Lee Valley Outlook Oct. 17 2013 v10e21

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Autumn Spotlight on Macloneigh © Lee Valley Outlook

LeeValley Diary

Macroom Library:
Ciorcal Cainte: Mon. Oct. 21 at 11.30a.m.
Bridge: Wed., Oct. 23, 11a.m. to 1p.m.
Macroom Purlies Oct. 17 and 31, 11 am -1p.m.
October Exhibition: Work of John Flynn
Library Closure Sat. 26 and Mon. Oct. 28.
Tots Time Fri. Nov. 1 12 noon – 12.30.
Gramophone Recital: Mon. Nov. 11 at 11a.m.

Briery Gap:
Jack L in concert on Fri. 18th Oct.
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs on Sun. 20th Oct. at 3pm
Brendan Grace on Sun. 20th Oct. at 8pm
I Wish Mon. Oct. 21, 8.30p.m.
Sive on Wed. 23rd and Thurs. 24th Oct. at 8.00 pm
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley Fri. Oct. 25 8p.m.
Panto Rehearsal: for childrenon Sun. 27th Oct. at 4pm.
Beatle Mal onSun. 27th Oct. at 8.00 pm.
Dorothy Dolittle's Magical Adventure Mon. Oct. 28 at 3p.m.
Panto Rehearsal: for teenagers and adults on Wed. 30th Oct. at 6.30 pm.
Life of Pi film Wed. Oct. 30 at 8p.m.
Lincoln film Wed. Nov. 6 at 8p.m.
Redemption Song on Fri. 8th Nov. at 8.30 pm.
Donal Skehan Kitchen Hero Sun. Nov.17 at 8p.m.

Parkrun Free 5km run from Macroom Leisure Centre every Sat. at 9:30am.
Concert at the Mills with Ger Wolfe and Friends, Fri. Oct. 18th at 9pm.
Pub Quiz Fri. Oct. 18 , at 8.30p.m. at The Weigh Inn, Dripsey
Variety Show in Crookstown Hall on Fri. Oct. 18th at 8pm.
Coachford Market in GAA Hall on Sat. Oct19th 10.30 -1pm.
Crookstown Céilí Club: Céilí Sat. Oct. 19 at 9.30 p.m.
American Tea Party and Annual Raffle on Wed., Oct. 23rd at 8.30pm in Fr. Ryan Hall.
SMILE networking event at Maryborough House Hotel, Thurs., Oct 24.
Taispeántas Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí opening Thurs, Oct. 24 at 7.30 san Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne.
Monster Halloween Party Oct. 25, 7-9pm in DromleighN.S. Kilmichael.
Ceolchoirm Traidisiúnta san Ionad Cultúrtha Fri. Oct. 25 @ 8.30
Macroom Community Hospital fundraiser from Mills, Ballyvourney, Sat., Oct. 26th, 10a.m.
Focus Ireland at Macroom Family Resource Centre Wed. Oct. 30.
Card Drive , for SVP in Aghabullogue G.A.A. Hall on Thurs., Nov. 7 at 8.30p.m..
Macroom Flower and Garden Club: Gala Floral Demonstration at Coolcower House on Thurs., Nov.14 at 8p.m.

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

Macroom Updates

GSI Gathering in Macroom

General Instrument and General Semi Conductor Ireland is currently calling on past employees to reunite at a gathering in the Castle Hotel, Macroom on Saturday, November 9 from 8p.m. Key organizer, Anne Kelleher, said: "We are planning a Gala Staff Reunion. Approximately 4,000 people worked in the plant at Hartnett's Cross over the years of its operation but have since lost contact. Its closure, 12 years ago, pre-dated the wide use of mobiles, emails and social networking, making it more difficult to maintain links". Preparations are well underway at the hotel for the reunion and a night of nostalgia and fun is anticipated. Don Buckley of The Castle Hotel, said: "We are delighted to host this Gathering and the reunion is an excellent opportunity for those living overseas and at home to gather and remember their work days in Macroom!''. A casual chatty evening of finger food and music is planned. An indication of numbers of those attending would be appreciated in advance, but nobody will be turned away on the night. The cost to attend is just €10. Special accommodation rates are available at The Castle Hotel. For further information, please contact The Castle Hotel on 026 41074 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The O'Connor family, Church Lane Restaurant, with celebrity chef, Derry Clarke at a fundraiser for the children's hospital in Crumlin ©

Church Lane Fundraiser

ChurchLaneRestaurant, Castle Street, Macroom organised a most successful and enjoyable fundraiser for Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin recently. At an evening of music, fun and good food, celebrity chef, Derry Clarke, charmed the attendance and donated copies of his popular cookbooks. A sum of €2,232 was raised and the organisers wish to sincerely thank all who contributed to the success of the event, the local businesses that were very generous in giving lots of raffle prizes and a special thank you to Siobhan Healy, Aoife Corkery and Mairead Lynch for all their help with the face painting and kids' activities.

Macroom Library

Local artist, John Flynn, brings to Macroom Kermit and Friends as part of his first solo exhibition 'Badgers, Bears and Kermit', which debuted in CorkCity this summer.
Knitting with the Purlies is on Thursday 17th and 31st at 11.am. All level of ability welcome.
Ciorcal Cainte, conversational Irish over a cup of tea, takes place next on Monday 21st October at 11.30 for one hour. Bígí linn.
Bridge takes place on Wednesday 23rd at 11am until 1.00. A basic knowledge of ACOL Bridge is required to take part but all who have are welcome.
Tots Time will start on Friday 1st November at 12 noon. All parents with toddlers are invited to bring them to sing along with nursery rhymes and jingles. For the moment it will be of 30 minutes duration.
The role of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is to work on behalf of the public to ensure that Ireland has a diverse and vibrant range of broadcasting services, content and programming that best serves the needs of Irish audiences. The BAI invites you to read and consider its draft strategy for 2014 – 16 and give your views on it. Your responses will help to shape a final Strategy Statement. We have a copy for consultation should you have an interest in this area. We have also received a copy of the County Cork Biodiversity Action Plan 2009-2014.
The library will be closed on Sat 26th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th October.

I Love My Library

To celebrate Children's Book Festival 2013, which runs during October, Cork County Library and Arts Service invites children aged 12 or under to design a picture on the theme "I love my library". You can pick up the entry form at your local Library and draw, paint or colour your picture on to the form. There will be some wonderful prizes, thanks to the generous sponsorship of O'Mahony's Booksellers Ltd. The overall winning picture will feature on the 2014 calendar of Cork County Library and Arts Service, so your picture could be admired all over County Cork! Pick up an entry form from your local branch library. Completed entries should be returned to the library by 31st October.

Gramophone Recital

Peter O'Regan brought his attentive audience on an international music tour at the October Gramophone Recital at Macroom Library on the second Monday of the month. On a beautiful sunny autumn morning, he transported us with the Snow Waltz from Andre Rieu's album, Moonlight Serenade and then it was off to Russia for At the Balalaika with Nelson Eddy, a blast from the past. Australian soprano, Joan Sutherland, led Strauss's Nuns Chorus from the Golden Age of Operetta and the first of the three tenors, Jose Carreras sang A Vucchella by Francesco Tosti. Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes, from Gilbert and Sullivan's Gondoliers, preceded the nostalgic The Last Time I saw Paris, with words by Oscar Hammerstein and music by Jerome Kern, both Jews in exile during the Second World War. It was sung by American, Thomas Hampson. Im chambre separee, with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala was followed by Mario Lanza singing The Loveliest Night of the Year and the orchestra of Les Freres Colombo du Bal Tabarin set feet a tapping with accordion music and brought the first half of the programme to a conclusion.
After an enjoyable tea/coffee break we returned to the sound of corks popping in Johann Strauss's Champagne Polka. Edelweiss from the Sound of Music and sung by Bryn Terfel was followed by Welsh mezzo soprano, Katherine Jenkins with Somewhere over the Rainbow. Kenneth McKellar sang Robert Burns's My Love is like a Red, Red Rose before the second of the three tenors, Placido Domingo, sang Amor ti Vieta from Giordano's Fedora. The beautiful Di Provenza el Mar, il Suol, from Verdi's Traviata, was sung by Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. The third tenor, the inimitable Pavarotti, sang Catari, Catari and the session ended with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, an amateur group of 200 members, encouraging us to Climb every Mountain. The next gramophone morning is on November 11 and will be jointly presented by Mary McSweeney and Theresa Tangney.

Talent Contest

The Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom recently played host to an audience of over 300 at a most successful talent competition. 24 acts competed for the coveted prize of €1,000 plus The Maggie Kingston Perpetual Trophy. Contestants' ages ranged from 9 to 62 and they offered a broad variety of acts. Organised by Pat Melia of mymacroom.com, this is the 3rd year of the competition and attracted a total of 52 acts from across the county. The judges' lot was a tough one but their decision proved popular with the audience. Ms Niamh Kirby, a 14 year old from Timoleague in West Cork, was chosen as the winner. Accompanying herself on guitar, Niamh is a past winner of the Timoleague Star Search Competition. At the conclusion of the night, organizer Pat Melia thanked all the contestants, their families and friends and the Riverside Park Hotel, a fantastic venue and helpful staff. Winners were 1st. Niamh Kirby, Timoleague; 2nd Shauna Lee Nolan, Carrigaline; 3rd Shay Peters, Knocklong. Best U-18 Act Evan Murray,Dunmanway. Up & Coming Act Clodagh O'Sullivan & Tara Murphy, Macroom.

Awards at Youthreach

Youthreach Macroom Centre for Education hosted their annual awards night in the Castle Hotel recently. It was attended by students, parents, members of the Board of Management and guest speakers from Cork Education and Training Board. Sarah Healy, a final year Leaving Certificate Applied student, acted as MC for the awards ceremony and John Foskett delivered a presentation regarding his experience and time in the Centre. Students received awards for Leaving Certificate Applied and FETAC.

McEganCollege Updates

Open Evening: Fifth & sixth class pupils and their parents, from Primary Schools in the catchment area, attended a busy and informative evening on October 10. Principal, Ms. Patricia Lynam, outlined what the school had to offer, including wide subject choices, student support, school resources, facilities and extracurricular activities. Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Manning, explained how students benefitted from links to UCC+ and CIT programmes. Ms. Buckley, Head of Literacy, explained the changes to the new Junior Certificate and gave an account of the academic council. Mr. Twomey, Head of Sports, gave an overview of all the extracurricular activities which students can engage in and Orla Galvin, a leaving certificate student, spoke of the role of the student council. Prospective students and parents looked at the displays in various rooms throughout the school.
6th year students recently attended a retreat in Killarney to help them begin their final year in a positive and affirming way. It included a special Mass in St. Mary's Cathedral, a visit to Killarney National Park and Ross Castle, a spin on a jaunting car and a prayerful visit to the Friary. The retreat was deemed both beneficial and enjoyable.
The promotion of Numeracy at McEgan College, which involves Paired Maths, with fourth year students becoming mentors for first years once every week for forty minutes, was recently celebrated in the school. It was part of 'The Learning School Project', overseen by teachers Aine Noonan and Peter Cawley.
Junior Cycle students recently attended a Bullying Prevention Session workshop organised by Máire Ní Laoire (Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator) and created by Cyclone Repertory. The workshop challenged attitudes and supported students in creating strategies and tools to effectively curb bullying in their school.
The first annual Health Week at McEgan College involved informing the students of the benefits of a healthy life-style, ranging from exercise to healthy eating and also informing the students of the risks of not caring for both physical and mental health. Senior students enjoyed the week long programme. They were addressed by guest speakers from Herbal Life, a weight management agency, regarding weight problems and each received a voucher for a free health check-up at the local clinic. Danny Payne conducted a very popular Zumba session, which consists of exercise to music. Liam Doocey, a guest speaker from Youth Health Service, addressed 4th and 6th years, explaining its role in helping young people. Senior Year students took part in the 5K Fun Run and raised money for the Irish Heart Foundation. There was no competitive element: full participation was achieved and great fun was had by all. Health Week was deemed so successful that it is set to become part of McEgan College's annual programme.
Pat Creedon, 6A1, a student at McEgan, reports:
The school has come up with an innovative response to the growing concerns surrounding childhood obesity in Ireland. The project focused on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating and exercise. As well as lectures, a variety of activities such as hill walking, a GAA blitz and penalty shoot outs were organised and even the staff of McEgan got involved. In the 5k park run, Jack O'Donovan 3rd year won the junior run and Donnacha Lynch, 4th Year came first in the senior run. Mr. Cawley was the first teacher over the line. There were also prizes for healthy lunches as carrot sticks and vegetable sushi made an appearance. Research has linked factors such as a balanced diet, eating breakfast and fresh air and exercise to academic performance and through dynamic initiatives such as Health week, McEgan College strives to ensure that students meet their academic potential while living healthy and happy lives. Simple things like swopping fizzy drinks for water or getting involved in community events such as the Park Run can have huge benefits.

Sive at The Briery Gap

Nine students, members of Sullane Players Youth Theatre, will tread the boards at the Briery Gap, Macroom on Wednesday & Thursday night, 23rd & 24th of October. As Sive is on the Leaving Certificate curriculum, the students are fulfilling a wish to perform their first full length play and all students are from the Macroom area. Described by the director Pat Melia of The Sullane Players as a very talented and gifted group, the players all have some part experience of stagework in the past. The nine characters on stage are Chelsea Cunningham, Kimberley Herlihy, Noreen Dollard, Darren Dennehy, David Douw, Raymond Murphy, Michael Dinneen, Gary O'Sullivan and Jordan Burns. Pat Melia adds "it is a great opportunity to further advance the art of theatre in Macroom especially among the younger age and what fantastic facilities we have at the Briery Gap, the jewel in the town". Admission is a very modest €10 for adults and €8 for students and OAP's. Curtains up at 8pm and a great night guaranteed.

Briery Gap Programme

Sullane Film Society will present I Wish Oct. 21; A Hijacking Nov. 4; In the House Nov. 18 and Come as You Are Dec. 2.
I Wish 2011, PG, 129 minutes, is hailed as one of that year's best films. It's a Japanese drama about the break up of a family. Two young brothers, Koichi and Ryu, played by real-life brothers Koki and Ohshirô Maeda, are separated when their parents' marriage breaks up. Nozomi (Nene Ohtsuka) has returned to live with her parents, within sight of the Sakura-jima volcano while the father, Kenji, (Jô Odagiri) stays in Osaka, where he pursues a laid-back lifestyle. The title, I Wish, reflects the boys' ambition to be reunited.

Jack L is in concert in the Briery Gap on Friday 18th October, tickets €22. Concessions €20.
The Lambeth Puppet Theatre presents Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs on Sunday 20th October at 3pm Tickets €10
Brendan Grace on Sunday 20th October at 8pm; tickets €25
Sive by John B Keane, presented by Sulan Young Players on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October at 8.00 pm. Tickets €10 Concessions €8.
Jim Murray and Seamus Begley in concert on October 25. Tickets €15 and €12.
Beatle Mal onSunday 27th October at 8.00 pm. Tickets €15
Panto Rehearsal: First Children's Chorus Rehearsal for Christmas Pantomime The Babes in the Wood on Sunday 27th October at 4 pm.
Children's Fun Educational Puppet Show, Dorothy Dolittle's Magical Adventure is on Monday, October 28 at 3p.m. is suitable for children up to 10 years. Admisson €7; Family of 4 €25.
Panto Rehearsal: for Teenage and Adult Chorus on Wednesday, October 30 at 6.30p.m.
Life of Pi film Wednesday. October 30 at 8p.m. Admission €5
Lincoln film Wednesday November 6 at 8p.m. Admission €5
Mend and Mekedo Theatre Company present Redemption Song by John McKenna on Friday 8th November at 8.30 pm. Tickets €12
Donal Skehan Kitchen Hero The Home Cooked Tour is on Sunday, November 17 at 8p.m. Tickets €20.

Snippets

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Bealick Mill is now open to visitors 9.30 am – 5 pm Monday – Wednesday.

Variety Show in Crookstown Hall on Friday, October 18th at 8pm. For one night only, come and see local music, dance and drama. Lots of laughter guaranteed with raffle and light refreshments on the night. Proceeds in aid of KilmurryNS and Crookstown Hall. See posters in local shops and businesses for details.

Pub Quiz at the Weigh Inn , Dripsey on October 18th at 8.30 pm . Table of 4 for €40. All proceeds go to the local charity, Muskerry Autism Support Group.

Coachford Market will be held in the GAA Hall on Sat. Oct19th 10.30 -1pm. Come in out of the cold and wet ,and enjoy tea or coffee with neighbours and friends, Browse at the stalls offering food , crafts, gift ideas, books and more. We look forward to meeting you there.

Crookstown Céilí Club: Céilí on Saturday 19th October at 9.30 p.m. Music by Mountain Road Céilí Band. Classes every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Beginners welcome.

Senior Citizens Fund Raising : American Tea Party and Annual Rafflein Fr Ryan Hall on Wednesday October 23rd. at 8.30pm. Admission €10.
Tickets for Raffle are available from Committee members.

Monster Halloween Party 25th October 7-9pm in DromleighNationalSchool. Ghosts, ghouls, goblins and spooks of all kinds welcome to bump the night away, enjoy party games, refreshments and take part in fancy dress competition. €5 per family. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Ceolchoirm Traidisiúnta san Ionad Cultúrtha le Geraldine O'Callaghan (fiddle), Aidan Coffey (box) and Mick Daly (guitar & voice) ar an Aoine 25ú Deireadh Fómhair @ 8.30. 026.45733

Focus Ireland, a charity advice and information service,will attend at Macroom Family Resource Centre on the morning of Wednesday, October 30. People needing advice on housing, homelessness and related issues should telephone 021 4273646 for an appointment.

The Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS, Dublin, October 31st – Nov 3rd, will feature exhibitors and craftspeople from all over Cork. It is is expected to attract up to 25,000 visitors and will be a crafter's heaven, featuring shops, galleries, specialist supplies and up to 200 workshops where people can learn hairpin crochet, quilting, braid making etc.

St. Olan's Conference, St. Vincent de Paul will hold a Card Drive in Aghabullogue G.A.A. Hall on Thursday, November 7 at 8.30p.m.

Macroom Flower and Garden Club: Gala Floral Demonstration by Brid Coonan, AOIFA, entitled 'The Joys of Christmas', will be held at Coolcower House on Thursday, November 14 at 8p.m.

Dromleigh N.S. is holding a used clothing collection in late November, accepting clothes, shoes, household linen etc. Items should be clean and bagged and may be delivered to the school before or after school times.

Macroom Scouts: 28 Cork Macroom Cub Scouts started their new year recently at the local Scout hall. The Cub section has grown from 12 to 21 as we welcomed 6 who came up from the Beaver section and 3 who are new to scouting. Looking for adventure, we climbed MountShehy 546m. Visibility was poor on the day but, despite getting wet, the Cubs had fun practicing navigation skills and getting to the top!

Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto. Results Sunday 6th October: Numbers drawn 16, 35, 42 – no winner. Consolation Prizes - €50.00 Matt Leary Jnr., Knock. €20.00 each to Pat Lehane, Ballyvongane, Paudie Twohig, Ballinagree, Conchur Lucey, C/O Ted Dunne, Mike Lynch, Larch Hill.
13th October: Jackpot €3,850. Numbers drawn 3, 11, 24. No Winner. Consolation Prizes - €50 Pat Carr, Rylane. €20 each to Aoife Hubbard, C/O Anthony Hubbard, Ian Twomey, Shanakiel, Tia Maria, C/O Anvil Bar, Con Ambrose, Berrings. Next weeks Jackpot €4,000.

Macroom G.A.A. Lotto: October 1. Jackpot €6,200. Numbers drawn 23, 24 and 29. No winner. €70 Noreen Creedon, Cloghroe; €20 Betty O'Mahony, Toon Road, Cill na Martra; Elaine Lynch, Sleaveen West, Shane Dunne, Ballyverane; Billy FitzGerald, Oakwood; Norma O'Donnell, Castlecourt.
October 8. Jackpot €6,400. Numbers drawn 1, 2 and 22. No winner. €70 May and Robert Fitzgerald, Oakwood. €20 Margaret Creed, Cooyhane; Peggy Cronin, Coolavokig; Evelyn McSweeney, Middle Square; Ciaran McCrory, The Hermitage; Pat O'Connor, Railway View.

Coachford AFC Lotto Results 30/9/2013, Jackpot: €3,000, Numbers Drawn: 22 - 24 - 32, No Winner, €40 Connie O'Sullivan, €20 Paul Maher, Sophie O'Shea, Finbarr O'Sullivan, Marian O'Connell.
7/10/2013, Jackpot: €3,200, Numbers Drawn: 21 - 22 - 36, No Winner, €40 Marian O'Connell, €20 Noreen Barry Murphy, Jim Bob, J. Henry, Mags.

LeeValley Updates

Hospital Fundraiser

Friends of MacroomHospital,in conjunction with Muskerry Vintage Club and the Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, are holding a monster fundraising event on Saturday, October 26, starting and finishing at the Mills. A Hill Walk up the Paps at Clonkeen gets underway at 10.30a.m. and will challenge the best of you. A Family Walk of 6km takes in the Ring of Derrinanigh, Coolea, and the Mills. The Vintage Car, Honda 50 and Tractor Run starts at 11.30a.m. Registration for all events is at the Mills at 10a.m. sharp. Admission is by donation. Refreshments will be served when you return to the Mills and there will be a Céilí Mór in the Museum Bar from 10p.m. Bí linn in ár n-iarracht chun cabhrú lenár n-oispidéal áitiúil.

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Clondrohid Minor Hurling Team at a training session with Jimmy Barry Murphy ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Clondrohid Updates

G.A.A. The U 21 Hurlers played Blarney but lost to a better side on the day.
The Minor hurlers had a great win over Brian Dillon's under lights in Cloughduv. Final score 1 20 to 2 09. They are now through to Eastern Region Minor Final.
Clondrohid NS played their last two games in the Sciath na Scol competition against Cill na Martra and Knockavilla. In the first pairings, the boys won their match while the girls lost out and things were reversed against Knockavilla, when the boys lost and the girls won! Well done to all.
U13 footballers won the C/D League against Carraig na bhFear. Sean Desmond (Capt) accepted the shield for the team, who have played some excellent football during the past months and are worthy winners. Well done to team, mentors, and all involved, especially the parents.
U 9 AND U 10's travelled to Kenmare to compete in the Mike Mabury Shield. All did well, with the U 9's having wins over Kenmare and Glenflesk, but were narrowly defeated by Kenmare in the final. The U 8 Hurlers travelled to Inniscarra for a blitz, playing Grenagh, Donoughmore and Ballinora. Great fun, great excitement. U9's and 3 U8 challenge matches were played against Whitescross. Under 8's were presented with medals afterwards as this was their last session of training for the year.
Fixture: Saturday October 19 Fé 15 F.C. at 3pm Whitescross v Clondrohid.

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Clondrohid u13 team who defeated Carrignavar in the Rebel Óg East Region C League final. ©

Development Group: The annual sponsored walk that usually takes place in October has been postponed till the Spring of 2014. Your continued support is much appreciated. Anyone interested in giving a hand for Tidy Towns, anyone with new ideas, now is the time, contact 0868831206.

New Youth Choral Group: If you are interested in joining a new vibrant Choral Group, ring Catherine of Showstopper fame on 0857060631. Teenagers and upwards are being sought. The main focus is 3 part Harmony Choral pieces with live instrument accompaniment, Modern, Jazz, Rock, Classical to Spiritual. The main requirement is to be able to sing in tune and hold a melody line against a harmony line and vice versa. If interested come along to Clondrohid on this Friday night, October 18 from 8.30 to 10.30pm. Check it all out on Face book at Clondrohid Youth Choral Group.

Lotto: Buy that ticket and try your luck, jackpot of €6,200. €70 Ml. O'Brien, Barrett's Place. €20 B. Kelleher, Kilvoultra; L. Cotter, Kilvoultra; Mgt. Coakley Inchigeela; John P. Murphy Macroom.
Bingo Jackpot €1,000

Fundraiser: The Friends of Macroom Hospital, in association with Muskerry Vintage Club, are holding a 'monster fundraiser on Saturday October 26. Starting and finishing at The Mills Inn. Contact 026 41002 for more info.

Self Help Africa: Annual collection takes place in Clondrohid/ Carriganima on Saturday/ Sunday Nov 2/3.Your support is appreciated.

Well Done: to 'adopted' Clondrohid man, Steven Quinn, who was honoured at half time on last Sunday at the TyroneCounty final in HealyPark, Stephen was part of the 1988 St. Enda's team.

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Cristín Ní Dheasúna ar ais ar scoil i gColáiste Ghobnatan lena bonn airgid. ©An Scoil

Nuacht ó Choláiste Ghobnatan

Agallamh le Christina Ní Dheasúna, buaitheoir bonn airgid domhanda ar an 28ú Meán Fómhair ag Comórtas an Domhain sa Bhulgáir.
Q. Cad é d'ainm lán? A. Christine Ellen Maria Abigail Desmond
Q. Cén aois thú? A. Rugadh mé ar an 12ú Áibreáin 1996, táim seacht mbliana déag d'aois
Q. Cá bhfuil tú ag freastail ar scoil? A. Táim ag ullmhú don ardteist i gColáiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre, Co. Chorcaí.
Q. Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí? A. Táim i mo chónaí i gCoolavokig
Q. Cé hiad na daoine eile i do theaghlach? A. M'athair Christóir, mo mháthair Helen, mo bheirt deirfiúr ,Louise agus Rachel, agus mo dearthair Micheal
Q. Cén scoil náisiúnta a d'fhreastal tú air? A. D'fhreastal mé ar Scoil Lachtaín Naofa, Cill Na Martra
Q. Cén club atá tú bainteach le san dornálaíocht? A. Is ball mé do Club Dornálaíocht Maigh Chromtha
Q. Cé comh fada is atá tú ag dornáil? A. Táim á dhéanamh le 6 bliana anois
Q. Cén fáth gur thosnaigh tú ag dornáil? A. Mar thosnaigh mo dhearthair Micheál ann . Tá bonn Éireann aige chomh maith.
Q. Do ionsparáid is mó? A. Katie Taylor
Q. Conas a ullmhaíonn tú roimh gach troid? A. Tréanáil crua 4 seachtain roimhe ar feadh 6 lá den tseachtain
Q. Conas a bhí do thráthclár tréanála don gcomortas domhanda? A. Bhí orm taisteal go Baile Átha Cliath gach Ceadaoin agus Aoine don traenail. Nuair a bhíos ann, bhí sparring á dhéanamh chomh maith le rith, snámh,agus codladh, agus, gan dabht, bhí sé an-thabhachtach go rabhas ag ithe go maith
Q. Cad é do gnáthamh díreach roimh aon troid? A. Is maith liom bheith i mo aonar ag éisteacht le ceol, gan bheith ag caint le éinne ach amháin mo tréanáilí.
Q. An bhfuil aon rituals nó superstitions agat? A. Deirim paidir roimh an troid agus gabhaim buíochas le Dia tar éis gach troid
Q. Conas a mhothaíonn tú roimh aon troid? A. Nerbhíseach, sásta agus bíonn 'butterflies' agam
Q. Cad é an troid is deacra a bhí agatsa go dtí seo? A. An craobh ceathrú Domhanda, in aghaidh cáilín ó Nua Shéalainn
Q. Cad é do bhia agus deoch is fearr? A. Stéig agus Mi wadi sú talún
Q. Cé hé/hí do dhuine leanúna is mó? A. M'athair
Q. Cad é do gaois is mó? A. An bonn airgead a fháil sa craobh domhanda
Q. Cad é do aidhm sa todhchaí? A. Chun dul go dtí na Cluichí Oilimpeacha.
Q. Cad a dhéanann tú taobh amuigh don dornálaíocht? A. Téim amach le mo chairde go soisialta
Q. Déan chur síos ort féin i dtrí focal. A. Rún daighean, sásta agus dóchasach
Q. Cá feiceann tú tú féin i gceann 5 bliana? A. Bonn óir faighte sna Cluichí Oilimpeacha, agus ag traenail do cheann eile!

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World Boxing Silver Medallist, Christina Desmond, with her sisters, Rachel and Louise, father, Criostóir and twin brother, Mícheál at the welcome home in Cill na Martra © Nóra Ní Luasa

Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí

Beidh taispeántas Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí na bliana seo, 'Ag Súil leis an tSolas', ag oscailt ar an Déardaoin 24ú Deireadh Fómhair ag 7.30 san iarnóin san Ionad Cultúrtha, níos luaithe nár mar is gnáth. I mbliana, beidh na h-ealaíontóirí, Marie Foley, Tadhg Mac Suibhne agus Rosemary Taylor ag glacadh páirt sa taispeántas, 'Ag Súíl leis an tSolas'. 'Siad Ealaíontóirí Mhúscraí ná na h-ealaíontóirí seo a leanas: Bernadette Ní Choitir, Helen Willems-Bogels, Maura Whelan, Helen Quill, Máire Ní Shúilleabháin, Bob Rasmussen, Meredith Flandreau, Pauline Dodds

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Prize winners at Bol Chumann Baile Bhúirne/ Cúil-Aodha Youths presentation night. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Songs of Ireland and Newfoundland

The Mill's Inn hosts a very special concert of songs from Newfoundland (Talamh an Éisc) and Ireland on Friday October 18th at 9.00 p.m. featuring Pamela Morgan from Newfoundland alongside local singers and musicians Na Chróinínigh and Ger Wolfe. Pamela is a very well known singer, songwriter and musician from St. John's and recently released her fourth solo C.D. 'Play On'. She was a key member of Newfoundland's premier Celtic band, 'Figgy Duff', for many years. Currently on a short European tour, it is great to have someone of Pamela's stature playing at The Mills.
Na Chróinínigh, Eibhlís, Mairéad and Josie Ní Chróinín, are well known locally and nationally for their unique style of singing, learnt largely from their grandmother Bess Cronin. Singer-songwriter, Ger Wolfe, is also well known for his songs such as 'The Curra Road' and has just released his 7th C.D. of original songs 'I Have Been Loved'.
This will be a great night of music and songs, old and new , celebrating the links between the two islands which go back hundreds of years, ever since people from Waterford, Tipperary and Cork went west to fish the seas around 'Talamh an Éisc', bringing with them their music, their songs and their language. Tickets are just €10 from The Mill's Inn at 026-45237.Book early to avoid disappointment. Further information available from www.pamelamorgan.ca and www.gerwolfe.com

Macra Matters

Berrings Macra: It is with great pride that Berrings Macra announces that they are in the top 5 of the AIB Club of the Year competition. They had to beat of some stiff competition from the whole of Ireland to get thus far. Having successfully made it through to the top 12 clubs in Ireland, Berrings Macra Officers headed to Abbeyleix on September 29 for an intense interview process. Within days they were made aware that they were in the Final 5. This is a huge honour for the Club and it is all due to its amazing members, who worked tirelessly for Berrings Macra. The final showdown will take place on Saturday the 26th of October in The Mount Wolesley Hotel, Co. Carlow where the Berrings gang will make a powerpoint presentation to both judges and audience. All support would be greatly appreciated, here's hoping it'll be a celebratory Bank Holiday Weekend for Berrings Macra.

In and Around Coachford

Breast Cancer walk: The Coachford Breast Cancer Awareness walk, organised and run by Murphy's Centra, was a huge success. Over 40 people participated, with many of those looking resplendent in pink. The route took the walkers around the village and down by the riverbank, on a 5km route.
Festival of Football: The John McSweeney memorial tournament, organised by Aghabullogue GAA, saw over 50 footballers compete in a festival of football and craic. Three of the teams, Rylane Coachford and Aghabullogue, came from inside the parish and visitors, Donoughmore, completed the line up. The men from Aghabullogue emerged victorious after defeating all before them in a round robin tournament. The tournament is held every year to remember and celebrate John's life, his wonderful sense of humour, his friendship and his pure skill as a hurler and footballer.
Coachford Local Market: next takes place on Saturday October 19th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Please support. The committee is looking for more local people to come and sell their produce at the Market. Contact Martha on 086 1949569. Christmas Market - Saturday December 14th
Coachford Grow It Yourself Group are back meeting after their summer break, during which they enjoyed tours of members' vegetable gardens and also took part in a Composting workshop. They are currently planning their Autumn/ Winter Programme and the next meeting is October 30th in Hogan's. They are hosting a Wine and Beer making workshop on Sunday November 3rd from 1.30pm to 6.30pm, cost €30; places limited. To book, contact Nikki on 021 7334762.
The Community Council AGM was held recently. The Council is in the final stages of preparing the Village Design Statements and getting ready for the second Community Achievements Awards. Outgoing Chairman, Peter Dineen, thanked his fellow council members for all their hard work and what they had achieved since May 2011. He is anxious that the action plans of the Village Design Statements be acted on immediately. He thanked West Cork Development Partnership and the Cork County Council for their ongoing support and cooperation and reminded those who are standing in next year's local elections of their responsibilities to Aghabullogue Coachford and Rylane. Deirdre O'Donovan was appointed Chairperson. Outgoing treasurer, Cal Healy was replaced by Rosemary O'Connell. Outgoing secretary, Martina Casey and Public Relations Officer, Doug Lucey remain in their posts while Willie Dennehy takes over the position of Vice Chair from John Hogan.
The Community Council are holding their second Annual Achievers Awards on November 9th. Nomination forms are available in all the shops in the parish and completed nomination forms should be dropped into Coachford Post Office, Gala, Cooney's Quik Pick, Rylane Post Office or Cremin's in Aghabullogue before October 27th. Last year's winners came from the fields of Industry, Sports and Community.
Coachford Players are again taking part in the All Ireland One Act Drama Festival. Their first Festival is in Ballincollig on Friday October 18th when they present NINE, a psychological drama by American author Jane Shepard . The two characters in the play are played by Maura Lucey and Diane Searls. Direction is by Anthony Greene. The group reached the All Ireland Finals last year and are hoping for similar success this time around. Other Drama Festivals which Coachford have been invited to perform at are; Kilmallock, Cork, Rossmore and Haulbowline .
Train full of History: To mark the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Muskerry Tram line between Cork's Western Road and Coachford in 1887, a special slide show presentation and talk by historian, Tim O'Brien, covering the rail line's journey to Mid-Cork up to its closure in 1934, will take place in Hogan's, The Village Inn in Coachford on Saturday, 19th October. This promises to be a fascinating talk and people are invited to come along with their stories of the old railway stations in Coachford and Peake and the stops along the route of the Muskerry Tram. Admission is free. However, donations in aid of Marymount Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Karate Kid: Congratulations and the best of luck to Coachford girl, Kayleigh Dilworth, who won a silver medal in the recent British Open Karate Championships in Glasgow. Kayleigh is a member of the Cloghroe Karate Club and will be representing Ireland in the upcoming World Karate Federation Junior and Cadet World Karate Championships in Guadalajara, Spain from November 7th to 10th in the Under 15 category.

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Medallists at the recent British Open Karate Championships in Glasgow, Kayleigh Dilworth, Coachford (Silver U15) & Blathín Casey, Macroom (Gold U16). Both athletes will be representing Ireland at the World Championships in Guadalajara, Spain in November.

GIY

By Michael Kelly

Using up the last of the tomato crop.
The following makes 2-3 small jars of tomato ketchup/dipping sauce which will keep for 3 months.
Ingredients: • 1kg ripe toms, roughly chopped; 1 carrot, chopped; 1 small onion, chopped; 1 celery stick, chopped; good pinch ground cloves; 1 large bay leaf; 2 mace blades or teaspoon ground mace; 1 tsp sea salt; 1 tsp black peppercorns; 1 tsp whole allspice; 150ml red wine vinegar; 60g light soft brown sugar.
Directions: Put all the ingredients except the sugar in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes then remove the lid and cook for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the mace and bay leaves and puree the liquid in a blender – then rub through a sieve, back in to the rinsed-out pan. Stir in the sugar, bring back to the boil, and boil stirring all the time, for 5 minutes to allow the sauce develop a thick cream-like consistency. Pour in to warm, sterilsed kilner or screw-top jars. Cool, seal and label, and store in a cool, dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.
Make 'sun-dried tomatoes' by cooking them very slowly (about 5-8 hours) upside down on a wire rack over a baking tray in a very low oven. These can then be stored in airtight containers in the fridge or in a jar of oil.
To ripen green tomatoes, simply place them in a tray and put them in a drawer – next to them place a couple of ripe apples which will generate the ripening gas ethylene which will help them ripen. Ripe tomatoes will keep in the fridge for about a week in a polythene bag.
To Do in October: Pot up herbs to grow inside over the winter. Continue to lift crops that have finished harvesting and clean up the beds. Cut autumn fruiting raspberry canes down to the ground. Sow hardy varieties of peas and broad beans for an early spring crop but only do so in well-drained soil. In the polytunnel get a crop of cauliflower and carrots going over the winter. Plant selected varieties of garlic and winter onion sets.

Bookworms

Police by Jo Nesbo.

If you love a thriller with just a hint of gore, then this is the book for you. In Oslo, police officers are being killed at the scenes of crimes they once investigated but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. Detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation but now, with those he loves most in danger, he can't help .A gripping read, un-put-downable.

Available in Fitz-Gerald's bookshop €15.99.

Advertorial

SMILE to welcome 1000th member

THE All-Ireland winning Cork Ladies football team joined SMILE Resource Exchange as it prepared to welcome its 1000th member, at an upcoming networking event at Maryborough House Hotel, Cork (Thursday, Oct 24). Founded in 2010, SMILE encourages the exchange of resources between businesses to make financial savings, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business opportunities. On the occasion of its last Cork event, SMILE welcomed its 500th member and in the intervening 18 months has now doubled its membership. One of the keynote speakers at the Maryborough Hotel event will be Mark Finnegan, Sustainability Specialist at IKEA, who will explain the ways in which IKEA has benefited from membership of the organisation.
Also speaking at the event, which will be chaired by Sean O'Sullivan, CEO, South Cork Enterprise Board, are Atilla Maygar, General Manager and founder of MAMUKKO and Keiron Philips, Green Business Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency.
"We look forward to welcoming our 1000th member in the coming days and continuing to identify mutually beneficial synergies between them at the upcoming event on October 24," said SMILE Project Manager, Michelle Green. "In these times, being efficient with resources in business is more important than ever and this event affords an excellent chance for businesses to explore such opportunities. We invite all businesses to come along on the day."
The service is currently available to businesses in the Cork, Clare, Kerry and Limerick regions and membership is free. SMILE stands for Saving Money through Industry Links & Exchanges.
"SMILE has come a long way in a short space of time," said Sean O'Sullivan, "and it is a testament to the great work of the staff involved that we are now welcoming our 1000th member." Mr O'Sullivan, who is also Chairperson of SMILE, continued: "At these exchange events and through the website businesses can identify resources they would like to exchange such as reusable items, by-products and surplus products."
This event is free to attend following registration at www.smileexchange.ie

Mountain Man Serves Up Hairy Goat

Renanirree brewery, Mountain Man Brewing, recently launched its second beer, Hairy Goat India Pale Ale, (IPA), at The Irish Craft Beer & Cider Festival at the RDS, Dublin. It follows on the original Green Bullet produced by Phil Cullen, founder of Mountain Man Brewing who said, "Hairy Goat IPA has been crafted for the connoisseur of full flavoured hoppy beers with an ABV of 4.5%. We're also lovers of animals so we'd like to point out that no goats were hurt or injured in the brewing of this beer!" Both of Mountain Man's brews, Hairy Goat and Green Bullet, are now available locally at Blair's Inn, Blarney, Mills Inn, Ballyvourney, Shortens bar, Ballingeary, Toonsbridge Dairy Shop, Toonsbridge, The Castle Hotel, Golden's Bar and Super Valu in Macroom.
Nestled high in the Derrynasaggart Mountains of the Muskerry Gaeltacht, Mountain Man Brewing was founded in late 2012 by Phil and Sue Cullen. Head brewer Phil learned to brew great tasting beer while living in Canada and witnessed the expansion of the craft beer industry there year after year. After returning home to Ireland in 2005, Phil wanted to brew for the 0.5% of the Irish people who drank good quality craft beer.

Sports Mad

All Star Nominees

The 2013 TG4 Ladies Football All Star Award Nominees have just been announced. 45 players from 10 counties have been nominated, but the selection is dominated by the 2013 TG4 All Ireland Finalists, with Cork and Monaghan both accounting for 11 nominees; Kerry nominated for 6; Mayo receiving 5 and Galway, Dublin and Cavan receiving 3 each along with 1 nominee from each of Tipperary, Fermanagh and Armagh.
This is the 40th year of the Ladies Gaelic Football Championship and there were plenty of twists and turns throughout the championship and the players that have been nominated have been responsible for some remarkable moments throughout the year.
The ten Cork nominees are Defenders: Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery, Geraldine O'Flynn, Bríd Stack and Anne Marie Walsh. Midfielders: Juliet Murphy and Angela Walsh and Forwards: Nollaig Cleary, Valerie Mulcahy and Doireann O'Sullivan. The 2013 TG4 All Star Awards night will take place at the Citywest Hotel on November 9th, when we hope LeeValley nominees, Rena, Briege and Juliet will again be declared All Stars.

Cork CountyChampionships

Senior Hurling

Sarsfield's 2-14 UCC 0-9 (replay)

Bishopstown 3-17 Carrigtwohill 4-12 (aet)

Quarter-Finals:

1. Ballymartle 5-17 Douglas 4-18 (aet)

2. Sarsfields 5-12 Killeagh 2-9

3. Midleton 2-18 Bishopstown 0-8

4. Na Piarsaigh 2-16 Glen Rovers 0-17

Semi-Finals:

Ballymartle v Sarsfields

Midleton v Na Piarsaigh

Relegated: Ballinhassig

Senior Football

County Final: Castlehaven 0-16 Nemo Rangers 1-11

Relegated:Newmarket

Premier Intermediate Hurling

County Final: Youghal 0-11 Castlelyons 0-10

Relegated: Ballincollig

Relegation Play-off:

BALLINCOLLIG 0-16 Carrigaline 1-14

This was a tension filled relegation play off at Brinny and after being level at half time and at the three quarter stage, Ballincollig temporarily edged ahead but two late points for the South East side left them a point adrift at the final whistle. Carrigaline had started well and were 1-3 to 0-1 up after 7 minutes but then Ballincollig rattled over six points in a row to take the lead with Man of the Match David Bowen the main scoring threat for Ballincollig. Goalkeeper Frank Kelly brought off a string of fine saves for Ballincollig and Noel Galvin was outstanding in defence. The score at half time was 0-10 for Ballincollig, 1-7 for Carrigaline. Points were trade in the third quarter and the sides were still level at 0-13 to 1-10 at this stage. Cian Dorgan from a free edged Ballincollig ahead with his seventh point but Carrigaline then levelled and went ahead by two points. David Bowen brought Ballincollig level with four minutes remaining but two points from Carrigaline had them two in front once again. A late shot from Johnny Miskella for Ballincollig skimmed the crossbar and so the Mid Cork men are relegate d to Intermediate status for 2014.Ballincollig scorers: Cian Dorgan 0-7,(0-5 frees), David Bowen 0-5, C O'Sullivan 0-2, N Allen and J Miskella 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: Finbarr Kelly: Noel Galvin, Ian Coughlan, JP Murphy: David Collins, Colin Harris, Shane Murphy: Ciarán O'Sullivan, Colin Moore: Niall Allen, Stephen O'Donoghue, David Bowen: Cian Dorgan, John Miskella, Rory Doherty.

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Macroom footballers who were defeated by Clyda Rovers in the County Premier Intermediate final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh ©Lee Valley Outlook

Premier Intermediate Football

County Final: Clyda Rovers 0-13 MACROOM 0-8

Relegated: Kinsale

Macroom 0-8 Clyda Rovers 0 – 13

Macroom will have no complaints about the result of this county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The Mid Cork side started well and led by 0-2 to nil after ten minutes but gradually Clyda, contesting their fourth county final in five years and hitherto, without success, got back into the game and began to control the play with Macroom scrambling to contain them. Clyda took the lead in the 17th minute and never lost it subsequently. They led by 0-7 to 0-4 at the break and by three points at the three quarter stage, 0-10 to 0-7, and dominated the final quarter opening up a six point gap and holding possession. Macroom could not break the Clyda grip and never looked likely to get a goal, which became an imperative if they were to succeed. Clyda were deserving winners and even if their style of play, possession football, is hard to look at, it was successful against a Macroom side which did not play particularly well.
Macroom had started well, playing into the Atlantic Pond end, but had two wides registered before David Goold at last opened their account in the 9th minute. From the kick out, Philip Corrigan got possession and fed through to Ivan Casey and the latter made it 0-2 to nil with a fine confident shot. A sloppy loss of possession by Macroom gifted Clyda their opening point in the 13th minute and a free for a doubtful foul yielded the equaliser three minutes later. Clyda then followed up with two points in quick succession but Pa Lucey pointed a Macroom free on the 45 metre line in the 20th minute. A Clyda point from a free was matched by a smashing point from play from Ciarán Murphy in the 26th minute, but Clyda finished the half strongly and had two more points before the referee blew half time, 0-7 to 0-4 to the North Cork side who were definitely on top at this stage.
On the restart, Macroom cut the deficit with a Fintan Goold point within ten seconds of the throw in but Clyda replied with a brace to open up a four point gap by the 34th minute. Two more Macroom wides followed before Sean Kiely, seriously affected by injury, sent over a point from the corner in the 39th minute but again Clyda replied with a point and when Fintan Goold had another Macroom point in the 46th minute, Clyda re-opened the four point gap within minutes. A Clyda point in the 50th minute left the score at 0-12 to 0-7 and Macroom shot three further wides before Clyda then opened up a six points gap. Macroom needed a goal but all they had to show for some frantic effort was a point from a Fintan Goold free in the 59th minute.
A disappointing end to the campaign for Macroom but some great memories from wins along the way!
Macroom: James O'Connell: Peter Lynch, Rory Buckley, Martin O'Donnell: Sean Kiely, Fintan Goold, Ciarán Murphy: Philip Corrigan, Eoin O'Mahony: Brendan Lynch, Ivan Casey, Tony Dineen: Patrick Lucey, David Goold, David Horgan. Subs: Andrew Hegarty, Barry O'Donnell, Stephen Casey, Michael Cahill (all used) and Dylan Dinneen, Gerard Angland, John Murphy, Patrick Kelleher, Denis Quinlan, David Cotter and Michael Cronin.
Selectors: Noel Twomey (Manager), Alan O'Shea, Seamus Coughlan, Concubhair Murray, Shane Dunne.

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Pennies from Heaven. Captains, Oliver O'Hanlon, Clyda Rovers and Ciarán Murphy, Macroom and referee, James Bermingham, keep their eyes on the coin before the Premier Intermediate County final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh ©Lee Valley Outlook

Intermediate Football

Semi-Finals: Rockchapel v Ballydesmond or GRENAGH

Glanmire/Kanturk/Glanworth v AGHABULLOGUE

Relegated: Canovee

Relegation Play-off:

CANOVEE 1 – 8 Mayfield 0 - 14

Canovee, Mid Cork, Cork, Munster and All Ireland Junior Champions in 2007 and competing in Intermediate grade for the past five years, will be back in junior ranks again next season after losing their relegation battle against Mayfield at Páirc Uí Rinn. Most of their All Ireland team have now retired so this young emerging Canovee side may get a better chance of developing in the lower grade but the result is still a major disappointment to all in the club.
Mayfield went ahead early on with two points but points from Sean O'Connor and Eamon Lyons brought Canovee back on level terms. Aidan Moynihan edged Canovee in front with a point, Mayfield equalised and a Canovee goal from Aidan Moynihan was a big boost for he Mid Cork side. Mayfield finished the half strongly however and two points left the score at the break at 1-3 to 0-5 in Canovee's favour. Mayfield drew level with a point on the restart but Canovee had points from Daniel O'Sullivan and Aidan Moynihan to draw two points clear. Mayfield recovered and the sides were level at 1-5 to 0-8 at the three quarter stage. A Mayfield point was matched by one from Aidan Moynihan for Canovee and when Mayfield edged ahead again, Aidan Moynihan had his fourth point from play to level matters again. In the closing stages however it was Mayfield who got control and they added four more points with Canovee's sole reply coming from a James Moynihan pointed free.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Gearóid Lucey, James McCarthy, Paul O'Sullivan: John O'Brien, Andrew Cronin, William Ahern: Brian Barrett, Damian Ahern: Daniel O'Sullivan, Ger Ahern, Seán O'Connor: James Moynihan, Aidan Moynihan, Eamon Lyons. Subs: Tommy Murphy, Michael Deasy, Brian Ahern, Darragh Ring, Charles Kenneally.

Intermediate Hurling

Quarter Final: Kanturk 2-11 Meelin 1-10

Semi-Finals:

Kanturk 2-16 Fermoy 2-15

EIRE ÓG 2-14 St. Catherine's 1-9

Final: Eire Óg v Kanturk

Relegated: Dromina

Eire Óg 2 – 14 St. Catherine's 1 – 9

Eire Óg continue to improve as the championship progresses and after this semi final win over a fancied St Catherine's at Páirc Uí Rinn, the Ovens men are now only one hour away from promotion to Premier Intermediate status and have now left the form that saw them defeated in the opening round in May far behind them. This latest was a fine display and the Eire Óg side looked well balanced and were fully deserving of their eight point winning margin. Kevin Hallissey's accuracy from frees was the factor that had helped Eire Óg to a 0-3 to 0-2 lead when in the 19th minute Cairán Sheehan had the first of his two goal for the winners. Eire Óg had being doing well, on top at midfield and in the half back line, and could have been further in front but still they found themselves in arrears at the break when St Catherine's veteran full forward Seanie Farrell was fouled, a penalty was awarded and the former Cork star buried the ball in the Eire Óg net. Catherine's thus led by 1-6 to 1-5 at the break.
On the restart, Ciarán Sheehan billowed the Catherine's net within a minute to put Eire Óg back in front and they never lost the initiative after this score. Catherine's were to score only three more points as the Eire Óg side got motoring. Dermot Herlihy, John Dineen and Kevin Hallissey fired over points, Ciarán Sheehan and Daniel Goulding were in sparkling form and the defence was equal to all that the East Cork side could throw at them. Eire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 0-8 (all frees), C Sheehan 2-0, P McDonagh, D O'Connor, D Goulding, D Herlihy, J Dineen and C Murphy 0-1 each.
Eire Óg: Paul Ryan: Eanna Lowney, Tim O'Leary, John Kelleher: Fionn O'Rourke, Alan O'Mahony, Dermot Herlihy: Cian O'Mahony, Paul McDonagh: Daniel O'Connor, Liam Murphy, Daniel Goulding: Kevin Hallissey, John Dineen, Ciarán Sheehan. Subs: Mike O'Shea, Cillian Murphy.

Cork CountyU 21 A Hurling Championship – Quarter Final

Newcestown 2 – 14 Blarney 1 – 14

After being very much on the back foot in the first half of this countyU 21 'A' Hurling championship quarter final at Coachford, Newcestown turned on the style in the third quarter, managed to reverse their fortunes and then after a thrilling final quarter emerged with a goal to spare. Blarney, three in a row Muskerry champions, were dominant in the first half mainly due to the efforts of their midfield pairing of Barra O'Connell and Keith Costelloe. Barra O'Connell had four points, three from frees, to give Blarney, playing with the wind, a slender lead of 0-4 to 1-0 after twelve minutes play. Newcestown were fortunate that they had a 5th minute goal from Cian Healy to keep them in contention. but then two excellent points from Darragh Curran edged Newcestown ahead. Keith Costelloe had a superb point for Blarney to level matters in the 19th minute and the midfielder then set up a goal for David Cremen to fire Blarney back in front. The Muskerry men dictated matters from there to the interval and with Barra O'Connell firing over three points and David Dunlea another they deservedly led by six points at half time on a 1-9 to 1-3 scoreline.
The third quarter was when the outcome of this game was effectively decided. Jack Meade pointed for Newcestown on the restart and in the second minute a shot from Meade was blocked by Blarney goalkeeper Paul Hallissey but in the ensuing scramble it was Trevor Horgan who got in the shot to put the sliotar in the Blarney net and cut the lead to two points. Barra O'Connell steadied the ship for Blarney with a point but Newcestown with points from Meade, Healy and Darragh Curran had the teams level in the 42nd minute at 2-7 to 1-10. Healy then pointed to put Newcestown in front, and when Owen O'Connor levelled for Blarney, Healy pointed another two frees to which Blarney replied with points from O'Connell and Cremen to again leave the teams level. The next four points were for Newcestown and were shared between Horgan from play and Healy from frees and even though David Dunlea had a late Blarney points it was not enough to save the day for the Mid Cork side. Scorers: Blarney: B. O'Connell 0-10 (0-5 frees), D. Cremen 1-1, D. Dunlea 0-2 (0-1 free), K Costelloe 0-1.
Blarney: Paul Hallissey: Anthony O'Shea, David Walsh, Wayne Shine: Darragh O'Brien, Peter Philpott, Paul O'Connor: Barra O'Connell, Keith Costelloe: Damian Hyde, Ciarán Buckley, Dylan Linehan: David Cremen, Owen O'Connor, David Dunlea. Subs: Keith Bradford for D. Linehan (43), Cian Sexton for C. Buckley (57).

CorkCounty Junior Hurling Championship

Grenagh 0-17 Doheny's 1-7

Tom Kenny scored eight points, four from play, three from frees and one from a '65', as the newly re-crowned Mid Cork champions had the edge over the Dunmanway men at Newcestown. Grenagh led by 0-8 to 1-4 at the break but pulled clear in the final quarter when Kenny landed five of his tally. Next up for Grenagh is a semi final meeting with Blackrock, the city champions.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny: Kevin O'Neill, Paul McCarthy,Tommy Buckley: Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Gerry Russell, Kelvin Cummings: Niall Doherty, Colm O'Neill: Sean Bourke, Tom Kenny, Dean Dalton: Conor Fitzgerald, Seamus Coleman, Ultan Dugan. Sub: Tadgh Walsh.

2013 Cork County Leagues

RedFM Senior Hurling League

Semi-Finals: Sarsfield's, Midleton

Quarter-Finals: Courcey Rovers v Ballymartle, Newtownshandrum v Na Piarsaigh

Relegated: Ballinhassig

Rochestown Park Hotel Division 1 Hurling League

Final: Bandon v Youghal

Relegated: tbc

Rochestown Park Hotel Division 2 Hurling League

Final: Fermoy v Castlelyons

Relegated: AGHABULLOGUE, Ballygarvan

Rochestown Park Hotel Division 3 Hurling League

Final: Charleville v Kildorrery

Relegated: Dromina

Junior A Hurling League

Final: Freemount v Ballinhassig

Relegated: tbc

Division 1 Football League (Kelleher Shield)

Semi-Finals: Nemo Rangers v St. Finbarr's, Carbery Rangers v Castlehaven

Relegated: BALLINCOLLIG, Bantry Blues

Division 2 Football League

Final: NAOMH ABÁN v Clonakilty at Dunmanway, Friday 18h October 8pm

Relegated: tbc

Division 3 Football League

Final: MACROOM v Glanworth at P Uí Rinn, Friday 18th October, 8pm.

Relegated: tbc

Division 4 Football League

Final: BALLINORA v Fermoy at Watergrasshill, Sat. 26th at 3pm

Relegated: CANOVEE

MID CORK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ballincollig Credit Union Ltd. Mid Cork Junior Hurling Championship

Semi Final: Eire Óg 0 – 7 Grenagh 2 - 15

Final: Donoughmore 1 – 9 Grenagh 2 - 18

Grenagh 2-15 Éire Óg 0-7

Grenagh outclassed Éire Óg in the semi-final of the Ballincollig Credit Union Junior A hurling championship at Cloughduv. The defending champions looked really sharp with team captain Seamus Coleman outstanding throughout and Cork senior star Tom Kenny always dangerous at full-forward. Grenagh dominated this game from the opening exchanges and converted early chances through Kelvin Cummins and Niall Doherty. A surging run from Tom Kenny set up Seamus Coleman who brilliantly flicked to the net. Éire Óg replied with a placed effort from John Malone which left three points between the sides, 1-2 to 0-2 after 12 minutes. Further points from Sean Bourke, Niall Doherty (free) and two from Dean Dalton effectively ended this game as a contest. Seamus Coleman picked up an amount of ball and his third point ensured Grenagh led by 1-11 to 0-3 at the break. Grenagh continued to press forward but squandered a couple of goal chances before Tom Kenny found the net with a rasping shot. Éire Óg battled on gamely with some heroic defending on occasions. Niall Doherty landed a couple of placed efforts and another from Sean Burke kept the score mounting. Éire Óg substitute Brian Kirwan landed three placed efforts in the closing minutes to rewards his sides' efforts.Scorers: Grenagh: S Coleman 1-4, N Doherty 0-5 ( all frees), T Kenny 1-1, D Dalton 0-2, S Burke 0-2, K Cummins 0-1. Éire Óg: B Kirwan 0-3 (all frees), J Malone 0-2 (0-1f), E Lyons, A O'Connor 0-1 each.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny; Kevin O'Neill, Raymond Dorgan, Paul McCarthy; DD Dorgan, Gerry Russell, Kelvin Cummins; Niall Doherty, Colm O'Neill; Sean Bourke, Tom Kenny, Dean Dalton; Conor Fitzgerald, Seamus Coleman, Ultan Duggan. Subs: Martin Barry (38m), Liam Walsh (40m).
Éire Óg: L Fuohy; A O'Connor, A Herlihy, G McCarthy; S O'Connor, D O'Keeffe, D Sheehan; T Dineen, G McSweeney; E Lyons, E Long, B Darcy O'Sullivan; J Malone, C O'Driscoll, N Brennan. Subs: V Fahy (ht), J Mc Bride (ht), D Murphy (ht), C Murphy, B Kirwan.
Referee: J Masters (Kilmichael).

Mid Cork Final

Grenagh 2 – 18 Donoughmore 1 – 9

The final of the Mid Cork Hurling championship at Coachford, played before a big crowd, was a disappointing affair with the outcome in little doubt from an early stage. Grenagh went in front with early points from Dean Dalton and Seamus Coleman, Shane Healy got one back for Donoughmore in the 7th minute. Ultan Duggan and Tom Kenny rattled over two fast points for Grenagh, Shane Healy replied with a Donoughmore point. Sean Burke pointed for Grenagh, Colm O'Callaghan pointed a '65' in reply for Donoughmore – 12 minutes gone. Conor Fitzgerald kicked over a point from close range for Grenagh and added another point and then Ultan Duggan had a point for the winners who now led by 0-8 to 0-3 after 19 minutes although playing against the wind. A minute later the issue was really decided when Tom Kenny picked out Ultan Duggan all alone close to the Donoughmore goal and the corner forward took a step or two before lashing an unstoppable shot to the net. Colm O'Callaghan pointed a free in reply but the Grenagh onslaught continued and points from Seamus Coleman, Ultan Duggan and Duggan again heaped further agony on Donoughmore who battled on and were rewarded with a point apiece from Shane Healy and Colm O'Callaghan. Conor Fitzgerald replied with a point and Grenagh led by 1-12 to 0-6 at the break and were firmly in the driving seat.
Donoughmore were dealt a major blow when Colm O'Callaghan was forced to withdraw through injury at the break. Tom Kenny pointed for Grenagh on the restart and Shane Sexton had a Donoughmore point in reply. In the 36th minute a Tom Kenny shot ended in the Donoughmore net and Dean Dalton added a point and it was now a case of damage limitation for Donoughmore. The plucky challengers never gave up the struggle and Shane Sexton pointed a '65'. Tom Kenny and Ultan Duggan pointed for Grenagh but Donoughmore had their goal when substitute Colin Coakley kicked the sliotar over the line in the 49th minute. In the last ten minutes, Conor Fitzgerald and Niall Doherty pointed for Grenagh, Shane Healy had the last point for Donoughmore in between.
Grenagh: Mark Kenny: Kevin O'Neill, Raymond Dorgan, Tommy Buckley: Diarmuid 'DD' Dorgan, Gerry Russell, Kelvin Cummings: Niall Doherty, Colm O'Neill:Sean Bourke, Tom Kenny, Dean Dalton: Conor Fitzgerald, Seamus Coleman, Ultan Dugan. Sub: Martin Barry (49).
Donoughmore: Kenneth Cullinane: Aidan O'Brien, Vincent O'Connor, Alan Twomey: Kevin Horgan, Aidan Corkery, Laurence Barry: Shane Sexton, Mark Foley: Shane Healy, Alan Savage, Colm O'Callaghan: William Murphy, Padraig Buckley, Martin O'Connor. Subs: Conor Kelleher (29), Jamie Twomey (h/t), Gerard Buckley (46).
Referee: Mr. John Horgan, Gleann na Laoi.

Lee Valley Ireland Mid Cork Junior C Football Championship

Round 1: Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh 3-11 Kilmurry 0-7

Round Two:

Inniscarra 4-13 Dripsey 1-3

Macroom 1-13 Kilmichael 1-7

Béal Átha 1-12 v Aghinagh 1-2

Naomh Abán 1-11 Cill na Martra 0-3

Semi Finals:

Inniscarra v Macroom at Carrigadrohid, Sat. 19th Oct. 4pm

Naomh Abán v Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh at Inchigeela, Sun 20th Oct. 3pm

Oriel House Junior B Hurling Championship

Round One

Gleann na Laoi 2-11 Blarney 1-12

Round Two

Ballincollig 0-13 Ballinora 1-6 (result void, replay ordered)

Ballincollig 3-14 Ballinora 1-9 (replay)

Cloughduv 2-14 Donoughmore 0-8

Aghabullogue 2-9 Grenagh 1-6

Iveleary 0-7 Gleann na Laoi 0-10

Semi Finals:

Ballincollig 0-6 Cloughduv 1-14

Aghabullogue 0-13 Gleann na Laoi 1-15

Final: Gleann na Laoi v Cloughduv at Ovens, Sun 20th Oct. 2.30pm

EveningEchoCounty Camogie Championships

Senior A

Semi Finals:

Milford 5-12 Douglas 3-7

Ballincollig 0-14 Killeagh 2-6

Final Milford v Ballincollig

Ballincollig 0-14 Killeagh 2-6

Two first half goals gave the East Cork side the edge at CITand they led t halftime. The young Ballincollig side were far tighter in defence in the second half and some excellent points from Denise Cronin, Linda Dorgan and Jess Harrington helped them to a narrow two point victory and a very first appearance in the county senior final.

Milford 5 – 17 Ballincollig 0 – 7

Ballincollig, appearing in their first senior county final were not expected to give Cork, Munster and All Ireland champions Milford much trouble, but the debutants turned in a terrific opening twenty five minutes to really rattle the champs. An injury to star forward Linda Dorgan at this stage and the concession of 2-1 then before the break was to prove the undoing of Ballincollig. Milford led by ten points at the interval and went on to their expected victory.
Ballincollig: Sinéad O'Sullivan: A Kiely, E Murphy, Leah Weste: E Casey, K O'Donoghue, C Ryan: J Hennigan, Sarah Buckley: M O'Donoghue, Linda Dorgan, Denise Cronin: A Coughlan, S Coomey, P Buttimer, Subs: C Hennigan, S Barry.

SENIOR B

Semi Finals

Glen Rovers 3-8 Valley Rovers 0-5

Eire Óg 2-6 Kilbrittan / Timoleague 0-12

County Final

Glen Rovers 1 – 13 Eire Óg 2 – 7

A terrific county final and a great display by Eire Óg who never lost heart and were in contention right up to the final whistle. Elaine Scally had a great goal to peg the Glen back to three points but in the minutes before the interval the Glen struck for four points in a row and led by seven at half time. Eire Óg had a goal from Erin Corkery on the restart and a point from Emma Crowley and the gap was down to three again as the Glen were held scoreless for 12 minutes. Two points for the city side were then answered by points from Margaret O'Herlihy and Erin Corkery before the Glen raised the gap to four from a free. A Margaret O'Herlihy point had the margin down to three points again and Eire Óg did all they could to get the goal they needed but the Glen held out against massive pressure.
Eire Óg: Marie Gleeson: Maeve Corkery, K McCarthy, A Hennessey: C McKenna, Margaret O'Herlihy, R Murphy: Clare Meaney, A Barry: Emma Crowley, Eimear Scally, A O'Callaghan: Erin Corketry, Elaine Scally Maeve Ellen Desmond. Subs: A Scally, S Hutchinson, A McCarthy.

Sciath na Scol

St Colman's BoysNationalSchool, Macroom football team are doing well in the Sciath na Scol competition and have won their group games against Gaelscoil Uí Teaghlaigh , Christians NS, Passage NS, Farran NS, Ballinora NS and Bandon . Team and panel: Tadgh O' Leary, Cormac Buckley, Darren Quinn, James Cahill, Shane Meaney, James Galvin, Christopher O' Connell, Kuba Bradley O' Shea, Dylan Twomey, Dylan Faller/O' Sullivan, Liam Linehan, Reece Twomey, Eoin Twomey, David Hunt, Jamie Relihan, Daragh Vaughan, Michael Kelleher, Adam McCarthy, Robert O' Donovan, Ethan Ward.

Colleges Hurling

De La Salle Senior hurlers were defeated in the Cork Colleges championships 2nd round by Blarney but won their Munster Colleges second round game against ComeraghCollege. The team panel is: Ciarán O Donoghue (Western Gaels/Kilmichael), Cathal Foley (WG/Kilmichael), David Murphy (WG/Iveleary), Finbarr McSweeney (WG/Iveleary), Shane Foley (WG/Kilmichael), Sean Kelleher (Aghabullogue/Aghinagh), Cian O'Riordan (Clondrohid), Peter Kelleher (WG/Kilmichael), Barry O'Leary (WG/Iveleary), Cillian Cooney (Aghabullogue), William Coakley (Aghabullogue/Aghinagh), Trevor Tobin (WG/Kilmichael), Cian Healy (Newcestown), James Moynihan (Cloughduv/Canovee), Joseph Ryan (Cloughduv/Kilmurry), Cillian O'Mahony (Newcestown/Macroom).

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Naomh Abán who defeated Dunmanway (Sam Maguires) in the u-16 final © Nóra Ní Luasa

Rebel Óg East Region

East Region U 16 A Football Championship Semi Final

Macroom 1-12 Donoughmore 2 - 6

Macroom defeated Donoughmore under lights at Cloughduv on a night when both teams deserve great credit for producing such a stirring contest in awful conditions. It was cold, wet and the rain was driven by a strong wind blowing from the road goal. Donoughmore had the advantage of the elements in the first half and led at half time by 2-3 to 0-5. The first goal came after only three minutes play, the second five minutes before the break. Macroom were under pressure for all of the half but managed to finish well with two late points from Kevin O'Dwyer to give themselves a much needed boost.

On the restart Macroom got the break they needed when Cathal O'Riordan's shot from 40 metres found the net and when Blake O'Gorman added his second point in the third minute the sides were level! Mark Corrigan put Macroom in front and then points followed from Kevin O'Dwyer, Alan Quinn and Cathal O'Riordan to give Macroom a 1-10 to 2-3 lead by the 52nd minute. Donoughmore had a point from a free and went in search of the goal they now needed to save the game. Alan Quinn eased Macroom four clear, Donoughmore pointed in reply. Kevin O'Dwyer sent over the bar for Macroom, Donoughmore pointed a free to keep the tension high. The final whistle was greeted with relief by Macroom.


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Macroom who defeated Ballinora in the Rebel Óg u-16A Eastern Region football final replay. ©Lee Valley Outlook

U 16 A Football Final:

Macroom 0 – 10 Ballinora 1 - 7

Macroom took on Ballinora at a sunny and warm Blarney. Macroom were the quicker to settle and began to dominate around the middle. This enabled a good supply of ball to the Macroom forwards and after the first quarter they led by 0-4 to 0-1. After a period of missed chances, Alex Ryan finally tacked on another excellent long-range effort and scores from Cathal O'Riordan and Jack O'Donovan meant that Macroom led by 0-6 to 0-1 at half time. Ballinora began the second half in determined fashion and kicked 3 points in the opening five minutes and Macroom were now firmly back in a battle. Worse was to come as a Ballinora attack resulted in a goal and they now led. Macroom were under ferocious pressure as they went in search of the equaliser. As the game entered injury time it looked like Macroom's race was run, however Don Creedon won a vital Macroom kick-out and played it up the line and despite being under pressure Craig Ronan turned quickly and slotted a dramatic equaliser with literally the last kick off the game.

Macroom 0-14 Ballinora 1-4 (replay)

Macroom U 16s took the East Region championship under lights at Cloughduv in a replay and thoroughly deserved their win. Without the injured Paul O'Farrell they tore into the opposition from the throw in and led by five points after the opening quarter. It was 0-7 to 0-2 at half time, Cathal O'Riordan, Jack O'Donovan, Kevin O'Dwyer, Alex Ryan and Alan Quinn the Macroom scorers. Macroom never let up in the second half and finished strongly. A late Ballinora goal was a deserved reward for the losers non stop efforts.
Macroom: Caleb Dinneen: Aidan McMahon, Jack Cronin, Ryan Creed: Alex Ryan, Don Creedon, Cian Twomey: Blake O'Gorman, Alan Quinn: Cathal O'Riordan, Mark Corrigan, Jack O'Donovan: Kevin O'Dwyer, Craig Ronan, Robert Healy. Subs: Ethan O'Gorman, Christy McCarthy (used) and Alan O'Farrell, Daniel O'Riordan, Dylan Gray, Colm O'Mahony, Eolan O'Leary, Jack Kelleher and the injured Paul O'Farrell.

Macroom U12s - Rebel Óg East U12(B) League Champions

Macroom u12s travelled to Shamrocks GAA grounds in Shanbally to face Ballygarvan in the Rebel Óg East U12(B) League Final. Macroom settled quickly and dominated possession. Some excellent work between Macroom forwards Liam Linehan and Dylan Twomey put Macroom's first point on the board after just ten minutes. Cillian Donovan quickly added to the score with a goal to keep the Macroom momentum going. With most of the play now taking place in the Ballygarvan half, further scores were added by Dylan Twomey with Jack O'Riordan recording points from a '45 and a free. Macroom's style of quick short passing won this half and managed to keep Ballygarvan scoreless. Half time score: Macroom 2-5 Ballygarvan 0-0. The second half started with immediate pressure from Ballygarvan who recorded their first score ofthe game after two minutes with a point. Ballygarvan kept the pressure on the Macroom defence and scored the next two points. However several wides and some tremendous work by the Macroom backs prevented this from being Ballygarvan's day. A point from Macroom half forward Dylan O'Sullivan after 15 minutes rejuvenated Macroom and two further goals from Dylan Twomey put the game out of Ballygarvan's reach. Final score: Macroom 4-06 Ballygarvan 0-03.Cillian Donovan accepted the league shield on behalf of Macroom and was quick to praise his teammates for all the work they put in throughout the year. This was a superb display by the Macroom with the whole Macroom panel contributing to a very successful year.
Macroom:- Tadgh O'Leary, Darren Quinn, Cormac Buckley, Shane Meaney, James Cahill, Jack O'Riordan, Cillian Donovan (Captain), Eoin Cahill, Dylan O'Sullivan, Liam Linehan, Dylan Twomey, Shane Sweeney, Bradley O'Shea, David Hunt, Jamie Relihan, Reece Lee, Eoin Twomey, Robert O'Donovan & Adam McCarthy.
Upon their arrival back to Macroom, the team made the customary victory parade up through the town before returning to the Clubhouse in the Castle Grounds for a victory meal. The Club would like to express its sincere gratitude to the parents and all those who prepared the victory meal and made the day so special for the players. Well done again to an excellent bunch of players who were rewarded for their tremendous commitment and effort throughout the year. Well done also to the management team who deserve great credit for their efforts all year: Liam Linehan, Michael Cahill (Carraigbán) and Michael O'Riordan.

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The victorious St Val's senior team after their win over Inch Rovers in the ladies county final ©

Cork Senior Ladies Football Final

St Val's 0-11 Inch Rovers 1-7

St Val's claimed their first Senior County Title at CIT on October 6 when they defeated last year's winners, Inch Rovers from East Cork. In a game that had everything, Val's showed great character. Having been down two points with ten minutes left on the clock they kicked three points in a row from play to win by the narrowest of margins in what was a pulsating game all through. At the start both teams looked nervous and were guilty of some poor wides. Val's opened the scoring with two great points from full forward, Caoimhe Creedon, who caused Inch a lot of problems in the opening ten minutes. Claire Byrne added her team's third point before captain Jean Lucey stretched their lead further with another point from play. Inch finally opened their account with a point before Caoimhe Creedon pointed from a free to lead by four again. With ten minutes remaining in the half Val's were reduced to fourteen players when wing forward Claire Byrne was harshly sin binned. This seem to lift the Inch players and they added 1-3 without reply before Caoimhe Creedon stopped the rot and added another point, to leave Inch leading by a point at the break 1-5 to 0-7. The second half was a much tighter affair with both sets of backs on alert and scores were hard to come by. St Val's Máiréad Corkery, who was troubling the Inch corner back all day with her running game, kicked a great score to tie the match entering the final quarter. Inch Rovers then added two frees to increase their lead again with less than ten minutes left on the clock. At this stage it looked as though Inch would retain the title but Val's fitness began to tell and with players such as Vera Foley driving her team on from midfield, they piled on the pressure. Caoimhe Creedon scored her fifth point before Aoife Plunkett levelled the game with a smart finish with time almost up. The game looked to be heading for a draw when the inimitable Briege Corkery landed a superb point in injury time off her left foot to win the game for Val's.
Panel: Jean O'Sullivan, Sinead Cotter, Marie Ambrose, Liz Coholan, Eva Dunne, Claire Ambrose, Vera Foley, Louise Coholan, Niamh Canty, Claire Byrne, Jean Lucey, Briege Corkery, Máiréad Corkery, Caoimhe Creedon, Aoife Plunkett, Máiréad O'Sullivan, Fiona Crowley Angela Crowley, Becky Hennigan, Joanne Down, Ellen Coakley, Katie O'Callaghan, Katie O'Connell, Alanna Buckley, Aileen Corkery, Yvonne Burgoyne, Susan Kent, Aine Murphy, Aisling Buckley, Karen Cotter. Elaine O'Brien, Triona Buckley, Jennifer O'Mahony.

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Cloughduv U13 Hurling team and mentors, County Champions (sponsored by Centra Aherla) who beat Sam Maguire's in the final ©

All Ireland u14 Sevens

St. Val's competed in the All Ireland u14 7's competition at Kilmacud Crokes Dublin recently. The 10 St. Val's players were Chelsea Love, Katie McCarthy, Ciara Hughes ,Ciara McCarthy, Niamh Looney, Shauna Sullivan, Sinead Plunkett, Maeve Kelleher, Sarah Byrne and Caoimhe Cotter. Their first game was against Kilemoremoy from Mayo which they won 8-3 to 1-0. They then defeated St. Conleth's, Laois 5-4 to 3-3; Parnell's, London, 7-6 to 0-1 and Bailieboro, Cavan 9 9 to 0-3. In the quarter final St. Val's defeated St. Patrick's, Wicklow 9-4 to 0-4 and they defeated Killucan, Westmeath 7-5 to 3-4 in the Semi-final. Unfortunately they lost narrowly to Corofin, Galway in a high scoring Final and the result was St Val's 10-3 Corofin 10-5. St. Val's girls played excellent football during the long day and were disappointed not to win, but they did themselves and everyone from the club proud. They collected their runners up medals and went to the Kilmacud club rooms for a well deserved meal that evening. They spent the night at Bewley's in Lepordstown and went on next day to the All Ireland Final to support Briege Corkery and Vera Foley who were representing the club in Cork Seniors' victory. Well done to all involved on making it a weekend to remember.

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Margo Twomey presenting the Cup to Canovee U10 team, winners in the Neily Twomey U10 Tournament ©

County Final for Éire Óg

Éire Óg 2-10 St Val's 1-09

Éire Óg reached the county final by virtue of a 4 point victory over neighbours, St Val's, in Cloughduv. The victory also saw Aoife Nic a' Bhaird presented with the U16 mid Cork title as this was also up for grabs on the night. Having played in ideal conditions all summer, the wind and rain made its return and so the girls had to learn to deal with the elements as well as the floodlights. Having lost the toss, Éire Óg were forced to play with a strong wind in the first half but settled down quickly and after 10 minutes were good value for the 4 points to 1 point lead. Shortly after, the first Éire Óg goal arrived and approaching half time we led by 1-08 to 0-04. The Kilmurry based outfit hit with two late scores, getting 1-01 in the last 2 minutes, to leave 3 between the teams at the short whistle, 1-08-1-05.
The old saying that wind doesn't win matches is true and in fact it was Éire Óg who got off to a blistering start in the second half as the Val's goal was breached for the 2nd time and now a sizeable lead and a belief that there was something to hold on to coursed through the veins of the girls. Everyone worked exceptionally hard and with 10 minutes remaining, Éire Óg still led 2-10 to 1-07 and Val's could not penetrate Jill O'Sullivan's goal and when the clocked ticked down, there were still 4 points separating the teams, a deserved victory for Éire Óg who will meet the winners of Fermoy v Glanmire in the County final.
Éire Óg: J O'Sullivan, G Cahalane, L.A O'Shea, G Collins, M O'Leary, J Coleman, N Desmond, A Nic a' Bhaird, (Capt.), A Cronin, C Brennan, L Cleary, E Cleary, D Heinan, E Scally K McCarthy, G Holmes, L O'Keeffe, A McSweeney, G Murphy, C Nic a' Bhaird, N Twomey, K Moyle.

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Foirean Iománaíochta Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Íre a bhuaidh ar Scoil Phobail Ghort Alainn (Mayfield) ©Nóra Ní Luasa.

Bua Stairiúil do Choláiste Ghobnatan

Coláiste Ghobnatan 2-12 Mayfield C.S 1-13

Bhuaidh foireann sinsearach Coláiste Ghobnatan ar Mayfield C.S i gcluiche leath ceannais Comhairle Iarbhunscoileanna Chorcaí le déanaí. Ba é sin an cheád foireann riamh ón scoil a ghlac páirt i gcomórtas iomanaíochta, agus cad é mar chluiche. Cé go raibh roinnt imreóirí ó 'foireann forbartha Chorcaí' ar phaineál Mayfield, thosnaigh Coláiste Ghobnatan an chluiche i bhfad níos fearr agus bhí 3 pointe an thapaidh ag fear lár páirce, Aaron Ó Murchú, fear le bonn uile Éireann é féin. Tháinig Mayfield ar ais le cúpla pointe ó pucanna saoire, ach is ansan a tháinig an chéad cúl sa chluiche, iarracht maith ó leath tosaí-lár Cillian Ó Loingsigh. Nuair a chuir lán-tosaí Maidhc Ó Duinnín pointe gleoite thar an trasnán cúpla noimeád níos deanaí, bhí fir an Choláiste1-4 in aghaidh 0-2 suas. Fuair Mayfield 4 pointí i ndiaidh a chéile, cúpla ceann gleoite ar fad ón mionúir Chorcaí i lár na páirce, agus bhí an t-ádh le Coláiste Ghobnatan go raibh Daithí Ó hAllamháin, cúl báire Eoin Ó Loingsigh agus dearthaireacha Seán agus Darren Ó Forréidh ag cosaint go maith. Bhí scór ag teastáil go géar nuair a chuaigh Dan Ó Donnchú ar a rothar leis an sliotar, agus chríochnaigh sé go gleoite é sa líontáin. Fuair Aaron pointe breise ó puc saor díreach i ndiaidh ach chríochnaigh an leath lé dhá pointe tapaidh ó Mayfield agus b'é an scór leathama Coláiste Ghobnatan 2-5 Mayfield C.S 0-8.
Bhí tosach iontach ag na buachaillí áitiúla sa dara leath le dhá phointe tapaidh ó Aaron arís agus ceann eile ó Mhaidhc. Fuair Mayfield 3 pointí i ndiaidh a chéile ach fuair Aaron pointe eile ó phuc saor sar a bhfuair Mayfield cúl, a d'fhág na foirne ar chomhscór. Chuireadar pointe eile thar an trasnán ón puc amach, agus bhíodar chun tosaigh don chéad uair le 10 nóiméad fagtha. Ach sheas an beirt fathach Gearóid Ó Goillí agus, go háirithe, Micheál Ó Deasúna an fód ar chúl agus nuair a chuaigh an sliotar síos na páirce, chuir Maidhc Ó Duinnín na fóirne siar ar chomhscór le pointe ionspairáideach. Ón puc amach, deineadh feall ar Micheal Ó Deasúna agus chuir Aaron an poc saor thar an trasnán, agus lean sé an ceann sin le pointe den scoth ón imirt. Sheas buachaillí Coláiste Ghobnatan an fód roimh ionsaí géar agus shábháil Seán Ó Forréidh an lá le bloc iontach ón lán tosach, agus nuair a shéid an réiteoir an feadóg deireanach, bhí Coláiste Ghobnatan tríd go dtí an cheád chluiche ceannais iomána riamh i saol an Choláiste. Taispeántas iontach ó na buachaillí go léir, agus go néirí leo sa chraobh.
Foireann: Eoin Ó Loingsigh, Darren Ó Forréidh (c), Se án Ó Forréidh, Daithí Ó hAllamháin, Gearóid Ó Goillí, Micheál Ó Deaúna, Cian Ó hEithir Wyatt, Aaron Ó Murchú, Ronán De hÍde, Stiofán Ó Murchú, Cillian Ó Loingsigh, Dan Ó Donnchú, Colm Ó Meachair, Maidhc Ó Duinnín, Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Dara Ó Laoire, Roibeárd Ó Laoi.
Seanfhocail na Seachtaine: An té nach bhfuil láidir ní foláir dó bheith glic. (He who is not strong has to be clever).

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Kilmurry Minor team who defeated Éire Óg in the Minor A Football Championship final replay ©Mary Down

Kilmurry Minors Win

Kilmurry 2-6 Éire Óg 1-8

Kilmurry Minor A team captured the Rebel Óg Eastern Section Minor A title after a thrilling encounter with Éire Óg. The sides had played out a pulsating 2-10 apiece draw the Sunday previous and this replay lived up to all expectations. Éire Óg started brightly and had two early scores on the board before Pádraig Berhanu opened the scoring for Kilmurry. Éire Óg continued to pile on the pressure and raced into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead in advance of the short whistle. Éire Óg could have been further ahead but for superb goalkeeping by Liam Wall and some excellent defending by Colm Hannon and Conor Bradfield. Kilmurry received a boost before the half time whistle when Pádraig Hinchion burst up the field to receive a pass from Joe Ryan before duly dispatching to the Éire Óg net. Kilmurry trailed at half time on a scoreline of Éire Óg 0-6 Kilmurry 1-2 but started the second half brightly with a Marco Healy point. Éire Óg returned to the ascendancy, scoring 1-2 without reply. With Daniel Cahalane relocated to full back, Kilmurry's defence repelled the Éire Óg advances. Dara Flanagan began to exert his influence at midfield. Padraig Brehanu and Joe Ryan kept Kilmurry in touch with pointed frees before Oisín McSwiney charged up the pitch to reduce the deficit to just two points. Kilmurry were now dominating possession with Sean Curzon and James Brehanu controlling midfield but they were failing to score until Padraig Brehanu soloed determinedly forwards before parting to Joe Ryan who unleashed an unstoppable shot to the Éire Óg net deep into injury time to give Kilmurry a fantastic victory
Kilmurry: Liam Wall, Conor Bradfield, Colm Hannon, Michael John Grainger, Padraig Hinchion, Oisinn McSwiney, Marco Healy, Dara Flanagan, Daniel Cahalane, Sean O'Sullivan, Padraig Brehanu, Sean Curzon, James Dullea, Joe Ryan, James Brehanu. Subs: Colin Casey, Jack O'Sullivan, Tadhg Hogan, Fionnan McSwiney, Gearoid Grainger, John O'Mullane

Night at the Dogs

Kilmurry GAA enjoyed a night at the Cork Greyhound track in Curraheen on the 4th of October where Master Ace won the final of the SPAR Lissarda A4 525 Stakes. A great night's entertainment was had by all in attendance. The draw was also made for the prizes for those who bought tickets to the event: 1. Breda Slyne, Aherla 2. Denis Collins, Doonisky 3. Nell Hinchion, Clonmacow 4. Cloughduv Underage Hurling Club 5. Stephen Down, Crookstown 6. Paddy Murphy, Crookstown. Kilmurry GAA would like to thank all concerned for their effort and support in making the event a success.

Macroom AFC

Under 13 National Cup:
Macroom 6 Lakewood Athletic 0.
Macroom progressed to the next round of the National Cup with a commanding victory over Lakewood at a sun drenched Murrayfield October 5. It was all one way traffic in this encounter and the tie was well and truly finished long before the final whistle. The home side went on the attack from the off and with the excellent strike partnership of Denis Dullea and Dylan Twomey causing plenty of trouble up front, the goals soon arrived. The opener came in the 8th minute, a great through ball found Twomey in on goal and he finished well to the keepers' right. Macroom kept up the tempo and it was 2-0 on twenty minutes when, after a fine solo run, Juszczsk squared for Kelleher to double Macrooms' advantage. It was 3-0 soon after. This time, Juszczsk teed up Dullea who helped the home side into a comfortable half time lead. The trend continued in the second period as Twomey pounced on slack defending to make it four for Macroom. Macroom defence was solid, with Christopher O'Connell and Cillian O'Donovan doing well. On 55 minutes Macroom had their fifth goal. This time, Twomey's cross was well finished by Lynch. With time almost up, Macroom made it 6-0 when man of the match, Mateusz Juszczak, played an inch perfect through ball for Pawel Osnowski to get his name on the scoresheet and so bring an end to an excellent morning's work for Macroom. No doubt there will be tougher games in store but manager, Cathal Prendeville, will be happy with the progress to the next round of the cup.
Squad: Eoin Twomey, Darren Quinn, Shane Meaney, Christopher O'Connell, Cillian O'Donovan, Jack Kelleher, Kubac Byrdziak, Mateusz Juszczak, Dylan Twomey, Denis Dullea, Caelum Lynch, Dylan Sullivan, Robert Donovan, Eoin Cahill, Arek Szwaja, Pawel Osnowski, Darragh Linehan and Jamie Relihan.

Under 11 League Macroom 1 Bandon 7.Ciaran Doody was on target and best performers were Shane Hannon, Doody and Cian Riordan
Under 12 League Macroom 4 Corinthians 2. Steven O' Donoghue(2), Daniel Cotter and Conor Murphy on target. Stand out performers were Patrick Barry, O'Donoghue and Gearoid O'Brien.
Under 13 National Cup: Macroom 6 Lakewood Athletic 0. (see report).
Under 14 Fermoy 3 Macroom 1. A very much under strength Macroom side put up a great fight with Simon Sanetra on target once more this season.
Under 15 National Cup Fermoy 2 Macroom 1 (aet). There was no luck to be had when a goal three minutes from the end of extra time gave the home side the victory. John Martin Lehane was the visitors' goal scorer.
Under 15 League Riverstown 2 Macroom 0
Under 16 League: Macroom 9 Corinthians 0. Two wins from two for the Under 16 side with goals from Jack Kelleher(2), Micheal McSweeny(2), Jack O'Donovan(2), Kyle Kelleher, Mark Corrigan and Ethan O'Gorman. A great overall team performance for the side managed by Willian O'Riordan Jnr and Denis Canty.
Youths' League:
Macroom 4 Buttevant 2.
Another fine win which keeps the youths' team in the top two. A good finish from Sean Quinn had the home side 1-0 up at the break. Darren Dineen doubled Macroom's advantage before a Brendan O'Sullivan free kick made it 3-0. Buttevant replied with two goals, to set up a nervy finish but Quinn sealed the points in the final minute with his second of the game. Best for Macroom were Tommy Condon, O'Sullivan and Quinn.
Douglas Hall 2 Macroom 4
Macroom led 1 0 at half time through Darren Dineen, who doubled the advantage on fifty minutes. The home side responded with 2 quick goals to level matters. However a strong finish, with goals from Brendan O'Callaghan and Robert Healy, sealed the victory. Best for Macroom were Tommy Condon, Don Creedon and Darren Dineen.
Premier A League:
Macroom A 2 Douglas Hall 0
The first team began their league campaign with a deserved win at Murrayfield. Both goals came in the opening half. Mark O'Callaghan headed home Darryl Holden's corner on twenty minutes. This was followed just before half time with a fine solo effort from Steven Crowley. The visitors improved after the break, but were unable to find a way back into the tie thanks to excellent defending throughout the pitch from the home side.
FAI Junior Cup
Douglas Hall 3 Macroom 1
Macroom made their exit at Moneygourney. A great start, with a goal from David O'Halloran inside 5 minutes, was as good as it got. Over the 90 minutes, the visitors failed to get to grips with the all weather surface and therefore exit the national competition.
Division 2 League
Strand Utd 2 Macroom 1
Noel Leahy was on target from the penalty spot but this was not enough to take a result from Ballyanley. Best for Macroom were John Breen and Jason McCarthy.
Macroom FC would like to thank all those who contributed towards our recent church gate collection. Such generosity will help to ensure the club can continue to provide for the youth of Macroom town and surrounding areas.