroom's newest pedestrian bridge which will connect the Castle Demesne with the Tom Creedon Park and the Town Park. ©Lee Valley Outlook

The new footbridge over the Sullane, linking the Castle Demesnes with TomCreedonPark is well under way. Concrete supports and the steel structure are now in place. Forde Steel Building Donoughmore put the bridge in place on August 2 and Barry Buckley, Cill na Martra is completing the concrete work, all under the watchful eye of Michael Lynch Engineer of Lynch & Associates who also designed the bridge. The bridge is a joint venture between Macroom GAA, Macroom Castle Demesne committee, and Macroom Town Council. Funding is in place to complete the work, all three groups contributing, and when built the bridge should be of major benefit to those who like to walk along the river banks. It will enable walkers to complete a circuit, entering under the Castle Gates and crossing the Sullane before returning from the northern side along New Street or taking the shortcut and exiting at MacroomBridge. It should be open to the public in a month's time.

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 De la Salle College Macroom 1957 football team. © Dennis Dinneen Collection

Gathering De la Salle Past Pupils

Work is ongoing in preparation 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.
Twenty six new students were enrolled at De la Salle in 1937. Among the names listed are Leonard Baker, North Square; James Kelleher, Ballyvourney; Batty O'Mahony, Coachford; Dermot F. Desmond, New Street; Edward O'Hare, Millstreet; John Long, Bellmount and Harry O'Leary, New St. Thirty three boys enrolled in 1938 and these included Bill Wall, Lissarda; Jackie O'Callaghan, Main St.; Henry Creedon, Lissacreasig; Justin White, Ballyverane; Paddy Goold, Dromonig and James Dromey, Kilmichael. The 1939 conscripts included Michael Kelleher, Cork St.; William O'Connor, Masseytown; Eddie Downey, Mashanaglass; Batty Desmond, John Henchion, Tim Horgan, Toon's Bridge; Denis J. Murray, Main St.; John A. Murphy, North Square and Mort Twomey, Rockboro.
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 Members of Macroom Town Council with incoming Mayor Ted Lucey © O'Sullivan Photo, Macroom

Macroom Library Notes

On Tuesday 6th August a large company of the descendants of Peter Golden, patriot poet and playwright, visited Macroom library to see the collection of books from his personal library. These were donated to the townspeople of Macroom and are curated by Cork County library. Ask staff at the desk if you would like to examine any of the books in the glass cabinet. They are a fascinating collection of Irish folklore, history and poetry from the late 19th and early 20th century, written by many of the people who loomed large on the Gaelic revival scene at that time.
For Heritage week there will be a very interesting talk on William Penn, entitled 'From Macroom to Philadelphia' on Tuesday 20th at 11a.m. All are welcome.
Our other Heritage project involves the Purlies knitting group mounting a display of Aran knitting past and present, accompanied by a brief written history of same. It will go on show on Thursday 15th. A lot of time and effort has gone into it as will be obvious from the end product.
Local artist Phil O'Grady's colourful oils are on display for the month of August. They are all for sale and Phil can be contacted directly.
Bridge continues on Wednesday 7th August from 11 to 1. It's not aimed at beginners unfortunately but if you can play some bit, you are very welcome.
No Ciorcal Cainte for the month of August.

Briery Gap Autumn Shows

Work is progressing very well in the refurbishment of The Briery Gap Theatre and Cultural Centre in Macroom. The outside of the building has been painted an antique green and internal walls a deep red. New carpet has been fitted and 200 new seats are being installed. Work is well on schedule for the reopening concert on Sunday, September 22 when Jimmy McCarthy will star in the fundraiser, tickets now on sale at €25.
Briery Gap Youth Theatre will stage their first show on Sunday, September 29, Tickets €10.
'South Pacific' will help raise temperatures on October 4th and 5th. Tickets, as part of a Fundraising event, are only €10.
Sullane Junior Players present "Sive" on October 10th , 11th and 12th.
Jack L is in concert in the Briery Gap on Friday 18th October, tickets €22.
The Lambeth Puppet Theatre presents Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs on Sunday 20th October at 3pm Tickets €10
Brendan Grace will surely raise a laugh on Sunday 20th October at 8pm; tickets €25

The management of the Briery Gap has put much thought into the attractive presentations planned for the Briery Gap during the autumn season. It will stage shows that draw huge crowds to city theatres and it is a great opportunity for the community in the Lee Valley to see the stars in their own theatre. Do come along and support the Briery Gap and enjoy top class entertainment close to home.
The online fundraising campaign for the theatre 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. 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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Town Hall Gallery: 'Catena', an exhibition of the work of Michele O'Connor Connolly, Wendy Miles, Jane O'Farrell and Gana Roberts, is on show in the Town Hall Gallery, Macroom August 1 – 24, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30a.m. to 5.30p.m.

Gathering of Mayors: Lord Mayor of Ballinagree, Rita O' Sullivan and all the past Mayors are hoping to create a record by inviting all past and present Mayors from anywhere in Ireland to Ballinagree on Sunday, August 18 at 2p.m. Music will be provided by Jerome Coakley, Lee Sound. If you consider yourself eligible for this gathering, please contact Rita at 086 0647381 by call or text before August 12. Everyone welcome to come along and support on the day!

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

Handbag Sale: New and designer bags, also pre-used and pre-loved bags, for sale in Castle Hotel, Macroom on Saturday, August 17 from 11am to 3pm in aid of Rainbows. Donations of good clean bags welcome. Contact Kathleen 086-3058737

ACR Heritage has organised a lecture on 'Ghosts, Graves and Generals' to mark National Heritage Week. Anthony Greene will talk of 'the good, the bad and the insignificant' interred at Magourney and Christchurch Graveyards, Coachford at this outdoor, free event. Everyone is welcome to convene at CoachfordN.S. at 2p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

Mushera Platform Dance on Sunday the 25th of August from 3-6 p.m. Music by Jerry McCarthy. Great day assured. All welcome.

Bealick Mill is now open to visitors 9am – 4:30pm Monday – Wednesday and 9am – 2:30pm Thursday – Saturday.

Coachford AFC Lotto. Results 22/7/2013, Jackpot: €1,000, Numbers Drawn: 3 - 5 - 28, No Winner, €40 Oisín Fogarty, €20 Olive, Mary & Michelle, Tessie Sheehan, Patrick O'Callaghan, Martin O'Mahony
29/7/2013, Jackpot: €1,200, Numbers Drawn: 17 - 24 - 25, No Winner, €40 Pat Murphy, €20 Kevin Cullinane, Mags, Catherine Barry Murphy (Yearly Ticket), John Long (Yearly Ticket).

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: 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.
July 30. Jackpot €4,400. Numbers drawn 10, 12 and 15. No winner. €70 John O'Driscoll, O'Connor Park. €20 Francis O'Riordan, Teerbeg; Tom O'Sullivan, Codrum; Conor Buckley, Kilnagurteen; Eileen Manning, Kilnagurteen; Mary Cooney, c/o The Greyhound Bar.

LeeValley Updates

Kilmurry 1911 – 1914

Michael Galvin, Hornhill, Lissarda is set to launch his 15th book in KilmurrySchool on Tuesday, September 10 at 8.30p.m. Michael, a history graduate from U.C.C., is a prolific writer and all of his publications deal with local history. He has also published 10 historical articles and is very much in demand as a speaker at historical events.
'Kilmurry 1911 – 1914 People and Politics' will be launched by Dr. John Borgonovo, School of History U.C.C. It deals with conditions and happenings in the parishes of Kilmurry, Kilmichael, Enniskeane and Newcestown and the towns of Macroom, Dunmanway and Bandon during the first decades of the 20th century. It is dedicated to the memory of another local historian, John Noel Murphy of Kilmichael and Macroom. The launch is organised by Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Society and everyone is welcome.

Book launch in Coppeen

In an area steeped in history, it's not surprising that the members of Coppeen Archaeological Historical and Cultural Society are once more in book launching mode. Sunday 18th of August sees the group launching their latest book 'Coppeen- A glimpse of the past volume 3.' This book looks once more at the historical events of the area, recounting both major and minor historical happenings that shaped that area and indeed influenced those who lived there. This third volume, which has been 2 years in the making, is once again written with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail as the previous two volumes. And on the night of the book launch, seeing as it's National Heritage week, the group will also be unveiling 'The Coppeen Heritage Trail', a walk mapped out with the aim of showcasing an area rich in historical, archaeological and natural beauty.
The fun begins on the 18th of August at 7 pm in Barrett's of Coppeen. The book will be launched by Eddie Goggin, editor of 'The Bandon Opinion.' All are welcome.

Brave Edel is Cork Rose

Edel Buckley, Donoughmore has been selected to represent Cork in the 2013 Rose of Tralee competition. Daughter of Dermot and Anna Buckley, Rathcoola, Edel is 27 years old and is a Partner Sales Support Representative in EMC Corporation. She holds an Honours LLB in Law and European Studies from UL and an Honours LLM in Criminal Justice from UCC. She grew up in the rural mid-Cork parish and is very active in the vibrant local community, volunteering with the local Youth Club and deeply involved in the recent Carnival. She even went so far as to demonstrate the dying art of cutting and footing turf! Big into sport, she is treasurer of Donoughmore Tug of War club, loves to play tag rugby and running and plans to run a half-marathon this year. She recently completed Ronnie Whelan's Annual Ragdoll Walk, walking 106 miles from Cork to Galway to raise awareness and funds for the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Edel was diagnosed with MG, a neuromuscular auto-immune disease that causes extreme muscle weakness, in 2009. Since her diagnosis she continues to live a full and active life, and strives to raise awareness of the condition so others may be diagnosed quickly.
Everyone in Donoughmore, the LeeValley and Cork is rooting for Edel and we hope she will enjoy every minute of the festival and bring the tiara back to mid-Cork.

Inchigeela Festival August 15 – 18

The organisers of Inchigeela Festival have set themselves the challenge of bringing back a sense of the village festivals of the '80s. A strong line-up of live entertainment and village activities should help with the celebration of "The Gathering" August 15-18th. It is hoped that villagers who have moved away from the village or county in the last few decades will return to the Marquee on picturesque RiverIsland. John O' Callaghan, Iveleary GAA Club Chairman explains "This is one of those events that bring the whole village together. Planned by G.A.A. club members and local volunteers, we try to improve it each year to give something back to the community, while raising much needed funds for the club".
The festival opens on Thursday, August 15th with a Food Demonstration from festival headliner, Nevin Maguire, Irish celebrity chef and television personality. A local artisan food fair will take place on the night in order to showcase this gourmet area, which is awash with talented food producers. With a drinks reception included in the ticket price (€20) and a fabulous raffle on the night to win a top prize of a Stay for Two with Dinner at Maguire's acclaimed MacNean House guest house and restaurant, this event is sure to draw an audience from the surrounding towns and villages.
The evening of Friday 16th August sees the introduction of the first Inchigeela 5k Fun Run to the festival schedule. The looped route will take in some of the well known scenic views of the surrounding countryside. While non-runners can take it at their own pace and enjoy a leisurely stroll or jog, regular runners will be able to compare their time at the finish line and enjoy some local hospitality in the village afterwards. Musical legend Brendan Bowyer, "King of the Irish Showbands", will play the marquee on Friday night, with a lively rendition of his many hits including "Hucklebuck".
The Family Fun and Sports Day kicks off on Saturday 17th August with an underage Football tournament at the Iveleary GAA grounds starting at 3pm, followed by a Tug O War competition at 7pm. Music gets back to the present for Saturday night, with one of Ireland's favourite party bands, J90 set to rock the marquee with their own radio hits, plus their version of some of today's hits from the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Kings of Leon, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.
On Sunday 18th August, another new festival feature, an Afternoon Tea Dance takes place at 3pm with music from Danny and Mary O'Leary, followed by "The Gathering" Street Party from 6pm with live entertainment, vintage display, fancy dress and food in the centre of the village from 6pm. Festival favourites, four piece Bog the Donkey will bring the event to a close with their own brand of lively party music on 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.

Coachford Festival August 16 – 18

High Nellies, Yummy Mummies and Brave Bachelors will be just some of the attractions at Coachford Festival 2013. A Major Gathering of iconic tractors, glamorous mothers and grandmothers and 12 love hungry bachelors are all part of the 4th Coachford Autumn Festival which takes place from Friday August 16th to Sunday August 18th. The festival will hit the ground running on Friday when the first ever Coachford Five Mile Road Race takes place at 7.30pm. The race is approved by the Athletics Association of Ireland and will take runners on a mostly flat circuit in and around the village. Entries for the race can be made online at www.eventmaster.ie or on the evening from 6.00pm at the GAA Hall Coachford. Throughout the weekend the Festival will have something for everyone. On Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm the fourth annual High Nelly run will see well in excess of 50 vintage bicycles and cyclists in period costume take to the highways and byways of the villages in the area, making sure not to pass any of the watering holes en route. A pet dog and harrier show will take place at 7.00pm and canines will compete for Best in Show. The Bachelor of the Festival will be held later on Saturday night and the contestants will parade on stage hoping that their performance may help change their status and they too may be judged 'Best in Show'!. Saturday evening people of all ages are invited to the free Open Air Ceilí with music by Aghinagh Comhaltas at the GAA grounds from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
On Sunday the Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car and tractor show takes over the large venue at the GAA Grounds in Coachford from 12noon. A huge entry is expected and the 'Major Gathering' of Fordson Major Tractors should prove a huge attraction. The 'Agrilympics' on Sunday afternoon will feature teams of four competing to claim the Perpetual Trophy by takin on four farm related challenges. Mixed teams must contain at least one member of each sex. The show on Sunday will also feature Yummy Mummy, Glamorous Granny and Bonny Baby Competitions. A farmers' market, Funfair, Children's Sports, Over 40's 'Blow Ins' versus 'Natives' football match, Baking competitions, Sheaf tossing, Egg throwing, Balloon modelling, Tractor building, face painting, Model toys, Mini Club of Ireland display and live music featuring Tim O'Riordan of Natural Gas are also part of the event filled day at the Coachford Autumn Festival. The festival has raised over €14,000 for Suicide Aware and local charities over the last three years. For further information see www.coachfordnews.wordpress.com

Silver Jubilee at Crookstown

The 25th annual Crookstown Veteran and Vintage Club will hold their vintage display and Open Day in CrookstownVillage on Sunday, August 11 from 2p.m. This year's guest of honour is Sean Donlon of County Sound, and he will perform the official opening. It promises to be a most entertaining day out and will feature a Vintage Display and a Threshing as well as a wide variety of other events and skill tests. Children are well catered for and there will also be 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. Do come along on Aug 11th and help the Crookstown Club make this a very social and successful occasion.

Clondrohid Updates

De la Salle Past Pupils: If you are a past pupil of De La Salle Macroom and would like to attend their reunion planned for Saturday August 31, contact the principal on 02641832 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. De La Salle will be celebrating their 80th anniversary in this the year of 'The Gatherings'. so all are welcome and if you can help in contacting anyone who attended prior to 1957, the organisers would be delighted to hear from you.
G.A.A. Minor Footballers drew their East Region Championship Quarter Final away to Brian Dillon's . The teams were evenly matched in the first half, evidenced by the half time score of 1-4 each. A physically stronger Dillon's side started the second half in determined fashion, scoring 1-1 in the first couple of minutes and continued to dominate possession for the half but a determined Clondrohid defensive display allowed our team to stay in the game. They were rewarded when a breakaway attack resulted in Darren Dineen being fouled for a penalty which he converted, leaving Clondrohid trailing by 1 point with ten minutes left. Dillon's scored the next 2 points and appeared to have the game won. However a last Clondrohid attack resulted in Darren Dineen scoring the equalising goal, with the final whistle blown on the kick out. Well done to all the panel who all gave 100% to the cause and to the selectors, Kieran Creed, Ted Kelleher and Bart O'Shea. Best of luck in the replay. Team: Alan Duggan, Mark O'Shea, Ian O'Neill, Ian O'Riordain, Brian Corcoran (0-1), Cillian Lynch, Jerome Ring, Conor Flanagan, David Lynch, Daniel McSweeney (0-1), Cian O'Leary, Darren Dineen (3-3) with Adam O'Connell coming on during the game
U.10 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.
U13 Hurlerrs: Clondrohid played their first championship match against Whitechurch in Donoughmore. Clondrohid played very well but unfortunately lost out to a better team on the evening. Clondrohid were without some of their players on the night due to holidays but managed to play quite well never the less. Well done to all players and to their trainers.
U8 Hurlers: Clondrohid team played in a Blitz in Bandon, playing Kilbrittain, Timoleague and Saint James's GA A clubs. The boys and girls played really well and there was an extra match for the subs of Clondrohid who played Saint Peter's which they won well. Well done to all the players and their trainers and thanks to all who travelled to support.
Minor C Hurlers played a good match against Ballygarvan in the Mon Field and were ahead at half time. In the second half Ballygarvan fought back and took the lead. Clondrohid continued to battle on and reduced Ballygarvan's lead with some great scores. Unfortunately time ran out for Clondrohid and Ballygarvan came out the winners. Well done to all involved on a great performance. Final score Clondrohid 2-14 Ballygarvan 4-12. Clondrohid: Gearoid Lucey (Naomh Abán), Neil O'Shea, Cian O'Riordan, Ian O'Neill, Brian Corcoran, Anthony Cooney (Cill Na Martra), David Lynch, Conor Flanagan, Cian Creedon, Jerome Ring, Darren Dineen, Cillian Lynch, Gearoid Phelan (Cill Na Martra), Dáithí Allen (Naomh Abán) and Shane Lehane.
Lotto: Results July 24: €70 Con Lynch Hartnett's Cross €20 Mary Carroll Crookstown; Leo Hughes, Masseytown; Maria O'Donoghue, Dripsey; Dolores Dineen, Cotters Printers
July 31 €70 Bríd & Chloe O'Leary, Mosssgrove,€20 Deirdre Galvin, Macroom; Mgt. Coakley, Inchigeela; Monica McDonagh, Carriganima; Kathy Callaghan, Laine Bar. Next jackpot €4,200. Bingo Jackpot €2,000

Taispeántas Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh August 25

Ballingeary's 49th annual show will be held at Finbarr Cotter's farm in Kilmore on Sunday, August 25, weather permitting. 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. Judging of horses & ponies starts at 11am; cattle 12 noon; sheep 12.30; poultry 12noon. Judging for indoor section starts at 11am, including eggs, flowers & veg; arts & crafts; baking & jams. All indoor exhibits will be on display in the marquee from 1.30 until 5pm.
For children's entertainment there will be a bouncy castle, obstacle race, bungee jump, mini helicopter, face painting, pony rides, penalty shootout, etc. Pets' corner with racoons, lemurs, rabbits, hamsters, ducks etc. is sure to be a huge attraction.
Full catering facilities on field for lunch / tea etc. Side shows include bonny baby @ 3pm [under 6 months, under 1 year and under 2 years] The dog show starts @ 2.30 for 19 different classes [entries taken on field]. There will be a display of vintage cars / tractors / machinery. Old time threshing display. Other attractions will include buffalo, trade stands, most suitably dressed lady, Ladies / Gents sheaf throwing. Last but not least there will be a show raffle @ 6pm with attractive prizes. The Committee has been busy organising this, the 49th annual Show, so come along and join us for a very memorable day. Bígí linn. Beidh fáilte roimh cách. For further details log onto ballingearyshow.com or contact 086 4018992,026 47196 / 47278 /47168. Free Car Park – adjacent to Show Field.

Cycle for Sick Children

The Children's Leukaemia Association and Make a Wish Foundation have combined forces to organise a fund raising cycle on September 29 that is suitable for all types of cyclists. A full back up service will be available. Cyclists may choose different options: (a) to cycle from Ballincollig (Rugby Club) to Killarney and back (b) have yourself and your bike transported to Killarney and cycle back to Ballincollig or (c) take part in a short "High Nellie" cycle from Farran Village (leaving at 1 p.m.) to Ballincollig. A € 20 non refundable deposit will be required at sign in at Ballincollig Rugby Club at 9 a.m. on the day and you are encouraged to raise €100 or as much as possible. The "High Nellie" sponsorship is just €20. What do you get for your money? Fruit, water, transport, bike mechanics, lead and safety cars, full civil defence, ambulance, medic services and a sweeper vehicle to make sure nobody is left behind. You can also avail of a shower and a meal at the finish. For further details check out web page Lee Valley Fundraising or Make A Wish Ireland/ Events in Cork.

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Ag seoladh dlúthdiosca, An Móinéar Garbh, i gCúil Aodha, Gobnait Ní Chrualaoi, Dónal Ó Súilleabháin agus Peadar Ó Riada ©Lee Valley Outlook

An Móinfhéar Garbh

Bhí slua breá i láthair i scoil Chúil Aodha do sheoladh dlúthdiosca de amhráin traidisiúnta Mhúscraí ag Dámh Amhránaíochta Acadamh Fódhla. Dónal Ó Súilleabháin a sheol an cnuasach agus dúirt gur chiallaigh móinfhéar garbh cuileoga, neantóga agus mí-ádh de ghach saghas dó féin, ach ní hamhlaidh atá sa chnuasach seo. Sean amhráin dúchasacha atá ann agus iad curtha i láthair go binn ag Máire Ní Chéilleachair, Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin, Seosaimhín Uí Chuilleanáin, Máire Ní Cheocháin, Máiréad Uí Uidhir, Eibhlís Uí Thuama, Gobnait Ní Chrualaoi, Ger Wolfe, Brenda Ní Ríordáin, Peadar Ó Riada, Seosamh Ó Críodáin agus Pádraig Mac Cárthaigh.Ag an gcruinniú d'Acadamh Fódhla, thug Peadar Ó Riada cuntas ar chúrsaí sa Dámh Staire, an Dáimh Amhránaíochta agus an Dáimh Fuinnimh. I rith na bliana deineadh tréan iarracht ar shuíomh an luíocháin ag Cúl na Cathrach a choimeád slán. Tá ard obair á dhéanamh ar aithnt agus cláru na huaigh i Reilig Ghobnatan. Tógadh leacht cuimhneacháin d'Amhlaoibh Ó Loingsigh agus tá sé ar intinn leacht eile a thógáil don Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh. Deineadh cómhbhrón le clainn Fionbarra Ó Críodáin agus Éamon de Buitléar, beirt ball a fuair bás i rith na bliana. Bhí Dónal Ó hÉalaithe ina léachtaí ag ócáid speisialta in Oileán Í na hAlban le déanaí. Labhair Seán Ó Luasa faoi chúrsaí sa Dáimh Talamhaíochta agus thrácht sé ar an staidéar a deineadh faoi thruailliú uisce sa cheantar.

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Daoine óga ó Ghaeltacht Mhúscraí a sheol dlúthdiosca iontach sa Mhuileann i mBaile Mhúirne le déanaí © Nóra Ní Luasa

St. Gobnait's Indulgences

St. Gobnait's Shrine in Ballyvourney is beloved of the people of Muskerry and pilgrims may be seen doing the Rounds, day and night, whenever you visit the beautiful and spiritual location overlooking the Sullane valley. The 7th century saint is much venerated and legends about her include references to white deer, an army of bees and her proficiency in using a bowl to defeat her enemies. The importance of St. Gobnait's Shrine was recognised even in Rome more than 300 years ago. In 1601 Pope Clement VIII declared it a place of special devotion and granted the faithful indulgences under certain conditions.
In recent times the Latin text of the Pope's message was translated into Irish and English. Mícheál Ó Líonáird, a member of Ballyvourney Active Retirement Art group, decided to make the text his art project. Having studied calligraphy, he produced a fine document, with the Latin text at the head and the Irish and English translations underneath, the Irish written in the sean chló Gaelach. He presented the manuscript to St. Gobnait's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul and, as a fundraiser, they copied the document and laminated some of the A3 copies. These were sold at the annual Mass for the Sick at St. Gobnait's in July and raised a considerable sum for SVP. Copies are still available from members of St. Gobnait's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, paper copy €2; laminated copy €5.
The text of the Papal message is as follows: To all the faithful in Christ, men and women, who will see this letter, good health and our Apostolic Blessing. To all, driven on by the heavenly treasure of the Church to promote the religion of the faithful and the salvation of souls, to all the faithful of Christ, truly penitent, confessing their sins and strengthened by receiving Holy Communion, who devoutly visit the Parish Church of Saint Gobnait, in Ballyvourney, in the Diocese of Cloyne, on the Feast Day of Saint Gobnait, from the first vespers to the setting of the sun, every year and there pray to God for peace among Christian Princes, for the expulsion of heretics and the spiritual strengthening of Holy Mother Church, an Indulgence of ten years and Quarantines will be granted.
Given in Rome in the Church of Saint Marcus , under the Ring of the Fisherman, on the 12th of July, 1601.

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 Grúpa sa Mhuileann réidh chun Debs 2013 Coláiste Ghobnatan a céiliúradh © Nóra Ní Luasa

Pride in Donoughmore

Donoughmore has been selected to represent Cork County Council in the Pride of Place All Ireland Competition 2013. Efforts are ongoing to achieve this honour. Thanks to every one who has come out and helped with the clean up. We will meet at 9.30am on Saturday in Stuake and Firmount to continue the work. Judging will take place on Wednesday 21st August at 2pm in Stuake Community Hall. The judges will be taken on a tour of the parish, starting in Stuake, heading for Donoughmore Cross, down to New Tipperary over to Firmount, up to FornaughtChurch, past the Family Resource Centre, up to Lackabawn, passing the GAA grounds and back to Stuake. All clubs/ organisations are asked to continue with their preparations of their display for the day of judging and we will be in contact next to week to arrange a meeting in conjuction with IRD Duhallow. Help and support will be given in every possible way.
Best of Luck to Edel Buckley, our own Cork Rose from Donoughmore Parish. We also wish Laurence Barry well as he again acts as Rose Escort in Tralee.

Slán agus Beannacht Joe

We learned with deep regret of the recent death of Joe Healy, Wanneroo, Perth and a native of Aghabullogue. Joe, from the distant shores of Western Australia, maintained a great interest in the LeeValley, in Cork and in the Irish language. He received an early copy of 'Cois Laoi' from family members in Aghabullogue Post Office and for many years emailed us fascinating memories and poetry (not all of it suitable for publication!), which revived past times for many. Joe had great recollections of his school days in De la Salle College, Macroom. He was in the class of 1941 with Mick Goold, Denis Lucey and Jerry Dilworth and would have loved to attend the Gathering at De la Salle on August 31 next. He will undoubtedly be there in spirit, composing some witty lines to mark the occasion. He was a fluent Irish speaker and loved to use the 'cúpla focal'. Joe's father was a harness maker and he described in great detail the making of a horse's collar. He had a great interest in Gaelic games and followed the fate of Aghabullogue and Cork in every competition. Bowling was another of Joe's great loves and he followed every throw of the bowl in a score. An amusing poem he sent us, from the pen of the late T.J. Richardson, went as follows:
The Cock he came from Farran with a reputation great,
His backers all around him said that he could not be 'bate',
But Batna, our Coachford champion, said wait my boys and see,
I'll pluck the feathers off the Cock the day that he bowls me.

Go raibh agat, a Sheosaimh, leaba i measc na Naomh, le filí, lucht staire agus Gaeil.

GIY By Michael Kelly

White Turnips are very easy to grow and because they produce a crop so quickly, they are an ideal candidate for a late-summer sowing. (N.B. It is too late now to sow swedes.) Sow one or two seeds in each module of a seed tray 2cm deep. They will germinate in about a week and will be ready for planting about a month later, spacing 30cm between rows and plants. Do not plant turnips where there have been brassicas for at least 3-4 years previously. They will be ready to eat in 6-8 weeks (end September). Harvest when relatively small. The green leaves that grow on top of the turnip can also be eaten. Water well in dry spells to prevent cracking. Harvest when the roots are 5-10cm in diameter. Turnips will not store as well as swedes – hence it's not a good idea to sow too many of them.

Apple Care: As your apple crop grows bigger and heavier, ensure you have them well supported. Using either canes or wires supported by posts either side, use plant ties and attach the branches to them. This will allow the fruit to grow to its full size with a stronger support in place for the tree.

Apple scab is the most prominent disease for apples. If left untreated, it causes brown or black lesions on the leaves, "corky" areas or cracking on the apples and reduced yields. You can help the tree avoid scab by
(1) pruning to improve air circulation,
(2) using scab resistant varieties (e.g. Lord Lambourne, Discovery, Sunset),
(3) spacing trees properly to promote good air circulation,
(4) raking up and destroying dropped leaves and
(5) feeding trees well (mulching with good, well rotted organic matter in the spring).


The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith . (j.k. Rowling)

Cormoran Strike is a down-on-his-luck private investigator, with few clients, in debt, just coming out of a breakup, and living in his office. A former soldier in Afghanistan who lost his leg to a land mine, Strike is hired by John Bristow, the brother of famous supermodel Lula Landry, called Cuckoo by her friends. Bristow wants Strike to investigate his sister's supposed suicide: she fell to her death several months prior. Strike is helped in his quest by his enterprising temporary secretary Robin, whose boyfriend, Matthew, an accountant, detests the very idea of her working for a detective. A very different departure for J K Rowling but a good stand alone detective novel.

Available in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €14.99


Vote and SMILE

SMILE Resource Exchange is delighted to have been nominated for the EU Climate Action "A World You Like" competition and if you have 5 seconds to spare please log on to - http://bit.ly/VoteSMILE. The organisers of SMILE at Macroom E Park would love to top the poll and show Europe that Ireland is leading the way on one of the most important environmental issues of our time. The competition is based on a voting scheme and each person can vote once a day. If you have a few different devices i.e. laptop, iPhone, iPad etc. you could even vote a few times a day. And you can even vote several times using a different browser, i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc. We would really appreciate if you could make a small commitment of a vote everyday. To vote, click on: http://bit.ly/VoteSMILE

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 ensure they become finalists of the challenge.
SMILE Resource Exchange is a free service that 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. It also aims to provide a database of materials in a region where businesses can develop new products from materials that would otherwise have become waste. SMILE stands for Saving Money through Industry Links and Exchanges. Potential exchanges are identified through unique networking events, an online exchange facility (www.smileexchange.ie).

Bealick Mill Reopens

Bealick Mill at Firville, Macroom was restored to its former glory in 1993 and was opened as a tourist attraction following the work. Unfortunately the Mill fell into disrepair in the past 10 years and hasn't been regularly open to the public. Now, thanks to the Tús programme, the mill is open again to visitors 6 days a week. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil lawns around the mill or venture inside to view its intricate mechanics. The mill also houses a famine exhibition and a gift shop selling produce from local artists and craft workers. Throughout 2012 fantastic work was done on the mill by Tús participant, Polish national Bartlomiej Orzel. Throughout his year on Tús Bartak transformed the building inside and out. As well as restoring the mill to its former beauty he carried out very difficult repairs to the bank of the river running through the mill grounds and repaired the picnic tables and footbridge. At present the mill is staffed by Tús participants John Carroll and Dan Kelleher. Their roles involve maintaining the building and grounds and more importantly, opening the mill to the public and offering assistance. John is a vintage machinery enthusiast and Dan is a Bealick native so both men are well equipped to offer insights into the mill's history.
The mill was built in the early 19th century, replacing an earlier mill. Macroom was one of the first towns in Ireland to have street lighting and the power came from a water generator installed at the mill in 1899. The mill continued to supply the town's street lighting until the advent of the ESB in 1935. Macroom oatmeal, which is still on sale today, was produced in the mill.

The Mill is open 9am – 4:30pm Monday – Wednesday and 9am – 2:30pm Thursday – Saturday

Sports Mad

Cork CountyChampionship

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 at Macroom Sat. 10/08/13

Carbery v BALLINCOLLIG at Cloughduv Fri. 9/08/13

Ilen Rovers v Aghada

Carbery Rangers v St. Finbarr's

Bishopstown v C.I.T.

O'Donovan Rossa v Nemo Rangers

Douglas v Doheny's at Macroom Fri.9/08/13

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 0-9 Nemo Rangers 1-14

Mallow v BÉAL ÁTHA'n GHAORTHAIDH on 25/08/13

Bantry Blues v Clyda Rovers

Na Piarsaigh v Glenville

St. Michael's v Valley Rovers

NAOMH ABÁN 0-16 Kiskeam 0-21

Castletownbere - bye


Quarter Finals

Nemo Rangers v Mallow/BÉAL ÁTHA

Bantry Blues/Clyda Rovers v Na Piarsaigh/Glenville

St. Michael's/Valley Rovers v Kiskeam

Castletownbere v MACROOM at Dunmanway 17/08/13

Relegation Play Off:

Carrigaline v Kinsale

Premier Intermediate Football Championship 4th Round

Ballinora 0-9 Nemo Rangers 1-14'

Nemo Rangers, beaten by Mallow in Round One in May, by Castletownbere in Rd. 2 in late June, Rd 3 winners over Kinsale in mid July, have had a busy footballing summer: Ballinora in contrast won their first round game against Kinsale on 5th May and so were inactive in championship until these teams clashed in the 4th round at Pairc Uí Rinn. The long lay off certainly told against Ballinora as Nemo hit ehe ground running and never looked like losing. After an early exchange of points, Nemo took over and their goal after 19 minutes helped them to a 1-7 to 0-3 interval lead, Conor Brosnan 0-2 and Ben Ahern the Ballinora scorers. Ballinora had points from Michael Murphy, Ben Ahern and Tomas McGrath to get back into contention after the break but Nemo had a powerful panel available and never looked like losing.

Ballinora: Eoin Walsh: John O'Regan, Tom Crotty, Barry Crowley: M Lordan, David O'Neill, Tomás McGrath: Ian Wycherly, Alan O'Neill: Ben Ahern, Darragh O'Neill, Conor Brosnan: Michael Murphy, Conor Murphy, Pat Fitton. Subs: A O'Connor, Gary O'Halloran.

Kiskeam 0 – 21 Naomh Abán 0 – 16

The point taking from both sides was superb in this excellent Cork County Premier Intermediate Football Championship 4th round tie at Dromtariffe. Both sets of forwards were in fine form but Kiskeam succeeded better in defence in containing their opponents and the Muskerry men know that a team cannot concede twenty one points in championship football and still expect to win. Kiskeam had quality all across their attack and any errors or weaknesses were tellingly punished. Naomh Abán were still without their former Cork star Anthony Lynch and they needed him badly to steady their defence and they also were without Colm de hIde and Colm Murphy, all injured. Up front another former county man, Miceál Ó Cronín gave a class performance and some of his point-taking was simply a joy to watch.

The opening quarter was evenly contested and the sides were level on three occasions before Kiskeam had edged 0-5 to 0-4 ahead by the 15th minute. Shane McCarthy had converted two frees for N. Abán in confident fashion, Gerry Lyons and Miceál Ó Cronín added a point apiece from play: Billy Dennehy, Niall Cronin and David Scannell had contributed four of the Kiskeam points and this trio were to cause Naomh Abán major damage later in the game. In the run up to half time however Naomh Aban had no such problems as they recovered from falling four points behind by the 20th minute to get a grip at midfield through the efforts of Miceál and James Ó Laoire and they scored seven unanswered points before the break, Shane McCarthy (3 frees), Miceál Ó Cronín (2, 1 free), Gerry Lyons and Maidhchí Dineen the scorers and they led by 0-11 to 0-8 at this stage as the rains poured down.

A point on the restart from Maidhchí Dineen increased the N.Abán lead further before the game now took another twist, Kiskeam going on a scoring spree as the rains ceased which yielded seven points in a golden ten minute spell to regain the lead, 0-15 to 0-12. Points from James Leary and substitute Denis Cronin for N. Abán cut the deficit to the minimum at the start of the final quarter but Kiskeam were now getting on top at midfield and the switch of Mike Herlihy inside to their full forward line was to pay rich dividends. Still Naomh Abán clung on, Miceál Ó Cronín kicking two magnificent points in reply to four for the Duhallow men and only three points separated the teams with four minutes to play. Kiskeam were on top however and after Jonathan Hoare made a superb save from Tom O'Sullivan to deny the winners, the Kiskeam sub kicked over the a point and Mike Herlihy kicked his fourth second half point to copper fasten the victory.

Scorers: N. Abán: M Ó Cronín 0-5 (0-1 free), S. McCarthy 0-5 (0-4 frees), G. Lyons and M. Ó Duinnín 0-2 each, Js O'Leary and D Cronin 0-1 each.

Naomh Abán: Seannacháin Ó hUidhir: Liam Mac Suibhne, Seamus Ó Mathúna, Criostóir Ó Deasúna: Diarmuid Ó Scanaill, Tadhg Ó Scanaill, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh: Miceál Ó'Laoire, Seamus Ó Laoire: Diarmuid Ó Liatháin, Donncadh Ó Ceocháin, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Shane MacCarthaigh, Miceál Ó Cronín, Maidhchí Ó Duinnín. Subs: Donncadh Ó Cronín for N Ó Cealllaigh(40), Daire Ó Suilleabháin for Ó Ceocháin (inj.) (45), Miceál Ó Liatháin for L MacSuibhne (59).

Premier Intermediate Hurling - Round 4


Kilworth 0-16 Ballyhea 0-11

Cloyne v Youghal

Tracton 0-15 Bandon 0-15 draw

Kilbrittain 1-10 Valley Rovers 0-11

Mallow v Watergrasshill

Newcestown - bye

Castlelyons - bye

Quarter Finals


Cloyne/Youghal v Tracton/Bandon

Kilbrittain v Mallow/ Watergrasshill

Newcestown v Castlelyons

Relegation Play Off:

Carrigaline v BALLINCOLLIG

Inniscarra 0 – 17 Blarney 2 – 9

The Inniscarra recovery continues and is gathering momentum! Beaten in the two opening rounds of the Premier Intermediate championship by Bandon and Tracton respectively, Inniscarra got back on track with a good win over Ballincollig and they are now through to he quarter final stage after this impressive performance against Blarney at Pairc Ui Rinn in Rd. 4.

Inniscarra started in full throttle but in the opening five minutes missed out on two good goal chances due to Blarney cúl baire Paul Hallissey and it was Blarney who opened the scoring with points from Mark Cremin, Ross McNamara and Craig Sykes to go 0-3 to nil ahead after ten minutes play. Colm Casey opened the Inniscarra scoring with two points but when Blarney struck for the first goal in the 17th minute, Ross McNamara the scorer, the village men led by 1-4 to 0-3 and a second Blarney goal in the 23rd minute from Colin Murphy gave them a lead of six points, 2-5 to 0-5. From here on to the finish Inniscarra began to force the pace of this game and their spirited approach was too much for Blarney. Points from Sean O'Donoghue and Colm Casey cut into the Blarney lead before the break and Inniscarra then made a series of substitutions that were to be of major significance to the outcome. Daniel O'Connell and Tomás O'Connor were brought into the attack off the bench and two points from O'Connell and one from O'Connor had the deficit down to a single point within three minutes of the restart, 2-5 to 0-10. Blarney were not ready to capitulate yet and points were exchanged before Inniscarra at last drew level in the 50th minute when Tomás O'Connor pointed another free, 2-8 to 0-14 Mark Cremin pointed to put Blarney back in front but Sean O'Donoghue levelled again for Inniscarra and with the Inniscarra defence rock steady now and Blarney could not get through for a score. Colm Casey pointed to put Inniscarra in front and a point from Conor Buckley gave them a two point advantage. Blarney had one last chance of a goal but Kevin Burke made a brave block on Ross McNamara and so Inniscarra go through to meet Kilworth in the quarter finals.

Inniscarra: Jack O'Keeffe: Paul Kavanagh, Kevin Burke, John O'Brien: Frank Olden, Stephen Olden, John O'Callaghan: Timmy Murphy, Sean O'Donoghue: Alan Sheehan, Jonathan Olden, John Casey: Liam Ó Riain, Colm Casey, David O'Keeffe. Subs: Daniel O'Connell, Tomás O'Connor, Tyrone O'Regan, Conor Buckley, Sean O'Callaghan.

Blarney: Paul Hallissey: John Barrett, Paul O'Leary, Ciarán Buckley: David Walsh, D McSweeney, B O'Connell: Mark Cremin, John Daniel Good: Eugene McCarthy, Ross McNamara, Craig Sykes: David Cremin, Peter O'Driscoll, Colin Murphy. Subs: Darragh O'Brien, Shane Mulcahy, P O'Sullivan.

Intermediate Football - Round 4

Rockchapel 3-14 Cloyne 2-6

Adrigole v EIRE ÓG at Aughaville, 9/08/13

Ballydesmond v Kildorrery

Grenagh v Fermoy

Glanmire v Kanturk

Glanworth v CILL na MARTRA at Blarney, 17/08/13

Youghal bye


Quarter Finals

Rockchapel v Adrigole/EIRE ÓG

Ballydesmond/Kildorrery v Grenagh/Fermoy

Glanmire/Kanturk v Glanworth/CILL na MARTRA


Relegation Play Off:

CANOVEE v Adrigole/Mayfield

Glanmire 1- 12 Canovee 1 – 10 aet

Canovee are now into a relegation play off with Mayfield after this extra time defeat by Glanmire in the replay of their Rd. 3 tie at Ballincollig. In the past four years Glanmire have had only two championship victories as they fell from premier to intermediate status and they only survived in the lower grade last year by winning the relegation play off against Kilavullen. They are a relieved outfit not to have to face the same battle again and it is Canovee who will now have to prepare to save their status against Mayfield, who themselves lost out in a similar play off last year to Macroom in the premier grade.

Canovee were on top in the first half and Eamon Lyons' goal in the 18th minute gave them a major boost. They led by 1-4 to 0-2 at half time but it must be said that Glanmire had missed some good chances early on. The East Cork side got down to business quickly on the restart and they had the deficit down to a goal within seven minutes. Two points from frees cut the gap further and the sides then exchanged points until in the 59th minute Glanmire got an equalising point to send the game into extra time on a 1-6 to 0-9 scoreline. Canovee had reason to regret their poor shooting in the second half, two points from Darragh Ring frees being their only scores. Glanmire had a massive boost in the first half of the new period when they got in for a goal and they managed to keep their noses in front to the finish.

Canovee scorers: Eamonn Lyons 1-0, Darragh Ring 0-6 (0-5 frees), Aidan Moynihan 0-2, James Moynihan 0-2.

Canovee: Darren Shine: Paul O'Sullivan, James McCarthy, Daniel O'Sullivan: John O'Brien, Tadgh Murphy, Andrew Cronin: Brian Barrett, Denis O'Sullivan: James Moynihan, Ger Ahern, William Ahern: Aidan Moynihan, EamonnS Lyons, Darragh Ring. Subs: Damien Ahern, Gearóid Lucey, Michael Deasy, Paul Twomey.

Intermediate Hurling - Round 4

Argideen Rangers 0-14 Meelin 1-12

Charleville v Kanturk

Milford 0-17 Ballygarvan 1-12

Fr. O'Neill's v Fermoy

St. Catherine's v Kildorrery

DRIPSEY 1-13 Barryroe 1-16

Aghada bye

EIRE Óg - bye

Quarter Finals

Meelin v Charleville/Kanturk

Milford v Fr. O Neill's/Fermoy

St. Catherine's/Kildorrery v Barryroe

Aghada v EIRE ÓG

Relegation Play Off

Dripsey 1 – 13 Barryroe 1 – 16

Dripsey made their exit from the intermediate championship at Brinny when they went under to Barryroe who had accounted for Aghabullogue in the first round. It was an excellent game of hurling and Dripsey were in contention to the finish. Dripsey started well and a Diarmuid O'Riordan point was followed by a smashing goal from David O'Sullivan, set up by a strong run from Mark O'Sullivan in the third minute. Barryroe fought back strongly and were only a point in arrears by the 17th minute and only the crossbar denied them of a goal subsequently. At half time Dripsey had opened up a two point lead, Diarmuid O'Riordan very accurate from frees, and were quite happy to be leading by 1-7 to 0-8 at this stage. Barryroe were very sharp on the restart, drew level within ten minutes and the two sides now gave their all in pursuit of victory. The Barryroe goal, a crucial score, came in the 48th minute to break the deadlock and Barryroe followed up with three points in a row. 1-14 to 1-8, and Dripsey were playing catch up from there to the end. Five points separated the teams four minutes from time and Diarmuid O'Riordan and John Carey sent over to reduce the deficit to three points. This was still separating the teams in the final minute when Dripsey were awarded a 30 mete free , Diarmuid O'Riordan dropped the ball in but the ball was sent flashing just inches wide of the upright.

Dripsey: John Hogan: Robert Daly, Padraig O'Riordan, Stevie Murray: John Carey, Conor Hayes, Aidan Murray: Gary Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Aidan Buckley, Mark O'Sullivan, Tom Ahearne: David O'Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan, David Buckley. Sub: John Buckley.

U 21 'B' Football CountyFinal

Canovee 3 – 12 Robert Emmetts 2 – 11

Canovee won the first county championship title of the year by taking the County U21 B Football title after a hard earned victory over Robert Emmetts at Pairc Ui Rinn. Canovee thus followed in the steps of Iveleary who last year brought this county title to Muskerry.

The game was tame enough in the opening half even though it started with both sides missing out on good goal scoring opportunities. Darragh Ring kicked over two points from frees and Sean O'Connor pointed from play as the sides were level at 0-3 each at the end of the first quarter. James Moynihan and Daragh Ring then pointed to ease Canovee back into the lead after 20 minutes but Emmetts hit back with three points in a row to take the lead for the first time. Canovee finished the half strongly and with points from Aidan and James Moynihan and another from Darragh Ring they led by 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.

The Newmarket –Lismire combination had an early second half point but the Canovee reply was swift and telling, John Buckley finishing a sweep upfield with a goal for the Mid Cork champions. In the 40th minute Canovee struck again, this time Aidan Moynihan going through for a goal and Canovee now led by 2-10 to 0-7, nine points clear. Back came Emmetts with a point followed by a goal from a penalty and then another point to cut the gap to four points but Liam Kelleher and James Moynihan pointed to extend the Canovee lead once again. Five minutes from time, Charles Kenneally had a third goal for Canovee who now led by 3-12 to 1-10, but Emmetts battled on and were rewarded with a point from a free and a late goal to keep the tension levels high until the final whistle.

Canovee: Aidan Murphy: Donal Cronin, Jerry Lucey, William Ahern: Donal O'Sullivan, Damien Ahern, Blake Ring: Sean O'Connor, Paul Twomey: Charles Kenneally, Aidan Moynihan, John Buckley: Liam Kelleher, Darragh Ring, James Moynihan. Subs: Cian Lehane (17), James Lynch (56).

Ballincollig Credit Union Ltd. Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Quarter Finals (Knock Out)

A Inniscarra 1 – 7 Ballinora 1 - 18

B Donoughmore 2-15 Blarney 2-8

C Cloughduv v Grenagh

D Éire Óg – a bye

Semi Final Pairings

Ballinora v Donoughmore

Eire Óg v Cloughduv or Grenagh

Ballinora 1 - 18 Inniscarra 1 – 7

Ballinora had a good win over the Inniscarra second string at Ballincollig and so move on to the Mid Cork Junior Hurling semi final. Inniscarra had started well and had a three point lead before Michael Murphy had a first point for Ballinora in the 8th minute. Conor Murphy added a point and then Declan Browne for Inniscara and Pat Fitton for Ballinora exchanged points. Kieran Rice, who had earlier had two points for 'Scarra, now pointed two frees and Inniscarra led by 0-6 to 0-4 after the opening 20 minutes. Ballinora now struck for the opening goal of the game, Barry Crowley finding the net. Pat Fitton and Crowley added points and Ballinora led by 1-8 to 0-6 at the break. Early in the second half Jerry Roche had a goal for Inniscarra after a goalmouth scramble and Kieran Rice added a point in the 40th minute. This was to be the last score for Inniscarra as Ballinora completely dominated the last twenty minutes play and points from the outstanding Conor Murphy, Gary O'Halloran and Michael Murphy gave them a comprehensive winning margin at the final whistle.

Scorers: Ballinora: M Murphy and C Murphy 0-5 each: B Crowley 1-1, P Fitton 0-3 (0-2 '65's), G O'Halloran 0-2, K Murphy and A O'Shea 0-1 each. Inniscarra: K Rice 0-5 (0-2 frees), J Roche 1-0, L O'Brien and /d Browne 0-1 each.

Ballinora: Colm Walsh: Mike Lordan, Eoin Hourihan, David O'Neill: Brendan Hourihan, Tomás McGrath, Paul Kennedy: Gary O'Halloran, Patrick Fitton: Michael Murphy, Darren Hegarty, Conor Murphy: Kevin Murphy, Alan O'Neill, Barry Crowley. Subs: Ben Ahern, Colin O'Shea, Patrick Cronin, Alan O'Shea, Brian Murphy.

Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan: James O'Driscoll, Brian Gould, Colm Lyne: David Barry, Tyrone O'Regan, Michael O'Mahony: Jack O'Dwyer, Declan Hyland: Declan Browne, Dominic Kelleher, Kieran Rice: Liam Collins, Jerry Roche, Liam O'Brien. Subs: Kevin O'Herlihy, Peter O'Riordan, Kieran O'Connor, Dylan O'Sullivan, Sean Cronin.

Referee: Mr James Kavanagh, Gleann na Laoi.

Donoughmore 2 – 15 Blarney 2 – 8

Donoughmore as expected advance to meet Ballinora in the championship semi final but Blarney gave them a right good test at Coachford and even though Donoughmore always looked likely to win out, they could never afford to relax. The sides were level after the opening ten minutes at 0-2 each, Colm O'Callaghan for Donoughmore, Damien Hyde and James Hughes for Blarney the scorers. In the 13th minute William Murphy collected a Martin O'Connor cross and crashed the ball to the Blarney net but back came Blarney with a point from Cormac O'Mahony, followed by a smashing goal from David Dunlea in the 18th minute. Colm O'Callaghan levelled for Donoughmore and then set up a lead point for Kevin Horgan but David Dunlea levelled matters with a Blarney point in the 22nd minute, 1-4 each. Just before the half time whistle a Shane Healy free from the left wing went in low to Martin O'Connor and the corner forward lashed the ball to the Blarney net from close range. Dunlea replied with a point and Donoughmore led at the break by 2-4 to 1-5 and would have wind advantage in the second half.
Donoughmore started the second half well with points from Colm O'Callaghan, Kevin Horgan and then O'Callaghan again to open up a five point lead after 40 minutes play. An outstanding save by Blarney net minder Niall Hayes denied William Murphy of a second goal but Shane Healy struck over the resultant '65' and when Padraig Buckley and Shane Healy added points, Donoughmore now led by 2-10 to 1-5, 13 minutes into the second half. David Dunlea pointed a Blarney free and then Dylan Linehen broke free and struck a great goal in the 47th minute to bring Blarney back into contention, only four points in arrears. Colm O'Callaghan and Padraig Buckley had points for Donoughmore, Dunlea and Buckley exchanged points and Dunlea's point from a free in the 51st minute left only five points between the teams. Blarney had hard luck for a goal, Keith Costelloe's shot hitting the upright and Niall Hayes denied Conor Kelleher of a goal at the other end.S As the game went into injury time, Shane Healy and Stephen O'Connor added points for Donoughmore to assure them of victory.
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane: Aidan O'Brien, Vincent O'Connor, Conor Dowling: Alan Twomey, Aidan Corkery, Laurence Barry: Kevin Horgan, Stephen O'Connor: William Murphy, Alan Savage, Colm O'Callaghan: Shane Healy, Pádraig Buckley, Martin O'Connor. Subs: Conor Kelleher, Gerard Buckley.

Blarney: Niall Hayes: Anthony O'Shea, David Walsh, Wayne Shine: Peter Philpott, James Hughes, Stephen O'Donoghue: Robert White, Keith Costelloe: Cormac O'Mahony, Daniel Cronin, Dylan Linehan: Damien Hyde, John Hurley, David Dunlea. Subs: Shane Jordan, Eric Tobin.

Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

Quarter Finals

Aghinagh 1-11 Iveleary 0-9 (replay)

Dripsey v Kilmichael at Cloughduv, Sat 10 Aug, 7 pm.

Clondrohid 1-9 Donoughmore 0-10

Kilmurry 3-14 Macroom 1-3

Semi Final Parings:

Aghinagh v Dripsey or Kilmichael

Clondrohid v Kilmurry

Kilmurry 3 – 14 Macroom 1 – 3

Champions Kilmurry look to be coming back to form on the evidence of this display in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship at Kilmichael. The reigning champions, who suffered a first round defeat to Inniscarra before advancing with a hard earned loser's round win over Blarney, were impressive at stages and altogether had too much all round strength for a game, but slightly outclassed Macroom side. Macroom, though always struggling to contain the champions were still in the game as half time approached but Kilmurry finished the half well with four unanswered points to lead by 1-6 to 1-1 at the interval. Kilmurry's James White and Jonathan Buckley were winning midfield and their attack consequently was causing problems for the Macroom defence. William Buckley had two early points for Kilmurry and Alan O'Sullivan took a pass from Dave O'Halloran in the 14th minute to score his side's opening goal with the help of the upright. Macroom hit back quickly with a goal from Darren Creed in the 16th minute and Michael Cronin pointed a free in the 22nd minute to leave only a point between the teams, 1-2 to 1-1 at that stage. Dave O'Halloran pointed for Kilmurry and Jonathan Buckley added two more and when William Buckley fired over another, Kilmurry led by 1-6 to 1-1 and were looking good.
A Michael Cronin point on the restart gave hope of a Macroom rally but within minutes they had conceded a second goal which effectively finished the game as a contest. Liam Long soloed out of defence, found Dave O'Halloran who parted to William Buckley and the latter's shot was only partly stopped by Dylan Dinneen and rolled over the Macroom goal line. It was a crushing blow to Macroom from which they never recovered. William Buckley and Alan O'Sullivan added points and the loss of two men at the three quarter stage, one second yellow, one straight red, did nothing for the Macroom cause. Further points from William and Jonathan Buckley and one from James Kelleher followed before Noel Twomey pointed a Macroom free in the 58th minute. Kilmurry embellished their scoreline further with a point and a goal from substitute Michael Linehan in the final minute followed by another point from William Buckley from free in injury time. It was a comprehensive win for Kilmurry but sterner challenges lie ahead!
Scorers: Kilmurry: W. Buckley 1-7 (0-1 free), A. O'Sullivan 1-1, M. Linehan 1-1, J Buckley 0-3, D O'Halloran and J Kelleher 0-1 each.
Macroom: D. Creed 1-0, M. Cronin 0-2 (frees), N. Twomey 0-1(free).
Kilmurry: Jason McDonald: Liam Long, Kevin Barrett, William Barrett: Finbarr Crowley, Eoin Creedon, Pat O'Sullivan: James White, Jonathan Buckley: James Kelleher, David O'Halloran, Dave McCarthy: Alan O'Sullivan, Greg Barrett, William Buckley. Subs: Denis Sheehan and Michael Linehan for D O'Halloran and G Barrett, (both 55 mins.)
Macroom: Dylan Dinneen: Barry Healy, John Angland, Gerard Angland: Michael Cahill, Darren McKenna, David Cotter: Kieran O'Shea, Brendan Lynch: Denis Quinlan, Darren Creed, Michael Cronin: Pat Kelleher, Darren Kelly, John Murphy.ealyH Subs: Noel Twomey for P Kelleher (half time), Oliver Lynch for D Creed (45 mins.), Brian Tiernan for M Cronin (52mins).
Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Canovee.

Aghinagh 1 – 11 Iveleary 0 – 9

Aghinagh had a surprise in store for championship second favourites Iveleary when the sides met in the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football championship quarter final replay at Macroom on Sunday evening last. A week earlier Aghinagh had staged a late three point rally to earn this second chance but Iveleary had been without their star forward Cathal Vaughan for much of that game. The feeling was that with a full panel available, Iveleary would be too strong for the Aghinagh challenge but Aghinagh settled quickly and after an evenly contested opening quarter took over before half time and never let lost their focus subsequently. They had succeeded in opening up a seven point lead by the 35th minute and when Iveleary bravely fought back with four points in a row, the only goal of the game from Miceál Corkery in the 46th minute re-established Aghinagh's superiority and they were firmly in control to the finish against a rather lethargic Iveleary side.
Conditions at Macroom were perfect and there was a fine attendance. Iveleary got off to a good start with points from Denis O'Leary and Brian Cronin but Aghinagh hit back with a brace from William Coakley and Declan Ambrose to level matters by the 12th minute. Ger McSweeney put Iveleary back in front, Donal Corkery, who finished with 0-8 to his credit, pointed a free to level matters and Jamie Cronin saved a goal bound shot from Seanie Kelleher to keep Aghinagh at bay. Aghinagh were doing well at midfield through Michael O'Brien and Con Lehane, Dave Barry and his flankers Dermot O'Callaghan and Trevor Burns formed a very solid half back line and Declan Ambrose and Donal Corkery were becoming a major threat up front to Iveleary. Iveleary had a succession of seven wides in the opening quarter, from frees and from play, from which Aghinagh took further heart and before half time Donal Corkery had kicked over three points and Declan Ambrose another to give Aghinagh a 0-7 to 0-3 interval lead. Iveleary were clearly in trouble at this stage.
Aghingh had the start to the second half that Iveleary needed and three points from Donal Corkery frees had stretched the gap to seven points within five minutes. Iveleary introduced a succession of substitutes and staged a rally with points from Cathal Vaughan, Denis O'Leary, and then two more from Vaughan reducing the deficit to three points by the three quarter mark. The Aghinagh goal in the 46th minute killed off the mounting Iveleary challenge. A free from Donal Corkery from 45 metes out hit the upright and when the ball fell in the Iveleary goalmouth Miceál Corkery reacted quickest of all, grabbed possession and lashed home from point blank range. Donal Corkery added a point from the kick out, Aghinagh were back in control and stayed there to the finish, two points from Cathal Vaughan frees being all that Iveleary could muster.
It was a lacklustre display from Iveleary who may have underestimated the challenge they faced. Aghinagh have been producing fine displays in recent years and have suffered some narrow championship defeats but have not been consistent. Their two impressive displays against Iveleary will no doubt give them tremendous confidence as they face the semi final.

Scorers: Aghinagh: M. Corkery 1-0, D Corkery 0-8, (0-5 frees), D Ambrose 0-2, W Coakley 0-1. Iveleary: C Vaughan 0-5 (0-3 frees), Ds O'Leary 0-2, G McSweeney and B Cronin 0-1 each.

Aghinagh: William Ambrose: Paudie O'Sullivan, Seamus O'Leary, Alan Hourihan: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Trevor Burns: Michael O'Brien, Con Lehane: Seán Horgan, Donal Corkery, Miceál Corkery: William Coakley, Declan Ambrose, Seán Kelleher. Sub: Ross Crowley for S. Kelleher (55 mins.)

Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Barry Murphy, Donal Cotter, Kevin Hourihan: Gerard O'Riordan, Sean O'Leary, Shane Galvin: Edward Buckley, Daniel O'Riordan: Seán Lehane, Cathal Vaughan, Barry O'Leary; Denis O'Leary, Brian Cronin, Gerard McSweeney. Subs: James O'Leary for Ed Buckley (37 mins), Finbarr McSweeney for S Lehane (37 mins.), David Hourihan for B Cronin (47 mins.), Liam Kearney for D O'Leary (55 mins).

Referee: Mr Peter Downey, Inniscarra.

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

A Ballinora 7-8 Grenagh 3-5

B Iveleary 3-11 Naomh Aban 2-17

C Béal Atha'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

Naomh Abán 1-11 Kilmurry 1 - 9(replay)

Cill na Martra 5-15 Canovee 0-3

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

Semi Finals:

Naomh Aban v Ballinora or Aghabullogue

Cill na Martra v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

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

Should have an update on the following in the morning.

Losers Round:

Cloughduv 2 14  Aghabullogue 1 16

Ballincollig  2 14  Ballinora  2 8

Quarter Finals

Ballincollig v Inniscarra

Cloughduv v Blarney

Semi Finals

Winners of Ballincollig / Inniscarra v Éire Óg

Winners of Cloughduv /  Blarney v Donoughmore

Cork Footballers

Cork footballers defeated Galway in the All Ireland qualifier by a point, 1-17 to 1-16 at CrokePark, coming from five points behind after 45 minutes to steal a win over the Tribesmen. Cork were looking to be heading for the exit but they persevered and a goal form Aidan Walsh brought them back into contention and they finished well to survive by the minimum. Daniel Goulding and Ciarán Sheehan of Eire Óg started for Cork in attack and Paddy Kelly of Ballincollig came on as an effective late substitute. Fintan Goold of Macroom was also a substitute.

This win qualified Cork for the quarter final and a meeting with Dublin and even though Cork lost to the Dubs, the game provided excellent entertainment for the 70,000 evening attendance at CrokePark. Cork just were not good enough but again fought to the finish, played with dash and gave it their all. Daniel Goulding and Ciarán Sheehan were again in attack for Cork; Paddy Kelly and Fintan Goold were unused substitutes, Kelly still suffering from injury.

Cork coach Conor Counihan stood down after the game after six years in charge. In his term Cork won the All Ireland title, 3 National League Division One titles, one National League Division Two title and 3 Munster football championship titles. He took over after a players' strike, unified the panel and made Cork a force in football. His team played the game with honesty and with decency and went down with honour on his last day in charge. Well done Conor and thank you for your time and effort and for some great days and happy memories.

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Winners at Macroom Golf Classic. From left, Jim O'Connell, Captain; Jerry McKenna, Jer Manley and Paul O'Driscoll and Tim Keating President ©Lee Valley Outlook

Cork Juniors

Cork Junior footballers play Lancashire in Manchester on Sunday 11th August in the All Ireland Junior Football semi final. Eoin O'Mahony and Sean Kiely of Macroom, Micheál Ó Laoire of Naomh Abán and Cathal Vaughan of Iveleary have all been playing well for Cork in the campaign to date and hopefully will do so again on Saturday. Tim O'Sullivan of Macroom is a selector with the Cork team.

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Macroom Ladies GAA in their new set of jerseys at Fun for All Day in the Castle Grounds ©

Cork Hurlers

Cork senior hurlers defeated Kilkenny in the All Ireland quarter final at Thurles on a 0-19 to 0-14 scoreline. It was a great display by Cork; the team was full of spirit and played great hurling. Tom Kenny of Grenagh was the sole Muskerry representative and gave a fine display at wing back.
Cork now play Dublin the Leinster champions in the All Ireland semi final at Croke Park on Sunday 11th August.

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 Juliet Murphy, Donoughmore, winner of Southside and District Sports Award, with her grandfather, 95 year old Jack O'Sullivan © Mike English

Ladies Football

St Val's have had two great wins in the Tesco Homegrown Cork County Senior Ladies Football Championship. Val's defeated Mid Cork rivals, Donoughmore 1-13 to 0-5 in their opening game and then went on to beat Inch Rovers by 4-9 to 0-10 in their second group game. Val's and Inch both qualify for the semi final stages and Donoughmore may yet qualify if they can win their quarter final.

St. Val's: Jean O'Sullivan: S Cotter, Marie Ambrose, Louise Cohalan: Niamh Canty, Claire Ambrose, Fiona Crowley: Vera Foley, Eva Dunne: J Lucey, Máiréad Corkery, Briege Corkery: C Byrne, Caoimhe Creedon, Aoife Plunkett. Becky Hannigan, A Crowley.

Donoughmore: Tracey Rodgers: E Walsh, A Barrett, D Dineen: R Cogan, Anne Marie O'Shea, E Lyons: R Barrett, M Dilworth: N O'Callaghan, Yvonne Twomey, A O'Connor: R O'Callaghan L Murphy, Rena Buckley. Subs; E Twomey, Juliet Murphy, Rosie O'Mahony.

Juliet Murphy made a return to action as a first half substitute and Cork will be hoping she can help them in the All Ireland qualifiers coming up.

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Rena Buckley, Donoughmore Ladies Gaelic Football, Inniscarra Camogie Club, Cork dual player, receiving the Northside and District Sports Award. Included are Rena's parents, Helen and Tim. © Mike English

Rena is Honoured

Versatile ladies footballer and camogie star Rena Buckley continues to earn an impressive reputation during a long and fruitful career. Her dedication to sport earned the committed Inniscarra camogie and Donoughmore footballer the monthly North City and District Spots Star Award in the Ambassador Hotel. The Macroom based Physiotherapist, along with her playing Mid Cork colleague Briege Corkery, has won titles in both codes at Munster and National Level on a regular basis. In Ladies football, Cork claimed a seventh National League Division 1 title in nine seasons with a solid win against Mayo and retained the Division 1 camogie league title with a deserved victory over Wexford at Nowlan Park. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Lorraine Kingston led the congratulations to the consistent dual star on collecting the popular North City and District Spots Star Award run in association with Gurranabraher Credit Union and Red FM. "Rena has collected eleven All-Ireland Medals, seven for Football and 4 Camogie in what has been a truly remarkable career. And she is on the path of more glory, with Cork advancing to the latter stages of the All-Ireland camogie championship and taking the back door route in football", said Deputy Mayor Kingston.
A make or break game comes up on Sunday, August 10 in the back door against Armagh in the All Ireland series. "Kerry defeated us twice in Munster, hopefully we can learn from those games in a big improvement that is necessary, It's one step at a time and all our thoughts are on getting over the Armagh hurdle and advancing to a quarter final", said Rena.
Meanwhile in camogie, Cork remain ever consistent, adding a Munster title and maintaining a terrific run in the All Ireland round robin series. And a replication of that winning momentum will surely boost the rebel wagon on the roll towards a return for the Holy Grail. "The group stages saw good wins recorded over Dublin, Offaly and Tipperary. That places us in a semi final, sure to draw tough opponents yet we're all cautiously optimistic of advancing", said the genial Rena.
Chris Crowley, General Manager, Ambassador Hotel and Health Club praised the attributes of Rena as did Deputy County Mayor Cllr. Martin Coughlan, Cork Camogie President Sheila Golden, Camogie captain Anna Geary and Co. Ladies Football Chairman Neilus Carroll. Also present at the function were Thomas and Bridie Houlihan, Gurranabraher Credit Union; Onoir O'Brien, Red FM; Paudie Murray, Cork camogie coach; Margaret O'Connor, Donoughmore Ladies Football; John Lane and Liam Harte, Inniscarra Camogie Club along with family members.

By John Tarrant

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 Pat Meaney, winner of Macroom G.C. Minor Scratch Cup with left, Jim O'Connell, Captain and right, Tim Keating, President. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Kilmichael Pitch and Putt

The President's Prize (Brendan Swanton) was played for recently with the following results. Overall Gross and President's Prize: Jimmy O'Donoghue. 2nd Gross, Charley Foley. 1st Nett Maureen Foley. 2nd Nett Christine Swanton.
Results of the Captain's Prize (Michael Dunlea) were. Overall Nett Christine Swanton. 1st Gross, Charley Foley .2nd Nett Ann Barrett. 2nd Gross, Jimmy O'Donoghue. 3rd Nett John Flynn. Ladies Nett, Maureen Foley. Hole in one (2) Peter Creed.