Lee Valley Outlook Sep 1 2016 v13e18

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Noel Howard, Chairman KHAS, introduces President Higgins to the huge crowd at the opening of Kilmurry Independence Museum ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

Coppeen Barn Dance on Sat 3rd of Sept. Country & Irish gala night in Coppeen.
Denis McCarthy Benefit Run on Sun 4th of Sept 11:00am @ Ballincollig Rugby Club
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Floral Demonstration on Thurs 8th Sept at 8 p.m. at Coolcower House
Enterprise Town Launch. Public meeting on Sept. 8th at Castle Hotel at 6 pm.
Gramophone Circle in Fr. Ryan Hall until further notice. Next gathering, Fri. Sept. 9 at 11a.m.
Peadar Ó Riada ar an piano. Fri. Sept. 9 at 8.30p.m. Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne.
Inniscarra monthly Céilí in Ballyanly Community Centre on Sat 10th Sept 9.30pm to 12.30am.
Luíochán Cúl na Catharach Sun. Sept. 11 at 12. 30p.m.
Carriganima Harvest Festival Sun Sept 11 with music by the JCB Man, 8 to 10pm.
Marymount Hospice Coffee Day & Cake sale in Kilmurry Museum on Thurs 15th Sept, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Marymount Coffee Night on Thurs Sept 15th in the Community Centre, Stuake, Donoughmore from 7pm -9pm. Raffle 8.30p.m.
Carriganima Walk on Sat Sept 17 off at 3.30pm.
Tractor Run on Sun Aug 18 from Carriganima at 1pm.
Macroom Food Festival Sept. 22. 23, 24, 25.
Daonscoil an Fhómhair sa Ghúgán Meán Fómhair 30 agus Deireadh Fómhair 1 agus 2

Cinema at the Castle Hotel

Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village. Wed 7th September –
Patriot Games. Mon 12th September –
Chef Mon 19th September –

Events in the Riverside Park Hotel

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.
Old Time Dancing Fri 4th Nov at 9:30pm.
Des Bishop: Grey Matters - 10th Nov at 8:00pm.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th Nov at 8:00pm
'Venice to Vegas' from The Two and a Half Tenors – 24th Nov at 8:00pm.
Louise Morrissey – 30th Dec at 8;00pm.

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly diary. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie
Macroom Updates

Free Parking

Blarney/Macroom Municipal District is introducing a pilot scheme in Macroom Town. From September 1, one-hour free parking will be available prior to the purchase of a pay and display ticket. Cost per hour thereafter is €1 but there is a two-hour parking limit. The pilot will run for an initial period of six months and its effectiveness will be reviewed over this period.
School Photographs in the Lee Valley Outlook.
We welcome teachers and students back to school at the start of a new school year. We hope you had an enjoyable and healthy holiday and wish you every success as you face in to 2016 – 2017. Schools have been great contributors to the Lee Valley Outlook during the past 13 years. Your photographs and the reports of your activities and success have brightened up the pages. Please make use of the magazine during the coming year to promote your students and community. We will particularly welcome photographs of starter classes at all levels and will publish these in the next few issues. Please send as jpg attachments, large format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile Library for Macroom

Macroom library has now been closed to the public for more than three months, due to the fire in the Briery Gap on May 28. This public service, provided by Cork County Council, was much utilised and its removal is keenly felt by people throughout the Lee Valley. With the reopening of schools in September, the loss of a library will impact greatly on Primary, Secondary and third level students who used the facility for study, research and internet access as well as book, CD and video loans.
The library acted as a social centre also, with members of the public availing of free access to daily and weekly newspapers and magazines. It also hosted book clubs, a creative writing group, bridge games, the Purlies craft group, ciorcal Gaeilge, a music group and various other cultural events.
Over the past months, those wishing to change their books travelled to County libraries in Ballyvourney, Millstreet, Ballincollig, Bandon etc. It is now proposed to provide library access in Macroom by means of a library van which will visit the town once a week. The mobile library will be parked close to the Cork Marts building every Thursday from 10 – 4pm. It will provide a range of stock for lending but does not have internet services available to members. The service will operate until a suitable temporary location can be found for the library.
Fines will be suspended on all Macroom Library books that were loaned before the fire. Meanwhile, the public can return their items to the mobile library or to any of the County Library branches. Details of the branch libraries can be found on the library website at www.corkcoco.ie/library and via the Library App. 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.. The Library regrets any inconvenience caused to library users and looks forward to being back in the heart of the community soon.

McEgan College Updates

Despite the beautiful autumn weather, it's back to school all round this week and McEgan College, Macroom is also inviting School Leavers and Mature Persons to gain new skills or enhance their performance.
Enrolment is now open for QQI (FETAC) Business & Office Administration Level 5 at McEgan College, with Legal & Medical qualifications available. Learn to Type, Compose CVs, brush up on Interview skills, become experts in the latest Microsoft Software, Book Keeping skills—manual & computerised. Learn Internet skills to confidently bank on-line, book on-line or learn to complete various forms & records on-line.
School leavers right up to experienced mature persons seeking a recognised qualification are invited to prepare for a career in Office Work, It may act as a filler year for those who wish to acquire keyboarding & computer skills as a preparation for 3rd Level or as a progression route to Higher Level Education (CIT, UCC, IT Tralee).
8 Distinctions in QQI = 400 points. Places are still available in QQI Advanced Administration, Level 6. This course prepares you for an Office or Business Supervisory Role & also offers you the opportunity to progress directly to Year 2 Business or Office Information Systems at CIT or IT Tralee.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 026-41076 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hairdressing skills in practice at McEgan College, Macroom ©An Scoil

Hairdressing at McEgan College

This two year programme provides a fantastic opportunity to build the foundation to a successful career in hairdressing. Excellent prospects await in the form of becoming a Hair Stylist, Colour Technician, Salon Owner, Freelance Stylist or Company Representative. Eligible candidates need to have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent programmes. Places will be allocated on the basis of an interview.
You can learn more about the Course by checking out the McEgan College Hairdressing facebook page. For further details and application forms; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 026-41076 or 086-0298911.

Courses at Macroom Adult Learning Centre

Macroom Adult Learning Centre is a free and confidential service funded by Cork Education & Training Board. The following courses are being held at the centre from September 2016:
Word Processing Level 3. Internet & E-mail skills Level 3. Relaxation Techniques & Mindfulness. Nutrition & Healthy Options. Container Gardening. Art. Music. Computer Literacy & Ipads. Personal Growth Image. Cookery. Beginner Computer.
Under Back to Education Initiative the following courses are available:
Healthcare Level 4. Biology Level 4. Spreadsheets Level 4. Communications Level 4.
The following courses are being run by Community Education section of CETB:
Yoga & Positive Thinking. Singing
The service also provides one to one tuition in Reading, Writing, Spelling & Maths. For information Tel: 026 20248/ 086 8239097.

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Macroom girls Aishling O'Connor, Emma Barry and Niamh McSweeney receiving the Chief Commissioner's Award pins from Irish Girl Guides' Chief Commissioner, Helen Concannon ©

Macroom Girl Guides Excel

Three Girl Guides from Macroom were among five Cork teenagers to complete a 60km hike and 8 projects while living on €3.50 a day in Co. Kerry recently. Carrying all their camping and cookingequipment, food and clothes, they also kept a log book of their efforts to earn the much coveted Chief Commissioner's Award. Aishling O'Connor (16), Emma Barry (18) and Niamh McSweeney (16) didn't know the designated location in advance but were delighted to find themselves on the picturesque Iveragh peninsula. They found that living on just €1 per meal was a testing challenge. They enjoyed carrying out service in the community and talking to international tourists about their experiences in Ireland. Acting as a team, they really enjoyed the tasks allotted. Not being able to phone home was a bit of a problem but the interview at the end of the week proved more difficult in theory than in practice. Congratulating the 14 participants, Award organiser Suzanne O'Brien, said that the weather made the experience more enjoyable and that everyone got the chance to strengthen their skills, including time-management, teamwork, leadership roles, communication, the ability to multi-task as well as the ability to remain organised.
Irish Girl Guides welcomes new members from age 5 and volunteer leaders from age 18+. Irish Girl Guides has around 12,000 members, ranging in age from five to 30 years. 1,800 volunteer leaders are involved. Guiding started in Ireland in 1911 and operates throughout the 26 counties with leaders providing an informal educational programme of fun and challenging activities that foster confidence and leadership skills in girls and young women, enabling them to become responsible citizens. They can choose to earn a wide range of badges, including disability awareness, world cultures, science investigator and online surfer. See www.irishgirlguides.ie for further information or tel: 01 6683898.

Entertainment at Riverside Park

Because of 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.
Old Time Dancing with The Lee Sound on Friday 4th November at 9:30pm. Dance the night away with The Lee Sound who play all the favourites! Admission €10 on the door.
Des Bishop: Grey Matters - 10th November at 8:00pm. Des is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up. Tickets €25.
The Nualas: Glitterbomb Tour – 18th November at 8:00pm - Ireland's top all-girl, shiny-dressed, musical-comedy trio. Tickets: €18/16.
'Venice to Vegas' from The Two and a Half Tenors – 24th November at 8:00pm. A spellbinding musical journey with Ireland's leading "Operatainers". Tickets €18/16.
Louise Morrissey – 30th December at 8;00pm. One of Ireland's vocal treasures. Tickets €20
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. Box Office 026 41917.

September Movies at the Castle Hotel

Wed 7th September – Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village. In conjunction with Sulán Film Society, a new Irish film based on the story and people of Knock Shrine.
Mon 12th September – Patriot Games. Thriller starring our very own Patrick Bergin, Harrison Ford, Sean Bean & Samuel L Jackson. When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.
Mon 19th September – Chef in conjunction with Macroom Food Festival. A chef leaves his prestigious role to pursue his culinary dreams.
Admission to each film €5, all screenings at 8:30pm. Free nibbles courtesy of SuperValu. Please see website for further information.


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.)

Denis McCarthy Benefit Run on Sun 4th of Sept. Registration from 11:00am @ Ballincollig Rugby Club (beside Applegreen).

Macroom Flower & Garden Club presents Floral Demonstration, "Autumn Splendour" by Betty Holden AOIFA (Carlow), on Thursday, 8th September at 8.00p.m. at Coolcower House Macroom. Club Competitions and Sales Table. Visitors most welcome. Please be advised that Demonstration will begin at 8pm sharp. Enquiries 087-9821708

Enterprise Town Launch. Public meeting to be held on the 8th September in the Castle Hotel at 6 pm. All welcome.

Monthly Gramophone Circle. Due to the closure of Macroom library, these events 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.

Inniscarra monthly Céilí. The new season of Set Dancing Céilís begins in Ballyanly Community Centre with Kevin Lynch on Saturday 10th September 9.30pm to 12.30am. Great night assured. Refreshments served. Everybody welcome.

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. N.B. Raffle starts at 8.30p.m.

Marymount Hospice Annual Coffee Day & Cake sale takes place in Kilmurry Museum on Thursday 15th Sept from 8.30am to 4.30pm.. All welcome!
Lotto Win. Bhuaigh Siobhán Uí Shé €11,400 i lotto Naomh Abán, Baile Bhúirne le déanaí. Dhíol Siobhán Uí Luasa, Siopa Ó Luasa, Baile Mhic Íre, an ticéad, an tarna huair di a leithéid a dhíol. Bhronn Cathaoirleach CLG Naomh Abán, Cathal Ó Riada, an seic ar Shiobhán.
Pic. 41. Ciara O'Neill who relieved Michael O'Donoghue of his ponytail for the Rapunzel Foundation. ©Lee Valley Outlook
Hair raising. Michael O'Donoghue donated his custom grown ponytail to the Rapunzel Foundation on August 26. Rapunzel is a charitable organization that works to improve conditions for those living with hair loss by means of fund-raising as well as through hair-raising. Hair is collected through the Foundation's ponytail campaign, whereby people commit to growing their hair 14 inches or longer, with a view to contributing it to make much-needed wigs for those living with hair loss. Having lost his ponytail to the shears of Ciara O'Neill, Michael had his head shaved to raise funds for the lrish Cancer Society.

Macroom Library remains closed due to the fire in the Briery Gap complex. A library van will visit the town and will be open to the public near Macroom Mart on Thursdays 10 – 4p.m. 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.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 14/08/2016: Jackpot €1,750. Numbers drawn 7, 19, 38. No winner. €50 Oliver and Helen Spillane Rylane. €20 each: Bernie Spillane, Mary Sweeney, John Hickey, Margaret O'Driscoll.
21/08/2016: Jackpot €1,900. Numbers drawn 23, 26, 30. No winner. €50 Conor & Mary McCarthy, Castleview €20 each: Denny Dineen, Mid Cork Pallets, Karen Cotter, Dooneens, Declan Casey, Coachford, Eileen Casey, Curraghwaddra.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: August 21st Jackpot €7,100. Numbers Drawn 7,12,29,30. No winner. €50. Rebecca Flanagan c/o Castlemore Arms. €25 Magaret & Liam c/o Castlemore Arms. Bernnie O'Connell c/o Dan Shine. €25 on line Sharon Lynch.
August 28th Jackpot €7,250. Numbers Drawn 2,4,10,18. No winner. €50. Linda Byrne Carrigadrohid. €25 Andrea Lyons Carrigadrohid. Rita Fitzgerald Canovee. €25 on line Joanne Whelton.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 17/8/16. Jackpot €1.600. No winner. €70 Dan, Dick & Eileen €20 each Derry Crowley, Ballineen. Kathleen McCarthy, Carriganima. Oliver Buckley, Clonfadda. Con O'Riordan, Sleaveen East.
24/8/16 Jackpot €1,800. No winner. €70 Margaret Duggan, Moulnahorna. €20 each: Gobnait & Matthew Kelleher, Clondrohid. Denny Dineen, 6 Curraglen. Kate, Leah & Alice Buckley, Clonfadda. Sean Kelleher, Ballinagree.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 16/08/2016 - Jackpot €11,000. Winning Numbers 16-20-30. No Winner. €70 Michael Browne, Railway View €20 each Deirdre Young, Carrigadrohid. Margaret Daly, Dunmanway. Carmel O'Mahony, Cork Street. Ted Lucey, Ard na Gréine Twomey Family, Gurteenroe
23/08/2016. - Jackpot €11,200. Winning Numbers 2-26-33. No Winner - €70 Gerard Kelleher, Maulnahorna, Clondrohid €20 each Josie O'Keeffe, Sleaveen West Olan Buckley, Kilnagurteen Catherine O'Connor, Railway View. Eileen O'Connor, Kilmichael. Niamh Cotter, Carrigboy, Kilmichael.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 22/8/2016. Jackpot: €1,600. Numbers Drawn:9 – 13 – 32. No Winner: €40 Noreen Barry Murphy, €20 Mark Ward, Eddie Twomey (Yearly Ticket), Evelyn Tarrant (Yearly Ticket), Michael Shaughnessy (Online Ticket).
29/8/2016. Jackpot: €1,800. Numbers Drawn: 13 – 25 – 31. Winner: Eoghan Maher. €40 Olive & Owen, €20 Mags, Orla Manley, Richard Daly, Paddy Foley (Yearly Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

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President Higgins cuts the tape to declare Independence Museum, Kilmurry officially opened. Also included, Canon Bernard Donovan, Rev. Anne Skuse and Anthony O'Sullivan. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Independence Museum Opening

Despite torrential rain, huge crowds converged on Kilmurry for the official opening of Independence Museum by President Higgins on the evening of Sunday, August 21. The President arrived early from an equally wet Béal na mBláth, but then, as the skies opened, the official party took refuge in the custom built museum and cultural centre, which replaces the old Terence McSwiney Memorial Museum, dating from 1965. The new building, with a price tag of €546,000, is the result of a decade's work by the dedicated members of Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association (KHAA). Many of these are descendants of the men and women of 1916 and of the group who transformed a farmhouse donated by the Galvin family 50 years ago into a museum that preserved and displayed the rich historical and archaeological heritage of Kilmurry and the surrounding area.
Michael Galvin, local historian and author, acted as M.C. at the 2016 ceremonies, which opened with the blessing of the museum by Canon Bernard Donovan P.P. and Church of Ireland Rector, Rev. Anne Skuse. Noel Howard, Chairman KHAA, introduced the President and Mrs. Higgins, and, ignoring the elements, declared it a marvellous day for Kilmurry and the Lee Valley. He said that wonderful stories are brought to life in the museum, which is central to many War of Independence sites.
The President congratulate the founding and present members of KHAA on their tenacity in preserving our heritage, our story. Owen McSwiney, architect of the museum, provides a direct link with the patriot to whom the original museum was dedicated through his father, board member, Terence McSwiney. Referring to artefacts on display in the museum, the President particularly appreciated the gun-carrying bicycle and the photograph of a huge meeting of labourers and landowners in Macroom Square during agrarian unrest.
Anthony O'Sullivan, in reply to the President, said that this day had a very long dawn and that many loyal friends had contributed to the realisation of the dream. Dónal Ó Buachalla donated the site. John and Bridie Sheehan kept the artefacts safe over the decades and curators, John Lee, Terence McSwiney, Gerard Long and Kieran Fitzpatrick, have done a marvellous job in displaying the exhibits. Mr. O'Sullivan presented a painting of the museum to President Higgins and Eibhlís and Aisling McCarthy presented a bouquet of flowers to his wife.
After the formalities, the President met many of the attendance and the museum was open to the public for the evening.
At present, Kilmurry Independence is open at weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 5p.m.

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A section of the huge crowd that braved the elements at the official opening of Independence Museum, Kilmurry ©Lee Valley Outlook 

Cúl na Catharach Descendants Sought

The 1921 Ambush at Cúl na Catharach will be commemorated at the site on Sunday, September 11 at 12.30p.m. An estimated 253 people had an input into the important War of Independence engagement and their descendants and relatives are now urged to make contact with the organisers of the commemoration and to represent their ancestors at a re-enactment on the site. 100 flag bearers are needed and connections of the original participants are requested to give their details to Ballyvourney Library which is open Tues 10:00-6:00, Thurs. 2:00-7:00, Fri. 10:00-6:00 Sat 10:00-1:00. The library has a list of the Volunteers.
Tom Meaney is Guest Speaker at the ceremony. Information boards will be unveiled by Conor Neligan, Heritage Officer, Cork County Council and the App, http://culnacatharach.appstor.io/, will be launched. Everybody with a connection to the men and women who helped at Coolnacaheragh is invited to attend, as is everyone interested in the history of our fight for freedom.
School Photographs in the Lee Valley Outlook.
We welcome teachers and students back to school at the start of a new school year. We hope you had an enjoyable and healthy holiday and wish you every success as you face in to 2016 – 2017. Schools have been great contributors to the Lee Valley Outlook during the past 13 years. Your photographs and reports of your activities and success have brightened up the pages. Please make use of the magazine during the coming year to promote your students and community. We will particularly welcome photographs of starter classes at all levels and will publish these in the next few issues. Please send as jpg attachments, large format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clondrohid Updates

Pilgrimage to Knock. The annual Pilgrimage to Knock on August 15, Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, was a great success. 29 people travelled on the bus, which has become known as "Nell's Bus", in recognition of Nell Kelleher, who organised it for so many years. The group was from a large spread of parishes throughout Cloyne and Cork + Ross and the Diocese of Kerry was also represented. A number of people who wished to join the pilgrimage were unable to go on this occasion but numbers were still well up since last year so it's onwards and upwards for Knock on this very special day. The Rosaries and other prayers recited were offered for the needs and intentions of everyone and for relatives, neighbours and friends in need of healing, and those who travelled so often during the years, but can no longer make the pilgrimage, were also remembered A prayerful and enjoyable day with glorious sunshine made it a memorable day for all. Knock is visited by 1.5 million people every year.
Carriganima Harvest Festival: Commencing on Sunday Sept 11 with music by Seamus Moore, the JCB Man, 8 to 10pm.
Carriganima Walk, Jog, Run in aid of Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals on Saturday Sept 17. Registration for this event is at 2.30pm and take off at 3.30pm. Refreshments ceoil agus craic later in the pub, music by Joe Guerin. On Sunday August 18 a 1st for Carriganima, when they will have their 1st Tractor Run, (open to all makes of tractors). Registration for this event will be at 12pm and the run commencing at 1pm. Once again, refreshments ceoil agus craic in pub later. Music by Borderline. Monies raised from this event will go towards C A R T, Carriganima's well used bus. Come out and enjoy all that will be on offer, your support will be appreciated by this small but dedicated community.
Carriganimma Mass: The 10 am Sunday Mass in Carriganima will resume again on Sept 11.
Mobile Library Service: will be in Macroom on Thursdays between 10am and 4pm, close to the Cork Marts building.

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Muskerry Macra chairperson, Mags O'Leary, welcomes the attendance to a discussion on The Impact of Brexit at the Riverside Park, Macroom. Top table, from left, MinisterMichael Creed, Alan Jagoe (President of CEJA), Donal Whelton (AIB), Joe Burke (Bord Bia) and Matt Dempsey (former editor of Irish Farmer's Journal) ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macra Matters

Brexit. A recent event was organised by Muskerry Macra in association with AIB. The speakers at the event included Matt Dempsey (former editor of the Farmers Journal), Joe Burke (Bord Bia), Donal Whelton (AIB), Alan Jagoe (CEJA) and Michael Creed (Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine).
There is nothing positive about Brexit for the agri-food sector according to Agriculture Minister Michael Creed. The Minister also said there is an over reliance on the United Kingdom market for our exports and Ireland must now explore new and emerging markets, such as South East Asia adding that "Contingency planning for Brexit is challenging, not least because we don't control the timing."
Joe Burke from Bord Bia told the room that "(Cattle) exports to Northern Ireland and Britain are down almost 50%. This is directly impacted by the euro/ sterling exchange rate." Until there is more certainty around what will happen this will continue affecting the Irish export trade.
Of course as Alan Jagoe President of CEJA pointed out nothing can happen until the UK trigger Article 50 as they must invoke this article to begin the process of leaving the EU.
Minister Creed went on to speak about the implications of Brexit on the North/South border and the free movement of people. He also touched on the over dependence of Irish exports on the United Kingdom and the necessity of exploring new and emerging markets, such as South East Asia. "Contingency planning for Brexit is challenging, not least because we don't control the timing." Both Minister Creed and Alan Jagoe (President of CEJA) spoke about 'triggering Article 50' and that the United Kingdom will have to invoke this article in order to start the process of leaving the European Union.

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AIB Managers, Aidan Andrews, Dunmanway and Maurice O'Keeffe, Macroom, with Minister Michael Creed at Brexit Symposium in Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Speaking at the meeting Macra na Feirme National President Seán Finan said "Brexit presents the biggest challenge that our generation of young farmers and the industry will ever face. Young farmers are worried about the impact it will have on their businesses in the short time with sterling fluctuations. Also in the medium to long term due to our dependance on the UK export market for our main commodity products and the uncertainty around the trade arrangement that will exist after Brexit between the UK and the EU / Ireland. I am calling for the minimisation of any barriers to trade and continuation of the free movement of agricultural produces between Ireland and the UK after Brexit"
Finan concluded "I welcome the establishment of the consultative committee on Brexit by Minister Creed and also his commitment to fight strongly to represent the interest of young farmers and Irish agriculture in any future negotiations" Noelle McSweeney (Muskerry Macra PRO)

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Ellen de Búrca, CCÉ Craobh Lachtaín Naofa, Cill na Martra, who won her fourth All-Ireland in a row at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis, in Comhrá Gaeilge age 9-11. ©

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 Winners

Comhghairdeas le Seosamh Ó Críodáin agus Ellen de Búrca, a bhain gradaim Uile-Éireann amach ag Fleadh Cheoil na nÉireann in Inis. Comhghairdeas chomh maith do chomhbhall de Chraobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Cill na Martra, Liam Ó Conaill, a ghnóthaigh bonn, agus dos na hiomaitheoirí áitiúla go léir.
There was All-Ireland success for members of Craobh Lachtaín Naofa CCÉ, Cill na Martra at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis. Seosamh Ó Críodáin was the winner of the men's English singing competition, also taking second place in amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós. Ellen de Búrca brought home her fourth All-Ireland in a row at Comhrá Gaeilge, winning the 9-11 years category, while Liam Ó Conaill took second place at Comhrá Gaeilge age 15-18. Congratulations to all those who took part in the fleadh.

History Society Programme

Muskerry Local History Society recently announced details of its 2016-17 Programme. They plan a tree-planting ceremony in September to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Date & place to be confirmed. This will be followed by a brief talk by Dermot O'Donovan on Ballincollig's connections with the 1916 Rising. Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel will throw new light on the beginnings of Kilcrea and Crookstown in her talk 'Kilcrea and Crookstown in the Middle Ages: The European dimension' on Monday, 17 October. The Society will launch 'Times Past, Journal of Muskerry Local History Society' on Monday, 7 November and Tony McCarthy will describe 'The Battle of Jutland 1916 - A Cork Tragedy' on Monday, 21 November. Over 120 of the 8,600 sailors who died in the Battle of Jutland were from Cork, including 3 from the locality. This lecture tells some of their stories and of the ships in which they lost their lives. On Monday, 5 December, Dermot O'Donovan will speak about Seán Ó Ríordáin – his cultural background as an emigré in Inniscarra; the poet and the memories of local people, as well as aspects of his poetry.
Tim Crowley will describe 'Frongoch Prison Camp: University of Revolution, seed bed of the Irish state' and tell of what life was like in Frongoch prison camp and the role the camp played in Irish history on Monday, 16 January. 'Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times: Cork Women in the Revolutionary Years' will be the subject of Anne Twomey's talk on Monday, 20 February, in which she will document the role played by 10 Cork women, including the Wallace sisters, during the revolutionary years. Mark Davies, a descendant of the Leslie family who built the original gunpowder mills in Ballincollig, will talk about the first manned balloon ascent in Cork by Windham Sadler in 1816. Two hundred years after the first air balloon ascent from Cork, his lecture on Monday, 6 March is entitled "One of the most daring efforts of human enterprise".
Tim O'Brien's slide show presentation focuses on traumatic events during in the War of Independence in Cork City and County on Monday, April 17. The Society plans to go on a day trip and enjoy a conducted tour of Glasnevin Cemetery on Saturday, 6 May. Details to be confirmed later.
Muskerry Local History Society Lectures are delivered at Ballincollig Rugby Club Hall at 8.00 pm sharp. Annual subscription €10. Alternatively, a cover charge of €3 applies at each lecture. Further information from Liam Hayes (0877828546), Dermot O'Donovan (0214873266), Rod MacConaill (0861089524) or Dermot Lucey (0879331135)History

Remembering Dr. Ó Loingsigh

A commemorative weekend in honour of Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh will take place in the Ionad Cultúrtha, Ballyvourney September 9 - 11 2016. All are welcome at the many elements of the weekend that include singing competitions, lectures, art exhibition, piano recital and concert.
Ó Loinsigh played a very important role in the Irish language movement around the time of the 1916 Rising. In Pádraig Pearse's eyes he was a hero. Éamonn Ó Cuív T.D. will deliver a bilingual address at 3.30. One of his grandfathers was Éamonn de Valera and the other was Shán Ó Cuív from Macroom, a journalist who developed a phonetic method of writing in Irish and who published a Gaelic newspaper, Glór na Ly. Ó Cuív was a contemporary and admirer of Dr. Ó Loingsigh. The weekend will include a piano recital by Peadar Ó Riada on Friday night and three competitions. Corn Cuimhneacháin Dhómhnaill Uí Loingsigh and Corn Uí Fhlannagáin for singing and Gradam an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh for entrepreneurial activity in the Múscraí Gaeltacht.
Programme of Events in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh Saturday 10 September:
11.00 – 13.00 Comórtas Amhránaíochta: Corn Cuimhneacháin Dhómhnaill Uí Loingsigh and Corn Uí Fhlannagáin
14.30 Welcome Reception
15.00 Introduction to the Dr Lynch Gathering, presentation of trophies to Singing Competition winners and short recital by the winners
15.30 Léacht dá-theangach ó Eamon Ó Cuiv, TD
16.30 Presentation of the Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh 2016 Award
18.30 Gathering for dinner in The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney @ 19.00
An art exhibition runs from Monday September 5th until Monday September 26th 2016. A special Mass remembering Dr Lynch will take place in Coolea Church at 10am on Sunday September 11th 2016.

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Members of Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns Committee who staged a re-enactment of the arrival of Terence McSwiney and Tomas McCurtain at Hogan's in Carrigadrohid on Easter Sunday night 1916 ©Peter Scanlan

Heritage Events

The 2016 O' Leary Clan Gathering will be held at Creedon's Hotel, Inchigeelagh, September 9th to 11th. The theme is 'O' Leary's and the 1916 Easter Rising'. A wonderful line up of events has been proposed as part of the gathering and for further information phone 026 49012.
A Guided Tour of the Easter Rising Trail at Millstreet Country Park will be presented on September 3 at 12.30 and again at 2.30p.m. The existing Easter Rising Trail at Millstreet Country Park is a wonderful 0.5km route detailing the key characters and background story of the Rising. This guided tour gives a great introduction to locals and visitors alike on the 1916 Rising.
Cúl na Cathrach Ambush, Baile Mhúirne. Remembered with new Information Board and APP at the site on the N22 between the Halfway House and Ballyvourney on Sunday 11th September. The day commences at 12:30 when Tom Meaney will describe the event and the precise movements that took place, with said movements being portrayed in real time at the site through the use of over 100 indicative flags (instead of guns) carried by descendants of the original volunteers. This will be followed by the unveiling of an information board, after which all gathered will make their way to the Mills Inn in Ballyvourney, where refreshments will be served from 15:00. The ambush at Cúl na Cathrach was amongst the most critical events of the War of Independence. It followed close on the disastrous Dripsey Ambush and served to puncture the confidence that encounter had given the British forces of suppressing the War of Independence. The events at Cúl na Cathrach, many believe, led to the British entering into negotiations with the Irish, leading to the signing of the Treaty.
Tionólfar Daonscoil an Fhómhair sa Ghúgán Meán Fómhair 30 agus Deireadh Fómhair 1 agus 2. 'Siad na léachtaí ná An Ceangail idir an Litríocht agus 1916 agus Seán Ó Ríordáin agus Dialann na Bliana 1966 le Tadhg Ó Dúshláine, Ollamh NUIM. Beidh Comórtas Filíochta, Turas go Baile Mhúirne, Amhráin agus Agallaimh Beirte agus togha gach bídh agus dí ar fail in Óstán Gúgán Barra. Gach eolas ó Joe Ó Críodáin ag 0872105002 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The site of Coolnacaheragh Ambush, Baile Mhúirne, where ceremonies will be held on Sunday, September 11 at at 12.30p.m. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Participants in Coolnacaheragh Ambush

The following is a list of those who took part in Coolnacaheragh Ambush, as compiled fromaccounts by participating volunteer officers.
Flying Column Members 8th Battalion & Cork City
Cill na Martra Company: Patrick Sullivan, Mick Sullivan, P O'Connell, Terry O'Connell, Michael Murphy, Paddy Casey, Charlie Vaughan, Jim Scriven (8)
Ballyvourney Company: Patrick Lynch, Dan Sullivan, John Riordan, Con Kelleher, Paddy (Donncha Eoin) O'Sullivan, Jerh Casey, Dan T Mc Sweeney, and Mick Leahy (8)
Coolea Company: Jamie Moynihan, Dan Lynch, Hugie Sullivan, Dan J Quill, Neilus Reilly, Dan Healy, John Lucey(Maidhc), Ned Coffey (8)
Ballingeary Company: John Cronin, John P Cronin, Liam Twomey, John McSweeney, Patrick Cronin, James Cronin and Dan Lehane (8)
Inchigeela Company: Tim O'Connell, Dan O'Leary, James Quinlan, Con Cronin & Mick O'Sullivan (5)
Cork City: Sean Hegarty, Dan (Sandow) Donovan, Jim Grey, Jack Culhane, Miah Grey, Sean Murray, Pa Murray, Corny O'Sullivan, Con Lucey, Sean Hyde, Arthur Heapes and Joe O'Connor
8th Battalion Volunteers
Coolea: Jerry Healy, Humphrey Lynch, Tim Healy, Jimmy Ryan, Tim Sullivan, Con Sullivan, Mick Scannell, Dan Healy, Michael Twomey, Patrick Twomey, Mick Sweeney, Tadhg Dineen, Jerry Dineen, Cal Callaghan, P. Roche, Eugene Lynch, Tim Ryan, Dan Moynihan, Neilus Moynihan, Michael D. Lynch, Denis Lucey, Con Lucey, Neilus Lynch, John Kelleher, John Murphy, Con Lynch, Denis Finnegan, Paddy Lucey, Con Lynch, Patrick Finnegan, Jim Quill, Denis Lynch, John Murray, Dan Kelly, Joe Kelly, Dan Sullivan, Florrie Sullivan, Paddy Healy, Danny Sullivan, Jerry Dineen, Denis Lynch, John McSweeney, John Quill, Denis McSweeney, John Donoghue and Tim Sullivan, who recovered the No 1 Lewis gun and brought it to safety.
Ballyvourney: John McSweeney, Con Buckley, John O'Connell, Michael Murphy, Sean McSweeney, Dan Twomey, Patrick Kelleher, Jim Riordan, John Healy, Jerh Sheehan, Denis Cronin, Patrick Lucey, John M Lucey, Mick Dineen, John C. Creedon, Jerh Riordan, Patrick Kelleher, Frank Kelly, Michael Murphy, Dan Twomey, Jim Riordan, Jeremiah Lucey, Con Sheehan, Jerh Sheehan, Patrick Twomey, Mick Lehane, John Lucey, Mick Donoghue, Con Lynch, Michael J. Twomey, Patrick Cronin, James Cronin, Dan Cronin, Jerh Cronin, John O'Leary, John Sullivan, John Lucey, Con Kelleher, Patrick Hallissey, Dan McSweeney, Murty Twomey, Jerh Lucey and Mick Lehane. Volunteers posted in Ballyvourney during the ambush: John Sheehan & Jerh Con Joe Lucey.
Kilnamarytra: P Casey, J Scriven, A Casey, Neilus C Sheehan, Denis Healy, D Casey, C O'Connell, J Lynch, J Cooney, C Lynch, T Cronin, Joe O'Sullivan, D Quill, W O'Connell, D Herlihy, W Herlihy, J Casey, C Healy, T Buckley, P Cronin, Jerh Dineen, P Lyhane, T O'Connell, J Cronin, P Galvin, J O'Sullivan and M Murphy and P. Casey who were wounded and captured at Muinglia after the ambush.
Ballingeary: John P Moynihan, P Moynihan, Dan Cronin, Ned McSweeney, J Murphy, J O'Leary, J Shea, T Twomey, Denis Cronin, T O'Leary, Jerh Sweeney, J Murray, P McSweeney, S McSweeney, D T O'Leary, P Harrington, J Lynch, N Cronin, J Kelleher, T O'Callaghan, D Sullivan, J Cronin & D Hyde.
Inchigeela: Wm Murphy, T Quinlan, C O'Callaghan, T O'Leary, C O'Sullivan, M Murphy, T O'Sullivan, Con Cronin, J Manning, D McCarthy, J McSweeney, J Kelleher, J Lucey, E O'Sullivan, J Vaughan, D O'Leary, J Devine, M Barry, C Manning & Mick O'Sullivan.
Members 8th Battalion
Macroom: Dan Corkery, O/C 7th Battalion, Jas Murphy, Vice O/C, Chas Browne, Adj, Richard Browne, Q M, Daniel Mc Sweeney (Penar), Daniel Mc Sweeney (Tich), Michael Murphy, Tim (Sonny) Crowley, Staff Officers: Dan McCarthy, Jas Murphy, Pat Cunningham
Clondrohid:Tim Buckley, O/C, Denis O'Shea, Tom Connors, Dan Quill
Ballinagree: Jerh Cotter, O/C, Matt Kelleher, Paddy MacSullivan and David Burke.
Carriganima: Redmond Walsh, Thade O'Shea & James Roche
Rusheen: Ed Neville, O/C
Canovee: Cors. O'Leary
Crookstown: Wm. Powell, O/C , Cors. Murphy, Daniel O'Leary
Toames: Denis Hennigan and Michael Shine.

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Work in progress at the erection of a replacement for the Marian Cross in Baile Bhúirne ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Cohabitants and the Farm

A relatively recent High Court decision by Ms. Justice Baker is likely to provide some clarity to cohabitants in deciding whether or not to bring claims before the court in applying for financial provisionfrom the estate of their deceased cohabitant or in the event that the relationship breaks down. It has huge relevance today, given the fact the more and more people are choosing to live together before marriage, choosing not to marry at all or, for older couples who are divorced and do not wish to marry again but to live with a partner.
Facts of the Case. The plaintiff, the surviving cohabitant, claimed to be in an intimate cohabiting relationship with the deceased, who did not leave a valid Will. He had been in a previous marriage which was annulled and he had no children. The deceased never married and had no children. The plaintiff sought provision from her estate upon her death. The defendant was a brother of the deceased. The plaintiff was 64 years of age, a farmer and horse trainer. The deceased was 69 when she died and worked as a school secretary. They met in 1994 and the surviving cohabitant's case was that they became intimate in 1995 and entered into a committed relationship soon after when the deceased's mother passed away. The deceased inherited land from her mother which was sold in 2005 and she received €3.1 million. For approximately 8 years from that point he lived with the deceased for 2 or 3 nights a week at her home. In 2004 he moved in with the deceased and lived there until the deceased passed away. Evidence was given by the plaintiff that they shared an interest in horses, shared a double bed, ate their meals together and attended 40 weddings together. The deceased was diagnosed with cancer. The surviving cohabitant looked after her during her illness.
The Court took into account the criteria set out in the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 such as the duration of the relationship, the degree of financial independence, any financial arrangements between them, if one of the adults cared and supported the children of the other and the degree to which the cohabitants operated as a couple. The deceased spoke of marriage and Ms. Justice Baker held that this discussion was 'an indicator of the strength and nature of their bond'.
Interestingly, the judge held that although the couple were not financially dependent for the basics of life, the plaintiff clearly had a degree of financial dependence on his deceased cohabitant. In making the decision, the judge took into account that the plaintiff did not have sufficient financial resources for his own needs and that there were no other persons in respect to whom the deceased had any obligations to provide financially. The plaintiff did have a small farm which did not have residential accommodation. The court felt it was unreasonable to direct that the farm be sold.
The court directed that the surviving cohabitant be granted provision of approximately 45% of the deceased cohabitant's share. This case demonstrates the degree to which a plaintiff, in bringing these types of claims must prove that there was an intimate and committed relationship; that the parties enjoyed activities together; that they presented as a couple and that there was some financial dependency and interdependence between them.
In the case of a son or daughter who has been transferred the farm who is living with his or her partner passing away, it is very important for him/her to make a valid Will directing who is to inherit the farm in the event of his or her death. A cohabitant who comes under the legislation can make a claim against the estate for financial provision to be made for him/her out of the estate. The claimant must prove financial dependence on the deceased cohabitant. In the case that the relationship breaks up, a claim can also be made and once again, financial dependence must also be proved to the court. A surviving cohabitant has no automatic right to a share in a deceased cohabitant's estate, unless specifically provided for in the Will.
Some couples have decided to opt out of the 2010 Act by entering into a Cohabitation Agreement that sets out in advance how they intend to deal with their financial affairs should the relationship fail. Co-habitation Agreements are similar to Pre-Nuptial Agreements for married couples. Both parties should receive independent legal advice prior to signing.
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.

Ted's Opel Vauxhall Run

Cars from across the thirty-two counties congregated at the Riverside Park Hotel, Macroom recently for Ted's Opel Vauxhall 9th Run. Cars of all eras from 1947 right up to a 162 reg were in attendance. It was a day for open roofs and Ivy, from Irish Dogs for the Disabled also attended with handler Kate. The first Special Award of the day went to a Vauxhall Wyvern owned by Cyril Casey before the cars headed to the lunch stop at the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff via Ballyvourney, Top of Coom, Kilgarvan, Kenmare, and the Healy Pass. After the presentation of a host of awards, the run continued on through Ballylickey and stopped off at Gougane Barra, from where it went via the South Lake road to Inchigeela and returned to the Riverside Park Hotel. A live band and singsong added to the atmosphere. All enjoyed the scenic views mixed with some roads used as rally stages and sections of the Wild Atlantic Way. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all and we look forward to next year's event on Aug 12th 2017, the 10th annual run.


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Sports Mad

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Muskerry members of the Cork squad who won the All Ireland quarter final against Cavan on Saturday 20th August. Back L to R: Pat O Leary, Louise Coughlan, Aisling Barrett, Mairead Corkery, Rhona Buckley, Marie Ambrose and Frankie Honohan. Front L to R: Sinead Cotter, Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery and Vera Foley. ©Michael Corkery

Ladies Football

Cork 3 - 17 Cavan 1 - 03

As with the Camogie team at the end of 2014, we feared that the change of personnel at player and management level at the end of 2015 would impact on the Senior Footballers' success for a few years at least. Trying to be philosophical, we persuaded ourselves that it would be for the good of the game. The camogie women proved us wrong and went on to win the 2015 All Ireland. The footballers are doing likewise and, having already won the League and Munster final, they are now in the hunt for a sixth successive TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC title.
Cork enjoyed an easy win over Cavan in the quarter final, winning 3-17 to 1-03, while their opponents in the upcoming semi-final, Monaghan, had an equally decisive win over Kerry. In the first semi-final, on August 27, Dublin had a hard-fought, one-point win over Mayo. Cork will play Monaghan in the second semi-final in Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday, September 3 at 5p.m. The winners of this encounter will meet Dublin in Croke Park on the last Sunday of September.
Cork played into a stiff, swirling breeze in the first half of the quarter final, and, after their long layoff since their last competitive match – against Kerry in the Munster final on July 10 - had a sharp wakeup call when Cavan found the net after just 13 seconds. It was a low scoring, intense 30 minutes in which Cork edged back and had a one-point lead, 0-7 to 1-3 at halftime. But the second half was all Cork. They kept the Cavan women scoreless and scored 3-10 themselves. Cork's new manager, Ephie Fitzgerald, will be pleased to note that ten of his players scored and subs, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Hannah Looney, Orlagh Farmer and Eimear Scally all contributed to the scoreline. Lee Valley players also played a significant part in the win.
Cork Scorers. Orla Finn (1-04) Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (1-02) Ciara O'Sullivan (1-01), Bríd Stack (0-02), Annie Walsh (0-02); Orlagh Farmer (0-02) Briege Corkery (0-01), Áine O'Sullivan (0-01), Eimear Scally (0-01), Hannah Looney (0-01).

Cork Senior Ladies Football Panel

With a host of young footballers coming into the limelight, Cork Management team is in the happy position of having a great mixture of youth and experience from which they can draw in the final legs of the 2016 championship. The following made up the panel for the quarter-final match on September 20.
1-Martina O'Brien-Clonakilty. 2-Marie Ambrose-St. Val's. 3-Brid Stack- St. Mary's. 4-Roisin Phelan-Aghada. 5-Vera Foley -St. Val's. 6-Deirdre O'Reilly-Newmarket. 7-Shauna Kelly-Araglen Desmonds Buí. 8-Rena Buckley-Donoughmore. 9-Briege Corkery-St. Val's. 10-Annie Walsh-Inch Rovers. 11-Ciara O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey. (Captain) 12-Orlagh Farmer-Midleton. 13-Libby Coppinger-Bantry Blues. 14-Hannah Looney-Aghada. 15-Orla Finn-Kinsale. 16-Meabh O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey. 17-Áine O'Sullivan-Beara. 18-Aisling Barrett-Donoughmore. 19-Ashling Hutchings-Fermoy. 20-Rhona Ní Bhuachalla-Naomh Fionnbarra. 21-Eimear Meaney-Mourneabbey. 22-Jess O'Shea-Inch Rovers. 23-Mairead Corkery-St. Val's. 24-Emma Farmer-Aghada. 25-Sinead Cotter-St. Val's. 26-Eimear Scally-Éire Óg. 27-Bríd O'Sullivan-Mourneabbey. 28-Louise Coholan-St. Val's. 29-Maire O'Callaghan-Mourneabbey. 30-Áine Hayes-Rosscarbery
Management Team- Manager: -Ephie Fitzgerald. Mentors: -Pat O'Leary, Con O'Sullivan, Frank Honohan, Con O'Sullivan, James Masters, Bridget O'Brien. Physio: -Laura Harrington.
Pic. 32. Aoife Murray, Cloughdubh and Cork camogie player, winner of the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for July, photographed with club members at the awards dinner at the Auld Triangle. © Mike English

Cork Intermediates Mirror Camogie Seniors.

Cork 0-19 Laois 2-6

Cork Intermediate Camogie team will face similar opponents to the Senior side as the Rebels and the Cats face off in both 2016 All Ireland finals in Croke Park on September 11. In the Intermediate semi-final, Cork withstood some nervy early moments and a Laois goal early on, before they got into their stride. They failed to find the net during the match but nine different players scored an impressive total of 19 points. Nevertheless, the Laois side, who were last year's Premier Junior champions, stayed well in contention for most of the match, reducing the Cork advantage to two points after 45 minutes. Cork went on a scoring spree in the final quarter and won by 7 points and now have All Ireland dreams.
Scorers for Cork: R O'Shea 0-6 (fs); S Fahy 0-3; L Collins, C Sugrue, C Sigerson, J Crowley 0-2(fs) each; F Neville, L Lynch 0-1 each
Cork: A Lee, L Coppinger, L Weste, N O'Keeffe, J Crowley, S Buckley, S Harrington, C Sigerson, J Barry, K Hickey, S Fahy, F Neville, R O'Shea, L Collins, C Sugrue. Subs: L Lynch for O'Shea (54), K McCarthy for Sugrue (58), N O'Callaghan for Collins (59)

GAA Cork County Championships

Senior Hurling Championship

Muskerry lost in Round 2B
Round 3 - Knock out
A: Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Ballymartle 2-13
B: Carrigdhoun 0-17 St. Finbarr's 2-17
C: Killeagh 1-12 Imokilly 2-22
D: Ballyhea 0-18 Newtownshandrum 3-20
E: CIT 2-21 Avondhu 0-'17
F: Bishopstown 0-16 Duhallow 0-13
Sarsfields bye
Round 4
Midleton 2-21 Sarsfields 1-15
CIT v Douglas
Erin's Own 2-21 Imokilly 2-20
St. Finbarr's 2-24 Ballymartle 2-10
Bishopstown 0-25 Newtownshandrum 1-11
Glen Rovers - Bride Rovers and Blackrock - A Bye
(A) Erins Own v Blackrock
(B) Midleton v St Finbarr's
(C) Glen Rovers v Bishopstown
(D) CIT/Douglas v Bride Rovers
Semi-Finals: A v B, C v D
Note: MUSKERRY must play off with other 2B round losers to establish the weakest senior team of 2016.
Peter Kelleher, Kilmichael, lined out at full forward for CIT against Avondhu and scored 1-1 for the students. Peter also was involved in the build up to the other CIT goal.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Inniscarra, Blarney (lost in 2B)
INNISCARRA 0-13 Fermoy 0-16
Mallow v Bandon
Cloyne v Fermoy
Fermoy 0 – 16 Inniscarra 0 – 13
Inniscarra, the only Mid Cork team still in contention, exited the premier intermediate championship at a very wet and windy Páirc Uí Rinn when a strong third quarter performance saw Fermoy through to the semi final stage. The sides were level at 0-6 each at the break, Inniscarra fortunate enough to be in this situation, as they were not playing well. Their scores came from Aidan O'Mahony, Kieran Rice, Colm Casey and Paul Farmer. Points from Aidan O'Mahony and Dan O'Connell and an outstanding save by 'Scarra goalkeeper John O'Keeffe, gave the Mid Cork men the perfect start to the second half but Fermoy were beginning to go well and it was 0-10 apiece by the 42nd minute, Conor Buckley and O'Mahony adding to the 'Scarra scoreline. Only heroics in defence by Inniscarra's Sean O'Donoghue, John O'Callaghan and Ger Burke kept the North Cork men out. Still, Fermoy led by three points ten minutes from time but battling Inniscarra cut the deficit back to two points before Fermoy replied with a brace. Aidan O'Mahony had a late point to finish the scoring and Fermoy retained their three point advantage at the finish.
Inniscarra scorers: A O'Mahony 0-5 (0-4f), C Buckley 0-3, K Rice, C Casey, P Farmer, D O'Connell and D O'Keeffe 0-1 each.
Inniscarra: John O'Keeffe: Seán O'Donoghue, John O'Callaghan, Kevin Burke: Liam O'Riain, Ger Burke, Paul Farmer: Timmy Murphy, Tomás O'Connor: Aidan O'Mahony, Dan O'Connell, Conor Buckley: Kieran Rice, Colm Casey, Padraig O'Donoghue. Subs: David O'Keeffe, Stephen Dornan, M Nagle.

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Aghabullogue, Ballincollig, Dripsey, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Inniscarra B.
Round 3
Éire Óg 2-13 Aghabullogue 1-12
Ballincollig 1 –17 Argideen 2-11
Round Four
Dungourney v Ballincollig
Aghada 4-13 St Finbarrs 3-12,
Fr O'Neills 0-20 Castlemartyr 0-11
Éire Óg 1-22 Midleton 1-13,
Blackrock 1-13 Meelin 2-19
(A) BALLINCOLLIG or Dungourney v Fr O' Neill
(B) Aghada v Meelin
(C) Kildorrery v ÉIRE ÓG
(D) Glen Rovers v Kilbrittain
(A) v (B): (C) v (D)

Éire Óg 2-13 Aghabullogue 1-12
This game at Cloughduv was an absolute thriller and a joy to watch. The game started at a fast pace and maintained it to the finish. Kevin Hallissey and Paul McDonagh opened the scoring with Éire Óg points, John Corkery and Michael Bradley levelled for Aghabullogue and then in the ninth minute Ian BarryMurphy slammed in a goal to give Aghabullogue, who were playing with the wind, the advantage. Finbarr Foley in the Aghabullogue goals, made a few outstanding saves and with Mathew Bradley in form from frees up front, Aghabullogue were still in the lead at the interval by 1-8 to 0-6.
On the restart, Éire Óg, now with the benefit of the very strong wind, quickly got down to business with a point from Keith O'Riordan and Dermot O'Herlihy's shot was then ushered to the net by Daniel Goulding to cut the gap to a single point. Aghabullogue dug in and Mathew Bradley fired over two points to keep them in front. Kevin Hallissey pointed for Éire Óg in the 40th minute, Donal Twomey did likewise for Aghabullogue but Hallissey then cut a line ball over the bar - two points now the gap for Éire Óg to close. A point from Cathal Murphy reduced the difference to the minimum and in the 53rd minute the sides were level when John Cooper sent over for the Ovens men. In the 54th minute Daniel Goulding gave Éire Óg the lead for the first time sine the opening minutes but Mathew Bradley equalised for Aghabullogue, 1-12 a piece in the 57th minute. The game was into injury time when Dermot O'Herlihy fired over a lead point for Éire Óg and his long range shot went all the way to the net to seal the victory. Well done to both teams for a classic championship match!
Éire Óg; Dylan Desmond: Aidan O'Connor, John Mulllins, Jason Twomey: F O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Cian O'Mahony: John Cooper, Donal O'Connor: Keith O'Riordan, Dermot O'Herlihy, Paul McDonagh: Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey, Eoin O'Shea. Subs: Cathal Murphy 40, John Dineen 50, John Kelleher 50, Denny Murphy 59.
Aghabullogue: Finbarr Foley: Jerome Corkery, D Moynihan, Eoin Kennedy: J Buckley, Niall Buckley, M Dennehy: John Corkery, M Twomey: Niall Barry Murphy, Donal Twomey, Evan O'Sullivan: Mathew Bradley, Dhani Merrick, Ian BarryMurphy. Subs: Seán O'Sullivan 17, D Twomey 43, R Dennehy 49, B Casey 58.

Éire Óg 1-22 Midleton 1-13
A week after their epic win over Aghabullogue, Éire Óg had a comfortable fourth round win over the Midleton club's second string at Páirc Uí Rinn. Four early Éire Óg points were followed by a superb goal from Daniel Goulding in the seventh minute and it was1-14 to 0-7 in favour of the Ovens men at the break. Midleton improved I the second half but never really threatened the winners.
Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 0-8 (0-4f ), E O'Shea 0-5, D Goulding 1-0, D O'Connor, C Murphy, D O'Herlihy and K O'Riordan 0-2 each, P McDonagh 0-1.
John Kelleher and Cathal Murphy started this game for Éire Óg and Brian Hurley and Tim O'Leary were introduced as substitutes.
Éire Óg are now through to the championship quarterfinal and a meeting with Kildorrery.
Ballincollig 1 – 17 Argideen 2 - 11
Ballincollig had an impressive win over Argideen at Bandon and now meet last year's County Junior champions Dungourney in the fourth round. Ballincollig were in front by a point at the break, 1-9 to 1-8, their goal coming from the stick of Robbie Burke who finished from close range after Dylan Harrington's shot was blocked. Ballincollig had a good third quarter and were ahead by five points at the 50 minute mark, 1-15 to 1-10 but a goal for Argideen threw the cat amongst the pigeons and there was a thrilling finish before justice was done and Ballincollig emerged victorious.
Ballincollig scorers: R Burke 1-1, D Bowen 0-3 (0-2f), C Sexton 0-3 (0-2 65, 0-1f), D Collins, I Coughlan and E Hegarty 0-2 each, C O'Sullivan, M O'Leary and C Dorgan and P O'Neill 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Brian Cotter, Liam Jennings, Colin O'Donovan: Shane O'Sullivan, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Conor Sexton: Matt O'Leary, Chris Collins: David Bowen, Peter O'Neill, Eoin Hegarty: Robbie Burke, Ian Coughlan, David Collins. Subs: Cian Dorgan, Stephen Coughlan.

Premier U21 Hurling

Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
Valley Rovers 2-20 Bishopstown 0-13, St Finbarrs 1-18 Carrigaline 1-12,
Courceys 2-28 INNISCARRA 7-15, Glen Rovers 1-14 Mallow 1-13,
Ballinhassig 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 3-12, Ballymartle a bye
Round 3
Ballymartle 1-17 Inniscarra 1-12
Round 4
A Na Piarsaigh v Ballymartle
B Charleville 2-15 Douglas 2-22
C Glen Rovers v Valley Rovers
D Midleton v Duhallow
E Sarsfields v Fr. O'Neill's
F BLARNEY v Killeagh/Ita's
G Blackrock v Shandrum
H Newcestown v St. Finbarr's
A v Douglas, C v D, E v F, G v H

Senior Football Championship

Round 3
(A) Ballincollig 1-14 Clyda Rovers 0-14
(E) Duhallow 4-13 Douglas 0-6
Round 4
Nemo Rangers 3-11 Carbery 0-8
Castlehaven 3-11 Ilen Rovers 2-11
Bishopstown v Duhallow
Newcestown 0-14 Avondhu 1-21
CIT 2-8 BALLINCOLLIG 1-11 (draw)
(A) Nemo Rangers v St Finbarr's
(B) Castlehaven v Ballincollig/CIT
(C) Carbery R v Valleys Rovers
(D) Avondhu v Bishopstown/Duhallow
(A) v (B) (C) v (D)

Ballincollig 1 - 11 CIT 2 – 8
A second goal from Kilmichael's Peter Kelleher followed by two more points for the students had Ballincollig in trouble late on in this fourth round senior football championship game at P Uí Rinn but Ballincollig rallied and three late points for the 2014 county champions earned them a second chance. Paddy Kelly had two of these to narrow the gap to the minimum and Seán Kiely kicked over the equaliser. Peter Kelleher had his first goal for CIT after only 19 seconds, Ballincollig hit back with three points but then the students hit a purple patch and it took a strong rally by Ballincollig to be only 1-5 to 0-6 in arrears at the break. 'The Village' then went in front on the restart, aided by a George Durrant goal from the penalty spot but the second CIT goal restored the lead which they increased to three points by the start of the final quarter. Then came the successful Ballincollig fight back.
Ballincollig: David Lordan: L Fahy, Liam Jennings, Eoin Hegarty: Sean Lucey, Noel Galvin, Kevin Browne: Ciarán O'Sullivan, Niall Allen: Robert Noonan, Paddy Kelly, George Durrant: Eoin Reilly, Johnny Miskella, Seán Kiely. Subs: Ian Coughlan 51, Cathal Fleming 57.
The CIT line out included Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary) and Evan O'Sullivan (Aghabullogue) and Seán O'Sullivan (Aghabullogue) came on as a substitute.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

*Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Ballinora, Éire Óg, Grenagh, Naomh Abán, Macroom.
(1) Éire Óg v Bantry Blues
(2) Fermoy 3-13 Naomh ABÁN 1-14
(3) Na Piarsaigh 2-7 Kiskeam 2-13
(4) Beal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh 1-8 MACROOM 0-7
Éire Óg/Bantry v Fermoy
Kiskeam v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

Naomh Abán 1-14 Fermoy 3-13
Naomh Abán are out of the Premier Intermediate championship after their five point defeat by Fermoy at Kilmurry. The Baile Mhuirne side will have little complaints about the result as on the day the North Cork men were the better side.
Fermoy started well and were 1-3 to nil up after the first five minutes and after Miceál Ó Croinínand Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh had poijts to give their side a boost, Fermoy hit back with a second goal and were 2-6 to 0-3 in front after 25 minutes. Naomh Abán then finished the half well with three points in a row and very early in the second half added three more, 2-6 to 0-9 now the score and seemingly anyone's game. Fermoy however rallied and went on the offensive and punished fouling with a string of points from frees and led by 2-10 to 0-11 at the 46 minute mark. A third goal for Fermoy in the 50th minute was a decisive score, giving the winners a six point lead at that stage, 3-10 to 0-13 and they added points so that when Naomh Abán struck for a late goal from Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh it could not affect the final outcome.
Naomh Abán scorers: M Ó Croinín 0-7 (0-3f, 0-1 '45'), D Ó Ceallaigh 1-3 (0-2f), M Ó Duinnín 0-2 (f), M Ó Laoire and C Ó Murchú 0-1 each.
Naomh Abán: Seanachán Ó hUidhir: Séamus Ó Mathúna, Cristeoir Ó Deasúna, Diarmuid Ó Scanaill: Ronán de hÍde, Miceál Ó Liatháin, Liam MacSuibhne: Colm de hÍde, Seamus Ó Laoire: Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Niall Ó Ceallaigh: Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh, Miceál Ó Cróinín, Donncadh Ó Ceocháin.
Subs: Miceál Ó Laoire 20, Éanna Ó Críodáin (40), Séamus Ó Riada 40, Colm Ó Murchú 40, M Ó Donnchú 60.

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Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh who defeated Macroom in the County Premier Intermediate Football Championship ©Orla Shorten

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 1- 8 Macroom 0 – 7
The only goal of this county Premier Intermediate football championship quarter final at a wet and very windy Inchigeela was the decisive score of this game. Béal Átha had played with the gale in the first half but enjoyed only a one-point lead, 0-4 to 0-3, after 35 minutes' play. Then a goal from a 13 metre free, quickly taken by Andy Ó Coinceannain and blasted to the net with the Macroom defenders still assembling on their line, changed everything and from there to the final whistle Béal Átha defended their advantage superbly as Macroom were left vainly chasing the game. This win for Béal Átha over their divisional rivals for the second in year in a row firmly establishes the strong credentials of the Gaeltacht side for a strong title challenge.
Arrangements were excellent at Inchigeela but the weather was challenging: the gale so strong that for forwards in particular, accurate kicking was a nightmare. Andy Concannon, the Béal Átha free taker, will have happy memories of his outing however as he finished with a personal tally of 1-4, and his work rate all over the middle area of the field was phenomenal. There were also superb performances from Leonárd Ó Conchúir, scorer of two points although nominally full back; Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh and Liam Seartan, but it was the overall team effort that helped win the day.
Macroom contained Béal Átha to a two-point lead at the interval. Andy Ó Coinceannain pointed a 4th minute free after a foul on Lim Shorten; Leonárd Ó Conchuir pointed from 40 metres out in the 10th minute and Shorten make it 0-3 to nil from a free in the 19th minute. Macroom got on the score board in the 19th minute when a Kevin O'Dwyer run out of defence led to Tony Dineen's point and the subsequent injury of O'Dwyer was a loss to his side. Fintan Goold then pointed a '45' for Macroom before Leonárd Ó Conchúir sent over another point in the 22nd minute, this one from midfield and there were no further scores in the first half. Macroom had the monopoly of possession, David Horgan and Fintan Goold winning ball at midfield, and played 'keep ball' well but they were operating mainly around fifty metres from the Béal Átha goal and did not penetrate the defence, an indication of what was to transpire later.
A point from a David Goold free for Macroom on the restart, after Hegarty was fouled, cut the deficit to a single point, with the whole half to come and a Macroom victory was a distinct possibility at this stage. Andy Ó Coinceanainn's quick thinking yielded the 37th minute goal and it was the game changer. David Goold pointed a free in reply but Béal Átha were now inspired and Macroom were clearly rattled. Conchuir Ó Loinsuigh took a pass from Ben Seartan to re-open the four-point lead and as the Macroom defence, which had hitherto been in command, now began to be opened up by the probing runs of the Béal Átha men from the half back line out, only the timely advance of the goalkeeper, Declan Kiely, denied the winners of further goals. Andy Ó Coinceanainn's point from a free, which bounced over off the crossbar, gave the winners a five-point advantage at the three quarter stage and Béal Átha were shaping up as likely winners. Michael Cronin had a fine point for Macroom, but it was answered by another from the lethal boot of Coinceannain and it was Béal Átha's turn now to play the possession game for the final ten minutes, which they did to perfection. In the closing period, Béal Átha had another point from a free; Macroom had points from David Goold and Andrew Hegarty. Béal Átha lost two men to black cards but the replacements were more than adequate and there was no disputing the justice of the ultimate result.
Scorers: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: A Ó Coinceannain 1-4 (all frees), L Ó Conchuir 0-2, L Seartan (f) and C Ó Loinsuigh 0-1 each. Macroom: D Goold 0-3 (0-2f), T Dineen, F Goold ('45'), M Cronin and A Hegarty 0-1 each.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Ciarán Ó Nunáin, Leonárd Ó Conchuir, Seán Ó Donnchú: Cian Ó Duinnín, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Liam Ó Críodáin: Eoin Ó Coill, Éanna Ó Duinnín: Colmán Ó Tuama, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Concubhair Ó Loinsuigh: Liam Seartan, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Ben Seartan. Subs Nollaig Ó Laoire 28, Donagh Seartan 45, Barra Ó Coinneannainn 50, Miceál Ó Tuama 60.
Macroom: Kevin O'Dwyer, Eoin O'Mahony, Rory Buckley: Robbie O'Dwyer, Seán Kiely, Michael Cronin: Fintan Goold, David Horgan: Andrew Hegarty, John Murphy, Tony Dineen: David Goold, Ciarán Murphy, Alan Quinn. Subs: Martin O'Donnell 20, Blake O'Gorman 27, Patrick Lucey 45.

Intermediate Football Championship

*Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra.
Round 4 Glanworth 1-11 Bandon 3-8
(A) Mitchelstown v Bandon
(B) Kanturk v Cill na Martra
(C) Aghabullogue v Rockchapel
(D) Millstreet v St Finbarr's
Semi-Finals A v B: C v D

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Eileen O'Flynn, Auld Triangle, Macroom, presenting the Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Sports Award for July to Cloughdubh and Cork camogie player, Aoife Murray. Included are members of Aoife's family, parents Joan and John, Damien, Mary, Tina, Deirdre and Kevin Murray with grandchildren, David, James and Louise. © Mike English

Mid Cork GAA

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Quarter Finals:
Iveleary 2-14 Aghinagh 0-5
Kilmurry 2-9 Kilmichael 2-7
Semi Finals: Canovee v Iveleary; Ballincollig v Kilmurry

Iveleary 2 – 14 Aghinagh 0 – 5
The meeting of champions Iveleary and Aghinagh in the quarter final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior Football Championship at Clondrohid turned out to be a very disappointing game as Aghinagh failed to reproduce any kind of their previous form and were well beaten by the impressive champions who appear to be coming into form at the right time, as they succeeded in doing last year. Iveleary got off to a great start, maintained a blistering pace all through the first half and led by 1-8 to 0-3 at the break and were very comfortable at that stage.
Iveleary were through for a goal after only two minutes, Seanie Lehane coming down the left wing, parting to Chris Óg Jones on the end line and the Cork minor sent a peach of a pass out to the inrushing Barry O'Leary who buried the ball low just inside the post of goalkeeper Paul O'Sullivan. Jason McCarthy pointed a free in the 5th minute but that was as good as it got for Aghinagh who were struggling all over the field. Ger McSweeney and Cathal Vaughan had two points each from play and Iveleary led by 1-4 to 0-1 after the opening quarter. The winners outscored Aghinagh by four points to two in the second quarter and with a lead of 1-8 to 0-3 at the break, already seemed assured of victory as Aghinagh were completely out of sorts.
Cathal Vaughan pointed a free for Iveleary on the restart and only a superb save by Paul O'Sullivan denied the Cork senior panellist of a goal in the 34th minute. Declan Ambrose tried to rouse his side with a point but Iveleary retaliated with a second goal, a fine move finished in style by Brian Cronin. Chris Óg Jones added a point, 2-10 to 0-4 the score at the three quarter stage. In the final quarter, Vaughan, Jones and substitute Shane Galvin scored for Iveleary while Donal Corkery pointed a free for Aghinagh in solitary reply.
Scorers: Iveleary: B Cronin 1-2 (0-1f), B O'Leary 1-1, C Vaughan 0-6 (0-4f), G McSweeney and C Óg Jones 0-2 each, S Galvin 0-1. Aghinagh: D Corkery 0-2 (0-1f), J McCarthy (f), W Ambrose and D Ambrose 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Kevin Manning, Donal Cotter: Seán O'Leary, Barry O'Leary: Finbarr McSweeney, Cathal Vaughan, Seán Lehane: Brian Cronin, Ger McSweeney, Chris Óg Jones. Subs: Liam Kearney 45, James M O'Leary 48, Patrick O'Riordan 50, Shane Galvin 55, Edward Buckley 55.
Aghinagh: Paul O'Sullivan: Jeremiah Kelleher, Miceál Corkery, John Lynch: Dermot O'Callaghan, Dave Barry, Michael O'Brien: William Ambrose, Matthew McCarthy: Seamus O'Leary, William Coakley, Seán Kelleher: Donal Corkery, Declan Ambrose, Jason McCarthy. Subs: Donagh O'Riordan 25, Diarmuid Crowley 45, Shane Corkery 45, Alan Hourihan 50, Ross Crowley 58.
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

Kilmurry 2 – 9 Kilmichael 2 - 7
Kilmurry who needed a late point to draw the first meeting were well in control of the replay at Macroom and after this impressive display will be fancied to beat Ballincollig in the semi final. The only worry for the winners, champions in 2014, is their high wides tally, 13 in all in this game and a recurring problem which limits their achievements. Only two points separated the sides at the end and Kilmurry were under considerable pressure in the final minutes but the winners had been on top for most of this game and should not have left themselves vulnerable to a late Kilmichael rally.
Colin Lordan opened the scoring with a point in the first Kilmichael attack straight from the throw in but the Kilmurry reply was swift and telling with Liam Wall up in attack to drill the ball low into the far corner of the Kilmichael net. William Buckley added point from a free but Colin Lordan kicked over his second point to keep Kilmichael in touch, 1-1 to 0-2 after nine minutes. Points from Jonathan Buckley and Dave McCarthy increased the winners advantage and Kilmichael lost influential wing back Simon Foley to injury in the 15th minute but Lordan pointed a free two minutes later, their last score of the first half. Kilmurry were on top in the second quarter and had unanswered points from a Joe Ryan free, Dave McCarthy and William Buckley and only a smart save by Shane Masters denied Buckley of a goal late in the half. Kilmurry led by 1-6 to 0-3 at the break and looked comfortably in control.
Kilmichael started the second half with their inter county man Peter Kelleher at full forward and the attack was strengthened by the introduction of James O'Leary. James O'Leary and Liam Wall exchanging points, Colm Dromey fired over a superb point for Kilmichael before Kilmurry struck a decisive blow in the 37th minute, Dave McCarthy setting up a chance for Joe Ryan from which the corner forward found the net from an acute angle. Kilmurry now led by 2-7 to 0-5 but within two minutesKilmichael were back in contention when Colm Dromey had a goal after a goalmouth scramble. James White replied with a fine point for Kilmurry in the 42nd minute to open up a six point gap and Kilmurry looked comfortably in control but their kicking was wasteful of many fine opportunities. Points were exchanged between Lordan and Wm Buckley, James O'Leary added another point for Kilmichael to reduce the gap to five points and then the goal Kilmichael needed came in the 57th minute, a fine effort from Peter Kelleher but probably too late to change the outcome. The final minutes were exciting but Kilmurry remained composed and deserved their win.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Eoin Barrett, Kevin Barrett, William Barrett: Liam Wall, Daniel Cahalane, Liam Long: James White, David McCarthy: David O'Halloran, Jonathan Buckley, Marco Healy: Joe Ryan, Greg Barrett, William Buckley. Subs; Seán Curzon for J Buckley 40, James Kelleher for J White 56, Adam Healy for L Wall 60.
Kilmichael: Shane Masters: Colin Murphy, Adrian Kelly, Alan Murphy: Darragh Foley, Cathal Foley, Simon Foley: Finbarr Dromey, Conor Cotter: Kevin Murphy, Peter Kelleher, Colm Dromey: Colin Lordan, Shane Foley, Daniel Twomey. Subs: Barry Kelleher for Simon Foley inj. 15, James O'Leary for Shane Foley ht., Finbarr Buckley for D Foley 35, Cian Dromey for K Murphy 44, John O'Mahony for F Dromey inj. 50, Damian Crowley for Colm Dromey 52.
Referee: Mr Dave Murnane, Macroom.

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Ballinora 2 – 10 Grenagh 1 – 12
Inniscarra 1-10 Cill na Martra 1-7
Donoughmore 3-8 Aghabullogue 0-12
Kilmurry 4-14 Iveleary 2-7
Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A Hurling Championship
Semi Finals:
Ballinora 0-10 Cloughduv 0-9
Donoughmore 1-14 Blarney 2-11 – draw
Blarney 2 –11 Donoughmore 1-10 (replay)
Final: Ballinora v Blarney

Ballinora 0 – 10 Cloughduv 0 – 9
Ballinora at last have got the better of Cloughduv and this win puts them in line to take the Mid Cork title for the first time since 1997. Last year Ballinora were caught by a late Cloughduv rally in the semi final and the game finished in a draw with Cloughduv winning the replay. Ballinora felt that they left victory slip from their grasp and it was clear on Sunday last that they were determined to make amends. They were very impressive in the opening stages and went into a five points lead in terrible conditions. Cloughduv clawed their way back into the game but they found scores impossible to get before they eventually opened their account and now it was their turn to score five points without replay to level the scores at 0-5 each at the interval.
The likelihood now was that Cloughduv would qualify for another final having weathered the early Ballinora storm. They took the lead for the first time in the 34th minute when Brian Ahern converted another free but Ballinora were up for the challenge and defended magnificently before regaining the lead, Michael Murphy scoring from play to tie the scores and David Howard then pointing two frees. Brian Ahern now had three points for Cloughduv but again Ballinora responded in a positive fashion and Alan O'Shea levelled the scores at 0-9 each and then David Howard pointed a free in the 56th minute to edge them in front with was to prove to be the winning point. Ballinora defended their slender lead superbly in the final minutes with Patrick Cronin and Tomás McGrath heroic.
Scorers: Ballinora: David Howard 0-5 (f), Michael Murphy 0-2, Darragh Holmes 0-2, Alan O'Shea 0-1. Cloughduv: Brian Ahern 0-7 (0-4 f), Jerry Lucey 0-1 (f), Paul O'Sullivan 0-1.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley; James Lordan, Brendan Hourihan, Tomás Mc Grath: Mike Lordan, Patrick Cronin, Conor Murphy: Alan O'Shea, Pat Fitton: Michael Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Darragh Corkery: Darragh Holmes, Conor Brosnan, David Howard. Subs: Brian Murphy ht., Alan O'Neill 49.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: Patrick Buckley, James McCarthy, Liam Long: Donal Corkery, Andrew Cronin, Eoin Clifford: Aidan Murphy, Mark Verling: Brian Ahern, Paul O'Sullivan, Colm Ryan: Joe Ryan, Gerry Lucey, Darragh Ring. Subs: Sean O'Connor ht, James Moynihan 44, Mark Walsh 50, Brian Verling 61.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan, Eire Óg

Blarney 2 – 11 Donoughmore 1 - 10
Blarney are through to the Ballincollig Credit Union JAHC final for the second year in a row after getting the upper hand on Donoughmore in a highly entertaining semi final replay game at Ovens. The accuracy of Mark Cremin from placed efforts once again proved crucial.
The game had an explosive start with Mark Cremin finding the net in a goalmouth scramble inside the opening minute. From the resultant puck out Darren Lucey brilliantly gathered before blasting an unstoppable shot to the roof of the Blarney net. Cremin pointed from a free and Lawrence Barry equalised for Donoughmore with a fine point. Donoughmore went in front with two converted frees from Darren Lucey but Blarney replied with points from JD Good and Anthony O'Shea. Blarney scored a vital second goal when JD Good reacted quickest with a flick to the net following excellent work by Conor Forde. Lucey landed his third free from distance which left Donoughmore trailing 2-4 to 1-5 at the interval.
On the restart, Stephen Looney landed an excellent score from 50metres for Donoughmore. Cremin converted two frees for Blarney but Donoughmore came storming back with scores from Looney, Jamie Twomey and Lucey clipped over the equaliser after 50 minutes, 2-6 to 1-9.
Scores were at a premium but Blarney substitute Kevin Cremin hit over twice within minutes of arriving on the pitch and Mark Cremin pointed two more frees. Donoughmore required a goal and Darren Lucey reduced the gap to three but the insurance score arrived for the winners from the stick of the hard working Eugene McCarthy.
Scorers for Blarney: M Cremin 1-4 (0-4f), JD Good 1-1, K Cremen 0-3, O O'Connor, A O'Shea, E McCarthy 0-1 each.
Scorers for Donoughmore: D Lucey 1-5 (0-4f), S Looney 0-3, J Twomey, L Barry 0-1 each.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea; Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Donal O'Neil; Anthony O'Shea, Conor O'Reilly, Wayne Shine; Vincent O'Mahony, Sean Crowley; John Daniel Good, Eugene McCarthy, Owen O'Connor; Conor Forde, Mark Cremin, Michael John Shine. Subs: Kevin Cremen 50, Sean Twomey 55, Damian Hyde (55).
Donoughmore: Diarmuid Manning; Aidan Corkery, Alan Savage, S Murphy; Leon Cogan, Kevin Horgan, Stephen Looney; Adrian Looney, Conor O'Rourke; Mark Foley, TJ Barrett, Jamie Twomey; Lawrence Barry, Darren Lucey, Aidan O'Shea. Subs: M O'Connor 55, A Looney 55.
Referee: Mr Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Round One
A Ballincollig 3-15 Éire Óg 2-10
B Ballinora (Dripsey withdrew)
C Cloughduv 0-18 Aghabullogue 1-12
Round Two
Ballincollig 1-9 Ballinora 0-7
Cloughduv 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
In the Losers Group, Cloughduv 3-18 Donoughmore 1-9: Cloughduv now play Ballinora and the winners here are through to the semi final stage.
Semi Finals: Éire Óg, Ballincollig and Aghabullogue.

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Paudie Kissane with Macroom juveniles who attended his Speed Camp, August 2016. ©Con Kelleher

Laochra Óg

Laochra Óg Camogie team played a blitz at Inniscarra GAA Grounds against Blackrock, Douglas and Inniscarra, all top class teams. A great display from a team where most girls took up camogie for the first time this year. Thanks to club sponsors Macroom Tidy Towns and hosts, Inniscarra Camogie Club.
Camp 4 Champs took place August 16 – 18, with 105 Boys and Girls participating in Teerbeg. Lots of skills practiced and celebrities included Luke O'Farrell, William Leahy, Seán Powter, Seán Wilson and Caroline Sugrue and Carthach Keane, camp organiser, who had new goalposts for the U10s. Second day celebrities included Eoin Cadogan, Brid Stack, Caroline Sugrue, Gerard Dinan, Martin Barry and Kevin Crowley teaching new skills and brushing up on old ones. On the last day of camp we had Kevin Crowley, Seán Powter, Niamh O'Keeffe, Seán Wilson, Caroline Sugrue and Ríona Buckley. Our assistant coaches for the week were Mary Kelleher, Josie O'Callaghan, Daniel McSweeney, Daniel Murphy, Brian Lynch, Emily Murphy, Maeve Murphy, Lauren Healy, Suzann O'Brien, Lorraine Nash, John Nash, Ian Keoghan, Derry Murphy and Liam Slattery. Thanks to Bríd Stack for bringing along the All Ireland and Munster trophies and to the Murphy Family for bringing the Shane Murphy Memorial Cup, kindly sponsored by Macroom Credit Union. Our thanks to Clondrohid Tavern and Astra Systems for providing some equipment for the camp.
We hope that all who attended had a good time and made new friends. Thanks to all the catering staff and volunteers who gave up their own time for the good of others. Laochra Óg like so many other clubs and organisations in the local communities is a voluntary club and depend heavily on the good will of the people and businesses nearby. Particular thanks to Glenview Motors and Glenmill Restaurant for vital support.
Laochra Óg hurling and camogie club are collecting clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts and toys in working order for recycling, if you have any you can bring to Teerbeg at training on Friday.

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An aerial view of the extensive G.A.A. grounds in Clondrohid ©John Delea

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Clondrohid U 9/10s had two teams competing v Aghinagh last week in this league section, Aghinagh started the better with both their teams but Clondrohid came away worthy winners in both matches. This leaves Clondrohid unbeaten in this league and next up will be Aghabullogue away in the 1st week in September. Well done.
Clondrohid 2 -11 Macroom 1- 8
Clondrohid U14 team qualified for the semi-final with a hard fought victory over neighbours Macroom on Thursday last in Macroom in U 14 B Championship Quarter Final. This was a victory to be savoured as the lads were behind from the first minute until midway through the 2nd half and had to dig deep to secure the victory, but secure it they did . Good luck in next match.
Aghada 0 18, Clondrohid 1 9. Having let Aghada get ahead by 7 points in the first 15 mins, Clondrohid had an uphill battle in this well contested U 15 County Championship S. F. in the C.I.T. grounds. This gallant Clondrohid team gave everything they had in pursuit of victory, and on another night could have done so. Aghada had 14 players on the age, compared to Clondrohid's 5, an important factor at this level. Well done lads, next year is looking good. Team : Conor Murphy Jerh Kelleher Jerome Healy Conor O Leary JK Long Fionn Heffernan Conor Lucey Ciaran O Leary(0-8) Eddie Duggan Conor Dineen Mike Buckley(1-0) Alex Kelly(0-1) Luke Duggan Cathal Creedon David O Connell Subs ; Colin Murphy Eoin Kelleher Gearoid O Connell Nathan Kelleher Lorcan Flanagan Oran Manning Fionan O Leary George Lowrie Liam Coleman

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Preparing for Trasna na nGleannta Cycle Sportive from Cill na Martra on Sunday, Sept 25. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Ballincollig Basketball Club

we are back! Ballincollig Basketball  Club is back in action after those long lazy hot days of summer! We hope you enjoyed the break and are looking forward to getting back to basketball training and matches. Some of our teams have already commenced pre-season training - you have been warned! Individual teams are being notified by their coaches about training times. All training takes place in the Sportlann in Coláiste Choilm.
Annual Open Day. The club will be holding its Annual Fun Day in Coláiste Choilm on Sunday 11th September 2016 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. All existing members and those considering joining are welcome to come along. Registration of members for the year ahead will take place on the day. New members always welcome! If anyone would like further information on joining Ballincollig Basketball Club, they can contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035 or Francis O' Sullivan on 087/2532671. Alternatively, they can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details of training times.

Macroom FC

The 2016/17 season kicked off with both of Macroom's adult sides in action. Macroom A have played two games in the Mossie Linnane league cup so far. The first of these was an away trip to Innishvilla which ended in a 1-1 draw. Darren Kelly was the goal scorer in what was an excellent result. Pearse Celtic visited the Town Park and again the game finished with honours even, following a thrilling 3-3 draw. Macroom led early on when Don Creedon's cross was met by Darren Kelly. The visitors responded with two quick goals which left the hosts trailing at the break. Midway through the second half the home side were level through an excellent Andrew Hegarty header. Macroom regained the lead soon after when Kelly found the target with a long range free. But on the stroke of full time Pearse were awarded a dubious penalty, which was scored, leaving both sides with a point. Fixtures against Greenwood and Coachford remain and there is still a great chance of progression to the quarter finals.
The Cork AUL division 3 league has begun and Macroom B have had a good start. The first outing was away to Central Rovers with the game finishing in a 2-2 draw. David Golden and Mark O'Callaghan (in the final minute) were the scorers. Macroom then entertained Grattan Utd in a midweek fixture at the Town Park. A fantastic performance did not get the result however, as the visitors held on for a 0-0 draw. Macroom had an abundance of chances but found the Grattan keeper in great form. Next up it was off to Knocknaheeny Celtic where Macroom recorded a 4-1 win. Goals arrived courtesy of Barry Kelleher (2), Jack O' Donovan and Darren Dineen. This was a fine all round performance with every player used making an excellent contribution.
Macroom U13s made their first foray in the Premier league and gave a great account of themselves, eventually going down to Corinthians on a 3-1 scoreline. This fine performance will give them great confidence in competing well at the top level. The Macroom goal was scored by Jack Martin and there were superb performances from Liam Holland, Thomas Morgans, Conor Kelleher, Darragh McCarthy, Ryan Leahy and Daire McMahon.
The continuing growth of soccer in Macroom was underlined with the entry of a second team at Under 13 level. Macroom U13A travelled to play Cobh Ramblers, losing out on a 3-0 scoreline. This was a tough start but the effort was outstanding from the whole squad which will no doubt have given a great boost to management and supporters alike. Macroom had fantastic performances from Dylan Wenger and Szymon Wachowski.
Macroom FC Schoolgirls U14 team would like to thank Matt Murphy Pharmacy for sponsoring a new set of jerseys. This season will be another first for the schoolgirls as they will be the first ever Under 14 team from the club. It is hoped to also have U8, U10 and U12 teams. A registration night will take place at Murrayfield on the 7th September, from 7pm-8pm. Huge credit must be given to Brian Murphy, Mick Goold and their coaches for their tireless work in promoting schoolgirls soccer within the club.
As always, keep the eye on the club Facebook page for news of fixtures, results and other club news and events.

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Martin O'Sulllivan (40 pts) receives the President's Prize at Macroom Golf Club from George Desmond and his wife, Josie ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Club. 16/08/2016 Seniors Scramble Winners with 44.8. Pat Connell 15 Jim O'Connell 20 Vincent Kingston 27
16/08/2016 Championship of the course. Winner Mark O'Flynn. Runner up John P O'Connell
18/08/2016 Nevada Bobs open singles 1st Kevin Sheehan 2 44 pts. 2nd Sean Twomey 10 44 pts.
19/08/2016 Munster Mixed 4/somes Qualifying1st Kevin Sheehan & Yvonne Courtney
20/21/08/2016 President's Prize Mr George Desmond. 1st Martin O'Sullivan 10 40 pts. 2nd Daniel Barry 16 39 pts. 3rd Garry Morris 5 39 pts. Gross Kevin Sheehan 2 32 pts. 5th Paddy Barry Murphy 24 38 pts. Past Capt & pres Stephen O'Connor 17 36 pts. Committee Tim O'Callaghan 13 31 pts. Cat :1 0/12 1st Martin O'Mahony 12 38 pts. 2nd Daniel O'Sullivan 8 37 pts. 3rd John Bob O'Sullivan 11 37 pts.1st nine Leo Goold 9 20 pts. 2nd nine Eamon Kennedy 11 21 pts. Cat 2 13/18 1st Liam Cotter 14 38 pts. 2nd John O'Keeffe 17 37 pts. 3rd Tom Daly 16 37 pts. 1st nine Barry Ronayne 14 20 pts. 2nd nine Ray O'Leary 18 21 pts. Cat 3 19/28 1st Neilly O'Callaghan 19 37 pts. 2nd Liam Nash 20 37 pts. 3rd John Wiseman 19 36 pts. 1st nine Vincent O'Mahony 19 20 pts. 2nd nine Gerard Ahern 22 19 pts. Students 1st Mark Healy 17 35 pts. 2nd Denis Quinlan 8 31 pts. Seniors 1st Kieran Savage 16 37 pts. 2nd Jim O'Connell 20 36 pts. Long drive Leonard Waugh. Nearest pin Pat Crowley
23/08/2016 Seniors :1st Ted Murphy (11), Anderw Murphy (20),Liam Murphy(25) 44.4
NBS open singles :1st Daniel O'Sullivan (7) 41 pts,2nd Ted Murphy (11) 40 pts,3 Finbar Fouhy (10) lee valley 40 pts. Seniors Qualifying : 1st Ger McKenna(18) 38 pts
Open singles :1st Pat Gould (18) 45 pts,2nd Declan Bowen (12) 44 pts, 3rd Brendan O'Dwyer (21) 43 pts, Senior Brendan Floyd(12) 42 pts
Fixtures :Tue Seniors Thur NBS open singles, Sat & Sun Club singles.
Women's Club. Cliona Enright Memorial Cup 18h Stroke ILGU Medal. Winner- Eileen Healy (12) 69 net. 2nd- Yvonne Courtney (20) 71 net Best Gross- Ber O'Shea (9) 89 gross. Silver 1st- Aoife Buckley (19) 76 net 2nd- Bernie McGrath (14) 77net. Bronze 1st - Christina Cronin (22) 72net 2nd-Eileen O'Leary (25) 73net 3rd-Diana Barry (22) 75net Putting- Sheila Coughlan 31 putts.
Fixtures. Wed.31st 18h S/F Draws 9.15,9.45,10.30,12,2,4pm. Sun..4th Sept. Lady President's Prize. Timesheet

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Joe Portley, 2nd from left, MD Wright Medical, sponsors, presents Championship of the Course trophy to Mark O'Flynn. On left, Michael Lillis, Captain Macroom G.C. and right, George Desmond, President. ©Lee Valley Outlook