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Macroom Food Festival 2016 – September 22 – 25 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

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.
Terelton Parent and Toddler Group every Mon 10am-12pm, in Terelton Community Hall.
Carriganima Walk on Sat Sept 17 off at 3.30pm.
Crookstown Céilí Club: Sat 17th Sept at 9.30 p.m.
Dog Show: Sun Sept 18 at the Bell Inn, Clondrohid.
Mushera Platform, last dance Sun 18th of Sept from 3 to 5.30 pm.
Singing Session at Auld Triangle, every second Sunday from Sept. 18 at 9p.m. sharp.
Tractor Run on Sun Sept. 18 from Carriganima at 1pm.
The Olde School Drama Group meeting in Shanacashel Hall Kilmichael on Tues Sept 20, at 8.30p.
Macroom Food Festival Sept. 22. 23, 24, 25.
Walk to Gougane from Cronin's Farm, Cloch Aidhneach at 8:30am Sun Sept 25th
Trasna na nGleannta charity cycle from Kilnamartra on Sun Sept. 25.
Broomhill Vintage Club Honda 50 Motorcycle run on Sept 25th 11a.m. from O'Callaghan's Bar Coachford.
Kilbarry NS clothing collection on Tues 27th Sept at 9am.
Kilmurry Active Retirement Community Party Tues Sept 27th, 7.30 -10 p.m.
Daonscoil an Fhómhair sa Ghúgán Meán Fómhair 30 agus Deireadh Fómhair 1 agus 2.
Table Quiz –at Tigh Uí Laoghaire, Bealnamorrive, Fri Sept 30th @ 8pm.
Harvest Festival in Johnstown/ Kilmichael on Sun, Oct 2.
Macroom Flower and Garden Club Gardening Talk and slide presentation on Thursday October 13th at Coolcower House.
October Gramophone Morning in the Fr. Ryan Hall on Fri 14 at 11a.m..
American Tea Party in Clondrohid Community Hall on Sat Nov 5.

Culture Night Fri. Sept. 16
Ionad Cultúrtha Baile Mhúirne at 5:30pm.
Tigh Uí Mhurchú, Cill na Martra from 8:30pm.
Ard na Laoi, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh from 8:00pm

Cinema at the Castle Hotel
Chef Mon 19th September –
Sleeping with the Enemy Mon 3rd October –

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

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Macroom Food Festival 2015. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Festival September 22 – 25

Food, glorious food and lots of fun in store this September!
When: Thursday 22nd Friday 23rd Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016.
Where: Food, drink and entertainment events will take place at a number of indoor and outdoor venues across the town centre, including the Main Square, the Castle Hotel, various pubs, cafés and restaurants, Town Hall, Leisure Centre and Riverside Park Hotel.
What: Food, glorious food, music and fun for all the family: a vintage tea dance, a tasting menu extravaganza, kids' zone, the Macroom taste trails, international food flavours event, food themed comedy, monster outdoor food market, schools cook-off competition, interactive children's entertainment, live music, a secret supper & more.
The Macroom Food Festival just keeps on growing: from the inaugural weekend in 2012, things have come a long way: this year's festival spans four days and will feature new additions such as a Vintage Tea Dance on Thursday to bring back memories of days of yore, Kids' Zone on Saturday morning, a food themed comedy gig on Saturday night with Super Organic Me, Tomie James and an even more jam packed line-up at the Massive Outdoor Market on Sunday featuring a food expo upstairs at the Town Hall. The old favourites such as An Artisan Affair, the Taste Trail, International Food Flavours and live music from the Army Band of the Southern Command are still in the mix too which means another cracking weekend full of fun for all the family is in store.
The event is due to take place over four days from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September 2016. The weekend will kick off with the Vintage Tea Dance on Thursday evening at The Castle Hotel – put your red lippie on, grab your pearls and take a fox trot down memory lane. Friday will mark the official festival opening at The Riverside Park Hotel followed by An Artisan Affair which showcases the vast array of Macroom's local produce, prepared by Macroom's local chefs, working together to produce a superb tasting menu with a large side dish of wonderful music and entertainment. Tickets go on sale for this event on Saturday 3rd September 10.00am from The Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom.
Saturday morning there will be fun for kids big and small at the Kids Zone Marquee on the Main Square. Bring your bear to the Teddy Bear's Picnic, get creative with Hooparella Crafts, take home your very own balloon character or have your face painted.
In the afternoon, the town will come alive with the now renowned taste trail showcasing superb local produce in the pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants around Macroom. Tickets are €3 per tasting and are available from all participating venues and the festival HQ. Early evening will see Macroom's international community come together at the International Food Flavours Marquee on the Main Square – come along and taste your way around the world: tickets are €3 or one taste trail ticket for three countries.
Side splitting comedy is in store later on Saturday with comedian Tomie James. Tomie's show Super Organic Me is an organic journey that fuses stand-up and presentation in a giggle-filled show about diets, advertising, supermarkets, super organic markets, organic farming, farming, GMO, our food chain and more.
Sunday will see the square transformed into a massive outdoor food market, complete with off-the-wall children's entertainment from Circus Outside the Box, live music from the army band of the Southern Command and lots more. A new addition to the line-up is a Food Expo to be held in Macroom Town Hall. Featuring a series of interactive and informative talks, demonstrations and tastings, the expo will focus on local and sustainable food production in Macroom and the surrounding regions:
11.30 - Coffee Cupping with Golden Bean, West Cork Coffee and Badger & Dodo
12.30 - Floral Design with Hana of Hanako Floral Studio
13.30 - Local Cheese Expo with Coolea, Sunview Goats and Toons Bridge Dairy
14.30 - Panel Discussion hosted by Joe McNamee, featuring Denis Cotter, Jack McCarthy, Caroline Robinson & Ned McCarthy
15.30 - Sourdough Bread demonstration
Students will get competitive at the Schools Cook-Off and as always, there will be plenty to eat and drink all round – from local organic burgers to barista style coffee and sticky buns to seasonal produce and everything your palate could desire in between.
Due to the success of the Secret Supper in 2015, we've added some more secret venues to this year's Sunday Evening dining event, for those who like a side dish of surprise with their meals. Tickets are available from Church Lane Restaurant.
The festival will close with a massive festival finale party at the Castle Hotel.
Festival visitors topped 10 000 in 2015 so the organising committee are working hard to make sure that this year's festival is even bigger, better and busier than years before. The varied line-up, we believe, is enough to whet the appetites of dedicated food enthusiasts, gourmands and fun-seeking families.
Please contact Catherine Costello or Jo Lovell on 026 20520/20544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. See www.macroomfoodfestival.com for more details.

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The 2016 First Year group in De la Salle College Macroom ©An Scoil

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.

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Cork County manager, Eilish Manning launching the Bank of Ireland Macroom Enterprise Town exhibition which will be held on October 14. Seated on left, Gerry Ryan, Macroom manager and Pat O'Connell LVEB ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Enterprise Town

Bank of Ireland personnel were on hand recently for the launch of the 2016 Macroom Enterprise Town event which will be held on Friday, October 14, 5 – 8p.m. Last year's enterprise fair ran over two days, with 50 exhibitors. It was deemed a great success, with guest speakers Rachel Allen and Mickey Harte attracting crowds. This year, the organisers hope to attract 100 exhibitors.
Local Branch Manager, Gerry Ryan, is working with the business community, the wider sports and social community and the schools in the town, with the aim of promoting and driving the momentum for SMEs in the locality, while showcasing all that the town has to offer.
Macroom Enterprise Town also undertakes a fundraising drive for a local cause with donations up to €1,000 being matched by Bank of Ireland through its 'Give Together' charity initiative. In addition to supporting each town with funding, charitable donations, event organisation, business mentoring and supporting each local Enterprise Town Organising Committee, Bank of Ireland also provides high profile guest speakers.
2016 Macroom Enterprise Town event will be held in the Community Leisure Centre in the Castle Grounds, is free to attend and open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland. Businesses, clubs and societies interested in taking part in the events can register by emailing Gerry Ryan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling into the Macroom branch to speak to a member of staff.

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Diarmuid McCarthy, Chairman Macroom Credit Union, centre front, at the presentation of €1.000 bursaries to students and their representatives from the six second-level schools in the Lee Valley. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Flower Club

Macroom Flower & Garden Club presented a Floral Demonstration with Betty Holden AOIFA at September Club night. A minute's silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Evelyn Casey R.I.P., proprietor of Coolcower House. Chairperson, Winifred Lynch, welcomed all in attendance and outlined the Programme for the coming months before introducing the guest for the evening.
Betty who made the journey from Graiguenamannagh Co. Kilkenny, delighted the audience with some wonderful exhibits, which included Autumnal colours, Purple Hues, and the Finale suitable for Church flowers. Betty was entertaining with both her skills in demonstrating and her talents which included card making and of course, gardening. At the interval she was introduced to many members and guests in attendance and gave plenty of encouragement to those interested in pursuing Floral Arranging. The Sales Table proved very popular and the Club is grateful to all those who donated items from their garden. All of the Exhibits were raffled and the evening concluded with a vote of thanks from President Eileen Kelly.
The next Club Meeting will be a Gardening Talk and slide presentation on Thursday October 13th at Coolcower House.

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2016 First Year class at McEgan College, Macroom ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

First Year Induction Trip. On Friday the 2nd of September all first year pupils travelled to Killarney to attend a student bonding day. Students, along with their 1st year tutors Mr. Cronin and Ms. Murphy, enjoyed 18 holes of foot-golf in the glorious Kerry sun shine. We travelled to Killarney town for a walk through Knockreer Park and had a lunch in a local restaurant. The trip was organised as part of the school's first year induction week and was designed to encourage students to get to know each other and to make new friends in their new school. Pupils and tutors alike fully enjoyed the trip.

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St. Mary's First Years 2016 ©An Scoil

St. Mary's Updates

Mr. Cooke wishes to welcome everyone back to school and hopes all students and staff have a productive, happy year in St. Mary's. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the class of 2016 on their wonderful results, and wish them the very best of luck in their future careers. We would also like to welcome our new 1st year class and wish them well on their journey with us. We would encourage them to take part in extra- curricular activities that have started: football, basketball, camogie, choir and other clubs and activities that will take place during the school year.
Our Transition Year class are off to a flying start. They have completed auditions for their upcoming play – West Cork Story under the direction of Mrs. Catherine Long. 7 Transition Year students were selected as Buddies for the year. They are helping the 1st year students to settle in to their new school.

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Murderer and executioner, Dr. Cross (Patrick Bergin) and hangman, James Berry, ( Seán Óg Ó Duinnín) at first reading of Murder at Shandy Hall ©Lee Valley Outlook


Patrick Bergin to Star in Macroom

Versatile actor and film star, Patrick Bergin, will play the lead role in Murder at Shandy Hall – the Musical in Macroom and at Cork Opera House during October. A Dublin boy of the Fifties, Bergin has worked mainly in British theatre but also starred in film blockbusters, Sleeping with the Enemy and Patriot Games. In Macroom, he plays the infamous Dr. Philip Cross of Shandy Hall, Dripsey, who sparked off a firestorm of gossip, scandal and international media coverage in the 1880s. Cross's family history, abrasive personality and involvement in a sexual liaison with a much younger woman - not to mention the murder of his wife, the mother of his children - ensured public outcry and Victorian moral outrage.
The historical facts of the story give rise to wonder in the 21st century. The doctor's naiveté, perhaps arrogance, in thinking he could get away with such a ham-fisted murder; the speed with which he was brought to court and convicted and his execution by hanging within a year of his crime are amazing to an audience who expect legal procedures to take years if not decades.
As well as the star lead, Murder at Shandy Hall – the Musical has a sparkling local cast, with lead players from recent musicals and dramas taking the roles of the many interesting characters in the Shandy Hall story, from the upper crust neighbours to the servants; the policeman to the judge; the reporter to the hangman. The music is catchy, ranging from classical mode to trad to folk. It is composed by Alan Kiely, local singer/ songwriter, and Kevin Connolly. The script is taken from Michael Sheridan's bestselling book and he also directs the show. The show is produced by Anne Dunne and the Briery Gap. Stage management, no small challenge in a hotel ballroom rather than a theatre setting, is by Briery Gap personnel.
It is interesting to note that Patrick Bergin's brother, Emmet Bergin, played Dick Moran in Glenroe. His other brothers are Pearse, Connolly and James, a notable fact in 2016.

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Wife and mistress, Mrs. Laura Mary Cross (Stephanie Shine) and governess, Effie Skinner, (Geraldine Barry Murphy) who will perform in 'Murder at Shandy Hall, the Musical' in the Riverside Park, Macroom, October 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23 and in the Opera House Thurs. 27 ©Lee Valley Outlook .

Music Morning

Owing to the continuing closure of Macroom Library, the September Music Morning convened at the Fr. Ryan Hall on Friday 9. The torrential rain was no deterrent and there was a full house as Eileen Hackett presented a delightful, varied selection of music. Her first choice, appropriately, was Deanna Durbin singing The Last Rose of Summer and then, Joseph Locke sang My Heart and I. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed O What a Beautiful Morning, followed by Suzann Murphy with There is an Isle. Richard Tauber's So Deep is the Night was followed by Shostakovich's Romance from the Gadfly. Joan Sutherland sang a solo from the Nun's Chorus and Fritz Wunderlik performed the Toselli Serenade. Love's Old Sweet Song with Patricia Cahill and Kenneth McKellar was specially for Sean from Carechoice who was celebrating his birthday this was followed by Seamus Begley and Jim Murray with Mo Chailín Bán.
After refreshments, kindly provided by the staff of the Fr. Ryan Hall, Arthur Tracey performed Trees and Faryl Smith sang River of Light The Blue Danube, followed by the Ink Spots with When the Swallows come back to Capistrano. M'appari Tutt' Amor from Martha, with Carlo Bergonzi, preceded Joan Sutherland's Indian Love Call. Placido Domingo and Susan Boyle sang a marvellous version of From This Moment On. Down by the Salley Gardens with Clannad and Enya and Richard Tauber's You are my Heart's Delight, brought a delightful morning's entertainment to a conclusion.
The October Gramophone Morning will be in the Fr. Ryan Hall on Friday 14 at 11a.m. and will be co-presented by Peter and Grett O'Regan.

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The cast, composer and directors of 'Murder at Shandy Hall, the Musical' at a first reading at the Riverside Park, Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

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. Meet the Star!

Mon 19th September – Chef in conjunction with Macroom Food Festival. A chef leaves his prestigious role to pursue his culinary dreams.
Mon 3rd October – Sleeping with the Enemy. Starring Murder at Shandy Hall Star, Patrick Bergin & Julia Roberts.
A special Q&A session with take place afterwards with Patrick Bergin!
Admission to each film €5. All screenings at 8:30pm. Free nibbles courtesy of SuperValu.


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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!
Auld Triangle Singing Sessions will resume from Sunday, September 18 at 9 o'clock and will run every second Sunday night thereafter. These enjoyable sessions are open to all comers and all singers.

Crookstown Céilí Club: Monthly ceili on Saturday 17th September with music by Tim Joe and Anne. Commencing at 9.30 p.m. All are welcome.
Mushera Platform, last dance of the season. Sunday, 18th of September from 3 to 5.30 pm. Music by Jerry Mc Carthy and Autumn Gold.

The Olde School Drama Group, Kilmichael, are starting rehearsals for the new season and would like to invite anyone interested in helping out in any way to join. Meeting in Shanacashel Hall Kilmichael on Tuesday, September 20, at 8.30p.

Walk to Gougane The 13th Annual Pilgrim Walk from Cill na Martra on Gougane Sunday will take place this year on Sunday, September 25th, assembling at Cronin's Farm, Cloch Aidhneach at 8:30am. This fourteen-mile trek includes roadway, forest paths and part of the O'Sullivan Beara Trail and is aimed at moderate walkers. It is planned to arrive in Gougane around 2pm in time for prayers and Mass. It will be signed from the Mons Bar on the N22.

Broomhill Vintage Club is hosting a Honda 50 Motorcycle run on Sunday September 25th. The event is open to everyone with a genuine Honda 50. Registration is from 11.00am in O'Callaghan's Bar Coachford and the bikes will depart at 12noon for Cill Na Martra and Ballyvourney. Entry fee is €10. For further information give Jer a ring on 086 .8329321.

Kilbarry NS clothing collection on Tues 27th September at 9am. Shoes, clothes, handbags, belts and soft toys welcome. Also tablets and phones. 085-8661543

Kilmurry Active Retirement would like you to join us for a Community Party – an evening of entertainment – on Tuesday September 27th, 7.30 -10 p.m. Music by Anthony Corbett & Mona O'Riordan. Free Admission All welcome.

Table Quiz – In aid of Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund, in memory of Paula Healy R.I.P. at Tigh Uí Laoghaire, Bealnamorrive, Friday Sept 30th @ 8pm. €40 per table of four.

Terelton Parent and Toddler Group will function every Monday, 10am-12pm, in Terelton Community Hall. We are a voluntary group run by Mammies for Mammies and their babies and toddlers. We welcome parents, grandparents and carers of children to meet on a weekly basis to have a chat. The group provides an opportunity to meet other parents in your locality and offers a support network where parental issues can be discussed and advice and ideas shared. All children have access to a variety of play equipment and can socialise and take part in set activities eg arts and crafts, jigsaws, play dough, story time etc. It is a valuable stepping stone to preschool and costs €3 per family, which goes towards the running costs of the group. Please bring a healthy snack and drink for your children. Tea/ coffee/ biscuits provided for parents. New members from all local parishes most welcome. If you would like more information, please contact Lorraine 086 0583767 or Therese 087 6221659

Harvest Festival. Johnstown/ Kilmichael Vintage & Harvest Festival will run on Sunday, October 2. Proceeds go to Marymount Hospice, Co-Action Dunmanway, 3 local Community Hospitals, 9 local National Schools and other charities. Numerous side shows and fun events include Bowl Throwing, Horse Shoe Pitching, Digger Skills, Sheaf Tossing, Children's Sports, Donkey Derby plus a Pet Dog Show. A large selection of vintage cars, tractors, stationary engines, old type machinery, Horse drawn vehicles along with some old style crafts and an old time threshing will be on display. There will also be a cake sale and the club would be very grateful if people would kindly donate baking. Live music and children's Entertainment will be provided. Food Reserved. A great day out for all the Family. Your Support would be greatly appreciated.
Rebel Pedal Well done to all who turned out for the recent Rebel Pedal cycle in Kilnamartra. Despite very windy conditions, a safe cycle was had by all. With just ten days to go, preparations are well under way for the upcoming Trasna na nGleannta charity cycle which takes place in Kilnamartra on Sunday 25. On line registration is now up and running on both the club's website and facebook page where an adult can register for €20 and a family for €40, with the proceeds going to the Build4life charity. There is a choice of three routes and your support would be greatly appreciated.

Coppers for Crumlin. Conor, Aoife, James and Sean Lucey wish to thank everyone who supported their "Coppers for Crumlin" campaign. Photos in next issue of the Lee Valley Outlook.

Twin Gold Medallists. Olive Loughnane, who was elevated to gold after the World Championships 20 km walk in Berlin, Germany, was on hand to honour another gold medallist at Coachford Autumn Festival. Emma Flanagan won a gold medal in individual senior sparring TaeKwon Do at the World Championships at Rimini, Italy in 2015 and the local Community Council paid tribute to her achievement.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 28/08/2016: Jackpot €2,050. Numbers drawn 20, 28, 38. No winner. €50 Eoghan O'Brien, C/O Anvil Bar. €20 each: Kevin & Elizabeth Long Rusheen, Noel Healy Horsemount Ballinagree, Katelyn O'Callaghan Ballinagree, Browne Family Rylane Lower.
04/09/2016: Jackpot €2,200. Numbers drawn 19, 28, 33. No winner. €50 Pat O'Sullivan, Glashagarrive €20 each: Deirdre O'Connell Farranree, Hugh & Jenny Kelleher Annagannihy, Gerard O'Callaghan Ballinagree, Jerry Hubbard Aghabullogue.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: September 11th Jackpot €7,550. Numbers Drawn 2,4,8,13. No winner. €50. Neil O'Sullivan Forrest. €25 Frank Nevin Aherla. Ann Marie O'Sullivan Cloughduv €25 on line Billy Creedon Aherla.

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 30/8/16. Jackpot €2.000. No winner. €70 Matt Neville, c/o The Pub, Carriganima €20 each Muireann O'Sullivan, The Terrace. Gerard O'Callaghan, Ballinagree Mrs. Kitty Curtin, 1 Annville, Barrett's Place Ann Kelleher, Rylane.
6/9/16 Jackpot €2,200. No winner. €70 Ben Lyons, Clondrohid. €20 each: Martin & Catherine Lehane, Gortnalicka Donal Twomey, c/o Phoenix Clinic Patrick M Kelleher, Kilavoultra Margaret Burke, Crookstown

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 30/08/2016- Jackpot €11,400. Winning Numbers 14-34-35. No Winner. €70 Noah O'Connell, Railway View €20 each Joan O'Sullivan, The Hermitage. Denis Noonan, Sally Gardens. Eileen Carney, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. Eoin Corkery, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
06/09/2016. - Jackpot €11,600. Winning Numbers 15-25-28. No Winner - €70 Kevin O'Sullivan, Carrigadrohid. €20 each Yvonne McCarthy, Dunmanway. James Flynn, Castle Street. Denise & Joe Moloney, Main Street. Collette Mullins, Coolea. Nuala Lucey, Ard na Greine.

Macroom FC Lotto Results. 05/09/16 Jackpot €4,800. Numbers drawn: 7, 24, 31. No Winner. €80 John Kearney c/o Lars. €20 each: Claire Cross c/o June Seamus Coughlan c/o Murray's Joanne O'Riordan c/o June D. Veg and D. Lar c/o Lar's
12/09/16 Jackpot €5,000. Numbers drawn: 3, 25, 36. No Winner. €80 Joe Cunningham c/o Danny. €20 each: Alan O' Connor c/o Murray's Pauline Harrington c/o Fudge Jim O' Sullivan c/o T.P.s D.D. Lucey c/o Swanky

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 5/9/2016. Jackpot: €1,000. Numbers Drawn: 10 – 15 – 18. No Winner: €40 Luke Casey, €20 Declan Casey, Sheila Moloney, Damien Healy, Josh Martin.
12/9/2016. Jackpot: €1,200. Numbers Drawn: 9 – 10 – 21. No Winner: €40 Ben O'Connell, €20 Ray Dineen, Ann Murphy, Tony Eneguess, Margaret O'Shea.

Lee Valley Updates

Book Launch at Ploughing Match

Karen Walsh, who has kindly contributed legal articles to the Lee Valley Outlook over the past two years, is launching her first book, 'Farming and the Law', at the National Ploughing Championships September 20 -22. The book, an important reference for all things legal in rural areas, will be available for purchase at the IFA stand at the Ploughing Match and at all good book shops.
Karen, daughter of Ned and Mary Walsh, farmers from Grenagh, worked for some years at the offices of C.W. Ashe in Macroom but opened her own office in the South Mall at the beginning of 2016. She also contributes legal articles to other newspapers and has contributed to television and radio programmes.
'Farming and the Law' is a legal book, written for farmers. It contains chapters on Property Law; Defending Your Dwelling; Occupiers' Liability; Transferring the Family Farm; Wills, Administering an Estate; Enduring Powers of Attorney; Leasing Agricultural Land; Solar Farms and Wind Farms; Animals; The Law on Shrubs, Trees, Hedges and Public Roads; Collaborative Farming; Family Law and the Farm; Planning Law; Employment Law and Farm Safety.

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Piper, Síle Bean Uí Luasa, leads the parade to Cúl na Cathrach ambush site. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Cúl na Catharach

The 1921 Ambush at Cúl na Catharach was commemorated at the site on Sunday, September 11. Despite the miserable weather, a good crowd attended, many of them descendants or connections of the 253 who took part in the War of Independence engagement. The locations of the different groups were marked by flags and British and Irish flags marked the locations of the dead. Tom Meaney delivered the oration and information boards were unveiled by Conor Neligan, Heritage Officer, Cork County Council and the App, http://culnacatharach.appstor.io/ was launched.

Clondrohid Updates

Carriganima Harvest Festival commenced last weekend and continues, on Saturday Sept 17 with the 4th Carriganima Walk, Jog, Run in aid of Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals. 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 Sept 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.
Pilgrimage to Knock: The annual St. Pio pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday Sept 18. Contact Jimmy O'Mahony for more info on 026 42693
Dog Show: This annual event takes place this Sunday Sept 18 at the Bell Inn. Everyone welcome
Development Group: At the moment this group are carrying out some cutting of hedges on various roads into the village. Walkers on the Curragh road are no doubt delighted with the visibility. Enjoy. The Council are helping them on the main road through the village. This Group is organising another American Tea Party to raise funds for the work they carry out. It will take place in the Community Hall on Saturday November 5. It's a bit away but mark it in your diary and keep the night free. A great night assured.
Mushera Platform: Last dance of the season on Sunday Sept 18, 3pm to 5.30pm. Music by Jerry McCarthy and Autumn Gold. Everyone welcome
Singers Club: Now that the evenings are closing in, it is time again to renew old and new acquaintances at the Auld Triangle Macroom. Commencing this Sunday night Sept 18 and running fortnightly from then on at 9pm. Singers, listeners, everyone welcome.
Mobile Library Service: The Cork mobile library will be in Macroom on Thursdays between 10am and 4pm, close to the Cork Marts building.
Macroom food festival: This well organised event takes place once again this year on the weekend of Sept 22 to 25 Something for everyone.

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Olive Loughnane with Emma Flanagan, who won a gold medal in TaeKwon Do at the World Championships and was honoured at Coachford Autumn Festival © Declan O Connell

Coachford Updates

Festival Review. Thanks to everyone who helped with this year's Coachford Autumn Festival. Apart from the awful weather on Sunday, it was another huge success. Highlights had to be the 15 fantastic girls that raised all the money for Marymount by agreeing to take part in the Queen of the Festival; the wonderful talent on show at the Rising Stars show; the excellent presentation to our super World Champions, Olive and Emma and the great fun of the tractor Building teams. In the talent show, the Twins from Meelin stole our hearts while 'Good Vibes Only' from Bealnamorrive stole the show. Thanks to our two judges, ticket sellers and of course the MC for the night, Jeremiah O'Sullivan. Numbers for the Race were down on last year due to the weather. Two of the top three women were locals with Karina Murphy coming in second and Sinead Buckley third. Well done also to Decky Murphy who finished fourth again this year (and third in the wife carrying!). Brendán O'Sullivan, who is under 12, finished 22nd overall on a time of 33:44.. A huge thanks to all who organised the race on a busy road on a Friday evening and to all the stewards, registrars, caterers, supporters, the Gardaí, medical people, water station girls, Ciara Murphy, Olive Loughnane and of course the walkers and runners.
Gold Medallists. In conjunction with the ACR Community Council, presentations were made to our fabulous World Champions Emma Flanagan and Olive Loughnane after the race. We would like to thank Christy Lucey for the loan of the stage (truck), The Camogie Club for catering, The Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Kevin Conway, Minister Creed and all the other politicians for attending. We would also like to thank the officials from Taekwondo Ireland and the Athletics Association of Ireland and our own West Muskerry Athletics who really made this occasion very special. We would like to pay special thanks to Maighread Ní Mhurchú, her husband Cormac and O'Donovan Engineering for their very welcome and immense involvement in this presentation.
Almost 40 cyclists turned up on Saturday to take part in the High Nelly Run and they enjoyed two hours of no rain as they travelled to Peake and Dripsey and back to the village. We thank The Weigh Inn Bar Dripsey for looking after the brave souls so well and making sure they got fed. Thanks to all the Dog lovers who put their Pooches on Parade in inclement weather. Once again O'Callaghan's Bar pulled out all the stops by providing a champagne and strawberry reception for the 15 Queen contestants and their families. We would like to also thank the sponsors of each of the Queens and all those who provided transport to carry them and the MC to the Hall. Saturday night was a joint venture between the GAA (who took the proceeds of the door) and the Festival Committee. Thanks to Tigh Uí Laoire , Bealnamorrive who provided the bar. We'd like to thank; the judges who provided their services free of charge, all of you who purchased raffle, tickets and to all of you who voted for your favourite Queen. The 15 beautiful girls were outstanding and entertained us all so much. They were so willing to get on stage to do their very best and to make sure that they contributed in raising funds for Marymount and all the other charities. Their performances, personalities and kindness will live long in our memories. Thank You. Congratulations to Aoife Barry Murphy from Cloughduv, representing O'Riordan's Bar Coachford who was selected as the 2016 Festival Queen. Aoife was a hugely popular winner and all the other contestants were quick to congratulate her and join in the celebrations that went long into the night.
Sunday brought us rain but also many supporters who still came and, entered their car or tractor, bought raffle tickets, viewed the vintage show, took part in some activities and enjoyed the Tractor Building, Model Toy show, Wife carrying, slow bicycle race and children sports. We thank you all, especially those who came with trade stands and exhibits and a special word of thanks to Enchanted Flowers Macroom and Outdoor Discovery Adventure Company. The rain was certainly a huge disappointment to all who worked hard in planning for this year's event but we have had some good years too. We continued to be surprised, thrilled and humbled by people's generosity towards this festival. Many people, some with no local connections, volunteered their time and expertise to give us a hand over the weekend.
A massive thank you to all of you who helped in any way in making the 7th Coachford Autumn Festival another successful one. If you; bought a raffle ticket, hung up a poster, cycled a bike, bought a balloon, entered a dog, bought a pint, a bag of chips or a bag a sweets, sold tickets, manned a stall, sponsored us, supported us, became a queen contestant, sang, played music, danced, built a tractor, tossed an egg, brought your bonny baby along, set up a model toy display, arrived in your classic car or vintage tractor , displayed your pets, carried your wife, ran or walked five miles, encouraged your children in the races, manned a gate, registered a runner, handed out a cup of tea, coffee or a sandwich, supplied scaffolding, timber, fruit, judged a competition, helped backstage, brushed a floor, hung a light, moved a chair, encouraged your friends to support us, waited patiently at a race road block, shifted a cone, cleaned up or did anything else that we have unintentionally missed. We thank you most sincerely.
We also like to thank Dairygold, The GAA and Padraig & Cormac O Donoghue for putting their lands and property at our disposal over the weekend.

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Greg Cronin tries to manoeuvre his High Nelly in the Slow Bicycle Race at Coachford Festival ©Tim Griffin

Winners at Coachford Autumn Festival 2016.

Rising Stars Talent Competition. 1st Good Vibes Only 2nd Rince na Laoi 3rd Fourth Harmony 4th Nancy Lehane
Coachford Five Mile Road Race 1 Tim Twomey (363) 00:27:28 Senior (1) Male (1). 2 Alan O'Brien (190) 00:27:32 Senior (2) Male (2). 3 Finbarr O'Dwyer (265) 00:28:04 Senior (3) Male (3). 9 Martina Kiely (482) 00:30:01 Senior (1) Female (1). 18 Karina Murphy (173) 00:33:00 Senior (2) Female (2) 40 Sinead Buckley (267) 00:35:13 Senior (3) Female (3)
Queen of the Festival competition. Queen - Aoife Barry Murphy (O'Riordan's Bar Coachford) Princess - Becka Kelleher (Anvil Bar Rylane) Princess - Orla Maher (Dripsey Ladies Football Club)
Sunday. Best Zetor Tractor - Danny Murray Forest Coachford. Best John Deere Tractor - Seanie Murphy Clontead Coachford.
Slow Bicycle Race Winners - Jimmy Thompson , Nicola Doherty and Danny Martin
Wife Carrying 1st Gary and Siobhan Murphy Oldtown, Coachford - 2nd Jeremiah and Noreen O'Sullivan Clontead Coachford
Tractor Building - Broomhill Tractor Builders
Festival Raffle. !st (€500) Mairead (Mim) O'Connell Oldcastle Coachford. 2nd (€300) Kathleen Sheehan Clontead Mor Coachford. 3rd (€150) DJ Dineen Macroom. 4th (€100) Kevin O'Riordan Fr. Patrick Sheehan Place Coachford
Cross Bar Challenge - Ben O'Connor Macroom

Crookstown Vintage Weekend

Crookstown Vintage Club held their 28th annual vintage event on the weekend of 13/14th August. The weekend started with a high nelly run on Saturday evening, with 36 bikes taking part. The run began outside Clifford's bar and headed through the village towards Cloughduv. The bikes continued back through Castlemore and finished at the Corner Stone bar where there was a steam engine puffing away to welcome back these weary men, women and children.
On Sunday the glorious weather attracted a large crowd of locals and people from all over Munster attended with displays of cars, tractors, bikes and station items. There were numerous stalls, side shows and an animal pet corner. It commenced with a parade from the mill gate, led by Bandon Pipe Band, steam engine, tractors and cars at 1.30 p.m.
The official opening was done by Hughie O'Donovan of Bandon. There was a display of threshing , butter making, bastable baking, children sports, baby show and a dog show. A great day was enjoyed by all. We wish to thank all our sponsors, stewards and the spectators for making the day such a success. All proceeds go to local charities.
The winners of our raffle were: 1st €500 Sinead Burke Dooniskey 2nd €250 Matt Kiely Rathcullen 3rd €250 Joan Glover Ballymae 4th €100 Padraig Fitzgibbon Bandon 5th €100 Denis Cronin Crookstown 6th €100 Padraig Hallahan Templemartin 7th €100 Ellen Collins Templemartin

Kilmurry Community Defibrillators

A local group has started a fundraising campaign to provide three Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for the villages of Kilmurry, Lissarda and Poulanargid. The AEDs will be placed in heated cabinets in each village and the HSE Ambulance Control room will be aware of the locations. The AEDs will have a paediatric button so children can be treated. We hope to train between 24 and 36 people to operate the AEDs. A simple PIN code will open the cabinet. Ambulance response times are sometimes not met, especially in rural Ireland, so we think this initiative will save lives. People may donate by cash or cheque made payable to Kilmurry Community Defibrillator Fund and donations can be left at Sheila's shop Kilmurry or Mai Fitz's Bar in Lissarda. Our supplier is Eiremed of Berrings. We chose this company because we wanted to support the local economy and be assured of a fast response in the event of any problems. Noel Egan is the Coordinator for the Defibrillators for Kilmurry Lissarda and Poulanargid and can be contacted on 021 733 6991 / 085 150 1943.

Berrings Community Association

Flower Thieves. For the third consecutive year the hanging baskets that have been placed by the Berrings Tidy Towns Committee have been stolen from the area. Last year the replacement baskets were also stolen. It's a disappointment for the committee members who work tirelessly throughout the year to have these items maliciously taken on more than one occasion. However, it won't deter the work and commitment of the members striving to keep Berrings the vibrant village we know today.
Crossroad Dancing. The 2016 Crossroad Dancing has come to an end for the season. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated and supported us in making this year's dancing thoroughly enjoyable events. We look forward to seeing you all next summer and hopefully welcoming new dancers to the area.

Macra Matters

Donoughmore Macra members are all prepared for the upcoming Macra Year, having attended officer training in Ennis. They were delighted to stage their 2014-2015 winning club of the year presentation. Cork county novice debating has now kicked off and. the final will take place in Murray's Bar Macroom on November 5th.

Gearagh Appeal

Macroom environmentalist, Kevin Corcoran, recently addressed the petitions committee of the European Parliament regarding the Gearagh woodland, post–glacial, alluvial forest. The Gearagh Woodland is a unique example of an ancient post-glacial alluvial forest and is designated as a Special Area of Conservation by Ireland, which is considered to be important on a European as well as Irish level. Mr. Corcoran disagrees with Cork County Council, who have granted planning permission for the development of up to six wind turbines which he considers will impact on the Gearagh. .

Heritage Events

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.

Culture Night in Gaeltacht Mhúscraí

Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teoranta is organising a series of events in local villages on Culture Night 2016 - Friday, 16th September.
Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh in Baile Mhúirne will provide Children's Entertainment on Friday 16 at 5:30pm. This will include face painting, live music with young musicians and an Irish language animated cartoon shown on the big screen in the auditorium. While the children are enjoying the entertainment, the adults can view the latest exhibition on display in the Ionad Cultúrtha, the recently refurbished indoor mural illustrating the story of St Gobnait and the new mural in honour of Seán Ó Riordáin on the building's external wall.
Ard na Laoi, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh will host a Music and Singing Session from 8:00pm , with local singers and musicians and a special performance by Ballingeary Pipe Band. The evening will continue later on with more music by Gerry McCarthy from 10:30pm.
Tigh Uí Mhurchú, Cill na Martra will be home to a Music and Singing Session with Craobh Lachtaón Naofa, CCÉ from 8:30pm. The evening's event in Cill na Martra will kick off with a youth session from 8:30pm followed afterwards by the senior session. Local singers and musicians will be in attendance and a great night is guaranteed.
The Comharchumann recognizes the substantial help provided by the financial support of Údarás na Gaeltachta and The Arts Council, through Ealaín na Gaeltachta, to provide these events as part of Culture Night 2016 and we are extremely thankful for that support. We also appreciate the help and support provided by the venues in which our events are being held. For further info in relation to the abovementioned events contact Comharchumann Forbartha Mhúscraí Teoranta at 026 40877, 083 191 5432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' Jesse Andrews (Young Adult)
On the first day of Greg Gaines's senior year, he thinks he's figured out the answer to the basic existential question: how is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. But Greg's mother forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.
A charming, fresh and moving story.
Available at Fitzgerald's Bookshop €10.00


Would you like to Quit Smoking?

The HSE's Health Promotion and Improvement Department is running a six week 'Stop Smoking' support group commencing next Wednesday, September 14th. The smoking cessation course which is free of charge is open to everyone and takes place in the Erinville Hospital, Western Rd. Cork from 11.00am to12.30pm each week. Miriam O'Shea, Smoking Cessation Officer with the HSE said "this course offers smokers support and practical advice on how to reduce and quit smoking using different approaches and techniques. We know what a challenge it can be to quit smoking. People don't have to go it alone and there is help and advice for them. Armed with the right information, professional advice and the support of friends and family, their wish can really come true and cigarettes can be a thing of the past."
If you would like to attend this Support Group to help you reduce and quit smoking, book your place by contacting Health Promotion and Improvement, Erinville Hospital Western Rd. Cork. Telephone 021–4921641

Sports Mad

Cork Senior Ladies go for 6 in a Row

Cork 2-10 Monaghan 1-10
The Lee Valley was very well represented at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, as Cork, despite all our fears early in the year, earned its place in a 6th consecutive All Ireland final in Croke Park on September 25. Far outclassing Kilkenny hurlers, Cork will contest their 11th final in 12 seasons when they challenge Dublin for the Brendan Martin Cup in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies' Football Championship final.
Briege Corkery was again declared Laoch na hImeartha, the Player of the Match, after a sterling game in which she scored 4 points and rallied the troops throughout. Vera Foley and Eimear Scally pointed also, while Rena Buckley, Rhona Ní Bhuachalla and Eimear Scally played their hearts out.
Sticking to her normal routine, Briege had helped milk 400 cows before setting off for Limerick. However, she confesses that the cows will have to find another milkmaid next Sunday, September 11, as she will spend Saturday night in Dublin in advance of her game against Kilkenny in the 2016 Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie final. And of course, the same will happen on the last Sunday of the month as the dual player will contest the football final for the 11th time in her short life.
For the third year in a row, Cork will meet Dublin in the Football final and the Dubs hope it will be third time lucky. But the Rebels should have a lot to say about that. In his first season in charge after the departure of the iconic Éamonn Ryan and some long serving team members, Ephie Fitzgerald is relieved to have them back in Croke Park as has become usual over the last decade.
In the semi-final, Monaghan had 14 wides and Cork 11 in very blustery conditions. Cork led throughout, by 8 points at one stage. Monaghan fought gamely but never came within 3 points of the winners. Cork got off to a flier when Orla Finn found the net in the third minute. Ciara O'Sullivan goaled again in the 14th minute, to leave the score 2-02 to 0-01. Complacency may have set in then as Cork were scoreless for the next 11 minutes, while Monaghan hit back and reduced the margin to 3 points. However, Cork had the final two points of the half from Orla Finn and Briege and the half-time score was 2-04 to 1-02
Finn and Caoimhe Mohan traded points early in the second half and Cork upped the ante, to go seven points clear. Monaghan fought back with four consecutive points but Corkery countered this with three magical scores. The women from the south had defeated Monaghan by a massive 25 points in the Lidl National League Division 1 clash last March. If the northerners continue to make the same improvement under Paula Cunningham in the next year, they will be a force to be reckoned with in 2017.
Scorers for Cork: Orla Finn 1-3 (0-3f), Briege Corkery 0-4, Ciara O'Sullivan 1-0, Vera Foley, Annie Walsh & Eimear Scally 0-1 each.
CORK: Martina O'Brien; Marie Ambrose, Brid Stack, Roisin Phelan; Vera Foley, Deirdre O'Reilly, Shauna Kelly; Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery; Annie Walsh, Ciara O'Sullivan, Orlagh Farmer; Libby Coppinger, D O'Sullivan, Orla Finn.
Subs: Hannah Looney for Farmer (h.t.), Rhona Ní Bhuachalla for Coppinger (h.t.), Eimear Scally for D O'Sullivan (53), Jess O'Shea for Looney (57).

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Cork Senior Camogie team 2016 who were defeated by Kilkenny in the All Ireland final©

Cork Senior Camogie

Kilkenny 1-13 Cork 1-9
Cork hurlers deprived Kilkenny of 3 in a row in 2004. 2016 saw the Camogie Cats get revenge when they stopped Cork's 3 in a row effort, as well as the Rebel attempt to gain the lead over Dublin in the title race. Currently, Cork and Dublin are tied, with 26 titles each. Last year, Cork surprised the pundits when they succeeded in retaining the All Ireland title despite huge changes in team and coaching personnel. But the Cats' 22-year hunger left Cork reeling from the very first puck out in Croke Park on September 11 (and one player at least, from the handshaking ceremony before the game!).
Kilkenny, playing against a strong curling wind, led 0-8 to 0-6 at half time and led by 1-3 with 18 minutes remaining. They added points to open a nine-point gap. Cork fought back gamely but there was no miracle finish as in the TG4 footballers' resurrection in 2014! Pam Mackey and Libby Coppinger – introduced after playing the first 40 minutes of the Intermediate final – did their bit as Paudie Murray's charges dug deep but there was no way back.
Cork scorers: Orla Cotter 1-2 (1-1fs); Katriona Mackey 0-2; Aoife Murray (pen), Aisling Thompson, Hannah Looney, Eimear O'Sullivan, Libby Coppinger 0-1 each
Cork: Aoife Murray, Leanne O'Sullivan, Rena Buckley, Laura Treacy, Meave Cahalane, Gemma O'Connor, Pam Mackey, Orla Cotter, Aisling Thompson, Eimear O'Sullivan, Hannah Looney, Katriona Mackey, Amy O'Connor, Orla Cronin, Briege Corkery. Subs: Libby Coppinger for L O'Sullivan (48), Jennifer Hosford for Cronin (57)
Management: Paudie Murray, Jamie Harrington, Matthew Twomey, George Fitzgibbon, Dr. Wesley O'Brien, Niall Collins, Damien Murray, Sean Cremin, Niall McCarthy, Adam McCarthy (S&C Coach), Teddy O'Donovan. Team Physio- Aoife McMahon & Laura Harrington

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Cork Intermediate Camogie team 2016 who were defeated by Kilkenny in the All Ireland final ©

Cork Intermediate Camogie Final.

Kilkenny 3-6 Cork 1-11
Kilkenny produced a strong second half performance to just edge out Cork in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final at Croke Park. Kilkenny overturned a four-point interval deficit to get their hands on the Jack McGrath Cup. It had looked bleak for the victors in the first half and they could probably count themselves slightly fortunate to be only 0-7 to 0-3 behind at half time. Cork played in a similar style to the Seniors, linking well, running off the shoulder and always attempting to find a colleague. Linda Collins was on fire and the Courcey Rovers full-forward had three points as Paudie Murray's side scorched into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 20 minutes and a four-point lead at halftime. Kilkenny returned to the pitch with their intent visible and were level within three minutes. The momentum swung back in the Leesiders' direction however as Collins provided a deservingly resounding finish for a goal in the 38th minute and a magnificent point from the next attack, to leave Cork four ahead once more. Within the next six minutes, Fennelly scored two Kilkenny goals. Both sides had plenty opportunities in the final quarter but despite points from O'Shea, Collins and the final score of the game from Keeva McCarthy, Kilkenny just kept their noses in front.
Scorers for Cork: L Collins 1-5; R O'Shea 0-4 (3fs); F Neville, K McCarthy 0-1 each.

CORK: Amy Lee, Libby Coppinger, Leah Weste, Niamh Ní Chaoimh, Jacinta Crowley, S Buckley, Sarah Harrington, Chloe Sigerson, Jennifer Barry, Katelyn Hickey, Sarah Fahy, Finola Neville, Rachel O'Shea, Linda Collins, Caroline Sugrue. Subs: Ellen Murphy for Coppinger (41), Lisa Lynch for O'Shea (46), Keeva McCarthy for Fahy (49).
Management: - Paudie Murray, Mossie O'Sullivan, Edward Newman, Niall Collins, Damien Murray, Sean Cremin. Team Physio- Laura Harrington
Cork Panel : Amy Lee - Na Piarsaigh Libby Coppinger - Clonakilty Leah Weste – Ballincollig Niamh Ni Chaoimh (captain) – Killeagh Jacinta Crowley - Courcey Rovers Sarah Buckley - Ballincollig Sarah Harrington-Fr O'Neill's Chloe Sigerson – Killeagh Jennifer Barry - Bride Rovers Katelyn Hickey - Blackrock Sarah Fahy – Douglas Finola Neville – St Catherine's Rachel O'Shea – Carrigaline Rachel O'Callaghan - St Catherine's Caroline Sugrue - Ballinascarthy Chloe Casey – Sarsfield Ellen Murphy – Sarsfields Ashling Kelleher - Cloughduv Roisin Kileen – Ballyhea Kelly Falvey - Glen Rovers Rebecca Sheehan – Douglas Leah Mc Evoy – Killeagh Michelle Murphy – Blackrock Niamh O'Callaghan – Sarsfields Lisa Lynch - Valley Rovers Rebecca Walsh - Fr O'Neill's Linda Collins - Courcey Rovers Keeva McCarthy - St Finbarr's Hazel O'Regan - Clonakilty Michaella Buckley – Ballygarvan Eimear O'Gorman – Milford Aoife Galvin – Milford Chloe Dundon – Ballyhea

GAA Cork County Championships

Senior Hurling Championship

Muskerry (lost in Round 2B).
Round 4 Douglas 1-17 CIT 1-16
(A) Erins Own 1-11 Blackrock 1-8
(B) Midleton 2-20 St Finbarr's 2-13
(C) Glen Rovers 1-17 Bishopstown 0-15
(D) Douglas 0-18 Bride Rovers 0-16
Semi-Finals: Erin's Own v Midleton, Glen Rovers v Douglas
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 Douglas and scored 1-1 for the students. CIT had Inniscarra midfielder Tomás O'Connor in goals.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Inniscarra (lost in Rd.4), Blarney (lost in 2B)
Semi-Finals: Mallow v Bandon: Cloyne v Fermoy
Intermediate Hurling Championship
Ballincollig, Éire Óg, Aghabullogue (R3), Dripsey (R2B), Grenagh (R3), Inniscarra B (R2B).
Round Four
Dungourney 0-12 Ballincollig 1-9 - draw
Dungourney v Ballincollig - replay
(A) BALLINCOLLIG or Dungourney v Fr O' Neill
(B) Aghada v Meelin
(C) Kildorrery v ÉIRE ÓG
(D) Glen Rovers 1-16 Kilbrittain 0-16
Semi-Finals A v B: C v Glen Rovers

Ballincollig 1 – 9 Dungourney 0 - 12
Last year's Junior County Hurling Champions Dungourney were the fancied side when they faced Ballincollig but they found themselves a point behind late in the game following their failure to avail of numerous scoring opportunities, being wide of the uprights on fourteen occasions. One last ditch attack yielded a scorable free, Ryan Denny made no mistake this time so the sides must meet again.
Ballincollig with the wind to their backs secured some early scores. Ian Coughlan raised two white flags in as many minutes and Conor Sexton and David Bowen pointed frees to leave 'the Village' in a good position following ten minutes of action. They did not score again until the 22nd minute when David Bowen pointed another free and three points from placed balls by Ryan Denny kept the east Cork side well in contentions. A long range Dungourney point reduced the arrears to the minimum by the 27thminute and it was all square at the interval. Denny was on target in the 32nd minute so Dungourney were ahead for the first time but were rocked a minute later when Ballincollig raised a green flag from David Bowen. A point from Conor Sexton increased Ballincollig's advantage and they led by two points after 59th minutes. Dungourney then had a point and one final attack yielded the free which was converted so the sides will meet again.
Ballincollig will be particularly thankful to Liam Jennings who continues to give outstanding displays at full back, Ciaran O Sullivan at centre half and Brian Cotter also performed well in defence. David Bowen and Eoin Hegarty got in an amount of effective work in attack while Ian Coughlan was in top form at full forward.
Scorers: Ballincollig: D. Bowen 1-3 (0-3 f), I. Coughlan 0-3, C. Sexton 0-2 (0-1 f) E. Hegarty (0-1)
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Brian Cotter, Liam Jennings, Colin O Donovan: Shane O'Sullivan, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Conor Sexton: Matt O'Leary, S Murphy: David Bowen, Peter O'Neill, Eoin Hegarty: Cian Dorgan, Ian Coughlan, David Collins. Subs: Robbie Bourke ht, R O Doherty 45, Stephen Coughlan 58, D Mc Donnell 59.

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

Blarney and Inniscarra (R3)
Round 4
A Na Piarsaigh v Ballymartle
B Charleville 2-15 Douglas 2-22
C Glen Rovers 2-22 v Valley Rovers 0-10
D Midleton 2-8 v Duhallow 1-18
E Sarsfields 0-12 v Fr. O'Neill's 3-11
F BLARNEY 1-20 v Killeagh/Ita's 2-14
G Blackrock 4-19 v Shandrum 0-3
H Newcestown v St. Finbarr's
Quarter-Finals: A v Douglas, Glen Rvrs. v Duhallow, Fr O'Neill's v BLARNEY, Blackrock v H
Semi-Finals: AB v CD, EF v GH

Senior Football Championship

Muskerry and Ballincollig
Fourth Round
Bishopstown 2-7 Duhallow 2-14
Ballincollig 1-13 CIT 0-7 - replay
(A) Nemo Rangers 3-10 St Finbarr's 2-10
(B) Castlehaven v Ballincollig
(C) Carbery R 1-11 Valleys Rovers 0-6
(D) Avondhu v Duhallow
Semi-Finals: Nemo Rangers v B, Carbery Rangers v D

Ballincollig 1-13 CIT 0-7
Ballincollig had an easy win over CIT in the replay of their senior football championship Rd4 game at Pairc Uí Rinn. CIT were short at least four regulars from the drawn game, including Cork footballer Peter Kelleher from Kilmichael and Cathal Vaughan of Iveleary who had played with his club just a few hours earlier in the Mid Cork final. Ballincollig led by a point at half time but were totally dominant in the second half.
Ballincollig: Ballincollig: David Lordan: Shane Murphy, Liam Jennings, Eoin Hegarty: Sean Lucey, Noel Galvin, Cian Kiely: Seán Kiely, Ciarán O'Sullivan: Robert Noonan, Paddy Kelly, George Durrant: Cian Dorgan, Ian Coughlan, Johnny Miskella. Subs: Kevin Browne, Killian Coleman and Jordan O'Connor.
Ballincollig will now meet Castlehaven in the quarter final.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

* Éire Óg, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh (semi-final), Ballinora R3, Naomh Abán QF, Macroom QF, Grenagh R2B.
Éire Óg 0-13 Bantry Blues 1-10 draw
Éire Óg 1-16 Bantry Blues 1-15 replay

Éire Óg v Fermoy
Kiskeam 1-12 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-14

Bantry Blues 1 – 10 Éire Óg 0 – 13 (draw)
The game had a thrilling climax, as Éire Óg came from behind on three occasions in the final stages and in injury time could even have stolen a win, but the draw was seen as a fair result.
Éire Óg had been very active in hurling in recent weeks and consequentially football had been largely sidelined. This may account for the fact that despite playing with the strong wind Éire Óg were on the defensive for most of the opening half and only a late scoring burst which yielded three points gave them a two point advantage at the break. A smashing goal for Bantry after 42 minute should have been the game's turning point but Éire Óg, now two points in arrears and playing into the wind, refused to accent defeat as inevitable and kept on reining in Bantry in the closing quarter and outscored them by five points to two. The Éire Óg manager Harry O'Reilly was understandably quite happy with the draw after the game, commenting on the lack of competitive action since his side's victory over St Michael's in mid June, and expressing the belief that this game will bring his players on.
Bantry were in the lead within a minute of the throw in, pointing a close range free and it took Éire Óg until the 8th minute to equalise, Daniel Goulding sending over from near the right touchline and Dermot O'Herlihy then added a fine point from over 40 metres to put the Ovens side in the lead. Bantry were back on level terms at the end of the first but after Ronan O'Toole, recently returned from the USA, had put Éire Óg back in front, Liam Sheehan increased their lead with another point in the 19th minute. Bantry's fine performance was then reflected on the scoreboard as they kicked over three points in a row. Éire Óg lost defender Fionn O'Rourke to a black card, possibly a harsh decision when viewed against some subsequent misdemeanours which passed unpunished. Éire Óg needed a lift and it came in the form of a late three point burst, John Dineen, Kevin Hallissey and Daniel Goulding the scorers, which gave a lead of 0-7 to 0-5 to the Mid Cork side at the break.
Bantry's Rory Deane fisted a point in the 36th minute, John Dineen replied from a free three minutes later and Deane then pointed a free. In the 43rd minute Bantry regained the lead when Graham Canty delivered a perfectly timed pass to Arthur Coakley who billowed the Éire Óg net from close range to give Bantry a 1-7 to 0-8 advantage.
Éire Óg will be happy with their last quarter performance against the strong wind. Daniel Goulding pointed a free and then took a pass from Alan O'Mahony to kick over the equaliser. Rory Deane pointed a free to put Bantry back in the lead and Kevin Casey doubled the advantage, 1-9 to 0-10 in the 50th minute. Daniel Goulding pointed another free, and Éire Óg introduced Seán Fogarty who made a strong contribution for the final rally. A foul on another Éire Óg substitute Denny Murphy enabled John Dineen to kick an equaliser from the resultant free but in the 58th minute Gavin O'Shea sent over a lead point for the Blues. Daniel Goulding saved the day for Éire Óg with a point in the last seconds of normal time and the sides lost one chance each of securing a winner but nobody was deeply unhappy with the result!
Scorers: Éire Óg: D Goulding 0-6 (0-5f), J Dineen 0-3 (0-2f), D O'Herlihy, K Hallissey, R O'Toole, L Sheehan 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Davy Sheahan, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Fionn O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot O'Herlihy: Liam Murphy, Ronan O'Toole: Liam Sheehan, Kevin Hallissey, Dan O'Connor: Daniel Goulding, Alan O'Connor, John Dineen. Subs: John Kelleher 20, Denny Murphy 44, Seán Fogarty 52.

Replay: Éire Óg 1-16 Bantry Blues 1-15 (after extra time)
The replay of the county Premier intermediate football championship quarter final at Macroom went to extra time before the Ovens men emerged with a single point win after a dramatic encounter. Eire Óg recovered from an 0-8 to 0-1 deficit in the 22nd minute to be only two points in arrears at half time and they had levelled the game at 0-8 each ten minutes into the second half. A superb Rory Deane goal in the 44th minute handed the initiative back to Bantry and there was still a goal difference as the game went into added time. A Bantry point made it 1-11 to 0-10 in the 63rd minute but two minutes laterDaniel Goulding cut the deficit for Éire Óg with a point. In the 67th minute, Kevin Hallissey drop-kicked a ball from the half way line into the Bantry goalmouth where Daniel Goulding stood one on one with a defender. The Cork All Ireland winner twisted round his marker and blasted to the net from very close range to level the tie. The kick out was the signal for the final whistle with Éire Óg jubilant. In extra time Éire Óg went three points clear but gallant Bantry cut the gap back to a point with five minutes remaining but with players now visibly tiring defences prevailed and it was Éire Óg who advance to a semi final meeting with Fermoy.
Scorers: Éire Óg: D Goulding 1-12 (0-5f, 0-2 '45'), K Hallissey 0-2, D O'Connor and E O'Shea 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Chris Kelly: Davy Sheahan, John Mullins, Cian O'Mahony: Fionn O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot O'Herlihy: Liam Sheehan, Dan O'Connor: Ronan O'Toole, Kevin Hallissey, Aidan O'Connor: Daniel Goulding, Liam Murphy, John Dineen. Subs: Denny Murphy 43, Eoin O'Shea 48, John Kelleher 48, Daire McCarthy 50.

Kiskeam 1-12 Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 0-14
Béal Átha will be disappointed at losing at the penultimate stage to Kiskeam, when it seemed that they had the measure of the Duhallow side for much of the game. Just as in the previous round when the only goal of the game tipped the balance in Béal Átha's favour, this time it was the Gaeltacht side who were on the receiving end when Kiskeam struck a for a goal in the 46th minute to turn a two point deficit into a one point lead to which they added further points to open up a three point gap with ten minutes remaining. In the closing ten minutes Béal Átha managed to cut the deficit first to two points, then subsequently to a single point and when the two point gap re-emerged, they came again with a late point to leave only the minimum between the teams. It was enough however for Kiskeam to earn them their place in the final.
Liam Shorten, Andy Concannon and Leonard O'Conchuir had early points for Béal Átha ,and second quarter scores from Andy Concannon frees and a Liam Shorten free had Béal Átha leading a t half time by 0-6 to 0-5.
Cian Dineen and Liam Shorten increased the lead on the restart and further points from Andy Concannon and Concubhair Ó Loinsuigh made it 0-10 to 0-6 after 38 minutes. Kiskeam came back with two point before the golden goal threw the cat amongst the pigeons. Points from Tim O'Leary, Liam Shorten and two from Andy Concannon completed the Béal Atha scoring.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Muiris Ó Conchuir: Liam Ó Críodáin, Amhlaoibh Ó Loinsuigh, Seán Ó Donnchú: Colmán Ó Tuama, L Ó Crothuir, Cian Ó Duinnín: Eoin Ó Coill, Éanna Ó Duinnín: Liam Seartan, Aindrias Ó Coinceannain, Concubhair Ó Loinsuigh: Donagh, Tadhg Ó Laoire, Ben Seartan. Subs: Nollaig Ó Laoire 52, Miceál Ó Tuama 58.

Intermediate Football Championship

*Aghabullogue and Cill na Martra.
Round 4 Glanworth 1-11 Bandon 3-8
(A) Bandon 4-15 Mitchelstown 1-6
(B) Cill na Martra 1-11 Kanturk 0-10
(C)Aghabullogue 0-12 Rockchapel 2-12
(D) Millstreet v St Finbarr's
Semi-Finals: Bandon v Cill na Martra: Rockchapel v D

Cill na Martra 1- 11 Kanturk 0 – 10
Cill na Martra and Bandon will meet in the county semi final after Cill na Martra disposed of the Kanturk challenge at Macroom. Cill na Martra laid the foundations for their latest win in the first quarter when they opened up a lead of 0-6 to 0-1. They were on top all over the field at this stage and after Shane and Dan Ó Duinnín had their side in front with a point apiece in the opening three minutes, Cill na Martra goalkeeper James Aynsley did very well to deflect a shot over the bar and in the 7th minute Dan O Duinnín took another excellent point and Tadhg Ó Corcora gathered the subsequent kick out and ran through before shooting another point for the Gaeltacht side. Noel O'Laoire set up another point for Danó in the 9th minute and goalkeeper Aynsley made a really fine save from Cork's Aidan Walsh. Martin Ó'Conchuir had a sixth point for the winners in the 13th minute and four minutes later Danny O'Conaill progressed down the left wing before parting across to Shane O Duinnín who turned his marker and fired the ball to the Kanturk net. Kanturk had a point in reply but were making almost no impression on the Cill na Martra defence. Dan Ó Duinnín had another point from play and Ian Walsh gave Kanturk some hope before the break with two points, one from a free, to leave Cill na Martra comfortably in front by 1-7 to 0-4 at the interval.
The most notable feature of the second half was the wastefulness of Kanturk from frees and from play. They finished with a wides tally of 13 in all and some easy chances of point were squandered. Cill na Martra did not maintain their first half tempo but they always looked to be in control. Three times, points were exchanged in the twenty minutes after the break, and Kanturk outscored the winners by 0-3 to 0-1 in the closing ten minutes but the winners were never really worried.
Scorers: Cill na Martra: S Ó Duinnín 1-1, D Ó Duinnín 0-7, T Ó Corcora, M Ó Conchuir, M Ó Deasúna 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: James Aynsley: Marc Ó Goillidhe, Antóin Ó Cuana, Tadhg Ó Corcora: Eoin Ó Loinsuigh, Graham Ó Mocháin, Colm Ó Laoire: Miceál Ó Deasúna, Gearóid Ó Goillidhe: Danny Ó Conaill, Martín Ó Conchuir, Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe: Shane Ó Duinnin, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Daniel Ó Duinnín. Subs: Daire MacLochlainn for Ó Mocháin 53, Seannacháin Ó Loinsuigh for Ó Corcora bc. 57, Maidhchí Ó Duinnín for Ó Deasúna inj 60.

Rockchapel 2 – 12 Aghabullogue 0 – 12
When Rockchapel, after playing against the strong wind, led Aghabullogue by 0-7 to 0-3 at half time and added a goal shortly after the break things did not look good for Aghabullogue in their championship quarter final at Kanturk. The Mid Cork men did stage a fine come back however with John Corkery, Mathew Bradley, Evan O'Sullivan and Seán O'Sullivan kicking over points to cut the deficit to a goal but after Kiskeam steadied with a point, they killed off the game with a goal to follow and were in command to the finish.
Scorers for Aghabullogue: M Bradley 0-6 (0-3f), J Corkery 0-3 (0-1 '45'), S O'Sullivan, D Moynihan and E O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: John Buckley: Kenneth Hogan, Dhani Merrick, Jerome Corkery; Ryan Dennehy, Michael Dennehy, Stephen Dennehy: Connie Lucey, Niall Buckley: David Moynihan, Evan O'Sullivan, John Corkery: Billy Casey, Mathew Bradley, Sean O'Sullivan. Subs; Alan Hogan ht, Miceal Twomey 41.
Mid Cork GAA

Ross Oil Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship

Semi Finals:
Iveleary 2-14 Canovee 0-11:
Kilmurry 3-18 Ballincollig 1-10

Iveleary 2 – 14 Canovee 0 – 11
Champions Iveleary delivered an impressive semi final performance against Canovee at Cill na Martra. Canovee had simply no answer to the overall pace and accuracy of the Iveleary attack and were struggling to cope from the start. Iveleary led at the break by 1-7 to 0-6 and their second goal scoredwithin two minutes of the restart, left Canovee with a task that was clearly beyond them on this occasion.
Iveleary were leading by 1-3 to 0-1 after only eight minutes play. Barry O'Leary and Brian Cronin's point from a free was followed by Cathal Vaughan collecting the subsequent kick out and cutting through the heart of the Canovee defence before off-loading to Seanie O'Leary who billowed the net from close range. Conor Hughes pointed for Canovee but Chris Óg Jones did likewise for the winners and Hughes had to be content with a point from a '45' after Joe Creedon magnificently saved his ferocious drive from close range and deflected the ball outside the upright. Brian Cronin added two points, Seánie O'Leary punched over another, the sole reply being a James Moynihan point, 1-6 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. Conor Hughes and Seán Lehane exchanged points and Canovee exerted some pressure in the closing stages of the half and were rewarded with points from Aidan and James Moynihan to cut the deficit to 1-7 to 0-6 at the break.
Two minutes into the second half, Iveleary consolidated their position with a fortuitous goal, Chris Óg Jones sending over a high centre from the right which dropped back over the goal line off the hands of Brian Cronin and two Canovee defenders. Even though Canovee never gave up they never looked capable of recovery after this. Darren Shine in the Canovee goal saved his side from further punishment with a simply superb save from Barry O'Leary in the 53rd minute and late points from Aidan Moynihan improved the final scoreline.
Scorers: Iveleary: S O'Leary 1-1, B Cronin 1-7 (0-4f), C Óg Jones 0-2, B O'Leary, S Lehane, C Vaughan (f) and L Kearney 0-1 each. Canovee: A Moynihan 0-4, C Hughes 0-3 (0-2 '45's), J Moynihan 0-3 (0-2f), D Ring 0-1.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Finbarr McSweeney Jnr., Kevin Manning, Seán O'Leary: Barry O'Leary, Patrick O'Riordan: Finbarr McSweeney, Cathal Vaughan, Seán Lehane: Brian Cronin, Ger McSweeney, Chris Óg Jones. Subs: Liam Kearney 35, James M O'Leary 49, Shane Galvin 53, David Dineen 58.
Canovee: Darren Shine: John O'Brien, Paul O'Sullivan, Michael Quinlan: Liam Kelleher, Michael Dunne, Brian Ahern: Eamonn Lyons, Brian O'Donoghue: Aidan Murphy, Conor Hughes, Denis O'Sullivan: Seán O'Connor, Aidan Moynihan, James Moynihan. Subs: Darragh Ring and Daniel O'Sullivan , both on 50, Mark Healy 42, James McCarthy 52.
Referee: Mr Ted Hayes, Éire Óg.

Kilmurry 3 – 18 Ballincollig 1 – 10
It was all so easy for Kilmurry in the end as they eased into the Mid Cork final with a comfortable win over Ballincollig under lights at a misty Ovens. Kilmurry led by 2-7 to 0-7 at half time, tall Greg Barrett at full forward getting both goals, one with the fist and the other booted from the ground, and they had added three more points on the restart before they then got a minor shock when Ballincollig hit them for a goal from Stephen Coughlan's fist and points from Dave Bowen and Conor Sexton to reduce the gap between them to four points ten minutes into the second half. A Kilmurry point from a William Buckley free steadied the ship, Joe Ryan added a point and then a Joe Ryan goal at the 45 minute mark finished the contest. Joe Ryan and William Buckley were in scoring form, Kilmurry's major flaw of wild shooting was not in evidence and the 2014 champions dominated the closing quarter to impressively progress to the final.
Scorers: Kilmurry; J Ryan 1-8 (0-4f), G Barrett 2-2, Wm Buckley 0-5 (0-2f), J White, P Berhanu, D O'Halloran 0-1 each. Ballincollig: D Murphy 0-4 (0-1f), S Coughlan 1-0, C Sexton and D Bowen 0-2 each, J O'Connor and P O'Neill 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: Eoin Barrett, Kevin Barrett, William Barrett: Liam Wall, Daniel Cahalane, Liam Long: James White, David McCarthy: David O'Halloran, David O'Leary, Marco Healy: Joe Ryan, Greg Barrett, William Buckley. Subs; Adam Healy 17, Pádraig Berhanu 45, Seán Curzon 48, James Kelleher 50.
Ballincollig: Shane Hogan: Davy Collins, Noel O'Toole, Kevin Crowley: Dave Bowen, Brian Cotter, Karl Spillane: Brian Kelly, Gearóid O'Donoghue: Jordan O'Connor, Peter O'Neill, Luke Carey Murphy: Brian Glavin, Stephen Coughlan, Darren Murphy. Subs: Conor Sexton 11, Robbie Burke 49, Pádraig Harrington 51, Kevin O'Sullivan 53, J O'Leary 53.
Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

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Kilmurry who defeated Iveleary in the Muskerry Junior A Football Championship final at Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Mid Cork Final

Kilmurry 1 – 10 Iveleary 0 – 11
A goal worthy of winning a championship from Kilmurry substitute Pádraig Berhanu in the closing minutes was the vital score in this exciting Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football final at a very wet and windy Macroom. It came in the 57th minute when Iveleary had opened up a two point lead, 0-10 to 0-8 and was a tremendous boost to a battling Kilmurry side. Greg Barrett tackled on two points to a sole point in reply from Cathal Vaughan so the cup went to Kilmurry for the third time in five years. Kilmurry deserved their narrow win but 2015 champions Iveleary almost made it two in a row and it took a smashing goal to deny them in a fine sporting final which was a credit to both side.
Iveleary started well playing with the wind into the town goal as the rains bucketed down. Chris Og Jones, Cathal Vaughan and Kevin Manning had them up by three points before William Buckley opened the Kilmurry account in the 13th minute. Joe Ryan made it 0-3 to 0-2 a minute later and the sides were level when Marco Healy had a Kilmurry point in the 18th minute. William Buckley put Kilmurry ahead for the first time, Kevin Manning levelled with his second point but a Dave O'Halloran point gave Kilmurry a narrow interval lead of 0-5 to 0-4. Kilmurry looked the more focussed side at this stage and were in a good position.
On the restart, Dave McCarthy, who gave an outstanding second half performance, increased the Kilmurry lead, Brian Cronin replied for Iveleary. William Buckley restored the two point advantage for Kilmurry, Liam Kearney's point cut it back to a single point again on 41 and Cathal Vaughan levelled the scores at 0-7 each on the three quarter mark. Vaughan and Buckley now exchanged points to maintain parity but Cathal Vaughan then kicked over two further points to make it 0–10 to 0-8 in the 56th minute and Iveleary were now going well. In the 57th minute, Dave McCarthy won a ball on the right wing and it went on from William Buckley to Liam Wall and the latter found Pádraig Berhanu in full flight with a pinpoint pass. The goal which followed was one to savour and turned the game in Kilmurry's favour at the vital time. Greg Barrett added a point, Cathal Vaughan replied but Barrett capped a fine performance with another point to seal the victory.
Scorers: Kilmurry: W Buckley 0-4 (2f), P Berhanu 1-0, G Barrett 0-2, J Ryan, M Healy, D O'Halloran, D McCarthy 0-1 each. Iveleary: C Vaughan 0-5 (1f), K Manning, B Cronin 0-2 each, C Óg Jones, L Kearney 0-1 each.
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell, Eoin Barrett, Kevin Barrett, John O'Mullane: Liam Wall, William Barrett, Liam Long; David O'Leary, Marco Healy; David McCarthy, David O' Halloran (C), Jonathan Buckley; Joe Ryan, Greg Barrett, William Buckley. Subs: Pádraig Berhanu 51, Sean Curzon 61.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon; Ger O' Riordan, Daniel O' Riordan, Barry Murphy (C); Finbarr McSweeney Jnr, Kevin Manning, Patrick O' Riordan; Sean O' Leary, Barry O' Leary; Finbarr McSweeney Snr, Cathal Vaughan, Seanie Lehane; Brian Cronin, Ger McSweeney, Chris Óg Jones. Subs: James M O'Leary 24, Liam Kearney 28, Donal Cotter 40, Shane Galvin 45.
Referee: Mr David Murnane (Macroom).
Man of the Match: Marco Healy, Kilmurry

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Ballinora who defeated Blarney in the Muskerry Junior A Hurling Championship Final ©Lee Valley Outlook

MJK Oils Junior B Football Championship

Semi-final pairings: Inniscarra v Ballinora, Kilmurry v Donoughmore

Ballincollig Credit UnionJunior A Hurling Championship Final

Ballinora 1 – 15 Blarney 2 - 10
Ballinora are Muskerry Junior A Hurling Champions for the first time since 1997 after their narrow and hard earned win over Blarney at Ovens. Blarney were looking to capture the club's first Mid Cork Hurling title since 1993 and put up a fine display with what was a club second team. David Howard pointed an early '65' for Ballinora, Mark Cremin pointed a free for Blarney in reply. Howard again pointed for the winners but in the 10th minute, Mark Cremin scored a great goal to make it Blarney 1-1 Ballinora 0-2. Ballinora responded with a Darragh Corkery point, Vincent O'Mahony and Owen O'Connor pointed for Blarney but in the 20th minute, Ballinora's David Howard gave Richard O'Shea no chance in goal with a rasping ground shoit from close range, 1-4 to 1-3 for Ballinora. Mark Cremin and Howard exchanged points to leave the half time score Blarney 1-7 Ballinora 1-5.
Ballinora quickly levelled the game in the opening minutes of the second half through Howard and Darragh Holmes. Blarney's Sean Crowley and Cremin pointed to give Blarney a two point lead again. Back came Ballinora with two points from Holmes and another from Howard in the 43rd minute to take the lead but Blarney then struck for their second goal, this one from Eugene McCarthy in the 45th minute to leave the score at Blarney 2-9 Ballinora 1-10. Points from Howard and Holmes levelled the scores but Eugene McCarthy pointred to put Blarney back in front in the 53rd minute. Ballinora finished strongly with two points from Darragh Holmes and David Howard pointed a free to close the scoring. Boy, did Ballinora rejoice at the final whistle!
Ballinora: Barry Crowley; James Lordan, Brendan Hourihan, Tomas McGrath: Mike Lordan, Patrick Cronin, Conor Murphy: Alan O'Shea, Pat Fitton: Michael Murphy (capt.), Kevin Murphy, Darragh Corkery: Darragh Holmes, Conor Brosnan, David Howard. Sub: Brian Murphy ht., Alan O'Neill 49.
Blarney: Richard O'Shea: Stephen O'Brien, Daniel Cronin, Wayne Shine: Vincent O'Mahony, Conor O'Reilly, Donal O'Neill: Sean Crowley, Anthony O'Shea: Eugene McCarthy, John Daniel Good, Owen O'Connor: Conor Forde, Mark Cremin, Michael John Shine. Subs: Stephen Sheedy 30, Kevin Cremin 52, Sean Twomey 58.
Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwin, Éire Óg.

County Junior Hurling Championship quarter final:

Mayfield 3 –23 Ballinora 0-11

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Cloughduv who defeated Blarney in the Muskerry Junior B Hurling Championship final at Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship

Semi Finals:
Ballincollig 0-7 Cloughduv 5 - 15
Blarney 2 - 7 Inniscarra 1 – 9

Final: Cloughduv 2 – 16 Blarney 1 – 8
Played as the curtain raiser to the Junior Football final at Macroom, this game turned out as forecast, the Cloughduv second team being far too accomplished for the Blarney third team. Blarney played with the wind in the first half but were led at the break by 1-8 to 0-3, the Cloughduv goal scored by Kevin Walsh. With the strong wind behind them Cloughduv continued to control maters but Blarney did not capitulate and played sportingly to the end. Kevin BarryMurphy had the second Cloughduv goal while Tomas Barrett scored the Blarney goal.
Cloughduv: Tadgh McCarthy: Peter Kelleher, Jerry Murphy, Luke McCarthy: Barry Walsh, Michael Dunne, Luke O'Shea: Ger Ahern, Padraig Hinchion: Kevin BarryMurphy, Ciarán Canty, Denis O'Sullivan: Tadgh O'Riordan, Michael Deasy, Kevin Walsh. Subs: Ger Lynch and Sean Twomey.
Blarney: Niall Hayes: Mark Phelan, Daniel O'Donovan, Darragh McPolin: Cian O'Mahony, Sean McSweeney, Eoin Mullane: Cormac O'Mahony, Tomas Barrett: Colm Sheehan, Padraig O'Connell, Dan McSweeney: Donal O'Leary, Brian Jordan, Edward Hurley.
Referee: Mr Brendan BarryMurphy, Aghabullogue.

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Cloughduv captain, Denis O'Sullivan, accepting the Muskerry Junior B Hurling Championship trophy from John Feeney, Chairman Muskerry Board. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Farho Intelligent Heating U21 A Hurling Championship

Semi Finals: Cloughduv v Éire Óg, Ballincollig v Aghabullogue.

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Éire Óg U13 premier 2 football county champions, defeating Cobh in the final ©Pat Sheehan.

Macroom Juvenile G.A.A.

Under-10 Macroom hosted the annual U-10 Padraig Dervin Blitz in conjunction with an inaugural U-9 Blitz. Aghabullogue, Dromtariffe and Duarigle Gaels were the visiting clubs. The tournament was run in a league format, with all teams playing each other - 3 games for each team - and matches were 11-a-side, with the top 2 proceeding to a final. Macroom had 20 players in attendance and started well with a good win against Aghabullogue. They lost narrowly to Dromtariffe and Duarigle Gaels, finishing 3rd in the group. A very strong Duarigle Gaels won the final.
Under 9 Blitz Report: This too was run on a league format and in parallel with the U-10 games. Again matches were 11-a-side. Macroom had a panel of 14 players. They had big wins against Aghabullogue and Dromtarriffe and had qualified for the final after 2 games. Duarigle Gaels was the opposition in the final but Macroom conceded 4 goals in the first half. They put in a huge effort in the 2nd period, reducing the deficit to 2 goals, but couldn't close the gap any further. They deserve great credit for their mighty effort in the second half.
In what was a fantastic morning of football, Duarigle won both competitions. All the boys enjoyed themselves and performed well. Tony O'Sullivan brilliantly organized the day and he had great support from fellow coaches, committee members and parents

Éire Óg Updates

Our U10 team recently played the final match of the mid Cork Summer League against Douglas . The first half was evenly contested with all the girls giving a great performance. At half time Eire Óg led 1:1 to 0:1, after playing with a slight breeze. In the second half Eire Óg settled well and after strong defending, came away with a 3:2 to 1:1 victory. Well done to all the girls involved: Grace Harris, Lydia Young, Maebh McGoldrick, Gemma Young, Clodagh Dillon, Eabha Healy, Orlaith Cremin, Phobe Warton, Aine Herlihy, Saoirse Moyihan, Amy Slattery, Leah Sheehan, Lisa Murphy, Kate O Riordan, Jessica power, Genny O Sullivan, Laura Healy, Ali Hayes, Julie White, Emma Healy, Claire O Regan Shannon Sheehan.

Laochra Óg

8th September. U16 "C" Hurling League took place between Laochra Óg and Grenagh at Coláiste Gobnatan Ballyvourney. Laochra Óg were not able to overcome a stronger Grenagh side. Final score was Grenagh 3 – 19 and Laochra Óg 3 – 06. Thanks to everyone who made the trip to support the team; to team sponsor, Deasy's Pharmacyand to Coláiste Gobnatan for the use of their facilities.
7th September. U12 league. Laochra Og 3-5. Whitechurch 0-1. U12s finished out the league campaign in style with a fine win in blustery conditions in Whitechurch. Playing with the wind in opening half, Luke Duggan came from centre back to slot over a fine opening score. Roisin Murphy added a second shortly after. James Slattery then scored a long range free. Against the wind in the second half, Brian Healy took centre stage and bagged 3 goals, two from play and one from an unstoppable 20 meter free. A fine overall performance to close out the season. Well done to all players and parents for travelling. Thanks to Whitechurch for a good sporting game and our sponsor Astra Systems.
Camogie for beginners - girls born 2004/05/06. Location Teerbeg for 4 weeks from Tuesday 13th from 6.15 to 7.15. Helmets available to be loaned out, limited amount of hurleys available, bring your own where possible. Great opportunity to give it a try. To book a place contact 087 9437272 before Saturday with name, age and if a hurley is required.

Clondrohid G.A.A.

Under 16 B Football Championship. On Sept 3, Clondrohid travelled to Killeagh to play the home team in championship first round. Availing of wind advantage in the first half and playing good football, Clondrohid led at half time by six points. Against the wind in the second half, a battling performance was needed to secure the win. Final Score: Clondrohid 3 – 9 Killeagh/ St. Ita's 2 – 7.
Squad: Sean Desmond (Captain) , Dean Burke , Stephen Ryan, Joseph Buckley, Thomas O'Connor, Brian Murphy, Cathal Creedon, Callum O'Shea, Tiernan Quinn, Eddie Duggan, Micheal Buckley, Jer Kelleher, Fionn Heffernan, Ciarán O'Leary, Jerome Healy, George Lowrie, Conor Murphy, J.K Long, Conor Dineen.
Clondrohid U10s travelled to Kenmare to take part in the Mike Maybury Memorial Tournament. Clondrohid travelled with 2 teams - 1 cup team & 1 shield team. The cup team played 4 games and the shield team played 5. The boys & girls should be extremely proud of themselves and played some of their best football in their final games. Well done to all involved.
Clondrohid U9 &U10s continued their unbeaten run in the autumn league when both Clondrohid teams won their respective matches. They played Aghabullogue away and the performance of both teams was impressive

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Aghabullogue Under 14 footballers who won the East Region B championship ©Peter Dineen

Macroom Ladies Football

Macroom Ladies football has had a busy and successful year. Following on from the U14 girls winning out the B2 League earlier in the year, the first piece of silverware for the club, the summer has been very busy with lots of challenging and successful games and teams going from strength to strength. This came as a result of a lot of hard work and dedication by all.
Minor matches are now in full swing, with the Macroom Minors off to a good start with a competitive game against St. Michael's, though narrowly defeated, 2-8 to 4-10. U16 and U14 Autumn leagues are also coming up. The u13 girls put in a great effort in the Summer league and reached the semi-final, with a narrow defeat to Shamrocks 4-02 to 2-06. The U8 girls also played a great game recently against St. Val's in Carrigadrohid. Well done to all teams, coaches and helpers. More support and help is always appreciated. Thank you also to those who collected the Lidl vouchers as Macroom Ladies Football won the recent €1000 sponsorship. Best of luck to all teams in upcoming games.

Macroom FC

Macroom A have qualified for the Quarter Finals of the Mossie Linnane League Cup, after emerging unbeaten from their five team group. Having beaten Greenwood and drawn with both Innishvilla and Pearse Celtic, Macroom knew a win over near neighbours Coachford would guarentee a place in the last eight. This game was played at the Town Park and following a scoreless first half, the home side completely took over and a Darren Kelly hat trick sealed a comfortable 3-0 win. This youthful Macroom side is showing some real promise and there were great performances from Alan Quinn, Declan O' Riordan, Craig Ronan and Robert Healy.
After five league games in Division 3, Macroom B sit mid table with six points after beating Knocknaheeny Utd, drawing with Grattan Utd, Central Rovers and Los Zarcos, and suffering defeat against Temple Utd. In the AOH Cup 2nd round, the second team were away to Greenwood B last weekend. This was an amazing game as it looked all over when Greenwood led 3-0 at half time. Macroom came back into the game in the second period with Jack O' Donovan scoring twice to make it 3-2. Greenwood scored again but Macroom responded ( O' Donovan securing his hat trick) but the home side once again went further ahead; the scoreline was now 5-3 to Greenwood with six minutes remaining. O' Donovan pulled one back late on and deep into injury time Danny Kelleher headed home to send the game to extra time. The further 20 minutes produced only one more goal with Jack O' Donovan scoring his fifth to give Macroom a crazy 6-5 victory and entry into the hat for round three.
The Schoolboy section of the club have had some excellent results in the last week:
Under 13 Premier: Macroom 2 Lakewood 1.
Under 13 Div 5: Corinthians 2 Macroom 4.
Under 16 Div 1: Fermoy 0 Macroom 3.
Youths result: Macroom 5 College Corinthians 0.
Registration night for Boys Under 8 and Under 7 will take place at Murrayfield Clubhouse on Friday 16th of September from 5.15pm - 6.30pm. This registration is for boys born in 2009 and 2010.
Training will start on the 23rd of September in Murrayfield and times will be confirmed shortly. Any parents willing to help out would greatly appreciated. John Ronan (087)6458323

Ballincollig Basketball Club

Provisional Training times: (Boys) U9/10 Friday's 5-6pm; U11 Wednesday 5-6pm;; U12 Thursday 5-6pm; U13 Monday 5-6pm & Wednesday 6-7pm; U14 Monday & Thursday 6-7pm; U16 Monday & Wednesday 7-8pm /Thursday 8-9pm U18 Monday & Wednesday 8-9pm U20 Wednesday Div 1 Monday/Thursday Div 2 Monday/Wednesday.
(Ladies) U9 Saturday 10.00 - 11.00 U11/12 Saturday 11.00 - 12.45 U14 Tuesday 5-6.15pm U16 Friday 7.30-9.00pm U18 Tuesday 6.15- 7.30pm & Sunday 6-8pm Senior Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm & Sunday 6-8pm Div 1 Tuesday 8.45-10.00pm & Sunday 6-8pm
Used Clothing Collection Autumn is the time for spring cleaning! Ballincollig Basketball Club are having a Used Clothing Collection during the month of September. Get all those old clothes, bed linen, curtains, lap-tops and mobile phones down to Ballincollig Basketball Club. Items will be accepted on Saturdays in the Sportlann at Coláiste Choilm from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on September 10th, 17th and 24th. This is open to anyone in Ballincollig and not just club members.
Annual Church Gate Collection on the weekend of 17th and 18th of September at all Masses in Ballincollig. We look forward to your support for the club at this time as the collection is an important part of our fundraising for the year. Any members or parents who can assist us with this collection are asked to contact Ken Quinn on 086/1636035.
New Members 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. or just come along to a training session to try out the sport.

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Prizewinners in the Lady President's Prize (Mary Golden) at Macroom Golf Club ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Golf Club

Men's Club: Week 1. Seniors: 1st Tom Fitzgerald (13), Jim O'Connell (20), Liam Murphy (25) 43.2
NBS open singles: 1st Ml Lillis (17) 43 pts, 2nd Sean Twomey (8) 40 pts. Hole in one Sean Twomey
Club singles 1st Robert O'Keeffe (9) 41 pts, 2nd Alan Moriarty (3) 41 pts.
Week 2. NBS 8th Sept 1st.Tim O'Callaghan (12) 41pts 2nd. Dan O'Brien (9) 36pts
Nutricia Irl Senior Scratch Cup css 72 1st.Ian Spillane (+1) Mallow 71 2nd James Sugrue (+2) Mallow 74 Best Nett:Alan Moriarty(2) Macroom 74
Club Singles css 69 1st.T Fitzgerald (12) 40pts 2nd E Kennedy (11) 39pts 3rd P Fitton(10) 39pts
Fixtures. Thurs 15th Sept NBS Grand Final @ 2pm Shotgun start. Fri 16th SuperValu Seniors Grand Final @ 1pm Timesheet. Sat Monthly Medal Sun Open Singles s/f
Ladies Club. Lady President Mrs Mary Golden's Prize Sept.4th. 18-hole Stroke ILGU Medal
Winner- Geraldine Cullinane (33) 65net 2nd- Kitty Horgan (20) 69net. On B/9 Best Gross- Ber O'Shea (9) 78 gross. Silver 1st- Aoife Buckley (19) 69 net 2nd Mary Lehane (19) 70 net 3rd- Mary C O'Brien (20). 72 net Bronze 1st Margaret Keating (30) 70 net 2nd- Deirdre Galvin (21) 72 net 3rd- Kathleen Sheehan (23). 73 net 4th- Diana Barry (22) 74 net 5th- Cait Breathnach (31) 75 net Silver F9- Yvonne Courtney (20) 32 net B9- Bernie McGrath (14). 34 net Bronze F9 Noreen O'Sullivan (28) 35 net B9 Sheila Coughlan (26) 37 net Best 36- Satty O'Riordan (36) 82 net Putting- Joan Meagher (28) 31 putts. On B/9 9h S/F- Nora Corkery (39) Past Captain- Kitty Horgan (20). Committee Prize- Margaret Buckley (20) 77 net Granny Prize Margaret Walsh (17) 74net.
President Mr. George Desmond's Prize to ladies. Sun.11th September
Winner- Ber O'Shea (9). 37pts 2nd- Eileen O'Leary (25) 33pts Best Gross - Eileen Healy (11) 22pts gross Silver- 1st Frances Wood (16) 32pts 2nd. Sinead Lynch (20) 30pts 3rd Tess Kelleher (16) 29pts Bronze-1st Mary Creed (34) 30pts 2nd Diana Barry (22) 30pts 3rd Maura Forde (25) 29pts 4th Noreen O'Sullivan (28 28pts 5th Eileen Corkery (33 27pts Silver- Front 9 Rose Beamish (16) 15pts Back 9. Kitty Horgan (19) 17pts Bronze- Front 9 Eileen Kelly (22) 16pts Back 9 Anne Kelleher (29) 16pts CSS 73. R/O