Lee Valley Outlook Aug. 4 2016 v13e16

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Summer in Dromcarra ©Con Kelleher

Lee Valley Diary

Senior Citizen Fundraising in Fr. Ryan Hall
Coffee Morning Fri Aug 5th at 10.30am.
Social evening Wed Aug 10th
Bring & Buy and Barbeque Fri Aug 19th at 7.30pm
Raffle at the Bring and Buy at 9pm.
Breezie on Wed Aug 24th

Monday Cinema at the Castle Hotel
8th August – To Kill a Mockingbird 8. 30p.m
15th August – Sing Street 8.30p.m.
22nd August – "Mick" 8.30p.m.
29th August – Becoming Zlatan 8.30p.m.

Events in the Riverside Park Hotel
Auditions for Murder at Shandy Hall on Sun 7th Aug at 8.30pm
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan in concert. 17th Sept at 8:30pm
Conal Gallen - 24th Sept at 8:30pm –
Shawn Cuddy & Friends Concert - 8th Oct at 8:30pm
Murder at Shandy Hall – Oct 13th 14th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd at 8:00pm.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th Nov at 8:00pm

Mark Nugent Fundraising table quiz on Fri Aug 5th in Bealnamorrive at8:30pm.
Diarmuid O'Connell CD launch in Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney, Fri, Aug 5 at 8p.m.
Ballinagree Vintage Festival Aug. 5 - 7
Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Fri, 12th Aug at 7.30 pm.
Ted's 9th Opel Vauxhall Run: Aug. 13th from Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom
Crookstown Vintage weekend 13 / 14 August
Inchigeela Festival Aug 18 – 21
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.
Kilmurry Museum: Official opening at 5pm on Sun 21st Aug 2016.
Muskerry Macra discussions on Brexit and Irish Agriculture Fri. 26th Aug: Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom at 8pm.
Lissarda ambush commemoration Sun Aug 28th at 7.30pm
Gramophone Circle in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. Next gathering, Fri. Sept. 9 at 11a.m.
Marymount Coffee Night on Thurs Sept 15th in the Community Centre, Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm.
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

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Tree Planting ceremony to mark international twinning arrangement between Macroom, France and Italy. ©

International Tree Planting

A group of over fifty people from the towns of Bubry (Brittany, France) and Marcallo con Casone (Lombardy, Italy) were in Macroom Thursday 14th July to Monday 18th July. To commemorate the long standing twinning relationship between the towns - Bubry (36 years) and Marcallo con Casone (14 years) - a tree was planted in the town park. Martin Coughlan from the Twinning Association organised this and the tree was donated by Galbally Nurseries in honour of the late Jack Kearney who was one of the longest serving traders in the Square. Each member of the delegations - Roger Thomazo, Mayor of Bubry; Löic Sesquière (President of the Twinning Association of Bubry); Massimo Olivares (Mayor of Marcallo con Casone); Carla Ferri (President of Twinning Association of Marcallo con Casone) and Paul Collins (Chairman of Macroom Twinning Association) - assisted in the planting of the tree. Following the tree planting ceremony, members of the Bagad Sant Ewan/Saint-Yves Bubry and the Cercle Celtique Bugalé Melrand provided entertainment.

Senior Citizen Week

Macroom Senior Citizens annual fundraiser runs from August 5 – 24. A variety of entertaining and, hopefully, profitable events will take place, raising funds to support the different services which are provided by the committee. These include Sheltered Housing, Daily Lunch, Meals on Wheels, Chiropody, Care & Repair, Weekly Bingo, Monthly Socials, Summer Outings, Christmas Dinner, Bealtaine Festival, Line Dancing, Art & Craft Classes and Annual Group Holiday. The first event is a Coffee Morning on Friday August 5th in Fr. Ryan Hall at 10.30am. An afternoon Social evening will take place on Wednesday August 10th in Fr. Ryan Hall at 3pm. Music will be provided by The Rambler and admission is €5. The Annual Bring & Buy and Barbeque will take place on Friday August 19th in Fr Ryan Hall, starting at 7.30pm and the Annual Raffle will take place during the Bring and Buy at 9pm. On Wednesday August 24th Shelia Flitton will perform her one woman play entitled Breezie in Fr. Ryan Hall at 8pm and Admission is €7. This play looks at the life of Breezie Gallagher who, for over sixty years, was the sole resident of an Island on Lough Gill, County Sligo. Born in the 1870 s and orphaned in her teens, Breezie's wisdom, robust humour and fierce independence gained her a reputation as healer, wise woman and witch We are asking the public to support our fundraising events.

Social Housing for Oakwood.

As part of the Government's housing action plan - 'Rebuilding Ireland – an Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness' – it has been announced that between 50 and 60 new social housing units are to be delivered in Oakwood Macroom through public private partnership.

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Starcamp participants in Macroom ©

Library Service

Due to a recent fire in the Briery Gap building, Macroom Library will remain closed until further notice. The Library is looking for alternative premises for the library and hopes to have that in place as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the public can hold on to any items they have on loan from the Library until a new library is in place. Fines will be suspended on all Macroom Library books that were loaned before the fire on the 28th May, 2016. Books can also be returned to any of the County Libraries branches e.g. Ballyvourney, Ballincollig, Bandon, Millstreet etc. N.B. Ballyvourney branch has restricted opening hours. It is open on Tuesdays and Fridays 10a.m -1p.m. and 2p.m. – 6p.m. Thursday 2p.m. – 7p.m. Saturday 10a.m. – 1p.m. It is not open on Wednesdays. Details of alternative branch libraries can be found on the library website at www.corkcoco.ie/library and via the Library App. The Library regrets any inconvenience caused to library users and looks forward to having a library service up and running again in Macroom very soon. Any queries on Macroom Library can be made to the County Library at 0214546499 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Auditions for Murder at Shandy Hall

Open auditions for Cast and Chorus will be held at Riverside Park Hotel on Sunday 7th August at 8.30pm.
Briery Gap are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to all amateur performers throughout the whole Lee Valley region to share the stage with iconic screen legend, Patrick Bergin, best known for his Box Office Movie hits, "Sleeping with the Enemy" "Robin Hood", "Patriot Games", "Ella Enchanted" to name but a few.
This original production, which will be Irelands first Musical, Murder Mystery, will open on Thursday 13th October at Riverside Park Hotel. This event will be directed by Michael Sheridan, with Alan Kiely as musical director with Briery Gap producing.
Set against the tranquil rural backdrop- the sleepy County Cork village of Dripsey near Coachford - a sensational Victorian murder is played out with a potent mix of love, lust, betrayal and ultimately naked hatred. The entry of a young and beautiful governess into Shandy Hall, the home of retired British Army surgeon Dr Philip Cross acts as a catalyst for an act of horror that prompts suspicion, an exhumation and a charged courtroom drama that grabs newspaper headlines all over the world.
The cast of real characters includes a cruel killer cloaked in respectability, a beautiful and naive governess; a blameless wife; a brilliant young pathologist; a canny and clever murder detective; two accomplished courtroom adversaries; a caring judge and a notorious hangman. In addition there is a myriad of supporting cast of servants, villagers, neighbours and witnesses in the investigation and trial underscored by great songs and music. This production promises to be one of the greatest theatrical events Macroom has ever staged. Enquiries: Ann Dunne 087 2755080.

Upcoming Briery Gap Events this Autumn/ Winter

Arising from the closure of the Briery Gap Cultural Centre due to fire, the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom will host the following events previously scheduled for the theatre.
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan in concert. 17th September at 8:30pm – Irish folk legends return to Macroom with all their hits! Tickets €20
Conal Gallen - 24th September at 8:30pm – A King on the Irish comedy scene, laughter galore is a guarantee. Tickets €25
Shawn Cuddy & Friends Concert - 8th October at 8:30pm – The cream of Irish Country featuring Shawn Cuddy, Kathy Durkin & Richie Kavanagh. Tickets €20.
Murder at Shandy Hall – The Musical. Opening on Thursday October 13th. Showing October 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 23rd at 8:00pm. Ireland's first Musical Murder Mystery, not to be missed. Tickets €20/18.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th November at 8:00pm - Ireland's top all-girl, shiny-dressed, musical-comedy trio. Tickets: €18/16.
Tickets for these events will be on sale in the coming weeks, please visit our website www.brierygap.ie and our social media pages for updates.

Monday Movies at the Castle Hotel – July & August

To Kill a Mockingbird. 8th August. The 1962 classic based on Harper Lee's best seller, tells the story of Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), a lawyer in the Depression-era American South, defending a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
Sing Street 15th August – Sing Street is a 2016 Irish musical comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Carney. The story revolves around a boy starting a band to impress a girl.
22nd August – "Mick" A local documentary remembering Michael Collins
29th August – Becoming Zlatan Documentary on soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović
Admission to each film €5, all screenings at 8:30pm. Free nibbles courtesy of SuperValu. Please see website for further information.


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Gearagh 5K Fun Walk/Run on Friday, 12th August at 7.30 pm. Registration at Kilmichael GAA grounds Annahala from 6.15 pm onwards. Registration €10 each or €20 family.
Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association Ltd have pleasure in announcing that President Michael D Higgins will officially open Independence Museum Kilmurry on Sunday, August 21st at 5pm.
Lissarda ambush commemoration postponed from Sunday August 21st to Sunday August 28th at 7.30pm in deference to President Michael D. Higgins opening Independence Museum, Kilmurry. Oration by Niall Murray.
Monthly Gramophone Circle. Due to the closure of Macroom library, will be held in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. The first gathering of the new season is on Friday, September 9 at 11a.m. Eileen Hackett is presenter.
Marymount Coffee Night. Donoughmore fundraising group is holding its 21st annual coffee night on Thursday September 15th 2016 in the Community Centre in Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm. Your generous donations of home baking in previous years and your enthusiastic participation have ensured successful fundraising events in the past. Your continued support would be much appreciated this year. There will be face painting, nail art on the night so come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat - all in a good cause. Everyone welcome.
Macroom Library remains closed due to the fire in the Briery Gap complex. Efforts are underway to provide library services, albeit in a limited capacity, at an alternative location. In the meantime, some of the services previously available at the library are located in Fr. Ryan Hall, while members of Macroom Library may use their card in other branches throughout the county. Fines will not be levied on books on loan from Macroom Library during the breakdown in services.
Drink Tea forMND. Following our recent fundraiser in Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the afternoon such a great success: those who sponsored our fantastic raffle prizes; everyone who came along on the day and brought with them some amazing baking and of course to Nicholas and Maureen for hosting the event. Finally thank you to Sean McSweeney for the great photographs taken on the day. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all and a total of € 2,450 was raised for the IMNDA.
Aghinagh Lotto 18/07/2016: Jackpot €1,150. Numbers drawn 04, 07 & 26. No winner. €50 Joan O Leary, Sleaveen, €20 Michael Horgan, Horsemount, Gerald & ANne O Leary, Dromduve, John & Gobnait White, Coolnadane, Kieran & Mary Deasy, Kilberrihert.
24/07/2016: Jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn 07, 09 & 42. No winner. €50 Anne O'Leary, Dromduve, €20 Kitty O'Connor, Fairhill, Claire Ambrose, Cahirbaroule, Gene Kelleher, MCP, Humphrey Sullivan, Ballinagree.
CCTV Cameras, installed throughout Macroom during the past months, are nearly fit for purpose. It is reported that 90% of the work has been completed and they should be functioning in the near future. Gardaí will monitor feed from the cameras and recordings will be kept for a month. Registration plate recognition is included in the service and this should help trace suspicious vehicles. With traffic flow as it is in Macroom, the cameras will have plenty time to capture required data.
Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: August 24th. Jackpot €6,500. Numbers Drawn 4,15,19,29. No winner. €50. Con Murphy, Farran. €25 Noreen Creedon, Aherla. Noel & Nuala Crowley, Carrigadrohid €25 on line Margaret Corcoran.
August 31st. Jackpot €6,650. Numbers Drawn 6,10,17,20 No winner. €50. Mike & Pat Lynch Larchill. €25 Evan Horgan c/o O'Sullivan. Liam Twomey Mashanaglass.€25 on line Tomas Twomey Aherla.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 20/7/16. Jackpot €2.800. No winner. €70 Fergal Kelleher, Moulnahorna €20 each Andrew O'Connell, Ardeen. Mary Hurley, 13 Dan Corkery Place, Macroom. Dolores O'Leary, c/o Bingo. Paudie, Theresa & Tara, c/o The Tavern
27/7/16 Jackpot of €3,000 won by Eileen Cooney Coachford €70 Gary O' Brien, Coolnadane €20 each: Isabel Good, Lissarda. Claire Dineen, c/o Dineen's. Tom Kelleher, c/o MCP. Noreen O'Regan, Coachford. Next Week's Jackpot €1,000.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 24th July, 2016. Numbers: 16-21-23-28. No winner. €50 Danny Lynch, c/o Dromeys €25 each: Pat McAuliffe, Kanturk Dáire O'Brien, Dromleigh Ted Cotter, Carrigboy
Aug. 1 2016 Numbers: 11-16-22-24. No winner. €50 Doireann & Cathal O'Donovan, Terelton €25 each: Margaret Kelly, Johnstown Bridie O'Leary, Renacahera John Joe Daly, Ballincollig
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 19/07/2016 - Jackpot €10,200. Winning Numbers 13-28-34, No Winner. €70 Eileen Horgan, St, Colman's Park €20 each Stephen O'Leary, Auld Triangle Colette O'Leary, Barrett Place. Mgt Healy, Farran. Marg O'Riordan, Barrett Place, Tim Mc Sweeney, Codrum
26/07/2016 - Jackpot €10,400. Winning Numbers 14-26-36. - No Winner - €70 Paul Farrell, Killarney Road €20 Jennifer & Mia Murphy, Cork Street. Denise Moloney, Main Street. Frankie Clarke, St Colman's Park. Shelia Johnson, Barrett Place. Niall Hallisey, Masseytown
Coachford AFC Lotto Results 25/7/2016. Jackpot: €6,000. Numbers Drawn: 11 – 19 – 21. Winner: Concubhar Lucey. €40 Tim Buckley (Yearly Ticket), €20 J.T. Roche, Josephine Moynihan (Yearly Ticket), Donal Moynihan (Yearly Ticket), Tina Herlihy.

Lee Valley Updates

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The march through Cill na Martra at Comóradh an Chéid 1916 – 2016 ©Lee Valley Outlook  

Fun and Games in Cill na Martra

Cumann Peile Cill na Martra celebrated Comóradh an Chéid 1916 – 2016 with a weekend of inclusive events - Mass, music, history, parade, plaques and football. The Sunday programme opened with Mass and set the theme for the day with an Irish version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Píobairí Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh then led a parade to Páirc Uí Chuana where Dick Manning unveiled a plaque to the local Volunteers who marched to Carraig an Ime on Easter Sunday 1916. Richard Browne unveiled a plaque to local poet, Johnny Browne, composer of the Kilnamartyra Exile, who had fought with the Irish Guards in France and Flanders during World War 1.
Gearóid Ó hÉalaithe, Cathaoirleach Cumann Peile Cill na Martra, welcomed all the descendants of the Cill na Martra Company of the Volunteers; Defence Forces Gaelic football teams representing Óglaigh na hÉireann, an Gharda Síochána, the P.S.N.I. and the Irish Guards, London; local politicians including Minister of Agriculture, Michael Creed, Aindrias Moynihan T.D. and Gobnait Moynihan M.C.C.. as well as G.A.A. officers.

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A section of the large attendance at Comóradh an Chéid In Cill na Martra ©Lee Valley Outlook  

James Cooney, local historian and Cill na Martra native, delivered a short oration in which he traced the fight for Irish freedom from the Norsemen to 1916 and said he believed that but for 1916 we would not have independence: perhaps a form of Home Rule. The rebels were predominantly young, educated idealists. Rebellion was neither popular nor profitable. Many of them sacrificed home, family, jobs, education. Recent revisionism, while not to be totally rejected, must have a base in solid research and fact, not just opinions. Sainthood through death may be understandable but the survivors who went on to build an Ireland of which we may be proud are to be lauded also.
Dáithí Mac Suibhne, nephew of First Lieutenant Patrick O'Sullivan and Mick O'Sullivan, read out a comprehensive list of the original members of Óglaigh 1916 – Complacht Chill na Martra. Éamonn Mac Suibhne read a letter that his great granduncle, Dan Harrington, wrote to his great grandmother, Minnie Harrington O'Sullivan, from Frongoch in August 1916. Dan, a leading member of the Cill na Martra Volunteers, was interned in Richmond Barracks, Wakefield and Frongoch, with John O'Riordan, from May to December 1916.
Áine Uí Chuill described the background of poet, soldier and St. John of God Brother, Johnny Browne and sang his most famous composition, The Kilnamartyra Exile.

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Cill na Martra man, Brendan O'Connell, centre, captain of Óglaigh na hÉireann G.A.A. team, with the trophy won at the Defence Forces blitz at Comóradh an Chéid In Cill na Martra ©Lee Valley Outlook

Defence Forces Blitz

As part of Comóradh an Chéid 1916 – 2016 in Cill na Martra, G.A.A. teams representing the Irish and British Armies, An Garda Síochána and the P.S.N.I. played a 9-a-side football blitz over the weekend. On Sunday, the P.S.N.I. and Naomh Pádraig, London contested the Shield and the P.S.N.I. won, 3 – 9 to 1 – 3 while Óglaigh na hÉireann beat An Garda Síochána 3 – 11 to 1 – 7 in the Cup. At the subsequent presentation ceremony, Cill na Martra's Brendan O'Connell, Lios Buí, joint captain of the Irish Army team, accepted the Cup. A representative of the P.S.N.I. congratulated the G.A.A. on its bravery in organising such and event and providing leadership in re-imagining society in 2016. A spokesman for the Irish Guards expressed his bewilderment regarding the rules of play governing Gaelic football. He said that the Irish Guards fought at Mons during World War I and Johnny Browne could well have been one of their number. The visiting teams made presentations to Cumann Peile Cill na Martra to mark a remarkable occasion in the tiny Gaeltacht village. The event saw an unprecedented invasion by security forces and minders, but thankfully, all proceeded amicably but for the occasional spat on the field of play.

Clondrohid Updates

Pilgrimage to Knock: will take place on Monday Aug 15. Bus will leave Ballyvourney at 7am and Clondrohid Church car park at 7.15am. Contact Mary Twomey on 0863299375 for more info.
Carriganima Mass: The 10 am Sunday Mass in Carriganima will be discontinued from July 31 to Sept 4, both dates inclusive. The Mass will be resumed again on Sept 11
Ballinagree vintage and family fun day: Will take place on Sunday August 7. Everyone welcome.
New CD launch: Diarmuid O'Connell originally from Kilnamartyra and now resident in Ballyvourney, will launch his new CD 'The songs I used to sing', in the Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney on Friday August 5 at 8pm sharp. This is a fundraising event in aid of Macroom Hospital and St. Colman's House. A great night's entertainment and craic guaranteed.

Ballinagree Vintage and Family Festival

The annual Vintage and Family Festival in the tiny village of Ballinagree is a great attraction for locals and visitors from far and near. It runs from Friday August 5 to Sunday 7. The fun begins on Friday, with the final of a Bowling Tournament and presentation of prizes in the Ploughman's Bar, with music by D.J. Mike. On Saturday 6th, the Lord Mayor of Ballinagree will be elected in the Laine Bar and Peter Lane will supply the music. With no Mayor in Macroom now, this is a very important event for the locality.
On Sunday 7, the new Lord Mayor will lead the parade and perform the official opening at 1p.m. Entertainment includes a Children's Feis, Children's Sports, Baby Show, Dog show, Vintage Parade, Platform Dancing, ICA Stall and Display, Pets Corner, Best Dressed Lady/ Gent, Face Painting, Bouncing Castle, Jewellery Stall and Children's Entertainment. Food stalls, old time threshing, classic cars display and more will provide something for everyone. The 2016 festival will close on Sunday night with the monster draw and music by Kieran and Jim in the Ploughman's Bar from 10p.m.

Inchigeela Festival

The 2016 Inchigeela Festival runs from Thursday, August 18 to Sunday 21. Thursday is all about food, with a Food Market at River Island from 6.30p.m., followed by a Cookery Demonstration by Chef Adrian and a monster raffle at 8p.m. Tickets €20 including drinks reception. You can work off the effects of over indulgence on Friday in the 6k Fun Run/ Walk at 7.30p.m. from Iveleary GAA Grounds and dancing to the music of Mike Denver at 11p.m. Tickets €15.
Saturday is Family Fun Day at Iveleary G.A.A. Grounds 2 – 5p.m. A Tug of War Tournament will be held at 6p.m. and there will be music by UV5 in the marquee at 10p.m., followed by a disco with 2FM DJ Jenny Greene and Electric Disco. Tickets €15. On Sunday 21, the Children's Fancy Dress and Vintage Demonstration are at 6p.m., followed by DJ Denney Cee at 10p.m. and Bog the Donkey.

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The Socket Rockettes prepare for the Tractor Build at Coachford Festival on August 21 ©

Coachford Updates.

Girl Power. A group of girls from Coachford are preparing to take on the male dominated sport of 'Tractor Building'. The eight girls are in training for their first competition on August 21st when they will pitch themselves against the current World Champions and five time All Ireland Champions, Broomhill Tractor Builders who are also from the Village. The girls, known as the 'Socket Rockettes', will form two teams of four and each team will attempt to strip and build a Ferguson 20 tractor in under 12 minutes at this year's festival. The girls have been in training for the last number of weeks on Tuesday and Thursday nights. It took them a while to get to know the parts of the tractor and how tight the nuts should be and getting all the knobs and rods in the right places! All three teams will build on the Sunday of the Festival.
Jack's Back: Coachford renews its connection with Taoiseach Jack Lynch at this year's Autumn Festival. The mid Cork Village was the scene of a huge Fianna Fáil Rally in the run up to the 1977 General Election and provided the 'Real' Taoiseach with one of the best turnouts of the famous campaign and gave Jack a massive vote of confidence as his party romped home to an overall majority. Now, 39 years later, the village will once again turn out to pay homage to Cork's most famous son as they welcome the Taoiseach's Mark II Cortina as part of the 50th birthday celebrations of this remarkable car. The Cortina, in pristine condition, is being brought to the 7th Annual Coachford Autumn Festival's Vintage & Classic Car and Tractor show by the West Cork Vintage Club who are now the proud owners and caretakers of this iconic vehicle. The White Cortina will be just one of the many beautiful and well looked after cars and tractors on display on Sunday August 21st. The Festival organisers, Broomhill Vintage Club, are also celebrating the 70th and 50th anniversaries of the introduction to Ireland of the Zetor and John Deere tractors. The Coachford Vintage Show is now one of the biggest in the county and is fast becoming one of the most exciting shows to be at. There is a huge amount of space available to the exhibitors and facilities at the expansive GAA grounds in Coachford are second to none. Proceeds of the Coachford Autumn Festival will be donated to Marymount Hospice and local Charities.
Five Mile Road Race. The roads around Coachford will be awash with athletes on Friday August 19th when the annual Five Mile Road Race takes place. There are cash prizes for the first three men and women home as well as prizes in other categories including first team and first family crossing the finish line. Chip timing, dressing rooms & showers and rub downs are available. After the race, refreshments will be available, including some scrumptious soups and bread from Cully & Sully.
Maynooth fundraiser. Mark Nugent from Maynooth, whose fiancée, Jacqui Healy, is from Coachford, was involved in a life changing cycling accident in April. Mark hopes to come home from the Rehabilitation Unit at Dun Laoghaire so their house needs to be adapted for his needs. To help with this fund, a group of fellow cycling enthusiasts and friends have organised a table quiz on Friday August 5th in Bealnamorrive at8:30pm. There will be questions to suit all tastes and it promises to be a night of great fun and some serious fundraising! A number of locals from the Coachford Cycling club are also getting involved in the Mark Nugent charity run in Maynooth on August Saturday August 13th. If you would like to support the fundraiser for Mark, you can also donate by logging ontohttps://www.gofundme.com/2b2hxs4,
Soccer Lotto Win. Local nice guy and avid card player, Concubhar Lucey, won the €6000 Jackpot in this week's Coachford AFC Lotto. The jackpot had been rolling over for a number of weeks and interest in the club's main vehicle for raising funds was at fever pitch as the numbers were drawn at a packed O'Callaghan's Bar. Everyone was delighted to see Concubhar winning He is a great supporter of local charities. He is extremely lucky as this is the third time in 12 months that he has been involved in a jackpot win. The local club hopes that he might attend more Soccer matches and be a lucky Mascot for the upcoming 2016/17 season!

Wife Carrying Rules of Engagement

Small wives are in demand, even on loan in a temporary capacity on August 21st, for Coachford's first ever 'Wife Carrying' contest. It is a very popular sport in the Nordic countries but it is the first time it has been officially tried in Coachford. There are very precise rules and the following are the Ten Commandments.
1 The team completing the course in the fastest time wins the Grand Prize.
2. Teams will consist of two members, one "Wife" and one "Husband". For the purpose of this contest, the Wife shall be the contestant being carried and the Husband will be the contestant doing the carrying, regardless of the actual marital status or gender.
3. Partners in the contest do not have to be married – as stated in the Wife Carrying Contest Official Rules -"a contestant may carry his own wife, his neighbour's wife, or someone found 'further afield'".
4. Both the contestants must be 18 years or older.
5. The wife must weigh a minimum of 100 lbs (45 kg). Wives that are too light will have to have an extra helping of Swedish meatballs or carry weights to meet the minimum requirement.
6. Dropping your wife or falling will incur a 10 second penalty in the contest, and perhaps additional penalties from your 'wife" after the race.
7. Husbands may carry their wives any way they choose; however, it must be by their own power – no foreign object (like wheelbarrows or harnesses) will be allowed.
8. Protests must be made within 5 minutes of the end of the contest. There will be a protest fee, and administration fee... as well as an inconvenience fee.
9. All contestants must wear pants and a smile, and wives must wear a helmet. Other articles of clothing may be substituted for pants, but smiling and having fun are non-negotiable.
10.Inflatable wives will be disqualified.

Road Works in the Lee Valley

Road resurfacing works are to be carried out on the R619 from Coachford Village to John's Cross between August 8th and 19th.The resurfacing work is very welcome as this regional road is in a very poor state of repair. Due to these works, the road will be closed during this time and Cork County Council has advised that traffic use the alternative routes through Canon's Cross and Cloghroe and on to Crean's Cross. Maighread Ní Mhurchú Ó Buachalla, Chairperson, ACR Community Council, said that they are delighted that something is finally being done to make travelling on this stretch of road more bearable but it is nothing near what was promised in 1975. She went on to request that those avoiding the upcoming roadworks and using local and byroads to do so, would exercise care on the narrow roads. Furthermore, those living along these roads should be aware that there will probably be extra traffic passing during the 11 or 12 days of the roadworks. The Community Council are also advising that works on the replacing of water main pipes in the Magourney area of Coachford Village are due to begin in August following site investigation works.
Meanwhile, resurfacing plans for the N22 through Lissarda are ready to go to tender and work should be completed before the end of the year.

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Mic léinn ó Choláiste Ghobhatan, Baile Mhúirne réidh don Debs 2016 ©Nóra Ní Luasa 

Berrings Updates

Berrings Community Association / Berrings Tidy Towns are continuing with work on a 1916 Garden of Remembrance in Berrings village. We acknowledge with thanks a generous donation given to us following a very enjoyable musical concert, "Music amongst the Trees", held recently in St. Senan's Church, Inniscarra.
Crossroad Dancing continues every Saturday night 8.30 to 10.30. Do come along and enjoy the live music, dancing and craic.
Tidy Towns Competition. Work is ongoing in the maintenance and upkeep of Berrings village and approach roads. Everyone is welcome to join on Thursday evenings from 7pm.

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Debs ullamh don oíche mhór I mBéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Songs I Used to Sing

John Greene of County Sound 103FM will launch a fundraising CD for Macroom Hospital and St. Colman's House on Friday, August 5 at 8p.m. at the Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney. It features a selection of Diarmuid O'Connell's favourite songs and Jerry McCarthy, Liam Forde, Andrew Connell, Oliver Keane and Danny Sheering provide backing.

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Mary Tagney Murphy and Anne Enright at 'God Bless the Child' at Theatre by the Lake in Gougane Barra ©Lee Valley Outlook

Theatre by the Lake 2016.

The return of Theatre by the Lake to Gougane Barra was a delightful experience for all who attended and was, hopefully, a financial success for the very hardworking owners and staff of Gougane Barra Hotel. Each of the five shows was enthusiastically received by the audience and was a tour de force in itself. The programme was diverse but those who attended all or most of the events expressed extreme satisfaction. The selection included two one-man shows - The Aran Islands, a new play based on Synge's journals and God has no Country, the story of the World War 11 priest, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty. Three actors, Ciarán Bermingham, Shane Casey and Gary Murphy, played Frank O'Connor in a hilarious adaptation of his short stories First Confession, My Oedipus Complex and The Genius, while The Big Fellow was a two-man show with actors Gerard Adlum playing O'Connor and a host of others and Cillian Ó Gairbhí as Collins. Based on Frank O' Connor's biography of Michael Collins, this riveting production captures the turmoil of the author, who spent time fighting against Collins. Máirtín O'Connor and Guests brought a great two weeks of entertainment to a rousing close with a concert that served up a feast of trad.
Roll on 2017 and another great selection of plays in beautiful Gougane, where you can enjoy glorious scenery, delicious food, great company and the best of entertainment.

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Cookery book committee, Carmel O'Shea, Monica Kennedy, Mary Wallace, Marie Wallace, with Margaret Griffin, guest of honour, at Donoughmore Carnival ©

Donoughmore Carnival

The 47th Donoughmore annual Carnival brought visitors from near & far. It represents all that's good about Donoughmore, with local clubs & groupsshowcasing their talents over the weekend. During the Carnival we launched the newly published "Taste of Donoughmore" Cookery book which includes over 110 recipes sent in by people living in the parish. Books are available in the local shops & Griffins Garden Centre and would make a lovely gift, retailing at €13. Our carnival bingo attracted a bumper crowd & the bingo night continues every Saturday night @ 8.00pm. A big thank you must go the Carnival committee for putting together a wonderful program of events as the Carnival goes from strength to strength.

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Aileen Sheehan and her supporters from Berrings Macra na Feirme at Miss Macra final. ©

Macra Matters

Muskerry Macra will host one of the first discussions on 'Brexit' and its implications on Irish Agriculture on the 26th August in the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom at 8pm. Speakers on the night will include: Michael Creed (Minister for Agriculture), Joe Burke (Bord Bia) and Alan Jagoe (President of CEJA). This discussion is open to everyone and is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about 'Brexit' and its impact on Irish Agriculture."
Congratulations to Aileen Sheehan, who won third place in the International Miss.Macra competition in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Aileen, who is chairperson of Berrings Macra na Feirme, proudly represented the Muskerry region. Aileen was escorted on the night by Diarmuid O'Leary.


Donoughmore Macra recently celebrated weekly Tuesday sports night with a Bowling session. The 47th Donoughmore Carnival provided a wide range of activities. Well done to members who took part in the 7-mile road race and the tug of war team who were runners up in the inter firm competition. All enjoyed a club exchange with members of Whitechurch Macra in Pat Barry's Bar. In conjunction with the carnival, we held Calor Know Your Neighbour event with lots of entertainment for all the family. Both young and old enjoyed side shows such as the greasy pole, how many pegs could be put on the line and our treasure filled sandbox. All proceeds raised go to the running of local facilities. New members are always welcome. Contact 086-2231538 and check out our Facebook page.

Óglaigh 1916 - Complacht Chill na Martra

Cuireadh Complacht Chill na Martra ar bun i 1915. Fir ó Chill na Martra agus Réidh na nDoirí a bhí ann ag an tosach cé go raibh baill eile ón bparóiste bainteach leis níos déanaí. Seo liosta na mball a chuir an Dochtúir Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin le chéile;
Harry Browne, Nutley, Céim a' Tairbh. Patrick O'Sullivan, Cill na Martra. John O'Riordan, Cill na Martra. Jerry O'Sullivan, Gort an Éadain. Cornelius O'Connell, Cnoc Sathairn. P. O'Connell. Thade O'Riordan, Réidh na nDoirí. Jerh Matt O'Riordan, Baile Uí Bhuaigh. Tim Dinneen, Ceann Droma. Patrick Lyons, Doire Fhinín, Réidh na nDoirí. Dan Healy, Doire Fhinín. Jeremiah Cronin (Fox), Cill Mac Iaróg. Dan Harrington, Cnoc Sathairn. P. (Joe) Roche, Cnoc Sathairn. Cornelius 'Louth' O'Connell. Pats Casey, Doire Fhinín. William O'Connell, Doire Fhinín. Paddy Galvin, Átha Chuana. Jim Lehane, Réidh na nDoirí. Jeremiah Casey, Doire Fhinín. Terry O'Connell. Cornelius Manning, Cill na Martra. B. Galvin, Réidh na nDoirí. Mick O'Sullivan, Cathair Dáithí. Tadhg Buckley, Cathair Céirín. Jack Browne, Na Cúla. B. McSweeney. Jerry Dineen (Gaunt), Lios Buí Beag. P. Galvin, Átha Chuana. Dan Casey, Doire Fhinín. Willie Casey, Gort an Imill. Jeremiah Casey, Doire Fhinín. Peter Creedon, Drom Réidh. John Creedon, Drom Réidh. Dan Creedon, Drom Réidh. Dan O'Connell, Gort na Binne (Sank).
The above group of men covered a wide age group. Mick O'Sullivan, son of local teachers Johnny and Minnie O'Sullivan, was just 13 while his uncle, Dan Farmer Harrington, was mature in years though young and rebellious at heart. They included farmers and farm labourers, students, tradesmen, shopkeepers and shop assistants.


'The Wicked Boy' by Kate Summerscale
The mystery of a Victorian child murderer: From the bestselling author of 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher ' comes this fascinating true story of murder and morality in London 1895. A compelling account of a shocking Victorian case and its aftermath.
Available at Fitzgerald's Bookshop €17.00


Judicial Review

Last week, I spoke about appealing a decision of the Planning Authority to grant or refuse planning permission after a recent High Court case in the media. Cork County Council refused permission to grant planning permission to a developer, Cleanrath Windfarm Ltd. for the construction of a wind farm because it was considered that it would result in the destruction of a habitat of ecological value and have a major impact on the area. The decision to refuse was appealed to An Bord Pleanala and the decision to refuse was overturned. The developer was given the go ahead for the construction of a wind farm at Cleanrath Co. Cork. A couple chose to challenge the decision by An Bord Pleanala to the High Court claiming that An Bord Pleanala failed to carry out an appropriate assessment on nearby sites. The Cork couple sought to have the decision judicially reviewed by the High Court. The judge ruled that the planning permission must be quashed after finding that the process under which An Bord Pleanala had decided relevant issues concerning compliance with two European Directives – habitats directive and the environmental impact assessment directive – did not comply with Irish Law.

The Irish legal system has a system in place whereby the High Court is in a position to supervise the decisions of lower Courts, other tribunals and a wide range of public bodies. Judicial review proceedings are not concerned with the merits of a case or the arguments advanced at the hearing, but rather the decision making process. This is a very important point.

The High Court exercises it supervisory role by protecting against abuse of power by public authorities and ensuring that they act within the law. However, it is notable that the Courts are reluctant to interfere with the decisions of specialist administrative bodies like planning authorities. Certainly, the Courts will step in where the decision by a planning authority is unconstitutional or not in compliance with legislative requirements.

If you wish to begin Judicial Review proceedings, you should instruct a Solicitor.

In order to demonstrate the process involved in carrying out a judicial review, I propose giving a basic demonstration of steps involved. There are four steps in the process as follows:


1. Leave to apply

This process requires an application to be made to the High Court seeking permission to judicially review a decision of the planning authority in question. The application must be made within 8 weeks from the date of the decision of the planning authority. Specialist legal advice should be sought to appropriately determine how the 8 week limitation applies.

2. Substantial interest and grounds

The standard required for these type of judicial reviews is somewhat more stringent that an ordinary judicial review in other areas of law. For planning judicial reviews, it is necessary that the applicant show that he or she has a substantial interest in the proceedings, but also that he or she has substantial grounds for challenging the decision.

3. Administrative process

It is necessary for the party applying for judicial review to have participated in the planning process either as the applicant for the authorisation or a prescribed body or other person who made submissions or observations in respect of the matter being litigated.

It is very important that a more appropriate remedy is not available before seeking a judicial review of a decision of the Planning authority, for example, if it is more appropriate to appeal a decision of a planning authority to An Bord Pleanala as opposed to judicial review proceedings, then leave will be refused.

4. The hearing of the judicial review

A judicial review is not concerned with the merits of the decision, but focuses more on the decision making process. The Court is not there to rehear the matter and consider the argument advanced, but instead looks at whether there has been compliance with the statutory procedures and that a basic standard of constitutional and natural justice has been applied. Furthermore, the only time a Court will interfere with the merits of a decision is in circumstances where it can be shown that the decision reached is fundamentally at variance with common sense and reason and is indefensible. If you wish to begin Judicial Review proceedings, you should instruct a Solicitor.

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. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie

Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Local Band Bids for Electric Picnic Spot.

New band, Tanjier, have recently released their first single, 'Sunrise' and it's included in the Top 30 by RTE 2FM and Oxfam for their 'Play the Picnic' competition. It boasts members from Cork, Mayo and Donegal. Teacher, Tommy Buckley, is from Millstreet town. Tanjier is currently preparing for the release of their EP, 'Sunrise' on 31st July in the Wiley Fox, Dublin. Their influences range from Bob Dylan, Bon Iver to Coldplay and Jack Garratt. They perform with a wide range of instruments and enjoy blending 3 part harmonies.

Sports Mad

All-Ireland Football

Qualifier Round 4B Donegal 0-21 Cork 1-15

Paddy McBrearty's 11-point haul proved crucial as Donegal set up a mouth-watering All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Dublin. Rory Gallagher's side had to dig deep, though, as underdogs, Cork, conjured up a strong display after a difficult season that yielded Allianz league relegation and a shock Munster championship defeat to Tipperary. The Rebels led by two points with 17 minutes remaining, but had no answer to Donegal's strong finish. Six-in-a-row Donegal points, including three from the excellent McBrearty, ultimately eased the 2012 All-Ireland winners through to the last eight. Cork have now missed out on an All-Ireland quarter-final spot for the second year running, having contested one in each of the previous 10 seasons.
Cork dominated the first quarter and led 1-6 to 0-4 after 18 minutes. Peadar Healy's side shook off a patchy season so far with some of their best football in this period. Donegal then outscored Cork by 0-7 to 0-1 between the 21st and 32nd minutes. Donegal led 0-11 to 1-7 after 32 minutes but Cork finished the half strong with Clancy's second point and one from Donncha O'Connor, to lead 1-9 to 0-11 at the break. Aidan Walsh came on for Cork late in the first-half, replacing the injured Alan O'Connor. It was Walsh's first football action in exactly two years, having joined the hurling setup for 2015. The sides were level on a number of occasions in the third quarter and Cork led 1-14 to 0-15 after 53 minutes. Donegal showed their hunger for progression with those six points on the trot to advance impressively.
Scorers for Cork: P Kerrigan 1-1, D O'Connor 0-2, K O'Driscoll 0-2, T Clancy (Clonakilty) 0-2, C O'Driscoll 0-2, C O'Neill 0-2 (1f), S Powter 0-1, M Collins 0-1, T Clancy (Fermoy) 0-1, A Walsh 0-1.
Cork: R Price; S Cronin, E Cadogan, T Clancy (Clonakilty); C O'Driscoll, S Powter, T Clancy (Fermoy); A O'Connor, I Maguire; K O'Driscoll, M Collins, M Hurley; D O'Connor, Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael), P Kerrigan.
Subs: A Walsh (35+1), Patrick Kelly (42), C O'Neill (47), B O'Driscoll (48), J O'Rourke (62), A Cadogan 68).
Peter Kelleher was the only Mid Cork player to start for Cork, Pa Kelly (Ballincollig) came on as a sub and Fintan Goold (Macroom) was an unused substitute.

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final

Donegal 2-13 Cork 0-13
Cork looked to be the better team in the first half of this quarter final and deservedly led by four points the break, 0-10 to 1-3. Donegal eventually came good at Croke Park with a storming second-half display to secure their Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor football semi-final spot. The Ulster champions blitzed the Rebels after the break to march confidently through to the semi-final. Donegal outscored Cork by 1-10 to 0-3 in the second-half and were clear winners at the end. Cork finished with 14 men following the second yellow card picked up by a defender in the 52nd minute.
Cork were 0-10 to 1-3 up at the break though surprisingly added just three more points in the game, two of those from frees. Donegal drew level in the 42nd minute and led by a point with 10 minutes to go, but finished strongly, capitalising on the Cork dismissal to reel off 1-2 without reply in the final seven minutes or so.
Scorers for Cork: M Buckley 0-5 (1 45), D Gore 0-4 (3fs), T Corkery 0-1, C Maguire 0-1, C O'Callaghan 0-1, C O'Mahony 0-1 (f).
Cork: Mark White(Clonakilty): Alan McCarthy (St Finbarrs), Aidan Browne (Newmarket), Liam O Donovan (Clonakilty): Sean Minehane (Ilen Rovers), Nathan Walsh (Douglas), Rory O Driscoll (Garnish): Cathal Foley (Kilmichael), Tadgh Corkery (Cill Na Martra): Chris Óg Jones (Iveleary), Colm O'Callaghan (Éire Óg), Cathal Maguire (Castlehaven): Damien Gore (Kilmacabea), Mark Buckley (Dohenys), Sean O'Sullivan (Mitchelstown).
Subs: K McMahon (12), S Ryan (h/t), C O'Mahony (44), Jason Twomey Éire Óg)(46), R Fowley (50), L Fahy (54).

Ladies Football

Another All Ireland for Cork Ladies

Cork 2-19 Dublin 4-9
Cork ladies travelled to Longford on August 1 2016 to reclaim the All- Ireland Ladies Football Minor A championship title and a 9th Minor All Ireland. And, as one commentator remarked during the game, many a Senior County team would have been glad to have the services of any of these young Cork girls.
Cork seemed to be cruising to an easy victory as they entered the last quarter of the match. They were nine points up with 10 minutes to go. Then Dublin had a blitz of scores, 2-1 in quick succession, leaving just a two-point gap – 4-9 to 2-17. But the Cork girls remained serene and Ciara McCarthy raised the Cork advantage to 3 points with six minutes left. The Rebels held possession for much of the final exciting minutes and Sadhbh O'Leary scored the safety point in the final minute.McCarthy, Cleary, O'Leary and Grace Culloty between them scored 12 points from play but full forward, Saoirse Noonan had a magnificent tally of 2-5.
Scorers for Cork: S Noonan 2-5 (0-2f), S O'Leary 0-5, C McCarthy 0-3, L Cleary & G Culloty 0-2 each, C Ryan & A Scannell 0-1 each.
CORK: M O'Sullivan; E Spillane, A O'Sullivan, S Phelan; C Hughes, B Casey, A Lynch; N Murphy, C McCarthy; C Ryan, L Cleary, A Scannell; G Culloty, S Noonan, S O'Leary. Subs: Jenny Brew Dinan for Lynch (46), L O'Neill for Scannell (50), S Hurley for Phelan (50), C Moran for McCarthy (60).


All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship

Cork are again through to the semi-final of the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship. They are scheduled to play Wexford at 3.15p.m. on Saturday August 13th in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Galway will play Kilkenny in the first semi-final at 1.30p.m. Both matches will be broadcast live on RTÉ One. Ticket Prices: Adult €15. Student/OAPs €8. Juveniles (12-16) €3. U12s Free

Intermediate Camogie

Galway 0 9 Cork 0 16
Cork cemented their place in the semi-finals of an incredibly competitive Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship with a 0-16 to 0-9 victory over Galway. That puts them top of Group 2 with a 100% record from three games and, as Kildare and Meath must play in a fortnight, only one of those teams can join the Leesiders on nine points. In addition, Cork play a Down side that has failed to gain any tangible dividends from their previous outings.
In the quarter final, the teams shared four points in the initial eight minutes but Cork gradually imposed themselves on proceedings in Loughrea and were 0-8 to 0-3 ahead at half time. The Rebels continued to exert themselves after the resumption and never looked likely to be reeled in as they cruised to the finishing line. Cork presented a well-balanced team performance, with Sarah Fahy, Rachel O'Shea and Katelyn Hickey scoring three times and eight players getting their name on the scoresheet. Daragh Ó Conchúir.

All Ireland U16A Championship Grp 2

Galway 4-08 Cork 1-14
Cork Scorers: S. McCarthy 0-05, C. Healy 0-05, E. Murphy 1-00, F. Nelligan 0-02, L. Hayes 0-01, M. Fitzpatick 0-01

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2A (winners from Round 1). Winners go to Round 4. Losers to Round 3
Douglas v Imokilly
St Finbarr's 3-26 Erin's Own 4-23 draw
Erin's Own 3-19 St Finbarr's 0-13 replay
Midleton 3-21 Newtownshandrum 1-15
Blackrock 2-17 Duhallow 1-18
Glen Rovers 2-14 Sarsfields 2-14 draw
Glen Rvrs 3-17 Sarsfields 4-12 replay
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.
MUSKERRY 2-20 CIT 1-27
Ballyhea 2-14 Carrigtwohill 1-10
Ballymartle 4-31 Carbery 0-14
Newcestown 1-11 Carrigdhoun 2-14
Killeagh 4-12 UCC 1-20
Bishopstown 0-15 Youghal 1-7
Na Piarsaigh - a bye
Round 3 – Winners advance, Losers Go Out
A: Na Piarsaigh v Ballymartle
B: Carrigdhoun v St. Finbarr's
C: Killeagh v Losers Douglas/Imokilly
D: Ballyhea v Newtownshandrum
E: CIT v Avondhu
F: Bishopstown v Duhallow
Sarsfields bye
Round 4
Sarsfields v Midleton
CIT/Avondhu v Douglas/Imokilly Winners
Erin's Own v Killeagh/Douglas/Imokilly
St. Finbarr's/Carrigdhoun v Na Piarsaigh/Ballymartle
Ballyhea/Newtownshandrum v Bishopstown/Duhallow
Glen Rovers - A Bye
Bride Rovers - A Bye
Blackrock - A Bye
The draw for the Quarter-Finals will made at a later date.
Note: MUSKERRY must play off with other 2B round losers to establish the weakest team of 2016.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

* Inniscarra, Blarney (lost in 2B)
Round 2A
INNISCARRA 2-14 Valley Rovers 0-17
Round 2B
Mallow 5-22 Tracton 0-16
Kilworth 1-16 Kanturk 0-16
Round 3
(A) Fermoy v Charleville
(B) Valley Rovers 0-16 Kilworth 1-14
(C) Castlelyons 0-16 Ballinhassig 0-24
(D) Mallow v Watergrasshill
(1) Carrigaline v D (2) Bandon v Kilworth (3) Cloyne v Ballinhassig (4) INNISCARRA v A
Semi-Finals: 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Inniscarra 2 – 14 Valley Rovers 0 – 17
Inniscarra staged a great last ten minutes revival to turn a six point deficit into a three point winning margin in a very exciting Round 2A tie in the Premier intermediate hurling championship at Cloughduv. In that closing period, Inniscarra outscored the Valleys by 2-4 to 0-1 with team captain Colm Casey, operating at full forward, the hero with two great goals as the Mid Cork side turned the tables on the Innishannon men who beat them last season by no less than 24 points!
Inniscarra now advance to the quarter final stage and a meeting with the winners of the Fermoy/Charlevillle game: Valley Rovers subsequently lost to Kilworth in the 3rd round who now play Bandon.
The teams were level at the end of the opening quarter at 0-3 apiece, Colm Casey getting two of the winners' scores and only a brilliant save by goalkeeper John O'Keeffe denying the Valleys. The wind was favouring the Valleys and at the break they led by two points, 0-8 to 0-6, Aidan O'Mahony striking over a brace for Inniscarra.
On the resumption Aidan O'Mahony hit over two further points from frees to level the scores and points were then exchanged. Valley Rovers then hit a purple patch and fired over six points with only a single point in reply from Inniscarra. With the score at 0-16 to 0-10 it looked like a Valleys victory but then entered Colm Casey with a massive goal after collecting a Liam O'Riain clearance. Aidan O'Mahony pointed two frees to leave only a point between the teams and on time, Colm Casey gathered a Seán O'Donoghue clearance and again billowed the Valleys net. Aidan O'Mahony pointed a late '65' for 'Scarra to close the scoring of a memorable victory.
Inniscarra scorers: Colm Casey 2-4, Aidan O'Mahony 0-8 (0-5f, 0-2 '65'), Kieran Rice 0-2.
Inniscarra: John O'Keeffe: Seán O'Donoghue, Liam O'Riain, John O'Callaghan: Stephen Olden, Ger Burke, Paul Farmer: Tim Murphy, Tomás O'Connor: Aidan O'Mahony, Conor Buckley, David O'Keeffe: Kieran Rice, Colm Casey, Pádraig O'Donoghue. Subs: Stephen Dornan, Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Burke.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

* Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra B.
Round 2A
Aghada 2-19 Castlemarytr 1-10
Round 2B
DRIPSEY 1-20 GRENAGH 1-20 a draw
Grenagh 1-12 Dripsey 1-11
ÉIRE ÓG v Carrigaline
INNISCARRA 0-8 Midleton 0-13
Round 3.
(A) AGHABULLOGUE v Winners of Éire Óg/Carrigaline
(B) Ballinhassig v Blackrock
(C) Meelin v GRENAGH
(D) Castlemartyr 2-18 Douglas 0-16
(E) Argideen Rangers v BALLINCOLLIG
(F) St Finbarrs v Ballgarvan
Midleton a bye
Round 4
Aghada v Fr O' Neill, Castlemartyr v F, Dungourney v E,
A v Midleton, B v Grenagh
Kilbrittain, Kildorrery and Glen Rovers have received byes to Quarter-Finals. Draw for the Quarter-Finals to be made at a later date.

Grenagh 1 – 12 Dripsey 1 – 11
This replay between the two divisional neighbours followed the same pattern as the drawn game which went to extra time without resolution– there was nothing between the teams and another bout of extra time seemed certain when Tom Kenny, Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sport Star of the month for June pointed a free from the half way line to edge his side in front with the last puck of the match. It was tough on Dripsey who had spurned a few chances earlier but such is championship hurling!
Mark O'Sullivan gave Dripsey the perfect start with a goal almost straight from the throw in and Dripsey held the advantage all through the first half to the break when they led by 1-5 to 0-4. It was the turn of Grenagh to start well in the second half and within minutes of the restart, the sides were on level terms when Grenagh were boosted by a goal from substitute Seamus Cronin. Thereafter Grenagh hit the front, Dripsey recovered to go back in front and Tom Kenny hit over the frees to leave the sides level at 1-10 apiece with normal time elapsing. Conor Hayes put Dripsey in front, Sean Bourke levelled matters as the game went on into injury time. Dripsey were awarded a difficult long range free which was fruitless, Grenagh were then awarded a free from a slightly better position but still a long way out and the peerless Tom Kenny struck the sliotar over the bar to give his side their passage to the next round.
Scorers: Grenagh: Tom Kenny 0-7 (0-4f, 0-1 '65'), S Cronion 1-0, S Bourke 0-3 (0-2f), DD Dorgan and U Duggan 0-1 each. Dripsey: M O'Riordan 0-4 (0-2f, 0-1 '65'), M O'Sullivan 1-0, D O'Riordan 0-3 (0-1f), C Hayes 0-2, G Murphy and David O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Grenagh: Martin Barry: Kevin O'Neill, Kelvin Cummings, Aonghus Duggan: Cillian Kenny, Gerry Russell, Neil Doherty: Eoghan O'Donovan, Sean Bourke: Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Tom Kenny, C O'Neill: C O'Sullivan, Ultan Duggan, Peter McSweeney. Subs: Seamus Cronin h/t, John Russell 55, Paul Sheehan 57.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Barry Kelleher, Liam Murphy, Daniel Buckley: Conor Hayes, John Carey, Stevie Murray: Aidan Murray, Gary Murphy: Michael O'Riordan, David O'Sullivan, Mark O'Sullivan: Diarmuid O'Riordan, John O'Riordan, Pat O'Riordan. Subs: Dean O'Sullivan 45, S O'Riordan 45.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

* Blarney, Inniscarra
Round 1
(A) Fr O' Neills 1-24 Ballymartle 3-6
(B) Courcey Rovers v Douglas
(C) St Finbarrs v BLARNEY
(D) Shandrum 0-21 Ballinhassig 2-12
(E) Newcestown 0-15 INNISCARRA 1-11
(F) Killeagh/St Ita's 2-19 Bishopstown 1-6
(G) Blackrock 2-19 Glen Rovers 0-15
(H) Sarsfield 0-19 Valley Rovers 2-6
(I) Mallow 3-8 Duhallow 2-19
(J) Carrigaline 0-5 Midleton 4-17
(K) Charleville 2-17 Na Piarsaigh 3-13
Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
Valley Rovers v Bishopstown, C v Carrigaline, B v INNISCARRA, Glen Rvrs. v Mallow, Ballinhassig v Na Piarsaigh, Ballymartle 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
Bantry Blues 0-8 Whitechurch 3-11
Semi Finals
Whitechurch 1-21 Dromtariffe 2-13
Kilavullen 2-15 Ballinacurra 2-9
Final: Kilavullen 2-14 Whitechurch 1-17

Senior Football Championship

* Muskerry and Ballincollig.
Round 3
(A) Clyda Rovers v winners of Ballincollig/Beara
(B) Avondhu 2-11 MUSKERRY 1-8
(C) CIT 1-18 Clonakilty 1-10
(D) Newcestown 2-13 UCC 0-12
(E) Duhallow v Douglas
(F) Ilen Rovers 3-8 Carrigaline 0-9
Carbery a bye
Round 4. Carbery v Nemo Rangers, Castlehaven v Ilen Rovers, Bishopstown v E, Newcestown v Avondhu, CIT 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
Avondhu 2 – 11 Muskerry 1 – 8
On a miserable afternoon for football at the picturesque Rathcoole HQ of the Dromtariffe club, two goals, one in each half, were the match winners for Avondhu in their clash with Muskerry. The first came in the 22nd minute when Avondhu were flattered to be leading by 0-4 to 0-1 and Colm O'Neill's harmless shot from the right wing was somehow allowed to be diverted inside the post, delivering a sickening blow to a Muskerry side which was labouring, particularly in putting scores on the board. To their credit Muskerry responded well to this set back and were 1-5 to 0-4 in arrears at half time but not out of the game by any means.
Points from the impressive Dan Ó Duinnín and Kevin Hallissey kept Muskerry in touch but they badly needed a goal and it came in the 45th minute when Ben Shorten was fouled near to goal and Daniel Goulding slammed the resultant penalty to the Avondhu net to leave only two points now between the teams, Avondhu leading by 1-9 to 1-7. Dan Ó Duinnín added a point in the 52nd minute (Muskerry's last score) but the two point gap was restored immediately when Mike Sheehan pointed an Avondhu free kick. The outcome of this game was decided a minute later when Daniel Goulding's shot from close range was blocked by goalie and post at one end, the ball was cleared downfield and Avondhu wing back Matty Taylor shot a superb goal to re-open a five point gap and finish off the Muskerry challenge.
Muskerry Scorers: D Goulding (1-0 pen.), D Ó Duinnín 0-4, K Hallissey 0-2, D Goold 0-2 (0-1f).
Muskerry: Chris Kelly (Éire Óg): Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), John Mullins (Éire Óg), Seamus Ó Mathúna (Naomh Abán): Seán Kiely (Macroom), Fintan Goold (Macroom), Graham Ó Mocháin (Cill na Martra): Leonárd Ó Conchubhair (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Liam Murphy (Éire Óg): Liam Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh), Liam Sheehan (Éire Óg), Kevin Hallissey (Éire Óg): David Goold (Macroom), Daniel Goulding (Éire Óg), Dan Ó Duinnín (Cill na Martra). Subs: John Corkery (Aghabullogue) for Sheehan h/t., Ben Seartan (Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh) for L Seartan 44, Darren Dineen (Clondrohid) for Hallissey 53, David Horgan (Macroom) for Ó Mocháin 57.
Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary) scored 0-10 for CIT in their senior football championship victory over Clonakilty and Peter Kelleher (Kilmichael) added a point. Mike Lordan (Ballinora) was in defence for the CIT students.
Declan Kiely (Macroom) played in goal for the UCC team defeated by Newcestown in the senior championship. Colm de hÍde (Naomh Abán) was in defence and in the students attack were Conor Hughes and James Moynihan (both Canovee).

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

*Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Naomh Abán, Macroom.
Round 2A
Round 3.
(A) NAOMH ABÁN 2-13 Nemo Rangers 1-12
(B) Kiskeam 2-15Mallow 3-10
(C) Bantry Blues v LOSERS of Fermoy/ Ballinora
(D) MACROOM 1-12 St Michaels 0-11
(1) Éire Óg v C
(2) WINNERS of Fermoy/Ballinora v Naomh ABÁN
(3) Na Piarsaigh v Kiskeam
(4) Beal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh v MACROOM
Semi-Finals: 1 v 2, 3 v 4

Naomh Abán 2 -13 Nemo Rangers 1 – 12
Naomh Abán delivered on their promises in this 3rd round game at Kilmichael and are now through to the championship quarter finals.
Back in early June, after Naomh Abán were well beaten by Na Piarsaigh in the 2A Round of the Premier intermediate championship, Naomh Abán Bainisteoir, Eoin de hÍde conceded that the city side were the better side on the day and while he offered no excuses for his team's lethargic performance, he did however explain the circumstances which may have contributed to the unexpected poor showing of his charges. 'The focus of the club all year has been on the hosting of the Comórtas in Baile Mhuirne and a tremendous effort went into making this the success that it was. We could have done with at least another week to get properly focussed for the Na Piarsaigh game' he said then, but the manager was fulsome in his praise of the players then and pointed out that they went into the game without six regulars, unavailable because of injuries and exams. 'We will now regroup' Eoin said 'and prepare well for the opportunity the 3rd round presents us with of advancing. I am sure that we will acquit ourselves well, next time out.'
In the 'last chance saloon' game against Nemo Rangers, Naomh Abán were scarcely recognisable from the team which went down to the earlier defeat. Gone was the lethargy and jaded football to be replaced by a fit, focussed and very spirited team performance which delighted team, mentors and supporters. There were some outstanding individual displays, none better than those from Miceál Ó Croinín, Miceál Ó Liatháin and Liam MacSuibhne.
Nemo had a strong team on duty and started well but Naomh Abán weathered the early storm and were level at 0-3 each, Ó Ceocháin, M Ó Croinín and young Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh their , after the opening ten minutes. A well worked goal from Donncadh Ó Ceocháin in the 13th minute, set up by Niall and Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, was a huge boost for N Abán and the Baile Mhuirne men took over up to half time, scoring a string of points, three from Maidhc Ó Duinnín, to lead by 1-9 to 0-5 at the break.
On the restart, Nemo kicked over three points n a row, but Naomh Abán rose to the challenge and with Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh kicking over two points and Donncadh Ó Ceocháin adding another, they preserved their interval advantage. Nemo came back with a further three points but then Naomh Abán hit them with the killer blow when Miceál Ó Croinín set up the chance for Niall Ó Ceallaigh to fist the ball to the Nemo net. Nemo were not finished yet and hit back a with a late goal which had the Naomh Abán men under pressure but with the defence outstanding they maintained their advantage to the final whistle.
Naomh Abán scorers: Donncadh Ó Ceocháin 1-3, Niall Ó Ceallaigh 1-0, Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh 0-4, (0-1f), Maidhc Ó Duinnín and Miceál Ó Croinín 0-3 each.
Naomh Abán: Seanachán Ó hUidhir: Séamus Ó Mathúna, Cristeoir Ó Deasúna, Tomás Ó hAilíosa: Ronán de hÍde, Miceál Ó Liatháin, Séamus Ó Riada: Colm de hÍde, Liam MacSuibhne: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Miceál Ó Cróinín, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Donncadh Ó Ceocháin.
Subs: Diarmuid Ó Scanaill (35), Éanna Ó Críodáin (40).

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Macroom who defeated St. Michael's in the Premier Intermediate Football Championship ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom 1 – 12 St Michaels 0 – 11
Macroom booked their place in the Quarter Final of the 2016 Cork County Premier Intermediate Football Championship, after overcoming the challenge posed by last year's county finalists, St Michael's, at Coachford.
It was a win which was well deserved and Mossie Barrett's side were full value for their four point victory. There were a number of players who impressed throughout the hour of play, as Macroom were in control of this contest throughout.
John Murphy's goal was crucial on the day, as it gave Macroom a lead which they never let slip for the remainder of the hour's play.
Attentions will now turn towards their last eight encounter with fellow Mid Cork outfit, Beal Athan Ghaorthaidh , which is down at the moment to take place on Saturday, August 20th at Inchigeela.
Macroom started this game brightly, with early points from Fintan Goold, David Goold and David Horgan. After St Michael's responded with a point, Macroom got a goal through John Murphy, who found the net with a close ranged finish, following an accurate assist from Kevin O'Dwyer , 1-3 to 0-1 after only eight minutes. Points were then exchanged, Fintan Goold scoring for Macroom, before St Michaels fired over two more points, 1-4 to 0-4 now the score. Macroom ended the half strongly, with two quick points from a David Goold free and Fintan Goold to hold a 1-6 to 0-4 interval lead.
Andrew Hegarty was introduced as a Macroom sub before the break, Patrick Lucey at half time, and both played important roles in the second half.
Lucey replied to an early second half point from Michaels, and when the city side scored another point, Blake O'Gorman, a member of the Cork minor panel earlier in the summer, scored two superb points to leave six between the teams after 40 minutes. Macrooom had further points from Tony Dineen, Andrew Hegarty and David Goold and were able to withstand a late St Michael's fight back, as they defended very well to see the game out to it's conclusion.
Scorers for Macroom : F Goold 0-3, D Goold 0-3 (0-2f), J Murphy 1-0 , B O'Gorman 0-2, D Horgan, P Lucey, T Dineen, A Hegarty 0-1 each.
Macroom: Declan Kiely; Robbie O'Dwyer, Eoin O'Mahony, Kevin O'Dwyer; David Cotter, Sean Kiely, Michael Cronin; Fintan Goold, David Horgan: Ger Angland, John Murphy, Tony Dineen; Blake O'Gorman, Ciarán Murphy, David Goold. Subs: Andrew Hegarty (26), Patrick Lucey h/t, Ethan O'Gorman (57). Report from John O'Shea, PRO Macroom GAA

Intermediate Football Championship

*Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra.
Round Three
(A) Kildorrery 1-9 Mayfield 2-13
(B) Ballydesmond Bandon
(C) Glanworth 2-15 Carrigaline 0-5
(E) Mitchelstown 1-11 Glenville 0-11
Round 4: Glanworth v B, E v Mayfield, 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
County Under 21 A Football Championship
Semi Finals:
BALLINCOLLIG 0-9 Ilen Rovers 0-10
St Finbarr's 1-13 Aghada 0-7

County Under 21 B Football:

Semi Finals:
AGHABULLOGUE 1-8 Ibane 1-10
Clyda Rovers 1-7 Ballinhassig 1-8

Mid Cork GAA

Championship Fixtures

Friday August 5th 2016
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship
Ballincollig v Clondrohid at Kilmurry 7.15pm
Saturday August 6th 2016
Canovee v Inniscarra at Macroom 7pm
Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A Hurling Championship
Donoughmore v Kilmichael.Venue to be fixed

Sunday August 7th 2016
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship
Aghinagh v Dripsey at Ovens 7pm
MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship
Aghabullogue v Donoughmore at Blarney 7pm
Cill Na Martra v Inniscarra at Kilmichael 7pm

Tuesday August 9th 2016
Faro Intelligent Heating Under 21 A Hurling Championship
Cloughduv v Donoughmore at Coachford 7pm

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

2nd Round Replay: Dripsey v Aghinagh
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

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Ballinora 2 – 10 Grenagh 1 – 12
Inniscarra 2 – 10 Macroom 2 - 9
Cill na Martra 2 – 7 Canovee 1 – 7
Iveleary 1-13 Kilmichael 0-13
Kilmurry 3 – 19 Gleann na Laoi 0 – 2
Ballincollig 0 – 14 Donoughmore 1 – 11 draw
Donoughmore 2 – 8 Balllincollig 1 – 9 R3eplay
Aghabullogue a bye

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A Hurling Championship

Quarter finals:
1 Ballinora 2-19 Iveleary 1-7
2 Kilmichael v Donoughmore
3 Éire Óg 0-12 Blarney 0-15
Semi Finals:
Cloughduv v Ballinora
Winners of 2 v Blarney

Blarney 0-15 Éire Óg 0-12
Last year's beaten finalist, Blarney survived a very strong challenge from Éire Óg at Ballincollig to advance to the semi-final stage of the Mid Cork Junior A Hurling championship and a meeting with either Kilmichael or Donoughmore. Playing in ideal conditions, the two teams produced a rousing contest with the issue always in doubt and the deciding factor in the end was the accuracy of Blarney corner forward Mark Cremin from play and from frees. The Blarney man finished with no less than 0-13 to his credit, 0-10 coming from frees, some of which were from difficult angles and he inflicted severe punishment on Éire Óg for any indiscretion.
Keith O'Riordan opened the scoring for Éire Óg in the 4th minute and their goalkeeper Conor Keane made a super save minutes later but Blarney at last got on the scoreboard with two points from Cremin frees in the 10th minute. Eoin O'Shea was tormenting the Blarney defence but they held on, put in the tackles and managed to contain the damage. Paul Kirwin struck over an equaliser for the Ovens men, Cremin put Blarney back in front and John Daniel Good made it 0-4 to 0-2 in the 16th minute. Eoin O'Shea and Cremin exchanged points before O'Shea brought Éire Óg level with two superb points, 0-5 apiece in the 24thminute. In the run up to half time, Mark Cremin added three more points to his tally, two from play and Eoin O'Shea pointed a free in reply to leave Blarney leading by 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.
On the restart, Cremin had scored four points within 11 minutes and only a super save had denied him a goal, Eoin O'Shea had a point from play in reply to allow Blarney open up a five point gap now. In the final quarter, Éire Óg staged a strong rally with three Eoin O'Shea points from frees followed by a point from Brian Hurley in the 55th minute to leave only a single point between the sides, 0-12 to 0-11 and the momentum with the Ovens men. Mark Cremin rescued his side with a point from a free out on the sideline in the 59th minute and took some pressure off with a further point from a free a minute later. Éire Óg battled on and Éoin O'Shea had a point to leave his side in search of a goal for victory. Blarney held out however and Conor Forde struck a sweet point deep in injury tome to assure his side of victory.
Scorers: Blarney: Mark Cremin 0-13, (0-10f), JD Good and C Forde 0-12 each. Éire Óg: Eoin O'Shea 0-9 (0-6f), K O'Riordan, P Kirwin, B Hurley 0-1 each.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea; Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Wayne Shine: Anthony O'Shea, Conor O'Reilly, Donal O'Neill: Sean Crowley, Alan McEvoy: Damien Hyde, Stephen Sheedy, Conor Forde: Michael John Shine, John Daniel Good, Mark Cremin. Subs: Vince O'Mahony and Eugene McCarthy.
Éire Óg: Conor Keane: Cathal Mullins, Kieran O'Sullivan, Ross McCarthy: Ger McSweeney, Ciarán Hutchinson, Liam Murphy: Cian O'Mahony, Seán Desmond: Paul Kirwin, Timothy O'Leary, Keith O'Riordan: Brian Hurley, Donal O'Flynn, Eoin O'Shea. Subs: Jason Twomey, Christopher Kelly and Donncadh Kelly.
Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round One
A Ballincollig v Éire Óg
B Dripsey v Ballinora
C Aghabullogue v Cloughduv
Round Two
Winner of A v Winner of B
Winner of C v Donoughmore
Inniscarra v Grenagh
Laochra Óg v Blarney

Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship

Éire Óg 3-13 Cloughduv 1-7
Ballincollig 6-25 Donoughmore 1-2
Aghabullogue 1-14 Ballinora 1-13

Losers Group:
Cloughduv v Donoughmore: the winners plays Ballinora and the winners here are through to the semi-final stage along with Éire Óg, Ballincollig and Aghabullogue.
Aghabullogue 1 – 14 Ballinora 1 – 13
Aghabullogue and Ballinora served up a thrilling Mid Cork U21 hurling championship game in perfect conditions at Ovens. There may be a second chance for the losers in this competition but both teams clearly showed that they wanted to win this one and a game of high quality and high intensity was the proof. There was only a point between the teams at half time when Aghabullogue led by 1-8 to 1-7 and it was 1-11 each at the three quarter stage. The sides were level at 1-12 each and Ian BarryMurphy edged Aghabullogue a point in front in the 53rd minute. Darragh Holmes pointed a free for Ballinora in the 32nd minute to level matters and extra time loomed but Billy Casey hit over a winner for Aghabullogue two minutes later to break Ballinora hearts.
Aghabullogue were short some regulars on the night but had some very skilful hurlers on duty and it was that little bit extra class that told in end. Nobody could fault the players on either side for lack of endeavour in what was still a very sporting encounter.
Aghabullogue: Cillian Cooney: John Lynch, Dermot O'Callaghan, Seán Lane: Paul Ring, Niall BarryMurphy, Billy Casey: Ryan Dennehy, Seán O'Connell: Evan O'Sullivan, Dan Ó Duinnín, Shane Tarrant: James Byrne, Ian BarryMurphy, Denis Desmond. Sub: Ciarán Dineen h/t.
Ballinora: Conor McGrath: Kenneth Greally, Mike ordan, Brian Rigney: James Lordan, Patrick Cronin, David Fitton: Brian Murphjy, Pádraig Dineen: Denis Buckley, Darragh Dorkery, Dylan Dineen: Kevin Murphy, Darragh Holmes, Den O'connor. Sub: Seán Philpott.
Referee: Mr John Kavanagh, Glean na Laoi.

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Eileen O'Flynn presenting the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for June to Tom Kenny, Grenagh. Included are family members and friends, Michael O'Donovan, Secretary Grenagh GAA and Joan O'Flynn. Mike English

The Auld Triangle/Muskerry GAA Sports Star Award

The winner of the Auld Triangle Muskerry GAA Sports Star Award for June was Tom Kenny, selected for his outstanding displays with his club Grenagh in the county intermediate hurling championship during June. Tom was joined by family and friends for the presentation ceremony at the Auld Triangle.
Tom has had a very illustrious career in hurling and football and won two All Ireland Senior Hurling medals with Cork, three Munster medals and also won All Ireland minor, U21 and Junior football medals with Cork. With Grenagh he has won County Junior in hurling and football and is recently still starring for Grenagh hurlers in the intermediate championship despite now being 35 years of age.

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2016 Cúl Camp in Macroom ©Con Kelleher

Macroom Cúl Camp

Macroom G.A.A. club's major event this week was Cúl Camp which was held in the Castle Grounds, Macroom from Mon. 18th to Fri. 22nd July. A record number of 139 took part, 109 boys and 30 girls. They were broken down into the following age groups: 5/6 – 25, 7/8 – 38, 9/10 – 44 and 11/12/13 - 32. Under the wise, experienced and accomplished guidance of Bríd O'Riordan, with wonderful assistance from Shane Dunne, Danny O'Keeffe, Elaine Kiernan and a phalanx of superb young coaches of both genders - drawn from our underage teams- the event was very well organised.
On the first day, each child received a set of gear. Then the players were divided according to age and gender and assigned an area on the pitch. They went through a series of exercises, games and fun activities, with the emphasis on fun. 'Learning through play and fun' was the motto and the practice of the week's activities. The camp ran from 10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., with a small and a big break. The weather was fabulous on Mon. and Tues. and reasonable thereafter. Due attention was paid to skin protection and hydration. Many of the coaches are both graduates of Cúl Camp and current players, and they brought their knowledge, exuberance and sense of fun to the proceedings. Danny O'Keeffe set up an obstacle course for the U-6s and this was very popular. Current Cork senior football panellist, Stephen Cronin, attended on Thursday and his visit was very well received as was evidenced by the large number of questions he elicited. On Friday, Seán Kiely, current Premier Intermediate team captain, spoke and presented medals.
Running Cúl Camp demands hard work but the benefits in developing skills, sporting and social, makes holding it a very worthwhile exercise. The event passed without any adverse incident and a debt of gratitude is due to the organisers and participants. Con Kelleher PRO

Laochra Óg

Well done to our u9 and (10/11/12) camogie teams away to Aghabullogue yesterday morning. Girls are improving all the time. Thanks to parents for transport; to Aghabullogue for hosting the blitz; to team sponsors Mulcahy Insurance Macroom, Matt Murphy Pharmacy Macroom and to Macroom Tidy Towns Committee and members.
Our under 12 Camogie team played Inniscarra, a very good test for the girls many of whom only took up camogie this year. Thanks to CART Carriganimma for providing a bus and Peter Mc Sweeney for driving the team; to Macroom Tidy Towns sponsors of the u12 camogie teamand Inniscarra Camogie club for hosting the game.
A big well done to our U9 camogie team on their very impressive victory over Coursey Rovers. We had a great turn out for the game so we rotated and everyone was playing and playing well. There were very happy faces after the game. Thank you to Coursey Rovers for the game; to our sponsors Matt Murphy Pharmacy and to Micheal and Nora Mc Carthy Glenview and Glenmill for the use of Tierbeg which looked super
U10s hurling mini-blitz took place in Teerbeg. Well done to all the boys and girls that took part ; to Ian and Brian for volunteering their time training the team every week. The skills levels are coming on and great scores. Thanks to parents for taking the kids to Teerbeg and supporting us along the way and to Michael and Nora McCarthy Glenview Motors for use of Teerbeg and team sponsors Folláin Teo.
Notice to all non-club members, boys and girls. Camp for Champs starts August 16th till August 18th. Free club membership for the rest of the season once you register for the camp. You can register on club website or number below. The camp cost €30. Helmets and hurleys can be provided for. Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie club was set up for children and adults from Macroom Town and all areas west of Macroom that have an interest in playing hurling and Camogie with us. Camogie: it's our first year and also the very first time underage Camogie teams have been playing from the above areas. For further details contact 087 9437272 in relation to camp.
Laochra Og Hurling and Camogie Club wish to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Paddy Joe Murphy R.IP. who passed away recently.
Laochra Óg Hurling and Camogie Club would like to thank all our generous sponsors in supporting our club. Hurling: Deasy's Pharmacy, Folláin Teo., Macroom Opticians, 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.

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Macroom u14 footballers ©Con Kelleher

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Clondrohid U12 football team was invited to play in the Munster GAA Activity Day in Fitzgerald's Stadium Killarney on a very warm day. They had 3 games. They played Whitechurch which they won on a scoreline of 1.03 to no score. Next up was Cromane which was a very exciting game and they came out on top on a scoreline of 2.04 to 1.03. Finally they played Tuosist and ran out worthy winners in a very one sided game on a scoreline of 9.09 to 0.01. After the games the team had a meet and greet with Kerry Senior Fionn Fitzgerald who took them for a tour of the dressing room and the venue for broadcasting the Sunday Game. A great day was had by all.
U 15 B County Championship: Clondrohid 6 8, Mitchelstown 2 7.Clondrohid secured a great win last week in this competition. They took the game to their opponents from the start and never relented. Young Luke Duggan scored a hat trick. Every player played to their potential and above. They now meet Bantry in a quarter final. Check locally and support the boys.
Clondrohid U9/10's played their 2nd league game in the Summer/Autumn league against Kilmichael at home. They lined out with two teams and again the players were asked to put a lot of pressure on the person with the ball. They had worked hard at training and again the work rate and strength in the tackle really paid off as both teams won their respective games. Thank you to all the supporters, coaches and players involved. Finally, a huge congratulation to Grace Murphy and Eoin Kelleher who began their refereeing careers the same evening as young whistlers. They did a fantastic job and both have bright futures in refereeing.
Fixtures: Clondrohid play Ballincollig in the next round of the Ross Oil Junior A Championship in Kilmurry on Friday August 5 at 7.15pm. Your support much appreciated, Good luck boys.
Thurs Aug 4 at 7pm U 18C FC in Donoughmore , Cylindroids v Donoughmore.
Thurs Aug 11 at 7pm U 14 B FC in Clondrohid, Clondrohid V Bride Rovers.

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The great attendance at Aghinagh Cúl Camp 2016. ©

Aghinagh GAA Cúl Camp

Aghinagh GAA hosted a very successful inaugural Cúl Camp in mid-July and catered for almost 100 local children. The Juvenile committee would like to thank Declan Ambrose for all of his hard work in the lead up to the event and indeed during the week itself. Declan, in turn, would like to thank coaches, Marie Ambrose, Matthew McCarthy, Mairead Corkery, Sean Kelleher, Dermot O'Callaghan, Diarmuid Crowley, Stephen O'Shea, Paudie Twohig, Paud Lehane, Hugh Kelleher and Alan Cummins. Also a big thank you to the helpers during the week, Ava Kelleher, Sarah Kelleher, Bronagh Hartnett, Katie McCarthy, Ciara McCarthy, Ann Marie O'Riordan, John Sheehan, Olan Cummins, Aodh Twomey, Cathal Crowley, Luke O'Leary, David Lucey, Eoghan McCarthy, Liam Twohig, Miriam Cotter, Richard Cotter and Alex Murphy. Cúl Camp Ambassador, Stephen Cronin of the Cork senior footballers, paid a visit on the Thursday to share some skills and have a chat. Roll on 2017!

Macroom FC

FAI Summer Camp. The FAI summer soccer schools camp returned to Murrayfield in early July. A fantastic week was had by the 100 schoolgirls and schoolboys, aged from 6 up to 13 years. With 7 coaches on hand for the week, there was plenty of action throughout the excellent playing surface at the home of Macroom FC. Head coach, JP Sheehan, was full of praise for the facilities at Murrayfield so it is no surprise that the camp is the largest in Cork county. At the conclusion of the camp all players were presented with a ball and certificate to go with the kit which they received at the beginning of the week. All involved were delighted with the camp and the nice weather undoubtedly added to the enjoyment.
7 a side . The Macroom FC Annual 7 a side tournament will take place at the Town Park this coming weekend. Games will commence on Friday evening (Aug 5th) and continue from 12 midday on Saturday (Aug 6th). The 7 a side, originally known as the street league has been in existence for over 30 years and is one of the longest running annual events in the Macroom area. It gives the opportunity to soccer lovers to get out and enjoy the games, whether that means playing or viewing from the sidelines. And with plenty of witty locals watching, there should be plenty banter between players and spectators! Keep an eye on the Macroom FC Facebook page for updates on the 7 a side draw and fixtures. Also, many thanks from the club to Murray's Bar, who kindly sponsor the tournament.

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Ger Linehan, (gross 89), winner of Macroom Golf Club Minor Scratch Cup, sponsored by Fitzgerald Menswear, Cork, receives trophy from Michael Lillis, Captain. On left, Geroge Desmond, President ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club:

Week ending July 24. Seniors 1st Philip Cooper, John O'Brien, Ger Linehan 46.9
NB's Open Singles: 1st John Desmond (20) 42pts, 2nd Tim Keating (12) 41pts (CSS 69)
Scratch Cup: 1st Ger Linehan (25) 89, 2nd Dan Murphy (21) 89, 3rd Robert Barrett (20) 90, Best Nett, Robert Beecher (23) 66 (CSS 69)
Club Singles (23rd July): 1st Robert O'Keefe (10) 64 (CSS 68)
Club Singles (24rd July): 1st Ml Linehan (14) 60, 2nd Paddy Fitton (15) 65, 3rd John O'Donovan (20) 67. (CSS 69)
Week ending July 31. NBS open singles :1st William Murray (8) 42 pts, 2nd Conor O'Leary (19) 41 pts
Open singles 1st John P O'Connell (11) 44 pts, 2nd Ml Shine (12) 42 pts, 3rd John Dunlea (21) 41 pts, Gross Leonard Waugh(1) 40 pts
Fixtures:Tues Seniors, Thur s NBS open singles, Fri Seniors open singles, Sat & Sun Open 4/Ball.
Over 55s Seniors Ladies and Gents Open Qualifiers on Fridays – Aug. 5 and 19 and Sept. 2 and 9. Top 6 from each week qualify for Grand Final at 1pm on Fri. Sept. 16. Prizes include a set of Calloway Irons. Main Sponsors, O'Leary SuperValu, Macroom. Members €6. Visitors €12. Tee times may be booked at 026 41072.

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Macroom G.C. Open Singles, sponsored by Kieran Grehan, Macroom PGA Professional. From left, George Desmond, President; Kieran Grehan, Brendan Floyd, winner (49 pts) and Michael Lillis, Captain ©Lee Valley Outlook