Lee Valley Outlook May 12 2016 v13e10

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Requiem for a Railway ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Lee Valley Diary

Open Garden at Browne's, Carrigadrohid on Sat May 14th, 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m
Coachford Flower and Gardening Club meeting at Coachford NS on Wed May 18th at 8pm.
Ballincollig Classic Car Club 's Gougane Barra Run on Sun 22nd of May
Kilmichael Mass at St. Michael's Cemetery, Moneycusker on Mon 23rd May at 8 pm.
Archaeology of the Upper Lee Valley talk on Mon 23rd May, @8p.m. at Riverside Park, Macroom.
Carraig a'Staighre Famine Mass on Mon May 30 at 7.30pm.
Mise Éire in Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhuirne, on Mon 30/5/2016 @ 8:30.
Aherla Vintage Club: Car, Tractor and Motor Bike Run, Sun. June 12.
Kilmurry Fun Run 2016 16th June at 7:30 pm in Kilmurry Village.
Crookstown Karate American Tea Party, Fri June 17th in Crookstown hall @ 8pm.
Coolnacaheragh Ambush re-enactment 11/9/2016.

Macroom Library:
Storytime at 12 noon on Sat.
Music Morning with Jill and Kathleen, Fri. May 13 11a.m.
Purlies Thurs May 19 at 11.30.
Ciorcal Cainte Fri May 20 at 11.30
Acol Bridge Wed. 25th 10.30a.m.
Conal Creedon talk Fri. May 28, 2p.m.

Briery Gap
Room Mon. May 16 8.30p.m.
"Is Fada Anocht" Thurs May 19th at 8:30pm –
Mise Éire Mon. May 23 8.30p.m.
Puss in Boots Mon May 30th at 10:30am & 12:00pm.
The Lobster Mon. May 30 8.30p.m.
"Hello Dolly!" at the Everyman Fri 3rd June at 8:00pm.

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

Minister for Macroom

Macroom got its very own Minister when Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced his Cabinet on Friday, May 6. Michael Creed of Sullane Weirs, a long serving politician, was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in the 32nd Dáil. Michael, only son of Donal and Madeline Creed of Codrum, is married to Sinéad (Tiernan) and has three young children. He is a graduate of UCC but entered politics at an early age, succeeding his father as a member of Cork County Council and serving 1987 – 2007, acting as Chairman 2005 – 2006. Michael was first elected to the Dáil, replacing his father, in 1989 and has served since but for when he lost out to running mate, Gerard Murphy 2002 – 2007. He has had varied political appointments over the years, acting as party spokesman on Health, Youth and Sport, Education, Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht and spokesman on Agriculture 2007 – 2010. While he was first past the post in Cork North West at the recent Dáil election, his running mate, Áine Collins, lost out. The people of the Lee Valley now look forward to having 'a leg in' with the new Government as we hope for the promised bypass, garda station, fire station; a new school building for the Minister's alma mater, De la Salle College, etc.
Dónal Creed, Michael's father, was TD for the area 1965 – 1989. Under Garrett Fitzgerald led governments in the 1980s, he served as Junior Minister in the Department of the Environment, in Education and in Health. He is now aged 91 and delighted to see another Creed in Government.

Litter Challenge

Cork County Council Litter Challenge 2016 has started. On a fortnightly basis, the town centre and two estates will be checked for litter. Cigarette butts in particular draw the inspectors' ire. Macroom did not fare particularly well in 2015 and we ask everyone to be conscious of disposing of their litter in the containers provided or taking it home with them. Smokers should always use the butt containers provided outside pubs, shops etc. Members of Macroom Tidy Towns meet in the Square every Saturday morning and deploy to various areas where they undertake great work. If you have a morning free, you will be more than welcome to join the troops.

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St. Mary's 1st Year Basketball team, winners at All-Ireland play-offs in Wexford ©An Scoil

St. Mary's Updates

The Pfizer Chemistry Quiz was held in Cork and four 6th year students took part and finished in the top 10 teams. These students were Niamh Dineen, Laura Murphy, Michelle O'Callaghan and Shauna Buckley. Well done to the girls and their teacher, Ms. Kerrigan.
Buddies. On Tuesday 3rd May all 1st year students and the buddies from 4th year went on a school trip to the Outdoor Discovery Adventure Centre in the Lee Valley. They enjoyed Kayaking, a boat trip, archery, treasure hunt, team building exercises and building a camp site. A great day was had by all. The girls were accompanied by Ms. Healy and Mademoiselle Hoarreau.
Football. Two first year teams travelled to Mallow to play in a Football Blitz. One of the teams got to the final but were beaten by Coláiste Choilm. They were presented with their runner-up medals by Dan O'Mahony Chairman of the Munster Council.
Field Trip. All Transition students went on a Geography Field Trip to Carrigadrohid Dam, on Thursday 5th May, where they got a guided tour by Mr. Martin Lyons. It was very informative and interesting. They were accompanied by Mrs. Kavanagh and Ms. Kelleher.

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Pizza Party at St. Mary's, Macroom c An Scoil

Pizza Party: The first year students at St Mary's were rewarded for their very successful campaign for the coin rush fundraiser. These students must have raided every piggy bank in Macroom as the coins they brought in spanned the length of the school library dozens of times. The money raised funded the school entries into the BT young scientist competition. The first years enjoyed delicious pizzas that were kindly sponsored by our local Fitzy's, followed by ice cream. Teachers and students rounded it off by singing and dancing along to the latest chart hits. Well done girls and many thanks again to Fitzy's.
Basketball. We would like to congratulate our first year basketball team and their coach, Paul Keohane, who put in great performances at the All-Ireland play-offs in Wexford recently. The girls travelled to Bridgetown to compete against teams from Kilrush, Co. Clare, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin, and the host school in Bridgetown. The girls missed out on the win in their first game, having been defeated by a tough Kilrush side, that went on to win the play-offs and progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals. In their second match, the girls missed out by a point against a very tactical team from St. Colmcille's, Dublin. This game was a nail biting watch as the girls on both sides battled until the very end. St. Mary's finished with a win in the last game of the day. The girls beat Bridgetown Vocational School comfortably and left the tournament on a high. Having won seven games to qualify for the play-offs the girls did the school proud and we wish them the very best for the rest of their training this year.

McEgan College Updates

Healthy Eating. On April 28th, four Transition Year students took part in a School Healthy Eating Initiative in Brennan's Cake Shop, run by personal trainer and entrepreneur, Dan Sweeney. The students took part in a School Cook Off and competed to create a healthy starter and main course chosen from a list of ten surprise ingredients. This Master Chef style competition really challenged the girls to think on the spot and use their creative flair. Dishes were judged on creativity, taste and presentation. Well done to the winners Aoife O'Driscoll and Eleanor Lane who cooked a sweet potato soup for starters and a spicy chicken and chickpea curry for their main course. The competition was sponsored by Outdoor Discovery Ireland and the girls won a day's activities for their year group. Huge congratulations to all involved, especially to our four chefs in the making: Aoife O'Driscoll, Eleanor Lane, Ava Coleman and Edel Shorten.
Cinema Visits. On April 18th, all first years went to the Gate cinema in Cork to see 'Paper Planes'. They were accompanied Máire Ní Laoire (HSCL Co-ordinator). The English Department decided that the film would work well as a possible optional module for the new Junior Cert course. It was an imaginative film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. The students thoroughly enjoyed the film. April 28th Transition year students attended the Cork Film Festival's Education Programme in the Gate Cinema. They saw 'Juno', a funny and quirky film which deals with the issue of teenage pregnancy. This film is on the Leaving Cert Course for the school year 2016/2017. Students laughed from start to finish. Juno's hip dialogue and cocky bravado made the audience love her all the more. The event was organised by Máire Ní Laoire (HSCL) in preparation for the English course next year.

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Amid heavy rain and colourful umbrellas, First Holy Communion girls from St participate in the O'Connor Park May Rosary Procession ©Peter Scanlan Photography

Altar Servers

A commissioning ceremony was held recently for Altar Servers of Macroom Parish. Aoife and Paul Downey, Siobhan and Aoife O'Leary, James and Oisín O'Connor and Lisa Twomey were commissioned in St John the Baptist Church in Caum for Macroom Parish by Monsignor James O'Donnell. Fr Éamonn McCarthy commissioned Áine Sheehan, Darragh Neville, Karl, Ruth and Jack Sexton in St Colman's Church Macroom. After the Gospel, Joan Downey, one of the parental team, presented each young person by name to Monsignor O'Donnell. He, in turn, thanked those being commissioned for the work done to prepare for this important task. In the name of all the members of the Parish, he called on them to serve at the altar. He blessed them in their chosen ministry as servers. Similarly, in St Colman's Church Macroom, Connie Neville, a member of the parental team, presented each young person by name to Fr McCarthy who, in the name of all members of the Parish, called on the Altar Servers to serve at the altar and blessed them. All the newly commissioned Altar Servers were congratulated on their commitment to service at the altar.

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De la Salle history quiz winners with teacher Jean O' Donovan ©An Scoil

Macroom Library

Máire Ní Chéilleachair Workshop. An enjoyable sing along was had by all in Macroom Library on Friday April 15th with acclaimed sean nós singer, Máire Ní Chéilleachair. Máire sang songs in Irish and in English, starting with a song called "An Banbh" which was written by "The Poet" - Donal Ó Luasa from Lios Buí in Cill na Martra. She also sang a number of songs connected to the 1916 Rising, among them Oró Sé do Bheatha Abhaile which was written by Patrick Pearse, The Dying Rebel, The Foggy Dew, and the Tricoloured Ribbon. We also sang Fiach an Mhadarua. The session finished with songs from members of the audience. Eibhlín Uí Bhuachalla sang a lovely version of "An Túirnín Lin" which was followed by "Trasna na dTonnta" by Maureen Ní Chéilleachair. Denis Lucey from Clondrohid sang "A Chuisle Mo Chroí" which was also written by Poet Ó Luasa. In this song the Poet is expressing his sadness at being exiled from his native Cill na Martra, even though he has only moved to Tirelton! His only consolation is his lovely wife – his cuisle mo chroí.
Míle buíochas arís do Mháire Ní Chéilleachair as ucht teacht go dtí an Leabharlann. Bhaineamar go léir taitneamh as an maidin cheoil. Tá súil againn go dtiocfaidh sí chugainn arís go luath.
Our art exhibition for Bealtaine is from the Macroom and Ballyvourney Art Group led by Ann Mechelinck. The 27 artworks displayed are a good overview of the talents of the members. A very pleasant launch took place on Wednesday 4th attended mostly by friends and family of the artists. Do call in to view and leave a comment in the book provided for same. We know from past events that the feedback is much appreciated.
Gramophone is on Friday 13th at 11.am and will be the final session of the season. It will be jointly presented by Gill Vahey and Kathleen Creedon. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served during the break. The music will return in September.
Knitting: Purlies meet 19th May at 11 a.m. ACOL Bridge on Wednesday 25th at 10.30 a.m. Ciorcal Cainte: next meets Friday 20th at 11.30. Bígí linn. All levels of Irish welcome.
Conal Creedon: award winning playwright and novelist, will visit us on Friday 28th at 2pm. He will be speaking about his recently published book on Michael O'Leary, a man from the Inchigeela locality who showed great bravery in the first world war. Conal is a very engaging speaker and should prove a great follow on from Michael Twomey's very well received music event on May 12th
'Tis the season to be' Gardening! Come see and borrow from our large selection of gardening books. Whether you have a window box or a vast demesne, we have books to suit all situations. And remember,it is now free to join the library. We require photo i.d and also some proof of address from anyone joining for the first time.
One of the many benefits of library membership is free Internet access. There is a network printer attached which is performing great gaisce these days printing boarding passes for people flying away on their holidays and also printing essays and assignments for students who can't go off on J1 visas until they are finished!
Popular Books. The following are the top 10 Eason Book Club Classics: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Room by Emma Donoghue. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse.

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First Year students and teachers from De la Salle Macroom, en route to Marcallo con Casone, near Milan for school exchange ©An Scoil

Briery Gap Programmes

"Is Fada Anocht" le Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha. Thursday May 19th at 8:30pm – Tickets €8. Tickets for drama and Mise Éire, May 23, just €10. at 026 41793. Briery Gap Theatre is celebrating Irish Culture this May with two special events, the first being an evening of dramaíocht as Gaeilge with Aisteoirí Chúil Aodha who have been performing annual productions for many years. The main event of the evening will be "Is fada Anocht", a drama by the Limerick writer and journalist Criostóir Ó Floinn. This play is set in Famine Ireland, but with parallels in modern day Syria and Eastern Europe where fundamentalist religion combined with hunger and deprivation test human endurance. This award winning play will be of interest to Gaelgoirí, students about to sit exams and anyone interested in drama. The evening will also feature agallaimh beirte and music by members of the group. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at www.brierygap.ie or by calling our Box Office on 026 41793.
Puss in Boots Monday May 30th at 10:30am & 12:00pm. Presented by Talisman Theatre Company. Tickets €12.50/ 10.50 - School/Group Rate €10. Please call Olga on 087-6363075 to book
"Hello Dolly!" at the Everyman Friday 3rd June at 8:00pm. Admission €16/ €13. Tickets from Everyman or Briery Gap.

Cinema at 8.30p.m. :
Room Mon 16th €5. A kidnapped mother and son escape from a room in which they have endured imprisonment for the entirety of the boy's life. Upon breaking free from its confines, they experience a dramatic homecoming, provoking insight into the depths of imagination and the extent of a mother's love.
Mise Éire with personal introduction by Peadar Ó Riada. Monday May 23rd at 8:30pm – Admission €5. The second of our special events to celebrate our Irish Culture will be a screening of 'Mise Éire'. This film is a historic artistic collaboration of George Morrison's pioneering cinematic work, Seán Ó Riada's innovative music score, and Gael Linn's film-making experience. The film uses newsreel and contemporary photographs to tell the story of events surrounding the Easter Rising of 1916. Ó Riada's inspired musical score brought the images to life and instilled them with emotion. The title track, Mise Éire, instils a tremendous feeling of national pride and is one of the world's most recognised pieces of Irish music. Special Offer – Tickets for both events just €10. For further info please call 026 41793.
The Lobster 30th May at 8:30pm. Admission €5. Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society. where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. Cert 15A...
Briery Gap Prize Draw. To enter, please sign up for our email newsletter and/ or our planned text notification service. Great selection of prizes on offer including a meal for two at the Castle Hotel. Entries can be phoned in to 026 41793, dropped to the Box Office during opening hours or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Many thanks to everyone for supporting our Spring Musical 'Hello Dolly!'

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Tommy Linehan waves the last train out of Macroom November 10, 1953 ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Macroom Railway 1866 – 1953

May 12th 2016, is the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of Macroom Railway. On that early summer Saturday in 1866, a Dubbs locomotive, pulling five Ashbury carriages, chugged out of Albert Quay station at 6a.m. It halted briefly at Ballyphehane, the junction with the Bandon line, and then puffed onwards to Macroom, picking up passengers at Ballincolling, Kilmurry, Kilcrea, Crookstown and Duniskey. That first train was driven by James Rattery, aka Rathray (of whom more anon). Crowds waited at the Macroom terminus near Fair Green, and, even though it was only 7.15 a.m., a mighty cheer arose as a new sound rent the morning air - the shrill whistle of the first train as it approached Coolcower. The station was in a central location, just north of Main St. and adjacent to St. Colman's Catholic Church (the present bus station). It was on an 11-acre site, which had a valuation of £36. The first train for Cork left Macroom at 8a.m. with 50 passengers aboard and two more return trips were very well subscribed throughout the day. A first class ticket cost 3 shillings, second class 2s and third class 1s/6d. A return ticket was approximately one and a half times a single fare. From then on, three trains ran each way daily and two on Sundays, bringing new life and hope to the mid Cork capital in the depressed, post Famine decades.
Twelve days after the initial train trip to Macroom, on Thursday, May 24, the 'great and the good' of the county converged on Macroom for the formal opening of the Cork – Macroom Railway. A special train, filled with invited guests, left Cork at 1p.m., all bound for a reception and banquet hosted in Macroom by a committee of townspeople. The mainly male guest list included all the railway officials, directors and subscribers, local landlords, clergy of both denominations, doctors, lawyers, army personnel and bank managers. They were greeted by a cheering crowd and the band of the West Cork Artillery and proceeded to the national school house, where the hall had been decorated with 'Céad Míle Fáilte' signs and tables had been set for 170 guests. Sir Augustus Warren and Henry Harding of Firville acted as hosts. The banquet was catered by Tanners of the Grand Parade and wines came from Galweys of Cork. The speeches were many and verbose. One of the points made was that time is money and, what had previously been an 8 or 9-hour uncomfortable journey in the 'Macroom car', could now be completed in an hour and a quarter, thus enabling business people to commute to Cork for meetings and return home all in the same day. The directors and particularly the contractor, Joseph Philip Ronayne, were commended for the very economical cost of the completed railway – a mere £6.000 per mile as compared to a cost of £17,000 - £24.000 per mile for all other railroads. Hopes were expressed that the railway could be extended to Millstreet and there were also appeals for a good restaurant, waterworks and upgrading of the Postal service. The 'noisy' guests departed on a 6p.m. train to Cork.
A group of entrepreneurs had long sought to improve travel, transport and communications in mid Cork. Local roads were mostly rough, unpaved tracks. A 'long car' departed O'Keeffe's (at the Academy Street – Patrick Street junction) and brought passengers and goods to Macroom daily, a slow and uncomfortable journey. Farmers taking butter to the Butter Market in Cork faced a three-day trek. An effort had been made to build a canal from Cork to Macroom earlier in the century. This failed but, as railways spread throughout the country, the well to do of Muskerry campaigned for their own 'iron horse' as early as 1853. A group of businessmen, led by Sir John Arnott, Mayor of Cork; Denny Lane, a Young Irelander and poet, who contributed to the Nation newspaper; Sir John Benson, engineer; Joseph Philip Ronayne M.P., Home Rule advocate, who built the line and was principal shareholder; William H. Massey; Timothy Mahony, James Delacour and Captain R. Tonson Rye undertook the project.
A major cause of dissension in advance of the building of the railway was the route it should take, (a precursor to the debate that was to bedevil the Macroom bypass a century later). The successful southern route was actively promoted by Charles Beamish and his supporters, while Henry Leader fought for a more northerly route from Bealick to the Lee Road, via Coachford and Dripsey. Advantages of the selected route included its favourable topography; its central Macroom terminus; its Cork terminus adjacent to deep water and an advantageous arrangement with Bandon Railway Company for the use of the facilities at the West Cork railway terminus at Albert Quay at a cost of £2.000 per annum. (This lasted, despite wrangling, until a new terminus was constructed at Capwell in 1879).
Leaving Albert Quay, all trains proceeded under Old Blackrock Road and High Street to Ballyphehane Junction, where the Bandon and Macroom trains diverged. The Macroom train took a route along Kinsale Road, Pouladuff, Togher, Bishopstown and Curraheen, to its first stop at Ballincollig. Then it proceeded to the rural stations at Kilumney, Kilcrea, Crookstown, Dooniskey and finally, Macroom. It was described as having 'coaches of unusual design' and 'very interesting signalling arrangements at Ballyphehane'. To be continued.
Data for the above came from the Desmond Manuscript, from James Cooney's History of Macroom; from Michael Galvin's 'To Make a Railway' and Denis Paul Ring's 'Macroom through the Mists of Time'.

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Railway staff and friends as the last train leaves Macroom November 10, 1953 ©Dennis Dinneen Collection


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Open Garden in aid of Marymount Hospital and Hospice at Reggie and Cynthia Browne's, Oak Farm Estate, Carrigadrohid, Macroom, on Saturday May 14th, 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m
Coachford Flower and Gardening Club will meet in Coachford NS on Wednesday May 18th at 8pm. A talk on Roses will take be given.
Ballincollig & District Vintage and Classic Car Club 's Gougane Barra Run and Memorial Service will now take place on Sunday the 22nd of May, following postponement due to the inclement weather.
Kilmichael Mass. The annual Cemetery Mass organised by Kilmichael Historical Society will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery, Moneycusker on Monday 23rd May at 8 pm. The Mass remembers all those who are buried in the parish cemeteries and Kilmichael people buried elsewhere. All are welcome.
Archaeology of the Upper Lee Valley- an illustrated talk by Tony Miller on Monday 23rd May, @8.00pm in the Riverside Hotel, Macroom. Entrance €5.
Aherla Vintage Club: is preparing for a monster "Car, Tractor and Motor Bike Run" Sun. June 12. All proceeds to "Aherla Community Association", "Friends of Kilcrea" and "Aherla Youth Club".
Quiz Whiz Kids. Students from De la Salle College Macroom made up the teams that won the top two places in the recent Cork Schools' Junior Cert history quiz. This was the second successive year that the school won this title. The winners are Gerard Murphy, John Downey, Sean O'Leary, James O'Mullane, Jack O'Riordan, Kieran Murphy and Nicky Dromey and they were led by teacher, Jean O'Donovan.
Summer Works scheme. Scoil Abán Naofa, Baile Mhic Ire; Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Ballincollig and Scoil Naomh Mhuire Farran will receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings as part of the Summer Works scheme for 2016. It will go toward vital gas works and electrical upgrades in the schools during the summer holidays. The scheme empowers school management to engage local contractors to carry out the works and serves as a boost to the local economy.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto April 24. Jackpot €7400. Numbers drawn 5,15,17,30. No Winner €50 Aisling Buckley, Ballytrasna. €25 Darragh English. Tadgh Murphy Crookstown. €25 on line Liz McCarthy
May 8. Jackpot €7,700. Numbers drawn 12,16,19,26. One winner: Adrian Crowley, Carrigadrohid. €50 Ger Ahern, Aherla. €25 Dan Buckley c/o Spreading Chestnut. Margaret Buckley, Ballytrasna. €25 on line Ronan Conlon.
Many thanks to everybody who supported the 5k walk in Farran Woods. All money raised goes to the underage club.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto 27 /4/16. Jackpot €1200. No winner. €70 - Berni Spillane, Moulnahorna. €20 - Kay Healy, Carrigaphooka. JJ & Edel c/o Margaret Coakley. Martin & Yvonne O'Mahony, 45 The Glenties. Martin O'Leary, Knockraheen.
4/5/16 Jackpot €1400. No winner. €70 Dick Dineen & Kathleen, Macroom. €20 - Duggan Family, Moulnahorna The Secret Seven, Donoughmore. Jerome McCarthy, Carriganima Noreen Spillane, Ballinagree.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 01.05.2016. Numbers drawn 5-22-25-28. No Jackpot winner. €50 Faye & Sophie Buston, Johnstown. €25 Ann O'Mahony, Toames West. Derry Murphy c/o J Masters. 25 Brendan Kelly, Boulbrack
08.05.2016. Numbers drawn 12-27-34-35. No winner. €50 Diarmuid & Yvonne O'Riordan, Cooldorrihy €25 Jerry Lehane, Deshure. Kathleen Dromey, c/o Dromeys. Michael Galvin, Hornhill Jackpot next week €15,000
Kilmurry GAA Lotto 25/04/16 Jackpot €5,200 Numbers 1,4,39 No Winner. €50 John O' Connell, €20 Margaret O' Connell, Clare Daly, Deidre O' Leary, Greg Barrett.
3/05/2016 Jackpot €5,400 Numbers 11,21,23 No winner. €50 Mary and Margaret. €20 Kathleen Sheehan, Eoin Barrett, Mairead Barry, Miah O Keeffe, O' Mahony Family Ardragh
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 26-04-2016. Jackpot €7,800 Numbers 2-14-34. No Winner. €70 Denis Moloney, Kilnagurteen. €20 Denis Lynch, Castle Street. Julie Murray, 11 The Hermitage. Helen Kelleher, 24 Oakwood. Mgt Kelleher, Mount Massey. Noel Buttimer, C/O Conor Buttimer, Macroom
03/05/2016 - Jackpot €8, 000. Numbers 10-15-17. No Winner. €70 Frankie O'Brien, Millbrook €20. Evelyn Mc Sweeney, Middle Square. Ally Ring, St. Colman's Park Joe Moloney, Main Street. Pat Crowley, The Hermitage. Liz & Eoin O'Mahony, Cork Street,
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 3/5/2016, Jackpot: €3,600, Numbers Drawn: 15 – 28 – 35, No Winner. €40 Eugene Kiely, €20 Joe Cotter, Tessie Sheehan, Margaret O'Riordan, Kathleen & Syl (Yearly Ticket).
9/5/2016, Jackpot: €3,800. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 13 – 35. No Winner. €40 Ann Vaughan, €20 Marie Murphy, J. Bob O'Sullivan, John Hogan, Louise O'Riordan.
With the help of his fearless landlady, Solomon goes after the Dolcher. But are they hunting the Dolcher or is he hunting them?
Available in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop €11

Lee Valley Updates

Cúl na Catharach agus Mise Éire.

Bhí sé fógraithe go mbeadh searmanais ag Cúl na Catharach go luath ach tá sé curtha siar ar mhaithe len' é cheangailt isteach leis an deire seachtaine in omós don Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh agus ar mhaithe le obair feabhasach atá idir láimibh ar suíomh an luíocháin. Tárlóigh sé anois ar an Domhnach an 11/9/2016 ar a 12:30. Bhí an Dr Ó Loinsigh ana thabhachtach i bhforbairt feabhalsúnacht don gluaiseacht Gaelach a tháinig chun foirfeachta le Eirí Amach na Cásga 1916. Laoch ab ea an Dochtúir i súilleabh Padraig Mac Piarais.
Taispeánfar an scannán Mise Éire in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh, Baile Mhuirne, ar an Luan an 30/5/2016 @ 8:30. Beidh stiúrthóir an scannáin, George Morrison, i láthair chun ceisteanna do fhreagairt ar a shaothar.
The commemorative ceremonies at Coolnacaheragh Ambush have been re-scheduled to tie in with the Dr Lynch weekend in September and to allow for further improvements at the ambush site itself. The dramatic re-enactment of the 1921 ambush will take place 11/9/2016 This is being organised by local drama clubs and actors. If you would like to be part of it or, especially, if you are related to the volunteers who took part in the original ambush, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact us be emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The film Mise Éire will be screened in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh, Baile Mhuirne, on Monday the 30/5/2016 @ 8:30. The film's director, George Morrison, will attend and answer questions afterwards. A rare and precious occasion.

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Dan Joe Kelleher of LTV records the 1916 commemoration at Carriganima ©Con Kelleher

Clondrohid Updates

Defibrillator Committee: This committee is holding a church gate collection on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 to raise funds to maintain the defibrillators situated in the village at M&J Kelleher Oils, and another at the entrance to the Community Field . There is one also on the Church wall in Carriganima. They wish to thank all the businesses of the parish who have given generous contributions to enable the committee to purchase new pads and batteries. The cost of pads, which can only be used once, are €66 each and batteries are €159 + vat. Costing this amount, it is vital that they are checked regularly and kept in working order. Your support for this church gate collection is important as it might be you or someone you know that someday might need this service.
Muinfliuch Quiz Night: Muinefliuch NS Parents Association would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported them in their recent fundraisers, the Pub Quiz and Bumper Raffle which took place in the Tavern Clondrohid on Friday April 29. A great crowd attended with 21 tables in total on the night. They would like to thank Fergal Kelleher, who compiled all the questions and kept track of the scores after each round; Gary O'Brien, who was a most entertaining Quizmaster / Auctioneer on the night; Eleanor Kelleher and Yvonne Kelleher who printed all the scores sheets and totted up the scores throughout the night. Thanks to all the local businesses who gave fantastic prizes for the raffle and to all who sold and bought raffle tickets. A big thank you to Teresa in the Tavern for a great night and for donating the trophies for 1st prize and also for buying the auctioned Cork jersey which raised €155 on the night, which was kindly donated by Briege Corkery during her visit to the school that day. The success of these fundraisers brings them closer to their goal of having that valuable attic space converted for the benefit of all the pupils. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Carraig a'Staighre Famine Mass: This annual Mass will take place on Monday May 30 at 7.30pm.
Leukaemia fundraiser: West Muskerry AC would like to thank all those who helped and supported them in this fundraiser for Aoife Lucey. The large amount of €12,300 was raised and this will be presented to Aoife at a later date.
Crystal swing in Carriganima: It was like old times in the dance hall era in Carriganima when crowds packed into a marquee to sing and bop to the music of Crystal Swing. Age was no barrier, and later that night Peter Lane kept the tempo going. A great night. Well done to organisers and to all those who helped on the night to keep things running smoothly.
G.A.A.: Kellogg's Cúl Camp will take place from Wednesday June 28 to Saturday July 2 from 10am 3pm every day. Cost of camp is 1st child €55; 2nd child €45; 3rd child €40 and subsequent children after that. It is for national school children aged 6 years to 13 years If you have any questions you can contact Fergal Kelleher on 0879359704
Good luck to the Junior As who take on Aghinagh in the first round of the championship Saturday night May 14 at 7.30 pm in Macroom.

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Old style transport at fundraiser for Kilmurry N.S. at Carrigadrohid Castle. ©Jon Mathers

Coachford Updates

Coachford Flower and Garden Club hosted an evening of Flower Arranging with Margaret Ahern of Ballincollig Flower Club. This was a fundraiser for two local girls, Julie Kelleher and Sinead Wilson who are travelling to Calcutta this month. Margaret gave a beautiful floral demonstration which was greatly appreciated by the large crowd who attended. The Chairperson thanked all those present for their generosity and a donation of €500 was presented to the Sinead and Julie. All present on the evening wished them well on their travels. The Club will meet again on the 18th May in Coachford National School at 8pm. The Guest speaker for the evening will give a talk on Roses. New members and visitors are very welcome.

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Gougane Barra's toilet, one of the most beautiful outdoor conveniences on earth according to The Lonely Planet c Lee Valley Outlook

Berrings Updates

Berrings Community Association / Berrings Tidy Towns events:
Coffee morning. Another very successful fund raising coffee morning was held recently in Berrings School Hall. It was a great social event and raised much needed funds towards our projects and ongoing planting for 2016. Thanks to all who supported it.
National Spring Clean. The annual clean up in association with An Taisce was held in April.
Defibrillator Training. BCA organised a training/ refresher defibrillator course recently in Berrings. A defibrillator was purchased by Berrings Tidy Towns some years ago and is erected in Berrings Church grounds.
1916 Commemoration Garden. This is our main project for 2016. We hope to have it completed by the end of the year. If any person or firm would like to make a donation towards the garden, it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Michael 087 2100393

Macra Matters

Donoughmore Macra have had an eventful fortnight. Members visited West Cork Garden Centre, Kilbrittain for a regional day out. It was a messy affair, which included a mud run and bubble soccer, but thankfully the sun shone. Much appreciation to Noelle McSweeney of Terelton for organising the day. Members travelled to the National AGM in Nenagh, Tipperary and witnessed former club secretary and current NCR Sean Wallace become National Secretary. Congratulations to Sean on his new role, and best of luck. Finally, well done to the Donoughmore Macra tag rugby team who will compete in the national finals over the Miss Blue Jeans weekend.

Compulsory Purchase Orders - Part One

Have you been served with a compulsory purchase order (CPO)? Are you unsure what to do? New roads, gas pipelines and ESB cables planned throughout the country will mean that more and more landowners will have to come to terms with these complex procedures. The CPO procedure was brought into place for the "common good". However, in serving the "common good", the interests of landowners are affected.
How do I know if my land is to be the subject of a CPO?
You will be served with a Notice. Newspaper notices will also be published.
What can I do then?
You can object on planning and/or legal grounds. A public local enquiry is held, where affected parties can have their views heard. Then the Minister can confirm, vary or turn down the CPO Order. A decision will be published.
If the Minister confirms the CPO what can I do?
There are limited grounds to appeal through the High Court. You can only challenge the decision on a point of law. You have three weeks to challenge the decision from the date it is made.
If I do not appeal, what happens next?
The acquiring authority serves what is known as a "Notice to Treat". In effect, this requests the land owner to enter into discussions regarding the acquisition of the property.

At what date is the property valued?
The date of the Notice to Treat.
What should I do if I get a Notice to Treat? How long do I have to respond?
The Notice to Treat will require you to submit details of your claim within a specified period. It is important to observe this time limit. You can provide further and updated details of claims at a later stage, depending on advice received. If you own property which is about to be compulsorily acquired by a state body or authority, then it is important that you react quickly.
What can I claim compensation for?
The assessment of compensation will generally fall under a number of headings of claim which can include the following:
• Value of land acquired
• Diminution in value of retained lands, if any
• Costs resulting from acquisition
• Disturbance
• Loss of profit or goodwill
• Loss or depreciation of stock or trade
• Professional fees necessary for acquisition. The acquiring authority normally pays the claimant's reasonable chartered valuation surveyor's fees and also the claimant's reasonable legal fees.
The affected landowner should be in no better or no worse position after the acquisition has been finalised.
Is the land assessed at its current market value or development value?
The landowner is entitled to the market value of his land at the date of the Notice to Treat. The market value can be based either on the existing use value of the land or its development value, whichever is the greater. Knowing when to claim development value and just what is necessary to prove it, is vital.
Where existing use value is being claimed, the landowner may be entitled to compensation for disturbance and severance. It can arise also that the completed development has a negative effect on the value of the retained land. If so, then compensation for injurious affection, as it is called, may also form part of the claim. Another possibility to consider is that the acquiring authority purchase the retained land.
Development value can be claimed only where development potential can be proven to exist. Often, such claims present enormous difficulties and confusion. The legislation states that the compensation claim must be assessed in "the no scheme world". In other words, disregard the fact that there is a new road to be built. Would the land have development potential, irrespective of the new roadway? If so, then development potential can be claimed. Of course this potential must be proven, as with all other aspects of the claim.
Be sure to read the next edition in which I will discuss CPOs further.
Karen Walsh comes from a farming background and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Tel: 021-4270200. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.


The Dolcher by Caroline Barry

The Dolcher is stalking the alleyways of Dublin. Half man, half pig, this terrifying creature has unleashed panic on the streets. Can it really be the evil spirit of a murderer who has cheated the hangman's noose by taking his own life, depriving the mob of their revenge? Or is there some other strange supernatural explanation?
This terror has come at the right time for down-at-heel writer Simon Fish. With his new broadsheet reporting ever more gruesome stories of the mysterious Dolcher, sales are growing daily and fuelling the city's fear. But when the Dolcher starts killing and Simon himself is set upon, he realises that there is more to the story than he could ever have imagined.

Sports Mad


More of the Same

Cork 1-10 Mayo 0-10
After a less than promising start to the season, Cork footballers are back on track as they claim the first major trophy of 2016 and the Lidl Ladies National League Division 1 title. With the departure of father-figure, Éamonn Ryan to the male football team and the retirement of many iconic players, it was generally held that other counties were in for a taste of success after the Rebels' long supremacy. But not so. Ephie Fitzgerald collected his first piece of silverware as manager on Saturday, May 7 at Parnell Park and Cork Ladies earned their fourth successive National League Division 1 title. It was not without cost however, as captain, Ciara O'Sullivan suffered serious concussion.
Cork moved 1-3 to 0-0 clear within ten minutes. Mayo were slow to settle and Cork led from the moment Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, in from the start in place of Orlagh Farmer, kicked the opening score of the game. Annie Walsh and Rena Buckley added points before Cork's goal arrived in the tenth minute. The Leesiders sliced their way through the Mayo defence with slick inter-passing, leaving Ní Bhuachalla with the simplest of tasks from close range. Mayo finally opened their account in the 13th minute, with Cora Staunton converting a free. But with Cork flooding their defence with bodies, Mayo were struggling to pick their way through. Staunton kicked a vintage point and Sarah Mulvihill's point had Mayo back to within a goal. Orla Finn's 18th minute free had Cork four clear again but the remainder of the first half was scoreless.
Cork managed to keep the Westerners comfortably at arm's length throughout the second period. Orla Finn was star of the show with six points, including five in the second half and three from play. Mayo had their chances though, and plenty of possession but they suffered with poor shot selection and a total of 11 wides – eight in the second half. Farmer came off the bench to land the opening score of the second half, which developed into a shoot-out between Finn and Mayo's leading scorer Staunton. The opposing duo kicked some wonderful points but Mayo's wait for a first Division 1 title since 2007 will continue for at least another year. For Cork, it's more silverware in the bag and it would take a brave punter to back against them collecting more trophies before the season is out. They face up to Waterford next Sunday, May 15 in the Munster championship opener.
Scorers - Cork: Orla Finn 0-6 (3f), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla 1-1, Rena Buckley, Orlagh Farmer & Annie Walsh 0-1 each.
Cork: Martina O'Brien; Eimear Meaney, Bríd Stack, Róisín Phelan; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Marie Ambrose; Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery; Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Ciara O'Sullivan, Annie Walsh; Áine O'Sullivan, Hannah Looney, Orla Finn.
Subs: Orlagh Farmer for Áine O'Sullivan (27), Eimear Scally for Ní Bhuachalla (43), Shaunagh Kelly for Ciara O'Sullivan (inj, 48). Referee: B Rice (Down)

GAA - Cork County Championships 2016

Senior Football Championship

Preliminary Round: Ilen Rovers 0-6 Avondhu 4-16
First Round
A Aghada 0-8 MUSKERRY 2-13
B Beara 1-7 St Finbarr's 1-17
C Carbery Rangers 1-17 Clyda Rovers 2-13
D Doheny's 1-6 Douglas 0-14
E Newcestown 0-12 CIT 1-11
F BALLINCOLLIG 0-13 Bishopstown 3-8
G Valley Rovers 2-6 Avondhu 0-11
H Clonakilty 0-13 Castlehaven 0-14
I O'Donovan Rossa 1-14 Carbery 2-13
J U.C.C 1-17 Seandun 3-10
K Nemo Rangers 3-14 Duhallow 1-10
L Carrigaline 0-13 St Nicks 0-5
Round 2A (Winners of round 1)
Carbery v St Finbarr's; Carrigaline v Valley Rovers; U.C.C. v Bishopstown; Douglas v Carbery Rangers; CIT v Castlehaven; MUSKERRY v Nemo Rangers
Round 2B (Losers of Prelim and rd 1)
Ilen Rovers v Doheny's; Clonakilty v St Nicks; BALLINCOLLIG v Beara; Duhallow v Seandun; Avondhu v O'D Rossa; Aghada v Newcestown; Clyda a bye
Note: Losers of 2A round go to round 3, along with winners of 2B round. Losers of 2B are out, having lost twice!

Muskerry 2 – 13 Aghada 0 – 8
Muskerry have assembled a formidable side on the evidence of this encounter but they must be conscious of the quality of the opposition. Aghada are a young side which has recently lost Division 2 league games to three of the club teams making up the divisional team and they were no match for a near full strength talented Muskerry team.
Muskerry led by 1-5 to 0-1 after the opening quarter, Kevin Hallissey setting up the 7th minute goal for his Éire Óg team mate Daniel Goulding. It was 2-7 to 0-2 a the break, Hallissey having finished a Seán Kiely-Liam Sheehan movement with a blistering shot to the net in the 21st minute and Ben Shorten firing over three points. Goulding and Sheehan had added further points on the resumption before the lion hearted Pearse O'Neill had a third score for Aghada to which Cian Fleming added a brace but the contest was well decided at this stage and the Muskerry management introduced five substitutes as the pace of the game fell and the sides had an exchange of 'handbag stuff' at one stage without rousing any great emotion on or off the pitch.
It's a Round 2A meeting for Muskerry now against county champions Nemo Rangers and team manager Noel Twomey says 'We are looking forward to it, full steam ahead now for that challenge'.
Muskerry scorers: Daniel Goulding 1-4, Kevin Hallissey 1-1, B Shorten 0-3, Liam Sheehan 0-2, David Goold 0-2 (0-1'45', 0-1f), Mike Desmond 0-1.
Muskerry: Chris Kelly (Éire Óg): John Mullins (Éire Óg), Leonard Ó Conchuir (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Rory Buckley (Macroom): Seán Kiely (Macroom) capt., Fintan Goold (Macroom), Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh): Liam Murphy (Éire Óg), Miceál Ó Deasúna ((Cill na Martra): Kevin Hallissey (Éire Óg), Liam Sheehan (Éire Óg), John Corkery (Aghabullogue): David Goold (Macroom), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Ben Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Liam Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh) 38, Dan O'Connor (Éire Óg) 45, Graham Ó Mocháin (Cill na Martra) 48, Brian Cronin (Iveleary) 54, Cian Ó Duinnín (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh) 55.
Selectors: Team Manager, Noel Twomey (Macroom) with Donal McSweeney (Ballinora), John Moss (Kilmurry), John O'Callaghan (Iveleary) and Barry Corkery (Éire Óg). Physio: Ms Clíona O'Riordan (Iveleary).

Bishopstown 3-8 Ballincollig 0-13
Ballincollig conceded three first half goals, the first in less than a minute of the start, the others in the 25th and 37th minutes, and by half-time, Bishopstown were well on their way to victory and well deserving of their seven-point lead.
Ballincollig had recovered from the early goal and fought back to make it 1-2 to 0-5 by the 25th minute, but were unsettled by injuries to key players 'sweeper' Killian Coleman and Noel Galvin. In the run-up to the break Bishopstown kicked 2-2 and led by 3-4 to 0-6 at half time. Ballincollig fared better in the second-half, bringing the lead back to three points with four points in a row, three from Cian Dorgan. However, Bishopstown had the next four points to again extend the lead to seven points, 3-8 to 0-10. Cian Dorgan had three late points for Ballincollig. The absence of Stephen O'Donoghue (abroad) and John Paul Murphy (injured) from the Ballincollig defence was sorely felt.
Ballincollig scorers: Cian Dorgan (0-8, 0-6fs), Seán Kiely (0-3), Paddy Kelly (0-2)
Ballincollig: Jack Gibbons; Seán Lucey, Liam Jennings, Noel Galvin; Dylan Kerstein, Colin Moore, Cian Kiely; Seán Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan (Capt); Niall Allen, Paddy Kelly, Killian Coleman; John Kelly, Cian Dorgan, Johnny Miskella. Subs: George Durrant (18 inj), Luke Prendergast (28 inj), E O'Reilly (44), David Tobin (48).

C I T 1 - 11 Newcestown 0 – 12
A super display by Cork U 21 Peter Kelleher of Kilmichael, helped CIT to overcome Newcestown in the senior championship at Páirc Uí Rinn. They now face Castlehaven in round 2A, while Newcestown meet Aghada in round 2B.
Scorers for Cork IT: P. Kelleher 1-2; P. Clifford 0-3 (1 45); C. Moynihan, D. Daly (1 free), K. Hegarty 0-2 each.
CORK IT: A. Casey (Kiskeam); C. Murphy (An Ghaeltacht, Kerry), S. Fitzmaurice (Brosna, Kerry), P. Collins (Beale, Kerry); T. Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers, Tipperary), J. Collins (St Mary's), TJ Brosnan (Newmarket); K. Murphy (Kilcummin, Kerry), Mike Lordan (Ballinora); P. Clifford (Fossa, Kerry), D. Daly (St Mary's, Caherciveen, Kerry), B. Halbert (Glenville); K. Hegarty (St Michael's), Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), C. Moynihan (Gabriel Rangers). Subs: N. Duggan (Kilcummin, Kerry) , Seán Ó Donnchú (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh) (59), D. Culloty (Newmarket) (60).

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

First Round:
Fermoy 1-7 MACROOM 0-8
BÉAL ÁTHA'n Ghaorthaidh 3-15 Newmarket 1-9
Castletownbere v Naomh Abán
ÉIRE ÓG 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-6
St Michaels 1-8 St Vincent's 0-5
Mallow 1-13 Bantry Blues 0-10
Na Piarsaigh 2-13 Kiskeam 0-12
Round 2A (WINNERS from round 1) Winners to Round 4, Losers to round 3
Fermoy v BALLINORA; Mallow v BÉAL ÁTHA'n Ghaorthaidh; Na Piarsaigh v Castletownbere/ N Abán; ÉIRE ÓG v St Michaels
Round 2B (LOSERS from round 1). Winners to round 3, losers eliminated from championship
MACROOM v GRENAGH; Bantry v Newmarket; Kiskeam v Castletownbere/ N Abán; Nemo v St Vincent's.

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 3 – 15 Newmarket 1 – 9
From an early stage Béal Átha looked likely winners of this very mediocre county Premier intermediate football championship 1stround game at Macroom. The Ballingeary men were tight in defence, lording it at midfield through the efforts of Eoin Quilll and Éanna Dineen and with Andy Concannon and Tim O'Leary giving power in the centre of their attack and Diarmuid Thompson and Ben Shorten running the Duhallow side ragged in the corners, the outcome was predictable by the interval and certain by the three quarter stage when Béal Átha led by 3-11 to 0-7. A last quarter Newmarket mini-revival helped to make the scoreboard a little bit more respectable but did little more than that.
Newmarket scored first with a point after only 23 seconds, Béal Átha replied with points from Concubhair Lynch and Tim O'Leary and the latter then exchanged points with Tim Murphy to keep the Gaeltacht side a point clear after the opening exchanges. In the 12th minute Béal Átha were gifted a goal when a long high delivery from Cian Dineen was dropped over the line by the Newmarket goalkeeper before being cleared. Béal Átha then proceeded to outplay Newmarket up to the interval with a string of points from Thompson, Concannon, Lynch and Shorten, three pointed frees from Culloty the only reply from an out-of-sorts Newmarket. With the interval score at 1-8 to 0-5, Béal Átha were in a strong position at this stage.
Newmarket needed at get back in contention in the third quarter but instead it was Beál Átha who again dominated. The winners added two further points to their lead, Newmarket replied with a brace from Culloty frees and their goalkeeper made an outstanding save from a fine Tim O'Leary effort. Ben Shorten pointed a free for Béal Átha and both sides lost a defender to the black card. Any lingering doubts about the outcome were dispelled when Cian Dineen, dynamic at wing back, came forward to lash home a second Béal Átha goal in the 43rd minute and the roof really fell in on Newmarket three minutes later when Diarmuid Thompson drove a low ball into the corner of the net to leave 13 points between the teams. The final stages saw Newmarket rewarded with a consolation goal in the 52nd minute.
Béal Átha now face Mallow in round 2A with a second chance for the losers of that game: Newmarket face Bantry in round 2B and the losers here will depart the championship. Béal Átha are in fine shape with Liam Shorten about to return after injury to strengthen them further.
Scorers: Béal Áha'n Ghaorthaidh: C Dineen 2-1, D Thompson 1-3, T O'Leary 0-4, B Shorten 0-3 (0-2f), C Lynch 0-2, A Concannon and C Twomey 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonárd Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Liam Ó Críodáin: Eoin Ó Coill, Éanna Ó Duinnín: Colmán Ó Tuama, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Concubhair Ó Loinsuigh: Diarmuid MacTomás, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Ben Seartan. Sub: Nollaig Ó Laoire for C Ó Nunáin, (black card) 37.
Next Round:Béal Átha v Mallow

Ballinora 2 – 11 Grenagh 0 – 7
Ballinora won their first championship game since their win over Kiskeam in 2014 when they defeated Grenagh with a very young team at Blarney in the Premier Intermediate first round tie. Grenagh lead by three points inside seven minutes but points from Ben Ahern and Alan O'Shea reduced the gap to one point. Four further points followed from Ahearn, Alan O Neill, James Lordan and Darragh Holmes and Ballinora led by 0-6 points to 0-5 and with further points from Darren Hegarty and Darragh Holmes they led by 0-8 to 0-5 at half time.
When Alan O'Shea had a goal Ballinora two minutes into the second half they led by 5 points, 1-8 to 0-6. A futher goal from Michael Murphy and points from Darragh Holmes, Darragh Corkery and Murphy ensured Ballinora progressed to the next round.
Scorers .M Murhy 1-2, A O Shea 1-1 ,D.Holmes 0-3 B Ahern 0-2 A O Neill J Lordan & D Hegarty 0-1 point each .
Ballinora: Eoin Walsh: John O'Regan, Tomás McGrath, Patrick Cronin: Ian Wycherley , James Lordan, Conor Murphy: Brendan Hourihan, Mike Lorden: Ben Ahern, Alan O'Shea, Alan O'Neill: Darragh Holmes, Darragh Corkery, Darren Hegarty. Subs: Michal Murphy, Brian Murphy,(both used) and J Farell, D O Neill, D Dineen, E Lucey, D Buckley, P Dineen, S Lucey and C O'Shea .
Grenagh: M Barry: A Duggan, C O'Donovan, S Cronin: M Doherty, T Kenny, B O'Neill: G Russell, E O'Donovan: P McCarthy, T Walsh, Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan: C O'Sullivan, P Sheehan, S Bourke. Subs: U Duggan, P McSweeney.
Next Up: Ballinora v Fermoy, Grenagh v Macroom.

Éire Óg 0 – 16 Nemo Rangers 1 - 6
Daniel Goulding kicked 0-10, five of these play, as Éire Ó overcame Nemo Rangers in the opening round of the Cork Premier IFC at Páirc Uí Rinn. Éire Óg were without county U21 player Ronan O'Toole, who is recovering from injury; Nemo were boosted by the inclusion of Kerry great, Tomás Ó Sé at centre-back.
The Capwell side went into an early 1-3 to 0-1 lead, helped by a goal on six minutes, as Éire Óg were still trying to find their rhythm.For Éire Óg, Daniel Goulding was in fine form, registering six of their first-half points, and even though Nemo were guilty of a couple of poor wides, the city team led by 1-5 to 0-7 at the break.
Éire Óg after the break, failed to avail of three great goal chances but again, through the accuracy of Goulding and John Dinneen, the Ovens men had gone in front by the three quarter stage on a score of 0-11 to 1-6. Nemo had only one solitary second half score, Éire Óg had further points from Fionn O'Rourke, Hallissey, Dineen and Goulding who between them added another six points in the final quarter.
The winners go on to play St Michael's in round 2A, while St Vincent's will provide the opposition for Nemo in Round 2B.
Éire Óg scorers: D Goulding (0-10, 0-4fs, 0-1 '45'), J Dinneen (0-3, 0-1f), K Hallissey, L Sheehan and F O'Rourke (0-1 each).
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly; Shane McCarthy, John Mullins, Michael O'Shea; Dermot O'Herlihy, Alan O'Mahony, David Sheehan; Liam Murphy, Fionn O'Rourke; Kevin Hallissey, Liam Sheehan, Dan O'Connor; Daniel Goulding, Aidan O'Connor, J Dinneen. Subs: Cian O'Mahony (50).
Next Round: Éire Óg v St Michaels in 2A

Intermediate Football Championship

First Round
CILL Na MARTRA 0-13 Bandon 1-7
Glenville 1-9 Glanworth 1-14
Kildorrery 2-15 Clonakilty 0-11
St Finbarr's 3-5 Mayfield 0-8
Rockchapel 0-13 Youghal 1-7
Carrigaline 2-6 Kanturk 1-15
Glanmire 1-13 Kinsale 0-12
AGHABULLOGUE 1-12 Millstreet 3-11
Douglas 1-6 Mitchelstown 2-12
Adrigole vs Ballydesmond
Round 2A (Winners from round 1) Winners to Round 4, Losers to round 3
CILL na MARTRA v Kildorrery; St Finbarr's v Glanmire; Glanworth v Rockchapel; Millstreet v Adrigole /Ballydesmond; Kanturk v Mitchelstown

Round 2B (Losers from round 1) Winners to round 3, losers eliminated from championship
Bandon v Clonakilty; Mayfield v Kinsale; Glenville v Youghal; AGHABULLOGUE v Adrigole/ Ballydesmond; Carrigaline v Douglas

Aghabullogue 1 – 12 Millstreet 3 – 11
At the start of the final quarter Aghabullogue led Millstreet by a solitary point, 1-11 to 1-10, and still held their slender lead with only three minutes remaining and were giving as good as they got. However, in the 57th minute Millstreet struck for a precious goal to take the lead and two minutes later got in again for another goal to seal their victory. It was tough luck on Aghabullogue who had made a major contribution to a fine game, the second half of which was played under lights at Macroom in perfect conditions.
Millstreet led by 0-2 early on but Aghabullogue got back on terms at 0-3 each by the end of the first quarter. A goal for Aghabullogue at this stage, set up by Ian BarryMurphy for John Corkery, gave them the advantage and they led to half time at which stage the score was 1-6 to 0-8 in their favour. John Corkery had accounted for 1-2 of this tally, Michael Bradley the remaining 0-4. A goal for Millstreet on the restart was a setback but the sides were level at 1-8 each in the 35th minute and after Millstreet again temporarily took the lead, Aghabullogue fought back to go 1-11 to 1-9 in front. Back came Millstreet with a point to leave the minimum between the teams in the 46th minute. Over ten scoreless minutes passed before Aghabullogue were caught by the late scoring burst from the Duhallow men.
Aghabullogue scorers: J Corkery 1-6 (0-2fs), M Bradley 0-4, M O'Sullivan, and I BarryMurphy 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Ian O'Sullivan: Stephen Dennehy, Dhani Merrick, Ryan Dennehy: Alan Hogan, Michael Dennehy, Seán Dineen: Niall Buckley , Michael Twomey: Billy Casey, David Moynihan, Evan O'Sullivan: Mathew Bradley, Ian BarryMurphy, John Corkery. Subs: Seán O'Sullivan on 20, Kenneth Hogan and Michael O'Sullivan both at half time.
Tom Creedon Cup 2016
Final: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh v Newmarket


As of May 4th 2016
Thursday May 12th @ Páirc Uí Rinn, Munster Minor FC Semi-final CORK v Limerick, 7.00pm
Friday May 13th @ Donoughmore, J'B'HC, LAOCHRA Óg v Killavullen, 7.30pm ET
Saturday May 14th
@ Rathcormac, SHC, Avondhu v Ballymartle 7.00pm ET
@ Inchageela, IFC, Adrigole v Ballydesmond, 7.00pm ET
@ Bantry, PIFC, Castletownbere v NAOMH ABÁN 6.45pm ET
@ Bandon U-21 'B" QF, St Nicholas v Ibane Gaels 7.00pm
@ Lisgoold, J" B' FC R2, Grange v Cobh, 7.00pm ET
Sunday May 15th @ Páirc Uí Rinn, SHC, Prelim Rd, Killeagh v MUSKERRY 3.30pm ET
Friday May 20th
@ Macroom U-21 'A' FC QF, BALLINCOLLIG v Boherbue, 7.00pm
@ Ballyhooly, J'B' HC R2, Rathpeacon v Araglen 7.00pm ET
Saturday May 21st
@ Coachford, PIHC, Charleville v Bandon 7.00pm ET
@ Watergrasshill, IHC, Kildorrery v Ballygarvan 7.00pm ET
@ Ballincollig, IHC, Ballymartle v GRENAGH 4.00pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, IHC, Barryroe v Dungourney 7.00pm ET
@ Dunmanway, U-21 'A' QF Aghada v Beara, 7.00pm
@ TBC U-21 'A' QF, Seandun winners v Valley Rovers 7.00pm
@ TBC U-21 'A' QF, Fermoy v Carbery winners. 7.00pm
@ TBC U-21 'B' QF, AGHABULLOGUE v Fr O'Neills 7.00pm
@ TBC U-21 'B' QF, Kiskeam v Avondhu winners 7.00pm
Sunday May 22nd: @ Thurles, Munster SHC and IHC, Tipperary v Cork
Friday May 27th @ TBC, IFC R2B, Mayfield v Kinsale 7.30pm
Saturday May 28th
@ Caherlag, SHC, Sarsfields v Carrigtwohill 7.30pm ET
@ Ballynoe, SHC, Bride Rovers v Youghal 7.30pm ET
@ Carrigaline, PIHC, Tracton v Ballinhassig 7.30pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, PIHC, Castlelyons v Inniscarra 6.15pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, PIHC, Kanturk v Cloyne 8.00pm ET
@ Kildorrery, PIHC, Fermoy v Kilworth 7.30pm ET
@ Banteer, IHC, Ballincollig v Meelin 7.00pm ET
@ Glanworth, IHC, Milford v Castlemartyr 7.00pm ET
@ TBC, J'B' HC R2 Laochra Óg/Killavullen v Lough Rovers 7.00pm ET

Football County Junior 'B' Football championship Round 3

Sunday May 29th Extra time in all games
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, SHC, Midleton v Bishopstown 4.00pm ET
@ Páirc Uí Rinn, SHC, Douglas v Na Piarsaigh 2.15pm ET
@ Church Road, SHC, Erins Own v CIT 6.30pm ET
@ Coachford, SHC, Glen Rovers v Carbery 3.30pm ET
@ Mallow, SHC, Blackrock v Ballyhea, 2.00pm ET
@ Mallow, SHC, if Killeagh: Newtownshandrum v winners of Killeagh/Muskerry, 3.45pm ET
@ Brinny, SHC, St Finbarrs v Newcestown 4.00pm ET
@ Riverstick, PIHC, Valley Rovers v Courcey Rovers 7.00pm ET
@ Brinny, IHC, EIRE OG v Ballinhassig 2.15pm ET
@ Riverstown, PIHC, Watergrasshill v BLARNEY 2.00pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, PIHC, Carrigaline v Mallow 7.00pm ET
Football Sun May 29th: Where possible Round 2A and Round 2B of PIFC and IFC
Friday June 3rd
@ Cloughdubh, IHC, DRIPSEY v St Finbarrs 7.30pm (or Sat 4th)
@ Cobh, IHC, Fr O'Neills v Carrigaline 7.30pm
@ Carrigtwohill, IHC, Aghada v Blackrock 8.00pm

Mid Cork Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

First Round:
Kilmichael 0-15 Donoughmore 1-4
Inniscarra 0-14 Blarney 1-10
Iveleary 4-4 Éire Óg 1-13 - draw
Canovee2-15 Dripsey 2-7
Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-10 Ballincollig 1-7
Naomh Abán v Kilmurry, at Cill na Martra on Sun May 15th,12 noon
Aghinagh v Clondrohid at Macroom, Sat May 14th at 7.30pm.
2nd round (1st round losers) draw to be made on completion of first round schedule of games.

Inniscarra 0 – 14 Blarney 1 – 10
A point from a Seán O'Donoghue '45' in the dying seconds of this Mid Cork JAFC 1st round game at Donoughmore was the deciding score as last year's finalist survived a strong Blarney challenge. Inniscarra went into an early lead through Sean O'Donoghue and further point from O'Donoghue, Alan Sheehan and two Jack Hayes frees had them in control but Blarney hit back with points from Keith Costelloe and David Cremen. A Seán O'Donoghue penalty was well saved by Blarney goalkeeper Shane Jordan in the 25th minute and Blarney finished the half strongly with three points to a solitary reply from 'Scarra who led by this point at the break, 0-7 to 0-6.
On the resumption Seán O'Donoghue had two fine points for the winners but Blarney came roaring back into contention with a 35th minute goal from a Keith Costelloe penalty which levelled the scores. Points from Tomás O'Connor and Daniel O'Connell were answered by Blarney points from Ray Murphy and Brian Hurley, still level at the three quarter stage of an exciting encounter. Twice the sides exchanged points, before Seán O'Donoghue kicked over an injury time '45' to give his side a very hard won victory.
Scorers: Inniscarra: S O'Donoghue 0-6 (0-1f, 0-1 '45'), J Hayes 0-2fs, T O'Connor 0-2, A Sheehan, D Barry, D O'Connell, S Dornan 0-1 each.
Blarney: K Costelloe 1-1 (1-0 pen.), R Murphy 0-3 fs, D Cremen 0-3, D McSweeney, B Hurley and S Vickery 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: Cathal Griffin, Kevin Burke, Jack O'Dwyer: Paul Farmer, John O'Callaghan, Donal O'Callaghan: Alan Sheehan, Conor Buckley: Dave Barry, Seán O'Donoghue, Timmy Murphy: Tomás O'Connor, Dan O'Connell, Jack Hayes. Subs: Declan Hyland 4, Stephen Dornan 16, Adam O'Connell h/t, Stephen O'Brien 35, Jerry Roche 43, Seán Lynch 52.
Blarney: Shane Jordan: Vincent O'Mahony, Stephen Sheedy, Mark Cremin: Peter Philpott, Cormac O'Mahony, John Barrett: Brian Hurley, Conor Foley: Ray Murphy, Joe Jordan, Keith Costelloe: Colin Murphy, Dan McSweeney, David Cremen. Sub: Scott Vickery 39.
Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Iveleary 4 –4 Éire Óg 1 – 13
Amazement was the predominant feeling after this 1st round Ross Oil JFC tie at Kilmurry! Most of the attendance expected a one sided game, that champions Iveleary would be too strong for the Éire Óg second team. A one sided game is what was delivered but it was the men from Ovens who were the dominant team, the source of amazement at the finish was how did they manage to lose a game they controlled for over 55minutes!
Eire Óg led by 0-8 to 0-1 at half time and by 1-12 to 0-3 in the 52nd minute. Barry O'Leary was gifted a goal in the 54th minute, Iveleary had another goal from the penalty spot in the 57th minute, an excellent shot from Brian Cronin, but no one was unduly agitated, the score being now 1-13 to 2-3 (16-9) with only three minutes remaining of what had been a one sided game. Brian Cronin then tapped over a close range free to cut the gap to six points with one minute of regulation time remaining. On the stroke of normal time Barry O'Leary flicked a long ball from Finbarr McSweeney past Joe Kelleher in the Éire Óg goals and now the fat was in the fire, 1-13 to 3-4. In the third minute of added time, a Brian Cronin '45' landed in a crowded Éire Óg goalmouth and Barry O'Leary celebrated his 20th birthday in style with his third goal of the game, a punched effort, which levelled the scores and was the final play of the day. Champions die hard they say and all credit to Iveleary for pulling this one out of the fire.
Éire Óg were strong, young, fit and physically superior to the champions and were really focussed for this game, the latter quality in some doubt with Iveleary who may have been expecting less of a challenge.
Points from Denny Murphy (2), Keith O'Riordan, Eoin O'Shea, Jason Twomey, Daire McCarthy and Donncadh Kelly (2) had Éire Óg leading comfortably at the break , Barry O'Leary the scorer of the solitary Iveleary point after 3 minutes. On the restart, points were twice exchanged, Eoin O'Shea and McCarthy for Éire Óg, Brian Cronin and Kevin Manning for Iveleary and Jamie Cronin made an outstanding save from Keith O'Riordan to keep Iveleary in the game. Éire Óg lost Paul McDonagh to a black card and this was a major blow ultimately but they continued to dominate, Denny Murphy had a point and then Michael Corkery struck for a fine goal in the 51st minute. Keith O'Riordan added a point and the lead of 1-12 to 0-3 looked to be more than adequate but this is football and anything is possible!
Iveleary: Jamie Cronin: Donal Cotter, Daniel O'Riordan, Alan O'Brien: Barry Murphy, Gerard O'Riordan, Kevin Manning: Seán O'Leary, Barry O'Leary: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Sean Lehane, Finbarr McSweeney: Brian Cronin, James M O'Leary, Liam Kearney. Subs: Edward Buckley 40, Cal McCarthy 45.
Éire Óg: Joe Kelleher: Michael Corkery, Ronan Dennehy, Seán Desmond: Ger McSweeney, John Kelleher, Jason Twomey: Donnchadh Kelly, Kieran O'Sullivan: Daire McCarthy, Paul McDonagh, Denny Murphy: Eoin O'Shea, Denis O'Keeffe, Keith O'Riordan. Subs: Daniel Cotter 42, Anthony Doherty 58.
Referee: Mr Tim McCarthy, Clondrohid.

Canovee 2 – 15 Dripsey 2 – 7
Canovee had a clear cut win over Dripsey at a wet and dreary Donoughmmore. Canovee had been going well in league and were in fairly confident mood and even though they led by only a point at the break, 0-5 to 0-4, they had looked the better side with their speedy forwards, in particular James Moynihan, Seán O'Connor and Conor Hughes, giving the Dripsey defence some trouble. Aidan Buckley, Diarmuid O'Riordan and David O'Sullivan shared the Dripsey scores.
On the restart, Canovee struck a decisive blow when Seán O'Connor got in for a goal after two minutes and John O'Brien quickly added a point. Aidan Buckley and Gary Murphy had points in reply but then Canovee went on a scoring spree, helped by incessant fouling by the Dripsey defenders, with a corner back dismissed for a second yellow card. The game was up for Dripsey trailing by 1-11 to 0-6 at the three quarter stage and even though they had two goals in the closing quarter, one each from Mark and David O'Sullivan, Canovee were never in trouble and helped by a second goal, this one from Conor Hughes, they went confidently on to the third round.
Scorers: Canovee: S O'Connor 1-3, C Hughes 1-2, Js Moynihan 0-6 (0-4fs), J O'Brien, Dnl. O'Sullivan, W Ahern and Ds O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Dripsey: D O'Sullivan 1-1, M O'Sullivan 1-0, A Buckley 0-3 (0-2fs), G Murphy 0-2, D O'Riordan 0-1.
Canovee: Darren Shine: James McCarthy, Paul O'Sullivan, Michael Quinlan: John O'Brien, James Scanlan, Daniel O'Sullivan: Eamonn Lyons, Aidan Murphy: Liam Kelleher, Conor Hughes, Denis O'Sullivan: William Ahern, Seán O'Connor, James Moynihan. Subs: Brian O'Donoghue
Dripsey: Pat O'Riordan: Barry Kelleher, John O'Riordan, Daniel Buckley: Conor Hayes, Aidan Murray, Stephen Murray: Mark O'Sullivan, John Carey: Michael O'riordan, Diarmuid O'riordan, Gary Murphy: David O'Sullivan, James Cotter, Aidan Buckley.
Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.

Ballincollig 1 – 7 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0 – 10
Ballincollig's Robert Noonan snatched a late equaliser against Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh in this highly entertaining Ross Oil JAFC game at Kilmichael. The Gaeltacht side were inspired by some magnificent scores from Liam Seartan, who had played with Muskerry seniors the previous night. Ballincollig dominated the opening exchanges, went in front through Robert Noonan, Liam Seartan equalised and Noonan put his side back in front. Two pointed frees and a point from play from Seartan, helped Béal Átha to an interval lead of 0-5 to 0-3, Brian Coughlan getting a point for Ballincollig.
Ballincollig were back on level terms with well taken scores from Robert Noonan and Luke Carey Murphy on the re start but Barra Ó Coinceannain pointed for Béal Átha in reply and then points from Seartan, Ó Coinceannain and Pól Ó Buachalla had last year's B county champions in control. Ballincollig needed a boost and it came in the form of a superb goal from Brian Glavin which reduced the gap to a single point. Béal Átha then were awarded a penalty but Ballincollig goalkeeper Ciaran Noonan made a super save from Seartan's spot kick. Ballincollig pressed hard in the closing stages and Noonan made no mistake after a good pass from Stephen Coughlan.
Scorers for Béal Áthan Ghaorthaidh: L Seartan 0-5 (3f), B Ó Coinceannain 0-2, S Ó Coill, M Ó Tuama, P Ó Buachalla 0-1 each.
Scorers for Ballincollig: R Noonan 0-4, B Glavin 1-1, B Cotter, L Carey Murphy 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthile; Shane Ó Duinnín, Darren Ó Coill, Seán Ó Duinnín; Gearóid Ó Creimín, Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Dara Seartan; Donal MacCarthaigh, Micheál Ó Tuama; Dara Ó Ceallacháin, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Pól Ó Buachalla; Seán Ó Coill, Liam Seartan, Donagh Seartan. Subs: Seamas Ó Tuama 25, Darren Ó Duinnín 48. klyn 51
Ballincollig: Ciarán Noonan; Chris Collins, Shane Murphy, David Collins david Colin O'Donovan, Luke Carey Murphy; Bryan Kelly, Peter O'Neill; Mark Prendergast, Robert Noonan, Brian Cotter; Kevin Browne, Donal O'Sullivan, Brian Glavin. Subs: Noel O'Toole 45, Stephen Coughlan 45.
Referee: Colm Ó Mochain (Cill Na Martra).

Muskerry Cup JF

Quarter Final: Donoughmore v Kilmichael
Semi Finals: Iveleary v D'more/ Kilmichael, Canovee v Kilmurry
Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship
First Round fixtures:
Cloughduv v Iveleary at Macroom on Sat, May 28th 7pm
Kilmichael v Gleann na Laoi at Cloughduv on Sunday May 29 3pm
Ballincollig v Blarney at Coachford, Sat June 4th 6pm
Donoughmore v Ballinora, Coachford Sat June 4th 7.30pm
Éire Óg – a bye

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Some of the attendance at Lá na gClub at Macroom G.A.A. Grounds ©Lee Valley Outlook

All Ireland U21 Football Final

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14
Mayo have U21 All-Ireland glory for the first time since 2006 but Cork will be very disappointed at the loss of this final at Ennis. As half time approached, Cork were very comfortable, leading by three points, 0-7 to 0-4, having kicked over five unanswered points between the 19th and 26th minutes, two of these coming from Brian Coakley who, along with Peter Kelleher, was causing havoc in the Cork attack.
As the game went into first half injury time they were then rocked by two avoidable Mayo goals, and a point, which gave the Connacht champions an interval lead of 2-5 to 0-7, undeserved and totally against the first half flow of play.
It was 2-6 to 0-10 at the three quarter stage after Cork staged a fine second half recovery but the Rebels then conceded another goal to fall five points into arrears. Again Cork rallied, helped enormously by a fisted goal from Peter Kelleher and the sides were level with five minutes to go, 3-7 to 1-13.
Yet there was more to come from Mayo as Conor Loftus found the net in the 59th minute after intercepting a short kick-out from the Cork goals and Liam Irwin then fisted past the Cork goalkeeper who got caught off his line shortly afterwards.
John Mullins had a fine game, the loss of Ronan O'Toole through recurring injury from midfield was a factor in the loss of the game for Cork, Seán O'Donoghue played very well and Peter Kelleher was outstanding. It was a disappointing day for Cork but this is a fine group of footballers.
Cork scorers: B. Coakley (0-5, 3 frees); S. O'DONOGHUE (0-4, 3 frees, 1 '45'); P. KELLEHER (1-0); R. Harkin (0-2); S. Powter, R. O'TOOLE, M Hurley (0-1 each).
CORK: A. Casey; JOHN MULLINS (ÉIRE ÓG), M. McSweeney, K. Histon; K. Flahive, S. Cronin, E. Lavers; S. White, RONAN O'TOOLE (ÉIRE Óg); SEÁN O'DONOGHUE (INNISCARRA), S. Powter, R. Harkin; B. Coakley, PETER KELLEHER (KILMICHAEL), M. Hurley.
Subs: S. O'Leary (39); CIAN KIELY (BALLINCOLLIG) (53); S. Sherlock (58); D. Quinn (60+2).

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The unveiling of a plaque with Forógra na Cásca by Michael Darcy and John O'Mahony at G.A.A. Grounds, Macroom at Lá na gClub. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lá na gClub

Macroom held its club day in the Castle Grounds on 8/5/2016. Despite inclement weather and clashing soccer matches, a reasonably large crowd attended. The pitch looked very well and was splendidly dressed in green and white. Feature of the day was the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the 1916 rising and the honours were done by Mr Michael D'Arcy, Club President. A surrounding garden is being developed.
Children were captivated by the bouncing castles and face-painting. They also greatly enjoyed the obstacle course; the long kick competitions and penalty shoot-outs were keenly contested. Undoubtedly one of the highlights was the match between the coaches and parents. Ice creams, burgers and drinks refreshed and replenished the children after their endeavours. A special word of thanks is due to the organisers and helpers; a great atmosphere prevailed, and the enjoyment of the children and parents was ample compensation for all the hard work.
Under 15s: played a practice match against Ballinora, away on Fri. 6th. Despite being 'tight' with numbers, they won 4-16 to 3-6, but the opposition was short some players. Nevertheless, it was a good win.
Under 12s: This team played Kilmurry, did well in the first half but were well beaten by the end.
Under 8s: They had 3 teams involved in a Rebel Óg blitz in Inniscara. The 3 teams competed well and enjoyed the day.
Coming events/ games; The U-13s play Kilnamartyra, away, on Fri. 13th of May.
Cúl Camp (Sponsored by Kellogg's) takes place from 18th to 22nd of July in the Castle Grounds. A separate notice with details will be posted.

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Henry Murphy, sponsor, with Laochra Óg committee members and u10 camogie team ©

Laochra Óg Notes

Friday 29th April U8 and U9 Camogie players had their first games in Cloughduv against Cloughduv. It was a great evening and all our warriors played very well. Thank you to all the parents who travelled and to the mentors who helped out. U10s and U12s Camogie players had their first matches in Cloughduv, all 32 of them. This was the very first time that a club from West Muskerry had Juvenile Camogie teams playing. The girls played great with Caoimhe Murphy from the U12s scoring the very first goal. Áine Dineen, a super talent from Coolea, scored the first point. Roisin Murphy, Emma Kelly along with Lauren O'Brien made great solo runs during the game. Donna McCarthy was almost scoring from her own puck outs in goal and looks a serious contender for the Poc Fada Championship later on in the year. Caoimhe O'Leary, Realtin Lynch, Megan Kelleher, Lilly Murphy, Lauren O'Connell, Ciara Bradley, Hazel Healy, Breanna Hickey and Helena Healy all outstanding. Well done to all. The U10 girls were very good with many of them beginning to play Camogie this year for the first time. Plenty of practice and there will be no stopping them. Thanks to Cloughduv Camogie Club for being such great hosts and to our U10 sponsors, Matt Murphy Pharmacy Macroom and U12 sponsors Astra Systems. Thanks to all the parents for helping out and bringing the girls to the game.
Saturday 30th April we had the launch of our new U10s Camogie jerseys, kindly sponsored by Matt Murphy Pharmacy Macroom. Thank you to Henry Murphy for hosting the presentation and for presenting the jerseys to Margaret McSweeney on behalf of Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie Club. Other committee members present for the launch were Liam Slattery, Marguerite Murphy, Suzanne O'Brien, Eddie Walsh, Siobhán O'Shea, Michael Burke, Daniel McSweeney, Robyn O'Brien and members of the U10 Camogie Team.
Laochra Óg U10 Boys played Millstreet in a challenge game on Saturday, 7th May in Millstreet. Laochra Óg were slow out of the blocks and the first half went to Millstreet. In the second half Laochra Óg got better. Great grit and determination shown at times and they never gave up. There will be a number of games and blitzes over the coming weeks to hone our match skills. Texts to follow. Thanks Millstreet for the match and use of their facilities. Thanks to our jersey sponsor Folláin for their continued support.
Friday 6th May U13 Hurling League Laochra Óg v Whitescross took place in Whitescross. Thanks to Whitescross GAA Club for hosting the game. Thank you to team sponsors Astra Systems.
Sunday 8th May Junior "B" County Hurling League Blarney v Laochra Óg took place in Blarney. Players played well but were unable to overcome a stronger Blarney side. Final score was Blarney 2 – 11 to Laochra Óg 1 – 8. Thanks to Blarney GAA Club for hosting the game. Thanks to everyone for making the trip and to team sponsors Deasy's Pharmacy.
Fixtures: Saturday 14th May Laochra Óg u12s v Aghada in Macroom Town Park at 11 : 15 a.m.
Monday 16th May Laochra Óg U13's v Grenagh venue to be confirmed by text.

Craobh na Mumhan do Scoil Mhuire , Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

Ar an Luan an 11ú lá de mhí Aibreáin, dhein foireann peile sóisear na mban Scoil Mhuire éacht ollmhór. Bhuadar Craobh Comórtas na Mumhan in aghaidh Choláiste Mhuire gan Smál ó Lios Dúin Bhearna. Thosnaigh an cluiche ar luas lasrach, agus scóráil Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál cúl go luath sa chluiche. Chuir sé sin isteach ar chailíní Scoil Mhuire. Bhí seansanna maithe ag cailíní Scoil Mhuire ach bhíodar ag streachailt chun na scóranna a aimsiú. Bhí an t-ádh leo go bhfuaireadar cúpla cic-saor éasca a chuir Emma Ní Chríodáin thar an trasnáin, agus pointe eile ó Shiobhán Ní Laoire a choimeád na cailíní sa chluiche. Chríochnaigh an chéad leath le Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál 1-04, Scoil Mhuire 0-05. Ag leath ama bhí caint ionspiráideach ag Scoil Mhuire agus bhíodar spreagtha ansin chun an cluiche a bhuachaint. Fuair Emma Ní Chríodáin dhá chúilín chun na foirne a chur ar chomhscór. Go gairid ina dhiaidh na scóranna seo, d'aimsigh Mollaí Ní Rinn cúl gleoite a spreag an fhoireann chun an luas sin a choimeád. Díreach tar éis cúl Mhollaí, d'aimsigh Emma Ní Chríodáin cúl eile agus bhí muinín Choláiste Mhuire gan Smál scriosta. Lean Emma Ní Chríodáin uirthi ag aimsiú scóranna agus léirigh na cúlaithe obair foirne den scoth chun brú a choiméad ar thosaithe Choláiste Mhuire gan Smál. Léiríodh ceannasaíocht den scoth sna cúlaithe. Dhein Bláthín Ní Loingsigh roinnt sábháil iontacha chomh maith. Bhí pasanna maithe ag teacht ó na himreoirí lár na páirce Alison Ní Chonaill agus Áine Ní Loingsigh, agus dá bharr d'aimsigh Méabh Ní Shúilleabháin 1-01. Léirigh Erin Ní Bhuachalla agus Gillian Ní Choinceannáin obair foirne den scoth sna tosaithe. Dhein Caitlín Ní Mhathúna ritheanna iontacha isteach tríd cúlaithe Lios Dúin Bhearna, agug d'aimsigh Emma Ní Chríodáin na scóranna. Fuair Saoirse Ní Riordáin árd-mholadh ón réiteoir, agus bhronnadh gradam imreoir an chluiche ar chaptaen Scoil Mhuire Emma Ní Chríodáin. Ag deireadh na himeartha scór 3-13 go dtí 1-05 a bhí ann. Comhghairdeachas leis an bhfoireann bainistíochta Rachel Ní Mhuimhneacháin, Aileen Ní Laoire agus Seán Ó Muimhneacháin.
Foireann: Bláthín Ní Loingsigh, Shauna Ní Iarlaithe, Saoirse Ní Riordáin, Mollaí Ní Rinn(1-00), Bernie Ní Thuama, Sorcha Ní Iarlaithe, Ellie Ní Laoire, Emma Ní Chríodáin(1-11), Áine Ní Loingsigh, Sorcha Ní Chéilleachair, Erin Ní Bhuachalla, Caitlín Ní Mháthúna, Siobhán Ní Laoire(0-01), Gráinne Ní Chéilleachair, Gillian Ní Choinceannain, Méabh Ní Shuilleabháin(1-01), Laoise Ní Ríordáin, Alannah Ní Mhuirthile, Alison Ní Chonaill.

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Kilmichael Rovers who defeated Bunratty United to reach the Women's West Cork Cup final, with managers, Jerry Kelleher and Declan Kelly ©

Kilmichael Ladies Make History

Kilmichael Rovers Ladies soccer team made history recently as they reached the Women's West Cork Cup Final for the first ever time, beating Bunratty United ladies on a scoreline of 2-1 in Schull. The small club is making big strides this season under the guidance of joint coaches and managers, Jerry Kelleher and Declan Kelly. Team members include Celine Casey, Caroline Barry, Paula O'Riordan, Aine Galvin, Kerri Waite, Marian Cotter, Niamh Cotter (Captain), Becky Hennigan, Rose O'Riordan, Caitriona O'Donoghue, Sandra O'Mahony, Lily Healy, Mary Murphy, Mary Hallahan, Brid Kelleher, Liz Shiels & Amy Falvey.

Crookstown Karate Club

Crookstown club had great success over the Bank Holiday weekend. Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho travelled to Ireland to conduct training seminars and gradings. On Sunday May 1st six member of the club graded under his watchful eye. The club now has 4 additional Black belts, another 3rd brown belt & another green belt – well done to all. Danny Zumba ran a fantastic Zumba session in Crookstown Hall on Monday 2nd to raise funds for those travelling to the World Championships in Jakarta in August. We are very grateful to Danny and the other Zumba instructors for giving up their time for the club. On Friday June 17th the club will run an American Tea Party at the hall in Crookstown @ 8pm. If you are interesting in hosting a table, or would like to join a table, please contact Mary O'Donoghue (086-6079063) or Pat Sheehan (087-2550292). Looking forward to a fantastic night.

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results: Week 1. Seniors 1st Jim Nolan (10), James Deane (19), Noel Fuller (21) 45
NBS open singles:1st Colm O'Donoghue (6) Muskerry 39 pts, 2nd John Lawlor (13) 38 pts
Open singles: 1st Tony Busher (11) 41 pts ,2nd Jim Nolan (10) 40 pts, 3rd Joe Courtney (12) 40 pts, 4th Patrick Fitton (10) 40 pts.
Week 2. Three-person Team: 1st Alan O'Connor (14), John Desmond (21) Jonathon Desmond (17) 51 pts.
NBS open singles:1st Padraig O'Connor (2) 40 pts, 2nd David Hayes (18) 38 pts
Open 4/ball :1st Donncha Crowley (12) & Leo Hassett (10) Lisselane 48 pts 2nd Terence Sheehan (14) & Tony Sheehan (18) 47 pts,3rd Declan Bowen (12) & Sean McCahill (16) 46 pts.
Fixtures. Tuesday seniors, Thursday NBS open singles, Sat & Sun Club singles (restricted times)
Ladies Results: April 13 and 17th - 18-hole Stroke ILGU Medal. Winner: Yvonne Courtney (29). 66 net. 2nd Margaret Buckley (20) 74 net On back/9 3rd: Margaret Walsh (17) 74 net
Open 3 Person Team. Wed 20th April. Winners: Eileen Healy (11) Macroom. Mary Keane (25) Muskerry Ann Downey (29) Macroom 56pts On b/9. 2nd: Noreen Moloney (23) Lisselan. Margaret McSweeney (23) Lisselan Maura Forde (24) Macroom 56pts. 3rd: Frances Wood (16) Macroom. Bernie O'Riordan (26). Muskerry. Mary Tobin (28) Muskerry 52pts. On b/3.
Wed. 27th April O'Shea Cup 18hole S/F. Winner- Ann Morris (34) 43pts 2nd Anne Barry Murphy (21) 37pts 3rd Christina Cronin (21) 35pts. On B/9 4th Sheila Coughlan (27) 35pts