Lee Valley Outlook v16e22 October 31 2019


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Pupils from Inchigeela National School celebrate Halloween 2019. ©An Scoil

 Lee Valley Diary
Lee Valley Speakers. Castle Hotel, Macroom. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8p.m.
Christmas Cabaret Rehearsals Adults Sun. Nov 3rd and 10th at 4pm Children Sun.10th 2.30 p.m. at Macroom Sports Complex, Castle Grounds.
Information for Over 60s Tues. 5th Nov, 11am – 1.30pm in the Castle Hotel.
‘Changing Times’ book launch at Griffin’s Garden Centre on Fri, Nov 8 at 8p.m
Mass for the Dead of Aghinagh parish in Bealnamorrive Church Fri Nov 8 at 8p.m
Rosary for the Dead each Thursday in November at 8p.m. in Bealnamorrive Church.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Demonstration, “ The Joy of Christmas”, Thurs 14th Nov at Coolcower House at 8.00p.m.
Simon Concert with Greenshine Sun. 17 Nov. 7.30pm at The Mills, Ballyvourney.
Ballinagree Vintage run Sun. Dec. 8th from 11 am.
Macroom Library Events
Tots Time Fri. Nov. 1 and Fri. Nov. 15th at 11a.m.
Information Event for Over 60s Nov 5th in the Castle Hotel 11am – 2pm.
Adult Book Club Nov 6th at 11.30am
Purlies November 7th at 11.30am.
Music Morning will Nov 8th at 11am
Business Advice Clinic Nov 12th by appt.
Creative Writing Group Nov 12th at 5.30pm.
Ciorcal Cainte Nov. 14th at 11.30am.
Juvenile Book Club November 16th at 3pm
Art Exhibition Connie Cronin’s ‘Messengers in the Wind’ during Nov..
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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The End of the Line. Looking forward to Macroom Bypass c. Lee Valley Outlook

The End is Near?

It looks as if the seemingly interminable saga of Macroom Bypass is drawing to a conclusion. Suggestions that the national thoroughfare, the N22, be rerouted around the town were first mooted in the 1960s. The narrow winding streets of the mid Cork capital were never intended for the increased volume and size of lorries and agricultural machinery in transit by the second half of the 20th century. In the early decades, properties in Masseytown were bought and demolished to facilitate a modest detour. There was opposition from some interested parties, fearing the bypass would ruin the town as a commercial centre. Without a united plan, funds, when available, went elsewhere. Over the decades there were more suggestions, more surveys, more potential routes and more protests. Remember the Yellow Brick Road. The late Jackie Healy Rae was a vociferous promoter of a bypass as Macroom was proving a serious delay and hazard for tourists and Kerry commuters to the airport, hospitals, colleges, workplaces.
The body responsible for the development of European Road Networks proposed a bypass of both Macroom and Ballyvourney, thus omitting the treacherous 3rd world stretch of road west of the Mons. The projected cost, then considered exorbitant, was €1m per kilometre, small change compared to the current €280m estimate for the 22km bypass road. Plans seemed to be progressing until the Kerry Slug raised his horns and heritage groups protested about the impact on the historical site at Cúl na Cathrach.
A decade later, CPOs were enacted. Geological, environmental and archaeological studies were completed and fencing and others preparatory works began in 2016. The project went to tender in May 2019 and it received Government approval in October 2019. Minister Micheal Creed announced that work will commence immediately on Macroom Bypass, with a three and a half year construction time frame for the job. The project will involve the construction of 18 road bridges as well as four river bridges which will cross over the Sullane, the Lana, the Foherish and Bohill rivers.
Commuters between Cork and Kerry will surely rejoice at the news. As will Macroom residents who endure considerable air and noise pollution, danger to pedestrians and cyclists, constant delays and the obvious anger and frustration of immobilised motorists. But the town needs to urgently prepare for life post bypass. The business community must unite to actively prepare. They can call on the experience of similar sized bypassed towns, some of which have flourished and others stagnated. We must ensure that our beautiful, historical town will become a successful business, heritage, cultural and activity centre post bypass.

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The contestants after the very successful Macroom G.A.A. Strictly Come Dancing 2019 ©Conor Hurley

 Macroom Strictly Come Dancing

Macroom GAA, Adult, Underage and Ladies sections, combined to provide a wonderful night’s entertainment at Rochestown Park Hotel recently at Strictly Come Dancing, a fund raiser for improving players’ facilities at the Castle Grounds and Tom Creedon Park. It was a most successful financial and social venture. The dancers, all amateurs, were Don Creedon and Aoibhe Murphy; David Horgan and Éimhín O'Mahony; Danny O'Keefe and Eileen Lynch; Mark O'Sullivan and Claire Cronin; Andrew Hegarty and Sarah Horgan; Tom Bradley and Orla Waugh; Rhys Hopkins and Stasia Smolich; Declan Kiely and Kate Brady; Caleb Dineen and Katie McSweeney; Diarmuid Holland and Sinead Foley; Killian Lynch and Grace Buckley; Jack O'Riordan and Maedhbh Carroll.
Club chairman, Joe Carroll, thanked the Organising Committee who had worked so tirelessly to prepare for the event: Margaret O’Leary Buckley, Lynda O’Keeffe, Una Horgan, Siobhán Carroll, Mairéad Twomey, John Ryan, Conor Hurley and Michael O’Riordan. Joe thanked James Duggan and Martin O’Brien, juvenile and ladies chairpersons respectively, for their huge help with the fundraising and also all the underage mentors who helped raise money through sponsorship cards. Joe had special praise for ‘our fabulous dancers’ for taking on the venture in the first place, giving so much of their time to practice their dancing and raise much needed funds. He thanked Choreographer, Bridget Harte, and all the patrons who bought tickets or sponsored the dancers and the business people who were Main Sponsors or who took out advertisements in the brochure and all those who gave spot prizes.
The Castle Hotel was thanked for providing a meeting room over several weeks, as were Rochestown Park Hotel, ticket selling venues - The Castle Hotel Cafe, Evelyn’s, Frank and Noel Twomey Hardware and The Auld Triangle; Cotters Printers who had prepared the booklet and PRO Conor Hurley who had coordinated the event. Denis Cronin acted as MC and Marion Creedon Hegarty, Aideen Johnson, Kevin Moynihan and Colman Corrigan were the judges. The winning pair were Orla Waugh and Tom Bradley, but all present agreed that all the dancers were fantastic.
In conclusion, the Chairman said that Macroom GAA would like to consider October 19 a landmark in uniting all three GAA Clubs to provide better facilities for young and old from 2020 onwards. The funds raised will be spent on projects such as:-
Maintaining and improving the playing pitches.
Upgrading the dressing rooms.
Upgrading lights in the Tom Creedon Park.
Installing security cameras to safeguard property etc.
Mr. Carroll said that all three GAA Clubs need everyone from players to parents to officers to play a part and with AGMs coming up shortly, they would welcome any new volunteers to help out. Recent victories by Macroom U12 /U10 boys and U11 girls have been a huge boost to all and hopefully, will lead to more, united celebrations in 2020.

Tidy Towns
Macroom Tidy Towns installed two new recyclable plastic seats in the Town Park recently, both sponsored by the Castle Hotel Macroom who were thanked by Chairman Martin Coughlan for their generosity and civic spirit. Tidy Towns are looking for one or two more sponsors so that they can purchase and erect 2 more badly needed seats in the Town Park, a beautiful area where the elderly can rest their weary limbs after a stroll, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around them. Tidy Town
volunteers recently joined up with the children at St. Joseph's Primary School, for their Climate Action Week litter pick, and they covered most of the town in one hour. Other activities were, walk all week, using reusable bottles, flower planting, Guzzler's big book on energy, Lessons from SEAI (all classes), viewing ‘Our Climate, our Future’ videos.
Tidy Towns volunteers have planted over 700 Spring Flowering bulbs in the biodiversity area near sensory garden in Masseytown.. Bulbs planted were Daffodils (single head variety for pollination), Iris, Tulips, Bluebells, Muscari, and crocus. Magnolia Garden Centre, Lissarda supplied the bulbs and advice, and sponsored a selection of bulbs.

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St. Mary’s Minor Camogie Team ©An Scoil

News from St Mary’s 
Transition Year students organised a “Welcome and Cultural Morning” for the residents of the Riverside Hotel recently and entertained the visitors through song, instrumental music and dance. They took great pride in the organisation of the event, and were pleased that the residents of the hotel had enjoyed it.
A Wellbeing Day was organised for second years on October 4th. It began with an hour long session of dance, followed by an input on ways to maintain good friendships. Two study skills sessions followed and the afternoon included a presentation on Internet Safety and sessions of physical activity, kickboxing and circuit training. The school is very committed to providing the junior cycle students with 400 hours of Wellbeing as stipulated by the Department of Education and Skills during their first three years in Secondary School.
Narrow defeat for St Mary’s Camogie Team in the Minor Blitz October 16th. 1st and 2nd years travelled to Fr O’Neill’s. 5 teams competed. We qualified to play Youghal in the final, a closely fought contest. Well done to all of the girls on a fantastic display of camogie and thanks to their trainer Mrs Kelleher for her dedication to the team.
October 18 we held our annual Catherine McAuley Awards, a fantastic night recognising the academic, sporting and extra-curricular successes of our students over the past year. It gives us the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful girls. Thanks to Colette O’Riordan, our distinguished past pupil, for being with us on the night.
We are very proud of 4th year History student, Lorraine Casey, who won a prize in the Kilmurry Museum sponsored essay competition, part of the Terence MacSwiney weekend. Lorraine wrote an intriguing and informative essay on the life of Michael Collins, delving into less known facts of his life and discussed how he has inspired her in her life. A huge amount of research and effort went into the essay. She had the honour of being presented with her prize by Cathal MacSwiney-Brugha, grandson of Irish Patriots, Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Brugha.
Our two Irish Gael Linn debating teams have qualified for the next round of debating at Junior and Senior Category. Both teams put on a fabulous performance. Well done girls and to their Irish teacher, Ms Queally. Junior Team: Aoife Downey, Abigail Kelleher, Aine Sheehan and sub Siobhan O Leary. Senior Team: Alannah Cunningham, Lorraine Casey and Marian Creedon.
Congratulations to 1st Year student, Holly Wenger, who was selected to represent Gymnastics Ireland at the Acrobatic Gymnastics European Age Groups Championships in Holon, Israel. We hope you had a lovely week and that all of your hard work and dedication to your sport was rewarded.
Congratulations to fifth year students – Maeve Murphy, Aoife Coleman, Kate Moynihan, Sarah Spillane, Andzelika Wyka, Rachel McCarthy and Kate Condon, who received Pope John Paul II awards at a ceremony in Mallow recently. A special thanks to Fr John Keane, Fr Roberts and all the priests of the parish for supporting our students.

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Senior cycle students from McEgan College pictured with Ms Caroline Kearney of CIT ©An Scoil

 McEgan College Updates
Macroom Parish Mission. McEgan College welcomed Mr. Niall Foley from the Macroom Parish Mission Team to our school on 24th October. Niall spoke about his own role as an environmental scientist with the EPA and how he feels his own personal relationship with God has brought him great peace and happiness. Niall finished his reflections with us by asking the students to join in with a lovely rendition of “Guided by your Grace” by Stormzy.
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Fourth Year in De La Salle during their geography investigation of Banna Strand. ©An Scoil

 De la Salle Updates
Parish Mission Visit: Macroom hosted a Parish Mission in St Colman’s church last week. The Mission was led by the Redemptorists. Niall Foley, a lay person, visited De La Salle to speak to the boys about the Parish Mission. He also brought his guitar and got the lads singing! Thank you to Niall for his time.
Terence MacSwiney History Essay Writing Competition: Congratulations to Eugene Granville of 1st year and Patrick Kerry of 4th year who recently won the ‘Terence MacSwiney History Essay Writing Competition’. Eugene, with his essay on Michael Collins, won the prize of best essay overall within the junior section while Patrick’s essay on Tom Barry won the prize for the overall winner of the senior section. This essay competition was related to the national decade of commemoration and Kilmurry Independence Museum Terence MacSwiney weekend which highlighted the contribution of Terence MacSwiney (1879-1920) and other prominent members of the revolutionary generation to Irish Education. Professor Cathal Bruga, a grandson of both Terence MacSwiney and Cathal Burga was in attendance to present the students with their winning prizes. Well done to the two lads on such an amazing achievement.
Third Year Local History Talk with Dr Con Kelleher: Con gave a fantastic presentation on the Macroom Workhouse Union, 1843-1921, an interesting but sad part of Irish History that has ties not only to the local area but to the school. Part of the original Workhouse building is still standing behind the school within the hospital grounds. Thanks to students, Jamie Kelleher, Conor Murphy and Conor Murray, who also presented short pieces about the topic.
Maths Week: Congratulations to everyone who entered the first year maths poster competition for ‘Maths Week’ last week. Well done to Ryan Siju (1B) who was the winner of the competition with a fantastic, creative and educational poster.
Geography Trip: Our fourth years took part in in a geography investigation of Banna Strand. This is part of the student’s introduction to the subject and will help students in the Leaving Cert investigation they will complete in sixth year. Our students donned the wellies and got stuck in and luckily picked a beautiful day to visit Banna!
Senior Football: De La Salle faced the High School Clonmel in the opening match of the Corn Ui Mhuirí group stages. Unfortunately, the points were shared between the two teams as the game finished in a draw 1-8 to 1-8. De La Salle was disappointed not to have won, having taken a lead of 1-4 to 0-5 against a strong wind in the first half. Full match report with named team is available on the school website and Facebook page.
Bishop William Crean: We would like to thank Bishop Crean for visiting the school on Thursday last, and for the kind and wise words he spoke to the students.

Christmas Cabaret at Coolcower House
Lee Valley Panto Group will assist 4 charities by performing Christmas Candlelight Cabaret at Cololcower House, Macroom on13th and 14th December. There will be a special Sing A Long Christmas performance for children’s chorus on Sunday 15th from 2.30 to 4pm. The charities are: Marymount Hospice, Macroom Hospital, St Vincent de Paul and Sullane Haven.
Rehearsal Sunday, November 3rd at 4pm Adults only and Sunday 10th 2.30 children and 4pm Adults in the Sports Hall in Macroom Castle Grounds.
All enquiries to Ann at 087 2755080

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Mary Lynch and Connie Cronin at the opening of Connie’s exhibition, "Messengers in the Wind" at Macroom Library ©Con Kelleher

Macroom Library
Our very first Tots Time was a great success, with a fantastic turnout. Parents and tots had a great morning singing songs with Gillian whilst shaking their tambourines and maracas. Tots Time will be taking place again on Friday, November 1st at 11am and again on Friday November 16th. We hope to have it on the first and third Friday of every month going forward.
The South Munster Citizens Information Service will be holding an Information Event for Over 60s for the people of Macroom on November 5th in the Castle Hotel and will run from 11am – 2pm. Gillian will be representing us at the event, so if you see our stand, be sure to ask her lots of questions about the library.
Adult Book Club will be meeting on November 6th at 11.30am to discuss ‘Nothing to Envy: Real Live in North Korea’ by Barbara Demick. Purlies Knitting Group will meet on November 7th at 11.30am. Music Morning will take place on November 8th at 11am with Eddie Hogan and special guest, Mary McSweeney.
The South Cork Local Enterprise Office will be returning to the library on November 12th to hold another Business Advice Clinic. The feedback to their first clinic was so positive that we’ve invited them back for another day. The Business Advice Clinic involves a free one-hour appointment with a business expert, who is best placed to advise small business owners on how to access information, funding advice or supports that are available to you. Booking is essential and can be done online at localenterprise.ie/SouthCork.
Creative Writing Group will be meeting on November 12th at 5.30pm. Bridge Club will be gathering bright and early on November 13th at 10am. Ciorcal Cainte will be taking place on November 14th at 11.30am. Finally, to wrap up a busy first two weeks of the month in the library, the Juvenile Book Club will be meeting on November 16th at 3pm to discuss ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio.
Art Exhibition – Connie Cronin’s wonderful collection of photographs titled ‘Messengers in the Wind’ will be on display in the library throughout the month of November, so be sure to take a look next time you visit us.
Music Morning. Mairead Herlihy presented the October Music Morning at Macroom Library and delighted the capacity audience with a varied selection. Bryn Terfel opened proceedings with Morning has Broken and this was followed by an Elizabethan Serenade written by Ronald Binge. Love Changes Everything with Nana Mouskouri and Mozart’s Theme from Elvira Madigan, played by James Last, preceded Don’t Cry for me, Argentina sung by Sarah Brightman and the Connemara Cradle Song with Frank Patterson. Mary Duff and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performed Panis Angelicus. Carmina Burana with O Fortuna and Canon in D for Strings was followed by So Long Marianne with Leonard Cohen and Soave Sia il Vento from Mozart’s Opera, Cosi fan Tutti. Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was a seasonal delight. Serenade Roman Hoffstetter, the Overture from the H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan, followed and Libiamo, the drinking song from Verdi’s La Traviata was sung by Placido Domingo . A Brahms waltz; an excerpt from Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra brought this most enjoyable session to the final number, Time to say Goodbye, sung by Katherine Jenkins.

Local Television
Wed Oct. 30 at 7.30p.m. and Sunday Nov. 3rd at 5 p.m. Rosary from Millstreet and Drishane Legion of Mary 1985 and Kilmurry in 1984.
Wed Nov 6 at 7.30p.m. and Sun. Nov. 10th at 5 p.m. Scoraíocht from the Top of Coom 1988 followed by excerpt from Ballinagree School Concert.
Wed Nov 13 at 7.30p.m. and Sun Nov. 17th at 5 p.m. Programme from the old Museum in Kilmurry 1984.

Contact information: Please email text and/or photographs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; telephone 026-41891 or post to Lee Valley Outlook, Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. (Photos by Friday before publication)
Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised sijhmultaneously in the magazine.
Station Masses for Aghinagh Parish: Bealnamorrive Church Monday November 4; Ballinagree Church Tuesday November 5 and Rusheen Church Wednesday November 6th, all at 8p.m.
Information for Over 60s Tuesday, 5th November, 11am – 1.30pm in the Castle Hotel.
Inniscarra Historical Society will launch the second edition of ‘Changing Times’ at Griffin’s Garden Centre on Friday, November 8 at 8p.m., with a review by Shane Lehane. All welcome.
Mass for the Dead of Aghinagh Parish at St. John the Baptist Church, Bealnamorrive on Friday, November 8 at 8p.m. All families that have lost loved one during the past year are invited to attend. If you would like the name of any other deceased relative or friend to be mentioned during the Mass, pleas hand their names into the sacristy before Mass. . All welcome.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Gala Charity Floral Demonstration by Margaret Collins AOIFA, entitled “ The Joy of Christmas” on Thursday 14th November at Coolcower House, Macroom at 8.00p.m., supporting Macroom Community Hospital. Tickets and further information 087-9821708.
Kilmurry H.A.A. present The Healy’s of Georgia escape from slavery. Born to an Irish immigrant and an African American slave, the Healy children of Georgia USA made history with their successes. John O’Connell tells their remarkable story on Friday November 15th at 8pm in the heritage room at Independence Museum Kilmurry. Members free. Non members €5.
Simon. Annual Concert for Cork Simon Community with Greenshine plus many more on Sunday, 17 November, 7.30pm at The Mills Inn, Ballyvourney.
Rosary for the Dead each Thursday in November at 8p.m. in Bealnamorrive Church.
Inchigeela Calendar 2020 Anyone that would like their photo to be included in next year’s calendar, please send photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They can be of people, places or events in and around Inchigeela. Please send photos in landscape orientation. Proceeds to local historical project in the village.
Ballinagree Vintage tractor ,car & bike run on Sunday the 8th of December Proceeds to Ballinagree Development group and Ballinagree NS Registration from 11 am. Leaving Ballinagree Village at 12 noon For Tractors call Billy on 087 6757447 or Chris on 086 7840146. For cars & Bikes call Johnny on 086 1931773.
Rylane Ladies Club Coffee Day on November 25 was a great success and has raised €1013 to date. Thanks to all who helped and contributed.
Aghinagh G.A.A. 13th Oct. Jackpot €4,600 Numbers drawn 06, 13 and 30. No winner. €50 Paul & Anne O’Sullivan, Rusheen. €20 each: Marian Manning, Láine Bar; Olan Noonan, Aghabullogue; Kay Coakley, Rahalisk; Mick & Tracey O’Sullivan, Ballinagree.
20th Oct. Jackpot €4,750 Numbers drawn 01, 35 and 38. . No winner. €50 Tom Carroll, Droumduv €20 each: John O’Mahony, Clondrohid, Macroom; Mike Joe & Kitty Corkery, Drombeg; Con & Helen, C/O Anvil Bar; Breda McCarthy.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto: Oct. 16. €70 Heather, Grace, Tara C/O Greyhound Bar €20 each: Dick Dineen Pound Lane, John Manning Dan Corkery Place, Conor Buckley Nadd, Anne Casey Rusheen. Bingo Jackpot Breeda Twomey Renaniree €250
Oct. 23. Jackpot €3,200 €70 Marie Spillane Moulnahorna €20 each: Josie O’Keeffee Macroom Sheila Lucy Gortnalicka, Ann McSweeney Carrigphooka, Bernie O’Leary Moulnahorna. Bingo jackpot Jonathon Lee Macroom €250
Cloughduv GAA October spin and Win. Denis Hickey, Aherla, €160. Bina Healy on behalf of Michael Lucey, Clondrohid, €150. Kevin O'Connor for Ann O'Connor Aherla, €150. Declan Moynihan Canovee €100. Padraig Murray, Béal Na Bláth €100.
Kilmichael G.A.A Lotto  21st Oct: Jackpot €6,100; Numbers: 28-32-35-36; No winner. €50 John Buckley, Inchisine; €25 each to Stephen Kelly, Gneeves; Margaret Kelly, Johnstown; Eileen Foley, Rosnakilla.
28th Oct: Jackpot €6,250: Numbers: 7-21-23-33; No winner. €50 John O’Sullivan, Coppeen; €25 each to Fintan Collins, Shanacashel; Ted O’Driscoll, c/o Jerry Masters; Diarmuid and Breda McCarthy, Macroom.
Kilmurry G.A.A. Lotto 13/10/2019. Jackpot: €4,200Numbers Drawn:6,14,26.No winner. €50 Liam O’Riordain€20 each: Martin Hubbard, Frances Kelly, Sheila Aherne, Jackie Beirne, Oran Downey.
Macroom FC Lotto 07/10/19. Jackpot: €6,400. Numbers drawn: 5, 29, 30. No Winner. €80: Liam Goulding c/o Mary Anne's. €20 each; Con and Maura c/o Murray's. Gary O'Donoghue c/o Danny, Angie c/o Breda, Dylan Dineen c/o Lar's.
14/10/19. Jackpot: €6,600. Numbers drawn: 18, 24, 32. No Winner. €80: Noel Lyons c/o Murray's. €20 each: Alex Noonan c/o Po'R, Rainer c/o Murray's, Paul Lynch c/o Lar's, Lorraine Casey c/o TP's.
21/10/19. Jackpot: €6,800. Numbers drawn: 5, 15, 36. No Winner. €80: Breda McCarthy c/o Noel. €20 seach: Michael Vaughan c/o Lar's, Eoin, Conor and Darragh c/o Catherine, Hughie Kelleher c/o Golden's, Maria Coughlan c/o Murray's.
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 15/10/2019. Jackpot - €2800 Numbers drawn: 5- 8-36. €70. Joe Moloney, Main Street. €20 each: Breda Mc Carthy, The Square. Daniel Buckley, Kilnagurteen. Bernard Crowley, C/O Murray's Bar. Celia Lynch, New Street, Melanie Spillane, Kilbarry.
22/10/2019. Jackpot - €3000 Numbers drawn: 7-32-33. €70. Denis O'Leary, Sleaveen East €20 each: Breda Mc Carthy, Ballymakeera, Michael Twomey, Railway View, Olivia O'Sullivan, C/o Mary Cooney. Eileen Leahy, New Street, €20. Dick Dinneen, New Street.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 14/10 /2019 Jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn: 6 - 30 - 35. No Winner. €20: Ann O'Sullivan (Knockrour); Martina & James Casey (Rylane); Sheila Scannell (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys
21/10 /2019 Jackpot €1,400. Numbers drawn: 4 - 20 - 25. No Winner. €20: Mort Kelleher (Rylane); Caroline Hounihan (Donoughmore); Three Amigos c/o The Anvil Bar (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys
Coachford AFC Lotto: 21/10/2019. Jackpot: €2,600. Numbers Drawn: 8 – 16 – 31. No Winner. €40 Mary Sull. €20 Kevin Feeney, Martin Griffin, Jim Bergin, Kevin Norcliffe.

 Lee Valley Updates

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Fáilte Ireland representatives with Kieran Lynch at Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, Ireland's first and only herd of milking water Buffalo, on the farm of Johnny and Geraldine Lynch in Cill na Martra as Ireland’s Food Story, Taste the Island, was shared with a group of eleven international journalists. ©Valerie O’Sullivan

Blas na hÉireann in the Lee Valley

The Lee Valley did particularly well at the 2019 Blas na hÉireann Food and Drink awards recently in Dingle. Folláin jams and preserves, Baile Mhúirne headed the list of winners. They were awarded the coveted Best in Cork trophy as well as Gold for strawberry jam, 3 fruits marmalade, whole grain mustard, lemon curd, Irish Bramley apple and fig chutney and sweet chilli sauce. Folláin also won bronze for strawberry and Prosecco jam, jalfrezi sauce, tomato chilli and balsamic relish, whole grain mustard with acacia honey.
Gloun Cross milk won gold also and 9 White Deer Brewery, Ballymakeera was also among the winners.

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Bishop Gavin unveiling a plaque to mark the 150th anniversary of the building of Canovee Church. Also included are Fr. Tim O’Sullivan, Fr Richard Wall S.M.A., Canon Bernard Donovan and Fr. Seán O’Sullivan ©Peter Scanlan

 Canovee Church 1869 –
St. John the Baptist Church, Bawnatemple, Canovee celebrated its 150th Anniversary on Sunday, October 27th. Chief Celebrant was Bishop Fintan Gavin, recently ordained Bishop of Cork and Ross.
When Cork and Cloyne became distinct Dioceses in 1748, it may be concluded that Cannaway was united with Kilmurry as Fr McGrath, P.P. Kilmurry at the time, notes in the Parish Register the return of Cannaway to Kilmurry in 1825: “On the 16th of August 1825, commenced the reunion of Canovee with Kilmurry, which were separated since 1812”. Speaking of the grave conditions of the Parishioners at the time, he gave concrete examples of the change from Tillage to Pasture farming, as a result of the fall in agricultural prices after the Napoleonic wars. “In one townland of 570 acres which was held by several respectable Farmers, a cowboy and a Dairymaid are the only inhabitants. In Mohollock (Mahallagh) 33 families were disposed last year”. In 1731 it was recorded that there was one new “Mass-House” in Cannaway, built about 1720, this church was situated to the left of the road between Carrigadrohid and Canovee, and that field has always been known as the “Chapel Field”. In 1760 a new church was built in Bawnatemple; this replaced the one at Killinardrish. The present church was built on the same site in 1869.
A short history of Canovee was made available at the 150th anniversary celebrations. A pictorial exhibition of photographs related to the church and district of Canovee over past years was displayed in Canovee National School Hall.

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Most Rev. William Crean, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne, blessing the new school in Clondrohid, also; Jim Lucey, Principal, Fr. Rohan, PP, Fr. Wickham, former PP and Minister. Michael Creed who officially opened the school © Peter Scanlan

 Clondrohid Updates
Weekly Adoration: Please note that adoration in Clondrohid church has been extended and will run from 10am to 6pm every Monday.. All are welcome to drop in at any time for as long or as short as you can.
Holy Souls Ceremonies in Clondrohid and Carriganima: On Sunday Nov 3, Rosary in Clondrohid Graveyard at 3pm. On Tuesday Nov 5, the Remembrance Mass for the deceased will take place in Clondrohid church at 7.30pm. All those who passed away in the last year will be remembered and candles will be lit for those and for all who you might like to be remembered. On Thursday, Nov 7, the Blessing of the Graves in Carriganima Church ground after 9.30 am Mass. On Sunday Nov 10, Prayers will be recited at the Famine Graveyard at Carrigastaighre after 11am Mass. On Tuesday Nov 12, there will be a blessing of the graves in Clondrohid church grounds after 9.30am Mass.
Options for Masses in Clondrohid and Carriganima: Voting papers are available in the 2 churches or bring your own piece of paper and drop your vote into the box this weekend. Counting will take place after 11am Mass this Sunday Nov 3.
Mass Cards: Signed Mass Cards by Fr. Joe are now available at Healy’s Spar shop.
Self help: This annual collection was taken up at all Masses in Clondrohid last weekend. The amount collected was €330 approx. Thanks to everyone who contributed so generously and a special thanks to the collectors
Events and entertainment in Carriganima: On Saturday Nov 2 at 9pm the money raised in the recent fun run/walk will be made to the 2 hospitals, namely Macroom and Millstreet. The large sum of €2,400 approx was raised, so well done to organisers and participants. Refreshments will be served and the night will be rounded off with the unique Scottish entertainer Johnny Bremnar. Great night assured. On Saturday night November 9 the recent fundraiser by Millstreet vintage which realised €1,200 approx will be presented to CART. A great night is guaranteed on Saturday November 16 when local musicians Tim Joe and Ann will be performing all in aid of Parkinson’s. Connie Riordan (Milkman) will make a special appearance and no doubt will perform a song or a recitation. Your support for this worthy cause would be great. On Friday November 22, the place will be bopping to the music of T.R. Dallas. Ye may remember due to a family bereavement he had to cancel his last visit, but true to his word and to the efforts of Seanie, he is back. Great night assured. To round off November, there will be Live Music in the Pub on Saturday night November 23 with some surprises no doubt.

Uíbh Laoire Notes.

King of the Castle: The well known O’Leary Castle at Carrignacurra, just down river from Inchigeela, has been bought by American, Tom Carlson. Mr Carlson tells us that he intends to renovate the old tower house and restore it to its former glory, inside and out. He envisages the refurbished castle would be an attraction for visitors and for local people alike. The castle has four floors and a spiral stairway and is about 80 feet high. The structure is in surprisingly good condition although it hasn’t been occupied by humans for over four centuries, when the O’Leary chieftain and his followers abandoned it around 1640 as Cromwell’s forces confiscated it. It was gifted then to the Hollow Blade Sword Company of England as a reward for its support in the military campaign. The castle next passed to an adventurer called Masters, who never lived in it but who built a grand house close by. It is interesting to hear that the wife of the new owner is a direct descendant of the O’Leary clan, who abandoned the old building so long ago. Fáilte Abhaile !
Defibrillator: The Croí na Laoi fundraising effort to purchase a defibrillator for the Inchigeela area has been very successful. The Big Bingo night, the Coffee Morning and generous donations from sports clubs, from businesses and from individuals have covered the cost of the purchase. And now the next step is to train volunteers in the use of the device so that a team of people would be confident in using it, if ever needed. The training will be by qualified members from the Irish Heart Foundation and it will be free. The Croí na Laoi group would like to thank all for their generosity and support.
Coffee : The Coffee Session held recently in Creedon’s Hotel in aid of Marymount Hospice raised €800. Well done to organisers and supporters.
Uíbh Laoire Junior A. The campaign came to an end on Saturday but we are all very proud of our panel of players who gave us some great exciting days out and to the management, trainers and all those behind the scene. Well done to all.
Picture This: Recently, Helen Hallissey, a friend of Inchigeela, holidayed in Majorca, Spain. While there, by chance, she met the artist Nacho Summers. He told her that he had been to Cork 25 years ago to learn English for a month but stayed for 3 years. He got a job with Cork Co Council, doing drawings of projects and had 8 drawings still of a place called Inchigeela where, at the time, Croí na Laoi had projects in mind. The following day, he presented her with the drawings and said that he was delighted that they were going back to their origins. She kindly presented them to us and they can be seen in Creedon’s Hotel. Small World !
Coláiste Manager: A new manager, Donal Ó Laoire, has been appointed for Coláiste na Mumhan in Ballingeary. Fear áitiuil isea Dónal agus múinteoir scoile. Tá sé beartaithe aige forbairt a dhéanamh ar obair an choláiste agus an coláiste a choimeád in úsáid i rith na bliana comh fada agus is féidir. As this fine boarding college stood idle for most of the year, it made sense to find use for the historic building which has dormitories, catering and games facilities and the potential offered by lakes, rivers and mountains. Already some schools have made enquiries about the facility. Go neirí leat , Donal
Spinning Classes: Gach Máirt 7.15pm go dtí 8.pm Béal Átha
Fitness classes Gach Luan agus Céadaoin 7pm go 8pm Béal Átha
Meitheal na Gaeilge. The project, to help improve and conserve the Irish language, in ordinary everyday life, is up and running in Béal Átha. Classes and activities will be conducted through the medium of An Gaeilge in an informal, friendly fashion and all free -Ranganna Gaeilge (to suit all abilities) Ranganna seite, Siulóidí (guided walking), Ranganna Adhmadóireachta (sorry class filled)
Parish Church Events: Novena for the Dead will begin on Saturday November 2nd with 9.00am Mass in Inchigeela and 10.00am Mass in Ballingeary, continuing for ten days. Confessions on Friday, 1st November before 11.30am Mass in Inchigeela Church. The annual Bereavement Masses for all those who have died during the past year will be held in Inchigeela Church on Monday 11th Nov at 7.00pm and in Ballingeary Church on Wednesday 13th November at 7.00pm. Cemetery Prayers—Inchigeela New Cemetery on Sunday 3rd Nov after the 11.30am Mass. Inchigeela Old Cemetery 12.45pm. Gougane Barra at 3.00pm. Inchigeela Church Yard on Sunday 10th Nov after the 11.30am Mass in Inchigeela.
Comhghairdeachas le Mionúirí Bhéal Atha a bhuaigh cluiche cheannais Iarthar Chorcaí agus do Chailíní Cumann Naomh Fionnbarra a bhuaigh a gcluiche Leath cheannais. Maith sibh!

Coachford Updates.
Gala Anniversary Dinner. The organisers of the Coachford AFC 50th celebrations are absolutely delighted with the support the club is getting for their planned Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Dinner is taking place in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig on Saturday November 9th. Coachford Soccer club have pulled out all the stops for this event. They will honour their premier players who captured the prestigious Mossie Linnane Cup earlier this year. But the club will also pay homage to the great men who founded the club 50 years ago. There is no way that these men and those lads who played that first soccer game in 1969 could imagine how big the club would become and that 50 years later, would still be going strong. This night of celebration and commemoration is sure to be one of the best nights the club will enjoy in their half century history. Liam Casey, club chairperson said "We are all really looking forward to this and we've been blown away by the support and cooperation we've received from players and supporters both past and present. Unfortunately, we have to limit the number of tickets we have for sale and the interest in them has been unreal. There are only a small number of them left so if you'd like to be celebrating with us, make sure you get yours as soon as possible." Tickets are available from Murphy's Centra, Coachford Post Office and Cooney's Filling Station. Tickets are also available from the club secretary, Dympna Crowley (087) 908 9134.
Tidy Towns. Well done to the Coachford Tidy towns who have been planting hundreds of daffodil bulbs around the village. The bulb planting project will help to bring a huge splash of colour to the village when the fruits of their autumn labours are realised in the spring. The Tidy Towns group have also been busy cleaning up derelict buildings in the village.
Light up Coachford. The Coachford Christmas Lights are offering you an opportunity to be the person to light up Coachford this Christmas. The organisers have opened a draw to select one lucky person to switch on the Christmas lights in the village on November 30th. All you have to do is submit your name into the draw box in the Post Office . The draw will be made at the switching on of the lights so you have to make sure you're there and you could be the lucky person to press the button.
Table Quiz. The Coachford Christmas Lights appeal will hold a fundraising Table Quiz on Friday November 15th in O'Callaghan's Bar Coachford.

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Cailíní fé 14 Naomh Abán a bhuaigh an Craobh ©Nora Ní Luasa

 Scoil Réidh na nDoirí i bhFilíocht
Bhí ócáid speisialta i Scoil Réidh na nDoirí le déanaí chun an dán, 'Scoil Réidh na nDoirí', a scríobh iarscoláire, Donncha Ó Donnchadha, a nochtadh go hoifigiúil. Séard atá sa dán ná a chuimhní dá laethanta scoile. D’fhill sé ar bhóithrín na smaointe athuair ar an lá chun na cuimhní sin a roinnt lena lucht éisteachta. Meabhraíodh dóibh faoin spórt agus spraoi a bhíodh acu ag imirt peile i bPáirc Uí Mhocháin. Labhair sé go ceanúil faoina mhúinteoirí, an Máistir Ó Loingsigh agus a bhean chéile, Bean Uí Loingsigh, nó ‘Madge’. Ba í siúd a mhúinfeadh na hamhráin dóibh. Go minic, shiúlfadh Den lena chara, Dan Ó Tuama ó Chúl Iarthair chuig an siopa áitiúil, na ‘Miners’, chun an Cork Examiner a fháil le breith abhaile. D’ainmnigh Den na daoine a bhí in aon rang leis: Seán Ó Mocháin agus John Mac Cárthaigh ó Réidh na nDoirí, Christy Ó Laocha, Doire Fingín, Mick Ó Luasa, Gort an Imill, Annie Ní Iarlaithe, Leac, Catherine Ní Thuama, Gort Uí Rathaille, Mary Ní Loingsigh, Doire an Aonaigh, Gobnait Ní Mhocháin, Cluainte Cárthaigh agus Máire Ní Chrualaoi, Gort na Binne, ceathrar acu imithe ar shlí na fírinne.
D’fhág Den Scoil Réidh na nDoirí i 1959 agus chuaigh sé go Coláiste Íosagáin ach d’fhill sé ar a Alma Mater i 1964 dá chleachtadh múinteoireachta. Meabhraíodh d’iarscolairí faoi na bínsí fada a bhíodh sa scoil ag an am. Bíodh míolta críona iontu agus d’fliuchaidís a méaranna ionas go mbogfaidís iad i ngan fhios don Mháistir. Chuimhnigh sé ar na scrúdaithe creidimh a bhíodh acu - an scrúdaitheoir ag cur ceisteanna agus sagart nó dhó suite taobh thiar dó i dteannta Máistir Ó Loingsigh. Ba scáfar an smaoineamh é. Luaigh Den an ‘Cúig punt’, scéim a bhíodh ann ag an am chun labhairt na Gaoluinne a chothú agus a neartú i dteaghlaigh na háite. Thagadh Tomás Ó Laoi agus dhíreodh sé ar an té ab óige i gcónaí. Mhínigh Den conas mar a bhíodh orthu na hurláir a ghlanadh sa scoil gach tráthnóna Aoine sula bhfágfaidís. Chaithfidís uisce ar an urlár chun an smúit a choimeád síos.
Mar fhocal scoir, dúirt Den go raibh sé an shásta gur i scoil Réidh na nDoirí a fuinneadh is a fáisceadh é. Le Siobhán Ní Loingsigh

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Aghinagh Macra Ladies’ and Men’s team who won both the All-Ireland Macra football finals in Tralee. ©

 Macra Matters
Winner! Winner! Aghinagh Macra had a fantastic weekend at the All-Ireland football finals in Tralee recently. Both the ladies and men’s teams were crowned All-Ireland champions. The men’s team overcame Devils Bit, Kenmare, before facing Callan in the semi-finals and then defeating Ennis in the final. The Ladies team faced Glanmire and Kenmare, before encountering Ballinascarthy in the semi. The ladies once again faced Glanmire in the final but overcame the opposition to be crowned All-Ireland champions for the second year in a row.
Men’s Team: Back Row, Left to Right: Dermot O Callaghan, Shane Corkery, Diarmuid Crowley, Matthew McCarthy. Front Row, Left to Right: Donagh O Riordan, Paul O Sullivan, Micheál O Connell, Johna Lynch, Kevin Cotter
Ladies Team: Back Row, Left to Right: Moira Twomey, Briege Scannell, Mairead Corkery, Ellen Coakley, Marian Coakley. Front Row, Left to Right: Aileen Corkery, Mary O Leary, Brid Cotter, Eibhlis Kelleher.

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Dan Murray as pupil at De la Salle, Macroom © (Dan Murray collection)


Dan Murray, 1934 –

Dan Murray, Kilmichael man, Teacher and Principal; Kilmichael, Kilmurry, Canovee, UCC, Macroom, Cork & Munster Footballer.
Dan Murray was one of the best footballers ever to play for Macroom. Born in Kilmichael, he played for Kilmichael (Schools Shield), Canovee, Kilmurry and Cloughduv (hurling) minors, De La Salle Macroom, Munster Colleges, Darrara College, Carbery, UCC, Macroom, Cork at minor, junior and senior levels, Munster and the Combined Universities. With Cork he contested two All-Irelands senior finals in ’56 and ’57, won two Munster senior medals, a National League medal 1955/’56, and an All-Ireland junior medal in 1953. He was a member of two Macroom county senior winning sides in ’58 and ’62, and won the Kelleher Shield with UCC and Macroom. He was named in Colman Cusack’s (John O’Sullivan) Macroom Team of Teams around 1959. A knee injury in 1959 curtailed his playing career and he regrets that he never got a chance to play again with Kilmichael.
Dan and his wife Sheila (neé Lucey) graciously received me at their home in Bishopstown, and I enjoyed their tea, biscuits and beautiful apple tart. Although his movements are slower, his mind is quick, bright and sharp. The purpose of the visit was to talk to Dan about his childhood, his education and career, and especially, his exploits on the GAA fields. His sporting successes are outstanding but perhaps are superseded by his off-field achievements. Dan thinks both are two sides of the same coin. We spoke in their lovely garden and Dan is the chief gardener.
Childhood: Born into a small farm in Balina, Toames, Dan was the youngest of ten children; he and his sister Nellie Finnegan are the only two still alive. Just over a month ago, his brother Jerry died in Galway. (Jerry’s daughter’s sons play soccer with Hibernians, Scotland, Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and Galway United - and the Irish clubs recently clashed). Dan was taught by Master Jerry Murray who was married to Dan’s first cousin - Peggy Burke, also his teacher. Dan has very pleasant school memories. Jerry Murray won county senior football medals with Macroom and was a fine golfer, as is his son, Kevin. Gaelic football was the Primary School’s game and Dan’s first match (School Shield) was against Kilmurry. Beaten, he remembers crying after the game and being consoled by Master Burke who told him that he ‘would yet win many matches’. That prophecy certainly came true. Skills were honed in the fields and on the road, often using home-made footballs, sometimes made from pigs’ bladders. Dan won his first medals in 1946 at the Macroom District Schools Sports when he won the 11-12 eighty yards race and U-12 thirty yards dash. Joe O’Brien was second in the former and his cousin, Jackie Higgins, second in the latter. Jackie was his centre field partner in the All-Ireland minor semi-final against Galway; he also won an All-Ireland junior medal with Cork and Dan in 1953.

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1958 Senior Football County Champions. © (Barry O'Brien's Macroom G.A.A. Club History 1886-1987).

Education- Football. For Dan, football and education went hand-in-glove. De La Salle, Macroom, was his next educational port-of-call. Dan did well both academically and football-wise. DLS lost a Simcox (Cork Colleges) final. He was a Cork minor in ’51 and ’52. In the ’51 Munster minor final he played full-forward and was marked by Kerry full-back, Eric Ryan, later a Macroom and Cork colleague, and who became a great pal. The following year he played at mid-field. Cork lost in ’51 but won in ‘52. As Kilmichael did not have a minor team, Dan played first with Kilmurry and then Canovee. Following his Leaving Certificate, Dan attended Darrara Agricultural College where he received his basic Rural Science training. The College reached a Carbery Junior final but lost. He played championship for Carbery but they were well beaten by Macroom. In 1953 he had one of his best sporting moments. Dan and his bothers, Jerry and Connie, played in the backs when Cork won the All-Ireland Junior Championship, a very rare if not unique occurrence to have three brothers on a winning All-Ireland team. As stated above, his cousin Jackie Higgins also played. That same year, 1953, Canovee qualified for the county senior semi-final and were beaten by the Army. After Darrara Dan did a two year Diploma in Rural Science in UCC. While there he played championship, Kelleher Shield and Sigerson football with UCC and was selected on the Combined Universities side that played the Rest of Ireland. Although UCC won a Kelleher Shield, he did not receive his medal as the manager, a fellow student, thought he had played poorly in the last game, ironically against Macroom. Liam O’Brien, New Street, was then heavily involved in Macroom GAA club and a Rural Science teacher. That connection facilitated Dan’s transfer to Macroom in 1957 and that was the beginning of a fruitful mutual relationship. He was on the Cork senior panel 1953-59 but a bad knee injury, sustained against St Finbarr’s in the ’59 senior final, prematurely finished his inter-county career. This was at a time before arthroscopies and cruciate ligament repairs etc. were available. With Cork he won a National League, two senior Munster championships and played in two All-Ireland finals, 1956 and 1957. Cork unexpectedly and probably undeservedly lost to Louth in 1957 and that of course is a major regret. One major incident from that game stays with him. Dan fielded a side-line ball near his square, but the ball was knocked from his hands, finished in the Cork net and that goal proved vital. Louth won 1-9 to 1-7. Cork lost, perhaps because of complacency and many missed scoring chances. That incident has never left him. Together with other Macroom players, Mick Goold, Niall Fitzgerald, and Eric Ryan, Dan played Railway Cup for Munster but he does not have a Railway Cup medal.
To be continued

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Macroom's 1962 Senior Football County Champions. ©(Barry O'Brien's Macroom G.A.A. Club History 1886-1987).

 Muskerry Local History Society

Programme of lectures and activities, 2019-20:
18 November: From Muskerry to the Front, Gerry White
9 December: The Burning of Cork, Michael Linehan
13 January: Mary Elmes, Ann Twomey
10 February: Macroom Union Workhouse, Before, During & After the Famine, Con Kelleher
9 March: Ballincollig & Carrigrohane Castles, Paul MacCotter
6 April: The Collins Squad & the War of Independence, Dominic Price
May: Field trip to Kilmichael Ambush, Sean Murphy.


Beannú Tí

Go mbeannaí Dia an teach seo óna bhun go dti a bharr
Go mbeannaí sé gach fardoras, gach cloch is gach clár.
Go mbeannaí sé an teaghlach, an bord ar a leantar bia,
Go mbeannaí sé gach seomra i gcomhair sámh codladh na hoíche.
Go mbeannaí sé an doras a osclaítear go fial don strainséar is bochtán chomh maith is dár ngaol
Go mbeannaí sé na fuinneoga a ligeann dúinn an leas ó sholas geal na gréine, na gealaí is na réalt
Go mbeannaí sé na frathacha in airde os ar gcionn
Is fós gach falla daingean atá ár dtimpeallú inniu
Go bhfana síochán dá réir sin, dár gcomharsain, cion is grá
Go mbeannaí Dia an mhuirear seo agam is a choimeád ó bhaol.
Is go stiúrú sé sinn uile go dtí a ribhrú féin. Amen

Receiver Over Land
Recently, a car dealer, alleged to be giving the Revenue the "runaround" in its efforts to recover a €4.95m tax judgment obtained 10 years ago, has received a two-month suspended sentence for civil contempt. The president of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, imposed the sentence on the basis of his finding that Mr. John Kane was in contempt of undertakings not to interfere with a Revenue-appointed receiver's efforts to sell lands. It is alleged the campaign involved threats being made to prospective buyers, a petrol bomb attack, break-ins, criminal damage, and the repeated placement of livestock on lands being sold. He suspended the two-month term in its entirety, but warned Mr Kane he would go to jail if there was any further interference by him with the work of the receiver. His wife was also banned by the High Court from bringing proceedings aimed at frustrating the sale of her husband’s properties by the receiver.
Receivers are appointed by a bank, pursuant to a bank’s mortgage over a property. The receiver takes possession of the property and disposes of it by selling it. The receiver has a duty to obtain the best price possible, and although appointed by the bank, acts as an agent of the borrower, being the registered owner of the property.
I am from a farming background and I can understand how stressful and heartbreaking it could be to watch land that has been in your family for generations being sold by a receiver. However, just because the land is used for farming and that it has been in a family for years does not change the legal principles behind enforcement. If borrowers refuse to co-operate and interfere with the receiver and/or third parties farming or occupying the land, a receiver can apply to the Court for interlocutory reliefs restraining the parties from interfering with the orderly running of the receivership process.
Machinery may be present on the land which is outside the scope of the bank’s charge. These items will need to be returned to the borrower or else disposed of if not claimed. The presence of animals and livestock is a regular concern. A mortgage will not extend to the animals which should ideally be removed by the party who owns them. However, that party may refuse to do so and it will then fall on the receiver or charge holder to deal with the animals.
Bank debt causes stress and pressure on farmers and their families, and there is a risk of losing the farm. However, there is always a solution and it is advisable to speak with a solicitor or a financial advisor at an early stage, with a view to rearranging the debt or the possibility of a write-down. It is recommended that the bank or financial institution be approached, with a view to renegotiating the debt. It is important that you keep up-to-date financial records including copies of all receipts and invoices and engage an accountant to prepare financial accounts if this is necessary. If you do not do this, you are potentially in a considerably weaker position and it is important to keep all financial records as you may need to produce these in Court at a later stage. You need to be in a position to show that efforts are being made to pay the debt. This would normally entail changing the repayment structure, based on what you can afford to pay. A writedown of the debt may be considered, by selling some assets with a view to paying off the debt at a reduced figure.
There is always a solution to bank debt, and it is best to tackle it early rather than leave it build, and it is recommended you should get professional advice from a solicitor, accountant, personal insolvency practitioner or financial advisor at the earliest possible time to assist making an approach to the bank.
Karen Walsh comes from a farming background and is a solicitor practicing in Walsh & Partners, Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths, 17, South Mall, Cork. Tel: 021-4270200 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

Munster Club Championships 2019
Senior Hurling: Glen Rovers v Kiladangan or Borris-Ileagh @ Tipp 10 Nov.
Senior Football: Nemo Rangers v Newcastlewest @ Cork 10 Nov.
Intermediate Hurling: Blackrock (Limerick) v Fr O’Neills 3 Nov @ Limerick
Intermediate Football: Éire Óg v Templenoe or St Saviours(W’ford) 17 Nov @ Cork
Junior Hurling: Cork winners v Kilgarvan 16 Nov @ Kerry venue

Cork County Football and Hurling Championships 2019

Senior Football Championship
Nemo Rangers 2-8 Duhallow 0-10
Referee: John Ryan, Macroom

Premier Intermediate Football Championship
Semi Finals:
St Michaels 1-9 Kanturk 0-12 draw
St Michaels 2-11 Kanturk 1-4 replay
Éire Óg 2-16 Bantry Blues 3-11
Éire Óg 0-14 St Michaels 0-12

Éire Óg 0 – 14 St Michaels 0 - 12
Mid Cork and Cork County Junior football champions in 2008, county intermediate champions in 2014 and now county Premier intermediate champions in 2019, the footballers of Éire Óg are in senior ranks on merit for next season and with the talent at their disposal need have no fears of what lies ahead. Éire Óg have been there or there-abouts for the past five years and they have finally reached their long sought destination and can now forget about the many frustrating near misses they have endured on their upward journey.
In this final the sides were level 0-11 apiece with eight minutes remaining but the men from Ovens upped the pace when it mattered, a feature of all their wins since the resumption of the championship in August in which time they have seen off the challenges of Aghada, Newmarket, Beál Átha’n Ghaorthaidh and Bantry Blues after a first round loss to Cill na Martra in April. Team Strength and Conditioning coach Paudie Kissane, the Cork All Ireland winner, came on board this season along with the return of team manager Harry O’Reilly and their hands were all over this win. Long serving outstanding clubman in hurling as well as football, Daniel Goulding was team captain and the star of Cork’s All Ireland win in 2010 kicked 0-8 for his side, a massive contribution and a reward for years of dedicated service.
Éire Óg showing dash and skill went 0-6 to 0-2 up inside the first quarter. Goulding kicking three of these from placed balls followed by one each from Jack Murphy, Diarmuid Dineen and Brian Hurley. St Michael’s managed to cut the gap to two but two more by Goulding from frees (on 22 and 28) pushed Éire Óg three up before St Michael’s closed with two points which left them just one behind at the interval, 0-8 to 0-7.
On the resumption, Colm O’Callaghan increased the advantage to two and Goulding made it a three-point match in the 34th minute. Back came Michaels with three in a row with 40 minutes gone, the scores were level, 0-10 apiece. Points were exchanged, Colm O’Callaghan for Éire Óg, 0-11 each on 52 and it was all to play for now. Ciarán Sheehan, another Cork hero of 2010, set up Goulding for a point in the 55th minute, and this was followed by one from centre back John Cooper four minutes later and in the Goulding sent over his sixth free to leave three between the teams. St Michael’s were awarded a close in free in the 63rd minute and took a point but that was that. St Michael’s were losing their fifth final in this competition in eight years, including the last three finals.
Scorers for Éire Óg: D Goulding (0-8, 0-5 frees, 0-1 45), C O’Callaghan (0-2), D Dineen, J Murphy, B Hurley and John Cooper (0-1 each).
Éire Óg: Eoin Kelleher; John Kelleher, John Mullins, Dermot O’Herlihy; Diarmuid Dineen, John Cooper, Daire McCarthy; Liam Sheehan, Ronan O’Toole; Eoin O’Shea, Jack Murphy, Kevin Hallissey; Daniel Goulding (Capt), Colm O’Callaghan, Brian Hurley. Subs: Ciarán Sheehan 42, Michael O’Shea 46, Joe Cooper 54, Denny Murphy 58, Alan O’Mahony 61.

Intermediate Football Championship
Semi Finals:
Gabriel Rangers 0-16 Dromtarriffe 0-15
Knocknagree 3-20 Millstreet 1-8
Knocknagree v Gabriel Rangers

Senior Hurling Championship
Imokilly 2-17 Glen Rovers 1-16

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Champions: Fr O’Neill’s (Kilworth)

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Semi Finals:
Blackrock v Aghabullogue
Sarsfields 1-11 Cloughduv 1-15
Cloughduv v Blackrock or Aghabullogue

Premier 1 U21 Hurling Championship
Preliminary Round:
Douglas 0-21 Na Piarsaigh 0-13
Round 1
A Na Piarsaigh 0-12 Midleton 1-27
B BALLINCOLLIG 3-13 Glen Rovers 3-12
C Killeagh Ita’s 1-17 Fr. O’Neill’s 1-11
D BLARNEY v Duhallow
E Sarsfields 6-21 Blackrock 1-10
F Shandrum 2-13 Bishopstown 0-16
Round 2
G Na Piarsaigh v Glen Rovers
H Fr O’Neills v Loser D
J Loser E v Bishopstown
Round 3
(i) Douglas v Winner H
(ii) Winner G v Winner J
Quarter Finals
1. Killeagh/St Itas v Winner (ii) 2. Winner (i) v Sarsfields
3. Winner D v Shandrum 4. Midleton v Ballincollig

 Premier 2 U21 Hurling Championship
Preliminary Round:
AGHABULLOGUE 1-15 Valley Rovers 1-12
Round 1
A Valley Rovers v Erins Own
B Ballinhassig 1-17 Charleville 2-20
C Mallow 3-16 INNISCARRA 2-18
D Courcey Rovers 0-15 Carrigaline 1-20
E CLOUGHDUV 0-7 Bride Rovers 2-18
F Tracton 1-14 St. Finbarr’s 2-17
Round 2
G Loser A v Ballinhassig
H INNISCARRA 2-17 Courcey Rovers 0-15
J CLOUGHDUV 1-17 Tracton 1-12
Round 3
(ii) Winner G v CLOUGHDUV
Quarter Finals
1. Mallow v Winner (ii) 2. Winner (i) v Bride Rovers
3. Carrigaline v St Finbarrs 4. Winner A v Charleville

Inniscarra 2-17 Courcey Rovers 0-15
Courceys started well and led by 0-6 to 0-2 after the opening quarter. Inniscarra then had their first goal and added a point to be leval on 17 and led at half time by 1-6 to 0-8. Inniscarra led by 1-9 to 0-11 ten minutes into the second half but had increased their lead to 1-12 to 0-12 by the 47th minute with Eoin McCarthy outstanding. Three times Inniscarra raised the gap to four points, each time Courceys got it back to a goal, but a second goal and two points for Scarra in the last three minutes settled the issue.
Inniscarra scores: Eoin Mc Carthy 1-3, Pádraig Holland 1-6 (0-4f), Fergal O'Leary 0-5, Liam Ryan, Ardal O’Connell and Seán Sheehan 0-1 each
Inniscarra: Dave Óg Coleman: Danny O Herlihy, Jack Harrington, Jack O'Sullivan: Liam Buckley, Con O'Leary, Ciaran Lombard: Liam Ryan, Sean Sheehan: Padraig Holland, Ardal O'Connell, Eoin McCarthy: Eddie O'Connor, Fergal O'Leary, Michael O'Connell. Subs used: Darragh Hughes 40, Mark Buckley 50, Rob O'Callaghan 58.
Cloughduv 1-17 Tracton 0-12
William Ronan got the goal for Cloughduv and Jack Kelleher, Luke Elliott and Darragh Walsh (free taker) got the bulk of the points. Eoghan Clifford gave a masterful display at centre back.
Cloughduv: Conrad Crowley: Pádraig O'Leary, Eoghan Curzon, Eoin McNabola: Brian Hinchion, Eoghan Clifford, Odhran O'Driscoll: Aodh Twomey, Eoin Moynihan: Cormac O'Driscoll, William Ronan, Darragh Walsh: Jack Kelleher, Liam Wall, Luke Elliott.

U21 A and B Hurling Championships
Quarter Finals
Imokilly v Carbery
Carrigdhoun v Avoundhu
Semi Finals
Imokilly / Carbery v Muskerry
Carrigdhoun / Avondhu v Seandún

 Junior B Hurling Championship – Interdivisional
Aghabullogue 3-17 Bantry Blues 0-10
Semi Finals:
Ballyhea 0-18 Douglas 1-9
Aghabullogue 1-23 Freemount 2-10
Ballyhea v Aghabullogue
Aghabullogue 1 – 23 Freemount 2 – 10
Mid Cork Junior B Hurling champions Aghabullogue followed up their win over Bantry with a semi final victory over Freemount at Meelin. Aghabullogue were under pressure in the opening quarter but were getting into their stride by the interval when the sides were level, Aghabullogue 0-10 to 2-4 for Freemount. Aghabullogue were on top in the second half and helped by a goal from Patrick Finnegan ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Aghabullogue: Donal Twomey: Alan Hogan, Dan Twomey, Colm O’Connell: Jerome Corkery, David Moynihan, Brian Buckley: Denis Desmond, Tom Long: Patrick Finnegan, Micheál Twomey, Greg Murophy: Eamonn Murphy, Billy Casey, Tim Casey. Subs used: Daniel Ó Duinnín, Killian BarryMurphy, Jack Murphy, Tadhg Bradley, Conor Dineen.

Junior B Football Championship - Inter divisional, Quarter final:
A Inniscarra 0-9 Bride Rovers 1-13
B Urhan conceded to Goleen
C Kiskeam 2-14 Kilshannig 0-8
D St Michaels v Ballinhassig
Semi Finals:
Goleen 2-7 Bride Rovers 0-11
St Michaels 1-14 Kiskeam 1-7
Final: Goleen v St Michaels

County U21 Football Championship 2019
U21 A Football
Preliminary Rd:
St Michaels 1 - 8 Carbery Rangers 0 - 9
Dohenys 0-10 Charleville 2-7
First Round:
A. Carrigaline 2-16 Glanmire 0-11
B. Aghada 1-8 Ballincollig 0-19
C. Beara 0-12 Bishopstown 1-7
D. Éire Óg 2-10 Valleys 0-12
E. Kilshannig 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-10
F. Douglas 2-18 Castlehaven 1-14
G. O’D Rossa 1-17 St Finbarrs 2-14
St Finbarrs 1-13 O D Rossa 2-6 replay
H. Charleville scr. St. Michaels w/o
Quarter Finals:
Carrigaline 1-14 Ballincollig 1-16
Beara 0-8 Éire Óg 1-15
Kilshannig v Douglas
St Finbarrs v St Michaels
Semi Finals:
Ballincollig v Éire Óg
Kilshannig/Douglas v St Finbarrs/St Michaels

U21 B Football
A. Courceys 0-2 Aghabullogue 3-18
B. Castlemartyr v Buttevant
C. Na Piarsaigh 0-11 Newcestown 1-14
D. Duarigale Gaels
Semi Finals:
Aghabullogue v Buttevant
Piarsaigh/Newcestown v Duarigle Gaels

U21 C Football
A. AGHINAGH w/o Crosshaven conceded
B. Bride Rovers 1-15 Ballycastle Gaels 2-10
C. Whitechurch v Randal Óg
D. Robert Emmetts
Semi Finals:
AGHINAGH 2-10 Bride Rovers 1-9
Whitechurch v Robert Emmets
AGHINAGH v Whitechurch/Robert Emmets

Macroom Motors Mid Cork U21 Football Championships

U21 A F champions: Éire Óg (Ballincollig)
U21 B Football Champions: Aghabullogue
U21 C Football (13 a side) Championship Final: Aghinagh v Iveleary

Rochestown Park Hotel Mid Cork Junior C Football Championship
Quarter Finals;
A Kilmichael 4-7 Dripsey 1-16
Kilmichael 2-9 Dripsey 2-12 - replay
B Ballincollig 2-11 Éire Óg 3-9
C Gleann na Laoi 2-11 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-10
D Blarney – a bye
Semi Finals:
Dripsey 1-11 Éire Óg 0-10
Gleann na Laoi 4-15 Blarney 1-12
Final: Dripsey v Gleann na Laoi

Oriel House Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship
Final: Aghabullogue 0 - 17 Éire Óg 0 – 7

Farho Intelligent Heating Under 21 B Hurling Championship
Ballinora 1 – 13 St Malachy’s 1 – 12
Grenagh 2 – 6 Western Gaels 0 – 10
St Malachy’s 2-18 Western Gaels 0-9
St Malachys 1-12 Grenagh 0-14
Ballinora 1-14 St Malachy’s 1-11
Ballinora scorers: Jack Twohig 0-8, George Forde 1-0, Conor Quirke 0-4, Luke O’Donovan 0-1, James Keohane 0-1. Mark O’Connell scored the St Malachy’s goal.
Ballinora: Joe Conway: David Fitton, Brian Rigney, Gary Linehan: James Keohane, Neil Lordan, David O’Halloran: Tim Forde, George Forde: Luke O’Donovan, Jack Twohig, DJ Daly: Sean Philpott, Conor Quirke, Cathal McCarthty. Subs: Brian McCarthy.
St Malachys: Devin O’Halloran: Colm O’Connell, Shane O’Riordan, David Looney: Brendan O’Callaghan, Niall O’Callaghan, Alan Jones: Dean O’Sulllivan, Eoin Buckley: St John Forde, Eoghan Maher, Evan Lucey: Ben Honohan, Mark O’Connell, Donnacha Morrissey. Subs: Brendan O’Connell, Aaron O’Riordan.
Ballinora captain Brian Rigney was presented with the cup by Mid Cork Board Chairman William Buckley after the game at Cloughduv. Ballinora will play the winners of Kilbree v East Cork champions in the county semi final on Sat November 9th next.

Muskerry Cup Football
Quarter Finals:
Kilmichael 3-10 Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh 0-11
Clondrohid v Dripsey
Aghinagh v Éire Óg
Cill na Martra v Naomh Abán
Semi Finals:
Clondrohid 1-14 Kilmichael 1-14
Aghinagh w/o Cill na Martra conceded
Final Aghinagh v Clondrohid/Kilmichael

County Junior Championships

County Junior A Football Championship
A St James 2-17 Cobh 0-2
B Boherbue 1-11 Aghinagh 1-9
C Ballymartle 1-10 Urhan 1-6
D St Michaels 7-13 Kilworth 1-8
E Erins Own 0-8 Ballinascarthy 0-9
F Iveleary 2-22 Lyre 0-7
G Ballinhassig 2-11 Garnish 0-5
H Kilshannig 4-17 Passage 0-4
Quarter Finals:
St James 1-11 Boherbue 0-12
Ballymartle 0-5 St Michaels 1-5
Ballinascarthy 0-6 Iveleary 3-8
Ballinhassig 0-4 Kilshannig 2-10
Semi Finals:
St James v St Michaels
Iveleary v Kilshannig

Kilshannig 1 – 11 Iveleary 1 – 9
Mid Cork champions Iveleary did not play well but still could have overcome the Kilshannig challenge in the county junior football championship semi final at Coachford if things had gone that little bit better for them. Kilshannig were good, physically strong around the midfield area and hit the ground running, putting Iveleary under pressure from the start. Iveleary were always hanging in there and despite everything that had preceded it, struck for a goal in the 25th minute which made the scores level at 1-3 to 0-6. Had they held on until the break they would have been nicely set up for the second half but unfortunately they conceded a goal to Kilshannig within minutes and so retired at the break three points in arrears and were always chasing the opposition from there on. Iveleary kicked some costly wides from frees and play and in a tight contest such as this one, they could not afford to be wasteful. Iveleary had to play the final quarter a man short after losing a defender to a second yellow card, yet outscored the winners by 0-3 to 0-1 in the last ten minutes and they really had the opposition under pressure in that period when they played with an all out resolve, trying desperately to avert impending exit from the championship.
Iveleary had the opening score, a point from a Brian Cronin free after a foul on Barry O’Leary after two minutes but Kilshannig equalised four minutes later and then their Cork footballer Killian O’Hanlon set up a lead point for Jack Twomey. Kilshannig increased their lead in the 10th minute but Cathal Vaughan pointed a free in reply, after Brain Cronin had been fouled. Kilshannig had another point, and then another from a free in the 17th minute, they led by 0-5 to 0-2 and were clearly posing major problems for Iveleary.
Ten minutes from half time, Kilshannig opened up a four point gap but Brian Cronin quickly made amends with a superb point from play. Iveleary were on level terms in the 25th minute when they Barry O’Leary split the Kilshannig defence with a beautifully judged foot pass to Conor O’Leary whose fisted centre across the face of the Kilshannig goal was met by Cathal Vaughan, who palmed the ball to the net. This score put Iveleary in a very good position but within minutes however, Kilshannig were back on top, when their Darragh O’Sullivan fired a fine shot to the corner of the Iveleary net from close range. In time added, points were exchanged from frees to leave Kilshannig in front at the interval, 1-7 to 1-4, a fair enough reflection of the trend of the game at that stage.
Within three minutes of the resumption two further points had put Kilshannig five points clear but Iveleary fought back and Cathal Vaughan pointed two frees to make it 1-9 to 1-6 after 43 minutes. Unfortunately Iveleary kicked a further three wides in this period and then lost Kevin Manning, dismissed after receiving a second yellow card for a tackle. Kilshannig pushed their advantage back up to four points, 1-10 to 1-6 in the 48th minute but Iveleary now threw caution to the wind and had the winners on the defensive for the remainder of the game.
Cathal Vaughan pointed on 52 to leave three points between the teams, but Kilshannig matched it in the 58th minute. A foul on Vaughan off the ball was punished with a point from the free and a Brian Cronin free deep in time added went over the bar and the drama ended when a subsequent free from Vaughan from a distance went wide of the posts.
Scorers: Iveleary: Cathal Vaughan 1-5 (0-5f), Brian Cronin 0-3 (0-2f), Chris Óg Jones 0-1.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Barry Murphy, Ciarán O’Riordan, Gerard O’Riordan: Kevin Manning, Seán O’Leary, Ciarán Galvin: Seán Lehane, Daniel O’Riordan: Conor O’Leary, Cathal Vaughan, Seán O’Riordan: Chris Óg Jones, Brian Cronin, Barry O’Leary. Subs: Donal Cotter for S Lehane 33, Finbarr McSweeney Jnr for S O’Riordan 45.

County Junior A Hurling Championship
Quarter Finals:
A Ballinascarthy a bye
B Courcey Rvrs 1-13 Carraig na bFear 2-13
C Russell Rvrs 4-18 Kilbree 1-10
D Newmarket 0-15 Brian Dillons 0-12
Semi Finals:
Ballinascarthy 0-17 Carraig na bFear 1-18
Russell Rovers 0-19 Newmarket 0-12
Final: Russell Rovers v Carraig na bFear

Gradings for 2020
Premier Senior (12 teams)

Prem Senior 1 St. Finbarr's
Prem Senior 2 Nemo Rangers
Prem Senior 3 Ballincollig
Prem Senior 4 Douglas
Prem Senior 5 Newcestown
Prem Senior 6 Clonakilty
Prem Senior 7 Ilen Rovers
Prem Senior 8 Carbery Rangers
Prem Senior 9 Castlehaven
Prem Senior 10 Valley Rovers
Prem Senior 11 Bishopstown
Prem Senior 12 Carrigaline

 Senior A (12 teams)
enior A 1 Kiskeam
Senior A 2 O’Donovan Rossa
Senior A 3 Dohenys
Senior A 4 St. Nicholas
Senior A 5 Clyda Rovers
Senior A 6 Fermoy
Senior A 7 Mallow
Senior A 8 St. Michael's
Senior A 9 Eire Óg
Senior A 10 Bantry Blues
Senior A 11 Ballingeary
Senior A 12 Bandon

 Premier Intermediate (12 teams)
Premier Intermediate 1 Kanturk
Premier Intermediate 2 Naomh Abán
Premier Intermediate 3 Newmarket
Premier Intermediate 4 Macroom
Premier Intermediate 5 Na Piarsaigh
Premier Intermediate 6 Cill na Martra
Premier Intermediate 7 Nemo Rangers
Premier Intermediate 8 St. Vincent's
Premier Intermediate 9 Castletownbere
Premier Intermediate 10 Aghada
Premier Intermediate 11 Knocknagree
Premier Intermediate 12 Gabriel Rangers

 Intermediate A (16 teams)
This grade will include the remaining 15 teams from the 2019 Intermediate championship, along with the 2019 Junior A County Championship winners.

Intermediate A 1 Mitchelstown
Intermediate A 2 Rockchapel
Intermediate A 3 Aghabullogue
Intermediate A 4 Millstreet
Intermediate A 5 St Finbarr's
Intermediate A 6 Glanworth
Intermediate A 7 Kildorrery
Intermediate A 8 Ballydesmond
Intermediate A 9 Mayfield
Intermediate A 10 Dromtarriffe
Intermediate A 11 Glanmire
Intermediate A 12 Glenville
Intermediate A 13 Kinsale
Intermediate A 14 Ballinora*
Intermediate A 15 Adrigole
2019 JAFC 16 JFC winners

Hurling 2020

Premier Senior (12 teams)
Premier Senior 1 Glen Rovers
Premier Senior 2 Sarsfields
Premier Senior 3 St. Finbarr's
Premier Senior 4 Bishopstown
Premier Senior 5 Newtownshandrum
Premier Senior 6 Carrigtwohill
Premier Senior 7 Ballyhea
Premier Senior 8 Midleton
Premier Senior 9 Blackrock
Premier Senior 10 Erins Own
Premier Senior 11 Douglas
Premier Senior 12 Na Piarsaigh

Senior A (12 teams)
Senior A 1 Bandon
Senior A 2 Ballymartle
Senior A 3 Newcestown
Senior A 4 Bride Rovers
Senior A 5 Killeagh
Senior A 6 Charleville
Senior A 7 Kanturk
Senior A 8 Fr. O' Neill's
Senior A 9 Kilworth
Senior A 10 Mallow
Senior A 11 Fermoy
Senior A 12 Cloyne

Premier Intermediate (12 teams)
Premier Intermediate 1 Courcey Rovers
Premier Intermediate 2 Inniscarra
Premier Intermediate 3 Ballinhassig
Premier Intermediate 4 Valley Rovers
Premier Intermediate 5 Carrigaline
Premier Intermediate 6 Blarney
Premier Intermediate 7 Castlelyons
Premier Intermediate 8 Watergrasshill
Premier Intermediate 9 Aghada
Premier Intermediate 10 Ballincollig
Premier Intermediate 11 Youghal*
Premier Intermediate 12 IHC Winners 2019

Intermediate A (12 teams)
It will include the twelve of the thirteen teams listed, with the 2019 IHC winners promoted to PIHC.

Intermediate A 1 Eire Og
Intermediate A 2 Blackrock
Intermediate A 3 Cloughduv
Intermediate A 4 Sarsfields
Intermediate A 5 Aghabullogue
Intermediate A 6 Meelin
Intermediate A 7 Douglas
Intermediate A 8 Argideen Rangers
Intermediate A 9 Kildorrery
Intermediate A 10 Mayfield
Intermediate A 11 Glen Rovers
Intermediate A 12 Dungourney
Intermediate A 13 Midleton

Lower Intermediate 2019
Lower Intermediate 1 Tracton*
Lower Intermediate 2 Castlemartyr
Lower Intermediate 3 St Finbarr’s
Lower Intermediate 4 Barryroe
Lower Intermediate 5 Grenagh
Lower Intermediate 6 St. Catherine's
Lower Intermediate 7 Ballymartle
Lower Intermediate 8 Ballygarvan
Lower Intermediate 9 Milford
Lower Intermediate 10 Dripsey
Lower Intermediate 11 Kilbrittain
Lower Intermediate 12 Na Piarsaigh
Lower Intermediate 13 Ballinhassig

Two teams will be relegated to JAHC (from Kilbrittain, Na Piarsaigh, Ballinhassig)
One team will be promoted from JAHC to reach a total of sixteen teams for 2020.
The Lower Intermediate championship grade is to be abolished at the end of 2021 with all teams regraded to Junior.
This will facilitate 48 hurling teams across four grades from the start of 2022.

 Colleges Corn Ui Mhuirí

De La Salle Macroom 1-8 High School Clonmel 1 - 8
The Corn Uí Mhuirí points were shared in this first round clash at Mallow. HS Clonmel, who had to play the final quarter with 14 men, looked like they might have done enough but De La Salle College Macroom came with a late scoring burst that yielded three unanswered points in this Group B contest.
DLS took a 1-3 to 0-1 lead early on, full-forward Jack Kelleher scored all three points while Dylan Twomey registered the goal after eight minutes. Clonmel, with the strong wind to their backs then got on top, landing four points without reply, three of these from frees.
De La Salle came good again approaching half-time, Daniel Cotter was put through by Twomey but his shot flew over the bar and DLS Macroom led by 1-4 to 0-5 lead at the break.
Against the wind, and just like their opponents in the first half, HS Clonmel restarted with purpose and by the 40th minute were level at 0-8 to 1-5. Jack Kelleher had a DLS point and Clonmel were reduced to 14 men for a challenge in the 46th minute but their reply was a well-worked move ending in a goal. DLS Macroom rose to the challenge and a Kelleher free was followed by one from play by Fionn Heffernan and in time added, Dylan Twomey kicked the equaliser.
Scorers for DLS Macroom: Jack Kelleher 0-5 (0-3 f), Dylan Twomey (1-1), Daniel Cotter and Fionn Heffernan (0-1 each).
De La Salle Macroom: B O’Riordan (Iveleary); J Galvin (Macroom), D O’Donovan (Iveleary), M Hunt (Macroom); D Hunt (do), C Buckley (do), S Meaney (do); E Moynihan (Canovee), F Heffernan (Clondrohid); L Asling (Kilmurry), D Twomey (Macroom), JK Long (Clondrohid); D Cotter (Kilmichael), J Kelleher (Canovee), C O’Connell (Kilmichael).
Subs: S O’Riordan (Iveleary)32 , B O’Shea (Macroom)50, I Jones (Iveleary) 57, C O’Connell (Kilmichael) 60.

Macroom FC

Online Lotto. Macroom FC weekly lotto tickets (from Oct 29th onwards) now have the option of being bought online. The traditional paper tickets will continue to be available in the usual outlets, nothing will change. However, for convenience, tickets can now also be purchased for each weekly draw through www.macroomfc.ie, Macroom FC Facebook page and the Clubforce App. This is another big step forward for the cluband will give people, wherever they are, an opportunity to enter the draw and support the club. Tickets can also be bought for a number of weeks/months with various discounts available. The first draw including online tickets takes place on Nov 4th.
Adult Teams. Macroom A had a fine away win over Grattan Utd in the Premeir league last week. Having dominated the first half, the visitors found themselves behind 1-0 at the break. In the second period Macroom hit a purple patch. Two goalseach from Jack O' Donovan and Szymon Sanetra secured a top class 4-1 win. This was a fine performance from the first 11 and the 5 subs introduced also made an excellent impact.
Macroom B headed to Watergrasshill Utd and found themselves in a similar situation to Maroom A, trailing 2-0 at the break. Another outstanding second half saw 5 goals recorded by Macroom to run out comfortable 5-2 victors. Oisin Shovlin had the first Macroom goal early in the second period. This was quickly followed by a fine strike from the tireless Mike Hourihan. Shovlin then got his second when he finished well after poor handling from the home keeper. Macroom were flying now and Owen McSwiney made it 4-2 from close range. The points were secured when Hourihan notched his second to the delight of players and management. Good performances from Darren Cullinane, Dec O' Riordan, Craig Ronan and Brendan O' Sullivan.
Round Up The U16 Premier boys kept up their fantastic form with a hard earned 1-0 win over league leader Carrigaline at Murrayfield. In a closely contested affair Macroom struck for the winner with just 10 minutes remaining. Patrick Kelleher popped up with the goal amid great excitement. Macroom had fine outings from Sam Pickering, Dylan O'Riordan, Mark Hunt, and Conor Kelleher. The U15 girls side travelled to Little Island to play Leeside. With another good performance Macroom came away with a 1-1 draw. Having found some excellent attacking positions it was looking like a 1-0 defeat. But the perseverance paid off with an equaliser on the stroke of full time. Macroom U12B boys entertained Douglas Hall and the goals were flying in with the visitors winning 6-4. Douglas took a big lead with some early goals but Macroom fought back brilliantly in the second half. Ronan McCarthy, Jack Fitzgerald (2), and captain Ronan Buttimer were on the scoresheet. A great performance, well done to all. The U12A lads went to Ballinhassig and lost out narrowly on a 3-2 result. Brian Bradley had Macroom in front but the home side then scored twice to lead. Michael Dunne struck for Macroom but late on Ballinhassig found the winner. The U12 boys welcomed Youghal Utd to Murrayfield and goals were flying in from all angles! Billy Murphy, Tristyn McBride, Tyron Moyo, Cathal Neville, Olan Buckley and Cathal and Kyle Cronin were all on target in a big home victory.