Lee Valley Outlook Nov. 10 2016 v13e23

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Lee Valley Diary

FREE PARKING for 2 hours in Macroom during December.
Flower and Garden Club Gala Charity Christmas Demonstration Thurs 10th Nov Coolcower House 8.00p.m.
"Anseo is Ansiúd" exhibition opening at 5:00 p.m. on Thurs Nov 10th at the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne.
Kilmichael Ladies' Soccer Afternoon Tea at Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra, Sat, Nov 12, 2-5pm.
Pantomonium children's rehearsal in Macroom G.A.A Pavilion on Sun Nov 13, 3 – 4p.m.
'Ceol an Gheimhridh Chorcaí' i gCill na Martra, Sun Nov 13 at 10a,m.
Macroom Ploughing Club social in Fernhill House, Clonakilty on Fri Nov 18
Masseytown Community Table Quiz in Mary Anne's on Sat 19th Nov at 9pm.
Crookstown Céilí on Sat 19th Nov at 9.30 p.m.
St. Mary's Transition Year Drama, "West Cork Story", in Clondrohid Community Hall Nov. 24th and 25th
Kilmurry Active Retirement Yoga Classes from Fri Nov 25th in Kilmurry Museums 7.30
Clondrohid GAA A.G.M on Fri Nov 25th at 8pm.
Donoughmore Macra Christmas coffee morning in Stuake Community Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Charity
Shane Murphy Memorial Cup Poc Fada. 12:00 p.m, Sunday, 27th Nov.
Macroom Christmas Lights and Market Fri, Dec 2nd from 6p.m. in Square.
Pat Short Comedy Show in Riverside Park Hotel, Fri. Dec. 2 at 8.30pm.
Kilbarry N.S. presents Fr Liam Lawton in concert on Fri Dec. 2 at St Colman's Church, Macroom at 8pm.
The Olde School House Drama Group in Shanacashel Hall, Kilmichael, Dec. 3, 4 and 9 at 8pm.
Masseytown Christmas Frolics. 5 pm on Sun 4th Dec
Kilmurry Active Retirement Christmas party, Castle Hotel Blarney, Tue 6th Dec 7.30p.m.
Special Christmas Market in Macroom Square, on Tues Dec 13th
Pantomonium in Macroom. Jan 6, 7 and 8, 2017.
Macroom Park Run every Saturday at 9.30a.m. from Sports Complex in Castle Grounds.

Cinema at the Castle Hotel

River Runner Mon 14th Nov at 8:30pm
A Doctor's Sword Mon 28th Nov at 8:30pm

Events in the Riverside Park Hotel

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.
Pat Shortt – 'How's Tings'. Fri. 2nd Dec at 8:30pm – Tickets €28.
Louise Morrissey – 30th Dec at 8;00pm.
Lisa McHugh 5th March 2017 at 8:00pm – Tickets €18.

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

Christmas Comes Early

Macroom Christmas Market is on Friday, December 2nd in the Town Square, starting at 6pm. The Market will consist of about 25 stalls selling Christmas crafts and gifts and seasonal foodstuffs. For the children, who always enjoy this magic night in Macroom, there will be a carousel and the balloon man and a variety of Disney characters will attend. The official switch on of the Christmas lights will take place at 7,00pm and live music will be provided by the Dynamics Showband. Businesses will be open late, offering up to 20% special discount promotions on Friday December 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Thursday, December 8 . To finish off the night, the Briery Gap Theatre presents the Pat Short Comedy Show, 'How's Things', in Riverside Park Hotel, starting at 8.30pm. The Lee Valley Enterprise Board will again be running two Free draws with 10 prizes of €50 vouchers in each draw. The first draw is on Friday, December 2nd and the second will take place on Saturday, December 17th. Tickets will be available in all members stores.
The Blarney/Macroom Municipal District Council will also be promoting a Special Christmas Market on Tuesday December 13th in the Town Square.
There will be free parking in Macroom during the month of December, with the 2 hour regulation still being enforced. Piped Christmas Music will be played around the town in the lead up to Christmas.
The Enterprise Board Motto again this Christmas is'Keep Your Business in Macroom to Keep Macroom in Business.'

Masseytown Christmas Frolics.

Masseytown Community Action Group is once again preparing for the Christmas frolics! The busy Committee is at the moment negotiating for the purchase of additional lights to adorn the street and surrounding area. The lights are scheduled to be turned on at 5 pm on Sunday 4th December by dual Cork player Briege Corkery. Once again Santa Claus has given assurances that he will attend together with Mrs. Claus and some of his elves. There will be carol singing, face painting, treats for the children and mulled wine and mince pies for the adults.
To defray the cost involved, the Committee is holding a table quiz in Mary Anne's on Saturday 19th November, starting at 9pm. Entry for a table of four will be €20. Based on last year's success, a great night is assured! Members are currently selling raffle tickets, with a book of 3 tickets for €5 or €2 per ticket. The draw will be made at Mary Anne's as part of the turning-on-of-the-lights event on December 4th. Terrific prizes to be won.
The Committee wishes to express gratitude to Cork County Council, Tidy Towns, Lee Valley Enterprise Board and the Men's Shed for their help throughout the year.
Halloween. We had a great turn out for our recent Halloween gathering. All the smallies thoroughly enjoyed our Shadow Puppet Show which was a great success. Thanks to Bernice Corcoran for all her work in putting the puppet show together..

Flowers for Christmas

Macroom Flower & Garden Club will host a Gala Christmas Floral Demonstration on Thursday 10th of November at Coolcower House at 8.00p.m. The demonstration will be given by Candy Holten from Ardee, Co. Louth. Candy is the current Chairperson of the Association of Floral Artists and is both a Judge and Demonstrator. There are a limited number tickets available and the event is supporting The Irish Association for Cancer Research and Local Charity. All are welcome with doors opening at 7 p.m. Please contact 087-982108 for further information. All exhibits will be raffled and it is an event not to be missed.
Delegates travelled to the AOIFA Council meeting in Dublin on November 3rd and brought back plenty of ideas for Club activities and craft ideas for Christmas and Winter months.

Macroom Ploughing A.G.M.

This A.G.M was held in Coolcower House on November 7. Evelyn Casey R.I.P was very much on the minds of all present, as Evelyn, the Casey family and Coolcower House has been the anchor house to Macroom Ploughing for years. A glowing tribute to Evelyn was paid on the night. Her sister, Bernie, thanked the ploughing association for their guard of honour at Evelyn's removal. She said Evelyn would be so embarrassed but so proud. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
All officers were returned for another year. A social in Fernhill House in Clonakilty on Friday night, November 18, is being organised by West Cork Ploughing to celebrate all the winners West Cork had at the National Ploughing held in Tullamore. Macroom club is very proud of their achievements: Matthew Coakley (Treasurer) came 1st in the 3 Furrow and Jerh Delaney 1st in the U 40 Horse Class and his father, JJ. Delaney, came 2nd in the Special Horse Class, so a lot to celebrate. Connie Buckley (Chairman) said that it takes a lot of hard slogging to get to the top position, so well done to one and all. Tickets for this celebration are available from Rosemarie (Secretary) on 0872827092. Hope to see you all there.

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St. Mary's Transition Year students prepare for their show - "West Cork Story" which runs in Clondrohid, Nov 24, 25. ©An Scoil

St Mary's Updates

Careers and Course Evening at St. Mary's Oct 27th was an extremely successful night and all students benefitted greatly from the event. In attendance were: University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, ,Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick Mary Immaculate Limerick, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Waterford Institute of Technology, St. John's College of Further Education, Mallow College of Further Education and Cork College of Commerce. In addition to this, we had a diverse range of careers and courses represented on the night by either students who are pursuing these courses at present, or by people who are working in the field. Students had an opportunity to talk to representatives from the colleges about the course and then also get a feel for what the course is like from the students. It was an invaluable experience for our students. They had the opportunity to gather information which will aid them in the career decision-making process. Over seventy past pupils returned on the evening, in addition to the third level institutions. St. Mary's would like to sincerely thank all those who came and gave so generously of their time to advise and help our students choose the correct path for them.
Career Options. Fifth year students attended a careers exhibition in Rochestown Park Hotel and found it very beneficial. They collected plenty of material to aid them with their career decision making journey over the next two years. Fifth and sixth year students travelled to Limerick to attend Open Days at University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate and L.I.T. They returned very motivated and enthusiastic as they hope to gain the relevant points necessary for the courses of choice in Limerick.
Fish Demonstration. Breda Clancy, from Clancy's Fresh Fish Macroom, visited the school recently. We would like to sincerely thank her for giving a very insightful and engaging fish demonstration to all the 2nd and 4th year students. Breda showed the girls various ways that a nutritious food source like fish can be cooked and presented.
Basketball. St. Mary's Basketball teams have been training hard every Wednesday and have had a number of competitive games recently. The U-16 team had a fine win in Neptune stadium over their counterparts from St. Aloysius. Unfortunately, the 1st year team was not so successful against St. Aloysius, losing narrowly in a closely fought game. Following this, both the U-16 and U-19 teams suffered heavy home defeats to very strong opposition from Ballincollig. Training continues with Coach, Paul Keohane, in preparation for the remaining pool games and we are hopeful of further successes in the next round.
Football. Our Senior footballers began their championship campaign against St. Brigid's, Killarney. Despite the girl's best efforts and some great scores, St. Brigid's proved too strong and ran out winners on a score line of 4-16 to 4-9. The group is still all to play, with games against Carrigaline Community School and Boherbue Comprehensive School in the coming weeks. Hard luck to our U-14 ½ footballers who were beaten by a very strong Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon. The girls tried hard until the end but unfortunately, came out on the wrong side of the result. We now face Sacred Heart Clonakilty in our final group game.
Transition Year. Fourth year students are rehearsing in earnest for their Transition Year Show, "West Cork Story". Some rehearsals will be in Clondrohid Community Hall where the production will be staged on Nov. 24th and 25th
Enterprise Town Event: Six students from St. Mary's - Aoife Foley, Eilish Galvin, Eva Long, Carolyn O'Donovan, Aoibhe Murphy and Sarah Doyle - with the help of their business teachers, Ms O'Donoghue and Ms Desmond, created an exhibition of the school to showcase at the Macroom Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Event on Friday, 14th October. It was a great way to appreciate the businesses and community initiatives in our town. The event allowed our students to showcase all of the activities and achievements of our school. We also used it as an opportunity to inform the local community of our 150th celebration events that will be taking place during this academic year. Lots of past pupils who were at this event enjoyed looking through the old photos that the students brought along on the night.
Sport: The PE department recently organised a training session from the Munster Ladies Football Council to promote and develop Ladies Football in our school and locality. Twenty Fourth year students took part in a full day football coaching course to further improve their own coaching skills. The course comprised of a mixture of classroom based theory and practical application in the sports hall.
Despite valiant efforts the First Year and U-19 basketball teams lost their recent games against strong opposition from Crosshaven.
The Junior football team played the girls from the Sacred Heart, Clonakilty. A massive well done to the girls who had a great win in a tightly fought battle. A superb first half proved crucial in a hard fought three-point win. Well done girls!
Shoebox Appeal 2016: The shoeboxes we put together reach even the poorest and most remote places around the world from Africa to Romania. For children who feel as though they have been forgotten, our kindness shows them that they are not. Our shoeboxes show God's care for them – and bring a ray of hope...with lots of excitement and laughter too. We'll be joining people taking part throughout Ireland. We are delighted to be able to showcase the generosity of our students every year.
Díospóireacht an Phiarsaigh. Ghlac triúr dalta ón dtriú bliain, Katie Ní Shíocháin, Hannah Ní Dhonnabháin agus Sarah Wynroe, páirt i mbabhta díospóireachta eagraithe ag Gael-Linn, i nDúglas ar an 24ú Deireadh Fómhair. Ba é an rún a bhí á phlé ná "gur ceart deireadh a chur leis na Cluichí Oilimpeacha." D'ullmhaigh siad óraidí lena múinteoir, Aoife Ní Dhonnabháin, i gcoinne an rúin. D'éirigh go hiontach leis na cailíní agus bhain siad taitneamh agus tairbhe as an dtaithí.

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Group of senior cycle students from McEgan College with their guidance counsellor, Mary B. Manning, at University of Limerick open day ©An Scoil

McEgan College Updates

Visit to Killarney National Park.As part of the TY programme, we had an Ecology class at Killarney National Park, one of our most scenic treasures and right on our doorstep. The students participated in a wide range of nature activities such as investigating habitats and wildlife first hand, and we were lucky enough to see some of the wild animals of Ireland's premier National Park. The students examined bogland, woodland and freshwater habitats. The trip also included boating on Killarney's lakes and going through the Gap of Dunloe, where we saw evidence of the geology and glacial geography of the area. Ecology is becoming an important part of the leaving certificate syllabus and it was great to be able to cover the fieldwork so comprehensively in one day.
Maths Week. Another fun filled Maths Week has been completed. The whole week had an emphasis on maths with much of it taught and experienced in different ways within a broad array of subject areas. The students had the opportunity to explore and investigate maths through planned lessons, practical activities and games. Students enjoyed researching famous mathematicians and getting involved in activities such as 'Puzzle solvers', 'Chess Club', 'Khan Academy', 'A community based Maths Trail' and 'Puzzle of the Week' to name but a few! Even the staffroom was enjoying the buzz; Teachers were hotly debating maths puzzles and teasers over lunchtime. As always, the success of Maths Week relies heavily upon the planning and organisation of our staff and in particular, the maths department. A massive thank you to all the students and teachers for getting involved and helping to make the week so successful. We are looking forward to next year already.

Macroom Library

Macroom Library Staff greatly regrets the delay in resumption of full services. In the interim, a mobile library visits the Mart car park every Thursday, from 10am until 4 pm. Books, even those borrowed from other branches, may be exchanged there.
In the recent Primary Schools Library Quiz held in McEgan College, Ballyvongane team won. St Colman's came 2nd and Dromleigh 3rd.
N.B. Contrary to a recent newspaper report, a library spokesperson has stated that library stock was not destroyed in the Theatre fire in May. The books were sent for 'decontamination' and will be restored to stock.

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Standing ovation at Cork Opera House for the cast of 'Murder at Shandy Hall – the Musical'. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Entertainment at Riverside Park

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.

Pat Shortt – New Live Show! 'How's Tings'. 2nd December at 8:30pm – Tickets €28.

Louise Morrissey – 30th December at 8;00pm. One of Ireland's vocal treasures. Tickets €20

Lisa McHugh 5th March 2017 at 8:00pm – Tickets €18.

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.

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Legal Eagles at Cork Opera House c Lee Valley Outlook

Movies at the Castle Hotel

River Runner. Local Cork film based on the environmental challenges facing the River Lee and Gearagh! Solutions to these problems are also explored. Special introduction from Director Declan O' Mahony. Mon 14th November at 8:30pm
A Doctor's Sword In conjunction with Sulán Film Society. Mon 28th Nov at 8:30pm. A beautifully made and heartfelt documentary about a Co. Cork World War Two Veteran.
Admission to each film €5, all screenings at 8:30pm. Free nibbles courtesy of SuperValu. Please see website for further information.

Circus Pantomonium

The Briery Gap is still out of commission but the show goes on and Manager, Anne Dunne, and her loyal group of assistants plan to present Pantomonium on January 6, 7 and 8, 2017. More details in future issues of the Lee Valley Outlook. A children's rehearsal will be held in the G.A.A Pavilion in the Castle Grounds on Sunday, November 13, 3 – 4p.m.
Adults and teenagers are asked to contact the Box Office 026 41917 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local TV Programmes

Local Television (LTV) has been back on air since November 2, LTV 1 may be viewed every Wednesday and LTV 2 every Thursday at 9.30p.m. Repeats of both programmes will follow the Sunday special at 5.30p.m. on the following Sunday.
Sun. Nov. 13: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special. Annual Mass at Carrigastyra Famine Graveyard 2016. 6.30p.m. Daniel Kingston Memorial Run 2016 in Macroom. Scoraiocht from the Burke home in Cill na Martra 1984. Repeat of Wed. and Thurs. programmes
Wed. Nov. 16: 9.30 p.m. News and Sport. 9.50. Music, song and dance from Crowley's Bar, Carriganimma 1987.
Thurs. Nov. 17. 9.30p.m. Star Trax Studio Concert 2016.
Sun. Nov. 20: 5.30 p.m. Sunday Special. Rosary at Clondrohid Grotto 2016. 6.30p.m. Repeat of Wednesday and Thursday programmes.
Wed. Nov. 23. 9.30 p.m. News and Sport. 9.50. Music, song and dance from Crowley's Bar, Carriganimma 1987 Part 2. ..
Thurs. Nov. 24. 9.30p.m. Donncha Sam Ballydesmond 2010.
Sun. Nov. 27: 5.30 p.m. Annual Mass at St. Gobnait's, Ballyvourney 2016. 6.30p.m. Repeat of Wednesday and Thursday programmes.


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"Anseo is Ansiúd" Ealaíontóiri Mhúscraí announces an exhibition of KCAT, Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent. The exhibition will open at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th at the Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne. KCAT is an art study centre that connects artists with learning disabilities with professional arts practitioners. All are most welcome!

Kilmichael Ladies' Soccer club is hosting an afternoon tea event in Dromey's Bar, Dromcarra, Kilmichael on Saturday, November 12, 2-5pm. Great prizes to be won in the raffle. Guaranteed to be a great day out. There will also be face-painting for the kids, so why not bring the whole family out. All money raised will go towards all the clubs in Kilmichael Soccer. Thanks for your support.

Crookstwn Céilí Club: Céilí on Saturday 19th November. Music by Donnie Nolan & Taylors Cross. Commencing at 9.30 p.m. All are welcome.

Kilmurry Active Retirement Yoga Classes starting Friday November 25th in Kilmurry Museums 7.30.

Kilbarry National School will be hosting a Christmas Concert Fundraiser with the renowned singing priest, Fr Liam Lawton, on Friday 2nd December at St Colman's Church, Macroom at 8pm. Tickets are €20 and are available at Toonsbridge Shop, Enchanted Flowers Macroom, Evelyn McSweeney's Shop Macroom, Macroom Garda Station or by calling Siobhan on 086 339 4574. Fr Liam Lawton is a multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter whose song, 'The Cloud's Veil', was used as part of all memorial services of the World Trade Centre disaster. His songs have been translated into six languages and he has performed in concert halls globally, including Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Hall.

The Olde School House Drama Group are performing a 3-act comedy, 'Separate Beds', in Shanacashel Hall, Kilmichael on Saturday 3rd Dec, Sunday 4th Dec and Friday 9th Dec at 8pm. For tickets please ring 0874347971.

Christmas party with Kilmurry Active Retirement, Castle Hotel Blarney, Tuesday 6th December, 7.30p.m. All welcome.

Town Park Entrance. Prior to its abolition, Macroom Town Council put monies aside to provide a new entrance to Macroom Town Park , near the Bridge, on New Street. Work on this entrance is now nearing completion and will give the area a much needed uplift.

Remember in November: Take the Short-Term Pledge for November for deceased family and friends who have gone before us, marked with the sign of Faith. Contact: Macroom PTAA: Joan Hallissey 026 41023 or Emer O'Leary 0863792924

Cancer Fundraiser. Three sisters who participated in Evening Echo Ladies Mini marathon presented a cheque to the Mercy Hospital for their Cancer Appeal. Brid, Helen and Anita Crowley, Ballingeary, decided to enter the mini marathon after their father, Donal, was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer. They wanted to raise much needed funds for the MercyCancer Appeal as the care their father is getting from all the staff in the Mercy has been unbelievable. They would also like to thank each and everyone for supporting and sponsoring them. Dr. Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist at the Mercy, was on hand to accept the cheque of €3870.

Macroom Ladies Football. Congratulations to the U14s Girls on defeating Donoughmore:10-5 to 2-2 in the U14 Autumn League final. 18 games played this season and the girls were undefeated. This was the result of exceptional commitment from all involved and saw the team winning both the Mid Cork Summer & Autumn 2016 leagues.

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto 23/10/2016: Jackpot €3,250. Numbers drawn 5, 8, 30.. No winner. €50 Norma O'Donnell C/O Làine Bar. €20 each: Judy Kenneally Ballinagree, Noreen Spillane Ballinagree, Gus Murphy Carrigadrohid, Martin Kelleher C/O Anvil Bar.
30/10/2016: Jackpot €3,400. Numbers drawn 1, 6, 19. No winner. €50 Noel Noonan Caherbaroule, €20 each: Connie Dennehy C/O Làine Bar, Donal O'Callaghan Rusheen, Theresa & Mort Lucey Inchelea, Caroline & Seàn Corkery Drombeg.

Canovee G.A.A. Lotto: October 23rd. Jackpot €8,450. Numbers Drawn 5,16.24.27. No winner. €50. Peg Kelleher, Cloughduv €25 each: Vera Harte, Aherla. Tadgh O'Neill c/o Castlemore Arms . €25 on line Ann Marie Lyons
October 30th Jackpot €8,600. Numbers Drawn 5,7,14,24 No winner. €50. James Murphy, Coachford. €25 Kevin O'Connor, Aherla TJ O'Sullivan, Aherla. €25 on line Karen Hynes

Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: 26/10/16. Jackpot €2.000. Winner. Michael Looney. Seller: Gerard Kelleher. €70 Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna. €20 each Sheila Buttimer, Coolcower. Laurence Dineen, 4 Millbrook Ave. Leo Hughes, Masseytown. Noreen Hurley, Castle St., Dunmanway.
2/11/16 Jackpot €1,000. No winner. €70 Ben Lyons, Clondroid. €20 each: Kate, Leah & Alice Buckley, Clonfadda. Paul Burke, 11 O'Mahony Pl. Jane & Harry Murphy, 52 New St. John Casey, Rusheen.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 25-10-2016. Jackpot €13,000. Winning Numbers 19-20-30. No Winner. €70 Don Lynch, Codrum €20 each: Tony Dinneen, Gurteenroe. Marguerite O'Riordan, Barrett Place. Elizabeth Well, C/O Evelyn Mc Sweeney. Naoh Mc Aufiffe, 4 Mill Lane, Macroom. Tadhg Cleig, Causeway, Co. Kerry.
1/11/2016- Jackpot €13,200. Winning Numbers 3-13- 14. No Winner - €70 Frankie Clarke, 52 St. Colman's Park, €20 each Margarett Duggan, Moulnahourney . Noel McCarthy, C/O Michael Burns. Macroom. Denis Moloney, Kilnagurteen, Tracy O'Callaghan, Cork Street, Stephen Kelly, Kilmichael.

Macroom FC. Lotto. 01/11/16 Jackpot €6,400Numbers drawn 2,5, 16.. No Winner €80 Pat Bonzo c/o Murray's. €20 each Maeve Deasy c/o Murray's. Tom Hayes c/o T.P.s. Edel McCauliffe c/o Evelyn. Imelda Healy c/o Corner Shop.
07/11/16, Jackpot €6,600 Numbers drawn 3, 28, 33 No Winner €80 Christina Dunton c/o June. €20 each John McCauliffe c/o Lars. Donal O' Riordan c/o Darrin. Alan Lynch c/o Murray's . Jer-Liz-Cha c/o Darrin.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 1/11/2016. Jackpot: €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 19 – 23. No Winner: €40 Nick Martin, €20 John Hogan, J.T. Roche, Ed Healy, Jillian O'Shea.
7/11/2016. Jackpot: €2,800. Numbers Drawn: 6 – 17 – 30. No Winner: €40 Mary Brennan, €20 Aoife O'Connell, Vera Herlihy, Dan Shine, Daniel Field.

Lee Valley Updates

Ceol agus Craic i gCill na Martra

Cill na Martra branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is to bring the organisation's winter gathering, 'Ceol an Gheimhridh Chorcaí', to the Gaeltacht for the first time on Sunday November 13 at 10a,m. Young musicians and dancers from across the county will compete in the local national school and community hall, while hundreds of visitors are set to throng the Mid-Cork village. Competitions will include Tráth na gCeist, Reed instruments (button accordion, piano accordion, concertina, pipes); wind (whistle and flute); strings (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harp); duets; quartets; English and Irish singing; recitation of a poem; storytelling; figure/céilí dancing (four-hand/eight-hand ladies and mixed); céilí bands, and set dancing. Age groups are under 13 and 13-17, as of January 1, 2016, and winners progress to the Munster final in Dromcollogher on February 5.

Clondrohid Updates

Development Group A very successful American Tea Party was held in Clondrohid Hall and the Development Group would like to thank all those who hosted tables and their invitedguests; those who contributed generously in donations and in buying tickets; those who donated items for the raffle and those who couldn't come on the night but gave their contribution. A special word of thanks to the businesses in Clondrohid and Macroom who each year give this Group a contribution, without which the Group would find it difficult to survive. Like every voluntary organisation, this Group at times feels their work and effort goes unnoticed, but when people and firms donate generously, it gives encouragement to keep going. They would like to thank the Hall Committee for the use of hall which is vital. A special word of thanks to Peter Lane for his sound equipment, everything is ' no problem' to Peter, he works away in the background. Thanks to Dan and Charlie for a great sing song and those who helped out in the kitchen, thank you. The amount raised on the night at the tables, in donations and tickets came to €2,370. The Group donated €200 to the recent Haiti Disaster fund. Any appropriate food left over on the night was given to The Penny Dinners in Cork, thanks to Gobnait. A very successful night, thanks.

Remembrance Mass: for the Holy Souls and those who passed away during the last year will take place in Clondrohid on Tuesday, Nov 15 at 7.30pm. Candles will be taken to the altar and lit in memory of those who passed away.. Everyone welcome.
Boxing champion: Congrats to Christina Desmond (Coolavokig, Lissacreasig),who won a bronze medal at the 7th World University Championships in Thailand in October. Michael O'Brien, President of the Cork Co. Boxing Board, said that Christina is the current Irish Elite Champion, and had done Irish and Leeside boxing proud. Well done and well deserved from all in Clondrohid.

Marriage Encounter Weekend: Lake Hotel Killarney Nov 18 to 20. Please ring 0876670418 or 0868334382 for more info.

Drama: The Transition Year Students from St. Mary's Sec School Macroom, are presenting 'West Cork Story ' in Clondrohid Hall on Nov 24 and 25. Tickets available from school office 026 41544. Adults €10, Students and OAP's €8.

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Dissension in the Book Club at Coachford Players production at Lee Valley Golf Club ©Lee Valley Outlook

Drama in Coachford

Coachford has a long and illustrious history of dramatic endeavour dating from the 1940s, through the never-to-be-forgotten pantomimes of the '60s and the 2016 crop of thespians is keeping the tradition alive and well. In recent weeks, actors from the area have been on stage in Macroom, in the Opera House, at Lee Valley Golf Club and on the Amateur Drama circuit.
Coachford Players have presented many classic plays and musicals over the years, and, in the past decade, have taken on Pub Theatre, presenting one act sketches, mainly comedy, in an informal setting and thereby encouraging new actors, writers and producers to get into the act.
In that genre, four one-act plays were staged at Lee Valley Golf Club recently, Three actors, Ann Kiely, Clare Leahy and Eleanor Lucey, performed in short sketches directed by Karolyne Dineen - The Bag Ladies and a very witty Coffee Shop, which highlights the difficulties involved in choosing from the plethora of designer coffees now on offer.
Men were mostly stage shy , but two fine specimen s, Pat Lehane and Willie Barrett, presented a hilarious if grossly inaccurate account of Canovee's All Ireland in The Journey of the Junior As by Ann Marie McCarthy. The final sketch was The Book Club of Little Witterington, directed by Anne Marie McMahon and featuring Grace and Grainne Donovan, Maura Lucey, Sue Alwyn and Raphaellla McFaul in a very polished presentation.
Meanwhile, Coachford Players were again setting out on the challenging national amateur drama circuit with a 40-minute play, Lovely Head, by Neil la Bute. The two actors involved are Peter Dineen and Louise Lyons and it is directed by Anthony Greene. In their first outing, at Kilmallock, they made a clear sweep, winning Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director. They now go on to Ringaskiddy, Cork Arts Theatre and Rossmore and hope to make it to the final in Dublin. Over the years, they have qualified for the final on three occasions and finished 3rd each time. This year, they are aiming for the top. They are backed by Eugene O'Sullivan on light/ sound and Willie Barrett on Set Design.

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Kathleen Creedon, Principal, speaking at the official opening of the new extension of Kilmurry National School by Minister Michael Creed ©Connie Cronin Photography

Berrings Updates

Garden of Remembrance. Berrings Community Association / Tidy Towns plan to officially open the 1916 Garden of Remembrance at Berrings Church Car Park on Sunday 13th November after 10.30 am Mass. All welcome and support for this special event would be appreciated.
Pride in our Community 2016. Berrings was awarded second place in the Best Maintained Project Category at the awards night held recently at The Oriel House Hotel..

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Daltaí ó Choláiste Ghobnatan ag Dánlann Crawford ar thuras ealaíne ©An Scoil

Giotaí ó Choláiste Ghobnatan

Turas Ealaíne. Chuaigh Blian a 4 ar chuairt go dtí dhá ghailearaí ealaíne i gCorcaigh. Ar dtús, an Danlann Crawford agus "Perceptions 2016" an t-ainm a bhí ar an taispeántas. Bhí an deis ag na daltaí caint le beirt ealaíontóir faoina bpíosaí agus an tslí a dhéanadar iad. Ansin, chuadar go dtí an Danlann Glucksman, agus taispeántas leis an téama "Into The Woods". Bhí turas acu timpeall an taispeántais agus bhí ionadh ar na daltaí go léir faoi na bealaí difriúla a thaispeánadh an téama.
Díolachán Píotsa. D'eagraigh Blian a 5 díolachán píotsa. Bhí costas euro amháin ar gach slise, agus chuaigh an tairgead bailithe go dtí Pieta House.
Daltaí ag Oireachtas na Samhna. Ghlac daltaí páirt i gcomórtaisí an Oireachtais i gCill Airne. Ghlac Eimear Ní Luasa agus Lucy de hÍde páirt sa chomórtas Agallamh Beirte 12-15; Bhuaigh Caitríona agus Méabh Ní Chonaill comórtas Agallamh Beirte 15-18, le Caitríona agus Liam Ó Conaill sa dara háit. Bhuaigh Liam duais liteartha chomh maith. Bhí daltaí ó Choláiste Ghobnatan páirteach i gCór Chúil Aodha agus Cór Chill na Martra chomh maith. Caitríona Ní Chonaill. Dalta na hIdirbhliana

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Daltaí agus cuairteoirí ó Rang a 6 ag Oíche Oscailte I Scoil Mhuire Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh ©An Scoil

Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh

Lá na nGarm Chuaigh bliain a cúig agus a sé go Lá na nGarm in Óstán Bhaile an Róistigh i gCorcaigh an 19ú lá de Dheireadh Fómhair. Bhí 62 coláiste ar fud na tíre agus ó Shasana chomh maith i láthair ar an lá.
Treodóireacht Bhí lá iontach ag bliain a cúig agus blian a h-aon i nGúgán Barra an 13ú lá de Mheán Fómhair ag treodóireacht sa bhforaois. Bhuaigh Aoife Ní Loingsigh, Micheáll Ó Críodáin agus Aodh Ó Súilleabháin an comórtas.
Oíche Oscailte Ar an 6ú lá de Dheireadh Fómhair, bhí Oíche Oscailte i Scoil Mhuire. Tháinig daltaí bunscoile ó Bhéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh, Beanntraí, An Chaolchoill agus Inse Geimhleach chun féachaint ar an scoil agus bhuaileadar le múinteoirí agus daltaí ón scoil. Bhí ceoltóir áitiúil, Conor Ó Súilleabháin, agus daltaí eile ag seinnt cúpla port ar an oíche. Bhain na cuairteoirí taitneamh as an oíche.
Eiceolaíocht Thug bliain a trí agus rang bitheolaíochta ó bhliain a cúig cuairt ar Pháirc Fiadhúlra Fóta ar an 11ú Deireadh Fómhair. D'fhoghlaimíodar faoin eiceachóras ar oileán Fota agus fuaireadar tuiscint níos fearr ar an eiceolaíocht. Bhí cead ag na daltaí dul timpeall na páirce ag féachaint ar na hainmhithe fiáine go léir ag deireadh an lae.
Eolaíocht Talmhaíochta. Ar an 14ú Deireadh Fómhair, chuaigh rang eolaíocht talmhaíochta ó bhliain a cúig, chuig feirm áitiúil. D'inis an feirmeoir dos na daltaí faoin slí ina oibríonn trealaimh feirme. Chuadar isteach i bpáirc agus thaispeáin an feirmeoir conas déileáil le caoirigh.
An Oireachtas. Tháinig Aindrias Ó Muimhneacháin TD ar cuairt ar an scoil ar an 14ú Deireadh Fómhair. Bhí sé ag caint leis na daltaí faoi chonas a oibríonn an Dáil agus an Seanad. Chomh maith bhí sé ag caint faoina pháirt féin sa Dáil.
Coláistí Luimní. Ar an 20ú de Dheireadh Fómhair chuaigh daltaí ó bhliain a sé go cathair Luimní chun cuairt a thabhairt ar na trí coláistí ann. Chuadar chuig Ollscoil Luimní ar dtús, ansan L.I.T. agus Coláiste Mhuire Gan Smál ar deireadh. Bhí timpeall 300 seastán do chúrsaí éagsúla ar thaispeáint in Ollscoil Luimní. Lá fada a bhí ann ach chabhraigh sé leis na daltaí a gcinneadh a dhéanamh dá dtodhchaí.
Maidin Caifé. Tháinig slua mór tar éis Aifrinn maidin Dé Domhnaigh an 9ú lá de Dheireadh Fómhair chuig an maidin caifé. D'éirigh leo na cístí go léir a dhíol ar an lá. Níor éirigh leis an dtobshiopa gach rud a dhíol ach fós, bhíodar an-rathúil. Thuill an mhaidin caifé i gCuan Barra thart ar €1,200 ar mhaithe leis an scoil.
Díospóireacht. Ghlac dhá fhoireann ón scoil páirt i gComórtaisí Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain le déanaí. Bhí an lá leis an bhfoireann sinsir agus chuadar ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile ach faraor, ní raibh an rath céanna ar an bhfoireann sóisir.

Macra Matters

Aghinagh Macra men and women teams travelled to Limerick on October 16th to represent Muskerry Macra at the national finals for the 7 a side football competition. The men's team won their group stage and the semi-final on the day. They went on to qualify for the final against local rivals, Ballinadee Macra from Carbery. Both clubs put up a tough fight but Aghinagh came out on top by 2 points and were declared national winners for 2016. Congratulations to team members John Lynch, (Captain) Kevin Cotter, Donagh O'Riordan, Ted O'Leary, Mathew McCarthy, Donagh McCarthy Micheal O'Connell and Diarmuid Crowley. The men were presented with medals and the perpetual shield.
Donoughmore Macra made history by becoming the first Cork club to win Macra na Feirme club of the year two years in a row. This is a great achievement. Well done to all involved. Club of the Year recognises Macra clubs' achievements throughout the year and is the highest accolade a club can achieve. This is Donoughmore Marca's second Club of the Year title in a row. It involved last year's top table participating in an interview two weeks ago and completing a presentation at this year's Rally in front of a large crowd. Runners up for Club of the Year were East Laois Macra, with Carrigaline Macra second runners up. The Donoughmore club were presented with a cheque of €500.
Donoughmore Macra also competed in the national final of Know Your Ag, while Diarmuid O'Connell and Sean Wallace competed in the Sheep Stock judging. The club would like to thank members, well-wishers and sponsor, Pat Barry's Bar, for support throughout the history of the club. Well done to the rally committee on such an impressive weekend of information and entertainment!
Novice debaters progressed to the Cork county semi-final against Clonakilty. Our Know Your Ag teams was successful in the Muskerry round. Well done to Alan Twomey, Diarmuid O'Connell, James Healy and Brian O'Reilly. They and Crookstown Macra went on to represent Muskerry in the National Final at the Rally on the October bank holiday weekend. Our Capers team travelled to Krakow as part of the prize winners trip. Our weekly sports night has been moved to the sports complex on Monday night at 9pm. All are welcome. Well done to Patrick Buckley who won the Muskerry round of welding and goes on to represent Muskerry at the National Final and our soccer teams who took part in the Muskerry round of soccer. Save the date. Donoughmore Macras annual Christmas coffee morning will take place at the end of November in Stuake Community Centre. All are welcome. All proceeds will go to the Motor Neuron Disease Charity.


Dómhnall Ó hÉalaithe 1933 – 2016

Básaíodh Dómhnall Ó hÉalaithe, na Muilínní, Cúil Aoha, ar an 28ú Deireadh Fómhair. Go raibh aige leaba i measc na Naomh. Fear Críostaí, cróga, macánta, fial, léannta abea é agus Gaeilgeoir den scoth. Is minic a scríobh sé giota suimiúl i nGaeilge binn Mhúscraí don Lee Valley Outlook. Bhí baint ag Dómhnall le filíocht, ceól, amhráin shaothair agus a leithéidí. Bhuaidh sé dhá dhuais ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge agus bhí sé ina Shaoi agus Éarlamh in Acadamh Fódhla.
Domhnall was the leading member of the Acadamh Staire and his research included the history of Baile Mhúirne; the origin and meaning of its logainmneacha;. documentation of gravestones in Reilig Ghobnatan and Cogadh na Talún. He wrote two very successful books – 'The Healy Story' which traces Healys in four continents and 'Memories of an Old Warrior', Jamie Moynihan's record of the War of Independence in West Cork. He also contributed countless articles to magazines and newspapers, as well as giving interviews on radio and television. Domhnall was regularly called upon to give an Irish oration in praise of past residents or visitors to the area. Now, a voice has been taken from us and we are left the poorer for his passing.
Deinimid comhbhron lena a dhriofuracha agus a ghaolta agus guímid go bhfuil sé fé shéan i ngáirdín Phárrthais i gcuideachtain a mhnaoi Susan agus a ghaolta is a cháirde uilig.

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Poulanassig Waterfall ©Doug Lucey

'A Muskerry Digest' Mullinhassig Mill, Wood & Waterfalls

By Doug Lucey.
Mullinhassig Wood straddles the townlands of Aghavrin, Aghabullogue and Shanavagha, Aghinagh, along the Glashagarriff River. It is located off the R618, 4km north-west of Coachford village, on the road to Bealnamorrive and Rusheen villages. The wood is a Coillte-owned property, open to the public, free of charge, and frequented by locals and visitors alike.
Mullinhassig is an anglicised form of Muileann an Easaigh , the 'Mill of the Waterfall'. The Mill was located a short distance upriver and was already there in 1654 - '56, when Cromwellian recorders noted its existence in the Civil Survey, describing it as the 'Mill of Assagh'. Two centuries later, milling continued at Mullinhassig. The 1848 and 1850 Valuation Office House Books refer to Denis Murphy occupying a boulting mill (22½ ft by 18ft) and tuck mill (17½ ft by 16 ft). Tucking (or fulling) involves the cleansing of fibre, such as wool, to eliminate dirt and impurities, and to make the textile thicker. This tuck mill was categorised as 'not new and slightly decayed', but in good repair, slated and built of stone or brick, with lime mortar. The adjoining boulting mill was categorised as relatively new and ordinary in finish, slated and similarly constructed of stone or brick, with lime mortar.
With technological and agricultural changes, creameries began to appear around mid-Cork. The 'Murphy tuckers' at Mullinhassig adapted to changing times, and the 1901 Census records John Murphy and Denis Murphy of Dromacullen, Aghinagh, as being a creamery manager and creamery hand respectively. The 1911 Census describes Denis Murphy as a creamery engine driver while John Murphy was creamery manager at Kilcoleman Creamery, in Aghabullogue. Today, a dwelling house and garden occupy the former mill site. But evidence of the area's milling history can be seen in early Ordnance Survey maps, and physically, in the remains of a mill races, sluice gate pillars, etc. Relations of the Murphy millers continue to reside locally, maintaining an ancestral link to the past.
Informational signage, down the road at Mullinhassig Wood car park, informs visitors they have arrived at Coill Pholl an Easaigh (Poulanassig Wood) and that Mullinhassig Waterfall is 0.75km away. Not exactly, for this is Coill Mhuileann an Easaigh (Mullinhassig Wood) and a short trek will bring the walker to Poulanassig Waterfall (which many people think of, and mistakenly refer to, as Mullinhassig Waterfall). It's all very confusing, and perhaps time for new signage! Mullinhassig Waterfall is out of sight, and actually adjoins the old mill site upriver. It can be heard when passing along the road, particularly in times of high water volume.
Two walking paths lead to Poulanassig Waterfall from the car park. The 'upper path' is flat, but occasionally muddy. It affords spectacular views of the wood, river and waterfall below, and ends shortly beyond the waterfall. Returning along the upper path brings you back to the car park. Appropriate footwear and care are recommended.
Walking along the lower path beside the Glashagarriff River (Glaise Garbh, 'rough stream'), we come to where 'Bowen's Pond' and 'Poulachorane Waterfall' were 19th century features in the Ordnance Survey map. Bowen's Pond may have been named for the landowning Bowen family of Oak Grove, Carrigadrohid. A lengthy channel, leading directly from this pond, seems depicted on the 1842 surveyed OS map. Bowen's Pond and Poulachorane Waterfall later disappeared, leaving a shallow area which is used for summer paddling by generations of youngsters. Above Poulanassig Waterfall is another pool, named as 'Good's Pond', and similarly depicted on the 1842 surveyed map. This was probably also used for irrigation and water supply by a local landowner. To be continued
Doug Lucey, from Coachford, Co. Cork, is a Fáilte Ireland approved and qualified Tour Guide for the Cork/Kerry region, and possesses a Masters Degree in Local History. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel 086-0456554.


Love your Bones with Good Nutrition

To mark World Osteoporosis Day, the National Dairy Council is calling on people to meet the recommended intake of three servings from the 'milk, yogurt and cheese' food group each day, as part of a balanced diet. The purpose of World Osteoporosis Day is to raise awareness about this debilitating, often silent condition. This year's campaign calls on the general public to take early action to protect their bone and muscle health in order to enjoy a good quality of life and independence in the future. At present, approximately 300,000 people in Ireland have Osteoporosis and one in two women and one in five men over 50 years will develop a fracture in their lifetime. Diet is a great place to start in taking some control to reduce fracture risk. Including good sources of calcium, protein and vitamin D as part of a balanced diet, in combination with weight-bearing exercise, can make an important contribution to bone health. It is essential to set the foundations for bone health throughout life. Both diet and exercise play key roles in ensuring that children and adolescents reach maximum peak bone mass, that adults maintain bone mass and that older adults limit the extent of age related bone loss. This will help to sustain mobility and independence in later life.

Helping your child with Maths

When it comes to helping children with maths, the biggest obstacle is often that parents are not sure of what to do or how to do it. The reality is that you don't have to haverecently studied maths to help your child; your attitude to maths can be one of biggest influences on your child's perception of maths. Do NOT let them hear you say 'I can't do maths' or 'I was never any good at maths in school'. Maths is not a gene and your child can do well! Parents need to use everyday opportunities to highlight how maths is all around us and get children thinking mathematically.
Looking at the five strands of the maths curriculum - numbers, algebra, shape and space, measures and data, there are a number of top tips for helping your child with their maths...
Numbers. How many toys are on the shelf? Estimate and then count them. This can be done with books, spoons, socks, anything in your house! Make it more or less challenging by increasing or decreasing items to be counted, subtracted, multiplied or divided.
Use counting rhymes and stories – 'one, two buckle my shoe' or 'Ten green bottles'
Solve everyday problems – how many pillowcases do I need for your bed? / Granny and Grandad are coming for dinner, how many places will I set at the table?
Measurement. Line up cereal boxes, cups, tins and jars from the store cupboard and put them in order of largest to smallest. At the table look at the surface area of plates to see which is larger; which one do they want for dinner? Why? Estimate and then count the number of steps to bed at night. Do you think the number will increase or decrease if I take bigger/ smaller steps tomorrow night? Get baking and learn about the quantities of each ingredient – are they aware of both metric and imperial units? Estimate how much milk the family will need for the week.
Shape and Space. Play I spy in the car and give clues that reference shape and size of road signs, houses, buildings, trees, etc. Give directions for everyday tasks e.g. look for the book – is it under, over, on top of, behind something. Make sure they answer you using the correct vocabulary.
Algebra. Look and point out patterns in paving, tiles, clothing, wallpaper. What is pattern – how would you describe it? Create physical patterns – clap, clap, stomp, stomp, what will come next? Get the Lego box out and make patterns, asking children to continue it.
Data Ask them to categorise their belongings, for example, electronic toys/ building toys/ soft toys/ books, etc.... Why did you categorise them that way? Divide toys by colour, size, shape, texture. Create a calendar to keep track of the weather /temperature each day, gathering the results at the end of a week or month.

SMILE Wins 2016 Pakman Award

SMILE Resource Exchange, a project managed by Macroom E (an initiative and wholly owned subsidiary of Cork County Council) has been announced as winner of the Pakman Waste Prevention Business Award. This year's awards ceremony, which took place at the InterContinental Dublin Hotel, saw 400 representatives from leading businesses, organisations and community groups come together to recognise excellence in recycling, energy and waste management.
SMILE Resource Exchange is Ireland's national industrial symbiosis programme providing a platform for businesses to connect and identify synergies where a waste in one business can be a resource in another. SMILE was established in 2010 by Macroom E with the support of Cork County and City Council, the Local Enterprise Offices and the Environmental Protection Agency. Today the programme has over 1,400 businesses actively engaging and benefiting from the programme. Since 2010, 300+ successful synergies have been recorded equating to an estimated 8,000+ tonnes of material and a combined cost saving for businesses of over €2.1 million.
The Pakman Awards which are run by Repak, seek to recognise complete excellence in the environmental approach taken by a business, organisation or community group in all aspects of their operations. Sean O'Sullivan, Chairperson of SMILE and Head of Enterprise at LEO South Cork said "Cork County Council has recently launched its Local Economic and Community Plan and in this, one of the key tenets is working towards a circular economy model. The hard work of the SMILE project helping businesses move towards a circular economy has rightfully been honoured with a Pakman Award. As chairperson of SMILE, we are delighted to be involved in the programme and urge businesses to get involved".
Michelle Green, Project Manager for SMILE added "We are delighted to win the Pakman Award this year. The programme has gone from strength to strength and the award has highlighted the positive environmental and economic impact SMILE has had on businesses and organisations across Ireland".
SMILE is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Local Enterprise Offices, Southern Region Waste Management Office, Eastern Midlands Waste Management Office, Connacht Ulster Waste Management Office and South Dublin County Council.
For further information on SMILE Resource Exchange go to www.smileexchange.ie or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To view the SMILE Resource Exchange animations go to http://www.smileexchange.ie/success-stories or http://www.smileexchange.ie/technical-support
Macroom E is an initiative of Cork County Council, Local Enterprise Office South Cork, Lee Valley Enterprise Board & Enterprise Ireland. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cork County Council. A dynamic community enterprise centre, Macroom E is dedicated to helping start-up & growing businesses. It offers 13,000sq. ft of enterprise space ranging from hot desks and small offices to industrial units to suit any requirements new or expanding companies may have.

Sports Mad

GAA - Cork County Championships

Senior Hurling Championship.

Champions: Glen Rovers
Munster Championship
Glen Rovers 0-15 Patrickswell (Limerick) 0-14
Munster Final: Glen Rovers v Ballyea, Clare on Nov 20th.

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Champions: Bandon
Munster Championship: Quarter Final: Bandon 1-12 Lismore, Waterford 2-20

Intermediate Hurling Championship

Final: Fr O'Neill's 0-16 Kildorrery 1-13 – draw
Replay: Fr O'Neills 1-18 Kildorrery 1-14
Champions: Fr O'Neills

County Premier U21 Hurling Championship

Douglas 1-20 Glen Rovers 1-10
Fr O'Neill's 0-17 Blackrock 3-16
Final: Douglas v Blackrock

Co U21 A Hurling Championship

County Final: Ballincollig 1-16 Erin's Own 3-24
As the score line suggests, Erin's Own were too strong for Muskerry champions, Ballincollig, in the county final at Páirc Uí Rinn. Erin's Own hit Ballincollig with two goals in as many minutes early on and they were leading by 12 points coming up to the break but Ballincollig hit back with a Robbie Bourke goal and added three points to cut the deficit to eight points at the interval to 2-14 to 1-9.
Eight points still separated the teams at the three-quarter stage with Colin Dorgan deadly accurate again for Ballincollig but in the final quarter Erin's Own drew away with a string of points and capped the impressive display with a goal in injury time.
Ballincollig scorers: C Dorgan 0-7 (0-6f), R Bourke 1-0, S Walsh and B Keohane, 0-3 each, M O'Leary 0-2, M Prendergast 0-1.
Ballincollig: James Lenihan: Shane O'Sullivan, James O'Leary, R O'Donovan: Karl Spillane, Jordan Murray, diarmuid McDonnell:Cian Dorgan, Matt O'Leary: Ben Keohane, Mark Prendergast, Peter O'Neill: Robbie Bourke, Colin O'Donovan, Sean Walsh. Subs: A O'Donovan 59, Brian O'Halloran 60.

Co. Junior A Hurling

County Champions: Mayfield
Munster: Mayfield 4-34 St Patricks, Limerick 2-2

Co. Junior B Hurling

County Final:
Dromtariffe 1-12 Sarsfields 1-12 draw
Dromtariffe 0-14 Sarsfields 0-11 Replay
Senior Football Championship
County Champions: Carbery Rangers
Munster Championship:
Carbery Rangers 2-11 Monaleen, Limerick 0-7
Semi Final: Carbery Rangers v The Nire, Waterford at Clonakilty

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

County Champions: Kiskeam
Munster Championship: Kiskeam v Waterford or Limerick champions
Intermediate Football Championship
County Champions: Bandon
County Junior A Football Championship
County Final: Gabriel Rangers 2-13 Shamrocks 2-7
Munster Championship: Gabriel Rangers 2-11 Meelick, Clare 0-2

County Junior B Football

Final: Kilbrittain 0-11 Cobh 1-4Mid Cork GAA

Annual convention

The Annual General Meeting of the Muskerry Board will be held in Baile Mhúirne on Monday December 5th at 8 pm, hosted by Cumann Naomh Abán in their magnificent new complex at Páirc Ghobnatan.

Muskerry Cup – Junior Football Final: Iveleary v Kilmurry

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Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh who defeated Aghinagh in the Muskerry Junior C Football Championship final ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship Final

Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 2 – 10 Aghinagh 1 – 7
Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh completed the Mid Cork Junior C league-championship double by defeating Aghinagh in the Rochestown Park Hotel championship final at Macroom. Béal Átha were deserving winners of an entertaining game which had lots of good football but unfortunately had some negative aspects as well, as is illustrated by the facts that both teams finished two men short after referee Ger Ahern had to issue red cards for fighting to four players and a couple of others were fortunate to escape the same fate.
Béal Átha were favourites but Aghinagh showed early on that they were not going to roll over easily. Twelve minutes had elapsed before the first score and at this stage both teams in this 13-a-side competition were operating with 12 men as one player from each side had been dismissed. Michael Ó Muineacháin had the opening score, a smart goal for Béal Átha, the corner forward was to be a constant threat for the Aghinagh side and he finished with a personal tally of 2-5, only two points coming from frees. Kieran Lehane, the danger man in the Aghinagh attack had a point in the 17th minute but Ó Muineacháin struck for a second goal three minutes later and this score was followed by points from Eoin Ó Muirthille and Ó Muineacháin to leave the winners in a comfortable position after 25 minutes. The introduction of the wily Paudie Twohig into the Aghinagh attack led to improvement in their play and points from Twohig and Kieran Lehane reflected this but Béal Átha had the final score of the half, Ian Ó Coinceannain's point making the score 2-3 to 0-3 at the break. The teams had settled down significantly at this stage after a tempestuous opening spell.
Miceál Ó Muiineacháin had two further points on the board for the Gaeltacht side within a minute of the restart but brave Aghinagh got down to rescuing the game. Paudie Twohig had a point, Kieran Lehane ignited their challenge with a great goal in the 36th minute and followed on with a fine point a minute to leave only a single goal between the teams at 2-5 to 1-5. Béal Átha now showed their slight edge with points from Liam and Ian Ó Coinceannain and a further point from substitute Ciaráin MacCoitir in the 45th minute gave the western men a six point lead once again. Aghinagh battled on and Trevor Burns had a fine point in the 48th minute but Miceál Ó Muineacháin inflicted more damage on them with two points to put the game beyond their reach. Late in the game two more players received red cards before Kieran Lehane concluded the scoring with an Aghinagh point in the 59th minute.
Mid Cork Board Runaí John Feeney complimented the referee and both teams on providing a final of a high standard and Board Development Officer Daithí Ó Laoi had the pleasant task of presenting the cup to this fellow clubman Ian Ó Coinceannain in the presence of both teams.
Scorers: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: M Ó Muineacháin 2-5 (0-2f), I Ó Coinceannain 0-2, E Ó Muirthille, L Ó Coinceannain and C Mac Coitir 0-1 each. Aghinagh: K Lehane 1-4 (0-2f), P Twohig 0-2, T Burns 0-1.
Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh: Pádraig Ó Conchuir: Antóin Ó Cremin, Donncadh Ó Luasaigh: Eanna Ó Luasaigh, Peadar Ó Críodáin, Shane Ó Críodáin: Ian Ó Coinceannain, Liam Ó Coinceannain: Gearóid Ó Críodáin, Seán Ó Tuama, Eoin Ó Muirthille: Miceál Ó Muineacháin, Donncadh Mac Coitir. Sub: Ciarán MacCoitir for D MacCoitir 40.
Aghinagh: Anthony Kelleher: Noel Lehane, Noel Noonan: Daniel Crowley, Trevor Burns, Micheál O'Connell: Con Lehane, Seán Horgan: Paudie O'Sullivan, Kieran Lehane, Seán Dineen: Miceál Horgan, Chris Duggan. Subs: Paudie Twohig for C Duggan 25, Paud Lehane for C Lehane inj. 48, Pat O'Leary for S Horgan inj 52. Referee: Mr Ger Ahern, Canovee.

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Aghabullogue who defeated Pedlar's Cross in the County Minor B Football Championship final ©Lee Valley Outlook

Rebel Óg County Minor B Football Final

Aghabullogue 3 – 12 Pedlars' Cross 0 – 12

In a well contested county minor B football final at Macroom under lights, West region champions Pedlars' Cross gave a magnificent display of forward power in the opening quarter at the end of which they led by 0-6 t 0 -1. Aghabullogue then reorganised their defence, successfully employing a sweeper to curtail the threat of the Pedlar's Cross full forward, and greatly boosted by a goal from a Mathew Bradley penalty in the 18th minute, they had fought their way back into contention by the interval to be level with the Ballinscarthy/Peldars Cross boys at 1-4 to 0-7. Before the teams retired for the break however, Aghabullogue suffered a massive blow when one of their forwards was red carded by the referee for verbal abuse of one of his officials.
The second half was dominated by the scoring exploits of Aghabullogue centre forward Mathew Bradley. The Cork minor hurler, simply tore the West Cork boys asunder and scored a further 1-8 from play to add to the 1-2 he had already scored, and despite operating with only 14 men, only four up in attack, Aghabullogue were six points clear by the three quarter stage and dominant until the final whistle. The talking points continued at the final whistle unfortunately as the referee had to issue a further red card to an Aghabullogue player after an unseemly fracas in the middle of the field. Referee Tony O'Brien of Ballygarvan had done a fine competent job in charge of what had been a competitive but sporting contest.
Aodhán Healy opened the scoring with an Aghabullogue point in the first minute, Pedlars' Cross were level in the 4th minute and Pádraic Cullinane gave them the lead from a free a minute later. Culllinane had added two points from play before Aghabullogue lost a defender to a black card in the 12th minute and Pedlars Cross continued their scoring exploits with a brace from Ben Murray to lead by five points as the opening quarter ended. Mathew Bradley now gave his side a lift with a point in the 16th minute and two minutes later full forward Tadgh Bradley was denied a goal by what was ruled a leg block, a penalty was awarded and Mathew Bradley stepped up and buried the ball low into the corner of the net. Aghabullogue were now certainly back in business, their seven-man defence now tighter, midfield much improved and the attack, orchestrated by Mathew Bradley beginning to trouble the loser's defence. Points from Smyth and Bradley within a minute had the Mid Cork side in front and Ciarán Nyhan had his second point to bring the Cross level in the 23rd minute. The remainder of the half being scoreless, the side were level at the break.
Ciarán Nyhan had his side off to a good start with a lead point after 30 seconds, but before they had another score, the inspired Mathew Bradley had fired over four smashing points and set up David Thompson for a goal in the 43rd minute with a terrific cross-field pass. This goal gave Aghabullogue a 2-8 to 0-8 lead and when David McCarthy had a badly needed point for the 'Cross, Bradley quickly replied to maintain the gap. Nyhan and Pádaic Cullinane had points to cut the lead back to four, but re-enter Bradley with a brace to negative and with five minutes remaining Aghabullogue were in the driving seat. Tristen Walsh had a fine point for Pedlars' Cross, his rasping shot tipped over by goalkeeper Daniel Lane, but as full time loomed, Mathew Bradley capped a superb individual performance with a third Aghabullogue goal and in time added-on he shot over another point to take his tally to 2-10 for the hour.
Scorers: Aghabullogue: M Bradley 2-10 (1-0 pen.), D Thompson 1-0, A Healy and C Smyth 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: Daniel Lane: Killian BarryMurphy, Luke O'Connor, Paul Dilworth: Seán Lane, Paul Ring, Tom Long: Conor Smyth, Seán O'Connell: Niall BarryMurphy, Mathew Bradley, Shane Tarrant; David Thompson, Tadgh Bradley, Aodhán Healy. Sub: Jack Murphy 12, Oisín Fogarty and Conor Dineen both 58.

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Cill na Martra U16s who won the double league and championship finals in Rebel Óg An Réigiún Thoir. ©Joan McLoughlin

County Junior A Football League semi final

Iveleary 3 – 15 Canovee 5 – 8
Two months ago Iveleary had a comfortable win over Canovee in the semi final of the Mid Cork championship and looked to be on course to repeat the exercise in the County Junior A football league semi final at Kilmichael when they led by 3-8 to 1-2 after 25 minutes and were lording it over their opponents. Five minutes into the second half however the gap was down to three points as Canovee opened up the Iveleary defence on three occasion to billow the net and leave the score at 3-9 to 4-3. From there to the final whistle the two teams went at it hammer and thongs with Iveleary always managing to keep their noses in front but never in a comfortable position. Iveleary will now play Gabriel Rangers for the county league title when the latter are finished with their Munster campaign.
Iveleary had a marvellous opening quarter after recovering from the shock of a Canovee goal from Brian O'Donoghue, set up by a strong run by Conor Hughes, in the 3rd minute. Brian Cronin had the ball in the Canovee net within two minutes, had a second goal from the penalty spot in the 8th minute and Barry O'Leary made it 3-4 to 1-1 at the end of the opening quarter with an unstoppable drive to the net. Points were exchanged and Canovee selectors introduced two substitutes to try and turn the tide. Still Iveleary dominated and added two further points but then in the 28th minute Canovee sub Denis O'Sullivan had the simple task of tapping in a beautifully timed cross from Darren Twomey and when Brian Cronin replied with a point for Iveleary, James Moynihan did likewise for the losers to leave the half time score at 3-9 to 2-3, a gap of nine points.
The second half was hardly started when Seán O'Connor had the ball in the Iveleary net and when James Moynihan banged in another goal two minutes later the Iveleary lead was down to three points and the outcome was now very uncertain. Chris Óg Jones had an Iveleary point, James Moynihan replied with a brace to narrow the gap to two points in the 36th minute. Cathal Vaughan and Conor Hughes exchanged points, Vaughan and Jones had further points before Darren Twomey had a point for Canovee to leave the gap at three points once again. Iveleary lost Cathal Vaughan to recurrence of an injury and a player to a second yellow card but Finbarr McSeweeney had a point to ease their situation. Time was running out when Canovee were awarded a penalty and when James Moynihan duly dispatched the ball to the Iveleary net, the minimum now separated the teams. Brian Cronin pointed a free to open up a two point gap, Mark Healy had a rising shot just tipped over the Iveleary bar and the final whistle brought relief to Iveleary who had looked so comfortable at one stage.
Scorers: B Cronin 2-4 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), B O'Leary 1-3, C Óg Jones and C Vaughan 0-2 each, S O'Leary, S Lehane, S Galvin and F McSweeney 0-1 each.
Canovee: Js Moynihan 2-4 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), B O'Donoghue, Ds O'Sullivan and S O'Connor 1-0 each, M Healy 0-2 (0-1f), D Twomey and C Hughes 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Ger O'Riordan, Daniel O'Riordan, Barry Murphy: Seán O'Leary, Cal McCarthy, Donal Cotter: Cathal Vaughan, Kevin Manning: Shane Galvin, Seán Lehane, Finbarr McSweeney: Chris Óg Jones, Brian Cronin, Barry O'Leary. Subs: Ciaráin O'Riordan for D Cotter, Patrick O'Riordan for C Vaughan, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. for C McCarthy.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Aidan Murphy, James McCarthy, Michael Quinlan: John O'Brien, James Scanlon, Kieran Moynihan: Eamonn Lyons, Seán O'Connor: James Moynihan, Conor Hughes, Blake Ring: Mark Healy, Darren Twomey, Brian O'Donoghue. Subs: Gerry Murphy for M Quinlan, Denis O'Sullivan for B Ring, Darragh Ring for Js Scanlon. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

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Canovee who defeated Kilmurry in the Muskerry Junior A Football League final ©Lee Valley Outlook

Mid Cork Junior A Football League Final

Canovee 0 – 13 Kilmurry 1 – 6
Canovee, playing their second game in three days, gave a fine performance in defeating championship winners Kilmurry in the final of the Mid Cork Junior A football league at Coachford on Bank Holiday Monday. This is the first pieces of silver ware the Canovee juniors have won since their historic All Ireland victory of 2007 and their first divisional league title since 1982 and naturally all associated with the club were thrilled with the win, the fact that it was achieved against their fellow parishioners and reigning champions perhaps adding to the delight. The Canovee victory was deserved as the winners showed great heart in coming from behind in the final quarter to score the last five points and gain control at the vital time. Darragh Ring played his first full hour for Canovee in almost two years and made a valuable contribution while Kilmurry were without ace forward Joe Ryan and Daniel Cahalane, both out through injury and lost team captain Dave O'Halloran and James White to injury during the game. They were not offering any excuses after the game however and the result shows once again that there are four or five teams in Mid Cork who are capable of beating one another on a given day.
James Moynihan got Canovee off to a good start with a point from play and then from a free but their early dominance went for naught when an attack broke down and Kilmurry swept up the field and the break finished with Dave O' Leary and Dave O'Halloran setting up Pádraig Berhanu for a cracking goal in the 7th minute. William Buckley added a point as the first quarter ended but Canovee replied with a James Moynihan point from a free from a very acute angle. Liam Wall and Mark Healy exchanged points and Canovee showed that they were up for the battle with an equalising point from James Moynihan in the 24th minute. Denis O'Sullivan was desperately unlucky to see his shot come back off the Kilmurry crossbar but Mark Healy then pointed a free and on the call of half time James Moynihan had his fifth point to give Canovee a two point interval lead, 0-7 to 1-2, and leave Kilmurry mentors with plenty of worries facing the second half.
A foul on substitute Seán Warren gave William Buckley the chance to reduce the deficit from a free in the first minute after the restart and now it was Kilmurry's turn to be denied by the woodwork when Pádraig Berhanu's shot came flying back off an upright. Denis O'Sullivan had a superb point for Canovee in the 38th minute but Kilmurry were rewarded for some enterprising play with points from John O'Mullane and Berhanu to draw level by the 42nd minute. When Seán Warren had a fine point for Kilmurry in the 47th minute his side were back in the lead but this was to be their last score. Denis O'Sullivan fired over an equaliser a minute later and then promising full forward Darren Twomey set up James Moynihan to kick over a point and send Canovee back in front. Both teams gave it their all in the final ten minutes but Canovee put scores on the board. Conor Hughes capped a strong run up the wing with a smashing score in the 56th minute, Darragh Ring added another a minute later and in injury time a foul on Ring gave Mark Healy the opportunity of making victory secure from the resultant free kick.
Scorers: Canovee: Js Moynihan 0-6 (0-2f), M Healy 0-3 (0-1f), D O'Sullivan 0-2, C Hughes and D Ring 0-1 each. Kilmurry: P Berhanu 1-1, Wm Buckley 0-2 (0-1f), L Wall, J O'Mullane and S Warren 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Gerry Murphy, James McCarthy, Aidan Murphy: John O'Brien capt., Conor Hughes, Kieran Moynihan: Eamonn Lyons, Seán O'Connor: Denis O'Sullivan, Darragh Ring, James Moynihan: Brian O'Donoghue, Darren Twomey, Mark Healy. Subs: Brian Ahern for G Murphy 25, Blake Ring for Ahern 50,
Kilmurry: Jason McDonnell: John O'Mullane, Kevin Barrett, Eoin Barrett: Fionn Warren, Liam Wall, Liam Long: Marco Healy, Dave O'Leary: Greg Barrett, Dave O'Halloran, James White; Padraig Berhanu, Dave McCarthy, William Buckley. Subs: Jonathan Buckley for D O'Leary 28, Seán Warren for D O'Halloran inj. ht, Brian Hinchion for Js White inj. 50. Referee: Miah Moynihan, Grenagh.

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Canovee N.S. Girls celebrate their Sciath na Scol win over Ballinadee at Páirc Uí Rinn.© Mike English

County Junior A Hurling League Final

Cloughduv 3-15 St Catherines 3-9
Cloughduv gained some compensation for losing their Mid Cork championship title by taking the county league title at a sunny but cold Ovens. They could yet complete a league double as they meet championship winners, Ballinora, in the Mid Cork league final.
Cloughduv scorers: Brian Ahern 2-10, Mark Verling 1-1, Seán O'Connor 0-3, Mark Walsh 0-1.
Cloughduv: Cormac O'Driscoll: Patrick Buckley, James McCarthy, Seán Flanagan: Eoghan Clifford, Donal Corkery, Aidan Murphy; Kevin BarryMurphy, Ger Ahern: Mark Verling, Paul O'Sullivan, Seán O'Connor: Brian Verling, Brian Ahern, Denis O'Sullivan. Subs: Mark Walsh 15, Aidan Ahern 40.
Fixture: Mid Cork Junior Hurling League Final: Cloughduv v Ballinora at Ovens on Saturday November 12th at 3pm.

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Macroom Ladies Football U14s, Mid Cork Autumn League Champions © Emer O'Leary

Mid Cork Junior Football League, Div 3 Final

Inniscarra 0-8 Canovee 0-3
Inniscarra B footballers completed a Mid Cork double by adding the Div 3 league title to their Junior B championship crown at Coachford. Inniscarra as expected had a slight edge all through but Canovee did make them earn their victory. Inniscarra led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the break and even though Canovee pressed hard, the winners defence was well able to deny them scores.
Scorers: Inniscarra: Dylan O'Sullivan 0-3 (0-2f), Lorcan Geaney 0-2, James Walsh 0-2, Liam O'Riain 0-1f. Canovee: Patrick Buckley 0-2, Neil Kirk 0-1.
Inniscarra: Jack Galvin: Tommy Buckley, Eoin Kavanagh, Danny Herlihy: Brian Gould, David Twomey, Kevin Herlihy: James Walsh, Eric Baxter: Podge O Donoghue, Liam O Riain, Lorcan Geaney: Dara Lynch, Dylan O Sullivan, Conor Cronin. Subs: Altan O Connoll (used) and Shane Linehan, Robbie O Mahony, Robbie Brohan, Johnny White and Damo Buckley.
Canovee: David Wiseman: Colin Murphy, Jerry Murphy, James O'Sullivan: Gearóid Lucey, Barry Walsh, Neil Kirk 0-1: Kieran Moynihan, Blake Ring: Conor Buckley, Darren Twomey, Patrick Buckley 0-2: Shane O'Riordan, Michael Deasy, Shane O'Riordan. Subs: Jack Murphy, Brian Barrett and Niall Twomey.

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Eire Óg U11 Ladies Football Team who recently won the U11 Summer League v St Val's. ©

Colleges Football Munster Senior A Football - Corn Uí Mhuirí

The senior championship is being played off in round robin format in four groups of four teams initially with two teams to qualify from each group for the knock out quarter finalstage.
1st Round results:
Group A St. Francis College Rochestown 2-13 Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig 2-11
Tralee CBS 1-15 Coláiste na Sceilge 0-11
Group B Colaiste Chriost Ri 0-22 Clonakilty Community College 1-04
Mercy Mounthawk 4-16 Clonmel High School 0-7
Group C St Brendan's Killarney 2-23 I.S. Killorglin 1-07
De La Salle College Macroom 1-15 Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon 1-08
Group D P.S Chorcha Dhuibhne 1-21 P.S Rathmore 3-06
St Flannans 1-08 Skibbereen CS 0-10

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St Val's U16 team who defeated Carrigaline in U16 A Mid Cork Final ©Val Nevin

Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Monthly Sports Star Award

The Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle GAA Player of the Month for October is Cian Dorgan who played a major role in the achievements of Ballincollig senior footballers and U 21 hurlers in reaching their respective county finals. Cian will be presented with his award at a dinner hosted by the Auld Triangle.
The list of 8 monthly winners is now complete for the 2016 season and is as follows; Mark Coleman, Blarney. Seán O'Sullivan, Aghabullogue. Tom Kenny, Grenagh. Daniel Goulding, Éire Óg. Aoife Murray, Cloughduv. David Howard, Ballinora. Rhona Ní Bhuachalla, Naomh Fionnbarra. Cian Dorgan, Ballincollig.
The Annual Muskerry GAA/Auld Triangle Gala Awards Dinner will be held at the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig in late January 2017 and the Muskerry GAA Sports Star of the Year will be selected from the monthly winners. The Muskerry Hurling and Football teams of the year for 2016 will also be announced at that function. Nominations are invited for consideration, based on performances of junior hurlers and footballers in the division in 2016.

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Kilmurry u16 team who defeated Canovee in the County Final ©

Kilmurry G.A.A

Kilmurry 2-15 Canovee 2-13
Having played Canovee in the regional final, Kilmurry knew what a quality side they were up against in the Under 16 County final. Canovee looked sharp, scoring the first 2 points. Kilmurry retaliated first scoring a point, then a super goal, followed again by a second point. The teams battled it out, Canovee scoring a goal and 2 points to Kilmurry's 2 points to level the score. Again Canovee scored 2 points before Kilmurry had a good spell, scoring a goal and 4 points to Canovee's 1 point, to finish the half 2-08 to Canovee 1-07. The second half again started full of action. At one point Kilmurry were 5 or 6 points up but Canovee fought back, scoring a goal with five minutes to go, followed by a point, to reduce the deficit to just 2 points. With seconds to go, Canovee fought it out right in front of Kilmurry's goalmouth. Five attempts were made to get that elusive goal. The Kilmurry supporters feared a reversal of the luck that saw them scoring the winning goal when the two teams met at the regional final. But Kilmurry got the ball out and heard the final whistle. Michael John O'Mahony

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Kilmurry, Roinn DF6 champions at Sciath na Scol finals ©Mike English

Macroom FC

Adult Teams
Macroom B 4 Grattan Utd 3
Macroom B have qualified for the semi-final of the President's Cup, thanks to a thrilling 4-3 extra time win over Grattan Utd at the Town Park. In a very even game, the city side took the lead on twenty minutes. Macroom equalised from a Barry Kelleher penalty ten minutes later. The score remained 1-1 until midway through the second period when Cathal O'Riordan's through ball was rifled home by Kelleher. Grattan levelled from a corner just two minutes later. With only five minutes of normal time left, Sean Quinn's opportunistic effort from the right flank found its way to the net. But Grattan equalised from the penalty spot in injury time to force the further twenty minutes. With both teams visibly tiring, the crucial goal came with just three minutes remaining. Andrew Boyle cleared deep into Grattan territory and Barry Kelleher headed home to secure his hat trick and safe passage to the semis. Macroom had fine performances from Ryan Creed, Shane Keane and Darren Cullinane.
President's Cup Semi Final draw: Bweeng Celtic v Macroom B. South Coast Athletic v Temple Utd.
Linnane League Macroom A were eliminated from the Linnane League cup following a 3-1 home defeat to a talented Knocknaheeny side at Murrayfield. All the goals came in the second half. When Danny Kelleher put Macroom ahead on the hour, things were looking good for the home side. However, the visitors increased the tempo and scored three times in the remaining half hour to claim a place in the semi-final.
U16 Div 1 Macroom 2-2 Kinsale
Macroom hosted Kinsale at Murrayfield with the point gained taking the home side clear at the top of the league table. Kinsale took the lead but Macroom were back on level terms shortly after. Lynch was taken down in the box and Dylan Twomey Prendeville scored the penalty. The home side went ahead on the half hour when Kelleher, Macroom's best player in the first half, quickly switched play to the left side to Daniel Buckley. Buckley burst into the box and his low drive was too hot to handle for the Kinsale keeper, making it 2-1. Kinsale responded and scored just before half time, to leave it 2-2 at the break. The second half was even and it finished 2-2. The U16s host second placed St. Mary's in their next fixture.
U13 Con Elliot Cup, Fermoy 0-2 Macroom
The long trip to Fermoy was worthwhile as the U13s secured an excellent victory. This was a fantastic performance from the whole squad. Brian Healy was on target, firing a goal in each half as Macroom qualified for the next round of the local cup.
U15 Premier, Macroom 4-0 Castleview.
Northside club, Castleview, visited the Town Park and were well beaten by an impressive Macroom side. The home coaching team were delighted with an all round excellent performance from all players. Goal scorers were Daniel Cotter (2), Cormac Buckley and Stephen O' Donoghue.
Academy Update
The Under 7s and 8s Academy is in full swing with the last month. Head coach, John Ronan, would like to inform parents of a change to the weekly training sessions. This is due to the large numbers of players who have registered. The sessions will move to Saturday mornings at Clondrohid Astro. Under 7s (born 2010) will train from 10am-11am and Under 8s (born 2009) will train from 11am-12 noon. This new arrangement will commence from Sat Nov 12th.

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St. Val's, U21A County champions 2016, defeating Mourneabbey ©Val Nevin

Macroom Golf Club

Week 1. Seniors: 1st Barry Mills (11), Pat Murphy (20), Noel Fuller (21) 41.8
Winter Singles 1st Tom Daly (16) 35 pts 2nd Liam Nash (19) 33 pts
Open singles 1st Garret Irish (21) 44 pts 2nd Daniel Barry (16) 44 pts, 3rd Vincent O'Mahony (19) 44 pts, Gross Padraig O'Connor (1) 37 pts, Jim O'Connell (20) 41 pts
31/10 Champagne Scramble: 1st Jim Nyhan (7), Joe Courtney (12), Peter Barry (22) 55 pts
Seniors 1st Flor McCarthy (13), Ml O'Mahony (17), Jimmy Deane (20) 47 pts
Winter Singles 1st Andrew Nolan (11) 33 pts 2nd Ger McKenna (18) 32 pts
Open singles 1st Vincent O Mah ony(18) 36 pts, 2nd Stephen Quinn(20) 35 pts, 3rd Paddy O'Leary (18) 34 pts, 4th Ml O'Mahony(23) 34 pts
Fixtures Tue Seniors, Thurs Open 14 hole Winter singles, Sat & Sun Club singles