Lee Valley Outlook June 23 v13e13

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Poulanargid garden, overlooking Kilmichael ©Con Kelleher, Oakwood

Lee Valley Diary

Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race: Macroom on Thurs. 23rd June at 8pm.
Macroom Cemetery Mass: on Fri., June 24th at 7.30 pm.
Canovee National School: "Night at the Dogs" on Fri. 24th June in Curraheen Dog Track
Poulanargid Dog Show: Kilmurry on Fri, June 24th at 7p.m.
Toonsbridge: Greenshine in Toons Bridge Dairy 23rd June at 7.30 p.m.
Mass at St. John's Well: Fri 24th of June
Mushera Platform Dance: Fri., 24th of June, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Droumcarra: Coffee morning for Down Syndrome, Ire. on Sat., 25th June, 10-1, Dromey's Bar. Ballingeary Contact Centre, Jobs Open Evening: Mon 27th June @ 8 p.m. in Údarás na Gaeltachta's Business Park, Ballingeary
Macroom Library Bridge Group: in Fr. Ryan Hall, Thurs. June 30th. at 10 a.m.
Macroom Senior Citizens Summer Outing Sat. 2nd July from car park at 10.30.
Kilmurry Hist. and Arch. Association; 'A Mid Summer Garden Party', 9th July, 4-7 p.m. at Aspley House, Kilumney. '
Donoughmore: Vintage Car/Tractor run, 12.15pm from Cross, 10th July. Please register from 11 a.m.
Terelton Macra: 'Know Your Neighbour' event, 10th July, Foley's Bar at 5 30.
Macroom G.A.A. Cúl Camp: 18th-22nd July, Castle Grounds. See website for details.
Donoughmore Carnival takes place this year from the July 21st to 24th, 2016.
Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun day will take place on Sunday, August 7th 2016.
Ted's 9th Opel Vauxhall Run: Aug. 13th, from Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom
Macroom Library: Closed until further notice. See below
Briery Gap: Closed until further notice. See below

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:

Mountain Dew – The Book

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Martin Fitz-Gerald speaking at the launch of the Mountain Dew book. © Con Kelleher.

In a packed Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop, 'Macroom Mountain Dew – Memories of Ireland's First Rock Festival' by Roz Crowley was launched on Wed. 15th June, 2016, the 40th anniversary of the first Macroom Mountain Dew Festival. Present were most of the original committee. The honours were done by Mr Don Hall, son of the late and great Frank Hall who had opened the first festival in 1977.
The book was the brainchild of Martin Fitz-Gerald and brought to fruition by Roz Crowley. Martin opened proceedings and poignantly recalled the late Denis Murphy and his contribution. Canon Roberts blessed the book, his first time blessing a book. Author Roz Crowley spoke how she put the book together and the great co-operation she had from all. She enjoyed her task immensely. May Fitz-Gerald, Martin's grand-daughter, presented Roz with a bouquet of flowers and Jacqui, her aunt, read an excerpt. Dónal Gallagher, brother, soul-mate and guardian of Rory's legacy, spoke eloquently and proudly of Rory's music and achievements. Don Hall launched the book with a witty address and opined that the book, as well as being a superb read, will be an important document in the social history of the country.
The occasion was graced by the presence of reporters and photographers from The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, The Corkman and The Southern Star.
Refreshments were supplied and enjoyed, and a great evening was had by all.
You are strongly advised to get a copy at the reasonable price of €20 – available in Fitz-Gerald's Book Shop.

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John and Donal O'Callaghan, Festival Directors, at the launch of the Mountain Dew book. © Con Kelleher.

Macroom Lady Appointed Senator.

Macroom's Colette Kelleher recently became a senator. She was appointed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, on the recommendation of Mr Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil leader. She attended her first Seanad sitting on 8th June, 2016.
Colette is currently the C.E.O. of ' The Alzheimer Society of Ireland', one of the largest organisation advocating for and providing services to dementia sufferers in the country. She previously worked for Cope Foundation, and Cork Simon Community. When in England, her work for childcare was recognized by the granting of an O.B.E. She will bring a depth of knowledge and insight to these and related social issues.
Dementia describes a group of illnesses where there is progressive decline of brain function. There are many types of dementia but the most common are: 1. Alzheimer's disease; this is the most common type, accounting for about 50% of cases worldwide. It is most common in those over 65. Persistently not recalling recent events and difficulty with daily tasks are typical presentations. 2. Vascular (Blood vessel); this dementia is the second commonest form. It is caused by problems with circulation to the brain, often following a stroke. Progression tends to be stepwise. 3. Mixed (Alzheimer's and Vascular) ; this is a combination of the above 2. 4. Lewy Body dementia; this form can be mild at first and vary daily. It is characterized by hallucinations - seeing or hearing somebody or something that is not present, and delusions – false beliefs. 5. Pick's Disease; Typically this effects those in the 40-60 age group, and is often called 'early-onset' dementia. Changes in use of language, emotions, judgement and behaviour result in a change in personality.
How common is dementia? Currently there are almost 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland; 19,800 men and 34,650 women. This number is estimated to reach 130,000 by 2040.
The following link gives more information about dementia itself: http://www.alzheimer.ie/About-Dementia/What-is-Dementia.aspx.

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Senator Colette Kelleher, centre, with her husband, Seán Angland, and sister, Nancy O'Regan on her first day at Seanad Éireann. © Gus Kelleher.

The Gearagh;

Natura Site in the scenic Lee Valley is on the verge of its final death blow: The Gearagh on the River Lee is soon to be sacrificed to a wind farm. Thousands of followers and supporters of the 'River Runner Campaign to Recover the Lee Valley' are shocked and disgusted.
The recent decision by Cork County Council to grant planning permission for wind farms at the head waters of a key river, the Toon River, that flows into the heart of the alluvial forest, has been met with shock and great dismay throughout Cork and the Lee Valley. Despite clear evidence to show that the forested islands of the unique river delta will undergo further disintegration by increased flash flooding, CCC planners dismissed all such concerns and accepted the opposing arguments of the developer. Pleas to apply the EU Habitats Directive and develop a sustainable management plan for the Gearagh and the greater Lee Valley fell on deaf ears.
Kevin Corcoran of the West Cork Ecology Centre said the decision should be met more with fear rather than despair, as it lacks any sense of ecological morality by the planners. Instead the decision illustrates complete contempt for the Gearagh and makes a mockery of the Council's Biodiversity Plan. They did not give as much 0.1% sympathy to the protection of the environment, and effectively allowed the developer to put forward arguments that rubbished all objectors' concerns, of which not a single one was acknowledged. They made one serious flaw, however, in that they had to accept the recommendations of a report carried out by an An Bórd Pleanála Inspector who expressed serious concerns about the wind farms environmental impact on a unique and sensitive ecological area and so the planners requested a scaled down development of six rather than eleven turbines. This report had previously been dismissed by Bórd Pleanála and only came to light through a judicial review that over ruled a previous grant of permission for the wind farm. This fact alone proves that the development will cause serious damage, although the planners prefer to accept the developers' arguments of zero impact, and that the wind farm will have no negative contributory impact even in the worst cases of the obvious recurring excesses of climate change, with which Lee Valley residents are most familiar with now.
Following this recent decision, I have already made a very strong plea to the head of the EU Commission on Environmental Law Enforcement and Cohesion, Mr Paul Speight, to intervene and force the Irish authorities to protect this globally unique 'Natura Site'.
Our ongoing petition is here www.mp2films.com All signatures will be attached to our appeal on July 1st, 2016. Declan O'Mahony.

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St Mary's, Macroom, Leaving Certificate Class 2016; © Tim Coleman

St. Mary's Updates

The school community of St. Marys' Secondary School is preparing to celebrate 150 years of the Sisters of Mercy in Macroom during the 2016/2017 school year. We are inviting contributions from anyone who may have photographs, artefacts, and memories/reflections for inclusion in a publication and/or public exhibition.
This is particularly relevant given the closure of the convent in recent years and the enormous contribution made by the Sisters since they first arrived in Macroom. The Mercy Sisters have had a significant impact on Primary and Secondary education, health care and social care. The school wishes to acknowledge and document this with a publication which will be available before Christmas.
If you have anything suitable and would like to contribute you are kindly asked to contact the school. Phone: 026/41544, 087/2870333, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the end of July. CK

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Macroom pilgrims with Fr. Roberts and Fr McCarthy in Lourdes where they lit a candle for the victims of the fire at St. Colman's Park. ©Hannie Corkery

Macroom Library

Macroom Library Closure: Due to the recent fire in the Briery Gap building, Macroom Library will remain closed until further notice. All general queries can be made to Cork County Library HQ at 021/4546499. Macroom library updates, opening times and contact details for branches are available on the County Library website www.corkcoco.ie/library, and also via our library App. Items can be renewed online on the 'Your Library Account' section of the County Library website or patrons can return items during our closure to any nearby branch, for example, Ballincollig, Ballyvourney, Bandon or Millstreet. We regret any inconvenience to library users.
Macroom Library Bridge Group Notice; Due to the closure of Macroom Library, the Wednesday morning meeting of the Library Bridge group will transfer venue to "Fr Ryan Hall" commencing on Thurs. June 30th. at 10 a.m.

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Briery Gap: 'Murder at Shandy Hall': At the launch of the forthcoming Briery Gap production of 'Murder at Shandy Hall' were Pat O'Connell, Lorraine Lynch, Noel O'Driscoll, Alan Kiely (Musical Director), Martin Coughlan, Ann Dunne (Manager Briery Gap), Patrick Bergin (Actor), Michael Sheridan (Author/Director) and Liz Barry . ©Lee Valley Outlook LARGE PLEASE and if you could include whole picture, showing all of the Briery Gap

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Jack Cotter mans the bar at T.P.s. ©Con Kelleher

T.P. Cotter's 

ack Cotter went to the Convent and later, the Boys' National School in Macroom. However, he spent 5th and 6th classes in Ring with Johnny Warren and Eamon Murphy, Coachford. He attended Rochestown for one year and then transferred to De La Salle, Macroom to complete his secondary education. Classmates included Paudie Murphy, John O'Callaghan (Palfab), Paddy Casey, Seán Bradley, Pa Goold, Tim 'Bonzo' O'Sullivan, Chris Cronin, Jimmy Lynch, Joe 'Fudge' Moloney and the deceased Dónal Lucey, The Bridge.
Jack sat his Leaving in 1971 and resisted family pressure to do 'something' after school. He was adamant that he liked the bar and wanted to stay at home in the business. He has been 'home' since, more than 44 years on. Jack says the work is hard, but he likes it. Down through the years, he was always able to enjoy the 'craic'. For entertainment, he went to the Cinema several times a week, enjoyed a few pints, played - and won – at basketball in The Youth Club/ Castle Ballroom and also did some cross-country running. The Tops of the Towns was a big event in town and he enjoyed participating in that.
1988 and 1989 were defining years for Jack. The business was transferred to him following his father, Jerry's death in November 1988. In 1989 Jack married Breda Lynch, the love of his life. Sheila Lynch, Breda's mother, owned The Castle Bar in the North Square. Breda worked in the office of Neville's Bakery. Liz, Jack's sister, married Kevin Browne the same year.
In 1990 Jack and Breda did their first major refurbishment of the pub. Italia '90 was on; the country was soccer crazy and this delayed Billy Casey, the builder, from starting the job. TPs was at the centre of all the soccer hype but Schilacchi's goal put an end to the magic and the madness. Business continued during the subsequent renovation as they were able to use next door – the former Post Office – as a bar, as they had bought this some years before. Macroom won the Intermediate County in 1990. Paul Kingston's bike was painted green and white when he left it outside the pub. A second major renovation was done in 2002, and this time they added a kitchen, changing the business to a bar cum restaurant.
Jack and Breda's household grew, with the arrival of their children, David, John and Maeve. Today, they all continue to help out in the bar while David also works in the bank in Cork; John is studying to be a Primary school teacher and Maeve is doing Nursing in Waterford. The bar remains the core activity but serving food is also essential. They hold an annual tribute gig to Rory Gallagher, and they cater for private functions as well.
Jack has endless stories about the bar, the town and the area. He tells one yarn about an election, and Bobby Molloy, then Fianna Fáil Minister for Local Government, being introduced by Willie O'Brien, an ardent FF supporter, to 'Ma' Cotter, the great Fine Gael woman, and, in jest, signing a bit of paper, giving her permission to build any size house anywhere in Ireland! Unfortunately, the evidence is gone!
The pub's appeal spreads far wider than Macroom and its hinterland and recently T.P.'s was visited by the 'Sunday World's pub spy and received 5 stars, a very high rating. During their long tenure, Jack and Breda have seen many changes. They recall the recession of the 80s, the Celtic Tiger years and again the downturn. The drink driving laws and the smoking ban have radically changed the bar business but they learned to adapt successfully to the times, with the introduction of food.
The bar continues to do well and they employ up to 10 people, between full and part-time staff. T.P.'s continues to be a place of a warm welcome, good drink, excellent food and congenial company. Breda and Jack enjoy their work, and continue to enhance the rich history of 113 years serving the people of Macroom and its environs.
By Con Kelleher.

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Jack Cotter, front right, on an early basketball team ©Dennis Dinneen Collection


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Cork- Kerry LGFA Championship match action in Castle Grounds, Macroom, 17/6/2016. © Martin Lawless.

Cork v. Kerry – LGFA Munster Championship in Macroom on 17th June, 2016; Macroom hosted the Munster LGFA championship clash of Cork and Kerry on Fri. 17th of June. The Castle Grounds was in immaculate condition due to the care of Denis Noonan and his team. Macroom underage girls formed a guard of honour for the Cork team as they entered the pitch. Before a large crowd and despite a good start, the Cork side was beaten by a better Kerry team on the night.
Macroom Library Bridge Group Notice; Due to the closure of Macroom Library, the Wed. morning meeting of the Library Bridge Group will transfer venue to The Fr. Ryan Hall, commencing on Thurs. June 30th. at 10 a.m.

Daniel Kingston Memorial Road Race will take place in Macroom on Thursday 23rd June at 8pm. Registration is before the race, at Macroom Sports Complex from 5.30pm to 7.45pm. Walkers are welcome to come along too. The usual refreshments will be provided in the Sports Complex, Castle Grounds after the race. The race is in aid of Cork Arc Cancer Support House. To date more than €211,000 has been raised through the support of the public.

Macroom Cemetery Mass in St Colman's, Killarney Road, on Fri. June 24 at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

Poulanargid Dog Show. Poulanargid Harrier Club will present the annual show in Kilmurry on Friday, June 24 at 7p.m. Proceeds to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Mushera Platform Dance will take place on Friday 24th of June, after Mass at St. John's Well, from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Music by Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound.

Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retirement Group: Summer outing to Midleton and Tramore on Sat. July 2nd. Bus departs car park at10.30. a.m. Evening meal in Mai Fitz's. Tickets cost €30s. Please contact Evelyn at 026 41070.

Wedding 100. A gathering to celebrate the 100th wedding anniversary of James(Jimmy) Cotter, Kilmore, Ballingeary and Bridget O'Riordan, Shanballyshane, Kilnamartyra was held in Macroom recently. The couple got married in St. Colman's Church Macroom on 28/04/1916 and set up home in Leades, Aghinagh. Their descendants to date total 77. Mass was celebrated by the couple's grandson, Macroom native, Fr. Gerard O'Connor, PP Aglish and a reception followed in The Castle Hotel which was attended by the couple's 17 grandchildren and their families, together with their local Cotter, O'Connell, Lynch and O'Riordan cousins.

Bowling. Brendan O' Callaghan, Danny Burke, Jim Coffey and Michael Lucey braved terrible conditions to play a thrilling score; for courage, strength, endurance and tenacity its like was not seen for years. It was comparable to a score played by Micky O' Driscoll against Mick Barry in Kilbrittain in 1962. The contested was supervised by 2002 Gaeltacht under-18 champion, Dr. Daniel Burke, B.E. PhD. Michael Lucey and P.J. Lehane were marshals on the road, and were just as entitled to be called heroes.

Inchigeela: 'Open Water Swimming' in Loch Allua. Meet at the mobile home on the South Lake Road every Wed. @ 7.30pm. Contact Cathal at 087 7469286.
Iveleary: Fr. Martin O'Driscoll, P.P. Iveleary celebrated the 30th anniversary of his ordination with a mass in Inchigeela church, and afterwards he held a party in The Hall, Inchigeela where a large crowd of his family, friends and parishioners attended. Pic 47

Eire Óg camogie club recently held their annual 5k family fun run in Farran Woods. The prize winners were as follows; Ladies: 1st Ciara Mangan, 23:03, 2nd Nicola Doherty , 23:53, 3rd Isobel Sheehan 24:42. Gents: 1st Tim Crowley 17:58, 2nd John O Mahony 18:19. 3rd Daithi Creedon Time 18:4.

Macroom, Leanbh Montesorri; The children were recently visited by Dentist Rita who chatted about oral hygiene.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: June 19th: Jackpot €5,750; Numbers drawn were 1,8,12,17– No winner; €50 was won by euro Connie O'Keeffe, Dooniskey and €25 each by Buckley family, Knockshanavee,Jack Fitzgerald, Carrigadrohid and €25 euro on line by Ellen Ahern. The next lotto draw will be on June 26th, in Hickey's ,Aherla for Jackpot of €5.900.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 16/6/16 ; Next Week's Jackpot €2,000; €70 won by- Clodagh Callaghan, Inchigeela, and €20 each was won by - Tommy Kelleher, The Lawn, Macroom, 0 – Bridget Crowley, Coolmountain, Dunmanway, Eileen Coakley, c/o The Westlodge Bantry and - Darran O' Brien, Clondrohid.

Kilmichael GAA Lotto: 12th June, 2016; Numbers drawn: 13-16-21- 22. €50 won by Stephen Kelly, Gneeves; €25 won by Theresa Hurley, Mallow, Coppeen, Anne Buttimer, Ahakeera, and Susan Noonan, Inchigeela. Next week's Jackpot is €15,000. 19th June, 2016;
Numbers drawn were 22-27-28- 34; €50 won by Bernie O'Dwyer, Clashbridane and €25 each by Aoife McCarthy, Ardcahan, Thady Oldham, c/o Dromeys and JJCD, c/o Dermot Foley.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto results; 07/06/2016 - Jackpot €9,000. Winning Numbers 6-23-30. No Winner - €70 goes to Jim O'Riordan, Cork St. Macroom. €20 each was won by Katie Dinneen, New St., Anne Hurley, C/O Mc Carthy's Newsagents, Olan Buckley, Kilnagurteen, Murphy & Murray, Railway View, Mary Deasy, Sleaveen, - all from Macroom. Next Week's Jackpot is €9200 and the draw takes place in the Castle Hotel Bar. 14/06/2016 - Winning Numbers are 11-14-33. - No Winner. €70 was won by Margaret O'Riordan, Dripsey, Co. Cork. €20 each won by Conor McAuliffe, Coolyhane, Aoife O'Sullivan, Meadowlands, Leah Goold, Gurteenroe, Daniel Buckley, Kilnagurteen, and Shelia Buttimer, Coolcower – all of Macroom. Next Week's Jackpot is €9400 and Draw takes place in T.P. Cotter's Bar.

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Coachford AFC 1985: Back Row l/r: Stephen Merrick, John Murphy, Michael O'Connell, Mick Herlihy, Michael Murphy, Declan Casey, Thady Delaney. Front Row l/r: Johnny Moynihan, Timmy Buckley, Sean O'Leary, Michael Walsh, Frank McSweeney, Declan Murphy, Pat Barry Murphy. © Declan O'Connell

Coachford AFC Lotto Results: 14/6/2016, Jackpot: €4,800, Numbers Drawn: 20 – 27 – 31. No Winner. €40 goes to Philip Cullinane and €20 each to O'Connell Boys, Liam Twomey, Ger Carey andKathleen Healy (Yearly Ticket). 20/6/2016, Jackpot: €5,000.Numbers Drawn: 8 – 9 – 12. No Winner. €40 won by Susan Ward and €20 by Helen Barrett, Steve Crowley, John Herlihy and Mary Sullivan & Con Lucey. .

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Transition Year students from De la Salle College Macroom with their Gaisce President's awards ©An Scoil

Lee Valley Updates

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Fr. Martin O'Driscoll, P.P. Iveleary, on 30th anniversary of his ordination outside Inchigeela church. © Connie Cronin

Ballingeary Updates;

New contact centre to open in Ballingeary. Hertz Smarttraveller Concierge Ltd., in conjunction with Údarás na Gaeltachta, are holding an Open Evening for people who are interested in working for a new contact centre operation which will open in Ballingeary in the coming weeks. The company will provide travel, location, and service information to tourists in a partnership deal with Hertz Corporation, the car rental giant.
The new contact centre which will be located in an Údarás na Gaeltachta office building in Ballingeary in the Muskerry Gaeltacht, and is expected to employ 20 people over the next two years. The company is currently hiring team leaders and operatives to work in the new contact centre. Jim McCoy, Director of Hertz Smarttraveller, says he is looking for people with good communications and customer relations skills, and wishes to encourage people from the surrounding areas or those that wish to return home to apply for the positions.
The informal Open Evening which will take place on Monday 27th June @ 8pm in Údarás na Gaeltachta's Business Park, Ballingeary, and will provide information on what the company does and what the positions involve, and will be followed by a short Q. &A. session. For those wishing to register their interest in working in the centre please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or come along to the Open Evening. Further Information: Jim McCoy, Hertz Smartraveller, 026 63210.

Canovee Updates;

School Fundraiser; In November 2015, Canovee National School commenced the building of an extension to meet the increasing demands of the increasing number of pupils – pupil numbers are up over 50% from 2007, the year of the last extension.
In April last the parents and guardians of the students, along with the staff and members of the Board of Management formed a committee to raise the shortfall of money between grant and cost of the extension. The extension will include a new modern classroom, a resource room and a learning support classroom, a new enclosed playground and expansion of the current smaller play yard. Following much discussion it was decided to hold a "Night at the Dogs" on Fri. 24th June next in Cork Dog Track, Curraheen. A very large portion of this fundraiser is the 'Race Booklet' which is circulated to the public on the night of the races. Each and every business, company, shop, sole trader and licenced premises within a large radius was approached by the members of the committee who sought adverts or sponsorship in a variety of ways. It was surprisingly well received and reasonably well achieved, some members of our committee exceeding all expectations!! Well done to them for completing a mammoth task!!
Another part of the committee's function was to ensure a good night will be had by all, and to help this some extra functions have been organized. For each race on the night, families or individuals can 'purchase' a dog, they can then name this dog to suit their family or even favourite team and it will add to the excitement of the night....there will be a bottle of Champagne, box of chocolates and a book for the dog 'Owner' on the night. (Books are kindly donated by Celtic Books). A clown will be present to entertain the younger children, and possibly more surprises on the night....work is not finished on this yet.
Our aim is to sell as many tickets as possible and these are available from committee members, in the school office and also from our local shop, Ted and Noreen Dunne's in Carrigadrohid. Only tickets purchased in advance go towards the school fundraiser. So please buy your tickets, purchase a 'dog' and join us on what promises to be a great night.

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Carraigastaighre Famine Mass ©Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

FEILE PEIL NA NOG: Clondrohid welcome Clann Na Gael,Monaghan who will arrive in at 2.30pm this Friday June 24 for this year's U 14 Féile Peil na n-Óg, a big event in Clondrohid's G.A.A. calendar.
Matches commence at 5pm; Clondrohid V Kilmurry at 5.45; Clann na Gael V Dreadnots at 6.30, Clann na Gael V Kilmurry, and at 7. 15 Clondrohid V Dreadnots.
Tea, sandwiches, refreshments and entertainment will be in the Marquee. There will be music later in the Tavern.
On Sat at 11am Clondrohid play Clann na Gael. Then at 1.45 and 2.30 will be the Shield Quarter Finals, and at 3.15 and 4pm will be theCup Quarter Finals Cup Quarter Finals. On Sunday at 9am everyone is invited to give a good send off to players. The Semi Finals and Finals will be held in Mallow. Everyone is welcome to come along to support and help this tournament.
DANIEL KINGSTON MEMORIAL ROAD RACE: This Thurs evening June 23 at 8pm. Registration is from 5,30pm to 7.45 at Sports Complex. Walk ,jog or run. Everyone is welcome.
MASS AT ST JOHNS WELL: This annual Mass takes place this Friday night June 24 at 7.30pm on the slopes of Mushera mountain. After mass everyone is welcome to the Mushera Platform to enjoy the craic and dance away to the music of Jerome Coakley and Lee Sound, finishing around 10.30pm. Weather should be good so have fun.
MACROOM GRAVEYARD MASS: This mass in memory of all buried in St. Colmans cemetery will take place on this Fri nightJune 24 at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
ROSARY AT GROTTO: Take a trip down the Curragh Road Clondrohid this Sun., June 26, where the Rosary will be recited at 7,30pm at the Grotto. All are welcome.
DEFIBRILLATOR CLONDROHID COMMITTEE: Ann O'Connell, P.R.O., would like to thank those who contributed to its recent church gate collection, and to the local businesses who gave so generously. Without your support it would be difficult to maintain these defibrillators, which may be needed to save a life.
CLONDROHID DEVELOPMENT GROUP; would like to remind residents of the village to do their best to keep the village looking clean and tidy, and not shabby, as we enter Tidy Town competition time.
DANCING IS IN THE AIR: Crossroad dancing has commenced for the summer in Berrings on a Saturday night and Lahern on Sunday nights.
CUL CAMP: This will run in Clondrohid from Wed. June 29 to Sat. July 2 from 10 to 3pm. It is open to Primary school children ages 6 to 13, costing €55 for first child, €45 for second and €40 after that,. Contact Fergal Kelleher on 0879359704. Registration closing this Friday night June 24
FIXTURE: U14BFL on Thurs. June 30 Clondrohid v Tracton at 7.30pm


Toonsbridge: Greenshine returns to Toons Bridge Dairy. Local trio Greenshine, that is Noel Shine, Mary Greene and Ellie Shine, are set to return to Toons Bridge Dairy to perform for the second year at this beautiful, intimate venue. Last year's event was a revelation of wonderful songs, warm banter and delicious food, and seats are sure to be snapped up for Thurs. June 23. To get tickets and Info, please text 087 4161791 or 087 3457790. Those familiar with Greenshine's music will know that it is a magic carpet ride of songs and tunes from the folk tradition, interspersed by original pieces and their own particular take on the songs of artists such as Amy Winehouse, Bob Dylan and Kings of Leon. Since last year Greenshine have been in the studio, busily recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed first album Greenshine, which was championed by Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon, and was included on Radio One's Recommended New Music list. Their second album is due for release in the autumn. In the meantime, they are releasing a beautiful single The Girl in the Lavender Dress featuring Ellie on lead vocals and the Toons Bridge Concert will act as a mini launch for the single which Alf McCarthy, Radio One's legendary Late Date presenter, described as: "The perfect summer sound." Pic 61

Coachford Updates

Coachford National School pupils launch Food Business.Parents, pupils and teachers were given a real 'Taste of Coachford National School' at a Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) event in the school last week. 'Taste of CNS' was hosted by the school's fifth and sixth class students who set up a food business, under the same name, as part of the JEP programme.
The 10 - 16 week scheme annually supports 10,000 national school children in developing their entrepreneurial and business skills. It also helps pupils to develop literacy, technology, numeracy, problem solving, creative, team-building and collaboration skills.
Last year, Coachford pupils planted an herb garden as part of another project which saw them produce an Herbal Primer textbook (also launched last week) containing information on how to grow herbs and suggesting various medicinal and food recipe uses for them.
The book, which is now on sale, was produced in association with Coachford based herbalist, Nikki Darrell.
This year, the pupils decided to use the herbs they were growing at school to found a business as part of the JEP.
'Taste of CNS' saw the pupils use a variety of herbs in different food products which they made available for sale in school. The products included basil pesto, fennel topped pizza, lemon & herb chicken with thyme crisps, chive rolls, pancakes with chocolate and coriander sauce, roast rosemary potatoes and mint ice cream.
"I'd never made ice cream before and the mint was quite hard to grow but we thought we would give it a go and it turned out really tasty," said fifth class pupil, Orna Cahill.
Abbey Healy, Ciara Merrigan and Eve Cahill, who made coriander topped pizza and pancakes with chocolate and coriander sauce, described their food products as "delicious" and "indulgent".
Sixth class pupil, Shannon Cotter, said: "It's been a really interesting project with lots of different parts to it, and it has made me think about what it's like running a business."

Kilmurry Updates:

Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association presents 'A Mid Summer Garden Party' on 9th July, 2016, 4-7 p.m. at Aspley House,Kilumney. It is a 'Buffet and Musical Entertainment'. Tickets are €20 each. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tel Anna @ 086 0605540.

Donoughmore Updates:

Ladies Football: The Donoughmore Ladies football under-age section continues to thrive, with girls playing in U6 to U16 age groups. The U6, U8, U10 and U12 teams train every Wednesday, and the U14s and U16s train every Mon. in Stuake. To ensure the Club goes from strength to strength, the Club embarked on a mission to replace their well-worn team Jerseys. With the backing of local businesses, each group were recently presented with a new set of jerseys which will benefit them greatly. The Club hopes that the girls will have as much success wearing their new jerseys. as they did wearing the old set. The Club would like to say a 'Huge Thank You' to the sponsors of the New Jerseys, as without their support replacing the jerseys would not have been possible.
Donoughmore Vintage Club is holding its annual tractor and car run on the 10th July at 12:15 from Donoughmore Cross. Registration is from 11am. Refreshments will be available before and after the run. All proceeds from this event will go to Firmount National School building fund.
The 47th Donoughmore Carnival takes place from the 21st to 24th July, 2016. This family-friendly event welcomes all ages to celebrate the local community of Donoughmore. This year's carnival will cater for everyone in the family, with interesting and entertaining sights, sounds and tastes throughout the weekend. Visitors at the carnival can enjoy amusements rides, shopping for fresh local produce, arts and crafts, street entertainment, sports activities, and various performances by local creative artists.
The 'Donoughmore 7' will take place on Fri. Evening. For all you 'foodie' lovers, the long awaited launch of our cookery book will happen on Sat. night.
We expect a large crowd to view the 1916 Exhibition, organised by The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation in the community hall on Sun. This will be followed by a Monster Bingo that evening.
As a prelude to the Carnival , Dave Rea will be playing in Donoughmore Community Centre on Fri., 15th July - tickets available on the door, €10.00.
Call Mary @ 086/3578879 for further details: please come and support. Visit Donoughmore Carnival Facebook page for further information and details.

Dripsey Updates;

Dripsey Community Association and Dripsey Tidy Towns are hosting this year's 6KM Fun Run and 'Funday' in partnership on Sun. 26th June. This year's chosen charity is the Friends of Leukaemia. All money raised is going towards; Dripsey Community Association 40%, Dripsey Tidy Towns 40% and Friends of Leukaemia 20%. It will be a great day to spend with family, friends and neighbours while raising money for a worthy cause. The day kicks off with a Fun 6km Run; registration starting at 12 noon at The Weigh Inn Bar, and the race commences at 1.30pm sharp. Afterwards there will be a free BBQ provided by the Weigh Inn Bar, bouncing castle, face painting, games, races and lots more for both young and old. Pat Kelleher will be entertaining us in the open air, and to finish off the day we have a Trad. session in the Bar afterwards, from 8 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME - The Fun Run is open to both runners and walkers, so bring along family, friends etc.

Kilmichael Updates:

Down Syndrome Ireland: A Coffee Morning will be held in Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra, Kilmichael on Sat. 25th June from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. There will also be a Cake Sale and Raffle. Your support would be appreciated. "Jump for Charity"
Parachute Jump; Pat Crowley, Kilmichael, eventually got to do her parachute jump on Sun 5th June, and thankfully the weather was kind. It was a fantastic experience - never too old to try something new). €2,487 was donated - €192 through "My Charity.ie". I give a huge 'Thank You' to all who donated and especially to the anonymous donor of €100. Cheques were presented last week to Cope and CoAction. Both charities will use the money to buy furniture and equipment for their centres. On their behalf, I thank you all again.

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Comórtas Peile: An t-Uachtarán Micheál D. Ó h-Uigínn, Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán CLG agus uasail eile. © Nóra Ní Luasa.

Báile Mhuirne Updates

An t-Uachtarán agus an Comórtas; Reachtáil Cumann Peile Naomh Abán Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2016 deireadh seachtaine na cincíse. Ghlac suas le 24 fhoireann agus os cionn 600 imreoirí peilepairt ann. Bhí sár deireadh seachtaine againn le cuiarteoirí ina mílte ó chian is ó chongar. Ar lá na croabhacha ar an luan bhí cuairteóir spesialta againn, Úachtaran na hÉireann Micheál D Ó hUigínn, an chéad uair riamh gur fhreastal Úachtaran ar an gComortas agus ba mhór an onóir don chlub é. Táimíd thar a bheith buioch chomh maith go raibh Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail linn don deireadh seachtaine ar fad. Moladh go mór an sár fhoirgneamh nua atá Forbartha againn " Árus Íosagáin" agus na háiseanna uilig. Ba mhaith linn buiochas ó chroí a ghabháil leo siúd a bhí ag obair no a bhí ag cabhrú san foirgneamh roimh ré. Buiochas spesialta dár nurraithe go léir, ní bheadh an Chomórtas ann gan iad. Bhí spioraid iontach sa pharóiste don deireadh seachtaine agus dhein gach nuile duine sár iarracht fáilte a chur roimh ár gcuairteoirí agus d'úsaid gach éinne an deis a chuid gaoluinne a labhairt, rud a chuaigh ibhfeidhm go mór ar na meain a bhí inár measc. Maith sibh uilig.

Macra Matters

Donoughmore Macra's Brian O'Reilly and Diarmuid Lee recently won regional senior and U-23 dairy stock-judging. Diarmuid O'Connell was runner-up in the senior category. Well done to them all. Members travelled to Carriganimma for a club exchange with Aghinagh Macra. A group went to Athboy, Co. Meath for the 'Miss Blue Jeans' weekend to support Aghinagh Macra's Sheila Lynch. And she certainly did the region proud! Miss Louth, Dearbhla O'Connor won the title. We were in the national finals of tag rugby but were knocked out in the group stages. We didn't win but had a great weekend. We held our AGM on Sat. the 11th, and new officers were elected. Alan Twomey resumes in the role of Chairperson; Eithne Healy stays on as Secretary; Tom Carroll is the new Treasurer, Daniel Buckley and Elaine O Connell were chosen as PROs; Diarmuid Lee was elected as YFDG officer, while Diarmuid O Connell is the new Sports Officer and Heather Healy resumes as Social Officer. On Sun. morning members attended Firmount National School 6Km Run in aid of the new building development fund and went onto Aghinagh in the afternoon for their 5Km Run and 'Know Your Neighbour' day. We enjoyed 2 great events in one day. Members will next the Muskerry AGM, and then Cork Summer Show at the weekend.
Berrings; Macra na Feirme were delighted to present a cheque for €1,250 to Marymount Hospice. The money was raised at the club's annual carol singing in O'Leary's Centra, Tower. At the presentation were Colm O'Leary, Noreen Healy, Joanne Casey, Nicole Sherlock, Aileen Sheehan, Norma Downing, Niamh O'Shea and Diarmuid O'Leary.


'Eligible' by Curtis Sittenfeld.

The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York city. With five sisters under the same roof, old patterns return fast. Soon they are being berated for their single status. However all may change when the Lucas family BBQ throws them in the way of some eligible single men,...........

It is available now in Fitz-Gerald's Bookshop at €15.50


Suicide Prevention Lisheens House Suicide Prevention Charity was founded in 2014 with the aim of providing free counselling to people in distress. The charity has accredited counsellors based throughout West Cork and Cork City, giving a service that is quick and easily accessible.
The aim for 2016 is to expand services to include educational and training programmes to give people the necessary coping skills to deal with the challenges and stresses that life presents. Lisheens House is there to help people and promote positive mental health and paths to recovery. The website is www.lisheenshouse.ie

Sports Mad

GAA  Cork County Championships 2016

Senior Hurling Championship

Round 1- now completed
Erin's Own 1-17 CIT 1-14
Imokilly 3-20 UCC 1-11

Round 2A (winners from Round 1)
Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3

Douglas v Imokilly
St Finbarr's v Erin's Own
Midleton 3-21 Newtownshandrum 1-15
Blackrock v Duhallow
Glen Rovers v Sarsfields
Avondhu v Bride Rovers

Round 2B (Losers from Round 1)
Winners to Round 3.
2B Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Ballyhea 2-14 Carrigtwohill 1-10
Ballymartle v Carbery
Newcestown v Carrigdhoun
Killeagh v UCC
Youghal v Bishopstown
Na Piarsaigh - a bye

Round 3
13 teams (Losers of R 2A v Winners of R 2B plus Na Piarsaigh). 6 Games + 1 Bye to Round 4. Winners to R4. Losers eliminated.

Round 4
Round 4. 13 teams. 5 Games. 5 Winners, + 3 Byes to quarterfinals.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2A (Winners from Round 1)
Winners to Quarterfinals as seeded team. Losers to R3

Carrigaline v Ballinhassig
Cloyne 2-16 Fermoy 1-15
Valley Rvrs v INNISCARRA
Bandon 2-15 Watergrasshill 0-16

Round 2B (Losers from Round 1)
Winners to Round 3. Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Mallow v Tracton
Kilworth v Kanturk
Castlelyons 1-17 Courceys 1-13
Charleville 1-23 BLARNEY 0-14

Round 3.
8 teams. 4 games. 4 Winners to Quarterfinal
Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 games - Winners of R 2A (seeded) v winners of R3.

Blarney 0 – 14 Charleville 1 – 23
Charleville, last year's Intermediate champions (defeating Dripsey in the final), are now through to round three of the Premier grade after this decisive win over Blarney at Páirc Uí Rinn. The winners started the game in brilliant fashion and led by seven points, 0-10 to 0-3, after the first quarter and never looked back subsequently. Paudie Cremin had two of the Blarney scores with Barra O'Connell getting the other. The second quarter was more even with scoring matched, which meant that the winners were still seven points to the good at half time. Again the teams were evenly matched, in play and in scoring, in the third quarter but Blarney missed some good chances of cutting the deficit. In the 48th minute however, Charleville got through for a vital goal to give them a lead of 1-19 to 0-13 and from there to the finish the North Cork side were in control, if never quite able to relax.
Blarney scorers: B O'Connell 0-6 (0-2fs), D Cremin 0-4, C Murphy 0-2, D Dunlea and M Coleman 0-1 each.
Blarney: Paul Hallissey; John Barrett, David Walsh, Darragh McSweeney: Joe Jordan, Peter Philpott, Mark Coleman: Ray Murphy, Brian Hurley: Mark O'Leary, Barra O'Connell, Stephen Lohan: David Dunlea, David Cremen, Colin Murphy. Subs: Paul O'Connor, Richard O'Shea, Craig Sykes.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 1
Kilbrittain 1-11 GRENAGH 0-11

Round 2A (Round 1 winners)
12 teams - 6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3

Argideen Rangers v Kilbrittain
Fr O'Neills 1-15 Meelin 2-9
St Finbarrs v Glen Rovers
Aghada v Castlemartyr
Ballygarvan v Ballinhassig

Round 2B (Losers from Round 1)
14 teams (12 Losers of R1 and 2 Preliminary Round Lsers); 7 Games - Winners to Round 3, Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Ballymartle v Blackrock
Milford v Douglas
Kildorrery v Na Piarsaigh
ÉIRE ÓG v Carrigaline

Round 3: 13 teams (Losers of R 2A (6) v Winners of R 2B (7)). 6 Games + 1 Bye to Round 4. Winners to R4. Losers eliminated.

Round 4. 13 teams (Winners of R 2A v Winners of R 3 + 3 byes). 5 Games. Winners + 3 Byes to quarterfinals. Only winners of R2 can get a Bye in this round.

Quarterfinals. Winners of Round 4 + 3 Byes. 8 teams. 4 Games

Grenagh 0 –11 Kilbrittain 1 – 11
Grenagh must now face off with Dripsey in a Round 3 knock out contest after going under to Kilbrittain by a goal in heavy rain at Mayfield. The outstanding Tom Kenny hit over five points for Grenagh in a very even first half and with DD Dorgan striking another, it was 0-6 each at the break. In the second half, Kilbrittain went into a four point lead but Tom Kenny then hit over a brace to narrow the deficit. Ten minutes from time, a Ross Cashman long range free (ironically, ordered to be re-taken after his first effort went wide) finished up in the Grenagh net to open up a five point gap and even though Grenagh responded well to this reverse with points from Tom Kenny and John Russell, there was still a goal between the teams at the final whistle.
Grenagh scorers: T Kenny 0-9 (03fs), J Russell and DD Dorgan 0-1 each.
Grenagh: M Barry: P McCarthy, K Cummins, A Buckley: A Duggan, G Russell, C Kenny: E O'Donovan, N Doherty: DD Dorgan, T Kenny, S Cronin: C O'Sullivan, J Russell and A Kenny. Sub: T Walsh (47).

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1
(A) Fr O' Neills v Ballymartle
(B) Courcey Rovers v Douglas
(C) St Finbarrs v BLARNEY
(D)Shandrum v Ballinhassig
(E) Newcestown v INNISCARRA
(F) Killeagh/St Ita's v Bishopstown
(G) Blackrock v Glen Rovers
(H) Sarsfield v Valley Rovers
(I) Mallow v Duhallow
(J) Carrigaline v Midleton
(K) Charleville v Na Piarsaigh

Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
H v F, C v J, B v E, G v I, D v K, A a bye

Round 3 - 17 teams, one game + 15 byes. Loser eliminated.
Round 4 - (seeded) 8 games with seed to be drawn in slots 1, 3, 5 and 7

Junior B Hurling Championship 2016

Draw for the Quarter-Finals:
Kilavullen v Lough Rovers, Belgooly v Ballincurra, Rathpeacon v Dromtariffe, Bantry Blues/Randal Óg v Whitechurch

Senior Football Championship

Round 2A (All winners of rd 1)
12 teams -6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3

St Finbarrs 1-12 Carbery 1-9
Valley Rovers 0-13 Carrigaline 0-5
Bishopstown 3-9 U.C.C. 1-13
Carbery Rangers 1-13 Douglas 0-12
Castlehaven 4-17 CIT 3-9
Nemo Rangers 3-12 MUSKERRY 2-9

Round 2B (Losers of Prelim and rd 1)
13 teams - 6 Games + 1 Bye to R3
Winners to Round 3. Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Ilen Rovers 4-12 Dohenys 3-9
Clonakilty 3-14 St Nicks 0-9
Duhallow 3-17 Seandun 0-3
Avondhu 1-9 O'D Rossa 1-7
Newcestown 3-13 Aghada 1-10
Clyda a bye

Round 3. 13 teams (Losers of R 2A v Winners of R 2B). 6 Games + 1 Bye to Round 4. Winners to R4. Losers eliminated.

Round 4. 13 teams. 5 Games. 5 Winners + 3 Byes to quarterfinals.

Round 3 Qualifiers to date:
Carbery, Carrigaline, UCC, Douglas, CIT, MUSKERRY and Clyda from 2A and Ilen Rovers, Clonakilty, Ballincollig or Beara, Duhallow, Avondhu and Newcestown from 2B.

Round 4 to date:
St Finbarrs, Valley Rovers, Bishopstown, Carbery Rangers, Castlehaven, Nemo Rangers.

Muskerry 2 – 9 Nemo Rangers 3 – 12
Muskerry were without midfielder Miceál Ó Deasúna and forwards John Corkery, David Goold and Liam Seartan of the team that defeated Aghada in the opening round, and consequently showed changes in all sectors of the field. Éire Óg, Béal Átha, Macroom and Cill na Martra were all involved in the club championships in the days prior to the senior game. The net result was that a very flat Muskerry were no match for the county champions on this occasion but the Mid Cork men are still in the championship and, given more favourable circumstances may yet make an impression on the competition.
Daniel Goulding opened the scoring with a Muskerry point after one minute but Nemo equalised and hit Muskerry with a goal in the 7th minute to take the lead. After a scoreless ten minutes, back came Muskerry with points from Goulding, Kevin Hallissey and Fintan Goold to draw level temporarily by the 21st minute. Nemo dominated the closing ten minutes of the half however with two points, followed by a second goal and further points to lead by 2-5 to 0-4 at the break and given their level of comfortable control, already it looked all over at that stage.
Nemo increased their lead on the restart with further three points but Muskerry at last got a score in the 41st minute, Ben Shorten finishing well to the net after being set up by Goulding. The Nemo response was swift and decisive, with three points in a row followed by a goal making it 2-11 to 0-5 after Rory Buckley kicked a Muskerry point in the 47th minute. Paul Kerrigan slammed in a third Nemo goal a minute later to rub salt in the Muskerry wounds and the final stage were notable for a mini Muskerry rally which yielded points from Fintan Goold, Goulding and Len O'Conchuir, followed by a Daniel Goulding goal which made the final scoreboard more respectable but had no effect on the outcome.
Muskerry will hope to do better in Round 3 and could be against a Rd 2B winner.
Muskerry: Chris Kelly (Éire Óg): John Mullins (Éire Óg), Rory Buckley (Macroom), Graham Ó Mocháin (Cill na Martra): Cian Ó Duinnín (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Seán Kiely (Macroom) capt., Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh): Fintan Goold (Macroom) Leonard Ó Conchuir (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh): Kevin Hallissey (Éire Óg), Liam Sheehan (Éire Óg), Darren Dineen (Clondrohid): Aindrias Ó Coinceannain (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Ben Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh). Subs: Michael O'Shea (24 mins), Declan Ambrose (Aghinagh) h/t, Kevin Manning (Iveleary) (35 mins), Liam Murphy (Éire Óg) (50mins).
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).

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2A (WINNERS from round 1)
Winners to Quarterfinals as seeded team. Losers to R3

BÉAL ÁTHA'n Ghaorthaidh 1-14 Mallow 0-14
Na Piarsaigh 0-13 NAOMH ABÁN 0-3
ÉIRE ÓG 0-12 v St Michaels 0-6

Round 2B (LOSERS from round 1)
Winners to Round 3. Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Bantry 1-16 v Newmarket 1-14 (aet).
Kiskeam v Castletownbere
Nemo 2-11 St. Vincents 0-9

Round 3. 8 teams. 4 games. 4 Winners to Quarterfinal. Losers eliminated.
6 Qualified to date: Mallow, N. Ábán, St Michaels, from 2A and Macroom, Bantry and Nemo Rangers from 2B.
Quarterfinals. 8 teams. 4 games Winners of R 2A (seeded) v winners of R3.

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 14 Mallow 0 – 14
This PIFC 2A round game at Coachford was one to savour with the outcome in doubt right to the finish. Béal Átha won the quality encounter with a display of skill and heart and are now a seeded team in the quarter finals. Mallow will get another chance of advancing in Round 3 and no team will fancy meeting them there.
Two points from Liam Seartan had the Gaeltacht men in front by a point after ten minutes. Three Mallow points were followed by three for Béal Átha, Ben and Liam Seartan and Cian Ó Duinnín the scorers, 0-5 to 0-4 after 21 minutes. In the ten minutes before the break, Mallow regained the lead but back came Béal Átha with points from Andy Concannon, Amhlaoibh Lynch and Eanna Ó Duinnín, before a late Mallow point left it at 0-8 to 0-7 at the break, Béal Átha with a narrow lead.
The second half was absolutely thrilling! Points from Ben, Tim O'Leary and Andy put Béal Átha into a 0-11 to 0-7 lead within five minutes of the restart, Mallow came back point by point to level by the 47th minute at 0-11 each and Béal lost Liam Seartan to injury. The North Cork men now went in front by a point in the 53rd minute. Nollaig Ó Laoire equalised for Béal Átha but Mallow immediately regained the lead with a point in the 55th minute. The one point gap remained for all of five minutes before Béal Átha got in for a goal in the 30th minute, the Mallow goalkeeper getting into difficulties under a Tim O'Leary shot and Concubhair Ó Loinsigh was on hand to put the ball into the net,1-12 to 0-13 now the score. Mallow had a point on 33, but back came gallant Béal Átha with two points from Andy Concannon frees to send their fans into ecstasies and the team into the quarter finals.
Scorers: A Ó Coinceannain 0-4 (0-3fs), L Seartan 0-3 (0-2fs), C Ó Loinsigh 1-0, B Seartan 0-2 (0-1f), T Ó Laoire, ÉÓ Duinnín, A Ó Loinsigh, C Ó Duinnín, N Ó Laoire 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonárd Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsigh, Nollaig Ó Laoire: Éanna Ó Duinnín, Colmán Ó Tuama: Liam Ó Críodáin, Liam Seartan, Concubhair Ó Loinsigh: Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Ben Seartan. Sub: Miceál Ó Tuama 49.

Na Piarsaigh 0-13 Naomh Abán 0-3
Na Piarsaigh had a comprehensive victory over a listless Naomh Abán in round 2A of the county Premier Intermediate football championship at a damp Carraigadrohid. Na Piarsaigh, on the evidence of this performance, must have a chance of making a major impact in the closing stages of the competition. Naomh Abán were disappointing but there were factors to account for this, the major effort in organising a very successful Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta in Baile Mhuirne being one, and they will be hoping for better things in the third round.
The opening passages of play contained an ominous warning of what was to come for Naomh Abán. Na Piarsaigh took the lead from the throw-in, doubled their advantage in the second minute and led by 0-5 to 0-1 by the end of the opening quarter. Miceál Ó Cróinín had the only score for the Gaeltacht side, from a free in the 8th minute but they then suffered a major blow two minutes later when their midfielder Séamus Ó Laoghaire went off with an arm injury. Na Piarsaigh were dominant and the play was flowing towards the Naomh Abán goal. Na Piarsaigh had stretched their lead to 0-7 to 0-1 by the interval, with five of their forwards on the score sheet.
The second half brought no improvement in fortunes for the Muskerry men even though they started the half with their only point from play, from Colm de hÍde. Naomh Abán lost a corner back to a black card for a foul which enabled the city side to restore their six point advantage from the resultant free. Na Piarsaigh were rampant now and applied constant pressure and after an exchange of points from free kicks, Shane MacCárthaigh and Alan Keating were the respective marksmen, Naomh Abán's evening of misery was completed in the 47th minute with the red carding of a second defender, a black card following on an earlier yellow. Na Piarsaigh had three fine points in the last ten minutes and the final whistle was greeted with relief by an out-of-sorts Naomh Abán.
Scorers: N Abán: M Ó Cróinín (f), C de hÍde and S MacCarthaigh (f) 0-1 each.
Naomh Abán: Seannachán Ó hUidhir: Muiris Ó Donnchú, Séamus Ó Mathúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Ronán de hÍde, Séamus Ó Riada, Liam MacSuibhne: Colm de hÍde, Séamus Ó Laoghaire: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Miceál Ó Cróinín, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Shane MacCarthaigh, Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Donncha Ó Ceocháin. Subs: Éanna Ó Críodáin 10, Diarmuid Ó Scanaill 35, Amhlaoiobh Ó Loinsuigh 47, Dónal Ó Donnchú 56.

Eire Óg 0- 12 St Michael's 0 – 6
First half conditions for this 2A round game at Pairc Uí Rinn were very difficult with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, and when these ceased for the second half the ground surface was very slippery, making it difficult for forwards in particular. Eire Óg were quite content to advance to a seeded quarter final place and were worthy of their win which was hard earned.
The Blackrock side went into an early two-point lead before Daniel Goulding had an opening point for the Ovens men in the 12thminute. Michaels scored next but Kevin Hallissey had an Éire Óg point in reply in the 17th minute. Daniel Goulding pointed a free to level matters at 0-3 each and then points from Goulding, Dan O'Connor, John Dineen and Liam Sheehan had Éire Og leading by 0-7 to 0-4 at half time, the fourth Michael's point coming just before the break.
Early second half points from Dineen and Goulding were answered by a brace from the city side to leave three points still between the teams at the three quarter stage, 0-9 to 0-6. Defences on both sides were on top and stalemate prevailed but in the 57th minute Liam Sheehan had a vital point for Éire Óg and St Michaels were then reduced to 14 men. Aidan O'connor then added two further points for the winners.
Scorers: D Goulding 0-4 (0-2fs), J Dineen, L Sheehan, A O'Connor 0-2 each, K Hallissey and D O'Connor 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly; Shane McCarthy, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Dermot O'Herlihy, Alan O'Mahony, Michael O'Shea; Liam Murphy, Fionn O'Rourke; Kevin Hallissey, Liam Sheehan, Dan O'Connor; Daniel Goulding, Aidan O'Connor, John Dineen. Subs: John Kelleher 36.

Macroom 1 – 12 Grenagh 0 – 6
Macroom justified their favourites tag with a solid performance against Grenagh at Blarney which was sufficient to see them comfortably through to the third round of the PIFC. Macroom were happy with the win but they know that they will have to improve to advance further in the competition.
The opening quarter was very even but before it had concluded the die had been cast as regards the outcome. David Goold opened the scoring for Macroom, Gerry Russell equalised for Grenagh in the 5th minute. Goold from play and DD Dorgan, from a Grenagh free, swapped points before Fintan Goold restored the Macroom lead with a point in the 10th minute and doubled it two minutes later from long range. David Goold now had to retire with a recurring injury and was replaced by young Blake O'Gorman and immediately after, Grenagh were dealt a heavy blow when they lost a forward to a red card, given for a back handed swipe which caught a Macroom man in the face. Blake O'Gorman kicked over the first of his five points in the 22nd minute, Ultan Duggan had a Grenagh score in reply from a free in the 29th minute and Macroom lost defender David Cotter to injury. The Macroom replacement, Robbie O'Dwyer, was instrumental in creating the Macroom goal which followed when he broke out of defence, parted to Ger Angland who in turn set up an opportunity for Don Creedon for a goal which was well taken, the ball crashing off the underside of the crossbar before entering the net via the diving goalkeeper's back. O'Gorman added a point and it was 1-6 to 0-3 when the half time whistle sounded.
Fourteen man Grenagh had their best period on the restart when they reduced the deficit to a single goal with points from Niall Doherty, Ultan Duggan and Barry O'Neill, all in the first ten minutes. When Blake O'Gorman had a Macroom point in the 46thminute, it broke the Grenagh surge and from there to the finish the winners were in control and had a string of points to reward their dominance.
Macroom scorers: D Creedon 1-0, B O'Gorman 0-5, D Goold, F Goold, D Horgan 0-2 each, G Angland 0-1. Grenagh: U Duggan 0-2 (0-1f), G Russell, DD Dorgan (f), N Doherty and B O'Neill 0-1 each.
Macroom: Declan Kiely: Rory Buckley, Eoin O'Mahony, Martin O'Donnell: Michael Cronin, Michael Cahill, David Cotter: Seán Kiely, Fintan Goold: Ger Angland, Ciarán Murphy, Tony Dineen: David Goold, David Horgan, Don Creedon. Subs: Blake O'Gorman 13, Robbie O'Dwyer 25, Patrick Lucey 42.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Tomas Walsh, Cillian Kenny, Damien Buckley: Niall Doherty, Gerry Russell, Aonghus Duggan: Eoghan O'Donovan, Tom Kenny: Barry O'Neill, Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Ultan Duggan: Paul Sheehan, John Russell, Eamonn Ryan. Sub: Denis Duggan 39, Jack Murphy 46.

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2A (Winners from round 1)
10 teams. 5 games. Winners to Round 4, losers to Round 3.

CILL na MARTRA 1-16 Kildorrery 1-8
St Finbarrs 3-18 Glanmire 4-11
Rockchapel 1-11 Glanworth 0-7
Millstreet 1-13 Ballydesmond 0-7
Kanturk 0-20 Mitchelstown 1-11

Round 2B (Losers from round 1)
10 teams. 5 games. Winners to Round 3, Losers eliminated and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.

Bandon 2-16 Clonakilty 0-6
Mayfield 1-13 Kinsale 2-10 a draw
Glenville 3-10 Youghal 0-12
Carrigaline 1-8 Douglas 0-8

Round 3. 10 teams (5 losers from 2A and 5 winners from 2B).
5 games. The 5 Rd 3 Winners advance to Round 4. Losers eliminated.
Round 4. 10 teams (5 from 2A and 5 from 3). 2 games + 6 byes. 2 Winners to Quarterfinals, Losers eliminated.
Quarterfinals. 8 teams, 4 games

Cill na Martra 1- 16 Kildorrery 1 – 8
This was a comfortable and impressive win for Cill na Martra at Ballyclough and they were well satisfied with the win and their place in the 4th round. Kildorrery held an early two point lead but Cill na Martra had drawn level by the 8th minute through Finbarr Healy and Mike Desmond. Cill na Martra had stretched their lead to 0-5 to 0-3 by the 22nd minute when they struck for a fine goal, Graham Vaughan and Noel O'Leary setting up the chance for Martin Connors. At half time it was 1-7 to 0-3 in the winner's favour and they had overcome their earlier nerves and were now clearly on top.
Cill na Martra outscored the North Cork side in the ten minutes after the break to lead by 1-11 to 0-6 after 40 minutes and could sustain the Kildorrery goal in the 47th minute which left seven points still between the teams, 1-13 to 1-6. Cill na Martra were not going to throw victory away at this stage, remained in control and outscored their opponents to emerge eight point winners at the finish.
Cill na Martra Scorers: M Ó Conchuir 1-3, M Ó Deasúna 0-7 (0-6f), S Ó Duinnín 0-3, F Ó hEaluithe, D Ó Conaill and N Ó Laoire 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Marc Ó Goilí, Antóin Ó Cuana, Tadg Ó Corcora: Eoin Ó Loinsigh, Graham Ó Mocháin, Colm Ó Laoire: Miceál Ó Deasúna, Gearóid Ó Goilí: Danny Ó Connaill, Martín Ó Conchuir, Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe: Shane Ó Duinnín, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Maidhchí Ó Duinnín. Fear Ionaid; Seanachán Ó Loinsigh h/t.

County Under 21 A Football Championship

Smi Finals:
St Finbarrs v Aghada

County Under 21 B Football Quarter Finals:

Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v Ibane
Clyda Rovers v Ballinhassig

Mid Cork Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

The seven 3rd round qualifiers to date are: Ballincollig, Canovee, Clondrohid, Iveleary, Kilmichael, Kilmurry, Inniscarra along with Blarney, who received a 2nd round bye.
Second round pairings and fixtures are:
Friday 1st July, 2016
Beal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh v Donoughmore at Macroom, 8p.m.
Saturday 2nd July, 2016
Aghinagh v Dripsey at Carrigadrohid, 7.30pm
Sunday 3rd July, 2016
Éire Óg v Naomh Abán at Clondrohid, 6pm (Note time)

Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A Hurling Championship

First Round winners:
Cloughduv, Kilmichael, Blarney, Ballinora.

2nd Round draw:
Ballincollig v Éire Óg at Blarney, Sat. June 25th at 7 p.m.
Iveleary v Gleann na Laoi, Friday July 8th at 8 p.m. at Cloughduv
Donoughmore – a bye


Friday June 24th
@ Bandon, PIHC R2A, Valley Rovers v INNISCARRA, 7.30pm ET

Saturday June 25th
@ Ballingeary, IFC R2B AGHABULLOGUE v Adrigole, 6.15pm ET
@ Ballingeary, PIFC R2B, Kiskeam v Castletownbere 8.00pm ET

Tuesday June 28th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Munster U-21 HC, CORK v Limerick, 7.30pm ET

Wednesday June 29th
At Kerry Venue, Munster Junior Football Final, CORK v Kerry

Thursday June 30th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Munster Minor Hurling Semi-final CORK v Tipperary ET

Saturday July 2nd
@ Bandon, IHC, R2B, Barryroe v BALLINCOLLIG, 7.30pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, IHC, R2A, Dungourney v AGHABULLOGUE 8.00pm

All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers Round 1

Sunday July 3rd
@ Killarney, Munster MFC Final, Kerry v CORK, 12.00pm
@ Caherlag, IHC, R2B, INNISCARRA v Midleton, 7.45pm ET

Saturday July 9th
All-Ireland Hurling qualifiers Round 2
All-Ireland Football Qualifier Round 2B

Sunday July 10th
Munster Senior Hurling and Minor Hurling Finals

Wed July 13th @ P Uí Rinn, MunU-21 HC, Cork/Limerick v Tipperary, 7.30pm

W/E July 16th/17th
SHC, PIHC, IHC Hurling Championships Round 3
SFC, PIFC, IFC Football Championships Round 3
Saturday July 16th
All games provisionally fixed for July 16/17 may be brought forward to July 8/9/10 by agreement of the clubs involved if these dates are available.
@ Mayfield, PIFC R2A, Fermoy v BALLINORA, 8.00pm Alt July 23/30/31
@ Brinny, IHC, R2B, EIRE ÓG v Carrigaline Alt July 30/31
@ Blarney, IHC, R2B, DRIPSEY v GRENAGH 7.30pm ET Alt July 17th
@ Blarney, U-21 'B' F SF Clyda Rovers v Ballinhassig, 7.30pm Alt July 15th
@ Brinny, U-21 'B' F SF Ibane Gaels v AGHABULLOGUE 7.30pm Alt July 15th
@ Enniskeane, U-21 'A' F SF BALLINCOLLIG v Ilen Rovers 7.30pm Alt July 15th

All-Ireland Qualifier Draw

Following Cork's disappointing exit from both Munster Senior Championships, Football and Hurling, the Cork teams will now participate in the All-Ireland Championships through the Qualifiers. The Hurling team will entry the qualifiers in Round 1 with the football team entering in Round 2B.
The Round 1 Hurling Draw was made on RTE Radio on June 20th after the 8.30 a.m. news and the draw for round 2B of the Football will take place on Monday June 27th.

ALL-Ireland Hurling Qualifier Draw

Round 1
These games will take place on the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd.
Wexford v Offaly
Westmeath v Limerick
Clare v Laois
CORK v Dublin

Round 2
The four winners from Round 1 will playoff. The draw for this round is open draw except that teams who have already met in the Provisional Championship cannot meet.
Quarter-Finals (Two games)
The winners from Round 2 will play Provisional losers of Munster and Leinster.

All-Ireland Football Qualifier

Round 2B
Four games will take place on the weekend of July 9th and 10th. This draw involves the four winners from Round 1B (Down/Longford, Antrim/Limerick, Offaly/London, Wexford/Fermanagh) against the defeated "B" side Provincial semi-finalists (Westmeath/Kildare, Donegal/Monaghan, CORK and Mayo).
A separate draw will be made for home advantage and where two teams have met previously in this year's provincial championship, the winner of the provincial game shall have home advantage.
Round 3B (Two games Saturday 16th July)
This draw involves the four winners from Round 2B in open draw
Round 4B (Two games 30/7 - 1/8)
This draw involves the two 3B winners against Provisional losers of Leinster and Ulster
Quarter-Finals (Two games 6th August)
This draw involves the two 4B winners against Provisional winners of Leinster and Ulster

Munster JFC and SFC Semi-finals

Tipperary 3-15 Cork 2-16
Tipperary pulled off a sensational victory over Cork in the Munster Senior Football semi-final –Tipp's first senior football championship victory over Cork since 1944.
Cork came from nine points down to draw level in the final minute of normal time, but Tipp finished with two points to earn the right to face Kerry. Cork now go to the qualifiers.
At half-time, Tipperary led by seven points, 2-7 to 0-6, and a shock was very much on the cards as Tipp had been facing the breeze.
The second half was an absolute rollercoaster as Tipp surged into nine-point leads twice before Cork, with Mark Collins scoring the first of his two goals, narrowing the gap back to four, 1-10 to 2-11. Tipp were nine points clear again, 3-13 to 1-10, with eight minutes remaining. Cork had a second goal from Collins in the 66th minute and were level through Kerrigan, before O'Halloran's late brace sent Tipp into the final.
Scorers for Cork: M Collins 2-1, P Kerrigan 0-3 (1f), D O'Connor 0-3 (3fs), C Dorman 0-2, D GOULDING 0-2 (1f), C O'Neill 0-2 (2fs), B Hurley 0-1, J O'Rourke 0-1, P KELLEHER 0-1.
Cork: R Price; J Loughrey, E Cadogan, C O'Driscoll; K O'Driscoll, B O'Driscoll, T Clancy; Sean Kiely (Ballincollig), I Maguire; J O'Rourke, C Dorman, M Collins; C O'Neill, B Hurley, P Kerrigan.
Subs: Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael) (h.t.), R Deane (h.t.), S White (43), S Powter (48), D O'Connor (54), Daniel Goulding (Eire Óg) (62).

In the Munster Junior Football semi final, Cork defeated Tipperary on a 1-21 to 0-10
Scoreline. John Mullins of Éire Óg lined out at corner back and he was the only Mid Cork footballer on the panel.

Ladies Gaelic Football – Munster Championship.

Kerry 2-14 Cork 2-9
Cork's chances of retaining their All-Ireland ladies football title took a hit in the second round of the Munster SFC when they suffered a six-point defeat to the reigning provincial champions Kerry in Macroom. Kerry now take on Waterford, already beaten by Cork, and should the latter win this one, then Cork's chances of progressing in the championship will come down to scoring averages.
The Kingdom operated a blanket defence for much of the contest, but Cork managed to control proceedings in the opening quarter via dual stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley. A goal by captain Ciara O'Sullivan on the sixth minute and Hannah Looney on the 22nd minute gave Cork a two-point lead at half-time, 2-4 to 0-8, but that's all they could muster. Kerry held Cork to just five points in the second-half while adding 2-6 to their own tally.
Kerry's well-worked goal on the 37th minute gave them the lead for the first time and they drove on from there.
It was an impressive performance by the reigning Munster champions, and this Kerry side looks capable of a lot more this season.
Scorers for Cork: O Finn 0-3 (frees), H Looney and C O'Sullivan 1-1 each, D O'Reilly, B Corkery, Annie Walsh and L Coppinger 0-1 each.
CORK: Martina O'Brien; Aisling Barrett (Donoughmore), Brid Stack, Eimear Meaney; Roisín Phelan, Deirdre O'Reilly, Ashling Hutchings; Rena Buckley (Donoughmore), Briege Corkery (St Vals); Hannah Looney, Ciara O'Sullivan, Annie Walsh; L Coppinger, Aine T O'Sullivan, Orla Finn.

Subs: Shauna Kelly for A Barrett (38), Rhona Ni Bhuacahlla (Naomh Fionnbarra) for L Coppinger, Bríd O'Sullivan for R Phelan and Emma Farmer for AT O'Sullivan (46).

Crookstown Karate Club;

The club had great success over the Bank Holiday weekend. Nobuaki Kanazawa Kancho travelled to Ireland to conduct training seminars and gradings. On Sun., May 1st six member of the club were 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). We are looking forward to a fantastic night.

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Donal Mulcahy, sponsor, with u8 Laochra Óg camogie team ©

Laochra Óg; June notes.

Wed., 1st June; Our Juniors put up a great battle in the county championship in a very physical game where some dubious decisions turned the game in the opposition's favour. More important is that everyone played hurling, held his head and represented the club with honour. Training continues next week and there is much more hurling to be played. Fri. 3rd June: On a beautiful sunny evening in Teerbeg a set of jerseys was kindly presented by Donal Mulcahy,Insurers, to the U-8s. We are very grateful to him and all our sponsors - U-10s, Matt Murphy and U-12s Macroom Tidy Towns Group. Any girl wishing to join our camogie club is very welcome, and training is on Fridays at 6.15. We thank Michael and Nora McCarthy, Glenview and Glenmill for the use of Teerbeg.
Sunday 5th: The U9 Camogie girls had the first of their Go Game Blitz's in Riverstick.. They played 3 games in glorious weather. First we beat Sliabh Rua and our girls were very strong. Then we played Enniskeane in a tough and both teams displayed great skill and determination but we lost. Our 3rd game was against Courcey Rovers and this was very fast moving and evenly contested match which we narrowly lost. We rotated the players, all girls played and did superbly. The supporting and cheering mothers, fathers, nanas, brothers and sisters were appreciated. Finally we thank Sliabh Rua for hosting the blitz, and the 'goody' bags were greatly received.
Tuesday 14th; Congratulations to our U-12 camogie team who had a fine win, away, against Banteer. They played some great camogie against a very good team. Thanks to local community bus CART for transport, John Lucey driver, and to sponsors, Macroom Tidy Towns. We also thank Astra Systems for sponsoring water bottles for the team.
Thursday 16th; The U-9 and U-11 teams both played Aghabullogue on Thursday night in Teerbeg in two great sporting games. Our girls are improving all the time and it showed. We thank Aghabullogue for the games. Friday the 17th. Laochra Óg was delighted to welcome Mary O Connor to take a training session with the girls . Mary is Director of Camogie Ireland and has a great sporting record. She played in 18 All-Ireland Senior Finals with Cork and won 7 camogie and 5 football All-Ireland medals. Mary has been hugely helpful in the setting up the Camogie club, and we look forward to putting her advice into practice.

If anyone is interested in starting hurling or camogie, please contact a club member. It is never too late to join Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie club which serves the areas of Macroom, Ballyvourney, Clondrohid, Kilnamartyra and other surrounding areas. Training is every Fri. evening for boys and girls.
Diary; 1. Summer Camp is from 16th to 18th of August.
2. Cork Poc Fada Competition, Millstreet on the 25th June at 11am
The competitions are Under 16 and Senior. (Under 16 - D.o.Bs after 2000). The course is on the Claragh Loop Mountain Trail which should provide an excellent test for all.
The winners of both competitions will represent Cork in the Munster Finals on the 2nd July in The Burren, Co Clare. To enter, please contact Pat Healy.
Pic 43. Naomh Abán Fé-14, Buaiteoirí Comortas Peile 2016. © Nora Ní Luasa

Macroom Under-12s - Division 1 Champions:

Macroom scored a hard-fought win against Castleview in the Division 1 League Play –Off, winning 1-0 after extra time 1-0. They displayed a never-say-die attitude and contested to the very end. With just 6 minutes to go, a lovely through ball from Daire McMahon sent Leon Doody through on goal to score the all-important winner. The team, coaches and travelling fans celebrated mightily. Having received The Cup, all headed back to Macroom to be Garda-escorted through the town, with horns blowing and flags waving. What a sight for the locals and tourists to behold. Following this excitement, the victorious team and supporters headed to Murray's Bar for food and soft drinks. A great day was had by these young lads – a pity it had to end.
The trainers Noel, Mark and Dave would like to thank all the lads for a great season of soccer, and all the parents who travelled to the matches throughout the year. Your commitment and support is much appreciated. ? Pic, CK

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Macroom under 10 soccer panel with trainers. ©Darrin Ring ...

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Results 13/6/2016: Men:3 Person team: 1st. Ml O'Riordan(9),Olan Haskett(12) and Jonathon Desmond(17) - 53 pts
NBS Open Singles: - 1st. Bob Fitzgerald(11) 39 pts, 2nd. Shane Dennehy(7) Muskerry 38 pts.
Club Classic:1st Mark O'Flynn(15),Dan Murphy(21) and Gerry O'Flynn(22)- 90 pts, 2nd Alan O'Connor(14), John Desmond(20) and Jonathon Desmond(17) - 87pts, and 3rd Pat Fitton(17),Tom Fitzgerald(12) and Tim Keating(12) 86 pts.
Fixtures: Tues. Seniors, Thur. NBS Open Singles and on Sat. & Sun. the T.M.Cronin Cup.
Seniors 14/6; E O'Connor, R Barrett, C Cronin 45.3. NBS Open Singles 16/6 1st J Mc Kenna(19), 43pts, 2nd P Fitton (16) 41pts. TM Cronin Cup;1st. John Barrett(18), 44pts; 2nd Sean McCahill(15),42pts; 3rd Pat Crowley(20) 41pts. Best Gross, Mark O'Flynn(7) 33pts, 4th Mike Shine(11), 41pts. Fixtures: Thurs. 23rd Munster Seniors, Thurs. 23rd NBS Open Singles, Sat./Sun. Junior/Inter Scratch Cups.
Ladies Results; May -Captain Mr Michael Lillis's Prize to Ladies: Winner- C. Breathnach (35), 38pts; 2nd- N. Fitzgerald (31), 37pts; Best Gross- B. O'Shea (9), 24pts: Silver- 1st, M. Lehane (19), 35pts; 2nd F.Wood (16), 34pts; 3rd B. McGrath (14), 32pts. Bronze -1st. A. Barry Murphy (21), 36pts; 2nd M. Keating (31), 35pts; 3rd G. Cullinane (36), 33pts. 4th. S. Coughlan (27), 32 pts; 5th. A. Piotrowski (36), 32pts: Front 9 - Ger Murphy (23), 19pts and Back 9 - Ann Morris.
Castle Hotel Champagne Scramble Wed. 18th May; Winners- Ger Galvin (11) Mac., Mary Lehane (19),Mac. , Cáit Breathnach (34) Mac. 56pts; 2nd - Sinead O'Halloran (17) Lisselan, Orla Buckley (18), Lisselan, Maura Forde (24) Macroom 53pts. 3rd - Mary Dineen , Dunmore, Jutta O'Regan, Skibbereen and Kathleen Timoney, Dunmore 52pts; 4th - Norma Fitzgerald (30), Macroom, Margaret Keating (31), Mac., Marie Lillis (34), Mac. "51pts. Well done to all the winners and thank you to the Buckley family, Castle Hotel, for their continued generous sponsorship. 40 teams of 3 played and we had visitors from 18 Cork and Kerry clubs. Sun. 29th May & Wed.1st June
18 hole S/F . Sponsor -Helen Feeney; Winner - Maura O'Rourke (23), 37pts; 2nd Maedhbh Loughrey (27), 35pts; 3rd - Bernie McGrath (14), 34pts; 4th - Margaret Walsh (17), 33pts. 15hole Scramble (continuous); Winners- Eileen Healy (11), Anne Downey(29), Cáit Breathnach (34) 58.2 net; 9 H Stroke & Putting May;, Winner - Mary Creed (34), 33net.
Kilmichael Pitch and Putt Club :
14/6/2016 Results: Club Stroke-play: 1st Gross, Barry Kelleher - 105, 1st Nett Jim O Callaghan - 94, 2nd Gross, Michael Vaughan -108, 2nd Nett, Sean O Leary - 95. William Perrott Memorial Trophy: 1st Nett Barry Kelleher – 83, 1st Gross Jim O'Callaghan – 107, 2nd Nett Sean O'Leary – 94, 2nd Gross Jim O'Donoghue – 109.