Lee Valley Outlook July 7 2016 v13e14

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Lee Valley Diary

Theatre by the Lake Gougane Barra, Thurs 14th – Sun 31st July.
The Aran Islands Thurs 14 – Sat 16
God has no Country Sun. 17
God Bless the Child Tues 19 – Sun 24
The Big Fellow Mon 25 – Sat 30
Máirtín Ó Connor Sun 31'Iveleary'
 photographic exhibition opening on Fri July 8th at 7pm.in the Town Hall Gallery.

Kilmurry Mid-Summer Garden Party, 9th July, 4-7 p.m. at Aspley House, Kilumney.
Liz Lucey Memorial Sun. July 10th in Inchigeela from 11.30am
Donoughmore: Vintage Car/ Tractor run, 12.15pm from Cross, 10th July. Please register from 11 a.m.
Hydro Farm, Blarney Open Day for Ava Barry on Sun. July 10, 2 -6p.m.
Terelton Macra: 'Know Your Neighbour' event, 10th July, Foley's Bar at 5 30.
Drink tea for MND at Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra on Sat, July 16 at 3.00 pm
Exhibition by Breton and Italian visitors – Sat 16th July from 11:30am at Fair Green Plaza & Town Square
Dáimhscoil in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne, Dé Sathairn, 16ú Iúil ar 7p.m.
Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela from Sun 17/07/16 to 22/07/16.
Macroom G.A.A. Cúl Camp: 18th -22nd July, Castle Grounds.
Donoughmore Carnival July 21st to 24th
Donoughmore 7 road race will take place on Friday, July 22.
Comóradh 1916 - 2016 Chill na Martra: 29/07/16 to 31/07/16
Ballinagree Vintage & Family Fun day Sun Aug 7th
Ted's 9th Opel Vauxhall Run: Aug. 13th from Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom
Crookstown Vintage weekend 13 / 14 August
Coachford Autumn Festival, Aug 18th to 21st
Macroom Library Bridge Group: at Fr. Ryan Hall on Thurs July 14th and subsequent Thursdays at 10a.m.
Macroom Library: Closed until further notice.
Briery Gap: Closed until further notice.

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:

Twinning Extravaganza

You are in for a treat on Saturday, 16th July in Macroom. The musicians from Bagad San Ewan and the dancers from Bugale Melrand - you will remember them from past St Patrick's Day Parades - will perform in town from 11:30am (Fair Green Plaza & Town Square). Don't miss them! They are in town as part of the Twinning week-end. They will be accommodated by local host families and in B&Bs and, during their 4-day visit, the delegations will attend a talk / viewing on The 1916 Easter Rising, visit local businesses and generally enjoy the best Macroom has to offer. The French Ambassador to Ireland has promised a visit during the week-end. Céad míle fáilte to all of our 55 Breton and Italian friends.
Macroom Twinning Association has prepared a very full programme of events for the visitors, who visit Macroom every 3rd year. Bubry in Brittany and Marcallo con Casone, near Milan, are hosts in their turn.
Thursday 14th July 2016: The guests arrive at Cork airport and a Meet & Greet session will be held at TP Cotters. 7:15pm and 8:30pm: Dinner at Church Lane Restaurant, followed by a music session at the Castle Hotel with Aghinagh Cómhaltas:
Friday 15th July: 11am Visit to Toon's Bridge Dairy, to include lunch at 12noon. 1:30pmvisit to Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella farm and workshops. Return to Macroom with the afternoon free in Macroom. 5:30pm: Plant tree(s). 6pm Castle Hotel for showing of "Mise Éire". Official Ceremony with the Ambassador (if he is there). 8pm: Dinner/ Buffet at Castle Hotel.
Saturday 16th July: 10am: Explore the town of Macroom or tour of Cork Co-operative Marts. [Heads of Delegations and Committee Members of the three associations will attend a Town Twinning Meeting. 11am Music / Dancing from delegations. Lunch may be purchased in the variety of pubs & restaurants in Macroom. 3 to 5pm: Céilí Mor in Murrays: learn Irish Céilí dancing. 7:30pm Dinner in Fr. Ryan Hall. 9:30pm Live music session in TP Cotter's Pub.
Sunday 17th July: 11:30am visit to Gougane Barra, followed by lunch at the Hotel in Gougane Barra. 5:30pm Pig on a spit at GAA Hall.Monday 18th July: Departure of guests in the morning.

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They're off on the 2016 Daniel Kingston Run in Macroom . © Martin Lawless.

7th Daniel Kinston Memorial 5K Run

The seventh annual Daniel Kingston Memorial race took place in Macroomon Thursday 23rd July, with 636 people taking part. It was a joy to see participants from near and far, young and old, fast and slow being involved. Daniels's memorial 5K has become a tremendous community event for Macroom and the surrounding areas. The event keeps Daniel's name and memory alive in his home town and area while, at the same time, raising funds for Cork ARC Cancer support house, whose services help so many families that have been touched by cancer.
The family of the late Daniel Kingston wish to sincerely thank the huge number of local volunteers who give of their time and support each year to ensure the event goes safely to plan - caterers, road stewards, medics, Gardaí, local businesses, GAA, Corporate sponsors and many more.
The overall race winner this year was Alan O'Shea from Bantry in 15:38 and the first female across the line was Emma Murphy, Model Farm Road, Cork, in 17:27. Tony Dineen was the first 'local' to finish. A group of 20 from the Macroom G.A.A U-10 panel ran; David Neville, Daniel's nephew, was the quickest of these and he finished in 23 minutes, a great performance.
Already more than €200,000 has been collected, and this year's return will add considerably to that. The funds raised are still being finalised and a presentation to Hilary O'Sullivan of Cork ARC will be made in due course.
Further updates on the race can be found Facebook (Daniel Kingston Memorial) or www.runningincork.com.

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Walkers in the Daniel Kingston memorial event, taken from Cronin's, Coosey Hall ©Con Kelleher

St. Mary's Updates

During the 2016/2017 school year, the school community of St. Marys' Secondary School is preparing to celebrate 150 years of the Sisters of Mercy in Macroom. 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.


Ardilaun Ladybirds Macroom is the youngest section in the Ardilaun Girl Guide Unit and caters for girls between the ages of 5 and 7. The Ladybird journey is a 3 year programme during which a number of compulsory and choice challenges are undertaken, as well as a number of interest badges. During their time in Ladybirds, the girls develop a strong sense of their own identity, develop a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing, become socially and environmentally conscious, as well as recognising the importance of physical activity. All this is done in a spirit of co-operation, communication and fun. With all this in mind, they completed their year recently by participating in a sport and games evening in Masseytown Park, at the end of which they were rewarded with medals and an ice-cream from Mr Cool. All information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Village picnic at Inchigeela © Angela Brennan.

'Iveleary' Photographic Art Exhibition

The Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, will feature an interesting exhibition of old photographs July 8 – 28, 2016. The gallery, upstairs in the Town Hall, is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10.30am – 5.00pm and admission is free. The official opening of 'Iveleary' is on Friday, July 8th at 7pm.in the Town Hall Gallery. All are welcome.
As a young man Daniel McCarthy left his village of Inchigeela, in the parish of Iveleary and ended up in the United States via London. There he joined the U.S. army and started his career working with helicopters. While in the army he was stationed in Germany, where he became interested in photography. On visits home to Inchigeela during the 1960s to 1980s, he photographed family and friends – the people and places that were important to him. Now retired, Daniel lives in Massachusetts.
This exhibition is a beautifully executed set of images which document a time, a place and a people that we sometimes fear is slipping away. The subjects obviously knew and trusted the photographer and smiled directly at him and his camera. The exhibition will touch the hearts of people here in the Lee Valley and further afield. Some of them will be seeing their younger selves, others will recognize relatives and neighbours no longer with us. The accompanying catalogue includes many photographs with essays by Inchigeela native, Bishop John Buckley and Sean O'Sullivan, Chairman of the Iveleary Historical Society.
Iveleary is part of Cork County Council's Visual Arts programme. Contact: Norah Norton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 021 7334858

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The 1954 Macroom Post Office staff prepare for an outing. ©Dennis Dinneen Collection

Macroom Post Office

An Post in Macroom has changed dramatically in the past decade- from a postal staff of seven and counter staff of three in the early nineties to a total combined staff of forty in 2016. In 2009, the Post Office counter and the mails section of the office separated, with the Post Office counter business being operated by Postmaster, Dan O'Herlihy and the Mails Section being managed by Jerry Murphy. In 2011, a new Delivery Services Unit was developed in the old Telephone Exchange building at the back of the Post Office. This led to the consolidation of postmen from former Delivery Sub-Offices of Kilmichael, Kilbarry, Ballingeary, Inchigeela, Ballymakeera, Coachford and, in the past year, from Crookstown.
There are now a total of 23 delivery routes operating from the office, covering an area from Farnanes in the east, to the County Bounds in the west and Ballingeary to Berrings. Every house in the area has its own slot on special benches in the office, where once there were 'pigeon hole' type benches to sort mail by townland.
In the Counter area, you can, in recent years, insure your car, get a new mobile phone, get prepaid Visa cards loaded with Sterling and Dollars; and lots lots more. We have come a long way from the days of the telegram boys around the town and countryside on bicycle getting those happy and sometimes sad messages to you!
The History of Communications in Macroom. In the attached Dennis Dinneen photograph of a Post Office outing dating from 1954 – 1955, the small staff includes Jack Sheehan, postmaster; telephonist, Joan Burke; telegraph messenger, Michael Doyle, clerks, Billy Leahy, Sean Cronin, Abina McCarthy and Joan O'Sullivan; Postmen, Jimmy Corrigan and Michael O'Sullivan; postman drivers, Peter McSweeney and Ted Murphy. Also included are taxi drivers, Peter Murphy and Sean Coakley
From the early 1930s, Macroom Post Office was located next door to T.P. Cotter's at Main Street. All Post Office business was conducted here under the old P agus T (Post and Telegraph) logo. The staff consisted of the Postmaster, clerks, telephonists (both day and night), postmen and a junior postman. There were three linesmen who had the responsibility of maintaining the switch boards in the exchange and fixing telephone faults in the area. The Telephone Exchange was upstairs and the counter and sorting office were downstairs. Telephoning rural areas was a complicated business. First, the call came through to the telephone exchange in Macroom. From there, the telephonist contacted the sub post office in the parish of the recipient and the telephonist there called the local number. Where there were very few telephones in an area, a different number of rings determined the house for which the call was intended. This meant that there were often more than one pair of ears listening to the telephone conversation!
The new Post Office building was opened in its present location, at the junction to Barrett's Place on Main St. in 1969. The Telephone exchange remained in the old Post Office building until full automation of the system was completed in 1984. Then, a new Telephone Switch Room was opened in Barrett's Place. At that time too, the communications sector became two entities – Telecom Éireann and An Post. With the automation of the telephone system, many jobs were lost. The Postal and Counter business expanded to provide new services. Then too, came the motorisation of rural postal delivery routes to the sorting office. Prior to that, postal deliveries were made by bicycle. Macroom postmen (no women) on bikes, served areas in a ten-mile radius of the town. They started work at 6.30a.m. and also worked on Saturdays. They provided a social service too as often, they were the only visitors to remote households. As well as the mail, they brought news of births, marriages and deaths and any other events of note in the area. The town enjoyed two postal deliveries daily - in the morning and again at noon. A postman cycled to rural sub post offices to collect mail each evening.
In the middle of the last century, telephones were rare in country areas. Urgent messages came by telegram and these were delivered by telegram boys on bicycles, even on Sunday. The recipient paid a fee also, often paying for bad news.
Much of the above information was supplied by Managers, Jerry Murphy and Dan O'Herlihy.

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Macroom and district An Post staff 2016. ©Lee Valley Outlook


Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication. N.B. We never guarantee that a photo will be published, except in a paid ad.)

Recording the Past Macroom Post Office staff recently decided on having a staff photograph taken to mark their great increase in number and to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising. A suggestion was made that other local businesses, schools and industries might do likewise and that a time capsule might be buried at Christmas, to be opened perhaps in 2066.

Donoughmore Vintage Club annual tractor and car run on July 10 at 12:15 from Donoughmore Cross. Registration is from 11am All proceeds will go to Firmount N.S. building fund.

Hydro Farm, Blarney Open Day for Ava Barry, (daughter of Vera and Paul Barry, Aghabullogue, who suffers from Dravets Syndrome) on Sunday July 10, 2 -6p.m. The opening is by Dr. Richard Barter, great grandson of the founder. The Hydro at Blarney dates from 1843. Historian, Tim O'Brien, will describe its history at 5.30p.m. Enjoy a visit to the allotments, designer sheds, poly tunnels, greenhouses and admire the fruit, flowers and herbs. Experience dressage horses performing to music and savour the goods at the various stalls.

Crookstown Vintage club annual vintage weekend 13 / 14 August. Saturday: High nelly run at 5 p.m. Music by Lynch's Mob. Sunday: Official opening by Hughie O'Donovan at 2 p.m. Vintage display, dog show, children sports, Kilmurry Museum Howards Mill exhibition. More details nearer the day.

Macroom Library bridge group will meet on Thursday July 14th and subsequent Thursday mornings at 10a.m. in the Fr. Ryan Hall.
Drink tea for MND. Come join us in Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra on Saturday, July 16 at 3.00 pm for afternoon tea to raise much needed funds for the Irish motor neurone association. Any queries contact Ann on 087 4184598.

Donoughmore's 47th Carnival takes place from the 21st to 24th July. It includes amusements, shopping for fresh local produce, arts and crafts, street entertainment, sports activities, and various performances by local creative artists.

Donoughmore 7 road race will take place on Friday, July 22.

Comóradh 1916 - 2016 Chill na Martra: Cumann Peile Cill na Martra will present a weekend event featuring lectures, an exhibition, the unveiling of memorial plaques and a Gaelic Football blitz involving the Irish Army, An Gardaí Síochána, P.S.N.I., German Army and the NYPD/ American Army. Descendants of Cill na Martra Volunteers will be invited and a booklet will be published. It all happens at Páirc Uí Chuana GAA Pitch, Cill na Martra -29/07/16 to 31/07/16

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"Jump for Charity". Pat Crowley, Kilmichael and the Castle Hotel, did a parachute jump for charity on Sunday, 5th June. The weather was kind. She found it a fantastic experience and a total of €2,487 was donated, €192 through "My Charity.ie". A huge thank you to all who donated. A special Thank you to the anonymous donor of €100. Cheques were presented last week to Cope and CoAction, where the money will be used to buy furniture and equipment.

The Gearagh The 'River Runner Film and Campaign' turns the tide on the River Lee after 57 years of submerged slumber. An effort to establish a Professional Management Plan for the ancient inland river forest has taken its first steps to success. The Department of the Environment told Mr Eamonn Kelly: "The ESB has asked its consultants, ESB International, to commission initial scoping work for the Gearagh SAC to establish the extent of the survey work required for input into a Management Plan." Kevin Corcoran is very active in promoting a management plan for the Gearagh and claims it 'could be for Cork what the Cliffs of Moher are for Clare'.

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Macroom Flower & Garden Club members enjoy the wonderful surroundings at The Deanery Garden, Cloyne © Nora Gallagher.

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.

Remembering Keimaneigh. Le déanaí, bhronn baill de Chumann Staire Uíbh Laoire - Concubhar A'Coitir, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna & Séan Ó Súilleabháin - seic €1,548 ar Fionnuala Uí Cheilleachair, Scoil Fhionnbarra. Seo airgead a bailíodh ó dhíolachán an leabhair 'Memories of Keimaneigh National School'.

Inchigeela Open Water Swimming in Loch Allua. Meet at the mobile home on the South Lake Road every Wednesday @ 7.30pm. Contact Cathal at 087 7469286.

Fun Run. Cloughduv Hurling & Camogie Clubs held their inaugural 5k Fun Run/ Walk on Jun 9th. Over 350 runners/walkers took part with everyone enjoying the route and the refreshments afterwards. Sincere gratitude is due to Rosaleen Rye for granting access to Ryecourt Wood. The clubs wish to sincerely thank everyone for supporting the event and the volunteers who ensured it ran smoothly. It was a very enjoyable evening and a great community event. The winners: Male: 1st Shane Healy, 16.28; 2nd Nick O Donoghue, 16.47 and 3rd Aidan Murphy, 17.50. Female: 1st Julia McCarthy, 21.13; 2nd Aoife Barry Murphy, 22.35 and 3rd Catriona Phelan, 22.46.

Aghinagh Lotto 19/06/2016: Jackpot €2,050. Numbers drawn 3, 07 & 12. No winner. €50 David Kelleher, Clondrohid, C/O John Casey, €20 Paudie Twohig, Ballinagree, Gill Kelleher, Kilberrihert, Peggy O'Riordan, Shanacloon, Ballymakeera and Gertie O'Callaghan, Limerick.
26/06/2016 Jackpot €2,200 Numbers drawn 07, 34 & 39. No winner. €50 Denise & Kieran Sexton, Rusheen €20 each - Cal McCarthy, Rylane. Barry O'Riordan, C/O Martin Healy. Martin & Julie Buckley, Woodley's Cross and Patrick Twomey, Shanakiel.
03/07/2016. Jackpot €2,350. Numbers drawn: 04, 05 & 06. The winner of the lotto jackpot was Jimmy Moynihan, Bealnamorrive. Winners of consolation prizes: €50 Declan Casey, Coachford. €20 Marie Ambrose, Caherbaroule, Gerald & Elaine O'Sullivan, Ballinagree, Stephen & Ann O'Shea, Coolkisha, Brian O'Donoghue, C/O, B. McCarthy

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: July 3rd. Jackpot €6,050; Numbers drawn were 9.11,20,30 – No winner; €50 Mary O'Riordan, Aherla. €25 each Vincie Harrington, Carrigadrohid. M. Galvin, Lissarda. €25 on line Katie O'Sullivan. .

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 22/6/16 ; €70 Gerard Murphy, Berrings €20 each €20 - Deirdre Martin, Ballinagree. Mavourneen Smith, Dunmanway. K. O' Donoghue, c/o Pat O' Brien John O'Driscoll, Ballincollig

Kilmurry GAA Lotto: 06/06/'16; Jackpot €6,400. Winning numbers 4,14,35. No winner. €50 Stacey and €20 each by Kitty Howard, Kathleen Hartnett, Tricia Crowley, Patricia Payne and Saoirse Payne.
13/06/16; Jackpot €6,600. Winning numbers 12,19,36. No winner. €50 Yvonne Corcoran ; €20 each Dan Shine , Joe Crowley , Berna and Michelle, Áine and Seán c/o Dónal O' Leary , John Kenny and Trevor Crowley.
20/06/16; Jackpot €6,800. Winning numbers 16, 31 and 32. No winner. €50 Tadhg O'Reagan , €20 each Donal Kearney, 'Yogi Bear' Carol Hayes, Breda McCarthy and Pat Payne.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 21/06/2016 Jackpot €9400. Winning Numbers 2-34-36 No Winner. €70 Daniel O'Riordan, Codrum €20 each Paschal Buckley, Clonfadda, Joan O'Riordan, C/O Evelyn Mc Sweeney, Ted Lucey, Árd na Grainne, Deidre Hurley, Castle Court, and Eileen Buckley, 16 Fr. Sheehan Pl., Coachford.
28/06/2016 - Jackpot €9600. Winning Numbers 5-14-16 - No Winner - €70 Phil Barry, Railway View €20. Eillie Jane Walsh, C/O Shelia Buttimer, Macroom. Marie Ring, Kilnagurteen Trish Daly, Millbrook Joanna Casey, Cork Street Michael O'Sullivan. Droumreague, Kilnamartyra.
Coachford AFC Lotto Results: 27/6/2016. Jackpot: €5,200. Numbers Drawn: 7 – 9 – 31. No Winner. €40 Angela Murphy €20 Shane Martin, Antoinette Murphy, Patrick O'Callaghan and Nick Martin. 
4/7/2016. Jackpot: €5,400. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 20 – 25. No Winner. €40 Steve Crowley, €20 Crowley Girls, Sean Healy, Ann McCarthy, Mary O'Riordan.

Lee Valley Updates

Daniel Corkery Summer School

The 21st Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela will focus on "Women in Revolution". It will run at Creedon's Hotel from Sunday, 17/07/16 to 22/07/16. The Daniel Corkery Summer School is an annual event of music, workshops and lectures, to celebrate the life of Daniel Corkery, 1868-1964, who lived in and loved the village. Daniel Corkery, native son of Cork, was a poet, playwright, novelist, critic and nationalist, perhaps best known for his book 'The Hidden Ireland' (1924), his classic study of literature in the Irish language. He was also a talented water-colourist; and in all things, he was a teacher. So, when in 1996, a group of people got together privately in Inchigeelagh to share their music, poetry and drama, The Summer School was born and Daniel Corkery became the theme. The experiment was successful and from it germinated the idea of a free cultural gathering to be held annually in the village. The subjects covered were to be mainly those which interested Corkery himself: painting, poetry, music and politics. Events are free, except for the coach trip and main concert, where a small charge is made to defray expenses.
The 2016 programme is diverse and interesting. It opens on Sunday, July 17 in Creedon's Hotel with "Breakfast with Padraig" at 7p.m., a mixed media presentation of film and poetry on the 1916 theme. Michal Galvin will then deliver the keynote lecture, "Women's Rights – The Long Struggle". Eugene Furlong will deliver a lecture on Monday entitled "The Great Cork/ Antarctic Connection", and Kenneth Williams will speak on Tuesday at 9p.m. on Women in the Medieval Period". Mary Breen will describe "The Life and Work of Mary Tighe" on Thursday and the closing lecture, on Friday is on Irish Woman Artists by Jamie Ogilvie Forbes. Text and Translation workshops will deal with "Brian Merriman's 'Midnight Court'". The summer school will include art exhibitions, art workshops, poetry reading, choral workshop, the Daniel Corkery Concert: "The Hydra Quintet"; in Inchigeela Church on Wednesday at 8p.m. and regular sing songs.

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Attendance at the Annual Rosary at the Grotto in Curra, Clondrohid ©Clondrohid Photographers

Clondrohid Updates

Wedding of the Year: When Angie proposed to Gene on February 29 ( Leap Year ), little did they realise what a resounding success their 'Mock Wedding' would be. It took place on Saturday, July 2 in sun drenched Clondrohid at the Bell Inn. It was open invitation and a large crowd from far and near turned out to witness this event. All funds raised are for Macroom Hospital and St. Colman's House. The bride, the groom, bridesmaids and best men, the parents of the bride and groom, all looked elegant in their finery. All work was voluntary. The locals prepared and served food supplied by Healys. The photographer, video man, flower arranger, Franc, and taxi man all played their part. Music was excellent and the dancing and craic went on late into the night As no doubt the video will be available to raise more funds, it is best to keep you in suspense as to who was who and what was what. The speeches were outstanding. Well done.
Gold for Olive. Congratulations from all in Clondrohid G.A.A. and Clondrohid parish to Olive Loughnane as she heads off to Amsterdam to collect her belated gold medal. Well done and enjoy the occasion.
GAA Cúl camp: Kellogg's Cúl Camp is over for another year and Fergal Kelleher would like to thank the coaches, Peter Kelleher, Anthony Casey, Cathal Foley, Tadgh Corkery, Niamh Duggan, Conor Flanagan, Mark Creed, Sean O'Callaghan their helpers, Mary Kate, Muireann, Katie, Ciaran, JK, Conor, Alex, Callum, Gearoid, Eoin, Stephen, George, David. Thanks to Theresa Twomey, Ann O'Connell and Michael O' Leary for organizing the children in their rooms in the morning, lunch time and home time. It was a very successful year again, with a 100 happy children for camp. Mick O'Leary, chairman of the juvenile club would like to thank Fergal and Yvonne for all their hard work in organising this well run event. A special word of thanks to Theresa Twomey and Paudie from The Tavern for their much appreciated sponsorship of Kellogg's Cul Camp. Cork senior footballer Stephen Cronin arrived on Friday to have a chat with all.
U 14 peil na nÓg: This tournament was celebrated in style in Clondrohid, great crowds, great football and no rain. All the visiting teams were amazed with the excellent facilities available to them, the welcome, and the catering provided by the club, including some great entertainment in the marquee for all the young folk. A sincere thank you to one and all and to the many businesses who sponsored the event. Clondrohid exited the tournament at the quarter final stages, but thanks to all the team and their mentors for some excellent matches played over the last few months. Well done. Following on from competing in Féile Peil na nÓg, the U14 team played league leaders, Tracton and in an outstanding display of attacking football, won on a score of Clondrohid 6-14 to Tracton 1-6.
Fixtures: JA FL Friday July 8 at 8pm Ivelary V Clondrohid in Inchigeela
U 12B FL Saturday July 9 at 12pm Macroom v Clondrohid in Macroom.

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Broomhill Vintage Club members prepare for Coachford Autumn Festival, Aug 18th to 21st where they will celebrate Ford Cortina, John Deere and Zetor Tractors ©Peter Dineen

Coachford Updates.

Electric bike race. A novel race took place in Rylane as two local characters, Humphrey (Fred) Lynch and Mike Walsh, came up with a brand new fund raising idea. Since both gentlemen are currently not interested in driving, they decided to race each other on their electric bikes and, in the process, raise funds for Marymount Hospice. The race route started at O'Callaghan's bar, Coachford and the finishing line was Fred's Bar, Rylane, via Aghavrin and Aghabullogue.
Fred got off to a blinding start with his bike on full charge and his super-fast legs adding to the speed of his vehicle as he headed for Mullinhassig Waterfall. The race looked to be his although Mick Walsh was not letting him get too far ahead. As they neared the village of Aghabullogue, it was necessary for both to make a much deserved and badly wanted pit stop at Cremin's Bar to check the vehicles, perform safety checks and execute some necessary top ups for the arduous journey onwards towards Rylane. The last leg of the trip was uncontested for the most part as one of the party in the lead car could not be extracted from Cremin's in a timely manner. However, as both approached the lovely village of Rylane with crowds lining the route, it was plain to see that Mick Walsh was in the lead by about four or five bike lengths, with Fred doing everything in his power to try and close the gap, but the finish line came too soon for Fred and it was Mick that was declared the first ever winner of the Coachford - Rylane Electric Classic. This novel bike race raised €1600 and the cheque presentation took place in Fred's Bar, Rylane on Sunday 26th June with music on the night by Deora Ceol.
Coachford on Festival Countdown. Preparations for the 7th Coachford Autumn Festival – August 18 – 21 - are in full swing. The organising committee is putting the calendar of events together and is confident that this year's festival will be the best one ever. The four-day event is run by the Broomhill Vintage Club and raises thousands every year for various national and local charities. 'Something for Everyone' is the theme of the Mid Cork Festival and that certainly is the case with the 2016 event.
Thursday, August 18th will see the first ever junior talent competition. The 'Rising Stars' event will bring the best under 18 talent from all over the county together to perform on stage to entertain the audience and impress the judges. Entries for this fabulous competition must be submitted before July 12th. For further information, contact the festival secretary on 086 803 0086. Athletes, runners and walkers will gather in Coachford on Friday 19th to take part in the 5 Mile Road Race. This year's participants will enjoy Chip Timing, increased number of prizes and pre and post rub downs by massage therapists along with the usual excellent changing facilities, post-race catering and a super organised road race. Registration is from 5.30pm, with the race starting at 7pm sharp. Registration is only €13, with all money raised going to Marymount Hospice and Suicide Aware.
The High Nelly bicycle road run takes to the highways and byways on Saturday August 20th. Saturday will also feature the dog show and other side show events. The Queen of the Festival is the highlight of Saturday's programme. Fifteen contestants representing businesses and organisations in the area will compete for the title, a cash prize and a chance to go forward and represent the Festival in next year's Cork Rose contest.
Sunday is the main event of the Festival and a huge crowd is expected to take part in what is one of the best family days out in Mid Cork. A fun filled day with attractions and events to take part in or just simply sit back and enjoy is planned. It includes the Festival' fittest team competition; the Cross Bar Challenge, Dunk tank, egg throwing, Bonny Baby competition, Zorb Ball Soccer, toddlers funfair, face painter, Tractor building, Model Toy Show, Farmers market, Trade stands and Children's sports. The Annual Vintage and Classic show will form the backdrop for this hectic day and in 2016 the organisers are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mk 2 Cortina, 50 years of John Deere and 70 years of Zetor in Ireland. To mark these milestones, the Broomhill Vintage club will hold a display of these vehicles at the Coachford Autumn Festival on August 21st in The GAA grounds Coachford. The venue is ideal for such a large display. it is expected many owners and fans of these iconic vehicles will make their way to Coachford to be part of this unique occasion and to view all the other beautiful vintage and classic cars on show at this the largest gathering of cars and tractors in Co. Cork an. For further info contact Peter on 086-8447105.
Lark by the Lee. Two summer concerts have just been announced for the grounds of Nadrid House Coachford. The first gig will feature the superb Ben Reel band and will take place on Saturday July 16th at the riverside house from 8pm. The second concert will take place on Saturday August 13th and the wonderful Black Rose, featuring balladeer and terrific musician, Ronnie Morley will take to the stage at 8pm to entertain the crowds. Admission for each concert at this beautiful and picturesque setting in the grounds of the historic Nadrid house is only €12 and there will be Beer, wine and soft drinks available on site to purchase. The organisers will also have a BBQ on site for those who might get peckish as the night rolls on. Event manager, Penny Rainbow , encourages families, groups and friends to come along, bring chairs, rugs etc. to help you enjoy the entertainment.

Liz Lucey Memorial Race

The 7th annual Liz Lucey Memorial Drive, Walk and Cycle in aid of Marymount Hospice will take place on July 10th in Inchigeela. Registration for tractors, cars, cyclists and motorcyclists will take place at 11.30am sharp at Inchigeela Hall. Registration for walkers will take place at Inchigeela GAA Pitch at 1pm.
Danjoe Hallisey was a committed member of the Liz Lucey Committee and an avid lover of all things vintage. This year, in memory of Danjoe, the family has donated 2 perpetual cups (one for tractors and one for cars) - his two loves. From 11:30-12:30 two independent judges will judge the tractors and cars. The winners will be announced once participants have returned to the hall in the evening. Refreshments will be served, followed by a monster raffle with some fabulous prizes. The day will end with a trad session in the Briar Rose Bar, Inchigeela from 6pm. Check us out on Facebook
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Children from Dromleigh, Terelton and St. Enda's N.S., Kilnadur who met for a parish blitz run by the GAA recently. ©Anne Bradley  

Dromleigh N.S. Annual Review

Pupils of Dromleigh can look back on a very busy 2015 - 2016. It began with gymnastics in September and everyone looked forward to Monday mornings with Jennifer. She did a 6 week course with all classes and following this, they had 4 weeks of dance and aerobic exercise with Danny Zumba. Local musician, Ger Wolfe, came to the school every Thursday morning and children enjoyed learning new songs and tin whistle tunes. We had a wonderful Christmas concert on December 21st with Ger's accompaniment and he continued to work with the children in terms 2 and 3. The Parents' Association sponsored the Christmas outing to the Everyman Theatre, Cork for their pantomime "Aladdin". A great day out was had by all. Sportswise, we paid a successful visit to West Muskerry Sports in the Town Park, Macroom. Rang a 3 participated in a football blitz in the Castle Grounds, Macroom. Pupils from 5th and 6th represented the school at the Annual Library Quiz. During Science Week, senior classes had an exciting outing to U.C.C. as well as taking part in the Science Quiz in the DeVere Hall. Many children entered the Credit Union art competition and there were three winners from the school.
Swimming was the highlight of term 2. All children had five swimming classes each in the Castle Hotel. Lunch times were busy in the yard as the Senior classes were coached and prepared for the Spikeball Blitz in February. They had wonderful success, qualifying for the Regional finals in Killarney. Senior pupils joined others from neighbouring schools in an indoor hurling blitz at Macroom Sports Complex. A junior and senior team entered the Credit Union Quiz in Macroom and did the school proud. Children also did very well in the Inter School Primary Debating Competition. For the first time, the school was represented in The Eason's Spelling Bee which was held in Rochestown Park Hotel. Colm did extremely well. Grandparents Day was a great success, with many visitors. The pupils enthusiastically learned about the 1916 Rising and completed their own projects on the theme. The Flag Raising ceremony took place on March 15th. Children got dressed up for the occasion and we were very fortunate to have past pupil, Sebastian Thommen, to raise the Tricolour. Some pupils also took part in the commemorations in Macroom and proudly marched under the Kilmichael banner.
During Term 3, all children enjoyed 8 sessions of tennis with Alan. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth class enjoyed three coaching sessions in Pitch and Putt at Annahala. Football matches had pupils travelling to Ballinascarthy where they played Kilcolman, Ardfield and Darrara National Schools. The boys team advanced to the finals which were held in Clonakilty. Children also participated in the Muskerry Football blitz in glorious sunshine in Annahala. A parish blitz was organised by Kilmichael GAA and all children from 3rd to 6th took part in this. On June 1st children headed to CIT grounds for the annual Cork City Sports and some returned home with trophies. Senior classes participated in the "Cycle Sense" programme run by Cork Sports Partnership. Juniors –1st class enjoyed a wonderful school tour in Leahy's Open Farm, Dungourney. Second –Sixth classes headed to Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, Kenmare for their school tour. Active week was held from June 13th– 17th. Children enjoyed golf with LD Golf. Junior Infants were put through their paces with staff members of The Movement, Macroom while third– sixth class participated in a parish blitz organised by Kilmichael GAA in Annahala. Just 4 Fun summer camps introduced more activities. First– Sixth class enjoyed tag Rugby with coach Willie from Munster Coaching and Development. Sixth Class, with the help of fourth and fifth class, held an extremely successful Bring and Buy under the excellent guidance of Mrs Wiseman. Funds raised went to Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland and the school.

Muskerry Special Olympics

The under 16 athletes of Muskerry Special Olympics Club competed in the Munster Track and Field Special Olympic Championships on 11th of June and brought home a huge medal haul. The athletes had been practicing all year for this competition and their efforts were rewarded. Each athlete competed in their own division in the 25m race, 50m race, 100m race and the 200m race and all bettered their previous times. The athlete's results were: Katie Maloney – 100m Silver and 200m Gold. Cathy Dullea – 100m Silver and 200m Silver. John Buckley – 50m Gold and 25m Silver. Eoin Nagle – 50m Bronze and 25m Gold. Elliott Lynch – 100m Gold and 200m Gold. The club is now on a break for the Summer and will be back in training in September.

Macra Matters

Terelton Macra held its A.G.M. recently. We would like to thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work, and we wish the best to the incoming committee. The officers elected are: Chairperson Christina Crowley, Sec. Noelle McSweeney, Treas. Michael Lordan and P.R.O.s, Caitriona ODonoghue and Aisling O'Driscoll. We will host a 'Know Your Neighbour Evening 'on the 10th July in Foley's Bar, Terelton at 5 pm. There will be a BBQ, live music by 'Back on Track', A Colouring Competition and much more. All proceeds are in aid of Cork Penny Dinners. It is assured to be a great evening.
Donoughmore Macra: At Muskerry Macra A.G.M. in the Riverside Park hotel, seven Donoughmore members were elected to the top table for the coming year. Well done to all, especially to club member Barry O' Regan, who has done a great job as chair of the region for the last two years. It was a very successful year for the region and saw the Macra rally come to the area in October. Congratulations also go to Mairéad Healy and Daniel Buckley on winning best P.R.O. book at the AGM. Further, the club won Muskerry Club of the Year, which shows the great effort put in by all club members over the last 12 months. 'Well done' to our farm skills team of Diarmuid Lee, Matthew Smith and Ian O Connell who represented us at Charleville Show. Our thoughts now move forward to the Donoughmore carnival.

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Garraíodóirí Scoil Abán, Baile Mhúirne a bhuaigh an chéad áit i gcomórtas Gáirdín Scoile le déanaí ©An Scoil

Dáimhscoil 2016

Tionólfar Dáimhscoil Mhúscraí Uí Fhloinn in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne, Dé Sathairn, 16ú Iúil ar 7p.m. Bunaíodh an Dáimhscoil i Scoil Náisiúnta Bhaile Mhúirne, Domhnach Cincíse 1925, agus baisteadh Dáimhscoil Bhaile Mhúirne urithí. Bhí triúr i láthair: Gael na nGael, Dónal Ó Ceocháin agus An Suibhneach Meann. Toghadh Gael na nGael ina uachtarán agus bhí sé sa phost san go dtí 1948. Toghadh Dónal Ó Ceocháin mar chléireach nó mar reachtaire agus bhí sé ann go dti 1958. Socraíodh go mbuailfidís le chéile dhá uair sa bhliain, Domhnach Cincíse agus Lá 'le Stíofán, ach ní raibh san oiriúnach, agus aistríodh an dáta go Nollaig na mBan. I 1929 tugadh an Dáimhscoil go Cúil Aodha agus baisteadh Dáimhscoil Mhúscraí Uí Fhloinn uirthí.
An Cuireadh le Betsy Ní Shuibhne, Uachtarán
Fáiltí fíor fháilteach om'chroí a ghoirm
Chun gach file agus bard pé áit dod' ghoradh
Bheith páirteach le bhúr ndánta i ngaeilge bhinn blasta
Mar tá Dáimh Scoil na bliana seo chúghainn ar sodar
Tagaigí 'n bhúr sluaite pé acu sean tú no óg
Le scrioptanna lán de smaointe casta is cruthanta
Is coinnímís le chéile Dáimh Scoil Mhúscraí ar seol
Is ceiliúraimís bliain is nócha ó bunaiodh í fadó
An Cheist le Concubhar Ó Liatháin, Cléireach.
An Eoraip a spreag ár naoimh is scoláírí
Anois tá sé i mbaol ó fhuath na gciníochaí
An aisling a fíoraíodh le deireadh a chur le cogaí
An dtiocfaidh sí slán nó an mbeidh fós lei aon bhrí?
Bhfuil i ndán don ghoimh an chneas
Idir an pobal ó thuaidh is an muintir ó dheas?
An scian sáite go feirc is le tréan dímheas
Le fórsa is fearg a ruagimíd aontas.
An féidir linn arís nó choiche bheith beo in aontíos
Le nimh sa bhfeoil eadrainn is clocha 'nár muinchillí
Níl falla á thogáil ach féach ar fhás na dteorainní
Ní féidir an locht a chur ar Dhónal an Bhiliúnaí
Má imíonn uainn an Eoraip, an éalóidh leis an mian croí
Go mbeadh aontas sa tír seo a sharódh sean choimhlintí
Tone, Emmet, Mac Piarais is James Connolly
An beag linn anois luach a gcuid íbirtí?


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Hill walkers' Rights - v – Landowners' Rights

Exercising outdoors has been proven to have a more positive effect on blood pressure and your mood than exercising in a gym. It also helps to lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, mitigate disease and stress levels. In modern times, society has seen people becoming more conscious of healthy living and as a direct consequence, people are beginning to ramble across our beautiful countryside on a regular basis.
There are more issues involved than are readily apparent and we now have a situation where there is considerable conflict between the hill-walking community and the farming community. On one hand, you have hill walkers who believe that they should be permitted access to the Irish countryside for recreational walking and hiking, and on the other hand, you have landowners and farmers who are concerned about their exposure to potential personal injury claims arising from accidents on their lands and the risks of increased insurance premiums from any such claims. The law in relation to recreational users of land is contained in the Occupier's Liability Act 1995. A landowner has a duty of care to recreational users and trespassers that enter onto his or her land. Irish law states that the person responsible for the land has an obligation not to injure the person or damage his or her property intentionally and not to act with reckless disregard.
At present, there is an ongoing case in the Circuit Court whereby a hill walker is suing the Irish National Parks and Wildlife Services for €60,000 damages following a fall on the Wicklow Way. She lacerated her right knee and is claiming she can no longer climb or run marathons. The Court heard that she suffered the injury after she slipped on a boardwalk in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
In my opinion, the law does not afford enough protection to farmers and landowners and it is no wonder there has been a great deal of resistance and disagreement surrounding this issue. Farmers work hard and are afraid that there will be a claim against them if a hillwalker has an accident on his or her land. It is a legitimate natural fear. I can, of course, also see the point of view of the hillwalker who bears no ill will towards the farmer or landowner and simply wishes to enjoy the Irish countryside and the fresh air.
The approach in New Zealand is quite refreshing in that it could very well satisfy the needs of walkers and the concerns of farmers and landowners in Ireland. The legislative intervention in New Zealand allows for unimpeded access to walking tracks throughout the countryside of New Zealand. The acquisition of these pathways is interesting in that the government in New Zealand does not utilise statutory powers to acquire the land, but instead purchases rights of way or leases the relevant pathways. In the context of Ireland, the benefit is seen through the limited right of access to the land through these walkways. Instead, the landowner is reassured that the walkers are confined to official walkways and consequently would not interfere with the agricultural business carried out on the property. The other benefits would be that the implementation of this approach would mean that the obligation to insure, maintain and contest personal injury claims associated with the use of the paths, would rest with the Local Authority.
It is clearly the case that farmers do not feel completely protected by the Occupier's Liability Act in this jurisdiction and that legislative intervention will be required by the government in order to properly facilitate ramblers within the scope of private property rights in the Irish Constitution. There is a serious need for change in Ireland, a type of change that compromises between the competing interests of lovers of Irelands natural landscape and of the property rights of landowners, which we must remember are sacrosanct under the Constitution.

Karen Walsh from Grenagh, Co. Cork, 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.

The following letter was written by Con Dunne shortly before his passing. Con, a much loved figure in the community was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2014. At the time of writing this letter, Con had lost his ability to speak, use his hands or complete simple everyday tasks. Yet, his wish was to spread the message of this letter. May he rest in peace.


Though everything is slow and can't do many things I am in good form very day. This is due to the great help I get from my wife Ann, family, neighbours, friends, medical services, IMNDA, home help and especially the great faith I have in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Joseph and a lot of Saints.
I have great trust and faith in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I talk to him all day. I ask him for help with difficult things. If I can't do them he helps me accept them and I offer them up for someone else.
My faith also helps me look on the bright side of life. Feel happy with things I can do rather being sad or frustrated with things I can't do and never get cross.
My visit to Lourdes last year was wonderful. That and meeting Healers and receiving prayers, mass cards, holy water and other religious gifts from kind people helps me cope with everything, still able to do things and no pain thank God.
I wish everyone had the same faith and trust. I try to spread that message.
Con Dunne

Sports Mad

GAA - Cork County Championships 2016

Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2A (winners from Round 1). Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3
Douglas v Imokilly
St Finbarrs v Erin's Own
Midleton 3-21 Newtownshandrum 1-15
Blackrock v Duhallow
Glen Rovers v Sarsfields
Avondhu 0-15 Bride Rovers 2-15
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 4-31 Carbery 0-14
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.
Newtownshandrum, Avondhu,
Ballyhea, Ballymartle,
Round 4
Round 4. 13 teams. 5 Games. 5 Winners + 3 Byes to quarterfinals.
Midleton, Bride Rovers

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

* Inniscarra, Blarney
Round 2A (Winners from Round 1). Winners to Quarterfinals as seeded team. Losers to R3
Carrigaline 1-17 Ballinhassig 0-15
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 1-16 Kanturk 0-16
Castlelyons 1-17 Courceys 1-13
Charleville 1-23 BLARNEY 0-14
Round 3
(A) Fermoy v Charleville
(B) Losers of Valley Rovers/INNISCARRA v Kilworth
(C) Castlelyons v Ballinhassig
(D) Winners of Mallow/Tracton v Watergrasshill
(1) Carrigaline v D
(2) Bandon v B
(3) Cloyne v C
(3) Winners of Valley Rovers/Inniscarra v A
1 v 2 3 v 4

Intermediate Hurling Championship

* Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra B.
Round 2A (Round 1 winners)
12 teams - 6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3
Argideen Rangers 2-14 Kilbrittain 1-18
Fr O'Neills 1-15 Meelin 2-9
St Finbarr's 2-13 Glen Rovers 2-24
Aghada v Castlemarytr
Kildorrery 1-14 Ballinhassig 1-12
Dungourney 1-20 AGHABULLOGUE 2-16
Round 2B (Losers from Round 1)
14 teams (12 Losers of R1 and 2 Preliminary Round losers) 7 Games. Winners to Round 3. Losers eliminated from the championship and play off until the two lowest teams are identified.
Ballymartle 0-9 Blackrock 0-16
Barryroe 1-12 BALLINCOLLIG 3-10
Milford 0-17 Douglas 2-12
Ballygarvan 5-15 Na Piarsaigh 4-12
ÉIRE ÓG v Carrigaline
Round 3.
(A) AGHABULLOGUE v Winners of Éire Óg/Carrigaline
(B) Ballinhassig v Blackrock
(C) Meelin v Winners of Dripsey/Grenagh
(D) Losers of Aghada/Castlemartyr v Douglas
(E) Argideen Rangers v BALLINCOLLIG
(F) St Finbarrs v Ballgarvan
Midleton a bye
Round 4
Winners of Aghada/Castlemartyr v Fr O' Neill. D v F. Dungourney v E. A v Midleton. B v C
Kilbrittain, Kildorrery and Glen Rovers received byes to Quarter-Finals. Draw for the Quarter-Finals to be made at a later date
Ballincollig 3-10 Barryroe 1-12
Ballincollig just got over the line in this 2B encounter at Bandon but will be quite happy with that as it prolongs their current season and keeps them clear of relegation worries in the short term. Ian Coughlan was the Ballincollig hero, scoring two goals in the first half and then in the dying seconds getting in for a third goal which finally killed off the Barryroe challenge and consigned the West Cork men to exiting the competition.
The first half was very even, Coughlan's goals the difference between the teams. His first in the opening minutes gave Ballincollig an early advantage and they led by 1-5 to 0-4 at the end of the first quarter. Barryroe battled back in the second quarter with a string of points and there was only a goal between the sides as the half time whistle was imminent when Ian Coughlan fired in a terrific second goal to give Ballincollig a 2-9 to 0-9 interval lead.
In the second half Barry roe fought back again, boosted by an early goal and had cut the Ballincollig lead to a single point as the end approached. Ballincollig had scored only one point in the second half and Barryroe looked as if they could snatch a draw when Coughlan showed his class with a great third goal to ease the pressure on Ballincollig.
Ballincollig scorers: I Coughlan 3-1, D Bowen, F Kelly (f's) and C Collins 0-2 each, E Hegarty, S O'Sullivan and R Burke 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Brian Cotter, Liam Jennings, Mark Prendergast: Shane O'Sullivan, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Rory O'Doherty: Shane Murphy, Chris Collins: Dave Bowen, Matt O'Leary, Eoin Hegarty: Robbie Burke, Ian Coughlan, David Collins. Subs: Noel Galvin 42, Conor Sexton 57, Diarmuid MacDonnell 59, Aidan O'Donovan 62.
Aghabullogue 2-16 (22) Dungourney 1-20 (23)
Aghabullogue, short the injured John Corkery, just fell short in the 2A round game at Church Road. Dungourney led by a goal at the break, 1-8 to 0-8, after a very even half. It was 0-2 each after five minutes, 0-4 each ten minutes later, and all first half points for the Mid Cork men came from their promising Cork minor Mathew Bradley. Aghabullogue were to hit the front on the restart with a goal from Dhani Merrick followed by a point from Mathew Bradley. Back came the East Cork side and a string of points left them leading by four point at the three quarter stage, 1-15 to 1-11. With Mathew Bradley in un-erring form from frees for Aghabullogue, the Mid Cork men cut the gap to 1-16 to 1-14 before Dungourney edged away again with two further points to regain the four point lead with 54 minutes gone. In the run up to full time, points were exchanged, Aghabullogue cut the lead to three points and in a welter of excitement Mathew Bradley finished the sliotar to the Dungourney net after Ian BarryMurphy's shot had been parried but not cleared. Scores were now level and full time beckoned but in one last attack, the East Cork men got a free and their ace free taker Ryan Denny (0-8 from frees) fired over to give his side the narrowest of victories.
Mathew Bradley scored no less than 1-15 of the Aghabullogue total, 0-10 coming from frees and 0-2 from '65's. Dhani Merrick 1-0, and Ryan Dennehy 0-1, were their other scorers.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Jerome Corkery, Eoin Kennedy, Niall BarryMurphy: Michael Dennehy, Niall Buckley, John Buckley: Billy Casey, Denis Quinlan: Aidan BarryMurphy, Michael Twomey, Evan O'Sullivan: Mathew Bradley, Dhani Merrick, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Ryan Dennehy h/t, Dan Twomey h/t, Alan Hogan 54.
Inniscarra 0 - 8 Midleton 0 – 13
The young Inniscarra second team, after losing their first round tie to Aghabullogue, are now out of the intermediate championship after this loss to Midleton but club mentors are reasonably happy with their decision to volunteer for the higher grade this season and feel that their hurling has benefited from the experience.
Midleton were the better team on this occasion and deserved their win but Inniscarra stayed with them up to the interval when the score was 0-5 each. Alan Sheehan had put the Mid Cork men in front after less than a minute and Dylan O'Sullivan and Stephen Dornan had two points apiece, the second from Dornan just before the interval bringing his side level slightly against the run of play. In the second half, Midleton, who had shot ten wides in the opening period, improved in their accuracy and outscored Inniscarra by eight points to three to emerge comfortable enough winners at the end. Dylan O'Sullivan, with two points from frees, and Stephen Dornan, were the Inniscarra scorers in this period.
Inniscarra: Stephen Horgan: Brian Gould, Brian O'Mahony, Danny O'Herlihy: Jack Harrington, Kevin Burke, David O'Carroll: Declan Hyland, Micharl Burke: Andrew McCarthy, Alan Sheehan, Adam O'Connell: Stephen Dornan, Dominick Kelleher, Dylan O'Sullivan. Sub: Tommy Buckley 53.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Draw

Round 1
(A) Fr O' Neills v Ballymartle
(B) Courcey Rovers v Douglas
(C) St Finbarr's 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
County Junior B Hurling Championship 2016
Kilavullen 2-22 Lough Rovers 1-4, Belgooly 0-14 Ballincurra 4-26,
Rathpeacon 1-9 Dromtariffe 1-13, Bantry Blues/Randal Óg v Whitechurch

Senior Football Championship

* Muskerry and Ballincollig.
Round 2A (All winners of rd 1). 12 teams -6 Games, Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3
St Finbarr's 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
(A) Clyda Rovers v winners of Ballincollig/Beara
(B) Avondhu v MUSKERRY
(C) Clonakilty v CIT
(D) Newcestown v UCC
(E) Duhallow v Douglas
(F) Ilen Rovers v Carrigaline
Carbery a bye
Round 4
Carbery v Nemo Rangers. Castlehaven v F. Bishopstown v E. D v B. C v A
Carbery Rangers, St Finbarr's, Valley Rovers all received byes to Quarter-Finals
Draw for Quarter-Finals to be made at a later date

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

*Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Naomh Abán, Macroom.

Round 2A (WINNERS from round 1). 4 Winners to Quarter finals 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 Newmarket 1-14 aet.
Kiskeam 2-19 Castletownbere 0-6
Nemo 2-11 St Vincents 0-9
Round 3.
(A) Nemo Rangers v NAOMH ABÁN
(B) Kiskeam v Mallow
(C) Bantry Blues v Losers of Fermoy/Ballinora
(D) MACROOM v St Michaels
(1) ÉIRE ÓG v C
(2) Winners of Fermoy/Ballinora v A
(3) Na Piarsaigh v B
1 v 2 3 v 4

Intermediate Football Championship

*Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra.
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
Mayfield 2-14 Kinsale 0-12
Glenville 3-10 Youghal 0-12
AGHABULLOGUE 2-10 Adrigole 1-7
Carrigaline 1-8 Douglas 0-8
Round 3.
(A) Kildorrery v Mayfield
(B) Ballydesmond v Bandon
(C) Glanworth v Carrigaline
(E) Mitchelstown v Glenville
Round 4
C v B, E v A, D a bye
CILL na MARTRA, Kanturk, Millstreet, Rockchapel, St Finbarr's - all received byes to Quarter-Finals. Draw for the Quarter Finals to be made at a later date

Aghabullogue 2 – 10 Adrigole 1 – 7
Two second half goals from John Corkery, one within two minutes of the restart and the other deep in injury time at the end, helped Aghabullogue to make their way safely into Round 3 of the intermediate football championship at a very well presented Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh. Corkery's first goal gave Aghabullogue the lead for the first time, his second assured them of victory. The win was satisfactory from the Aghabullogue viewpoint as the Mid Cork side had to overcome the shock of conceding a goal within less than 20 seconds of the start.
Adrigole availed of a defensive lapse to score a goal directly after the throw in and they led all the way to the half time break. Points from Mathew Bradley (2), Evan O'Sullivan, and a Ryan Dennehy '45' had Aghabullogue only two points in arrears after the opening quarter, 1-3 to 0-4, and with further points from Evan O'Sullivan and a Mathew Bradley free, the Mid Cork side had cut the gap to the minimum by half time when the score was 1-4 to 0-6 in favour of the Beara men.
Mathew Bradley pointed to level matters immediately on the restart and in the 32nd minute Seán O'Sullivan sent in a long ball from midfield and John Corkery got a touch to sent it to the net and give Aghabullogue a lead, 1-7 to 1-4, they were never to lose. The remainder r of the half was very evenly contested, as was the first half, but Aghabullogue had the edge now as their all-action, all-running possession game had the older Adrigole men on the back foot and visibly tiring. Each side registered three points, the Aghabullogue scores all coming from frees, two from Mathew Bradley and the other from Ryan Dennehy. Adrigole could never reduce the margin to less than three points and in injury time any lingering uncertainty about the outcome was dispelled when John Corkery punished the Adrigole defence for an error with a second goal.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Ken Hogan, Dahni Merrick, Jerome Corkery: Ryan Dennehy, Michael Dennehy, Stephen Dennehy: Michael Twomey, Niall Buckley: James Byrne, Evan O'Sullivan, John Corkery: Ian BarryMurphy, Mathew Bradley, Seán O'Sullivan. Subs: Michael O'Sullivan 17, Billy Casey h/t..

County Under 21 A Football Championship

Semi Finals:
St Finbarr's 1-13 Aghada 0-7

County Under 21 B Football:

Semi Finals:
Clyda Rovers v Ballinhassig

Mid Cork GAA

The way has been cleared for the knock out stages of the 'A' hurling and football championships and the championship draws were made at Cloughduv on Sunday evening last and are asfollows:

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Third Round:
A Blarney v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh
B Canovee v Inniscarra
C Éire Óg v Aghinagh or Dripsey
Quarter Finals:
1 Winners of A v Winners of B
2 Winners of C v Iveleary
3 Ballincollig v Clondrohid
4 Kilmurry v Kilmichael
Semi Finals: 1 v 2; 3 v 4

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior Hurling Championship

Quarter finals:
1 Ballinora v Iveleary
2 Kilmichael v Donoughmore
3 Éire Óg v Blarney
Semi Finals: Cloughduv v winners of 1; Winners of 2 v Winners of 3

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship

Second round:
Béal Átha'n Ghaor. 1 – 10 Donoughmore 0 - 10
Aghinagh 2 – 12 Dripsey 1 - 15 – a draw
Éire Óg 2-17 Naomh Abán 0-5
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1 – 10 Donoughmore 0 – 10
Just over a decade ago, the Ballingeary junior footballers, after years of disappointments, at last won the Mid Cork championship and subsequently went up to Intermediate grade, now their second team are through to the third round of the same junior A championship, having defeated the 2011 champions Donoughmore in a very entertaining Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A football championship second round game at Macroom. This defeat unfortunately means that Donoughmore are eliminated from this year's championship but they can take heart from this display by a young side.
Ground conditions at Macroom were perfect and the closeness of the scores throughout and the sporting endeavours of both teams made for a very entertaining game with the issue in doubt to the finish. Donoughmore were leading for most of the game but were eventually undone by a goal from a Seamus Ó Tuama penalty in the 54th minute, which put Béal Átha in front for the first time and gave them an advantage in the final minutes.
The teams were level at half time at 0-4 each. Donoughmore took the lead in the 7th minute through their marksman in chief, Aidan O'Shea, Conor O'Rourke increased their advantage with a point from a free and when Donagh Shorten pointed a Béal Átha free in the 15th minute, Seanie Daly relied for Donoughmore and then Jamie Twomey stretched their lead to three points in the 20th minute. Béal Átha recovered well in the run up to half time with points from Seamus Ó Tuama (after Nollaig Ó Duinnín came up into the attack), Donagh Shorten, from a free and Seán Ó Coill, bringing them equality at the break.
The second half continued with the teams very evenly matched and providing spectators with a free flowing, fast moving game. Four times points were exchanged to keep the sides level in the third quarter before Aidan O'Shea's point in the 44th minute made it 0-9 to 0-8 in Donoughmore's favour. A superb save by Donoughmore goalkeeper Laurence Barry denied Darren Dineen of a goal from close range and when O'Shea added another point in the 48th minute it opened up a two point gap. Béal Átha however maintained their high speed game and Donagh Shorten cut the deficit to a single point again in the 52nd minute. Two minutes later, Shorten, about to shoot for goal, was pulled down, a black card was issued and a penalty awarded. Seamus Ó Tuama slammed the spot kick to the Donoughmore net, Paul Ó Buachalla added a point to open up a one goal gap in favour of Béal Átha and the Gaeltacht men withstood all the pressure Donoughmore could muster in the final minutes to move on to the third round.
Scorers: Béal Átha: S Ó Tuama 1-2, (1-0 pen.), Donagh Seartan 0-4 (0-2fs), S Ó Coill, P Ó Buachalla, D Ó Duinnín and B Ó Coinceannain 0-1 each. Donoughmore: A O'Shea 0-5, C O'Rourke 0-2 (0-1f), J Twomey, G O'Rourke, S Daly 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Gearóid Ó Muirthile: Seán Ó Duinnín, Darren Ó Coill, Shane Ó Duinnín: Gearóid Ó Croinín, Nollaig Ó Duinnín, Dara Ó Ceallacháin: Dónal MacCarthaigh, Dara Seartan: Seán Ó Coill, Pól Ó Buachalla, Seamus Ó Tuama: Darren Ó Duinnín, Barra Ó Coinceannain, Donagh Seartan. Subs:
Donoughmore: Laurence Barry: John O'Mahony, Keelan Forde, Alan Twomey: Conor Kennedy, Aidan Corkery, Tom Daly: Tommy Joe Barrett, Daniel Forde; Jamie Twomey, Aidan O'Shea, Stephen Looney: Conor O'Rourke, Gearóid O'Rourke, St John Forde. Subs: Seán Daly for A Twomey inj. 6, Darren Lucey for Kennedy 45, Leon Cogan for J O'Mahony (Black card) 54, Barry Crowley for T Daly 58.
Referee: John Ryan, Macroom.
Aghinagh 2-12 Dripsey 1-15
Aghinagh and Dripsey must meet again after a very exciting Ross Oil Junior Football Championship game at Ovens ended in a draw. It was a fair result as both sides gave it everything but Aghinagh will perhaps feel that they should have prevailed.
Dripsey started with an early point from Aidan Buckley point but within two minutes, a long delivery by Aghinagh's Seamus O 'Leary was held on the edge of the square by Ruairi Cotter who drilled it into the net.
Dripsey responded well, Buckley pointing three frees in a row but Aghinagh drew level with a Dermot O'Callaghan point and then went in front through a Sean Kelleher point, 1-3 to 0-5 at the end of the first quarter.
Points were exchanged before the outstanding Ruairí Cotter pointed a free for Aghinagh and then, with only a minute left to half time, followed up with a goal from the rebound of his penalty shot which had been blocked by Dripsey goalkeeper Pat O'Riordan. Aghinagh led at the break 2-6 to 0-7.
Dripsey started the second half with points from Buckley and David O' Sullivan, Seamus O 'Leary and Cotter replied for Aghinagh. Dripsey responded from two frees by Buckley and Gary Murphy to cut back the deficit.
When Donal Corkery pointed for Aghinagh with eight minutes left it seemed that Aghinagh, now four points clear, had re-established their command but five minutes from time Dripsey were awarded a penalty which was slotted home by Gary Murphy to leave only a point between the sides. Dripsey pushed forward but were caught on the break by Ruairí Cotter who pointed and the two point gap was still between the teams as the game went into time added on. Aidan Buckley was the Dripsey saviour as he pointed two freess in the closing minutes to force the tie into a replay.

Scorers: Aghinagh: R Cotter 2-6 (0-4f), D Ambrose 0-1, D O' Callaghan 0-1, S Kelleher 0-1, S O' Leary 0-1, M McCarthy 0-1, D Corkery 0-1. Dripsey: A Buckley 0-9 (0-6f), G Murphy 1-2 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), D O' Riordan 0-2, C Hayes 0-1, D O' Sullivan 0-1.
Aghinagh: Ted O' Leary: Jeremiah Kelleher, Alan Hourihan, John Lynch: Dermot O' Callaghan, Dave Barry, Miceál Corkery: William Ambrose, Mathew McCarthy: William Coakley, Seamus O' Leary, Seán Kelleher: Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose, Ruairí Cotter. Subs: Jason McCarthy (42), Michael O' Brien (49), Shane Corkery (53), Donagh O'Riordan (55).
Dripsey: Pat O'Riordan, Dean O'Sullivan, John O'Riordan, Daniel Buckley: John Carey, Aidan Murray, Martin O' Sullivan: Michael O' Riordan, Conor Hayes: Shane Burke, Gary Murphy, Stephen Murray: David O' Sullivan, Diarmuid O'Riordan, Aidan Buckley.
Subs: Barry Kelleher (28), James Cotter for S Murray (h/t).
Referee: Ted Hayes (Éire Óg)
Éire Óg 2 – 17 Naomh Abán 0 – 5
Éire Óg, narrowly defeated in a replay by Iveleary in their opening round of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football championship, easily disposed of the challenge of the Naomh Abán second team in a 2nd round tie at Clondrohid on Sunday evening last. Éire Óg were strongly fancied to advance and from the start there was no doubt about the outcome. Eoin Forde kicked over to give the Baile Mhuirne men the opening score in less than a minute but from then on the play was at the opposite end of the field and with Eoin O'Shea, Denny Murphy, Brian Hurley in shooting form the points tally mounted and at half time it was 0-12 to 0-1 in favour of the Ovens men. The Naomh Aban goalkeeper Miceál Ó Donnchú twice denied the winners with excellent saves, one on each side of the interval, but Éire Óg added two further points on the restart and there was only going to be one result. Eoin Forde had four points, three from frees, for Naomh Aban to make the scoreboard respectable and provide a reward for the effort his side was making but in the concluding stages Éire Óg struck for two goals, one each from substitutes Fionn O'Connor and Conor Nagle.
Scorers: Éire Óg: E O' Shea 0-4, D Murphy 0-4(0-1f), B Hurley 0-3, F O' Connor 1-0, C Nagle 1-0, K O' Riordan 0-2, D Kelly 0-2, J Cooper 0-1, P McDonagh 0-1.
Naomh Aban: E O' Fuartháin 0-5 (0-3f).
Éire Óg: Joe Kelleher: Colm Murphy, Ross McCarthy, Seán Desmond: Michael Corkery, Ger McSweeney, John Cooper: Donncadh Kelly, Paul McDonagh: Denny Murphy, Daire McCarthy, Eoin O' Shea: Keith O' Riordan, Anthony O' Doherty, Brian Hurley.
Subs: Philip Hayes for S Desmond (38), Brian Hallissey for C Murphy (48), Conor Nagle for A O' Doherty (53), S O' Connor for M Corkery (55), Fionn O'Connor for E O' Shea (57).
Naomh Abán: Miceál Ó Donnchú: Stiofán Ó Murchú, Liam Ó Luasa, Pádraig Ó hAilíosa: Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Cristeoir Ó Deasúna, Donncadh Ó Loinsuigh: Garí Mór Ó Loinsigh, Tadgh Ó Scanaill: Deagláin O'hÁileamhain, Eoin Ó Fuartháin, Daire Ó Suilleabháin: Luc Ó Riada, Seán A MacCarthaigh, Pádraig Ó Céilleachair. Sub: Ciarán Ó Críodáin for C Ó' Deasuna 42.
Referee: Ger Ahern (Canovee)

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior Hurling Championship

Éire Óg 2 – 15 Ballincollig 0 – 10
Conditions were excellent in Blarney for the second round of the Muskerry Junior Hurling Championship between neighbours Éire Óg and Ballincollig. Defeat for Ballincollig would put them out of the championship race, Éire Óg had a bye in the first round, so they would have a second opportunity of advancing if they suffered defeat.
Ballincollig played second fiddle during the early exchanges. A first minute point from a free by Eoin O'Shea put Eire Óg ahead and Paul Kirwan was on target from play two minutes later. Ballincollig hopes got a brief lift when Conor Sexton raised a white flag to open their account in the 10th minute but three minutes later they suffered a major set-back when a long range effort by Eire Óg's Eoin O'Shea found its way to the net. Ballincollig had their best period in the second quarter and they led at the interval by 0-9 to 1-5. Eire Óg totally dominated the third quarter with a re-arrange attack. Tim O'Leary, Brian Hurley and Eoin O'Shea gave their markers a torrid time as Éire Óg scored eight points without reply. Ballincollig lost a man to a red card in the 47th minute but did manage to get two points back when Brian Glavin and Eoin Hegarty were on target. Éire Óg then got a second goal, similar to their first, as a long range effort from Brian Hurley found its way to the net.
Scorers: Éire Óg: B Hurley 1-5, E O'Shea 1-5 (0-2 fs), P. Kirwan 0-3, T. O'Leary 0-2. Ballincollig: C Sexton 0-3 (0-1f), E Hegarty 0-2(0-1f), R O'Doherty 0-2, B. Glavin 0-2, G. Enright 0-1.
Éire Óg C Keane: C Mullins, K O'Sullivan, J Twomey: A O'Flynn, C Hutchinson, G McSweeney: C O'Mahony, S Desmond: K O'Riordan, T O'Leary, P Kirwan: B Hurley, D O'Flynn, E O'Shea. Subs: R McCarthy h/t, E Kelleher 47.
Ballincollig: J Lenihan: B O'Halloran, B Cotter, O Ryan: K Crowley, D McDonnell, B O'Connor: C Sexton, J O'Leary: B McElligott, E Hegarty, B Glavin: G Enright, R O'Doherty, C Lucey. Subs: J. Murphy 55, C Dwyer 55.
Referee: Mr. Joe Larkin (Ballinora)
Iveleary 2 – 14 Gleann na Laoi 2 – 9
Iveleary hurlers are through to the quarter finals of the Ballincollig Credit Union Mid Cork Junior A championship after this deserved win over Gleann na Laoi at Cloughduv on Sunday evening last. In an entertaining game with some fine scores, Iveleary recovered from the concession of a goal in the very first minute to hit the front with a superb goal from Colin Tanner in the 19th minute and their second goal, from Brian Cronin in the 47th minute, gave them a seven point lead, 2-12 to 1-8, and opened a gap that Gleann could not bridge despite their best efforts.
Conditions at Cloughduv were excellent and Gleann na Laoi took the lead in dramatic fashion, almost from the throw in. Brian Kearney got possession of high centre, turned and slammed the ball past Cathal Vaughan in the Iveleary goal. It was a set back for Iveleary but they remained calm and points from Darren Kelly and Barry O'Leary had them back in contention by the 8th minute. Points were exchanged, McCann and David Dineen, and Billy Dunlea opened up a two point gap with a point for Gleann in the 18th minute. A minute later, Iveleary went in front for the first time with a smashing goal, Finbarr McSweeney Snr and his brother Ger combining to give Colin Tanner a chance which he availed of in style. Darren Kelly then cut a sideline ball over the bar and David Dineen added two points, one off the ground, to put Iveleary in front at the break by 1-6 to 1-2.
Both sides matched each other over the next ten minutes, adding on four points each to leave Iveleary still in front on a 1-10 to 1-6 scoreline and this margin still separated the teams at the three quarter stage, 1-12 to 1-8, Brian Cronin and David Dineen scoring for Iveleary, Brian Kearney and Rory Coote for Gleann. In the 47th minute, Iveleary struck a decisive blow when Darren Kelly sent over a cross which Brian Cronin caught and buried in the Gleann net and after this there was to be no way back for the Kerry Pike side. Darren Kelly pointed a free, Billy Dunlea replied, Barry O'Leary had a point from play for Iveleary. The game was in added time when from a free, Billy Dunlea buried the sliotar in the Iveleary net but it was a case of 'too little, too late' and it was Iveleary who were celebrating at the final whistle which followed.
Scorers: Iveleary: B Cronin 1-1, C Tanner 1-0, D Dineen 0-5, D Kelly 0-4 (0-1f), B O'Leary 0-3, F McSweeney nr. 0-1. Gleann na Laoi: B Dunlea 1-3 (1-1 f's), B Kearney 1-1, R Coote 0-3 (0-2fs), E McCann and C Horgan 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Cathal Vaughan: Barry Murphy, Daniel O'Riordan, Anthony McSweeney: Ger O'Riordan, James M O'Leary, Kevin Manning: Finbarr McSweeney Snr., Finbarr McSweeney Jnr.: Colin Tanner, Darren Kelly, Barry O'Leary: Ger McSweeney, Brian Cronin, David Dineen. Subs: Martin Cotter for C Tanner, Brian Murphy for G McSweeney, James O'Donovan for B Murphy and Patrick O'Riordan for B Cronin.
Gleann na Laoi: Pio Cafferkey: Chris Bowles, Nigel Desmond, Brian Ahern: Paud Bowles, Mick Cafferkey, Graham Desmond: Billy Dunlea, Derek Healy: Shane Lucey, Rory Coote, Colm Horgan: Eoin McCann, Brian Kearney, Conor Burke. Subs: Kieran Clark for Lucey, Diarmuid Hickey for Burke.
Referee: Mr Dave McCarthy, Kilmurry.

All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier

Round 1 .
Wexford 1-21 Offaly 1-13
Westmeath 0-18 Limerick 1-24
Clare 5-32 Laois 0-12
CORK 1-26 Dublin 1-23
Cork 1-26 Dublin 1-23
Cork defeated 14 man Dublin in an exciting game at Páirc Uí Rinn, to advance and showed a big improvement in their approach to this challenge after a dismal performance against Tipperary a month earlier. It was the quality of Alan Cadogan that sparkled. Cadogan had four scoring chances in total during the first half and took each of them. Cork were two points up when Chris Crummey was dismissed for a second yellow card, but Dublin managed to go into the break just two down, 1-10 to 0-11. Cork were four points up on the hour but they were reeled in by the 66th minute with four Dublin scores in a row and although they came back again via points from Bill Cooper and Conor Lehane, a ninth David Treacy point put the minimum between the sides once more. Then Alan Cadogan pointed in brilliant fashion and Pat Horgan added another to break the Dublin resolve.
Scorers for Cork: P. Horgan (0-12, 8 frees); A. Cadogan (1-5); C. Lehane (0-3); D. Kearney (0-2); L. O'Farrell, W. Egan, B. Lawton, B. Cooper (0-1 each).
CORK: A. Nash; M. Ellis, D. Cahalane, K. Burke; A. Walsh, C. Joyce, C. Murphy; W. Egan, B. Cooper; L. O'Farrell, S. Harnedy (c), J. Cronin; A. Cadogan, P. Horgan, C. Lehane. Subs for Cork: C. O'Sullivan (h-t); D. Kearney (46); B. Lawton (49); L. McLoughlin (63); S. Kingston (68).
Round 2 – 2 matches. The draw is:
Cork v Wexford, Limerick v Clare
Quarter-Finals (Two games) The winners from Round 2 will play Provisional losers of Munster and Leinster (Galway).

All-Ireland FOOTBALL Qualifier

Round 2B
Mayo v Fermanagh,
Monaghan v Longford,
Kildare v Offaly,
Limerick v Cork.
Round 3B (Two games Saturday 16th July). This draw involves the four winners from Round 2B in open draw

Munster JFC final

Kerry 0-14 Cork 0-13
Kerry withstood a brave second-half Cork showing to secure a third consecutive Munster JFC crown. Having had to assemble an entirely new panel for the 2016 campaign, Kerry wore the underdogs tag in this one, yet were led only once over the hour and led at half time by 0-10 to 0-6. Cork went five adrift but then managed to cut the gap to the minimum. They pressed and pressed but now found themselves knocking against a wall of 14 Kerry players. Victory and the three-in-a-row went to Kerry.
Wing back, John Mullins (Éire Óg) was the sole Muskerry player on the Cork panel.

Munster U21 Hurling

Limerick 3-19 Cork 2-15
A powerful opening to the first and second half paved the way for Limerick's victory.
Cork ignited hope amongst their supporters when Shane Kingston and Mark Coleman did brilliantly to hit the net in the 58th and 60th minutes. However Oisín O'Reilly then fired home Limerick's third goal to settle the issue.
Limerick cut Cork apart in the opening stages and were in front 1-6 to 0-1 by the 9th minute and at the close of the opening quarter, they possessed a commanding nine-point lead, 1-8 to 0-2. In the second quarter, Cork roused themselves and at the interval they only trailed 1-12 to 0-12. Limerick accelerated further clear in the second-half to go ahead 1-17 to 0-13 by the end of the third quarter. Then came the two late Cork goals and Limerick's reply.
Scorers for Cork: Shane Kingston 1-6 (0-5f), Mark Coleman 1-2 (0-1 '65, 0-1f), Pa O'Callaghan 0-3, Conor Twomey, David Noonan, Anthony Spillane, Niall Cashman 0-1 each.
Cork had Sean O'Donoghue (Inniscarra) at full back and Mark Coleman (Blarney) at centre back.

Munster Minor Hurling Semi Final

Tipperary 0-23 Cork 1-15
Tipperary gave a storming second-half display to clinch a place in the Electric Ireland Munster minor hurling final as Cork suffered yet another underage hurling setback and Cork's wait for a first Munster minor final appearance since 2008 goes on.
Cork enjoyed a 1-9 to 0-9 advantage at the break. Early in the second-half Cork had pushed 1-12 to 0-9 clear and they looked in control but remarkably they were outscored 0-14 to 0-3 for the remainder of the game.
After trailing by 1-12 to 0-9, Tipperary responded with the nine of the games next ten to hit the front with ten minutes left. Cork were in trouble but they did show the composure to draw level courtesy of points by Beausang and Matthew Bradley.
It was all square with six minutes to go but Tipperary hit the last five points of the game.
Scorers for Cork: Josh Beausang 1-7 (0-6f), Jack O'Connor 0-3, Evan Sheehan 0-2, Liam Healy, Matthew Bradley and Danny Gunning 0-1 each.
The Cork lineout included: John Cooper (Éire Óg) and Eoghan Clifford (Cloughduv) in the half back line and Matthew Bradley (Aghabullogue) at centre forward.

Munster MF Final

Kerry 3-14 Cork 3-8
Cork minors were not fancied to win and they were beaten by a better team at Killarney. Cork did mount a serious challenge for much of the game but could not contain Kerry in the final quarter.
The Cork team started with Tadhg Ó Corcara (Cill na Martra) at wing back and Colm O'Callaghan (Éire Óg) in attack. Cathal Foley (Kilmichael) came on at half time at midfield with Gearóid O'Donoghue

All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Group 1 Cork 5-19 Clare 0-10

Cork 3-14 Offaly 1-05
Offaly had begun their campaign with two wins but they found champions Cork too strong in Fermoy, falling to a 3-14 to 1-5 defeat.

Munster Ladies Sevens

At the recent Munster Ladies 7s, Donoughmore got off to a flying start, beating Beara by 4-8 to 3-5. They then took on Rosscarbery, where scores from Amanda Greene and Eimear Looney were of the essence, winning 5-7 to 1-8, with goalkeeper Catriona O'Connell pulling off some tremendous saves. The girls' stamina and fitness then showed when they were forced to play Waterford's Comeragh Rangers immediately. Here the girls faced immense physicality and strength. However, Donoughmores backs, Ciara Dilworth and Eileen Lyons withstood the constant pressure. Superb scores from Aileen Healy and Grainne Sexton led to a comfortable win. Tied at the top of the Intermediate table, Donoughmore and Glanworth played each other in the Cup Final. This was to be their toughest challenge yet and proved to be a thrilling game. Donoughmore's Aileen Buckley and Jenny Brew-Dinan scored a phenomenal 2-11 in only 20 minutes. Unfortunately, a last minute goal denied Donoughmore victory but a great day out was had by all.Players: Catriona O'Connell, Ciara Dilworth, Eileen Lyons, Amanda Greene (C), Jenny Brew-Dinan, Aileen Buckley, Eimear Looney, Grainne Sexton & Aileen Healy.

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Donoughmore U12s, winners of the Mid Cork Final, with their trainers John Dinan and Louise Barrett. ©

Donoughmore Win

Donoughmore U12s took the Mid Cork B title with a comprehensive win over Naomh Fionnbarra at Carrigadrohid. Conditions were less than ideal, but Donoughmore were in top form and from very early in the contest, it was evident they were the stronger team. Donoughmore had a succession of scores in the first half. Corner forward, Sadhbhin Sheehan, scored a hat trick early in the opening half. Points from Julie Lyons, Niamh Dinan, Ellen Crowley, Aoife Barrett, Sadhbhin Sheehan and a goal from Anna Logan gave Donoughmore a lead of 4‐8 to no score at the half way stage.
Donoughmores dominance continued in the second half. Further goals from Anna Logan, Ciara Lily Twomey and Caoimhe O Connell along with points from Niamh Dinan and Julie Lyons, further increased the Donoughmore lead. Naomh Fionnbarra registered scores n the last quarter but it was too little too late. Donoughmore emerged comfortable winners on a final score line of 7‐10 to 1‐2. Linda Barry, Mid Cork fixtures secretary, presented the cup to captain Niamh Dinan to the delight of teammates and supporters. Well done to the girls and the management team of John Dinan and Louise Barrett. Panel, as follows: 1. L. Kelleher 2. E. Hayes 3. C. O Connell 4. L. Daly 5. A. Neilon 6. N. McSweeney 7. A. O Connor 8. N. Dinan 9. A. Barrett 10. E. Crowley 11. K. Honohan 12. S. Sheehan 13. A. Logan 14. J. Lyons 15. E. Hughes 16. A. O Leary 17. E. Honohan 18. C. Buckley 19. E. O Connor 20. C. Buckley 21. A. McAloon 22. C.L. Twomey 23. M. Murphy 24. A. Barrett Our U14 squad played a friendly against a team from Skerries, Co. Dublin in Ballyanly. The Dublin girls played Inniscarra in an U13 camogie game and after some refreshments, Donoughmore played the visiting team in a very competitive game of football. We will hopefully travel to Skerries later in the year for a return match. Stephen Barrett, chairman of Donoughmore Ladies football club, thanked the visiting club and wished them well in the future.
Our U10 girls had a comprehensive win at home against Ballincollig on Friday Jun 17th with a panel on the night of 22 players. It was a great game and well contested by both teams. As can be seen from the recent converts to U12 in the Mid Cork Final, there will be more glory coming to Donoughmore in the not so distant future.

Éire Óg Ladies Football Club

Training continues every Friday evening from 6pm. New members are always welcome – Please contact Secretary Denis O'Shea on 086 8625220 for further info. Our U14 team competed in the South West Féile competition on the weekend of 24th June. We travelled to Mallow to play two matches. We were defeated by Rathmore and our second match was against New York, a very fit and athletic team who outplayed and defeated us. We headed home and welcome our families from Dunboyne, whom we played on the newly developed pitch in Éire Óg. Dunboyne got the better of us and we were then relegated to play in the shield quarter finals at Rathmore against St. Pat's from Wicklow. We played our hearts out and had a great win, which paved the way for the shield semi-final on Sunday against Rathmore. It was great to hear support come from our visiting team Dunboyne. On Sunday we went to Glenflesk. Éire Óg played some great football and led at half time but Rathmore chased right until the final whistle and were successful in drawing the match. Five minutes a side of extra time was played and Rathmore were lucky to get two goals which sounded the end of Éire Óg Féile 2016 dreams
Our U14 panel has the following players: Patrice Holmes, Sadhbh McGoldrick, Maebh Kelly, Fiona Nagle, Rebecca Sheehan (captain), Ciara Sheehan, Isobel Sheehan, Aoibhinn Goulding, Indiana Sheehan, Aoibhe O'Brien, Niamh O'Shea, Emily Coffey, Ava Halligan, Nicole Murphy, Eabha Sheehan, Niamh O' Shea, Niamh Herlihy, Orla Cahalane, Ella Foley, Eimear O'Donovan, Eimear Murphy, Grainne O'Shea, Aisling Desmond and Tara O'Mahony who did a great job with stats for the weekend. A huge thanks to team mentors Tom Scally, Dave Collins and Sandra O'Brien, all our families and supporters, Éire Óg LGFC and Éire Óg hurling and football club for their great support over the Féile 2016 weekend.

Laochra Óg News.

Thursday 23rd June, our U8 camogie team played very well against Kilbree in their Go Game Competition and won, with a very impressive scoreline. Thanks to Kilbree for travelling and for a great sporting game and to team sponsors, Mulcahy Insurances Macroom.
Tuesday 28th June. Laochra Óg Under 15 hurling team played Crosshaven in the first round of the Championship in Ballyvourney. Crosshaven got off to a great start scoring three goals in as many minutes and stayed in front for most of the game. Laochra Óg fought back hard and scored some fine points. However, Crosshaven pushed on again and won by five points on a scoreline of Crosshaven 6-05 to Laochra Óg 2-12. Thanks to U15 Sponsor Macroom Opticians and to Coláiste Ghobnathan for use of their pitch. Best of luck to Crosshaven in the next round.
Thursday 30th June. Junior "B" County Hurling League took place between Laochra Óg and Whitescross in Whitescross. Final score Óg 1 – 06 to Whitescross 1 – 19. Thanks to Whitescross for hosting the event and to team sponsors, Deasy's Pharmacy.
Friday 1st July. Our club achieved another first when the U16 team won a championship match in our underage structure. They won the game well against Brian Dillions. The lads played some great hurling and were deserving winners. Thanks to team sponsors, Deasy's Pharmacy Macroom and Ballyvourney and thanks to Brian Dillon's for making the trip and for a very sporting game. Our thanks also to Coláiste Gobnatan for the use of their facilities.
Sunday 3rd July. U12 league result Laochra Óg 1-6. Kinsale 1-6. A hard earned but well deserved draw. A game of two halves with our lads dominating the first half and taking a three-point lead at the interval. The highlights of the first half were a fine long range point from James Slattery and an absolute cracker of a goal from Roisin Murphy. Second half and Kinsale fought back and were in the lead mid-way through. An all-important free which Brian Healy converted.
Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie Club would like to thank all our generous sponsors for supporting our club. In Hurling Deasy's Pharmacy, Folláin Teo., Macroom Optitions, Astra Systems and Murphy's Tarmac. In Camogie Mulcahy's Insurance Macroom, Macroom Tidy Towns and Matt Murphy's Pharmacy Macroom. For the use of Facilities Macroom Town Park and their Committee Members, Michael and Nora McCarthy Glenview and Glenmill Restaurant for the use of Teerbeg and Coláiste Gobnatan Baile Mhúirne for the use of the college field.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

FIXTURES: JA FL Friday July 8 at 8pm Ivelary V Clondrohid in Inchigeela
U 12B FL Saturday July 9 at 12pm Macroom v Clondrohid in Macroom.
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St Colman's ran a football league over the past 8 weeks. Six teams of 9 players, comprising the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes competed. The semi-finals and final were contested on Tuesday, 28th of June, and in a welter of excitement, Kieran Doody's team emerged victorious. Kieran also won the John Browne Cup, a trophy in honour of the distinguished past teacher, and this was for a Gaelic Football skills competition. Mark Hunt won the 'Best' player award and Kristoff Mora was adjudged to be the 'Most Improved' player. The medals and Cup were later presented in the Hall by coach, Tadhg Sheehan and teachers, Kieran Cronin and Barry O'Leary. The school was also presented with a set of new jerseys which were kindly and jointly sponsored by Danone, Macroom, AIB Macroom, TSB Macroom and Macroom GAA Club.

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Macroom Soccer Club U-12s; League Champions. © Dave Martin

Macroom Soccer Champions 

Macroom under 12s earned 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. 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.

Crookstown Karate Club

Crookstown hall was buzzing on Friday June 17th for the tea party run by the karate club to raise funds for the members of the club travelling to the World Championships in Jakarta at the end of August. There was a great turnout, with the 18 table hosts doing a fantastic job entertaining those at their tables. There was a real sense of community in the hall and it's great to have a facility like the hall to bring the community together. Three Irish dancers performed a set if dances, followed by a karate demonstration by Sensei Donovan and the members travelling to Jakarta. Many thanks to all those who helped make the night a great success -- the many sponsors for our raffle, Joe McCarthy for doing MC, Maura + Jack in the kitchen, our parking attendants + all those who hosted tables and attended on the night.

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Prizewinners in Macroom Golf Club Ladies' Captain's Prize (Mary Cronin) ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club: 

27/6/2016; Munster Seniors: Cat. – 1st 1st Liam Cotter (14) 41 pts, 2nd Jim Nolan (9), 35 pts. Cat. - 2. 1st Declan O'Keeffe (20), Lee Valley 42 pts, 2nd David Hayes (18), 41 pts; Cat. 3 - 1st George Desmond (22) 38 pts, 2nd Frank Holland (27) 38pts. NBS Open Singles - 1st Noel O 'Flynn (17), 43 pts. Junior Sc Cup: 1st Tony Horgan (7),76, 2nd Mark O'Flynn (7), 78, 3rd Leo Goold (9), 79; Nett Daniel O'Sullivan (11), 70. Intermediate Sc. Cup - 1st Tom McSweeney (17), 78, 2nd Sean McCahill (14), 80, 3rd Sean Twomey (13) 80; Nett David Hayes(18) 64. Fixtures: Tue seniors, Thur. NBS Open Singles, Sat. & Sun. Club Singles.
Week 2. NBS open singles 1st Jim Lordan (16) 43 pts, 2nd Dan O'Brien (11) 41 pts
Club singles: 1st Liam Nash (21) 43 pts, 2nd Colm Creedon(11) 43 pts, 3rd Daniel O'Sullivan(11) 42 pts
FIXTURES : Tuesday: seniors. Thur NBS Open singles. Sat Monthly medal. Sun Club singles.
Lady Captain's Prize (Mary Cronin) on Sunday 3rd July. Winner- Yvonne Courtney (27) 61 net 2nd Mary Lehane (19) 69 net on b/9. Best Gross Ber O'Shea (9) 78 gross. Silver 1st Aoife Buckley (19) 71 net 2nd Eileen Healy (12) 72 net 3rd Sinead Lynch (19) 73 net Bronze 1st Marie Lillis (340 69 net 2nd Cáit Breathnach (33) 71 net 3rd Norma Fitzgerald (30) 72 net, 4th Maura O'Rourke (23) 72net 5th Annie Piotrowski (34) 73 net Silver F/9 Bernie McGrath (14) 35 net. B/9 Kitty Horgan (19) 36 net Bronze F/9 Ger Cullinane (34) 30 net B/9 Maedhbh Loughrey (27) 31.5 net 9 hole S/F Mary McCarthy (36) Committee Prize- Ger Murphy (23) 75 net Granny Prize- Maura Forde (25) 75 net Longest Drive- Aoife Buckley Nearest the Pin on 2nd - Eileen Healy (12) 69" Putting Prize- Christina Cronin 30 putts. Birdies on Par 3's. Mary Lehane on 6th & 11th and Rose Costello on 2nd.
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