Lee Valley Outlook v15e14 July 12 2018

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Rainbow over Oakwood and Dunne's Stores in Macroom ©Con Kelleher

Lee Valley Diary
Vintage Run from Kilmurry Museum, Sun., July 22nd.
Spike Island Tour Aug 18th Bus departing Kilmurry Museum at 10am.
Terence MacSwiney weekend in Kilmurry Oct 19th to 21st
Garden Party on Sat July 21st, 10am-5pm at Cork Association for Autism’s Greenville Campus in Carrigtwohill
West Cork Rapid Response collection at Masses in Macroom July 28 -29
Mushera Platform Dance Sun 29 July, 3 - 5:30 pm.
Kilmurry museum: August 18th Spike island trip sold out.
Ealú Lua Adventure Race Sat 15th Sept
Independence Museum Kilmurry opening hours Fri, Sat and Sun 2pm to 5pm for 2018.
Coachford Family Festival
Thurs. 12th 5 mile Road Race 8p.m.
Fri. 13th Children’s Fancy Dress and Disco 7p.m.
Sat. 14th High Nelly Race 5.30p.m.
Dog Show 7p.m.
Music and Dancing 8 - 10p.m.
Sun. 15th Family Fun and Vintage from 12 noon
Dunk Tank, Egg Toss, Tractor Build, Free Feis, Hurling/ Football Blitz, Cross Bar Challenge, Kids Sports, Model Car Show, Ireland’s Strongest Man, Tug o War, Farmers Market, Trade Stands.
Donoughmore Carnival July 19 – 22
Thursday 19th Children's Fancy Dress 7pm, Giant Board Games, Bingo Bonanza 8.30pm.
Friday 20th Ladies Night with Joan Cashman Style. Jujitsu and Falconry displays.
Saturday 21st Seamus Begley and Jim Murray in Concert in community hall from 8p.m.
Sunday 22nd Family Day. Macra skills. Indoors Bowls, African Drumming, Sheaf Tossing, Miniature Farm Display, Spin the Wheel. Donoughmore Vintage.
Kilmurry Museum Events.
Vintage Road Run on Sun July 22nd from 10.30a.m.
Spike island day trip Aug 18th 10am to 5.30pm
Macroom Library
Purlies Knitting Group July 19th at 11.30am.
Dogs Trust July 25th at 2p.m. .
Closing on Tuesdays during summer at 5.30p.m.
We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. 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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Kathleen Murray and Nora Levis with bust of Ireland’s first President, Dr. Dubhghlas de hÍde, at Árus an Uachtaráin ©Lee Valley Outlook
Macroom Library

The Summer Stars reading scheme is up and running and lots of our enthusiastic young readers have already signed up to take part. It’s a great way to encourage your children to continue reading during the summer months, so be sure to enquire about it at the desk next time you visit us. At the end of the summer, all participants receive a certificate and are included in a raffle with the chance to win some goodies!
The Purlies Knitting Group will meet in the library again on July 19th at 11.30am. New members are always welcome. Dogs Trust will be holding a workshop titled ‘A Dog’s Life’ in the library on July 25th at 2pm. This one-hour workshop is aimed at children aged 7-13 and will teach them the story of the Dogs Trust education dogs and from where they came. It will also deal with subjects such as rescues and the pound.
Age Action will soon be holding classes – watch the posters in the library window - to teach older people to use the internet on a PC, laptop or hand-held device. They run basic computer classes for over 55s in venues around Cork County, so this is a great opportunity to improve your technology skills. Training will be provided by volunteers and will be taught one-to-one basis so that the focus is just on you. Leaflets with further details and contact information are available in the library.
Next time you visit the library, be sure to enquire about all of our free online services. Library members can access e-Books and e-Audio books through Borrow Box, and e-Magazines through the RBdigital app. Leaflets for both of these services are available in the library. You might be interested in searching for an old newspaper article from years ago, in which case you can access several newspaper archives on our computers. We also have over 500 online courses available if you would like to begin an e-learning course – business, crafts, history, web development and many more. You can also use our Mango language courses to help you learn any language you wish. All you need to do to use these online services is join the library, and it's completely free! Please visit https://www.corkcoco.ie/library-services/library-online too for more info.
Clerical Changes
Bishop Crean of Cloyne recently announced the retirement of Fr. Richard Browne P.P., Cill na Martra and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eamonn Goold, P.E. Vicar General. This means that Cill na Martra, with clerical records dating back to 1766, will no longer have a resident priest. Instead, it will be served as Administrator by Rev. O’Mahony, CC Macroom.
At present there are four priests resident and in active ministry in Macroom - Canon Donal Roberts P.P., curates Fr Joe O’Mahony and Fr John Keane, and former Macroom PP Mons James O’Donnell. They are assisted by a deacon, Rev Brian Williams. Fr Roberts is also Administrator of Aghinagh since that parish lost its only priest two years ago. Aghinagh has three churches, Ballinagree, Rusheen and Bealnamorrive with weekend Masses in each and three national schools under parochial management. Cill na Martra has two churches, St Lachtaín’s and Réidh na nDoirí, with three weekend Masses and two national schools. Priests based in Macroom will now strive to serve the three parishes, Macroom, Aghinagh and Cill na Martra. Bail ó Dhia ar an obair.
Fr Dick Browne, retiring PP Cill na Martra, is a native of Railway View, Macroom. He will be greatly missed by the people of Cill na Martra, having served them well since August 2003, when he replaced Fr. Michael Cogan. Mons Eamonn Goold, retiring Vicar General, is also a native of Cill na Martra parish.

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The Bridge at Macroom from a similar angle as in the cover photo on the June 28 Outlook but taken 60-100 years earlier. (Supplied by Eleanor Healy and Tim McSweeney). ©

 What Future for Briery Gap?
Cork County Council, owners of the building that housed the Briery Gap Cultural Centre and Macroom Library up to May 2016 when a backstage fire in the theatre brought about its closure, have now estimated that its refurbishment would cost €4m. Insurance payout to the Council will only amount to c. €1.2m. They are prepared to contribute an extra €1m but that still leaves a shortfall of at least €1.8m if the upgraded theatre and Library, as proposed, is to go ahead. The extra costs of the refurbishment are totally due to regulatory requirements introduced by Government over the past number of years, such as proper disability access to the venue; health and safety requirements to cater for proper back stage separation areas for adults and children; storage space, office and administration facilities, additional toilet facilities and additional emergency exits, consistent with current building regulations. Escalating costs in building since the closure in 2016 add considerably to the total.
Briery Gap were lessees of the building but find they are without a venue for over two years and maybe many more. In 2017, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht granted them €0.25m. and the Briery Gap has a further €225,000 available from its fire claim which has been settled by its Insurers and this will be made available, totally separate to the claim by Cork County Council.
No damage was done to the Library by the fire. Nevertheless, the authorities declared that it had to be closed. All the stock was sent to Dublin to be defumigated. Christmas week 2016, the library re-opened in rented accommodation at Railway View and has been there ever since. A senior County Council official is reported as saying that without proper grant aid, the county council will only be able to reinstate the library at the Briery Gap, but not the theatre itself. One might ask how much public and insurance money has already been spent in moving the library, on rented accommodation, on various specialist studies. What real will is there to replace the Briery Gap? Obviously, should the Library go it alone in the building, the funds available to the Briery Gap from Insurance and Government grant would not be available to the County Council.
Macroom has already lost its local council and a host of businesses. Public morale is low. The theatre was a social centre as well as providing entertainment, education and attracting customers for local hotels and restaurants. The Taoiseach, Mr. Varadkar, was in the town on July 6 meeting and greeting the populace. We hope he took time to visit the Briery Gap Cultural Centre and listen attentively to appeals from local politicians for Government funding for this vital facility.
Post boom and bust, there now seems now to be a trend towards centralisation. Many Cork County services are already based in the city. While the Cork Events Centre, (a project whose agreed cost continues to escalate at an alarming rate), should seriously benefit Cork City and County if it goes ahead, Macroom and the Briery Gap need a state of the art venue in its own right. The Board of Directors, its Management, staff, volunteer cast/ staff put their hearts, souls and time into this project for 20 years to keep it on track and now end up with frustration and low morale. We call on our elected representatives to ramp up the pressure to bring this funding issue to a head and give us back our Theatre.
The current Board of the Briery Gap is made up of Noel O’Driscoll, Pat O’Connell, Martin Coughlan, Liz Barry, Cormac Shiel, John Vaughan, Don Buckley, Ian McDonagh and Paul Collins.
Tidy Towns

Macroom is looking well in the current weather, with the many magnificent floral displays all over the town centre. Tidy Towns volunteers are meeting every Saturday morning in the square at 9am undertaking clean up tasks in particular areas and continuing the regular litter-pick in the centre of town. The Cork Litter Challenge, organised by the county council, has now finished and the result for the final judging and the overall winners will be announced in early September. Macroom led going into the final inspection but will have to wait to see if this happy position was maintained.

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Macroom Senior Citizens/Active Retired Group on Summer outing to Dingle/Killarney.©

 Active Retired on Tour

Macroom Senior Citizens and Active Retired had the best of weather for their summer outing to the Kingdom. The first port of call for the 53 strong group was Tralee Manor West Shopping Centre and after shopping and coffee break here, it was on to Dingle for the afternoon. Beautiful conditions in this traditional seaside town made it idyllic. Then it was back to Killarney for an evening meal in the Plaza Hotel. This tourist mecca was buzzing, with many visiting ‘Yanks’ celebrating July 4th American Independence Day. All agreed that it was a most enjoyable day out.


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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.
Coffee Morning in Ardnaneen, Terelton. Saturday July 14th will see another tasty and fun filled coffee morning in the home of Seán Collins & Sarah Manning in Ardnaneen, Terelton. The event, the second to be hosted by the couple, is a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland. Seán and his sister-in-law, Ursula Manning, will complete the four day, 600 kilometre Tour de Munster cycle in August. All money raised will go directly to Down Syndrome Ireland and will be used for the benefit of children and adults in the Cork area. The coffee morning will commence at 10am and direction signs will guide you from Terelton and Poulanaragaid to the venue. All welcome.
Cork Association for Autism’s 40th Anniversary Garden Party will take place on Saturday July 21st from 10am-5pm at their Greenville Campus in Carrigtwohill, the charity’s very first service campus. Learn the story of how a small number of individuals, determined to secure their children’s future, managed to create such a haven of oasis armed with nothing but sheer perseverance and a belief in their cause.
Kilmurry Vintage Road Run with a difference on Sunday July 22nd to the historical sites of Rebel Cork including Béal na Bláth, Kilmichael Ambush and Inchigeela. Run is open to all vintage and classic vehicles. Registration begins at museum from 10.30am with departure at 11.30am and interesting twists throughout the day. Further details from Siobhan at 086 1767295 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or http://kilmurrymuseum.ie/
Mushera Platform Dance will take place on Sunday 29 July from 3 - 5:30 pm. Music by PJ Murrihy and Jerome Coakley.
Kilmurry museum: August 18th Spike island trip sold out. Tickets ready for collection. Contact Karen 0878325417 or Ellen 0851470058
Dromleigh N.S. - Sixth class pupils would like to extend their gratitude to all those who supported their Bring and Buy Fundraiser recently. An amazing €1,200 was raised in aid of Marymount Hospice and Dromleigh N.S.
Sunflower Day Thanks to all who helped raise funds for Marymount Sunflower Day June 8th: Jennifer O Sullivan, Carmel Sheehan, Beverly O’Sullivan, Gobnait O’Leary, Nora O’Connell, Catherine Kelleher, Teresa Twomey, Felicity Kelleher, Aoife O’Connell, Hannah Casey, Ruth Cronin and Abbie Murphy All monies raised go to Marymount services and to improve the care and comfort of the patients and their families . Marymount needs €3 million funding each year to ensure they can continue to provide such services. They are on track to raise more than €70,000 through Sunflower Day 2018 - an increase of 21% on their income in 2017. Ann O’Connell, Volunteer Marymount.
Céilí for Cope The organisers of the Céilí fundraiser in the Inchigeela Hall earlier in the year would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the event. A total of €1,850 was raised. Cope Foundation supports 2,350 people with intellectual disabilities and/ or autism right across Cork city and county. Jo-Anne Higgins accepted the cheque recently at an event in the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway. The Céilí in Inchigeela is a fantastic annual fundraiser that sees people travelling from all over the region to dance the night away in aid of such a worthy cause. Thank you to all who supported it and the organisers are already planning the 2019 event!
Big Win for Maurice. The Cork GAA monthly draw was held recently and the big prize came to Macroom. Staunch Macroom club supporter and great lifelong supporter of Cork GAA teams, Maurice Healy, Gurteenroe won the first prize of €20,000 and was the recipient of many congratulatory messages. Maurice is a generous supporter of many good causes.
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: June 24. Jackpot €2,650. Numbers drawn 6, 7, and 41. No winner. €50 Con Regan, Coolkisha. €20 each: Marie Curtin, Coachford. Michael Fitzsimmons, Carrigulla. Claire Ambrose, Cahirbaroule. Hugh Kelleher, Kilberrihert.
July 1st. Jackpot €2,800. Numbers drawn 6, 21, and 34. €50 Mike McCarthy, Kileens, Aghabullogue. €20 each: Oliver & Helen Spillane, Oughtierra. Con & Helen C/O Anvil Bar. Isabelle Cooney, Behina, Coachford. Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
Canovee G.A.A Lotto July 1st Numbers drawn 2,14,18,24 No winner. €50 David Coleman c/o Dan Shine. € 25 David Moss Kilmurry. James Rockford Ovens. €25 on line Tim Lyons
8th July Numbers Drawn. 1,4,17,25 No winner of €11,450 Jackpot. €50 Kevin o Connor Aherla. €25 Liam & Margaret c/o Castlemore Arms. John Dinesen Aherla€25 online Paddy Murphy
Cloughduv hurling club. Winners in June Spin and Win received their awards recently. . Tim Barry Murphy accepted €120 on behalf of Tina Twomey; Johnny O'Leary €250 on behalf of Louise Daly; Mary Barry Murphy €100; Enda Ryan €160 on behalf of Bridget Ryan and Sean Holland €100 on behalf of Liam Murray. ©
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto Results 27/6/ 2018. Jackpot €4000. No winner. €70 Catherine McCarthy, Bealnamorrive €20 each: €20 Kathleen O’Leary, Clondrohid, Maureen Hurley, Dunmanway, Gary O’ Brien, Coolnadane, Ger Kelleher, Moulnahorna
4/7/ 2018. Jackpot €4200. No winner. €70 Denise Ahern, Aherla €20 each: Larry & Aine Creed, Carrigaphooka Marie Spillane, Moulnahorna Tim & Rita O’Callaghan, Clondrohid Village Martin McSweeney, Carriganima.
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto July 3. Jackpot €1,700. Numbers Drawn: 1 20 35. No winner. €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Eamonn Guerin 2. Kay Healy 3. Finbarr O’Sullivan 4. Rachel Pyper 5. Paschaline McCarthy
Kilmichael GAA Lotto 18th June Numbers: 17-28-30-35; No Jackpot Winner. €50 - John Paul O’Callaghan, Coppeen €25 each Maureen Dromey, c/o Dromeys, Margaret Coakley, Inchigeela, Connie Cotter, Clonmoyle.
25th June Numbers: 3-4-9-18; No Jackpot Winner.€50 - Eileen Coakley, Westlodge Hotel, Bantry. €25 each: DDRKK Cotter, Cooleclevane, Ann Healy, Cooleclevane, Paul Lynch, Terelton
2nd July Numbers: 5-13-15-31; No Jackpot Winner. €50 - Oliver & Adam O'Brien, Ardee, Ballinacarriga €25 each: Kieran Murphy, Dromkeen, Siobhan O'Riordan Dineen, Kilnamartyra, Eileen Foley, Terelton
Kilmurry GAA Lotto 25 Jun 2018, Jackpot €3,200 Winning numbers 7,21,35. Winners none. €50 Ann Marie Mulcahy €20 each John Moss, Michael D, Mary Grainger, Tom Wall, Fiona Murphy
2 July 2018, Jackpot €3,400 Winning numbers 1,12,32 Winners none €50 Aileen Crowley €20each Ger, Gearoid and Padraig Hinchion, Derry Casey, Mary O Sullivan, Jim Sheehan
Macroom FC Lotto 18/06/18. Jackpot €7,000. Numbers drawn: 14, 23, 33. No Winner. €80 John Corkery c/o Mary Anne's €20 each Shane and Chloe Keane c/o Hound, Pat Crowley c/o Noel, Ken O' Reilly c/o Swanky, Matty Noonan c/o Castle Hotel.
25/06/18 Jackpot €7,200. Numbers drawn: 4, 28, 33. No Winner. €80 Patsy Moynihan c/o Murray's. 20 each: Imelda Healy c/o Lar's, Michael O' Leary c/o Lar's, Catherine O'Connor, Noel Crowley c/o Murray's.
02/07/18. Jackpot: €7,400. Numbers drawn: 10, 20, 27. No Winner. €80: Eleanor Healy c/o Fudge. €20 each: Pat Sheehy c/o Evelyn, Angie and Darrell c/o Darrin, Emma Martin c/o Twomey's, Paddy Horgan c/o Castle Hotel.
09/07/18. Jackpot: €7,600. Numbers drawn: 2, 9, 36. No Winner. €80: PJ Herlihy c/o Murray's. €20 each: Angela O' Leary c/o Murray's, Pat Crowley c/o Noel, Lorraine Casey c/o T.P.s, Josephine Pierce c/o Evelyn.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 26/06/2018. Jackpot €10.600. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 18-20-28. €70 Ryan Creed, Coolyhane €20 each: Staff, Vaughan's Cafe, Macroom. Denise Moloney, Main Street, Caoimhe O'Callaghan, C/o Pat Crowley Norelene Healy, Sunnyside Lorraine Casey, Cork Street
19/06/2018. Jackpot €10.800. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 11-13-26. €70 Denis Murray, Railway View €20 each: Frank Twomey, West Square, Jane Murray, Railway View Eoin O'Mahony, Cork Street, Mary Cooney, Greyhound Bar Paul Kingston, New Street,
Macroom GC Lotto 26th June Jackpot €1600 Numbers drawn 11 17 34 No winner €40 Dan Kiely, Dromree €20- Richie Dick c/o Golden’s €20- Donal Ahern,Canovee
Coachford AFC Lotto: Results 2/7/2018. Jackpot: €4,600. Numbers Drawn: 8 – 10 – 18. No Winner. €40 Eileen, Dylan & Rex. €20 Tina Herlihy, Mags & Mary O’Sullivan, Paddy & Elaine, Mary O’Sullivan.
9/7/2018. Jackpot: €4,800. Numbers Drawn: 19 – 21 – 36. No Winner. €40 Jim Bergin. €20 Ann Martin, Liam Casey, Hannah Finnegan, Joe Lotty.

Lee Valley Updates

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Preparing for Donoughmore’s 49th carnival, July 19 - 22 ©

Donoughmore Carnival July 19 - 22

 The 49th Donoughmore Carnival starts Thursday 19th and runs to Sunday 22nd. There are not many communities that can boast of such a record. The popularity and success of the Carnival can be contributed to the local support, local sponsorship and the generosity of the organising committee, dedicated to ensuring that there is something for everyone at the Carnival. This event is the community council’s major fundraiser and we appreciate your support. Highlight events include a Bingo Bonanza on the Thursday, a Style and Image night with Joan Cashman on the Friday and Seamus Begley & Jim Murray in concert on Saturday night.
Thursday 19th Children's Fancy Dress at 7pm, Giant Board Games on the pitch, while in the Community Centre, Bingo Bonanza at 8.30pm.
Friday 20th is Ladies Night with Joan Cashman Style & Image Academy, wine and nibbles at 8pm. Tickets €15. Available in our local shops and text 086 8751786 to book . It's not all about the ladies. Live Jujitsu & Falconry displays taking place on the pitch at 7pm that will be of interest to the kids and the male of the species!
Saturday 21st Spend a Saturday night in concert with musician, singer, storyteller Seamus Begley & top guitarist, Jim Murray live at Donoughmore Community Hall. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets €15. Available in local shops or text 086 8751786 to book
Sunday 22nd promises to be jam packed with entertainment for all. Donoughmore Macra will test your skills. Try out Indoors Bowls, African Drumming, Sheaf Tossing, Egg Throwing, Spin the Wheel and much more. A welcome return is Donoughmore Vintage and don't forget to get your 'Hidden Treasures' ready for display. Check out your Attic. We want to create an 'Aladdin’s Cave ' that will interest all ages. Perhaps you have old GAA match programs? Old magazines, a present from Santa still intact, posters ? We would love to hear from you. Contact Mick Forde 086 2555310 / Monica kennedy 086 8751786.
Sunday evening brings the annual St. John Forde U 12 girls v U 10 boys football match. This Cup is much sought after. Afterwards, relax with food and music for the evening.
Amusements nightly and 4 Star Catering. The Carnival weekend is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and catch up with old friends. And if you can't make the events, purchase a raffle ticket at local shops and show your support
Roll on to the 50th celebrations in 2019!
Follow us on www.facebook.com/DonoughmoreCarnival

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Seán Ó Riada 1931 – 1971 ©

 Féile na Laoch 2

Seven years after its very successful inaugural celebration in 2011, Féile na Laoch 2 returns to Cúil Aodha July 27 – August 1. Last time round, the undoubted highlight of the Féile, commemorating the birth and death of composer, musician and choirmaster Seán Ó Riada, was a dawn concert that featured luminaries such as Glen Hansard, Phil Coulter, Martin Hayes, Cara O’Sullivan and Christy Moore. Moore is already promised for the Mór Aonach which starts at 9.30p.m. in a field near the school on July 31. President Higgins, who also attended the 2011 Féile in his pre-Presidential days, will deliver an oration. The Aonach will continue through the night, with the various art disciplines each performing for an hour. The grand finale is scheduled for dawn on August 1 when Ó Riada’s most famous composition, Mise Éire, will be performed by a massed orchestra.
Féile na Laoch 2018 will commmence on July 27 when the Torch is lit from the hearth at An Draighean, Ó Riada’s home place, and brought in procession to Cúil Aodha for the lighting of Lóchrann na Laoch, which will remain alight during August and September. The national flags of Ireland and Scotland and the Féile na Laoch flags are raised and a street party with food, music and dancing follows.
Saturday 28/7/2018 is Musicians’ Day, with a Pipers Convention and Harp Convention during the day, and a concert at 20:00 in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne featuring winners of the Sean Nós Competition Corn Uí Riada and Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada.
Sunday 29 is The Day of the Spiritual with 10:00 Mass in Cúil Aodha. (Seán Ó Riada Mass with Cór Cúil Aodha). Afterwards there will be Pilgrimages to Cathair Crobh Dearg / Shrone/Paps, to the shrines of Saints Gobnait and Abáin, to Laichtín & Cill na Martra and to Finbar & Gugán. Pilgrims can choose to walk or go by bus. Later, in Cúil Aodha Church, Dr John O’Keefe Maynooth will lead a discussion on church music in Ireland. Maynooth choir will attend. At 8p.m., as the sun sets, a spiritual ceremony of music and readings will be held.
Monday 30 is The Day of the Young. There will be daylong competitions and exhibitions for Sports, Arts and musical feats. That night there will be a Céilí in Áras Íosagáin and a Raffle.
Tuesday. 31 features An Mór Aonach. The coming of the Heroes (Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne) at 12:00, the welcome ceremony and a meal with the local community and the 56 Heroes of 2018. Several speeches will conclude with Uachtarán na hÉireann. 20:00 Gathering and parade to the Field of Heroes. 21:28 features The Hour of the Story Tellers. The Stage is revolved to the right before each of the following: 22:30 The Hour of the Poets 23:50 The Hour of the Actors 2:00 The Hour of the Dancers 3:10 The Hour of the Singers 4:20 The Hour of the Musicians 5:59 Sunrise Orchestra play section of Mise Éire. (Voluntary orchestra drawn from all quarters) 6:15 The seven Sports Heroes
A stylized movement of the flags to welcome Lá Lughansa August Day and Seán Ó Riada’s birthday. A period of greeting and enjoyment amongst the audience, tea and toast, scattering and sleep. 14:00-15:30 Warpipes competition. 15:30 Homage to the Horse. Homage to the Hound. Departure and separation for the summer and the continuation of Féile na Laoch in other guises in other communities for the next 7 years.
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Peadar Ó Ceallaigh ag cur síos ar imeachtaí ag Béal a’ Ghleanna i 1918 ag comóradh an chéid. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Comóradh an Chéid ag Béal a’Ghleanna

A great crowd assembled at Béal a’ Ghleanna, on the road from Macroom to Ballingeary, to commemorate the centenary of what is held locally to be the first incident in the War of Independence. Exactly one hundred years earlier, on July 7 1918, two RIC constables travelled to Coolea to enforce a ban on a Conradh na Gaeilge Aeríocht. On their return journey they were attacked by 7 Irish Volunteers from Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Baile Bhúirne, Ré na nDoirí and Cúil Aodha (Tadhg and Liam Ó Tuama, Jeremiah O’Shea, Dan Thady McSweeney, Neilus O’Reilly, Johnny Lynch and Jamie Moynihan).
Acadamh Fódhla agus Cumann Staire Bhéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh organised the commemoration. Fear a tí was Caoimhín Ó Buachalla and he introduced Peadar Ó Ceallaigh who took the audience through the events of one hundred years ago in the same spot. A plaque was unveiled and floral tributes laid and then, family members of many of the seven Béal a’ Ghleanna ambushers told their story. Speakers included John Harte, Tim Twomey, Peadar Ó Raghallaigh and Aindrias Moynihan. Betsy Ní Shuibhne told of the two Cúil Aodha women who organised the Aeríocht, the suppression of which sparked off Luiochán Béal a’ Ghleanna.
Píobairí Bhéal Áthan Ghaorthaidh were on hand to play Amhrán na bhFiann. Mo Ghile Mear and rousing marches. .

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Buíon Píobairí Bhéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh ag Árus an Uachtaráin © Maxwell Photography

Ón Áras i mBéal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh go Áras an Uachtaráin.

D’fhreastail Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh (Ballingeary Pipe Band) ar Chóisir sa Gháirdín ag Áras an Uachtaráin ar an Aoine, 29ú Meithimh. Fuair siad cuireadh ón Uachtarán féin chuig an ócáid a thug aitheantas do ‘sustainable communities’. Sheinn an Buíon Phíobairí don ceithre céad lucht éisteachta agus bhuail gach duine den bhuíon leis an Úachtarán agus a bhean, Saidhbhín Uí hUiginn. Bhí PeadarÓ Riada tar éis giota cheoil, Máirseail Bhéal Áthan Ghaorthaidh, a chruthú don ócáid agus sheinn siad go binn bríomhar é. Bunaíodh Buíon Phíobairí Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 1928 agus anois, tá siad ag comóradh 90 bliain. Thosnaigh 2018 leis an Buíon Phíobairí ag cur fáilte roimh an Uachtarán chuig an Ionad Culturtha i mBaile Mhúirne i Mí Márta agus beidh siad i gCúil Aodha i Mí Lúnasa chun é a thionlacan chuig Féile na Laoch. Beidh dínnéar céiliúrtha agus siamsa ag an mbuíon ar 17ú Samhna in Óstán Ghobnatan, the Abbey Hotel, i mBaile Bhúirne.

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East meets West at Continuing Traditions san Ionad Cultúrtha i mBaile Mhúirne. ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Annual Mass at St. Gobnait’s

On Sunday 24th of June, the annual Mass for the Sick was concelebrated at St. Gobnait’s shrine in Baile Mhúirne by Bishop William Crean of Cloyne, an tAthair Dónal Ó Briain, Sagart Paróiste Baile Mhúirne and many local priests. The local choir performed beautifully. The 2018 Mass was also celebrated as part of the preparations in the diocese for the World Meeting of Families.
In his homily Bishop Crean said ‘we celebrate the Eucharist at the shrine of St Gobnait where generations of people of faith have gathered and on the day when we celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, we are reminded that in the time of Jesus, the passing on of the faith was entrusted to very ordinary people and so it is today that the privilege of passing on the faith is entrusted to ordinary families.’

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Kilmichael Community Development Club with graduates of CPR course ©

Kilmichael Community Development

On Tuesday evening, 12th June, the Kilmichael Community Development Club were in attendance at The Restaurant at the Five Roads in Terelton, to present certificates to those who completed the CPR course in conjunction with the recent installation of Defibrillators in Kilmichael Parish. We were honoured and grateful, to have in attendance, and to present the certificates, our County Mayor, Cllr Declan Hurley, Cork Co Cllr Gobnait Moynihan, and Kevin O'Sullivan Operations Manager National Ambulance Service, HSE. To date, 16 people have completed the CPR course, and another 16 candidates are lined up on 19th June to follow suit, of what has been a phenomenal response from the people of Kilmichael Parish. The enthusiasm and community spirit shown towards this project has been outstanding and the club would like again, to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved, and hope that this is the beginning of a bright future for this club and its future projects and developments. We hope that the success of this project might also help to initiate other clubs, in other towns and parishes, to take on board this vital CPR training and to help improve the statistics of life saving CPR. Our County Mayor also informed the club members that €500 has been immediately secured from the original €4000 grant application, and ended the night on a very positive note. Sincere thanks to everyone involved.

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Clondrohid Active Retirement group heading off on a trip to Bantry/ Ballydehob ©Clondrohid Photographers.

 Clondrohid Updates

Development Group: Last Saturday night June 30 there was a great together in the Bell Inn to thank Johnny Kelleher (Cool), for all his hard work as an R.S.S. participant in the village for the past numerous years. Johnny has worked with the Development Group, cleaning, litter picking, brushing, painting, strimming, lawn mowing, stone building etc. In appreciation of all his hard work, the Development group made a presentation to him on the night. Music, singing and dancing were all part of the night’s entertainment, with Johnny himself to the fore on the accordion. Thanks to his family, to Angie of the Bell and to all who came along to wish Johnny well in his retirement. Refreshments were served, compliments of Angie, and Maria Healy for the Development Group.

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Group who attended Rosary at Curra Grotto, Clondrohid © Clondrohid Photographers

C.C.M. Active Retired: The first day trip by this recently formed Clondrohid, Carriganima, Muinfliuch Active Retired Group took place recently. The happy group of 26 boarded Jerry’s bus, driven by Dan, at 9.30am heading for West Cork. The 1st stop was Bantry to view or purchase or haggle at the stalls, have a cuppa or a bite to eat. Next stop was Schull, where people went for a walk by the sea, sat on the seats, chatted with old friends and made some new ones. Shopping in the lovely shops of Schull was also an option.. Dinner in Bunratty Inn was excellent, the motto of the hotel is ‘no one leaves here hungry’ and no one did. Very enjoyable with courteous, smiling staff. Last stop was at Joe O’Learys pub in Ballydehob, a Clondrohid native, and it was here that the group aired their vocal chords. Well done and thanks to all the singers, including Joe, and to everyone who joined in to make it a perfect end to a perfect day. The American tourists were thrilled with the sing song and videoed a lot of it. Who knows where it might appear! Thanks to all who helped to organise this event, especially Mary, Nellie, and Anna, and to Maria at Spar who is always available to take names and money.

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Clondrohid Development Group make a presentation to Johnny Kelleher to mark his retirement. From left: Breda, Johnny, Teddy and Kathleen Kelleher and Maura Murphy, ©Clondrohid Photographers

All Ireland dancing champions: Scoil Rince Uí Thuama was represented by 8 dancers this past weekend at the CRDM All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships at The City West Hotel Dublin .All dancers exceeded personal bests by placing in the Top 5 and finishing within the Top 10 in huge competitions. Comhgairdeachais le gach rinceoir. A special mention for Elysia Flanagan of Clondrohid who came 1st in the u12 All Ireland championships and to Orlaith Cronin from Ballyvourney who came 1st in the u 16 championships .This was a great achievement for the two girls. To come first at local level is one thing but to come first in an All Ireland Competition is no mean achievement. The girls who competed were Shannon Ní Scannail, Naomi Ní Scannail, Kayla Ní Ealaithe and Orlaith Ní Chroinin all from Ballyvourney. Kealan O’Shea, Niamh O’Riordan, Elysia Flanagan and Caoimhe Murphy all from Clondrohid. Keep up the hard work.
C A R T.: A trip to Fota Wild Life is planned for Sunday July 29. The CART bus will depart Carriganima at 9 and Clondrohid at 9.15. All are welcome. Contact 087 8794128 for more info
G.A.A. NEWS: The JAs V Dromtariffe ended in a draw on a scoreline Clondrohid 5-10 Dromtarriffe 2-19 . well done lads! Clondrohid drew Donoughmore in the next round of the Junior A Championship. Good luck. Clondrohid U12’s continued their league run with a clear win on June 30 in very hot conditions against Aghabullogue The lads started really strong, with great build up play from the boys in the middle. The forwards punished the space given to them and went on a scoring run with some fantastic points and a cracking goal before the break. The backs and especially the keeper were put under pressure on a few occasions in the first half but were so clinical in the tackling. The keeper, Eugene, made some fantastic reaction saves and kept Clondrohid well in contention on a score line of 1-4 to 0-1 lead at the break. As the 2nd half began, in 26 degree heat, the boys pushed on even more and the game was never really in doubt. Aghabullogue fought back to score a fine goal and a few points but the midfielders/ forwards showed no mercy and scored a few goals to confirm their victory on a score line of 4-5 to 1-3. Well done to the lads and lady on a great win.
Kellogs Cúl Camp: Taking place from July 23 to July 27. Registration will take place on Saturday mornings during training. Contact Fergal Kelleher on 087 9359704 for more info.
Funding. Well done on receiving €50,000 from Clár Funding, this money will enable the completion of the already excellent facilities in the G.A.A. grounds


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A vintage Honda 50 ready to take part in the Liz Lucey Run. Back, from left, John Noel O’Leary, Sorcha Herlihy and owner, John Creedon ©Lee Valley Outlook

Inchigeela Updates

Liz Lucey Memorial. This was the 9th year of the Memorial Run which is a fundraiser for Marymount Hospice. The day was a great success. The various events went like clockwork thanks to the careful planning of the organizers, stewards and the supporters. Of course weather conditions were ideal, one of the best yet. Well done to all.
Tidy Towns News The Tidy Towns’ volunteers have been very busy lately. The annual adjudication is near and all declare that the village and its environs are looking good, clean and colourful. The River island is worth a visit to walk the riverside walks and sit out at the brightly coloured seats and picnic tables. We are delighted to see people of all ages swimming in the river again, sunbathing and taking advantage of the tropical weather as in the olden days. Likewise, the Grotto area at Rossmore, east of the village, has been tidied up and transformed into a park, worth visiting. It’s good to see the boat slip at Graigue on the Ballingeary road, being utilised by more fishermen and more boats being launched. There are boats and kayaks for hire nearby. Well done to all volunteers and to residents for their support.
Tír na Síog or Fairyland. A beautiful, mysterious, tiny village has suddenly appeared at the far end of the River Island footpath. I believe it is occupied by tiny fairy people although I have not seen any fairy myself-yet! Younger people, with wonderful imaginations, have assured me that they have got glimpses of the little fairy villagers and say that if you can stay still long enough you might see or hear them! If you are in Inchigeela, ask anybody where is the River Island –follow the path over 2 wooden bridges and quietly now! Sshhh! And don’t tell anybody!
World Drummer. At the recent All Ireland Pipe Band Competitions in New Ross, Graigue man, Flor Cronin, got a place to go forward to drum in the World Pipe Band championships in Glasgow with Cullen Pipe band. This happens in mid August. Flor got his early training with The Ballingeary Pipe band with which he also plays still. Best of luck to him and to Cullen.
Morris Dancing. The group who call themselves The Ancient Men Morris Dancers gave a performance of this old form of entertainment in Creedon’s Hotel on Monday last. This most unusual dance comes from Southern England and was once performed in Wexford as well. It looks very like the Straw Boys dance of Ireland and has music, dance and song. They tour and perform free of charge for the love of preserving this old dance form. The dance is guaranteed “to bring good luck, fine weather and fertility” and sure aren’t we all in favour of that?
Daniel Corkery Summer School. The weeks programme: Sunday July 15th 8.30 -Failte and Art Exhibition at Creedon’s Hotel. The lectures area as follows: Sunday 15th Lecture on Boole sisters by Des MacHale. Monday 16th 8.30 pm The poetry of Mary Boole Hilton by Katherine Hartnett. 9.pm Liz Mc Sceane introduces her latest novel. Tuesday 17th 9 pm Lecture on Voynitch and her Circle by Alannah Hopkins. Thurs 19th 9pm Alicia Boole Stott and her Mathematics by Yvonne Cohen. Every day at 11am there is a workshop on watercolour painting by Tara Laubach.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4pm there is a workshop on Alicia Boole. At 7pm each evening there’s a Choir workshop. There is a Historic Bus tour at noon on Wednesday and on Wed night the much looked forward to concert in Inchigeela church by Lux Musicae. The week ends with a gala night performance of “The Gadfly”, produced by Anton Floyd. So there is something for everyone .We are sure you will enjoy the week.
Great News. We have just heard that Inchigeela has won a prize of €500 as a result of our performance in the litter challenge, sponsored by Cork Co Council A huge congratulations to all volunteers and to the residents and businesses who all worked together to achieve a first. Well done everyone!

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A lucky victim enjoying the cool water of the Dunk Tank at last year’s Coachford Festival. Festival 2018 July 10 – 15 ©Peter Dineen

Coachford Updates

Family Festival. The 10th annual Coachford Family Festival kicks off and another packed weekend of fun, family favourites and craic is being lined up by the organisers. The Coachford 5 Mile Road Race takes to the starting line on Thursday evening, July 12th at 8pm. Registration is from 6pm in the local GAA Hall. There are changing and shower facilities, Chip timing, warm up and down areas, loads of prizes and after race refreshments. This AAI approved race was voted the ‘best 5 mile road race in 2017’ by runners and it’s definitely not one to be missed. Further info from Jerh O’Sullivan on 086 8329321.
On Friday July 13th the fantastic Children’s Fancy Dress Parade and Open Air Disco takes place at the GAA grounds. This was a great success last year and the organisers are expecting it to be an even better event this year if that is even possible!. All children are invited to come along wearing a costume and ready to have some open air fun. The parade starts at 7pm so come a little earlier.
High Nellies, pure bred doggies and great music are the stars of the show on Saturday. Owners and riders of the high Nelly bicycles are asked to gather in the GAA grounds at 5pm and everyone will take to the highways and byways at 5.30pm. There will be prizes for the best dressed male and female cyclists and one for the best looking bike. This is a great day out so beg borrow or even steal a High Nelly and take part in this cycle around the area. The largest Dog Show in the Lee Valley area takes place at 7pm Sharp. There are loads of categories and loads of prizes. Come along and show off your pooch, pet and best pal. More info from Tadgh on 087 2426343. Music and Dancing will take place on Saturday night as the ‘Rambling Folk’ take to the stage from 8-10pm to entertain and to get everyone dancing. There are full bar facilities available.
Sunday is Funday and there are loads and loads of events taking place at the Family Festival. It kicks off from 12noon and there is something for everyone this year. Cool down in our Dunk Tank, Challenge yourself and your friends to the Cross Bar Challenge, Sheaf Tossing and Kick Darts. Come along and challenge Ireland’s Strongest Man. Bring your children to take part in the kids’ sports and Hurling and football blitz, let them enjoy the mini funfair. There are loads of side shows, trade stands, a farmers market, a free Irish dancing Feis, and the brilliant Egg Tossing game. There is a Tug of War display, a Model Toy Show, ice Cream vans, Tea, Coffee & cakes and so much more to see and do. Make sure to catch the Men and Ladies Tractor Builders, This is a brilliant spectacle. The World Cup Final will be available to watch on TV if you can tear yourself away from all the activities in the field and in the Hall. The Broomhill Vintage Club have a brilliant display planned for Sunday when they will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Morris Minor and the 50th anniversary of the Mark I Ford Escort. There will be loads of vintage and classic cars and tractors on show and this is a great opportunity to see some of the cars that you may have driven in your youth!
Chairman of the organising committee Jerh O’Sullivan said “ We are all looking forward to this year’s Festival. There is so much planned and it looks like good weather is guaranteed so it’s going to be a fantastic few days for everyone. We are indebted to all our sponsors for their very generous support. We are hoping to raise loads of money for Marymount Hospice, CUH Children’s Unit, Autism Classrooms in Farran and Berrings, Pieta House and Local Charities. We would love if everyone could come to our events and enjoy what we have organised. Everyone is welcome to what we believe will be our best festival yet.

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River Lee at Carrigadrohid on 28th of June shot on DJI drone ©Eoin Moynihan

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

The children all have holidays from school now and I’m sure many will attend the various summer activity camps that are available. The Library is also a good place to keep in mind during the holidays. The *Summer Stars reading programme is in full swing in Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne. This is a fun way for children to keep up their reading skills throughout the holidays and return to school having added to their reading experience. To get involved, just call into the library to get registered, pick up a reading card and bookmark and pick out some books to get started. As the summer goes on you can get additional reading cards if necessary and, at the end of the programme, there will be certificates awarded and perhaps even a few prizes! Not a Library member? Don’t worry, it’s simple to join the library and it’s free!
As I write, the weather continues to be absolutely beautiful. If you are short any reading material to help you through these lovely, long, warm, Summer evenings, please do visit the library or use your membership number to access the large collection of e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and audio books online. If you are going abroad for a holiday why not brush up on the language on with e-Language Learning. Just log onto www.corkcoco.ie/library-services and scroll to Library Online to access all the online services.
Tá Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann, an ciorcal cainte, agus an Club Leabhar ar sos beag i gcóir an Samhraidh ach tá an grúpa cniotála & ceardaíochta ag leanúint tríd an Samhraidh. Leanann sé ar aghaidh gach maidin Dé Máirt ag a 11 a chlog, más maith leat buail isteach, beidh an tae réidh! *Further information in relation to the national Summer Stars Programme at Your Library can be found at www.summerstars.ie .

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Riverside walk at Inchigeela Island ©Pat Dromey

Macra Matters

Members of Donoughmore Macra travelled to Meath at the beginning of July to support Alan Twomey and Aoibhinn Murphy who were taking part in the Macra dairy stockjudging held at the IHFA open day. It was definitely a worthwhile trip with Alan taking top honours in the senior dairy stockjudging category and Aoibhinn taking 2nd place in the U23 competition. Congratulations to both members!
Dr. Jason van der Velde

The people of Cork county, and particularly the greater West Cork area, are deeply indebted to Dr. Jason and the West Cork Rapid Response unit for saving the lives of several people each and every month, and lessening the suffering of many more, whether in their own homes or at the site of an accident or incident. Dr. Jason works totally on a voluntary basis and is contacted by the National Ambulance Service through the 999/112 emergency numbers for life or limb threatening situations. Thanks to the good people of Cork, he is provided with the very best emergency medical equipment through a range of fundraising activities, which began in earnest in 2014 with the extremely successful "Jeep for Jason" campaign. This has enabled Dr. Jason to bring to the scene of an accident equipment better than the equivalent in any Accident & Emergency department of a hospital. So,coupled with his expertise and experience, people are getting a better chance of being saved. There is no greater gift than to save a life and Dr. Jason has worked around the clock, sometimes risking his own life, to save others. Originally from South Africa, he is married to Kirsten, lives near Ballinascarthy and has five beautiful children. His day job is as an anaesthetist at CUH and in his off-duty time, he is totally committed in helping to save people's lives.
More recently Dr. Jason has introduced twelve paramedics and advanced paramedics to the WCRR service who each now carry a medical emergency kit containing a defibrillator and other life saving equipment. They are dotted around the greater West Cork area and answer the call-outs within a 10km radius of their homes. It is planned to extend this further in the months ahead. Hence, a new fundraising drive, this time called "Answer The Call". So far, dozens of quizzes and other events have been held and everyone has been really generous to help defray the cost of these kits, which cost over €6,000 each. If anyone would like to help out with the fundraising, or make a donation, please contact Betty at 087 2414787 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There will a church gate collection at St. Colman's in Macroom on Saturday and Sunday July 28th and 29th at all Masses and your help will be much appreciated.

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Carrigagulla Stone Circle – scene of solstice rituals in Celtic times. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Back to our Roots in the Lee Valley.

By M. Mac S.
Roll back the decades, the centuries, the millennia, to study some cameos of Macroom and its environs through the ages.
10,000 years ago, the Lee Valley was frozen over. Ireland’s last Ice Age extended through Kerry and as far as Kilumney. Its recessional moraine dammed the Lee near Macroom, creating the Gearagh. Oak trees flourished on this marsh when temperatures rose but much of this ancient forest was destroyed in our lifetime, with the ESB’s hydro-electric project. The remainder is now preserved for posterity.
The river valleys and fertile soil first attracted settlers about 7,000 years ago and the area came to be known as Achad Dorbchon. These early inhabitants made it a centre of religious and burial rites. Stone Age archaeological remains – wedge tombs, dolmens, boulder and cist burials and stone circles abound. Macroom became the rallying point for all of Munster.
Dream back 5,000 years and visualise the druids and bards assembled at the confluence of the Lee, Sullane and Launey. Listen to their chants as they honour Crom, the deity for whom the plain was later named – Máigh Chromtha. Witness the sacrifices offered at the ‘cromlech’; the solstice rituals at the stone circle; the burial rites in wedge tombs, in cists and under boulders. Enjoy the venison and wild pig cooked in the local fulacht fiadh.

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The remains of the ancient oak forest at the Gearagh ©Lee Valley Outlook

Scroll forward a few thousand years and Achad Dorbchon is again a meeting point. Now we witness a saintly convention. The local man, Colman, has forsaken his poetry at the behest of Brendan the Navigator, but, for this special occasion, he has composed a ‘fáilte´ for his neighbouring colleagues. Finbarr has come a mile or so, from the church at Farranvarragan (Macloneigh), where he has established the holy see of Cork. Finbarr’s confessor, Olan, has travelled from Aghabullogue for the scoraíocht and Laichtín, Olan’s friend and rival, takes a rest at the riverside as he commutes along Bealach Fabhra and Bealach Leachta, to his churches in Cill na Martra and Donoughmore. A stone mason by trade, Laichtín has invited along Gobnait of Baile Mhúirne, for whom he has done some construction work. She came, protected by her bees and accompanied by her cousin, Abbán.
In 978 A.D., this holy show gives place to strife and warfare on the same plain, where the Sullane and Launey converge and a stone alignment creates a meeting point.
Here, more than 10,000 men from Cork and Clare, Limerick and Scandinavia, meet in mortal combat. Brian Bórumha of the Dal gCais takes on the might of Maolmuaidh of Cineál Aodh, the remnants of the O’Donovans of Bruree and Carbery and Ivor, a viking from Limerick. This bloody conflict is intended to avenge the death of Brian’s brother, Mahon, and to decide the kingship of Munster and, ultimately, the post of Ard-Rí.
Hear the shouts and curses in Gaelic and northern tongues; the clash of axe and sword on shield and helmet; the screams of dying men and horses. Smell the fear and blood, which runs in streams to Áth an Tuargain (The Ford of the Conflict) and southwards to Bearna Dearg (The Red Gap) as Maolmuaidh retreats to meet his death at Lackaduff (The Black Flag). His final resting place fulfils the curse put upon him for killing Mahon. It is indeed “in the harshness of the wind, where the sun never shines”. But, in an early show of realpolitik, Brian made a match between his daughter, Sadhbh and Cian, Maolmuaidh’s son. They were married at Enniskeane (Inis Chéine) and their son, Mahon, gave his name to the O’Mahony clan.

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Macroom Castle – the original castle was built in the 12th century, probably by the O’Flynns. ©

 Macroom’s next milestone marks the building of the castle in the 12th century, probably by the O’Flynns but under Norman influence. This made the settlement the capital of Múscraí Uí Fhloinn, relocating it from Templemartin. In 1212 A.D., a church was built adjacent to the castle and convenient to its main gate, which then opened on to the present Castle Street. The O’Flynns were displaced by the McCarthys in the 13th century and they ruled the area for 500 years.
We see a thriving and industrious community in the Macroom area during the Middle Ages. A horizontal mill was built by the McSwineys of Mashanaglass and Bealick had a mill from at least 1590. A wooden bridge was also constructed across the Sullane on the western side of the Castle.
The 17th century heralds more turbulent times for Macroom and the McCarthys. They had succeeded in staying in power despite the various English plantations and resettlements. When found on the wrong side, e.g. at the Battle of Kinsale, they apologised profusely to her majesty (“more of the Blarney”, sez she), and continued as before. Their castle and furnishings valued at an astronomical sum of £5.000 were burned during an altercation with Wilmot in 1602.
The McCarthys were back in residence when Cardinal Rinuccini came to call in 1645. He was en route to Kilkenny for a meeting of the Confederation, in the tortuous saga of English Catholic king v English Protestant Parliament. Imagine the scene in Macroom as the Papal Legate, suffering from saddle sores, is borne on a stretcher to the gates of the Castle. There, he is graciously received by Lady Muskerry. During the following days, he says Mass at a special altar in the square, since the church is unable to accommodate the huge crowds which have gathered to greet him.
Troubled times come to Macroom in 1650, as Bishop McEgan of Ross leads an army to help relieve Clonmel, which is besieged by Cromwell’s troops, under Broghill. McEgan is captured during the bloody battle of Macroom and is hanged at Carrigadrohid, when he exhorts the defenders of the castle to continue their ‘fight for faith and country’. Macroom castle comes under cannon fire from Geneal Ireton and his forces in 1651 and is again burned. The church is probably destroyed in this attack since nothing remains of it “but a bit of broken wall” when the Civil Survey is completed in 1656 and the town is credited with a population of 256 in 60 houses.
Macroom Castle is again habitable by 1652 but the McCarthys have suffered a temporary setback and are replaced by one of Cromwell’s friends, Admiral William Penn. He sets about improving his residence and changes the main entrance from the northern to the eastern approach. Penn, whose son, William, went on to found Pennsylvania, resided in Macroom up to 1660, when the McCarthys were re-instated. Some of the family became Protestant and the church built on the site of the old Catholic church is understood to have been Protestant, under the guidance of Rev. John Webb, from 1667. Catholics attended Mass in Aghinagh, Macloneigh and Clondrohid. Holy wells in the area provided additional opportunities for religious expression. To be continued.
Independence Museum Kilmurry

Great news has reached the Museum as it is now being advertised on the Fáilte Ireland website. http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/independence-museum-kilmurry/96908.This will increase our visibility to tourists wide and far.
Independence Museum Kilmurry was opened by President Higgins in August 2016. It replaced the Terence MacSwiney Memorial Museum, one of the first local history museums opened after the formation of the Irish state. A guide will show guests around and tell the stories that bring this period of history to life. There are artefacts representing the experiences of people from all classes of society, from poor tenant farmers and labourers, as well as from landlords in local big houses. They help to illustrate the story of the struggle for Irish Independence. Like most of the country, Kilmurry suffered hardship during the Great Famine of the 1840s. It also witnessed tensions in the attempts to achieve Irish independence during the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum shows how the cultural revival of the 17th and 18th centuries helped inspire the revolution that would secure Irish freedom. Independence Museum Kilmurry has many items relating to historical individuals with local connections such as Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died on hunger strike in 1920 and Kathleen the widow of the Lord Mayor of Limerick, who became one of the first female members of Dáil Éireann.
Many major events of the War of Independence and the Civil War happened near Kilmurry. The museum displays weapons everyday items used by members of this local community and set the scene for the War of Independence and the Civil War in Munster.Three of the most important ambush sites are nearby. Kilmichael is a twenty minute drive away and Crossbarry, a similar distance towards Bandon. Just a five minute drive away is Beal na Bláth where Michael Collins was killed in 1922.
Independence Museum Kilmurry showcases some amazing archaeology such as the ringfort at Gurranes, Kilcrea Friary, MacSwiney and McCarthy Castles. Guided field trips to such sites take place in the summer. Wide ranging lectures and events take place throughout the year. All details can be found on the website.

Buying a property from a receiver can be stressful. In this situation, the warning “caveat emptor” or “buyer beware” is very important. Although appointed by the bank, the receiver acts as agent of the borrower. The bank will have suffered a loss on the property and will want to dispose of it as soon as possible to minimise that loss. The bank will want to sell the property as it stands and will not want to incur any expense if they can avoid it. The receiver has a duty to obtain the best price possible. A ‘normal’ vendor will have a duty to provide information about the property in relation to such matters as boundaries, disputes, planning etc. A receiver can exclude many of these items from the Contract for Sale.
Here are some useful tips to assist you if you are buying property from a receiver:-
Instruct a solicitor who is experienced in conveyancing and has a good reputation. Choose a solicitor who has been recommended to you by family, friends or a business advisor. Remember, this may be the biggest financial decision of your life so the decision as to whom you should engage to act as your solicitor is a serious one. Also remember that this is a service, not a product, and service levels can vary dramatically from firm to firm.
Arm yourself with as much local knowledge as possible. Talk to the residents in the housing estate. Call to the neighbours. Make contact with the representative for the management company. Find out if there are any issues with the property. It is always a good idea to speak with those living in the area to gain an understanding of the history of the property and the locality.
Before you close the sale, arrange a final viewing to inspect the property one last time to ensure nothing has materially changed with the property; there is vacant possession; there is no rubbish in the property etc.
Prepare a budget. List out all of the costs and expenses that buying the property will entail. Your solicitor will help you with this process. You will have legal fees and outlays, valuation fees, survey fees, life assurance premiums, building insurance, etc. If you address these issues in advance, then there will be no nasty financial surprises awaiting you as the transaction progresses. You will inevitably have increased expenses associated with buying a property in negative equity, so it is best to find out about any additional costs as early as possible.
Be realistic about the closing date. In the event that you are financing the acquisition through a lending institution, then all of these qualifications and limitations listed in the contract must be brought to your lender’s attention and their agreement sought and obtained in writing prior to the signing the contract. This can take a few weeks.
Check the position in relation to access to the property. Is the property abutting a public road? Does the property require access over a neighbour’s land? Is there a right of way in place? Are there any disputes with neighbours? What are the rights and obligations in relation to the right of way? Who maintains the right of way?
Instruct a competent engineer or architect to visit the relevant planning department, inspect the planning register, talk to the planning officials and ensure that there are no outstanding planning permission or building regulation problems of which they are aware.
Make enquiries with the management company. The major difficulty for buyers of repossessed houses or apartments in managed estates is that the receiver’s solicitor will usually not have up to date information from the management company. This information concerns the service charges for the management of the common areas, green areas, lifts, sinking funds etc. but most importantly, in the case of apartments, the insurance on the apartment block. Your solicitor will insist that this necessary information be supplied. If you require a mortgage to complete the purchase of an apartment, no bank will lend to you unless the position of the management company and in particular, the block insurance policy, is in order. Any arrears of service charges will have to be paid by the bank out of the proceeds of sale before a change of ownership will be noted by the management company. Your solicitor will ensure that you do not have to pay the service charges, which should have been paid by the owner.
Check the position in relation to utilities. If the property has not been occupied for some time it may well be the case that the ESB and water is disconnected. Substantial reconnection fees could be payable.
Undoubtedly, distressed properties offer value. All major banks in Ireland have indicated that they still have a significant number of properties which they will dispose of through a receiver. However, they also pose risks for the unwary, risks that at the very least could come home to roost if you seek to sell the property at some point in the future. Making yourself aware of the pitfalls and carrying out effective due diligence with your solicitor, prior to signing on the dotted line could prevent you from making a costly mistake.
Karen Walsh, specialises in conveyancing and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Tel: 021-4270200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.
Sports Mad
Cork Camogie Champions at top of Group 2

by Daragh Ó Conchúir
Cork continued their seemingly inexorable progress towards the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championships Semi-Finals after a 1-27 to 1-12 win over Tipperary in the top-of-the-table clash on July 7. Group winners progress directly to the last four, while runners-up and third-placed finishers compete in Quarter-Finals and the All-Ireland champions are sitting pretty at the summit of Group 2 with a very healthy score difference as the only team with a 100 per cent record after three games.
Cork established their supremacy early on with the ultra-consistent Amy O’Connor slotting two points, and Orla Cronin, Ashling Thomson and Orla Cotter – back from her recent marriage – on target for Cork, to lead early on by 0-5 to 0-1. Tipperary improved, bringing the score back to 0-7 to 0-4 but Julia White accelerated onto a Niamh McCarthy pass before finishing clinically for a goal to put six between the teams. Aoife Murray had a shot from a penalty deflect over soon after and though Róisín Cahill goaled for Tipp, it was 1-14 to 1-6 to Paudie Murray’s charges at the break. Devane brought her tally to six points from frees but Cork were on fire, finishing with 11 different scorers, Katrina Mackey edging just ahead of Orla Cronin as the Leesiders’ leading scorer with five points from play.
Offaly defeated Wexford by 1-18 to 1-12 at St Brendan’s Park to move into second, on a marginally better score differential than Tipperary, and Dublin accounted for Meath by 2-11 to 0-8 to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.
After 3 rounds of the playoffs, Group 1 of the Liberty Insurance All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is led by Galway with 9 points, followed by Kilkenny with 6, Clare and Limerick with 1 each and Waterford on 0. In Group 2, Cork lead with 9 points. Offaly, Tipperary and Dublin have 6 each and Wexford and Meath have yet to score. Cork is in action in the final two rounds of the playoffs on July 14 and 21 when they meet Meath and Offaly respectively.
County Senior Football Championship

Round 2 (Winners to Rd 3) Mallow v Kiskeam, Douglas v Dohenys, Clyda v Aghada, Carrigaline v Ilen, Clonakilty v Newcestown
Round Three (16 teams) qualifiers to date: St Finbarrs, Castlehaven, Valley Rovers, St Nicholas, Carbery Rangers, Nemo Rangers, Bishopstown, O’Donovan Rossa, BALLINCOLLIG, CIT, Duhallow and the five winners of the Rd Two games.
Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2 Bantry Blues v Na Piarsaigh, MACROOM 2-7 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-8, Kanturk v Castletownbere, NAOMH ABÁN a bye
Round Three qualifiers to date: St Vincents, Nemo Rangers, Bandon, ÉIRE ÓG, Newmarket, Fermoy, St Michaels, NAOMH ABÁN, winners of Rd Two games, Macroom and two others.
Relegation play offs (to date): Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2 (Losers from Preliminary & Round 1)
Mayfield 6-19 Carrigaline 1-8
Glanworth v Glenville
Ballydesmond v Clonakilty
Gabriel Rangers 5-15 Glanmire 1-10
Kinsale 0-13 BALLINORA 0-8
Rockchapel a bye
Round Three Qualifiers: Knocknagree, St Finbarrs, Adrigole, Millstreet, AGHABULLOGUE, CILL na MARTRA, Kildorrery, Youghal, Grenagh, Mitchelstown, Rockchapel and winners of five Rd two games, Mayfield, Gabriel Rangers, Kinsale, Glanworth/Glenville, Ballydesmond/Clonakilty.
Relegation play offs (to date): Ballinora, Carrigaline B, Glanmire
Kinsale 0 – 13 Ballinora 0 – 8
Ballinora, who came down from premier intermediate grade voluntarily this season, are now involved in a relegation playoff after losing to Kinsale at Brinny. The opening quarter was very even with nothing between the teams but in the second quarter Kinsale put points on the board and led by double scores at half time, 0-8 to 0-4. Both sides were set up very defensively and goals did not look likely from either attack.
In the second half Ballinora went more on the offensive but found scores from play very difficult and Kinsale never left the Mid Cork side get too near. Kinsale had the ability to score from play from a distance and this was the key to their deserved success.
Ballinora scores: Michael Murphy 0-6 (0-5f), Ben Ahern and C Lougheed 0-1 each.
Ballinora: Eoin Walsh: Kenneth Greally, Noel O’Toole, Patrick Cronin: Ian Whycherley, Kevin O’Regan, Brian Rigney: Mike Lordan, Alan O’Neill: Dylan Dineen, Darragh Holmes, Kevin Murphy: Ben Ahern, Darragh Corkery, Michael Murphy. Subs: Denis Buckley ht, Colin Lougheed ht, Padraig Dineen 49, Alan O’Shea 53.
Junior B Football Championship

Semi Finals: Grange 1-9 Goleen 0-10
Ballinacurra 2-14 Glengarriff 0-16
Junior C Football Championship
Semi Finals: Abbey Rovers 1-10 St John’s 0-10
Freemount 1-17 Gleann na Laoi 1-3
Cork U21 County Football Championships
Under 21 A Football
Preliminary Round Ahan Gaels 2-8 Nemo Rangers 2-16
Castlehaven 4-12 Bishopstown 2-7
Round 1 Carrigaline 1-15 Carbery Rangers 2-10
Aghada 3-1`3 St Michaels 1-6
St Finbarr's 2-21 ÉIRE ÓG 3-11
Beara v Douglas
Ilen Rovers 3-7 Nemo Rangers 1 - 16
KILMURRY 6-6 Mitchelstown 2-9
Kilshannig 2-14 Valley Rovers 1-6
Castlehaven 3-16 Glenville 2 – 12
Quarter-Finals (A) Castlehaven v Nemo Rangers
(B) St Finbarr's v Kilshannig
(C) Beara or Douglas v Carrigaline
(D) KILMURRY v Aghada
Semi-Finals: A v B, C v D
U21B Football Championship
(A) O’Donovan Rossa 4-18 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-3
(B) Duargle Gaels 4-10 Na Piarsaigh 2-8
(C) Midleton 4-12 Ballygarvan 2-8
(D) Avondhu a bye
U21C Football Championship

(A) Belgooly 1-7 DONOUGHMORE 4 - 13
(B) Kildorrery 2-10 Whitechurch 0-11
(C) Cobh 1-10 Tadhg MacCarthaigh 0-13 draw
Cobh 2-9 T MacCarthaigh 1-14 replay
(D) St Peters a bye
Semi Finals DONOUGHMORE 1-12 Kildorrery 1–11
Tadg Mac Carthaigh 2-9 St Peters 0-10
County Final:
DONOUGHMORE v Tadg MacCarthaigh
County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2 Ballymartle v Ballyhea, Bride Rovers v Na Piarsaigh, Kanturk v Bishopstown, Killeagh v St Finbarrs, Carrigtwohill a bye.
Round Three qualifiers to date: UCC, Imokilly, Douglas, Midleton, Sarsfields, Erin’s Own, Blackrock, Glen Rovers, Bandon, Newtownshandrum, Newcestown.
Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 2 (Losers from Round 1)
INNISCARRA v Carrigaline, Kilworth v Aghada, Watergrasshill v BLARNEY, Cloyne v Youghal
Round Three qualifiers to date: Mallow, Fermoy, Charleville, Fr O’Neills, Ballinhassig, Castlelyons, Valley Rovers, Courcey Rovers.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship:

Preliminary Round
Dungourney 1-13 Douglas 0-10
Round 1
(A) Dungourney 2-22 Milford 1 -22
(B) Ballygarvan 1-12 AGHABULLOGUE 1-18
(C) ÉIRE ÓG 0-14 Sarsfields 1-12
(D) BALLINCOLLIG 2-16 Meelin 1-21
(E) Kildorrery 1-22 DRIPSEY 2-14
(F) Argideen Rangers 2-9 Castlemartyr 3-17
(G) INNISCARRA 0-11 Ballymartle 2-22
(H) Tracton 1-18 Kilbrittain 3-9
(I) Midleton 2-15 Blackrock 1-12
(J) Na Piarsaigh 1-11 Barryroe 1-13
(K) Ballinhassig 1-6 Glen Rovers 2-21
(L) St Finbarr's 2-9 Mayfield 1-16
(M) GRENAGH 0-15 St Catherines 1-17
Round 2 (Losers from Pre Round & Rd 1) Douglas v Inniscarra, Ballygarvan v Kilbrittain, Ballincollig v Milford, Dripsey 0-12 Na Piarsaigh 1-16,Grenagh 1-17 St Finbarrs 0-15, Ballinhassig 0-19 Blackrock 4-18, Éire Óg v Argideen Rangers
Round Three qualifiers to date: AGHABULLOGUE, Dungourney, Sarsfields, Meelin, Kildorrery, Castlemartyr, Ballymartle, Tracton, Midleton, Barryroe, Glen Rovers, Mayfield, St Catherines, Na Piarsaigh, Grenagh, Blackrock.
Relegation Play Offs (to date): Dripsey, St Finbarrs, Ballinhassig
Na Piarsaigh 1 – 16 Dripsey 0 – 12
It’s a case of relegation battles ahead for Dripsey after suffering defeat from the Na Piarsaigh intermediates at Páirc Uí Rinn. Dripsey had the misfortune to score nothing from two penalty awards in a game in which the Piarsaigh goalkeeper was outstanding all through.
Dripsey led early on by 0-5 to 0-4 but the game turned the way of the city outfit when a Dripsey penalty from Michael O’Riordan was stopped and diverted out for a 65 and minutes later the city team got in for the only goal of the game which gave them the lead for the first time. Na Piarsaigh had the better of proceedings up to the interval at which stage they led by 1-10 to 0-9. In a low scoring second half, Na Piarsaigh still had a slight edge in the third quarter but Dripsey then got another chance of a goal from another penalty award. Again though, the goalkeeper Luke Donovan was equal to the best effort of Diarmuid O’Riordan and Na Piarsaigh went on to lead by points before Dripsey points from Eoghan O’Riordan and Michael O’Riordan cut the gap to two goals. Goals were needed by Dripsey to save the day and with Piarsaigh goalkeeper Donovan in top form there were not forthcoming. The city side had a late point to make victory absolutely assured.
Dripsey scorers: M O’Riordan 0-8 (0-6f, 0-2 ‘fore 5’), D O’Riordan 0-2, E Maher (f) and J Carey 0-1 each.
Dripsey: Aidan Buckley: Daniel Buckley, Liam Murphy, John Buckley: James Cotter, John O’Riordan, Aidan Murray: John Carey, Dave O’Sullivan: Killian Kelleher, Conor Dunne, Michael O’Riordan: Eoghan Maher, Patrick O’Riordan, Diarmuid O’Riordan. Subs: Martin O’Sullivan, Aaron O’Riordan ht, Shane Manley, 42, Dean O’Sullivan 48.
Grenagh 1 – 17 St Finbarr’s 0 – 15
Grenagh advance to the round 3 draw after this win over the ‘Barrs at Páirc Ui Rinn. The first quarter was very evenly contested, and it was still level when Adrian O’Neill fired home a breaking ball after a massive free from Kelvin Cummins had landed in the Barrs goalmouth. Grenagh led by 1-8 to 0-7 at the break, Seamus Cronin accounting for six of their points.
Grenagh got on top in the third quarter and had increased their advantage to 1-13 to 0-10 by the three quarter stage with points from Cronin and two apiece from Gerry Russell and Tom Kenny. The Grenagh defenders were not giving the Barrs forwards anything soft and the winners kept a clear gap between the teams to the finish.
Grenagh scorers: Seamus Cronin 0-8 (0-2f, 0-2 ‘65’), Adrian O’Neill 1-0, Tom Kenny 0-3, Gerry Russell 0-2, Kelvin Cummins, Paul BarryMurphy, C O’Neill and M O’Riordan 0-1 each.
Grenagh: M Barry: L Walsh, P McCarthy, A Kiely: A Duggan, K Cummins, S Dorgan: Sean Bourke, Gerry Russell: M O’Riordan, S Cronin, C O’Neill: P BarryMurphy, T Kenny, A O’Neill. Sub: P McSweeney 50.
County Junior B Hurling Championship

Round 3 Whites Cross 0-14 Lough Rovers 2-5
(A) O Donovan Rossa 1-10 Castletownroche 1-9
(B) Araglen 1-13 Randal Og 1-20
(C) Rathpeacon 1-15 Gleann na Laoi 0-10
(D) Belgooly 1-12 Whites Cross 1-15
O’Donovan Rossa v Randal Óg
Rathpeacon v White’s Cross
County U 21 Premier 1 Hurling Championship
Round 1
(A) BLARNEY v Douglas
(B) St Finbarr's v Valley Rovers
(C) Charleville v Duhallow
(D) Fr O' Neills v Glen Rovers
(E) St Colmans v Blackrock
(F) Killeaghita's v Sarsfields
(G) Shandrum v Midleton
(H) Na Piarsaigh a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1)
Na Piarsaigh v A, F v G, C v E, B v D
County U 21 Premier 2 Hurling Championship
Round 1
(B) Bishopstown v Ballinhassig
(C) Ibane Gaels v Carrigaline
(D) Ahane Gaels v Aghada
(E) Courcey Rovers v INNISCARRA
(F) Ballymartle v Tracton
(G) Mallow a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1)
Mallow v A, C V D, E v B, F a bye
Mid Cork GAA Championships
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

Progress in the JFC is going to be affected by the availability of Inniscarra’s Seán O’Donoghue who is a regular corner back with Cork senior hurlers and at the earliest, cannot play until the All Ireland semi final is decided on July 28/29th.
The draws for the remainder of the championship have been made and last year’s finalists, Kilmurry and Iveleary have been drawn apart in an open draw. Neighbours Canovee and Kilmurry have been paired together in the quarter final and this game is likely to produce one of the eventual finalists, with Iveleary favoured to emerge from the top half of the draw. Championship has a habit of producing shock results however so no team will be without hope of making the final as action should resume, now that Cork senior ootballers and all Cork football teams are out of competition until next season.
1st round:
A Ballincollig 3–8 Blarney 1-11
B Kilmurry 6-10 Cill na Martra 1-8
C Clondrohid 2-14 Dripsey 1-10
D Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-4 Canovee 3-17
E Kilmichael 0-10 Aghinagh 0-17
F Inniscarra 1-10 Iveleary 2-14
G Éire Óg 1-12 Donoughmore 0-12 aet.
2nd Round
Cill na Martra 4-10 Blarney 1-7
Dripsey v Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, at Macroom, Sunday July 22nd at 7pm.
Kilmichael v Inniscarra
Donoughmore – a bye
Round Three (11 teams – three games, 5 byes):
Donoughmore v Clondrohid
Aghinagh v Ballincollig
Éire Óg v Dripsey/Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh
Quarter Finals:
1 Donoughmore/Clondrohid v Aghinagh/Ballincollig
2 Éire Óg or Dripsey/Béal Átha v Iveleary
3 Cill na Martra v Inniscarra or Kilmichael
4 Canovee v Kilmurry
Semi finals: 1 v 2, 3 v 4
Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
A Naomh Abán v Ballincollig
B Iveleary v Inniscarra
C Aghabullogue v Canovee
D Grenagh v Donoughmore
E Macroom v Kilmurry
F Ballinora v Aghinagh
Quarter Final 1 Winner A v Winner F, 2 Winner E v Winner D
Semi Final 3 Winner C v Winner B, 4 Winner 1 v Winner 2
Junior C Football Championship

Round 1
A Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Gleann na Laoi
B Kilmichael v Éire Óg
C Dripsey v Clondrohid
D Macroom v Ballincollig
Semi Final Winner A v Winner B, Winner C v Winner D
MJK Oils Junior A Hurling Championship

Six teams remain in contention for hurling championship honours. Big guns, Cloughduv and former champions Ballinora have been drawn apart and won’t meet until the final if both progress.
Round 1
A Iveleary 0-16 Ballincollig 0-14
B Cloughduv 3-25 Éire Óg 3-13
C Ballinora 3-18 Donoughmore 2-6
D Blarney 4-18 Kilmichael 1-23 aet.
Round 2
Ballincollig 1-20 Kilmichael 3-17
Donoughmore v Éire Óg
Round 3:
Cloughduv v Kilmichael
Blarney v Éire Óg/Donoughmore
Semi finals:
Iveleary v Cloughduv or Kilmichael
Ballinora v Blarney or Éire Óg/Donoughmore
Junior B Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round Gleann na Laoi v Laochra Óg
Round 1 A Loser of Preliminary v Blarney
B Grenagh v Ballinora
C Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Round 2. 1 Winner A v Winner B
2 Winner C v Preliminary winner
3 Cloughduv v Donoughmore
4 Aghabullogue v Inniscarra Semi Final Winner 1 v Winner 2, Winner 3 v Winner 4
All Ireland Senior Football Qualifier - 4th Round
TYRONE 3-20 CORK 0-13
A truly dreadful championship season for Cork senior footballers came to an expected end at Portlaoise and the task of rebuilding confidence and assembling a competitive team will not be an easy one for Manager, Ronan McCarthy, and his co-selectors. Cork football is simply not up to top standard and morale is low.
In 32 back door matches Tyrone have now had 28 wins and this latest win was achieved with the minimum of fuss. Cork couldn’t deal with Tyrone and once Conor McAliskey planted a 42nd minute goal, the game simply turned into a demoralising exercise in restricting damage for Cork.
Tyrone led at half time by 0-10 to 0-5 and it could have been worse had the northern men taken more of their chances. In the second quarter Tyrone had six points while Cork only managed one. On the restart, Tyrone continued to govern the game and a 42nd minute goal edged them 1-13 to 0-6 clear and the game was all over as a contest.
Cork scorers: Luke Connolly 0-9 (6fs, 145), Mark Collins 0-2, Ruairi Deane and Michael Hurley 0-1 each.
CORK: Mark White; James Loughrey, Jamie O’Sullivan, Kevin Crowley; Kevin Flahive, Stephen Cronin, Cian Kiely (Ballincollig); Ian Maguire, Brian O’Driscoll; Sean White, Mark Collins, Ruairi Deane; Luke Connolly, Brian Hurley, Michael Hurley.
Subs: Killian O’Hanlon 32, Paul Kerrigan 40, Donncha O’Connor 47, Matthew Taylor 50, Ronan O’Toole (Éire Óg) 53, Sam Ryan 56.
Munster Senior Hurling Final

CORK 2-24 CLARE 3-19
Cork captured their 54th Munster senior hurling title when they came from behind with a powerful second-half display to oust Clare in a gripping final in Thurles. It’s the first time Cork have retained their Munster title since 2006 and they will now advance to the All-Ireland semi-final.
There was little between the sides in the opening half and they were level four times in the opening quarter before Clare surged in front. Clare opened up an eight point lead approaching the break but Cork finished the half strongly, cutting the gap to four to go in trailing by 2-11 to 1-10. Captain, Seamus Harnedy, had grabbed a puckout from Anthony Nash before setting up Luke Meade and he finished brilliantly to the net, and then Mark Coleman pointed a sideline cut from distance.
Cork got on top in midfield in the second-half with big performances from Darragh Fitzgibbon and Bill Cooper while Colm Spillane held Clare dangerman, Conlon, scoreless after the restart. Cork dominated in outscoring Clare by 0-6 to 0-1. Harnedy pushed Cork in front for the first time in the game after 48 minutes but Clare got back on level terms 13 minutes from the end. Cork took a major step towards retaining their crown when Fitzgibbon, Daniel Kearney and Cooper combined to set up Harnedy and the Cork captain blasted to the net to lead by 2-18 to 2-15 with eleven minutes remaining. Daniel Kearney and Harnedy extended Cork’s lead to four with seven minutes remaining.The sides exchanged points three times before Horgan’s eleventh point of the game put five between them and while Ian Galvin got a late goal for Clare, Cork held on to retain their crown.
Scorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-11 (0-6f, 0-1 65), Seamus Harnedy 1-4, Luke Meade 1-1, Mark Coleman 0-2 (0-1sl), Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-2, Daniel Kearney 0-2, Bill Cooper 0-1, Conor Lehane 0-1.
CORK: Anthony Nash; Colm Spillane, Damien Cahalane, Seán O’Donoghue (Inniscarra); Christopher Joyce, Eoin Cadogan, Mark Coleman (Blarney); Darragh Fitzgibbon, Bill Cooper; Luke Meade, Daniel Kearney, Shane Kingston; Patrick Horgan, Conor Lehane, Seamus Harnedy. Subs: Robbie O’Flynn 60, Micheal Cahalane 64, Lorcan McLaughlin 66, Dean Brosnan 73.
EirGrid Munster Under 20 Football Championship Final

Five players from Mid Cork saw action with Cork at Tralee.
KERRY 3-11 CORK 0-14
Six days after retaining their senior and minor titles, and 48 hours after the Juniors made it five provincials in a row, Kerry claimed the inaugural Munster U-20 title to complete the set. It was a comfortable win in the end for Kerry but it took a timely substitution and a penalty goal in the second half for the Kingdom to shake off a gutsy Cork side that competed gamely, but left themselves down with some poor shot selection and execution. Cork will rue some needless turnovers and poor accuracy in a game they were comfortable in for 40 or so minutes, but the old adage of goals winning games rang true.
A brisk first 30 minutes failed to separate the teams with both having periods of dominance but in the end neither could get their nose in front at the interval with 1-6 for Kerry, Cork 0-9. On the restart, an early Chris Óg Jones free put the Rebels in front again and Kerry struggled in that opening period of the second half, but when their first score of the half arrived in the 41st minute it was a game changer. Clifford did the approach work to set up substitute Eddie Horan for a goal, and the home side were in the ascendancy thereafter. Twelve minutes later Donal O'Sullivan was tripped in the square with Mark Ryan sliding his low penalty kick past Ian Giltinan to make it 3-9 to 0-12.
Cork scorers: C Og Jones 0-7 (3fs), C O'Callaghan 0-2, M Keane 0-2, T Corkery 0-1, C Barrett 0-1, D Gore 0-1.
CORK: Ian Giltinan: Nathan Walsh, Sean Walsh, Kevin O’Donovan: Liam O’Donovan, Aidan Browne, Tom Linehan: Colm O’Callaghan (Éire Óg), Mark Keane; Maurice Shanley, Tadhg Corkery (Cill na Martra), Cathal Maguire: Colm Barrett, Chris Óg Jones (Iveleary), Damien Gore.
Subs: Seán O Sullivan ht, Killian Myers Murray 37, Matthew Bradley (Aghabullogue) 50, Mark Cronin 50, Liam Wall (Kilmurry) 50, Alan McCarthy 54.
Dr Aidan Kelleher (Clondrohid) was a member of the Cork selection committee.
Munster Junior football final

Cork 1-15 Kerry 2-14
Kerry got a dream start with a goal direct from the throw-in with 20 seconds gone on the clock and added a point from the kick-out. Cork did not panic and for the rest of the half, Cork dominated the middle third and Cork led, 0-11 to 1-7, at the interval.
Cork looked in the driving seat of this gripping contest three minutes into the second period after a quick-fire goal by wingback John Cronin and a Jerry O’Connor free left them five points clear, 1-12 to 1-7. Kerry responded with points but Cork had a four-point lead in the 38th minute. Cork did not score again for 17 minutes as Kerry assumed control at midfield and with Cork tiring, Kerry scores followed.
Scorers for Cork: J O’Connor (0-5, 3 frees), J Cronin (1-0), S Hickey and A O’Connor (1 free) 0-2 each, B Daly, K O’Hanlon, BT O’Sullivan E McSweeney, D Dineen and M Vaughan (0-1 each)
CORK: Chris Kelly (Éire Óg); P Clancy(Fermoy), P Murphy (Bandon), D O’Regan (St Vincents); K Cremin (Boherbue), B Daly (Newmarket), J Cronin (Lisgoold); K O’Hanlon (Kilshannig), BT O’Sullivan (Garnish); S Hickey (Rockchapel), Cathal Vaughan (Iveleary), E McSweeney (Knocknagree); J O’Connor (Boherbue), Daniel Ó Duinnín (Cill na Martra), A O’Connor (Knocknagree).
Subs: R Harkin (Mallow) 45, M Vaughan (Millstreet) 48, D Cremin (St Michael’s) 57 , C Dennehy (St Finbarr’s) 57.
Bord Gáis Energy Munster U-21 Hurling Final

Cork made short work of Tipperary in this Munster U-21 Hurling Final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in glorious conditions. The highly impressive Rebels were just too strong, fast, skilful, and clinical for their opponents with senior stars Mark Coleman, Shane Kingston, and Robbie O’Flynn looking like men amongst boys.
A younger Tipperary simply couldn’t cope with a Cork team that had a significant size and strength advantage all over the pitch. That made it very difficult for Tipperary to win possession and the Cork forwards made the most of their plentiful possession.
Cork finished the game on a fitting note when ‘Man of the Match’ Mark Coleman fired over a massive point from long distance to bring the curtain down on a brilliant individual performance from him and the team as a whole.
Scorers for Cork: Declan Dalton 0-7 (4f, 1 sideline), Jack O’Connor 1-2, Robbie O’Flynn 1-1, Shane Kingston 0-4, Mark Coleman 0-3 (0-1f, 0-1 sideline), Liam Healy 0-2, Daire Connery 0-1, Aaron Myers 0-1, Eoghan Murphy 0-1, Tim O’Mahony 0-1.
CORK: Ger Collins; David Lowney, David Griffin, Niall O’Leary; Eoghan Murphy, Mark Coleman (Blarney), Billy Hennessy; Seadnaidh Smyth, Darragh Fitzgibbon; Robbie O’Flynn, Declan Dalton, Shane Kingston; Liam Healy, Tim O’Mahony, Jack O’Connor. Subs: Conor Cahalane 22, Daire Connery 45, Aaron Myers 55, Micheal O’Halloran 57, Chris O’Leary 57
County Championship Programme 2018

Friday July 13th
@ Ballincollig, IHC R2, Douglas v Inniscarra, 7.30pm ET
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, J'C'FC Final, Abbey Rovers v Freemount, 7.30pm
@ Bandon, IHC R2, Ballygarvan v Kilbrittain, 7.30pm ET
@ TBC, J'B'HC SF, O'Donovan Rossa v Randal Óg
@ Ballinlough, J'B'HC SF, Rathpeacon v Whites Cross 7.30pm
Saturday July 14th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, SFC R2, Clyda Rovers v Aghada, 7.00pm ET Alt. July 15th
@ TBC, IHC R2, Ballincollig v Milford, 7.00pm ET Alt. July 15th
Wednesday July 18th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, U-21 'A' FC QF, Kilmurry v Aghada, 7.30pm
@ Mourneabbey, U-21 'A' FC QF, St Finbarrs v Kilshannig, 7.30pm
Friday July 20th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, Co. U-21'C' FC Final, Donoughmore v Tadhg MacCarthaigh,
W/E July 21/22nd
All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship Final, Cork v Kilkenny
Saturday July 21st
@ Killavullen, IFC R2, Glanworth v Glenville, 7.30pm ET
@ Bandon, U-21 'A' FC QF, Castlehaven v Nemo Rangers. 7.30pm
@ Midleton, U-21 P1HC, R1, Fr O' Neills v Glen Rovers, 7.30pm ET Alt. July 24th
@ Pairc Uí Rinn, U-21 P2HC, R1, Bishopstown v Ballinhassig, 7.30pm ET Alt. July 24th
@ Carrigtwohill, U-21 P1HC, R1, St Colmans v Blackrock, 7.30pm ET Alt. July 25th
@ Carrigaline, U-21P2 HC, R1, Ballymartle v Tracton, 7.30pm Alt. July 24th
@ Ballygarvan, U-21 P2HC, R1, Ahane Gaels v Aghada, 7.30pm ET Alt. July 25th
@ Bandon, U-21 P2HC, R1, Courcey Rovers v Inniscarra, 7.30pm ET Alt. July 25th
Sunday July 22nd
@ Glantane, SFC R2, Mallow v Kiskeam, Prov.
@ Macroom, PIFC R2, Bantry v Na Piarsaigh, 3.45pm Prov.
@ Macroom, IFC R2, Ballydesmond v Clonakilty, 2.00pm Prov.
@ Brinny, IHC R2, Eire Óg v Argideen Rangers, Prov.

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Macroom Ladies Junior team. ©

Macroom Ladies Football

Macroom U-16 ladies travelled to Uibh Laoighre GAA in Inchigeela to play a friendly game against neighbours Naomh Fionnbarra. Naomh Fionnbarra gave Macroom a good tough game and a well stocked subs’ bench allowed both teams to experiment with positions and to play some of our younger players. The second half was very enjoyable as both teams found their form and the large crowd of spectators were treated to some great football. Macroom are training hard in preparation for their upcoming Mid-Cork league final and Championship matches.
Following their win in the Mid-Cork league, Macroom Juniors have progressed into the County E Championship. They played Keelnameela in the first round and started confidently and, at half time, led by a single point, 2-4 to 2-3. Macroom kept the pressure on and won 3-9 to 2-6.

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Macroom Ladies u14 winners. ©

 Macroom U-15s had their first league match against Ballincollig and scored first but the visitors were quick to come back and made the most of the advantage of playing with the sun at their backs. Ref Hughie Kelleher gave much needed water breaks at the 1/4 and 3/4 marks. Ballincollig led 4-3 to 1-1 at halftime. The second half brought a resurgence from Macroom. Two fast goals brought them back into the game and the sides traded points in the final minutes. Macroom closed the gap to just a single point but lost 6-6 to 6-5. Well done to Ballincollig for a great match, fair and hard fought. This U-15 team are working very well together.
Some of our County players have been in action and successful recently. Congratulations to Katie Dineen and the Cork Minor Ladies on a brilliant 5-15 to 2-11 win over Dublin on June 30th. This sets them up for a repeat of last year's All-Ireland Final clash with Galway. Congrats also to Aoife Twomey on her selection for the U16 Cork Camogie Bs who played Kilkenny on Sunday and came home with a win.
Macroom Ladies Football Club will host a Cork Ladies Football Development Summer Camp in Tom Creedon Park from the 16th to the 19th of July. This camp will be coached by some of the top Cork Senior and Minor ladies team members and is a great opportunity for our young ladies to be trained by some of the stars of Cork football.
Macroom G.A.A.

Macroom were away to Beal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh in the Mid Cork Junior C league, a very sultry evening in the present heat wave making the conditions difficult for players. Macroom had a good start to the game and two goals by Dylan Corcoran and points by Jason Leahy and Conor Hurley helped them enjoy a six point lead at the break. In the early part of the second half Macroom again dominated and goals by Dylan Corcoran and Darren Creed put them in a commanding lead. However, midway through the second half Macroom lost a player to a black card offence and then conceded a goal. An injury to Paul Cronin was followed by injuries to Darren Creed and Mark Meaney, leaving Macroom effectively playing with 10 players as no substitutes were present. They struggled on but Ballingeary had managed to reduce the deficit to 3points with minutes to go. Macroom brought all ten players behind the ball and held out for a great win on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-15. The selectors were delighted with the spirit shown.
Macroom junior B’s played Aghabullogue in the Mid Cork B league in the Castle Grounds on Monday evening and the game ended in a draw, each team scoring 1-8. Macroom led by two points at half time but conceded a goal ten minutes from the end, which gave the visitors the lead. A late point from Eolan O’Leary earned a deserved draw for Macroom. Macroom are in second place in the league table with three wins, two draws and two defeats from their seven games played. Their next Mid Cork league game is against Inniscarra on Friday 20th July but they have country league game with Goleen away this Saturday first.
Macroom Intermediates play Cill na Martra on Wednesday next in the county league at Páirc Uí Chuana.
Macroom GAA Kellogs Cúl Camp starts on Monday next at the Castle Grounds and is fully booked out with 120 registered for the weeklong activities.
Laochra Óg

Laochra Óg 6-11 Courcey Rovers 6-6
The journey continues for our u 15 boys in this county championship. We got off to a great start and led at half time 1-6 to 1-4. In the second half, Courceys put on the pressure and the lead changed hands several times but Laochra Óg finished the stronger. We take on Lisgoold next.
Laochra Óg 3-9 Kilbree 1-6
Our u14 boys finished out their league campaign with six wins from six and although battle weary from the u15 county championship win from the previous night they still dug in and produced some fine hurling.
Our u11 girls played Ballinora in u11 league in a very evenly contested game. It finished up Ballinora 5 goals to Laochra Óg 3 goals 3 points .
Laochra Óg Under 15 Camogie team played Cloughduv in the Muskerry league. All our girls got at least a half game and are learning all the time as we go along in this ungraded competition.
Club development draw €368 Con O'Leary, The Glebe, Clondrohid €25 voucher for M & J Kelleher, Clondrohid was won by Tara Twomey, The Tavern, Clondrohid. Next draw July 15th.
Laochra Óg U8 & U9 boys played 3 games against Ballinora, Aghabullogue and Cloughduv. We played 10 and 11 a side games and lost our first 2 games to Ballinora and Aghabullogue , but played a lot better in our 3rd game with Cloughduv with great teamwork and passing on show and drew that game.
LaochraÓg 5-10 Lisgoold 7-16
Our u 15 boys came up against a very strong Lisgoold team in the County semi-final and found themselves on the back foot right from the throw in. We trailed 5-11 to 1-5 at half time but Laochra Óg showed their true spirit and played their hearts out. But for time running out the margin would have been less.
Our Under Ten boys played their sixth away game against a very strong Diarmuid O Mathunas who took an early lead. Great to see new players joining the panel.
Camp4Champs 2018 online registration is now open! Venue: ColáisteGhobnatan, Ballyvourney 14th to 16th Aug Open to all girls and boys between the ages 6-U15. Each day from 10.30am to 2pm. Cost €40 per child (reductions for families of 3 or more) To register please fill in the form with the child/children’s details. www.laochraog.com

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Eire Óg U14s, All-Ireland Champions 2018 ©

Éire Óg

Representing Cork Ladies Football with distinction at Féile 2018, Eire Óg’s U14 team was crowned All-Ireland Champions in Burren, Co. Down recently after three days of scintillating football 29 June-1 July. The team generated great momentum, as they worked their way through the group stages in tough matches against Navan O’Mahonys and Kilkenny City on Friday and, in particular, Seneschalstown, their hosts, on Saturday morning. All 23 players on the squad were given game-time in these matches and all contributed hugely both on the pitch and off, everyone encouraging and supporting each other and fostering a great team spirit that carried them through the weekend. Navan was the venue for the quarter-final and Eire Óg overcame Galway’s representatives, Claregalway, with a fine display of attacking football and teamplay. In the semi-final, Eire Óg continued in the same vein against Ballyboden/St Endas (Dublin). In a physical encounter, Eire Óg, defended with never-say-die attitude in a tight affair in the first-half (HT 0-2: 0-1), before pulling away in the second-half with some great link-play and score-taking.
Westport (Mayo), who had beaten Southern Gaels (Kerry) in the other semi-final, now stood between Eire Óg and an all-Ireland title. The Cork team got off to a great start with 2 fine early goals and shut out the Westport attack with a series of blocks and steals (HT 2-1: 0-1), but Westport came back at them in droves in the second-half. However, Éire Óg’s defence and keeper were strong and resolute and refused to yield the goal that would have led to extra-time. So when the final whistle sounded and the Cork team had grasped victory, there were scenes of unbridled joy. Indeed, the celebrations continued late into the night after the squad arrived back to the Eire Óg club well after 11pm, as the All-Ireland champions were greeted off the team bus by a large crowd of jubilant well-wishers.
Éire Óg’s progress at John West Girls Division 1 Feile Peile na nOg 2018:
Round 1: Éire Óg (Cork) 0-9 v Navan O’Mahony’s (Meath) 0-1
Round 2: Éire Óg (Cork) 0-8 v Kilkenny City (Kilkenny) 1-3
Round 3: Éire Óg (Cork) 2-8 v Seneschalstown GFC (Meath) 2-3
Q/Final: Éire Óg (Cork) 4-5 v Claregalway (Galway) 1-1
S/Final: Éire Óg (Cork) 2-5 v Ballyboden/St Endas (Dublin) 0-2
Final: Éire Óg (Cork) 2-2 v Westport GAA (Mayo) 0-5
Éire Óg All Ireland Champions Panel: Leigh Coakley, Emily Cremin, Ciara O Brien, Maria O Donovan, Gráinne O Mahony, Niamh O Shea, Megan Sheehan, Ali O Callaghan, Áine Larkin, Abbie Cronin, Abbie Mullins, Laoise Murphy,Ruby Halligan. Leah Hayes, Edel Sheehan, Grace O Brien, Eimear Buckley, Sadbh McGoldrick (Capt),Sophie O Connell, Carrie Staunton, Maeve O Callaghan, Orlaith Cahalane, Shauna Sheehan.

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Macroom AFC Juvenile Award winners ©Con Kelleher

Macroom FC

Underage Awards Evening. The Riverside Park Hotel played host to Macroom FC last week to celebrate a tremendous 2017/18 underage season. The event received great support from players, parents and supporters as medals and personal accolades were presented. There was plenty of silverware on show as the U12 girls team proudly displayed their league and cup double. The U12A boys also had a great year, capturing league honours. Along with this, the U14 side won promotion to the Premier league. The U15s also secured promotion to division 1 and were runners up in the Neil Welch cup final. Our U14 and U16 teams both reached the last 32 in Ireland in the National Cup for the first time ever. Each team in the club from U12-U16 also presented awards for Player of the Year, Top Scorer and Most Improved Player.
Medals were presented by former Macroom FC Under 16 players, Cormac Buckley and Dylan Twomey. Both of these players are now playing with Cobh Ramblers U17s in the League of Ireland and are doing fantastically well. Eoin Guiney, who played U16 with Macroom this year, also helped out with the presentation. Eoin has been a regular with Cork Schoolboys league teams in recent years and has already pocketed several All Ireland medals himself. All three are an excellent example to aspiring Macroom FC players and it is proof that the club structures are producing top players.
Chairperson Denis Murray welcomed all in attendance and congratulated all award winners. He also complimented all coaches for their commitment throughout the year and he thanked the many parents who also provide support. Trophies were kindly sponsored by Paul Barrett Construction and Macroom FC would like to acknowledge this fantastic ongoing support of the club.
Macroom FC can now look forward with much optimism to the 2018/19 season with large playing numbers throughout the various grades. New volunteers are always needed and most welcome. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact any manager, club or committee member.
Boys Player of the Year: U12: Owen McCarthy U12A: Oisin O' Sullivan U12B: Bobby Murphy U13: Alexander Asling U14: Ryan Leahy /Mark Hunt U14A: Alan Desmond U15: Lorcan Flanagan U16: Patrick Barry
Boys Top Scorer: U12: Peter Lucey U12A: Cian Kelleher U12B: Colin Kelleher U13: Adam Twomey U14: Daire McMahon U14A: Rory Duggan/ Colm McSweeney U15: Aaron Hunt U16: Daniel Cotter
Boys Most Improved Player U12: Cian Desmond U12A: Davy Burke U12B: Michael Kelleher U13: Cathal Coleman U14: Sean Murphy U14A: Cameron Murphy U15: Ricky Cronin U16: Bradley O' Shea
Girls Player of the Year U12: Molly Murphy U12 Macroom Town: Lily Desmond U14: Emily Murphy
Girls Top Scorer U12: Avril Manning/ Caoimhe O' Brien U12 Macroom Town: Maisie Murphy U14: Leanne Healy
Girls Most Improved Player U12: Olivia Wozniak U12 Macroom Town: Isult Ni Riordain U14: Ciara Creedon
Macroom Golf Club

Results: 7 & 8 Jul-2018—OpenSingles -1st-Mark O'Flynn-14--42pts-2nd-Paul Lynch-21--42pts-3rd-Darragh Deasy-16--41pts -Gross-Ian Wiseman-4--33pts Senior-Paddy Fitton-15--40pts Hole in 1-Mark O'Flynn---11th
7-Jul-2018--Senior Scratch Cup-1st-Padraig O'Connor-+1—71 2nd-Keelan McCarthy (Lee Valley)-3—74 -Best Nett-Ronan kelleher(Killarney after CB)-3—73
7-Jul-2018--Junior Scratch Cup 1st-Daniel O'Sullivan-5—73 2nd-Ryan Kelliher (Killarney)-5—75 3rd-Adam Wills (Blarney)-10—75 Best nett-Tom tupper-8—68
5-Jul-2018--American 1st-Daniel O'Sullivan-6--42pts 2nd-Dan O'Brien (Q)-10--40pts-3rd-Vincent O'Mahony (Q)-19--40pts 3-Jul-2018--
Seniors Scramble-1st-David Hayes-16-Liam Nash-19--57.1-Frank O'Flynn-24
Fixtures: 10 July Club Seniors Scramble. 12 July American Golf Open Singles Qualifier. 14/15 July Lady Capt. & Lady Pres. Prize to men